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sexually assaulted on her evening jog. >> i'm turned, actually. i felt secure. lots of cyclists. i have never given it a thought. >> i drive on this trail three or four times a week and never felt unsafe at all but definitely makes me kind of second guess. >> this woman stopped for a few seconds to allow deer to cross the trail, but those few seconds was all it took for somebody to come up from behind. hit her on the head, knocking her unconscious. >> she awoke sometime later, off the trail, and was able to get back to the trail. thankfully a 40-year-old male jogger was passing by. >> reporter: the victim is still in the hospital, recovering from serious head trauma. but she was able to give a description of her attack tore police. a white male, mid-20s, wearing dark clothing.
until he is caught, police are asking all joggers, especially women, to take extra precautions. >> i would consider running at different times. >> try to find somebody to walk with me now my dog is too sick to go every morning. >> i will go out i'm sure but be more cautious. >> reporter: kristen fisher, 9 9news. if you have any information in this case please reach out to montgomery county police at 1-866-411-tips. the search for mark hill roth resumes today. this morning investigators fanned out across capital heights to talk to neighbors about what happened. he was shot and killed september 11th while on the way to school. early voting begins in the district today. you can vote until 7:00 p.m. there is one early voting center in each ward. for the exact locations, you can go to our website at wusa9.com.
tonight is the final presidential debate before voters go to the polls. this will be the last chance voters will get to see president obama and the republican clincaller face off. randall pinkston has the latest from boca raton, florida. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney take the stage in florida tonight to debate foreign policy. romney is expected to sharply criticize the response to the attack in libya that killed four americans. >> it is the governor's greatest opportunity. he can show there is a weakness in obama foreign policy. >> reporter: the two candidates will also tackle questions on china, iran's nuclear ambitions and ending the war in afghanistan. campaign watchers usually give the advantage to the sitting president when debating international issues. president obama's supporters say he has a strong record, including the successful take down of osama bin laden. >> i expect the president to be
especially forceful, since the topic of this debate is foreign policy. this has been one of the great strengths of the president. >> reporter: tonight's debate is crucial to both candidates. polls show a tightening race and that all of the season's debates are swaying voters. >> reporter: in the critical battleground state of ohio a poll shows the president up 5 points, 50-45. but romney has cut the president's lead in half since september. when ohio voters were asked who was a strong leader, more chose romney. but, when asked if the candidates care about their needs and problems, the president has the advantage. both campaigns conduct their own extensive polls and both believe their candidate has an excellent chance to win. we are your go-to debate station. we are teaming up again with our sister paper, usa today. and beginning at 9:00 p.m. on our website, we will be live,
blogging about what the candidates say. you can join the conversations via facebook or twitter. then we will be fact checking the candidates's statements with the fact checking team, no bull, just the facts on 9news now at 11:00. services have been set for former south dakota senator george mcgovern. he died sunday at a sioux falls hospice. he was 90 years old. a public viewing is planned for thursday in sioux falls. funeral services are scheduled for friday in sioux falls. a private burial will take plate at a later date in rock creek cemetery in washington. jury selection got underway this morning in the trial of former fbi agent adrian johnson. the 37-year-old is charged with nine counts, including vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol.
johnson was on duty when he hit the car of lawrence gardner jr. johnson's blood alcohol was three times the normal limit. the man accused of tossing a molotov cocktail in the middle of a bris i mall makes a court appearance today. leon trail is expected to appear in federal court at a detention hearing. he faces arson charges after last thursday's incident in arlington. the bomb did not ignite. no one was hurt. after officers took trail into custody, police say they found even more explosive materials. police are investigating a shooting in southeast dc. this was the scene just before 3:00 this morning along 27th street southeast near texas avenue. authorities say the victim was shot in the chest. medics rushed him to the hospital in critical condition. here's an effect of the soft economy you may not have
thought of. the number of homeless students in fairfax county public schools may have hit a record breaking high. the washington post reports that the count of homeless students may soon top 2500. school officials say at least 400 of the students, classifieds ahomeless, are children who live without parents or guardians. experts believe the rising number of homeless students is tied to the effects of the recession. still to come, when the news continues, j.c. hayward salutes an organization that helps achieve the american dream. but first, lance armstrong stripped of the seven victories that made him an american cycling hero
take away his title. as tina krause reports, armstrong could also be stripped of his olympic medal. >> reporter: the international cycling union says tour de france champion lance armstrong has no place in cycling. >> uc i will ban him from cycling and strip him of his seven tour de france medals. >> the decision accuses armstrong of being involved in the most sophisticated and successful doping cover-up the sport has ever seen. investigators say he used performance enhancing drugs, and dodged detection with blood transfusions. armstrong denies ever doping, arguing he passed hundreds of drug tests. he joined 4000 cyclists over the weekend if a ride to fight cancer. >> people ask me a lot how are you doing? i tell them well, i have been better. but i have also been worse.
