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hour. mainly in the upper 30s. 37 in manassas. 36 in leesburg. 36 up in gaithersburg and of course, you jump the divide where they had 4 inches of snow. 21 in oakland. i can't emphasize how different it is. it's 14 in davis. that's around timber line in the valley. let's factor in the winds. still 25 miles per hour at leesburg and 24 downtown. that will draw the temperatures down. feels like it's 32 downtown. 30 in gaithersburg and upper 20s out toward leesburg. for tonight, clear and breezy. 26 to 32. windchills in the 20s. winds northwest 10 to 15. dress for the 20s tonight. we'll come back and tell you what to dress for tomorrow and if the arctic air is here to stay. >> thank you, top. well, finally, today is the deadline to finish counting those provisional ballots in the race to be virginia's next attorney general. peggy fox is live in fairfax county. they are racing to certify 500 disputed votes. does that mean we are getting
an answer tonight? >> well, actually they are not disputed. they are provisional ballots. they are ballots people fill out when they go to the polling place and their name is not there. they fill out the ballot and people are coming in to face to have their ballot counted. only 159 of those 500 came in and we may see about, maybe 300 of them counted. take a look inside at the room where it's all going to happen. it's filled with lots of media. they will be moving in three different optical scanning machines for the three different congressional precincts. that's how they count these votes. the ballots that are accepted will be put into those three different machines and we'll know how those people voted. it has been quite a drive, quite a push to get these ballots counted. >> the three member fairfax county lektorial board has been hearing from residents who cast provisional ballots election day because they weren't listed
as registered voters. >> it's a 1:00 shortstop deadline. anybody that is inside the door of the election office at 1:00 will be allowed to come in and present their case. >> because of the extraordinarily tight attorney general race, both parties have done everything to get these provisional voters here. a party worker drove 93-year- old, mary johnston here. >> it took a long time. i thought i was being kidnapped. >> what does it feel like to know that your vote could matter in this case? >> it made me nervous. >> with the raiser thin march gin and national attention, the board has been trying to stamp out rumors. >> everything was counted. >> that's right. everything was counted. they are going through each of those 500 ballots. that's what they have been doing the past five days. making sure which ones are legitimate and they will accept a certain number of them. so far, we believe it's about 250 that they accepted.
but there will be more than that because they have been continuing to go through this process and accept some ballots and deny others. soon in the next hour, we will see it and bring it to you when it happens. i'm peggy fox reporting live. back do you, derek. >> a well connected outsider has entered the race for d.c. mayor. local businessman, andy, founder of the popular busboys and poets restaurant announced today he is running to replace mayor von sent gray. he joins an already crowded field. >> the african drums and location sets the stage for andy's announcement today. >> i want to run for mayor of this city because i believe in the city. i believe that the city can be great for everyone. not just for some. >> never held public office before. andy is best known as founder of the busboys restaurant. named after the famous harlem
poet. helped revitalize the corridor. he says he wants to bridge the district's economic and cultural divide. >> i want to do entrepreneurial hubs. >> a progressive democrat and barack obama supporter. andy suggested student testing might be overrated. free public transportation to get the poor to jobs might be needed. >> can he win? nobody was willing to dismiss. he joins an already crowd field that includes four council members and then there's the incumbent, mayor vincent gray, who has yet to declare, but sounding more and more like a candidate these days. >> civic and political activist. >> primary were told today. a number of people would check none of the above. i think he brings a fresh face. the question is whether or not he can campaign. he has never been a candidate
before. he's not a household name. >> some die hard supporters. >> i would not be supporting him if i didn't think he could win. >> and others undecided on a candidate for mayor. >> when i walk around, people are sick and tired of the regular politicians. they say so much corruption. so much double talk. >> he said at one point, that whether or not you were going to run depended on what the mayor will do. you decided otherwise? >> no, he did not call me and tell me he's not going to run. he didn't call me to wish me good luck either. >> bruce johnson, wusa9. >> and he will be accepting corporate campaign donations. >> the labor union for state employees has endorsed maryland lieutenant governor and his run for the governor's office. that union asked maryland council member number 3 that represents 25,000 workers across the state. brown is running against heather for the democratic nomination for governor.
