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inside. >> reporter: it was nine years in the making. the hearing today was at times very fast moving, 80 minutes in all and also very pointed. take a look at the sketches of what the courtroom looked like. justices took up if prosecutors had the standing to even bring the case to court but one said they had questions about if such bans were constitutional and the role of procreation in marriage. >> there is considerable disagreement among some as to what the consequences of raising a child in a single sex family, whether that is harmful to the child. >> my gut says we will have to come back again because this is not good enough just to make a case for california. we have to make the case for all human being that live in
this country. >> reporter: california lieutenant governor the man who was responsible for issuing same sex marriage in 2004. we heard from it would have the men on opposing sides central to the battle over marriage in san francisco and their reaction to today's hearing. > an argument about equal justice and equal application of the law. >> if it's determined that the initiative passed by voters can be vetoed by government officials it was designed to -- that would be a perhaps a fatal blew to the process. >> reporter: another look outside the supreme court. this was the first of two major hearings on same sex marriage. tomorrow they will hear arguments about the federal defense of marriage act.
reporting live. >> tomorrow the court will hear the oral arguments. the preses approved the 1996 federal law defining marriage between a plan and woman. then they will meet later this week to vote on each case. written rulings probably won't be released until the end of the term in june. >> san francisco mayor said today he hopes the court makes the right decision. >> i as a former civil rights attorney and also now as mayor, but also just as an individual who kind of doesn't want to see barriers to people marrying whoever they want and i think that freedom should exist for everybody. >> the mayor said that the city of san francisco has led the way in support of marriage equality. >> many communities lent their support to proposition eight when it went before voter but when we spoke to people today who support the ban on same sex marriage they didn't want to go
on camera. >> in california we have -- openly gay people. we are more used to it. it's normal for us. verses another location people are not out of the closet quite yet. >> some we spoke to in communities such as walnut creek say support is shifting. stay with us for an in depth look at the case before the court. our news special the proposition eight case will air here live on channel 2 immediately after this newscast. >> in morgan hill swat officers used tear gas to end a seven hour police standoff. this video shows police taking them into custody before five. investigators say the couple barricaded themselves into a room at the morgan hill inn on monterey street. the man reportedly said he was armed and didn't care if he died. the two are identified as a 29- year-old martin flores and erica madrid. >> a family said a gunman who
opened fire in broad daylight took the life of a 29-year-old woman. witnesses say kimberly harvey was standing outside the family market on 12th veto around 10:30 when she was shot several times. police say they are reviewing surveillance. harvey's mother said her son was shot to death in almost the same spot five-years ago. that killer was never caught. >> scary when i got there. i was like same spot her brother was in. >> the man was a black man in his 20s. >> an 8-year-old girl was shot through the league. we are live where we talked to someone who saw it happen. >> reporter: as you mentioned the little girl was playing out
here on this statue. this replica of a whale when we was shot. police say they think the arrow may have come from the neighborhood just north of here and they said they would be back out here this evening to see if anyone saw anything or if anyone knows of anyone who knows of anyone who shoots arrows. yellow tape went up around the whale reprica. the girl was here on a field trip. the arrow they believe was about a 20-inch cross bow type and it hit her in the leg just above the knee. she went into surgery earlier today and is expected to be okay. meanwhile folk who are here say it was upsetting. >> it was an arrow. a regular arrow, a regular arrow, it wasn't poking out one side. it just was in and it was stuck in there. >> police say they aren't sure if this was random or a targeted attack. investigators did search the
neighborhood as well as area trails but no luck in finding the person responsible. >> it's unusual -- someone being shot with the gun. not an arrow. >> police are asking for people to be on the look out for anyone with a bow and arrow. if you have any information you are asked to call the uk berkeley police department. live in berkeley. channel 2news. >> human toll takers on the golden gate bridge are working their final shift. at midnight the bridge will be the first fully automated bridge in the state. several toll takers left their booth for the last time today. half of the 28 are being transferred to other positions, the others are getting severance packages. the switch over will save $16 million in eight years and
speed up traffic across the span. in san mateo the long awaited devil slide bypass tunnel opened up. the tunnels went into operation at 2:00 this morning. it takes traffic around -- of highway one. it'll be converted in to a pedestrian and bike trail. >> satisfy developers reveal the city's largest ever affordable housing renovation today. the former ymca building in the tender loin is now -- [inaudible] it hosts 172 units. >> we know what the solution
is. the solution is permanently affordable supportive housing. >> it has a clinic and social services built in. doctor james hon hue said he was honored to be named to the job. he has been the president since 20. he will be the first lay person to lead them in the 150 year history. >> coming up what do you call a word you can't find on google? why the answer one came up with set off an international incident. more than two years after the san bruno blast a major safety milestone and we ask if it's enough to help fears. >> i don't want to see my home blown up. >> first a teen girl out for a run sees something not quite right. how she followed her instincts
. san jose police released a sketch of a woman who may have stolen an suv yesterday with a baby inside. the girl is now home safe with her mother. police are still looking for the person who stole the jeep liberty. she is described as a latina, 5'5'', 160 pounds in between 38 to 45 years old. the baby's mother said she saw the woman in front of her home around 6:30 yesterday morning. moments later someone stole the jeep with the baby inside. we had the only crew there as police found that stolen jeep and took the baby to the hospital. the officer carrying her is a father of three himself. a doctor deemed she was healthy should she returned home.
