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>> this morning police are searching for the man that ware over warehouse employees, killing one of them. >> residents ban together against a series of arson fires. >> and the latest news from libya. >> a storm headed this way. "11 news sunday morning" starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm sarah caldwell. our top stories in just a moment.
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first we want to take a look outside with meteorologist tony pann, and the rain will be present probably for today. >> it will be an unpleasant day in that respect. probably some late rain and minor flooding in some neighborhoods. most of you had drizzle or sprinkles from your house. you will see the heaviest rain represented by the darker green. around baltimore it is light sprinkles. let's look at the temperatures now. right now in the low 50's. it is 51 at the airport. we should make it into the upper 50's this afternoon. rain likely. heavy at times. high temperatures of the upper 50's, which isn't bad this time of year. when we come back, we'll look at the seven-day forecast. >> don't forget to try the new features on our interactive web site, www.wbaltv.com. just click on "weather."
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>> one man dead another injured after an attempted car break-in takes a deadly turn. >> police say the two men tried to stop the suspects from breaking into the warehouse where they worked. sheldon dutez has more. >> these employees were working when something suspicious caught their attention. >> they heard a noise, and that's where they found a suspicious suspect trying to break into their vehicles. >> the man got in his car and tried to get away. >> one of the employees was run over by the suspect's vehicle rving the other, we believe, was dragged by the vehicle. >> one of the workers was rushed to shock trauma where he later died, the other is recovering at a local hospital and is expected to survive. it is unclear what the suspect's motive may have been, but neighbors are shocked by the tragedy.
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>> he went down the other side and sometimes down at the other end they get i little carried on. >> i've never seen anything like this. it's wild. >> police were able to recover the suspect's vehicle, and the investigation is ongoing. >> this morning, police have a person of interest in custody but have not filed any charges. city police are also following an investigation. we're told a man was shot several times at this time no word on a suspect or possible motive. >> the search continues for a man accused of abducting a teenager. it happened friday night in east baltimore. a 19-year-old female was walking in the north block of militanton half when -- when she said no, he grabbed and pulled her into a
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car. the teen was able to escape from a car a short time later in the 200 block of highland avenue. >> the vehicle has a tan stripe on the side of it. what we're asking for is anyone who may recognize the vehicle, anyone who is familiar with the suspect to please contact police. >> as you heard this morning, police are contacting anyone with information to give them a call. >> new information in the case of the east coast rapist. aaron thomas is now under suicide watch after he reportedly tried to hang himself. police say thomas survived his suicide attempt and is back behind bars again. thomas is suspected in 17 attacks in connecticut, maryland, rhode island, and virginia, and they happened over the course of a 12-year period. >> residents targeted by arson are fighting back. in the most recent, last month, the 800 block of belmont avenue where fire destroyed a home, and
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the residents barely made it out alive. >> we just want everyone to know we have to keep our lights on, we have to be neighborly, we have to be watching out for one another. if we notice something suspicious, come out, stand on the posh much, whatever, you may have a crucial piece of information. >> brenda lucas' home bazz destroyed by fire early last month. the mayor, fire marshall, and city council members were among those invited to the event yesterday. >> days after president obama said qadaffi must leave libya, he has stepped up forces. more on the middle east unrest.
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>> we tried to drive the road from tripoli to zaria, we were blocked. >> all the roads have been blocked. >> security forces told us zaria is so calm, there is no point to go there. armored vehicles destroyed, buildings burned. >> look what he has done! >> the death toll remains unclear in zaria, but could be high.
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consolidated control here in central tripoli. officials say the next target is the rebel-held city -- they claim to have al guidia militants. while the government is on the offensive in tripoli, rebels in the east are making gains. today they captured a town which is a key oil-producing region. the rebels went straight to one of gadafti's hopes and -- homes and ransacked it. they still have 400 more miles of desert to cross before
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reaching tripoli. >> back here in maryland, peter o'malley, the brother of martin o'malley is now the new chair of the committee. he was the manager of mayoral campaigns in baltimore and chief of staff to former county executive jim smith. the out-going chair, susan turnbull expressed her support for the new chair. >> kevin kamenetz will be our guest this morning on wbal. send your questions to sundayquestions@www.wbaltv.com. >> they made a splash on their wedding day. why the couple said a beach
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>> a weather system that create a deadly tornado is headed this
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way. >> that's right. the tornado killed one person and injured 11 others and damaged dozens of others. julie martin has the latest. >> at least three tornados ripped through an area west of baton rouge, louisiana, injurying 12 and killing one. 60 homes were destroyed. in crowly, three high school students suffered years at a waffle house when a window was blown out by a tornado. the most serious damage was in rain. >> the house had something that went through the roof it looks like. o'reilly's, their roof is almost completely gone. >> they suffered extensive damage to the northern part of their town. >> there are a number of houses and businesses that are down and or damaged. >> tornado watches in effect in louisiana, mississippi, and alabama throughout much of the afternoon. in new orleans, two inches of
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rain tell in just one hour, forcing the cancellations of some mardi gras festivities. in the midwest, more rain. in ohio, residents were cleaning up from flooding earlier in the week. today more flooding. we expect some reflooding to occur. in nearby lake view jody hill is searching for shelter for her elderly mother who lost her house and most of her belongings. >> she took what she could take and everything else stayed hyped and got damaged. >> the time is 5:13. here in maryland we expect rain
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but no severe weather from that system. 55 degrees already at the airport. southeast wind at 7 miles per hour. we can't see the rain. heavier stuff to our west. sprinkles around baltimore at the present time. once you get around haggedse town, the rain picks up in intensity. if it is not raining at your house yet, there could be heavy rain around baltimore this afternoon and into this evening. minor flooding is possible, especially out in the mountains, because that's where the heaviest rain will take place. let's switch over and take a wider view of the storm system. a lot of it coming up through the tennessee valley. that's probably not going to happen until late tonight. rain from now until 11:00 or 12:00 at night and things will clear up after that. on the back side of this, snow coming across the central part of ohio. it is cold enough behind this system. the colder air will work its way
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into to tomorrow. once you get into ohio, the temperatures drop into the upper 20's and low 30's. 51 at the airport. 54 at westminster, 55 in frederick. a mild start for us. we should make it into the upper 50's this afternoon, even with the clouds and rain. we'll call it rain likely, heavier at times. into this evening, minor flooding possible. high temperatures in the upper 50's, sunrise at 6:32. after midnight, skies will clear, and temperatures will drop after that. once the storm passes we'll drop into the low 30's. i think by monday morning. during the day tomorrow, high pressure will be coming into the northwest. we sth wind up with a cooler day, but quiet to start the workweek on monday with sunny skies. breezy conditions behind the storm.
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we'll hit 50 on tuesday. a chance for rain showers in the evening. a high near 54. it should clear up on friday. every other day, a chance for rain as we head into the beginning of next weekend. >> thanks, tony. the streets of downtown anchorage were filled with barking dogs as the idiorod got underway. >> a northern california wedding video making a splash on the internet. kathy and brian decided to tie the knot in a beach-front wedding. they were hit by a massive wave that knocked the couple into the water. the video has gone viral. they say the beach wedding was a
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l great start. >> does that mean they are off to a stormy start? >> yes. >> actor charlie sheen still a hot commodity. we'll tell you why coming up. ask a howard county program is about to make it more convenient. >> when someone tells a joke -- a baltimore woman has aturn -- a baltimore woman has aturn -- has-t
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usually consume more calories and have more unhealthy diets overall. a recent study published in the british medical journal suggests a drink a day could lower your risk for heart disease. now a new study shows a drink or two could benefit your mind. 300 elderly adults studied for three years. researchers showed ad ults in this category were also likely to be in good physical health. >> a new study may lead to better treatment for heart attack patients. removed about 16% of the heart in a group of newborn mice, only to find their hearts completely regrew, but this only occurred in newborn mice. they hope studies will lead to clues in repairing damages heart tissue.
