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engineering. right now lease the 2012 jetta for $159 a month. >> coming up, the results are into louisiana. which republican candidate scored in the latest primary? >> a former vice president recovers from surgery. >> and a stabbing in catonsville leaves a man with serious injuries. >> baltimore community members organize a local version of the million hoo depfment ie -- hoodie march. "11 news sunday morning" starts now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm kerry cavanaugh. we'll get to our top stories in just a moment. first we'll go to ava. it was wet. >> what a bummer to have that
day on the weekend, but it has been nice. rain is a good thing, not always good for outdoor plans. mainly a lot of drizzle. light in nature. northeast winds right now. 12 miles per hour. 51 degrees that current temperature. moving to 61 by lunchtime and 67 for the afternoon high temperature. clouds, maybe showers this morning. we'll start to see clearing later today. i think most of the showers will be to our south this afternoon. if you have outdoor plans, probably later in the day will be a better bet. we will look at the radar and detail the forecast when we come back. >> a boost for rick santorum's republican presidential campaign. he swept to an easy victory in the louisiana primary, taking the state by a wide margin. >> brian mooar has the latest in this "commitment 2012" report.
>> rick santorum scored big in the louisiana primary where nbc news projects he is the winner. >> the people of louisiana sent a loud and clear message. this race is long and far from over. >> it was another disappointment for mitt romney who still has a strong delegate lead but can't close the deal with conservatives like this one. >> were he to be the front-runner, i'm not sure where i would be. >> in pennsylvania, newt gingrich was capitalizing on that doubt. he advised voters what romney said in recent days, that campaigns are reset. >> i thought they were children's toys, not presidential design systems. >> gingrich has vowed to fight on, but the road to tampa is now up hill all the way. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news.
>> mitt romney and newt gingrich are sending get-well wishes to dick cheney. he is recovering from transplant surgery. he and his family said they will be forever grateful for the life-saving gift. he has had five heart attacks over the past 25 years. >> early voting kickoff. for now until thursday, registered voters can vote in any one of the early voting location as cross the state. in baltimore county there was a steady flow of people coming in all day.
in the city almost 900 people showed up. >> we have to vote. >> even with the weather they are coming out. >> early voting open from 10:00 to 8:00 every day except on sunday when they are open noon until 6 clock. >> house delegates trying to get ahead of a monday night deadline that they want to be considered this year. among the measures moving forward, governor o'malley governing private partnerships. >> ken almond will be our q & a guest later this morning. if you have a question for the county executive, send it in. send questions to email@example.com. >> a stabbing in catonsville. it happened on the 6100 block of ed monday son avenue. a man was stabbed while standing
at the gas pump. there is no word on a motive or suspect at this time. he was taken to shock tralm -- trauma. >> a fire happened early yesterday morning in west baltimore in the 600 block of baker street. the house is vacant and no one was hurt. no word on how that fire started. >> protesters rallied in cities across the nation calling for justice in memory of trayvon martin, the 17-year-old shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer in florida. here community activists are organizing a rally on behalf of the martin family. sheldon dutes has more. >> trayvon martin has become a model for the fight for justice across the nation. >> like so many others, these people are outraged by the shooting death of trayvon
martin. they say they are reminiscent of incidents that happened here in baltimore. like the alleged beating of a teenager from the jewish community group. >> there has been no solution. >> to show solidarity, they are organizing a rally. they will meet at mckeldon square and finish with a rally at city hall. >> we think it is an outrage, quite frankly. we think people are angry, and we want to create a venue for which people can rally around the city. >> come out of this with what we want. whether it is changes in the police system in terms of community control, and also ultimately jobs for young people.
>> hundreds are expected to come out for the baltimore march. organizers are asking people to wear hoodies in solidarity with trayvon. >> three new york police officers are out of a job after a fating shooting in 2006. sean bell was shot by several officers when leaving a strip club. one man who fired the first of the 50 shots that hit him has been fired and will not receive a pension. three other men were found guilty of all charges in a criminal trial. >> downtown baltimore extending a partnership. stephanie rawlings-blake spoppeds. >> i'm rob roblin. help making it safe for first responders. that story coming up.
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>> good morning. we'll start you off with a live look out doors. rain drops on the camera. winds out of the northeast 12 miles per hour. so if you are heading out this morning, you may have to tap your windshield wipers a couple times, not only because the rain is falling but you will get that kickback from the roads. we have temperatures around 50 in the downtown area. much colder as you head up north. 46 in frederick. cooler northbound this morning. mainly in the 50's as you head down to our south. >> we are expecting showers at any point this morning, especially around baltimore. as we head later into the day, it will be more of a threat in
the afternoon for the southern parts of the state. sfor southern maryland, they could see showers and thunderstorms even later today. as for baltimore, i think we mostly dry out. i think there is a slight chance for showers this afternoon but the bulk of it is coming in this afternoon. 65 in the mountains, 66 for the eastern shore. you can see some sprinkles moving through hagerstown, some moving into cecil county and some along the eastern shore. right now most of the area is showing dry conditions, but with any fog there is drizzle falling. we have an area of low pressure down to our south. that will enhance the showers and thunderstorms in southern maryland by the afternoon. you can still see a couple rounds of showers making their way into the carolinas. these will drift up to the mid-atlantic through the day tomorrow as well. then we are in the clear. we get out of this wet pattern early week and we'll see clear skies. and we'll have a new storm system we'll be talking about until wednesday.
all this wet weather will bring temperatures back to where they should be in the 50's and 60's. it has been an abnormal month. 81 as a maximum temperature. normally we're in the 50's. that happened on the 23rd. very odd to see that in march. overall, march has been 12 degrees above normal. that is extraordinary. we have precipitation of 2 inches of rain, but that puts us an inch below normal. we're catching up this weekend. you'll see us in the 50's and 60's this entire week. it will feel chilly after the warm spell we've seen. wednesday comes another chance of showers and thunderstorms, and 60's for the rest of the workweek. >> there is a new bumper sticker, "slow down, move over, it's the law." rob roblin has more.
>> the "move over law" went in effect october 2010. but apparently many marylanders don't know about the law. you're watching motorists preaking the law. we sat with this trooper with her emergency lights on. >> the law requires for the driver to move over and clear the lane. if the traffic does not slow down, the law requires them to slow down. >> you can see most motor ists did not slow down. >> we need motorists to move over when we make these traffic stops. sometimes we can't control where that stop is at.
this will help maybe our officers and citizens safer. >> so it is just helping to make officers a little safer. >> trooper allen knows firsthand how dangerous a traffic stop can be. >> there was a vehicle moving over that was coming in our lane, and so just before they struck our vehicle, we jumped over a barrier wall that was next to us, and the driver struck the back of our patrol vehicle and pushed it into the vehicle in front of us. >> sam gibson, who worked for b.g.e. helped get the "move over campaign" started by writing a letter to the governor. >> nobody is obeying this law. i don't think it is a fault of their own. i just don't think they are aware of the law. i haven't seen one yet pull over. >> the hope is, by making motorists aware of the move over
law, police and emergency responders will be safer doing their job. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news, 11 news. >> bride to be dream of being -- brides against breast cancer has a two-day event, and sales are donated to cancer programs. >> today we had a stampede for the v.i.p. event. it is an opportunity for us to provide outreach for these ladies getting ready to start their lives. >> you can get information from bridesagainstbreastcancer.com. >> all that jazz.
