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December 8, 2011 / ashleighnlemaster

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Children’s Hospital
Anchor Lede:
IN AUGUST THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS BROKE GROUND ON THE NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. WITH THE PROJECT NOW SEVERAL MONTHS INTO PROCESS THINGS ARE BEGINNING TO LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT AROUND THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS. ASHLEIGH LEMASTER HAS THE STORY…
(VO)
CONSTRUCTION CREWS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE AREA NEAR HOSPITAL RAMP TWO IN ORDER TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING THE NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.
THE NEW HOSPITAL WILL HAVE A TOTAL OF ELEVEN STORIES.
EIGHT BEING ABOVE GROUND AND THREE BEING BELOW.
THE NEW LARGE SPACE WILL INCREASE THE BED CAPACITY OF THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BY 19 PERCENT.
THE TOTAL COST OF THE PROJECT IS 2 HUNDRED AND 71 MILLION DOLLARS.
BUT FOR NOW THE PROJECT IS THE JUST GETTING UNDERWAY.
(SOT)
“Essentially right now whats being done is utility work in terms of electricity, water, sewer and steam. That needs to be done first before we can begin the actual foundation digging and things like that.”
(VO)
THERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS WHY A NEW HOSPITAL NEEDED TO BE CONSTRUCTED.
CURRENTLY THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IS LOCATED THROUGHOUT SEVERAL PAVILIONS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS.
THE NEW HOSPITAL WILL ALLOW THE CHILDREN’S AREA TO ALL BE LOCATED WITHIN THE SAME BUILDING SEPARATE FROM THE OTHER SECTIONS OF THE HOSPITAL.
WITH IOWA BEING RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION FOR CARING FOR CHILDREN, ACCORDING TO THE COMMON WEALTH FOUNDATION, A SEPARATE SPACE FOR THE PATIENTS IS ESSENTIAL.
(SOT)
“We are the only hospital in the country without a free standing children’s hospital thats also ranked very highly in terms of patient care.”
(VO)
AND PATIENT CARE IS THE MAIN PRIORITY FOR THE NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.
THE NEW HOSPITAL WILL PROVIDE SINGLE PATIENT ROOMS WHICH WILL GIVE PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES MORE PRIVACY AND ALSO HELP CONTROL THE SPREAD OF INFECTION.
THERE WILL ALSO BE AN OUTSIDE PLAY AREA AND A CLASSROOM FOR THEM.
THE NEW HOSPITAL WILL ALSO CATER TO THE NEEDS OF THE PATIENT’S FAMILIES.
THERE WILL BE SEPARATE SLEEPING ROOMS FOR PARENTS, MEDITATION SPACE, FAMILY KITCHENS AND LAUNDRY FACILITIES.
(SOT)
“So essentially what we want to do with the new Children’s hospital is provide an ideal environment for taking care of children. So we very much see this as something that will be benefitting all of Iowa’s children.”
(STAND UP)
CONSTRUCTION FOR THE NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL STARTED EARLIER THIS FALL AND IS SET TO BE COMPLETED IN TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN. ASHLEIGH LEMASTER, DAILY IOWA TV.
Local Reaction to Penn State Scandal

(Anchor Lede)
THE FIRING OF LONG TIME PENN STATE FOOTBALL COACH, JOE PATERNO, SHOCKED PEOPLE NOT ONLY IN STATE COLLEGE BUT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

(VO)
THE PENN STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BROKE THE NEWS DURING AN EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERNCE ON NOVEMBER 9TH . DISBELIF FILLED THE ROOM WHEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE.

THE NEWS THAT PATERNO HAD BEEN FIRED ROCKED STATE COLLEGE.
THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS TOOK TO THE STREETS IN PROTEST OVER THE DESCION.
THEY KNOCKED OVER LIGHT POLES AND A NEWS VAN. PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONED WHETHER THIS REACTION WAS NECESSARY.
STUDENTS HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HAD MIXED FEELING ABOUT THE EVENTS THAT HAPPENED.

(SOT)
“I could understand, I mean he means so much to that university and he is practically the face of that university. So, I can understand their anger.”
“Those students when they rioted, I mean, they should set regulations and stuff and the students should become better, better students and facilitators throughout the city.”

