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today at this moment, they stand there as well, deployed on freedom's frontiers. >> honoring chicago area veterans, look around the area at how we pay tribute to the service members who served the nation. >> i'm mark suppelsa. >> i'm micah materre. a tribute and we go through this emotional day. >> reporter: emotional for the family of a marine killed yesterday during combat in afghanistan. it is one of the last photos taken of james stack with his wife katy and their daughter who turned one just last week.
>> i don't know if words can articulate how proud we are of our son. this is where he grew up right here in arlington heights and we're thankful we had him. >> reporter: he tide a long way from arlington heights, killed yesterday by small arms fire in afghanistan's violent hellmanned province. his death is another reminder today of the high price of war. >> what i think about today is the young kids in afghanistan that are still fighting for our country. i think about the veterans like our fathers and grandfathers that served in the war. >> but, hey, i came through without a scratch so i got no complaints. >> i thank you for your service, i thank you for your commitment the united states of america. >> reporter: the mayor hosting
ceremonies for the 21st time today, his last as mayor. he knows firsthand what it is to have a son go off to fight. >> i want to give a tribute to the mayor for all he has done for the veterans of illinois, chicago and the u.s. >> reporter: another event honoring our nation's veterans, the annual bronzeville parade and in wheaton north, a special assembly in honor of the army staff sergeant, a former student killed in afghanistan. >> i think it is so important that all of our veterans will come back from their service in the military and be treated properly by all of us on the home front. >> you can honor a veteran today go. to our web site at www.wgn.com/veteran's day. send us a picture of a vet who deserves recognition or write a note and you can check the
features involving america's veterans. mark. >> tom, thank you. the president overseas for the day but marking the occasion with troops in south degrea . he was presented a wreath with those who defended the area from the north 60 years ago. this is a day to remember, the president urged everyone to forget those serving on the front lines -- not to forget them, i should say, and serving the troops in afghanistan and iraq. >> (taps) the vice president honoring american veterans with the laying of the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. after the ceremony the vice president said it is the only sacred obligation that we have. a soldier from plain field
killed in afghanistan remembered with a long procession. a funeral was held. from there he was taken to the lincoln emtearry where he was buried with mull military honors. people lined up along side the road with flags. he was killed by a bomb november 1. he was 21 years old. they're calling it a spa ca. it ion. and they're calling it done, it is over. and those on the ship stepped on to land after three difficult days at sea. we caught up with the families who will soon be home. dan? >> reporter: we spoke to two couples who were on the cruise, one from blue island, another from geneva. a man said this is the only cruise he has been on where he lost weight instead of gained it. they're happy to be back on
land tonight. no power, backed up toilets, limited food choices. 4500 passengers and crews on the splendour endureed a three days at sea. on monday an engine fire broke out disabling the ship. >> it was a very loud vibration. it sounded like you were hitting ground, you know, if were you on a boat. >> the couple were on board, they have from geneva. their son has been watching to see when they would make it back on land. >> they said the toilets were not working i thought 4000 people that seems like that could go down hill fast. >> reporter: helicopters delivered food and spam. not your typical luxury cruise fare. >> you dependent know what were you getting until you bit into it. it was tuna, salmon, hot dogs.
>> the fisher family from blue island said the crew did a good job with the food. a hard part was being in the dark for hours at a time. >> i took my little ipod and i would lay in bed in the dark and listen to my music. >> reporter: at the time of the fire, the ship was south of san diego and 40 miles off shore. >> when i walked into the hallway, you could smell like electrical stuff burning. i don't know if you know that smell but it's not pleasant. you walk down the hall and seen all the smoke. >> reporter: the ship docked at 8:30 pacific time. it took six tugs to pull the liner into the port in san diego. many passengers say the crew did a good job and things were calm and orderly even though the three days were uncomfortable. the trip made her appreciate the smaller things in life. >> appreciate a good hot cup of
coffee. i got coffee today. >> reporter: all right. well the cruise lines are offering refunds and free cruises to the passengers. they gave people the option of hanging out in san diego free of charge trying to get some vacation. one other note, this is important, we heard some passengers took it on themselves to change the lyrics to gilligan's island and i promise if i had them in front of me i would do a bit of a performance but that's going to have to wait. i don't have it. >> hum a little bit. >> no, maybe for the morning show, how about that. >> the one next to me probably will shortly so. [ laughter ] >> thank you, sir. >> sounds good, guys. and sniffing out bedbugs the front line of defense against the pesky critters. a man's tribute to the fallen soldiers. the rain could wash away the temperatures.
