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i think we can confidently say that twitter's first morning as a publicly traded company
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exceeded all expectations. >> twitter makes a big splash on its opening day on wall street and makes instant millionaires out of dozens of bay area employees. >> twitter executives didn't make the same mistakes facebook made a year and a half ago. they priced their stock conservatively and didn't flood the market with too many shares. twitter's stock closed this afternoon at just under $45 a share. a 2% premium from its ipo -- 72% premium from its ipo price of $26. our business and technology reporter is live at twitter headquarters. david, i imagine that party is still going. >> reporter: yes, you can tell that's what's going on because there's been no one leaving the twitter building since lunchtime today. and we have also heard from a neighbor across the way at the end of the building. he says there are preparations underway for a big bash for tonight. now, we know that there's been a lot of celebrating going on, and it was joined by top executives from the company who were in new york this morning for the opening bell but who flew across
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country to be here tonight to be with the employees. and i'm sure the employees are getting a big rush from that. all of them have been tightlipped as we've been standing outside the building. let's show you what's been going on inside. we have a sneak look inside. this was one day twitter employees probably wanted to be at the office early. while the doors were closed to us, we got an inside look at ipo day from the tweets and photos posted by employees. this is the mound of doughnuts that awaited them. super charging them with sugar on top of the adrenaline rush of the opening bell in new york. they scrunched together to watch the ceremony on tv monitors. one thing was clear early on -- the $26-per-share ipo price set last night was conservative. underwriters trying to gauge supply and demand settled on a $45 opening price, 73% higher. that meant twitter could have raised over $1.5 billion more. the ceo of yelp says setting an ipo price isn't ease emp. >> it's not a science, it's simply an art.
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at the end of a long day and couple of weeks, you do your best to deliver value to both your own shifting shareholders and the new ones. and you try to be as fair as possible. >> reporter: while some were jumping in, others didn't because of risk factors. >> any ipo stock that becomes a trading vehicle the first few days after an ipo, it's a guessing game how much it will eventually be worth. nobody knows. doesn't have a track record. there may be revenues, but we don't know what the profitability will be. there's a host of unknowns. resign affidavit lites say twitter played it conservative, acknowledging weak spots while projecting confidence about its future. >> they were very cautious. they took a very meticulous approach to approaching this big ipo day. they've been talking candidly about their growth. they've been talking about their slower growth. they've been talking about how many really engaged user they have. >> reporter: whether you watch from the sidelines or put your cash on the line, twitter is having in just eight letters a
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good day. >> we're watching the star be born. that's always exciting. >> reporter: twitter now has $2 billion to expand the company. and investors who sunk their money into the stock today, they'll have to wait for the company to turn a profit. at twitter headquarters in san francisco, david louis, abc 7 news. >> the twitter update has turned the company's founders into billionaires. at the closing price, the 10% stake in twitter held by co-founder evan williams is now worth $2.5 billion. partner, jack dorsey's share, is worth more than $1 billion. although twitter executives, keep in mind, cannot sell their stock for six months. dorsey, by the way, is also the founder of square. that's the credit card payment company that is primed to go public next year. the company's credit card readers for smartphones and tablets are widely used at starbucks and by small businesses like taxis and food trucks. you've probably seen them. square's headquarters are a block away from twitter's, and like twitter, square has yet to
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turn a profit. >> but not everyone is cheering twitter's success. several protests took place today in front of the company's mid market street headquarters. they were organized by affordable housing advocates who believe twitter is making things too expensive for working class residents to live in. they criticize the decision to give twitter a tax break to move into the old jewelry mart building. >> what are you doing for san francisco? you're making money here, and the effect that you're having is negative for low-income people. for poor people. e being forced out of town. they're being pushed out in record numbers. and that's -- that's not right. >> a spokesperson for san francisco mayor ed lee calls the criticism misguided saying twitter and other tech companies have created thousands of jobs in the city and are keeping the local economy robust in the face of global recession. twitter got to choose who would ring the opening bell on the new york stock exchange today. instead of having company executives do it, as so many companies do, three of twitter's
