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>> coming up, a mysterious death in howard county. a man's body is found in his home with his 5-year-old son next to him. >> and another body is found in carroll county. >> clean-up efforts in the south continue as the number of dead rises. we'll have the latest. >> and pope john paul inches his way to sainthood. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm sarah caldwell. first we want to look outside with john collins. we couldn't have ordered up a
better day yesterday. >> too much pollen. now today, similar but a little different because we have a storm out west edging closer because we have to talk about a rain chance this afternoon. you can see on our live h.d. doppler radar a general summary about more or less the northeast corner of the u.s. we have a storm system out there . we have some showers indicating some type of shower activity is trying to come into western maryland, even up near the pennsylvania line. this initial push to the west probably won't have much success. later this evening we could see more showers. we'll talk about that coming up with the forecast coming up. >> in howard county leaves a
grewsome discovery. a a-year-old boy left without a father. >> a young boy found in a closet alopping with his father. -- along with his father. >> news of abdula's death had his family devastated. >> it was an altercation with his father. >> on saturday afternoon he stopped by to do some cleaning. >> i was coming back to get some things. when i came in, the smell knocked me down. we thought it was a dead animal. when i kicked the door in and saw the kid jump out, it was unbelievable. >> the little boy was asking for help and kept saying, i think my daddy is dead.
>> he had been in the dark. when he came out, his hands were gripping like this, like he was holding on to his father. when i looked in, his hands were black. so he had been dead a few days. >> police believe he broke a window to get in. >> police went into every single room except for that closet that wouldn't open all the way. >> if anybody knows anything, please call and come forward so we can have closure on what really happened. >> sheldon dutez. >> the 5-year-old boy was taken to the hospital and take treated -- taken to the hospital and treated for dehydration. >> a neighbor found 44-year-old carey lanscorner lying near his
home. police say he died from mobile trauma which can be felt from an explosion. >> i just tried to get my family out. >> police said they heard no signs of an explosion. >> police are investigating a crash of a scooter. a man was killed when a pick-up truck hit him friday afternoon. it happened at hammonds lane. so far no charges have been filed against the driver of the truck. >> police investigating a shooting in northwest baltimore. police found a man with multiple gun shot wounds.
>> also in the city, firefighters spent the day informing people about fire safety. this comes after bruno was killed friday. two other people were rescued from that fire. >> and today we're out in the neighborhood going door-to-door, our firefighters are, neath meeting with residents to let them know there has been an unfortunate loss of life in their community due to a fire. we are speaking with them providing basic fire safety tips on how they can keep this from happening in their homes. >> chief cartwright said many fires in baltimore are the result of people leaving stoves unattended and overloading the sirkts. -- circumstance yits. >> nato will not confirm that a strike killed one of gaddafi's sons.
libya said the afact killed gaddafi's younger son and three of the libyan leader's grandchildren but says gaddafi escaped unharmed. >> we don't believe there is a solution that includes him or any member of his family. it is well past any discussions. the only solution is for him to depart. >> the strike came hours after a ceasefire and norks in what rebels called a publicity stunt marked an escalation of international efforts to prevent the regime from regaining momentum. >> the scene around the vatican. pope john paul ii's final days. the mood today is more joyous as they jammed st. peter's square for his beatification. among the faithful are thousands of people from pope john paul's native poland.
giant video screens have been set up so they can watch. >> here today a special mass at the bascilica followed by eucharistic procession at 7:45. you can watch the beatification ceremony right now at our website at www.wbaltv.com. you can also see pictures of john paul through the years and learn the top 10 things about sainthood. >> president barack obama makes comedy with early campaigning at the white house correspondents annual dinner. the dinner gives the president time to joke with the correspondents who cover plig politics and the white house. last night he was no different. he turned most of his jokes against a man, donald trump, who attended the dinner. >> mr. trump certainly would bring some change to the white
house. see if anybody got it there. [laughter] >> donald trump said he would run as a republican, which is surprising, because i assumed he was running as a joke. >> seth myers was the headliner at the dinner. >> i don't think that he liked that at all. >> 5:08. >> a local high school principal furious after a college application mishappen -- misshappen hap. >> more on the aftermath of the nation's deadliest tornado in decades. >> first a look outside. john has your insta-weather plus forecast next. stay with us. "11 news sunday morning" just getting started.
in alabama is matched only by the massive need. >> we have some of the greatest people that care about their neighbors, and it was evident today. every place that we went, we saw so many volunteers. >> with a tattered flag recovered from tornado-ravaged tuscaloosa, they continued to search. tuscaloosa still cannot account for close to 600 of its residents. >> going through the rubble, searching for those missing. we are taking the list we have now and cross-referencing it with sites and mapping to ensure that we track down every single lead.
>> of people who do not survive? >> i don't know. we do not have nameds. >> as a problem in -- although she survived with her granddaughter in the basement of her house. >> we were all here standing like this. >> there are so many people out here who were not as lucky as we were. >> some luck needed for a daunting recovery and clean-up, foo. it is expected to take months and be remembered forever. early estimates have the tornado that hit here and 40 miles away in tuscaloosa as being on the ground for 80 miles. complack clack. >> learn how you can help survivors of the deadly tornado in our house at www.wbaltv.com. you will also see a slide show explaining about tornados and
how they form. >> now john collins. >> overnight clouds have drifted in. there is something going on in the west. at least let's look at our live h.d. doppler radar. out in western maryland and a little panhandle area of west virginia there is shower activity. something to remember here, the air is dry here around the bay. any of that activity trying to move in, initially, anyway, is probably going to dry up. there is more storminess to the west, and that will keep pushing in during the day, so by the end of the day, we could see scattered showers during the day. by and large, sunday could be dry, we will be picking up more cloudiness and the rain threat will increase throughout the day. what happened yesterday? well, it was about as perfect as you could get. 68 the hyatt the airport, 70 at the inner harbor. 70 is typical. we are one below at one place and one above at the other. right on target. sunny skies, no rain.
