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robbery and attempted murder. san jose police have been looking for the suspect since last week after police say he and 26-year-old jonathan wilbanks and started a shoot-out with police that injured an officer. the teen's alleged accomplice wilbanks was arrested on november 16th, the night of the incident. today a memorial was held for rory parkpettiford. the 22-year-old was shot during the pair's attempted carjacking in a 7-eleven store in the 400 block of kieley boulevard. his brother says he is grateful the second suspect is behind bars. he also says he is overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from the community as the family comes to term with their loss. >> the plane flight back from hawaii to come bury my little brother was probably the longest five hours of my life, just sitting on the plane, just bawling my eyes out. and everyone is looking at me like who is this kid. it was absolutely terrible. i had to figure out what i was going to write on the plane,
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what i was going to say. it was really rough. but all the support is amazing. >> police say they're continuing to investigate the relationship between the two suspects. the first suspect, jonathan wilbanks, did appear in court on wednesday, but he did not enter a plea. his next court appearance is scheduled for december 5th. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. the san bruno family that was involved in a crash on highway 101 in palo alto on friday lost another daughter. the young woman died from her injuries this morning. the chp says the accident happened when the driver of the suv hit the back of a patrol car parked on the shoulder of northbound 101 near oregon expressway. a family of six was inside that suv. two daughters were ejected. the young women, just in their 20s, died of their injuries. their mother remains in critical condition. the chp officer whose patrol car was hit is also recovering from injuries. his are minor.
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investigators say the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel. in menlo park, another shooting not far from the headquarters of facebook. menlo park police say the shooting happened on the 300 block of ivy way. witnesses told police that two suspects got out of their car and fired at the home. no one was injured. the car was last seen traveling eastbound on almanor avenue from ivy drive. this is the fourth shooting in menlo park this month. police are asking anyone with information about any of them to come forward. in san jose, police arrested dozens of people after a confrontation. this happened at a home on patt avenue near white road in east san jose. this is the scene today, very different from last night's scene when police say there was a large party in full swing around 11:00 at night when dispatch started getting reports of gunfire. when officers arrived, people at the party scattered, some of them running inside, locking doors, closing windows, and then
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moments later officers say people tried to pelt them with bottles thrown from the backyard. about 60 officers were called to that scene, along with sheriff's deputies. after a short standoff, police arrested 33 adults and nine juveniles on charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer. two officers suffered minor injuries. today is small business saturday, a day when the small players in the retail trade hope to compete with the mega malls and chain stores that started competing for shoppers before black friday even began. as nbc bay area's brian mooar reports from washington, even the president crossed a few things off his shopping list. >> reporter: at a little bookstore just outside the nation's capital, president obama and his daughters were thinking small. >> we can do a little shopping. happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> on this small business saturday, the president chose to lead by example, giving a boost to the small businesses that often get lost in the holiday sales shuffle.
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>> small businesses are the job creters. two out of every three new net sector jobs are created by a small business. >> reporter: and there are small business owners are counting on their neighbors for survival. >> just don't have that kind of budget to start advertising with the mega marketing. so it's nice to still be remembered. and small business saturday is the best time to let people notice us. ♪ >> reporter: christmas traditions like this seem almost quaint when compared to the new face of the holidays. big chain stores got their holiday season off and running even before the traditional black friday feeding frenzy. they're hoping an extra shopping week this year can boost their bottom lines to nearly $600 billion. >> i might have to buy a suitcase to take home, because i've been shopping for about four days. >> reporter: online retailers are getting into the action on cyber monday. but for mom and pop shops across america, this small business saturday is a really big deal.
