tv 11 News Sunrise NBC May 21, 2010 5:30am-6:00am EDT
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us. let's check weather and traffic on this friday morning. >> what do you do yesterday in this beautiful weather? >> played outside with the kids. do not enjoy anything? >> it was a nice day to be bored or to be with the kids. it was gorgeous outside. let's do it again today. we have a different flavor this weekend. you see this storm out west. the rain will stay west of us and we'll see plenty of sunshine. more coming up. >> traffic is good.
it is a beautiful day. is it national bicycle to work day. less cars on the roads. we are expecting more congested to open the celebration. it is at 6:30 this morning in downtown baltimore. we are expecting some congestion on lexington and fayette and those areas downtown. watch for that. at pasadena, mountain road, we have confirmed an accident there. mount zion road, a few things to watch out for this morning. the major roadways are checking out ok. the west side of the beltway showed the inner and outer lips are moving just fine. 83, a live look shows things are looking just fine. a battle heavier southbound.
95 is good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. q. >> new rules of the road are coming to wall street. >> and overhaul was approved last night. kate amara is live at our washington bureau with details for us. >> this bill gets tough on lenders and on borrowers, too. >> the title amendment is agreed to. >> the senate passes its version of regulatory reform. the broadest overhaul of big banks since the depression. >> never again will you be asked to bail out the big banks when they place risky bets. >> it is not just wall street. main street will also see changes. potential home buyers will have
to provide proof they can make the payments. >> our goal is not to punish the banks but to protect the larger economy from the kind of upheavals we have seen. >> opponents call the measure too far reaching and fails to reform fannie mae and freddie mac. >> despite its size, the bill before us fails to address these root causes. >> there are significant differences between the bills. they have to be reconciled. democrats hope to have a final version ready by the fourth of july. >> are there any other details of the provisions in the senate bill? but there is one that pertains to wall street ceo's and their paychecks. it gives shareholders the right to cast non-binding boats on at
executive compensation packages. this is in direct response to the huge packages that created such an uproar. >> kate amara, thank you. >> the state is taking extra measures to avoid you from losing your home. one offers more options to homeowners with mortgage trouble. jennifer franciotti has a look at the new bill. >> it is one of many the governor signed. he said this one is near and dear to his heart. the foreclosure rate now stands at a record 4%. martin o'malley signed legislation giving delinquent homeowners the opportunity to speak directly with mortgage lenders to find a solution. >> they cannot renegotiate the
loan by changing the terms, the interest rate, make some adjustment in principle. if that does not work, the homeowner can request a mediation before a neutral third-party. >> business owners can defend themselves. >> most of the courts and judges recognize that. there is no guarantee they have to. this gives assurances to property owners that somebody breaks into their place of business that they have a right to protect themselves. >> one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation makes using a cell phone a secondary traffic offense in maryland during a number of green bills were signed, allowing plug in vehicles to use hov lanes. a slots bill has been signed in
western maryland. the governor signed more governor260 bills yesterday. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the state is cracking down on drivers who use their cell phone while behind the wheel. technology is making be easier to go handsfree. the new law allows devices that do not require you to take your hands off the will. there is earpieces with bluetooth as an alternative. >> some people are very visual. instead of fumbling with your phone, it will pop up on a screen. >> you can log on to our website to view these hands free options. do not forget to take the pledge
to help end distracted driving. >> students at a high school are wearing green after some thought ghost of a sick girl have been rejected. one girl gets seizures and hast to keep her head covered in lit areas. she took her own photos and submitted them to the school. officials say excepting those voters would violate their contract with the photographer. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. do you think a pennsylvania high school should accept a light- sensitive student's personal photo for submission in their yearbook? e-mail your response to email@example.com. again, that is firstname.lastname@example.org. >> 5:37, 57 degrees. a new study shows why the number one prescribed drug in america is creating suicidal thoughts in some patients. >> one type of cancer can soon
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we will have more coming up. >> a new study is providing hope for a test that could soon detect ovarian cancer. a researcher monitored a blood marker in 3000 healthy women. an increase over time allow them to find women at risk for all very cancer. some hold additional studies will prove the test's effectiveness. >> doctors often prescribe anti- depressant. up to 40% of takers experience suicidal thoughts. they used a machine to measure electrical activity in the brain. those more suicidal show an increase in brain activity after taking the medication. they hope doctors will be able
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. just a heads up trotting it downtown baltimore around 6:30 a.m. this morning. it is national bicycle to work day. there will be a celebration at the war memorial plaza. we're expecting some congestion in that area. in pasadena, a medivac operation for that accident at mountain road. it could be quite a mess, so you might want to consider an
alternate route. something to watch out for at assateague drive. in the lothian area, an accident there. we will give you a live look at the west side of the beltway. very light for this time of the morning. 95 north and southbound looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now for a final check on the buses and trains, which second with the mta. >> good morning. we continued to show a number of bus diversions. the four and 24 plants are being diverted. the 91 line is diverted at liberty heights. the 53 line is diverted because of construction. be prepared. light rail is back on track. metro is on an eight-minute schedule.
