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". >> i was outraged. reporter: rosemary cutting runs the falls church healthcare center and believes the decision came about because of karen handle, komen's new senior vice president of public policy who ran unsuccessfully for governor of georgia and reportedly vowed too defund planned parenthood. >> when -- to defund planned parenthood. >> when you plant your back against that many women, you horn your back on. this. reporter: many women -- turn your back on. reporter: women who don't have insurance and can't afford breast cancer screening, turn to the komen fund. >> clearly this is about caving to an extreme anti-choice agenda and so i think it's very unfortunate. reporter: planned parenthood is copying komen reconsiders and that they can -- is hoping komen reconsiders and that they can come together, but in the
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meantime planned parenthood has been receiving funding for treatment. >> a note of full disclosure here. wusa9 has been komen's washington d.c. partner for the past few years, just a few months ago komen decided to end that relationship. what a sad, sad day for so many of us. that silken voice that wished us peace, love and soul is silent tonight. this morning we learned that don cornelius, the creator of the show known as soul train appears to have taken his own life. the 75-year-old was found dead in his element a. home this morning and our own bruce johnson has local reaction to cornelius' death and the contribution that soul train made to music, fashion and, of course, the dance. ♪ dancing dancing dancing she's a dancing machine ♪ >> the show was must see tv on
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saturdays, soul train with show creator and host don cornelius. >> to the music of earth, wind and fire and mighty mighty. >> it started out way before cable and way before mtv and b.e.t. as a place to showcase r and b talent, dance and fashion. >> i used to be in front of my tv with my bowl of cereal watching the soul train live. >> loved to see the soul people dance and their clothes. >> the idea came from american band stand which which aired from philadelphia. cornelius only had $400 his program was going to be syndicated out of chicago. radio stations throughout the d.c. area immediately went into a soul train theme upon hearing of don cornelius' death. >> when i first heard about it, i was stunned, shocked and then immediately i started thinking about all the memory. >> find out about the latest music, the latest dance steps,
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latest clothes. reporter: what do you still have in the closet, bell bottoms? platform shoes? >> i think i may still have the bell bottoms, can't get in them. >> motown to atlantic, every record label wanted its performers big and small on soul train. >> like a junior walker, you're able to see them on there, gladys knight, you're able to see them there. reporter: nearly everybody had a soul train memory today. didn't take a lot of convincing, just a snap and some customers to form a soul train line. you been down there, you know it doesn't take much to start a party wasn't's chili bowl. mike cornelius was a part--- party at ben's chili bowl. mike cornelius was a part-time
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announcer, emceed that show until 1993 and then sold, it made a lot of money. >> he did and man, sure miss him, can't believe he's gone. thank you so much for that. we should note soul train was on the air for 35 years. gladys knight and the pips, eddie kendricks, the honey come, honeycomb. it will be the longest continually running syndicated program in tv history at least until the year 2016. >> you know what? you wouldn't have a party without a soul train line. it's part of our lexicon. came right from soul train. boy, we're going to miss don cornelius. >> all right. we're going to miss this weather, too aren't we? >> we are. >> it wasn't as beautiful as yesterday, but it was warmer, temperatures around 70, no record high. 75 was a record high downtown, 77 at national and we didn't quite make that. we're still 67 downtown, 61 gaithersburg, 64 manassas, low
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60s in leesburg and even in hagerstown and martinsburg still looking at the under 50s. go down 95 to fredericksburg, it's still 70 degrees. it's just crazy. it's like late april. satellite picture radar combined, a couple sprinkles earlier and now some moisture across southern west virginia and that will come in here overnight and by tomorrow morning. for tonight mostly cloudy, just chilly, light rain possible by dawn, lows 38 to 46, winds northwesterly at 10 and quite frankly, most everybody holds in the 40s tonight which is even warmer than it should be during the day. all this crazy warm weather and the longer days now, we have more than stefan hours of daylight, which is kind of a signal -- 10 hours of daylight, which is kind of a signal for the plants to start doing their thing. reporter: a lot of folks here in bethesda, some wearing flip- flops and shorts. with this warm weather you've