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>> if you are like a third of all americans you get less than seven hours of sleep a night and you may have trouble concentrating and driving. the c.d.c. found 35 people surveyed in 12 states found they slept less than seven hours on average. a national study said 23% said they had trouble concentrating because they were tired. another 18% struggled to remember things, and another 11% had difficulty driving or commuting. >> for thousands of people in maryland with no health insurance, there are programs to help, but fighting -- finding your way through the maze is not easy. now one program wants to change that. >> place to place to place, and it has not been kind. >> julia copeland said she has gone everywhere looking for help with health insurance. she has lupus and she has no insurance. >> i have been paying for
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everything out of my pocket, doctor's visits, pharmaceuticals, everything. >> with prescriptions costing $1 0 per month, copeland is hoping howard county's system can help her. ken aumond said he heard about making health care a one-130 stop process, and he hopes it can work here. >> you have to go to social services for certain things, the computer systems don't talk to each other. >> with this system the computers are talking to each other. clients fill out one application, and the search begins. >> you come in. you go to the desk. you are taken to a computer kiosk with someone to assist you, you enter your information, and voila, up pops whatever insurance program you are eligible for. >> my hope is that i will be
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accepted. my hope is that i can get to see my doctors without paying everything out of my pocket. >> and julia copeland's hopes were realized. not only did the county find medical assistance for her but for her husband as well. >> first a look at events going on around town this weekend. thre
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>> welcome back. "the washington post" readers may have notice aid new comic -- noticed a new comic strip. it is called "reply all." >> "reply all" is a character loosely based on creator donald lewis. -- donna lewis. >> it is totally fun, totally stress-free. >> donna was an employee at -- >> one day i was sitting and doodling, i took stand-up personal, put it on the doodle, everyone loved it, and i think within a couple days, i was doing one every day. >> when the strip got picked up,
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the department of homeland security gave her the go-ahead. as you can imagine, there is a lot donna can't include in the cartoon. no airport security jokes here. she works for homeland security. >> i can't talk about what they do, i can't talk about what people think they do. i just can't go there. >> julie is her cousin. >> i love the way she draws me. she gives me a skinny little body and lots of big hair that is perfect every day. >> "reply all" made its debut monday in a dozen papers including "the washington post" and the "boston globe" but it is not yet in the "baltimore sun." >> if it doesn't get in the sun, i have a lot of fans in
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baltimore, and you know where to find it online. >> she is illustrated well. >> yes. >> 55 degrees on tv hill. >> tensions in the middle east flare as gas prices and driver frustration rise. could rising gas prices stall the economic recovery. the answer next. >> and possibility of flooding this weekend and what you can expect monday in the seven-day forecast. stay with us. [ female announcer ] most women in america
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at yoplait dot com. the yoplait you love, now in a 4-pack. try it today. >> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> our top stories in just a moment. first a look outside with tony. it is going to be a welt one today. >> i think so, but i think the rain will hold off until this afternoon or this evening. if you are going outside, it -- it will pick up in intensity. the heaviest rain at this point in time is in the mountains. that's where if we were going to get flooding, i think it is going to take place. hagerstown getting moderate rain right now. around baltimore, sprinkles. same thing in annapolis. if it is not raining at your house yet, give it time. it will catch up to everybody at one point or another today. at least it is nice and niled.
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53 downtown. shooting for a high temperature of 59 degrees this afternoon. even with the rain and the temperatures will be nice and mild. minor flooding possible. keep that in mind, especially in the western suburbs. >> don't forget to try our interactive features at our web site, www.wbaltv.com, click on "weather." . >> taking a look at our top stories, the man that robbed employees at knife point. it happened at the gaither market and deli around 9:00 friday night in sikesville. if you have information, please call police. a victim was take --
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>> a fire, and no word on the cause of the fire or the victim's condition. >> people rallying against a proposed gas hike tax. >> we're tired of having our pockets picked and being told better roads are on the way. this is absolutely the wrong time to raise taxes. >> the fear is the higher tax would force drivers to fill up in other states. >> it doesn't matter where you are filling up. gas prices are on the rise. the direct result is political upheaval -- >> the showdown in libya is hitting america where it hurts. >> you are killing us. i am out of work.
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>> from the garden state of new jersey to the golden state of california, americans are paying the price. >> ho do fight it? whack? -- walk? >> people won't be able to afford the houses. >> fuel prices are weighing on the economy just as it shows signs of rebounding. >> the price of oil has sky-rocketed in the last few days. >> brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >> and you can always compare local gas prices and calculate gas mileage at www.wbaltv.com, just click on "consumer alert."
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>> dozens of high school athlete s suffer concussions. an i-team investigation ahead. >> why actress natalie portman's pregnancy has landed her in the middle of a firestorm with mike huckabee. >> we'll check the seven-day forecast after this short break.
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>> welcome back. 51 at the airport, 53. it is going to be a mild day. it is a little bit of a trade-off. heaviest rain is out in the
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western suburbs around baltimore, eastern shore counties, sprinkles and light rain showers. if it is not raining at your house, eventually it will be. it is going to catch up at one point. you see the darker shades of green in frederick county back out toward hagerstown. you can see a lot of heavy rain up stream coming through the mountains. the rain will pick up in intensity, minor flooding possible. i don't think it will clear up until after midnight. one thing you notice here is snow on the back side of the storm coming across portions of ohio. the temperatures really drop off on the other side of the system. we're in the 50's here in maryland, but it is in the 20's in ohio. it is 29 in columbus. i don't think we're going to change over to snow before this ends, but we'll keep an eye on that before late tonight. even if it did, it wouldn't stick. temperatures in the 50's. 50 in parkton.
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51 degrees in rising sun. we'll make it into the 50's, even with the clouds and rain. the rain will pick up in intensity. try to do stuff outside early this morning if you can. minor flooding possible, especially in the western suburbs. sunrise coming up at 6:32. overnight, rain likely early, and then the skies are going to clear after midnight. it will drop off quickly temperature-wise. we'll make it into the low 30's by monday morning. during the damon, big area of high pressure comes in from the northwest. the storm will be pulling away, and we should wind up with a decent day. breezy and cool, but dry for the start of the workweek. clouds bick picking up -- clouds picking up wednesday. a high near 54 on wednesday. a chance for showers going into next weekend on saturday. sending it to the news desk. >> she won the oscar for "black
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swan" but natalie portman is making news for what she calls her biggest role. it is about family values. >> natalie portman won an oscar for best actress, but she's -- >> people see natalie portman or some other hollywood star let who boasts of we're having children, and we're not married. >> some are asking some say it is shameful for the media to criticize palin who -- we all mess up. the issue is how we spopped to it.
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>> i know about moral value and what we need to do it. >> strategists consider huckabee a strong political rival. >> he is trying to be provocative and it is not always consistent with being a serious presidential candidate. >> john harwood, nbc news washington. >> the now infamous rant may have cost him his children and a
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hit show. apparently, in the eyes of many contest winners, sheen is a winner, at least he says he is, and several universities want sheen to be their commencement speaker. gorge washington university in d.c. is also reaching out to sheen to thriffer their commencement ad -- sheen to deliver their commencement address. >> that would be an interesting speech. >> what window say? >> if your children are involved in sports, and both of us have kids in sports, this is a story you will want to watch. >> why more schools are not offering a a test that benefit kids who have had a a concussion. >> first a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> welcome back. this week the first-of-its kind medical conference focused on concussions. >> emergency room visits for concussions have more than doubled. while some schools are embracing a vital new tool for assessing that injury, others are not. deborah weiner asks why not? >> it is a story of two baltimore county brothers, two brain injuries, and two very different outcomes. first, 17-year-old jakeyob finglass, a spring lacrosse game, and a blind-sided hit. >> i have had numerous hits just
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like it, but i just got lucky the other times, i guess. >> turns out this was jacob's second concussion in a week's time. the first was undiagnosed. he >> he had very severe headaches, and his memory was so poor he couldn't take notes in class because from the time the teacher would talk until he went to write it down, he had forgotten the information. >> since the injury, jacob has only attended school part time. >> his life has been disrupted, and it is really sad for a young man to have his life changed that way. >> after jacob was hurt, younger brother aaron took this neurocogtive test called i.m.p.a.c. t. a valuable pre-injury. a kind of snapshot of your brain at its best. the $45 test takes less than a half-hour to complete. >> it is a computerized measure,
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it takes a look at reaction time, visual memory. >> one month after taking a -- taking the test, aaron suffered a concussion. >> follow-up impact tests, compared to the original baseline test helped determine when aaron had recovered and when it was safe for him to return to normal activity, something jacob never had. >> i if -- >> i think if i had known then what i know now, none of this would have happened. >> it is that second brain-impact that can be so catastrophic. >> there is another injury on top of the first injury, the brain can undergo a tremendous amount of swelling, which could often sometimes be fatal. >> mostly private schools are now requiring baseline assessments for student athletes. >> when you look back at the years that you did not have this
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tool, what do you think to yourself? >> i think i probably let a few people go back too soon. >> not senior hunter goodwin. he was sidelined after a recent all-star football game, and then the failure of two follow-up impact tests. >> i have to rely on my brain. i don't want it injuried. >> athletic trainers believe that baseline assessments for concussion rs a no brainer. used in professional basketball, football, baseball, but with if a younger agent leelt with a developing brain is more suscepible to injury, why aren't more counties doing it? >> financed partly with grant money, it costs about $750 a school. >> that is a wealthy county. there is no discounting that. the cost of doing this is so
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modest that it is important to do because it is in the best interest of our student athletes. >> the state of maryland athletic association said they have not started it due to costs and the necessity for trained people to run the test. >> there are a number of test that is we don't have and aren't administered because of the start practice. >> advocates of baseline testing thinking assess lts should be available in all schools. >> this is the standard of care, frankly. >> now the standard of care in a baltimore county family. for the 11 news i-team, deborah weiner. >> student athletes can start seefings baseline assessments as young as 10 years old.
