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a nation in turmoil. egypt's president speaks to angry citizens as the military shuts down pyramids. the search for a kidnapped 4-year-old. hopes dim as crews find the suspect's car in the canal. and can movie ratings be trusted? how they can be misleading when it comes to making decisions for your children. it is 8:30 saturday morning, january 29, 2011. thanks for joining us. i'm anne mackovic. >> i'm jim bernard in on this cloudy and cool morning to take a look at your weather pattern for the weekend, where it looks like things may be changing. >> finally! >> we'll wait and see.
rains returning to the region tonight into tomorrow. precipitation arrives, doesn't look like a big one, but nonetheless, we will see shower activity mainly through the wee hours of the morning, and that will help to mix out that low cloud deck that's been clinging to the bay for the last week or so. we'll take a closer look at what this means for the future, coming up in just a few minutes. >> sounds good. thanks, jim. topping our news this morning, thousands of people are in the streets of cairo, egypt today, defying the government curfew and demanding that the president step down. here are live pictures from cairo. tanks and armored personnel carriers have fanned out across the city to guard key government buildings. people are moving freely amongst the tanks. right now, it is not clear how much support that president hosni.
mubarak. three people were killed yesterday, bringing the number of people killed in egypt since tuesday to 48. as joel brown tells us, the protests escalated last night. >> reporter: fires lit up the streets of cairo. protesters set cars on fire, even a tank, then looted and burned the party headquarters of president hosni mubarak. these are the largest demonstrations since the protests began in egypt on tuesday. these crowds say they are tired of government corruption and high unemployment, and they want mubarak, who has ruled for 30 years, to step down. the egyptian president finally addressed his people late friday night. he said he is staying, but will ask his current government to resign and put a new one in place on saturday. >> free and democratic egyptian society. >> reporter: after mubarak's address, he got a phone call from president obama. >> what's needed right now are concrete steps that advance the rights of the egyptian people.
>> reporter: the u.s. gives egypt more than a billion dollars in aid every year, but the obama administration is looking into the possibility of reducing that amount, depending on how president mubarak responds to the protests. earlier in the day, riot police responded to large protests by firing tear gas. these men say they were shot with rubber bullets. protesters have also thrown bottles and rocks to tactical police vans, but citizens could be seen joining soldiers peacefully on top of tanks. mubarak has been considered a key u.s. ally for three decade, working with several administrations, including the current one. but president obama says the future of egypt is now at the hands of its people. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. and today, president mubarak named a vice president for the first time since he came to power 30 years ago. the new vp is mubarak's intelligence chief, and that move is a clear step towards setting up a successor.
egyptians here in the bay area are praying for peace in their homeland. a special service was held last night at st. antonio's church in haywood. church leaders there support the movement toward democracy, as long as it's done in the right way. >> no business with any politics. we are taught to pray for the president, to give him wisdom and to give him strength to rule and to govern the congregation in egypt. >> the father says it's been difficult to get in touch with loved ones back home, because cell phones and the internet have gone dark in egypt. but with traditional land line phones, church members have been able to make contact with some relatives. today investigators will continue the search of a canal for the bodies of a 4-year-old boy and his abductor.