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got the flowers fluming and trees, but it doesn't feel -- blooming and trees, but it doesn't feel so pretty with a lot of folks having to grab for their allergy medication. >> my eyes are bothering me, teary and itchy. reporter: the allergies are coming early as well as the early flower blossoms. >> i can't breathe. i can't smell anything. reporter: several weeks earlier than usual some trees are blooming like maple, apricot and some types of cherry trees. >> it's definitely out in the ample. reporter: allergists in the washington area report patients are suffering from allergies at least a month sooner than usual. >> this week we've actually had patients call in to say i'm having symptoms. can i start my medications or see you? reporter: doctors warn it may be tough to tell whether you have a cold or allergy when it's still winter technically, but the main difference is you'll have an itchy nose or eyes with allergies and no
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mucus and runny noles you're grabbing for the kleenex, but local -- nose. you're grabbing follow the kleenex, but local pharmacies are putting in orders for allergy medications a lot sooner than usual. >> we're already starting to see prescriptions filled for inhalers, spray, allegra, things we typically would see in a few weeks. reporter: some worry it might be a long spring, but some doctors say it might not be the case necessary smile if it's a warmer spring, everything will just -- necessarily. >> fit a warmer spring, it might just warm -- if it's a warmer spring, it might just warm up two or three weeks earlier, might not be longer necessarily. reporter: a couple things to keep in mind. keep your windows closed to keep the pollens out of your house and take a shower or bath at night to get the pollen off
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your body and clothes and if you take over the counter medication like this, take it at night before you sleep. that way the medication gets inside your body and for the next day when you're impacted by those upons, these meds will be a lot more -- pollens, these meds will be a lot more effective. >> you can always keep an eye on the pollen count at just click on weather. three men accused of using stun guns in two taxicab robberies are in custody tonight in montgomery county. the suspects, jamel mcinnis of clarkbsurg, brandon addison of gaithersburg and kevin owe lannyy. one happened in clarks -- olaniyi, the other in clarkbsurg and wattsville five
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days later. johnson was ordered held without bond, a preliminary hearing scheduled for the end of this month. a california schoolteacher accused of taking some bizarre photos of students was in court arraignment was delayed, but the judge significantly increased his bail. we want to warn you about this. the subject in this story is just disturbing. reporter: bail is now set at $23 million for mark byrne, one million for each alleged victims. the former los angeles elementary schoolteacher is accused of committing lewd acts against two dozen children. byrne simply said yes, i do when asked if he understood the charges. the 61-year-old did not enter a plea. the long time 3rd grade teacher blindfolded students, taped their mouth shut and put live cockroaches on their face and allegedly fed them bodily fluids with a spoon. he told his victims they were playing a game. >> all the allegations are that the events happened at the
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school in the classroom. reporter: police say the crimes date back to 2005 and the alleged victims rake in age from 7 to 10 -- range in age from 7 to 10. none reported what was happening. the investigation was launched a year ago after an employee at a photoshop alerted authorities to questionable pictures. byrne was fired last year when the school found out about the images. >> it's an outrage for something like this to go on in our schools undetected. of. reporter: police kept byrne under surveillance and uncovered more than 400 pictures that helped them build their case. byrne was arrested at his home monday. investigators are trying to identify 10 more children in the photographs and say there could be more victims. >> byrne faces life in prison if he's convicted. parents are upset nobody told them about the investigation, but the authorities say they had to keep it quiet while they were gathering all that evidence. breaking news coming out of egypt. more than 70 people are dead tonight after a violent stampede at an egyptian soccer
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match. it marks the world's deadliest soccer riot in more than 15 years. officials say fans rushed onto the field after the home team won an unexpected victory over egypt's top team. that set off clashes and a stampede and left at least 73 people dead. 1,000 others are reported injured. the witnesses say home team fans threw sticks and stones as they chased players and fans from the rival team who ran toward the exits to escape. 9 news now is keeping a close eye on what's happen being at the occupy protest in -- happening at the occupy protest in mcpherson square. monday was the deadly imposed by the national park service for protesters to stop catching out in the square. we have yet to -- camping out in the square. we have yet to hear of any problems between the protesters and police officers. still ahead a little boy dangling from a ski lift, wait to hear how he was rescued. on the heels of a big night for mitt romney, president
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obama gives more details how he wants to help homeowners struggling to make their payments.
