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this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. if you're just joining us this morning, we're touring all through hancher, which will officially open tomorrow. and right now, we're in this brand new rehearsal room. it's where musicians and performers will have the change to practice ef this, of course, is what performers will see once they step on the stage...just imagine it all filled with 18-hundred people in the audience. before we continue on our tour, meteorologis t kaj o'mara joins us now. kaj, what do you have for our hancher forecast? plan on the rain to exit the area very quickly this morning leaving the daylight hours dry and quiet. temperatures will bounce
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towards the north. our next area of low pressure is not far off though, and will begin to impact our weather beginning tomorrow. plan on some showers and storms in the area for friday and especially on friday night. this weekend continues to look great with highs into the 70s and lows into the 50s. the plan weather-wise for saturday night continues to be unchanged with clear sky and comfortable temperatures for football into the 60s.today: gradual clearing. wind: nw 5-15. high: 82 tonight: increasing clouds. wind: light e. low: 62 tomorrow: ho heavy rain possible. wind: s 5-10. high: 78 tom. night: lingering showers and a few thunderstorms. wind: nw 5- 10. low: 57 thanks kaj. we're going to send it back to our studio in cedar rapids where brea is standing by with a look at today's top stories. monday--it's the day for the
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minimum wage in the county. the board approved the second reading of the ordinance yesterday. one more "yes" vote would boost the minimum wage from 7-dollars and 25 cents an hour now to 8-25 an hour january 1st. then each year, it would go up by a dollar until 2019. the minimum wage would top out at 10-25 an hour. not all supervisors agree on the issue. supervisor john harris represents the smaller parts of lin he says business owners won't be happy with the change. they are apparently telling him the biggest concern is not the first increase but paying workers over 10 dollars in two years. harris believes many cities will "opt out" if this ordinance passes and state lawmakers will through their 2 cents in soon. "i think state legislators are paying more attention to this than anyone thinks they are. i'm confident this year we'll see some legislative action in des
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ordinance last year. the wage went up to 9- dollars-and 15 cents in may and will go up to 10-10 an hour next january 5 cities have opted out of that increase. the city of cedar rapids is evicting linn county from one of its properties. that's forcing court administrators to move a huge archive of old files to a new storage site. in about a year, the city plans to tear down the hubbard ice building to m flood control efforts. all the old files are moving about three miles south to a new spot. iowa law requires the county to keep the records for ten years, sometimes longer depending on the type of file. when they get to the new home, officials say there won't be much left over space. " the area we are going to is much smaller than hubbard. we will be full to the brim. " the county has gone electronic and is no longer adding files to the archive. linn county pays about fifty
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at the hubbard ice building. the new spot will cost fifty four thousand to start, with a two point five percent increase per year for 10 years. police in iowa city accuse a cedar rapids man of sexually assaulting a woman at a jimmy johns restaurant. police say a woman had gone inside a restroom at the downtown jimmy johns around 2:30 monday morning. and that's when they say 20 year old grant ajango walked in, locked the door and sexually assaulted her. police say she fought b to some friends. those friends and jimmy john workers forced open the door, and they held ajango president obama says the u-s has an obligation to help laos get rid of unexploded bombs. the u-s secretly dropped the bombs during the vietnam war. obama is the first president to visit laos, and toured a prosthetics museum exhibit yesterday.
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in laos every year. the president says the u-s will invest $90 million dollars over the next three years to the effort. "our hope is that this funding will mark a decisive step forward in the work of rolling back the dangers of uso, clearing bombs, supporting survivors and advancing better future for the people of laos. " the pentagon will help find those explosives. it will give records of where the bombs were dropped. hilla trump took to national television to discuss national security. the democratic and republican presidential nominees appeared separately at the same town hall-style meeting on military issues. clinton says having "steadiness" is the most important quality needed for a commander- in-chief. trump explained he has a plan to defeat the terror group isis, but refused to elaborate. let's go back out now to our crew out live in iowa city ahead of hancer's grand
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at the hancher practice room. of course, this brand new building is standing after years of construction. the u-i decided to replace the old hancher when the massive flood of 2008 badly damaged the building. when the university decided to replace old hancher, it decided to give the new building some brand new features. the giant practice room is one. for any theater or performing center, a rehearsal room may get glossed over in the planning, but not at hancher. production manager brian anstedt took us through the room that you may not see -- but is critical to the final result. chris: for any performer, the ability to have rehearsal space is critical and here at hancher, we see this with this rehearsal room. take me through a little bit about why we're seeing what we're seeing in here. it's very spacious, lots of seating as well. brian: it's a room about 50 feet by 60 feet. it's got the floor just like the main stage. the same as the main
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grid and the technicians can walk above it. chris: is it critical to replicate the experience for when you're on the real stage for a real room like this for the performers to make it where your performers feel comfortable and get an accurate feel of what it's going to be like when they do it for real. brian: it's important to have similar-sized space for when they rehearse in here, they can go out and have it be just like the main stage. is there is plenty of natural light that has come on in. when i think of a practice room or a rehearsal room, i think of some dark closet that might be hard to get to. that's definitely not the case here. brian: our whole back wall is windows. in fact, we have another performance space back there. this is great. we've had some dance classes out there and they're loving it because of all of the natural light they have. chris: i also understand there's an ampitheatre that's right behind there.
