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84 year old janine wagner died. a third car was also hit in a crash, no one was injured. the family of one of the victims of a washington navy yard shooting is suing the government. mary knight's family filed a $37.5 million wrongful death suit against the department of navy and veterans affairs department. the agencies missed or ignored signs that the shooter was troubled. he shot and killed st people in september before -- 12 people in september before killed by police. parents who talk to your kids about stranger danger and you need to. this is why it's important. >> police say a 13io old girl was walking to school along spa road wednesday morning, when a man pulled up in a white 1ñ6!su and opened the door. the student says the man told her he was supposed to give her a ride to school. another car pulled up giving the girl a chance to runaway and she ran home and the police were called.
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we got to teach them to run, scream, what've they can do, just -- whatever they can do to get out of harm's way. police arrested more than 30 suspected members of a black gorilla family in east baltimore yesterday. >> they were 48 48 targets of the raids. initially, authorities were able to arrest 32 suspects, in choreographed raids east and west of green monthmont avenue. >> weapon able to capture two more. we are looking for 13. we will be relentless for the efforts. >> that includes trying to track down a suspect they had but got away. one of the gang members was handcuffed. the chaos of the raidses he was able the get away.
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he is part of the group police using all the resources to round up tonight. continuing coverage right nows tonight, annapolis mayoral elections no winner in the race. republican challenger, mike pat lee douse leads josh cullen, the race is closer now within 50 votes. board expected to consider 11 provisional ballots. . the weather probably continuing to see passing fair weather clouds. nice looking friday night. heading to dinner, maybe a movie, put the layer on, the windchill factor is going to remain, nice and dry, nothing more than a couple of mixed flurry type showers west. we are try the rest of the night. the winds beginning to relent some. a stout breeze. we will be dropping sharply overnight. you will feel that. looks like a frozen dawn, 30-32
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degrees. we will look at the weather maker towards next week coming up. cline was struck by a car during a traffic stop along route 100 last month and recovering at rehab. the five 5á k is set for this sund, 10:00 a.m. in sykesville. 700 people have signed up. >> this doesn't show what family means to the maryland state police. i don't know what it is. in addition, the citizens who recognize what the law enforcement officers and the trooper dos everyday, and its their way of expressing appreciation as well. >> the money raised will help cline along a roads to recovery. sign up for the race, we have the information posted. finds it at abc2news.com. tomorrow, friends and family will run for heather herd. heather was killed by a truck driver texting while driver. it prompted the family too push for a law banning hands held use of cell phones.
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the law went in to effect last month, now a primary offense to hold your phone while talking, texting or tracking with your gps. the family continues to fight against distracted driving. tomorrow the 5th annual heather heard 5k run and one mile walk will take place at harford community college. the race will start tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. patients will have a new place to get the care they need. they opened the $160 million shock trauma critical care tower. the tower has a 64 new patient room. ten new operating rooms and a helicopter pad. they added a family and visitor lounge. child is sneezing, all stuffed up. we will break down how to you tell the difference between a cold or allgergies.
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hopping tonight. here we are, beautiful day.
