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>> coming up, another round of winter weather invades maryland and the northeast as potential for something-something might be heading our way and the fiscal cliff firestorm rages on, on capitol hill. could a deal be reached soon? and police catch up with a man responsible for a string of burglaries. 11 news sunday morning starts now. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good morning and welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. a check outside with ava in carroll county.
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>> the southern areas of the state didn't see as much as we thought but all in all, we got snow yesterday. it's been an active start to the winter season. three snow storms across the state. something minor is coming up for new year's day. 36 at b.w.i. marshall, wind out of the west-northwest, 16 miles per hour. 37 in pasadena, 41 in baltimore and 34 in randlestown. strong winds from the northwest gusting up to 35 miles per hour making it feel very cold. we're only into the upper 30's, low 40's, in the afternoon. details coming up on the new year's day system when we return. >> yesterday's snowstorm was the third in maryland in a week and while there was measurable snow in frederick, cecil and carroll
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county, many might call it the good kind of snowstorm that covers the ground enough for kids to have fun but melted later in the day but this morning's concern is that freezing temperatures with damp conditions may cause ice on the roads. while we escaped a major snowfall, the same system dropped several inches of snow in new jersey. >> these kids wasted no time taking advantage of the snow as it fell in new milford, new jersey. >> we have been sleigh riding down and up the hills together doing the taboggon and that stuff. >> are you having fun? >> yeah. >> from snow capped branches to lawns blanketed by snow, new milford looked like a winter wonderland. >> i like it, it's nice. last year it didn't snow at all.
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>> not everyone was so excited to deal with the deck of cards mother nature dealt them. >> bad, wet! we needed to get warmer again. >> dorothy nichols made sure she was bundled up before leaving the house. >> i have my down coat, my scarf, l.l. bean boots. >> the sound of shovels scraping sidewalks could be heard. on the road, drivers didn't appear to have a hard time getting around. even though snowplow trucks did a good job keeping roads clear, drives are being cautious. >> we're going very slow. >>. >> and the snowfall made for perfect sledding conditions in farmington, connecticut. forecasters say snow in central
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connecticut will add up to eight inches this weekend. you can track storms anywhere with our android app. get up-to-date forecasts evident at wbaltv.com. new year's day is now just the day after tomorrow and there's still no sign leaders are closer to agreeing on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. here's brian mooar. >> as senate leaders were behind closed doors, president obama and republicans issued dueling messages on the web. >> we can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. the economy is growing. >> if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff next tuesday, each side blames the other. >> we can avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the president and democrat controlled senate
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step forward this week and work with republicans to solve this problem and solve it now. >> all over the country now, uncertainty is in the area. >> it's not a matter of am i going to pay my light bill or not but will it deplete my savings. >> even if the impact isn't real, the perceived impact could cause us to drop off in sales. >> getting a deal is up to the senate's top democrat and top republican. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader myself and the white house, in hopes we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> whatever we come up with will be imperfect. some people aren't going to like it. >> majority leader harry reid and minority leader mitch mcconnell say they're confident they come to a compromise but they have to sell it to john boehner and fellow republicans
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before the deadline. >> president obama will be david gregory's exclusive guest on "meet the press" later this morning. you can watch his interview at 10:00 a.m. the nation'sup for gun show in delles this weekend. this weekend, organizers say there was overwhelming interest. in the wake of the sandy hook shootings, many people said they wanted to buy assault rifles before a possible ban. >> say something should happen and we no longer have right to purchase our guns, that means somebody got off this butt and decided to change the constitution, that will open the door to a lot of issues. >> the f.b.i. reported a record background checks for guns this year. a lawyer for one of the survivors of the newtown school massacre says the state and
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connecticut didn't do enough to keep the kids safe. lawyer irving pinsky said the state failed to provide a safe climate for his client's daughter. to howard county where police say they've cracked a string of burglaries that hit homes in columbia and ellicott city. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear after coming face to face with a burglar at her howard county home. >> he knows who i am. >> police arrested kenneth william vollmerhausen and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and theft. he was arrested on december 21,
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a day this woman won't forget. >> i said i've been a nervous wreck ever since. >> she came home to find a truck in her driveway. she thought it was the telephone company and was confronted by vollmerhausen, who threw her jewelry at her and sped off. >> he cut sideways and you see what he did to the fence. >> she said vollmerhausen took off with the family jewelry box. >> he walked right by the electronics. he was after the jewelry. >> investigators link vollmerhausen to three more december burglaries in howard county where he's accused of stealing watches and jewelry. vollmerhausen pled guilty to first degree burglary. his four-year sentence was suspended and he was placed on
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probation when he committed another crime that. >> judge will get a letter from me. he shouldn't have been out. >> vollmerhausen is held without bond at the howard county detention center. we are in ellicott city, nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 5:09, 37 degrees at the airport. new information on the condition of president george h.w. bush. stay with us.
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>> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with ava marie. >> good morning. we are still watching some lake-effect snow bands push across pennsylvania and western
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maryland, as well. strong winds from the northwest are coming downwind of the great lakes region. notice how they're impacting parts of southern pennsylvania and may make their way into baltimore county. let's take a wired view of the radar and see what's left of the storm that came through yesterday. it was delayed but did what we expected, anywhere from a trace to two inches across the baltimore metro-area and places in the northern counties got three to four inches. heavier snow up into new england, heading into atlantic canada with heavy snow falling across maine. we're seeing the backlash of the storm with strong winds on the back side producing lake-effect snow showers from west virginia to pennsylvania and upstate new york, as well.
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then we'll look for dry weather for a at a -- a day or so. 18 mile-per-hour sustained winds at the airport. 14 in hagerstown. gusts will be stronger than this and it will feel breezy and gusty throughout the day. 53 degrees in annapolis. 36 at the airport. that number seems suspicious because 39 in crystal, 37 in ocean city and 32 in parkton. the problem with the strong winds, they'll keep temperatures from warming up so we're holding instead if not dropping through the next couple of hour and slowly rising in the afternoon so highs will be upper 30's, low 40's. clouds to start the day and this should clear as we go into the
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afternoon. the forecast for baltimore, morning clouds, then clearing. breezy winds, 15 to 20 miles an hour gusting to 35. here's the storm heading out. the pressure lines showing why we're seeing strong winds today and high pressure skirts to the south tomorrow. the next batch of moisture should be coming in new year's day, mostly going to the south. as it will be colder, it come as an icy mix, something to watch for if you're travelogue new -- traveling on new year's day. dress warm if you plan to go out. look like the roads should be ok. >> former president george h.w.
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bush is out of intensive care and improving. the bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes. mr. bush is the oldest living former president and has been in the hospital for treatment for a bronchitis related cough. and the public will get a chance to see the emancipation proclamation in person at its home in the national archives. >> it lines up with the declaration of independence. >> the emancipation proclamation signed by president lincoln january 1, 1863. it's 150 years old on new year's day and is making a rare public appearance sunday through tuesday at the national archives. >> when you can see lincoln's signature and all of the other provision of the document, it brings the document to life.
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>> it declared that all slaves in states rebelling against the union were to be forever free but didn't immediately end slavery. lincoln didn't have the power to enforce in areas under confederate control. what the document did do was become a symbol of hope for nearly four million slaves and fundamentally changed the character of the war. >> it was important. it was a military measure. lincoln did not do this for humanitarian regions. he did it as a consequence of being commander-in-chief. >> this is the official document with the u.s. seal and lincoln's signature, setting it party from other copies and drafts. it's rarely been made accessible. >> our strategy is to limit the
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amount of light exposure and that means to limit the length of time it's on display and keep light levels low. >> preserving this piece of history for people today and generations to come. >> the emancipation proclamation will be on display in the rotunda of the national archives today, monday and tuesday and on new year's eve that exhibit will stay open past midnight. and coming up, instead of being blamed for making children less blamed for making children less active, something so catchy, waiter: here's your check. oh! you--you got it. you know, since i got rid of my car, i really enjoy walking. ok. got it? no, i'm good. announcer: getting pulled over for buzzed driving could cost you around $10,000 in fines, legal fees, and increased insurance rates.
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oh, you're home early. you live with your mom? announcer: that'll set your game back a few years. buzzed, busted, and broke because buzzed driving is drunk driving.
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>> in this morning's medical alert, nearly 40% of people who suffer from pulmonary embolism also face major heart problems.
