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there, because they don't know if anybody else in there has it. a day after a child dies from h1n1, another student in the city is confirmed with swine flu. the school a affected by the virus. i still can't understand why they're closing it. >> sadness for seniors, how budget cuts are changing their lives. put down the phone. the new driving laws that go into effect today. good morning. it's thursday, october first. i'm patrice harris and welcome to october. we're definitely moving into the fall. meteorologist steve fertig is here with some fall like temperatures to tell us about. if you're in baltimore he city area with surrounding areas still pretty good, because at least you're not in oakland, in the western part of maryland where it's in the 30s. >> that's not fall, that's
winter. get the season. >> we're in the forty, which is cooler than yesterday in the 60s. you will feel chillier this morning. look at the bus stop, 40-degree starting temperature, with mainly clear skies. if there's more clouds. the radar is indicating dry conditions around here and building even more as the dry temperatures move in. as you look further points west, 46 up in harrisburg, in pittsburgh 39, and it's the case for the western part of maryland. look for temperatures to climb to 61 degrees by the noon hour. 62 is the temperature that we expect -- to get at 6:00 p.m. after getting to the high of only 68 or 69 degrees again for midday. let's see what is happening on the roadways right now with candace dold. she has the traffic edge, candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. and good morning. if yo you're heading out in
baltimore city, you need to know about a new incident, it's a broken watermain that klut compy shuts down a street. the main lines there's no problems to talk about. southbound jfx from 695 to the downtown region, right now we're only looking at a 15-minute trip. 695 in the city at the fort mchenry tunnel, it starts to pick up a bit on the 95 stretch. right now we're looking at an 11 minute clip, so far it's only going to build from here. that's a look at the morning commute. patrice, back to you. candace, thank you. 6:03 on fox 45 morning news. a day after a young girl dies from swine flu, there's another confirmed case in baltimore city. according to the website of baltimore city college high school, one of their students has the virus. megan gilliland has the latest. >> reporter: at montbello
elementary and middle school. >> i give my condolenceses and prayers for destiny's family. >> reporter: parents from students here are scared. >> my oldest child is terrified. i had to talk to her this morning and let her know everything is oka. >> reporter:okay. >> reporter: a 14-year-old is the latest in fat tillty. nine people in maryland have died from the h1n1 virus, two of them children and health officials don't think that this latest victim had any prior medical problems. >>there's no other symptom, but that is pending any other investigation. >> reporter: parents at montbello aren't sure if they should send their kids to school or keep them at school. >> at this point i don't he knw if i should take them home. >> reporter: but javon
thompson isn't taking any chances. i can't keep my children in there because they don'tno if somebody else there has it. >> reporter: he plans to keep his children at home until a health vaccine is available. >> today the government is going to allow states to begin ordering the h1n1 vaccine. >> reporter: it's unclear when it will be available. >> defendant me parker is the second child in maryland to die from the h1n1 virus. dr. an drez alonzo issued a statement expressing sympathy. he goes ahead to say that the schools will take appropriate he precautions, cleaning, disinfecting and enforcing good hygiene in an effort to prevent any other deaths. how bad is swine flu compared to seasonal flu? we tried to put the numbers in perspective. every year about 36,000 people died in the u.s. from the seasonal flu. this year the cdc predicts 30 to 90,000 people could die from swine flu and children are among
the most at risk. in a typical flu season about 60 children die from seasonal flu. already this year since april, there have been at least 50 child deaths from swine flu. about 2/3 of those children, though, had other medical conditions. health officials are urging people to get the h1n1 vaccine when it becomes available, but a consumer report poll shows that many parents are on the fence about the vaccine. only 35% say they will definitely have their child get the shot. 14% say they won't get their kids vaccinateds and half said they will hold off on making that decision. for more information, you can call the state swine flu hot line, that number 1877md flu for u. and stay tuned to fox 45 morning news for continuing coverage of this story. we will talk with secretary john
calmers from the department of health for your take action thursday. he will be answering your questions. that is coming up in the 7:00 hour. fire rips through a home in northeast baltimore sending 3 people to the hospital. flames broke you th out in the 0 block, and they took three people to the bay hopkins and another was transported to good samaritan, another one suffered minor burns. there's no word on what caused the flames. lawyers for the mayor were in court yesterday, she is facing theft and perjury charges. the lawyers opted to try the two indictments against her separate, however they're still fighting to have the charges against her dropped, based on legislative immunity. >> it does not encampus everything that a public official does. >> we argued that the prosecutor here has played with fire for a second time and has improper
introduced evidence of legislative acts. as of right now, mayor dixon will go on trial for allegedly stealing gift cards from the needy, that happens in six weeks. a host of new laws take effect today including two focusing on driver's safety. it's no longer legal to text while driving, and if you're speeding in some school zones, an officer no longer needs to be the one to catch you. joel d smith is live in northeast baltimore with the details. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. i'm actually going to send you a text right now, which is legal, and had a is fine. but if i was in a car sending you this to you, it could be a fine. that is because of this new law in effect today. it could be up to $500. the key is, police have to see you do it, which is unlike the other law we are talking about today, which is the speeding cameras. this is an intersection out in front of glen mont school. they are being retrofitted with a lot of cameras that already
exit. 51 of them the red light cameras. the cameras are near schools for safety sake, and based on crash data and areas known for speeding. that is why people say it's more than about safety and money, making money for the city. the texting ban it is being criticized because of the problem with enforcement. it's okay to play games, and post on the internet and even read text. it's illegal to send them. we asked how the law will be enforced. >> the officer if he has the suspicion, he can pull you over. if you're a driver, you probably shouldn't text or read a text during driving, because a driver based on what you are doing, looking up and looking down at the road, he can pull you over. >> reporter: as for the cameras they must be placed within a half mile from the school zone. that is the official focus to get the people slow down around the kids. some say it's just to make mon hey anmoneyand millions of reves
possible. we have a speeding sensor and we have been checking the speeds throughout the morning. folks seem to be slow enough. we will keep an eye on that throughout the day. texting while driving is a no, no. if they can catch you and watch out for the speeding cameras, you could get something in the mail, although it will be a warning for the first 30 days. we're live at northeast baltimore, i'm joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. stay tuned to fox 45 morning news for continuing coverage of this story. former commissioner ed norris will talk about enforcing the new texting law. that is coming up in fox undercover later this hour. plenty of new laws will take effect today, there's harsher penalties for duis and for people found giving alcohol to minors. judges will have more discretion when it comes to taking guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, and maryland also becomes the first state to include the homeless in hate
crime statutes as of today. still ahead, under employed and uninsured. >> every time you're on the road and dealing with the brakes if you don't have health insurance, you think that could have been it? >> how one local county is making healthcare affordable. the first day of october, time to start measuring snow. . at kaiser permanente, we believe that if knowledge is power, shared knowledge is even more powerful.
both great places to visit, jess. >> reporter: great places, the inner harbor very educational. you need to come out and check out fridays after 5:00. and it kicks off tomorrow. >> good morning, how are you. >> reporter: i'm great. tell me about what is starting tomorrow. >> fridays after 5, and we have been holding off, and we incorporated a series. first one is tomorrow, and it's latino night. we have the wonderful amazon rain forest and that has plenty of latin american animals. people can come down and check out a variety of latin culture, dancing, and different poetry and different stuff like that and check out the exicts. wexhibits. we will have special exhibits. >> reporter: we have jack and you're holding a big toad this morning. >> it's called the king toad.
and a latin name is zapo grande. it's found in many villages in mexico and central and south america. a lot of these animals are a part of the cultural heritage. the songs of a amphibians. and there's a song that puts people to sleep. we hope that countries from will feel at home. i also want to he show another frog. this is a frog that is the natural frog of pa panama. this is the pan mañana golden frog. this is an endangered species. it's only found in the panama in the high mountains. it's having problem with the fungal problem and there's a lot of conservation efforts going on. this is part of -- the indians made jewelry of these rain
forest frogs. >> reporter: that guy looks like he is going to jump on jen and i. we're eye bawling that toad this morning. can you come and he check out ththe exhibits at at questionerm center. a hooch o high of 73 degrees ann come indoors to check out the exciting things and educational things that will be going on. for the full forecast, let's head to steve at the sky watch center. >> reporter: thank you, jessica, we're eyeing the sky watch radar and it's rather dry. as we move through the day we will talk about high pressure building in still with the northwest flow keeping us cool. the showers to the northwest, those are coming here overnight friday into your saturday. meanwhile hd radar indicating showers up in new york state. that is the only spot that we're seeing it right now.
high pressure will be and the northwest flow and plenty of sunshine. that is going to bring us pretty sky cover with high pressure, but with the northwest flow will keep us cool. we will talk gront comin talk at coming our way for this weekend. we get into the latter part of our showers and the saturday more so for us on the weekend, though at least the beginning of the weekend. temperature wise, temperatures in the 50s and mid-40s throughout the area, even 36 back in oakland, but 54 in baltimore. we will climb to 66 degrees for the high in the eastern shore. it will be a couple of degrees warmer than that. 68 degrees for the high in the central part of the state, plenty of sunshine, back to the west, 68 degrees with plenty of sunshine and a west northwest wind at 5-10 miles an hour. tonight 49 degrees for the overnight low under mainly clear skies and tomorrow warmer than today. 73 degrees but more clouds as you can see. showers friday into saturday.
