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we see about a 30% decrease in our pay -- from that.)) )) kirsten joyce
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upset with their ridesharing company. the reason.. they say uber is costing them money. plus. ((brandon marshall: vegas i love you i did this for you i brought it home )) ((brian loftus)) > las vegas' own brandon marshall.. wins big at the super bowl! we'll hear from him.. on last night's game.. and see.. some of the highlights./// ((sherry swensk)) > and it was a super warm super bowl sunday.. and the temperatures keep rising. wait til you see the spring like numbers for your work week./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) and i'm brian loftus. this morning... the denver broncos are waking up.. world champs. ((kirsten joyce they were the underdogs going in.. but proved... they were there to play. the broncos offense exploded early... but the defense was the star.. in fact.. linebaker von miller was named the game m-v-p. he recorded six tackles... 2 and half sacks.. two hurries... two forced fumbles..
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carolina panthers. ((von miller: its a great game, i'm happy for all my teammates, i'm happy for all those guys. )) ((kirsten joyce)) quarterback peyton manning became the first starting q-b to win a superbowl with two different teams. this was the bronco's third big game win./// ((brian loftus)) > one of las vegas' own will be proud to rock his super bowl ring. brandon marshall went to cimmaron high school.. he spoke with chris maathius after the game.. about how the defense won the game. ((brandon marshall/ linebacker for broncos/ went to cimmaron hs:yeah people don't talk about defense they want to talk about offense , offense this offense that naw man defense won the championship that's why we're here we have the best defense we schemed well we did all the right things and in the two weeks of preparations we did all the right things that we needed to do we've been dominating teams all year ))
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marshall went on to u-n-r and spent 4 years playing for the wolfpack./// ((kirsten joyce)) > one lucky valley resident had a super bowl victory yesterday! we're talking about the winner... for the 8 news now super bowl contest! ((sherry swensk)) we want to congratulate diana anderson of las vegas... for winning 25-hundred dollars! ((brian loftus)) we tried calling her, but no answer. so diana, if you're watching... you'll be getting a call from channel 8 later today. /// sherry how's the weather today?
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places. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > police are searching for the driver.. who crashed into a 2-year- old... who was riding her scooter. it happened last night near lake mead and pecos in north las vegas. little evelyn green's family says she was on the scooter with her brother... when a van jumped a curb... and hit her. ((((vickie davis/mother: i grabbed her and i was like evelyn. i can feel her breathing and she was like looking at my her eyes were rolling in the back of her head and i was yelling someone help me there was a lot of people there and i remember the guy walking up to me. he was saying i'm sorry i'm sorry.")) ((kirsten joyce)) evelyn's mother said moments
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she claims he smelled like he'd been drinking. the family called for an ambulance.. showed up. a neighbor then drove the 2-year-old to the hospital.. where she was pronounced dead. police say the male driver was in a white windowless van. if you know anything, police want you to call crimestoppers. if you're looking to help the family. they've created a go-fund-me account.. to help pay for funeral expenses. we've got as link to that on las vegas now dot com./// ((brian loftus)) > metro police are investigating another deadly crash. this one.. happened off bradly road... near decatur and the 2-15. investigators say a honda motorcycle was speeding towards an intersection.. when it crashed into a car. the motorcycle driver died. the two people inside the car had only minor injuries. this crash is the 12-th deadly accident in metro's jurisdiction this year./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor no crashes on i-15 near tropicana.
