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>> reporter: police say kazemi bought the gun found at the scene of the 4th of july killings. testing matches it to the five bullets. police also found no sign of forced entry, and no evidence that anyone tampered with the scene or the bodies. >> what's going on, man? this is 911? >> oh, my god. >> rob? >> yeah. >> tell me what's going on. >> somebody has been shot. >> reporter: mcnair's wife, never considered a suspect, had no idea about the affair, according to one of her close friends. that conflicts with statements kazemi made to relatives before the murder, claiming that mcnair was planning to divorce so they could marry. but after six months of relationship, it was apparently falling apart. >> our investigation is learning that she had become very distraught. and on two occasions, told friends and associates that her life was all messed up ask that
she was going to end it all. we also have reason to believe that kazemi recently learned before this day that she believed mcnair was involved in another woman. and that, too participated in her state of mind, we think. >> reporter: and police say kazemi also had mounting financial problems. she was facing a 2-fold increase in her rent. and trying to increase car payment. one that she and mcnair apparently had together but she was make the payments on. reporting live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. police had some concerns in the delayed and somewhat odd call mcnair's friends made to 911. updating the breaking news last hour. a huge fire. sky eye chopper 13 was first on the scene. captain mike perry with the latest on the fire house. >> reporter: fire eventually went to three alarms. this being the suburban house.
and when we arrived just shortly after 5:00 this evening, heavy smoke and flames coming up from the front and rear of the restaurant. like we said, the fire quickly escalated. firefighters made very rapid progress in getting the fire extinguished. there were three people inside the restaurant at the time. apparently they were accounted for. no reports of injuries at this point. and no word on a cause of this fire. fire investigators have been called to the scene. reisterstown road remains closed between sud brook lane and milford mill road. back to you. >> reaction to the fire at this historic landmark tonight at 11:00. we have more breaking news to tell you about right now. a gas leak, causing major problems on the rail. sally is in the newsroom with details. >> a gas main was struck. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene.
police say a construction crew struck the main. all marc train service in the area was completely shut down. no injuries reported. and no residential customer service is affected. there is no estimate when things will reopen. back to you. >> thank you, sally. eyewitness news will continue to follow this story and we'll keep you updated. the investigation intensifies tonight on what happened to two teenagers. whose bodies were found lying on the light rail in baltimore county. eyewitness news stays on the scene with kelly mcpherson. >> reporter: it's still unclear how two teenage boys were killed by a light rail train sunday afternoon. but it took several days to figure out that, in fact, they were struck by at least one train. the family of connor peterson and kyle wonkmiller, both 17, are demanding information. police are taking over from the mta as the lead agency. the mta administrator is now taking questions about the ongoing investigation. >> we have tape of the boys in the track.
being hit. that's all we have. >> is it once or is it twice? >> that -- again, that's all being explored and investigated, what actually happened, the whole sequence of events. >> reporter: two light rail operators have been suspended. the one who was driving the train that hit the boys and the one that reported them on the tracks. earlier this week, the mta has said that the boys were hit twice. back to you. >> okay. thank you very much, kelly. a third party collision expert from the ntsb has been requested for this investigation. at this hour, a 5-year-old baltimore girl remains in the hospital after being shot in the head. for the first time, we are seeing her picture and hearing from family members. mike hellgren is live near the scene where it happened. mike? >> reporter: denise, we're in the carolyn ridge interaction here at south pulaski and ashton streets. and in just about an hour, community leaders, including the mayor and naacp leadership will do a walk here against
violence. they will go up about two blocks past the scene where little raven wyatt was shot in the head. >> reporter: this is 5-year-old raven wyatt. a precious little girl with a beautiful smile, who is fighting for her life after being shot in the head last week on south pulaski street. >> everybody has to look out for these kids. it's not a one-person job. not parents' job. these kids are out in the community. >> reporter: her aunt, eleanor moore, tells wjz, the family is gathered at her bedside, praying for her survival. >> she's still unconscious. still in the hospital. but she had movement in her fingers and i think in her legs. >> reporter: police arrested 17- year-old lamont davison and charged him with attempted murder for raven. he was placed on home monitoring but cut the monitor off the day of the shooting. the governor has been briefed
