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hawkeyes battle it out in the rose bowl, but before the big game, comes a big parade. all those beautiful floats will go rolling down colorado boulevard on new years day - and one float in this year's rose parade will feature the art of one eastern iowa florist. florist.cbs 2 news reporter steffi lee is here to tell us why it's extra special r the florist this year. this eastern iowa florist starts putting his skills to work in sunny california tomorrow.he's a paid designer with fiesta parade floatstseven though it's not his first time there - his excitement will make you think otherwise. otherwise. "i have huge boxes of clippings, i've got pins, pendants, programs, you name it, i've got it."laurel hollopeter clings onto anything featuring the hawkeyes in the grand-daddy of them all. all. "grewup a hawkeye fan, i follow them all along - as you
clippings here are from the rosebowl in 1982."now - the florist will bring home even more memories from pasadena. pasadena. "well we're going to win the rose bowl first."the iowa city hyvee floral manager is no stranger to crafting beautiful arrangements for the hawkeyes - -like this assortment of yellow roses when the team came home from the big ten championship in indiana. indiana. "laurel is one of the most respected floral managers in our entire company and as a hawkeye fan, he's probably one of the biggest fans i'vet met." and for several years, the avid hawkeye fan's also taken his artistic talents to colorado boulevard - "i guess i can't imagine not going and working on floats." where thousands see e his creatitis in the rose parade. this year - he's looking forward to more than just decorating the floats. floats.a strong season gave him a gut feeling to prepare even earlier for the road to the roses.he booked his flight
deal."i mean you can't even drive there for three hundred dollars."his passion will come alive both on the floats - and the gridiron. gridiron. "this is the ultimate trip - you figure there's going to be probably 80,000 iowa fans there, - it's just going to be...it's the dream season." laurel says it's always an early morning before they kick off the rose parade.they get up to finish the final touches at 4:30 a.m.steffi lee, cbs 2 news ten at ten of course, we're less than a week away from the hawkeyes taking on stanford in the rose wl.be sure to tune in tobs 2 all next week for special reportrtfrom our own zach hanley and our sports team.and don't miss our 30-minute road to the roses special which will air new year's eve at 6:30 right here on cbs 2.it will air again new year's *day at 7-30 a-m on our sister
police in waterloo are investigating two separate reports of shots fired. police tell cbs 2 news, the first was a call from the 500 block of keystone street around 2-15 yesterday afternoon. they say someone in a car shot *at another person, but nobody was actually hit. officers say the man targeted is *not cooperating later on - just before midnight - police were called to a home on lafayette street, after a window was shot out. there was also a car hit. police say the witnesses at that scene are also not co- operating. so far no arrests have been made in either case. in chicago, two people are dead after a police-involved shooti - and police say one
hit.it happeped early this morning near west garfield park on the city's west side, after police responded to what they described as a "domestic disturbance."officers say once they got there, they und quote "a combative individual." they say an officer fired his weapon, at 19-year-old quintonio legrier, was shot and killed. 55-year-old betttie jones was also shot and killed, but in the last hour the chicago police department has released that her death was an accident. a woman told a local television station she was legrier's mother. she described him as a college student with mental challenges. he was having a mental situation, sometimes he gets a little loud, but not violent. i was just with my son on christmas. i talked to him and told him he has to control his temper." temper."in the past couple hours, we've learned police were involved in *another shooting on the far south
critically wounded. chicago police are already under intense scrutiny, after *other officer-involved shootings in recent months. the death toll from a series of tornadoes in the southeast that touched down wednesday - has risen to 18. two more bodies were found in mississippi, bringing the state's total victims to 10. eight more people died in two different states, including 6 in tennessee.last night, a tornado touched down in birmingham, alabama, but fortunately there was *not a lot of damama there. meanwhile, the national weather service is now confirming that tornadoes touched down in califorina this week. this is cell phone video take in northern california near the fofoom area. the national weather service says the tornado was an e-f 1 and produced wind speeds up to 80 and 90 miles per hour. folks ere are so dealing with a large brush fire that homes. the fire - which shut down parts of the heavily used 101 freeway and a portion of the
started christmas night.600 firefighters are battling the massive blaze.right now, crews don't know the cause of the fire.officials say 60 percent of the fire is contained, and expect it will take several under control. in the race for the white house... house...several presidential hopefuls will be in eastern iowa next week. week.on monday - new jersey governor chris christie will make a couple stops.the first will be in dubuque for a town hall at noon before ending his day in davenport.on tuesday - the republican will be in the corridor.christie will visit the hamburg inn down in iowa city and the field-house in cedar rapids.right now - christie is in the middle-of- the-pack in the g-o-p race. democrat martin o'malley will also be in eastern iowa monday he will be stumping in waterloo and tama.the stops are a part of a four-day swing g through the hawkeye state for the former marlyland governor. his first event in iowa is sunday in des moines.o'malley is in third among the three democrats running.
number *two in that race - bernie sanders will start a three day run in iowa, ending his year in the hawkeye state. on tuesday, he's holding town hall meetings in muscatine and davenport.wednesday, he'll hold more town halls in keokuk and ottumwa.and on new years eve, he's hosting a new years party in des moines. you can watch a recap of the busy year in politics with a special edition of iowa in focus, as cbs 2 news takes a look at one of the *most crowded presidential races. it airs right here on cbs 2 at 10-30 tomorrow morning. if you didn't get what you wanted under the tree -it's ok, take comfort in knowing, you're not alone. consumer reports estimates around 40-percent of americans try to *return or *exchange a gift they don't like.that definately was true here in cedar rapids.anyone who drove down collins road could see lindale mall was packed.some shoppers we talked to at best buy said it was hectic.
was a lot of people you had to weave and bob through the neighbors there to get to where you wanted to be ." ."if you do decide to brave the lines today, experts say you should have a reciept if you're trying to take back a gift.you should also keep the item in the original package. if you use sprint or verizon, you could have some money coming your way, but you'll have to act fast fastcustomers have until thursday, december 31st to claim refunds for unauthorized third-party messages.charges for those texts -- for things like horoscopes or sports scores -- were then allegedly buried in bills.investigators call this tactic "cramming." both wireless carriers agreed to pay 158-million dollars to customers to settle claims with the government.current and former subscribers who paid for unauthorized texts beginning july 1st, 20-10 can file a request. verizon and
pies to that one dress - we take a look back at some of 20-15's most viral stories. that's monday on cbs 2 this that tornado that touched down in alabama we told you about earlier, didn't cause much damage, but the storm is bringing another threat - rain. nearly 200 roads in the state are closed due to excessive flooding.in nearby mobile, they saw 4 inches of rain pour down, nearly doubling previous records.alabama's governor is touring weather-damaged areas, where he's declared a state of emergency. 've seen some rain ourselves, but we could be seeing something *else this week. week.meteorolgist jeff kennedy is here now with your fox 28
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rides -- all day -- for a nice little break from football. "we had practice already this morning, we got that work in and now we can enjoy some free time, so it's going to be fun to enjoy disneyland with everybody and the rest of our teammates and coaches." coaches." "we spend so much time in the film room and the weightroom, and on the field. sometimes you forget there is places like disneyland -- it's the happiest place in the world."
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