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spread of swine flu reaching another local college. a growing number of students in georgetown university are now sick. john gonzalez spoke with students are recovering from the flu and joins us with the story. >> georgetown appears to be the second local university to get hit with a swine flu outbreak. the numbers are so high that officials have stopped doing blood tests at the school. tonight, we spoke with a student who went home with a fever last week and tonight she was told she has it. >> i was a feeling feverish one day. >> according to doctors, a highly contagious and infamous h1n1 could be on the campus and spreading quickly. this senior says she is recovering. >> it is hard not to be part of it once it hits campus. >> at least 250 students have
come down wh swine flu-like symptoms. some students are definitely being more careful. >> i wash my hands more and i use purel. making sure that i get vitamin c, eating healthy. >> some students have reported it directly to the school's h1n1 hotline. the concern is the actual number of the six students is most likely higher. >> there are pamphlets all over the place. people are freaking out. >> this latest outbreak comes days after the university of maryland reported more than 500 possible cases there. this woman believes is a matter of time before she gets it. >> so many people have had it. my singing group has had it. people are dropping like flies.
>> the woman said she is back at school becauseoctors told her she is no longer contagious. how officials collect the numbers each monday and are asking students -- health officials collect the numbers each monday and they are asking students to check their website daily. hree leaders took center stage at the united nations. president obama gave his first speech to the group. mark gaddafi made bold statements. new tonight, iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad offered an olive branch. the stories, hours after the president posts -- hours before the president hosts g-20 summit in the pittsburgh. >> president mahmoud ahmadinejad said he wants peace, but his message came with a verbal attack aimed at the united states, leading the u.s. delegation to walk out. condemning nations that he claims have materialistic views
of the world, mahmoud ahmadinejad said the era of capitalist thinking is over. >> is no longer possible to inject thousands of billions of dollars of on real wealth into the economy simply by printing worthless paper assets. >> ahmadinejad rejected foreign occupation of the east, tempering his speech with a verbal attacks on israel and the west. many leaders had hoped that ahmadinejad would address the alleged nuclear program in iraq -- in iran. his only reference was for nuclear disarmament. earlier in the day, president obama also addressed the assembly, encouraging nations to move past politics and start solving problems. >> now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges. >> is a goal for the g-20 summit th gets underway tomorrow in
pittsburgh. as leaders began arriving, the police say 14 members of greenpeace were arrested. many business owners are closing their doors and boarding up their windows in case the protests continue. >> we expect them to be followed. >> the g-20 summit is scheduled thursday and friday, and thousands of police will be on hand. nearly two dozen head of state are expected. cynne simpson, abc 7 news. the other first-time speaker grabbing headlines, libyan leader marks gaddafi, who spoke more than one-and-a-half hours. he called the u.n. security council the terror council and criticized it for failing to prevent dozens of wars since it was founded. he applauded president obama at the end of his speech. flood waters are receding, but areas near atlanta are still soaked.
numerous roadways and buildings are still water locked. state officials are hoping for federal assistance by asking president obama to declare a state of emergency. as for us, there are some isolated storms moving through. doug hill, is this connected with the rain down south? >> it is just the general flow of moist air from the gulf and atlantic. outside of the belfort furniture weather center, it is a muggy evening, showers and thunderstorms over western montgomery county, out of loudoun county, across the potomac river. north of howard county, northwest baltimore, heavy thunderstorms. most of that should stay to the north overnight. live reports on the weatherbug, 76 degrees leesburg and greenbelt, 78 degrees at mount airy. thursday morning at the bus stop, cloudy and humid, 65-70.
the 70 forecast is minutes ahead. -- the seven-day forecast is minutes ahead. major delays on the highway near benning road. the man was struck and taken to an area hospital with life- threatening injuries. the police have reopened the highway. new details on the dollars and cents of the intercounty connector. >> the road will link montgomery county and prince george's county between interstate 3 lueders 70 and i-95, but it could be pricey -- between interstate370 and i-95, but it could be pricey. >> intercounty connector will evolve from a series of construction sites like this one and montgomery county to a state of all art toll highway. a lot of people are thrilled about the possibility of the shorter commute, but others are concerned how much this will cost.
the intercounty connector is for now just a roadside garage of track and trucks. but in a few years, the roadway will link gaithersburg with laurel. >> it will cut out some of our mileage. >> progress comes at a price. >> from a convenience point of view, it is great. as far as the cost, it sounds relatively high. >> drive off peak, and you will pay twenty cents, thirty cents per mile. officials calculate the average trip will probably cost about $2. but drive the entire length of the intercounty connector, it will cost about $6. it >> in this economy, people who cannot pay do not think it is fair. >> some people think it is too much. >> i would rather be stuck in traffic. >> then there is this person, who knows that somebody has to
pay for this work. >> i was hoping that it would be free. but it costs a lot of money to build it. i am not going to complain. >> the rates are not final. of the public has an opportunity to weigh and. the final decision is expected sometime in december, and the first leg of the icc is expected to be done in the fall of 2010. jay korff, abc 7 news. a big change could be on the way for drivers in northwest washington. the treasury department wants to eat -- d.c. department of transportation to make f street one way. officials are making that request due to security concerns. ddot has not approve the request yet. the democratic nominee to become the next mayor of annapolis is dropping out. the former white house aide talked about her decision while supporters were angry over the investigation leading to the decision. >> i regret that i respectfully
step down but i will be back stronger. >> while she was running her campaign, could they find anything on her? no! >> for the record, she was referring to former d.c. mayor marion barry. pierre dropped out after questions arose about her personal finances including a foreclosure. if elected, she would become the first african-american to lead annapolis. the democratic party will not choose a new nominee after meeting friday. amount of problems for acorn. -- a mountain of problems for acorn. the story continues. >> also ahead, please for help.