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top users had that honor. on the left is actor patrick stewart of "star trek: the next generation" fame. on the right, boston police public information officer cheryl feandaka who used twitter to keep the community informed during the boston marathon bombings. and right this in t-- right in middle is vivian har, a fourth grader from marin county. we have more on vivian and why she is such a twitter star. she is. >> reporter: she is. everyone was asking who she is. vivian harr was chosen to share twitter's big day because company executives are impressed with her efforts to help end the modern day slavery of children her age. ringing the bell at the new york stock exchange is an honor not many people receive. vivian harr is among that select few. and she's only 9 years old. [ applause ] [ bell ] >> reporter: we first met vivian last year fighting to end child slavery one glass of lemonade at
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a time. >> honey, that's a lot of lemonade. >> reporter: she's already donated over $100,000, and now the young girl's lemonade stand has morphed into a bona fide business. twitter offers her bottles of organic product to employees. and it's now sold in 150 stores including this market in her marin county hometown of fairfax. 5% of all gross sales goes to her cause. >> you can't keep it on the shelf. when people see the truck, sometimes they come in and -- is she here? they want to meet her. >> reporter: today the fourth grader took to her twitter page to share her new york stock exchange experience. here she is wearing what she tells me is a custom-made tutu, posing with patrick stewart of "star trek" fame, and cheryl fandaka of the boston police department. and here with twitter co-founder jack dorsey. vivian tweeted, "today i rang the bell for hope and freedom." her twitter account has over
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22,000 followers, and in fairfax, just about everyone knows the lemonade girl. >> i think it's a wonderful idea that someone so young can inspire people who are years older than her. >> reporter: vivian's company called make a stand," has an eye-catching marketing tool -- this car. her best buddy says pre-k is part of the team. audrey daniels did not see this morning's bell ringing, but -- >> i think it's really cool that she gets to do that kind of stuff because i think it's just her style of how to do things. >> reporter: and vivian's father says twitter sharing the spotlight with his daughter may turn her moment into a movement. i'm carolyn tyler. >> all right, thank you very much. so who are the most popular twitter users out there? singer katy perry is number one with 46 million followers. justin bieber is a close number two. lady gaga has 40 million
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followers. president obama and taylor swift each have 36 million. sunnyvale mother has been reunited with her infant son, the subject of a multistate amber alert yesterday. district attorney's office investigators today escorted patricia romero to the airport where she flew to arizona to be with her baby, 2 week old henry. the child was abducted by his father when he learned patricia was moving out of state. the two were captured at a checkpoint in mexico yesterday. the suspect is 22-year-old jesus guler. he'll have an extradition hearing tomorrow in tucson. he faces two felonies, kidnapping, and parental child abduction. a rape on a south bay college campus is being investigated tonight as a possible hate crime, as well. the student was attacked in a bathroom at deanza college in cupertino. her gender identity may have been part of the identification. abc 7 upon news reporter vick lee is live with the story. >> reporter: well, dan, the sexual assault happened in that
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tall building behind me. that's the media learning center. the sheriff and campus police are still looking for the attacker. and neither agency would comment on what our sources told us that the victim may have been attacked because she considers herself a pan-sexual person. that's a person who may be attracted to people of all genders and sexual orientations. >> she had been sexually assaulted this past monday, november 4th. >> reporter: student andrea jimenez read the e-mail that deanza college sent last night to all its students and staff. jimenez regularly uses the restroom where the sexual assault happened. >> how it that the rape happened, i don't know where to use the restroom, you know? >> reporter: the rape happened monday in the early afternoon here at the women's restroom on the first floor of the media learning center. the victim reported the attack to police yesterday. >> we believe the suspect is also a deanza student. a male between the ages of 18 and 20. >> reporter: students couldn't
