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now, the corridor's top stories and tomorrow's weather forecast in the first ten minutes. this is cbs 2 news 10 at 10. 'twas the night before christmas, and the shopping's finally done.all the names have been crossed off, every single one. good evening, scott and karen are off, i'm joy howe. many kids are just beginning to settle in for the night before a very exciting day tomorrow. it might be calm now, but that wasn't the case earlier today. 2 news reporter dora miller is live in cedar rapids tonight with more, dora? it happens every year...last minute shoppers revel in the rush of grabbing gifts before it's too late.but 'tis the season for owning up...take a look. look. it happens every year...last minute shoppers scrambling to their gifts...but wait -- "everything's still open,
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seems like a good time to shop, seems like a good time to shop."doesn't seem to be any scrambling here... here... "thought it would be a good time to get the shopping done and sales are still good so here we are."more like strategic planning -- "go out, have a good time, have some coffee. it's really just the best time and then you get the best deals because everybody's trying to get rid of their stuff."and what's last-minute shopping without a tinge of guilt -- or not. not. "it's a pattern of reckless behavior that needs to be stopped and i keep thinking i will, but it just keeps happening." happening." "honestly, just procrastination. i have not gotten mom anything yet, so i thought i'd get it before tomorrow obviously."technology is a hot-ticket item this time of year... year... "we're looking for a camera on christmas eve." eve." "we're getting a new phone for my son."but so is this treat. treat. "dark chocolate, people really like our dark chocolate."for stocking stuffers, apparently chocolate goes over well.
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that's hot to be giving at this time of year."and if christmas cheer doesn't come in the chocolate variety...the power of persuasion won't be too hard. hard. "she says 'i need something evil' and so sicilian sea salt caramels are concentrated evil, so that should do the trick." doesn't seem like next year will be much different.we'll just have to see.covering the corridor in cedar rapids, dora
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thanks our west - just in time for christmas--a fresh coat of snow!the des moines area got as much as
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everything white.a winter weather advisory is in effect there until 6:00 this evening. the combination of snow and reduced visibility makes it difficult for people trying to navigate the roads. black hawk county authorities have arrested a man they say was getting ready to deliver meth. porte city police stopped jordan jones just before 3-30 this morning for a traffic violation.officers say, the k-9 unit helped with the stop and indicated drugs were in the vehicle. police searched the car, and say they found meth there - and more at the suspect's home. jones faces numerous charges, including possession of methampetamine with intent to deliver. home break-ins are common aroundthis time of year but there are ways you can protect yourself - including when you're throwing away the boxes from all your new toys and gadgets. 14:44:21 make sure when you bundle it that you keep the pictures on the inside so that the would be burglars can't see whether that's abox from a refrigerator that you
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christmas present...or whether it is a big screen tv. sergeant hamblin says to lock your doors. cedar rapids saw a spike in home burglaries in november and december , with a lot of them happening at homes that were unlocked.make sure to avoid placing your christmas tree by a window. it's nice for decoration but it's also an invitation for thieves. and if you are traveling for the holidays, ask your neighbors to look after your home. christmas came early for senior veterans in the corridor.home instead senior care celebrated its be a santa for a senior program . presents were given to more than seven hundred seniors this's the first year they partnered with linn county veteran's affairs.other veterans volunteered to be santa* to delivered those gifts. "a lot of these veterans have to rely on somebody to step forward to m,ake their christmas a little more enjoyable." enjoyable."home instead senior care plans to expand the
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now ten at ten continues with a look at tonight's other stories across the corridor. the hawkeyes are on their way to the rose bowl - and the con artists are already trying to cash in. police in marion say to be on the lookout for someone in a white hyundai sonata with washington plates selling fake tickets to the rose bowl. if you are making a purchase from someone you met online, police want to remind you that their lobby and parking lot are "safe zones" for online transactions. they've made their space available in march, after an incident in colorado where a woman was attacked while responding to a craigslist ad. in cedar rapids rapidsstrong winds yesterday caused some problems in the's a look at a farm on the corner of miller road and tower terrace road, trees are down all over the farm and bulk tanks were moved by the strong winds.a 25-year-old spruce was uprooted and a hay-rack was tipped upside downthe family said nobody was hurt inside the house despite the roof
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in north liberty libertypeople are lining the pews going to christmas services.three services at grace community church were packed. but as cbs 2 news reporter mellaney moore explains, explains,church leaders are trying to keep people coming back, even after the holiday season. for some, coming to church is a way to start their christmas celebration. celebration.01:51:14 we are committed to the lord jesus.this is his birthday, it is all about grace community church, staff say christmas is part of what it's all about. executive pastor 20:14:47 we hear the message of the baby jesus and people can think that's all good and cute, but the reality is, when jesus came to earth it was a rescue mission. when he came it was really the start of him coming back to bring us back into right relationship.more than 1500 people attend the non denominational church with locations in north liberty and downtown iowa city.the church expects more people on holidays and with some regulars out of town, a different congregation.
