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107.3 to raise money for children's national center. the station holding a radiothon down there. and we appreciate your time and donations. every little bit helps. call 877-999-1073 or go to website. good morning, i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. we say good morning to tucker barnes. >> hot and steamy, that is the forecast. good morning, everybody. we have showers and thunderstorms moving through overnight. morning fog and then a mostly sunny afternoon. but it will be on the hot side once again later this afternoon. currently 71 degrees at reagan national. mild conditions as you start your morning. 67 in baltimore. 67 in winchester. ocean city, maryland, 70
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degrees. showers and thunderstorms that rolled through last night have pushed off the coast and in its wake here, as i mentioned, a little morning fog and clouds off to the north and west. i don't think that will amount to much. maybe a couple of sprinkles near the pennsylvania border. unseasonably warm, our high temperature is well above average. back in the low to mid-90s. so a couple of hot days here before we get a weekend cooldown. here is your forecast. and a lot of sunshine by the afternoon and high temperatures back into the low 90s, so a lot of water if you are working outdoors. high temperature about 91 degrees. more details on the forecast and weekend featuring good temperatures and maybe rain on the five-day. that's coming up. allison, back to you. >> thank you so much, tucker. julie wright is standing by with a look at this early morning traffic. julie, good morning. >> good morning to you allison
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and steve. we're busy. checking for an accident on southbound i-95, leaving 644. no problems toward georgia. 95 busy toward lorton -- or laurel as you continue south of 198. southbound 29 good to go leaving randolph and busy approaching 109 and in germantown. no problems north of 7100, but it is southbound near 644 where we are checking for the accident. we'll keep you updated in the next report. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. a navy seal from our area has died in afghanistan. brendan loony was one of nine americans killed in a helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. he grew up in montgomery county. he played on the football team as a wide receiver and defensive back in the '90s. >> he was our cocaptain and
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just a great leader, great young man. just a super, super human being. >> he was born to be a navy seal. and sure enough, he gave his life in that -- being a navy seal. >> he leaves behind a wife, his parents and five brothers and sisters as well. the president back at the united nations set to deliver a address to foreign leaders. taking a break from domestic concerns to talk about u.s. efforts to bring peace to the middle east and stability to iraq and afghanistan and then sit down with the leaders of china and japan. although last night this was the scene. hecklers greeded the president at a gray rights fundraiser. some shouted at him. others yelled he is not doing enough to repeal the military don't ask don't tell policy. the president eventually told them to go shout at
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republicans. part of the new health care law kicks in today. it's been six months since the president signed the landmark bill but the future of health care reform is still unclear. matt acland joins us live from capitol hill with more on our big story today. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of this legislation will be implemented today or this week and this issue is becoming debated once again. we heard about it six months ago and now we're starting to hear about it a lot again. the reason why, the elections are just around the corner. the republicans are saying this is a wrong move for the president. he should have tackled the economy instead of going after health care but the president, just out yesterday, said he wanted to folk out an health care, not only to help americans but also to help the economy. it has been six months since this ... hundreds of thousands of americans are set to get relief as the patient protection and affordable care act goes into
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effect. starting now insurance companies will no longer be permitted to exclude children because of pre-existing health conditions. insurers also will be prohibited from imposing lifetime benefits on limits. >> it's the right thing to do for our future. it will reduce our deficit by more than $100 billion over the next decade and more than $1 trillion after that. >> reporter: it requires coverage to children under 26 or parents' policies. it's an important step for 20 somethings to find a full time job with benefits. >> you won't go bankrupt or lose your house if heaven forbid you have an accident and your able to get the quality care you need. >> reporter: now you heard the president talk about how this could help reduce the deficit, it could be good for the economy, good for the american people. but if you talk to many republicans, they will say the other side of this. they say it's going to dig us
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into a deeper hole and actually cost americans more money in the long run. live on capitol hill, matt acland, fox 5 news. back to you. >> matt, thank you. we are teaming up today, as we've been talking about, with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. >> the radio station is holding a radiothon and tony perkins is out there and you can't help for each and every family and you hope it touches somebody enough because the funding and research is needed in a lot of the cases. >> if you get down to children's national medical center, you will see firsthand the great work they do, but when you see the youngsters and what they are dealing with and what they are able to overcome, it is heartwarming but they need your help. so check in with tony and find out what is happening down there this morning. hi, tony. >> reporter: hi, steve and allison. let me run the numbers by you. 360,000 children every year come through the doors here at
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children's national medical center. 200 emergency room visits per day. 18% of the patients who come here are uninsured and this hospital turns no one away. they do remarkable work. if they have to do it for free, they do it for free. and that's why there is a need for this. the third annual mix for kids radiothon. we are proud to be the partner with mix 107.3 this year and it's all about the kids and taking care of the kids and the miracles they do here every day. among the children they have served her, the young man that we all know as a peace maker, mattie step andic, a poet and the author of the heart songs book who lost his battle with muscular dystrophy sometime ago. jenny steppannic joins us on the phone this morning. are you there? >> yes. >> hi, jenny. i know you are a little under
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the weather so i'm sorry you couldn't be here in person. but i hope you're doing relatively okay. and i'm happy to talk to you this morning. how are things with you this morning? >> things are okay. i thank you for asking. we appreciate it. >> i know you were just on with the gang at mix 107.3 on their air but we wanted to talk with you as well, and you write about this in the book, about the time you and mattie spent here at children's national medical center and why this institution was so important to you. >> i wanted to mention the name of the book is messengers. reflections was one of mattie's books. he has so many, we get confused. i thought it was important to write about -- i mean everybody remembers that mattie died but the book is about mattie living. and there is so many stories
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about children's national medical center and the staff in there. stories about how they saved him time and time again and gave him more time in life. they couldn't -- as murray pollic who was the head of the icu said medical science wouldn't keep up with mattie. his body was just -- it had a syndrome that you just could not fix. but they did their best. mattie died in spite of the wonderful care that children's hospital provided him. and what is really neat is that they didn't just provide medical care, they provided spiritual care, emotional care. they played with my son. they brought him starbucks coffee so he didn't have to drink the coffee that came up on his-- on his meal tray. and those stories are what i write about, his jokes to the medical procedures. we have fond memory. >> reporter: and so much of it
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is about the medicine but we hear time and time again it is the love and affection that the staff here has for the children and it sounds likes that what you experienced as well with mattie? >> yes. there were social workers who would bring him in barbecue on special picnic days, there was one nurse that knew he was going to be missing fireworks, yet again. so she brought him in this little machine that you look in and see fireworks going off. there were doctors and nurses that would just come and -- there were doctors that would play poker with him, watch a movie with him during break rather than go off and hang with the other guys and the other doctors and nurses. they would come and sit with mattie and just give him guy time. they just treated him like family. a child would was living until he died and they allowed him to
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fully live and it was wonderful. >> reporter: well, jenny, you and i go way back and as many of us do, thank you for taking time to talk to us this morning about children's national medical center. the latest book is messenger. pick it up. it's a great read. >> good luck with this and i think it's lovely and i encourage people watching to come in and support this fine institution. thank you for letting me help. >> reporter: thank you. and for those of you that do want to help, go to the website and go to and key word kid. and you can be a mere arcle maker for only $20 a month, you can have it billed from your credit card or deduct it from your checking account and it is that easy. if you want to give more, they
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are happy to get more. but we are going to be here all morning. we'll have more from children's hospital coming up in just a little bit. steve and allison, back to you. >> thank you very much. it's coming up on 7:12. today is a big day in the next -- the capital. >> why vincent gray said his meeting with the school chancellor is so important. building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs.