71, and 72 for dry day sunday through tuesday. wednesday thowrs retur some shon later in the day. iradar is available on foxbaltimore.com. you can check out what is happening in your area by going to that site and looking at iradar. now let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace dold who has the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve and good morning, we're checking out many of main lines and so far so good. on 95 at the northeast koarner t 65 miles per hour and 59 at 83 moving through baltimore county and the same number on the west side of the beltway. back up to 64 there traveling on 95 through howard county. so all in all not a bad ride as of yet. we do have one incident to talk about, though, broken watermain in baltimore city and that completely shuts down 29 street. that is right near huntington avenue, you can use 1 and park drive, that is going to be a better bet for the alternate route. heading into the downtown region, nothing to get in your
way on the southbound lanes and that i same deal in the northbod direction, heading to 695. on outer loop taking the lanes, nothing to disturb your ride. to 795. the west end. , we haven't seen any problems, but we are starting to see a lot of cars filing there, toward 70 and a carbon copy of that traveling through catonsville all the way down toward 95. on 95 moving through howard county route 32, you can see the volume picking up. so far the cars are traveling at getting dirty
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the country and may be a model for of the rest of the nation. sherri lee has the details. >> reporter: matthew english works at a small bakery delivering bread in one of the richest country in the nation, but he earns only $17,000 a year. >> there's not much money in the bread business. >> reporter: he couldn't afford health insurance. >> every time you hit on the brakes, you think that could have been it. >> reporter: this year he enrolled on the experimental program created by howard county maryland. the plan provides emergency and inpatient care through howard county medical hospital and access to a network of specialists. >> we reduced the need for healthcare. >> reporter: many who initially applied qualified for state or federal programs but didn't know. the county ended up with about 400 members. they pay 50 to $85 a month.
even at that price some still have trouble paying. these same people could not afford health insurance even with the subsidies in national healthcare reform. >> those subsidies are grossly inadequate. there's no way with the current subsidies that we will get near universal health coverage. >> reporter: every person must agree to personal health coaching preventing need for more costly healthcare later. >> i've lost 25 pounds so far and i do feel healthier. >> reporter: it's not health insurance, and it does not provide care outside of the area. say if you're traveling and get sick, health officials say the program could easily become a healthcare cooperative or part of the public insurance option being proposed in congress. in washington sherri lee, fox news. still ahead, say goodbye to saturn, when gm will start phasing out the brand. i just can't keep my kids there because they don't know if
the dow and s&p 500 dropped a 3rd of a percent. the nasdaq remained flat. ahead of friday's big september job, federal processing firm, adp says that it fell more than expected. losing 24,000 jobs. that's the smallest total july of 2008. the pace of job losses is continuing to slow. shares of cit plummeted in a "wall street journal" report, saying that the company will hand overcontrol to its bonds folders or file for bankruptcy protection. they have gone through a string of last ditch efforts to keep from collapsing, receiving tarp bond and getting an injection from bond shareholders. gm is planning to close the saturn line. they terminated plans on wednesday. gm said it would wind down the saturn brand and dealership
network as of result. saturn owners will be able to service their vehicles at other gm dealerships. i'm stan case. coming up sadness for seniors. >> i truly can't understand where they're closing it. >> how budget cuts are changing their lives. and another case of swine flu inside of a baltimore city school. i'm megan gilliland, find out where and what is being done to protect your child. drivers beware. two new laws in maryland that
6:29 now on fox 5 morning news. you're taking a live look at the campus of the baltimore city college high school where another confirmed case of swine flu has been reported. we're going to hear much more about that story in just a few minutes. good morning, i'm patrice harris. we need to check in now with meteorologist steve fertig and get a look at our october first forecast. >> isn't that something? october. it's hard to believe it's here. >> already. >> we say that every year, we say that probably of every month; but it is, the time goes by so fast. october first starts with clearing skies and cooler temperatures as you might expect. all right. so let's see what is responsible for that. well, it's the high pressure building over the area as the low pressure center up in quebec moves further north and east and out of the u.s. mainland vicinity, but it's going to
bring us more northwest flow keeping us cool. see the front at the central plains. that is going to come our way for friday night into saturday. that could bring us the next chance of rain. today dry, we start off chilly in spots, 54 in baltimore, not bad, and 54 in d.c. and out toward oka oakland, chek out 62 degrees. the northwest wind, at 5-10 miles per hour. the weather headlines go like this, lots of sunshine today. you can enjoy even though it will be a little bit cool. rain to start the weekend, meaning late friday into saturday. a dry finish for the weekend on sunday and into the beginning of the next workweek on monday. we want to see what it's like as you head out for wherever you're headed. here is candace dold with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thanks, steve. we don't have many surprises to talk about. it's 6:30 headed to the morning rush and it's reflected on the roadways. heading on 95 from mountain road
down toward 695, it's the congested pace. right now we're looking at an 11 minute clip. pretty much the same traffic pattern traveling down to the fort mchenry tunnel. right now that will take 7 minutes. nothing to complain about from 695 to the downtown region, so far looking at a 15-minute ride. be aware that you have a broken watermain. it's on 29th street. in fact, it completely shuts down 29th. it's going to be at huntington avenue. winona park is going to be an alternate be for bet for the ale route. according to the website of baltimore city college high school one of their students has the h1n1 virus. this comes just one day after a young girl at another city school died from the virus. megan gilliland joins us now live with more, good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice, school officials at baltimore city college which is
han honor's high school have made it public that a student who goes to school here does have swine flu. the school will still be open here today. many parents are worried about this recent case and they are concerned about the recent death of a student who went to school just down the street from here. on tuesday night, destiny parker died in hospital. she was a student at montbello elementary and middle school here in northeast baltimore. parker is the second child in maryland to die from the h1n1 virus. health officials do not believe that she had any prior medical problems. her death is the 5th here in maryland. others are sick with the virus, news that has parents on the edge. >> my oldest daughter is terrified. i had to talk to her this morning and let her know that everything is going to be okay. >> this is a disease that is spreading in our community. >> reporter: some parents have decided to keep their kids at home until a swine flu vaccine is ready. we are told that the federal
government is now allowing the state to begin ordering the h1n1 vaccine, but at this point it's unclear exactly when it will be available for you. in the meantime, baltimore he city ceo andres alonzo has issued a statement for the recent death and the cases that are popping up. he goes to say that the schools around the city are taking precautions in teaching about washing your hands and that kind of thing and making sure that the schools are clean and disinfected to try to prevent another death and another sickness from happening again. i'm megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. maryland isn't the only state dealing with the swine flu, 26 states, the ones in red also have widespread flu outbreaks. 60% of the tested cases in those states turned out to be swine flu. most of the cases are in the southern half. country. a family in fort worth texas is questioning some of the advice concerning medications. 14-year-old cloe lindsay died on
sunday after being diagnosed with h1n1 just five days after she started feeling sick. her mother took tore had to the -- took her to the doctor and was sent home without the medication tami flu. she was told that the doctors advised not to give tami flu to children who were otherwise healthy. >> i was afraid they would put her to sleep and she would never wake-up, and she didn't. >> cloe middle school is sanitizing all of the classrooms and lockers. just how bad is swine flu compared to seasonal flu we put the numbers prosecute perspective. -- in perspective. >> every year 30,000 people died in the u.s. from the seasonal flu. this year, the cdc predicts 30 to 90,000 people could die from swine flu and children are among the most at risk. in a typical flu season about 60 children die from seasonal flu. already this year, since april,
there have been at least 50 child deaths from swine flu. about 2/3 of those children had other medical problems. health officials are urging people to get the hn1 vaccine when it becomes available, but a consumer report poll shows that many parents are on the fence about the vaccine. 35% say they will definitely have their child get the shot. 40% say they won't get their kids vaccinated and half of the parents say they're going to hold off on making that decision. if you need more information about swine flu, you can call the state swine flu hot line, that phone number is 1877-md-flu for u. >> stay tuned to fox 45 morning news for continuing coverage of the story, we throbbing wit wilo secretary john calmers, he will also answer your questions coming up in the top of the ho
hour. police spokesman anthony gluliami confirms that major roger bucheron is on leave without pay. he doesn't know why he was stripped of his duties, but the decision was handed down by police commissioner bealefeld. he has been the director of the department and has been in charge since december of 2007. deputy major harris has been named interim commander of the area. budget cuts are forcing the closure of a popular senior center. residents found that the harper senior center that serves 400 visitors will close on october 31st. the center has been around for decades and it's more than a gathering place. for many it's like home. it provides flu shots, and
provides lunches for $1 a day. but the city says the money is not in the budget to keep it open. >> it's not just about us. it's everybody in this area and there's nowhere else for them to go. >> it's going to be sad. i don't want to breakup. >> seniors plan to write letters to city and state leaders to keep the center from closing. what a difference one day makes. yesterday drivers could drive and send text, and even get away with speeding without getting caught, but today is october 1st and two new laws are in effect that could change that. joel d smith is live in northeast baltimore with more this morning. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. i feel like i'm being watched and specifically it's not me, it's drivers and there's those out here out at glen mont, elementary school. that's point. they want things to be safer through here. they're already being placed at
the spot where red cameras exist. they're retrofitting that right there, to get speeders and red light runners at this intersection. by law the cameras must be placed within a half a mile of the school zone. that is the official focus, getting people to slow down around where school children potentially are more prevalent. the sites are being selected based on crash data known for speeding. that is why people are being critical, it's not just about safety but making money for the city and getting the biggest bang for the buck. >> we can't be everywhere and these cameras are from a supplier and they can stand silent watch and be vigilant and hopefully they don't issue a single ticket. >> reporter: the other big change for maryland drivers is texting. no longer legal to send a text while driving. drivers are more likely to be in a crash if they're texting. it will be up to a 500 fine if
