tv KCRG TV9 Early Morning News ABC December 2, 2015 5:00am-6:00am CST
>> have a great day.source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. the university of iowa president and other university presidents are asking for money this year. bruce harreld says he wants to raise faculty salaries. state budget cuts in illinois are having an effect on an agency in iowa. they had to cut jobs to save money. owners of a vacuum repair shop in dubuque are trying to go beyond helping their customers. their children inspired them to take action. good wednesday morning! its 5 o'clock on december 2nd.
first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... watch for some scattered snow showers out there, primarily during the morning hours. while most main roads will remain wet, lesser travelled roads, residential areas, as well as bridges will be slick in spots this morning. be cautious of changing road conditions during the morning. this afternoon, the snow is off to the east, but chilly mid-30s remains, along with plenty of clouds. clouds should also hold most of the night. tomorrow, clearing sky is likely from northwest to southeast, leading us to highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. a nice warmup is likely friday and saturday with temperatures still holding well above average all of next week.today: cloudy, am snow high: 33-39 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 35 dbq: 35 iow: 37tonight: mostly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 24 dbq: 30 iow: 30tomorrow: gradual clearing high: 38-44 winds: w 5-15 alo: 40 dbq: 39 iow: 41tomorrow night: mostly clear low: 21-27 winds: w 5-10 alo: 24 dbq: 25
university of iowa president bruce harreld is requesting more state funding salaries. he asked governor branstad and other state officials for more than five million dollars in additional funds for the upcoming fiscal year. he told them the money would keep the university competitive. iowa state requested an extra 8.2 million dollars for hiring more faculty. 7.6 million in the state regents plan to vote on renaming a building on the university of iowa campus today. but they won't release details until they meet later today. some are concerned that the move violates the state's open meetings law. but a regents' spokesman says the board is complying with the law by giving notice of the proposed change, even though it's not releasing any other details. in the past, the regents have typically renamed buildings to recognize donors. as we mentioned, the board of regents is meeting today. they will also be talking about possible tuition increases
students at the three public universities. tuition has already been increased for the upcoming spring semester at u-n-i and iowa state. now the regents will consider a 3 percent increase at the university of iowa for 2017. jeb bush is dropping hints as to who would be his v-p if he wins the g-o-p presidential nomination. " should i be elected president, i would have my vice president. i think she will be a great partner, i mean - oh wait, did i say that out loud? " he made the comment during a town-hall meeting in waterloo yesterday. he says people always talk about the vice presidency with one gender in mind. but says the country has reached a point where people should be less gender-specific. right now, bush is still in the single digits in many national polls. a state budget impasse in illinois means job cuts and a reduction of service for a dubuque- based sexual assault prevention
the riverview center gets funding from both iowa and illinois. staff members say two people in dubuque lost their jobs because of the cuts - the development director and the project coordinator. both of those positions were bi-state funded. riverview center executive director carrie melton says, in the illinois offices they will be laying off 85 percent of their domestic violence staff and 33 percent of their sexual assault program staff. she says the center will now be unable to protect and assist those people. also in her statement, melton said in illinois, victims of domestic violence will have no choice but to remain in a violent home which will force their children to live in that environment. she also says the loss of services will be a burden on police, prosecutors and schools. tens of thousands of iowans who rely on medicaid are on deadline to choose a new provider, as the state privatizes the health care program.
