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wondering the same thing, how is this november! we are going to continue this warm weather again today, although i strongly doubt we will be breaking any records. expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies with warm and windy conditions. highs this afternoon will climb into the mid 70s and the winds will be out of the south between 10 and 20 mph. tonight we are going to have a low in the mid 50s with mild temps in the mid 50s. wednesday is going to be a partly cloudy day with highs a touch warmer but still in the mid 70s and a bit of a stronger south wind. thursday a cold front is going to bring through some rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon through the evening. friday we will start with mostly cloudy skies and possibly a few early morning showers, but we'll dry out in the afternoon as temps plummet into the mid 50s. we are going to stay cool through the weekend with a big system forming up for the middle of next week where we will see more rain. sabrina: also coming up on local five news midday.... what are the republican candidates demanding for the next debate? find out who is banding together and who is going rogue-- sabrina: an inside look at the devastating effects of student debt... plus a plan to fix this debt debacle. sabrina: plus -- new details on the potential causes of the russian jetliner crash that killed all of its passengers
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over the weekend. "local 5 news midday in hd starts now. we are iowa" sabrina good morning and thanks for joining us for local 5 news midday...i'm sabrina ahmed. sabrina: the wait continues for federal approval of governor terry branstad's plan to privatize iowa's medicaid system. sabrina: here in iowa-- the governor says the state will save 51- million dollars once the deal goes through... four out-of- state companies are set to take over the program by january 1st. but numbers are one thing... real life is another. local five's chief political correspondent amanda krenz introduces you to a family that depends on medicaid services for the well being of their children. "with some help from his mom, it's time for jacob anderson to take his daily stroll through the neighborhood. (((nats of walking/mom talking if we have it))) it's part of a new routine, doctors orders after jacob's recent surgery to correct his scoliosis.
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jacob is no stranger to health services. the 16-year old has autism and is also intellectually disabled. 31:37 i have to have the best care for my son and get him the services he needs. jennifer anderson is able to get jacob, his medications, services, and therapies, through the help of their family's secondary insurance provider, medicaid. 13:38 there s no way we could manage what we need to manage without that assisstance. now that governor branstad has announced an overhaul of how the state run's its medicaid program, jennifer is worried about the changes it will mean for her family. specifically, the case worker that they've worked with for almost ten years who knows jacob's healthcare needs inside and out. 17:50 that means i'm losing amember of my family. she's been with me for so long, that is my biggest fear. jennifer says no matter what changes take place due to the governor's plan to privatize medicaid, she'll find a way to get jacob the services he needs. but it's hard to move forward with little information, families don't yet know what the new out-of-state companies that take over iowa's medicaid are going to offer. all the changes are supposed to take affect on january 1st. 31:47 i'm ok with changing plans, you have to give us information, we can't go into this blindly. in urbandale, amanda krenz, local five news, we are iowa.
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see the first hearing about the medicaid privatization plan... a health policy oversight committee will hear from branstad's administration, the companies tasked with taking over the program and the public. sabrina: and we want to know what you think. should the program be privatized? or could that risk the healthcare of iowans? let us know -- we may use your comments on-air. you can post you thoughts on twitter and facebook. or send us an email or give us a call .