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make it a good night. detailed forecast coming up in a couple of moments. >> baltimore schoolteachers, the month of november is going to be itchy and scratchy and friends. >> mustaches for kids campaign is improving learning the lives of the younger students here. tim has the story. >> reporter: the commodore john renallers elementary and middle school was labeled a turn around school just four years ago. a troubled institution, bordering on closure. >> a new principal and staff propeled this school to new heights. >> i feel like the teachers care about the students. they know them çóon the first name basis. >> now a yearly fundraising effort mustaches for kids, gives the male staff each november to drop the razor and
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grab donations. >> i wouldn't do this the rest of theee. i do it for a month. my wife hates it. i hate it. if its going to get our kids, supplies they need, we are going to do it every year. >> reporter: using the internet to raise c:kñfunds for projects been a big success. >> the third year in a row, we are the x@p fundraising school in baltimore, a school wide ñgd"the male staff and administration and community as well. friends be and family know how well i'm excited. >> reporter: there is a new respect among the students. >> teachers here are engaged and encouraging. >> they are always calm and don't yell at the students and try to keep us slow pace. >> reporter: the web donation efforts sends the students here
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a positive message. >> they are there to say we know you can do it. it's our kids doing the work. we can't wait to see what they are going to accomplish at the end of the day. >> outstanding. if you would like to contribute to the mustaching for kids campaign. check out abc2news.com. we are going to provide you a link for donations. getting the information to you as soon as possible for the mayo of annapolis. first a health alert fox you little one is miserable, how to you know if ats cold or allgergies -- if its a cold or allgergies. there are distinct differences between the two.s$w
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the fever is not the case with allergies. kids complain about a sore ioñcold. less common with allergies. the colds run their cows within a woke or two weeks. with allergies, they last a lot longer. quick check of the most powerful radar. a couple of very, very light wintery type showers in gayet county. to allegheny, frost burg, passing cloud cough. the moisture goes over the mountain peaks and brip peaks and brings out a flurry. the wind today, whipping, the mighty bays chesapeake pay brim, active this db bay 43 degrees now out at bwi, pressure is high. increasing, the wind is decreasing which is god. its been gusty db god, and its
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been gusty through the day. 36 for air temperature. that's getting down there. 3 baltimore. 45 easton. the north westerly wind, it's diminishing and pushing in very, very chilly conditions. windchill factor in the x;oñ30s baltimore. dry air continuing to come out of the west, sinuses drying out on you, you know why. the weekend pat certain a good one. keeping the flow tonight, see it creating lake effect snows over the great lakes, up state new york, cold blast will îbsa gi canadian pressure cell as it eases east, that will allow the winds to relax, some, as we go in to the day saturday and again in to the day sunday. ultimately, we will look for basically more cool and sunny fall weather, it's going to be a classic fall weekend set up. different perspective. temperaturewise. low 30s tonight. frost just about guarantees,
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from the city north and the city west, south, the state capital, you my may not go below freezing, in the 40s and 50s too tomorrow down the east coast. i anticipate a trough boundary, winds shift line, making for a breezy day at mt bank stades yum. plan to -- stadium, plan to direction in the extra layer. idfor the ages, maybe the strongest in three decades. see the last 24 hours, coming in with the eye wall over the philippines, reemerging in to open waters. see the perspective with a tight e shading parts of the eye of the storm made landfall last
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evening, one more image, incredible when they do the ybag color 3d enhancement. that was high ann as he made landfall, 195 miles per hour sustained winds, 235, maybe, last night. the philippines and continues p'th world today. tonight 32, partly cloudy, getting frosty. in the mid 50s tomorrow. ample sunshine, a great saturday. a nice one. not as cold tomorrow night. breezy conditions sundays. veterans day looks great mids 50s with sun. potential, a cold blast for sure. tuesday in to wednesday, get ready for that. in the 40s, 20s by night. maybe that spark as coastal low. the model runs keeps the precipitation from low that forms offshore. abundance of caution, the chance for showers 8yin there. late tuesday in to wednesday. with lows in the 20s.
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precipitation could become mixed quickly if it hugs the coast. a lot of things pull out now, we will see. stay tuned. >> easton is for the birds. the 013 water foul festival -- 2013 water foul festival. >> reporter: we are going tadb this is awesome, -- this is awesome, there is a contest. come down for the weekend, there is a condition test for duck calling. you are the expert. tell me about this. i heard about this. you are the guy to talk to about this. >> we have the championship. longest goose and duck calling competition in the world. the world's hottest paying, longest running contest, folks from approximately 2 countries
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and 18 to 20 states republican how to you get get. >> reporter: , how to you get in to the contest? you show up and pay the money, entry fee and you are on stage. >> >> reporter: , how do you win? >> panel of five. it pays approximately $7500 in cab. additional be thousand dollars in prizes -- $3000 in prizes. >> reporter: give me an example. >> the royal goose. start with a hail call. it's like you are far away, the geese are far away and can only
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hear the high pitch. you go from that and start going faster and faster. get closer. they want to be able to hear you, you want to be able the to hear them. you and i don't want to yell. >> that's the cool, cool contest i have ever heard. we'll be right back after this blake.
