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telafario. two teenagers found his body in kentucky yesterday. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. ray was reported mising a little over three weeks ago. those who knew him are both devastated and skeptical of the circumstances surrounding his 't disappearance. >> our reporter talked with police today. she's in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: the fbi is involved because this case crossed the state lines. police say his body did not have any obvious signs of trauma, but to family and friends, they have questions about his new wife and where she is right now. >> it is not enough, and he would just go doing that, and i would be doing a bit and say come on, ray. >> reporter: ron owens is recalling a memory about long-timeco s, they raised millions for the leukemia society on "abc7 news." >> he was a professional quality guy from a to z. and it's tough to use the word
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was. >> reporter: he was found dead in paducah, kentucky on sunday. his son got the call an hour before he arrived in town. >> he shouldn't have died by himself. >> reporter: police say he and his wife were looking at this property in illinois when he disappeared on november 10th. but he showed up in paducah the same day, stopping at a bank, then a pizza shop, then a church where he was last seen. police say his wife didn't initially tell them he wasdemen. >> there's a red flag there. >> normally if someone reports someone missing and they say they were diagnosed with alzheimer's, something like that, that automatically makes it a heightened response. >> reporter: his son says the couple's marriage license was found in the rental car his father parked outside the bank. the two were married in june.
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he was 79, his wife in her 50 undernea >> i think there's a concern about who she is. nobody knows her or some of the decisions that she's made through the whole situation. >> reporter: police say it's too early to treat it as anything be a death investigation. an autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow. in the meantime, the family hopes to hear from his wife and they tell me the commonwealth club in san francisco has offered to host his memorial. >> thank you. thousands of americans are paying their final respects to our 41st president in washington, d.c. you're looking live inside the rotunda of the u.s. capitol, where mourners are filing past the flag-draped coffin.
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that cannon fired to honor the former president, while an honor guard carried the casket up the east steps. his son, america's 43rd president, joined other family members in saluting the p patriarch of a political dynasty. so his service began during world war ii. >> there was a kindness about the man that was evident to everyone whoever met him. all his years in public service were characterized by kindness, modesty, and patriotism. >> former president george bush appeared to fight back tears during one tribute to both of his parts. his mother, former first lady barbara bush, died last spring. we have live coverage of the coverage on wednesday that starts at 7:00 right after abc 7 mornings.
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a bay area university considered pivotal in the free speech movement reached a settlement. the suit claimed cal had up fairly restricted policies toward conservative speakers, charging them more in security costs. an attorney for the plaintiffs in the case expects the settlement to have a broader impact. >> i think that we're also going to see the other public institutions in california follow suit to make sure that they're not going to charge $18,000 if the speaker is unpopular and zero if the speaker is popular. >> the judge ruled that the yoifrt university's major event policy is constitutional. the spokesperson says uc berkeley has never discriminated on the basis of viewpoint. the 61-day-old strooike is about to end with marriott.
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employees have been voting all day, and it seems they will accept marriott's offer. leeann melendez is live where they're voting still. leeann? >> reporter: that's right. the 2500 employees in san francisco who were on strike could come to work, return to work as early as wednesday. now, it's shortly -- just shortly after 5:00, and the voting has officially ended. now they count the ballots. hotel employees did not hold back enthusiasm after a tentative agreement was reached with marriott. their union described the contract as historic, with solid living wages. >> certainly the hourly increases are significant enough that many workers have to work second jobs, and they can no longer do that. >> reporter: the median income working at one of the seven owned marriott hotels in san francisco is $44,000 a year.
