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Day: January 9, 2012

‘CBS This Morning’ gets a makeover

By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Despite the talk of big change and redirection, “CBS This Morning” remains, essentially, a morning show, which means a softer, pre-packaged presentation of

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Paying for opportunity

Andrew Dyrdal, AL Tribune – Facing shrinking school bugdets, some high school athletes are now required to pay just for a chance to play. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Dec. 20 that

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Venezuelan consul in Miami ordered to leave U.S.

By Antonio Maria Delgado, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — The United States has ordered the expulsion of Venezuela’s consul general in Miami after allegations surfaced that she discussed possible cyber-attacks on U.S. soil

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Video conferencing viewed as critical link

George C. Ford, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – When ESP International holds its annual meeting later this month, employees from China, India and Taiwan will participate along with their counterparts at the

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Gold stays precious

Rex L. Troute, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – KEOKUK – Since the glittery metal was first discovered, gold was the measure of wealth of kings, queens and civilizations. In 3000 B.C., gold

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Many factors could influence 2012 crops

Rex L. Troute, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Corn and soybean prices look good, well into the future, according to Chad Hart, Iowa State University assistant professor of economics. Hart was one

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Accused Iowa school thief to stand trial

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – One of the contractors accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronic equipment from the Mediapolis High School will face a jury. Jay Wesley

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Evangelicals turning from Perry to Paul

Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas –   Once, he led a prayer rally called The Response. Now, Gov. Rick Perry is The Reject. Five months after welcoming 30,000 believers to a Houston

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