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nicely into the upper 60s with highs today between 70 and 75. that will happen about 3:00, 4:00 and a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 72. a lot less wind than yesterday, but still a bit breezy. that storm system that gave us the rain a couple nights ago is still bringing us some showers to morning new england. behind it skies have cleared. high pressure in the midwest. that's going to build in. tonight is going to be another cool night with clear skies and we'll be back in the 40s and 50s. but 39 in winchester right now. petersburg, west virginia 38. it's 43 in culpeper. 52 across the bay in easton and even 53 down in southern maryland. looking at your highs this afternoon, it's going to be a pretty one with 72 on the bay in annapolis. 74 in frederick and manassas and 73 at reagan national. 5:00 a.m., time for monika with time saver traffic. thank you so much. good morning, everybody. if you're just getting up, you'll be happy to know things are pretty good outside. no big incidents to report. it's fine if you're heading on the northbound side of i-95
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coming from dale city to woodbridge, up into springfield. we'll take a live look a little further north on 395 which is final at duke street heading to seminary road and the 14th street bridge. let's go back over to the maps and this time to the other side of town. if you're planning to head over into the district across the pentagon and here at the 14th street bridge on 395, no problems to report. in fact, we're going to take a live look at beltway on the south side of town. here's what it looks like at st. barnabas road. no problems to report to the wilson bridge. all the southern maryland corridors are doing fine as well. in my next report, we'll take a look at the bw parkway at 5:09. a $2 billion loss ever the nation's largest bank tops this morning's your money segment. >> unbelievable. after what we went through in 2008 this is happening again. here's jessica talking about jpmorgan chase. >> that's exactly right. this is not what investors wanted to hear after the bell. of course we just snapped two six-day losing streak, the worst since august.
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stocks were actually making some gains and then they found jpmorgan chase was putting together a last-minute conference call to tell investors it lost about $2 billion in just the last six weeks. the losses are being taken on a series of bad trades that were supposed to help protect the bank, a hedge on other investments during difficult time. c.e.o. jamie dimon blames the losses on, quote, many errors, sloppiness, and bad judgment, but critics are already saying these investments are akin to gambling and are pointing the finger at jpmorgan's culture and leadership. >> the difference between jamie dimon around the guy making book on the corner on the horses is jamie wears a good suit. he's not interested in making loans. he's interested in taking your deposits and gambling with them. he just gambled and loss. >> jpmorgan could face an additional $1 billion in losses in the second quarter because world markets have been so
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volatile. there is also the possibility the company can offset some of these losses by about a billion dollars with gains in other areas. jpmorgan is saying the company is still profitable. of course big question marks in the minds of vin east ares this morning -- of investors this morning. what will happen the next few weeks and what will other banks do because of these problems? investors hate uncertainty. they're sending stocks lower. jpmorgan's stocks were down about 6% in after hours trading while other banks took a 2% haircut. aish yandz and -- asian and european markets seeing red arrows. the dow up about 20 points before the announcement was making snapping the six-day losing streak standing at 12,855. nasdaq off by a pound. s&p 500 up a few points. >> anything happening in -- any reports coming out that could sort of soften the blow for the opening bell today?
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>> probably not. i mean, jpmorgan chase is going to be the central focus for wall street. it is probably going to reinvigorate the calls for the vocal rule which is supposed to stop risky trade. this is going to be bad news for the banking sector who was hoping these regulations wouldn't come to be. >> look what they did. talk about something else in the next half-hour? >> there's a new diet drug that could potentially coming to market for the first time in ten years. so we'll be talking about that. >> thanks, jess. to other news. life in prison without the possibility of parole. that's the sentence for cyril williams, the man who shot and killed trooper wesley brown. brown was working security at appleby's in forestville in june 2010 when he tossed williams out of the restaurant for disorderly conduct. williams came back and murdered brown in retaliation. williams plans to appeal. a virginia judge has tossed out drunk driving charges
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against the former head of the federal aviation administration. he made his decision after watching some video of randy babbitt's left turn that prompted police to pull him over in the first place. flaherty said the officer had no good reason to make the stop. the 65-year-old babbitt resigned his post in december after his arrest had become public. better safe than smoldering. metro is buying 95 new buses. they'll replace older buses, two of which recently caused fire. both fires caused by high pressure hoses that either came loose or were not properly installed. metro has fired an employee it says it caused a train to derail last month at the rosslyn station. no one was hurt but the hitch caused big delays. 5:05. graduation season is already here for a lot of college students. when it comes to high schools, they'll get their diplomas in a few weeks. >> except for those who failed to make the grade and drop out instead. 9 news now reporter delia goncalves found one young man on that road until he recently turned his life around.
