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Mar 6, 2011 5:30am EST
friends. chris gordon explains how they were able to journey to china to check up on tishon, or panda cub the first ever born here at the national zoo. of >> reporter: the giant pandas seem to put on a show for visitors at the national zoo. may xiong happily munches on a treat, to the delight of the crowds, especially the children. >> because i love bamboo, and the pandas cute. >> reporter: two are part of a group of panda lovers who followed the giant panda parents of the only cub born at the national zoo. thaizhon arrived in july of 2005 and quickly became the zoo's star attraction. but when it came time to be sent to china last february, christie and karen were heartbroken. they quickly decided to visit him in china, a plan that raised some eyebrows among their friends. >> why would you go all the way to china to see a panda? don't you think you're a little crazy about this? and i always answered the same way. it's a passion. it's a passion that i have for giant pandas. >> reporter: as volunteers at the reserve in china, they got closer to thaizhon than they ever dreamed possible. >> w
Feb 6, 2010 5:30am EST
now minus one. tai shan born nearly five years ago at the washington zoo is heading back to china. he is on his way. tom sherwood was at the zoo for tai shan's final day. >> reporter: the popular panda was dwing a goodbye crowd wednesday. >> we have been so lucky to have him living here among us. >> reporter: everyone was trying to get the best angle, the one to remember as the panda spent his last minutes in the outdoor pen. >> i'm a freelance photographer. trying to get all the pictures i can get. >> reporter: there were silly panda hats. tilt your head down so we can see it. now make a noise like a panda. and a man with not one, but two panda pinky rings. >> i got them in singapore. >> reporter: one woman was here for her goodbye. >> i'm sad to see him go. >> reporter: late wednesday workmen began playing a path of plywood for his exit. the crowds lingered for a few last looks and memories. >> they can remember when he was the size of a butter stick. we came and saw him when he was young. they watched him grow up. unlike politics and the other things in d.c. tai shan is cute. >> ta
Dec 25, 2009 5:30pm EST
residents. thai shan, our baby panda, has grown up and is heading back to china. it's not just animal enthusiasts sad to see him go. business owners may have a tough time saying good-bye, too. >> reporter: he is no ordinary bear and his departure will be no ordinary event. >> i think it is going to have an impact because many times when i come here the crowds, they really come to watch him and watch the other pandas. >> it might slow down just a little bit, you know, because i know he is the main draw for the zoo. our kids in particular. >> reporter: the first surviving giant panda cub born at the national zoo captured hearts 4 1/2 years ago and is now breaking them as herepares to head to china at the beginning of 2010. >> i'm sorry. we're going to miss him. and we love him. >> reporter: his departure is part of an agreement with the chinese government, like his parents he is on loan to the zoo as part of a breeding and conservation program. >> it's a very difficult time for us because as zookeepers we're very attached to him. >> it's sad, but as i understand it's part of goin
Nov 5, 2011 5:30am EDT
firefighters save the lives of three people. china livingston heard alarms going off in an apartment building one afternoon. she went out to check and saw people trapped on the third floor balcony. she explained the emergency to the operator. >> i told the lady what was going on and there was a fire that was occurring and two adults and a baby were stuck on the third balcony and they could not get out. it was too much smoke in the building. >> firefighters rescued the three people trapped by raising a ladder. investigators say the fire started from a kitchen accident in a neighboring apartment. go ahead, china. >>> if you think you are seeing a lot of deer, you are not imagining it. this is the time of year when they mate and travel in different areas than normal. one had to be rescued from the title basin. the wondering deer with pose a real safety hazard. >> reporter: a daring rescue. a woodland animal out of its comfort zone. it took effort to save the buck, but before long, he was out of the water. >> for century, there were deer in the area hunted by the indians. they are making
Sep 25, 2010 5:30am EDT
higr the sound. see what happens at our newsroom. now back to the mosquito and china down. they've got one installed right here in the llery place metro. the management company says this one is set so everybody can hear it. do you hear anything? >> yeah. >> reporter: that' what sound like? >> a beeping noise. >> reporter: does it make you want to get out of this place? >> yeah. is aggravating. aggravating. it's sort of piercing. it's really annoying. obnoxious. >> reporter: does it make you want to leave? >> it's -- yeah, it doesn't make me want to hang around here. >> reporter: but will the mosquito work? >> the young people are making so much noise, even though it's actually set in place to deter the young people, but the amount of noise that they're making overwhelms the sound. >> i hope it wos because there are too many teenager it's. >> too many teenagers here on a regular basis. >> reporter: overrun with teenagers. >> overrun with teenagers. >> you can barely make it to the escalator someme. the kids are everywhere. >> now pat says, he suggests blasting wayne newton at the ch
