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shows the actual person. >> police were back this morning combing through garbage bins in the neighborhood where the body parts were found also showing stills taken from a video to homeless people like michael grady. >> it was like a behind shot of him, with a hoody on with a black backpack with an emblem all of us have not seen this guy. >> yesterday, shortly after 4:00, officers responded to a call about a suspicious package in front of goodwill industries. they found a suitcase and inside, a headless torso. then a homeless man pointed to a bag. inside contained a leg. they're going to businesses and looking for security video. among them one from outside goodwill. the company executive tell us
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what was on the video. >> gentleman across the street. he seemed to be pulling something. that is it. >> the gruesome discovery horrified people that work and live here many told us they saw people acting suspiciously before the body parts were found. >> this guy had a dead stared at him and he was off in another world . >> i happened to see a homeless guy stabbing into a tree with a knife. >> so far all medical examiner will say is that they're indeed human. vic lee abc7 news. >> police are investigating another shoot out in the bay view district. offersers say two vehicles exchanged gunfire and police are still trying to track down everyone involved. this just days after a mother was killed in a cross fire between two suspected gangs in
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the bay area. >> crime stoppers is offering a $7500 reward for information about a man who sexual assaulted a child in east oakland. police say the man approached a 10-year-old boy near elmhurst park about 3:00 on tuesday. officers say the man lured boit away from the street and then assaulted him. the victim described the attacker as a thin hispanic man in his 40s with salt and pepper hair and a full beard. >> westbound lanes on the bay bridge are back open after a pickup truck caught fire on the upper deck and backed up traffic. take a look at what it looks like from our camera at 5:00. you can see the smoke billowing frup the hood of the truck all the way down the embarcadero. the chp tweeted this picture from the deck of the bay bridge. sky 7 was over the scene just a short time later.
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and no one was hurt. >> dozens of people have been displaced from a fire in the mission district tonight. abc7 news is on the scene with the latest on this. >> the fire wants to know why some of the windows did not open. in the meantime, an online web site has gone on site to help some of the families, go fund me and have connected $27,000 another business will have a fund raising event to help families beginning at 4:00 p.m
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. >> al yachlander gonzales was trapped in the building. >> a bunch of smoke just comes at me. i'm like i can't get out. >> the 13-year-old grabbed a dog and ran towards the fire escape and firefighters told him to jump. >> they told me to throw my dog, and i did. everybody just moved. and >> his father showed me where he landed. >> i don't feel like a hero. my bunny was still there. yes. i don't feel like a hero. >> residents were not allowed inside of the building. >> this is a question. what are we going to do? i don't know. >> she and her husband were
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inside of the apartments but heard no alarms. this morning the chief showed the mayor some of the damage the cause of the blaze is being investigated. she's been told there was no audible alarm and that the sprinklers apparently didn't work. >> we heard fire escapes were difficult too access. >> close to 30 businesses were damaged. some allowed to retrieve what they could. >> my family has been there about ten years. now, there is no place to work. >> city officials were there to help them. residents now realize it could have been worse. >> thank god. >> in san francisco, abc7 news. >> you see it all the time.