dancing to live jazz, gambling. proceeds from last night's event go to helping children critically ill and their families. >> events are so important to the organization, because we have never had to deny the request of a critically ill child. as long as the community is there to support us, we will never have to say no. >> great to see that event after their head quarters burned down. >> on those wedding dresses, they go from $99 to $199. >> wow. well, it's a rainy day. great day to go shopping. >> even if you don't need one, go buy a wedding dress. >> what experts say could help. >> and doctors say we may have had the cure for cancer right
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>> people who take aspirin have a lower rate of dying from cancer. >> they say it is too early to recommend the general population start popping a daily aspirin. >> melon coljifts often discourage patients from taking aspirin because it complicates their chemotherapy treatments. this may help us we think that. >> millions of americans take aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes. but it does come with side-effects like bleeding and ulcers. for now they say the beast disease fighting strategies are eating right and exercise. >> that will do more than anything. >> stronger studies of the aspirin are ongoing. >> doctors also say taking an as friendship at the first signs of heart attack may help prevent damage to the heart. >> spring can be misery to allergy sufferers.
breathing in salt particles can help. the remedy is common in europe but only a dozen exist in the states. in clients sit in a salt room for 45 minutes and breathe in salt. they look like humid identifiers and -- humidifiers and are under $100. >> research shows that colonoscopies and other gastro tests were done. the growing use of anesthesia has imposed a significant cost on the health care system while providing little benefit to many patients. >> ravens are coming to ocean city. first, a look at events going on
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thousands of fans comfort first ever baltimore ravens beach bash. >> the last weekend of may, first weekend of june, hanging out with fans with beach bashes, bon fires, everything. >> we have the ravens parade every year. this year the ravens are going to become more involved in that if. >> four days of ravens activities as the ravens plan to kick off activities down the ocean. >> we are really branching out. we'll have our inaugural purple caravan in ocean city. >> we'll have purple friday in ocean city. we're looking forward to that. >> our friends at 98 rock will have a whole host of fun that you can participate in.
>> sara and stash will be there as well. ocean city does a lot of things. this might be the biggest thing ever. >> you can go online. you want to hurry. >> it is so close and reasonably priced. >> i'm ready to go now. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a fire at a child's birthday party leaves eight people dead. that story next. >> how this plane ended up in a tree when we cover the nation. >> a big change in the weather. details on the spring coming up. coming up in your insta-weather coming up in your insta-weather plus forecast. the passat is one of nine volkswagen models named a 2012 iihs top safety pick. not that we'd ever brag about it.
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>> welcome back to be "11 news sunday morning." thank you for waking up with us today. >> a little drizzley this morning. people have already brought out all their summer gear, and they are excited for the warm weather, but just the start of spring. so we are going to see a lot more rain in the forecast. currently 51 at b.w. i. northeast winds at 12 miles per
hour. a bit of drizzle being reported at the airport. still a chance for showers and fog to form through the next couple hours. by nune we'll see a lot of clouds. 61. of f 67 for the high temperature. a few peeks of high p sunshine. outdoor plans better left for later. we'll electric at the radar when we come back. >> a west virginia neighborhood in shock after an early morning house fire claimed eight lives. six of the victims were kids. five under the age of four. gabe gutierrez has more. >> flames tore through this charlston west virginia home overnight, killing eight people, including eight children. another child is in critical condition. >> by the time i heard yelling, i got out there, and the house was in flames. >> this is the worst house fire
in the history of the city of charles ston, maybe west virginia. >> two families had gathered for a slumber party. alicia would have turned 26 today. >> people were obviously in danger inside. >> the mayor says there were two smoke detectors in the home, but neither was installed properly. it is not clear when the building was last inexpected. >> we have seen the fact that we did not have the proper number of these smoke detectors. we might have saved a lot of lives. >> today's incident is an eerie reminder of that christmas day fire in connecticut where three children and their grandparents decide. there -- died. >> there were no working smoke detectors in those deaths. >> it allows you time to get
out. >> back in west virginia, investigators are trying to figure out what started this fire and how a birthday celebration turned into a tragedy. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, new york. >> an unbelievable site in florida. a small plane ends up in a tree. two people were on board as neighbors watched the plane fall from the sky. the pilot was able to deploy the plane's safety parachute before it hit the tree tops. he couldn't believe what he was seeing at first. >> and the next thing we know, we heard han an explosion, which turned out to be the parachute. he stopped mid flight of the shoot, and -- of the chute, and drifted down. >> the plane was damaged, but
the people were not injured. >> cubans are preparing for the arrival of pope benedict xvi. mark potter reports from havana, cuba. >> for cuban catholics there is hope that pope benedict's visit will help strengthen the cuban catholic church. in recent years, the church has made considerable gains since the church was ostracized here and followers punished. now the church has emerged as an important part of cuban society. the cuban cardinal hopse hoped negotiate the release of many prisoners. but he was criticized because most were forced into exile. the church also provides food
and shelter for many that the government cannot afford. the government will also not harass the women in white. suggesting on the eve of the pope's visit, the relationship between the church and state while much improved, is still delicate. mark potter, nbc news, havana, cuba. >> we're grateful to you, we're proud of you, and i hope all your family at home knows how proud your commander-in-chief is of you. >> president barack obama paid his first visit to the demilitarized zone between north and south korea. it was one of his first stops after arriving in south korea on saturday. the president is in the country as part of a nuclear security summit. he talked to american soldiers and thanked them for their service and sacrifice. >> city officials designing to
>> good morning. starting you off with a live look outdoors. a few drops on the camera. drizzle being reported at the airport. 51 degrees at b.w.i. marshall. we have winds out of the northeast at 12 miles per hour. if you are waking up to wet weather, much of what we saw yesterday was a bit of a dreary day. unfortunately, we are trying to
catch up. it has been relatively dry for the month of march. we are making that back up as we get some of that rain. h.d. doppler looks pretty quiet. also a shower just south of 95 in cecil county. there is not too much showing up on the radar, but around the metro area, we are tracking a little drizzle. even though the radar may show dry conditions over your area, you may still have to tap your windshield as you head out your area. let's take a few of the temperatures right now and see what's happening right there. currently in the 50's around the metro area. colder as you head up north. 30's in westminster. mid other's as you head down along the eastern shore. forecast for today will warm up into the 60's. still above normal by 10 degrees. but with all the cloud cover, it is going to feel a little chilly.
probably feeling a little better than yesterday when we had the on-and off off rain. today it is mostly a morning event. especially for baltimore. that's when you will see the bulk of the rain pass through the area. we could get thunderstorms into southern maryland. those storms have rain threat while baltimore dries out after the morning hours. current weather pattern showing an area of low pressure down to our south. you'll seel still see a couple showers behind us moving over the an legislations. -- appalacians. all these storms are knocking temperatures back to normal. it has been abnormally warm. way above normal in the 70's and l 80's. maximum temperatures 81. that pushed the temperatures 12 degrees above normal.
we're getting back on precipitation as well. we only had two inches of rain. that puts a us an inch below normal. we need that rain for the grass to grow. cooler tuesday at 55. that's back to normal. they were bouncing into the 60's by the end of the week. >> while some look at jury duty the same way as a dentist appointment, inconvenient, slightly uncomfortable, it is an important service in the city. >> some of the messages are getting lost in the mail. kate amara explains. >> a big message to baltimore city from the mitchell court house. this is not junk mail. don't throw it away. >> definitely not junk mail. it is an official summons to report to service for jury duty. >> the city just changed to a new jury management system.
