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mow "good morning maryland at nine. it's not snowing out. sleeting or raining good morning. >> yeah, good morning, maryland. i am charlie crowson alongside megan pringle. you are happy. >> i am. >> a little chilly about into but it will warm up. obviously it will at some point. >> a great show today. and you have a great interview. >> i do. russell simmons is coming in. he wrote a book "super rich" and will talk about it tonight at the university of baltimore. he has an incredible story. and he's done so much. so if anyone is writing a book about being super rich, this is a good guy to learn it from. it's not necessarily about wealth. >> right. life rich. >> yes. he will be here and we will
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talk with him. >> dr. fioramonti is here to talk about getting animals acclimated. they don't interact well with other dogs. the doctor will be in with tips on how to change that to get your dogs socialation skills better. >> playing nice. >> and have a chance for your phone calls as well. that's coming later this morning. our hot topic is a good one. you're new to baltimore. rude cities. >> rude? baltimore ranked 7th on the list according to travel and leisure at number 7 out of 35 cities. just so you know, l.a. number one, new york number 2 and dc number 5, and philly came in at number 3 or 4 i think. but baltimore did rank number 33 for the style and 34 for looks. >> i think there's pretty good look people in baltimore.
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as farce rude goes, what do you think? you are from arkansas and everybody is friendly what do you think? >> here's something about being from arkansas and it's a stereotype i might blow. people in the south are no nicer than any other people in other regions of the u.s. this's a misconception people have the southern hospitality thing down. not really. you got jerks everywhere. >> you do. >> but i've noticed and i hesitated to say this, many of those who i interacted with and asked for help from they are just as nice as people from arkansas. >> sure. >> so, i don't find it overly rude but i am sure you can probably go places where that would be possible. >> and i am curious how they found this their out and on what basis did they come up with the idea that baltimore is the #th rudest city. >> blind taste test. >> well, we want to know what you think. it's our hot topic. we want your two cents. we asked you do you think
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baltimore is rude? do you think this ranking is fair? so this is what we are hearing. we heard. >> we have one in from terry saying i think overall people everywhere have become rude. we should be trying to be kinder for three days. that is good idea. be nice for three days. leary, why are you looking at me like that in be nice for three days and you will see a change over the long run. people will be better. that's a great idea. >> yeah. kim writes in i moved here five years ago, yes i. think people in general are more rushed and more rude. when my out of state family visits, they notice it also. so we want to know what you think. share your two cents on today's hot topic. go to the wm-ar facebook fan package and leave a comment and we will share them throughout the show. is baltimore rude? >> quickly, before we go to justin, you came from the midwest. >> yes. >> you been here four years. did you notice something different? >>i don't think people are rude at all. i think they are very helpful. >> didn't either.
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justin, what do you think? >> i am from new york. >> enough said. >> forget about it. people were so nice when i came down here. look at this. you want to talk about nice people growing a special place in my heart and it continues toprove it testify. -- itself. we captured spectacular images yesterdaych this is from the u.s. naval academy. and we had fog. it was ice on the north side and we were trying to break our part of that huge storm. and it did break sun in the afternoon. winds picked up. you will see boat traffic from the naval academy across towards the radio towers. watch this little shower at 4:30 do that. let me slow that down for you. 4:30 to 4:40. we got not only one bright rainbow, but a double rainbow. megan, should i do it again? >> please do it again. >> double rainbow. whoa. >> wow. >> look at that. now, it's rare enough to see
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that. you need a low setting. the primary bow colorss are in the right order. red on the outside and work are way inside. but the secondary bow is actually the reverse or the mirror image. and one more shot. we will try to post it online. beautiful setup. check this out. yesterday, we hit 46 degrees. 50s eastern shore. it was 68 in richmond and 72 in norfolk. the blizzard was going on across the great lakes and heavy snow into the northeast pushed to 72. and that's a sign of the balance on a very strong storm. and that's all just a memberry. we are down into the 30s -- memory. we are down into the 30s. and teens on the other side of the mountains. we have not what chance to eat away too much of the snow pack that's keeping to -- helping to keep the atmosphere refrigerated. wind chills down into the teens. we have ourselves a look at very cold air to continue at
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least for today. as we push this cold air and try to drive the clouds farther to the south, it is going to get stuck. there's a conveyor belt of moisture. and subtropical feed. watch the sleet and freezing rain develop into the deep south. southern section of alabama, mississippi and around new orleans getting the wintery mix this morning. and that is developing wave of low pressure that will ride up in our direction. i think the cold air will slip out in time. but we will wind with up a in he isy mix. 32 today but winds 25 miles per hour and will drop back with a refreeze at 20. more coming up in the next half- hour. back to you. here we go grand experiment here inside my car. i will see if i can roll down the window. there you go, a shelf ice. -- a shelf ice. >> -- shell of ice. >> the storm is causing
