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than 210-year-old record today. today.he was first elected to office in 19-82.this is video of our covera from that election. then lieutenant governor branstad succeeded governor robert ray, bucking a wave of democratic victories. victories.right now cbs 2 news political reporter kevin barry barryis in des moines tonight with the story behind one of the most well known gubernatorial traditions.kevin. visiting all 99 counties might be one of the most grueling campaign tactcts that politicians for all different kinds of offices try to do. early in the night, we heard governor branstad talking to supporters about his time running for office - and he said "every county, every year." branstad says that kind of work ethic comes from his time growing up on a farm - but also from his mother, who pointed out that there are some iowans who would never vote for him, unless he specifically asked them for
so i learned to humbly go to the door, introduce myself, tell them who ones and what i was running for and and sincerely ask for their vote. and i found that people appreciate being asked.was that easy?no. branstad says he thinks that's why he, senars chuck grassley andjoni ernst, and former senator tom harken did so well for so long in iowa. in des moines, kevin barry, cbs 2 news ten at
cbs 2 news ten at ten continues now with continuing coverage of the war on rror. terror.president obama toda met with his top military advisors at the pentagonon pentnton.the president says the u-s and its allies are hitting the terror group harder than ever.he cited ramped uattacks not only by the u-s, but france, and the addition o oair strikes carried out by great britain. the president is also calling on the muslim community to become more active in the fight against extremism and radicalization. a new popo shows iowans have a new favorite in the race for the white house. according to the poll from quinnipiac university texas
dead heat with donald trump. florida senator marco rubio rounds out the top three with 14-percent.the republican candidates will face off in their next debate tomorrow night. on the democratic side, front runner hiller clinton is holding onto her lead in iowa. but according to a new des moines register - bloomberg poll shows her lead is shrinking.clinton is only nine points ahead of vermont senator bernie sanders.martin o'malley has just four-percent support.sanders made a number of stops in eastern iowa over the weekend.clinton is scheduled to visit iowa city and mason city on wednesday. an american soldier held captive by the taliban for years is now facing a court-martial. martial.army sergeant bowe bergdahl was part of a prisoner swap.the u traded five former taliban leaders held at guantanamo for bergdah's safe return.now, sergeant bergdahl is facing charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. if convicted in a military court, bergdahl could face a sentence of up to life in
today marks three years since the thenewtown, connecticut school shootings.gunman adam lanza shot and killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary.20 of the victims were young children.the massacre sparked a renewed effort to pass national gun reforms, but those efforts failed.no major events were planned in newton to mark today's anniversary. the f-a-a is laying out new drone registratrion rules. rules.onwers will have to register their aircrafts on a new website which goes live next monday.current drone owners willave two months to register.new owners will have to register the gadget's before they take flight.the government created the new rules after several aiports ported drones flying close to runways and jetsin the last two years, there have been 158 documented cases where drones have come with in 200 feet of other planes.there have been *no collisions. owners will also have to pay a five-dollar fee..
