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A day to remember in Des Moines Thurt., Auf. n, lff?| • Oil MOINCI MMlSTCR / 7 Downtown Des Moines' Walnut Street, shewn at Seventh Street, looks like a Venice canal after the deluge early Wednesday. *: ^ *< « » Photos by THOMAS DcFEO DAVID FINCH BILL NEIBERGALL WARREN TAYLOR The sky remains black during a teavy dow npour in the area of the Iowa Statehoiue shortly before noon Wednesday. Peter Pederson attaches a tow chain to an auto stalled nea r Sixty-third Street and Edwards Avenue. Brett Graham and Bill Limke ride their bicycles throufh • Hooded parking lot near Sixty-third Street and Grand Avenue. The torrential rains left Drake Stadium, right, more suitable for a swimming meet than Drake University's borne footbal opener, scheduled for Sept. 13. The football field and much of the running track are covered with water. A boat left uncovered during Wednesday's (.18 inches of rain is partially submerged at the marina near Birdland Park. fel The raijis were hard on city streets. Rush-hour motorists had to be alert for washed out pavement such as this chuck hole, left, near Keosauqua Way and Crocker Street, north of the downtown area.