what a combination since we've had so many days of clouds and the rain threat hanging over our head. this morning, temperature-wise, we're seeing more 40's than we saw. the early morning hours we had clear skies. 46 frederick. 30's out in western maryland. they have had clouds and a few sprinkles. frostburg checks in with 48 degrees. the satellite imaginary with the radar. you can see it was rainy to the north and the dakotas and minnesota and illinois yesterday while big storms popped up from arkansas back to tennessee and kentucky and now even southern indiana. this activity is moving to the east. the stormiest weather will be to the mountains. this system pushing in will be
pushing up a few clouds. eventually a rain chance. here's what the map will look like. at the moment everything dry. the forecast temperature-wise now, you can see the chilly air around here. warm air ahead of that front. cool air coming in behind it. look at 30's in the plains states. forecast today calls for temperatures in the 60's to near 70. we pick up more clouds and an afternoon or evening shower is a possibility. looking at the seven-day forecast, rain chances go up tonight and tomorrow. highest on tuesday. we could see stormy weather into wednesday when it tapers off. temperatures in the 60's. for the most part. while that rain is coming through. dry thursday and friday with another rain chance saturday. >> hundreds packed the streets of towson for the towson town spring festival. the festival has beer and wine. for the little ones, there are
magic shows, pony rides, and more. >> it is always a good time. we have a good time, see lots of people. times we come home with things. it is a nice way for people to showoff crafts and bring the community together. >> the festival runs again today from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. >> pretty perfect weekend for that. >> sometimes we come home with things. all that stuff that you eventually throw away that the kids accumulated. >> when it comes to fresh air, how healthy are your living quarters? the alarming number of people exposed to pollution coming up. >> plus what nasa officials are saying this morning about the launch. >> first a programming note to pass along. the president of the jockey club of maryland will be our guest this morning. if you have a question e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> in this morning's "medical alert" half of americans are living in areas with up healthy levels of air pollution. that according to the american lung association's pollution on -- report on pollution today. harford county and city cannot do as well and both received an "f." >> smokeless cigarettes. a victory for e-cigarettes heat up a liquid nicotine solution. they had been considered a
drug-delivery device. they will not be subject to the same stringent regular layings. they could still be regulated as a prescription drug if marketed for therapeutic purposes, like a stop-smoking aid. the f.d.a. has approved a vaccine for children as young as nine months old. the typical drug for men jitis is given -- menigitis is only given to those over 11. the c.d.c. has not yet recommended the vaccine be added to the standard immunization list for children. >> a damaging -- how damaging a hit to the head can be for teenagers. a conference to help educate students and coaches about the dangers. >> hundreds of high school athletes were in timonium
yesterday learning about the dainls of concussion. -- dangers of concussion. >> it is the potential of a serious brain injury. >> i never had a concussion, but i know it can be a serious thing. most people don't know the symptoms, side-effects of concussion or what to do and how to treat them. >> that's exactly what this conference sponsored by st. joseph's hospital is going to do. past conferences have been about destroyed use but this year they felt it was necessary for concussion. >> it is common not just with football but lacrosse and other games. >> signs include disorientation, foggy feeling, and headaches. because the teenager's brain is still developing they are at greater risk than adults for damage, especially when hit a second time. >> that second blow results in a much longer length of recovery,
and that person having trouble at home and school. >> it is about to get a lot more clear. the general assembly passed a bill that takes effect july 1 creating guidelines for coaches to look for and actions to take when ti incident -- when a student gets hit during a game. >> don't go away. much more news coming up. first a look at events going on around town this weekend.
>> in education alert, school officials in baltimore are investigating why some college application materials were not submitted to the proper schools. baltimore's western high school recently found out about the mishap and told students in a letter that went out friday. it is unclear how many students' applications were not received. the principal said she will contact schools that did not receive materials. >> in anne arundel county parents have concerns about a survey. much of what they said involved their children's learning and safety. tim tooten has more. >> for the most part, the school system has high marks for excellent or good. there were marks which concerned parents.
the first class sices -- sizes. 64% of students surveyed said class sizes are too large. >> have you seen numbers go up? >> yes, i have. they used to be about 15 kids in a class, and now it is more like 25, 30 kids in a class. >> the head of the county's teacher's union said he's not counting on a quick fix. >> as you watch the budgets, you have to figure out where the money will come from. unfortunately for many places, the money comes out of the classroom. >> the other thing noted by parents was bullying. 59.9% said they didn't believe the school was doing enough to deal with the problem. head of the citizen advisory economy committee said -- >> they didn't feel there was an effective response to it. the children were feeling if they followed the procedures and reported the bullying, it made matters worse. >> county school officials are surprised bullying it ranked so
high. >> we have had the largest number of responses we had last year, 26,000. clearly it is a national problem. >> besides bullying and class sizes, parents also want a stronger education program and have the district put less emphasis on test-taking. >> investigations of child abuse make a shocking discovery in a back home in virginia. >> and how ray lewis is opening his heart to one young boy that recently lost his mother. >> no rain here in western maryland. a couple showers. >> the insta-weather plus forecast is just ahead.
>> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> let's look outside with john. >> perfect yesterday. >> repeat performance? >> well, not quite. we haven't had enough of yesterday's weather in this spring so far. we have had some rain threats. today we're kind of treading the difference between them. it won't be as nice as yesterday. temperatures about in the same
place, but unlike yesterday morning at this time, this morning we have rain showing up on the radar to our west, and you can see it there covering alleghany and garrett counties, some light scattered shower activity. it is actually rain coming out ahead of the warm front. if anything, our temperatures will be attempting to move up. but with the added clouds and rain threat eventually moving into our area later today, maybe our temperatures will be about the same, instead of warming up substantially. we'll talk about the details of today's forecast and the week ahead coming up in just a minute. >> covering the nation this morning, a child abuse investigation at a homente home in virginia led to the discovery of a starving young girl caged inside a crib, naked, and covered in feces. the investigation turned to the back yard where the
investigators found a child's body buried under a shed. >> the scenes at this glouceter mobile home landed two parents in jail and left a community scratching their heads. >> i couldn't believe it. >> i almost fell out of my chair. oh, my gosh, i know her. >> investigators found a girl 5 or 6 years old trapped in a crib. a piece of wood was covering a top as if she was held captive. >> i can't see how anybody could do it. >> sharon green grew up down the street from shannon gore, the mother accused of child abuse. she said five years ago she thought gore was pregnant. >> i seen her and asked her if she was pregnant. she said no, but she looked pregnant. >> people who know gore say they never saw the girl but knew she gave birth.
>> everybody knew she had a new baby. >> but nobody -- >> nobody knew she had two other children. >> shannon gore was arrested along with her husband. >> like an animal? no. >> investigators went on a tip. there they dug under the shed and found remains of a child. police aren't saying how old or if it belongs to the couple. we went by the parents' homes of shannon and brian. both said they didn't know the couple had a daughter. the case continues to leave more questions than answers. >> ray lewis throwing his
support behind a young boy whose mother killed herself and her other children. lashon armstrong was in his mother's van when she drove it into the hudson river. he was the only one that managed to get out. he attended a dinner where he received some of the proceeds. lewis says he needs support and amen tore. >> a chopper crashed into an apartment near the university of indiana campus thursday night. four people were rushed to an area hospital. nobody oh, on the ground was hurt. so far no official word on what caused that crash. nasa will announce whether space shuttle endeavor is given the light. managers will make a decision if
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or surplus of rain for the month of april. we have had this impressive -- it hasn't been that wet. we have just had the threat of rain. the ground is still soaked. i think the reason is those cloudy days. 46 at ocean city. we see more 40's on the map. they have had heavier clouds out there. that prevents things from cooling down. the satellite radar imaginary a wide view to show you what's going on. storm system spinning. the storm is really up in minnesota now, but the front reaches all the way down into
the mississippi valley. they have had strong storms down there yesterday afternoon and overnight last night. and here's this warm front coming in. that's why we'll see cloudiness during the day today with the front here today with the main storm activity still to our west. so we're not the primary targets for any rain activity. we'll just see partly cloudy skies with more partly this morning and more cloudy this afternoon. an afternoon or evening showers a possibility. 65 to 69 for the highs. the extended outlook, rain chances go up monday, tuesday, and wednesday. thunderstorms in there. thursday and friday, dry and saturday more rain, and temperatures for the most part close to what's average for the season and maybe just a bit under that. >> thank you, john. every day firefighters stand ready to put their lives on the line.
a firefighter killed fighting the blaze. >> with the help of a teacher, elementary school students have not forgotten. >> it was friday february 15 when mark falkenhan gave his life. today students said thank you. >> it was a four-alarm fire where mark lost his fire last january. he is the first firefighter to die in baltimore county fighting a fire since 1984. this morning firefighters were here at elmwood elementary school. they were here for a special presentation. [applause] the students at elm wood have not forgotten mark falkenhan. >> our students came up with the idea of create a.i.g. quilt at the auction the firefighters association will be holding.
