tv CBS 5 Eyewitness News at Noon CBS December 13, 2010 12:00pm-12:30pm PST
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an 8-year-old girl sexually assaulted in a walmart store in the east bay. the man accused of the act behind bars, thanks to some quick-thinking customers. anne makovec in san leandro to explain, the second time in two weeks that strangers have stepped in to stop an alleged attacker. ann? >> reporter: we were just talking about a sexual assault that happened in union city a couple of weeks ago, where a 2- year-old girl was assaulted. right in the middle of the store. and it happened on friday night here at the walmart. the victim was an 8-year-old girl. and i'm on davis road in san leandro. here is what happened. >> this whole incident took a matter of seconds. not minutes. not hours. it was seconds. the best thing that i can say is when you're taking your children to the store, keep them close to you. >> reporter: it was 7:00 on friday evening, an 8-year-old girl was shopping in walmart's toy section with her mom when she walked away to find her
brother and seconds later police say she was assaulted by this man, carlyle veozone. >> the suspect approached our victim, came up from behind her and kind of grabbed her and put his hans down her pants. >> he says he put the girl down and ran back to her mother crying and told her what happened. >> the mother told security. >> our suspect took off a hat and jacket that he was wearing, and to kind of disguise himself. >> reporter: but the little girl recognized him in the garden aisle and the mother yelled out that that man had touched her daughter. 18-year-old malcolm mason snapped into action. i spoke with him on the phone. >> then i was like man, i ain't about to let this dude get out of this store. i couldn't let him go. that's it. >> mason chased him down. >> he tried to get up. but i yelled to him to get back down. after i yelled him back down, another guy came over and he was like you are touching little girls, you ain't going
nowhere. >> reporter: and he didn't, until police arrived to make their arrest and today, they're thankful for the good samaritans' help. >> what he did was outstanding. and as a parent, i would hope that most folks would react in that way. >> reporter: now, this man was not a registered sex offender. but the investigation continues. police are looking into whether or not this may have happened before. and he is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow afternoon. now, coming up at 5:00, we will hear from the other good samaritan. so stay tuned for that. police definitely applauding both of these men's work. allen? >> anne makovec in san leandro, thanks. in other news, a 14-year- old is in custody accused of repeatedly stabbing a 13-year- old girl and her 18-month-old brother. vacaville police say the suspect broke into the home early yesterday morning while the victims were sleeping, and the suspect is accused of sexually assaulting the girl and then stabbing both siblings.
the girl somehow escaped and ran to a neighbor's house for help. >> the suspect is known to the victim. the victim's family. he is apparently an associate to the 13-year-old victim's older brother. he is 14 years of age. and again, he has been taken into custody. >> now, the brother and sister are expected to survive. they were home alone in the middle of the night at the time of the attack and police are going to look into that as well. detectives were virginia learning more now about a 12- year-old girl's time in san francisco as an alleged kidnapped victim. investigators met with brittany smith and 32-year-old jeffrey scott easley for the first time yesterday. they were last seen on a surveillance camera in virginia. then, a week later, last friday, a shopper at a safeway near ocean beach recognized the two from television, and called police. the two had been living in a makeshift encampment. the abducted shasta girl found over the weekend in san francisco has reportedly been
reunited with her family. after a month missing, 15-year- old jean marie burlinghoff was spotted by her cousin just by chance in the mission district. the girl was with her uncle charles, who is under arrest. it could become a very expensive case of two can play that game, between san francisco and cities on the peninsula. mark sayer on san francisco's idea of charging drivers electronically to get in and out and the latest round of one upmanship. >> reporter: thousands of cars cross the border between san francisco and san mateo county every day. under san francisco's proposed plan, drivers would pay $3 in each direction, up to a maximum of $6 per day, but san mateo county leaders are crying foul. and at least one daly city councilman says he will work to charge san francisco residents who come south. >> i would propose a $12 tax, $6 coming in for san francisco residents, and $6 coming back.
