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you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> what are you hoping to buy tomorrow that you have to wait two days in line to get? >> they have some new toothbrushes coming out tomorrow. the sonic care. the 2013 model. >> you're not kidding me? >> i'm dead serious. >> let the madness begin. thanksgiving is winding down. while deal hunting is gearing up. >> americans arrested for throwing cocktails in e egypt will be released. >> and even hitchhiking has gone high-tech. how your cell phone can get you from place to place. good everyoning, i'm elizabeth cook. the turkey is digesting, the left overs put away for now. it's time to shop. people have been waiting in line. some for days to be the first to get at the deep discounts for black friday. kit is at the best buy in san jose where customers are in
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line are being entertained. hey kit. >> this line is wrap around the corner. it goes for two blocks and you can't tell from this angle, but there are 400 people waiting to get inside this best buy that opens up at midnight. in this down economy with a very competitive marketplace, opening up earlier and earlier was just a matter of time. the massive tents going up on this busy street corner is evidence of a growing and powerful movement sweeping across the country. >> this looks like occupy best buy. >> it's going to chill. >> big chain stores like best buy, macy's, and target are opening their doors at mid night friday. earlier than ever before. george from san jose is first in line at the best buy in santana roe and got here at 10:00 wednesday morning. >> everybody sleeps in the same tent. you know, so we all suffer
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together. >> and we also celebrate together. we have our thanksgiving dinner. we celebrate my mom's birthday and it's just, you know, even though it doesn't seem like it, it is family time. >> retailers desperate for sales are offering deeper discounts than ever on their door buster deals. at target, xbox going for $140. wal-mart is offering a laptop for $248 and at best buy, everyone is gunning for the 42- inch lcd tv from sharp for $200. >> you think there's going to be enough? >> i think so. >> don't you have a better place to be? >> my wife will meet me here in a little while. the only place i would be is at home. >> escaping from the wife? >> can't say that. >> i got my computer. a couple of pillows. all the creature comforts of home. everything you could ever imagine.
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>> if spending the holiday huddled in a tent and sleeping bag in the cold is your thing, then to each his own. thanksgiving is no longer about food, friends and family anymore. >> and so retailers are changing the meaning of thanksgiving as we speak. wal-mart opened up tonight at 10:00 p.m. and old navy opened up at 9:00 this morning. so we'll have to wait in the next couple days to see if it was worth their while. >> and two hours away from when the doors open for best buy to get those deals. >> yeah, they are very thrilled that they don't have to wait until 5:00 in the morning like they used to. >> eagerly packing up their sleeping bags and things. all right, thanks. >> the american students arrested during a deadly egypt protest are still in police custody. the military government is blaming foreigners for the violence that erupted in that country in the past week. >> gregory porter, luke gates,
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and derrik sweeney appeared on television tuesday accused of throwing cocktails at police. the channel also broadcast pictures showing them in the crowd of protesters. shortly before their arrest, and today she was waiting to welcome them home to their dorm at the american university of cairo. >> i mean, i know derek and greg and luke is their friend. i'm sure they were in trouble. >> for the last five days, egypt's uprising challenged the rule general who blamed the violence on invisible forces. a cold term for foreigners. that says the students friend, westen bland, may explain what happened to the americans. >> i honestly buy into this idea that it's kind of putting blame on foreign elements.
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i think that's why they are targeting. >> whoever the generals blame for the unrest, today they tried and succeeded in calming the violence. soldiers set up barricades to separate protesters from the police on the edge of the square. and the military issued an unprecedented apology for the deaths of protesters on of all places, facebook. but on the core demand that they step down immediately isn't given an inch. the people have entrusted us with a mission, says the general, and if we abandon it now, it would be a betrayal. crucially the generals have also said that the first round of elections will go ahead on monday as scheduled. and they appointed a new prime minister they hope people respect enough that will buy them a bit more stability. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, cairo. >> oakland occupiers were at it again today.
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the fight this time was over porter potties. according to police, this delivery truck with portable toilets was turned away from the plaza for not having a permit. the protesters who wanted them delivered argued with police, well then they surrounded the truck preventing it from leaving. the truck did finally make it out of the plaza. one person was arrested. and just as you've been enjoying your thanksgiving, so have the participates of the occupy movement. and just like a lot of others, they celebrated with turkey and all that goes with it. kristen shows us what could be a new tradition made possible by a local supporter. >> ten days after being evicted from the city hall lawn, returned to frank ogawa plaza. enough feed to food to feed an army of activists. feeding the homeless draws attention to the plight of the
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99%. >> in san francisco's justin herman plaza, it was the occupiers themselves receiving thanksgiving dinner. glide memorial church serves 5 ,000 meals, but this day added 400 more for occupiers. >> we feed 5,000 and we said hey, we have more to feed and so we came down to offer our brothers and sisters some food for a good thanksgiving. >> it's interesting to note that occupiers are not calling this thanksgiving, but solidarity day. that said, they do have events planned around giving thanks. in san francisco, kristen, cbs 5. as we mentioned, in addition to occupiers, the memorial church served another 5,000 people this afternoon. the church's director said demand for services increased by 30% this year. many are finding themselves out of work and down on their luck. and not just individuals.
