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learn more. jack/ots: tomorrow's a big day for hawkeye fans -- the rose bowl in california. today -- thousands of fans packed the u-s-s iowa battleship for a pep rally. you can see there was no shortage of black and gold aboard the ship. many fans who trekked across the u-s to be there are soaking up the sun and whoopin' it up. local 5 sports director jon schaeffer was there to catch all the action. he'll join us a little later with more. jack/ots okay -- the hawkeyes first bowl appearance was a win against oregon state back in 1957. it wasn't only a first for players and coaches but also for the bands and the fans traveling to pasedena. for many, it made memories to last a lifetime. jack: with those memories come keepsakes. one hawkeye here in central iowa almost lost hers. local 5's claire powell is here
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claire/bam everyone has a good luck charm. rabbits foot, gameday rituals, whatever it may be. but for one hawkeye, her's is the 1957 rose bowl medal she earned as a drummer in a university of iowa band. she wore that medal proudly for every hawkeye game. this thanksgiving, it went missing, but the good luck it provided her was never lost. " " "anyone who knows me knows about my rose bowl medal" take one look around dorothy carpenters home "we're certainly a family of hawkeye fans" there's no doubt. shes a hawkeye. and has been since 1956 when she joined the famous scottish highlanders, an all female bagpipe and drumming band. "oh im right here, third snare" as fate has it, her first year at iowa, the hawks made it to pasedena. "was of course that magical football season for the hawkeyes to get to go to the rose bowl for the very first time" the band played on their train ride out, in the parade, at halftime and on the rides back. and after it all, they got this medal.
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nearly every day since. "i consider it a good luck charm too. i wear it to all teh games" that was until the monday before this thanksgiving. nearly 60 years later. she went to the on... the link was on the is gone. i could not imagine, what on earth, how i couldve lost it" paper and crossed her "lost and found, reward if found and my undying gratitude and my phone number" as she was figuring it was in a pawn shop somewhere, her phone rang. " this womans voice. please call, i have something important to tell you. that was all. could it possibly be... that shes calling about my rose bowl medal..." fate struck again. "she was absolutely excited about finding me as i was about her finding my medal,. i had really lost all hope" looking back makes her laugh "too much stuff..." even though she's not making another trip to pasedena, she thinks the medals return a sign. good luck is on it's way. just like 1957. "....i have a good
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claire/bam carpenter said she considered going to pasedena again for memories sake. but said she'll stay here instead- so she can catch all the games. of course including the hawks. reporting live claire powell local 5 news we are iowa jack: the 102nd rose bowl game gets underway new years day between iowa and stanford. the game kicks off at 4 pm on espn. watch local 5 news news tomorrow as jon schaeffer brings us the latest from california. jack: and join local 5 tonight right after the six o'clock news for our rose bowl special -- the dream season. that starts tonight at 6-30. jack: and while you're rooting for the hawkyes-- share your pictures with us! just head to our website and click on the share it tab. jack/1shot
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for new year's eve. "3 -- 2 -- 1 -- happy new year crowd cheers" jack: : nearly 2- thousand people packed the science center for "noon year's eve." the event lets kids ring in the new year a little early with face bainting, balloon animals and a magician. organizers say it's a great alternative event for families. "by having noon years eve we allow the families to come down celebrate together it's something they can do together during the day before the parents have their own thing at night and still get to have that excitment of celebrating the new year having the countdown seeing the baloons drop all of that fun stuff." jack: the event was included in the cost of admission today to the science center. jack: there's still time to catch another family- friendly event -- "imagine eve" at hy-vee hall. it kicked off at 4. there's inflatables, carnival games and more.
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drop is planned for 8 pm, with a fireworks show at 8-15. and a little later -- the adults can head out to the downtown countdown at embassy suites. there's a dinner and live music -- with a champagne toast and balloon drop. festivities start at 7. jack: be sure to check out our website for a list of other new year's happenings in the metro. that's we are iowa dot com. jack/lam for the white and there's some for g-o-p candidate dr. ben he's dealing with some high-level staff resignations. and the only candidate on the trail on this last day of 20-15 -- bernie sanders -- has good news for his campaign. abc's bazi kanani is in washington with the latest. " just days after announcing impressive fundraising numbers at the year's end, a shake-up in the ben carson campaign. three top aides are resigning... frustrated by the actions of carson's powerful business manager. now-former campaign manager barry bennett tells abc news he still believes in the candidate, but says quote-- "i can play amateur politics at home with my 9-year- old. i don't need to do it at the professional level."