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7:15 right now as we take a look at stories making headlines this morning. a lorton, virginia, community mourning the loss of a young mother and two of her children. they were killed in a house fire yesterday. 24-year-old ally anderson was able to save three of her five kids by lowering them down to her uncle on the ground.
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theresa lewis will be executed in virginia tonight. the first punishment of this type for a woman in the commonwealth in a century. she was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and her stepson back in october of 2002. so far the governor has decided not to grant clemency. lewis is scheduled to be put to death by ion at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. gray and michelle rhee scheduled to meet. it will be a closed discussion at city hall at noon today. gray has said that her future in the position would lie heavily based on this conversation today. 7:16 right now. got some city business. now some business that all of us are going to want to listen to. >> hot and humid. we're going to have to open up the pools again. >> why do they shut down so quickly. >> what are the girls doing
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about dressing today. >> they're happy about it. shorts and tops. >> enjoy the next couple of days because it will be in the 70s around here by sunday and monday. let's get to it. >> thanks for asking. >> well i'm concerned. wanting to dress appropriately for the season. >> yes. >> and it is fall now. 73 degrees at reagan national. humidity 79%. no winds, a little fog in spots. some showers and thunderstorms last evening and dropped locally heavy rain in some spots. looking at national temperatures. notice the big bubble of warm. see the 70s here in washington, down toward little rock, 74. dulles 76. new orleans 77. a lot of heat on the map. and i'm going to throw the satellite radar on top of this. see the area of high pressure. watch the storminess working up and around it. see the rain showers out to the west. well they have to work around the high pressure and that will deliver a couple of days of unusually warm weather around here with highs today back into the low 90s and we'll be
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flirting with record high temperatures tomorrow. we will celebrate if we hit 95 degrees tomorrow. and our forecast is 93 degrees. and we have a gradual cooldown with high temperatures in the 70s by sunday and monday. so cooler next week. >> if we get to 95 tomorrow, that's a record? >> yes. >> really? that's exciting. >> something to look forward to. let's check in with julie wright. >> steve, if you invite allison to go to lunch with us. >> yeah. julie got ahold of tony's credit card. >> i know, right. morton's baby and we're sitting outside. here we are live southbound at 95, here is the wreck we were talking about a few moments ago before 644. a couple of vehicles involved. state police blocking the left lane. not too much of a backup on the
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southbound side. northbound h.o.v. slowing down but congested from potomac mills to the parkway and springfield toward duke street on 395. southbound out of clarksburg. bumper-to-bumper southbound 270 toward mva. more delays through rockville and south of 28 to the lane divide. new problem westbound on the freeway, leaving d.c. in the direction of the 14th street bridge. a crash tieing up the left side. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. after months of speculation, we finally know who will be sitting at the judge's table for american idol next season. season ten. rock 'n' roll icon steven tyler and movie star jennifer lopez will join randy jackson on the panel. their job will begin next week as they begin to send contestants through to the next round. there will be no celebrity guest judges because everybody is a celebrity. idol season 10 officially
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begins in january. >> that's coming up soon. new parents should be listening up because millions of cans of baby formula are being recalled. we'll tell you why coming up. and in fredericksberg, they are ready to check out octoberfest. and we are helping out the good folks at children's national medical center as we team up with mix 107.3. give yourself a hand. thank you for volunteering. trying to raise some money for the hospital. the radio station holding a radiothon. we are partnering with them. we'll check in with tony in a few minutes. you can help out by calling 877- 999-1073 or go online to mix we're back after this.
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congress demanding answers from egg farmers in iowa, blame for the summer salmonella outbreak, a half million eggs were recalled, some 1600 people got sick. on capitol hill victims described how they became ill and lawmakers asked the tough questions. >> as an iowa residents i was surprised to find unsanitary hen houses. >> during the night i woke up vomiting, i had diarrhea so bad i had to ask my husband for help. >> we apologize to everyone who may have been sickened by eating our eggs. >> the farmers believe the cause was from feed contamination. meantime a massive recall of baby formula to tell you about. nearly 5 million containers of sim ill acformula have been
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recalled because it may be contaminated. beetles and larvae found in the manufacturing plant in michigan was treated. the fda sedin fants could experience gastrointestinal problems. the liquid is not effected by the recall. be prepared to shell out more money for your starbucks coffee as they are raising the price of drinks that are larger and more time-consuming to make, after the soaring prices of coffee beans. coffee futures have climbed more than 40% since june and the head of starbucks said they did everything they could to avoid making customers pay more, at least until now. it is 7:25. >> today new laws in your health care cost and coverage. a closer look when we come back. and also we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money
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for children's national medical center. station holding a radiothon all day. tony perkins is down there too. i'm surprised he's not in that group of people. we'll check in with tone in a few minutes. to help out 877-999-1073 or go online to n
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checking top stories, a navy seal from our area died in afghanistan. brendan loony grew up in the area. he was among the nine americans killed in the nato helicopter crash in afghanistan early they are week. no word on what caused the chopper to go down. he leaves behind his wife, parents and brothers and sisters. barack obama is preparing to give another address to the
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u.n. in new york. yesterday he urged world leaders to renew the commitment to end world poverty. today he'll talk about u.s. efforts to bring peace to the middle east and stability to iraq and afghanistan. then later he sits down with the leaders of china and japan. changes go into effect today six months after the health care overhaul bill was signed into law. insurance plans can no longer set lifetime caps on medical costs. parents can keep adult children on their health plan until the age of 26, in surers can no longer deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions and some preventative care will no longer require copayments. some legislatures are suing the government over the legislation. and tucker barnes is here with our forecast. >> a steamy forecast. we're going to be flirting with record temperatures tomorrow and we had a record yesterday out at dulles. very unusual to have 90s, at
