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its global headquarters and what it means for the dupont pioneer site in johnston. the news at noon... starts now. news at noon front door open good afternoon, thanks for joining us. i'm megan reuther. iowa has lost out in a bidding war to keep du-pont's agricultural headquarters in johnston. du-pont and chemical giant, dow, announced plans to merge into one company, called "dow-du-pont" last year. the merger will spin off three separate companies, with one focused on agriculture. that led state leaders to push the merging company to keep its ag-based branch headquarterd in johnston, where du-pont pioneer is currently stationed. the company announced this morning the headquarters will be moved to wilmington, delware... but it's chosen to designate the johnston location as its "global business center"...keeping all
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activities running out of iowa. mayor paula dierenfeld says she feels good about the deal, noting that even without the "headquarters" status, johnston sits at an advantage with this deal. 5:09:46 "you know, we have been named the global business center for the seed and the biotech business of the new merged company. so that's what we really want to be, that's what our strength is. we wanted to maintain those research jobs, and we've done that. so we see that job growth occurring, and we see the investment continuing in johnston. and that's what we want." :01-:26 the iowa economic development authority approved an incentives package this morning that will to the company to retain about 500 research and development jobs here in johnston. the incentives approved today only kick in once the merger between dow and du-pont gets the "okay" from
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the iowa utilities board will discuss the baaken oil pipeline again this afternoon. board members will meet at one p-m. they've been discussing the controversial subject for months with a decision to allow the baaken oil pipeline to be built. the pipeline would run through which is the only state left to approve it. the iowa department of public health says an iowa woman has tested positive for the zika virus. officials say the woman is between the age of 61-80 who has recently traveled to central america. in the u-s, the count is now up to 84 confirmed cases of zika. the polk county health department is working to teach people about the virus before they head out of the country for spring break next what harmful effects are associated with the virus and how to prevent it. the main focus is pregnant women. "women who are going to maybe travel outside of the country to
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of our southern countries should health care providers. maybe think about postponing this trip." if you are planning a trip they your doctor before you leave to any of the countries with an outbreak. pope francis has suggested that in countries affected with the zika worried with rare birth defects. anne thompson has the story. in pope francis' native latin america the zika virus, carried by mosquitos, is wreaking havoc... linked to babies born with abnormally small heads. public health officials have urged women to avoid getting pregnant in a region of the world that is overwhelmingly catholic. at his in-flight press conference, the pope said contraception to prevent zika is the lesser of two evils compared to abortion. abortion he said is a crime, an absolute evil and likened it to what the mafia does. while surprising, francis' decision is not a first in church history.
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the belgian congo, in danger of rape to use birth control. in that case, as in the zika epidemic now, francis said it was a clear exception. that exception has some people in latin america hailing francis as a modern pope, who finds solutions. but experts insist this is not a change in church doctrine. "this is not a blanket statement to apply to all forms of contraception at at any moment, but this is a dealing with a disease that is wreaking havoc in people's lives." s/ anne thompson/ nbc news/ vatican city 1:08-1:33 "pope francis also addressed the latest vatican gossip concerning a close friendship between st. john paul ii and an american female philosopher. was it a sin? pope francis said a friendship with a woman is not a sin and that popes can have healthy, holy relationships with women and need their input. without it, he said, men are missing something. i'm anne thompson in rome, now back to you." donald trump is waging a holy
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pope suggested trump is not a christian. donald trump made a comment at last night's cnn town hall after the pope blasted trump's much repeated campaign promise to build a wall along the u-s mexico border. the popular pontiff says christians would also think to build bridges not just walls trump says he "doesn't like fighting the pope".. even though he believes the media made the pontiff's initial comments sound stronger than they were. "i don't like fighting with the pope, actually. i don't think this is a fight. i think he said something much softer than was originally reported by the media. i think that he heard one side of the story, which is probably by the mexican government. he didn't see the tremendous strain that -- you know, the border's causing us with respect to illegal immigration, with the drugs pouring across the border." trump finishes up a heavy day of campaigning friday before the south carolina primary.. beginning with a noon rally in myrtle
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one day away from south carolina's republican presidential primary... donald trump is still at the top of the latest poll. according to a new nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll released today, trump is getting support from 28 percent of likely republican primary voters. ted cruz is five points behind ... followed by marco rubio at 15 percent and jeb bush at 13 percent. for democrats.....hillary clinton maintains a commanding lead over bernie sanders. the new poll released today shows clinton leads sanders among likely democratic voters by 28 points... despite the wide margin... it's slightly down from clinton's 64 to 27 percent advantage last month. south carolina's democratic held on february 27th. it's time now to get a first look at the forecast. let's head down to amber alexander at the science center.
