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the maryland transportation authority imposed $1.50 a month fee, and began charging $21 for the easy pass trans ponders beginning in july. but maryland state legislators have been getting a free ride. they're not being charged for the easy pass transponders. maryland politics watch, a blog that has 25,000 readers a month, says the public is complaining about this pitical plug. >> anytime when politicians cut benefits to go to poor people, and also raise taxes, special live the sales -- the state sales tax, then why are they holding out for their own perks? and we got a lot of traffic on this. a lot of people were worked up about it. they said, hey, what's going on in annapolis. >> reporter: this letter was send out by maryland legislative leaders. we felt it was very important that we weren't getting the benefit the rest of the general public wasn't getting. we've asked the legislators to
turn their responders back in, if in fact they want to purchase it like any other maryland citizen. i think that's the appropriate way to go. >> reporter: the maryland transportation authority said last year 137 state legislators used their free easy passes for an estimated loss of state revenue amounting to $11,500. we asked people who paid to use the bay bridge what they think of the free and easy riders. >> i was not aware the state employees and legislators got free use of the easy pass. but they give themselves many other free perks that they ask us to pay for. add-on taxes to us, add-on fees for us for the easy pass, instead of it eessentially being a free service. many are going to delaware or virginia to get their easy pass. >> the maryland transportation authority in response to a freedom of information request released this list naming eight state senators and 64 maryland
delegates who still have easy pass transponders, despite the request that they turn them in or pay for them. back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. cab drivers in d.c. are calling for council member jim graham's resignation. they arrested his chief of staff on bribery charges last week. loza is accused of accepting $1,500 in bribes and free trips in exchange for helping to push legislation that would benefit some in the taxi industry. graham is the chairman of the committee that oversees the taxi cab industry. there are new details that raise questions about whether graham could have seen trouble for loza. the washington city paper has uncovered court records and e-mails that show graham paid or loaned loza thousands of dollars for personal matters. prince georges county police are searching for a gunman who openedire on two teenagers last night around 11:30 on 56th
avenue and riverdale heights. a 16-year-old boy was shot to death. and a 17-year-old was also struck. pat collins joins us from prince georges county police headquarters with more on the story. pat? >> reporter: jim, two months ago he was robbed. two days ago he was beaten. last night he was killed. trouble had a way of finding marcus medina. an all-too familiar sight. a mother's tears after her son is gunned down in the street. this time the victim, marcus medina, a student at parkdale high school, he was just 16 years old. this time the scene 56th avenue and riverdale. this time, like so many other times, the young victim's family left with a great sense of sorrow. >> he didn't have to die like that.
>> reporter: two days ago, marcus came home. he had bruises on all over his face. his mother asked him what happened. she said he wouldn't say. two months ago marcus told friends he was robbed on 56th avenue. but for some reason he was drawn to that place. that place where he was killed last night. tom werts lives nearby. he has a hard time sleeping, and when he can't sleep, he goes to the front porch and whittles. last night he heard an argument. he heard the shots. he saw the victim. >> the conversation was, i want my stuff back. and then he shot and ran off. >> reporter: how many shots did you hear? >> between four and five. >> reporter: and there was a cop close by? >> he was in the neighborhood. and he ran -- he was just ahead of me running around the corner to the victim who was on the ground. >> reporter: so yet another street shooting. another young life lost.
