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good evening, i'm diane dwyer. a san francisco tradition, fleet week is being billed as the biggest one in nearly two decades. the perfect weather is drawing more people and there are six navy ships this year, compared to just one last year. monty francis is in san francisco with a look and a listen. hello, monty. >> good evening, diane. the crowds have been down a little bit within the last hour or so. that's because many people were here to see the blue angels and the air show wrapped up at about 4:00 this afternoon.
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the u.s. navy fleet of fighter jets were loud and impressive as always, and performs for about an hour this afternoon much to the delight of the hundreds of people who came into the city today to see the air show. more than a million people are expected to attend the four-day fleet week. the chamber of commerce does not give any guesses for what that means to the local economy. but it does mean big crowds and traffic jams this weekend. there was a special naturalization ceremony. the service members became u.s. citizens today. >> i don't have to worry about getting my citizenship any more, i can reenlist and make the military my career. >> you may not realize under u.s. law, immigrants who enrole
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during wartime can go through a spedup naturalization process. tonight at dusk, there is a fireworks display along the san francisco waterfront. public tours of the military ships you mentioned, diane docked here, they continue tomorrow and if you missed the blue angels. they will be back up in the sky tomorrow between 3:00 and 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. live in san francisco, monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> thanks a lot, monty. the uc burkely graduate released from an iranian prison last month is back in the bay area. she's speaking out about her captivity and urging others to join her fight to free her two friends still behind bars in iran. kimberly carrie has the latest for us. >> while she's physically free emotionally, she's trapped in iran where her fiancee and friend remained confined in a small jail cell. for the first time since her
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release on september 14th shourd called on iranian officials to let shane and josh go. the three graduates were arrested in july 2009 near the iran/iraq border. authorities accuse them of illegally crossing that border and spying. shourd says they did nothing wrong and is upset that shane and josh continue to be held for absolutely no reason. >> i don't see how anyone in the world could not relate to this story knowing that something bad could happen to any of us any day. something tragic has happened to shane, josh and i and our families and we want it to end and we need everyone's help to make this happen. >> shourd said the last time she saw shane and josh, they asked her to thank the world for the efforts made on their behalf.
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she was being set free for diplomatic reasons and she feels she must act as the voice for shane and josh today. her friends and family gathered to write letters to the two men, care packages are being sent to them through the swiss government. they don't know if the letters will ever get to iran. they are hopeful and will continue their efforts to reach out to shane and josh. shourd has been working on the website if you are interested there's a new petition in there as well as e efforts to get shane and josh released. >> thank you, kimberly. this weekend thousands of people are expected to head to sacramento, hoping to save their homes from foreclosure. a nonprofit group called neighborhood assistance corporation of america have counselors and lenders at the cal expo. they're there to give advice to struggling homeowners. >> i'm disappointed in everything that's happened to us, with the economy, and i feel
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like i have let my husband down, because i can't find employment. >> the building and the counselors will be available 24 hours a day until tuesday. there was another homecoming here in the bay area today for another soldier from iraq. as kris sanchez reports, this soldier was on that lasts convoy out of iraq, bringing to close active combat for the united states. >> on a peaceful san jose day, a welcome home party for a soldier who witnessed history. >> we're going home. >> on august 18th, lieutenant steve dewitt was on the last military convoy out of iraq, his journey broadcast live to the world. >> the mood initially was let's just get this over with, there's 360 miles between us and being home. >> then somewhere along that desert highway, the realization
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that it wasn't just a journey home for dewitt and his men, but a journey out of iraq for the united states. >> that's when you realize it's something more than just driving out. >> reporter: the ride was so uneventful, almost boring that he and his men had a hard time staying awake. but there were restless nights for those who love this soldier. >> i tried not to think about it every day, but it was every thought, what would i do if that knock on the door came. and you just can't imagine how you deal with it. >> dewitt did not get that knock, but the families of nearly 5,000 other u.s. military men and women did. which makes the simple pleasures all the more meaningful. >> it's the difference between sleeping on a cot or a nice mattress. waking up in the morning and seeing my wife, instead of having to call her on skype. >> one month after dewitt and his wife married, two weeks
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after their first wedding anniversary, he was on the con vow on the way home. >> they had accomplished so much this year, and the year had finally come to an end. and i just remember seeing on tv and the feeling, that's my baby. >> in the year ahead, dewitt will enjoy time with his wife and their new puppy. then he expects to be back in training after christmas and be redeployed within a year or two, a commitment he feels good about today. >> i know what we did did change iraq for the better. >> lieutenant steven dewitt expects he will head to the conflict in afghanistan next. an assignment he says he will be ready for when the time comes. a 23-year-old man is in critical condi on tonight after a shooting in a san francisco nightclub. the shooting happened just aften midnight inside cafe kokomo. a popular salsa club. the victim is in the hospital with life threatening injuries.
