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for stem activities."how others plan to pick up where an insitution is leaving off. off.we'll recap tonight's town hall discussion on the iowa caucuses.while the candidates continue to criss cross the state in the final days before iowan's cast their votes. votes.also tonight, turning the daily grind into a daily delight.i'm all about people going for their dreams.some tips if you're ready to chase your ideal career careerand after notching a few upsets of their own, the hawkeye men hit the road hoping to avoid the same fate. fate. but we begin tonight with the end of one group's decades-long story and those trying to pick up the slack. educators and community leaders have long touted the importance of stem -- science, technology, engineering and math. math.but after 30-years, the iowa innovation center, once known as the science center, closed its doors for good this week. week.fox 28 news reporter dora
others are stepping up to the plate to fill in the gap, dora? it's obvious the center will be missed here in cedar rapids...but iowa startup accelerator has taken on a lot of the tasks that the science center started.including one staple -- the summer camps. camps. it sits empty now... waiting for its next adventure...but for 30 years, it engaged some of the world's most creative minds.so closing it -- the executive director says -- was a hard thing to do. do. "it's been a great place for stem activities, it's been a wonderful place for the community to have as a resource." resource.""the interest in helping us maintain the bricks and mortar, the infrastructure or the operational part was where we were kind of lacking in resources and funding."but all was not lost... lost... "one of the things that happened with the science center when they officially closed, we connected with them."imagination iowa -- a non profit stem program -- picked up where the science center left off.
on and continue that mission and then to expand that and to really focus on the 21st century skills that we're seeing a lot of need for."big shoes to fill? maybe...but the program will focus on the evolution of stem -- and allowing kids to further explore what the science center sparked. sparked."i think that what we'll spend our time looking for are the gaps that exist and making sure that those gaps are filled." filled." "it's really nice that we're gonna be able to transition the materials, the know-how, the digital content, the three-ring binders that tell you how to do things." things." "going forward, the camps and programs are in some of the best hands in the city." as far as the future goes, we're told to be on the lookout for new partnerships throughout the community.they say thye're planning to expand on the legacy the center left behind.dora miller, fox 28 news. one school in the corridor has given students that hands-on opportunity to learn science. science.this afternoon, johnson steam academy unveiled a new puppet...a seven-foot tall african-american female scientist.the fourth and fifth graders who worked on the
stage for a play -- literally. but it wasn't all about the fun...it helped put the complexity of science into perspective. "i think we can do a lot of lessons, i think we can...we talked about how this can help review science principles for some of the younger students, it might be engaging for them to think through some of the things they've been learning and all." all."look closely at the puppet's necklace...to personalize her, each student contributed a bead to the necklace. a company with locations in cedar rapids and iowa city plans to cut 10-percent of its workforce. workforce.british-based pearson announced it would cut four-thousands positions as part of a massive restructuring plan.the company did not say how many positions would be eliminated in *iowa. pearson says it hopes to complete those layoffs by mid-year. we seem to be slowly climbing back up the thermometer this week. week.let's see what friday holds in store... store...chief meteorogolost terry swails is here now with
terry thanks.earlier tonight, fox 28 news hosted a nationally televised town hall discussion about iowa's role in presidential politics. politics.our first in the nation caucuses are now less than two weeks away and we wanted to talk about our role and what it means in he road to the white house. house.we begin tonight's vote 20-16 coverage with a recap of tonight's talk. part of the conversation had to do with constantly edging out places like new hampshire - and how parts of the new hampshire state constitution affect what iowa can do to improve its caucuses. but we also talked about how other states have said they want to be first in the nation - but our party chairs say that comes with not only the responsibility to vet candidates, but also all the political mail and nasty ads that go with it. but iowa is also the perfect size where candidates can get a lot of face time - one on one with candidates the parties say that makes all the difference. if we started with california, or if we started with new
