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deliver cooler temperatures and a strong northwest breeze. currently, temperatures are a mix of 30s and 40s. the wind isn't too strong at 10 mph or less. we have mostly clear skies. here's the dayplanner where our high this afternoon will lift near 70 degrees. jessica rae: a popular meat market in orange city...is losing a deliver cooler temperatures and a strong northwest breeze. currently, temperatures are a mix of 30s and 40s.
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the wind isn't too strong at 10 mph or clear skies. here's where our high this afternoon will lift city...is losing a al woudstra...who woudstra meat market... is retiring after decades behind abc9 news reporter deborah souverain has his story. natpop -- "thanks margaret" customers by name... "i started in this meat market when i was 15 years old," said al woudstra now 87 year's old... al woudstra is retiring after 72 years...as the counter man at this orange city, iowa meat market that bares his name. "i've enjoyed my work here very much," said woudstra. first established in 1925 by his father jim. al....has worked through 4 different owners at the woudstra meat market...including his own. "i'm going to miss the meat market very much but i'm thankful i'm still able to be around," said al woudstra.
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also miss him. faces from 7 decades of service...stopped by to wish him well. natpop --- thank you very much kathy, i go way back i can also worked behind the counter...his nephew earl. "when he was in his 40's and 50's he was always wanting to go play golf or do other things the new owner...says it hard to see al leave...but warm smile..and infectious personality will always be remembered. "he's just always been great to the customers and people from all over the country come back and want to see al," said amy vanden hull, woudstra meat market co-owner. jessica rae: al says he plans to retire to landsmeer...with his wife of 61 years...jane. he says he plans to make several coffee runs... and get tons of relaxation.
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jessica rae: a new office building iaded to bishop heelan high school. ho-chunk incorporated has sold a building they acquired, but was unable to use for just one dollar representatives from ho-chunk have basically gifted a former bank building to bishop heelan who is in need of a new administration office building. initially the building was purchased by ho chunk with plans to move it to winnebaggo nebraska, but due to the cost of moving the building, ho-chunk decided to sell it to the high school for a dollar jessica rae: years since the track ahletes at bishop heelan have had a place to call home. change. touches are being done on heelan's track and field, crews spent the day painting lines on the surfaces. bishop heelan was unable to host any track and field events last season and heelan activities director jason pratt says it'll be nice to be the home team for a change we've been all over tlast couple of years because the track was condemned, we physically could not
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run on it. so ti's exciting for the kids, they're excited for the spring so it'll be nice for the kids to get out here and have somewhat of a home" jessica rae: the complete renovation cost came to around six hundred thousand dollars and crews will be wrapping up work on the track within the next two weeks. home meets will be back on the schedule next spring, jessica rae: an omaha rail car cleaning company is facing 33 osha violations and faces penalties of nearly a million dollars. federal investigators say an omaha rail car cleaning company blatantly ignored warning signs of an explosion when it sent two employees into a rail car... those two workers, died in the april 14th explosion. a third employee was injured. jessica rae: witness testimony continued yesterday in the attempted murder trial of pete polson. police say last november, polson terrorized a pleasant hill neighborhood, shooting at three
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people, seriously injuring two. thirteen more witnesses took the stand yesterday. including the third shooting victim- matthew stephenson... who told the jury he was inches away from taking two bullets to his chest. he said he hid behind his truck, watching as polson shot several more times before driving away. at that time i couldnt believe someone tried to kill me, they werent playing, they tried to kill me, had no idea what was going on" jessica rae: two iowa state patrol troopers who followed and arrested polson after the shooting also took the stand. showing "never before seen" dashcam video of polson's arrest. both troopers described polson as acting calm and compliant- and neither said he seemed under the influence of any drug. " walk back toward look at him. get down on your knees jessica rae: the last witnesses were who searched polsons home. they told the jury about finding different amounts of marijuana paraphanila
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the prosecution is expected to witnesses today... then the defense will take over arguments expected early next week. " still to come... i'll tell you how 50 iowa farmers came to the aid of one of their own... after recent health troubles kept him from the fall harvest. that story is coming up next. scott: we'll have... "you're watching abc9 news this morning... jessica rae... and scott larson.... this is abc9 news this morning. " ""
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hd where a cold front moves through today. we'll have a strong northwest wind take over during the mid morning and reach its peak during the early afternoon with wind gusts getting up to 30 miles per hour. calmer conditions take over tonight and we'll likely see our first frost. then we'll have a gradual warm-up through the weekend with highs moving through the 60s and into the 70s. dry conditions will continue through the weekend. today's high temperature is 68. the overnight low is 30 degrees. a frost warning is in effect as temperatures fall near the freezing mark tonight. tomorrow's high is 59 with sunshine.
