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thursday october 15th. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... tackling the meth problem in iowa. as a purer form of the highly addictive drug comes into the u-s from mexico, it's beming a big problem in the hawkeye state. now iowa senator charles grassley wants to reverse that. how he plans to clean up the drug problem in just a minute. also afterer terrible motorcyclele accident nearly took his life, a northwest iowa chiropractor is making strides in his recovery. how he's gaining strength day by day and winning the support of his sioux rapids community. and it took a team of pilots, volunteers, and veternarians to find a forever home in iowa for a paraplegic dog from texas. that heartwarming story is on the way and you won't want to miss it. but first, here's ben.
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bottom out near 30 degrees. this afternoon, the main conceen will be the wind and dry air which will create high outdoor fire danger for a chunk of the viewing area as gusts could top 30 miles per hour. temperatures, meanwhile will be in the middle to upper 60s this afternoon with sunshine before only reaching the 50s at their highest on friday! see graphics. wx timer @ :40 >> meth is a huge problem in the state of iowa, but now a highly concentrated form of the drug is on the se in the state. iowa senator chuck grassley says he wants to change that. lauren moss reports on how he plans to do that.
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police department's tri-county drug enforcement team says a pure form of meth is coming from over the border...and ending up here in iowa. "the yield of ice meth our lab results indicate around 97-98 percent pure meth compared to the home based meth labs are anywhere from 45-60 percent..so the yield is much higher." and they've been working hard to get it off iowa's streets.. "in the last probably 4 years since the ice meth has been on the rise, we've seized probably 60-70 pounds of ice meth for the value to 3-4 million dollars." meth trafficking is a big problem to take on , considering the amount of meth labs here in iowa have decreased in recent years. "it's a major problem esp because of the money thats involved with the transportatio n, the sale distribution of meth and also more than likely we see weapons involved with the seizure of this cash and drugs." so now senator chuck grassley wants to help..he wants to keep this form of meth in mexico and ultimately out of iowa. see what kinda impact he can start bringing to the legislature..and to see things about mamabe the different
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effects with the meth problem across the border because it's gotten so large. >> that was lauren moss reporting. senator grassley discuss the issue with a panel of government, law enforcement and addiction treatment officials in iowa. an iowa teen now charged with his grandmother' s murder wenenon a rampage at a convenience store in d d moines saturday night. surveillance video shows 17-year old noah laprei fighting his way into the store. employees tried to calm the teen who was carrying a bible. he ran through the store knocking things over and pushing a shelf over. customers ended up tackling him outside the store, holding him until police arrived on the scene. family members believe drugs are to blame for the crimes. police plan to charge lapray as an adult for the murder of his 79-year-old grandmother. a nebraska man has been convicted after a car- accident killed his best friend.
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last october, justin hogan was driving under the influence when his vehicle rolled over. the accident killed his best friend, 21-year old chase miller and injured three other passengers. yesterday, a judge sentenced 23-year-old hogan to 180 days in jail and three years of probation. he also has to do 200 hours of community service and pay fines. before the judge read the e sentence, hogan apologized to the miller family. authorities are investigating a fire at a business in ida grove, iowa. it broke out yesterday morning at midwest industries in the paint department's powder coating linene firefighters froida grove, arthur, battle creek and hostein responded to the scene. they quickly got the flames under control. a company official says the building was damaged in the fire, but the extent isn't known yet. crews have already started pairs on the busineses and here's a closer view of the fire that left a family homeless in terril, iowa. a viewer sent us this video through the social media site, twitter. a family of six lived in the home, five were home when the fire broke out.
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they all made it out safely, along with their dog. authorities say the fire started in the garage, but they're still investigating what sparked it. a firefighter's helmet cam captures the moment an explosion rocks a rock quauay in oklahoma. a fuel tank exploded at the tulsa quarry monday, as firefighters battled a fire. captain don boyle's helmet cam captured the explosion. three firefighters and a quarry worker were hurt- their r juries are not life-threatening. it's been a tough 2 months for a northwest iowa chiropractor who has been recovering from a bad motorcycle accident. family members of dr. arden keune say he's getting stronger by the day, but they have e ng road ahead of thehe and community is backing them every step of the way. ktiv's sam curtiss has the story.
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a rehabilitation center in lincoln, nebraska. "he is starting to talk more," said kenzie keune. "he is starting to stay awake longer throughout the day." on august 3rd, a suv eluding police barralled into keune's motorcycle in sturgis, south dakota. news that quickly ripped through the sioux rapids, iowa, chiropractor' s community. "devastating," said slider gilmore. "there's been a lot of tears in our community." but those tears have now turned to arms. arms willing to help the man slider gilmore calls a dear friend. gilmore was in sturgis when the accident happened. "he id not regaiiconcious while we were there," said gilmore. but as you can see, keune is up. not quite able to walk yet, something he'll have to relearn. meanwhile, his daughter kenzie churns along in her senior year at sioux central community school. a place that's become her second home. "i have been overwhlemed with love, joy and support within my community," said keune. her volleyballlcoach says kenziees sharr tears with the team. one of the many activities she's involved in that her dad asks about. but she sa that's not all he asks about. "he misses seeing his patients and how much his patients really mean to him," said keune. but dr. keune meant a lot to others too. his accident brought a fellow chiropractor out of
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retirement to work with dr. keune's atients until comes back home. "him doing thihi for our family just means so much," said keune. "it's going to be a long road to recovery but with all of the support, and optimistic guy that he is, i think that he will get back home." >> the community is holding a fundraiser for dr. keune. it's on sunday from 8 a.m. until 1 1 m. at the sioux rapids fire station. if you have an item for the auction to donate, you can just drop it off at the fire department. several businesses in the united center in downtown sioux city joined forceseso raise money for the united way of siouxland. and, they had fun doing it. they got a little egg on their face with a "tonight show with jimmy fallon" style game of egg roulette. the event also featuring a chili feed and mini-i-ympics which raised more than a thousand dollars.
