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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. at this hour, demonstrations are t every single one and good afternoon, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara.
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at this hour, demonstrations taking place at every, single one of the cal state university campuses. >> frustrated students and staff are united in their battle cry to challenge cuts to college education. kiet do shows us the day of protest, joins us now live down in san jose. kiet. >> reporter: good afternoon. the protest is just getting under way here at san jose state university. they are expecting about 500 people or so and in looks like they will reach that -- it looks like they will reach that number. they have signs and t-shirts. they are getting ready to make a lot of noise here shortly. it's historic because it's the first time everyone, students, faculty and staff have come together for a common cause. today is a day of class action involving 23 campuses around california. the california faculty association says in recent years tuition is tripled, 3,000 faculty have been laid off and class sizes have gone up. california faces a $27 billion budget deficit but the union
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says the state's education union is bearing more than its fair share of the pain. >> we are basically pricing more middle class people out of an education undermining the ability of the state to engage in economic recovery. >> reporter: and the cfa has a list of demands. they want to fair contracts, no more job losses, support laws for more transparency in the system, cut management bloat and stop fee hikes. governor brown said more cuts are inevitable if there is no more revenue. the governor is deeply concerned about the needs of students and faculty but california needs tax extensions to stop deeper cuts for education. looks like they are getting ready to start. they plan to march at 12:30 down a couple of blocks to the state offices and do their thing at the state legislature that's just a couple of blocks away and then come back here in an hour and wrap it up.
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so a huge day for protests all over the state, all 23 campuses of the csu system. back to you. >> thank you, kiet do. california teachers union is getting threats for supporting a convicted cop killer. mumia abu-jamal was convicted of murdering a philadelphia police officer in 1982. over the years his supporters rallied for his freedom saying he didn't get a fair trial. last month the california federation of teachers passed a resolution calling him a civil rights hero. >> one of the things that i have been getting in my email and voicemails has been, why is the teacher union a cop killer lover? so clearly that's part of the right wing talking points. >> the teachers union feels it's being criticized now for its position as part of a conservative effort to drive a wedge between teachers and police. a northern california man suspected of being a serial killer is set to be arraigned in a marin county courtroom in
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an hour and a half. 77-year-old joseph naso is accused of killing four women between 1977 and 1994 in marin, contra costa and yuba counties. investigators are now looking into other cold cases nationwide to see if they might be connected to naso. all of the victims in northern california had the same first and last initials as did three other possible victims, girls who were killed when naso lived up in state new york. still no verdict in the federal perjury trial of home run champion barry bonds. the jury has resumed deliberations for the fourth day. anne makovec is outside the courtroom with what the eight women and the four-man jury may be talking about behind closed doors. they're certainly taking their time. >> reporter: that's right. that's causing a lot of speculation here at the federal courthouse, frank. barry bonds is inside of there right now and as of a couple of minutes ago the jury had not broken for lunch, which is a little later than usual. so we're waiting to see exactly what they are going to do as
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far as moving into the afternoon period of the deliberations. there is a look at barry bonds arriving in court this morning as the jury deliberates for its fourth day in the perjury trial. arrived a little later than normal, about 10:30 this morning. he is facing three counts of lying to a grand jury one count of obstruction of justice after testifying before a grand jury investigating balco in 2003. the trial was three weeks and deliberations are take longer than expected by some. >> it means they are going over the evidence or they are fighting amongst themselves. >> in some cases where it's a hung jury they will come out and say we can't get it together. we haven't heard that. sometimes that happens right away. other times it takes a lot longer. one of the things is when you get a group of 12 people, they all hear things a little differently. they all see things a little differently. >> reporter: and, of course, bonds is facing some possible serious punishments about up to
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10 years for each of these charges. and, of course, we are going to be here on scene waiting for when this verdict comes in. it's all going to happen quickly. all the main players in the case are supposed to be near the courthouse because they need to arrive 15 minutes after they get the heads up that the jury has come to some sort of decision. they are legally required to arrive within 15 minutes. that's why bonds does spend a lot of time here in the federal courthouse. everyone, hurry up and wait. >> one would think the longer think wait would be favoring the prosecution. we'll find out. >> reporter: there is so much speculation. i mean, that is the mood around this courthouse. with barry bonds showing up late and the jurors staying late past their normal lunchtime it's just a little thing causes a buzz of speculation. >> we have been doing the same here in the newsroom. we'll find out. you'll find ou first, anne makovec live in san francisco. hundreds of people paying their respects to a prominent
