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verification if there is anybody under that collapse, but they do have their collapse came here. the department of public works is responding with their heavy equipment. they are working by hand to try to clear up this rubble. 1800 block of large street are shut down to this operation. >> thank you. it began with a wedge and messy morning commute, dennis said in a tornado warning for the -- for parts of maryland. is there more rain on the way? >> it is looks like we will be dealing with the possibility of more heavy downpours. warnings have been dropped, but we had a watch. that flash flood watch continues west of the day and into northern virginia. there are still some showers in
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our region. for the most part, they have been coming up from the south. what we want to keep an eye on is that very heavy rain just to our south. you can see all of that yellow and orange to the south of us. that is moving in our general direction. it will likely cut at least parts of central and eastern maryland. more soggy weather on the way. >> thank you. our interactive radar can help you stay ahead of severe weather. go to in a deal that could lead to higher air fares across the country, southwest airlines announced they will spend billions of dollars to acquire airtran. >> it will expand southwest market.
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>> bwi has already -- is already considered a hub airports for southwest. despite the company says, will the deal hike fares? >> the talk to low-cost carriers announced monday that they plan to merge under the name and colors of southwest. dallas-based southwest airlines bought its competitor in a $3.4 billion deal. >> now that we have joined forces, the potential to spread low-fare is is even greater. >> pending a government regulatory approval, the deal gives southwest a neighbor -- and even tighter grip on the baltimore washington travel market. southwest would no longer have to compete with airtran for low
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fares. >> are you concerned that southwest has a stranglehold on the market? >> i expect that low-fare phenomenon will continue. >> the next low-cost carrier competitor is jet blue. >> a could be months before this deal is approved and much longer before airtran is officially out of fear. southwest says yes, backs will still fly fleet and they will still have that open seating policy. >> will you change your airline preference? for a force of you say, no. you can vote on
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>> for the first time in decades, he did not have to cross maryland state lines to place slot. the first casino is open for business. >> a hollywood has come to cecil county. the hollywood casino. it is the state's first opened and it 8:00 this morning, there were plenty of people who could not wait to get in. >> i am kind of excited to see what is going on. >> she loves the casino. >> a hollywood famed casino has 34,000 square feet of floor space, two restaurants. you'll not find cable games here. the casino does have six large
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machines were five people can sit and play video blackjack. the casino says it offers 1500 classic and new generation slot machines. >> we have all denominations. >> and the state is banking on the casino having a huge economic impact. while the casino was being built, it created 900 temporary construction jobs. >> now we will have 354 jobs here. we are still filling some last positions. >> the new casino is off of i- 95. >> of baltimore county police are investigating a stabbing at the it security square mall. that is where a male student was
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attacked. >> a suspect approached a student of the trade school here at security mall. he was walking through the mall and stabbed the victim in the back. the suspect then fled from the scene. >> right now, police do not have a motive behind the attack and no one else was injured. >> a self confessed white supremacist who goes by the nickname hitler was sentenced today for beating an elderly african-american fishermen. he pleaded guilty to the 2009 attack on the 77-year-old. he and two teens were accused of beating him and stealing his car. >> in a -- in accordance to the plea that we worked out, judge williams sentenced him to be 31 years in prison today.
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>> he lost two teeth and suffered a broken eye socket in the attack called the experience extremely stressful. >> jurors in the ken harris murder trial said that their testimony from a dna specialist today. >> not much as far as fireworks today in the ken harris murder trial. only one witness called to the stand, a dna expert. she showed dna evidence that the prosecution says links all three defendants to the crime. their attorneys disagree. >> the start of the third week of testimony in the ken harris murder trial centered around one witness monday, a dna analyst with the baltimore police department to process the dna lab work and wrote a report concerning the dna evidence. kelly miller showed almost a dozen different results
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concerning latex gloves, bandannas, and the infamous mask that was found near the murder scene. miller testified that the defendant was found on the mask as well as one of the bandanas. miller also told the court that dna of two on known e-mails was found in association with the evidence that was caught recovered to in the scene. defense attorneys spent most of the afternoon trying to poke holes -- poke holes in the dna evidence. asking questions that have the jury ruling its eyes, such as if a plastic beaker used in the case could taint the evidence. other attorneys questioned the data itself, wondering how accurate it was.
