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Day: March 23, 2012

Littering lands Mason City man in jail

MASON CITY – Shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday a Mason City police officer made a traffic stop after reportedly observing a small baggie containing marijuana being thrown onto the roadway from

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More films are appealing MPAA ratings

By Steven Zeitchik and John Horn, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — When the Motion Picture Assn. of America voted to uphold the R rating for “Bully” several weeks ago, the documentary’s

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Ewan McGregor: A fish happily out of water

By Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — It’s a tribute to Ewan McGregor’s great gifts that we believe someone so naturally cute, funny and knowing is stuck in a humdrum marriage

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ISU’s Fennelly Announces Personnel Changes

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly announced two roster changes Thursday. Fennelly announced that sophomore guard Kelsey Harris and freshman center Kileah Mays will transfer from the

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This week’s Rose Bowl scores: 3-20 & 3-22, 2012

Over The Hill 3/20/12 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1.    Gene Roberts     243 2.    Gary Book         209 3.    Tim Carlson       203 1.    Michele Olson     201 2.    Evonne Witham   190 3.    Rita

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Fury over Trayvon Martin shooting grows

By David Ovalle and Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – SANFORD, Fla. — The aftershocks of Trayvon Martin’s killing continued to reverberate Thursday from Sanford to South Florida, as the embattled police chief and

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Picture bleak in photography business

By Diana Lambert, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — High school students waiting to have senior portraits taken once filled Richard Givens’ photography studio in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Now that studio holds all

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Tourism spending in US surges 8.1 percent

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — A record number of foreign visitors helped boost overall tourism spending in the U.S. last year 8.1 percent to $1.2 trillion, the Commerce Department

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