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>> it's an opportunity to make change on the council. >> reporter: it came before he had to explain irregular campaign contributions in the form of money orders from businessman jeff thompson whose home was raided by the fbi. >> you've done everything correctly. >> oh, yeah absolutely. >> reporter: councilman orange wasn't returning our phone calls. his offices said they couldn't reach him. this federal investigation into alleged corruption in d.c. government has everybody down here on edge these days. even those city officials not up for re-election including the council chairman brown and mayor vincent gray, they'll be watching for signals from voters. >> they want to see something fresh and now. >> reporter: the "washington post" also looks brown. >> we get down to the real business which is improving and protecting the quality of life in ward 7. >> reporter: but it's alexander? >> i've been accessible to them and they want to keep the progress going. >> reporter: what about the "washington post" endorsement
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of somebody else today? >> you know, the residents of ward 7 will have the final word. >> thank you. >> reporter: ward 8 patterson and others are trying to unseat the biggest name in d.c. politics. >> marion berry. >> he has done much for the city. >> reporter: they love council member berry but it's just time for a change. they look at the unemployment rate. >> i really love people, i like what i'm doing, i care about the underdog. >> reporter: they say marion berry predicted a win tomorrow adding just a question of by how much. bruce johnson, 9news now. >> even with the "washington post" endorsements, all of the incumbents are still favored to win because they have the best get out the vote operations and also raised the most money. we have a full voting guide for all the races in maryland and d.c. at just click on campaign 2012. well, they use taxpayer money for an over the top convention in vegas and now three people are out of a job
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as general services administration. gsa chief in fact martha johnson resigned. two deputies were fired for spending $820,000. some of the expenses included $75,000 for a training exercise learning how to build a bicycle. $6,300 on a commemorative coin set and $3,200 on a mind reader for the convention. other employees have been suspended because of this trip. dan is going to take over the top job at gsa. president obama's defending his health care overhaul saying he's confident it's constitutional. the president argued it would be unprecedented if the supreme court overturned the law. justices are reviewing the so- called individual mandate and whether congress has the authority to force someone to boy something they don't want -- buy something they don't want, in this case health care. the supreme court is expected to announce the decision in june. at least seven people are dead after a shooting spree at a christian university in oakland, california. police say they have their
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suspect in custody. they say it's 43-year-old one goh. >> investigators say he opened fire in a classroom and just kept shooting as he moved through the school building. bigad shaban has more. >> reporter: gunshots could be heard outside of christian college in oakland, california. witnesses say a former student pulled out a gun and starts shooting people inside classrooms at oikie university. >> right after that i heard like one woman scream. >> reporter: heavily armored police rushed to the scene and surrounded the campus. lucas garcia was teaching a class when he started evacuating students. >> scary. we didn't know what was happening and that was scary. >> reporter: officers pulled victims out on stretchers. police say their suspect, 43- year-old one goh turned himself into police at a shopping mall shortly after the shooting. investigators are still here at the college collecting evidence. the police chief says it could
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take days to piece together exactly what happened. >> , very, very bloody scene and lots of evidence and we're going to take our time and collect evidence properly so that we can have a good solid case to present to the da's office. s. >> there are the deadly -- >> this is the deadliest school shooting in five years. >> we've gotten used to seeing killings like this and we'll have to question the availability of guns. >> reporter: it caters to the area's korean community. the members are in pain and will gather for a memorial tonight. bigad shaban, cbs news, oakland, california. >> police have gathered enough evidence to determine think used a handgun in the shooting. a prosecutor wants a special grand jury to investigate the death of 54- year-old patricia cook nell. she was responding to a report of a suspicious person when he
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approached cook in her car. state police say the cop shot cook after she drove off with the officer's arm trapped in the car window and refused to stop. an eyewitness however told 9news now that the officer's arm was never caught. the officer has not been publicly identified yet. our time is 4:35. here's a look at other things making news now. the parents of trayvon martin want the justice department to expand the probe into their son's death. they want federal officials to investigate federal prosecutor wolfinger. they want to know why the office made the decision not to charge george zimmerman after the february 26th shooting. the justice department is already looking into the sanford police department's handling of the case. it's been 14 years since the bluegrass state celebrated a national championship in college basketball. the number one ranked kentucky wildcats closed the deal last night in new orleans. kentucky dominated kansas for most of the ncaa title game. the late run by kansas however
