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at 6:00." a prominent washington journalist arrested at his georgetown home on drug charges. right now hes awaiting an appearance in court. this saturday, i'm craig melvin. this afternoon police have confirmed that it was howard aaronsteen arrested at his house in georgetownovernight. he is a cbs radio news correspondent. he's also the washington radio bureau manager for cbs news, according tois bee owe onthe website. a police report says that officers raided his home sometime shortly after midnight. they arrested him and a woman who lives with him. cannibis plants were seized. he is appearing right now in court on that arrest. we have a reporter in t courtroom. we will, of course, bring you the very latest developments just as soon as they become available. meanwhile tonight, new terror threats have prompted the white house to consider issuing a travel warning for all americans in europe. intelligence officials have received information that osama bin laden is planning attacks
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across europe, including france and germany. they would be asked to avoid public plces, and tourist spots. tuesy, a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the eiffel tower. back near, the national mall has en quite the busy place for activists and protesters lately. five weeks ago, tea partiers rallied on the mall. today folks from the other end of the political spectrum rallied at the lincoln. >> reporter: there was patriotism and pride, but from a perspective that as of late, groups lik the tea party or speakers like glenn beck have drawn. >> i wanted to be part of a group who is standing for something quite different. something unifying, that, yes, our nation has problems, but the only way to solve them is to work together. >> reporter: though toy thousands of like minds turned out for yet another rally at the lincoln memorial. >> who are we? we are one nation, working
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together, united to demonstrate and to recommit, to change and to secure ahance of our children's future. >> reporter: the one nation rally was billed as an event that would reenergize the liberal left and progressive. a part of the political spectrum that not long ago was electrified. so when did the fire go out? >> when stuff didn't happen fast enough with ama. >> reporter: tom woods came from tacoma, washington to take part and do his part to reverse the trend that he says hasn't served the left well lately. >> republicans circled the wagons, and the liberals attack our own guys. >> reporter: and while you ha been har president pressed to find a tea party member at this party, darryl bolden is the national coordinator of cfee party progressives. >> from my own state of tennessee where i'm from, they're exceptionally motivated by ignorance, weren't out
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protesting under george bush. so this is not a reaction to the tea party, this is the antidote to the tea party. >> we've got to go home and we've got to hit the pavement. we've got to knock on doors. we've got to get ready for the midterm exam. >> reporter: that midterm exam being the midterm elections with control of congress and the country's agenda for the next few years in the balance. more groups to converge on washington to try and influence the outcome. derek ward, news4. if you're on a metro bus, you can expect some delays this weekend. the rally we just mentioned continues to delay routes 13b and 13f. they're going to detour constituti avenue between 14th and rd streets tomorrow. routes 32 and 36 will detour from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on pennsylvania avenue because of the at your kish festival. health officials are warning d.c. travelers tonight about
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asles exposure at reagan national last week. a person with measles was on a plane that used the airport thursday, september 23rd. a live look here the at reagan national tonight. alexandra health officials are working to get in touch with everyone who was on that plane with the infected person, but they believe that others who were in the terminal from 8:45 in the morning until 12:30 that afternoon may have also been exposed. measles symptoms include a fever of more than 101 degrees, coughing, sneezing, a rash, as well. and they're concerned because sometimes symptoms take three weeks to develop. from measles to bedbugs. bedbugs have now made their way into one of the district's most highly security federal buildings. officials with the u.s. agency for international development say they found bedbugs in one of its offices in the ronald reagan building downtown. exterminators are scheduled to be there this weekend. it looks like unattended
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cooking started an apartment fire this morning. the fire broke out around 5:00 this morning in the 4200 block of 23rd parkway. it took 30 firefighters 45 minutes to get the blaze under control. nobody was hurt, 20 families were displaced, though. it cost $20,000 in damage. dozens protested a new sex shop today. about 50 ople turned out for the even they're upset over kk's temptations. that's the adult speaker containment store set to open. ose opposed -- there they are there, carrying the green balloons with dollar signs on them to represent that the money they think old town merchants will lose because of the store. meanwhile, city council says the store has a right to open, but they are considering changing the zoning laws. >> they have a right to exist. and we can't take that away. and we shouldn't take that away. what we can do is to ensure that future businesses of th type
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and of the other types that i mentioned ar located in areas where ey will not have major secondary impacts, ngative secondary impacts like crime and prostitution and loitering. >> kk's temptations is set to open october 20th. still ahead tonight, a brazen gas station robbery in our area caught on tape. we'll show you the guy police are looking for. also ahead, someone is the new owner of a piece of party-crashing history. mikkel sa harry's place was auctioned off. >> they were use most of our nshine for the weekend. a complete check of your saturday forecast is coming up. what's in sports? >> alex ovechkin plays the role of a model, a top five battle in virginia. we'll take you there. plus, navy looking to extend its
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record winning stak to 16 games. we'll have it for you when news4 at 6:00 continues.
