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new this morning, a halloween party at the cow palace in daily city turns into a medical emergency. more than a dozen overdoses are reported. we'll hear from first responders. >> i'm infeweriated. politics is one thing, but this is over the top. this is crossing sacred boundaries. personal addresses on campaign mailers. one candidate in san jose says it is going too far. why the other side is defending the tactic so late in the game. plus, new developments in the security scare that exposed a terror threat overseas. new, ups and fed ex are responding, as president obama works to confront the threat.
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it is 9:30 a.m. on this saturday morning, october 30. thanks for starting your day with us. i'm ann mack vehicle. >> i'm jim bernard. we'll be keeping an eye on the important trick-or-treat forecast, along with the giants and what they can expect in texas, coming up tonight, as politics is also the big topic this morning, three days from election. yes, three days from election tuesday. we are gearing up all over the newsroom here at cbs 5, and the big event in dc today, the rally to restore santee sanity. stephen col better, jim has a first look at the weather this morning. quite a few rain drops in the past 24 hours. >> it's been a wet week across the area. nice and dry in dc this
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morning. rocking outgoing on after the giants game i'm sure today, where we see the bay area drying out. a a few showers in arlington texas, dry, mostly clear skies, 72 degrees at game time. 3:00 this afternoon, our time, and then they will be cooling into the evening hours and just taking a peek ahead in case we need game 6 or 7, looks like we will be dry through most of next week, into next weekend. so make plans accordingly. those tickets would be very valuable commodities at this point. >> for sure. but a lot of folks, they just go to the park to enjoy the atmosphere for free. >> hopefully we won't need it. more than a dozen people are in the hospital this morning, after what appears to be an overdose of drugs and alcohol at a party at the cow palace in daily city. fire engines and paramedics were called to the cow palace starting at 8:30 last night. victims had been attending a concert of electronic music, called the subsonic spook fest.
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in all, 16 people were taken to various hospitals. three in critical condition. >> we saw a lot of altered levels of consciousness, a lot of inability to maintain their own airway, a lot of involvementing, aspiration type stuff. >> drugs involved include cocaine and lsd. this is the second time this year that people attending concert at the cow palace have suffered overdoses. in an incident in may, two patients eventually died. a pregnant woman is among three people shot outside of a movie theater along unibaro farrow boulevard. all are expected to survive. police tell us it started when one person bumped into another. no one has been arrested in that case. police in san francisco this morning are investigating an apparent murder in the city's russian hill area. we'll have more on that as it comes in. a san francisco man is accused of beating up a priest he says raped him and his brother 35 years ago. will lynch is free on bail this
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morning. he surrendered to authorities yesterday. the santa clara county sheriff says lynch, who is 43 years old, went to a retirement home in may and punched 65-year-old gerald linder repeatedly in the face. in a lawsuit, lynch accused linder of molesting him and his brother during a camping trip in 1975. the catholic church settled that case in '98 and awarded the lynches $625,000. the church also settled two other cases involving linder. american officials suspect that al-qaeda's branch in yemen is responsible for sending two mail bombs to the united states. those packages were intercepted before they reached their targets, luckily. while the case unfolded yesterday, president obama was briefed by his national security team in the white house situation room. today, security is very high at airports across the u.s. >> reporter: security is tight
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at airports across the nation this morning, amid fears that al-qaeda could be launching a new wave of terror attacks. >> clearly, they are looking to identify vulnerabilities in our system and take advantage of those vulnerabilities. >> reporter: in this case, terrorists appear to have capitalized on vulnerabilities in how cargo flights are searched. many packages arriving in the u.s. on cargo flights are never inspected. >> there is no requirement to interrogate a package or every package or a sample of packages. >> reporter: the two packages discovered on cargo planes in dubai in england were headed to the u.s. they were sent from the same address in yemen to two jewish organizations in chicago. inside, the parcels, investigators found components of bombs in toner cartridges, as well as the powerful explosive compound petn, the same used in the failed christmas day airline bombing. the discovery of the packages led to more searches of planes in the u.s., including here at
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newark airport. nothing was found and the planes were cleared yesterday. american fighter jets escorted this flight from yemen to new york's jfk airport because of cargo on board. again, nothing was found. but president obama says the packages that were discovered are evidence of a credible terrorist threat, very possibly the work of al-qaeda. >> al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula, a terrorist group based in yemen, continues to plan attacks against our home land, our citizens, and our friends and allies. >> reporter: intelligence personnel were aware of a possible plot for days, but got the tip they needed from saudi arabia to intercept the packages and foil the plan. cbs news, newark, new jersey. well, this is it. after tuesday, the commercials, phone calls, and e-mails will be over. but until then, it is an intense final weekend of campaigning for the top two candidates who want to be california's next governor. recent polls show democrat jerry brown's lead over meg whitman is expanding.
