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good afternoon, everybody, developing news, officials at san francisco general hospital confirmed what abc 7 news first reported yechd a body nound a hospital stairwell is that of a patient missing for more than two weeks. >> 57-year-old lynn spaulding admitted for an infection september 19th but disappeared two days later. an engineer conducting an inspection found spaulding's body yesterday. so how could a patient go missing inside of a hospital 17 days? a spokesman for spaulding's family say they want answer autos we want to know what protocols for search are, were those followed? when was the
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first search? are there cameras covering entrances and exits? are those cameras working? were they working the day of the disappearance? if they are not now in place or working how long is it going to take to get down to radio shack and get cameras? this is ridiculous. >> officials and police are investigating but at this point they admit they don't know what happened. >> more legal troubles for alden smith, shots were fired and another man stabbed in a party in june, 2012. the district attorney says it's investigation found three fire warms were illegal assault weapons under california law. he's undergoing treatment following a dui arrest. niner's coach did make a brief comment today. >> we're accountable for
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actions good, and bad. so there is a process that will take place. and... with i don't feel i need to comment further on this. >> smith expected to surrender later this month. if convicted facing up to four years in jail and likely to face suspension from the nfl. >> remain of four soldiers killed in afghanistan arrived back in the united states today. the trip comes at the obama administration scrambled to quash a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families. a charity agreed to cover the cost during that shut down. >> good evening, larry and carolyn. president met with house democrats and tomorrow will meet with house republicans. baby steps at least there are
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meetings but there has been no progress to military families. >> it was a somber ceremony today, chuck haigel there to meet flag dash draped casket carrying cody patterson, killed in afghanistan. since the shut down began, 26 u.s. service members died, six in afghanistan. because of furloughs at the pentagon, paper work is piling up and families of those service members are asked to sacrifice even more. they haven't received a so called death benefit, a $100,000 payment usually issued within three days of notification of death. >> it's unthinkable these would not be available. >> thanks to a military charity, they will be. the fisher house foundation will provide benefits. when the shut down ends, the pentagon will reimburse the charity. >> this should rise above
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political divide. >> to those say it's a minimal impact, remember the families. >> the funds are available for families to travel to dover and for funeral costs and expense autos just hard to think they're going to go through this, one have one more thing to worry about. >> the secretary issued a warning and says if the shut down drags on, va cannot guarantee checks will go out to more than five million beneficiaries on november 1. >> restoration will come as well come news for the family of jennifer moreno. the nursing school graduate is one of the four soldiers killed in sunday's suicide bombing. family and friends in san diego had established a facebook page to raise money to help cover the cost of bringing her body home to san diego. and they were outraged they
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had to take the step autos she sacrificed for her country. there is no execution. >> governor brown ordered flags over the state capitol to be flown at half staff today. in her honor. we have a live shot at usf. >> nearly two dozen people have been issued citations for entering grand canyon national park. rangers say people were caught at south rim on trails or trying to sneak in through dirt roads. a state highway was closed after park officials found tourist reez moving barricades at overlooks along the road. law enforcement is patrolling around the clock. most other park employees, though vrx been furloughed. >> coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00 you'll hear from bay area students upset about the cancellation of the weekend's sand castle contest. another part of the impact of the shut down. >> tomorrow is the last day of
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the cooling off that kept trains running for two months. friday is the first day bart could strike. and laura anthony is live with the latest. any movement? >> not really. both sides told us they cannot talk about any contracts but we did try to press them on and here is what they told us. >> be prepared. be prepared. >> with just one day to go at least one union leader says she cannot guarantee there will be no bart strike friday morning. >> anything is possible. it's not what we're talking about. we're talking about a resolution a built to do that is there. >> as for negotiations both sides are now bound by a gag order but hint there was
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progress on primary issues involving wages and pension. >> i think both sides want to get it done. whether or not there is money to get it resolved is another issue. >> unions not required to give notice if they go out on strike but have as a courtesy to the public. >> behind the scenes bart is preparing for a strike including chartering 800 buses to carry passengers to and from san francisco. >> like the last strike the ferry service is planning to run additional boats from the east bay to carry passenger as cross the bay. >> casual carpooling is another fall back. those not wanting to wait can go to 511.org to coordinate a ride. >> if there is a strike be sure to check out resources on abc 7 news.com including alternative transit as well as
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realtime traffic maps. and follow us on twitter on abc 7 news bay area for breaking news updates. >> san francisco judge ordered accused mastermind behind a massive online drug marketplace to be transfered to new york to face charges there. the 29-year-old ross albrikt accused of running a black market web site silk road arrested last week in glenn park library. today in court he waived a right to fight extradition agreeing to remain in custody without bail. authorities start add resting suspected drug dealer autos there is an explosion of target store openings in the bay area, three open in san francisco, san rafael and ala immediate yachl the new store in san francisco's western edition resulted in hiring of 300 people. 80% coming from the city. 300 more hired in san raf yes.
