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in chile are out of it now, ending a 69-day ordeal 2,000 feet underground, and that has sparked quite a celebration all the way here to washington. good evening. i'm jim vance. >> and i'm doreen gentzler. what began as an operation with so little hope weeks ago has prov ingenuity. it also shows us once again the power of the human spirit. carey sanders starts us out tonight. >> reporter: it's over. all 33 of the miners have been rescued. it took 22 hours, 34 minutes and 56 seconds. more than 1,000 engineering minds to figure out how to get down to those men. 240 feet in the earth. they pulled it off, and now this country and the world celeate that the impossible is possible.
>> an inspiring experience, i'm sure, not only for the chileans, for the wholeworld. >> the last man up is the leader who, in the first 17 days when the men were cut off from the outside world, told them they should con serfsconserve the tw food they had and ration it to being two spoonfuls of food per man, peaches and tuna. that kept them alive. they made contact with the surface. a team of american drill lers came in. they made it down to the men. the fenix capsule was tested, retested, and wow, it worked. in the end, the ride up was taking less than 10 minutes. what one time thought impossible of 33 ople surviving is now true. a celebration. carey sanders, nbc news in
copiapo, chile. a celebration continued all day at the chilean embassy here in west d.c. people gathered for over 24 hours at the embassy to watch the event unfold. the chile ambassado spoke after the last miner was pulled to safety. >> we're learning so many things about the history. a power of the human spirit that can really challenge the best. >> during the day, people walking on massachusetts avenue stopped to watch the rese on a large monitor that had been placed outside the embassy. now some breaking news in the area. a woman was carjacked whi pumping gas and her child was still inside. it happened atd a shell station on branch avenue and naylon road. the car was found at 25th
street. jackie is there live. jackie, what's the late snes. >> the carjacked vehicle recovered, locked, four-year-old boy asleep the backseat. ese cops didn't want to break the glass, scare the little boy and wake him up. they slim-jimmed onef the windows, very gently opened the door, got the little boy out and reunited him with his mother. she was pumping gas at a gas station about 9:30 tonight, walked with some distance. it might even have been a short stance from the vehicle. at that point, the vehicle was carjacked. it was recovered a short distance ay here in this garden apament complex in the 2500 block of southern avenue in southeast washington. the officers found that vehicle. we are not sure what led them to it, but it's a good thing they were found fairly quickly because that little boy, four years old, tucked very safely, quietly in the backseat. he might not have been found for a while. so the officers called up, the
officer d one of those slim pieces of metal. they worked, they got the little boy out, reunited with his mother, but again, as police tell us tonight, something very, very important for people to remember. never, ever, ever leave your children even for a few seconds in a car because things like this can, and as we've seen recently in this area, have happed. back to you. >> all right, jackie bensen reporting tonight. thank you, jackie. d.c. policeay be closing in on a suspect of a shooting today at the department of public works. it appeared about 6:30 this morning at a dpw building on w reet northeast. witnesses say a man wearing a department uniform walked up to the front gate, pulled out a gun and started shooting. two workers were hit. 51-year-old larry wilmer-hutchins of suitland was killed. police say at leastwo security cameras may have captured images of the suspect. d.c. school chancellor
michelle rhee made it official by stepping down. she oversaw a massive shake in management, school closings and the firgz of hundreds of teachers. as she announced her resignation today, rhee announced presumptive rules and said those rules will continue. >> to not be in this role anymore is heartbreaking. >> w cannot and will not revert to the days of incrementalism in our schl. >> kaya henderson wasamed the successor of michelle rhee. she has worked with the schools for 13 years. tperatures are really falling. they were in the 80s last weekend, but it ain't going to be like that tomorrow.
doug cameron, what's coming, man? we saw temperatures of near 90 degrees on monday, and tomorrow we're going to struggle to reach the 60-degree mark across the are temperatures are down about 57 degrees. around the district, winds north-northeast at 6 miles per hour. tomorrow morning, definitely going to be on the cool side. couple areas of lower pressure moving towards the area. they will bring rain. some of that rain will be heavy at times. i think you're going to wake up to about 6:00 a.m. 52 degrees in the district, low 40s in other areas, but then by afternoon, some heavy rain. and that's not it. i'll let you know what else is coming with this storm, coming up. >> thank you, doug. coming up tonight, a warning from all parents. it's from a father who lost his child after buying what he thought would keep her safe. >> a list that shows just how expensive the nation's capitol has become. d later the happy meal that will not decompose even 180 days later. dan, what's ahead in sports? >> hey, doreen.