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>> testimony continues tomorrow morning as the prosecution calls more witnesses. the case is expected to take the least -- the next two or three weeks. >> thank you. four people were thrown from their vehicle after a serious accident in and around the county. -- anne arundel county. the three of the victims were taken to shock trauma. the fourth was taken to baltimore washington medical center. >> you say there is no place like home. the ravens got in back -- back into their winning ways yesterday. in his first home game, the wide receiver showed why he is a real catch for the ballclub. >> pretty simple.
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he makes plays and lots of them. the more plays he makes, the better he looks. we were all nervous, let's admit it. did you believe the offense would do it? well, they did. he showed a flair for timing as well. his second catch of the day it puts him in the history books, reaching 600 career receptions. the second touchdown gave the ravens a 14-3 lead. the 27 yard touchdown was part -- 144 yards. the best part of this day, it sounds like helping him dig out
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of an early season brought. -- rut. >> i think he is a great quarterback. that comes with the quarterback position. i love what he did today. he came out and play football. >> the ravens did take one entry out of yesterday's gain. he suffered a deep bruise on his knee. we do not know whether it will limit him or not. >> that is not good news. not at all. day care could be dangerous for some kids. house certain children could be exposed to a chronic lung congestion -- long the condition.
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>> there is a growing frustration with the state of the country's education. what president obama has to say about the problem. about the problem.
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>> a new study suggests that most teenagers think sports drinks are part of a healthy lifestyle. sodas and flavored sports drinks are both high in sugar and high in calories. teens seem to believe that they are healthier. researchers say it is because of marketing. very successful marketing that associates those beverages to a healthy way of life. many of us are more aware about how much are mine and a sense of well-being can play an important role in our help. some hospitals are trying to create special spaces within the medical environment to promote that sense of well-being. the three years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. she had a bilateral mastectomy and 18 weeks of chemotherapy. it was a tough year.
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a program called be well, stay healthy helped her get back to being emily. >> it was about relaxation methods. i still use them today. >> it is mind, body, spirit. >> open garden spaces can play a big part in healing. >> i had a patient last week that said, in an artificial environment, i cannot breathe the air. >> i think healing is the whole person, not just medicine. it is healing your soul william hill everything else. -- while you heal everything else. >> coming spaces are important
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for everybody. lming spaces. >> that new center opens this december. new research find day care may be risky for seven children. the study of children who were born prematurely and suffer from a chronic lung the condition says they were more times as likely to end up in the emergency room with serious respiratory symptoms. they were twice as likely to be described antibiotics. -- prescribed antibiotics. >> your insta-weather-plus forecast -- >> wet weather moving through many parts of the area off and on. you can see around the baltimore manager right now, we are getting a break in the action with a much lighter activity detected by radar around the
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beltway. the strong storms are out to our west, near hagerstown. we're not quite done with the wet weather around here just yet, but there is quite a bit of heavy rain and down in eastern north carolina. they will make their way towards chesapeake bay into the evening. that is why the national service -- weather service has made a flash flood watch. in this area, more heavy downpours are possible ovnight. low-lying areas could flood. 74 on the beach at ocean city. 70 at hagerstown. it is a little bit cooler out in the western maryland mountains.
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kind of money. sun said this evening at five minutes before 7:00. -- sunset this evening at 6:55. that bounder was enough to help kick up some severe thunderstorms. no reports of any damage or any spots of tornadoes, but the radar was showing strong locations for them developing. low pressure to the south will be tracking through our region. that brings a chance for additional rain, you'll see that developing as we go into the night. tomorrow night, a new batch of rain comes up from the south and spread into the area wednesday night and maybe some heavy rain again on thursday. right to about a thursday, some
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on settled weather expected around here. skies will turn partly cloudy tomorrow afternoon. the height of 76-81. on the bay, the national weather service has a gale warning. a cool 68 with occasional showers and announced tomorrow. -- in the mountains tomorrow. lower eastern shore, a shower or a dentist from tomorrow. a high temperature of about 82. the seven-day forecast, we have that iran can do tomorrow morning. -- we have that rain is coming through tomorrow morning. showers could be heavy on thursday, finally clearing out on friday. look how cold it gets in the weekend.
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by next monday morning, it could be temperatures in the upper 30's. >> thank you. still ahead, the beginning of a weeklong focus on education in america. >> we are live in new york with how maryland schools could benefit. >> help the city days campaign began in baltimore city today. that story, coming up. >> a study shows that long term baltimore health initiative is making a difference would african-american men battling african-american men battling hy
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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>> a recent study shows the success of a program. twice as many participants in the maryland cardiovascular promotion program reached saved blood pressure levels compared to other modern to patients. >> it is the most common heart disease that we see in our community. it is responsible for more deaths and disabilities than any other disease that we know of. >> often undiagnosed. program and the skaters -- program administrators notes -- >> it is the first in the nation. it is happening here in baltimore city.