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this is a truly inspiring story. >> it's a great story. when you talk to this young man, i was shocked. my jaw dropped. at just how he can manage to keep a positive attitude considering that the odds are really stacks against this young man. high school dropouts are a major strain on our whole economic system costing taxpayers nearly $350 billion each year in lost wages, taxable income, health, welfare, never mind if they end up going to prison. thankfully christian hall will not be one of those kids despite drugs, violence, poverty, and reading at a first grade level just one year ago. he is still struggling to overcome but he's made great strides, especially in reading with some help of some adults who intervened and saw potential in this young man. >> i grew up in poverty. i don't want to live in poverty anymore. i just want to help my family out and have children one day
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and make sure they go to school so they can do better than i'm doing. >> christian remains focused on school despite ongoing violence and drug use inside his own home. coming up at 5:0, we'll take a walk through -- 5:30. we'll take a walk through his old neighborhood. it really is an inspiring story. >> he was on a first grade reading level till last year. how did he get promoted to this point? that's always the question. >> we'll explore that a little later on in the morning. and we'll have a guest and talk more about that we can indict the school system because he clearly was passed on and made it to the 11th grade in high school reading at a first grade level. he's not unique. many students at anacostia high school have very low reading levels below third grade so it's a major epidemic, a huge problem in ward eight and the district. >> thank you. look forward to hearing more about christian. two sisters are safe after police catch up to their
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kidnapper. that story is coming up. >> plus, the department of justice files a discrimination lawsuit against a very well known sheriff in arizona. >> and the long ball helps the nationals avoid a sweep in pittsburgh. we'll be back.
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it is a chilly friday morning. i suggest a jacket.
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we have 40s and 50s, even a couple of spots in the upper 30s. we're going to warm up nicely today. still a little breezy, nothing like yesterday but by noon we'll be in the upper 60s. northwest winds 10 to 15. 72 at 5:00 after hitting a high of about 73, 74 in the 3:00, 4:00 hour. i'll be back in just a few minutes, less than five, talking about your weekend. right now monika is in talking about time saver traffic. on the northbound side of the bw parkway, police just headed to the scene of an accident near route 193 in greenbelt. it's sitting on the shoulder but just watch out for the police activity. in my next report, we'll take another look at area roads at 5:17. >> thank you, moen came. making -- monika. making news now, a manhunt that lasted nearly two weeks is over and two kidnapped sisters are safe. police say adam mayes was spotted near a church in mississippi and killed himself as officers approached. he was accused of killing the girls' mother and older sister.
