Bullying victims, school superintendents and other officials testified before Iowa lawmakers on Thursday to advocate for anti-bullying and anti-harassment legislation in the state. Education subcommittees in the House and Senate debated bills to address bullying situations in Iowa schools. Both will go before their respective education committees. Governor Terry Branstad has made cracking down on school bullying a priority of his administration.
Local TV icon Jim Henry has been laid to rest. Funeral services were held Thursday for Henry, who died last week in Michigan at the age of 89. Jim was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but Sioux City became his home after World War II. For more than 30 years, he was the Canyon Kid on local TV and then the host of KTIV's Around Siouxland. After services at Blessed Sacrament Church, he was buried at Graceland Cemetery with military honors.
High school musicians from across Siouxland jam with the pros. Saxophonist Craig Treinen and bassist Jerry DeVore were special guests at this year's Morningside Jazz Festival. Both are professional musicians who've played with some big names like The Temptations and Gladys Knight. Treinen and DeVore will be performing in concert Saturday at Morningside College's Eppley Auditorium.
At the Winter Olympics in Sochi Friday, competitions in snowboarding, skiing and figure skating events are on the schedule. Events include men's and women's slopestyle qualification and women's freestyle skiing moguls qualifications. In figure skating, it's the team men and pairs short program. The events began on Thursday, but the opening ceremony is Friday. You can watch the coverage of the open ceremony beginning at 6:30 on KTIV.
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