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last october 4th, we met larry, on the day the strike began. the mother of three said $22 an hour wasn't enough to live on. today we met with her. this time she was much more optimistic. >> the standard of living here is different. i'm very happy that we get it that finally marriot hears us, and maybe because they were heard, their business was heard. >> reporter: marriott would not talk about the impact the strike has had, but guests were feeling more and more inconvenienced. union workers at their hotels in eight cities were on strike. san francisco was the last to settle. today, marriott said "we look forward to welcoming our associates back to work." the mayor openly supported the union workers. >> they chelearly understand th value of the people that work for them and that the cost of
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living is so expensive, and we have to make sure that we protect workers. >> reporter: workers lined up for hours to cast their votes. something very important for the housekeepers, they will have extra time to clean those most demanding, most time consuming rooms. it used to be that they only had 30 minutes to do so, so for them, that was a big win. come 6:00, they're going to make the announcement right here in the lobby. and we'll be here live for you. leeann melendez, "abc7 news." >> thank you. police are looking for a 28-year-old woman who slipped fast officers last night while being treated at san francisco general hospital. officials say she was walked down to the hospital around 11:00 where she was receiving treatment for injuries sufficiesuffered in an accident. she was wanted in los angeles on a $30,000 warrant.
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police did not consider her to be a threat to the public. we are learning tonight the warriors faced a meningitis scare while competing for a second straight nba title last season. an outside vendor came down with the form of thedy see disease i march. all of the players and staff members received vaccinations. the warriors also cleaned their dining room and practice facility before using them again. the worker returned after surviving. three weeks since the camp fire. teachers and staff welcomed students across butte county today. >> they came off the bus, it was so heart warming to see the parents and the kids and the teachers all together. >> this morning, students met on campuses or makeshift spaces or in their own homes for independent study. our reporter followed one student as she went back to school.
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>> would you say that the madison that was getting ready to go to school on a monday morning a month ago is the same person you are today? >> definitely not. i feel like i'm a better person now because of this, because it was kind of a reality check. i was not that bad of a kid, but i was -- i had my days, you know. i believe i'll -- i am a different person. >> reporter: madison douglas is staying at a trailer work in corning, about 30 miles north of chico. the sophomore student has mixed emotions about going back to school for the first time since the camp fire. >> i'm kind of excited but at the same time i'm not. not everybody is going to be there. it's just hard to see everyone going separate ways or being homeless. >> reporter: i tack etagged aloh her and her mother as they made their way to the boys and girls
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club. they picked up one of her friends. >> it's not going to change us. it's still going to be all the teachers and everybody, just a different building. >> reporter: the school's principal explains while getting students back to the learning environment is a top priority, helping them heal is what they're most focussed on. >> it's not about the academics. we're a small school, and we have a strong family sense to how we run our school typically. so i think it's just bringing everybody together and pulling springs. >> reporter: in chico, "abc7 news." stay with us. more to come. division over development. >> this is public land. the city should not give it to a private cooperation just to make money. >> google's expansion in san jose is facing strong opposition. today's action over tomorrow's next step. the blue wave hits sacramento. today's oath of office. >> i'm meteorologist sandhya patel. our next storm is intensifying
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off the coast. live doppler 7 hd is tracking it. i'll let you know when you will need your umbrellas. spacex breaks records today, not once, but twice. >> and where are the drones? where amaz
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so what happens next? reporter matt keller spoke with city planning expert and he's here live in san jose at city hall with the story. matt? >> reporter: hi, dan. yeah, the people who are against the google development are just. they're concerned about housing prices. those for it are touting the benefits like jobs and tax revenue. but no one knows what will
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happen after tomorrow's city council meeting. the proposed development by google in downtown san jose has raised big concerns for housing and labor advocates. >> we want housing, not google. we really believe that if googsle comes in, it will end up in massive displacement. >> reporter: the mayor says google will not get any subsidies and pay all taxes and fees. the city estimates the new development will bring in $10 million in city revenue a while. we spoke with kelly schneider, an instrong for uctor at san jo university. she says it's a significant step in this process. >> and one that throws open the doors for create thing comprehensive agreement that's going to spell out in a lot more detail exactly what we are going to get as a city, and what google is expecting to get as a private developer and employer. >> reporter: the mayor says google is still far from designing the project and
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submitting a planning application to the city. but he is proposing a mandate that at least 25% of any of the units built in that area be affordable and rent restrictive. google offered to provide community benefits above the e fees it's obligated to pay. >> but if we all hold back and don't start the process, we'll never know. so i'm all for, you know, put one foot in front of the other. if we see that we need a course correction, do it at that time. >> reporter: it could be a long process. it could be ten years or longer before you see the first googlers here in downtown san jose. the meeting is tomorrow here at 1:30 at city council chambers. matt keller, "abc7 news." president trump's administration's plans to stop giving money to electric carmakers and renewable energy sources. those subsidies will end by 2020 or 2021.