three quilts. one will go to his family, one will be automatic auctioned off. >> he is a hero. he talked about what it is like to be a hero. >> there are action figures, but there are actual people, fire men and women that give their lives. >> we have firefighters in my family, and any time any of them could be injured or killed in a fire. it is to do in to help other people. >> the fifth-grade stends students, it was a rewarding project j they learned it was to save other people's lives, not just caring about yourself. that was a really good thing that he did. it is sad about what happened to him and sad what happened to the family now. we hope this fund raiser will help them. >> and for mark's wife, who was also here -- >> it is very overwhelming.
it means a lot that these children care enough to do this. it means a lot touse. >> rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> and there will be a -- an oyster roast friday. benefits go to the family. if you would like information go to www.wbaltv.com and click on "as seen on." >> a dedication for the late ken harris. the north baltimore baseball league dedicated a field in his name. his family joined council member jack young for the dedication. >> we wanted to see it grow, so it is good to see that he can be a part of the northwood family as they continue to grow. we are glad people continue to honor his work and what he's done. >> constellation energy merges
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>> even though it is starting to look and feel like summer, we still have several weeks to go. that hasn't stopped the crew at the rusty scupper. they have been preparing for this supper since the end of the last one. >> this summer we know there will be more activity. we're busy year-round, but summer is a boost for us. this summer memorial day weekend kicks off with the ncaa tournament. the three-day event is expect today pump $18 million into the local economy. baltimore will also most the u.s. conference of mayors and the international planning show. it is expected to draw people to the baltimore area over the weekend. >> it is good for local employment and businesses.
>> that good fortune is specked to spread from deep creek to the eastern shore. >> tourism is an economic area for maryland. i would expect we will achieve our tourism taxes. we are running 8% and 9% ahead of last year. lots more jobs for marylanders. 144,000 folks employed in the tourism industry and lots of the business for local governments. >> this is one of the biggest summers we've seen in years. we're excited. >> sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> according to officials, baltimore tourism is a $36 million business. >> exelon will be merged with b.g.e. leaving baltimore without
a fortune 500 company. theresy a new job for constellation's c.e.o. more on what this means for your b.g.e. bill. >> the merger between constellation sp is expected to generate more jobs in baltimore. constellation's charitable commitments will continue for 10 years. b.g.e. customers will receive a one-time credit on their bill. resulting company will retain the exelon name but its commercial enterprises will be under the name mr. shadduck's compensation package will not change.
>> b.g.e. customers will receive the positive impact of this. >> b.g.e. customers will get a one-time assistance. b.g.e. head quarters will remain in baltimore. jobs will not be affected for two years after the merger, and the corporation is committed to donating annually to charitable contributions for the next 10 years. exelon has more than $18 billion in annual revenues. it currently owns and operates unit 1 of the three-mild island nuclear power plant. it also operates the damn on the susquhannah river. they will -- b.g.e. will be consolidated. >> constellation energy, the
retail is about 900 people, i believe. we have a couple hundred people in pennsylvania. in consolidating those jobs we think that would net out around the same total, around 1,100 at the beginning. >> this merger will mean an investment of $250 million in maryland. it still needs stockholder approval. they hope to get it done biby early next year. >> here's what's coming up. how twitter can improve your experience the next time you take to the sky. >> small but mighty electronic cars are getting attention. details in consumer alert. >> hi, i'm pete gilbert. the ravens wrap up their draw. the two top picks seem like good
friday, "james smith." jimmy is a quarterback in the first round and torry, but the birth certificates say they share the name together. smith arguably the best combination of size and speed the ravens have ever had at wide receiver. jimmy has had some off-field issues. >> i don't have any character issues. i made bad decisions when i was a young kid. like most persons. i want them to think that i want them to come in here and make this organization make bad or have these two putting information on. >> i have an opportunity to know them myself and get to know them in the process. he's a great guy. the way the media tries to
portray him, i feel that's not him. he's a great guy, down to earth. his things are in the past. i feel people should focus on what he has to do from this day forward. >> jimmy smith has himself a fine teammate in tory smith. ravens in the fourth round another wide receiver, camden dosh from north indiana. they have quarterback brown from texas. one of the fastest players in the draft. in the sixth round, ravens may be backing up more to flacco. virginia tech q.b. tyrod taylor. his athleticism off the charts. 6 fot 1, 215 pounds. the ravens take a runningback anthony allen from georgia tech. at the end of the draft comes the end of the walkout, so we
hope they can end that soon. in chicago, the job done 6-2. we'll talk about that coming up later. >> oprah has landed a big interview. for the first time president obama and first lady michelle obama will join the daytime queen. during the hour-long sitdown they discuss politics and the birth certificate issue. >> keep in mind what happened. this came up 2 1/2 years ago. we called up the folks in hawaii and -- >> when this came up were you thinking, i hope i was born here ,? >> can i just say, i was there, so i knew. >> you can catch that episode as well as others coming up. >> you can win a free trip to
the taping of one of pope ra's final shows. watch oprah at 4:00. get your word of the day and fill out the link on our web site and facebook pages. >> the time 5:58. 49 degrees on tv hill. here's a look ahead to our next hour. >> a father found dead in his home with his 5-year-old son by his side. >> and why they are calling the death of a man a mystery. >> and we won't warm up, but we'll see more rain and clouds. there's the sky picture now. beautiful out this morning.
>> hello and welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm sarah caldwell. >> and i'm lisa robinson. first let's look outside with john collins. no repeat performance? >> kind of. this morning we're looking at the inertia of yesterday. yesterday was wonderful. this morpg we're kind of tooling along, but a warm front is coming in which brings in warmer air. there is other baggage it carries with it. maybe clouds and maybe a shower chance. so today not as perfect as yesterday. i really feel that most of the days -- morning not as perfect
as other days. it is stormy from kep ken west -- it is stormy from kentucky to arkansas, southern missouri. then we have a warm front moving back into pennsylvania. there is rain out ahead of it. a few of those sprinkles and showers are in western maryland now. see what it is like with the week ahead coming up. >> a heart-wrenching story out of howard county where a young father is found dead along with his 5-year-old son. sheldon dutes has the story.
[woman screaming] >> his family found his death too much to bear. >> police found najib abdullah along with his son. >> this man used -- this man's father used to live here. he stopped by to do some cleaning. >> i came in and we smelled a terrible stench. we thought it was a dead animal. when i kicked the door in and saw the boy jump out, it was unbelievable. >> the little boy was asking for help saying, "i think my daddy is dead." >> he had been in the dark. when he came out his hands were gripping like this, like he had been holding on to his father. i looked in and his body was swollen, face black, stomach big. he had been big several days. >> it is unclear when they entered the home. it is the same broken window that they called police about. >> the police came and went
through every single room except for their closet that wouldn't open all the way. >> if anybody knows anything, police come forward and let them know so we can get some type of closure on what happened. >> sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the 5-year-old boy was taken to the hospital and treated to dehydration. >> a carroll county man's death remains a mystery this morning after his body was found inside his home. a neighbor found carey lansbrunner lying in his home. police say lanscruner died from mobile trauma which can result from an explosion. >> they evacuated everybody. neighbors say they heard a loud bang wednesday night. police searched the house but say there were no signs of
explosive devices. >> police investigating a deadly crash involving a scooter. a 91-year-old man killed when a pick-up truck hit him in the afternoon. it happened at hammonds lane and upton road. so far no charges of the driver of the truck. >> a shooting in northwest baltimore. it happened after 3:00 at rogers avenue. police found a man with multiple gun shot wounds. no word on his identity or condition. >> firefighters spent part of the day informing residents in west baltimore of fire saved. this caums comes after 57-year-old jerome bruno was killed friday morning when flames engulfed a home on lexington street. two other people were rescued from the fire. >> today we're in the neighborhood going door-to-door, firefighters are, meeting with
residents to let them know there has been an unfortunate loss of life in their community due to a fire. we are providing basic fire safety tips to prevent this from happening in their homes. >> chief cart wright says many fires are the result of people leaving many homes unattended and overloading sirkts. -- circuits. >> nato refusing to confirm that air strike killed one of muammar gaddafi's sons. nato said it struck a government building in tripoli but can't confirm if one of his sons were attacked. some reports are that one of his younger sons was killed and two of his grand kids. >> the only solution is for him to due part. -- for him to depart.
