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. coming up next, police release the 911 calls moments after the doctor was gunned down inside johns hopkins hospital. and bloodshed on an mta bus. we'll tell you how it had something to do with an argument over a seat. that's coming up next. the race is over. a hotly contested race comes to an end for city state's attorney. and the weekend is finally here, but what does mother nature have in store, bernadette woods has the answer in her first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now.
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good morning, and welcome back to eyewitness news this saturday. i'm andrea fujii. >> and i'm bernadette woods in for tim williams. >> welcome. >> it's nice to work with you, finally. >> you always see the crew out there, but we inner change each other. and yes, it's chilly. >> you can taste the fall in the air, you can feel it and today, we're going to warm up somewhat. i'm going to show you the temperatures. in the 50s right now and 53 degrees and 50 in cumberland and 54 in easton and taking it in closer, 52 in westminster
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and 61 in annapolis. as we head into the afternoon, expect sunshine and patchy clouds and we're getting to 77. a very fall feeling day. we have the changes coming in the forecast. okay, thank you, bern. >> and first, here's what people are talking about. frantic 911 calls from johns hopkins as staff heard gun fire inside the hospital. thursday, a man shot a doctor, his mother and himself. mike hellgren has more. >> reporter: the 911 tames reveal more of the chaos, the commissioner doesn't believe that the shooting was planned. panic from patients. >> 911, we need 911! there's a shooting on nelson 8. >> reporter: and the staff at the hospital -- pardus was
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distraught over his mom's prognosis. >> the physician went down, it was a loud shot and everyone looked at him and people said, run! >> reporter: investigators believe that pardus shot and killed his mother then and himself. >> i guess he thought that she was serving a lie and she wasn't going to be able to walk again and to be herself again. >> reporter: he had a permit to carry a gun in virginia, but no criminal record. >> we don't know if it was in his routine. >> reporter: the police commissioner praised overall response. >> i would give us high marks for how it all perseided. there were missteps and no one
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caused anyone's safety. >> reporter: hop incans -- hopkins never closed. >> i was happy about the feed back and they were like, oh, my gosh, are you okay and seeing the sniper, i was like, wow, this is intense. >> reporter: the gun was so small, it could fit in the palm of your hand. at johns hopkins, i'm mike hellgren, eyewitness news. and right now, the doctor, who's a father of two is still recovering and expected to survive. stay with wjz-13 for a complete coverage of the shootings remember, wjz-13 is always on. for updates on the investigation and the doctor's condition, go to wjz.com. we have breaking news to tell you about from overnight. several were injured in a four car accident on i-695 near perry parkway. the collision caused a car to flip over and one was hospitalized with nonlife
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threatening injuries and several were treated on the scene. one tried to flee the accident and he's facing charges. and now on to another story we brought you last night. several people stabbed on board an mta bus. suzanne collins has more. >> reporter: witnesses say this was all a fight over a seat. and the fight went from the middle of the bug to the front and then out on the sidewalk endangering innocent people. at one of the busiest times when the students are riding from school, a brawl breaks out. it's on board the 51 bus. >> then the knives came out, people stabbing each other back and forth and you see people running and kids like crying. >> reporter: it fan as an -- it began as an argument between two men who didn't know each
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other. >> there was an altercation involving three men. as a result, all three wound up with stab wounds. >> reporter: one man was waiting to board the bus. his only thought was about getting to his daughter. they started jumping the guy. >> reporter: you saw it happen? >> yes. >> reporter: what were you thinking? >> get out the way. >> >> reporter: three years ago, there were several attacks. these photos were released by mta after a stabbing on board the bus. this is the first report of incidents on board the bus. >> i was scared. i was real, real scared. i thought we was gonna get hurt, we was right there. >> reporter: the 46-year-old mains is going to be charged with assault. >> none of the injuries are
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life threatening. >> >> now, on to washington, d.c. where there was a police involved shooting blocks from the capitol building. the suspect is now hospitalized. the man pointed a gun at them 5:00 friday morning and refused to drop it. the officers opened fire and hit the suspect once. his name and condition isn't released there. >> >> and the results are in and baltimore will have a new city state's attorney. jessamy broke the news at a press conference yesterday. >> i called bernstein and i adviced him i was conceding and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> and bernstein became the democratic nominee. it was a close election with bernstein edging out jessamy with a thousand votes. he says it's a call for reform. >> the results show we
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attracted a broad base of support across the city, people of all races, ages and economic roots were ready for a change. >> reporter: pat warren will have more at 6:30. stay with wjz-13 for complete coverage of campaign 2010. for the latest, go to wjz.com. well, good-bye dial up. maryland is getting millions to improve broad band internet service. it will allow the state to expand the high speed internet service. it's also expected to create more than 1200 new jobs. officials unveil a bold new plan to improve the howard street train tunnel. this is after an explosion nine years ago sparked years of blame between the city.
