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uncertain future. there were ups, downs, milestones and complications. but today the biggest milestone of all, being able to leave the hospital. san francisco general released this photo of bryan stow and his family leaving the hospital, although not under his own power the doctors saying he was cognizant and even talking's transferred to an undisclosed rehabilitation center. >> when bryan came here, he was in a comatose state and when he left us today, he was able to begin to speak, interact with his family and he is now beginning to eat as well and he is making dramatic progress. >> reporter: he still can't stand up or walk but the doctor said stow is able to move his body and sit up on his own. >> i had a report back from the hospital that he has now gone to and one might have colleagues said she mentioned my name to bryan and she said he said, tell him he said
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hello. >> reporter: he was beaten in the parking lot of dodger stadium. he had gone it cheer on the giants on opening day but was attacked by men wearing dodger jerseys after the game. >> this was an extremely complicated and very difficult case taking care of bryan stow. >> reporter: the stow family has requested that the name of the rehab center not be released to allow him privacy as he begins a new phase of his recovery. now, mr. stow's recovery to this point has been very remarkable but as we mentioned at the top, it's a very uncertain future because brain injury patients really haven't reached this point before. they are treading new ground here when it comes to the treatment of these types of illnesses and injuries to the brain. so he is going into rehab. he is said to be at the best rehab facility in the area and it's going to be a couple of days before his family lets him get settled in before they start talking about where he is
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and his progress going from here. elizabeth, back to you. >> thank you. oakland police chief anthony batts is leaving that post after just two years on the job. batts is saying tonight that the landscape in oakland has changed and as chief, his hands have been tied. he didn't mention anything about his at times strained relationship with mayor jean quan. she abruptly left the press conference about batts' resignation. christin ayers talked with the chief at police headquarters just before he made his announcement. >> this may be my last news interview as chief of police. >> reporter: the police chief tony batts says the build-up of bureaucracy is driving him out. speaking to cbs 5 minutes before his public press conference he said his hands are tied here. >> i feel that i don't have full control of the oakland police department. i don't have the ability to make the decisions that i want to make or run the organization the style that i would like to run this police organization.
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>> reporter: but what the chief would not do is implicate the mayor it what at times appeared to be a tense press conference. >> well, i'm going to stay very high brow and above the fray and i'm not going to get into muck and the mud. >> reporter: it was jean quan's vote two weeks ago that tabled a hard-hitting crime crackdown that the police chief publicly supported. quan herself wouldn't answer questions today lashing out at one reporter for asking about her anticurfew antigang injunction vote. >> you're incorrect. had i know the voted yes, it would have died. >> reporter: some say it is this community that will suffer after batts resigns. >> it was a surprise. i think it was a surprise to all of us that he resigned. >> reporter: with a department that's been slashed by 20% and a murder rate that could be 100 by the end of the year, morale is low under officers and citizens alike. >> i think morale, our officers are doing the best they can in a very difficult situation. >> reporter: the question of course is what's next for chief batts. he did mention that he has
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beened off a job by harvard university as a researcher and part-time teacher. but allen, he has not yet accepted any position. >> so what happens in the meantime as the mayor hasn't said who she would appoint as interim, has she? >> reporter: she has not. but the chief did talk about the possibility of assistant chief howard jordan stepping in again as the interim chief as he did before batts came on board but that is still unclear. chief batts has until mid- november before he leaves and the position is open. >> thank you, christin ayers in oakland. the gunman suspected of killing three coworkers at a cupertino quarry last week wasn't killed by police officers but a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. the santa clara county coroner's office says shareef allman's own bullet killed him. authorities believed allman was killed by deputies who opened fire after he threatened them with a handgun. meanwhile, one of the victims killed in that shooting was laid to rest today at oak hill funeral home in san jose. 48-year-old manuel pinon was in
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the early morning meeting when allman suddenly opened fire. pinon's family says the last six days have been a nightmare. he leaves behind five adult children and a wife of 27 years. demonstrators marched through new york city's wealthiest zip codes today to protest a looming tax cut for the state's richest residents. the so-called millionaires march visited the homes of manhattan's megarich including oil tycoon david koch, a hedge fund manager and rupert murdoch. the three combined are worth nearly $45 billion. and they are goingget to keep more of that money. that's after that state's 2% tax on millionaires expires in december. that tax generates up to $5 billion a year in revenue and the protestors want to keep it in place. meanwhile, "occupy sf" is back in swing. police say they cleared the protestors yesterday from their location in front of the federal building on market street. but we sent a crew out today and as you see, the encampment
