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this stuff started to be the bizarre family that she should able to walk on the beach and probably with a walker at some point in time before she die autos dugard remains in seclusion, writing a book about her life. the garridoes back in court in mid march. >> a fire in san francisco trapped five people on top of a building this afternoon, firefighters including this toddler they carried down safely. abc 7 is live at the scene. he talked with the little boy's mother. mark? >> reporter: we're on third and in the bay view. the fire happened in that -- across the street in that green building. sky 7 was overhead as rescuers arrived. dense black smoke poured from this apartment. flames worked from a kitchen to front bedroom.
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firefighters got a ladder and one at a time rescued four residents of the apartment. one of them royal colliver. >> woke up to someone banging on the wall. the guys next door trying to wake us up she says she and her boyfriend ronal hills and a two and a half year old were in the front of the apartment. her older daughter in the kitchen. >> my daughter was up, trying to bake something. i didn't know there was a fire. >> she opened the door and black smoke billowed into the bedroom. >> i started screaming for my daughter. >> and all four got to the roof and firefighters from engine 17 were able to bring them down. shaken, otherwise, uninjured. >> and they got my babies and we're fine and okay. but now our house is-gone.
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where are we going to live now? whole house is burnt. >> and the red cross is hoping the family and neighbors tonight with a place to stay and with food. firefighters say they were able to get here quickly and a very quick response and a life saving one n the bay view abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. and police shot and wounded a suspect officers say fired at them first on oak street about 11:00 this morning. officer were not injured. it was just a block from a middle school and near aragon high school. police are holding a news conference shortly. you'll hear from them at kf 6:00. a san joaquin county man got three life sentencing z todz for his role in the torturing of a teenager. a jury convicted him of
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torture and false imprisonment. the only one of four defendants to stand trial for holding a 15-year-old kyle ramirez captive inside of a tracy home. he was found in 2008 after shackled burned and beaten this, is surveillance video of him asking for help. waiters will be eligible for parole in 19 years. >> hundreds of rally today, protesting the governor's proposal to cut another $5 million in funding from the uc system. it's going to be the first time in california history uc students pay mer than the state is kicking in. the governor met with student representatives to discuss concerns about these cuts. >> president obama called on american governors not to villify union workers. the president's remarks at the
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meeting came in response to attempts in wisconsin ask ohio to end most collective bargaining rights. president obama talked about health care and signaled an openness for kons yegss regarding his landmark legislation. saying as long as changes were the goal of the law. >> if your state can create a plan covering as many people as affordably as affordable care act does, without increasing deficit, you can implement that plan. and we'll work with you to do it. >> and california governor jerry brown did not attend today's gathering. >> from governors to mayors, board of supervisors president announced his plans to run for mayor this morning. he made at announcement on the stepgs of city hall. analysts considered him to be one of the stronger contenders and he says woe make job creation and policing among top priorities if elected. the 40-year-old joins an already-crowded field.
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>> and a memorial in oakland for people who died in jonestown massacre 32 years ago in south america. church leaders and family of some of the victims say evergreen kem more went back on a promise saying it would create a memorial wall on a mass gravesite where 400 bodies are buried. 900 followers of the reverend jim jones died in a mass murder suicide in a commune. >> no one had built a memorial to the innocent children and that is what we're here today to make sure their memory is not tarnished. >> an evergreen spokesman says it never signed a contract with the group. the cemetery says it's working with another group to erect a memorial for victims including jim jones name with the victim autos and overseas muammar gaddafi is scoffing at calls for his resignation and told
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abc he will not step down and that his people love him. he reiterated his claims al qaeda terrorists are behind protests in his country n switzerland secretary of state hillary clinton called for gaddafi resignation implored the world to hold hoiz regime accountable. >> tomorrow, the united nations general assembly chose to accept recommendations to suspend the gaddafi governor participation here in the human rights counsel. >> they did not discuss possible military options. the u.s. moved naval and air forces close grower lib yachl the pentagon says all options are open. you can see more of the interview with muammar gaddafi on world news right after this newscast and later this evening on night line. >> new east span of the bay bridge is getting taller this
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weekend with a draw matic face lift there. is a live look of a massive steel structure being maneuvered into place. at 5:00 this morning crews started to lift the first of four huge legs making up stage four of the tower. each piece weighs a million pounds and will be transported on a barge. >> that piece going up behind me is over 100 feet long weighing almost 500 tons. this is going to take 30 hours before we can bring next one out. >> and there is a 136 feet hall tauler than the current east span. >> and 500? >> coming up... when a childhood fever is okay. pediatricians ees ease fears about that.