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least mid -- mid-90s this time of year. did you get rain yesterday? >> i did. >> and we need the rain. let me mention that. it's not in the cards today. and we'll look at a mostly sunny afternoon. reagan national 94 degrees yesterday was your daytime high. dulles 94 and good for a record. bwi marshall was 91. let me mention at reagan national, not likely to eclipse the record today. today's record high with 98 degrees. but into tomorrow we're going to come close to the record. so extreme heat around here for the next couple of days and then we'll start a gradual cooldown as we get into the weekend. nice and mild start to the day. 73 at reagan national. i just peaked my head out of the door and a mix of clouds and sunshine here in northwest washington. nice start to the day. 66 in gaithersburg. 64 in frederick. 67 in quantico. and 68 in hagerstown. we had a few lone some showers across maryland and south ens
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pennsylvania and they are dying out. and there you can see them popping up there. most of today should feature sunshine and the hot temperatures. locally heavy rain last night well off the coast now. and if you look off to the north and west, a mix of clear skies out in ohio and then storminess riding up and over our ridge of high pressure well out to the north and west. this will arrive in the form of a cold front late tomorrow night and early saturday and start a cooldown around here for the weekend. so the heat won't last forever, but the next couple of days on the warm side. 91 this afternoon, a lot of sunshine. hot and humid for this time of year. winds out of the north and west at about 5 miles per hour. not expecting any showers or thunderstorm activity later today or tonight so quieter than yesterday. partly cloudy skies and quite mild overnight with overnight lows in the low 70s in town, mid to upper 60s outside of the beltway. here is your five-day forecast. if you want fall weather, hang in there. it is on the five-day. 94 tomorrow. that will be close to a record. saturday 85 and then 70s for
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high temperatures sunday and monday. overnight lows back in the 50s. maybe some showers by late in the day on monday. i know we need the rain. that's a look at the forecast. let's get to some on-time traffic with julie wright. on time is wishful thinking this morning. we have our hands full. some problems to report in virginia for those traveling southbound along i-95, the crash occurred at 644 and again in the southbound direction. you have the left lane closed off there. not too much of a backup on the southbound side. northbound trouble with a crash at quantico. more delays dale city through lorton and at the beltway and glebe road through 395. and the beltway and local lanes slower than usual out of maryland into virginia. accident reported in the left lane of the local lanes out of oxon hill in the direction of alexandria. finally westbound on the free way, the accident before the out bound 14th street bridge continues to block the left lane. that's why westbound traffic is slow out of the district. now delays beginning back near
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south capital street which means you can expect delays from doug bridge to m. street. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. the nation's health care law turned six months old. now changes in cost and coverage for a lot of us. joining us this morning, robert zerkel back representing 1300 member companies that provide health coverage to 200 million americans. thank you for joining us. some some changes go into effect and others phased in. what is the biggest thing that consumers will see starting tong for any new policies sold today or the next time a person plans renewed they will see no lifetime caps, first dollar coverage for preventative care. people can stay on parents policies up to age 26. and those will go into effect
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on all new policies and some existing policies starting today. >> other points of it being phased in, what are other things down the road, the full benefits of the package? >> the vast majority of the reforms that are going into effect are not going to be going into effect until 2014. at that time there will be guaranteed coverage, meaning everybody that applies will get one. people won't pay more because of their health status and everybody is going to be required to purchase insurance so there is not incentive for people to wait to get sick to buy insurance. and there is changes coming up in each state to simplify the choices to understand what different policies are out there and easily compare. >> that all sounds great for the consumer. i know that you represent the insurance company so what are the down sides? what can we expect will maybe not make us happy in the long run? >> the biggest concern is that health care costs continue to sky rocket and the health care reform legislation not only doesn't bring costs downt but it will increase the cost of
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coverage because there are a series of new health care taxes going into effect in 2014. in addition, all of these new benefits that people are getting on their policies have costs associated with them. it's a basic principle of economics that when you add new benefits or people to a policy there are higher costs associated with that. so in addition to getting new benefits there is higher costs and so we need to be doing a lot more to try to bring the costs under control. >> so we hear things that sound great like free shots for kids and other incentives, other free things, how far does "free" actually go. >> nothing is free until doctors and hospitals stop charging. eventually people have to pay for them in their premiums. but the legislation does have first dollar coverage, meaning there is noco-pay and deductible for the preventive care and they're looking at the u.s. preventative task force of government recommendations on what should be provided of
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services. >> i've had the benefit of health care as long as i've been working and i've still been in this mailing war back and forth and faxing papers because the billing isn't quite right. are you concerned at all that consumers won't really understand the billing and so not know what to look for in insurance. how can we get around this kind of confusion when it comes to paying? >> one thing that our industry supported was to have a lot of reforms to simplify the process. all of the back-end stuff to make it easier for when a patient comes to the doctor's office to know what the patient is covered for, to be able to file claims, get payment, to streamline the whole system. we're taking a big effort to put the entire health care system fine so -- online so we are not doing things on hand and we need to move to a 21st century health care system and hopefully this will bring up forward in that regards. >> before you go, there was a
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poll taken that a quarter of respondents are still not informed about the provisions, like the death panels popping up and all of that. how do we work toward a clearer understanding as the provisions of this health care reform bill are faced in? >> i think there has been an expedited time frame to get this happening. we started working on these eforms the day after the bill was enacted. so there is a great deal of work to be done and there is confusion, but our industry is doing everything it can to educate its policy-holders about the new changes coming into effect. many members have set up websites devoted to the new health care reform law, of putting out information in news letters and equipping people on call lines to make sure people have the information they need so if they have questions they can get the answers they are looking for. >> excellent. robert is with the america's health insurance plan. thank you for being with us today. steve, over to you.
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>> allison, thanks. 7:38 on this thursday morning. coming up, we'll let you know what happened to the stuff that was out on the side of a d.c. street. and teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. there is hyun onester who was -- is one youngster who was helped. the radio station holding a radiothon. to help, you can call 877-999- 1073 or go online. thanks to all of the volunteers. give yourself a hands. some of the wizard dancers there as well this morning. fox 5 morning news will be right back after this. 7:39.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help.