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welcome to world news tonight. superstorm, we show you the moment a history making storm crashes ashore. the crew of the barge rescued. the latest images pouring in. mob and robbed caught on camera, stores ransacked by mobs of thieves dashing for the exit with all they can carry. and second chances, the worst mistake of your life, seen around the world. tonight robin roberts with a disgraced coach, and a lesson about looking at yourself in the mirror. good evening to you on friday night. as we come on the air, we're
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looking at the aftermath of one of the strongest storms ever to tear across the ocean and smash into land. that super typhoon, 195 mile per hour winds cutting through the philippines. families there waking up to the reality of what they survived. so what caused this turbo charged storm? let's get right to abc's meteorologist ginger zee. >> reporter: this is what it feels like inside a super typhoon. the waves crashing. cameras shaking as 15 crew members, who were working on a barge, are just barely rescued from the turbulent ocean. super typhoon haiyan raced across the philippines kicking waves high, 195 mile per hour winds. power lines shredded, leaving millions unable to communicate. and tonight, we dive into the eye of the storm. talking to reporter val balita, who has been there right through it all. >> we also experienced storm
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surges, so the houses in the coastal areas are also devastated. >> reporter: those winds, so intense, this storm will likely go down as the strongest to make land fall, but how is wind speed measured? an estimate made by satellite. see, that satellite up in space has an instrument on it called a scatterometer, that instrument beams microwaves through the clouds of the storm, hit the ocean and reflect back up at different angles, that helps the satellite determine the speed of the wind. and the wind speed matters not the size of the storm. let's look at that super typhoon before land fall yesterday. we measured diameter of the storm usually by looking at the tropical storm force winds and how far out those go. well, in this super typhoon, is about 300 miles across. so it's relatively small compared to a storm say like irene, that was almost double that, but much weaker. our own gloria rivera on the ground. >> we are at this church,
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predominantly catholic country they are calling on the power of prayer, bishops leading the people in a prayer against impending casualties, that number should become more clear. >> reporter: that prayer being asked for around the world, as the storm exits the fill feens next stop vietnam. and that's just it. the sun again coming up, we'll learn more about how catastrophic the storm was, one thing i can tell you, in 24 hours it goes to vietnam and hits as a lesser storm, category two, but still pretty significant. >> still taking a lot of wind. we'll learn more, still so much unknown. thank you. now we turn to the tantalizing hope tonight that one of america's adversaries may be less dangerous. the world asking, is a nuclear weapons deal with iran finally within reach. america's top diplomat ready to meet face to face, can america trust the iranians? chief global affairs
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correspondent martha raddatz talking to sources all day about the deal. martha. >> reporter: diane, signs indicate tonight that a deal may be imminent. the administration clearly seeing this as a once in a generation chance to avoid the nightmare of iran getting a nuclear weapon. the big question, can the world trust this smile? tonight, we may be closer to an answer. an all out push for a deal is on. secretary kerry, who made the surprise visit, picking his words carefully. >> i want to emphasize, still very important issues on the table, that are unresolved. it is important for those to be properly thoroughly addressed. rich the likely agreement? some of the sanctions that crippled iran's economy are lifted in exchange some of iran's nuclear program halted. it's a rare opening, coming as iran's new more open minded president hassan rouhani has
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signaled the time may be now. something the u.s. desperately wants, a nuclear iran long being what's kept presidents awake at night. >> that it might use that bomb and it might spur its neighbors to get bombs and suddenly an unstable middle east could go nuclear and go badly nuclear. >> reporter: would this agreement end fears? not according to israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu, who is outraged. >> it's the deal of the century for iran, it's a very dangerous and bad deal -- >> reporter: famously using his illustration of a bomb with a red line to drive the point home, netanyahu believes letting up the threat of force would only buy iran time to secretly make their weapon. the u.s. made clear any deal depends on rigorous enforcement. but experts we talked to today say that is not always easy to do. any deal will require a leap of
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faith. but u.s. officials say that with iran's new president showing a willingness to negotiate, it is the best chance they have, and one they cannot pass up, diane. >> watching throughout the weekend. thank you, martha raddatz. on the economy a big jolt of good news for american workers and your 401(k). here's what happened on wall street today. the dow on a rocket ride up 167 points. a new high. fueled by the new jobs report out today, 204,000 jobs added last month. that crushed the predictions, but as more people seek work, unemployment inched up to 7.3%. and today, precisely at 9:20 a.m. pacific time in airports across the country a moment of silence observed for girard owe hernandez, the tsa officer who died one week ago when a gunman opened fire during the morning rush at lax. in miami, taps rang out.
