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>> reporter: it was another stunning announcement. hosni mubarak stepped down. egypt's power passed to the military as crowds in cairo erupted in ufour ya, president obama praised the start of transition and promised support for the egyptian people. >> this is not the end of egypt's transition. it's a beginning. i'm sure there will be difficult days ahead, and many questions remain unanswered. but i am confident that the people of egypt can find the answers. >> reporter: those answers could have wide-ranging impact. >> there's no doubt that the united states is going to be as keenly interested as the people of egypt as to who their next prime minister and who their next president is going to be. >> reporter: pentagon officials have been in close contact with their counterparts in the egyptian military and vice
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president biden hinted at what some say could be ripple effects through the arab world. >> i say to your iranian friends, let your people march and speak. >> reporter: the entire region now under a watchful eye as egypt moves from a country in celebration to a nation in the midst of monumental change. kristen dalgren, nbc news, washington. >> and up happening right now, here's a live look at san francisco where people are starting to gather for a rally in support of the protestors in egypt. not a whole lot of folks there now. the rally will start in an hour or so. this is the same location where protestors have been gathering peacefully for the last two weeks. we'll have a live report from the rally in the city coming up at 6:00. it's not just in san francisco but throughout the bay area as well. in berkeley students showed off the egyptian flag and celebrated on campus today.
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many noted the remarkable turn of events from 18 days from a facebook protest to a revolut n revolution. at the friday muslim prayer session on campus, egyptians gave thanks that he finally stepped down. >> i feel amazing. i'm so excited and hopeful and you know anxious for my family and anxious for the the future of egypt. i'm really optimistic. >> students said prayers for the hundreds of innocent pple who died or were injured in those protests. we have special section devoted to the situation in egypt on our website at search egypt to read what bay area professors are saying about today's resignation and what it means to the future of egypt and the future of that the entire region. that's >> complete coverage coming up on "nbc nightly news" at 5:30. moving to other news now, police in san francisco are searching for a southern california man after his wife's
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body was found in a motel room. police say colleen waterman's body was found at one of the many motels on lombard street. it was discovered yesterday afternoon. it was three days after the couple was reported missing from riverside county. nbc bay area's maryann favro is live outside the police department to tell us where the investigation standing. >> reporter: tom, i just got an update from police. while they stopped short of calling this homicide, they do say that the death of colleen waterman is suspicious and tonight the search for her husband is intensifying. the manager of the ra mad da limited motel on lombard street in san francisco tells us colleen and billy waterman checked in saturday. police say an employee found colleen waterman's body in her room yesterday afternoon. >> at this point we're waiting for the autopsy results to determine how this person died. >> reporter: police are not yet calling her death a homicide,
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but they're searching for her husband bill waterman. they live near indian wells east of palm springs. yesterday the deputies skofred the suv parked off highway 1 near devil's slide. despite an intense search last night, deputies did not find billy waterman. the manager of the hotel says the couple communicated boinl phone after dheked in. no employees heard arguinarguin. >> i'm really, really shocked. it's a little scary. >> reporter: today detectives visited the hotel. >> i have no comment. >> police say right now billy waterman is the only person they're focusing on in their investigation. there are reports right now that colleen waterman's throat was
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slashed, police however will not confirm that's how she died. reporting live in san francisco, "nbc bay area news." >> thank you. colleen waterman's neighbors in southern california were worried that something was wrong. tonight they are in shock over her dechlt death. >> it's just odd. she left her car there and just quit her job and disappeared. we thought that was quite odd. >> waterman and her husband are from bermuda dunes, which is located in riverside county near palm desert. new tonight at 5:00 police released a sketch of the hit-and-run driver who left a san jose woman in critical condition. this man hit 18-year-old erica luna. she was dragged about 2,000 feet before the driver sped off. it happened near 101 and tully road near a chuck e. cheese. luna is in critical condition tonight. she may never walk again. luna's family raised the reward to $5,000 for information
