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  Cedar River to crest today
Cedar River to crest today
Sept. 27,. 2016 - At 5:32 a.m. CDT today, the Cedar River at Cedar Rapids, Iowa was 21.82 feet, almost 6 feet above the threshold for major flooding at 16 feet. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the river will crest today at 23 feet and remain at flood stage until Monday. Schools and businesses are closed. STUDENTS/TEACHERS: Discuss the flood through the SLOG-ITT to the right - Major flooding impacts Iowa. Questions will be answered by experts.
 
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recedes: verb;to move backwards, to pull back; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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Student volunteers form sandbag brigadeStudent volunteers form sandbag brigade
Sept. 26, 2016 - Coe College student volunteers formed a sandbag brigade Saturday at the Czech Museum in Cedar Rapids.
 
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Week of September 26

delicacy: Select Part of speech...; a rare and/or unusual food requiring special preparation;
Shark scientists study shark survival

lobe: noun; one portion of a larger unit;
Philae found as Rosetta mission ends

misconception: noun; a concept, idea, or thought that is wrong, not accurate;
Calendar says fall, temps say summer

remembrance: noun; tribute, honor;
NASA 'hits it off the planet'

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1939: Library of Congress: Professional golf's all-time leading tournament winner Kathy Whitworth was born on September 27, 1939, in Monahans, Texas. Whitworth started playing golf at the age of fifteen. At nineteen she joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. Over the next fifteen years, she received the LPGA Player of the Year Award seven times. Whitworth won her first tournament, the Kelly Girls Open, in 1962. Three years later, she was named the Associated Press Athlete of the Year. She received the award again in 1967. For her outstanding performance between 1968 and 1977, Golf Magazine named Whitworth "Golfer of the Decade."

1722: Samuel Adams, Revolutionary leader and Massachusetts state politician, was born in Boston.

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RAGBRAI rolls on through historyRAGBRAI rolls on through history
July 26, 2016 - The heat dome over the Midwest is dissipating just in time for thousands of bicyclists riding RAGBRAI XLIV – the Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa.

 

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1. After watching the video, how did RAGBRAI evolve to become an international event for bicyclists?

2. What are the challenges of participating in RAGBRAI?

3. Describe some of the factors that make RAGBRAI an overall safe event in which many people participate?

 


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Major flooding impacts Iowa: Thousands of residents in eastern and central Iowa spent the Sept. 24-25 weekend filling and placing sandbags around buildings to protect against rising water predicted to reach flood stage in many locations.
Scrumptious Salsa Science: Salsa is scrumptious, a fun food that is super nutritious, super easy to make, and super science. Learn how hydroponic vegetables are grown with Bryan Ellis from the Toledo Natural Science Technology Center. 
One Hot and Cool Topic: The Art - and Science - of Glass: Watch a master instructor of glassblowing sculpt a bowl from a gob of molten glass. 
What are the Iowa Caucuses?: Learn the history of the Iowa Caucuses through "First in the Nation," an exhibit at the Iowa Historical Museum in Des Moines. 
Rosetta Orbiter and Philae Lander update: Three young engineers from the European Space Agency (ESA) speak with students about the Philae Lander's successful landing on a comet.   
 
 
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Student volunteers form sandbag brigadeStudent volunteers form sandbag brigade
Sept. 26, 2016 - Coe College student volunteers formed a sandbag brigade Saturday at the Czech Museum in Cedar Rapids.
Visit a museum this weekendVisit a museum this weekend
Sept. 23, 2016 - Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening this weekend.
Calendar says fall, temps say summerCalendar says fall, temps say summer
Sept. 22, 2016 - Today there will be 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness, an equal amount of day and night - the Autumnal Equinox.
New York City responds quickly New York City responds quickly
Sept. 20, 2016 - New York City officials updated the public on the bombings that occurred over the weekend in New York City and New Jersey.
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