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the economic adviser revealed the administration's intentions after being asked about gm's plans to cut 15,000 jobs. this marks the latest step to t clean energy. stanford believes the campus will be powered by 100% renewable energy in three years, more than two decades of california's plan to fully rely on carbon free power by 2045. that's two dek5id cades california's plan i should say. the campus gets some of its power from another plant that's already in line in kaern michael finney is here with more on this. >> this is a report from last american insurance companies are getting low marks on a global warming scorecard issued tooth.
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environmentalists are asking the industry to stop insuring and investing in coal and tar sands project. in europe, companies are doing just that. and in the u.s., not so much. the environmental group ensure our future's 2018 scorecard shows europe's largest insurers are backing away from coal. the group says none of america's top insurers are going along. amazon has missed a deadline. five years ago, amazon's ceo predicted by december 2018, amazon would be making deliveries by drone. i haven't seen in my neighborhood. how about you? the associated press reports various issues, including concerns about data privacy battery delay life is behind th delays. you will be able to save
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more pretax money for retirement next year than this year. the annual legal limit for employees who participate in a 401(k) plan will increase from $18, 00 annually to that's for 2019. the limit on ira contributions will rise from $5500 to $6,000. that is the first ira increase since 2013. so pretty good. >> interesting. two years after launching from cape canaveral, a nasa spacecraft reached its target today. it closes within four miles of the astroid benu. the spacecraft will spend a year and a half studying the astroid before attempting to collect coil and rock samples and return to earth. two, one --
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>> and today, spacex deployed 64 satellites in one fell sboop wo. the falcon nine launched from santa barbara today. the mission illustrates the growing demand for small slights to support internet businesses and supply chain monitoring. minutes after the launch, the first stage landed on an unmanned ship in the pacific. it was previously launched and recovered on missions in may and august. that's also a record for spacex. reusability is a major goal. now your accuweather forecast with sandhya patel. >> hi there, everyone. monday is off to a dry start. tuesday will look different. let me show you live doppler 7. we have quite a bit of cloud cover, a few sfringles not out of the question. most of this is not reaching the
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ground, just moisture up in the clouds, not coming down yet. that will be changing. a live look here, where they're seeing clouds right now. temperatures 54 in the city. 53 in oerveg. 57 in san jose. morgan hill, 53 degrees. here is a lovely view from our san jose camera, as the clouds increase across our region. santa rosa, napa, all in the low 50s. 49 in livermore. you probably remember the this morning. f cloudier and not as chilly overnight with all the extra clouds around. a band of light showers coming through tomorrow morning and heavier rain tomorrow night. so that's when the main action will arrive tomorrow night. but we'll put this as a moderate level two storm for tomorrow, mourning expect light showers in the afternoon, evening hours. stronger winds, heavier rain, wettest spots could get one inch or more, and wind gusts 20 to 30
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miles per hour or higher. 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, just some clouds around. we head into about 8:00 a.m., and a few showers develop around mendocino county, real light stuff. 11:30, still some light showers, and then towards the afternoon, some of this becomes more moderate in intensity. 2:00 p.m., still looking at light rain. the heavier rain is coming in tomorrow night after the commute. between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., we'll be seeing pockets 07 downpours. then more scattered showers in nature for your wednesday morning between 4:00 and 7:00. we'll see more showers and this trend continues through wednesday. scattered showers for your wednesday. rainfall totals, this is just taking you through tomorrow and to wednesday. most areas a quarter to half an ichlg. -- inch.
