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compromise. vice president joe biden welcomes the nra to the white house. >> the road to recovery, we'll sit down with an orthopedic surgeon for a look at the rehab rgiii faces. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >> all right. good morning to you, this is a live look outside as we span and pan that camera over the washington d.c. region. as the sun starts to come up at 7:00 in the morning. it's not too bad out there. interesting to see how the rest of the day is going to turn out. good morning it is thursday january 10th. i'm wisdom martin sitting in for tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. tucker barnes is joining us now and has a look at this day. tucker, i'm just waiting for the warmup. >> wait until this weekend. springtime temperatures still on track. official sunrise at 7:26
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this morning. more sunshine than yesterday. and temperatures about 50 or so. very comfortable conditions around here today. a few showers tomorrow and talk about weekend weather in a couple minutes. we're talking 46 now at reagan national. 30s at dulles and bwi marhsall. it's really not extreme cold considering we're in the heart of winter. bwi marhsall 38. there are parts of the area with temperatures close to freezing. but later this afternoon, we should be on the milder side of things with temperatures back near about 50 or so. looking at the satellite radar, cloud cover today. not going to be a perfectly sunny day. more sunshine than clouds. late this afternoon and tonight we'll start to cloud up which will bring us a chance for rain showers. until then, enjoy another real nice day. 51 in washington, 47 in annapolis and
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40s north and west. 44 your daytime high in martinsburg later today. all right. quick look at the forecast, we'll talk a weekend warmup saturday and sunday. that coming up in a few minutes. >> fox 5 wazers checking in. looks like we've lost our signal here. let's pop up the cameras. inter loop delays headed across the wilson bridge. tying up the right side of the highway. 66 eastbound and this is where you are going to find slow traffic through centerville and inbound towards the capitol beltway. lanes are open north on 395. no problems headed out towards duke street. the earlier problem has cleared. traffic flowing freely on the top side of the parkway. 355 at cedar lane. you will find delays south on 270.
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apreching and passing 109 traffic slows again south towards 370 and spotty delays in rockville headed for the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you very much. we begin this morning in boston where officials say the flu out break is so bad, they've declared a public health emergency. so far, 18 people have died from flu related illnesses. four of those have been in boston. massachusetts isn't alone in the fight against the flu. 41 states have widespread out breaks. in maryland, health officials have confirmed more than 2300 cases of the flu. this year's strain hit earlier and harder. some experts predict it could be the worst flu season in a decade. increased 10 to 20% already. and the rate for children's visits have jumped even higher. the good news is it's not too late to get a flu shot.
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this year's vaccine can help prevent or lessen the severity. >> thanks, wisdom. the advice president's gun control meetings continue today with a visit from the mra. part of an administration wide push to come up with a plan to reform gun laws. yesterday, the vice president and erik holder met with two survivors. mr. biden said they will act quickly in order to curb gun violence. >> as the president said if our actions result in only saving one life, they are worth taking. but we can affect the well being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way. >> vice president sa the administration and congress are considering several separate actions and gun reform by the end of this month. meantime, the pretrial
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hearing for colorado shooter james holmes will end early. prosecutors wrapped their case against holmes wednesday, yesterday, showing photos he took of himself with his arsenal of weapons just hours before the july attack. the defense declined to call any witness. he can enter a plea at tomorrow's hearing. >> here in dc, the cabinet shuffle continues. president obama has picked jack lou as next treasure of secretary. >> as a number cruncher, jack lou's resume is solid. and by all indications he has proved himself again and again to the president. >> over the past more than quarter of a century, jack lou has been an integral part of the most important budgetary,
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financial and fiscal agreements in washington. >> one agreement he may not want to take credit for is the now despised fiscal cliff. according to the washington post, lou was the architect of those threatening across the board spending cuts. and some republicans say he hasn't been honest about debts and deficits. >> i would write it as a bumpy confirmation process. the secretary of treasury will tell them the truth about the financial conditions of this country. >> democrats see lou as someone who will go toe to toe with republicans. and they control the senate which will have to confirm lou. >> he's offended by some republicans, president likes him and they won't go to gnats over this. >> this dollar bill has tim
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geithner's signature on it. and there it is. this is how it would look on a dollar bill. in washington, doug luzader fox news. >> jury selection will likely begin today in a prince georges county courtroom for a police officer accused of murder. arrested richmond phillips back in 2011. they say he killed 20-year-old wynetta wright. opening statements could begin on monday. disturbing allegations. a day care worker accused of kicking a 2 year old. >> and turns out$2 year old. >> and turns out the facility isn't even license. melanie is in the news room with the story. good morning. >> as we know this is every parent's nightmare. police are not releasing the cell phone
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video that catches the assault. 19-year-old jonathan desmond was arrested. police say he admitted to kicking a 2 year old boy under his care at the home on emberwood drive. an investigation found the home day care was unlicensed. he was helping to care for as 30 or more children there. >> he knew the proper training. how do you have someone 19 without the proper training to monitor 40 children? that's impossible. >> he has been released on bond. anyone with information to contact police. we have the information on our web site. >> all right. new this morning. for the 5th year in a row the public school system has taken top honors. looks at the
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education policies and student achievement. received a b plus in the assessment. trailing maryland was massachusetts, new york and virginia which all received a b rating. dc schools were given a grade of c minus ranking 45th in the nation. >> robert griffin iii will stay in florida while he recovers from knee surgery. yesterday doctors repaired his torn lcl and performed a redo of previous acl operation. lasted about five hours. recovery time is expected to be 6 to 8 months. it was performed by dr. james andrews. he said quote this is everybody's hope and believe that due to his high motivation he will be ready for the 2013 season. speaking of the redskins, today mayor gray will settle his bet. if you happen to be driving by the wilson
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building, don't be surprised to see seattle's flag. >> that's seattle in the state of washington. >> it's not our flag. >> that's the bottom line. >> the fight to free dozens of whales. still ahead, the frantic rescue effort happening right now. >> the presidential inauguration might look like a pop concert. and new this morning, the president's symbolic twist on a time honored tradition. >> first, back to the courtroom forgery sandusky. why he wants a judge to throw out his conviction. >> giving you a live look outside. the latest weather and traffic. it is 7:10. we will be right back. 