and has ordered a thorough review of the case. >> reporter: we asked them to respond to criticism that the system is broken. she said she wasn't sure if she could comment and never called us back. >> after a couple of weeks, they move on. because there's always something else. then what's going to happen? >> reporter: this random act of violence has outraged the community. raven's aunt hopes that outrage will lead to change for children across the city. >> just keep praying. and don't just pray for raven, pray for all of our kids, because they need it. >> reporter: lamont davison is in jail right now. on a no-bail status. people are already starting to gather there now for this community walk this march against violence that starts tonight at 6:30. reporting live in southwest baltimore, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right. thank you very much, mike. the teenage suspect in this case is charged as an adult. baltimore city police are searching for a gunman tonight after a shooting outside a busy convenience store. eyewitness news was on the
scene a short time ago in this 3300 block of ray del heights. he was rushed to shock trauma. tonight, there is growing anger about the sudden closing of a baltimore area institution. towson catholic is shutting its doors for good. gigi barnett explains, a number of factsdors forced -- factors forced the school to close. but parents and students are upset. the biggest factor is the economy. this is the first high school the archdiocese has had to close. now, students are trying to find a new school. especially the graduating seniors before this summer ends. >> reporter: a slumping economy forced the archdiocese to have three of the four schools close this fall. now it has a fourth list. towson academy high. >> meet new people. this is like my home. i love it here. i was so happy here. students and parents who receive the word by e-mail last
night, protested at the school this morning. they say the warning to close didn't come fast enough. but now they're scrambling to find a replacement. >> this is a hardship. the children have had no opportunity to shadow it at another school. we're just kind of left hanging. >> reporter: towson catholic has no money. because tuition is the only source of income. and it's in deep debt to the tune of $810,000. and last school year, it lost 81 students, the direct result of a sluggish economy. students were enrolled last year. and when the economy took a downturn, they stopped paying tuition. >> towson catholic has notable alumni. the school says it has asked for help and received no response. >> just is a sad thing to let this whole thing fold up overnight, with nobody trying at least to keep it open one more year. and try to come up with a plan. >> reporter: a large number of the students don't live near the school.
many of them commute from the city. baltimore mayor sheila dixon says those students may find replacements closer to home. >> we have a number of grade schools, high schools in baltimore city that i think could be very beneficial to some of those students who aren't going to be able to attend there. >> reporter: and archbishop edwin o'brien has sent laters to all of the parents and families. he promises to work with them to find other catholic high schools to attend. he says if they choose a catholic high school, he will lock in their tuition of $9,500 a year. >> students and alumni are planning another protest next week. our string of incredible july evenings. pleasant temperatures, low humidity. it's unbelievable really. we're live with first warning weather complete coverage. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk have the updated forecast. it's beautiful and cool nights. open the windows. really dragging out some of the cool air. going to be beautiful. 79 now.
northwest winds at 8. to our north and northwest. we've got a warm front developing. that will be approaching us. but not until saturday and saturday night. that's when the humidity will come back. temperatures go back up. and that's when we really have a first chance of any showers coming up over the next several days. until then, beautiful weather will continue. cool nights, pleasant afternoons. bernadette has a look at what we can expect around the region. >> high pressure. over the region at least for a day or so. keeping the warmer air at bay. until then, the humidity is going to be low. the air is going to be very comfortable. and along the coastlines here, it is going to be a bit cooler because the wind will be coming off the water. we'll have your forecast coming up shortly. >> thanks, bernadette and bob. at this time yesterday, we were telling you about an emergency landing at bwi airport. after a bird strike was triggered by a flock of european starlings.
right now, their numbers are very high. alex demetrick has a look at what is being done. >> reporter: jeremy smith is a wildlife biologist, with the u.s. department of agriculture. and one of his jobs is to make noise at bwi marshall airport. >> really keeps the birds on edge, uneasy. and it frightens them. >> reporter: and better to frighten birds than airline passengers, like yesterday's safe emergency landing at bwi, that captain mike perry in sky eye chopper 13 witnessed. >> this is what we would call in aviation, a precautionary landing. because he struck so many birds, the pilot decided to land this aircraft back at bwi. at least 40 european starlings collided with the jets. >> the young birds hatched in the spring. they also formed large, dense flock. that can be hazardous. >> large flocks, can make
sudden, erratic turns difficult to predict. they continue to move birds and other animals away from aircraft. >> it works very hard with airlines and with the faa and other parties to help minimize the risk and the potential impact between aircraft and birds. >> reporter: primarily by firing off 12 stationary propane cannons, near runways. and mobile noise makings, as flocks move from one spot to another. >> but sometimes, lethal measures are also used. >> the birds really get the picture if you do shoot some of the birds from the flock. particularly with starlings. if you remove some of the birds, the rest of the flock gets the picture. it's very effective. >> reporter: but effective still isn't 100% guaranteed. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. well, birds aren't the only animals being chased off runways. deer, foxes, even groundhogs.