three or four candidates, that either had national name recognition or super pacs that had hundreds of millions of dollars. if we really believe what we're telling our kids in a junior high government class that you can become president some day, you got to start in a place like iowa. iowa.i think this is a great place that we have here to do this, we take it very seriously, as jeff said, it's the right size, it's got the right rural versus urban, it really has very interested citizens and i think we do a very good job of it. it.if you couldn't see our town hall - you can relive it online - on fox 28 iowa dot com kevin thanks.go before the iowa caucuses, a flurry of polls are trying to make sense of the race here in iowa. iowa.some show hillary clinton leading, others show vermont senator bernie sanders out front. front.so tonight, we thought we'd show you a composite of all the polls in iowa. according to real clear politics, clinton eeks out a 3-point-1 percent advantage. that after compiling the most
considered to be the most accurate.but that's a far cry from november, when this average showed cli "what's wrong witbeing, what's wrong with being, wrong with being confident." confident."that's pop star demi lovato who campaigned with hillary clinton today.the two made a stop at the i-m-u on the university of iowa campus a short time ago. clinton's bringing a lot of star power in the final days of the caucus campaign.and taking a page from some of their songs too. "make sure we don't go back, we go forward with confidence, thanks you demi!" demi!"on sunday, jamie lee curtis will campaign for clinton in central iowa.and next week, billie jean king will rally for clinton in iowa city. things are equally close on the republican side... side...the real clear politics poll average shows donald
just two-point-six percent. texas senator ted cruz has seen his support steadily rise in iowa after receiving a number of key endorsements. florida senator marco rubio was the only other republican candidate to poll in double digits here in iowa. after trump appeared in iowa with conservative icon sarah palin,cruz will do his version this weekend.saturday he'll make a stop in waterloo with glenn beck.the two will hold a rally at the five sullivan brothers convention center. doors open saturday night at six. a marion elementary student is now being honored for helping her family to safety during a recent apartment complex fire. back on january 9th azure apartments caught fire when someone in a unit next to chloe's left a stove unattended. the fire chief says the girl remembered what she learned in school when the department came to visit and helped get her family out of the complex to safety. she was
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designers, music and runway shows is coming to the corridor. corridor.it's called the flyover fashion festival.fox 28 news reporter mellaney moore talked with organizers today who say there's definitely enough interest in iowa - in fashion. iowa likely isn't the first place that comes to mindnat.... when you thiink of fashion. 15:34:43 we're the flyover state, that everybody says, so
we thought rather than dishing on it we should just embrace it.but local fashion experts aren't ready to hang it up.in fact, they're hoping a new event called the flyover fashion festival will show everyone just how much is here. ritu jain, textiles owner, festival committee15:33:14 i think we could compete with most of the stores in those big cities because if you look at the lines that we all carry cumulatively, it's an amazing selection.jain's textiles has clothing from trips around the country and around the world ritu jain, textiles owner, festival committee15:32:00 you can walk around for two blocks and find just about every brand that you could in new
spend hours going to different stores.but not everything has to come from faraway catwalks. some of what's being made in the state will be shown throughout downtown iowa city may sixth and seventh.betsy potter, iowa city downtown district director of operations 15:35:59 this year we've partnered with the iowa fashion project and we're going to expand what was fashion weekend to the flyover fashion
fest and it will still be a two day event, but it will be much largestandup: organizers with the iowa fashion project say they want to push back on the notion that fashion creativity isn't happening here in iowaa&because as they've been working on this, more and more people have been coming out of the woodwork and this is an opportunity to bring them all togetherbetsy potter, iowa city downtown district director of operations15:17:54 there's so many boutiques that already are doing new and expanding trends in the fashion industry and then we have a lot of great designers that are working here too, so it makes sense to have a fashion festival herepotter says the new york designer guest speaker, large fashion shows and local design markets will be for entrepreneurs, shoppers and anyone else who wants to come.ritu jain, textiles owner, festival committee15:33:42 it's going to be a weekend of fashion, music, lectures, it's young
as terry just mentioned, there's a massive blizzard heading for the east coast. coast.coming up on the fox 28 news at nine, more on the response before the storm as millions brace for the worst.also... also... "turning your hobby into a career. i'm sheila gray and ahead in family 411, meet a man who did it, and hear from an expert about what you
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with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's prepared for it like no other. a tireless secretary of state, standing up against the abuse of women and girls. negotiating a cease-fire in gaza, leading the diplomacy that keeps us out of war. the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes to get every part of the job done.