marcus medina's sister still in disbelief. >> the people responsible for this. >> they have to go to jail for what they did. >> reporter: police looking into the possibility that drugs or robbery may be linked to this case of murder. they're looking for three suspects who made their getaway in a honda car. >> pat, thank you. u.s. officials met face to face with iran today for the first time in three decades. six world powers participated in today's talk with iranian officials near geneva with high hopes of encouraging iran from their nuclear program. today's meeting fulfills obama's promise for diplomacy with iran. >> if iran does not take steps in the near future to live up to
its obligations, then the united states will not continue to negotiate indefinitely. and we are prepared to move towards ineased pressure. >> president obama says iranian officials have two weeks to allow u.n. inspectors full access to their nuclear facility. the top military commander in iraq says scaling down military objectives there would be a mistake, and says the war in afghanistan can be a success. mcchrystal made the comments in a speech near london today. he said past mistakes include a high number of civilian deaths there have ended support for the war and adds that the u.s. cannot afford to make any more. mcchrystal also says washington does not have an unlimit amount of time to settle or a new strategy for the 8-year-o afghan work. mcchrystal is said to be seeks as many as 40,000 additional troops for the war. that has generated concern about how long the u.s. could be there. jim? >> it has been more than 24 hours since a powerful earthquake struck indonesia, and
the effort to free the survivors is turning desperate now. that quake had a magnitude of 7.6, and the town of padang appears to have borne the brunt of it. at least 777 people have been killed with thousands still trapped. more than 500 hotels, houses, schools, hospitals, and other buildings have been damaged or destroyed. rescue workers are using heavy equipment now to free survivors, while civilians are using any tools they can get their hands . there have been some moments of victory to encourage the rescuers. they worked for hours to free a woman who was trapped in a collapsed house buried under heavy debris. finally she was pulled, as you see, from the wreckage. her face was batter erd and she was weak and clearly in pain. but she was still alive. rescue efforts also continue in samoa, following tuesday's deadly double disaster. the number of people killed by the tsunami which was triggered by an 8 magnitude earthquake is
at 150. relief supplies and volunteers are pouring into the small island nation. but the remote location is hampering some efforts. a u.s. navy ship with medical supplies arrived yesterday. australia officials are sending 20 tons of humanitarian aid. hundreds of survivors are being treated in the hospitals that are still standing. officials expect the death toll to rise as the search across the islands continues. good evening. bob ryan storm center 4. a chilly day, with the clouds that are out there now. really beginning to dissipate as that sun gets lower in the sky. look at the morning low temperatures. we were at 50 here. that was the mild side. that bay keeping folks around the bay and into southern maryland a little milder there were spots into the 30s. right now we're only into the 60s. colors beginning. a little bit around here. here's where it looks in far northern new hampshire. color is just about peaking.
i'll tell you about the weekend foliage and where you can see it, and also our weekend weather when i join you downstairs. >> that was 32 in culpepper? >> that was the report. thermometer in culpepper had some issues with it. there were spots certainly in the 30s in the low protected areas. >> thank you. a huge headache for homeowners and commuters in the hyattsville area. a water main broke sending thousands of gallons of water rushing down queensbury and queens chapel road and into nearby houses. megan mcgrath has more. >> reporter: the 16-inch pipe broke early this morning. sending water gushing downhill and into homes on queensbury road. this house was flooded. the water rising three feet in the basement. the family had to be evacuated. fernando was allowed to stay in his place, but ten inches of water created quite a mess.
>> cabinets, bookcases, and the washer and dryer still soaked. underwater, yeah. >> reporter: not a good morning. >> i have to go to home depot like a portable sump pump. >> reporter: the pipe that burst is an old one and that likely played a role in the break. >> we have a 16-inch water main that dates back to 1933. about # 6 years old. and at this point we believe the t, like a small pipe that connects the fire hydras in the main, we think that the t blew. and that's what caused the break. >> reporter: 17 customers lost water, including the day care center at first united methodist church. parents who dropped off their kids were warned that the center would close early if water wasn't restored soon. >> i have to take leave from work. you do what you got to do. >> a bit of a problem. but i have a nice understanding boss. i'll probably have to make the time up another week. >> reporter:or a while early this morning, all the north boun lanes were closed while crews tried to cut off the water.
they were able to reopen one lane in time for e morning rush hour. in hyattsville, megan mcgrath, news 4. this afternoon a spokesperson at wssc tells us crews are replacing the old section of pipe with a new one. they hope to have the roadway completely open by 7:00 tonight. let's hope they do. news 4 at5:00, will the chickens come home to roost in your neighborhood. also tonight, the unusual incident that left a homeowner startled and a capitol police officer under arrest. new details about the health of michael jackson and whether it was a contributing cause to his death. plus, a crackdown on bootleg dvds and where it led police. if you hate overdraft fees, wait until you get hit by extended overdraft fees.
