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battled over who would be allowed in the audience. it was a debate that almost didn't happen over last-minute wrangling about partisan in the audience according to one ehrlich spokesman but the show did go on and the sparring was spirited. scott broom is in baltimore with a blow-by-blow for the first meeting between o'malley and ehrlich in the 2010 rematch. >> the campaigns agreed to this television station here in baltimore would be neutral ground for this televised debate but o'malley partisans showed up in force and nearly derailed the showdown. an all o'malley crowd made the front of w jay-z tv in baltimore a no go zone for former governor ehrlich. he chose to enter through a back door instead. inside partisans included barbara mikulski. >> we didn't think that was right. >> and ehrlich's staff chafed. >> was it almost a deal breaker? >> almost. >> this is emotional. >> reporter: instead the debate went on, albeit late with
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spirited exchanges like this one on taxes. >> i know you talk about working families but working families have been hammered the last four years, sales tax increase, community colleges getting hurt, furloughs for state employees. >> for all the promises you make about cutting people's taxes when the former governor was in he didn't lower taxes for anyone. >> reporter: and there was bitterness about negative advertisements. >> blaming me for the oil spill is maybe your worst moment and you said that was a strategic mistake. >> i didn't blame you for the oil spill. >> it is my time now. >> i have an obligation to make sure the public understands not with standing the former governor's fan tass city world that he never raised taxes but because he didn't raise fees even though he raised property taxes, even though the raised college tuition by 40% and he raised tolls in the like. i have an obligation to point that out. >> both sides declared victory but in thened they both know
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turnout is likely to be the deciding factor. scott broom, 9 news now. >> you can watch the debate in its entirety tonight at 7:00 on 9.2, that's channel 203 on comcast, 461 on fios and 805 on cox. then on thursday at noon, o'malley and ehrlich will go toe-to-toe again at the "washington post." we will be airing that live on 9 news now and our own derek mcginty will be one of the panelists. that is this thursday at noon. president obama isn't running for re-election this time around but he most certainly is campaigning trying to help fellow democrats keep control of congress. a short time ago mr. obama left town aboard air force one headed for miami. he's speaking to the democratic congressional campaign committee. later this week he will speak at rallies in delaware and massachusetts. republican leaders are doing like wise. top house republican john boehner was in florida offering support to a candidate for
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congress. but one local democrat is probably not going to be calling the white house for any campaign help. west virginia senate candidate seems to be distancing himself from the president. his campaign released a new ad called dead aim. in it he fires a rifle in to a target labeled cap and trade bill. he also vows to repeal what he calls "the bad parts of obama care. " that's what republicans call health care reform. that despite the former fromming was campaigning for him today. he is running for the seat of the late robert byrd. takoma park police are talking to a person of interest in the sexual assault of a woman inside of the montgomery county library. so far no charges have been filed. this happened saturday afternoon at the college's takoma park campus. peggy fox was there live and we have to warn you, details all of this may not be appropriate for children to hear, righting
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peggy. >> absolutely. i can tell you the victim got a good description of the suspect and campus police even got the suspect's license plate so it is no wonder police have a person of interest in custody tonight. what is surprising is even though a crime alert went out, most students seem to know nothing about it. ew! >> what? >> ew! >> students were shocked to read the disgusting details of saturday's understand glen wow! that's all i can say. >> reporter: it happened in the library's resource center building. police say a female student was sitting on the upper level when a man walked by and ejaculated on her. she told police she turned around to see the man with his private parts pulled out of his pants. >> i'm shocked. just come to the library to study and something like that, you woulden expect that. >> you have to be crazy to do something like that. that's rude. not sane, that's insane. >> reporter: the man fled and while the victim was reporting the incident to the reception
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desk, the suspect came back and spoke to the woman. he fled again with campus security chasing him. >> when they spotted the suspect, they pursued him and actually pursued him through another building and he got in to a car and left but they were able to capture a description of the vehicle and a license plate which they provided to takoma park police. >> reporter: we also know police have dna of the suspect and we hear they have video surveillance of the suspect. they have a person of interest in custody, but no charges have been filed at this time. reporting live in takoma park, peggy fox, 9 news now. >> thank you. police say alcohol and speed led to a fiery crash this morning after two women tried to flee from police. the car ended up in the front yard of a group home at the intersection of east-west highway and route 1 in riverdale. the car took down poles, traffic signs and knocked out a fire hydrant. both women were thrown from the car as it went up in flames. >> i'd say the screech lasted about three seconds followed by
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a really intense banging. you could hear glass shattering, as well as crumpling noise. >> reporter: and that is what the car looked like after it was all over being towed from the scene. both women are still in critical condition tonight. police are following up on a report of a suspicious car. they were never able to talk to the driver before she took off leading to that chase. the driver of a motorcycle who lost control of his bike and crashed in college park this morning has died. the accident happened in the 9500 block of baltimore avenue around 10:45. the prince georges county police investigation is still ongoing but officers think the driver clipped the curb and was thrown from his bike. two drivers are lucky to be okay after an accident on the set of transformers 3, the movie. a fan caught the whole thing on tape this afternoon in dc. it happened during a chase scene with a famous yellow camaro bumblebee. a metropolitan police cruiser was responding to a call, cut
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through the set and collided with the movie car. both drivers walked away uninjured. >> the cop, i guess, didn't know they were filming and they came -- he whipped out in to the road and there was a police car and whamo. >> reporter: the area where it happened has been cordoned off by police to accommodate the movie. lindsey mastis will have full the tails on the rest of the filming. still to come on 9 news now, there may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel for the trapped chilean miners. the new date rescue evers think they may be able to set them free. another day almost like june. let me show you the high and low officially at national. not a record but close. averages are down to 70 and 51. record high 90 set back in 1919. national did not set a record. we will come back and tell you who did and talk about the changes on the way. but first a literary icon in dc passes away.
