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Iowa blasts Drake, 82-68

Iowa blasts Drake, 82-68

Fran McCaffery’s Iowa Hawkeyes got back on track Saturday night with a solid victory over a good Drake basketball team. “It was a focused effort,” McCaffery said. “It wasn’t perfect,…

Presidential Candidate Rick Perry visits Mason City

Presidential Candidate Rick Perry visits Mason City

MASON CITY – Texas Governor Rick Perry vistited the Music Man Square in Mason City, Iowa on Saturday, December 17th for a town hall meeting. Perry, a Republican, is running…

Rick Perry headed for Mason City

Rick Perry headed for Mason City

Texas Governor Rick Perry is headed for Mason City today (Saturday) at 5:15 pm for a town hall meeting. 5:15 p.m. – Mason City Townhall Meeting Music Man Square 308…

Advanced Auto employee faces felony theft charge

Advanced Auto employee faces felony theft charge

Mason City police went to Advanced Auto shortly before 7pm on Thursday after the business called to report a theft that had allegedly occurred that day. As a result of…

Nuclear materials to Tehran discovered in luggage at Moscow airport

By Stefan Korshak MOSCOW — Inspectors at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport found 18 cylinders of radioactive Sodium-22 in luggage bound for Iran on Thursday and were searching for the shipment’s owners.…

Report alleges rampant abuse of Dutch Catholic children

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — Tens of thousands of Dutch children were sexually abused by priests and other Roman Catholic religious figures in the past half-century, but…

For Palestinians, prison time is a badge of honor

For Palestinians, prison time is a badge of honor

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers NEBI SALAH, West Bank — Uday Tamimi kept one eye on his family and the other on a line of Israeli military vehicles parked at…

Syrian refugees give firsthand account of slide into bloodshed

By Alexandra Zavis and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times WADI KHALED, Lebanon — In a rocky valley at the northern tip of Lebanon, three generations of a Syrian farming family…

At least 145 dead and 260 missing in floods and landslides in Philippines

By Girlie Linao MANILA — At least 145 people were killed and 260 missing in floods and landslides triggered by a tropical storm in the southern Philippines, disaster relief and…

NATO ends Iraq mission as drama unfolds in Green Zone

By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers BAGHDAD, Iraq — As U.S. troops prepared their final departure from Iraq, NATO regretfully closed down its small but highly effective training mission in Baghdad…

Hawkeyes face difficult Drake

Hawkeyes face difficult Drake

IOWA CITY – It’s the last chance for the Iowa basketball team to get a win over an in-state rival. At this point, the Hawkeyes would take any victory over…

Iowa State provost Elizabeth Hoffman still being considered as president of UNM

James Monteleone, Albuquerque Journal, N.M. A group of University of New Mexico faculty members argued Friday that two of the five presidential finalists are a bad fit for UNM and…

Prep Wrestling: Battle of Waterloo Results (Updated)

kjpilcher, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa LUTTRELL POOL (Pool A) First round Iowa City West 84, Vinton-Shellsburg 0 Union 46, Crestwood 32 Mason City 59, Louisa-Muscatine 18 New Hampton 60, East…

Op-ed: Visions of Budweiser (by Peter Children)

December 17 I’d like you all to try something. Imagine you are high up and you’re looking down at Mason City. And just for 24 hours you are going to…

NIACC men win, 81-75 over Mesabi Range

NIACC men win, 81-75 over Mesabi Range

VIRGINIA, Minn. – NIACC’s men’s basketball team is back at a .500-record after an 81-75 win over Mesabi Range Community Technical College on Friday night. The win moved NIACC to…

NIACC women win, 58-51 over Mesabi Range

NIACC women win, 58-51 over Mesabi Range

VIRGINIA, Minn. – The NIACC women’s basketball team topped Mesabi Range Community and Technical College 58-51 on Friday night behind a career-high 31 points from Kika Greenlee (St. Louis Park,…

Op-ed: What is the Rush? (by Julianne Atkinson of Clear Lake)

Why are our elected and appointed officials placing time limits on citizen inputs or disallowing input at one meeting if you spoke at the previous. There is always new information…

Publication of Rules to Defer Regulation of Biogenic CO2 Emissions

The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) approved publication of Adopted & Filed rules (final rules) to amend air quality rules for greenhouse gas emissions on November 15. These rules implement recent…

Ring in the New Year with a Hike in an Iowa State Park

Ring in the New Year by taking a hike in an Iowa state park. Three Iowa state parks are participating in the national First Day Hikes event held in all…

