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morning so we are going to see a slower morning commute again. the snow will stay very light and relatively fast moving through the morning, so the metro should be done snowing by 7 or 8am. accumulations from the morning snow should be between a tenth or two to an inch of snow across much of central iowa. we are going to stay cloudy and cold today with our fresh powder as highs only climb into the mid 20s. tonight we will fall into the coldest air of the season so far with lows in the low teens and single digits across the state. thursday should be a dry but very cold day with highs only in the low 20s. the weekend is starting to look a bit nicer with highs climbing back into the lower 30s and we should see the sun again! next week we'll start warmer in the 30s with a few small snow chances through the week. elias: also coming up on local five news midday.... the new year brings good news for the poultry industry! we'll tell you about it. elias: and a mystery in menlo -- hear what lead deputies to find an illegaly butchered cow on the side of a road there. elias: plus -- trump opens up attacks on hillary clinton -- again. and this time -- he's bringing bill into it. "local 5 news midday in
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elias: good morning and thanks for joining us for local 5 news midday...i'm elias johnson. elias: family and friends mourn the loss of a college student from des moines. this after the charter bus she was riding in monday crashed just fifteen minutes away from its chicago destination. now they plan to keep university of iowa senior nicole underwoods memory alive by giving back to someone else... she was studying to become a social worker and planned to attend grad school. they're hoping to raise money to create a 10 thousand dollar scholarship for a university of iowa human services student in her honor. they believe the scholarship would keep her love for life alive in someone else. " if she could help someone meet their dreams and share that passion, that would be what she would defintely want to happen. elias: the bus crash is still under investigation... four other
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elias: meanwhile -- warrants are issued for two people connected to a missing newton girl. elias: investigators have been asking for help to locate 12-year- old charlene brown, she's believed to be traveling with her mother, misty shaver, and her mother's boyfriend -- kevin carlton. now they do say that charlene is traveling of her own free will and do not believe her mom misty to be dangerous. however, what's called a " material witness warrant" has been issued for her mother, and an arrest warrant for child stealing issued for the boyfriend. they may be traveling together, trying to get to spring, texas. anyone with information should contact the newton police department. elias:: the new year brings good news in the recovery from iowa's avian flu outbreak. a statewide ban on exhibitions using live chickens and turkeys will be lifted. under the ban all live bird exhitions at county fairs, auctions, and other
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prohibited in the effort to stop the spread of the avian flu. the iowa department of agriculture will end the ban on january first. the outbreak ended up affecting more than 31 million birds in 18 counties. the ban affected county fairs and the iowa state fair. no new cases of the avian flu have been reported since the avian flu have been reported since june, and officials say iowa is now considered free of the illness. elias: new details now about an illegal butchering of a cow in guthrie county over the weekend. elias: the sheriff says he believes several people were involved in the killing and butchering of a cow just north of menlo. the remains of the animal were found on christmas day...and the images are graphic... we've blurred out a lot of this. authorities found two sets of tire tracks -- one from a car, the other from a pick up truck. they say the attempted robbery they were investigating and
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and want the public's help. " well it wasnt pretty, but i guess im used to unfortunate things like that... i just dont know why would have to go shoot one. if they were hungry"" elias: the u-s-d-a is aware of the situation, in case the meat were attempted to be illegally sold. anyone with information should call guthrie county sheriffs office. elias: switching gears to sports now and a major upset on the hardwoods last night. the iowa hawkeyes men's basketball team defeated number one ranked basketball team defeated number one ranked michigan state in iowa city. this is the first time since 1999 that the hawks knocked off a #1 ranked opponent. at no point did the hawkeyes trail behind michigan state in their big ten opener, taking the win 83 to 70. elias: meanwhile -- four members of
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visited patients in the pediatric unit at mercy medical center tuesday. and they didn't come empty handed....they also brought toys and stuffed animals to the children staying there. they even took the time to take some pictures with the kids. when they got a chance to talk with us -- they shared their thoughts on what it means to get involved with the community. " with what's been happening on the ice it's kind of been a frustrating year like you said but this stuff here kind of takes your mind off thatt for a bit and makes you realize that there is more to life than hockey and more to life to just playing the game so we're going to have fun with it and see where it takes us " elias: the teddy bears are from the toss a bear night at the wild game. teddy bears were donated that night. elias: sam schrier joins us again with a look at
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light snow is back in iowa through the morning so we are going to see a slower morning commute again. the snow will stay very light and relatively fast moving through the morning, so the metro should be done snowing by 7 or 8am. accumulations from the morning snow should be between a tenth or two to an inch of snow across much of central iowa. we are going to stay cloudy and cold today with our fresh powder as highs only climb into the mid 20s. tonight we coldest air of the season so far with lows in the low teens and single digits across the state. thursday should be a dry but very cold day with highs only in the starting to look a bit climbing back into the should see the sun start warmer in the 30s with a few small snow chances through the week.