this is in the backyard of a capitol hill home. those are chickens. the children fell in love with fowl after a school project. >> they had hatched chickens in the classroom, and the kids had a fabulous time with it. and they started visiting their cousins in austin, texas, and santa fe, new mexico. so we decided to hatch them ourselves. >> reporter: but the coop is empty these days and the chickens are in exile on a farm. >> they barked at the chickens and they called the police. the police came and said we had to bring them back to the farm or get rid of them. >> reporter: it's not illegal to raise chickens in the district, just difficulty. >> we didn't know that there was a 50-foot rule in d.c. that pre vents somebody with a backyard my size from keeping chickens. so we came into it not really knowing exactly what we were doing. >> reporter: they're spearheading an effort to get
the restrictions relaxed. it would help ease the 50-foot rule. >> you don't have to be as far away from the next house as the current law states. but if just one of your neighbors objects, then you can't do it. >> reporter:here would be sanitation guidelines, restrictions on the number of birds and necessary inspections as well. but an informal survey of the family's neighbors say most don't seem to mind. >> i have no problem with it. i think it's great for kids. it teaches them responsibility. taking care of is something like that. and they're contributing to the environmentecosystem. >> i don't know what the big issue was about having them there. i would much rather see chickens than guns. >> the chickens themselves will give you an egg a day. you don't need a rooster. you get an egg a day from every chicken from a laying chicken. the pet that gives back. >> karen said thehickens will also eat kitchen waste that they
turn into compost. she's already gotten requests for chicken droppings. the council member said they're trying to bring d.c. in line with other cities. they're making it easier to keep a coop in the city. roosters will be banned. >> okay. thank you, derrick. the gift that keeps giving. a needed face lift is on the way for a historic memorial in west potomac park. the world war i memorial is located onhe national mall. it will be restored and plans are being drafted now. today the national park service asked the national capitol planning commission for their input on design. the park service plans to use federal stimulus money to patch up the memorial and beautify the landscaping around it. a southeast d.c. tennis program has been saved in a settlement. the youth program run by d.c.'s former first later cora masters barry will be able to keep using the facility. the fenty administration had planned to kick the program out
of the building for failing to file the proper paperwork after a heated legal around court dispute, barry and d.c. officials say they're all pleased with today's outcome. we're less than 24 hours a way from finding out who will host the 2016 summer olympic games. michelle got the royal treatment today while pushing for chicago. the family hosted a lunch for world leaders who gathered for the olympic committee vote. president obama will fly to denmark tonight to argue for the windy city. the committee will announce their decisi around lunchtime tomorrow. >> we'll be watching. we'll be streaming. we'll have it right here on nbc. >> my goodness. >> chicago's got a good shot. outside, i don't want to forecast 17 years ahead. outside we've had a chilly day with some of those fair-weather clouds. now they're breaking up.
we'll have light winds. i think tonight maybe as cold as it was last night. early this morning, here in washington, we made it down to 50 degrees. outside right now we're only 65 degrees. by the end of the month, october, as we remember from the quiz yesterday, is the month when the temperature drops the most. the average is 44 degrees. look at the morning low temperatures. 40s to the north. buffalo 43. around sioux st. marie, 34 degrees this morning. the colors are beginning in caribou right now, 46 degrees. still nice and mild down around atlanta. get an overall pattern with the cool air streaming in, high pressure moving off. as that moves off we'll begin to see milder air tomorrow. here's what's going on. you've got friends up in northern new england, maybe you want to go on a long drive. far northern parts of new hampshire and northern maine. those are the areas this weekend with some peak color,ome good color beginning around the adirondacks. some of the high spots, too.
got one of these pictures through the internet. isn't that pretty? this is a weekend with really nice color. early this morning, boy, there was some blues, i think, out in the beautiful port valley in virginia. was down to 35 degrees. look at frostberg, low temperature dropped into the 30s also. there was scattered frost. meanwhile out to the west, look at the temperatures, into the 80s today in columbia, missouri, with over two inches of rain. nothing in around us. in the mid part of the country, there have been some nasty storms out there. and those are still with some severe thunderstorm watches until midnight. there's some nasty thunderstorms right now around springfield, missouri. overnight tonight, in the meantime, the high pressure moves off the coast, and as it does, our winds turn more to the south and southeast. tomorrow will be milder. there is a cold front. a weak one, that by early saturday will be coming through. but in back of it, back to
southwesterly winds. i think we'll be seeing some mild air again for the weekend. clearing, chilly, later on tonight. once again with just a few high clouds coming in. it will be a cold morning heading out tomorrow morning with the temperatures once again around the suburbs into the 40s to low 50s in town. we'll begin to see a lot of clouds coming in by the afternoon. overall, i'll call it partly sunny. but with south to southeasterly winds. temperatures tomorrow into the low 70s. so a bit warmer than today. there's that risk of a few light showers early on saturday. i think by saturday afternoon, the sunshine's back. temperatures mid to high 70s. and sunday, too, looks like a fine day with the temperatures into the mid-70s. early next week, once again, 70s. wonderful time of the year. early afternoon, and cool in the morning. coming up, you've seen screw tops and juice boxes, but how about this. why some restaurants are now putting wine in baby bottles. >> no.