>> the strike came hours after gaddafi called for -- it was a strike to stop the regime from regaining momentum. >> moving pope john paul ii closer to sainthood. benedict entered the square. among the faithful are thousands of people from john paul's native poland where the population is also celebrating. giant video screens were set up to watch. >> here in baltimore catholics will march to a special mass at the bascilica. it happened at 11:45. from the bascilica to the pope john paul ii prayer garden. you can watch on our web site. you can also see pictures of john paul through the years and learn the top 10 things about
sainthood. >> president barack obama mixed comedy with early campaigning at the white house correspondents' association kin dinner. the dinner gives the president a chance to joke with the correspondents who cover politics and the white house. seth myers headlined the dipper. >> i thank for support my wonderful wife michelle. [applause] >> now you, on the other hand mr. president, have aged a little. what happened to you? when you were sworn in, you looked like the guy from the old spice commercials. now you look like lewis gosset senior. i never said this to anyone before, but maybe you should start smoking again.
>> myers aimed a lot of his jokes at people that may run for office in 2012 like donald trump. >> that was fun. >> it's 6:08. now is your chance to get into the pool with michael phelps. details ahead. >> hundreds of maryland students will join kids nationwide in an effort to fight childhood obesity. it is part of a program qualed let's move. >> i think i saw you in there. you are looking at a live picture outside. the forecast after the break. stay with us.
>> this morning we have a beautiful sunrise this morning. i don't know if we can get a picture of that or not. we will take a picture of the radar at first. if you look to the east where the sun is rising, we don't have clouds. we do have clouds overall. this deck of clouds and combiped sun looks nice. to the west it is overcast. there is a band of showers running from west virginia right across washington and alleghany county. there is that sunrise picture.
that is pretty. there are more clouds to the west of us and they are moving east. today not like yesterday. not as threatening as one would think. take a look at these temperatures right now. mostly in the 40's. chillier than we were yesterday morning. a good part of the night we had clear skies. one exception near the bay at annapolis. the naval academy is 52. out to the west, readings in the 40's. heavier cloud deck. a step up temperature-wise out west and a step down here. we had this warm front coming in, and it is bringing moisture with it. we will see more clouds. this radar satellite imaginary overstates the amount of rain here in maryland because of the mechanism in the computer. it is an indication that the atmosphere will be wetter today and the potential for rain goes up a bit. the big storms yesterday and today will be out to our west. yesterday a good squalor line of
storms -- a good squalorline of storms. the map shows high pressure over us. showers trying to sneak in. one front later this morning moving through. that's what's generating clouds. warmer and moist moister air coming in. the cold front hangs to the west. that's where the thunderstorm activity will be today. the forecast, we'll average it and say partly cloudy. variably cloudy. eventually we'll see more clouds than sun. 65 to 69 for the high. we would be warmer except clouds will eventually hold temperatures at about the same level they were yesmed south winds at 5 knots. the bay water temperatures in the 60's. our insta-weather futurecast shows clouds coming in. most rain will be off to our northwest. we could be clipped with a shower here and there.
rain chances start to go up tomorrow. the seven-day forecast, 68 today and tomorrow. spotty rain chances today. they peak out monday into tuesday and slack off wednesday. temperatures at least in the 60's for highs or near 60. thursday and friday dry with another rain chance next weekend. >> you have no doubt seen our promotion for "let's move." this week students at participating schools will show-off their skills in a flash workout. jennifer franciotti takes us to one of their practices. >> in mrs. newman's p.e. class students are moving and dancing. from pre-k to 5th grade they are doing beyonce's steps, getting kids exercising in a fun way. >> they are moving, they are
learning dance steps. it is great because the daps steps are easy to learn. so everybody can do it. students started practicing this week for the dance, and kids are having a ball. >> it is fun. i didn't like it at first, but then i tried it and i liked it. >> i like the part where you run to one side and the other and have fun with it and run either way you want. it is fun. >> it is teaching you to be more active and have fun. >> it helps us get exercise. it is a good idea. some kids don't exercise.
so i think it is a good idea. >> next week is national physical education and sport week. chances are, if they are not doing this dance your child will be doing some sort of sport event. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can learn the dance and upload the video. go to www.wbaltv.com/letsmove. >> i can't believe jen didn't get out there. >> michael fell ps is make -- phelps is making a splash. he pushed the limit of control freeh free swimming -- of control-free swimming experience. >> to have the first swimming game of all time and used with
your motions is something that's pretty special. >> it hits stores this june. >> ever dream of being a deast on the "oprah winfrey" show? how you can score tickets. >> the rights of the former civil rite rights leader is here. the tireless efforts of corretta scott king. >> and the president of the maryland jockey club will be our guest this morning on 11 news. if you have a questio h
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being the safest. nissan leaf and chevy topped for roll-over protection. their heavy battery pack stable idses them during collision. >> that keaf even fix will soon cost you more. the price of coffee at an all-time high. nearly $3 a pound. blame bad bever weather and a weak dollar. many coffee houses are considering jacking up prices or cutting down on services. >> time for a look ahead at the week on wall street. deborah kostroun has the "weekend bloomberg business report." >> stocks ended in april on a high note. better than expected gains. the s&p 500 and nasdaq posting impressive gains.
>> wallmart is locked and loaded. bringing shotgns guns back to attract more male customers and build up their one-stop shopping idea. this after a strategy to declutter its stores and become more upscale sales. >> a bright spot for this year's labor grads. colleges and employers saying the cost of college -- college stents students are enjoying the best jobs market for graduates since the 2008 year. graduates in engineering and computer science have a greater advantage. >> two an droid phone -- the plaintiff seeks to represent other an droid phone users and won at least $50 million in damages. >> it looks like groupon not a
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>> she was the wife of dfment martin luther king jr. to many she is considered the first lady of the civil rights movement. rob roblin takes us to the anne arundel county where mrs. king was honored. >> they dedicated this garden this morning for a special woman. they devoted this garden to corretta scott king. >> she spent her life making sure the vision and the dream he had became a reality. >> because of the weather, the ceremony had to be moved inside, and the building was packed.
>> it reflects our commitment to those values they held dear, corretta and her husband, and that we emprace. >> called by many the first lady of the civil rights movement. if she were alive today, corretta scott king would be 85 years old. >> people talk about what a great wife she was, but you when look at her children, you know she was an outstanding mother as well as being an outstanding wife. >> this memorial garden will say that women are as powerful as men and they have had a significant role in our society. because the untold story of the civil rights movement was the african american and other women who gave not just of their time but their lives. >> the keynote speaker was her daughter, dr. befment rn -- bernice king.