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blunder for jeb bush, after last night's rally in south carolina. a reporter asked him about the police shooting of 12- year-old tamir rice. (sot bush) bush: i think that chicago has a lot of work to do to rebuild trust. the level of violence is abhorrent. abc q: that happened in cleveland. bush: oh i'm sorry. my bad. (nats sanders rally) the only presidential candidate on the trail on this new year's eve-- bernie sanders is in iowa... announcing a new campaign fundraising record: more than 2-point-3 million donations. (sot sanders) "that is more individual contributions that any campaign in the history of the united states of america." sanders is still trailing hillary clinton in the polls... but staying competitive in the early voting state of new hampshire. on the republican side, donald trump remains dominant in national polls with just four weeks to go until the first . votes are cast. but in the first-up weeks to go until the first . votes are cast. but in the first-up state of iowa, ted cruz is gaining steam: inching ahead of trump in some polls and raising nearly 20-
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and don't count marco rubio or chris christie fourth quarter. rubio or chris christie ground in new as the year ends, christie are both gaining ground in new hampshire. and the state department is releasing of another batch of hillary clinton's emails." jack/lam meanwhile -- three democrats will be on the ohio primary ballot. but not former maryland governor martin o'malley. instead, voters will choose between hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and roque (rocky) de la fuente -- a developer from san diego who actually just recently moved to west des moines to campaign. o'malley fell 228 signatures shy of the thousand he needed from verified voters. he is already on the ballot in 18 other states jack: in national headlines. jack/ots : a new executive order on gun control expected by
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white house sources say the goal is to close the so-called "gun show loophole." it allows certain gun sellers to skip buyer background checks. the measure is also expected to provide funding for local law officers to enforce existing gun laws. gun control advocates expect the president will reveal the plan at the state of the union address, set for january 12-th. jack: the mississippi river is still rising, and it won't crest until sometime later today. right now -- flood levels are breaking records and swallowing towns. earlier today -- governor branstad announced plans to send iowa national guard members to help out in missouri. jack:/lam in your world headlines, a massive fire breaks out at the high-end address hotel in downtown dubai. video shows flames around the high-rise hotel's middle floors. more than a dozen people have minor injuries. the fire broke out on the 20th floor from the outside of the
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but it didn't spread to inside the hotel due to the internal fire extinguishers. the cause of the fire is still unknown. jack: coming up on local 5 news at five. before you head out to your new year's parties, brad has a look at your forecast. he says you might want to bring your "big" winter coat. jack: but next... hawkeye fans commandeering a battleship! sport's director jon schaeffer is on the u-s-s iowa -- where all things black and gold is taking over. "you're watching local 5 news at 5 in hd with jack miller, stephanie angleson, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad
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news at 5, we are iowa."it's the trophy coveted by hawkeye fans who are gearing up for the rose bowl. and today -- they took over the u-s-s iowa to keep the excitement going. jack/bam: with thousands of iowans making the trip across the u-s to watch the game -- and many more gearing up here at home -- tomorrow's game is kind of a big deal.
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schaeffer made the trip out west earlier this week.. we join him now live aboard u-s-s iowa in california for the latest. jon? jon i'm outside the battleship uss iowa in sunny california. its official hawkeye nation has taken over southern california as thousands upon thousands of iowa fans ascended upon the battleship today for the rose bowl pep rally. jon: the record attendance at the battleship was 7,500 but it's safe to say black and gold nation shattered that record here today. the uss iowa staff say they were expecting about 15,000 people which would shatter the record. we found out first hand today that bleeding black and gold runs in families across iowa and the bond of father and son sharing this experience may be once in a life time. "that's the biggest things, to be here with my dad. i never went to the university of iowa, but he did, and i was born into black and gold. it's just an awesome experience to be down here with my dad for the rose bowl. that we might not be here together again
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"i was a 17 year old freshman in 1986, and i've been black and gold ever since." "absolutely the greatest. this is an awesome family experience. we've gone to so many hawk games, but this one is ranked at the top. " jon it's been 25 years since the last rose bowl for iowa and it looks like missing the chance to see this one wasn't something fans were willing to risk. reporting from the u.s.s iowa i'm jon schaeffer. jack/wxhang (ad libs rose bowl wrap up) chief (ad libs rose bowl wrap up) chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now.. brad/wxhang
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"now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist brad edwards. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" jack: "skating sounds " well.. it might be cold out.. but it sure was good skating weather today at good skating weather today at brenton skating plaza downtown des moines.. the skating rink is open until midnight tonight to celebrate the new year. admission and skate rental will cost you around ten dollars.. jack: chief meteorologist brad edwards joins us now with central iowa's most accurate forecast. brad? brad: (adlib) brad: (adlib) brad: it was a cold day, but it was actually a little milder than expected, so hopefully that trend continues into the new year. make sure you bundle up well tonight as it will be one of our coldest nights this winter (so far that is!). look for clear to partly cloudy skies with dry roads, which is definitely a good thing. temps will