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sioux city kids tried their hands at playing the percussion indonesian assemble called the gamelan. made up of gongs, drums, bonang, and xylaphone-like instruments, the gamelan is about the group playing together, not individual musicians. the instruments are housed in the national music museum in vermillion, south dakota and this is the first time they have been played outside of the museum. the students say it was a fun way to learn about other cultures through music. "there are lots and lots different percussion instruments other than just the ones that we use here in the united states, there's tons around the world and they're all very different," says noah youngberg, a west high sophomore. "the siouxuxity students are having this s pportunity to experience for themselves a hands on, real-life experience," sa deborah check-reeves from the national music museum. more studentntwill be learning about the instruments today. and you can hear some of those instruments for yourself during the sioux city symphony's upcoming concert. specialized musicans from
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minneapolis will play the gamelan before the concert and during intermission. that performance is on saturday night at sioux city's orpheum theater. it's called "a night at the museum" and it will feature the orchestra and special guest musicians who will be playing other historical, one-of-a-kind instruments that are housed at the museum. a new task force is hoping to combat the increasing popularity of drones and the dangers they can present. details next. ben: and i'll ha your
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before a chance of showers returns next monday night and tuesday. see graphics. >> drones are causing some concern for law enforcement. the unmanned aircraft could interfere with commercial flights or be used in a terrorist attack. wiwilard shepard reports from miami, florida.
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together and be able to work on a collaborative effort to minimize any risk factor that's out there." the team is working on rules for police to follow. (sot: orlando villaverde, miami dade unmanned aircraft task force) "but that's something that is still an ongoing progress and hasn't been finalized yet even though there are existing criminal law that could be imposed on somebody that does violate the law." the faa directives require non commercial operators to fly unmanned aircraft below 55 pounds-- stay below 400 feet-- remain 5 miles from airports-- keep the drone in sight and clear of manned aircraft (sot: orlando villaverde, miami dade u uanned aircraft task force) "the hobbyist is what we are trying to make sure that they understand the dangers that is associated with operating a drone." >> that was willard shepard reporting from miami, florida. the new task force created to combat drone issues includes members from the f-b-i,
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f-a-a and one of t t nation's busiest airports, miami, florida. en we come back... s sed from being put down... one paraplegic texas dog named king lands in iowa and into the open arms of those who have put countless hours and miles to get him to his forever home.
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>> a one-year-old paraplegic dog's life is saved. he was flown from texas all the way to easasrn iowa to start his new life.
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as kristin rogers shows us it took four different pilots and numerous helping hands for him to have this new beginning.
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fosters, the shelters, and the rescues, those are the people. they do all the work, i said i'm just aaxi cab i got the easy part." jim is referring to groups like last hope, who save around 50 dogs a month frorobeing euthanized. (cg: jon bieien/ last hope animal rescue)")"ter you know you see it on paper, and you see those, you see a picture, y know you have the ability to help, but when it actually becomes real and you've got him in your arms it feels real and you know that's where it;s most rewarding." thanks to the effort of many, one-year-old king, should have many years ahead of him. >> that was kristin rogers reporting. critter r usaders in cedar rapids plans to help with his medical bills. there are plans to get king a wheelchair, he will able to get around easier. a top ten day yesterday, will we see another? ben's back with the forecast after the break. and.....n endangered bird makes a stop in eautern iowa. the whooping crane w the
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> > one iowa city played host to a
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over the weekend. whooping crane--whicicis an endangered bird--was spotted hanging out in dubuque for about four days. the international crane foundation says there are only about 400 whooping cranes left in the world. and this one's visit to dubuque caused quite a stir. brad hanson has morere
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"it's extremely rare bird, it's the first one i've ever seen in the wild, which was really neat experience to be able to see it." the bird set up residence here, wandering away from baraboo wiscononn, where it had been released in the wild. whe it set up worried preston and many other area bird lovers. "it was in a really precarious place, there was a aot of trtrfic, it was walking out in trafafc. it really was not afraid of humans, and we were really concerned about the welfare of that bird." craig kruse, president of the dubuque audubon society, says he was very involved during the bird's brief stay. s/ craig kruse, dubuque audubon society president:47 - :57 "we kept a really close on it all week and we were out here about every 2 or 3 hours making sure nobody was harassing it and it was basically left alone." s/u brad hanson, , eporting:58 - 1:088 "the prrfessionals weren't the only ones getting in on the act. the team here at buffalo wild wings adopted the bird, and even named him kevin, after the movie up." s/ chad miller, general manager, buffalo wild wings1:09 - 1:12 "you know, everyday we were talking about kevin, where he was, who saw him. people were asking about him." and this staff says they'll definitely miss kevin. "bye
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that was bran hanson reporting. kevin was picked up by the international crane foundation and dropped off in wisconsin. the hope is he'll integrate with a flock of sandhill cranes and migrate south fofothe winter. it's . time for a break. but we're back in just a moment with more news and weather for you on news-4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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good morning and welcome back to news 4 today. we've got a lot headed your way including an update from the presidential trail. the day after the first face-off among democratic presidential hopefuls hillaryrylinton tries to ride the wave of momentum. meanwhile, vice president biden remains undecided and among the republican field of players. and from the stern to the bow... the u-s-s sioux city is taking shape at a shipyard in wisconsin. ktkt's matt breen got an exclusivlook at the building process and what the vessel means to our area.