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with the performers but make more people aware of what may be going on inside. brian: we've had one show already out there and the performers play in the pad and the audience sits in the grass and it's an awesome space as well. still ahead this hour, we're talking to hancher's executive director. we'll find out what people sitting in these seats and we'll find out what makes this stage so special to people who've been with hancher for
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area very quickly this morning leaving the daylight hours dry and quiet. temperatures will bounce back into the lower 80s south and upper 70s towards the north. our next area of low pressure is not far off though, and will begin to impact our weather beginning tomorrow. plan on
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storms in the area for friday and especially on friday night. this weekend continues to look great with highs into the 70s and lows into the 50s. the plan weather-wise for saturday night continues to be unchanged with clear sky and 60s.today: gradual clearing. wind: nw 5-15. high: 82 tonight: increasing clouds. wind: light e. low: 62 tomorrow: showers and thunderstorms likely. locally heavy rain possible.
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high: 78 tom. night: lingering showers and a few thunderstorms. wind: nw 5- 10. low: 57 chris and nicole, back to you
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thanks kaj. still ahead, we have a special look at something many people in the audience will never see. we're taking you behind the curtain, back stage, to see how it all comes together. but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning!
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report, i'm david geiger. ---- the iowa crop progress report says 80 percent of corn has dented.. and 14 percent has matured.. but in central iowa.. near pleasantville combines are already rolling out.. it's not the earliest kevin smith has ever combined corn.. but it might be for this field.. "seem out this early but if it's time it's time." on one side of the street the field is green, on the other, it's ready to go. in the first week of september.. kevin smith and his dad are harvesting a hundred and two day corn planted in early april... the monitor is reading 20 to 21 percent moisture.. which smith says is perfect for
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it would be." and the corn is pulling some solid numbers. "it's not as good as last year but it's above average, this is making between 190 and 200." in fact.. the rows he's on are three quarter miles.. he can't go down the entire line without unloading some grain.. despite the early start, smith says he's still worried about the start of the season. first time out, they're not used to having you out there and machines nowadays are so big that they take up so much of the road. you try to get over and give them as much room as you can but sometimes you have no place to go to." smith says by the middle of the season.. most people are used to combines on the roads.. so just be aware.. there will be farm equipment moving about now.
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tiled that field every 40 feet... that made it much drier to harvest earlier. ---- there's some green across the board today.. with corn and meats rallying a bit.. market analyst angie setzer with citizens l-l-c has more. "we're starting to see a little more strength or a bit more recovery, or perhaps follow through from the buying that we saw there the tail end of last week. there's some talk that perhaps.." "some of these really heavy rains that we're seeing continue to deliver some heavy rain to the western or could potentially in the delta region could potentially be limiting or hurting soybean conditions or perhaps even soybean meal going forward with some disease occurring. we are starting to see some actual combines yield reports coming in corn and they are indicating a little bit lighter than what the usda's been playing through so far. so that's kind of giving us some strength there." "it looks like we finally ran out of sellers in the cattle and
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higher today. fundamentall y speaking nothing really significantly has changed. we still have heavier weights, we still have the same supply of protein." "on the market that was weighing heavy. they'll be here if we're moving lower but after a while as i said you tend to run out of sellers and some buyers resurface thinking that perhaps we've overdone it and i wouldn't be surprised to see some follow through correction again into tomorrow or even the end of the week." ---- and that's all the time i have tuning in.. i hope to see you again next time. ---- we'll post a video every day in the agriculture section of kcrg.com. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.33 oc: standard we're in the midst of our tour of the brand new hancher building. not only does this building have meaning to people who've watched and performed in hancher shows, it also holds a special place in the hearts of people who work here. we'll introduce you to a custodian who's says he's
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plan on the rain to exit the
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hours dry and quiet. temperatures will bounce
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towards the north. our next area of low pressure is not far off though, and will begin to impact our weather beginning tomorrow. plan on some showers and storms in the area for friday and especially on continues to look great with highs into the 70s and lows into the 50s. the plan weather-wise for saturday night continues to be unchanged with clear sky and comfortable temperatures for football into the 60s.today: gradual clearing.