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problems for millions of americans. now, an anchor in new jersey showed how much ice coated his car from the storm. sological thing to do, roll the window down and punch through the ice. we showed it to you twice. and this was the view in burlington, iowa from a time- lapse camera. it started filming before the blizzard hit. much of iowa saw about a foot of know. burlington was hit by 18 inches along with thunderstorms there. and to add insult to injury, they expect to deal with temperatures close to zero overnight and only in the teens during the day. of course, chicago, we have seen that all the time, they are used to snow. this blizzard was something no one had seen before. third largest city in the country known as the city with broad shoulders. it was tough enough brought toits knees. tj winnick says they are dealing with the aftermath for
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days to come. >> reporter: chicago's lake shore crieive was transformed into a frozen tundra. mile after mile nearly a thousand cars stuck in snow so deep they couldn't possibly escape. >> i was inside with my neighbor next door here, and my- - i was out for seven hours. >> reporter: the storm came in at rush hour. the thunder snow, the exclamation point. there were multiple accidents. all night long, firefighters faned out in snowmobiles to rescue the stranded. for 18 hours, gale force winds smacked the windy city from oklahoma to new england, a dangerous mix of ice, wind and snow, toppled live power lines knockout heat and electricity and freezing temperatures. at the height of the storm, more than a quarter of a million people lost power in ohio filling local shelt inerts house is -- shelters.
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the. >> the house is 40 degrees and we expect it to get colder. >> reporter: nearly a foot of snow broke reports in oklahoma and toppled rooftops in connecticut and massachusetts. look at chicago o'hare which went from a busy airspace to a virtual standstill. closed commercial flights and canceled until thursday.abc news, chicago. >> and before this week, chicago's schools had not canceled classes because of the weather. since 1999. today's schools will be shut down for the second straight day. it's pretty bad there. we showed you the video of hundreds of vehicles stuck on the lake shore drive in chicago, but here's how they got them out. bulldozers and dump trucks dug out the cars and lake shore drives. because of the expected conditions, city official warned people to not take lake shore, but not heeding that warning, the fact the storm hit at rush hour contributed to that mess. we dealt with this a week ago didn't we?
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lake shore drive was reopened earlier this morning. i don't know if they brought out bulldozers but that was on i-83 and northern parkway last week. >> people were stuck in traffic for nine hours. glad that's a thing of the past. most of the country is dealing with the record blizzard. australia has a massive cyclone. >> the cyclone hit the northeast part of australia yesterday as a category five storm rpg apart homes and snapping apart power poles. official say no one was killed thanks in part to people heeding evacuation orders and taking the necessary shelters in their homes or nearby evacuation centers. it brought wind up to 170 miles an hour. hundreds of millions of dollars of banana and sugar cane crops have been destroyed on top billions from the flooding. and power to 180,000 homes was lost. after days of peaceful protest, news that egypt is now
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turning violent. >> in fact, coming up, the latest from the country as protesters for and against the current regime lock horns in the streets of cairo. look a-- also ahead, you want your teen to be careful when kateing. we have advice how to prevent digital dating abuse. he took hip-hop to a new leal and opened opportunities for rising young stars. russell simmons here in our studio. he's got new book called "super rich" telling you how to have it all. we will be right back. [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable
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thanks for joining us this morning. overnight clashes in egypt in the capital marked a dangerous new phase in what's going on there. there was a significant violence convenient antigovernment protest and those loyal to president mubarak. as emily schmidt tells us, she is revealing the aftermath of the firebombs. take a look. >> reporter: the beginning of a new day brought no end to the tensions in egypt'sly ration -- liberation square. two hours of heavy machine gunfire erupted with several people killed. this morning, protesters remain
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in the square even after wednesday took a new violent turn. after days of relatively peaceful protest calling for the president to step down, pro mubarak protesters moved in charging the square on horse and camel. >> we're description. we -- egyptian. it's our leader. >> reporter: for hours, both sides attacked the other. hurling rocks and ripping up pavement to turn it into weapons injuring hundreds. mubarak supporters threatened foreign journalists. >> i want you to remove from here. >> why? >> because we hate american i hate you. >> reporter: antigovernment protesters says it's not enough for mubarak not to seek reelection in september he's promised. >> he should go out of egypt. >> reporter: the wave of mubarak supporters appeared orchestrated, many protesters believe the egyptian government may have organized it.