>> so now dr. -- so now corrett scott king continues to live in this memorial garden with the words that will be imprinted in the hearts and minds of generations yet unborn. >> rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that's a wonderful dedication. >> yes, a beautiful tribute, for sure. the time is 6:29. the discovery of a starving girl caged inside her virginia home leads to a second gruesome discovery. >> we'll have the forecast coming up..
there might be a morning sprinkle. i'll have details on the forecast coming up. >> covering the nation, a child abuse investigation led to the discovery of a starving young girl caged inside a crib naked and covered in feces. the investigation turned to the back yard where authorities found a child buried under a shed. >> the scene friday not only
landed two parents in jail but left an entirely community scratching their heads. >> i couldn't believe it. >> i almost fell out of my chair. oh, my gosh, i know her. >> the shock is over allegations of child abuse. thursday gloucester county investigates found a girl 5 years old trapped in a crib, a piece of wood covering the top. >> i can't see how mnch none could do it. >> sharon green grew up down the street from shannon gore, the mother accused of child abuse. she said five years ago she thought gore was pregnant. >> i spoke long enough to ask her if she was pregnant, and she said no she wasn't, but she looked pregnant. >> people knew she gave birg a month ago. >> everybody knew she had a new baby, conor. >> but no one knew about -- >> the other two. everybody that i know that knows shannon, nobody knew she had two
other children. >> shannon gore was arrested along with her husband, brian. >> i can't understand it, no. >> friday investigators were back at the home digging under the a shed. there they discovered the remains of a child. politician aren't saying how old or if it belongs to the couple. we wept by the -- went by the parents' home. they said they didn't know she had a daughter. the case continues to leave more questions than answers. >> ray lewis throwing his support behind a young boy. lashon armstrong was in his
mother's van when she drove it into the hudson river this month. he was the only one able to get out alive. he received some of the proceeds . ray lewis said he needs support and a mentor. >> a chopper reportedly filming a television show crashed into an apartment. four people in the helicopter were rushed to an area hospital. nobody on the ground was hurt. so far there is no official word on what caused the crash. >> nasa will announce today whether space shuttle endeavor will be given the green light. nasa postponed the launch because a heater was not working. managers will make a decision by noon if the shuttle is ready to launch. if not, it may not lift off until may 8. >> hopefully it will happen
higher. >> we have some of the greatest people that care about their neighbors, and it was evident today. every place that we went, we had so -- we saw so many volunteers. >> the mayor calls this a humanitarian crisis. >> we have been ravaged beyond comprehension, but we remain that shining city on a hill. >> the searches have intensified here. tuscaloosa cannot account for over 600 of its residents. >> looking for those missing. we are taking the list of 560 we have now and cross-referencing it with sites and mapping to ensure we track down every single lead.
>> do you know of people that do not survive? >> i do not, know. we have not heard no names. >> it is a problem. betty and granddaughter survived in the basement of their now leveled house. >> we were all just standing like this. >> there were so many people out here not as lucky as we were. >> luck is what is needed for a daunting recovery. expected to take months and be remembered forever. >> early estimates have that tornado here as actually being on the ground for 80 miles. in pleasant grove, alabama, chris clackum, nbc news. >> if you want to know how you to help people in the south and see pictures of the devastation go to www.wbaltv.com. you will also see more about tornadoes and how they form.
>> we have a nice quiet morning. out to the west, elements of a new storm system is beginning to move in. it has cranked up in the central part of the nation. out in western maryland, a shower has developed. the shower activity is spotty. not significant. again, it is related to a warm front coming in. there is a beautiful sunrise this morning over the city. clouds not making ground around here. the barometer up as well.
pp 53 in annapolis. 47 in parkton. we have a little range of temperatures. a couple spotty showers out there. satellite shows nose of clouds coming into the baltimore area and a lot more sunshine or clear skies on the eastern shore. again, it made sunrise pretty this morning. we'll see more stuff moving in. here's the warm front. high pressure, though, essentially tries to keep the air dry. the bulk of the moisture will still be west of the mountains -- mountains. this is around new severe weather we'll see. there will be an outbreak again of bad thuerstorm activity to the west of us. our forecast, as i mentioned,
fairly quiet. we could pick up a shower by the end of the day, and rain totals less than a half inch. not even a .10 inch of rain here. it gets heavier as we move west with most rain out in the ohio river valley out in the great lakes and back toward the mississippi valley. our forecast partly cloudy today. more of the partly this morning and clouds this afternoon. afternoon and evening showers, 55-69 the high. the insta-weather futurecast shows that a lot of the rain, even though we pick up a sprinkle or shower, most rain will be off to our northwest tomorrow. even monday, even though rain chances go up monday, it isn't until monday night and tuesday that rain chances increase substantially as the cold front gets closer to us. 68 today and tomorrow for the highs. rain chances kick in. at least more significant ones. monday -- they really go up monday night and tuesday.
thunderstorm activity tapers off. thursday and friday looks dry. saturday more rain. temperatures, if you average it out here, fairly close to what you would expect this time of year. >> hundreds packed the streets of towson for the spring festival. live music, food, beer, and wine. and for the little ones, hay rides. >> it is always a great fair. we have a good time, see lots of people. and it is a nice way for people to showoff their craft. and bring the community together. >> the festival runs again today from 1:00 to 7:00. >> i would come home with a funnel cake. >> a maryland school teacher headed to the white house. find out which top honor she received. >> and recent high school dropouts this year in baltimore. >> first a look at last night's
>> baltimore city is going after students that dropped out of school. they are hoping to bring them back before the school year ends in june. tim tooten has that story. >> students are counting down the days until they leave for summer break. the school 0 system is telling the number of students who so far have called it quilts. >> it is critical to get any student that dropped out of school back to school as soon as possible. >> the head of student safety seems eager to make a deal with drop-outs. >> even at this late time in the school year we can put them in the right program, we can help them earn credits, we can slot them for summer school. >> this is an opportunity for them to make progress toward graduation. >> a few years ago city school officials went door-to-door trying to reach drop-outs. it was a program asked to reduce baltimore education rates.
>> baltimore is not a kid-friendly city. we have kids that hang on the street. they say the problem is solved. this time next year, if you verify, it is not solved. >> school officials say they will not solve the problem until every student that has left returns to campus fpble tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> school officials say over the last four years the student dropout rate has decreased 50%. >> a baltimore county school teacher was given the top honor of teacher of the year. her name is michelle shearer, a chemistry teacher at urbana high school. the state school superintendent says it is -- >> it is so exciting to think
that maryland's teacher will be the national teacher of the year. and representing teachers from across this country at a time when everyone is focused on education. >> michelle shearer, the nation's new "teacher of the year" will be honored at a white house ceremony with president obama on tuesday. she is fluent in american sign language and has taught at the maryland school for the deaf. >> are you in the market for a new grill? sara will go to home depot and show you the latest in the market.
>> through the state-filled work of agencies such as catholic charities and the generosity of god's people, the catholic church is able to meet the needs of our older sisters and brothers by providing such assistance as housing and other support services to seniors in need. the catholic church believes in the dignity of every person. our doors and our hearts are always open.
a home run. his first of the year. still homered deep. taken a 2-0 lead. it was the robert hour last night. a beautiful play at short. sandino doing a spectacular job filling in for the j.j. harding. five-plus innings did not give up a run. bases loaded. mike comes in. for the first time, a pressure situation. one run a sacrifice fly. those are mitigating circumstances. meanwhile, we go to the eighth. strikes out. that doesn't matter. all the way from second. the white sox giving runs away left and right. bases loaded for gare owe. that makes a pair. the orioles get the win 6-2. they have won 4-5. and they go 12-13, find
themselves 3 1/2 games out of first place. much better than last year's april. loy yolia trying to -- loyola trying to knock off johns hopkins. doubling up, 8-4. back comes loyola. a blast from the top as mike sawyer with that rocket. an eight-second game. loyola with another chance. the fall off top. let's it go just wide. he would have counted that in. therefore, for the 46th out of 49 times johns hopkins knocks off loyola. that's a look at sports. i'm pete gilbert. we'll see you back here tonight at 6:00. >> oprah seems to be pulling out all the stops for her fair we will season and she lands a huge
interview. for the first time president obama and michelle obama will join the daytime queen together. she discusses everything from politics to life inside the white house and that birth certificate issue. >> this came up about 2 1/2 years ago. we called up the folks in hawaii -- >> when it first came up, were you thinking, i hope i was born here. >> can i just say, i was there. >> you can get the full episode tomorrow as well as other episodes leading up to the fair we will show here on wbal-tv 11 news at 4:00. >> now is your chance to win a free trip to the taping of of one of oprah's final shows. go to get your word of the day and fill out the form on our web site for a chance to win. we have also posted the link on our facebook page.
