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be enhancing our capability to observe intersections."they eyes you can't see who are watching you. plus...the debate over syrian refugees.the impact it's making on the race for the white house and why some say history is repeating itself. itself.and..."what's the level of success and has this been successful."the discussion over letter grades in one eastern iowa school district and why some parents are concerned. first the same storm that brought rain to the corridor corridoris dumping more than a foot of snow on colorado, another system taking shape in the pacific ocean could bring the first measureable snow of the season to eastern iowa. iowa.cbs 2 chief meteorologist terry swails is tracking the system and has more on when it
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cbs 2 news ten at ten continues now with more of the corridor's top stories. stories.right now, cedar rapids is undergoing a major traffic facelift.all the upgrades are designed to make your commute safer. safer.cbs 2 news reporter dora
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miller is live in cedar rapids tonight to explain.dora? drivers might notice a slight difference...but the lives of the people behind the walls -- cameras -- just got a lot easier. easier. there's always gonna be ideas on how to make traveling better . . "i have to drive through highway 100 so just the construction, it's down to one lane and there's like a lot of businesses around there, so i guess maybe, i don't know if they can speed it up at all." city can do anything, but people in general be considerate of others."cedar rapids has its o o plan of action... action..."we'll be enhancing our capability to observe intersections and corridors throughout the city."they'll be using a new video system -- with wall-to-wall monitors -- to controltraffic flow. flow. "kinda what you're seeing now is basically going to a webpage and individually logging into each camera one by one."so with the upgrade, our traffic will be controlled from one room using about 100 hundred cameras. cameras. "the biggest benefit that i think we'e' gonna see is really gonnnnhelp us with the traffic signal timing."so your wait time at that red
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light might be cut short. short."using software to retime the signals and come up with theost optimizeded timings for the am peak, midday and the pm peak."there are other benefits to the new traffic operation system... primarily safety. safety."if there was a crash on the interstate and everyone was being diverted to the surface streets, we could quickly update the traffic signal timingngon the fly and help get everyone out of there in a safe manner." the two milliodollar project should be up and running by the spring.just for clarification -- these are e t speed cameras, they are just for observation of traffic flow.covering the corridor in cedar rapids, dora miller cbs 2 news ten at 10 earlier today, cbs 2 news got a closer look at the d-o-t's highway helper program .it focuses on quickly clearing crashes and stalled vehicles to keep people safefecrews also work on flat tires, jump
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starts and fuel delivery.the program is panding to cedar rapids and iowa city. if you're hitting the road for thanksgiving, you might want to be prepared for avy affic.triple-a says more than 46-million americans are expected to travel for the holiday.that's the highest amount in eight years.local law enforcement agencies, will also be beefing up patrols next week.they will be on the look out for speed and seat belt violators. many will be flying for their holiday celebrations. celebrations.and safety concerns are creeping back into the conversation after investigators revealed a bomb brought down a russian plane in egypt.while passengers go through rigorous security checks, the same can't be said for all airport employees. it's the subject of new legislation some lawmakers in washington are proposing.they say stricter guidelines and screenings need to be adopted for all employees.industry experts say beefing up curity doesn't go after the heart of the problem.