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today, brown will kickoff a tour of california in oakland. this is video of that event earlier this morning. meg whitman will rally republican supporters. it's one thing to launch personal attacks against a candidate, quite another to include a candidate's mother. kit dough shows us that's what's happening in one very bitter south bacon test. >> reporter: the most vicious council race in san jose's history has already seen dozens of nasty mailers, but none like this. >> i'm infuriated. i'm oh politics is one thing, but this is over the top. this is crossing sacred boundaries. >> reporter: the mailer points her as an outsider, bouncing from address to address all over san jose, by listing three addresses, her current residence, a relative's address where she lived briefly, and one where she used to live while caring for her sick,
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elderly parents, at their home in south san jose. >> once this hit people's mailboxes, my parents, my 82- year-old mother, started getting phone calls throughout the evening, really frightened her because they were harassing phone calls. >> this would be the first time that we're hearing about that, and i don't believe that to be true. >> reporter: the association of retired san jose police officers and firefighters take full credit for the mailer. spokesperson dustin derolo says they broke no laws because the addresses were pulled from public records. >> you guys are making no apologies about this? >> no, we think this is something voters need to know, within the realm of public debate, with regards to her residency, and this question needs to be answered. >> these are folks that have a moral and professional obligation to make sure the residents of san jose are safe and they are okay and there's no way they are putting them in any sort of harm or risk and shame on them for thinking that this is okay. >> reporter: her opponent denies having anything to do with the association's mailer.
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>> are you prepared to tell them to stop doing this? >> i denounce all negative campaign. all of it. >> reporter: she said she moved back to district 5 a year ago, but has been working here for the past 20 years and says she's not a carpet bagger. she says there should be rules against mailers with personal, but public information. >> it's not an issue of whether there was a law that was broken. it's an issue of whether or not you're going to be responsible for any harm that comes to my children or my parents. >> reporter: for her own safety and that of her four kids, she said she will be moving after election day. in east san jose, cbs 5. the giants are deep in the heart of enemy territory this morning, getting ready for game 3 of the world series. the team flew to texas yesterday after that shutout win over the rangers thursday night. the first pitch of game 3 is today at 3:57 our time. the giants are leading the series, of course, 2-0. if the giants have a chance
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to clinch the world series sunday or monday, fans will be able to cheer them on at the jumbo screen in the city's civic center plaza. the city had planned to show game 3 today, but the fox network would not allow it. well, it's kind of a good day to be inside or in a restaurant or bar watching the game. >> regardless of the weather, good game to watch. we're looking at showers winding down across the bay area today, and again, it will be clear and warm in texas. 70-some degrees at game time. we won't be that warm across the bay, but we'll look for a slight bump in temperatures today. i'll have the details, coming your way, next. and a few years ago, a candidate was breaking new ground. now, not having one might keep you out of the race. up next, bay area writer and social media expert sarah graner talks to us about the right way to reach voters. and here is another live look at the national mall. daily show host jon stewart is gathering thousands of fans at what he's calling the rally to
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inspired by the summer's big political rallies for conservatives and liberals, today, the daily show is trying to find a middle ground. here's a live look in washington, d.c. jon stewart hosting the rally to restore sanity. the event began about half an hour ago, expected to draw thousands of people and not to be outdone, stephen colbert is holding his keep fear alive rally nearby. just earlier this week, president obama was on the daily show to tout his administration's accomplishments. if you haven't voted yet, you have three days to cast a ballot. this election cycle is showing just how the world of social
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media is growing when it comes to candidates and issues trying to win support. our guest to talk about who's doing it right and wrong, sarah grainger, of blog her and the founder of public ed. you can find her work on fx good morning, sarah. what is standing out on the web? >> i personally have enjoyed some of the local candidates doing a really good job. gavin newsome has a great following, 1.3 million people. meg whitman has phenomenal facebook presence, about 200,000 people, and camilla harris, doing a good job on youtube and the senate candidates out there on flicker. so everyone is taking advantage of the social media. >> flicker, i'm not even aware of flicker. i must be out of the times! these things just change so quickly. and the people who generally