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our four republican presidential candidates are turning their attention to nevada tonight. that state holds its caucuses
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this saturday. mitt romney won all 50 of florida's delegate in yesterday's primary, but president obama's campaign pounced on a comment the frontrunner made to cnn. >> i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there. if it needs repair, i'll fix it. i'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing just fine. i'm concerned about the very heart of america. >> that led president obama's campaign, to tweet today so much for we're all in this together. the housing market has been a stubborn drag on the economy. today in falls church, virginia, president obama told struggling homeowners about his idea to help them refinance their mortgages. the president says the plan would save the average borrower about $3,000 a year. >> if you're ineligible for refinancing just because you're underwater on your mortgage through no fault of your own this, plan changes that. you'll be able to refinance at
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a lower rate. you'll be able to save hundreds of dollars a month that you can put back in your pocket. >> now this plan will not help you if you walked away from your home or didn't act responsibly. the president also proposed what he called a homeowner's biffle rights and it includes what he -- bill of rights and it includes what he says should be some common sense rules for every family when they shop for a mortgage. he said they should include no hidden fees or conflicts of interest, new protections against foreclosure and a simpler form that's easier for people to understand. tonight american airlines is talking to its unions about cutting 13,000 of their jobs. the nation's third biggest airline wants to cut labor costs by about 20%. this is all part of its reorganization under bankruptcy protection. it would add up to about $1.25 billion. maryland governor martin o'malley called for an aggressive program to invest in jobs today in. his state of the state address
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he said his budget would generate 52,000 new jobs, but o'malley also warned creating those new jobs and improving transportation in maryland is going to cost. >> there is nothing more important for a family's security and future than a job. we are all in this together and in this important work the state of our state is strong. >> senate minority leader e.j. pipkin delivered the republican response and said o'malley's proposals are neither tough, nor balanced nor an investment. there is a new push in maryland to create a central repository to help find missing children. delegate joe carter is behind what's being called the missing children's act, but some lawmakers want to name the bill after phylicia barnes, the north carolina teenager who disappeared from a house in baltimore in 2010. this bill calls for resources for ms. and to establish a dna date -- police and to establish
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a dna database. today the d.c. city council took the first step toward repealing online gambling. the measure goes now before the full council with a majority of members saying they support it. they say they had not realized they cleared the way for online gambling when they approved a lottery contract three years ago. today the d.c. lottery unveiled its 26th anniversary black history poster. this year's theme lifting a nation, black women in politics, and it features sojourner truth, mary mcleod and patricia roberts harris, the first woman to run for council in d.c. not a bad way to start february. look at us, no coats, nothing out here. >> almost 70 degrees. >> it's redonculous. >> new word, new dictionary. >> 72 is the high today.