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middle class marylanders do. check the tag. made in france. wow. the price tag. double wow. up to 60% off. find what makes you happy at a price that makes you homegoods happy. 7:42 as you take a look at stories making headlines. we showed you these pictures yesterday of the aftermath of this eviction in the district. it turned out to be a bigger
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job than expected. woman was considered to be a hoarder and some people said she had enough stuff to fill up to ten homes. all of those belongings were dumped out on 11th street northwest. a virginia moving company volunteered to store it and filled up three trucks, the city has agreed to store the rest. a public meeting at fort detrick to tell people about cancer studies was not open to tv cameras. hundreds of people have been diagnosed around the base and the restoration board would not talk about the cancers but did announce an archival study that could take years. the new state of the ard children's -- state-of-the-art children's ward opens today. the united medical building is the first specialized pediatric unit. it is expected to provide world class care to 20,000 children every year. speaking of care for children, it is a great opportunity, a great facility and today we are hoping that you help us out with a great
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cause. we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. >> the station is holding a radiothon today. and tony perkins is out there helping out. tony, good morning. >> reporter: here is the great thing. if it goes on until 7:00 this evening, fox 5 media partners with mix 107.3 for the third annual mix for kids radiothon. i'm joined by dr. gerard martin from the center for heart, lung and kidney disease here at children's national medical center. good morning. good to meet you. >> great for you to be here. >> we're thrilled to be here. and you're a cardiologist? >> i am. >> and often when we think about some of the kids that deal with illnesses and the like, we don't often think about heart issues. think many of us think that's a disease for older people. that's not the case?
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>> that's right, tony. i've been here for 25 years. the last 13 i've been developing our heart institute here at the hospital and we've developed that heart institute because heart disease in children is the number one birth defect. >> reporter: that's an amazing number. you were telling me earlier, is it one out of -- one out of every 100 births? >> that's right. and mothers don't know that. over these years, when i go into a hospital room to meet a mother or when i go to a nursery to meet a mother, i walk in and i tell them your baby has heart disease and they constantly say i didn't know baby's got heart disease. and it's one out of every 100. >> that's extraordinary. so tell me about some of the types of -- i think i've heard of sometimes a child being born with a hole in the heart, that type of thing. tell us about some of the illnesses that you treat and see most frequently here? >> reporter: so the congenital heart disease that you are born with can be as simple as a hole in the heart and that accounts
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for about half of the heart disease. but some of it can be very complex. about a quarter of what we do are combinations of holes in the heart or missing chambers and those can be devastating because there isn't one simple fix. and that's why you want a hospital like children's, because what we've been able to do is bring a team together with a world renouned cardiac surgeon rich and jonas, with a world class interventional cardiologist michael slack and all of the other team. we have over 30 cardiologists now. three cardiac surgeons. altogether we have about 400 people on the team, basically there to take care of the complex babies. >> reporter: and that is the key. because it's different dealing with babies and children than it is dealing with adults and so you have the team in place to do it. it's very complicated and also very expensive. >> it is. and that's why parents don't know that they're going to need
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us, but we're here for them. so as i was telling you, getting involved with the radiothon today is kind of like, when you have your baby, starting your college account, supporting your local children's hospital because you don't know -- i told you, i have five children, every one of my five children have been treated here. >> i think so many of us in the community have direct or indirect ties to this hospital, many of us in my family, my brother was treated here many years ago when he was a child and so many of us have the stories. doctor thank you so much for the work that you do. thank you tore taking time out to talk to us. let's give them the number. we want you to call 877-999- 1073. these are the volunteers and we want the phones to ring. we have some wizards girls here from the washington wizards. volunteers and ladies from
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kohl's are here. a great group of people. 877-999-1073 to make a donation. let's get these phones ringing. thank you very much. we appreciate it. back to the studio and we'll have more here from the mix 107.3 radiothon coming back in a little bit. and tucker is with us as we switch gears and look at the forecast. >> hot and humid. highs back in the 90s. a couple of more days of that before the weekend cooldown. and take a look at the temperatures. a mild start in washington. 73 degrees, cooler off to the north and west. pittsburgh 64, boston 65. so you get the idea. temperatures well above where they should be this time of year. the average daytime high is in the upper 70s and we're talking about low to mid-90s the next couple of days. high pressure off to the south and to our south and west and pumping in this unseasonably warm air, not only here in washington but you can see 80s and 90s up and down the eastern seaboard. we'll start a gradual cooldown into the weekend. s had high temperatures by
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saturday, only the mid-80s with a lot of sunshine and then sunday and monday, mid-70s with a lot of clouds around. but we could be floating -- flirting with records particularly tomorrow as our record for the day is 94 and we're forecasting 94. >> so within a few days, like a 20-degree jump. >> yeah. >> we're all going to be sick. >> thank you, tucker. 7:49 on this thursday morning. former secretary of labor robert rice is going to look inside his new book as we detail what is happening with the economy. >> in the book he said wall street isn't to blame for the country's economic problems. we'll take a closer look in the next hour. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we are investigating what you should do this weekend. and i think octoberfest in fredericksberg should be at the top of your list. we have come all the way to the blue and gray brewing company where i think they are dressed for the part. look at that. they are ready for the close-up and we haven't even tapped the
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keg yet. coming up, we'll tell you why you and your family will not want to driven this german festival this weekend. stay with us. 
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it may only be september,
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but octoberfest kicking off the 200th birthday this year. >> and we're so glad they are. today holly morris is in fredericksberg, virginia where they are getting ready to host a celebration tomorrow night and saturday. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and this is the 8th year they've done it here if fredericksberg. it's one of the biggest celebrations in the area and we've come back to the people who host it. and it's the blew and gray -- blue and gray brewing company and we met up with our chef, fritz. >> reporter: and we are in the new retreat, which is a new addition. >> it is. nine weeks. a year of location from our old location to this location here. >> reporter: so and it's fair to say the food will be better than ever this year. >> we like to be a step above everybody else when it comes to pub cuisine. so you like to get some this afternoon -- or this morning. >> reporter: i know it feels
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like afternoon. we only have a couple of minutes, so get starts. >> and this is my main crew. >> reporter: you're the guys that do the real work, i got it. we'll let him be the talking head. >> i would like you to put that on so you don't get full of flour. and we have pretzel dough. and get into the flour and then twist it up into a nice pretzel. you can be rough or gentle with it, just try not to squeeze it just roll it out. using like a rolling pin. >> reporter: they don't have rolling pins. >> we have presses. we make our own pretzels. >> reporter: this is going to be a bavarian pretzel. >> yes. and we'll have you twist that. maybe 4 inches longer. good job.
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calvin does this himself all day long and when i ask him to make five dozen pretzels, he smiles with a tear in his eye. >> reporter: and what does it have in it? >> brown sugar and some secret ingredients that we don't reveal. >> reporter: you have to come out to the octoberfest to taste it. >> we have bratwurst and you did good on that. let me roll it out here. >> reporter: that was very nice of you to say. let me help you out here, just a little bit. it's harder than it looks. >> it is. with the flour there. and now at this point we're going to twist it out. take your finger and shoot it here. like a tie. and do it over and over. like you're closing up the tie water on a bag of bread. you're doing good. not as great as calvin or chris
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or paul. >> your job is not at stake. you did look worried. >> you did that well. we'll get it into pans. do you want to try to do another one or put it in the oven. >> reporter: let's put it in the oven. we don't have time to do another one. is our website. we have a link to their website so you can find out more about the octoberfest celebration going on tomorrow and saturday. it involves the tapping of the keg, the raising of the signs, the singing of songs. whole do all of that coming up later. you knew we were singing? just wanted you to get warmed up. that's it for now from fredericksberg and we'll have more later. >> two out of three isn't bad, holly. she is raised for her roles, and amy ryan is going to be with us. we'll look at the new film jack
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goes boating coming up after 8:00 when she joins us. and also today we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. the radio station is holding a radeothon all day and now tony perkins is out there helping out. if you would like to donate 107.3 stay with us.