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are subscribing to twitter, flicker, whatnot, the younger crowd. so this is obviously a way to reach out to them specifically. are they interested? and how do you pull them into your message? >> they are interested, but they can also tell the difference between just a push messaging and the real interactive discussions. so the key for the people who want to do it right is to have genuine conversation with the voters and actually listen to them and respond to them. and how do you do that? obviously that would take a lot of time if you're trying to respond to 1 million some people that are your followers. how do you get the people to do this? >> some have staffers, some pick and choose and they will respond to replies on twitter or facebook. there's also a lot of editing that goes on with those pages just to make sure there's nothing defamatory that gets posted. so we're talking those pages, but a lot of people are still comfortable with the more
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traditional uses of the internet, the websites and the e-mails. how are people reaching those potential voters? >> well, you know, it's still the biggest tool for online outreach, so most people are going to be hit by a lot of e- mail. but they are doing a good job with it, like natasha haines running for the san francisco school board. she's doing a great job with e- mail. jackie spear has a wonderful website. everything is easily organized so you can find it. that's important for voters who are researching and want to know more about the candidates. well, we're still, of course, seeing plenty of mailers. i got a mailbox full the other day in the last minute push. so people are just using all of the different resources, looks like, at this point. >> absolutely. >> okay. any other websites that political junkies should have book marked right now in the final days before the election? >> well, i put up on a list of resources, but the most important one is the secretary of state's office. it has all the voting
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information. and then for people who run into voting problems, 866-our- vote, both online and on twitter. >> great. you're looking at a list right now on our screen of several websites that sarah has recommended. we have a link to all of them right now on our website, go to the left side of the screen, and click on the links tag. thanks for joining us this morning. i'm sure you'll have a busy few days as we get the results in on tuesday night. thanks for that. of course that's cbs 5, prepping all of our coverage. in the meantime, we have jim bernard prepping for our weather coverage this morning. how's it going out there? >> well, a little cloudy and drippy outside across the bay area this morning, as we've got scattered light shower activity continuing. looks more like drizzle than anything else as you look out across the bay cam. gray skies this morning and isolated showers remain, tapering off through the day. most of that moisture falling across the north bay, where they have picked up half an
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inch or better over the last 24 hours. but again, that's where the brunt of the moisture has been focused, and we will see these conditions continue to dry out through the day. still look for a few drizzle showers at the golden gate, on the peninsula, out to ocean beach. other than that, should begin to break up. as we take a look at our high- definition doppler, the only returns showing up -- well, a few isolated ones. mainly near the radar site, i suspect those are more ground clutter than anything else. some moisture aloft continues to linger. and you see real spotty cells out across the bay area today. that's not going to amount to much in the way of any rainfall totals. as we take a look at the forecast for this afternoon, partly cloudy skies for most locations. we kept a few showers in there, but, again, not going to amount to much. a few windshield wipers worth and that should be about it across the area. as we begin to dry out with the trend expected to continue through the week, here's a look at the weather system crossing the bay area here in the last 24 hours. again, it is moving ashore and beginning to lift out to the
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east. it will clear the area today. it's almost gone now. take a look at what's taking shape behind it. looks like a well formed frontal system. however, it is expected to miss urks lifting to the north, taking the rain into northern california, maybe clipping the north bay, but not looking for any showers for the greater bay area out of this next system. we'll pick up clouds for today, show, decreasing showers, partly cloudy skies by this afternoon are expected and a bit of a bump in temperatures. nothing dramatic, just a couple degrees warmer than yesterday, with that trend continuing into and through the week. here's a look at the radar returns here over the last few hours. mainly up around santa rosa, in the offshore waters, but they are winding down rapidly with that trend expected to continue here through the day and into the rest of the week as well. looks like the storm track will move to our north here for the rest of the week and stay there, keeping that moisture from the north bay northward. we'll look for temperatures again today up a couple degrees. that will put us into the mid-