takingsome of his accusers to court.today the comedian filed a defamation lawsuit against seven women whohave accused him of sexual assault. his attornies say cosby did not drug or sexually assault any of the them.they also say all seven filed several false claims against cosby and hey are looking for a financial boost.no charges have been filed agagnst cosby.the women are suing him for defamation because the statute of limitations for filing rape charges has long passed. now ten at ten continues with a look at tonight's other stories across the corridor. in robins, the police department is looking into getting body cameras for its officers.the city spent 500-dollars to test one camera. robins has ten police officers and the findings wwl dedermine if all officers in the town will get the cameras. in iowa city, police are asking for your help to solve an attempted robbery.the department tells cbs 2 news, officers were called to the kum and go on south riverside drive at about 11 o'clock this morning.that's
man attacked him and tried to steal a bank bag.the victim was treated for injuries bet is expected to be o.k. o.k.investigators sent us this rveillance photo of the suspect.anyone with information is asked to called crime stoppers at 358-tips. a cedar rapids company companyis doing more than just going solar.next gen climate's fifty by thirty campaign urges iowans to use fifty percent clean energy by the year 2030. van meter says as an employee owned company, they want their electrical products like solar panels - to have a generational impact.the company says it's a chance to help them educate others beyondljust2a state lel in cedar rapids,,a two-million n dollar renovation of een square park is nearly complete. crews were able to continue working on landscaping during the past several weeks because of the warm weather. construction began this past summer.new features include walking paths, seating and wi- fi. in johnson county, county,more than four thousand people will be enjoying
generous donations.earlier today, iowa city mayor pro-tem susan mims helped volunteers distribute meals at the iowa city crisis center.the need for food in johnson county continues to grow.a 20 dollar donation helps them purchase a complete holiday meal for a family in need. need.we have all the information you need to help on cbs 2 iowa dot com. a special group at a local middle school is teaching students studentshow to be the best they can be, no matter what struggle they might face. face.it's only been in session for one year, but students say it's alrdy changed their lives.cbs 2 news reporter dora miller has the details on onwhat this group is accomplishing at franklin middle school the trendsetters group is a safe place for 7-th and 8-th graders...the teacher who started the group says she saw a need -- and one year ago -- decided to meet it. it. the trendseers in this group aren't'togged down by
status... "everybody's the same no matter what color skin you are and no matter what you do." (cover with video)it's about potential. potential. "everybody in this room has different talents and has a purpose and a reason." reason." "i expect so much from each and every one of you."the students call her ms. johnson... johnson... "she calls each one of us her little babies or pumpkin."her group ves students a safe place to just be themselves. themselves. "it's like the only time at school where you get to act yourself, but still in a school setting."no requirements -- no judgement... just one rule... rule... "what happens in oup, stays in group.p. group."" whatever happens in group, stays in group." group.""in this group we all have different situations, family and life, but the thing is whatever we say we keep inside and help each other out."and there's one goal -- one reason these students come here at the end of the day day "to be the best that they can be and to not let mebody
themselves, their parents, anything else get in their way."ms. johnson says her time, ney and efforts are to help those who don't feel like they have a voice. voice. "honestly i don't really see that much, but she obviously sees something." something." "she believes in us." us." "they're great kids doing great things and the sky's the limit, they're gonna be great." most of the students are heading off high school next year.they say because of the group, they y el more prepared.covering the corridor in cedar rapids, dora miller cbs 2 news ten at ten 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 up... up...the highs and lows of this unusually warm december.justin.
paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it fororou. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it'sime for our next president
to get in there, roll up his sleeveve take off the glolos, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be.
saving money, but for others in the corridor, it's not bringing money in.forever green is a year-round operation in coralville. owner lucy hersrserger tells cbs 2 news she would rather have her 20 employees busy with snow removal.she says one snow storm can bring in nearly 20- thousand dollars.the d-o-t says crews are able to spend morereime fixing iowa's roads
it was all hands on deck for the busiest mailing and shipping day of the year for the u.s. postal service. service.americans shipped more than 612 million cards, letters and packages today ahead of christmas. the deadline to ship priority mail is december 21st.the postal service hired more than 30,000 seasonal workers and isisven delivering on sundays to keep up with the demand. in all, the u-s-p-s will handle more than fifteen-point-five billion pieces of mail between thanksgiving and new years. it's also a very busy day for delivery company fed ex. getting those holiday gifts delivered on time is a complex process that combines manpower and technology. technology.weijij jiang has more. more. a non-stop wave of packages flow into the fed ex global operations center.(nats)some 10-thousand workers will handle 2 million packages evevy day during the busy