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brian mooar, nbc news, washington. here in the bay area, shoppers were plenty aware of small business saturday as well. in walnut creek, many people were out to shy away from busy malls and big box stores, and to support local businesses and what they call a more intimate shopping experience. >> i think it's great. there is a lot of great small businesses out there. you want to see succeed. so it's nice to support your local community. >> san jose's downtown willow glen neighborhood was also full of shoppers today. small business saturday is the biggest day of the holiday shopping season for many small business owners. about 36% of them. in the east bay, it was a long night for rescue crews and for the man they were trying to free from a 12-inch storm pipe. around 9:00 last night, the fire department got report of a man stuck inside a pipe near the best buy store on fitzgerald drive. when crews arrived, they found the 27-year-old man wedged
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feet-first inside that metal pipe about three feet below the street's surface. >> he was agitated, but said he wasn't injured, but stuck completely horizontally, basically belly-down, feet-down in the corrugated pipe that was angled at about 60% grade. >> after fire crews excavated part of the pipe, they used a saw to cut it open. they managed to get the man out just after midnight. the man had a few scrapes and bruises, but was not seriously hurt. he told rescue crews that he is not homeless, and it was the first time he had gone into the storm drain to stay warm. a team of scientists led by bay area doctors is studying a new use of the smallpox vaccine that may prolong the life of people with untreatable liver cancer. it involves injecting genetically engineered smallpox vaccine directly into the
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tumors. once injected, it alerts the immune system to attack only the cancerous cells. if approved, it's one of only two options of people with liver cancer that has stopped responding to chemo and radiation. it's in clinical trials in 47 sites worldwide, including cal pacific medical center and at stanford. coming up next, we will bring you the latest on the growing unrest in egypt following the president's sudden power grab. plus, how technology is pushing cursive out of american classrooms. and a look back at the very long and very diverse career of larry hagman. ♪
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egyptian opposition leaders are calling for a peaceful protest after president mohamed morsi assumed sweeping new powers this week. clashes continue between police and protesters who are defying president morsi's orders and blocking streets. morsi said he had to take extreme measures to protect the revolution and backtrack a new constitution being written by mostly islamist assembly. he says he will give up his new powers once a new constitution is in place. >> regardless of the timing, this sort of move by morsi would always have been a very risky and polarizing gesture. >> opposition members meeting to plot out their next move there
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are plans for strikes by judges as well and a call for another million man march against morsi on tuesday. world champion boxer hector camacho died today at a trauma center in puerto rico. he emerged from a troubled childhood to become a world champion in three weight classes. camacho went into cardiac arrest today and died after he was taken off life support. he was shot in puerto rico on tuesday while sitting in a car outside a bar. no arrests have been made in that shooting. camacho was just 50 years old. coming up next, larry hagman lost his battle with liver cancer this weekend. a look back at his career. plus, an east bay triathlete's goal that is worth more than any medal. we'll show you a story that will make you bay area proud. so far we've been enjoying a nice start to the holiday weekend outside. we're seeing 50s and 60s currently. and of course we've got the big game coming up at san jose
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state, spartans versus louisiana tech. the weather will be on the side of the spartans as we see the numbers in the mid 50s this evening. but get ready for big changes with rain and wind in your seven-day forecast. a look at that when we come right back. make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit today.
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tv lovers are remembering larry hagman tonight. the actor died yesterday at a dallas hospital from complications of cancer. he was best known as larger than life texan j.r. ewing on the popular nighttime soap opera "dallas." he first became known to a national audience in the 1960s playing an astronaut living with a jeanie in "i dream of
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jeannie." fans stopped by the real south fork ranch today to pay tribute to hagman and the character for which he was so very famous. >> watching it, every single one. my parent, me, my sister. we couldn't wait for "dallas." >> a very sad day, but nonetheless, it's just very amazing how the show has endured for so long. and it just will live forever. >> hagman had health setbacks in the 1990s when he suffered from cirrhosis of the liver. in 1995, he received a liver transplant that saved his life. after that, hagman used his celebrity to raise awareness of organ donation. hagman was 81 years old. training for a triathlon is a huge commitment. and for most triathletes, it is really about competing. but for other triathletes, there is a different motivation. garvin thomas introduces us to an east bay man with a unique inspiration to compete. it is tonight's bay area proud.
