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. >> reporter: good morning i'm amy hollyfield live in san francisco. a man is alive thanks to brave citizens and police officers. who iced a street sign and pocketknife in their efforts to -- who used a street sign and pocketknife in their efforts to save him. is the end near for justin herman plaza? [ inaudible ] good morning i'm mike nicco. san francisco under a cloudy sky patchy fog. mainly dry until wednesday. update on that rain. good morning problem in gilroy that could cause major delays for folks headed into the silicon valley. details coming up. 5:00 on this monday.
thanksgiving week. mike says your travel day could be wet. he'll have to do some explaining. i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. a man hospitalized after a spectacular car fire that very nearly claimed his life. rescuers had to cut him out of his vehicle. amy hollyfield live in san francisco with more. the pictures are amazing. >> reporter: not only were these people heroic they were quick-thinking. they used a street sign at one point to try and breakthrough the window to get to the man inside the car. take a look at this fire they saved him from. witnesses say they knew the car was going to go up. they could see fuel leaking. they knew they needed to get the unconscious man out. the question was, how? it took citizens, a taxi driver even officers to bust open the car. one of the officers used his
pocketknife to cut him out of his seat belt. the man was unconscious. the captain on the scene said he was one lucky driver. >> without the intervention of the citizens, that cab driver and our members, the subject and a couple others -- the sergeant and a couple others that person would have perished in that fire, no doubt. >> reporter: the man was driving east on follow some when he hit the center light post. -- followsome when he hit the center light post. we are working to get an official word on how he's doing. the officers said they were just doing their job. witnesses say it was incredible to watch the teamwork and the bravery among these people who saved this man. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. to the occupy movement oakland is without an occupy encampment for the first time
since october 26th. this morning police cleared the last remaining encampment at snow park. facing the threat of arrests, protesters packed up and left peacefully. oakland mayor quan said the protesters could stay through sunday. shortly after midnight this morning police moved in and ordered everybody to leave. occupy protesters in san francisco expect police to raid their remaining encampment at justin herman plaza any moment now over the weekend officers removed all tents from the original location and made arrests. katie marzullo is live in justin herman plaza. what is going on? >> reporter: they have reason to be concerned. at this hour, most of the group is sleeping. you can see tents still set up, tarps just as they have been for weeks. probably their numbers are bolstered because it was
sunday morning around 1:30 police moved in and cleared the smaller end camment along market street in -- encampment along market street in front of the federal building. they did move in. they warned campers they were coming and camping on the swaublg was illegal that group was expecting -- on the sidewalk was illegal. that group was expecting it. most left peacefully. that is why there is some concern in the justin herman plaza camp this morning that maybe they are next and they are the last standing out. we asked one camper what his plan was if police should move in? sounds like he would go please . >> if they come in charging -- and outnumber us 5-1 i'm not going to jail for nothing. >> reporter: the other thing at justin herman plaza is the city did declare it a public health nuisance thursday.
it would seem reasonable that the city needs to follow through on making such a declaration. it should be cleared or cleaned. we have not heard from police. there are some officers near the camp sitting in parked cars. it does not look like a raid is imminent in the next hour or so. katie marzullo, abc7 news. 5:05 now. the president of the uc system is ordering a system wide review of campus police procedures involving use of force. the order comes a video shows police using pepper spray on peaceful protesters. the pictures went viral. two officers identified in the video and the police chief have been placed on paid leave while the incident is investigated. yudof tells the "l.a. times" he expected the authorities to honor the rights of protesters
to protest peacefully. the chancellor met with students outraged by the incident. >> i personally feel very bad about what happened to students and the whole incident. >> i received a direct shot of pepper spray down my throat. i spent the next hour dry heaving and vomiting. >> with the police chief suspended the uc davis police department will be temporarily run by a lieutenant. today regents are holding their rescheduled meeting. there's a twist. they will do it by teleconference. last week they cancelled their november meeting fearing violence. students planned to show up en masse to protest a possible 16% tuition hike. they can speak at about 9:00 this morning at mission bay community center. the regents won't voteí on hikes this month but will discuss private funding sources and vote on the next budget. 5:06.
