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George Diaz: Sandusky and Penn State deserve the ultimate penalty

By George Diaz, The Orlando Sentinel – Jerry Sandusky deserves the death penalty. So does Penn State. Sandusky is a monster, a pedophile who preyed on the most innocent and vulnerable…

Mitt Romney: G.I. Bill Gave Unparalleled Opportunities To America’s Greatest Generation

Mitt Romney: G.I. Bill Gave Unparalleled Opportunities To America’s Greatest Generation

Mitt Romney on Friday made the following statement on the anniversary of the G.I. Bill: “Sixty-eight years ago today, the G.I. Bill became law. It was an exemplary act that…

Obama: Congress Must Act on Transportation Bill and Student Loans

Obama: Congress Must Act on Transportation Bill and Student Loans

WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, President Obama spoke about the urgent need for Congress to act now on two common sense measures to help hardworking middle class families.  Unless…

New Orleans laments defeated Times-Picayune daily paper

New Orleans laments defeated Times-Picayune daily paper

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Newspapers – NEW ORLEANS — Clifford Burchfield sleeps in an abandoned building in the Algiers section of New Orleans, with no plumbing, electricity or running water. He…

Lolo Jones lashes out, at herself, after race at Olympic trials

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times – EUGENE, Ore. — Every time Lolo Jones was tossed a softball question, every time she was given a chance to downplay her struggles in…

Mondale to oversee Vikings stadium project

Richard Meryhew, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – The newly created public body that will work with the Minnesota Vikings in overseeing development of a $975 million downtown Minneapolis football stadium made its…

Hard choice for workers in lengthy Crystal Sugar lockout

Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – CROOKSTON, MINN. – Ten months ago, American Crystal Sugar ushered in what has become one of the state’s longest work stoppages in decades, locking out…

Austin, MN man accused of assaulting two children

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – An Austin man who allegedly assaulted a 4-year-old and 17-month-old girls pleaded not guilty to all charges against him Thursday in Mower County Court.…

Senate passage of 2012 farm bill

Senator Chuck Grassley made the following comment about Senate passage today of S.3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012.  Grassley voted for the bill which passed 64…

BRIEF: Santorum endorses Lange in race for Iowa seat in U.S. House

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has endorsed Ben Lange in Iowa’s U.S. House 1st District race. Lange, an Independence attorney, is challenging Waterloo…

Braley, Grassley split on prospects for fixing student loan issue

James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley is “extremely concerned” Congress will fail to meet a July 1 deadline to prevent interest on student loans…

Iowa Quaker plant lottery winners to file privacy request to keep identities confidential

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — An injunction will be filed next week to keep confidential the identities of 20 Quaker plant co-workers who won a $241 million…

Getting back to normal in Ottumwa

Chelsea Davis, Ottumwa Courier, Iowa – OTTUMWAOne week after straight-line winds and rain pummeled the city, Ottumwans are returning to normal as remaining debris is carted away. “It’s an ongoing tabulation…

Hawkeyes reel in two more recruits

Hawkeyes reel in two more recruits

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – Iowa’s unprecedented recruiting rush picked up steam Friday afternoon. Within minutes, the Hawkeyes received a pair of commitments, moving their total to 12, the highest…

Eastern Iowa pair accused of ‘having relations in a vehicle’

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Two Burlington residents were arrested late Thursday night after a neighbor allegedly saw them having sex, naked inside a car. Eric Michael Walker,…

Mike Kern: Latest BCS fix no guarantee it will fix anything

By Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News – So how difficult can it be, really, to figure out a way to expand college football’s controversial method of determining a national champion…

Heat fans revel in the joy of a victory party

Heat fans revel in the joy of a victory party

By Adam Beasley, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Cheer during the game. Dance during the break. Lubricate throughout. Might as well be South Florida’s Finals credo. (PHOTO: Miami Heat small…

Mississippi man receives 60 years for creation, distribution of child porn

OXFORD, Miss. — A Potts Camp man was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison for charges related to the creation, distribution and possession of child pornography, following an investigation…

76-year-old south Texas woman arrested for arranging sham marriages

MCALLEN, Texas — An Edinburg, Texas, woman was charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. The investigation was conducted by…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriquez, McClatchy Newspapers – MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION (PG-13): Writer-director-actor Tyler Perry thrusts his beloved alter ego, the Southern matriarch Madea, into the financial crisis when she’s forced to…

Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online Joint Statement

The EU and the U.S., at the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting attended by Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Denmark Minister of…

Niche motorcycle makers rev up sales to female bikers

Niche motorcycle makers rev up sales to female bikers

By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The “girl” bike has long been a put-down for motorcycles so diminutive and underpowered that no “real” bikers would be…

GM recalls all Chevy Cruzes over engine fire risk

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — General Motors is recalling its 2011 and 2012 model-year Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans to fix a problem with the engine shield…

Where did you spend your time online in May? Nielsen knows

By Michelle Maltais, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Did you know that you probably spent more than a full day online in May? And you were probably spending…

Virginia Man Pleads Guilty in Plot to Carry out Suicide Bomb Attack on U.S. Capitol

Amine El Khalifi, a 29-year-old resident of Alexandria, Va., pleaded guilty today in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia in connection with his efforts to carry out a…

For Facebook app makers, new rules

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is signing on to an effort from California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris to make app makers more accountable…

Ragan: “Investing in education is more important than ever”

Ragan: “Investing in education is more important than ever”

From Senator Amanda Ragan: Iowans have always strongly believed in education. As Iowa rebounds from the national recession, investing in education is more important than ever. That’s why the Iowa…

Iowa Consumers to Receive Nearly $1.5 Million in Health Insurance Rebates Thanks to Affordable Care Act

28,042 Iowans will receive $1,469,276 in rebates as a result of the 80/20 rule requiring insurance companies to spend 80% of premiums on patient care DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa…

Branstad and Reynolds release statements on denial of Iowa’s No Child Left Behind waiver

Branstad and Reynolds release statements on denial of Iowa’s No Child Left Behind waiver

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released the following statements upon learning Iowa was denied a No Child Left Behind waiver. Read the official…

Obama courts Hispanics, says again he’ll overhaul immigration

Obama courts Hispanics, says again he’ll overhaul immigration

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — This time, President Barack Obama insisted Friday to an audience of Latino elected officials who had heard a similar…

Complex picture of Sandusky emerged from testimony, courtroom actions

By Jeff Gammage, The Philadelphia Inquirer – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The clearest portrait of Jerry Sandusky to emerge during the trial that ended Friday night with his conviction may have…

Op-ed: Carl Miler deserves credit for Music Man Square (by Peter Children)

Of late there has been some positive mention of The Music Man Square and its contribution to this city.  Personally I have been a long standing fan of this complex…

Jerry Sandusky convicted of molesting 10 boys in Penn State scandal

Jerry Sandusky convicted of molesting 10 boys in Penn State scandal

By Jeremy Roebuck, Jeff Gammage and Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday night of molesting 10 boys over 15 years, closing the…

Twins hold on to defeat Reds

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CINCINNATI — The Minnesota Twins are giving closer Matt Capps more time to heal from his recent shoulder injury — whether he wants it…

Chad Ochocinco drawing rave reviews in Miami

By Manny Navarro, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Even though he made a wisecrack about being bad with numbers when asked whether he could serve as the team’s No. 1…

Mike Kern: Latest BCS fix no guarantee it will fix anything

By Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News – So how difficult can it be, really, to figure out a way to expand college football’s controversial method of determining a national champion…

Quiet lakeshore resort in Afghanistan shattered by violence

Quiet lakeshore resort in Afghanistan shattered by violence

By Laura King and Aimal Yaqubi, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — To the people of Afghanistan’s teeming, dusty capital, sparkling blue Lake Karga on the city’s outskirts has long…

NIACC Announces Dean’s List

NIACC Announces Dean’s List

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) officials are pleased to announce that 730 individuals have been named to the 2012 Spring Dean’s List. That includes 408 full-time…

Latham meets with AARP reps on social security and Medicare

Latham meets with AARP reps on social security and Medicare

Washington, Jun 20 – Iowa Congressman Tom Latham met with Iowa representatives of the AARP on Wednesday to listen to their concerns on retirement security issues critical to Iowa seniors. The…

Steckman to participate in Habitat for Humanity Women Build Day

Steckman to participate in Habitat for Humanity Women Build Day

We certainly needed that good soaking rain!  I guess we all knew it was coming after the hot humid beginning of the week. Now I am hoping the rain will…

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