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good morning i am jess yeah kartalija. >> reporter: today marks the 8th year anniversary we were wondering what happened on 9/11. coming up, we will share the thoughts of a survivor of the day and what he hopes we all take away from the experience. >> problems on the potomac a coast guard drill doesn't go according to plan leading to an fbi intervention. good morning. the countdown to sunday is on and let me tell you, fans in baltimore are ready for game gay. i am weija coming up what the cheerleaders and fans are doing to get ready. and rain, rain go away. what is in store for your weekend. tim is here with your saturday and game day forecast. "eyewitness news" saturday morning starts right now.
this is wjztv, wjzdt and wjz.com baltimore. weather woes continue as strong rains wash out parts of roads across the state after yesterday's shower, what is in store for today. good morning and welcome to "eyewitness news" this saturday, i am jessica kartalija. >> i am tim william. temperatures are around the 60 degree mark around parts of the area. muggy and steamy out there. with all the fog and the moisture. and good morning to you. it's been a pretty eventful last 24 hours or so. pretty impressive rain totals we will talk about in a little bit. parts of the eastern shore got up to 6 inches. here we go to give you an idea of what was going on. towards the western part of the state towards d.c. less than a half inch of rain and parts of
the areas near york 2 1/2. and 3 1/2 up towards towards bel air 4 1/4 down to ocean city about 5 and just below ocean city about 6. this is what was going on yesterday. bwi had an inch and a half and a little more than that. and it's all moving away from the area. so the forecast looks like this. starting with you see break in the skies there. and that's a good thing. cloud are breaking just a little bit. looking at temperatures starting around 60 degrees. the daytime high getting up into the low to mid-70s and we will look at some real improvement for tomorrow just in time for game day. we will have the complete forecast in a moment. >> thanks. but first here's what pam are talking about today a day of service is in the books as americans commemorate the september 11th terrorists attacks. among the volunteers was governor martin o'malley who spent time on fayette street in east baltimore where the habitat for humanity chapter is work to build nine homes in nine days. he will be back at work today.
president barack obama also worked on a habitat for humanity project in washington, d.c. the anniversary of the terror attacks has come to be known as patriot day. a national day of service which continues this weekend. but as kelly mcpherson reports, the anniversary holds special significance for one baltimore county man. >> reporter: one baltimore county man was there the day of 9/11 and what he tells me he remembers is the faces of the firefighters who were going into the building as he was trying to escape. ♪ oh say can you see ♪ my heart is aching. >> reporter: the sounds of remembrance. >> michael p o'brien. >> scott j o'brien. >> reporter: and pain. >> michael chung uw who my sister kathleen--
>> and my sister kathleen. [audio not understandable] sifters in life sift he is forever i love you forever kathleen and i miss you. >> reporter: a soaked ground zero filled with mourning americans marks the 8th anniversary of the worst terror attack in the country. we remember in new york pennsylvania, and washington, d.c. >> the defense of our nation, we will never waver the pursuit of al-qaeda and the extremist allies we will never falter. >> reporter: steve was about to start a 9 a.m. meeting on the 63rd floor in the towers wear the badge. >> we hit the stairwells within 20 seconds and you are running really fast. i remember look at the firefighters eyes and they knew it was not coming out good but they were going to do everything they could to make sure as many of us gotous as possible. >> reporter: whether it's service or silence we are still remembering 9/112001. >> it didn't matter if you were ceo a janitor or anything in between what race you were, none of that mattered. everybody was helping ive out
and the true spirit of america we live in that day handling an awful situation. and that's something that fades with time and it would be nice if everybody remembered that more. >> reporter: one frustration peck and other survivors of that day have now is that eight years later there's still no official memorial or permanent business complex standing on ground zero. reporting from fed hill, kelly mcpherson wjz "eyewitness news." >> thank you. those who died aboard flight 93 head a unique me motherly riding motorcycles along the scheduled path from new jersey to san francisco. 40 americans died on board the plane when it crashed in rural pennsylvania. there are still serious questions this morning about a security scare on the potomac. turns out it was all an exercise staged by the u.s. coast guard. now as joel brown reports for wjz, the coast guard never notified local agencies.
>> reporter: coast guard officials say the security scare was just business as usual. >> what we have seen as a reaction to a training exercises that really was just that. >> reporter: that drill included radio conversations between the four coast guard boats on the river, the chatter included a mention of gunfire as part of the training. but some media outlets reported that the coast guard had opened fire on a suspicious vessel. >> no shots were fired. there was no suspect vessel. there was no criminal activity. this was a preplanned normal training exercise. >> reporter: but federal agents who heard the media went scrambling to the shorelines and just down rif from where the drill was happening, here at reagan national airport, officials decided to put a stop to the departing flights for nearly a half-hour. the training was happening near a pair of bridges that connect washington, d.c. to virginia. the president's motorcade
crossed one of the bridges on the way to the september 11th commemoration at the pentagon. but he was not in the area when the confusion began. coast guard officials say they didn't coordinate with other federal agent it is ahead of the practice because drills like this happened often. >> routine training exercise on the potomac and the national capital region take place approximately four times per week. >> reporter: the coast guard is reviewing the procedures and the way it interacts with the media. if changes are necessary, they will make them to keep situations like this from happening again. in washington, joel brown, wjz "eyewitness news." the reports confused even the coast guard who ordered one of its helicopters to fly over the river to investigate reports of shots fired. and an investigation continues in east baltimore after a young man is shot in the head in broad daylight. police say it happened as he was sitting on a bicycle near a bus stop. this happened late friday afternoon as students are leaving a nearby high school
complex. this morning, our moda partner the baltimore sub reports the victims doesn't appear to be a student. no arrest have been made. the wounded man is in critical condition. a baltimore city police officer plead gety to sexually assaulting a young girl at this house. 34-year-old troy gee admits to fondel the offnile while she was in his care. he has been suspend from the force and is free on bond. sentencing is set for december 7th. more fallout for the national organization known as acorn that started when this video was posted on youtube. >> see. >> it's not dancing trust me. >> dancing is considered an art. i mean you know. >> sex is dancing right. >> yes. >> video was shot-side a baltimore's acorn officers and two workers were suspend after offering questionable tax advice to filmmakers. they were posing as a pimp and
prostitute. this morning, we are learning the two more employees have been fired this time in the washington, d.c. office. those employees were reportedly caught telling the supposed pimp how to enslieive teens as prostitutes -- enslave teens as prostitutes. the yankees have a new all time hits leader. >> and the 2-0. there it is. the 72 years lou gehrig has been the yankees all time hits leader. now, it's del derek geater. >> as you heard that was derek jeter passing lou gehrig hitting number 2722. he then got a long-standing ovation from the fans. but that was about the only highlight for the bronx bombers after two separate rain delays lasting more than two hours, the birds pick up the 10-4 win. very nice. all right, but it's the the orioles headlining the sports page it's the ravens and we are more than 24 hours from kick
off. weija jiang shows us fans are pumped up. >> reporter: good morning the baltimore ravens cheerleaders visited different places including this tavern right here in parkville getting fans pepped u and everyone is more than ready for game day. from day. >> go ravens. >> reporter: to night. ravens fans are rallying. >> baltimore a football town. >> reporter: and just like it goes all season long, they will bring anything to do it. >> we have to support them rain or shine. >> reporter: doesn't hurt when a busful of cheerleaders take on maryland spending hours traveling to several pap rallies. >> we are signing calendars and pictures and photographs. >> and the fans are clapping as we got out of the bus and it's really exciting just because there are children and everybody is excited for the game on sunday. in we are ready to win and we will take it all the way this