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moving now to your local election headquarters -- and the 2016 race for the white house. elias/1shot donald trump ramping up his attacks on hillary and bill clinton -- as the candidates battle for new hampshire. abc's cecilia vega is here with the very latest from the campaign trail. " overnight.. donald trump opening up the doors to his private plane.. trump force one? 18:33:09 hello everybody. try not to crash the woodwork if possible./ or watch the ceiling and opening up the attacks on hillary clinton? (trump on plane: she's got a major problem, happens to be right in her house. the gop frontrunner has the gloves off when it comes to her husband too? trump on plane: we're going to go right after the president, the ex- president, and we'll see how it all comes out. and i feel very confident that it will come out very well for us and now trump is
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first candidate to drop the m word in the 2016 race for the white house sot trump on today show tues "but there were certainly a lot of abuse of women, and you look at whether it's monica lewinsky or paula jones or many of them" on the campaign trail in new hampshire? hillary clinton? not even uttering her rival's name? sot see i happen to think america is great, and refusing to answer any questions about him how quickly things change in an election year? the trumps and clintons go way back? from the golf course.. to that wedding? but the brash billionaire now says that invitation was a business move.. trump on plane as a world class businessman and as frankly a businessman, you have to get along with everybody (gfx) and even though he wrote in a 2008 blog post that hillary clinton would make a "great president or vice president" before a crowd of thousands in iowa overnight? trump sang a different tune (nats) 20:21:33 believe me women, if it's got to be a woman, which i am all in favor of some day, it shouldn't be hillary. [applause]" elias/lam:
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candidate drops out of the republican presidential nomination race. george pataki has decided to end his presidential campaign. the former new york governor failed to gain traction in the polls, averaging one percent, which also kept him off the primetime debate stage. that leaves a dozen major candidates still vying for the party's nomination. elias: coming up on local 5 news midday... we got some more of the white stuff again this morning -- when will the snow stop? sam's in with your full forecast in a little bit. elias: and... the most widely used new years resolution -- weight loss. we have some inspiration before you tackle your goals. elias: but next.... christmas gift giving is over -- but it's not too late to catch those hot prices! hear why now is the time to snag a new phone.