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we've got some showers returning next week on monday and tuesday. jessica rae: scott: have a strong northwest wind take over during the mid morning and reach its peak during the early afternoon with wind gusts getting up to 30 miles per hour. calmer conditions take over tonight and we'll likely see our first frost. then we'll have a gradual warm-up through the weekend with highs moving through the 60s and into the 70s. dry conditions will continue through the weekend. today's high temperature is 68. the overnight low is 30 degrees. a frost warning is in effect as temperatures fall near the freezing mark tonight. tomorrow's high is 59 with sunshine. here's your 7 day forecast where
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next week on monday and tuesday. jessica rae: scott: adlib jessica rae: any farmer knows, harvesting 200 acres in one day is a hefty task. but that was the goal of a group of iowa farmers after one of their own suffered a stroke and was in need of some help. reporter brady smith has his story "everyone likes him, gets along with everyone." "yeah, he's a special guy. he comes to coffee every morning and just a lot of knowled. he's an older gentleman, but a lot of knowledge." all of bob pflughaupt's knowledge comes from spending more than 80 years in dusty fields. "i've been on the farm all my life, really." and this is a way of life... "you have to stay with it." ...that comes with ups and downs. "you have to go through all the weather, all the bugs, all the weeds." one dwn he never expected: the stroke he had this past summer.
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but that still wasn't enough to keep him away from all of this. "i feel alright, just can't walk. can't get around." about 50 local farmers - many of them friends - say that, and bob's generosity, is why they're here. "if he was able, he'd be out here helping if somebody was in need, if he could do it, he'd be out here just like anybody else." and with this many hands, and this much equipment, the crops went fast. "i guess they're all going to get it done today." "we're getting probably 45 acres an done by 2 o'clock this afternoon." it's simply overwhelming. "it's very nice. very nice." as for bob, it's clear "it's just wonderful ...means everything to him. so many people helping a man who would help anyone else. "i don't know all their names, but it's just good to see the community come together." "that's just what we do in small communities in iowa." jessica rae:
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up a 6 million dollar contract to help fight avian influenza harris-vaccines, headquartered in ames, announced they've been awarded a contract by the u-s-d-a to stockpile a vaccine for the bird flu the contract will see harris- vaccines produce the vaccine for two years and create a total of 48 million doses, 25 million of which will be made in the first 45 days of the contract. 31 million birds in iowa were affected by the avian flu last year jessica rae: from the meat counter to the dairy aisle. businesses at the united center in downtown sioux city are bringing awareness to the united way of siouxland's mission, one egg at a time. 3...2...1... egg smashing the business center hosted an egg roulette yesterday. several weeks ago tenant managers added extra incentive for employees making a donation to the united way of siouxland. four teams of employees competed in a mini office olympics earning eggs for their executives. the business
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leaders found out the hard way whether the eggs are hard boiled or raw. "so doing this today was alot of fun, we raised some money for the united way and they got to throw eggs at the boss so howbad could that day be?" says branch manager of baird mark stuck. "there were some that i felt that felt hard-boiled but weren't and that i, it was really hard to tell which ones were which. anything we can do to help raise money for the united way helps improve our community." says kevin mcmanamy, president of united real estates solutions. jessica rae: the egg roulette raised one- thousand and twelve dollars for this year's united way campaign. jessica rae: " when we come back... i'll tell the changes target is making to how you pay with a credit and debit card... after a data breach affected 70 million people two years ago. stay tuned to find out how this will affect you. " " jessica rae: plus... you'll meet a couple who donates half... that's right... half of their income to charity each year. find out how they are able to be so generous... after the break. jessica rae:
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giant target was involved in a data breach that exposed the personal information of up to 70-million shoppers. now the retailer has begun converting all of its red-card credit and debit cards to chip and pin cards. this means
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customers will personal number signature to transaction. the process of sending out millions of new cards. jessica rae: we all like to donate time or money to charity... but for one massachusetts generosity is a way of life. they say they give away a half of their salary to charity...every year. reporter paul burton has more couple. " donates half of income to charity): "we have more than what we need and there are a lot of people who don't so we like to share what we can." jeff kaufman and his wife julia wise are as humble as they are generous...... (jeff kaufman, donates half of income to charity): "we like to donate as much as we can so we are shooting for more than 100k this year." you heard it right...every year they donate half of their salary.... more than 100 thousand dollars to charity....and they are not extremely wealthy by american standards.... he's a 29 year old software engineer....and she's a 30 year old mom working two part- time jobs.