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>> reporter:ince kathy nimmo closed its doors on tuesday, the place has gone to the rats. the business owner said the rent got too high. there weren't any folks screaming for ice cream tuesday night, and that's trouble for this man. he owns the place and has seen rent slowly creep up. it's not just bars and restaurants and ice cream shops. thcost to rent and buy space to do business in this city has soared. specifically, commercial real estate. >> the government continues to grow using more space. we haven't put a whole lot of product in the ground. >> jim benegar and the president and ceo andays it's simple. >> it's been a direct result of the down economy, the inability to secure the financing for a number othe properties, the instability and lack of confidence that developers have had. >> their struggle to get credit
in resulting skitishness has given d.c. a new distinction. office rents in the nation's capitol are now the highest in america. buildings like this one at 17th and 18th will start going up soon. >> youl start to see the return of the cranes and the jackhamme jackhammers. >> but thawon't mean in d.c. you'll seeprices continue rise. capacity will always be a problem in d.c. because by law, commercial buildings can only be so high. craig melvin, news4. still to come tonight, i'm louise crenshaw. baby monitors are bought by parents to help keep them safe, but there is a deadly risk. my story is coming up. some of the new red light cameras are up in the distrt. we'll tell you
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it is about the worst tng that could happen to a parent, the death of a child from an accident in the home. liz crenshaw joins us tonight with the awful story about a baby found strangled in her own crib. liz? >> you may remember the report of this death in march. a 10-month-ol strangled by the cord of her baby monitor. his security detail tried to help save her life. tonight the child's parents issue this warning. >> this is savannah perea. happy, healthy. the week before her 10-month-old life was cut short. >> we spent a lot of time with her in the back, trying to teach her what butterflies and bugs and things were. >> like most parents, savannah's mom and dad bought all e
equipment to keep her happy and healthy, toys and most important for safety, they thought, a baby monitor to listen and watch her when she was in her crib. >> it's natural, i think, for parents to want to have whatever technology is available to them to help them better assure the safety of their chi. >> savannah's parents knew the monitor had to be placed where she could not reach it, but close enough to hear and see her. what they didn't know was that fateful day, savannah had learned to pull herself up in her crib. >> she was in her crib, and somehow the accident happened. she had reached a milestone in her life apparently, where she suddenly learned how to stand, and that was the end of her life. >> her parents believe savannah grabbed the monitor, pulled it into her crib and was strangled by the cord. safe experts at the prodt safety commission say six children in the pastix years
have died just this way. to demonstrate, it placed these monitors too close to a crib. >> babies chge from day to day. one day they may be immobile, but the next day they are up. and what can happen here is that the child can easily grab onto this cord because it is so clos and it can get entangled on the baby, the baby can strangle. >> they are issuing this alert to remind parents to keep all video and baby monitors away from cribs and out of the child's reach. >> is this a recall tuation? >> we are investigating monitors to see if there are adequate warnings on them so that pants and aregivers know that the cord can be a strangulation issue. >>amazingly, it's called a
video safety monitor. >> they remind themselves of savannah with photos, video and her sneakers on the mantel. >> i would give my life to have her bak. we cry every day. and she was everything we ever hoped for. you're always going to cry. >> savannah's parents have set up a fund in her memory to provide financial assistance to familiestruggling with certainly infertility but cannot afford the treatments. we do have a link to this fund and more safety information on baby monitors at nbcwashington.com. just search for baby monitors. not the kind of story you want to tell but needs to be told. >> it's an important message to share. doug is here with our weather forecast. we'vgot some pretty big changes coming our way.