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60s for the warmer locations. around the bay, low 60s for most spots except the beach. upper 50s there, as once again we will look for this trend to continue through the week. so trick-or-treat forecast is looking partly cloudy at this point. we're going to take the showers out of the picture here for you trick-or-treaters, as again, conditions are expected to dry out through the remainder of the week. should there be a game 6 or 7 necessary, looks like we will be dry in and around the bay, so should be great weather at the ball park, both here and in texas, as they will be in the low 70s for game time today. >> very good to hear. and very good to hear the trick- or-treat forecast is good. nothing ruins a costume more than holding an umbrella or wearing a rain coat. spider-man wearing a rain coat, not cool. thanks, jim. later, we'll tell you about some of the big halloween events happening today in case you want to celebrate a day early. plus, progress on the new
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bay bridge. a big section is being put into place. find out what's still to come for this major project. and they are doing a lot for those who go hungry in the east bay. in our jefferson awards segment, we'll introduce you to the muffin people. david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. endorsed for his "independence" by the contra costa times, stockton record, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
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welcome back. another major phase of the new bay bridge is finished. cal tran's put up the second tier of the signature tower late yesterday. the tower now rises 10 stories above the current bridge at eye level for upper deck traffic. the third and final parts of the tower will be installed next spring. do you know the muffin people? it's an east bay group that feeds the hungry in oakland. and as sharon chen reports it, started nearly quarter century ago with this week's jefferson award winner. >> reporter: call them muffin people. 88-year-old john's group delivers groceries six days a week to st. mary's center and half a dozen oakland shelters. his mission is simple. >> there's a big need and instead of money, we give our time. >> reporter: the 30 mostly
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retired volunteers rise before dawn to pick up expired, but still edible food from several major store chains. muffinman john mcgee admire's johns service heart. >> nothing is ever a problem. he's always able to do anything that's asked of him. >> reporter: the muffinman started in 1908 when the director of st. mary's food program asked john and another retiree, joe stewart, to collect day-old bread and pastries to give to the hungry. john had just retired as treasurer for a container ship company. >> when i retired, i was afraid i would be a couch potato. here i am. i want to get something done. >> reporter: you might be wondering how it is john's group became known as the muffin men. he says it all started with a center that serves homeless women. >> at the friendly manor, they used to bring english muffins in there and the women at the
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manor took care of, say they here comes the muffin man. >> reporter: the group became the muffin people when women joined a few years ago. as the need for food grew, so did the supply. today, the muffin people estimate they gave out more than $1.7 million worth of food every year. sister marilyn compares john to johnny apple seed. >> when we talk often about planting seeds of goodness and that's what he, he did so many years ago, and it has grown. >> reporter: seniors like brenda whitfield depend daily on muffin people deliveries. >> if it was not for the muffin man bringing the food here every day, my table would be bare tonight. >> reporter: a bad back stops john from making deliveries in person a few months ago and his muffin man cow founder has died, but john trudges on. >> just to see people. people get happy and being fed,
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that's it. that makes me happy and makes the volunteers happy. >> reporter: for feeding oakland's hungry for the last 23 years, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to john di palermo. >> 88 years old, amazing. you can nominate your local hero for a jefferson award online. you will find the jefferson awards logo to click for the e- mail form. giants fans, of course getting ready for game 3. coming up, we'll get insight on watching the games with your kids. plus, another incident that is sure to reignite the debate over all-night parties at the cow palace. we'll show you how an event overnight ended with several people rushed to the hospital. views of the golden gate bridge are changing and causing a lot of people to ask what is that? the heavy duty landscaping project that's responsible for that big yellow patch in the headlands.
