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pocket boofnlgt the question of whether there will be tax increases keeps coming up. >> the last thing the american taxpayer wants to hear is about taxes. >> is that a no? >> that's a no. that's a blanket no. >> may i respond briefly? >> yes, very briefly. >> thank you. the former governor's credibility op this issue is nonexistent. he made the same pledges eight years ago. when you got in, you raised the property tax. >> i think we have focused on the problem. the governor doesn't understand the fundamentals of state government [ applause ] >> it appears. >> please hold your applause. >> reporter: the candidates also took shots at each other over campaign ads including the bge rate increase. >> you should have known or knew you were demo gogueing on the issue.
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>> after your folks bragged about giving our public service folks a lobotomy. >> you promised 7%. it went up 80% and you said, sorry, didn't mean it. >> serious debate. serious issues. >> reporter: both campaigns are claiming victory. now that they have two debates under their becialghts the pattern is forming. there's no shortage of issues for them to fight over. reporting from washington, d.c., i'm pat warren. now back to you on television hill. >> we invite you to stay with wjz for complete coverage of campaign 2010 for the latest poll results, log on to >> another big story we're following, a fight over the most controversial contract in baltimore city's school history. it would base their pay on
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performance. the votes are being counted right now. kelly? >> reporter: it was an impressive turnout. thousands of union members showed up to vote on a contract that's very rare in u.s. education systems. it would change how teachers are made, not based on years of service but based on performance. from talking to the people in the voting line, it's hard to tell which way this contract will go. baltimore teacher union has never seen this big of a turn jut for a contract vote. >> they herded us in all the way back to an auditorium and just keep making us circle around. >> reporter: the long wait is already aggravated the heated crowd. the changes could be unprecedented higher salaries for high performance teachers it. would eliminate step raises for years of service and instead
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reward teachers on performance and student achievement. there's also a 2% raise. >> i'm going to vote no because of the details, the evaluation process for teachers, is not clear it puts people on point. it makes sure that everybody is teaching, everybody is working towards the same goals. >> i taught at a nightmare school in baltimore city. the thought of some people who might have evaluations based on student achievement when the students don't care. their parents don't care. the school is poorly run by administration. the only ones health accountable are us. >> you can move as quickly as you want or you can move as slow as you want but you do move. >> reporter: the union president stands behind the offer after eight months of negotiating. >> we tried to make this clear how you would move up. you are no longer sthuk in just the professional. you have an opportunity to move over to the model.
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>> the evaluation system is broken. right now this is the change we were have. this is the change they're giving us. i'd say let's go for it. >> the competition makes me worried. >> reporter: so you're going to vote no? >> leaning more towards no. >> reporter: there are 6800 union members. we do not know exactly how many showed up here today and yesterday for this vote, but right now union representatives have to hand count the ballots. so it will take some time. union representatives tell us they hope to have it done by 11:00 tonight. that's when we'll note results. >> all right. thank you very much, kelly. if passed tonight the school board would have to aapprove the contract. heavy rains moved through maryland and the winds are expected to pick up. the downpours sent people running for cover. it also caused slow driving conditions. lots of clouds hanging around
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as we take a live look out. when will the system clear out. bob, what's it like out there right now? >> to the west of us a batch of showers along the blue ridge mountains. otherwise, you're seeing clearing. the bulk of the rain we see off to the east and continues to move away. this batch, just north of fairmont continues to move towards our region. we have a chance of one more shower and then things quiet down. heavy rains continue across northeast maryland, north of delaware. the bulk of the region has cleared out. this last batch moving through. maybe a sprinkle overnight and a brief sprinkle tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow we'll be dealing with more than winds than rain. tim? >> just to reiterate what bob said, a lot of blue skies.
