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bay area between january and june of this year. the concern is that the vaccines may not have been refrigerated property. 14 sutter's are affected, three in san francisco, one in marin and 10 in lake and sonoma counties. revaccination is a precautionary measure to ensure full protection. there will be no charge to patients, letters have been sent. now, to find out if you or your child is affected, go to and click on health. thank you. it is a highly anticipated videogame, exactly because it's hailed as very realistic. but as len ramirez shows us, some say that realism crosses a line when players can kill u.s. soldiers. >> i can help to you talk to your son. one, shoot yourself in the head over and over. two, die. three, question mark, question mark, question mark. four, profit exclamation. >> reporter: karen meredith is
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getting a lot of hate mail and it's all because she is taking a stand against this. electronic arts' newest come bat shooter game has all the blood and gore you would expect. but what's upset meredith is how the game lets players take on the role of the taliban in contemporary afghanistan with the object of killing american troops. >> but it's just so cavalier to say it's just a game. >> reporter: for meredith that scenario is all too familiar. she lost her son, lieutenant ken ballard in real cam bat in iraq in 2004. >> my son didn't get to start over and see if he had a different outcome when he was killed. and neither did any of the people in fallujah. so for people to think that this is a good idea, i'm just so days pointed in electronic arts. >> reporter: electronic arts didn't respond to an email about the game but it published statements it compared to to cops and robbers. medal of honor is a multiplayer
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game and someone has to be the taliban, the statement says. >> being a terrorist and shooting a soldier, i mean, who wants that? >> reporter: two gamers i spoke with were uncomfortable with the idea of playing a war game where the object was to fight americans while that actual war was still happening. >> one side says we have the freedom to do it and the other side says we have the freedom but at the same time we have to take into account who are we going to affect with this game? >> reporter: for some the game is highly anticipated. veteran soldiers created in the creation and it's authentic. meredith is hearing from the gamers who are afraid the game could be pulled. >> i'm receiving so many from gamers who say i should back off, who cares about my son and it's just a game. but our point before and today is, war is not a game. >> reporter: medal of honor is due to hit store shelves in october.
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parents say their kids in richmond are being watched too closely because they are being fitted with tracking devices. a parent of one of those children asked to us look into it. simon perez on why the school says it's using those devices. reporter: there is no doubt where the kids at the george miller iii head start center in richmond are. a computerized system tracks their every move. >> this reference the classroom number, this track has the student number and this is the tab. >> reporter: transponders hanging every few feet follow the students' movements. the system costs about $50,000 athe this center alone. that price tag has this parent scratching her head. her daughter attends the center. >> they have an alarm at the door, a receptionist at the door and they've security guard outside the door. so if the kids wandered out, they would always know where that kid is. >> reporter: she also wonders why the money wasn't spent to clean up the trash out back or create better parking for parents and teachers. the answer?
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the federal grant that paid for the system had to be spent solely on technology, technology kim says will save money. >> we need to comply with the state and federal mandated reporting system. >> reporter: the center must report on attendance, when and what the kids are reading and whether the required one adult to eight children ratio is being met at all times. when you say it's going to save you 2,000 man hours a month, how much money is that? >> $27 per hour, times 2,000 hours, easily like $54,000 a month. >> reporter: the mother isn't buying it. >> if they can't count like seven kids and say, oh, okay i have my whole team and they are going inside the classroom, they shouldn't even be there. i mean, keeping an eye on like six, seven kids for like two seconds from the play area to going to the class is not that difficult.
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>> reporter: the $115,000 federal grant will pay to set up three of these systems at head start centers in contra costa county. the problem is, there are a total of 20 centers across the county. they have a long way to go. >> if the child takes offer the vest it defeats the system? >> reporter: yes. here's the head start center we are talking about 4-year-olds so i doubt they are going to run around trying to take it off. hopefully they are doing what they are toll. >> i don't know. my 4-year-old would get away with a lot. all right. simon perez, thank you. a richmond woman is in jail tonight accused of pimping a 14- year-old girl. san rafael police arrested 18- year-old tia powell on saturday afternoon. they say that they had just arrested a 14-year-old girl who was working as a prostitute when powell walked by several times and looked at the girl. officers stopped powell and found text messages linking her to that girl.