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my neighbor's son has autism. my son has autism. announcer: autism is getting closer to home. today, 1 in 110 children is diagnosed with autism-- that's a 600% increase in the last 20 years. learn the signs at new this morning, a rough night at the cow palace in daily city. more than a dozen people taken to the hospital, some in critical condition this morning from overdoses. how it's bound to renew the controversy over raves and other all-night parties. plus, they say everything is big in texas, as is the giants' hopes for another big win. a preview of tonight's game 3 of the world series. and halloween eve is upon
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us. lot of us making it halloween weekend. we'll tell you about events happening around the bay today that will be fun for your little ghost and goblin. welcome back to weekend early edition. it is 10:00 a.m. good morning. thanks for starting your day with us. i'm anne mackovic. >> jim bernard here with a look at your showers winding down across the bay area. we're expecting that trend to continue. i don't think halloween's going to be a washout, nor will game 3 of the world series, as we see cloudy skies this morning across the greater bay area. a few very light drizzle showers for most of us up across the north bay, looking a little heavier shower activity. even that will be winding down here through the day, with that trend expected to continue through next week. world serious in texas today, starting the game at about 72 degrees under mostly clear skies. as i mentioned earlier, if there happens to be a game 6 and 7, the bay area forecast for wednesday and thursday looking for dry conditions. we'll be ready.
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>> i have mixed feelings about that, because i kind of want them to come back, but of course we want them to win. >> let's not forget '02. maybe we don't want to go there. >> we'll speak with a giants spokesperson coming up as well. stay tuned for that. meantime, more than a dozen people are in the hospital this morning over what appears to be overdoses of drugs and alcohol at the cow palace. paramedics were called there last night about 8:30. the victims had been attending an electronic concert called the subsonic spook fest. in all, 16 people were taken to various hospitals and three are in critical condition. >> we saw a lot of altered levels of consciousness, inability to maintain their own airway, lot of volume vomiting. >> the drugs involved cocaine and lsd. this is the second time people attending a concert at the cow palace have suffered from
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overdoses n an incident in may, two patients eventually died. american officials suspect that al-qaeda's branch in yemen is responsible for trying to send two mail bombs to the united states. those packages were intercepted yesterday on cargo planes in dubai and in england. they had been addressed to two jewish synagogues in chicago. inside the packages, investigators found bomb components contained in printer cartridges, as well as the powerful explosive compound petn. when voters go to the polls in the east bay on tuesday, the department of justice will be watching how it all goes down. alameda county is one of two california counties to be monitored by federal election observers. the other is riverside county. more than 400 observers will be working in 18 states to ensure that everything goes smoothly and to document any irregularities. the observers have been in place since the passage of the 1965 voters rights act.
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cbs 5 is putting together the best election coverage you will find in the bay area. it starts at 9:00 tuesday night with our election special. for two hours, we'll track all of the local and state races and follow what's happening nationally, of course, followed by a special hour-long edition of eyewitness news at 11:00 on tuesday night. well, you may have seen it. a mysterious yellow patch on the marin headlands that can be seen for miles. it's prompting a lot of people in the bay area to ask what is that? don ford went to check it out. >> reporter: well, the golden gate bridge, the view admired by tourists from around the world. >> i see the bridge and a big yellow patch. >> what is that? >> i have no idea. >> not really sure what it is. >> reporter: it's huge. it can be seen for miles, and it's made of straw. a straw antierosion blanket, thousands of square feet in size, full of locally collected
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seeds to repair the steep slope below that was savagely eroded. construction crews smoothed out the hillside and now are rushing to get the mats in place before the winter rain. the erosion control is part of a larger project to rebuild the park roads. >> a big part of why we're having to rebuild councilman is that the drainage was always a little bit off. the road itself was built by the military a very long time ago, and though they did a great job of constructing it for their era, these days we need to have a lot more engineering behind it. >> reporter: 11 miles of road are scheduled for upgrade. myra hester is the project spokesperson and she says the giant straw mat won't be there for long before the plants take root and the straw simply disappears into the soil. >> it's probably going to take about a season. >> one season? >> yeah, probably a season. >> reporter: construction crews are planning to have this completely done by november 20.
