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we are rain free for now. here we are with the hazy view where we have some tchy fog. a northeasterly wind coming in at night. actually, the surface wind has been picking up. hopefully that will stir things up. 34 in lawrence. 34 in franklin, north carolina. that is very mild. we are talking 15-20 degrees warmer than average. it is dan out there and feels cool. what we will find by noon, we will be at 49 and the temperatures will stay in the low 50's for us in the upstate. we will have more measurable rain for it to pick up later on today.
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that starts bringing in showers later this afternoon. by tonight, the system will come through. this is a powerful storm system, the real heart of it going towards the great lakes. it is all rain, and it will move through quickly. across the upstate, we will reach it later. some dense fog this morning. temperatures mainly staying in the 40's in western californn carolinas. cold winds tomorrow. we will talk about the changes for all of us. see you in a few. myra: thank you. the countdown is on for the game
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they got the proper sendoff from hundreds of fans. it was misting -- appropriate, as they had a rainy season. watching it from the front row was one of the players' grandmother's. she had hugs and kisses for her grandson. the bon secours wellness arena will host a viewing party for the national championship game. doors will open at 7:00. food and drink will be available during the game. officials say it will be free to get into the arena monday night. coming up in our coverage today it's the big media day in phoenix. we will find all of the coaches and players from alabama and clemson. wyff news 4's brad fralick will
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6:00 and 11:00 tonight. just check out our facebook and if you want to follow along, twitter pages. when it comes to everything clemson, we have got you covered. geoff hart will also be live in phoenix with live reports beginning tomorrow morning. sports will bring you an hour-long special monday night. our crews will be live from arizona, as well as here starting 7:00 monday night. we are calling the special, "the road to the title. go it'll get you good and ready for kickoff of the college football playoff national championship betweenenhe clemson tigers and the alabama crimson tide monday night. jeb bush has made his first visit to anderson county as a presidential candidate. he spoke to voters at dyar's diner in pendleton. the former florida governor wore a clemson hat and showed off his dancing during the visit. he also zeroed in on republican
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bush says isn't fit to be commander-in-chief. jeb bush we need someone who : actually understands the role of america in the world, and the role of commander in chief, not an entertainer in chief or a agitator in chief or a divider in chief. we need a commander in chief who understands how serious times are right now. myra: jeb bush also talked about his plans to fight terrorism, fix social security, and stimulate the economy. bush has two stops scheduled for columbia today, and one in hilton head in this evening. republican presidential front runner donald trump was in rock hill for a rally at winthrop university on friday night. the crowds of supporters stood in line for hours waiting to get in. trump hit the stage to greet 5000 or so who packed into the venue at winthrop university. donald trump: we have a president that wants kill the second amendment. we have hillary clinton who
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guns away, by the way. we have to be strong on immigration and we have to build a big, beautiful wall. a big, beautiful wall. myra: we're five weeks out from the south carolina primary. in the latest poll in december, trump was in the lead eight points ahead of the second place, senator ted cruz. meanwhile, another top south carolina gop official is coming out against donald trump. greenville county chairman chad groover says he has decided to go public with his endorsement of jeb bush. he says he believes that jeb bush is quote a true conservative. he points to his record as his knowledge of the issues... governor of florida, and groover on day one. believes he is ready to lead most of the candidates will return to the carolinas next week. charleston is the site of both the upcoming president debates.
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14, and the democrats take the stage three days later. this week you have a good excuse , to try a new restaurant. it's "restaurant week" in the upstate. many of the area's most popular eateries are offering deals and specials over the next 8 days. some of those deals include a three course meal for many $30. restaurants are now including lunch specials as well. to see a full list of the restaurant, you can head to wyff4.com or the mobile app. pamela: good saturday morning. it is patchy, but there is some dense fog around. that will clear out, but mild start in the 40's. atateast most spots will stay
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myra: covering the carolinas now. greenville police are looking for a man they say approached aa 2nd grade student. that man's intentions are questionable at this point. it happened thursday at blythe academy. police say he handed a 6-year-old girl a framed picture with of flour on it while she was at recess. they say he tried to talk to the girl, but did not touch her or make any sexual advances.