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leading to an arrest. to a follow-up story from last night at 5:00. san jose police say they have made an arrest in the stabbing death that marked san jose's 11th homicide of the year. police arrested 26-year-old david shackleford in connection with with the death of 27-year-old melanie dunn. they were dating. they were called to a house yesterday. inside they found dunn suffering from stab wounds. she was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. police arrested the man shortly after the stabbing. he was reportedly on foot not far from the home. well, a bitter day for some athletes at uc berkeley. two big-time sports programs are gone. budget cuts apparently mean the blue and gold will no longer have a men's baseball team or a men's gymnastics team. traci grant is in berkeley tonight. is this the end of line, traci? >> reporter: it seems that way,
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tom. we're live right now at whiter field at cal berkeley, and if you look behind me, the cal berkeley women's lacrosse team is taking on notre dame right now. this team today found out that it has many more games in its future unlike the men's gymnastics and men's baseball teams, which are being eliminated on this campus. >> the boosters have not let us down one bit. has university let us down? sure. >> reporter: it was a somber practice for the cal bears baseball team today as the players attempted to soldier on just hours after finding out that theirs was one of the two sports programs uc berkeley decided to get rid of. last fall the university announced it was planning to drop five sports in order to save $4 million a year. today men's rugby as well as women's gymnastic and lacrosse got a reprieve. >> he we feel good that the community has really rallied around us and allowed us to keep
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three sports, two women's sport s on the campus. it's bittersweet, because two important programs. >> don ors raised between 12 and $13 million, but it was half as much as uc berkeley would need to rescue the sports programs. >> my reaction was one of debelief from the point of view that all five sports were to come collectively reinstated bai baiz based on the efforts. >> to play baseball, i'll transfer. it's what i want to do with my career. that's why we do this. that's why we're playing pac-10 baseball. i have to transfer to play. >> reporter: members of the men's gymnastics team the other sport they announced to cut today will have to move to other colleges to continue to compete. the university will honor all scholarships for the athletes that choose to remain. >> people can say what they
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want. this is an extremely painful and difficult decision. >> reporter: everyone keeps asking what if more money were to appear? what the vice-chancellor told us today is that the 2011-2012 sports season is pretty much set. if more money were to show up sometime in the future, then it is possible that these sports could come back, but it's highly unlikely. live in berkeley, traci grant, "nbc bay area news." barry bonds and his former personal trainer will cross paths on march 1st. that's what bonds is scheduled to be arraigned on a new set of charges. yesterday prosecutors reduced the number of counts against bonds from 11 to 5. greg anderson says his client will maintain his silence in court. the judge is considering a defense motion to exclude a secret recording of anderson discussing what prosecutors argue is a designer steroid dane by bonds. the perjury trial, by the way,
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is set to begin on march 21st. still ahead at 5:00, what do you give the child who had a truck attached to his finger? the toy company coming to the aid of a brave little boy. >> he's back. the tweets from arnold schwarzenegger that has hollywood buzzing tonight. also, using 3d to detect breast cancer. we'll examine the new device. banding together. the women traveling the country to help women whose husbands were killed during war. and goo afternoon. i'm chief meteor ogist, and we're near 70 degrees across parts of the south bay today. right now 68 in san jose and 66 in san francisco. tonight, chilly skies down there in the south bay with temperatures that will be warming. we'll also have the latest a on whatexpect f rainforall coming up. al
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a special group of women will gather in the bay area this weekend for a retreat and a nice dinner. >> they share an experience that changed their lives. >> sitting there with him, i knew he was the person to spend the rest of my life with. >> reporter: michael davis was sent to iraq leaving his new wife in texas. >> he explained his mission, which was clearing the road of ieds. >> juone day. >> there were two men wearing a uniform. they said the words that i think are burned into the minds of every military dwoid. the secretary of defense regrets to inform you your husband was killed. >> dave went from being a
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military wife it to a widow. >> when i was handed that flag, i knew it was not -- that was michael's legacy and story. it was not the end of my life, and i didn't want to go into a cave and retreat as this widow. i wenlt online, googled widow one evening and said did you mean window? this is a topic rarely spoken about. >> she sought sal loss in the only ones that could understand her grief. this brings together widows of iraq and afghanistan. >> the camaraderie they share, the same exists with military widows. >> reporter: the women meet up across the country to surf, to remember, and to pursue dreams they had when their husbands were still alive. davis even took up sky-diving. >> i'll admit the first time i did it, i was like, hey, you know, if the chute doesn't open, i'll be with michael.