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believe the violent assault could happen in the middle of the afternoon on a busy school day. >> you think you're safe, everybody uses it. i'm sure hundreds of students run in and out every day. >> reporter: abc 7 news spoke with a friend of the victim who said the 19-year-old student believes she was attacked because of her gender orientation as a pan-sexual person. many students we met say they're always vigilantes. >> this is a rape whistle. i make sure all my female friends have them. >> reporter: in fact, some students were getting free rape whistles at the campus health clinic yesterday. others showed us their pepper spray canisters. >> i've been carrying it for a while, just being a girl, just as a precaution. >> reporter: police believe this was an isolated incident. they say the attacker knows the victim. vick lee, abc 7 news. a 16-year-old oakland boy will stand trial as an adult charged with a hate crime for intentionally setting the clothing of another high school student on fire. the victim is recovering from
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surgery at a san francisco burn center. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is in oakland where the suspect's family came to his defense after a brief court hearing. i'm very sorry for what happened. >> reporter: as they left the courtroom after a brief hearing, the family of 16-year-old richard thomas said thomas is not a hateful person despite what the charges against him might indicate. what kind of boy is he? >> he's a good kid. a very good kid. >> reporter: why do you think he did this -- >> i don't know. he was with friends joking around. >> reporter: a junior at oakland high school, thomas is charged as an adult with felony assault and mayhem, with hate crime enhancements to both charges. >> and that means if you get convicted of the underlying crime and you get convicted of it as a hate crime, then not only will you get the punishment for the crime itself, whatever the law requires for that, but then you're going to get more time because it's a hate crime. >> reporter: police say thomas lit another passenger, sasha fleishman, on fire while she was asleep on the bus monday
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afternoon. fleishman was wearing a skirt. the victim's parents say the 18-year-old does not identify as either male or female. in the criminal complaint, the officer interviewing thomas said, "during the suspect's interview, the suspect stated he did it because he was homophobic." she did not want to appear on camera, but thomas' mother told us, "i am very sorry for my son's actions. i did not raise him that way. my son is not a hateful person, he's a kid. kids joke around." while fleishman undergoes treatment at the san francisco burn center, richard thomas is scheduled to be back in court here next tuesday. in oakland, abc 7 news. still ahead tonight on abc 7 news, workers' safety on the b.a.r.t. tracks. workers ask why it took years to contribute to a rule that may have contributed to several deaths. the incident raising new concerns about battery powered cars. our early november weather continues to get milder and milder. can this pattern last through
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the weekend? i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up. and a bit later, the government's plan for preventing thousands of heart attacks. you may have to give up french fries. stay with us. stay with us. abc 7 nudes continues. we love this kitchen! stay with us. abc 7 nudes continues. what's next? great! do you have measurements? yeah, i paced it off. it's about twenty by twelve of these. so, we can measure, plan and install it for you. yea, let's do that! ikea. professional kitchen services at a low price.
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abc 7 news transportation reporter with more. heather? >> reporter: dan, what b.a.r.t. calls simple approval for working on the tracks is an industry standard that was used safely, successfully bib.a.r.t. about 4,000 time over the last five years. not anymore. it's been replaced with something called a work order which b.a.r.t promises is not simple approval by another name. >> 400,000 -- >> reporter: for legislators checking in on b.a.r.t.'s safety practices is more than good politics, it's the law. >> california state law squarely puts the burden of safety on employers. >> reporter: immediately after the october 19th accident that killed christopher shepherd and lawrence daniels, b.a.r.t temporarily, then permanently suspended use of a practice called simple approval. simple approval basically leaves trackside safety up to the workers themselves. today the state assembly labor and employment committee asked why that practice was still in use in october when osha had said it contributed to two prior
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b.a.r.t deaths in 2001 and 2008, and why it took this accident to end it. >> that's a gut wrenching question when you ask, you did it now, why didn't you do it then. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. assistant manager of operations paul overseer said lessons were learned and decision made after the last accident. >> after this last accident, one answer would be that we realize we can't have any more lessons learned. >> reporter: the union's hammered on how workers are conditioned to put on-time performance ahead of safety concerns. veteran train operator jesse hunt told a chilling story of how he was notified of a bomb threat on his train while entering the transbay tube. when he emerged, he was ready to evacuate the train per safety rules, but the station was operating normally, ignoring the threat. that day was september 11th, 2012. >> i didn't begin evacuation of that train because it was so clear that it was not expected of me. >> reporter: the assemblyman will now decide if anything they