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a little while ago i was here. we're starting to seat clearing conditions. you feel the temperatures. the winds will intensify, up to 40 to 50 miles an hour as the low moves up to new england and bombs out. it will reintensify as it starts to wrap tightly and those winds will create a bit of a pressure radiant. the high pressure building in. the low pressure moving out. it's the pressure between the two that creates the descrong -- strong wind. you will feel it heading into the weekend. the wind also calm down boy saturday. tomorrow the headlines will be high winds. bob will have the first warning forecast in a few minutes. >> thank you. stay with wjz for coverage. remember, wjz is always on. we have an update on breaking news we've been following. baltimore county crews are at the scene of a fire in owings
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mills. they arrived at 25 tollgate road to find the home fully involved. it's unclear high the fire started. no injuries or rescues are reported. lots of questions in a carroll county area. two men were found shot to death. weijia jiang reports with the latest from state police. >> reporter: this is a very tight knit neighborhood. one man who live there is says everyone knew the two men couldn't get along. he never thought the fight would end like this. in this neighborhood two familyings, two doors apart are mourning the loss of two men. it was a murder-suicide. maryland state troopers were called to the 1500 block of pilgrim lane to the home of
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steven focht. >> he was in the driveway with gunshot wounds. >> reporter: it was 51-year-old gregory martin who pulled the trigger. martin followed him home before killing hem and then went to his home around the corner where he turned the gun on himself in the backyard. police say the two men have had a contentious relationship for years often fighting over neighborhood issues like property lines. >> there had been prior police response at those locations, neighborhood disputes between the two. >> reporter: state property records show martin still owns the house. his estranged wife still lives there. each men had two children. there was fighting in 2007 and 2008 but no criminal prosecution ever followed. reporting in westminster, tonight, weijia jiang, wjz,
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eyewitness news. >> police continue to interview family members and neighbors. a new terror threat in the nation's capital. al qaeda is. ing attacks on restaurants in washington, d.c. during the busy lunchtime rush. >> an online al qaeda publication is urging the attacks. terrorists are urging that jihadist shoot up areas. u.s. authorities say it's the same group that and the failed bombing on christmas day. u.s. counter terrorism officials say these are real threats. >> it comes in the october issue of a publication which is called inspire. a jury continues to hear testimony in a high profile murder trial. dennis tetso is charged with killing his wife, even though her body has never been found. we have new information from
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the lead investigator in the case. >> reporter: police say that dennis tetso's timeline of events doesn't match up with the evidence, including ez pass and phone records. the lead investigator in tracy tetso's disappearance told jurors her husband dennis do you suspicions with conflicting stories. dennis first said he didn't leave the house. in another interview he said he did. records pinpoint his cell phone in glen burnie where police found tracy's car and said he was through with his marriage after he discovered his wife was having an affair with this man, christian sinnott but investigators uncovered a pledge he wrote to save his marriage in blood and phone calls revealing it was tracy who wanted to and the marriage. >> just get your things and go. >> if that's what you want, you're going to get this. >> okay.
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>> i'll take my things, i'll move on. >> reporter: the lead investigator testified dennis tetso lied about being with a friend the day tracy vanished. that man was the best man at their wedding. dennis admitted he had that friend follow tracy. she complained her husband was stalking her. >> i don't have peace of mind. now he's hounding people here. >> reporter: dennis said tracy came home watched tv. he never talked to her and she left the house when he went inside to take a shower, never returned. >> don't ask like you're a saint because you're not. >> you know what? you're not a saint. >> never said i was. >> reporter: the disefs will cross exam the lead investigator when the trial resumes tomorrow morning. reporting at the circuit court in towson. >> thank you. this is one of a handful of
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murder cases ever tried in maryland where the body has not been recovered. tonight maryland is reporting its first flu case of the season and it is a strain of the h1n1 virus. jessica kartalija is live with the wjz health report. jessica? >> reporter: everyone is urged to get the flu shot or the flu mist this year even if you're totally healthier. this year it's easier than ever. baltimore city health officials get their flu shot as the first case is confirmed here in maryland. >> we expected to see that. this is the beginning of the flu season. we want to take the opportunity to remind individuals that the best way to protect themselves and their families against the flu is to get vaccinated. >> reporter: it protects against both the h1n1 virus and the seasonal flu and is readily available. >> they're available in