year. >> we all know who the favorite team is. >> reporter: but who's the favorite mascot? it would be no rally without po and he is ready for the big game. >> everything about the ravens in this weekend gets us pumped up. >> reporter: of course all the pep is for the players who hope the spirit continues to grow at the stadium. >> electricity in the building, you know, it has its own auroa about it and you appreciate why people appreciate who you are and why you do when you do because it's so loud and crazy and fans are out of control and they are ready right now. >> our fans are real supportive. so, i think it's a home field advantage. >> reporter: an advance advantage that could make the difference. >> superbowl. >> we are going all the way. >> yeah. >> reporter: after some exhausting friday, the cheerleaders and po are taking today off. but just like everybody in the area. they will be ready for game day. reporting from parkville, weija
jiang, wjz "eyewitness news." wjz is the only place to watch the season opener. watch them take on the kansas city chiefs tomorrow at one exclusively right here on wjz13. the birds are double digit favorites against kansas city. >> they going to do it make the transition? >> you want to do it now. >> go for it. this is about the time of year we have the ceremonial changing of the goose. so, the goose is there. duckie has been -- he had a long season with orioles. >> okay. >> so what we do we go from okay. here. >> you want me to do it. >> you help. >> i think this goose is cooked i said. >> no the goose is not cooked. we will change duckie. >> after the orioles season. >> we will take off brook robinsons which is what duckie has on. all right. we don't have any ♪ [ music ]
♪ >> there we go. duckie is officially ready for the ravens season. there you have it. all right. we are set the set is ready for the next season. my mug has changed. i am now from orioles to ravens. >> i need to get ravens. >> you are already in penn state mode. >> check off at noon. >> and again, cool. >> syracuse. >> there's a lot of syracuse fans at the station because they have a very good journalism school and that's about all they have. >> ready to go all right. we will have the forecast for the ravens how about looking outside for today. >> you know, is it me or is it -- well un is coming up later, but it felt dark out there this morning. >> yeah, the clouds are blocking out any bit of sun or moonlight that we had. we have had so many bright, bright nights because of all the moonlight. last week, we were dealing with the full moon. so we are talking about a pretty noise day today. i want to show you first
warning doppler radar first to show you what's going on. the rain we had yesterday has simply lifted up of course as we mentioned the orioles had two rain delays and we will open it up and give you an idea. this rain is moved well, well, well to the north. new york saw the last bit of it. not too much now going on anywhere else around. so we are looking at a pretty nice day start a bit cloudy but overall just you know, no rain is pulled out of here. we kept in the forecast a chance of showers wildly scattered showers through afternoon because we were watching this system spinning. but that chance is diminishing as we move through the morning. and that's a good thing. 61 degrees right now the temperature at bwi marshal 59. dew point humidity 9 #%. 29.96 and rising now is the barometer reading and around the state, temperatures ranging from 55 to about 65 in oakland and ocean city respectively. and we have in the immediate metro area everyone settling right around 60 degrees this
morning. a lot of cloud cover and the wind are all over the place. coming in from the southwest, around bwi marshal a. northwest wind out in the western suburbs. but again, it's going to settle down. but what we are going to see high pressure building in, this is all the forecast that's building in for the next day or so with the rain moving out. we are looking at driver conditions. all the rain to the south, which is almost the tropical system down around texas bringing them some much need rain. they have been in drought condition for the last year. but this is all starting to push away. so as it does, we lose the chance of showers. we are look for warmer drier air. that is going to be the forecast for tomorrow. that is the forecast for the ravens game. with that said, we are going to be looking at your sunrise officially at 6:45. sunset at 7:20. your next high tide will be around noon and small craft advisory will remain in effect and will be lifted here pretty soon. we are talking within the next two hours or so. partly sunny with a shower in spots. keeping that in the forecast.
73 degrees. 60 tonight mostly cloudy with areas of fog and 82 with fog in the morning. we are going to look at the tropics coming up here in a little bit. still have to keep our eye on what is tropical storm fred and that is a dying system but we won't turn our back on it yet. >> thanks, tim. still ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, mistaken identity. sheriff deputy is in hot water after this traffic stop. we will show you why. but first, here are friday's winning mega millions numbers. good luck.
welcome back to "eyewitness news" saturday morning on this saturday september 12th. taking a look at a pretty cloudy start to what's going to be a pretty nice day. overall, we are looking at rain really clearing out of the area. so we are looking at partly sunny conditions with rain in spots and that's primarily north of the area. mostly cloudy with areas of fog tonight. but then tomorrow, we are looking at a nice day. fog in the morning, and then sunshine warmer conditions 82 degrees. we will have your ravens game day forecast and five-day forecast coming up in a few moments. jess. thanks back to some of the other stories people are talk
about. gone without a trace. a yale university student vanishes days before she is set to get married. this morning, the school is offering a $10,000 reward for any information on her whereabouts. annie le was seen tuesday in the medical complex. a man remembers seeing her a short time before she disappeared. >> i was coming from the corner and walk somebody up towards the bus stop. it was a quick glance. >> it freaks you out because you do kind of think new haven is a safe city. >> le's personal belongings were found at her desk a spokesman says there's no evidence of foul play. his job was to keep prisoners behind bars, but this morning, a deputy is under fire accused of wanting more. william reese was captured on his own dashboard camera pulling a truck over and attempting to ticket the driver. what reese didn't realize was the driver was an off-duty deputy. he now faces either two years of prison time a 5,000 dollar fine
or both. an arizona driver comes up with a unique way to beat the state's new speed cameras. police say a man drove his car wear monkey and giraffe masks when he drove past the cameras capture the animal face and he was served with more than 80 ticked over the last year. he -- tickets over the last year e vows to fight them saying the state can't prove he is behind the mask. well, the space shuttle discovery makes a speedy landing but not where originally planned. the shuttle touched down in california instead of florida because of rainy weather in the sunshine state. only 6 of the 7 astronauts emerged. 7th is it still undergoing medical experiments after spending more than two months in orbit. i thought they were going to say they left him because he was not on time for the flight. >> we will pick you up on the next go. >> yeah. very nice. all right. still to come on "eyewitness news," saturday morning... >> i am kly lynn at maryland
82 tomorrow will be the high. 83 on monday. 82,76 and 76 with a chance of showers wednesday through thursday. but a slight chance. we will keep you posted. overnight lows around 60 degrees. >> perfect tailgating weather. in this morning's "healthwatch," if you are exercising reelly but not seeing the results you would like it may be because you are working out too hard. >> aid surprising but true. "healthwatch" reporter kellye lynn says testing which could help you shows workouts could be done more effectively. >> reporter: as a mother of two, allison constantly has her hands full. when she is not busy with her girls she is outside or at the gym. >> i am training for marathon and trying to do running and cross training and i am doing strength training with steve and trying to get that incorporated into the workout. >> all right. so let's what we will do here. >> reporter: steve a fitness specialist at the maryland
athletic club is about to give her valuable information to ensure she doesn't train too hard. >> over time, training as too high a heart wait creates overtraining effects which breaks down the body. >> reporter: the 15 minute vo2 test tells an exercisesser where the heart rate should be. exerciseers wear a mask hooked up to computer that measures the rate at which the body absorbs oxygen into the mustels. >> what i am look at two things, the heart rate and i am looking at what's called the respiratory quotient. >> reporter: they record detail information at various speeds and vail met botic profile and personalized fitness program. >> i think that's the goal of the test to try to help you figure out where your heart rate should be so you can see results faster. >> reporter: allison says friends who have taken the test have reduced their exercise intensity and experienced better weight loss. >> try happy with -- people are
