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today. there could be some severe weather. very springlike situation setting up for us across the state. we had some heavy rain last night. we have scattered light showers and sprinkles. the morning commute is not a big deal. the big activity will hold off until late this afternoon. let's look of forecast. a mix of sunshine and clouds. highs around 70. showers and thunderstorms are likely. we could see winds gust over 60 miles per hour and some large hail. we will talk more about that and check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> the roads are not slick. we have an earlier accident that is now just a downed pole. this is in howard county. doing pretty well. we checked the speed sensors.
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not much on the north side. 44 miles per hour at the west side. 795 looks good. 70 running smoothly in towards the beltway. 12 minutes on the west side outer loop. a quick live look outside. mrs. 95 coming up harford county at mountain road. so far so good. keep in mind, the roads are slick. give yourself a few extra minutes. no problems at the bay bridge. the rest of the area bridges are in great shape as well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> republicans and democrats are heading towards a spending shut down that could result in a government shutdown. >> kate amara joins us live with more details. good morning to you. >> good morning.
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unless congress can come to an agreement on a budget, the u.s. government will shut down. funding runs out this friday. to avoid a shutdown, lawmakers must approve a new spending plan. house republicans have proposed a short-term solution to keep the government running for another two weeks. >> our goal is to make sensible reductions and create a better environment for job growth. >> a longer-term plan to slash $61 billion in spending was rejected by the senate. >> i expect them to find common ground so we can accelerate and not impede economic growth. >> president obama said if the government shuts down, the recovery will stall. >> for the sake of our people, we cannot allow gridlock to prevail. >> budget experts say there
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appears to be more posturing the negotiating. >> it is possible they will come up with a compromise, the closer we get, it looks like a pall text will force a shutdown to ochre. >> house republicans begin debating that temporary spending plan tomorrow. reporting live, i am kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> what will the president be doing to try to deal with the economy issue? >> today, the president is meeting with the nation's governors here in washington. there has been a meeting all weekend long. the president is hoping to hear ideas on how to repair the economy. he says the best ideas percolate up. that works on the project ideas l can alsote's local = eve
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apply on the national level. >> thousands of people are expected to rally in annapolis today. >> kim dacey is live with more on that. good morning. >> 3000 baltimore city students and supporters have signed up to attend a rally tonight. that was more than double the number of people who appeared last year. this is to have off possible budget cuts. the rally was organized by the baltimore education coalition, an organization that is hoping to change minds and votes in annapolis. >> i have two children and baltimore city public schools. i want them to have the best future possible. that means making sure they have a great educational opportunities. >> so far supporters for more than 140 schools are expected at the rally. for more information, you can
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visit our rally, reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> police pulled back on a plan to push protesters at of the wisconsin state capital. protesting plans to end collective bargaining rights for most state employees. police spent sunday trying to convince the demonstrators to leave. many protesters left. others stayed past the deadline. they will not be arrested as long as the fall the law. >> the trauma -- drama "the king's speech" won an oscar for the bus picture. "the fighter" claimed honors for christian bale and melissa leo. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day.
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what to do think of last night's academy awards ceremony? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> the johns hopkins university student is in critical condition after he was hit by a car. police say a woman attempted to make a turn hit the student who became panda under the vehicle. this happened near west university parkway on sunday. no charges have been filed. a man was killed after being struck by several vehicles in and around the county. this happened on sunday in laurel. he was pronounced dead at the scene. >> police are investigating the discovery of a minivan in the patapsco river. it was under about 6 feet of water. no word that the vehicle was
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stolen. one person was taken to shock trauma after a fire in east baltimore. a home because fire on east north avenue. no word this morning on the condition of the fire victim or what caused the fire. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. the uprising in libya is beginning to spread. >> an escalator sublease stops in the nation's capital. -- and escalate suddenly stopped in the nation's capital. >> more on weather and traffic when we come right back.
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>> welcome back. there is some fog downtown. temperatures are in the 40's. the heavier rain we had late last night is now gone.