>> not just big changes but huge changes. you look outside today, we saw nothing but sunshine out there. beautifuconditions. tomorrow a completely different story. thhigh today reached 70 degrees, a beautiful day for fall. another great one but big changes are coming. low this morning was 54 degrees but most areas will be a lot cooler than th during the night tonight. 57 degrees at the airport, winds out of the orth-northeast at about 6 miles r hour. around the region we are cooling quickly with clear skies. frederick already down to about 48 degrees. clinton coming in at 49 degrees and ma inzburg right now at 48 degrees. these numbers will continue to fall throughout the lower 40s. frederic you may get down to that 39-degree mark. areas of rain, 42 to degrees. make sure the kids have the umbrella, make sure you take it as well. maybe some light showers early tomorrow morning, but as the day progresses, we will see that rain progress an pick up in intensity. a couple areas of low pressure
and an area of high pressure. this is what gave us the nice weather today. these storms are going to come gether just off the coast and that's going to create a pretty big storm system. luckily for us, it is going to develop and really intensify just to our north. what does that mean for us? well, we're gointo see some rain but not nearly as much rain and wind that they're going to see in portions of new england. they could see 30, 40, even 50-mile-an-hour winds there. for us, it will be chilly, it will be windy, but our wind gusts up 35 miles an hour at the most. we're not gog get the worst of this storm and that's good news. we'll pick up at least an inch of this rain, three-quarters of an inch, but some areas will pick up more than an inch. i'm not too worried about flooding from this system, but we are worried about the wind. not tomorrow, though. i think the rain will begin tomorrow around 7:00, between 7:00 and 10:00. some light between 8:00 and 1:00
and then becoming breezy. winds out of the west at 20 miles an hour and it will feel a little like a windchill as the rain makes its inway in the region. cloudy skies, rain movingn in here. 42 to 52 degrees. as we make our way through the day tomorrow, some of that rain will be heavyat times, becoming rather breezy. really just a chilly and nasty day. 58 to 61 degrees, winds beming northwest at 10 to 20 miles an hour, but the winds will increase on friday, upwards of 20 to 30 miles an hour, and maybe up to 35 on saturday. highs only in the 60s and low temperatures only in the upper 40s as we make our way into friday and saturday morning. some areas will hit the 30s for the first time this year, and as we move to the extended utlook, it does get better. monday looking great right now. >> this nice weather we've been enjoying will seem like a distant memory tomrow. >> a lot of those leaves are
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the latest gilbert faux pas, lying to coach saunders because of a bum knee. he couldn't play because he hurt his knee, and then aft the game, he told us he lied so nick young would get to start. the organization has fined gilbert an undisclosed amount of money, and at times it seems like gilbert just doesn't get it. >> i wasn't thinking this was going to be another media outbst. it seems like everything i do now, someone, tit for tat, blowing it out of proportion. nick wanted to py, and since we are guard loaded, i thought i would take the day off and i lied to the coach and told him my knee was sore. sdpl >> i said to him, i'm disappointed personally because i believe in you, and we have a trust factor. and i told him, you have to be honest with me.
>> all right. so that's gilbert arenas. do we believe him anymore? >> wasn't it just a couple weeks agatha he said his new policy was to not talk? let's play back that bag. sdplz that was media day going into the pre-season. he has already talked more than he should have about way too many things here. >> and theeason hasn't even started yet. >> i know. wait until the regular season to find out what's going to happen. haynesworth left the team last week following the death of his younger brother. shanahan also expecting to start jamal brown tomorrow. on defen, landry finally starting to get recognized after the best four-game stretch of his career. the skinz strong safety, the defense player of the week. the defensive scheme has been built to utilize landry's strength and washington is
finally seeing consistent performances from a player that was drafted six years ago. he's been criticized, but he doesn't mind it. >> i roll with the punches but it feels great to go in a hear the praise, but i don't get on my high horse. like i said, the best is yet to come. i'm still working, i'm still looking for a perfect game, which i'm never going to get because i'm my first critic. >> i like that he's still >> ii was driving in northern california. my son was asleep. i really didn't see it coming. i didn't realize i was drifting into the other lane. [ kim ] i was literally falling asleep at the wheel. it got my attention, telling me that i wasn't paying atttion. i had no idea the guy in front of me had stopped short. but my car did. my car did. thankfully, my mercedes did. [ male announcer ] a world you can't predict... demands a car you can trust.
a major magazine is confirming the frs of millions who have used the chesapeake bay bridge. it is raed as the ninth scaryiest bridge in the world. three new redight cameras in the district now. they a at the corner of connecticut avenue and porter street northwest as well as at 14th and k and 3rd and new york. for a while, you just get a (voice 1) we've detected an anomaly...
(voice 2) they're pinging more targets... oice 3) isolate... prevent damage... (voice 2) got 'em. (voice 3) great exercise guys. let's run it again. inherits a billion-dollar surplus, low unemployment. o'malley signs the biggest tax hike in maryland history. raids chesaake bay fund to cover spending. gives raises to top aides. business climate ranks 45th worst in the nation. now 200,000 joblost. o'malley covers up jobs repo that proved maryland's economy stalled. if re-elected, o'malley will rse taxes again. whether he does, is up to you.
a privatebet between two friends is getting worldwide attention. it involves a mcdonald's happy meal. back in april, sally davies bought one to prove it wouldn't decompose. it's been sitting on her counter and photographed weekly. she says the ly change she's seen is it ha become hard as a rock. they call the experiment comp