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relatives say mayes believed the younger girls might be his daughters. the justice department is suing a sheriff and his office to stop alleged discrimination. sheriff joe arpaio is accused of discriminating against latinos in maricopa, arizona. the sheriff says he welcomes the lawsuit and wants to see the government's evidence. president obama may get a little rest after a late night fund razer at the home of -- fund racer at the home of george clooney. today the president heads to reno for a speech urging congress to pass mortgage refinanced legislation. owning your own business can be very rewarding, but also very demanding. but there is some extra help for women in business and that's coming up at 5:50. we'll tell you where that's coming from. the reds scirches unveil -- redskins unveil special uniforms in honor of the team's 80th anniversary. howard lets us know if rain will spoil mother's day. we'll be right back.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now on this friday morning. it's 5:14. we're living for the weekend and howard says we're going to have a pleasant little treat from mother fate. >> if we can just get past -- mother nature. >> if we can just get past the pollen. looks like most of the precip will hold off till sunday night
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and monday. andrea, just for you, we're starting with the allergy update here. >> i'll get my tissues. >> you're sniffling pretty fiercely this morning. tree pollen, that shot up after the rain the other day into the high category. the grasses have also shot back up into the high category. weeds are low and mold really took off of course with some rain around you would expect the mold to go and that also shot up into the high category on thursday. we'll get new numbers just before noon. if you join me at 9news now at noon, i'll have an update for you then. jacket weather for shower this morning -- for sure this morning. 40s and 50s. with sunrise at 6:00 a.m. i think we'll be able to get a degree or two back. our day planner, we are going to see sunshine all day. that's good. winds not nearly as windy as yesterday. that's also good out ever the northwest 10 to 15 which is a dry breeze. by noon 67. mid afternoon 71. high today about 4:00, 5:00
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will be somewhere 72, 73, maybe 74. but overall a pretty fine day. and even better day tomorrow. look at these temperatures. a little warmer south and east of town with national at 53. andrews 51. but you go north, you go west, we're now down to 39 in gaithersburg. 40 at dulles, airport in sterling, virginia. reston 43. mid-40s from bwi in colombia and arlington this morning 49. looking outside on our michael & son weather camera, just the first hints of light starting to show up about 45 minutes before sunrise. 53 degrees. a west wind at 7:00 with clear skies and the barometer continues to rise. so high pressure building in from the midwest. front is up here across the dakotas and a storm system in texas bringing them a lot of rain and even strong storms. you can see how this is all slowly marching toward the east though. east texas, louisiana going to be under the gun today. we'll watch that storm system move slowly northeast. the front in the mideast moves slowly east.
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together they're going to combine to give us a chance of some rain especially by early next week. in the short-term high pressure is building in. that's a good thing. sunshine all day today. winds will get lighter tonight. tomorrow the winds turn southerly ahead of the front and ahead of that low. so we'll see mostly sunny skies on saturday. upper 70s, maybe 80 on sunday some of that moisture could be here late in the day. today 73. breezy at times. northwest winds 10 to 15. back in the mid-40s to mid-50s tonight. 78 for your saturday, a very pleasant day. sunday closer to 80 although there could be a shower late in the day and some rain and showers around monday and tuesday. may linger one or two till wednesday with temperatures in the 70s. let's go to monika santami here at 5:17. time saver traffic. still no list. you're smiling. it's friday. all seems well. i'm always going to friday witnesses' friday and traffic -- going to smile when it's
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friday and traffic looking well. still green all the way down leaving i-70 past clarksburg to the point where the lanes divide. we'll take a live look at the beltway north of town. usually this picks up on friday morning a little bit later. right now we're looking good into silver spring on the outer loop heading west on 495. if you're coming in from sterling on the toll road or from manassas in from centreville, still looking good all the way into fairfax. the beltway, the western stretch looks fine as well. we'll end with a live look northbound 95 in springfield. northbound side picking up in volume here but no big delays yet to report. coming up in my next report, we'll go out to the east side of town at 5:24. >> thank you, monika. legendary redskin files a lawsuit against the n.f.l. >> stephen strasburg piles on the strikeouts. we have highlights coming up in sports. >> coming up on 5:19, we want to take another look at our question of the day.
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it is researchers suggest this smell can make people happier. is it a, baked potatoes, b, fresh baked bread, or c, fresh squeezed lemons. >> our facebook friend terry mullen says the smell of bresh baked bread -- of fresh baked bread. >> log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page and leave your response. we'll reveal the answer during the 6:00 hour.