very happy with working less and not putting out all the effort. >> i should be exercising between not between 148 and 158 for my heart rate. so, i will have to try and see what i think. >> reporter: the testing cost $150 for members and 180 dollars for nonmembers. at the maryland athletic club, kellye lynn. >> thank you. all right. >> still to come. >> i have a question for you. that's my gym so does that count as me having i did see the gym this morning does that count for the workout. >> i think it does and he said not to do it too much. >> i did see the inside of the gym. all right. i am taking the day off. >> it's still to come, on "eyewitness news" saturday morning. >> da decision a football star learns whether he faces criminal charges in the alleged beating of a reality tv star. deadly and dangerous. the call to action after another fatal accident on a local roadway. despite a sluggish ecomony, the baltimore symphony
temperatures around 60 degrees area wide with cloudy conditions but the cloud are breaking as we have seen with the picture outside and we will see more sun for this day. looking at temperatures as we have seen starting off around 60 degrees the schoolest spot in the state is about 55 out in oakland. but we are going up today to temperatures in the low 70s. and we keep in the forecast just a chance of widely scattered isolated showers but it's going to be a pretty nice day overall a complete first warning forecast for you and a look at tropics coming up in few moments. thanks go but first here's what people are talking about called one of the most dangerous streps of roads in the entire state. and now that is proving to be true again. after the third deadliest accident in the last three months. mike hellgren reports on the effort to make route 32 safer. >> reporter: dr. brian emery acura is a mangled mess from skyeye chopper 13 you can see the tragic scene on route 32 just a half mile from his home. police say the driver of a van was not paying attention and
slammed into emery and pushed the car into a dodge pickup. >> it's becoming up is a problem it's not safe to leave or come home. >> reporter: tracy german is close friends with dr. emery his son was in her home waiting for his dad. >> he didn't know what what happened except his father may have been in an accident. >> reporter: german says dr. emery was deeply involved in the fight to make route 32 safer. neighbors long complained about the stretch between route 99 and carol county line. >> he was serious about trying to get it fixed be a then for him to be the one that was killed is tragic. >> the last comment it's was well, i have to go to meeting to talk about traffic cast along route 32. >> reporter: jay is president of emery's homeowners association and he watched concern turn too alarm after a mother and her son died along the same stretch of highway in june and now this. >> and i would just hope that they could cut through the red tape and get to the bottom line. saving lives. >> reporter: the county executive stressed the need for a fix during a conversation
with the governor last night. he calls route 32 a critical safety priority and sites a long history of the safety concerns. >> we have done really lot of enforcement there trying to get people to slow down, but it's not just about speed but it's about configuration of the road lea. >> reporter: the dr. emery's friends and family vow he won't die in vain and more blood won't be spilled on what they consider one of the most dangerous highways in maryland. some of the solutions includes turning lanes and stoplights. mike hellgren, wjz "eyewitness news." thank you mike. wjz is always on you can find out more about efforts to improve the safety on 32 click on the link posted with this story on wjz.com. a check of other news make headlines this saturday september 12th. homicide detectives continue to investigate a life-threatening shooting in east baltimore. it happened friday afternoon on northern parkway just as
students are leaving a nearby high school complex. police say a man in his late teens or early was shot in the head while sitting on his bike near a bus stop. media partner the baltimore sun reports he was not a student and he was in critical condition at last check. a scare on the potomac has neighbors pressing for answers. the coast guard staged this exercise in which people reported hearing gunfire on the river. nearby flights were grounded and fbi agents swarmed the scene. in fact no shots were fired. no one was injured. a baltimore city police officer pleads guilty to sexually assaulting a juvenile last year at the home of 34-year-old troy gee who has been suspended from the police force and is free on $275,000 bond. his sentence is set for december. no criminal charges will be filed against the star to the ball player shawne merriman. he was accused i've salting his
girlfriend reality tv star tila tequila. district attorney says there's not enough evidence to prosecute the san diego charger. he insist he was just trying to stop tequila from driving drunk and says he didn't choke her as she claims. also in california, two police officers are on leave this morning accuse of leaking this photo of pop singer rihanna. the celebrity gossip website obtain the graphic photo after show was atolted-- assaulted by her former boyfriend chris brown. thr accused of leaking it to the website. brown was sentenced last month to five years probation along with domestic violence counseling. stolen a unique series of portraits shot by andy warhol have been taken from collector's home. they showed such people as ali dorothy hamil and others valued in the millions this morning. a one million dollar reward is being offered. get ready for an evening of entertainment and fine dining.
baltimore symphony orchestra is set to put on the biggest fund raising gala ever. gigi barnett has a preview of the big event. ♪ maws muse moat. &. >> reporter: a new season for the symphony orchestra begins this months. first thing on the program an annual celebration gala this weekend. >> we want to be part of people's lives. if you only come once or every week, we want to feel -- we want people to feel this is their symphony. >> reporter: bso music director says attendance at concerts is up and more symphony supporters are giving even though it's a smaller amount and the gala will go on despite the ecomony in in the economic times it's critical to have people support, but you know, that said, and we are suffering like everybody else is, of course, but i think the important thing to know especially about the bso is that everybody is really come together. >> reporter: it's the largest
fund-raiser. each year it raises at least $1 million. allison says most of the money comes to build and support he had case programs that continue the music. >> we reached 50,000 kids at our midweek concerts and we have a brand new program for the kindergarten kids, and so, it's so important to support this on every single level. >> reporter: the b-so 12th music director back in jube they decided to keep it that way extending her contract by five years. she says she is ready to start the new season. >> i think it's, you know, it's standing in front of a great orchestra and feeling this audience support behind you, you know, it's like i don't surf but if i did i think it would be like riding the best wave. >> reporter: this year gala concert features chinese born pianist a return visit. he made the debut back in 1998 at bso at the age of 16. in baltimore, gigi barnett now back to you on tv hill. >> thank you.
those gala tickets cost $50. you will need to shell out more if you want to be part of a celebrity luncheon today at the inner harbor. ravens linebacker is selling $75 tickets to raise awareness for sickle cell anemia. this is video of guests arriving last night. sickle cell survive of the tboz of tlc. and in case you missed it history was made in new york as the o's took on the yankees. >> and the 2-0. there it is. for 62 years lou gehrig has bent yankees all time hit leader. now it's derek jeter. >> it's okay to cheer for them in that situation. derek jeter passed lou gehrig to become all time hits leader. the moment belonged to jeter, rany night belonged to the birds as the o's get a 10-4 victory.
it's time -- his time has come. michael jordan is inducted into the basketball hall of fame of the but that doesn't mean he won't step on the court again. >> one day you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. oh, don't laugh. >> the audience gave jordan a long-standing ovation moving the nba legend to tears. jordan is best remembered for guiding the bulls to 6 championships. jordan was not the only one inducted four other people including former navy great the admiral david robeson were welcomed to the hall. known as the admiral as we mentioned robison game a 2-time champion with the san antonio spurs. >> wow many look at the shorts back then. >> yeah. you know. it's interesting when you are so successful they have to coin a term for you. they didn't have three peat until jordan and pippen and company and in you they have them and the no teams are
really doing that. >> and jeter what a great time in sports. >> and you know, if you sports fan, you don't have to be yankees fan to like things like that. it's history. these things are history. so, great. you know, we are looking at not history, but a milestone heading into the football season. kick off tomorrow we will be talking about that. and it's going to feel leek baseball weather. temperatures will be in the 80s. you know, we are looking at temperatures reflecting a good bit of sunshine now moving back into the area. we will be seeing more and more i don't know, just improving conditions we will call it. and for the most part, it's going to be a nice stretch of weather shaping up. we will see temperatures reflecting a nice you know bit of a change in the season. you will feel the coolness in the air starting off in the morning. temperatures will be much like they are today. around 60 degrees. we don't get all too hot but we will will be right on target for average temperatures right around 81, 80 degrees. and that's where we will be for most of the day and the area. 61 right now at bwi.
