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deadly rocket attacks between israel and hamas militants. what israel says will get them to stop firing. remembering nearly 1,000 people who died in a jones town massacre. why family members call the memorial in oakland the plaque of shame. san francisco can shed the image of anything goes, including clothes. good evening. the death toll is mounting in gaza following an attack that killed nearly a dozen civilians. the escalating violence is the increased pressure on israel to end the fighting. >> reporter: palestinian officials say 11 civilians, including woman and children died. the deadliest single attack since the violence erupted on
wednesday. rescue crews freed a woman. hamas says the casualties are mounting. israeli military officials say on sunday they targeted homes of suspected militants and hamas communication centers. they say israel is prepared to expand its operations. the troops are staging along the boarder for a ground invasion. but cease-fire negotiations are under way. president barack obama says avoiding a ground assault is preferrable but israel has a right to defend itself. >> there is no country on earth that would tolerate this. >> reporter: officials say they will end attacks on gaza if hamas agrees to stop launching rockets into israel but warning sirens continue to go off across israel. the israeli military says the
iron domed defense system is stprepting dozens of missiles including several headed towards tel aviv on sunday. but missiles hit buildings in the south. hamas says it will not back down until israel agrees to open up gaza's boarders. >> president barack obama was in thailand today. the first of a four-day stop. he offered a toast to the long alliance. >> your diggity, your resilience, your friendship, your warmth. that is the foundation of our alliance. it is why you were the first asian nation to reach out to america after we won our independence. it is why in asia, to this day, we can say, thailand is our oldest friend. >> president barack obama and secretary of state, clinton, have four more days in the
tour. police officers still search for a second gunman. 26-year-old jonathan wilbanks was caught friday night after a chase after he and a gunman exchanged fire. one officer was hurt in the gunfire. the police are asking for the public's help in identifying the other gunman. the police say the two men are linked to four robberies and a homicide outside of san jose 7/11 store on friday. we have a reporter on the story and we will bring you full details tonight at 6:30. the authorities are trying to identify a body identified in san francisco bay. the u.s. coast guard found a body of a man near 40 baker just before 8:00. they are trying to see if they fit any description of any missing person's reports in the area. well, a fraud alert in the east bay tonight. the police are warning of a popular phone scam. people say they are getting calls from someone requesting
money for a relative. the caller says their grand child was arrest inside peru and needs money for bail and asked for it to be wired. the police say people should make sure they know where their relatives are before sending any money anywhere. san francisco may be getting ready to shed the image as where anything goes including clothing. city lawmakers are scheduled to vote on tuesday on an ordinance that would ban nudity in most public places. it would make it illegal for any older than five to expose themselves. exceptions are made for street fairs and parades. the bay area marks a grim anniversary today. november 18th, 1978 congressman leo ryan and four others were kill inside jones town by members of the people's temple. he was there to investigate complaints by the temple by concerned family members. the killings were followed by a
mass murder and suicide by nine12 temple members. today as every year, family members of the victims attended a memorial service in oakland. they were there not only to remember but to protest. [singing] this memorial service began with a covering in the cemetery. something this family calls the plaque of shame. >> it is horrific. >> we lived this tragedy. >> among the names of the 1,000 people who died here in 1978 is the man deemed responsible, jim jones, who ran this colony. many of his followers were from the bay area, 27 were family members were of wynona. >> he comes to a scheme that he
will take them all to the promise land. they believe today. >> reporter: 34 years ago he cited what was a mass suicide, a mass murder. they shunned him by then, ed was 8 years old and lost 8 close cousins that day. >> they went there following their parents thinks all of our dreams will come to pass in this paradise in the middle of a jungle somehow. so, i am really big on pushing people and myself and my children to strive for your dreams. >> reporter: the family is in the middle of a legal cite trying to build a new memorial to replace this one. hoping to have it done by the 35th anniversary next year. [singing] >> reporter: the crowd at the annual memorial has been dwindling. today, only a dozen people came to pay respects. >> most of us were not born at that time. it is important we know our american history so we don't repeat this. >> in oakland, cbs 5.