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all of the improvements won't come cheap. >> july, 2001, a car derails and it massed an explosion. it happened near the heart of baltimore near the howard street tunnel. there's been an overall called of the tunnel and today, they agreed on the plan. >> they'll do the rail improvements and replacement of track and maintenance of the track bed and improvements within the tunnel. >> csx also said yes to frequent inspections of the tunnel and installing more up to date communication systems on the train and one improvement that the city pushed hard for. >> we wanted live information exchange of what the car go is going through baltimore so we would be able to get it. >> reporter: he runs the
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mayor's office of emergency management. he says that csx is adding more ventilation in the tunnel and giving the firefighters access to the equipment. >> the key is, if there's a derailment, we want to respond to it. >> 25 years ago, this was the end of the tunnel. >> reporter: the tunnel is more than 100 years old and it's owned by the rail company. this could stop the years of finger pointing between the city and cfx dead in its tracks. >> i'm excited about the enhanced relationship we've had with cfx. it's grown. they'll replace the rail and the tunnel this year. the city will pay for some of the refairs and cfx will foot the bill for others. they'll use homeland security grounds to pay for the improvements there. >> >> if you think that the
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raven's tickets are pricey, there's a good reason. the ravens are one of the most expensive nfl teams to watch in person. according to the marketing report, it cost you an average of $82 to sit in m&t to watch the games and the patriots are the most at $118. the browns are about 54 bucks. >> no need to send money, watch the ravens for free here on wjz- 13. see the ravens take on the bangles this sunday at 1:00 p.m.. i hope to see it. >> and that's just the price of the ticket. then you get there and it cost a fortune to park, food and drinks. and it's fun. >> i would like to do it now before it's too cold. >> you know, staying outside for a few hours in the cold. i learned a long time ago with my father, i tried to care what
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i looked like when i was younger and now, it's function before fashion. you bundle up and get ready. bring the hot drink. >> get ready and you're prepare mr. chairman today, none of that at all. it will be a beautiful day at all. we're come anything at 52 in baltimore and 60 in d.c. now and look at the dew points dropping. it was muggy yesterday morning because of the rain that moved through and it's dry out there this morning. northwest winds broaden the dry air. the winds are dying down a little bit. that's about it. overall, we're going to see sunshine and a few clouds. here's the overall weather pattern. you can see to the south east. that's the storm that moved through. the northwest, that's the storm coming our way. it's going to fizzle out as it moves our way. high pressure for today and the high gets out of it tomorrow. we can see the clouds and by monday, that's getting out of here.
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just the patchy clouds, that's it. there's a chance for a shower and it's a really small chance. the other thing that the front is doing, that's good news. it's keeping igor from the united states. we want to keep you updated on the thunderstorms. it's karl. it's inland, it's lost a lot of strength. a lot of problems in mexico with this. the other one is igor. it's a category 2. you can see the winds, 109 miles per hour moving to the northwest. it's making more of the turn. it could strengthen before heading to bermuda and bermuda is here and the forecast path takes it close to or on top of bermuda. here's the track and it takes it to the north. eventually, it will move to the north east. it's taking that hard turn
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because of the front through our area. it keeps it away from the united states. winds, 58 miles per hour and moving to the northwest and picking up speed and it will be racing away. here's igor. an okay, the forecast for us, today, we'll get up to 77- degree and it's quieter around here. sunny and partly cloudy skies and tonight, going down to 54 degrees. tomorrow, we'll go up and 84 for the high. that's a slight chance for a shower and monday, that's out of here and we're in the 70s for the high. take a look at next week. 80 degrees tuesday and wednesday and thursday, we're back in the upper 80s. we have warmer air coming our way. if you haven't closed the pools yet and you can, hold off, it will be warm again. >> it's been nice weather in the afternoon. it's just the morning when i'm out reporting that it's chilly. >> that's just the beginning.
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>> thank you, bern. >> well, still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning. they just don't happen in kansas any more. residents are cleaning up after a tornado in the big apple. a painful accident, see why a reality show contestant is looking for an ice pack. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician.
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welcome back, it's 6:19 and 52 degrees outside. we're looking at a nice day, getting up to 77 degrees for the high. very fall feeling outside. there's warmer air coming our way. andrea? back to some of the other stories people are talk about this morning. new information about the powerful storms that struck new york city. the national weather service confirmed that two tornadoes ripped through the city at 125 miles per hour. and the determination was made
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yesterday after examining the passing storms and the damage that it caused from brooklyn to queens. one was killed. >> >> the parents from the woman who lied about being splashes in the face with acid are sorry. the police suspected it was a hoax from the start. their story had a lot of holes and red flags and it was clear this was probably a self- inflicted act. >> prosecutors in washington state are deciding whether or not to bring the charges against her. the police didn't comment on a motive. she said that a black woman assaulted her in a park. paris hillton won't head to jail any time soon. a small bag of cocaine fell from her purse and she'll plead guilty monday to drug
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possession and obstructing an officer. and no main, no gain -- no pain, no gain. one seen has gone viral. a contestant launched watermelons at a target. the slingshot flies back and sends a watermelon into her face. can you imagine? she was able to continue the challenge. just a little messy. she looks good. >> oh, and i saw that one, it doesn't get any easier. >> shot in the face. >> oh, my gosh. >> and i don't know if you know this, but we were talking about this yesterday. i don't know if she had time to see a doctor. it's a race and you'll get i almost mated -- eliminated. >> wipe the seeds out of your eyes and move on. >> well, are you a fan of "the
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amazing race." >> well, we have to pull you into it. we've talked about this, jessica, adam and i are huge fans and adam and i watch it in the back. you're not constantly working the whole time. >> that's the dinner break. no need to watch tv now, it's perfect weather to do stuff outside. >> it's a beautiful afternoon. getting up to 77 degrees and we'll have more later in the forecast. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm mike schuh, downtown. a new plan to revitalize the four parks in front of the washington monument is drawing controversy at its core. this is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we're looking at a high of 77 degrees. we'll have some clouds with it and if any shower, it will be brief. it gets up to 84 and we'll get to 77 by monday and tuesday, we'll start another warmup. take a look at wednesday and thursday, we're back up to 88 degrees in the middle part of the week. not quite done with the heat yet. sounds good. nearly 200 years ago, the corner stone was layed for the washington monument and now, some much needed repairs are stirring a controversy.