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and later in our healthbeat 4 report... a new study shows improved lighting can have a big impact on alzheimers patients. but first bebe... >
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race from the sidelines? we still don't know this morning... and the political world is getting antsy. nbc's tracie potts in washington... with a look at where this race stands.
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(super: henderson, nv/ wednessay :23-:28) hillary cllnton - campaigninggin texas today after a big union endorsement - isn't pushing him: (sot - hillary clinton /(d) presidential candidate :29-:33) "he needs to decide what's best for him and family. and i'm not going to comment on it." (super: richmond, va / wednesday :34-:39) meantime, donald trump is still pulling big numbers among republicans... with double-digit leads in nevada and south carolina. (sot - donald trump / (r) presididntial candidate too short to super) "we're in first place, everywhere." ut the outspoken republican frontrunner tells nbc: (sot - donald trump / (r) presidential candidate :51-:59) "i could be perhaps a.... i can watch my words a bit, maybe be a bit more politically correct." trump... holding back... while the political world wonders if biden will jump in. if he decides to get in now, he'll have some catching up to do. the biggest challenge will be fundraising. now back to you.u.>> d more white h huse hopefuls are bringing their republican presidential candidate rand paul visited morningside college this week alone, the u.s. senator from kentucky is visiting 11 colleges in iowa. it's all part of his "iowa 10-thousand college tour." students to caucus for him on february first, because stance on issues appeals to millenials. "i think they dodot want the phone records, they do believe in the right to privacy. they don't want the government jail for minor marijuana abuse and they sending them off to a new war in
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the middle east. i'm the one candidate who represents all three of those issues," said presidential candidate rand paul. after finishing in sioux cit paul went on to speak at buena vista in storm lake. the latest fox news poll shows paul in 8th place with 3 percent support. the campaining didn't stop there. a former top government officilal was in siouxland, telling why she thinks hillary clinton should be the next president. ktiv's brianna clark is live in the newsroom with that story. brianna? good morning al and sarah. former secretary of f ate madeleine albright campaigned on clinton's behalf yesterday morning in sioux city. she spoke at a "women for hillary" event at the peirce mansion. albright says clinton is committed to fighting for women and families. she says clinton's work to ella-vate gender r uality is a key part in advancing women's economic empowerment.
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ally smart," says former secretary of state madeleine albright. "she is going to roll up here sleeves and do it. so, i think that she is the very best candidate, not only now, but anybody that i've seen in terms of running for president." about 75 people showed up to support hillary clinton's run for the white house. "it's exciting to be here," says gail dooley, a democrat from sioux city. "i love love love iowa in the political season. the up-close and personal aspect of politics in iowa is unmatched and d m just so proud thatat can participate in this process." after her sioux city visit, albright was set to continue her clinton campaigning in council bluffs and west des moines. thanks brianna. this mororng, republican carly fiorina will be talklkg with students at spirit lake high school. then she'll take part in a town hall meeting at the clay county fair grounds in spencer starting at 10:30 this morning. for the past year-and-a- half workers have been busy at a shipyard in w wconsin working on
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the uss sioux city. ktiv's matt breen got a rare chance to check out the shipbuildi process first hand... and to see the u.s.s. sioux city up close.
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millsap. "once the steel is brought in, cut, and welded together, it can be brought here to the building behind me to ecome what are callee'modules'," said breen. like slices of bread in a loaf, these modules are lined up aboard the ship. living quarters, weapons systems an a hangar big enough for a helicopter. "this is what the lcs looks like when it's done, and in the water." said breen. "this is the lcs-5, it is the milawukee. the commander of the u.s.s. sioux city, which is still under construction, says he can't wait to step on to his own ship." "this is gonna be a special platform," said cmdr kevin ralston. "we'rr going g be able to a lot with it. we're going to find special things that this ship is capable of doing." bere leaving port, the sioux city, and the others in the lcs line, will already have an advantage... they can sail in shallower waters t tn most navy ships, and are among the fasteses "here on the bridge, they can contro the command of the ship, the engineering,but most importantly is the navigation," said breen. the u.s.s. sioux city's navigator, lt. ida quigley, says think of an lcs like a jet ski. "there are no propellers, no ruddders in that sense," said lt. a quigley, u.s. navy. "it's all water jet propulsion." at lt. quigley's station on the bridge are two "combinators".
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speed, of the water pushing the ship forward. "here you're using this to laterally move the ship, " lt. quigley said. "so, it can literally walk off the pier by using the different thrusters." for now, quigley, and ralston, train aboard the milwaukee, which is virtually identical to the sioux city. but, both anticipate the day their crew can erve the navyyn the high seas abbrd the u.s.s.. sioux city... with an entire city supporting them. "the uss sioux city is set to be christened in either december of this year, or january of 2016, before it begins its sea trials. in marinette, wisconsin, with photographer jake rains, matt breen, ktiv news 4. >> the ships actually launch when they're only about 80-percent complete. the rest of the work is done on the water.