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some light rain expected to start today. check out on hd doppler. you can see light rain around baltimore. strong storms in ohio. there will arrive here later this afternoon. with gusts over 60 miles per hour. be prepared for some bumpy weather late in the day. scattered showers to start the day today. the dry part of the day will be at noon. we will be around 70. storms, and late this afternoon. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> thank you. the rebellion against muammar gaddafi has spread. people flew to the libyan flag in the years before gaddafi took power. it is located west of the capital of tripoli. there could be an offensive to those who remained loyal to the leader. >> now to a bizarre accident.
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an escalator stoppage in the nation's capital. this happened back in october of 2010. the metro escalator sped up and suddenly stopped. some of were injured and required medical care. >> astronauts aboard the space station during up for the first space walk of their mission. today's scheduled space walk is one of two scheduled for this week. there will install an extension power cable. it is needed before a tshamba full of supplies can be put in a purposely. >> weightlessness looks like so much fun. 43 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> you can relieve the pain at the pump by using a smart phone. >> we're attracting some
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closures in howard county because of a downed p
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> it is and a low wet. >> we have the downed pole in howard county. there is a closure. keep that in mind for your morning commute. crews are on the scene. your best alternate, triadelphia road. speed sensor is around 45 miiles per hour on
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the west side of a loop. 51 on southbound 95 coming down toward the beltway northeast. the j.f.x. running smoothly. delay-free from the maryland line all the way down to the beltway. this is 95. it is west out side. give yourself out the door as early as possible -- it is went outside. this is 50 from the bay bridge. running smoothly on east and westbound 50. the rest of the major roadways look fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. we're looking pretty good on the mta system right now. 5, 23 buses are 15 to 20 minutes late.
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light rail on time. metro subway on time in both east and west direction. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> we had some thunderstorms go through last night in a few neighborhoods. now things are fairly quiet. we're picking up some light rain. sprinkles and fog and drizzle in baltimore. that will change later this hour to go. let's take a look at the temperatures. 43 at the airport. 41 in parkton. we'll make it into the upper 60's to around 70 degrees. we have the possibility of springlike thunderstorms. we can see some huge storms around the ohio valley. large hail and even some tornadoes. this is drifting over towards
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baltimore. it warm front just went through a couple of hours ago. that is what triggered the thunderstorms. temperatures will be around 70. the atmosphere is destabilizing. a cold front will come out of the ohio valley. it will trigger some more storms. the store prediction center, the storms could produce winds gusts of 60 miles per hour and a slight chance for some tour nettles. we have the possibility of severe weather -- a slight chance for some tornadoes. it could be a bumpy evening. sometimes this does not happen. it doesn't mean everybody will see this kind of weather at their house. we could see some rough weather. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. thunderstorms later this afternoon. the upper 60's to around 70 degrees.
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evening thunderstorms. some will be strong. it will turn colder. temperatures dropping back into the 30's by early tuesday morning. we'll see sunshine tomorrow with a high temperature mere 48. back into the fifties by wednesday. maybe some rain showers friday, saturday, and sunday. >> it seems to risk an application for everything these days. many have been impacting the medical world. this application is being used by doctors check on patients. it provides details. >> impossible to be at the hospital 24 hours a day. it allows me to have more of a hands on approach to my laboring patients, even from a remote
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location. we have maternal contractions at the bottom. the orange line is the fetal heart rate. the white line is the maternal heart rate. >> the phone application is called air strip ob. there is another application that can help relieve pain at the palm. chris clackum has those details. >> smart phone applications like gas but it might be the year's most popular. the user can check were the cheapest gas prices in any given area. the information comes from like- minded consumers using crowd sourcing. people like you who have the application installed, you say, i have a second while i'm sitting here. i will enter the gas prices at this gas station. then everyone else can see this information. this relies on gas body for its
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information. constantly being updated by people at the gas pump. >> you are going to get a community-oriented take on were the cheapest gas prices iare. >> the applications cost little or nothing. they will be used more as gas prices go higher. >> more changes for millions of facebook pages. jane king joins us live with a look at the business news in the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> you are not the only ones feeling the pain at the palm. every large city in the u.s. now paying $3 a gallon of gas or more. billings, montana is the
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cheapest, $3.10. -- $3.01. you can blame the trouble in libya. crude moving higher this morning. $98 a barrel this morning. that could put a drag on the economic recovery. the latest survey is optimistic. respondents expect business investment to rise. unemployment will remain high. the housing market will lag behind the rest of the economy. more americans believe housing products -- prices will remain steady. african-americans are more optimistic about owning a home. as for stocks, futures are very quiet. they are flat. we did have a higher day on friday. consumer confidence is at the
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highest rates in three years. facebook like button is getting a makeover. now, the whole story with the headline will post to your wall instead of a nondescript story link. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> thank you. i understand this will be a big day for pancake lovers. >> tomorrow. it is for a good cause. 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. it runs until 10:00 p.m. you have all day to get some free pancakes. i will have more on how that will work coming up at 6:00 a.m. >> thank you. pancakes are good anytime of the day. 43 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together.