you're caught as w it's going to be difficult to catch folks. you can still receive text and even play games on your home. maryland is one of the a growing number of states banning texting while driving. that could be up to a $500 fine. if you're caught by the speeding cameras, for the first 30 days it's a warning. after that a $40 fine. everybody, you have been warned. we're live at northeast baltimore. i'm joel d smith, fox 45 morning new. stay tuned for fox 45 morning news, for continuing coverage. ed norris talks how to enforce the new texting law. that is coming up in fox undercover coming up later this hour. there are harsher penalties for duis and for people who are found giving alcohol to minors. judges will have more discretion when it comes to taking the guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. and the maryland is the first state to include the homeless in
statutes as of today. tension right side mounting in afganistan. the decision that they want president obama to make now. we're monitoring your average speeds on the roadways. we have 59 miles per hour on 95 at the northeast corner. 55 at the jfx, but look at this, down to 30 miles per how on the left side of the
what a pretty shot. you're looking at a pretty see sunrise, how about that. postcard in motion. sky hd radar showing us a dry start as to the day and allowing us to see a pretty picture like that. that will continue to be the case. today plenty of sunshine is on tap throughout the day and into evening. take a look at hd composite image, you won't find a lot of it. there's showers in the central plains that is moving in our direction. it won't get here more so on saturday as the front pushes through what will be warmer air then. we will have rumbles of thunder until we get into saturday. until then, t going to be a dry start. here is what we got as far as the current temperatures downtown. 54 degrees with partly cloudy skies and not much in the way of
winds. 30.05 and rising as the high pressure builds in. the dew point is around 39 so it has allowed the temperatures to drop quite a bit. sometime areas to the western part of maryland, how about 36 degrees for the starting temperature in oakland. better as you come toward baltimore at 54. and 51 in hagerstown and then 51, come on hagerstown, they want to sleep. i don't blame you. degrees at salisbury is a cool start, certainly cooler than it has been for a while. you see the low pressure center. that is coming in our direction. before that the high pressure brings us the nice day today. we do warm up a few degrees tomorrow and a little bit more as we get into the weekend. the frontal boundary getting into the western counties by 9 or 10:00 at night of moving through overnight for the rest of us. showers possible in overnight into the saturday before the front pushes through completely by sunday. sunday it looks like a drier
day. it should be prettier around here. a bit cooler, 66 degrees for the high in the eastern shore, with plenty of sunshine and northwest wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. for the central part of the state, we should climb to 66 degrees for the high with plain sunny skies with a northwest wind at 5-10 miles per hour. further points west, we should climb to sky degrees with plenty of sun. tonight, 49 degrees for the overnight low. southeast wind at 5-10 miles per hour. clouds begin to increase the overnight period. then we will be talking about the chance of rain coming this weekend. 68 degrees today, let's not rush things yet. 61 degrees at noon, 62 at 6:00 p.m. after getting to the high of 68 at around 2:00. 68 degrees for tomorrow as the clouds from overnight tonight continue to being be with us on sunday. the showers move in late on friday, for a better chance on saturday, when we could have some thunderstorms in a place. 76 degrees for the high then. then a pleasant stretch from monday, through monday and
tuesday. dry conditions with low 70s each day. 73 on wednesday as shower chances return later on in the day then. fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you see when rain and thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now candace dold is back with the trac traffic edge, candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we have been monitoring your speeds and found that moving through the northeast corner and 45 miles per hour at the jfx. now at 6 63 traveling on 83 through baltimore county. here is where we're seeing the significant slow down now at 30 miles per hour. we're checking in on 695 right at liberty road and here is why it's going to be a slow go. a lot of cars that are packing in there on the outer loop lanes and that's the same deal heading
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young girl at montbello elementary died from h1n1. fire rips through a home in northeast baltimore sending three people to the hospital. flames broke out in the 4200 block of sheldon avenue just after midnight. medics took two people to john hopkins bayview for treatment. two more people were taken to good samaritan. a firefighter suffered minor burns. there's no word on what caused the blaze? facing divisive opinions, president obama hosted those for advice on how to handle afganistan. with americans growing weary of the wars in afganistan and iraq, the president says he won't commit more troops to the conflict until there's a clear strategy. samantha hayes is live in washington with more. good morning samantha. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. yes, the questions about what is the president going to do next
comes as the top commander in afganistan says the situation is not getting better. behind closed doors, president barack obama and 18 others on his national security team focused on afganistan and pakistan in the second of five planned meetings. the big question, whether to send more troops to afganistan. >> what is crucial in this situation is that we get a strategy, that we get benchmarks to measure that strategy to always and constantly reassess in the progress we're making. >> reporter: the president is facing conflicting opinions within his own congress with what is going on in afganistan. >> i symthighs with the president because the left of -- sympathize with the party because his party does not want more troops. the president in the campaign said this is a war of necessity and one that we cannot afford to
lose. >> reporter: accused of taking too much to with the crul decision. the white house said that the president won't be rushed. steven hadley says that the obama admnistration is having to contend with something that the bush admnistration did not, a public debate heard from the tom commander in afganistan warning of failure without increased troop deployment. >> one of the things that is putting pressure on the admnistration is that strategy review in iraq, really did not become public until late in the process. >> reporter: the president's next meeting with top visors ons comes on the same week. samantha hayes. patrice. samantha thank you. coming up in the 7:00 hour, separate swine flu fact from fiction. an expert is taking your calls. next hold the phone. we go inside how police are enforce the new texting
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as of today texting while driving in maryland is against the law. if an officer suspects you're sending a text, you can be fined up to $500. the question is, how will that be enforced. the talk show host ed norris joins us for this week's fox undercover, good morning. >> good morning. >>all right you can't write and send a text. you can still read your text and dial your phone, do e-mail and play games on your phone. that is not covered under this law. how are the officers going to know what you're doing? >> first of all, common sense, you shouldn't be texting while driving. a police officer was killed in
how world county, and he -- howard county. he was killed because the woman was texting. it's an awful thing. don't do that, you need to pay attention while you drive. how are they going to enforce this? how are they going to know that you're looking on your cell phone or the chips on the chair. >> that's the question. how much of a burden is this going to be for police officers. they are thinking, i got to look out, how do i know. >> i hope that it's something they want to put on the books. when does this start. you i better stop texting. good idea stop texting. how are they going to enforce it. it's burdensome, how are they going to prove it. they got to get telephone records. >> if the officer does pull them over, does the person have to give the phone up to the officer. >> you have no right. that would be 4th amendment
right to privacy. if they want to look at your phone records, they have to get a subpoena and get it from the phone company. >> how many times are officers going to do that because someone has contested a tickets. it gets long and drawn out. one of the things is it possible now that police are going to be able to used thi use this as a g cause. i think that there's something going on in that car. >> that's the problem. one of big negatives, there's going to be a lot of push back and discussion about this with people saying i saw you looking down, i think you're texting while driving. you get into a gray area of proving someone with texting. i think it can be abused. i'm unhappy with this law. i don't think you should be talking while you're driving. you should drive. it's a hard thing for a lot of people. as someone who rides a motorcycle every day, i'm sensitive to this. i don't know how they're going
fiction. an expert is taking your calls. and put down the phone. the new driving laws that on go into effect today. good morning, it is thursday, october first. you're taking a live look at the campus of baltimore city college high school where another confirmed case of h1n1 virus has been reported. we're going to get more information about the newest case coming up in just a few minutes. good morning, i'm patrice harris. we need to check in first with meteorologist steve fertig and see what we can find out about our october 1st forecast moving right along into fall. >> yeah, i'm trying to think -- it's. >> is it that bad? >> it's a mixed bag, because it's going to be sunny and pretty today.
>> well, good. >> it's going to be a very cool day. certainly this morning it's very cool. >> it is, and thinking that i was headed on to october 1st, i had to put on a bright yellow shirt because i was holding on to sunshine as much as i can. >> you are always a sunshine. >> how sweet. you must want something. >> a pretty day, and lots of sunshine and the northwest wind is going to bring cooler air. yeah, a little bit of a mix of what you might like and maybe what you don't like as much, meaning the cooler air the part that you don't like as much. it will warm up ale little more this -- a little more this weekend. 52 in cockeysville, but only 49 in westminister. we're looking at oakland in the western part of maryland in the 30s this morning. 61 degrees for noon, 62 at 6:00 p.m. after getting to a high temperature today, cooler than average by 4 degrees. 68 degrees then for the high
with the winds not as bad either, too. that is a good thing. the west northwest winds at 5-10 miles an hour. we're tackin talking about whate might be able to expect some rain with the milder temperatures. right now here is candace dold with what is happening on the roadways. if you head out, here is the track edge, candace dold. it's all about the red in the traffic center this morning. that's because w we're left with lengthy delays. there's no accidents on the main lines. there's a lot of volume that you have to deal with. right now from mountain road to 695, we're looking at a 14 minute clip. on the top end of the beltway, it's going to be a congested ride heading from 83 wrapping toward 70, right now a 16-minute ride. on 83 traveling from the southbound lanes down into the downtown region, right now so far, again, no incidents to talk about, a 15-minute commute. just be aware that inside of the city we do have a broken watermain that completely shuts
down 29 street. that is right at huntington avenue, wyman park is a better alternate. that's a look at the morning commute. back to you. just one day after a young girl dies of swine flu, there's another confirmed case in baltimore county -- baltimore city, excuse me. according to the website of baltimore city high school, 1 of their students has the virus. megan gilliland joins us now live with more. >> reporter: well, good morning, school officials at baltimore city college which an honor high school has made it public that a student here does have swine flu. we are told that the school still will be in session today, but a lot of parents are worried about the recent case and they're concerned about the recent death of a student who went to school just down the street. at montbello elementary and middle school. >> i give my condolences to defendant me'destiny's family.
