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and i stand before you today only one third free. >> sarah shourd delivers a carefully worded statement in new york. while she is thrilled to be back home, her thoughts are still with the two men she left behind in a tehran prison. >> in an appeal to ahmadinejad who is also in new york, lilian has more on what she had to say. lilian? >> sarah shourd did not talk about her time in prison, but while her spirit is bruised, it is not broken. she appeared before the cameras today with her mother and the mother of the hikers still in prison. after 410 days in an iranian prison, sarah shourd is back
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on american soil. the uc berkeley graduate thanked the government and religious leaders for releasing her. and then she spent time talking about her fiancee and her friend. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. and i stand before you one third free. >> the iranian president, ahmadinejad, [inaudible] and in return the released of prisoners. then they showed the mothers of the two men pleading with ahmadinejad in a video. >> we thank you for bringing sarah home. but now it is time to bring josh and shane home. >> we want people to be free and not suffer. but at the end of the day there is a law who stays in prison and who does not. >> i ran has issued espionage
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charges. they accuse them of crossing the iran-iraq border which shourd said was unmarked and inextinguishable during their hiking trip. >> we committed no crime, and we are not spies. we in no way intended any harm to the iranian government or its people. >> shourd said before this whole ordeal she was an english teacher living as a journalist. their friend traveled to visit them. she plans to talk more about their past in the days and weeks ahead. >> by learning who we are and how we came to be in this diverse and fascinating region of the world directly from my lips, it will help clear up any doubt and end shane and josh's detention. >> uc berkeley professor ken light is among those here in the bay area holding out hope. light was one of bower's journalism professors. >> the longer it drags on, the more we have to worry about them, their health, their mental health as well.
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>> president ahmadinejad is in new york for the start of the annual united nations general assembly. the mothers requested a meeting with him. no word yet on his decision. alan? >> lilian kim reporting. developing news in utah where a massive wildfire has destroyed at least two homes and forced the evacuation of more than a thousand people. the grass fires closing in on the town southwest of salt lake city. the fire's exact size is still unknown. it was started by a spark in a firing range where national guard soldiers were training. >> pg&e could released a list of the 100 riskest pipelines as soon as tomorrow. it comes as pressure from federal and state leaders including governor schwarzenegger. pg&e refused revealing the site because of national security concerns. clean up in san bruno could start on thursday. the demolition and clean up is expected to take one day per property. this afternoon people came together for a benefit concert
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at cappucino high school. the donations and money raised all going to victims of the fire. abc7's cecilia vega reports from san bruno. >> construction crews boarded up the final windows in a blast zone where the only thing left standing is rubble. but in a high school field a few miles from the de destruction, there are signs that this is a community still standing strong. >> 15-year-old karina walsh's close friend is among those who lost their home. >> i have a lot of friends personally affected by the fire. instead of sitting around i decided i would do something about it. >> and this is what she did. organized a fundraiser for all those affected by the fire. where every penny raised goes to someone who lost something, maybe everything. >> we did it mostly for victims who come so they can spend the day and just get everything off their mind and enjoy it. >> if the victims of the blast
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were here, they didn't make their presence known. but they did express their thanks back in the neighborhood. >> we can start the recovery instead of focusing on the tragedy. now we can start building. >> while the rebuilding may still be years off, the support is here now. >> it is coming in from all over. as far as hawaii and as far as the east coast, people have found out about it. >> in a community where everyone knows someone impacted by the explosion, it also seems like just about everyone is about ready to help out. >> it is a good cause. >> here at cappucino high school money will be collected and be distributed to those fire victims who need the help most. in san bruno, cecilia vega, abc7 news. >> and if you are looking for
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ways to help the victims of the fire, you will find a list of organizations working with the community on our website. just go to and click on see it on tv. >> a danville man is in jail tonight after police say they found pipe bombs inside his home and evacuated the neighborhood. police were first called to the home on amigo road after reports of a loud argument. when officers arrived, they learned the argument was over the pipe bombs. 36-year-old eric dennis had three homemade bombs and a small amount of materials that could be used to make more explosives. the bomb squad detonated the devices safely, and the neighbors are back in their homes tonight. >> we don't want this kind of activity occurring with children around. we long for a safe neighborhood. >> hopefully they will keep watch on the house and what goes on because we would luke to keep it a safe neighborhood. >> dennis is in the contra costa county jail in martinez on $750,000 bond. there is no word on what he
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was planning to do with those pipe bombs. >> the san jose -- the san jose police officers are protesting the gang unit. the violent crimes enforcement unit is being combined. staffing between the two units has been slashed by a third. union leaders say it will have a devastating affect on the public safety. >> the majority of homicides in san jose are gang-related. we simply will not have the resources to address gangs today like we did yesterday. it is a fact. >> san jose's mayor blames the police department cuts on sky rocketing pension costs. he says the combined task force will still make fighting gang violence a priority. >> there will be some lower level crimes such as homeless encampment removal that aren't going to get nearly as much attention. they will focus on the pry rt yos. gaping suppression is one of
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those -- gang suppression is one of those. in southern california, the 32-year-old leader of a small religious sect is being evaluated at a mental hospital. members of her group went missing after leaving behind documents that looked like farewell letters. the five women and eight children were found safe this morning praying in a park near palmdale. they told deputies they had no intention of harming themselves. investigators were contacted by two of the women's husbands last night after finding documents that referenced a journey to the next life and visiting deceased relatives. >> you see me, i'm okay, my son, the dogs, everybody is okay. >> they over -- overreact because we cell phone and don't call them. >> because? >> i don't want them to interrupt me. >> they say their husbands misunderstood them. when deputies found them members say they were praying against violence in schools
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and against pre marital sex. starting tomorrow morning drivers on the most congested part of interstate 680 will have a new option to speed up their commute. the area's sprirs express -- express rate will open at 5:00 in the morning. carpoolers can use it now free. solo drivers can use it as well for a fee. they just need a fast track trans ponders. prizes will rise and fall based on congestion. .30 cents if there is none and up to $6 at peak times. it will be open to all driver at nights and weekends. a major milestone in the gulf oil spill. what officials are saying about the blown out well. and then this -- >> the witch craft comment, i was in high school. >> a tea party's comments about witch craft turns into an youernet hit and sparks an explanation. >> and a surprise speaker on the oracle program.
