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all of us have tricks forget over an illness, and there's that old saying, starve a fever feed a cold. does it really work or an old wife's tale. good question. nicole brewer heads to the experts to get answer. and item temperatures already beginning to tumble as the coldest air of the season moves in coming up i'll tell when you wind chills will be subzero as we head toward the weekend. >> home sweet home. cruise ship passengers recall their nightmare at sea after a violent storm cut their trip short. those stories and more strata towed night but we begin with sickness bread spreadin spreadis a local college campus. good evening, i'm jessica dean. >> i'm ukee washington. outbreak affected at least 100 students. "eyewitness news" reporter nat that brown is on the ursinus college campus tonight with the very latest information. natasha? >> reporter: well, ukee, we can tell you that the college voluntarily closed its cap tear ya today and many students tell us that evening activities here on campus were canceled as well.
all of this while school officials and officials with the montgomery county health dealt try to figure out what made so many students so sick. >> keep to myself. >> reporter: that's the sentiment echoed by many students on the campus of ursinus college. after a fast-moving outbreak of gas tow intestinal illness on campus. >> it was mostly vomiting and some people had diarrhea and some people were like coughing and -- >> one friend did have to go to the hospital. and she just got treated today. but my other friends they were okay. just had to get some rest. >> reporter: first student was taken to the emergency room at 2:00 a.m. since then at least a hundred students have been sicken. 22 treated at local hospitals and urgent care facilities. >> started coming in more and more. 2:00 o'clock, 3:00 o'clock, 4:00 o'clock. so by the time i got to the health center, the waiting room was full of students that had been afflicted with this what appears to be stomach virus.
>> bite end of the day we're hoping that at least both of our dining facilities will be cleaned. we've also spend special attention in residential areas and traffic areas on campus for cleaning purposes as well. >> the stomach illness is carrying the same symptoms. vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. for now the campus seems unusu unusually empty while students and staff try to contain and find the root of the mysterious outbreak g people are definitely more in their rooms, and not in common areas. so they're definitely keeping to themselves more. washing their hands staying away from everything. >> it was pretty scary. just 'cause it's so easily spread between people. >> reporter: well the college is open for classes tomorrow but the dining halls will be closed. we have learned tonight that ursinus college will be partnering with wawa and wegmans to serve lunch and dinner tomorrow as well as breakfast and many of the local restaurants are helping to provide lunch and dinner as well. that's the very latest here in
collegeville, pennsylvania, natasha brown cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> natasha, thank you. we now know one of the two confirmed cases of zika virus in pennsylvania is student at lehigh university. in a memo from the university we learned that student got the virus after traveling abroad that student has recovered. health officials in delaware say the one case there is mild and the woman got it when traveling to an area where the virus is spread. zika virus spread primarily by mosquitoes and if contracted by pregnant women it can cause birth defects. >> passengers of a storm battered cruise ship are back home in new jersey tonight and sharing their frightening stories of survival. royal crib bow yann anthem of seas pulled in to port in bayonne and one of of the 6,000 people on board right there kissed the ground. the captain was forced to turn the ship around after it was damaged in 30-foot waves and hurricane force winds on sunday one day after it left for a week long trip to the bahamas. passenger from collegeville says riding out the storm was a terrifying experience.
>> the worst part was the fear and the lice because we were told over and over that we were in good shape and just relax. >> we were trapped in a room for 17 hours. like on roller coaster you can't get off of and you were trapped. >> i thought i wouldn't make it. i thought we might have to use the live boats. >> royal caribbean said in statement the wind speeds the ship endured were higher than what was forecasted. at least four passengers suffered minor injuries. calling it quits new jersey governor chris christie has dropped out of the republican race for president after a lack luster finish in the new hampshire primary. cbs news reports governor christie made the difficult decision after concluding he simply did not the financial support to continue his campai campaign. christie finished sixth in the voting last night. the governor launched his campaign back in june. and in a statement governor christie said "and so today i leave the race without an ounce of regret. i'm so proud of the campaign we ran, the people that ran it with me and all of those who gave us
their support and confidence along the way ". former hewlett pack carter ceo carly fiorina dropped out of the race today. fear or recent in a finish seven in this new hampshire and that leaves six republicans in the race. also fresh off his big win in new hampshire primary democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders will be stopping by the late show with stephen colbert tonight. that is coming up at 11:35 right after "eyewitness news". and the remaining republican candidates will square off again on the debate stage saturday night in south carolina. and you'll see it at 9:00 o'clock right here on cbs3. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane survives an tempt by the state senate to remove her from office. the measure failed to meet a two-thirds majority and kane called it a victory for the integrity of the justice system. however another removal threat looms state house passed resolution that would create the next step in a possible impeachment process.