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pharmacist, health dparm clinics. so we don't need to prioritize people. >> reporter: at dozens of clinics in baltimore city people wait for their free vaccine. >> eight years ago i started to get the flu shot because i was getting older and this was beneficial. >> i had the flu once and i don't want it again, ever, and i get the flu shot every year. >> reporter: 75 million americans will get flu this year. health officials here in maryland say the state is prepared. >> we know we have that virus, h1n1 here in maryland now. so the good news, unlike last year, is we have the vaccine that protects gns it. >> reporter: pregnant women and seniors, especially throws in nursing homes are urged to get vaccine as soon as possible. >> anyone and everyone above the age of six months get vaccinated, especially those individuals with chronic illnesses affecting their lungs, their hearts, kidneys. >> reporter: the first known
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h1n1 flu patient is being treated in an baltimore area hospital and is expected to recover. this is the first year that healthy adults have been urged to get the vaccine and that's due to last year's h1n1 pandemic. denise? >> thank you. for information on free cline nick unless baltimore city dial 311. we have breaking news on interstate 95. there is an overturned vehicle. >> reporter: we're nell being ridge, anne arundel, southbound along i-59a vehicle has overturned. fire apparatus is on the seafnlt the person escaped without serious injury. you can expect about a 15-meant delay southbound on i-359 from baltimore county. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news, the world
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watched as they were pulled to safety. what the chilean miners are doing one day after the rescue. i'm suzanne collins at arundel mills. if a slot parlor is built here, what entertainment will they have? what food? >> maryland dealing with wet weather. when will the skies clear up. the answer in the updated forecast. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. his past attacks have been called deceptive, his new attack, false. harris voted for deregulation increasing our electric bills by 72% it's not surprising,
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harris always sides with the big guys. he opposes cracking down on wall street and supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. harris even opposed making big insurance cover cancer screenings. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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@ bob ehrlich is desperate, and he'll say anything to get elected. negative attacks the media have repeatedly called "dishonest" and "total malarkey." and why can't we trust bob ehrlich? because he raised taxes and fees by $3 billion then denied it... because he says he's for us, but made $2.5 million at a special interest lobbying firm. and ehrlich says he'll cut education again if elected governor. bob ehrlich-- a career politician we really can't trust.
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a first look at a controversy plan. if it's approved by voters november 2nd, we may know what the casino looks like. suzanne collinses has more. >> reporter: this shows what the casino will look like at arundel mills if developers approved. developer david cordish says he's attracting chef bobby flay. >> he will be coming in with one of his concepts into our casino. >> reporter: also, cheesecake factory and ruth's chris steakhouse has agreed to open at arundel mills, but there will be two local companies, too. one is obrycki's seafood. >> i think it's a great thing for the state of maryland and the region. >> reporter: rams head tavern
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plans to open aen have knew. >> it will be similar to what you see in annapolis, approximately 300 seats. >> reporter: it will attract more people and increase their concerns. >> it will exas bait -- exacerbate parking and traffic. >> reporter: cordish says if they get a yes vote they will start construction immediately. a temporary structure within months and a permanent one by 2012. >> this will be a world class reg flail destination. this is not a slot box. >> reporter: we'll know if cordish's dream becomes a reality on november 2 . >> now the cordish company has been granted a state slot license but the judge aloud opponents to let the issue go on the ballot.
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>> you're betting on the ravens, our experts say put your bet on the purple birds. mark? >> we also say if you're -- you're betting, do it legally. i got it 31-20 ravens. stan closer. my cohose goes 26-20 for the ravens. scott has it close, 24-23. the morning team, ed norris 30- 17. coming up later in sports we'll get away from the guessing and we'll hear from the ravens about their preparations for tom brady. >> vegas wants to make sure they vast numbers down. you can see the ravens take on the new england patriots this sunday.
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kickoff is at 1 p.m. our coverage bens -- begins when the game is over. we will vast post game show. >> if you're heading out, sunny and 60 on sunday. it's going to rain tonight and tom but clearing by the weekend. take a look plat temperatures. we cleared for the most part. 55. north winds at five. they'll be ping up. the barometer is on the way back up. we'll have a look at the weekend forecast right after this. - ( music playing ) - we know technology can make you more connected.
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the bulk of the rain has moved away. take a look at the radar. we have one batch of showers to the west of us, but that's dying out. just west of westminster down through liberty county, one batch of showers that seems to be weakening. the batch of rain has moved up to the east and north. the rain that we saw over elkton and northern delaware has moved out. maybe one more shower yet this evening, then looking at a clearing but breezy condition. that will be the major feature. 55 degrees now. 4345 in oakland.
