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palestinian relations >> i'm torn by two perspectives, one is the one which i have for some time which is that the palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable for them to accomplish >> mitt romney goes on to say that the only thing to do is " kick the ball down the field and hope for a resolution ". this video was posted by san francisco based magazine mother jones reportedly taken without his knowledge. >> part of the problem is not necessarily the policy that is being presented because we're really not clear on what his policy is. the bottom line is that mitt romney does not have all lot of experience in the international field >> mother jones started a media frenzy releasing video up about mitt romney talking about 47
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americans who do not pay income tax romney appeared on fox news this afternoon unapologetic about his views >> first of all of course you're right, there are a number of retirees and members of the military or not paying taxes and that is as it should be but i do believe we should have enough jobs and enough take-home pay such that people have the privilege of higher income that allows them to be paying taxes. i think people would like to be playing paying taxes >> he is caught between a rock and hard place. one would think would want to apologize because he does not want to isolate voters but on the other hand he will also be criticized for not taking a stand. >> they will vote for this president no matter what >> the obama campaign is wasting no time releasing this ad today >> i actually felt sick to my
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stomach >> on the late show with david letterman the president addressed an episode that airs tonight >> when i won in 200847% of the american people did not vote for me and what i said on election night was even though you didn't vote for me, i hear your voices and i will work as hard as i can to be your president. my expectation is that if you want to be president you need to work for everybody, not just some. >> the mitt romney camp is trying to change the conversation. earlier today he says he believes in free people. >> the teacher strike is over and chicago teachers will return to the classrooms tomorrow. they agreed to spend their
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seven day strike while they consider a contract deal. teachers walked out last week over issues such as benefits and evaluation procedures. that strike with 350,000 students idled just days after returning from their summer break. a dismal forecast, the obesity problem is not going to get better. >> this is bad news, researchers used hard evidence, height and weight measurements, to come up with an accurate prediction about the weight of our nation and the numbers are shocking. the new study suggests that half the people in 39 states will be obese by 2030. today about 36 percent of americans are obese. the projection for this date in 23 is 47%. the organization's and the
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robert wood johnson foundation use government figures for their predictions. the causes of obesity are complicated but the new study raises questions about a common chemical that is found everywhere and whether it plays a role. in 2010 this family from alamo changed how they eight in the name of science >> we're going to start using canned food and plastic bottles >> they found that our levels of bpa before the study were higher than the national average >> epa is the manufacture chemical found in canned and plastic packaged foods. laboratory studies have linked to serious health problems including cancer and earlier this year the fda banned the use of the substance in baby bottles. new research suggests it might be bad for older children. while most children have traces of bpa in their bodies
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has been shown to disrupt metabolism and help make fat cells larger. in a statement the american chemistry council says attempts to link our national obesity problem to minute exposures to chemicals found in common products are a distraction from the real efforts underway to address the important national health issue. still, they say they would rather be safe than sorry. >> i am absolutely look at everything all lot differently as i approached anything i eat or drink. >> the study does not prove that bpa causes obesity. well levels have been deemed to be safe but it has not been decided what amount if any would be a health concern. >> so much gold, it took a wheelbarrow to haul it out. all of its stashed in the home
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of a reclusive reno man who took the secret to his grave, or so he thought. a bay area woman stands to inherit the hidden treasure. >> it is really the stuff that movies are made of. a long-lost relative leaves behind a fortune. that is the real deal for a san rafael woman who learned she is entitled to $7 million worth of gold found in her cousin's house. a man died with $200 in the bank but this man was worth millions. >> i have never seen that much gold in my life or coins that old. we thought it was ammunition and we opened it up and it was roles of $20 gold pieces
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>> also found were stock options worth $165,000.2000 dollars of cash. now, who gets the fortunes? there was no will >> the first relative is a cousin in california >> and substitute wife, teacher and mother. i finally got through to her husband on the phone and he said no comment. >> i hope she really uses it for great causes of >> she was found on the list of family members who attended a for all. so why wasn't her cousin living the good life? neighbors called him a quiet precludes to stock up on guns and conspiracy theory books. >> he would come out and wave once awhile but that was as sociable as he got >> for she can get the money the irs will take its cut.
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how much depends on whether tax returns were filed directly over all those years. one report says the irs will take at least $800,000. >> i would have loved to of heard that phone call. >> they area had lines, an alameda county firefighter is hurt while fighting a fire at a san leandro restaurant. the fire was reported at the tequila and grill on east 14th street. the firefighter suffered cuts to his leg and will be ok. investigators say the fire may have started in a dumpster. >> police in redwood city want you to take a look at this surveillance video. officers want to find this burglars who broke into a home last month. private security cameras caught the man ringing the doorbell. he stole electronics and jewelry.