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bicyclists will be invited to enjoy the pavement first. vehicles will come later. don ford, cbs 5. the giants are deep in the heart of enemy territory, getting ready for game 3 of the world series. the team flew to texas yesterday after that big shutout win over the rangers thursday night. the first pitch of game 3 is today at 3:57 our time. the giants lead the series, of course, 2-0 games. if the giants have a chance to clinch the world series sunday or monday, fans will be able to cheer them on at the jumbo screen at the city's civic center plaza. the fox network would not allow game 3 to be shown today. not a bad day to be inside watching it on your television, at a bar with other fans. >> wherever. >> yes. >> we'll be-- >> kind of cloudy. >> cloudy here, but great in texas, clear skies, warm temperatures. we're looking at the rain activity out there this morning winding down, which means it
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will be fair weather for trick- or-treaters out there. more details coming your way in a few minutes. there's a lot going on this holiday weekend, as a lot of people are celebrating today, just making it a two-day halloween event. here are a few of them. boo at the zoo is happening at the san francisco and oakland zoos. journey to the end of the night is the zombie-inspired game of tag happening in san francisco's embarcaderoer at 7:00 tonight. hiller aviation museum in san carlos is hosting its haunted hangar today and tomorrow. we have a list of all of the local events going on this weekend on our website, well, the bay area is of course rallying around the giants and their world series run. it's also bringing families together. coming up next, we'll talk with jim stire from common sense
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media about what to keep an eye out when watching the game with your kids. and another of youtube's cofounder is stepping down from his coast. find out how he'll still play a [ male announcer ] carly fiorina.
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>> i want you to whisper i'm concerned with the direction of the country. [ laughter ] >> but i'm open to hearing a variety of ideas. [ laughter ] >> 1, 2, 3! [ cheers & applause ] these guys, that is stephen colbert and jon stewart in washington, dc. you're looking at a live rally, thousands of people. it's called the rally to restore sanity. it's kind of a counteract to several of the other big rallies we've seen on the national mall over the months. we're keeping an eye on that throughout our broadcast. in the meantime, the ceo of the world's most popular website for watching video is stepping down. cofounder chad hurley is
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turning over his role as ceo, as part of the transition that's been in the works since google bought the company four years ago. hurley is 32 years old. he plans to stay on as youtube advisor. the cofounders have already left youtube. you may watch sports and think nothing of it, but when you watch with kids, how do you approach them about the ads and treating the athletes like role models, when they don't act like the best of them. jim stire of common sense media is here. good morning. you're all decked out. >> go giants! >> what are your thoughts on this? you brought your kids to the games. >> absolutely. i bring my kids to the games all the time. in fact, we've been to both the first two games. i got my rally towel here. my son got hit by buster posey's hat thursday night, my son jesse.