relative humidity at 96%. with the wind from the west southwest at 7 miles per hour. all right showing a shift in the air. wind have been coming in from the northeast bringing moisture off the ocean with a system that moved up past us yesterday. now they are shift together southwest bringing us warmer conditions. 7-mile-per-hour winds at bwi marshal and 29.96 and rising is barometer reading. temperatures now down a degree since the last check in oakland at 54. we have 65 in ocean city. and around the immediate metro area, 64 in dc. and 62 in annapolis and 60 in bel air. and 60 in westminster. we have that wind from the southwest. that's going to help to dry us out a little bit. but bringing in the warmer air in, we will see with all the moisture still in the ground, a few mornings with fog of distinct possibility is going to be just adding to some of the moisture that warm air now kind of filtering in and it's going to dry out here over the next few days. but until then we will feel
that level of humidity in the air. this rain and all the rain that came with it yesterday has to go somewhere. it's going to kind of evaporate and we will feel it. most of the rain down to the south, though, is going to stay there. we are going to see the next real chance of showers by wednesday with another front that's developing that will be moving in from the west. but until then, we look for very nice conditions. our sunrise officially today at 6:45. sunset is 7:20. small craft advisory this lifted and we will take that off our map. northwest wind on the bay at 10 knots with 73 degree water temperature. the next high tide around noon. we are going to be seeing 73 today. partly sunny. with a shower in spots. we will also see 60 degrees tonight. mostly cloudy and we mentioned an area of fog. and then 82 degrees tomorrow with a little bit of fog in the forecast for the morning. overnight lows down around 60. and, of course, don't forget wjz is the only place to watch tomorrow's season opener. you can watch wjz take with the
ravens taking on the kansas city chiefs tomorrow at one. exclusively right here on wjz13. you will have the game day forecast in a moment. >> and you have time to sign up for the pro football challenge sponsor by the maryland lottery. log onto wjz.com and pick games each we are and match up against our team of 10 experts. >> that's right. you can win a prize if you are good enough to beat jessica and her mascot picks. >> and my uniform colors. >> that's right. >> i love it that we say we are experts. >> yes. experts in what? who -- i am sure there are folks at home who prochaimd them experts at football challenges? >> not us. >> you know you do well. >> well, we can save viive and -- >> stan. >> we held our -- hold our on. still ahead, caution over credit cards. what consumer groups want every card holder to be on the lookout for.
consumer groups for anyone with a credit card in their wallet. more card holders than ever are seeing their interest rates being jacked up seemingly for no reason. and some reward programs are either be canceled or changed. it's likely because of new credit card bill of rights goes into effect next year and card companies are looking for new ways to make more money. so make shoe you -- sure to read the terms carefully. strong words from china this morning as president obama slaps terrorists on tires made in china. the president is placing a 35% tariff on those tires over the next year. 30% in the second year and 25% in the third year. he is concerned the cheaper tires are hurting american producers. china says the decision is unacceptable and violates agreements made at the recent g-20 financial summit. when it comes to putting the rubber on the road, researchers in oklahoma have a sweet solution. they started using water melons to make fuel for cars. the juice is pared with sugar
in a carefully controlled engiant. and oxygen is blocked out. and the unique ideas don't stop there. california tire company started using orange peels to pick a tires more ecofriendly. workers combine the oil found in orange peels with an industrial chemical making a more natural rubber. the effect on the environment could be dramatic as it cuts out about 80% of the petroleum required. but they don't smell like orange. i was going to say a big salad out there. >> we told you about a special baby born on september 9th, 2009. you may recall the baby was born at 9:09 in the morning weighing 9 pounds 9 ounces. and there's new development in this story. turns out the newborn baby girl also has a sister with a unique birth date. she was born on august 8th which is 8-8 in 2008. and yes, of course, the dates
are you hear the parallels. apparent say they are not going to try for three peat for next october 10th. 10-10-10. although. >> that's amaying. >> you have to wonder if the doctor is saying hold on it's almost the 9 -- almost 9 minutes you know there has to be a little help there. you just wonder. you know. clear. we will see. [ baby crying ] >> that was in response to our joking. >> i am sure. still to come on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, it's not your average home. offer that could make the first family your new neighbor. and we have been asking you to show us your purple pride as football season approaches. here's what some of you sent us. to see the complete slide show or your pictures, go to wjz.com. cbt1cbt1t1
knock, knock mr. president may i borrow sugar. >> it's the opportunity of a lifetime in chicago where the house next door to the obamas is up for sale. >> mike parker reports for wjz with an inside look. >> reporter: you can't casually drive past the property on south greenwood. the police the secret service and barricades will put a stop to that plan quickly. but you can make an appointment with the coldwell banker realty to see the -- to see the giant that sits on the place north of the place where the children call home. >> this is the living room and the original woodwork has been preserved. >> reporter: from the dining room look out the window during
breakfast and actually see one wall of the obama house. how would you like that with your morning coffee? bill is the current owner. how are the obamas as neighbors? >> terrific. they are really a down to earth family. all the the way the little kids sweet kids you can imagine. >> the grand staircase is one of the focal points. home. you can see behind me here, we have a great example of some of the original preserved stain glass windows. >> reporter: this is the kitchen now in the interests of full disclosure, it needs work. and frankly, so do the bath rooms. but did i tell you about the view? from the dining room window. there is a for sale sign in front of the house now although with all the security in the neighborhood, you wonder who's going to walk by and see it. there is always security. chicago police and secret service vehicles make sure anybody who walks or drives down the street is known to them.
police barricades block traffic 24 hours a day, and when the first family is in the neighborhood, it gets really intense. >> when he's not in town shall this is like maybury really quiet and sleepy and when he hits town, man, the lights go on and the streets are filled. >> well the house is expected to fetch about $2 million. you know, one thing you will always have is top security in that neighborhood. >> i was going to say. you wouldn't -- you could leave your doors unlocked at night. >> i think you could. don't go away, a look at your five-day forecast is coming up.
good morning i am jessica kartalija coming up. >> reporter: i am kelly mcpherson september 12th marks the 8th year anniversary we were wondering what happened on 9/11. coming up, we will share the thoughts of a survivor of that day and what he hopes we all take away from that experience. problems on the potomac a coast guard drill doesn't go acoring to plan leading to an fbi intervention. >> good morning, the countdown to sunday is on and let me tell you, fans in baltimore are ready for game day. i am wei-ja gang. latest on what the cheerleaders and fans are doing to get ready. rain, rain go away. what is? store for your weekend day? anyway. tim is here with the saturday and game day forecast. "eyewitness news" saturday morning starts right now. this is wjztv
those weather woes continue as strong rains wash out roads across the state. after the shower yesterday what can we spec today. -- spect today? -- expect today. >> temperatures are around 60 degrees around most of the area this morning. and we are looking at some breaks in the clouds. clouds very heavy coming off the heels of a very strong and slow moving storm that rolled through yesterday of course. you know, we have rain totals we will talk about. but we are going to see improvement today. temperatures starting off around 60 degrees on route to a daytime high with much more sun in the forecast by the evening. of around 73 degrees at bwi marshal and low to mid-70s area wide. we will have the complete
updated forecast and game day and a look at the tropics coming up in a few moments. >> thanks. but first here's what people are talking about. a day of service is in the books as american commemorate the september 11th terrorists attacks among the volunteers governor martin o'malley who spent time in east baltimore where the local habitat for humanity chapter is working to build nine homes in nine days. they will be back at work later today. president obama also worked on a habitat for humanity project. this one in washington, d.c. the anniversary of the terror attacks has come to be known as patriot day a national day of service which continues through the weekend. but as kelly mcpherson reports, the anniversary holds special significance for a man in our area. >> reporter: one baltimore county man was there the day of 9/11 and what he tells me he remembers is the faces of the firefighters who were going into the building as he was trying to escape.