lusk/senior manager, global operations control)"we just started our superbowl."once packages arrive... they are unloaded and sorted...and sent to a conveyer belt that determines their finin destinationsns(sot-stand up bridge-weijia jiang/cbs news/memphis tn)fed ex says it's on track to set a record this holiday season-by delivering 317 million packagesa&up more than 12 percent from last year...(nats) because online shopping is booming.(sot -marcus martinez/managing director, outbound operations, memphis world hub)(marcus) "our infrastructure is really geared around the capacity to handle one month out of the year."(weijia) "so it'all about the holidays"(marcus) "it's all about the holidays"" (nats- jet)packages are flown in and out of memphis international airport where fed-ex has its own flight control tower to help land 200 planes a night... and just like commercial flights bad weather can get in the way. (file video 2013 storm)in 2013, a series of snow storms on the east coast crippled deliveries... many customers didn't get packages until after christmas.(nats)this team's job is s keep that from happening again. 15 in
massive monitors to track weather and cargo planes around the world.(sot-david lusk-senior manager, fex ex global operations control)"we make tactical decisions minute to minute throughout the day." fed ex says if storms hit this year they now have a better ability to revise routes and move packages to different hubsa&hoping deliveries will show up on time.wj, cbs news, memphihitennessee. amazon is no longer selling one of the holiday's hottest toys. toys.the company has stopped selling hoverboards.several fires have prompted safety concerns for
the self- balancing scooters. malfunctioning batteries and plugs are being blamed forhe fires.many major airlines al banned the gadgets from flighthtin the u.s.if you're still looking to buy a hoverboard for the holidays, e- bay, walmart and toys "r" us are still selling certain models of the toy. the force is awakening early in iowa.today five star wars themed messages appeared on the d-o-t's network of
state.ght now signs in ced rapids say "awaken your inner force, focus on the road" and "the force is strong with you, put down the phone." phone."episode seven opens in theaters officially on friday but many are choosing to show the movie on thursday.star wars fans have already snapped up more then 50-million- dollars in advance ticket sales.some theaters ve even sold out ahead of the release.
we checked with the e weherenberg theater in cedar rapids and the coral ridge theater in coralville, managers at both locations say there are still plenty of tickets for opening weekend. and coming up in sports sportsit was a big pay day for mike daniels -- why the former hawkeye says the cash won't
games at richmond, george mason, and new mexico... the u- i men are glad to be back in the state of iowa... but this no easy homecoming... on saturday... it's off to des moines for the big four classic... earlier in the season... the panthers toppled the top-ranked tar heels... and this weekend they'll try to for another upset bid against fifth-ranked iowa state ... -- ben jacobson's excited for that, but more excited to play in the classic it's gotten to the point where... not only are you
team... but you've got the atmosphere to go with it now.. and obviously a very competitive game... and our guys certainly look forward to both... playing against a terrific team and being in a place that should be sold out... it should be a great atmosphere.... high school girls hoops -- west branch hosting fairfield -- the bears are 6th in 2-a -- the trojans 5th in 4-aand fairfield got defensive in the first -- off the turnover -- nicole buch lays it up and in for the easy two -- the trojans started the game on a 7 to 2 runbut west branch would rally -- halley mullinix steals the pass and completes the dine and dash on ththother end then later in the quarter -- tatum koenig -- dials long distance and connects -- for three of her 16 -- west branch stays unbeaten -- 63 to 41 the final. to the n-b-a -- ed hoiberg and the bubus hosting the 76ers from one ames high alum -- to another -- doug mcdermott -- deadly from deep --hicago trailed by 5 at e breakbut the bulls got and dougie buckets got it going
mcdermott pads his stats with 3 offensive rebounds and 2 more points -- he finished with 13 -- bulls win 115 to 96. coming out of high school mike daniels was tabbed as a two star recruit -- after reeking havok on iowa's defensive line he was told he was too short to play in the n-f-l -- now he's one of the highest payed defensive ends in the league the packers signed daniels to a 4 year 42 million dollar extension that includes a 12 million dollar signing bouns - - so far this season the rmer hawkeye has 41 tackles and 6 sacks. "i want to be in green bay. make sure i'm still in green bay. i want to win super bowls with this team... this is like home to me. the fact that i signed a contract esn't change the fact that i got overlooked in high school, doesn't change the fact that i was consistantly called short coming out of the draft. i'm still pissed.. that's not going to change, that's just how i approach the game,
blood this time of year is huge.wiwi all the hustlelend bustle surrounding the holidays, many people simply forget about donating.today, the mississippi valley regional blood center brought their mobile donati bus to us here at broadcast park.i rolled up my eeve today because organizers say a donation of blood is a donation of life.for more ihformation and to schedule a blood donation appointment, go to our website, cbs 2 iowa dot