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57 in cumberland. 59 ocean city. 60 in washington. the dew point continues to drop. dry air is slowly moving in. we'll see stars later on tonight. the winds coming out of the for the and picking up. by late tonight generally 15 to 0. tomorrow 20, 5 even 40 miles an hour as the deep low pressure is developing off the east coast. new england's going to get hit with a lot of wind, a lot of rain. that's why we're talking about foxboro, and they're getting rain. rainy in new york, long island, much of western connecticut. across northern vermont, northern new hampshire, cold air comes back. they expect to see a lot of wet snow, over 2,000 feet for those folks. with the trees still with leaves there could be power outages. for us the rain is gone for the most part, breezy and
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pleasantly cool position. paula continues to weaken as it moves across cuba. boy saturday a remnant low. about an inch and a half of rain across the keys. small craft advisory on the bay tomorrow and west winds 20 to 25 knots. tonight maybe a brief shower, breezy. tomorrow mid-60s, a nice fall day except for the wind. sun and clouds from time to time but a flies weekend. he'll have the forecast coming up. still to come tonight, a teenager found dead in a men's restroom, why police believe her husband killed her. how a group pulled off the largest medicare scam in history. i'm alex demetrick. a close encounter with a comet.
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>> we're counting you down to the ravens big game in new england. the ravens and the patriots have a history of close games and going into this game ray lewis and tom brady, big fans of one another. we'll hear from both of them we'll hear from both of them when eyewitness news continin,,,
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i like a party as much as the next gal but, come on. $60,000 for one dinner held by the department of justice. $66 per person just for bagels at one of the nasa's shindigs. i cracked down because big government shouldn't be funding big banquets with your money. some people say i'm a bit of a tightwad. i say, i'm barbara mikulski and i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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mostly cloudy and 55 degrees. good evening. here's some stroifort ris people are talking b finally safe at home. many of the rescued chilean miners are with their families tonight. we have more on their first full day of freedom. >> reporter: the 33 rescued miners found their new sprawled fame across the headlines. they read chilean newspapers in the copiapo regional hospital. they also met with sebastian pinera who promised to improve worker safety. he said we will never allow workers to work in unsafe conditions. doctors say all the miners
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remain tns. they're being release once medical exams are complete. >> from their psychological view point, they're going to receive extra support for at least the next six months. >> reporter: family and friends packed up tents and supplies at camp hope, grateful their long vigil was over. >> reporter: that sentiment is shared across the world. the chilean consulate has been flooded with calls expressing congratulations and solidarity. >> from the miners we have learned that you have -- fight until the end. >> reporter: in the coming weeks the men will have to decide whether they'll return to the mine, something most of the relatives are dead set against. reporting for cbs news, new
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york. >> president pinera said the total cost of the rescue was between $10 and $20 million and that the government will send the final bill to the company that runs the man. a teen is found dead on a campus bathroom. the girl is identified as diana done discal lez. armando perez is a person of interest the. though said gonzalez had recently filed a restraining order against him. the board of medical exams said dr. steven brigham had his
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customers come to his clinic for abortions. a close call for a prince george's podge -- prince george's family. a car was found 33 minutes later about a mile away next to oxen run park. the tilde child was sleep and unharmed in the back seat. dozens of people nationwide have been ray rested in what police are calling the largest medicare scam he vemplet the suspects stole the identities of doctors and patients and set up phantom bank accounts. it was led by an armenian crime boss and cheated med care out of $160 million. most of the defendants were captured in new york city and los angeles. foreclosures hit a record high over the summer. this comes as many lenders are under fire for using faulty paperwork to kick people out of
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their homes. alexis christoforous has more on the housing crisis. >> reporter: the foreclosure epidemic got worse this summer. in the last three months banks seized more than a quart million properties, 288,000 repo sessions. that's a 22% jump from the same period last year. it means lenders are on pace to repo sees more than a million homes by the end of the year. that number could drop as lenders put a freeze on foreclosure foreclosure. they're looking into allegations that some banks rubber stamped e veries based on faulty documents. buyers have been snapping up distressed properties at bargain prices. joshua cooper was two weeks away from closing on this house in florida when his bank called off the deal. >> we got the phone call that the bank was canceling the contract and pulling the house
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off the market. we were just shocked, stunned. >> reporter: economists worry that freezing foreclosures will just extend the housing crisis. >> we won't be able to work with them. house price also be weaker for longer. that means the economy can't gain track son. >> reporter: add up all the foreclosure filings and the total shows one in every 139 homeowners is in some kind of trouble. alexis christoforous, cbs news, new york. >> this summer's foreclosures was the highest number in a quarter since the housing crisis began in 2006. time for a look at the stories in tomorrow's baltimore sun. more on the second showdown between governor martin o'malley and bob ehrlich. and three things that have to go right for the ravens to beat patriots. remember to look for the updated forecast on the first
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warning weather team. comet hartley. >> comets come in all shapes and sizes. the closer they come to the sun the bright are they burn. comet hartley started burning last month. it's a new visitor but not a young one. >> it was formed 4 1/2 million years ago. >> reporter: a spacecraft built by johns hopkins lab will rendezvous with hartley looking to unlock throws secrets with cameras clicking. >> all kinds of different colors. ice, rock. we'll be using an infrared
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meter. >> reporter: it carried out its primary mission of smashing a weight into another comet to create a crater for a look inside. the more we know the safer we might be. >> we need to understand them to take action to protect the earth from an incoming come pet. >> reporter: using deep impact for a second one is a bonus. >> we need to get the whole puzzle. >> reporter: it comes closer to the earth than most, just 10 million miles. it's also something of a distant relative. >> it's like the first stuff that collapsed. it's the most unprocessed, uncooked stuff we have. >> reporter: the stuff of us. alex demetrick, eyewitness news. >> it may come close next wednesday and will show as a bright eye. >> 10 million miles away?