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>> and we have clear skies and a little patchy fog now developing near the coast. that will fill into the bay overnight tonight. what can you expect this what can you expect this our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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>> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to hurricane igor is breaking boats free as it swirls over bermuda. the category one storm has knocked out power to half of the customers. flooding has been reported in low-lying areas, but so far there are no reports of major damage or injuries. igor's eye is 40 miles west of bermuda. the storm is expected to veer northeast away from the u.s.
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the massive oil spill on the gulf of mexico is now effectively dead. that's the word from the retired coast guard. the well that spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil into the gulf no longer poses a threat. the announcement comes nine months after the deadly explosion sapping a rig leading -- sank a rig leading to the worst oil spill in history. it was finally contained until july, but it took until now to get a plug in place nearly two and a half miles below the sea. delaware republican senate candidate kristine o'donnell is brushing off comments she made more than 10 years ago about her involvement in witch craft. >> i dabbled in witch craft. i never joined a cough ven. >> you were a witch? >> yes. >> i didn't join a coven. >> wait a minute. >> o'donnell made those comments on bill marr's politically incorrect show in 1999. late today o'donnell took the comments in stride. >> the witch craft comment on bill marr, i was in high
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school. how many of you did anything that was question only in -- questionable in high school? but, no, there has been no witch craft since. if so karl rove would be a supporter by now. >> republican strategist karl rove says it could cost the party the delaware senate seat, but she is confident of a victory in november. researchers in stanford developed a new kind of filter, a chief and fast way to purify water in poor parts of the world. tonight richard hart reports on the strive to recover a silver bullet against bacteria. >> they are using a new method thousands of times faster than anything before it. it uses nano technology and silver. >> before milk could be pasteurized orie frige rated -- or refrigerated, people would drop a dollar to preserve it. it is lethal to bacteria.
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>> if you run a minute amount of electric trites -- electricity it amplifies the powers by thousands of time. and they are already making the first fabric battery, cotton infused with the hottest material in research today, carbon nano tubes. so they infused the cotton with the microscopic nano wires. >> we thought it was a crazy idea of using it to treat water. >> using the nano silver with the nano water did the trick. they did it in one pass using so little electric -- electricity it could run on a 9 volt battery. >> there is no reason we cannot do thousands of gallons quickly. >> in fact, all of the water used by one household in a year could be treated in just one hour with a filter the size of a itch cken sink.
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-- kitchen sink. it requires still more work, but there is a huge potential for poor communities. >> the biggest will be in a remote area. >> what is more with a couple batteries you could one day take something like this on a camping trip. with the next step in nano technology, richard hart, abc news. oracle's controversial new employee, mark herd, is getting ready to speak at the new conference. oral's chief executive gave the kickoff today at the annual event. he steered clear of mentioning the company's long-time partner hp which forced herd out in the wake of a sexual harassment investigation. hp is now suing to stop herd from working at oracle. well, we saw humid weather throughout the bay area. >> we had the cold front move through parts of the bay area. we are now on the backside, and we are starting to see
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partial clearing. a live shot from the high definition rooftop cam. the bay bridge in the background, and the fog is working near the coast, and it will more than likely fill in across the bay by tomorrow morning. here is a look at the current temperatures. antioch at 64. we had 62 in concord. 60s in the east bay. as you get close to the peninsula as well as the coast, temperatures drop off into the 50s. 58 in san francisco right now. napa, you are at 57. and los gatos, you are checking in at 59 degrees. we will go with patchy clouds and fog overnight. dry and cooler con digs will be with us through midweek. and fall uh -- arrives on wednesday. after that as we head into thursday, friday and saturday, the temperatures will climb back into the 90s as we head into the latter part of the workweek. temperatures in the north bay. you will feel. it mid to upper 40s elsewhere. we will look at the low clouds and fog pushing back out toward the east bay overnight tonight. this is pretty much going to be the set up.