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>> we were able to determine with the text messages that she wasand brought her here from the pimp -- she was the pimp and brought her here from richmond for the purpose of prostitution. >> police say the girl was a runaway from richmond. they say she and powell are not related. they say powell may have been pimping another girl, as well. powell is in jail on $30,000 bail. rival political candidates in san jose are trading accusations over vandalized campaign signs. over the weekend eight campaign signs for city council incumbent madison nguyen were destroyed at five different locations. nguyen says she received a text message from her opponent's campaign manager sunday night saying the signs would be removed. but her opponent denies that his supporters removed them. >> this is a really strange coincidence that i received a text message the night before and then the following morning eight of my campaign signs have been destroyed. >> she actually creates something out of, you know, literally fiction to just --to project an image that she is a victim in this whole sign war.
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>> candidate ming null says he tells his staffers not to touch his opponent's signs. -- candidate minh duong says he tells his staffers not to touch the signs of opponents. he says the home owners did not give permission to hang the signs. finally san francisco's taking controlling of treasure island. it has some grand plans to redevelop and transform that slice of land in the middle of the bay. thuy vu on the island to show us what those plans include. thuy. >> hi, dana. well, massive is right. it's a truly historic project not only because of the plans they have, but because of the new partnership between the navy and the city of san francisco. the navy is essentially now like an investor so if the development here does well, so do they. >> i had been navy secretary about 10 minutes. reporter: developing treasure island has long been a priority for san francisco but not always for the federal government. today, that changed.
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>> and we're here to celebrate that we're just months away sometime next year of developing literally thousands and thousands of jobs --8,000 housing units, 30% of the units below market. >> reporter: treasure island was built from bay dredge to host a golden gate international exposition in 1939. it later became a navy base from 1941 to 1997. when the navy stopped operating here, the politicians started talking about how they could transform this jewel in the bay. >> another 300 acres of open space, new wetlands, new ferry terminal so it's a smaller version, a new waterfront. >> reporter: it wasn't always smooth same. the project died a few times because the navy and san francisco officials couldn't agree on a price. but county supervisors have now agreed to pay the navy $55 million for the land plus $50 million more in the future if the project's housing units and stores do well. >> the transfer of treasure island is a win for san francisco.
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it is a win for the state of california, a win for the united states navy, and a win for the american taxpayers. >> this is a great day for the san francisco bay area. we have the official signature of the secretary of the navy, an endorsement agreement for treasure island, which means we can now go into the future assured of this partnership. >> reporter: now, the navy has spent nearly 10 years cleaning up toxics from the site. that process is almost complete. those already living here are thrilled about what's to come. >> i'm just so happy to be a resident be out here and see that now that ferries and schools and everything will be out here and you know what? it's the best day of my life! >> reporter: environmental clearances are expected to happen soon. and groundbreaking here could begin as early as next year. by the way, they are also
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planning some green energy projects including wind energy, dana. [ laughter ] >> boy, what a great plan. and it's, you know, for $105 million, it's a pretty good deal for the city. >> reporter: exactly. well, you know, they are planning a hotel and all those housing units, plus stores here. everybody is hoping it will be profitable and a win-win for everyone. >> good. all right, on treasure island, thuy vu, thank you. when you think of jail, fine dining may not come to mind. but tonight, bon appetit! we are going to introduce you to some inmates who hope to change that. >> if you love fruits and vegetables and think they are already tasty, how some california researchers plan to add more flavor to what nature has already given us.