penn, camden, and brunswick lines continue to run problem- free. now back to john collins. >> thank you and good morning. bicycle to work day to day. what a break they are getting on the weather. just a few clouds passing overhead. the real rate is to the west. the rain will stay out there all day long. another great day today. look at our rain totals. we had some rain last week. mate is running behind. we have just over one and a half inches so far. we are an inch short on the month. -- may is running behind. we could use more rain. annapolis, 59 degrees. 55 in easton. 51 at the boardwalk. 63 at westminster.
59 out of oakland. these are mild temperatures. we are starting out milder this morning the yesterday. a big area of high pressure gives us good weather again today. storm center is just west of st. louis. behind this warm front. this is not going to be a factor. warm temperatures, yes. 81 to 86 for the high temperature today. wind at 10 miles per hour. the orioles have a game this evening in washington. you might want to attend. temperatures falling into the 70's around game time. the rain part of the storm is hanging to our west. we do pick up more clouds later in the day. rain chances start creeping in
saturday into sunday. sunday will have higher rate chances would have your cloud cover. 85 today. a fair share of sunshine. more clouds to more, maybe some sunshine breaks. better for rain this weekend. 70 on sunday. on-again rain chances this weekend. rain chances diminished on monday, 75. back into the 80's and dry for the rest of the week. >> the folks in bel air have been working for perfect weather for a ride to your bicycle to work day. sandra shaw has more. >> they are getting ready for a huge rally for the annual bicycle to work day. this is a green bicycle. there are flowers on it. some bicycles have mascots.
i like this one. these are some of the festivities going on. you have been working so tirelessly to get this going. >> there will be a whole lot of fun. i want to welcome you. we have a lot of people working here. there are great volunteers. we have one of the largest slightly populations in maryland. they are really into it. we had the largest number of participants. we also had two other rallies. >> wonderful. we will see some of the other bicycles. what is on the agenda? >> we have a lot of projects. we're making people aware of cycling activities. we set up a bling my bicycle
contest. there is also a bob greene panel essay contest. how does riding your bicycle help to make the air cleaner? the kids have just been great. we engage the schools at all levels. we want to educate everyone on cycling. it is environmentally friendly. >> it is a win-win situation. how many people do you expect back spreads over 200. >> all right. stand and john both said we have perfect weather conditions -- stan and john both said we have perfect weather conditions. we will have more for you coming up in our next hour. sandra shaw, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a local mother is being recognized as a survivor and an
inspiration. she was diagnosed with a disease at age 32. it was the same brain tumor that took the life of ted kennedy. she was forced to put her studies to decide. she is now cancer free. she received her degree last night. >> she is a nonstop person. she persevered. >> i do understand that we are not promised tomorrow. so i try to make the most of every day. >> congratulations. she is continuing her research work and will assume a role at the university of maryland. >> 5:5. so much more ahead. >> including one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day.
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>> nichol is in love with this dog, is not hers. >> i got him when he was 10 weeks old. i trained him basic obedience, giving him a love. >> is a nonprofit out of new york -- guiding eyes for the blind is a nonprofit out of new york. the dogs are returned at 18 months for more formal training. >> we prepare them for the training they will have back in new york with guiding eyes for the blind. >> they recently lost their training facility for the puppies. they are looking for a central location. >> we lost our space we have been using. we're looking for a space, a large area where dogs can run and we can train them. anything with stairs would be a
great extra. >> we are looking for somewhere near owings mills would be great. even towson would be nice. >> guiding eyes for the blind only needs the location one day a week for about two hours. clint was her first guide dog. >> we are changing someone's life that would not have the freedom that they have. it is a whole nonprofit organization. it doesn't cost anything. >> jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> i think that is so cool. for more details on how you can help, click on wbaltv.com. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> this morning we asked -- do
you think a pennsylvania high school should accept a light- sensitive student's personal photo for submission in their yearbook? keep e-mail link those responses to email@example.com. we will post all of them on the front page of our website. >> the mayor response to the alternatives to a bottle tax. >> heroes had a special award ceremony. >> a former child star is in trouble with the law once again. >> the sunshine is out this morning. a great start to what we expect to be a great day. >> maryland is in danger of