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>> whatever i say here today, it's going to be at best a distant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama family, michelle obama. >> elaine will introduce mrs. obama. >> i'm going to talk about what it's like being a military mom and how much i value that dr. biden and mrs. obama care about families like mine. >> the speakers taking the podium will be talking up the president's accomplishments and highlighting the differences with republicans. delegates are proving a party platform that backs abortion rights. the congressman says women's issues are important to the president. >> he has been the one who stood out for reproductive rights for women. he's the one who has been consistently out there trying to make sure that women get equal pay. >> democrats hope that message reaches voters outside the convention hall. randall pinkston, cbs news,
charlotte. >> more than 11,000 people turned out today. it's his last stop ahead of the democratic national convention. last week, the republican ticket scheduled its first post convention trip to virginia. if you have any doubt that the commonwealth is a hot commodity this november, consider this. take a look at the seating arrangement for the democratic national convention. virginia has one of the coveted four seat sections compared with maryland and d.c., which are barely even in the building. can we say battleground? congressman, paul ryan is representing the republican ticket while the democrats hold their convention at a reallily just outside of cleveland today. ryan compared president obama to president jimmy carter and went off vice president joe biden for saying the country is better off now than it was four years ago. mitt romney is said to be spending this week preparing for the debate. his motorcade, that's it right there, hit a snag today. when it had to wait for a slow moving tractor to get out of the way along a dirt road. not a lot of space. republicans have lost a battle
to keep the constitution party candidate off virginia's ballot. virgil would draw votes away from mitt romney. today, virginia state board of elections ruled good petitions were gathered legally. he can appear on the ballot in november. >> just months after losing his gig with the monday night football, hank williams is in the headlines again for what he is saying about president obama. the network fired the singer after he compared the president to adolf hitler. this weekend at a texas music festival, he told the crowd, we have a muslim for a president who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays and we hate him. that comment drew applause from the crowd. no comment from the white house on that one tonight, so what do you think about williams' comment? do you care whoo any celebrity has to say about politics? do you think we aught to be giving it the time of day? we also have time for your comments on our facebook page
or you can send an e-mail to mcginty's mail bag. that address, email@example.com. i read your comments every night on 9news now at 7:00. >> former virginia governor made a campaign stop in springfield today. he talked to seniors at the retirement community. now allen is running against tim kaine for jim webb senate seat this november. >> a grim statistic now from the federal government. the use of food stamps has set a record. in june, that government program helped put food on the table for 46.7 million americans and that's up 3.3% from one year ago. >> this just in to the newsroom. pepco tells us it's going to start cycling off power to parts of the neighborhood. that is the area in d.c. just north of rhode island avenue that saw heavy flooding sunday night during the storms. now apparently pepco's underground lines were damaged in the floods.
asked pepco for a schedule of when power will be cut to specific areas. we're waiting for a response this evening. once we get that information, we'll share it with you and post it at wusa9.com. a car sitting in the middle of the road running, no driver in it. police did find an eight month old child sitting in it. anny hong is live with more on an arrest. anny. >> anita, prince william county police say this is one of their more stranger stories. they responded to a call on an hourglass lane and pariscope. now they thought they were responding to a car crash, but instead, they found an abandoned car with an eight month old baby girl in the backseat. >> he was under the influence of alcohol at the time and has been driving under the influence with a child in the
car. >> police arrested and charged nana kwabena. he is related to the child. police would not say how they were related just to protect her identity. police also add that the baby girl was left in the car alone for about 15 to 20 minutes or so, but the good news is, she is doing just fine. she was not injured and she is back with her family tonight. we are live in prince william county, anny hong, 9news now, back to you. >> a good outcome. weather permitting, maryland highway crews will remove some trees that have been deemed troublesome. five big elms along wisconsin avenue between norwood drive. the work starts wednesday. commuters be on the lookout for lane closures. there isn't any tree that could save you from the humidity out there today. part of the reason for our 9 weather code yellow alert. top. >> yeah, that and the fact we