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but families too. >> i was just looking there a short time ago and faces there that i did not know and i have been here close to 50 years. >> what's worse is that glide's budget was slashed by 30% this year. forcing it to work doubly hard to offset the budget short fall. but for the 500 volunteers carving, dicing, and chopping, it's important for them to be able to give back. >> thanksgiving in richmond was served courtesy of a woman who used to be on the other side of the receiving line. the restaurant along the richmond waterfront pulled out all the stops today with the sit down turkey dinner. the restaurant's owner was homeless before moving to the united states. she says everyone deserves the happy holiday. >> everybody they deserve to feel good. especially on thanksgiving day. so everybody eats every day. today i want to give them a new
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experience. >> about 200 people were served this afternoon. guest waiters included county supervisor, as well as members of the richmond fire and police departments. for those who couldn't get to thanksgiving, thanksgiving came to them. with the service that brings a taste of the holiday to more than a thousand people. >> i'm going to eat like a pig today. >> which isn't something ray hill gets to do very often. >> i'm on strict social security. and it hasn't gone up. >> she's among the hundreds of home bound seniors getting a special delivery from meals on wheels today. >> happy thanksgiving. >> all delivered by volunteers. >> i love turkey and dressing. and just to have a thanksgiving meal is everything. >> brenda rogers is used to cooking the meals herself, but things have changed. >> i have parkinson's and i drop everything i pick up. >> these visits are priceless.
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>> it's a pleasure because it delivers on time. >> let's not forget this isn't just for thanksgiving. meals on wheels serves 1800 clients just in the city of san francisco. 365 days a year. >> they are always looking for more volunteers like the young family. >> i'm grateful for all that i have and i want to share a little bit of my time. >> local first graders made these place mats she's bringing with the food. another reason to smile. on a day to give thanks. >> i thank everybody for coming this morning and have a happy thanksgiving. >> in san francisco, ann macavick, cbs 5. how about a trip to southern california for less than the price of a tank of gas? sound too good to be true? it is possible if you have the guts to do it.
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we're talking about hitchhiking with a high-tech twist. joe vazquez on how silicon valley is the next hitchhiker's guide to the galexy. >> going on a long road trip? why not pile into a car with total strangers. >> what are you doing in l.a.? >> going to see my exgirlfriend. see how that goes. >> these folks are high-tech hitchhikers using zim ride. the website matches drivers with riders. saving hundreds of dollars in plane or train tickets. this driver, for example, is driving from berkeley to l.a. and charging $30 a seat. >> we created an online payment system where before you even share the ride, you can actually pay for a seat. >> the site, like facebook, has branched out from college campuses to the mainstream. becoming the largest ride share site in america with 300,000 users. but high-tech hitchhiking is still hitchhiking, right?
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is that safe? what's your biggest security concern? >> that they would pull me over and kill me. i mean -- >> every rider i talked to acknowledges second thoughts about security. >> it is taking a chance, but it's worth it for the price. >> but each one also told me the fact that the site interfaces with facebook, puts many of those safety concerns to rest. >> being able to log in with your facebook, you can add the person, send a message. we were messaging a few times and mentioning a few things that we might like to share. >> it's a mix of common sense and intuition. yes, you are dealing with strangers and you are also trusting your gut. >> joe vazquez, cbs 5. >> be careful. all right, there's something intense happening above our heads. >> you got to be a little bit upset. >> just a little bit. meet the man who may have the keenest eyes and ears in the bay area.
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and a new thanksgiving tradition for american soldiers. what happened in afghanistan today that has never happened before? >> i'm meteorologist, the cbs 5 weather center. hope you're enjoying your thanksgiving. still have some clouds up there. even a chance of showers. we'll have that in the forecast coming up.
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turkey. but, if you look today, of course, is dedicated to the turkey. but if you looked away from the dinner table and out the window, you would probably find a board. ken introduces us to a san francisco man now leading in a flock of bay area bird
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watchers. >> what we call a red mustache stripe. that's how we know it's a male. an adult male. >> it could be a northern flicker of the red shafted race, or a simple scrub jay eating a peanut. if it flies in san francisco, chances are pretty good that dominik has seen it. >> you have to be a little bit obsessed. a little bit out of your mind in a way. there's a humming bird up there. >> how did you see that? that was so small. >> i heard it. i didn't see it. >> you heard his wings? >> no, he's making a noise. a little sound, but now you see it. >> he cares for animals at the city's randall museum. >> i hear a few sparrows. >> can often locate birds simply by the tiny sounds they make. >> very shortly after getting into birding, i swore off wearing headphones and going to music shows because i decided that i didn't want to lose my hearing. a lot of birders i talked to do
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exactly that. >> he's uncanny ability to find birds helped him achieve something that no one has done before. he broke a record for identifying more birds in the city of san francisco in a single year than anyone else. 257 different species. >> there's a black fibi. that's our fly catcher there. >> it could potentially be another hawk. >> winning the sf big year, the informal competition among local birders garners him absolutely nothing. except the respect of fellow birders who he says are largely misunderstood. >> i'm a normal guy. i have a girlfriend. i have a job. >> now you have the record. >> well, yeah. i guess. you know, i got the record, yeah. >> pigeon.