>> a new look, letter inside. apparently lots of them are ending up in the trash. >> we usually send out 999 summonses for any day of the week for services. i can tell you, that for any given day, we may have needed to send 75 to 100 reminders. >> fewer than expected, but higher than they would like. officials here want jurors to know the changes are designed to make the process more palatable. the questionnaire is in one combined step and can be filled out online where you can move your report date to a more convenient time. >> from the judge's standpoint, another plus is we hope the check-in time each morning will go faster and be more efficient and therefore jurors will be more available to go to courtrooms and begin the process of trials earlier in the day. >> another reason to embrace the switch, in the transition, the court revamped data bases for
everyone in the city with an nba i.d. card meaning you'll be called to serve less often. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the new system will start february 10. the big test will be on the first day of report, which is april 2. >> baltimore city lost 10,000 jobs last year alone, but coming up, why the news isn't all bad on the job front. >> the family of a teen electrocuted by a park fence wants to make sure it never happens again. their fight to the statehouse next. >> first a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. i was shocked to find out how many couples don't sleep in the same bedroom.
but in the sleep number store, we hear it all the time. yeah, nine out of ten couples disagree on the firmness they want in a mattress. i sleep on the couch. with our bed, the sleep number setting represents the firmness that you like on your half of the mattress. don't mess with my side because i'm comfortable. i can adjust mine to my liking and she can do the same. go ahead and switch sides so you can feel what the other side feels like. you're on his side. how does that feel? it's hard. i like my side i like my better, too. side better. this is this is too soft. too hard. why don't we switch back to where you were. i am so glad to be back. oh, yeah. you can have comfort and you can be in the same bed. there's no debate or no squabble because you can have it your way and i'll have it mine. so we save a lot of marriages. discover the amazing sleep number bed, only at a sleep number store... where during the final days of our semi-annual sleep sale, save $400 to $700 on our most popular bed sets. sale ends march 31st. there are 400 sleep number stores nationwide, where queen mattresses start at just $699.
>> downtown baltimore lost more than 10,000 jobs in 2011. the report isn't all bad news. the report shows growth in the downtown district. lowell melzer thrins explains. >> so just how is baltimore doing these days? well, when compared to similar cities around the nation, not too bad. that's according to the annual state of downtown report put out by the downtown partnership of baltimore. >> what we're seeing is more people want to work downtown and more people want to live downtown. those are trends we weren't seeing even a decade ago. >> the report looks at an area within a one-mile radius between pratt and high streets and highlights several key economic areas. the only negative came from downtown's employment picture as
the city lost 10,000 jobs comparing 2010 to 2011. a 9.4% drop. however, office vacancies fell 2.7% and retail vacancies from 6.8% to 5.7%. the downtown partnership says despite the employment numbers, city companies are telling a different story. >> what we're hearing from companies is that they are doing better and plan to continue hiring. >> the numbers of those living downdown rose in apartments to 97.2% and hotel from 61.6% to 63%. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake told 11 news she's not swayed by the employment numbers and thinks things will improve in 2012. >> overall the message is positive.
we're working hard. the city is weathering the great recession storm well and we're poised for stronger growth. >> i'm lowell melzer, wbal-tv 11 news. >> lawmakers in annapolis are greated by the face of cancer as they consider taxes on cigars and smokeless tobacco. this man had 34 surgeries after being kgged with cancer and is urging the general assembly to put a tax on tobacco products to discourage kids from buying them. >> the family of a teenager killed on a baseball fence is taking their fight to the court
house. more on the push to make playgrounds safer. >> a busload of supporters. joining are family, friends, and members of the colonial baptist church for a rally. her dad is former colt defensive tackle deana green. deana green was electrocuted in may 2006. she came in contact with a fence that was electrified due to a leak in the electricity underground. regulations require a sur faye vay to prevent leaks. the proposed legislation broadens the requirement. >> this bill will close the gap between what the public service commission has accomplished scomprks this will close the gap in making maryland a safer
state. we're going to trust that this bill gets passed. this will be deana's footprint in maryland. >> b.g.e. and other communities have signed up. >> the inspections could cost companies $8 million, and that expense could be passed on to consumers. >> this should never happen again. it should not be an issue of cost. we need to save lives. wires are underground. this can in fact happen again. >> more -- a recognition of deana's piano playing. >> we were in elementary school she used to have at the playground a chorus line singing. she was very talented. very talented. >> we're proud of who she was and who she was going to be. and we just feel like her life was snatched away from her. >> david collins, wbal-tv 11
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then they found some wins on the road. >> that was really the key toward regrouping and making a commitment toward each other. >> you try, but it doesn't always happen that way, but you want to peak come mid april. that's where this team is at. >> both the terps and agriculturies had tough wins. complete coverage sunday later today. lacrosse. stanwick out of virginia. number two johns hopkins. late high hit. you know how he responds? not in retaliation. just a rocket shot you cannot see. a game of amazing goals. stanwick to rob white. behind the back. no-look pass.
tied 8-8. from behind the net. i don't think anyone expected the shot. hopkins went for the first time since 1998. 11-10 your final. u.m.b. trying to give their first loss to the hounds. big shot in the rain. moments later, pat burns to lusby. finds that as well. improves to 8-0 winning by a final of 13-5. tiger woods remains in first place. coverage coming up later. we'll see you after that final round. >> actors from all over maryland
hopes to land a role in the netflix new series that will be filmed in harford county. the movie stars kevin spacy. they are looking for people to fill extra roles as well as feature roles for the show. >> i am hoping they will keep bringing stuff like this to baltimore. >> the series starts shooting next month. it will include 13, one-hour episodes. >> that guy looked like zach -- how do you say his name? >> i don't know. >> i like kevin spacy. >> coming up, a look ahead to our next hour of "11 news sunday morning." >> baltimore joins a show of support for trayvon martin. how local community activists are rallying. >> and a former vice president
>> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson. jennifer has the weekend off. >> and i'm kerry cavanaugh. we'll have our top stories in just a moment, but first let's go to ava. ava, why are we having the rain on the weekend? >> it has been dry, and we really need that rain to catch up. the plants are blooming, and we need to keep them blooming. winds out of the north at 7 miles per hour right now. as we head into the afternoon, we are expecting temperatures to move into the 60's. earlier on, showers and maybe areas of fog and drizzle. by noon we expect it to dry out. we'll detail this more when we come back in the forecast. >> rick santorum is vowing to
press forward after a presidential primary. >> mitt romney finished second and newt gingrich third. brian mooar has the "commitment 2012" report. >> rick santorum scored big in the louisiana primary where nbc news projects he is the winner. >> the people of louisiana sent a loud and clear message that this race is long and far from over. >> mitt romney has a strong delegate lead, but can't close the deal with conservatives like this. >> were he to be the nominee, i'm not sure where i would be. >> newt gingrich was capitalizing on that doubt. >> campaigns reset like an ech-a-sketch. >> i thought they were
children's toys, not presidential campaign design systems. >> the road to tampa is now uphill all the way. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> mitt romney and nick santorum are offering get-well wishes to former vice president dick cheney. the 71-year-old was on the transplant list more than 21 months. his office says his family will be forever grateful for the life-saving gift. cheney suffered his first heart attack when he was 37 years old and has had five heart attacks over the past 20 years. >> analysts are predicting a strong turnout. registered voters can vote at any polling station state-wide. it was a foggy day but organizers said there was a
steady flow of voters coming in all day. >> if we want to get this done, we want to come out and vote. >> even with the weather, they are coming out. >> maryland's 46 early joting centers are open every day, except on sunday when locations are open from noon to 6:00. >> trying to get ahead of a monday night deadline. among the measures moving forward, governor o'malley's public-private partnerships on roads and private buildings. >> and a programming note. ken almond will be our "q & a" guest. if you have a question e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> baltimore county police are investigating a stabbing in
catonsville. it happened at the sonoco on the 5100 block. police say a man was stand when stant standing -- police say a man was stabbed while standing at the gas pump. >> baltimore firefighters says a three story building collapsed on the 600 block of west baker street. officials say the house was vacant. no word on how the fire started. >> protesters rallied across the nation calling for justice in memory of trayvon martin. the young man was shot to death in florida by a neighborhood watch officer. >> trayvon martin has become and ascended to be a martyr, if you will, in the fight for justice not just in san ford, florida, but across the entire nation.
