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was missing. a man accused of an east bay killing spree, police believe, is responsible for the one death there. >> authorities say this may be his missing son, frederick salas. investigators have been searching a landfill for the body all week long. >> and did not find him there. >> and we'll continue to follow this story to bring you new developments soos we get them. >> stunning developments including a -- involving a plan by a florida pastor to burn the muslim holy book. >> he announced he will call off the plan to burn copies of the book this saturday. >> there have been a lot of late afternoon developments on this story. what is clear is that the planned burning of the koran in gainsville, florida creating so much outrage has been cancelled. pastor terry jones held a news
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conference to say a deal has been reached. jones says that it was a sign from god he had been waiting for that the imam in new york was willing to moist location of the mosque planned for ground zero. >> the imam agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. and on saturday, i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> the imam, however, has said there is no deal that has been brokered and he's not about to barter over the location in new york. local muslims are grateful pastor jones is abandoning the plans for burning the koran on september 11th. >> whether there is a deal already existing or would happen, i hope everybody calms
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down. i hope everybody takes a high road. because... terry jones could not call himself a man of faith and threaten to do this. >> jones has been feeling pressure from many fronts, defense secretary robert gates called jones this afternoon expressing the concern for safety of u.s. troops if the burning took place. islamic extremists have been passing out leaflets around the koran burning and general david petraeus says the event could put american troops in greater danger. now, a multi faith event planned for san jose for tomorrow will take place that. is not being cancelled and it is called a celebration of diversity. many groups representing faith-based options are gathering in san jess yeah tomorrow to celebrate. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. we have more developing news,
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iran says it will free uc berkeley graduate sarah shord over the weekend tlchl is no word yet on the fate of sarah's boyfriend and their friend. abc 7 joins us now with reaction from family and friends. >> reporter: as it stands now, the iranian government is saying they will release sarah shord saturday morning in tehran. of course that is late tomorrow night here in the bay area. i talked with several of her friends today. they say they will not rest easy until sarah is set free. >> i'm still holding my breath. >> a friend of sarah shored and her fiancee is hopeful reports shord will be released saturday morning are true. >> i can't wait to see sarah and all of them come home but goitsing to be hard to believe until, you know, i'm giving them a hug and to see them back in the united states. >> the three have been held
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since july, 2009. arrested while hiking along the iraqi border. in may, mother wars loued to visit them in a hotel in tehran where shord is set to be released. today, the mothers said they're all innocent and we continue to call for their release so they can return home together and be reunited with our families. until now, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad has maintained the three uc berkeley graduates should stand trial. >> i found him more pathetic than evil. >> university of san francisco professor met mood mood in 2007. he doesn't think the president alone made the decision to release shord. >> the thing of iran is that it's not a classic dictatorship. it's not like mahmoud ahmadinejad or khomeni or a single figure runs things. it's a bat between various faction autos according to family and friends she's been
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ill and depressed. and she's found a lump in her breast. >> with the news about sarah, maybe having breast cancer became a life and death issue. >> so we hope that iranian government is serious with b.releasing them to mark the end of ramadan to do a goodwill gesture, hopefully meaning other two hikers will be coming home, soon. >> now, political experts say there is good reason for caution. the situation in iran is very fluid and very complicated. it's one faction or another wants to call off the release in the next 24 hours, it could derail the whole thing n berkeley abc 7 news. >> laura, thank you very much. >> oakland police are investigating three separate shootings what happened within 10 minutes of one another last night. one minute was killed and two others shot a z.wounded aichl fight near a taco truck left a 23-year-old antioch man dead. a suspected gunman was wounded and police are questioning him now.
