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accepted harreld's apology. still, others, including a union representing 23-hundred graduate employees at the university, are calling for harreld's resignation. right now, now,four republican presidential hopefuls are participating in a debate on c-n-n in las vegas.this is the undercard debate leading up to another one later tonight.it's the final republican debate of 20-15.so far, the candidates have focused on a variety of issues, including terrorism. some are also taking a chance to take a jab at the man who's leading the current race, donald trump. "donald trump is the know nothing candidate of the 21st century and cannot be our nominee by the way though i fault hillary and obama as well." well."the main debate which will include republican frontrunners donald
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tonight at 7-30 on c-n-n.cbs 2 news will be watching and we'll have a full report coming up tonight on the cbs 2 news ten at ten. governor terry branstad is now the longest-serving governor in u-s history. history.he earned that distinction yesterday.and during his time in office, he's seen a lot happen in iowa politics. politics.cbs 2 news reporter kevin barry reports on what's the same and what's different. different. when terry branstad first became governor in 1983, he was the youngest in iowa's history at 36 years old. he says back then - setting records for being in office a combined 21 years was the farthest thing from his mind. was that the plan back in 1982? no. i had no clue this would happen. in fact i didn't even know what the record was when i ran the first time back then, branstad was the lieutenant governor - and was just as surprised as everyone else when robert ray decided to not run for governor again. he says he wanted to be in
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in eighth grade - he majored in political science at iowa and became the lieutenant governor at 31. but as soon as he won the state's top office challenges he ever would. the farm crisis in the 80's. and we closed 38 banks. land values dropped 63 percent but we worked to diversify the economy. over time - he says that's worked - and helped turn a 90 million dollar deficit that he inherited in 1983 into a huge surplus by the time he left in 1999. it's important because businesses look to invest in states that are well managed. he says other states right now have issues like large unfounded pension systems -- making the outlook for the whole state bleak. in iowa i like to say things are good and they're getting better. the governor is up for re election again in 2018. he says just like robert ray - he probably won't decide until
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kevin barry, cbs 2 news. funeral arrangements are now set for the high school senior
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visitation for mod sed will take place at waterloo first united methodist church this sunday from 1 to 4.his funeral is monday at first baptist church of waterloo.the west high student's body was found in the river near gilbertville a week-and-a-half ago. he had been missing since the end of october.an official cause of death has not been determined. a marengo man is dead following a head-on crash with a semi late this morning near amana.the iowa state patrol says 43-year-old johnny wayne bagwell, junior, crossed the center line on highway 1-51. the roadway had to be shut down for several hours following the crash.the state patrol is continuing to investigate.the driver of the semi was not hurt. in cedar rapids... rapids...the wet weather over the past few days has forced city officials to close down some roads because of flooding. "j" street southwest at prairie creek is shut down because of the rising creek level.the rising cedar river also forced the closure otis
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cargill plant to the prairie creek fishery.both closures are in effect until further notice. some people are wishing all our rain would fall as snow. snow.ski resort operators, including those at sundown mountain resort, near dubuque, have had a tough go of it so far this season. season.cbs 2 news reporter dora miller is live on the slopes with when they *might open. about 60 thousand skiiers come through the resort annually, but as here now. now.they usually open the week after thanksgiving but since temps have been high lately, they've pushed it back to this weekend. just to give you an idea, the temperature has to be about 28 degrees for them to make snow and keep it from melting. lately it's been closer to 40. but the slow business hasn't kept the crew from working -- between putting up a new building and preparing for skiiers this
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ready for the rush. "it's in our dna to be open, this time of the year we expect our customers out here, we have pass holders that want to ski, a lot of the kids at school are just chopping at the bit to be out here and enjoy winter, so definitely we're looking forward to being able to be open." open."this isn't the first time weather has put a damper on things...later on cbs 2 news ten at 10, we'll take a look at the history of this unique eastern iowa getaway.in dubuque, dora miller cbs 2 news. nearly a third of all americans are expected to travel during this holiday season. season.that's according to triple-a, which says nearly 100-million people will travel between december 23rd and january third.that's an all- time high for holiday travel. triple-a says rising incomes and lower gas prices are fueling people's desires and
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of travelers are expected to drive to their destination. graduation rate in the country. country.the u-s department of education today put the exact figure at 90-point-five percent.nebraska ranks second at 89.7.the national graduation rate is 82.3 percent, which is a slight increase from the previous year.the education department also says the gap is narrowing between the graduation rates of white students and black and hispanic students. eighteen million. million.that's how many adults struggle with sleep apnea, according to the national sleep foundation. foundation.cbs 2 news reporter steffi lee shows us what's available at the physicians clinic of iowa when traditional treatments don't work. work. sleep experts say people should get around eight hours of sleep each night. and those struggling with sleep apnea who can't use the proper treatment could have another
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take vo:sleep apnea starts out with symptoms like chronic snoring or uncontrolled breathing.dr. scott geisler with the physicians clinic of iowa says the traditional treatment is the cpap machine or a dental device.but now the hospital has a minnesota-based sleep therapy.it's called the inspire therapy - and patients can ask about it if the cpap or any other traditional treatment fails.the company says a patient's body mass index needs to be below 32 and insurance companies are still reviewing this on a case- by-case basis.sot: sot: "this is a pacemaker like battery that is under the skin, surgically placed there, and instead of wires going down to the heart muscle, the wires go up towards the neck and are wrapped around the nerves." nerves."doctor geisler hopes that in the upcoming months, patients who can't just use the generic cpap or bipap machines can use this as a viable alternative to getting a good night's sleep. covering the corridor in cedar rapids, steffi lee, cbs 2 news."