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the 53-member "core" crew of the u.s.s. s sux city comes from a a over the country. their duties are as diverse as their backgrounds. but, they all want to represent the city of sioux city well. next month, ktiv's matt breen will continue his report from wisconsin... with stories about the u.s.s. sioux city, its crew, their special ties to the town, and the meaning of their mission. be sure toatch "building the u.s.s. sioux city"... in november on ktiv. still ahead on 4 today... don't get left in the dark. new research sheds l lht on the importance of f ght in preventing alzheimers disease. ben: and i'll have your
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30 miles per hour. temperatures, meanwhile will be in the middle to upper 60s this afternoon with sunshine before only reaching the 50s at their highest on friday! the 60s will return for the weekend as winds pick up again on sunday and monday before a chance of showers returns next monday night and tuesday. see graphics. >> four and a half million americans have been diagnosed with alzheimer's disease. while science struggles to find an effective treatment, even a cure... other scientists are finding ways to help manage the disease. benita zahn has more in today's healthbeat 4 report.
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keep our circadian clock, synchronized. the result, their wake - sleep cycle is disrupted and that causes a aange of problems. hehe answer - more light of a particular wave length. (sot: mariana figueiro, ph.d./ rpi lighting research center) "we know from studies that we have done here looking at how the retina converts the light signals into neuro signals for the circadian system and we know that we have photo receptors in the eye that are more sensitive to short wave lengths, or blue light." so her team created this blue light table. it's easily used by alzheimer's patients. they can sit around it for meals and activities. and it's a simple creation - it's an edge lit t.v. mounted into a table frame. for those who don't leave their rooms, lights have been retrofitted with specialty lightbulbs. and based on studies in nursing homes, the light therapy is working. (sot: mariana figueiro, ph.d./ rpi lighting research center) "we're showing ah, improvement in sleep efficiency, we're showing a reduction in agitation and a very strong effect in reducing depression." and with better sleep, says figueiro, this population experiences fewer falls. (sot: mariana figueiro, ph.d./ rpi lighting research center) "but i think that's gonna be the future. you're gonna have to retrofit lighting in facilities so that you're deliver that increased circadian
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that was benita zahn reporting. as baby boomers age, the number of people diagnosed with alzheimer's is expected to rise, dramatically, increasing the need for a cure. what does the upcoming winter season hold for us weather wise? we'll have the outlook from noaa when we come back. and hype for the 2016 summer olympics ramps up as the official gear for the games goes up
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> how much snow will we get? will it be a colder than average winter? we'll get a better idea
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later today. the country's climate prediction center will announce its winter weather outlook this morning. the national oceanic and atmospheric administration -- or noaa -- will announce its predictions for u-s temperature and precipitation for the upcoming season. it will include the latest forecast for el nino and how that might influence this winter.
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on wall street... weak earnings from wal-mart and jpmorgan pushed stocks lower. the dow fell 157 to 16,924. the nasdaq lost more than 13 and the s&p closed down 9 points. the labor department offers the latest reading on inflation at the consumer level this morning when it releases its consumer price index for september. looks like consumers are lovin' all-day breakfast at mcdonald's. perception of the mcdonald's brand has hit its highest point in two years. that's according to a consumer research firm which tracks the fast food chain. the firm's research found people who love breakfast at fast food chains
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were drawn to mcdonald's by its recent advertisement campaign for all-day breakfast. among adults over 18 who eat breakfast at a restaurant at least once a month, some 46 percent of them said they might eat at mcdonald's for their next meal. that's up from 39 percent in july. you can now get paid to make your gopro videos through a new awards program. the action-cam maker will reward users for their creativity and is offering up to five million dollars annually. contestants can enter their photos and videos at gopro dot com slash awards... to compete in a range of categories, including family trips and a category called "anything awesome." you can win 500 bucks for photos, one-thousand dollars for raw video clips and
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organizers of the 2016 olympics in rio de janeiro put some of the products on display that they hope will help them pull in 26-million dollars in sales of licensed items associated with the games. about two-thousand products with rio 2016 branding will be for sale. they include everything from flip-flops and toys, to coins and clothing. the 2016 olympics will take place in rio next august. ben's baba with the weather forecast after the break. he says the winds will be picking up... and lamar odom is fighting for his life this morning. an update on the former nba star who was found unresponsive at a nevada brothel... coming up in the hollywood minute.
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>> > > here's a look at the news stories from siouxland making top headlines this thursday morning. the people of sioux rapids, iowa are showing support for a local man badly injured in a
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motorcycle accident in early august. dr. arden keune was struck by an s-u-v fleeing police in sturgis, south dakota. while he's been recovering at a rehabilitation center in lincoln, nebraska, a fellow chiropractor has come out of retirement to work with keune's patients. a fundraiser auction will be held at the sioux rapids fire station on sunday from eight a-m to one p-m. madeleine albright campaigns for hillary clinton in sioux city. the former secretary of state spoke to a crowd of about 75 people at a "women for hillary" event at the peirce mansion yesterday morning. albright says clinton's work to elevate gender equality is a key part in advancing women's economic empowerment. the sioux city visit was one of three stops albright made on clinton's behalf in iowa. republican rand paul brought his presidential campaign to sioux city. the kentucky senator spoke at morningside college. he's visiting eleven iowa colleges this week on what he calls a "10-thousand college tour." paul says he wants at least that many students to caucus for him on february first, because he says his stance on issues appeals to millenials. after his visit to morningside,
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paul spoke at buena vista university in storm lake. and a cultural lesson through music for some sioux city students. they played an ensemble of indonesian instruments called the "gamelan." the gongs, drums and xylophone- like instruments are from the national music museum in vermillion. the students say it was a fun way to learn about other cultures through music. the instruments will also be part of the sioux city symphony's concert saturday night at the orpheum. a former n-b-a player and member of the kardashian family is found unresponsive in a nevada brothel. also a reality t-v star faces federal charges. andy rose has today's hollywood minute.