last night, crews pulled the kidnapper's car out of the canal, but there is no sign of the pair. kit dough tells us what investigators now believe what happened. >> reporter: the canal took its toll on the car. the body was dented. the bumper, dangling. the windows, smashed. after 11 days, it didn't even look like a toyota corolla anymore. there was no closure, just more questions. >> unfortunately, the vehicle is empty. jose and giuliani are not in the car. >> reporter: one window on each side of the car was rolled down, leading investigators to believe the bodies of alleged kidnapper jose rodriguez and 4- year-old giuliani had drifted out. >> we wanted to find giuliani alive. the reality is that's simply not going to happen right now. >> reporter: this is surveillance video of the getaway car hours before the alleged kidnapping on january 18, when investigators say giuliani was snatched from his grandmother's arms. the sheriff is confident the bodies are still in the canal,
since the farm worker who first saw the car disappear into the water said a man and boy were inside. the sheriff says there's little chance the suspect ditched the car and escaped. >> he's not sophisticated enough, doesn't have the infrastructure, doesn't have the financing, doesn't have the support to pull off that kind of an abduction. >> reporter: dozens came to pray at a candlelight vigil in car michael near sacramento. tabitha is the boy's mother, 8 months pregnant with the suspect's baby. she says until the remains are found, she's hopeful giuliani is alive. >> everybody, please keep your eyes out for jose. don't look for the car anymore. just keep your eyes out for jose and my son, you know, and hopefully we find them. >> you believe giuliani is alive? >> i'm hoping so, hoping so. >> reporter: the temperature of the water is 42 degrees. if the bodies have floated downstream, it will take at least a couple of days before they decompose and float back up to the surface. then police will get the phone
call. crews will be back out tomorrow morning at 10:00. in patterson, kit dough, cbs 5. the suspect's mother also believes giuliani is still alive. donna avila says her son loves giuliani too much to hurt the little boy. >> i still have faith, you know. going to have faith, you know, because i'm a strong believer that, you know, and i have faith and i will not let my faith down until my son surfaces, until anything comes down. >> rodriguez has not been seen or heard from since january 18. that was the day that he allege owedly snatched giuliani and drove away. police are looking for a man who tried to kidnap two students. police say he exposed himself to one. the first incident happened to a middle schooler walking home on monday. the man tried to start a conversation with the student and then asked the student to get into his vehicle. a few hours later, the same man
tried to grab a high school student on northpark victoria drive. both students got away. police say the suspect is asian, in his 30s, driving a red chevy blazer with a faded engine hood. marijuana growing equipment may have started a fire at a large home in danville. crews from the san ramon valley fire district shot video of the two-alarm fire early yesterday morning. in the rubble, police found grow lights, filtration systems, and other evidence commonly associated with pot growing operations. arson investigators are looking into the exact cause of the fire, which caused about $750,000 in damage. there was no one at the house when firefighters arrived. the days of human toll collectors are coming to an end at the golden gate bridge. the bridge district board voted yesterday to replace employees with a fully electronic system. supporters of the system say it
will save more than $19 million over the first eight years. the district will collect tolls either through fast track tran responders or by using cameras that snap photos of license plates. the new system will be installed in february of next year for testing. the workers' jobs will likely be eliminated by november 2012. well, for anyone driving across the golden gate bridge, what will we find this morning? >> not bad this morning. lot of clouds out across the bay, but no moisture to speak of. the fog is a little higher today. visibility is a little better than they have been the last few days, and we are anticipating a little more mixing in the atmosphere. that means clouds will give way to reveal the next frontal boundary headed our way by tonight, bringing with it a chance of showers. back to the bay area, that and more, coming up in your complete forecast in just a few minutes. we knew the rain was coming eventually. >> it's coming. the academy likes them enough to nominate them, but how appropriate are the oscar nominated films for your kids? why the industry's rating system could be misleading.
