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scale the strat > < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > kirsten joyce > good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm kirsten joyce. loftus. today... clark county school district potential break-up of the district. ((kirsten joyce)) the advisory committee is meeting this morning to talk about different ways to do it. they'll hear from several country.. as well as canada. the public is allowed to voice their opinion... the meeting takes place at the grant sawyer state office building at 9 am. last summer, governor brian sandoval signed a bill requiring a committee to study how to turn ccsd into five evenly divided school precincts before the 2018 through 2019 school year. /// ((brian loftus)) > it's a big day for the roberson location of quest academy... because officials say the charter school campus will likely close. the nevada state public charter school authority is expected to
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meeting this morning. monday.. since then.. parents have been calling us concerned... especially those who have children with special needs. some say they're disappointed in how the situation has been handled. ((trudy killman, mother: "it's kind of been sprung on us and when u have children with different abilities, transitioning them into. a new environment is very difficult and challenging and i don't believe they have allowed us enough time to do that. )) ((brian loftus)) a final decision is expected to be made at today's meeting which is being held at 9 am at the grant sawyer building./// ((sherry swensk)) > all eyes will be to the sky in pahrump this weekend.. for the balloon festival! this is video from city leaders there... showing what a balloon glow looks like at night. the pahrump balloon festival kicks off at 7 am and runs through sunday. there will be more than 20- balloons taking off ... it's free to attend.. tethered balloon rides are just
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk calm winds and mild temps... pahrump on the other side of the spring mountains from las vegas. temps dropping to the 50s around the valley and some 40s. a nice weekend for hot air ballooning! .......... clear skies all night. it's been calm and will stay that way through the day and
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haze. .... the air is also staying very dry and that will continue.... even with some high clouds moving in through the weekend - especially tomorrow. .......... temps will increase a little more today - with highs in the upper 70s. that is more than ten degrees above normal... then near 80 by the weekend./// back to you! ((brian loftus)) > metro police
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string of violent crimes. ((kirsten joyce)) > the latest was at 8-pm near washington and jones. one person was hurt in a drive- by shooting. the victim was taken to u-m-c./// ((brian loftus)) just before 8.. metro says someone was shot in the leg in a room in the suites on boulder highway. investigators say it was a domestic incident and the victim and suspect knew eachother./// ((kirsten joyce)) police are investigating a shooting near cambridge and twain... right near the boys and girls club. the victim was taken to sunrise hospital. police don't think the shooting was random./// ((brian loftus)) > and at 3-pm... two property managers were checking out the home they managed.. after getting a call someone was inside. when they got there... they got into a fight with the stranger.. at at one point.. one of the property managers shot the suspect.. killing him. police haven't said if the
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demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor accident on o'bannon drive near decatur. o'bannon is just north of sahara. one person is having car problems in the spaghetti bowl area on i- 15 south, just south of us 95. < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > a family kicked off a plane because of a little boy's allergies.. ((kirsten joyce)) and to make matters worse.. his father is terminally ill... the reaction after being told to leave. ((brian loftus)) > and.. more cones in henderson
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on along galleria drive, coming
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way up.. way up.. to get to the top of the stratosphere.. in fact, it's the highest building west of the mississippi! brian loftus so can you imagine running all 108 floors to the top??? that's exactly what more than 600 people will be doing this weekend. kirsten joyce 8 news now... as well as the american lung association is hosting sunday's "scale the strat." 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live with a preview... and quite the view! hey michael? on sunday, february 28, 2016 more than 600 athletes of all abilities - elite to novice - will run or walk all 1,455 steps
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stratosphere tower in las vegas, with the goal of raising money for the american lung association in nevada's mission
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registration is now open for scale the strat, a fight for air climb, on sunday, february 28, 2016 at www.scalethest sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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back to the spring drill... and that means allergies are in full swing with trees in bloom. ........... i noticed all along jones the white pear trees blooming. ............ ridge of high pressure along the west for warm weather. el nino has helped build a big ridge over the west and that has helped keep well above normal and record temps across the desert and southern california through the winter... intead of the extra rains and flooding that was anticipated. ............ but the east has seen severe weather and will get a break today, more warm weather coming for the west this weekend.