>> my older child is terrified. >> reporter: a 14-year-old classmate is the latest swine flu fatality. >> this is a disease that is spreading in our community. >> reporter: nine people in maryland have now died from the h1n1 virus, two of them children. and health officials do not think this latest victim had any prior medical problems. >> there was no apparent other condition that aggravated it, but that is pending further investigation. >> reporter: many parents at montbello aren't sure if they should send their kids to school or keep them at home. >> at this point i don't know what to do. i don't know if i should take them home. a lot of parents are taking their kids home. i don't know. >> reporter: javon thompson isn't taking any chances. >> i can't keep my kids there, because they don't know if anybody else there has it. >> reporter: he plans to keep his kids at home until a swine
flu vaccine is ready. >> today the federal government will allow states to begin ordering the h1n1 vaccine. >> reporter: but it's unclear exactly when it will be available. meantime baltimore city schools, ceo andres alonzo has issued a statement expressing his sympathy for the recent death and the recent cases that are popping up. he goes on to say that the schools across the city are taking the appropriate precautions, cleaning the schools, disinfecting and making sure that the children know about the proper hand washing and covering, too to ensure that this doesn't happen again. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. for more information, you can call the state flu swine line. that number is 1877hd flu for u. we will talk with secretary johjohn palmers. >> he will be answering your
questions that is coming up later this hour. a host of new laws take effect today, including two using on driver's safety. it's no longer legal to text while driving. if you are speeding in some school zones, an officer no longer needs to be the one to catch you. joel d smith is live in baltimore with the details. what else is going to catch you then, joel? >> i guess they got to catch you in the act doing these kinds of things. we are talking about the texting right now. if i was going to text you right now, that would be fine. i could be fine if i did it while driving up to $500, pretty serious. >> we're going to get back to joel in just a few minutes, but there's plenty of new laws that also take effect. harsher penalties for duis and for people who are found giving alcohol to minors. judges will have more discretion when it comes to taking guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, and maryland also becomes the first state to include the homeless in hate
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little turtle, look at how small that is. tell me about friday's after 5. >> our ticket is $8. he tomorrow we start a cultural series, tomorrow it's latin american night. we will show you about the latin american animals we have here. >> reporter: we have a shy, shy tortoise, tell me about him? this, this is frank the tank. and he is -- what he does to keep from eaten by a jaguar in the wild, these tortoise have a hard shell. they pull in the shell, and the baby is about 2 years old. this is a tortoise that is really common throughout the rain forest of south america all through the a amazon basin, and through french gauna. they're a common species, and they're up in display a the rain forest exhibit.
the little baby is about two weeks old. tortoises live quite a long time, sometimes over 100 years old. so he is -- this baby is going to be around quite sometime. come examin and see these guys e rain forest exhibit. >> reporter: did you find a name for the baby because i love the name frank the tank for him. >> we won't be able to determine the name o sex sex of that baby. we will have to hold off or find a gender neutral name. the staff comes up with a name based on the personality of the animal. >> reporter: can you get all the information by logging on to foxbaltimore.com/mornings and the weather for tomorrow, 73 degrees, a little bit warmer for tomorrow, mostly cloudy skies, but comfortable. the winds will start to pick up a little bit out of the
southwest at 5-10 miles per hour which will mean warmer for tomorrow. for the full forecast for today, let's head to steve in the sky watch center. thank you very much, jessica. plenty of sunshine on the way as high pressure builds in. check out the sky watch hd radar. here is what you will find the dry scan and surrounding areas. as you scan further back to the west, there you see showers and that is coming our way for overnight frie friday examine et thunderstorms on -- and expect thunderstorms on friday. here is what we got as we check out the surface features, high pressure again building in. actually let's move it west, that is going to bring the northwest flow of air, where it's going to keep us cool. it will keep us sunny as well the high pressure, but the northwest flow is going to again bring us some cool temperatures, at least cooler than average. and then, it's not cooperating with me. cold front, take two, this cold
front is going to come through by the weekend. that is going to bring us shower chances by late friday into saturday. time wise, here is what we're looking at a chance for showers is moving. western counties by as early as late tomorrow night and then for the rest of us as we move into the overnight period, friday into saturday, and you can see the showers moving in there on future scan late friday and for us again late saturday, the rainy day of the weekend. 54 degrees in baltimore, surrounding areas are in the mid-to uppemid-to upper 40s. as we head to the latter part of the day we will hit the higher temperature of 66 degrees. northwest winds at 5-15 miles per hour. as we come further inland to the central counties, about 68 degrees for the high temperature. plenty of sun for you as well. enjoy that. back to the west looking very much like the central part of the state. plenty of sunshine and tonight 49 degrees. the clouds begin to increase a little bit as the front gets closer and we will look for
temperatures to get up to 73 degrees for tomorrow's high temperature with mostly cloudy skies. late day shower holding off until late night overnight. 76 with the showers and thunderstorms on saturday. 73 on sunday, more pleasant conditions returning with drier air in place. 71 on monday, 72 and 73 for tuesday and wednesday, but wednesday, we see the return of some showers then. fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com can you use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you see when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. what is happening on the roadways this morning as you head out? candace dold. she has the traffic edge. >> reporter: we do have a new accident to warn you about this morning. it's a crash on the southbound lanes of 295. it's right before the capital beltway. as a result you will want to stick with 95. it's going to be a much better bet for the alternate route. here it is right at route 32 and the cars are zipping along with
no problems to report on the southbound direction and the same case on the northbound lanes heading toward 695. on the west side of the beltway, we definitely have a lot of volume. it continues to trickle in from wilkens avenue up toward liberty road right now looking at a 9 minute clip. it's a bit heavier though heading on the outer loop lanes right at libbe libber liberty rd heading toward 70. still ahead, mayor dixon is scheduled to head to trial in six weeks, why there could be another separate trial in her future. president barack obama heads to denmark to push chicago to host the 2016 olympics. why some are criticizing the
new this morning, baltimore county police are investigating after a body is discovered in rarandallstown. the man's body was found around 4:00 in the 500 of liberty road. there's no word on the cause of death. maryland officials are trying to speed up repair work on three maryland bridges showing signs of advanced deterioration. the tidings memorial bridge, the thomas haden memorial bridge and the route bridges are of concern. they could raise tolls to
partially pay for the project which will cost millions, but governor o'malley is hoping for additional federal funding. president obama announces millions of dollars had research grants will go to the national institute of health. the president announced the it during a tour of the bethesda campus yesterday. $5 million will be put toward the research of autism, and cancer disease. it's expected to create thousands of jobs over the next two years. the u.s. and its european allies work to come up with sanctions if the talks with iran about the nuclear program don't go well. read that stories in today's washington times. julie bedane has the update. >> reporter: it's been nearly 30 years since the u.s. broke diplomatic ties with iran. today they join five other powers. the u.s. is looking for practical results if today's
meeting including a willingness from iran to open its nuclear facilities for international inspection and to discuss or even suspend the uranium enrichment program. they are open to one side on one line talks with iranian diplomats. expectations are he low. if the talks fail, the u.s. will push for economic sanctions against the country. imagine a sound louder than a jet engine a piercing so acute it could cause immediate hearing damage. the long range acoustic device has been used for battle off pirates and fighting surgents in fallujah. it has been deployed by police departments across the country looking to control unruly crowds. most recently the officers used the device at protesters at the g20 summit.
health and groups are concerned about the devices could cause physical harm. at least 150 people in samoa and america samoa were killed and whole villages were destroyed. but the earl either warning system -- the early warning system worked just as planned. the system was he introduced after a tsunami, and worked to issue a tsunami warning within 16 minutes after the earthquake hit but it was too close for samoa and residents only had two minutes of warning. president obama has designated the island a federal desaster area. a fema group went to the island. >> read those stories and more by logging on to
od morning, everybody. back to work for the ravens after the tuesday off. the intensity was higher than normal. they have a significant game. they are playing the patriots in foxborough. the ravens have jumped to a 3-0 start. in fact are several of the power rankings have the ravens the number one on the league for the second straight league. they feel this week's game is a pretty good yardstick to measure how far they have come. >> that is the way you measure the program, because they're such a great team and they have got a great coach. they are fundamentally downed.