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>> the city council will review crime numbers and at the same time across town the police officers association will be teaching residents crime- prevention tips. the city is on pace to top last year's mark of 39 homicides and all this comes as the police chief plans to retire in january. >> jobs available in the california wine country and how much they pay. >> the bay area is basking in sunshine. a glorious picture right here looking out toward the golden gate park. we are sunny but we are not warm. >> space shuttle endeavor farewell flight. ,,,,,,,,
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>> harvest time in one country and the crop looks good
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>> but the problem is there are not enough workers. >> this is the best year since 2006. these grapes are absolutely gorgeous but who will pick them? >> somebody on this side is harvesting and somebody on the other side >> but it is difficult for them to find anyone on either side >> they have only 18 of the 40 workers they count on to start picking >> in the past few years it really has dwindled down. >> recent harvest that have not been profitable for workers and immigration issues that have kept traditional mexican work force in mexico. isaac is a fourth generation roar >> it is weird now to have nobody coming in. >> workers can make up to $120
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per day. in a typical year tim would not be considered experienced enough to harvest this year is different >> if i'm not running to attract rival be helping the crew getting grapes in the bins >> news of the worker shortage has spread. fewer seasonal workers are available to work the field. this radio report generated new leads including a request for a pastor in san jose for his congregation >> by the afternoon my phone was ringing >> the business is evolving in the old world will soon be forced to increase the new world with more machines likely filling these rows. it is sad to you lose the human touch but isaac thinks it will never be completely eliminated. >> some people still want hand- picked on the back of the bottle. besides my relationship with my crew i don't see any reason not to use them. they have contacted the
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>> they have located a hiring a contractor just in case. >> it is the shuttle endeavour's final flight and the bay area is the destination on the historic flight over. where and when you have the best chances of getting a glimpse. [ male announcer ] it started long ago.
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>> the bay area will play a big role in endeavour's final flight. endeavor will be piggybacking on top of a modified 747 to its new home in l.a.. along the way it will fly over the state capitol in sacramento and near the golden gate bridge before flying over nasa. you'll also be able to see it at the bay area discovery museum and the monterey bay aquarium. >> nasa ames research center gave us a look into space from a bay area deal. the center showed off one of its five simulators that astronauts use before going into
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space. we're told that the simulators are as close as it can get to the real deal. a m friday of the shuttle will make its final flight over ames. the event is free and gates will open at 6:00 a.m. that morning. endeavor will fly to its permanent home in l.a.. >> next month there will be a parade down city streets. trees need to be cut down and cables need to be adjusted to make sure there's enough room for the shuttle to go by. we put all the details about the journey on our website cbs has stepped up on. >> the city is wrapping up in nearly a decade strong infrastructure upgrade and if
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the job is done right you will never notice. crews broke ground on a retrofit of the reservoir. workers will lay out 37,000 t of cement to ensure the 60 year- old facility will hold up in an earthquake. the mayor says the hurricane katrina was a powerful reminder of why there is no time to waste. >> we're doing it the right way here in san francisco. the responsible thing is to invest and make sure there seismically safe. >> the reservoir holds 15% of the city's drinking water >> changes are coming on the golden gate bridge to help keep the traffic moving. >> before we got in the car my dad would say does anyone have any quarters for the poll?
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things have changed over the years and the toll is now $6 on the golden gate bridge and also, the way they collect the toll is about to change. beginning in february of next year the bridge directors have decided to go to an electronic toll collecting system. the district spokeswoman says they're going to use available technology. >> the collectors go away, there is no stopping and everyone will keep moving and they will see an improvement in the evening commute and on the friday saturday sunday commute into san francisco. we will see improvement in the congestion level. >> so how will they do this? there are three methods for collecting your poll electronically. the first is fast track and the second would be a system they will develop that takes a photograph of her license plate
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as you go through the bridge which would give you 48 hours to pay. the third way is to go into a convenience store and buy a ticket where your license plate number would be encoded on that and you pay in advance. they hope to save about $19 million over 10 years of doing this but that is only part of it. the real reason is to lighten up on some of the traffic. this all gets started coming up in february. >> pool is going hollywood this week. a movie starring vince vaughn and owen wilson is being shot in mt. view. this photograph taken of the two of them on the google campus. the movie called the internship
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about a 40 year-old salesman who gets laid off and starts an internship at google. >> it sounds like it is good weather to go to the movies. it is kind of chilly out there. >> high temperatures for many people have been kept in the '60s. even the inland locations like walnut creek, only 78. a lot of blue skies and sunshine. san jose is the most below normal at 68 when you should be at 82. 17 of the first 18 days of september have been cooler than normal. the giants and the rockies, the magic number is down to eight.
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the first pitch temperature only 59 degrees. the fog burned off about one hour earlier than yesterday. everybody is sunny, even at the coast right now. the onshore flow is still strong. low pressure off the oregon coast line but as long as it stays where it is, it will keep us relatively chilly. you get sunshine but you also be anywhere from 5-10 degrees cooler than normal. we will stay chile through thursday but milder weather moves in for friday and saturday as the onshore flow weekend. san jose is only 72. los '70s for sunnyvale, cupertino, mountain view.
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your high for mill valley, daly city only 60. cool but sunny for the next several days. saturday will be warm but the low pressure moves back closer. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> the agent go scam continues to victimize seniors in the bay area and across the country >> it is a crime so serious the san francisco da is personally getting the word out to potential victims. >> your watching a re-enactment of an actual crime plaguing the chinese community. here is surveillance video of the real thing, a crime ring
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preying on cultural superstitions >> they will approach them and say maybe there is a ghost with you >> he joined the dea and the san francisco police have one of three scheduled community meetings aimed at educating the elderly chinese community about eight targeted scam. attendees watched a re- enactment of a crime that begins when female, artists convicts, convinces elderly victims that they're being followed by spirits. the scam has been hand over all their valuables for a blessing. the d.a. confiscated $850,000 worth of valuables from six suspects trying to leave the country. >> we'd know it occurs in china and there are cases in boston, new york, chicago, l.a. and san francisco >> with approximately 50 reported victim so far of the da
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believes there are more. >> they are embarrassed and they don't want to report it to the police which is why we need to educate our seniors. >> the suspects were arrested and are believed to be from china and are facing charges of grand theft, extortion and fraud. police hope the publicity will motivate more victims to come forward. it was a call. >> education is the key >> especially in situations like this. it is their,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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