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is back. we are told another protest is planned for tomorrow morning. and an "occupy oakland" protest is now about 24 hours old. about 75 people were there this afternoon at frank ogawa plaza. the mission is to reclaim public space and mobilize real resistance. the obama administration says it has broken up a plan to assassinate the saudi ambassador on u.s. soil. the plot we'reled to came from agents of the iranian government that were behind the plot, we're told. danielle nottingham reports. reporter: federal officials say they have broken up a plot by agents of the iranian government to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states, abdel al-jubeir on american soil. >> this conspiracy was conceived, sponsored and was directed from iran and constitutes a flagrant violation of u.s. and
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international law. >> reporter: attorney general eric holder says the justice department will take action against the iranian government as early as tuesday. >> we will not let other countries use our soil as their battleground. >> reporter: two people were charged in federal court in new york. federal agents say one of them, gholam shakuri is a member of iran's special operations unit known as the quds force and is still at large in iran. federal agents arrested 56-year- old manssor arbabsiar, an american and iranian citizen, at jfk airport in new york on september 29th. the justice department says arbabsiar offered an undercover dea agent posing as a member of a mexican drug cartel $1.5 million to carry out the assassination with bombs. a spokesman for the iranian mission to the united nations says the country's government categorically rejects what he calls the baseless allegations.
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secretary of state hillary clinton says the thwarted plot will further isolate the country. >> this kind of action, which violates international norms, must be ended. >> reporter: the justice department says no one was ever in danger. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. a few dozen sick out of thousands of people. the mumps at cal still spreading. why despite thousands of vaccine doses it's difficult to keep the outbreak under control. >> we don't center to pound it, cut it, break into the bones. we just consume it. >> hunting and gathering is credited for keeping our ancestors fit. how we can get the same benefits without actually going out to catch our dinner. they are training to save you and me. that might not be true for everyone in your family. a special course for bay area firefighters. ,,,,,,
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with an ideal environment fr uc officials are acting
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swiftly to contain a mumps outbreak on the cal campus. with an ideal environment for the disease to spread, students and faculty are on edge. ann notarangelo is live in berkeley where free vaccinations are being administered today. ann. reporter: this was the second mumps vaccination clinic. they had one last week and innoculated about 1400 students, today another 800. they are going to continue these clinics because they don't think this outbreak is going to end anytime soon. >> i'm not as concerned as i probably should be. i just don't have time to get sick. [ bells ring ] >> reporter: time is a big deal on this campus. in fact, students seem more concerned about how long the muffins vaccine line would take than actually getting the disease. but another person is the exception. >> i'm very scared. i have been seeing flyers everywhere about mumps and then this morning i woke up with rashes so i was nervous about all the symptoms. >> reporter: the california department of health says there are nine confirmed cases of mumps on campus and three to five other cases being investigated. a student who traveled to europe likely brought it back
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and it spread like the common combed. a college campus with high density house something a monstrous petrie dish. >> a couple of my friends got the muffins. they have been in bed for a couple of days not able to do anything with the mumps. >> reporter: most students who get it will recover but mumps can cause stir result on develop into meningitis or encephalitis and cause sterility. the state gave the university 5,000 dose to administer free of charge to students, staff an faculty. students with the disease are told to stay in isolation. >> most of these facilities don't have endless capacity for isolation rooms, neither do fraternities, sororities or co- ops. so i would say the impact on the university so far has been small but the potential is great. >> reporter: it only took about 20 minutes to get the vaccine today. those preoccupied with time might consider this outbreak could be around for a while. >> i think it's still very early on. this could go on for months and month and maybe many, many
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months. >> reporter: now, looking ahead this could have an impact on midterms. at some point this outbreak may affect the students in class. elizabeth, at that point the professors might have to decide whether or not to postpone the tests or maybe have the students take them off site. >> thank you, ann notarangelo. there is new evidence our earliest ancestors got the food part of it right. >> people on this diet can cure diabetes if two weeks. >> the surprising results when people started behaving more like cavemen. turns out we have good numbers here in the bay area. credit scores here are among the highest in the country. what you should know if you want to join the ranks. and we have some pretty good numbers as they go up for your wednesday. we still have fog at the coast. the complete pinpoint forecast is coming up right after this.