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county jail learn is cooking. today, those hefs one of the skills that prisoners at the san mateo
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county jail learn is cooking. today those jailhouse chefs had a cookoff. don fernandez shows us it was a competition worthy of "iron chef." >> reporter: you could call this a culinary competition for the incarcerated. four teams of women doing time at san mateo county jail. today, they are doing time in the kitchen. >> everybody got 20 minutes to go, all the plates need to be out front for the judges in 20 minutes! >> reporter: and trying to beat the clock. so on today's menu, we have salmon, we have jambalaya and for dessert, pecan pie. if there are any files hidden, i'm guessing they are in the pie. sherry is a convicted burglar. she gets out of jail in two months. kitchen experience? she flips burgers at a local dairy bell. today, she is a chef in training. >> i think it's a great opportunity for to us leave here with something other than going home with empty goals or
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empty hopes. >> nobody is going to forget you and even though you're incarcerated you need to have some skills when you get out and plus they were able to provide for their families with the skills that i would teach them. >> reporter: elihu started this program three years ago. many women have gone through it and none have returned to jail. >> it's creative. >> reporter: four teams judged by some of the best chefs in the bay area. >> first place. team 4! >> yeah! [ applause ] whoo! >> reporter: team 4 winners by just a pinch and a dash of points but just maybe they are all winners today one ingredient at a time. in redwood city, don fernandez, cbs 5. u.c.-davis is getting $6 million from the federal government to help parents to get their kids to eat fruits
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and vegetables. impossible, you say? linda museum ma explains how it's done. >> reporter: virginia gray is a frequent shopper at the downtown sacramento farmer's market. >> i i'mly go by smell. >> reporter: she says she shops here because she doesn't like the quality on store shelves. >> it would be nice to have the flavor back into all the fruits that used throb. -- that used to be there. >> reporter: thanks to a grant from the government, her tastebuds may soon be happy. >> the purpose is to improve the flavor quality of fruits and vegetables available to the consumers with the goal of getting people to eat more. >> what we want to do with these pears is to understand a bit more about their ripening biology, how they change from green to the lovely yellow ripe flavorful product. >> reporter: headed by the director of the post harvest technology center beth and her team of researchers are taking a look at the challenges growers, packers and shippers face in getting crops from the
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field to the market in a condition shoppers will buy things like slowing the ripening process, changing handling procedures and determining how produce flavor is affected by har vet. >> we are actually doing interviews and focus groups with consumers to try and get a better understanding of what consumers want in produce, what is their current experience, and whether they might actually buy more and eat more if it tasted better. >> reporter: and so far, shoppers like virginia gray support the study. >> i think everybody would get -- like to eat vegetables more. >> reporter: right now researchers are wrapping up the first year of their three-year studies working with companies in florida. looking at melons, berries, tomato bears, in yolo county, i'm linda muma, cbs 5. >> we'll tell you if it tastes good. pay us. >> i'll tell you what looks good is the coast.
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it's clear and taking a look at some of my weather records and staff and it looks like you have to go back to july 22nd and 23rd to find sunshine at this hour right there at the coast. sunset at 7:59. you will see a hint of it before we see low clouds and patchy fog. so the bottom line is if you are out and about this evening, sure, we'll see that deck of stratus line the seashore pushing into the bay area gradually march inland. we are still right now at 57 degrees in concord after experiencing a high today of 85 degrees, that's just a couple degrees off the mark. let me get out of the way so you can see where the clouds are building. playing tag with inverness, according to our pinpoint forecast this is what all the computer models suggest. clouds quickly fill in for your morning commute producing even some localized drizzle. sun-up is at 6:24 and nobody is going to see it but then we'll start to see the sunshine around the lunch hour, bayside and even some clearing at the
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coast. tonight, 50s santa rosa to 58 degrees in downtown san jose including willow glen, backing through the almaden valley into alviso. otherwise, san jose at 76 degrees. we should an the 84. east of the bay from 61 in richmond to 86 degrees in brentwood. and again that's just a couple of degrees off the mark. west winds at 15 miles per hour and petaluma at 74. no clearing in bodega bay but bright sunshine in sonoma at 78 degrees. warmest day of the workweek is slated for thursday. followed by one of the coolest by friday. a very mild day on saturday before we realize seasonal temperatures on the beginning of next weekend. allen, as would you have it, kids are going back to school many of them at least around the bay area. >> they sure are. >> what happened to summer for them? >> gone! yeah. where's it for us? thanks, roberta. hey, tainted eggs and investigators looking into that
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deadly off road race. finally hearing from one of the drivers. it's all coming up in two minutes. ,,,, you could tell even back in early 1999 when ebay... was a small company that meg-- meg knew what she was doing. she has this ability to come to a very confusing situation, take a look and figure out what the right thing to do is. there was no playing things loose or close to the edge. we were going to do things the right way... because ultimately, that's the way you build a company to last.