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we'd love to think! the contact your screen. sabrina: table for gov. branstad today-- emminent domain, a controversial topic especially in light of the proposal for the bakken pipeline to cut through iowa.. farmers and landowners have become concerned that emminent domain will be used to secure the path which connects illinois. branstad was asked his thoughts on using such a tactic. ""i think eminent domain should be used only sparingly. i think there are times that it may be appropriate, so don't say a blanket statement that eminent domain should never be used," said branstad. " sabrina: now, the iowa utilities board still has not given its final approval on the pipeline. they are holding another series of hearings to let the public weigh in on the topic. the next one is november 12th. sabrina: in other community news-- folks in windsor
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possible merger of fire departments with clive... " i wanna keep windsor heights fire department in windsor heights."" sabrina: residents voiced opposition to the merger....saying they're afraid windsor heights will begin to lose its identity ... and they'd rather pay the extra taxes to improve the services they have now. city council ended up voting against the merger. officials in clive say the proposal was to help alleviate staffing issues at both departments. ""we're hoping at some point the need can be re established so we can come back to the table " sabrina: the mayor added they'll reassess their options ... see if there's anything they can adjust in their proposal. sabrina meteorologist sam schrier joins us again with a look at your forecast. sam weather adlib: after yesterday's record breaking high of 79 degrees, i'm sure many of you are wondering the same thing, how is this november! we are going to continue this warm weather again today, although i strongly doubt we
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will be breaking any records. expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies with warm and windy conditions. highs this afternoon will climb into the mid 70s and the winds will be out of the south between 10 and 20 mph. tonight we are going to have a low in the mid 50s with mild temps in the mid 50s. wednesday is going to be a partly cloudy day with highs a touch warmer but still in the mid 70s and a bit of a stronger south wind. thursday a cold front is going to bring through some rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon through the evening. friday we will start with mostly cloudy skies and possibly a few early morning showers, but we'll dry out in the afternoon as temps plummet into the mid 50s. we are going to stay cool through the weekend with a big system forming up for the middle of next week where we will see more rain. sabrina and in national political headlines : with a new poll released this morning, ben carson and donald trump are diverging in more than just poll rankings. sabrina:
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the c-n-b-c debate last week, a sunday meeting among all representatives of the republican presidential candidates yielded a list of demands for future debates... however, at least three of the campaigns are saying they won't sign on to a plan that they agreed to monday afternoon. abc's lana zak has more. " "they can't handle a bunch of cnbc moderators... overnight. president obama poking fun at gop presidential candidates and their the republican debate demands... "if you can't handle those guys, you know chinese and the you." banding together, the seams.... prefers to negotiate for himself. sot ""look i just want to answer the questions and be done with it" also refusing to sign christie and carly campaign has opted controversy, "dinner at the iowa instead." and now ben carson, abandoned by many of his fellow contenders, on the defensive when asked if his campaign-led debate reforms are backfiring.... "that's a bunch of garbage. i don't deal with that type of stuff." forward with demands that include: rounds questions - and a requirement that the temperature remain below 67 degrees.
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as republicans debate the next debate... anotehr poll shows carson in the lead. (fs) six-points ahead of trump nationwide. marco rubio is in third place with 11-percent. ted cruz and jeb bush... a rounding out the top five. (on cam) based on this poll, the same 10 candidates are likely to be on the main stage for the next debate, whatever form that takes? but the results are particularly concerning for gov. bobby jindal, who may not make even the undercard debate, with less than 1% support. lz abcn, washington" sabrina: styaing on the topic of elections...get ready to head to your local sabrina: styaing on the topic of elections...get ready to head to your local polling station today...
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sabrina: iowa voters will head to the polls for regular city elections...plus one special state election for a few communities... the polls open at to cast your vote...most of the races will be city council parts of plymouth counties will take part in a special election vacant iowa seat. left vacant resignation of chuck soderberg earlier this year. sabrina: coming up on local 5 news midday... university president.. it's only day two on the job... we see how students and faculty are reacting. sabrina: and... we've got some tips for you as you make your thanksgiving travel plans. sabrina: next.... good news if you're a biker! some major changes are coming... you wont want to miss it. coming up. "your wathcing local 5 news midday in hd with
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accurate for"your wathcing local 5 news midday in hd with sabrina ahmed and we
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are iowas most accurate forecast. this is local 5 midday. we are iowa" sabrina: the beautiful- record breaking weather we had monday had plenty of peopl around the metro outside... and for those who enjoy biking, west des moines is working to make it safer and easier for everyone. it's a project that's been in the works since 2011. the city signed off on the final phase of adding signage, based on new traffic patterns. jay morrison, west des "intermingling the two you're forced to go on busy roads every now and then, but that's okay." sabrina: there's more to do before the they plan to add lighting to busy intersections crossings. it's a bird! it's a plane! pro-marijuana mascot? the organization ohio... is using this mascot to about an upcoming vote on whether or not marijuana should be legal
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in the state. this marijuana ballot is different than ones seen in other states. it marks the first time voters will decide to approve medical marijuana and recreational use at the same time. if approved, ohio residents could grow four plants for personal use. all: (reax) sabrina sam is back now... sam after yesterday's record breaking high of 79 degrees, i'm sure many of you are wondering the same thing, how is this november! we are going to continue this warm weather again today, although i strongly doubt we will be breaking any records. expect partly
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"now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: after yesterday's record breaking high of 79 degrees, i'm sure many of you are wondering the same thing, how is this november! we are going to continue this warm weather again today, although i strongly doubt we will be breaking any records. expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies with warm and windy conditions. highs this afternoon will climb into the mid
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70s and the winds will be out of the south between 10 and 20 mph. tonight we are going to have a low in the mid 50s with mild temps in the mid 50s. wednesday is going to be a partly cloudy day with highs a touch warmer but still in the mid 70s and a bit of a stronger south wind. thursday a cold front is going to bring through some rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon through the evening. friday we will start with mostly cloudy skies and possibly a few early morning showers, but we'll dry out in the afternoon as temps plummet into the mid 50s. we are going to stay cool through the weekend with a big system forming up for the middle of next week where we will see more rain. sam:
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sabrina: forget the sci-fi classic "dune."
