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>> in the news this morning, occupy oakland protestors teardown a fence and occupy a vacant lot in 19th street and telegraph avenue. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. it is rather soggy out there so let's get started with meteorologist lisa with a look at how long the rain may last. >> good morning, everyone. we have seen a breakthrough the overnight hours but take a look. we are about to get hit from here all the way down to half moon bay. live hd shows thunderstorms offshore. with them some gusty winds. here's a closer inspection of the north bay. smattering of showers from highway 1 up through the park in santa rosa. but it goes here to the coast where we are looking at the heavier showers. and down along the peninsula, into the east bay we are talking
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about very light bay around san leandro and hayward. but right here off the coast notice this big green blob. this is all going to rotate through. and the south bay, you had a little bit of thunderstorm, heavy rain earlier. this is pushing through. but as we widen out, look, you will notice that this line of showers and storms is continuing to hold together and move closer to the coast. that will be the case throughout the morning hours. then by the afternoon we are going to see some sunshine and we have several dry days before, yep, you guessed it, more rain. i'll explain and show you the seven-day outlook coming up. carolyn. >> look forward to that. thank you, lisa. topping our news, there have has been a raid this morning by san francisco police in riot gear to clear out an occupy camp in the financial district. this is not the main encampment at justin herman plaza. this is at the site of the federal reserve bank on market street. on wednesday police and the mayor told them they were camping there illegally.
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so early this morning police moved in and removed a dozen tents and arrested six demonstrators who refused to leave. officers are still on the scene this hour making sure the tents don't go back up. people camped in justin herman plaza have been waiting nervously but the police have not moved on them. the raid on market street began around 1:30 this morning, just hours after protestors marched and rallied at city hall. we pick up that part of the story. >> reporter: more than 150 people braved the rain, cold and wind. this is a silent candlelight vigil being held from an interfaith group from around the area. the march began at 9:30 and ended here at the occupy san francisco camp. the reverend alexander child tolled us why she and other religious leaders have joined the movement. >> impassionate about the movement and the power of social justice to help guide the power
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of our moral compass to guide the social justice movement. >> the crowd gathered to hear speakers and to talk about spiritual guidance for the occupiers. occupy san francisco also took to the streets. they were chanting and marching up market street. they arrived at a barricaded city hall where police kept an eye on the 100 or so protestors. the group also organized an emergency tweet to warn when the camp are being raided. >> there have been threats on the encampment the last two weeks. >> nancy, who marched against the vietnam war in the '70s joined the group. >> i'm here because this is where i be long. i think we've been waiting for this. they are showing us what to do the children are showing us what to do. >> on the cellphone video a public work group clad in blue suits have been seen entering the encampment around noon. they came to start dismantling the camp. >> they didn't get any of the tents. we came together and rallied
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people who were living there move their tents here. >> dpw did collect trash from the site and did leave. they are angry at the new restrictions being placed on the camp by a mayor who seems to be losing his patience. >> no dogs, no tents, no potted plants, no food. basic human needs and rights to assemble are being disregarded by the mayor and the police department. >> occupy san francisco is expecting a special guest tonight. daniel ellsburg will be addressing the group. in san francisco, abc7 news. >> in oakland occupy demonstrators are waiting to see if police will move in and out of their new uptown encampment. so far police have let them be. they were evicted from the frank ogawa plaza. yesterday they tore down a fence at a vacant lot at 19th and telegraph and set up camp.