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it was not a record. the record high was 77 today and it was set back 10 years ago. all right. we'll take a live look at our weather cam brought to you by michael and son. there's the capitol. we still have clouds, a dry commute home, temperatures 67 still, dew point 46 and the winds out of the west, northwest at about 10. so we're looking at temperatures 25 degrees above average. satellite picture radar combined, we will zoom into the southeast and the gulf coast, kind of a glancing blow, pretty good line of showers and storms pulling out of texas into louisiana, another heavy batch of storms into the panhandle of florida. we'll zoom further north. southwestern virginia and extreme southern west virginia, this rain will work its way west ward overnight. kind of a quick hitter. if i had to draw a line through town like 66 and 50 south is the best chance for significant rain tomorrow. so not looking at a lot but
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maybe 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch of liquid precipitation, 63 rockville, 59 gaithersburg and 62 in laurel. here's the deal. it's going to be a little cooler, but still mild as we go through the rest of the week. a dry evening commute, a wet morning commute primarily south of 66 and also south of 50. still mild on thursday, though, and a very nice finish friday, not talking 60s or 70s but still very nice. by 11:00 tonight you can see the precipitation may be getting through fredericksburg and southern maryland. we get into the late night hours, early morning hours, showers back to the west and south and this kind of moves through just almost right along 60 and 66 and 50. it gets through pretty quickly. you may have lingering showers late morning in southern maryland. good news, may see some snow showers in the mountains
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tomorrow afternoon, which they  really need. for tonight mostly cloudy, just chilly, light rain possible by dawn, lows 38 to 46, winds northwesterly at 10 and most folks holding the 40s tonight. by morning maybe an early shower, but it gets out of here quickly. then partly cloudy, cool, temps in the 40s. by afternoon a very nice day for groundhog day, partly cloudy, cooler, mild, temperatures around 55, winds northwesterly at 10. there will be some clouds up in pennsylvania. we'll see if punxsutawney sees his shadow. he usually does. we'll have to just wait and see. all right. next seven days. friday, gorgeous, low 50s, saturday clouds returning, light rain possible saturday night into sunday. it may actually end as a little bit of wet snow especially west of town sunday, high around 40 sunday and then we're in the 40s, around 50 monday, temperatures right back into the 40s as we get into next week, but notice the arctic air is not there. so we're upper 40s tuesday, low 40s wednesday, but the arctic
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air is still lingering to the north. so for a while we'll dodge that bullet. that's it for the weather, just gorgeous out here. >> nobody missing that arctic air. >> i know. >> thank you. still ahead tonight from a small cart to a brick and mortar restaurant we'll introduce you to a local small business owner who is on the road to success. but first a truck stuck on the tracks meets an oncoming train. 9 news now continues after the break. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal.
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hurt when a passenger train derailed in southern michigan today. this is an amtrak train headed from pontiac to chicago. it hit that struck that had gotten stuck on the tracks. you can look from the scene above all the damage done. this morning jean gershner posted a question on our wusa9 facebook page about this very date in 2003. nine years ago today the space shuttle columbia disintegrated on reentry and all seven members of the crew were killed. the disaster brought a halt to the u.s. space program once it was determined that a falling piece of foam had damaged the shuttle's heat shield. that led to changes in shuttle inspections after future launches. nasa held a day of remember prance at arlington national cemetery last thursday -- remembrance at arlington national accept rather last thursday. skaters at a popular wisconsin resort said it's not something you see every day. a boy was rescued after dangling from a ski lift about
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25 feet above the ground at hidden valley ski area sunday. witnesses say that boy was dangling for more than a minute. he fell into the arms of a group of skiers gathered on the ground. he was shaken up but otherwise not hurt. >> they said one, two, three and the person on the chairlift let him go and he was free falling and they just caught him just effortlessly and the boy was very safe. '. >> wow, it is still unclear how he ended up dangling. still to come tonight it was one of the first accidents in the country to be described as being caused by distracted driving. we'll look at where we stand today 10 years after this crash along the beltway. 9 wants you to know about a public health crisis. our investigation into teenagers and alcohol is coming up. up next how old is too old to get behind the wheel? an in depth look at the issues next on 9 news now. 9 news now is brought to you in part by your local
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tonight an emotional debate heating up in maryland about who is competent to drive. scott broom is in annapolis tonight where a david versus goliath fight is on between a family touched by tragedy and the motor vehicle administration which is promoting less testing rather than more. reporter: the family of nathan crasnabor is here lobbying to