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embolism causes a person's heart to work harder. the usual treatment would be clot busting treatment but there's a new device that helps save lives. >> it delivers not only the thrombolytic medication through the catheter but also has ultrasound energy to loosen the clot and allows the thrombolytic to work faster. >> the device is still in clinical trials. helping young babies sit up may accelerate the learning process. texas a&m university researchers found that when 5-month-olds were given support to sit up, they demonstrated similar learning patterns as older baby. they say babies who aren't encouraged to sit up may miss on opportunities to learn.
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from video games to computer time, technology has been blamed for our increasingly sedentary lifestyle but a small north carolina company is turning technology into an impetus for active play in children. erica edwards has the story. >> these kids are doing their own thing on the playground. here they are competing with one another in a virtual world. this is combination computer game, social network and real world exercise. >> our idea is not to say that technology is the problem but rather embrace it and say it could be part of the solution. >> kids wear a power band that contains a three axis accelerometer.
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>> you swipe it into a base station that wirelessly upthere's the our website. >> on the website, the kids see which of their friends scored the most exercise in a day. >> i did not notice smack talk. >> although bragging rights are involved, kids can only communicate with their friends by selecting a predetermined list of positive phrases and virtual high fives. it targets the 8 to 13-year-old crowd and child obesity experts say it's during this period that physical activity plummets. >> it's a vulnerable period during the middle school transition and parents may have to work harder to find children outlets for activity. >> the cool thing is that you don't have to be a soccer star or the fastest runner. all you have to do is play. in our experiment, kids literally would not stop moving. jogging extra laps and hopping around while waiting to see
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their score. >> i noticed woons -- once i put it on, i wanted more points. >> the tool is going viral, and pilot programs have begun in florida and colorado schools. >> still ahead this morning, the musical giants of 2012 and upstarts who conquered the charts but first, a look at events going on around town today. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today.
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jepsen's "call me maybe." >> a third new act also hit it big in 2012. ♪ we are young ♪ >> the indie rock band, fun, scored the top hit. >> at any given moment if you flip to any given radio station, you would hear one of these songs. >> even with that trio of new artists making the charts splash, a quintet of boys from britain grabbed honors as best new band of 2012. >> not only were tickets snatched up and arenas sold out in minutes but in the resale markets you were seeing tickets going for thousands of dollars. >> even one direction took a back seat to adel e.
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her album "21" topped the charts. >> there's a bunch of trees that are normal height and then there's a red wood and that red wood is adele. >> it was an ever changing musical landscape. >> we're told gangnam style didn't come out in time to make the list. our top stories are on the other side of this break, including the dreaded fiscal cliff. we're almost at the edge. >> a burglar breaks into a woman's house and she fears he'll return. >> we're keeping an eye on the weather. lake-effect snow showers impacting parts of the northeast
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11, local, late breaking. this is 11 news sunday morning. >> welcome back to 11 news sunday morning. we're going to get to our top stories in a minute but first a
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check outside with ava. >> it's the ava and jen show. >> lisa's sleeping in. >> we had the snow yesterday, and it accumulated across the region with half an inch to two inches in the baltimore metro area especially towards the north and in carroll county you got up to three inches. it's been a quick start to the winter season. it will feel chilly today. 36 degrees at the airport, west-northwest winds at 16 miles per hour and temperatures across the metro area, 37 in pasadena, 35 in columbia and 41 downtown. temperatures won't warm much because of the strong winds. breezy with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. highs only in the upper 30's to low 40's, not much different from where we are right now. details on the new year's holiday, maybe tricky weather in the forecast. >> here's a look at our top stories this morning. maryland may have caught a break
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from this weekend's winter storm but it packed a wallop heading north to new england. massachusetts was one state that got clobbered. that the storm dumped four to eight inches on boston and up to a foot of snow further inland. washington lawmakers are groping to find a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff deadline january 1. president obama said there was time for agreement. senate leaders could present legislation for a vote later today or on monday and prosecutors in new york city say the second subway murder was a hate crime. police arrested and charged erica menendez, accused of pushing sundano sen in front of a seven-car train in queens on thursday. she said she told authorities
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she hated muslims since the 9/11 attacks and thought the victim was muslim. in howard county, authorities have cracked a string of burglaries. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accuses of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear after coming face to face with a burglar at her howard county home. >> he knows who i am. >> police arrested kenneth vollmerhausen and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and theft. he was arrested in connection with the robbery at this home on december 21 in ellicott city, a day this woman won't forget. >> i said i've been a nervous wreck ever since. >> she came home to find a truck in her driveway. she thought it was the telephone company and was confronted by
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vollmerhausen, who threw her jewelry at her, apologized and drove off in his truck. >> he sped out, cut sideways there and you can see what he did to the fence. >> she said vollmerhausen took off with the family jewelry box. it contained family hair looms, including her parents' wedding rings. >> he walked right by the electronics. he was after the jewelry. >> investigators link vollmerhausen to three more december burglaries in howard county where he's accused of stealing watches and jewelry. vollmerhausen pled guilty to first degree burglary in carroll county earlier this month. his four-year sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation when he committed another crime that. >> judge will get a letter from me. i hold that judge as responsible for this as i do the criminal. he shouldn't have been out. >> vollmerhausen is held without bond at the howard county detention center. we are in ellicott city, nadia
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ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> making a difference around the globe, still ahead, how a baltimore school administrators is helping students in dominican republic. >> we are tracking lake-effect snow showers across the region with strong winds behind the storm.hqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhq
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>> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist ava marie. >> good morning. we ended up getting more accumulating snow yesterday. it started later than forecasted but we saw one to three inches across the baltimore metro area including spots in carroll county with more than three inches of snow. now we're tracking lake-effect
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snow showers, what's left of the storm system as strong winds come down from the great lakes region. the lake bands are coming all the way down into southern pennsylvania where we could see accumulations into york county. i don't think much of this will reach into northern maryland but a few flurries could make their way into northern carroll county and baltimore county. we see snow bands into west virginia. watch out if you're traveling outside of the baltimore metro area today. a wired -- wider view of the radar showing the storm system tracking into new england, still dropping heavy snow in parts of maine, moving into atlantic canada. the strong winds will be the factor in the forecast today. they'll make it feel that much colder with winds sustained at 18 miles per hour at the
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airport, 19 in annapolis, 21 miles per hour in st. mary's county. these are sustained winds and gusts could be up to 35 miles per hour into the afternoon. temperatures-wise, pretty chilly temperatures across the region. 36 at the airport, 41 downtown. that 53 in annapolis is suspect. maybe it's that warm near the water. 40 in salisbury. the problem with the temperature today, they're not going to change much because of the strong winds out of the northwest. highs only in the upper 30's in central maryland, 41 in ocean city and the mountains ranging from 20's in garrett county and mid 30's towards hagerstown. forecast today for baltimore, highs from 37 to 41. clouds in the morning and
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clearing into the afternoon but breezy winds. northwest 15 to 20 miles per hour gusting up to 35. strong winds, you can see it on the model right now, the lines are constant pressure lines, the tighter they're packed together, the stronger the winds. that's in-between area that has air funneling in from the northwest. high pressure will pass to the south into tomorrow and the next round of moisture makes its way here, likely passing to the south on today but a little bit could skirt into the area and could bring an icy mix, something to watch out for on new year's day. good news for partygoers late into monday night. 42 for the high new year's eve. dropping to 30 degrees into the night so you might want a jacket. 41 degrees on new year's day
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when we could see a wintry mix and temperatures hovering near 40 degrees the rest of the week. >> a baltimore school administrator is making a difference around the globe. she spent a week volunteering in the dominican republic, helping to build a school there. >> clare donnahour is the assistant principal at the kennedy krieger school in baltimore but earlier this month she was a volunteer on a mission to the dominican republic. >> it was a unique chance to take my love of working with kids and bring it into a completely different area. >> she was one of 40 volunteers chosen to complete the second floor of an elementary middle school in a small village. they built walls with cinder blocks, painted and stucco'd. >> it was a powerful experience
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and i expected to want to be able to save everybody from the poverty that they live in and really there's so much in that community that's rich and generous. the people, if they have anything at all, they want to share with you. >> the trip was part of the life touch memory mission and since-touch is a photographer company, they took the children's first ever school pictures, an eye-opening experience. >> you've never seen somebody so thankful for a set of pictures. the kids had never seen themselves in a photograph before so they didn't know what they looked like so they had to have their friends tell them if the picture was them. >> she thinks it will ultimately make her a better administrator to the students at kennedy krieger. >> one of the things i realized from being there is you're a more powerful support to people if you come alongside them and help them achieve the goals they
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have for themselves. >> clare says her goal is to return to the dominican republic to continue work there. for more pictures of this trip, visit our website, wbaltv.com. in east baltimore, kim dacey. >> amazing experience for her. new year, new laws, coming up, maryland's measures that go on the books when the calendar turns to january 1. here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> as we ring in the fler, the state of maryland will enact a list of new laws. >> with any new year comes new opportunities, new experiences and of course, new laws. after a contentious battle, gay couples in maryland will be able to say "i do" on january 1. couples have been able to apply for marriage licenses since december 6 but won't go into effect until 2013. another new law changes the election cycle in baltimore city. elections will be held on the same cycle as the presidential election. it will soon be easier for veterans to prove they served. in the new year, the department of veterans affairs will be required to give them something to prove their status. the m.d.a. will have to include on their driver's licenses as long as they have proper identification. speaking of identification, a new law will make it easier to protect kids and disabled adults
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from identity theft. a parent or guardian will have a right to freeze their credit report. >> it won't be as fast for an adult because credit bureau s will want to make sure they have the right to freeze it. >> advocates for the law hope it protects foster children who are especially vulnerable. >> we're hoping the credit bureaus and department of human resources will get to data sharing so they can freeze them en masse or thaw them en masse. >> adults could already freeze their credit reports if they suspect they could be victims of identity theft but maryland is the first state in the country to pass a law allowing minors that same privilege. stay with us, more news is coming up. >> i'm pete gilbert, coming up in sports, what would it take
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for me to leave towson basketball over maryland men's and women's basketball and maybe even a bowl
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>> now, 11 sports with pete gilbert. >> good morning and we're off with towson basketball. what? yes, it's true. despite the fact that even a year ago this program was in the depths, coming out of a one-win season, a disaster there, they have turned things around and yesterday on the road in corvallis, oregon, against oregon state, maybe the biggest win in program history certainly on the road, end of regulation, game tied at 60-60, oregon state could not capitalize. in overtime, oregon state looks like they'll get the job done. ahmad starks rips the three with 15 seconds left. but towson has an answer. marcus dames, shot fake, baller!