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abc7s leslie brinkley has been following that protest. [yelling] >> within minutes the fence was down. police stood by on every corner, many in full riot gear, and watched. >> i don't question for a second that there will be tents up. >> we need tents, and anything that we can use so we can be here and occupy! [yelling] >> within an hour the entire square of vacant land at 19th and telegraph was covered in tents. more people came bringing boxes and food and supplies. there was dancing and music. the residents stood by on the perimeter. >> i'm a big fan of the movement but it feels a little different when it's in your backyard. >> hundreds of protestors spent the day marching peacefully through oakland as an of-present
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contingent of police closed roads to pave their way. and a grand rally capped off the afternoon and speakers focused on public schools and libraries. >> as the rain moved in the crowd definitely diminished. police called for things to quiet down after 10:00, and they did. in oakland leslie brinkley, abc7 news. >> take a look at this. this is san jose protestors briefly occupying mayor chuck re. d's driveway. you see them posing for the picture. they left after police asked them to go. one of the people in the tent is shawn o'kelley, also known as cracker. he was the one perched on top of a wall in city hall near san jose vowing to stay until the occupy movement accomplished its goals. but he came down yesterday morning and then headed to the mayor's house. the chancellor at uc davis said she will not resign despite calls from faculty and others to do so after a pepper spray
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incident on occupy protestors. this cellphone video shows a uc davis police officer pepper spraying occupy davis demonstrators. she called it chilling but denies her leadership acts. or leadership abilities. >> while i do understand the student frustration, i do understand the unfortunate and very bad really situation that was created for our students on friday, i don't believe that that by itself is -- it would lead me to resignation. >> the chancellor said she is forming a task force to investigate that incident. >> berkeley investigators are looking for the cause of a five-alarm fire that gutted an apartment building.
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that fire consumed the sequoia apartment building. flames began shooting out of the building on friday night and burning into the morning yesterday. fortunately there were no injuries. authorities have red-tagged that building, saying it is unsafe. officials are worried the structure could collapse. the city of vallejo is holding a vigil for a slain police officer. the 19-year veteran was shot and killed thursday, chasing a suspected bank robber. henry albert smith of fairfield skyrocketing held on murder charges. he is set to be arraigned tomorrow. the officer's family made their first public statement this weekend asking the public to please show your respect by saying thank you to a police officer today. a memorial for kapu continues to grow at the vallejo police headquarters and a fund has been set up to help his wife and three daughters. you can find out how you can donate to the fund at up next, destructive
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>> this morning thousands of people forced out of their homes by a raging wildfire in reno are being allowed to go back. 32 homes were destroyed in the fire that burned more than 2,000 acres near reno, nevada. the flames spread rapidly because of gale force winds. >> we believe that the cause of the fire may have been electrical arcing, and given the extreme wind conditions that we were experiencing in the last 24 hours, it is not uncommon. we believe it was accidental. >> that fire is now 80% contained. the dining rooms at san francisco saint anthony foundation are a lot busier this year and that's why the foundation is counting on its 24th annual curbside donation program. it started yesterday. saint anthony's has seen a 15% increase in the number of people needing food. >> a lot of our folks have lost their jobs. in fact, we just surveyed our guests and 38% lost their job in the last two years. that's a lot of folks that whatever income or resources they have, most of it is going for housing and they just don't have enough to stretch their food dollars so they are coming to us. maybe last year they came one day a week and now they are having to come three or four days a week.
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>> saint anthony's receives two-thirds of its donations during the holiday season and they use that to serve 3,000 meals a day. yesterday in oakland hundreds of people lined up to apply for donated toys for this holiday season. yesterday was the kickoff of the mayor's holiday toy drive in officials say families who would like to receive toys can go to the mayor's office to apply. >> lisa is here to talk about the rain and if it will stick around for thanksgiving. >> we have heavy downpours just off the coast right now. a live look outside. san francisco is quiet but not over yet. thunderstorms and a look from north to south when we get back. >> thank you, lisa. also coming up next, stanford, oh, yes, they do hold on to the axe for the second straight season. mike shumann has the highlights from the 114th big game.
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that's in this morning's sports.