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get incompetent drivers off the road so nobody else gets killed. nathan was a 20-year-old cyclist run over in a baltimore bike lane last march by an 83- year-old driver who was so disoriented she sat beside the wreck and never called 911. >> a life was lost that really shouldn't have been lost. reporter: the family wants tougher licensing standards to weed out incompetent drivers, particularly as they age. >> this isn't a unique incident. reporter: but instead they are shocked to learn maryland is moving in the opposite direction. instead of renewing a license every five years, the state wants to extend it to every eight years. >> i've been driving since i've been 14 and i'm 82 today of. reporter: that's eight years between testing, for instance, for the likes of robert yakle. >> i don't want them taking my driver's license away. reporter: a good driver now who may not be tested for renewal again until he's 90. >> basically we're doing this to stream line the process. reporter: mva administrator
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john qwo says his agency relies on family, doctors and police to refer aging drivers for competency reviews in between eight-year intervals. >> there are certain requirements now and regulations to require individuals to report to us any medical conditions that may affect that individual's wellness to drive. reporter: but police investigating nathan's death never refused that disoriented driver for a competency test. in fact, she didn't give up her license until the family sued. scott broom, 9 news now. >> the question we have is should older drivers be tested more often just to make sure their skills are still up to par? joining us to talk about that, a montgomery county police officer and president of a group called i drive smart and susan roneck, president of grows, grace roots organization that looks out for the well- being of seniors. tom, i'll start with you. is the law going in the wrong direction if you talk about
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testing less often than more? >> absolutely. we've got to test people more frequently and do it earlier and we got to do it before something happens, especially our senior populations. we have this exploding population of senior drivers over the next four to six years. we have to do our best to make sure they're capable of controlling the vehicle that they're in touch with what's going on around them and they're safe drivers. >> they have to show you they can still do it? >> exactly right. >> anything wrong with that, susan? >> nothing wrong with that. i just don't think we should target just the aging population. we have a lot of bad drivers out there in all age groups. i think we should broaden the testing, do it differently for the different age groups. i think we should be a whole lot more attentive to the way we're evaluating people's capability to have that privilege to drive. >> but the fact is we're all getting older and notice we can't see quite as well as we used to and all that. shouldn't we at some age say you know what? you have to prove a little bit more about what your abilities
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still are? >> i think we should establish standards at different ages of the spectrum instead of just saying you're getting old. now we need to test you. >> here's the difference. when you have someone that is a teen or a middle aged person who might be in the situation where they're a corporate driver or driving a lot, they might be able to get improvement through training. senior drivers, they've been driving a lot of years. your experience should be making you a better driver and just through my experience, 24 plus years as a police officer, over 25 people trained through our drive smart, we know and i've seen myself, senior drivers a lot of times don't perceive their weaknesses because they're doing what they've done the same thing every day. they might not realize their vision is getting bad. they have reduced sensitivity below the waist. they're not as sharp. we have to take a proactive approach, make them show us you can do it as you're getting older because the numbers are out there. >> agreed. >> what are you afraid of here? i've heard this argument before
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from folks at aarp, don't single us out. what are you afraid of happening? >> i'm not afraid of i don't think we're doing it the right way. i think not all 80-year-olds are the same. i think everyone should be able to demonstrate their ability. don't categoryically withdraw it or assume. i've -- categorically withdraw it or assume. i've seen a lot of 50-year-olds that shouldn't be behind the wheel either in. addition we need to make provisions to address the issue of not driving anymore. >> but here's the common thread. as you get older, we all know that, we're not as sharp, we're not as physical as we used to be. driving is a physical activity and older people, you've got to work harder to a in better shape to control that vehicle. >> and it's a privilege, not a right. thank you so much, tom pecarollo and susan roneck. 10 years ago five people died on the beltway when an suv crossed the median, went over a
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guardrail and flipped over landing on a minivan. the ensuing investigation led the national transportation safety board to determine the suv's driver had been distracted talking on her cell phone to a friend she had been trying to follow. it became one of the first crashes where distracted driving was listed as a contributing factor but far from the last. today the ntsb says there are 320 million cell phone subscriptions. that's enough for every man, woman and child in the u.s. the concerns aren't just about talking on the phone. smartphones let us do everything from talk and text to surf the web, give directions, check the traffic. the latest figures from the national highway transportation safety agency date back to 2009, but in that year alone 5,474 people died in distracted driving crashes. nearly another half million were injured. locally texting while driving and using a phone without a hands free device are banned in the district and maryland.
