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good friday evening. thank you so much for joining us for friends at 5:00. i am darci strickland. >> and i am andrea mock. the primary is tomorrow but many in the midlands still have not made up their minds who they will be voting for, hillary clinton, bernie sanders or a republican. some say it will be a last minute decision, like emily sheer, who says there are aspects to each candidate she likes, but there are also things she doesn't like. >> there is a little bit of a
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but there are serious things going on with her i can't stand behind. sanders seems out there, as well. it is a hard call on that. >> well, to find out where need to go to vote tomorrow, you can go to our website at keep in mind if you voted last week, you cannot vote this week. tomorrow south carolina will choose who they think should win the democratic presidential nomination. both candidates were in orangeburg and are still in orangeburg at this hour campaigning. we are going to bring you sound from that event coming up a little later on on wltx. but hillary clinton held a forum at south carolina state university at about 3:00 this afternoon. this video, though, is from her earlier campaign stop in atlanta. then also today from former
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supporting his wife, as well and chelsea was out in a rally speaking to a group of college democrats supporting her mom. well, part of the operation get out to vote is hosting a event here in columbus. today -- columbia. today new jersey governor chris christie endorsed trump. and donald trump sent off a text from his closest rival, marco rubio and ted cruz, but trump surprised them with his own bit of news. we have weijia jiang with more from the white house. >> i proudly say i endorse donald trump for president of the united states. >> reporter: former gop presidential candidate chris christie endorsed donald trump, saying he is the only one who can defeat the democrats. >> who is the best person to stop hillary clinton from ever getting inside the white house again, this is the best person to do that. >> reporter: ted cruz found out
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campaign stop in nashville, clearly stunned. >> this decision will be made by the voters on super tuesday. >> what we are dealing with here, my friends, is a con artist. >> reporter: marco rubio has been attacking trump since thursday night's debate but the billionaire fought back. >> once a choker, always a choker. it never, ever changes. >> reporter: the republicans have their sights set on super tuesday but the democrats have to make it through the south carolina primary, firsrs hillary clinton is expected to easily win the palmetto state on saturday and she is already campaigning in georgia where early voting for tuesday has begun. >> super tuesday, the primary year in georgia will be so consequential. >> reporter: rival, bernie sanders, met with tribal leaders and steel workers in minnesota before heading back to south carolina. weijia jiang, cbs news, the white house. >> donald trump says it is too
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would consider christie for a running made. and polling stations within the town of lexington tomorrow will be different for some voters. they only have a few locations open tomorrow. you can see that list here on your screen. if you need to find your polling location, you can look it up on or website at >>and for complete coverage of the democratic primary, you can head to our website at and click on primaries for full coverage under the headlines. on saturday we will be on the air bringing you all the results as they come in. you can join me tomorrow morning starting at 8:00 a.m. and continue our coverage throughout the rest of the day. it is setting up to be a nice weekend. today we saw nothing but sunshine across the area. even the clouds in the mountains have been diminishing but it has still been cool
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56 in augusta currently. 49 in charlotte. and in asheville right now they are at 39 degrees. in columbia we are at 57 degrees. winds are still from the west at 12 miles per hour. the air mass is dry. for toninit we expect near calm conditions and clear skies. we will get down to about 29 degrees. tomorrow it will be sunny. we will see a high temperature of 58 degrees and then tomorrow night we should drop down to 33. then, let's take a look at traffic on this friday afternoon across the area. the overview. to talk about. we will talk about that in a minute, but we have a slowdown going on right now in the northwestern part of the city. you can see i-26 here going into malfunction junction, the average speed is about 11 miles per hour, but it is slow coming out of the city. and broad river road has quite a bit of a slowdown there. on the southeast side of town there is an accident right here on the southbound lanes of i-
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affecting traffic too much. we have a bit of a slowdown as you head out the sumter highway. also an accident at clemson road and stockalbury lane. a little slow on clemson road but it is getting better. the interstates are better, a slight slowdown on thebound lanes of i-77. from downtown to clemson road it should take you about 14 minutes. we will have the rest of the weekend forecast coming up. jim, thank you. a letter from the department of revenue is showing that there are major issues with the richland county tax program. the letter says everything from failure to perform required audits and also public relations expenditures are issues, however council says they are working hard to address these problems and have 30 days to do just that. a man is behind bars charged charged with sexual
