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A.J. Derby leaves Iowa

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – A.J. Derby has asked for a release from his scholarship and will transfer from the University of Iowa, the school announced Monday. Derby was a redshirt…

Is Jim Delany scared of Fran McCaffery?

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – By now, Planet Earth is well aware of the Fran Slam. But let’s have another look at Fran McCaffery’s Rage Against the Folding Chair, anyway. No…

BRIEF: Bulldogs fall to rival Indians 57-45

Andrew Dyrdal, Albert Lea Tribune – LAKE MILLS, Iowa — Carlie Christianson scored 16 points, and Megan Johnson added 11 for Lake Mills, but it wasn’t enough as a poor third…

Fla. couple survives Costa cruise sinking: ‘We’ve been blessed’

By Susan Miller Degnan, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — As thousands of screaming men, women and children ran for their lives Friday night amid the sinking Costa Concordia off the…

On MLK Day, Eric Holder vows to enforce Voting Rights Act

On MLK Day, Eric Holder vows to enforce Voting Rights Act

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday pledged to use the full force of the Justice Department to defend the…

Op-ed: Who will be reading your mail?

by Sandy Servantez – I was at the landfill meeting last Thursday evening and was looking for Janet Solberg so I could get her opinion how she felt about this…

Mason City Board of Education to meet tonight

The regular meeting of the Mason City Board of Education will convene at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the School Administration Building, 1625 S. Pennsylvania Ave. There will…

Micro-enterprise program back in front of City Council

Micro-enterprise program back in front of City Council

by Matt Marquardt – (UPDATED: Two city Council members with close family either work for or on board of  directors at NIACC.) MASON CITY – The Mason City City Council…

China continues to pirate American products

WASHINGTON — Theft of American intellectual property is a serious crime, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) andU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that their vigorous, ongoing efforts to protect…

Former Boy Scouts leader sentenced to 95 years in prison on child pornography charges

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A former Gerber Boy Scout Camp director was sentenced to 95 years in federal prison for filming young boys dressing in a YMCA locker room and…

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Production Charges in Indiana and Is Sentenced to 33 Years in Prison

A Maryland man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Indianapolis to seven counts of child pornography production and was sentenced to 33 years in prison and a lifetime of…

Deputy US Marshal in Chicago Indicted for Civil Rights Violations

WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in Chicago returned an indictment today charging Deputy U.S. Marshal Stephen Linder, 36, with violations of federal criminal civil rights law related to two…

Former L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Corruption Charge

WASHINGTON – A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was charged today with agreeing to accept $20,000 in bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband into the Men’s Central Jail, announced…

Justice Department Settles with Warren, Ohio, Police Department

Agreement Resolves Findings of Excessive Force Uncovered During Pattern or Practice Investigation WASHINGTON – Following a comprehensive investigation, the Justice Department today announced that it has resolved its investigation of…

Social Security Q&A

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Q: Will my son be eligible to receive benefits on his retired father’s record while going to college? A: No. At one time, Social Security did…

Bed-sharing deaths of infants persist despite safety warnings

By Kate Thayer and Duaa Eldeib, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — James Robinson will tell you the hardest part of his son’s death was having to face his fiancee. The Chicago…

Do Your Part: Energy-efficient upgrades under $50

By Terri Bennett, McClatchy Newspapers – Do you cringe when your utility bills arrive during these cold winter months? You can Do Your Part to save a lot of money when…

The power of Tim Tebow has little to do with football

By George Diaz, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — And so the nation’s most contentious morality play is finally over, buried in the deep freeze of Foxboro, Mass. by a…

Ravens hold off Texans to reach AFC championship game against Patriots

Ravens hold off Texans to reach AFC championship game against Patriots

By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — Unable to move the ball for nearly three quarters on offense, the Ravens turned to a familiar formula to prolong their season…

Golden Globes: Ryan Gosling’s absence — and other mysteries

Golden Globes: Ryan Gosling’s absence — and other mysteries

By Steven Zeitchik and John Horn, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Award season is often filled with riddles and mysteries, but few shows pack them in like the Golden…

Golden Globes show is surprisingly stately

Golden Globes show is surprisingly stately

By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Despite all his tough talk leading to Sunday night’s broadcast, it was a markedly respectful and restrained Ricky Gervais who showed…