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in virginia just texting is banned. last week virginia delegate bobby orack proposed a new measure that would make it illegal any action that causes you to be distracted a crime. each year 5,000 people under the age of 21 people die as a result of underage drink being, thousands more injured in most alcohol-related car crash as cording to the u.s. department of health and human services, but you got to wonder where are the minors getting the alcohol in the first place? karen, you have been launching a long investigation into what can only be described as a public health crisis. >> that's right, anita. that is exactly why my photographer and i decided to take a close look at this crisis after covering just way too many alcohol-related tragedies over the years. what we found was alarming, children beginning to drink at a younger age and drinking such large quality it's no longer
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unusual for them to be hospitalized with alcohol poisoning. look at an excerpt from a story coming up tonight at 11:00 in which we uncover one local store that has been openly selling to children. night after night with the help of a 23-year-old 9 news now staff member we interviewed the young buyers with a hidden microphone. >> i heard this is the place to go if you don't have an id. it is. >> without one? >> i'm just looking for a place to buy. >> either way. you can give in a shot. >> really? have you all done it before? reporter: most told us they were 16 years old. some wefor younger friends. >> the full report is tonight at 11:00. for several weeks dave and i have watched and videotaped dozens of teenagers buying alcohol at this one local store and not a single teenager was ever asked for identification. >> as a parent, i have a pit in my stomach right now. what was the reaction of the
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owner? >> it was very interesting. it actually became very heated. he absolutely denied selling to children, but as you will see tonight at 11:00, we do have the videotape and the interviews to prove that he did. >> we'll see you tonight at 11:00. back to you guys. still ahead tonight a million packs of birth control pills being recalled. we'll tell you how to find out if yours are involved. >> it's still nice outside, some clouds but dry and still very mild. here are the temperatures. 67 downtown, some 50s in gaithersburg and leesburg, but still 58 in fredericksburg. we'll come back and tell you when the next round of rain rolls in and prow progressively cool it's going to get -- progressively cool it's going to get in the next several days. hey guys, breakfast!
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women, any of you taking birth control pills, this health alert is for you. pfizer is recalling a million packets of its oral contraceptives because of a packaging error which could increase the chances of accidental pregnancy. this recall affects lo/ovral 28 as well as its generic brands, norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. the drug coming is blaming both chemical and human error for the problem with the packets. basically there are inadequate doses of hormones. this recall affects a million contraceptives.
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an expensive new treatment for prostate cancer may cause more side effects than radiation. it was found proton therapy which uses proton particles instead of x-rays causes men to have more bowel problems like pleading than conventional radiation. proton therapy is rapidly growing in use even though it costs as least twice as much as other treatments and radiation and oncology specialists now say its effectiveness and safety need to be studied more. still ahead the score is 1- 0 as our sports department goes head to head. can kristen keep the lead? she certainly has a lead on those socks. round 2 in the anchor bowl is coming up. up next a food cart and dream turned to success for one local businessman. his story is next.
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more than 3,600 of you signed up and tomorrow morning we'll announce the winner of two brand new kindle fires. so tune in with andrea, mike, howard and monica for our big reveal in the 6 a.m. hour. i want one. >> you can't have that one. starting a small business is a dream for a lot of folks. >> for one arlington man who has humble beginnings and pure necessity, it's all led him to a big success story.
