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this, well, at least a portion of this will be over and hopefully they will be bigger and bettering things to come. and this will, let's take a look at this shot. giving you an idea of what folks in the tyson's corner area will look forward to. this shot gives you ad good look. so down here at this ramp is the ramp from the utter loop down to 123. and starting tomorrow, you'll hit a traffic light at the bottom of the ramp. and the access to the inner loop from 123 will change as well. that's estimated to add about 20 precious minutes to your commute over the next two years. >> the sites, and sounds of progress. >> i'm from new york and this is pretty bad. it's going to take time and a part of that time for the pain. >> and that pain could be in here next. >> the motorists are leaving tyson's corner, for example, in the afternoon, who normally stay on the right lane to catch that to go to 495 north.
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that ramp, that will shut down over 18 to 24 months. they will need to proceed ahead, just a little bit and proceed ahead to a light on the left. >> the orange and white barrels that have become a part of the landscape here, well, they will be gone. and even though that signs warn the drivers f another change, they are still expecting a minor bump in the road. as folks get used to the new traffic pattern. all this to open up the way for the construction of the beltway hot lane. >> i have no idea. i don't know how it's going to work. >> here is how it works. the $1.4 billion project will create four new lanes in the middle of the beltways of the inner and outer loops. specifically for the high occupancy vehicles, or for folks who want to pay a toll. >> we will have a bridge right down here. >> yes, this is one of the entrances for them into the corner. >> reporter: and they say that the project opens the door for a simpler way to travel in the future. >> for the first time, he will be able to leave that car at home, get on the bus, come into tyson's corner. >> it will be a lot of
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inconvenience for everyone. >> reporter: so while it will take youing longer to get to where you're going, try to remember. >> we're just to short years away. >> reporter: two short years, but a whole lot of headaches. in the meantime for all the information about the route changes and what you could do to map out your plans for tomorrow and the days to come, log onto our website, >> all right, good luck getting back here from that area tonight. thank you. a murder mystery becomes even more mysterious. police have found the missing suv of a man discovered dead in his home. but that suv turned up more than seven miles away. it was last thursday that the 61-year-old was found murdered in his home in fairfax stations. and now, an officer, they found that gold lexus, along americana drive. and neighbors are still trying to sort out all that happened. >> very shocking. because this is a very quiet neighborhood. nothing like this has ever happened around here. it's a very nice neighborhood
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and neighbors are always walking their dogs all the time. >> police are going over that lexus inch by inch. they are looking into whether or not this case is connected to other home break ins around the general area. fairfax county police, they have determined the man found shot outside the metro last week. and they had a self-inflicted found. discovered in the parking lot after a concerned family member contacted police. and police, they say that the 32-year-old shot himself and then drove to the parking lot. he was initially taken to the hospital with some very life- threatening injuries. the doctors say that he is getting better. an update on a hamburger restaurant drawing a lot of complains. the owner has agreed to close this evening. people working near the circle restaurant, they complained that it dumped smoke and fumes into their offices. and many flows, they say all the grilling makes them sick. and the superior court judge cited them today. ordering the restaurant to close their doors this evening.
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investigators are still looking at the cause of the deadly fire in northern virginia. does the flames have reported it this morning on orchard street in the city of fairfax. found dead in his bed with the dog nearby. and they say that it took them some time to get them to the house because of all the piles and the trash and the empty beer can that litters the living room. neighbors try to alert the man inside the homes. they could not reach it. >> i knocked on the door here on the driveway side. and then they ran around the back, knocking on the windows in the back. and there just wasn't anything out there. >> a neighbor says that the man who died was a smoker. and the fires, they say that they could not find any smoke detectors in the house. the commuters, they really need to work out today. metro's escalators were not working until a lot of people, they just walk. and maybe they made a lot of walking. as if that is not enough. an independent audit found the serious problem with metro's escalators and the elevators. detailing problems that include
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a failure to clean and adjust the escalator switches. water making their way into the machine rooms and the worked areas. mechanics that need more training and a shortage of the supervisors. riders say they just want the problem fixed. >> if there is something that they are putting up the prices on metro, i think that they should get these elevators fixed as soon as possible. >> we need the new ones here on maintenance. and a lot of escalators in that system. >> reporter: yeah, there are three escalators at the wheaton station. one of them are closed for rehab. another one is broken. and metro says that these escalators are the longest in the western hemisphere. while filming a transformers 3 is set to roll tonight. involving the film's bumblebee car and the dc police suv. no one seriously hurt. but it prompted police to take a look at their safety procedures when it comes to police vehicles, driving onto roads that have been closed for special purposes.
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and that was the case yesterday. the crash remains under investigation. a popular bar near the university of maryland is now in the cross hairs of authorities who say it should be shut down in the wake of the stabbing involving several students last night. and the fite started inside the thirsty turtle on baltimore avenue, moving inside, where three underage fraternity members and another man were stabbed. a fifth man seen in this photo is being sought as a suspect. he is six feet two with a black mohawk haircut. >> a hearing with the county board of license commissioners might be set as early as the first week in november. the owner of the bar, they have not commented. >> there is something to cheer about in college park.
