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national acclaim and sparked local controversy. today the public school chancellor, michelle rhee said that she is stepping down. bruce johnson is at the mayflower hotel in downtown washington with more on the rhee resignation. bruce? >> it ended a short time ago. this is what we expected all along. michelle rhee is leaving. the people that voted for vincent gray and he is the presumptive mayor. they made it clear they wanted her out. she is leaving at the end of the month. her chief deputy will be taking over, at least on an interim basis and all parties on that stage today agree this is the best case scenario for oall involved. >> the thought of not being in this real anymore is heart breaking, to put it mildly but i do know it is the right thing for the school system and the right thing, most importantly
for the children of dc. >> never in my wildest dreams did i imagine we could reach such heights as a district. i'm excited about where we are and i'm thrilled the the management team has agreed to stay on to continue this work. >> reporter: now is the time for us to look forward. >> now is the time for us to look forward. we cannot and will not revert to the days of incrementalism in our schools. >> going to june 12th, 2007, my expectations for how she would do couldn't have been higher. as i come back 3 1/2 years later, i say, without reservation, she exceeded all of my expectations. >> the comments from the station today at the mayflower were aimed at large numbers of people, most west of the park who voted for fenty because they wanted to keep rhee in her position and keep reforms moving forward and at a quick
pace. as for what rhee does from this point on, we don't know. she didn't offer any clue. it's fair to say she will have some voice, some position at the national level where she can influence school reform across the country and not just here in the district. she did have a message for the dc school children. she said they are smart, she's proud of them and she expects them to continue. henderson has had some connection with the dc schools the past 10 to 15 years in some capacity they don't expect a lot of changes under her and all we can say in terms of what we know about her personally is she is a dc native who's lived in ward 5 for a long period of time and a personable person. she likes to hug and laugh a lot and every 4th of july she throws a picnic with some 200 or so people. mayor fenty won't say what he will do but he is threw with elected office for now and about the where in for mayor fenty. it is still on and people behind the write in launched the campaign because they
wanted michelle rhee to say. she just got the job and she's going to meet with gray. they have a relationship. she's expected to carry on the reform. i might point out a lot of people se ri has done the heavy lifting. henderson's job will be easier from now on. rhee has closed a lot of schools and fired 800 teachers. henderson won't have to go back and do those tough things again. she may have some smooth sailing at this point and a lot of people think she maybe in the driver's seat to get the job on a permanent basis. >> we will be following the story. thank you so much. well, we have good news because the rescue of those 33 miners trapped for 69 days in chile is continuing at this
hour. this is a day that some thought would never come. the rest cue effort has been a smooth operation so far [ applause ] >> reporter: one by one the miners are getting a heros welcome, 69 days in the making. the 11th man out hugged his girlfriend and the rescuers before heading to the hospital for a check up. so far all the miners appear to be remarkably fit including 63- year-old mario gomez. he's the oldest miner who has a history of lung disease. he dropped to his knees in prayer when he made it to the surface. >> reporter: florencio avalos was the first to ride the capsule up 2,000 feet to the surface. the capsule is 22 inches wide, the trip up 15 minutes. the men are being pulled to safety faster than expected. as quickly as 39 minutes apart. the second miner freed passed
out souvenir rocks and whipped the crowd in to a frenzy. people around the world are cheering for the men as they surface from their underground prison. an estimated 1 billion viewers tuned in last night cigarette i think this night has been -- tuned in last night. i think this night has been a magic night, full of emotion. >> reporter: church bells tolled and loud celebrations broke out in the streets. they know the miners by name because the story has gotten so much attention. if it goes according to plan the rescue capsule will bring up the ship foreman tomorrow morning. >> by the way, you can watch the rescue mission live by going to our website at wusa9.com. keep track of the rescue work, even while you are at work. just click on the banner at the top of the home page. following breaking news of
a double shooting that took place at the department of public works shop. flames broke out on w street northeast. kristin fisher is live from the site where police are searching for suspects and a motive. >> one of the victims who was shot just over here in this apartment of public works parking lot is still in the hospital in good condition, but the other victim has indeed died. he is 51 years old, from suitland, maryland. his name is larry hutchins. he had been an employee here for 24 years. police are trying to identify the person or persons who killed him. dpw is part of the metropolitan police department family and we will work around the clock to bring the responsible persons to justice. these people work too hard to