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miller hid more than 750-thousand dollars of income when filing for bankruptcy. neither miller's attorney nor lifetime have commented. (nats: christmas music) netflix wants yoave a very murray christmas. (nats: "tonight will go down as the greatest night in history") the streaming service offered a first glimpse at bill murray's star-studded holiday special. it debuts december 4th. for hollywood minute... i'm andy rose. >> just ahead in our third half-hour, the growing problem of meth in iowa. there's a new form of the drug causing big concern, and an iowa lawmaker wants to do something about it... and one-thousand kills and counting! our sports fource champion is a force to be
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this thursday october 15th. coming up in this half hour of news 4 today... tackling the meth problem in iowa. as a purer form of the highly addictive drug comes into the u-s from mexico, it's becoming a big problem in the hawkeye state. grassley wants to reverse that. how he plans to clean up the drug problem in just a minute. also after a terrible motorcycle accident nearly took his life, a northwest iowa chiropractor is making strides in his recovery. how he's gaining strength day by day and winning the support of his sioux rapids community. and it took a team of pilots, volunteers, and veternarians to find a forever home in iowa for a paraplegic dog from texas. the story of the dog named king is on the way. and we'll meet this week's sports fource champion who is heating things up on the volleball court. what's not heating up is our
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> meth is a huge problem in the state of iowa, but now a highly concentrated form of the drug is on the rise in the state. iowa senator chuck grassley says he wants to change that. lauren moss reports on how he plans to do that.
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"there's a lot coming in due to the supply and demand." lt. corbin payne of the waterloo police department's tri-county drug enforcement team says a pure form of meth is coming from over the border...and ending up here in iowa. "the yield of ice meth our lab results indicate around 97-98 percent pure meth compared to the home based meth percent..so the yield is much higher." and they've been iowa's streets.. since the ice meth has been on the rise, we've seized probably 60-70 pounds of ice meth for the value to 3-4 million dollars." meth trafficking is a big problem to take on , considering the amount of meth labs here in iowa have decreased in recent years. "it's a major problem esp because of the money thats involved with the transportatio n, the sale distribution of meth and also more than likely we see weapons involved with the seizure of this cash and drugs."
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so now senator chuck grassley wants to help..he wants to keep this form of meth in mexico and ultimately out of iowa. see what kinda impact he can start bringing to the legislature..and to see things about maybe the different effects with the meth problem across the border because it's gotten so large. >> that was lauren moss reporting. senator grassley discussed the issue with a panel of government, law enforcement and addiction treatment officials in iowa. an iowa teen now charged with his grandmother' s murder went on a rampage at a convenience store in des moines shortly after the killing saturday night. surveillance video shows 17-year old noah laprei fighting his way into the store. employees tried to calm the teen who was carrying a bible. he ran through the store knocking things over and pushing a shelf over. customers ended up tackling him outside the store, holding him until police arrived on the scene. family members believe drugs are to blame for the crimes. police plan to charge lapray as an adult for the murder of his 79-year-old grandmother. a northeast nebraska man has
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after a car-accident killed his best friend. last october, 23-year old justin hogan was driving drunk when his vehicle rolled over near emerson, killing 21-year old chase miller and injuring three other passengers. a judge sentenced hogan to 180 days in jail and three years probation. he also has to perform 200 hours of community service. authorities are investigating a fire at a business in ida grove, iowa. it broke out yesterday morning at midwest industries in the paint department's powder coating line. firefighters from ida grove, arthur, battle creek and hostein responded to the scene. they quickly got the flames under control. a company official says the building was damaged in the fire, but the extent isn't known yet. crews have already started repairs on the business. and here's a closer view of the fire that left a family homeless in terril, iowa. a viewer sent us this video through the social media site, twitter. a family of six lived in the home, five were home when the fire broke out. they all made it out safely,
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along with their dog. authorities say the fire started in the garage, but they're still investigating what sparked it. a firefighter's helmet cam captures the moment an explosion rocks a rock quarry in oklahoma. a fuel tank exploded at the tulsa quarry monday, as firefighters battled a fire. captain don boyle's helmet cam captured the explosion. three firefighters and a quarry worker were hurt- their injuries are not life-threatening. it's been a tough 2 months for a northwest iowa chiropractor who has been recovering from a bad motorcycle accident. family members of dr. arden keune say he's getting stronger by the day, but they have a long road ahead of them. and they say their sioux rapids community is backing them every step of the way. ktiv's sam curtiss has the story.