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>> my husband does it all. isn't it nice? >> yeah. i've got the same situation. >> good, we've got that going for us. >> yeah. >> we do have some very heavy rain just off the coast. i want to show it to you right now. as we head outside, here's a look from the peak. things look very festive with the lights but take a look at live doppler hd. we have reds offshore. that means thunderstorms, embedded hail and this is from for the ross. this things to rotate right on into the bay area. closer inspection right now, i've been watching this all morning long, and watch out the north bay. this will continue to slide to the east. it will move rather quickly and this will probably be the heaviest rain you will see throughout the day today. because the actual front has moved on through. further south, here's the peninsula in san francisco, just west of daly city. we've got some pretty good rain, moderate to heavy rain. but if you head east, a big break here from the east bay
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valleys, walnut creek, back through oakland. just a few light showers in alameda." but as we widen out you will notice pacifica, half moon bay, you will get wet. things have quieted down around san jose and morgan hill. as we put it in motion you notice the line of showers about and storms continue to slowly track to the east. we have the area of low pressure that will continue to sink to the south and east. it will take the rain with it today. but for the morning hours still quite unsettled right on through the afternoon hours. take a look at san rafael. 38 degrees. we have pockets of clear air. we've got 50 at the coast, mid-40s in the inland valley and still a very active morning in terms of showers, thunderstorms and then some afternoon sun. dry conditions tonight as that sun sets before 5:00. we will look for some fog to develop overnight. then a dry couple of days. but rain will be returning by wednesday, into thanksgiving day
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and even a portion of friday looks wet. but next weekend not looking too bad. here's a look at our satellite and raid car composite. there's the low. it continues to spin and get closer to the coast but it will sink to los angeles and as it does it will take the rain with it. but it will take throughout the afternoon. we get some of the afternoon heating from the sun, and the cold, unstable air in place, and we still have the showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm throughout the afternoon. 1:00, 2:00, look, we still have those showers around the north bay, the east bay, the peninsula, and eventually sinking to the south and east. so today, yeah, it's going to be one of those days. chilly, you see the breezy winds when the rain does come down. it should be a quick mover, though, if you are underneath any of these cells. winter weather advisory until 4:00 in the sierra nevada. 4-8 inches above 7,000 feet. an inch or two at lake level, and the slick roads, gusty winds and things really taper off toward the evening hours. a cool, wet day today. a few peaks of sun.
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mid-50s. that should do it. and as the system passes to the south and east later today, we will get high pressure. a fair weather maker for the next several days. but another system brings about a half-inch to make three quarters inch wednesday. thanksgiving day. then it moves out by friday into next weekend. so pretty busy. >> yeah, and it's not just the rain, as you have pointed out, it's really kind of cold out there. >> yes, very cold. but after this moves by we will have some 60s to look forward to. >> all right, thank you, lisa. >> at 7:00, right after our newscast, good morning america. we are joined live now from new york to tell us what is going on there. good morning. >> hey, good morning to you, carolyn. a lot is going on here. we will be covering the campus cop that hosed down occupy demonstrators with pepper spray at u. c. davis. we will hear from some of students that were caught in the thick of it. also coming up a big weekend in iowa on the political front.
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gop hopeful put their fate on digs play at a christian forum but one front running candidate was a no show. the latest from washington. and one of the biggest stars keeps her promise and attends the u.s. marine corps ball with one lucky guy. we will go inside the gala that has everyone talking. and up to the polar bear capital of the world. he shares his up-close and personal experience with one of the most magnificent treat you ares this side of the arctic. it's a great story. it was very cold up there, as you can see. >> very icy. when you were talking about the republican candidates, newt gingrich wasn't sounding so christian-like about the occupy movement. >> no, he wasn't. and then he turned to herman cain, and he became more emotional talk about us had health scare. and many were attacking mitt
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romney. he wasn't there so that seemed to be easy prey for them. >> when you are not around, everybody picks on you. >> exactly. >> thanks. we will look for you at 7:00. >> have great day. >> you, too. the raiders are in minnesota trying to stay atop the afc west. this afternoon the niners will try to improve to 9-1 when they host the cardinals at candlestick park, and last night stanford tried to avoid being upset by cal in the 114th big game. here's schuh. here's the highlights and this morning's sports. good morning. when it comes to the big game between cal and stanford, throw everything out the window, record, stats heisman candidates, everything, because you never know what is going to happen. cardinals fans ready for the game. montgomery takes the reverse. the freshman's first big game and he has all kind of room. 34 yards for the touchdown. it's 7-0. still in the first. 7-3, andrew luck struggling. this pass way off the mark. steve williams takes it back for what should have been a pick 6,
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but a clip and sideline interference call and they return, but a huge play nonetheless. cal wastes no time taking advantage. zach maynard on the money. 17 yards, 10-7, cal. they make is 13-7 before stanford struck back. tyler gaffney, 6-yard touchdown run. 14-13, cardinals at the break. and luck struggles in the first, caught fire in the second. perfect to toiloo. and wide open. a wide open ryan hewitt. stanford pulling away in the third. in the fourth cal won't would go away. maynard great play fake, hit him. two-point score. added the conversion to pull within 7. stanford field goal increased the deficit to ten. look at maynard. scrambling around hitting jackson, son of buza. tj anderson in. cal within three. 14 seconds to go. a stare-down for the axe is on. on-side kick.