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>> reporter: on the bike jonath jonathan rigby uses in triathlons, there are 24 gears. in life there is butt single speed. >> first. life is fast. >> reporter: husband, father, ceo, triathlete, the way jonathan attacks life, you'd think there was something chasing him. and in a way, there is. his disease. jonathan is a type 1 diabetic. >> you are constantly in fear of the diabetes, i don't mind admitting. so you have to take control of it. >> reporter: and training for triathlons, sometimes as much as 16 hours a week is one way jonathan has learned to control his. he has since successfully finished 11 triathlons, successfully transformed himself into a role model. >> if you try hard, you can actually overcome this
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condition, and you can prevent it overcoming you. >> reporter: still, jonathan has an urge to do more. and after completing this year's ironman uk, jonathan went in search of what that was. at the end of that search was a 6-year-old girl. >> just watch where you put your feet. and always hold on with your hands. >> reporter: kylie espinoza is also a type 1 diabetic. like others with her condition, kylie was looking at five to six insulin injection as day for as far as her little eyes could see. jonathan, however, saw a way around it. he used sponsorship money raised through his triathlons to give to kylie something her family couldn't afford, her insurance company declined to pay for. it's called an omni pod, the world's first tubeless insulin pump. >> it's amazing. i mean how do you -- how do you say thank you to somebody that gave your child something that
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you couldn't even give them. >> reporter: kylie and jonathan have seen each other a number of times since his donation, and likely will see each other many more. >> this is really a boost for making me continue to get up in the morning, continue to run in the rain and swim outside in the dark. and knowing that i can help to raise some money and help other children like kylie. >> you can see yourself. >>. >> reporter: two people brought together by a disease, bonded by life for a desire to give back. >> give me a kiss. bye-bye. >> reporter: garvin thomas, nbc bay area news. >> meteorologist rob mayeda is also training for a race. but it's got to make it a little easier to get up and run in the rain when you have a little girl like that depending on you. >> absolutely. what a wonderful story that was, and inspirational for many folks. if you did happen to do any running around the bay area today, wanting to work off some of the calorie others the last couple of days, a nice weather forecast for it. we had 60s to near 70 around the
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bay area earlier. right now christmas in the park is looking forward to some of the next big holidays on the map. you can see we've got mainly clear fog-free conditions in san jose. still 60 for now. but it should be cooling into the mid-40s a little bit later on tonight. temperatures around san francisco 58 degrees. 61 currently in oakland. not too much wind out there. but the wind direction has changed overnight into this morning. light offshore breeze, now the sea breeze starting to pick back up. that should eventually pull some low clouds towards the coast. next 24 hours, speaking of the low clouds, here they come. right along the coast, spilling locally inland tomorrow morning, along the patchy north and east bay fog. we'll see for the early morning hours. and mostly sunny for the afternoon. but some patches of low clouds perhaps lingering south of pillar point dur ing the day on sunday afternoon. no worries about rain for now. storm track will stay mainly north of eureka, at least for the next few days. however, things are changing here in the central pacific that will bring some rather wet and windy conditions our way by wednesday. from now through roughly tuesday, we're going to see temperatures cooling a bit.
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high pressure will weaken, but hold its ground enough to keep rain out of the forecast. come wednesday, we're going to have a deep area of low pressure offshore that is going to bring in one round of locally heavy rain on wednesday. on wednesday, maybe a brief break thursday. a couple of days of this thing sitting over the waters is eventually going to start to push some big waves towards the coast. some computer models indicate by friday waves reaching 20 feet around friday and saturday. the first wave will be the rain and the windy conditions, and then the big surf arriving on the coast friday into the weekend. just a little chilly tonight. low to mid-40s. closer to 50 in san francisco. looking at low clouds and patchy fog. really, the only main weather concern here as we watch everyone heading home travel time late tomorrow into monday. no rain in the forecast, though. 67 san jose. maybe near 70 around pleasanton. up around 60 livermore. 64 degrees san francisco. and mid- to upper 60s around the north bay. so the next three days looks fine for outdoor plans. but we will see more clouds on
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tuesday. then the rain comes in. midweek, everything changes. we're going to see the wind pick up probably at least 20 to 30 miles per hour. maybe some higher gusts. that's the one-two punch for wednesday. then thursday the storm track should shift into the north bay. most of the bay area should get a brief break. then friday into saturday, here we go again. another shot of rain coming in, and big surf on the coast. unlike systems we've seen before, this one will have more wind and big surf coming in towards the end of the week. >> all right. thank you very much, rob. and we'll be right back.
