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right now on cbs 2 this morning...the latest developments in the battle to make life saving medicine more affordable. the changes that could be coming soon for smokers in johnson county. the executive order from governor branstad about the education level for state employees. welcome to cbs two this morning...i'm kevin barry.and i'm kelly d'ambrosio. d'ambrosio. let's get a check of our cbs 2
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after intense pressure from the public and lawmakers, the drug company -- mylan -- has now caved on the cost of the epi-pen. epi-pen.the life saving shot will now also come in a generic brand. brand.the cost of emergency shot during an allergic reaction has ballooned in recent years -- it's right now more than 6- hundred dollars.the announcement means a generic version would cost about half as much as the current price. while the company works on that, some first responders say they've managed to find an even cheaper solution.
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all our emt's to draw their own medications. the cost savings has bled over to our patients, and also to our depar" department."other companies are also looking for new technologies to compete against the epi-pen shot in the open market.iowa senator chuck grassley is among the lawmakers pushing for the chang. change.in a statement, senator grassley said quote: "this sounds like good news but the details are important to know." grassley says he will continue to work with the food and drug administration to find other alternatives. or refusing to vaccinate their kids.the american academy of pediatrics says the number of parents refusing vaccines jumped 12-percent between 20-13 and this year. year.pediatricians say that some parents think vaccines are unnecessary. unnecessary.cbs 2 news first reported last week that most schools in linn and johnson counties have immunization rates of 90-percent.but -- 19- corridor schools fall short of that number.
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soon need to be more morecareful where they light up.a policy that is currently in effect in north liberty and coralville - could soon be added in iowa city. city.right now e-cigarettes are treated the same as regular cigarettes for where they can be used in all three communities.both north liberty and coralville also have a rule that smokers need to be at least 25 feet away from a public entrance.county health officials are talking with iowa city to add that to the city's ordinance. doug beardsley, johnson county public health director11:34:00 there are some things in e- volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, heavy metals and the nicotine that can be harmful to health. health.beardsley says the department is hoping to make significant progress on this in the next few weeks and months. some tobacco stores in eastern iowa will soon see a major overhaul. tobacco outlet plus stores are changing into kwik trip express convenience stores. the company says they're making the change because of shifts in trends. they say not
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but sales of fresh and prepared foods are soaring. the company will also move all tobacco products behind the counter and update their product line to follow a more market feel. right now -- linn county authorities are investigating a shooting in palo.the sheriff's office tells cbs 2 news deputies were called to palo auto salvage just before five monday afternoon.they say 59-year-old david mcvay admitted to shooting 45- year-old melvin roberts.mcvay told deputies roberts was trespa roberts in the leg during an ar. argument.no charges have been filed.roberts was taken the hospital before being taken into custody for an outstanding warrant. newly released medical records show the gunman in the baton rouge police killings killingsdid ?not suffer post traumatic-stress disorder.last month gavin long killed three officers outside of a convenience store. he previously posted a video calling for violence against officers in response to police treatment of african americans.
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did diagnose long with an adjustment disorder with depressed mood - which means he took stressful events harder than expected.the documents also revealed long never saw combat while he served as a marine in iraq. n-f-l quarterback colin kapernick is still firing up debate over his controversial decision not to stand during the national anthem before a 49-ers game. game.the q-b criticized police officers for what he said is "getting paid leave for killing paid leave for killing people."he said he for the star spangled banner while minorities are being mistreated.now -- the county police in san francisco are responding -- inviting him out to police training -- to get a first hand look at how officers are trained. "we would rather have mr. kaepernick come out and observe what we do and we could learn from him and he could learn from us. dialogue is a good thing.are you going to be a person that actually goes out and does something about or are you going to be
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do nothing about it? it?kapernick hasn't responded to the department.we'd like to hear your opinion -- to join the conversation -- head to our facebook page. a false alarm at l-a-x sunday night happened just minutes minutesafter police arrested a man dressed in a zorro costume who had a plastic sword. sword.just about five minutes later - an apparent loud noise set off a fear that an active gunman was in the airport. police have not linked the two incidents.a total of five terminals were shut down for about two hours.a similar at new york's j-f-k airport two sunday's ago. new faa rules are now opening the skies for commericial drone pilots. pilots.under old regulations you needed an actual pilots license to fly drones for commercial use like photography, surveying, and field mapping.pilots now must complete an online course and an f-a-a issued test.the rules dictate where, when, and how pilots can fly their drones. 21;35;17;12 the industry is
