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tv   Assignment 7  KOFY  November 7, 2010 7:30pm-8:00pm PST

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welcome to assignment 7. i'm janelle wang. today our program. an abc news fix it report and cutting edge hotel open now in wine country. why it cou set a standard for the u.s. and three crairs women jump on a treatment for a
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crippling disease. they claim it works. >> you have seen things that need to be fixed in your neighborhood. it's part of a segment called, you fix it. >> all the pickets on the fence are coming out. >> jerry showed us the video of the fence that separates his neighborhood >> this is part of the fence that is protruding. >> he says the fee that was built by a developer in mid '60s is falling apart. >> this has been chipped in from the top. it's ver dangerous. whole thing coul fall down in a storm. >> he and his makes have been waiting for the city to repla it since 2004 when newark added a project to build a new mall to it's capital improvement plan. >> they are putti up a chai link fencing, they are putting
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up corrugated roofing. and taking 2x4's and nailing toy the outside fence. >> they built this ball outside on cherry street. the project never got funded. >> it's gng to be postponed for a while. >> it's deteriorating but it's a matter of priorities. is it a significant risk that section is going to fall dow i would think it is not. >> john is the city manager. a plan to build on the wall there is still on the books but it's been put on hold because of budget cuts. >> i try to keep police and firefighters on the streets. i'm trying to keep our streets at a minimum level of maintenance. frankly we don't have the fundinthat we would like to do. >> in the meantime, the residents on the stre are legally responsible for maintaining the existing fence.
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but david says that is not fair for families. >> i think the city is pretty much resnsible for it because it's showing what our city is made of. >> it looks like one problem that won't get fixed anytime soon. the citymanager says it will cost $450,000 build the wall and the city can't afford it until the economy improves. if you have a problem, upload your video on our website at click on the you report link on the le-hand side of the page and don't forget a phone number and e-mail address where we can contact you. it estimated that one in five athletes playing contact sports will suffer a concussion this year. one north bay high school is turning to technology to keep athletes safe. leigh glaser reports. >> ten years ago, tam quarterback to a bit hitting
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that lef him with a severe concussion. >> i'm just laying there and everything is ack and i don't see anything. >> he didn't know how bad the injury was unl he took a brain function test. >> what data fro the test allowedus to do in the unfortunate event thaone of the athletes should have a concussion, they would retu to our clinic and retake the same tests they took today. >> it's similar to a memory test. athletes like the on here are evaluated on reaction time to what they see on the screen and along with memory and visual recognitn. the test is given once a year. they are re-tested if they get a concussion. >> we see a baseline core. it's actually quite good. immediately after the yes, sir when he took the test two to three days later, he was pret well diminishe >> and they can tell when it's safe for them to return to the
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field ich is the same preinjurtest the n.f.l. requires its athletes each year. surprisingly, most concussions are female with soccer and basketball. >> and dealing with temperatures with hundred degre, the same symptoms you experience with a concussion, as are similar to heat exhaustion. >> like nausea and headaches and dizziness. >> it's the hopes to keep them on the field longer. >> it seems like everybody is trying to go green these days and hotels ar no exception. dan ashley reports on one bay area hotel that is an extreme example of the growing trend. >> in sonoma county, healdsburg is increasingly becoming a destination for tourists visiting wine countrynd also where you'll find the newest hotel. >> the actual site used to be a
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gas station. >> jason is director of sales at h--2 hotel a new green hotel that opened in july. >> obviously, we're going this to save money with the hotel itself by saving energy usage. it's really the future. i think other guests really appreciate the value of the green hotel. >> everything from the guest rooms the lobby was designed with the environment in mind. >> essentially all of the materials in the interiors and in the hotel are sustainable, that is they are reused, resiokd local. >> even the tables in the restaurant are made from reclaimed wood. >> this is locally harvested certainly within the largeray area. >> rather than jumping into a car you can check out a bike to
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get around town and a green roof helped the project off. >> yo can make a building rich and wonderful and gree is the good w to do it because it saves monies over the long term and something that we need to do. >> they are hoping to get what they call certification from the green knowledge in t is couple of weeks. they set t standard for environmentally responsible building. the council says california has more gen hospitality projects than anywhere else in the nation. the number of projects nationally jumped from one in 2005 to 947 this year. >> i think it is a trend. >> colin johnson is associate professor of hospitality management at san francis state university. >> most of major changes that brought this idea of buying into sustainable development and lookinafter the environment but it was because cost savings.