police said today that the actions of an aalert teen led to the arrest of a registered sex offend. officers took the 50-year-old alton watson into custody on sunday. police say the 15-year-old was outrunning when she saw a man following her. when she got home family members confronted him. the family called price who took him into custody for annoying a child and violating his parole. a judge reduced bail today for the former sfo computer screener, accused of possession child porn. his bail is now $80,000. that's down from 250,000. the judge said there is a lack of evidence showing he distributed the images to others. detectives say he had more than 80 child porn files on his computer. >> new, pg&e is about to finish the most important task needed to ensure it's natural gas pipelines safe in the wake of that deadly san bruno
explosion. tom is live at a gas valve field rebuilding site in san pablo with this major milestone. >> reporter: if amie line fails these reach quickly enough to save a neighborhood. improvements just part of a much bigger picture bay area wide. to prevent the explosion making sure the pipes don't break is critical. to that end pg&e announced this. >> by the end of april we will have tested more than 6700 miles of our pipeline. we will verify the safe operating pressure. >> reporter: pg&e said that was done by looking that records saying testing was done was done. it also water tested hundreds of miles of pipes. think used video scoping and laser scanning of pipelines for dense cracks and other problems. besides making sure the gas
transmission lines do what they are supposed to do, one of the other major improvements, installing hundreds of these automatic or remote controlled shut off valves. that's good news for folks living near this station. >> what i would like to see it improve better and to where they can shut it off because there is a lot of people in the community hurting disgusted and i live on the gas line. >> as long as they are working on it and trying to make it better for us because it's our lives, our homes, and i don't want to see my home being blown up or anything. naturally yes, as long as they improve i think have you to give them credit. >> the result will be no waiting for crews to arrive with hand crank stations because remotes and automatics can be started in seconds. >> a ban on growing marijuana outside is up for a vote tonight in concord.
some neighbors complained to the city about the fear of crime with pot being grown out in the open. a grower who was the parent target of the ban said he has a permit to grow medical marijuana. he said he may sue the city if that ordinance passes. tonight's meeting starts at 6:30. >> a word that means ungooglable in swedish set off an international incident. the language council put the word on its list of made up term that have entered the language. it defined the word as something that can't be found searching online. google said that definition violates its trademark. it asked for a reference to google. the language council died to delete the word rather than give into demands. >> someone who can be googled is bill martin. he is tracking the possibility of showers tonight and what is it looking like right now? >> not so much tonight.
just north of here there are sprinkles. i think into the next 24 hours we have a good shot at drizzle. not a big deal. it'll be real light stuff. if you look out see you it does look like it's thickening up and it does look like it wants to rain and it does want to rain. it won't rain much. if it rains we will see a little. you see a lot of activity just north of the area. as we go through the next couple days including tomorrow, that's all set up, widely scattered, some clouds, green, maybe drizzle, light rain. that's how it goes tomorrow. here is the thing. i wouldn't change my plan unless you are painting, most of the outdoor activities, things you want to do you will be fine with the next few days, it'll be unstable, chance of a shower in the forecast each day as we go in to the bay area weekend. the weekend is your best chance for a real shower. saturday and sunday. that's easter. between now and then it's just nuisance stuff.