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>> jessica doyle shows us how he is now taking that dream to the next level. reporter: it all started back in 2008. a tough, tough time for ocrus boyle working in the construction injury. >> i loved my job. i got really depressed. my wife was pregnant with my second child and we didn't have any health insurance, but then it was like i need to do something. reporter: that's where neighbor, friend and now business partner mark wallace stepped in over cooking and beers one night. >> we were sitting there eating salsa he just whipped up that was fantastic. >> he came out with the idea. reporter: ocyrus and mark decided to start small with a food cart selling tacos. it was a near selling hit. >> just within a couple weeks there was line around the corner and we had to start hiring people. reporter: one cart grew into two and then into a popular bricks and mortar restaurant called district taco in arlington now employing 40
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people. in march another location will open, this one in metro center, and more will follow. >> now we're searching for stores three and four in the district as well. reporter: even though district taco has enjoyed success and is planning expansion ocyrus hasn't forgotten the lessons of the 2008 recession and how it felt to be unemployed. >> i just want to have a job. i want to help people that they love their jobs. so when i think about it i'm like yes, we'll just hire somebody else, you know, because in my mind if you help them, you know, and they know that you care about them, they're going to care about you. reporter: caring that shines through between partner and partner, employer and employee, all the way down the line to one terrific taco. jessica doyle, 9 news now. >> as for restaurants three and four, the partners are scouting out spots around capitol hill, dupont or the palisades. >> let's take it out to you guys on a glorious wednesday. reporter: i wish people could
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watch us when we're not on the air because derek was over here trying to pop lock. >> it was all in honor of soul train and the soul train line. >> it was entertaining. >> temperatures are still in the 60s, 72 today but still not a record. >> what's the record? >> 77 set back in 2002. >> you would have really been happy with that. >> let's start with a look at our weather cam brought to you by michael and son, clouds, dry, temperatures still nice, 67, dew point 40 fire, winds out of the west, northwest at 7, pressure falling to 2.99 inches of mercury. satellite picture radar combined, we see this system to the south. this will bring us a little rain early tomorrow morning. it's going to be a glancing blow primarily south of town. cold front will go through and actually it can usher in cooler air. while go from the 70s to the 50s. we can handle that. 64 arlington, 61 bethesda, 62
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rockville, some 60s in gaithersburg and leesburg, 64 andrews and 63 still in beltsville. a bit cooler but still mild and dry evening commute, a wet morning commute primarily south of town. by that we mean south of 66, south of the district and south of route 50. still mild on thursday and a very nice finish on friday. yes, it will be cooler but still above average. now late tonight here are the showers and light rain, fredericksburg over to orange, just south of cull pupper. we'll put this into motion. they kind of make it up into southern maryland, maybe into prince george's county and charles county, go through the predawn hours of the morning thursday and then more showers back west in winchester and the mountain. those roll through again right across the southern part of the viewing area early in the morning. they may linger late morning in southern maryland, but then everybody clears out. we'll salvage a very nice day thursday with temperatures back into the mid-50s, a little snow possible in the mountains tomorrow, which is good news for the skiers. for tonight mostly cloudy, just
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chilly, light rain by dawn, on his 38 to 46 and -- lows 38 to 46 and primarily in the 40s. by morning early shower possible, then partly cloudy, cool, temps in the 40s, by afternoon very nice, partly cloudy, cooler but still mild, high temperatures in the mid- 50s and winds northwesterly at about 10. so let's go ahead and break it down. a couple sprinkles possible at 6:00 in the 40s. by noon we're clearing out 50 to 5th 55. knicks three days nice on friday -- next three days, nice friday, low 50s, cooler on saturday, showers by saturday evening. next seven days, some showers and rain sunday, maybe ending in snow north of town and temperatures still, cooling down but no arctic air, 48 tuesday and 42 with sunshine next wednesday. round two of our first ever anchor bowl. dave and i hit the links today,
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but first a reminder of the score, me 1, dave owens 0. tonight we wanted to dress the part of a golfer, but as you'll see, dave took it one step further. reporter: we are here at top golf in alexandria. our instructor justin, tell us about how top golf works. >> well, top golf is an automated golf range. each golf ball has its own microchip. when you knock a ball into our targets it scans the golf ball and tells you how many points you get. >> i'm ready to get going. i've got my top ball gear on. of course, dave is late. >> hey, guys, i'm sorry. all i've got to say is a great golfing champion right here. are you ready to get dominated today? you're pulling out gloves? i've never golfed before.