>> like so many others, reverend witherspoon and this community activist are outraged by the shooting death of trayvon martin. they say this is a reminder of the murder of a teen by a member of the jewish community group. to show solidarity, they are organizing a rally. they will meet at aclock p.m., march to police head quarters, and rally to city hall. >> we think it is an outrage. we think people are rightfully angry, and we want to create a venue by which people can come together collectively throughout the city. >> come out of this with a clear idea of what we want. whether it is more racial profiling here, changes in the police system here in terms of community control, and also
ultimately jobs for young people . >> hundreds are expected to come out for the baltimore march. and like other rallies around the country, organizers are asking people to wear hoodies in solidarity with trayvon and end racial profiling. >> three new york police officers are out of a job five years after they were involved in a shooting that left the man dead on his wedding day. the fatal shooting happened in 2006. sean bell was shot and killed by undercover officers. one of the detectives is reportedly fired the first of the 50 shots that killed bell has been fired and will not receive a pension. two other detectives will resign later this week. the three men were found not guilty on all charges in a criminal trial. >> the time is 6:6. 50 degrees here on tv hill. the familiar sound of the ice cream truck brings kids of all ages racing.
but one county plays a jingle to get the dogs out. >> 98 rock gets ready for a calendar shoot involving the ravens in the bahamas. they are thinking of another trip in ocean city and all ravens fans are invited. i'm jennifer franciotti. details next. >> right now you're looking at a live picture outside. ava has the insta-weather plus forecast after the break. he
>> good morning. we'll start you off with a live look outdoors. we have drizzle being reported. currently 53 degrees at the maryland science center. winds out of the north at 7 miles per hour. we are seeing showers showing up on h.d. doppler as well. along with that drizzle in the metro area, there is a shower moving along i-95. we have showers moving over hagerstown as well.
you look to the south and west, here comes more showers as well. let's look at temperatures in the area. 55 now in pautuxent river. 54 in ocean city. only 40's in parts of baltimore county. 46 in frederick. temperatures only in the 40's as you head into the mountains. we are expecting clearing to happen as we head in later today. maybe even thunderstorms starting to spark in any of those showers. 57 for the high in baltimore. 70 in ocean city. from southern maryland into the eastern shore. that's where we had thunderstorms. most of baltimore should be
drying out. if you have plans today in baltimore, you want to save them for later today. an area of low pressure to our south. that's what's keeping most showers south as well. still a potential as this slow-moving storm moves off the east coast. we get a break. in between there is some clearing moving in the next couple days. all these storms are really helping to bring temperatures back to normal. it has been unbelievably warm. temperatures are definitely showing that. overall, we have 12 degrees above normal for the entire month. well above normal. back to normal this month. 50's and 60's. another chance for showers and thunderstorms by wednesday.
>> an event coming up in ocean city compines two big passions for a lot of people, the ravens and the beach. >> and you know who will be there, jennifer franciotti. >> the last weekend in may ocean city turns purple as thousands of fans comfort first-ever baltimore ravens beach bash. >> the last weekend of may, first weekend of june hanging out with fans with beach bashes, bonfires, everything. >> this year the ravens are going to become more involved in that. >> four days of ravens fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy. the ravens invite everyone to kickoff football season down the ocean. >> we'll have pub crawls along the highway and west ocean city, so we're branching out there. >> we'll have purple friday in ocean city. we're looking forward to that.
>> our friends will be here all weekend long with a whole host of events that can you join in on. >> coaches, cheerleaders, and all the race fans. our fans will be out there as well, including the 98 rock morning shows. ocean city does a lot of big things. this might be the biggest ever. it is the first weekend of the summer. get down there and have a fun weekend for the ravens. >> of course she's ready to go. >> we all knew i-pad would be hot with consumers, but find out why the tablet may be too hot to handle. >> and some baltimore city
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>> in this morning's "consumer alert" apple is responding to reviews from consumers saying their ipad is more like a heating pad. they say there is a corner that hits 116 degrees while plugged in and running a game. that's about 12 degrees hotter than the ipad 2. apple officials say they are aware of the problem but do not believe it is a threat to consumer safety. they say while the heat is uncomfortable, it does not warrant a full recall. >> b.g.e. will start an effort to modernize maryland's electricity grid. the $382 million rollout will begin in the pasadena area and continue until 2014.
the utility started mailing letters to all customers last week. smart meters allow the utility to get immediate information about outages and other information on the grid. customers it should be able to track and control usage. >> sales of existing homes dropped last month. the national association of realtors says home sales fell to a seasonably adjusted annual rate of $459 million. even with a dip in sales or mild winter, help make it the best sales for the winter season in five years. however existing home sales remain below the six million mark that economists say is needed to have a healthy market. >> when it comes to home sales, real estate -- the online real estate company truia says more people are having a hard time saving enough money for a
downpayment which means they are not looking to buy. plus it is harder to get a mortgage than it used to be. one group is winning out big. those who are actually looking to buy, the web site says in 1998, of the top 100 housing markets, buying a home is more affordable than renting. >> a time for a look back and a look ahead at the week on wall street. deborah kostroun has the "weekend bloomberg business report." >> wendy's is changing the way it treats pigs and chickens. it is the first fast food chain to back a system to treat chickens more humanely, and it is urging other chicken producers to do the same. they are also working with pork suppliers to eliminate the use of gestation salts. animal rights groups say those tightly packed pig stalls are
inhumane. this is seen as a major shift for the industry. meanwhile, blackberry staying in the game. software developers a prototype. blackberry slumping as more people offer apple's iphone. that blackberry will go on sale this year. >> and this would not be a complete report if i did not mention "the hunger game." it is a film based on a 2008 trilogy. box office observers believe the hunger games could bring in up to $1 other million on -- $150 million on its opening weekend. >> well, if you are a fan of national bohemian beer. it is in the 20th anniversary of camden yards designed in october. you can see the baltimore
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barking up the wrong tree when trying to find tasty treats for your dog? one man thinks he has the answer. it appears to be maryland's first doggy ice cream truck. lowell melzer has the story. >> here in kiki's play house they are trying to redefine the way we look at the traditional ice cream truck with one that's gone to the dogs literally. >> it is the first doggy truck in maryland that i know of. there is no other doggy day care provider doing t it is the very first doggy ice cream truck in maryland. >> this is a pioneer of sorts after seeing the successes of ice cream trucks that cater to dogs in the u.k., he figured he would take the chance himself, and it appears at least right now, he's got the market cornered in maryland. >> there is actually a dog grooming service. i figured that would be an
exciting way to branch out in the service. >> they branched out before eventually branching out to the surrounding counties in the city offering all kinds of summer treats for dogs. >> organic treats here, fruit cups. >> there is one important question, i thought, about getting people or the dog's attention. >> any music playing? >> we have a p.a. system set up. right now there is "barking sound." >> the owners seem to love it, too. >> my dog would think it is fabulous. >> for more, log on to our web
site at wbaltv.com. >> do you have a feeling lowell would like to do that on the side? >> he used to be a dog person. >> let him get the truck. >> maybe he can take over when the owner is off. anyway, that's a great idea. >> 50 degrees on tv hill. a birthday party turns deadly. a fire kills six children. more on that when we come back. >> plus cuba preparing for a visit by the pope. we cover the world next. >> and the temperatures are starting to get back to normal. we will talk about how they shape up as we head into the seven-day forecast.