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colby hauls it in and secures it. they win it, 31-28. the axe remains on the farm. >> it feels great. we knew it would be hard under the conditions. they have a good football team and maybe the best receiving score we've seen all year. our kids didn't play perfect, but we fought back. >> last drive got back down there, put it in the well zone. we played well, but not well enough to win. >> the seniors get to go out as winners in the big game. we are very, very happy and it is a big deal. all right. san jose state taking on navy. their first-ever meeting. first quarter spartans down four. matt faulkner finds the end zone. 13 yards. san jose state up three. the last two losses came off fourth-quarter comebacks. navy hoping to do the same. kriss proctor's pass incomplete. spartans go on to win it 27-24.
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fourth quarter, usc led the game. ducks down just a field goal. five seconds left they get a chance for the game tie-er. missed the 37-yarder. usc with the upset of oregon, a whacky game in baylor. playing number four oklahoma. late in the fourth, tied at 38. baylor will not be denied. 43 seconds later robert griffin iii, what a throw to williams. 34 yards. griffin accounts for more than 500 yards and 4 tds. baylor, the fourth win over the fifth-ranked sooners, 45-38. let's hit the ice. another big game, san jose hosting dallas, who lost four straight. they had them seeing stars. the gloves always come off when these two pacific division rivals get together. sharks on the power play, back door to brent burns. 1-0, sharks.
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next period. and sharks make it 2-0. the pass off the skate. he gets it in. his 7th of the year. dallas shut out their past two games. great opportunity here, michael ryder goes in alone. and niemmi, the glove save, makes it look so easy, stopping 30 of 31. sharks win their second in a row. 4-1, the final. raiders are in minnesota, and niners are playing. we will have the highlights later. have a great day. >> an experimental underwater voyage across the pacific. the bay-area built robots that are expected to explore earth's
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>> welcome back. san francisco police remain in the financial district this morning to make sure that tents from occupy san francisco protestors don't go back up in front of the federal reserve. overnight police in riot gear moved in and cleaned out a dozen tents in front of the federal reserve on market street. six demonstrators were arrested after refusing to leave. there were no injuries. this is not the main encampment at justin herman plaza. yesterday about 100 protestors marched on city hall, complaining of civil rights violations.