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the fire is no exception. abc7 news has more on the generosity being seen more quickly with the help of technology. >> that brave 13-year-old boy looked down, he noticed other people looking up. >> everybody was crowded. some people taking videos >> someone else noticed, too. >> there were a sea of screens. >> zach says he wanted to do more. >> i figured out just helping in a small way that just ballooned from there >> and that number is going up like crazy still. and people have been finding out through a news web site mission local. now they're trying to help others piece their own operation
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back together. >> we've got an e mail and a tweet from a reader. at that point we didn't know it was their office. >> now this is their office. >> i mean really our loss is huge. you think of people moving in tnt have a home to go to. it's devastating. >> that is who they're trying to help the twitter feed have become a town square of sorts. >> this woman saying i have a shower, and a bathroom, anyone that needs it, can have it. >> a local bar offered to become a donation center. >> these people lost everything. i guess i can help. >> she offered to open her home to a displaced family. the first vint tags to the family of that 13-year-old boy. >> i feel blessed i got out. thank god
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i'm here. >> you can tribute the campaign go to abc7 >> in sacramento tonight waiting and watching after a patient with possible ebola symptoms is admitted to the uc davis medical center. they've done the tests but results are not back yet so there is a lot of tension around what's happening. and this could be the first confirmed case, right? >> that is right. there have been false alarms. as a matter of fact we're not getting much new information tonight from the hospital they cancelled a press conference they put out a statement that only says this patient is in good condition. >> we're very concerned. >> bonnie castilla says she's been in contact with nurses treating a possible ebola
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patient. and so far it's it sounds like all necessary precautions are being taken. >> we know that testing has been done. i know initial testing is done and not unusual for a second confirmation test to be done as well. >> the unidentified patient showed up at the emergency room of another sacramento hospital. mercy general. but transferred to uc davis. which is one of four designated centers in california. this patient being kept in an isolation unit and nurses and doctors are wearing state of the art protective suits. quote when there is a person displaying symptoms that may be ebola who recently traveled to seera lee yoen liberia or guinea
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the emergency room at mercy general is being cleaned >> we found visitors concerned. >> scary. concerned don't know. >> uc davis has treated several patients who appeared to have the ebola like symptoms but tests came back negative. in sacramento abc7 news >> cal trains are running after a southbound train hit and killed a person this afternoon. sky 7 hd was just over the scene. there is no word on why the person was on the track. passengers should expect major delays this evening. >> drivers along a busy road where a jogger was killed are getting a giant warning to watch speed. this sign tells you how fast you're going. monday a 24-year-old died when
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two drivers hit her. police believe they're racing and going 70 miles per hour in a 40 miles per hour zone. >> a marin county doctor exonerated after a road rage shooting has been indicted on new charges. herping he will appear to answer a indict accusing him of negligence and assault. last summer he shot a retired mortgage broker that followed the doctor into his garage after getting cutoff on a nearby street. a judge said he has a right to dismiss the original charge. >> still to come tonight do you help at your child's school? or do they force you to volunteer? >> we'll have the latest reading
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tonight. >> and areas of fog and looking for signs of rain. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up in just a moment. >> many of you are getting threatening calls from phony irs agents. female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event. find the tempur-pedic that's right for you and see why they're the most highly recommended bed in america. plus, get three years interest-free financing. sleep risk-free with sleep train's 100 day money back guarantee. and of course, free same-day delivery. are you next? announcer: make sleep train your ticket to tempur-pedic. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
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with california schools scrambling to make ends meet
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help from parents can make a difference. can they charge fees if the parents play hooky? chris? >> dan california department of education said parents cannot be forced to volunteer. that is the official word. we're live tonight in front of downtown college prep in san jose. visitors say it's important to be active in your child's education, kids should never be punished for lack of involvement from parents. at downtown college prep, parents are not required to volunteer in the classroom. >> they volunteer because they want to, because they believe in what we're trying to do and we're also fulfilling this together. >> students and parents came by to volunteer during lunch. >> you have to show them. you have to be a leader.
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>> in fall an investigation found dozens of schools across california, some in the bay area have ruled to possibly penalize parents who didn't fulfill mandatory service hours. this led to an advisory, reminding officials of assembly bill 1575. nor can they charge fees to families in lieu of a rule. it was welcome news to college prep alum sandra cruz whose parents weren't as able to to be as active as they would have liked. >> they have low income jobs so taking a day off would have been a hardship. >> but this single mom says if interest there is a will, there is a way. >> it's going to take time but
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the kids and community are worth it. >> administrators say they're grateful. >> they want to have a say in what is going on at the school. >> this woman was rescued today after she and her dog got stuck in the mud overnight. ne were aboard a dingy while trying to retrieve a 30 foot sail boat she was forced to abandon the boat two days ago. >> caltrans has been able to make good time reopening highway 1 in marin county. part of the roadway was washed out by a stoefrm engineers were able to shore up the road by inserting steel rods in concrete. as you can see this is open
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today. >> experts are calling this the driest january on record in california and a new sierra snow pack survey seems to prove that. today, california depends on snow melt for a third of the water. rain and snow did help a little. last year at this time it was just a 16% of average. >> not looking good. spencer christian is here with the latest. >> this is the 36th day. >> dry. >> and here is a look at live doppler 7 hd. two days left in the month. in case you're not looking at a calendar. low clouds across the coastline.