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high: 82 tonight: increasing clouds. wind: light e. low: 62 tomorrow: showers and thunderstorms likely. locally heavy rain possible. wind: s 5-10. high: 78 tom. night: lingering showers and a few thunderstorms. wind: nw 5- 10. low: 57 now, let's go back to chris and nicole on the main we're joined now by chuck swanson he's hancher's executive director. chuck, this is new building is of course such a game changer for you and all of the hancher staff. can you tell us what this new auditorium means for the future of
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a lot of ways, we saw the spirit of hancher carry through as performances travel around the state. do you think it made the program stronger? what's possible now that wasn't possible even before with old hancher? still ahead, we're touring
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give the auditorium an incredible amount of flexibility. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now,
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y23puy y12fy from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. for those of you just joining us, we're here live at hancher for an all-access preview of for those of you just joining us, we're here this newly constructed building. we're touring all around the new hancher built after the 2008 flood destroyed old hancher meteorologist kaj o'mara is with us this morning for a look at what people can expect weather-wise today. plan on the rain to exit the area very quickly this morning leaving the daylight hours dry and quiet. temperatures will bounce back into the lower 80s south and upper 70s
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though, and will begin to impact our weather beginning tomorrow. plan on some showers and storms in the area for friday and especially on friday night. this weekend continues to look great with highs into the 70s and lows into the 50s. the plan weather-wise for saturday night continues to be unchanged with clear sky and comfortable temperatures for football into the 60s.today: gradual clearing. wind: nw 5-15. high: 82 tonight: increasing clouds. wind: light e. low: 62 tomorrow: showers and thunderstorms likely. locally heavy rain possible. wind: s 5-10. high: 78 tom. night: lingering showers and a few thunderstorms. wind: nw 5- 10. low: 57 anks kaj.
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when they're walking up for a show. one thing they likely won't ever see is the backstage area. production manager brian anstedt gave us a tour. n: we are off to the side of you won't beable to see from the house, but it's certainly something we want to show you. brian's joining us now. this is the rigging system. what makes this so special for hancher? b: well, we have a number of line sets shows can use with a total of 70, which is a huge amount. so when the shows come in, they put all their drops and their lights on these light sets and we operate them from over here. n: so when there's a scene change, that's when this all happens - you fly
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or six guys or girls back here running this system as things come in and go out at the same time. n: and just the sheer size of the doors in the backstage - that's going to allow for some big shows to come to hancher. b: it is. we have a which we'll show you and it's huge. the scenery could be 20 feet tall and we could still get it in here. n: the floor of the stage itself is pretty special too - tell us about that. b: the floor is specially constructed so that it's sprung. it's a sprung floor, especially for dancers and for musicals. it gives them the support and a little bit of spring to help them with their dancing. n: i've gotta think that the lighting system here at
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b: the lighting is state of the art. there are some leds which is good for energy efficiency. but yes, we've got beautiful equipment in here. we're still just getting started here at hancher. coming up, we'll take a look at one of the world- renowned performances coming to this stage this year. where kcrg-tv nine's brea love has today's top stories. breakfast at riley's will live on, even during a relocation process after a damaging fire. the owner of the diner style restaurant in cedar rapids has to decided to reopen at different place for now. fire crews believe a small vent fan overheated in the ceiling above the dishwasher on tuesday afternoon. most of the roof is gone and smoke damaged the rest of
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will open at 6:30 at daisy's garage just down the street. owner richard pankey wants to offer the breakfast menu every morning. then after 11 during the weekdays or after 1 on the weekends, daisy's garage will take over offering lunch and dinner. pankey tells tv-9 that this seems like the best solution to keep customers and his staff happy. " 1:11:21, "so hopefully the same riley's crowd will go down there, eat off the same riley's menu at daisy's garage, same staff will be down there, so nobody loses a job, everyone ample seating."" pankey says he hopes to re-open riley's at its downtown location. he says it will take at least 3 months to fix the building. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. a former cedar rapids substitute teacher has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee. 24 year old mary beth haglin will go to trial in november. during a past interview with tv9, she admitted she had a relationship