♪ oh say can you see snowed. & my heart is aching. >> reporter: the sounds of remembrance. >> michael p o'brien. >> scott j o'brien. >> reporter: and pain. >> michael shunning ou. >> and my sister kathleen. [audio not understandable] sifters in life, sisters forever. i love you forever kathleen and i miss you. >> reporter: a soaked ground zero filled with mourning americans marks the 8th anniversary of the worst terror attack in our country. we remember in new york, pennsylvania, and washington, d.c. >> the defense of our nation, we will never waver. the pursuit of al-qaeda and its extremeist allies we will never falter. >> reporter: steve peck was about to start a 9 a.m. meeting on the 63rd floor in the towers wearing the badge. >> hit the stairwells within
20 seconds and you are running really really fast i remember look in the firefighters eyes and they knew it was not going to come out good but they were going to do what they could to make sure as many got out as possible. >> reporter: whether service or silence, we are remembering 9/11, 2001. >> it didn't matter if you were ce o, janitor or anything in between what race you were. none of that matter. everybody was helping ive out and it was the true spirit of america living that day trial to handle an awful situation and that's something that fades with time and it would be mice if everybody remembers that more. >> reporter: one trust station peck and other sur -- frustration peck and others have is eight years later there's no official memorial or permanent business complex standing on ground zero. reporting from fed hill wyz "eyewitness news." >> thanks a lot, kelly. he was nearly killed in the line of duty fighting the war in iraq losing three limbs and still he has tough time performing the regular tasks of life.
but now through the generosity of others army sergeant rowsa valentin and his family have a four bedroom house in pasadena to call their home. >> now i have a house a roof over my head for me and my family and to live out the rest of my days in peace long, long time. >> many days the home was donated by the nonprofit organization homes for our troops. he is the 42nd vet to receive a home through the organization. there's still serious questions this morning about a security scare on the potomac involving presumed gunfire. turns out, it was all just an exercise staged by the u.s. coast guard. now as joel brown reports for wjz, the coast gart never notified local agencies. >> reporter: coast dard official say the security scare on the potomac river was really just business as usual. >> what we have seen as a reaction to a training exercise
that really was just that. >> reporter: that drill included radio conversations between the four coast guard boats on the river, the chatter included a mention of gunfire as part of the training. but some media outlets reported that the coast guard had opened fire on a suspicious vest neil no shots were fired. there was no suspect vessel. there was no criminal activity. this was a preplanned normal training exercise. >> reporter: but federal agents who heard the media went scrambling to the shorelines and just down river from where the drill was happening, here at reagan nation ago airport, officials decide to put a stop to the departing flights for nearly a half-hour. the training was happening near a pair of bridges that connect washington, d.c. to verge. the president's motorcade crossed one of the bridges on the way to the september 11th commemoration at the pentagon. but he was not in the area when the confusion began. coast guard officials say they didn't coordinate with other
federal agencies ahead of their practice because drills like this happen often. >> routine training exercises on the potomac area the national capital region take place approximately four times per week. >> reporter: the coast guard is reviewing the procedures and the way it interacts with the media. if changes are necessary, they will make them to keep situations like this from happening again. in washington, joel brown, wjz "eyewitness news." >> the erroneous reports confused the coast guard who ordered one of the helicopters fly over the river to investigate the reports of shots fired. an investigation is set to continue this morning in east baltimore after a young man is shot in the head in broad daylight. police say it happened as he was sitting a-a bike near a bus stop. it happened late friday afternoon just as students are leaving a nearby high school complex. this morning, our media partner the baltimore sun reports that the victim doesn't appear to be a student. no arrest has been made and he was in critical condition. a ball mr city police
officer pleads guilty to sexually assaulting a young girl at his home. 345-year-old troy gee admits to fondling the juvenile in his care. he has been suspend from the force and this morning he is free on bond. sentencing is set for december 7th. more fallout for the national organization known as acorn. it started when this video was posted on youtube. >> it's not dancing trust me. >> dancing is considered an art. you know. >> sex is like dancing right. >> yeah. >> the video was shot inside the acorn office in baltimore. two workers were suspend after they offered questionable tax advice filmmakers. they were supposing -- posing as a pimp and prostitute. this morning we are learning two more employees have been fired. this time in the washington dc office. those employees were reportedly caught telling the supposed pimp how to enslave teens as prostitutes. turning to sports, the new york yankees have a new all
time hits leader. >> and the 2-0. there it is. the 72 years lou gehrig has been the yankees all time hits leader. now, it is derek geat another that's him passing lou gehrig on hit list hitting number 2722. he then got a long-standing ovation from the fans, but for the netly for orioles fans that was about the only highlight for the bronx bombers. after two rain delays lasting more than two hours, the bird pick up the 10-4 win over new york. >> lou gehrig saying today, today, today? i consider myselfa the luckiest man. >> okay. you had the quote. >> and all the echos. >> it's not the otheros headlining the sports package butts ravens. >> that's right. we are now just a little more than 24 hours away from kick off and as wei-ja jiang shows us fans are pumped up. >> reporter: good morning.
the bullet mar ravens cheerleaders spent friday visiting different place in baltimore including this tavern right here getting fans pepped up and everyone is more than ready for game day. from day. >> go ravens. >> reporter: to night ravens fans are rallying. >> baltimore a football town. >> reporter: and just like it goes all season long they will bring anything to do it. >> we have to support them. >> reporter: it doesn't hurt what coach bus full of cheerleaders take on maryland spending hours traveling to pep rallies. >> we are signing pictures and photographs and cal nders. >> all the fans were clapping as we got out of the bus and it's exciting because there are children and everybody is excite for the game on sunday. >> we are ready to win and we will take it all the way this year. >> reporter: of course we know who the favorite team is but who is the favorite mascot? >> po. >> reporter: po and it would be
no rally without po and he is ready for the big game. >> everything about the rain and this weekend gets us pumped up. >> reporter: of course all the pep is for the players who hope the spirit continues to grow at the stadium. >> the electricity in the building it has its own aura about it and what you walk into it you appreciate why people appreciate who you are and why you do what you do because it's so loud in there and so crazy and fans are just out of control. and they are ready right now. >> our fans are real supportive. so, i think it's a home field advantage. >> reporter: an advance that -- advantage that could make the difference. >> superbowl, baby. >> we are going all the way. >> reporter: and after such an exhausting friday the children and po are take the day off just like everybody in the area they will be ready for game day. reporting in parkville, wjz "eyewitness news." >> and don't forget wjz is the
only place to see tomorrow's season opener. watch the ravens take on the kansas city chiefs tomorrow at one right here on wjz13. our exclusive the birds are double digit favorites. i have no doubt. >> no doubt. that they are going to take this. we are get to the forecast for the ravens because your game day forecast lax like. this temperatures starting off tomorrow right around 60 degrees. kick off is at one as we mentioned. partly sunny conditions. kick off is at 79 degrees. and it will end up being in the low 80s by the tame time the game is underway under gorgeous conditions i don't know how you can ask for a better day for football in baltimore. and we are looking at pretty nice day overall for today. starting off again, area wide, right around 60. a little cooler out in the western suburbs. and dew point is 606789 and we are looking at 96% humidity. wind from the west now at 7 miles per hour. 29.97 and rising is the barometer. and around the state as we mentioned, 54 now in oakland.