have senseless shootings take place while they are trying to do their job. >> police found two employees at the department of public works had been shot to at the entrance to a parking lot. police say it is not a drive by but said the shooter was wearing some kind of uniform. we don't know if it was an employee here and we don't have a motive and there is a chance of a second suspect. police won't confirm if they have anyone in custody. all they will say is they are interviewing several people at this time. police, who work at this facility, are clearly very upset, especially since they have had previous incidents of violence at this same facility and until now nothing has been done. >> one of the reasons why we are really sad is that there's no security in this yard. there's no security in any of the yards. when you have yards of this size and magnitude and employees that come and go at that time of the morning, then not to have security i think is
just disturbing for the employees. >> reporter: so this incident is raising some serious safety concerns for city employees, but it could cause problems for dc residents and specifically this is the city's main trash and recycling lot. right now you can see it is covered in crime scene tape. so all trash an recycling collection for now has been suspended until tomorrow. >> jc. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, police in vienna are investigating the death of a 9-month-old child. medics rushed to a hospital in the 400 block of dove circle after they received a call about a child in distress. investigators say the day care provider put the child down for a nap a few hours earlier and later found the child unresponsive. portion county police say they have made an arrest in connection with a quadruple
stabbing in downtown college park. three students, and a nonstudent were injured outside of the thirsty turtle bar on tuesday morning on loop 1. -- route 1. a 21-year-old man was arrested this morning. and charged with first degree assault. none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. also, happening right now, dc homicide detectives are investigating a homicide in northwest washington. police found a man with severe trauma near the tacoma metro station along the 9 loo block of blare road. at this point, there is no suspect or motive in last night's incident. the victim's name has not been released. the illegal immigrant charged in the drunk driving accident that killed a nun and injured two of her sisters will be in court today. many would like to know how 23-
year-old he went for two years without a previous drunk driving conviction hearing. the 0 balm ma administration is withholding -- the obama administration is withholding the result of the investigation. police say he was drunk when he struck and killed the nun in bristow last august. an update on the governor's race in maryland. talk about a big mixup for the montgomery county league of voters. their information guide lists bob ehrlich as a democrat. big mistake. the form for governor is a republican. the legal has apologized, but they don't plan to reprint another brochure. the ehrlich campaign says the mistake is no big deal. tomorrow, we're going to bring you live coverage of the latest debate in maryland.
watch it here live beginning at noon on channel 9 and also on our website at wusa9.com. you will be able to watch a rebroadcast tomorrow night beginning at 7 p.m. on our digital channel 9.2. a commuter alert for people traveling through tysons corner during peak hours. important information [ male announcer ] martin o'malley sworn in.
inherits a billion-dollar surplus, low unemployment. o'malley signs the biggest tax hike in maryland history. raids chesapeake bay fund to cover spending. gives raises to top aides. business climate ranks 45th worst in the nation. now 200,000 jobs lost. o'malley covers up jobs report that proved maryland's economy stalled. if re-elected, o'malley will raise taxes again. whether he does, is up to you.
. we have a traffic alert for drivers traveling through tysons corner. you should add about 20 minutes to the morning commute in order to get through tysons corner. new traffic patterns have been imposed so vdot crews can work on the beltway hot lanes. for the next 18 months, the ramp from the inner loop to route 123 will be closed. and also, this morning, crews shifted the lanes on the inner loop to prepare for the demolition of the old beltway bridge. sounds like a lot of hassle but vdot says it's going to be worth it. >> for the first time people will be able to leave their car at home. get on a bus. come in to tysons corner. >> for immediate impact there will be a lot of inconvenience for everyone. >> anytime you need updates of the vdot project or any other
major road construction project in our area, go to our website at wusa9.com. and click on the traffic tab. two of the three escalators at wheaton station are off line. one is closed for rehabilitation and another is broken. a recent audit outlined a host of problems, including a lack of proper training for mechanics. the escalator between the mezzanine and the platform should be running again by friday. wheaton's escalators are the longest in the western hemisphere. coming up next, howard and the forecast. gorgeous now. if you are going to be outside today no problems. outside tomorrow is a different story. i'll exmaybe plain when nine -- i will explain when 9 news now returns.
bob ehrlich says he wants to fix maryland. but he increased state spending by record amounts. ehrlich raised $3 billion in taxes and fees... including property taxes... and a 40% increase in college tuition. and now he's made over $1 billion in new promises... with no plans to pay for them... except for cutting education. cuts that will lay off teachers and increase class sizes. that's not a budget. and bob ehrlich's not the kind of leader... we can trust.
a little cooler today. >> but gorgeous. it is a pretty october day. this type of day that reminds me about the time of year you go apple picking, something like today. >> pumpkin picking. >> take advantage today because tomorrow you won't want to be outside tomorrow. we have even friday morning while it won't be raining the ground may being so soggy. -- may be soggy.
