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Day: February 26, 2012

Iowa Central beats NIACC women, 89-69

MASON CITY, Iowa – Iowa Central seemed to have a game plan against NIACC: get inside the NIACC defense and take advantage of its short bench. Mission accomplished. The Iowa Central women

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Jazz’s Evans wins Slam Dunk contest

By Josh Robbins, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Naysayers predicted that the Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend this year would be a snoozer. They were right. (PHOTO: The Utah Jazz’s Jeremy Evans with his

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Trash to cash?

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – If you live in Cedar Rapids, you pay $16.72 a month to have your garbage hauled off. What if someone wanted it badly enough to take it

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Fullerton achieves CFSP designation

James M. Fullerton FD&E, CPC, CFSP, a funeral director with Fullerton Family of Funeral Homes in Mason City, Iowa, has recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner

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In defense of affirmative action

McClatchy-Tribune News Servicev – The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times: For 40 years, competitive colleges and universities in the United States have taken race into account in order to

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What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX (PG): Zac Efron and Taylor Swift provide the voices in this 3-D animated adaptation of the classic children’s book about a boy, a

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Israel’s war of words with Iran

By Uri Dromi, McClatchy Newspapers – Thirty years ago, when I was promoted to a new position in the Israeli Defense Forces, I sent all my friends a note promising to do this

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The hard truths of newspapering

By Kevin Ferris, The Philadelphia Inquirer – When it comes to the realities of life in journalism, no one prepared me more while I was an undergrad at Virginia Commonwealth University than Bill

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Radio Tracking Northern Pike

As Royce Bowman shuffled down the ice-covered backwater, we held back and watched. In one hand, Bowman held out a small antenna. Cradled in his other arm was a radio receiver. “Even

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