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((brian loftus)) > new this morning.. kansas police say the factory worker was served a 'protection from abuse' order... shortly before he went on a deadly shooting spree. this happened yesterday near wichita.. at least 4 people were killed-- including the gunman... 14 others were injured. investigators tell cbs news 38- year- old cedric ford shot the victims at three separate locations.. including his workplace... before he was killed in a shootout with police. while recovering in the hospital... one of the survivors talked about the moment he was shot: (((jesus fierros/victim ) people were just running saying somebody was shooting and next thing you know i felt i got hit in the leg and that's when i turned and started running" )) ((brian loftus)) at last check.. 5 of the shooting victims were in critical condition. the atf and fbi are now helping with the investigation.///
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an emotional reunion between a husband and wife after the shooting.. captured on live television: (( jennifer: he said he's okay. he did say somebody next to him got shot. oh my god! oh my god! reporter: you can come in here. crying)) jennifer trujilo said she was just in a nightmare.. since he was next to someone who got shot. but as you can see.. tears just started flowing.. the moment she saw her husband and knew he was okay./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a little boy's allergy got him.. and his family forced off a flight. the 7-year-old arizona boy was on an allegiant airlines flight to washington state.. when a dog boarded the plane. the boy started scratching from head to toe. the allergic reaction delayed the flight.. then the crew suggested having him board another plane. the family understood completely, but what really upset them was the big group of passengers that started cheering
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((giovanni roman: i remember the people clapping when we got off giovanni's mom:all we want is for people to be nice, the world would be just a better place )) ((kirsten joyce)) cancer.. they were trying to go on a final family vacation. other passengers on the plane took to facebook to write they were horrified by the other passengers. allegiant has also apologized and rebooked their travel./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < >
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((brian loftus)) > our "what's cool at school" segment this morning... covering a "career day" at frias elementary... has been pushed to next friday, march 4th. unfortunately, we are experiencing a technical glitch with our "cool at school" voting page. right now, you can't vote for the two previous segments... but we're working on the problem so western high, wallin elementary and frias elementary fans.. you will still get to vote. we hope to have the issue
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((brian loftus)) > hanging pictures can be a nightmare.. but not anymore at least.. according to a new product. ((kirsten joyce)) but does it work? michelle mortensens puts the "level hanger" to the test. > and it's time for today's facebook contest. register to win on our facebook
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pictures perfectly straight will never be a challenge again ... according to the makers of a new product called level hangers. ((brian loftus)) and it's made right here in nevada. 8 on your side's michelle mortensen got a little help in today's try it before you buy it.... from a voice you may also spend your morning's with. ((hanging pictures is a nightmare .. first it's too high .. then it's too low ... first it's too high .. then it's too low ... and look at all those nail holes. )) but that nightmare is over according the makers of level hangers. they claim these brackets will make picture hanging down right easy. and a little birdie told me this guy ... chet buchanan of chet buchanan
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was in dire need of some picture hanging help. ((i can kind of see from your office that we do need to do a little something with the walls yeah a little something with the walls )) ((chet: you know what brittany brittany needs to be in a place of prominence brittany needs to be somewhere where all can see )) so to make that happen .. we get to work. ((well let's open this sucker up and read the directions are you a directions guy? (uh huh) you are oh good (absolutely) see not everyone is a directions guy )) but reading the directions ((chet: okay so read the directions okay install bracket on frame position frame bracket oh boy a lot of jargon here )) didn't help much ((michelle: prostrate holes with an "all" (with an "all") what's an all? chet: no it's you have to put a little punch in there they want you to put a little punch (oh with what) you know what i'm willing to say right now that this may not be the easiest way to do this (laughing) )) but we pressed on ..... and eventually ... won't say how long it took ... we got that bracket on the
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and moved on to step 2 ... the wall ... find a stud? no .. it's less than 20 lbs .. we could do the knocking thing .. but i don't even know what that means? )) evidently ... a hollow sound means no stud ... and now you know. (( do we want it eye level -- closer to the door chet: yeah right where the electric will be running that's good let's pound a metal piece into where the (okay don't ask) and things just go downhill from there ... ((oh this hammer is the worst .. is it the hammer?... you know ... laughs )) yeah the hammer wasn't the problem ... it was us. ((i thought we were going to come in a blop three minutes and out and we've been here 4 hours )) ((michelle mortensen)) we never did get that picture up
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and i i can't say for sure whether the problem was the product .. or me and chet. ... level hangers are 10 bucks on amazon. with 8 on your side, i'm michelle mortensen./// ((brian loftus)) if you have a consumer problem.. to try.. call her on the hotline at (702) 650-1907./// demetria, what's driving people crazy? demetria obilor a concerned resident says, "there's a lot of construction happening on gibson road right now. crews are building the new hospital between boulder highway and galleria drive. this is a very busy area." construction happening in this area is part of the henderson hospital construction. the city of henderson says crews are installing a drainage culvert from boulder highway to just past gibson road. this is a developing area, with homes nearby and the cowabunga bay water park.