former bart police officer convicted in the shooing death of oscar grant will be back in court today. johannes mehserle faces a civil trial. a man is suing him and four other officers for allegedly using excessive force in 2008. according to the san francisco examiner lawyers for bart say ken kruters verbally threatened officers. the incident happened six weeks before johannes mehserle shot and killed oscar grant at the fruitvale station. >> the new york man who admits to possessing a $200,000 picasso painting will be sentenced today to 16 months in state prison and has waived extradition to new york. was arrested for being in possession of stolen property and second degreeburg rich. the gallery where the painting
was stolen from -- on july 5th will hold a ceremony today to rehang that picasso building that -- city officials red tagged 39 unit sequoia apartment building declaring it unsave to end. flames engulfed the entire building. the fire took out several ground floor businesses, including two popular restaurants. investigators suspect an electrical problem in a space between the walls started the fire. >> one of those businesses has been there forever. it is a sad weekend for berkeley students. >> is that one of your hang outs? >> [ unintelligible ] drying trend that will move into the for -- forecast
for most of us. quiet this morning. it is damp outside i'm expecting fog to develop, even more so than the mile visibility we have now in novato. current rain up to our north looks like the jet stream is going to build back to the north. the next system is going to sideswipe the north bay sprinkles in the forecast for you. the rest of us dry with pockets of sunshine developing. coolest north bay valleys upper 30s to low 40s. rest of us mid to upper 40s now. afternoon warmest around antioch, livermore, fremont, san jose, 60. the rest of us mid to upper 50s, 51 in clear lake. tuesday completely dry after the morning fog fades sunshine slightly warmer rain will roll through wednesday evening with
scattered showers for thanksgiving. good morning. we have problems in gilroy that could cause delays if you are headed into the silicon valley. highway 152 shutdown in both directions due to downed trees. chp hoping to have the roadway roped in the 6:00 hour. in the meantime, -- use highway 129 as your alternate. bay bridge toll traffic light. stalled vehicle on the upper deck blocking right lane approaching treasure island. this could trigger metering lights to come on early this morning. mass transit, bart, ace, muni, cal train, all problem-pre. it is 5:10. -- tax us please! not us. the plan coming from some of the richest californians for a new tax that would hit them the hardest. the rare bipartisan
this weekend a bill signing designed to help veterans find work. the legislation creates tax breaks for companies hiring jobless vets and beefs up training and counseling and repeals the 2006 law that would require holding back payments to contractors to ensure uncle sam got taxes discouraged hiring. a group of billionaires and political insiders say they will place a 10 billion dollar tax increase on the november ballot next year. the "l.a. times" reports saying the proposal will provide five million dollars more for public schools and the committee includes google chairman spheuts former governor davis and schwarzenegger. would it lower sales and income tax rates and create more than 5% on services not
currently taxed such as legal work and accounting. can electricity from solar panels be more cost-effective than electricity from fossil fuels? one bay area company is convinced it can happen even without subsidies. >> reporter: in mountain view this week these workers are unloading and assembling a plant to manufacture the most efficient commercial solar panel yet. i turns almost 1/3 of the sun's energy into electricity, a new record. >> that keeps the limit seems to keep increasing over time. >> reporter: a current solar power plan generates electricity at 20 cents per kilowatt hour a new plant will do it for 15 cents and gas and coal for 10. >> it is capable of be low 10
cents. >> reporter: the nanomaterial is expensive, super thin film. some such as these researchers at uc berkeley maintain the solution is cells made from super cheap materials. norris responds cheap material means larger panels meaning larger plants that nullify savings in material. >> most of the are the plant costs not the costs of the material. >> reporter: in other words, energy density at the panel enables cheaper solar from sun to socket. the marketplace is already doing its part with demand for solar panels doubling every year. technology breakthrough like this is an added ray of hope. with the next step in solar energy, richard hart, abc7 news. one of the web's best
known sites for deals on local , classes, spas, going nationwide this week. living social unveiling two sets of black friday deals this morning involving big companies like office max, sketchers and verizon. one deal clouds half price on some verizon devices and matching charity donation from toys "r" us if you purchase something from then. then it will unveil another set of deals on cyber money it is that time of year. beginning to look like the holidays. another bay area holiday tradition kicked off last night annual tree-lighting ceremony at pier 39. you can see the tree lit up covered in red and gold. the pier is hosting events between now and christmas. 5:17. time for a check on the weather. did have some of that rain you were telling us about over the weekend, it is again. >> yes it is gone. but we are still locked into an active pattern that will
take a break for a couple of days. then, as we are all eating turkey -- let's look outside and show what is going on. wednesday also, if you are traveling especially wednesday evening that's when some of the rain going to move in. vollmer peak, hard to see over san francisco fog forming in the north bay could be spilling across the rest of the bay damp this morning. everybody reporting at least dry dare nothing falling from the 43 santa rosa, -- 40 fairfield, 37 napa and novato cooler temperatures rest of us mid to upper 40s. 46 oakland, redwood city, san francisco concord livermore around the monterey bay inland to salinas low to mid 40s gilroy 36. here are the three things from this forecast, partly cloudy and dry today except sprinkles possible in the north bay.