65 in ocean city. 61 at airport. 63 in cumberland and hagerstown. and 63 in easton a around the immediate metro area we are settling in in the low 60s area wide and we will add 10 degrees to the temperatures before we top out on this day. westerly wind are going to be bringing in drier air drying us out from the rain we had yesterday. and this northwesterly flow began drier air moving in. and we will spect a bit of a shift to the southwest and that will bring in warmer air. and that is going to be as a result of this system that moved well up to the north of our region just getting out of here. we have had in our forecast, a chance of isolated showers especially north because this is just still so close. you can see some of the bands here clipping cecil county until it completely clears the area, we are not going to take out the chance of showers. but as you see, most of us looking at a very nice day for this date. warmer conditions will be in our
forecast starting today into tomorrow and then into wednesday. we will see the dryness really settling in. a good bit of sunshine that will create some evaporation. all this rain we have had has moved on through the region. we talked about the rain. let's give you an idea of the totals we had over the last day or so. just about a 24-hour period, totals from just under a half inch out in haggerstown and a trace down in dulles a little less than a quarter of an inch. and lock at this 1.69 inches at bwi marshal. more than 2 1/2 up in york and between the two more than 3 1/2 inches of rain in northern baltimore county. 4 1/4 in bel air. five over five down in ocean city and just south of that region, we had about 6 down towards snow hill. so that's what we were dealing with. all through yesterday that has cleared out. what has also just been sitting around we are talking about the tropics. this just dying system fred is a tropical storm losing steam. but we won't turn our back on it until it's gone.
it's stationary. we have a cone here system is not moving and what you can make out of it is just really a bunch of thunderstorms out in the middle of the far east atlantic and moving around. wind sustained at about 45 miles per hour where you can discern there is actually a center of circulation. we will keep you posted as fred starts to fizzel out throughout next few days days. your sun set officially today, 7:19. next high tide is 12:49 p.m. and your low tide is at 6:43 with a northwest wind on the bay at 10 to 15 knots and the forecast looks like this. today, we are looking at partly sunny conditions a shower in spots primarily north. 73 degrees and your daytime high. down to 60 tonight mostly cloudy with areas of fog late. that's because of the moisture sitting in the air. and fog in the morning. sunshine warmer 82 degrees down into about the 60 degree range tomorrow night. >> all right. tim, thanks. still ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, mysterious disappearance. a college student vanishes in the prime of her life. what her school is doing to
find her. mistaken identity. a sheriff deputy is in hot water after his traffic stop. we will show you why. revolutionary war soldiers used this creek to relax and to cool off. it may be the creek that time forgot but today it will receive a much needed long awaited face lift. i am gigi barnett and all the details are straight ahead. but first, here are friday's winning mega million numbers. good luck.
it is saturday september 12th. it's 7:20 and welcome back to "eyewitness news" on this very nice day shaping up. what's starting to be a cloudy day, but rain is gone and that's a good thing. we are looking at 73 degrees today. we have in the forecast a chance of showers. this chance is diminishing as we move through the day. patly sunny with a shower primarily north if it happen at all. mostly cloudy with areas of fog late. north and west suburbs will see temperatures in the 50s. south temperatures warmer and 82 tomorrow. fog in the morning sunshine. 78 degrees around ravens kick
off time. the five-day first warning forecast coming up in a moment. >> gl back to other stories people are talking about. gone without a trace. a yale university student vanishes days before she is set to get married. and this morning, the school is offer offering a $10,000 reward for information on her whereabouts. and and heie le was seen tuesday in the medical complex. her personal belongings were found at her desk. a university spokesman says there's no evidence of foul play. his job was to keep prisoners behind bars but this morning a deputy is under fire accuse of wanting more. william reese was captured on his own dash cam pulling a truck over and attempting to ticket the driver. what reese didn't realize was the driver was an off-duty deputy. he now faces either two years of prison time a 5,000 dollar fine or both. an arizona driver coming with up -- comes with up unique way to beat the speed cameras. drove his car wearing a monkey and giraffe masks when he drove past, police say the cameras
capture the animal faces. he was serve with more than 80 tickets over the last year. he vows to fight y of one of them saying the state can't prove he is the one behind the mask. well good-bye gas, researchers in oklahoma have a sweet solution for fueling up your car. they have begun using watermelons to make fuel for cars. the juice is pared with a small amount of sugar and a carefully controlled environment. oxygen is blocked out resulting in a fluid similar to e85 ethanol use usually made with corn. >> it will smell fruity out there. cleaning up the chesapeake could start with a creek and today that's where hundreds of volunteers are heading. >> cleaner water and better habitat is all starting today at the bread and cheese creek. >> that's where we find gigi now. >> she is is reporting bread and cheese creek gigi. >> sound good. >> reporter: well, yeah. it does sound good. doesn't look so good, though. but, the bread and cheese creek
is where revolutionary war soldiers would eat their lunch essentially bread and cheese. and that's how it got the name bread and cheese creek and this guy mr. john long, he is pretty much a local historian but you are coordinating the volunteer effort to clean up the creek because it doesn't look like a place to eat bread and cheese. >> not at all. the creek is 3.71 miles long and starts just on the other side of eastern avenue. and then it terminates at back river. a couple week ago, we had a big cleanup over at back river in order to get that trash. but the unfortunate thing is there are two tributaries several that are extremely polluted. and every time it rains, everything rushes straight down the creeks go straight into the back river which ends up in the chesapeake and that's one of the things we are trying to bring attention to. we are trying to clean up to prevent. >> reporter: so you are saying it's the erosion is out of control here. >> yes. it is. these were all built by 1950s standards. so, the manner shopping center burger king and merit boulevard
believe it or not, all drain directly into the creek which means all the gasoline and spills run off trash wash straight into the creek and then become part of our water supply. >> reporter: what is it about the small creeks you think people forget about? >> i think it's because they are in the backyard or they are behind a shopping center and if people are like i don't feel like driving up to the dump, they just back up the pickup truck in the middle of the night and they throw it down the ravine and plenty of those. if you go on -- i posted lots of pictures on flicker, and on youtube if you do research of bread and cheese creek and you can see how horrible it is. >> reporter: quickly, folks who want to volunteer how can they. >> simply at plainfield road the bring of plainfield come to 2408 plainfield road in dundalk and see a white pavilion where the registration is and we have things for people of all abilities whether you are a big strong guy and can help dig out shopping carts or you want to help you know pass out food. we will take anybody and everyone. >> reporter: all right
hopefully that food will be a throw back to the revolutionary war bread and cheese. back to you. >> finally a place you can have breakfast while on scene. >> reporter: you know how much i love breakfast. >> thanks. all right. bread and cheese. i've never known. things you learn about the local area. >> that's neat. we will check back with her in 30 minutes. but still to come on "eyewitness news" saturday morning. >> my stomach is dprowlg. another airline comings to bwi. coming up, i will tell you what that means for bargain hunting flyers.
