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((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > plus.. the taxicab authority is stepping on the breaks... how it responded to the state audit.. saying it's overcharging tourists by millions. ((brian loftus)) > and... it seems like we keep losing one rock legend after another this month.. the jefferson starship member that passed away./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and i'm patranya bhoolsuwan, in for kirsten joyce. the ringleader of the standoff at the federal wildlife refuge in oregon.. is due in court this morning. ((brian loftus)) ammon bundy, along with 7 others are scheduled to face a judge. this comes as fbi video of tuesday's deadly arrest was released.. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and we want to warn you, you might find this video difficult to watch. the video shows law enforcement
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several passengers.... an agent jumps out of the way as the truck avoids driving through a road block.... finicum gets out....hands up....and according to the fbi - he reaches toward a pocket at least twice where had a loaded handgun. troopers then shot and killed him: ((fbi: actions have consequences and the fbi and oregon state police tried to affect these bhoolsuwan)) after his arrest, ammon asked supporters to back down and to let this play out in court. the f-b-i is working to come to a peaceful conclusion to the takeover. since the establishment of checkpoints outside the refuge... nine militia members have left. six of them were released and three were arrested by the f-b-i./// ((brian loftus)) > the taxicab authority made a motion not to accept recommendatio ns from state auditors... regarding the fuel surcharge and credit card fee. the report recommended lowering the 3- dollar charge... and also scrutinized the taxicab authority for the fuel surcharge...
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decline./// ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > crews will be making the next big step in the construction of the new t- mobile arena. at 11 am.. they''ll install the very first of more than 17- thousand seats! there are so many.. this will take over 6 weeks to complete. the t mobile is set to open in april... the las vegas band, the killers will headline the grand opening show, along with mr las vegas himself.. wayne newton./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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milder temps this friday morning. it was a nice thursday afternoon with highs in the mid to low 60s. .................. a ridge of high pressure is helping to build temps more as we finish the week. ......... but it won't last long as a chilly storm is pushing into the west right now with rain and snow and eventually will make it into the desert by sunday. ........... highs today in the upper 60s with calm winds and mostly sunny
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demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on buffalo and lake mead on the west side. accident on fourth and ogden downtown. use las vegas boulevard and stewart as alternates. accident on dean martin and tropicana. should be in the clearing
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< > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > it's more cones for this construction zone... you call it an accident waiting to happen. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) demetria questioned the city and got answers in "what's driving you crazy?" ((brian loftus)) > plus... this candle promises to light up any celebration! 8 on your side's michelle mortensen finds out if it's a deal... or if you should just blow it out.///
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swimmer michael phelps had everyone laughing last night at an a-s-u game.. he was in the infamous student section dubbed the "curtain of distraction" ... and as you can see.. phelps outfit was pretty
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swim cap and gold medals! phelps really got the crowd going.. and had people cheering! and looks like it worked.. because the opposing team missed both foul shots./// sherry how's the weather today?
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mostly clear skies and some milder temps this friday morning. it was a nice thursday afternoon with highs in the mid to low 60s. .................. a ridge of high pressure is helping to build temps more as ......... but it won't last long as a chilly storm is pushing into the
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snow and eventually will make it into the desert by sunday. ........... highs today in the upper 60s with calm winds and mostly sunny skies. rain and snow heading our way this weekend and much colder next week, back to you! ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > need
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> need something extra special for your next birthday party? how about a spinning, musical
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8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen tries it before you buy it to see if it's worth money. ((michelle mortensen)) for 10 bucks this birthday candle better impress, right? well, let's find out. after all ... i've got some parties to plan soon. ((michelle: time really does fly when you are having fun. gosh it seems like just yesterday i was on the morning show all big and pregnant with my first born grier. // but can you believe it ... she's about to turn 4 years old. and that means i've got to plan a party. and thankfully these amazing lotus rainbow musical candles are here to the rescue. so we're going to try it before you buy it. and i have a little party all set up here in our break room ... all i need are some guests to see if this thing really delivers the razzle dazzle . )) ((attention .. cake in the break room .. birthday cake in the break room.
