Tuesday Morning Read: Cargill celebrates 50 years in Cedar Rapids; Blairs Ferry Road closed for railroad work; University of Iowa picks new health care leader
TODAY’S WEATHER — Sunny, warm. High 70, low 46.
CARGILL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN CEDAR RAPIDS — When it was just starting, the corn milling plant on Cedar Rapids’ southeast side processed just 9,000 bushels of corn a day — about 40 football fields. Five decades later, the Cargill Corn Milling plant goes through 100,000 bushels a day. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2ynn3xW
BLAIRS FERRY ROAD CLOSED FOR RAILROAD WORK — A portion of Blairs Ferry Road NE has closed for the week while Canadian National Railroad crews replace a crossing. A segment of 42nd Street is slated to close next week for similar work. Blairs Ferry Road NE closed Monday just east of Interstate 380 and is expected to remain closed to traffic through Friday, according to a Cedar Rapids news release. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2yowInO
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PICKS NEW HEALTH CARE LEADER — An internationally known AIDS researcher from Minnesota will be the University of Iowa’s next vice president for medical affairs, leading the UI’s $1.4 billion-a-year health care engine. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2ylYQrV
‘I’VE TURNED PROGRAMS IN,’ McCAFFERY SAYS — Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery didn’t hesitate Monday when asked if he had ever called the NCAA with information about what he felt were recruiting violations by other programs. “What you can do is when you know something is going on, turn that team in,” McCaffery said at his team’s annual Media Day at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. “Who does that? Not a lot of people do that. I do it. I’ve turned programs in, and I’ll continue to do that when I know that there’s stuff going on.” Read more: http://thegaz.co/2gLaLp4
QUOTABLE — “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” Actress Alyssa Milano, on the #metoo social media campaign she launched. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2gMUS1D