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>> a difficult problem across maryland. >> a local incident caught on tape. a father determined to protect his child. >> the terps reach a new low. i'm greg tolland. i'll show you how it
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>> the terps fell to virginia the -- virginia. the way they are playing, it is unlikely they can pull off the win. the terps cut the lead to 9. later, michael parker deals it. the senior baltimore native
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delivers the slant. the terps get the lead down to 5. virginia would not be denied. after driving and scoring, virginia dominates maryland. terps finish 7-9 in the acc. it is the fifth time maryland has finished 500th in the conference or worse. last night duke and north carolina played for the acc regular-season title. here's seth curry for duke. second half, the tarheels pull away. kendall marshall spins and scores. the freshman marshall had 15. later, check out the hustle by another freshman. dawns will miss the shot. no problem. he grabs his own rebound, and does this. barns with 18, capturing the
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regular-season title and the top seed in the acc tournament. that's a look at sports. i'm greg toland, hope you have a good sunday. >> advancing after winning the county spelling bee last month. kim dacey has her story. >> eighth grader emily durrell is the top speller in anne arundel county. she won the county spelling bee last month. >> i was in shock. >> she came in second place last year, and this year she took home the trophy after hours of working with her language arts teacher. mrs. kapler has coached students for years preparing them for the
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county spelling bee. >> i like to help kids be successful. >> she said emily is one of her brightest students yet. emily moves onto the national spelling bee in washington, d.c. and mrs. kapler will help her prepare. >> i'm going to be mailed some materials, i believe. >> emily is trying not to worry about how she will do at nationals but will do her best to enjoy the entire experience no matter what. >> it is going to be fun. they have all sorts of events planned. it is a whole week in d.c., all expenses paid. it will be great. >> mrs. kapley says emily has the potential to go depar. -- far. >> she's going to have a ball. she's going to remember this.
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it is going to be a positive event in her life. to me it is not important how many words she spells well, it is important she's there representing us and having a good time doing her best. >> emily has time to prepare. the national spelling bee is in june. >> can can you spell "president"? >> the time is 5:55. here's a look ahead to our next hour of "11 news sunday morning." >> one person dead and another injured after an attempted car break-in turned deadly in a quiet south baltimore neighborhood. details coming up. >> unrest in the middle east strikes the city at the hands of libya's leader. the latest on that. >> and rain likely as we close out the weekend. weem check the seven-day forecast for the work week when we come back in just a few minutes. stay with us. [ woman ] bathing suits.
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>> hello, and welcome to "11 news sunday morning." lime lisa robinson. >> and i'm sarah caldwell. let's first go to meteorologist tony pann. >> i think the rain will pick up
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in intensity as we go through the day around baltimore. we already have heavy rains in the mountains, but if you are watching around the city, it is drizzle and sprinkles. if you look at h.d. doppler, you see the heavy to moderate rain around frederick and hagerstown and all that stuff coming out of the mountains. if it is not raining at your house, it will be shortly. here's the good part of the forecast, it is warm. we should make it from 50 to 59 this afternoon. there could be minor flooding in some neighborhoods. when we come back in a few minutes, we'll look at the seven-day forecast and see what's on tap for next week. >> don't forget to try the new features. check out the weather alert. read the bulletin. it is on our website. go to www.wbaltv.com and click on "weather."
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>> one man dead and another injured after a deadly car-break in. >> sheldon dutez has more. >> two warehouse workers saw something suspicious. >> they heard a noise and went to the side of the building and discovered a suspect they believed was breaking into their vehicle. >> the workers confronted the suspect, the -- but the man got in his car and tried to get away. >> one employee was run over, the other was dragged. >> we saw police and ambulance out there. >> police say one of the workers was rushed to shock trauma where he later died. the other is recovering and is expected to survive. it is unclear what the motive was. neighbors are sthocked by the tragedy. >> we never have any problems.
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usually on the other side they carry on, but nothing really. >> it is crazy. in the six years i've lived there, i never heard anything like this. it is wild. >> police were able to recover the suspect's vehicle, and the investigation is ongoing. >> sheldon dutez. >> police have a suspect in custody in that case but have not filed charges. >> a man shot several times in the 200 block of north fulton street saturday night. no word at this time on a suspect or motive. >> a search continues for the man accused of abducting a teenager. it happened just before 7:30 friday night. a 19-year-old female was walking in the 900 block of north militanton avenue. police say she was approached by a hispanic male who asked if she wanted a ride. when she said no, he grabbed her and pulled her into the car. the teen was able to escape from
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the car a short time later on the 200 block of north highland avenue. >> new information this morning on the case of an east coast rapist. aaron thomas is on a suicide watch after he reportedly tried to hang himself. police say he survived his suicide attempt. thomas is suspected in some 17 attacks in connecticut, maryland, rhode island, and virginia that happened over a 12-year period. residents of a neighborhood allegedly targeted by arson are fighting back. the rash of fires took place. the most recent last month in the 800 block of belmont avenue where a fire destroyed a home and the residents barely made it out alive. >> we just want everyone to know, we have to keep their lights on, we have to be
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neighborly, we have to be watching out for one another. if we notice something suspicious or people not of our neighborhood, come out, stand on the porch, look, whatever. you may have a crucial piece of folings. -- piece of information. >> brenda lucas' home was destroyed last month. the mayor and the council members were among those invited to the event yesterday. >> days after president obama said muammar gaddafi must leave libya, he has -- gaddafi has uped attacks at the city of zawiya. >> the libyan government claims to have liberated zawiya from rebel control, but zawiya looks more under siege than free. as we tried to drive the 30
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miles from tripoli to zawiya, we were stopped. >> we have been told all the roads leading in have been blocked. >> security forces turned journalists away. they told us zawiya was so calm, there was no point for journalists to go there. but major battles from video are shown for the last two days. buildings burned, and rebles in the streets. >> look what gaddafi has done. he thinks he is the king of kings, but he is the bucher of his people. rebels even showed prisoners from gaddafi's forces they claim to have captured. the death toll remains unclear in zawiya. they appear to have regained efforts. they consolidated control, launch aid deadly assault on zawiya, and officials say the next target is the rebel-held
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city of metrapa. they say attacking libya is part of its own war -- gaddafi says attacking zawiya is part of its own war on terrorism. while the government is on the offensive around tripoli, rebels in the least are also making gains. today they captured the town of rah lanuf, a key oil-producing city. rebels claim to have shot down one plane, their first in this 18-day conflict. but they still have 400 more miles of desert to cross before reaching tripoli. >> that was richard engel reporting. >> back here in maryland, peter
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o'malley is now the new chair of the democratic party. he is the brother of martin o'malley. he was chief of staff to the former baltimore county executive jim smith. the outgoing chair, susan turnbull expressed her support. >> if you have a question for kevin kamanetz e-mail us at sundayquestions@www.wbaltv.com. >> one major food manufacturer has announced a peanut recall. >> and it has caused one death and damaged dozens of homes in louisiana. it is headed this way. tony has your forecast. he says grab your umb
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ripped through baton rouge, louisiana, saturday morning injurying 12 and killing one. 60 homes were destroyed. in crowly, three high school students suffered injuries at a waffle house when a window wans was blown out -- window was blown out. >> something went through the roof it looks like. in o'reilly, their roof is completely gone. >> they suffered extensive damage to the northern part of their town. >> there are a number of homes that were damaged or down. in new orleans two inches of rain tell forcing the cancellation of some mardi gras festivities.