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the university of maryland and the marching band, they won a big contest. they will get $25,000 for their performance of the hawaii 50 theme song. promoters held a national competition, and news of the victory, went pretty well over campus. [ cheering ] >> this is incredible. i mean, there are so many bands that are out there. they are still competing for this. it is just so surreal. >> a part of the reason why they are so excited is because of that $25,000 award will help the band get some new uniforms. their video will also appear on cbs. still ahead here on 9news now at 6:00, reversing the core on the deep water drilling. plus, those trapped chilean miners, freedom could be just
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hours away. those stories and more just ahead, topper? and another warm day now. we'll take you out with the temperatures. 83 at national. 83 also at dulles. 8 at dulles is the record high. 83 and 63 for nationals, not so much. average is now 69 and 51. and the average downtown is 8. and the record high is 89. that will save the record low. we'll come back and talk about when you will need the umbrellas and the coats. stay tuned. i'm bob ehrlich.
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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. 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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this is a rough commute for them. >> that's right. our friends are jumping any time soon. running into a lot of traffic. bumper to bumper. that's where an earlier crash has shut down the left lane. that has just been open. but a lot of traffic will check our travel times right now to see how things are looking as
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we check right now. they double what you usual hi see out there. also slow going, both in montgomery county and in virginia. >> all right, thank you. the obama announced that they are listing the six-month moratorium on the gulf of mexico where that was put on place after the oil spill. one of the worse environmental disasters in the country's history. they say it is unlikely that they will resume right away. coming up on 9news now, fresh air and freedom could be less than an hour away for those trapped miners in chile. we'll tell you about the people here in our area who are also getting ready to celebrate. but first, here is a preview of tonight's cbs evening new hads.
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the first of the trapped miners in chile could be freed in less than an hour. you're looking at now live, the rescue operations at the san jose mine in chile. and the 33 men, they have lived nearly half a mile below the ground for nearly two months. a test run involving the rescue capsule that went off without a hitch. engineers say that it will take more than 36 hours to rescue all the miners. once that operation finally begins. and family members, they are anxious. they are eagerly awaiting a reunion with their loved ones. when the first miner reaches the surface, you might just hear a roar of the applause down on massachusetts avenue. bruce leshan is live at the embassy where they are getting ready to party. and bruce, with good reason. >> reporter: yeah. with good reason. they are suppose to start at 6:30. but folks, they are already gathering. you can see them gathering with their chilean flag and the red, white, blue. are you excited? >> very excited. >> reporter: and folks on the side, they are gathering two
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people, passing by. coming to check it out. and they have the chilean tv on live here. and you can see the rescue in had less than one hour. that's the translation up there on the screen. some day on this way, i'll show you the big signs. the u.s. and the world in rescuing the 33 miners. then we're going to actually come down. let me show you this book that they have, this seat that they have. this is going to be the first one that comes out. this down here is the ship form. he'll be the last miner. this is the the note that they actually sent up after 17 days without contact. saying estamos bien. we're good. we have 33 people. folks can sign this book and that it will be sent by the embassy down to folks it in chile. this is the ambassador, kind enough to join us. what's your mood at this point? >> i'm very excited of looking for a happy end to the story,
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it's a long story, but a story of how difficult it is on how to lead people, how to put technical support there, and how to help unite the country. receiving help from the american people. it's a story with all kinds ofelements here, and so we're so excited on bringing that alive and to save the miners. >> reporter: yeah, it could be 36 hours, but they are hoping they all come up safe in that period. >> exactly. it's a long process for the rescue. >> the first one could be here within an hour? >> yeah, within an hour. >> unbelievable. everybody is invited to come down the to the embassy. they will have a big old party here. you can join the ambassador and have a blast and really a joyful occasion. back to you. >> everybody is pulling for those miners, bruce, thank you so much for that. and topper is here. we're talking about the forecast. don't get used to this. it's going to change. it was a nice thing.
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>> yeah, it was nice. 83 today. but we're going to change it. we won't go for the record highs and the record lows which is nice. we'll ease into it. sometimes you do go from one experience to the other. here is your forecast for the next three days. bright and brisk tomorrow that will be dry. temperatures in the upper 60s. so that seems crazy cool after 88 on monday and 83 today. and the average is now 69, 70. pretty close to average. 62 on thursday. a light rain developed. you might see a little bit in the morning. most of which will fall in the afternoon. and again, temperatures will be in the low 60s. maybe a few clouds friday morning, but a very nice day and a very nice evening for the high school football. i'll see the cool high temperatures right around 60. all right, let's break down tomorrow. and the temperatures, they will be be in the mid-50s to start and in the 40s in the suburbs. so a life jacket, probably a good idea. i know certainly that is a good idea. 62 by lunchtime. and lots of sunshine. in the upper 60s by the evening. the good news, it won't be breezy tomorrow in the 68.