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last year they earned about 250k....and they gave away more than 128- thousand of it. ( julia wise, donates half of income to charity): "even after giving away more than half we earn for a few years now we have enough to feel we are doing fine." they have one daughter and one on the way. their budget extremely tight. (julia wise, donates half of income to charity): "we really try to prioritize the things meaningful to us and let the rest of it go and live below our means." most of their giving is to third world countries..focusing on developing world health. (jeff kaufman, donates half of income to charity): "the main way we figure out who to give to is through an organization called "give well", so they are a charity evaluator where they find where your money will do the most good." ( paul burton reporting/standup): "both jeff and julia agree to give away half of their income comes with sacrifices. for example, they don't don't go out to fancy restaurants, they don't a big flat screen tv, and they've never owned a car. they save what they can and give the rest away." (julia wise, donates half of income to charity): "gives us satisfaction to know that we are doing something more important than buying a big screen tv." and they hope their story will inspire others to give as well including their daughter. (julia wise, donates half of income to charity): "she also
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learns about the important of helping other people...no no no pulling hair. she is still working on the altruism piece obviously." couple. jessica and scott are chatting about this generous couple. jessica and scott are chatting about this generous couple. scott: good morning couple. jessica and scott are chatting about this generous couple. jessica and scott are chatting about this generous couple. scott: good morning siouxland. a cold front is passing through the area today. this will deliver cooler temperatures and a strong northwest breeze. currently, temperatures are a mix of 30s and 40s. the wind isn't too strong at 10 mph or less. we have mostly clear skies. here's the dayplanner where our high this afternoon will lift near 70 degrees. scott: today. this will deliver cooler temperatures and a strong northwest breeze. currently, temperatures are a mix of 30s and 40s. the wind isn't too strong at 10 mph or
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less. we have mostly clear skies. here's the dayplanner where our high this afternoon will lift near 70 degrees. scott: today. this will deliver cooler temperatures and a strong northwest breeze. currently, temperatures are a mix of 30s and 40s. the wind isn't too strong at 10 mph or less. we have mostly clear skies. here's d-o-t traffic cam's here at . many folks still waking up and starting their workday....please drive safely everyone... scott: now you'll want to watch your speed in these areas today: ... police will be running radars, here... sergeant road and on transit ave. so again... mind that speed. jessica rae: thanks scott... a new study shows almost 90 percent of android devices are at risk for attacks through malicious apps and messages. reena ninan and
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in today's "techbytes" -- a new warning about the security of your devices. >> researchers at the university of cambridge found that 87% of android devices have been vulnerable to malicious apps during the past four years. with lg, motorola, and google nexus phones being the most secure. and swatch is getting into the mobile payment business. >> the bellamy l just like a traditional watch. it doesn't connect to the internet. instead, the watch has a chip that allows consumers to pay for purchases. a u.s. version is expected soon. and new details about a successor to the concorde. hoping to fly from new york to londen in as little as an hour. >> a patent was approved to design a "concorde-2." the supersonic aircraft would have a rocket motor and it would travel at nearly five times the speed of sound. >> wow. flonase allergy relief nasal spray. this changes everything.