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teacher came up to see what was going on. they say he also said that he would be back officials say there will now be additional security in a a around the school. it is a $20 toll that could save your life in a flood. an upstate foundation would like to give you one. the alex holmes foundation bought 600 swiss tech automobile emergency tools and will be the 3 inch tools will giving them out this morning. the 3 inch tools will break car windows, cut seat belts and give you light to escape a vehicle caught in rising water. the foundation was started after alex holmes died in october's flood. >> this tool, like i said we , tested them out and it was very easy to use and it , shattered the glass. i am confident in saying had she so, yesi am confident in saying had she had on of these in her , car that she would still be with us. myra: the giveaway will start
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road in greenville. a postmaster in north carolina is apologizing to a after the homeowner says his homeowner yard was repeatedly , torn up by the postal vehicles. jeff kaun and his wife say the united states postal service drivers are responsible for doing this to his yard. the postal service says they apologized to the customer and will address the problem with employees who o liver mail on that route. hundreds of endangered sea turtles, almost paralyzed by cold water have been rescued along the north carolina coast. they're suffering from a condition similar to hypothermia. the juvenile turtles haven't learned how to swim to warmer ocean water when the temperature drops. they are being nutured back to health and will be eventually
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pamela: good morning to you. we are in for a mild start this morning. 35 degrees in greenville. 32 would be the average. you can see the low-level
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we do have some dense fog that you will see this morning. that is going to move out as the morning goes on, getting a little more of a breeze. pretty hazy here in spartanburg. pretty cloudy as well. that will be the case during the day. our temperatures do not go up that much today with limited sunshine. 45, greenville. 38, clemson. lower 40's across much of western south carolina. high temperatures will stay in the 40's in the mountains today. we had been wedged in with this weather pattern. we will slowly break things down with a push of cold air. a pretty good storm system -- good because we are not getting
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snow already in oklahoma, parts of northern texas. not too bad near memphis and st. louis. the cold air is on the way down. we are talking record cold for parts of the northern plains. when they put a wind chill advisory in minneapolis it is serious. we're talking 20 below or colder. that will be the case for the football game tomorrow as well. here we are. out west. things are drying out around phoenix. a beautiful day ahead. everybody -- i think half of the wyff has gone to phoenix -- we will really begin to feel changes in the mountains by
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night, an upstate tomorrow morning. what we will find for the tigers is a nice sunny day and temperatures in the 60's. cooling down a bit monday night for the game. lots of bright orange sunshine for monday. the way this will timeout. it will stay a great day today. this evening, specifically after 4:00, showers coming in. the leading edge will take a while to catch up with this. hopefully you will be snoozing away tomorrow when the heavier air comes in. the colder air wraps around the area of low pressure.
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it will not be a big deal. maybe a few flurries in asheville as the blast comes in sunday night. what we find today is 50 degrees . 47 in asheville and hendersonville. tonight, rain likely in the overnight hours. sunday, pretty nice with some sun by tomorrow afternoon. the mid 50's. the cold air starting to fill in for you first. 37 on monday for a high. the morning will be very cold. myra: one little girl trying to pose for a picture got an unexpected photobomb. the big guy, not horsing around there.
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we don't know many details, but it was posted to reddit this week. the makers of fit-bit heart rate monitors are coming under scrutiny. one woman says she feels misled by the company after being denied a refund for a product she says doesn't work as advertised. natalie morales has more >> it's one of this season's most popular holiday gifts. a gadget to help you keep that new year's resolution of getting into shape and staying healthy. but now, the makers of fit bit are coming under fire. kate mcclellan has a phd in physical rehab, and is one of three people suing the company, claiming fit-bit's heart rate minder does not work, and that
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beat counts" -- are misleading. after comparing the fit bit heart rate monitor to ones on equipment at her jim she says , she knew something was wrong -- and spoke to fit bit's customer service. >> she made it sound like it was my fault, like i was using it wrong or wearing it wrong and she said it's not really meant to track your heart rate all of the time. in a statement, a spokesperson , for fit-bit says, we do not believe this case has merit. fitbit stands behind our heart rate technology and strongly disagrees with the statements made in the complaint and plans to vigorously defend the the company is also stressing lawsuit. the company is also stressing that fitbit trackers are designed to provide meaningful data to help users reach their health and fitness goals, and are not intended to be scientific or medidil devices. >> the truth is it doesn't count every beat-it can't. it's wildly inaccurate. >> kate mclellan's lawyers are seeking a class action status -- saying the company is treating customers unfairly noting that , in order to even use the device, you must log in to fitbit's website, and register