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us 95 remains closed for construction. it will closed through about april as crews work to expand the roadway. cones coming to the south beltway. i'll talk about what's going on in my next report. < > < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > uber drivers here in las vegas.. aren't too happy with their ridesharing company. ((brian loftus)) it comes as drivers around the country.. are protesting.. rate cuts.. for passengers. ((kirsten joyce)) 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live.. with how much it's affecting
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((kirsten joyce)) > getting nevadans.. back to work. ((brian loftus)) the massive grant.. aimed at preparing locals.. for high paying careers. plus.. trouble on the high seas.. the rough waters.. say.. they suffered through. ((brian loftus)) these cones came out of nowhere
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going on. demetria has the answers in
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morning.. twitter.. facebook.. all the social media platforms
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bowl's half-time show. it started with several songs performed by the rock band coldplay. ((ohhhhhh, woahhhhh, i used to rule the world, seize the rights when i gave the world )) coldplay kicked it off with "viva la vida".. and sang a few more tunes.. before... handing over the mic.. to the band's first special guest. ((bruno mars: i'm too hot, hot damn, call the police and the fireman )) super bowl 2014 performer bruno sang his iconic hit "uptown funk" and really got the crowd going. then.. he tossed it over to a drumline.. who helped introduce 2013's super bowl performer.. beyonce. ((beyonce: ok ladies lets get in formation, ok ladies let's get in formation )) queen bey performed her new song
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with the other 2 headliners.. to close out the show.. with a tribute to past year's performances.
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((brian loftus)) > today.. b-l-m agents will be in ely.. to round up about 100 wild horses. the horses are wild.. and are living on both public and private lands. the round up will take between 4 and 6 days. the horses will be transported to utah where they will go up for adoption. ((kirsten joyce)) > the state is getting more than a half a million dollars in grants.. to prepare nevadans for high-paying science and technology jobs. the governor's office of science, innovation and
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thousand dollars in stem grants this month. the college of southern nevada is one of six who will received money. it's getting 150 thousand dollars to create a new associates degree in cyber security. the program's being developed with data center giant switch. it will cover a variety of subjects including ethical hacking./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor no delays on the south beltway, but those who take eastbound 215 the county will be closing one lane between mccarran and warm springs for construction. this will be in effect through next spring. < >
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((kirsten joyce)) > passengers on board a royal caribbean cruise ship.. hit some rough seas over the weekend. check out this video from on guest on board the anthem of the seas. a storm.. caused high winds and rough water while the ship was headed to port canaveral florida. the seas were so rough.. bottles flew off tables... and furniture tossed around the ship's bars. the anthem of the seas did safety arrive at port. there were no reported injuries./// ((kirsten joyce)) > it's a health problem.. many don't worry about until they are older. ((brian loftus)) why doctors say you may want to get your cholestrol checked.. earlier.. than you think./// ((kirsten joyce)) > we give away exciting prize packs to lucky viewers on our 8 news now facebook page. here are the details.///
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praised as one of america's best mayors who governed as a pragmatist. a practical and successful legislator, bernie sanders passed more roll-call amendments in a republican congress than any other member, primary care access for millions of americans, protected social security,
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to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders -- a consistent, principled, and effective leader. building a future to believe in. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. think about the dangers of having high cholesterol until we hit middle age, but new studies are showing that young adults should be thinking about their cholesterol levels early....... to ward off dangerous heart disease, later. ((brian loftus)) adam mccoy has the details in today's health minute.
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nelson was very surprised when her doctor gave her some unwanted and very unexpected news. (nicole diaz/cholesterol patient) i found out i had high cholesterol about two years ago i was completely shocked because i was in my mid twenties and i had been vegetarian for a long time. and she's lucky she found out as early as she did because recent studies are showing that having high cholesterol early on can put you at a much greater risk for having heart problems when you're older. (dr. ann marie navar/cardiology fellow duke university) so specifically for every 10 years a person has high cholesterol by the time they are 55 their future risk of heart disease was increased about a third. the american heart association the american college of cardiology do recommend screening early adults screening young adults for high cholesterol and then repeat screenings every five years if risk factors change. diet and exercise are the main lifestyle changes that can be made at any age, but for those with very high levels of cholesterol - medicine might be
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for health minute, i'm adam mccoy ((brian loftus)) your doctor can test your cholesterol levels during your regular check ups. but also many local drug stores offer these tests for free or for a low cost as part of health screening events during the year./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor > sue says, "there are lots of cones and equipment at fort apache rd. and blue diamond rd. will they be placing a light there?" sue, ndot plans to install signals on blue diamond at fort apache and el capitan this summer. the work you're seeing right now is related to a county sewer project. traffic on fort apache has been shifted to the west half of the street. work is expected to last through the end of the month. you'll see crews working monday through friday between 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now
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back to you. ((brian loftus)) > cutting down your debt.. in just months! ((kirsten joyce)) michelle mortensen goes on your side.. that can get you..