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week, i still love cooking at home. so last weekend i was in charge of making dinner, and let me tell you, there were fridge. i did have breasts, which we always have since we buy them in bulk so let me show you what we did with
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them . i seasoned them with some salt, pepper and garlic and sauted them in a little olive oil. now once they were browned on both sides, i topped each with some store- bought spinach dip. you know, the kind we find in jars in the chip aisle or in the produce section near the salad dressings. i finished each one with a slice of cheese and a bit of paprika. as for the cheese, i used swiss, but you could use anything from provolone to mozzarella. then i covered the whole thing for a few minutes so the cheese got all melty and the chicken oked through, and it was ready to serve. the combination of the spinach dip and the gooey cheese took plain old chicken to a whole new level. i served it with some rice and a few roasted tomatoes. the recipe for "smothered chicken florentine" . it's online now. it's easy enough for any week-night, yet fancy enough for the weekend. and by using this time- saving idea, you'll be in and out of the
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kitchen in no time . i'm howard in the mr. food test kitchen, where every day we're looking for an easier way for you to say . "ooh it's so good!!" jessica rae: if you would like a copy of that recipe you can send us a self addressed stamped envelope here to a-b-c 9 news. our address is 625 douglas street. the zip...51101. be sure to write "smothered chicken florentine" on your request. or you can visit our website...siouxlan d matters dot com. and click on the mr. food logo.... jessica rae: " coming up.... i'll bring you the fallout of tuesday night's first democratic debate... and what's next for frontrunner hillary clinton. scott: " " scott good morning. we'll
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welding company skycam hd in sioux city and the king's pointe skycam hd. the allergy report shows low levels of pollen. currently, temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. the wind is light from the west and northwest. sky conditions are mostly clear. here's a look at your stormcast hd where a cold front moves through today. we'll have a strong northwest wind take over during the mid morning and reach
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with wind gusts getting up to 30 miles per hour. calmer conditions take over tonight and we'll likely see our first frost. then we'll have a gradual warm-up through the weekend with highs moving through the 60s and into the 70s. dry conditions will continue through the weekend. today's high temperature is 68. the overnight low is 30 degrees. a frost warning is in effect as temperatures fall near the freezing mark tonight. tomorrow's high is 59 with sunshine. here's your 7 day forecast where we've got some showers returning next week on monday and tuesday. skycam hd in sioux city and the king's pointe skycam hd. the allergy report shows low levels of pollen. currently, temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. the wind is light from the west and northwest. sky
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mostly clear. here's a look at your stormcast hd where a cold front moves through today. we'll have a strong northwest wind take over during the mid morning and reach its peak during the early afternoon with wind gusts getting up to 30 miles per hour. calmer conditions take over tonight and we'll likely see our first frost. then we'll have a gradual warm-up through the weekend with highs moving through the 60s and into the 70s. dry conditions will continue through the weekend. today's high temperature is 68. the overnight low is 30 degrees. a frost warning is in effect as temperatures fall near the freezing mark tonight. tomorrow's high is 59 with sunshine. here's your 7 day forecast where we've got some showers returning next week on monday
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jessica rae scott: skycam hd in sioux city and the king's pointe skycam hd. the allergy report shows low levels of pollen. currently, temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. the ththe st and northwest. sky conditions are mostly clear. here's a look at your stormcast hd where a cold front moves through today. we'll have a strong northwest wind take over during the mid morning and reach its peak during the early afternoon with wind gusts getting up to 30 miles per hour. time is ticking for joe biden to make a decision on the race for the white house. the vice president is weighing in on the first democratic debate and so are republicans. abc's kenneth moton has the latest. clinton: great to be here with all of you! hillary clinton....taking a
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victory lap in las vegas after her strong debate performance. clinton: did we have a good debate last night? clinton rallied a crowd of 2500 people, picked up a union endorsement and weighed in on vice president joe biden's tough decision. clinton: i jusink he needs to decide what is best for him and his family. biden chimed in about the debate, but still no wor his potential run. biden: i thought they all did well (nat music) donald trump was also back on the trail greeted by immigration and black lives matter activists last night in richmond virginia. a fight actually broke out, trump didn't miss a beat. trump: "that's why we have freedom of speech." trump called clinton the winner of tuesday night's debate and set his sights on bernie sanders. trump posted that on social media and said this about the self-described democratic socialist. trump: i call him a socialist-slash- communist because that's what he is. sanders was busy at a la fundraiser, introduced by
