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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 3 pm, IA

September 9, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.



AMES, Iowa — Like most cities, Ames in central Iowa takes pains to keep its downtown looking lush in the summer by planting plenty of beds and containers lining the streets. But Ames’ plantings also feed the hungry. SENT: 300 words



DAVENPORT, Iowa — CrossFit OC3 in Davenport is partnering with GiGi’s Playhouse Quad-Cities to offer a monthly 90-minute workout to people with Down syndrome. CrossFit is a fitness regimen that mixes bodyweight exercises, weightlifting and cardiovascular and high-intensity interval training. While they modify exercises for participants with Down syndrome, who usually have low muscle tone and decreased strength, gym owners Jessie and Colin Cartee still set high expectations. By Jack Cullen, Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 568 words.


MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Shortly before Midwest Old Threshers started last week, a new museum housing the Bussey Doll collection finally opened its doors. Located inside Museum A on the Old Threshers grounds, the interior is lined with glass cases filled with dolls as new as Barbie and as old as Abraham Lincoln. Glenna Voyles inherited an immaculate collection of more than 400 historic dolls from Wilma and Donald Bussey 16 years ago. The Glenna Voyles Doll House was constructed with $134,000 in fundraiser money. By Will Smith, the Hawk Eye. SENT IN ADVANCE: 516 words.




NORMAN, Okla. — As if Iowa State doesn’t have enough to worry about with revenge-minded Oklahoma visiting on Saturday, the Cyclones will have to deal with the full force of “Beamer Ball.” Oklahoma brought in Shane Beamer from Georgia in the offseason to help Jay Boulware run special teams, and the move has paid off immediately. In the opener, Lee Morris blocked a punt and Curtis Bolton recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown that helped spark a 63-14 victory over Florida Atlantic. In Saturday’s game against UCLA, the Sooners did it with the return game — Tre Brown had 121 yards on two kickoff returns and CeeDee Lamb had a 66-yard punt return during a 49-21 win . By Sports Writer Cliff Brunt. AP Photos OKSO111, OKSO110. SENT: 550 words


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