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homes but in some cases invading office buildings a survase by the pest management association suggesting it is a global pandemic. >> easy for to you say. and chicago is ranked among the most infested cities in the united states. what is our defense against the creatures? watch. >> reporter: 20 pounds of tail wagging hustle. >> happy tail. >> reporter: he loves the work of sniffing out the bedbugs. >> there we go. >> reporter: scooby has his work cut out for him. >> i go to five-star hotels, the million dollar homes. i find them. there we go. find it. >> reporter: they have been hired by anderson pest solutions to suspect an old, very large men's facility. we promised anonymity due to
the stigma. >> scooby is 90% accurate. >> reporter: they have had the bedbugs before but this is the first time they used a dog to find them. >> i jumped on it, i had read articles about the efficiency of dogs suspecting. >> i'm a dog lover so it was kind of a perfect fit. >> it could be cost prohibitive for some people. some people that like to have a nice sweep of the building and having a dog do that helps. >> the spots from the bugs. >> the most patient guy, if he has a 100 unit apartment building to go through by the time he is to the 99th unit, probably tired. >> they are little creatures, adults are the size of an apple seed. they mop on at night. >> bed, the place you sleep,
that's your -- that's a sacred place. >> a lot of people will not feel the bite. >> and linda keeps bugs from eggs to adults to remind her dog what he is looking for. >> show me where. good boy. >> now the dog is trained to find a single egg. right here. bingo. >> the worst part of my job is having to tell someone they do have bedbugs, we don't know how hard it will to be actually really finally get rid of them and if that's ever going to be possible given the situation today with the bedbug epidemic. >> reporter: under the right conditions one bug can turn into 31,000 in six months. they love bedding and wood furniture. good boy. they can travel through walls via outlets. >> they put them in a bag and
put them in the drier. throw the bag away. >> a different bag. >> bring them back up. >> reporter: the anderson team will be back to spray but in the meantime... >> if you had the bedbugs it's not the end of the world if you have the right program in place. >> there is nothing to cause them or prevent them. they are what they are. >> reporter: scooby is what he is, a highly-trained bedbug sniffing dog with another job well done. >> good boy! >> he is cute. why now? most blame international travel but it is travel and they resistance to some chemicals. we have compiled information about the bedbugs and what to look for, precautions and options, it is at www.wgn.com. we'll send you the video link if you text cover to 97999. >> what about scooby. >> he is okay. he is cute. >> he does not inguest it. >> any difficulty, can he get
it on his body? >> i don't know, i don't think so. i don't know. good question. >> just asking. >> we'll ask linda. >> very good. former president bush was in town, hawking his new book, offering insight into how serious the terror threat was to chicago on september 11th. the threat of trade wars. how a dispute mon story ray policy could threaten the tpwhroeubl economy. just so you know scooby gets more bath. he is good. >> we'll be back. [in hindi]
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weeks. first he sat along side oprah now along the mayor to promote his new book. >> reporter: and he went from seclusion to touring mode. he has memories of 9-11 but how close chicago came to being a target for terrorists. >> president bush. >> reporter: accompanied by the mayor, the former president got a warm welcome this morning despite the political differences, bush and daley are friends since the september 11th attacks when it was revealed that the sears tower was a target. and he praised the mayor for responding brilliantly to the threat. >> we want to thank the mayor for being here. i said when i was the president, chicago's best run city in america. i was not pandering... [ applause ] >> i meant it. >> they share similar backdrops.
