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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 

Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.

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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

DMACC "Back to School" Gift in Tornado Zone

July 16, 2008

Des Moines, IA – For the Aplington-Parkersburg School, supplies include more than paper and pencils. Such basics as tables, chairs and computers also are needed to restock the school building, which was wrecked by a deadly tornado in May. Although portable classrooms have been brought in for fall classes, furniture and computers have been tougher to come by.

Today, some of the classrooms will be outfitted with donations from the Des Moines Area Community College, according to Brian Buseman, assistant principal at Aplington-Parkersburg.

"We'll get 33 computer tables and 45 stackable chairs. They're going to bring microscopes for our science lab and some computers, too. We'll be putting those tables and chairs in our library, as well, so we're going to have ample or supplemental computers for the 411 students we'll have in our building."

Buseman estimates the donation will save the school district at least $13,000. The "special delivery" truckload of supplies will be driven from Ankeny to Parkersburg by DMACC president Rob Denson. Aplington-Parkersburg students will help unload the trailer.

Dick Layman/Steve Powers, Public News Service - IA