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood,
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i know that we must do even better. the pentagon still is not saying what caused a helicopter to crash in afghanistan earlier this week. but we are learning that a local man is among the nine american victims. he was a star athlete in maryland whose love for country has taken a terrible toll. and then six months after the new health care bill was signed in law, today you start to see changes in costs and coverage. we'll break it down for you. robert wright joins us with a look inside his new book and in it he said wall street is not to blame for the country's
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economic problems. we'll look at that in a couple of minutes. thanks for being with us this thursday morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. we say good morning to tucker barnes and we look at today's forecast which is a repeat of yesterday. >> it is. hot and steamy. no thunderstorm activity today. yesterday we had big ones in the late afternoon or early evening hours. other than that, we're looking at the possibility of more record temperatures. not today, but tomorrow's daytime high is mid-90s. >> i have to turn my air back on. >> i did too. and that's after the first day of fall. i want to save money. let's look at current conditions and right now temperatures in the 70s. nice and mild start to the day. humidity is 79%. no wind out there. out of the north at 0 miles per hour. fog this morning. places got some good rain last night. not all of us saw the rain and we need more of us and unfortunately not in today's forecast. there are the showers and thunderstorms across montgomery
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county pushing across prince george's county toward annapolis during the evening hours yesterday. but you can see cloudiness and a few light sprinkles off to the north and west, up toward the maryland border this morning. that's the worst of it. the trend should be to increase the sunshine and increase the heat with high temperatures back into the 90s. a lot of sunshine, hot and humid for this time of year. high temperature 91 degrees. so a couple more days with temperatures in the 90s and then a weekend cooldown. i'll have details on that in a couple of minutes. >> did you say cooldown? >> cooldown. let's check out with julie wright and find out what is happening on the roads. >> still a busy commute. delays leaving 95 toward georgia avenue. no accidents, just heavy and steady volume. southbound 95 on the brakes from 198 headed south. northbound at 216 a wreck reported. bw congested out of laurel. traveling westbound to the outbound 14th street bridge, the accident blocking the left lane and that's why you are so slow as you travel from south
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capital street from the freeway all the way out into virginia. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. the war in afghanistan hitting close to home once again. a navy seal from maryland has died. brendan loony and eight other americans were killed in a nato helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. no word on what caused it do go down. he grew up in montgomery county and went to school in riverdale and played a wide receiver and defensive back in the 90s. >> in the senior year he was our co-captain and just a great leader and super, super human being. >> he was born to be a navy seal, and sure enough he gave his life being a seal. >> brendan loony leaves behind his wife, parents, and five brothers and sister news president obama delivered another speech again today.
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he reminded them about anti- poverty goals set ten years ago. today he talked about peace, saying israel's security required an independent palestinian state with dignity. today he sits down with leaders of china and japan. but last night a different story. hecklers greeted the president at a gay rightses fundraiser in new york. some protestors shouted at him for not funding more aids programs and others yelled he is not doing enough to repeal the don't ask, don't tell policy and the president eventually told them to go shout at republicans. it's been six months since the president signed the landmark bill for the future of health care reform and the future is still unclear. matt acland joins us with more on this big story. >> reporter: good morning. as provisions of the new legislation are being implemented today it is also becoming quite a stir. republicans may come with a new
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plan to repeal the law if they take control of congress. but the democrats, including the president, are touting this legislation, saying it's good for all americans. it has been six months since this ... hundreds of thousands of americans are set to get some relief as the patient protection and affordable care act goes into effect. starting now, insurance companies will no longer be permitted to exclude children because of presifting health conditions. insurers will also be prohibited from imposing lifetime benefits. >> it is the right thing to do for our future. it will reduce our deficit. >> reporter: it requires coverage to children under 26 on their parents' policies. it's an important step for 20 somethings who may be struggling to find a full time job with benefits.
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>> you won't go bankrupt or lose your house if, heaven forbid, you end up having an accident. and you are able to get the quality care that you need. >> reporter: you just heard from the president who talked about how this new legislation that has helped health care reform could actually reduce the national debt. the republicans think otherwise and think that the costs will be more expensive for individual americans. we'll have more on this coming up in about an hour. allison and steve back to you. >> thank you so much. and we are teaming up with mix 107.3 today to team up with children's medical center. >> the radio station is holding a radiothon all day and tony perkins is out there helping the cause. good morning, how is it going? >> reporter: it's going great. the phones have been ringing pretty good during the last several minutes. so that is great. i'm going to give you the phone number right away. 877-999-1073. that's 877-999-1073.