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a federal jury found the former illinois governor guilty of one count of a lot of people of are calling it a victory for the former illinois governor rod blagojevich. he was found guilty of one of 24 counts. the judge will declare a miss trying for the others. the counts on which he was found guilty including accusations that he lied to federal agents when he said he didn't track campaign contributions. it carries a sentence up to 5 years in prison. a juror said they were deadlocked 11-1 in favor of conviction on the alleged scheme to sell barack obama's senate seat. an iowa egg producer is
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recalling 228 million eggs. the company is linked to a salmonella poisoning case. several people have been sick in states including california. the eggs were distributed nationwide and packaged under about a dozen names. including lucerne, albertsons and ralphs. new details are emerging about the deadly racing accident in the mojave desert that killed 8 and injured 12 others. at issue is whether the event promoter observed the contracted safety rules. >> reporter: chp investigators now confirm they looked over video taken of the off road race crash. they have collected hundreds of statements from people lining the california 200 course over the weekend. officer mario lopez says investigators also heard what happened from the driver himself, brett sloppy. >> talking to the individuals
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involved and also to witnesses. >> reporter: officer lopez says the day of the crash organizers cooperated with the investigation. the racing company is headquartered at this house in south el monte. patricia williams signed for the permits on june 15 as representing mdr, the organizer. calls to the company since the accident on saturday haven't been return. >> that's going to be determined at a later date hopefully. you know, all we know is he did lose control prior to the collision with the spectators. >> reporter: this was a sanctioned event. over the weekend officers said the driver wouldn't be charged because of that fact. in a statement, the bureau of land management says the permit says mdr is responsible for the safety of spectators. the chp says the investigation will include recommendations. will the business be held accountable? >> right now we are still looking at the facts and the
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investigation is still active. that will be determined later. >> reporter: the final report will be sent to the san bernardino district attorney's office who will decide if this rises to the level of criminal charges. the d.a. won't comment until he sees the report. edward lawrence, cbs 5. it's your land being rented by the state. so why isn't california cashing in? how the state may be shortchanging taxpayers by millions of dollars. don't look now, but california may have another "bell." plus what state lawmakers are considering to keep this kind of salary abusing from happening somewhere else. would you like a side of fries with that? mcdonald's supersizing its workforce. i'm mike sugerman. the story is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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hunters. a major company is serving up a thousand open jobs here. mike sugerman show's us who s . mike. good news for area job hunters. a major company serving up 1,000 jobs here. mike sugerman shows us the golden arches are hiring. >> reporter: a lot of food critics blast the stuff that fast food places serve up but mcdonald's is doing great. they are doing bang buster work. that's not a word. they are just doing really good
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work. really good sails and americans love the stuff. so many so they need 1,000 more people are really good sales. >> what do you like about mcdonald's? why do you want to work for us? >> reporter: it's a question being asked hundreds of times today all over the bay area. mcdonald's hiring 1,000 people in the greater bay area and people like 25-year-old tyrone spring wants to be one of them. >> because it's close to where i live, convenient and people are out of work. >> reporter: like him, some people might not have considered working for mcdonald's but you wouldn't know it by today's applicants. >> there is a lot of competition and a lot of people with a lot of experience. >> reporter: mcdonald's doing well that's days when a lot of others aren't. there is new business. mostly in the midday and late night hours. dollar menus, frappes and other things. workers will be on the not so busy shifts now that they are busy. >> i'm looking for a part-time