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many of those problems can be controlled or eliminated with healthy habits, like a good diet and exercise stephanie rawlings blank led the way, saying it is time for people and the city to get healthy. >> it is called help the city days, a five-day citywide program to make baltimore city resident health care. -- healthier. >> at city hall today, they started with aerobics. followed by the western high school dance team. ♪ all to support healthy city of days. >> people -- we live in the cities with the bath help decisions in the world. -- with the healthiest cities in the world.
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>> after the speeches were over, though scudder little exercise, taking a walk from city hall down to the science center at the and harbor. donna hamilton and her daughter were here for the wall. >> i think the rate of the obesity and diabetes in the city are just disgraceful. we have to do something about its as individuals. i think it is time for baltimore to take that one step. >> overrun pratt street, they were making some help these movies for people to sample. >> to start your day, it will keep you going all day and help you lose weight. >> for those taking the taste test -- >> pretty good. it is pretty good. >> it taste better than i thought it would.
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>> i will try the banana buried. -- berry. >> the event is a week long. >> for more information, go to our website, >> there are lots of great events this week. he can direct others. >> walked out. >> coming up, we will take a look at today's top stories. >> talking technology, why the obama administration wants to -- we have the details, coming up. >> i would some of the nation's top educators and business leaders.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. >> across the country, there is a growing education with the state of the nation's education system. the statistics are very sobering. two-thirds of aid graders did not read at their grade level. -- eighth graders. in new york city, we kicked off
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a today's summit where teachers, educators, and policy makers. we begin our team coverage. >> at a time when a third of american students do not graduate high school, president obama told -- said there is an urgent need for education reform. if america wants to compete in a global workforce. >> historically, when we first set of the public school systems across the country, we released and bounce ahead of the vast majority of the countries around the world. that is not true anymore. they have caught off. especially in math and science. >> the president kicked off the summit from the white house. in new york, teachers,
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educators, and policy-makers discussed ways to improve a system that is failing to many kids. >> all of us are saying that the status quo is not good enough. >> the system is over 100 years old. >> she became an education advocate 20 years ago. >> my kids did not get the best education. >> from school policy curdles into teacher troubles, teacher'' unions that come under fire for negotiating contracts that can make it difficult or impossible to fire poor performing teachers. new jersey's governor says that students will continue to pay the price. >> until they come along, either willingly or being dragged along, this will not change. >> a call for innovation and renewed dedication to give students a better path to success. >> md. educators are playing a
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prominent role in the education nation event. >> this is a very serious conversation about american public schools. baltimore city's school sec joined -- c.c. joined a national panel to talk about educational change. >> this is incredibly hard work, but it requires that we all work together. >> he shared some of these strategies from back home in baltimore city. >> we talked about new schools, choice, partnership with what is
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happening with principals and teachers. fundamentally, for me, -- >> they were also among those attending. there is still much to be done to fix public education. >> there is not a single stock -- a single city in america that is doing the job right. can we make a faster progress that puts us on the pathway? >> coming up at 6:00, more reaction from maryland educators as to what is taking place here at education and nation. >> we will see you then. you can watch education nation videos inside to get involved. we posted are linked more breaking news in northwest
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baltimore where crews are on the scene of a building collapse. it happened about 3:30 this afternoon. the home is vacant, but crews are sifting the rubble just to make sure there was no one injured. no word tonight on what caused the collapse. >> here is a look at some of our other top stories. baltimore county police are investigating a stabbing inside security square mall. detectives say a student at a trade mall located inside the mall was stabbed in the back. he was taken to shock trauma and there is no word on his condition. a 27 -- a 27-year-old is recovering after she was shot during a domestic dispute. police have arrested and charged stephen joseph brown for attempted first-degree murder. the victim is expected to survive her injuries. four people were thrown from
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their vehicles after a serious accident in and around the county. we were over the scene about 1:00 this afternoon. three of the victims were taken to shock trauma in serious condition. the fourth was taken two baltic -- baltimore washington -- medical center. >> be careful what you put on a facebook or e-mail. it could soon land you in trouble with the feds. lawmakers in washington are considering new rules that would make it easier for the government to eavesdrop on internet and e-mail communication. >> from smart phones to social media, the obama administration is drafting new regulations that would allow law enforcement easier access to wire tap on my communication. the proposal first reported by "the new york times is designed to counter terrorist and other criminals. >> what the administration is
