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great job, i was at the stadium yesterday watcng how their setting up and what have you, and i ithink we're going to see a very wonderful game." game."federal officials say the changes are happening in response to what they're calling an uncorroborated threat from a singlelesourur. meanwhile, the iowa hawkeye football team is still keeping their focus on the actual game. today, coaches from both teams - talked about what they hope to accomplish. 2 sportstsanchor zach hanley joins us from pasadena with more.zach? even though this is a huge game, the hawks have stuck to the script that got them here... thursdays they don't practice, since the game is on friday instead of saturday, in the hawkeyes world today to is a ththsday. and it was also the final time kirk ferentz and stanford head coach david shaw took the podium and all the talk was about the hawkeyes and the
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rentz: "when we go shoppipi we don't get to go to the gourmae story i guess. some schools do, they get to pick the guys my sister can tell you are great great football players... we are comfortable with that."shaw:" all yeye you just watched iowa find a w w to win and nobody said anything. they have a great defensive performance, and a great offensive performance and a great team performance... to me that's a sign of a well coacheheteam, but it's also the sign of a an unselfish team." team."kirk ferentz was also named the bobby dodd coach of the year... it's his 5th coach of the year honors this season... live in pasadena zach hanley cbs 2 sports. our cbs 2 news crew w wl be cocoring all of the f f leading up to the big game all week.and we'll have our road to roses new years eve special tomorrow night at 6:30, right here on cbs 2. while the iowa football team
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their rose bowl game all season, university of iowa president bruce harreld has had a rocky first few months in his new position. he's joining fans in pasadena this week weekand cbs 2 news reporter kevin barry talked with harreld about plans for the future. future. if winning fixes everything, then iowa football is taking fans minds off a lot of their ttubles. troubles.but one issue not going away at the university of iowa is the heavy criticism of president bruce harreld. before he even took the office - university profefeors and students across the state said they thought the process to pick him was flawed. then after he took over, he said they professors who aren't ready to teach their classes should be shot. in the wake of mass shootings around the world and in the united states, and a shooting on the university of iowa campus in 1991 - there have been more calls for him to resign.but president harreld says the keke to getting past thth is
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coming up coming up tonight at 9 and 10, we take a closer look at the work being done in pasasena to keep all these fans pasadena, kevin barry, cbs 2 news. temps are in the 20s 20smoly cloudy skies prevail prevailskies will become partly oudy thursday bututit will be cold. temperatures will rise from 17 at 6am to 19 at 3pm
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just like retail stores, he iowa department lf transportation uses seasonal workers. workers.this fall thehepututut a call for six hundred part- time, seasonal staff. 2 news reporter mellaney moore talked to the d-o-t about how many rkers they're still looking for. for. dot staff tell us they're still looking for about 200 workers across the state, so if you've ever wondered what it's like to drive one of these big rigs, there are positions available right here in the corridor.pkgthe iowa
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used their full time staff to combat monday's storm-- and that's who they go to first. but when the storms get big enoughthey use some extra help.j.jnny shanahan, cedar rapids ighway maintenance supervisor02:56:14 we're always looking for those part- time people to help fill in where we're short in trucks to be able to get more trucks on the road during shift time. they're still some of those extrtrworkers for the nextxt round.02:57:00 mostly they'll be operating either a tandem or single axel dump truck with a snow plow and a wing, helping us clean the snow off the roads.shanahan says he would like more seasonal workers in cedar rapids. 02:57:7: i know most the other shops around the district still have positions available. it's hard to find people that are available to work when the snow hitstsiowa has a low unemployment rate and local supervisors say it can be hard to get seasonal help when people have other full time jobs.cathy cutler, transportation planner02:45:46 we like to have a long list of those employees, so say employoys one through five are busy, we can then go from six to ten.applicants need a commercial drivers license for a certain size of truck and are subject to random drug
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months when snow storms can hahaen, the dot says they're ready to train to help keep the roads safe for travellers. shanahan says you're earning some extra money and potential for a full time position too. 02:58:36 it gives you something you can say hey i helped out and accomplished that and kept the roads open. the dot says they would really like to fill these positions and they'll accept applications anytime.covering the corridor in cedar rapids, mellaneyeymoore, cbs 2 news. if you're not sure what to do with that old television santa just helped you replace, don't worry, the linn county solid waste agency is here to help. help.right now - they're accecpting t-v's and other monitors for just a five- dollar can also drop off other electronics and gadgets, like d-v-d players and stereos.the solid waste agency says they're seeing a lot more people going green after christmas. "there's materials in them that that you don't want sitting in a landfill, breaking down over the years things like that. so when it gets brought to us it's going to get recycled the right way, it's going to be de- manufactured, and everything
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recycled."you can drop your electronics and even christmas lights off from 8 a-m to 4 p-m monday through friday at the resource recovery center on county home road in marion. a good leather has a lasting quality that a local startup company is working hard to emulate. the founders are doing that by crafting custom leather products. and like any beautiful works of art, passion is part of the picture. "if somebody is passionate about doing it, they're going to do it over and over until they figure it out, get better so that's kind of a goal of mine." mine."i'll take you ininde gentlemen care, a company created in the corridor tonight on the cbs 2 news ten at ten. paramedics were called to kindercare in cedar rapids today. but whenenhey got there - they responded to a whole bunch of 'thank yous.' cbs 2 news reporter joy howe is here to explain.