we have sunshine, wall to wall. temperatures in the upper 60s for 3:00. 6:00 we will be holding on to 67 or so. by 9:00, lower 60s and 50sin the suburbs with partly cloudy skies and a northeast wind at five to ten miles an hour. satellite and radar, we have a lot of sunshine. especially from pennsylvania south. had some clouds this morning, down to the northern neck. we can see some clouds and showers in southwestern virginia. more rain will be moving in by tomorrow with a system that is coming out of the tennessee valley and another piece of energy from the midwest. temperature-wise, it was in the low 40sthis morning. we're only 63 in frederick. 50s in martinsburg, cumberland. on the bay in annapolis with the wind coming off the water, low 60 is all you will hop for this afternoon and fredericksburg up to 65 and here in dc 84. 58 rest reston. columbia is 62. you get the idea. nice, cool, crisp autumn day, after 80s earlier in the week.
big picture. we have high pressure up here. that's why it is clear across new england. boy, you notice how the showers and storms form, michigan back to central illinois. that's one piece of the puzzle. the other is spinning back here in tennessee. these two are going to come together in a big way and just really pound areas knot and east of us. we will get a good deal of rain out of this. don't kid yourself but they could get three times the rain we get north of new york and northern new jersey. high pressure is moving to the east. tonight at 1:00. we have the rain. look at what happened tomorrow morning through midday. by the rush hour there will be light showers, especially west of town. midday could be heavy showers and rain occurring. maybe even thunder mixed in. here's a cold front. going to push it through in the afternoon. went faster than i wanted but you get the idea it will clear out tomorrow night and a northwesterly wind.
traveling to new york tomorrow, it is going to rain. friday morning look at the rain from boston, new england in to a eastern new york. a lot of rain there. around here, notice could be wet snowflakes at garrett county in to snow shoe and high country of west virginia but the breeze will be with us. we are talking about a lot of rain. tomorrow morning we will see the rain move in. by 8:00 maybe hefty rain for winchester. little bit to the west in frederick. we get through much of the rush hour not too much and middle of the day, an inch and a half for the shenandoah valley. a little less to the south. your extended forecast, the next three days, we have temperatures 69. tomorrow 62 with the rain. breezy and friday 63. and then looking ahead to the weekend, you will notice the temperatures stay cool on saturday with the winds 62. sunday 70. should be nice for the skins game on sunday night. we are going to the kitchen when 9 news now it's great. i eat anything that i want.
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will do is toss those in. we'll stir those and let those cook until they get nice and golden brown. olive oil or butter, which ever you prefer. so we will turn that off and next up, i have the halla. >> oh,. >> egg bread, stale. cut it in to nice sized cubes. >> i love halla french toast. >> we use a sour dough with sour cherry syrup. >> it is nice and hard. >> don't want it crunchy hard just dry so it will absorb all the flavors. so in go the onions. i have some chantrale mushrooms. >> reporter: and everything you are putting in is nice and wild. >> it is wild or local farmers markets and iry have some repenni and greens here and i
have some veggies. i want to remind our listeners that this recipe is on our website at wusa9.com. but look at the sausage. >> the sausage we make yourselves. we poach and slice it. it's a little pink because it is going to cook. >> all right. >> i have heavy cream. this is a holiday recipe. and then beaten eggs. these are farm eggs, not factory raised eggs. >> and we are less than a minute. we will mix it up. >> it is simple after you get all of your ingredients out. >> pretty much done. so what i have got is -- there are two ways to serve it. you can do it in an individual bowl like this and just mix it in, put it in, or you can do it in a loaf pan and scoop it in to think bowl after you cook it. >> we have one that's already been prepared. can i show it to everybody? it's right here and looks so good and this, oh, look.
this is -- when you say brunch bread pudding, mmm. >> better not have much to do after brunch in the afternoon. >> can i taste it? >> absolutely. >> recipe is on our website. visit the restaurant in cleveland park. thank you, chef. >> thank you for having me. >> great. [ male announcer ] martin o'malley sworn in. inherits a billion-dollar surplus, low unemployment. o'malley signs the biggest tax hike in maryland history. raids chesapeake bay fund to cover spending. gives raises to top aides. business climate ranks 45th worst in the nation. now 200,000 jobs lost. o'malley covers up jobs report that proved maryland's economy stalled. if re-elected, o'malley will raise taxes again. whether he does, is up to you.