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they cam -- came to the center to pick up t-shirts and numbers. the race sold out due to this being the 100th anniversary. there are no floats or alcohol. runners we spoke with agreed with the organizers some practices had to be stopped to make the race more enjoyable. even if it does rain. >> we have a zero tolerance policy, and if you're drunk and on the course, you'll be pulled off the course by security and asked to leave, and if you don't, you might be arrested. >> reporter: you happy.the idea that they're restricting alcohol and floats and all that stuff? >> i'm pretty happy with it. i don't like -- wouldn't like to see that -- see any crazy things. >> reporter: they also say it might rain tomorrow. >> doesn't matter. always run, no matter what. rain or shine, we run. >> reporter: how many years you been running. >> my 20th year, and my last year.
>> it's great because the air is clean and good for running. >> reporter: now, the street closures did start around 4:00 this afternoon, between fulsom and howard. more closures behind in the downtown area, specifically around mission street. i'll give you some closures right now to make sure you don't get caught. howard will be closed between embarcadero and fremont. stewart will be closed between commission the southerly term news. spear between mission and fulsom and beale between mission and howard. all those streets will be closed beginning at 9:00. so if you're going to be coming to the downtown area, be sure take that into account. reporting live, abc-7 news. >> alan: it's likely to be wet and cold during the bay-to-breakers race, a spring storm is moving into the bay area, and, leigh, i don't think it's going to be very comfortable for the naked
runners. >> leigh: let's hope they're clothed tomorrow. you can see on the satellite, we're getting a little break right now, but you can see the wave of moisture gathering just off the coast. and live doppler 7hd picking up the moisture band moving from south to north, and awful of -- all of it is going sweep in tonight. the forecast, showers likely, the brunt of the storm will move in overnight, but we'll still have numerous showers tomorrow morning as the runners hit the road from 7:00 to noon. temperatures, cool run, 48 to 52 degrees, and a nice southwest woken up to 15 miles-per-hour. there's also a chance of maybe few thunderstorms in the forecast, too. we'll check out theday -- the details coming up. >> alan: walking across the graduation stage symbol lieses changes in grads but for one student that walk took on new meaning. leighlisa amin gulezian watcheds
historic walk. >> lisa: at uc berkeley today, graduates walked into the stadium excited. >> the class of 2012 -- crowell. >> graduation day sig my identifies adulthood and the future. for austin whitney, it means something more. it means walking again. >> this courageous and inspiring young man was determined to graduate and walk at his commencement. >> austin has been wheelchair-bound since a car crash in 2007. ub berkeley's human engineering team built a eco skeleton for us a continue -- austin to use today, and austin rose to the occasion. with the exo skeleton securely bound to his body. austin walked the seven challenging steps across the stage.
>> austin whitney. >> and to his dreams. >> i knew when i stood up here in front of all these people today, that it would be different. and it truly was. it was truly the greatest gift anyone has ever given me. >> as a mother, this is the greatest day of my life. >> reporter: the gift was the brainchild or a professor, even the he and his team of grad students have built other more sophisticated exo skeletons, this one is different. it's cheaper and lighter in weight. >> this technology conclude accessible to a large number of people who need it, and that's our mission. >> always wanted his accident to have meaning, and if today really culminated in giving meaning to, i think, hundreds of thousands of people around the world. >> reporter: austin's exoskeleton is still being developed and cannot be bought.