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de muni every day.
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i enjoy it the most when i'm with sidney. she doesn't notice that it's too crowded or that it can run a half hour late. i'm bevan dufty, and i'm running for mayor because it's not enough to just "get it done"-- we have to get it done better. sidney thinks muni is magic. we go underground and come out someplace new-- just us. i want all of us to see it that way. health is to take a giant sp backward in time. tonight dr. kim continues her series one of the first steps to good health is to take a step backward in time. tonight, dr. kim continues her series, live like a caveman. >> reporter: that giant step backward is all the way back to the stone age. for that, i needed a world class guide and i found one in berkeley.
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>> so if you've faced with a large mammal carcass like this portion of a giraffe -- >> reporter: it's not often you run into a guy with part of a giraffe leg. >> the best thing going in the stone age is to make a stone tool with a sharp edge like this big cleaver. >> reporter: meet dr. tim weiss, the indiana jones of uc- berkeley. the paleoanthropologist has dug up clues about how we lived years ago. >> this was a stone age man. >> reporter: dr. white says for almost all of our existence on earth we have been hunters and gatherers. >> our biology is still basically the same biology that we had as hunters and gatherers 100,000 years ago in africa. >> reporter: all that activity kept our ancestors muscular and fit. they ate lean wild animals and plants. today our food is highly processed and easily accessible. >> we don't center to pound it. we don't have to cut it. we don't have to break into the bones. we just consumer.
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there is very little energy that goes into that consumption. >> reporter: today, we eat less protein, fiber and potassium. more saturated fat, carbs, salt and sugar. and we don't burn it off. >> we're paying an enormous health cost for that. >> reporter: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer. would returning to the stone age diet improve our health? dr. white could not say. but the scientists at ucsf have an idea. >> it really does work. >> reporter: she and her team tested a modern-day version of the paleo diet. they ate fish, meat, vegetables and healthy fats and without losing any weight or exercising. >> everybody's blood pressure went down. in two weeks everybody's alcohol and triglyceride levels got better and the average drops was 30 points. that's the kind of drop you get by taking stat tips for six months. >> people who go on this
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diabetes can cure diabetes know two weeks. >> reporter: dramatic results in short order. this i got to try. that's right. i was so impressed with the research findings that i decided to go paleo. tomorrow at 5:00, my personal experience with the diet and why i was told i should think about staying on it for life. >> not a fad. >> not a fad. >> a lifetime change. >> a life change, absolutely right. >> look forward to that. thanks, kim. chopper 5 is over downtown berkeley now where a power outage has shut down the bart station there. passengers are being advised to use the ashby station for now. we'reled we're told it's affecting 1,000 pg&e customers. no word on when it will be fixed. tonight the senate has voted to kill president obama's american jobs act. two democrats joined 46 republicans to filibuster the $447 billion proposal. with one senator absent the vote isn't yet finalized but it would have created public works
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projects, extended unemployment benefits and tax incomes more than $1 million. checking other headlines around the bay area, some public employees in contra costa took to the streets today. unions representing custodians, social workers and librarians have been working without a contract since june. they say they are being unfairly targeted for pay and benefit cuts. construction crews carefully lowered the final section of the new press box into place at cal's renovated memorial stadium. one. largest cranes in the country was needed to put the finishing touches on the 300-foot structure. the entire renovation is slated to be finished by the 2012 football season. and san mateo county firefighters got a new lesson in life-saving today. doctors and nurses at lucille packard children's hospital gave firefighters advanced pediatric training to teach crews specialized kills to
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safety lives of children which are often different than adult life-saving skills. the gop presidential hopefuls are goingsquare off for a 7th time at a debate tonight in new hampshire. current front-runner mitt romney will be fresh off the key endorsement from new jersey governor and former party favorite chris christie. tonight's debate is important for texas governor rick perry who has seen his poll numbers drop after poor performances in some previous debates. new hampshire of course a key state for all the candidates. the first primary traditionally held there could happen as early as december. early voting is under way in san francisco for next month's municipal election. some of the mayoral candidates cast their ballots today. board of supervisors president david chiu is the first and current mayor ed lee also planned to vote today. the election offices at city hall will be open every weekday for early voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. roberta, the rain has left for now, sunny skies at least here in san francisco. what's it look like for the rest of the bay area? >> you just gave today's
