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((brian loftus)) > good morning and thanks for joiing us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. it's 5-oclock. the massive east coast blizzard is over but the clean up is just beginning... ((brian loftus)) scott mclean is live in washington d-c with more on the effort to get things back to normal. it will not be business as usual monday -- as east coast cities like baltimore, philadelphia, new york, and the washington, d.c. area continue digging out from
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weekend blizzard. on sunday, baltimore mayor, stephanie rawlings-blake said the clean up will take time (mayor stephanie rawlings-blake, baltimore, maryland) i'm asking for residents to continue to be patient. in philadelphia, the airport resumed service sunday and septa officials said most mass transit will slowly get back online throughout the day (jeffrey d. knueppel, septa general manager) we haven't operated these trains in a couple of days now. we're doing what we can to bring people in early to make sure they operate, but it is going to be a slow start. the new york travel ban was lifted and area subway and rail lines will run today but mayor deblasio encouraged residents to avoid driving (mayor bill de blasio, new york city) leave your car where it is. don't try to shovel it out today. and though they didn't get much snow, some residents along new jersey's shore said they saw damage from the storm worse than from super storm sandy in 2012. (resident) there was more debris than there was from sandy laying all over the streets and here in washington, d.c.
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well as maryland and virginia state governments are closed again today as officials continue clean up efforts. (gov. terry mcauliffe, (d) virginia) this was a major event. there was a tremendous amount of snow. i caution everybody. it's going to take a while to remove all of this snow. in washington, i'm scott mclean reporting. ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks scott. scott. the blizzard has had a huge impact on flights across the country. ((brian loftus)) thousands of flights have been cancelled... including several here in las vegas. over a dozen flights are
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airlines are helping passengers affected by the storm by providing some type of voucher to rebook flights. restrictions. passengers should check in directly with their airline. /// brian loftus > now let's get a look at your forecast. kirsten joyce sherry... how's the weather looking today? sherry swensk < it's cold back east - with temps
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places. the storm swirled off the coast early yesterday and left epic snowtotals behind. for many areas it set new records for daily snow or storm totals. ..................... it's cold here at home with temps dropping into the upper 30s for a few neighborhoods. ............... a few showers over northern california have ended and high clouds passing over our area late yesterday have moved on and we should see a lot of sunshine today. ............. highs will make it into the low 60s with plenty of sunshine. northerly winds will continue along the colorado river today./// > back to you.
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((kirsten joyce)) > this week... we could learn the name of the officer involved friday's police shooting on the strip. on friday... police say this man was walking in and out of traffic...pointin g a gun at people in the area. the suspect was told to stop...but he wouldn't comply with commands...and an officer opened fire. the officer missed the suspect but hit a child in the leg...who's expected to be okay. police arrested the suspect...but do not know his real name. if you're able to identify him...you're asked to call crime stoppers./// kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads
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< demetria obilor >metro responding to an injury crash that happened on the west side at edna and jones. edna issa residential street, just south of sahara. lane restrictions on the strip between harmon and flamingo. the rtc put out a tweet yesterday night saying this will be ongoing from 10pm to 7am through wednesday. a hit and run crash was reported at flamingo/paradi se - not seeing any delays though. < > < > back to you. /// brian loftus > for the first time we're hearing from a local veteran who was invited to sit next to the first lady during the president's final state of the union address. kirsten joyce cynthia dias
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brian loftus 8 news now reporter michael stevens explains why her story has motivated federal politicians. good morning michael? ((michael stevens)) cynthia dias lives here a veteran's village after overcoming homelessness... she called the streets of las vegas home for six months and suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. two weeks ago... dias did something she never dreamed of doing. she sat alongside first lady michelle obama, as the president delivered his last state of the union address. we asked the vietnam war veteran to describe her experience at the white house in one word and she said: "unbelievable." dias was humbled by the invitation: ((cynthia dias - u.s. navy veteran: disbelief. it's like, it's a one in a lifetime experience and why me? why amongst all the veterans in this country would they pick me? i have no idea. )) ((michael stevens)) dias says
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first lady much. but she kept busy during her stay in washington d-c. she, along with veteran's village founder arnold stalk, arranged meetings with politicians to gain their support in the fight to end veteran homelessness: ((arnold stalk - founder, veteran's village: ms. dias was an excellent advocate for veterans, by the way. she was all queued up and we went in there and talked about the need for hud vash vouchers so that our veterans could have rental assistance. ((michael stevens)) coming up in 30 minutes, we'll let you know what the future holds for veteran's village. as the organization looks to expand. back to you. ((brian loftus)) > michael, homelessness among veterans continues to be an issue in the valley. what's the current situation at the shelter? ((michael stevens)) we're told, there aren't any vacant rooms right now. more often than not, this
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((brian loftus)) > a blow to the economy... ((kirsten joyce)) the huge impact the east coast blizzard had on businesses this weekend. ((brian loftus)) plus... ongoing negotiations between cox and channel 8. how it could affect where you can watch the big game on superbowl sunday.// ((kirsten joyce)) the county hasn't turned this signal on and it's driving you crazy...when things will finally
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((kirsten joyce)) > we want do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male...? this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman
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...as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
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((kirsten joyce)) > we want to thank all of our viewers for coming out to our super recycle event from this past weekend!