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quite some time now and now that they finally have this set in stone theres just so many possibilities to used drones for commercial use usethe new rules do not impact recreational drone flyers governor terry branstad issued an executive order on higher education on monday. monday.he wants 70-percent of the state's workforce to pursue a college degree.the governor also spoke about meeting republican nominee for president donald trump over the weekend.he attacked trump's opponent -- saying democratic nominee hillary discriminate against corn- based ethanol. "that would be devastating to the iowa economy with 43 ethanol, corn-based ethanol, plants in our state. that's why trump's support for not only renewable fuel standard but corn-based ethanol is critically important to jobs in iowa and to the health of the farm economy." the governor added two more iowa counties on a disaster proclamation from flooding
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week.governor branstad issued the proclamation yesterday for bremer and chickasaw counties. both counties were recently hit by strong storms and flash flooding.the proclamation opens up money for clean up efforts.five other counties in the region already on the list for storms that hit the same day. right now - forecasters are expecting a tropical depression to power powerup to a tropical storm today.warnings have been posted for a good portion of north carolina's outer banks. the storm is still more than 100 mile second depression is closing in of the gulf of mexico near florida.it's still more than 200 miles west of key west - but is expected to curve back northeast.that's causing officials in the tampa area to make preparations. another gulf city is remembering a devastating storm that killed more than 18- hundred people. 11 years ago this week -- hurricane katrina hit new orleans.the category three storm displaced more than a million people in the gulf region -- some are now picking
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major flooding hit the southern part of the state earlier this month.on monday, city officials held a prayer service and laid wreaths at the hurricane katrina memorial in honor of the victims. "just as we recount stories of trials and tribulations suffered by our parents and grandparents as they lived their lives in america, our children and grandchildren will proudly tell stories of how we defied the odds, did the impossible, and rose like a phoenix from the ashes." ashes."fema has the single most catastrophic natural disaster in u-s history -- costing an estimated 108 billion dollars. it's and right now in it's degrees. degrees.after the break...the research trying to figure out if it's possible to send humans to mars. mars.in your cbs 2 weather first forecast we have...
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next hoursa&- now a live look outside courtesy of our weatherfirst skycama&- a bit of fog in the area this morninga&-temperatures around the areaa&- taking a look at regional temperatures we see highs are mild all around iowa - the regional satellite/radar is keeping conditions quiet - let's move ahead in time by taking a look at the midwest surface mapa&- moving into a closer view with our 'predictor' forecast we see mainly quiet conditions - today's forecast features clear skies & cooler temperatures- tonight's
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conditions- the next three days show more dry and cool weather- our 7 day forecast does bring more cool weather
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hope will help reveal details on a future mission to mars. mars.they studied six people living like astronauts in a dome on top of a volcano in haw. hawaii. errol barnett explains how it studied the effects of a long journey on the human mind. welcome back to earth!"(track 1) (nats crew leaving dome)an excited crowd gathered sunday in hawaii to welcome this six-person crew back to earth, after they spent a year on mars.(nats living)(track 2)or, more simulated living a year on mars. (nats)(track 3) (vo dome aerials)they've actually been spending all their time in a solar-powered dome on the side of a volcano in hawaii - part of the nasa-funded program hi- seas.(sot kim binsted, hi- seas' principal investigator) "it's really exciting to welcome the crew back to earth" (track 4) (entering dome)last august, the group, including an architect, astrobiologist and aerospace engineer, came from across the globe to live in the nearly 1,500- square-foot dome. (track 5)
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months, they had limited food and water and used a computer with atleast a twenty minute delay to communicate with the outside world. (sot) i'm super excited because it's the first time we get to be outside without wearing a spacesuit, and everything is different"(nat)(track 6) (crew in dome)it's the fourth, and longest, time hi-seas has performed this type of mission .(ctm maris skype hnc305 ) (framerate 29.97)a mission to mars is going to be a complex system of systems. (track 7) kim binsted is principle investigator of the project (ctm maris skype hnc305 ) some of those systems are going to be technological and some of them are going to be human. // and its just as bad if the human part of the system fails...as if a rocket blows up. (track 8) (nats presser, raising hands)based on this experiment, the crew is optimistic about travel to mars. they say they would make the trip themselves if they could.(sot cyprien verseux, hi- seas crewmember)"i can give you my personal impression, which is that a mission to mars, in the close future, is
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it's now on this morning. morning.and if you're in it's degrees. degrees.coming up next...the new expectations for iowa state's new football coach before his first game. game. a' doin? just checking my free credit score at credit karma. what the??? you're welcome. i just helped you dodge a bullet. but i was just checking my... shhh... don't you know that checking your credit score lowers it! just be cool. actually, checking your credit score with credit karma doesn't affect it at all. are you sure? positive. so i guess i can just check my credit score then? oooh "check out credit karma today. credit karma. give yourself some credit."