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>> nice. >> ken, cbs 5. >> in case you are wondering, it's on the honor system. watchers are expected to be honest in listing the bird they spotted during the year. >> speaking of birds, turkeys were out and about in richmond today. wild turkeys were spotted roaming the neighborhood near north shore drive and regata boulevard. they have been there for a few days and not bothering anyone. turkeys like to hang out in open spaces, but some think, get this, the smell of some of the foods being cooked this week attracted the birds. >> we have to save cousin ralph. >> wow. >> hey guys, still a chance for showers in the forecast. looks like the clouds still moving around outside just a bit and there's a weak system that is going to slide through tonight and leave a chance of a couple sprinkles north of the
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golden gate. there's that time of year. get out and enjoy the ice rink. looking good. and of course, a nice night to get out there and do it. it's going to be a lot more packed in the days to come. still, it looks like overnight, plenty of clouds making their way through the skies and valley fog. best chance of showers north of the golden gate bridge. temperature looking at 58 degrees. mostly sunny tomorrow. a few passing clouds. temperatures beginning to warm up a few degrees. at least away from the coastline. here's the wave i was talking about. not a lot of energy with it, but it will bring more clouds and a slight chance of shower north of the golden gate bridge. otherwise that fog is going to be forming in some of the valleys. something we'll have to watch out for late tonight and early tomorrow morning. temperatures will be chilly. plan on 39 degrees. 38 in santa rosa. and 49 degrees in san francisco. by day, we'll sneak that sunshine in and 60 much of the bay. temperatures in the 50s out
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toward the coast. so, as we look out over the next couple of days, we are expecting warmer weather. we'll start to warm things out nicely. temperatures will grab hold. things staying nice as we head in toward the next couple of days. a couple clouds roll in monday, but otherwise we are going to stay dry. it looks for at least the next five to seven days. we'll have more news when we come back. [ male announcer ] citibank's new app for ipad makes it easy for anne to view her finances from anywhere. like gate d12 for the next three hours. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. easier banking. from 20 leading brands, including tully's. it's the way to brew everyone's favorite cup in under a minute. way to brew.
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>> american soldiers have been fighting insurgents alongside their afghan counterparts for months now. their main mission is to block the routes the militants used to smuggle arms and launch attacks. captain thomas wanted them to share a holiday meal to sprengten the bonds between them and form a closer relationship. since the u.s. will be handing over security to the afghan forces in two years. >> i think we need to get more police presence in those places. >> these soldiers just came back from a five-day mission where they were flushing the taliban out of the nearby safe haven. this was the first thanksgiving for a translator. >> we really appreciate it. >> after a tiring mission, the soldiers are grateful to come back to good cooking. but they have another reason to give thanks. here at this in the heart of insurgent territory, they have not lost any men. five months into their yearlong
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deployment. mandy clark, cbs news, afghanistan. >> more than 20,000 people flocked to and through the streets of san jose this morning for the 7th annual turkey trot run and walk. it's become one of the biggest bay area thanksgiving day events. today's races drew 6,000 more people than last year. there was a 10k run, a 5k, and a walk. families say it's a great way to kick off the holiday and work up an appetite. >> i got my wife and my daughter decided to come with me. we're coming down as a family group. oh yeah. absolutely. we're going to do the 10k, all three of us. oh yeah, the turkey is already in the oven. by the time we get done and back to the house, we should have turkey on the table. >> and now it's just left overs. proceeds benefit three local charities. they expected to raise $500,000 this year. one local high school wins
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its first championship in 57 years. it was dubbed the harbaugh. could jim and the 49ers beat john and the ravens? we'll show you in the minute. next.
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we were kicking back eating while you were working. it was a great deal tonight. >> jim harbaugh has been complaining about the fact that the 49ers had to travel back east so many times. they were 4-0 up until this point. today it finally got them. they looked slow and tired. the ravens defense feasted on the 49ers tonight and what will be known as harbaugh bowl 1. start the clock please. the harbaughs managed to take their christmas card before the
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game. alex smith was sacked a season high nine times. three of them by terrell. 6-6 game. fourth quarter, joe flacco pitted for his first career touchdown. ravens win 16-6 to snap the 49ers eight-game winning streak. green bay improved to 11-0. and rogers threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns, including this win, james jones. packers beat the lions 27-15. they are undefeated. they are 11-0. cowboys -- thanks to a last second field goal. dallas won four straight for the moment. sole possession. first in the afc east. congratulations to the mission bears. they beat washington 12-7. win the annual turkey day game. antwon porter touchdown in the 4th was a difference. it's the first city championship since 1954. >> that is a fantastic.
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>> good stuff. >> barely? >> are you sure? >> see you at 11:00.
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