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elias johnson and we are iowas most accurate forecast. this is local 5 midday. we are iowa" elias: on your money now elias: if you think now is the right time to take a break from your job search, think again. some experts say the holiday season is a great time to find that new career. there's a chance hiring managers may be in better moods and that could mean a better chance of getting your foot in the door. also, don't assume companies are stopping their searches because of the holiday season. many human resource managers say they're still working hard in december to fill open positions. and finally, forbes says people tend to quit after getting their year-end bonuses -- leaving
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scrambling. positions might pop up quickly, so keep your eyes open. elias: and if you got new cookware for christmas...you should check it-- macy's is recalling more than 120- thousand martha stewart frying pans. according to the consumer product safety commission... rivet covers on those eight and ten inch pans can pop off and fly across your kitchen. at least three people have received minor injuries that way. you can return them to macy's for credit. elias: ever wonder how much it costs for the chance to spend new year's eve in times square in a warm restaurant? the event has become a big draw for revelers from around the world. for those looking to get a prime spot to watch the ball drop, tickets for the eateries along times square range from 200 to 800 dollars. of course, the plus side is not being out in the cold and getting to enjoy buffet meals with champagne toasts at midnight. elias: and finally -- it's that time of year when cell phone
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with great deals to switch services -- and price wars are breaking out. you could be a big winner -- abc's gio benitez is here to tell you how " nats music iphones, androids and tablets ? some of the hottest-selling gifts this year. nats music lucky for you, tis the season for the battle of cell phone plans -- malarie gokey it's that time of year where everyone is trying to get a brand new phone plan and everyone is trying to get a brand new phone because it's christmas time you know it's the new year. people want to start off fresh. grfx with many americans spending over $100/month on cell service alone, deals that can help lower that bill are more enticing than ever. nats verizon commercial stuck on an average network? join verizon and we'll cover your cost to switch. gfx: verizon just announcing this hot new deal -- $650 and 2 free gigabytes of data a month for life for switching over.
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from another major provider. t-mobile commercial why wait? break free from your contract when you want and switch to t-mobile. gfx: and t-mobile will cover all of your switching costs, including early termination fees and the balance of your smartphone payments. at&t will give you up to 300 dollars for switching, 100 hundred bucks in bill credits plus up to 200 dollars for a trade-in. but, yes, there are some caveats. gio: so you really want to read that fine print. malarie gokey you do because they are offering kind of the same deal but some of them might have extra bonuses on top. so how do you know what plan is best for you? gio: there are websites that let you put these carriers up against each other to see which one work best for you. malarie gokey exactly and you can go through everything. the cost of your phone. the cost of your data. the cost of your text and the cost of your calls. saving money on your phone plans - always a great way to ring in the new year."
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i'll have your full forecast -- next. "now, we are iowa's
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most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam light snow is back in iowa through the morning so we are going to see a slower morning commute again. the snow will stay very light and relatively fast moving through the morning, so the metro should be done snowing by 7 or 8am. accumulations from the morning snow should be between a tenth or two to an inch of snow across much of central iowa. we are going to stay cloudy and cold today with our fresh powder as highs only climb into the mid 20s. tonight we will fall into the coldest air of the season so far with lows in the low teens and single digits across the state.
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with highs only in the low 20s. the weekend is starting to look a bit cer with highs climbing back into the lower 30s and we should see the sun again! next week we'll start warmer in the 30s with a few small snow chances through the week. sam: elias:
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elias: no doubt many iowans spent parts of monday and tuesday, clearing away snow and ice... but that also
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injury... than a dozen injuries have been reported by mercy medical center. most at the central campus. so far, the injuries have been from car crashes, and slips and falls. but there is another concern to watch out for this time of year. " snow lbowers are def risk for hand snowblowers with sort to clear jams people hopefully arent as tempted to clear those out" all: (reax) elias: still to come on local five news
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if your new year's resolution is going to be to drop a few pounds... we have some great inspiration for you, next.
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welcome back. taking a look at your health news now -- and a great way to jump start your 20-16. elias/lam so many resolving to get fit for the new year -- and we've got some inspiration for you. two women who together lost 237 pounds! they're featured in people magazine's new "half their size" issue. take a look. " 13:58:31 my name is sarah beasley, and i'm 27 years old. 13:58:50 i was always heavy growing up. 13;59;27 14;06;19;21 i always had a smile on my face and everyone around me thought that i was happy but i was struggling so much deep down inside.