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today, more flooding. >> we are hopeful it won't reach the full peak of what we had, but we expect some flooding to recur as the river drains. >> this is where we come now. >> in lake view, jody hill is searching for shelter for her elderly mother who lost her house and most of her belongings. >> she had to get out about 4:00 in the morning, so she took what she could take. >> now your insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> the time is 6:12. if it is not raining at your house yet, it will be shortly. 52 at the airport, 54 downtown. that's the good part of the forecast. it is at least going to be nice and mild. let's start with a look at doppler many we can see the heavier stuff is still west. annapolis, the same thing, you guys had light rain or sprinkles. there is light to moderate heavy rain.
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carroll, frederick county, hagerstown represented by the darker shades of green there. that's all marching to the east. let's switch it over and take a wider view here. there is a lot of rain up stream that has to come through maryland before it tapers off. we expect the rain to pick up in intensity as we go through the day. there could be minor flooding in some neighborhoods, especially in the western suburbs. you also notice some snow. i don't think it will change to snow here. you see how temperatures drop off on the other side of the ridgetops. 29 in columbia. 27 in cleveland. colder air will come in later on tonight. i don't think it will catch up to rain and change to snow here. 50 degrees in columbia. we should be able to make it into the upper 50's this afternoon. even though it will be raining off and on all day today, temperatures will be mild. some rain could be heavy this afternoon and this evening.
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minor flooding is possible. sunrise coming up in a few minutes at 6:32. you will likely not see that. rain likely tonight, especially early, and then skies will clear. after midnight skies will clear out and temperatures will drop off quickly. we will be probably in the low 30's in most areas by early monday morning. during the day on monday, the storm will be huling pulling away to the northeast, and high pressure will move to the great lakes, and we'll wind up with a decent day. temperatures 10 degrees cooler, but average for this time of year. we'll make it up to 50 on tuesday. clouds will thicken up again at the middle of the week, and rain will be likely wednesday night into thursday. we'll get another break on friday. the next system comes in late saturday and into sunday over the weekend. send it back to the news desk. >> the streets of downtown average radge at the annual iditarod. the race covers 1,150 miles from
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anchorage to nome. serious mushing begins today as the 16-dog team reaches the start line. >> a northern california's wedding couple video is making a splash on the internet. they decided to tie the knot during a beach-front wedding. during the ceremony they were hit by a wave. the video has gone viral. as for the couple, they say the beach wedding was worth getting wet. >> our director just said, check your tides, plan ahead. >> they wanted to get the storm out of the way. >> they did. >> so now it is smooth sailing in that marriage. >> coming up, the i-team investigates bullying in schools. >> spring break around the corner. why experts say it is the perfect time to plan a get-away. >> with i'm jennifer franciotti.
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details next. >> don't forget, we're taking your tax questions in our next hour. you can e-mail us at tax questions@www
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>> skippy reduced fat peanut butter spread may be contaminated with salmonella, so it has been recalled. >> a recent spike in fuel costs plaking the transport of produce -- a spike in fuel costs is making food delivery more expensive. recent cold temperatures damaged a large portion of winter crops.
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tomatos, cucumbers, and lettuce not expected to be widely available for several weeks. >> scales of auto makers aimed at cost-conscious cups. experts say the boon could be short-lived, especially with rising gas prices. >> if the march sales rate and april sales rate continue to elevate, then i think you have a thesis for a higher overall industry sales volume in the united states. >> sales are up from small cars to s.u.v.'s. hackers found a way to contaminate apps by injecting them with malware. some include photo editor and super guitar hero. at least 50,000 of the poisoned
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apps have been downloaded. text experts suggest replacing the handset or reinstalling the operating system. >> deborah kostroun has this weekend's "bloomberg business report." >> the dow jones industrials went down 88 points friday, and friday's jobs report shows wages were flat. that is not positive for economic growth considering consumers are paying more for cast lien. the good news was -- gasoline. the good news, the unemployment rate unexpectedly declined. for the week, crude oil closed over $104 a barrel. that means you will be paying more at the gas pump. interactive ads may pop up more during your favorite bravo, u.s.a., and favorite history shows. cable companies like comcast,
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time-warner, and cox communications are allowing advertisers to send on-screen pitches. microsoft, bing, and kyack are travel buddies. that's according to u.s.a. today. that deal gives kyack users access to bing travel tools. finally, there is a hefty price tag attached to charlie sheen's rant. he will leave warner brothers with 15 episodes to fill. that means a $12 million loss in revenue. i'm deborah kostroun with a "bloomberg on the weekend business report." >> spring break is just around the corporater, and this may be the time to plan a get-away. many are ready to splurge on a break. south florida and las vegas continue to be popular
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destinations for spring breakers. >> average air fare to orlando is below the national average. they have one of the lowest average hotel rates in the country, so great deals to vegas. >> another way to save, ask for free stuff. hotels are offering everything from free nights to free meals and spa treatments to help fill rooms. >> and don't go away. what the baltimore symphony orchestra has lined up for its new season. first a look at events going on around town this weekend. ♪
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interrelated to dwsh spirituality, all interrelated to joan of arc. >> ticket sales for more than $30,000. >> the first day we broke all records. >> paul meec hufment m is the executive director of the b.e.o. >> michael feinstein is coming here, and we're doing an amazing 1960's program. so we're trying to diversify the kind of programming we're doing. >> for the first time in 10 years, the b.s.o. will go on tour, four concerts on the west coast next spring. >> it is always exciting to tour. i love to travel, and it will be fun to be in california and play some of this music for those audiences.
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>> i think it is important that we put arts on the map. >> it is 6:26 on tv hill. coming up, a look at our top stories. >> it is republican mike huckabee against actress natalie portman. >> we'll look at doppler and check the seven-day in a few minutes. stay with us. [ male announcer ] 95% of all americans aren't getting enough whole grain. but actually, it's easier than you think, because general mills big g line of cereals is america's number one source of whole grain at breakfast. there's whole grain in every box... ♪ ...from chex... to cheerios... to lucky charms. so you can get the whole grain you want with the taste you love.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> first let's go to tony. >> the heaviest rain hasn't moved in yet. we will see minor flooding. an inch or two of rain not out of the quefment let's look at h.d. doppler. if you notice on the lefthand side of the screen, the darker shades of green, that's the heavier to moderate rain out in the western suburbs. here in baltimore, light rain and sprinkles. 54 downtown.
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55 in frederick. we're shooting for a high temperature of 59 this afternoon. even though it is going to be raining all day today, at least the temperatures will be mild. when we come back in a few minutes, let's look at the seven-day forecast and see what's on tap for monday. for now, to the news desk. >> don't forget to try the new features on our interactive radar. it is all on our website at www.wbaltv.com and click on "weather. >> a look at our top stories. the search is on for a man that robbed a deli at knifepoint. if you have information, call police. >> one person hospitalized after i house fire. the fire broke out after 4:30 saturday morning at a single family home in the 5,000 block of crage -- camebridge avenue.
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no word on the cause of the fire or the victim's condition. >> a proposed gas tax hike in annapolis. the recent proposal would increase the 23.5 fuel tax by more than 10 cents. >> we're tired of having our pockets picked and being told, oh, better roads are on the way. this is the wrong time to raise gas taxes. >> there is near the higher taxes would force drivers to fill up in other states. >> it doesn't matter where you are filling up. gas prices are on the rise across the u.s. it is a direct result of the political upheaval spreading across the middle east to libya. the ripple effects are showing at our pump prices and threatening to put the brakes on our economy just as it is getting going. [gunshots] >> the showdown in libya is hitting america where it hurts. >> they are killing us.
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i'm out of work. i don't know how i'm going to look for work. >> americans are paying the price. >> how do you fight it other than walk? >> and not just at the pumps. you >> you are getting ready to go on delivery soon. >> from this florist? >> how much more we can stand? i don't know. >> to this real tore. >> people will not be able to afford the houses. >> fuel prices are weighing on the economy as it shows signs of rebounding. >> and there is no end in sight. >> the price of oil has sky rocketed in the last few days. libya is one of the 12 nations, in terms of oil production. >> problems a world away hitting very close to home. brian mooar, nbc news, wash -- washington. >> you can compare gas prices and calculate gas mile age by going to www.wbaltv.com and click on "consumer alert."