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former penn state football coach jerry sandusky will be back in a pennsylvania courtroom asking for a retrial. comes about 6 months after a jury convicted him on dozens of accounts of child molestation. for more on today's hearing we turn to bruce gordon live in pennsylvania this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. yeah, from the very beginning, jerry sandusky's lead defense attorney made this point: in the court of public opinion, jerry sandusky was convicted the day he was arrested. but in this court hearing this morning set around 9:30, they will be making a case and asking for a trial that this was a literal rush to judgment. it was fast. jerry sandusky was arrested november 5th, 2011 and
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219 days later, he entered a courtroom for trial. involved dozens of child molestation charges. two of the accusers unnamed and unknown. at his october sentencing, joe amandola said mountains of information poured in. >> we needed more time to go through that information. and we ran out of time. we had to cut off our investigation to get ready to go to trial. >> the far less complicated perjury case against penn state officials around the same time, still hasn't gone to trial. prosecutors dismissed the claims accusing him of wasting time. >> i understand they must devote a certain amount of time to the media. >> knows public sympathy for a child predator is next to zero.
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but during a legal seminar just days after sentencing, he told me there's a bigger issue. i know many people think jerry sandusky is guilty. that's not the issue. the issue is and always been, jerry sandusky like you and me and everyone else is entight manied to have ample time to prepare his defense. >> at that same seminar, his appeal is the longest of long shots. >> what judge wants to give jerry sandusky a new trial? >> two hours of testimony to make their case and jerry sandusky himself is expected to be in the courtroom. it will be a chance to see the physical toll of more than 6 months in a prison cell on a 68-year-old man. >> reporter: that hearing expected to get underway at 9:30 this morning. and we do expect to see jerry sandusky in a courtroom. and also expect to
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see his wife. an opportunity for her to get a look at her husband. not easy for her to visit him in this area. to the south western corner of the state where he's been in prison now since last june, actually. 6 months plus behind bars for a man who will be 69 years old january 26th. >> thank you so much. we're following that story what happens in the courtroom today. >> time now to talk about weather here in the washington d.c. area. >> hey, tuck. >> good morning. >> need the umbrella out there today? >> all right. i want to apologize. it was a surprise and i'm sorry. >> it happens. >> i like how you are apologizing like it's all your fault. >> i like to get it right and i did not get it right yesterday. >> you are not alone. what can we expect
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today? >> everybody was asking me why it was raining outside. >> in a playful way? >> everybody was very nice. >> i quickly went home and closed the door. let's do the weather. what happened was we have a very weak front come through. more vigorous than we thought. we got 1/100ths of an inch of rain. >> a little bit. >> glass is always half full. >> thank you very much for forgiving me. 46 in washington right now. across the country, most of the country fairly quiet weather at the moment. things are going to be changing big time. the jet stream is going to dip out. winter storm warnings. the high temperature for the raven game on saturday afternoon in denver, 20 degrees. the overnight low is going to be close to zero.
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very cold out there. meanwhile, we are going to see a big ridge build. that means springtime temperatures by saturday and sunday. high temperatures both days will be in the 60s and awfully close flirting with 70 by sunday afternoon. get ready for a big warmup. generally quiet today. a mix of clouds . more sunshine than yesterday but we will have clouds from time to time. into tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow night, that's our chance for shower activity. as that front moves through, warmer temperatures for the weekend. 60s on saturday. upper 60s on sunday. >> i am making plans and i'm not joking. i got to figure out what i got to do. >> time now to hit the roads with julie wright. >> tucker, you want to go for a run on sunday? >> i would love to go for a run. with who, you? >> yes. >> i don't know where this is
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going. >> it's going to be 67. want to go for a run. >> get some wings too while you are out. >> i think she's signing me up for something. >> just a run. like outside. it starts with a t-shirt. you have to wear a t-shirt. >> okay. i'm very suspicious. >> i understand. >> guys, inner loop of the beltway and bottom half is tied up headed from andrews to 210. the problem is the accident at the local lanes tying up the right side of the road. average speed down to five miles an hour headed over towards that accident scene. heads up northbound 301. authorities are out on the scene of this crash. tie ups again north of the inter change. down to about 22 miles an hour northbound along 301. let's show you what else is happening. southbound 270 heavy volume all the way out towards
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the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> all right. thank you very much. the voters have spoken. and for the first time or just a second time in 40 years, no one is going to cooper's town. it was a controversial clash including steroid's tainted stars. they were trying to make the cut and the players needed support from 75% of the voters. bonds and clemens earned 37%. sammy sosa earned 12%. craig biggio, mike piazza. they will all try again next year. try to get in the hall of fame. >> quite a blow. >> first ballot and second ballot. doesn't matter as long as you get in. to baseball, i
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guess it does. but to the public, as long as you get in. >> okay. it's been a big year for beyonce. new details about the president's second inauguration celebration. >> and later, the thrill of the chase. holly is live with a look at what's in store for antique shoppers no matter what your budget. it's 7:22. we'll be right back . 
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♪ oh, killing me softly ♪ . >> we know that voice. >> i'm laughing cause normally i do that run in the car. never sounds like beyonce. a little off. >> some of our pop music's biggest stars will take a patriotic turn. >> beyonce will sing the national anthem. kelly clarkson will perform and james tailor
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will sing america the beautiful. richard blanco as the poet of the ceremony. the youngest ever to fill the role in the first hispanic for the lbgt person. >> president obama is putting a symbolic twist of the swearing in. the president will place his hand on two bibles. one of them used to belong to dr. martin luther king junior. the kids described the king james version as his quote, traveling bible. dr. king used it to prepare sermons and speeches. the other was owned by president abraham lincoln. >> still ahead. the road to recovery. we will check in with orthopedic surgeon for a look at what the rookie's rehab looks like. >> probably in the history of washington of football. first, award season has arrived and a
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look back at the people's choice winners. and a look we oscar announcements. >> tucker and julie are back with traffic and weather. it's 7:26. we'll be right back.  droid dna augmentation initiated.