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day." on august 3rd, a suv eluding police barralled into keune's motorcycle in sturgis, south dakota. news that quickly ripped through the sioux rapids, iowa, chiropractor' s community. "devastating," said slider gilmore. "there's been a lot of tears in our community." but those tears have now turned to arms. arms willing to help the man slider gilmore calls a dear friend. gilmore was in sturgis when the accident happened. "he did not regain concious while we were there," said gilmore. but as you can see, keune is up. not quite able to walk yet, something he'll have to relearn. meanwhile, his daughter kenzie churns along in her senior year at sioux central community school. a place that's become her second home. "i have been overwhlemed with love, joy and support within my community," said keune. her volleyball coach says kenzie's shared tears with the
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team. one of the many activities she's involved in that her dad asks about. but she says that's not all he asks about. "he misses seeing his patients and how much his patients really mean to him," said keune. but dr. keune meant a lot to others too. his accident brought a fellow chiropractor out of retirement to work with dr. keune's patients until he comes back home. "him doing this for our family just means so much," said keune. "it's going to be a long road to recovery but with all of the support, and optimistic guy that he is, i think that he will get back home." >> the community is holding a fundraiser for dr. keune. it's on sunday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the sioux rapids fire station. if you have an item for the auction to donate, you can just drop it off at the fire department. several businesses in the united center in downtown sioux city joined forces to raise money for the united way of siouxland. and, they had fun doing it. they got a little egg on their face with a "tonight show with jimmy fallon" style game of egg roulette. the event also featuring a chili feed and mini-olympics which raised more than a thousand dollars. sioux city kids tried their hands at playing the percussion indonesian assemble called the gamelan. made up of gongs, drums,
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bonang, and xylaphone-like instruments, the gamelan is about the group playing together, not individual musicians. the instruments are housed in the national music museum in vermillion, south dakota and this is the first time they have been played outside of the museum. the students say it was a fun way to learn about other cultures through music. "there are lots and lots different percussion instruments other than just the ones that we use here in the united states, there's tons around the world and they're all very different," says noah youngberg, a west high sophomore. "the sioux city students are having this opportunity to experience for themselves a hands on, real-life experience," says deborah check-reeves from the national music museum. more students will be learning about the instruments today. and you can hear some of those instruments for yourself during the sioux city symphony's upcoming concert. specialized musicans from minneapolis will play the gamelan before the concert and during intermission. that performance is on saturday night at sioux city's orpheum theater.
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it's called "a night at the museum" and it will feature the orchestra and special guest musicians who will be playing other historical, one-of-a-kind instruments that are housed at the museum. straight ahead in law review... see what employers can do to attract and keep great employees. and i'll have your complete
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central and northern siouxland today from 1 pm until 7 pm freeze warning in effect for central and western siouxland friday from 3 am until 9 am frost advisory in effect for eastern and southeastern siouxland friday from 3 am until 9 am well, the time of year has finally come where we see our first major frost/freeze threat which arrives late tonight as lows bottom out near 30 degrees. this afternoon, the main concern will be the wind and dry air which will create high outdoor fire danger for a chunk of the viewing area as gusts could top 30 miles per hour. temperatures, meanwhile will be in the middle to upper 60s this afternoon with sunshine before only reaching the 50s at their highest on friday! the 60s will return for the weekend as winds pick up again on sunday and monday before a chance of showers returns next monday night and tuesday.
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sometimes it can be tough for a business to attract top talent, or keep the best
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employees they have. what can they do to attract, or retain, those workers? and, that's the focus of today's "law review" with ktiv's matt breen.
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after the break in sports... a big celebration in kansas city this morning. highlights from the royals must-win game last night. and we'll meet this week's sports fource champion. ali verzani is one of the best overall athletes lawton-bronson has ever had. she just topped a big milestone. mark freund will
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> a lot of happy fans in kansas city this morning. the kansas city royals advance to the american league championship series. in the ninth inning, k-c is up big, 7 to 2, thanks to a three-run homer from kendrys morales in the eighth inning. two outs, and george springer is the batter for houston. he flies out to the fence in right field. and the celebration is on! but no rest for the
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another hearing will be held in the case of two high school football players who tackled a referee last month. the state executive committee of the university interscholastic league will be meeting this morning to discuss the matter. referee robert watts is expected to be in attendance. in a september game two students from john jay high school were seen tackling watts. they allege that he had made racial slurs. watts, the referee, has denied making racial slurs. many volleyball players dream of reaching the one thousand kills but few actually get there and even fewer are the first in their school's history to do it. a lawton-bronson senior can check both those accomplishme nts off her list. ktiv's mark freund has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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"she's got a great snap and follow through on her swing," said pottebaum. ali verzani's mechanics make her one of siouxland's most feared hitters. but it wasn't always that way. "my freshman year i was a setter," said verzani. "my sophomore year i was in the middle, the right side. now i'm on the outside, so we've gone through a lot of different changes to get where we are now." "i wanted to make sure we were getting her more sets because i knew we'd have some good productivity out of her on the outside," said pottebaum. that tweak was all she needed. verzani had 323 kills her first two years of varsity volleyball. last year, she had 374. this season, already 307. and last thursday against rival woodbury central, verzani became the first lawton- bronson volleyball player to record one- thousand career kills. "he called a timeout and it was announced and everyone was clapping, even on the woodbury central side, so it was really cool," said verzani. "it was extremely gratifying to see her get that accomplishme nt. she's worked hard. she's very coachable. she's put in the time," said pottebaum. "it's really cool to think that i'll be remembered and the little kids who know me now, when they get older, they'll want to beat that record," said verzani. lawton-bronson is 27-2 and ranked 14th in class 2a. the only thing missing is a state tournament trip. "our school's never made it to state in volleyball, so it would be a first for us," said verzani. "we've got a tough road, but i believe we can do it. we have to serve tough, we just have to pass. if we can
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pass, we have the hitters to put it down." and she may be the leader but it takes a village. "all my success comes from the passes, the sets, and it's all a teamwork thing, and i hope that these juniors that i'm blessed to play with get this opportunity next year." said verzani. verzani currently sits at 1,004 career kills. this basketball season, she'll look to become the first-ever 1,000 point scorer in lawton- bronson's history. in lawton, iowa, mark freund ktiv sports fource. >> this basketball season, she'll look to become the first-ever one thousand point scorer in lawton-bronson's history. cooler and windier today. ben's got the details in his forecast after the break. also... saved from being put down... one paraplegic texas dog
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named king lands in iowa and into the open arms of those who have put countless hours and miles to get
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a one-year-old paraplegic dog's life is saved. he was flown from texas all the way to eastern iowa to start his new life. as kristin rogers shows us it took four different pilots and numerous helping hands for him to have this new beginning.