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heard today might require a legislative fix. abc 7 news. a san francisco city official launched a campaign to get you to stop staring at your smartphone. it's called eyes up, phones down. many workers will be handing out these blue cards to riders that urges them not to walk and decks and to keep their phones stored away while riding the bus. >> i know that sounds almost impossible it do, but we need to have a goal like that in order to challenge everybody to pay attention because when you got your eyes up and your phones down, you're going to be aware of your surroundings. >> police have already deployed more officers on muni buses in anticipation of the shopping season. it's already showing results. robberies on muni dropped from 51 in september to just nine in october. thefts fell by about 2/3. watch out, dan. >> did you say something? >> no matter how long you stare at that smartphone, it's not going to get any smarter. >> we're counting on that for
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you, sir. >> i hope i can deliver for you. i know i can deliver a nice forecast. we've had nice weather. pleasant all week long. it almost feels like summer. here's the live view, live doppler 7 h.d. you see the outline of thin clouds, some up along the north coast, north of the golden gate. some well it our north. but it is mainly clear, as i give you a look now live from our sfo camera. we've got clear skies at the airport now. let's take a look at some of today's high temperatures compared with high temperatures, the average highs for this date. santa rosa, average high of 68 for this date. 76 today. it was eight degrees warmer than the average in sanda rosa. san francisco, the average -- santa rosa. san francisco, the average, 78. 71 today. six degrees warmer. you see up and down the bay area, high temperatures -- look at this. that's a surprise to me. a closeup shot of a little crescent-shaped moon from the rooftop camera. we have the camera focussed in a much less interesting direction earlier. current temperature readings are
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58 in san francisco. oakland, 60. 65, brentwood city. 61 at san jose. los gatos, 61, half moon bay. the camera looking over san francisco on this beautiful evening. other temperature readings now are 60 apiece in santa rosa and napa. 59 at novato. mid 60s at fairfield, concord, and livermore. along the bay bridge from our high-definition south beach camera in downtown san francisco, these are our forecast features. partly cloudy overnight, dry and mild into the weekend. chance of rain early tuesday. it's a slate chance of rain. satellite radar composite image shows high pressure still the controlling factor in our weather picture now. this is delivering us this mild and dry pattern that just continues on and will into the weekend. we'll start the forecast animation 7:00 tonight. a few clouds will pass by the coastline overnight. sunny skies tomorrow. a few more clouds pass by the coastline overnight and into friday and into the weekend. we'll just have sunny and mild days. but as we take a look further into the forecast future, starting on sunday, you see the cold front approaching.
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it's a weak frontal system, doesn't contain a lot of movie. it will start to break apart as it moves into northwestern california late monday. by tuesday, we'll be looking at rain chances diminishing. we might not get anything at all out of this in terms of rainfall. maybe a sprinkle or two. then by tuesday afternoon, we'll be looking at sunny skies once again. and a dry, mild pattern all over again. overnight tonight, look for mainly clear skies. a few passing clouds along the coastline. low temperatures will be generally in the upper 40s to low 50s. it will be relatively mild. then tomorrow, another mild day, mainly sunny skies, with high temperatures ranging from mid 60s near the coast to upper 60s to near 70 around the bay. and low to mid 70s in our inland locations. and here's the accu-weather seven-day forecast. things start to cool down on sunday. there will be further cooling on monday, veterans day. clouds will thicken on monday. there may be light rain or sprinkles early tuesday. we expect at least partial clearing later in the day on tuesday. and then dry and mild weather again for midweek next week. it continues on into mid-november. >> nice.
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thank you. i know you'll update us on the typhoon. >> we'll have a look later. coming up, the i-team looks into binge drinking at cal.
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into binge drinking at cal. you got to love the weekend. it's like everyone came to, "if it's good, let's save it for the weekend." so here's to the kfc ten buck weekend bucket. ten pieces, ten bucks. any recipe. just ten bucks every saturday and sunday. today tastes so good.
