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disturbing allegations against a girl's swimming coach. >> today in a lawsuit he's accused of molesting a teen-aged girl when he was just 15, this man is facing charges. the u.s. competitive swimming is aaccused of allowing this abuse to happen. >> dan, the attorneys say the police did serve a search warrant on the home in 2004 but he fled the state just days later. they say that usa swimming did reach a separate settlement, a confidential settle nmt a separate molestation case in twun and did nothing to remove him from the sport. >> this young swimmer once had olympic dreams, began training at seven, and swam competitively through college but says success was overshadowed by pain of being sexually molested by her swim
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coach. >> i think of the address, the stress. i think of all of the horrible things what happened. while competing. >> jansy is now the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed in superior court accusing the west alley swim coach of assault and battery covering five years, beginning when jansy was 15 years old. her attorneys say she groomed jansy when she was one younger, one technique, they say was to put a dog collar tied to a leash while doing laps. >> she was degraded to the worst degree imaginable, treated like a dog by her swim coach. sitting her up for abuse that followed. >> this is now one of five lawsuits nationwide accusing the governing body of looking the other way whit comes to sex abuse by its certified
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coaches. attorneys say there is a disturbing pattern within usa swimming and a culture of cover up. >> there sr actual nooj norman violated young girls in the past and chose -- never should have come into contact with norm. >> usa swimming refused to comment on this case but did issue a statement reads in part usa swimming is not a law enforcement agency. and does investigate complaints of misconduct in an effort to revoke membership of any person enkbaijing in inappropriate behavior, jansy says complaints were ignored, that is why she's coming forward. >> i want young swimmers to be able to enjoy swimming .s and to feel safe. and that they're not going get victimized f something bad does happen there are good people willing to help them. >> usa swimming says it's
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taken measures to save guard against abuse, one thing it notes is that on the web site it does post a list of banned coaches. now that list has 48 names on it. some of them serving time in prison for molestation. this coach is not facing criminal charges. jansy thompson would like to change that. >> thank you very much. san rafael is now filming plans for a one year moratorium on metal watts. the governing body of high school sports beganned what are known as composite bats starting next season. he want that had after marin catherine high school pitcher gunner sandburg was hit in the head by a line drive in march, joining how farman today to applaud the move.
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>> after what i've been through, and after what other kids have been through, i don't really think it matters what it looks like. i just think you need to help protect. >> and he is recoup raifting from being in a coma after that. and this could become in 2012. >> dozens of road projects could grind a halt in lawmakers can't come up with a budge rit deal by the end of the month. today's warning involve pros jekts across the bay area, including 101 rehab, doyle drive retro fit, the drilling of the four floor of the caldecott tunnel, and the devil's slide tunnel project. governor schwartzeneggar said he's confident that a deal can be hammered out in the next few weeks.
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>> and there is thousands of drivers getting good news about stickers that let them use carpool lanes. plus there is a new incentive to a fuel electric car sales. nannette miranda joins with us more. >> there is hybrid drivers went very fast but there is a new program for stickers that may be on hortry son. a lot of california drivers are stuck in traffic jams, there is 58,000 solo drivers with this sticker are given a free pass in the carpool lane. those expire in a few months on january 1, 2011. there is a new bill passed out of the senate extending that use six more months to the delight of sticker holders finding carpool lanes faster. >> running late for work and have a meeting they're wonderful to be in that carpool lane. >> after the pass expires
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state would create new stickers starting in 2012 but will be for drivers using the next generation of green cars. plug ins like the new chevy volt and nissan which will be on the market. only 40,000 of the new stickers will be made. >> this is identifying a new crop of individuals to buy these cars, and and there is cutting edge back then will be having to drive in the regular lane was the rest of us. that is why some lawmakers voted against the new proposal. >> putting more cars crowding into the existing space. and they cost a lot of money z they should be opened up to everybody. >> with possibly new stickers on the way, consumers mighting tempted to buy new plug ins when some models qaul foird federal or state credits.
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>> this stick jer an added bonus and it also, you tend to look at people in the carpool lane. it's like add vir tiesing. >> proposal to extend old stickers now heads to the governor's desk if he signs it, it will be good until 2016. >> thank you. for a second year, bart says it will take in millions more than it spends. the agency says it will have anest maitded $4 million this year thanks to strong sales tax receipts. that is on top of last year's budget, keep in mind. there is some want to cut fairs but a poll found more people prefer longer series hours. >> former numi workers had their own exclusive job fair
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today. workers had a chance to meet face-to-face with representatives from several companies. and there is work shops from high-growth jobs and how to search for a job. many workers have been without a job since auto plant closed april 1. >> and there is another job fair, this one will have a special section just for health care workers. look under see it on tv. >> brutal day on on wall street. stocks tumbled this, was the worst one-day decline. worried investors sold off stocks amid concerns about a slow economic recover skri slowing growth in china.