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i'm patty judge, and we know chuck grassley stopped the senate from working, but he also stopped working for iowa. as a farmer and a nurse, i learned iowa works best when we pull together. used to be you could work with chuck. i did, plenty of times. but he's all politics and partisanship now. and he's turned his back on iowa. i approved this message because washington changed chuck, and it's time we change our senator.
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welcome back -- it's now we're taking a look at your??????? your??????? here's a look at some of eastern iowa's top stories -- on this morning... a new president for the university of northern iowa should be named by the e cedar falls courier reports the search committee held its first meeting last night.the 21-member board laid out a timeline for the search - with a president-elect - to be announced on december sixth. today in iowa city -- pancheros is welcoming back students with a cheap lunch. from two to four at the downtown iowa city location -- customers can buy a burrito for one dollar.university of iowa students are now in their second week of classes. controversy surrounding an oil
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branstad to take unusual measures.the governor says he would authorize the iowa state patrol to protect construction of the bakken oil pipeline. earlier this month, cbs 2 news told you about one million dollars in damage done to one pipeline site in jasper county. opponents promise to continue to engage in civil disobedience to stop the pipeline's construction.right now -- nearly a quarter of the work in iowa is already done. we can offically countdown the days until college football kicks off -- on one hand -- at iowa state -- it's the start of a new chapter -- saturday is matt campbell's first game with the cyclones and as mia o'brien explains -- they're ready to turn the page.there's a renewed confidnece in ames ames"i think everyone's attitude has really improved and everyone's refreshed" refreshed""it's a completely new era .... it's an exciting time for cyclone football" after eight months of "the
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"cutlure" takes jack trice for the first time saturday night night"you really have the ability to create a culture where that's habit rather than circumstance... you just don't luck into winning" winning"now "culture" is a nice word and all but the cyclones have lost nineteen games over the last two seasons -- so there's something else they're looking to "change," too too"we wanna win just as bad as the fans do. we're gonna do everything we possibly can to make the fans happy and get w's" "obviously we're judging ourselves on wins and losses too, that's the most important thing. but if we reach our potential and play the best we can, that's a win too"because "the process" takes time and even the cyclones don't fully know what saturday will bring bring"knowing what we have, knowing where we're at, i don't know if we have any idea.... we've certainly seen some really good things -- now can we sustain it ... we're gonna find out come saturday a little bit more about what we havee. but that only tells a little bit of the story. but
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this new chapter of cyclone football. in ames, mia o'brien, cbs 2 sportsunlike in ames - it's not a new era in cedar falls - mark farley's about to kick off on his 16th season as u-n-i's head coach - and the expectations haven't changed -- just win... on saturday - the panthers will look to avenge last season's loss at jack trice -- with an offense that's experienced - and a defense that is not -- but what better place to kick off a season then under the lights? coach farley can't think one there maybe is more of a spotlight on this game for more of the people surrounding the state - and it's always fun to play your first game - a night game at jack trice is awesome - those are the things to look forward to -it's not just the opponent but - that's a great atmosphere - a great stadium - and a nice setting - that's just a cool way to kick off the season... donw on the farm -- the kernels clinched a spot in the midwest leauge
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8th straight win and a
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a black bear was caught red-handed trying to steal a bird feeder in new hampshire. hampshire. the homeowner, the homeowner, jason alexander, shot this video.wildlife video. wildlife officials say the lack of rain in the area has led to a poor berry crop---so
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for food. good morning again -- it's now right now it's degrees in after the break...the latest public feedback about the minimum wage in linn county. county.you're watching c-b-s 2 this morning -- covering the
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whatcha' doin? just checking my free credit score at credit karma. what the??? you're welcome. i just helped you dodge a bullet. but i was just checking my... shhh... don't you know that checking your credit score lowers it! just be cool. actually, checking your credit score with credit karma doesn't affect it at all. are you sure? positive. so i guess i can just check my credit score then? oooh "check out credit karma today. credit karma. give yourself some credit." right now on cbs 2 this morning...the next step in linn county's discussion about increasing the minimum wage. the corridor group fighting back against harsh political rhetoric against immigrants. the corridor program taking a new approach to caring for iowa's veterans. welcome to cbs two this
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barry.and i'm kelly d'ambrosio. d'ambrosio. let's get a check of our cbs 2
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right now, the linn county board of supervisors -- --is weighing the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage above the federal level. level.on monday -- members of the group living wage linn county presented the board with letters from dozens of low wage workers.they talked about their struggles with making ends meet on the current minimum wage. wage.supervisor ben rogers is now pushing a plan that would raise linn county's minimum wage one dollar an hour each of the next three years -- eventually hitting 10-25 an hour. "our hope is that they move forward with the ordinance.