court today. smart testified as part of a competency proceeding of the man accused of kidnapping her from her utah home. she described her agoed abductor as evil, manipulative and not religious. smart now 21 years old said she was raped repeatedly every day. smart said mitchell used religion to get what he wanted. the associated press has obtained a copy of the autopsy report of michael jackson. it reflects he was a fairly healthy 50-year-old man before he died of a drug overdose back in june. the coroner found jackson had tattooed eyebrows and lips and his face and neck were scarred. he weighed 136 pounds, which is in the acceptable range for a man who's 5'9" tall. most of his major organs were normal, although his lungs were chronically inflamed. still, the coroner found the lung condition was not serious enough to be a direct or
contributing cause of death. in virginia and maryland, they're expecting their first doses of swine flu vaccine to arrive next week. it will beent to hospital and emergency services staff who have direct contact with patients. the initial dosesill be the nasal sprain version, recommended only for healthy people ages 2 to 49. tomorrow morning on news 4, we'll be getting answers to your questions about the swine flu. a doctor will join us live on the set of "news4 today" starting at 4:55 a.m. you can send your questions to us at "today" at nbcwashington.com. tune in tomorrow morning starting at 4:55 a.m. for all your answers. the annual meetings of the banks and monetary fund are meeting in istanbul today. a turkish student threw a shoe and shouted get out.
this unfolded as the imf chief took questions from economic students after delivering a speech. the shoe landed at his feet after bouncing off another student's head. security guards grabbed the protester, and another woman who tried to unfurl a protest banner. the imf is in talks with the turkish government about a new loan deal. but many turks are suspicious of what they view to be outside interference. the shoe thrower continued to shout at the imf to get out as he was taken away. coming up, a unique look at the recent immigration crackdown in prince william county. a crackdown on illegal dvds leads police to a suspect they're familiar with. a capitol police officer charged in an unusual crime that left one area homeowner scratching her head. and the latest on a dog that was found more than 1,300 miles away from home. he'll be returned to his owner in northern virginia.
allegedly selling bootlegged movies from his place of work. >> they started their investigation back in february. turns out they were tipped off by people who say they bought the movies for $2 apeets. keith? >> authorities say this is not the first time their suspect has done something like this. they said he filmed blockbuster movies with his own video camera then sold them to customers and anyone else who wanted a copy. 40-year-old antonio mcfarland, police say a seven-month investigation landed a man behind bars for allegedly selling bootlegged copies of dvd movies. investigators were tipped off by unsatisfied customers. >> you're seeing the movie screen, maybe the heads of people sitting in front of you. >> reporter: mcfarland lives in this apartment in zinds ri a. authorities say they would sit in the back of theaters and sell newly released movies. he would sell many of them from the barbershop he works in.
>> they found them inside the barbershop. >> reporter: investigators say they confiscated, among other items, a laptop, dinl tal hard drives, numerous dvds and some cell phones. authorities say mcfarland sold an undercover officer more than 100 bootlegged dvds over a seven-month period. mcfarland allegedly sold copies for the agent inside the barbersh barbershop. >> he was charged with three counts of renting or selling counterfeit products. >> reporter: fairfax county police say mcfarland is the sole suspect in this case. but bootlegging is a problem throughout the area. >> it's not just limited to dvds. clothing, shoes, bags, a list pretty much endless. mcfarland was arrested on three counts of selling bootlegged dvds and one count of being a convicted felon with a firearm. that is because he was arrested just last year for selling
counterfeit cds and given a one-year suspended sentence. >> keith, thank you. a woman in arlington came home late saturday night to find a capitol police officer passed out in her bed. officer thomas mcmann was still sleeping when police arrived at the apartment around 1:00 sunday morning. he was charged with unlawful entry. mcmann lives in reston. police say they do not know why he decided to sleep in a stranger's apartment in north arlington. he is on paid leave pending on the outcome of the criminal charges. and an internal investigation. authorities are searching for two men who robbed wachovia bank in mclean at 10:00 this morning in the 6200 block of old dominion drive. the pair had guns when they walked in and demanded money. one of the mep was wearing a bright orange jacket with reflective stripes, and a hard hat. no one was hurt in the heist. a massive fire engulfed a 40-foot recreational vehicle. it happened this morning at cherry hill park, a campsite in
college park. the vehicle was being used by a new zealand family of four visiting the united states. they managed to escape safely but the vehicle and their belongings were destroyed. the family is now trying to find temporary housing. fire officials say the cause of the fire appears to be mechanical. jim? we all remember the scenes. now a documentary recounting the immigration crackdown of 2007 in prince william county is making its washington premiere tonight. i had a chance today to sit down with the film's two directors to talk about the film's message, and potential impact on immigration policy. the faces are familiar. >> people that are here illegally are illegal. >> reporter: the words are, too. in a message that hit very close to home. an immigration battle in our own backyard, now on the big screen. the passion over immigration follows the prince william county reached a fever pitch in 2007.