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a look back at the owner of the famous politics and process. prose. i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago: dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere.
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protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.
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a commuter alert for drivers. work on the dulles metro rail. all four lanes of 95 northbound or the inleer loop will move to the left over 12. once drivers cross chain bridge road the lanes will shift back to the right and tie in with existing beltway traffic. the ramp from 123 north to 495 north will close starting tonight, as well. drivers will have to turn left at a turn signal to get on the inner loop. vdot says the changes will be in affect up to two years. let's look at the rest of the evening rush hour with patranya bhoolsuwan. >> a lot of people have the day off today, so that's lessens the amount of commute out there as well as accidents, but we
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have a lot of traffic on some stretches including i-66. all the red cars means nobody is going over the speed limit. very slow from the beltway to 123. drivers will take 20 minutes to get through that. better picture for maryland drivers heading north on 270. a live picture right now. this is gaithersburg to germantown. all lanes are wide open and everyone is moving a the speed limit. wrap it up in dc as we look at the key bridge. traffic from arlington to georgetown no problems and a rush hour restriction is not in affect because of the holiday and no reverse lanes going out of the city. back to you. pepco has an important warning for its energy wise rewards customers. if you have a programmable thermostat, remove and dispose of the battery right away. the utility provider says leakage from the batteries can damage the circuit board and cause it to overheat creating a potential fire hazard. for information go to and click on the consumer page,
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""living $mart." the cooner of washington business landmark -- a washington landmark has died. cohen found think politics and prose bookstore. it has grown in side and stature over the years and is a key stop for literary and political figures. she died at her home today in dc. she was 74. lights, camera, action. a live report on the transformers 3 shoot going on in dc today. we'll be right back.
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my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough... governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward.
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body rested. stress gone. mind sharp. because unisom gave you deep restful sleep all night. morning early birds. unisom. good night. good morning. those 33 trapped chilean miners may soon be free. rescuer say they successfully sent a capsule nearly all the way to the trapped guy. it stopped 46 feet short of the chamber where they have been holed up since august 5th.
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they say the rescue equipment will be ready by midnight on tuesday. news from where you live tonight and we are in dc. auto boths are taking over the district as crews work on transformer 3 and they were filming downtown today. lindsey mastis live at the national mall. i have to know did you see any of the stared to? >> we did. we soom this the main stars that are the transformers themselves. we saw bumblebee, optimist crime which is a semi truck that morphs in to the real good guy of the transformer and we were able to see the human stars. we saw them at the american red cross building. look at that video. the two people walking is mom and dad with wiki. mom's in pink. they are the main character's parents in the movie. and often times they are left in the dark. we saw the director michael bay. we would hear him yell action and quiet on the set. a lot of people stood across
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the street all day to catch a glimpse. >> it's pretty cool. i mean this is a huge, huge production. not just like a commercial shooting. >> it is really cool because the first two films i saw them and now i know these characters are coming and i can say, oh, look. i know that play. >> many people spent hours outside watching. some are trying to figure where the crew is going next because they want to follow it around the city. some people are trying to take pictures with their cell phones or professional cameras an they can make some money by doing so because metro will be paying $25 prpic churr they use for anything you can get behind the scenes transformers and of course a lot of people are looking at road closures because that's a sure way to find out where the transformers will be next. reporting live, lindsey mastis, 9 news now. >> we will have paparazzi everywhere. for more stories where you live go to and find your community in our
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where you live section and keep up with what is happening in your neighborhood. if you have a story or news tip, send it to us, as well. be part of the team at so, how was your weekend? chances are you had it better than a texas guy named daniel. his weekend was down right humiliating and it's not going to be any better for a while. you see daniel has been viced of using a crime victim's fund as his personal piggy bank and his punishment, the judge ordered him to walk a busy street in houston every weekend for the next six years. holding a sign that reveals his crime. >> stopped by two gentlemen who said they didn't approve of me walking the street, you know, this block right here. they didn't approve of what i did but they don't approve of this. >> reporter: daniel's wife is going to be joining him. she's convicted of the same crime and is also sentenced to this walk of shame.
