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tv   CBS 5 Eyewitness News at Noon  CBS  June 21, 2011 12:00pm-12:30pm PDT

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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good tuesday afternoon. i'm grace lee. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. we begin with a trail of blood and a body found. >> this afternoon, san francisco police say that they have a murder on their hands.
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kristy seifkin is near fort mason, where the young man's body was discovered. kristy. >> reporter: good morning -- or good afternoon. we are here to the west of fort mason where the body was found behind me. and this is usually a very serene area but certainly, a different feeling this morning. crime scene lining all of marina boulevard and areas buchanan and bay streets after they found the trail of blood. as you mentioned, they found a body floating in the water. last night around 10:30 p.m., police received a call from a teen who said he saw a trail of fresh blood stretching from the post office at beach and buchanan across marina green to the trees in the parking lot by the water. >> you have a blood trail, went to the end of the blood trail, looked in the back of vehicles, looked at vehicles around, they looked for people and they found no victim. >> reporter: and 6:36 this morning, police received a call from a person who saw a body floating in the water near fort mason. police and paramedics responded and found a 19-year-old fully clothed caucasian male dead in the water.
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>> they got the call, someone found the person in the bay. i mean, cops can only do what they can do. they can look for a victim. >> reporter: the san francisco medical examiner removed the body from the water at approximately 10:10 a.m. police have declared this a homicide investigation. the crime scene has stretched to bay street where a neighbor says he has seen two gentlemen living inside a car for the past two weeks. now, police have not released the causing of death nor the identity of the body. they say they will have to wait for the coroner to release those details. in the meantime more people coming through the marina, marina boulevard has been opened, but the crime scene around of car has been extended. if you are driving around the area, expect to be diverted to other roads in the area. >> what about for the people who live around there. are they shocked that this happened near where they live? >> reporter: yeah. actually i spoke with a woman earlier outside the safeway and she was shocked. you know, she takes care of children and is certainly concerned for the suspicious activity in an area that's
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usually -- people feel is quite safe. >> thank you, kristy seifkin in san francisco. a frat house in san jose goes up in flames. it took more than 75 firefighters to get a handle on this five-alarm blaze early this morning. now, when crews arrived on the scene, they came face to face with a stubborn wall of fire. at one point, they had to evacuate the house and then started fighting the fire defensively. now 28 members of the kappa sigma fraternity are homeless and as anser hassan reports, it's a major blow to the members. >> all i hear is someone yelling, get out of the house, there is a fire. >> reporter: a fire that quickly spread to five-alarm blaze that destroyed the kappa sigma fraternity house here at san jose state university. san jose fire department got a call at 3:30 this morning of smoke coming out of the laundry rooms. students tried to put the fire out with the extinguisher but once all 28 students got out, the fire engulfed the entire
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second floor quickly. >> the fire was huge. you could feel the heat a block away. >> reporter: 75 firefighters fought the fire for three hours. the students have been told there is no going back inside. the second floor where many of the students lived and slept was completely destroyed by the fire. back down here on the first floor, water damage has made this part of the house unlivable. >> everything is gone. like you have to start everything from all over. >> reporter: brad says he is thankful everyone is safe. but the hardest part is this is a bad to end a great school year. >> the hardest part is the momentum we had as a fraternity on campus, like we were the most improved with our sports, with our, you know, where our academics. >> reporter: firefighters tried to recover whatever they could. the school officials know that for these guys, it's still not much. >> what we're going to encourage them to do is take a moment to get some rest to have a good meal to perhaps get some sleep in before we move forward
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with the recovery process. >> reporter: that recovery process includes the school and the red cross providing food and clothing for the 28 young men. now, thankfully, because it's summertime, some of the other fraternities are offering up their rooms until a more permanent housing solution can is in place. in san jose, anser hassan, cbs 5. that wasn't the only one. a house fire in oakland was sparked by an electrical problem. the flames broke out at this victorian home on 23rd avenue around 1:30. it started on the ground floor but it quickly moved up the wahl walls to the second floor and the attic. flames were roaring out of the roof and windows when firefighters arrived. at least 10 people who lived inside heard smoke alarms and they were able to get out safely. >> get out the room, the flames destroyed everything. busted the windows, just could barely get out from the house. >> it took firefighters nearly two hours to get that fire
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under control. one firefighter injured his back. that person was treated at the scene and released. the building now has about $200,000 in damage. well, it is the first day of summer, and it's going to be a scorcher out there. >> certainly is. several bay area cities are expected to top 100 degrees. but that heat may also prove challenging for firefighters. the fire danger in the oakland hills is at moderate today, and all this hot weather does mean some unhealthy air. so today is the first "spare the air" day. >> it's going to be hot in the afternoon and as the ridge of high pressure sits overhead, heat advisories are up for most of the bay area away from the immediate coastline. you're seeing that continuing in the san francisco bay area
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and the interior valleys. that will be in effect until 8:00 in the evening. temperatures running in the mid- 80s to as high as 102 degrees in some spots inland. you really have to watch for those people that are sensitive to some of those temperatures that are this hot. the elderly and the young. you might want to call them. nice day for a popsicle. those hot temperatures continuing but looks like things are going to start to cool down. we'll let you know when in just a couple of minutes. back to you. >> just talking about it is making me hot. >> well, fan yourself, for crying out loud. [ laughter ] kids in oakland could have one less way to beat the heat. >> the live oak pool at oakland school may be closing to the public because of budget cuts. an oakland unified spokesman says the city council will determine whether they can afford to keep it running. >> top gop contender stumps for cash here in the bay area. another candidate enters the race for the white house. >> we need more than hope.