kane is awaiting trial on char charges she leaked grand jury information then lied about it under oath. her law license has been suspended. concern about what's in the water takes center stage tonight in moorestown, burlington coun county. the township meeting at a town hall was pack. among those in attendance members of the the moorestown water group. the residents are united in their objection to try color roane propane or tcp in the drinking water it's chemical compound commonly use the as industrial solvent. township officials say they are taking steps to improve the water and some residents are worried. >> as attacks pair i would like the opportunity to have a vote in whether it's worth it to me to pay maybe a little more money in the short term to invest in health in the public perception again, you know, of course we're all worried about our property values. >> tcp in moorestown water came to light in 2013 when would water wells at the church street water treatment plant were closed. one reopen last summer after no
tcp was found during testing. since it reopened, tcp has registered again in the testing. the stuffy, runny nose, the nagging fever, we are in the thick of cold and flu season. >> there are all sorts of things we can do to feel better but there's an old addage starve a cold or -- starve a fever, feed a cold. >> does it really work? that's good question for our nicole brewer. >> does it work. >> everybody messes it up. >> i know. >> i messed it up five or six times while doing this story. >> this one goes back hundreds of years and chances are you've heard your your mom or grandmom say it. tonight sophia from marple township is it true that you shall starve a fever and feed a cold? it's a good question. sophia, let's fine out. >> we're talking to people about the old wife's tale. is it feed a cold starve fever. >> is that how it goes. >> or feed a fever starve a cold. >> starve a cold, feed a fever. >> it's a century's old saying
few can keep straight. feed a cold, starve fever. >> i think there's truth to this. >> i do. >> maybe. >> you're not too sure. >> no. >> feed a cold, starve a fever. or something like that. >> something like that. >> is it true. >> it is not true. >> dr. jennifer is a family physician with rowan university. she says the popular pro verb dates back to the 15 hundreds. what it does it mean. >> back then the idea if you had a cold, it meant that your body temperature was low. and to fix that, people want to do actually good you food and warmth and nourishment to make that body temperature go up. >> if you had a fever you'd starve the body to bring it back down. >> i think you would get weaker if you didn't eat as opposed to stronger. >> i like to eat period fever or not. >> there was some research to support the old addage. >> the study did conclude that perhaps nutritional status affected the immune system. but that's really as much as we can say. we really need more studies. >> the bottom line here --
>> don't starve at any time but certainly when you're sick i don't want you starving. you need that nutrition. you need those nutrients. >> plenty of water, lots of rest and if all else fails -- >> whiskey. honey and lemon. >> magic in a cup. >> magic in a cup. (laughter). >> she followed that up by saying you really will feel believe. i believe you denise i believe you. >> the doctor says in addition to getting your new shot and seeing your physician, it's also really important to take preventive actions staying away from sick people, washing your hands and staying home to stop the spread of germs. it almost comes down no germs. >> always wash your hands. >> i try to do it even more this time of year. >> you have to. but never starve yourself. >> no. >> i just whine like a baby until it runs its course. >> i believe that. >> thanks, nicole. appreciate it. what's your good question? way want to know. log on to cbsphilly.com/good question to submit your question or tweet us using the hash tag cbs3 good question. >> nicole will be here every night with the answer on cbs3 "eyewitness news" at 11:00.
we can't wait to hear from you. valentine's day is this weekend. just a note there. and if you haven't made plans yet we have an idea that's -- >> a lot of loves goes into these sculptures and we found the perfect person to give us a sneak peek of this hot event. >> chestnut hill is getting cooler than ever this weekend. i'm vittoria woodill. do you want to build a snowman? well, kind of. and it's going feel like we're in that freezer with vittoria as we head into the weekend. the cold air is starting to move on in. it's an arctic blast. it starts tonight. but it's two faces of cold air and the worst hits this weekend. i'll tell when you the defendant air moves in and when it moves on out coming up in weather. plus, who says there's no use for a ballpark in the middle of winter. where organizers of one extreme sport are hoping to hit a homerun when "eyewitness news" continues. ♪
washington, jessica dean, kate bilo and don bell. ♪ tonight local man is fighting for his life after crippling disease took control. his union health insurance he counted on recently changed and he's thanking complete strangers for opening their pockets to help give him another day. "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt has that story. that's a live support machine that ventilator right there. you take that off i stop breathing plain and simple. >> reporter: live these days isn't easy for 66-year-old joe. the father of four and grandfather of 11 spends his days confined to a chair in the corner of his living room hoping to live another day. >> i'm pretty much stable from the neck up. from the neck down it is what it is. >> reporter: he was once an active man. a phillies fan since birth he went to spring training in florida one year with the team. his live changed in 2012.