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>> that's good. let's keep it far away. >> i never thought about that being close. still to come, president obama fights for the youth vote. how he's using mtv. a missing 10-year-old girl. where police are focusing their search tonight. >> bob turk. a nice weekend shaping up. i'll have the five-day forecast. wjz is always on. here are the top stories. for updates log on to , when i melt to sleep with unisom sleep melts i get to sleep faster, stay asleep and wake refreshed. melt to sleep fast. unisom sleep melts.
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♪ only southwest... ♪ two bags fly free! ♪ ♪ sing it with me! [ all ] ♪ ♪ only at southwest! -[ ding ] -[ laughter and applause ] president obama is holding a townhall meeting and is firing up voters. but as joel brown reports, some college students no longer sport president. >> reporter: senior jared kleiner voted for president obama, but like many young voters he now has his doubts about the democrats. >> there are more reservations now as opposed to 2008. i think young people are still for the most part with him. >> reporter: the obama campaign focused on mobilizing the youth vote two years ago. now president obama is trying to bring them back to the voting booth. he hold a town meet on mtv
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tackling everything from don't ask, don't tell to the climate on capitol hill. >> how will you improve the climate? >> people start emma a sizing differences after the election. >> reporter: the president has already held two college rallies and plans another on sunday at ohio state. the president as his work cut out for him. a new ap mtv poll shows 44% of college students approve of the job he's doing, down from last year. this student said president obama hasn't delivered. >> the debt is all left to us. we're in the getting the solutions that we expected from him. >> reporter: it's the economy that's on voter's minds. republicans are sinking their teeth into that issue and gaining in the polls with the
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mid-term elections less than three weeks away. washington joel brown, eyewitness news. >> all 435 seats in the house and 37 seat unless the senate are at stake this election. the search continues in north carolina for the search of a 10-year-old girl. police believe zahra baker was alive when the family moved. search crews are focusing on a work site where the father works as a landscaper. a newly licensed driver near pittsburgh make has mistake that damages the department of motor vehicle building. police say a teenager although just passed his driver's test crashed into the front door and window. they say he put the car into drive instead of worse. the driver suffered minor injuries. >> it's an explanation which probably disapointed a lot of ufo enthusiasts in new york city. those shiny objects which caused a comost turned out to be balloons.
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accuweather said the bright sunlight caused them to look multicoverred and the winds made this look like they were hovering. >> like there arbitrate enough exciting things -- like there aren't enough exciting things happening in new york city. >> a day after the miracle rescue, 33 miners plan their new lives. here's a look at tonight's closing numbers on wall street. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,
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the rain has moved out and the winds will be moving. tim williams has a more detailed look. at least tonight you don't vast nats. >> the rain has chased them away. it starts out chilly tomorrow. 46 is the average, maybe cooler in the north and west suburbs. we'll see a good bit of sunshine. the winds will pick up.