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tomorrow evening, the winds will intention fie. 25, 26 miles an hour, each stronger later in the day. about 30, 35 miles an hour, not out of the question. so if you have any holiday decorations, you may want to secure those. temperatures in the 30s, 40s, not quite as cold as it was this morning, because of the extra clouds around. tomorrow amp, you're looking at a cool day, mostly in the fichtfichtd -- 50s and 60s. not going to be a completely wet day. but the seven-day forecast, waves of rain, a level two storm, a level one for wednesday. and then a slight chance in the south bay thursday. that storm is heading towards southern california. another system coming our way, level one sunday night into monday. you can download the accuweather app and track the rainfall with live doppler 7. so get ready for another round. >> thank you, sandhya, very
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bally shoe companies are stepping it up, creating different shoes in flesh tones for the first time. >> dancers say it's about time they got the point. melanie woodrow has the story. >> reporter: 17-year-old alasha has been dancing since she was 2. classical ballet since she was 10. a regular on the stage, though she says she never quite felt she fit in. >> having like a tutu on and have the straps not match my skin tone and have the shoes, it was like, you know what? everyone else has id. >> reporter: she's not alone. 19-year-old imagine lias understands. for years, she struggled to make her shoes match her tone.
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>> it throws it off. when you're on stage, people just go directly to the foot. >> reporter: both are students here at the ballet training program in san francisco. for the first time, shoe companies are offering shoes in different shades. >> it's a simple thing but a big deal. >> reporter: the new options will save dancers time and money. she described the pain staking process of pancaking her point shoes. >> i buy two bottles of liquid foundation and get the makeup swabs and i'll sit for maybe two or three hours just, you know, painting my views. >> reporter: when point shoes match a skin tone, it creates a long line that's esthetically pleasing to the audience. >> it dpigives dancers of color bigger voice. >> reporter: tights in different shades have been available for some time, but not point views, a change they say is a step in
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the right direction. melanie woodrow, "abc7 news." >> what a great idea. lots of smiles today at cal. >> and hey, why not? what's not to like about a llama? that's next. and due to special coverage of george h.w. bush, today's episode of "g and you find a deal on cookware that makes you say. you know when you're at ross yes! ...oh, yeah! bring on the holidays! that's yes for less. ytoreok and serve up the seaso. ...oh, yeah! bring on the holidays! it feels even better when you find it for less-at ross. yes for less.
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entertain in style all season long. it feels even better when you find it for less-at ross. yes for less. i'm ama daetz. coming up at 6:00, this week we're looking at america's recycling prices. see why some are being fined for putting recyclables in the wrong retainer. and at 6:00, how president bush pushed through the americans with disabilities act, an effort that started here in the bay area. that's coming up on "abc7 news" at 6:00. finally tonight, feeling a little overwhelmed? >> well, if you are, you can reach for your stress ball or
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maybe a llama. >> why not? it's become a ritual at berkeley, a prefinals stress buster known as llama palooza. >> a rancher brings the animals to the university, and for students, it's a chance tore center themselves with calm, llama vibrations. >> i think students get stressed out. finals here can be a very competitive culture. and so i think bringing the llamas here helps students rememer everything is going to be okay and there's these wonderful creatures here. >> as for the llamas, they get an average pull of love and attention. if they're lucky, it can include a lunchtime snack delivered by hand like this. >> who needs an a plus if you can get some >> "world news tonight" is next.
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i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm dan ashley. tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air from the nation's capital. former president george h.w. bush and his final trip to washington. a short time ago, america's 41st president arriving here in the nation's capital. his body flown on air force one, dubbed special air mission 41. in houston, his family lining up, their hands to their hearts. a wave from george and laura bush. and tonight, the story behind president bush's service dog, sully. where he goes next. the other news this monday night, the deadly bus crash. the driver losing control. the bus carrying a youth football team, flipping on the highway. emergency teams racing to help the more than three dozen hurt. the tornado outbreak. nearly two dozen reported tornadoes, homes destroyed. and now, the new system tonight

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