and fast. >> i go to pick up like a pencil and i would drop it. >> reporter: he rushed to meet with doctors. >> the only thing knew i about als lou gehrig had it and died from it. >> reporter: als cripples the body there's no known cause or cure for the disease. it affects around 6,000 people a year. the news was devastating for a man who loves to build things including the room where he now calls home. >> plumbing was my job, but carpentry is my love. like a project for me. >> reporter: he joined his union back if 1979 and had full health care when he retire. when he was diagnosed with als, he had around a clock the nursing care. he and his wife donna received another below last summer when they found out his union was changing the policy for retirees and his specific skilled nursing needs were no longer covered. >> it's crushing. it's absolutely crushing. >> donna has no nursing degree but works 10 hours a day then comes home to care for her hub. >> without any nursing care, all
this goes away. because now it's a safety issue. >> reporter: they took the matter to federal court hoping to keep his plan in place. but they lost. the judge ruled that his union did nothing illegal by simply switching health plans. now the family is counting on gofundme page not just to help joe but to keep him alive. >> half the people we don't know who they are. they're just strangers donating toward this this is very humbling. >> joe needs skilled nursing care 24 hours a day. and it adds up to about $5,000 week. the 40 plus thousand dollars from the gofundme page will keep joe alive until the end of march. >> it's just not fair to have to deal with the disease and then to have this on top of it and we have been dealing with this since last july. >> reporter: right now joe is under a medicare supplement plan that doesn't take care of his specific nursing needs. i reached out but didn't hear back from the union or the attorney repping his union. joe says he is just trying to stay positive through all of this.
reporting live in the sat center tonight, david spunt cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> all right, david, thanks so much. christians around the world are marking the beginning of lent today. ash wednesday. "eyewitness news" at the cathedral basilica of saints pete and paul where many celebrated mass. worshipers received ashes on their forehead in the sign of a cross remaining them to repent. during the 40 days of lent many believes give up a favorite food or activity. well instead of warming up with your significant other, put your valentine's day on ice this weekend. that's what they'll be doing in chestnut hill on saturday. >> it's part of a special celebration courtesy of a world famous artist from our area. vittoria woodill spent the evening chilling at his studio. >> reporter: cupid is looking cooler than ever. celebrate the fires of love through ice this saturday in chestnut hill the main street will be filled with frozen sculptures to melt the hearts of
families for valentine's day. >> we're very excited to be partnering with peter slave vin and his team fear no ice for this weekend for valentine's on ice. we will have close to 20 ice sculptures up and down germantown avenue frozen inspired so queen elsa, olaf, an ice thrown. >> reporter: meet the incredibly cool peter slave vin and his team who will be the ice sculpture artists chilling on the avenue. >> we take water and turn it into ice. then we turn it into art. >> reporter: the cold doesn't bother them any way because they have some amazing arctic art planned for this weekend. >> iconic love sculpture. >> wow. >> a couple of them. a dozen roses frozen in ice. >> is that a luge. >> that's a luge. >> i -- i actually i never -- >> what is that after we sculpt the thrown and his big olaf, we have hot chocolate they'll walk up and down the avenue and see all the other sculptures. we have a little map and they
can go to each one and go to town. >> reporter: well i would really love to go to town on this baby right here. >> yup. let's take a crack at it. however am i going down? keep going. >> you're doing great. >> wahoo! >> okay stop. necklace. >> chainsaw necklace. >> no way. seriously? >> i will take this off. >> no way! >> there you go. >> it's official. well, i mean i was worthy of it will chainsaw and the big chainsaw i just got done carving a rhino i'll show that you little bit. what i thought was interesting as we're hear life at fear no ice studio in brewery town, these are the tanks that actually create those ice blocks that weigh 300 pounds and what i learned was you know how the ice
sculptures are completely clear you can basically read a newspaper through them? that's because they pump out all the air bubbles to make it clear. i'll thought that was so cool. so here are some of the ice sculptures that you will see in chestnut hill this weekend. it's really going to be an amazing event for the entire family. so you definitely want to check it out. and here's that ryan 93 i crea created don just touching it up. what do you think, guys? how did i do? >> you know what,. >> you did that? >> you better stop. >> i did that. didn't i, don? >> yes. yes. >> yeah. >> didn't do i do that. >> with the chainsaw. >> hey, careful with that chainsaw. >> i've seen too many movies. hold um. >> stop. >> stop. >> thanks tori. appreciate it. great job. >> she's like i just carve add rhino. >> no big deal. >> you said it will be stepping in freezer coming up pretty soon. >> it really is. i don't remember if you remember last year they were talking about queen elsa a meme of elsa coming down from canada blowing the ice.