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>> reporter: she says now the pou power of the group has begin her the will to live. >> there was a way to turn it it around and take this tragedy and use it as fuel to create an even more amazing life. >> "nbc bay area news." >> this weekend the women will share a victorian home in san francisco and travel to rural marin for a retreat. then they're being treated to a valentine's dinner. the man kwikconvicted of kig chandra levy was sentenced to 60 years behind bars. he was dwiconvicted of first-dee murder. her body was found a year later in the washington park. the case made headlines after revelations of a relationship with gary condit. it ended his political career. the suspect was charged in 2009 after he was convicted of
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attacking other women in the same park around the same time as levy disappeared. up topping our health watch tonight, nearly 2 million video baby monitors are being recalled after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants. electrical cords on the summer infant monitors can be dangerous if they're placed too close to baby cribs. more than 40 different model ofd monitors are being recalled by summer infant. they were sold at major retailers nationwide between 2003 and the early part of 2011. a major break-through in breast cancer detection tonight. the fda approved a new device to give doctors a 3d view. the new dimension system is the first x-ray mammogram device that generates 3d images. the fda says the 3d technology allows doctors to make more accurate diagnoses of breast
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cancer and could cut down on false positives. the new device does increase the amount of radiation a woman receives and the long-term effects are unclear. the states in the sky have doubled, and the united states in just the past year. in the 12 months ending september 30th, 2010, there were 1889 operation errors reported. that's almost double the 2009. most of these errors were planes flying too close to each other and are not considered serious, but serious cases involving pilots taking evasive action were up 44 in 2010, the year before. experts think the uptick is due to better reports systems, but the faa is investigating to make sure safety isn't eroding in the process. sometimes it's impossible to think about rain around here. we have one beautiful sunny day after another. >> we keep saying it's coming. >> yes, it is. it's on its way and very slow to
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get here. we have very subtle changes happening in the atmosphere eventually signals rainfall in the forecast. today it's hard to believe any rainfall is coming any time soon. a little warmer today with a slight offshore wind and clear skies towards the bay bridge with 63 right now in san francisco. it's dry for now, and the rainfall a couple miles out is still headed towards the bay area. still holding onto heat as well in the south bay, close to 70 in gilroy, and 63 in concord and low to mid-60s in the north bay right now. the coldest air tonight will be in the north bay with 30s coming on back. still an excellent start coming our way. mild, even a little bitd warmer and a lot of sunshine, and then ahead rainfall returning and talk about a major winter cold blast. temperatures are also going to be dropping about 20 to 25 degrees by this time next week. so here's the stormtrack with
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the rainfall. it's continually edging closer hoot here to the bay area. high pressure is pushing to the south, and it's weakening. so the key in getting this rainfall here over the next five days is the jet stream. it will push to the south, and it will allow this weather pattern to move into not only northern california but for the entire state. for the next 48 hours it will stay mild and above average through saturday and sunday with temperatures in the low 70s for some of the inland spots. here's a look at the rainfall at 10:00 p.m. on sunday. at 5:00 p.m. and we head into tuesday's forecast with possibly wind and isolated thunderstorms. meanwhile tonight it's clear and cold back in the east bay with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. by 11 a.m. most sunny and conditions in the upper 50s. also cold in gilroy with 36.
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40s in san francisco. low 70s, we have them on the map tomorrow in the south bay. 71 in evergreen, 70 in san jose, close to 70 in dublin and livermore and for the peninsula, look at this. 70 in redwood city, and forecasting 69 in san francisco and it's 70 in oakland, 67 in fairfield, napa looking at 70. for the north bay plenty of upper 60s and low 70s. these temperatures will crash big-time. let's get that seven-day forecast. you can see from today through friday of next week we're going from 71 inland to low 50s. as fair the rainfall it moves in late sunday night with showers. most measurable rainfall happens into tuesday, and also into wednesday morning and a chance of rain even on thursday and even into friday. so winter is back. >> yes, i forget what that's like. i forget what a rainy week is like. >> you'll remember next week. >> we should enjoy the weekend
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while we can? >> yes, yes. >> then we will. all right. thank you, jeff. still ahead at 5:00, back to the basics. we'll have the latest on form he rememb governor schwarzenegger's attempt, and we're not talking politics. >> coming up the hollywood movie shoot in the bay area that turned plenty of heads. >> then that bay area boy who underwent just a frightening ordeal now cmeomgprurise coming his way. we'll explain whether we come back.
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remember that 2-year-old boy that managed to get his finger stuck inside his dad's pickup truck in week in san jose? he will get a few gifts. he tried to reach a hot wheels car. firefighters had to cut away part of the truck and take him to the hospital connect the to the truck there where surgeons saved his finger but he never found that lost toy car. so matl has stepped in, of course, and says it will send a package of hot wheels on monday after seeing the story on the
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news. well, arnold schwarzenegger took a break from battling the bad buys in blockbusters to battling budgets and bureaucrats for several years in sacramento. schwarzenegger is apparently ready to return to film. he announced on twitter that he's going to start considering movie roles again, and his personal aide confirmed that mtweet. the buzz around city hall was quite infectious, you might say, today. hundreds of movie extras wearing pandemic flu masks and props that included military tanks crowded the space in front of city hall to film a move that's an action thriller about preventing the spread of a deadly violence. about 200 bay area citizens are cast in roles. it will include a stadium, coffee shop and location near chinatown. it stars matt damon, jude law
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and kate winslet and maybe a few of your neighbors. it's expected to be in theaters in october. >> a littlet of traffic around san francisco. a connection with the oscar and a soon-to-be famous hospital perhaps.
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well, germany has found its version of paul, the world cup octopus. a cross-eyed possum named heidi is the latest prognosticator. the marsupial will appear on jimmy kimmel live where she will select her favorite movie in each category. she was abandoned outside a
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