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>> chilledhood bullying has been a long-term problem, but it has just gained national attention. >> is facebook a stressor in yr -- -- stressor in your life? >> we'll look at h.d. doppler and check the seven-day after this break. >> don't forget to send us your tax questions. you can e-mail your questions to www.wbaltv.com. my diet? well yesterday i had an apple turnover.
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i know it's sort of my weakness. i always keep it in the house. well, that and boston crème pie, white chocolate strawberries, and mmm key lime pie. yeah, i've already lost some weight.
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>> welcome back. the time is 6:35. let's look at h.d. doppler. we can see heaviest rain off to the west of baltimore. light rain and sprinkles around the city. the rain will pick up in intensity as we head through the day. we see the darker shades of green showing up in frederick or carroll county, so the rain will pick up, and there could be minor flooding by the time we get to late this afternoon and this evening. an inch or too of rain is not out of the question here. there is a lot of rain up stream, and this has to come through maryland before it clears out. su that probably won't happen until after 10:00 or 11:00 tonight. i don't think this will change to snow here, but there is cold air on the other side of the mountains. 27 in cleveland now. 29 in columbus, ohio. i think the cold air will get blocked from catching up with the rain as it passes through
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baltimore. i don't think we'll be dealing with snow as it comes to an end. we're in the low to mid 50's right now. we should make it into the upper 50's this afternoon. even with the rain. again, it is going to be heavy at times, especially this afternoon and this evening. high temperatures range, we'll say, 56 to 61 in the southern suburbs. it is possible to get up close to 60 today. rain likely early tonight. the skies will clear late. temperatures drop back into the low 30's by early monday morning. sunset this evening at 6: ho 4. -- sunset this evening at 6:04. in between those two systems, there could be a breeze kicking up out of the northwest. all and all it shouldn't be a bad day. mostly sunny, breezy and cool. high temperature around 48. tuesday we'll make it close to 50. wends the clouds will thicken up, and we'll see another chance for rain coming in wednesday night and during the day on thursday with high temperatures staying in the 50's, another
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break on friday before more rain is possible over next weekend. >> i apologize. hi there, tony. she won the oscar for black swan and now natalie portman is making news for what she calls her biggest role. john harwood explains. >> natalie portman is being called a bad example by an unexpected critic, former arkansas governor mike huck bee -- huckabee. >> one of the problems is that people see a natalie portman or some other starlet who says, we're having children, we're not married, but we're doing fine. >> some argue why huckabee didn't single out bristol palin
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when she was pregnant out of wedlock. his latest comments stirred memories of vice president dan quayle. >> i know it is not fashionable to talk about moral values, but we need to do it. >> today huckabee defend his comment about less affluent women. the poll shows primary voters want to hear about economic rather than social issues. >> he's trying to get headlines, you know, be provocative, and it is not consistent with being a serious presidential candidate. >> some wonder if huckabee is willing to -- john harwood, nbc
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news, washington. >> it looks like actor charlie sheen is a hot commodity for commencement addresses. his rants may have cost him his children and a hit tv show, at least for now, but in the eyes of many college students, sheen is the winner he says he is, and they want him to visit. several universities want sheen to be their commencement speaker. students have started a facebook campaign to get sheen to speak at their 2012 commencement address. so far sheen has not supplied to either school. >> speaking of facebook, facebook may be too much to bear for some people. experts say the social pressures are stressing some people out. but it doesn't stop them from logging on. erika edwards has more. >> facebook is like the party
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where all your friends are hanging out 24-seven. >> how many friends do you have on facebook? >> i have 460. >> about 500. >> not an unusually high neb number. >> a survey in scotland found the more facebook friends a person had, the more likely he was to be stressed out and anxious. >> the more you have of it, the more difficult it will be, the more anxiety it will promote. >> scott agrees and compares facebook to a gambling addiction where users are kept in a kind of nurotic limbo, afraid they missed out on something. >> if you walk away, you are afraid some jackpot might happen while you're gone. >> they said they did not come away with much of a reward. in some cases, students can't walk away. >> i know some people on it
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constantly. >> i know people that have trouble studying because of it. >> facebook did not respond to requests for comment on the new study. with more than 500 million users worldwide, there is always a social gathering somewhere, but even online, have you to know when to petroleum the plug. -- when to pull the plug. >> according to facebook, the average user has 130 online friends. previous research suggested the average person only has the emotional energy for two or three close friends. >> you have many more than that. >>es, but you only have the energy to deal with that many. gentleman if you are ready for tonight's celebrity apprentice, we have a preview of what fans can expect. >> an eighth grader bullied inside the classroom. next the i-team investigates
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>> bullying is certainly aproblem across the consumer -- is certainly a problem across the country, and maryland is no exception. >> this morning the i-team took a look at one such incident that was caught on camera. we also talked to a father determined to protect his
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daughter. >> the boy in the corner is kyle's 13-year-old son. he has a former autism. >> he seems weird to other children. they don't know how to relate to him. >> the video was recorded by a fellow eighth grader at windsor mill elementary and posted on youtube. in the video, kyle is overwhelmed by the other kids teasing him, so he retreats to the corner and then makes a plea to his tormentor. >> how would you feel if you were teased, bullied. i feel that way. people have teased me all my life. [kids laughing] >> when i look at it, i completely went nuts. >> along with recovering from a work-related head injury, kyle is fighting for his son who he says has been bullied in schools for years. >> it was extremely stressful for him day-to-day. kyle was coming home upset that
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the kids were picking on him. he'll come complaining that the students pushed him into a locker, hit his head. >> it's torture. they tease me and start calling me names. >> ishmail attends a regular eighth grade class with the help of an aid. kyle said the aid was absent this day and the teacher was a substitute. a prime opportunity for bullying. the administration of windsor middle school declined our request for an interview. the baltimore county did not respond. so we went to the state. >> i think bullying is a serious problem in our schools. >> the executive director of student family and school support for the department of education, a state expert on bullying.
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he wouldn't talk directly about ishmail's case but said bullying is more frequent and insidious than it used to be. >> no child should be bullied. >> the act mandates the department of education create a form reporting incidents of bullying. this is what the form looks like. you can find it on individual school district's web site, on the maryland department of education web site, or some school counselors. it is used as an investigative tool to determine what took place and how to prevent the behavior in the future. >> if your child is being bullied and or you are a student, that you have recourse. >> kyle feels most of the blame rests with parents. >> these children are coming to school and they come without this type of education that should have been taught at home in the first place. i can't blame the school system
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for that. that is the absolute of these parents who are not teaching to the children. >> the clatons met with paints, issues have been aded -- addressed, and things have gotten better for ishmail. >> people have stopped bothering me, and usually a few people bother me a lot in school. >> kyle is sharing his story in the hopes that no child will have to endure what his child has. >> i have been bullied all my life ever since day one. >> hopefully this serves as a lesson. it is disturbing to watch. >> kyle clayton advocates a zero toll rens policy on bullying. there are resources including the form to report bullying, a parents guide and a quiz to see how much you know about bullying in maryland.
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>> that's not all. tonight "date line" takes a look and how parents respond when they don't know their parents are watching. it is called "my kid would never bully" and you can see it here on wbaltv tonight at 7:00. >> switching gears, also tonight on nks, the latest installment of celebrity apprentice. >> i'm greg toland. through thee future of the family rests upon the foundation of a strong marriage. unfortunately, today the sacred institution of marriage faces numerous challenges. we must work together to defend it. join the catholic church as we seek to build a culture that promotes and esteems marriage. our doors and our hearts are always open. . . . . . .
