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minutes answering our questions. >> you know, i haven't waiverred from serving the citizens of baltimore. and i'm going to stay focused on doing the job for the citizens of baltimore. we have a lot ahead of us. we're getting ready to work. i'm going to bike 20 now. and then going to focus on serving the citizens of baltimore. >> reporter: mayor sheila dixon reacts to the news that has shocked and stunned her closest political allies. >> can we get your reaction to what is happening to the mayor? >> you just got it. it's rals. >> reporter: what is ridiculous about it? >> that's all i'm going to say right now. not making a full statement. but it's just ridiculous. and you know it's harassment. >> reporter: mayor dixon, indicted on new perjury charges, at city hall, councilmembers react. >> i'm just wondering when it's going to come to an end. something like a dark cloud just hangs over. and it's really hard. you know, we want to say that
people are innocent until proven guilty. but this seems to go on and on and on. >> any concern about how this impacts the way she runs the city? >> i have to say to you, the mayor is running the city very effective. she's out there. she's doing her job. >> reporter: some of the city councilmembers have said they thought you have done an excellent job in maintaining your duties as mayor during all of this. >> you know, i'm going to continue to do that. that's first and foremost. just makes me stronger. >> reporter: there was mayor dixon. she just left a few minutes ago. and she is also on her way to a 6:00 oofnts. -- event. her attorney, arnold weiner, currently out of the country. complete coverage continues now with mike mike hellgren with a closer look at the indictment itself. >> these explosive developments have unfolded over the past few hours. and much of what has been in this indictment, the mayor has
been refuting for months, including alleges that she accepted gifts from a prominent developer, voted on things he was involved in and never reported them on her financial disclosure forms. her lawyer promises to fight back. >> reporter: mayor dixon is fighting back. but new charges against her are bad news. theft, perjury, misappropriation of funds, all stemming from the state prosecution's investigation into city corruption. her lawyer said in a statement, the new charges are as flawed as those that were previously dismissed. and we expect they will meet the same fate. the mayor spoke to wjz shortly before they were filed today. >> i'm not going to answer any questions to the involvement of this. this is going around in a circle. you need to ask the prosecutor this. >> reporter: a judge had thrown this out previously because they were based on her votes at city hall. and she has what is called legislative immunity.
but the investigation and those indictments don't end with the mayor. the prosecutor has already won a guilty plea against her ex- boyfriend, prominent developer ron lipscomb. >> we are just going to follow the evidence that mr. lipscomb has provided and see where it leads. >> reporter: the prosecutor believes that ron lipscomb and john paterakis paid money for prominent councilwoman helen holton. many city leaders are stunned that paterakis was indicted. >> he's certainly well respected. and my hope is that his lawyers will do their job in defending him and prosecutors will do theirs. >> reporter: both he and holton face compain finance violations. all are misdemeanors. holton has maintained her innocence. >> i'm a councilperson. there is work to be done. i'm still elected to represent my district and i do that every day. >> and so has the mayor.
>> i think business should go on as usual. >> reporter: and key testimony in the mayor's case could be ron lipscomb. he has promised to cooperate with the prosecutor's office and avoid jail time. we don't know if this will affect her court date, which is set for september. eyewitness news has the latest now on the corruption scandal at city hall. and the indictment of mayor sheila dixon. two new indictments were handed out. theft, perjury and others are listed in those indictments. prosecution are getting information from ronald lipscomb. wjz 13 is always on. check in with eyewitness news for complete coverage of the city hall corruption probe. for updates, exclusive reaction or a bagdz on -- background on the case, log onto wjz.com. at this hour, there are some storms in the region. following several tornado warnings that expired a short time ago. it has been a very violent week weatherwise so far.
meteorologist bernadette woods is tracking the radar. >> that's one of the worst pictures we've we've seen yet. the city has escaped most of this already. let's go to first warning doppler radar. there are a lot of thunderstorms in a lot of places. at this point, we do not have a lot of warnings. the batch that is moving into virginia, has had the history of tornado warnings. we're starting to see this make its way into the city. this little batch here is going to be picking up, moving northeastward. doesn't have much in the way of thunder as it does -- did earlier. racing off to the northeast at 20 to 20 miles per hour. in addition to all of that, we've seen a lot just recently. most of it is moved over to delaware. but you can see, still thunderstorms around henderson and easton. plus, the western shore. that is all moving northeastward, so it will be makes its way back. prince frederick, to the north of drum point. pretty strong thunderstorm right now.