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5:21 on this friday morning, chilly friday morning with some areas dipping into the the upper 30s. jacket weather this morning. as we head toward 9:00, you'll notice 60 in annapolis. still only about 50 toward winchester. a little bit after breeze. sunshine all day. lunch time we're in the mid- to upper 60s here, near 70 in baltimore. then in the afternoon we're looking at temperatures low 70s. might even get to 74, 75 in the warm spots. a nice day ahead. andrea and mike? >> thank you, howard. the nationals avoid the sweep in pittsburgh before starting a series tonight in sin nat cincinnati. good morning, everybody. the lawsuits against the n.f.l. , they just keep on building up. the late toast file a suit is art monk, the former redskins wide receiver. he joins along with 63 others claiming the n.f.l.
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and helmet manufacturer rydell failed to protect players from long-term brain injuries. monk says he suffers from memory loss and headaches as a result of the concussions he sustained in his 16-year n.f.l. career. about 150 are ex-redskins that are part of these lawsuits including mark ripen. yesterday i spoke with some other former players to get them to weigh in. >> there must be some things because i know art -- [indiscernible] do i think the n.f.l. knew about the concussions? >> yes, of course. we all got concussions. do i think they might have known it for a long time? i think they probably did. >> the redskins yesterday kicking off their 80th anniversary at redskins park. the unveiling of this year's jerseys. they are kind of a modern take on the 1937 redskins jersey.
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nationals in pittsburgh trying to avoid the sweep. good thing stephen strasburg on the mound. he was wheeling and dealing. six inning, five hits, two runs, 13 strikeouts. a big night for him. on the offensive side they got things rolling. this with adam la roche following. nats win this one 4-2 avoiding the sweep. strasburg goes to 3-0. that's going to do it for your morning sports. i'm kristen berset. have a good day. a goodbye will be held for a building that sustained heavily damage from last year's earthquake. that story coming up. >> we'll hear from a young man who avoided becoming a high school dropout even though at one point he could barely read. >> if you're planning to head to the beltway on the south side of town, here's what it looks like at st. barnabas road. very little volume and no delay heading for the wilson bridge.
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in my next report we'll take another look at the south side of town at 5:29. you're watching 9news now. we'll be right back.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now on this friday morning. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. we're having fun this friday morning. we hope you are, too. monika santami will have traffic momentarily. >> i'm glad i can entertain and inform with the weather. this chilly friday morning, bundle up. it's cold out there. the sun will warm us up nicely. by the middle of the day you might not need that jacket but with 40s and 50s, even upper 30s, you would be wise to take one. just starting to see a little bit of light out there behind the capital dome.
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temperatures today are going to get up into the upper 60s by noon. 70 to 75 and a little bit of a breeze but nothing at all like yesterday when we had the gusts to 35. some showers in morning new england but look to our west. nothing in the ohio valley, nothing even back toward st. louis. so we're good today, tomorrow, and probably at least half if not two-thirds of sunday before some showers move in late on mother's day afternoon. 45 in hagerstown. 30s winchester, petersburg. 39 also out toward dulles. 39, 40 gaithersburg has risen to 43. we're at 53 and a very fine afternoon. sunshine. 72 in annapolis and martinsburg. 73 here in washington. 5:29. monika is here with time saver traffic. hello, howard. >> hello. >> how are you, howard in. >> it's friday. >> yes. we're happy about that here at channel 9. things are looking good all around the beltway. we'll zoom in on i-95.
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if you're planning to head from dale city to woodbridge, it starts to get heavy this time of the morning but still looking good. here's what it looks like coming up from dale city. again no problems to report. just a bit of volume forming. no big deals right now. we'll go back over to the maps this time inside the beltway and show you what it looks like on 395. i believe everyone is running well above the speed limit. same with 66 on the inbound side through falls church heading for the downtown area. now we'll take a live look outside. here's what it looks like at the 14th street bridge heading into downtown. you're going to be absolutely fine. in my next report we'll go to maryland at 5:39. back to you. a student drops out of high school every 26 seconds. the dropout epidemic is not only a financial strain on our economy, these young people are for the eligible for 90% of the jobs in our economy. >> this morning we'd like to introduce you to a high school senior who just a year ago was reading at a first grade level.