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jobs to pay for my studies since i already have a night job and i think they have good benefits here and a lot of -- not a lot of jobs are hiring, you know, so it's a good opportunity. >> reporter: fill-time jobs come with benefits. some of the part-time jobs come with benefits, too, which are hard to come by these days. also, free food. there weren't long lines here, there were about 40 people who came by. there are eight jobs available. 235 mcdonald's all around the bay area. they got about the same amount of people. but it was good introduce in a bad economy, allen. >> yeah, flipping burgers so to speak doesn't have the same stigma that it did when the economy was so good nobody wanted that job. >> reporter: no. and absolutely true. i talked to the regional manager here started flipping burgers in 1969 for $1.50 an
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hour. >> wow. >> reporter: so, you know, there are chances to move up the ranks. and if you don't have a job and you're making minimum wage but in some places minimum wage isn't bad. mcdonald's doesn't have the stigma it used to have. >> make, thank you so much. a state agency is facing accusations tonight of shortchanging taxpayers by millions of dollars. the lost revenue comes from real estate rentals on public land owned by the people of california. as mike luery shows us, some tenants have been getting free rent for years. reporter: this steel company sits on nearly 500 acres of land in pittsburg, california owned by california taxpayers. the state rented it to to [ indiscernible ] for $235,000 a year until the lease expired in 1994. but after that, the state lands commission, which is supposed to collect the rent, failed to do so for 12 years and the company stayed there on state
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property at no charge. >> for 12 years without collecting rent on a lease that expired some people would say you guys weren't doing your job. >> i understand that. but again, this was a particularly difficult situation. the lease negotiations very tough. >> reporter: the state lands commission eventually collected just $67,000 in back rents. less than 3% of the money owed. and on this land, owned by taxpayers in martinez, the state lands commission failed to collect rents from an oil pipeline company for six years. instead of collecting $1.4 million in rent, the state lands commission settled the case for just more than a half million dollars, roughly 37% of the back rent. >> certainly we ought to be getting market rent for the properties of the people state owned. >> reporter: senator dave cogdill is demanding an audit. the state auditor will explore why the state lands commission has in some case not collected rents and in other failed for
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years to renegotiate leases. >> these are all lease files. >> reporter: -- on millions of acres of property owned by taxpayers. >> i think it could be millions of dollars. >> reporter: millions of dollars gone, cogdill says, from an agency that may also be under charging for pipeline access. state property rates are based in part on an old formula that charges companies just 2 cents per foot of pipeline. >> but that fee has not been adjusted for nearly 30 years. >> reporter: state auditor elaine howell will investigate the practices of the land commission. >> we wanted to switch computers and proposals several years ago but all the budget problems we lost that. >> reporter: the executive officer of the state lands commission says don't have enough people to do the job. >> we have gone from over 30 surveyors to about five. we have gone from four appraisers to just one. we can do more if we have more staff and i know every agency in the world says that and it's tough times to get that staff but we think we have the figures to back it up. >> mike laurie in sacramento.