now we know who is responsible for the cold spell. you know what, elsa may be responsible for what we'll be feeling this weekend. it is going to be brutally cold, as much as we like to joke about things i'll tell what as we head into the weekend this is dangerous cold especially saturday night into sunday morning. check on anyone you may know that needs help staying warm. bring those pets inside they feel the cold just like we do. take a look outside right now in the poconos really capitalizing off the cold there making snow up at jack frost big boulder tonight. head out skiing this weekend double up on the layers you don't want really anything but the eyes showing. and that's going to be the case in the city as well this weekend take a look at storm scan3. you can see that westerly wind moving over the great lakes. lake effect snow showers up across new york state, western pennsylvania, into the lower peninsula of michigan for our area maybe a few flurries here and there we're seeing a few indications of flakes flying that is about it. not big deal tonight. the bigger deal the temperatures and they're dropping very rapi rapidly. 29 degrees right now in philadelphia. 25 in reading. it's 18 if you're in mount
pocono at the moment and it feels already like single digits in mount pocono feels like 16 in philly. feels like 13 in wilmington and we got to get used to these numbers. in fact, by sunday morning, put a minus sign in front of these numbers and that's what it's going to feel like. possibly 15 below zero the wind chill on sunday morning. even in philadelphia. so temperatures begin to tumble as we get into the day tomorrow. a very windy day. highs in the 20s feeling like the teens. friday a snow shower around and then saturday into sunday, this big blob of arctic air we go right up to the polar region unleashed on the northeast united states right here. there's some indications that especially up into he know we could be talking about subsere rotem hers sunday morning and even in our area some spots may head down towards zero. but when you factor the wind it feels worse. poconos feeling like 20 to 25 below sunday morning. lehigh valley 15 to 20 below. in the city and suburbs even 10 to 15 below zero. that is a very dangerous wind chill late saturday night into
early sunday morning. we'll spend the better part of 24 hours feeling subzero. overnight 24 degrees for us heading into your thursday partly sunny, windy and cold at 29. here we go. the coldest snap of the season now despite this i think it will be work out to be a warm winter overall. we've had pretty easy so far this is going to be the worst we've felt yet. 23 saturday feeling like single digits all day. feels subsere row saturday night into sunday. valentine's day is brutally cold. then next week it does warm up there's a chance for rain and/or snow that would be mainly tuesday. still a lot of uncertainties i'll keep you posted oh and that 1g please do. >> brutally cold. >> stay safe. >> don tell us something good. >> well -- >> no. >> speaking of brutal. (laughter). >> i got nothing for you. sixers smoldering hot 15-point lead against the kings. but we had breaking news. they actually played two halves in nba games. it's true. highlights from south philly coming up nex
welcome back. the baby sixers have their final game before recess. it's last game before the all star break. once again they were quizzed on the subject of holding a lead. didn't go too well. sixers taking on the king after blowing a 19-point lead for the clippers on monday fourth quarter darrin had 25 in the game the sixers 15th half leader cut to five. brett brown he needed a time out. he needed multiple time outs. boogie cousins demarcus cousins they call him boogie because he can ball like that. the sixers out scored 39-23 in the fourth quarter. and they lose a double digit lead again 114-110 your final
score. let's go down to d.c. st. joe's visiting george washington. sharing is carrying. niece ball movement. isaia miles with the jam. he had 21. st. joe's up 31-25. second half we do. bembry they shoot 56% from the floor. they crush gw with 18-point win. 84-66 the final score. we've all been there before that moment when you're trying to keep your inside voice from becoming your outside voice. the flyers have lost three straight. gm ron hex stole was asked about their latest to the duck. the frustration on his face obvious. his words, very measured. >> they're all bad losses. there's no such thing as not a bad loss. some are worst than others. i think the weekend as you acknowledge we had good efforts. we good performances and quite honestly served a better fate. last night was -- that wasn't good. that's not acceptable.
>> yeah. the look on his face, they played above -- play buffalo tomorrow. in boston fenway park, fenway park, they're having a polar tech big air event it's a usa grand prix tour featuring olympic med list. this guy -- it's like he went to the dentist. that is brutal. that snow is wicked hard. >> wicked hard. >> to you. >> this thing 14 stories high. >> wow! >> jeez. >> i went to boston university i've got my new england down when needed. >> you do. >> timer her arrived bye-bye them. that one guy -- >> would you give that a shot. >> if i knew i wouldn't break my teeth. >> good luck with that. >> or my arms.
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>> love was in the air in southwest philly. >> "eyewitness news" at myers rec center for the seep yours cupid ball. dinner, dancing everybody looking good in their red. the event was organized by councilman kenyata john sop and foundation for better society. just a reminder out there, valentine's day is sunday. heads up! >> don't mess it up. >> we'll be right back.
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