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this stroke right here, regulation tee? oh, what a shot. i like it. i like it. that thing is almost taller than me. is this thing worker? what score is that coming up? whoa whoa whoa, tim tebow just called. that's a good one right there. i'm coming to get you. >> i'm not worried. >> yeah, what you really need to do is close your eyes. >> there we go. >> keep your hands a little higher. bring them straight back. >> translation, i suck. wow. i'm not a sore loser, i guess, but yeah i am actually. >> 23-3, i think dave shopped in the children's department for that one. two rounds down. i take an early lead. 2 -0. i'm on a roll.
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tonight at 11 cheek it's round three. the anchor -- 11:00 it's round three. the anchor bowl heads to lucky strike in china town. if you miss any of this week's competition, head over to >> poor dave. >> does he always shop there? >> where else do you find a fluorescent vest? >> coming up at 9news now at 6:00, farm fallout, two sides involved in a better dispute over prime property in montgomery county and they're going to court over it. twinkies, chips, doritos, not something you normally associate with someone trying to lose weight. we'll introduce you to the guy behind the junk food diet. but first moving day, how to make sure you and your possessions arrive around the same time. we'll be right back.
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the for sale sign is up. you're packed ready to go, but before you call that moving company make sure it won't take your possessions on a i have long ride. here now -- on a very long ride. here now is a story of 1 man's month long ordeal. >> welcome to the ever so humble abode, 780 square feet of empty bliss. reporter: a new job opportunity brought jay allen moranga to this alexandria
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apartment. he hired all united van lines which is not affiliated with united van lines to move his possessions here from california. >> they were great up until the time they come to pick up the stuff and from that point on it's been nothing but a nightmare of. reporter: jay says his nightmare started in july of last year. all united van lines promised to deliver his goods by early august. by the end of september his apartment still looked like this. >> you start calling them every day and going hello, have you left yet? do you have our stuff? reporter: jay says all united van lines offered the cheapest estimate over the phone, a binding quote for a little over $1,200 to move him across the country. reporter: this is 1,284 and this is? >> $4,099.81. reporter: received this new invoice on his moving day which included all of these extra charges. talk about jacking up the
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price. >> yeah. it was a little sticker shock. reporter: even more shocking, the fact that for months he couldn't get a clear answer as to what happened to all his stuff. >> so you took our stuff to utah, then back to california, then new mexico and the truck broke down and now you took it back? >> they're a problematic mover to begin with. reporter: the better business bureau's ed johnson says if jay had done a little homework he might have made a different decision. >> they have an f rating with the better business bureau. they've had 31 complaints and 80% of those complaints the company didn't even respond to. reporter: but the company will have to answer to the federal motor carrier safety administration housed within the department of transportation. the agency is investigating complaints against all united van lines. they could even fine them, but victims won't see any of that money. it goes into a general fund and that's why it's so important to protect yourself before the movers load up the truck starting with checking into a
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company's record. by mid-fall nearly 80 days after his ordeal began the truck arrived, but all united van lines employees would not even begin to unload his belongings until he paid them an additional $1,800 in cash. >> i feel like i just had to pay ransom to get my stuff back. reporter: in all more than double the original binding quote. >> i would like to see the company shut down. >> by the way, our photographer, felix ortiz, is okay. we tried contacting all united van lines again not related to united van lines which is a different company, but all the numbers we tracked down, disconnected. jay hopes you learn from his mistake. so before you turn over your possessions and your money, plan ahead. don't wait till the last minute to find a mover. compare at least three estimates and make sure the estimate is on site,


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