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a property owner paid 250,000ses today local business that's might be impacted by the store. >> water and mud causing big problems, take a look at left hand lanes of interstate five, covered in mud. so this is a huge mess. it's believed a clogged storm drain is the cause this, is happening sun valley just north of los angeles and there is a bulldozer you can see now. behind shrubs there. they're trying to get the mud cleared but the area is getting rain during the first storm this season. so a massive clean up. >> it's a mess there. and a cold weather system brought a dusting of snow to tahoe resorts. >> this is a second of the week. you can see this on the camera. showing some snow remaining
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today along highway 50. >> here is a look at heavenly ski resort. unusual see this much snow now. >> yes. it's early for that. it was a dusting and lighter than we had forecast and we've got clear skies with exception of the one spot of this isolated shower activity in the higher terrain here. we said yesterday there may be isolated showers in south bay mountains. sheer what's happening in the sierra now. winter weather advisory remains in affect nor area south of yosemite until 5:00 in the morning. bay area now, blue skies over the bay here at abc 7. mid up toer 60s in oakland.
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another beautiful view from sutro tower, temperatures in the 70s in fairfield concord and livermore, take a look at the first forecast. we look westward, we'll see clear, cool conditions, sunny in the morning, mild into afternoon tomorrow, i'll have a look at the weekend forecast coming up later. >> thank you. still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 warning from central valley facilities linked to that outbreak of salmonela. abc's dr. richard beser weighs in. >> he's got a great nose. the bay area police dog that recovered a stash of money and illegal drugs. then, at 4:30... >> president obama's choice of janet yellen to be the next president of the federal reserve could change the monetary policy to a west coast point of view.
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>> and michael finney will answer your questions live just a little bit later. you can contact michael live on abc 7 and on twitter. >> at 4 ln 12 a look at the afternoon commute. it's bumper to bumper downtown into san francisco skyway head together east bay. that is oncoming traffic lower deck of the bay bridge. much better on the righthand side of the screen. back with more on abc 7 to thosuffered in silence... hoped... and lived in a state of fear... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage.
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agriculture department is threatening to shut down three central valley poultry processing plants linked to an outbreak that sickened nearly 300 people. usda has given foster farms until tomorrow to dell the -- tell the department how it will fix the problem, so far the company has not recalled products. usda says the conditions in the plants could pose a serious ongoing threat to public health. the cdc says the outbreak is serious enough that it's called in experts furloughed in the shut down to respond. some of the strains are resistant to antibiotics. most of the people sickened are here in california. more than 40% of those who took ill had to go to the hospital. abc news medical editor says cooking the meat to 165 degrees will kill germs and we all need to get into that habit. >> over half of all chickens are contaminated with either salmonela or another dangerous germ.
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have you to assume any chicken, any brand likely has a dangerous germ. are you to cook it, handle ate cordingly. >> we do have more information for you about this outbreak including the serial numbers of the packages on our web site just go to abc 7 news.com. >> a bay area high hiring spree for general electric. >> hi, emily. >> good afternoon. world wide personal computer shipments fell nearly 9% in the third quarter. according to market research firm lackluster demand from students pushed sales to lowest levels since 2008. ge is on a hiring spree near san francisco. the company hiring 800 workers, that is twice as many programmers and engineers as planned for its software development hub after sales of service has exceeded kpekt taigss.
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ahead of the company ipo, twitter announcing a new partnership with comcast, providing links on the twitter pages of various shows letting users record or watch programs on comcast cable service that starts next month. and stocks closing mostly up today with dow and s and p rebounding. your bloomberg silicon valley closing up. samsung unveiled world's first curved smart phone today. the galaxy round features a 5.7 inch curved display. samsung says it's designed to make the screen viewable from different angles and to make the phone more comfortable to hold. it goes on sale today just over a thousand u.s. dollars. as of now, samsung has not announced plans to sell it in other countries so we'll have to wait.
