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question -- what the heck is going on here? >> the departure of three more restaurants from harbor place is sparking questions about the viability it of that once a vibrant city is tragic. a group of stakeholders is studying how to make the inner harbor more attractive to locals. we have a project economy report. >> the general manager of harbor place tells us out of towners make up 55% of the customers. this is the time of year when it is getting colder out and tourism is starting to slow down. some believe the inner harbor has grown too dependent on tourism, which is why some are pushing for a makeover. it does not appear to be bustling over at the harbor place pavilion where several vacant storefronts are visible, reminders of recent departures including its three restaurants. >> we have been concerned for a
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while about the nra are and the impact it has on the economic growth of the city. it has been the jewel of baltimore city, calling card for years. it is important that we keep it being a very vibrant city center. >> while the company declined to discuss the vacancy rate, harbor place the general manager told us, we are constantly working to of the way our retail and restaurant mix. we cannot discuss negotiations that are under way. it is part of the study focused on the how-to -- on how to revitalize the inner harbor. >> many times you see locations that have at cities -- in cities that have a key part of their economic growth for decades, where there comes a time when you have to look at it and say, does it meet the needs of today and the desires for the
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future? if not, you need to revamp it and bring it back to the current times are you can continue to move forward progress the future of harbor place a depends on returning to the principles it was founded on 30 years ago. >> it was a place where you would go, where you would see specialty shops. you would see things changing all the time. >> that idea appeals to one of harbor place's our original mersin. >> i think they need to bring in retailers that are not in every single shopping center. >> he adds that the entire inner harbour needs to be redesigned with an eye towards creating a central our current gathering place. he suggests converting it into an urban park with fountains and other attractions. >> it is probably time for a facelift. >> it does not help matters that several-profile fights and shootings have raised questions
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about safety. the baltimore police department has deployed more foot patrols throughout the inner harbor area. i am kerry cavanaugh. >> there is new developments in a story we have been following. maryland's attorney general says that state lottery officials should not be able to stop penn national gaming from campaigning against a casino in anne arundel county. >> the developer of the proposed casino had argued that penn national should not be allowed to support a campaign against them. both sides waited for the attorney general to give his opinion. the crowds packed in the early and often as the state's first slots opened last month. it was seen as a win for its owner. the company is expected to bring
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in $100 million in the first year. today, the company scored another win. in it his opinion, the lottery commission cannot support -- cannot refuse penn national. the commission may not order penn national gaming to cease -- the court would find it unconstitutional. the developer hopes to bring the largest casino to anne arundel county, and had argued that it violates our requirement for all developers to work together to promote slots. in an interview, the developer called the television advertising and direct mailings aimed at the anne arundel county casino lies. >> this is a lie.
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>> the company issued a statement saying that they disagree with the attorney general's opinion and that it will be up to the lottery commission to make its own decision on the matter, regardless of the attorney general's opinion. the lottery commission will meet again at the end of the month. >> the sparks are flying again as bob ehrlich released his latest attack advertisement, countering claims made by martin o'malley. david collins is checking the facts. to see all of his reports, had ead to and click on politics. still on the job and preparing for a business trip to florida, after helen holton pleaded no contest.
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the city council is asking for $1,100 to fund her upcoming trip. she will be attending a government conference in palm beach. the formal request is expected to be reviewed during tomorrow's board of estimates meeting. >> the father of baltimore city vice president ed reisinger has been found. he had been missing since friday afternoon. police tell us they found him and he was in good condition. he even provided them with a bit of entertainment for the evening. a happy ending to that story. still no verdict in the trial of former baltimore city councilman ken harris. jurors continued to deliberate for our third data appeared more questions were sent to the judge today asking about the evidence. the judge allowed the jury to remove the bullet removed from ken harris's body. jury deliberations continue
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tomorrow morning. there is good news tonight on the crime front. it is at a 35 year low. homicide is down 44%. there have been a decrease in rape, robbery, burglary, and that. >> it is always gratifying to be able to report continuing decrease in crime, but particularly so in this challenging economic times. >> baltimore county also reports solving 80% of a violent crime cases, including 90% of murder. >> but truck got stuck under a bridge and stalled traffic. near st. claire. the accident killed part of the roof off, but no one was injured and the bridge was not damaged. a restaurant in fells point will be closed. it did not spread in's -- the
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fire did not spread inside. no injuries are reported and the cause of that fire remains under investigation. 101 lawsuits were filed today against st. joseph medical center and the cardiologists accused of putting unnecessary stents in patients. >> our reporter says that attorneys say say to assess medical center will not negotiate. >> st. joseph's medical center conspired to allow this to go on. to what a blind eye should have been obvious and failing to institute a peer review. >> fraud, conspiracy, and medical negligence -- those are the claims in the lawsuit filed tuesday against centers, midlantic cardiovascular associates, and dr. mark midei.