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drills the jumper with .8 seconds left. the heave, caught and score, however, a foul on oregon state, essentially pass interference called, no basket and tigers got the win. oregon state with wins over alabama, purdue, falls to the tigers! maryland trying to ensure they don't have suffer the same fate as oregon state, hosting delaware state. there we go. check out the jumper from taj tate, up early were the hornets but maryland got things going and took care of business. keyshawn howard inside to alex len. len is 7'1", advantage, len. this pretty highlight cut for fun. dez wells, wells, wells.
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goodness gracious. more emphatic two of his 10 points. terps roll by a final of 71-50. the maryland women also at home on saturday, final in the terrapin classic hosting hartford. ninth ranked terps cruise 72-40. maryland 10-2 on the year, won six games in a row. the fight hunger bowl, navy and arizona state playing in san francisco. arizona did whatever it wanted to do on offense all day. opening drive, sun devils, taylor kelly, rashard rupp. kennan reynolds hits matt akin who held on but arizona state scored touchdowns on its first nine possessions. goodness gracious. kelly to alonzo agunu, 11-yard
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touchdown. sun devils won 62-28. navy finishes the season 8-5. game day for the ravens and cincinnati. we'll break it down tonight on "ravens wrap-up" following "sunday night football." >> the harlem globetrotters took over the first mariner arena and the fans ran the show. you can see this is globetrotters you write the rules tour which means before every game fans cast votes to decide whether or not it's ok to play with two bbles at once and double points for every basket. the time is 5:55. maryland sees its third snow in a week. what's in store? >> i like your own idea of
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making up your own rules for basketball. we will keep an eye for the storm on new year's day that might go to our south. >> i've seen you spin a mean basketball but what's the spin on the fiscal cliff hanger? can congress get a deal done before the deadline? >> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial with dan joerres.
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>> as we come to the close of another year, we think of our loved ones who are sacrificing their lives for our liberty and pursuit of happiness. we take our regularly scheduled editorial time to share greetings from those in the military to families in maryland. they will also be available on wbaltv.com, click on editorials. from the wbal-tv 11 family to yours, happy holidays. >> i'm dale inman from edgewater, maryland, and i wish a happy holidays to rich, grace, win, pearson. >> i'm mark schaffer from annapolis, maryland. i send my hov to jennifer, kai, dana and mom and dad. >> michelle carter, a shout out from kabul, eaven.
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afghanistan. i would also like to shout out to my number one team, the baltimore ravens.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11, live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news sunday morning. >> good morning, welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm jennifer franciotti. lisa has the day off. we'll get to our top stories but first a check outside with ava. we got snow out our way yesterday. >> another one to three inches fell in carroll county. you've hit the jackpot this year. >> saturday snows are fun. >> and the kids were out playing in it. everywhere else across the metro area, we did get less than expected, closer to half an inch
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to an inch in northern parts and near the airport there was just a trace. 36 degrees at the airport right now. dew point of 25, winds west at 9 miles per hour. stronger winds coming in behind the storm keeping temperatures down. not only will we not really be warming up into the afternoon, highs in the upper 30's to low 40's, winds will make it feel colder so you want to bundle up outdoors today to cut the wind. we'll start with clouds and see clearing in the afternoon. something could sneak our way new year's day, a small possibility. details coming up. >> yesterday's snowstorm was the third we've seen in maryland in a week and while there was measurable snow? much of it melted by the end of the day. this morning's concern is that
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freezing temperatures combined with damp conditions could make for icy spots on the roadways. the snow made for perfect sledding in farmington, connecticut. forecasters say snow in central connecticut will add up to four to eight inches by this weekend. you can track storms and get up-to-date forecasts every day on wbaltv.com, click on weather. to the firestorm in our nation's capital and the last-ditch effort to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff. the deadline is looming near new year's day and there is no sign lawmakers are closer to agreeing to a deal.
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>> president obama pushed lawmakers to act. >> we cannot let politics get in the way of progress. >> mr. obama met with party leader on friday, asking them to allow a vote on his plan. >> i believe such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities as long as the leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> missouri senator roy blunt sharply criticized the president's proposal. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% of americans won't pay a third of the annual interest owed on the massive $16 trillion debt. >> in the political cliffhanger, sources close to the talk say harry reid and mitch mcconnell are drafting a stop gap plan that could include extending unemployment benefits and allowing tax rates to increase
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on the wealthiest americans but this issue is a sticking point, with many republicans resisting any tax increase at all. economists say the last-minute process calls into question washington's ability to deal with the hard issues of tax reform and deficit reduction. >> the prospects for the economy are incredibly dim until we put in place a bigger deal and put certainty into the economy. >> americans watched with worry and frustration. >> i think they're all failing us a great deal and i'm so sick and tire of them fighting. >> it's the equivalent of worrying about your mortgage after you're homeless. >> it's sad. >> we do want to remind you that president obama will be david gregory's exclusive guest on "meet the press" this morning. you can catch his interview on wbal-tv 11 at 10:00 a.m. former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care
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and improving. a family spokesperson says the bushes thank everyone for prayers and good wishes. mr. bush is the oldest living president. he's been in the hospital for a bronchitis related cough. a lawyer for a survivor of the newtown massacre says the state of connecticut didn't do enough to keep a child safe and wants to sue for $100 million. he says after hearing gunfire and screaming, the 6-year-old girl was left with emotional scars. 20 children and six educators were killed in the shooting. and crowds lined up for the gun show in dulles, virginia, this weekend. in the wake of the sandy hook school shootings and push for gun control, many said they wanted to buy assault rifles and high capacity magazines before a
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possible ban. >> say something should happen and we no longer have the right to purchase our guns, that means somebody actually got off their butt and decided we're going to change the constitution and that starts the ball rolling on other things and opens the door to other issues. >> the f.b.i. reported a record 16.8 million background checks for guns this year. prosecutors in new york city say the second subway murder this month was a hate crime. police arrested and charged 31-year-old erica menendez in that case on saturday, accused of pushing sunando sen to his death in front of a seven-car train at a station in queens on thursday. the d.a. says she told authorities she has hated muslims since 9/11 and thought the victim was muslim. to howard county where displays displays -- police have cracked a string of burglaries.