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forecast because we had a little bit of everything. it continues to change hour by hour. we began the day with a little bit of leftover drizzle and areas of fog and then clearing of the skies and right now we have some of the warmest temperatures we have been experiencing all day into the 70s in the santa clara valley. it is currently 74 in san jose. warmer than in morgan hill. and then east of the bay inland temperatures climbing to 77 degrees. across the central bay we have a hint of stratus in the form of fog gathering around the golden gate bridge. otherwise, the city is clear at 67 degrees. now, let's go ahead and step outside. mount vaca looking out at clear skies. inland areas tonight, not a cloud in the sky. it will be starry. you will be able to capture that sunset along the coast even at 6:37. now, tonight, a hint of fog at the beaches and the bay. otherwise, clear skies as we begin to see the setup of an offshore flow. so here are the headlines. a full moon tonight, sunny,
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warmer for your wednesday. and in addition, we now have a special weather statement that's just been issued for high swells and extremely dangerous rip currents along the coast. we had the passage of that front yesterday. we're clearing out as high pressure sets the stage, builds in, strengthens, but out here over the open waters, we have some larger seas because of a couple of storms gathering out there. that's producing some long wave periods of swells. so by the time they hit the western beaches, like mavericks, we'll see 13-foot swells on wednesday. be careful. never never turn your back to the ocean. lots of sunshine tomorrow. temperatures in the 60s, otherwise 73 degrees in san francisco. 83 in concord and livermore. outside number will be 85. that will be in gilroy and in morgan hill. 84 around the brentwood area. 90 will be the warmest location. and that will be in your inland areas again on thursday. we'll start to see the clouds return to the bay area on
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friday. that will set the stage for mostly cloudy skies on saturday, turning partly cloudy on sunday tuesday. at this point, the computer models still out whether they want to throw rain into the saturday forecast. right now i'm going with mostly cloudy skies. >> we'll enjoy the sunshine for now. >> thank you. it's something that's become harder and harder to come by. a high credit score. >> got to work at it. but there are those who have escaped the recession unscathed. a look at what those folks are doing right.
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people who can still boast g on the the economy has not been kind to credit stores. but we found people who can still boast a big number. on the consumerwatch, julie watts explains what many here are doing right. julie. reporter: by here, we mean here, allen. according to a new study by the credit bureau experion, san francisco ranks number 5 on the list of cities with the best credit stores. so we hit the streets to get a little confirmation asking the question: what's your number?
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>> 750. >> probably around 730, 740. >> i haven't looked at it in a couple of years. >> reporter: it turns out san francisco is one of the only metropolitan cities to break the credit score top 10 list and the only city in california to make it into the top 20. wausau, wisconsin, is on top with low unemployment and debt. las vegas was 136 and bakersfield 137. both those cities have high foreclosure rates and unemployment. so some san franciscans seem to be doing something right. we thought we would ask them to share their credit secret. >> paying bills on time, obviously. >> maintaining some credit cards we have had for quite a while even though we don't use them. >> become less dependent on credit, period. >> reporter: now, experts point out while using too much credit is bad, using too little can ding you, too. consider paying small recurring bills with credit and then pay it off each month and also, a
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long credit history is crucial so don't cancel old cards. you want to use them occasionally or the creditor may actually cancel your cards for you. >> check it once a year. you can get it free, right? you should know. >> reporter: absolutely. there is one that's free provided by the government. check it to make sure your score is where it should be. >> thank you. an alleged plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states has been foiled. we'll have the latest on the arrests and iran's alleged involvement tonight on the cbs evening news. ,,,,,,
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here's what we re working or eyewitness news at 6. "...where are the jobs thaty have created " it' i'm dana king. here's something we're working on for eyewitness news at 6:00. >> where are the jobs that they have created? >> it is a battle of the sexes. why the recession is hitting women harder than men and what could be the key to getting back on your feet. birth control? for men? the new options that could change contraception forever. we'll have that's stories and much more at 6:00. >> thank you. look forward to that. >> see you then. thanks for watching us at 5:00. "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. the latest news and weather is always on >> caption colorado, llc


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