this is a wrap of watches we have in our area. there are warnings off to the north. and there were some just off to the south. but severe thunderstorm watch has been pushed down into maryland, just at the white counties you see there, until 8:00 tonight. and because of all of the thunderstorms we've seen around, that's why there was the concern. a lot of us are also seeing thunderstorms. not even in that area. and if any more warnings come out, we'll let you know about them. >> and wjz 13 is always on. check in with eyewitness news for complete coverage of first warning weather any time. for updates on the forecast, live doppler radar, and power outages, log onto wjz.com. and an indictment handed up against the self-proclaimed white supremacist. sally live in the newsroom with details. sally? >> reporter: vic, if convicted, the charges against james von brunn could get him the death penalty. officials say the 89-year-old shot and killed museum guard steven johns. von brunn is charged with first-
degree murder. a hate crime and several other charges. four of those charges could get von von brunn the death sentence. he was shot in the face by other guards and has been in the hospital since the shooting. >> von brunn was living in annapolis at the time of the murder. as we have been telling you, severe storms be have been moving-- storms have been moving through the state. now, they launched a warning about the dangers of lightning. eyewitness news is live. and derek valcourt has the important message. especially this time of year. derek? >> reporter: that's because the thunderstorms can pop up almost any day during the summer. and the light thing that comes with it can be dangerous. if you're outside during a storm, your chances of getting hit aren't as slim as you might think. two years ago, 18-year-old shaniqua cannon was standing under a tree, waiting for a bus in prince george's county, when lightning struck. called 911.
and that's when it hit. i was hoping she would come through. >> reporter: so far this year, 26 people in the country died from lightning. 28 last year. and in maryland, lightning has killed 124 people in the last 50 years. that's why signs like these are being posted at parks and schools all over howard county, cinding a message that teachers and coaches being, like clifton sharad take seriously. >> we hear thunder, we actually have to get off the court. >> reporter: they want to make sure that kids who are playing outdoors get the message. they say it's even more important that adults are paying attention. >> reporter: the vast majority of people who are hit and killed or hit and severely injured are males, which is not surprising. who are out and figuring out. and that can be very dangerous. >> reporter: in fact, few people can walk away from the lightning strike. 23%.
>> many of them were under a tree and out on the water. >> lightning can hit. >> now, keep in mind, maryland ranks 20th in the country when it comes to the number of lightning strikes. we're talking about an average of 88,000 lightning strikes per year in maryland. that's why howard county health officials get everyone to remember their slogan when the thunder roars, head indoors. we're heading inside to you, vic. >> good advice. >> complete first warning weather coverage continues now. 88,000 a year, bernadette? >> pretty incredible. and it's good that he is getting indoors. the timing of that is pretty interesting. want to show you as far as some information on this goes. with any thunderstorm, even if not severe, there is always lightning associated with it.
that is by definition, a thunderstorm. but when you're talking about severe weather this time of year, you're also adding in wind gusts close to 60 miles per hour. and hail three-quarters of an inch or larger. and see-saw what they can do. for more on lightning, we also had this information here. most of the strikes occur at the beginning and end of storms. even though you think the storms may have passed, you are spoa supposed to wait 30 minutes before you go out and proceed with what you are doing outside. and we're twice as likely to die from a lightning strike than hurricanes, tornado or floods in this area. partly because it doesn't happen as much. but in addition to that, people just not paying attention to the warning signs. denise? >> good information. thank you, bernadette. the national federation of the blind, claims baltimore city schools are not being fair to sight-impaired students when it comes to academics. as weijia jiang explains, the group filed a complaint with the maryland department of
education. it's ironic, the headquarters for the national federation of the blind is in baltimore. this week, the group filed a complaint against the city's public school system, claiming it makes little or no effort to accommodate blind students. >> blind students in the baltimore city public schools are not being taught to read and write braille. >> they failed to provide effective evaluations. braille, technology, and mobility services to help them get around. >> they have condemned them to a life of inquality. >> a spokesperson for baltimore city schools says the department has no comment about the allegation, except to say they have received a copy of the formal complaints and the legal counsel is reviewing it. wednesday, hundreds of blind students gathered to fight for their right to reform. among them, rashida mccray. >> most of the teachers don't look at you as a normal
student. they look at you as someone who can't do. >> reporter: armed with similar claims, the nsb said it tried to contract city cool leaders for two years with no response. >> during that time, several students graduated. and sadly, many of them are right now at home, unemployed and with little to look forward to. because they were never taught the skills they need in order to be independent. >> denzel feels he is part of that group. he has a diploma, but can't read braille. >> i want to ensure the next generation, whether it be my children or someone else's child, that they are headed in the right direction. >> this is only the second formal complaint the nfb has filed in regard to education. last month, they ordered one against the state of utah for neglecting its blind students. >> thank you, weijia. the nfb says if the city school system does not comply with its request, the group will consider even more serious action.