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our hope now is that the major cities here in linn county will hold the line and do the right thing by holding the ordinance when its passed." passed."board members will talk about the proposal later this week.just like the increase underway in johnson county -- ?city governments would be able to opt out. at the state capitol - medicaid providers and patients vented frustrations to a group of primarily democratic lawmakers. lawmakers.providers at the medicaid listening post say they're facing soaring administrative delayed payments.one provider said the managed care organizations has worked with them to address any billing issues -- but they haven't made progress.another patient said she can't afford to pay out-of-pocket for services denied to her under the medicaid privatization. "i live on $800 a month, cannot afford to pay for these necessary lab tests every month i have them on top of living expenses, medications and other things that i need."
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oversight committe met to hear from d-h-s officials and from the three managed care organizations.the state says it's saved 22-million dollars so far.they also say 90-percent of clean medical claims were either paid of denied within two weeks. at that meeting -- the c-e-o for one of the insurance companies overseeing managed care said her company -- united-healthcare has lost money.she cited a new quarterly report -- but didn't have specific details on a dollar amount.that means all three insurance compan running the new privatized care program have lost money so far.ameri-health caritas recently revealed they've lost tens of millions of dollars. they're the only group to show exact numbers. in iowa city -- a new program is now allowing caregivers to open up their homes for veterans in need.the v-a medical foster home program is an alternative to living in a long-term nursing h. home...the caregiver moves the veteran into their home and provides them with the medical
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who are willing to house veterans.the coordinator of the program says you won't have to do it alone -- there's a primary care team that will help with the veterans needs. "a lot of veterans could receive care through the va contract nursing home program which they wouldn't have to pay for and instead choose to pay for medical foster home because they want to have that family-like environment, because they want to live in a home, because they choose not to live in an institution." institution."if you're interested in finding out about the program -- and requirements for being a caregiver...we have a link on our website, cbs 2- iowa-dot-com. a new national poll just released this week shows hillary clinton's clinton'slead narrowing -- that's a shift from many recent polls that show her lead growing. growing.clinton leads donald trump by 7 percentage points in a new monmouth university survey released monday.the same poll earlier this month gave clinton a 13-percentage point lead.libertarian party nominee gary johnson got
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a top clinton aide says she is now leaving her husband after another sexting scandal. scandal.her husband is former new york congressman anthony weiner.the new photos were sent to another woman last summer.weiner stepped down from congress in 20-11 after a separate sexting scandal.his wife -- huma abedin is a top hillary clinton aide. republican nominee donald trump is getting ready to clarify the details of his immigration policy tomorrow. tomorrow.trump is set to give the speech in phoenix.the g-o-p nominee has recently of flip-flopping on the key issue - and possibly softening his position on the 11 million illegal immigrants in the u-s. as trump prepares to give his speech, one group cedar rapids is now calling for inclusion. cbs 2 news reporter stephanie johnson is live in cedar rapids with mo. more.good morning kelly--- i'm in green square in downtown cedar rapids and it's here where the group--- positive words and actions--- rallied to spread a simple message
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on monday night-- about thirty people carried signs, waved american flags and listened to speakers talk about their concerns about immigration. members of the group say right now it's a critical time to discuss the topic.the group's organizer says we're all better off if immigrants in cedar rapids feel welcomed. "i understand we all want to be safe, but i think we're all safer in a society where everybody's a stake holder, where bad happens .. would want to talk to law enforcement and would not be afraid to do that." right now the group plans to hold additional meetings and rallies around the area--- to raise awareness about the influence of immigrants here in the corridor. corridor.organizers say they will continue to hold rallies even after the elections--- no matter who wins the white house.cover the corridor in cedar rapids stephanie johnson cbs 2 news. right now -- the f-b-i is warning state voting officials
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security.the warning comes after the government agencty uncovered evidence that hackers targeted data systems in illinois and arizona.cyber security officials say these hacks show how vulnerable the election systems can be -- but also show that a nationwide attack is unlikely.right now -- there are more than 8- thousand different voting districts in the country -- all with different ways of running elections. the white house says it has met the goal of relocating 10- thousand syrian fu s.the issue of taking in so many fleeing a terror hotbed like syria has become a big political issue.republicans warn islamic extremists could use the refugee program to infiltrate the u-s.the obama adminstration says it did not cut corners when it came to vetting the background of all the men, women and children admitted.the state department vowed to continue to help just a fraction of the millions left homeless after five years of civil war in syria.