patchy against fog tonight drizzle until the north bay rain wednesday evening showers for thanksgiving. let's put this together and give you a timeframe increasing sun in most areas farther south and east you go the more sunshine you will see, 50 around antioch livermore fremont and san jose mid to upper 50s for everybody else, possibly 51 in clear lake. monterey bay partly cloudy, upper 50s inland low 60s as far as tonight just skirting us to the north a few sprinkles around cloverdale possibly santa rosa 39, 40 napa and fairfield, 41 antioch, 39 livermore, 42 done core. everybody else in the mid to upper -- 40s. 47 in oakland. 49 in san francisco. system that brought rain over the weekend to the south falling apart. next system punching into the pacific northwest should stay
north other than sprinkles in the north bay. next system going to scoop up moisture to the south and bring healthy rain wednesday evening. wednesday morning you can see a few scout showers up in the north bay during the morning hours. to around lunchtime. as we head into the afternoon hours the front moves into the north bay healthy rain at 6:00 that rain will keep sweeping across the bay area during the evening. once it passes showers possible thursday into early friday morning. friday afternoon, saturday, sunday, will be dry. have a great detail. here's jacqueline with an update. here's the latest information we have on that "sig alert" that remains in effect in gilroy highway 152 shutdown in both directions he will matador drive due to trees that had fallen overnight. -- highway 129 as your
alternate especially headed into the silicon valley. quick check of drive times westbound 580, 205 towards the dublin interchange, 21 minute drive good out of the antioch into pittsburg. southbound 101, 580 to the go go bridge 12 minute ride. live look at the golden gate traffic flowiny in both directs. -- in both directions. 5:21. 5:21. you had better not text. the draconian new ban coming for an entire new country. you knew the latest twilight was going to rock the box office. how big of a bite did it take?
good monday morning. half work, half holiday we see from our rooftop camera, downtown san francisco, embarcadero, ferry$$6wz building dressed up in its holiday collars. it can only mean that your credit card is about to get a workout soon. black friday is this week. also more about traffic and weather coming up. sexting is a growing problem here, but not in pakistan banned nearly 1600 terms and phrases, the telecommunications authority has deemed words obscene like idiot, condom, poop, and looseer cell phone providers face legal action if they don't
block offending words from their network or show how they've implemented the ban. less than two weeks after scoring the top prize at the country music awards taylor swift took home the biggest honor last night named artist of the year. does she look shocked? other surprise stars include bruno mars. he won his first ever american music award for best pop in the rock male artist category. twilight saga staked out -- a cheap within there. breaking down part 1, earning 139 million dollars domestically and 283 million worldwide to take the number one spot at the weekend box office. twilight is a rare blockbuster franchise driven by female
viewers. happy feet opened at number two. immortals number three. jack and jill and "puss in boots" round out the top life. -- out the top five. [ unintelligible ] >> i like that part about the -- never mind. 5:26. incredible scene in san francisco overnight, police officers being hailed as heroes after pulling a driver from this burning car. live report. >> >> reporter: the occupy san francisco camp at justin herman plaza is the last camp standing. i'm katie marzullo live on the scene with what protesters think the future holds for them. a terror plot averted. the man suspected of targeting american servicemen and women. here's a look at the
airports across california all on time across most of the country major airports are too. baltimore reporting flight departure delays, atlanta reporting flight arriveal delays warm in the southeast, 70s around -- atlanta, 80s miami, new orleans, 65 phoenix. north of that in the 40s and 50s. heading east go to our flight tracker at abc7news.com at the bottom.
the man accused of shooting him faces his first court appearance today. small occupy camp at snow park is gone this morning. after police raid overnight. good morning. cloudy start with patchy fog forming in the north bay valleys. mainly dry the next couple of days. rain wednesday showers thursday. >> good morning "sig alert" in effect in gilroy along highway 152 details coming up. thank you for join us on this monday morning. 5:30 a.m.. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm kristen sze. let's begin with an amazing rescue overnight in san francisco. police and brave citizens join forces to save a man from a burning car. amy hollyfield is live at 13th and folsome with the -- folsom with the story and incredible video. >> reporter: they say the man is in stable condition which is incredible. they say he's lucky to be alive.