still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. food fear. salads and other items that are ready to eat may put you in danger. what the government wants to do about it. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, dead zones in the bay were supposed to have been smaller this summer. they aren't. that story as eyewitness news continues. an icon in east baltimore. prominent developer john paterakis, indicted in the ongoing city hall corruption probe. new at 6:00, why he is such an influential figure. tracking more storms in the region. stick around for the updated weather forecast.
as eyewitness news has been reporting, mayor sheila dixon was indicted on corruption charges. this comes a day after a city councilwoman and prominent businessman were indict in the same case. that businessman is john paterakis, who has strong ties to the business community. political reporter pat warren has more on who he is. >> reporter: that's right. john pasterakis is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit campaign finance laws -- to violate campaign finance laws, in connection to councilwoman helen holton. >> reporter: john paterakis made his fortune with hns bakery here in an area that was generally a place to pass through on your way to harbor east. and now it is a growing place, and that is largely due to him. >> this is a great thing for
baltimore. we may have stepped up. >> reporter: but he may have stepped in it. he helped pay for a campaign poll for helen holton, $2,000 more than allowed by law. it's the high profile of the case, rather than the contribution, that legal expert warren binekin thinks led to the indictment. >> i don't treat any criminal lightly. but in the same token, in the realm of things, campaign violations, giving a couple thousand more than you're allowed to give and not doing it through the campaign finance committee is not typically the kind of thing that a u.s. attorney or in this case, a state prosecutor will do. >> reporter: he is in the company of political leaders, including sheila dixon, martin o'malley and curt schmoke. such requires a working relationship. >> i don't know if we can make any money in this hotel. but it sure looks good.
>> reporter: they approved bonds for streetscaping a paterakis building. and the sun reports legislation may be introduced for a multimillion dollar tax incentive. an expert on business ethics tells eyewitness news, it's a given that developers like paterakis need to work with their local government. and that includes campaign contribution. >> so if you can disclose it to your employees. if you can disclose it to the other people in development. want to see it on the front page of the newspaper or the lead-in on the 5:00 news, then you're okay. >> the fact that it's john paterakis that leads the news. >> reporter: and the law is the law. >> it's like being a little bit pregnant. you can't go over the limit. >> reporter: it's up to the prosecutor to prove it. a call to john paterakis's attorney was not returned today. reporting live from harbor east, i'm pat warren. back to you on television hill. >> okay, pat. thank you very much.
projections that this would be a better summer for the bay, have been downgraded to the usual bad news about dead zones. but alex demetrick reports, many watermen think conditions are actually worse. >> reporter: to measure the health of rivers like the severn, you have to get to the bottom. where clams and oysters that help clean the water live. >> we're really worried about the biofilters. the shelters down there. that are usually filtering the stuff that comes in the bay. when we lose them, we're in trouble. >> reporter: watermen say trouble is already here. up and down the bay, they have been pulling their crab pots, as crabs flee to shallow water to escape dead zones. >> so that's what i did. business as usual. and so i moved. and it seemed like it was a couple of crabs. then all of a sudden, nothing. >> reporter: and with nothing to catch, that's left more crab pots out of the water than in. >> this is the worst summer we've seen. and every summer, it's going to
get increasingly worse. because nobody is doing anything about the problem. >> reporter: the problem is us. the more people in the bay's watershed, the greater the impact. >> the 8% increase in population over 10-year period. about a 41% increase of hard surfaces. >> reporter: what washes off roads and rooftops, enters streams and the bay. nutrients like nitrogen fuel algae blooms which die off and lead to dead zones. >> this is getting nasty here. oh, boy. that's technically -- there's no effective oxygen in the water. so this is a dead zone. right here, right now. >> reporter: sending crabs running. and income stacked and stranded on the dock. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. with lighter rains in new york and pennsylvania, dead zones were expected to be smaller. but big rains in arizona were enough to trigger more. we have a few big rain
storms in the area right now. >> as we just saw at the end. the skies open up. we now have a thunderstorm over the city. it is moving off to the northeast. but look, after the little break around the beltway, there is more of that moving our way. and just in time for the orioles game, too. so we're going to have a lot
looks like we're going to green up a little over the next few days. we have more rain coming. thunderstorms right now are just the beginning of what we're going to see in the city and elsewhere around the state, we have seen a lot more. i want to show you first warning doppler radar. a lot of action for a lot of people. we're going to take you on a tour here. you can see this making its way across the downtown area, off to the northeast along 95. but we also want to show you along bel air, there is another storm moving into port deposit. in addition, there is this batch, which has just made its way off virginia. and will track along 95 also. all of that is moving toward the metro also. and south of that, you also see really bright colors coming in. these are bright thunderstorms. we don't have any with them now. but they're all scattered about la plata also. we're not quite done with the radar. i want to show you on the eastern shore.