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tones's "money matters," new
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troubles for tesla. for the third time a vehicle has caught fire. this nightmare tennessee where a driver ran over a trailer hitch. that damaged the car's undercarriage, where the battery is. tesla's stock fell 7% today, down $11 a share. in fact, not many stocks did well today. the dow took a 152-point plunge. the nasdaq lost 74. the s&p 500 fell 23. investors were apparently taking out profits after a run that's left the markets at near record highs. and a groundbreaking deal tonight between disney, parent company of abc 7, and bay area-based netflix. disney's marvel tv will develop four live action programs featuring marvel's comic superheroes exclusively for the netflix streaming service. the abc 7 news i-team has uncovered a serious problem at u.c. berkeley. that the rate of binge drinking is soaring. our i-team reporter has a preview of an investigation that he'll have tonight at 11:00. anyone who went to college knows how prevalent drinking is. this is something else. the i-team spent many weekends
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since the start of the school year from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. documenting the problem. students are getting so drunk that they're being transported to the hospital in record numbers. >> as we would respond one group to the campus for one patient, another call would come in. >> reporter: we'll show you just how many drunk students have gone to the hospital so far this school year, what they're drinking, and what an incredible strain they're putting on the fire crews and area hospitals. the impact is being felt far from the cal campus. that's a story tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. >> and worrying their parents to death. >> absolutely. watching that as a parent, i just felt sad to watch this. >> both of my kids are in college. thank you very much. coming up, we'll call spencer back in to brief us on supertyphoon as it bears down on the philippines. it is now one of the most powerful storms on record. >> stay with us for that. and the government's trying to save thousands of lives by outlawing an artery-clogging
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here's the video we're getting tonight from the philippines, directly in the path of one of the most powerful storms ever recorded on the planet. >> winds from typhoon haiyan are gusting at more than 200 miles per hour and about to make landfall. >> spencer christian is here tracking this storm for us moment by moment. spencer? >> dan, here's a look at super typhoon haiyan. here's the position yesterday near the island. today it of course moved westward and pushed right into the central eastern portion of the philippines. it was packing sustained winds up to 1 5 miles per hour earlier -- 195 miles per hour earlier. now gusts over -- well over 200 miles per hour. category 5 storm. it is plowing through the central philippines now. by tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow morning, rather, we expect it to be moving out to sea again, moving through the western portion of the philippines and back out to sea still as a category 5 storm. it will weaken slightly as it
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approaches vietnam on saturday, where it is expected it make landfall again as a category 3. then once it moves inland, it will weaken down to tropical storm strength. this is a very powerful potentially dangerous storm. it would be catastrophic for the philippines. >> all right. thank you. the bay area has the second largest filipino community in the nation after los angeles. of course, most have family in the philippines. experts predict the storm will cause catastrophic damage to several remote areas. casualties are expected. residents here in the bay area are concerned about their loved ones who are directly in the poth of this powerful storm. >> my brother and sister are still there. so their houses is not -- not -- not strong enough to handle this. >> the government has been readying for it, preparing for it with shelters and food distribution. >> if you'd lake it help those affected by the typhoon, you'll find links to two local organizations accepting donations on our website. just go to, and
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look under "see it on tv." a husband and wife are seriously injured tonight after their house exploded in southern new jersey. utterly destroyed. neighbors rushed to pull the couple from the wreckage. the victims were retired and in their 60s. they were flown it the hospital with burns while crews took on the flames. still unknown what caused the explosion. but officials say new gas lines had recently been installed in the neighborhood. pg&e's top executive is calling for an investigation of his own company's management. the utility has come under harsh criticism of the state public utilities commission and could face a $17 million fine for poor recordkeeping on a pipeline in san carlos. one puc commissioner calls it deliberate dishonesty. now pg&e's executive tony early wants to figure out if that's true. he says pg&e's credibility is essential and has asked his board of directors' audit committee to investigate the top management. a new lawsuit filed today is asking a superior court judge to