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20-year-old nicklaus maurice yeaden contacted the viim online and requested the victim perform sexual acts on him. he was arrested monday and could face up to ten years in prison. this morning a richland county's vehicle was hit after a person dropped out of a vehicle. it happened on saddle trail road. the richmond county deputy sasa the stolen car that had been reported. the driver jumped out, but the car kept moving, hitting the no injuries were reported but the search for the suspect that jumped out of the car continues tonight. a deputy was fought in a corporal kim better gift is expected to be okay but it will take some time. a suspect shot her after she pulled him over. she was wearing her body armor at the time of the shooting but the shot hit her below the armor. the suspect was found with an
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president obama is nominating a south carolina supreme court justice to be a federal judge. the nomination of don beatty of spartanburg could shake up two races in south carolina's highest court. the state judicial merit screening division is accepting applications for a chief and associate justice on the south carolina supreme court next year. beatty would be the longest serving supreme e court justice and lawmakers could vote him chief justice. a number of legislaturors have quietly opposed beatty. apple has made their first official response to the government's demand that they help the fbi hack into the locked iphone of one of the san bernardino killers. e company says the government is asking for dangerous power through the court system which tramples on people's constitutional rights. the claims are made in a court filing in washington. google is expected to throw its support behind apple as well.
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shooting yesterday in kansas. investigators say cedric ford was served a protection from abuse order 90 minutes before he opened fire on his co- workers. the order was likely what triggered the attack that left three people dead and hurt 14. police killed the suspect during the attack. we have information now on an admission from the folks at seaworld. the ceo admitted it asked employees to pose as animal rights activists to spy on critiques. the company asked employees to infiltrate the ranks of peta to get information about the protests and tactics. the program is dangerous and unethical so he is ending it. seaworld canceled its orca shows amid chris residual from animal rights groups. if you are looking for a family vehicle with cheap insurance, honda'smy, the odyssey, may be it.
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odyssey, may be it. on the list the odyssey is the cheapest, costing drivers $1,100 a year. it is a five-star safety rated vehicle and most drivers are considered responsible people as they are usually parents of little ones. do you feel like you get pulled over more than other drivers on the road. >> no. >> you don't? >> no. thank god. >> for those of you at home saying yes, it could be because of what you are driving. >> came up with a list that will have you spending the day in traffic court. apparently for whatever reason troopers tend to ticket these cars the most. do you drive number one a lexus es-300, a nissan 350z, a dodge charger, a volkswagon jetta , a chevrolet monte carlo. those are the list of the most ticketed. if you are looking at those that will get you by without a ticket.
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>> the number one car not to get a ticket is the buick encore, the lexus, a the cadillac ats and chevrolet express. lenders are no longer looking to your facebook profile to determine whether you qualify for credit. they are revamping their data access with third parties. for a time they used facebook for a new credit score and facebook shut down access to that day 25. apple watch sales did not live up to all the hype over this past christmas. in july ceo tim cook says the analysts were convinced the watch would be would have been the top gifts over the season. it comes in three different models and the cheapest may have been too pricey at $350. meanwhile, wal-mart is facing a lawsuit over what we told you about here on news 19
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what exactly is in that parmesan cheese? now a man filed suit? inspects a federal court claiming he was misled by the label. he says he paid the premium price for this great value parmesan cheese but according to the complaint the product contains 10% sell lows, a filler derive from the wood pulp. well, even oprah may not be enough to boost business for weight watchers. it was a rough day for oprah's wallet as stocks for weight watchers fell 27% in midday trading. the diet company expected a quarrel loss. stake in the company shrunk by as much as $27 million in one day. ouch! subscribers fell by nearly 5% in the last quarter. they have been struggling against fitness gadgets like fit bit and free weight loss apps. oprah bought 10% stake in weight watchers back in
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darcy, how many years ago was this. >> i had a baby. 11 years ago. >> we joined weight watchers together ten years ago. the problem is if you have done the weight watcher's program it is basically counting calories, assigning a food a point and figure out when you are done eating for the day. i bought the app on my phone, fitness tracker, that does that for free, so they are having a hard time competing. >> yes. that is the tough part. i think the other good thing about weight watchers for people that it works for is the accountability factor. you have to go, you have to weigh in. even now you don't have to do it because you can do it online, be you for folks that go, weigh in, need a friend and have someone to give you the gut check when you haven't lost weight or gained weight. the thing about oprah, nine times out of ten if she touches it, it turns to gold so weight watchers was hoping that would happen. >> she was, too.