welcome back. 8:42. despite our dry spell for much of january, there is still plenty of snow in the sierra. state water officials say their latest survey shows the water content in the snow pack is 108% of normal for this time of year. this follow as series of storms that dumped several feet of snow between october and december. meteorologists say what's been happening is typical of a la nina weather pattern, with early season rains followed by dry conditions. the department of water resources still plans to deliver more water to farms and cities this year over last year. sounds like we're about to add
a little more moisture to the mix. >> a little bit. the main thing, the pattern's changing, so hopefully more rain to come in the future. it's interesting to note that when this dry spell started, the water content was 180% of normal. it drops fast at this point. as mentioned, there will be a little rain headed our way, not going to be a big rain maker for us, but we'll look for half an inch or thereabouts across the bay area, with most of the rain headed for the north bay by tonight, into the wee hours of the morning. looking out across the bay today, we see lots of clouds out there. visibility, a little better than it has been of late, which means the far bank has lifted a bit, as we're beginning to see lift as this next frontal boundary approaches the area. then that result is still the same. gray and cool. looking out across the vaca cam, we see out in the valley more sunshine, but notice the mid and upper level clouds moving in over the bay area fog bank here this morning. that's the leading edge of that next frontal boundary. again, we will see some mixing
in the fog, but it will be slow to go through the day. not quite as dense as it has been. temperatures to remain on the cool side, even in the valley, some fog there. gradually it will mix out by this afternoon to show us more of those mid and upper level clouds, which will bring in the threat of rain by tonight, into tomorrow. okay. here's the pattern. high pressure system has been parked off the west coast for the last several weeks, keeping us high and dry. well, it's finally moving. as a result, we're seeing some frontal boundaries approaching the west coast here. all this activity has been going by to our north, up into seattle and portland for the last month. here comes the first one. it's going to kind of prime the atmosphere here for what's to follow. but we will see that increase in mid and upper level clouds and some rain on its way back into the bay by tonight, into tomorrow. doesn't look real impressive at this point. as i mentioned, half an inch to quarter inch of rain across the area, into the south bay probably more like tenth of an inch of rain.
most of it coming through the wee hours of the morning. by tomorrow morning, we'll see things beginning to dry out with that trend expected to continue through the day tomorrow and by next week, we'll be back to high and dry across the area. for today, cloudy, cool, with mid to low 50s in the delta. elsewhere around the bay, look for a little warmer, mid to upper 50s conditions here. as we continue to cool into tomorrow, and then as i mentioned, come the beginning of the week, sunshine returns, temperatures bump back um and we look for a dry week for the most part. into next weekend, conditions remain dry, however, the pattern has shifted and i would look for more rain to be approaching the region by early next week as we see a return to a classic winter pattern. soon to come. >> not bad. we knew the rain was coming back and we need it. >> it wasn't over, and hopefully we'll get normal amounts from here on out. >> okay. thanks, jim. not long before the academy awards are handed out, but how many of the contenders are
suitable for your children? jim stire is here to let us know right after this. >> they get to travel, go to restaurants, stay in hotels. also ahead, a retired sheriffs deputy opening up a whole new world for some young people in the bay area. but first, here's tony t to give us a head start on selecting lettuce. >> today's tip of the day is on butter lettuce. butter lettuce takes a back seat to iceberg, romaine, spring mix, so many different varieties. as far as i'm concerned, the butter lettuce is delicate, fantastic, and the satin taste to it is out of this world. never tasted satin, but you know what i mean, the texture. let's talk about selection. come here. when you buy, make sure you see this here, nice and green like this all the way around. free from any yellowing whatsoever. check the bottom. appear to be a little discoloration, okay, but right here should be free from my browning whatsoever.
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now has 60 million users in the united states, partly because we thought those ratings were not the that helpful. as a parent, you wanted to know a little more than just pg-13. what does pg-13 mean? >> how do you find out more? >> go to commonsense.org for one thing. that's why the organization has been so successful in this one area. millions go there every month for movie ratings so supplement. and then it's your group's opinion? >> that's right, but it's our honest opinion. we don't have any skin in the game. we give you the honest information and let you decide what's rate. we've really seen this in the oscar nominations, because the number one picture we know about these being talked about for winning the academy award is the king's speech, and it's rated r. the movie this movie is rated r as opposed to pg-13, and we at common sense felt it was a very good movie for kids not in the r rating, was because there's one outburst in this movie where the guy curses
a lot. there's one scene of bad language. so this is rated r. normally people under 17 wouldn't be seeing this film. >> well, we said for this one movie here, for king's speech, that you could have anyone 14 or 15 and up, right, could easily see this excellent movie. again, it's because of language. when i wrote my book a few years ago about the other parent about media, i talk a lot of filmmakers. the whole point is how many times the f word is said in the movie. billy elliott, billy elliott got an r rating because they got an r rating. lot of movies rated pg-13 or pg that have much more raunchier content. it's part of an old-fashioned system, one of the reasons why we started common sense media, because you want more information. say you're going to take your kid to an r-rated movie, you know there's a lot of cursing. how doumit gait that if you don't want to expose your
child? >> two things, go to common sense and read the reviews. second, go in advance and say to little johnny or mary and say, look, there's a scene or two here that you might be careful about. if you check before you go, you have a better sense of what's in it. the movie's ratings have gotten better, didn't even mention things like smoking or drug use or things at all in the context of the ratings. so what you have to do is do a little more homework. with common sense now, you can go find the stuff on your iphone or phone, you can find ratings and you can get more information. the other thing is, have a great conversation with your kid. once you say about a movie, let's say king's speech, which is a high brow movie, you could talk about what's happening in preworld war ii england and you can say what's more challenging to you, say to your 14-year- old, hearing the f word once, i can assure you it will not be for the first time. >> right. >> or seeing a really violent or heavily sexual scene?