they had famous political fathers and faced criticism for being less than articulate. a stereotype that the president douses with humor. >> thank you for letting me sell the book. [ laughter ] >> and the book called decision points surpassed opening week sales of president clinton's book by thousands. reviews have been mixed, bush has been praised for candor about 9-11, katrina and his drinking problem. >> the book opens up with laura saying to me,ky tell me a day in which you have not had a drink. >> he told the crowd he hopes to inspire someone else struggling with alcoholism saying if he could quit, others would have the courage to try. >> he elaborated stating he hoped his legacy would be what he stood for. as for the book, it is the highest order count for a biography ever. >> thank you. a clash of titans of the g-
20 summit, trade wars looming and the u.s. manipulating currencies. and some countries want the chinese to let the value of the currency rise. others, angry over the reserve's plan to pump 600 billion into our economy, driving down the international value of the currency which gives exporters an advantage. china's vice important minister defended his country's position. >> and they're problems are not caused by the currency. they have to look at their own economic structure, their own policies to find and to identify the real causes of their problems. then come up with a solution. >> the biggest fear among the g- 20 countries is that new barriers could send the global economy back into a recession. >> some of the stories that you
will find in the tribune. cop nos longer just walking a beat and patroling the neighborhoods, they are a tool in the war on terrorism. officers teaming with the fbi and training in counter terrorism. seniors may be graduating but they're not ready for college. some students at the best schools fell short based on the act testing. read the less than flattering report in the tribune. a shake-up at wgn radio. two employees are out. the program director and the program host jim laski no longer at the station. it is following the resignation of randy michaels. laski the former city clerk had a week night show. a singing author and master of improve a typical night at chicago live. the show produced by the
tribune and second city. you may know scott durrow as an author but he kicked off another talent. he is in a band with other guys like steven king. but chicago live is about laughs. >> i come from california, it is nice to be here in illinois. >> easy. walk it off, chicago. [ laughter ] [ laughter ] >> i'm from san francisco we won the world series. yes. that's when your baseball team... anyway. >> all right calm down. >> it takes place every thursday. coming up, why we could soon say goodbye to the old phone book. and how it could be easier to make healthier choices at the market. outrage forces a guide for pedophiles off a web site. a popular retailer.
using stem cells to treat cancer. the first step to making it a reality. when a brain cancer patient got an injection of stem cells. doctors don't know whether the trial will be successful, they do know that stem cells have the ability to transform into any cell, potentially creating healthy cells while doctors nudge out the cells with targeted chemotherapy. the process worked in mice. now the first human patient got an injection in los angeles. and you may want to think twice before taking another drink. alcohol damages more than the liver. a study by loyola researchers found that drinking alcohol slows healing. it impacts the immune system, derailing recovery from burns and surgery. it increases the risk of getting hiv and altered bone strength. it may be easy to make
healthier choices. retailers are working to put labels on the front of packages. the secretary of health and human services made the announcement during a summit on obesity today. and kids should start eating better now. stop the snacks, start having breakfast and dinner. the meals are critical for providing nutrients for development and behavior. and 8 to 17 year olds are skipping meals, substituting with junk food to feed their hunger. studies have found kids who do not eat breakfast score lower on tests. amazon no longer selling a guide or pedophiles. not sure whether amazon pulled it or the author withdrew it. it is the pedophile's guide, a code of conduct. it offers advice to pedophiles how to make a sexual encounter as safe as possible.
phillip grieves is the author. >> when you see them on television they are murderers, you know, that's just not an accurate presentation of the that sexuality. >> he claims that he sold one book. it triggered outrage from those commenting. some threatened to boycott the store if it did not remove the book. it is gone. phone books about to shed weight. companies are getting the okay to stop printing residential phone books. companies chame they turn to the internet when looking for someone rather than browsing the white pages. the use of the residential listings declined 14%. one company will deliver business phone books. things must end, that includes phone books and beautiful weather. tom skilling tells us what will happen next. ring ring. progresso.
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our veteran's day american flags out there. warmest veteran's day in 46 years. and there were even rainbows in the area today. peter and gretchen captured one this afternoon as we had a couple of showers go through the area, amazing stuff. you know, it has been so dry, lake michigan is down 13-inches from where it was a year ago. down 5-inches in the last month or so. that's equal to losing the 13 trillion-gallons they are treated as one lake. and they are gone as a result of the dry weather. here you see the clouds gathering that are raining on news parts of the area. look at the temperatures which, it greeted us today. 73-degree highs at gary and university park.
buffalo grove. temperatures were at or very close to 70 or the low 70s. we're going to have a northeast wind lock in on friday. warm a bit as a storm goes through the midwest. then we can have much colder air coming in on saturday, sunday a possibility of snow flurries by sunday morning in our area. 55 is the reading at o'hare. 5 # at midkey. there are the temperatures across the area. you can see a couple of these northeast winds are showing up. temperatures range from 48 at free port to 58 here in the city. and 58 at frankfort. and beautiful weather in the western suburbs today. but out in colorado, you can see the snow showers that are coming in as the colder air comes across the rockies and into the plains where it rained in kansas today. we have a bit of energy.
they are 18,000 feet in height. we show you a couple. they have been blossoming, as they move from time to time across the area, they do not last anywhere long a squall line has 39,000-foot tops from the panhandle into dive city. this a storm system that's going to lift out. another one forming that main one as prompted storm watches in the upper midwest. so things are starting to cook along the demarcation between warm air that saw st. louis and cooler air that took it to 58 and 45 and rapid city. 39 and some really cool air taking shape in the north end of the continent. it will send chilliness into the 48 and promises we will not again see four straight 60 plus days as we have for a while. you can see the chilly air. it is 22 in wyoming. 35 in minnesota.