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kids, sarah ballooned to 260 pounds. 14;03;38;47 one day i took my kids out to play just after 5 minutes i had to sit down because i was so tired. that was my breaking point, i wanted to change to be a better mom and a better wife. (transition) 14;25;24;24 my name is angela montenez and i am 35 years old 14;25;44;25 my journey began when i was 10 years old. i was diagnosed with an autoimmune liver disorder 14;25;58;50 she was put on a medication that made her gain weight - and then her mom died when angela was 18. 14;26;52;32 i just kept eating and eating -- very depressed 14;28;34;35 i loved ice cream. i could eat pints and pints of ice cream. 14;25;36;12 at my heaviest i was 245 pounds 14;29;09;35 i'd walk half a block and break out in an asthma attack. i was so
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two women - motivated by family... to turn their lives around" elias/lam need more in pep in your step for that work out? grab a cup of joe before-hand. researchers at the university of georgia say they have found that drinking coffee can enhance your endurance. the group took a closer look at previous studies on caffeine, coffee and sports. they found significant improvements in endurance five of nine studies. three of six that coffee perceived exertion. researchers say that based on these studies... there is moderate evidence that drinking coffee can help... specifically in cycling and running. elias: coming up on local 5 news midday... it's being called "trial by media." we'll tell you about the controversial new netflix series.
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local 5 news midday in : elias: welcome back -- what's trending now to a hot topic taking over tv -- the internet elias/1shot we're talking about true crime series. the latest binge watching sensation is netflix's "making a murderer" -- and the docu- drama has a lot of people buzzing. abc's david wright is here with all the details " nats over 10 episodes you can binge watch? nats ?netflix "making a murderer" unravels the case of steven avery, a wisconsin man who served 18 years behind bars for a sexual assault he didn't commit. only to be rearrested for murder! the series sows serious doubt about the murder case. sot dan abrams - 17:58:29 it rolls out almost like a soap opera gets
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in the story and clearly incredibly passionate about it so much so, local authorities say they have received hundreds of messages from people who support avery. bombarding them with voice mails? hostile tweets? even scathing reviews on yelp! gfx 1 the former prosecutor - practically accused of framing avery for point-by-point rebuttal case? calling the series "irresponsible,"? gfx 2 adding: "netflix should either provide an opportunity for rebuttal, or alert the viewers that this series was produced by and for the defense of steven avery" sot nats (dragnet theme - da da dum dum) true crime stories have been popular for years? starting with "dragnet." but this new wave of true crime is different, with storytellers taking
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(jinx theme) hbo's "jinx" resulted in new murder charges being brought against millionaire robert durst. nats (serial theme) and the hugely popular serial podcast has led to efforts to reopen the murder conviction of adnan syed. for better or worse, these series are trial by media. sot abrams 18:07:08 social media is a double edged sword. on the one hand it can be very powerful in forcing government officials to act. on the other hand it can lead to overreactions, depending on the situation elias/lam following what's trending -- you've likely seen the post on facebook....mark zuckerberg giving away millions in facebook stock to ordinary people.... and all you have to do is share a post for a chance to be the lucky person... unfortunately, its not what it
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yes, the facebook away 99-percent shares...but to charity. posts like this can be dangerous, for those that fall for it, they may be seen as targets for other social media hoaxes, with more serious consequences.. so be careful what you post! elias: and check this out -- a hoverboard- riding priest... yes, that's right... has been shaking things up in the philippines. during a christmas eve service he used the toy to glide in and out of rows of churchgoers... this video of him has gone viral. but not everyone was impressed. church leaders saying he has been reprimanded... and will be out of the parish for a while. facebook users are coming to his defense, saying they don't believe he meant any disrespect. elias: coming up on local 5 news midday... cities on edge. why two american cities
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protesters. elias: also next-- headed to sunny california. and not just to escape the cold. hawk fans pack the airports, we'll show you,