about signing up for medicaid in the past few days. patients got letters in the mail asking them to pick from four companies by the middle of the month. but some say they don't know whether their current doctors and hospitals have contracts with any of the four companies. medical officials at physicians clinics of iowa say the only thing a patient can do is call their provider and ask which direction they are leaning toward. "certainly there will be iowa medicaid insurance available for those patients, the question then becomes which of those plans did they sign up for. that's puts most of the responsibility on the state at this point in time because things haven't been finalized to provide those members, our patients, with some direction on what they should do." dalton says some providers could opt out of full participation, but p-c-i will participate in one of the plans. a northeast iowa woman is sharing her experiences
was part of first, people to come together in the fight she was shortly after doctors her husband died in 1996, and now she's sharing her story with the hope of educating people. she says people still discriminate against those living with the virus, especially in rural communities. "18:04:30 i wish everyone knew that one - we are normal. whatever normal is for people. hiv is truly one thing in this world that does not discriminate. anyone who puts themselves at risk by having unprotected sex could contract hiv and you need to get tested. " haught says she enjoys talking with college students because she can help keep them informed. tami is the only h-i-v positive person in her family
thankful to have the support of her loved ones. a family owned dubuque business sells a product that almost everyone has in their homes... vacuum cleaners. but that family's real- life experience has now expanded their business to help families with loved ones who have autism. kcrg-tv9's dubuque bureau chief katie wiedemann has more. inside little bits and vacuums, jeremy austin does it all. he sells and repairs vacuum cleaners. both new and used. "so the vacuum cleaners have been our bread and butter for the longest time. " but the apple of his eye, are his two sons, kenny and zachary. both boys have autism. "our kids love to help. they love to vacuum. they love to help work on vacuums. they are sometimes too much help. " that's why, among the rows of
therapeutic tools to help people who have autism. "so it's a necklace that you wear and you can bite on it and it's like biting on your own clothes. " austin says his shop is one of the only places in dubuque where customers can test out these products before purchasing them. unlike buying them on the internet. "you don't know what you're going to get until you get it. parents have spent money on things, thinking they're going to be able to use it and then they get it and can't use it, so they put it in a corner somewhere and there it sits." he purchases the products online and then sells them for the same price he paid. no mark up. "there are so many kids out there with autism and i don't want to take advantage of them. " it's a been there done that mentality, which austin says is the best way to do business. he says for parents who have children with autism, they're all in this together. thanks, have a good day that was katie wiedemann reporting. austin also keeps a catalogue of therapeutic products in his store. he helps families figure out what kind of tools might work best for their child,
store. the african american museum of iowa is giving people in cedar rapids a way to experience kwanzaa. the museum has put up a micro exhibit in its lobby. kwanzaa is celebrated during the week between christmas and new year's. the holiday focuses on seven principles including unity, self- determination, and faith. objects like corn and fruit in the display represent these principles. "we still wanted to have a way honor the holiday and talk about it and share its history and what it's all about with our visitors. " the exhibit is open until january 1st. cedar rapids is getting into the holiday spirit this morning. businesses around the city are lighting up the streets for christmas
bridges will be slick in spots this morning. be cautious of changing road conditions during the morning. this afternoon, the snow is off to the east, but chilly mid-30s remains, along with plenty of clouds. clouds should also hold most of the night. tomorrow, clearing sky is likely from northwest to southeast, leading us to highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. a nice warmup is likely friday and saturday with temperatures still holding well above average all of next week. today: cloudy, am snow high: 33-39 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 35 dbq: 35 iow: 37tonight: mostly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 24 dbq: 30
cedar rapids is looking a little more festive this morning. last night, people helped welcome the holidays with the lighting of the first of five trees for the season. the cedar rapids metro economic alliance held the tree lighting in the medquarter district by mercy medical center. tree lightings are also scheduled this week in the kingston village, newbo, downtown and the czech village. this is the first year the economic alliance will light five trees. officials say it's to celebrate the progress the districts have made.
house speaker paul ryan will light the u-s capitol christmas tree tonight. this is video from last year's tree lighting. this year's tree comes from alaska. it's the first alaskan capitol christmas tree since the tradition started in 19-64. the tree will feature thousands of ornaments made by children in alaska. the tree will be lit through the first of next year. the iowa department of agriculture submitted its 20-17 budget this week. in today's agribusiness report, we take a look at the break-down of the multi-million dollar request. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning! it's ---.