(VO)
MOST PEOPLE AROUND THE NATION CAN AGREE THAT THEY NEVER THOUGHT PATERNO’S 46 YEAR CAREER WITH PENN STATE WOULD END LIKE THIS.
BUT WHAT PEOPLE CAN’T AGREE ON IS WHETHER PATERNO LOSING HIS JOB WAS FAIR.

(SOT)

“I thought they would let him at least finish the season for all hes done for that university. I thought they would have at least given him that.”
“The fact that that was such a terrible issue firings had to happen.”

(VO)
JERRY SANDUSKY, THE MAN BEHIND THIS SITUATION, IS CURRENTLY FACING 40 CRIMINALS CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSULTING YOUNG BOYS.
HE RECEIVED HIS FIRST LAWSUIT YESTURDAY.
ASHLEIGH LEMASTER, DAILY IOWAN TV.

 

 

 

Graduate Students

(Anchor Lede)
THE ECONOMY AND UNSTABLE JOB MARKET IS TAKING ITS TOLL ON PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY INCLUDING STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.
(VO)
THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS GOING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL HAS DECREASED BY ONE PERCENT HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.
COLLAGES ACROSS THE NATION HAVE BEEN SEEING A ONE TO ONE AND A HALF PERCENT DECREASE IN GRADUATE SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS.
(SOT)
“We’re kinda in line with what’s happening nationally in terms of enrollments. We’re a little different in terms of applications coming to graduate programs.”
(VO)
NATIONALLY THE NUMBER OF GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATIONS HAS INCREASED FIVE TO SIX PERCENT. BUT THIS YEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SAW A FOUR PERCENT DECREASE IN APPLICATIONS.
THE ECONOMY AND JOB MARKET ARE THOUGHT TO BE THE REASON BEHIND THIS TREND. SOME STUDENTS DON’T WANT TO SINK FURTHER INTO DEBT OR ARE IN FEAR OF WHAT THE JOB MARKET WILL BE LIKE IN A FEW MORE YEARS, WHILE OTHERS THINK THAT GOING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL WILL HELP THEIR CHANCES.
(SOT)
“I also thought about it in the sense that the job market is unstable now so it might be better if I go and spend some more time and hopefully the economy would be better and there might be more job opportunities when I get out.”
(VO)
WHILE THERE HAS BEEN AN OVERALL DECREASE IN GRADUATE SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS STUDIES SHOW THAT MASTERS PROGRAMS ARE SEEING THE BIGGEST DROP WHILE THE NUMBER OF DOCTORAL STUDENTS HAS REMAINED THE SAME.
(SOT)
“Students that are interested in those programs are maybe a little more hesitant to go into them cause they might, their not sure what types of jobs would be waiting for them when their done in a couple of years.
(Stand up)
EMPLOYEES HERE AT THE GRADUATE COLLEGE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK INTO THESE FIGURES. DEAN KELLER SAYS IF THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN GRADUATE SCHOOL CONTINUES TO DECREASE THEY WILL BECOME MORE CONCERNED AND LOOK INTO THE CAUSE. ASHLEIGH LEMASTER, DAILY IOWAN TV.
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December 2, 2011 / ashleighnlemaster


1:44

(Anchor Lede)
THE FIRING OF LONG TIME PENN STATE FOOTBALL COACH, JOE PATERNO, SHOCKED PEOPLE NOT ONLY IN STATE COLLEGE BUT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

(VO)
THE PENN STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BROKE THE NEWS DURING AN EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERNCE ON NOVEMBER 9TH . DISBELIF FILLED THE ROOM WHEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE.

THE NEWS THAT PATERNO HAD BEEN FIRED ROCKED STATE COLLEGE.
THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS TOOK TO THE STREETS IN PROTEST OVER THE DESCION.
THEY KNOCKED OVER LIGHT POLES AND A NEWS VAN. PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONED WHETHER THIS REACTION WAS NECESSARY.
STUDENTS HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HAD MIXED FEELING ABOUT THE EVENTS THAT HAPPENED.

(SOT)
“I could understand, I mean he means so much to that university and he is practically the face of that university. So, I can understand their anger.”
“Those students when they rioted, I mean, they should set regulations and stuff and the students should become better, better students and facilitators throughout the city.”