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and they we're excited ((michelle: all right are you ready for the amazing lotus musical candle... (crowd gets loud) )) i told you .. they we're pretty excited. our staff really likes cake. but let's get this party started... and light this candle up... with the provided stick .. per the directions. ((4:16 whoa (horns blow)) the crowd got a little too excited too fast ... because ... it's not supposed to go up in flames like that! it's supposed to open up .. and spin .. and not be a fire hazard. (( 5:19 ... tilt head -- wow ... 5:22 james : wha wha... -- we could roast marshmallow -- i don't know if this is safe for grier. )) we try the second candle. maybe that's why they give you 2. ((ready ... ohhhh! fancy ... now that's a lot better.)) we we're impressed. ((michelle: do we like it?
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but i don't think this one would be safe for grier .. or most kids ... cause that first one was a total dud. but at least the cake's okay. ((thanks guys .. now we can eat cake ... make a wish and blow )) ((michelle mortensen)) we snagged the amazing lotus the amazing lotus candles at fry's for just 10 bucks. they also have a version that doesn't spin .. for a little less. with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// ((brian loftus)) if you know of a product you'd like michelle to try or have a consumer problem... give her a call on the hotline at 703- 650- 1907./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor nhp responding to a crash in the
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ramp to southbound 95. lots of stuff happening in the northwest right now.... you've got the centennial bowl interchange that's underway and the county is working on the 215 buildout between craig and hualapai. < > back to you! ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > high school students graduating with more than just a diploma... ((brian loftus)) the dental program kids can participate in.. that could put them a step above the rest.. coming up in what's cool at school. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook
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> a las vegas runner and world record holder... is getting ready to do what she does best-- pound the pavement. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) here's what helene neville plans to do-- run 135 miles nonstop
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and downtown! ((brian loftus)) she joins us live this morning..
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< on jan. 29, neville will run nonstop laps between the south
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sign and the downtown "welcome to las vegas" sign (fremont & las vegas blvd.), beginning at 7 a.m. and culminating 38-45 hours later on jan. 30-31. this will be her first ever attempt to run more than 100 miles at a time, and will require super-human strength and endurance to complete. neville only a few months ago completed her record-setting run around the perimeter of the continental united states. this strip run will represent one mile for each day she was on the road running from canada/eastern maine to washington state last summer on the final leg of her record setting transcontinental run. > thanks, helene!/// demetria, what's driving people
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demetria obilor deer springs rd. is a mess. demetria obilor deer springs rd. is a mess. it goes from two lanes to one between durango dr. and campbell rd. it's an accident waiting to happen. what's going on with this street? debbie there's been a lot of construction happening near deer springs, west of durango. there are several undeveloped lots on the south side of this
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one to two lanes because several lots remain undeveloped. developers are responsible for putting in the sidewalks, curbs, gutters and sewers as a condition of their building agreement with the city. while there's been significant development to the north and west, the south side is still untouched. recently, the city of las vegas streets and sanitation team went out to deer springs to secure a manhole and prevent future traffic problems. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to dot com. back to you. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > the world is saying goodbye to another music legend in 2016.. paul kantner passed away at the age of 74. he was an original member of the sixties rock band jefferson airplane... and the eventual leader of successor group jefferson starship. he fell ill in san francisco passed away today. kantner helped write favorites such as "wooden ships" ...
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classic "somebody to love" and "white rabbit"./// ((brian loftus)) > students graduating high school with the tools to excel in the bright career path of dentistry... in today's "what's cool at school." ((brian loftus)) aspiring dentists at southwest career and technical academy are gaining a competitive career edge, inside their classrooms dr. michael georges program leader, dental assisting program "i comprehensively teach them the program, not just assisting." ((brian loftus)) by high school graduation, students could enter the workforce as a dental assistant. for those continuing studies, the future is bright simon guan senior "i think it's more like the eye- opening experience, sure we have to learn dental tools and everything, but it's more the experience and kind of solidifying the idea of going to dental school for me." ((brian loftus)) this program, walks students step-by-step, station to station, through the process of learning dental specialities.... tami navarro senior "where we actually got to go into the lab, and work on each other, and our clasmates....we're developings skills that i can actually use in the office." ((brian loftus)) polishing away plaque, making dental impressions, reading x- rays....even placing fillings tami navarro senior "it takes a
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takes a lot of skill to memorize not only terminology, but how to help patients." alejadra sataray senior brian: "so you even learn for example how to deal with a scared patient?" alejadra: "yeah, you have to kind of calm then down and it's usually the little kids that are scared so you have to calm them down." ((brian loftus)) some students know this is what they want to do, others exploring........ hrag artinian senior "i saw this class more as a way to see if i actually like the dental field.....i was curious." alejadra sataray senior "when i saw the dental field, i wasn't really exposed to it so i wanted to become more aware of it by joining this program." ((brian loftus)) their leader is a teacher and a dentist - a true pro - with a wealth of experience simon guan senior "we actually have someone of experience with years of practice." "the most rewarding part is having the education and the experience of it - in 10 to 15 years in the field of dentistry i liked to know that this experience was offered to me, and i took it." ((brian loftus)) past students have found success dr. michael georges program leader, dental assisting program "our first graduating class was 2012,