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>> they are playing with us. he is trying to do it again. >> if any of the violence is instigated by the government, it should stop immediately. >> reporter: antigovernment protesters still vow they will force president mubarak to step down by tomorrow. setting up the potential for more violence today. emily schmidt, abcnews washington. and we are live in the interactive center. this story will continue to build steam for weeks and months as the president says he is not going to step down. not going seek reelection for fall elections and that's not until september. so, still many more weeks of this. and the protesters are not at all happy. but the one stop shop if you want to update yourself, is abc2news.com for the latest in headlines. go to the world section and there you can see some of the footage and read the story of anderson cooper and the attack he he and his crew sustained while in egypt. very similar to what you sawthe
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abc reporter embedded with what's going on. and go to c. this n for continued updates. many stops out there as well as al jazeera television and a live -- that is live stream right now of what we are seeing. these are delayed time delayed video scenes out of cairo. but still, you see what's going on in the streets of cairo and protests across egypt. as a reminder, real quickly, they are self hours behind --seven hours behind us. it's late afternoon in -- seven hours ahead of us in cairo. so they are going to be going into the night hours and we have been seeing footage. fires in the streets and protest throughout. we will monitor this for you. but places to go to check this out. megan. >> thanks very much, charlie. now we want to go back toyour two cents. this there's a survey -- dlsh's a survey put -- there's a
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survey putting baltimore at the #th rudest -- 7th rudest state. do you think it's fair? rebecca says are you sure we are number 7? i think even that is giving us too much credit. there are parts of the city that aren't quite as rude, but as a whole, yeah. i mean, mean girls and boys. dan writes in saying i believe it. people in my neighborhood are sostill putting lawn chairs out to hold onto parking spaces. there's no snow on the streets. the streets are dry. all right. so we want to know what you think on today's hot topic. leave your two cents on the wmar facebook fan page and leave the comments and we will share them and keep them coming throughout the show. baltimore is it fair ranked 7th rudest city in the country? parents have heard a lot about cyber bullying. but among teens and dating and relationships, there's another dark side in the digital world. abc2 news karin caifa looks inside a dc classroom where
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teens are taught the warning signs of digital dating abuse and how to stop it. >> what else makes digital dating abuse. >> reporter: insigh the classroom at jefferson middle school in washington, d.c., lessons about the technology that connects teens about also brings new challenges. many parents are aware of cyber bullying. but others may not know the signs of digital dating abuse. in a survey, more than half of teens know someone who has been a victim. >> a lot of the things that happen on facebook, myspace, the social networks, on the weekends. we see it filter into the school on monday morning. >> reporter: it includes things like excessive or harassing text messages or e-mas, accessing or manipulating a boyfriend or girl from's facebook or myspace page or sexting by a mobile phone. >> it doesn't cause dating abuse. you can take the phone away and there will be a controlling relationship but it's playing out through the technology. >> reporter: so love is not
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abuse. a coalition that teaches teens about the dangers of domestic violence now has a bigger focus on the role of the internet and social networking during and after a relationship. >> you're texting a lot and it's good and both are ay. but what if you tried to break up and the texting keeps happening. >> reporter: they were the first to take part in the curriculum a kick off to it be's national teen dating violence awareness -- off to teens' national teen dating violence awareness. it's interesting they have put out psas about this. it must be a big problem. >> something that will be going on for a while. space, now, you know, the final front year. coming, nasa says they have actually found a way -- a series of new sliest rail boundaries that -- sliest rail -- cleft railed bound -- sliest
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rail boundaries that they think could be a planet.