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thousand drivers stopped by... dropping off electronics, paper, and so much more. ((viewers: every year, it cleans out my closet and is environmentally friendly. we're just trying to clean up and save the planet at the same time. volunteer: seeing everyone come out today .. i feel great to know that my community is willing and able to donate, come out on a saturday morning. come out and drive, sit in a long line and donate stuff that is really going to help a lot of different organizations... )) ((brian loftus)) they got rid of all sorts of junk...from plastics, to expired medication, even old electronics. adlib chat
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dont forget when we have clear
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morning to check for the alignment of planets in the southern sky. ............. a few showers over northern california have ended and high clouds passing over our area late yesterday have moved on and we shouldsee a lot of sunshine today. ............. highs will make it into the low 60s with plenty of sunshine. northerly winds will continue along the colorado river today./// > let's get a check of traffic with demetria./// >
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cones out are out along us 95 and galleria due to construction with the stephanie street bridge. racetrack road is under construction. crews will widen racetrack between boulder highway and burkholder and between burkholder and athens. >
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back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > the panthers ((brian loftus)) > the panthers will be playing the broncos in less than two weeks for superbowl 50. but local fans who subscribe to cox cable might have to make other plans if they want to watch the game. ((kirsten joyce)) it will be carried live by cbs and channel 8, but unless something changes in the next few days, the game will be blacked out for cox subscribers, along with everything else that airs on klas. george knapp reports on the contract dispute between klas-tv and cox. here's some real-life daytime drama for you. things are about to get a lot less bold and considerably less beautiful for cox cable
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after january 29th, cox customers will be blocked from watching their favorite programs on channel 8. the price won't be right in the mornings. and in the evenings, say goodbye to alex trebek's jeopardy brain twisters or vanna white's stylish letter- turns on wheel of fortune the most popular prime time programs on the nation's most watched network will vanish when klas is taken off the menu...the big bang nerds...the sleuths of ncis...and tom sellecks iconic 'stash. klas g.m. lisa howfield does not want to be on the air talking about this. lisa howfield/ klas general manager: i'm doing this because i don't want viewers to go to their tv and turn it on next saturday morning or late friday night and find out we're not there. but, she says, it looks like that's where things are headed. it means nevada's most watched local news station, 8 news now, would be gone. this sunday's 60 minutes will be
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subscribers....a nd if no agreement can be reached soon, the biggest television event of the year...super bowl 50..will not be carried by cox, which is the service provider for about half of all viewers in southern nevada. cox customers would have to make other arrangements..s witch to another provider or try your luck with rabbit ears. lisa: if you are a cox customer and don't make arrangements, there's a very good chance you will not be able to see super bowl 50. like other cable systems, cox pays fees to rebroadcast original content. the biggest chunk of your monthly cable bill goes to pay for espn...8 bucks a month per customer....t.n.t gets 1.65 per customer. local providers, including klas and the other network affiliates, get a tiny fraction of that, even though the local stations are the biggest draw for cable systems. howfield says, after 5 months of intense negotiations, cox is unwilling to pay a fraction of
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generates for the cable company. lisa: it's crazy. broadcasters bring about 35% of the audiences to any given cable system around the country and we get around 12% of those retransmission revenues. ... we're asking for a fraction of that.... howfield says cox stormed out of the last negotiation session and is unwilling to budge, even though the other local providers...incl uding satellite companies..alre ady agreed to a deal. cox declined to appear on camera but in a statement the company said it is willing to pay more but thinks that the demands made by nexstar, the parent company for klas, are "unreasonable". howfield is asking that klas viewers contact cox and urge them to settle this lisa: we're really upset at this point. we don't want our viewers to have to go through this but we're really at the point where we need people to rally around us and help us out on this. george knapp 8 news now > ((brian loftus)) on our website, we have posted