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>> reporter: for the past 200 years, the area around the base of the monument changed a half a dozen times. the latest involves brick sidewalks and fixing the monument and the redo of the streets and sidewalks. >> this is baltimore's most important symbol. it deserves this attention. >> reporter: heres where the winds have changed and some blow cold. the current crop of trees were planted hodgepodge and used in the monument -- views of the monument are hidden and to make it more formal, trees over a hundred have to go. >> it's shocking to hear about the trees going down and many are on the verge of death. >> reporter: she's the campaign director for the project. the conservancy is donating the design and the construction to the city. >> we're taking down the trees
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and we're replacing them with more trees. and large trees. >> and it's not a good idea. >> reporter: some who use the pangs aren't impressed -- the parks aren't impressed. >> reporter: any changes must be approved by the city planning department. >> there will be little time possible. >> reporter: the conservancy will have to raise $18 million to make it happen. at the washington monument. i'm mike schuh. and the city's planning commission will vote october 12th. well, coming up next on eyewitness news saturday morning. the police release the 911 calls moments after a man shoots a doctor in johns hopkins. and three people break
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their silence after the discovery ininstitution. and the encouraging results of a new study. we asked to see your purple pride, to see more, go to wjz.com. we'll be back. ,,
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm andrea fujii in for gigi. >> i'm tim -- excuse me, i'm bernadette woods in for tim williams. well, tim, you're looking nice this morning. >> well, he's at home and we're filling in for them. i hope you're having a great morning. there's a chill in the air this morning. m&t bank stadium inch that's where the action will be. tomorrow, you can see the game on wjz. we'll show you what we have here. 50s in a lot of the region, you can see the further south we're in the 60s and 52 in bel air and 52 in columbia. this afternoon into the afternoon, we'll warm up to
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about 77 degrees and sunshine and patchy clouds. it will be a beautiful start to the weekend. the cold front comes through tomorrow, not much to it, but it will change the weather a bit. here's what people are talking about this morning. it's been three days since the shooting in johns hopkins and today, the police continue to search for answers. pardus shot his elderly mother's doctor in the stomach because he was upset about the prognosis, then, he went into his mother's rom and shot her and himself. hopkins didn't close and many say they felt safe. >> the feed back from my families and friends is what made it reel. it was intense. >> reporter: the police commissioner doesn't believe that the shooting was planned.
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cohen is expected to recover. stay with wjz for more on the shooting at johns hopkins. wjz-13 is always on, for updates on the investigation and the doctor's condition, go to wjz.com. after 15 years, baltimore city will soon have a new state's attorney. yesterday, jessamy conceded to bernstein. >> reporter: the nominee takes a bow. >> we began this campaign a little more than two months ago almost everyone said we didn't have a chance. >> reporter: the incumbent bows out. >> i called bernstein and i advised him i was conceding and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> reporter: jessamy said she has a pleasant conversation with bernstein, but it's a concession speech with a condition.
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her team is still going to monitor the orderly condition of the process after the ballot counts. during both of which bernstein has maintained a thousand plus victory. >> we've attracted a broad base of support across the city, people of all ages, races and economic roots were ready for a change. >> i'm not one to dwell in the past. i'm one for moving forward and i think it's time to do that. >> reporter: the police commissioner bealefeld backed bernstein and thanked jessamy. >> there's no doubt, she dedicated her soul to her job. >> reporter: as a citizen, jessamy is going to work on an antiviolence initiative. >> if someone is dissatisfied with what happened. don't let us fight for votes,
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let us join together to fight for the future of the city. >> reporter: no argument there. >> the tough part, making baltimore safe starts now. >> as the nominee for city state's attorney has a general election, there's no opposition. reporting from east baltimore, i'm pat warren. a state senator accused of using his position to benefit a local business pleads not guilty. he's charged with using his influence to benefit the grocery store chain shoppers. he faces several charges. he stepped down from the chairman of the senate budget, but he's running unopposed in
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november's general election. new details about a woman held captive in a reisterstown apartment nor nearly a year. she brought the 22-year-old woman to gbmc after she slipped into a coma. she woke up and says she was held prisoner in a bathroom and severely tortured by the couple who lived in the apartment. the police say that the couple did have a motive. >> it appears that the motive was purely financial. >> they say they were stealing her social security benefits and she includes missing an upper lip and lacerations. >> it's been three weeks since the gunman stormed the discovery channel head quarters. two of the three hostages are telling their story.
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>> reporter: september 1st, 43- year-old james lee walks into the lobby of the discovery channel building. this man walked in at the same time. >> are we doing a production, why does someone have a gun in the lobby, i didn't see cameras and then, he turned the weapon towards me. i was like, oh! >> reporter: christopher wood is also there and the security guard and what followed is four hours of sheer terror. >> i got upset and started thinking, this is it, this is how i'm going to die. >> at first. [ indiscernible ] just not knowing what's going to happen in the next couple of seconds, let alone knowing it was going to be a prolonged hostage situation. >> reporter: lee protested there for years and his rants made no sense. the fact that he had children
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enraged him. >> who told you to have kids. why two, one wasn't good enough. >> and finally, after hours of negotiation, the security guard and the hostages made hand signals to make a run for it. >> they ran and the s.w.a.t. team opened fire and lee was killed. it was the hardest moment in my life. it was that moment that everyone talks about. looking death straight in the face. >> that was denise coke reporting. the security guard is choosing to remain anonymous. they also found and detonated other devices at this man's home. moving on now. teen pregnancies are down nationally and here in baltimore, as kai jackson reported. there's a plan to reduce them more.