and the thing, it allows you to have a conversation with your kids about the 24/7 media entertainment world that they are living in. but in general, there's been a lot of critique of the mpa ratings. there is not a head of the agency right now. that position has been up for grabs for over a year now. so it's an area where parents really need to do their homework. honestly, it's one of the reasons why we started common sense media seven years ago. >> common sense media has done all the homework for you! >> it's the one area with guidance, and most other areas, tv, to be honest, what do those ratings mean? and we're out of time unfortunately, but one more thing i want to mention, some of it works the other way, like toy story 3, rated pg, but some of the stuff in there is disturbing. >> scary! >> i have heard that! >> that's right. >> some of my friends kids have left the theater crying. >> look what's in there and you decide, because you always know what's right for your kid. jim steyer, thank you so much for joining us. a local sheriffs deputy who
spent years keeping order in juvenile court is now spending his retirement keeping kids on track. here is sharon chen with this week's jefferson award winner. >> reporter: [ no audio ] >> and i apologize for that. we're having some technical drama with that story, but you can find out all about our jefferson awards and a lot of the winners on cbs5.com. click on the logo at the top of the page, then jefferson awards. that is also where you can nominate your local hero. we'll try to get that story back for you. in the meantime, the bay area, of course, has plenty of shopping centers, but one has something very unique. it's certainly not for everyone, though. coming up, what merchants are doing about a rat invasion. and nothing can ruin a dinner more than exploding
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canal. a nation in turmoil. egypt's president speaks to angry citizens, as the military shuts down the pyramids. and a major raid at a home in a well known college town. it is connected to the whistle blowing website wikileaks. welcome back to weekend early edition. one minute shy of 9:00, thanks for starting your saturday here. i'm anne mackovic. >> i'm jim bernard, looking at rain showing up on the horizon. >> we knew it was coming. >> eventually had to come back. it is still january, after all. seems a bit more like summer out there with the dense fog pattern prevailing in the central valley and across the bay in the last few weeks here, keeping some chilly temperatures in the area. we'll see that fog lifting through the day, but as mentioned, there is rain on the way this evening. we'll talk about it in more detail, coming up in your complete forecast, in just a few minutes. >> thanks, jim. police are now calling it
-- thanks, jim. police are now calling it a recovery mission, not a rescue. today, investigators will search a canal for the bodies of a 4-year-old boy and his alleged kidnapper. last night, dive teams found the car used in the abduction. it was pulled out of the delta mendota canal in patterson, but there's no sign of the two of them. kit dough has more on what investigators believe happened. >> reporter: the canal took its toll on the car. the body was dented, the bumper dangling, and the windows smashed. after 11 days, didn't even look like a toyota corolla anymore. there was no closure, just more questions. >> unfortunately, the vehicle is empty. jose and giuliani are not in the car. >> kevin: one window on each side of the car was rolled down, leading investigators to believe the bodies of alleged kidnapper jose rodriguez and 4- year-old giuliani had drifted
out. >> we wanted to find little giuliani alive. the reality is that's simply not going to happen right now. >> reporter: this is surveillance video of the getaway car hours before the alleged kidnapping on january 18. when investigators say giuliani was snatched from his grandmother's arms. the sheriff is confident the bodies are still in the canal, since the farm worker who first saw the car disappear into the water said a man and boy were inside. the sheriff says there's little chance the suspect ditched the car and escaped. >> he's not sophisticated enough, doesn't have the infrastructure, doesn't have the financing, doesn't have the support to pull off that kind of an abduction. >> reporter: dozens came to pray at a candlelight vigil in car michael, near sacramento. tabitha car deans is the suspect's mother, eight months pregnant with the suspect's baby. she says until remains are found, she's hopeful giuliani is still alive. >> everybody, keep your eyes out for jose. don't look for the car anymore. keep your eyes out for jose and
