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where he hid it after taking it out of its cage. /// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for joining us, i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. we're getting a better look at how sex education in clark county will be changing when the new school year starts in the fall. ((kirsten joyce)) this comes after more than a year of intense conversations between the school board members of the community. patranya bhoolsuwan was at last night's meeting. < ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) it was an almost an empty room .. not what we're used to seeing at the clark county school board meetings... especially those involving the topic of sex. ((amey esparza/seac member: "tonight's meeting much better than last 6 months or so of meetings.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) amey esparza is one of 8 members of the sex education advisory committee... meeting for the first time this year to go over new sex ed curriculum for clark county students. ((parent: "nobody is a better
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((patranya bhoolsuwan)) following last september's contentious community meeting, the school board voted on topics to include in a more comprehensive sex education curriculum. one that would include things like how students can obtain birth control and how to define different types of sexual abuse. ((latonya dawson/health educator: "i feel we are moving in the right direction which is great.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) only a handful of people spoke out monday night's meeting. one parent did step up to insist that sex ed may still be better taught outside classroom, potentially in a video format. ((vivian harrison/parent: "the video could be accessible on infinite campus along with relevant materials for parents to review.")) ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) but for now it appears sex education in clark county is stepping away from an abstinence- based model. for seac member amey esparza, who had a baby at 16 while a student here in las vegas ...she says change is a long time coming when it comes to sex ed in school.
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info they can use to to help themselves make good choices.")) > ((kirsten joyce)) the recommendatio ns set forth by the sex-ed advisory committee still need to be approved by the school board. the new curriculum will only apply to students in 8th through 12th grades. the trustees did vote to include topics like cyberbullying and dangers of sexting for kids in 5th grade... as part of their health class curriculum. /// ((sherry swensk)) > southern nevada is home to world's largest eco- friendly distribution center. and yesterday, the "levi strauss" center in henderson received leed platinum certification... after the company retro- fitted the building to be better for the environment: (( michael kobori, vp sustainability, levi strauss & co.: "it means that it is a green building, which means it's better for the planet. it uses less energy, less water, sends less waste to the landfill. so it's better for the environment, better for the community here in henderson, but it's also better for the people who are in the building." )) ((sherry swensk))
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lawns were taken off the campus... and it now uses 90- percent less water than the average facility in henderson. they've also added more bike racks and replaced vending machines with healthier foods. levi strauss has been in henderson since 1978. /// ((sherry swensk)) > if you're looking to start off the new year free of unwanted clutter... 8 news now has got you covered. our living green super recycling month. it's on saturday, january 23rd and mack... from 8 am until 3 pm. you can recycle all sorts of electronics... get rid of your unused and expired medicine... and bring paperwork that needs
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goodwill will also be collecting household items. for the complete list... go to las vegas now dot com. /// let's get to sherry with a look at today's weather. sherry swensk with clear skies it is really
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outside this morning... .. heaters are likely running most of the night. we had nice sunshine yesterday and we will most of today but there are some clouds on the coast. ........ we'll get most of those tomorrow. today mostly sunny and temps in the mid 50s.
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((brian loftus)) > we're learning more information about an accident by a bus stop.. weekend. a witness described to 8 news now what she saw before the crash happened: ((sharaine lanier / witness: "i actually saw the bus coming down and it looked like it was going pretty fast, like try to come to a halt, and it completely knocked the whole bus stop over. // i saw the lady, like fly up, like over the bus." )) ((brian loftus)) sharaine lanier tells us she was at the wild wild west across the street from the bus stop... near tropicana and dean martin drive. the coroner has identified the victim has 39-year-old joo-young do... who was a researcher for a university in south korea and was in town for c-e-s. police say 22- year-old jamal nichols was driving the r-t-c bus.. when it drove up on the sidewalk, hitting the bus shelter: (( sharaine lanier / witness: "she was sitting down and next thing you know she saw the bus and she got up to look and it was -- it's like she got frozen, she couldn't even move or
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she ran over to see if she could help the woman, but knew u% immediately that she was not going to make it just by her injuries. she says the driver started freaking out after the incident. jamal nichols is an employee of keolis transit america... which provides bus drivers to the r-t-c. a company spokesman says they are cooperating with police. police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the bus leaving the road. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > matt damon is getting ready to film his next movie... and you can be in it! ((brian loftus)) how you can become one of the extras in the next jason bourne movie. ///
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my grandfather served in world war two. spending time with him were the best memories of my life. i became a physician at va because of my grandfather. so i can help others like him. i can't imagine working with better doctors, or a more dedicated staff. i'm fulfilling my life's mission with the help of my team, and thanks to these veterans. i'm proud to be a doctor at va. and proud to honor my grandfather every day.
