tv 11 News at 5AM NBC September 23, 2010 5:00am-5:30am EDT
night. we could use the rain. it has been pretty dry. you will notice it does feel out side. we have a 30% chance for a shower or thunderstorm later this afternoon. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. kind of a busy start. southbound 295, we have an accident coming in there. delays may be developing. traveling on monkton road, there is a downed tree. be extra careful as you travel in that region. mountain health, we do have an accident there in the perryville region. as far as volume, we are in pretty good shape. this is a quick live look outside.
things are flowing smoothly at harford road. a problem-free writing so far on the west side at liberty. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> with nearly six weeks to go until americans head to the poll, leaders are preparing to roll out their agenda. >> kate amara is in our washington bureau with more. >> the pledge to america it is like a sequel to the contract with america, a campaign platform designed to show voters the gop is listening and ready to govern. >> a pledge to america. >> leaders rolled out their pledge to america today. it is designed to win control of congress. >> it is important that a party stand for something besides the other guy is no good.
>> cut spending, repeal of replace the health care law. >> the american people understand that is the economy, stupid. >> the pledge will come in handy on the campaign trail back home. >> every time they are asked what do you stand for, they will have the talking points. >> some think this doesn't go far enough. some democrats say it goes back o far.r >> republicans say the plan was created after consulting with voters. it will be unveiled at a hardware store in virginia. i am kate amara reporting. >> it is an ongoing debate. >> the issue is whether or not to put a slots parlor in in
arundel mills. jennifer franciotti has more on the debate. >> good morning. david cordish is the developer who wants to put in the slots parlor and he has been going door to door to garner support. he has knocked on 500 doors telling anyone who'll listen about the plan. the creation of 4000 new jobs. those who oppose slots have teamed up with the american jockey club. voters will decide this issue. if they vote no, slot zoning starts from scratch. this will be a giant step backwards, according to cordish. >> to get this back in gear, the lawyers we have heard on both sides say five years minimum.
$2.5means the state's loss billion because you're starting from scratch. >> you may have seen those anti- slots tv ads. he believes they are funded by a company that already has a slots license in cecil county. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what's your position on building a slots palace at arundel mills? you can e-mail your response to email@example.com. >> police are on the lookout for those responsible for a string of robberies. arrest warrants have been issued but no arrests have been made. at least seven armed robberies have taken place at the smalmal. police need your help to find the preppy burglar.
the man was caught on camera breaking into a home in highland last week. you saw him wearing business attire. he got away with some electronics and other items. if you could help police, you are urged to call howard county police. >> the red cross is helping a family after their home went up in flames. it happened yesterday morning at real princess lane. the fire caused a propane tank on the deck to explode. the people inside were able to get outside safely. >> the baltimore county. is ranked 10th worse in terms of roads. the state highway administration speakers says they have spent to wonder million dollars upgrading the roads. repairing can only do so much.
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>> welcome back. it is nine minutes after 5:00 a.m. it is a summer-like morning on this first full day of autumn. it is kind of muggy. later this sector, there could be some widely scattered thunderstorms. we will put a 30% chance of it. we will come back and look what will happen during the weekend. >> both of the egg farm owners involved in the recall faced tough questions from congress. one owner refused to answer
them. another owner said he was horrified to learn of the hundreds of salmonella illnesses associated with his eggs. he went on to apologize to the committee. two victims of the salmonella outbreak say they both still suffer from effects of their illness. there is a recall of baby formula. der similar formulas are being recalled. they were sold in plastic containers or in cans. several sizes have been affected. insects have been found. there could be small beetle or
larva which could cause in digestion. some key insurance instances are now under a fact. children can be covered until they are 26 years old. children cannot be denied with pre-existing conditions. insurers cannot drop you when you get sick or because you made a mistake i your coverage application. they cannot set lifetime limits. >> police in miami were busy. this went on for about 20 minutes. police used a stun guns to take the suspects into custody. the vehicle was reported stolen. >> coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report.