five days 6 first warning weather lax like this. 70 degrees today. and it could get warmer. sun breaks through pretty soon. the seener it does the quicker we worm. 82 tomorrow and 83 on monday and 82 tuesday. 76 on wednesday and thursday. overnight lows for the next five days around 60. >> time to start tailgating. >> i think so. >> okay. >> it's never too early. up next on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, a football star learns whether he will face charges after a reality star claims he beat her. deadly and dangerous. call to action after another fatal accident from a local roadway.
welcome back to "eyewitness news" saturday morning. i am jessica kartalija. >> i am tim williams. it's the bottom of the hour. temperatures area wide around 60 degrees. as you see, we are seeing breaks in the clouds. clouds are pretty heavy this morning. the moon is still up. the sun is trying to peek through. but you are seeing some breaks in the horizon. thinner spots out there. we will see more and more blue as the system that brought us the rain moves farther to the north. but for right now, temperatures
around 60 degrees and mostly cloudy. we will see the sun breakthrough partly sunny in spots. we will see a shower primarily north of the region this afternoon. mostly cloudy with areas of fog as the moisture continues to try to burn off and drier air tries to move in. and then 82 tomorrow. rain is gone. and fog in the morning and sunshine warmer conditions. we will have the ravens kick off forecast and rest of the five-day forecast coming up in a few moments. all right thanks. but first breaking news to passe long firefighters scramble to excontinuing wash two alarm house fire in northwest baltimore. this is video just in from -- extinguish a two-alarm house fire in northwest baltimore. blaze broke out in the attic of the home and tread to the second floor. everyone exscaped without injury. it's called one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the entire state. and now that is proving to be true again. after the third deadliest accident in the last three months. mike hellgren reports on the effort to make route 32 safer. >> reporter: dr. brian emery's
acura is a mangled mess from skyeye chopper 13 you can see the tragic scene on route 32 a half mile from his home. police say the driver of a van was not paying attention, slammed into emarey and push the car into a dodge pickup. >> it's becoming a problem now it's not safe to leave or come home. >> reporter: tracy german is close friends with dr. emery his son was in her home waiting for his dad. >> he didn't know what happened except his dad may have been in a accident. >> reporter: dr. emery was deeply involved in the fight to make route 32 safer. neighbors complained about the strecht from route 99 and carroll county line. >> he was serious about trying to get it fixed and for him tonight one that was killed is tragic. >> the last comment it's was well, i have to go to a meeting to talk about traffic safety along route 32. >> reporter: jay is president of the emery's homeowner association. he watched concern turn to aalmost after a mother and her son died along the same stretch
of highway in june and now this. >> and i would just hope that they could cut through the red tape and get to the bottom line. saving lives. >> reporter: the county executive stressed the need for a fix during a conversation with the governor last night. he calls route 32 a critical safety priority and cites a long history of safety concerns. >> we have done a lot of enforcement trying to get beam to slow down but it's will configuration of the roadway. >> reporter: dr. emery's friend and family vow he won't die in vain and more blood won't be spilled on what they consider one of maryland's most dangerous highways. some of the solutions under discussion include ading stoplights and rumble strips and turning lanes. on route 32 in howard county, mike hellgren wjz "eyewitness news." >> thank you, mike. wjz is always on fine out more about effort to improve the safety along route 32 on the website. log onto wjz.com and click on the links posted with the
story. a baltimore city police officer pleads guilty to sexually assaulting a juvenile last year at home of 34-year- old troy gee who has been suspend from the police force and is free on a $275,000 bond. his sentencing is set for december. no criminal charges will be filed against the star football player shawne merriman who first played for the terps who has been accused of assaulting his girlfriend. reality tv star tila tequila. district attorney says there is not enough evidence to prosecute the san diego charger. merriman insist he was trying to stop tequila from driving drunk and says he didn't choke her as she claimed. also in california, two police officers are on leave this morning. they are accused of leaking this photo of pop star rihanna. the celebrity gossip website obtained the graphic photo after she was assaulted by a former boyfriend chris brown. brown was sentenced last month to five years probation along with the domestic violence counseling.
stole ann unique series of portraits shot by handy -- andy war who will. it showed -- war hall. the pictures are valued in the millions of dollars and this morning a one million dollar reward is being offered. there's a a new airline flying out of bwi marshal. jetblow started flights out of baltimore this week. and derek valcourt hopes the new service takes off. >> reporter: it's four flights a day from baltimore to boston. but airport executives here at bwi say in the long run, this could mean better barringins for flyers like you and me. the cost to fly floored some passengers. >> it's ridiculous. >> very high especially the baggage charge is outrageous. >> sometimes that makes or breaks whether or not i fly somewhere instead of driving. >> reporter: but if you want to fly to boston from bwi good deals may be ripe for the picking because low costs
carrier jetblue joins a slew of airlines including air trance and southwest flying beantown. first flight out of bwi left today. >> there's a competitive impact and what we have seen with air tran and with southwest they too are lowering the fares in the largest market out of bwi boston. to compete to keep market share to attract new passengers. >> reporter: those low cost carriers are helping keep prices down. that's part of the reason why the average fares out of bwi is 20 to 30% cheaper than reagan or dull niece a $the the -- 99 fare to the west coast will draw people from northern virginia and southern pennsylvania and delaware. that's what we observe. so it's the number one determine of pool's air travel equation is cheaper is better. >> reporter: and that competition among airlines can be a big bonus for customers. how much more do you think you with have spent if this new flight had not been available today? >> probably 150 bucks more. >> reporter: that's a lot of money. >> sure.
for a retired man it's a lot of money. >> reporter: to celebrate presence in baltimore jetblue is offering $9 flights to boston. but those are only good fares if you book them by the end of the day today. at bwi, derek valcourt, "eyewitness news." >> thank you, derek. jetblue says if the flights to boston go well more flights to other destination could be offered. traveling by car, if that's your preferred mode of transit the mention commute may be cheer. crawd oil price fell to $69 a barrel. investor were taking profit from the past week as oil prices soared if you head to the pupp today a gallon of regular will run $2.51. going green to save green. did you know you can save money and protect the environment at the same time? here's mary bubala with ideas on how to be an energy safer. >> reporter: you probably heard of cash for clunkers now get ready for cash for kitchen clunkers a rebate program that
is part of the 300 million dollar federal stimulus plan to boost home appliance sales. it should start before the end of the year at stores right here in maryland. for consumers it means they will save money up to 200 dollars on new energy efficient appliance that is will help cut down on utility bills. new appliance purchased for the rebate must careity energy star label. machines saved more than $19 billion on the utility billions by use energy star products which used 10 to 30% less energy than older models. the rebate program is being run by individual states with federal money. maryland stands to get more than $5 million to dole out to consume ires. but unlike cash for clunkers you won't have to drag your dishwasher into the store to get money for a new one. i am mary bubala, wjz13 trying to help you be a energy safer. >> thanks. for more information on how to be an energy safer log onto wjz.com and click on the special section on the home page.
well in case you missed it, history was ahead in bait ball in new york at orioles took on the yankees. >> and a 2-0. there it is. the 72 years lou gehrig has been the yankees all time hits leader. now, it's derek jeter. >> as you heard derek jeter passed lou gehrig to become the all time hits leader. and while the moment belonged to jeter, the reiny nights belonged to the birds as they ekeed out a victory 10-4 over the bronx bombers. and you have to wonder with geat are's age he is so young. how much farther will he go over that railroaded in his career? probably a 10 more years to play. >> yeah. that's true. >> that's incredible. >> you know, with cal ripkin we were covering the yankees were in town and something happened with cal ripkin and we everybody it didn't matter who you were playing for everybody was just so proud and i think cal in this case, too. >> it's a smile stone. >> yeah incredible. congratulations.