when it goes to market it will cost as much as moat you'rized wheelchair, less than $20,000 he's he's. >> alan: san jose state university will grant two posthumous students. they were killed less than three weeks before they were scheduled to graduate. the woman's husband shot him several times while he sat in a mercedes-benz. the husband turned gun on himself and died. cindy and william were both honor students. >> a man died today when his car plunged off a cliff in marin county. the car drove off highway 1 around 1: 30 this morning. the highway patrol believes the 83-year-old driver was the only person in the car. heicide died movements after
rescuers reached him. the chp kept the highway closed while they brought the car up on the road. the bay area native who died in a late-night boating accident in virginia, and officials released the nine one one recording of a surviveon who managed to swim to shore. >> went on a sailboat down the river, and the boat sank. >> alan: the accident happened thursday night on the james river. ten people, all affiliated with nasas a rearch center, were on the sailboat when is capsized. tyler lorenzo was killed, he was identified as a native of mill valley. other man is missing. eight others survived by clinging to debris in water and five of. the swam to shore. >> clearly a very harrowing experience for them, being trapped in the middle of the
night and swimming for their lives. >> alan: investigators say it's still up clear how the boat caps sized. >> a liter of the international monetary fund pulled off a plan moments before it was scheduled to take off. why he is being investigateed. >> high gas prices show no sign of stopping and president obama announces 0 plan to brick them down. >> a republican heavy hitter
>> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >> alan: the head of the international monetary fund has been arrested in new york and is being questioned in connection with the sexual assault of a hotel maid. police say dominic strauss was pulled off an air france fright to paris this afternoon at john f. kennedy airport shortly after leaving the manhattan hotel. the maid told police she entered
his room at 1:00 p.m. and he tried to sexually assault her and she called police. he is the managing director of the imf and has not been charged. >> mike huckabee says he will not run for in the 2012. he made the announcement moments ago on his show. only three republican candidates have officially declared their running for in the 2012. that's ron paul, newt gingrich and mitt romney. speculation about a dozen other continues. 45% of republicans say they're dissatisfied with the g.o.p. candidates, up from 33% two months ago. president obama has ordered several steps aimed at increasing oil production. those measures include extending existing oil leases in the gulf of mexico, and off the alaskan coast. the government will hold more frequent lease sales in alaska's oil reserve. the president admits these steps won't immediately bring down gas
prices, topping $4 a gallon. an oil industry group places the decision as a first step with, quote, couple of positive nuggets. nasa's space shuttle endeavour has been given the green light to take off on monday. mission managers approved endeavour's final voyage today after the shuttle's original launch date was scrubbed due to an electrical problem. endeavour will fly to the space station under the command of astronaut mark kelly, the husband of congresswoman gabrielle giffords. she will be at cape can and a half rel on monday for the launch. the odds0s acceptable weather are 70%. >> the department of defense is going to geoff a -- give a review of the "associated press" requested for pictures of osama bin laden body. they said the ap did not tellman
station an urgent or compelling need for the photos. the decision puts the request on a slower track. the "associated press" says there is a compelling need for a quick release of the photos because they could add to the public's understanding about what took place during that raid. three men were arrest today in miami on charges they provided around $50,000 to pakistani taliban. arrested at the miami mosque where he was an imam. his two sons were arrested. the indictment claims the money was used to buy guns and promote the cause of the pixie -- pakistani taliban, and alleges khan owns a school that. >> still ahead, no vaccine, no school. the new law that brought hundreds of middle and high school students out to get their
shots. rain headed our way. when you can expect showers and your seven-day forecast. meteorologist leigh glaser coming up. >> mike: the a's beat the rain, and infineon racing was laying some >> all new. the biggest controversy in "oprah show" history. now, five years after "a million little pieces," they meet again. oprah, james frey. create my oasis.
>> alan: a man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to sell a stolen plan kerrs vehicle. the chp says it was stolen from an automobile carrier. the auto was recovered in a sting operation, and it was stripped of several rare brass parts. , including a unique red hood. anyone with information about the missing parts should contact the chp. people lined up today in san francisco to get their kid vaccinated against whooping cough. a new state law requires all children entering agreeds seven
through 12 next fall to have proof they were vaccinated before they can attend school. there were now immuneization requirements at the middle or high school level until now. the rates rl flow california. the city of richmond hosted an event today to get more kid pedaling around on two wheels. the bike fiesta took place at lincoln elementary school, volunteers gave away helmets and taught kids how to fix their bikes and honored major taylor, an african-american bicyclist in the late 1800s, who broke several world records and won the one-mile world championship in 1899. >> richmond is a community majority of color so it's wonderful to have a hero that looks like these children, and really be able to inspire them
to bicycle more, and to really have an inspiration that they can overcome obstacles. >> alan: organizers hope it helps promote healthy living and life long enjoyment of bicycling and physical fitness. let's talk to leigh glaser. i'm wearing my heavy wool suit because i'm trying to stay warm in this weather. >> leigh: you're right. unseasonably cool for the bay area, and unseasonably -- well, something we don't see a lot of this time of year is a very active live doppler 7hd. this is the storm system that's going to move in overnight, bringing us rain, colder air mass, and the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. just in the last hour we've been noticing a little activity developing just off our coast here. so, while some parts of the bay area right now the sun is out, you can see what is going to be moving in, in the next couple of hours. it's 60 in antioch. 62 in wedwood -- redwood city.