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they're here. we just hope that they continue to be here then throughout the year as well and so that's definitely going to be part of our focus tonight .hansen hopes the message is welcoming, authentic and communicates christ can make a difference in one's life.according to the pew research center, fewer americans are identifying as christians. christians.1:34:15 we're an autonomous culture that doesn't really feel a need. jesus said when he came that he preached good news to the poor and if you look at our country, were affluent.the research shows the decline is mainly attributed to decreases in protestants and catholics. hansen says he has noticed fewer people identifying with a particular christian denomination, but still having a relationship with christ. executive pastor 20:14:21 i think they're hungry for that authenticity and in a sense, it almost would seem that some of the denominational matters can be kind of superfluous to the main things that we need to be about. about.01:53:58 jesus came to earth as the king brucemore is beautiful year-round
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season, every room is like a winter wonderland.there are thirteen christmas trees - nearly one in every room of cedar rapids most famous mansion.those at brucemore say it's a fantastic way to celebrate the season, while getting a history less about the city of five seasons. "brucemore is an anchor in our community, it's a cultural hub in our community and it's very much about the stories of who we've been, how we've grown as a community over the last century. " "holiday mansion tours at brucemore continue until the end of the year. we have put a link to all that information on our website 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 accident that got the u-s government involved in
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christmas morning right here on cbs's the season of giving, and one man is receiving something most people take for granted..see how his christmas gift, will forever change his life.that's
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((kelly) next on c-b-s two news... a simple phone call inspired the imagination of children around the world as they wait for santa to
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the kids were probably pretty tough to put to bed tonight. all night we've been tracking santa's progress around the world. world.believe it or not, tracking santa has been the role of the u-s military for 60 years.and it all started by accident.'s a special report from norad norad 60 years ago history was made in december 1955 when a phone call came into the continental air defense command in colorado springs, colorado. answering the call, col. harry shelp was surprised to hear the voice of a young child, asking to speak with santa claus. soon after, more calls began filling the phone lines, all with eager children hoping with a chance to talk with santa.little did col. shalp and his team know, a department store had placed an ad in a local paper, hoping to draw children to their holiday toy sale.the misprinted phone number led to an important red phone in the conad operation
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tradition was born.col. shalp's command fielded calls all night, checking radars and informing children of santa's progress.the tradition followed with the founding of norad in 1958 and has gone on to become a global phenomenon. today, norad's cutting edge tech provides real time updates on santa's yuletide journey around the world.our constellation of defense satellites use infrared radar to keep pinpoint accuracy on the heat signature from rudolph's nose.ground based radar tracking sites relay updates to our elite fighter pilots, who often escort santa's sleigh through north american airspace.our maritime parnters in the navy and coast guard make sure the seas are safe and secure beneath the flight path of the man in red. and finally, our special santa cameras in strategic locations around the world capture images of santa during his flight.modern technology also
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to keep up with santa's flight path using mobile apps, social media, and the norad track santa the heart of it all, people can call or email into the live norad track santa operation center in colorado springs on december 24th.volunteers are standing by to answer that all important question, when will santa arrive at my house.all of this is made possible by our volunteers and the amazing generosity of our corporate and government partners. together, our affiliates bring this time honored program to the world.this holiday season, norad celebrates the 60th anniversary of tracking santa. what began as a single phone call, has inspired the imaginations of countless children across the planet for over half a matter what is happening in the world, norad has continued to keep the watch, maintaining the security of the skies across north america and beyond, and bringing a little
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look's like santa was last seen in new yorkand has already delivered over 5 billion can continue to track him, we put a link on our website cbs 2 iowa dot com. and coming up in sports... sports...the u-n-i basketball team celebrating the holiday season in .. hawaii? highlights from today's game
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on average, it takes three hundred americans working for a solid year, to make as much money as one top ceo. it's called the wage gap. and the republicans will make it worse by lowering taxes for those at the top and letting corporations write their own rules. hillary clinton will work to close the wage gap. equal pay for women to raise incomes for families, a higher minimum wage, lower taxes for the middle class. she gets the job done for us.
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only one burning the midnight oil this week, as the u-n-i panthers played past midnight central time last night -- albeit in hawaii. hawaii.panthers, cougars...wes washpun doing washpun things -- oh my! i'm sorry -- one more time ... merry christmas... and happy new year! wes would exit the game shortly there after with an injury ....but back in time to dish this one round the arc 'til it goes to jeremy morgan -- fourteen points for the iowa city west grad as the panthers retake the lead -- this one back-and-forth, we jumpppp to the second, paul jesperson with the jump--er. paced u-n-i with eighteen.. washpun back to doing washpun
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finds jesperson.. ice. cold. frosty. the snowman. panthers loving it -- they win 63-59... the iowa hawkeyes arrived in pasadena for the 2015 rose bowl today... facing a heralded stanford offense .. and the hawks expecting a battle of the ground game next week. "they have a little michigan state with their run game, wisconsin: two teams that are just like stanford -- they like to run the ball and try to beat you up in the trenches so it's gonna be a great game." game.""the thing about them short yardage situations -- they're really good at it. they come off the ball really low and it's not like they're making a hole : it's really just that they're building a wall and pushing you with their leverage... they know what they wanna do and they're just a really efficient, well-rounded offense." do they know it's christmas time at all? -- popeyes bahamas bowl....first drive of the game, pitch goes to middle tennessee's richie james ... son of a nutcracker!... 46
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first...but story of the game: big plays. end of the first quarter, zach terrell to corey davis, under the defender, through the coverage to the house he goes -- 80 yards to the endzone... first time all season in division one football both teams scored seventeen before the second quarter...stayed tight until the fourth, on second and fifteen terrell to daniel braverman .... run run rudolph, braverman's gonna make it to the end zone -- western michigan holds on to win 45-31... but really, where are you christmas? today's other bowl game just wrapped up, also in hawaii -- the aztecs beat cincinnati 42 to 7 the final stay with c-b-s two -marissa
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