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>> it skyrocketed the first day. >> you know the commercial, everyone knows it now, i love bread. everybody knows i want to eat a sandwich so it has an opposite affect on your brain. every time she says that i want a sandwich and butter. >> i believe her. she says she loves bread and i bet she does. i do, too. well 50,000 car seats going back to the old neighborhood can be hard sometimes. walls have been built invisibly around the old neighborhood and that police brutality is used to keep folks hemmed in, and frankly, opportunity locked out. i spent my entire life in the civil rights movement. i came up in the naacp like my mom came up in the naacp, like my father came up with the congress of racial equality, like bernie sanders came up with the congress of racial equality. black lives matter.
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from top to bottom in a broken criminal justice system. i'm supporting bernie sanders for president and all of us who have joined this campaign are there for the same reason. he's always fought for a populus position of let's fight for all our families as if they are our own.
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tonight we're on your side tonight with a car seat recall...evenflo is recalling 56 thousand child safety seats because kids can loosen the internal harness. if that happens- tonight we are on your side with car seat recalls. even flow is recalling -- evenflo is recalling transition 3 in one combination booster seats from 2014 through january of this year.
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so, december 2014 through january of 2016. if you know anybody that has a child three or younger, they may actually have that car seat so make sure you go to our website for more information. we all know as parents kids get out of car seats anyway, so you don't want one that is easy for them to get out of. >> they are little ninjas, escape artists, little houdinis by 2-1/2 or 3. >> i know. hey, it is absolutely gorgeous this time, this day. and it is supposed to be nice for the weekend?
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of year. >> absolutely. it was a little cool overnight, we dropped down to the 30s, but we had clear skies today. lots of sunshine. that helped to warm things up. we still have the cool air coming in over the mountains into the area. now, fortunately for the weekend we have a huge area of high pressure stretching from the intermountain region all the way to the southeast, the east coast. the front really is of no consequence. we are not expecting any weather systems to be moving through our area this weekend. that is good news. temperatures right now are 56 in augusta and in orangeburg. 55 in sumter and 57 in columbia and cooler up north in rock hill where they are at 50 decrease. the winds are belowing at 8 to -- blowing at 8 to 12 miles per hour. we are not seeing the winds gusting like we had the last two days. but tonight we will be seeing near calm conditions and temperatures will be dropping.
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columbia, 30 in sumter and 32 in orangeburg. tomorrow temperatures are about the same. 57 in newberry, 56 in camden, 58 in columbia, maybe up to 60 degrees in orangeburg. in our seven-day forecast it will be even warmer on sunday as winds begin to pickup from the southwest. 68 degrees. 70 on monday, 72 on tuesday. we will be seeing some rain coming in tuesday night to wednesday morning. a high temperature with 66 and we will cool off to 60 on thursday. then we will see another chance for morning rain showers on friday with a high of 58. all of that will be out of here in time for the usc game next friday. an important one since they are playing clemson, ladies, back to you. >> thank you, jim. next on facts at 5:00 today, this weekend is the time to stay home and rent your oscar movies.