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police say they have not made any arrests. next at 6:00, a 10-year-old girl is being credited with saving her sister from a close call in the east bay. >> i was just trying to get my sister back. we'll hear from the little girl with a big story. and the search for a possible kidnapper. why some tax relief could finally be on the way for those people devastated in the san bruno explosion. would-be lawmakers let loose. what had carly fiore ina and meg thitman breakg out the qu nst?lahtigil
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live from san bruno mountains, 71 degrees in san francisco today.
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thar w mer, fek lyo warmer, uras fecyoort coming up. [ male announcer ] taxes. so who called prop 13 a "fraud" and a "rip off?" jerry brown. who raised the gas tax as governor, and pushed for higher sales taxes? jerry brown. who tried five times to raise property taxes in oakland? jerry brown. who supported higher statewide income taxes? jerry brown. and who says, if elected, he'll ask voters for even more new taxes? jerry brown. governor jerry brown, again? hide your wallet.
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the hunt is on for a man who tried to kidnap a 5-year-old girl in the east bay. it hneapped yesterday near the corner of sunny view and knob hill avenue. the older girl told police a man circled around several times before he grabbed her sister and tried to pull her into his car. that's when the 10-year-old girl said she fought back. >> i wasn't thinking of nothing, i was just trying to get my sister back. >> he had a gun, he was going to kill them. he was going to tell their parents. and they were going to come and live with him. >> the grandmother did not witness the reported incident but the girls told the grandmother he had the gun. police are looking for an older model green jeep with possible damage to the left headlight. it also has a blue and white
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license plate with the letter g and number 5 in it. senator leyland ye who represents san francisco and san mateo wrote the san bruno assistance bill after the devastating pipeline explosion there. he fought to make sure it was included in the state budget. the bill is part of that new budget, but it's a bittersweet victory for ye. his name was stripped from the bill, because ye voted against the budget as a whole. he characterized the move as petty politics. the governor's office has yet to respond. the san bruno assistance bill lets victims of the explosion take advantage of tax write-offs and support. taking family fun to new heights. still to come at 6:00 a new northern california attractio that's arrived just in time for halloween. what a great start to the weekend. live from oakland looking back toward san francisco. talk about 9 seven-day , no ut forecast in a bit about
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[ male announcer ] carly fiorina.
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as ceo, she laid off 30,000 workers and shipped jobs to china. china. india. russia. poland. i know precisely why those jobs go. [ male announcer ] because fiorina shipped them there. to shanghai instead of san jose. bangalore instead of burbank.