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okay. -- mike luery in sacramento. looks like the political scandal in bell may be contagious. maywood sunday investigation, one councilmember in particular. dave lopez tried to track him down. >> reporter: now the city of maywood, bell's next-door neighbor just two miles away, has caught the attention of the fbi. and in particular, maywood's city council member felipe aguirre. >> he is not here. he don't work here. >> reporter: a man who told me he volunteers work at aguirre's office had no idea where to find him. i tried numerous times to reach him by phone. but to no avail. i wanted to ask him about a $95,000 federal grant he received three years ago to reif yourish this building just down the street from the maywood city hall, a building he owns with a partner and runs a political action group ought of this office. the fbi is also looking into a
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$360,000 grant given to a different political action group in maywood agurrie alleged will had ties to that group. it calls for removal of lead from some homes in maywood that never happened. two federal grants given to a sitting city council member and the fbi has some questions. >> why don't they investigate beverly hills or brentwood? all the [ bleep ] rich who stole all the [ bleep ] money from the poor people? >> reporter: he told me he still didn't know how to get ahold of the councilman. aguirre did tell the "l.a. times" he regrets taking the federal money. meanwhile in bell -- >> they will not get away with what they are doing! >> reporter: -- the city council for hours listened to the public berate them again and then at 4:00 in the morning adjourned but not before taking a vote 5-0 to find a way to give back some of the money that home owners overpaid in their property taxes to the tune of almost $3.5 million. and the controversy rolls on.
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from bell, dave lopez, cbs 5. in sacramento, lawmakers trying to prevent a repeat of the bell fiasco. in fact, there are several bills now circulating. one would require all city and county government employees to report their compensation each year and have it posted on a public website. another would restrict the amount of money earned by employees of charter cities. it was bell's move to become a charter see this not only allowed the high salaries but also kept those secret until the investigation by the "los angeles times." meantime, california's public pension fund calpers is reviewing the salaries of highly paid municipal employees across the state. hearing loss not just for our more senior citizens anymore. what can be done get teenagers to turn down the volume. three international airports, planes from all over the world and how do they talk to each other? that's tonight's "good question." stop me if you heard this one before, but brett favre has
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made his decision. no, really! i'm dennis o'donnell. and it was the shot heard 'round the world. tonight, the man who hit it is gone. coming up. than they did two decades ago. [ male announcer ] when meg whitman arrived at ebay, they had 30 people and an idea. meg's job was to make it happen. it took leadership. focus. and the ability to bring people together. meg whitman delivered. named one of america's best ceo's by harvard business review, she grew ebay 15,000 strong and made small business dreams come true. now meg has a plan to create jobs. fix sacramento. and deliver results. meg whitman. for a new california.
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dr. kim mulvihill is here to explain. a new study reveals how today's teenagers have more hearing loss than two decades ago. dr. kim mulvihill is here to explain. i can guess. >> reporter: a stunning number of teens, nearly one in five, has lost a little bit of hearing. some experts are urging teenagers to turn down the volume. reporter: like a typical teenager, 17-year-old christopher hundredtoon prefers his music mobile. he puts in earbuds for music on the go. >> i try not to listen too loud but sometimes it is. >> reporter: he is not thinking
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of the long-term consequence. but a new study finds one in five adolescents has hearing loss. that's a 30% increase over adolescents tested between 1988 and 1994. while the latest study didn't look specifically at noise and hearing loss, previous research shows loud music could put listeners at risk of the it's subtle so most teens don't know they have a problem but doctors say identifying that he is kids is critical. >> for different reasons, one is just possibly different placement in a classroom or they may need to have amplification or might even need hearing aids. >> reporter: many parents have been trying to get their kids to listen up for years. now they are evidence to back them up. >> i'm not surprised entirely, you have to say, because they are constantly connected to ipods, computers. we're constantly on them to turn them down. >> reporter: if they don't adjust volume now, their problems can be amplified later. so parents, keep a watchful eye and ear on your kids.
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are they starting to listen to the tv louder? are they starting to put the volume on the radio louder? we often brush it off as kids just being kids. but it could be an early sign that they are starting to have difficulty hearing. the hit cbs show "survivor" is taking on a new challenge battling cancer. it's teaming up with the organization stand up to cancer to raise funds for cancer research. today, "survivor" launched its own fundraising team and is asking for your donations. 100% of the contributions go directly to cancer research. you can find the link to "survivor" stand up to cancer website on, click on "newslinks." >> it's such a popular show. it should be able to raise a lot of money. >> it's a good source. >> bring it into the fold. get everybody on board. >> yeah. >> stand up to cancer. >> it's a challenge. >> thank you. still ahead, managing the logjam of planes and languages in the skies over the bay area. >> 64 degrees today in half moon bay to 85 degrees in
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concord, righ here in san jose still unseasonably cool. we have the forecast as eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,, [ cell phone rings ] [ john ] i love these new cell phones. [ wife ] he just got a new phone and he can't stop using it. boom! profile pic.