it takes a lot of courage to start a new career... especially when it means sacrificing some job security... security...practicing a hobby while you're still getting paid is one way to explore whether it's something you can hang your future on.fox 28 news reporter sheila gray met someone who took the leap leapfor tonight's family 4-1-1 report. report. i like that. don't move.brian douglas is starting the new
year with a new career.i've shot ever since i was a kid. i've loved photography.but it was always just a hobby. brian had a successful radio career, and he loved it. when his kids went to college, he started thinking about a change.i love film, so about three years ago i started looking into what it would take to get into this field. it's a good look.he jokes that he mimicked paparazzi and started hanging around a movie
a lot of research on what it would take to be a unit still photographer.if you pick up a dvd box, you see photos, pick up entertainment weekly and see a photo in there.i'm the person allowed on the set wtih the cameraunit still photographers for movies make up a pretty exclusive club. but lots of hobbies could be turned into careers if you're willing to put in double duty. that means practicing your hobby - take a class or shadow people while you're still doing your job.try it out in a way that you can really put one toe out therecareer expert julie bauke says start doing your homework at least a year in advance, and find someone objective to coach you through the process.talk to someboy who's either tried it and stepped back, done it successfully, or anybody who has experience in doing something similar.i was dumb enough or bold enough to email and say i really want to do this. any words of advice? and you'd be surprised how many of those guys are girls reached
might give up some income and security at first, so on top of knowledge, brian and julie agree you need some faith in yourself.a lot of prayer, and i just have a great belief in my abilies. it's not cockiness. i'm confident in my abilities. how's that?it's paid off. so far brian's been on movie sets with bruce willis, don cheadle, mariah carey, john travolta, and most recently arnold schwartzeneg ger.if you can do it, go for it. i'm all about people going for their dreams.just make sure to back up the dreams with the work.sheila gray, fox 28 news. there are a number of places offering advice on how to turn your hobby into a career. career.for more information, check out this story on our completely redesigned website, fox 28 iowa dot com. still to come tonight on the fox 28 news at nine. nine.a state of emergency.the preparations underway on the east coast as a powerful
the paris attacks? jeb bush. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. tens of millions of americans along the east coast are preparing for the worst as a blizzard bears down on them. right now, a state of emergency has been declared for pennsylvania, maryland, virginia and north carolina, worst.this storm is threatening to dump *feet* of snow on areas including washington, d-c. c.and that has everyone hunkering down for a while. while.school districts are already shutting down.and in d-c, the metro system will not be in operation all weekend. now all everyone can do is wait for the snow to come and hope for the best. luckily, here at home, we are
bitter cold, but winter is far from being over. over.that means we could see a lot more ice and snow--which can be dangerous for those who are on their feet everyday.fox 28 news reporter marissa scott shares why it's important to make sure your sidewalks are clear. "it's actually nice today." rain or shine, mail carrier ryan theriault says he loves his job. "the cold doesn't really bother me."and his attitude doesn't change when he has to walk in the snow. snow. "i enjoy getting outside."but during winter, he says it takes him a little longer to deliver letters. letters.because he has to watch out for the slick spots along his route. route. "it's a slippery slope as they say (laughs) (laughs) "it's been very slick the last week. the fresh snow we got kind of helps with a little bit of traction." thankfully, he says there's always a clear path so he can deliver mail after a snowstorm. snowstorm. "i have great customers on my route. they generally have all the sidewalks cleared. they leave paths in their yard, so
rapids has sent more than 200 letters to homeowners who have *not cleared their sidewalks. sidewalks. "residents are responsible for clearing the sidewalks, it's not the city's responsibility." homeowners have 48 hours to clear their sidewalks after the snow stops falling. falling. "you might have ice
one day and heavy snow the next day so they give you a little bit of time."if a complaint comes in, the homeowner will receive a letter, and could be fined up to 160 dollars. but it's not the only consequence: if someone is injured after they fall because of icy conditions, they could sue. "the first thing you should do, make sure you are ok. second, take photographs of what caused you to slip." luckily, theriault says, he's had no problems getting the job done.but clear sidewalks makes his job easier, and helps prevent others from falling too. too. "anything you do to help, we appreciate it."covering the corridor, in cedar rapids.... rapids.......marissa scott, fox 28 news.