mother and son have thanksgiving dinner together. the heart wrenching circumstance that kept them a part for so long. how they were reunited. after all of the disappointment and madness to get them before they go away, hope for twinkies. how they may survive, after all. >> good evening. we have clouds in the forecast. fog and next up, rain. the day you should expect it as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
tomorrow. the national arts and humanities youth program award is similiar to a lifee achievement aw first lady, michelle obama will honor youth radio. the youth program award is similar to a lifetime achievement award. youth radio teaches students about the medium and issues important to our society. in this production young adults share their thoughts on why they voted for president barack obama. a reunion six decades in the making and in time for thanksgiving. a bay area mother was able to
track down her son after six decades. >> i am just thankful. >> reporter: at mission harvest christian church in san jose, a largely filipino congregation is together. >> i wanted them to have hope because of what happen inside my own life. >> reporter: it is a story almost too good to be tree. bringing tears. >> very scared, having my first baby. -- >> how old were you? >> i was 23 years old. >> reporter: that was 63 years oeg. she was pregnant and had to -- ago. she was pregnant and had to give up the baby for adoption. she kept it secret until a discussion about it made her confess to her daughter. >> mom, you want to see him? >> i said, yes, of course i want to see him. i waited all of this time. >> reporter: after a search they found him and sent him a certified letter telling them
he wanted to meet him. he did not believe the letters at first. >> i read a few lines and -- she said i am your mother. and i was overwhelmed. >> reporter: they started talking on the phone, sometimes for three to four hours, finally, she asked for pictures. >> i told mom i can do one better. i'm coming out to see you. >> reporter: standing next to each other in line with a full thanksgiving spread that is a new friend with an old bond. >> the best thanksgiving ever. that i ever had. >> yeah. me, too. >> after 63 years. 200130 miles this is her -- 2,130 miles, their first thanksgiving in this church but hopefully not their last, back to you. >> well, it is news just about everyone wants to hear. twinkies may live up to their shelf life after all. what could happen tomorrow that could keep them on store
don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. but there's a good chance te cream-filled treat will sur. even though their maker, hostess, filed for bankruptn friday, parts of the busines will be sold in court. and egin as soon we have been whiting the obituary for the twinkies but some of it may be sold in court. with the annual revenue other companies expressed interest in bidding for pieces of hostess. well, each year the stores bring out the holiday decorations and the shopping
ads earlier and earlier. for the first time stores are opening early on thanksgiving day instead of friday morning. we have more on the backlash it is generating. [music] >> reporter: at target, shelves are dusted and decorations hung with sreugs of sales galore. black friday shoppers get in earlier with stores opening at 9:00, thanksgiving night. >> i will be here. definitely i will be here. >> reporter: he is a target shopper who plans to score deals. >> 50 inch tv. >> reporter: opening at 9:00 on thanksgiving night provides an after dinner shopping event with the family but on-line many employees argue it takes those values away. >> on change.org a target employee from california started a petition. 150,000 people signed in support, similar to last year. >> i believe i am standing up
for the greater good. >> reporter: when they protested target's midnight opening. >> thanksgiving is a family time. how far are we going to go for retail and commercialism? >> an appetite for shopping and it is earlier and earlier. >> reporter: university of saint thomas marketing professor says it it comes down to competition and stores like target are supplying a demand. >> nobody wants to come in second in that race. so, it is really a question, look, people are thinking about shopping, they want to go shopping. >> like him, even though this year his job at a call center requires him to work on thanksgiving, too. >> part of my paycheck. i get a lot of time to spend with my family on my days off and i use that time wisely. all right, mother nature turned up the normal calm waters off of australia with a rare waterspout. it happened off of new south
whales. it brought rain, hail, no damage was reported. all right, we are keeping a close eye on the forecast. a lot of people will be traveling. >> it looks unsettled this entire week. good evening, everybody. first, let's take a look at how our highs are across the bay. butched up around 58 degrees and 65 degrees in oakland. so, these temperatures are averaging 3-5 degrees below normal for the most part but for san francisco at 62. it is spot on for this time of the year. the current air temperature, city by the bay. sanfrancisco, middle 50s in santa rosa. this is the scene out towards sap jose. cloudy sky, the winds are flat out of the southwest at 3 miles an hour. what you need to know, mostly cloudy tonight. areas of fog developing, especially in the north bay in the inland areas. fog and chowd for your monday. rain returns. we will share that outlook with
you tonight overnight over -- any -- overnight. anywhere around 42 degrees. back in the valley. impressive area of low pressure, that is number 2 from yesterday. dumped over half an inch of rain in many of our locations in the overnight hours. on the backside of it, air mass that wants to bring a few showers in the far eaches of the north bay. you will see it right there. as far as your future cast is concerned we are dry on monday. then, here comes the leading edge of precipitation, it hangs out, all day long, right there. then, bam, by wednesday morning the big get away day we will have rain. you will need that umbrella. give yourself time to get you to your destination. meanwhile, how is all of this for the 49er, monday night football change? it doesn't t. it is football weather. tomorrow, it looks like statewide, middle 60s, clouds in the central valley. rain across the north western section of the state.