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how do they communicate with of course we have pilots from all over the world flying into the bay area. john moore wants to know, how do they communicate with air traffic controllers when so many languages are spoken? ken bastida with tonight's "good question." reporter: the bay area is home to three international airports oakland, san jose and sfo. now, that's a lot of flights coming here from around the world. >> there are planes here from how many countries? >> probably about two dozen maybe different countries, most are asian pacific. >> reporter: communication between pilots, air crews and towers have to be precise. and as it turns out, it has to be in english. sfo's mike mccarron says it doesn't matter where you fly. it is the same around the
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world. you want to be a commercial pilot. you got speak english. >> anyone who gets a pilot's license here, a commercial pilot's license has to read, understand, speak good english. and as a result, whether it's flying for jl, crater ways or emirates, whoever it may be, you have to speak english well enough to be understood. [ english ] >> reporter: he says english became the standard when international flights out of the u.s. began to really take off. and as it turns out, there are other industry standards in aviation. >> basically, it's in thousands of feet and another standard is always used is the time given for eta between pilots, controllers is always greenwich mean time so there is no confusion are you on local time, time you left, what times are you flying with? so every flight plan is given and recorded in greenwich mean time. >> reporter: i need your good questions, send them to me at
6:46 pm >> roberta is here. you showed us ocean beach. it was clear as a bell. >> you have to go back to july 23rd to see the ceos clear at this hour. when is the last time you have been able to see sunset here in ocean beach? go ahead, take another look right now. this time we are looking inland at mount vaca where today's high temperature was 85 degrees there. and in contrast we had 64 degrees along the coast right there and you will be able to see the sun as it goes down tonight and then we will see the return of the areas of low clouds and patchy fog work its way back into the seashore marching into the bay and then gradually slipping inland. official sundown is at 7:59. if you are out and about this evening perhaps you are just running out the door capture that oakland as baseball game, check out tonight's weather watcher. pretty good, too. mr. perfect. >> dallas braden here reporting live from the oakland-alameda
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coliseum. we have a game tonight, starlit night. of course it is always cool here in the bay area. the marine layer will be laying on thick. bring a jacket. keep it warm. let's go, oakland! >> let's go, as! is there anything that man cannot do? i think he is going to fill in for me guys next timing i go on vacation! we have some going on. we have an area of low pressure a trough over the bay area enhancing our marine layer. now this is sliding out of here due east. but another trough upstream promises to increase that marine layer again tonight. overnight lows 50 in santa rosa to the mid-50s in san jose. tomorrow's daytime high temperatures maybe a degree warmer in our inland areas. otherwise, bringing them down a couple of notches around the peninsula and to the north of the golden gate bridge. 73 degrees in santa rosa. only 62 in san francisco. we're be at 69. -- we should be at 69. the warmest day of the workweek will be flirting with 90 inland by thursday.