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elsewhere in east oakland a 40-year-old woman heard commotion so she opened her door and was shot. she's in stable condition at the hospital. >> we just asking that the violence stop. we asking people put their guns down. >> a third shooting left a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg. there have been 61 homicides so far this year. there were 73 at the same time last year. >> the suspect accused of opening fire on police in july's wild oakland free shootout is talking in a jail house interview. byron williams talked about his confrontation with police and planned for a killing spree he hopes would spark a revolution. he claims the 12 minute gun battle july 18th was not part of a plan. >> i'm not a cop killer. i have no intention of doing anything to any police. and the fact we're living
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under a dictatorship of a rogue government using terrorism and tyranny to suppress people in fear and... financial strangle hold. >> tonight at 6:00 williams tells us why he thinks the bp oil disaster was part of a conspiracy. >> sex offender who's attack children will face mandatory sentences of life in prison in california. governor schwartzeneggar signed chelsea's law today, flanked by the family of the teen-aged girl whose murder prompted this bill that became this law. the 17-year-old chelsea king was abducted, raped and murders in northern san diego county by a convicted sex offender. >> thank you, california for your boldness. thank you, california for your energy. thank you, california for your heart. thank you, chelsea. >> in addition to sending sex offenders away for life it
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mandates lifetime parole for specified sex offenders. john gardener is the sex offender who killed chelsea and another 14-year-old girl. he is now serving a life sentence wout possibility of parole. a california woman given a life sentence for killing her abusive ex-boyfriend then paroled has a special request for governor schwartzeneggar. rose parker is asking for a full pardon. i talked with her today before she left to file a formal request. >> i should have been pardoned f i don't fight for it, if i don't pursue it, it will be dropped to the ground. >> rose parker was paroled from prison 10 years ago by gray davis. she's now filing a request to governor schwartzeneggar for a pardon based on innocence. i first met rose 10 years ago at california institution for women. she was serving a 27-year to
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life sentence owe for killing her abusive exboy boyfriend, a powerful, wealthy older man. >> i'm pregnant. by 19 month old son is there. the bullet hit my brother and hit him. wounded by brother, killed art. >> rose was 23. she served 15 years before governor davis ordered her paroled. he says parker commit aid grave crime, however this, case has characteristics of battered women syndrome. now legally recognized offense not available at the time of her trial. now, res is known as dr. rose parker sterling. she's married to a southern california minister michael sterling chlgt she reunited with the children who grew up without her, won awards graduated from theology school and counsels battered women. but the pain from that awful day will always be with her. >> it's like a weight it's a
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weight that on me. this is just there. just pray that the governor schwartzeneggar looks at this case and realized this should have been done. let me just give her a pardon. it's time. it's the time, it's now. >> rose parker is taking her request to the state capital tomorrow at noon. she will be asking people there to sign a petition supporting the request for a pardon. we'll continue to follow this story to let you know what happens. >> it looks like california will not have to resort to issuing ious for outstanding bills for the time being. that late word today from state controller john chung says august revenues were higher than expected and expenses were down thachl means the state will be able to pay bills and we'll see what happens after that. >> and coming up, you've heard it. an apple a day keeps the doctors away. findings show americans aren't
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coming close to following this advice. >> and regulating radiation exposure, efforts to protect you from what can turn out to be a dangerous dose of medicine. >> and bay area native tom brady shakes off glass from a car crash and manages to make to it football practice. >> i'm spencer christian. are you ready for a summer like warm up this weekend? i'll have details in the i'll have details in the accu-wea as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. the guys who drive a heavy duty truck, have some heavy duty demands. like enough horsepower and torque to get out
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of just about any situation. a payload that beats the other guys flat out. a frame sturdy enough to bear up a max towing capacity that's over 10 tons. and a braking system tough enough to bring it all to a stop. heavy duty demands? gentlemen, your truck is ready. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. we want to update you on breaking news story. you can see from sky 7 over this home in herk yeel yule ease what appears to be a police evidence van now arrived. this is the same house, keep in mind where ricardo salas was found murdered nearly two weeks ago. police have been looking for his son who lived there since ferry was killed they've been searching at a pittsburgh landfill. today, they found another body
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in the house. not in the landfill but in this house. they have not said yet if it's the missing son. and of course a full report at 6:00. >> let's turn our attention torj news. by important news, california could take a major step to protect patients from dangerous levels of radiation. there is a use of monitoring devices such as ct scanners. carolyn? >> that bill is on the governor's desk now awaiting signature this, push for regulation came about after hundreds of cases of radiation overdoses and a prominent hospital in southern california were made public. when the president opted for a virtual colonoscopy, the choice fueled debate about the use of the powerful ct scanners. according to a recent study at
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ucsf they may pose radiation risk. >> this is higher than commonly known. >> the study led a-to-a raidsation study involving computed tammo graphy found doses of radiation vair qeed widely depending on hospital protocols and which technician was operating the machine. >> they're highly variable. the dose received for the same study could vary up to 20 fold. >> she found a high doses approached levels linked to radiation poisoning. the fda expressed concern after cedars-sinai in southern california admitted it had miss stickenly overdosed more than 200 patients giving some up to eight times normal dose. equivalent of 50,000 chest x rays. because of the concerns california lawmakers passed a bill to put new safety
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measures in place to protect patients from receiving too much radiation. the bill requires hospitals and other facilities to require actual level of radiation and to include that in the file as well as ct scan report. any dosage of 50% or more above normal has to be reported to the health department. the bill sets up a new accreditation program for technicians but does not provide money to pay for the training. >> we may be creating a big brother bureaucracy for something may be would be better solved by a bottom up, rather than a top down approach. >> this professor of radiology helped push for a radiation safety committee. still, he believes improved safety technology could soon solve problems without excessive regulation. >> this is last problem and up
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to the next problem. >> despite costs, doctor mindman believes the use is becoming so wide spread, regulations are juf fwied. >> this is a small drop in the bucket to fry to improve safety of what we do. >> a report is calling on a national collaborative effort to develop evidence-based criteria for the property use of the technology. >> thank you. and there is a new government study finds most americans still don't eat enough veg tables and fruit consummation is down, found only 26% of adults ate vegetables three or more times pefr day. 34% had two or more servings of fruit or fruit juice a day. down from 2000. californians do eat the most fruit, yet no state meets federal goals.