still to come on wjz eyewitness news. unanswered questions. now that the memorial for michael jackson suggest over, what happens to his estate and his children? i'm suzanne collins. an african american church is damaged by lightning. but that event brings two very different faith communities together. have you ever thought about how many hours you've spent waiting behind the wheel in traffic? or more importantly, how much gas that burns up? a new report has all of the answers. it is a delightful july evening. stick around for the forecast.
weijia jiang is in baltimore county. >> may seem like a few minutes here, a few minutes here. but this report shows that americans spend billions of dollars and billions of hours every year, waiting in traffic. >> reporter: it's aneighing. it's -- annoying. it's inevitable. traffic. >> it's just so packed. >> reporter: a new study shows americans spend more than $4 billion a year stuck in traffic. the study shows drivers in the baltimore region waste 44 hours a year, waiting behind the wheel because of traffic problems. that adds up to 32 wasted gallons of gas. it's ranked 14th for the most
time spent. >> it's backed up. there's a lost construction. >> believe it or not, it reflects a decrease in congestion. >> we're seeing that more and more people may find themselves on transit, rather than on the road. pretty much every person that is on a bus or light rail train or metro train may be one less car that is on the roads. >> reporter: but marylanders like becky smith say sometimes they have to drive. this sluggish economy axed her job. >> i'm spending mono gas to go -- money on gas to go to job interviews. and that money is so dear that when there is a lot of congestion tmakes me stress out. >> reporter: baltimore city recently announced plans to build five round abouts. but planners say there is not a quick fix. >> i don't think there is any total resolution. what you do is try to work with expanding your transit capacity. maximize the capacity you have on your roadways. >> reporter: in the meantime,
waiting behind the wheel is a reality drivers have to face. >> reporter: and our neighbors in d.c. have it even worse there. an average driver spends 62 hours and 42 gallons of gas waiting to get through. for now, we are live in baltimore county. weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> that's amazing. i have some neighbors who actually work in d.c. and i don't know how in the world they do it every day. >> me either. >> the report ranks los angeles number 1 for having the most congested roads. the baltimore city council is moving full speed ahead on its plan to install speed cameras. if the bill passes, the cameras could be placed near school zones and construction sites by october. anyone caught going at least 12 miles over the speed limit, will automatically receive a $40 ticket. it is being called unity in the community. one of the oldest cities in the community was damaged by
lightning. and now a jewish temple is helping out. >> reporter: the bell tower of bethel a.m.e. burns last week. the large, popular church, suffered water damage inside. and the pastor, reverend frank reid, wasn't quite sure where his flock would gather. until after offer came. >> we can't control where lightning struck, that it struck the steeple at bethel a.m.e. but we can control how we react to these incidents. >> what president obama is trying to teach our nation, that in times of trial and trouble, instead of turning on each other, if we turn to each other, we can make a difference. >> reporter: reverend reid says it's good for the jewish community and christians to come together, especially after the attack at the holocaust museum and other hate crimes. he believes there is a bond between the groups that have a history of oppression. >> there is a partnership between the jewish committee
community and the -- community and the black community. reestablishes the bridge that existed between our two communities for hundreds of years. >> the seating here. >> reporter: today, the two religious leaders discussed logistics in the temple sanctuary. >> this is a sad time for them. but friends are there for the good and the body. >> reporter: the two diverse congregations have worked together before. for example, they grew this vegetable gard garden. and the produce from it is going to feed maryland's hungry. >> reporter: members also have a black jewish dialogue group. >> you know, the more you learn about others, the more you learn about yourself. it's really great. >> reporter: in baltimore, suzanne collins, wjz eyewitness news. now, bethel is waiting for a meeting with its insurance company to assess the damage and learn when it may be able to reopen its church building. if you look at the scenery, you can have it outside.