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in honolulu a sea of heads were bowed. and in los angeles, tsa workers honored one of their own. and next tonight, a heads up from police, just three weeks before the holiday shopping season begins. they are tracking a new type of crime, popping up across the country. it's called flash rob, a play on the term flash mob, instead of a fun loving dance it has a vandalizing twist. here's abc senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: these five men walking into a chicago area sports authority are about to commit the most brazen theft you may ever see. there they are running out of the store, rolling racks full of clothing, take another look. they are stealing racks of coats, it's over in less than 30 seconds. they're not done. the same thieves are believed to have targeted two other sports authority stores, this week alone. police are seeing crimes like
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this around the country. so called flash robs. coordinated groups of thieves, who swarm stores. the chicago area clothing store was hit last year. >> we had about 15 or 16 kids in the store before i lock the door. overwhelming sensation of just not able to do anything about it. >> reporter: in some cases the theft is loud and crazy, like at this florida walmart. in others, it's stunningly calm. authorities believe the trend began with teenagers stealing candy and drinks like you see here. there's now also concern that organized criminals are adopting the same tactics, making off with thousands of dollars in merchandise. it's all part of a massive problem of retail theft. u.s. stores may be losing up to $30 billion aear to shoplifting. the fear this holiday season, that the wrong kind of mob might show up at the nation's stores. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> and are you ready to take sides tonight, a kind of showdown between two big american cities, the windy city
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and big apple. it's about bragging rights, which city gets credit for the tallest building in america? here's the argument. in new york, there's the new world trade center, 1,776 feet. in chicago, the willis tower, 1,451 feet, but new york wins, because of the 408 foot needle at the top of the building. so should that needle count? well, today a kind of super committee of architects gathered to decide once and for all, and they will announce their decision next week. and there was an image from overseas that made us smile, newlyweds at the vatican getting married. and those are clown noses. the bride and groom use clown therapy to help sick children, think patch adams, look who showed up. pope francis joining in the fun, and donning a clown nose right along with them. and next here tonight, an
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american homecoming, we are heading toward veterans day on monday, about 820,000 u.s. troops have served in afghanistan since the war began a decade ago. yet more than 48,000 are still there waiting to come home. and last night, we told you about one soldier, who dreamed of meeting his daughter for the first time. and tonight abc's josh elliott shows us the moment it happened. >> reporter: for brittany lotts, as with so many other members of military families, the journey has been a long and difficult one. >> the hardest part is constant loneliness. you think about them a lot. >> reporter: her husband is stationed in ghazni, afghanistan. he deployed when she was just 15 weeks pregnant. now, in just a few days, he will meet their three month old daughter, finley, for the very first time. >> i've been waiting for this
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moment for nine months. i can't wait. >> reporter: captain lotts is one of those nearly 50,000 american troops still in afghanistan. now he and his division are making the long journey home. >> i'm really excited right now. >> reporter: back in fort drum, hundreds of supporters wait to greet them. as one anxious wife finally gets underway. >> i'm kind of getting nervous, i don't know. i'm so excited to see him. >> reporter: the excitement of his return made exponentially more so with the anticipation, they lived for nine months apart, separated by a distance of over 6500 miles. finally, a reunion, parents and children. >> how are you? >> reporter: husbands and wives. and one very long awaited
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introduction. >> hey, it's daddy. it's daddy, sweet girl. >> reporter: how does she feel? >> new. fragile. felt pretty amazing. >> reporter: a new normal for him, and so many other soldiers like him, one of which they and he won't ever get enough. josh elliott, abc news, fort drum, new york. >> captain lotts and brittany will be at west point for the football game tomorrow. he hopes to teach there one day. and right here tonight, imagine your worst behavior caught on tape. a boy scout leader toppling ancient rocks, a fed ex employee hurling packages, a famous example tells us how he turned his mistake into a second chance. a robin roberts exclusive. and can you guess who is