>> the cancer survivor recently stepped down at chairman at livestrong charity and several sponsors pulled their support. the international cycling organization said it is determined to keep the sport clean and thanked armstrong's teammates who testified against him. >> cycling has a future and something like this must never happen again. >> reporter: the organization said it would not give armstrong's victories to the runners up because so many of those riders had been linked to doping as well. officials said there would simple pli be a hole in the record books. tina krause, cbs news. the world antidoping agency has three weeks to decide when it will appeal the ruling. the international olympic committee is also reviewing armstrong's case and may strip him of the bronze medal he won at the 2000 games in sid any.
country and about a quarter of them are catholic. now they can celebrate a saint of their very own. >> reporter: known as lily of the mohawks, she became the first native american saint sunday in a ceremony celebrated by pope benedict xvi. born in 1656 to a mohawk father and a christian mother, she was disfigured and partially blinded by smallpox. she was persecuted by her tribe when she converted to christianity at 20. the vatican says she cured this native american boy of a flesh eating bacteria in 2006, thanks to his parents prayers. on sunday he was one of few who received communion from the pope. 300 years after her death, many
wore traditional headdress in her honor. others among the crowd of 80,000 wore flowers to celebrate another new american saint, mother mary ann cope. the 19th century nun and her sisters cared for help pers in an isolated colony in hawaii. >> she is the best of the spirit of st. francis. >> reporter: a frail pope benedict named seven saints in all and said they were he revoke role models who dedicated their lives to others. most of the saints are missionaries, underscoring the pope's priority of bringing lapsed catholics back to the church. >> well howard we couldn't ask for a more beautiful day at this point and it is going to get
better right? >> reporter: 67 degrees, gorgeous, light winds the sun is out. for this time of year, we have so much color around on the leaves too. it is gorgeous, going to stay nice most of the week. we start you off with a look at the day planner on this monday afternoon, and it is beautiful. temperatures will be climbing into the upper 60s and low 70s. in fact, i think these temperatures are computer is spitting out, even a couple of degrees too cool, as i'm going to a high of 72. 74 or 75 is not out of the question with the winds picking up a little bit. going to be outside this evening, temperatures dropping into the 60s, should be very, very pleasant out there. this morning it was chilly, low and mid-30s out to our west in gadget thursday burglary. -- in gaithersburg. as of noon, we have temperatures still in the upper 50s in hagerstown, but most in the mid and a few in the upper 60s.
here's a look at our michael and son camera beautiful. looking northwest dc bethesda in the distance a beautiful day underway, 67 degrees with a west northwest wind now at 7:00 and the humidity only 36%. so the air has really dried out. the cold air in the northern rockies and british columbia, a big dip in the jet stream as the storm system is crashing into the west coast with rain and mountain snows. heavy snows in the ski areas in california up through the northwest, in toward even moynihan they have winter storm warnings. locally, not much going on here. but if you are flying toward chicago this afternoon, that is a cluster of storms that will be around there likely to slow things down a bit. the futurecast is all quiet. a few clouds late tonight, early tomorrow, especially up north. the showers will stay up in pennsylvania. then wednesday i'm expecting more sunshine, our highs will
be near 80 and keep in mind the average high is 66. so well above average for the next several days. we have a new tropical depression. 18 will likely become sally and strengthen to a strong tropical storm by jamaica. then toward the bahamas and after that potentially up to the north and east, maybe bermuda. they are trying to bring this thing back to the east coast sunday monday. 72 if not 74 in a few spots. not as chilliton. mid-40s north and west. 78 tomorrow, 80 on wednesday. still looking real nice thursday friday with saturday in the highs well up in the 70s. sunday depends what happens with propical depression sally. imagine coming to this country without being able to speak english, without being able to read street signs or
even to fill out a job application. some immigrants face this stark reality. one prince william county organization is educating its literary skills. >> i came this country, only thing i can say is good morning, good morning. >> she came to this country two years ago from west africa. she learned about literacy volunteers of america and quickly signed up. >> they are such wonderful individuals. it is so nice to see them progress and move toward where they won't need me any more. that is the whole plan here. >> reporter: sonja hain, the tutor, worked patiently with her. she also works way pax
pakistani american. >> she helped finding a job. >> reporter: zeb got hired at a seven eleven. >> most of the students here are probably better educated than i am. but unfortunately, that doesn't translate here for jobs and things like that. >> the organization helps breaks down the language barrier for immigrants. >> in this economy the jobs depend on improving the reading and writing skills. >> this class did lots for me. because i just got a job last month at wal-mart. because my english is better. >> i'm j.c. hayward, 9news now. what a great program.
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these in the oven for you. >> we have put together packages for gifts and everything for the holidays. we try to celebrate different occasions, birthday, valentine's day, christmas, thanksgiving. >> reporter: now i want to run through some of the big events coming up for you. november 1 month or mom's organic market is going to be carrying the cookies. >> and they are available online. >> reporter: and also in salisbury, maryland at green branch organic farm. >> yes and also at healthful habits, ocean city at go organic and at ocean city organic. >> i have to tell everybody at home this is delicious. i think i can get my daughter eat it as well. thank you for watching 9news now at noon. we are online anytime at