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Bradley Snaps 9-Game Losing Streak With 78-67 Win Over UNI

Bradley Snaps 9-Game Losing Streak With 78-67 Win Over UNI

PEORIA, Ill. – The Bradley Braves snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 78-67 win over the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball game on Sunday in Carver Arena. The Braves…

Op-ed: Tornquist the dictator (by Peter Children)

Saturday’s article by John Skipper in the Globe had under tones that beguiled the true feelings of the landfill board…at least as it appeared to me. It gave the feeling…

NAACP says Iowa mayor should resign over racial slur

William Smith, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – NEW LONDON – The Burlington branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is asking for the resignation of newly…

Iowa State leads universities in collecting campus parking fines

Diane Heldt,  CR Gazette – Parking-rule violators at Iowa State University tend to pay larger fines for their infractions than at the other two state universities, which results in ISU…

Police: ‘Nanny cam’ caught abuse of twins

Rosemary Sobol, Chicago Tribune – A 65-year-old woman is accused of physically abusing twin infants earlier this week in the Lincoln Park neighborhood after a “nanny cam’’ filmed it, police said.…

2-year-old Gary, Indiana girl shot, in “very critical” condition

Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune – A 2-year-old girl is in “very critical” condition after being shot in the head with a .22 caliber handgun Saturday afternoon in Gary, according to police.…

Illinois man’s short MMA career ends in tragedy

Jared S. Hopkins, Chicago Tribune – The room at Mojoes in Joliet was filled with, at most, a few hundred people. The crowd wasn’t loud. Maybe it was bored after having…

Bain Capital made millions off S.C. steelmaker as mill morale, finances suffered

By David Wren, McClatchy Newspapers – MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Boston-based Bain Capital LLC more than doubled its money on GS Industries Inc. — the former parent company of Georgetown Steel…

Iraq bombing kills more than 50 Shiite Muslim pilgrims

By Raheem Salman and Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times – BAGHDAD, Iraq — A bomb killed at least 53 Shiite Muslim pilgrims in southern Iraq on Saturday, an attack certain to…

Romney compares Bain’s operation to Obama’s bailout of auto industry

By Adam Beam, McClatchy Newspapers – SUMTER, S.C.— Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said his record at Bain Capital – which included buying and later closing down a photo album plant…

In South Carolina, a discrepancy on federal spending

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times – BEAUFORT, S.C.—When Rick Santorum stood in front of voters at a yacht club in this small town and pledged to slash government spending, especially…

Ty Pennington undergoing ‘Extreme’ change in his life

By Arienne Thompson, USA Today – So, what’s the first thing people say when they see Ty Pennington in public? ” ‘Hey, can you fix my house?’ ” Pennington, 47, says…

On Iran, how far is too far?

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Iran’s development of nuclear weapons poses a grave threat to world stability and possibly an existential threat to this country’s Middle Eastern ally, Israel. But how…

Taliban talks not likely to effect an honorable U.S. exit from Afghanistan

By Trudy Rubin , The Philadelphia Inquirer – Now that U.S. troops have left Iraq, the administration is seeking to negotiate an end to the Afghan war. So there was some…

Small businesses bringing jobs home

MCT FORUM, By Karen G. Mills – U.S. Small Business Administration In recent years, a perception has taken root that America no longer makes things. It has become an all but…

Will Supreme Court decide FCC indecency rules going the way of rabbit ears?

By Linda P. Campbell, McClatchy Newspapers – The late, profane iconoclast George Carlin must have been rolling in his grave Tuesday — with laughter at the irony and potential. Here was…

Billboard’s sales-chart tweaks not a hit with everyone

By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” made history last June when it blew onto U.S. pop charts with more than 1.1-million albums…

The Week Ahead: Apple may return to education roots

By Tom Hudson, McClatchy Newspapers – Years before today’s i-mania of Apple, the company relied on its education business to stay alive. On Thursday, Apple is expected to take on the…

Roller City’s “Fantastic Friday” helps dog park organization raise money

Roller City’s “Fantastic Friday” helps dog park organization raise money

Story by Kelly Elbert and Photos by Jody Spear Friends of Mason City Dog Park and Roller City teamed up Friday night for a “Fantastic Friday” of roller skating fun…

Recent death notices

Bennett Sharp, 89, of 21992 200th St., Rockford, died Sunday morning, January 15, 2012, at the Muse Norris Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa. ———– Michael D. Nelson,…

