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June 17, 2008

Pressure At The Pump


Drivers aren't the only ones suffering from skyrocketing gas prices. So are gas station owners like Gail and Taylor Cash. After surviving years of obstacles, from fires to highway construction, they still manage to find ways to cope with the economy's curve balls: like adding a wine shop to their convenience store, or selling pinto beans. They tell Dick Gordon what life is like behind the pump these days.


When the University of Iowa was engulfed by flood waters, Dick immediately thought of his brother, Colin, who teaches there. Colin recently found himself hoisting sand bags to protect university buildings. He tells Dick what its been like living through floods and tornadoes over the last few years.

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