geiger. ---- the iowa department of agriculture 20-17 budget request.. was submitted this week.. in a meeting between governor branstad and iowa ag secretary bill northey... who.. asked for 10 million dollars for the iowa water quality initiative.. and five hundred thousand for the avian influenza response efforts.. the 10 million is four hundred thousand dollars more than was budgeted this year.. northey also requested 7 point five million dollars for conservation cost share.. last year the state invested nine point eight million.. generating 12 point eight million in matching funds from farmers and landowners. there are still 17 agriculture drainage wells in the state.. northey asked for just under two million to finish a project closing them.. ---- the final volume requirements under the renewable fuel standard was announced monday.. causing mixed responses from ag groups.. the final rule requires more renewable fuels than the proposal.. but still falls short of the congressiona l mandate.. from 16 point two eight billion gallons in 2014
2016.. about half a billion gallons fewer than what congress voted.. cellulosic biofuel is set to go up from 33 million gallons to 230 million gallons.. the e-p-a says the requirements boost production and support a robust and achievable growth of the biofuels industry.. some ag groups say that shows progress from the proposal.. and moves the biofuel industry in the right direction.. however.. groups like the iowa renewable fuels association say it still is an illegal justification and the numbers should be higher.. and some farmers were hoping to reach the higher blend needs because of low commodity prices. "i don't think this is good news for that and it's sad because we have all this corn and it's literally sitting around. a lot of it outside right now, we have so much corn and we can't even get it inside when it's raining and snowing on it and we should be turning that into ethanol and give the consumers a right to buy these higher blends at a lower cost and instead, we're kind of stuck in neutral with this rule i think. so, it's frustrating, but all we can do is roll up our sleeves it is the final rule." shaw adds..
like biodiesel.. the number is 300 million gallons up.. but that's 25 percent below what was asked.. and that doesn't account for the 400 million gallons of imported argentinian biodiesel. ---- and the update on the renewable fuels standard is already in the grain markets.. it was expecting june estimates on ethanol production. "you know, over late yesterday afternoon, the epa did raise slightly the rfs for biofuels. it as anticipated.." "as our usage for corn ethanol is going to increase in 2016 from what was anticipated in june. the same thing with bio diesel use so that was a bit of a support along with the fact that the funds sitting big shorts in the market causing a bit of a short covering rally." "well, the cattle market continues to have a disappointing cash trade last week, traded 127 in the southern planes. the beef market's trying to show some stability but the cattle market continues to just not react to the positive weather. the weather issues that we've had
which could slow the rate of gains so looking for demand to pick up at the present time is the real issue." "well, the hog market has a real strong technical day today. cutout continues to find some strength. the market acts like we might start to carve out a seasonal low, and the demand is starting to pick up so all adds up to a higher price here today." ---- thanks for joining us here on the agribusiness report.. i'll be back again tomorrow.. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agribusiness section of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.52 oc webtease as millions of baby boomers start to reach an older age, it's time to think about creating wills. but many have not taken that step yet. in today's angie's list, getting your will done now
watch for some scattered snow showers out there, primarily during the morning hours. while most main roads will remain wet, lesser travelled roads, residential areas, as well as bridges will be slick in spots this morning. be cautious of changing road conditions during the morning. this afternoon, the snow is off to the east, but chilly mid-30s remains, along with plenty of clouds. clouds should also hold most of the night. tomorrow, clearing sky is likely from northwest to southeast, leading us to highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. a nice warmup is likely friday and saturday with temperatures still holding well above average all of next
high: 33-39 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 35 dbq: 35 iow: 37tonight: mostly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 24 dbq: 30 iow: 30tomorrow: gradual clearing high: 38-44 winds: w 5-15 alo: 40 dbq: 39 iow: 41tomorrow night: mostly clear low: 21-27 winds: w 5-10 alo: 24 dbq: 25 iow: 25 a recent a-a-r-p survey finds that roughly 40
will. procrastination, lack of incentive, and expenses are a few reasons we don't make solid plans for our death. today's angie's list report explains why if you don't get a will, it could cost your loved ones down the line. "the keys things are to decide who you would want to have the assets that you have, especially if you're in a second marriage and you're trying to provide for both your spouse as well as children from a previous marriage." "you don't need to be wealthy to need a will. everyone should consider one because it will help just make distribution of your things - even the sentimental items - easier and alleviate stress and fighting in your family." angie wants to remind you to use a respected estate planning attorney. also, you will want to write a will that spells out your specific wishes. and don't forget to review and update your will as circumstance s change. you will also want to create a trust for your