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but despite his reading challenges and an addictive father and poverty, he has overcome some obstacles and he's set to graduate in just a couple of weeks. this is amazing. >> when you go through the list, reading at a first grade level, crack addicted father and then poverty, it's just -- the odds were stacked against this kid. >> it's like a wall. >> it's amazing at his young age 17 years old he's able to really overcome. >> find it from within somehow. >> somehow. really remarkable young boy. christian's story unfortunately though is not unique. it's like many kids around the country, grew up in a rough neighborhood surrounded by drugs and violence. even though he attended school regularly, nearly every day, he never learned to read until now. >> my teachers at thomas jefferson high school-- >> reading "the washington post" is not an easy feat, especially for someone overcoming a reading
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disability. but 17-year-old christian hall gets help with tutors from the rich program, resources for inner city children. he's now set to graduate from anacostia high where he's had perfect attendance at a school struggling to fill most classroom seats but his journey to his desk and his future goal have not been an easy one. >> reporter: this is the old neighborhood? >> yes. >> reporter: what are the nicknames? >> bang bang. >> reporter: christian grew up in one of anacostia's most motorruous neighborhoods. you like being back in this neighborhood? >> no. >> reporter: why? >> it's -- there's no prove energy around here. >> reporter: during our brief walk threw, christian often looked over his shoulder visibly uncomfortable in a neighborhood full of drugs and violence he always stood out. >> because i want to live -- i want to live till i get older. i don't want to die a a young age. >> reporter: christian and the eight members of his family only lived here in this building for about a year where his father smoked crack in the
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house, his brother consistently stole from him and even though those issues still remain, they left the neighborhood under threat of their lives. >> when we stayed in virginia, i lived -- i stayed with my friend to go to school. >> reporter: the family bounced around among several different hotels before relocating. it's safer now but by no means a positive family environment. his father still smoking crack. brother still stealing. is that hard to talk about? >> yes. >> reporter: is it still happening? >> yes. >> reporter: does it make mommy uncomfortable for -- does it make home uncomfortable for you? >> something like that. i can't -- eventually i'm not going to be around it. >> reporter: but it's your family. >> some people just love family from a distance. >> 17 years old. some people love their family from a distance. christian, he has drive no doubt but his success would not
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be possible without some key adults who stepped into his life, including from the tutor program. we're going to introduce you to that program and the folks who are really committed to helping kids like christian in that community. >> because you can't do it by yourself no matter how focused. he needed someone and found them. >> thank you. doctors are trying to save a toddler found unconscious in a bathtub in laurel, maryland. family members found the little girl last night at a home near montrose avenue. they purchased cpr on the child with instructor from a 911 dispatcher president at last -- dispatcher. at last word the girl is in critical condition. the suspect in a series of hammer attacks is expected in court later this morning for a mental observation hearing. 19-year-old michael davis already faced charges in one of the attacks but now he's been charged with murder in another attack. a man from denver was found killed in d.c.'s petworth neighborhood on april 24.
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davis has two older brothers, both of which play in the national football league. officials in louisa, county, virginia will hold a goodbye ceremony at thomas jefferson elementary. the school was heavily damaged in last year's earthquake and will be demolished. a new school will be built, the total cost expected to be $13.5 million. some of the money will come from the federal government. students have been attending classes at another county elementary school since the quake. time for your money report. a lot to talk about. >> jessica starts us off with big news from a tiny drug maker. >> 18 thumbs up for the first new diet drug in over a decade. fda advisors have approved 18-4 to recommend the agency approved sales of the drug. this could be the first approved product ever. the fda will finish its review
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by late june of this drug. the diet drug was rejected in 2010, very serious possible risks here, heart risks, other risks include tumors and raising blood pressure. research has shown that people taking the drug had modest weight loss. a government watchdog group wants to overhaul some mortgage- related fees. the consumer transportation bureau says it might ban origination fees that vary with the size of the loan. it wants lenders to charge the same flat fee for all morning loans. they keep dropping. mortgage rates hit their lowest levels since records first started being kept in the 1950's. freddie mac says the rate on a 30-year fixed loan is down to 3.83%. i remember when i had a 7% loan. it was a good rate. but despite the cheaper mortgage rates, home sales fell across the board. my parents had a 15% mortgage rate when they first bought their home. >> wow.
