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Indoor T&F: Four NIACC runners qualify for Nationals

Indoor T&F: Four NIACC runners qualify for Nationals

AMES, Iowa – Four members of NIACC’s Track and Field teams qualified for the NJCAA Indoor National Championships on Saturday at the Iowa State Open. Anna Buenneke (So., Hazleton, IA) qualified…

Bosh’s 30 points, LeBron’s 28 power Heat past 76ers

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — The script for this one was as odd as the Miami Floridians throwback uniforms the Miami Heat wore for Saturday night’s 113-92 victory…

Gingrich wins huge come-from-behind victory in South Carolina

Gingrich wins huge come-from-behind victory in South Carolina

By Steven Thomma, David Lightman and Gina Smith, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLESTON, S.C. — Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina Republican primary Saturday, a stunning come-from-behind upset that shook the contest…

Muhammad Ali at 70: What he meant, what he means

MCT FORUM – By Dave Zirin, Los Angeles Times – Muhammad Ali turned 70 on Tuesday, and the three-time heavyweight champion who doubled as the most famous draft resister in U.S. history…

Wrestling action held Thursday at MCHS

Wrestling action held Thursday at MCHS

A wrestling meet was held Thursday at Mason City High School gym starting with Middle School matches at 4:30 pm. Click here to view photos. With Garner, Waverly-Shell Rock, Hampton,…

$59.5 million trash-to-ethanol project in Benton County secures funding

Dave DeWitte, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A commercial-scale plant to make biofuels from Benton and Linn County trash is poised to become reality with a $25 million USDA loan…

City Hall proposes new task force to pick a site for Cedar Rapids’ new Northwest Rec Center in quick order

Rick Smith, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – CEDAR RAPIDS — City Hall is creating a new task force to help solve what has been an elusive task — finding a…

Legislators want to give redemption centers more of the Iowa bottle deposit

Legislators want to give redemption centers more of the Iowa bottle deposit

DES MOINES — Long-timers at the Capitol joke that a legislative session is not official unless there is a bottle bill debate, and this year will be no exception. Democrats…

Buckeyes take down No. 2 Iowa wrestling

Buckeyes take down No. 2 Iowa wrestling

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Iowa wrestling team dropped a 21-9 decision to No. 7 Ohio State Friday at St. John Arena. The Buckeyes won 7-of-10 matches, including five…

Packers counting on young talent to step up

Packers counting on young talent to step up

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — The cold reminder waited for him at his locker. Vic So’oto thought he might be a healthy scratch for the…

Snow covered roads cause travel headaches in northern Iowa

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 20, 2012 – Moderate to heavy snow and increasing winds have created dangerous travel conditions on highways in northeast Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of…

Goetlll Huge Win Leads ISU in 19-15 loss at OU

Goetlll Huge Win Leads ISU in 19-15 loss at OU

NORMAN, Okla. — Wrestling without starters Chris Spangler (174) and Boaz Beard (184), No. 16 Iowa State gave No. 7 Oklahoma all it wanted on the Sooner mat in McCasland…

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer: January 20, 2011

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer: January 20, 2011

We had a short, but busy and productive week at the Capitol.  In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Legislature did not convene until Tuesday. Demonstrating our commitment…

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. believes Browns buying into RG3 mania, oust Colt McCoy

By Nate Ulrich, Akron Beacon Journal – ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. believes two players from Baylor could help revive the Browns’ inept offense. In his first mock draft…

Recent deaths and obits

Recent deaths and obits

Michael “Mick” Kulish Jr. 38 of 1598 Avon Ave., Nora Springs, was pronounced dead at Covenant Hospital, in Waterloo, Iowa on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Memorial services will be held…

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds welcome Southwest Airlines to Iowa

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today welcomed the news that Southwest Airlines, along with its wholly-owned subsidy, AirTran Airways, confirmed today the intent…

Timberwolves rally past Clippers on the road behind Love’s big shot

Timberwolves rally past Clippers on the road behind Love’s big shot

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – LOS ANGELES — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love had a ready-made excuse for Friday’s incredible 101-98 comeback victory over the Clippers at Staples Center…

Bowling scores, 1-15 through 1-20, 2012

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       01/15/12 Team High Series          Candy Bar         1562 Team High Game           Candy Bar         608 Individual High Series Male         Terry Shoafstall              595 Greg Loveless                595 Individual…

