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changes that will affect each and every american. -- we begin tonight with changes. the controversial health care reform bill is now official. some of the key provisions went into effect. children with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage. they can return to and stay on their parents coverage until they are 26 years old. preventable medical services are now free. also you cannot have your coverage cancelled if you get sick but there is much more to this. we are joined from our news room. >> we spoke to a woman who exemplifies the human impact of another new measure taking effect today. one that is not talked about, and the lifetime limits on
health care coverage. since the age of 27, her life has been one hostile visit and insurance bill one after the other. >> i have had colon cancer twice. i have had two types of skin cancer and now breast cancer. >> she has insurance and has paid her premiums to the same company for 40 years but she is approaching her lifetime limit which is the maximum out that insurance companies will cover someone. >> this does not make sense to me to allow me to pay for 40 years and then they cannot help me. >> her cap is $1 million. she is at $800,000 right now. >> i have breast cancer right now. the chances of it coming back are 60% to 70%. will i survive the next time? >> now, this 60-year-old who had
to retire early may have a better chance of survival. as of thursday, insurance companies can no longer put limits on coverage. this is one of the provisions passed earlier this year. >> this means peace of mind for me. >> critics means a -- say this means higher costs. >> you will see higher costs associated. >> for people like this woman, the laws are about life and death, not dollars and cents. >> i have worked my whole life and paid my whole life so that i can sit back during retirement and to know that the doctors will take care of me and i will not die a horrible death, hopefully. >> the cost of some of these provisions has republicans pledging to repeal law or lease blocks of funding for some of the measures.
>> now on to health care on campus. before today, many students did not have coverage but that has now changed. students applaud the news because questions have been looming like what if your coverage changes when you turn 21 or when you graduate. those who fought to change the law to allow 19-25-year-old student stay -- 19 to 25-year- olds to stay on their parents insurance. there are more hurdles to come. a very specific type of health concern for children took center stage on capitol hill -- concussion. one student who suffers from the after effect of a concussion was
among those testifying in congress for a program that focuses on educating coaches and students about concussion. this will have the potential to bring about a shift in the sports culture. the howard county school board is defending against a lawsuit. the parents of a student claim that their student would -- their child was bullied and suffered as a result. he was bullied by a group posted its beginning in december, 2007. it states that he suffered violence including being stabbed with pencils, being pushed and slammed into lockers. it also alleges that the in administrators did not step in. the boy has been placed in a different school as a result. the family is seeking $1 million-$10 million in damages. families of the truck driver
killed in a bay bridge crash have agreed to a $100,000 settlement. the family of the truck driver who died when the tractor- trailer hit a wall and plunged into the chesapeake has been given money post team in the soleil -- has been given money post to mislead -- post hum ously. police have a man in custody accused of two sexual assaults in the woodlawn area of baltimore county. they had been searching for leads sent to the circus began in june. -- since the search began in june. >> detectives interviewed him but they did not have enough to charge him. however, dna evidence was taken and this was compared to the dna
evidence in both of these cases. in fact, they were confirmed by our biology unit that he was in fact the one that committed the crimes. >> he is being held without bond. police are investigating other crimes they believe he is responsible for. howard county has captured the alleged thief dubbed "the preppie burglar." the 30-year-old was arrested at his silver spring home. the tipster who led police to him said he saw the story on the news and recognized him immediaty. now we have a creepy-crawlies story that is certainly bothering many people. local exterminators are taking hundreds of calls a day from people wanting to get rid of stink bugs. we spent the day trying to figure this out. >> chances are you have seen stink bugs at your house or
perhaps someone else's house and experts have some advice but did not count on a quick fix. >> howard county got an influx a few days ago. >> this is horrible and gross because they hit you in the face and they are all over. >> the siding, the windows, even inside of the house. an exterminator spent all day sprain. here she is vacuuming dozens of them up. -- an exterminator spent all day spraying. >> you cannot get rid of them. >> their native to asia. they only made an appearance in our area a couple of days ago. they lay their eggs in places with broad leafy trees. right now, they're looking for a place to hide for winter. >> they will hide underneath shingles, under the house.