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airplanes and gas, to help save dogs... (cg: jim bordoni/ pilots n paws) "i said because it's kind of costly to operate the airplane i'd do one a month and i usually do four or five, i have a hard time saying no so." (cg: kristin rogers) "even though jim has helped save over 400 dogs, he refuses to call himself a hero." (cg: jim bordoni) "no the heroes are the fosters, the shelters, and the rescues, those are the people. they do all the work, i said i'm just a taxi cab i got the easy part." jim is referring to groups like last hope, who save around 50 dogs a month from being euthanized. (cg: jon biegen/ last hope animal rescue)"after you know you see it on paper, and you see those, you see a picture, you know you have the ability to help, but when it actually becomes real and you've got him in your arms it feels real and you know that's where it;s most rewarding." thanks to the effort of many, one-year-old king, should have many years ahead of him. >> that was kristin rogers reporting. critter crusaders in cedar rapids plans to help with his medical bills. there are plans to get king a wheelchair, so he will able to get around easier. it's . time for a break. we're back with our fourth half
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hour of news 4 today. first though.. here's a look at
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good morning and welcome back to news 4 today. we've got a lot headed your way including an update from the presidential trail. the day after the first face-off among democratic presidential hopefulshillary clinton tries to ride the wave of momentum. meanwhile, vice president biden remains undecided and among the democratic field of players. and from the stern to the bow... the u-s-s sioux city is taking shape at a shipyard in wisconsin. ktiv's matt breen got an exclusive look at the building process and what the vessel means to our area. that story is just ahead. and later a prank that could have raised a stank on live t-v. what you get when you combine a prankster and a stinky animal... and t-v hosts on edge. that's later in what's trending. but first ben....
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wx timer @ :50 well, the time of year has finally come where we see our first major frost/freeze threat which arrives late tonight as lows bottom out near 30 degrees. this afternoon, the main concern will be the wind and dry air which will create high outdoor fire danger for a chunk of the viewing area as gusts could top 30 miles per hour. temperatures, meanwhile will be in the middle to upper 60s this afternoon with sunshine before only reaching the 50s at their highest on friday! see graphics. >>
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is joe biden all in or is he watching this presidential race from the sidelines? we still don't know this morning... and the political world is getting antsy. nbc's tracie potts in washington... with a look at where this race stands.
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watch my words a bit, maybe be a bit more politically correct." trump... holding back... while the political world wonders if biden will jump in. if he decides to get in now, he'll have some catching up to do. the biggest challenge will be fundraising. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. >> and more white house hopefuls are bringing their campaigns to siouxland. republican presidential candidate rand paul visited morningside college yesterday. this week alone, the u.s. senator from kentucky is visiting 11 colleges in iowa. it's all part of his "iowa 10-thousand college tour." rand wants at least that many students to caucus for him on february first, because he says his stance on issues appeals to millenials. "i think they don't want the government collecting all their phone records, they do believe in the right to privacy. they don't want the government putting them or their friends in jail for minor marijuana abuse and they don't want the government sending them off to a new war in the middle east. i'm the one candidate who represents all three of those issues," said
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after finishing in sioux city, paul went on to speak at buena vista in storm lake. the latest fox news poll shows paul in 8th place with 3 percent support. the campaining didn't stop there. a former top government official came to sioux city wednesday, campaigning for hillary clinton in her bid for president. ktiv's brianna clark is live in the newsroom with that story. brianna? good morning al and sarah. former secretary of state madeleine albright campaigned on clinton's behalf yesterday morning in sioux city. she spoke at a "women for hillary" event at the peirce mansion. albright says clinton is committed to fighting for women and families. she says clinton's work to ella-vate gender equality is a key part in advancing women's economic empowerment. "she works very very hard and is really smart," says former secretary of state madeleine albright. "she is
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going to roll up here sleeves and do it. so, i think that she is the very best candidate, not only now, but anybody that i've seen in terms of running for president." about 75 people showed up to support hillary clinton's run for the white house. "it's exciting to be here," says gail dooley, a democrat from sioux city. "i love love love iowa in the political season. the up-close and personal aspect of politics in iowa is unmatched and i'm just so proud that i can participate in this process." after her sioux city visit, albright was set to continue her clinton campaigning in council and west des moines. thanks brianna. this morning, republican fiorina will be talking with students at spirit lake high school. then she'll take part in a town hall meeting at the clay county fair grounds in spencer starting at 10:30. for the past year-and-a- half workers have been busy at a shipyard in wisconsin working on the uss sioux city. ktiv's matt breen got a rare
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hand... and to see the u.s.s. sioux city up close.