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nasa is showing us the real thing, in our own solar system. nasa is showing off an image featuring the dunelands of saturn's largest moon. the image of the moon named "titan" was taken by cassini, a probe that's been exploring saturn and its moons for nearly a decade. it shows two vast areas of dunes made of hydrocarbon sands. scientists are using cassini to better understand the geology and weather patterns of titan. sabrina still to come on local five news midday... still to come on local five news midday... we'll have hy-vee dietitian erin good to help us celebrate national peanut butter month with some healthy tips and tasty treats for
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waukee hy-vee registered dietitian completed certificate of training in adult weight management - october 2013 waukee hy-vee erin good, will show make delicious pumpkin bars with a healthy traditional pumpkin bars. viewers will learn all about the advantages of cooking and baking with 100% pumpkin puree. erin role pumpkin can play 100% pumpkin puree to baked goods as fall favorite recipes. bake beyond pumpkin pie combine 100% pumpkin puree with a box of spice cake muffin mix. omit the eggs, oil and water and bake instructions. easy as
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muffins will be loaded with fiber, vitamin a and potassium, all thanks to pumpkin. november is peanut butter month peanut butter and pumpkin.a unique, but oh so delicious combination! erin will share her peanut butter pumpkin bar recipe which makes for a great grab-n-go breakfast, an afternoon coffee date, or as a healthier substitute for other sweet tooth cravings! peanut butter pumpkin bars serves 16 (1 bar each) all you need: 1 cup walnuts cup honey pumpkin filling: 1 cup oat flour or 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 whole egg all you do: 1. preheat oven to 350f. in a food processor, pulse walnuts into a powder. 2. in a medium bowl, mix walnuts and remaining
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3. press crust mixture into a greased 8-inch- square baking dish (this will be sticky). 4. in another medium bowl, mix all filling ingredients until well blended. pour over chocolate crust. 5. bake for 25 minutes, or until set. let cool, slice and serve! nutrition facts per serving (1 bar): 150 calories, 9 g total fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 35 mg sodium, 18 g total carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein source: recipe modified from blog by vitacost.com for more information contact erin good, rd, ld at 515-216-2770 or at egood@hy- vee.com
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" you're watching local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" : sabrina on your money now sabrina it's not too late to book that thanksgiving trip...and you still could save some cash... typically -- the highest fares happen on the wednesday before thanksgiving or the sunday after. some experts suggest traveling thanksgiving day. not only can it save you money -- but a morning flight may get you on the ground in time for that turkey dinner. connecting
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help your also when determining your budget -- check baggage fees. sabrina: google x wants to add a drone delivery program called 'project wing.' the goal is to have drones deliver packages by 2017. have faced regulatory from the both amazon and also looking drone deliveries to their business model. and finally....t- mobile wants to always get a cell phone signal. the company announced that dollars. sabrina: coming up on local 5 news midday... how to identify a trees. we'll tell it from spreading. but next.... chipotle lovers this week.