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three, two, one, and lift off of the space shuttle discovery on a mission. >> february 3rd time to look back at this date in history. on february 3rd, 1995,
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discovery blasted off with a woman air force hugh tent colonel collins in the pilot seat for the first time in nasa history. part of the discovery's mission was to make a rendezvous but not a docking with the russian space station. now nasa has discovered more than 1200 potential planets beyond our solar system. >> 6 of them were found circle alike star. scientists say it is the closest planetariy system to our own they found yet. it's part of a 3 1/2 year project. listen. >> as we mark the second major public release data from the kepler mission and announce the discovery of a fascinating new man teary system with more planets than any other system discovered before, all clustered around the star in orbit smaller than the orbit of the planet venus. >> i am mad at nasa. >> for what? >> it's expected to continue until 2012. nasa and i am holding a drudge
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against, hoping to find earth like planets out there as well. >> why are you mad at nasa? >> they docked pluto. >> oh. >> that was years ago. move on. >> i hold grudges. >> against nasa? i. >> don't care. science community, nasa, pluto was a planet. >> don't make charlie mad. >> all right. stay with us this morning. there's a lot ahead. it happened to the best of us if you weren't paying attention. you end up speeding. >> baltimore county has 15 speed cameras. and the action county leaders are taking to cause you to have to brake more times than not. it may look fun, sailing across the zip line i think it does. it is an extra fear lurking at a florida business with the zip line. >> how much fun is it now? >> that may not make you want to do it. russell simmons is here to help careers of dozens. he has a great book on what you need for a full life, true wealth and a complete being. he joins us when we return in a
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now oirks good morning maryland at nine. and welcome back on this thursday morning. this is why you take algebra in school. if baltimore county had 15 speed cameras up and running in school zones and stats show speeding down and the number of accidents are the same. try that again. so why the call for the cameras? jeff hager says the county wants to add more cameras to a lot more streets. >> reporter: the speed cameras don't light up much here across from wood lawn high school anymore. it appears most drivers caught on to the automated speed trap. john jones would be the exception. >> on a weekend, the cameras are activate when schools are not in and certain times of the evening. but, you still get tickets. so i am trying to think is there a certain time or day? or certain time of the day you get the tickets. >> reporter: if he is confused now, just wait. next week, the county council is expected to pass a measure lifting the cap on the speed
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cameras. opening door to limitless cameras. outside school zones and mobile cameras as well virtually anywhere they see fit. county councilman david marks is opposed to it. >> i get more complaints about speeding than perhaps any other issue. i think the concern is going to mobile cameras where i don't know if there's broad acceptance. >> reporter: marks is concerned surprising drivers may result in more tickets but won't change the behavior. nightht definitely money grab. >> reporter: the county 15 cameras have not produced a profit. >> actually, night cash cow for the county. in fact, about 32 dollars of the 40 dollar ticket comes to -- goes to the private contractor not the county. and you know, the county is actually spending more to implement this than it's take in. >> reporter: more cameras maybring in more money, some motorists say they are not sure how much safer it would make area roads at their expense. >> yes, hit me in the pocket and i can't afford it.
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but i have to pay it. >> reporter: baltimore county, jeff hager, abc2 news. >> county police report in their first few months of operation, the 15 existing cameras in school zones cut speeding in half. however the number of accidents have remained constant. we told you that a few moments ago. county leaders are expected to vote on a measure to add cameras and the vote is coming up on monday. time to look back at your two cents for the day. how rude is baltimore? well, according to a survey, it's the 7th rudest city in the u.s. we asked you what you thought about this. you have been vocal but never rude in your response. christy says rudeness is based on ignorance. if people would follow golden rule, there would be -- follow the golden rule, there would be no need for classification. around says i am used to it. when i travel to other places, including the eastern shore, the people there are much more police ann and respectful. how rude is baltimore? is it deserving of the number 7 ranking, go to wmar facebook
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fan page. many of you are weighing in. keep them coming. we will keep reading them. megan. >> all right. thanks, so much, charlie. our next guest is no doubt about it a media mowing mogul named one of the most influential people in the past 25 years. russell simmons knows a thing or two about being super rich because he is. however, he has a new book out called "super rich" and he joins us this morning to talk about the book. thanks for coming in. >> well, thank you for having me. >> despite the name, it's not about being rich. >> well, it's about. >> not the rich we think of. >> yeah. i mean, the kind of rich we think of in some cases is the biproduct of this consciousness. the book is about happiness and it's about operating from a place of abundance. so it does have the prosperity components, but the reality is all those people you see most every person at least that you see who has worldly success they operated from a place where they were very focused and awake.