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restaurant owner killed last week. dancers and musician led the funeral procession for jesus campos as it went to saint elizabeth's church. he was shot near his mexican restaurant early friday morning in a robbery attempt. mourners who attend the funeral say the restaurant owner will be missed. >> he helped a lot of people. he reached out. and if people reached out to him, he would help them. he was just a loving person and caring. >> there have been no arrests in the crime. a terrible tragedy. a young mother drives a minivan with her children into a river. how one of the children escaped. a 6-year-old frisked at the airport. why the tsa is defending this controversial patdown of this little girl. showers throughout the bay area this morning, now a break. we have a sun break in this live shot from mount vaca. still seeing cloudy conditions
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out there though. still seeing cool temperatures. when we come back, i'll tell you when to expect the rain to stop. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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ling herself and a horrible tragedy in new york. a young mother drove her minivan into the hudson river killing herself and three of her children inside. divers found the minivan submerged in about 10 feet of murky water. police say 25-year-old lashandra armstrong got into a domestic dispute just minutes before she loaded up her four children into the family van drove it off a boat ramp and into the water last night. her 10-year-old son managed to climb out of the window. officials say he probably had less than two minutes to get out. >> he was obviously very shaken up, having a difficult time trying to explain what
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happened. he was soaking wet. >> by the time the firefighters and the police pulled the van out of the water, everyone inside was dead. armstrong, her two other sons ages 5 and 2, and an 11-month- old girl. autopsies are scheduled for today. a garden hose could not stop flames from destroying an east bay home with no smoke detector and no phone. that fire breaking out on madison street in bay point just before 2:00 this morning. the home owner and boyfriend got out say. the man went downstairs to get ice cream but when went back up he smelled smoke. >> i grabbed the hose and i just started squirting it up through the ai vent. we don't have a telephone, couldn't dial 911. >> the fire started in the at particular. the fire caused about -- the fire started in the attic. it caused about $100,000 in damage. a father under arrest suspected of drunk driving. his wife and toddler in the hospital. their car ran off highway 1
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last night and went over a cliff near bodega bay dropping about 100 feet to the beach. the 3-year-old and his mother were taken to the hospital. no word on their condition. and this santa cruz county cat recovering after coming home with an arrow in his head. max's owners tell the sentinel that arrow pierced two to three inches but didn't crack the cat's skill. vets pulled it out. it's not clear if this was an accident. if it was intentional, though, authorities could seek animal cruelty charges. >> cat is doing okay, by the way. coming up, a guilty pleasure that's worse than you think. >> wait until you see how much damage a candy jar can do to your diet. [ laughter ] and reminder if you have a it consumer problem or question, call our hotline, 1- 888-5-helps-u. volunteers are there right now. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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trillion dollar debt. his proposals are already getting a president obama with a plan to reduce the nation's $14 trillion debt. his proposal already getting a thumbs down from republicans on capitol hill. and as danielle nottingham reports, some of those proposals upset some democrats, as well. >> reporter: president obama summoned leaders from both parties to the oval office this morning for a preview of the spending plan he outlined later in the day to slash $4 trillion from the deficit over the next 12 years. >> we have to live within our
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means. we have to reduce our deficit. and we have to get back on a path that will allow to us pay down our debt. >> reporter: the president's proposal calls for cuts in some military spending, savings in medicare and medicaid, and tax increases for people in the upper income brackets. republicans can't support tax hikes. >> we can't tax the people we expect to reinvest in our economy and create jobs. washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. >> reporter: in his speech this afternoon, the president acknowledged the differences between the parties. he is calling on both sides to take part in negotiations led by the vice president starting next month. the president stepped into the debate after republicans made their own proposal. the gop version overhalls medicare and medicaid and reduces taxes on wealthy americans and corporations. this debate comes as congress gets ready for another spending showdown. lawmakers will soon vote on a
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bill that raises the federal debt limit. republicans say they won't do it unless it also includes more big spending cuts. but if lawmakers end up gridlocked on the debt limit, the government could default on its loans, a problem that could cause even more economic chaos. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. it happened again, another air traffic controller is in trouble after falling asleep on the job forcing a plane to land on its own in nevada. the air ambulance flight did not get any response from the lone air controller at the reno- tahoe international airport before it touched down safely around 2 a.m. the faa is investigating. have you seen it? video of the 6-year-old girl getting an airport patdown that's gone viral. >> it has. now the parents are demanding the tsa change how it screens children. the kentucky couple was going through security at the new orleans airport when their daughter anna was selected for a patdown. the screener talks the child through it letting her know where she will be touching next. but civil rights groups
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question whether the patdown was really necessary. >> a 6-year-old child shouldn't be subjected to this kind of treatment in the first place if there is no reason to suspect her or her parents of being criminals. >> that took all of what, 20 seconds to get done? you know, suck it up. it's a part of travel right now. >> tsa says children have been used to carry explosives in the past. and they are subject to the same restrictions as adults in order to ensure safety aboard the flights. time now to take a look at what's happening with our forecast. a little bit of everything. i saw a little sunshine. clouds and then we saw rain. kristy seifkin to tell us what more we can expect. >> it is quite a mix right now. >> nice color. >> blue, popular color! [ laughter ] >> we are getting a little blue outside, a little sun break. we had some showers earlier. but actually, seeing some sun in some parts of the bay area now. here's a shot right now where you can see partly cloudy skies. but we're actually going to continue to see showers throughout the bay area for the rest of the day before we are