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this is the low that brought us a few showers overnight last night and this morning. that has i can cked toward the east. -- i can cked toward the east. high pressure was building in, and it will bring us sunny, mild conditions on monday. as we head into tuesday, the secondary low right here, this is what is going to move in behind the high, and that's what will cool us back down for tuesday and wednesday. those two days will definitely be the coolest of the workweek. we start off at 5:00 a.m. you can see the overcast across the bay area. we had pockets of dense fog and it could possibly slow the commute down. it will go back to just near the coast by tomorrow afternoon. we will look for patchy fog, 60s there, 70s across the bay area. interior east bay locations will warm up into the low 80s. so here is a look at our highs for your monday los gatos 78, 76 for san jose. we will see more sunshine tomorrow. get ready for that. palo alto, 74. 62 for pacifica. san francisco a delightful afternoon at 68 degrees there.
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in the north bay, flirting with 80. santa rosa, 77. we will go with 80 for ukiah. oakland tomorrow is 71. 73 for castro valley. in the east bay, temperatures near 80 degrees. brentwood 80. 79 for antioch. concord 77. livermore 78. even santa cruz will warm to 74 degrees, and we will go 77 for hollister. my accu-weather seven-day forecast, just a few more days of summer to enjoy, and fall arrives as we head into the cool tuesday. temperatures on tuesday dropping into the low 70s. inland upper 50s at the coast. and then we are going to get into the warm offshore winds as we head into thursday, friday and saturday. you can definitely see what that means for inland temperatures back into the 90s. >> beautiful. >> thanks, leigh. well, the raiders may have a quarterback controversy in week two. >> shu coming u u u u u u u u u >> all new. it is so hard to believe this is happening here in america. but it is, every day. now, how far will bill gates go to fix it?
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there was a quarterback change in oakland. rams in town for the home ohmer that was blacked out. and normally this is not a good sign, but bruce lead them to their first win of the year. it would be interesting to sit next to this guy for four quarters, right?
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jason campbell picked off by butler. his day was done. tom cable says it was bradcowski for the second half. and darrin mcfad 11 coming up big. down to the four yard line and that would set up this. he finds luis murphy and 13-7 raiders. now in the fourth, rams driving and check this one by sam brad for the. -- sam bradford. he gets both feet in. the raiders would run out the clock and the raiders pull off a much-needed 16-14 victory. >> you always have to be ready when your time gets called. you never know when it can be. we were fortunate it came out the second half.
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we brought fine intensity and energy, and we did good things. >> i was surprise -- surprised. at the same time, it was a decision they made. i got to do what i got to do. >> we will find out more tomorrow who will start next week. we'll take a brief timeout. plays of the day on the deck and the giants putting serious lumber to the cow hide against the brewers. homerun derby when we continue. ring ring. progresso.
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sweep by the brewers with some heavy lumber. speaking of bats, the caped crusader in the house. bottom first and bases loaded two outs and jose guillen clears the bags with a grand slam. 4-0 giants. don't see many slams in the first inning. then in the fifth, more from guillen. another bases loaded two-out hit. this time a single to center. 6-0g-men and 6 r.b.i day for
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jose guillen. the giants offense wasn't done. burrow with a three-run homer to left. after the padres lost, the giants move back to first place with a 9-2 win and hit the road for the final six-game trip. >> it is good, but there are a lot of games left. it is not gonna come easy from this point on. we have to fight for every win and be smart and go hard and win games. >> in minnesota the a's looking to take two of three from the first place twins. oakland put up a crooked number in the first. he lines a two-out single into center. 3-0a's. and mark ellis, and see ya to left and gone. his fourth of the year and a 2-run shot. the a's love affair continues. they win today 6-2. all right, it is sunday, so it must be time for plays of the day. we start in our own backyard. giants-brewers and row de ross leads off the game.
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this blast is gone, right? wrong. he scales the wall like spider-man to rob kobe of a -- cody of a homerun. that could be the catch of the day. from guys looking young to guys looking old. brett favre has a bunch of turnovers. miami wins it 14-10. the vikings are o-2. dez bryant with a little hesitation and then explosion. 62 yards for the score. how about them cowboys? they are o-2 after the 27-20 loss. and best showing off his motor. five touchdowns in his first two games including this 75-yard beauty. despite his 232 total yards, the lions fall to the eagles 35-32. here is the catch of the day. pats and jets, tom brady to randy moss. that is a sick one-handed grab. that is sick, sue man esque. -- shumann esque. those are your plays of the
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day. clint boyer in the sprint cup race. the niners take on the saints on monday night football. and you didn't hear that from me. he caught that one. >> shumann esque. >> i don't know, that may be a little stretch. >> a little stretch, yeah, a big stretch. that's all i got left. >> that does it for this edition of abc7 news. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm alan wang for shu and leigh and all of us, thanks checking account.
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