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reach out to cox either by phone or social media. you can also read a full statement from klas and comments sent by cox communication s. ((kirsten joyce)) again, the deadline is january 29th. after that cox will no longer carry any channel 8 programming including this newscast./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a new option when travelling on a budget... ((brian loftus)) how much you can expect to pay... at the new hotel brand from hilton. ((kirsten joyce)) soon you won't just throw those k- cups away... when keurig plans to make them
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((brian loftus)) > the blizzard on the east coast had a big impact on business... ((kirsten joyce)) and hilton has a new affordable hotel option. jill wagner joins us live from wall street. good morning jill.
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and dear to our hearts in the morning.. coffee! now we hear k cups could be getting more environmentall y friendly? good morning brian and kirsten! good morning brian and kirsten! kirsten! the markets open today after their first positive week all year. on friday, oil prices rebounded--- and then sent stocks higher. the dow jumped 210 points. the nasdaq climbed 119.// as the snow piled up on the east coast this weekend--- so did the losses for businesses. experts put the price tag at nearly 850 million dollars. restaurants, theaters and other entertainment venues took the biggest hit.
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just shifted their spending -- stocking up on food and shovels... shopping online and renting movies.// hilton is launching a new hotel brand... focused on budget travelers. the new brand is called tru--- rooms range from 75 to 95 dollars a night. tru is meant to compete with economy chains like comfort inn and la quinta.// brian and kirsten? q: and jill -- something near and dear to our hearts in the morning.. coffee! now we hear k cups could be getting more environmentall y friendly? a: keurig wants to make its single serve k- cups recyclable by 2020. right now, the cups are made of mixed plastic and other materials, which makes it difficult to recycle. the company says its trying to see if using a more environmentall y friendly material will affect the taste.//
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> now let's turn it over to demetria for what's driving you crazy? /// demetria obilor kay says, "a traffic light has finally been erected and installed at the tenaya way and warm springs intersection, but it has not yet been activated! what are they waiting for? drivers going east/west don't know if they should stop, keep going or what!"
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started an $819,000 project, which included the construction which included the construction of the warm springs/tenaya signal. the poles are up, but the county doesn't plan to flip the switch until mid- february. this project also entails flood control and drainage, sidewalk and gutter improvements on warm springs, west of tenaya. what's driving you crazy? remember, you can write me at. traffic 8 at las vegas now dot com. back to you. /// ((brian loftus)) > the search is on...for three dangerous is on...for three dangerous inmates. ((kirsten joyce)) how the three men were able to escape from a maximum security california prison. ///
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since 1961, pearle vision has provided the neighborhood with expert eye care. that was dr. stanley pearle's vision and we still proudly carry on his legacy. today, doctors like lisa hamilton perform eye exams that can help detect diabetes. because we care for you... and your eyes. this is genuine eye care, in your neighborhood.
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ng a threat to our community. why experts say you might not even realize some facilities are hazardous... and how agencies are working to prevent any potential problems. ((michael stevens)) > michael stevens is live with more about the veteran, invited to attend the state of the union speech in washington. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... eight museum workers are facing charges... for a botched beard repair! why authorities say their hasty attempt at fixing king tut's mask...could land them in jail. /// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) > and i'm brian loftus. today...