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the oscars are this sunday and a lot of top movies are nominated our own lee o smith has his oscar predictions on who will take home the win. 3 3 3 hollywoods well, we have the oscar predictions on who will take home the win. >> reporter: it is that time he have year ago when hollywood's most pretension work is awarded. a relative newcomer or seasoned veteran will go home smiling. the race for best supporting actress appears to between kate winslet and alicia bicander for the lesser known movie. since sylvester stallone does not have a trophy, i expect him to take home the best supporting ac to you for creed. if you have seen the movie,
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he has done in years. and bree larson is practically a lock for room, the young mother that struggles through some bizarre circumstances which require some cricketing behavior. regardless her -- contradicting behavior. regardless, her actions make perfect sense to the viewer. and ilyly will be -- leigh bulluck lee -- loyallily will be finally getting the losing streak over.
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will be the rev instance. very well done. i like it. someone will use that joke. poor steve harvey. >> i am over that joke. he uses it on himself during commercials. >> yes. >> well, hollywood's biggest stars are getting ready to walk the red carpet at sunday's academy awards, but it cost as pretty penny to get them looking gorgeous. they are primping about $3,500 a person according to wallet hub. the actual red carpet costs about $30,000, in case you were wondering, and the gold plated oscar itself costs $680. i mean, that is really expensive. our emmy, we are lucky to have any winner here and they are like $300 each. >> i am surprised stars get ready at $3,500. >> i think it depends on if you
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your dress is rented or borrowed, if is designer gave it to you. >> yes. the kardashians wear a lot of things that they don't pay for so it does not include the borrowed dress and jewelry. >> if he was sergio, that is what i would charge because they have the money for it. >> they just want people in your clothes so everybody wants
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you are clothes. . welcome back to the second half hour of friends at 5:00. we start this half hour talking publics. >> yes.
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orangeburg today campaigning. clinton held a forum at south carolina state university. she just wrapped up a few minutes ago, as a matter of fact. she and -- she said president obama does not get enough credit for turning the economy around and said she stood by him on the affordable health care act and vowed to do more to help young people be able to afford education. >> meanwhile, senator bernie sanders held a rally today as part of the operation get out to vote. he is also hosting an event at the township auditorium here in columbia that is currently under way. that is the last picture you can see there. we will be at both areas and have live team coverage for you on air and online at
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right here tomorrow for all of wltx's special election coverage. i will be joining you another the desk at 8:00 a.m. and you can -- you at the desk at 8:00 a.m. and you can find the latest on to help you in your decision. tomorrow we will bring you the results. darcy and j.r. will be on the desk as the results come in tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. and like the primary last week, it will be great this weekend, as well with the weather. cool skies. temperatures are 57 degrees and winds are from the west at 12 miles per hour. the near calm conditions have us dropping to a low of 29 degrees overnight. tomorrow we should get up to 58 degrees. certainly by sunday it will
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70 on monday. 72 on tuesday. early wednesday morning we expect to see rain coming through and we will turn cooler with a high temperature of 66. now, let's get an update on the traffic around the area this afternoon. we have things to talk about. we have had a few more accidents since the last time we looked. it appears the accidents are expanding. let's go first of all to the northeast side of town where we have an accident on brickyard road at two notch road slowing things down a bit. the interstates are in pretty good shape. a little slow down on the northbound lane of i-77. on the southwest side of town everything there is moving in great shape. however the accidents are popping up here on i-20. we have two accidents that hopped up on i-26. the average speed is about 8
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from downtown to harveston boulevard it will take you about 15 minutes. drive careful out there. a lot ladies, back to you? >> thank you, jim. a letter from the department of representative is showing that there -- revenue is showing there are major issues with the richland county tax program, from failure to perform required audits and excessive public relations expenditures and administrative expenses that are prohibited by law. however, kim says they are working -- council says in he are working hard to address these problems. >> we have renew in the beginning stages of this. it will be a fluid program. but we will be making changes as we go along and revamp and make it better. a couple years in we will assess where we are, take all the comments into consideration and then we will make assessments as needed. things we need to change more, we will assess the entire program. not just specific area, but the program to make changes as needed.