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hurling balls at their heads, and their groins. smacking them with foam pads. ranting, swearing, even screaming homophobic slurs. rice became a punch line on saturday night live. >> you put it through that hole and i won't hit you with the bat. >> reporter: when the story exploded, so did mike's career. i met him and his wife kerry last week for a no holds barred conversation. when it became public, what was your reaction? >> one of embarrassment, of shock. of sadness, that i would put myself in a situation like this. >> reporter: how do you defend throwing a ball at players, the verbal abuse, the anti-gay slurs? >> you don't. it's unacceptable. something that i'll never get over. >> reporter: do you think that you were a bully? >> there were some actions that were certainly -- that were
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bullying, yes. i thought it was necessary to get my team or that individual to be tougher. >> reporter: under intense pressure, rutgers university fired mike rice. >> i let so many people down, my players, rutgers university, the fans. >> reporter: most difficult, owning up to those kids. how did you talk to your children about this? >> we talked a lot about, um, daddy made some mistakes. daddy's always working on getting better. what i'm most proud about, and this is a lesson he's also told my children, there's no blame here on anybody else. >> you can see the rest of robin's story on a special 20/20, the tape they can't erase tonight at 10:00 eastern. in our friday instant index, two strangers and the act of kindness, that has so many people talking tonight. what's behind this picture? find out next. i worked a patrol unit for 17 years in the city of baltimore.
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hour. for the most stunning image of the week, this subway snap of a new yorker letting another new yorker sleep on his shoulder for a whole half hour. wabc tracked down the good samaritan. >> i was trying to let the poor guy capture his zs as it were. >> reporter: meanwhile at the national zoo in d.c. a tiger cub learns how to swim in case he ever falls into that moat. in colorado an elk learns how to trampoline. and after one too many falls decides jumping just isn't for him. back to those russian cops. some of them just couldn't quite get their groove on. that is instant index. i'm nick watt. >> coming up next tonight, they can get their groove on, these unlikely stars topping the
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charts. >> we're on the radio! >> here the secret of their success, an amazing group succeeding even though others told them no. it's our persons of the week. mine was earned orbiting the moon in 1971. afghanistan in 2009. on the u.s.s. saratoga in 1982. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve current and former military members and their families is without equal.
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and finally tonight, our persons of the week. talk about the come from behind kids. no matter the lead singer was rejected by american idol three times. they kept singing and loving the song. and this week, they are number one on the itunes charts, their new video viewed 7 million times. we hope you check out the group. be prepared to smile. take a look at them. kids who just started singing together. and when the world said no, they
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believed in yes ♪ tonight, we are young ♪ set the world on fire ♪ we can burn brighter >> new version of "we are young," and proof they are school friends and technical geniuses, who love to make music anywhere. airport security ♪ >> how about sitting around on a sofa? ♪ >> when they decide to do beyonce -- ♪ say my name, say my name >> they do all of beyonce. ♪ oh oh oh, oh oh oh >> great to know that something
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wonderful cannot be stopped. >> 94.7, baby. we're on the radio! >> those kids on the radio and at the top of the music charts above katy perry, above celine dion, not bad for a lead singer rejected three times by american idol. >> this world is so full of nos, you'll hear no your whole life, i have. all of a sudden i got that yes. >> never forgetting to be grateful. doing it in part for the people who believe in them. nice, too, they are doing it for parents who sacrificed so much for them, through illness, through financial struggles. and the doctors who couldn't believe their son had such a gift. >> it is a sound like this. and i got hooked to beat box g
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boxing ♪ >> no stopping these superstars who believe music can give you strength. >> one of the most unbelievable gifts you can give somebody. ♪ ♪ carry me home tonight >> and to believe that music is their gift to you. ♪ i'll carry you home tonight >> and so we choose the amazing pentatonix. thanks for watching, always here at abc news.com.