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>> and how this driver ended up over the freeway sound wall. >> i'm sandhya patel. hope you're enjoying sun, rain, and wind are come together bay area by tomorrow night. i'll have more on the storm coming up. >> and plus, local surgeons give a boy born you can see [ female announcer ] it's monday, some people will stick with their old way of getting vitamins and minerals. others will try total raisin bran with 100% of the daily value
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of 11 essential vitamins and minerals, and thluscious taste of plump juicy raisins ancrunchy whole grain flakes. ♪ guess it's all about what kind of crunch you like. ♪ how are you getting 100%? ♪ >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. here is what sky 7 hd spotted today. a car flipped over the sound wall landing in the backyard of a hem. chp officers say the driver hit a paved ditch on the side of the road. her car flipped over. the driver was taken to the hospital with a broken leg, she's okay. >> and consumer reports announced a list of the best all-warn car makers.
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honda had the best over all score followed by subaru and toyota. chrysler had the worst ranking with 43 points followed by mercedes-benz and bmw. the ratings based on road tests and predicted reliability score autos a new target store opened this sunday on oakland-emeryville border. it comes when leaders of the cities say jobs are needed more than ever before. technically it's located in oakland but the emeryville border is just feet awaichl the tax revenue is expected to be hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. the store will employ 300 workers. >> and if people were buy 25% more prof ducts in oakland that would maybe wipe out $10 million of my deficit. >> 4,000 people apply forward jobs. target says there are a
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handful of the slots open. a report finds pregnant women who spoke smoke in their first trimester have a greater chance of having congenital heart defects. finding a link between tobacco exposure, doctors believe eliminating smoking early in pregnancy could prevent hundreds of cases of heart defects, pediatricians believe parents should not panic because they're child has a slight fever. guide lines point out a fever of 100 degrees often helps fight infections and shows mild fevers are not harmful and natural defenses are working properly. babies under three months should go to the doctor if they have a fever. >> and a procedure pioneered by a bay area doctor and a los angeles plastic surgeon changed the life of a young boy in mexico born without
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ears or ear canals but he has them now. and. >> the generosity of the doctors and two foundations made it possible. days after his 13 birthday he received a second ear. and his doctors came up with a way to fix each with just one procedure. >> digeo? >> what? >> hi. how sflu. >> just two weeks before this appointment he had a second round of surgery. doctors replicated work over the summer to correct a condition. he was born without ears, ear canals or ear drums though his inner ear and middle ear bones are normal n june he underwent a surgery. >> there is skin transplanted into the boney channel and ear
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drum is turning that into a normal drum. >> result was right here were wetter -- better than expected. >> just happy as can be at the hearing he got. it's come into the normal range. >> he now removes packing from his ear... >> can you hear this sound? >> and okay. >> and the animal and drum are functioning well. >> and those structures started to vibrate. >> what is the best part about having two ears now? >> best part is just hearing the world. >> he's hear sog well the world now seems too loud. but new sounds aren't hurting his concentration. he won two medals in mexico between first and second surgeries. his family is adjusting. >> at home he spoke softly and told us to lower our voices.