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gusts in the 30 to 40-mile-an- hour range. overnight lows in the 40-degree range. for the next five days we send it in to bob. >> a lot of sunshine. saturday, sunday, monday, back up into the mid to low 60s. >> ray lewis and the ravens go [ male announcer ] martin o'malley sworn in. inherits a billion-dollar surplus, low unemployment. o'malley signs the biggest tax hike in maryland history. raids chesapeake bay fund to cover spending. gives raises to top aides. business climate ranks 45th worst in the nation. now 200,000 jobs lost. o'malley covers up jobs report that proved maryland's economy stalled. if re-elected, o'malley will raise taxes again.
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whether he does, is up to you.
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the ravens were back at full pace, all taking part after they sat out yesterday with injuries. they're preparing for that clash with the patriots. the pats are led by veteran qeab tom brady. he led income to three super bowl titles. brady professes great admiration. i asked ray lewis how he rates brady. >> anytime you get someone like that and put talent around him, brady doesn't have three rings for nothing. he will take what the defense
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gives him. >> i got a lot of respect for these guys. they play really hard, very well coached, physical, very emotional team. i think they play with energy and enthiewlsism for what they're doing. you have to be able to match that. once they get fired up, it's tough to calm them down. >> brady doesn't have to worry about the linebacker. he's on injured reserve but is eligible to play next week. the raves return to the site offer that playoff try yum from 10 months ago. we continue when the game ends. we'll have our special post game show all here sunday on wjz. other nfl news. brett favre returned to practice in minnesota today, a day after he sat out suffering
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from tendinitis. favre said the pain could cause him to miss a game which would end his consecutive game streak. that's a league record. the vikings play at dallas on sunday. >> another qb back to work. green bay's aaron rodgers practiced after the concussion. maryland goes on the road to clemson on saturday. you condition see the terps and tigers right here on wjz. coverage comes your way at noon. the baseball playoffs resume tomorrow night. texas plays host to the yankees. new york starts the big left hander. c.c. sabathia, a power pitcher. he will be facing a rangers lineup that's new. cj wilson talked about facing new york and sabathia. >> i don't face him. yeah, his uniform is much bigger than mean and his feet
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are bigger than mine but i'm not trying to fill his shoes. i'm trying to get hitters out. >> reporter: the rangers are coming off a series win over tampa bay, the first playoff win in texas hex. orioles manager buck showalter is home recovering from knee surgery. he will have each of the knees operated on this off season and is expected to mick an announcement -- make an announcement soon on the coaching staff. he is scheduled to be in baltimore for organizational meetings next week. got a new manager and he might want some other coaches in there. we'll see. >> thank you. we'll be right back. the foreclosure crisis is getting ugly. who's been signing some of the paperwork. plus, what happens when you
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die? legendary actor clint eastwood explores that. explores that. tonight only on the "cbs ,,,,,,,
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i like a party as much as the next gal but, come on. $60,000 for one dinner held by the department of justice. $66 per person just for bagels at one of the nasa's shindigs. i cracked down because big government shouldn't be funding big banquets with your money. some people say i'm a bit of a tightwad. i say, i'm barbara mikulski and i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you.
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bob ehrlich is desperate, and he'll say anything to get elected. negative attacks the media have repeatedly called "dishonest" and "total malarkey." and why can't we trust bob ehrlich? because he raised taxes and fees by $3 billion then denied it... because he says he's for us, but made $2.5 million at a special interest lobbying firm. and ehrlich says he'll cut education again
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if elected governor. bob ehrlich-- a career politician we really can't trust. at 10:00 the "the mentalist" followed by eyewitness news at 11. people getting competitive about their napping be a bit. spanish fans curled up for the first ever see's that contest. the mean in-day contest aims to promote the midday night, the spanish tradition that has been replaced with a more fast-paced life-style. >> it's catching. how do they verify they're asleep. >> i could when i was a kid. >> i'm denise koch. >> i'm vic carter. don't go away. much more on the "cbs evening news" with katie
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>> couric: tonight, banks repossessing homes in record numbers. but are they doing it it legally? wait until you hear who is signing some of the paperwork. i'm katie couric. also tonight, after 10 weeks in darkness, those chilean miners are basking in the spotlight and their newfound celebrity. control of congress is up for grabs, and independent voters could be the deciding factor. we'll listen to their american voices. and clint eastwood-- actor, director, and that legendary line. would do you it for me? >> you'd be tough to resist. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the numbers are staggering-- american homes are being repossessed by the hundreds of thousands. more than 800,000 so far this anar.


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