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>> the following program is sponsored by operation smile. >> every year, hundreds of thousands of children are born with cleft lip and or cleft palate. >> dr. bill magee: why shoullive a life of misery?s plo >> kathy majette: a lot of people think that children that are born with these deformities are cursed. just imagine a life alone that nobody wanted to be around you. >> norrie oelkers: and we had children coming in for screening with brown bags over their head. they're never allowed to leave their house unless they have a bag on their heads.
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>> kathy majette: some children don't live because they have problems with eating, and drinking, and then die of malnutrition. >> mel: and they see us as their last resort. >> dr. jill gora: every child deserves a fair chance at life. >> peggy stillman: it may only take an hour to do something that will change their lives forever. >> noreen kessler: and you just see a whole new person, a whole new beginning. it's almost like they're reborn. i can't think of another word but phenomenal. [ music ] >> roma downey: hello, i'm roma downey. about thirteen years ago when i was filming "touched by an angel," we did a story about an organization called operation smile. i saw children who had been born with facial deformities. the doctors and nurses, all volunteers, giving these kids free surgeries for 25 years. and i was profoundly moved. so i volunteered as well. it's truly been among the most rewarding work i've ever done.
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watch and see why. nine year old sut has been ridiculed and rejected all his life. sut isn't even his real name but that's what he's been called from the day he was born. sut means "harelip" a terrible name for a child born with a cleft lip. he's from a very poor family who could never afford surgery. when he was five he went for his first day of school. the other kids laughed at him and made fun of him, so he ran away from school and he's never been back. he has problems speaking, eating and drinking. >> can you open your mouth wide? good. can i hear you say "ahhhh." >> ahhh. >> leslie rice: there are so many children who have facial deformities and cleft palate and cleft lip. they need so much attention and help and especially how we do it
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at home so young, and to think that we have seven and eight-year-olds in these countries that need help. >> peggy stillman: if we don't do it, the children are going to have deformities for the rest of their lives. it'll affect their happiness, their ability to speak, the way they look. and if we can ju do a simple procedure, it may only take an hour to do something that will change their lives forever. >> roma: this is the day everyone's been waiting for. hundreds of families have been gathered here in the hot sun since very early this morning. they're hoping and praying to hear their child's name called, to hear that they've been selected for surgery. they've been calling out children's names for over an hour now, and the families that haven't been called are getting worried. >> sut. come right here. >> roma: that's sut! i'm so happy he's been chosen.
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he's eager. he's old enough to understand how this will change his life. witnessing the process of selection here, i find myself drawn to the faces of the mothers. as a mother myself, i was deeply impacted. first, by the anxiety and the anticipation and the hope of having come this far and hoping that their child's name would be called. and then to see the disappointment and the heartache when the names were not called, knowing that what stands between your name being called out or not being called out is a question of money. it seems rather simple then that i should stand here and ask you to look into your heart and to do something to help us, to help them. so please, call now.
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because together we can make miracles happen. sut's one of the first children to have surgery this morning and he's ready to go! [ background sounds ] >> roma: sut's mom is waiting right outside the door. >> dr. lawrence kurtzman: we come to these countries halfway around the world and we do not sacrifice quality, from the equipment for the anesthesia to all the sutures and all the equipment we need, we want to make this absolutely a hundred percent as safe as the united states and the quality we want just as high. [ background sounds ] >> roma: to see a mother's face light up when she sees her child's face transformed,

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