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we're going to find special things that this ship is capable of doing." before leaving port, the sioux city, and the others in the lcs line, will already have an advantage... they can sail in shallower waters than most navy ships, and are among the fastest. "here on the bridge, they can control the command of the ship, the engineering, but most importantly is the navigation," said breen. the u.s.s. sioux city's navigator, lt. ida quigley, says think of an lcs like a jet ski. "there are no propellers, no ruddders in that sense," said lt. ida quigley, u.s. navy. "it's all water jet propulsion." at lt. quigley's station on the bridge are two "combinators". they control the direction, and speed, of the water pushing the ship forward. "here you're using this to laterally move the ship, " lt. quigley said. "so, it can literally walk off the pier by using the different thrusters." for now, quigley, and ralston, train aboard the milwaukee, which is virtually identical to the sioux city. but, both anticipate the day their crew can serve the navy on the high seas aboard the u.s.s. sioux city... with an entire city supporting them. "the uss sioux city is set to be christened in either december of this year, or january of 2016, before it begins its sea trials. in marinette, wisconsin, with photographer jake rains, matt breen, ktiv news 4.
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the ships actually launch when they're only about 80-percent complete. the rest of the work is done on the water. next month, ktiv's matt breen will continue his report from wisconsin... with stories about the u.s.s. sioux city, its crew, their special ties to the town,
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and the meaning of their mission. be sure to catch "building the u.s.s. sioux city"... in november on ktiv. a pair of omaha tv anchors get pranked on-air by a wildlife expert with a skunk and a squirt gun. that's next in what's trending.
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in what's trending... you never know what's going to happen on live t-v.... especially when you're dealing with animals, pranksters... or both. two omaha, nebraska t-v anchors got a big surpriseseuring their show last week. they were interviewing an animal handler who brought in a skunk ... and a strategically placed water gun. take a look at the on-air hijinks. "but they do their self defense mecanism they spray. so they get scared if they feel threatened at all they shoot off spray. anchors laugh at the skunk prank." just water, nothing to raise a
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but something you don't expect. katy perry visits kids in cuba. that's coming up, along with a clip from the tonight show with jimmy fallon... plus...an update on lamar odom. the former nba star is not doing well today after being found unresponsive at a nevada brothel earlier this week. we'll have an update aftererhe break. we are learning more about the
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we are learning more about the condition of former basketball player lamar odom. the ex-husband of khloe kardashian reportedly suffered a stroke and is on a ventilator after he was und unconscious in a aevada brbrhel. doctors at a las vegas hospital are treating the s suation as an overdose...sources close to the athlete say he had multiple drugs in his system.. including cocaine. pop star katy perry visited a children's theatre company during a visit to havana yesterday.
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visiting a havana children's theater, she met the young performers and caught a special performance from the group. perry, who started out as a youth gospel singer, visited havana as a unicef goodwill ambassador. last night, vin diesel and selena gomez were jimmy fallon's guests on the tonight show. here's a look at the
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on the show tonight tom hanks, jessica chastain, and musical a cappella group, pentatonix. you can catch the tonight show with jimmy fallon right here on ktiv at 10:35 after news 4. thursday al- rhythm-and-blues singer ginuwine is 45 sarah- chef emeril lagasse is 56 al- britain's duchess of york, sarah ferguson, is 56 sarah- baseball hall l famer jim palmer is 70 al- actress-directororenny marshall is 72 sarah- actress linda lavin is 78 al- former auto executive lee
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we're starting to wrap things up on this thursday morning. but still to come, a recap of some of our top siouxland headlines this morning... and it's like dominoes... but with books! germany sets a new
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>> here's a look atathe news stories from siouxland making top headlines this thursday morning. the people of sioux rapids, iowa are showing support for a local man badly injured in a motorcycle accident in early august. dr. arden keune was hit by an s-u-v fleeing from police in sturgis, south dakota. while he's been recovering at a rehabilitation center in lincoln, nebraska, a fellow chiropractor has come out of retirement to work with keune's patients. a fundraiser auction will be held at the sioux rapids fire station on sunday from
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madeleine albright campaigns for hillary clinton in sioux city. the former secretary of state spoke to a crowd of about 75 peoeoe at a "women for hihiary" event at the peirce mansion wednesday morning. albright says clinton's work to elevate gender equality is a key part in advancing women's economic empowerment. the soixu city visit was one of three stops albright was making in iowa on clinton's behalf. republican rand paul brought h presidential campaign to sioux city. the kentucky senator spoke at morningside college. he's visiting eleven iowa colleges this week on what he calls a "10-thousand college tour." paul says he wants at least that many students to caucus for him on february first, because he says his stance on issues appeals to millenials. after his visit to morningside, paul spoke at buena vista university in storm lake. . and a cultural lesson through music for some sioux city students. they played an ensemble of indonesian instruments called the "gamelan." the gongs, drums and xylophone-
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national music museum in vermillion. the students say it was a fun way to learn about other cultures through music. the instruments will also be part of the sioux city symphony's concert saturday night at the orpheum. > they set a world record in germany at the frankfurt book
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fair... for the most books toppled like dominoes. organizers painstakingly set up... and quickly knocked down... ten- thousand-two-hundred copies of the 20-15 edition of the guiness book of world records. the idea was to make sure the feat goes into next year's book. it took one minute and 12 secos for all the books to tumble flat. the publicity stunt surpasses a recent book domino set-up in japan, where nine thousand eight hundered
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