>> 49 degrees at tv hill. here's a look ahead to our next hour. >> is your body healthy and strong enough to fight off diseases? it can be with the tips we have to boost your immune system at 7:18. >> with the weather warming up, we'll show you the hottest on the market. >> and morton's steakhouse. >> all when "11 news sunday morning" continues.
>> welcome to "11 news sunday morning." i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm sarah caldwell. >> first let's go to the weather with john collins. >> we're picking up a few clouds to the west of us, and that will make a big difference because clouds will get thicker rather than thin out as they did yesterday. off to the west, there is quite a bit of rain showing up on the general radar satellite image. out to the west, you can see big storms from arkansas into kentucky. they become a little less significant as you move into the mid-atlantic region.
a little extra moisture in the atmosphere. also a chance of shower activity. enough to mar the weekend but i don't think destroy it. we'll discuss the details in a moment. >> a heart-wrenching story where a gruesome discovery leaves a 5-year-old boy without a father. >> a family left mourning. a young father found dead inside a closet with his son by his side. sheldon dutes has more on the story. [woman crying and screaming] >> news of najib abdullah's death was too much for his family to bear. police believe his -- he and his son were last seen leaving a home after an altercation. >> his father was the last one
to see him. >> troy wise's deceased grandfather used to live in the house. >> i went to pick up some things and i -- when i opened the door, there was pay -- a stench. i looked in the closet. his stomach was big. he had been dead for days. >> police say it appears abdullah broke a window to get in. >> the police came and went through every single room except for that closet that wouldn't open all the way. >> if anybody snows anything,
please call or come forward and let us know so we can get some type of closure on what happened. >> sheldon dutes, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that 5-year-old boy was taken to the hospital and treat thed -- treated for dehydration. >> a carroll county man's death remains a mystery. a neighbor found 44-year-old carey lansbruner. it appears he died from an explosion. neighbors said they heard a loud bang wednesday night. police searched the home but found know explosive devices. >> police say charles frontwell senior was killed when a pick-up
truck hit him on hammeds lynn lane. it is unclear who was at fault. so far no charges against the driver of the truck. >> police investigating a shooting in northwest baltimore that happened after 3:00 at rogers and elderton avenue. police found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. no word on his identity or his condition. >> 57-year-old jerome bruno was killed friday morning, and the fire department went door to door. >> today we're out going door-to-door meeting with residents to let them know there has been an unfortunate loss of life in their community due to a fire. we are speaking to them providing basic fire safety tips on how they can keep this from happening in their homes.
>> keith cartwright said many fires in baltimore city are the result of leaving stoves unattended and overloaded circuits. >> nato refusing to confirm libyan reports that an air strike killed one of muammar gaddafi's son's. nato said it struck a building in tripoli but can't confirm the attack killed one of gaddafi's sons. reports are that it killed his son and several grandchildren. >> we don't believe there is a solution that includes him or his family. it is well past any discussions. the only solution is for him to depart. >> the strike, which came hours after gaddafi called for a cease-fire in what rebels called a publicity stunt marked an escalation of international efforts to prevent the regime from regaining momentum. >> pope john paul ii one step
closer to sainthood. there was a beatification today. experts say there will now be a pause in john paul's journey to sainthood as the catholic church contemplates the process. >> here in baltimore catholics mark the beatification with a special mass at the bascilica. there is a procession from the bascilica from the pope john paul prayer garden. you can see this on our web site. you can see pictures of pope john paul ii here and learn the top 10 things of sainthood at www.wbaltv.com. >> coming up 10 ways to boost your immune system and fight common diseases. >> the death toll continues to rise in the south as after last week's tornadoes. >> right now a live picture from
nbc's chris clackum has the latest from alabama. >> the massive relief effort underway to help tornado victims in alabama is matched only by the massive need. >> we have some of the greatest people that care about their neighbors and it was evident today. every place that we went, we had -- we saw so many volunteers. >> with a tattered flag recovered from the rebel of tornado-ravaged tuscaloosa, the mayor calls this a humanitarian crisis. >> although we have been ravaged beyond comprehension we still remain that shining city on a hill because the world has seen our faith in god and our faith in each other. >> the searches here have intensified, though. tusscaloosia -- tuscaloosa still cannot account for 600 of its residents. >> we are taking the list of 570 we have now and cross-referencing it with sites
and mapping to ensure that we track down every single lead. >> of people who did not survive or who remaining missing? >> we do not know. >> although betty and earl survived with grand daughter andrea in the basement of their now leveled house. >> we were all just standing like this. >> there are so many people out here that were not as lucky as we were. >> some luck is what's needed for a daunting recovery. expected to take months and be remembered forever. >> plus early estimates have that tornado that is here and 40 miles away in tuscaloosa as actually being on the way for 80 miles. chris clackum, nbc news. >> learn how you can help the survivors of the deadly tornadoes in the south. see pictures of the devastation on our website. you will also find a slide show
explaining more about tornadoes and how they form. >> now, your insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist john collins. >> we have a beautiful sunrise this morning. sun advise -- sunrise to the east. out to the west of us, there have been a few sprinkles and showers in western maryland. it is part of a warm front coming in. you can see that -- a couple bolts of lightning, nothing significant. as the rain comes into the mountains, it dissipates a little bit. that push of shower activity is dissipating as it moves across the mountains and higher elevations. they do to get higher by
evening. 48 degrees at b.w.i. marshall. 58 at the inner harbor. these represent the lows so far. the humidity is up. barometer is rising. at the moment, winds are calm. easton is 50. up to 53 in annapolis. 43 in salisbury. for those watching on the boardwalk, 48 degrees. brisk walk out there. 52 at westminster. readings also in the 40's in western maryland. they were in the 30's in western maryland. a lot of clear skies on the del marva peninsula. here's where showers have been evident. there is a warm front out there. we're getting light rain shower activity. heavier storms back into arkansas and this is an area where we'll see severe weather today during the day. it has been hammered.
a set of storms. eventually the cold front comes in and our rain chances go up. you can see the cold front sitting here. temperatures mostly in the 30's behind the front. a warm push of temperatures between the front and the mountain. we're sfill chilly in the mid-atlantic region. our forecast today, i've averaged it out. partly cloudy. more of a sun element this morning and a cloud element this afternoon. eventually we could pick up a few showers. not a major part of the forecast. 65 to 69 for the high for poeters in the bay. predominantly boaters at 5 knots. cold front approaches toward the middle of the week, that's when rain chances go up. our temperatures in the 60's for most of the week. and rain chapses this after and
-- chances this afternoon and this evening. higher tomorrow. especially tomorrow night and into wednesday and tuesday and wednesday when we could see pretty good thunderstorm activity. >> for the little ones, magic shows, pony rides at the spring fair. >> we have a good time. it is a nice way for people to showoff their craft and bring the community together. >> the festival runs from 1:00 to 7:00. >> that sounds like a good festival. we'll give you a chance at fighting illness when we come back. >> one of maryland's best receives a top honor. here how that recognition landed
>> it is :16. in "medical -- it is 7:16. in "medical alert" easy ways to boost your immune system. >> good morning. >> you say one of the biggest problems is getting enough sleep. >> yes. this is a little device for home monitoring. the issue with sleep is a, not getting enough. so we take people with eight hours of sleep and we split them into groups that get six hours of sleep or eight hours. at the end of the week everybody believes they are getting enough sleep. however, the people that get six hours sleep end up performing like they are drunk.