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>> reporter: the birth of a child is among the most wonderful experiences in life. when teens are the parents, a happy event can be overwhelming. >> you need to be mindful and learn the proper ways to put your child to sleep. >> reporter: there's a new initiative in front of a crowd. she wants to reduce the teen pregnancy and infant mortality in the city. >> children of teen mothers have high rates of medical and educational problems. today, we'll talk about what can be done to reduce teen births. >> reporter: the data from 2008 shows that the teen birthrate was 64 births to every 1000 spanish and african american having the highest teen rates.
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>> teen mothers are less likely to graduate. and a child born to a teen mom is 50% more likely to repeat a grade in school and is also more likely to drop out of high school. >> to lower the birthrate,the city is going to improve access to sex education and improve availability of services and involving community leaders. >> the pregnancy prevention is a health issue. the children of teen mothers are at greater risk of neglect and children of teen mothers are less likely to receive the proper nutrition and health care. >> that was kai jackson reporting. it's a planned effort with baltimore city and johns hopkins. maryland's oyster growing program is expanding. yesterday, the partnerships
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brought oyster cages to the river in pasadena. one of the areas was the site of eagle coat's school. throughout the program, the students will foster the oysters to beef up the population. more than a thousand are working to grow the oysters in 19 different areas. well, it was a close scoring game but the orioles couldn't win. last night, millwood let rodriguez hit this out of the park giving the world champs a 1-0 lead. the birds stayed ahead for most of the game. another homer in the 9th was too much. orioles lose 3-4. that's a rough one, they've had great wins lately. what a turn around. >> like i said to tim, it's so close, it doesn't matter, right? >> well, at this point. >> just looking forward to next
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year. there will be excitement. what they've done has been fantastic. >> good job. ♪ oriole's magic ♪ >> it's going to be a nice one. high pressure in control. there's a front to the northwest, that's going to effect us. before we get to that. taking a look at the temperatures. , 52 degrees is out there and 60s further to the south and the winds out of the north. they've calmed down since yesterday. the winds will be light today. it's going to keep the dry air in place. high pressure giving us sunshine and taking a look at the next front, it's draped out along the u.s., canadian border. it's going to move our way and lose steam. and tomorrow, as it passes by, a slight chance for a shower and it's a small chance. we'll see the clouds from it
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and maybe that's it. temperatures will drop slightly. here's the front and how it looks when it comes through. and as it comes around, temperatures knocked down a little bit. also, it's keeping the hurricane away from the united states. you see the sharp right hand turn, that's because of the front. the bad news that's for bermuda. it's still underneath the track of the path. it's a category 2 and it could be a 3 before it makes its way over bermuda. we're talking about 109 miles per hour at this point. there moving to the northwest at 13 miles per hour. it will make the turn to the north and north east in the next 24 hour. we still have julia. it's weakening and it's losing the strength shortly.
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here's igor. that's a large storm. as far as karl goes. made landfall around noon. it's lost the strength onland and there's a lot of rain with it. it's banking up against the mountains. it's causing mudslides and serious issues in mexico. we're fortunate for not having the problems today. we have a nice one out there. northwest winds at five to ten knots and the bay temperature at 74 degrees. 77 for the high today and sunny and partly cloudy and tonight, back down into the 50s and tomorrow, we'll be back into the 80s and we'll see clouds from it and kicking up the winds slightly and it gets out of here at 77 degrees. if you're not look at the television, wednesday and thursday, we're warming it up and back into the upper 80s for the highs. you may have thought that summer was over, but not quite yet. >> okay, monday, the low of 52
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-- that's low. that's almost in the 40s. >> we were just talking about that. she's going to have to do early morning's outside and mary used to have the issues, too. bundling up. >> if you go in the afternoon, it's great, but the morning. chilly, chilly. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning. plot foiled. the pope continues to visit the united kingdom the day after men were arrested plotting to attack him. >> a politician may have lost >> a politician may have lost in the primary, but she ,,,,
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or are you? introducing three of the most important things every home should have in an emergency -- a portable radio, a flashlight with batteries, and water. one gallon per person per day, for at least three days. the more prepared you are today, the less you'll have to worry about when an emergency occurs. radio, flashlight, water. a message from the baltimore metropolitan council and your local emergency responders.
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pope benedict is continuing his trip to britain. scotland yards arrested six men in london, they were street cleaners and the pontiff was told about the threat as he visited with children at the
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school. and an update on a lawsuit brought against toyota. overnight, we learned that the auto maker -- in 2009. and california highway patrol officer was driving a toyota made lexus when the accelerator got stuck and the car killed him, their wife and his daughter and his brother-in- law. the faulty floor mat could be to blame. alaska senator who lost in the republican primary last month will launch her write in campaign to keep her senate seat. she made the announcement yesterday. she says she wasn't sure if she would re-enter the race. now,the voters will be able to write in her name on the ballot in november. well, she's been out of rehab for less than 30 days and
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lindsey lohan failed a drug and alcohol test. she could face a probation violation and she could go back to jail. it's not known what substance triggered the results. she acknowledged the failure and said she's prepared to appear before the judge. well, not surprised, unfortunately. well, still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning. >> i'm suzanne collins in essex. some are having to park their cars on the grass for classes and that could have something toto,,,,,,,,
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man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug?