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michael parker dishes to dino gregory. he delivers the following slam. the terps would get the lead down to five. drives and scores. virginia dominates maryland 74-16. the terps finished 7-9 in the acc. the fiffth time maryland finished five times in the conference. last night duke to north carolina glamed for the regular-season title. here is seth terry. this will give duke an early lead. the second half, the tarheels would pull away and a couple freshmen would lead the way. kendall marshall spins and scores. that would give them a nine-point lead. the freshman marshall had 15. harrison barnes. barnes misses his shot. he grabs his rebound, and watch what he does. how about that finish. barnes with 18 p clcla rolls 71-59 capturing the regular
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season title in the acc tournament. the orioles and red sox play for a 4-4 tie today. had a pair of hits, drove in two runs, jay fox hit a solo blast. brad ferguson gave up three runs. i'm greg toland. hope you have a great sunday. >> he hasn't announced he wants to run for president, but you can expect to see more of "the donald." mark vargus has a preview of "celebrity apprentice." >> it is celebrities unleashed on the streets of new york city once again. >> i look at this like a lot of throw breads -- thorobreds in the same stable. >> would i try to manipulate? >> do you understand me? >> brings together another
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combustible number of celebrities. >> i could be the most sane person in the room. >> you push the mad button in me, star jones. >> you better be powerful to beat me. >> i'm not scared of donald trump. in fact, he might be a little bit scared of me. >> the candidates definitely have trump's attention. >> i don't think we've ever had a group like this. >> battle lines are quick to be drawn. >> i heard what you said. >> i am probably going to show sides of myself that i don't always show on television. >> strategies will be played from day one. >> i think they are already con sfused, and it shows. >> if you don't get your knives out and sharpened, you won't last long. >> bad karma will haunt you. >> the longer they last, the more money they win for charity. wbal-tv 11 news. >> among the other contest
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tapts, latoya jackson, david cassidy, and jose canseco. celebrity apprentice follows on america's next great restaurant. will you be watching both? >> it is too much reality tv, but you kind of have to watch. >> all right. it is 6:57, and 51 degrees at tv hill. here's a look ahead to our next hour of "11 news sunday morning." >> sneezey, runny nose, coughing. at 7:14 how to determine if it is the flu oralies. >> organic turkey, chicken, trying to figure it all out. we'll take the guesswork out of it for you starting with dairy. >> and get answers to your tax questions at 7:42. >> plus more news, weather, and
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sports when "11 news sunday morning" continues.
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>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." lime lisa robinson. >> and i'm sarah caldwell. first we want to take a look outside with tony pann. >> some of that rain we were talking about is starting to get
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close to baltimore. let's start by looking at h.d. doppler. we'll get to the forecast in a second here. heavy stuff represented by the yellows and dark green to the west of baltimore now moving through parts of howard and carroll counties. that's moving eastbound. look for the rain to pick up in intensity in baltimore city, harford county and to the eastern shore within the next half-hour or 45 minutes. let's switch it over and take a look at the forecast. the good part is mild. even with the clouds and showers around, we will make it into the upper 50's this afternoon. some rain could be heavy enough to cause minor flooding in some neighborhoods, so keep that in mind as we head through the day today. for now, to the news desk. >> thank you, tony. don't forget to try the new features on our interactive radar. it is all on our web site at www.wbaltv.com, click on "weather." >> one man dead another injured after an attempted car break-in
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takes a deadly turn. >> the two men tried to so much the suspect from breaking inside the truck outside the warehouse where they worked. sheldon dutez has more. >> two men were doing work outside this warehouse when something suspicious caught their attention. >> they heard a noise and that's where they encountered one suspect who they believe was attempting to break into one of their vehicles. >> that's when police say the two workers confronted the suspect, but the man got into the car and tried to get away. >> one employee was run over by the suspect's vehicle. the other was dragged a short distance. >> we saw police and ambulance out there. >> police say one of the workers was rushed to shock trauma where he later died. the other is recovering at another local hospital and is expected to survive. it is unclear what the suspect's motive may have been, but neighbors like cody brinkley are shocked by the tragedy. >> usually we do not have problems. on the other side sometimes they
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carry on, but nothing really. >> it is crazy. in the six years i lived there i never heard of anything like this. this is wild. >> police were able to recover the suspect's vehicle and the investigation is ongoing. wbal-tv 11 news. >> this morning police have a person of interest in custody but have not filed any charges. city police are investigating a shooting in west baltimore but were told a man was shot several times in the 200 block of north hilton street. at this time there is no word on a suspect or possible motive. >> the search dins this morning for the man accused of abducting a teenager. police say it happened before 7:30 friday night. a 19-year-old female was walking in the 900 block of north militanton avenue when police say they was approached by a hispanic male who asked if she wanted a ride. when he said no, he grabbed her and pulled her into his car. the teen was able to escape on
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highland avenue. >> the vehicle is a dark color with a tan stripe on the side of t weaver asking anyone who may recognize the vehicle or familiar with the suspect to please contact police. >> again, you are urged to call police if you have any information at all. >> new information in the case of the east coast rapist. aaron thomas under suicide watch after he reportedly tried to hang himself. police say thomas survived his suicide attempt and is back behind bars gun following release from the hospital. thomas is suspected in some 17 attacks in connecticut, rhode island, and virginia that happened over a 12-year period. >> residents targeted by arson are fighting back. the most recent last month in the 800 block of belmont avenue where a fire destroyed a home and residents barely made it out alive. >> we just want everyone to know we have to keep our lights on,
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we have to be neighborly, we have to be watching out for one another. if we notice something suspicious or people not of our neighborhood, you know, come out. stand on the porch. you may have a crucial piece of information. >> the mayor, the fire marshall, and city council members were among those invited to the event yesterday. >> days after president obama said muammar gaddafi must leave libya, the dictator has uped his defenses stepping up attacks against rebel forces in the city of zawiya, very close to the city of tripoli. >> the libyan government claims to have liberated the town of zawiya from rebel control, but zawiya today looks more under siege than free. as we tried to drive the 30 miles from tripoli to zawiya, we found the road lined with
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armored vehicles and checkpoints. >> we have been told that all the roads leading into zawiya have been blocked. >> security forces turned journalists away. they told us zawiya was so calm, there was no point for journalists to go there. video from inside shows battles underway for the past two days. armored vehicles destroyed, buildings burned, and rebels in the streets. >> look what gaddafi has begun, said this man. he thinks he is the king of kings, but he is the bucher of his people. the death toll remains unclear in zawiya but could be in the dozens. gaddafi's forces appear to have regained momentum in this conflict. they have consolidated control, launched a deadly assault on zawiya, and they say the next
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target is the rebel-held city of of metrapa. today it distributed area al footage claiming to show al-qaeda militants in zawiya, but there was nothing in the footage, just airline shots. while the government is on the offensive arned around tripoli, rebels in the east are also making gains. today they captured the town of ras lanouf. it is a key oil-producing region. rebels went straight to one of gaddafi's homes and ransacked it. the rebels seem to have claim to have shot down at least one plane, the first in an 18-day conflict, but they still have 400 more niles of desert to -- miles of desert to cross before reaching tripoli. >> that was richard engell reporting. back here in maryland, governor
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martin o'malley is now the new chair. o'malley was the senior advisor in the ghoffer's 2006-2010 campaign, the manager of his mayoral camp paineds in baltimore. outgoing chair susan turnbull expressed support for the newly elected chair. >> kevin kamanetz will be our guest later this morning on 11 news. if you have a question e-mail us at sundayquestions did the @www.wbaltv.com. you can also leave questions at our facebook page. >> we're in the middle of tax season. if you have a tax question, now is the time to e-mail us. >> cases of seasonal flu are on the rise. still ahead, how can you distinguish between the two. >> plus, don't go to the grocery store without it. the author of this book takes the confusion out of healthy eating. >> first a live picture at sky cam as your insta-weather plus
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forecast after this breaks. stay with us.
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>> we had the rain out there.
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53 at the airport, 54 downtown. at least it is nice and mild. it is not going to be the best day to close the weekend, but temperatures will be aboveage. let's look at h.d. doppler. we're talking about this band of heavier rain coming in. the darker shades of green and yellow in howard county, back to carroll county. this will move into the city within the next 15 or 20 minutes. just some scattered light rain showers over on the eastern shore county. the rain will fill in there as well. some of it could be heavy. especially later this afternoon and this evening. we could see flooding. an inch or two of rain not out of the question. it looks like it will be with us a majority of today. especially when you switch it over and take a look at this wider view. i don't think everything will clear out until after 10:00 font. here's an item of interest. we have snow on the back side of this in west virginia and ohio. i don't think it will change to snow over here. it will be a close call.
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right now temperatures into the 50's. but it drops into the 20's back behind it. typically the mountains block that cold air from catching up to the rain. we'll watch that and for now we'll cut the rain off. temperatures here closer to home. we should make it to the upper 50's. we'll see a range. rain in minor flooding. sunset this evening at 6:04. overnight tonight, rain early. there could be snow in the mountains. clearing late tonight. the temperatures clearing back into the low 30's by early monday morning. during the day tomorrow. high pressure comes in from the great lakes. in between the two, there will be a breeze kicking up. out of the northwest, not a bad day on wednesday. mostly sunny, breezy, cooler with a high temperature near 48.