and i know it is a tit for tat and petty and silly but we need to take some sort of action. >> the association of government has sent this letter to san francisco supervisors, asking them to drop the plan. councilman kinepa says he hopes the counter-tax proposal will help get san francisco's attention. >> let's be clear. it is a retaliatory action that we are going to take. what i want them to do is not to do any toll or tax whatsoever. >> reporter: drivers who make the trip on a daily basis across san francisco's southern border have the most to lose. and they're none too happy about it. >> i don't think that is right. at all. especially with the parking problems that they have, and now charging extra to be in and out of the city, i think that is crazy. >> i don't think it is right. everybody has to go to where they have to go to make a living. it is not right to charge them extra for getting there. >> reporter: san francisco supervisors will take up the congestion pricing plan tomorrow. but any new tax on either side
of the county line would also require approval of the state legislature. in daly city, mark sayer, cbs 5. other bay area headlines, uc berkeley students are furious over hefty tickets for biking violations. coasting through the campus dismount zone or locking a bike to a railing instead of a rack costs $220. that is the same as a speeding ticket. adding to student anger is tuition hikes. they set up a facebook page called "bike busters." and today, a budget committee will try to salvage san francisco's bid to host the 2013 america's cup yachting race. the city has a deadline of this friday to come up with an acceptable proposal. race organizers are upset about changes that san francisco made to its original proposal concerning location, financing, and development rights. mayor newsom says he remains optimistic. also from san francisco, there is a move to close golden gate park at night. the goal? to cut down on growing violence
and vandalism. in just the past several months there have been stabbings, a dog attack, and damage to trees, roses, and grass. mayor newsom will release details of that plan to close the park tomorrow. trapped in a car and the snow for 12 hours. a day after heavy snow collapsed an nfl stadium roof roof, the desperate race against time in the bitter cold midwest. i will have a stock of incandescent light bulbs. >> not the brightest bulb? the phase-out that is changing the way many brighten their homes. and boy, where is the sunshine? plenty of clouds out there today. we're live at the san francisco bay area food bank where we have the coast guard air station in san francisco, and they're volunteering today. coming up, we have a big tech presentation, $25,000 going to the food bank. coming up in a few moments. and we will take a look at the forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
already, the metrodome's roof has collapsed, major highways are closed and more than 1600 flights have been canceled. and then today, rescue crews trying to reach drivers who have been stuck in their cars for more than 12 hours because of the brutal midwest snowstorm. manuel gallegus shows us winter's chaos. >> reporter: it feels like minus 24 degrees for people digging out in minneapolis. the arctic blast comes on the heels of a monster storm that dumped almost two feet of snow in parts of minnesota and wisconsin. all of this snow driven by 50 mile-an-hour winds, made driving treacherous. forcing hundreds of vehicles off the road. in northwest indiana, police are searching for motorists trapped in their cars.
at least six weather-related deaths have been reported. airports across the midwest are trying to get back on track after a weekend of misery. minneapolis closed its airport for the first time in 19 years. and at chicago's o'hare, more than 1,000 flights were canceled. >> i might not get out of here until tuesday. >> reporter: in the pacific northwest, mud slides from record rainfall sent this house sliding down a hill. three people had to be rescued including a 94-year-old woman. >> she was hysterical. they weren't sure what was going on. >> reporter: more rain is in the forecast for seattle today. and more snow is expected in michigan, indiana, and points east. but football fans won't care. they will be watching tonight's game between the new york giants and the minnesota vikings indoors in detroit. the giants headed to michigan after their flight was diverted to kansas city. sunday's game was postponed and moved to detroit after the metrodome roof in minneapolis caved in from the weight of snow. it was the fifth biggest snowfall in the twin cities
history. manuel gallegus, cbs news. >> aren't you glad you're here? today is considered the first big test for a compromise aimed at avoiding higher income taxes in the new year. the u.s. senate plans a procedural vote on that deal. and reached between the obama administration and top republican lawmakers. the package would continue the bush era tax cuts for all americans. and that includes even the wealthiest, and something republicans insisted on, but is opposed by the president's fellow democrats. the deal would also extend jobless benefits for the long term unemployed and put in place a one year cut in social security taxes. changing the way you light your life. the phase-out affects how most people brighten their homes. and we do have some sunshine today's forecast, i know you're wondering when. i will let you know in a few moments and we have something else, people volunteering at the san francisco food bank and this is the coast guard air station in san francisco and they're getting to work here, and putting together all of
those boxes. and we have a big check presentation coming up for the food bank, $25,000. coming up. and a look at the forecast in a few moments. [ female announcer ] safeway talks holiday favorites. i think there are eggnog people and non-eggnog people. and which are you? i'm a fish. on a tree. [ female announcer ] if it tastes like the holidays, we've got it. safeway. ingredients for life.
were given the super sugary cereals and dozens of others low sugar cereals, and both could add sugar and fruits like this. but the study found that kids who ate the low sugar cereals added more sugar but then added more fruit, too, and overall consumed half as much refined sugar as the other group. interesting. >> tracy kind of gets the best of both worlds where show was. they were sorting carrots, very healthy and have you money coming to the food bank and sunshine. >> yes. i got money coming and i'm trying to squeeze out some sunshine and the money i got covered for today, but the sunshine, that's going to take a while. and a live look outside, and we have morning and afternoon and we have plenty of clouds. and nothing but clouds across the bay area. and those clouds are going to be menacing throughout the day and eventually clear and give us a little sunshine sand later on inned -- and that is later on in the afternoon. the seven-day forecast, what can you expect, the highs in the upper 50s along the coast and the lower 60s along the bay and the coast and a mix of sun and clouds, and rainfall back in the bay area, earliest tomorrow, grab the umbrella and that's going to be tuesday and
wednesday, sunshine, slightly more clouds in the forecast thursday, and then friday and saturday and sunday, it could be a wet weekend. i know you still got gifts and presents to buy but it could be a wet weekend. we will have to keep abreast of that. coming up now, we have a big check presentation. i have jerry cannelli and paul ash. jerry, you are with a group here, riverbed technology and you have a huge check behind us here. tell us about this $25,000. >> well, riverbed, the san francisco headquartered global technology company, and we have been a sponsor of the san francisco food bank for the last three years, and since it is a christmas season, we like to come down and give it a little extra boost and i came down to see paul do give a little extra hand and we basically support all year round and not just cash from the company but we focus on getting the employees involved with the food bank and we have regular groups of riverbed employees come down and pack food for distribution and help out really all year round. >> is it hard to raise the $25,000 am what do you have to do to get the employees to donate or contribute?