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the hunger games emerged as the big winner at last night's people's choice awards. won five trophies including favorite action movie. and katy perry scored big taking home three awards including favorite female artist. recognized sandabullock for then award. people's choice winners are chosen by the fans only. >> the woman who was one of my favorites, home land. today, it's all about the oscars and nominees. best picture favorites include lincoln, argo, zero dark thirty and les mis. emma stone and seth mcfarland will be presenting the nominees this morning.
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there it is, tucker. >> favorite movie. >> they should sing the nominations this year. >> seth has a good voice. >> and i know you would love it. >> he's the voice of ted isn't he? >> among many other things. would be funny if ted was in the nominations. >> for those of you waiting on it. let's do the weather forecast. award winning weather this weekend. if you like springtime temperatures. we have a lot of people who want winter weather. hang in there. i think the pattern will change towards the end of the month. for the next few days enjoying this springtime warmth. we're still talking about temperatures in the upper 60s around here by sunday afternoon. so it's going to get definitely on the warm side. temperatures going to be 20-25 degrees above normal by saturday and sunday. 46 in
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washington. relatively mild start to your day. there are cool spots particularly off to the west and to the south. manassas 32. 43 good morning leonard town. look at these temperatures are on the warm side. we're in the coldest time of the year. area wide we're above that number. more sunshine today. my apologies for the clouds we had yesterday and light showers. should be a sunny day today. area of low pressure out to the west is going to track up into the ohio valley. later today, we will cloud up. tomorrow, a cloudy day. and late tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night, a few scattered showers. as that front lists through, the warmer air will move in. we're still talking about temperatures on the warm side. plenty of sunshine and should be a quiet
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afternoon. 40 tonight, increasing clouds. cool overnight. winds out of the east at 5. there's your accu weather 7 day forecast. saturday and sunday in the 60s. i may be conservative on this number. may get to 70 sunday afternoon. and the pattern does start to flip here. looks like temperatures back closer to seasonal normals here by thursday and friday. that's weather, let's do traffic and julie wright who has her running shoes on. >> i am ready to go. i told you come run with me. on the roads you are going to find if you are traveling the inner loop. tie ups to report. from allen town road all the way over to 210, the accident resting over on the shoulder. you'll find yourself down to 5 miles an hour coming in from route 4 headed over towards austin hill. still trouble with this accident. rescue units have left the scene. northbound 301 down to 22 miles an hour out
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of waldore. southbound along 270 nice easy trip out of german town headed for the split. 390 across the 14th street bridge. there's a delay on 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> all right. we're back now. and as we talked about at the top of the hour, rgiii's surgery was a success. and waiting to learn more about the rookie's road to recovery. talking with us now live with what that path may look like is orthopedic surgeon dr. ben shaffer and he is now a friend of fox 5. thank you for talking with us. you did so well we want to bring you back often. hopefully, we won't have to talk about this too many times. you are with the caps by the way. >> yes. >> so you know all about this kind of stuff. >> i appreciate it. thank you. >> tell us about the recovery
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process with rgiii how it's going to workout from this point. >> today is a difficult day because of the pain he's having. in a way it's a good day. it's the beginning of his eventual return. his leg elevated with the use of crutches. partial weightbearing. the trainers will work with him to restore his range of motion. and that's going to take probably 8 weeks to get his motion back. i would guess he'll be immobilized for a short period of time. 3 to 6 weeks. healing up of the lateral collateral ligament. that structure usually takes a period of relative immaterial.
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in terms of ultimate return to agility drills. and then back to the field activities. >> now, is it reasonable or unreasonable to expect he could be done with this and ready to go by the start of football season 6 to 8 weeks. is that reasonable? >> i suspect you mean 6 to 8 months. >> i'm sorry. you are absolutely right . >> you know, the fact is that i appreciate the enthusiasm and the hopefulness and we always do everything we can. he's a dedicated athlete and going to be diligent and is quite motivated. nobody is going to do a greater job in physical therapy and they have the most talented therapists in terms of andrew's program and with the redskins. having said that, there are limitations to hit all your milestones to restore your motion and strength. and the ability to pivot and cut.
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long way of saying to you i think a 9 month timetable is realistic. would i expect him at the beginning of next season? i'd love to see that. i don't know that's realistic. >> what about life after? a lot of people are talking about look what adrian peterson did. what is lifelike typically after? you deal with these athletes. they are not regular people. they are great athletes with great bodies. what is life going to be like for him after? can we see rgiii at top speed or is it going to be a decline? >> it's a great question. the fact is he has so much athletic reserve. he may well return to the same activity. predictably these operations lead to a 90 some percent of success rate. may be slightly lower cause he
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had a more complicated surgery. revision of his previously reconstructed acl. and he had an lcl and adds a little to the equation. i'd expect him to be back on the field and performing at a high level and your excellent question, i don't know. that remains to be seen. >> and moving forward, he's had a surgery in college on that knee. he's had this surgery. problems down the road or is it you just can't tell? it just depends on the person or athlete? a lot of times it could be a reoccurring thing. is it a point we just don't know? >> we don't know. it's fair to say. also on other structural injuries. how does his -- how will he recover. once he returns to his previous level of activity, i would expect him to
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have a good functional dependable knee. >> dr. ben shaffer specializing in orthopedic surgeries and knees. ten seconds, can you talk about john wall? >> my comments about him is he's diligent in his rehab. my partner is the head team doctor for the wizards. along with the trainers and the fact is i expect that he's going to shortly be able to make his debut. >> got a little extra in there. dr., thank you very much . always a pleasure. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> let's go back over to allison, i believe. >> thank you. dr., thank you. still ahead this hour, a frantic rescue mission taking place. and a new list of the safest driving songs. time is 7:39. and we will be riekt right back. we feed my fresh all-natural chickens an all-vegetarian diet including corn, soybeans, and marigolds.
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ice. it's in the far north and calling for help to free a dozen killer whales. terrible story. a fast stretch is frozen over except for a small hole in the ice. and they cannot get enough oxygen. seem to be taking turns. the mayor is asking the government to send an ice breaker. do it quick. >> all week we've been talking about the new gadgets on display. here's one for you. the i pod for a n ipad. expand on toilet training. attach your tablet to the plastic pottie. the child can play apps. why can't they just wait? >> they can. >> now, hasboro is giving monopoly a make over.