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from bloomberg studios in san francisco, larry, carolyn, back to you. >> thank you. >> a $2500 reward being offer forward a dog that got loose at sf tho. week. got a picture of the guy. his name is larry. >> looks like a deer. >> yes. >> a tan and white greyhound was being flown to british columbia for adoption on monday. an employee let larry out of the crate. when the flight was delayed larry ran off. you never know what a larry is going to do. this guy's name is skuz. -- zues. he's a god of a special drug team. the police department tweeted thought photo sitting in front of the 100 pounds of marijuana that he sniffed out yesterday. officers served a warrant in santa clara county investigators say the canine help read cover 75,000s ndz cash. zues assigned to santa clara county specialized enforcement team. >> good work.
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>> absolutely. >> the name too,. >> yes. >> let's dmek now with spencer christian. >> you want to talk about weather, we're five of seven tomorrow in oakland. >> first pitch between a's and tigers? >> yes. >> so where great conditions for baseball. if they can get a hold it should carry out of the frame. here is a look at clear sunny skies right now as you can see from our camera. mild pattern tomorrow, friday, warmer even this weekend. so satellite shows a cold low pressure system brought us some twists and turns. it will be moving out tonight. as it does, we'll start our forecast at 7:00 this evening. it's a circulation bringing cool air down through the bay
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area and cool nights we'll warm up over the weekend. overnight this night look for clear skies chilly in north bay valleys we'll see upper 40s in santa cruz ask half moon bay. we'll see mainly lows around or just above 50 over of the remainder of the bay area, then, tomorrow, sunny skies nooft noon. and clouds could linger so let's call it mostly sunny there. high temperatures up to 72 in san jose. and cupertino highs upper 60s to low 70s. breezy on the coast. still mild. downtown a high of 67, 64 in the sunset district.
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74 santa rosa. uniform highs on the east bay. 73 castro valley. 76 in fairfield and antioch. here is the accu-weather forecast. it's going to be seven lovely day heads. over the weekend we'll see highs around 80 degrees and 82 inland friday. upper 70s around the bay. mid-60s on the coast. it doesn't get much nicer than that. talking nice warm weather moving into the second half of october. >> thank you. >> okay. >> coming up next, writing thank you cards can be a drag for some. now, you can have it done for you. plus... >> it's not working. >> oh, my god. a 5-year-old boy feels pain of the government shut down because his favorite web site
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is gone. the explanation he got from mom. >> and you've been showing us your a's pride this, young fan is happy after catching a fwhaul a recent game and will be keeping that souvenir. >> by the way a's announce rookie sunny gray going to pitch against justin berlander. we want to see your photos if you're going to the game. you can share them with us on facebook or on twitter on
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so you can be ready for whatever comes your way. enroll today at coveredca.com. 6. a school in pennsylvania is getting attention for banning halloween. the principal at englewood school sent a letter home with the subject no halloween parade or celebrations. the principal says it's a religious holiday and dressing in costumes could violate school district policy. parents have had mixed reactions. >> i can't explain how, you know, infuriated i am with this. we're taking out halloween? >> we kept our kids home on that day because they didn't participate in it.
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sometimes they'd just sit in the office. >> the school district says it's policies only apply to the classroom and rather, classroom instruction. the decision whether to hold parties was up to principals in the district. >> i thought when little kids did the parade that was one of the great moments. right? >> right. back in pennsylvania, different. are you one of the people who puts off writing thank you cards carolyn? >> larry? >> there is an apf for that. a pen moves the pen back and forth. the creator says it adds human element to messages. >> just type your note and the computer will do the rest. i wonder if it simulates your style hand. they'd never be able to read my hand writing. >> each note costs $5. >> the company hopes to offer a variety of styles so you'll be able to find one to match
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your own. >> coming up at 4:00 challenges for president obama's nom know for federal reserve chair. >> more needs to be done to strengthen the recovery. >> janet yellen well known in the bay area. you'll hear from one of her colleagues next. >> san francisco fire department tests are on trial. some say they're flawed. also... >> three two,, three. two.. >> also, a plea from a father of a 9-year-old boy who snuck on to a plane. he says his son just slipped away. >> i'm abc 7 news morning news anchor, are you stressing about bart? we're listening. abc 7 news wants to know how another strike would affect you. post your video message on instagram, twitter and facebook. tell us where you are and where you live. you might
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a woman has been nominated to head the nation's central bank. janet yellen is no stranger to the bay area. >> abc 7 news reporter david louie joins us live. she's no stranger to you,
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either. >> that is correct. you know that i have interviewed janet yellen many times ask covered speeches. she's touched lives of students at cal where she taught for 26 years. >> she's a proven leader z she's tough. >> president obama chose an economist. she was president of the federal reserve bank of san francisco. before that, she taught economics at uc school of business. and she was known to spot trouble earlly.. >> she sounded alarm early about the housing bubble. about excesses in the financial sector. and about the risks of a major recession shech has a keen understanding about how markets and the economy work. >> in moving up, yellen expected to focus on unemployment. >> too many americans still can't find a job and worry how they'll pay bills and provide for their families.