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day one of my students in my first class just got accepted into the dental school at unlv, and we're very happy to hear that." ((brian loftus)) one refreshing remark i heard is how students look forward to using their know-how, to help others. they're enjoying this path.... tami navarro senior "getting into medical, into dental, specifically and having this hands on training and actually going into internship it's sort of like, wow, medicine isn' that bad - it's actually really fun!" ((brian loftus)) and that's what's cool at school brian loftus > to vote for this program or if you know something that's cool at school just head to las vegas now dot com.. click on "sections" in the upper left corner .. and cool at school will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email... cool at school at las vegas now dot com. the winner will receive 250 bucks for their program./// ((brian loftus)) > and this is also pretty cool... the school newspapaer, "southwest shadow" did a piece on me coming to their school./// ((michael stevens)) < michael stevens is live
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evens is live talking about the health insurance registration deadline. > ((sherry swensk)) > plus... get ready for a roller coaster ride... of temps going up and down! i've got your changing forecast, coming up. brian loftus > and... the oakland raiders.. could call las vegas home.. today's big meeting.. that could bring an nfl team to the valley./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and thanks for waking up with us.
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((patranya bhoolsuwan)) and i'm patranya bhoolsuwan, in for kirsten joyce. if you haven't signed up for health insurance... you only have a few days left to enroll. ((brian loftus)) the deadline is sunday to sign up for 2016 plans. 8 news now reporter michael stevens joins us live this morning with a closer look at why this deadline is so important. ((michael stevens) brian, patranya... over 76- thousand people here in nevada have already signed up for health coverage on sites like these... but come sunday... 20-16 health plans will come to a close. the enrollment period for health insurance started on november 1st. but... people who enroll now through sunday... will receive coverage starting march 1st. remember... this is a very important deadline. it's because the affordable care act says everyone must have health insurance. and if you don't -- you could pay a fine that comes out of
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this year -- those fines have gone up to 6-hundred and 95 dollars per adult... and about 3-hundred and 47 bucks per child: (( ((janel davis // silver state health insurance exchange: it's ever increasing. for an individual it is $695 per individual or 2.5% of your total household income. and for families it can be over $2,000. )))) if you need help signing up for insurance... nevada health link is hosting their final health fair for uninsured and underinsured -- tomorrow. ((michael stevens)) it's taking place at the clark county government center... from 10 a-m to 6 p-m. ((brian loftus)) > michael... do people need anything in order to enroll? ((michael stevens)) brian, patranya... the people at nevada health link says applicants must provide various documents... including proof of income... a valid i-d and proof of u-s citizenship. back to you./// ((brian loftus)) > from oakland raiders... to las vegas raiders?
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owner of the raiders this morning.. to check out a possible stadium location. unlv recently spent 50 million dollars acquiring 42 acres of land where the sands would build a 1- billion dollar special events structure near the strip. unlv president len jessup says unlv would be interested in a private-public partnership./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk some high clouds out there right now and beautiful light with color in the sky thanks to some milder temps this friday morning. it was a nice thursday afternoon with highs in the mid to low 60s. .................. a ridge of high pressure is helping to build temps more as we finish the week. ......... but it won't last long as a chilly storm is pushing into the west right now with rain and snow and eventually will make it
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........... highs today in the upper 60s with calm winds and mostly sunny skies. details of the changing weekend storm coming up./// back to you! ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > mayor john lee says 2016 will be a great year for north las vegas. he gave his state of the city address yesterday. lee highlighted projects set to get underway in 2016... including housing developments and a medical district of sorts around the v-a hospital. also... he touched on the development happening at apex... including facilitles for electric car manufacturer faraday future and
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technologies. the city has also cut their debt from 150 million... two years ago... to 23 million./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on westbound 215 ramp to southbound 95 in the northwest. accident at buffalo and lake mead. accident at fourth and ogden. no delays if you're heading into mccarran this morning. < > back to you! ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) > the republican candidates took the stage one last time before the first caucus... ((brian loftus)) who stole the show... since donald trump refused to attend.////
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if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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half hour.. a local runner will take off from the welcome to las vegas sign... for another world record attempt! ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) helene neville is running 135 miles nonstop between the welcome sign on the strip.. and downtown! ((brian loftus)) she joins us live this morning..