today, alexandria police are investigating the homicide of one of the four most experts on transportation issues in our area. ron kirby. head of transportation for the metropolitan washington council of government was shot to death in his own home. a relative found his body yesterday afternoon. he was seen alive earlier in the day, but right now, police are not saying where he was seen or by whom. kirby spent nearly 30 years as a public servant. >> montgomery county police say they busted a serial sex predator who may have been attacking young men for a decade or more. >> i'm bruce leshan in gotters burg where police are pleading for more victims to come forward of a man they are describing as a serial sexual predator who they say abused some young men at this home. they say they have pictures on his cell phone of ten men in their 20s unconscious and undressed. >> police say joey prowled
college bars and sports events looking for intoxicated young men to attack. >> if you made that cup, they have to drink it. >> and remove all their cups. >> he traveled to the national beer pong tournament in las vegas. as well as to dallas, to lant tick city, to salt lake city, in search of young men who were so drunk they were unable to defend themselves. >> the stated they have never had a sexual encounter with another man. >> alleged attack that stopped him started last month in college park at loony's pub and ended at poindexter's home in gaithersburg. >> we have a quick head's up about road closures to finish up the project in northeast. starting tomorrow at 7:00 a.m., expect rolling street closures as the crews begin to install the overhead and all be done between 3rd and 14th streets on
guess what? that adds up to 1900 holiday meals for local military families. the best news is, you can still help out. it's not too late. log on to wusa9.com to make a donation and everybody, including the troops, would really appreciate it. >> we are grateful and know they are, too. >> the vietnam vet shopping at a plea market made an interesting discovery. >> matt carlson is from oklahoma, but it was in arizona that he found a purple heart for sale at a flee market. he bought it for $20 and found letters inside that brought him back to his home state. it turns out that the recipient, clarence marcus march marriott hailed from oklahoma as well. but his family lost track of the medal over the years. >> it is closure. it's closure for both me and for clarence, because his body is not here. today, i feel his spirit in that. >> now, the medal is being
donated to the oklahoma historical society on behalf of clarence marriott's family. >> still ahead, a widower is ready to go to extremes to keep a death bed promise to his long wife for many years. ready? happy birthday! it's a painting easel! the tide's coming in! this is my favorite one. it's upside down. oh, sorry. (woman vo) it takes him places he's always wanted to go. that's why we bought a subaru. (announcer) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
tonight, bad weather and transportation issues are hampering issues to provide much needed relief in the wake of the typhoon. >> it was all that collapsed. all of our evacuations. >> thousands of people are forced to sleep in the open air. but amid the wreckage, somewhat of a glimmer of hope when it comes to the overall death toll. >> it is too much. this might still get higher. >> officials estimate some 2 million people are in need of food. not to mention the lack of clean water. >> we are working hand in hand with the philippines. the armed forces and police and we will help them in their need. we have airplanes standing by. we have logistics standing by. >> more than two countries are
donating. still, desperate cries for help [ speaking foreign language ] they can't come soon enough for the hundreds and thousands of typhoon victims. >> a taste of winter hitting a large portion of the country tonight. let's get started in on where the snow came down hard and fast overnight. that's just south. heading east, ice was the problem in detroit. a light mix of rain and snow made for a messy morning commute and plenty of accidents in the icy conditions. in pittsburgh, folks woke up to find as much as 3 inches of snow on the ground and even in kentucky, there was a coating of snow, what topper likes to call, conversational snow, when focus woke folks woke up in the morning, but most of that did not accumulate as temperatures rose throughout
the day. >> but as is typically the case, even as part of the country turns to winter, we get reminders of warmer weather. folks arriving at phoenix in their winter coats and boats in the high 90s. pretty excited. the ones leaving to the colder climates, not so much. unless of course, they were accompanied by topper, who would be much happier to be in colder weather. >> cold weather is good. now it's going to snow eventually, we know that. >> you don't know. >> we don't know. well, when it comes to clearing snow for the roads, the department of transportation and virginia has some new bells and whistles. now among them, i don't like this new stuff. a jet powered snow melter that keeps snow piles from blocking parking lots. cameras mounting on several trucks to provide information on road conditions and an improved website that tells you if plowing is underway, completed, or not yet started.
>> all of our trucks will have automatic vehicle locaters. we'll know where every single truck is, where it's been, where it's going, and how things are coming along. >> that vdot website is vdotplows.org. boys and girls, that's vdotplows.org. >> you could just look out the window. >> no, it's if you haven't been plowed and you are like, am i going to get plowed in the next half an hour? you can see. >> it's the encouragement for people who are waiting. >> hey, it's coming. >> right. >> i'll be plowed soon. >> exactly. >> let's take a live look outside at our live michael and son weather cam. high temperature goes in the books at 53. we talked about that being deceiving because temperatures are steady. it's popped up to 41 now. but relative humidity only 32%. pressure is falling. winds north, northwest at 20. that's what is driving the windchills in the 20s.