that's how it appears. the forecast tonight, maybe a sprinkle in the far county, santa rosa, north. a slight sprinkle, chance along the coast, maybe in the hill around the coast and -- sun as well and clouds. the extended forecast more of what i just said. as we go into tonight, clouds, and -- there is drizzle. that's tomorrow or that's -- late tonight. then you go into tomorrow morning early, more sprinkles around, what do you do with this? this nuisance stuff. i don't think it'll impact the morning drive. heaviest activity many as to be around ten but you just go about your business. there may be a little glaze on the roads but that's about it. what i showed you is how we go the next 72 hours, tomorrow am chance, slight chance. this goes through a better opportunity saturday and sunday as this low tracks over the bay area. that saturday and sunday and the meantime we are just stuck with kind of low grade
sprinkles, 68 tomorrow in brentwood and antioch. 62 vallejo and 64 haywood. santa clara valley, midand upper 60s. a nice day. more clouds tomorrow. maybe a degree or two cooler. five day forecast with the bay area weekend. each day has a chance of something . none of it -- doesn't amount to much. until we get toward saturday or sunday. we may see a tenth much an inch. >> little bit coming. >> little bit. just enough to tease us. nuisance stuff. >> thank you. >> coming up, on tv36 we have continuing coverage of today's proposition 8 hearing bay area reaction. >> this is where it all started and right now gay marriage supporters gathering in san francisco. why some say they are optimistic after the hearing. and a bank website crippled in a cyber attack. what the bank is saying about the breach. that's at seven on tv36. >> zero tolerance this april
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bay, hall of famer, at the game last night. he is a big fan of the game. he showed up to visit the warriors, and gave them inspirational talking too. the players love that. the coach talked about it earlier today. >> we weren't going to practice today. one -- we got the okay that he was going to come in and be willing to say a few words practice was playing. not many folks that i would do that for. it was just -- just been a great way. >> when bill russell wants to say something everybody will listen. last night's victory over the ducks not with standing the sharks still a team looking to make major changes. the shake up may come soon and ryan, could be gone. he is a free agent after this season. many teams, thought to be interested in him. ryan not having the season that we are use to seeing. he scored 20 or more goals
twice during his shark career. he is a hot comedy. they are just about wrapping up the cactus league portion of spring training that suits one just fine. he looks like he is in midseason form as he bombs one, a two run shot. the a's take care of cleveland. the team's both will break camp on wednesday and be back in the bay area right quick. that's the sporting life for right now. >> thank you. >> same sex marriage supporters keeping vigil this year outside the california court. the same court that legalized gay marriage in 2008. >> in three minutes stay bus for ktvu news in depth. the case, we are breaking down the battle over same sex marriage and will dig deepener to the arguments. >> and thank you for trusting us. we are always here for you. and mobile ktvu. thank you for joining us.
. the will of the people. >> good or bad. history is being made. >> key quality. >> now hands of the supreme court. >> a landmark case. both sides of the debate. the arguments and where we go from here. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2news. >> good evening. i'm ken wayne. >> this is a special edition of ktvu news. historic arguments as california's nine year tug of war over same sex marriage reached the highest court. >> tonight we go in depth on the proposition eight case. we start with david stevenson live in washington dc where he
witnessed the oral arguments from inside the court. david. >> that's right. i sat in on the historic hearing on same sex marriage and witnessed powerful displays of emotion inside and outside 6 court. what's unclear is what the justices will do next. >> marriage, quality. >> same sex marriage made it it's which through the highest court in a burst of pride and protest outside the court. >> we are men and we are women. >> inside the court the nine justices heard arguments on california's proposition 8 same sex marriage ban. a case a justice called a trip into uncharted waters. the proposition 8 attorney took flack after telling the court marriage traditionally has served as a vehicle for procreation. >> if the states said that because we think that the focus of marriage should be on procreation, we aren't going to give licenses anymore to any
couple where both people are over the age of 55. would that be constitutional. >> no it would not. >> the attorney for same sex marriage sparred with one justice over the history of marriage and when gay became excluded. >> want to know how long it has been unconstitutional. >> i don't --. >> seems to be justice --. >> you that would be able to tell me. i don't know how to decide the case. >> i submit you never required that before. >> the court -- asked some penetrating, measured questions of both see yous and now it's in the hands of the court. >> attorneys for both sides said they hope for the best but are unsure of how the justices will rule. >> we don't foe what they will do. we are very gratified that they listened. >> a big question today, whether the proposition supporters even have the
standing to bring this before the court. that's a question that may not be answered any time soon. a ruling is suspected in june. >> david what was it like for you witnessing today's arguments inside the courtroom? >> you could feel the energy. it had finally made its way in. at times there were bursts of humor among the judges talking to the lawyers on both sides, in one case the justice made a joke about elderly citizens, if they would be able to procreate and fall under the issue of marriage as a means for procreation but at other time there is was a lot of emotion. justice kennedy talked about the children of same sex couples and how they were waiting to hear on how the court would rule. >> david, thank you. >> joining us now to look at this -- is a law professor.