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we want to be is awake and we want to be able to gib. and i think that people sometimes are entitled instd of empowered -- instead of empowered. >> how do you find that place from within. >> there's a number of practices that make it easy. in the book we have a simple chapter on meditation. i am on the board of david lynch foundation and i give meditation to tens of thousands of students and find schools excell no matter where they are. and that's a reality. so that time you take for yourself, let the thoughts settle, allows you the freedom to take control of your life. people sometimes are like sheep. they move around instead of make their choices, they collected with choosing their future. it's easy if you promote freedom to make changes in your life to get up and decide to help someone make money if you need money, or help someone get ahead and that drags you forward and people aren't always inclined to do that.
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so, the idea is to wake up and decide on what you will give in the morning as opposed to what you will get. and that always works. >> one thing that you have said that i really think is great advice is you said if you don't love it, let it be. leave it alone. >> how right. >> what does that mean? >> it doesn't mean if the job is not the most appealing or prestigeous. it means if you a vegan, don't sell steak. you know. it means if you think something is comically not good or not inspiring to you, then don't give it to other people. so don't take a job at say if you are a progressive thinker, don't work at fox news national news you know. you wouldn't want to go there every day and say, you know, something against it progressive government. you want to go where you feelyour gifts are being shared and they are meaningful. and i think that's really for every one to do what's in
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theirheart. >> what made you write the book. what are you hoping people will get from it and learn from it and gain in. >> that's a good -- the first book i wrote a book before this which was a big best seller. i learned an hour ago that this book is going to be on the best seller list next week in congratulationses. >> one hour ago i learned that. so, the first book was a big best seller called "do you" and so many people have come to me and told me that book changed their lives. and that book was writen as way to bring the i am a yoga practitioner and have been reading yoga for 20 years, bringing that practice and making it simple and giving it to people. i look at yoga practice as a science of happiness. the scripture is signs of happenneyyness. that practice putting it in a simple, simplified way and making a book was fun and became a hit i was surprised. this book, the intention was not just can i bring it together, but could i inspire more people.
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and the book is an offering. >> i think it's great. very important people need to read it. so you will be around and doing a book signing. >> that's right. >> at morgan state university today. >> yeah. >> we will put the information on the screen at 2:00 on east coldspring lane and people can come up and meet you. >> yeah. >> get the book signed. >> yeah. >> and tonight you will be at the university of baltimore. >> correct. >> at five thanks for coming in. >> thank you. >> it's great having you here. thanks for writing the book many if you want more information, it's sold in bookstores. >> everywhere. >> found out an hour ago, it's a best seller. great. and we will post this interview on the website, abc2news.com. thanks for coming in. >> thank you. >> -- thanks for coming up. >> thank you. >> thanks for coming in. your kids may be off to camp and he they may try to have fun on the zip line. but you know it may take more courage to try the new zip line in florida. the feeling organizers are selling you you can have. plus, snowball fights as a kid always were fun burk take more than a fooft snow and
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thousands of college students and it's more than a gathering on hand. justin, your thoughts on that? >> that's a good time. what else is a good time we do it one more time here. double rainbow. oh. right there over the severn. u.s. naval academy, showing off the beauty. you should be proud many it looked beautiful and outside, let's show outhighway. the sun is out at 27. a cold day. we will talk about the chance of snow coming up over the weekenda and more of "good morning maryland" after this. with fios, when you're watching the picture, it just jumps out at you.
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february 3rd. a very special happy birthday to madison from annapolis turning 10 today. wobble digits. it's big time. madison is a very smart beautiful girl. happy birthday, madison from your nana and pop. >> so leslie carter is celebrating her 41st birth day. happy birthday to you. hope it's a great one. so, what are we going to do if we want to celebrate our birthdays and show everyone? >> just send pictures and the information. and for that matter, if you want it to be the picture of the day, if you have a kid that's cute. doesn't have to be the birthday. send it to morning show at wmar.com. make sure you give us the facts behind the photo so we can share it with everybody else. time for the few featured events. >> i have a good -- featured events. >> i have a good one. this is from craig. it's a cool documentary on one field. craig wants you to know about this. it is happening at the creative alliance on eastern avenue.