my son, you know, and hopefully we find them. >> you believe giuliani is alive? >> i'm hoping so, hoping so. >> reporter: the temperature of the water is 42 degrees. if the bodies have floated downstream, it will take at least a couple of days before they decompose and float back up to the surface and then police get that phone call. crews will be back out tomorrow morning at 10:00. in patterson, kit dough, cbs 5. when he says tomorrow, he means this morning. that is when the search will continue. the suspect's mother also believes little giuliani is still alive. donna avila says her son loved giuliani too much to hurt the little boy. >> i still have faith, you know. i'm going to have faith, you know, because i'm a strong believer in that, you know, and i have faith and i will not let my faith down until my son surfaces, until anything comes down. >> rodriguez has not been seen or heard from since january
18th, the day that he allegedly snatched giuliani and drove away. police are looking for a man who has been approaching students, even exposed himself to one. the first incident happened to a middle schooler walking home on monday. the man tried to start a conversation with the student and then asked him to get into his vehicle. a few hours later, the same man apparently tried to grab a high school student on northpark victoria drove. both of them got away. police say the suspect is asian, in his 30s, and driving a red chevy blazer with a faded engine hood. marijuana growing equipment may have started a large fire at a home in danville. crews from the san ramon valley fire district shot video of the fire early yesterday morning. in the rubble, police found grow lights, filtration systems, and other evidence commonly associated with pot growing operations. arson investigators are looking into the exact cause of that
fire, which caused about $750,000 in damage. there was no one at the house when the firefighters arrived. for a fifth day, thousands of people are demonstrating in the streets of cairo defying a government curfew and demanding the president step down. tanks and armored personnel carriers have fanned out across the city to guard key government buildings. people are moving freely amongst the tanks. right now, it's not clear how much support the president has with the army, but the same is not true for the police. today, officers opened fire after thousands of people tried to storm the interior ministry. at least three people were killed, bringing the number of people killed in egypt since tuesday in this fighting to 48. as elizabeth palmer tells urks the violence started intensifying last night. >> reporter: the running battle between protesters and egyptian police carried on late into the night. demonstrators fought back against volleys of tear gas and
rubber bullets. at last, they broke through police lines and flowed into the city's central freedom square. egyptians went to sleep, having seen and on a huge scale taken part in an historical event. many dared hope the president would be forced to resign. but after midnight when hosni mubarak finally addressed the nation, it became clear he wasn't going anywhere. but he was, conceded, going to fire the cabinet. at almost the same time, the army rolled into the streets. people woke up to find soldiers manning check points across the city and tanks parked at strategic points. so far, the crowds haven't been hostile to the military, which doesn't have the same reputation for brutality and corruption as the police. the crowds are building up again today, and in what's been so far a popular uprising, some leaders may be emerging. opposition np and anti-- led
2000 people from cairo's freedom square. demonstrators want to see the end of mubarak and don't believe the vague promises he made in his speech about creating jobs and giving egyptians more democracy. while the world's attention has been focused on cairo, similar demonstrations are taking place all over egypt. in suez, about two hours away, the violent unrest is now in its fifth day and at least 12 people have been killed. with the army and the demonstrators both out in force again today, the future of egypt hangs in the balance. state television has just announced that the cabinet has resigned, so egyptians are wondering who exactly is in charge. the army holds the high cards now, and the big question is whether they are going to support president hosni mubarak's decision to try to hold on to power or whether they will send him a message that he has to go. elizabeth palmer, cbs news,
cairo. 7 minutes after 9:00 now. fbi agents have raided a home in connecticut linked to cyber attacks by wikileaks supporters. a university of connecticut student says that he was the target of the raid yesterday. he acknowledged he is part of the group that coordinated those attacks on visa and mastercard and paypal. the group claims they hacked into the company's website to support wikileaks founder julian assange. the raid comes a day after federal officials issued 40 search warrants related to the hacking. the student was not arrested. back here closer to home, it is going to rain a little bit this weekend, and that's something we haven't been able to say for several weekends. >> ready for a change? >> i think so. might be a freshing. >> inc. it would be a nice change. we'll see changes in the atmosphere out there today, beginning with a lifting in the fog bank. might notice already out there visibility is a little greater than the last few days. we will continue cloudy and cool. and as ann mentioned, a bit of