“Occupy” group set to meet in Mason City Saturday afternoon

A group loosley affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement is set to meet in Mason City’s Central Park Saturday afternoon. “Our rally is from 1-4 and NHK-TV out of…

Pastor Shane Philpott writes about “Experiences with various officials, MCPD and DCI”

Pastor Shane Philpott writes about “Experiences with various officials, MCPD and DCI”

Mason City Pastor Shane Philpott has written extensively about his ordeal with the Mason City Police Department at a website called FindJodi.com. The website is dedicated to finding the truth…

Canadian WR makes it 16 for the Hawkeyes

Canadian WR makes it 16 for the Hawkeyes

Marc Morehouse, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Iowa picked up its third commitment this week when wide receiver Tevaun Smith announced via Twitter on Thursday night that “Just made it…

Cartwright due back against Bulldogs

Cartwright due back against Bulldogs

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa IOWA CITY – Bryce Cartwright likely will be back on the court for the Iowa basketball team on Saturday when the Hawkeyes play…

Keno Davis ‘looking forward’ to calling Saturday’s Iowa-Drake game

Keno Davis ‘looking forward’ to calling Saturday’s Iowa-Drake game

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa IOWA CITY — Keno Davis has shifted from full-time basketball coach to full-time television analyst. Davis, a former Iowa player and Drake coach,…

No quit in Clayborn

Roy Cummings, Tampa Tribune, Fla. TAMPA — Buccaneers rookie defensive end Adrian Clayborn welcomed his mother’s decision to move with him to Tampa Bay. At the same time, he applauded…

Glory days might be passing Cowboys by

By Mac Engel, McClatchy Newspapers FORT WORTH, Texas — It was not too long ago when Wade Phillips told us that this team was in the right cycle to win…

Vikings’ Allen shows his mushy side

Vikings’ Allen shows his mushy side

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — One thing about Jared Allen, he’s never lacked for confidence. So when asked earlier this week to deliver a self-analysis of his…

Bulls take exhibition opener as Butler has auspicious debut with 8 points against Pacers

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune INDIANAPOLIS — Typically, exhibitions are met with excitement by rookies and training camp bodies trying to make a team. This isn’t a typical preseason. And…

Fans returning for the Wild

By Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Wild returned home from a long, successful road trip Wednesday with the most points in the NHL. The opponent…

At FedEx, no elves but plenty of workers and tech to move gifts

At FedEx, no elves but plenty of workers and tech to move gifts

By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — With Christmas less than two weeks away, it’s crunch time at the nation’s shipping companies. (PHOTO: Packages are sorted at the…

Insurance industry entering age of innovation

By Becky Yerak, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — The insurance industry hasn’t been known for innovation. But imagine if you could file a claim after an auto accident by simply snapping…

Competition for pet medicines could drive up vet prices

By Barry Shlachter, McClatchy Newspapers FORT WORTH, Texas — Veterinarians, who have traditionally derived about a fifth of their gross income from pet medicines, face ever-new rivals scrambling for a…

Stock indexes end two-week win streak

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch NEW YORK — U.S. stocks on Friday finished with weekly losses after a rating agency warning on Europe pulled the plug on what began as an…

Competitors hot on Japanese automakers’ heels

The Yomiuri Shimbun TOKYO — What worries Manish Sahay, the sales manager of Star Hyundai-Bayside, a New York City dealership in Queens for South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co., is…

Electric vehicles often unfamiliar for drivers and mechanics

By Mark Glover, McClatchy Newspapers SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Those electric vehicles popping up in driveways look a lot like their gas-powered cousins. But under the hood, they’re different machines, and…

Drivers change oil too often, California officials say

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Many automobile owners are spending more than they need on motor oil, believing that it should be changed every 3,000 miles…

Pay phones follow in footsteps of car phones, 8-tracks

Pay phones follow in footsteps of car phones, 8-tracks

By Paul Hampel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — At 62, Jim Nesselhauf is not sure which will come first, retirement or the demise of his business — pay phones.…

Consumer prices unchanged in November

By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON — The prices paid by consumers for a broad range of goods and services were unchanged in November, mainly because of declining energy costs, government…

Now as always, Gary Oldman’s a genius

Now as always, Gary Oldman’s a genius

By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A quarter century ago, a South London-bred actor named Gary Oldman ignited the role of Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols in director…

Judge sentences Bonds to probation, 30 days home confinement in obstruction case

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge sentenced baseball slugger Barry Bonds to probation, 30 days confinement in his Beverly Hills home and community service…

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