>> i know. even though it was warm each afternoon, we had that foggy weather each and every day. we are getting back to normal with the temperatures. we will be cooler as we head into the afternoon. right now north wind at 7 miles per hour. there was drizzle at b.w. i. there is still a chance for showers not being reported. fog, there could be drizzle as well. clouds through most of the day. maybe a little sunshine this afternoon. high temperatures 67. the showers shift to our self by the afternoon. if you have outdoor plans, i would hold them off until later in the day. that's when you have the best chance of staying dry. we'll talk about what could change in the seven-day. and that could be the temperatures coming up. >> and a neighborhood is in shock after an early morning house fire claims eight lives. six of the victims were children. five were under the age of 4.
gabe gutierrez has more. >> flames tore through this home killing children from 18 months to 8 years old. >> i heard screaming, and i got there, and the house was in flames. >> this is the worst house fire in the history of charleston, maybe of west virginia. >> police say two families had gathered for a slumber party to celebrate a birthday. felicia carter camp would have turned 26. >> people were obviously in danger inside. the mayor says there were two smoke detectors in the home, but neither was installed properly. it is not clear when the building was last inspected. >> the fact that they did not have the proper number of smoke detectors.
we might have saved a lot of lives. >> today's incident is an eerie reminder of an incident when children and their grandparents died. 62% of house fires in buildings where spokte there are no smoke detectors. >> it allows you time to get out. >> back in west virginia investigators are trying to figure out what start thd fire and how a birthday celebration turned into a tragedy. >> a small plane ended up in a tree. in florida an airplane's engine gave out and sent it plummeting to the ground. a home owner who helped them
down from the tree said he couldn't believe what he was seeing at first. >> the next thing we know, we heard an explosion which turned out to be the parachute. he stopped mid flight and just drifted off into the trees and game nose down. >> the plane was heavily damaged. the people on board were not hurt. >> cubans are preparing for tomorrow's arrival of pope benedict xvi. it shows signs of improvement. mark potter reports from cuba. >> for cuban catholics, there is hope that pope benedict's visit to santiago on monday will help strengthen the cuban catholic church. in recent years, the church has made considerable gains, compared to earlier decades after the cuban revolution when the church was ostracized and believers were punished. now under the government of raul
castro, the church has emerged as an important part of cuban society. over the last couple years, the cuban cardinal helped negotiate the release of over 100 cuban prisoners. he was criticized because most were forced into exile. the church also provides important services like food, medicine for the elderly that the government cannot afford as it struggles to reshape its troubled economy. the church has also broker ad an agreement that the government would not harass the ladies in white, a church-based dissident group. however three dozen members of that group were detained suggesting on the eve of the pope's visit while the relationship is much improved between church and state it is still delicate. mark potter, havana, cuba, back to you. >> we are grateful to you, and i hope that all your family back home how proud your commander-in-chief is of you. >> president barack obama paid
his first visit to the demilitarized zone separating north and south korea. the president visited a u.s. military camp outside the zone. it was one of its first stops after arriving in south korea saturday. the president is in the country as part of a nuclear summit. >> about to get a major overhaul in time for the season. >> and it is all thanks' gain campaign. >> the maryland poison center is celebrating its anniversary this year. how i helped one local family. >> sprinkles are still showing up on h.d. doppler.
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>> good morning. we'll start you off with a live view of the downtown area. you can see a little fog out there where it is currently 53 degrees at the maryland science center. at b.w.i. currently 51 degrees. doppler starting to clear out. we had more widespread showers overnight. you may wake up to wet conditions on the road. right now we are starting to dry out over the metro area. still indicating a couple sprinkles possible. anywhere west of the metro area. north in baltimore county, we have more substantial areas back toward hagerstown. even these in general are pretty light. we are tropping more of those showers down into northern virginia and these could be moving our way through the next couple hours. even if it is dry in your neighborhood right now doesn't mean it couldn't get a little
wet as we go through the next couple hours. here's a look at the temperatures right now. we mention 50's across the metro area. it is chillier as we head to our north. we have cold air sinking in from the north. only 47 in parkton. 40's extending all the way back into oakland in the western part of maryland. southern part of the state, though, the 50's from la platia into ocean city right now. forecast for today, a chance for showers at any point this morning, basically anywhere across the state, even into southern pennsylvania. weighs head into the afternoon, we expect most of these showers to head south. so southern counties of maryland, st. mary's included, all the way to ocean city, there is a chance you could see a shower this afternoon. the bulk of the wet weather is happening this morning. if you have plans, you may want to save them until later in the day. current pattern showing the low pressure system down to our south. this is a slow mover. this is the same storm that basically took an entire week just to cross the country.
some storms cross the country in a matter of days. this is our slow-moving storm. it is finally making its way off the coast, and it is dragging all that mace moisture with it, and eventually drying conditions into the early week. we'll talk about our next storm system that comes in by the mid week. all these storms finally brought temperatures back to normal. we were well above normal in the 70's and 80's in the past couple weeks. now we're getting closer to the 50's and 6 other's. overall the many -- month of march shaping up. it is extraordinary to be that much above normal. we're seeing temperatures back to normal by tuesday. 55 with cool conditions. we'll see another chance for rain on wednesday. maybe even thunderstorms. by thursday and friday, 63 and 60 degrees. >> brides looking for that perfect wedding dress. brides will have a chance to do that and also help a good cause.
proceeds are donated to cancer programs. >> it has been great. today we had a stampede for the v.i.p. event. we typically see about 100,000 people supporting each year, and each year it is an opportunity for us to provide outreach for these ladies getting ready to start their lives. >> you can tickets for brides against breast cancer.com. >> people came dressd in their finest and spent the day dancing to live jazz and gambling and bidding on auction items. the proceeds help critically ill kids and their families. >> our annual gala is so important to the organization because we have never had to deny the request of a critically ill child. as long as the community is there to support us, we will
never have toay no. >> the organization estimates last night's event raised about $100,000. >> they are celebrating 40 years of giving families piece of mind. kim dacey has that story. >> henry rodriguez got into mischief a year ago. a bottle of mow trin on the bathroom sink. a frantic call from her husband. >> i was upset. i don't know. we're not doctors. we thought this could potentially be fatal. i was thinking a 4-year-old would have to have his stomach pumped, and it was terrifying to me. >> before that, she made a call to the maryland poison center and talked to an operator named eric. >> he kept me calm. he said based on -- he probably wouldn't have a fever for a couple days.
>> the poison center is now celebrating its 40th year helping families like the rodriguez' as part of the md -- maryland school of pharmacy. >> we are available 2524 hours a day, 365 days a year at the ready to answer questions about poisoning and overdoses. >> they are asking people to keep the poison number near their phone. they are able to help 70% of their callers without a trip to the hospital. good news especially for parents. >> it gives them piece of mind. they don't have to scare their child by rushing them to the emergency room. it saves health care time and dollars. >> the rodriguez family is grateful. >> i now put my medicine in the medicine cabinet. >> for more information go to
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>> in this morning's "education alert" daying the sa.t. can be unnerving, and now some have to take it again. 19 students' scores were thrown out because there were administrative irregularities. turns out the proctor mistage takenly gave students extra time on two sections. the decision is not sitting well with their parents. >> they could not give me a satisfying answer. they obviously trained this individual. the individual wrote something wrong. >> students retook the s.a.t. yesterday.
>> a growing number of colleges lowering the cost of tuition. they are cutting tuition cost and the time it takes to graduate. some are cut 10% to 15%. cuts in tuition are usually accompanied by cuts in financial aid as well. while the bill may be less, it may be harder to find costs -- harder to find loans to pay for costs. >> the game of baseball here in baltimore. the campaign announced as the city kicked off its baseball tournament. tim tooten has that story. >> this $83,000 check is to fix up baseball fields in rundown parts of the city.
>> the city council president kicked off the event as he got publicity for the event. >> we mostly focus on developing young people. that's what baseball and the president's cup is all about. developing integrity, teamwork, commitment. setting goals. two parks will be cleaned up as early as this weekend. city officials say high school baseball players taking part in the tournament have already agreed to pitch in. >> going out and helping us, -- going out and helping others is great. >> everybody else maintains our
fields, and that's why we have such a good field. >> the orioles are pleased to participate in this event with $-- and match the $83,000. >> and with another $83,000 they plan to target other baseball fields in need of repair. >> they said baseball field rs dying off. that's wrong. baseball is alive and well in baltimore. [applause] >> tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> and to find out how you can support growing the game, go to our web site. you will also find a list of those who will play in the tournament bracket. click on "education alert" at wbaltv.com. >> stay with us. much more is coming up on "11 news sunday morning." >> i'm pete gill pert -- gilbert.