>> the crowds, historic. >> reporter: they directed and proufsed 9500 liberty. their two-year effort took them to t front lines of the policy protest. a controversial part of the county's immigration policy initially directed police officers to check the citizenship or immigration status of criminal suspects they believe might be in the country illegally. >> it created so much fear in the community. and there was some economic impact, that resulted from so many latino residents leaving the county. so for many different reasons, they decided to repeal this. >> reporter: the filmmakers believe the film's message will resonate in communities across the country. >> the climate of fear and hatred that they saw, like they just saw, like, okay, immigration is an important issue, but we don't want that to happen to us. you know? locally or nationally. >> reporter: in prince william county, politicians, police,
businesses and residents all weighed in. >> you have to at some point, even if it's unpopular, have to take the position of simply trying to educate people. because there was a lot of misinformation. and almost kind of, you know, at times it felt like there was a kind of hysteria. >> reporter: she compares it to some of the protests we see at health care town halls today. >> this kind of politicized hysteria is now a national approach to issues like health care, climate change, that, you know, it mirrors what we saw in the county. many of the same people are involved. >> reporter: one of the film's heroes, police chief charlie dean. >> once charlie dean was attacked, many citizens came together spontaneously to say, enough is enough. so that really became a turning point. >> now, the film premieres tonight at 7:30 at the landmark east street cinema.
that's tonight. and the film is called fire on liberty. >> they give a good account for both sides. without really politicizing it, makes you understand where each of the people are coming from. and try to see from their perspective. >> they're hoping lawmakers on capitol hill will be watching this in the weeks and months to come. >> the hardest part, there's no right or wrong answer. i think everyone greece with that. tough issue. giving sweets to your child,
thousands of physicians across the nation held a rally in washington to weigh in on the health care debate. they dubbed the event the million mad march. the group wakd up to capitol hill where individual visions will meet with lawmakers to voice their disapproval of current health care bills in congress. many of the doctors held signs to protest the health insurance public option that's now being considered. the physicians said they will keep marching until elected officials put doctors and patients at the forefront of the health care debate. some not-so-sweet news about a candy connection to crime. a study out of britain finds a link between children who eat daily sweets and those who became violent adults.
more than 17,000 people were tracked over nearly four decades. >> what we found is that kids are eating sweets every day when they're 10 years old are more likely to be arrested for a violent offense by the time they get to the age of 34 years. >> their best interpretation of the data isn't the sweets themselves that are the problem, but more the way they're given. the lead scientist said giving children candy regularly stops children from learning how to wait for what they want and push them forward to more impulsive behavior. a nationwide campaign to help feed the hungry has ended in a big, big way. the drive out hunger tour unveiled a huge sculpture made with 30,000 cans of food. this program is sponsored in part by the cheesecake factory restaurant. so the sculpture was made to look like a big slice of cheesecake. the cans will be donated to the food bank in northeast washington, where today's unveiling was held.
more than # 00,000 cans were collected at different cheesecake factory restaurants hay cross the country to benefit local food banks. >> glad i wasn't there. i would have lost control. >> they're cans, though. not the real deal. >> that's right. there's more to come tonight. up next, the small investment that helped reunite a northern virginia man with a dog he lost more than ten years. i'm liz crenshaw. overdraft fees usually run $35 a pop, except when they're double that price. my story is coming up. and coming up in sports, we're going to rewind 20 years ago when darrell green left the game on a stretcher, and the skins were left
starting today, it's more expensive to shop, fill up and light up in the district. that's because several tax hikes have officially taken place. the cigarette tax as gone up 50 cents a pack to $2.50. and the gas tax has risen 3.5 cents. if you think overdraft fees are bad, wait until you get hit with the latest bank fee, the extended overdraft fee. >> i don't oon know what this is. liz krep shaw takes a look at what the critics are calling the anti-consumer bank practice. >> most people don't know what it is. that's what we ran into. $35 a pop for some banks. that may not be enough for overdrafts. now some banks are putting additional fees on top of the overdraft fees they charge you. you say that doesn't sound right to you? well, it didn't sound right to anthony rattler either. >> i had decided to go to walmart. and i decided to go to the grocery store.