an app whereby residents can upload a picture of slick spots or ice around the city--just like its pothole app. with two more months of winter left to go, it's a good idea to get your insulation checked. checked.that's especially true in older homes, which often lack proper insulation.if you have a space heater running in your home turn down that furnace. those energy sources compete with each other resulting in a higher bill. also if you think closing off certain rooms or vents in your home helps, experts say, think again. "in reality your furnace is trying to heat the whole house. so you get the most efficent amount of performance out of your furnace if you let it heat the whole house and that way then the whole house is warm and you don't have those cold pockets in the area." area."foss says
your energy bill will be the same whether or not you close off those vents. we won't be turning off the heat any time soon. soon.but furnaces certainly won't be working as hard as they did last weekend. weekend.chief meteorologist terry swails has the latest
terry thanks, over the weekend, the u-s and its allies released billions in frozen assets belonging to iran. iran.this, after the islamic nation reached certain requirements as part of the nuclear deal signed last year.
so what are the risks and rewards from such a move? move?fox 28 news national corespondent jeff barnd investigates in tonight's safe and secure report. report. iran now stands to recover 100- billion dollars that was *frozen* in several international banks in recent years. the white house hopes tehran will *use* this windfall to take a more politically *moderate* path. but there are pitfalls. "its hard to believe that this deal somehow will intitiate a movement towards a more constructive role played by iran in the region" iran is expected to put much of the
infrastructure, oil production and banking industries. but some experts warn an economically robust iran will be harder to sanction in the future. then there's money that *could* find it's way to terrorists who have israel and the west in their crosshairs,.. syriaa& *even* a nuclear north korea"the iranians who are supposedly banned from doing nuclear research? they'll outsource it. they have the money now. the north koreans have the technology. the iranians have the hard currency. it's like the reeses cup of bad things."" but other experts say the rewards out-weigh the risksa&if iran's moderates can take power from the hard- liners in government-a more centrist iran could play a *vital* geopolitical role on the world stage."certainly this deal and the lifting of sanctions and the achievement through achievement the sanctions and lifting of deal and the "certainly this world stage."certainly this deal and the lifting of sanctions and the achievement through diplomacy has strengthed the moderates and pragmatists in iran who say that not everything should be achieved through warfare." in a show of good faith, 5 u.s. hostages
americans still remain behind. then there's the controversy of the 10 us navy sailorsa& detained overnight before iran freed them. mccain iran hostages - 1:34 "i don't know anything that's in it for us except that we're going to see a much wealthier and capable iran"in washingtona& im jeff barnd for fox 28 news. experts say the $100 billion could pale in comparison to the revenues gained if iran begins trading on the world market. this is a huge incentive for iran to stick to the agreement. and coming up in sports the hawks were flying high in new jersey -- how peter jok's performance put the hawks 6 and oh in the big 10 10plus the panthers -- focused on 1 thing after their third loss -- why matt bohannon doesn't care about offense
you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like
their hard work pays off. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women... cut the cost of health care and child care so people can actually get ahead. hillary clinton, she has what it takes to get things done.