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>> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what did you think of last night's academy awards ceremony? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> actor charlie sheen will appear later on the "today" show. the show he stars want was halted after he took to the airwaves and leasing angry feelings about the program and his bosses. >> you are angry. >> i am passionate. everybody thinks i should be begging for my job back. i will warn them that everybody else will be big before my job back because didn't cbs have a
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right to shut your showdown to the you're abusing alcohol. is there shall. >> epic. epic behavior. they observed the guy hitting every mark and nearly every line, every joke, with a full house screaming. >> be sure to catch charlie sheen's inouye this morning on the "today" show. the "today" show starts at 7:00 a.m. >> interesting. 43 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- >> when officer william torbit was shot and killed, so was sean gamble. we will tell you how gamble family is dealing with the investigation. >> thousands of people are expected to march on annapolis today to defend the budget cuts -- in protest of budget cuts
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affecting education. >> we have some light rain. severe weather is possible later this afternoon. we will check in seven-day forecast. >> we could see problems on the area roads. we have an accident in joppa. bye, mom! we're here! [ giggling ] okay, girls. mom, i don't feel good. me, either. these days, nobody has time to get sick, but minute clinic
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's check traffic and weather. >> there is some light rain to start the day today. we could see stronger thunderstorms today. the middle of the day will feel fantastic. almost 70. late in the day, you'll see thunderstorms. we're starting to get into that time of year.
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temperatures or the 40's right now. we do have some light rain showing up. not a big deal. there are some strong storms in ohio. a mix of sunshine and clouds. thunderstorms late this afternoon. some will be severe with a high temperature near 68. i will check the seven day in just a few minutes. >> right now, the volume picks up. we have a few problems. we started howard county. we have a downed pole at 10-year oaks road. 45 miiles per hour on the northwest corner of the beltway. a smooth ride as you make your way closer to 95 on the south side. we're running smoothly on the rest of the major roadways so far. we have an accident at route 4
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the in joppa. a live view of the area roads -- 40have a maximum and ruth 4at e in joppa. the rest of the area bridges are checking out fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. lawmakers are eyeing potential budget cuts. thousands of school supporters are planning to rally in annapolis to my. >> kim dacey joins us with more details. >> 3000 supporters have signed on to attend the rally. they want to send a message to lawmakers to spare baltimore city from potential education cuts. the march on the statehouse will more than double the number of people who showed up last year. supporters from 140 schools are expected. this student was not just march.
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he will share his thoughts with lawmakers. >> i'm going to the rally. i will speak to the legislators about how important it is to the students of baltimore's city. >> this was organized to head off possible cuts. looking at a $15 million cut that is on the table. different committees, there is talk of potentially more cuts. >> the coalition is behind the protests. they are hoping to change minds and votes. >> i have two children in baltimore city public schools. i love them, and i want them to have the best future possible. and that means making sure they have great educational opportunities. and any cut to their education is unacceptable. >> the rally is scheduled for 6:30 tonight. you can find more information on our website,
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kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the battle over same-sex marriage continues this week. it could hit the house floor as early as wednesday. a bill was passed last week by the senate. they will continue as the house considers passing the legislation. 11 news spoke to find out what this means for same-sex couples. >> it really affords same-sex couples no more legal protections than those of heterosexual married counterparts. nothing more than they gained. >> we would get that. it will go to referendum. it will go on the ballot. i do not think maryland will accept that. >> the governor has said he will
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sign the bill if it passes the house. >> an investigation after a deadly stabbing in west baltimore. demand was found just before 1:30 -- a man was found just before 1:30 sunday afternoon. in harford county, the sheriff's office is investigating a shooting and stabbing in edgewood. this was surely before 3:00 a.m. saturday morning. a 27-year-old man who had been shot was found inside a vehicle. no word on a motive. several leads. >> a verdict is reached in the trial of a community activist accused of fatally stabbing his pregnant wife. the jury found the man guilty of first-degree murder. williams stabbed his wife veronica after she was granted a protective order against him.