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there's a number on the screen. it's tomorrow at 8:00. and the documentary is five years in the making. it tracks the stories of immigrants and refugees from around the world as they found common ground at patterson park playing soccer. it sounds fascinating. five years in the pick aing. if you want more information, craig provided a website to go to. you can have a look at it there. coming up tonight, the chocolate affair benefiting health care for the homeless. enjoy foods of more than 50 vendors throughout the baltimore region tonight starting at 6:30. at m and t -- starts at 6 until 9:30. and going on at the bearchg. for more information, including -- bank. for for more information, chocolateaffair.org. >> they twisted me arm. if you have an event e-mail me at wpar.com and let us know
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what he happening so we can share it. >> getting dogs that get along. you and i deal with it. >> could be scary we will talk about that and we will talk about living on the edge of florida parks. give giving you a chance to do that. we will fine out if it's for you. >> yes. zip line idea. that looks harmless no worries right? look down? knee way. >> zip lining over. back in a bit. but first, if you have questions, for dr. fioramonti he is here with a cute doing. sheeter number 410-377-8100. he will answer a question for you if you have a question about your pet.
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new for you, if you wized across the zip line you know it can be fun. larry, really? but an attraction about to open in florida has daredevils dangling high in the air above giant gators. the zip line an obstacle course allows you to whiz through the air with dozens of alligators and crocodile below. >> it's all about being up from the trees and being out in the wild environment. and this is as close as you can get to being tarzan or george of the jungle. >> how old are we?
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the course will open next month. time for vets and pets seg ment. we -- segment. we brought in dr. fioramonti and you have a friend. >> yes. this is mattie. >> look. perfect. we have been asking you to come in. our topic is going to be all about getting your pet acclimated to socializing with other animals. also, taking phone calls. 410-377-8100. let's get to a few phone calls. we want to hear from the viewers. susan in columbia, are you with us? >> yes, i am. >> please. >> hi, how are you today? the reason i am calling is i am calling about my dog. -- it's boy and he has a fatty tissue round circle on the side. i've had a buy opsy done and -- buyol opsy done and -- biopsy done and it's noncancerous. >> it will keep growing.
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we don't remove all of them, but when they get too big we remove them. where is it? >> on the side right behind the leg kind of mid-body. >> it can get fairly large. watch when it gets to be about the size of an orange. you might want to lean towards having it removed. how old is the dog? >> about six years old. >> sock. -- okay. so. >> so you have plenty of time. watch it to see what it does. if it grows too much, we will take it off. if it gets in the way, we will take it off. pets get so many these, that i would spend all week taking those off and not doing anything else if i wasn't careful. so, we tend, because they are not malignant, not to overreact to them. >> i see. do i have to have a second check periodically to see? >> >> no. you should be going in annually for an exam anyway. so have your vet, when they are doing an annual exam, check that. if your vet is alarmed and think it's too large or anything like that, or if he is -- or if it is growing too fast, he will deal with it. >> thanks.