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and some fog overnight. highs of 69 that cooled down quickly as some patches of fog developed there. here is a look at a clear blue sky and with a little bit of after glow of sunset looking at western sky from our east bay hills camera. areas of fog overnight that could slow down a morning commute. mild pattern and no rain in site for the next seven days fog pushing over the bay and into parts of the south bay. and into central valley we expect fog to burn away quickly tomorrow we'll see coastal clouds lingering but will be nice and sunny tomorrow. satellite shows why it's going
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to be so nice and sunny for days still to come. a huge ridge of high pressure and that mean nose rain coming our way for a while. no rain approaching the bay area until about february 7th so maybe nine days from now is the next chance of rain. and things are dry out there. overnight, low temperatures into low to mid-40s inland and mid-40s around the bay up to about 50 in san francisco. and then, tomorrow, sunny skies with highs into mid to upper 60s low 60s on coast tomorrow. with fog lingering will be cooler there. downtown san francisco, 64 degrees. and upper 60s in other locations 67 in oakland.
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66 castro valley. and here is the accu-weather forecast. it's going to be dry, mild throughout the seven day period more clouds will enter the picture thursday. that doesn't indicate rain, but it's increasing our hope. >> that is all we have, hope. >> thank you. >> a project to help homeless kids gets a little star quality. >> why rocker sammy
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for over 60,000 california foster children nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, big and small. bring your gift to any sleep train and help make a foster child's night a little cozier. not everyone can be a foster parent but anyone can help a foster child.
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land leaders are hoping a walking tour will help invest in the future and let a group of 80 on a small field trip to oakland today. >> well this may be oakland's time the economy is hot and getting hotter. oakland and east bay have lagged and we think that this could be the time to infuse investment into oaklandland. >> developers say they want to invest because they believe affordability will continue to attract new residents and businesses. >> a rock star joined a fight
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against youth homelessness. it gave an opportunity to meet up aimed at providing a safety net for homeless people between 18 and 25 years old. the former lead singer of van halen says this is a cause near and dear to him. >> i have kids, i have four children. and if something happened to them it would break my heart. i was halfway homeless as a kid. >> in ten years the organization served 1100 huge. >> a new technology could revel yugsize breast cancer screening is being developed here in the bay area.
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it's designed to provide women with a convenient way to screen at home how this new device can make screening as simple as checking a smart phone. >> stay here. there is more still to come at 6:00. >> the reason that this call is to inform you that irs is filing lawsuit against you. >> don't fall for it. tonight, michael finney traces calls behind a phony threat. >> and firefighters with a
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the swap did not take place today but jordan put a condition on the exchange. >> we want to see a proof of life of the pilot then we can talk about the exchange. >> the wife of the hostage made a public appeal and revealed she has exchanged e mail was the captors who said they made their final demand. >> in washington tonight the republican dead senate approved a bill authorizing the key stone pipeline the bill passed but not by a large enough margin to override the veto. it would deliver crude oil from canada to the gulf coast. environmentalists are concerned about spills. >> here is how former secretary of state henry kissin ger was greeted today.
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>> the hecklers from code pink demanding his arrest for his role in the vietnam war against president nixon. >> i have never seen anything as disgraceful and outrageous as despicable as the last demonstration that just took place. >> get out of here you low-life scum. >> kissin ger was there to share his experiences. >> a small fire forced evacuation of hundreds of patients from a hospital this afternoon in a southern california hospital. patients taken out in gurneys others stood outside while firefighters investigated reports of smoke. it turned out to be a small fire on the roof. firefighters had to clear smoke before patients could return. that took two hours so they were
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left like this for a time. >> a hospital fuel tank exploded today you can see a third of the building collapsed officials said seven people died the number has been revised to at least two. it handles mostly maternity and pediatric patients. investigators say a hose burst as a truck was delivering gas to the hospital. >> 7 on your side received a flood of reports about that huge irs scam. >> many of you are getting skaul calls saying you owe the irs money and some are being threatened with jail. >> we talked about this quite a bit. it says tax time. you will believe it is the irs calling, and they want as many potential victims as possible so they're using a familiar tool
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robo calls the best way is recognize the scam you hear it. >> linda woke up to this message on her answering machine >> the reason is to inform you that irs is filing lawsuits against you. >> first, it did concern me because she said irs. that gets your attention. >> the voice said linda should call a certain number at the irs. >> please call immediately. on our department number 206. >> she noticed the calls found in computer again rated. >> when i calmed down after hearing irs i thought maybe i'll check this out >> the accountant confirmed it's a scam. officials say predators are using robo calls to reach large
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numbers of victims at once. >> i called because i thought people should know about it. >> she wasn't alone. reports came to me from around the bay area. a phony agent warned there is an arrest warrant out for me. claire said she got three messages saying something terrible is going to happen to me. ron says a caller threatened an agent will take your wages many of you wanted to know if we can catch the conartist. we dialled seattle number she had been instructed to call. >> the person you're trying to reach is not available. >> scammers use temporary internet numbers and then disconnect them before anyone can track them down. >> the irs has nearly 3,000 taxpayers reporting they fell victim to the scam.