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" you're watching local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" elias: good morning and thanks for joining us for local 5 news midday...i'm elias johnson. elias: now to two cities on edge -- demonstrators protesting in chicago and cleveland overnight -- over police shootings of unarmed african americans. in cleveland -- activists calling on cavaliers star lebron james for support -- and he responded overnight. abc's tj holmes is in ohio with the latest for your national headlines. [nats] - no justice - no peace! from the streets of downtown cleveland ... [nats] across the state of ohio to cincinatti
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got to go! ...to the front door of chicago mayor rahm emanuel. demonstrators express frustration over the killing of unarmed african americans by police. a small but determined group, braved blustery cold overnight in cleveland, upset after a grand jury refused to indict two officers in the killing of 12 year old tamir rice. [nats] (gfx) some activists are now turning to lebron james for help, pushing the hashtag "no justice, no lebron" ...calling on the cleveland native to sit out games in protest (end gfx) trk = 21 seconds lebron, still played last night in denver...but speaking out after the game saying (gfx) "...what we want more than anything, is prayer and the best for the family. for anyone. but for me to comment on this situation, i don't have enough knowledge about it." adding this issue is "...bigger than lebron. it's bigger than me." (source: ap) (end gfx) meanwhile, in chicago,
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demanding mayor emanuel step down... [sot protestor] - we had to bring our message to rahm emanuel's doorstep because i guess he didn't hear us! chicago on edge after two recent high profile police-involved shootings. nats over the weekend: 19- year-old quintonio legrier and his neighbor bettie jones-- were killed by police responding to a domestic disturbance call. legrier's father breaking down on cnn... sot legrier's father - someone get someone to help my son. elias/lam and tensions are still high this morning after the officer charged in the laquan mcdonald shooting pleaded not guilty tuesday. police dashcam video captured the 17 year old being shot 16 times. elias: following your national headlines -- ethan couch -- the "affluenza" teenager who fled the u-s with his mother -- is headed home.. the pair disappeared after a video was posted online
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violating the terms of his probation -- a sentence he received after the drunk driving crash that killed four people. the case ... now infamous, after his lawyers said he suffered from "affluenza" -- essentially being a rich kid with no limits. an attorney for the victim's families said they believe both deserve punishment. " "(todd clement/lawyer representing families of couch's victims) "i think it's particularly satisfying to the families that indeed, it appears that his mother tonya may have committed a crime and may finally be held accountable as well." elias: tonya couch faces charges of hindering apprehension, which carries a sentence of two to ten years in jail. as for her son, authorities don't know yet how they will proceed against him. elias/lam meanwhile -- thousands of police and u.s. military service officers lined the streets of manhattan today. it's for the funeral of iowa native joseph lemm -- a u.s. airman and new york city police officer killed in a suicide attack in afghanistan on december 21.
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sergeant in the air national guard's 105th base security squadron and a 15-year member of the nypd. he was laid to rest in west harrison, new york -- where he lived. elias: meanhwile -- along the mississippi river -- flooding continues to get worse. preparations are underway in saint louis for what could be the worst flooding since 19-93. many communities in the area spent tuesday filling tens of thousands of sandbags. however, in some areas the rising waters have all but covered up whole towns. elias: meteorologist sam schrier joins us again with a look at your forecast. sam light snow is back in iowa through the morning so we are going to see a slower morning commute again. the snow will stay very light and relatively fast moving through the morning, so the metro should be done snowing by 7 or 8am. accumulations from the morning snow should be between a tenth or two to an inch of snow across much of central iowa. we are going to stay cloudy
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our fresh powder as highs only climb into the mid 20s. tonight we will fall into the coldest air of the season so far with lows in the low teens and single digits across the state. thursday should be a dry but very cold day with highs only in the low 20s. the weekend is starting to look a bit nicer with highs climbing back into the lower 30s and we should see the sun again! next week we'll start warmer in the 30s with a few small snow chances through the week. elias: new this morning... hawkeye fans packed the eastern iowa airport tuesday with their luggage in hand as they head to sunny california.. those heading to