take a look at that. beautiful, down at the inner harbor this evening. >> perfect. >> you normally think of july, mid-atlantic. might get four or five or six days. this summer has been awfully nice so far. we probably could use a little rain some spots, really getting kind of dry. especially with that sun out there. let's take a look at temps this afternoon. got up to 81. you right remember, yesterday, we got up to 88, yes. but it was so dry. people thought it was 81. this afternoon, 81. after a 57 this morning. 87-66 is the average. and the records of 100. 1993. and 53. i didn't think we'd get that cold tonight. but it's possible. some neighborhoods may get to 53, 54, officially at the airport. probably 55, 56 by morning. so definitely a cool night on
tap. all depends on the winds. if we totally clear up, woo could get down to the low 80s. we're at 79. low, low dew point. by saturday night, i think the dew point is going to be 68, 69. and it's going to feel pretty sticky. very comfortable. light little breeze. visible satellite. you see the satellite. around to illinois and iowa. that's where we're seeing shower activity with the warm front. that will approach us saturday night. it will bring us some clouds. scattered shores and thundershowers. saturday night into sunday morning before it clears out again late sunday. to our north, it has been miss miserable for us. great-looking weather. and tonight, more of the same.
as high pressure comes in. we'll have increased temperature. and that will increase our chances of scattered showers. northeast winds on the bay. bay temp, pleasantly warm. generally clear, comfortable. 55 to low 60s in town. 82. clouds and sunshine. high of 82. depends on the clouds. beautiful weather. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. cancer concerns. why many americans fear they will be financial crippled if they get cancer, even if they have health insurance. it's long overdue. i think mass transit here with the city to traverse the city is well overdue. some love the idea. some are adam aptly opposed. coming up, more on the red line controversy.
tonight. we want to update the breaking news we have been following this evening. a gas leak causing major disruptions on the rails. sky eye chopper 13 remains over the scene in east baltimore. >> it's been a big deal, all afternoon, vic. still remains a big deal. you can see bge workers, working along the roadside. a 6-inch gas main was struck this afternoon. gas and fire have been on the scene since. the major impact has been not only the main road closure. but it has affected both amtrak and csx rail traffic, north of the downtown baltimore. all trains have been stopped in both directions. the ones coming northbound have been stopped at penn station. and many of those folks that were on the northbound amtrak lines have been marooned at penn station. most of the afternoon. now, there is no word on whether amtrak at this point has set up any kind of a bus bridge, for points north of
baltimore. we do know that bge is making progress here in getting the gas turned off. they said they were going to have some folks try to get down here and get this gas line turned off. the reason they stopped the rail traffic is because as the trains go by, the electric trains, they cause arcing from where the tops of the trains touch the overhead lines. and they're afraid that that arcing will cause an explosion with this large amount of volume of gas in the area. again, they have evacuated some buildings nearby. these are mostly business areas and warehouse areas. but the road is closed in both directions. they have a fire command post set up. police arriving on the scene. lots of bge folks and amtrak police remain on the scene. it is a very big deal. and it is causing a major impact to rail traffic as well as to this area. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you very much. captain mike perry. of course, eyewitness news will bring you the latest on the
still-unfolding story. now that the memorial for michael jackson is over. there remain a number of questions that remain unanswered. including the future of his children and where he will be buried. teri okita reports from los angeles, with the latest developments. >> reporter: the final resting place for the king of pop is still a mystery. the jackson family is even keeping secrets where his body is. some speculate he could be eventually buried at neverland ranch. a possibility that has jackson fans hopeful. >> i think neverland would be great. just like elvis with graceland. >> reporter: the death certificate is now public, with no cause specified. they are hoping the autopsy will shed light on what medications he was taking when he passed away. >> reporter: one month after the private memorial, the family is keeping quiet. >> reporter: jackson's grandparents are also here with his kids.