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these lovey ladies are the wizard girls and call in and you can talk to one of them. if that's what it takes just call. that's what happens. we want you to make a donation to children's national medical center because of the extraordinary work they do here. we've been selling you the stories from this morning. and now we are with lori herndon. and her daughter has had two open heart surgeries here and four total. you were living in new york and she had two surgeries there. how old is rosemary. >> she just turned 3 the end of june. >> reporter: so four heart surgeries. which is extraordinary. how is she doing? >> fantastic. >> and tell us about it. >> she was bosh with h.o.h.s. she has half of a heart and it takes three staged surgeries to correct that or try to get the
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heart to function properly. and her third open heartry, was october 2nd of last year. and she didn't take to it very well so we stayed here for about six months. >> and so you say today she is doing better? >> much better. >> but there is still a road ahead. >> there is. but we kind of live right here, we put the blinders and live in the moment and in today. >> reporter: we talked to dr. martin a little while ago and he's part of the cardiovascular team. talk to me about the doctors here and the work that they've done and your experience with them? >> they are absolutely amazing. between the doctors and the nurses, all of the staff here at children's, we're incredibly appreciative for their knowledge and professionalism. they really did everything they
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could in getting rosemary back to health. she wasn't doing very well after her procedures. and they basically -- the knowledge of dr. jonas was her surgeon and it was his idea to revert her back to the second stage surgery and that's why she's here with us today. >> do you have a picture of rosemary. >> i do. she was 15 months old but this is pedals and this is our little rosemaries. >> she's adorable. thank you for taking the time to tell your story. i know you've spent a lot of time here at children's and very nice of you to come in this morning. >> absolutely. >> thank you for getting the word out. >> they are amazing and fantastic. >> that is what it is all about. and again $1 million just to open the doors here every day. anybody who comes in, they take care of them, whether those folks can afford the care or not. whether they have insurance or
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not. so that's why something like this radiothon is necessary. it is the third annual one. the number again is 877-999- 1073 or go to the mix 107 website, it's, key word kids. there is a simple way to make a donation of $20 a month and it's billed to your credit card. so you can ask about that. we'll have more coming up from children's hospital in a little bit. allison and steve, back to you. ten minutes past the hour. we'll check out other stories making headlines. >> a look at the man police are calling the preppy burglar. and then robert rice joins us with a look at his new book. he said wall street isn't to blame for the country's economic problems. we'll take a closer look when we come back. n.ce
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take a look at some stories making head lien -- headlines. we are getting word of a shooting at a 7-eleven in montgomery county. a customer got into a fight with a clerk. detectives arrested the store clerk and still investigating the incident. and the hunt is on in maryland for the man police are calling the preppy burglar. here is a look right now. this is surveillance video of the guy knocking on a door of a house in highland. you can see he's dressed up with the shirt and tie. eventually he goes around to the back of the house and breaks in, stealing electronics and other goods. if you are looking to buy a house in the d.c. area, be prepared to pay big time. bethesda ranks 20th on the list of the most expensive houses in the nation from coldwell banker. a 4 bedroom will run you over 800,000. and alexandria and the district
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ranked high. newport, beach, calle the most expensive, costing $1.8 million. >> it makes bethesda look like a bargain. 8:14 on this thursday morning. we'll check in with tucker for a look at our forecast and something special. >> good morning. >> let's get to it. cuteness of the factor. time for the my first 5 photo of the day. this is hayden. she is having a great time at the charles county fair. >> i wonder what she likes. >> you know what she likes, allison. she loves elmo, barney and who else but mickey mouse. >> three choices. >> good old mickey. >> he's a classic. to send us your child's picture go to and click on mornings. a lot of water out today. a lot of temperatures back in the 90s. our highs will be 91, 92 out there later this afternoon. 73 at reagan national. nice mild start to the day.
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a lot of 60s on the map. 64 in frederick. 67 for the start in fredericksberg. 69 in ocean city. showers and thunderstorms that rolled through here tonight, those are well to the east this morning and a couple of left over showers toward pennsylvania border. most of us should be dry. it will be bright, just on the hot side with highs each afternoon back into the 90s. in fact tomorrow, in all likely wood we'll set a new record high temperature at reagan national, back in the mid-90s the next couple of days. here is your five-day forecast. bright sunshine today, 9. 94 tomorrow. could be record heat around here. and cooldown this weekend and back to fall-like weather by sunday and monday, with daytime highs only -- get ready for this -- only in the mid-70s of the might have to break out the jacket by early next week. that's a look at the forecast. let's get to fox 5 on-time traffic and julie wright who cannot wait to break out the fall clothing. >> from shorts and a tank top
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to a jacket. >> you got it. traveling downtown, southbound 270 on the brakes, germantown through rockville toward the split. the westbound free way still complicated to the 14th street bridge. the accident blocking the left lane. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. wall street got the lions share of the blame when the u.s. economy went into a free fall back in 2008 but the real reason may lie elsewhere. according to the premise of a new book, robert rice said the problem might be somewhere else. and he joins us to talk about that. >> good morning, steve. >> where might that blame lie? >> it lies a lot of places. i think wall street access is the proximate, mediate cause. and as you scratch the surface, you see that the real cause is that the middle class in the united states, and i'm talking about people earning from 25,000 to $100,000 a year.
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they are not increased their incomes, adjusted for inflation in about three decades. and the only way they could keep on spending, and they is you and me and most people is by borrowing and going deeper and deeper into debt. that debt bubble burst. but the underlying reality is that for three decades even though the american economy was expanding, most of the income and health went to the top. >> and a lot of people in the middle class -- and you can't blame some people because it seems we're inundated with visions of wealth, whether on tv or somewhere else and people got caught up in the thought of where is my share. >> and we did overspend relative to our means but you can also say that the means did not keep up with what the economy could have provided average working people. by 2007 the top 1% of americans were taking home 23.5% of total
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national income. we haven't seen anything like that since 1928. you know what happened in 1929. >> there is a little bit of a depression starting to set in. >> yeah. and when the fiddle class doesn't have enough purchasing power, you do set up yourself for a huge economic downturn. it happened in the 30s and this great recession, which, no matter what people say, if they say it's over, they shouldn't believe it because it's not over. >> and when you talk about the depression, are you saying we might be on the edge of something like that happening again. >> i think we are in a -- not a great depression and the recession continues and even though the official economic state is we're coming out of it, we are not coming out of it. the economy is growing by 1.6% on an annualized basis and that is not enough to bring down unemployment. and i respect and admire the
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white house team trying to tackle this, but this is not like your garden variety recession and this continues and it will continue until we build up and rebuild and reorganize the economy to reward the middle class. >> and you spend a good part of the book detailing what could happen. if you could summarize that a little bit. do we have to go to the extreme where we did back in the 1930s where we reinstructed the whole economic base and principals. do we have to go to those extremes? >> well i do think we have to restructure the economy. and tas the reform that is necessary and the alternative, if you have millions of americans that are frustrated and angry and feel that the game is rigged against them, the alternative isin -- is inevitably going to be politics that gets uglier and uglier. and people at the top will say
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i stand to gain more by a smaller share of a rapid growing policy than i gain now by a policy that is dead in the water and politics becoming ugly. >> those are two things i don't think people would argue it but that doesn't seem like a reality these days. >> well in the book i spell out what can be done. and for example, the exempting the first $24,000 of income from the payroll tax. and basically applying the tax to income over $250,000. that would put moneyly into the economy and let's face it, people in the top 2% or 1%, they save most -- or at least a big portion of their income much more tan people in the middle class. >> and a number of the things done in the recent years to try to stimulate the economy, some
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things like lower interest rates, the stimulus tax credits. you're saying those have not worked this time around. are we on the edge of making more decisions like that in your opinion that may not be working either. >> well they helped. they pushed us in the right direction. but the fundamental problem is not cyclical. most recessions are cyclical, so if you lower taxes or help. but in the long-term this is structural. we have got to rebuild the middle class and change our tax system and provide better education and structure. this is a longer term and a huge challenge for this country. >> the book is called aftershock. thank you for coming in. and his day job is treating at cal which is tucker barnes alma mater as well. >> well, naturally. >> it's a wonderful school. berkeley -- come out to berkeley. just come out. >> on your invitation i will be there.
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thank you so much. well time now is 8:22 and it's 73 degrees on this early thursday morning. now a way to save you some of the money. a man has come up with a way to turn dog poo into power. i read what they tell me to read, folks. and today we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to team up. they are holding a radio than all day and tony is helping out the cause. if you would like to donate call 877-999-1073, or go to mix we'll be right back.
