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Day: January 30, 2012

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Council to discuss budget, arena Tuesday

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Mason City City Council will meet again Tuesday evening to discuss final changes to the 2013 budget.  The budget will be voted on (CORRECTION)

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2012 Florida primary wraps up

By Scott Powers, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The two main Republican candidates wound up their Florida primary campaigns Monday night in Central Florida, with Mitt Romney in The Villages retirement

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Should IRS call delinquent taxpayers?

By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press – Should the IRS be picking up the phone and demanding more money? Or at least making a call to discuss options if you’re delinquent? It’s an

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Stocks end with minor loss

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — U.S. stocks closed with minor losses Monday as telecommunications and technology stocks advanced, offsetting concern that came with Portugal’s soaring borrowing costs. After a 131-point

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Income rises, but not spending

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Consumers had more money in their pockets in December, but fewer people decided to spend it, choosing instead to tuck the extra funds

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A defensive nightmare

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Iowa scored 89 points in Assembly Hall. The Hawkeyes shot 79 percent from the field in the second half, 63 percent for

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Hawkeyes top Gophers to snap skid

Matt Levins, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – The last two years have been full of more downs than ups for University of Iowa redshirt freshman wrestler Nick Moore. Moore,

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Brady realizes target’s on his chest

By Art Stapleton INDIANAPOLIS — One glance out the window quickly reminded Tom Brady this trip to an all-too-familiar city for the Patriots will be different than all the others. As the

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More than 100 injured in Peru earthquake

LIMA, Peru — More than 100 people were injured Monday after a strong earthquake in southern Peru, Peruvian civil defense authorities said. Most of the injured however had only slight wounds. “There

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Alternate Side Parking Suspended

Effective at 4:00 p.m. today, January 30, 2012, the Alternate Side Parking ordinance and Emergency Snow Route are suspended until further notice. Citizens should stay tuned to local media outlets to receive

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Pressure mounts for online poker in Iowa

Rod Boshart, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – DES MOINES — Proponents seeking to rein in the unregulated “wild, wild West” environment of illegal online poker in Iowa are girding for another legislative

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‘The Grey’ is gold for Neeson

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — With an estimated $20 million opening weekend under his belt, Liam Neeson has secured his status as the thinking man’s action star. “The

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NASA hopes to test new spaceship in 2014

By Mark K. Matthews, The Orlando Sentinel – WASHINGTON — There’s no firm date yet, but sometime in early 2014 NASA intends to take its first major step toward rebuilding its human spaceflight

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Syrian forces move against Damascus suburbs

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch,Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Syrian tanks and troop reinforcements moved Sunday to reclaim government control of rebellious suburbs outside Damascus, opposition groups reported, bringing

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