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>> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear after coming face to face with a burglar at her howard county home. >> he knows who i am. >> police arrested kenneth vollmerhausen and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and theft. the ellicott city man was arrested in connection with the robbery at this home in the 2600 block of this road in ellicott city. it was a day this woman won't forget. >> i said i've been a nervous wreck ever since. >> she came home to find a truck in her driveway. she thought it was the telephone company and was confronted by vollmerhausen, who threw her jewelry at her and sped off. >> he cut sideways and you see what he did to the fence. he destroyed the chain link.
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>> she said vollmerhausen took off with the family jewelry box. with her family hair looms, including her parents' wedding rings. >> he walked right by the electronics. he was after the jewelry. >> investigators link vollmerhausen to three more december burglaries in howard county where he's accused of stealing watches and jewelry. vollmerhausen pled guilty to first degree burglary in carroll county earlier this month. his four-year sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation when he committed another crime. >> that judge will get a letter from me. he shouldn't have been out. >> vollmerhausen is held without bond at the howard county detention center. we are in ellicott city, nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> time right now is 6:08, 36 degrees at the airport. on new year's eve, one maryland town is switching things up.
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we will tell you what they plan to drop at the stroke of midnight. >> you have a few days in the year lost to make a difference on your 2012 taxes. i'm kim dacey. i'll explain coming up. >> ava has the 11 insta-weather plus forecast
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>> notice, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist ava marie. >> good morning. on the back side of yesterday's snow event, now we're tracking lake-effect snow showers. strong winds coming downwind of the great lakes region, you can see those across central pennsylvania, a heavy band west of altoona and these are just creeping into southern pennsylvania, maybe york county sees a couple of flurries. we're not expecting accumulation here throughout the day. western maryland may see a couple of flurries but this shows how strong the winds are.
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a wider view showing the snow event from yesterday, spinning out into atlantic canada, bringing heavy snow in parts of maine and behind us we have strong winds producing lake-effect snow showers downwind of the great lakes into west virginia, pennsylvania, upstate new york, as well these areas could still have travel troubles today as the roads could be icy at times, especially if you travel through a snow band. we'll feel the effects of the winds on the back side of the storm. they're coming in out of the north and west today, 17 mile-per-hour sustained winds at the airport. gusts are stronger now. we have wind sustained at 18 in edgewood, 21 in ocean city and 11 to our south in california. winds will take a toll on temperatures today. they'll prevent them from warming up and make them feel colder. 36 degrees at the airport, 40 downtown, 37 in easton and 37 in
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ocean city. the temperature, 54 in annapolis, looks a little warm. the forecast today, expected only in the upper 30's and low 40's. with the winds, we don't warm up much and it will feel colder due to the wind chill. 41 for ocean city and 20's to 30's in the mountains. flurries possible to the north and west. what we are expecting is that snow still on the ground could cause icy spots. we had 3.3 inches in manchester in carroll county, 1.8 inches in parkton and b.w.i. reported close to half an inch. icy spots are a problem this morning. forecasts this afternoon, 37 to 41 later today, clouds to start, clearing skies in the afternoon, winds breezy out of the northwest 15 to 20 miles per hour, gusting to 35. into the next couple of days, we
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have the new year's holiday approaching but high pressure on monday during the day and as we get into monday night, into tuesday, the next storm system builds, in most likely going to the south but could bring an icy mix and we have to keep an eye on that. for now, it looks dry. worry about the daytime, 41 degrees the high that afternoon and 30 on new year's morning. >> i have your plans for new year's eve. may we suggest the muscrat drop in princess ann. in stead of the ball, they ring in the year of 2013 by dropping a stuffed muscrat. it has a name, marshall p. muscrat and this year it has a cape, top hat and cane. a little something different
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there. in new york city, the crystal ball is in place and confetti ready to fly. organizers of the new year's eve bash on times square conducted a confetti test, throwing handfuls from an eighth story window to test its airworthiness. and the start of the new year means you'll have to start thinking of filing 2012 taxes and although there are a few days left in the new year, it's not too late to ensure you get a bigger return. >> the clock is ticking down on 2012 but you've still got time to make your tax return a little bigger. >> charitable deductions. you have time to increase charitable deductions through cash contributions or noncash contributions to organizations like good will and salvation army. >> those donations are tax deductible. you can also increase mortgage
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interest deduction by making a payment a few days early. >> pay your january 2013 mortgage before december 31 and that will add an extra month of mortgage interest to deductions. >> you also have until december 31 to file for homestead tax credit. king says it's a simple online application that takes only five minutes but can save you big-time on property taxes. >> the homestead tax credit is a credit given by the state of maryland that caps the assessment of your property, your real estate, your personal residence, basically. >> we should all closely watch negotiations on capitol hill. if we go over the fiscal cliff, our 2013 taxes will be dramatically affected and it's significant me to -- enough that most will see the difference in the paychecks immediately. >> if you are an employee making
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$100,000 a year, automatically you'll see a $2,000 increase in social security withholding. >> for more tax tips or information, visit wbaltv.com. >> flying is getting easier for some travelers. the pilot program in place at airports. exciting news for bargain shoppers. when a new nordstrom's rack will pop up and local retailers hope to cash in on the ravens' success.
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>> we begin this morning's consumer alert with exciting news for shoppers in columbia. a nordstrom's rack is opening up as early as next spring at
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columbia crossing, located off of the jessop exit at i-95. the merchandise is in season and on trend, separate nordstrom stores. it's usually 50% to 60% off original prices. it will replace room store and join tenants like target, t.j. maxx and old navy. it turns throughout where you shop can send a message to companies that charge you more but it's also happening online. the more you look at an item online, whether a product or airline ticket, the more likely that price will go up. it's called dynamic pricing, pricing things different for different people at different times for the same product because of your computer activity being tracked by software that looks at where you've shopped and what you've bought. >> how is it that these companies know i've been looking at this item three days in a row and each day the price is going
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up and when i make my decision it's more expensive. >> that's because you leave a trail. you may think you're anonymous but you're really not. your computer i.d. is not private. >> so your best bet, beat these companies at their own game by using multiple computers and multiple accounts so your behavior won't be revealed. and in the coming years, fliers may have an easier time getting through security checkpoints because the t.s.a. has launched a program called managed inclusion and although you may not have to remove items, travelers must first get through a bomb sniffing dog and agent especially trained to did to det suspicious activity. and a time to look ahead at wall
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street with the bloomberg business report. >> as we approach the new year, looks like americans are adding finding a new job to new year's resolution. a survey finds that one in three workers will consider looking for new employment in less than a year. among the most important factors when accepting a job offer -- salary, location and opportunities for growth. 75% of americans plan to ring in 2013 in the comfort of their own homes. games are a popular staying-in past-time but bulls found there are gaming partners most people are likely to avoid, including bosses and in-laws. baby name website released predictions for name trends in the new year and results may surprise you.
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tech-inspired names top the list including tweet, android and kindle. old fashioned favorites like olive, florence and frank are making a comeback. uma thurman gave her new daughter five first names. that's a look at business at the new york stock exchange, with the bloomberg on the weekend report for wbal-tv 11 news. >> here's some names for you, flacco, reed, ngata. after the break, the newest way to show off purple pride today.
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and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >> now that the ravens are officially champs of the a.f.c. division, retailers are trying cash in on the success. lowell melser caught up with a screen printer in columbia who has a deal with the nfl players' association and they came up with a shirt to celebrate the ravens' title. >> now that the ravens have locked up the a.f.c. north and are heading to the playoffs, more and more ravens gear is popping up. at fans only in columbia, they're busy printing their latest shirt titled "on top of the north." >> we picked some fan favorites. >> fans only recently got the rights from the nfl players'
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association to use ravens' players names on the shirts. this one includes suggs, flacco, ngata and pitta. >> during playoff runs, the town thances the players more normal. >> as far as the design, phil says he came up with it and his artist, a huge ravens fan, did the rest. >> he lives in south carolina but he's from dundalk and whenever we do ravens merchandise or ravens players, he puts a little extra in it because he knows a lot of people in town and he's a ravens fanatic. >> what's the public opinion of the shirt? >> what do you think of it? >> it looks took me. i think they should be the champions, don't you think? >> i will be picking mine up and wearing it with my buddy in the truck. he a pittsburgh fan.