Aug 13, 2011 5:30am EDT
, penn quarter and china town helping to boost the ranking. new york was named the most walkable city followed by san francisco, boston and chicago. on the flip side, jacksonville, florida was named the most car-dependent city in our country. >>> a local animal rescue group is asking for your help in adopting what they call some of their smartest pets. the washington animal rescue league is looking for homes for pit bulls and pit bull mixes. they say the dogs make great pets, even though they get a bad rap. derrick ward has the details. >> reporter: for some pit bulls, places like this can be the last stop, particularly in places where the breed is banned. >> unfortunately, a lot of jurisdictions think that banning specific breeds is the way to go to ensure the public safety. and we know nationally that doesn't work. all it does is make people hide their dogs or claim they're different breeds than they are. >> reporter: the folks here at the washington animal rescue league say that pit bulls are among the most maligned of breeds, and sadly, that also makes them among the most euthaniz
Jul 10, 2011 5:30am EDT
: many had political signs, asking china to free tibet from its control. yet organizers say this event has one main goal. >> our object is to bring all of them together here, to plant a seed for nonviolence. and we hope that when these people go back to their places, they promote world peace and nonviolence. >> reporter: in chinatown, john schriffen, news4. >>> almost any dog-lover could tell you that when a great dane decides to do something, there's not a whole lot that anybody can do to stop it. so when one dog named cliff got spooked while tied to a restaurant table in frederick, cliff took the whole table with him. jackie bensen has more on the search and rescue thatled to. >> reporter: cliff, the big gray dog, a 3-year-old great dane, is as limp as 160 pounds of wet spaghetti, exhausted after an adventure you have to see to believe. >> the family was having a meal at five guys, and we were eating outside, and we thought we would tie the dog to the table, and have a burger. and we don't know what spooked him, we don't know what happened. >> kind of just quick-knotted his leash to
May 6, 2012 5:30am EDT
china. >> it would be exciting. 2005 was a long time ago. it would be nice to have a baby panda. >> reporter: the panda's are the star of the zoo. they have their own plaza, panda shop and cuddly panda souvenirs. >> they are fun to look at. the whole kung fu panda movie made the kids want to see them more. >> reporter: the zoo turned to social media to publicize the insemination. it gave the world a unique look into a process we have never seen before. >> more people coming to check things out. more money for the zoo. >> reporter: this could be the last chance for the couple to conceive at the zoo. this is the final year for the fertility study. if it doesn't produce a cub, one or more could be exchanged. >> i think it would be a wonderful treat to come see the baby cub after seeing the mom my and daddy for a long time. >> we do love our pandas in d.c. most of us would not say the same about the traffic here. in fact, this is the ninth worst place to own a car in the nation. according to a survey from the automotive website. d.c.s traffic jams contributed to the low ranking. the
Jun 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
to help schiff key parts of that memorial from china to the u.s. tom sherwood reports. >> for months construction workers have been preparing the king memorial site. four-acre plot of land on the national mall across independence avenue from the washington monument. nestled in the corridor are the famous tidal basin. >> really a premier sight directly on the axis between the lincoln memorial and the jefferson memorial. on the edge of the tidal basin. >> reporter: and ed jackson is the executive architect for the king memorial due to open in the fall of 2011. but 1600 tons of statue including the principle stone of hope at king's likeness are right now stuck in china. that's because the world's economy forced greece to renege on the $250,000 prom toys use its shipping industry to deliver the material. >> we were given a gracious apology from the greeks and indicated to us that they could not fulfill the promise they had offered to us. we are well aware he was steeped in philosophy. and the greek philosophy as well. >> reporter: the ship was due in april. now memorial officials say tha
Sep 12, 2009 5:00am EDT