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tenure of brenda brese as head coach of the terrapins, they will go to the finals. they found their bond together on the road. >> that was a defining moment for our team in terms of regrouping and making a commitment toward each other. it doesn't always happen that way, but you want to peak in march and april, and that's where this team is at. >> it is a noon tip later today. both the terps and agriculturies had tough emotional first-round wins. complete coverage sunday on 11 news at 6:00. >> lacrosse. steve stanwick out of virginia. number two johns hopkins. lookout. late, high hit. you know how he responds? not retaliation, just a rocket shot that you cannot see nor
stop. blue jays take their first lead of the game. to rob wright. goodness gracious. behind the back. no-look? yes. tied the game, eight apiece. from behind the net. it is amazing. i don't think anyone expected the shot. certainly the keeper didn't. he let it go. this goes into overtime. tied at 10. five seconds left in o. t. hopkins went for the first time since 1998 at virginia. they will become the new number one. 11-10 your final. trying to give loyola its first loss of the season. they weren't interest in to that. loyola doubling up retrievers. moments later, pat burns to lusby. improved to 8-0 in the season. winning by a final of 13-5.
tiger woods remains in first place. final round coverage of that coming up later today on tv 11. we'll see you after that final round. >> actors from all over maryland went to stevenson university hoping to land a role in a netflix movie starring kevin spacey. it is a political thriller. they are looking for extra as wells feature roles. >> i hope they keep doing this and bringing big stuff like this to baltimore. >> the series starts shooting next month. it includes 13 one-hour episodes. >> here's a look ahead to our next hour of "11 news sunday morning." >> one of maryland's top orthopedic surgeons is here to tell us how you can keep your
>> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson p jennifer has the weekend off. >> and i'm kerry cavanaugh. it is a rainy weekend to be off. >> all during the workweek, and the weekend comes and we get the rain. we do need the rain. we definitely do. all the flowers are blooming and the grass growing as well. we need to keep that going with that wet weather. winds out of the north 7 miles per hour. there are still a couple areas where we have showers, maybe even fog and drizzle. we will start to see this break as we head toward lunchtime.
this afternoon you may see a few peeks of sunshine with a high of 57. there is a chance for showers at any point today, but mostly down to our south. we will continue to detail that when we come back in the forecast. >> rick santorum's republican campaign has a boost. he swept a victory taking the state by a wide margin. >> mitt romney finished second and newt gingrich third. brian mooar has the latest in this "commitment 2012" report. >> rick santorum strikes again. he spent the day trying to win over wisconsin and he scored big in the louisiana primary where nbc news projects he's the winner. >> the people of louisiana sent a loud and clear message -- this race is long and far from over. >> it was another disappointment for mitt romney who still has a strong delegate lead but cannot close the deal with
conservatives like this one. >> were he to be the front-runner and winds up with the republican nomination, i'm not sure where i would be. >> in pennsylvania, newt gingrich was capitalizing on that doubt. he reminded voters of what an aide said in recent days. the campaign is reset like an etch-a-sketch. >> i thought they were children's toys, not campaign design systems. >> gingrich has vowed to fight on, but the road to tampa is now uphill all the way. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> mitt romney and rick santorum are offering get well soon wishes to former vice president dick cheney. he's recovering from a heart transplant. he was on a transplant list more than 20 months. his family says they will be forever grateful for the life-saving gift. cheney has had a history of heart problems.
he suffered his first heart attack when he was 37 years old and has had five heart attacks over the past 25 years. >> analysts are predicting a strong turnout. from now until thursday, registers can vote in one of six early voting locations across the state. election officials said a steady flow of people were coming in all day. and in the city almost 900 people came out to cast their votes early. >> it is critical to get this done. if we want our officials, we have to come out and vote. >> a lot of people like the convenience of it, to be able to come in and vote, beat the rush of election day. >> all of maryland's early voting centers are open from 10 clock until 8:00. >> in annapolis, the house of
reviewing bills they want the senate to consider. >> a stabbing in catonsville in the 6100 block of ed monday son -- edmonson avenue. a man was taken to shock trauma. no word on a suspect or motive at this time. >> in baltimore city firefighters say a three-story house claps collapsed after flames consumed much of the building. it happened on the 600 block of baker street. officials say the house was vacant and no one was injured. no word on how it started.
>> a call for justice in memory of trayvon martin. the 17-year-old who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch officer in florida. sheldon dutes has more. >> trayvon martin has become and ascended to be a martyr, if you will, in the fight for justice, not just in sanford, florida, but across the nation. >> like many others this reverend and sharon black are outraged by the shooting death of trayvon martin. they say the shooting death is reminiscent of incidents that happened here in baltimore, like the alleged beating of a teen in baltimore by a member of the jewish community center. >> there has yeth yet to be justice. >> witherspoon and black are organizing a rally.
they will meet at 5:00 p.m., march to police head quarters, and finish with a rally to city hall. >> we think it is an outrage, frankly. we think people are angry, and we want to create a convenient two by which people can dumb together collectively around the city. >> come out of this with a clear idea of what we want, whether it is no more racial profiling here, changes in the police system here in terms of community control, and also ultimately jobs for young people. >> hundreds are specked to come out for the baltimore march. like other rallies around the country, organizers are asking people to wear hoodies in solidarity with trayvon. sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> three new york city police officers are out of a job five years after they were involved in a shooting that left a man dead on his wet weding day. sean bell was shot and killed by undercover officers as he was
leaving a strip club hours before he was supposed to get married. one of the officers that fired the first of the 50 shots that killed bell has been fired and will not receive a pension. the three men were found not guilty on all charges in a criminal trial. >> still ahead, flea and tick prevention for your pets. >> and how to have the best looking lawn on your block. wait to see what they brought. >> and a live picture from skycam. >> ava up next with your insta-weather plus forecast. stay with us. ok, guys-- what's next ?