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i like to wear it around him all day. >> you can have this one. >> oh, man, thank you. >> show it to everybody. looks pretty good, huh? >> lowell playing santa claus, giving shirts away. time is 6:29, 36 degrees at the airport. new year's day, a birthday for one of america's most important documents. you have a chance to see the emancipation proclamation in person. >> details on the snow event coming up in the insta-weather
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11, live, local, late breaking. >> welcome back to 11 news sunday morning. first a check outside with ava. it's nice that the road crew had time to treat the roads. >> especially because the storm started so much later than what we were expecting. if it started earlier, we would
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have seen more snow so better to be safe than sorry. the roads were pretty good. good traveling this saturday, it's ok out there. we had heavier snow reports in carroll county, up to three inches. so there could be a couple of slick spots on the roads this morning because of what melted yesterday. 36 degrees at the airport, dew point at 25, winds west at nine miles per hour. temperatures 39 in pasadena, 35 in sykesville so areas closer to freezing, i would worry about black ice. clouds to start, clearing in the afternoon, highs in the upper 30's to low 40's and it will feel colder factoring in the winds. >> here's a look at top stories this morning. maryland may have caught a break from this weekend's winter storm but it packed a wallop when it
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headed north to new england. up to a foot of snow fell inland of boston. and washington lawmakers are looking to avoid the fiscal cliff deadline january 1. president obama chastised lawmakers in his weekly radio address, but said there was time for agreement. and former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care, said to be improving. mr. bush is in a regular hospital room and a family spokesperson says they thank everyone for prayers and good wishes. a rare opportunity in washington, d.c. this weekend. the public will get a chance to see the emancipation proclamation in person at the
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national archives. >> fate of human dignity in our hands! >> hollywood's version of abraham lincoln making the case for the 13th amendment but before slavery was outlawed, lincoln tried this. >> it ranks up with the declaration of independence as one of the great documents in u.s. history. >> the original emancipation proclamation preserved at the national archives, to some, among the most significant works on human freedom. this new year's weekend, its 150th anniversary, a rare chance to see two of the five pages. >> when you see it up front and see lincoln's signature and all of the other provisions of the document, it brings the document to life. >> facsimile pages will join page two and page five which bears the official seal of the united states and signature of abraham lincoln.
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>> it was important, it was a military measure. lincoln did not do this for humanitarian reasons. he did it because as a consequence of being commander-in-chief. howard university professor edna green medford says lincoln's main goal with the decree was to preserve the union and throw the south into chaos. >> the south's advantage was in enslaved labors so if you free them and tell them can you go and we will protect you, then you pretty much won the war. >> and committed the nation to the idea of equality for all, a fight that continues and the reason that thousands will likely visit the national archives on this 150th anniversary. the light will be dimmed for the three-day exhibition. over the years, the paper has been discolored and ink has faded. >> our strategy is to limit the amount of light exposure and that means to limit the length of time it's on display and also
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to keep the light level low. >> a strategy to preserve a record of our national new way of thinking, one that may not be displayed again for years. >> that was aaron gilchrist reporting. the emancipation proclamation will be on display in the rotunda of the national archives today, monday and tuesday and on new year's eve that exhibit will stay open past midnight. stay with us. much more ahead on 11 news today. we will have tips on new year's eve cocktails. and we'll look back at political highlights from the presidential election year. >> we're tracking lake-effect >> we're tracking lake-effect snow showers across the area. [ laughter ]
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>> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist marie. >> good morning. we're starting you off with a live view from skycam. the sky is target -- starting to brighten up. right now at the airport, winds gusting up to 20 miles per hour. strong winds coming in behind the snow system we saw yesterday. on the radar picture, things are quiet around maryland but lake-effect snow showers are creeping close by, downwind of lake erie right now, creeping into southern pennsylvania, as well. york county may see flurries within the next couple of hours and it's not out of the question for a few flurries to make their way into central maryland, light in nature. we don't need more accumulation after what we saw yesterday. here's what's happening with the storm as it tracks into new england, dropping heavy snow in
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parts of maine, but it's the strong winds on the back side of the storm causing lake-effect snow showers right now down from lake erie into ohio, pennsylvania, into west virginia, as well, and lake ontario causing heavy snow in upstate new york. these are trouble spots to worry about travel-wise throughout the day. how much snow did we see yesterday? it was the north and west counties of maryland and north and west side of the metro area so if you were in the south, you missed out on snow again. we had a trace at b.w.i. marshall, close to half an inch, and almost an inch fell in the northeast side of baltimore city, 2.5 inches in gaither, three inches in emetsburg and 3 piston 3 -- 3.3 in manchester. some of that snow melted in the afternoon. strong winds making it feel
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colder outdoors, 17 miles per hour at the airport, 21 in ocean city and 21 in cambridge with gusts stronger than that, with temperatures in the 30's and low 40's across the area. it feels colder with the wind chill. we're only expecting upper thoirts low 40's across maryland and mountains are colder with 24 from garrett county to mid 30's in hags -- hagerstown. the new year's holiday shows the storm moving out and high pressure moving in with an icy mix possibly building in on tuesday. models are keeping it mostly to the south. this is something we will have to watch as the position of that storm could change. new year's eve looks dry and mostly dry into the night, as well. it will be cold that morning, 30
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degrees. >> one of the things people will remember the most about 2012 is that it was an election year and in particular a presidential election year and it may be hard to recall now but debates involving that large field of republican contenders started more than a year ago in 2011. here are some of the highlights from the race. >> it was first face-off between the republican front-runners. the main target was barack obama. >> whoever the nominee is, we are all for defeating barack obama. >> he was trying to name three government agencies to cut. >> i can't, oops. >> this is a president who talks about lowering taxes as he raises them. >> 9-9-9. >> game on. >> tied at the top of the iowa caucus. >> the people of iowa spoke so i have decided to stand aside.
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>> thank you, new hampshire! >> mitt romney scored a decisive victory. today he thursday south carolina obama. on president >> the south carolina surprise, newt gingrich wins. >> we will suspend our campaign effective today. we are not done fighting. >> mitt romney is the winner in texas. >> mitt romney now has 30 more delegates than he needs to win the republican nomination. >> my running mate and the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan. >> mitt romney took his new running mate for a test drive in nascar country. way.lp is on the >> all i'm asking is that we go back, folks like me, the top 2%, go back to the rates we paid under bill clinton. >> i'm not going to shut up. it's my turn. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> you must vote and you must
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re-elect president barack obama! >> thank you! >> we draw strength from our victory and we learn from our mistakes! >> the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turnaround tonight. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan was inaccurate. >> it's math, it's arithmetic. >> fight for obama care inside of fighting for jobs. >> while president obama kept his eyes and energy low. >> they clashed from the beginning. >> i have a question and how much have you cut them. >> here's what mitt romney was secretly recorded saying last may about the 47% of americans who don't pay taxes. >> who believe they're entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, you to you name it. >> voter turnout seemed heavy. conceding his loss, mitt romney
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called for compromise. >> at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering. >> a burst of emotion at the obama victory party in chicago the moment the race was called. >> we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america! >> and coming up next on 11 news, we are mixing up new year's cocktails perfect for holiday celebrations. here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> welcome back. if you're looking for a great base to create a variety of significant cocktails for your new year's eve party, we have the perfect solution. molly from bare foot bubbly is here with solutions. >> nothing like a bottle of champagne and bare foot is fun, flavorful and inexpensive at $10 a bottle. bare foot has a wide variety of options with seven in the portfolio, ranging from the dry brut and the sweeter style pink moscato with candy, cherry and
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pomegranate. these are great on their own but also really fun if you want to kick it up a notch and have a significant cocktail for the party. >> the gold and silver is traditional champagne. >> brut is dryer than traditional dry. >> you're encouraging people to step away from traditional flavors, mix it up. you have a new flavor, too. what are you to go with this one? >> first cocktail is the very berry bullini. you take berry puree and pour it in the bottom of a champagne flute and take raspberry liqueur and top it off with bare foot bubbly extra dry. >> it gives it a fruity taste.
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that happens with every glass of champagne. this is your new flavor? >> yes, it's sweeter than the pink moscato. we're going to make a red sparklers, a twist on a cranberry vodka. take the mini shaker and pour 3/4 of an ounce of vanilla vodka and take cranberry juice and pour it in, as well, and then shake it up a little bit and pour it into our champagne flute. >> noise job. >> and we'll top it off with a little bit of champagne. we will do a little garnish with cranberries so it's pretty.
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it tastes really good, too. the cranberry juice, vanilla and the red mascato, as well. >> bare foot is from california. >> yes and we're available in local grocery stores for $10 a bottle. >> that's a good price point for a lot of folks. molly, thanks for joining us. stay with us, more news coming up. >> i'm pete gilbert. coming up in sports, we'll check in with the ravens and the bengals. what ray rice says about getting since i've lost weight i have so much more energy than i used to, when i'm out with my kids, my daughter's like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me?