>> the older that they produce is actually what attracts them back to the same place each year. >> it gets worse and worse each year. the quicker you can get rid of them, the better. >> they suggest ceiling anywhere that they can get in. >> these are the best thing that they have. the industry is looking for some kind of control measure to be more successful. >> this was an infestation. i was at war with the stink bugs. >> did not expect them to disappear. >> this will not get better anytime soon. >> there is no cure but they should start to reduce after the first frost but they will come back in the spring. they will start the process all loafer again. -- all over again.
>> a pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> house republicans have thrown down the gauntlet challenging voters to get the gop into office so that they can push their newly announced agenda which includes repealing health care reform, an overhaul to the way that congress conducts business. >> every time that they are asked in a town hall meeting or a campaign rally, they will have a talking point. >> this should be called "we are still not listening to america ," agenda. >> they want to give tax breaks to the wealthy. the critics argue that this agenda would cost trillions and add money to the deficit. state republicans are calling this a prosperity pledge for a
maryland will democrats call this a plague. david collins has more on the pledge here at home. >> the only thing missing is a quill pen. the maryland gop incumbents put their signature on what they call the prosperity pledge for maryland. the resolution is to make the government smaller, less costly, and more accountable. >> this is a clear road map that is different from the status quo. we have people that want to make this state more business friendly and to improve our business, and quality of life. >> the pledge includes rolling back the state sales tax increase. a promise to bring in pork barrel spending, restoring the maryland sovereignty concerns with the health care bill. maryland will not allow any
limits on individual choice in what they purchase. >> government revenues cannot exceed the rate of growth in any given year. if they do, then the taxpayers get a refund. >> this political science director does not believe this will have mass appeared in maryland. do you think that voters will find this attractive? >> this is an attempt to appeal to the frustrated and angry voter. >> the governor spent part of the state on his kitchen top store. mothers joined the discussion asking about education and transportation. >> we have a much more balanced approach to our transportation needs. >> some kitchen table realities are as grim as they were at the start of the recession. are you better off than you were four years ago? >> it is a struggle. we have done the best we can
under difficult circumstances. we feel very blessed. >> one of the goals of the state gop pledges to present a unified message as republicans intend to increase their numbers and relevance in annapolis. as our commitment 2010 coverage is always available to you on line. you will find candidate profiles, the fact checks, and of course much more. if you have been thinking about getting the new flat screen television, this might be the perfect time to do that. why the price of your morning cup of coffee might be rising and by how much. it all depends on how much you drink. >> this is a perfect day. >> a perfect day that quickly turned deadly. how one family has turned their tragedy into a new wall fell will hopefully keep families from having to deal with this.
baltimore county officials say this one is the largest of its kind. in our consumer alert, if your drive to work includes a coffee stop, you might want to endure day by working a few extra hours. starbucks is raising prices. they have been taking the hit but they will now have to pass this onto you. the price hike will begin with larger drawings and more labor- intensive drinks but there is no word on which drinks will actually have a higher price tag. you might be able to afford more coffee by paying less for a flat screen television. a historically large oversupply of lcd televisions is causing prices to fall. just in time for the holiday shopping season. the average price for a 32 inch flat screen right now is just under 30 -- $375.
that is half of what it was in 2007. this is a quarter of what it was in 2005. in october, a new law being applauded by bicyclists is taking effect. this means that drivers will have to keep a 3 foot distance from drivers. a father of a key was struck and killed while driving along the road. -- a father of two was struck and killed while bicycling along the road. >> he loved to ride bicycles with the children. he loved to share his passion. >> the 44-year-old worked in the family construction business. writing was a great love. when tammy and their daughters came home one afternoon last spring, they were not surprised to see him heading out with his bike. >> he went out for a ride.