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leadership that knows we need answers. >> the former job that makes this presidential hopeful a little different. young children can go into the coffee shop, ask for coffee, sit there with girls walking around completely naked. >> bay area cafe that is look more like gentleman's clubs. angry wives who blew the whistle to police, coming up. ,, ,, after we make a dingy floor look brand new, it's not uncommon for the term "hero" to be bandied about.
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the state controller has jus decide some breaking news out of sacramento. no paychecks for the lawmakers. that's the deal. the state controller has just decided to dock their paychecks after saying the budget numbers just didn't add up. and it was not a balanced budget. back in the fall, voters approved a new proposition that docks lawmakers' pay for every day the budget is late.
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we'll have more on this blockbuster ruling on eyewitness news at 5:00 and 6:00. looks like it's standing room only for gop presidential hopefuls. former utah governor jon huntsman is the ninth republican to announce his candidacy today. he recently reese signed as president obama's ambassador to china. but as manuel gallegus reports, he is already saying how he would do things differently than his old boss. >> reporter: republican presidential candidate jon huntsman says the condition of america is totally unacceptable. >> we are passing down to the next generation a country that is less powerful, less compassionate, less competitive. >> reporter: standing in the same place where ronald reagan launched his 1980 presidential run, the former utah governor kicked off his campaign by promising new jobs, energy independence, and a simpler tax code. >> what we now need is leadership that trusts in our strength.
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leadership that doesn't promise washington has all of the solutions to our problems. >> reporter: even though he has worked for three gop presidents, huntsman's biggest challenge could be distancing himself from president obama. he served as ambassador to china in the obama administration for nearly two years and once called him a remarkable leader. huntsman is expected to emphasize his conservative values on the campaign trail but also to portray himself as a different kind of republican candidate. >> he is talking about, you know, i dropped out of high school and got past that and even released his campaign ad showing that he is riding his harley through the desert. >> reporter: but name recognition could be a problem as he battles well known candidates like mitt romney and newt gingrich. a recent cbs news poll found that 87% of republican voters say they don't know enough about him. huntsman begins trying to change that at a rally in new hampshire later today. manuel gallegus, cbs news, jersey city, new jersey. and just days after the first gop primary debate in new
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hampshire, republican front- runner mitt romney is now in california hoping to raise some serious cash. his three-day swing will include a luncheon in sacramento and barbecue in portola valley cofounder of sun microsystems. the cost is $1,000 to $10,000 to attend the barbecue. good barbecue there. calling it quits, two key fundraisers are leaving newt gingrich and weakening his efforts to run for president. the former speaker of the house has been struggling to raise money for his campaign while facing steep travel costs. early this month, 16 top aides and advisors left the former speaker's campaign leaving some speculating about whether his campaign will survive. coming up, the royals are arrive. the just -- ar arriving. the new schedule of the duke and duchess of cambridge just released. it's getting hot around the bay area. where you might be able to beat
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the heat. where it's going to be a scorcher this afternoon. your forecast is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! morgan c pay almost 154 we have a big rally on wall street on this tuesday, up 122 points. we like that. and a big fine today for jpmorgan chase. the bank will pay almost $1 54
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million to settle fraud charges related to the financial crisis. well, some coffee shops in san jose are creating quite the buzz for what some are saying is an x-rated menu. a city council member has numerous complaints about the risque businesses in her community. madison nguyen says angry wives have sent her videos from the cafes that feature scantily clad waitresses. san jose police say full nudity is against the law but with the rising murder rate and officers being laid off, naked waitresses aren't a high priority. >> if it's a choice to send people out for gang suppression or into some of these coffee shops which could be a labor- intensive operation if it's undercover, we'll probably lean towards violent crime. >> some of the customers we spoke to said if you don't like it, don't go there. need to hail a cab in san francisco this afternoon? you might have to wait an hour or two. taxi drivers are protesting right now until 2:00 this afternoon. they are circling city hall and honking to protest a 5% charge
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on credit card transactions. there is an alternative though if you need it, a pricy car service called uber cab cutting its fares in half for people without a rise. the british are coming. prince william and kate have just released details of their first overseas trip. they will be arriving in ottawa on july 1 to celebrate canada's independence day. the couple will travel to montreal where they will be dishing up some grub with young chefs there. >> and then after a quick stop in quebec and calgary, they will head to l.a. for three days to have a little fun using their red carpet glamour. they will throw a black tie event to introduce british film talent to hollywood exec. today is the prince's 29th birthday. he is at work right now flying a helicopter over the coast of wales. >> not a bad way to celebrate your birthday. good way to crews around the bay area today i think in a helicopter. >> i think you're right. >> head out to the coast. that's one of the cool place out there. we are going to see lots of sunshine everywhere you go but