another batch. because there's even more out there. and at this point, these don't have warnings either. they've died down somewhat. and out west, we have even more of this. again, all of this is less than what we saw earlier today, when there were tornado warnings. but still some thunderstorms out there in cumberland. now we'll update you on the watches and warnings. there have been some off to the south. at this point, it's a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for all of the white counties that you see. that has extended southward. it is in effect until 8:00 tonight. overall, we started out like this. we had the rain out to the west earlier today. then the thunderstorms really started to build up from 2:00 on. you can see all of that racing off to the northeast. winds are keeping the moisture levels very, very high. the dew point is 70 degrees. temperatures are varying. because of the facts that thunderstorms have moved through, knocking temperatures back down. but we are coming in at 82
right now. at bwi marshall. and dew points at 72 in cumberland. 75 in easton. 73, ocean city. when you're seeing this, it is tropical feeling outside. really feeling -- fueling these thunderstorms to the point that they can become strong or severe as we saw earlier today. the storm is a large one, still extending to the south. going to take through the night to get out of here. and tomorrow morning, still could see some clouds lingering. and there is a chance for a shower or thunderstorm during the day tomorrow. most of this will leave tomorrow. and as it does, we're going to increase our chances once again for thunderstorms. tonight going down. we are going to heat it up close to 90 degrees. and thunderstorm chances increase once again on friday. >> okay, bernadette. >> yes. >> we're just going to keep these warnings in mind. still to come.
it is just after 6:30. 82 degrees. and you can see there are thunderstorms coming. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. updating the breaking news. mayor sheila dixon, indicted again. eyewitness news is live do you want. mike hellgren has exclusive reaction from the mayor. she spoke comiewfl to eyewitness news. exclusively to eyewitness news. >> reporter: that's right. the mayor has very serious charges. they're all plaid out -- laid out in the indictment. but through all of this, she has tried to keep it as business as usual. i was with her at the board of estimates earlier in the day. and she went to another event that started about a half hour ago. we caught up with her
exclusively as she left city hall. >> you know, i haven't waiverred from serving the citizens of baltimore. and i'm going to stay focused on doing the job for the citizens of baltimore. we have a lot ahead of us. i'm getting ready to bike 20 now. and then continue to focus on serving the citizens of baltimore. >> do you think you've done an excellent job maintaining your duties as mayor during all of this. >> you know, i'm going to continue to do that. that's first and foremost. it just makes me stronger. >> reporter: okay. >> all right. >> reporter: adam may, speaking to the mayor just after 5:30 tonight. and her lawyer has said he will fight this vigorously in court. he said this new indictment is just as flawed as the old one that was handed down. at city hall, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you very much, mike. and we'll have more on this still unfolding story tonight at 11:00. we want to take a look outside right now. we've had storms coming in.
a number of warnings. there's a look from our harbor cam right now. let's check in with bernadette woods. >> we've had a lot of action. a lot of people getting thunderstorms. we want to keep you updated on the progress of them as we head through the evening here. first warning doppler radar. we don't have any warnings. and if you saw derek's report earlier, any thunderstorm has lightning. and we want to be careful of that. we're going to take you in on the city. because all day, we've avoided it. now, thunderstorms making their way across, all the way up into middle river and chase. southwest of that, that's also going to take the same track. so this entire wall is moving northeastward. up might have. and we'll be dealing with this through the evening. notice, also off to the south of that, stronger thunderstorms in southern maryland. they'll be making their way up toward annapolis and over the bay. and we could see some warnings, still, as we head through the evening here. we're not necessarily done with this. we'll keep you up to date on that. >> thank you, bernadette. some would say she is the
woman who sparked a national debate on racial profiling. tonight, that woman who called 911 in the arrest of harry gates. lucia says she tried to be careful and honest with her words during her call with police. whalen said she had been hurt by the racial controversy that followed the professor's arrest. >> it never occurred to me that the way i reported what i saw would be analyzed by an entire nation. i hope now that the truth of the tapes will help heal the cambridge community as much as it has helped to re -- restore my reputation. and integrity.