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doing, let's go after the latest technology that they are using. whether it is facebook, in corrected types of communication. >> in a statement, the fbi said is important enough that we're not looking to expand our authority, but looking to maintain the ability to perform electronic surveillance. >> we have privacy concerns and there are very serious innovation concerns as well. >> he is with the center of -- for democracy and technology. >> the average person is already concerned about whether their communications are being eavesdrop upon. this proposal would mean that there would be even more eavesdropping done there is today. >> everyday users should not be impacted. >> unless you are a spy and unless you are a criminal, he did not have anything to worry
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about. >> the legislation is still being developed the administration hopes to send it to congress next year. >> still to come, we'll take a look back at the life of gloria stewart. >> six members of a single- family found dead inside a florida home. >> bob ehrlich campaign considers -- accuses the o'malley of these in a state agency for p
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>> said members -- six members of the south florida family were killed in an apparent murder- suicide. the gunmen shot and killed himself as officers arrived on the scene. in all, seven children are in the home at the time. >> he intends to fight for justice and that he is not going anywhere. the pastor and his wife walked
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into a congregation of more than 2500 add missionary baptist church in georgia. he is being sued by four young men who claim that he will order them into sexual relationships when they were teenagers in the church. he has denied the allegations. the actress who played an older kids -- kate winslet has died. she just celebrated her 100th birthday on july 4. clarida stewart -- gloria stewart was most recently known as her role as a rose in the titanic. >> another automaker is adding to the recall list. we will tell you if you are affected. >> would until you see the rain
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that soaked the midwest, wreaking havoc. that is straight ahead. >> there is more wet weather. the complete seven-day forecast is coming up. to it is 75 down at the airport. 76 at the inner harbor.
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>> some state lawmakers are demanding an investigation into the race for governor after one candidate claims that taxpayers were deceived. maryland's first slot casino opened to an excited crowd. the latest from cecil county. and we will have these stories and we will have these stories and more. i'm losing energy... i need a home performance with energy star audit to find out why! this sensor will show why my living room gets too hot and too cold! hm... need some heating and cooling system work.
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>> torrential rains that caused flooding in the midwest continues to cause problems. >> high water and least three states have caused power outages. >> in the upper midwest, and towns from minnesota to the dakotas, yards and streets are under water. in central wisconsin, more flooding brought on by days of heavy rain. a field levy left stranded residents who did not heed warnings to evacuate. it is not clear how many remained when rushing water covered road. others took no chances. >> we took all the furniture out. >> the levy might breach and i want to get out. >> there is more concerned that it could give way threatening more homes.
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>> in parts of wisconsin, water levels are receding and the cleanup is underway. >> i want to live on the water, not in it. >> in southern minnesota, more than 10 inches of rain last month forced dozens of other committees to close schools and roads. as residents stayed busy pumping water from their homes and waiting for levels to drop, damage assessments are now under way. >> your insta-weather-plus forecast -- >> we have our share of grain around here as well. there is still a flood watch in effect west of the bay. it has tried a little bit around baltimore for the late a rush hour. there are still some heavy showers moving through hagerstown. on the eastern shore, still dealing with some decent showers.
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here in baltimore, we are keeping an eye on heavy rain coming out of eastern north carolina and southern virginia right now. that will continue to work its way north through the evening so it looks like the rain will pick up here in central maryland. that is why the flood watch remains in effect before the western shore of the bay and through hagerstown. the national weather center maintaining not flood watch. eastern shore not under the watch just yet. it has just been so dry it recently that we can take a lot of rain before the flooding occurs. with that -- we already had about an inch at the airport and an harbor. 74 is the normal high. we made it to 78 downtown and 77 at the airports. temperatures are in the low 70's at the eastern shore right now.
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we are right around 70 in southern pennsylvania from northern baltimore county. temperatures in the 60's out in the western sections of the state. was the warmth and that helped to trigger severe storms for a while for the middle part of the day. low pressure knack -- down in north georgia will bring -- will come up the last part of the mound as the coming to the morning. once the showers taper off in the morning, the skies would clear up in the middle of the day. wednesday afternoon, heading into thursday, here comes a new batch of grain. some of that grain could be heavy as we head into the middle part of the day on thursday. some on settled weather until about thursday afternoon or evening. showers tomorrow morning, then some sunshine in the afternoon.