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>> in oakland they are waiting to see if they will be forced out from their uptown encampment. they were evicted from the other place and yesterday they set up camp uptown. the group held a march and rally yesterday to save oakland schools. so far officers have not moved in on this new encampment. back in 2007 san francisco became the first city in the country to ban plastic bags from grocery stores and large pharmacies. well now there's a proposal to extend that ban and even go a step further. >> reporter: if you are shopping in san francisco there could soon be a new mantra, byob, bring your own bag. plastic bags are already banned from groceries and pharmacies that could now be expanded to all retail stores and restaurants in the city. the proposal comes from the
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supervisor, ross, who pushed the first ban back in 2007. >> it's common sense, it's measured, and time we take it to the next level. >> a key component in the next step would hit any the checkout line. under the proposal bags that are allowed, including paper and compostable, will cost you ten cents starting in july of next year, climbing to a quarter per bag by 2014. >> it's not a big deal. i can bring my own bag. >> the supervisor said when washington, d.c. started charging a fee, customer usage of the bags dropped by 81%. it's not just grocery stores that would be required to charge for bags, it's all retailers. the owner of clothing store, emily lee, has concerns. >> it becomes just another impedment to making the process an easier one. it makes it less friendly. >> the businesses will get to keep the fee, which is one reason the california grocers association and the
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san francisco chamber of commerce spoke in favor of the proposal at a city hall hearing. but an attorney representing plastic community has sued the city and is threatening to do so now there will there's a state environmental impact review. >> san francisco is basing this ordinance on misinformation and exaggerations and false statistics. >> that legislation is now scheduled to go to the full board for a vote on tuesday. a high-tech experiment is underway, sending robots across the pacific on a scientific mission. abc7 business and technology reporter david loui has the story. you will see it only on 7. >> reporter: these four robots, each weighing 200 pounds, are on a historic voyage across the pacific. >> that's one of the reasons we named them after great explorers. these little robots will do things of that never been done before. >> they are called wave
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gliders. they will make measurements. they will be powered by solar panels. the robots themselves will be propelled by association waves interacting with mechanical finishes. >> that constant flapping is almost like a swimmer kicking his fins and it's continuous. the wave motion is always there so you always have propulsion and the submarine is always pulling forward. >> here's an underwater view how it works. a flotation device carries the sensors. a tethered submarine provides the propulsion. it's a true robot because it travels and sends back data on its own every ten minutes by satellite. human intervention is possible if a passing ship is on a collision course. some of them we will see through this a.i.s. receiver. so large vessels will transmit their position and course overground where they are headed and we will see them coming in and avoid them easily. >> another threat comes from hungry sharks. the four will move in formation to hawaii and then split in
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pairs. one pair heading to australia and the other to japan. it's a voyage of 300 days and 25,000 miles. if and when this wave glider gets to hawaii, it will set a guinness world record for the longest voyage made by an autonomous ocean robot. the science community has been challenged by liquid robotics to find the best use for the data. >> so to have the scientific community look at the broad scope of huge amount of data from the ocean crossing. and tell us this is what it means for science this is what it means for understanding the oaks, that's what we are looking for with the challenge. >> your radar equipment and everything is bright. >> lots of colors to show you the thunderstorms offshore. some of over the north bay, but in the city we have a nice little break but not for long. showers, hail, possibly gusty winds and some sunshine. it's all in your sunday afternoon forecast coming up. >> what a mixed bag.
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also ahead, the women of sierra leone. carolyn johnson shows us the life-changing improvements they are making as they help their troubled nation rise from the
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>> lisa has really been on the case this morning. >> oh, carolyn, stop. >> but it's true. you have been broadcasting, forecasting everything correctly. >> thank you. a lot going on. we have the clear pockets and we do have showers and storms out there. we will give you a little tour, show you the pretty picture starting with the sierra nevada where a winter weather advisory remains in effect until 4:00. snow continues to move into the mountains. right now a little bit of a break n santa cruz it looks nice with temperatures in the 50s. not too bad. but you head up-closer to home and look at the clouds thickening, lower,, and we have rain on the way right now. live doppler 7 hd, take a look. we have heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms moving in here, half moon bay. but right now take a look offshore. san francisco, half moon bay about to get wet.
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right here, this is a thunderstorm. maybe some embedded hail, gusty winds. down toward dillon beach. watch out miran county, you are about to get wet. it's been spotty but now we have the towel area of low pressure traveling down the coast, with it some very unstable air. this is about to bring in rain to the peninsula. in the east bay it's been quiet. concord, walnut creek, the dry part of the morning now but you will see some showers throughout the afternoon. and further south we have rain moving in here. santa cruz looks pretty good but take a look at the motion of this line of storms. it continues to hold together and push toward the coast with some embedded thunderstorms, some hail. so some heavy downpours at times. maybe you are going to sleep right through it. but we will continue to see the unstable atmosphere throughout the afternoon hours. some heating from the sun. and we are looking at another chilly day out there. 38 in san rafael, 38 fremont.