you will have to get back to the little ones if you want to win. >> we respect the patriots and what they have done and everything they're about, but you know, that is the big -- you got to respect them and then you got to attack them. you got to go out there and play your game. >> anytime you are pinned up against the new england patriots, you got a test in front of yourself. not only do they have great players, but over the year, their coach has come up with great games. that is kind of what we are expecting. >> we got to go on the road and get a win. they a good team and -- they are a good team and we expect their best. >> the battle between two probable hall of famers, tom brady, and pay to payton mannin. well, you see how that chess matches you put it plays out. i'm sure, tom, takes a lot of time in last scrimmage to get an
idea to what you're in to before the snap takes place. you get the ball in your hand. you know, tom really takes the time. you know, trying to figure out all the defensives -- defenses and makes a call. playing the game with them will be in your own game. just let them settle in what you're going to do. >> elsewhere, a nice, if a little unlikely honor for baltimore, defensive player of the week brought in last week's special team days. we're getting a lot of linebacker. he had an interception and six tackles including one for a loss. yesterday they explained the key for their success. >> it's a testament to my teammates. they do a lot of work. i go in there and play football.
someone else has to think of the plays and the alignments and the assignments and the techniques and just go from there. ravens 2 point underdog on sunday. i'm bruis bruce cunningham. no matter where you're from, we're looking for you ravens fans to send us your purple pride. send your photos directly from your cell phone to pics at foxbaltimore.com. coming up swine flu concerns are on the rise after a baltimore student with the virus dies. the precautions being taken at her school. >> reporter: don't like the new speed cameras up around town, don't text your friends about it while you're driving.
welcome back to fox 45 morning news, 7:29 is the time. i'm patrice harris. it's october first, let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see what that means in terms of our forecast. >> good morning to you. it means it's cooler. >> yes, it is. >> windier, too, and today it won't be as windy. that means it will be cooler. >> a lot of sunshine tonight. >> changes, with regard to the foliage, happens here late october early november, so we have sometime to enjoy that. that is the benefit of fall. here are the temperatures at the bus stop. 45 degrees, so you will need the jacket along for the start of the day. later on, it will warm up a little bit more as you climb to
the upper 60s. you're looking to a dry start to the day. that is the way things will continue to be. any rainshowers to new england. closer to home, temperatures in baltimore, actually not too bad. 54 degrees but you can see the cool air back to the northwest. parts of maryland in the northwest are in the 30s this morning, too. definitely a chilly start and we will see temperatures getting up to 61 degrees at noon. we will top out at 68 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon or right around then. 62 degrees the temperatures back off by 6:00 p.m. we want to see how the roadways are looking out there. >> reporter: some of the main lines are pretty packed, but we happen to have many accidents to talk about. we do have a new one at middle river road at route 7. traveling on 95 through the area, that is where you're going to see a busy ride. pretty much the same deal from mountain road heading toward the beltway, right now we're looking at a 14 minute clip. look at this, 43 minutes to take
the outer loop lanes of route 702. again that, is going to be where you find a big headache out there. if you are headed on the jfx, it's the volume you have to deal with. 695 to the downtown region, a 15 minute clip. that's a look at the morning commute. back to you. one day after a young girl from montbello elementary dies from swine flu in northeast baltimore, there's another confirmed case at a school just a half a mile away. according to the website of baltimore city college high school, one of their students has the virus. you can see on the map just how close the schools are and now parents and health officials are on alert. megan gilliland has more.. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. school officials here at baltimore city college which is an a honor high school have made it public that a student who goes to school here has got the swine flu. the school is open today but many parents are concerned about
this resaint cas recent case and about the recent death of a student down from here. destiny parker was is the second child in maryland to die from the h1n1 virus. health officials did not believe she had any prior medical problems. her death makes 9 here in maryland and there's other sick with the virus, news that has many parents on edge. >> my oldest daughter, she is terrified. i had to talk to her this morning and let her know that everything will be okay. >> this is a disease that is spreading in our community. >> reporter: some parents have decided to keep their kids at home until a swine flu vaccine is ready. we are told that the federal government is now allowing the states to begin ordering the h1n1 vac seize. at this point it's unclear when it will be available for you. meantime baltimore city schools
ceo andres alonzo has issued a statement for the recent case that is are popping up. he says that the schools are taking the precautions disinfecting and making sure that the students are aware of washing their hands and covering their mouths. i'm megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. a study by the cd dc shows many people dying from the swine flu had other bacterial infections. 29% had cobacterial infections. about half were pneumonia. the cdc says doctors may have missed detecting these infectionses in swine flu patients. >> for that reason, the cdc adding one more shot of the recommended vaccines. people may want to think about getting vaccinated for pneumonia. about 70 million people are at risk for infection, including those between 18 and 49 years old. those are the prime ages for swine flu.
health officials are urging people to get the h1n1 vaccine when it becomes available. a consumer report poll shows that many parents are on the fence about the vaccine. just 35% say they will definitely have their child get the shot. 14% say they will not get their kids vaccinated. about half of the parents asked, say they're going to hold off on making a decision. if you need more information, you can call the state swine flu hot line. that number is 1877-md-flu-for u. stay tuned to fox 45 morning news for continuing coverage of this story. we will talk with the secretary john palmer for our take action thursday. he will be answering your questions. so give us a tweet at our twitter page at foxbaltimore.com. all of that is coming up in a few minutes. fire rips through a home in northeast baltimore sending three people to the hospital. flames broke out in the 4200 block of sheldon avenue just after midnight.
medics took two people to john hopkins bayview for tram. another person was taken to good samaritan. a firefighter suffered minor burns. there's no word on what caused the blaze. baltimore county police say a couple killed their landlord because he threatened to evict them. michael dematei face first-degree murder charges in the death of david weeks. he was found dead in his rosedale home on friday in bed with a pillow taped over his head. police say weeks was trying to get the couple out of his home. >> next friday he was about to get the eviction papers to get them out of the house. apparently there was some sort of dispute, argument and he ended up dead. police are still looking for week's vehicle, a 1999 dodge car van with the license plate number 15 3m 24 zero. if you see it, you are asked to call metro crime stoppers at
1866-7-lock up. mayor sheila dixon could be headed to court, not once but twice. lawyers for the mayor were in court yesterday she is facing theft and perjury charges. her lawyers opted to try the two indictments against her separately. however, they're still fighting to have the charges against her dropped based on legislative immunity. we argued that the prosecutor here has played with fire for a second time and has improperly introduced evidence of legislative acts. >> it does not encampus everything that a public official does. >> as of right now, mayor dixon may go on trial for allegedly stealing gift cards from the needy in six weeks. the top cop in baltimore southeastern district has been suspended pending the outcome of a personnel review. police spokesman confirms major roger bucheron is on leave
without pay. he doesn't know why he was stripped of his duties but the decision was handed down by bealefeld. buch er on is -- deputy major davis has been named the interim commander for the area. what a difference a day makes. yesterday drivers could drive and send text and maybe even get away with speeding without even getting caught. now two laws are in effect that will change that. joel d smith is live in northeast baltimore with more. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. every feel like you're being watched? drivers today, that's not just a feeling, that's a fact. the speed cameras are in place. this is the speed that some of the people are coming through here. this has been placed outside of school zones. that's the rule. we're out in front the of glen mont elementary school. they are being placed at the
same location. the two are retrofitted, that really is the focus to try to keep things as sai a safe outsif the schools. the sites are being selected based on crash data and areas known for speeding. well, that has some people thinking, it's not just about safety, it's also about making money for the city and getting the best bang for the buck. >> we can't be everywhere ask these speed cameras are for a small supplier for the baltimore city police department. they can stand silent watch and being vigilant and hopefully they don't issue a single ticket. the other big change for drivers today texting. no longer is it legal to send text while driving. text show that drivers are twice as likely to be in a crash if they're texting while driving. you are still permitted to receive text or even play games while on your phone.