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yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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>> reporter: this school is packed with students, it can take half an hour to find a parking space. >> you see a car trying to get your space. >> reporter: attendance is up 10%. that's making it hard to get in desired classes and advisers say the students have to wait until next semester if they don't register. >> sometimes, they have to take classes online and go to other campuses. >> reporter: he planned on taking fife classes, but he's taking three. >> it wasn't available. >> what did you have to do.
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>> i was going to catonsville or dundalk. it was too much. >> reporter: the admission grew from 19,000 to well over 26,000 the president says it comes when 2.6 was slashed from the budget. >> we've rented space from programs in the other facilities and come january, we'll actually open a third major extension site in randallstown community. >> reporter: and maybe the tight economy -- students pay less than the normal cost to go to towson. and ccbc isn't alone, other community colleges have found an increase in enrollment. when we return, we'll have the forecast for you. it's going to be a beautiful
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day today. look at the sunrise and we have a warmup coming our way. we'll have that shortly. we'll be back. ,,,,,, ,,,,
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there's the five-day forecast. we're getting up to 77 degrees for the high. we'll just see clouds moving through the area. 84 degrees ahead of it and 77 behind it on monday. and take a look into fall officially. we'll go up into the upper 80s for the highs. that will give you a dose of home, andrea. >> yes, 88, not the 52 part. the 88 sounds good. >> a father stationed in afghanistan gets the chance to see his son being born in massachusetts and it was thanks to the internet. when it was posted, a message
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was posted she was heading to the hospital and he coached her through the birth from a laptop through the bed. >> he'll be able to meet his baby when he returned in december. >> aww! so cool how technology can help you. technology is amazing. >> fantastic. >> that's cool. >> that's the first hour of saturday morning. there's another hour coming up. >> be sure to stick around, we'll be back after the break. ,
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good morning and welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm andrea fujii in for gigi. >> i'm bernadette woods in for tim williams. we just saw the shot of sunrise, you get to enjoy the beautiful sunrise. you notice the lack of clouds. it will be a beautiful saturday around here. temperaturewise, we're in the 50s here in baltimore and 52 degrees and 51 in hagerstown and take a look at the drop into the 40s in cumberland.
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we'll take you in closer. 60 in annapolis and kent island and into the afternoon, we're going up to 77 for the high. sunshine and patchy clouds. we have ups and downs into fall and we'll have that shortly. >> okay, thank you, bernadette. here's what people are talk about. frantic 911 calls from johns hopkins as the hospital staff heard the gun fire inside the hospital. thursday, a man shot a doctor, his mother and then himself. mike hellgren station on the -- stays on the story. >> reporter: the 911 tapes reveal more of the chaos. >> there's a shooting on the hallway. >> reporter: panic from patients. there's a shooting on nelson eight. >> reporter: and they say he shot his elderly mother's doctor in the stomach, david
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cohen. pardus was distraught over his mom's prognosis. >> it was a loud noise. everyone looked and said, run for safety. it was next to me that he dropped down. >> reporter: pardus ran back into his mother's room and closed the door and shot and killed her. >> i guess he thought that he was serving a lie. that she wasn't going to be able to walk again and to be herself again. >> reporter: pardus had a permit for a weapon, but no criminal record. >> we didn't know if he always had the gun. >> reporter: the police commissioner praised the overall response. >> i would give us high marks for how the whole thing happened. there were some missteps. none of them cost anyone their,
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you know, well, hazard. >> hopkins never closed and many of those on campus said they felt it. >> what amped me up more was the feed back from my family and friends. kind of seeing snipers and everything, that was really intense. >> the commissioner says that the gun gun was so small, it could fit in your hand. right now, the doctor, a father of 2 is still recovering and is expected to survive. stay with us for complete coverage of the shooting. wjz-13 is always on, for updates on the investigation and the doctor's condition, go to wjz.com. several people were injured in a four car accident on i- 695. officials say the collision caused a car to flip over and
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one was hospitalized and several were treated on the scene. one of the drivers attempted to flee the accident and was arrested nearby. he's facing charges. on to another story we brought you as breaking news last night. several people stabbed on board a bus not far from the mall. suzanne collins has more on what happened. >> reporter: witnesses are saying this was a fight over a seat. that knife fight went from the middle of the bus out on to the sidewalk endangering innocent people along the way. at one of the busiest times at the mta stop when the students are riding from school, a brawl breaks out. it frightens passengers. >> then the knives came out and people stabbing each other both. you see people running and crying. >> reporter: it began as an
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argument. they apparently didn't know each other. >> there was an altercation on the bus involving three men. as a result of that. all three wound up with stab wounds. one man was waiting to board the bus. his only thought was about getting home to his daughter. >> they jumped the guy and they took out a knife and stabbed him. >> you saw it? yes, us thinking, get out of the way. >> three years ago, there were violent attacks on the buses. a woman was beaten by students and these cameras shots were released. this is the first reported incidence of violence this year. >> i was scared. i was real, real scared. i thought we was going to get hurt. >> the 46-year-old was charged with assault and there could be other charges against other people. back to you on tv hill. police say that none of the
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injuries are life threatening grandchild and moveing to washington, d.c. there was a police involved shooting blocked from the capitol billing. the suspect is hospitalized. the man pointed a gun at the officers and the officers opened fire and hit him at least once. the results are in and baltimore will have a new city state's attorney. jessamy broke the news to supporters at a conference yesterday. >> i called bernstein and i advised him that i was conceding and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> and with that, bernstein became the democratic nominee for the city state's attorney. bernstein says his victory is a call for reform. >> results show that we
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attracted a board base of support across the city. people of all races, ages and economic roots were ready for a change. >> bernstein still has to win the general election this november. stay with wjz-13 for complete coverage of campaign 2010. the latest on the candidates running in the election, go to wjz.com. well, good-bye dial up, maryland is getting millions of dollars to improve the broadband internet service. the funds will allow the state to expand the high speed service. the prompt is also expect -- project is also expected to create 1200 new jobs. if you think that the raven's tickets are pricey, there's good reason. it turns out that the ravens are one of the most expensive teams to watch in person. according to team marketing reports, it will cost you an
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average of $86 to sit in m&t bank stadium to watch a game and the patriots charged under $118. and you can pick up the cheapest at the brown's stadium at $54. and no need to spend all that money, you can watch the ravens for free here on wjz-13. see the ravens take on the bangles here this sunday at 1:00. i don't know if you saw it, but 2 and 3 were the giants and the jets. it's the same stadium, they're double dipping. >> and even the cheapest, $54. >> nfl's expensive. it's fun, but it's expensive mr.. >> >> weatherwise today. it's beautiful outside this morning. we have a bit of a coolness in the air. and high pressure is in control and we'll look at cumberland. 48 degrees this morning.