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it could be uncomfortably hot for some folks and out on the bay right now, looking good as we have clear skies but the heat is on. the temperatures really warming up in a hurry right now. some of those numbers already soaring well into the 90s inland. even inside the bay we are seeing some of those temperatures warming up, as well. 94 degrees right now in livermore, 91 in fremont, 90 in san jose. interestingly, though, we are seeing 77 degrees in san francisco and starting to catch a bit of a sea breeze. i think a sign of some changes are in the works. still, this afternoon, expecting some triple digits in some of the interior valleys. 80s and 90s continuing inside the bay. beautiful at the coast into the 70s. but tonight, some patchy fog begins to return to the coast. skies staying mostly clear and mild inland but some changes are in the works as it we are starting to see low clouds and fog off the coastline. tonight that will push back onshore. strong ridge of high pressure overhead. the heat advisory continuing until 8 p.m. this may be the last day of well above-normal temperatures
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for this time year. 14 to 17 degrees above the average and going up this afternoon. highs running to about 100 degrees in morgan hill, 95 in fremont, 91 in san mateo. about 57 and beautiful in pacific -- about 75 and beautiful in pacifica. 102 in in brentwood. 101 pleasanton. 90 in berkeley. things cooling down a bit toward tomorrow. much cooler temperatures almost 20 degrees cooler as we head in towards thursday and friday. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. >> 85 is cool. some pretty different weather. we have some incredible video to share with you. take a look. a twister strong enough to move a train. watch. rs were
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>> what's incredible is these guys are shooting this video a half mile away. this is in york county in nebraska. several cars were blown off the tracks. the train cars were parked at the time. no one was hurt. but at least one home and a now the of outbuildings were damaged in the tornado. look at that. they should be running away from the tornado. >> it's been a crazy year when you think about it. the midwest? my goodness. >> we all know smoking is bad for us but now the u.s. government wants to make it loud and clear on every pack. >> kendis gibson shows us the nine shocking new reasons not to light up. >> reporter: this is what smokers are soon going to see when they buy cigarettes. the u.s. government's released nine graphic health warnings that will appear on every pack of cigarettes sold and every cigarette ad. one shows a man smoking through a tracheotomy hold. another shows rotten teeth and disease gums. >> this is aimed at making sure
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kid don't start in the first place and that adults who want to stop, we give them some help. >> reporter: the new labels are the biggest change to cigarette packaging in 20 years. those who don't comply won't be able to sell in the u.s. smoking can lead to lung cancer, strokes, heart disease, killing 443,000 people in the u.s. each year. and it's also extremely addictive. >> myself, i have been smoking 20 years. i'm not sure it will deter me. >> i'm a daily smoker. honestly, it's good i think that it's going to be on packs of cigarettes. >> reporter: the labels will also include the national hotline number, 1-800-quit now. >> we have seen over the past four decades declines in smoking rates but in recent years the last five to seven years, we have seen those rates of smoking plateau out at about 20% of adults. >> reporter: the labels will take up the top half of cigarette packs and will have to make up 20% of an ad.
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cigarette makers have 14 months to make the changes. kendis gibson, cbs news, los angeles. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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$1.49 a pound. you can find them a little lower and much more expensive in certain markets but make sure that quality is good. blue lake beans. the string beans that are loaded with flavor, locally grown and also in the market with some great prices. take a look at the prices. the average price of these blue lake beans about 89 cents a pound and look at that deep green color to them. that means they are loaded with flavor and nutritional value. plum tomatoes, you want to make a tomato sauce? you need these tomatoes. you buy them nice and red all the way around, no greening at all. look at these beautiful tomatoes right here. the average price is about 89 cents a pound. again these are average prices. they can be a little less expensive but much more expense every so you can save some money on great produce. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. and save some money. it's called a dating website for the dashing and gorgeous. but if you don't rate, you don't get in. that's the deal. so imagine the members'
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reaction when the website got hacked by dare i say it the less attractive? 30,000 b-listers flooding site with dating requests thanks to an ex-employee of the site who wanted ugly revenge. all the not so hot newcomers got rejection e-mails and said, sorry to inform you, you're not beautiful enough. >> yeah. well, they are known to prank a little bit and i think a probably people are going to their websites anyway. >> we are going to stay off. >> have a great day. enjoy the day. >> caption colorado, llc ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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