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this s and p 500 lost just over 31. a new government report says personal incomes for california residents fell by $40 billion last year compared to previous year that, is the first time the income declined year to year. since world war ii. >> there is investigators determined a single person is responsible for -- there are sketch frtz first two incidents including the rape of a woman. both happened this summer. they do expect a release a sketch from the third assault tonight or tomorrow. that incident happened yesterday at the park regency apartments. a woman says she woke up finding a man covering her mouth. she was able to fight him burke he did get away. >> and two men are dead following a predawn shooting in the east bay. the victims' bodies found inside of an apartment in the
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sycamore bay complex. san jose police arrested this man, steven ray coolly is a registered sex offender and police say he confronted the woman, who worked as a janitor who worked in a medical office building. they say the victim was cleaning when coolly exposed himself and attempted to assault her. the woman screamed and then, the suspect ran away. >> california's department of corrections set up a web site that alerts the public every time a sex offender illegally removes his ankle blais let, removing three sex offenders from the bay area that are considered to be at large. and two are both from san francisco. if you would like to sign up to get alerts you can go to abc 7 and stick on see it on tv. a historic ground breaking
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this morning. house speaker nancy pelosi and ray lahood helped kick off construction. when completed in 2017 it will serve as city's transportation hub for bus service, cal train and yet to be built high-speed rail, generating thousands of job autos this transbay center project is quite simply a bullet train for job creation. the first phase, 48,000 jobs. >> and this huge job will be creating 2600 homes, retail space, price tag? $910 billion. >> and coming up, high school district raising the bar for a diploma. guaranteeing students are uc ready. >> there is a warning about bounce houses you see for kids. the danger found in the vinyl. >> and bit looks of things
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outside this may be hard to believe, but warmer weather is come together bay area, how much warmer heading towards weekend. coming up. >> and this is a family affair. the baby boom four sisters experienced in four days. the news continues in one minute. woman: did you bring the camera phone? man: i did. do you wanna go first? i've been waiting for this all day. ok, this is from... aunt stacey. introducing chase quickdeposit. just photograph the front and back of your check using the chase mobile app on your iphone, and hit send. it went through. this is so cool. this is so cool. you wanna try it? yea. ok. make a depositght. from anytime--make a det with your iphone. to mister and misses walker. why would they send my parents a check? chase what matters. ♪
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. we have an update for you on breaking news. a chase turned into a standoff, as you can see. this is sky 7 live over the scene right now. two dozen police cars are at the scene. the s.w.a.t. team has been call nchld patrol. officers barricaded themselves for their own safety with weapons drawn following a chase that had officers circling area monday than an hour, they believe the man is a suspect in a homicide and trying to negotiate with him on the cell phone.
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we'll continue to watch this for you and bring updates as necessary. >> the chp and police agencies around the bay area handed out nearly 900 tickets to drivers who are texting or talking on cell phones without a hands free device. yesterday's crack down was an effort to remind people about the dangers of distracted driving. they're supposed to use a voice-activated system. another day planned for next wednesday. >> and state attorney general jerry brown filed a lawsuit against nine suppliers and manufacturers of a popular play structure suspected of containing high amounts of lead. >> bounce houses are a staple in many birthday parties and play dates. 7 on your side is here with information that families need to know about. >> we've been worried about physical injuries of those whether or not they're maintained. now there is one more thing. most know that lead can slow the brain develop nmt children. investigators found lead
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amounts in bounce houses as much as 96 times above guidelines. >> children are jumping for joy inside of these inflatable play structures, whether bounce houses or jump house there's is a common word used to describe them. popular. >> they're very popular, we want to make sure they're save. >> that is why steve and kate's camp allows the center for environmental health to announce it's test results at the camp today. this play structure tested below safety stands yards but the center says this one contains lead at levels 40 times above the federal guidelines of 300 parts per million. >> so far, we've found lead in all of the different companies that we looked at that make bounce houses. >> the center tested 60 bounce houses including 30 in the bay area. the lead is believed to be in