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50 at our coast. the southwest winds keeping it a little more mild this morning. but with the thunderstorms possible this morning, it will be slow going if you are headed out there and slick so be careful this afternoon. more widely scattered showers, some sunshine today. dry this evening. monday, tuesday, and wednesday another storm heads our way. we've seen a quarter of an inch, upwards of three quarters inch in the north bay and this next system could bring in half inch to three quarters inch as well, ending on thanksgiving day. here's a look at our area of low pressure. it was west of san francisco and it continues to slide south. we are bringing rain from santa barbara, los angeles and into the san joaquin valley. throughout the rest of the afternoon notice most of the activity settles down, but by about 1:00, 2:00, yes, you know it's in the east bay, the north bay, the peninsula, and that 49er game still the possibility of this rain between 1:00 and 3:00 on the peninsula. the snow will continue, one to
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two inches at lake level and 4 to 8 inches above 7,000 feet. a cool day there, numbers only in the mid-50s at the coast, 56 oakland. the look ahead, we will get the fog tonight with the residual moisture and a sunny afternoon. tuesday looks great and by wednesday afternoon we are talking the next system. a quick one. it should bring dry afternoon on thursday, and then some maybe wet weather on friday. so we are getting a good deal of rain before thanksgiving and some snow. ski resorts are open so they will be happy even though it kind of messes things up for the rest of us. >> but this really is a little bit of everything, a little sun, maybe some hail. >> and it is cold out there too. >> thank you, lisa. advances for women have been slow to come in many developing countries, but in a recent trip to west africa, abc7s carolyn johnson witnessed how women are helping the women of sierra leone own rise from the ashes of civil war with support from aid groups with ties to the bay
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area. here's carolyn. >> in the rural countryside of sierra leone, rice is the crop to nourish and sustain the people but in many communities there simply is not enough. and with so many hungry children there's often nothing extra to bring to the bustling markets that sprout from town centers every saturday and little money to buy what the vendors there have to sell. another staple here is a root called cassava, similar to sweet potato. like rice, it's grown in fields often tended by women. >> it is really grown mainly by women. they are not realizing much in economy terms. >> katheryn oversees more than 60 villages with the aid group world vision. she turned to the internet in search of a way to maximize the
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potential of cassava and discovered it could be processed into a variety of food products. with a $30,000 grant she set out to train local women. >> i encourage them, i give them a lot of hope. i try to rethink and orient the idea of food from cassava. >> that grant covered the cost of an agriculture trainer and with a little trial and error, this is the result. the women's cooperative. here villagers process cassava into dozens of products. >> this one is flour. cake and chips. the flour and chips. >> this person manages the co-op and said it's competitive with food sold at local markets and
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even larger cities. >> what we do, we sell to the community. and they can buy anything there. we have lots of product, food items. >> their success has even allowed them to open a store of their own. >> it has changed a lot because before this time it was hard for the children to get school to go to school, was a problem. but now they can give them fruit juice. >> in a nearby village community members met us to show as you strongbox that represents another invasion here. it's a local savings and loan, supported by the villagers to help each other and their community to flourish. >> if you want to do it, you can get a loan from there with very little interest. >> it helps them start small businesses, trade goods and step forward with decision making roles within their community, changing the dynamic in these
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villages first and ultimately perhaps in the country itself. >> that is the dream of this country. and that is the vision for every woman because we realize if we empower the women, the future of the country lies in that. >> that's carolyn johnson reporting. abc news has launched the million mom challenge with partners like world vision. the goal is to connect millions here with millions of moms in the developing world. see how you can make a difference by going to our website, >> don't go away, 7 on your side is next. >> don't get ripped off. i'm michael finney. i'll show you how to sell your gold for top dollar.é"é"é" ñ ñ ñ
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>> with the price of gold skyrocketing it might be tempted to dig through your jewelry box and sell the pieces you know longer use. but how do you get the best price? here's 7 on your side's michael finney with the details. >> the gold business is booming. buyers and sellers, coins and jewelry. >> perhaps you should sell. but how do you get the most money? we asked three gold dealers to check our jewelry and give us a price they would pay. pacific precious metals was our standard.