NIACC track competes at Panther Relays

NIACC track competes at Panther Relays

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Four runners on the NIACC Track and Field teams opened their indoor seasons with top-five finishes at UNI’s Panther Relays on Saturday. For the men, Cody Manchester (So.,…

#3 Kirkwood stifles NIACC men’s offense, 67-47

#3 Kirkwood stifles NIACC men’s offense, 67-47

MASON CITY, Iowa – #3 Kirkwood handcuffed the NIACC offense to their lowest point total of the season while handing the Trojans a 67-47 loss on Saturday. NIACC (11-8, 2-2…

#14 Kirkwood tops NIACC women, 62-53

#14 Kirkwood tops NIACC women, 62-53

MASON CITY, Iowa –A 2-of-16 shooting drought in the second half dug too deep of a hole for the NIACC women’s basketball team as they lost 62-53 to #   14…

No. 10 Texas A&M Defeats Iowa State, 59-33

AMES, Iowa – Adaora Elonu scored 14 points to lead defending national champion Texas A&M over Iowa State 59-33 Saturday in Hilton Coliseum. The No. 10 Aggies got 12 points…

Branstad to visit Kaplan in Mason City

Branstad to visit Kaplan in Mason City

Governor Terry Branstad will be in Mason City on January 19th. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will visit Kaplan University, 2570 4th St SW, at 11 a.m. and deliver…

RSVP of North Central Iowa Seeking Seniors to Read on the Radio

RSVP of North Central Iowa is adding a new volunteer opportunity for area seniors through a joint project with IRIS, the Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind and…

Law Enforcement Agencies Release further Information Regarding the Disappearance of a Washington County Woman

Crawfordsville, IOWA –On January 5, 2012, Sharon R. Hopf, age 45, of rural Crawfordsville, Iowa, failed to show up at her business, Hopf Furniture, in Kalona, Iowa. Later that evening,…

Yankees get a major upgrade in pitching department

By Pete Caldera, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – Michael Pineda possesses a hulking frame, a dynamite right arm and the potential to be a top-of-the-rotation starter and strikeout artist for years…

Obama’s new chief of staff an expert on executive powers

Obama’s new chief of staff an expert on executive powers

By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — With the appointment of Jacob Lew as his new chief of staff, President Barack Obama chose a Washington veteran who is well-liked…

Gingrich calls for ‘bold’ space program, opens Orlando, Fla., campaign office

By Scott Powers, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Friday he wants a “bold” space program, and he called for NASA to accept…

Super PACS are making their rich presence felt in 2012 campaigns

By David Goldstein, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Super PACS are living up to their early billing as potential game-changers in the 2012 elections. Free to flood a campaign with as…

Las Vegas-area priest gets 3 years in prison for stealing from church to feed gambling habit

By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — For years, Msgr. Kevin McAuliffe lived something of a double life. He was widely admired by his flock at St. Elizabeth…

San Francisco County sheriff charged with domestic violence

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Five days after he was sworn in as San Francisco County sheriff, Ross Mirkarimi was charged Friday afternoon with…

Another homeless man found slain in Orange County

By Mitchell Landsberg and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times – SANTA ANA, Calif. — A homeless man was found slain behind a busy fast-food restaurant in Anaheim late Friday, the…

Rockwell Collins to be part of pursuit of big NextGen contract

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – Rockwell Collins will be on a ITT Excelis-led team in the pursuit of the next major contract to build the FAA’s new satellite-based air traffic control…

Man gets life sentence in killing over Santeria

By Joseph A. Slobodzian, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — A North Philadelphia man convicted of killing a man after an argument over Santeria — the Caribbean religion that evolved from…

Timberwolves nipped by Hawks; Rubio has 18 points, 12 assists and 5 steals

Timberwolves nipped by Hawks; Rubio has 18 points, 12 assists and 5 steals

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – ATLANTA — As unofficial team records go, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman’s post-game appearance after Saturday’s 93-91 loss at Atlanta was nine words longer but…

Wild falls to Blues

By Michael Russo, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – ST. LOUIS — For those who think the Wild is always a Mikko Koivu injury away from disaster, that theory may be tested now.…

Little sloppy, but Bulls win fifth game in a row

Little sloppy, but Bulls win fifth game in a row

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Bulls and Raptors each were playing their fifth game in six nights Saturday and looked about as fresh as expired milk. (PHOTO: The…

This time, 49ers’ offense picks up their defense

This time, 49ers’ offense picks up their defense

By Jerry McDonald, The Oakland Tribune – SAN FRANCISCO — The season-long perception that the 49ers are a team that has been carried by its defense took a hit Saturday. (PHOTO: San…

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