Golden Globes reward little-seen cable TV shows

Golden Globes reward little-seen cable TV shows

By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — When it came to honoring television, the Golden Globes went small. Really small. (PHOTO: The cast of “Modern Family” with their award…

Minnesota defeats Penn State

Minnesota defeats Penn State

By Amelia Rayno, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Can this be the start of something? After losing their first four Big Ten games, the Minnesota Gophers find themselves…

Op-ed: Globe props up Bookmeyer (by Peter Children)

In the Sunday paper on January 15, 2012, the Globe Gazette threw a lifeline to Eric Bookmeyer and his crew at City Hall thereby removing all doubt that they are…

NIACC Foundation Continues Tradition with Honorarium

NIACC Foundation Continues Tradition with Honorarium

Members of the North Iowa Area Community College Foundation created an annual Honorarium in 2010 to recognize exceptional efforts from staff and faculty at NIACC. “The review committee was in…

Bulls buy into Thibodeau’s defensive philosophy

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Bulls are the NBA’s stingiest defense in points allowed, surrendering just 83.8 per game. They rank third in opponents’ field-goal percentage at…

Playoffs demonstrate that defense still matters in NFL

By Clarence E. Hill Jr., McClatchy Newspapers – The Giants and Eli Manning are one game away from a second trip to the Super Bowl in a span of five seasons.…

Packers’ 15-1 season becomes a total failure

Packers’ 15-1 season becomes a total failure

By Michael Hunt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Somewhere between the turnovers and the awful pass defense and the dropped balls and the boos that deservedly rained down…

McCarthy’s gambles don’t pay off for Packers

McCarthy’s gambles don’t pay off for Packers

By Tom Silverstein and Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — When it comes to taking chances, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy tends to lean toward the…

Magic can’t let Orlando All-Star show stop a Howard trade

By Brian Schmitz, The Orlando Sentinel – The World’s Greatest Pickup Game — a/k/a the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando — could get a little serious come Feb. 26. And, folks,…

Pakistan’s military, high court both fed up with president

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD — In its standoff with President Asif Ali Zardari’s administration, Pakistan’s powerful military is relying on an institution that experts say is equally…

Perry says Marines who urinated on dead bodies are ‘kids’

Perry says Marines who urinated on dead bodies are ‘kids’

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been campaigning furiously in South Carolina in an effort to revive his sputtering presidential campaign, said…

Homeless in Orange County, Calif., feel sense of relief after arrest in slayings

Homeless in Orange County, Calif., feel sense of relief after arrest in slayings

By Tony Barboza and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times – ANAHEIM, Calif. — As word spread of an arrest in the killing of four Orange County homeless men, people came…

Anxiety rises among S. Carolina evangelicals over Romney’s momentum

By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The conservative contenders trying to slow Mitt Romney’s sprint to the presidential nomination are running out of time, as the…

In fog of Syria, observers can’t tell what they are seeing

By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times – ZABADANI, Syria — When observers from the Arab League drove into this mountain town in southwestern Syria, a hotbed of dissent against President Bashar…

4 dead, 1 injured in Fresno apartment complex

By Bonhia Lee, McClatchy Newspapers – FRESNO, Calif. — Fresno police were trying Sunday to unravel a tragic mystery at a Fresno apartment complex: what led to the shooting deaths of…

Huntsman to end his campaign

By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Jon Huntsman Jr. will end his run for the Republican presidential nomination and endorse longtime rival Mitt Romney on Monday,…

Wrestling: NIACC’s Minto, Moinius win titles at Central Invite

Wrestling: NIACC’s Minto, Moinius win titles at Central Invite

PELLA, Iowa –Freshman Basil Minto (Fr., Cape Coral, FL) won his second championship at the 184-class in as many weeks while Wismit Moinius (So., Naples, FL) won his second 141-championship so far this season…

Mystic Bowling Scores 1/9 through 1/13

Monday Scratch:   Derek Friest 201, 300, 236  737 series Nate Juhl 210, 213, 184  607 series Blake Forthmann  222  607 series Todd Lursen  215 game Cody Brandau 257, 216 …

Obama administration expresses concern about anti-piracy bills

By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Obama administration signaled Saturday it does not support aspects of pending anti-piracy legislation, a setback for the Motion Picture Association…

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