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proudly stamping her products "made in china." 30,000 workers gone while fiorina took $100 million for herself. carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer, and i approved this message. they may be running for governor in a senate seat, but that doesn't mean meg whitman and carly fiorina can't let loose. they toasted and did shots of tequila last night in newport beach. the candidates were doing their best to appeal to latino voters who are expected to play a critical role in the november elections. >> i think every speech should begin with a shot of tequila. >> meg whitman also made a promise last night that latinos
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would have a place in her administration. a bay area halloween tradition is shooting to new heights this year. bob rudell is hanging on for dear life in this report. >> reporter: we're at the latest incarnation, just in time for halloween here in lathrop. it's a rope obstacle course, which i have to catch up on. it's a 45 foot structure well over 100 feet long. three tier. each divided into five different challenging sections. i'm on the bottom tier. brian's on the top, brandon's in the middle. which one will be the hardest? which one is is the hardest? >> probably that one and the other cargo net. >> the one i'm on right now? >> are you able to get through this without relying on your
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safety harness? >> all right. what was our time, brian. just under a minute? >> you can come and check out the new obstacle course here. you can't miss it, it's just off the freeway where 205, i-20 and i-5 merge and connect. here in lathrop, this is bob rudell, nbc bay area news. >> i'm not sure if that was fun or miserable. >> it was a little bit of a workout, i think. >> i must say we have a lovely day today and more to come? >> 70s at the beaches, we're going to warm up. >> 71 in san francisco. and no fog. yeah, we talk about fleet week. gorgeous conditions. more of it tomorrow, 79 in san jose, up into the north end of the bay we had a couple 80s, a
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few degrees for the numbers tomorrow. and even a few more as we go into tuesday. as we look out live right now, we have a great shot in san francisco, still a nice evening for us. a couple high clouds drifting overhead. that's going to make for a beautiful sunset. as we head off into the east bay, beautiful clear conditions here, a little breezy, closer through the trivalley and the delta. we've got about 72 degrees in san jose, 62 in san francisco. it's in the 70s for the north end of the bay. we dropped into the mid-70s for concord, livermore. lafayette. just about 30 minutes ago we were in the 80s, so we dropped a little bit with the wind coming through, especially out of the west-northwest. you can see the sea breeze making all the way through. tonight and tomorrow, we have this nice ridge of high pressure parked here. storm tracker is going to go well to the north.
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nothing for us, we get those north-northwesterly winds through the day tomorrow. still along the coast, it gets rid of all that fog into southern california. highs in the beaches, right around the rim of the bay, we have 70s and low 80s and the warmer spots are back into those mid and even a couple upper 80s through tomorrow. it will warm up a bit more, especially as we get into tuesday. at the beaches on tuesday, we'll be in the 70s. fleet week forecast more of the 70s for san francisco tomorrow. we talked about a little bit of wind during the morning hours. if you're going to be out there during the morning hours or afternoon, a light breeze coming on through here. this will be the story tomorrow, not until next weekend we start to cool down. 7:13. sunset at 6:39. 72 for a high, at the beaches, more of those 60s. concord is 84. sonoma 83. you notice the numbers are coming up just a couple degrees,
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83 through los gatos. as we go through the remainder of the week ahead. there's the 7-day forecast. we talk about 70s at the beaches tuesday and wednesday. >> it has been a lovely october. >> gorgeous. >> thanks a lot. dozens of people came out today to help rebuild the community of oakland. the worl work was in the peralta hacienda site. it's important to the neighborhood because it was built in 1870 and listed in the national register of historic places. tom sinkovitz and jeff ranieri were there to help out as well. why sea lion had to undergo a little bit of surgery in what's being called a first of its kind procedure. meg whitman's nose is growing again. this time she's lying about jerry brown on taxes. but as governor jerry brown cut $4 billion in taxes and says no new taxes without voter approval.
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meg whitman -- her nose just keeps on growing and growing.