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commission is expected to make a big announcement. the p-u-c is expected to decide whether to consider a proposal to "grandfather" rates for solar users who bought their systems in years past. the puc recently increased rates for customers who use net metering... net metering sells excess energy the customers generate back to the utility. many current customers are upset over the decision./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a new report highlights the possible threat of a chemical disaster in the valley... a report released by the center for effective government looks specificially at poor people and minorities. it gives our state a c- grade...when it comes to the dangers they face living near dangerous facilities. but the threat exists for more than just poor communities... the center for effective government says there are 15 facilities in the valley that use chemicals...and can pose a threat to our community: ((amanda starbuck/center for effective government02:26 "what we have espeically around las vegas is food storage facilites so these are what you might drive by and not think they are a danger to your community." 02:34 )) ((kirsten joyce) she says they use deadly gas to
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which can spread several miles if it leaks and cause major damage. clark county fire department hazmat coordinator says he's making sure people in the valley are prepared for the worst... he works with facilites and first responders to train for the unexpected to keep nearby communites safe ./// kirsten joyce > now let's get a look at your forecast. brian loftus sherry... how's the weather looking today? < sherry swensk it's cold this morning with temps dropping into the upper 30s for a few neighborhoods. winds are still slightly bumpy at times. ............... a few showers over northern california have ended and high clouds passing over our area late yesterday have moved on and we should see a lot of sunshine today. .............
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60s with plenty of sunshine. northerly winds will continue along the colorado river today./// > < let's get a check of traffic with demetria./// > demetria obilor < jones is closed in both
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you can use rainbow, if you're heading down to the beltway or trying to get to us 95, otherwise... > back to you. /// brian loftus > it was a once in a lifetime experience for a local veteran.. she was invited to sit alongside the first lady.. during the president's final state of the union address. kirsten joyce but as michael stevens explains, the battle isn't over for this war hero.. as she continued to fight for fellow soldiers during her trip to washington, d-c. ((michael stevens)) cynthia dias fought during the vietnam war but she faced an even bigger
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struggling with ptsd and homelessness. now she's doing better and living here at veteran's village. but she continues to fight for her fellow veterans who do not have a place to call home. dias says she was humbled and honored by the invitation to sit next to michelle obama during the state of the union address. dias was determined to make the most out of her stay in the country's capital. she and veteran's village founder, arnold stalk, met with politicians to gain their support for the organization's future venture. more often than not, the veteran's village campus is at capacity. for this reason, the shelter is looking to expand. stalk has an eye on a property in downtown las vegas, near fremont street and eastern. it's a five building apartment complex with 204 units. he is turning to the community for help: ((arnold stalk - founder, veteran's village: a lot of what we do is the volunteerism. so we're looking for
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the units, furnish them, put new furniture and appliances in them 41 and create a new, newly rehab department. )) ((cynthia dias - u.s. navy veteran: it wasn't a great experience because i was homeless but it opened my eyes to homelessness and what it does, especially to the veteran who has done so much for this country by putting their lives on the line. )) ((michael stevens)) the project comes with a price tag of seven and a half million dollars. the hope is to cover some of the cost through federal grants. we're told the downtown property is currently in escrow. the new veteran's village location is expected to be open as soon as may. but there is still a lot of work to be done. kirsten and brian. ((kirsten joyce)) michael, have any city leaders step forward to help out with this new project? ((michael stevens)) stalk says he has been in talks with city of las vegas mayor carolyn
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((brian loftus)) > school choice week is kicking off here in nevada and across the country. the week is meant to raise awareness of different options for education...incl uding homeschooling, private, and public schools. there are 139 events planned statewide for the week. education officials say not only can parents learn about their kids' choices...but also they can speak up about importance of protecting those educational opportunities./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a special visit from a sports star! ((brian loftus)) why a bunch of kids went up against shaq...in their neighborhood basketball game. ((kirsten joyce)) plus... teachers protesting for another day in detroit... the legal move...that could get them back in the classroom.///
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for super bowl 50! the panthers will be taking on the broncos in less than two weeks from today. the n-f-c and the a-f-c championship games took place yesterday... the panthers beat the carinals 49-15... and the broncos edged the patriots 20 to 18. you can catch the super bowl right here on channel 8 on february 7th./// ((brian loftus)) > and 8 new now is giving away 25- hundred dollars...during our special newscast right after the super bowl game. to enter.. just head to our website... las vegas now dot com and click the banner at the top./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and a kids' basketball game in florida had some special help...from a big time star. shaquille oneal visited the game... after a neighbor called the cops because they were playing loudly in the street. the officer who responded to the call decided to play with them instead of scolding them. well, shaq saw the story when it went viral... he went back out with the
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with another game of basketball./// adlib weather chat sherry swensk < a chilly night in southern nevada.