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they claimed that he put stents in patients who did not need them. st. joseph's released a statement saying that the hospital is open to talking with any patient that believes he or she has a claim. in those cases where there is a corporate information, they will continue to seek a fair resolution with its patients. jay miller disagrees. >> we discuss all 100 of these cases. we met for over 20 hours. st. joseph's is not willing to accept responsibility and they are not willing to take care of the patients they said they would take care appeared >> he cites a letters sent to his clients in 2009 after st. joseph's had other cardiologists to review the files of the doctor's patients and questions. those cardiologists found discrepancies in the medical records. the hospital responded saying,
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the fact that they sent a letter to certain patients is not proof of liability. they will take responsibility when patients demonstrate that inappropriate care has caused them an injury. miller says he wants to get hospital back to the negotiating table to work out a settlement. >> i and my clients have been available for negotiations. when sinters is ready to talk, we are ready to listen. >> miller could be filing as many as 100 more lawsuits for other clients. dr. mark midei left st. joseph in 2009. the maryland board of physicians placed charges against him this past summer. >> now to the war on terrorism tonight. french police have 12 suspects in custody, believed to be islamic militants. it was part of two separate investigations. officials say that three men at
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that were arrested may be linked to a network that recruits fighters for afghanistan. firearms were seized during those grades. although they targeted islamic militant groups, the arrests do not appear to be linked to the terror plot in europe. they are focusing on al qaeda training along the border of afghanistan and pakistan. in washington, the department of homeland security says there is no indication that terrorists are targeting the u.s. or its citizens occurred >> the pakistani immigrant and u.s. citizen accused of botching the bomb attempt in times square will spend the rest of his life behind bars. he said he welcomed all six life sentences and warned that more attacks from muslims are on the way.
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it was all done with the intent to kill as many americans as possible. faulty wiring kept the bombs from detonating. >> if you are on your laptop and it is on your lap, be aware. what doctors say is happening to frequent users. >> a little health scare did not keep jimmy carter from his humanitarian efforts. we will tell you what the former president was doing in our area. >> it lays on my back. >> is your kid carrying around too much weight? find out why doctors say they are seeing more youngsters with back pain. >> we are putting a spotlight on the nation's community colleges. at the white house, how they are hoping to link their success on to more jobs. >> unseasonably cold weather pattern continues. the possibility of rain showers tomorrow. the 7 day forecast is coming up. 53 degrees at the airport.
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>> we have learned over the last decade, that former president jimmy carter is quite a handyman. he and his wife were in baltimore to lend a hand for habitat for humanity. the couple joined other volunteers to help the neighborhood and give and new woman of placed a call home. >> to be part of a community, a family, and stability for me and my family. >> i would never would've dreamed i would hold a whole lot. habitat made it possible. >> we enjoy it and appreciate the chance to do it. >> the carters have been volunteering for 27 years and have built homes and several countries. alert,onight's medical if you are one of those people
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who is always on your laptop, you might want to keep it off your lap. it turns out you can get a nasty rash. dermatologists say it is rare, but the toasted skin syndrome can be obtained. there does not appear to be long-term damage, although similar burns had been linked to skin cancer. >> i think there risk would be extremely low. and that would be after the rash developed that you continued to use it for years and years. >> it may sound like common sense, but you can avoid the rest by putting your laptop on a table. >> if you are on the heavy side, you might want to keep those laptops out of your kids backpacks. doctors appear to be taking notice. across the country, the number of children suffering from back pain is rising. doctors say there is no evidence that heavy backpacks can cause permanent damage, but they are concerned, especially about the younger kids.
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>> there are studies that show that kids that carry heavier weights are having more back pain issues, and they are showing up in our clinics. >> doctors recommend that students carried no more than 15 percent of their total body weight. maryland is one of the many states where community college enrollment has skyrocketed. >> that is one of the reasons the obama administration held a community college summit. we have this report. >> the white house is calling this an important next step in helping to prop up the ailing economy. dr. jill biden, wife of the vice president and a community college professor, got a green light from the white house to promote the schools. just recently, she toward anne arundel community college where she took note of a number of job
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creation programs. a student and a school professor were among her guests at the summit. >> community colleges are at the center of american's efforts to educate our way to a better economy. >> the summit kicked off in the east room of the white house with the president said he is counting on community colleges to help turn around the economy. >> jobs requiring at least an associate's degree will it -- will grow twice as fast as jobs that do not require college. we will not fill those jobs or keep those jobs on our shores without community colleges. >> of the president challenged community colleges and to produce 5 million new graduates over the next decade graduates like this one from phoenix. >> i stand before you this morning, a product of community colleges, a testament of this against these institutions play in our communities, in our country, and in our world. >> the gates foundation announced it will put up $35
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million over five years to help or community college students graduate on time. >> our investment to help community colleges redesign every aspect of the student experience, to help students reads that ultimate goal which is a degree or certificate that matters in the job market. >> the president is hoping that beyond the summit he can convince more businesses to invest in community college students now and beyond graduation. >> now your 11 insta-weather- plus forecast with our chief meteorologist. >> an unusually cold day across our region today. one more of those tomorrow before things start to clear up and warm up. today, 11 degrees before the normal high of 71. we had only 60 degrees at the airport. although it was overcast, and nothing inhe rain gauge. lots of cloud cover. look at that interesting it swirl of clouds moving towards a new jersey and new york city and
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long island. it almost looks like the eye of hurricane trying to form as that low pressure system on the coast made its way north. you can see that quote -- that swirl of clouds making its way into new england. even some rain off to our west. while the surface storm is over here in the upper levels of the atmosphere, a lower pressure is starting to move in our direction. the western part of the storm in themay still bring us some shows tomorrow and some chilly temperatures. that is the oakland airport -- 37 degrees with some showers. it is possible they could get snowflakes in with the rain where temperatures are falling. 53, and going down into the 40's in some of the suburbs.