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which is really exciting... except i'm at a grocery store. i was just standing here with a carton of oj, and all of a sudden, it was all over the floor. the water, not the oj. and i'm not near my doctor and i'm not really sure what i should do... [ intercom ] clean up on aisle three! [ inhales deeply ] ugh. [ male announcer ] when the unexpected happens, you need a rual mi4 n 3.iofolllinscaiarn trust us with their health coverage needs. blue shield. meg whitman is lying about jerry brown again...on taxes again. newspapers have called many of her ads untrue. fact: jerry brown t cuxes by $4 billion and says no new taxes without voter approval. but meg whitman's nose just keeps growing by the millions. the bay area's most famous sea lion is recovering from
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plastic surgery this weekend. he was named after the deputy who helped regular cue him. a surgeon donated time to reconstruct holes in the animal's face which will allow him to eat again on his own. because of his injuries, sergeant nervous has had to be hand fed. he apparently won't be able to be returned to the wild because of his injuries. we're told he's a favorite with staff members there. moving from pen to pen on command. and allowing veterinarians to treat him as well. >> i have two track suits here just in case. >> "glee" star jane lynch is getting her wardrobe ready for saturday night live. the emmy award winning actress is taking a break from her role on "glee" and playing guest host on "snl." you can catch it all right here after our 11:00 news. we're going right to lauren
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scott, the giants getting ready for a big game tomorrow. >> they just wrapped up their workout at turner field in atlanta. we check in with bruce boji. so you'll know, we'll have reports throughout the game. cal and berkeley hosting ucla in a battle of the bears. imise are now three ways for you year. [ male announcer ] after twenty-eight long years of washington partisanship this is barbara boxer's california. trillions in reckless, wasteful spending. destroying small business. killing jobs. crushing hopes. we can change this, but only if we change the people we send to washington. california cannot afford boxer for six more long years.
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i'm carly fiorina and i approved this message. good evening, the giants are in atlanta. we are there too. record crowd at the ballpark for game two. giants fans loving the ride erupting with pat burrell's home run that made it 3-0 in the first inning. giants had the lead going into the eighth, but bryan wilson could not hold them off. the braves were able to sneak out with the series equalizer.
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here's bce boji tonight in atlanta supporting his closer. >> your great closers have that ability. they're going to trip once in a while, and, i had some bad luck in that inning, but they have -- it's the srtho adage, short mem tistar starting just after 1:30 p.m. pacific, our laura usbenke is i atlanta with the giants and will join us tonight at 11:00. she'll be live during our xfinity show also here tomorrow night on nbc bay area. alabama falls at south carolina, l.a. schools are here in the bay area. cal hosting ucla at strawberry canyon. shane vereen with a couple touchdowns today, the second of the two. great extra effort here to make it 14-0 in the first quarter,
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cal quarterback kevin riley had a rushing touchdown, and one passing, this one's a true freshman. the bears run away with it, blasting the bruins 35-7. cal now 3-2 with their first conference win. the sharks in stockholm sweden going back-to-back against the columbus bluejackets today. pulling off a win in yesterday's season opener, getting a goal from joe thornton. down a goal in the third marlowe to heatly sets up martin for his second goal of the campaign. niem pi was in goal yesterday, he wasn't today. niittymaki made it 3-2 columbus. you could stage a rematch tonight at home. in the world of sports video games, hockey is geared to make for the best action. this year, three distinct options exist to help you. as the puck drops on another season, the top hockey
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simulations still live on the xbox 360 and the ps 3. perhaps more attention than ever is being paid to the nintendo wi. starting with 2k sports which focused solely on the wii. now, the third 2k hockey edition for the wii is the best, but a rival has emerged. ea sports has answered the challenge, throwing down the gloves with its wii debut, nhl slap shot which comes with a modified stick you assemble to house the wii controller. you can drop the stick and get some decent action. for those who love intermission peewee hockey, mini-versions of nhl stars so you can take to a frozen pond and flip one by a tiny gipper. the action year to year, the other offering from ea sports nhl '11 is flat out amazing
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looking in wide screen presentation. and plays as well as it looks. they count 200 game play refinements which takes the excellent series into new territory. no matter what system you play, there's a way to join your favorite teams for a run at the cup. >> love the hockey games, we'll have more video games coming up in tech now. >> it's incredible how realistic it is when you're watching. >> absolutely. thanks for choosing the bay area at 6:00, tech now is coming up next as lawrence mentioned. we'll see you back here tonight at 11:00, and don't forget. "glee" star on snl after that. until then, have a good night. coming up .. we take you inside zero one .. where technology meets art .. we'll take you to the "green prix..." we'll visit the planet of the apps .. as they get thei


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