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you've already bought it. >> you cant even use it as a watch to tell what time it is unless you register it on the website and that's when you have to agree to all of these terms. >> that registration includes an agreement that mclellan's lawyers say prevents customers from taking certain legal action against the company. >> they are told they are bound by the arbitration clause and class action ban. that's unfair. >> fitbit says their agreement has already been upheld in a california court, and according to their website -- customers have 30 days to opt-out of the arbitration agreement. while many users are stepping up to support the device -- lighting up social media and posting four and five star reviews on amazon -- others arar telling this perfect holiday gift to take a hike. myra: time now for the timeline
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in 2006, howard stern made his debut. his contract is worth up to $5 million. how about this, a golf jacket from the 1960's was donated to a houston charity with a bundle of clothes, and has sold for thousands of dollars to a car dealer. the shop sold it, shortly after word got out to the media. they were advised that it could auction off for $18,000, and we're told that the sale met expectations. the proceeds will be used to help the elderly in need. let's turn it over to brad
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>> the tigers touchdown friday afternoon. it was quite the reception. >> a few dozen fans and the couple hundred members of the media. all of that got exponentially larger when you consider that clemson landed and alabama was about 30 minutes behind. two massive jets bringing these teams to the desert. the big news,s,he tigers are here, the tide is here. we are getting closer to the national championship. >> media day is this morning. we will have an hour with both teams, and hopefully have fun along the way. the only real official practice here will be this afternoon. they will have a walk-through on sunday before the game on monday, but the practice is this
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we have made it to the statement, -- the stadium, and the stadium is dressed and ready to go. > it is. >there is the national championship logo, and a player from clemson, a player from alabama. it is supposed to be nondescript, but you are talking about the heisman trophy winner and the finalists. they are large and in charge, and probably will be monday night. >> also, some analysts talked about this matchup, and specifically, greg mcilroy. i thought it was interesting because he said this. he said that deshawn watson will have to play like vince watson did. to me, that sounds like you have to play like -- he has to play like they have recently.
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the fourth quarter. we all remember the drive against the southern cal trojans. i think really is speaking to that clutch moment. >> it will take alabama -- obviously, a very good defensive team. they will have the chance to be the number two tied. we will have more throughout the day all over social media right
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>> you are watching live, local breaking news with myra ruiz and weather with meteorologist pamela wright. this is wyff news 4 today in high definition. myra: where will you be watching that they college game? pamela: my couch. myra: i believe so. the couch, indoors. it will be cold. pamela: it will be cold by
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let's take a look this morning. we look to the north at the asheville skycam. those a, say, low gray clouds will be with us through the day today. our nice, naked winter trees in asheville. with myra43 degrees. typically in the 20's this time of the year. fairly mild for us. in spartanburg -- action, very mild for us. foggy here in spartanburg this morning where it is 43 and mostly cloudy. we will not see much sunshine today. because of that, our temperatures will functionally -- fluctuate very little. we will go to the upper 40's by noon and hover around 50 for the highs. the wind is very stubborn out of the northeast. we have had the moister air
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there is a cold front on the way. it will change how things look and feel around here. it will bring in some rain. right now, drizzle, but nothing serious. we will have the heavy rain come through in the overnight hours. after 4:00, don't be surprised to see spotty showers. here is the low-pressure system. it is going well to our north. we will have the trailing cold front, and i will tell you what it means for us. and clemson, the 50's. we will talk temps for the tigers, coming up in a few minutes, and you know where and when we could have some snowflakes. myra: the countdown is on for the championship game against second ranked alabama. before the tigers touchdown in
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off from hundreds of fans friday. they let them know they are not alone on the road to the title. one member of the crowd was the grandmother of number 82. she had hugs and kisses for her grandson. there was also a young fan that handed a player a handdrawn picture in the hopes of it being given to coach dabo swinney. the tide has arrived as well. alabama touched down last night in glendale around 6:00. they are seeking a fourth national championship in the last seven years. the bon secours wellness arena will host a viewing party for the national championship game. doors will open at 7:00. food and drink will be available during the game. officials say it will be free to
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the game will be broadcast on the large central video board. coming up in our coverage today, it is the big media day in phoenix. there we'll find all of the coaches and players from alabama and clemson. wyff news 4's brad fralick will be live with interviews from coaches and players. if you would like to follow along, check out our facebook page and twitter page as well. when it comes to everything clemson, we've got you covered. plus geoff hart will also be , live in phoenix with live reports beginning tomorrow from phoenix. before the game wyff news 4 , sports will bring you an hour-long special monday night. the guys are working on it now. our crews will be live from arizona, as well as here starting 7:00 monday night. we are calling the special, "road to the title." it will get you good and ready for kickoff of the college football playoff national championship.