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>> 3.83%. >> ready to refinance. >> there you go. >> thanks, jess. local college students have a most unusual final exam. we'll show you coming up. a new family of otters makes its public debut tomorrow at the national zoo. you know chase freedom gives you 5% cash back at grocery stores this quarter. thank you. happy shopping! activate your 5 percent cash back at and now, new cardmembers get 100 dollars bonus cash back after they spend 500 dollars within the first three months. visit or your local branch today.
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welcome back. out on the weather terrace with a jacket as we're in the 40s. a nice day ahead. a sunny day, a good day. we'll have temperatures by noon in the upper 60s. north west winds 10 to 15. not nearly as brisk as yesterday but still a little breezy. 5:00 72. high about 73. that will happen around 4:00 p.m. i'll be back in a few minutes looking ahead to what could be a really fine mother's day weekend. monika is in with time saver traffic. finally beginning to see some slow traffic. on the inbound side of i-66. it begins in manassas at route
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234. fine into fairfax. we'll take another look at area roads at 5:48. back to you. i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails, retailer websites to find you deep discounts. here of some -- here are some of my favorites. fill up your nook or smartphone with your favorite book. pay $12 and rent one e-book a month for a year. if you pay $30, you'll get three rentals a month and you have tens of thousands of books to choose from in this library. >> let's go to the movies. fan dang go is offering this deal with the -- with a visa signature credit card on fridays. you'll be able to buy a movie ticket and get one free. it's good through august 17. you have to buy the tickets through fandango. >> if you break down on the
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road, who are you going to call? aaa mid-atlantic after this deal. 50% off a one-year basic primary membership. you'll get roadside assistance and exclusive hotel and restaurant discounts. if you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. >> thank you, jessica. a local engineering school offered up a one of a kind final exam. hundreds of freshman took part in the university of maryland hovercraft competition. the two-foot hovercrafts are conconstructed of foam, batteries and microcontroller. each vehicle has to float on a curbian of -- cushion of air and propel forward in order to pass the course. the public can meet some of the newest residents of the national zoo and boy, are they cute. some asian small clawed otters. we got a sneak peek with our cameras of their habitat and of the little guys. they feasted on clams, mussels
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and crabs courtesy of whole foods market. the exhibit opens to the public tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. a special summit for area women business owners. >> plus a volcanic cloud causing some problems for tourists in central america. >>it's 5:42. here are some seb brits celebrate -- some celebrities celebrating a birthday today. if it's your birthday, happy birthday. we will be right back. ♪
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they're laughing. i'm howard bernstein. we're talking about dogs because tomorrow i will be juneing the dog show -- juneing the dog show. -- judging the dog show. andrea asked me if i was soag my dog -- taking my dog. it's named after a star wars character. in leesburg a great event. walking for water at morgan park equestrian center at 8:30. >> helps people get clean water. >> in africa. a bunch of high schoolkids involved in that. speaking of great things, we're going to have a nice stretch today, tomorrow, into mother's day as well. your bus stop forecast is a chilly one. temperatures in the 40s, even upper 30s right now. the warm spot is in the low 50s. jacket weather early but a great day ahead as we'll see sunshine, a little bit of a breeze, nothing like yesterday. and temperatures warming very nicely. by noon 67. mid afternoon 72 degrees at
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4:00. that will be about the high for the day. we might sneak up to 74, 75 south and west of d.c. this evening still not bad. 67. west winds at 8 miles an hour by 8:00 p.m. going out you probably need a light wrap tonight but overall a good stretch. here's our weather headlines this friday morning. sunny and breezy today. gorgeous, just spectacular tomorrow. we'll be up in the 70s to near 80 degrees. a late shower sunday. i put a question mark because it's a chance. not a definite thing. the best chance of that is going to happen north and west of d.c. then rain likely returning sunday night and monday. it will be a wet start to the week next week. check this out. we've got some temperatures this morning as i said in the 30s. gaithersburg is 39. winchester is 37. culpeper is 41. baltimore 44. in washington now we're just a few minutes before sunrise. not even 15 now.