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the federal reserve can help if it does it's job effectively. >> critics are worried she'd focus on inflation. she brings a west coast perspective to washington. her knowledge of silicon valley and international trade may shape her leadership. >> she brings experience about what drives the silicon valley kmerks what drives the west coast economies and that is important when think being about what policies to keep that perspective in mind. >> yellen is expected to build concensus before acting. >> she's nen as being a very stable, reasonable person. she can be relentless when making up her mind on something but only having listened to all sides. she's a consensus builder. >> we have interesting facts. her first job assistant pro growers at harvard, one student was larry somers,
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yellen's chief rif yl for fed chairman. she met her husband at london school of economics. she warn btd great recession in 2007, she saw it coming and she's done rather well with her own money reporting investments worth nearly $5 million in 2012. >> us aus announced it's kurting off millions in aid to egypt. this decision comes following ouster of president morsi and the crack down by the military-backed government. a state department spokesperson says the u.s. will withhold millions in mostly military aid, until credible progress is made towards free and fair elections. >> prosecutors say an under cover police officer participated on a violent attack on an asuv driver. that officer was charged with gang assault in court today. prosecutor saitz video shows him smashing the suv rear
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window then kicking the passenger side where a 2-year-old child was sitting. the defense says he was 12 feet way when the driver was attacked. >> there is an unusual case in san francisco superior court. a jury being asked not to decide fate of an individual, judging a process. under skrut nirks san francisco fire department's promotional exam system. >> fire chief is expected to be called to testify so she declined to talk about this case that is shaking her department. at the same time last year, that san francisco fire chief was pinning badges on a graduating class, 15 veteran and retired firefighters were suing the department. the case now being heard by a jury which must decide if they were denied promotion because
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test scores were altered. >> deputy chief was one of the so called raiders, brought in to grade the exam. he testified his ratings on the written tests were changed. the plaintiffs attorney says it may not have been done intentionally, but those kinds of alterations cost clients promotions. >> we realized there were so many errors and so many changes to scores and so many people did not receive scores for what they'd done tharkts examination is invalid. >> it will be looked at average performance, then, below average performance. >> he's accused of making changes and getting rid of answer sheets. deputy city attorney is defending him, and the process. >> why was he altering scores? >> he corrected scores. did he not alter scores.
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he identified scoring errors made by some raters and corrected them. >> more than 700 firefighters took that exam in 2008. the first city offered in more than a decade. >> he'd within doing it a long time, doing the job, then, you know, then a test result came out. and you're a failure. >> one of the plaintiffs in this case, that at the core is an age discrimination suit. and their attorney argues those 40 and old flunked the test. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> renowned actor peter coyote staged a protest today joined bit wife of a documentary film maker jailed bit chinese government five years ago. she hoped to drop off birthday
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letters for her husband but the consulate never opened its doors. >> when he traveled around and interviewed every day tibetans we said they're we're glad for the games but we're not allowed to go. >> the chinese consulate did not comment about the detention. a local organization is working to bring him to san francisco when freed next july. >> still to come on abc 7 news at 4:00 all you need is an app to get money out of an atm. >> watch out, rory mcel roy this, kid has gfl golfing skills, he's only three years old. >> today 7 on your side is just ahead, i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook so you can contact me right now on facebook.com and
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on twitter at m finny. i'll answer questions here live a little bit later. >> beautiful sunny afternoon over the bay looking down from our mount tam camera. that is all i've got. the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> a lot of suspense for folks trying to head home on interstate 680 in walnut creek. it's really sluggish. stay with us. more still to come on abc 7 news at 4:00. jc: lunch at that ron: i'm sorry, who are you? jc: i'm your coworker! c'mon guys. i'm driving. hey, you guys comfortable? it's best-in-class rear legroom. and with a turbo engine that gets 35 highway m-p-g. you know j.d. power ranked passat the most appealing midsize car two years in a row? i bet, uh, dan here wishes somebody found him most appealing two years in a row. ron: it's ron jc: ron... exactly. vo: get 0 down, 0 due at signing, 0 deposit, and 0 first month's payment on passat or any new 2014 volkswagen.