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of kindercare today was therere for r reason - a good one. the kids love superheroes, and the staff says, they discovered there are real-life heroes living and working in our community everyday - and they decided to say thank you. so they invited area paramedics to the east kindercare in cedar rapids today to give them baked goodies and homemade cards. the paramedics responded by letting the kids hop on board the ambulance and play with the sirens and lights and get a look at all those instruments they use. the kids were pretty fascinated by it all, and the staff says, it's a great way to give them a chance to thank their heroes. we really love being involved in the company and giving baba. that's a big thing that we want to do, we've been around for over 30 years we just want to make sure the community knows that we're here and we're exposing the community to everything everyone does it was actually a win-win for everybody. the paramedics say, they like showing the kids their instruments and lights and sirens, that way if they're ever called to the kids' house for anything, they'll know a little more
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expect to see. this time of year there are a lot of pets around looking for a new home. home.and they can use your help. a local shelter is trying to clear out ahead of the new year.that's still
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is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i apprpre this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field.
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of the rosebowl continues tomorrow on cbs2!join us at scenes look at what's happening in the big lead up to the game.we'll talk with our crews out in pasadena tomorrow starting at 5am.see you there. ((kelly))this is the time animal care and control needs your help to help them empty their shelter by new years. right now, they're holidng their new year's challenge. adoption fees are only 25 dollars for cats and 50 bucks for dogs.those fees include several things including spaying and neutering and vaccinations.those from the shelter say it's a great time of year to be helping your furry friends. "our goal is to kind of continue to grow our adoption numbers so that we can help animals from here and from afar get good homes. if that is five hundred great, if it's
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too.."the shelter is open tomorrow until five. a dusting of snow to start the day then some sunshine. sunsnsne.chief meteorologist terry swails is here now with the latest look outside. temperatures are in the 20s 20sskies are mostly cloudy cloudymost of the nation is cold with plenty of 20s and 30s over the midwest midwesttonight's clouds will break for some sun thursday. cold weather will prevail into new years yearshighs today were in the 20s with up 1/2" of snow snowtemps are in the 20s winds w/nw 5-10 10west coast storm will deliver colder air airnw flow with cold air into the weekend weekendno rain through monday mondayno snow through monday predictorclouds tonight will clear out thursday thursdaymostly cloudy and cold with lows 12-18 12-18partly sunny and cold
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20stemperatures will stay cold with dry weather the next 7 days
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two days away from smelling the roses... coming up in sports... iowa's offense may be a little overlooked entering friday's rose bowl... details next on c-b-s wo... "cbs 2 news connects with you. call us at 1-800-222-kganemail us at news at cbs 2 iowa dot
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not... we're just two days away from the "granddaddy of them all"... on friday... iowa will play in a rose bowl for the first time since 1991... c-b-s two sports reporter zach hanley's been with the hawkeyes all week long... zach... we know about christian mccaffery and the stanford offense... but what about the iowa offense?... old school, tough, and physical... words that
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stylish and flashy... because the hawkeyes all about putting on the hard hat and getting the job done. done. all season long the iowa offense had went to work, ignoring he noise. and at the rose bowl it's no different because the only offense being talked about is stanford's. stanford's.: "that's basically how we've done it all year. not many people have talked about is or given us respect, but i think that through the entire year we've just gone about our business and obviously our record shows." and with a three headed monster at running back and a quarterback that just wins, the hawks plan to fly over a cardinal defense that gives up an average of 23 points per game and nearly 6 yards per play play "obviously statistics don't lie, but at the end of the day we have to make sure that we are just executing all of our assignments." assignments.": "we are just really confident with what we
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doesn't really matter what defense is out there, what the stats are, we are really confident in what we can do and we are just going to go out at do it."confidence that stems from a senior class look for their first bowl win win"it's really rare to see a good college football team that doesn't have a good senior class and that what wev've enjoyed. these guys are determined, i know they want to close their careers on a high note." the hawkeyes didn't practice today, they have a walk through tomorrow and see the stadium for the first time. live in pasadena, zh most iowa fans understandably have their eyes on the rose bowl in pasadena... but those that made their way to carver- hawkeye arena last night... saw something special... the hawkeyes jumped all over the country's top-ranked team... and michigan state... could barely breathe.. iowa never trailed in the game... they forced 16 turnovers... and shot 46 percent from
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beatdown... i thought iowa played awfully well.. and one of the rare times in my career i thought we got punked... we got out- physicaled... we got out- hustled... they got every loose ball... ball... we really sustained effort... and paid attention to detail with regard to the game plan... we didn't give them transition buckets... hopefully we learned lessons of how to compete and how to execute and how to not take a possession off... tonight at 8 p-m... it's the finals of the midlands championships... three hawkeye wrestlers have advanced... including defending champ nathan burak... panther justin alber and cyclone tanner weatherman will also wrestle in tonight's final session in evanston... we will be right back to take
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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.
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a group with volunteers in the corridor is getting ready for its own rose bowl showing.for years, the salvation army has been involved in the se bowl parade. here are some images as they marched in the parade back in 1931. they even met albert einstein! at home, the salvation army is still looking to meet their holiday goal. they hope to raise nearly 800-thousand dollars but have only made it 82- percent of the way. if you're interested in helping their mission, just head to cbs 2 iowa dot com. skies will become partly cloudy thursday but it will be cold. temperatures will rise from 17 at 6am to 19 at 3pm
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