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>> he says that european hotels are much further ahead than the u.s. to green up their hotels. small hotels like this are planting the seeds of chang locally but he says it's a matter of time before the big chains follow suit. >> i think it has eventually, not just in northern californ but throughout the world. >> dan ashley, "abc 7 news." a very special summer camp based here in the bay area coming up. they share a mission of love doing all they can to do to help children [ female announcer ] intrucing pillsbury sweet moments bite-sized browns
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arroyo. >> i was bornositive and hope is good and i am happy in life. >> live longer and i get to have more friends. >> how do you like camp? >> love it a lot. >> these young pele are thriving in spite of living with the aids virus. they are working with other children with aids and siblings at summer camp. she is a counselor and they ar counselors in traini. they are reuniting with two dynamic women from california that made great sacrifices to make a safe place for children with aids. line taylor and her husband started the foundation with a modest event. >> w had a fund-raiser in our front yard i never thought we be here. >> jerry founded the camp with children with aids.
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it was a terrible time of fear and lack of awareness. >> parents are really frightened to let their children know they were positive or th themselves were pitive because they were afraid the children wouldn't be accepted into schoo >> the children enjoy a week of free summer camp. it was the dream of elaine taylor. she made out gos for special children wit aids. jerry brooks was providing out of their own pocket. they would allow to bng the kids becae of the care and stigma. geri told me back in 1989er was the first tv reporter to hold a child with aids. they met jerry as result of my story on abc7. >> it wa a miracle when you brought elae taylor to us. she is a woman in the community who was really interested and really cared about knowing more
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about children with aids. >> the can't here? livermore was built ten years with the virus and other life-threatening illnesses but the commitment to children's happiness starte more than 20 years ago. >> we took on the mission of building a camp for children with aids. >> now they are celebrating two decades of helping chilen. kids are being diagnosed with aids has declined and children with other life-threatening illness are now invited to the camp along with the families. >> we have two brain tumor camps and heart camps, the asthma camp >>. >> whether it gets a child to come to the camp, siblings to come to kw the programs or other siblings that we tack talk
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about what is going on or it gives them free time to have a little break. >> for geri brooks it's a rerd for a lifetime of hard work. >> it's because of improved medication, to become young adults and coming back to be counselorsit's really wonderful. >> for them, camp had become her lifetime commitmt. >> i love all the counselors and staff and everyone here. they really are my family. this is e of the most important things in my life. >> at camp arroyo in livermore, cheryl jennings, "abc 7 ne." >> coming up bay area patients jump on the bandwagon f a controversiatreatment to stop a crippling disease and not getting@@@@
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winning is my but we lost today. ♪ nowe didn't. ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh ah, that's our new pastri are we tgrilled sandwich. oh, eat. hey, are thehappy we got rid of the rye bread? they say it's the perfecte our compliment to thtisan bread. classic hot pastrami, meing cheese, deli mustard andickles. awesome. hey, um what are we teing in that room? oh! nothin we were ju hazin' the intern. there is encouraging news for california students in spite of the budget cuts, new statewide test scores that
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students made progresfor the eighth yeain a row. >> you should feel proud of yourself. you did it. >> for years, bridges academy in oakland struggled to increase test scor. this year they nearly made it to the 800 point mark. that is the benchmark set by the state in order to be consiered a high quality school. it hasn't been easy. nearly 85% of the students here are english learners. >> we have a focus where we reviewed anden participated. >> extr help were given to those that need it. >> it's an abstract knowledge. >> when california begin tracking schools, only 20% or were at or above the 800 mark. this year, 46% reached it.