i now we aren't going to know anything until june but what do you have as a take away? >> i thought it was very important that a number of the justices, asked a lot of questions about if the sponsors to proposition 8 are valid parties and if they are valid representatives of the voters. if there are three or four or five justices who think that the proposition 8 sponsors don't have standing then they could end up not deciding on the merits. association i won't be surprised if that happens based on what was said before and about what -- i have been thinking this for a couple years and it was kind of confirmed today. >> what you did see today but the questioning, does it tell you they could rule in a more broader sense or a more narrow sense. >> if they decide the sponsors lack standing that would be
pretty narrow. that would send the case back to the trial court and the coupleless who filed would probably get their marriage licenses, i think they definitely would. whether other people and how much more broadly the ruling would have any connect is complicated and open to question. i depth see a lot of justice who wanted to invalidate the law prohibiting same sex marriage. it's still possible. you look at the obama care oral argument, nobody would have predicted that. if you are -- i didn't see a lot of support for a broad ruling favor of same sex marriage. >> we will check back with you later. >> some say there are at least five possible outcomes when the justice assonance their decision some time in june. we looked at how they could affect more than just california. one the court could up hold
proposition 8, allowing states to legally limit marriagel cole did the -- the court could say states aren't allowed to discriminate, a broad ruling like this would effect the 41 states that currently ban same sex marriage. three, the court could side step the merits itself and decide that once a state has offered gay couples the same rights as straight couples such as in a domestic partnership there is no reason to deny the status of marriage. this kind of ruling would affect the eight states with civil union laws including california. they treat same sex couples like straight couples in all ways but one. four, the justices could agree with the lower court cans ruling that once a state has allowed same sex couples to marry and given them all the rights of straight couples
there is no legal justification for taking away that right as proposition 8 did casting a ruling this way would only affect california. five, the court could dismiss the appeal on grounds that the backers of the proposition don't have legal standing to challenge the lower court's ruling. in this situation the appeals court ruling could be vacated on the same grounds letting the district's ruling stand marriages to start here in california. >> a national poll on the question of same sex marriage shows just how much public opinion has shifted. a poll finds 58% of americans think it should be legal. just 36% of those polled think it should be illegal. you can see the dramatic reversal over the last decade in 2003 the same poll found support for same sex marriage at just 37% compared to 55%. the poll also finds support today is highest among young people but it's growing in all
areas. some called the tug of war over marriage the key struggle of our time. >> its been fought on many fronts but it all started nine years ago here in the bay area. it started here in san francisco eagled city hall where a band of officials took the step of challenging a law they were expected to enforce. february 12th. 2004 the mayor ordered the approval of marriage licenses to people of the same sex. cheering and angering many. now he said it started when he heard the president's 2004 state of the union address. >> the president said that he supported a congressional amendment to ban same sex marriage. all the sudden two days, three days later there were lines outside city hall, i remember driving, around the corner, my mouth dropped saying what's going on? >> the next day a sacramento
man filed suit to stop the marriages. >> someone had to hold newsom who violated his oath and state law, someone had to haled him responsible. >> reporter: the city attorney led the legal charge for san francisco. he recalls giving his legal counsel to the mayor. >> we put a team on it to look at it free every angle. >> the court issued a cease and desist order and invalidated the marriages that had happened. there are surprise, san francisco argued that the laws prosecute a violation of the state congressional and on may 15th 2008 the state court agreed with city firms.