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en and the other thing, you notice the dew point into the 40s. and we'll take you in closer and show you as far as the winds go, they've died down and they're out of the northwest and it's been a dry couple of weeks and that trend is going to continue in the five-day forecast here. >> there's a front to the northwest. this is the front here. and it's really going to fizzle out as it moves our way. we'll see the clouds from it. that's about it and it gets out of here. and the other thing that the front does, it's deflecting the hurricane away from the united states. it comes through and moves to the east. we'll cool down on monday and it keeps igor away from the united states. you notice this sharp turn, that's when it pix up. and it's great for us and still underneath the tract. you can see the bands making their way there and this storm is moving slowly.
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it's really going to batter bermuda either moving close by or moving near. >> winds are 58 miles per hour and northwest at 18 miles per hour. see, it makes the turn closely. that's igor. this is karl, now on shore and really battering mexico. there's a lot of rain with this. last night, the rain is still out there and you can see the rainmaking their way up into south texas. >> it's quiet outside now. winds from the northwest at five to ten knots and bay temperatures, 74 degrees. 77 for the high today. sunny and partly cloudy and going down to 54 tonight and taking a look at the five-day forecast. tomorrow, we're back into the low 80s and you'll see the clouds passing by and monday, back into the 70s and tuesday,
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80 degrees and a warmup kicks in wednesday and thursday. 88 degrees for the high. both afternoons, wednesday and thursday. if you haven't closed the pool yet and you still possibly could keep it open, hold out for wednesday an thursday. >> and that high wednesday comes on the first day of fall? >> yes, that's the first day of fall and it won't feel like it. >> i love it. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning. their don't just happen in kansas any more. residents are cleaning up after a tornado strikes the big apple. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a slingshot sent a watermelon into this girl's face. yes! despite the hit, she was able to continue the challenge. she's a trooper for continuing on. look at her, she doesn't look bad at all. i'm sure it doesn't feel good though. good for her! >> and no matter how many times we show it, it still hurts. >> we'll watch it over and over again, and we will. i you can watch it overline if you need more of it. >> druid hill park is celebrating the 150th anniversary today and lots of cyclists will be there. mike schuh has more on this
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year's charm city cycle cross. this sounds cool, mike. hello, hello, hello. >> if you're explaining what it is, it's not road biking or mountain biking. chris is setting this up. thank you for doing this. >> it's close to a steeple chase on bike. there's a lot of pedaling and you're forced to get off the bike and get on the obstacles and run through sand. there's a variety of obstacles. >> they're basically going over the grass here and later on in the day, it is more of a course and the amateurs are going over bumpy hilly billy. the amateurs will set the course for the rest of the day
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and the professional riders will have a nicely warn in took and they'll use the different lines. they'll develop the different set of skills and race aggressively. it will be pretty fluid. how many are in this total. >> well, we have over 1200 people racing. people coming from all over the region? >> we have the farthest away,the czech and italy and california and chicago. and the good thing s this was for a few years and an international singleing -- sanctioning body said, they have something going on. >> it's been good and the largest attended race in the mid-atlantic for the last four years. we started strong and we make strides every year. pros have to come to collect
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the points. that's correct. points are important to the professionals. with the points, it guarantees a better start position and that's key. the first lap is crucial and the closer you can get to the front earlier, the better it is for you. it's free for the public to see. it's close to the zoo south to the lake. it's cool to watch at any level. it's still competition and the pro's later on in the afternoon. 'll come back and talk to a guy who came from italy to come to baltimore to be in the race. mike, i have a question for you. it looked like it was a road type bike, does he take that and jump off of the obstacles. yes, see how lights the. it's carbon fiber and they hop off of the bike and go over the obstacles and it's a road looking bike that's set for
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cross discipline. and they have different brakes. to the average, it looks like a road bike and they have different road bikes. they can fly on these things and they can hop off and go over. unlike mountain, they launch over the obstacles, you don't do that on cross. >> the course is probably shy of a couple kilometers. >> so, about 1.5 miles. >> yes. >> and the amateurs cleat it in -- complete it in how long? probably around 9 minutes and pro's, 7, maybe a few minutes longer. >> we'll talk to two pro's, a man and a woman in half an hour. we'll see you then. >> that's mike knapp from druid hill park. i'm trying to keep up with you, too. >> coming up on eyewitness news
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saturday morning. take a guess, if i found someone in high school with joe flacco and said, what do you remember about him. what would they say. >> they wouldn't say too much unless they were a teammate. >> his brother's friends can't believe what a big deal he's become. and wjz-13 asked to see your purple pride and you've delivered. here's what you've sent us, for more, go to wjz.com. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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take a look as we head into fall, 88 degrees wednesday, the warm air continues. joe flacco is one of the reasons that ravins are having high hopes. denise coke got to spend time with the man everyone's talking about. >> reporter: we rarely get to see the man behind the cool,
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calm exterior. i sat down and talked with him. >> on the raven's star studded roster, all eyes are on number five. quarter back flacco may hold the key to the super bowl dreams. joe, the first raven true quarter back takes it all in stride. >> did you know you would be where you are now doing what you're doing now? this is been an exciting five years i don't want to say i expected it, it's something i expected to be able to accomplish. it's been a lot of fun and hopefully the next five years will be fun. >> joe admits that this is fun for his -- tough for his mom to watch. -- was your mother deeply responsible for getting you where you are today
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>> she's proud, but nervous. i hope i'm not taking years off of her life. she's so nervous. >> you're live big yourself here? there >> yes. >> i'm by myself. i mean, i'm not doing too much laundry. she thinks i can handle myself well. i have two teen daughters. do you have a girlfriend. >> yes, we've been together since high school. she's from new jersey. >> that's unusual to catapult into the nfl and have the same girlfriend. it's probably unusual. >> she's dana and she worked in new jersey in camden, she's an x-ray technician and she has her own place and she's here a little bit. but she doesn't live we me.