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we'll make it up to 50 tuesday. clouds will thicken up again on wednesday. we'll probably see rain wednesday night and during the day on thursday with high temperatures again in the 50's. a break on friday before another shower possibility comes in late saturday and into sunday over the weekend. send it over to the news desk. >> coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose. we all know the symptoms. flu season at its peak. how to determine if you have the flu oraleries. >> plus -- flu oralies? >> plus, how to shop for healthy eating. >> and we're taking your tax questions at
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>> in "medical alert" it is only
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the beginning of march, and already allergy season is in full swing. allergists are warning this may only be the beginning of a long and miserable season. >> because the pollen count has gotten high early, people are having more symptoms. >> the people are enjoying this unseasonnably warm weather, and the trees are enjoying it too. sther the midge contribute torse to the high -- they are the major contributors to the high pollen count. >> the season is longer, the pollen is more potent, and there is more of it. it be a problem for patients with allergies. >> this year the clinic is updating the way it charts
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pollen, assigning a value of low, mod ray, high, and extremely high descriptions of levels of pollen in the air. in previous years, any cound higher than 500 particles of pollen is extremely high. now that thresh hold has been lifted significantly. >> we can directly compare our pollen count here in atlanta to pollen counts in other parts of country. >> dr. fineman also warns this could end up being a one-two punch for allergy sufferers. symptoms could be worse when the pollen returns. >> when you are sensitized and reexposed, you can get an even more violent aallergic reaction. >> and another thing we're all dealing with at work, the store, and the home, is the flu. it is marching many of us into doctor's offices across the
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country. 45 states are -- experts at the centers for disease control say there isn't one particular strain of flu that's taking over. here to help us sort it out, dr. david blythe from the department of health and mental hygiene. >> good morning. >> what happened with this flu? >> that's right. we are having big numbers of flu throughout the united states but including here in maryland, and we had a lot of activity, flu activity pick up in january, particularly late january. it has been around since then, and we still have it here throughout the state, including here in baltimore. >> the good news is there is plenty of vaccine. >> that is good news. there is plenty of vaccine. there are three different flu strains circulating at the same time, and the vaccine takes care of all three of those. >> so it is not too late, unless
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you have had the flu. >> that's a good point. it's still -- even if you have had the flu, even if you think you have had the flu, it is worth getting the vaccine, because there are these three different strains, and you might have had one, but the vaccine will protect against all three. >> and your cold symptoms are straight forward shall stuffy nose, sneeze,, sore throat, and cough. just deal with it? >> what's different with flu? well, flu typically people have -- this is typically, not always the case for any individual, but typically people will have more fever and much more in the way of body aches and feeling bad. the cough with flu doesn't usually produce a lot whereas with colds and other viruses, respiratory viruses, you sometimes have a productive cough. the bottom line is, you sometimes have -- there are certain people that should check
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in with their health care provider if they have these kinds of symptoms. in particular, it is the very yonk young people over 65 and people who have underlying medical problems or diabetes or as many. >> definitely respiratory problems. >> yes. >> but the fever? >> that is often the case. people with flu tend to more commonly have fever than people who have some of the other rells by tri viruses or things like allergies. but it is not alts case. that's -- but it is not always the case. regardless if you have having trouble breathing, lots of pain in the chest, difficulty keeping fluids down and confusion, and in particular, if you have these symptoms start to feel a little better and they come back and they come back again, those are the times that you want to check in with your health care
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provider. >> and allergies muddy the waters. >> it sure does. this time of year it is hard inform sort all that out. -- hard to sort all that out. part of it is just staying in good touch with your health care provider if you are having problems. >> stay home if you are stick. >> stay home from school, and don't pass flu. if your fever has gone for 24 hours, that's the time you can go back to school. stay home while you have that fever and the other symptoms. >> where can people get the vaccine? >> you can get vaccine all around, give a call to your health care provider or check out your local pharmacy. >> thank you for coming in. are you confused by the healthy
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products? we have a nutritionist standing by to help. first a look at events going on around town this weekend. ♪
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alert, a recall for peanut butter. unilever announced a recall of skippy reduced fat peanut because it may be contaminated by salmonella. o 48001006812 u.p.c. code and 04 -- located on the side of the jar's label below the jar's label. >> we are all trying to make better food choices these days, but with grocery stores it is hard to find the best nutritional value for your dollar. our author is wrote "secrets of a healthy diet." we start with dairy. >> i think dairy can be confusing for people because there are so many different options and also finding the right thing that's the right
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price. >> some people think they can't eat healthy and it be affordable. >> it seems like when you go into the store, there are new products claiming to be healthy. so i have tips on what the choices are and where you can save money. let's start with the basics with milk. if you are watching your calories, and most of us are, you can save calories by going with low-fat and reduced fat instead of whole. here is a new product you may have seen on the shelf. it is called skim-plus. this is a fat-free product. it is blended with dried milk powder. that makes it thicker and creamier. not as watery as skim milk. quite a bit higher in protein and calcium. the only fly in the ointment is it is about 50% more expensive. if you are trying to keep your grocery bill down, you get
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nutrition from regular low-fat milk. >> how about taste? >> a lot of people think organic milk tastes better. the real advantage of organics is they are produced without pesticides and antibiotics and there are a lot of benefits for the environment, and that's something a lot of people feel they are willing to pay more for. you may have noticed, a lot of organics are ultrapasteurized. that extends the shelf life from two weeks to six weeks. that can save you some money. nutritionly it doesn't have any affect one way or another. some feel it flattens the taste a little bit. some people do not drink dairy
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at all for lots of reasons. now there are more options to choose from than ever before. soy milk will be the highest in protein. almond milk is usually the lowest in calorie. hemp milk is made from a marijuana plant. whatever you decide to go with, make sure you are not -- >> are these the -- more expensive? >> no, their prices are in line with other dairy products. >> let's talk about yogurt. >> yogurt has beneficial bacteria that help to keep your digestive system healthy.
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here i can save you money. again, you don't need to spend extra for speciality brands that say they are specially formulated for digestive health. you get the same benefits from regular yogurt. that's a real price premium for the active brand. you can stick with that. of course, the greek yogurt, people love this. >> i don't know if i'm sold on it yefment the flavor isn't comprable. >> it is made from regular yogurt that has the liquid. that's what makes it so much thicker and creamier. it also makes it more expensive. on the plus side, it is higher in protein. on the down side, it is lower in calcium because the calcium gets drained out with the whey. >> you will get calcium in other ways. >> yes. >> thank you, monica. we want to showoff your book again. the name of the book is "nutrition divas."
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tricks for a healthy diet by monica reinold. fp >> don't go away. much more news coming up. stay with us. you're watching "11 news sunday morning."
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>> welcome back to "11 news
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sunday morning." thank you for joining us. >> first a look outside with tony. is it raining out there? >> yes, it is raining. flood watches in effect until later this morning. don't be surprised if you get an inch or two of rain out of this system. maybe even a few rumbles of thunder. starting to get reports of thunder and lightning out there. you can see heavier rain represented by the darker greens and yellows. got heavier stuff around cockesville and towson. mild. 55 in frederick now. we'll make it up to 55 or 59 today. the rain will be with us all day today. minor flooding possible as we head into the evening. seven-day forecast. for now to the news desk. >> thank you, tony. don't forget to try our new features on the interactive radar. also, read the bulletin. it is on our website at www.wbaltv.com and click on
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"weather." >> time for a look at whts coming up on "meet the press." david gregory joins us live with a preview. >> good morning, lisa. >> you guys have a lot to talk about on the show today. let's talk about libya. is this country prepared for military action if there is a con flict, and how does our administration deal with it? >> i think the problem with oil would be in the persian gulf countries. that's something for the administration to watch closely. i think it is an important question. i don't have the answer. it is one i will be raising this morning, which is how far will the president be willing to get to get muammar gaddafi out of power? it is not going to be easy. if you pursue a no-fly zone, you have to bomb their defenses. that doesn't keep him from attacking and killing protesters and rebels on the ground. so this question of where the united states will draw the line is one that hasn't been done
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yet. >> the economy, let's switch gears there. it shows some signs of recovering this week. we have a whole thing with the oil prices. was it a huge relief to the obama administration to have signs of recovery? how do you expect your represent -- representatives to -- >> it will be difficult to pounce on them since they are going in the right direction. i think the issue will be what you need to do to sustain recovery. i think that's where you have the two sides at odds. i think michelle bachman, particularly, republicans want to make their top priority cutting government spending is a way to decrease uncertainty and for the private sector to drive recovery. that recovery is underway. the question is, how to keep it combg going. if you are draconian, are you getting the balance wrong that could keep the economy on a good footing? >> thank you, david gregory. we will be watching later this
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morning. and you can see "meet the press" right here on wbaltv here on 11 news at 9:00. >> the search is on for the man that robbed employees at a sike sville store. if you have information you are urged to call state police. >> to northwest baltimore where a person has been hospitalized after a house fire. the fire broke out on pembridge avenue. the victim was taken to shock trauma. no word on the cause of the fire or the victim's condition. >> protesters out again yesterday rallying against a proposed gas price tike in annapolis. the recent proposal would increase the 23.5 cent fuel tax by more than 10 cents. >> we're tired of having our pockets picked and being told better roads are on the way. this is absolutely the wrong
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time to raise gas taxes. >> there is fear the higher tax would force drivers to fill up in other states. >> still ahead, animal rescue joins us with a pet looking for a good home. >> and we have heavy rain out there this morning. we'll look at h.d. doppler and check the seven-day when i come back in a few minutes. >> and we're still taking tax questions. e-mail us at taxquestions @ www.wbaltv.com.