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williams could get up to life in prison. the family of a man who shot and killed in january is speaking out. sean gamble and officer william torbit were killed by friendly fire in downtown baltimore. there was exchange of gunfire between torbit and a uniformed officer who did not recognize him. an independent board has been called to take over the investigation. parents want their questions answered. >> when they murdered shawn, the murdered part of me. i just want the truth to come out. and that we have closure. it will not bring sean back. we want some peace. >> 5 members have been chosen for the independent board.
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>> it has been two months since the disappearance of phylicia barnes. a prayer vigil will be held today. it will begin at 6:30 this evening. 17-year-old phylicia barnes was last seen late december. if you have any information on her whereabouts, you're asked to call the baltimore city police department. >> "the king's speech" won four oscars last night. other honors -- natalie portman in "black swan." christian bale and melissa leo won oscars. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what did you think of last night's academy awards ceremony? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to i know you watch for the
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fashion. >> strictly. >> you can give me the play-by- play later. >> coming up, researchers believe they are one step closer to better treat heart attack victims. >> a cancer drug is more beneficial to women. >> it is oil slick out there. we are tracking some closures we are tracking some closures and one accident of
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>> welcome back. we have some light rain downtown. 45 degrees. i think the weather will turn bobby as we head into this have to know. we can see some strong
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thunderstorms. the light rain is around here. on the left-hand side, you can see stars out in ohio. the will arrived in maryland late this afternoon with the possibility of wind gusts over 60 miiles per hour and even the slight chance for tornadoes. rainshowers to start today. to do stuff outside, try around lunch. we'll make it close to 70 this afternoon. stronger thunderstorms are possible late in the day. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> there is new hope for repairing damaged heart tissue. experts remove roughly 50% of a newborn mice heart found their heart or group within three
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weeks. researchers are trying to learn how these tiny heart muscle cells have the ability to regrow. >> a study confirms the cancer can be moreon beneficial for some women with breast cancer. there is at high risk for cancer recurrence. when given this drug were 25% less likely to have their cancer come back compared to women who only have the chemotherapy. >> 43 degrees on tv hill. the orioles begin their exhibition season today. keith mills will love more. >> i am alive at the pier 5 hotel. we will be cooking. we're talking about the culinary events 2011 that kicks off this saturday. i have all the details for you. >> it looks like a feast fit for
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a meteorologist. you can see the fog out there. when we come back, we'll update weather and traffic pulse 11. stay with us.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not bad out there in terms of delays. volume is building. the roads are low slick. keep that in mind. pulaski highway, in the joppa road region, there is an accident. a bit of a delay on the inner loop on the topside approaching the harrisburg expressway. 37 miles per hour. the j.f.x. running smoothly into town. traveling in howard county, 10 oaks road it shut down. b.g.e. crews on the scene trying to clear a downed pole.
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54 miles per hour on southbound on 97 at 100. 295 looks good as well. this is frederick road on the west side of the beltway. no delays to report. certainly getting close. this is the key bridge. no delays there. a good ride and all of the area bridges. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> a few of the buses have cleared up their delays. bus is 15 to 20 minutes late. on the marc trains, on-time service on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> we have some light rain to contend with to start today. there could be some severe weather.