32 in fargo. the cool air is waiting but it will not come here right away. we're down about 14 degrees in peoria from 24 hours ago. once the first shot comes through, you can see how they recover in the plains states, though that on saturday before the chill hits on saturday night and sunday into next week. north winds coming around at 6 now. humidity at 67%. here is what is going on. the arc of clouds, this is a cool plunge. as this dives into the country. it will spin off in new mexico and texas and turn northeast ward on the jet scream. see this here. it dives in here. you get low pressure. as it rounds the trough, up into the midwest will be the storm system that puts us on the storm side on saturday and cold side on saturday night, sunday. until that happens, lots of clouds, spotty showers. this model suggests they retreat north.
a northeast wind will be blowing. and predefer the clouds before -- and defer the clouds before. back to back 70s and to low 40s. that's in a matter of days. tough love the weather in the midwest. interesting. cloudty periods, hazing tonight. a shower or two. 20 to 30% of the area. lows tonight staying in the low 50s, clouds, a sprinkle or shower. then partly sunny. breezy. cooler in the afternoon. we may be optimistic tomorrow but a high cooler in 590s over the area but 50s south and southwest. partly cloudy. mild. 46 tomorrow night. and mixed sun early on saturday. gives way to late morning and afternoon shower clust they're may include a storm. that's a front sweeping across the area. a high around 61 and cooler saturday night. by sunday morning with gusty
winds blowing we could have a flake of snow mixed with this. >> trouble. >> no big accumulations. and we'll send you up to minnesota to shovel. they may have 6 inches there. >> thank you. >> it is the weekend. >> nothing else to do. >> yes nothing at all to do. [ laughter ] >> that's right. thank you. you bet, mark. [ laughter ] all of us here at wgn tipping our hats to allison payne, she is celebrating 20 years on wgn. a party hosted. she cannot believe all she has experienced in 20 years. she is grateful for every opportunity that has come her way. >> quite the spread. >> well deserved. paying tribute to strangers. using a paint brush. >> let the holiday shopping begin. >> what retailers are offering
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>> reporter: just outside of gary in lake station, indiana, it is pastery time at a typy bakery. not far from the kitchen where he is known for treats is his passion for painting. every face you that see here is a fallen u.s. soldier. >> we have here and they're fighting a war in a different country, he is a high unassuming guy, he gets to work at 4:00 everymorning, he does not stop. his love is painting and his adopted country. >> this is the united states of america, we should unite so we can make this country stronger again. >> drawing strength from paint something a way to relief stress. he wanted to give back. he went online giving pictures from a web site, strangers to him but he found a connection through his art. when he is done his only hope
is to find the family of the soldier and send them the portrait as a thank you. >> and now we need to do, we need to just ship them out. they're ready to go. >> reporter: she heard about the project and wanted to paint a picture of her friends who parents were so touched by the painting they went to his bakery to give their own tanks. >> we could not believe it, it just filled our hearts with such unimaginable, someone that you do not know, would take the time and talent to to something like that. it was just so heart warming and wonderful for us, our family. >> how you cannot feel anything when they come and take your hand, they say you are doing a good thing. >> reporter: his goal is to paint every soldier from the iraq and afghanistan wars. 5000 in all. send them to their families, he
want nos money just the peace of knowing that he doing what he can for military veterans. >> they feel what i feel, i mean this is -- this is something powerful what you feel when you know that the kid is going home. >> he does not take money he does encourage people to responsor a soldier and pay for shipping costs. ahead the shopping wars are starting. looking for an early present, wrigley field need as facelift. and the bulls run golden state ragged. it's great. i eat anything that i want.