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time to hear from mike. mike, i understand you have an older cat, 17 years old, and you might be having problems with yelling. >> yes. out of nowhere she starts to yell at the middle of the night. >> a lot of times she is calling out for you and trying to find out where everybody is. she is trying to get everybody together to see what's going on. unfortunately, because she got maybe her day and nights mixed up a little bit, she is doing it in the middle of the night instead of the day when everybody is around. what you may want to do is possibly keep her in the bedroom where once she starts to yelp she can see you and know you are there and maybe she will calm down. if that doesn't work, have her out of bedroom where you can't hear it. there are some special foods now we are using for that in older animals. think about that. there's medications that you can use. but it is usually of them getting days and nights mixed up. and because of that, they are just trying to call out and get
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everybody together to see what's going on. >> i read about thyroid. is that possible. >> possible but not likely. that's part of your annual exam. make sure you are taking it in for the exam and the doctor will check that thyroid. >> all right. mark, thanks so much for the time this morning. our topic for the day, getting the pets. make sure they are acclimated to a good situation. parks, apartments, we see it all the time, some dogs don't get along. >> they don't, but our owners don't help them get along, either. it's important to remember that inform you are taking -- if you are taking your dog to the dog park or walking them on the street or in the apartment complex or in the city where there's a lot of animals that have to go out, you want to make sure your pet is a good citizen. make sure your pet is under control until you understand what's going on in the situation. so you want to make sure you have them on a leash. if they come up to other dogs or other people, make sure they come up slowly and sniff and
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introduce themselves to each other. then let them play and run around if you want. but it's important to keep your pets under control. it's important to make sure that you, as an owner, are doing all the things. make sure your pets have been vaccinated for all of the contagious diseases. make sure they don't have fleece and ticks they will pass. those are all important aspects to remember. >> all right. we will have the information for you on the website, abc2news.com, including some great video of this guy right here. off to a break. back in a bit. you are watching "good morning maryland." megan. i will go back to your two cents on today's hot topic. we read about a study looking at which cities are the rudest. and baltimore was number 7 on the list. we thought what? that's the hot topic. we wanted to know what you think about this. do you think it's fair? on the facebook fan page, that's the question. and one person wrote in, alice said, truth is, people are rude no matter where you g kim said,
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i moved here five years ago. yes, i think people are more rushed and rude in general. and one comment came from mike e said you bet. i am surprised it's only 7th. i grew up outside philly and can't believe how rude people are here compared to l.a. and that's attitude. i blame parents for not teaching children manners. it's more than rudeness. people have no fear of repercussions for their acts. look the violence against animals in the past few years from phoenix and mittens. and those are two examples of stories that made the news about animal abuse. weigh in. the question this morning is is baltimore rude. 7th on the list. we want your two cents. go to the wmar facebook fan page and we will keep the comments coming. we will be right back. with fios, when you're watching the picture, it just jumps out at you.
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all right. one way to deal with a blizzard, have a snowball fight.
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look at that snowball. you kidding me? hey, they do things big in wisconsin. there's probably cheese in there. this is from the university of wisconsin, madison, where hundreds of student took advantage of the weather to have a huge snowball fight. i think we will emphasize huge. after the fight end, it was back to books -- ended, it was back to books because school opened in the morning. that's a good time. it's cold out there. in fact, they had wind chills below zero and temperatures near discoero. -- zero. we are dealing with the brighter side of things despite the rainbow showing all morning. it's back to 27 degrees. it could be colder. it is a lot colder to the west. but at least we are sharing in the wind chill. we will stay with the wind chills in the teens to the teens and lower 20s. winds pushing 20 to 30 miles per hour. there's the push of the clouds. if you still have the clouds around anne arundel county, eastern shore, the skies are brightening up, and it should
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improve heading towards the afternoon. once again, it's large convague belt of moisture trechg -- conveyer belt of moisture stretching to the south. charlie, there's snow south of arkansas. do you see that? louisiana dotting with light snow. much of mississippi with snow. snow in dallas and texas. this is interesting. the southern branch of the jet stream is getting active. once low pressure organizes and pushes in our direction, our arctic push will slip out of here. we will have a warm surge of air warm enough to give it mostly rain. there may be a wintery mix. this looks like it's trying to get a very -- much more active than we suspected. needless to say, we are looking for something to roll in here. not today or tomorrow burks clouds will thicken up tonight and through saturday morning. now, before daybreak, between midnight and 6 a.m. on saturday, the onset of snow and sleet that should go over to rain. if we have snow during the day, it's going to be a wet sloppy
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snowflake and wet road. but, this rain should go back to snow. we may pick up ionch or two on the backside of the system limiting the travel during the evening on saturday. 32 degrees today, winds pushing 15 to 25 miles per hour. tonight, we will slip back to about 20 degrees. here's the extended outlook, and there's a bump in the thermostat with increasing clouds at 38. we could do another arctic blast with some snow on tuesday. i am sorry. >> i was going to say, you expand on that for tuesday. >> it's going to get cold. >> get cold? >> it will take care of it. >> absolutely. very enlightening. >> yeah. >> okay. >> all right. >> on that note, being a business yogi. have a great day. >> charlie will be enlightened by the time we see you tomorrow. see you then. [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable
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