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taking a look-back at the legacy of cedar rapids' first african american physician, doctor percy harris. harris.the book is called a healing presence in our community and takes a look at the history of doctor harris. he began his career as an intern at saint luke's hospital in 19-47 before serving as linn county medical examiner for nearly four decades.doctor harris says the community took care of him just as much as he took care of the community. "i was fed well, had a good time, and been at st. luke's which i consider my home." home."doctor harris today presented a copy of the book to the african american museum of iowa, the cedar rapids public library and the linn county history center. next at six, tofu turn-on. turn-on.those two words generally don't go together. but see how a local company is re-defining the meat-free marvel.
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heart disease. asthma. diabetes. 7 out of 10 americans take prescription drugs. but in the last 7 years drugs prices have doubled. hillary's going to take on the drug companies.
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lower drug prices. let people buy their prescription drugs from countries like canada at half the price. and cap monthly prescription costs for every american. the drug companies have been over charging long enough. it's time to fight back. i'm hillary clinton
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tomorrow on cbs 2 this morning. the key moments from the republican debate ane who critics say really stood out. we're keeping you in the know
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tomorrow on cbs2. more lay-offs are on the way for john deere employees. employees.45 additional workers will be eliminated by january 18th.those employees will join neary 600-others who have been laid off from the waterloo works facility during the past 18-months.deere continues to cut spending amid a global slowdown in demand for agricultural equipment. on a positive note, a new business in iowa city is on track to supplying the town with health foods. foods.two university of iowa graduates founded the old capitol food company.their product is organic, high-protein, easily digestable, low fat, and low cholesterol.it's tofu, of course.all of their ingredients come from a local farm.and their scrap, or waste, goes to a local pig farmer.the founders say they wanted to do something different and unique. "we love being a part of the iowa city community we see so
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happening around here and we're just extremely happy to be a part of it and to have been accepted by the community in the way that we have." have."old capitol's products aren't yet available for retail purchase but are used by several businesses in iowa city including new pioneer food co-op, devotay, and the university of iowa. more clouds today and a whole lot cooler out there. there.justin roberts is in for terry swails with your cbs 2
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big news outta ames -- coming up in sports -- naz long is done for the year -- why the senior guard asked to sit out the rest of the season and what it means for
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paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. 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's time for our next president to get in there, roll up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock.
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that extra rest that steve prohm gave naz long on sunday -- just got a hole lot longer -- both prohm and long announced today that the senior guard will miss the rest of the season seasonlong played in the first 8 games for the cyclones -- averaging 12 points and 31 minutes per game -- but
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him to shut it down and focus on his ongoing recovery from the arthroscopic surgery he had on both hips during the offseason . -- long will seek a medical redshirt so staturday -- we will see a whole lot more of matt thomas, hallice cook, and deonte burton on the floor from the cyclones in the big 4 classic -- it's prohm's first classic and first time facing northern iowa -- but you don't have to fill him in on the panthers -- he's already singing the praises -- "great program, a program that's about winning, about doing things the right way.. a teriffic culture they have there. i've had a chance to watch them off and on, i remember watching them at stephen f. austin .. and the guard washpun was really good... so we have to do a great job against him, but terriffic program, obviously a lot of respect for them and what they've been able to accomplish." on the flip side -- when northern iowa thinks about iowa state -- they think of run and gun basketball -- the cyclones score 85 points per game -- to average that your average length of possession
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has the nation's 7th shortest -- the clones get it and go, and ben jacobson knows -- their transition game is on point. "i think as everybody knows one of the -- handful of teams -- best at transition offense in the entire country.. they just get the ball on top of you so fast ... made shot, missed shot, turnover, it really doesn't matter for them. they're able to get the basketball into your front court. part of that is they've got so many guys that can handle the basketball." i feel like a broken record at this point, but desmond king just continues to be crowned an all amercian day in and day out -- today he was hit with another anotherthe sporting news tabbed him a first team all- american -- if you're keeping track at home, that makes 7 total -- if he's named a first team all-american on wednesday by the american footabll coaches association -- king will be a consesnus all- american. speaking of all-american honors -- a bunch of panthers found themselves on the stats f-c-s all
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hall was named to the first team -- the senior defensive back finished the season with 82 tackles, 6 interceptions, and 2 touchdowns -- his defensive teammates -- karter schult and brett mcmakin were on the second team -- and makinton dorleant was on the third. continuing in the season of giving -- athlons released thier big 12 awards -- and iowa state's mike warren was named the conference's offensive freshman of the year -- warren rushed for over 13 hundred yards and 5 touchdowns -- averaging over one hundred yards per game. and matt campbell has offically named tom manning his offensive coordinator -- earlier this month manning was named as iowa state's offensive line coach -- the two coached together at toledo -- and played together at mount union. we will be right back to take
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