young. and you definitely want to make a health care directive in case you end up in a medical crisis. finally, you'll want to double-check your life insurance and retirement account beneficiaries. angie says to expect to pay at least 15-hundred dollars for even the most basic estate planning services. you can find more tips on angies list dot com. police in des moines now have a man in custody, suspected of killing two people on monday. authorities were able to apprehend him after a chase in dallas county. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's ---. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now,
new technology. one eastern iowa fire department will soon use helmet cameras when out on fire calls. raising the street. the city of iowa city is now ready to raise one road that is prone to flooding. here's a look at on our city cam this morning. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... watch for some scattered snow showers out there, primarily during the morning hours. while most main roads will remain wet, lesser travelled roads, residential areas, as well as bridges will be slick in spots this morning. be cautious
conditions during the morning. this afternoon, the snow is off to the east, but chilly mid-30s remains, along with plenty of clouds. clouds should also hold most of the night. tomorrow, clearing sky is likely from northwest to southeast, leading us to highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. a nice warmup is likely friday and saturday with temperatures still holding well above average all of next week.today: cloudy, am snow high: 33-39 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 35 dbq: waterloo and cedar falls have new mayors this morning after the cities held runoff elections. in waterloo, city councilman quentin hart received nearly 60 percent support in the runoff. he got more than 52- hundred votes to beat former mayor tim hurley, who had more than 36- hundred votes. hart will replace mayor buck
waterloo voters also filled the city council seat in ward four. jerome amos junior is the winner with nearly 900 votes. chris schwartz had around 600 votes. amos will replace quentin hart, who won yesterday's run-off for waterloo mayor. and in cedar falls, businessman jim brown received overwhelming support for mayor. he got about 75 percent support, with about 35- hundred votes. while incumbent jon crews received 143 votes. and david halterman had about 1-thousand votes as a write-in candidate. mayor crews had urged people to vote for brown in yesterday's runoff. he decided to step down from the position at the end of the year. but his name was still on the runoff ballot. mayor crews has served cedar falls for 30 of the last 44 years. police in des moines have a suspect in custody this morning for a double homicide. and that's after a standoff with authorities late last night on a highway. dallas county authorities closed down several miles of highway 141 last night when
matching the description of the murder suspect's minivan. michael wanchanic was parked at a gas station when officers recognized the car and tried to bring him into custody. but wanchanic drove away, leading to a chase that ended when the van died on the highway. "you know i think the cold finally got to him the reason he ended it. he finally came out. um he was just freezing cold. he didn't have any heat in his vehicle, i think that's why he finally decided to get out of the vehicle " police say wanchanic is the suspect in a double homicide in des moines on monday. authorities found 26 year old byron howard and 31 year old heath belieu shot to death in their home monday night. some people in dubuque have damage to their homes this morning after late- night gunfire. police responded to spruce street between university and jefferson around 10:30 last night. they found shell casings and
broken windows. the police department is still investigating. cedar rapids police are investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital. police say they received reports of gunshots around eight o'clock last night near the 16-hundred block of b avenue northeast. they did not find a victim there, but they did find a vehicle with bullet holes nearby. police say a man later arrived at saint luke's hospital for treatment. he is expected to be ok. new this morning...ther e's nothing left a hog confinement in wellman, iowa after a late night fire. the controller at brenneman pork told tv-9, 4 thousand pigs died when a fire broke out around 9:45 last night. controller adam hocker says everything seemefine last night, but then he got the call that the building was on fire. no one was inside at the time. the building is considered a total loss. firefighters in cedar falls are getting ready to use some new technology. kcrg-tv9's
us the fire department bought 3 helmet cameras to be put to use in january. firefighters have a lot of gear and equipment to work with. but in this day and age things are often changing... "17:48:10 there's always new ideas, new theories, new equipment and things that come out - all the time for us to perform our jobs as a firefighter." now firefighters have another new tool - helmet cameras that can withstand high levels of heat. fire chief john schilling says with the push of a button crews can record what they see when they enter a burning building. "17:37:54 the technology is finally here that we can start recording stuff we may miss during the fire. especially when we comeback and do a post incident analysis of the fire." " 17:49:40 what it will do is help us come back, review the tactics we used and learn from that and then we can do in and the next time, the next fire, the next whatever it is that we are using this information on - hopefully will go smoother."