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we have experienced so much fun with the giants and with sports as a family. we are big giants fans and sports watchers. but there is a lot to learn about this actually, not just the hero stuff. it's huge. we have four children. they all love the giants and really respect. you learn lessons from the players, quite frankly. it's the characters and the personalities of the giants that have come out in the post season. it's been very interesting for them to sort of see the difference between brian wilson versus, you know, juan uribe on, whatever. it's been great. you mentioned earlier in the segment that ads are a big part of watching the giants. so now we have three games in texas. you know, some of the commercials during the games aren't always that appropriate. so one of the things we talk a lot about in our family is how to be aware of some of those commercials, particularly if it's jesse, 6 years old, sitting there with his buster posey bat, we don't want him watching viagra, cialis
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commercials. >> but they come on. what do you do? >> mute the button. they sometimes have very adult theme commercials. promos are a big issue. fox in particular, by the way, showing promos for movies, you have to mute the commercials and the promos. commercials don't say violent movies that will come on later. i think the biggest thing, it's so fun. the games are so special. you love the game. you love what's happening. i think you have to share that with your kids and the whole joy of the moment, because this is, as san francisco fans know, this is a magical moment. also, if your teams lose, you have to deal with failure and loss and being a good sport. that's not always the easiest thing to do, but it's a very good life lesson, because it happens in real life, too. >> i have to ask, the role model issue, we hear about these players later when it comes to drugs. >> that's right. >> how do you address that? >> it's interesting. it depends on how old your kid
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is. jesse just thinks juan uribe, buster posey is the greatest thing of all time. the thing is, when renteria hit that homerun, the kids went nuts. the older kids, who our 17-year- old, our 15-year-old, they understand what hgh is, they know jose. they are aware he wasn't on the roster. i think it depends on the age of your kids. i think you have to have an honest talk. you have to talk about athletes are amazing and this is an incredible drive for the giants. but i do think it's important to say they are human beings, they make mistakes, just like your parents occasionally do, or newscasters on tv do. >> what, us? >> i think you have to have an honest discussion with your kid. the number one thing is, share this moment with your family. i'm old enough and have been a giants fan long enough to know we don't get moments like this very often.
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it's so wonderful and sports and media sports can be an incredible part. all i can say is go giants! >> jim stire, thank you for joining us this morning. >> absolutely. let's now check in with jim for our weather forecast around here for giants watching this afternoon. >> great weather to be inside watching the game today, as we've got a few showers linger ago cross the greater bay area. looking at the golden gate bridge at this hour, we see cloudy skies with a bit of drizzle and shower activity taking place right on the bridge and across to the north bay, where the rainfall gauges are actually collecting about half an inch of rain overnight. but none of that making its way into the bay area, as we're looking at just some light shower activity. looks more like drizzle than anything else. it will be with us through the morning hours here. some very widely scattered showers possible, but this energy is winding down throughout the day. taking a look at our high- definition doppler at this hour, you see how isolated
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those returns are here, accumulating around concord, where we see most of the moisture at this hour. again, any rainfall amounts will be very light and winding down through the day. we're going to hang on to some clouds. we'll get a little bump in temperatures, but the rain drop activity will be leaving us today, leaving us tomorrow, with partly cloudy skies, but dry. if you trick-or-treaters, bump into the mid-60s around the bay. upper 60s, still well below normal for this time of year, a little warmer than yesterday. we do have another weather system taking shape just off the coast, impressive at this time. here goes the one for today, as across the shoreline in the wee hours of the morning. it will continue to move to the east, leaving us high and dry for the next couple of days. we'll hang onto clouds out of the next system, but most of the rain is supposed to miss us, going by to the north. may clip the north bay, but barely. as for today, decreasing showers, partly cloudy skies by this afternoon, and as mentioned, a little bump in the
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temperatures out there. not back to normal for this time of year, but mid-60s likely to prevail. here we see the expectations for radar, as again, most of the energy is focused up across the north bay and the points northward, as even there it will be winding down. through the day, we look for this dry trend to continue through the week, just in case there's a need for game 6 and 7, we'll be looking at no rain in the bay area for next week, even into next weekend from the looks of things. today, we can expect those warm temperatures in the mid-60s range. maybe upper 60 or two. gradually warming up here through the week. we should be back into the 70s and 80s for the interior by midweek. back at the peninsula, low 60s, upper 50s on the coast, which means, of course, that a few showers will move into the highcountry here for today. snow level's down to about 6500 feet in the mountains, so they continue to pick up some snow