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the sky brightening. 53, west winds at 7 and a rising barometer with high pressure building in. that's over the eastern third of the country. got a front up in the northern plains and low pressure in texas bringing them lots of rain, showers and thunderstorms. heaviest stuff in the northwest gulf of mexico. this will be moving off toward the east and the northeast. it's going to be drawn northward by the front out west but in the next 48 hours or so, we're going to be in a pretty good spot. high pressure is going to build in. the winds will get lighter tonight, 5, 10 miles an hour at most. so another chilly night. probably 40s and 50s. i don't know if we'll dip into the upper 30s tonight. tomorrow as the high slides away, winds turn more to the south. mostly sunny skies. some of the moisture by friday afternoon in kentucky, that's why we could see it by late sunday afternoon just north and west of washington. 73 today. a little breezy. tonight 40s and 50s. a beautiful saturday. 78. some areas even near 80. sunday about 80 on mother's day. a few more clouds.
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a late shower possible. next week a much better chance for rain and showers monday and tuesday. leftover shower wednesday and 78 and drier on thursday. it is now 5:48. good morning to monika santami. she's got your time saver traffic. thank you so much, howard. good morning, everybody. i'm happy to say it's been friday morning light and it's really the same now. it should be getting heavier but i think things are still pretty calm. no problems on route 50 coming from annapolis. and through cheverly good into the northeast area. we'll take a live look in college park from our chart camera. no problems to report here as you can see. it does slow down a bit on the outer loop of the beltway as you approach the 95 interchange. a little bit heavier into silver spring now. let's go back to the maps. this time to the other side of town. 270 still looking great, still a lot of green there into clarks burke. we'll take a live look further south at falls road. no problems to report. things are looking great down to the point where the lanes divide and over to the legion bridge as well. coming up if in my next --
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coming up in my next report, we'll go to 66 at 6:00. back to you, mike. >> thanks, monika. here's what's making news at 5:49. recent studies show the drug truvada can help prevent h.i.v. it's being recommended for approval for use. the fda does not have to follow the panel's advice but often does. an airport in central mexico is reopened after it was closed for 14 hours because of volcanic ash clouds. the ash fell on the airport's runways and the surrounding area and alerts for people living around the volcano went out last month when it started showing signs of increased activity. it seems virginia is a battleground state even when it comes to commencement speeches. yesterday we told you first lady michele obama will speak at today's graduation ceremony at virginia tech. now we learned that mitt romney is also going to address graduates in virginia. the republican presidential candidate will speak at liberty's graduation ceremonies
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in lynchburg. we all know work and family can be stressful for women and even more so for women who own their own businesses. don jackson is here to tell us it's all about me conference next tuesday designed to help women balance their lives. don, good to have you here with us -- daughter-in-law, good to you have here with us. this is the seventh year. give us the particulars, when, where. how many women do you expect to attend? >> this is our seventh year of it's all about me. tuesday, pay 15 takes place -- may 15, takes place at the university of maryland marriott conference center which is at 3501 university boulevard east. we're expecting 100-plus women, all those of us who own our businesses whether we are new to business, have our business in our dreams and in our hearts or are designing our exit strategies n. is for everyone who has ever thought about starting a business, just started, is trying to figure out how to get to that next
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level. but all of us who know stresses, these women wear so many hats. as women business owners, we try to get it done no matter what. then we go home to our mini roles at moms and wives and we start another part of our day. >> the super woman. >> oh, yes. our days tend to end into the next day. so burning candle at both ends, that really was the catalyst for bringing business and wellness together under one roof. >> because that's unique. we like the idea of networking and that's important because how has it been for women business owners in the economy that we've had and are experiencing now? >> it's been extremely tough. as business owners when decisions are made to cut back, we're affected. we're affected directly. so cuts take place and whether this is your bread and butter,