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respond to the department of revenue about their concerns. and the dorr va medical center is hosting a national access day tomorrow. similar events will be held around the country, and the goal is to improve veteran's access to needed health care services. our hospital here in the midlands will have an open house from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the main lobby. visitors can learn about the souths they officer here at the hospital and get information about the va benefits and there will be information on resources available to homeless veteran, as well. midland is estimating 30,000 people still need help with flood recovery. the united methodist church has $1 is million 750,000 ready to help families that -- $1,750,000 ready to help families that still need help
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cleaning supply, roofing, and even floors and the labor work needed to finish the job. the money is for low income families and those that haven't received much from fema. >> it is a holistic approach to helping the person find the funds they need, find the resources they need, and even going as far as finding the spiritual care they need. >> the funds are only for homeowners, but not all. if you would like to receive this flood relief, call the united methodist church hotline at (800)390-4911. is state ages discussed how
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dangerous issues in to change. >> reporter: it has been more than a year since governor haley issued an executive order, creating task force to address one of the state's most dangerous issues. according to the violence policy center, south carolina's rate of women murdered by men doubles that of the national average. >> we need to create a new culture where there is not acceptable anymore. >> reporter: one of three divisions of the governor's task force handles services to victims and offenders. >> too much crime and not enough money is the problem. >> reporter: this meeting was to look at how last year's recommendations are being implemented today. >> just a wide range of task force recommendations that we are addressing. >> reporter: like victims' advocates case loads. >> some have and add adequate number of assistance and some don't. >> reporter: and screening
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>> many times a survival -- a survivor finds pain in disclosing they are a victim. we want to provide a safe place for them to open up. the task force and the commitment of the governor and all this involved, we are bound to change the culture in south carolina. there spring the governor task force is planning to meet at a summit to first address efforts for domestic violence prevention. last april the city council passed an ordinance that went into affect at the start of 2016. anybody that owns a current or vacant residential structure has to register it by march 1st. the new leaders say unoccupied homes can attract crime and become a fire hazard. this decision was meant to increase public safety.
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have weeds growing up and other issues. we need to be able to make a determination who owns it. if they are out of town it is nice to have somebody locally we can make contact with if are any public safety issues that arise from it. >> according to the city's website, a property is deemed vacant if it hasn't been inhabited for at least 60cality days. the first year to register is -- 60 days. the first year to register is free but owners will be fined $250 a month if they don't register by the deadline. construction of a rehab house was celebrated at a ground breaking ceremony earlier today. alyssa o'neill and her son will be moving into a refurbished house originally built by habitat over a decade ago. the original owner passed away and now habitat for humanity is making sure the home goes to a deserving family. >> the houston neighborhood in texas, there are 47 home on this block we built.
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somebody isn't going to grab it and put a renter in there and bring the neighborhood down. >> the ladies that keeps my kids doing so much stuff said put in for it and i did. it is a great program. it is not just getting a house. they teach you a lot of things. >> the state habitat for humanity have built more than 245 homes for low income familys in the midland in the past 31 years. okay. you know every now and then because we are extremely lucky, we get gifts or cards from you all, the viewers. i have to say this is one of the coolest things we have ever gotten. >> that is nice. >> this is from art gomez. he has a website. it is here. you can see the website where we are featured. this is one of our first tweets we sent out together years ago.
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back to what do you mean you are not following andrea on twitter. >> when i just joined twitter. megan, can you pull that up from my twitter page, the original picture of it. this is so cool. we haven't decided -- yes, my second picture i tweeted out if you pull up my twitter page. this is the second picture that art has done that we have gotten to see. he is really talented and he can turn any picture -- here it is. can i just hold this up. does this work? megan, talk to me? >> it is not going to work. >> you can't get a shot of that? there. darcy, hold my arm up. yes. >> how about this? does this work? there it is. >> how funny is that! >> then we can go back and take a look at art painting. look at that! that is so fun. >> thank you for helping with that. >> yes.