rain on the horizon, which we'll take a look at coming up in a few minutes. also, a peculiar problem for a bay area shopping center. what businesses are doing in hopes of ending a rat invasion. and could the warriors put their struggles behind them? highlights from their bout with the bobcats, as weekend early edition continues.
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welcome back. 9:11. quick check on sports. warriors could not hold the lead late in the fourth quarter against charlotte. golden state's stephen curry scored most of his points in the fourth. but charlotte tied it in the final second with a three- pointer from former warrior steven jackson. the bob cats stayed hot in overtime and won, 121-113. back for more details on rain on the way, but not a heck of a lot. >> looks like a pretty minor system, but again, the most
significant feature is that it is changing. that weather pattern change will undoubtedly usher in more rain to come. we can only hope. taking a look outside this morning, the change is reflected in the increased visibility across the area. clouds lifting a bit. they will mix out slowly through the afternoon, only to reveal the mid and upper level cloud cover moving into the area in advance of this next frontal boundary. gray matter at the beach i think is what we're looking at here! again, we're in the thick of the clouds out there. they, too, will see limited sunshine out there today. a little more sunshine out from the vaca cam, but clouds below the cloud deck, prevalent through the day today. we'll genessee a gradual mixing in the clouds as this next frontal wave approaches the region. for the last week or so, we've had high pressure off of the west coast and stationery high pressure system resulting in a sinking air mass.
that's moved off now. we're beginning to see a weak front approaching the coast. as that low pressure system approaches the coast, you get a little bit of lift going on out there, which is why the fog bank's a little higher today than it has been the last few days. as a result, visibilities are better and this should hold together through the night, into tomorrow, we'll see a bit of rain returning to the forecast here, as the fog slowly clears out through the day. now, this is not a big rain maker, but we will see half of an inch in the north bay. quarter of an inch to tenth of an inch across the greater bay area here through tomorrow morning, as the rain should be over by midday tomorrow. again, we'll see the brunt of the moisture moving across the area through the wee hours of the morning. you'll wake up to light showers and then see things improve through the day, with a drying trend headed our way once again for most of next week. today, temperatures cool in the delta, upper 40s, low 50s. elsewhere around the bay, mid to upper 50s today, and 60s will be returning with the high
pressure rebuilding off the shoreline here through the beginning of the week. we can expect temperatures to warm and skies dry out into monday and tuesday, and then we continue dry for the most part through next week. again, the pattern has shifted and that means that we can expect more rain on the horizon in the not too distant future, as we return to a more normal winter pattern across the coast. >> we'll take it. thanks, jim. a local sheriffs deputy, the story we tried to bring you a few minutes ago, the sheriffs deputy spent years keeping order in juvenile court. he now spends his retirement helping kids stay on track here. here is sharon chen with this week's jefferson award winner. >> reporter: 11-year-old kyla is hopping into track, thanks to coach sam burn, taking long strides in three months. >> i like learning new things about running and how you can go faster. >> next two, go! >> reporter: sam has been
coaching track since he founded the hilltop track in 1993. he started coaching his own two sons in richmond, but more kids kept jumping in till it grew into a nonprofit. today, the kids practice several times a week at the school where sam is head track coach. >> you can see when they do well, smile a little more, bounce a little more, talk a little more. >> reporter: students and parents agree that under sam's coaching, the kids don't just learn the sport, but also develop discipline that extends into the classroom. >> shorter, shorter, quicker. >> reporter: kyla's mother keeps track. >> when i look at her and her ability to initiate getting her homework done without me having to remind her, or to be on her about getting it it done, she usually has it done. >> keep your feet outside. don't let them hit the lines. >> reporter: sam coaches nearly 60 kids every week, ages 5 to 15. his hilltop speed track club is affiliated with the richmond police activities league. >> use your arms!