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totally in the clear. let's go ahead and take a look at our hi-def doppler. we can see where some of those showers are sitting. right now you can see we still have cells up in santa rosa although most of that system has moved down to the southeast. so seeing some scattered showers down into livermore. also down into san jose. and as we take a look a little closer in let's see here, yup, down in redwood city, seeing some showers as well, milpitas, but that should clear out in the next couple of hours so that your commute as you make wear home should be dry. north bay not getting too many showers right now. go ahead and let's look at the conditions this afternoon as you make your way outside. still seeing that chance of showers and temperatures that are cooler than what we saw yesterday. so we're actually running high 50s to low 60s and we actually were sitting warmer yesterday. taking a look at conditions as you make your way down into the evening, i'm going to clear out for the most part. partly cloudy conditions, we are going to be running mid-30s to the mid-40s and we should see breezes, as well. the good news is between going to start to warm up as we make our way into the rest of the week. but in the meantime, we are seeing the back side of that
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cold front move through, showers decreasing by tonight so you can put that umbrella today at least for the meantime. here's a look at your highs for today. neighborhood by neighborhood, running into the high 50s to those low 60s. we actually saw some mid-60s yesterday so noticeably cooler. we make our way over to the east bay, cool readings there, as well. berkeley topping out at 59 today. same story for danville and for san ramon. dublin tops out at 60 today. same for livermore. up into the north bay where we saw some showers earlier, we're seeing cool temperatures at the coast. 57 for stinson beach, 57 for san francisco and 57 for sausalito so dry weather back into the forecast soon and actually we may some low 70s in the forecast this weekend. so you guys looking forward to some sunshine? we will eventually get it. >> all right. kristy, thanks very much. well, they can be hard to resist, you know, all that little candy in a dish somebody puts on dish. >> especially for this gal right here! [ laughter ] >> hey, wait a minute! >> dr. kim shows us how it
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adds up to sweet sabotage if your opinion' on a diet. >> we're blaming you. >> can you eat just one? this little piece of chocolate is just 40 calories but if this is sitting on my desk, research shows you're not going to have just one or two. i'm bound to eat seven and that spells trouble. >> reporter: the office candy dish, sweet. >> the flavor tootsie rolls are among my favorites. >> reporter: what a great way to boost morale. >> there you go. >> it's good because people socialize. >> reporter: however... that dish is nothing but trouble. >> i try to eat healthy but every time i see a bowl like that, every time i walk by i can't resist. >> it's good because it's good but it's bad because i'll keep coming back. >> reporter: a month long study involving 40 secretaries found candy bowls boost more than mar rail. the more accessible -- boost the more and more rail. the more accessible the treats, the more empty calories are eaten. i filled our bowl full of
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sweets and put it in the middle of the cbs 5 newsroom. like bees to honey, they couldn't resist one after another. >> hard toly. can't have just one. hard to limit. >> three musketeers. tootsie roll. >> reporter: researchers found out of sight out of mind. the if the office candy dish boosts how much candy we eat, maybe it's time to bring the fruit bowl back in vogue. okay. now, back to candy. let's say we wanted to indulge with two pieces of dark chocolate, dove chocolate, it's dark chocolate, good, right? that would be 84 calories a day. if you have that extra calorie just on the workdays of the year so that would be 250 days, two weeks off for vacation, not on the weekends, that's a whopping 21,000 calories. >> how many pounds are we talking about? >> 6 pounds unless you get out there and burn off those calories or cut the calories
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somewhere else. so now the guilty pleasure you really, you know, you got think about it. >> my wife is home. i brought her home a tootsie roll. she is probably eating it now. >> put it back because it wasn't the good stuff. >> no. because i had already stolen some from the weather department. the jellybeans. so i love sugar. >> there are days we feel like it. >> everybody is blaming you now for those extra pounds. >> i heard it a lot yesterday. >> great story, kim. thank you. we'll be right back. stay right there. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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well, today's tip of the day is going to be is peaches coming in from chile. it's late in the season with them and if you don't select them and store them right when you bring them home when you open them up, they will be like cardboard, lik mush. half and half out there right now so don't compromise. let me show you how to pick out a good one. when you buy them, right here, you want to find the peaches that are nice and firm. you want them firm not soft this time of year. a nice color all the way around. and free from any shriveling at all around here. a little bit green is okay. now, when you bring them home, store them on the counter for two to three days and that's it. at this time of year, it becomes ripe and soft so they
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won't taste good. buy them carefully two or three days and that's it. in a few weeks they are going to be gone and then the summer peaches in in the united states, right now don't compromise take your time buy them so don't waste your money. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. let me see, i got wash this one first and then try it. >> peach, chocolate, peach, chocolate, mm-hm! >> no calories with a whiff. >> pass it down! [ laughter ] >> that's it for the cbs 5 news at noon. have a great afternoon. >> caption colorado, llc
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