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, latest tweets about the tigers and fun posts from our , staff. plus you can even watch some when clemson last claimed a retro highlights from the 1982 orange bowl when clemson last claimed a national title. ,go to the wyff forur app, or wyff4.com. jeb bush has made his first visit to anderson county as a presidential candidate. he spoke to voters at dyar's diner in pendleton. the former florida governor wore a clemson hat and showed off his dancing during the visit. he also zeroed in on republican front runner donald trump, who bush says isn't fit to be commander in chief. jeb bush we need someone who : actually understands the roll -- the role of america in the world, and the role of commander in chief, not an entertainer in chief or a agitator in chief or a divider in chief. we need a commander in chief who understands how serious times are right now. myra: jeb bush also talked about
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fix social security, and stimulate the economy. he has two stops scheduled for columbia today, and one in hilton head in this evening. republican presidential front runner donald trump was in rock hill for a rally at winthrop university on friday night. the crowds of supporters stood in line, some as long as five hours, to get in. when he hit the stage, there were 5000 or so at the venue at winthrop university. donald trump: we have a president that wants kill the second amendment. we have hillary clinton who wants to destroy and take your guns away, by the way. we have to be strong on immigration and we have to build a big, beautiful wall. thea big, beautiful wall. myra: we are five weeks away from the south carolina primary. in the latest poll, trump was in the lead 8 points ahead of the
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meanwhile another top south , carolina gop official is speaking out against donald trump. greenville county chairman chad gruver has decided to go public with his endorsement of jeb bush. he says he believes that jeb bush is quote, a true conservative, and ready to leave d on day one. most of the candidates will return to the carolinas next week. the upcoming president debates. the republicans meet on january 14, the democrats take a stage the powerball jackpot is past the powerball jackpot is past three days later. in other news, the $800 million mark, and showing no signs of slowing down. tonight's drawing will be the biggest lottery jackpot in u.s. history. many powerball players say they don't care about the odds after , all, someone has to win eventually.
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lump sum payment, they would be looking at about half $1 billion. straight ahead, our guests are out to help families live better. pamela: it is cloudy this morning. temperatures on the mild side. we are in the 40's to get you going. a lot of cold air beginning to move down from canada. we will be talking about wind chills near -20. not here at home, but a cool
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marco rubio thinks it's unfair to criticize him for missing votes. "but i am going to miss votes, i'm running for president." but he's been missing votes for a long time. "one third of all of his missed votes in 2015 were missed before he announced he was running for president." over the last three years, marco rubio has missed more votes... than any other senator. washington politician marco rubio. doesn't show up for work, but wants a promotion? right to rise usa is responsible
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myra: when it comes to getting people healthier, i guess starts very early. we are not talking just about the time of day, but time of life. you brought a little one here, who might be hard to see. >> one month. a little girl.
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why don't you tell us what "live well, greenwell" is all about? >> it guarantees access to healthy food. myra: you start early with children. >> we do, making sure that healthy habits start early in life. myra: people carrying out thei r new year's resolutions -- it is better to start early in life. >> absolutely. children pick up everything they see. myra: what can you tell us about starting? >> starting and sma small and gently is realistic. i'm having a baby next month, i
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myra: you are saying, start with what is nearby. >> you can engage with family and friends, keep it fun, be motivating. myra: you have three other children. >> i do. when it is c cd, we need something to burn off energy, all of us. myra: it means you should have and/or activity. >> absolutely. when we get active and stay active, we celebrate it. not necessarily with a k, but maybe something new and exciting. myra: no cake? >> a little bite never hurt anyone. myra: myra: you have some other tips as far as sticking to the good habits. >> the thing is to add in healthy habits. you don't have to eliminate everything all at once. make sure you are hydrating.
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>> absolutely. you will see the benefits. when you incorporate your family, try something new. make eating an adventure. you may surprise yourself. myra: it is restaurant week underway. you want to look for healthy many options. >> for instance, palm cafe downtown has marked all of their healthy, nutritious menu options. you can see what they are -- what you are eating. myra: people like myself love to snack through the day. >> yes. no you will get hungry, and incorporate that. myra: sure. live well is full of great advice. what is your website?
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we would love for you to go learn what we do, and celebrate with us next month. myra: and if they go to live well greenville, you can sign up. >> absolutely. come have lunch with us. dress however you want to dress. we are excited to celebrate everything our partners have been doing. myra: thank you so much. you get your chance to taste what greenville has to offer this week.
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pamela: 7:45. we look out this morning in asheville, fighting those clouds, but no rain. 44 degrees. comp conditions -- calm conditions.