it was a perfect day. this was in an area where people always ride. >> she got the worst news. he had been hit. >> they had the car with the bike on the front. it was twisted an ankle. >> larry was killed instantly. in an instant, everything changed for tammy and her girls. >> impossible, the unimaginable, difficult. >> nearly six months later, they're trying to raise awareness about bicycle safety. they have organized wherries -- larry's ride in his honor. >> this will be 42 miles, 20 miles, 10 miles. this is the back of the t-shirt. >> it shows the universal sign for a new law taking effect
october 1st requiring a 3 foot buffer between all cars and bicyclist. this is something that tammy hopes everyone will remember. >> and there is a life on the bicycle. if you don't slow down, the same thing could happen. >> the first ride begins at 9:00. there will be plenty for children to do including pony rides. >> now, your insta-weather forecast. >> we are not done with the heat of 2010. summer ended, fall is here, but we will have temperatures may be into the mid-90s. we also hit 90 again today. the normal high is only 76 degrees. we are starting to talk about temperatures that could be close to 20 degrees warmer than normal. 98 set in 1970 and the record low is 40.
there was a couple of isolated storms that popped up around the sea in the afternoon. -- are around washington, d.c. in the afternoon. a picture perfect early fall evening in our region and it should stay that way until friday. clear skies, mild temperatures. 63-70. you can see some showers and storms off to the north and west. they are associated with a cold front that is forecast to get here on saturday. tomorrow, we are out ahead of it. 97 in louisville, ky. 90 almost all the way up to chicago. 98 in detroit. changes will come as this front slides across the region during the late morning midday hours on saturday. by the time the fund gets here, it will not have a lot of moisture. a hot day tomorrow, maybe scattered clouds.
then we are back to some cooler weather on sunday. sunday, temperatures will be cooled by the cloud cover coming in and the wind from the north. southwest winds at 5-15 tomorrow. 80's in the mountains tomorrow. unusually warm for september. this will cool off in the weekend. in the day, temperatures in the 90's. -- in the bay. lisa is a minimal tropical storm that is expected to stay far from land areas. this has 40-45 mile per hour wind now. this will move into parts of mexico and probably become a category one hurricane. that is likely to bring some flooding to this part of the world.
this might be the seventh hurricane of the season. sunny and hot on friday around baltimore. cooling off as the front goes through on saturday. we still need some rain and we might get those scattered showers monday, tuesday, and wednesday of next week. >> joke took a hit on the first game of the season. what the coach has to say about the direction of the orioles. >> the jackpot has an estimated annuity of $1,800,000. here are your numbers -- 7-6-21-
>> 48 years old, john -- he is dealing with extreme stress. he does not even look his age. hold on, coach. the ravens' first offensive play of the season seems like an omen. just 10 points for the first two games. if you watched the tape, a host of players are responsible for the fault. >> you turned the ball over seven times, that is seven opportunities that are gone. you cannot score. it is my job to put us in a position where we don't turn this over.
we cannot turn the football over. our guys know that. i am not sharing anything with you that they don't already know. >> not only has the rookie sergio kindle suffered a horrible injury, he has not been able to be with the team. he was not allowed to even go to the team headquarters. he will not play again this year. he will sign a contract which will allow him to use the ravens' facilities. maryland at home this weekend. and the soon to win facing florida international. the only two teams that hess played against rutgers and texas have a good lead. miami at of the panthers, they are trying out of the all-time
great. corey harris deep for travis benjamin. this is a 39-yard game. harris keep some getting turnovers but he does things away in the fourth. miami does a number, they win 31-3. just three series left in the season for the orioles. they were doing so well after their awful start. they need two more wins to avoid it 100 losses. the yankees and their ways of looking for 100 wins. the advantage, raise -- rays. sabathia not at his best. the rays get within a half point of first place. the pga championship is
that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea.
we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. old gibbs canning company. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski.
i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. >> temperatures will stay warm for friday and then cool off for the weekend. it will feel cooler on sunday and then more like the fall on sunday. -- it will still cooler on saturday. monday, tuesday, wednesday, scattered showers and highs in the 70's. >> all the better. good weekend. nice and clear. >> i'm so tired of the hot but in a week we will want it back. >> we will mine do of that. take care, had a good night. -- we will remind you of that.
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.
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