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comedian seth macfarlane who took a jab at jim webb's debate complaints. webb: i've been trying to get in this conversation about ten minutes. macfarlane: i will be brief, i want to give jim webb a chance to talk as for joe biden, the chairman of the clinton campaign says he knows the vice president has been through a tremendous family tragedy but the time has come to make a decision. kenneth moton, abc news washington. " jessica rae: it's been two months since a sioux rapids man was hit by a suspect fleeing police at the sturgis motorcycle rally... arden (koo knee) was nearly killed. but now, he's on the long road to recovery. his daughter says things are getting back to normal slowly.... and that's all thanks to the immense support she and her family are seeing from the community... and that support will continue... as friends and family from are throwing a benefit for the family "he's a wonderful person and he cares and he helps
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everybody that he can. and that's why we expect such a terrific turnout for him. he would be here for each and everyone of us, there's just absolutely no doubt in that," said charlie gilmore, arden keune's friend. jessica rae: the benefit will be held october 18th at the sioux rapids fire station from 8 until 1 p- m.... all are welcome to attend. for more information, visit this story on our website at siouxland matters dot com. jessica rae: helicopter care flights, are known for thier quick transport of patients in extreme circumstances, butjust as important as the patients health... is the saftey of everyone on board regular training, testing and inspections are required of every air care provider. saftey protocols and guidelines for mercy, "air care"... are now set to an even higher standard, following the operations recent approval by the commision on accreditation of medical transport systems. " "it allows the program the opportunity to set standards that are recognized by all organizations in the
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country for how you manage the quality in your program, how you manage the education in your program, aviation management in the program. it sets a lot of reoccuring education that has to take place for the crews, at the same time the crews make an extra commitment to their education," said sauser. jessica rae: the accreditation is renewed every three years, though crew members say training makes a beneficial difference towards safety. " "we did business well before and we've always been about patient care, that's never been a factor. but, if we can improve patient care, if we can improve the safety, if we can imrove the process in which we do so that its streamline and it's the same thing everytime than ultimately we are a safer program, said hunter. jessica rae: mercy air care is now accredited through 20-18. founded almost 30 years ago, mercy air care has logged more than nine thousand medical flights. jessica rae: the next time shoppers in
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orange city visit woudstra meat market for chops or steaks.... something will be missing from the meat case. after 72 years cutting meat at the market... al woudstra is retiring. al's father started the business back in 19-25 after migrating from holland. over the years al has cut back on his hours... but this time he's putting down the knife for good. "i'm going to miss the meat market very much but i'm thankful i'm still able to be around," said al woudstra. jessica rae: al and his brother lee... owned the business together before selling it the late 90's. al says he and his wife jane are looking forward to retiring at landsmeer ridge retirement community. jessica rae: in this week's gardening segment... melinda meyers shows us how to properly lay out plants in your garden. here she is now with more. "you layout your garden bed and head to the garden center to buy plants. those small shrubs seem lost in that big space. fight the temptation to plant them closer together than the tag recommends. these small plants
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full size. if overcrowded, you will need to remove the extra plants - something most gardeners are not good at. and by the time you do, all the shrubs may have lost their beauty. use a tape to measure and plant your shrubs at the recommended spacing. carefully remove the plant from the pot, loosen any girdling roots and place in a hole the same depth as the rootball and two or more times the diameter wide. fill the space between young shrubs with annual and perennial flowers. a few decorative squash and pumpkins make excellent seasonal will quickly fill in your properly the shrubs grow, planted and the ornamental grasses and perennials can pierce and norfolk catholic rivalry on the gridiron tonight. we'll hear from knights up ahead. scott:
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are you a recent graduate and looking for a job as a registered nurse or a certified nursing assistant? than you'll want to listen closly to what my guest has to say. good morning nancy... what can you tell us about unity point health st. luke's upcoming hiring fair? october 19 1 - 8 p.m. st. luke's atrium (lower level) are you an rn or cna who loves being a
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exceptional care team? st. luke's wants to talk with you. learn more about our flexible scheduling, highly competitive salaries and sign on bonuses, tuition assistance and more reasons you'll want a nursing career at st. luke's. meet our nursing staff on october 19th. learn more at unitypoint.org. jessica rae: friday night football fans get looking for a job as a registered nurse or a certified nursing assistant? than you'll want to listen closly to what my guest has to say. good morning nancy... what can you tell us about unity point health st. luke's upcoming hiring fair? october 19 1 - 8 p.m. st. luke's atrium (lower level) are you an rn or cna who loves being a