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it's clear that elementary schools are doing much better than t high schools. only 25% of them have hit that target. they say much emphasis has been placed on the younger kids. >> how those kids are tering middle school and we're starting to see the gains at middle school level. we're hopeful we'll see the gains when they reach high school. >> other schools are now doing a number of things to try to improve scores. for example, here in oakland, two middle schools have decided to extend their school day. >> united academy is one of them. thanks to a grant the school will work with a nonprofit that will run an extended academic program. >> so knowing the standards, the guides, knowinghat the students are working on in class and awill allowing practice time. >> they want to make sure that
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no one is left behind. in oakland, lyanne melendez, "abc 7 news." bay area researchers will be joining th effort to examine a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis. here is carolyn johnson. >> they are just back from a trip to the east coast. gail and michelle and the other weren't taking a vacation. they were together to receive an experimental treatment. >> that we were independent and did not depend on each other but what a joy. >> all three women suffer from multiple sclesis. the decision th shared was to undergo a controversial procedure based on theory known as ccsdi. it's backers believe the symptoms of mgs are caused by blockages in cranial blood flow. the pictures on carol's computer are from an imaging test of her veins.
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increased blood flow around her neck and brain, distribution performed angioplasty and placed a stent in her brain. >> i definitely feel better. the stiffness in my legs is gone. >> it's the craziest thing, my husband and i can't believe it. >> sheryl jordan a mother of two says ms has forced her to use a wheelchair. she also received angioplasty >> i'm walking up and down and it's no problem. >> all three won consider their treatment a success. the patients desperate for relief can receive a placebo effect. much of the research community remains skeptical. >> we first reported on this earlier this year when a stanford surgeon stopped performing the procedure. he decided to hold off until he could conduct a clinical tri. in fact within the mgs community there has been a huge push for
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the th research with the hope of determining whether this pla a role in ms. >> that is the firsstep. if it's not real phenomenon, you can forget the notion of doing surgery. >> he directs the multiple sclerosis center at ucsf. >> if this really works, it would be exciting for the patients. the problem is, it's not been establhed as a valid sort of factor in the cause of cause of multiple sclerosis. >> they were motivated in part by the explosion of clinics offering the procure. and patients wlling to travel across the country even across the world to get it. he expects to have data from blind trials in about a year. >> it's giving us a lot of high profile exploration in the lay press. >> meang a stanford sgeon
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that helped develop it is now preparing to launch a clinical trial of his own. they are organizing an independent fund-raising event to help with somof the costs. >> it's important that we support the trials and that everything is done in such a way that it becomes accepted. >> and while they wait for definitiveesults, the three women are beliers in the relief they say they found in a disease that threatens to cripple their bodies. >> not getting enough sleep? now there is an app for that. richard hart reports on a home version of a medical sleep clinic. >> about half of us don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep. >> society is more sleep deprived than people appreciate. >> as director of sleep center, he oversa the change over to
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sono grams that cav it with infrared light. the patient is in the environment and the clinic offers home testing, too. >> originally we were sleep deprived students. we were extremely tired. >> so eric and his partners spent five years developing this. it's an alarm clock that collects brainaves through a wireless headband. in the morning it reveals how much deep sleep you got and light sleem and rem and how many times you woke up summarized. pop out the memory card and you can upload week's worth of data to a web app. it's not at medic device but based on your medica diary it coaches you with personal observations. >> what good is it? the idea is to associate sleep patterns with ose things during your day that affect your sleep, from the headband to the
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display, to the internet, and to this. >> this app delivers all the web coachi to your smart phone where you can keep a log. the company has opened a program interface so any of us can now tinker with our own sleep data. >> and you don't need a slp monitor to tell you that you are sleep deprived. you have to figure out what are your porities. >> pretty neat. you will get a kick out of next story. we'll have you want some ber one honey clusters? yeah. you must really care about him. what? no, no. you gaveim fiber. she didn't. this tasteway too good to be fiber. they're delicious crunchy clusters with sweet hoy and half a day worth of fiber. you care about my fiber? not really. i care about your fiber too. i ve for a while. ok, carl. why don't you care about her fiber?
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>> four of them are here to promote the december show at oracle pavilion and show us their siature. ♪ >> we've rehearsed it through the week in order to attain that precision. >> it takes a lot of pracce. >> these shows are big, a cast and crew of more than 150. 1300 costumes, 22 trucks, nine buses on stage they look the same. >> we make it an i will luilgs. they go out to the girls at the end. >> all of these women say being a rockette is a dream. >> you definely to have stick with your dance training, ballet
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and tap and the other movents. >> how do th do that? what form? you know they' be back in mid-december with a really big show. what do you think, i could be part of the group or not? >> absolutely. we'll keep in you into mind. >> don sanchez, "abc news." >> that is all for this edition of assignment 7. we'll see you next time.@@@@
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