(VO)
MOST PEOPLE AROUND THE NATION CAN AGREE THAT THEY NEVER THOUGHT PATERNO’S 46 YEAR CAREER WITH PENN STATE WOULD END LIKE THIS.
BUT WHAT PEOPLE CAN’T AGREE ON IS WHETHER PATERNO LOSING HIS JOB WAS FAIR.

(SOT)

“I thought they would let him at least finish the season for all hes done for that university. I thought they would have at least given him that.”
“The fact that that was such a terrible issue firings had to happen.”

(VO)
JERRY SANDUSKY, THE MAN BEHIND THIS SITUATION, IS CURRENTLY FACING 40 CRIMINALS CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSULTING YOUNG BOYS.
HE RECEIVED HIS FIRST LAWSUIT YESTURDAY.
ASHLEIGH LEMASTER, DAILY IOWAN TV.

November 8, 2011 / ashleighnlemaster

New Children’s Hospital

2:08

Anchor Lede:
IN AUGUST THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS BROKE GROUND ON THE NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. WITH THE PROJECT NOW SEVERAL MONTHS INTO PROCESS THINGS ARE BEGINNING TO LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT AROUND THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS. ASHLEIGH LEMASTER HAS THE STORY…
(VO)
CONSTRUCTION CREWS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE AREA NEAR HOSPITAL RAMP TWO IN ORDER TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING THE NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.
THE NEW HOSPITAL WILL HAVE A TOTAL OF ELEVEN STORIES.
EIGHT BEING ABOVE GROUND AND THREE BEING BELOW.
THE NEW LARGE SPACE WILL INCREASE THE BED CAPACITY OF THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BY 19 PERCENT.
THE TOTAL COST OF THE PROJECT IS 2 HUNDRED AND 71 MILLION DOLLARS.
BUT FOR NOW THE PROJECT IS THE JUST GETTING UNDERWAY.
(SOT)
“Essentially right now whats being done is utility work in terms of electricity, water, sewer and steam. That needs to be done first before we can begin the actual foundation digging and things like that.”
(VO)
THERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS WHY A NEW HOSPITAL NEEDED TO BE CONSTRUCTED.
CURRENTLY THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IS LOCATED THROUGHOUT SEVERAL PAVILIONS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS.
THE NEW HOSPITAL WILL ALLOW THE CHILDREN’S AREA TO ALL BE LOCATED WITHIN THE SAME BUILDING SEPARATE FROM THE OTHER SECTIONS OF THE HOSPITAL.
WITH IOWA BEING RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION FOR CARING FOR CHILDREN, ACCORDING TO THE COMMON WEALTH FOUNDATION, A SEPARATE SPACE FOR THE PATIENTS IS ESSENTIAL.
(SOT)
“We are the only hospital in the country without a free standing children’s hospital thats also ranked very highly in terms of patient care.”
(VO)
AND PATIENT CARE IS THE MAIN PRIORITY FOR THE NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.
THE NEW HOSPITAL WILL PROVIDE SINGLE PATIENT ROOMS WHICH WILL GIVE PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES MORE PRIVACY AND ALSO HELP CONTROL THE SPREAD OF INFECTION.
THERE WILL ALSO BE AN OUTSIDE PLAY AREA AND A CLASSROOM FOR THEM.
THE NEW HOSPITAL WILL ALSO CATER TO THE NEEDS OF THE PATIENT’S FAMILIES.
THERE WILL BE SEPARATE SLEEPING ROOMS FOR PARENTS, MEDITATION SPACE, FAMILY KITCHENS AND LAUNDRY FACILITIES.
(SOT)
“So essentially what we want to do with the new Children’s hospital is provide an ideal environment for taking care of children. So we very much see this as something that will be benefitting all of Iowa’s children.”
(STAND UP)
CONSTRUCTION FOR THE NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL STARTED EARLIER THIS FALL AND IS SET TO BE COMPLETED IN TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN. ASHLEIGH LEMASTER, DAILY IOWA TV.
October 26, 2011 / ashleighnlemaster