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the investigations of the teacher- student sex scandal led to last month's resignations of washington principal ralph plagman and activities director mike johnson. the meals on wheels program in johnson county says it is running short of funds, but not ideas. the group managing the service kicked off a new fundraising campaign. it's called "refueling meals on wheels." the agency says for each meal it delivers, there is a $2.50 shortfall in problem is delayed payments from the privatized medicaid program. "'"we've had to relocate our offices and part of the reason for that is because of the medicaid slowdown in payments our receivables have basically almost tripled since the state switched to medicaid managed care," " the group recently voted to
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service because it felt a moral obligation to feed and do wellness checks on the elderly in need. many up-and-coming performers consider starring on the hancher stage an honor. but it's not just performers who have become attached to everything hancher over the years...it's people who work behind the scenes, too. chris, nicole and kaj are live at hancher in iowa city, coming up. we're about done with last night's rain. kaj has your full forecast next. plan on the rain to exit the
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hours dry and quiet. temperatures will bounce back into the north. our next area of low pressure is not far off though, and will begin to impact our weather beginning tomorrow. plan on some showers and storms in the area for friday and especially on friday night. this weekend continues to look great with highs into the 70s and lows into the 50s. the plan
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clear sky and comfortable temperatures for football into the 60s.today: gradual clearing. wind: nw 5-15. high: 82 tonight: increasing clouds. wind: light e. low: 62 thunderstorms likely. locally heavy rain possible. wind: s 5-10. high: 78 tom. night: lingering showers and a few thunderstorms. wind: nw 5- 10. low: 57 let's go back to nicole and
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the auditorium is designed so
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everything going on. but there's one thing they typically don't see. and that's all the hard work that goes into this building, behind the scenes. kcrg-tv nine's mark carlson introduces us to one man who
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thrilled to be back home. "my grandfather always said if you can't have fun doing your job, find a different job." bill dawkins is one of hancher auditoriums biggest fans. for 16 years bill took care of the original hancher -- serving as the auditorium's custodian... up until the flood of 2008. "you could see it coming up, sand bags, and i'm just like... it's not raining, why are we doing this?... it was pretty sad. " bill can smile now... sitting comfortably in the new auditorium. but back in 2008, times were tough.. bill was out of a job with the old auditorium destroyed - so he started working as a custodian with the campus housing and dining department -- wondering if he'd ever be back-- in the spotlight of hancher. "at first they were like, it might be a year... then they were going to tear down the building,
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have to find something else. " bill says being back in hancher is a thrill... like reuniting with an old friend. but he's quick to note.. this new auditorium comes with plenty of new challenges. "the first weeks was like, okay it's so white, so bright, it's awesome.. once you get used to it, it's like okay this is dirty, this needs to be cleaned." but bill says bring on the challenge... it's showtime. in iowa city, mark carlson, kcrg coming up, brea is back in studio with some of your top stories today. but when we come back here to hancher, we'll tell you where the uniforms for the hancher ushers are coming from. we think you might be
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democrats for a failed bill that would've given funding to fight the zika virus. "2:56 i've heard accusations that republicans somehow don't want zika funding, well if 52- out of 64 republicans support it and it takes 60 votes, and the democrats won't vote for it/ how come are the democrats complaining how comes the democrats aren't voting to get this crisis money to where it's needed."
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comments during his weekly conference call yesterday. this after the funding bill failed for the third time. the democrats blocked the bill because a part of the it would have prevented money from going to planned parenthood. congress has until the end of the month to pass the spending bill, or the government will shut down. alliant energy is offering help to customers who've dealt with recent flooding in northeast iowa. the company is increasing rebates 50 percent to help offset the cost of replacing damaged equipment, like a-c units and living in seven counties: allamakee, bremer, chickasaw, clayton, fayette, howard and winneshiek. this is video from the town of spillville nearly two weeks ago. it was one of a number of communities where flood waters damaged homes and businesses. high tech in high school. students at western dubuque high school in epworth are getting some hands-on learning in a new robotics class. a grant from the monsanto fund allowed the class to start up. in the class,
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small robots. the robots work similarly to a remote controlled car. there's no specific right way to build them, so students have to figure out the best way. right now there are only 14 students in the class. teachers say it's low because they added the course late. monsanto is presenting a 25-thousand dollar check for the program at the volleyball game at western dubuque tonight. it's here's a live look at on our city cam. stay with kcrg-tv9.