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thanks, helene and good luck!/// luck!/// ((brian loftus)) > the 2016 presidential candidates continue to campaign in iowa...ahead of monday's caucuses. with donald trump not present -- ted cruz became the biggest target....while the other candidates fielded tough questions on immigration and national security. trump boycotted then event over a few with fox news... and instead of the debate, he held a fundraiser for veterans at drake university...
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dollars./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor crash on northbound i-15 at 215 (south beltway). the stephanie street bridge over us 95 is closed down for construction. crews have been working to widen the overpass. work is scheduled to finish up in april. until then, use alternates like galleria and russell to get around. those heading to the airport don't have to worry about any delays on 215. < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > we've got an update to channel 8's negotiations with cox cable.. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) george knapp breaks down the issue over why the two companies can't reach a deal.///
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i was walking home. just picked us up two breakfast croissants for four bucks, when this bear attacked. with one swipe, it devoured one of the croissants. then jack showed up and took care of the beast, so i could escape. and that's what happened to your breakfast croissant.
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it survived. share it with yourself. freshlycracked egg with ham and bacon,or sausage, get two breakfast croissants forfour bucks. ((brian loftus)) > more than 300-thousand households in southern nevada-- which are viewers of this tv station-- will have to make other arrangements after midnight. that's when the klas signal will no longer be transmitted to all cox cable subscribers. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) despite five months of negotiations with cox communication s, no deal has been reached regarding what cox should pay for re- transmitting channel 8's programs... and that includes the super bowl. george knapp has the story. lisa howfield/klas general
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to make a statement like that is untrue and frankly offensive. lisa howfield, general manager of nevada's first and most honored tv station, klas tv, has heard just about enough trash talk from cox cable. she says she would be remiss if she does not advise channel 8 views who subscribe to cox that they will lose the klas signal as of midnight friday. cox customers will no longer see the most watched station in nevada....with its popular daytime dramas...highest rated newscasts...syn dicated shows like jeopardy and wheel of fortune...and the powerful cbs prime time lineup, by far the most popular network...all gone for cox customers. howfield advises viewers to make other arrangements, especially football fans who want to watch super bowl 50 next sunday. lisa howfield: ....they won't be able to watch the super bowl on cox. you will be able to watch the
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century and if all else fails, you can get a high def antenna and watch it over the air. other local providers are already doing brisk business as cox customers are looking for better deals elsewhere. cox had trouble even before the current dispute. the company once had a near monopoly here but the percentage of local homes which subscribe to cox is dropping. it was down to 48% of the market in november and has since plunged to only 41%. the dispute with klas has opened a lot of simmering complaints from dissatisfied customers. howfield: a lot of locals are starting to drop their subscribership to cox for various reasons. i've spoken to a lot of people recently so i've got quite an arsenal of feedback why they are making a switch. the issue is a simple one....what is a fair rate for cox to pay to retransmit klas
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channel 8 is by far the most popular station, sign on to sign off, which means it is the biggest draw on the cox system...more than espn or tnt or any other stations which are paid large sums by cox. cox customers pay 8 dollars per month for espn, whether they watch it or not. howfield says cox made a terrible business decision to pay that much. local broadcasters like channel 8 provide 35% of the viewership for cable systems, but get only 12% of the revenue. cox earns many times more from channels 8's original content than does channel 8. a public relations statement sent to cox customers is blatantly false and misleading, howfield says. the claim that klas is demanding three times what it gets from the current agreement--flat ly untrue, she says. callers to cox have been told their cable bills will jump 20 or 30 dollars if klas wins,
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ridiculous. howfield is prohibited by law from making public what the retransmission rates would be but says the typical fair amount negotiated by stations all across the country is around 1 dollar per subscriber. cox is paying many times that amount for espn, but only a fraction as much for klas. most telling of all is one fact that cox can't spin---the proposed re- transmission rate has already been deemed fair and reasonable by every other provider system here...all except cox. lisa howfield: every other carrier in this market has recognized the value of a local broadcast and agreed to the terms which are very tv, dish, century, they all agree. it's cox who does not. cox has shown it understands the value of klas programming. prior to this dispute, the cable company was one of the top advertisers on klas.