it's cold from the foothills to the rockies. all the way to the eastern sea board. it's an arctic blast. the front is south of us now. clearing is rolling in here. you see the line of clearing to the north and west of us and that will continue to progress south and east as we go through the night. lake effect snows will shut off and get far enough south tay take all these high and mid level clouds away. temperatures, much colder than this time yesterday. 13 degrees colder downtown. 25 degrees colder in cumberland than it was 24 hours ago. temperatures, primarily in the 30s. 37 arlington. 37 in reston and 36 in fairfax. 38 in college park. but it fells like it's in the upper 20s. 28 in leesburg and 31 windchill in gaithersburg. so that's what you want to dress for. you need your hat, coat, and gloves, and windchill tomorrow, teens and 20s at the bus stop. dress for the 30s on wednesday because yeah, temperatures will
be in the 40s. it will look bright and inviting, but it's going to be a cold day. 26 to 32 tonight. clear, breezy, winds northwest 10 to 15. 30s to start downtown. 37 at 9:00. we finally punch it in to the low 40s at 11:00 and 44 at 1:00 p.m., which is about where we'll top out. we'll say 44 tomorrow and breezy and milder on thursday. mid 50s. greats finish to the week. we are 60 on friday with sunshine. next seven days. we're in the low 60s as we get into the weekend. we're looking at temperatures in the mid to upper 60s on sunday. i did take out the shower on saturday. maybe a shower on sunday, but change your plans, you might have to start thinking about changing your plans on sunday. a few showers monday, rain and showers on tuesday with a front. temperatures in the mid 50s. >> still to come tonight, a verdict in the debate over the tallest building in the nation. where is it? we'll find out.
the pain started up the back of my head and wrapped around to the front. i couldn't play my bassoon because of the pressure that i felt throughout my whole head. the blistering and the rash was moving down towards my eye. the doctors at the emergency room recommended that i have it checked out by an eye doctor. there was concern about my eyesight.
at issue, whether a 408-foot needle atop the world trade center. committee said yup, the building will stand 1776 tall. you have to wonder, there are sentiment or world trade center and all that. >> you got to think. another famous building, the teening tower of pizza. engineers in italy say it's not leaning quite as much as it used to be. looks straight in that picture, doesn't it? in fact, it's straighter than it's been for a century. by one inch. that is the result of a 12 year project to save the tower from what many saw as an inevitable collapse. >> you notice how you look at the leaning tower of pizza, you lean, too. >> only you do that. >> okay. people in love have been known to go to the highest heights for each other. >> or lean a little bit. introduces us to a feisty senior citizen who putting aside his own health challenges to take a massive leap for
love. >> walking with -- fulfilling a death bed promise to his late wife. before she died from a debilitating nerve disease, the pair pledged to raise money for new medical equipment for her doctor and nurses. >> what about a parachute jump? she said, that would be nice. >> and he promised to take his wife's ashes along for the ride. >> jack carried them in a bag to orientation. the partially blind retiree struggled in class. >> keep your legs up. >> so, just put your arms out. >> okay. >> but he kept his sense of humor. >> i shouldn't say it, but i'm deaf and i couldn't hear a thing. >> jack, who had triple bypass surgery says he is not afraid to jump from 10,000 feet.
>> jack and his sky dive instructor were thumbs up before jumping. >> was the parachute open or not it's in the hands of the above. >> the parachute did open and jack landed safely. >> i don't know what the fuss is. i would do it again. >> jack made good on his promise, raising more than $1,000. alfonzo, cbs news, england. >> now you all know i'm a sap. jack says he plan to do a charity sky walk in june. that means he will strap himself to the top of a propeller. he is going to track his fund raising and you can track them, too, that's it for us. what a fantastic story. >> that's a tear jerker. >> i'll be right back with jan jeffcoat at 7:00. we'll see you then.
that came around to the front of my body. and the pain from it was- it was excruciating. it made me curtail my activities cause i'm really an outgoing kind of a guy. and, uh, i like to play sports, i play basketball, i play pool. i did not want anyone to brush into me to cause me more pain than i was already enduring. i went to my doctor; he said well you actually have shingles. this is a result of you having chickenpox as a kid. it totally caught me off guard. i put the pool cue in the corner. i couldn't do those things anymore. the basketball- it caught dust. i wanted to just crawl up in a ball and just, just wait til it passed. >> pelley: tonight, u.s. ships and troops race to the
philippines. the typhoon's death toll is soaring. americans among the dead. tens of thousands are homeless and hungry. seth doane is in the city suffering the most. bill whitaker found an american caught in the superstorm. >> when you see someone who's suffering like that who's like, they're gonna die if you don't do something, you don't think about it, you just go. >> pelley: there's a fundamental change coming in the way doctors prescribe statins to lower cholesterol. dr. jon lapook on what this means to patients. in a new poll tonight, the president's job approval hits an historic low. how many americans think he's honest and trustworthy? and caroline kennedy takes the oath near the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination, she answers his question. margaret bren fan on what she will do for her country. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.