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kaj? plan on the rain to exit the area very quickly this morning leaving the daylight hours dry and back into the lower 80s south and upper 70s towards the north. our next area of low pressure is not far off though, and will begin to impact our weather beginning tomorrow. plan on some showers and storms in the area for friday and especially on friday night. this weekend continues to look great with highs into the 70s and lows into the 50s. the plan weather-wise for saturday night continues to be unchanged with clear sky and comfortable temperatures for football into the 60s.
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nw 5-15. high: 82 tonight: increasing clouds. wind: light e. low: 62 tomorrow: showers and thunderstorms likely. locally heavy rain possible. wind: s 5-10. high: 78 tom. night: lingering showers and a few thunderstorms. wind: nw 5- 10. low: 57 thanks, kaj. still ahead in our 6 o-clock hour, we'll show you who's making the uniforms for hancher ushers. but first, here's a look at what's coming up in
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on one with iowa coach kirk ferentz on cy-hawk week. you probably don't have to say a whole lot to your players go out of iowa kids on the roster half of this iowa state game so i think like if i was close to where i was looking to see when you were about deeps. our guys grew up watching the series i understand what it's all about they appreciate what it's all about alot of our guys played in the game last year so just just one game in the series no matter where you grew up you appreciate the of the intensity that's involved at one of the top receivers in the country in allen lazard how will you defend him and we flip the field or stay the way you have been playing? that's a great question working on that right now its a little like basketball some ways he is going to get his receptions make his yardage. we have to try
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much for him they got other players are really talented after studying the miami tape when you come with? always room for improvement were happy about the guys played with good effort a lot of things we have to cleanup on and not stopping the run a little bit better that's on our list pass protection, gave up a big play defensively not something we want to be doing and josie jewell targeting took him out of the game early can you coach that that was such a bang bang play? first of all it was a great hu and got back involved in the a return but is an aggressive play nothing malicious in his intent. tried to caution our entire football team a target is going to call more this year as it was last year so we will have to try to be as smart as we can about the way we play. the impact anthony nelson made in his first game was amazing made one play down feel on a wide receiver have you seen a player coming in be able to change a game like that right away. it was really a great start for him certainly you know even been able watch him in practice and we think are tackles a pretty good players are
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against them so we were confident that he'll play well he may have exceeded its expectations a little bit but its one game so i think anthony knows that as much as anybody that being said parker has he has a chance to get back in the game? we think he does . these are day to day jay didn't make it last week we are hopeful he will make it this week. and think their is a chance parker can be ready to go. we will wrap up the the cy-hawk game this monday night at 6:30 with on iowa live from union station with special guest gary dolphin and hap peterson. league playoffs tonight at wisconsin and they lit the scoreboard first in the second inning zander weil with the triple off the wall and he scored moments later on the jj fernandez basehit to right... and the kernels took a 3-nothing lead in the third on the wiel single to right scoring louis areyez.. zander had 3 hits tonight wisconsin came back to tie it but the kernels answered five runs in the 6th they had 17 hits to win the opener in the best of the three game series 11-3. game two
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... to the pitch, coe women's soccer hosting mount mercy... 2nd half action, coe down 1-0... kelsey fauser looking to tie it up, but her shot goes just wide of the goal... 77th minute, mount mercy puts the icing on the cake, carly walker with the crossing pass to prairie grad adelaide bayne... mustangs shutout coe 2-0... up in cedar falls, uni hosting midland.. panthers scored six goals, including two from sarah brandt... uni wins it 6-1 j robinson today after allegations that he helped cover up his wrestlers' sale and use of the drug xanax. robinson led the gophers to three national titles in 30 years. and finally what a thrill for prairie high school senior jessica heims who walked in the opening ceremonies of the paralympics tonight in rio.. jess is one of only two high schoolers on the us team and she will compete in the 400 meters and the discus..
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morning news. good thursday morning it's . all this morning, tv- nine is live from the newly completed hancher auditorium. right now, we're in its beautiful new lobby. the whole building will officially open tomorrow with a ribbon-cutting. but we have an all-access pass this morning to take you on a tour through this expansive new building. the university of iowa took on the project after the 2008 flood destroyed the old hancher building. you can actually see where old hancher used to be out this window. before we dive into hancher's

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