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block the planned closure of city college of san francisco. the lawsuit is seeking a court order that would overturn a decision to revoke ccsf's acreditation in july. accuses the accrediting commission for community and junior colleges of violating federal violations in its review of ccsf. at a forum this afternoon, federal and state legislators also took aim at that accrediting commission. >> the privacy agency which has no oversight. it operates in secret. what we are hoping will happen is that the department of education will revoke its license. its ability to function as an agency that accredits community colleges. >> the accrediting commission is not commenting this lawsuit, but it has said two previous lawsuits challenging its decision to revoke ccsf's accreditation are without merit. they are blamed for an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. and today, the fda announced plans to reclassify partially highdrogi interstated oils or
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trans-- hydrogenated oils or transfats, eliminating them from our food supply. nick smith with the story now from oakland. you know, you just roast it. >> reporter: diane harmon has no need for anyone premade. this conscientious shopper was pleased to learn the food and drug administration proposed a measure to eliminate transfats, the artery-clogging substance that is a major contributor to heart disease and found in most prepackaged goods. >> i don't eat stuff that has that in it. i just never got in the habit of it. >> reporter: california has already gone after transfat at fast food spots and restaurant menus. >> as a cardiologist, i'm happy if people don't consume transfats. >> reporter: transfats have slowly been disappearing. under the new proposal, the agency wants to finish the job. a move celebrated by health advocates like dr. robert feldman, a cardiologist with summit medical center. >> you can start with very healthful oils such as canola oil and peanut oil, but modify them to make them more solid at
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room temperature. that modification makes them bad for the heart. >> reporter: the concern centers on highdrogi nation, an industrialized process that makes liquids solid. a bill passed in 2008 didn't ban it from the common packaged goods we find on store shelves every day like some cake icing, common brands of cereal, and the ever-popular ice cream. so what's a shopper to do? if you see anything other than a zero in the transfat line on a nutritional label, health experts say put it back on the shelf. >> i feel better, you know, when i see -- when i see baked prepared goods from someone else. would be nice to have confidence that they don't have transfat. >> reporter: and it's everywhere. look at your favorite snack, and then take a closer look at the fine print on the back. in less than a year, you may not need a magnifying glass to know if what's inside is good to eat. abc 7 news. still ahead tonight on abc 7 news, buyer beware.
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>> the type of insurance that is rarely worth the cost. michael finney will show us what not to waste money on.
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both car and health insurance protect us from paying exorbitant out-of-pocket fee its something goes wrong. >> there are some other kinds of insurance that can be a waste of money. >> 7 on your side's michael finney is here with that story. >> reporter: there's a lot of insurance policies out there. we pitch them constantly. so we've been looking interest these, and there are really only a few types of insurance you really must have. so the moral of the story tonight is -- check it out. >> i have car insurance. i have renters insurance. i have life insurance. >> reporter: those are the basic insurances that most experts recommend. what about all the other ones? take mortgage life insurance versus traditional life insurance. >> this is a product that would pay your mortgage in case you died. the difference is if you just
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bought term life insurance and died, you could spend this money on whatever you want, be it the mortgage, be it something else. >> reporter: joe rideout is a consumer services managering for the nonprofit consumer action. he also thinks accidental life insurance isn't always worth it because it only pays out if you die from something other than disease or age. >> you're better off just getting a cheap term life insurance policy, and don't try to gamble on whether you'll die in a certain way or another. >> reporter: another popular insurance for travelers is flight insurance. >> just look at the numbers. over the last decade, 15 deaths per year for u.s. airline crashes. there's 30,000 a year in auto crashes. if you have a term life policy, then you'll be covered in either case. >> reporter: if you lose your job or become disabled, involuntary unemployment insurance pays your monthly minimum credit card payment. but you might want to think twice before you buy it. >> you're paying about up to 1%
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of the credit card balance which is what you're going to be charged for this product. you're better off paying that toward getting the balance down in the first place rather than planning for the worst. >> repor wary of credit card loss protection. >> federal law says that the most you could be liable for is $50. and in practice, credit card companies waive even that first $50. so you're facing no liability whatsoever. >> reporter: mary from san jose has been very happy with her pet insurance. >> just had the exams. if they made it shots or surgeries, then it's less expensive. >> reporter: but pet insurance may not be a great value for all pet owners. >> they also frequently have maximum payouts over the life of the pet that often can be $20,000 or less. so once you -- your pet has a serious problem, the company may stop paying for treatment if your pet is really in need of it. >> reporter: in california, the department of insurance does a pricing survey every year.