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at dawn, 43 in the outlying suburbs. 50 at the inner harbor. that low pressure system will move through it and it may trigger some showers tomorrow. it will keep those temperatures below normal. the best -- that should be the last day in this current weather pattern. a high pressure builds in behind it for thursday, friday, and the weekend. once we get out from underneath the cloud cover, some pretty nice weather comes our way. the season evening showers cutting across central maryland tomorrow. then it should clear up and stay that way to the weekend. 57-62 tomorrow. a west breeze at 10 miles per hour. on the chesapeake bay, winds gusting at 20 knots. they had issued a small craft advisory for tomorrow afternoon. maybe some snowflakes in the morning mixed in. scattered rain showers in the afternoon. all around the chesapeake bay, temperatures should hit the upper 50's. lower eastern shore,
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temperatures in the low 60's. the national hurricane center thinks that this area of cloudiness north of puerto rico will try to become a tropical storm and the next couple of days. if it does, it would be the next name on the list and that is otto, would be our next storm of that one can form in the next few hours. . cool and cloudy with showers tomorrow, 58. the sunshine comes back with a brisk wind on thursday. we will hit 70 degrees. up to 75 on friday. sunshine on saturday and sunday, with high temperatures in the upper 60 oppose it. >> they will find themselves a man down on the defensive line. we will tell you why next in sports. >> it is tuesday, october 5.
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can i step out this $41 million curre. let's see if we can make you a millionaire tonight. our first number is 10, 19, -- up next is 44, 37 and the final one is 24. megaball number is 27. friday's jackpot would beeaks t. i think we need tax breaks to send kids to college. so i worked for a $2,500 tax credit to help pay for college. fought to get pell grants expanded and insisted that college loans go directly to kids instead of through banks. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message. because it's not about the next election, it's about the next generation. right?
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yeah!!! two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich didn't make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but in the toughest of times, martin o'malley has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition
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four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first. 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. >> now 11 sports with gerry sandusky. >> windy ravens -- when the ravens resume practice tomorrow, they will play sunday against the denver broncos. they are ranked first in passing and the last been running. the arrival of the rookie has bay, and on story for the denver broncos. a year ago, the ravens handed the broncos their first lost. >> we are playing a good football game. this team has the talent. they are very sound, solid defense, very disciplined.
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offensive play, they have weapons all over the place. they are the number-one passing team in the league by far it will be a challenge for us that way. they have receivers catching the same number of all. >> an injury setback for number 99. krueger who came out late last season with an overtime reception against the steelers, suffered an injury in the most recent game against the steelers. it will sideline him for the next two games. a top rate for him and did not make the active roster the first three weeks. he gets sidelines when they could use his pass rushing skills. we will know more on the john hargrobaugh show. watched tonight for the chance to win tickets to a ravens game.
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the ravens play in new england in two weeks. but they may not have to cover randy moss cure the patriots have had a beginning of trade talks with the minnesota vikings about randy moss hea. moss has expressed his disappointment over not having a new contract. he has only had nine receptions in the first four games it is time for the high-school football game of the week. patterson against city. reservoir versus apple to in. -- to appleton. to make your pick, go to our website. the yankees bid will not include keeping it burnett in the starting rotation against the twins. they decided to go with a three man rotation for the first
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round, as of five series against minnesota. burnett will not see the mound. not exactly the october contribution the yankees had in mind when they originally signed him to a five-year, $82.5 million deal. the rays open their playoff series tomorrow. they want their fans to are arrive dressed in plaid. they call the look -- brazers. rays plus blazerse. tampa once its fans to where plaid. -- to wear plaid. stick around. stick around. our chief
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i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. his past attacks have been
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called deceptive, his new attack, false. harris voted for deregulation increasing our electric bills by 72% it's not surprising, harris always sides with the big guys. he opposes cracking down on wall street and supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. harris even opposed making big insurance cover cancer screenings. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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>> the 7 day forecast -- another chilly day tomorrow with a shower and then beautiful weather thursday, friday and into the weekend. it is worth waiting for. >> the tonight show with jay leno is up next.
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