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same pace that we have achieved over the course of the late spring and summer which has been about 2,000 per month. but again, i couldn't give you an exact figure. figure.homeland security says it deployed additional staff to the middle east to speed up the investigation into the backgrounds of those now relocated here in the u-s. there are new details this morning about the impeachment trial for suspended brazilian president dilma rousseff. rousseff.senators finally wrapped up proceedings overnight after 14 hours of rio -- protests erupted with some turning violent between demonstrators and police. protestors oppose interim president michael temer. it's and right now in it's degrees. degrees.after the break...the one meal experts say families need to eat together every day. day.in your cbs 2 weather first forecast we have...
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it may be one of the most important things you can do with your children. children.but it's also one of the hardest to make sure happens every night. night.tara morgan shows why family dinners are more than just about eating a meal in this morning's family 411. 411. ((take pkg))((nats- opening corn))it's the tie that binds. ((take nats more food prep)) ((take vo))what this family of 7 strives for at least once a week.((take sot)) 16;54;02 "as we've grown it's a little bit more hectic it's hard to us eating dinner every single day." 54;06((take vo))the shireys fire up the kitchen stove top or grill out front. ((take sot))nats cleaning grill 17:18:00 ((take vo))to bond with their five children over food.((take sot))nats chicken on grill 18:15((take sot))17:21:19 " i want to know what happened at school what happened at practice football practice basketball practice how are grades going. 21;28 ((take vo))dr. steven matson with nationwide children's hospital --- says family dinners are a measure of how close a family is. a bond that can help children make better choices.((take sot))
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going to do and the better they resist risk behaviors. ' 09:50:32 not just substance abuse but early sexual activity and dangerous driving." 50:38 ((take vo)) matson says their peers are the other option for guidance. ((take sot))09:51:38 "if you don't have that you're kind of on you own and you get a lot more influence by your peer group((take sot))16:56;46 "we haven't had any issues with them being in any big trouble 56;52((take vo))at the shireys house, 17:37:11 'dear jesus thank together and thank you for this food. 37;14the kitchen table becomes a springboard for conversation.((take sot)) 54;28 "we told the boys we were pregnant both times around the dinner table so like big news sometimes we do that. 54;24((take sot)) 17:32:03 putting chicken on table ((take vo))it's also a chance for mom, dad and the kids to unwind.((take sot)) 58:58 "it's just a time for them to be themselves and for them to feel cared for. 59:01 ((take vo))dr. matson says making the experience hands on --- can enhance the tradition. ((take sot))09:53:32 "have them learn to cook something or do part of the celebration i think to really continuously reinforce they're your favorite people in the world. 53;44((take vo))a family ritual the shireys hope will stay with their children. ((take sot))16;58:29 "as long as you're together and you have that love and connection that's what i hope is passed
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it's and you're watching cbs 2 this morning... morning...and if y'r degrees.still to come...the 11 year anniversary this week highlighting just how much one american city has recovered
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welcome back -- it's now we're taking a look at your??????? your??????? gas prices are on the rise heading into labor day -- but numbers remain lower than in previous years. years.in fact - triple a says labor day prices at could be the lowest since 2004. right now - across the nation - a gallon of regular gas will cost you two-22.that's 6 cents higher than last week but 27 cents lower than last year.the recent price hike is being blamed on rising oil costs, recent weather issues in the u- s gulf coast and the potential for tropical storms. after four years of negotiations, pilots for southwest airlines could finally be getting the pay raise they've been demanding. demanding.the union for the
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tentative deal giving pilots better contracts -- with retroactive pay raises back to 2013.the deal comes after pilots picketed at a dallas airport last week -- but it's not a done deal yet.the union will meet to review the offer in mid-september. apple fans get ready,the next iphone will likely be revealed next week. week.the tech company has set next wednesday -- september 7-th as the date of its annual product launch event.that's when the company will likely show off the i-phone 7.tech experts expe announce the official release dates for i-o-s 10 as well. in wearable tech -- fit bit has announced two new devices. the question is if these upgrades will have the same appeal to consumers. consumers.the charge two is the follow up to fit bit's best selling device - the charge.it is full of health and fitness apps and costs 149 dollars.the device will hit shelves later this month.the flex 2 - is waterproof, so you can wear it into the pool or shower.it starts at 99 bucks
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two women in houston have come up with an interesting way to deal with bad drivers...they flash them...with flash cards... cards...deedee jones and holly seltz carpool to work each day. and they decided to take matters into their own hands when it comes to dealing with people who should be looking at the road but are looking elsewhere they've been holding up flash cards with messages like "hang up the phone and drive" and "your blinker is on."the women say they hope their signs aren't a distraction, they hope drivers read them and change their behavior.the say they've received of reaction you can think of
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it's right now it's degrees in just ahead...the latest developments about what it takes to fly a drone in the united states. states.in your cbs 2 weather first forecast we have...