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>> the time is 7:38. 53 degrees at the airport, 54 downtown. southeast wind. it is fg to be a mild day today, the rain will be with us all day
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long. flood watch in effect through this evening. >> heavy rain. mineor flooding. switch it over. come through maryland after 10:00 or 11:00. one other interesting feature, it is snowing in parts of west virginia and ohio. the cold air is starting to catch up with the rain. you see temperatures drop off on the other side of the mountains. there is a possibility that some colder air could catch up to the rain before it ends here in md -- maryland. don't be surprised to see it pick up. things should clear out by tomorrow morning. in the meantime, before that happens, it should be mild before the temperatures again in
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the low to mid 50's hear at home. rain likely. maybe a thunderstorm that could be minor flooding in some neighborhoods. high temperatures in the upper 50's. rain likely early tonight. maybe a little snow before it ends. the skies will clear late tonight. temperatures will drop back into the low 30's by monday morning. there shouldn't be precipitation left to start the day. a storm will be pulling away. breezy and cooler, but no rain or snow. high temperature expected near 48 on monday. 50 on tuesday. the next storm gets closer to it. clouds thicken up. we'll see a chance for rain wednesday night and thursday. high temperatures in the 50's. another storm comes in over the weekend, perhaps more showers on saturday and sunday. let's send it back to the news desk. >> joining us now, king, king & associates.
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by own a travel trailor and toward the end of last year, i also bought a motor home. >> what the law says is that you can take mortgage interest deduction and one additional. so of the two that the question is about, if you have taken morton his primary residents, he can take the mortgage residence on either the r.v. or motor home, but not both. >> if my employer includes my mile age reimbursement and does not separate it from my w-4 by putting it in box 12-a can i claim total mile age since i'm already claiming money on the money reimbursed. >> you would include -- you would put the total mileage. that is subject to a 2% floor and itemized deduction. you may or may not end up with an actual deduction depending on what your income is.
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the first two types of expenses are not deductible. >> as one one of three cybilings -- siblings i received a third of the proceeds on my parents' home. >> distribution of inheritance is not taxable. there may be some tax at the estate level, but to the siblings is not taxable. they should have gotten a k-one from the estate, but tns taxable to them. -- but it is not taxable to them. >> can you have tax withholding as part of distribution or must this be additional? >> you want to take a $25,000 distribution from your -- you need to take a $25,000 distribution. you may end up with a check that's only 15,000 because they would have withheld federal and state taxes. you do need to have that
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withheld. >> i already got my taxes done by a professional, and i'm 100% certain i did not get the advice to maximize my refund. there are things that would have increased it by thousands. should i go back to have it looked at or wait until next year and use the information i learned? >> you have to have it redone this year. you cannot combine years. so if you think that you are due additional refunds, you should do an amended tax return, and you should call king, king & associates. >> definitely a good call on that. thank you so much, carol. if we did not answer your question this morning, we will answer more questions next week. keep the questions coming. e-mail us at tax questions @ www.wbaltv.com. 410-486-4500 to contact the wings or www.kingking.com.
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stay with us. animal rescue joins us with a pet looking for a good home. first a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> this is one of the cutest
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puppies we've had. >> this is a highland terrier. she is a puppy mill rescue. she was a breeder for eight years, and they finally surrendered her to us. she has a lot of personality compared to most puppies. she is loveable and people-oriented. >> this is a great dog here. someone has to call and take this dog home. >> she's great with other dogs, great with cats, great with children. she has an all-around, loveable -- >> high marks. >> not that old for a dog of this breed. >> so if someone wants to take her home, what can they do? >> we are open monday, wednesday, friday from 1:00 to 3:00. i know we're closed today, but if you want to call and set up an appointment 797-555-3232. >> all that information up on the screen here, and you guys have a fund raiser coming up. >> we're trying to get ready for
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that. we're looking for sponsorship. and we get a large group of people, and we're looking for sponsors and we're looblinging for -- looking for people to help us out. >> looking for vendors, sponsors. thank you for coming in. i'm sure you will get a call. i'll be back in the seven -- with the seven-day forecast coming up. >> and another look at the forecast. stay with us. you're watching "11 news sunday you're watching "11 news sunday morning." hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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>> good morning. coming up after a day of flooding that soggy and cold storm system is marching into the northeast. i know you're feeling it there. it's threatening to bring snow and more heavy rain after drenching 26 days on saturday even producing a deadly tornado. we'll have the storm tracking. also, missing abroad an
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american college student hasn't been seen for more than a week after disappearinga outside a night club. now his family and friends are in a desperate search. plus the saga surrounding charlie sheen continues. this time the actor has taken to a web. over a hundred thousand people tuned in. and seeing is believing. the technology that could offer legally blind people a new-found freedom by allowing them to drive. we'll have those stories and much more when we see you a bit later. >> good morning. i'm greg. senior day is supposed to be a happy occasion but for maryland it turned out to be their lowest point. the terps fell to lowly virginia. means the terps won't be going to the big dance unless they win the acc. and the way they're playing it's highly unlikely. we start in the second half. the three virginia takes an 11
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point lead. the terps had to play catch-up. miss. michael parker gets the
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us for sunday lunch. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> nice to see you. >> today we're going to do salmon. it's a really big part of latin cuisine. the one that we're going to do is an island. it's going to be our new menu coming out in two weeks. real quick, i'm going to fillet it up for you. and what you want to do take your skin off, it's really easy.
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people are typically intimidated. >> i don't think i could do that. >> it's just that easy though. and so with most things what you want, the belly, which is typically the fattiest part of the fish, and you want to be able to use the belly because it has the most flavor. >> all right. throw the rest in the fridge. >> and you can cook it up later. this can be an afternoon snack. the salmon, you want to dice it. >> you make this look so easy. >> lots of practice. >> your restaurant is located where? >> in the annapolis town center. it's annapolis town center. >> very good. >> so you have the dice salmon and the rest of the ingredients, you want to use vibrant favorful ingredients. you have green scalions. a little hall pen yo for some heat. >> i think that's going to be a lot of heat. >> not that much.
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once you take the seeds out that's fine. a little diced hick ma. >> that's become more and more popular. >> it's really good. it's very, very fresh, light. it's great for salads. just a nice easy snack. >> kind of like an apple but not. >> exactly. like a radish. after that the main ingredient you need is acid. and we get that from citrus lime juice. after that we use a little mango nectar. >> i have that around the house. >> it's amazing. these days you can find everything in your local -- you can find it in your local supermarket in the latin section. and then a little marinade. you can also find in your latin section. >> just mix that up. >> let it marinade for about a minute. a little salt for taste.
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>> very good. and you've got these chips. >> what we do is make all of our different chips for our fresh made sauces and things like that. so this particular one we like to serve plan tain chips. >> let me tell folks how they can get a copy of the recipe by logging on and click on food. or send us a self-addressed stamped envelope. and that looks very, very nice. >> mm-hmm. >> there you go. >> really pretty. and you guys are open seven days a week? >> lunch and dinner. >> all right. but you're thinking about doing a brunch. >> we are thinking about brunch in the future. >> and when you come back, what are you going to make for us? >> blackened thrapia tacos. >> that sounds good. >> take one more look at the seven-day forecast. rain could be heavy, some minor flooding is possible. so keep that in mind as you go
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through the afternoon especially. >> that's all our time for now.
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