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with it, you can find out why your insurance company -- what your insurance company charges versus others. it is definitely worth checking out. the slink at hers a basic recall on insurance -- never buy insurance for something you can afford to pay for yourself. >> yeah. a good thought. thank you, michael. lung cancer, of course, is a terrible disease. and it's not just smokers or former smokers who are at risk. >> the people at risk for >> the people at risk for enhancing one [ male announcerer ] this is jim, a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has afib, atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years, jim's medicine tied him to a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested.
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a local nonprofit is funding a harvard study to find out whether lung cancer can be inherited. in tonight's reporter, cheryl jennings talks it a woman who learned about the research and says it may have saved her life. they took enough tissue around it so they can tell it's not in the lymph nodes, so it hadn't spread. >> reporter: nancy capelli was lucky. she was able to detect her lung cancer early. she explained why that happened when she met me at the lung cancer foundation in san carlos.
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it's funding new research to find out whether lung cancer can be inherited. nancy was advised to get checked after a couple of things got happened. her mother was battling breast cancer and thought it had come back. but it was actually lung cancer. a rare mutation called t-790 was found in her dna she enrolled in the study at dana farber cancer institute in boston. she learned her family might be at risk. >> then i found out that i tested positive for having that inherited gene mutation. >> reporter: next, nancy got a ct scan. >> there were seven or eight little nodules which was kind of frightening. but theier very small. >> reporter: so she had surgery to remove the largest nodule. >> and it came back as, you know, stage zero. >> reporter: nancy gets a ct scan every six months now. she also joined a support group formed by bonnie and tony aderio. we all talked by skype with the oncologist leading the inherit
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study, dr. jeffrey oxnard. >> some individuals are in their 20s and already have have small lung nodules growing in their lungs even though they're young, never smoked. we worry this is lung cancer developing early. >> reporter: bonnie survived stage 3b lung cancer. she plans to get tested for that t-790 gene mutation. >> because obviously losing four family members to it disease, i want to do something that will help my kids and grandkids. >> if this is something that's passed genetically and had nothing to do with cars jcinoge hopefully that will go toward attacking smoking. >> reporter: they founded a research program that is coordinating testing for families in the study. they can enroll on line at families will receive a kit with a mouth swab for a dna sample to mail in. >> so this research is important for people like myself to get early diagnosis, right? we know with any type of
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disease, finding out early is better. >> reporter: cheryl jennings, abc 7 nudews. >> we have links to the study and lung cancer foundation support group. you'll find them at look under "see it tv." 62 ipads and laptops stolen from a san jose school are being replaced. abc 7 news has learned that safeway has donated 31 ipads to the river glen school. thieves pried open a door and stole 31 new ipads and 31 new laptops from the school in october as we reported to you. the school district will replace the laptops using money out of its general fund. the stolen items were valued at more than $72,000. not enough to meet the district -- district's insurance deductible. they'll have to come out of pocket but are getting them donated. we enjoyed lovely weather today. >> man, perfect. and it continues. spencer christian is back. >> it's been beautiful. i'm not going to call it mild anymore, i'm calling it warm. bay november standards it has been warm. here's live doppler 7 h.d.