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>> now, 11 sports with pete gilbert. >> good morning and for the final time of the regular season, happy game day. ravens and bengals, a game about which we have no idea what's going to happen. there's nothing to be gained from winning this one but you want to build momentum and the ravens would like to earn a sweep because in week one, they dominated the bengals, winning by 30 points at m&t bank
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stadium. but the big picture, both teams playing in the postseason. regardless of what happens today, ray rice says, this team is absolutely ready for another postseason run. >> we're talking about a ravens team who's battle tested. we've dealt with injury, we've even dealt with death with one of our teammates' family members. we've dealt with everything you can imagine in one year so this team right here is focused. >> we will find out later today exactly who the ravens will host next weekend in the wild card round of the postseason. most likely they'll play the colts. could be a rematch with the bengals. we'll have to wait and see. we'll break it down for you on "ravens wrap-up" following "sunday night football." the ravens and cowboys involved
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in the outcome. >> here's a look ahead to our next hour of 11 news sunday morning. another round of winter weather swept through the state but most of maryland dodged a bullet as the snowfall moved northeast. could we be in the path of more snow? and a storm of a different sort rages on in washington. will lawmakers come to agreement before falling off the fiscal cliff? and a man accused in a string of burglaries in howard county has been arrested. plus, more news, weather and sports when 11 news sunday morning continues.
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>> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial with dan joerres. >> as we come to the close of another year, we think of our loved ones who are sacrificing their lives for our liberty and pursuit of happiness. we take our regularly scheduled editorial time to share greetings from those in the military to families in maryland. they will also be available on wbaltv.com, click on editorials. from the wbal-tv 11 family to
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yours, happy holidays. >> hi, we're the catchings family in turkey and we want to tell you we love you and miss you. hi to our family, tim, nicole, nico. we love you and from our authorities to yours, merry christmas and happy new year! >> hi, i'm lieutenant sarah greco from baltimore, maryland, currently in south korea, a shout out to my friend and family in baltimore, maryland, especially my mom, dad and sister. i miss you, happy holidays. >> i'm lieutenant colonel bill hill in kabul, afghanistan. i wish my wife, jessica, daughter, sarah and son, owen, happy holidays.
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good morning, welcome to 11 news sunday morning. our top stories in a minute but first a check with ava. no snow today? >> but there could be icy spots out there from what fell yesterday and melted. it will be windy but first let's give you a live look outdoors. the sun is coming up, isn't it beautiful out there. shades of purple for the ravens game. we have to get up so early, but getting to see the sunrise makes it better.
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temperatures right now basically in the 30's across the metro area. 36 at b.w.i. marshall. winds west at 9 miles per hour. we've seen stronger gusts already. 36 degrees in pasadena, 33 in columbia and 32 in randallstown and the fact that we have temperatures in the freezing range, i'm worried about black ice north and west of the city. it's going to feel colder when you factor in winds. no major warm-up any time soon in the seven-day forecast. >> yesterday's snowstorm was the third seen in maryland in a week and while there was measurable snow in frederick, cecil and carroll counties, many would call this a good snowstorm, covering the ground enough for the kids to sled but melted by the end of the day. this morning's concern is freezing temperatures combined
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with damp conditions that could make for icy spots on roadways. transportation officials urge motorists to drive with caution. snowfall made for perfect sledding conditions in farmington, connecticut, this being the second winter storm to hit that region in a week. you can track storms anywhere you are with our iphone and android apps and see interactive radar in full screen and get the forecast every day at wbaltv.com, click on weather. to the firestorm in our nation's capital and the last-ditch effort to find a way to avoid the fiscal cliff. the deadline is looming on new year's day and there's no sign that lawmakers are closer to agreeing on a deal. here's brian mooar. >> as senate leaders were behind closed doors, president obama and republicans issued dueling messages on the web. >> we can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. the economy is growing.
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but keeping it that way means folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff next tuesday, each side blames the other. >> we can avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the president and democrat controlled senate step forward this week and work with republicans to solve this problem and solve it now. >> all over the country now, uncertainty is in the air. >> it's not a matter of am i going to pay my light bill or not but will it deplete my savings. >> even if the impact isn't real, the perceived impact could cause us to drop off in sales. >> getting a deal is up to the senate's top democrat and top republican. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house, in hopes we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> whatever we come up with will be imperfect. some people aren't going to like it.
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some people will like it less, but that's where we are. >> majority leader harry reid and minority leader mitch mcconnell say they're confident they come to a compromise but they have to sell it to john boehner and fellow republicans before the deadline. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> president obama will be david gregory's exclusive guest on "meet the press" later this morning. you can watch his interview at 10:00 a.m. former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care, said to be improving. mr. bush is in a regular hospital room at houston's methodist hospital. mr. bush is the oldest living former president. he's been in the hospital since november 23 to be treated for a bronchitis-related cough. a lawyer for one of the survivors of the newtown school massacre says the state of connecticut didn't do enough to
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keep kids safe and wants to sue for $100 million. irving pinsky says the state failed to provide a safe setting for his client, a 6-year-old girl, who was left with emotional scars. to howard county where police say they've cracked a string of burglaries that hit homes in columbia and ellicott city. nadia ramdass has that story. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear after coming face to face with a burglar at her howard county home. >> he knows who i am. he knows where i live. >> police arrested kenneth vollmerhausen and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and theft. the ellicott city man was
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arrested in connection with the robbery at this home in the 2600 block of melbourne road in ellicott city on december 21. it was a day this woman won't forget. >> i said i've been a nervous wreck ever since. >> she came home to find a truck in her driveway. she thought it was the telephone company and was confronted by vollmerhausen, who threw her jewelry at her and sped off. >> he cut sideways and you see what he did to the fence it totally destroyed the chain link. >> she said vollmerhausen took off with the family jewelry box. inside were family heirlooms, including her parents' wedding rings. >> he walked right by the electronics. he was after the jewelry. >> investigators link vollmerhausen to three more december burglaries in howard county where he's accused of stealing watches and jewelry. vollmerhausen pled guilty to first-degree burglary in carroll
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county earlier this month. his four-year sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation when he committed another crime. >> that judge will get a letter from me. i hold that judge as responsible for this as i do the criminal. he shouldn't have been out. >> vollmerhausen is held without bond at the howard county detention center. we are in ellicott city, nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> time right now is 7:07, 36 degrees at b.w.i. marshall. coming up, we'll look back at some of the stars who left us in 2012. and advanced technology in maryland, where women can get mammograms in 3-d. first, this is a live look outside with the beautiful morning sunrise.
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>> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist ava marie. >> starting you off with a live look from our skycam. beautiful sunrise happening right now, the sun will officially rise before 7:30 this
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morning. 36 degrees at b.w.i. marshall, winds west at 9 miles per hour. we'll see stronger wind gusts throughout the day coming in behind the snow system yesterday. strong winds causing lake-effect snow showers across central pennsylvania with heavy bands tracking through the mountains, likely accumulating on local roads. a few flurries could make their way down maryland, a couple of flurries possible, nothing major. if you see a couple of snowflakes, don't freak out. we won't see accumulation today. we did see a respectable amount yesterday, nothing big, but respectable. here's a look at the snow reports from yesterday across the state. at least .4 inches at the airport, impressive there. .2 at gibson island in southeast anne arundel county, .8 in northeast baltimore city. inch near gaither.