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and we said what? now we're the deaf ones? >> he now heads home to mexico. he knows he's receive aid priceless gift. >> i'd like to contribute somehow like the doctor dz for me. >> a gift he'll pay forward in years still to come. >> okay. good to go, you're welcome. >> and the the small wonders foundation took care of the surgical costs. his mom says she works hard but never could have afforded to pay for these operation autos what a gift. thank you very much. >> and actor charlie sheen is telling his side of the story including accusations of domestic violence, and drug use. in his first interview since cbs pulled a plug on his sitcom abc asked sheen if he's been taking drugs? >> i am on a drug. it's called charlie sheen. it's not available if you try
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it once you'll die. your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body. too much. it's just, again, i woke up and decided you know? i've been kicked around and criticized and like the aw, chucks guy with this bitching life i'm just going embrace it, wrap both arms around it and love it violently. >> and as you can see, sheen did not hold back during the interview. you can see more tomorrow morning on a special edition of 2020. >> and now there is more bay area snow pictures to share with you. take a look at what fell in la honda. goodness. this video shot at 8:00 a.m. saturday and take a look at this crowded scene now. at the top of mount hamilton yesterday, the road to the observatory was open. thank you for the pictures. keep them coming. >> we've seen mazing things
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around the bay area. and there is really nice for a change of pace. beautiful weather today, temperatures into low 50s to low 06s, i hope you get a chance to enjoy today there is rain coming back. here is the beautiful shot. you can see back towards san francisco, plenty of sunshine out there. just high clouds going through some mid level clouds but nothing to worry about just yet. that is a live picture now from sutro camera. there is temperatures comfortable, numbers into 50s at this hour, partly cloudy skies tomorrow. turning wet, windy tuesday night, then showers continuing
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throughout thursday morning. this afternoon if you're in north bay you probably noticed a bit of cloud cover. and there is a cloudy skies and another nice-looking day tomorrow, we're going to start to notice changes coming by tomorrow night. this system here notice this is a milder storm holding quite a bit of moisture that is bringing us off the pacific. and there is wind starting to pick up out of the south. will be gusting to 40 miles per hour. and then, rain arrives for around 8:00 or 9:00 into the north bay and along the coast. and rain becomes heavy at times around 1:00 in the morning. and your morning commute for wednesday looking sloppy. rain
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makes scattered showers wednesday and showers lingering into thursday morning. rainfall totals up to three inches. up too two and a half inches and peninsula, east bay four tenths to eight tenths of an inch. and this is going to mean snow into the sierra nevada. one to two feet above 7,000 foot elevation. tonight not quite as cold. nid mid 30s to mid-40s, tomorrow afternoon, partly cloudy skies, low 60s, 62 in campbell. and on the peninsula, 61 in menlo park. coastal areas mid to upper 50s, downtown san francisco is upper 50s range here, low 60s for santa rosa and nappa.
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oakland head inland. beautiful. 61 in concord about where you should be and 60 degrees in santa cruz. here is the accu-weather forecast. tuesday night rain turning into showers through thursday morning. notice temperatures are mild. 50s and 60s and there is more rain saturday afternoon throughout monday. >> okay. >> don't put rain gear away just yet. >> thanks sandhya very much. >> still ahead south bay city about to start collecting taxes on something it considers illegal. >> that is coming up. then at 6:00 michael finney looks at latest reviews on electric cars. electric cars. why the weather
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encouraging reports from researchers at the university of pens in philadelphia are using genetic engineering to develop hiv resis stent blood cells deleting a gene that allows the virus to infect blood cells. the idea is the man appearing to be cured of aids of receiving a blood cell transplant p a donor with natural immunity. doctors are hoping patients no longer need to take medication. >> starting tomorrow, city of san jose will start taxing a business kit considers illegal. 100 or so medical mariana businesses swril to fork over a 7% tax on gross receipts. voter as proved measure u allowing a tax of up to so%. many say the problem is that
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there aren't regulation that's allow them to operate in the city officially. >> so what they're saying is that you're drug dealers and have to give us a cut. it's bizarre. >> it will not fix our pension problem. but it may keep a library open or keep city staff employed. >> the city council is still months from adopting regulations for dispenserys and and individual cities are create my oasis.
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marcy: ok, romantic garden? bree: oh, is there a castle nearby? marcy: no, but there's a charming farmhouse. bree: right next to my posh castle! i'm sensing a theme here. well, i am the queen, dear sister.
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new tonight at 6:00 parents in one city make a push for a charter school. why they want one badly. why officials aren't sure this is a good idea. >> and the court just for veterans, why they're treating here than other suspected
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criminals and explosion of tablet computers. what is new from apple and what other companies are about to offer coming up at 6:00. >> and carolyn, thank you. >> that is going to do it for us. world news is coming up next. i'm cheryl jennings from thanks for watching. we always appreciate your time. >> bye-bye. tonight on "world news," moammar gadhafi speaking out, a u.s. exclusive with our christiane amanpour. the libyan leade


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