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bowl, added around three thousand more passengers to the normal traffic goinf through the airport... dave franzman shows us that the airport was ready for the big departure. " [take pkg]pkg cedar rapids (00:00 - 00:00 it's the kind of airport lines fliers might expect to see snaking through terminals at the big airports like chicago's o'hare. but these fliers were mostly black and gold and happy. sot/ nat down the line cheer and did we mention noisy sot/nat fight song [take sot]sot jo bell rose bowl charter passenger [take sot]sot joann dalton rose bowl charter passenger (00:00 - 00:00
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administrators say when you add up all the charter and regular passengers this may wind up as the airport's single busiest day for flying ever. and organizers took steps to make the waiting more tolerable. local craft breweries offered free samples to those waiting to board. a therapy dog mingled with the crowd spreading some good cheer. and charter passengers dropped off baggage on an improvised football field. but most importantly, a mixture of volunteers and extra staff kept the lines moving. [take sot]sot marty lenss eastern iowa airport director 3:00 many charter passengers say they wondered about the weather after cancellations and delays monday. but aside from a few short delays, everything ran on time. trt oc... stnd elias: the vast majority of rose bowl charter flights took off tuesday, with on public charter heading out today. there are only two days left until the hawkeyes take on the stanford cardinals at four pm on new years day. we'll see how the team spent tuesday coming up in just a bit. until the hawkeyes take on the stanford cardinals at four pm on new years day. we'll see how the team spent tuesday coming up in just a bit. elias: but first... (weather) sam has the details in central iowa's most accurate
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"now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by
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experts" sam light snow is back in iowa through the morning so we are going to see a slower morning commute again. the snow will stay very light and relatively fast moving through the morning, so the metro should be done snowing by 7 or 8am. accumulations from the morning snow should be between a tenth or two to an inch of snow across much of central iowa. we are going to stay cloudy and cold today with our fresh powder as highs only climb into the mid 20s. tonight we will fall into the coldest air of the season so far with lows in the low teens and single digits across the state. thursday should be a dry but very cold day with highs only in the low 20s. the weekend is starting to look a bit nicer with highs climbing back into the lower 30s and we should see the sun again! next week we'll start warmer in the 30s with a few small snow chances
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" you're watching local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" elias: hawkeye fans have been heading west, getting ready for friday's big game between iowa and stanford. and local five is in pasadena as well. elias: local five sports director jon schaeffer finally got a flight west tuesday, after monday's delay due to weather. now that he is in sunny california, he finds himself in the middle of rose bowl fever. jon caught up with the hawkeyes, and found out how they are feeling ahead of the big game. jon schaeffer/ los angeles, ca : good morning guys i'm finally here. now this week is the hawkeyes. day after day killing time, practicing, meeting with media, and enjoying los angeles. as we found out today-- this team knows how to stay focused but also likes to have a little fun while they're at it. week after week day after day since december 5th iowa has been working to new years day for the rose
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fullback :29-:34 ... really chomping at the bit here to get to stanford and play this game." with the end of this football season drawing to a close-- so go the beards that have fully blossomed or in c.j. beathards case been trimmed back-- building up to the grand daddy of them all. c.j. beathard/iowa quarterback :49-:57 henry krieger coble/iowa tight end :58-1:13 and maybe while they're here in los angeles they could run into a celebrity crush? or they may already have a celebrity in the locker room-- darian cooper may be a budding roaster-- at least he took it to jordan canzeri at the comedy club last darian cooper/ iowa defensive lineman 1:32- hopefully the having as much fun friday as they did today... jon schaeffer/ l.a. ferentz has his press
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we'll also visit the u.s.s. iowa in the afternoon-- that battleship is now a museum docked here in los angeles. we'll have all of those stories tonight at 6 and 10 here on local 5 elias: and don't forget, the 102nd rose bowl game gets underway new years day between iowa and stanford. the game kicks off at 4 pm on espn. we'll have more from jon throughout the week as we head into the big game. elias: we're going to take one final break.
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