jackson said in hisle that-- his will that he wants his mom to raise his children. ex-wife debbie rowe says she might seek custody of her two children. >> i just want to say, i love him. >> reporter: family pastor liewshes smith hopes the family will keep the children out of the public eye. >> i have to pray that they will be taken care of and out of the limelight as much as possible. >> reporter: a guardianship is scheduled for monday. and jackson's toxicology reports are due back by the end of the month. >> teri okita, wjz eyewitness news. >> jackson came into the office of a dermatologist and appeared to be? great health, even dancing for some other patients. sally is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: the wicomico county sheriff's office was asked to check on two people at
the campground in del mar. when a deputy arrived, he found a man and a woman who appeared to be dead for several days. investigators don't know if foul play was involved because of the bodies had begun decomposing. the pair have been identified as 47-year-old richard ozella and 42-year-old christine colomecko. >> police believe the two were living at the campground. police are asking for your help in tracking down two robbery suspects. take a good look at surveillance video of the two young men. police say they tried to rob a 7-eleven store in severn. the clerk was shot with a pellet gun. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. more discussion on the highly controversial redline. tonight, prominent businessman ed hale has more on the issue. jessica kartalija has reaction from both sides. >> reporter: ed hale wants the red line. it would give better access to
his business. but residents are opposed, saying no good can come from this. >> reporter: mas trans-- mass transit may be expanding in baltimore. but not everybody is on board. >> picture a big hole going down here. and ask, really, how is everybody out here in the community supposed to get to the water and enjoy the water like we do? >> bill sohan opposes the highly controversial redline. the proposed transit system would run above and underground. with stops in canton, fells point and harbor east. some fear the red line could lower property value. block access to the harbor and create more traffic. >> our children are down here all the time. it's going to be a very dangerous, dangerous spot. we'll be limited on where we'll be able to cross. where is all of the parking going to be? >> reporter: another concern, more people, more crime. >> there could be crime concerns. but, you know, we're going to just beef up security around here and make sure this is a safe place to come.
>> first mariner bank ceo ed hale is developing a mass transit line on this side. town says it is long overdue. >> i think if it's done right, it could be an attractive addition to canton. >> reporter: some of the stores here on boston street have mixed feelings about everything. they'd like to see more customers to the area. but they're not sure how the red line would directly affect business. >> wheat grass. >> at the local flower shop ooze -- >> i'm definitely grateful and open to having more transportation for people. but i'm not going to say i'm totally against it either. >> reporter: resident -- residents say there could be a better solution. >> everybody is for mass transit. we just want it done the right way. put it on balsa street, financially, common sense-wise, makes no sense. >> there is a meeting where
residents will be able to ask questions. as well as other community members to come forward with their concerns and opinions. in canton, baltimore city, jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> and if aproved, -- approved, the red line would run from hopkins bayview to i-70. time for a quick look at the baltimore sun. big businesses to a company specializing in repairing apple products. fruits and vegetables, grown on local farms. but just what is their definition of local? and checking author-screen writer, larry doyle. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather steam. -- team. city leaders are taking action. a dog set on fire, as people stood in the street laughing. adam may has more on a new group that will tackle the issue. >> reporter: weeks after a pit bull dies after being set on
fire, baltimore creates an anti- animal rights activist. >> phoenix's tragic story shocked the conscience. not only as baltimore but as the nation as a whole. >> reporter: it will increase awareness, recommend legislation to reduce animal cruelty. and build better cases for prosecutors. too often, offenders get away with the crimes, according to animal rights groups. >> those animals don't have a voice. and we want to be here to help give animals a voice. >> reporter: but the issue goes beyond protecting animals. the mayor says it ties into her overall plan to reduce crimes. >> violence, drugs, weapons and gang culture are all associated with animal abuse in the city of baltimore. therefore, it's imperative that we treat this matter with utmost importance. >> reporter: baltimore city recovers are already trained to look beyond animal cruelty. for example, the two teenagers accused of killing phoenix also faced drug and gun charges.
the proposition that animal cruelty follows human violence or that they're both related is not conjecture or anecdote. >> those people who injure a dog, next thing you know, they're going to be beating their son. next thing you know, and i say "he" because that's the majority. they're going to be beating their wife. violence begets violence. you have to stop it. >> reporter: adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> in phoenix's case, the animal cruelty charge is only a misdemeanor. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. caught on tape, an explosion at a meth lab inside a hotel. see the dramatic video. unthinkable crime. a toddler killed. and tonight, her mother's boyfriend is charged. we'll have a look at the weekend coming up. i'll have a look at the exclusive first warning five- day forecast. and wjz is always on. here are the top stories on wjz.com at this hour. for updates on all the day's
asked her boyfriend to watch the child. when she came back, paramedics and police were surrounding the house. and her daughter was unconscious. documents show that her injuries are consistent with abuse, being shoved in a door frame or being hit in the head with a hard object, similar to a baseball bat. the boyfriend said that jasmine injured herself when she fell off the bed. >> the girl was just shy of her third birthday. she will be laid to rest in a funeral service on friday. police have just released new surveillance video of a meth lab explosion at an alabama motel. the hall and window go flying some 25 feet into the parking lot. no one was hurt. but a motel guest was standing feet away from where it happened. in tonight's eyewitness news healthwatch, disturbing information about how americans
feel about their cancer fears. >> fewer than half of americans trust that their hiltsdz insurance plan would pay for the full costs of cancer treatment. >> reporter: on top of that, two-thirds falsely believe medicare would not pay anything. nearly 70% of adults surveyed were very concerned that they wouldn't be covered. and 59% feared they would leave their families in debt. the survey suggests americans are both worried and misinformed about the state of the u.s. healthcare system. and changes being opposed by the obama administration. also, tonight, the possibility about overdoses led health officials to limit the risk. >> it includes the drugs darvon and darvocet. there are concerns about overdose and that the drugs could cause suicidal thoughts. i'm kellye lynn, with
healthwatch. under the new regulations, manufacturers must change their safety levels to emphasize the potential for overdose. and katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. coming up, federal regulators say they'll crack down on investors who drive up the price of oil. will that provide relief at the pump?