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> the fight over solar.. rages on. the decision that could come down today.. to cut some customers' rates. > plus. primary.. in the presidential election. candidates.. from the campaign trail. brian loftus > and its the reason many of you watched the super bowl. a look at some of the best commercials of the night./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus >
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waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. today.. the fight over solar power.. heads back to the public utilities commission. ((brian loftus)) the p-u-c is set to decide.. if existing solar customers will have to pay the new net metering rates. n-v energy proposed grandfathering in customers.. who installed their systems or applied for one by september 10th of last year. this all comes after the p-u-c approved n-v energy's 40 percent rate hike for residential solar./// ((brian loftus)) > it's the last day for presidential candidates to make their case to new hampshire voters. ((kirsten joyce)) tomorrow is the first primary in the nation. weija jiang just filed this report.. from manchester new hampshire. (pkg) weija jiang just one day before the new hampshire primary -- donald trump is hoping to stay ahead of his fellow republican rivals...and secure a win on tuesday: (donald trump) "i'm 40 million dollars under budget, and i'm number one in the polls, alright." -(marco rubio) we're going to win new hampshire in the general election, and we are going to
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weija jiang following a less than stellar debate performance over the weekend -- marco rubio remains locked in fierce battle for second place in the granite state -- between ted cruz, jeb bush and john kasich ( hillary clinton flint, mi) "i know i've got an uphill climb. weija jiang as hillary clinton steadily closes the gap with bernie sanders...her husband, former president bill clinton took sanders to task for so-called sexist and inaccurate remarks against his wife: ( bill clinton) "when you're making a revolution you can't be too careful with the facts," weija are known for making a decision at the very last minute. with so many still undecided -- the outcome in tomorrow's first in the nation primary remains weijia jiang cbs news manchester, new hampshire. ((kirsten joyce)) snow is in the forecast in new hampshire on primary day, but its effect on voter turnout is expected to be minimal./// weekend.. the republican presidential candidates faced off... but the debate.. check it out. ((martha raddatz: doctor ben
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ted cruz )) unfortunately. .. carson didn't go out.. then.. donald trump.. stayed behind carson... and didn't go on stage until after the announcements were over. in fact.. david muir and martha raddatz.. who were moderating the debate.. didn't know they weren't on stage! carson later stated he couldn't hea.. and blamed the botched intro on
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk what a great weekend and a super sunday as we warmed up quickly through the weekend. 61 degrees on saturday and then another ten degrees yesterday.
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some areas around southern nevada have breezy winds, but not out west looking from our red rock casino camera. it is very calm out there. and temps are still very mild ... in the 40s and even 50s. but winds will be bumpier along the river today. .............. today another very warm day about 10 degrees above normal. highs hit 70 so kids, i think shorts for school this week will be the wardrobe. enoy. we'll check the warmer numbers coming in your full weather now forecast.///
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demetria obilor starting with an injury crash on lake mead, east of rampart in summerlin...not too far from the meadows school. use cheyenne as an alternate. < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > china rang in the year of the monkey with plenty of fireworks... to celebrate the chinese new year. the fireworks are a way to ward off bad spirits... and bring in good fortune. and today, several properties on the strip... will be celebrating the new year.
