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EDITORIAL: Enough said, governor

CR Gazette – The Gazette Editorial Board —- No one can accuse Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad of not going to bat for lean finely textured beef, which critics refer to as…

Fading Titanic needs protection, explorer says

By Mark Washburn, McClatchy Newspapers – Titanic resurfaces in its extraordinary way over this week with TV specials timed to the 100th anniversary of its sinking this month. Deep-sea explorer Bob…

Lane restrictions on northbound U.S. 218 near Janesville begin April 9

Lane restrictions on northbound U.S. 218 near Janesville begin April 9

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – April 5, 2012 – Road construction work on U.S. 218 near Janesville will require closure of one of the northbound lanes beginning Monday, April 9, according…

Under the Hood: Why are electric cars so complex?

By Brad Bergholdt, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – QUESTION: Since we have solar panels on our house and produce more electricity than we use, I am looking for an all-electric car. Under…

Pinterest vaults into 3rd place for social networks, research says

By Jeremy C. Owens, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Pinterest has become the third most popular social network in the United States, behind only Facebook and Twitter,…

‘Captain America’ sequel set for April 2014

By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — In last year’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the title hero not only proved himself on the battlefields of World War…

Olbermann’s $70 million suit accuses Current TV of blackmail

By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Keith Olbermann isn’t mincing words in his $70 million lawsuit against Current TV. Dumped last week by the upstart cable network,…

More lingerie moments for Jennifer Love Hewitt

By Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News – What do women really want? According to Lifetime, it’s more of Jennifer Love Hewitt, rubbing men the right way. On Sunday — because nothing…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapersv – THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (R): The thing we keep hearing about this horror picture — in which five friends stumble onto something really scary…

Obit: Sandra Kunz

Sandra Kaye Kunz, 68, of 2508 330th St. Blairsburg, IA, died Friday, April 6, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa. She will be cremated, and no services are…

Wrongfully convicted Texas trio exonerated in 1994 robbery

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — Three men convicted of purse snatching — one of whom was sentenced to 99 years in prison — were exonerated Friday in…

Gina Barreca: Never talk politics with your family

By Gina Barreca, The Hartford Courant – If it weren’t for our relatives we might never have to be in the company of people we didn’t like. Of course we love…

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