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they are anywhere from northern baltimore county north of the metro area south of hagerstown. there is an odd row indication coming -- rotation. some are dipping back down to the south. we have an area of low pressure. that's why showers are spinning around them now. quite a bit of clouds left over from that storm. slowly making its way off shore. we have cooler conditions coming in from the north. 46 in westminster. 46 in frederick. mainly in the 50's from baltimore down to the south. as you head into st. mary's county, we search temperatures in the mid 50's. in ocean city, 53. even 56 in salisbury. forecast for today, you are still having a chance for showers in the next couple hours, basically anywhere across the state. then baltimore does start to dry out. if you have afternoon plans, i think you will have a better chance of staying dry today, while several parts of maryland, there is a chance there could be thunderstorms later this afternoon. the mountains may be stuck this
afternoon, too. still a trend for the next couple hours. this extended period of warm weather, that storm was off to our west. slow moving, but making its way off shore. we'll actually see temperatures more normal and coming in by wednesday. not quite done with the month just yet. here is how it is shaping up so far. you noticed how warm it has been. already, we're 12 agrees above -- degrees above normal. we have only gotten 2 inches of rain so far. that left us more than an inch below normal. all the flowers and grass
moving. we need that rain to keep them going. cooler on tuesday. more sunshine thursday and friday. >> brides to be dream of finding that perfect wedding dress. this weekend you can have your chance and also help a good cause. brides against breast cancer showcases hundreds of designer dresses and proceeds are donated to cancer programs. >> it has been great. today we had a stampede for the v.i.p. event. we typically see about a hundred thousand people supporting, and it is a great outreach for young ladies getting ready to start their young lives. >> from wedding dresses to zoot
suits, it is all part of the 12th annual "all that jazz" held by the casey cares foundation. people came dressed up and spent evening dancing to live jazz. proceeds from the event fund programs helping critically ill children. >> these events are so critical because we have never had to deny the request of a critically ill child. >> the event about $100,000. >> up next in "medical alert" for people with joint and knee pain, find out about cutting edge technology here in baltimore that could provide relief. >> plus it is time to start thinking of giving your lawn a little t.l.c. the tips for spring lawn care. >> and e-mail your tax questions to us at the station at
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>> in this morning's "medical alert" the latest research on hip replacements confirms their high failure rate leaving many orthopedic surgeons to say there is no reason to use them at all. erika edwards has more. >> hip replacement therapy has helped thousands resume active lifestyles. but research shows their energy levels are likely to out-last their frand brand new artificial hips if they are metal-on-metal implants. that means both the device and socket are made of metal. >> i would not have a metal on metal hip replacement if i were going to have one myself. >> strong words from dr. david mauerhand. he and many orthopedic surgeons
around the country have stopped using the metal implants because they are likely to wear out in five years and some cases tiny metal fragments can slough off. >> it can lead to destruction of soft tissue and pain and decreasing function. >> now a new analysis of more than 400,000 hip replacements confirms the metal-on-metal variety is failing at higher rates than other types, like ceramic and poly-ethalene. the study authors even suggest a ban. >> there is no reason to use metal on metal in today's environment. >> still an estimated 5,000 people in the u.s. have all-metal artificial hips. experts say those patients should get their hip checked every year. erika edwards, wbal-tv 11 news. >> fewer than 5% of hip replacements performed in the
u.s. are metal-on-metal. and joining us now we have a doctor to talk about all types of hip replacements. >> good morning. >> it seems like you are hearing more and more people having hip replacements at younger ages. is that true? >> that is true. we used to say the average age is 65 and older. now 61. we're definitely making joints at youer ages. our patients are getting bigger, that's not good, and our patients are more active, and that is good. there are other factors that play into it. those are the two main factors. >> if you do need a hip replacement, what are the cutting edge materials that make it easier? >> you know, we're really in an exciting time right now. knee replacements are evolving. we're currently doing shape-match knees. in the past, we were using an average to cut everyones' knees
so in essence, it was the average across the country. now we are able to use m.r.i.'s to establish your own individual alignment and use these blocks that are made from the computer and then they are used during the time of surgery to cut the bone in the alignment. >> there you go. >> there you go. >> and it is plastic? >> it is a lastic material. basically, it uses blastic blocks to cut the alignment of the patient so it fits the patient better. >> so it is a custom fit. >> yes. >> and when i was checking this out befored segment, it is kind of heavy. it feels heavy. how does that compare to materials used now? >> this is disposable. each one is for each page. they have to be heavy because you have to be able to saw through them. otherwise they are disposable, and that's not a problem with it being a little heavy. >> if you want to try to avoid a replacement to begin with, what is your best advice for healthy
joints? >> i think my best advice for healthy joints is to stay active and lose weight. those are the simpleest thing. i think patients -- if we are healthier we will preserve our joints longer and be able to be more active in our elder years. >> when you say stay active, runners, high-impact, does that put you at more risk or not? >> it is controversial. i am not a big fan of high impact as we get older. i am a huge fan of lower impact. i love cycling. it is a great exercise for your heart and muscles, and it is great for your joints. >> wonderful. thank you for coming in this morning. >> thank you. >> stay with us. coming up, we have tips to make your yard the envy of your hood -- neighborhood. first a look at events going on around town this weekend.
>> all you do is snap it into the container. move the 11:00er over. it doesn't spray around. it keeps it contained in the grass area. >> if you have a smaller yard, or a front patch, you can use a hand spreader. >> you have a lot of stuff on the table we want to look at. >> yes. >> does that act like a ra vacuum cleaner? >> no, that spreads. it is a broadcaster of seeds. >> i like that. what do you have here?
>> make sure your lawn mower is up to date. you use a sharp flade blade for cutting your grass. bag your grass, if you can. you don't want it clumping into the new grass because it will protect -- it will hamper the growth of your grass. you have to sharpen it. it is like cutting bread. you can't cut a loaf of bread with a dull knife. >> thank you so much. all this stuff you can find at home depot. >> home depot. >> 7:25. 50 degrees on tv hill. much more news coming up.
>> thank you for joining us today. >> ava is here with another look outside. good morning, ava. >> good morning. again we have some fog and drizzle out there. even a couple sprinkles that you are dealing with this morning. still throughout the morning hours there is a chance you could see wet weather. at b.w.i. throw good -- throw good marshall they have rain. a few peeks of sunshine this afternoon. the bulk of the showers will head to our south. we'll talk about the seven-day and there will definitely be cooler temperatures. >> time for a look at what's coming up on "meet the press." >> we are going to talk a lot about the trayvon martin case. the teenager that was shot and killed by a member of a neighborhood watch organization, mr. zimmerman. this has caused outrage.
the president spoke about it in uniquely personal terms at the white house. will this engender a national discussion about outrage over race discrimination. and what is going to happen between this case and the law? there has been a lot of talk about that in florida. we will talk to the president's political advisor, and also ha yley bar bore and. >> is this a boost for rick santorum? >> for rick santorum it is another boost. he trails badly among dell gates. take wisconsin. he has to demonstrate that he can get out of his comfort zone and show he has ability to take the fight to romney beyond that.
if he can't do that, he won't be much more of a spoiler. so romney seems to be benefiting from the idea that people are closing ranks around him. even though his march to the nomination may be slow. no one sees rick santorum taking it away from him at this point. >> and in maryland we're typically a blue state. the fact that the race is so close mean we may have an impact when our primary comes up next month? >> i think you will. no question about it. i think romney has done well in blue states among republicans, which is not something he can bank going into the fall. i don't think he considers maryland to be a toss-up state for the fall campaign. but it does show that there is a split in the republican party in terms of which kind of republican, the kind of republican supporting romney vs. rick santorum. the more conservative elements backing santorum. that has been an element for romney as well. >> you can watch "meet the
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and drizzle, even showers to watch out for as you go throughout the morning. most of the fog is from baltimore down into the eastern shore. that's where you will face the worst visibility this morning. looking at h.d. doppler we can see scattered showers out there. sprinkles. still enough to make you use windshield wipers. most showers north of baltimore and off to the west for now. let's look at the current temperatures now. we are seeing 50's around the metro area and 40's up to the north. a bit of a cooler air mass moving in. they are in the mid to upper 40's to get into the 50's around baltimore and stay in the 50's as you head down along the eastern shore. 55 now in la platia. -- la plata. a threat for isolated showers at any point. they are light in nature but still a possibility. we head into the afternoon and i expect baltimore to dry out.
we are expecting mostly try conditions. there is a chance there could be thunderstorms. around 64 for the high in ocean city. all the clouds banked up around the east coast. a larger area of low pressure trying to make its way off shore. once this moves off shore, a complete kay in the weather pattern. the sunshine will return. a break in the weather the next couple days. then we have storm systems from the west. that will bring another chance for wet weather as we look into wednesday. this has been an odd month. this is the start of the spring season. it has been unbelievably warm. look at the temperatures so far. we are coming in 12 degrees above normal. march isn't over just yet, but it will be hard to get temperatures back to normal in
the next couple days. we are also drier than normal by an inch. so trying to catch up with that as well. seven-day forecast, up to 63 tomorrow with sunshine. breezy. could feel chilly out there. even cooler on tuesday. only 55, which is actually back to normal. we are back to 65 on wednesday with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. low 50's at the end of the week with fairly pleasant conditions. >> joining us now, karen king of king, king & associates. >> let's get to the questions. i have two children 23 and 20. my eldest graduate from college in 2010, has a full-time job and lives at home. my youngest is afending college full time, living at college. should they be considered dependents of mine. in so, how do i claim college-tuition loan-related items. >> long question. ok. for the 23-year-old, the answer is no, you cannot claim that
child. the 20-year-old that's a full-time student and has a job, yes you can claim that child. you should have received a form 28-t from the college. that will give information about slips and tuition paid. you put that on the education cost work sheet. there are two education credits you may be eligible for. one is the american opportunity credit, and the other is the -- the american opportunity credit is available for the first full years of post secondary education. the last is unlimited the number of years you can use it. they both come with income limitations depending on what your filing status is. it goes anywhere from $51,000 to $122,000 from the lifetime learning credit. and anywhere from $140,000 to $180,000. so depending on your filing status there may be limitations.