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cut the lead to single digits. kentucky held on for the victory. >> they celebrated on the kentucky campus but it was nothing compared to saturday night thank goodness. after the team's final four win rowdy fans overturned cars and lit couches on fire. about 20 people were arrested then. so far, no reports of any arrests after last night's championship win. time now 4:37. coming up, a major cosmetic company rejects a buyout offer. >> at 4:48. too much sugar is a problem, one researcher says it's a toxin. >> we're headed to 70 today. we're back with your weather first in two minutes. [ male announcer ] at green giant we know nature
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4:38. almost 4:39. a chilly morning, we've dot some frost and freeze advisories in effect north and west of town. but by noon though, sunshine and upper 50s to around 60 and a beautiful afternoon. sunny, not too windy. highs upper 6s some spots even topping 70 degrees. i'll be back with the seven day forecast and i've got some ups and downs. right now though we go to monika samtani with timesaver traffic. on the southbound side of i- 270 here's route 109. all lanes are open down to the point where the lanes divide. coming up in my next report, another look at maryland roads at 4:47. andrea? thank you monika. it is time for the first your money segment of the morning: jessica doyle is off. stocks started the new month and the new arter request a rally on -- quarter with a rally on the stronger than expected report in manufacturing. taking a look at the numbers --
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avon rejected a buyout offer from the fragrance company codi. avon which has been struggling financially said the company is worth more and analysts believe koti will come back to the table with a slightly better offer. global payments says a recent data breach at its company may affect less than 1.5 million customers. the company says the hackers stole credit card numbers but not names, addresses and social security numbers. mastercard and visa's own systems were not affected and global payments now has a website established to help card holders whopped more information -- who want more information. for the second year in a row they had the best performance. the rankings by a private research group are based on the number of lost bags, delayed flights, bumps from full planes and consumer complaints. trying to get back at least to number two, burger king is
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revamping its menu. it will add ten knew items in-- new items including smoothie salads. spotting the early signs of autism can make a big difference. we have tips for moms and dads in about six minutes. >> more on that blue your weather first -- plus your weather first when we return in two minutes. you're watching 9news now.
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good morning, welcome back to 9news now. a little cold slap in the face this morning from mother nature. some freeze, frost warnings out there? >> yeah, that's so forth and west butwell take fit that's going to -- north and west but we'll take it. if that's going to knock down some of the warnings and allergens. >> thank goodness yes. >> the danger is the growing season has begun and a lot of folks are taking plants inside. the plants. my apple tree looks beautiful right now. >> the question is what the yield would be --
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>> if they get damaged by the cold weather. that's the bigger concern. let's talk about the allergy update. that came in yesterday. we've got this just before noon from sue at the u.s. army allergen extract lab and yes the tree pollen was high yesterday. you might have been feeling that. the grasses were low and the mold spores in the moderate category at least for the day the weed pollen was absent. the bus stop forecast, clear, chilly and frosty in spots. more spots in the upper 40s with sunrise at 6:49 this morning. it sets about 7:33 this evening. our day planner sunshine 46 at 8:00. that's at reagan national. 59 by noon. now winds won't be nearly as strong adieus. they'll be out of the northwest at about 6 miles per hour here midday. this afternoon upper 60s a couple of spots even 70, 72 out there. a beautiful afternoon. and this evening, we'll be at 63-degrees with a few clouds by 8:00 and tonight a chance for a few showers during the
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overnight and no cold. not for the district but howard and montgomery, loudoun, prince william, fauquier counties north and west under frost advisories in the darker blue. the light blue here to carroll and frederick and washington counties to the west, you guys are under a freeze warning until 9:00 a.m. temperatures are all other the place depending on whether or not the winds are dead calm. you can get cold quickly right at the surface and that's in gaithersburg at 36. culpeper down to 32 but where with winds are up in winchester and hagerstown mid 40s right now. baltimore is 37. reagan national thanks to the water off the potomac there at 48 but it's 39 in alexandria and bethesda. down to 34 in reston. so you likely have some frost on some of the darker cars already. same with manassas and haymarket and college park this morning also 37 degrees. outside on the michael & son weather camera, it's dark. pretty much. clear skies there. you're looking at the white house. 28 degrees with a north