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we'll feel relatively comfortable. temperatures right now, below 70 downtown. and still in the low 70s for gaithersburg. upper 70s still in leesburg. still 80s down in fredericksburg. okay, for tonight, partly cloudy skies. much cooler. the low temperatures, in the mid-40s to the mid-50s. winds are out of the north at about 10. lows tonight, about 10 degrees cooler than they were last night. and so 46 in gaithersburg. 48 in rockville. for and the low to mid-50s inside the beltway around downtown. 54 downtown. but 49 at college park and 48 in bowie. looking at 38 in fairfax and reston. and 46 in leesburg and 46 also in manassas. now, tomorrow morning, partly cloudy and chilly. winds are light out of the northwest at 10. then by the afternoon, very nice. partly cloudy and cool. but a nice day. a high of 65 to 70. and the winds are easterly at about 10. satellite picture radar combined. yet another hurricane. hurricane paula, just off the young tan. we're going to follow paula
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very closely between the young tan and possibly the western cube over the weekends. meanwhile, we'll see the showers and the thunderstorms in portions of kentucky and tennessee. that's our weather maker. for thursday. kind of the cool rain for thursday. and right now, we're looking at just partly cloudy skies overnight and pretty comfortable. let's talk about what the computers think that this storm will be going. we'll show you the spaghetti plot, converging to the line. they are all over the place. a couple of models take it into the central golf. and we'll watch the storm carefully. right now, they are under the gun for the next 48 hours in western cuba under the gun over the weekend. and next seven days. >> upper 60s tomorrow. bright and brisk. the low 60s on thursday. light rain and showers primarily in the afternoon. nice on friday as we get rid of the few morning clouds. the only 60 though. kind of cool friday night for the high school football. and grab the old sweatshirt. and then nice on saturday. the low 60s. that the dog walk will be out here for the local parks. and then beautiful on sunday. 70 for the sunshine.
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cool at the rescue game. upper 60s. and the low 70s for the sunshine on tuesday. >> yes, thank you very much. we've got problems with gilbert. >> i know. and listen, i don't care how long he wears his beard. i don't care if he doesn't smile all year. i care that his knee is okay and that his knee is not okay. >> i was meant to be with the reunion. but there is a development within the last hour. it's not a good one. we'll have a live report from the phone booth on the latest with agent nine. plus, the touchdown dance that got us thinking about 90s tv. do you think like us? nine sports next. i'm bob ehrlich.
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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. 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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to make the state we love not just good, but great. 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. and also, shame. gilbert has not faced those fans in more than nine months. but as they tell us, live from
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the verizon center this evening as they are getting ready for the pre-season opener, we have late news about them. fill us in. >> reporter: yes, he will not play tonight because of soreness in his left knee. the same knee required three surgeries. now, about an hour and a half ago, he was out here on the court, warming up for tonight's game against the hawks. the wizards had a top three hour practice on sunday, followed by another hard practice yesterday. that might be why the knee is sore. and theyed told saunders, head coach, about the knee this morning. his teammates are not concerned though. >> i think that he has knee trouble in the past. and it is a caution. >> we still have a couple of weeks before that. better safe than sorry. >> tonight is also the first home game for the number one pick. he has been such a great leader for the preseason, so a lot of excitement for tonight's game. as they make their revieson
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center debut. but again, he had not play because of his sore left knee. most people around here, they believe it is just a precaution. back to you. >> all right, we hope they are right. we have seen the song and dance with his knee before. maybe they should ask the old guy standing on the sideline. this sunday will mark their first annual homecoming game. as the team welcomes back all of the alumnis. and that is a former player, introduced at half time. and they will receive the hall of fame ring. down a level four in one. and they are getting ready for clemson this saturday. winning their last two visits to the foothills of south carolina. if you are wondering how they got to 4-1 this year, it's pretty simple in five games, they turned the ball out there turning it over just four times. >> the fact that it is our
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success and that they will continue to do that is the turnovers. we're not turning the ball over on offense and we are getting turnovers on defense. hopefully we'll be be able to continue to do that and something that works on very hard. now, the toyota festival the play of the day. >> tonight's play of the day, coming to us. there it is. shooting out here. michael moore on the four-yard touchdown pass. high schoolers, if you would like to become a high school correspondent, get a free flip cam. log onto by his standards, he was having a horrible game with just two shots on goal. he was a minus one on the score sheet. just 30 seconds left in overtime, here came ovechkin
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into the zone, unleashing the horrific ware and winning the game. three goals in three games so far. even when ovechkin is bad, ovechkin is good. >> that's what super stars do. and that's why they are out in the last minute. because he's got the ability to win you a game. and at any chance, whether they are playing good or bad. and you'll put them out there. and when you need a goal, because they have the potential to get it. >> finally tonight, the lions, they returned an interception for the touchdown on the rams for sunday. and when they get into the end zone, a little touch down dance for them and they have seen that dance before. and it is causing a bank from the fresh prince of bell air. doing the tom jones is not unusual. and they are not sure who does it better. or smith. of the lions. but i always enjoyed when carlton did that. apparently that is so. >> yes, apparently. >> all right, well, that's it for 9news now at 6:00.
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the cbs evening news is next. they will see you at 7:00 for the area's only local newscast. don't forget, wake up early tomorrow morning at 4:25. bye now.


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