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the author of the pulitzer prize winning novel "to kill a mocking
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the author of the pulitzer prize bird" had died. harper lee died at age 89. lee submitted her manuscript for "to kill a mockingbird" back in 1957 and was asked to rewrite it. in july of 1960 the novel was published and defined racial troubles of the deep south. the following year, lee won the pulitzer prize. it's sequel "go set a watchman" was released last year. the famously reclusive lee never married or had any children. for three decades justice antonin scalia served inside the halls of the supreme court... today his remains lie in repose as the nation pays its respect to one of the most
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controversial, supreme court justices. pete williams has more from outside the supreme court... justice antonin scalia will lie in repose the rest of the day in the great hall of the supreme court building. his casket arrived here earlier today, carried inside by supreme court police officers, as nearly 100 of justice scalia's former law clerks stood on the marble steps -- acting as honorary pallbearers. president and mrs. obama will be here later today to pay their respects, and the supreme court is open to the public today for those who want to file past and say their final goodbyes. then tomorrow, the funeral at the basilicia of the national shrine of the immaculate conception here in washington. vice-president biden will attend. when the two days of ceremonies honoring justice scalia have concluded, president obama may announce his choice of a nominee as early as next week to fill the vacancy on the court. i'm pete williams at the supreme court, back to you.
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parents got unexpected news at their child's first check-up. what he has been battling for a year and how the community...even strangers have stepped up to help. "looking back, you're kind of in a fog and you can't believe
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happening." a cancer diagnosis caught a slater family off guard last year. the community has been rallying around the family...including
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@20:38 "dunk it, henry, dunk it!" it was supposed to be a fun day for the johnsen family.... @31:12 "we both had the day off, kind of to celebrate his birthday." when they took their youngest son henry for his one year check up. @30:20 "it was his actual birthday. his 1st birthday, april 24th." instead, they learned life- changing news. @29:40 "during that time his doctor found a tumor in his abdomen." @33:20 "the size of tumor he had was just so massive. it was the size of a medium cantalope." henry went through ten days of testing, five rounds of chemo and a nine hour life saving surgery. he spent seven and a half weeks in the hospital, battled complications and other surgeries. @32:19 "it's not anything i'd wish on anybody." @35:43 "the support has been overwhelming. we expected it from close friends and family that we knew really well. but, just getting the support from people we don't even know." standup@34:56 "and the family is getting help from the community. the style bar boutique in ankeny has been helping families in time of need since it opened in august." @27:00 "i decided once a month, i'll pick a family and donate 10% of sales to that family, which i'll also take donations as well." the style bar boutique hosts a monthly shop for a cause.
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forty dollars to the johnsen family in january. @27:54 "they are most appreciative because every little bit helps for them, not only financially, but also getting the word out, awareness, you know what disease they've had, and also the prayers, most families are like just send prayers." @27:19 "is this thomas?" it's something the johnsen family still needs. they say henry is considered to be in remission, but he has a long road ahead. @34:04 "i think it's just going to be time more than anything else, and he'll have scans every three months to check for new growth of cancer." @377:34 "we just pray and take one day at a time and just be happy we have his smiling face with us everyday." shop for a cause lasts a week each month.