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northeast wind only 3 miles an hour. and the relative humidity at 52%. nationally another storm in the midwest, that's been the case for the last few weeks a very stormy half for them. in the rockies though a little bit of spring snow falling through southern colorado. the mountains northern new mexico 1 to 2 feet of snow expected from this. i'll have some storms there in oklahoma and down toward mississippi as well. and even in the lakes this morning, we're watching some showers and storms, wisconsin into michigan. but for us hey high pressure is in control, that's going to be the case all day. we're staying in food with the futurecast. 5:00 p.m. all is still quiet. tonight watch what happens from the north and west at 3:00 this morning, an area of showers looks like it's going to pop through us overnight. by 7:00 a.m. that should be south and east of us and we'll be partly sunny to mostly cloudy conditions at times tomorrow. 3:00 in the afternoon on wednesday, notice down as you head down toward areas of
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strasburg south and to the valley potentially some showers and maybe into fredericksburg as well and that will be the best chance of it south of d.c. tomorrow. a chance of showers in the afternoon. and temperatures should be upper 60s to maybe even low to mid-70s if we can get enough sunshine. all depend on how chick the cloud cover is going -- thick cloud cover is going to be for us. tonight a shower and not nearly as cold. upper 40s to low 50s. tomorrow low possibly mid 70s with a shower south of d.c.. depending on the cloud cover. that will determine how warm we get. 60 on thursday. so definitely a cooler trend for thursday and friday only 61. now saturday not bad. 64. easter sunday still looks pretty good. 68 and monday around 70. slight chance of a shower then. it is 4:47. 48 degrees here in washington. and monika samtani has a smile and some traffic information. a nice day and that's what we have to look forward to although we had a lot of construction overnight.
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i should hope that within the next few minutes it will be cleared up. in the meantime let's take a look around town. if you're planning to head over to the beltway on the north side there was construction right here near the green belt metro station and route 1 in the college park area. so be aware of that. i think that should be cleared up shortly. let's take a live look outside. here's 270 southbound on montrose road and this is the good indication of all of them really coming in from the north and down to the beltway including 95 out of baltimore as well. back to the maps and this time to the other side. no problems out of southern maryland, route 4, route 5, route 301. everything is fine heading into oxon hill and down into the wilson bridge. a live look right here at the beltway. route 4 pennsylvania avenue near andrews air force base and pretty much the entire prince george's county side of the beltway looks absolutely fine. coming up in my next report, we'll take a look at 95 in virginia at 4:55. mike? thank you monika. is sugar a toxin? that's a big discussion
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recently. california endocrinology says that while sugar convulsion has gone down. added sugars in processed foods has actually taken its place. he says new studies confirm sugar or fructose's role is promoting dangerous health conditions. >> obesity. type 2 diabetes. hypertension. and heart disease itself. >> interesting. the doctor started getting worldwide attention with this lecture posted on youtube called sugar -- the bitter truth. he says the big problem is how we consume the sugar. it used to be most of it came from real fruit and a surge of sugar was buffered by lots of fiber. not so he says with processed foods in america, now consuming about 130 pounds of added sugar per person per year. the centers for disease control now estimates one in 88 children have autism in the u.s. >> the experts say the best
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things parents can do is educate healths about the early worn -- themselves about the early warning signs. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: 5-year-old david was diagnosed with autism when he was 2. >> good job david. good job. >> his first year i just noticed he was very unresponsive to me. he didn't have any language whatsoever and didn't want the to imitate. i had to get early intervention. >> reporter: his mom got him help right away. >> we're trying to get him to communicate by pointing to requests instead of just grabbing like normal. >> reporter: while the symptoms of autism may not be obvious until after a child's first birthday. an mri can decorrect changes in the brain -- detect changes in the brains as young as 6 months old. >> today with observations -- together with observations about behavior early brain markers may give us a more
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accurate ability to predict who's going to have autism. >> reporter: the best thing parents can do now is look out for early signs and have their child evaluated if they have concerns. no babbling, pointing. reacherring or waving by 12 months, no words by 16 months and any loss of speech, babbling or social skills at any age. >> you're basically their voice and if you have to speak out for them. >> reporter: with early intervention, some children can make significant progress and it can make it easier for the parents. >> i'm reaching him in a way even though he can't talk back to me can that means a lot to me. >> reporter: she says even little improvements make her optimistic about david's future. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. some other signs include poor eye contact and a child who resists cuddling or holding. gene mapping is getting faster and cheaper. but researchers at johns hopkins university are warning that for the average person,