regarding the loan us may have already started paying for, for the other child, there is the tuition interest loan deduction you may be eligible for, and that's up to $2,500 per year. there are a number of credits and deductions the taxpayer is eligible for. >> a lot to think about. "in 2011 i lost my job and collected unemployment and had to take an early withdrawal from my 401-k. do i have to pay an early withdrawal fee?" >> you have to look at the plan. the i.r.s. does consider certain hardship cases. it has to be an immediate and heavy financial need. what the i.r.s. determines is could be education costs, cofts to purchase a new home. but you spr to look at what your plan has. some plans allow for different items.
also the i.r.s. definition includes prevention of being evicted or foreclosing on the house. so if you are unemployed, you may not have had enough money and possibly getting ready to lose your home, so that can be considered a hardship. you have to look at the plan documents. >> next question, i received a 1098-t. an education credit was taken in 2010. how do i treat this in 20 ? where do i show it? i am using tush owe tax. >> box 4 is adjustments made for prior year. so what that represents is refunds of tuition and related fees paid in a prior year, so that it is on your 2010 return. you took an education credit. what you have to do, the other thing you took, you had $5,000 in education costs. you got $2,000 refunded. you have to go back and recompute what the credit was you took in 2010. let's say you took a 25 credit
and you should have taken a $2,000 credit. you can pick that up on your 2011 tax returns. it is called a recapture. it is publication 970 gives you the details on how to do that. >> i claim my father on my taxes like i had in the past two years because he wasn't working, and i was taking care of him. however last year he was, and his employers sent him a w-2. i already claimed him in year and got my refund already. what do i do now. >> ok. if you have gotten your refund, your father's return is probably going to be kicked out saying someone is already using his social security number. have you to determine if the taxpayer is eligible to claim this based on a father's income. if the father had more than $3,700 income, she cannot claim him anyway. she will need to do an emmed itemed tax return, take him off her return. so you have a couple things that
need to be done. that's a red flag. >> i mistakenly reported my 1099 for my financial institution twice. what documentation needs to be filed to the i.r.s.? do all the form 1040's need to be sent? >> on the 1040 x, what you have to do, you do have to put an explanation as to why you are filing an amended return. you do not have to attach any original documents to the return. >> a lot to remember and a lot to think about. the deadline is creeping up. >> 22 days. >> thank you so much. >> if you did not get your question answered this morning, we will answer questions next week. e-mail us at email@example.com. if you would like to get in
maryland spca. he is so cute. >> this is donnie, she is a three-month-old terrier mix. i do want to change her name to sweetness, though. she is the sweetest little girl. >> you said she has a brother? >> yes, his name is clyde, so yes, bonnie and collide. >> you were suggesting people should adopt them separately. >> yes. we want them to bopped with you. a lot of times if you adopt two puppies at one time, they bond with each other. >> and we're talking about the warm weather. we all like to enjoy it, but the bugs, i was thinking how will that affect them? >> it affects us and the animals. and they are coming out sooner, so we all need to think about flea and tick prevention. it can be confusing.
the first piece of advice i give, is talk to your veterinarian. they will know the atmosphere your animal is living in. >> you have some suggestions this morning? >> yes, stay away from over-the-counter flea and tick shampoos. a little fwy like this not -- a little guy like this is not big enough to use this sham poob -- sham poo. >> i am a big fan, if you bring -- use the guard. this is what hearve as used on wildlife. we know that it is safe. >> you need to get the anti-back
teerl kind. >> just the regular blue dog. >> what other products? >> i like advantage multi. i think it covers a lot of amount -- a large amount of fleas and ticks. it is topical. you put it on the animal's fur once a month, and you are flea free for the whole month. >> well, bonnie is flea free. and you said her brother is athe shelter as well. if you would like to adopt bonnie or clyde go to the maryland spca, 410-235-8826. the number on your screen. mdspca.or depfment. are you open today? >> yes, from 11:00 to 4:00. >> come in and check out bonnie. all the bugs are out as well.
>> for the first time during the tenure of brenda frese's team they will play in the sweet 16 later today. there was a point when you thought it wouldn't happen, couldn't happen this season, but then they found their bond together on the road after a loss at blacksburg. >> that was a defining moment for our team in terms of regrouping and making a commitment toward each other. you know, we try to -- it doesn't always happen that way, but you want to peak come march and april, and that's where this team is at. >> it is a noon at this point later today. the defending champions from texas a & m. both the terps and nationals had tough wins.
complete coverage later today at 6:00. >> out of baltimore, from virginia, top-ranked cavaliers. number two johns hop kips. lookout. late, high hit. you know how he responds? not in retaliation, just a rocket shot that you cannot see nor stop. blue j's take their first lead of the game. a game of amazing goals. oh, goodness gracious. behind the back. no look. yes. behind the back. eight apiece. zach palmer from behind the net. it is amazing. i don't think anyone expected the shot p this goes into overtime. tied at 10:00. five seconds left. they become the new number one. 11-10. trying to give "olia their loss.
big shot in the rain. doubling up the retriever. pat burns. loyola improves to 8-0 winning by a final of 13-5. tiger woods remains in first place at the arnold palm erin viational. final coverage coming up here later at 11:00. >> it is time for "sunday brunch". joining us this morning is buddy. >> good morning. >> nice to see you today. >> what are you cooking up for us? >> i select a dish i go to every spring, and it is braysed lamb, garlic and aasparagus, and tea. >> wonderful. it is a slow-cooked dish. it represents french country cooking. >> nice for a dreary sunday, right? put it in the crockpot. >> i'm browning off the lamb.
an important step in the process . the combination of the meat adds to the sauce. we season with salt and pepper. i add vegetables to the dish which would be carrot. they are going to cook a bit. not too brown, but just a little. >> ok. >> then the thickener is added before we start stewing it. that is just a little bit of flower. >> you just sprinkle it on. >> yes. that's going to then thicken the sauce as it cooks so it is not watering. >> ok. how long does a dish like this take? >> the cook time is actually one hour. that is not a fussy one hour. >> not an active one-hour. >> no. once you have assembled the dish up to where we put in white wine for flavor, the next liquid is the stock. i'm using a vegetable and a chicken stock.
it won't overpower the lamb's flavor and the vegetables, and it is also going to make a lighter-covered sauce. when that is complete, herbs are added, and the french use a combination of bay leafs and thyme and parsley. it just simply added to the dish. it is tied with a string so it is easily removed. >> very fragrance. >> so with that being said rvings that's basically it for the stew. then simmers for an hour. >> when that simmers, tell us about a special event you are taking part in? >> a south baltimore learning center. they provide services to the community for life skills, literacy, and a friend of mine actually is a two tore for south baltimore learning center. she finds it extremely rewarding. >> so these help people find
jobs and train for jobs. and they have a gala coming up. march 31, 7:00 p.m. to 11-30 p.m. at montgomery park business center. you can check out the web site to learn more. penache is going to be there along with some others providing samples to the guests? >> absolutely. we'll provide food for the gala, and people that come to it and have a great time and enjoy all that baltimore restaurants and caterers have to offer. >> sounds excellent. why don't you deliver a finished product here which looks delicious. >> the stew is now thickened and reduced. the addition of the vegetables is next. and also peas, which is a perfect spring vegetable. >> yes. you have frozen peas there. >> yes, frozen are very reliable. >> while are you doing this, remind people they can find the
recipe on our web site at wbaltv.com. once you add the ingredients you can make a salad or do other work in the kitchen. you don't have to baby-sit this dish. >> yes, it is not tedious. french cooking does not have to be complicated. it is made with five or six ingredients and it is ready to serve. >> making lambs. looks like the last week of march going out like a lamb. a chance for showers this morning, and another chance for scattered storms on wednesday. >> wonderful. that's all the time we have for now. the "today" show is up next. thanks everybody.
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