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next week at the style bar boutique, which is located at 27-32 southeast delaware in ankeny. the money will go toward the boehmer family. we featured their son aven's journey earlier this month. he was born with his liver on the outside of his body and had complications with his intestines. he faces a long hospital stay. his sister works at the style bar boutique, and the store's owner hopes they can make a big donation to the family. --------------------------------
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still to come on the news at noon. a guest is here to talk about a career connections event that will bring hundreds of people to des moines from
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welcome bato talk more about the career connections event that will be coming up in april. it's a midwestern regional convention for alpha phi alpha fraternity that brings in hundreds of members from 12 different states. welcome... -career connections event in april -84th annual mideastern regional convention for alpha phi alpha fraternity inc -the event brings 800-1000 members from 12 different states and canada to des moines. -zeta kappa lambda educational foundation raises funds and organizes programming that the zkl chapter
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zkl educational foundation mission: to bridge educational and leadership opportunities for students and develop better citizens for our community. scholarships the champions of change scholarship programs mission is to provide a means for educational opportunities for ethnically diverse students from the greater des moines area. is is donthrough awarding llege scholarships to sving minority students within the community. we have awarded over $100,000 to te. go to high hool, go to college the alpha phi alpha national ogram,'go to high school, go to llege' establisd in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. the mentors involved with this program have committed emselves to 'developing leaders' within our communities and strive to make this a priority in the lives of our youth. the primary goal of our mentoring program is to provide a valued foundation for our youth, below are a few topics of the rriculumoutlining the following topics: " self confidence " effective communication "me management " nancialeracy " mmunity serce project alpha is collorative project wi e march of dimes birth defects undation is designed to ovide education, motivation d skill-building on iu of sponsibility, relationships,en pregnancy and sexulansmitted diseases for youngles ages 12-15 years. thiogram is being expanded to offer an even broader range ofucational opportunitiecentered on health and wellness.rrent board members: " donald butler, networspecialist/project manager, des moines public schools "oderick daye, probation/paroleficer 2, 5th judicial disict " phillip hall, sior ce president, human resoces,lls fargo consumer lendi " del marion, semiretired; dependent marketing consultant james neely, chnology solutioaijn de " t
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nfm in iowa.what local health officials are doing as people get ready to head out of the country for spring break. major decision a big announcement from dow chemical and dupont this morning. where the ag-company will locate its global headquarters and what it means for the dupont pioneer site in johnston. good afternoon, thanks for joining us. i'm megan reuther. iowa has lost out in a bidding war to keep du-pont's agricultural headquarters in johnston. du-pont and chemical giant, dow, announced plans to merge into one company, called "dow-du-pont"
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the merger will spin off three separate companies, with one focused on agriculture. that led state leaders to push the merging company to keep its ag-based branch headquarterd in johnston, where du-pont pioneer is currently stationed. the company announced this morning the headquarters will be moved to wilmington, delware... but it's chosen to designate the johnston location as its "global business center"...keeping all research and development activities running out of iowa. mayor paula dierenfeld says she feels good about the deal, noting that even without the "headquarters" status, johnston sits at an advantage with this deal. 5:09:46 "you know, we have been named the global business center for the seed and the biotech business of the new merged company. so that's what we really want to be, that's what our strength is. we wanted to maintain those research jobs, and we've done that. so we see that job growth occurring, and we see the investment continuing in
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what we want." :01-:26 the iowa economic development authority approved an incentives package this morning that will award about $16 million dollars to the company to retain about 500 research and development jobs here in johnston. the incentives approved today only kick in once the merger between dow and du-pont gets the "okay" from the federal government. the iowa utilities board will discuss the baaken oil pipeline again this afternoon. board members will meet at one this afternoon. they've been discussing the controversial subject for months now, and still haven't come up baaken oil pipeline to be built. the pipeline would run through four states including iowa which is the only state to approve it. an iowa woman has tested positive for the zika virus. health made the announcement this morning.
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between the age of 61-80 who has recently traveled to central america. in the u-s, the count is now up to 84 confirmed cases of zika. the polk county health department is working to teach people about the virus before they head out of the country for spring break next month. they want people to know what harmful effects are associated with the virus and how to prevent it. the main focus is pregnant women. "women who are going to maybe travel outside of the country to more of our southern countries should probably really talk to their health care providers. maybe think about postponing this trip." if you are planning a trip they highly recommend talking with your doctor before you leave to any of the countries with an outbreak. it's time now to get a first look at the forecast... let's head down to amber alexander at the science center. ad lib wx quick the author of the pulitzer prize
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had died. harper lee died at age 89. lee submitted her manuscript for "to kill a mockingbird" back in 1957 and was asked to rewrite it. in july of 1960 the novel was published and defined racial troubles of the deep south. the following year, lee won the pulitzer prize. it's sequel "go set a watchman" was released last year. the famously reclusive lee never married or had any children. for three decades justice antonin scalia served inside the halls of the supreme court... today his remains lie in repose as the nation pays its respect to one of the most influential, and at-times controversial, supreme court justices. pete williams has more from outside the supreme court...