maryland is the first to enforce a ban of texting while driving but enforcement could be an issue. as for speeding, you're 12 miles per hour from the posted speed limit you're looking at a $40 fine. you will get a warning for the first 30 days, but after that you will get a ticket. the other thing you don't want to do is send a text to somebody while you're mad. you will face another fine there up to $500. plenty of other new laws also take effect today. there are harsher penalties for duis and for people who are found giving alcohol to minors. judges will have more discretion when it comes to taking the guns out of hands of domestic abusers. maryland becomes the first state to include homeless in hate crime statutes. that is as of today. president barack obama is flying to denmark to help push chicago as host city for
the 2016 olympics. the president is leaving today and flying overnight in order to join his wife at copenhagen for the pitch. he will spend as much time as he can in one-on-one sessions with members of the international committee before taking part in chicago's closing presen presen. critics of the crip say that the president -- critics say that the president has more pressing issues to take care of. later in upcoming news, chicago stepping. the latest craze hitting north baltimore. check out my crazy foot work in today's up to the challenge. an accident as
harbor. winds are not really a factor. 30.05 and rising on the barometer. the dew point is 35 and rather high. some places cooler than others and 54 in baltimore. 45 in salisbury and the same for the rest of delaware as you head north. 36 only in oakland where it's rather chilly. high pressure sitting to our west is bringing us northwest he flow that is going to keep us on the cool side of normal, as we get into the upper 60s instead. then the warm front will be bringing milder air tomorrow, low 70s then. and the next front behind that will move into the western counties. ahead of that we should see some showers moving in late tomorrow night. the showers will move increasing the chance of showers for the central part of the state as well. as i said, the front moves completely through and we dry out nicely for the end of the week. for the high temperature today in the eastern shore, expect to get to 66 degrees with plenty of
sunshine, northwest wind at 5-15 miles per hour. the central part of the state climbing to 68 degrees. joining plenty of sunshine. back to the west the central part of the state where we climb to 68. a northwest wind at 5-10 miles per hour. tonight 49 degrees for the overnight low. cooler than average. skies will begin to increase with the cloud cover ahead of the front that is moving in our general direction. southeast wind at 5-10 miles per hour. looking ahead expect to get to 61 degrees by noon. lots of sunshine then. goo degrees at -- 52 degrees at 6:00 p.m. after getting to the high temperature at 2:00. a little bit milder but no clouds with it. mostly cloudy skies. the showers come in late on saturday. we could have thunderstorms as well, 73 on sunday, the drier day of the weekend and 71 and mostly clear on monday, 72 and partly cloudy tuesday and tuesday showers return late in the day after getting to a higher temperature of
73 degrees. sky watch is at 73 degrees. can you use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you see when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now here is candace dold with the traffic edge. candace? >> reporter: thank you, steve. well, we're definitely seeing a slow go there on many of the main lines. check it out, we're at 51 miles per hour on the jfx and now 48 on 83 traveling through baltimore county. look at this number, though, 39 on the west side of the beltway. and then back up to 59 traveling on 95 through howard county. we do have an incident, it's the accident on the bw parkway this morning on the southbound lanes, it's up to the capital beltway. it's making for a messy ride if you are heading down toward washington d.c., because now we're tuck with delays leading on flashing lights. we have delays on 95 from the 198 area, heading down toward
495. that leaves us with 29 as the best bet for the a alternate route. it's going to be ac a to be a nt ride there. it's the same deal on the northbound direction. it picks up from the city 395 toward the beltway and the making the push toward the tunnels as well, definitely a lot heavier and intermittent slowing from 695 toward 695. and there's an accident on middle river road right at route 7. that's a look at the morning commute, patrice, back to you. still ahead, swine flu cases continue to be identified across the country daily. here in maryland nine people have died from the virus. secretary john palmer joins us to talk about the swine flu and how to protect yourself. if you have a question about h1n1 our phone lines are open right now at (410)481-4545.
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$150 back when you he is also taking your calls about swine flu for the take action thursday. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let me first start off with the latest case that is being reported at baltimore city college high school. what do we know about that student. >> this is the first i'm hearing about this morning. it did not appear as if this
child is hospitalized and indeed there's h1n1, there's h1n1 is widespread. our fire surveillance systems are picking up people reporting to hospitals with flu-like illnesses and showing up at physicians offices. >> let's talk about the young girl at montbello where everybodis soconcerned because a fayfatality with her. there's reports that she had pneumonia and there were other reports she didn't. >> there's no parent underlying health condition preexisting with this child, but i say no apparent, and the investigation will continue to that. >> that makes it even scarier for the parents of all of the other students in that school if she didn't have anything. what is important for the parents to any. know. >> it's important to know that even with seasonal flu, there's rare cases where people don't
have preexisting health conditions and they can have serious illness and dying. the best protection people can take for the flu are as follows, preventing it from happening, first and foremost would be the vaccination and that will become available later on this month. it's beginning now and will ramp up over the course of the next several weeks and also to practice good hand hygiene. wash your hands frequently. i know it's hard with kids to get them to do that that is the eelbow if instead of the the hih 5. if you're sick, stay home. it's a way of stopping the spread of the disease. how do you alleviate parent concerns about the vaccine itself. they say it's new. i'm not sure i want to exp expoy child to this. >> that's a get question and from the clinical trials that have been, and some of those
trials were done here in maryland, the vaccine is proving to be very safe, limited side effects at all in it. the second thing to know is that this vaccine is produced the same way and using the same techniques as the seasonal flu. it's a different strain of the flu. that seasonal flu vaccine has proven to be very, very safe. >> secretary, we're going to have you stay with us because we have more questions. he is going to take your phone calls after the break. if you have a question about the swine flu, our phone lines are ope
thursday. if you have a question, give us a call. the phone lines are open right now at (410)481-4545. before we get to the first caller, you wanted to stress one more thing about the vaccine. who should be getting this first? >> the vaccine will start a riffe iaarrive in maryland next. we should a million doses by the end of the october. the cdc has identified 5 target populations. pregnant women, and children to adults from six months of age to 25 years. health care workers, people woulwhowork with children six mf age and adults who have a preexisting health condition. and by the end, we will have -- >> we will identify when we have enough vaccines available to open up to the public at large. they have produced enough the vaccine so everybody who wants to get it will be able to get it? >> good morning, nicole.
>> good morning, patrice, how are you? >> great. what is your question? >> my concern is how contagious is this flu? my niece was a classmate of the young girl who passed and bless her soul. i just was concerned, you know about my children and my niece, not being around them, but i have a 10-month-old who can get anything right now. >> understandable. >> i spoke with my husband, you know, excited about the vaccination. he said, absolutely not. he is concerned about getting vaccined. this is puzzling me. is it mandatory that your children get vaccinated. >> no, it won't be mandatory for you or your children in maryland, but we do strongly recommend it. this is a safe vaccine, a vaccine that is similar to the seasonal flu vaccine that has been available for many, many years and has proven safe. your question of how infectious this disease is. it's similar to the seasonal
flu, so particularly among children, they pass it among each other. they don't practice good hand hygiene. they sneeze and so forth around each other, so it can be quite infectious. so keep an eye on your kids. if they begin to show signs of disease, particularly if they have a fever, a cough or sore throat, keep them away from school. if they become more ill make sure that they go to see a physician. i would urge you to take the vaccine when it becomes available. >> let's go to our next caller susan, good morning. >> susan. >> yes. >> hi, good morning, what is your question. >> i am the grandmother of two toddler boys who live in maryland. my daughter has decided she does not want to get them the vaccine and the reason she is telling me is that she has done research on the internet and there are extremely high levels of mercury in this vaccine. is that true?
>> that's absolutely not true. there's a lot of false information on the bette intern. the vaccine will be produced in forms that has no preservatives in it, so i would, again urge people to look at it. let me clear about it. it's not a mandatory vaccination. so if parents not to do it, they're free not to do so. it's clearly a very effective way to stop the spread of the disease and stop it for those individuals. >> thank you for your calls. secretary of commerce, thank you for coming. so many people have questions about this? >> i would be happy to come back anytime. >> and we will have you back, thank you. spend the night wining and dining in little italy. the restaurant where you can get $50 worth of food for half that price. that is today's dining deal. i'm joel d smith, two new laws start for drivers today. one a police officer has to catch you doing something, and the other,
next on frox 45 morning news. >> you just can't keep my kids there, because they don't know if somebody else has it. a day after a child dies from h1n1, another child is confirmed affected by the flu. the school affected by the virus. ki step up? see if i'm up to the challenge of chicago stepping. and it's a lifelong comment. commitment. we will go behind the scenes of till death.
good morning. it's thursday, october first. i'm patrice harris. >> good morning, i'm megan gilliland. it's hard to believe that it's october out there. i tell you what, it sure feels like it out there. it's chilly. >> let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig and see what he has to say about the chilly temperatures. >> it's going to stay chilly for the most part today, but we will see temperatures bounce back tomorrow. we have more showers for the weekend. i i'm going to spell it out for you. high pressure moving in. that is what is allowing for the northwest flow. the high pressure moves off to the east to get the warm air behind . showers move in friday night into saturday. 42 is where we start this baltimore. temperatures in the mid-40s to the low 50s, even 36 in oakland it feels real chilly there. 66 degrees is what we will do for the high. that is cooler than average. the north west wind not too bad,
5-10 miles per hour. we will take a look at the rest of the weekend for a few minutes. right now candace dold has what we have to look at for the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we don't have too many accidents to talk about on the main lines, on although we do have a crash on the secondary road. it's in middle river road at route 7. be aware of that. it's not shutdown and there's no lane closures. on 95 through the area, it's starting to be a slow ride headed from mountain road to 695 the usual deal will so we're looking at an 18 minute clip. rapping down toward 17, a 15-minute ride. a pretty congested pace heading from 83 toward baltimore county. a 25-minute commute. that's a look at your morning travels. megan, let's turn it over to you. megan, thank you. 8:04 fox 45 morning news. just one day after one young girl from montbello elementary
dies from swine through there's another confirmed case of the flu down the street. according to the website baltimore city college high school, one of their students has the virus. you can see on the map how close the schools are, about half a mile apart. now parents and health officials are on alert. destiny parker is the second child in maryland to die from the h1n1 virus the health officials do not believe she had any prior medical problems. after news of her death and the new confirmed cases of baltimore city college, some parents have decided to keep their kids at home until a swine flu vaccine is ready. >> my oldest child, my daughter is terrified. i had to talk to her this morning and let her know that everything is going to be okay. >> this is a disease that is spreading in our community. >> now we are told that the federal government is now allowing the state to begin ordering h1n1 vaccine, but at this point it's unclear when it will be available.
a study by the centers for disease control shows many people dying from the swine flu also had other bacterial infections. out of 77 patients who died from h1n 129% had cold bacterial -- 29% also had cold bacterial infections, many pneumonia. for that reason the cdc is adding one more shot of the list of recommended vaccine. they say people may want to think about getting vaccinated for pneumonia. about 70 million people are at risk for infection, including those between 15 to 49 years old. those are prime ages for 29 flu. health experts are urging people to get the swine flu vaccine when it becomes available. a poll shows that many parents are on the fence about the vaccine. 35% say they will definitely have their child get the shot. 40% say they won't get their kids vaccinated.
