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University of Iowa News Release

May 8, 2006

May 12 'Know the Score' Broadcast Will Celebrate Old Capitol's Reopening

The recently completed renovation and the reopening of the University of Iowa's beloved symbol, the Old Capitol, will be the subject of the radio program "Know the Score LIVE!," broadcast live from the Senate Chamber of Old Cap, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 12.

The program, part of the weekly arts and humanities series hosted by Joan Kjaer, can be heard at that time on radio station KSUI, 91.7 FM (101.7 FM in Dubuque). It will be rebroadcast on KSUI 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 14, and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 17. You may also listen to the broadcast on the Internet at

The broadcast will be open to the public free of charge.

Guests will discuss the history of Old Capitol, both historic and recent. UI past President Willard "Sandy" Boyd and Pamela Trimpe, the director of the newly created Old Capitol Museum, will open the conversation.

Other guests will include Shalla Wilson of the Old Capitol Museum; Gary Nagle of the university architect's office; Tom Dean, UI special assistant to the president; and Jill and Todd Burgess of Presentations, Inc., who helped create the museum displays.

To supplement the Iowa history portion of the show, there will be a discussion of the film "The Final Season" about the Norway, Ia., baseball team that won its 20th championship in 1991, just before the school was consolidated into the Benton Community schools. Participants in this discussion will include Tony Wilson, one of the film's producers, and Kent Stock, the coach of the 1991 Norway team.

Marvin Bell, the "Know the Score" poet-in-residence, will also take part in the program.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association is the corporate sponsor of "Know the Score LIVE!" broadcasts. Refreshments, provided by the Iowa Memorial Union, will be available on the lower level of Old Cap immediately following the broadcast.

The Old Capitol Museum is located in downtown Iowa City, on the Pentacrest of the University of Iowa campus, and is usually open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. On May 12, for "Know the Score," the Old Capitol will reopen at 4:30 p.m.

On street, metered parking in downtown Iowa City is subject to availability. Parking in the Capitol Street Parking Ramp, on the northwest corner of Burlington and Capitol Streets, and in the Tower Place Parking Ramp, south of Iowa Avenue and west of Gilbert Street, is 60 cents an hour. Parking is also available in the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) Parking Ramp on North Madison Street across from the IMU. Exiting on the east side of the ramp's 4th level will provide access to the T. Anne Cleary Walkway, which is a short walk from the Old Capitol.

For more information on the Old Capitol Museum, visit the Old Capitol Museum web site at .

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072,