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let the public decide which board game piece will retire. fans can log on to the facebook page to vote for their favorite. >> do not retire the scotty. retire the them billion thimbol. >> the item with the fewest votes will get scrapped. players can vote on a new piece. >> smart phone. >> the options include a robot and a guitar. smart phone is not an option. maybe you can write it in. you can do a writing campaign. >> save the iron. almost everyone listens to music in the car. british researchers have come up with the list of the top 10 safest driving songs. >> a list for everything. >> here is part of that list. each song has an
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optimum tempo for safe driving. so come away with me. billionaire by travie mccoy. the scientist by coldplay too. tucker, what are you doing? >> my pick to be copa cabana. >> too dramatic. >> i would turn it down. >> i love barry. >> you are turning him down. >> that particular song i've heard plenty of times. what's going on, on the weather? >> it is? >> she's torn by a lover. anyway. >> talkers of the day. >> i like pina colada. the song. >> do you like getting caught
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in the rain? that's what happened yesterday. >> 46 in washington. 34 in pittsburgh. yes , it did rain. >> i couldn't pass it up. it's the next lyric in that song. >> here's your area of high pressure. today will be dry. i guarantee it. just in case, i'll give you an umbrella before you leave. later tonight and tomorrow. area of low pressure passes to our west. this is for your day tomorrow. a lot of clouds and light rain showers tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. guess what? that leads to a warm weekend with high temperatures saturday in the low 60s. upper 60s near 70 on sunday. >> i need advice on what to do sunday afternoon. >> maybe we should put that on our facebook page. 50 today by the way. >> the national mall is looking good. i want to do something different. >> cook out and go to a picnic
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on the national mall. >> can you do that? >> julie wright, i'm soliciting advice. you are all the way over there you can't see. i'm soliciting ideas. >> you should cook and invite me over. >> okay. after the run. >> yes . see how that works out, wisdom? >> busy day for julie wright. running and eating. >> inner loop of the beltway. big tie ups with an earl yish incident cleared on the inner loop westbound 4. authorities checking for the crash at this location. southbound 270 down to 31 miles an hour. as you travel out of rockville, 29 miles an hour. almost at speed now at 53 miles an hour. show you what's happening here. eastern avenue heavy slow and steady out towards the 11th street bridge. lanes are open with heavy volume out of centerville leaving fair oaks and traffic slows at the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you so much. it is a
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wednesday morning and we're happy you are with us. coming up next, ever wonder what those antiques hanging around your house are worth? now is your chance to find out. >> reporter: good morning. one of the many things going on at this year's washington winter show. one of the premiere antique shows on the east coast. we're getting a wonderful preview this morning at american university. if you like that thrill of a find, you are going to like this show as the theme is called the thrill of the chase. we're going to talk about that and more and how you can come out and show yourself live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. 
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time for our facebook fan of the day. we say hello to brandi hill. been a fox 5 viewer for
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more than a decade. we all appreciate that. for a chance to be tomorrow's fan, log on to our facebook page and post a comment under her photo. >> from furnishings to jewelry, this weekend more than 40 dealers of antiques will be in the district for the washington winter show and they plan to have a wide range of items for just about every budget. >> holly has more now at american university. good morning, holly. am i going to be rich? >> reporter: don't hold your breath. but you are going to find out. what i'm trying to find out is what age do you become an an technique? >> i know. >> reporter: i'm afraid we might be approaching that. nonetheless, if you are ever going to find the answer to that question, this would be the place. they are hosting the washington winter show. if you love antiques, this is a show you don't want to miss.
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each and every year, they have a wonderful theme. this year this is the thrill of the chase. antiques of the sporting life. and standing next to me is robert lloyd. good morning to you. >> good morning, holly. >> you've been a part of this show for many years now. >> correct. >> do dealers like it when there is a theme? >> sure we do. it gives us a chance to focus part of our booth on that theme. whether it's a thrill of the chase or sporting life. and we get to pick out some of our favorite things to bring them here and engage customers that come in and talk about those things. >> since you and i were talking, you have a good clientele base. it gives them a reason to come and see things they didn't anticipate. let's talk about some of the things you have. >> one of the things i like to talk about are these beautiful paintings. these are original oil on canvas paintings that
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were done for gui ness. and who doesn't like a nice gui nness? these are what they made their posters from. these are originals. there are notes here. this was submitted and they said wait we want more action. i don't know how you can get more action on him. his hat is falling off. >> that is the big one. >> even on the dog, there's a question mark do we want a bigger dog? each one of these are one of a kind. they make several versions and then create a poster. >> how would you get ahold of those? >> that's kind of a trade secret. if i told you that, i wouldn't be in business. so one of the other things i'd love to talk about is silver. it is my specialty and my passion. i have a history degree and just something i love.
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what's great about an an technique show is we hear all the time wow, this is just like a mu see sum. but it's better than an museum. open up the show case. take this tank and put it in your hand. could you ever do that at an museum? >> all of a sudden i got nervous. >> it's just $19,000. this is what a gentleman would drink his ail out of. this was presented to william fitzu. that name might not ring a bell. william was a close friend of george washington. they belong to the same church. he was a member of the continental congress. member of the virginia house of delegate and the state senate. where it gets interesting is that he and his wife had a daughter.
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the only surviving daughter married george washington park custis who was martha washington's grandson and adopted by george washington. it gets even better. they had a daughter and that daughter married robert e lee. >> who knew this one picture could be so exciting. >> in the history. that's right. his home is still in existence and it's used. the headquarters of the national military park. >> very cool. thank you so much. thank you for your time and your knowledge. is our web site. we have a link to the washington winter show. it is opening today. runs through sunday. $20 for tickets. three day run of show and includes a wonderful catalog as well. coming up in our next hour, we're going to talk about more of the opportunities you can be a part of this weekend.
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back to you. >> a little something to serve our coffee in. >> be very careful. thanks, holly. see you soon. still ahead , an early wake up for hollywood's best. the oscar nomination announcements. >> we're going to do that live. an international effort to stop internet predators. it is 7:57 right now. we'll be right back.