half of the parents asked, say they are going to hold off making that decision. for more information, you can call the state swine flu hot line, the phone number is 1877-md-flu-for u. a host of new laws take effect today, including two focusing on driver safety. it's no longer legal to text while driving. if you're speeding in school zones, an officer doesn't need to be the one to catch you. joel d smith is live with the details. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, megan. if i wanted to text somebody right now, that would be fine, but if i did it while driving, it would be a fine starting today and maybe up to $500 worth. that is one of the new laws, but the thing with that one, you have to be caught by police officer doing it. that is different from another law today where the police really aren't involved. it's that camera that you see over there. those are the red light cameras, now there's speed light cameras
as well. there's all over maryland and they're legal. many of those are around the school zones. we are at glen mont school. they are used on crash data. that's why some think it's not just about save het safety, buto about making money for the city. it's still legal to play games and post notes on the internet except to send text. we are wondering how enforcement will work. >> the officer if he has a suspicion, he can pull you over. so if you are a driver, you probably shouldn't text or read a text during driving, because an officer based upon what you're doing, looking up, looking down at the road, you can tel pull you over. >> reporter: now as for the cameras, they must be placed within a half mile from the school zone. that is the initial focus to get the folks be safer around the
kids when they're driving around the school. some say it's a way of making more money. they could make millions in revenue in the city. it's one of the places that is happening in the state of maryland. the only thing with the speed citations, you will get those in the mail for first 30 days. just warning after that, at least $40. if you're senting that text while driving, and get caught, it could be $500. two new laws that could hit your wallet if you get caught starting today in northeast marx maryland. plenty of other new laws also take effect today. there are now harsher penalties for duis and for people who are found giving alcohol to minors. judges will have more discretion when it comes to taking hands out of the hands of domestic abusers. maryland also becomes the first state to include the homeless in the hate crime statutes as of today. still to come, it's time to step it up. >> 1, 2, 3.
-- being shown to you on sky watch hd radar, clear skies for the time being and for the remainder of the day, in fact, as the high pressure works on in. let's see if there's any rain out there today. we will look and look, and look. and i will continue to look until i get my clicker to work. if it doesn't, i'm going to have to tell you exactly what the forecast looks like for the whole weekend. i have it up here, so it's okay. there we go. it didn't want me to go through that. the central part of the united states, we have showers there. that makes its way do our region by late tomorrow night and into your saturday. until then, we just got dry conditions for now and it's due to high pressure sitting over our area. the high pressure is going to bring us plenty of sunshine today, so very pretty. we will get the northwest flow, not a second sun. we will get the northwest flow that is going to keep us cool for today and a forgotten tall bo--frontal boundary is going to
bring us showers for saturday. here is showing the western counties getting the chance for the showers for late tomorrow night around 9 or 10:00. then the frontal boundary will continue to push off toward the east. as it does, the rest of us get a chance of seeing the showers on saturday through at least the mid-part of the day before it moves through completely by the time night. as it does, we will see drier air move in. temperature wise a 52-degree reading in baltimore, not too bad now. 48 -- come on dover, give us a break. we want to see what is happening. there you go, 51 degrees in hagerstown, you know, 36 degrees in oakland. oakland is proud of that. they're the cool spot this morning. very chilly there and it's usually cooler in the mountains. we will get up to 66 degrees for the high temperature. plenty of sunshine, and central part of the state, just a couple of degrees warmer than that getting up to 68 degrees. and that is pretty much what we will find for the western part of maryland even though we start
at 36 degrees in oakland. temperatures will climb a little bit into the low 60s there. the western part of maryland 66 degrees for the high. tonight 49 degrees with partly cloudy skies, but the clouds increase overnight. it becomes mostly cloudy ahead of the front that brings us late shower chances late friday into saturday. 66 degrees for the high and we get there around 2:00 after hitting a temperature of 62 degrees at noon. and we drop back at 62 at 6:00 p.m. more clouds in the showers holding off until late in the day, probably not until late in the day. thunder on saturday with a high of 76 of the behind the front we cool down a little bit. monday 71 degrees, but very pleasant monday through tuesday. tuesday's high 72 and fo 72 on wednesday with the shower chances returning late on wednesday. fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45's powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. interactive tools will let you see when rain or thunderstorms
will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now candace dold is back with another look at your traffic edge, candace. thank you, steve. and good morning. well, bal baltimore is in the ht spot. there are no lane closures or even road closures as a result of that one. on 95, moving through the area, well, you're going to find the cluster of cars there from whitemarsh boulevard heading toward 695. and no relief on the top end of the beltway. it's going to be pretty crammed there from 95 down toward parkville. we do have a crash also on joppa road at perring parkway. if you're heading back to the parkway on that area heading toward the south, you will find a lot of cars outer loop lanes. it finally eases up a little bit moving up toward pikeville. that is where you're going to find a glimmer of hope. heading on the west side at liberty road. it goes back down again.
from liberty reading toward 70, the outer loop lanes, those cars are creeping long there and it's the same case heading down toward catonsville. that's a look at the morning commute, patrice and megan, let's turn it over to you on. still to come, it's a lifelong commitment. >> i will get the gun. >> we have a gun? >> no, of course not. we go behind the scenes of till death. 1, 2, 3, now 4, 5, 6. >> this is dance class not math class. and next, it's time to step it up. see if i'm up to
challenge i got an e-mail about trying the latest craze. i thought, what the heck, if i don't get it, my excuse is i'm not from chicago. when i got to the dance off, the dancers were doing their thing. what that thing was, i was about to find out. >> we have chicago stepping. >> they made it look so smooth and so easy. i couldn't imagine how long it would take me to look like that. >> one day. >> one day, yes. >> you will be doing the basic. >> a day to learn the basic move, maybe. looking like them was going to take a lot longer, but i had to start somewhere. i'm ready. i'm in jury hands. >> cookie -- cookie was my instructor and we started with the basic steps. >> 1, 2, 3 looks like this. 7, 8, 1, 2, 3. 7, 8, 1, 23.
>> now 456. >> this is dance class not math class. >> 7, 8. >>1, 2, 3. >> the basic didn't seem so basic. >> 4 and 5. >> that is why i have you count so much at first. >> okay. >> after that, it's all up here. >> i don't know if it's all going to be up here by the end of the day. >> i started to get it, so we turned on the music to get the real feel and what i had i los. >> 1, 2, 3. >>7, 8. >> i was getting the hang of it, but really was just the basic move. next came all types of turns, reverses and roll outs. >> 7 and back to 7 and 8. 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. >> still 4, 5, 6. >> from a full turn to a half
turn. i was learning it all. >> then it was time to combine what i had learned so far. >> it's the left turn. >> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. >> [applause] >> not bad if only that were all there was, but cookie had some other tricks up her sleeve. that was called the reverse. >> it's tricky because your back is up on this one. >> this is not what you just taught me. >> it took a couple of tries but i got it. now it was time to see if i could put it altogether with a partner. >> remember. >> 78. >> i felt sorry for poor norman. >> 4, 5, 6. >> finally it came together. it wasn't smooth like they did it, but it was something. >> 1, 2, 3. >>[applause] >> the class was very supportive, but i still wasn't sure i wanted my a. i was hoping for an a for
effort. on the scale of 1 to 10, how did i do on the basic? >> you did a 10. >> so what did normal think? >> you have a nice flow about your dance and i would give you a 7. >> a 7. a 10 and a 7. that was music to my ears. >> now, look at how they get into it compared to my 5, 6, 7, 8. >> 1, 2. >> you had a lot of pressure, too. you had a whole class sitting there watching you. >> they were very good. they clapped the whole time. it might have been better having them there. if you want lessons and how to learn it th the real way. it would be fun to go back and continue to do it. i did get the hang of it and that was probably about 30 minutes that we took to do that. >> you still did it in dance with a partner. he gave you a fairly good grade. >> i probably stepped all over his toes. >> if you would like to take dance lessons with the steppers on the move, they're at glen oak
avenue. for more information give them a call at (410)197-1403 or log on to our website at foxbaltimore.com. if you would like to challenge me, go to foxbaltimore.com/challenge. well, still ahead, get a great meal for half the price. we have this week's dining deal coming up. so who is that? >> we have a gun. >> no, of course not. >> next it's a lifelong commitment.
focuses on the trials marriage from a comedic perspective. the show is back for a second season and it all begins tomorrow night. fox broadcasting is the actors fisher available for us. >> good morning. >> we are glad you're back for' few more laughs. >> thank you so much. it's a nice thing, you know, i got a gig. >> so there's always so many laughs to talk about, what is going to happen this season? >> tomorrow night we premier. you're going to see the addition of our daughter. >> hum. >> who at this point in our lives when we should be enjoying the second half and being an empty nester, she comes back to the nest with the fiancé who we don't approve of. they have been comparing us to all in the family which is ant i bad thing. >> i have seen the first episode and it seems like that new cast member adds an extra energy to the show.