>> reporter: so anthony rattler innocently went shopping, not realizing how much this little excursion was going to hurt his bank account. the next day rattler returned his walmart purchases after realizing he didn't need them. but too late. the purchases drove his checking account below zero for a short period of time. but that was enough time for overdraft fees to kick in on both purchases. the one he returned and the one he kept. >> i got hit with two overdraft fees. >> reporter: for how much? >> $35 each. >> reporter: but it gets worse. even though rattler returned his walmart merchandise. he says the bank told him he had five business days to bring his account into positive territory. rattler took that to mean weekdays, not weekend days. but that turned out to be incorrect, too, and resulted in a fee rattler never knew existed. the extended overdraft fee. extended overdraft fee. what is that? >> i never -- overdraft fees
i've heard of before, you know. but the extended overdraft, that was pretty much new to me. >> reporter: but not new to people at the consumer federation of america. >> tse are very short-term loans. and what the banks are saying is that if you don't pay your loan back in as little as five days or seven days, they're going to hit you with another fee. so the total amount for a single overdraft that you might pay would be $70 to $80. >> reporter: what's really amazing is the extended overdraft fees were calculated as a loan. the annual percentage rate would be astounding. consumer federation of america did a survey and found the lowest fee to be more than 1,000%. the highest close to 4,000%. congress is taking note. >> there's a growing feeling among lawmakers that lenders that are taking advantage of consumers who often have
moderate income. so the folks who are often the least able to afford it are paying the most. >> reporter: lawmakers in both the senate and house are working on legislation to curb overdraft practices. and in recent days bank of america and jp morning an chase say they're ready to make changes in overdraft fees. >> we have hard working people like me who, you know, kind of living paycheck to paycheck, that's $105 for gas money, food money, rent money. it's not -- i don't think it's fair. >> now, after complaining to the bbb, anthony rattler was able to get his fee money back from his bank. but consumers need to complain to tha lawmakers if they feel they need changing. there's obviously work happening in congress, and there are going to be some new changes. but people need to watch their accounts and they need to complain if they're upset. >> and often it's the people who
can't afford it, the hard working people like anthony there, paycheck to paycheck, they get hammered the worst. >> if you get hit with a $35 and $35, that's $70, and another $35 for not -- i mean, it just gets crazy. >> and how do you come up with that money. update on that forecast. we had a cool start to today. how about tomorrow, bob. >> it's going to be another chilly one in some spots. it will be clear skies. temperatures will rapidly drop from where they are right now. we're at 65 right now. nothing on doppler, nor will there be overnight tonight. tomorrow morning, once again into the low 40s to about the high 40s to 50 degrees in town. some spots may once again be into the high 30s. a lot of sunshine tomorrow, though, with clouds coming in, though, during the afternoon. still a nice day. a warmer day. after that, could be a few passing showers early on saturday morning. i think much of the weekend, most of it will be dry. certainly suny right now looks
like a great day, i think. next week, a chance for some more needed showers. we'll bring out some of that color. showers would help. and an overall mild pattern, after one more chilly morning tomorrow morning. back to you. >> thank you, bob. let's see what's in store at 6:00 tonight. >> hi, you guys. coming up on news 4 at 6:00, a report from the white house on the first face-to-face contact between the u.s. and iran in 30 years. also at 6:00, the empire state building was lit up last night to honor the 60th anniversary of communist rule in china. keith garvin joins us with a special report. he traveled to the african nation of rwanda. coming up in just a few minutes at 6:00. keith's report yesterday, really interesting. really a great opportunity for all of us to see what he was able to experience over there. >> sure was. great pictures, too. thanks, doreen. dan is here now with a
redskins rerun with one of our favorite players of all-time. >> hey, guys. back in the '80s, the only notable thing about the tampa bay buccaneers, those terrible cream sick will orange uniforms. the color of the perennials losers. but 20 years ago those bucks knocked the hall of famer out of the game. and had the skins on the ropes. lindsey czarniak has this week's red skins rewind." >> reporter: october 22nd, 1989, outlasting the buccaneers. the worst start a skins fan could imagine. second possession and ralph's punt is blocked by ricky reynolds. the buccaneer also recovers it and gets behind the cavalry, coasting 33 yards. 7-0 after the first quarter. the skins defense, manly in more
ways than one. second quarter, on their own 8. look out testaverde. dexter manly, part of a monstrous effort on the day holding to the bucks to just one yard rushing. >> it's an attitude. a frame of mind. you have to believe what you can do. i think all the guys up front believed in each other and believed in themselves. you have to go out and play like that. >> reporter: the attitude eventually carried over to the offense. just before halftime, a rolling mark threads the needle, a pinpoint pass to gary clark. skins lead by 5 at the break. second half, clark, robinson moves a step and clark makes him pay. skins are all smiles leading 22-7 midway through the third quarter. that happy feeling was quickly replaced by a sick one.