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this is fox 5 morning news. >> back now at 8:00. some big news happening today including new rules for who can and who can't buy a home. why it may not be so easy to realize that part of the american dream. >> also ahead, local police wonder whether there are more victims of alleged abuse at a day care.
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this after a young worker is allegedly caught on tape kicking a 2 year old. >> and it's a problem that many parents can relate to. kids who can't sleep and no we're not talking about babies. toddlers and even older than that. why does it happen and what you can do to make sure you and your child are getting your z's. good morning. i'm allison seymour. >> and i'm melanie alnick in for tony perkins. we're going to go to tucker barnes. >> love melanie up there. it's like a sunday morning. >> welcome to sunday. >> no one has ever invited me to sundays but that's fine. >> you are invited. let's do temperatures. we're looking good today. 50 degrees or so. so the springtime warmth everybody has been talking about gets here this weekend. 46 right now in washington. 39 at
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dulles. bwi expecting more sunshine. high pressure builds in. there's your big look there. storminess well well south and west of us. it will be partly to mostly sunny day for us today. should remain dry and looks like our next chance of rain shower is tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. sunshine highs in the low 50s. 10 degrees above normal for january the 10th. >> tucker, thank you. let's check in now with jooitd for a look at your on time traffic. . >> no accidents reported as you continue to work away across the wilson bridge. very heavy and slow in from allen town road. delays for those traveling southbound leaving central avenue towards route 4. continue now with our cameras and show you what else is happening. we have the delay on the outer loop of the beltway.
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traveling southbound on the baltimore washington parkway. leaving 198 to 197 headed south to 410. inbound 50 on the brakes as well. 395 remains heavy and slow continuing northbound all the way out towards the 14th street bridge. had the crash on the outer loop arlington boulevard follow police direction to get by there. and kennel worth avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> julie, thank you. we are on top of several big stories happening today. the government is coming out with new rules for banks to follow when offering mortgage. >> they are from the cfpb. can actually pay back the home loans they take out. limit up front fees. reduce interest only payments and verify interest. a lot more details
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when cfpb announces later today. former penn state football coach jerry sandusky expected back in a pennsylvania courtroom. focus on whether his defense lawyers had enough time to prepare for his trial. they claim the prosecution overwhelmed them with material. he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse and serving a 30 to 60 year prison sentence. vice president joe biden is scheduled to meet with members of the nra today in light of the administration push of gun reform. asking congress to several revisions of the law including banning military assault rifles and high capacity magazines. met with two survivors of the virginia tech shooting. the obama administration will act quickly to curb gun violence. and northern virginia's congressional delegation will launch a major push to get the fbi to relocate headquarters to the commonwealth. this is
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turning into quite the regional battle. local leaders also want the fbi and lobbying hard to move to the home turf bringing with an estimated 12,000 employees. allison. >> thanks, melanie. now to a health alert. robert griffin iii's knee surgery is being called a success. he's expected to stay in florida so he can be monitored and begin the rehabilitation process. he had his torn lcl repaired and a revision of the acl construction. estimated recovery time 6 to 8 months. we talked with dr. ben shaffer about his road to recovery and what it's going to take him to be ready for next season. >> i would guess that he'll be immobilized for a short period of time 3 to 6 weeks. that will
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be in deference. they'll work on strengthening the knee and normal quads and hamstring function and ultimate return to agility drills and back to the fields activities. >> so amazing he played on that hurt knee. we wish him well. griffin's rehab would have to be picture perfect in 6 to 8 months and 9 months will be more realistic for his return. >> a maryland day care is closed this morning after one of its employees was arrested for abusing a small child. 19-year-old jonathan cummings admitted he kicked a 2 year old boy last friday. we're told an on a celld at the day care phone. the day care is unlicensed. neighbors believe as many as 30 to 40 children were cared for there. >> he needed the proper
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training. how do you have a 19-year-old to monitor 40 children? that's impossible. >> police believe there may be other victims. they are asking anyone with information to contact them. and they of course can remain anonymous. a decision from dc's attorney general on whether to charge meet the press host david gregory could come by the end of the week. held up a high powered empty magazine on air while interviewing an nra representative. possession of that magazine is against the law in dc. if charged, gregory faces up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. neither nbc nor gregory has commented on the issue. >> the design for the chuck brown memorial and sign legislation that finalizes the honor.
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built by the same design company that restored the inside of the howard theater where brown was a regular performer. >> in the headlines recently the arrest of some people across the country wanted for the abuse and sexual exploitation of children. >> there are predators on the loose still in our area. how can you help federal officials? we'll have that for you just ahead. >> and possible changes to the president's cabinet. but it's not just his qualifications being talked about. it's his signature as well. one that would go on new money. many say it kind of looks just like scribbles. we'll show it to you when we come back. it's now 8:08. 