also along wesley chapel, there is another downed tree. in perryville, there is an accident at mt. hill road. further south in arnold, there is an accident we're just learning about involving a vehicle into a pole at rugby road. use extra caution in arnold. we are still moving well on the northeast corner of the beltway. everything in great shape on 95 down towards the fort mchenry. harbor tunnel traffic looks good. equally smooth at liberty. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. good morning. >> we have a delay on the three bus running 15 minutes late. we also have a few diversions. look for the five bus with a diversion because of the construction. metro subway is on time.
no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines so far. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> after some scattered thunderstorms last night, things are pretty quiet right now. it did rain mostly north of baltimore. temperatures vary summer-like. 71 in annapolis. 74 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. skies are basically cleared except for a few patchy clouds. there is a big bright full mon outside. we should stay dry into the early afternoon hours. a system will give us another chance for rain this friday night and into saturday morning. the same front that came through yesterday stalled just to our north across the pennsylvania line. i think the atmosphere will be unstable enough that we could
see a few thunderstorms pop up in the heat of the afternoon. maybe late in the day, you could see another thunderstorm drifted by. near 90 again today. the average high temperature is 76. partly cloudy tonight. the temperatures will drop back into the 60's to around 70 in the city. i think friday will be the hottest day this week. the temperatures will push into the low to mid 90's on friday. this front will come through friday night and into saturday morning and that should cool things off. i think it will stall off to our south. we have a chance of a shower each day. keep that in mind. we have a 30% chance for stars. we drop back into the 70's over
the weekend. there could be a few showers around if you go to the ravens home opener. and then temperatures drop back into the low 70's by the middle of next week. >> stores are scratching for low and retail dollars. stores that sell basic consumer goods, dollar stores have grown the most. retailers like walmart or any of thousands of items to create small packages that sell for under $1. this trend will continue. school administrators are trying to use new technologies in the classroom. they are encouraging cell phone use. >> this is a classroom or even
-- this is the future for each child will have a mac book laptops. >> and an ipod touch, which is so much more than a music and gaming device. >> that includes ways to take individual quizzes, to store documents. there are already hundreds of applications for educational use. >> you could take notes on them when you go outside. it is preparing us for the future. there is less paper. we will use more technology. >> it is not just teacher standing up there jumping out the information. it is the children bobbing gauging and we're letting the theldren were rrite
curriculum. >> more cooperation and partnering and research. children will be in a group work because that is life. too many times we have lagged behind the trends that are already present. >> we have more access to the resources. there is more things we can do. a teacher can pull up the website for us to look at. >> best of all -- >> if we forget something, we have it on our computer. >> that is a plus for teachers. >> while millions are looking for work, the housing market along.ues to limp jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> if we continue to focus on the housing market. all kinds of housing numbers.
we expect to learn sales of existing homes came in at the second lowest level on record last month. housing remains depressed even a year after a recovery began. we need the jobs market to improve. weekly jobless claims will comment today. we expect those to remain high. stocks are looking quiet and flat. we had a down day yesterday. it is official. blockbuster is filing for bankruptcy protection. they are struggling to compete with rivals like netflix. watch out for higher orange juice prices. juice futures continued to rise. brazil is the largest orange producer. the dry spell may continue next month as well.
republicans want to cut federal spending and repealed the health care reform law. today is the day the new health care law starts to kick in. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. jane, thank you. we'll see you back here at 6:15 for your next report. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. we will check traffic and weather together coming up. >> ravens fans may want to hit the panic button over joe flacco. he lives up to the name of joe cool. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what's your position on building a slots palace at arundel mills? e-mail your response to firstname.lastname@example.org.
interceptions in cincinnati. flacco knows this season did not start the way he has intended. he is not terribly concerned that he cannot turn things around. >> it was one bad game. we have 14 left. that one loss will not heard o urt too much. you have to get over it. otherwise it will kill you. >> the orioles were on the short side as they lose their final game at fenway. the orioles have the night off tonight. i'm gerry sandusky. i hope your day is off to a fantastic start. >> 68 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- >> one man wants slots in anne arundel county. he is going door-to-door to garner support.
bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
>> 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 this morning. us get a check on weather and traffic on this thursday. >> there was some good lightning last night. we could use the rain. it was bordering on severe. there are still some power outages. we could do it again today. all of the