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first we say good morning to sandra shaw. she is attending a great feast. >> look at this. talk about breakfast of champions. we have lobster, quesadillas, crab cakes. go to the first ever carper magic culinary event. this will be once a month. everything from the best of baltimore dinner which is this saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the pier 5 hotel to its triple crown events where they are doing all kinds of things for the derby and the practice. i'm with brian sullivan. what is the premise behind this event? >> we're trying to promote harbert magic catering and promote baltimore food and the great food i cook in the city to get people out and have fun and be able to cook and have fun. >> this is the best of baltimore, things that are
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indigenous. >> we're teaming up with local restaurants, mccormack insuraand schmitz. each shaft does a course -- each chef does a course. >> we're talking about the book shire and the pier 5 hotel. >> i'm getting the duck quesadilla. -- we're talking about the peer and the pier 5 hotel. >> we have some pineapple salsa. it will be good. >> first you want to -- >> seared and brown it off. throw with in the oven. >> i think the main goal would add a nice taste. >> some sweetness. >> i love that. >> this is the entree i am
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serving this saturday. i have my lobster. they just came in last night pequot beautiful. they are not alive. very good. we will be cooking that coming up. we'll start searing this duck a quesadilla. i am already hungry. it will be a turbulent weather data. we have the potential for some severe storms. we are on the warm side of things. keep the umbrella handy. maybe some sunshine this afternoon. it will heat things up. we could see some strong storms rolled through. it will be mild. up to 68 degrees. scattered showers. most are in pennsylvania right now. can you believe the spread? >> you have some of the top chefs in baltimore cooking for you at the same time. >> won it does every section of
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each -- appetizer, entree. this is the first time they have done this. it starts this saturday and it will be once a month through september. >> outstanding. thank you. let's talk about the severe weather. we're in the 40's right now. we have some fog and light rain showers. if we expand the view, we can see activity off to the west. a line of thunderstorms coming across ohio and back into illinois. these storms are producing wind gust over 65 miles per hour. this is a dynamic set up for us as the storm system comes out of the ohio valley. we had a warm front go through. there were thunderstorms early this morning. a warm front went by. it will be in the upper 60's to around 70. if the sunshine comes out, that
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will add some fuel. we have the possibility of severe weather. this is a pretty wide area upper severe weather. winds gusts are possible over 60 miles per hour. a chance for some tornadoes. this does not mean everybody will see this at their house. just know ere is the possibility for some rough weather later today. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. thunderstorms later this afternoon. upper 60's to around 70 degrees. tonight, thunderstorms this evening. some will be strong. it will turn much colder. temperatures will drop back into the 30's. upper 40's tomorrow with sunshine. low 50's on sunshine -- on wednesday. the clouds will thicken up. we could see a few rain showers
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friday, saturday, and sunday. >> it is just not fair. sandra shaw is having steak and lobster. i'm having ding-dongs. >> i like it ding-dongs. >> she is making us hungry. 43 degrees on tv hill. so much ahead -- >> including a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what did you think of last night's academy awards ceremony? >> keep sending us those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of >> good morning. we begin with college basketball. a major challenge for maryland to make the ncaa tournament. the terrapins lose last night to north carolina. the seventh acc losses for the terps with just two regular- season games to play.
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terrell stoglin, the freshman. he had 28 points. carolina came back and came at maryland in ways. kicks back, hits the three. tar heels with 63-pointers. sean mosley the steel. slams it in. he had eight. carolina goes on a 12-4 run. times it is good to be tall and quick, as is tyler zeller. it is good to be lucky. check it out. right through the legs of zeller. barnes gets the dog. maryland is now 7-7 in the acc. they play miami on wednesday. the orioles open up their exhibition season today.
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brad ferguson gets the start. they play the pirates. the orioles upgraded their everyday lineup with the acquisitions of mark reynolds and vladimir guerrero and j.j. hardy. adam jones says now it is time to sell books good on paper .ransferred to the field >> we don't -- we have to get on the field and not worry anything more about the first game of spring training. we cannot just say we have a good team. we're in the playoffs. we have to go play. >> you can listen to the game on wbal radio today. duke snider passes away at age 84. mickey, willie, and the duke. talking baseball. baseball ♪
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>> let's move on. thank you. >> disney jumps into the social networking seemed to correct the nation's says to buy to the last remaining veteran of world war i. >> a man breaks our record for being caold. >> we will not break the record. it will be mild. >> we're starting off with some slick roads. you'll have to be careful. one accident of note and a downed pole in howard county.
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