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part of an exceptional care team? st. luke's wants to talk with you. learn more about our flexible scheduling, highly competitive salaries and sign on bonuses, tuition assistance and more reasons you'll want a nursing career at st. luke's. meet our nursing staff on october 19th. learn more at unitypoint.org. jessica rae: looking for a job as a registered nurse or a certified nursing assistant? than you'll want to listen closly to what my guest has to say. good morning nancy... what can you tell us about unity point health st. luke's upcoming hiring fair? october 19 1 - 8 p.m. (lower level) who loves being a part of an
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team? st. luke's wants to talk with you. learn more about our flexible scheduling, highly competitive salaries tonight and it's one that might be better than any main course. here's chris with a preview of pierce and norfolk catholic. chris palmquist--"good morning everybody. there are some great rivalries in siouxland, but only one...pierce norfolk catholic, is among the best in the country. the blue jays and top ranked knights square off tonight in norfolk. last year was a rare blowout in the series as norfolk catholic won it 56-20. but of course part of that frustration came from the blue jays rallying in the fourth and winning it by a single point the season before. whatever the history, the kids playing it this game have had it circled on their calendars for a while. david engelhaupt--"it's a really fun game. i love it. it's
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something i look forward to every year because pierce is 14 miles away--14, 15 miles away--and it's always a lovely drive, but they come here this year and i'm ready to go." taggart bailey--"there's nothing better than that atmosphere, playing against norfolk catholic. whether it's here, whether it's there, just everything. that's probably one of the biggest rivalries in nebraska, just, there's nothing better than playing in that game." austin freeman--"it's something else. i think it's like the championship game. if i'd ever play in it, i don't think that would beat it. i mean, pierce and norfolk catholic, that's a big game for us. it's one that i'll never forget." aidan burroughs--"it's everything, you know. every senior class, if they can't have a state championship, they'd take a win over pierce. it's probably one of the--besides the state championship, it's the biggest thing to strive for is a win over pierce your senior year." chris palmquist--i will be live in norfolk tonight at 6:20 with coaches jeff bellar and mark brahmer to preview this game. hope to see you then, but for now, let's send it back forecast...
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good morning siouxland. a cold front is passing through the area today. this will deliver cooler temperatures and a strong northwest breeze. currently, temperatures are a mix of 30s and 40s. the wind isn't too strong at 10 mph or less. we have mostly clear skies. here's the dayplanner where our high this afternoon will lift near 70 degrees. jessica rae: today. this will deliver cooler temperatures and a strong northwest breeze. currently, temperatures are a mix of 30s and 40s. the wind isn't too strong at 10 mph or less. we have mostly clear skies. here's the dayplanner where our high this afternoon will lift near 70 degrees. then, but for now, let's send it back over to you. temperatures and a strong northwest breeze. currently, temperatures are a mix of 30s and 40s. the wind isn't too strong at 10 mph or less. we have mostly clear skies. here's the dayplanner where our high this
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flu season is fast and after the break... we'll take a look at one common misconception. you can expect coming up on gma " " jessica rae: breaking news
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morning.... police are still investigating... after a person was stabbed on 13th and jackson streets in sioux city. rescue crews responded to the scene just after three thirty this morning. according to police scanner traffic, the person was stabbed in each arm with a philips screwdriver... and was taken to the hospital for treatment. stay tuned to abc9 news as this story continues to develop. jessica rae: it's been nearly six years since the track ahletes at bishop heelan
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but soon that will change some final touches are being done on heelan's new outdoor track and field, crews spent the day painting lines on the surfaces. bishop heelan was unable to host any track and field events last season and heelan activities director jason pratt says it'll be nice to be the home team for a change we've been transporting them all over tlast couple of years because the track was condemned, we physically could not run on it. so ti's exciting for the kids, they're excited for the spring so it'll be nice for the kids to get out here and have somewhat of a home" jessica rae: the complete renovation cost came to around six hundred thousand dollars and crews will be wrapping up work on the track within the next two weeks. home meets will be back on the schedule next spring, jessica rae: the cold and snow of january might not be on your might right now... but preparations for some common cold-weather viruses have already started. are you on the fence about