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>> it's gone. no. >> there is a government shut down. the federal government is shut down. >> no! no! >> those are the tears of a 5-year-old boy on day one of the federal shut douchblt his mother is a tv newscaster in orlando. she says he found his favorite web site, nasa.gov shut down. he plays games there every day, or d an employee saying i hope we'll have everything back online for you soon. >> it's funny i've seen spence spencer do that in the weather department. rory mcel roy may be ireland's favorite golfer but take a look at this 3-year-old from dublin he's getting those
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curby balls into play houses but he's good, about 15 feet away. take a look at the stroke. >> that is nice. >> he's doing well. >> his father posted the video saying phil mickelson is jealous of this kid's short game. anyone would be and he's having a great time. >> very nice. >> let's check on the accu-weather forecast update. >> up ask rolling here, live doppler 7 showing sunny skies right now. and no weather disturb yansz headed our way. couple areas into the northeast. a large area of rain could be flooding rain as long new jersey coastline. which is bad news, of course. in rockies sunny, down through plains and over much of the
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state of california tomorrow sunny in the interior seks of the state. high temperatures mid to upper 70s. 52 in yosemite. 59 tahoe. after a cool overnight and early morning we're going to have sunny, mild conditions tomorrow. upper 60s to low 70s along the bay this, is just a lovely pattern that will be with us for a couple days getting warmer over the weekend. and that is probably good timing. >> enjoy. >> still ahead big change today for california students after contamination concerns were raised. >> warning about a popular weight loss product after dozens of people get sick. >> i'm mike yil finney. do three credit reporting agencies have the same score for you? i'll have the answer
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officials in a southern
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california high school relocated dozens of students to new classrooms while they investigate potential health risks on campus. parents at malibu high demanded classes moved after three teacher who's worked in the same building were diagnosed with thyroid cancer, reports say other eachers -- teachers experienced thoi roid -- thyroid problems three years after the district moved dirt that tested positive for lead and pesticides. >> i'm glad they're going to relocate the kids out of that building that has the most impact with mold or whatever is in there that. is g i didn't get an answer about how quickly they're going come back with test result autos officials now saying mold tests will be completed by friday and they plan to conduct a volume teary health survey. a warning for pregnant
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women. experts say a of a panel say ultrasound and blood tests are still good tests but in cases guidelines used to interpret information can lead doctors to believe a pregnancy is in trouble when it's not. experts say new, more stringent criteria will help prevent false diagnosis. >> officials are advising consumers to stop using a supplement called elite pro. officials gave thing 29 cases that led to two liver transplants and a death. 11 patients have been hospitalized there. an investigation is under way to determine if oxy elite pro is linked to other cases nationwide. we'll have more on the supplement coming up at 5:30. >> the cartless -- cardless atm coming soon to the bay area, city national bank will be testing them out next year using an app you can select
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how much you want then use the app to scan a code on the screen and then, the money comes out. developers of the cardless atm says if someone steals the phone they have to enter a pass code. another benefit using a phone prevents skimming when setting up cameras to get numbers. >> michael finney here to answer questions. first from elizabeth asking if california paid family leave close wtd government shut down? >> no. no. that is run by unemployment people. a lot of unemployment money come frtz federal government. this family leave money is state administered and unemployment money is rolling in at this point no. problem with that, either. >> suzy j asks are scores the same fr three different credit card reporting agencies?