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police are searching for a gunman who robbed a gas station. take a good look at this security camera video, folks. a robbery happened on route 15 in louden county. no one was hurt, but police say the suspect may be driving a four-door car, a silver buick or
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oldsmobile. at this point, they are not saying just how much money he got away with. john mccain will not run for president ain. he made the announcement at a veterans' rally in new hampshire today. the arizona senator, of course, won gop primaries in new hampshire in 2000 and 2008. mccain said that while he will not be running again, he would work to make sure that w hampshire maintains its first presidential primary status. the infamous dress that mikhail sa lar hee wore sold at auction today. that red sari went for $7,000 in alexandra this morning. the buyer was the irwin gomez salon and spa georgetown. that's a celebty salon that mrs. salahi went to before going to the white house for dinner that night. the proceeds will go to charity. still ahead, thousands mak a statement to fight a disease
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that has reached epidemic proportions here in the district. we'll take you to the aids walk. also, there may be more rain in the forecast. chuck bell is standing by, and he'll tell us when and how much. he'll tell us when and how much. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four yea in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the numberne schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion
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♪ ♪ alone in a memory >> and we're live. we're ing to get to that in
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just a moment. that was the aids walk earlier today. let's get to the forecast right now, though. >> we cado that. >> yeah, because it was a great da to be out at the aids walk, man. good night. >> a lot of things going on around town today, tens of thousands of people outside, and mother nature threw a soft, slow pitch to us today after a week filled with deluges and downpours, today it was nothing but blue skies and sunshine and a light north breeze, perfect weather for all your outdoor activities. hopefully you had a chance to get it in today, because tomorrow the clouds are back, and rain chances are back into the forecast by about this time tomorrow. so let's take a check of it then on your saturday late afternoon, almost a saturday evening. beautiful weather outsidetoday. of made it up to a beautiful 72-degree high temperature this afternoon. nice -- just about 1 degree cooler than average. 52 is our low early this morning. so far in the month of october, averages, 3.22 inches of rain, but tober can be wet at times.
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last year we had almost twice as much rain as average. last october was a wet one,5.7 inches of rain last october. we'll see how this one fairs after a sloppy and soggy finish to september. right now, 70 grees with a clear sky, dew points in the mid 40s, a light breeze at 5 miles per hour. temperatures, upper 60s to around 70 in many spots. 66 now in annapolis. 65 in leonardtown, still wringing out from the rainfall over the week. 13 inches of rain on thursday in st. mary's county. lower amounts, but plenty across blue ridge to wen chester picking up rain. more on the way, columbus, ohio down to cincinnati and louisville, this brand of showers is breaking up as it slides ever eastward, but the clouds associate with it, will be making our way into our area tonight. tomorrow, sunshine rst thing in the day, but the clouds win t during the course of the
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afternoon. mostly cloudy by lunch time tomorrow. in our future cast model,ow pressure fading away, further and further to the south. this is by 8:00 tomorrow evening, plenty of clouds around and a risk of light rain showers around here, just about the time the sun ges down. eventual, that coastal low will take over. that will keep a strong northeasterly wind around here to get the work and school week started monday and tuesday. nortast winds 15 to0 miles per hour. that will keep a cloudy sky in place and a risk of rain all the way through monday and tuesday and perhaps ev lingering into wednesday. so a very unsettled stretch coming our way. so enjoy your saturday evening. generally clear skies, cooling down quickly once the sun goes down into the mid 50s by 11:00. cloudy skies first thing in the morning. early in the day, cooler, temperatures in the 40s to low 50s to get your morning stted. then tomorrow afternoon,mostly oudy, showers possible by mid to late afternoon. but most of your day will be dry. if you're going up to philly, the redskins and the eagles generally good weather for the game, rk of a shower late.
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ravens fans are in pittsburgh, probably raining for most of the day there. there is our four-day forecast. showery weather for wednesday and tuesday. monday is just going to be an ugly, chilly, breezy day. but the early lean towards nex weekend looking good. >> all right, thanks, buddy, appreciate that. ♪ alone in a mory >> a little singing, a little dancing, and a whole lot of walking. close to 10,000 people, in fact, laced up their shoes this morning, and hit pavement for the witman walker clinics annual event. this is the 24th year they have done the aids walk, and, of cour, raises awareness for hiv aids here in the dchl c. metro area. also a fund-raiser for the clinic. and this year walkersraised about $700,000. nbc 4 is a proud sponsor, and i was honored to host this year's prewalker is moan, as well. from that walk to this. making it across the finish line
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in an ironman triathlon. an impressive feat for anyone, right? but for one special cpetitor, the feat will be especially sweet. at one time, he didn't even think he would live to see the race. here is steven luke with the story. >> the first thing to go are the big muscles. >> reporter: a morning most college students would rather not think about. there is one 30-year-old freshman who can't afford to sleep in. >> oh, this is nuts. 2 miles to mic bike next weekend. >> reporter: what makes that even more remarkable is less than a year ago, clayton trca could barely get out of bed. >> fear. >> reporter: he had been in remission for testicular cancer when doctors told him the chemotherapy hadn't worked. >> i had a tumor the size of a baseball on my neck that poppe up out of nowhere. and i went to the e.r. and found out that i was stage 4 terminal.