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not a city project, but its public works department expects work to be completed by the end of may. the hospital is set to open this fall, right in union village off us 95 and galleria drive. hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. back to you. ((kirsten joyce)) > homework is a part of going to school... ((brian loftus)) but there is a new argument...
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200 million dollars you know where donald trump would be right now selling watches in manhattan... )) brian loftus > fighting for the spotlight. the attacks donald trump felt.. from marco rubio and ted cruz. kirsten joyce > plus.. j-c penney's.. taking a little inspiration from its name for its next sale. ((michael stevens))
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scale the strat > < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > brian loftus > good morning and > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm brian loftus. kirsten joyce i'm kirsten joyce. governor sandoval , making national headlines... after it was announced he's one of the candidates who could possibly fill the vacant supreme court seat. ((brian loftus)) but he has quickly put an end to all speculation. sandoval notified the white house that he does not wish to be considered -- at this time -- for a possible nomination. the nevada governor did say he was grateful to have even been mentioned. president obama has not sent a nomination to the senate./// ((kirsten joyce)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters for all things
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stage one last time.. ahead of next week's critical.... super tuesday. just like past debates.. things got pretty heated last night in houston. this fiery exchange on healthcare was one of the most tweeted moments of the night: ((( trump) the biggest thing we got and the reason we have no competition is because we have lines around the state. (rubio) so that's the plan? just the lines? the fact that we have interstate competition? (trump) the nice part of the plan is that you'll have many different plans (rubio) he's just repeating himself )) ((kirsten joyce)) then, the attacks between trump and ted cruz got personal... when trump called the senator a quote "basket case." but as the top three contenders went head to head...the two lower polling kasich, struggled to gain the spotlight. ((carson: can someone attack me please? kasich: wolf, wolf, cheers )) ((kirsten joyce)) close to 600 delegates are up for grabs in next week's super tuesday contests. that's nearly half the total needed to clinch the nomination./// ((brian loftus)) > on the democratic side... voters will make their voice carolina's primary. a recent poll shows hillary
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among black and hispanic voters... nearly 2 to 1. sanders campaigned in chicago last night. he took jabs at clinton... over her vote for the war in iraq and campaign finances./// ((brian loftus)) > 8 news now is your local election headquarters... for everything and anything in this election year... both on air and online at las vegas now dot com./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
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temps dropping to the 50s around the valley and 40s. the sun is up and earlier. .......... clear skies all night. it's been calm and will stay that way through the day and that could lead to a little haze. .... the air is also staying very dry and that will continue.... even with some high clouds moving in through the weekend - especially tomorrow. .......... temps will increase a little more today - with highs in the upper 70s. that is more than ten degrees above normal... then near 80 by the weekend.///
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brian loftus > runners and walkers... will head up all 1- hundred and 8- floors of the stratosphere... for a good cause. kirsten joyce 8 news now... along with the american lung association is sponsoring "scale the strat" on sunday. michael stevens is live there this morning... to tell us all about it. good morning michael? on sunday, february 28, 2016 more than 600 athletes of all abilities - elite to novice - will run or walk all 1,455 steps to the 108th floor of stratosphere tower in las vegas, with the goal of raising money