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>> were you trained with this even temper. >> no. i'm myself. everyone gets nervous, stuff like that. and i'm sure, you get out there and play, it's all fun from there. >> joe says it surprises him when people come up and want to have their picture taken with him. it still flatters him and he always says yes. he's so humble. well, can the ravens make it two in a row. watch the game live on wjz. that's great. good story. >> nice guy, it looked like. coming up, the police release the frantic 911 calls made after a man opens fire in johns hopkins hospital. and dr. joe biden, the wife
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welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm andrea fujii in for gigi. >> i'm bernadette woods in for tim williams.
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it's a beautiful day. m&t bank stadium, nothing going on now, next week, we have the home opener. as far as the weather goes, the sunshine's out and temperatures on the rise. right now, 52 in baltimore and 52 in hagerstown and it's really dried out. dew point down to 49 degrees. 50 in westminster and 60 in kent island. this afternoon, we'll go up to 77 and we'll have a lot of sunshine and we'll have the five-day forecast coming up. >> thank you, bernadette. >> first, here's what people are talking about this morning. it's been three days since the shooting occurred in johns hopkins and today, the police continue to search for answers. john pardus shot his elderly mother's doctor. he went into his mother's room and shot her and himself. hopkins didn't close and many of those on campus the day
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after felt safe. >> what helped me was the feed back from my family and friends and i saw snipers and everything, i was like, wow, this is intense. >> bealefeld doesn't believe it was a planned shooting. david cohen is still in stable condition. >> and stay with wjz-13 for complete coverage of the shooting. wjz is always on. for more, go to wjz.com. the results are in and baltimore will have a new city state's attorney. jessamy broke the news to supporters at a press conference yesterday. >> i called bernstein and i adviced him i was conceding and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> with that, bernstein became the democratic nominee for the
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city state's attorney. it was a close election with bernstein edging out over a thousand votes. >> the results show we attracted a broad base of support across the city because people of all races, ages and economic roots were ready for a change. >> bernstein still has to win the general election in november. a maryland state senator accused of using his position to help a business pleads not guilty. he's accused of charging his influence to benefiting shoppers a grocery chain. he stepped down as chairman of the senate budget and taxation committee, but he's a senator running unopposed. no trail date is set. new details this morning on a woman held captive in a
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reisterstown apartment for nearly a year. kimberly king brought the mentally disabled woman to the hospital after she slipped into a coma, she woke up and said she was held captive by the two. police say they were stealing her social security benefits. well, don't miss out on ways to save money when it comes to your home. how to do smart laundry. 90% of the energy used for washing the clothes is for heating the water. first, use less water and cooler water. it can cut a load's energy use in half. i'm mary bubala, trying to help you be an energy saver. >> and for more information on how to be an energy saver, go
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to wjz.com and click on the special section on the home page. doctor jill biden was in town to stress the importance of education in the nation's community college. >> reporter: security's tight at anne arundel's arnold campus as jill biden meets with students and faculty promoting the obama's administration commitment to supporting the community colleges. >> president obama said, you know, he wants to meet the goal by 2010 for our nation to have the highest number of college graduates. >> she's taught at community colleges and teaches english at a community college. i always say, you're my heros. it's hard, what you're doing is so hard and you're persevering.