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welcome back at 8:11. now to a health alert impacting the entire nation. we're talking about the flu. you can see on the map beside me all those states in red. 41 of them is where the flu is widespread. it's causing health officials to
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take drastic action in our area and across the nation. >> in maryland more than 2300 people are already diagnosed with flu. visits to the pediatric emergency room at shady grove hospital are up 25%. and adult visits have spiked between 10 and 20%. to virginia where more than two dozen medical centers are asking all patients and visitors to wear masks in order to stop the spread of the flu. up in massachusetts, the flu situation is so bad in boston, the city has declared a public health emergency. 700 confirmed cases there compared to just 70 last season. and taking no chances in philadelphia, at least one hospital trying to prevent more infections by setting up a flu triage tent outside in order to keep flu patients away from healthier folks. >> health officials say some flu cases can sometimes last as long
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as april or may. so there's still plenty of time to get the flu vaccine which is proving very affective against this year's sprain against the illness. serious out there. >> it's a little scary, allison. i guess i have to get my flu shot today. we are learning of more changes to president obama's cabinet. hilda solece has submitted. she made the decision after discussing it with family and friends. one of the highest rafrpging hispanics in the cabinet. picking his chief of staff to lead the treasury department. would replace tim geithner. if lou does become treasury secretary, his loopy signature could grace the dollar bill. not that you'll be able to read it. it does kind of start off with a j and followed by 7
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scribbles. that is his real signature. the signature of the secretary is on the lower right corner of every single u.s. bill. i heard also that treasury secretary tim geithner had a pretty bad signature and ended up having to learn how to change it. >> really? all his life he had his signature and learn how to change it. >> as long as i have money in my pocket, it doesn't matter. that is pretty funny they are looking at that. let's turn our attention to tucker barnes. tucker has cuteness for us on this thursday morning. >> i have fabulousness. let's get to it and take a look here. you know what time it is. time for my first 5 photo of the day. >> aww, good morning. >> take a look at this cutie. >> little baby. >> we've been hanging out with little ones. this is ellington
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erin rose. she's probably sleeping. she's just two months old, everybody. mom says she's already very atentative. and easily soothed by the sounds of smooth jazz. >> interesting. her name is ellington as well. >> is that a coincidence? >> she's a gorgeous baby. >> that's a sweet age. beautiful name, beautiful girl . >> she's not sleeping right now. >> she's probably sleeping right now. probably awake all night. to send us your child's picture go to and click on mornings. we love the name and the picture. let's do temperatures. reagan national 46 degrees. you want warm temperatures. get to florida in the 70s. 70s in tampa. and we're in the mid 70s in miami this morning. 70 in new orleans. the rest of the country fairly quiet and these
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temperatures a little above average. see big changes this weekend as very very cold arctic air is pouring into the rocky mountain states. and that big dip out to the west. we're dealing with a ridge. why do you care? that ridge means warm temperatures around here. spring like temperatures unseasonably warm temperatures around here by saturday and sunday with highs expected to be around the 60s. generally waking up with sunshine. will be clouds from time to time. not a perfectly sunny day. but should be dry. next chance for rain will be tomorrow and tomorrow night. and setting up for the fantastic temperature weekend. temperature wise a fantastic weekend with temperatures on saturday with low 60s. and 60s on sunday. those temperatures every single day well above normal. our average daytime high 43 for january the 10th. that's weather. let's do traffic. julie wright. what's going on? >> a lot of slow traffic as you
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wrap yourself around the beltway. slowing out of austin hill and from allen town road over towards 295. 32 minute drive and that's with lanes open. westbound 4 at the parkway tying up the left lane. 295 before the inbound 11th street bridge. let's pull up those cameras and show you what's happening. across the american legion bridge, heavy volume on the outer and inner loop. lanes here are open. southbound 270 still on the brakes. and 395 from the beltway trying to get past duke street, heavy and slow. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> julie, thank you. they can be found all around the globe and maybe aeven in your own communities. adult predators who exploit children. abusing them and sharing images of that abuse with other predators. an international effort is underway to pursue these predators and may be able to bring some of
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them to justice. joining us now is john torres, the special agent in charge of the immigration and custom enforcement homeland security investigations. good morning to you. >> good morning, allison. >> tell us about this initiative. it is fairly new and the ultimate goal of course. >> right. the recent initiative operation sunflower we started last november is more of a victim based approach with priorities. so we're trying to focus more on crimes that have an impact on victims, especially children. >> immigration is involved because the internet is just this vast sort of unknown territory. and we've been using it for a while now. still no boarders on the internet. it's global. the worldwide web. ice is called in to help maybe secure some of those boarders. >> that's right. one of our focuses at homeland security investigations within ice is to
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focus on all boarders whether it's an air boarder, land boarder or in this instance specifically a virtual boarder. and as you say, there are no boarders but a number of these crimes originate overseas and a number of these crimes cross boarders. >> and you are able to get the source of where some of these images are coming from and the abuse is happening. >> that's exactly right. in one of the cases here out of northern virginia, there was a firefighter where we intercepted messages of sexually explicit nature with a 15-year-old girl he was in contact with over in canada. we arrested him and he is now serving 10 years. >> what other sort of success recently have you had? more local cases but perhaps originate or the image shows up in sweden and comes from
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someplace in michigan. what other kind of efforts like that have you seen? >> a number of things we have going on. not only do we have offices in every state but offices in 47 countries around the world. and that really enables us to work with foreign law enforcement partners whether it's through a virtual global task force. we are able to work internationally and some instances we see leads out of russia or eastern europe. and then we understand in prioritizing we want to focus on people that have access to children. people that are in a position of public trust. school teachers, police officers, firefighters, et cetera. so we're able to work cases numbers wise in the past year over 1600 people we've arrested. including 38 in this area. >> let's talk more about this area before we talk about how folks can get involved. can you share any other successes here in our area? >> it is a success story.
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unfortunately it involves a teacher in fairfax county who was collecting child pornography. a teacher who works with our young children. for those reasons and this was in alexandria. we want to focus on people in a position of public trust. there was another case out of our hampton roads office where we had a person who was producing child pornography. and he would take those pictures and share them on a peer to peer network on the computer. so he would share the images he produced and obtain and exchange images someone else produced. >> we go about our daily lives and don't ever have cause to see some of the ugliness you see and deal with all the time. but this is happening right now. and it's organized and through the efforts of ice and homeland
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security, you're trying to crack down on this reality. what are we seeing here? >> we have a number of cases. we're seeing a growing trend mostly because we are applying more resources to it. we have a number of cases here in northern virginia. we have another outstanding 80 cases at this time. the number of leads are really shocking. in other offices i've worked at we've been able to break them down county by county and because the leads are so substantial we have to prioritize those leads and say go with the worst of the worst. >> how do we get involved? if you are watching and want to help, how do you get involved? >> you can contact us with the leads. on our web site available a tip line 888 dhs-2 ice. more importantly, as a parent, pay attention with social media and the access younger children now have to be
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able to contact people through the internet. pay attention to what they are doing. >> john torres is in charge with homeland security investigations. thank you. the information is on our web site. we'll be right back .