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i'm chuck grassley, and i approve this message. two thousand and nine, the state budget was in shambles. spending was slashed ten percent. jobs eliminated. salary cuts. unpaid leave. the governor, auditor and secretary of agriculture but, lieutenant govenor patty judge refused to cut her hundred and three thousand dollar salary by even a penny.
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here's a look at some of eastern iowa's top stories -- on this morning... the iowa city -- before the iowa hawkeyes open the 2016 college football season this saturday. before that -- crews are cleaning up kinnick stadium after the weekend's back porch revival.it was the first ever concert at kinnick -- and cranes hauled out all the heavy equipment so crews could get the stadium ready for the home opener against miami of ohio. concert organizers are calling it a huge success.nearly 50- thousand people packed the stadium to hear a number of
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eastern iowa native ashton kutcher and former hawkeye and n-f-l great dallas clark were both also on stage.kutcher and clark recently launched the native fund charity.saturday night's concert raised money to help iowans help ?other? iowans. cleanup is now complete after another big event in cedar rapids.the second annual farmers market after dark brought in tens-of-thousands of people.the metro economic alliance estimates as many as 30-thousand hit the streets of downtown cedar night.participating vendors filled nearly 20 city blocks with goods, food and produce. the world is mourning the loss of an american icon this morning.gene wilder passed away on sunday. the actor graduated from the university of iowa in 19-55. john blackstone takes a look at wilder's inspiring career.
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personaa&gene wilder gave life to a long list of hilariousa&and hysterical characters. from the mad scientist in young frankensteina&nat: "no no. it's fronken-shteen".(track) 3--to the neurotic would-be con man in "the producers". (sot "the producers")(zero) what is that?(gene) it's nothing.(zero) if it's nothing why can't i see it?(gene) my blanket, my blue blanket, gimme my blue blanket! (track)that role earned him an oscar nomination for best supporting actor. he was also nominated for writing the screenplay for young frankenstein along with his frequent collaborator director mel brook. together they took blazing saddles where no western had gone before.(sot blazing saddles)(sot gene wilder)(2040 gene wilder feed) (20 46 03) i don't want to say this the wrong way. i'm okay as an actor. but i'm a very good re-actor. (track)5--he could be depended on to deliver the unexpected. (quick nat - willy wonka)(gene
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6--wilder was not the first actor considered for the starring role in willy wonka and the chocolate factory when the film was made in 1971. fred astaire was reportedly in the running. but today it seems hard to imagine anyone else in what has become a children's classic.(sot clip "willy wonka and the chocolate factory")(wilder singing)"in a world of pure imagination..." (sot gene wilder)(2040 gene wilder feed)(20 55 09) i didn't want to do hamlet or macbeth. i wanted to do comedy. but i wanted it to be real. but you can be real and huge at the same time.(track) 7--he had huge success in series of collaborations with... richard pryor.(sot "silver streak")(pryor) that's right, that's right, we're bad. (sot gene wilder)(2050 ny gene wilder)(21 01 41) there was a chemistry with richard that i di and he certainly didn't know was gonna happen. but it happened.quick nat "hanky panky" with gilda radnor(track) 8--the on-screen chemistry with comedian gilda radner continued off-screen. they were married from 1984 until her death from ovarian cancer five years later. he became actively involved in raising cancer awareness, helping found the gilda radnor ovarian cancer detection center, as well as gilda's club. (track) 9- but as he told cbs sunday morning in 2005... gene wilder lived a life with no regrets. (sot gene wilder)(c0001 ingest item)(20 48 27) no, i'm very happy where i am. i don't want to change anything.jb cbs
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