department could also use the footage for investigations. "17:40:15 the color of the smoke tells us a lot of things. the color of a flame tells us a lot of things and if incident command is wearing it out there on the scene, he may be catching people we start to see a pattern of that person at multiple fires if that's the case." the chief says the team won't use the cameras for medical responses, due to patient confidentialit y. but after some training, the chief is ready to see this new technology in action. " 17:42:25 it's just a great tool that's relatively inexpensive that can provide us real great wealth of information on every fire we go to. " that was kcrg-tv's jill kasparie with that report. the chief says each one costs a little less than three hundred dollars. they're still working out the details as to how long the city will save the videos and who will have access to those. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. authorities have released the name of the inmate who was at the center of a smuggling investigation
penitentiary. they say wesley ziegler worked with a correctional officer to smuggle in cell phones in exchange for money. he's now serving a sentence for robbery and kidnapping in kansas. but he had been serving time in anamosa under a transfer agreement. authorities punished ziegler with confinement and transferred him back to kansas after they discovered a cell phone. former correctional officer garrett barton and three others have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the investigation. five other prison employees have lost their jobs. a flood protection project in iowa city seems ready to move forward. for the past five years officials have discussed raising dubuque street and the park road bridge. twice in the past three years, dubuque street has flooded between foster road and park road. both times the road was closed for nearly a month. officials hope to prevent future flooding events by raising the road one foot above the 100 year flood plain.
break ground in spring 2014. some of the delays came from residents and environmental studies showing concern. but now city council is expected to approve the plan in a couple weeks. the new design takes the roadway just above the 100 year flood plain. that should save some old trees along dubuque street. the project is now expected to cost 52 million dollars, up from the original estimate of 32 million. "the bridge itself has taken a little bit different shape than what the original concept was, so we have a little bit more money in the bridge, we also, as the delay in the project, originally we were going to be under construction two years ago, so obviously inflation raised the price of the project also. " they will break ground in may and it will take two years to complete. one of the world's biggest internet companies is in some trouble
ice is starting to melt in parts of the midwest that got pounded by ice over the weekend. six people died in ice storms in kansas. tree limbs are still falling from the weight of the ice, making clean-up a mess. winds are also increasing, causing dangerous conditions with the heavy limbs. watch for some scattered snow
during the morning hours. while most main roads will remain wet, lesser travelled roads, residential areas, as well as bridges will be slick in spots this morning. be cautious of changing road conditions during the morning. this afternoon, the snow is off to the east, but chilly mid-30s remains, along with plenty of clouds. clouds should also hold most of the night. tomorrow, clearing sky is likely from northwest to southeast, leading us to highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. a nice warmup is likely friday and saturday with
above average all of next week. today: cloudy, am snow high: 33-39 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 35 dbq: 35 iow: 37tonight: mostly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 24 dbq: 30 iow: 30tomorrow: gradual clearing high: 38-44 winds: w 5-15 alo: 40 dbq: 39 iow: 41tomorrow night: mostly clear low: 21-27 winds: w 5-10 alo: 24 dbq: 25
fed chair janet yellen's speech today. they believe the fed will raise interest rates from a record low this month, for the first time since the financial crisis. the internet business. the wall street journal reports that the company's board is mulling over a couple of options -- including selling off the company's internet business. investors are pressuring c- e-o marissa mayer over concerns of her leadership. speaking of tech giants -- mark zuckerberg and his wife say they're giving nearly all their fortune away -- and not to their newborn baby girl. the facebook founder says 99 percent of his earnings will go to solving the world's problems. he is worth nearly 45 billion dollars. it's here's a live look at road conditions
the snow is off to the east, but chilly mid-30s remains, along with plenty of clouds. clouds should also hold most of the night. tomorrow, clearing sky is likely from northwest to southeast, leading us to highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. a nice warmup is likely friday and saturday with temperatures still holding well above average all of next week.today: cloudy, am snow high: 33-39 winds: nw 10-20 alo: 35 dbq: 35 iow: 37tonight: mostly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: nw 5-15 alo: 24 dbq: 30 iow: 30tomorrow: gradual clearing high: 38-44 winds: w 5-15 alo: 40 dbq: 39 iow: 41tomorrow
winds: w 5-10 alo: 24 dbq: 25 iow: 25 thanks kaj. here's a look at today's top stories... voters in cedar falls and waterloo have elected new mayors. city councilman quentin hart will replace buck clark as the mayor of waterloo. jim brown will be the new mayor of cedar falls. he defeated the former mayor, jon crews, who did not want re-election but had to remain on the ballot. the iowa board of regents will meet today. it plans to vote on renaming a building on the university of iowa campus. it has kept the details of the building and the name a secret. the board will also discuss raising tuition at the state universities. the cedar falls fire department will soon start using helmet cameras when out on fire calls. the cameras can withstand high levels of heat. the fire department hopes the footage will help firefighters analyze how they fought the fire and ways to improve. it can also help with investigations.