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a last-minute plea to save a family pet. a panel for the prince george's animal control found app april -- april of attacking a small dog in february and has been deemed vicious and the lab must be put down. the family said the owner of the other dog didn't complain nor bring her to the vet until
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a month after the incident. >> she brought pieces of paper, literally withdrawn illustrations on what she had seen. there was no actual pictures or wounds. there was a bill but it never specified what was the findings and why her dog was injured. >> the family does have a decide to appeal the decision but it will cost $2,500 to get it to court and they don't have the money. how about turning dog waste into power. that's what a massachusetts inventor has come up with. dog owners know very well their best friend has to go no matter what. now they can turn that into energy by putting the waste in a place called the sparks bar. and it helps with clean energy and waste disposal and all people need to do it is just look around. >> i think that's great. we have to pick it up any way. >> it's called recycling.
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8:27 now on this thursday morning. >> coming up next, we are still more than a month away from jon stewart and stephen colbert's rallies on the national mall, but this morning we are getting crowd numbers. the estimates and numbers for you when we come back. and we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. the radio station are holding a ladyothon all day. and you can donate by calling or go to we'll check back in with the folks in a little bit. csttd em
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welcome back. it looks like two rallies in the district will be bigger than first expected, at least by a little bit. jon stewart plans to hold his
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rally along with stephen colbert's match to keep fear alive both on october 30th. they amend the the numbers from 25,000 to more like 60,000 people. and we're still a month away so the numbers could still go up. >> sometimes the numbers might be even more than the 60,000. we'll see. in the meantime, say if they were having that today they would have some hot weather. >> would need a lot of bottled water out there on the mall. >> take a look at yesterday's temperatures. 94 degrees. it felt warm. dulles had a new record and bwi marshall 91. and today is the first day of fall and temperatures back in the 90s. so 15 degrees above where they should be. currently 74 in downtown washington. a comfortable start. mild temperatures here off to the north and west, back in the 60s in places like manassas, you are 66 and 67 in winchester. leonardtown is 70. 71 in annapolis. i mentioned high temperatures back in the 90s today and tomorrow as we have a big area
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of high pressure off to the south and west and that will deliver generally fine conditions. we'll take showers and thunderstorms out of the equation. there we can see the satellite radar and the showers and thunderstorms we got last night well off the coast and well off to the north and west. that's our next frontal system. that will get in overnight friday and into saturday and cool us down by the end of the weekend. but until then, we'll be flirting with record temperatures the next couple of days. a lot of sunshine, hot and humid out there this afternoon. 91 degrees. a lot of water if you're going to be out and about. winds out of the north and west at 5 miles per hour. and the five-day forecast. here it is after record high temperatures tomorrow, at least the possibility, with highs in the mid-90s, only in the mid- 80s on saturday. a lot of clouds around for the end of the weekend with high temperatures, get ready for jacket weather, only in the mid- 70s by sunday and monday. that's a look at the forecast. back to you at the desk. we are teaming up today with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical
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center. >> the radio station is holding a radiothon today and tony perkins is helping out the cause. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they will be broadcasting until 7:00 p.m. here from children's national medical center for the mix for kids radiothon third annual event hoping to raise money for folks here at childrens. if you want to help out, the number is 877-999-1073. i want to give that to you again. tara taylor, who we met last year, she is the director of the nicu, treating the smallest patients, tiniest patients that you have here at childrens. and jessica carmen is a transport nurse and that means you're in the helicopter. >> yes. a helicopter and ambulance, we pick up the babies that are very sick that need to come here and need our services. >> let's talk about that population of patients. we see these stories sometimes, but now some of the babies who
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need care are absolutely tiny. tell me about some of the needs that they have and how small they can be. >> well we are a tertiary referral center so we bring in babies that were born at other facilities and need higher care. and that typically means multiple surgeries or genetic consults or are very small. and we use the term micro preemie which is a few pounds and some could go down to a pound at delivery. >> reporter: and often you are the first person that the parents see? >> right. yes. we receive a call from another hospital that they have a patient that is very ill that needs to come to us and so we determine how we get there, either helicopter or ambulance, depending on how sick the patient is and when we arrive we take over care and bring the babies back so they can be seen by the specialists we have
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here. >> reporter: and what do you call the helicopter? >> sky bear. >> reporter: that's wonderful. and needless to say, this type of care is extremely expensive. >> it costs a lot of money. and tony, every year i donate to children's hospital. i have every year i've been an employee here because i see that the need is there. i know sometimes people think hospitals have the money they need, but there are any number of thing that's a hospital can do besides the care. we do not turn kids down. if any hospital in the area calls us and is he we need this child to come to children's hospital for whatever reason, we send our team out and get that kid here as soon as possible. so besides that, there are all kinds of special products and developmental things like things for premature babies to put to good use for the patients. >> reporter: you are there in the trenches, thank you for the work you do and for spending time with us this morning. we're looking at the volunteers now. we have the phones ringing. we want to make all of them
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ring. call 877-999-1073. there is a great way to contribute. it is called becoming a miracle maker. it's easy. it's the easiest thing you can do. you can have it billed to your credit card every month, $20 a month and it's automatic, don't even have to think about it again. it takes 90 seconds to set that up over the phone. and you can go online to mix 107.3 and use the key word kids and you can donate online. we'll have more coming to you from children's national medical center in a little bit. back to you. >> tony, thank you very much. 8:37. more stories coming up on this thursday morning into and we've heard a lot about joaquin phoenix and he makes another appearance after admitted it was a two-year hoax. >> that's a long time. >> it sure is. and check our job shop on
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our job of the day is at the washington hospital center looking for radiology tests. for more information on this job and many others go to and click on the job shop tab at the top of our home page. we'll be right back.
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland--
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a big madonna fan behind bar this is morning. retired new york firefighter robert leonard is accused of scrawling messages of adoration on the sidewalk outside of her apartment and possessing a 7- inch ice pick. the 59-year-old is charged with graffiti and criminal possession of an ice pick and resisting arrest as well. a judge set bail at $20,000. defense lawyers deny the charges and say it's not a crime to adore madonna. >> add two drops of water and you're on top of the mountain. >> actor joaquin phoenix is saying i'm sorry for his appearance last year.