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technology is making it possible for cars on the road to talk to each other. this could prevent future crashes and save many lives. as kris van cleave reports.. this is what the secretary of transportation wants in everyone's car. the newly proposed regulation will require technology to be standard in all new vehicles sold in the u-s. experts say that could be as revolutionary as seatbelts and airbags. once finalized, the rule will call for vehicle to vehicle communcation, or v-2-v, to be phased in over a few years. "our goal is to see this technology put in place as soon as possible." secretary of transportation anthony foxx (foxx) "over the years we've had about 33,000 fatalities a year on our highways.//...if the technology can substitute for
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these crashes we think we can get as much as an 80% reduction. that is a huge change." as this department of transportation animation shows, v-2-v uses technology similar to wifi to link cars near each other on the road, allowing them to share information like speed and direction several times a second...so if a vehicle several cars ahead stops abruptly, your car would know almost instantly and warn you to slow down. it may also be able to talk to infastructure like stop lights telling the driver how long until a light changes. v-2-v builds on technology like blind spot detection and automatic breaking already found in some vehicles. ford ceo mark fields. "do you think this is the type of technology customers will pay for?" "i think to a certain extent they will.//but we'll see what the future brings on that, but we're working very hard on bringing and continuing to have more and more of those features in the vehicle, and we'll see what the consumer decides." while the industry supports the
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unanswered questions when it comes to protecting consumers from hacking and personal data collected by these increasingly smart cars. kris van cleave, cbs news, detroit michigan. ((kirsten joyce)) > chrysler announced it's releasing a new mini-van later this year. the new chrysler pacifica will replace both the chrysler town and country... as well as the dodge grand caravan. a v-6-powered model and a hybrid model of the mini-van will go on sale this year. the hybrid can travel up to 30 miles on a single charge. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > oregon police are trying to find a man... who's believed to have stolen a two foot python. ((brian loftus)) how he got away with stealing the animal
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-]what's trending now... a thief in oregon is getting a lot of attention for stealing a 2- foot python. and as nora hart explains.. the surveillance footage shows him stuffing it down his pants!
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animals. from birds to lizards and everything in between, she takes care of them all at "a to z pets" on southwest division street. so it came as a shock when someone swiped one of her rarest reptiles. (christin bjugan, pet store manager) "he stole our 200 dollar black pastel ball python" after getting the call friday that the snake was gone, christin has spent the better part of her saturday reviewing surveillance footage (christin bjugan, pet store manager) "there's cameras everywhere, and you'd think that people would see them" and when she spotted the suspected snake thief on film, (christin bjugan, pet store manager) "this guy right here." she was even more surprised to see what he does after he reaches in the snake tank. (christin bjugan, pet store manager) "then you'll see him put it in his pants. yuck. just drops it right in the front." a short time later, you see him waddle out (christin bjugan, pet store manager) "trying to act like there's not a snake in his pants." christin says she's seen this man in her shop before. but this time he was with a blue- haired woman, who seemed to be in on the theft. (christin bjugan, pet store
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to the car." so, now the search is on. (christin bjugan, pet store manager) "anytime anything like this happens, it's very frustrating because we work very hard to run the business and make a living." to find the thief, and the 2-foot python. (christin bjugan, pet store manager) "he's lucky it wasn't feeding day, feeding days are on mondays. and they're very hungry." nora hart, good day oregon. let's get to sherry with a look
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sherry swensk with clear skies it is really cold outside this morning...and any wind will add a colder wind chill. ...... heaters are likely running most of the night. we had nice sunshine yesterday and we will most of today but there are some clouds on the coast. .............. the storm track is staying to the north most of the week, but temps for us will stay a little below normal each day. ........
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winds in the mountains. ............... we'll get more clouds tomorrow. today mostly sunny and temps in the mid 50s. then warmer into the weekend and the holiday monday. <
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((kirsten joyce)) > the powerball is now at 1-point-4 billion dollars ahead of tomorrow's drawing... but this historic jackpot was expected. ((brian loftus)) in october, the states that run the powerball approved a rule change that makes it harder to win the jackpot. under the new rules, you select five of 69 numbers... before it used to be out of 59 numbers. for the powerball choices... those numbers were reduced from 35 to 26... which creates more non- jackpot winners. ((kirsten joyce)) and overall, that actually decreases your odds of winning the big prize... from one in 175-million to one in 292- million. the reason for the change is to get more people to play... meaning more revenue for the states. /// ((brian loftus)) ((kirsten joyce))
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with demetria!> demetria obilor accident on vegas, east of jones. you can use washington or lake mead as alternates. no freeway crashes. this is i-15 and flamingo. no delays heading north or southbound right now. < > > that's a look at the roads... back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > a new report finds many americans are eating too much salt... ((kirsten joyce)) coming up at five... we reveal some of the top foods...that sneak too much
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it took joel silverman years to become a master dog trainer. but only a few commands to master depositing checks at chase atms. technology designed for you. so you can easily master the way you bank. entertainer david bowie poured in from around the world... after the news that he lost his battle to liver cancer. last night, las vegas paid its respects to the late singer. the fremont street experiencehono red bowie with a video retrospective of his fascinating career on the viva vision canopy. bowie played in las vegas three times... including two shows at the hard rock a week apart in 2004. fans we spoke with were happy to see the local tribute...
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his passing: (( shauna walton- zwahlen / salt lake "yeah, we're huge fans of his, i have been for a long, long time, since since about 1960- something. ((brian loftus)) the final tribute took place just after midnight. he recently released his 28- th studio album called "blackstar." bowie was 69- years-old. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > how would you like to be in matt damon's next action thriller? the next installment in the "jason bourne" movies is going to film here in las vegas. we're told filming will take place at mccarran international airport. the filmmakers are looking to cast people for roles as extras. if you'd like to take part... you can register for free. we've posted the information on our website las vegas now dot com. just click on "links we mentioned." ///
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> the president delivers the state of the union address today... the topics he's expected to cover. ((kirsten joyce)) > a crash leaves several people injured... and a fight inside a car could be to blame. what we've learned from a witness, leading up to the collision. ((brian loftus)) > love is in the air! valentines day is about a month away... we reveal recipes for v- day
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