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3.3 in manchester, northern carroll county, and 3.3 in emetsburg. what you have to worry about this morning is a couple of slick spots on the roads from any of the snow that melted yesterday that could have refrozen to black ice. 21 mile-an-hour winds in annapolis, 19 in la plata. 19 mile-per-hour winds in ocean city, the strong winds coming in behind the storm system taking a toll on temperatures today. not only will temperatures feel colder but it will prevent us from warming up. 39 in college park, 34 in gargts park. the annapolis temperature of 54 looks suspect but it is milder as you get towards the water. the forecast across the state today only in the upper 30's to low 40's from central to
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southern maryland all the way to ocean city. the winds really prevent us from warming into the afternoon. 24 to 33, the temperature range in the mountains where there could be flurries. the same can be said for southern pennsylvania with 34 to start the day. the next potential winter storm is expected for new year's day. it's not a concern from baltimore north. i worry about st. mary's county towards ocean city where it could be an icy mix. 42 on new year's eve, dropping down to 30 degrees at night and a slight chance of an icy mix on new year's day. >> there were hollywood stars who leftinous -- left us in 2012 and those who shot for the stars to include the person who first stepped on the moon. >> it's one small step for man. >> neil armstrong's small step
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was mankind's giant leap but even up until his death in august, he deflected public praise because he thought himself as only one of thousands who disevend credit. >> i think there are a few people that are waiting to see how i do. >> sally ride became first american woman to orbit the earth in 1983 and after leaving nasa, dropped from public view until her death in july. >> you haven't answered the question, mr. president. >> from space to time, mike wallace spent 60 years mostly on "60 minutes" and most often afflicting the comfortable with his confrontational style of journalism. wallace died in april. another television star, dick clark, was the maker of teen idols on "american bandstand" and rang in the new year for america for nearly four decades. as familiar as the whistle that
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opens his tv show, andy griffith planned to be a preacher or opera singer but settled on acting which he did up until his death in july. when larry hagman was shot as j.r. ewing on "dallas," it was the most watched point in his career that gan -- began on "i dream of jeannie." and joe paterno was sullied by the child sex abuse scandal at penn state that broke just before his death in january. etta james died in january 50 years after her version of "at last" became a must at millions of weddings. whitney houston died in february.
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♪ i will always love you ♪ >> donna summer, in may. and some unique sounds fell silent, too, those are marvin hamlisch, dave brubeck, whose "take five" remains recognizable to grandchildren and grandparents, and doc watson, the man who brought bluegrass music millions despite a lifetime of blindness. >> the time has come to begin the healing. >> former senator george mcgovern who lost in a record landslide to richard nixon in the 1972 presidential election died, and hawaiian senator daniel inouye who served in the senate and the army in world war ii because as a japanese
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american he thought it his only way to prove his loyalty to america. >> and just in the last week, jack klugman and charles durning. you've heard of 3-d ultrasound, and now there's 3-d mammogr
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>> in this morning's medical alert, a new study finds fewer americans are being screened for cancer. researchers looked at screening rates for prostate, breast, colon and cervical cancers and found that the general public did not meet recommended
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screening requirements for cancers. they say there are confusions to the recommendations and fewer americans are insured, which could lead to a decrease in screening. you've heard of 3-d ultrasounds but what about 3-d mammograms? the veterans affairs maryland healthcare system is the first in the state to make this available. dr. elliott steagall is here to tell us about it. what are 3-d mammograms? >> it's a technology that's referred to technically as digital tomosynthesis and it means that rather than doing a single mammographic image in one plane and a second in another plane, we take multiple pictures rapidly and have the computer reconstruct the images so it's the same for mammography as for
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c.t. chest and abdomen and it gives us significant detail. we can create slices and each slice contains information we can see without the overlap so it increases our ability and confidence in detecting diseases. >> is this specifically good for someone with dense breasts? >> it is although it's also good for women with dense breasts and those that aren't. patients with dense breasts, it's more difficult to make an accurate diagnosis with mammography and with this technology we can look at each portion of the breast separately and it allows us to make a more confident diagnosis. >> so in cases where a woman might have a mammogram and something might be suspected, will this eliminate the need for repeat mammography? >> we use it for screening mammography and a quarter of our
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diagnostic studies, and what we're seeing already is a significant decrease in the call-back rate so mammographers, since they're more confident, they can see more detail, the number of cases they call a woman back for additional images has decreased. >> the process is the same, though, right? >> exactly. the process is the same. it takes a couple of more seconds for the image acquisition and if you didn't know you were getting it, you wouldn't realize it. >> you're the first in the state to offer this? >> we are and at the baltimore v.a., we've had a number of different firsts with digital technologies and i'm convinced that all mammography centers will move towards 3-d technology. >> if someone want this is, can they call up for an appointment? >> if they're a veteran, they can call and make an appointment but right now it's only available to veterans in
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maryland and the surrounding area. >> an exciting opportunity. >> it really is and it's great to be on the cutting edge and be able to provide wonderful high-quality services to the veterans. >> thanks so much for joining us. please don't go away. if you're getting ready for your new year's eve party, we have tips for pairing the right wine with your holiday meal. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today.
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>> welcome back. molly fox from the bare foot wine and bubbly joins us and this time we're pairing wine with food. people are having holiday parties and want to 7 their -- serve their guests. >> we have over 14 different types of wipe in our portfolio. they're all fun, flavorful and around $7, very affordable. >> that makes it easy to buy multiple types for a variety. >> you have something for the appetizer, main course and also for dessert. if you have merlot left over from the night before, make bare foot dark chocolate merlot brownies. >> you have made the perfect brownie. >> i'm not a whiz in the kitchen
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so if i can make them, anybody can. i have the ingredients -- dark chocolate and butter and mix that in a saucepan and add the merlot, eggs, sugar, flour and cocoa powder and mix that up in the sauceman so it's only one pot. you take a foil lined pan and pour the batter in the pan. stick it in the oven, 350 degrees for 25 minutes. the wine will cook out a little bit, there won't be a little bit of alcohol flavor in it. milk chocolate, butter and a little more merlot and mix that in a saucepan to make the glaze on top. >> just a hint of that red wine and i hate wasting wine. >> these pair really well with a glass of merlot so you can open another bottle.
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>> which types of flavors are you thinking for the holiday? >> these are great pairings. pair pinot noir with garlic pork roast. shiraz with chile, chardonnay with macaroni and cheese. and then for dessert, chocolate mousse with cabernet savignon and the fruit plate with the moscato. >> on the label it says what they go well with so that's helpful. >> exactly, look at the back of the label. something else to remember, white wine is good white meats and darker wines are better with darker meats but at the end of the day, pair it with what you
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like. >> what do we have here? >> this is extra dry, cheers. >> happy new year, everyone!
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11, live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news sunday morning. >> welcome back to 11 news sunday morning. thanks so much for joining us. to our top stories in a minute but first a check outside with ava. >> i saw a few wet spots on the road this morning. it's the places at or below freezing that have to worry about black ice. 36 degrees at b.w.i. marshall. winds west at nine miles per hour. winds will be strong today and obviously will make temperatures feel colder. 36 in pasadena, 34 in catonsville and randallstown, 32 degrees. north and west of the city where i would worry about ice on the roads because of the melted snow. upper 30's to low 40's for the highs today. winds gusting up to 35 miles per
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hour today. details coming up in the forecast including the new year's eve forecast. >> here's a look at top stories for you this morning. some of maryland may have caught a break from this weekend's winter storm but it packed a wallop heading north to new england. massachusetts was clobbered. the storm dumped four to eight inches around boston and up to a foot in areas further inland. washington lawmakers are groping for a last-minute compromise to avoid the looming fiscal cliff on january 1. president obama chastised lawmakers in his weekly radio and internet address for waiting until the last minute but said there was time for agreement. senate leaders could present legislation for a vote later today or on monday. former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care, now in a regular hospital room at houston's methodist hospital. a family spokesperson says they want to thank everyone for
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prayers and good wishes. mr. bush is the oldest living former president and has been in the hospital since november 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. still ahead, animal rescue joining us with a pet looking for a good home and social media sites have prompted some to make a new kind of new year's resolution. tips to clean up your online reputation from 2012, coming up. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature.
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>> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with ava marie. >> good morning. we're starting you off with a live look outdoors. the sun coming up. it rose 10 minutes ago.