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is is ♪ >> taking us back. >> sheena ea sshgsston. >> hold a board meeting later this morning. discuss fans not to raise fairs in 2014. also athe agenda ways to improve bus security. we're going to have more on the developments out of that meeting later today on fox 5 news and the federal government wants to turn up the volume on the quiet hybrids. the highway traffic safety administration has ruled out new rules requiring hybrid and electric vehicles to make more noise. it will be up to manufacturers to install the noise making devices. the agency believes it will help save 35 lives and prevent 3,000 injuries per year. >> wonder what kind of sound that's going to be. >> going to have the sound from
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my old car. >> here's an idea to solve the debt ceiling debate on capitol hill. a trillion dollar platinum coin? this was mentioned by a new york times economist. a loophole could have the coins that could be deposited to pay the nation's bills. the white house says they are not taking it seriously. nice idea though. >> wish i had one. it is 8:27 right now. it's a thursday morning and still ahead at 8:00, shut out the baseball hall of fame decides not to induct any players. why everyone struck out. >> dc's mayor says there's some talk about the redskins moving back into the district. that comes with a catch about the team's name. we'll be right back.
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defense secretary is welcome being to the pentagon in about an hour and a half.
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then meeting secretary of state hillary clinton and have dinner at the state's apartment tonight. sits down with president obama tomorrow at the white house. talking about how many u.s. troops will stay in afghanistan. >> a u.s. drone in pakistan killed five suspected militants overnight. happened in the northwest tribal area which is a main hide out. the missile attack is the 7th one in the last couple weeks. >> officials seem to have come up with an alternative plan to president chavez's inauguration ceremony. the reelected president is currently in cuba recovering from cancer surgery. the vice president has invited leaders throughout latin america as they normally would for the inauguration. they will show support for the ailing leader with a rally outside of the presidential palace. despite being in critical condition, remains in pull power of that country.
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>> locally, though, hoping we're going to see sunshine. >> should see plenty of sunshine. should be a nice day. >> excellent. >> can't wait. into the weekend here , springtime temperatures. might want to go and tell your flowers not yet. >> put a blanket over them. >> make sure they are not ready to do their thing yet. >> derek is coming in today. if there's anything you can do. >> i can tell you the weather is going to be very conducive making it feel like spring around here. 46 in washington. 39 in announcement. temperature annapolis. most of the area here temperatures running on the mild side for january the 10th. should be a decent day and a nice day. lots of sunshine highs about 50 later this afternoon. a couple clouds to start your day. not going to
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be completely sunny and more sunshine than we saw yesterday. we should be dry as well. looks like that's back in the forecast later today. all in all a nice looking thursday afternoon. into the nighttime hours and during the day tomorrow, the clouds increase. a front is sliding through during the afternoon and nighttime hours on friday. plenty of sunshine this afternoon. a bit of a northwest wind today out of the north and west. and later tonight, cloud up with a few showers tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. this is a warm front and as it slides north and east of us on saturday. our temperatures are really going to soar around here. mostly sunny today. about 50 degrees. a few showers tomorrow night. enjoy your spring like weekend with highs on sunday. this may be conservative upper 60s. we will cool down. snow lovers don't despair. temperatures back to about where they should be. allison and melanie, back to
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both of you at the desk. >> well, in sports now. the baseball writers have spoken and in a big way against players. no one was elected to the baseball hall of fame despite having big names. >> barry bonds, roger clemens, sammy sosa came short of the votes needed in their first year of eligibility. many of them have been caught or were just accused of using performing enhancing drugs. >> if you are driving around downtown dc today, mayor vincent gray is settling debt. raise the seattle flag at 9:00 this morning. mayor gray lost the bet on the skins/seahawks game. you are going to see that flag flying high until 5:00 tonight. >> mayor gray says he's been in talks with the redskins about
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the team returning to play. did say there would be or need to be a discussion about a possible name change if the team wanted to return to the nation's capitol. it has been a lightning rod for years. some people maintain it's a racial slur while others say it's tradition. >> and the nominees are? we are standing by. >> to hear what actors could be up. find out what is in the running for the golden statue. >> melanie for being so wonderful. share everything.
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the highly anticipated nominations for the 85th annual academy awards are being announced right now. >> let's listen in as emma stone and seth mcfarland get ready. do we have time? they are announcing the nominees from beverly hills. let's listen in. >> hi, there. good morning. i'm seth mcfarland. the host of the
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oscars. if you don't know who i am. pretend i'm donnie outside ozmond. i'm not sure we don't wait until noon since the only people who are up right now are flying or having surgery. i want to congratulate those nominees. and those who didn't. you can stop doing interviews. and here to help me out than there's nothing creepier than a guy standing by himself at 5:00 a.m. in hollywood. miss emma stone. >> thank you seth. >> emma stone is the star of the new film gangster squad. i'm not sure you are the star. >> keep reading. >> the star of the new film gangster squad and is one of the
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brightest talents of her generation. some say she's better than meryle streep. who says that? >> i don't know. nobody. a lot of people . let's read the nominees. >> the nominees will be read in no particular order. >> for best performance in a role. chris in django unchained. phillip hofmann in the master. he has won before. robert dinero in silver linings playbook. he's won before. ellen in argo. he has won before. and tommy lee jones in lincoln. he's won before. >> breath of fresh air in that category. >> for best original song, the nominees are before my time from chasing ice. music and lyric by
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jay ralph. pies lull buy from life of pi. suddenly for les miseables. everybody needs a best friend from ted. music by walter murphy. lyric by seth mcfarland. and sky fall from sky fall. muse and i can lyric by adelle atkins. >> that's cool, i got nominated. i get to go to the oscars now. >> the mtv awards once gave michael jackson a life time achievement award just so he'd show up. i'm not saying that's what's happening today. >> all right. the 2012 nominees for best performance by an actress in a supporting role are sally field in lincoln. ann hath way. jackie weaver in
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silver linings playbook. helen hunt in the sessions. and amy adams in the master. congratulations. you five ladies no longer have to be attracted to harvey winesteen. >> for best animated feature film, the nominees are frankenweenie. racquet ralph, rich moor. paranorman. and brave, mark andrew s and brenda chapman. >> for best foreign language film, the nominees are amor. >> from chile, no. >> from canada, war witch. >> from denmark, a royal affair. >> and from norway, contiki.
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>> i read amor was co-produced in austria and germany. the last time they co-produced something was hitler. this is much better. highly recommend it. >> much better. for adapted screen play we have lucci and ben for beast of the southern wild. chris for argo. tony for lincoln. and david mcgee for life of pi. >> these are adapted screen plays. the writers just copied stuff from microsoft word. and pasted it into final draft. >> for best original screen play, the nominees are john gatten for flight. mark bole for zero dark thirty.