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their chinese new year display will stay up through march 12-th. /// ((kirsten joyce)) > helping your family.. get out of debt. ((brian loftus)) in just minutes.. michelle mortensen shows you.. how to cut down on how much you owe.. in just a matter of months. plus, ((michael stevens)) michael stevens is live with why
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brian loftus > uber drivers in the valley are working harder... after the company cut rates by 30-percent. kirsten joyce passengers say they're happy about it... but as 8 news now reporter michael stevens found out... with the move. good morning michael? brian, kirsten... the prices were slashed back in december -- and the company says
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customers... local drivers say... the change in rates helped in the beginning... but in recent weeks, business has slowed down... causing them to drive more to make the same amount they did in the past. two weeks ago... the same thing happened in new york city. drivers protested after they say the company cut rates by 15- percent. local drivers say... despite all the changes drivers say you can still make good cash working for the ride- sharing company: ((kevin joy // uber driver: i realize uber is trying to get more customers. and it did seem we got a little bit of a fluxuation and got a little bit more customers -- at first but i think it might've been used becasue it was the holiday season, and they were advetising it on the application itself -- so it did seem like we got some more customers for a little while there -- but its died back down again. )) ((michael stevens)) passengers on the other hand say lowering the rates is a good thing.
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competition into the market between... ride- sharing compaines and taxi's. right now... there's no word if the ride- sharing company plans to raise its rates... to where they were before. ((brian loftus)) michael... what about other ride sharing companies? are they doing similar things when it comes to fares? ((michael stevens)) brian, kirsten... right now... there's no word if the other companies like lyft are doing similar fare adjustments. weather today? sherry swensk sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk what a spring warm-up this week... with temps well above normal by mid week. ........... let's check neighborhoods outside the valley right now. cool in some spots - especially north. .......... an extra warm week is coming and even flirting with record highs by midwekk. right now some breezy winds around southern nevada, and
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along the river today that includes lake mead. even boulder city is getting some breezy winds this morning. .............. high pressure across the west will keep temps extra mild and warm everywhere. .................. today another very warm day about 10 degrees above normal. highs hit 70 and even warmer mid 70s by the middle of the week. that's just about too warm for this time of year! valentine's day weekend will be loverly and mild. even president's day weekend may be a little too warm for typical skiing./// back to you!
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of credit card debt in 12 months or less may sound impossible...but it's not... if you have the right tools. ((kirsten joyce)) that's according to 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen. she's joining us now. . showing us what those tools are. ((michelle mortensen)) simple is right. all you really need is a snowball and a deal. let me explain with the family we're helping get out of debt this year through our debt destroyer program. drowning in debt. 8o% of americans are....and it's not for lack of trying. azalee maslow ... the youngest member of our debt destroyer family ... can relate. ((azalee: well, just one card i paid 130 in fees and 453 in interested and i would pay 55 a month )) ((michelle mortensen)) but those minimum payments never made a dent on her balance. ((azalee: those cards never go down ... why am i paying on them every months .. and i am not using them )) ((michelle mortensen)) by making
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would take azalee ... 132 months .. .or 10 years to pay off the 6 grand she owes. ((tammy: all my cards were basically paid down until towards the end of the year. )) ((michelle mortensen)) tammy's debt story is a bit different. she pays her cards down...through out the year ... but they seem to creep up as the year progresses. she owes more than three grand. if she pays just the minimum it will take her 113 months to pay it off... 9 years. but thanks to something called the snowball ... it will all be gone in 8 months. here's how. the ladies will pay a certain amount of money to debt each month. a huge chunk will go toward the lowest balance. the remaining with pay the minimums on each card. once a card is paid off. you snowball the next loweest balance. you keep going ... till they are all paid off. the financial guidance center throws in some huge incentives too. you cancel your cards ... and allow them to make the payments for you ... and they'll slash your interest rates. that's why it's their fastest and most effective debt reduction programs.
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at 6 pm for an update ... because this is real life ... reality t-v ... and things are getting real... really quickly!!! you won't want to miss it. for 8 on your side i'm michelle mortensen. ((brian loftus)) if you have a problem.. call the 8 on your side hotline at (702) 650-1907./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor storm drain work continues on decatur and sahara. work is scheduled through september. gota messy situation here in henderson. on < >
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back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > they were the big game. ((brian loftus)) after the break... we'll take a look at some of the top commercials..
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((demetria obilo ((demetria obilor)) > the broncos may have won the super bowl.. but the big winner is c-b-s. the network made millions on the big game commercials.. and some.. are going viral... like rap star drake.. who was featured in a t-mobile ad... where cell phone executives try to get him to replace the lyrics to hotline bling.. with info about their contracts. ((woman: and after going places where we don't belong, add mexico and canada are not included drake: i've said i'm from canada, but i lied. man: you know what you need to include that streaming music will include data charges butt 00:46 drake: these changes don't ruin the song at all! can we come in the box? )) ((demetria obilor)) t-mobile was taking aim at its competitors.