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but notice the cooldown on saturday. seasonal temperatures monday and tuesday. hey, dennis is going to love this story. jaime jamie patrick is the first man to swim lake tahoe twice, 44 miles, did it this past weekend, burned thousands of calories. he had a lot of support. there he did a great job. hats off for this historic swim. keep your photos coming as brian paterson did with this historic event to >> that's great. good for jamie! thanks. coming up on eyewitness news at 10:00 on the cw and 11:00 on cbs 5, ineffective vaccines. thousands of people in the bay area are affected. what's being done to et get word out. and then a call for help ends in a man's death. why one bay area mother says that her mentally ill son did not have to die. that's tonight at 10:00 and 11:00. a local boxer with a
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knockout that will give you a headache. i'm dennis o'donnell. if i told you brett favre was coming back would you believe it? we're up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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bobby thomson the man who hit baseball's most famous home run died last night at the age of 86. [ screaming ] >> the giants won the pennant! giants won the pennant! >> the shot heard 'round the world beat the dodgers in the ninth inning to push the giants into the 1951 world series. i spoke with willie mays today. he was a rookie at the time. he was on deck when thomson hit that home run. >> it really wasn't hit real hard. you couldn't tell it was going to be a home run or not but once it hit the scoreboard that's a home run. and i didn't realize the game was over. oh, man we won the pennant! everybody is already at home plate and i'm the last guy to
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get to home plate. i'm amazed they still continue to talk about this. i've enjoyed it. >> the giants kicked off a three-game series tonight in philadelphia. it's a homecoming for pat burrell back to back in the nine seasons of the city of brother love. >> a lot of good memories here, obviously won the world series and nothing bad to say. i had a great time here. obviously now, i'm on a different team. >> we are in a similar spot in the play-offs. it's all business. it's great to come back. number 9 left fielder pat burrell. >> cheers quickly faded when he put one into the cheap seats in his first time back.
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gave the giants 2-0 lead. stop cheering, folks. game tied at 2. shane victorino drove in a pair of runs. philly opened the game up. they lead 9-3 in the 8th courtesy comcast sports bay area. brett favre flew into minneapolis this afternoon with three teammates who were sent to talk him into coming back. [ laughter ] >> look, it's "mission: impossible"! the vikings are scheduling a press conference tomorrow to presumably announce his return. you have to excuse me for finding it somewhat humorous. this time favre really is coming back! but weeks of speculation and false reports about favre are just kind of part of this new age of journalism where the immediacy prevails over accuracy. >> what a difference a day makes. >> what a difference actual comments from brett favre make. >> reporter: welcome to the era of the media information, get the story on the air, the quote on twitter or the clip on youtube. every one, everywhere, has
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instant access to breaking news. >> the business has changed monumentally in the was few years. >> reporter: peter kick a senior righter for "sports illustrated" the he is concerned that the thirst for immediate information comes at a high price. >> there is no exact checking on twitter. with immediacy comes problems of accountability. >> reporter: two weeks ago espn expanded coverage only reports that brett favre had decided to retire. but one day later the reports turned out to be false. >> the unfortunate thing is when we hear something like brett favre is going to retire and he isn't a text message to somebody on the team, well, you know, then it sets everybody in the media on its ear and it becomes wildfire. >> it's interesting because, you know, i spoke with mike singletary their head coach after their practice. >> reporter: nfl insider chris
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mohr chris mortensen says there are problems with new age journalism but there are also benefits. >> the way to interact with fans is to answer a few questions along the way. >> reporter: are you worried that accountability and accuracy are falling by the wayside as a result of trying to get the story first? >> no question about it. >> reporter: the twitter updates from 49er practice are constant. a player makes a catch, interception, a tackle. they are all potential electronic targets of instant information or misinformation. >> sadly he collapsed face first. it's easy to jump on twitter and speculate what's wrong. you can delete at any point you want. i can't delete the morning newspaper. >> reporter: perhaps the only authority left to monitor accuracy is the reader. ultimately, it's up to you to filter the information and decide for yourself. redwood city boxer juan hernandez made his professional
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debut last weekend with an absolute bang. first round lasted a mere 22 seconds when the 25-year-old landed a vicious combo to his opponent's face. that was all he needed for the knockout. hernandez boxed for nine years in an amateur until his trainers helped put up the money for him to turn pro and i am told that he is a heck of a fighter. the problem is he can't find opponents and i think that video kind of proved why. >> he is something else. >> what a hit. >> thanks for the story on the erosion of standards in your line of work as well as ours. >> yeah, absolutely. >> across the board. >> i think it's much more serious in news. shirley sherrod is a perfect example. >> pick your choices carefully. >> see you at 10:00 and 11:00. ,,
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