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we have had some fog this morning. as far as the rain goes, most of us are in the clear. it picks up around 5:00. in the overnight hours, the heaviest rain will come through. there is a front, and ahead of it, the rain will come in. let's check things out. 43 in spartanburg. 44 in lawrence. fog this morning. woodruff, 44. we are all in the same boat. the rain will come through and some cold air for next week. we have had high pressure and northeasterly winds around with
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writing- riding up over it. a big blast will come in. the real heart of the system will go with the energy ----the real cold front itself will come through tomorrow. we will get some sunshine behind it tomorrow and quickly, some cold winds will kick in. we have had rain around phoenix. bitterly cold air moving into the northerly plains. temperatures will plummet. this will be the high temperature for today. it will continue to get colder. we are talking highs in the single digits and dangerously
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another story for clemson with a beautiful day ahead. what we will find for today -- isolated showers. the heaviest will be overnight. the system stays well to our north. the cold air fills and bright as the moisture is pushed out. enough that we could see some snowflakes. i would anticipate that. we will keep our eye on that. perhaps monday morning could have some delays in the schools and northern mountain counties. let's look at the temperatures. 50 today with no sunshine. a brightening day tomorrow with 55. by monday, the highs are only at 49 with morning those really cold.
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in the mountains, i would call those cold days as well. by monday, we top out at 36. myra: thank you. and edmonston, illinois girl wrote to the creator of monopoly to complain about something that she felt was missing from the game. >> i felt very annoyed and frustrated. >> that's how 8-year old annie rose felt when she realized rey, her favorite character in "the force awakens," wasn't included in the star wars monopoly game. >> i mean, come on she's the , main character. without her, there would be no force awakens. >> the 3rd grader from evanston took action. she wrote a letter which her mother tweeted to game maker hasbro. >> boys and girls need to see women can be as strong as men.
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>> hasbro initially replied that rey was left out to avoid spoilers. they later tweeted, we love your passion for rey, and are happy to share that we will be including her in the monopoly: star wars game, available later this year. annie rose comes from a family of star wars enthusiasts. they traveled to london to visit the set of the force awakens. they now believe the force must be with annie rose. myra: as our guest tells us, there are 45 -- at least 45 reasons to head out for dinner in the greenville area. that's because there are 45 restaurants taking part in this year's restaurant week. let's welcome michael. thanks for being here this morning. i'm already hungry, thinking about this.
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>> this is the six the year. it started small. it has grown every year. great offense. myra: greenville's restaurants got a lot of attention in the international spotlight in the past year. >> it is a lot of hard work and leadership the goes into a restaurant. myra: what does your group due to facilitate this? >> our association, and each is highlighted with a menu. this year, we have lunch added. also, there is a code that guests can scan at each restaurant. myra: and you can win prizes. >> yes. we are talking really nice
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myra: a wide friday of cuisines. >> a great way to try out restaurants that normally you would not try in greenville. lots of downtown restaurants. a lot of the restaurants in the county are great as well. myra: a great way to check out restaurants you normally would not go to. maybe you think they are too far away, but they are all offering special meals. >> we have been able to mark this outside of greenville. a lot of areas outside of greenville will come in. the strategy is to stay the night in a hotel in greenville, and make this a weekend event. myra: it is a good idea to perhaps reserve a table? >> yes.
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the website. myra: do you say, you have to offer this or that? >> it is up to them. they can highlight their menu. whatever they do well. myra: are those specials, do they stick to the same special throughout the run of restaurant we? >> it is their option. whatever they would like to do. myra: going from six restaurants to 45? >> in six years. myra: a lot of restaurants caught on. >> it is a good thing. this is a great time of the year. myra: where have you been so far? >> several restaurants. commerce club.
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by going to our website or yours? it is so nice to have you with us. thank you so much. >> i think everybody should celebrate each night after the tigers win. myra: good luck to you. we will look outside.
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taking another look a aour top myra: we're taking another look at our top story this morning of course, the clemson tiger big game. we will have the big media day in phoenix. that is where we will find the coaches, the players from alabama and clemson. brad fralick isive with interviews at 11:00. if you would like to follow along, check out our facebook and twitter pages.
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clemson, we have you covered. plus, lives starting tomorrow morning from phoenix. pamela: i passed a fireworks shop on the way to work, and they said they have clemson smoke. i'm not sure what that is. there is orange everything around. it is great out this morning, and we have see patchy fog around as well. nothing more than drizzly rain this morning. the temperatures are slow to pick up. we will be close to 50 today. the good chance of rain picks up by 5:00 today. it will linger a little longer in the mountains, and create a snowy mix by tomorrow in the mountains.
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be coming in. that will be for all of us in the upcoming week. wednesday, the coldest day. morning temperatures in the 20's. myra: it is winter. we have to remind ourselves of that. we have been spoiled. thanks for watching wyff for today. have a great afternoon. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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good morning. powerball pandemonium. people racing to buy tickets for the record $800 million jackpot. >> and i'll buy me a beautiful
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