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stuff, it is i will post that on my facebook page. coming up after the break, all you can eat chili, gospel
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so much to do welcome back. we are so excited. the time is finally here. thank you to all of you that came out and bought your dresses for the cinderella project. you get to go shopping! darcy, how many? >> 240 dresses. >> more than 240 dresses were
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thank you to you and your generosity for doing so. now, tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to noon, if you are a student in need of a dress, all you have to do is show up to the brooklyn baptist church, bring your student i.d. with you and you can go shopping for a dress, shoes and accessories all for the big prom night. it helps your parent, too, because prom can be costly. >> yes. but thank goodness we have the best viewers in the midland that are also very stylish ; and kiesha who is tall collected the dresses and halled them out for -- hauled them out for us today. so, thank you, kiesha. well,
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let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together [ cheering ] i've got some real estate here in my bag counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america
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welcome back. we are talking about gardening. yes, it is just about this time of year. we don't need to do soil testing yet. it is a little early for that, but we will talk about getting gardens ready for planting. we are talking potatoes today. we are planting yukons. they are really not that hard. there is one thing you need to know about planting potatoes. they need to be on a three year rotation. which means we won't plant them in the same place every year. you need three different places to plant potatoes because you need to rotate them. this year it will be near where our wire latches are where we will be planting cantaloupe a little later. i have this already staked out and i marked the trench. basically you have to dig a ten.
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dig a trench. that is what i am going to do now. it needs to be 8 inches to a foot deep. then you put compost in at the bottom, you plant your potatoes and cover them then you just follow the directions on the back of this package and you will be in good shape. we learned a couple things. first of all this soil last year still had a lot of clay in it. so, it does make it difficult with potatoes. so, what we will do is dig the trench. we will take the dirt from the trench and build up the side so i don't have to make it quite as deep and we will fill it with mushroom compost. we found out when we did the read new orleans we got great results. that is what we will do this
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progress report as we go change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. bernie sanders. he was there when dr. king marched on washington. unafraid to challenge the status quo to end racial profiling, take on police misconduct, and take down a system that profits from mass imprisonment. there is no president who will fight harder to end institutional racism. education. opportunity. reform. bernie.
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all right. here is live feed of bernie sanders who just took the podium. you can be sure hillary clinton is campaigning heavily before the polling tomorrow. if you plan to vote, you have to make sure you get out tomorrow. well, a man sitting down in traffic was gunned down? seattle simply for the thrill. that is what prosecutors say was the motive for murder.
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shooting was hailed a genius, a prodigy who trained for years to commit the perfect murder. that is tonight at 10:00 on wltx. and the jackpot for the powerball is now $266 million. remember to only -- the only place you can see the next drawing live is saturday night just before news 19. it only takes one ticket to
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that will do it well, tomorrow voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in the democratic presidential primary. thank you for being here. i am jr berry. >> and i am darci strickland. hillary clinton has a massive 50 point lead over bernie sanders. clinton hat 64% support in the palmetto state with sanders at just 14%. clinton has maintained huge leads in the state for months. if these numbers hold true, this will be her first big win. she had a razor thin victory in iowa, a blowout in the new hampshire primary and a small margin in the nevada caucuses.
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tonight at a rally at south carolina state university. she says it is important for everyone to vote in the primary, especially young people, because there are lots of issues that impact them in the future and says there is a big divide on what each party believes, and how they will address the issue, including how to pay for a college education. >> we are going to make college affordable. we are going to lower the cost. we are going to make it possible to go to college, get free tuition. you will not have to borrow money to attend college. a college like this that has such a storied history deserves our help and support. >> tonight clinton will be in columbia for a rally that starts at 8:00. her husband, former president bill clinton is expected to be there. meanwhile bernie sanders held a rally today as part of operation get out the vote. he is hosting a event at the township auditorium near


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