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you're putting food on the table with your business but decisions are being made to cut back and contracts are being lost, there is no other option except for work harder, work smarter. so as women business owners, we just have to keep getting better. >> keep getting better and part of that is taking care of yourself. you said the conference is tuesday, may 15. is it still too late for women business owners to register? >> no, they can still register on our website which is we encourage everyone to preregister. you can register on site but in order to take advantage -- we always want to find a deal. in order to take advantage of the lower cost to make sure you do it early. >> dawn jackson, thank you for being with us. good luck at the conference next week. >> thank you. coming up, we're going to continue to follow an amazing story. a young man christian and his journey and learn more about a program that helped a d.c. high
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school senior improve his reading skills dramatically. you do not want to miss this story. >> plus, a local construction site becomes an outlet for people to share the items that are at the top of their bucket list. another great story. don't miss that, either. here's jess. does mom need a car? coming up at 6:06. i'll tell you what the top mom cars in america are and which ones offer some pretty deep discounts. you're watching 9news now.
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just a few minutes before 6:00 a.m. on this chilly morning. temps in the 30s in a few spots. by 9:00 sunny, near 06 in annapolis. lunch time a bit after breeze, 10 to 15 out of the northwest but we'll be in the 60s and a sunny and gorge us a afternoon. look at the temperatures. low 70s. might see 74, 75 south and west of town. let's take another look at the question of the day now. researchers suggest that this smell can make people happier. is it a, baked potatoes, b, fresh baked bread, or c, fresh squeezed lemons? >> yolanda wrote in our facebook fan page bread. it has a unique smell that drives me crazy. >> log on to our facebook fan page. love to hear your response. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 hour. construction sites can be a nuisance and not very pretty. >> at one building spot in northwest washington, a chain link fence has been replaced by
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a blackboard. the public is welcomed to use and it's bringing lots of conversation. peggy fox has more. >> reporter: i'm peggy fox at logan circle where this large chalkboard has transformed a construction zone into a wall of hope and dreams. encowrging people to grab some chalk and fill out the public bucket list are these words "before i die." >> before i die i'd like to write a book. >> i would like to make a dent in the world. >> i would like to sit on a glacier before they all melt away. >> reporter: some take it very seriously. >> i want to stay sober. >> reporter: good for you. many people write about love and marriage. >> we're engaged. >> reporter: roger and rod, a couple of five years are hoping to soon get legally married in their home state. >> we're from washington state and we passed marriage equality this year but it's now up for referendum. we're hoping it passes in november and we'll be able to
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get married. >> reporter: the majority of these hopes and dreams have to do with making the world a better place. finding cures for cancer and h.i.v. and helping the less fortunate. >> the will to do more for the people. >> i think this is good for people to see what they want and then strive for it. >> the number one thing i want to do on my bucket list before i go, make amends for all the wrong i've done. that's the only thing i can think of. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9news now. >> thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> i'm mike hydeck. happy friday. we are glad you're here. here's monika santami. how are you? >> great. >> howard, how is it going? >> it's going well. weather is looking up, a little chilly but a good weekend ahead. happy mother's day if i don't get a chance, to the ladies to my right here. procedures day coming up on sunday. we're looking outside. a little sunshine starting to show up on the capitol dome. the sun is rising


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