jumped off? >> 25 feet. no parachute, into the river. >> i went to china. >> you went to china? >> yes. >> what did you like most? >> the great wall. >> is it great? >> it's huge. enormous. gargantuan. >> what is the most exciting thing you've done this summer? >> i wt to ocean city. i got the t-shirt and i got taffy. >> good summer for you, huh? >> very big. ♪ on the road again >> tomorrow, no more easy rider. reality check. regular rush. the aaa's trifecta of traffic trouble for tuesday morning. tomorrow morning. third worst place to be? eastbound on i-66. second worst place? the outer loop of the beltway between new hampshire road. number one worst place to be? crossing the 11th street bridge, trying to get on to the southeast southwest express way. even if you make it to work on time tomorrow morning, you're not out of the woods. >> there is an interesting phenomenon now. the evening rush hour is even worse than the morning rush hour. ♪ i've been taking care of business every day ♪ >> it would be inappropriate on this labor day not to recognize the people who are work
Sep 4, 2011 5:30am EDT
like you need to buy a suite of furniture all at once. we have a china cabinet that's in the mission style, sideboard over here, very contemporary, and then you have a nice danish modern dining set. throughout the house, we have tried to show the balance between brenda and fritz so the cool blue colors show fritz's mellow personality. then we use oranges and reds to give that pop of the hotness of brenda's personal the i. you don't get multiroom homes so you need one room turned into a multipurpose room. we have their office so they can roll out of bed and fight crime, then we have the reading room. thanks so much for joining me today on the set of "the closer." it's been fun taking you through the different rooms in the house. and i'm hopinging that you've taken away some tips that you can use in your own home. >> stay right here for more design tips, style, and beautiful homes. ♪ ♪ oh, won't you be good to yourself? ♪ ♪ and don't you feel like coming home? ♪ ♪ ♪ it'll be like coming home [ male announcer ] some rooms feel like a fish bowl. but in our roomy suites, you
Feb 12, 2012 5:30am EST
all kinds of things. >> on sale, everything from china, furniture, furs, from the closets of military families who lived around the world, and the deals, well how about this super bowl team nfl jacket. >> extra extra large, $28. >> leslie mcfadden says she needed to slash her monthly bread bill. >> i decided to start making bread. i found that i was spending $4 per loaf at the grocery store with a family of six, we were going through two to three loaves a week. >> baking her own bread, leslie says she spends only $1.50 a loaf. >> we save about $400 a year in savings. >> need to fight the high price of food? cheryl wrote on our facebook page, one week every month she only buys fruits and vegetables at the grocery. it slashes that week's bill and forces her to eat the meat she has in her freezer. want free spending money and clear clutter at the same time? kelly writes she goes to and sells her used books, movies, and electronics. amazon pays for the shipping and sends her a gift card in return. this mother of six slashed her monthly bills by cancelling her online mo
Nov 20, 2010 5:30am EST
like this one who came from china to create whoville. he spent 12 years training for an event like this. >> they have a lot of ice there an it gives him a chance to learn ice cutting. >> reporter: fortune initiated, while this ice exhibit i really cool, it is also very cold. they keep the indoor temperature here at a brisk nine degrees. paas are supplied to those going through exhibit but everyone is asked to dress warmly no matter what the outside temperature. the chinese sculptors have been working in these frosty conditions for the past nth. the exhibit has been in its planning stages for a year. >> they followed the architectural ans. what people don't realize is that these sculptures are hand carved. they don't draw on the ice. they will literally look on the plan and bring it to life on ice. that's what makes it a true art form. >> reporter: an art form expected to draw over 200,000 people. jane watl, news4. >> oh, so cool. the ice exhibit runs through january 9th. that's all for news4 this week. i'm jim ndly. thank you for joining us. have a good one. that's going to go righ
Nov 14, 2009 5:30am EST
to china, this is amazing. people walk in and they're wide-eyed and astounded at the art that we're able to achieve here, all in ice. >> reporter: you 2 million pounds $ice will soon turn into ten different pounds of scenes. many shown here. whimsical displays that have appeared in the past. all hand created by chinese sculptors. >> they're raised from a very young age, around 5 or so, to learn the carving. and they hone their skills. they have a festival every year that they carve like a large city with hotel size carvings, animals, all different types. carvings and creations. >> the exhibit is kept at a chilly 9 degrees. so while i wore my ski jacket today to do this story, if you're coming to the exhibit, the gaylord will provide jackets for you and your family so you can enjoy the big chill. >> it is very cold. we do encourage people to bring hat, scarf, gloves. the park will keep you warm but you if u want to enjoy it to the fullest extent, dress warmly. >> reporter: from start to finish, it takes the sculptors one month to transform it from ice to a natureively scene, the he i
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