here's what they saved him from. his burning car. the man was unconscious inside. people who saw the crash say they knew fire was going to be a problem they could see fuel leaking they knew they lead needed to act quickly. the problem was how to get inside the car. someone grabbed a street sign and used it to bust open a window. at that point, police had arrived and helped to get the man to safety. >> right, when arrived the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. the victim had his seat belt on. i got my knife cut the seat belt out and helped pull him out of the vehicle. >> reporter: the captain on the scene said without the taxi driver who stopped and the with its ins who also pitched in, this man would have died. he was driving east on folsom when he hit a pole in the center divide at 12th street. he was taken to the hospital and they say he's in stable condition. police say is incredible.
officers were impressed by the bravery that they saw here at this scene. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. 5:32 now. in morning oakland is without an occupy encampment for the first time since october 26th. after midnight police cleared away the last remaining encampment at snow park. police arrived, ordered remaining dozen or so tents to be dismantled. all were given time to pack up. everyone left peacefully. no arrests were made. occupy protesters at san francisco's justin herman plaza are waiting to see if they will be the next camp to be raided and ordered to leave by police. katie marzullo is live at justin herman plaza with more on that. >> reporter: this camp is by far the biggest and practically the on remaining occupy location in the bay area. we've been through the camp
this morning. the majority of the people are sleeping. they may be concerned a raid is coming but don't seem to be preparing. they usually wait until everyone is awake and they can have a general assembly and vote on things. we did see an example of a raid in san francisco sunday. this was about 1:00 in the morning sunday, police did move in and clear the secondary location the encampment at 101 market. there were 12 tents there, six people were arrested for not cooperating with police. overall, it was a peaceful dismantling of that camp. peaceful a great ward to describe justin herman plaza -- great word to describe justin herman plaza this morning as well. they say they are not bothering anybody and feel they should be left alone. >> because it is our right to protest. we can have a camp to protest, like we can't -- if we can't have a camp to protest, like we can't protest.
>> it is a peaceful process. >> reporter: this is what it looks like at the 101 market location. police put barricades in place to prevent occupy process -- protesters from reoccupying. we know some of those protesters did move to the justin herman plaza location. which only makes this camp bigger and stronger. it is so much more entrenched. it has grown to the point where there are tarp attached to trees. dismanling this camp may take more planning and preparation on the part of the police. the city declared the justin herman plaza camp a public health nuisance late last week. with it would seem the city has plans to follow through and clear it out or at least clean it up. katie marzullo, abc7 news. strong consequences after an ugly episode at occupy
davis. the president of the uc system is ordering review of police proceeders in using force. the order comes a video showed two uc police officers using pepper spray on peaceful student protesters last friday. the officers have been placed on paid leave along with campus police chief while the incident is investigated. yudof expects campus authorities to honor the right of spew dens to protest peace -- students to protest peacefully. the chancellor was outraged and said she would take steps to ensure it never happens again. the man accused of killing a vallejo police officer after robbing a bank is expected to be arraigned in fairfield today. officer jim capoot was shot and killed last thursday while chasing suspected bank robber henry albert . smith is being held on murder charges. ♪ñ7
♪ a candlelight vigil honoring the memory of officer capoot was health last night. his family thanked the community for its outpouring of love and support. youngsters who knew him as a volunteer coach or crossing guard instructor remembered his kindness. >> when i found out that he passed away, i know that he wasn't there for me, but i know he was watching over me. >> he was not only a coach to me and the tkweurpls on the basketball team he was like -- the girls on the basketball team, he was like another father. >> the family asked anyone wishing to show their respect for him to do so by thanking a police officer for his or her service. the new york city man being held without bail charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism. authorities had jose pimentel under surveillance for a year. he was apparently working alone in what they say was a to bomb police and post offices and attack u.s. troops
returning from overseas. mayor bloomberg called pimentel an al-qaeda sympathizers and motivated in part by resentment of u.s. troops in afghanistan and iraq. fire victims in reno thanking firefighters and others who knocked on doors early friday morning and told people to get out right now. high winds knocked down powerlines believed to have sparked air fire that tried 35 homes. the 95 acre fire was declared under control last night. 10,000 forced to evacuate. some got only a few minutes notice. 5:37. time for a check on the forecast. winds died down, let's see what is going on now? >> mike? >> those winds were near 80 miles per hour that day. now they are down to gusting around 15 to 25, much more manageable, as the next system moves north going to bypass that area for the most part
us. small chance of sprinkles in the north bay and drizzle tonight. the rest of us under a drying trend. we have a lot of dampness and it has turned into fog around novato, quarter mile visable for you. everybody else partly to mostly cloudy. concord the same temperature as yesterday, antioch one degree warmer. 12 to 13° cooler today in napa and novato. that puts news the mid to upper 30s north bay valleys, mid to upper 40s for the ref us 8:00 with mostly cloudy sky. increase in sunshine and pretty much low to mid 50s for your lunch hour could be around 49 san rafael because of fog. 4:00 partly cloudy, just a chance of sprinkles in the north bay mid to upper 50s. next healthy rain wednesday evening, showers thursday.