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from channel 8 after it walked out of the negotiations, including 100,000 dollars to be spent on super bowl sunday, a program that now will not be carried on cox at all. george knapp 8 news now. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) in the past decade, the parent company for channel 8, nexstar, has successfully reached agreements with cable providers all across the country... and contrary to what cox has implied, has not forced a cutoff of service during that time. the company issued a detailed response to statements made by cox. you can read it on our website./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk today a little spring preview with temps in the upper 60s by the afternoon. right now we have 40s valleywide. light winds and dry air. ........... patchy high clouds around the mojave desert right now...
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the west coast and cold air to follow. .......... winter storm warnings in the sierra where one to two feet of snow expected over the weekend above 7000 feet. and a wind advisory through the desert along i- 15 starting early tomorrow morning with gusts to 50 mph. ...... with more snow expected for our local mountains and across the west... use our ski report on las vegas now dot com. it has all the western states and links to their resorts. ....................... showers could begin late saturday night into sunday morning with snow in the mountains.... and gusty winds pretty much all weekend in the higher elevations. ....................... gusty winds for the valley tomorrow and breezy with showers into sunday and much colder air arrives sunday night into monday and tuesday. lows back to freezing again. keep the winter coat handy for next week! demetria, how are the roads this morning?
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looks like a school bus is involved in this crash along the northbound i-15 collector near the russell exit. sunday, ndot plans to close the mlk ramp to southbound 95 for construction work. < > we'll be right back with
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you know the basic bargain of america is if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ead and stay ahead. but so many families don't feel like their hard work pays off. that's not the way america is supposed to operate. i want to go to bat for them every single day. get incomes rising... get equal pay for women... cut the cost of health care and child care so people can actually get ahead. hillary clinton, she has what it takes to get things done.
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news now. ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) let's
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((kirsten joyce)) of course we want to thank all of you who came out to our super recycle event this past weekend ((sherry swensk)) that's right more than 5thousand vehicles passed throught the thomas and mack parking lot dropping off electronics, paper, turning in medication and so much more ((brian loftus)) i just want to know if we can get an explanation as to what this is kirsten ((kirsten joyce)) i was moving the trash doing the dance! ((brian loftus)) people weren't the only ones enjoying all the snow, frolicking and having some fun this panda was in his hey day ((kirsten joyce)) he's in heaven! he doesn't get to enjoy that that often. look at him! ((brian loftus)) why does he do that with the foot? is he eating some snow maybe? ((kirsten joyce)) he's just making sure there's no insects stuck in between his, ya know .. ((brian loftus)) really? you just dropped some serious panda knowledge! ((demetria obilor)) we've all heard of therapy dogs, but this morning folks online are talking about a unique emotional support animal that was spotted on a plane. take a look at yuour screen. yup, that's a turkey you're
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think about the person sitting next to them. who's like 4 hours 24 min flight. i brought a book, a movie to watch, i'm all excited. and they sit down, getting all settled in. and gobble exactly! ((kirsten joyce)) by the end of the flight they're thinking, i wanted a little cranberry sauce, some stuffing, some gravy! ((brian loftus)) kirsten just took it to capriotti's for a bobby! laughs ((sherry swensk)) women have been doing it for years, but men are now catching up when it comes to investing in their looks. ((brian loftus)) sales of male grooming products are soaring, as younger men try to put their best face forward. ((brian loftus)) what would dean martin and frank sinatra say, "c'mon men!" what would they say? ((patranya bhoolsuwan)) well, they had their own kind of grooming.. maybe not as intricate. ((brian loftus)) yea, it was called jack daniels then they hit the sauna! laughs ((brian loftus)) i had the chance to sit down with santana yesterday and got to ask him something i've always wanted to. "i always wanted to ask a music legend this, i never have. you've sold like 100- million somthing records.when you're in your car and you hear a santana song come on.. what do you do? santana- i turn
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((brian loftus)) found out that he watches the 8 news now morning show. i couldn't believe that! i was very flattered that he would hang out with us as he gets his day started. ((sherry swensk)) that is so cool. you know what? that is smooth laughs > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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