sort of like a broken record. no end in sight to the incredible summer days. long string. doesn't feel like early july. but nobody is complaining. bob will update the five-day forecast. but first, meteorologist bernadette woods is in the outback with a look at the outback if you're headed to the ocean. bernadette? >> that's right. if you are headed to the ocean, this is what we are looking for. tomorrow, another great one. 81 degrees on friday. start to warm it up as we head toward the weekend. and also a front going to be approaching the area. so sometime saturday night into sunday, we'll see the front come through with a chance of thunderstorms back here at home, if you're going to be staying in the city tomorrow, this is what we expect. a school morning.
temperatures starting out in the 50s. and the record tomorrow morning is 54 degrees. we'll be explos to that. as we head through the afternoon, sunshine mixing with clouds. and eventually only topping out in the low 80s. for the rest of the five-day forecast, here's bob. doesn't look like really until saturday night, when it gets sticky again, that you really feel summer weather. could see 90s some spots. but increasing clouds. by nighttime, chance of some of those scattered showers late saturday into sunday. dries out late in the day. and monday, back to sunshine. but low humidity, 62 on monday night. enjoy this dry weather. still to come. the o's get one last wing at seattle.
well, maybe dave trembley should get kicked out more often. >> it was something to see. we'll see again. his guys on the field for that finale. the first two games offer. what an up-and-down season it's been. game 1, the orioles get shut out. game 2, they scored 12 runs. luke scott with an extra wide smile on his face today. he drove in 12 runs. most productive of his rear --
career. pitching for the o's, chris woodward. nolan rimold runs in. but can't make the catch. replay shows the ball hit the rookie in the outfield. seattle cashes in. later in the inning. two outs. jose lopez lines up. seattle leads, 2-0. it is the 7th inning. or's do return home after today's today's game. and manager dave trembley does expect to get word of punishment from major league baseball. he blew up at the umpire in seattle last night. >> that wasn't good! and you know me, i don't want say nothing! that was terrible! you're killing me, mikey! it's what you're telling me, that my guy didn't run hard! >> reporter: well, trembly was justified in his anger. as replays would show, the
runner should have been allowed to go. it cost them a run, but they still went on to win, 12-4. trembly says he expects to be fined. because he threw his cap. a tough job made tougher when opposition makes plays like this. right fielder for the rockies. ryan spiel borg reaches into the seats. he's also driven in three runs. another sign of washington's struggles. catcher will nieves under a routine pop-up. it is their 6th err in two games. losing again today. do the math. 10-4, rockies over washington. baltimore baseball community, mourns the passing of burt simmons. a former negro league star. the orioles paid tribute to simmons one week ago, when they
made him honorary draft pick. he was 85 years old. the basketball. this is the first day nba teams can officially sign free agents. they produce ron artest. he gets a five-year deal from gm mitch kupchak. he is a 10-year veteran. considered one of the league's top defensive players. and finally, proof that you can have cheerleaders for any event. these ladies are lending their spirit to cycling's tour de france. day 5 of the three-week-long race. american lance armstrong continues his charge toward the front in second place in the overall standings. thomas beckler won today's stage. overall leader.
the blame for the high cost of gas. now the government is taking aim at speculators who drive oil prices up. what's really in that bottled water? some in congress say it's about time you found out. plus, children of the recession. they didn't create this economic mess, but these kids have some ideas for easing the pain. >> you gave your parents $20 to help out? >> i just wanted to help out. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we begin tonight with the nation's ailing economy and the growing debate about whether a second stimulus program is needed to fix it. just five months ago, congress approved a massive $787 billion package of tax cuts and government spending to get the economy moving again. white house officials say give that time to work. but