this measures 5% of the population. sleep annea. 500 people get drowsy. 30,000 deaths are contributed every years because of falling asleep at the wheel. so knowing about it is extremely important. >> we thought about boosting your immune system. you say take a vitamin d supplement. >> vitamin d has been shown over and over again in multiple studies to effectively improve the immune system. it helps us fight off viruses, bacteria ma may be invading the system. in our population we find 80% of our population is vitamin d defishent. vitamin d should be checked ads part of your blood work and done yearly. >> increasing intake, vitamin c remains controversial. >> it is a great anti-objection
dent -- anti-oxidant. i would recommend 3,000 spread throughout the day. that's a baseline to keep you healthy. 1,000 three times a day. >> probiotics. >> we don't think of gut health as being critical, but the fact is the gut has more nerves than the central nervous sysm does. it is this huge barrier where food and bacteria and viruses first enter our system and have to selectively enter or be prevented from entering. probiotics help keep us healthy. you can get it from yogurt, but you need about 10 billion a day to stay healthy and probably closer to 5. >> how much activa would i need to eat?
>> probably three or four. it's a lot of yogurt. so we end up supplementing. adaptogenic herbs. they can be helpful for the immune system. the chinese have been using these for 5,000 years. in are a lot of good studies showing how this improves the fumpingsing of the -- functioning of the cells all of which combat infection in the body. >> mushrooms. good studies out of japan and europe. now a few showing up in the u.s. demonstrating that mushrooms improve specific components of the immune system and help prevent the recurrence of cancer. shitaake mushrooms also. >> green tafment ea? >> green tea in particular
because of a high anti-oxidant content. anything you do is going to help in terms of reducing inflamation and reducing your risk of getting infected. >> where can we get more information about these? >> go to our web site and we've got a great deal of information of all kinds of things. videos. we have lectures on anti-inflammatory diets. all for free. >> thank you. >> don't go away. when we get back, the latest in all things grilled. nirs, a look at events going on
>> we're discussing grills. let's start at the top of the line and work our way down. >> it depends on what kind of grilling are you doing? are you the family guy? are you going camping? this is a stoke. it is a new generation grill that's out. have you purners. -- burners. i take this out, and i can hold my kabobs. i can grill a chicken. the grill is changeable depending on what you want do do with it. i like the ad justability of it. >> not as much clean-up?
>> yes, and the fact you can adjust the heat. depending on what you are doing. again we have a gas grill so you have stability. you have your plank of wood, you want to soak that in water. originally with charcoal. are you going for the flavor? maybe you want a hardwood so you get the flavor out of the charcoal. >> some people like that flavor. >> they did a test. 50-50. the problem with charcoal, if you are doing something long-term, you have to keep that at the same point. it is a little tougher. if you got a charcoal grill, it is -- >> i don't think i've seen one
like this. >> circular. it has a changeable grill. so you do the same thing you did with the gas. >> not a bad price range there? >> not bad at all. >> this is something -- >> again, charcoal, to the heat, you get down, carry it out. you are not going to carry that out with you. unless you have a motor home. >> thank you. we appreciate your time. happy grilling. stay with us, more news coming up on "11 news sunday morning." yep, you can get a great deal on every volkswagen,
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for $179 a month. visit vwdealer.com today. >> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> we are still riding the wave of good weather. nice recovery from thursday. fow we're on the back side of the wave, but we're still there. nice morning this morning. if you look at the radar, satellite combination, there is a stormy weather west of the mountains. things starting over again as far as spring storms are
concerned. i'm not sure there will be as big an outbreak as there was earlier, but nonetheless, it is there. it is beginning to reach into the mountains and cover the mountains. evidence we have clouds we didn't have yesterday. there have been showers out west in mid-western maryland and west virginia. what's going to happen today and next week is that big storm system out west hits you coming up in just a minute. >> coming up on what's coming up on "meet the press" david gregory joins us live with a preview. >> good morning, lisa. >> the big news this week the president's birth certificate. the president put it out there. putting it out there has not made the issue go away. now what? >> i think the president used this issue to beat up on his opponents and the republican party generally. i think he knew full well that he would not reach those people that would believe this in the first place, frankly. there was a feel in the white house it was getting more
attention than it deserved. the president i'm told himself felt strongly he should go out and be the one to put it to rest. i think the next part of this will be some simmering talk about this. primarily it is the president who i think tried to seize the opportunity to say this is silliness, this is a side-show, i am the one focused on the issue. >> what does it say about the landscape of 2012 and the effect that trump has? you have guests today talking about the show? >> we do. we will talk to michael bloomberg, david axelrod former senior advisor to president obama to get an assessment of this. trump has the name recognition to get some attention. he'll be willing to say and do anything to build on that. there is a republican field that is still so wide open that
someone like him can step up and get attention. that may be all it is now. one of the reasons the white house did this is because they felt he was getting enough traction on this issue that it was starting to spill into the mainstream of fall-out of voters. >> seth myers will be on with you. he took a huge hit at donald trump. were you there when it happened? >> i was. he went after him pretty good. you will hear our interview. seth myers wakes up every day hoping and praying that donald trump gets into the race so he has a lot of material. >> you can watch "meet the press" following 11 news at 9:00. >> the president of the maryland jockey club will be our guest later this morning on 11 news. e-mail your questions to
email@example.com. >> president barack obama mixed comedy with early campaigning at the white house correspondents association annual dinner. the dinner gives the president toim to joke with correspondents that cover the politics and the white house. he turned most of his jokes toward a man who is thinking of running depens him in 2012, donald trump. >> he -- the thing with donald trump, he certainly would bring some change to the white house. see if we got it there. [laughter] >> donald trump said he would be running for change, which surprises me because i just assumed he was running as a joke. >> seth myers, the head writer from saturday saturday was the -- from "saturday night live"
was the headliner. >> hear more on "meet the press." >> still ahead, animal rescue joins us with an adeporable pet -- adora. ble pet looking for a good home. >> the sun is out. there is a bit of chill in the air. temperatures bottomed out around 48 degrees. we'll detail where temperatures go today and what the sky will be like next
actually, the sun is more dominant. they show signs of increasing. it will pick up more cloudiness. there is ai warm front coming in . we get a warm front with that. this morning light rain showers or sprinkles west of hagerstown primarily. you can see that in western maryland now showing up on the radar. there is less of that now than there was an hour ago. what rain is trying to move in from the west is dissipating as it moves through the mountains. this morning it looks like that will be the case. later this afternoon and this evening we may pick up a shower or two. 89% the humidity. 30.27 the barometric pressure many a front coming in.
things calm down for a while. winds become a little more southeasterly later today. 57 annapolis. we see more 40's this morning than we saw yesterday morning. 30's yesterday. improvement for them. the satellite picture. still quite a bit of sunshine on the delmarva peninsula, so we are seeing cloudiness move in. here's the warm front. the battle between the system coming in from the west and west of this high pressure trying to give us a decent day. now it is going to be a losing battle because this will eventually overwhelm our weather. today the real serious rain will be out to the west of us, and it could see some receive veer weather. we look at potential for severe storms today.
risk of more severe weather in the mississippi valley today. partly cloudy today with more sun in the mix. we do pick up the chance for an evening shower. insta-weather futurecast shows clouds coming in. once we get through rain chances, a warm front coming in. rain chances especially tomorrow night and tuesday and wednesday. tuesday and wednesday we could see thunderstorm activity. most of the week this week our highs will be in the 60's. near 70 on friday. at the end of the week, we get a couple days of sun.