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an update on the e.coli outbreak found in their west coast locations--
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" you're watching local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" sabrina good morning and thanks for joining us for local 5 news midday...i'm sabrina ahmed. sabrina: our top story today-- america's students are in major debt crisis, and they are being crushed by the weight of their own education. sabrina: size loan without knowing owe month to you'll be earning to pay for it. that's the reality for the majority of american students. they are broke...busted ... and disguted. local five's stephanie angleson takes a closer look at this is trying to change it. the american dream. you work hard...you'll living with student "we're always told go better job that pays a bit more.' and justin welsh did just that. he did what most college bound kids do...he took out a federal loan... and went to grandview university.. graduating this spring with a degree in graphic journalism, 10:52 (justin welsh ) "at the end of my day, i'm happy i got my
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education. it's just unfortunate i have to go so far into debt in order to make that extra money." (add $50,000 graphic over video) that college degree put justin 50 thousand dollars into debt. he's got the bills to show it. he took a job outside his field of study, and he lives at home...sacrifices to make ends meet. 14:19 (justin) "you want to think about other things like buying a house...going travelling somewhere...really you have to constantly be thinking about your student debt." there are thousands of students every year like justin... and they are racking up debt...before they even land their first real their real first mortgage. (adam carroll, broke, busted and disgusted author) 1:58 "when i would ask them much would the stares. and many of if not more.." adam carroll travelled the country for a decade...covering 500 college campuses. he's part of a team that just released this documentary called broke busted and disgusted... 15:46 (adam carroll) "we want to create a groundswell. if you don't believe this is an
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up and smell the crazy how big of an issue? (graphic over b-roll 1.3 trillion national / 12 billion iowa) department of education...american students have 1.3 debt. iowans make up that. or a cannot refinance federal loans for a that's something masachusettes senator elizabeth warren tried to change this spring. her bill didn't pass. it's also a hot issue on the campaign trail...vermont senator bernie as to propose tuition. tuition increased faster than inflation for decades? well that answer may be three fold. first..it simply costs more to supply things like internet and maintain buildings. and then there's what adam carroll calls administrator bloat with schools hiring staff. and finally...with more competition for government dollars... support for higher education just isn't what it used to be. " (roberta johnson, director isu office of student financial aid) 44:39 "more of the burden of funding post
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secondary education is lying with the students and parents because there isn't as much federal and state support to keep those costs low." roberta johnson heads up isu's office of student financial aid...she's also on a national board that oversees one of the federal loans available to students. right now, there are several types of federal loans and repayment plans... she says streamlining all of them to one or two options could be less confusing ...and untimately end in a more financially savvy decision. but for now, she says approach higher education like a business deal... 55:01 "so just think options making sure once you're committed to you can actually follow through with." and that's something adam carroll echoes... (text over video.. "millenials 50%of workforce by 2020) according to pwc... millenials are poised to make-up over 50% of the workforce within 5 years...he says the country cannot afford to have an prisoner by debt. "our goal is to have conversation at kitchen tables and high and get students thinking about how much will i owe if i pursue this degree went to community college or chose an
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apprenticeship instead." he adds there is a silver lining...more and more schools are recognizing this problem and working with students. but for the grads who are already out there...the damage is done. 8:45 (adam carroll) "there's a bit of a student loan depression out there and i hate to say that. but i've seen it. i've seen students just sort of resign themselves to the fact that they're gonna have this forever and they just have to get used to it." for now justin waits... waits for that dream job, waits to for his own place and all the things young adults think will be within reach after a college degree. he knows he's not alone...but that's little comfort . 14:05 (justin welsh) "it's always over my head. it's always in the back of my mind. it's something i'm constantly thinking about. it just never leaves you.
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adam and his team are doing a full rollout of the documentary, "broke busted and disgusted," at the beginning of the year, but you can see it online now. go to our website we are iowa dot com for a link to that video and other resources that can help you
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navigate the complex seas of student loans. sabrina: in iowa city now-- bruce harreld had his first day on the job monday....in a swirl of controversy. protesters chanted "resign" on the university of iowa pentacrest harreld is a former businessman with no academic administrative experience, and that's triggered fears across campus about possible cuts. herreld says he's well aware of the criticism surrounding his hire. "they're going to have a hard time figuring out how to move forward here, so i'm more concerned about them, what are they going to do, what's here, started, here we sabrina: president harreld says some members of the campus refuse to even meet with him sabrina: now to that first winter storm slamming the west -- a foot of snow in some areas -- and more on the way " "everybody got hit" smashed on a california highway wind whipped dust filling the skies near bakersfield triggering a multi-car pileup. how many cars? at least 15 vehicles inloved in the wreck - no one seriously injured. "nats hail from
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facebook" its all part of a significant storm swirling through the kgo hail video dropping hail from napa to concord. forcing mudslides . "i just lost control over there" "dogs playing in the snow" and bringing the first snow of the season from the sierra (social pic) stevens pass in washington state. " sabrina meteorologist sam schrier joins us again with a look at your forecast. sam after yesterday's of 79 degrees, i'm sure wondering the same thing, how is this going to continue this warm weather again today, although i will be breaking any cloudy to mostly and windy conditions. highs this afternoon