good morning. traffic getting a little busier at the bay bridge toll plaza. we have an accident on the upper deck that is blocking the right lane as you are approaching treasure island. this started when we had a stalled vehicle tow truck pulled up while hooking up the vehicle another car collided with the tow truck that lane may be blocked for some time it could trigger metering lights. "sig alert" remains in effect in gilroy highway 152 shutdown in both directions el matador drive. 5:39. if you have to gas up today you will like what you see at the pump: -- we'll tell you where to find the cheapest and most expensive gas. highway patrol officer headed to dui assist on highway 101, look at how his vehicle ended up. while tell you how.
the car ended up crashing north of the spencer avenue on-ramp. the officer wasn't hurt and managed to get out of burning vehicle. the fire posed a particular danger to emergency crews on the scene. >> base in was -- because there was lots of live ammunition in the patrol car once the car caught fire we had several live rounds go off in the area we didn't want motorists to get struck so we shut the freeway down. >> southbound lanes reopened after 20 minutes. some northbound lanes were closed for almost three hours. investigators say the officer was on his way to assist another officer in a dui investigation. better news for most of us who drive. gas prices have fallen slightly in the past two weeks. latest nationwide survey shows average price of unleaded gas fell about a hick kell to $3.38. diesel fuel up four cents. find the cheapest gas you have to go to albuquerque, new mexico, $2.96.
the most expensive, right here in san francisco, $3. 8 a gallon. >> i'm shocked. -- $3.78 a gallon. >> i'm shocked. marine home after a rousing welcome from family and friend at san francisco international airport to greet the private first class yesterday. the 21-year-old had been deployed for eight months near the pakistan border. >> i'm glad to be home. thank you for your spou sort. i means a lot even writing a letter means a lot. i'm glad to be home, go 9ers. >> he says he's looking forward to thanksgiving dinner with his family. the patriot guard escorted him from the airport to his home in san francisco. 5:44. watch for black friday deals from the website living social. bloomberg report coming up.
football team got all the attention but the campus had another group of superstars. the new academic record. super committee fails to reach a budget deal. details coming up bum road to democracy hits a violent -- bumpy road to democracy hits a violent snag in egypt. why thousands are taking to the streets again.
welcome back. if you are heading to the central valley or to los angeles and san diego on 5, it is foggy, dense fog advisory until 9:00, visibility less than a quarter of a mile. rain moving into northern california, mainly where it will stay throughout the afternoon hours. tahoe dry today and 4 , same with yosemite and 48, mid to upper 60s l.a., san diego and palm springs. 5:48. from social security to the military, cuts may be coming to nearly everything the u.s. government spends money on. because the capitol hill super committee that was supposed to come up with a plan by this week to slash federal red ink is now ready to admit it has failed. >> obviously, nobody wants to quit until the stroke of midnight >> reporter: the stroke of
midnight came and went with no detail. a super committee tasked with finding more than a trillion in budget savings is poised to admit failure. >> it wasn't so much a failure as it was a failure to seize an opportunity. >> reporter: the 12 member committee was tasked to cut 1.2 trillion in debt their failure means cuts to defense, medicaid, medicare go into effect, not until 2013 meaning the country's debt will continue to grow. the washington blame game began over the weekend. the biggest hurdle, raising taxes. >> we have to have on the take the revenue is the sticking point. >> reporter: another break down by law makers in washington that has many americans saying they've had enough as we found out at our tell washington cameras. >> don't go home for thanksgiving before you get a deal done. or else go home and don't come back. >> there seems to be wanting to come up with who is right rather than a solution.