>> the door is wide open now. its going to happen. whether you like it or not. >> marriages between same sex couples started again in june 2008. that november california voters said they thought that was wrong and approved proposition 8 making the marriages illegal. the state court upheld a challenge to the new law and the messy fight went on to the battlegrounds of federal court where the judges ruled proposition 8 anagogessal. last year the court agreed to hear the case and perhaps make a final decision whether it's legal to ban or approve marriage between people people of the same sections. >> let's faulk about justice kennedy. he is considered the swing vote. any indication how he is leaning? >> first remember that oral arguments can be misleading. if you are focusing on oral he
expressed discomfort over even taking the case which suggests he may be inclined to decide narrowly and maybe on the standing ground. he did say thing that were supportive of the same sex couples, talking about the children but also on behalf of government that may want to proceed. you talked about 20 '2thousand years of experience without it and five-years with that states can make take it slow. >> seems like he want -- you think he wants more time? >> i think all the justices do not want to get dragged in. all of them realize that landscape is changing so fast that even two or three, four years may be a better backdrop in which to decide a major national question. that's why maybe the standing issue or something like it may be attractive to them. >> when we return, we go in depth with the two sides and talk to two of the key players in the legal wrangling.
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. you're looking at live pictures san francisco. outside california's supreme court building at civic center plaza. dozens of supporters gathered there at this hour. they are holding a vigil on this day as the nation's highest court considers california's marriage ban. joining us from washington dc tonight. two men in this legal battle. >> on the left, the city attorney for the city of san francisco, he has defended the city since those first marriage licenses were issued and on the right andy, is he the attorney for protect marriage.com which led the successful campaign for proposition 8 and has defended the initiative ever since. we start with you andy.
what's your take away after today's hearing? >> good evening. today's hearing was a very welcome event for us. we really feel we were able to get all of our arguments out that we wanted to address. we had good, thought of questions the justices, really for the first time we feel like we were in front of a fair tribunal. we have been up against a lot of hurdles in court in san francisco and in the 9th circuit and it was just gratifying to be in front of very smart judges. >> your impressions dennis of today's hearings. >> well, i have to say after being involved in this battle for nine years and at least for the last four in federal court making sure we put discrimination on trial. it was gratifyind to see the court question mr. cooper with
respect to the motivations and the reasons behind why the proposition was proffered. it was very clear he had no argument whatsoever to justify discrimination and that was gratifying to see that come out. >> let's ask andy about that. andy this is a constitutional question. what is the most powerful legal argument you that heard in court today on your side. >> i think that one of the biggest arguments is that reasonable people can have different views of what marriage means and what marriage is for. when that is the case that is an issue that we leave to the people and the legislative branch. that are elected representists and the democratic process. it's not something that we ask courts to intervene and put in their judgement for the judgement of the people. so, i think that separation of powers concept, the idea that
is not something that the courts should impose nationwide and end prematurely a debate that has been going on and should be allowed to run its course. >> dennis same question. the strongest argument on your side of the case. >> i couldn't agree more with what andy said about the separation of powers. we have a constitutional and we have an equal protection clause to take out minorities debates subject to the [inaudible] that may want to discriminate against them. we have said there is no reason why proposition 8 should be judged to be constitutional and it's a violation of equal protection because going back for over one hundred years the united states court had said that marriage is a fundamental right and i think ted olson spoke about that today and i was very gratitude to see he had the ability to put forth the argument and i think he did
in great. >> this went to you. if the court issues a narrow rules, something that only affects california are there other legal avenues to pursue? >> well, we -- as you were -- aware and with the co counsel, ted olson, we put the full group of issues before the high court and while we fully support a broad 50 state ruling that subjects proposition 8 to scrutiny we made sure we provided them with another opposite. a california focused option. i -- they asked whichs about that and obviously whatever decision they make and how they fashion it, whether it's an eight state solution, as the solicitor general has talked about or a california focused decision or a broad ruling, the legal reasoning, lying beyond that, equal protection is fundamental to any of the remedies regardless of how broad they may fashion it. i'm not going to predict exactly how the court is going