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getting a flu shot? abc9 news anchor jenna rehnstrom explains some common misconceptions in this week's your health matters. jenna: jenna rehnstrom says, "when it's this nice out, it's hard to think about winter illnesses, but now is the ideal time to get you and your family vaccinated for the flu." maybe you've already gotten your flu shot for the year. if you're hesitating to get the vaccine, do you really know what it prevents? there are some common misconceptions about influenza. linda drey, siouxland district health dept. says, "they'll say, 'i got the flu and it [the vaccine] really didn't help me.' so, we ask questions, 'what do you mean by the flu,' and it's usually the nausea, vomiting, diarea thing which is not influenza. influenza is a pnemonia-like illness, it's an upper resperatory infection and comes on hard an fast, usually high fever, body aches and chills." jenna rehnstrom linda drey from siouxland district health says now is a great time to get your influenze vaccine. in iowa, the virus usually peaks in january or february, and getting vaccinated now gives you plenty of time to get covered. so, how does it protect you? this particular vaccine contains dead strains of two influenza "a" virus and two strains of influenza "b". the
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common strains floating around last winter. linda says, "last year there was a little bit of a shift and drift that we saw a little bit more influenza b. we're hoping there's a better match with the vaccine this year, because there is the guadrivalent vaccine that covers two "a's" and two "b's"." jenna rehnstrom if you're on board for your vaccine, there's the traditional shot, of course. but, if you'd prefer a no-poke option, like our photographer, jonathan, here, most people can have the nasal mist instead, which carries its own benefits. linda says, "the benefits to flu mist if you're able to recieve it that because it is a weakened live vaccine, it starts to prevent antibodies pretty quickly, and you get quicker coverage and protection from the vaccine." jenna rehnstrom keep these tidbits in mind as the weather starts to chance and influenze starts to pop up. and, if you do get sick, linda says stay home from work or school, so you don't pass it along to your friends. with chief photographer jonathan mack, i'm
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with your health matters. jessica rae: want a healthier baby? think about having a child in the summer. researchers at britain's cambridge university say babies born in summer months have a healthier birth weight and are taller. girls may also start puberty later in life, compared to girls born in other seasons. however, summer babies do not appear to do better than school. scientists say that may be, because of their birthdate, they start school younger than their peers. so why does a summer birth make a child healthier? researchers say more work is needed, but that it may be due to moms-to-be getting more sunlight and vitamin d in their second trimester. jessica rae: when most women put on a pair of high heels they're thinking about fashion and not their feet. but women's shoes can cause health problems. high heels can cause stress
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fractures, tendonitis, all types of bone spurs, and even encourage bunion and hammer-toe formation. but its not just your foot that can be effected... it may also affect other parts of the body. "( dr. jacqueline sutera/podiatric medicine and surgery)"when the body weight goes to the ball of your foot the whole skeleton really has to compensate so the knees and hips jet forward and then your back has to hyper extend backwards. this completely mal aligns not just your foot but the entire skeleton." jessica rae: this could lead to arthritis long term pain and joint pain. still most women don't want to give up their shoe lust. it's recommended women wear heels no higher than 2 inches. jessica rae: t-v anchors in omaha got a big surprise during their show last week. they were interviewing an animal handler who brought in a skunk ... and a strategically placed water gun. take a look " " jessica rae scott: surprise during their show last week. they were interviewing an animal handler who brought in a skunk ... and a strategically placed water gun.
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take a look " " surprise during their show last week. they were interviewing an animal handler who brought in a skunk ... and a strategically placed water gun. take a look " " surprise during their show last week. they were interviewing an animal handler who brought in a skunk ... and a strategically placed water gun. take a look " " jessica rae scott: surprise during their show last week. they were interviewing an animal handler who brought in a skunk ... and a strategically placed water gun. take a look " " jessica rae scott: adlib scott: a cold front moves through today. we'll have a strong northwest wind take over
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morning and reach its peak during the early afternoon with wind gusts getting up to 30 miles per hour. calmer conditions take over tonight and we'll likely see our first frost. then we'll have a gradual warm-up through the weekend with highs moving through the 60s and into the 70s. dry conditions will continue through the weekend. today's high temperature is 68. the overnight low is 30 degrees. a frost warning is in temperatures fall near the freezing mark tonight. tomorrow's high is 59 with sunshine. here's your 7 day forecast where we've got some next week on monday and tuesday. its peak during the early afternoon with wind gusts getting up to 30 miles per hour. calmer conditions take over tonight and we'll likely see
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our first frost. then we'll have a gradual warm-up through the weekend with highs moving through the 60s and into the 70s. dry conditions will continue through the weekend. today's high temperature is 68. the overnight low is 30 degrees. a frost warning is in effect as temperatures fall near the freezing mark tonight. tomorrow's high is 59 with sunshine. here's your 7 day forecast where we've got some showers returning next week on monday and tuesday. jessica rae scott: later today...... thanks for tuning good morning, america.
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