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there. i think boreal will open this weekend up around tahoe, with temperatures in the bay area expecting to warm throughout week, as conditions remain partly cloudy into, if not through next weekend. so that's a fair weather forecast, if i've ever seen one, as the showers wind down through the day today. >> that is wonderful. no umbrellas needed for all the little supermen and whatnot out there. >> no ruining the gear. >> thank you, jim. busy day in sports on tap, for sure. in college football, cal and stanford are on the road. we'll fill you in on the schedule for all the big local teams. and more on the giants' world serious run. we can't get enough talk about that. we'll be talking live with somebody traveling with the team. she'll tell us about ,,,,,,,,,,,
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david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. endorsed for his "independence" by the contra costa times, stockton record, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message. taking a look at local sports today, cal and stanford
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are on the road. cal is playing oregon at 12:30. stanford faces washington at 4:00. the sacramento kings take on the cleveland cavaliers at 4:30. in hockey, sharks are facing off with the ducks at 7:30. the san jose earthquakes play the red bulls, also at 7:30. and of course today is game 3 of the world series. our giants are waking up in arlington, texas this morning. joining us on the phone right now, stacy slaughter, the senior vice president of communications for the team. good morning, stacy. >> hello there, good afternoon from texas. >> yes, how are things going over there? >> they are going really, really well so far. it's a beautiful day here, and everyone's just starting to kind of get moving and get out to the ball park soon so that we can play game 3. >> obviously the team did very well during the first home series game. how do you think playing in ranger territory's going to affect them? what do the guys do on the morning of the big game? >> well, you know, we kept our
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same travel routine we had during the divisional series and during the league championship series, so we flew out here yesterday, got here in the afternoon. players had a light workout in the afternoon and then came back to the hotel, relaxed, spent some time with their families. and a lot of the folks are just spending some time with their families this morning before they head out to the ball park. it's a very relaxed group of players. i think everyone feels really loose, feels good about the position we're in and we'll see how it goes. we know we're up against a tough opponent and everyone's going to do the best they can. >> that's right. how do you think being outnumbered in the stands are going to affect their psyche? obviously going to be a lot of rangers fans. could be a lot of booing, lot of cheering for the opposite side. around here, they had such arousing crowd. >> well, i don't think anybody compares to what we as an organization, our team went through in philadelphia. so i think they are very prepared to come into a ball park with, you know, 45, 48,000
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screaming rangers fans. compared to coming back from philly and winning game 6 in philadelphia with probably some of the most rabid fans in all of baseball. i think they are very prepared. we have a large, large traveling party with us. we had about 300 people arrive with our team yesterday. we have another 400 folks arriving this morning. so there will be a lot of giants fansen mass as well. >> obviously great to wrap up this series in four games, but there's something to be said about being the game back to the bay area one more time. what do you think about that? >> we'll take it any way we can. i mean, obviously, the team is playing well. we know we have a very tough opponent. we're coming to their home territory and so we'll do whatever we can. this team is working on all cylinders right now, they are very loose, very comfortable, relaxed. and whatever happens, happens. >> stacy slaughter, traveling with the giants, send them our love and luck.
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we appreciate you joining us. >> will do. thanks to all the giants fans out there. it's been a phenomenal week. >> thanks for that. days after a deadly tsunami, there are signs of life in indonesia. next, the rescue of a 70-year- old man trapped in the destruction, after hundreds have been killed. and they had one of the top hits of the '80s and one of the most iconic music videos to match. now the band ah-ha is calling it a career. se,,,,,,
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indonesian rescue workers have found 1135 people, including a 70-year-old man five days after a devastating tsunami hit. the number of missing was
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almost halved from 298 to 163 following the discovery. the tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake, killing more than 400 people. officials say there are not enough boats to deliver food and water, but in this case, at least a rescue has been made. well, apparently the band ah-ha has given its last concert. n]♪ >> the norwegian trio is splitting up for good. they recorded their first hit a century ago. many concert goers say they have been fans from the beginning. fans were both cheering and crying. ah-ha had its first success in the '80s, silent in the '90s and re-emerged in 2000. >> would have been nice to see how old they are, but they had
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the glasses o. how old they are, but they had the glasses o. thanks for joining us ,,,, you know it's bad when the press asks if you'd take a lie detector test. meg whitman didn't tell the truth about not voting or about how long she lived in california. she got caught in insider deals at goldman sachs. she changed her story about physically abusing an employee. she campaigned as tough as nails on immigration knowing her housekeeper of 9 years was undocumented. her tv ads have been condemned as false and misleading. and even her hometown newspaper said meg whitman has


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