Monday Morning Read: Iowa man recalls watching second tower fall, fans want to keep Cy-Hawk series, fire at North Liberty Fareway

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TODAY’S WEATHER — Mostly sunny. High 79, low 53.

IOWA MAN RECALLS WATCHING SECOND TOWER FALL — Like many Americans, Ben Stanford, 42, of Quasqueton — a child protection worker for the Department of Human services — can still vividly remember most of the details of Sept. 11, 2001. Unlike most Iowans, however, Stanford was in New York City when the Twin Towers fell. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2gUTwVq

FANS WANT TO KEEP CY-HAWK SERIES — After what happened at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday in the annual Cy-Hawk football game, those defending the series got a major boost in their argument. To look at social media, there’s a sharp divide among Iowa and Iowa State fans in a natural way, of course, but also within fanbases among those who have strong opinions about whether or not the two teams should play every year. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2gUzpXs

FIRE AT NORTH LIBERTY FAREWAY — The North Liberty Fareway store will be closed for an indefinite period of time after a fire in one of the store’s refrigerators Sunday morning. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2gUOjwy

KERNELS FORCE GAME 3 — The Cedar Rapids Kernels built a big lead again Sunday afternoon. They were able to hang on to it this time. A 7-4 win over Quad Cities in Game 2 of the Midwest League Western Division championship series sets up a winner-take-all Game 3 Monday night at 6:35 right back here at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2wUm7Os

QUOTABLE“I just reflect on that day and what it did. It changed my life. I didn’t intend to stay in Iowa. My life goal was to move to New York City. ... That was my sign — you don’t belong here. I just decided to stay in Iowa. A lot changed that day.” Ben Stanford of Quasqueton, who was in New York City during the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001

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