rutgers took the court -- they lost by 50 -- they've dropped 20 straight big 10 games -- while iowa has won 11 consecutive going back to last season -- so this one could get out of hand quick quickand peter jok got things going right away for the hawks first with his defense -- jok with the steal -- and he comepletes the dine and dash with the two handed slamthen not even a minute later -- jok spots up for three -- can't leave him that wide open -- he scored iowa's first 8 points of the gameand was no where near done -- later in the half -- it's jok again --- and another three ball -- he
points -- hawks led by 8 at the break..second half -- more of the same -- anthony clemmons spots up in the corner for three of his 20 points and jarrod uthoff was doing jarrod uthoff things as well -- another triple for the hawks -- they made 11 of them themuthoff finished with 20 -- as iowa wins easy -- 90 to 76 the final -- the hawks are 6 and oh in the big 10 for the first time in 29 years. a year ago the cyclones were in this exact same spot emotionally -- a huge high off two big wins with another big game lurking after a road trip to a big 12 bottom dweller -- and last season i-s-u lost at texas tech because they were looking ahead -- this season that can't happen if the clones want to stay in the race for a big 12 title -- and they're saying it won't saturday at t-c-u. "they have to bring it and we
guys have to be in there wanting to get better... you can't live and die or stay in the moment too long.. you have to be in the moment here and then you have to turn the page." page.""the first thing i can think of is last year we went and lost to tech thinking ahead. we need to go and win at tcu. we don't have time for any upsets or getting pushed back." the northern iowa men are on a downward spiral -- the panthers have lost 3 straight games and the two things ben jacobson preaches -- defense and rebounding -- aren't happening -- wichita state shot over 55 percent from the field -- scored 74 points -- and outrebounded u-n-i by 10 -- so to get back on track the guys know it starts and finishes with defense. "at the end of the day we have to take pride in understanding ever posession counts and that's somehting this team hasn't caught on to yet. what made us so good last year is we really took pride in defense, we told ourselves they weren't going to score on us and we haven't found that this year. i mean i don't care about offense. offensively we are going to get some points,
marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
week matt bolger has brought a lot to the regina girls basketball program "in the two years he's been here he's improved our skills tremendously." but mostly loud noises -- -- "honestly off the court i'm really laid back really quite..... -- "very loud.. he's always yelling."and always coaching "i don't sleep a lot.." lot.." "he's very tough on you, but he does it because he cares."more outcome of a game game "he's really made us take on challenges and lets us see what our potential is and it's usually further than we see so it might be hard in the moment, but we know that if we perserveir ultimatley you get another swish -- on life's court "never settle... you know...
best or less than what you can achieve..." thursday's in iowa means one thing on the high school level -- it's time to dual -- and their was a duzy of one at prairie -- with the 6th ranked p-hawks hosting 18th ranked linn-mar marand this one was a pin fest for the black and orangeat 182 preston la-grange -- gets the fall for prairie and the p- hawks take a 9 to 6 lead in the dual... linn-mar quiet until isaiah garman with the last second takedown -- seconds on the clock -- wins heavyweight by decision...but ted zangerie got the p-hawks back on track with a pin of his own at 106... prairie wins it for the first time since december 10th -- tom brands and the boys will be back on the mat in carver hawkeye arena when they grapple with
sunday when iowa travels to lincoln to mess with the 11th ranked huskers -- that is execpt the hawkeye wrestlers -- their focus first is the boilermakers -- because it's the next date marked on their calendars. "i say it a lot were there's an event on a date at a place you have to be ready to go. and sometimes that means you're home and take a bus the next day and go across the prairie to lincoln... and that's another place to comepete... that's what we get excited for, is competition." two hawkeyes have 1 more college football game to play this season -- austin blythe and henry krieger-coble have been selected to play in the senior bowl -- which takes place in alabama on january 30th -- blythe started 49 career games on iowa's offensive line and krieger coble finished his career with 42 catches for 4 hundred 65 yards and 4 touchdowns. that's a check of sports --
today in america, the top 1/10 of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90% this
great country and our government belong to all of us. wall street, corporate america, wealthy campaign donors have so much influence that the only way they are defeated is when millions of people begin to stand up