may have thunderstorms. they will be few and far between. those that develop could produce heavy rain because of the tropical atmosphere. let's start with radar. we added lightning, not a lot of lightning, thankfully, but notice they are still developing, still coming in from the west and southwest. we're going to keep the chance of a shower and thunderstorm in. also overnight. right now, heaviest activity just to the northeast of cumberland. another storm just to the west of romney. and really, these storms were pretty hefty earlier in the day that moved across southern maryland. they have weakened. good news there. and right now nothing is around the stadium. the nats stadium. watching these showers toward manassas, and over toward culpeper. they are all green. there's nothing heavy. no yellows or reds. temperatures look good. 84 manassas, 84 downtown. 86 in fredericksburg. problem is, it's just humid out. for tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, muggy, a few
thunderstorms possible. those that develop could produce heavy rain. low temperatures 70 to 75. we'll come back, we'll talk about whether or not the rest of the week will be code yellow. >> thank you, top. sp speak of weather. tonight at 7:00, ready for another snow megeddon? maybe you aught to be. we'll tell you how much of the white stuff they are predicting for this winter. >> don't even want to look at it. see you at 7:00. still to come in this half hour, it's expected to cut off a major alternate route for two years. tonight, we have good news about the project along wood mont avenue. >> first, marking a milestone and looking at one of nasa's most successful missions. where does it go from here? heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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these days. odd or not, the results are in. the fairy is up an average $3 per tooth. that's up 15% from last year. says one visa executive. it's a good time to be a kid with loose teeth. the phone has been ringing off the hook. people offering to help a woman named jimmy who needs a new kidney. last friday, her husband turned himself into a walking billboard and hit the streets hoping to draw attention to the cause, it worked. >> it's going to save my wife. that's what i want. >> it's amazing. i can't believe what is going on. >> neither bill nor the couple's three children have the right blood type to donate. they are getting the paperwork together so potential donors can be tested. the couple will celebrate 56 years of marriage in december. still ahead, is it art or an ad? the fight over the mural
project has been pushed back until friday night. the road is slated to close between bethesda avenue and miller avenue for about two years. for some major construction projects there in bethesda. get ready as well for big changes at lake forest mall. the washington post reports the connecticut based company bought the mall for nearly $100 million. five mile capital partners plans $20 million in improvements, including possibility of adding big box stores. >> afghan refugee struggled for years to make a living as a small businessman in america. now he is in a new fight with his arlington landlord over art. bruce leshan has the story. >> it is interesting. i'm an artist myself. >> i think it's pretty. >> i wouldn't want them near my business. >> on south 23rd street. >> i think it's nice to have artwork public for people to look at. >> a battle rages over a mural painted on the side of the smoke shop. >> i think it doesn't fit in this neighborhood. >> it's beautiful and it has
culture. >> it is in bad shape. the whole building was bad shape. >> he spent months fixing up the building which had been vacant for years. inside, he hired young people to sell hooka's and afghan jewelry. >> providing more job and opportunity and wonderful american dream. >> landlord was happy when he cleaned up the outside and installed planters, but furious when he hired a couple of artists. >> they are out here for a good week and a half, two weeks almost. day and night painting. >> to put something catchy on the front. >> the landlord says that the lease is pretty clear here. it says that there will be no sign outside without prior approval. he also says that he owes back rent. >> he is trying to do the right thing.
the central characters now smoking a whale. instead of a cigar. because the county complained that a cigar was advertising. >> smoke now look likes water. >> amin struggled to make a living here since he left afghanistan. >> my hard work, money. >> and now, he fears he'll lose a work of art. in arlington, bruce leshan, 9news now. >> interesting to hear all the different opinions from passer by. we tried to get ahold of his landlord for an interview, but we have not heard back. >> a humid tuesday. >> it was terrible tuesday as far as going back to school. >> and it's not going to change. we are still going to look at the tropical air mass, courtesy of isaac. i know he's still in the headlines. he's in many pieces, but he is still producing some tropical air across much of the east. let's start with a live look
outside. live michael and son cam. it's nice out temperature wise. there's a few breaks in the clouds. the dew point in the low 70s. that is just not comfortable. pressure is falling a little bit at 29.88 inches of mercury. so when the humidity is 70% or the dew points in the low to mid 70s, that's just not a comfortable air mass. now the radar with lightning, good news is, not much lightning. this storm has intensified over the past half an hour and northeast of cumberland. a couple lighter storms south of 66. we'll watch these. they are moving off to the north and east. for the most part, it's quiet on the way home, which is a good thing. looking at live doppler. some showers northwest of cumberland. these shower haves s have died out a little bit. way out here, we are out into west virginia. we'll watch those, too. even though we are going to lose the sunshine, we're going to keep the chance of a shower