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association in nevada's mission of preventing lung disease and promoting lung health. registration is now open for scale the strat, a fight for air
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february 28, 2016 at
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demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor no freeway crashes in the valley right now. out here in ehnderson, where you're dealing with some lane shifts because of the stephanie street road and bridge project. the bridge is closed. set to reopen in april. those taking boulder highway this morning will want to watch out for metro and nhp out between broadbent/gibso n to tropicana enforcing the new 45 mile per hour speed limit. this is just one change coming
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highway to make the area safer. < > back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > sometimes.. kids have so much homework.. it feels like their backpack weighs 100 pounds! ((brian loftus)) but when does it become too much? experts weigh in .. on the max amount of school work children should be doing at home each night. ((kirsten joyce)) > plus... the mob museum is making moves these next few days.. the several new exhibits they're
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where the sheriff is talking about yesterday's deadly shooting spree that killed 3 people. he just officially identified the man who attacked kansas factory where he worked as
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((brian loftus)) > brian loftus here with michelle mortensen and 8 on your side, so many people budget for prescription drugs, and all of a sudden it can be choosing between groceries and prescriptions drugs when they get out of control. ((michelle mortensen)) absolutely. the price of prescription drugs has been growing increasingly. over the past several years. lots of reasons for that, but how do you cut down the cost? well i found it really depends on where you go to pick them up. and not all pharmacies are created equal at all. some charge way more, some charge way less. and get this, the one you go to, might be charging you more, based on its zip code. location matters. i'll tell you how to get through all of it, and get the cheapest prescription drugs possible. ((brian loftus)) that's the key word right there, the cheapest. especially, they need to take them everyday. that information on 8 on your side with michelle mortensen and that airs? ((michelle mortensen)) tonight at 11. ((brian loftus)) we'll see you /// ((kirsten joyce)) > the mob museum has highlighted all sorts of mafioso men.. breed of crook. ((sherry swensk)) one word: "heisenberg." the mob museum is unveiling its
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display tonight. it's based off amc's hit show starring bryan cranston as walter white... a chemistry teacher turned meth cook and dealer. you can check out the infamous yellow hazmat suit, along with gas masks and a rubber apron used in the series. museum leaders say "breaking bad" effectively dramatized organized crime.. in today's drug trade./// ((kirsten joyce)) > the mob museum is also putting the final touches on its "ex chapo" exhibit.. which goes on display next tuesday. it is temporary, no word on how long it will be available. it will feature a scale model of the mexican prison el chapo escaped from.. and the tunnels tracing his route to freedom. it will also depict el chapo's interview on the lam with actor sean penn. the mexican drug lord escaped last year.. and wasn't captured until
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sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk it's a little cooler up on the top of the strat this morning... about a thousand feet above the valley floor. ............ calm winds and a warm springlike day coming for your last friday of february... which has felt a lot more like april. ........ it's a great day to head to mt. charleston and take a hike or do a picnic... or out to lake mead with the lighter winds. ............ don't forget about our ski report on las vegas now dot com to plan your ski weekend or week before the winter season is over.