>> school officials in baltimore investigating why some college application materials were not submitted to the proper schools. a principal of baltimore's western school recently found out p about the mis-- found out about the mishap and told students. the principal said she will personally contact those schools that did not receive the material. >> a maryland public school teacher was announced teacher of the year. her name is michelle shearer, a chemistry teacher at urbana high school. she talked with tim tooten when she was named a finalist. this is seen as another feather in maryland's educational cap. >> it is so exciting to think that maryland's teacher will be the national teacher of the year and representing teachers from across this country at a time
when everyone is focused on education. >> michelle shearer is fluent in american sign language and has taught at the american school for the deaf. >> that brings us to a big event next saturday. we are joined with marc fein from baltimore reads. tell us more about baltimore reads and what you do. >> we have several educational programs. we teach esl, english as a second language, as well as literacy courses, and have been doing that for over 20 years. i run the book bank where we give away children's and some adult books to teachers, schools, students, families throughout the state. >> throughout the year, you are collecting donations, new and unused books.
>> we try to bring in a00,000 every year. if we do 20,000 this saturday we'll be in great shape. we are strong at this point and have done well with collection efforts throughout the year. >> let's talk about what you do in terms of out-reach and where we stand as a state in terms of literacy. >> there is a very high i will literacy rate -- illiteracy rate in baltimore city. i think it is around 30%. we try to nip that in the bud. getting books in the hands of children is extremely important. that's what the teachers want. when they come in to get books, the focus is to get these into the hands of students. kids who have books at home are more apt to read. if they don't they will sit and
watch the television. that's what we're trying to avoid. >> and not only encouraging them to read but having parents that read to them. >> parents who can't read or don't read raise children who don't. we want to change that. that's one of the reasons why we have such a large program for adult literacy. trying to get this ficked in baltimore city is -- fixed in baltimore city is our main focus. >> let's promote the event. baltimore reads, the books for kids day. if you want to go to yr web site www.booksforkidsday.org. >> stay with us. animal rescue joips us with -- joins us with a pet looking for a good home.
>> kind of a sad story. the people that had him, got him in hawaii, and brought him to the mainland and in order to go back to hawaii they have to go into quarantine for 120 days. >> hawaii has rather strict standards about vegetables, fruits, and animals. >> that would be really bad for the dog to go through that, so we did take the dog from them. we don't normally do something like that. he's had trouble adjusting, but he's getting there. >> how long have you had him? >> we've had him two weeks. >> he's a friend for life. he'll be up for adoption. he'll be at white marsh petsmart today at 2:00 and he'll be in towson as well.
>> now he needs a home. >> he's very active. he wants to be -- >> he's a dog that wants to be with a younger family. i'd be concerned about older people because he does get under your feet. >> some activities going on. >> we have the berry festival going on today from 10:00 to 6:00 today. then we have the adopt a dog at petsmart in towson. then we have dogs day in the park. >> we're building up to that? >> yes. we're looking for vendors and sponsors for that event. go to that web site and contact us. we hope to see you all there. >> if you would like to help animal rescue, give us a call. the number on your screen, 93-3232. or go to www.animal rescueinc.
>> welcome back. jenna wolf joins us with a preview of the "today" show. >> coming up on "today" path of destruction. lester live in tuscaloosa, alabama, with the latest on the deadliest tornado outbreak in tornadoes. hundreds killed and hundreds more remain missing. the search for survivors and the struggle to rebuild. >> deadly strike in libya. nato attack kills muammar gaddafi's son and three grandchildren. the dictator escaped the operation. a live report from tripoli. >> plus, the steps to sainthood for pope john paul ii. look at this extraordinary sight at the vatican. more than one thousand gather for the bat fantastic mass. >> and meet the comedian in chief. president obama going for laughs at the white house correspondents dinner and making
donald trump his bunch line with joke after joke. we'll bring you the high lights. those stories and more when lester and i see you a bit later on "today." >> ravens drafted two players named james smith thursday and friday. they go by tory and jimmy, but the birth certificates both say "james." tory smith arguably the best combination of power and size they have seen in years.
now jimmy -- >> i have made bad decisions when i was a young kid like most americans, but i don't want them to think i'm going to come in here and make this organization look bad. i have these two gentlemen putting their necks out on the line, so i do whatever i can. >> i have had the opportunity to know jimmy myself over the process. he's a great guy. the way the media tries to portray him. i feel like that's not him. you know, he's a great guy, down to earth. like you say, he is independent. it is focused more on what he has to do. >> jimmy has himself a fineteammate, and tory sticking up for him there. >> joe flacco said he wants a win and the ravens delivered. they draft from texas one of the fastest players from the draft and cornell mcfee.
virginia tech tyrod taylor. 24 touchdowns for the hoakies last year. athleticism off the chart. 6' 1," 240 pounds. they get anthony allen from georgia tech. hopefully we can talk about real football real soon. >> the orioles got a win to end the month of april in chicago. job done 6-2. we'll talk about that coming up later. see you then. >> time now for "sunday brunch." joining us now john handley from morton's steakhouse. >> we're trying to talk up mother's day and bring everyone down to the restaurant. we thought a perfect thing to do
this morning would bring crabcakes. we have colossal crabmeat. we'll do preparation with seasonned bread crumbs. keep it light. a little parsley. >> crabcakes. >> you notice i didn't say "old bay." not that there is anything wrong with that, we're just a company that doesn't do that because we're trying to appeal to everybody across the united states. so you can't be so baltimore-centric, shall we say. >> you have colossal crab meat and bread crumbs. >> very little. just enough to hold everything together. >> what about a cracker? >> this is just something we do. we use a fresh bread crumb as pow posed to something dry and bangkoked. we dry it ourselves, season it with parsley, salt and pepper. there is also a touch of shallot and garlic. i know some people shy away from that, including yourself, because it is just a flavor
purifier that has a little nuance to it. >> i don't see egg? >> there is a little egg in here. dijon mustard, tobasco, and wour tershire. >> horse radish. anything special it takes? some people end up making crab balls rather than crab cakes. >> you can do that. >> i don't think people mean to. >> some people make them in the off convenient which is a great -- in the oven, which is a great way to do that, as well. >> anything to keep in mind when you are boiling them as opposed to -- i guess you have to boil them. you can't just put them in the oven. >> you could just put them in the oven to bake. i would put them in at 450 and keep an eye on them.
but you want a nice temperature so you get a crust on them. from there, it is going to warm up. >> then broil it? put it on the broiler do you think? >> it is a personal preference. some people don't like using the broiler at home because it smokes the house out. >> let me tell people how they can get a copy of today's recipe. they can log on to www.wbaltv.com or send a self-addressed nfl to 3800 hooper avenue, baltimore, maryland 21211. -- self-addressed envelope to 3800 hooper avenue, baltimore, maryland 21211. >> i want to talk about mother's day again. >> mother's day brunch next sunday at morton's, and will you be here next week to tell us more about mother's day. >> and mother's day weather. >> nice?