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will climb into the mid 70s and the winds will be out of the south between 10 and 20 mph. tonight we are going to have a low in the mid 50s with mild temps in the mid 50s. wednesday is going to be a partly cloudy day with highs a touch warmer but still in the mid 70s and a bit of a stronger south wind. thursday a cold front is going to bring through some rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon through the evening. friday we will start with mostly cloudy skies and possibly a few early morning showers, but we'll dry out in the afternoon as temps plummet into the mid 50s. we are going to stay cool through the weekend with a big system forming up for the middle of next week where we will see more rain. sabrina: in food news-- health officials sabrina: in food news-- health officials expect the number of
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people sickened outbreak linked restaurants in washington state and while they investigate the cause of the infection. the company is voluntarily and closing 43 of the 17 hundred restraunts nationwide. nearly two dozen people have fallen ill -- several hospitalized. sabrina: and with a scary here in iowa-- will be held this week to help educate iowans about a growing state... sabrina: with almost thirty counties infestations of borer, iowa officials are working to on preventing it further... department of agriculture, and iowa state extension service will host a meeting thursday to discuss the invasive insect. experts will talk about how to identify the bug, treatment options, and more. the meeting is open to the public and will be held in red oak. sabrina: and an update on that catastrophic plane crash of a russian jetliner over the weekend-- piecing together today what went wrong over the
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skies of egypt. now key evidence could unveil the mystery behind it. abc's molly hunter here with the story. "investigators are sorting through the wreckage at that crash site and the analysis of those black boxes is underway... the russian metrojet plane that fell from the sky on saturday? and experts say? the cockpit voice recorder could tell investigators what was going on in the final seconds as the airbus a321 came apart.. sot - col steven ganyard: . if there was a bomb that went off, that would be clearly heard... if the airplane came apart.. the wooshing sound of the air would be apparent on the voice recorder.. metrojet has been adamant that the plane had no technical issues ? claiming that "external influences " caused the aircraft to break apart 30- thousand feet in the air.? but aviation officials say? such assertions are premature.. sot - col. steven ganyard: : about 14 years ago this airplane had a very hard landing in cairo that hit the tail so badly it had to be repaired. and they may want to go back and look at that repair ? and see if it may have been the cause of this catastrophe in washington? the pentagon says a u.s. satellite equipped with infrared sensors picked up what they calll "flashes" around the same time that the plane was flying over
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the sinai peninsula, but officials were quick to say they don't believe those flashes were a missile molly hunter tag pushing back today down due to harmful propaganda and the kremlin agrees - saying at this point - there is no evidence" it was a terrorist act?mh, abc news cairo. verbatim: time/initial: " sabrina still to come on local 5 news midday... (weather) sam has the details in central iowa's most accurate forecast next. "now, we are iowa's
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after yesterday's record breaking high of 79 degrees, i'm sure many of you are wondering the same thing, how is this november! we are going to continue this warm weather again today, although i strongly doubt we will be breaking any records. expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies with warm and windy conditions. highs this afternoon will climb into the mid 70s and the winds will be out of the south between 10 and 20 mph. tonight we are going to have a low in the mid 50s with mild temps in the mid 50s. wednesday is going to be a partly cloudy day with highs a touch warmer but still in the mid 70s and a bit of a stronger south wind. thursday a cold front is going to bring through some rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon through the evening. friday we will start with mostly cloudy skies and possibly a few early morning showers, but we'll dry out in the afternoon as temps plummet into the mid 50s. we are going to stay cool through the weekend with a big
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system forming up for the middle of next week where we will see more rain. sam: sabrina:
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a meteorologist in oklahoma is getting a lot of attention for his on-air assistant... aaron brackett introduced the television world to his one-week old son caden...doing his weather forecast while holding the newborn. the adorable special guest seemed to do well until the end, when dad had to talk about some fog
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in the forecast.... sabrina you're watching local five news midday. we'll be back after this.
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joseph giunta, conducting michael cavanaugh the sensational michael cavanaugh was hand-picked by billy joel to portray him in broadway's hit musical movin' out. now, the tony and grammy- nominated performer with more than 1,200 broadway performances under his belt comes to des moines. he'll have you on your feet as he plays and sings multi- platinum hits backed by the full, lush power
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songs like piano man, it's still rock and roll to me, only the good die young, just the way you are, scenes from an italian restaurant, big shot and so much more! the new york times describes him as "amazing," and the chicago sun times calls him "phenomenal." don't miss out on this night of "piano man" hits - reserve the best seats today with a symphony pops season ticket package. november 7 7:30 pm
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sam weather adlib: after yesterday's record breaking high of 79 degrees, i'm sure many of you are wondering the same thing, how is this november! we are going to continue this warm weather again today, although i strongly doubt we will be breaking any records. expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies with warm and windy conditions. highs this afternoon will climb into the mid 70s and the winds will be out of the south between 10 and 20 mph. tonight we are going to have a low in the mid
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