>> reporter: analysts don't peck the failure to cause a huge sell-off on wall street. >> because wall street has such low expectations there hasn't been any real thought that they would get a deal done. >> reporter: president obama who stayed out of the negotiations echoed americans' feelings, saying congress needs to do its job. the rain we go over the past weekend had a colorful sigh. let's take a look. our cameras captured a few rainbows. sutro camera captured what seems to be a double rainbow. can you see this? this appears to be over the bay bridge. in case you missed it, there it is. we won't see any today? >> probably not. i think that is over until maybe thursday, friday
morning. >> we injournal you if you see one of those over the bay bridge keep watch -- keep watching the road. wait until you get to the other side. >> i thought you were going a different way like stop, take a picture. [ talking over each other ] 5:51. make sure you pup -- pull up on treasure island. we want you to be safe as much as we want to see your pictures. holiday week, look at that nice looking picture of the clouds hovering over the bay as we look southeast from our roof cam at the port of oakland. 37 napa, novato. 40 fairfield, everybody else mid to upper 40s. novato has lowest visibility quarter mile because of fog. low to mid 40s monterey bay inland salinas 36 gilroy. afternoon partly cloudy and dry except sprinkles possible in the north bay today.
patchy dense fog most of us tomorrow drizzle possible in the north bay cold front going across your neighborhoods close enough to keep new that pattern. the rest of us will see the rain wednesday evening and scattered showers thing. warmest weather around antioch, livermore, fremont, san jose, 60 mid to upper 50s in most other neighborhoods to 51 at clear lake you can see green around the north bay that's why i think we'll have a few sprinkles monterey bay upper as you head inland, low 60s tonight green showing pup in the north baena would be drizzle, -- 40 cloverdale, napa, fairfield 41 antioch palo alto 39 in livermore 42 concord everybody else in the mid to upper 40s san francisco 49 san mateo and oakland 47, 43 tomorrow morning in san jose. one system gone another staying north going to sideswipe north bay with a
chance of sprinkles today and drizzle tonight. next system doesn't look impressive is going to pick up moisture between now and when it gets here 7:00 in the morning scattered showers, drizzle possible especially north bay noon bulk of wet weather to our north moving into the north bay you can see during the afternoon into the evening this whole cold front moderate rain rolls through. once we get past that scattered showers thursday into friday morning. friday, saturday, sunday dry. here's jacqueline with a new accident. >> yes, we have a new accident westbound 580 past 205 right lane blocked. about a 25 minute trip towards the dublin interchange. "sig alert" remains in effect in gilroy. this is on highway 152 closed in both deck s el matador drive due to fallen -- trees.
chp hoping to open in the 6:00 hour. for the latest go to abc7news.com/traffic. thank you jacqueline. 5:54. >> a lot of us will be staying home this thanksgiving instead of visiting family because of the soaring cost of flying. >> here's jane king with the business report. >> cost flying anywhere soaring, domestic flights for pang up 6% this year. $375 for round trip, -- cheaper to dive. average price nationwide for regular gas is down six cents, still 48 cents higher than a year. continuing debt problems in europe. [ unintelligible ] forget the spas, restaurants and weekend escapes, living
social unveiling holiday bargains for the day after thanksgiving. the site will be offering black friday deals from companies like verizon and the sneaker bran sketchers. i'm jane king. -- california prison officials are warning this morning about the dark side of the social network phenomenon. authorities say inmates with access to mobile devices are using sites like facebook to harass victims and intimidate witnesses. contact is made using a smartphone smuggled into the prison. smugglers don't seem deterred by potential six months in jail and loss of early release credit. officials say it is difficult to prove who the messages. even those who get caught face minor consequences. in egypt police clashing for a third day in cairo's tahrir square. 35 have died in what has become the most sustained challenge to the rule of
egypt's military. activists demanding the military hanover power to a civilian government. 3,000 on the square facing off with hundreds of riot police firing tear gas and rubber bullets. stamford university can now boast a record five students recent graduates among 32 americans selected for the coveted rhodes scholarship. the five selected were announced yesterday, full scholarships with spends for up"0yz three -- for up to three years of study at oxford. here are the five the most stamford has had in a single year no other school in the nation had more this year. past winners include former president bill clinton, actor chris countries for son and state supreme court justice liu. oakland is -- officially unoccupied. the overnight raid that has left occupiers without a camp
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