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he appeared with the long hair and bushy hair saying he was to be a rapper. letterman is accepting the apology and now wants a million dollars for his role in the film. >> we know where that would end up going. that's interesting. good for him. he said he was quitting acting. >> he went deep undercover for it. >> but the whole goal is to get people talking. and we still are. we have a lot more talking to do here. it's 8:42 on this thursday morning and speaking of acting, she has won awards for her roles. amy ryan has a new film outside of philip seymour and we're looking at the movie coming up. and we're teaming up with mix 107.3 for children's medical center. they are holding a radiothon there all day and tony perkins
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is there. to donate call 877-999-1073 or go to holly, good morning. >> reporter: i will never make it on radio, but i do like to sing. [ singing ] >> reporter: we are gearing up for the 8th annual octoberfest celebration and we'll tell you how to get in on the fall time fun. it's all next on fox 5 morning news. n
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well a new movie out tomorrow centered around two couples struggling to find love and then hold on to that love. it stars actor philip see more hoffman making his debut as a director and amy ryan, an actress who has rave reviewed for gone, baby, gone and appearance on hit television shows from the wire to the office. she joins us to talk about her new movie called jack goes
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boating. what a pleasure to meet you. thank you for coming in today. >> my pleasure. >> and the movie opens tomorrow, jack goes boating. and this topic seems so easy. people are talking about this still and it's even more complicated. tell us about your role as connie in the movie. >> i play connie who is a new yorker who is not very good at her job, she works in the basement of a funeral parlor and she's not good at love until she meets phil's character jack and they both make that decision in their-- i to overcome their own fears or they'll be alone with a lot of cats. >> and that's never good. when we've seen the traylors and watching -- trailers and it's hard to get a grip on the film. it looks leek a drama and black comedy. is that the best way to
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summarize it? >> it is a romantic comedy but not in a hollywood way. it takes the time to look at ordinary people who we may dismiss other wise but it turns out they do have extraordinary complicated love lives like we all do and it takes the time to look at this and it's really charming and funny and heartbreaking. >> so maybe you don't have to have the experiences to find a little bit of yourself in this movie. >> you don't have to have them? i suppose you can live vicariously through these characters. or tell everyone that your love life is better. but both couples, i think it's a true depiction of what it's like finding and losing love in any major city, or middle america as well. >> i was surprised to see that this is philip seymour
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hoffman's fought director role. he's such a phenomenal actor. how is it like to work with him? >> what i imagine, it's just feeling like the stakes are higher and the bar raised and you are working with someone so extraordinary at what they do. they start with their process and method and so you get to advance to that next level. so he's very passionate and very driven, he's very kind. and he's hard on us. but in the best way. he expected and demanded and wanted better performances from us. >> well it was not a stretch with you. just to talk briefly, and we were talking before, and i said i saw gone baby gone and realized you were the same actress from the wire and the office, and all of these other movies, i was struck by your ability to transform into these roles, especially gone baby gone with the accent and the
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whole demeanor. your a new york city girl but in that movie, you were from boston. how do you do that and how much fun is it. >> it's as fun as possible. and i do it by watching and we got to shoot that indoor so on every break i turned to talk to a teamster or a neighbor to get the sound or attitude down. i feel like every neighborhood, there is a chance, the way we hold ourselves. and so i tried to adopt as much as i could from that. it was so good. >> thank you so much for coming in. the book is called jack goes boating. it opens tomorrow and this is amy ryan. >> thank you so much. >> steve over to you. and also this weekend, the annual octoberfest kicks off in fredericksberg, virginia and holly is there this morning as they get ready for the big
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event. holly good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i feel like i'm in munich. but right now we're in fredericksberg. i'm checking how much is in there. going for a refill already. we're working on german time, ip got it. so if you come out tomorrow or saturday, the 8th annual octoberfest is going on here and when you come, come hungry. bopsy, you are german. >> yes. >> reporter: from? >> ox burg. it's 70 minutes away from munich. >> reporter: and how is the octoberfest here? >> it is great. it really is. >> reporter: on a scale of 1- 10. >> it's about an 8. >> reporter: that's pretty good from an authentic german. and come with me. and you're going to help verify the german cuisine available with chef serge. it looks like you've been working hard. >> pretty much. trying to work hard. >> reporter: and you're going
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to say it in american and then she'll say it in german. here we go. >> the first one is called -- you got me nervous. >> reporter: what is it? >> in german it is slideneck. >> and this is swallows nest and it's veal cutlet with a lemon caper butter sauce and a little bit of bacon. >> reporter: this is a high end octoberfest. and what is secretary? >> this is lentilen. >> this is stroganoff. >> reporter: you could say anything i would believe it. >> we call it beef stroganoff. >> and in my version it's a beef tenderloin with a greer reduction and i don't put pasta with it because that's an old school tradition. >> reporter: and new school.
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>> and we like to take steps further. and gerryer in german. >> reporter: and the last one. >> this is our poached cod done in a black olive caper and poached lemon sauce. >> reporter: and what is it in german? >> the foster fish. >> reporter: we're all learning today. and last hour we were working on the bavarian pretzels. so are we ready? >> do you want to see which one is yours. >> reporter: let me pick out the one that was mine? >> it grows notice oven. >> reporter: which one is mine. >> right here. you're at the bottom of the top five. pain when i told that guy his job was at risk, i didn't know. >> you have to report to work every morning at 6:00. >> reporter: that would be sleeping in for me, brother. that would be great. and we have all of this great
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food and beautiful signs here and don't have anything in them. so coming up, here it is. the tapping of the keg. in the 90 hour -- in the 9:00 hour. we'll talk about what is happening here on friday and saturday. we'll have more octoberfest fun in the next hour. back to you. >> sounds like a great hour. and that 6:00 a.m. start time doesn't sound bad. >> i know. coming up after 9:00, best- selling author joins us. if you are not familiar with the name, she wrote confessions of a shopaholic. >> i fear i have some of those myself. >> and today we are teaming up with mix 107.3. they are holding a radiothon all day long and tony perkins
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is there to -- to donate. go to 877-999-107.3 or the website. we'll be right back.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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really stressed out when you bet a parking ticket? a unique concept in cambridge, massachusetts where drivers are finding an unusual message. city has redesigned the parking tickets to include directions on how to do yoga. your parking ticket with yoga directions. officials say they put the yoga tips on there because they wanted to debunk the idea that all parking tickets are a hostile action. how about don't fine us? cambridge police officers gave out 340,000 parking tickets last year. that's going to do it for
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this hour. one more hour to go. sarah is joining us with allison. >> i don't know about hold that down dog post for 10 seconds. >> yoga is not for me but it is for so many people. here is a look at stories for the 9:00 hour of the news. part of the new health care law kicks in today and as it does so does a new effort by republicans to win the mid-term elections. we're live on capitol hill with more on the latest efforts. >> plus many are hoping for answers to a cancer community but when fox 5 shows up we were asked to leave by organizers. we are going to hear about those frustrated with unanswered questions. and we are joining mix 107.3 to raise money for the children's national medical center today. tony joins us live from there a little later this morning on how to make your donation that


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