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demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor no delays getting to no delays getting to mccarran this morning. lots of construction happening near the mccarran exit as part
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no delays on us 95 at rainbow. < > < > back to you! ((brian loftus)) > nowadays.. we might think pennies are worthless.. but not anymore! ((kirsten joyce)) jcpenny's is taking a little inspiration from its name for
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> many parents and educators are resigned to the idea that homework is just part of learning and succeeding at school. ((kirsten joyce)) but when does it become too much? jamie yuccas explores the great homework debate. frania corniel's living room is now set up as a classroom. two years ago the new yorker started homeschooling her sons and niece. it was olivia's workload in kindergarten that drove the change. (frania corniel/home schools) every day she had to do reading, phonics, writing word math (is holding big packet flipping
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hard and i didn't like to do homework (bridge: jamie yuccas/bronx, n.y.) when children have too much homework many argue kids don't have time to be kids. (howard) you want to help kids to manage their time well. dr. jamie howard is a clinical psychologist with the child mind institute. she says younger children should get no more than 20 minutes of homework a day. that's in line with the national pta's recommendation of 10 to 20 minutes per night in the first grade, and an additional 10 minutes per grade level after that. by twelfth grade, that's 120 minutes per night. (dr. jamie howard/child mind institute) their attention span is short and they need to excel at other things, they need to be making and keeping friends and spending time with their families corniel agrees - with the time they save on homework, her kids learn life skills. (frania) they expose themselves to other things like museums, the park, swimming and music lessons. so her kids can enjoy being kids. jy, cbs news, bronx, new york
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masters degree in education, she says she is prepared to teach the children through high school./// ((demetria obilor)) > next time you see a penny on the floor.. you might want to pick it up! because jc penney is taking a little inspiration from its name for its next sale. the department store began trending... after it announced its new campaign, "get your penney's worth." starting this spring, jc penney will sell some of its brands at just 1 cent... some others will be buy one get one for a penny. the idea is to help customers discover jc penney's store brands./// . sherry how's the weather today?
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calm winds and mild temps... and a great morning for hot air ballooning! looking southwest from our red rock camera. ....... i want to say thank you to the 8th graders at las vegas day school and teacher cheryl schwartz who invited me out this
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working in television. we had a great time together! .................. the air is also staying very dry and that will continue.... even with some high clouds moving in through the weekend - especially tomorrow. this will be the last weekend of the winter watering schedule... next week march starts the spring schedule of 3 assigned days a week. .......... temps will increase a little more today - with highs in the upper 70s. that is more than ten degrees above normal... then near 80 by the weekend./// demetria, how are the roads this morning?
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friday of february! and we've had a fun week.. brian loftus let's take a look at our brighter moments. ((sherry swensk)) do you think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? well nasa received a record 18- thousand applications
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program the claustraphobia would be hard, but i always thought about the taking off and what that must feel like against your body. like how many g's do you pull when you're blasting off in the shuttle? ((brian loftus)) i don't know g. ((all three laugh)) ((kirsten joyce)) forget the smartphones and tablets, a man in iowa is promoting family fun with the flick of finger man: i did come across a video that had kids playing somewhere with nails a quarter, goal, and i thought i can probably make that better and wanted to make it for my son ((kirsten joyce)) i like the card games, and operation, ee ee! i'm not very good at that. i think i killed my patient why you like that game if its ((kirsten joyce)) it's challenging ((brian loftus)) old steady hands over here ((sherry swensk)) she likes the electrical shock, eeee! ((brian
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later, it is national margarita day! ((kirsten joyce)) cadillac margarita with dinner, some chips and guacamole! ((sherry swensk)) makes me want to go straight to key west lets go. ((brian loftus)) makes me think of my honeymoon in mexico. i think at some point we had some water ((kirsten joyce)) maybe when you went in the ocean ((sherry swensk)) yea when you jumped in the ocean, and even that was lined with salt (laughter) ((demetria obilor)) a special kitten is getting lots of attention after being left in a donation box woman: i think she's movie star potential with that look, or at least the next internet super sensation ((brian loftus)) that could be sherry's cat and here's why. she loves cats. and that is the tom selleck of cats right there. with that stash... that is the tom selleck ((sherry
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i'd name her commissioner, after tom selleck in blue bloods commissioner frank. commissioner frank > thanks for joining us. "c-b-s this morning" starts right now./// . good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, february 26th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." marco rubio and ted cruz tear into donald trump in the final debate before super tuesday.
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a gunman storms a kansas factory killing coworkers. and spike lee is in studio 57. we'll talk about the oscar backlash and creating change in hollywood. your world in 90 seconds. i seen the guy pull up and popped out with ak-47. a deadly shooting spree in kansas. >> we recently stopped shooting because that officer stopped the shooter. it was a good debate if you like the roman coliseum. >> when i was leading the fight against the gang of eight, where was donald? he was firing dennis rodman on celebrity apprentice. >> no, no, no. >> i know you're embarrassed.


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