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quinn ton terantino. and wes anderson for moon rise kingdom. >> david orussel. ang lee for life of pi. steven spielberg for lincoln. michael hanaka for amor. and ben zietland for beast of the southern wild. these are five people who are the very best sitting in a chair watching other people make a movie. >> the nominees for best performance of actor in a leading role are daniel day lewis in lincoln. denzel washington in flight. hue jack man in les mis. and walking phoenix in the master. just a little fun fact for you.
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denzel's character was as drunk as half of the people who are up at this hour. >> guilty. for best performance by an actress in a leading role. the nominees are. naomiwatt. jennifer lawrence in silver linings playbook. emmanuel riva in amor. the beast of the southern wild. >> at 85, emmanuel riva is the oldest in history. and finally, we are pleased to announce the film selected as the best picture nominees for 2012 are beast of the southern wild, dan janze. >> silver linings playbook.
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donna, bruce cohen. >> zero dark thirty. >> lincoln steven spielberg and kathleen kennedy producers. >> les mis. >> life of pi. >> amor, nominees to be determined. >> django unchained, stacy chair. >> and argo. ben after flack >> somebody tell him he can unclench his teeth now. brian, i love you. please join us at the oscars sunday february 24th to find out who will take home the oscar. >> now i know what i need to do is see all those good movies. >> we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the big hot pastrami melt.
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from furnishings and jewelry. this weekend, more than 40 dealers of antiques will be in the district for the washington winter show. >> holly morris has more at
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american university this morning. hey, holly. >> hey, guys. they always have a wonderful theme. this year is called the thrill of the chase sporting antiques is what they are focusing on and the loan exhibit is all about. the co-chair for the washington show. good morning. you do this show every year. how do you come up with a theme? >> it's a lot of fun to come up with a theme. we wanted to capture this year, the thrill and the passion that people feel when they are engaged in the sport of their choice. >> and the fact there are antiques means we have that passion for a long time. people have enjoyed sports for a long time. you have special guests coming to the show. >> yes. tonight is our opening night. we're expecting a very large crowd in a sparkling event and thrilled to welcome the french ambassador as our honorary diplomatic chairman. and thrilled to have the owner of the triple crown winning
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secretaryate. >> this show benefits charities. >> yes. we benefit three wonderful charities. the ark and saint john's community services all of which serves the needs for families and children in the washington d.c. area. >> i always love shopping for a good cause. thank you so much. when you come out to the show, if you buy a ticket, it's for a three day run of the event. it's $20 and you get this wonderful catalog and on the cover you will see this amazing silver statue. you don't need to look at the cover. you can look at the actual statue right here and standing next to it is clause i can't. she's with the national sporting library. good morning to you. >> good morning. how are you today? >> i'm doing well. tell us about this spectacular piece. >> it would have been used as a table top decoration for a banquet or a dinner. it was made before the first world war.
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and accounts point -- having been the person who it would have been intended for or someone within the coaching community. >> we can't show off the whole loan exhibit. but show us a couple of the other pieces you have here. >> we have one of our star paintings from our permanent collection. this is a painting of a kennel scene. would have been painted in 1878. foxhounds and the terrier. >> show us this. >> that is a 1790 standing jockey scale. and these weights would have been used to take his weight. >> i don't care what year it's from, i'm not getting on it. >> come out here to the art's center as the show opens today and runs through sunday. it's a $20 ticket for a three day run
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and includes the catalog. coming up in our next hour, appraisals. we're going to see what things are worth. people from the station brought things in. >> i know they are all waiting. all waiting to find out. thanks, holly. >> you know, most parents know when your kids aren't sleeping, you are not sleeping either. the fox medical team is here to talk about what you can do to help your little one and yourself get a better night sleep. good morning. >> good morning, melanie. >> i know a lot of parents even when their kids are in second and third grade saying my kid was in bed with me. it's the only thing i can do to get them to sleep. sounds like it's pretty common. >> it actually is common. at any point during their childhood, about 30% of kids are going to have one sleep problem whether it's a severe sleep disorder or a less serious one climbing in bed with you or not
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wanting to go to bed. it is a common thing parents struggle with. >> how would you know it's something that needs expert attention? >> i think that if you get to the point with your children where bedtime is becoming a battle time. where people are getting upset and raises voices and the child is not able to go to sleep or stay asleep or neither one of you is sleeping, that's the time you want to talk to your pediatrician. take a look and try to figure out what's going on with the child. and what might be at the root of the sleep problems. and can really help you get to the bottom of them. >> a lot of parents are getting by on 6 or 7 hours. but how much do they really need? >> well, most kids are going to need 10 hours a sleep a night. 4 or younger they may need up to 12 hours. and as we become teenagers, they need less and less. you have to kind of figure out how is your child
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doing during the waking hour on whether they are having struggles. a lot of kids may be showing attention deficit problems during the daytime. they have difficulty focusing in school. maybe acting up in school. not because they want to but because they are so tired, they don't know how to express themselves. so this is really something that needs to be paid attention to. really critical is especially if you have younger ones, getting into a sleep routine. you go to the bed at the same time and get up at the same time. even on the weekendses. no real sleeping in on the weekends. and putting into affect these calm down periods. sleep is not an on and off switch. you can't flick off a switch and the little one goes to sleep. if you are a parent you know what i'm talking about. taking away the electronic gadgets. reading with your child. helping your child get into that relaxed mode so they can go to sleep and that should start an hour before bedtime. >> all right.
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good advice. once again. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> and we will be right back.
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this is fox 5 morning news. >> good thursday morning. i'm allison seymour. >> and i'm wisdom martin sitting in for tony perkins. days after we learn for massive foreclosure settlement. how lenders plan to keep you out of trouble. plus. >> we have a terrible problem on our hands with lots of people sick with the flu. >> just kind of crept up on us. if you are planning to sale through winter without that flu shot, think otherwise. what you can do and what you should do if you have some of the symptoms. >> then on a lighter


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