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mainly clear across the bay area now. a few high clouds passing by overnight. statewide tomorrow, sunny and mild. we'll see high temperatures in the 70s at chico, sacramento,es from me to, 78 in los angeles. 86 in the desert at palm springs. 66 in l.a. in the bay area, another warm day coming our way, as well. we'll see sunny skies. highs in the mid 60s along the coast, upper 60s to near 70 around the bay, and low to mid 70s in our inland locations. we've got mild on the map, but i'm calling it warm. here's the accu-weather seven-day forecast. this pattern stays with us through the weekend and starts to cool down just a little bit on monday. a few extra clouds. monday is veterans day. there's a slight chance, ever so slight of some light rain early tuesday. then we expect at least partial clearing later in the day. and mild weather to warm weather once again by midweek next week. california ski season kicked off today with the opening of mammoth mountain. the first resort in the state to open for the season. >> at least three lifts began running this morning. and in this video provided by the resort, a large turnout of
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skiers took advantage of the fresh powder. about ten inches at the main lodge, and 18 inches at the summit. >> more snow expected next week. hard to think about snow when it is warm here. >> feels mild. and we have sport. >> let's talk about that stanford game. happy, happy in her cardinal red. biggest game of the year for stanford. they are playing well in the first half. what will alden smith play in the first game
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good evening. it is number three oregon visiting number five stanford with conference and national title implications on the line. the question at kickoff, could the cardinals slow down the opponent ducks' offense -- potent ducks' offense? yes. number retired at halftime. here's what makes marcus mariota so dangerous. on the run, scrambles right. throws back across the middle and hits his man, keenan lowe, inside the ten yard line. on fourth and goal, the ducks scramble fade pattern,
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incomplete. kevin hogan throwing the bomb to micha michael rechter. setting up gaffney, capping the 6-yard drive. 7-0 spanfotanford in one quarte. reed option, nicely done. right up the middle. 14-0 cardinal. upset in the making. but oregon is driving as we speak 14-0. complete highlights at 9:00 and 11:00. there's another top ten match-up in college football. oklahoma traveling to waco to take on number six baylor. sooners up 5-3 before the bears get going with quarterback bryce petty. ten-5 baylor. petty can run and he can throw. the pump and then the throw. antwan goodly touchdown, right now 24-5 baylor at the half. they are the highest scoring team in the nation. oregon is second. the niners come back from their by week hosting the red-hot carolina team.
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expect alden smith to make his return for the red and gold. niner practice filling one familiar faces. mario manningham returning from knee surgery, running at pull speed. looking good. michael crabtree in the blue, rehabbing from an achilles tear. looks like he's aways away from getting back on the field. alden smith after five weeks in rehab, a little bit rusty. expecting to see some action against the panthers. >> after a six-week layoff, may not be ready conditioning-wise. every game takes a different personality. how many plays, how many plays in a row, different packages. it can be a fluid situation. >> the raiders give up seven passing touchdowns and get blown out by the eagles. in week in a new york state of mind. heading cross turn to play the 2-6 giants. the raiders 3-5. terrell parks has shown flashes of brilliance. the silver and black are inconsistent. the raiders have to stay focused
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and not panic after that 49-20 loss. >> we know what the problem is. and we've got to fix it, you know? i think that's what it is at the end of the day. you got to handle your ownid? work, you know, with them yourself, do your 111 job and we'll be fine. there's a lot of football left. sigh of relief for the warriors. seth curry suffered fat and ankle injuries last night. neither serious. he's day to day. his ankle got rolled up on when ricky rubio got tangled him in the third quarter of the game. he was treated, came back, and twisted his left ankle when he landed on kevin love's foot. mri reveals a left ankle bone brui bruise. curry said he will probably play tomorrow in san antonio. the crazy scene from the blackhawks winnipeg game. adam hardy gets drilled. the glass pops off and the fan yankees the helmet off his hat. savagery. fan was like, hey, finders keepers. what's your problem? somebody took it off his head and tossed it back.
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not his head, the helmet. abc 7 sports brought to you by orchard supply hardware. stanford's just recovered a fumble, and deep in their own territory, turning back an oregon drive. they may burn textbooks tonight on the stanford campus -- >> this is pretty good stuff. >> exciting stuff. >> 14-0. join me at 9:00 on coffee tv 20 cable 13 on abc news at 11:00. we are closely following, of course, the situation in the philippines. a monster typhoon has made landfall. we'll have a election at the damage so far. on abc 7 news at 11:00, berkeley's binge drinking problem. i-te our i-team investigates the increasing number of college students in the hospital and how it's putting your family at risk. this is abc 7 news. our coverage of breaking news continues on twitter at abc7news bayarea. for all of us here at abc 7 news, we hope you have a great evening. >> see you at 9:00 and 11:00.
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