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in repose the rest of the day in the great hall of the supreme court building. his casket arrived here earlier today, carried inside by supreme court police officers, as nearly 100 of justice scalia's former law clerks stood on the marble steps -- acting as honorary pallbearers. president and mrs. obama will be here later today to pay their respects, and the supreme court is open to the public today for those who want to file past and say their final goodbyes. then tomorrow, the funeral at the basilicia of the national shrine of the immaculate conception here in washington. vice-president biden will attend. when the two days of ceremonies honoring justice scalia have concluded, president obama may announce his choice of a nominee as early as next week to fill the vacancy on the court. i'm pete williams at the supreme court, back to you. donald trump is waging a holy war against the holy father -- after the pope suggested trump is not a christian. donald trump made a comment at last night's cnn town hall
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blasted trump's much repeated campaign promise to build a wall along the u-s mexico border. the popular pontiff says christians would also think to build bridges not just walls trump says he "doesn't like fighting the pope".. even though he believes the media made the pontiff's initial comments sound stronger than they were. "i don't like fighting with the pope, actually. i don't think this is a fight. i think he said something much softer than was originally reported by the media. i think that he heard one side of the story, which is probably by the mexican government. he didn't see the tremendous strain that -- you know, the border's causing us with respect to illegal immigration, with the drugs pouring across the border." trump finishes up a heavy day of campaigning friday before the south carolina primary.. beginning with a noon rally in myrtle beach. one day away from south carolina's republican presidential primary... donald trump is still at the top of the latest poll. according to a new nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll released today, trump is getting support from 28 percent of
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republican primary voters. ted cruz is five points behind ... followed by marco rubio at 15 percent and jeb bush at 13 percent. for democrats.....hillary clinton maintains a commanding lead over bernie sanders. the new poll released today shows clinton leads sanders among likely democratic voters by 28 points... despite the wide margin... it's slightly down from clinton's 64 to 27 percent advantage last month. south carolina's democratic presidential primary will be held on february 27th. still ahead on the channel 13 news at noon. another look at the beautiful weather forecast.. and what to look forward to at the science center this weekend.
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good afternoon.. this is the agribusiness report. i'm david geiger.. the planned dowdupont merger will not have its world headquarters in iowa. however.. after splitting into three companies.. iowa will be home to the global business center for the agriculture company.. based in johnston.. the iowa economic development authority met today to discuss incentives.. that includes include a two million dollar forgivable loan.. and a 14 million dollar tax credit for research activities. the project will retain two hundred and 50 to five hundred jobs.. "iowa was successful in all of the company for why iowa should be the location for this global business place for seed and biotechnology future." in all.. the total project budget is around half a billion dollars.. and would be a seven year long program. the number of farms in iowa is dropping.. there are now 87 thousand five hundred farms.. compared to last
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fewer.. but the total land.. or acres of farmland are unchanged.. national agricultural statistics service. the sales class shows low sale farms are getting smaller.. while middle scale farms are getting bigger. sales class is how much a farm payments.. farms making less than 10 thousand acres.. while farms between a quarter million and half a million dollars gained a hundred thousand.. that 26 acres per farm. nationally.. about 18 thousand farms were lost in 2015.. now at two million.. 70 thousand. total acres lost is a million acres.. and the average farm size is up about three at four hundred 41 acres a farm. this week looks like it's going to end in the red.. across the board there's penny losses in grains.. and some worries in pork.. "a little bit more for the pork " and that's all i have for the show today.. thanks for
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good weekend. we put stories up every day.. check out who-tv dot com.. click news then agribusiness. before we go... one of the
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will return to the metro this weekend. the 9th annual blue ribbon bacon festival starts tomorrow. it will be held at the iowa events center from 10 a-m to 5 p-m. this year's theme is body by bacon, and guests are encouraged to dress up in 80's attire. tickets are still available. plus... popular ice cream brand ben and jerry's is ditching the cream in it's new line of desserts. there will be four new decadent flavors..that are non-dairy.
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monkey, coffee caramel fudge and peanut butter and cookies. instead of milk and cream the base will
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>> brady: i know it's--i know it's crazy--it's crazy, but here's the crazier part, i almost feel like daniel is telling me to go there to answer some question. >> nicole: uh, yes to the airport. my flight to l.a. leaves in a few hours. so, when will he be here? ten minutes is great. just have the driver text me when he gets here, okay? this is an important trip. [phone beeps] >> theresa: what trip? >> nicole: oh... hey. um, i--yeah, i'm leaving pretty soon. i just, uh, i came here first because i left my laptop charger, so... i thought you were checking on tate? >> theresa: i was. he's fine. what trip? hmm? >> theresa: nicole, hey, um, i'm your business partner, so

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