a vinny tess ta ver de pass, but darrell green breaks his wrist. his first major injury, ending his season. and invigorating the bucks. >> you can never afford to lose a player of darrell's caliber. he plays a tough slot position for us on their wide receiver. and he just adds a lot of speed out there. and there's a lot of things we can do defensively that when you take him out of the lineup, it limits whether you can take those chances or not. >> reporter: tess te ver de takes those chances. 225 yards of passing and the last 16 minutes. three touch joups, including this one over a.j. johnson. the time runs out on the bucks. the skins escape with a 32-28 win. >> they got me. but i'm not -- as a corner, you can't let that stuff get you. we got the win, and that's what counts. i don't care how many touchdowns they throw on me. >> i have to work hard on the stuff that i did bad today.
>> i think the defensive line all deserve game balls. charles, tracy, darrell, they all went after it and made it easy for us. >> the skins would finish 10-6 that season. just short of the play-offs. but aflt j. johnson, who had to play in place of darrell green, did get a little bit better. he had four interceptions, returning one of them for a touchdown against the cardinals. >> they looked a little volunteer orange. >> there's a big difference between cream sickle orange and tennessee orange. spoken like a true floridian. coming up at 5:00, who needs expensive stem ware. some unusual ways restaurants are using it to serve up wine. a chip led an owner to a dog who wandered away from home in northern virginia a decade ago and wound up 1,300 miles away.
take it straight from the bottle. a baby bottle. that's the way one new york city restaurant is serving wine. literally, glass baby bottles. the owner of a french restaurant got the idea from a parisian restaurant that began the trend to avoid a french tax on stemware. the baby bottles go for $8 each. and it seems to be gaining popularity in soho. the dog found in oklahoma who was traced back to northern virginia. he went missing ten years ago, and thanks to a microchip, he'll be reunited with his owner next week. this is brindle, an 11-year-old
boxer/lab mix who has lived through a harrowing journey. these are not brindle's owners, they actually found him a couple of weeks ago under a bush in their neighborhood. >> right in here. just laying there. >> reporter: brindle was in bad shape. he was full of fleas and ticks and severely malnourished. they thought he was dead. but when brindle raised his head, the 8-year-old decided she had to take him in. >> if i didn't, then he would just be siing there right now. with no family, no friends, no nothing. >> i'm just so proud of my daughter being so caring like she is. taking in a dog that was probably knocking on heaven's door. >> reporter: the family took brindle to the vet and that led to a startling discovery. the roadies live in oklahoma. the dog's home, 1,300 miles away in fredericksburg, virginia.
the vet found brindle's microchip that keeps the record of the pet's owner. gary's name came up. >> he was smart. he learned tricks really well. like i say, he learned how to open that door by himself. >> reporter: on super bowl sunday in 1999, brindle opened the door in fredericksburg and never came back. the roadies tracked down rowley on facebook and arranged a reunion. >> the owner is going to be really appreciative. makes sure he has a happy ending. >> reporter: the washington humane society says one out of three pets goes missing and the microchip is a fast, easy way to keep track of your pet. >> this is a permanent way to identify your animal, and make sure that if it someone of those one in three that goes missing, that it can get back to its home. >> reporter: usually it doesn't take ten years to reunite a p with his owner. but brindle traveled far. who knows how he made it all the way to oklahoma. >> i'm not mad at the