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it may come as a bit of a surprise to some people in silicon valley where the keyboard is king, but california has decided to keep cursive in the classroom. california is one of only a handful of states that says it is important to keep teaching kids the skill of cursive writing. it has been a growing trend across the nation not to teach kids to write in cursive. critics say it is a waste of time and out of date in a digitized society. but supporters say it helps
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develop motor skills, reinforces literacy and gives students a way to develop their own unique stamp of identity. california educators say it will remain a third grade classroom staple, at least for now. and we'll be right back with sports.
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welcome back. a trip to the pac-12 championship game is on the line. stanford beat oregon last week, but there is still a debate over which team is the best team in
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the pac-12 north. now both teams entered today's action 7-1 in the division. a victory by oregon forces stanford to win tonight in order to advance to the title game. let's get to some action. beginning with the fifth-ranked ducks, who faced 15th ranked oregon state in the civil war rivalry game. 20-17, ducks. second and goal de'anthony thomas charges into the end zone. five yards score to make it 27-17. moments later after a beavers fumble, thomas again. this time 29-yard touchdown, his third td of the day. 34-17, oregon. fourth quarter, kenjon barner with the one-yard run. that would be enough. ducks win, 48-24. but stanford cardinal fan don't sweat it. right now you're looking pretty good. you're beating ucla, 34-17 in
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the fourth quarter. stephan taylor has two touchdowns. if stanford wins, these two teams, stanford and ucla will meet again in the pac-12 title game friday night. all right. over to stanford hoops, facing minnesota. battle for atlanta's tournament. 18 seconds left in the game. stanford down two. dwight powell attempts a dunk. he is fouled by trevor. he made both free throws. but get a look at this. minnesota ball at nine seconds left. powell knocks the ball away. holland recovers, takes the shot at half-court, and get this, 0.4 seconds left and chase wendell fouls him. he would make all three free throws. stanford loses a heartbreaker, 66-63. all right. over to football. if last year's play-off game was any indication, red and gold fans are in for another wild one
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tomorrow. in louisiana, as the 49ers meet up with the saints, our mindi bach provides the preview from new orleans. >> reporter: no mart who is under center for 49ers on sunday, as the saying goes, the team must pack its defense to win on the road. and the 49ers defense is all too familiar with the quarterback it will face here at the superdome. drew brees has already thrown for more than 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns as he leads the league's second most prolific passing attack. >> pretty proficient and explosive. any time you've got a quarterback of brees' ability and stature playing in the same offense now for six or seven years, with a lot of the same guys around him and with all the talent they have, at receiver, tight end and running backs, you know, it's a tough, tough task to throe slow those guys down. >> the team is playing -- playing high-level football on offense, on defense, on special teams. you find some statistic where they ranked in the 20s or the
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30s or they're number one or number -- they're in the teens, experience, every week is a new week. every week is its own game, its own sprint. and i find that that doesn't matter, make that big of a difference very often. >> the 49ers win over the saints in last season's nfc game broke a string of six straight losses to the saints. their last win before that came here at the superdome in 2002. that was led by defensive performance by the 49ers when they beat new orleans, 38-0. at the superdome, mindi bach, nbc bay area. >> thank you, mind i. by the way, still no word on who will start at quarterback for the 49ers tomorrow. also, san jose state ready to take on san jose tech at 7:30 at spartan stadium. the spartans going for their tenth win of the season. these guys can play, chris. >> i know. lots of folks in the south bay
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waiting to see that one. the weather is going to be perfect. thank you, henry. we'll see you at 11:00. and thank you for choosing nbc bay area news at 6:00. "tech now" is up next. we'll see you back here at 11:00. until then, have a nice dinner and a good night. coming up next on "tech now," raw power, a killer laptop aimed at gamers. a startup that has a silent way to cut your commute time in half. we'll take you to the company cutting through politics to make the world a smaller place. and meet the man at google who has just been handed $300 million to find the next google. from the tech museum of innovation in the heart of silicon valley, i'm scott budman. this is "tech now." thanks for watching. we love tech startups on the show, an


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