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Here comes the snow; MLB steroid investigation

Behind The News
December 12, 2007 1:12:40 PM PST
Despite the cold snap of late, we've had a relatively mild fall this season. That seems about to change. There's a storm coming tomorrow which will bring a few inches of snow to some parts of our area, and cold rain and sleet to others. And there's a storm coming this weekend that, depending on which computer models you believe, could bring a substantial snowfall. Winter, just in time for the holidays, is about to arrive.

Tonight at 11, we're tracking the storms and will have the latest on all the preps. Bill Evans, in for Lee Goldberg, heads our coverage.

Several "sign of the times" stories crossed our desks today.

This one comes from the AP wire, and deals with well-intentioned mail for unidentified wounded soldiers. Turns out the Pentagon and the U.S. Postal Service refuse to deliver it -- worried that the letters might contain toxic substances or demoralizing messages.

There are plenty of campaigns aimed at getting folks to write to "any wounded soldier." Now this revelation that, since the 9/11 attacks, the letters are either returned or are thrown out. Last year along nearly half a million of these "any wounded soldier" letters were sent to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Sad.

Another item for your ingestion: Baseball is the last thing most people think about during the holidays, which might explain why Major League Baseball chose tomorrow to release their steroids scandal report. The special chairman of the investigation, former Sen. George Mitchell -- also former chairman of The Walt Disney Co., parent of WABC-TV -- will release the findings of his panel. Which ballplayers used steroids? Which ones didn't? Scott Clark deals with the preview of the scandal, tonight at 11.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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