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my estimate is higher. they paid $14 million for these conartists. remember, irs will never call you demanding money or threatening arrest feds do want to hear from everyone so i posted a link on our web site so you can follow reports. to find that link and see my reports go to abc7 click on the sections tab, then select 7 on your side. >> they're so menacing. >> it's awful. >> scary. >> one woman we had before was scared to death. >> yes. >> take a look at some video that you just have to see. a little boy all by himself on a thin ice of the bronx river in new york. firefighters told the 10-year-old not to move for fear he might fall in. he couldn't reach it. one firefighter fell through the ice. they lowered a ladder and he climbed out to safety. the child and firefighter went
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to the hospital to be checked out. both are going to be okay. you can see them on the ladder there. >> in las vegas an emergency declared aboard a delta flight coming in from minneapolis the pilot got locked out of the cockpit officials said the lock malfunctioned. >> police in antioch raided a marijuana grow house they seized a large amount of growing equipment. officers raided the house after arresting this guy and police are looking for a man who tried to kiss and touch a female student. she got away after punching him. >> tonight's money matters a rebound on wall street. dow jones regained about half of what it lost over two days. up 225 points on a slight rise in oil prices and strong results
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reported on tuesday. google reported a 15% increase today. >> and census reported today homeownership has fallen to the lowest level in two decades. less than 64% of american families own their homes. >> coming up next, we're going to show you the result of a decade of planning. >> three new hospitals are about
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a pair of balloonists are passing by northern california now. the two pilots seen here taking off in japan on sunday to pass the record for human flight in a gas balloon. they've done 5300 miles and tomorrow will break the record for longest time in a balloon. they originally supposed to land in vancouver but because of winds they're trying southeast now and plan to land in mexico saturday. >> after nearly a decade in the
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works new ucsf center is preparing to open three new hospitals on sunday. a tour of a really remarkable facility. >> they're calling it a landmark day. celebrating three hospitals for women, children and cancer patients. that comprised $1.5 billion medical center. >> we live here in a technology center. >> you go where few hospitals have gone before. there is a fleet of the robots roaming hauls, delivering meals and linen and lab samples. when patients go for scans they can choose lighting and music that take them away.
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sales founder donated $100 million for the children's hospital that now bears their name. he says the community contributed. >> whether is it's giving money skree yating patient solution >> the rooms are designed to give them more control with a customized system. sally mcdonald was in and out. >> the fact they listened was more exciting. >> sharma has bone cancer will be his last chemo session >> it's a great feeling not be in the zone of medicine
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treatment all the time. he rang the bells on what will be soon a new lease on life. to celebrate the opening of the new center. in san francisco abc7 news. >> just ahead here nature's response to a warm dry january >> the
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>> you've probably noticed many trees are putting on a show at least a couple weeks early. in a sign they think it is spring. >> it's a flower show giving people an early case of spring fever. a series of warm days is triggered a flowering trees to awaken from the winter. >> surprising but i like them. it's beautiful. yes. >> others are very early. >> i would say maybe 10-15 days
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ahead of what is normal. a mol yi kul triggers the trees. january is felt warm to many of us abc7 news meteorologist has data. >> average high is 58 degrees. in january average high was 66. and this january has been six #. >> wow factor is hard to beat. >> this is -- it's not going to be raining. i can live with this. this is good flowers yes. >> some wildlife are in the spring mode too. >> i saw bucks dropping antelers early.