here's the latest college football playoff poll. no change in the top four. clemson is on top followed by alabama, oklahoma, and iowa, michigan state is fifth and ohio state moves up to sixth. congrats to kirk ferentz who was named the big 10 coach of the year for the fourth time today and he deserves it.... they named the offensive all big 10 team and jordan walsh was named first team guard by the coaches.. quarterback c.j. beathard was named second team.. the pride and joy of williamsburg austin blythe was a second team center.. and jordan canzeri was named third team runningback.. sean welsh and matt vandeberg were honorable mention. scott westerberg has more on the 12-0 hawkeyes. it's been a rollercoaste r ride the last four of five years for iowa's senior class,
pretty low moments. "2012 season was not fun going 4-8, just to be in this position as seniors is really satisfying. all our hard work has paid off and we just got to go out and finish it now." "last year was a bitter feeling as well. finishing with tennessee was also a bad feeling as well for us. we knew that a standard had to be set higher."at 12-0, this season has almost felt like a dream compared to those of the past. "pretty much when i've been here we've had mediocre seasons, so i never thought we'd be sitting here in this situation."eve n though it seems like a miraculous turnaround from just a year ago, the players say there's no magic formula for the success. "back success. "back in january we said this is what we're going to do. we worked hard and it's culminated in this." "we've done a heck of a job just coming out and playing our best every single week and we kept our eye on the prize this whole time which is just
city, scott westerberg, tv9 sports. we will begin reporting from indianapolis thursday night.. and don't forget to watch our countdown to kickoff pregame show saturday at 4:00 right here on kcrg tv-9. to hoops fourth ranked iowa state hosted north dakota state tonight. and another big night for jameel mckay with the ally oop slam he had 15 points and 19 rebounds.. abdel nader with one of his 3 trey's led the cyclones with 21.. and another solid night for monte morris with 18 points and six assist. george niang chipped in with 15 points and 6 boards and iowa state with a big second half beat north dakota state 84-64 to raise their record to 6-0. after breaking a bone in his right hand basketball marcus paige made his return to the lineup tonight for north carolina against maryland. and marcus with three ball.. what broken bone.. and paige has and the tarheels lead this game late in the game. high school hoops tonight.. linn mar hosted waukee. and wash transfer jared printy
putback and one.. and boy do they have some shooters on this team.. future hawkeye jordan bohannon with the step back trey.. and then with time running down in the first quarter printy for three at the buzzer got it.. and linn-mar beat waukee opener . on kcrg 9.2 tonight mount vernon hosted williamsburg..and adam kettleson with the soft lefty touch from the top of the key for a 15-7 lead.. the raiders came back and cut the lead to 23-20 on the nice drive by al francis.. but the mustangs turned up the "d" in the fourth quarter austin ash with steal ahead to nick leopold who finishes and mount vernon beat williamsburg 47-40. and finally the kennedy girls entertained waterloo west tonight...the cougars jump out to the early lead but west rallies...taya campbell scores to cut the lead to 8...but kennedy hustles back down the court and linden runels beat the halftime buzzer as the cougars beat the wahawks 81-44. thanks scott.