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decoding your own dna may not predict your health. doctors say lifestyle and environment influence many common diseases and cancer typically doesn't result from inherited genes but from mutations that can form anytime. childbirth takes longer now than it did 50 years ago. a study finds u.s. women spend an average of two to three hours longer in delivery than they did in the 1960s. one explanation is that more women use epidurals for pain relief which slow labor. time for the question of the morning, 4:52 -- log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page and reveal your response. >> you can also enter the 9news now and hyatt regency chesapeake bay wonderful
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[ younger brother ] oh, do you want it? yeah. ok, we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light... ...buttery and flaky... this is half. that is not half. guys i have more. [ female announcer ] do you have enough crescents? and these are the ones you'll love as dinner. grands! mini pizzas. grands! biscuit dough... plus 3 ingredients make an easy dinner everyone loves. grands! mini pizzas... from pillsbury. welcome back. 4:55. your weather first and it's a chilly morning out there. some areas down in the lower 30s but a great deal of sunshine today. really a fine afternoon. by lunchtime in the mid- and upper 50s here. by early afternoon already 62 at 1:00. highs today upper 60s to even a couple of spots into the low 7 #s. we'll talk about rain chances increasing tonight and in spots on wednesday.
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right now here's monika samtani with timesaver traffic. taking a look at the 14th street bridge on the northbound side of 395 no problems to report. on the length of 395 into the downtown area. coming up in my next report, a closer look at virginia roads at 5:01 back to you guys. the month of april brings showers, blooming flowers and jazz appreciation. smithsonian's national museum of american history is celebrating with a series of performances, lectures and other events around d.c.. the museum is already home to an extensive jazz collection inclouding 100,000 pages of duke ellington's unpublished music and ole fa larentowicz gerald's famous -- fella fitzgerald's famous red dress. some are already on display. want to be in pictures? if you're between 21 and 6024 could be a chance of a lifetime. central casting is holding an open call this sunday for house of cards. that's the upcoming netflix
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political drama starring kevin spay see. it will be held at the hill center in southeast washington from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. it's looking for all kinds of washington types including people who can play politicians, staffers, aides and reporters? i'm ready for my closeup. [ laughter ] whitney houston's final performance are on the big screen and they're being released soon. >> and congratulations are in order for one hollywood star, alexis christoforous has those stories and more in this look at entertainment. >> reporter: the trailer for whitney houston's final film is out. >> what you all doing in there? >> reporter: in "sparkle" whitney houston plays a mother. former "american idol" winner jordin sparks is one of houston's daughters. >> my name is -- >> sparkle. >> reporter: houston hoped the film would help launch her come back. it was her first acting role in more than 15 years. she drowned in the bathtub of
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her hotel room in february after using cocaine. "sparkle" is scheduled for release in august. oscar nominated actress katherine denueve was honored last night. the 39th annual chaplain awards gala paid tribute to the actress. >> it means a lot to me. to win the charlie chaplin award. very, very proud. >> reporter: the award was named after charlie chaplin. bruce willis is a new daddy for the fourth time. the wife of three years designer and model emma hemming willis gave birth sunday to a baby girl. willis has three daughters with ex-wife demi moore. a representative for willis says the family is overjoyed about the new arrival. and that's your eye on entertainment. alexis christoforous, cbs news, new york. good morning and thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00
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a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> how about a spectacular day? that sound good? we have the information coming up. i'm mike hydeck, here's monika samtani. monika. mr. bernstein with the best details. >> yes, it's a little cold this morning for sure. some areas get a little frost and may need to do a little scraping of the windshield but it's going to be a great afternoon. going to have red sox or the nationals preseason game? i say red sox in honor of -- >> we're nationals fans. >> in honor of mike hydeck from the new england area. we say red sox this morning but going to the game 3:00 start it's going to be beautiful, sunny don't forget the sunscreen before you go in. temperatures should be in the upper 60s to near 70. perfect. they should play two. >> that's right. >> it's so good. weather-wise today let's get the complainer on this tuesday morning. -- day planner on this tuesday morning. a little cold. some areas in the low 30s in the suburbs. we have a noontime temperature though near 60s and highs upper 60s in town to 70s


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