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the teens for the metro while some areas in northern iowa will be in the 0s. wind chill temps will be in the 0s and even -0s overnight. after a very cold start, new year's day will be mainly sunny with slightly milder afternoon temps reaching close to 30 in the metro. the wind will still be strong enough to keep wind chills in the 0s most of the morning as they blow from the west at 10-20+ mph. it will be a little milder sunday with sunny skies, lighter winds and highs in the low to mid 30s. next week will start off quiet and dry, but it is looking pretty active by thursday and friday. that is when another weather system looks to be coming out of the sw with a wintry mix of precipitation for us. it is too early to tell exactly what we will see, but it doesn't look pretty, so stay tuned to local 5 on this one! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack: thanks, brad! sure you bundle up well tonight as it will be one of our coldest nights this winter (so far that is!). look for clear to partly cloudy skies with dry roads, which is definitely a good thing. temps will be falling back into the teens for the metro while some areas in northern iowa will be in the 0s. wind
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overnight. after a very cold start, new year's day will be mainly sunny with slightly milder afternoon temps reaching close to 30 in the metro. the wind will still be strong enough to keep wind chills in the 0s most of the morning as they blow from the west at 10-20+ mph. it will be a little milder sunday with sunny skies, lighter winds and highs in the low to mid 30s. next week will start off quiet and dry, but it is looking pretty active by thursday and friday. that is when another weather system looks to be coming out of the sw with a wintry mix of precipitation for us. it is too early to tell exactly what we will see, but it doesn't look pretty, so stay tuned to local 5 on this one! brad/wxhang (adlib) sure you bundle up well tonight as it will be one of our coldest nights this winter (so far that is!). look for clear to partly cloudy skies with dry roads, which is definitely a good thing. temps will be falling back into the teens for the metro while some areas in northern iowa will be in the 0s. wind chill temps will be in the 0s and even -0s overnight. after a very cold start, new year's day will be mainly sunny with slightly milder afternoon temps reaching close to 30
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will still be strong enough to keep wind chills in the 0s most of the morning as they blow from the west at 10-20+ mph. it will be a little milder sunday with sunny skies, lighter winds and highs in the low to mid 30s. next week will start off quiet and dry, but it is looking pretty active by thursday and friday. that is when another weather system looks to be coming out of the sw with a wintry mix of precipitation for us. it is too early to tell exactly what we will see, but it doesn't look pretty, so stay tuned to local 5 on this one! brad/wxhang (adlib) jack: thanks, brad! jack: jack: jack:
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photos! if you capture any good pictures make sure to post them at we are iowa dot com. just click on the share it tab! jack: coming up on local 5 news at five... do you remember your first taste of bacon? this guy has gone viral! we're talking about what's trending -- next.
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are iowa" jack: welcome back to a look at what's trending. jack : the internet is heaping criticism on old navy for a series of t- shirts that some say discourages artists. and a des moines business has joined in. the shirts read "young aspiring artist," except that the "artist" is crossed out and replaced with "president" or
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well -- raygun here in des moines has a response. take a look at their latest shirt design. their tweet saying quote "how could we not make this" the shirt crosses out the word president and replaces it with artist. they're available right now online and in des moines. jack: do you remember your first taste of bacon? well the latest viral video has made one boy's first taste an internet sensation. " (baby tastes bacon for the first time) bacon...bacon...bacon!" jack: this video is from youtube-er tyler beach. he gave his son bacon for the tyler beach. he gave his son bacon for the first time on christmas day. since then, the video's had more than three million views on youtube alone. jack:
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block donald trump out of your life -- google chrome is here to help. a new add-on lets users block all images and references to donald trump. the app has three settings: "mild, aggressive, and vindictive." on "mild," trumps whole twitter page goes blank. the "vindictive" setting blocks out entire websites, like c- n-n and even google news. jack/1couch weather -- time for another quick break... chief meteorologist brad edwards
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our brad/wxhang it was a cold day, but it was actually a little milder than expected, so hopefully that
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sure you bundle up well tonight as it will be one of our coldest nights this winter (so far that is!). look for clear to partly cloudy skies with dry roads, which is definitely a good thing. temps will be falling back into the teens for the metro while some areas in northern iowa will be in the 0s. wind chill temps will be in the 0s and even -0s overnight. after a very cold start, new
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breaking news tonight. the skyscraper inferno on new year's ev the 63-story luxury hotel, engulfed in flames near the
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