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the vinyl. >> i don't want any child to miss a birthday party. and i think that the important thing is that to try to minimize exposure. >> some pay want to consider changing their childrens clothing. >> there is watching out for what kinds of things your children are participating in. >> reaction from defendants has been mixed. cutting edge creation called this a witch hunt that will affect many people in the state and place many people out of work. the bay area job says it's taken the jumper with lead off line and it's no longer in its inventory. magic jump from burbank says it's working with vinyl manufactures to fix the problem at the source. and there is three other
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companies jump for fund, and all three based in southern california. popular jump house chain pump it up, named in the suit not, not named in the suit but confirms it gets its jump houses from some of the manufacturers that have been sued. the company says they're threatening to support thu policies to verify that inflatable vendor are adhering to legal standards. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. >> on to weather forecast for this january day. >> i know. i thought goitsing to be usual 90 to 100 degree autos very cold, windy. >> and didn't hit 80 degrees in the bay area. unbelievable. and we expected drizzle. and didn't expect it to be this cold wh. not right, we tell you about it. there is a view, clouds just
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hanging tough. there is been a gloomy day. you can see marine layer is hanging on. and there is appears to be coming down 2000 feet deep. current readings into 50s at beaches. inland areas only into the 70s, livermore down 13 degrees, san jose, seven degrees cooler, redwood city is down six. north bay locations up a few degrees compared to yesterday at this point. temperatures rebounding tomorrow, warmth builds foot weekend. 90s returning inlnld. it's been sometime since we've seen wide spread 90s here in the bay area. let's talk about this afternoon. low clouds just hanging tough
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arnl the bay and coastline. there is measurable drizzle there is temperatures running 20 degrees below average in locations. so there is not typical for august. there is a cool pocket of air. jet stream, this system is finally going to kick on out of here, it shifts eastward beginning tomorrow, high pressure starts to take over. so warming begins real soon. i've been hearing parents. and hoping weather verifies. i know everybody has been waiting for summer. this just hasn't happened. there is drizzle along the coast. and clouds around again along the coast.
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and highs for your thursday into the south bay, cupertino. on the peninsula, low 70s around redwood city. you're not going see much change towards the weekend. there is 58 this 76 for santa rosa and san rafael, 68. upper 60s in oakland, hayward. heading inland there is some 80s there. around the bay, 68 degrees in santa krus, here is the accu-weather forecast. upper 50s to mid-80s tomorrow, we're making slow, steady improvement. there is temperatures coming up, by sunday, 90s inland.
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warmth continues into next week with mid-90s inland. that is summer for us. there is low 60s on the coast wee. had weeks of cool weather. >> strange day today. >> four babies in four days in the lives of four sisters. we'll have their story? n.just a moment. >> and there is tires manufactures claim are more fuel efficient. we'll be back to take a look at whether they can save you money at the pump.ñrñrñrñrñrñrñi
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education news. incoming freshman are going to have to work harder in order
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to graduate from public schools. official were ordered to make all grads eligible for university of california schools. the class of 2014 bill to complete two years of foreign language instead of one, and three years of college prep tori math instead of two. currently half meet those requirements. >> four sisters including one from cal gave birth to four babies had four days. on friday, a 24-year-old resident leslie gave birth to a girl, her sister friday, also to, a boy on saturday, another sister gave birth to a girl. a fourth sister heidi lopez lives in california gave birth to a boy on monday. family hebs say the women did not plan the timing. no. and physicians said it was very unusual but... wonderful. >> wow. >> what a coincidence. >> going to have an update on
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a high-speed chase that ended in a stand off in a bay point neighborhood. >> police have a murder >> police have a murder
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"meg whitman says she'll run california like her company..." seen this attack on meg whitman? who are these people? they're the unions and special interests behind jerry brown. they want jerry brown because, he won't "rock the boat," in sacramento. he'll be the same as he ever was. high taxes. lost jobs. big pensions for state employees. the special interests have chosen their governor. how about you?
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in the newsroom at 6:00, more say time is money. muni daylight savings time. the mistake costing the city tens of thousands of dollars. and a bay area researcher uncovered evidence that sheds new light on man's eating habits millions of years ago. it's coming up at 6:00. now back to dan and cheryl. >> back now to our breaking news story in bay point. dozens of officers corner aid suspect. >> the s.w.a.t. team has been called nchl officers barricaded themselves with guns drawn. >> the sheriff's department says police led the suspect on a chase. >> they believe the man is a suspect in a homicide that happened in this area. they're trying to


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