or thunderstorm in. all right, baseball. temperatures in the 80s as we host the cubs. slight chance of a shower. winds out of the south at 9. 22 victories. combination of losses from the braves. we win the division. 84 right now in great falls. 86 in rockville. 82 in fairfax. again, these temperatures are nice, but the humidity is not so nice. 87 in college park. one of the higher readings, 84 in bowie. so still humid and unsettled. a few thunderstorms tonight. bring your umbrella to the nats game to seal the deal. more thunderstorms tomorrow and any storm that develop, because of the tropical nature of the atmosphere could produce heavy rain. and a hot finish to the week. we'll be hot and humid on thursday and friday. for tonight, partly cloudy, muggy, a few thunderstorms possible. some could be hefty in terms of rain fall. lows between 70 and 75. winds southwest at 10. so inside the beltway in downtown, we're talking mid
70s. north and west, still 70 in gaithersburg, 74 downtown. 72 for a low in college park. and even out in sterling and leesburg and manassas, not going to make it into the 60s tonight, probably around 70. tomorrow morning, partly sunny, warm and humid. a late shower possible. the morning commute should be dry. and by afternoon, well partly sunny, hot and humid. showers and storms possible. high temperatures near 90. winds out of the southwest at 10. some storms again could produce some heavy rain. so high temperatures upper 80s primarily gaithersburg, rockville. maybe a touch 90 until arlington. 89 downtown. 88 over in bowie. and even upper 80s in reston and fairfax. even leesburg and manassas will be in the upper 80s to almost 90. so we'll break it down for you. 70s to start. 82 to 86 by noon. slight chance of a shower. better chance of a thunderstorm by evening. 86 to 90 by evening. now the next three days,
because of heat and chance for thunderstorms, we'll keep it code yellow wednesday, thursday, and friday. 91 thursday. 91 friday with afternoon storms. now the next seven days, well, it still stays unsettled. afternoon storm on saturday. so not a washout on saturday, temperatures still near 90. a much better chance sunday and monday. temperatures are going in the right direction. back to 80. and cooler next week. we slowly dry out. tuesday we run the risk of a thunderstorm. >> a little messy there. >> a little bit. temperatures going down. >> it could have some rain delays tonight? >> just a very slight chance. >> let's hope that's the case. >> kristen berset is at nationals park where the nats are set to take on the chicago cubs. hey kristen. >> it's a little muggy out here, but there's a breeze that picked up. it cooled off quite a bit. the nats game number two against the cubbies tonight. one night after their big milestone win. we'll hear from them talking
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park. they are taking on their second game agnst the cubs. a lineup change tonight. bryce harper will not play. he just wanted to give his rookie a day off. that means jason worth moved to center. tyler will start in right. the nats didn't have too much time to celebrate last night's milestone win. they secured themselves a winning season. the first since coming to d.c. in the first since 1965 or d.c. baseball team. they won five of their last six games, but despite the success, the nats are making sure they don't get complacent. >> try to do more than you need to and try to play your same game that you have been playing your whole life. when you try to add the pressure, that's when things start spiraling down and don't do as well. >> we are better than any two- one team. starts today. >> today, here's a look at the matchup. edwin jackson on the mound for
the nats. looking to bring his personal win/loss record back. getting start for chicago. highlights for you at 11. all right, this saturday we also got our first look at this season's maryland terrapins. a team trying to improve on last year's two-win season. it's going to be a tough test for them. half of their roster transferred from the program and they have a freshman quarterback under center. what we saw was a very rough day on saturday. didn't leave too many terps fans optimistic. maryland won 7-6 and if it wasn't for the defense, this game could have been a much different outcome. freshman, qb, threw two first half interceptions, but the defense bailed him out holding their opponents to two field goals. randy said his offense is an obvious work in progress. >> our goal is to not be ourselves.
we have a chart, we want to be under 12% error. that means getting 200 yards rushing or 20 yards. winning the goal is our overall goal. >> now to the high school game, here's your choices for this week's toyota game of the week poll. lots of great choices, lots of big matchups, go to usatoday.com. we'll announce the winner thursday night. now every time andy takes the court at arthur stadium during the u.s. open, we could be witnessing his song. he is back at it tonight, hoping his career doesn't end against juan martin. that match starts at 7:00 and we will have highlights for you coming up tonight at 11:00. that will do it for us here at nationals park. i'm kristen berset. ladies and topper, back to you in the studio. >> good to see them, hopefully see roddick go out strong. that's all for 9news. stay with wusa9. derek is back with our area's