>> well, actually, this little check is from the company. but we really like to have our employees get involved personally. and so we really do this as a lead-in to them, for them to make personal contributions from their own pockets, and not only for the food bank but other worthy charities of this type. and we try to organize -- we have a lot of sort of young highly-educated, well-paid, but very busy employees, who would love to be involved in this kind of thing, and what the company does is try to guide them toward worthy endeavors like the san francisco food bank, and it works very well. >> i have to get him to stop. he will take up all of your time. so you got $25,000. and where is it going and how important is it to you this time of the year? >> in this means a lot to us. for every dollar we raise, we can have $6 worth of food and do the math and you can see a lot of families in san francisco and marin county will have more food on their table. and it is a tough time of the year so it is very, very welcome. >> great. you know what, congratulations to the food bank. $25,000. and so isn't it wonderful, and that's a quick look at what is
going on here at the food bank. and that's what is going on. back to you inside to you guys. >> and that will add a lot of sunshine to the food bank. a big thanks to riverbed technology. big, big supporters of the san francisco food bank. tracy, thank you very much. >> see ya. pretty much we all still have them, they're about to be extinct or become extinct, the incandescent light bulb. on the consumer watch, julie watts is looking at the government and regulating the way you light up your life. >> reporter: in a few years you may not be able to buy the edison light bulb incandescent bulb invention and there is a new bulb and some people are stockpiling. >> you're looking at the dinosaur. not the guy. the light bulb. soon to be extinct. and john kaufman is not happy about it. >> i will have a stock of incandescent light bulbs. >> john is stocking up because of a little known federal law. it raises the efficiency standards for light bulbs. and the old energy inefficient
incandescent won't pass. >> we have an oldie but a goody here. >> reporter: here is what to expect. at the beginning of 2012, 100- watt incandescents will phase out and the next year 75-watts and 2014 say goodbye to the 40- watt bulb. john is not crazy about having to switch bulbs but he really hates that the government is telling him how to light up his life. >> i have looked at the constitution and i can't see that they have any authority to tell us what kind of light bulbs to use. >> like many, he is not happy with the current alternative, cfl's and because if you break them, you have mercury to clean up. lucky for john, the future looks bright thanks to sylvania's research facility in massachusetts and here the future is l.e.d., recently introduced for home use. >> it is 80% more efficient and last 25 times longer. >> and no merckry. they're instant on. dimmable. and they're expensive. about $20. and though prices are dropping.
>> and the same light bulb was once $40 and in order to light the lamp, you will probably save $130 over time. >> and as for john, he has a couple of cfl's and trying out an l.e.d., but he is still particular stocking up on the old incandescents. and as for the bulb's inventor, thomas edison, i guess we can say it has been a good ride. the halogen bulbs are an alternative on the market and they're not as efficient as cfl's and they are expensive too. go to cbs5.com for more information. click on the logo. and then consumer watch. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,, 3q
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we've all heard the warnings to , tede's tip of the day is one of my favorite grapes for holidays, imported from italy. a couple of seeds but big deal. the flavor is out of this world. let's talk about selection and stofrpblg. when -- storage. when you buy them, the darker on the color on the outside, the sweeter on the inside. that is so important. these are the two green ones. the top ones, that's where the sugar is coming out. and when you bring them home, store them in the refrigerator. so important. but i like to enjoy these grapes at room temperature. loaded with flavor. and by the way, did you know the muscat grapes are the number one consumed grape
throughout all of europe? not the seedless grapes like the u.s. but the muscat grape and when they come in for a few weeks every year from italy, i'm a happy camper. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. okay, let's go back to naples. hmm. >> there he goes. coming up tonight at 5:00, we have all heard the warnings to watch our cholesterol. and now, an added medical benefit has been found. how watching what you eat may also keep you mentally sharp as you get older. that story and more coming up at 5:00 tonight. >> well, they look relaxed and poised, don't they? >> not to mention happy and in love. >> in one of prince william and kate middleton's engagement photos, the couple is in the state room together in the state palace and another picture, i like this one, a lot more casual, they're in jeans and casual tops, smiling in each other's arms, true love. and it turns out the royal couple is not totally perfect and insiders say the photographer did a little bit of air brushing but only a little. >> the ring is perfect though.
>> perfect. ♪ had the wife, had the kids. >> and a local crime that went viral on line and the youtube most watched video of the year. 24-year-old alabama student antoine johnson gave an angry tv interview about the rape of his sister and it spawned this, the bed intruder song which was auto-tuned as they say. and 61 million hits for that. >> and that's it for the cbs 5 eyewitness news at noon. our next newscast is at 5:00.
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