to come out but we think that the equal protection argument is strong and will have vitality not just in california but across the country. >> andy your final response. >> well, i think this has been a very long road and your program earlier detailed the many years and many twists and turns this case has taken and i think it'll be good for the initiative process and for the people's confidence in their system of government, hopefully in june we will have a ruling from the court, saying this is something that the court shouldn't -- impose on the people of california or the ensure country and that -- the democratic process should be allowed to work itself out and that's where the debate belongs. that's what we look forward to in june. >> andy, dennis, live in washington dc. thank you for joining us. >> outside the court today the two couples named in the
lawsuit challenging proposition 8 spoke about love and family. one couple -- from berkeley have been together for 13 years and have raised four boys including twin 18-year-old's. today they said equality under the law is the cor issue in the case. >> i believe in love. and -- proposition 8 is a discrimination law that hurts people, it hurts gays, in california and it hurts the children we are raising and it does so for no good reason. >> i just want to say how -- how incredibly proud we are of our parents. we love them. we love our family, and we look forward to the day when we will be treated equally just like our neighbors families. >> they said they are thrilled to get the opportunity to bring this case to the court. >> dozens of briefs have been filed on both sides because the court's ruling
could extend beyond california and affect every state in the country. defebruarying the proposition are churches and faith bases os including the mormon church and catholic bishops who say it's infringing on their freedom of religion which opposes same sex marriage. public interest groups argue it should stand because it's what the people voted for. family groups say proposition 8 protects children through traditional marriage. as we look on even some conversatives say proposition 8 should be overturned, prominent republicans including meg whittman the hp leader, form -- lity todd whittman and clint east wood, they have all joined more than a hundred other republicans who support same sex marriage. though there are 41 states that are also involved in this case, only 20 of them have filed briefs defending the ban. there is a growing list of companies supporting same sex marriage saying it's good for business. the bay area firms on that list
defining marriage between a man and woman is constitutional. david stevenson from washington dc with why the arguments are about much more than marriage. david. >> for same sex couples the debate over doma is about marriage key allot and economic justice. >> it was good. we were so busy. >> they have been a couple for 23 years and married for five. but they say they have been denied the same benefits given to straight couples for far to long. >> just a matter of time, before there is full equality. >> the defense of marriage act signed into law by the president in 1996 defines marriage as between a man and a woman. it bars the nation's estimated 114,000 same sex married couples from enjoying many federal benefits such as filing joint income taxes and social security for surviving spouses.
>> that's amounted to over $10,000 in additional tax liability for us just in the last 13 years, just for medical benefits. >> same sex marriage has gone from being a primary wedge issue to really being something that is less hotly debated. >> the obama administration is declining to defend doma and analysts say shifting legal attitudes have left important supporterrered ha pressed. >> people don't want their neighbors marry and jane not to be able to not have the same rights and i think that's a big part. >> if it's overturned eric and lawrence say they may celebrate with another wedding ceremony. >> i would like to legally get married where i'm recognized through all 50 states. i can go anywhere and be recognized for a change. >> and we will bring you a
live report outside the supreme court and inside tomorrow morning at 5:15 a.m. on channel 2. for now reporting live in washington dc. david stevenson . >> final thought. >> doma is different in the following sense. the court if it wanted to can strike out doma without touching the 40 state that prohibit same sex marriage by saying states can do what they want but the federal government has to follow the issues of each state. nah may bother states rights people much less than if they invalidate proposition 8 and all the other bans. >> thank you for coming in tonight. we appreciate it. and coming up tonight on the 10:00 news more on the vigil happening now outside the state supreme court in san francisco. >> and continuing coverage in 90 seconds on bay area news at seven on tv36. we will see you tonight at ten.
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he may have actually created a monster. shoo, shoo! be gone! what the hell is going on? there's a bird outside the window, and he won't go away. that is the hell that is going on. we have no worms or seeds here. shoo, shoo. really? on top of everything else, you're afraid of birds? it's called ornithophobia. and someday it will be recognized as a true disability, and the landlord will be required by law to put a giant net over the building. which is unfortunate because i have a fear of nets. so movies, yes or no? movies, yes. great. i'll see you later. and remember, he's more afraid of you than you are of him. that doesn't help. no, i was talking to the bird. go away, bird. go away, bird. go away, bird. sheldon, just ignore him. good idea. attention is what birds want.