the snow has stopped after 20 inches reported at kirkwood. number wise, cloud cover, 60s at the beaches. all of numbers are bunched up. i will go through it rapidly. 62. 66 degrees in antioch. low 60s for the most part around the walnut creek area as well to the north and san rafael. the bay temperatures, 63 to 65 degrees. get a good look at this forecast. we do have mostly cloudy skies on monday. tuesday, there is a chance of rain developing early in the afternoon hours through the evening. but, that is in the north bay. more likely rain is in the forecast for wednesday. it does turn dry, not your turkey but dry on thursday. partly sunny on friday and then we gather the clouds back up. i went to the car wash and the guys were jumping up and down. when the weather girl shows up at the car wash it is all good, right? [ laughter ] big news in college football. >> yes.
middle 1st quarter, jump pass to gram who dunks it, 7-0. later in the 1st. palmer, looking for the his first rit, but, instead, kicks off by kinkips who tight ropes it. goes -- jenkins who tight ropes it. now, not all his fault, by the way. watch this, 2nd quarter, palmer, got meyers, should be a particular. but the ball gets through his hands. johnny-on-the-spot here. these are the mistakes that will make you lose three games in a row. palmer, great job, keeping the play alive. fires the touchdown and just before he goes out of pounds, they stet to 7. we have a ball game. you want a momentum killer? here it goes. on 3rd down, 13, brees, to moore, finds the end zone twice how does he get it open.
now, first play scrimmage in the thirty thirty two -- in the 3rd quarter. now, 27-8 at that point, saints win 38-17. the raiders drop to 3-7. >> well, it was disappointing that the guys put their heart and soul into it and we did not get the results. and, that is a challenge that we face. and we have to turn. it is going to turn for the positive for us. >> the bear's quarterback will keep him out of the game, so, jason campbell will remace him. the name is different the target remains the same. >> marshall is a weapon in their offense. sometimes triple coverage to make sure he is an element in that coverage. do you see that? >> yes. they will throw it up.
allow him to go up and make a may. he trusts him. they are back together. playing at a high-level. >> this is the best he has been playing all year. >> and we got the monday night match up right here on cbs 5. our coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. the 5th quarter following right after the game. full locker room action. scheduled to meet with athletic director, barber, today to try to save his job. and the schedule at 5:00. he finishes off the season. now, 17-14, in overtime. last night, college football world turned upside down. the cardinal win was not the only one that was against kansas state. blown out by baylor.
so, what does it all mean? well, notre dame is the new number one in the new bcs standings. they are followed by a trail of others. the rankings 6 through 10, stanford, number 8. getting the stop in the pac-12 championship with a win over ucla and head to the rose bowl. nascar in florida. 2 cars, brad was the leader in points coming into today. the 48 of jimmie johnson was the only guy to catch him. 40 laps left. skwrop son had to pit because a -- johnson had to pit because a gear went. they hand the championship to brad. jeff gordon won the race. but, it was good enough to win the title for the first time in his career. johnson was prevented from winning what would have been his 6th title. frank senatra, michael
jackson, and steve mcqueen, three legends, what do they all have in common? >> they are hot. >> thank you. >> you stole the last one. >> i am thinking "game day." the man who will bring the pieces together on "game day". >> what do you think about tomorrow? with the 9ers match up? what do you think? >> i am going to go with the 49ers, home field match up, good for them. cutler will not get it. yes. >> keeping the rain at bay. >> yes. >> yes. we got lucky on the rain. >> yes. no wind. >> that is right. >> thank you. we will see you in half an hour, good night ,,,,
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wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> jeff: tonight the rising death toll in gaza. israeli air strikes against hamas take a toll on civilians as egypt brokers cease-fire talks.