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currently 40 degrees downtown, 39 at b.w.i. marshall. winds west at nine miles per hour. strong winds moving over the great lakes region, kicking up lake-effect snow showers traveling through central pennsylvania right now, moving towards the southern part, maybe even york county could see a flurry today, even into central maryland. if you see snowflakes, all of this is falling apart before it moves in further to the south but it shows how strong the producing the lake-effect showers. the snow reports from yesterday, we had quite a bit to the north and west. 3.3 inches in northern carroll county, even westminster reporting 2.9. gaither in northern howard county got an inch of snow. southern parts of the state missed out but it was basically
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along the 95 corridor and northwest that saw the accumulation but it melted into the afternoon. the winds are picking up today behind the storm and that will take a toll on temperatures. out of the west, 21 miles per hour in annapolis, 18 at b.w.i., 18 in edgewood and these are sustained winds. gusts are higher than. that winds are really going to take a toll on temperatures because it feels colder, and it prevents temperatures from warming up with the cold air pushed in. 40 degrees currently downtown, 37 in easton, ocean city at 36. temperatures will be hovering around this point even into the afternoon so highs near 39 for central maryland and 20's and 30's for the mountains. clouds across the state this and clearing in the afternoon. one storm leaving, another one for new year's day and high pressure on new year's eve and this storm system coming to the
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south new year's day could bring an icy mix that could come further south. not looking for accumulation at this point because it is a weak storm, just a little thrown into the mid atlantic but something to watch out for if people are traveling on new year's day. until then, dry, 42 for the high for new year's eve. new year's night, expecting 30 degrees. and then the icy mix possible. on tuesday, rest of the week looks mostly dry. >> when thinking of your new year's resolutions, you may want to consider cleaning up your online reputation. cliff stein is c.e.o. of reputationchanger.com. out of necessity came your business. how this was born? >> reputation changer was born four years ago and me and my partners were all in the online space for many years, mostly involved in direct response
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marketing and consulting and we were doing very well and found ourselves in a position of being attacked by our competitors online and that was a horrible feeling, you know, to read those kind of things about yourself, all these untrue things so out of necessity we mastered online reputation management and did it so effectively with such a positive impact on our business that our colleagues asked us to for them thatings we had done for ourselves. at the time we were so busy running our own business, we said, no, we can't, but we had so many inquiries that we eventually did take on a few campaigns and repeated the steps for our colleagues and reputation changer was born and here we are four years later ranked number one in the world for online reputation management. >> how do people learn their online rep? >> the first thing to do is be aware of what's out there and you can go into google, yahoo
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and bing and find out what's showing up on the search engine. >> google yourself? >> exactly. >> if you find something bad about you out there, how do you get rid of it? >> that's when you contact reputation changer. that's where we come into play. we fortify our clients' names online. what i mean by that is basically give our clients the level of brand enhancement they're looking for online and push the negative stuff they don't want people to see way back in the search engine results. >> we've heard it's hard to get rid of anything once it's out there. how do you bury anything? >> it's a special trick. we're essentially outranking these listings. the search engines have certain algorithms that change over 650 times a year to determine what's
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relevant about that particular person or business and what's going to show up on the first page when this business or person is searched so what we to is find out from our clients, hey, what is it that you want people to see and read about you when they look you up online and we disseminate that information on to the web, effectively outranking negative listings, giving our clients full control of their online reputation management because in my estimation, jennifer, that's what online reputation management's all about, it's about giving control back to our clients. >> we did have tips we wanted to give people. lock in social media sites with your name in them. how? >> when you create accounts on these sites, pick social media sites that are going to behoove you as a business or individual. certain sites are more effective
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for certain businesses. >> and create daily activity to these sites. >> that's right. you want to create daily activity and high user engagement to increase online visibility. >> very interesting. thank you so much for joining us this morning. and please stay with us. animal rescue joins us next with a pet looking for a good home. here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> welcome back.
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joining us from the animal rescue is a pet looking for a good home. this is dakota? >> yes, this is dakota, a miniature poodle. she's 4 years old and she's very sweet. she wants to be a young and only and would not put her with young children. this is her favorite position, sitting on your lap. very, very loveable dog but sometimes she's selective about whom she likes. >> she seems nervous right now. >> she's high strung and nervous in a strange situation. she was not thrilled with the car ride but she's a great little girl. she came from a situation where she was the one and only dog with an elderly person and that person had to go into a nurseing home so we're trying to find a great home for her. >> she might be better with an adult because that's what she's used to. >> she wants to be in your lap
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24/7. >> someone who can give her lots of attention. you were saying -- i didn't realize this -- you only rescue dogs in a crisis situation. >> we're not an open-door shelter. we rescue stray and abandoned animals and the animals that come to the shelter have to get along with other animals because they all live together in a large area. >> she was the exception? >> because of the situation, it wasn't someone being irresponsible. >> dakota is looking for a home and wants to be loved, treated like a princess. anything else coming up? >> we have pet expo coming up in january, a great event, and also with the cold weather, watch your pets, maybe sure they're not outside too long and have plenty of fresh water. >> thank you for being here and hopefully dakota find a home
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soon. >> if you'd like to help animal rescue, call them at 410-661-7626. so there is still much more news coming up on 11 news today. the time is 7:47 and we are up next in the kitchen for sunday brunch. >> coming up, we'll check on the ravens and
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>> now, 11 sports with pete gilbert. >> good morning and for the final time of the regular season, happy game day. ravens and bengals, a game about which we have no idea what's going to happen. i don't know how much the ravens are going to rest their players, same for the bengals. there's nothing to be gained from winning this one but you want to build momentum and the ravens would like to earn a sweep because in week one, they dominated the bengals, winning by 30 points at m&t bank stadium. the bengals say they don't like the ravens, and it's a matter of
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redemption. but the big picture, both teams playing in the postseason. regardless of what happens today, ray rice says, this team is absolutely ready for another postseason run. >> we're talking about a ravens team who's battle tested. there's not nothing you with throw at us that we've not dealt with. we've dealt with injury, we've even dealt with death with one of our teammates' family members. we've dealt with everything you can imagine in one year so this team right here is focused. >> we will find out later today exactly who the ravens will host next weekend in the wild card round of the postseason. most likely they'll play the colts. could be a rematch with the bengals. we'll have to wait and see. we'll break it down for you on "ravens wrap-up" following "sunday night football." "sunday night football," you have the redskins and the cowboys. winner wins the n.f.c. east, loser probably done for the
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season. we'll see you then. >> it's time for our last holiday sunday brunch and joining us is jason from the inner harbor. you're making lamb chops for us. >> great for new year's eve holiday party. we have lamb lollipops, good finger food. the way i did the lamb today, a light marinade, olive oil and garlic and rosemary for six hours. you want to to be clean down to the eye and a hot saute pan, sear it as fast as you can with a brown texture. then throw it into the oven. we're serving it with a chimichurey sauce made with a lot of fresh ingredients.
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recommend to make it an hour or two in advance so the flavors have a chance to mingle but it's simple, using red bell pepper, diced jalapeño, scallion and we have parsley and some fresh cilantro. >> that looks nice. you have to prepare for this meal if you want the lamb to marinate. >> yes and the hardest part is the knife work and chopping. season it with salt and pepper, add olive oil. all of these ingredients are fresh from the produce section. >> where are you located? >> in the light street pavilion in front of the constellation. we're open seven days a week. we'll be open on new year's eve
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with a chocolate fountain from 10:00 for our guests. the pavilion closes at 10:00 p.m. but we will be open until midnight until the fireworks start. >> you want a plate or napkin for your guests because you don't want ingredients falling off of that one. >> correct. just have plates. it's also great serve on a platter and put the sauce on just before you serve it. >> it looks wonderful. our recipe is on the website, go to wbaltv.com, click on food or send us a self-addressed stamped envelope to sunday brunch, wbal-tv, 3800 hooper avenue, baltimore maryland 21211. and quickly coming up at 9:00, you're making? >> eggs benedict. >> "today show" is next. erica hill will tell us what's
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coming up. >> you're making me hungry. coming up on a sunday morning on "today", david gregory previews an exclusive interview with president obama this morning as washington lawmakers try to avoid the fiscal cliff and dramatic images of a plane as it flies off the runway and breaks apart. and you'll hear from a surfer lucky to be alive after being attacked multiple times pie a -- by a shark and from honey boo boo to little league to gangnam style, a look back at the year in pop culture ahead on "today." >> our forecast today? >> we are keeping an eye on stronger winds coming in out of the northwest. temperatures hovering into 40 degrees in the afternoon. possibly an icy mix new year's eve. >> jason, thanks so much for
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joining us. that's all the time we have for now. nbc's "today show" is next. we'll have an update at 8:25. >> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial with dan joerres. >> as we come to the close of another year, we think of our loved ones who are sacrificing their lives for our liberty and pursuit of happiness. we take our regularly scheduled
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editorial time to share greetings from those in the military to families in maryland. they will also be available on wbaltv.com, click on editorials. from the wbal-tv 11 family to yours, happy holidays. >> hi, from cra, wish a happy holidays to my daughter, olivia. daddy will be there real soon. >> with task force dragon, stationed here in afghanistan. i want to give a shout out to friends and family, wishing them a happy holidays, also to my wife and kids. love you, miss you. >> i'm specialist jeffrey schmidt. i'd like to wish my mom, lilly boyd and step-dad, and step-brothers in annapolis,
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maryland, happy holidays. i love you, i miss you. see you soon. hqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqhqq
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