>> now, police reports said she described the possible burglars as black. she actually did not mention race in her call. but when pressed on whether the men were white, black, or hispanic, she said one of them might have been hispanic. michael jackson'smichaelmichael jackson's chef is offering her take on what happened. >> she said the first hint that something was wrong the morning, judge died was that his doctor didn't come downstairs to get jackson's normal breakfast. later that day, as she was preparing lunch, she heard dr. conrad murray come running downstairs and say, get prince, jackson's oldest son. she and the nanny and housekeeper held hands and began to tray. she said she saw no signs that jackson was in failing health or taking drugs. >> final autopsy results on jackson will not be released
until next week. a baltimore city police officer is convicted of beating his girlfriend. 31 jo-- 31-year-old joseph bannerman was sentenced to three years in prison but will only serve 10 days. the rest of the time has been suspended. he was arrested in may, after his girlfriend said he punched and choked her at their home. school is still on for students statewide. principals are preparing to go back to class. their goal is to keep the state's number 1 education ranking intact. >> how is the leadership team evaluated? >> reporter: through discussions, writing a plan and making professional contacts, had two- this two-day academy. >> talking to colleagues about bestpractices. because i can't do it all by myself. i don't have all of the ideas by myself. but collaborating with others really does enhance what i do as a school principal.
>> reporter: the maryland principal's academy. >> i tweaked it a little. >> reporter: all of the sessions, including this one, on instruction are mandatory. >> the learning has to continue, as we continue to involve ourselves and our schools. the professional development needs to be provided for as well. >> reporter: they are both principals. they are meeting principals from most of the state's school system. >> really learning from other districts. and different, rural, urban, suburban. it gives you a different perspective of how you do things in your own building. >> reporter: the state says maintaining that title means strong principals at the helm. >> principals always want to do better. >> reporter: and it doesn't eched tomorrow. they will attend one in the fall and one in the spring. >> they all look like great
principals. but i get nervous any time i hear principal. they will have to turn in homework in the fall. one of the homework questions asked the principals to improve the vision of their school. time now for a look at the baltimore sun. emmitsburg prepares for this weekend's bicentennial. it is a wrap for the museum exhibit. dedicated to hbo's the wire. for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. there is a controversy in the sport of swimming. new, high-tech swim suits are next year going to be banned. as mike schuh reports, people are asking if that deadline should be moved up or risk temporarily losing the greatest swimmer in the world. >> reporter: the arms race to make swim suits faster has exploded.
new designs from multiple manufacturers mean an historically slow athlete is now beating michael phelps. his suit floats. and some say that's an unfair advantage. this elite racer at meadow meadowbrook explains what the buoyant suits do. >> as you swim, you get tired and kind of sink. you don't have as much power. but these suits keep you up, even when you're tired. >> reporter: with those suits, 130 records have been broken in the past year. >> it feels like i go fast in the suit. >> reporter: when you put one of these constitutes on, it acts as an exo skeleton. >> but now, he is threatening to keep michael phelps out of tournaments until the suits are banned. >> he said, i don't want to put him in this situation again. the move to do it in april is unacceptable. they're going to lose their guy who fills these seats. he might do some local meets. in the end, one of the purest
sports out there is struggling with technology. >> when there is proof that it adds buoyancy to the swimming, i think it definitely adds hard feelings to the athletes. >> as it stands now, the governor -- governing body will ban all of those high-tech swim suits in the year 2010. but it is investigating and disallowing some suits on a case-by-case basis. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. home-grown terror plot. new information on the north carolina men arrested by federal agents. i'm bernadette woods in for bob turk. we have thunderstorms out there. and we'll also have your five- day forecast when we come back. here are your top stories. log onto wjz.com.