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>> reporter: she toured several facilities on campus and made pastries with arts students. >> and it's thrilling and so exciting i hope it is for the students who won't actually get to see her, but know that anne arundel was chosen for the faculty and programs and the quality. >> reporter: also, today,the white house announced that dr. biden will serve as chairwoman ever white house summit on community colleges october 59- all -- october 5th. >> it will bring the community colleges and federal aid state leaders and students together and they'll discuss ways to expand the nation's opportunities. it will bring if students and lead -- bring the students and leaders together. weatherwise today, it will be a nice one out there. we haven't had a nice start to
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the day. we watched a beautiful sunrise and now, the temperatures will warm up this afternoon. we have a front to the northwest. we've been dry the last few weeks. we had a few little rounds of rain and for the most part, we've been dry. clouds sunday and monday. before we get to that, it's 52 degrees and it dropped to 46 in cumberland and taking it in closer. it's ranging from the upper 40s to low 50s. and the winds are light to start the day. we won't have much of a wind today. we'll keep this out of the north. however, this is the front coming our way. we had showers coming out our way. you can see this bloom, that's north dakota and the front coming our way. the clouds will come through with it tomorrow and monday. it will be a small chance of a shower if that. that gets out of here and cools
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us down monday and we'll have a warm up towards the middle of the week. this is also keeping igor away from the united states. the winds are 109 miles per hour. there's a chance it could be a 3 again. and it will move to the north and the north east. the reason it takes a sharp turn is because of the front coming through for us proteching us. unfortunately, for bermuda, the path cons to -- continues to take it over bermuda. julia is down to a tropical storm and it will be taking a tunnel away and karl is down to a tropical depression. our waters, northwest winds at five to ten knots and we'll go up to 77 degrees tonight for the high and down to the 50s and then, tomorrow as we warm it up, we're up to 84 degrees and we'll see the clouds coming in and more clouds around monday and they'll get out of
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here, tuesday, a beautiful day and that will be followed by the warmup on the first day of fall wednesday. going for a high of 88 degrees. not bad for the first day of fall. >> i'll take that. >> still to come. your pets need rest after a surgical procedure like we do. we'll show you products that every pet owner should have ono,
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look at that gorgeous sunrise. 52 and breezy at 7:00 42 this morning. >> the cycle cross is driving through druid hill cross. and the event has brought across some of the best cyclists in the nation. hi, mike. this is steeple chase on bicycles. meaning they have to hop off the bikes. there are 1200 coming out this weekend. it's really a big deal. this is one of the top feels racing here and on the east coast. laura, welcome to baltimore. >> superglad to be here.
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you've had a good history with this race in the past. yes, i did mine here and won it and i'm looking forward to it again. what brings the athletes here to baltimore. it's exciting and it's spectator friendly and there's a lot going on and there's things for your children and the whole family can participate and drink beer. that, and the guy who's running this. it's his shop, it started in hamdon. he's running the race and starting a new shop and what was the other thing he was doing? >> well, this is the first year for a two day event in charm city. >> it's unbelievable you get the athletes to come here. is this course layed out differently? >> every cross course has its own recipe and variables. it's fun, it has a lot of
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natural obstacles in it. there's a downed tree we have to climb over and stair runups. it makes it challenging. it's quite fun. >> this is, for people who don't know, it's a mountain bike and a road bike. >> it's a combination of the two. good mud clearance on the brakes. it's light and supple so it has a lot of speed and power. there are a lot of pictures out there or cyclists suffering and a lot of people think they're bicyclists, but it's the top city cross races. that's when it's the most fun to watch. >> i want to come over here. you came from? >> italy. you've had great history in the race? >> yeah, i think like i won the race twice.
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>> and you're, like laura, a cycling professional. it stuns people to think you would come from italy to this race. >> well, yeah, i professional cyclist for a u.s. based team and i spend most of the time in the u.s.. a few years ago, i was in pennsylvania and this is close to me and it was the first race. it was interesting and now, i'm moved to ashville, north carolina and i still drive up. i really like this race. what is it you like about this? >> well, the park. and it's beautiful, you would see, when the racing starts, the people come to watch and drink beer. and very interesting for them, too. >> it's spectator friendly. you can come on the course and see people come around a few times in a row and -- you can
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cheer and heckle them. it's entertainment. when we ride up and see the people involved, it's a boost. >> people don't realize what a world class event this is, but you have a guy from italy doing it. >> you look about 120 pounds soaking wet and you're all muscle and lung. that's fantastic and you race on the tour of california and you're here and your goal for today is? >> try to win the race and try to make it three wins on baltimore on charm city and we'll see what's happening. >> how much is preparation and how much happens on the course? >> well, it's the first race for me, i don't know how the leg reacts. it's intense and you find some writer [ indiscernible ] >> some some are already warmed up.
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it's like about an hour. >> it's like an hour long sprint. >> yes. >> say the name of your team? race for the subaru. it starts account 9:00 and runs until 5:00. just walking out here and looking at the gear. so, mike, we think it is a beautiful day and they would prefer the rain for the mud? >> do you prefer when it's wet and muddy. yes, some riders like the slippery course. some other riders like the run with carrying the bike on their shoulders. some riders hate it. what's your preference. >> i like when it's slippery. [ laughter ] >> all right, my man.
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i appreciate it. there are obstacles and unlike the mountain bikes, they have to hop off the bike and go over the water and the tree and the log and it's exciting to see. if you get a minute, come out this weekend. >> it's fun for the spectators, too. >> cool, thanks, mike reporting live from druid hill park. >> still ahead, life's no picnic for your pet when they have a procedure, we'll show you how ,,,,,,,,
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i wouldn't use it on a sensitive or shy dog. but something bigger. >> maybe a small dog, it would empower them. well, they have different sizes. it looks like a life preserver, too. you'll have medicine to take home from your vet and you may need to use peanut butter. and for kitties, replace the litter an use newspaper cut up and they sell palates like that. that's for less abrasion and dust. and you want to keep your pets from doing too much. if you can isolate the kitties in a room. the pets need to be kept warm. this is a warming pad. a lot of times, they're chilly and you want to raise their body temperature. you can put this in their bed
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