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>> i know that i look sick, i know my skin is palend my eyes are dark. >> reporter: doctors said his survival chance was about 60% and he may only have four months. >> without effective therapy and without a little bit of good fortune, he certainly could have suck coupled to this cancer. >> reporter: the appropriate treatment turned out to be two intense doses of chemotherapy a human can endure, followed by a transplant of his own stem cell. >> its painful, but it's not the end the world, at all. >> reporter: and it was not the end of clayton tresca by far. what do you tell a cancer patient that's dying, that's supposed to die? do you tell him no, he can't do it? he's supposed to be dead, you know? >> reporter: he didn't even wait to get out of the hospital. >> so i can honestly say in my 25 years as oncologist, i have never seen anyone train for a triathlon during a transplant. so clay is a remarkable guy, no question about it. >> lungs hurt, legs ht, chest hurts.
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>> reporter: within six months of the transplant shall he trained for and completed a ironman triathlon. but once again, wasn't don next week, he will compete in one of the most strenuous athletic competitions in the world, the ironman world championship, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run, but the most amazing part for clayton, a 2.4 mile swim. >> february was the first time i ever got into a pool and actually someone taught me how to swim from one side to the other. this i for everyone else, just to prove that anytng is possible. >> reporter: and of that, clayton tresca is living proof. >> i don't want to be rembered as, you know, guy who died. i want to be remembered as the guy who lived for every moment. >> amen to that. coming up in sports, alex ovechkin doing a little modeling in downtown this afternoo
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record 15-game winning streak. today the mihipmen taking on the falcons of air force. navy, oh, yeah, they had their hands full today. first quarter, direct snap to tim jefferson. and apparently he's been logging on to awebsite, how to avoid a because i mean, goodness gracious, gone. 50 yards, and there goeshat first navy streak. giving up an offensive touchdown, air force in frons, 7-0. check number 46 for air force, gentleman meal cooks, gets up, blocks the publi punt, great ef leading to another touchdown. air force takes a 14-6 lead, and navy not dominating today. end of the game, still 14-6, ricky dobbs back to pass. last chance, looking for his guy, but picked off by jordan wiole. that's it. winning streak is over. air force hangs on to win 14-6
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is the final. charlottesville. mike london hosting florida state in their nference opener. first quarter, seminoles up 3-0. of germane thomas with the handoff to the outside. healso has been logging on to how to avoid a as well. seminoles racked up 255 yards rushing, 255, goodness gracious. florida state takes a 10-0 lead. fsu's christian ponder, perfect pass to willy holested. florida state beats virgia 44-13. next up, a tip to georgia tech. harrisonburg, rginia. matthews and madison taking on delaware, a top five fcs matchup. second quarter, dukes driving to jamal sullivan, breaks a tackle, pushed out of bounds here at the 6 yard line. a 47-yard gainer. that would lead to a td, and the
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game tied the at 7. fourth quarter, game, six seconds to play. mike perry on from 26 yards. got it. delaware wins it 13-10. they remaiundefeated. james madison falls to 3 and 1. talking baseball now, the nationals wrapping up their season. this weekend innew york, jim r rigleman will be back as skipper. rips one to third, hits the bag. up into the air, scoots away from david wright. roger bernadina score tied at 2. >> looks like that? yeah. isn't that nice? right off the bag. lucky there. bottom of the inning, same score, tyler clipper pitching to david wright. no doubt. look at that thing. goodness gracious. upper deck. the mets beat the nationals, 7-2. final game tomorrow at da for hn washington. a sellout crowd of 7,000 packed
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the convention center to hang out with their favorite caps. the highlight of the day, the unveiling of the capitals' uniform for the 2011 winter classic. check it out. alex ovechkin doing some modeling, a tribute to the old-school look. i love t. the jersey resembles the original first worn by caps in 1974. however, unlike the original, whic featured blue caps, the capitals will wear red pants and helmets. number 5 also supporting the jersey. 2011 winter classic features the capsagainst those penguins on new year's day. face-off is set for 1:00. that's going to be some fun. also some redskins news. they signed brendan banks, the kick return wide receiver and released williams. >> just signed on. >> yeah. interesting move here. eagles-redskins tomorrow, 4:15. >> hopefully highlights to share with folks tomorrow. that's all we've got for you right now. "nightly news" is up next.
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we'll see you back here tonight at 11:00. until therngs that's the news. good night.
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