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they checked for quality and quantity and offered us $371. then our intern, krista williamson, went undercover. >> i first went to collectibles and coins in mill valley. i gave him the jewelry and spent a lot of time with it and he priced it out about $371. then we took it to west coast gold buyers in san mateo. she said that it was $171. >> 371, 371, 171. >> there's no standard that anyone follows as far as what you have to pay somebody, right? everyone can make up their own price and what it is worth to them. >> dan barrett of mill valley pacific precious metals said this is not a case of buyer beware, but seller beware. >> most people really don't know how to calculate how much gold they actually have. >> so how do you know? well, there's a formula to all of this. weight times purity times spot
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times percentage equals price. weight is measured in troy ounces. purity in karats. spot is the going rate for gold that day. percentage is how much of that going rate the dealer will pay. to get a ballpark figure get out a kitchen scale, a cheap one is fine, and weigh your jewelry in grams. there are 31 grams to a troy ounce, so he's items are about half a troy ounce. now look for the stamp on the jewelry. 24 karats is nearly 100% gold and 14 is 58%. one-half troy ounce times .58 equals .29. now multiple that by the spot rate on this day of $1,620, and you get $470. shoot for a percentage of 80%, leaving 20% for profit and handling, and the ballpark price for this jewelry is $375.
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very close to the 371 offered by two of the dealers. as for west coast gold buyers, we asked why the difference in price and we were told not knowing the exact details of the transaction, it is difficult to give you an exact answer. one possible reason could be the buyer in the store you visited did not evaluate the items properly. we always offer a fair price and back it up with a 110% price match guarantee. >> i learned that you really do need to on your own or to through an expert find out the value of the gold, how much you have and how much it's really worth before you go out and sell it because, i mean, had i not known the gold was $371 i might have just sold it for $171. >> before selling your gold, take a few minutes to weigh it and do the math. we have all the information posted on our website right now at you may be asking yourself why
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did all three offers end with $71? well, there are two explanations for that. one, all three were using similar math formulas, or, two, it's just coincidence. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> up next, the wedding of the century. the latest installment of the "twilight" series is in theaters. don sanchez is on the isle next. s
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>> yes, we have your winning numbers from last night's $8 million superlotto plus. 4, 18, 21, 33, 39 and the meganumber 7. as seems to be the case a lot, no one correctly picked all six numbers. wednesday night's draw is estimated at $9 million. more than 3500 screenings of the "twilight" saga, "breaking dawn part 1" are sold out this weekend. it accounts for 95% of the ticket sales on the ticket sales site. it's the latest series is in
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theaters. here's arts and entertainment reporter don sanchez "on the isle." >> take you back. >> for better or worse. >> it's the wedding of the century literally. he's 100 years old and she's a teenager. who does he think he is, hugh hefner? they get married and head to an island off brazil. it's wild and crazy, mostly offscreen to save the ratings. but after two weeks something happens. yep, she's pregnant. a surprise if you are 100. will it be human, vampire, animal, all of the above? for bella, it will be uncomfortable. this baby is killing her. >> i can't have a future anymore. >> the drama. less than five seconds after we see taylor lautner, he has his shirt off.
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bella's best friend has to get involved. she gives birth and it's fairly graphic. but there's been a price to pay. >> get ready. they are coming. they aren't going to hurt you. >> if you kill her, you kill me! >> you can watch pain drive for two hours and people would still buy tickets. it is unstoppable. this time around it is soupy slow, some of the acting is still embarrassing and there's a yuk factor. a lot more blood this time. also the final shot is a, whoa, it sets it up for the finale, but that, of course, is a year away. i will give this one a half a bucket. i'm don sanchez, abc7 news. we will see you on the isle. >> well, they keep wondering how a vampire can come out during the day. if someone has that warnings let us know. >> that's a good point. today you don't have to worry about getting any sun, anybody out there, because we've got the rain. take a look off the coast. san francisco about to get hit throughout the next hour.
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gusty winds and lightning out there, right through half moon bay. dry through wednesday then. >> thank you, lisa. thank you for joining us. our next newscast starts at 9:00 this morning. i'm carolyn tyler with lisa. keep track of us on twitter and facebook or our website. good morning america is up next. have a great sunday!
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