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>> no. look there are three things going on there. three reporting agencies all gather information in their own way. they have different information. so if they use this same scoring company, let's say fico that, is okay. what you don't want is one really low score that means they probably have bad information you want to call up your credit record and check to see what they think you've done wrong, if one as a score steer there. >> that makes sense. dan asks what my wife manages a store and found out the store is opening thanksgiving evening at 6:00. are early black friday store openings a trend? >> huge trend. started last year opening up at 9:00 and 10:00, remember that? year before, midnight. now, 6:00 we're hearing murm your skpiz don't want to mass
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them on if not true that a lot of major stores are going to do that. i feel sorry for retail workers. stores make a fort yooun on thanksgiving that, is the problem. for shoppers best deals on thanksgiving. >> on the day of? >> day of thanksgiving. >> doesn't anyone want to sit around with family? >> i know. maybe they do that first. >> or not. >> thank you. >> sure. >> coming up next why the father of a 9-year-old boy says he's not getting help for his son's behavioral yil problems. >> i'm cheryl jennings. coming up at 5:00... >> i kept saying watching pull him back. >> a pilot collapses and a passenger has to land the plane. you'll hear from the pilot in the hot seat. plus, a lesson in humility. the professor who won university's second prize so far this year.
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here is tonight's prime time line up. then join us for abc 7 news at 11:00. a food fight under way in the uk after allegations starbucks stole a sweet treat it's called a duffin. >> that looks pretty good it looks good. >> imagine warm? oh, man. a small london chain claims it been serving this tweet for two years. since starbucks trademarked the name duffin, the cafe is worried they may have to stop selling the duffins.
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>> we'll stay on top of this for you the father that have 9-year-old boy who evaded security to stowaway on a flight is now begging for help to correct his son's wild behavior. >> the man spoke to the media today but would not reveal his face or name. >> we're begging for help. >> with his head and face covered the father of the 9-year-old boy who hopped on a delta flight from minneapolis to las vegas tried explaining. >> i went out to do errands. he said he was from my understanding and just left. i'm a parent. i'm not perfect. we assumed he was at a friend's house. >> authorities say the child took a train to the airport alone, and managed to get through three layers of security. >> how would you let a 9-year-old child go through security checks? >> authorities believe he was
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familiar with the airport because his mother works there but at 9 years old he laz a hist rif causing trouble. his father says he's been suspended for fighting at school and accused of stealing this truck and crashing it into a police car. too young to be charged a judge ruled tuesday he should be returned to his family. now, his father is pleading for help with his son, getting them on the right track. >> if i whip my sorngs i get locked up. if i let him keep on doing what he's doing i get in trouble. somebody, please help me. please. >> in a written statement the child's mother says she wants her son to come home. the family is working with cps hoping he'll return to minneapolis by friday. brandy hit abc news, los angeles. >> the story so bizarre. how would a 9-year-old get past security then have a ticket to get on a plane? that there is no one checking that.
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i assume he snuck in behind a zpaem made himself look he's a part of it. there are questions about that. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn johnson. >> abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now. >> when anyone is found in the stairwell of a hospital, it's disturbing. >> a family demands answers after a loved one is found dead in a hospital that reported her missing. >> alden smith and criminal charges being filed against him. >> i'm sandhya patel. live on the roof of the kgotv broadcast sent grer a cool down to warm up, we'll talk about changes for the weekend coming up. >> hundreds of hours spent searching for a woman who didn't leave this hospital.
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>> what happened at our hospital is horrible. it's shaken up to our core. >> it's confirmed tonight a woman disappeared weeks ago from san francisco general is dead. good evening. >> the chief medical officer at san francisco general says he has very few answers to explain how the 57-year-old died. wayne freedman joins us tonight and family and friends are angry they want answers. >> they're angry about a lack of communication and concerned about other patients and thair their safety. big yes qe is how thorough could this search have been? they found the woman in the hospital that reported her missing. >> we're told the search was done. it wasn't a very good one. >> 25 hours that, is how long it took from the time san francisco general hospital found the body to officially confirm the naus everyone else already knew.
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>> we're saddened to announce that we believe the body in the campus yesterday morning is that of lynnford also known as lynn spaulding. >> she was 56, a mother of four checked into the hospital september 19th disappeared september 21, remained missing until a stf member found the body in an outside stairwell yesterday. >> we do not know how she came to be in the stairwell yesterday, how long she'd been there or what caused the death. >> this has shaken to us our core. our staff is devastated. >> neither the hospital's representative nor the sheriff's demt took questions. today's briefing was all statements leading lynn spaulding's family and friends exas per yaited. >> a kindergartener could have put together that statement. a woman's body was found, it's lynn spaulding. we need answers now. >> among answers omitted whether there are working video cameras, how much

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