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involve bonds financed through amusement taxes that customers already pay. >> like the uncubs would move. shopping around the corner, retailers are trying to get news the stores. wal-mart, target. jc penny and sears stores are opening their doors for the first time ever. retailers hope the new options spark the shopper's spending in a recovering economy. the shopping sales are expected to be a slight increase from last year not a booming increase and anything is better than nothing these days. tom has the look at the forecast. a bit of a reality check here and the northeast winds will only locally cool things off. we have showers in the area tonight. we think that the winds will go south for a time as the storm passes to the nought of us on saturday. that will put -- to the south of us on saturday. showers and storms with a cold
front. after that happens they dive saturday and sunday. look at the rains to occur in the plains states. in the midwest some areas could see three inches of rain and they are watches in the areas. and wisconsin and minnesota. north of the twin cities and bay field, wisconsin. most of the rain tomorrow will be to the north and west of us but you cannot rule out a sprinkle. here is the storm. you will see as it moves north it will develop a snow area and backside that swirls through the upper and western midwest later in the weekend. there is the showing up right there. there are some early indications in northwest wisconsin and or eastern minnesota could wind up with six inches of snow and saturday into sunday. for us we look for a high of 61 tomorrow. cooler at the lake. warmer in the suburbs. a period of showers and storms
after a mix of sun and clouds in the morning, developing late morning and morning. exiting. with we'll turn windy and cooler on saturday. clouds back by morning. and then just a cloudy blustery 43-degree day on sunday. lots of clouds monday and tuesday. showers. another front goes through on wednesday and by thursday, even colder air that dominates through the end of the week. no more 60s. ky see... >> ever? >> i would not write off some 60 before it is all over. i don't think we're totally done but not a long spell. >> remember, northern wisconsin snow. >> i'm all over it. >> very good. >> you listen to him now. [ laughter ] >> see you later. the photo of the day segment dedicated to the veterans. >> we thank you all. take a look at the photos of
the day. ♪[music] ♪ , reflect on the sacrifice of the veterans but the families that made for democracy and freedom of american history. >> bring them home all the fathers, bring them home. the mothers, too. bring them home. sons and daughters, we say bring our soldiers home. >> veteran's day, we will not forget the history of the united states without our veterans and those who have gone before us that have sacrificed and taken the ultimate sacrifice. free is not free.
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that's without it. >> looking good. >> and not very good. >> your voice is not good. >> it will make it. >> and the words on the screen. >> and the middle of a home stand. they are big because of a road trip is on tuesday. golden state warriors in town tonight. service people honored before the game. they are wasting no time in wasting and derek rose the give and go. in for the jam. and bulls led by 14. then the second period. long range. leading by 28.
noah. they win. they go above 500 at 4-3 for the season. >> i think we're making progress, you know, we didn't like the way we closed the second half. defense was not as good. we have to strive to play for minutes. i felt good. i thought we benefited from them playing last night. and david lee being out so, they're a tough team, they put pressure on you, so. it was a good test for us. >> and northwestern wild cats tip off their team tomorrow night against niu. and leading the team but they have plenty of veteran's after the campaign. and michael thompson, the team that will give northwestern the ncaa tournament trip. >> we have a veteran team and a lot of guys have experience. and pretty much everyone know was the coach wants. they have a feel for what is
going on. and we think we work hard and push each other we have a chance to have a special team this year. >> the focus this year for us is defense. we struggled with it last year. that's something that we tried to improve on being able to stop the teams. we're putting the ball in the hole as we did. that's a concept for us. the consequence is going to be huge. >> the bears and olin kreu t z missed practice. he called the blocking assignments on the line wiz is had its share of injurys. and zach bowman will go. and on sunday against brett farve and the receiving group. and har vin and perhaps even sidney rice. >> you got three great ones and we know the play guy, we'll go out and execute it and get the
offense back and put as many points as we can. >> and i mean apercy and i couldn't know if sidney will pray. they have a vet rab. they will get open. we have a lot -- a veteran. they will get open. >> despite the tinkering and joel finds the blackhawks, they are under 500 after losing last night. hawks have lost four of the last five. seven of the last 10. coach is getting impatient. >> we're past the early part of the year, it is, we're parts of the season we have to take advantage of the home ice points and wins of the. and a similar situation disappointing. the way we wanted to start the game and all we are doing right then they turned it on us, we didn't get equalizer but we
know that it is a long season. >> hawks have the circus trip coming up. that could be a plus, who knows. the way things are going. and tomorrow rich king's tonsillectomy. >> i'll be okay tomorrow. >> that's the news for this thursday evening. i'm micah materre. >> i'm mark suppelsa have a great evening. feel better. >> goodbye. come on, kids, come inside.
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