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streaming music or entertainment.. and offers free calling in mexico and canada. the next commercial.. features another celebrity.. and this one had me laughing.. check out christopher walken./// ((christopher: richard, there are two people in this world. these people walk through life in beige socks then there are those who expect more, exciting, they have pizzz... eventually the beige socks people get devoured by the ones that stand out. do you want to be devoured?. )) ((demetria obilor)) the commercial starts with a man looking for his beige socks in his "walk-in" closet. christopher walken tells be more exciting.. with both colorful socks.. and the new kia optima./// ((sherry swensk)) > the commercials didn't stop after the game.
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recreated a famous pepsi commercial... with supermodel cindy crawford. ((music plays, cindy can't get the soda out james corden: cindy, i'll get it. music plays. corden walks up ))
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sherry how's the weather today?
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we warmed up quickly through the weekend.... and will continue that trend through the week. .......... now some breezy winds around southern nevada, but still very mild in the 40s and 50s. a wind advisory in place along the river today. .............. a really cold storm gathering in the northern plains and blizzard conditions at times with blowing snow. ........ flooding rains in the carolinas and along the east coast today. ................... today another very warm day about 10 degrees above normal. highs hit 70 and even warmer mid 70s by the middle of the week. that's just about too warm for this time of year! valentine's day weekend will be loverly and mild. back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > international condemnation is growing following north korea's rocket launch. ((brian loftus))
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the country conducted its fourth nuclear test. although north korea claims the program is for peaceful purposes -- some nuclear experts believe the country wants to build a missile that could hit the u-s./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < > back to you!
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tickets. the reno gazette journal reports.. the more than 15 thousand tickets sold for the event.. qualify for the live entertainment tax. burning man will now have to register for the tax.. before tickets go on sale. organizers previously argued to be exempt.. stating attendees prove the entertainment... not the organization./// ((kirsten joyce)) busted cell phone? it could mean cash in your pocket. ((brian loftus)) how much apple is willing to pay.. for your broken device.
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just picked us up two breakfast croissants for four bucks, when this bear attacked. with one swipe, it devoured one of the croissants. then jack showed up and took care of the beast, so i could escape. and that's what happened to your breakfast croissant. and yours? it survived. share it with yourself. freshlycracked egg with ham and bacon,or sausage, get two breakfast croissants forfour bucks. > the markets just opened and right now, the dow is down 262 points. on friday... the dow fell 211 points. the nasdaq dropped 146 points... or 3 percent. most major asian markets are closed for the lunar new year.//
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closing its doors today from 11 am until 3 pm for a company wide meeting about food safety. sales have plunged in the wake of e coli and norovirus outbreaks. the company is laying out new safety measures... including paid sick leave for workers... so they'll stay home when they don't feel well.// ((brian loftus)) for the first time - apple is letting i phone owners trade in phones with cracked screens and broken buttons... they'll credit i phone owners up to 250 dollars. the company is looking to get more people to upgrade to newer models... as i-phone sales slowed down for the first time ever.// ((brian loftus)) > cbs' hit show "scorpion" will have a magical twist in tonight's episode. penn jillette... from the las vegas show "penn and teller" will make a special appearance tonight. but we'll have to wait and see if he does any of his famous tricks since he's playing the role of a couple's counselor. and be prepared for a lot of drama in tonight's episode.. because team scorpion has to fix a pinched gasline to prevent a massive explosion after a major earthquake. you can watch "scorpion" right here on channel 8 at 9 pm./// ((kirsten joyce)) > pizza hut
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a pizza covered in real gold... if they ordered a side of stuffed garlic knots. the special- edition pizza has 100-dollars worth of edible, 24-karat gold. it also came in a specially- designed golden box... along with a 100-dollar pizza hut gift card. /// > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now.///
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