The Decrease in Graduate Students

1:42
(Anchor Lede)
THE ECONOMY AND UNSTABLE JOB MARKET IS TAKING ITS TOLL ON PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY INCLUDING STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.
(VO)
THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS GOING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL HAS DECREASED BY ONE PERCENT HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.
COLLAGES ACROSS THE NATION HAVE BEEN SEEING A ONE TO ONE AND A HALF PERCENT DECREASE IN GRADUATE SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS.
(SOT)
“We’re kinda in line with what’s happening nationally in terms of enrollments. We’re a little different in terms of applications coming to graduate programs.”
(VO)
NATIONALLY THE NUMBER OF GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATIONS HAS INCREASED FIVE TO SIX PERCENT. BUT THIS YEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SAW A FOUR PERCENT DECREASE IN APPLICATIONS.
THE ECONOMY AND JOB MARKET ARE THOUGHT TO BE THE REASON BEHIND THIS TREND. SOME STUDENTS DON’T WANT TO SINK FURTHER INTO DEBT OR ARE IN FEAR OF WHAT THE JOB MARKET WILL BE LIKE IN A FEW MORE YEARS, WHILE OTHERS THINK THAT GOING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL WILL HELP THEIR CHANCES.
(SOT)
“I also thought about it in the sense that the job market is unstable now so it might be better if I go and spend some more time and hopefully the economy would be better and there might be more job opportunities when I get out.”
(VO)
WHILE THERE HAS BEEN AN OVERALL DECREASE IN GRADUATE SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS STUDIES SHOW THAT MASTERS PROGRAMS ARE SEEING THE BIGGEST DROP WHILE THE NUMBER OF DOCTORAL STUDENTS HAS REMAINED THE SAME. 
(SOT)
“Students that are interested in those programs are maybe a little more hesitant to go into them cause they might, their not sure what types of jobs would be waiting for them when their done in a couple of years.
(Stand up)
EMPLOYEES HERE AT THE GRADUATE COLLEGE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK INTO THESE FIGURES. DEAN KELLER SAYS IF THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN GRADUATE SCHOOL CONTINUES TO DECREASE THEY WILL BECOME MORE CONCERNED AND LOOK INTO THE CAUSE. ASHLEIGH LEMASTER, DAILY IOWAN TV.   
October 18, 2011 / ashleighnlemaster

Aiming for a Cure


 

1:34

Anchor Lede:
ONE IOWA FAMILY TURNS THE TRAGEDY OF LOSING THEIR SON INTO A WAY TO HELP PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.

(VO)
AIMING FOR A CURE IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT WAS CO-FOUNDED BY JODIE AND STEVE RIES IN 2003 WHILE THEIR SON BEN WAS BATTLING CANCER. THE FOUNDATION’S MISSION IS TO HELP OTHERS.

(SOT)
As a family we wanted to give back to the hospital for the care that was given to Ben when he was a patient down there.

(VO)
5 YEARS AFTER BEN WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER HE LOST HIS BATTLE WHEN HE PASSED AWAY IN JUNE 2005. THE RIES FAMILY HAS CONTINUED TO TURN THEIR TRAGEDY INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR OTHERS.
THE FOUNDATION HOSTS A 2 DAY HUNTING EVENT, A BANQUET WITH A SILENT AUCTION, A FUN RUN WALK AND 100 PERCENT OF THE MONEY RAISED GOES TO THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.

(SOT)
To give a million dollars back and to know that its all gone for that cause because we’re all volunteers is wonderful.

(VO)
BEN WOULD HAVE GRADUATED FROM ALBURNETT HIGH SCHOOL THIS PAST MAY SO THE SENIOR CLASS WORKED TO RAISE OVER 35 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE FOUNDATION.

(STAND UP)
CHILDREN BATTLING CANCER AND THEIR FAMILIES, HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA’S CHILDREN HOSPITAL HAVE GREATLY BENEFITED FROM AIMING FOR A CURE’S FUNDRAISING BENEFITS. ON NOVEMBER NINTH AIMING FOR A CURE WILL SPONSOR A 5 THOUSAND DOLLARS SHOPPING SPREE THAT HELP TO REPLACE TOYS AND MOVIES FOR THE CHILDREN. ASHLEIGH LEMASTER, DAILY IOWAN TV.

October 6, 2011 / ashleighnlemaster

Breaking News

September 27, 2011 / ashleighnlemaster

Eating Project with Voiceover

The Pedmall has a wide variety of food choices. Some students save money by bringing a lunch from home and eating on one of the many benches. Eating outside appeals to many people. Along with food, restaurants and bars in the Pedmall area serve a wide variety of drinks. Which is perfect for people wanting to spend time with friends after work or school. Ashleigh Lemaster, DI TV.