good technique! >> reporter: 11-year-old alicia says she's gained confidence training with sam for three years. >> when you know what you need to do, you can do it. >> reporter: her mother says alicia now exercises more discipline. >> i've seen a lot as far as her behavior. she's more focused. it focuses her in class. >> reporter: every year, many kids make it to the national championships, which takes them all over the country, from oakland to washington, dc. sam works with parents, raising thousands of dollars a year, running a concession stand at the oakland raiders home games, so students can compete. >> they get to travel, you know, go to restaurants and hotels. they learn a lot of different things. then it becomes like a family atmosphere for a lot of the kids, because we do a lot of things together. >> keep going, all the way to the end! get on your toes more! >> reporter: for sam, who retired after 25 years in juvenile court as a contra county sheriffs deputy, the track is a chance for him to give back. he received uc berkeley track
scholarships and credits his coaches for making sports fun. >> they taught me the love of it and that's why i still do it. i remember how well taught i was when i was running. >> reporter: for keeping kids on track for nearly two decades, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to sam burns. sharon chen, cbs 5. >> congratulations to him. more about the jefferson awards on cbs5.com. here's something not for the squeamish. a shopping area in berkeley that is suddenly home to hundreds of rats. cbs 5's grace lee managed to get over her hebey jeebies to see what shop owners are dealing with. >> reporter: jittering across an empty lot, rats were feeding on a box of pizza in berkeley at the corner of telegraph and haste. the records owner shot this video to prove a point at a local business forum. it's pretty effective. the critters are eating out in the open in a space near his business. >> does that make your skin
crawl? >> yes, that's horrible. >> they are repulsive! >> it's disgusting! i'm not a very humanitarian person, i don't know! >> rats aren't pets, like mice, but perhaps they are helping infestation, not the best idea! >> reporter: roosevelt washington knows all about this pesky problem. >> it's a lot of rats. >> reporter: he runs this insense business across the street from the pets. >> rats at the park, overnight, thousands of rats in the dark and you see the ground moving. over here, you see a couple hundred over here. >> reporter: washington said he doesn't know who it is, but he says someone is feeding them, and feeding them regularly. >> some guy comes here, throws food over the gate, and nobody does anything about it and the rats are constantly eating on the food. >> reporter: however you may feel about the rats, the fact is they are a public health issue, known to carry many diseases, problems for humans
and pets. haven't even talked about the worms, mites and fleas. and you might remember the fleas were known to carry the plague which traveled on rats. grace lee, cbs 5. it would be an unpleasant surprise for anyone who spent time in the kitchen. exploding glassware. a consumer reports investigation finds out it is not as rare as you might think. and another chapter in the ongoing drama of charlie sheen. why his sitcom "two and a half men" is now on hold. we'll be right back.