is that what it feels like on set? >> we have new writers. it's infused it with a lot of good energy. we have great guest stars. lennie is coming on to play my mother which is hilarious. there will be a song or two in there i'm sure. you know, we kind of go a little twisted this year. we are going to give you a few surprises. we're going to break the 4th wall and invite you in. we have been having the time of our lives. we're excited that the network has gotten behind the show and you know, it was kind of -- we were shuffled around. so we're back. and we can't wait for you all to see it. >> now one thing that is of course, is that chemistry between yourself and brad garrett. i mean, what can we expect from here this year. is he going to be the same or is he taking it to a new level. >> you know him. >> i know him. >> he is on the attack. he is delightfu delightfulliy d.
he really cares about what we're doing. he had such a successful run on everybody loves raymond. and you know, of course, we sort of gone around movies and broadway and things like that and now being veterans of the sitcom we're back and back in action. we really do have this amazing chemistry. it's like we're a real married couple of those of you out there, who have saved the test of time and have been married long enough to that we are taking a look at the things that happen in a marriage and blowing them out of proportion and hopefully taking a comic look at what happens in the marriage. >> i love the show and brad and you, you guys are just hilarious. thank you for joining us and we can't wait to see to tomorrow night. >> thanks a lot.
good morning, i'm megan gilliland. welcome to october first and a chilly one at that. meteorologist steve fertig is here to let us know how the rest of the day will be shaping up. megan and patrice, we have the cool temperatures. up around 68 degrees. high pressure moving in our general direction. that will bring us plenty of sunshine, but the northwesterly flow is going took cooler than average. we will see things change moving through the weekend. temperatures generally in the upper 40s to low 50s, so cool. we will see temperature reading out in oakland of 36 degrees just to let you know. it could be a lot cooler. 60 degrees at noon. 62 at 6:00 p.m. after getting to the high temperature of 68 degrees with a northwest wind at 5-10 miles per hour.
now for a look at what is the roads look like as we head out this morning, here is candace dold with the traffic edge. >> reporter: candace. here is the bearer of bad news with the traffic edge. that is what it looks like right now. we have a new accident that is going to cause an extra hectic ride. it's a crash on 695 before rosedale. that does take out one lane and we're left with delays out of harford county down toward the scene. right now from mountain road heading toward 695, looking at a 13-minute ride, you will definitely want to stick with route 40 or even bel air road as your alternate. now, continuing on the 95 stretch from 695 toward 895 another lengthy commute that will take 10 minutes. look at this number on the top end. beltway, taking it from 83 down toward 70, we're left with a 23-minute ride. that's a look at the morning travels. megan, back to you. here the stories we are following this morning. baltimore county police are
investigating after a body is discovered in randallstown. the man's body was found around 4:00 afternoon. no word on the cause of death. >> reporter: i'm joel d smith outside of glen mount elementary school, where drivers should be warned. it's october and two new laws making you a safer driverment one idriver.one is cameras thatn place. if you go 12 miles over the speed limit, you could get a ticket sent to you in the mail. the other one is send a text while driving. it could mean a $500 fine. it's up to the police discretion how they're going to enforce that. put the two things together, they're trying to make you is a safer driver. now that it's october, considered yourself warned. the president revealed a news during the tour of the bethesda campus yesterday.
$5 billion will be put toward research on autism, cancer and heart disease. the money will come from the economic stimulus program and it's expected to create thousands of jobs within the next two years. get in tune with the sounds of eastern europe. you will want to make note of the musical eastern notes harmonia is performing with the baltimore orchestra. walt. >> good morning, megan. >> you have been described as a musical gem and insanely talented. those are pretty highly recommended? >> we are pleased that we are reaching people that way. insanely talented, in sane, perhaps. >> no you're in baltimore and you're going to be performing tonight? n yes. >> yes. we were asked to play with the orchestra to show the roots that
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current temperatures across the state of maryland, there was a little bit of a chilly start to the start the month of october. 52 degrees in baltimore, 53 degrees in d.c. 46 degrees in wilmington and a chilly 36 degrees in oakland. maryland. the future scan model, the area of control, bringing the dry sunny weather and the winds out of the northwest that will stay with us for date time for today and for the beginning part of friday. by friday evening that is when the cold front is going to start to inch closer toward our area. it could bring scattered rainshowers toward pennsylvania, maryland and toward west virginia. again another round of rainshowers could come again in the earl either morning hours right around 8:00 a.m. on saturday morning, another round of rainshowers. that system will clear out fairly quickly and clearing the rain. it won't be a wash out, just have a wet start for the weekend and it will gradually clear out. today a beautiful start to the
day. ample amount of sunshine. 66 degrees with the winds out the of the northwest at 5-15 miles an hour. in the central maryland, a lot of sunshine, and the winds are light out of the northwest. overnight tonight, it's going to be a chilly one getting to the low temperatures around 49 degrees and into the lower 40s in the outlying suburb subub areas. the seven-day forecast, 68 degrees for today for a high and then a little bit warmer under the warm sector of that system for friday and saturday. we could actually see a chance for an isolate the chance of the thunderstorm passing of the cold front. 70% for rainshowers, 76 degrees for the high temperature, but then sunday, it's looking very nice as well as monday and tuesday into the low 70s with partly cloudy skies. pleasant conditions and another system will move in here wednesday with a high of 73 degrees. sky watch weather is at your finger tips. you can use fox 45 powerful
radar, you can use the interactive tools that will let you see when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. let's see how the roads are shaping out there this morning. candace. >> reporter: thank you, jessica. we are tracking the average speeds and you don want to hear -- don't want to hear this. 25 miles per hour on the northeast corner and a slow 28 on the jfx. here is what is happening. we do have an accident on the southbound of 95, it's right before rosedale and we're left with a heavy ride from harford county leading toward the activity there. route 40 and route 7 and bel air road are going to be the better options for you this morning. on the top end of the beltway, we cleared out an accident on the outer loop lanes after loch raven boulevard. we're left with a straight stack of cars heading from overly toward parkville and eventually hitting the scene. now taking the top end right now. it eases up a bit moving through pikesville. on the outer loop lanes all the
way down toward 795 and prapg arounwrappingaround the west si. we are seen our fair share of volume, and the cars are creeping along the outer loop lanes, heading toward 70 and eventually toward catonsville. we have a new accident to warn you about. crews are responding to the scene as we speak. it's on windsor boulevard at lord baltimore drive. these conditions are changing, but you can keep up with them around the clock with traffic reports for your commute. just log on to foxbaltimore.com and click on traffic edge. that's a look at your morning travels. patrice, and megan, back to you. it's a spectacular halloween celebration. zoo boo is creeping up on us at the maryland zoo. there's all kinds of fun to be
have. we are joined now with a lot of those creepy crawlers. we have a couple of things, an owl and a creepy spider. let's start with the owl. tell me about him? >> this is the eastern owl. he is fully grown. they won't get any bigger than this. he is about 1 10 years old. >> where would you find an owl like that. >> they're here in maryland but they're nocturne al, but you won't see them unless you come out to the zoo. >> i don't like spiders we have a tarantula here. as long as he is not moving, i'm okay with them. tell me about this guy. >> this is the texas 1 10 tarantula. and she is out at the zoo boo. people will be able to take a look at them. >> it's halloween time so you should get to the maryland zoo and check out the creepy crawlers, things that will be
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>> fillet mignon, and italian sausage, right? >> yep. >> roasted chicken. >> you cook it altogether. >> single pan method. >> uh-huh. >> you like garlic, patrice. >> yes, i do. >> roasted garlic cloves. >> let's get it here. that's the finished product. where to start. >> balsamic vinaigrette dressing. it's nice and we're going to place it down. i also like to throw a little salt and pepper. >> okay. >> not too much. >> we will get the garlic cloves going, too. >> how long will it take to cook -- it will be the longest to cook, is that why you put in that first? >> it depends on how well you like your take done. we have peppers and onions. have to have a vegetable. >> yes, that's right. >> a little salt and pepper. the sausage links, i also marinade. i half bake them. >> is this the same marinade. >> it's the same marinade.
>> and you half bake them first, why? >> why not? it's sausage. it's an old tradition. it's not so important the way sausage and for that matter food in general is prepared, but it's an old school way. i like my sausage cooked. >> you don't do it with the chicken and you don't marinade that. >> wait a minute. >> oh, i'm jumping the gun. >> hold on there patrice. she is so jumpedy. >> we have about a minute, but while you are doing that, i want to talk about the things going on at the restaurant. you have good things happening. >> jazz music on friday and saturday night. >> that's exciting and a new touch. >> that's a new touch. >> i'm trying to get the happy our going, too. >> oh, yeah. >> because we have a nice bar. >> we are specials every night. now that we're getting into the season. once it gets cold, really cold, we will have the brick often going. i might do anything from pizza to roasted fish.
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for a walk, but tomorrow clouds will be increasing throughout the day. showers late in the afternoon and evening hours. a passing of a cold front, 70 degrees on saturday and we could see a chance for an isolated thunderstorm imbedded with that cold front. once the cold front pushes through, friday, saturday and sunday, all three days and another system will push through here on wednesday. not too bad, it's october. >> the 70s. i will take that. >> i'm ready to get back. >> and stay there. >> we got the taste of the harmonia a little bit ago and they're back at playing at the bso and through the weekend. they're going to play a little bit more for us so you get a taste of what you could be experiencing tonight and through the weekend. >> we will see you back here tomorrow. >> yeah. ♪