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are right now looking for a 9th suspect involved with the paris terrorist attacks. attacks.at least 129 died in thososcoordinated attacked on friday. russia has now ordered one of its missile cruisers to help france fight isis in syria. french warplanes slammed isis targets there for a second day in a row.w. those who witnessed the attacks include a cedar rapids native. native. "i was figuring out ways how are we going to get home? i was figuring out ways on how we were gointo get home safely." safely."iowowstate university student trevor luebe is currently studying abroad in paris.he was inside the soccer stadium as explosions went off. he says people didn't think much at first - but the scene quickly changed.he couldn't call home for hours, but says facebook helped him and his group of friends alert others about their safety. meanwhile, in germany, a soccer game today was called off at the last secondndbecause of what authorities called a "concrete bomb threat." auhtorities would not give any
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specifics.a nearby concert was also cancelled. today, house speaker paul ryan introduced legislation to stall syrian reregees from coming to the u.s.this move comes just a day after governors from nearly 30 states, including governor branstad, said refugees would not be welcomomexperts say the states have very little power to make that call because of the 19-80 refugee act.they say there nothing to stop a refugee from settling in one state and moving g another. today, catholic leaders in iowa criticized governor branstad's decision.in a statement, the archdiocese of dubuque alled for compassion for the millions of migrants. sayingnguote "in line with the long-standing american tradition, we should strive to determine how we can serve so many who are desperately seeking a new life away from terror and persecution." the refugegecrisis is having a major impact on the race for the white house. house.republican presidential hopeful senator ted cruz plans
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federal funding for refugee resettlement.and republican senator rand paul says he will introduce a bill calling for a entries to the u.s. on the@other hand, democratic candidate martin o'malley urged americans to refrain from ee-jerk reactions toward refugees.the former maryland governor recalled a sign that sat on his desk which said "help wanted: no irish need apply."he said, it reminded him of the obstacles his family faced when they first immigrated to the united states.he also emphasized the need for backgrou checks on anyone that comes into country. . ononther note from the campaign trail...louisiana governor bobby jindal is off of it. jindal announced today he is dropping out of the race for the g-o-p nomination.in a statement, jindal said quote "this is not my time."jindal did not endorse any fellow republicans. by the way, we will have continuing coverage of the syrian refugee debate.tomorrow
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white house is now tellinin34 u.s. governors to hand over their policies on helping refugees.that's tomorrow on cbs 2 this morning. three state senators, including liz mathis of robins, will be going to washington, dc to fight governororbranstad's proposed changes to the iowa's medicaid program.state democrats say the privatization plans are disorganized.as of right now, the changes are scheduled to go into effect on january firsrsthe governor must now get permission from the centers for medicare and medicaid services to go forward with the plans. the next few years will mean significant challenges and changes for those who educate children in the cedar rapids public school district.leaders could make decisions on their own, but instead, they want to hear from you in a series of gatherings in the weeks ahead. ahead.cbs 2 news reporter matt hammill joins us live - with a look at the goals. ____________the first of seven meetings - just end a
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goal - is to show parents - - how their kids can learn more - when they don't feel - punished* - by - grades. nats - (( 22:29:59 )) " have you ever gotten a grade higher or lower than you deserved "that's the essence - of meetings with parents - on a major change in how students are graded.after one hundred years - educators say - a-b-c-d-f - is no longer precise enough - to show - what kids really know.trace pickering - associate cr superintendent (( 22:28:55 )) " when you and i went to school we had to learn some content the teher decided i needed to know and i had one shot at it on a test and if i failed it, tough luck. " pickering says that scares some kids into not even trying - and others into dropping out. standards* based grading - indicates - if they're approacing - meeting - or exceceing - what they y must learn.some parents are concerned - because their kids already do well with a- b-c - - and college entrance
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letter* grades.with four kids from fifth grade to highschool - lura - mcbride - supports the change - but says parents and teachers - need to understand why it's critical.lura mcbride - school parent - ((22:59:52 )) " this is a pretty big change, right and for anybody to get board with change the first question is why, what's the level of success and has this been successful. " because of thosos college concerns - all high school - - assessments - would be translated into a letter* grade.we'll put - the entire list - of these informational meetings - on our website.covering the corridor in cedar rapids - mattammill cbs 2 news. now ten at ten continues with a look a atonight's other stories across the corridor. in coralville, police need
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in coralville, police need your help finding this woman. the department tells cbs 2 news she used counterfiet bills to pay for groceries and other items at the hy-vee on eight street.she drove off in a light colored s-u-v. s-u-v.anyone with information is asked to call iowa city area crime stoppers at 3- 5-8-tips. in iowa city, the university of iowa is one of the country's top 40 schools for international student enrollment.cording to a new report, international enrollment was up nine-percent between 20-13 and 20-15.u-i officials say international students pump more than 183- million-dollars into the local economy.data also shows 17- hundred students work right here in the corridor. a north liberty business businesswill soon be helping out the community library.on wednesday, zio johno's will donate 10-percent of all of its sales to the library. managers say its a nice way to give back and support thth locacalibrary. that is cbs 2 news ten at ten -- the corridor's top stories and tomorrow's weather first forecast in the first ten minutes. minutes.but we are just getting started.coming