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so that is neat to see. >> it's a treat there is a certain amount of risk by having early blooms for fruit trees it could kill off buds and flowers and impact fruit production. >> here is something else. the bright pink bugs are rarely spotted this far north. >> we're not getting rain any time soon. >> let's root for that strong el nino. >> areas of coastal fog moving beyond the coast and state wide pockets of showers in the
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southern part of the state. mild across the region. you'll notice showers east of us into parts of nevada and arizona. tomorrow, after some pockets of fog mainly sunny skies by afternoon. some upper 60s to near 70s inland the accu-weather forecast is going to be a long, mild dry spell. may give us hope of rain by don't don't see it yet. >> thank you >> larry is here with sports. >> yes. >> reserves and what a
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>> good evening, clay thompson made nba all star team. now, the question whether steve kerr will start him into the
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best shooting guard in the league. he's the top of the league over the weekend after that 52-point explosion against the kings. with the selections the warriors will have two players with chris mullen back in 1993. the all star game coming up february 15th in new york. he spoke today during another media event. he expressed frustration with the media continuing to ask him questions that he has no interest in answering. he doesn't trust the media. i think we can say that safely in general. he seems to think of reporters are mad at him. not understanding they want some quote from him about the biggest game of the year.
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>> so i don't say enough to go put everything out on them. i have come to your events you should have cameras and microphones down my throat. when i'm home in my environment, i don't see you. but you're mad at me. and if you ain't mad at me what are you here for? >> maybe we like you. >> katy perry was channelling her inner marshon lynch today >> you're a single girl. is there someone you have your eye on this weekend? >> i'm just here so i don't get fined. >> tremendous. tom brady can tie joe with four rings so who is joe picking?
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>> they've been doing things together. i have been thinking new england is going to win. there is nothing more than a controversy to bring your team together. tiger started four over. gives shots like this for a chip that races toward the hole. tiger plus 4 through 9. his lone highlight second shot. checks about six inches away tapping in for eagle the leader is ryan palmer. after ten years of discussion american hockey league is coming to california. for the sharks that means their
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team worcester will move to play in the so ducks flames, oilers and sharks will have representation. >> advantages to having your team in your own market on the hockey side you can't put a number on that. to have players that have ability to bring them up and down and have staff work with them it's a crucial piece of what teams need to do. >> team name will be decided incoming weeks. abc7 sports brought to you by bank of the west. >> tonight at 9:00 measles cases on the rise. this month higher than last year. why doctors are so concerned at 9:00 >> then at 11:00 new device being tested in the bay area
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that could revolutionize breast cancer screening. >> in prime time a return of tgit and stay with us for the news at 11:00. >> that is it for this edition of abc7 news. >> from all of us we appreciate your time we'll see you at 9: female announcer: don't wait for presidents' day to save on a new mattress. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now! save up to $300 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get three years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. plus, free delivery, set up, and removal of your old set. and sleep train's 100 day money back guarantee. keep more presidents in your wallet. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now! ...guaranteed! ♪ sleep train ♪ ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
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this is "jeopardy!" here are today's contestants -- a business analyst from brooklyn, new york... a psychometrician from doylestown, pennsylvania... and our returning champion -- an attorney from philadelphia, pennsylvania... whose 1-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny. hi, folks. good to have you with us. well, three women competing? that's great. amy and karen, welcome aboard. marissa, nice to see you again. here we go into the jeopardy! round. and here come the categories... first off...
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followed by... with the letter "z" in quotation marks. you know what that means. we have a category... in the next one, we want you to name the first movie that popularized each film song. that's followed by... and finally, we travel. a visit to the national september 11th memorial and museum, marissa, you start us. i'll take crossword clues "z" for $200, please. karen. what is a zombie? that's it. crossword clues, $400. marissa. who is zeus? good. uh, "z" for $600, please. marissa. what is zurich? that's the place. "z" for $800, please. karen. what is a zenith? yes. crossword clues, $1,000.


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