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>> and a man who is the picture of health. >> i love fruits and vegetables. if you don't eat fruits and vegetables you don't get to stay up to watch the news tonight. >> there you go. >> there is a live view of aus yaum weather at jant cruz. a view of the beach, it's spectacular. this is not the typical view we've seen at the beach this summer. it's a few we'll see more, things sunnying warm, warming up. there are temperatures into mid to upper 70s inland now. and there is 57 in half moon bay and milder tomorrow. there is virtually every location is a few degrees milder, 12 degrees milder now livermore. 10 degrees warmer in antioch. one degree warmer in san francisco. taking every degree we can get. chilly night tonight. fog return together coast.
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we'll see mild days throughout the weekend and into next week. there is as it does sow, will be replaced by a large ridge of high pressure bringing us sunny skies and mild day as head for next five or six days. we'll start our forecast animation at 7:00 this evening and there is fog remaining mostly clear and noft of the south bay as well. there is clear skies up north low temperatures dropping into mid-40s again tonight. 46 in napa. low 50s in other locations. 49 will be the low. and there is tomorrow, sunny skies in the south bay. high temperatures up to 79 degrees in san jose. 80 in campbell. and we'll see mid-70s on the peninsula tomorrow, low 60s on the coast. all locations start to warm up. in and sarn san francisco,
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highs of 67 degrees downtown. there is upper 70s to mid-80s tomorrow. we'll see temperatures mainly into mid 7s over the hills into inland valleys looking for temperatures into mid 08s and near monterey bay we'll see mid-60s. 74 in santa cruz. inland at morgan hill, low 80s, it's summer. going to feel like it. here is the accu-weather forecast. there is highs into upper 80s, mid to upper 70s around the bay. low 60s on the coast. it's a range we're going to see next several days. will cool down maybe mid week. there will be very little change in temperature range over next seven days. >> all right. >> and enjoy it. thank you. >> thank you. >> just ahead a first for the bay area. tow lanes on the freeway for those who buy in will get to drive in the fast lane. >> a case of the mangled money.
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from 7 on your side the man who shredded 400s skpdz steps the government takes to figure out if he gets the money back. the latest oprah: will smith and jada pinkett-smith spill it. i want to know what you two do to keep this flame burning. >> how saucy do you want to get? >> hey. hey! oprah: their delightful children. oprah: their delightful children. next "oprah." man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin!
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authorities say it's unlikely any charges will be filed against a driver of a dump truck. 13. >> i truck has been towed to a place where there is mechanical inspections. the driver says he couldn't stop the truck while leaving the off ramp. and five people suffered injuries. >> san mateo native tom brady was in a car accident this morning. he's okay and went to football practice saying his audi collided with a fast-moving minivan coming from another direction. the crash knocked over a pole.
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a passenger in the minivan was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. neighbors says he saw brady picking glass off clothes and then, turned out for football practice. >> drivers will soon able to decide whether using an express lane on interstate 680 is north a few extra bucks. the it opens september 20th from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 at night, drivers will be charged as little as 30 skpents as much as $6 for a 14-mile stretch of 680. and the more traffic, the more you'll pay. the chairman admits it's going to mean initial confusion. >> i can guarantee you in the beginning we'll be a little sympathetic to mistakes but if you think you're going to keep doing it on a daily basis, chp
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will lose their sense of humor, you'll get a ticket. >> this will have three enry skpechlit points and remain free for carpooler autos coming up, san jose's tech museum. you inhale, they inhale. millions of children continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke. secondhand smoke causes asthma, a disease that cannot be cured.
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as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and
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no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. at 6:00 intentions of the secretaried 580 freeway gunman. tonight more of the jail house interview and what he claims he was trying to do. also, the outcome of california's global warming initiative. why we can be dammed if we do, damn fd we don't. and a rebirth of a popular ee. bay bakery. how laid off workers became bread winners again thanks to their own efforts. it's coming up at 6:00. >> stuff looks tasty. thank you very much.
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>> and no calorie autos before we go, tech museum in san jose is hoping to expand minds of children and possibly adults by unveiling a new exhibit. >> dhek out. it's called tech silicon valley innovative gallery. machine that's expand the mind. >> it's hands on, you can take a look right there. those are dult hands. come on, right? this showcases latest in digital art, virtual travel, and then, nanno technology. >> one exhibit allows to you fly across any neighborhood that you choose. >> and we can just sit here watching this for a while its going to be a permanent fixture at the museum, going to open september 5th. >> it's a pretty neat place. lits go check it out. >> there is a lot of stuff for everybody. people of all ages. children of all ages. like me! and that is going to do it for us. world news is coming up next. i'm cheryl jenning autos i'm dan ashley from. all of us here, thanks for watching.


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