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this bale of hay cannot be controlled. when a wildfire raged through elkhorn ranch, the sudden loss of pasture became a serious problem for a family business. faced with hors that needed feeding and a texas drought that sent hay prices soaring, the owners had to act fast. thankfully, mary miller banks with chase for business. and with greater financial clarity and a relationship built for the unexpected, she could control her cash flow, and keep the ranch running. chase for business. so you can own it. as 13.in the second part of our two part series, we'll look at ways to improve that number.tomorrow on cbs-2 this morning, how women can improve
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news...gas below two dollars a gallon?how soon it could become reality and how many states are already enjoying the cheap prices. prices. today marks it took alexis 4 years to earn her college degree.but it will take her 25 years to pay off her student loans. join the fight to make college affordable. join the fight for alexis. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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an important day for millions everywhere. this is world prematurity day - which ings attention to
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the urgency and global work being done to address pre-term birth. premature birth is the number one killer of babies - and many times, parents have little to no warning.an eastern iowa couple is one of 15 million families affected by a premature birth.as a mother, amber hansen says women need to listen to their bodies. "listen to your instincts, if you feel like something is not righta&if you feel like you're not sure, go into labor and delivery and check" the hansens say they learned so much about prematurity from the march of dimes, which continues to raise millions of dollars for research. tyson is recalling more than 52-thousand pounds of chicken wings. wings.it effects 28-oz bags of the tyson any-tizers fully cooked hot wis, they are
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flavored with tangy sauce.the company says the wings could potentially be a health hazard to anyone who eats them.they have a use by date of october 24th and 25th of next year. tyson says the product should be thrown away or returned to the store where purchased. get ready to see cheap gas ices. prices.industry analysts say prices at the pump could go as low as 1-75 or a buck-50 this winter.you can thank cheaper crude oil from canada for the drop.analysts are quick to point out this could all change if attacks like the one in paris keep happening.right now, gas-buddy-dot-com reports these 13 states are already below the two-dollar mark.in ioio, the state wide average is 2-19 a gallon.that's two- cents above the national average. rise and shine -- it's basketball time timecoming up in sports --- how an early tip -- didn't slow down the panthers from putting stephen f. austin to sleep on the court -- next on cb2.
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i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. huge for the iowa football team -- the hawks have a chance to go 7 and oh at kinnick for just the second time in school history -- they also can wrap up the west in the big 10 championship game for the first time ever. ever.but thehe's another thing g -- that's kind of getting overlooked -- it's the final game in iowa city for 21
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to win on saturday not fofor the history -- but for the senior class. "you know we always talk about leleing the jersey in a better place, so i've hoped that i've done that and it's something that is in the back of your mind, but all i know is that i just want to go out there on saturday and play the best that i can and get a win for the team." am.""they've been through the ups and they've been through the downs of different hawkeye seasons so you know for them, for us to go out there and play as hard as we can for them on senior day, i really think will be big because you know they want to go out with a bang." the latest college football poll was just released and the top 5 didn't change -- the hawks still sit 5th -- behind clemson, alabama, ohio state, and notre dame -- now iowa is in a perfect position -- they control their own destiny -- if they win out, and win the in the playoff. it wasn't bacon and eggs this morning at u-n-i -- it was basketball and eggs -- the panthers hosting steven f f austin at 7 a.m. -- yeah, i said a.m. not p.m. -- it's part of espn's 24 hour tip off marathon
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marathonlast year -- u-n-i won in by two in overtime -- this game not that closethe panthers were bright eyey and bushy tailed -- wyatt lohuas dishes to matt bohannon -- and bo know threes -- he finished with 15 -- u-n-i%jumped out to an early leadand it would continue to grow -- aarias austin uses the bounce and jeremy morgan uses the glass -- the former west high trojan had 9 points in the first 11 minutes of the gameaustin could to more than pass - later in the first half -- he knocks down the triple -- the panthers led by as manynys 19 the lumberjacks would battle back and cut it to 8 -- but that's the closest they'd get because wes washpun took over in the second half -- the three the old fashion way as the panthers get win number 1 -- 70 to 60 -- ththks to a much better defensive performance. "the most important thing for me was to see the adjustments the guys made and the determination they played with defensively... had we won or lost, we got ten minutes in and i felt like, "okay this is more like our basketball team." team.""we gave up way too many points last saturday, and we just really had to focus in on
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getting stops. i mean, the offense is gonna be there for us -- we have a lot of guys that can make a lot of plays... so we just really camemetotother as a unit and just focused on a defensive effort." the u-n-i women were also in action -- the panthers took down south dakota -- and improved to 2 and oh with a4 to 43 win.
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