>> hopefully he won't steal derek geater's number from out in front of the stadium. >> yeah that's classy, right. >> yeah. so football season is here. it's like all of a sudden things started to turn purple and the weather came in a little cool another that's right. and if you missed you know next to derek jeter and michael jordan being inducted into the basketball hall of fame, the most important football news was the changing of the duck. >> yes. >> the changing of the guard in we changed the uniform. ducky now is in purple and black as opposed to orange and black and white. so, season is official. >> yes. >> all right. >> we are ready. >> we can begin. >> 15, 17 weeks all right there you go. and that's the official mascot that's duck if you don't note history he was brought out the year of the superbowl and ever since then if we don't have -- don't have it out the fans get creedy bring out the duck. we call it the duck and we know it's a goose. >> fear the bird. >> fear the bird. we are look at your
forecast for tomorrow and it looks you don't have to pheer the forecast. it's very nice. we are looking at ravens forecast kick off time at one. partly sunny kick off time. temperatures, 79 degrees. chiefs in town take on ravens as you know by now. by the time the game is over, temperatures will be in the low to mid-50s. sunshine. you know, it's not often we tell you to make sure to have your spf out at the football. it be p itcally we are talk about scarves and ponchos and no make sure to have your caps. don't want to get too sunburned in the open field open stands with a lot of the sun and it will be that way tomorrow. just a very nice day enjoy it. look -- looking at 61. wind from the west northwest now at 3 miles per hour. 29.97. is the barometer reading. temperatures are pretty cool out in cumberland. 63 in oak lan at 56. we have 63 in hagerstown and that's not pretty cool but they are warmer reading on the map. 65 in ocean city. so the shore is also pretty
comfortable this morning. we have 59 in westminster and 06 in bel air and 62 on kent island. everyone else around the 60 degree mark as we look at wind now starting to dry us coming from the west northwest. we will see a bit of a shift they will be coming in primarily from the southwest at a point taking the temperatures up to around the 80 degree mark. pretty much consistently for the next five days. and we are looking at now the low that came onshore late thursday night stayed with us all day yesterday and moving now to the north and sitting up in northeastern pennsylvania. and what we will be seeing a chance of showers. you see some of the bands kind of clipping cecil county and the eastern edge of hartford county this morning. that's going to move out of here. we are keeping in the forecast just a scattered isolated shower at least early on. but then, dry, warmer conditions prevail and we are looking at nice conditions through tuesday into wednesday. but for the next chance of showers comes in, from the west. but in the meantime, we will see fog each night because some of
the fog all that rain that we have just settled into the ground. evaporating adding to the moisture in the atmosphere. so we will keep you posted but really no rain chances beyond this morning. and early afternoon. we are seeing also out in the tropics not turning our back completely on tropical storm fred which is out well, well into the eastern atlantic. just me andering around there. winds 46 miles per hour almost stationary. not really moving. not gaining any strength. we will keep you posted on that storm. but again, it's not of any impact to us. our sunset today is at 7:19. north west wind on the bay comes with no advisory at 10 to 15 knots. here is the forecast for the day. hooking at temperatures getting up to 73 degrees. a little warmer if the sun gets through the clouds sooner. tonight, temperatures around 60 degrees. look for mostly cloudy conditions with areas of fog and then tomorrow, back up to 83 and 82 to 83 degrees. fog in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon. >> thanks, tim. still ahead on eyewitness now is saturday morning, so much for keeping fit and injury free
is a big enough challenge. dr. bill stops by with advice for cheerleaders. take a look at these artifacts found from the bread and cheese creek. from the revolutionary war we will talk about these and how folks are trying to clean up the area they were found. all the details when "eyewitness news" returns.
welcome back to "eyewitness news" saturday morning. it's 61 degrees. it is an important creek with funny name and today hundreds of volunteers will help clean it up. >> it's called the bread and cheese creek and it feeds right into the chesapeake bay. wjz and gigi are there. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this, i think is really cool. look at this. that is button from a soldier from the war of 1812. it was found in the bread and cheese creek. that -- this is really cool. so, to talk about this is mr. john long. he is coordinating efforts today to clean up the bread and cheese creek. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: this is not the only thing you found over the years. you tell us about op of the sorry things you found in the creek because this was let's give background this creek was
used by soldiers to kind of cool off and eat their lunch. >> correct and the maryland militia company would often use streams to travel because it was -- like a highway because it was as overgrown as surrounding area. it was a lower terrain and they could hide themselves when they were trying to-- they were trying to catch up and cut off the british invasion of baltimore. >> reporter: so many purpose they could get water and these are the other things you found. this is a buck neil hand forged buckle. jay hawk which typically they would have used something like this in the tents as a hawk to hang up the coat or something similar. a hand porch now a mini ball which would have came from a gun a horseshoe and a tricornered bayonet and rifle meck him in. >> reporter: -- mechanism. >> reporter: wow. when you pulled them out of the creek what it was then and what it is now is different. what is it like today. >> today there's the small-- the
creek is 3.71 miles long. we will be cleaning a small section of it today and we are going to continue with subsequent cleanups. this section has 24 shopping carts in it. there's a couch and it's atrocious. it's shame people rather than going to the dump because baltimore county dump is free to any citizen. >> reporter: how can folks get involved? >> anybody who wants doesn't matter what level of effort we are looking for strong people and people to give out food and water can come to 2408 plainfield road in dundalk and show up and you will see a white registration tank. >> reporter: mr. long thanks so much and thanks for all your efforts in your interest in this. so, this is my favorite. back to you. >> that's cool gigi. >> give it back. now. >> reporter: yes, i will give it back. >> back to you. >> all right. gigi thanks very much. very interesting location. >> what a neat live shot. >> the things we learn. we really do. bread and cheese creek. >> bread and cheese creek. so, coming up, dr. billee
from cheerleading if you don't think it's a sport then you -- >> ill i can believe that. we are talking about all the sports you think football injuries would happen on the field but cheerleading is one of the leading. >> not without risk. >> dr. bill howard from union memorial hospital is here to talk about the dangers. hey, dock. >> we can talk about that today. now cheerleading started this will be the trivia for you 1884. >> really? >> when thomas peebles under the influence at a princeton to the ball game ran out in front of the crowd and said sis, boom, rah and it caught on and ever since then we have done that. what was the first pro team to have cheerleaders? >> first pro team? you know that's a good question. i do not know. >> everybody says the dallas cowboys. >> yes. >> wrong. >> baltimore colts. >> was it really? >> 190623450 we should -- 1960. >> we should know that noon at
first school to have it as a sport university of maryland. >> we are entrenched in history. >> yeah. >> it's a sport and you made a very good point. these are athletes. and for a long time, it was looked upon as a activity luke the chess club or library club but they are athletes. and most of the injuries occur of course in girls because they are the one doing the flips and the flying maneuvers. arfor a long time there wasn't much reported on this because they said it was an activity. but the injuries that were severe in girls sports were almost always in cheerleading. landing on their head and that type of thing. in the last 20 years they made a lot of changes. >> okay. >> doc, they are wrapping us but we have information to talk b we will do a web extra. >> we are. >> with that means you can log onto wjz.con and hear much more about this conversation and we will put more dr. bill's