welcome back. 9:22. charlie sheen is in rehab, his hit tv show put on hold. the actor was taken to the hospital on thursday after a neighbor reportedly called 911, saying sheen was intoxicated and complaining of stomach and chest pains. sheen's publicyst says the actor voluntary entered rehab on friday, but didn't say
exactly why. cbs and the executive producer of the show "two and a half men" released a statement, saying sheen's rehab has prompted them to stop production. this isn't the first time the show has been put on hold, either. sheen entered rehab last february, forcing the sitcom to stop filming at that point. well, hidden dangers right in your kitchen. people use it every day for preparing food, baking, and storing. but pie rex may not be as sturdy as you think. on the consumer watch, julie watts brings us a shattering investigation from consumer reports. >> boom! it was like, whoa! >> reporter: valerie has painful memories of last time she used pyrex. >> i removed my dish, closed the oven, turned, started to walk towards the consider, and boom, exploded. >> reporter: she was browning chicken under the broiler, something the instructions say not to do. her friend, carla fadden, however, was simply baking
tomales when this? >> boom, i opened the oven, and to my great surprise, there was a moltedden melted mass. >> reporter: prompted by stories like valerie and carla, consumer reports conducted a one-year investigation of glass bake wear. it found reports of 163 shattering incidents, with 442 reports of injuries. it also prepared american-made pyrex and anchor hawking glass bake wear, made of soda lime glass to more expensive european pyrex made of a different material. testers put dry sand in the bake wear, which gets hotter than food, and put the dishes in an oven for 80 minutes at 450 degrees. then, straight from the oven, the dishes were placed on a wet granite counter. something else the product tells you not to do. 10 out of 10 times, the american-made bake wear broke. the european bake wear stayed intact at the same temperature.
it finally broke at 500 degrees. for decade, glass bake wear sold in the u.s. has come with warnings and instructions, often in tiny print that says, among other things, avoid extreme temperature changes, but that could be confusing for some customers. for instance this, pyrex label also says freezer and oven safe. in response to consumer reports' tests, pyrex said it, quote, clearly violates the instructions for safe use we provide to consumers. so what is safe use? well, the fine print said always place hot bake wear on a dry cloth or towel when removing it from the oven. and never put it on top of the stove, metal strifette, in a sink or on a counter. you should also avoid putting it directly under a heat source. burned by their memory, however, valerie and carla are going one step further. >> use metal, and i feel safe. >> reporter: on the consumer watch, julie watts, cbs 5. >> now, glass panamaers insist
the product is safe when used correctly. still, consumer reports is calling for a government investigation of glass bake wear now on the market, also asking for clearer and more prominent warnings on the product and packaging. for more information, head to cbs5.com. click on news, then consumer. a unique work of art on display in the silicon valley. just ahead, how it was create and how it will eventually meet an unfortunate end. 3q while there are some home disasters you can't avoid, there is one you can. septic system breakdowns affect 1.2 million homes in the us each year. septic backups can cost about six thousand dollars in expense, and countless hours of repair. rid-x costs only six dollars, and the advanced natural bacteria generate powerful enzymes, which accelerate the waste digestion.
francisco. and how about a work of art made entirely of tree branches? it is part of a new exhibition called the nature of entanglement at the palo alto art center. take a look. it took the sculptor, patrick doherty, three weeks to complete the exhibit. houses look like something out of a fairytale. he invites you to walk through and look at the windows. the project is set to show for about a year, where it will then be recycled through a wood chipper. oh, no! >> oh, those entanglements. >> that's cool. >> very cool. weather wise, cool today, but look for rain to return to the area by tonight, into tomorrow morning before we dry it out and warm it up again through next week. >> should be wrapping up around what time tomorrow? >> what do you think this is, a bus schedule! [ laughter ] >> 11:00 a.m. >> sounds good. we won't hold you to it, but thinking before noon-ish. >> there you go. thanks for joining us this morning. enjoy the rest of your weekend. we'll be back here tomorrow morning at 7:30, and our next
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