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there is a gale warning for the chesapeake tomorrow. high-temperature should hit the upper 70's once the rain tapers off tomorrow morning. thunderstorms possible on the lower eastern shore. our seven-day forecast continues the shower activity from wednesday and thursday. skies cleared out on friday. it turns much cooler going into the weekend. it will feel like a fall with highs in the mid 60 pause on saturday and sunday. -- 60's on saturday and sunday. >> one of the city's landmark buildings is getting a new tenant and a new name.
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a division of insurance company is moving from its current location to mount vernon to the skyscraper. the building will now be called the trans america tower. they have 700 employees. no word yet on what may happen with the mount vernon property is occupied. if you are shopping for a new refrigerator or dishwasher, and energy star label may influence your choice. how does a product earned that distinction? that has come under fire. the government is trying to fix it. >> the energy star label on appliances is something that consumers have come to know and trust. consumers always look for appliances with the blue and white energy star label. >> it helps us with their electric bill. >> now she is not so sure.
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earlier this year, the program certification process was put to the test. it exposed a vulnerability to fraud and abuse. >> started with the basic things like computer monitors and refrigerators and dishwashers. once we saw how easily those were being certified. >> the government accounting office had no trouble getting energy star certification for products they simply made up. we will show you some of those outrageous products, plus what is being done to make sure iraq -- appliances will live up to the new label. >> hyundai is recalling sonatas because of problems with the steering wheels. that recall comes after the and national highway traffic association looked into steering
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problems. so far, there've been no accidents or injuries. hyundai says it is recalling the cars as a preventive measure. the government is looking into a contract -- into contact. after receiving several -- they have received eight notices of the low beam headlights not working. a preliminary investigation will involve -- the investigation could lead to a recall. prices at the pump are not likely to change much this fall. according to aaa, the national average is $2.71 a gallon. that is 18 cents more than a year ago. drivers in the west and illinois pay the most. this should hold true unless there is a hurricane in the gulf. you can find the lowest gas
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prices were ever you are on your cell phone, this -- visit >> thank you. still ahead, the early campaign -- david collins takes a look behind the accusation spread the details on that, coming up new at 6:00. >> one of these designs could be part of the new commemorative coin.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again
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tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. es tax on everything you buy? 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.
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what's your child artwork could be part of a new commemorative coin. >> the state officials are looking for submissions from children of all ages right now. >> the full color guard came out at fort henry -- fort mchenry monday. the announced a coin commemorating the 200th anniversary of the war of 1812 will be minted in 2012. >> it is a competition. we are competing with other jurisdictions. by getting the house -- and votes in the house and senate, we were able to get the men. >> the bicentennial commission is asking students to draw and submit their ideas for the coin's design. the commission will use these drawings as inspiration when creating the official design. >> on the back of my calling, i
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have fort mchenry. on the front of my calling, francis scott key with a flat in the back on. and is asign is a flag cross with four stars. >> in the process of coming up with their designs, the students will learn more about marilyn's important role in the war of 18 to fall and the history of fort mchenry. >> -- 1812 and the history of fort mchenry. >> the money raised from the corn will come to maryland and bring national attention to baltimore. >> this will help our state and help us show what baltimore was about 200 years ago. >> be artwork has to be
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submitted by october 8. for the mailing address, go to our website, >> that is all for us at 5:00. >> southwest airlines could have a much bigger presence here at bwi. could that mean that there's will go up? >> the dna evidence takes center stage at the kenneth harris murder trial. >> >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news in hd. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> a building tumbles to the ground in northwest baltimore. a dilapidated row house came crashing down just before 4:00 this afternoon. that collapsed building in northwest baltimore, good evening. >> it happened in the 1800 block, just before 4:00 today.
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we will get the very latest right now. >> this is what it looks like right now. it appears that the property -- we have not been able to confirm. we do not believe they found anyone under the debris. the problem is right now is that this house that collapsed, right next to it is an occupied dwelling. they had to evacuate from the dwelling prate they called neighborhood services. the department of public works is responding with heavy equipment to finish tearing down the original building that collapsed they will take a check out to make sure that if there was any damage done to the other building. it still remains closed at this time. >> the have been dealing with grain pretty much throughout the day. >> storms moved through and brought some warnings of possible tornadoes and flash floods. floods.


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