the man in this surveillance video is said be behind three bank robberies in prince george's county, posing as a customer, then making demands for money. the police beeve there may be a second suspect working with him. the robbers have been at banks and bowie and new carrollton. four alleged gang members were indicted on 92 counts in connection with a series of shootings. they were charged with conspiracy and first-degree murder after five murders and several shootings dating back to april, 2008. they are alleged members of a gang. if convicted, they face a maximum sentence of life in prison. key developments in the firestorm facing embattled advocacy group acorn.
the irs says they are following the census bureau, severing ties with the group, and now acorn is firing back at the people responsible for the videotape that started their problems in the first place. armed with a hidden camera, dressed like a pimp and prostitute, they ask acorn employees with health -- as acorn employees for up with a tax advice. they appear to give extensive advice on how to disguise their illegal income, from calling their brothel an independent office to disguising underage girls as dependents. >> you can call them dependence because they live in your house especially if they are under 15. >> acorn has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the man who plays the pimp and a woman who plays the prostitute, saying that the audio was attained a legally because the state of maryland requires two-party consent to record sound. >> they have been hammered over the past few months and they are
looking to fight back hard. >> inside acorn's d.c. office, employees had no comment, but outside, voters had many predict that it has a long history. >> i think that is bogus. there are a public group, receiving public money, and they are responsible for maintaining their standards. >> they have already ruined the reputation. they're not going to get it back. >> now the irs and census bureau have severed ties. acorn is fighting to prove them wrong. the actors named in the lawsuit are connected with conservative institutions. acorn's lawsuit also names a conservative columnist who posted the video on his website. a wisconsin man has been charged with driving under the influence after the police called -- after his wife called police to report him.
>> the woman told the dispatcher that her husband was an alcoholic and "does this all the time." the police say he drank a point of vodka before getting in e car. he eventually pulled over and was arrested. the police say his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. a little girl walked away without a scratch after this unbelievable scene and seattle. she is walking behind her parents' leaving a store when a car out of the blue appears to crusher. take a look at this video. and metal parking pole is credited with saving the girl, prompting the car up and leaving enough space to spare her. she walked away without a scratch. the u believe that? >> no, i cannot imagine. can you imagine being a parent
and that happens? >> guardian angels. all day long, we were looking for showers and storms, and now they are popping up. mainly north of town is what we're looking at. western montgomery county, the storm is intensifying, a heavy downpour moving east of poolesville. then the stuff earlier in frederick county has moved near baltimore. i think initial activity will be isolated from here on out. three stops on the weatherbug network, ashburn, 76, summer high of 87. 75 at children's high in the district, 75 prince george's county, or one heights. the official numbers, not feeling like fall. today felt like summer, 87 a high, 71 the morning low. the pollen count, mold spores
are back in the moderate range one more day. late night temperatures are actually what we get a lot of times and early august. upper 70's, very muggy evening. limited thunderstorm activity, still under the influence of the humid air mass that is widespread over the eastern part of the country. that is subject to change, but probably not until friday. the surge of moisture coming from the southwest, the clouds coming from the southwest. the cold front is over michigan and oh, headed slowly to the south, southeast. through the day tomorrow, it will be warm like today, mid 80's, chances of showers in the afternoon as the cold front approaches. the dry air is lagging behind, coming through friday, a high and low 70's, lots of sunshine, low humidity. over the weekend, it may not be the pattern you are looking for. as the cool air comes down
friday, saturday the moisture heads back up. the low pressure center spreads showers and clouds saturday afternoon, saturday night, into sunday morning, and we anticipate clearing skies sunday afternoon. the express forecast, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy at times, warm and humid, mid 80's. showers and thundershowers in the afternoon and evening. friday friday, cooler. sunshine early saturday, clouds and showers, clearing sunday afternoon. very cool front is expected here on tuesday. >> thank you. i've had asthma forever. i've had asthma for 5 years. 10 years. i used to wonder why my controller medicine wouldn't help prevent... ...help prevent my symptoms from coming back. i just figured it couldn't get any better. and then i found out something i didn't know... i found out there are
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see the one night only screening of the movie. some of them dressed up. this was the first time the movie was in theater since 1955. the nationwide limited engagement was to promote the unveiling of the technologically updated version cominto high- definition bluray in january. that movie scare the heck out of me. the flying monkeys? >> we have been through this before. this ain't kansas, toto. clinton portis says everyone at hortons park is in the hot seat. and look at the former terrapins. sports is coming up.
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>> you bring your family to the game, that is $500, and then you have to eat. your spending $700 per week to come see entertainment, and get there and there is not a lot of entertainment. >> the eagles will host the kansas city chiefs, michael vick is back after spending 19 months in federal prison. he will suit up on sunday for philadelphia. it was fun at the ballpark, the nationals beat the dodgers, 5-4. there were down 3-0 in the sixth inning, ryan zimmerman, that is his wheel house. get a new baseball, the game is tied at 3-3. bottom of the last, the score is tied, long fly ball, let the celebration began. at the nationals beat the dodgers, 5-4. you would have thought the nationals had won the world series.
toronto, orioles-blue jays, travis snyder had this solo home run in the bottom of the sixth. he also had two ribbies. 7-3 blue jays, seven straight losses for baltimore. it the capitals continued to play through preseasoat a high level, beating the black hawks tonight. alex ovechkin, shoots and scores. knubel had a pair of goals tonight. how about this past, alexander semin over to ovechkin, right in front. how sweet is that? the home team wins it. fedex cup championships, east light, atlanta. tiger woods is the obvious favorite in first place, and the rain has softened the greens, but any of the top five can win it. it shld be great theater, starting tomorrow. olie kolzig is retiring,
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