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comes up... and we should have a lot of sunshine for our monday. ................ some breezes today but mostly along the colorado river valley. ............ look for a nice warm up by the end of the week and a great weekend coming with temps we haven't seen in a few months. .............. epic snow totals back east with that winter storm. .......... sunshine and near 60 for us today.
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back to you./// > ((brian loftus)) > the michigan discussing an investigation today... on the flint water crisis. a press conference is being held this morning.
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contaminated with lead. the city switched from detroit's water supply to save money. residents in flint have been urged to use bottled water and put filters on faucets./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the teacher protest in detroit michigan could be coming to an end... a judge will hold a hearing today which could force the teachers to stop their sick-out. the sick-out has forced detroit district schools to be closed for the past two weeks. the teachers are upset over pay, class sizes, and building conditions... they also plan to protest before today's hearing./// ((demetria obilor)) trending this morning... eight museum employees in egypt are facing charges... after king tut's famous mask was broken. they're being charged with negligence after a botched reattachment of the beard.... it broke off back in 2014... the museum workers reattached the beard with a strong adhesive... prosecutors say they didn't follow protocol during restoration.
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kirsten joyce > now let's turn it over to demetia. brian loftus how are the roads looking this morning. < demetria obilor > delays in mountain's edge due to new home construction and
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buffalo runs extremely slow because of lane restrictions and this signal. when more lanes open up, the county will fix the light. delays in the spaghetti bowl along southbound i-15 and us 95. < > < > back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > you might want to check your refrigerator this morning. ((kirsten joyce)) the health risk tied to certain types of packaged salad.///
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inmates who escaped a southern california jail. the three men were discovered missing on friday... from the maximum security jail in santa ana. authorities say the men used tools to cut through a metal screen and steel bars... then, they were able to get to the roof and rapelled down using homemade rope. one of the men is an accused killer... authorities are offering 50- thousand dollars for information leading to their arrests./// brian loftus > now let's send things over to sherry swensk kirsten joyce sherry what's the forecast look like today?/// sherry swensk < s till a while before that sun comes up... and we'll have mostly sunny skies. temps near 60 today. > <
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back to you./// > ((kirsten joyce)) >. the c-d-c is investigating a listeria outbreak linked to dole salad packages. ((kirsten joyce)) >. the c-d-c is investigating a listeria
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one person died and 12 people were hospitalized after getting sick with listeria. the salad was sold under various brand names... including dole, fresh selections, and simple truth. the manufacturing code begins with the letter "a." /// brian loftus > let's get a check of your commute. kirsten joyce demetria... how are things looking? demetria obilor < jones is closed in both directions at edna after a man in a wheelchair was hit while trying to cross the road. metro expects the closures to last for another hour. if the pedestrian's injuries become critical or life threatening, the closures could last longer. use rainbow as an alternate. you're dealing with cones on the strip between about flamingo and harmon. >
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< > back to you./// ((kirsten joyce)) > energy drinks can be dangerous for adults... but even more so for kids... ((brian loftus)) coming up at 6:00... the extreme side effect they can experience. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... the east coast is digging out of piles of snow.. the animal that seemed to be the most excited about this weekend's blizzard.///
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horrible! we've been sitting in a truck for 13-and- a-half hours and still counting )) kirsten joyce > a deadly snow storm...
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