the fbi claims they plotted deadly attacks in israel and other countries abroad. an 8-year-old boy is upset after his disneyworld souvenirs are confiscated at the airport. he and his family were on their way to north carolina when they were stopped by two tsa employees. tsa says travelers always have the option of mailing those types of items to themselves. wjz and the baltimore orioles are teaming up to feed the hungry. and we need your help. during this weekend's games, we are asking you to bring nonperishal items. the wjz family will collect your donations at the gate. you can meet don, kai, adam, derek stan and alex friday. saturday, gigi, vic, mike hellgren and pat will be
collecting donations. sunday, look for both kellies, suzanne, i'll be there, mark. >> i predict the saturday crew is going to collect more than the sunday crew. >> are you trying to set me -- all right. you got a bet. >> okay. bring it. katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. you've seen the ads that promise to make you look younger, slimmer and better. but that tempting trial offer could hide the fine print. looking you -- locking you into an extensive long-term contract. tonight only on the cbs evening news. and here's a look at
all right. looks like it. here's the question. are we in for a wild night of storms. meteorologist bernadette woods. we'll update the five-day forecast. along with an updated look at radar. there's still a lot going on. you saw by the shot. we do have thunderstorms making their way through the city right now. they're moving southwest to northeast. you can see these now moving
their way into harford county. there's a lot more of that to come. also, to the south of that, we've had strong thunderstorms over southern parts of maryland. and we've had our round 2. for tomorrow, most of this gets out of here. there still is a chance for a shower or thunderstorm during afternoon showers. you can -- hours. you can see that's also the case in ocean city. tomorrow in ocean city, not as high of a chance. chances increase again on friday and saturday. that round leaves us. ask another comes in. these are varying chances. tomorrow, as we head through the day, we're looking at that chance mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. they increase friday and saturday. >> oh, boy. thank you the.
well, mark is live at the ballpark. and if the rain does come, let's hope it can wash away some of the bad luck the orioles have had. >> yeah, we've had a little bit. the tarp is off the field. looks like we'll have baseball in a season geared toward the future. a glimpse of that oriole future here tonight. as one of the orioles heralded pitchers making his major league debut. let's take a look at him. he is 21-year-old chris tillman. one of the more highly touted prospects in all of baseball. tillman is quickly ascended through the o's minor league. was picked to play in the
futures' all-star case. earlier this month, arriving at camden yards. he will face the kansas city royals. and the o's are excited about this debut. it's another step in the right direction. so looking forward to watching him pitch tonight. >> he's going to have a really good fast ball and a curve tonight. both are off the charts. he's getting better. he's got three pitches that he can really pitch with. >> reporter: tillman is the fourth oriole to arrive to make his big league debut. he was put on the disabled list. o's hitters facing one of the best in the game. kansas city. o's have lost two straight to kc. first pitch, 7:05. trade news. goes to the phillies in a deal to bolster the starting staff. lee was the best pitcher in the
american league last year. in exchange, the indians get four minor league prospects. let's kick it over to football. the ravens will get a day off tomorrow, as training train camp will pick up on friday, with the veterans now arriving. they will join the rookies who will already have been at work for a couple of days. we were in day 2 of training camp today. there has been a lot of take. today, the defense, greg madison, new defensive coordinator, replacing rex ryan, who is now the head coach of the jets. madison talks about the defense that he inherits. >> number 1 priority is to get this defense to play up to their ability. and to play with that same raven mentality. and that same raven bar that has been set over the years. >> you got a guy like kelly gregg. or haloti ngatta, or any of these guys who have been playing for a couple of years or 10 years plus that still go full speed. running the ball.
it's pretty impressive to me. >> on the offense, demetrius williams, with what looked like another strong workout for him. attempting to assert himself as a reliable receiver. no practice tomorrow. first full squad practice friday morning. to the world swim championships in rome. michael phelps in his rooting section. something to cheer about today. a day after the surprising silver medal in the freestyle, phelps not only won the butterfly. he set his own record beating the event by more than half a second. it is the 34th time the baltimore swimmer has set the world swimming record. orioles and the debut of chris tillman. we'll have your highlights tonight at 11:00, back to you for now. thank you for much, vanish mark.
followed, of course, by eyewitness news at 11:00. and that is it for us tonight. we will be back at 11:00. i'm vic carter. >> and for bob and bernadette and mark, i'm denise koch. thanks for watching eyewitness news on wjz 13, maryland's news station. don't go away. because there's much more on the cbs evening news tonight with katie couric. how do they feel about a healthcare reform. we'll go to new york and >> couric: tonight, fighting the flu. why medical experts are saying pregnant women should be at the head of the line for the h1n1 vaccine. i'm katie couric. also tonight, what happens when the u.s. abandons some good friends? this is what happened to members of an iranian opposition group in iraq since u.s. forces stopped protecting them. supplements for sale.
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