Rose Bowl High Scores 1/13 through 1/19, 2012

Early Bird Mixed 1/13/12 High team scratch game – Team 8 798 High team scratch series – Team 8 2,361 High Individual games 1. Mark Greenwood 268 2. Mikey Trager…

New Pizzeria Hits River City

New Pizzeria Hits River City

By Ruben Tuesday, Citizen Journalist – MASON CITY – Mason City’s inventory of locally owned restaurants just got a little bit bigger and a little bit better. If you’re looking…

Supreme Court gives a win to Texas GOP on congressional lines

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave an early win to Texas Republicans in the fight over redrawing election districts and the balance of…

Obama expresses concern over crackdown on democracy-building groups by Egypt’s ruling military

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called the leader of Egypt’s ruling military council Friday to express U.S. concern about the government’s intensifying crackdown on…

Death penalty sought against accused Craigslist suspect

By Phil Trexler, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — Summit County prosecutors on Friday unveiled a 28-count capital murder indictment against Richard Beasley, the prime suspect in the Craigslist’s help-wanted…

At GOP retreat, leaders preach unity

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – BALTIMORE — A former plastics salesman, House Speaker John A. Boehner stood before the unwieldy GOP majority with a pitch: Members must stick together…

Hollywood reels after lost anti-piracy fight, weighs damage control campaign

By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — After a week in which their anti-piracy legislation got derailed by the full force of the Internet lobby, the mood…

Scientists agree to 60-day pause in controversial bird flu research

By Karen Herzog and Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — A Dutch scientist and a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist whose bird flu research sparked an international controversy are among…

House members call for probe into Lap-Band safety, marketing

By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the 1-800-GET-THIN weight-loss surgery marketing campaign and the safety and effectiveness of…

Multiple bomb blasts hit northern Nigerian city of Kano

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times – JOHANNESBURG — Nigeria’s troubled north, already plagued by a rash of terrorist bombings and drive-by killings during the last year, faced a new attack Friday: multiple…

Fear of opposition movement fuels Russian support of Syria, experts say

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — Russia’s increasingly vigorous support of Syria’s beleaguered government cannot solely be explained by an earnest desire to help its long-time partner…

South Sudan to halt oil production over dispute with Sudan

By Alan Boswell, McClatchy Newspapers – NAIROBI, Kenya — South Sudan moved Friday to shut down its oil production, the latest development in an epic game of double-dare that threatens not…

French troop deaths spark worry over Afghan training mission

By Nancy A. Youssef and Ali Safi, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — The killings of four French troops Friday by an Afghan soldier they were training has renewed concerns —…

1 convicted in killing of British soldier in Northern Ireland

By Anna Tomforde – LONDON — A leading dissident Republican in Northern Ireland was Friday given a life term for the murder of two British soldiers in the province, while…

In China, 8 babies and a rash of protest

By Jonathan Kaiman, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — In America, a family with eight children is the premise for a reality television show. In China, where most couples are allowed…

The pros and cons of binge TV viewing

By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times – Once fleet and ephemeral, defined as much by time and season as strawberries or sweet corn were, television is undergoing a similar transformation in…

The Week Ahead: The Fed and its crystal ball

By Tom Hudson, McClatchy Newspapers – A Super Bowl-bound coach would not be so bold as to predict the final score. Yet on Wednesday, the head coaches of the economy will…

France steps back from commitment in Afghanistan

France steps back from commitment in Afghanistan

By Mark Magnier and Kim Willsher, Los Angeles Times – JAIPUR, India — President Nicolas Sarkozy’s announcement Friday that France is suspending joint combat and training programs, and considering an early…

Iowa man sentenced for failure to register as sex offender

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 13, 2012, Stanley Jerry Blanco, age 45, of Iowa City, Iowa, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for failing to register as a sex offender…

Another Guantanamo taint

MCT FORUM – By Kal Raustiala, Los Angeles Times – Of all the hangovers from the George W. Bush years, the thorniest may be what to do about the U.S. military prison…

Former Des Moines police officer pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

DES MOINES, IA – On January 19, 2012, John Mailander, age 47, a former police officer with the Des Moines Police Department (DMPD) pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in…

Investing in beaten-down sectors could be a good bet this year

By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Investors placing their bets for 2012 are faced with the classic dilemma: Stick with market sectors that performed best last year,…

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