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shame. that's creative sentencing right there. >> good. it will make an impression. >> yes, it will. >> on a lot of people. not quite the record at national. we have some records to share. >> so warm. i was at recess with kids today and it was hot. >> in a month you will look back fondly at day. check the numbers now. at national the record high was 90 degrees but we had a low record at dulles in part because it is a smaller data pool. haven't been keeping records except since 1983. 90 was safe at national and 89 safe at baltimore. all the records were set in 1919. right now plenty warm. 85 downtown. back down to the upper 70s in gaithersburg and manassas and 82 leesburg and 79 out in cumberland. we will have to change this eventually. so here we go. tomorrow we will be warm. not as warm, 80 degrees. a shower is possible. cooler but dry on wednesday.
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back in the upper 60s on thursday, some rain and showers. temperatures around 60. so snap back to reality by the middle of the week. let's break down tomorrow. i would leave your umbrella at home. the chance of a shower is not a huge chance. 65 to start. very mild. upper 70s by lunchtime. 80 by evening. a chance of a shower in the morning and toward evening and that's it. most of which is north of the maryland pennsylvania border. tonight mostly cloudy and mild. 56 to 64. winds become westerly at ten. it will be comfortable tonight but well above average for this time of the year. low 60s to around 60 inside the beltway. plenty of 50s to the north, east and west 56 gaithersburg, 59 college park document the west 58 fairfax and also in reston. 57 in sterling and 56 in leesburg. tomorrow morning, variable clouds. slight chance of a shower to start. 50s and 60s. winds pick up for a short time
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west northwest at 10 to 15. by afternoon, variable cloudiness, not as warm. a shower or thunderstorm is possible. highs around 80. and winds die down a bit and become northernly at ten. satellite picture, radar combined a lot of showers and storms to the north of us in to ohio and pennsylvania and new york. they are going to stay to the north of us tonight. the weak cold front will drop down here tomorrow. by the time it does, most of the moisture will be gone. we'll keep a lice sleight chance of a shower in tomorrow. next seven days, 80 on tuesday. maybe a shower. cooler on wednesday and thursday. dry on wednesday. wet on thursday. and now the showers may linger in to friday morning. should clear out for friday afternoon and evening. good for high school football but cool. temperatures around 60 for a high. mid-60s on saturday. and we have the dog walk out at potomac and 70 on sunday for the redskins game. it will be a little cooler but nice football weather. >> a lot of nervous fans, down
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to the wire in my house this weekend. >> i was not optimistic when they were down ten in the fourth quarter but they are finding ways year which is encouraging. it may have taken a year off of shanahan's life but they found a way to win the game but a we will tell you why they shouldn't celebrate too much because some holes were exposed. and why this golf fan has become a worldwide sensation. we're zooming in on the man with the mustache and cigar in his mouth. you'll meet him next.
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woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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it's time for 9 sports with brett haber, the best sports in town. fact is they played poorly for most of the game and won, which i suppose is better than playing well most of the game and losing. still, there are major concerns for the redskins as they survive a game after trailing by double-digits in the fourth quarter. that's hard to do. issue one for the skins is the
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offensive line. mcnabb got sacked five times and if he spends more time on his back he could be arrested for loitering. the redskins still found a way to win but as shanahan pointed out none of the wins have come comfortably. >> i don't think i have ever been in involved in four or five games that were determined on the last play and one game that we probably should have had under control is the game we were ahead at in houston and obviously didn't get that one done. no, i condition say i have. >> reporter: fortunately for the redskins their defense saved their collective bacon after holding the eagles to 18 points last week they held rogers and the packers to 13 points yesterday. landry and orakpo are playing like pro bowler and suddenly the defense has gone from liability to lifesaver. >> we have great weeks of
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preparation. we are hitting from the front linebackers to the secondary. >> we covered what we needed to. high-powered offense, maintaining them at 13 points when we know it would have been better. it is phenomenal. >> it is. it has not been a phenomenal day for one player. marvin austin has been dismississippid from the tar heals program for accepting illegal benefits from aning a. the ballou high school grant was considered a top draft pick in the draft. today's play of the day from rachel of stone bridge high in ashburn. this is their running back marcus harris looking like franco harris. pulling away for a 55-yard score. 56-0. log on to dc.high school
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>> is he real. >> do you think he is fake. >> there he is with mohammad ali. >> we have to go. that's all for 9 news now at 6:00. derek is back at 00. see you later. i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago: dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere.


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