57 for napa, and 58 in san jose. look for the showers to arrive overnight. a chance of isolated thunderstorms. we'll see the same thing tomorrow, and most of the shower activity should be in the morning hours. a break sunday night and more rain as we head into monday night and tuesday. we're looking at right here, this is the break right there we're in. you can see the trough of low pressure, very cold are mass behind it, and that's going to move in here tomorrow night and 7:00 tonight represents the rain already gathering off the coast. as we move inland tonight, by 11:00, we'll be in the thick of the rain. could be heavy at time. colder air could trigger isolated thunderstorms. just in time for bay-to-breakers, a mixture of clouds and scattered showers and, and possibility of an isolated thunderstorm. tomorrow afternoon, most with
lift out, and then monday afternoon, more rain moving in across the bay area in through monday night and tuesday. so, this will be the first wave that moves through, tonight into late tomorrow, and then more next week. for the amgen tour they're going to make a decision at 10:30. stage one, if stage one will take place tomorrow, south lake to north lake, and of course you seek the problem here is we have a winter weather advisory throughout the morning hours, two to four inches of snow expected before the 7,000-foot level, one to three before 5,000-foot. so we'll see if the bicyclists will be able to take off tomorrow morning. here's a look at the highs for sunday. cold air mass, showers, isolated thunderstorms. mid-to-upper 50s across the bay area. we may manage to squeeze out a 60 here or there but really just going to be a cool day. another around of rain monday
night and tuesday, and after that we're going to turn the faucet off, bring in sunshine heading into thursday and friday and warm things up around here. >> alan: alpine meadows announcing they will be skiing on the 4th of july. >> leigh: great. >> mike: former cal bear native tyson ross, moving from the bull pen to replace dallas bray depp and he has been lights occupy. bottom two, pennington into the hole. beckham knocks it down but can't find it. kouzmanoff scores inch the fifth, a's up 2-0. dejesus rims one into the right center gap. the trim scores a pay. it's his 1,000th career hate. 4-0 a's. tyson ross dealing. gets dunn swinging. in the second, beckham, sit down. eight k's and seven innings of two-run ball, the a's with the
victory. to the wet and windy city, giants giants and cubs from wrigley field. posey to left. 1-0g-member. in the third, cubs p defense falls apart. the throw to first off the mark. the jibes are up 3-0 in the sixth. highlights at 11. >> to the ice, western conference finals start in vancouver. the sharks are the underdogs against the canucks and that's fine with them. the san jose ex-coach things they below play looser. the canucks won their first ever presidents trophy this year, so she sharks know what kind of challenge they face. >> use the number one, and their name comes up beside it in just about every category, first in points, power points, power kill.
>> every round gets harder and harder, that's the way it is. mental licks physical lyric it's going to get harder. we don't expect any ease from them at all. >> mike: game one tomorrow night to the players championship. a four hour weather delay. start with phil mickelson on the 17th. the famed island green out tpc saw grass. nearly holes it. nearly holes it again. 5-under today. graeme mcdowell in five holes today, the u.s. open champion birdied three of them, including this chip on the par-3 third, and 11-under, mcdowell is tied for the lead with nick what any, infineon raceway is buzzing with the sounds of two-wheelers. the hayes captured the provisional poll for the superbike division, and won the event today. here's a sampling of the action insure. [engine revving] >> i love coming here every
year. the fans are fantastic. you draw from so many areas, and it's a beautiful area. and the fans are great. it's like no other place we go to on the series. >> it was a wild race. been a while since i won one wire-to-wire, leading off the front and never being challenged. >> one of my favorite racetracks to come to. it's a home track. i'm from concord. it's hard to say the advantage of being a girl. sponsors like it. it's unique and different. and on the track, my size is a huge advantage. >> my husband has been racing a couple years and is superbike champ champion so it's awesome to live with someone who is successful at someone i want to be successful at and understands what i'm going through. >> any son likes racing and likes motorcycle, so drove up from the city to check it out. so far, liked the bun -- bung gentlemen jump and the hot dogs.
>> got a good crowd. >> it was really good, and the champagne was, too. usual live they give you whatever they got lying around. the cheapest stuff they can find. and that stuff was really good. >> mike: josh hayes won the superbike race, will try to make it four straight on sunday. giants, earthquakes at 11:00. >> alan: i thought the nascar rareses would refuse. >> mike: one of the greatest visuals of the track. >> alan: coming up, we'll see how a timeless toy brought never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days-- i can do that. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me.
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