Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


Home » 2012 » April » 11 (Page 2)

Hamilton leads Bulls over Knicks

Hamilton leads Bulls over Knicks

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — One of Tom Thibodeau’s favorite sayings — “We have more than enough to win” — applies no matter the injury, no matter…

Melissa Gilbert says she’s doing OK after ‘DWTS’ accident

By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Melissa Gilbert is recovering from the mild concussion and whiplash she sustained on the set of “Dancing With the…

Personal conduct probe led to departure of Best Buy CEO

By Thomas Lee and Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — An investigation into personal misconduct led to the sudden resignation of Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn, the electronics…

US stocks log worst day of 2012

By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch – SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. stocks had their worst day of the year Tuesday on anxiety leading up to earnings season and as government bond yields…

Principal cuts may aid housing firms

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could save $1.7 billion by reducing the amount that some underwater homeowners owe on their mortgages,…

Violence drops in Syria, but cease-fire success far from certain

By David Enders, McClatchy Newspapers – BEIRUT — A U.N.-sponsored plan to end the violence in Syria got off to a rocky start Tuesday, with Syria’s foreign minister claiming that…

Former California teacher accused of sexual misconduct is ordered to surrender passport

By Rosalio Ahumada, McClatchy Newspapers – MODESTO, Calif. — A prosecutor on Tuesday convinced a judge that a former Modesto high school teacher is a flight risk after authorities learned…

Obama highlights his tax-the-rich plan, urges students to tweet Congress

By Marc Caputo and Patricia Mazzei, McClatchy Newspapers – BOCA RATON, Fla. — President Barack Obama came to South Florida on Tuesday to raise money from millionaires and ask them…

Analysis: Passion for social issues may have doomed Santorum

By Thomas Fitzgerald, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Most presidential candidates would have brushed aside the young woman’s challenge, perhaps mumbling something polite about agreeing to disagree. Not Rick…

Christie praises Bush at conference on economy

By John Reitmeyer, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took another tax-cutting budget victory lap on Tuesday, pitching his economic recovery message to…

NIACC men win Ellsworth Invitational

NIACC men win Ellsworth Invitational

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – NIACC’s men’s golf team earned their first win of the spring season by one stroke over Kirkwood at the Ellsworth Invitational at Brigg’s Woods Golf Course…

Golf: NIACC’s Steinauer win Ellsworth Invitational

Golf: NIACC’s Steinauer win Ellsworth Invitational

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – Sarah Steinauer (Fr., Clarinda, IA) recorded an 82 at Briggs Woods Golf Course to win the Ellsworth Invitational on Tuesday. Steinauer shot 39 on the front…

WBB: Bishop-Garrigan standout Bell signs with NIACC

WBB: Bishop-Garrigan standout Bell signs with NIACC

ALGONA, Iowa – Bishop-Garrigan standout and All-State selection Emily Bell has committed to playing for NIACC basketball for the 2012-2013 season. Bell earned Iowa Newspaper Association 1st-Team All-State and Iowa…

Iowa Baseball Rallies to Beat Western Illinois

Iowa Baseball Rallies to Beat Western Illinois

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team rallied to beat Western Illinois Tuesday night at Duane Banks Field on a game-winning bases loaded walk in the bottom…

Twins have issues in the rotation

Twins have issues in the rotation

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — It didn’t take long for the Twins’ starting pitching depth to be tested — and to expose the…

“For Seniors Only” program to be held Thursday at Lime Creek

“For Seniors Only” program to be held Thursday at Lime Creek

A “For Seniors Only” program will be held on Thursday, April 12 from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Lime Creek Nature Center. Guest speaker Dr. Jim Pease will present…

Romney celebrates with Pennsylvania supporters after Santorum exit

Romney celebrates with Pennsylvania supporters after Santorum exit

By Jeremy Roebuck and Amy Worden, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Now it’s Romney vs. Obama. With that in mind and a bruising primary fight finally behind him, Mitt…

First suicide reported at new Hoover Dam bridge

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — In what authorities are calling the first confirmed suicide at the new Hoover Dam bypass bridge, a 60-year-old woman…

Attorneys say Zimmerman contacted prosecutor, Sean Hannity

Attorneys say Zimmerman contacted prosecutor, Sean Hannity

By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – SANFORD, Fla. — Like two worried parents with a wayward child, George Zimmerman’s lawyers stood puzzled in front of the…

Santorum’s departure from presidential race leaves future doors open

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Rick Santorum’s decision to leave the Republican presidential race boosted two candidacies: Mitt Romney was spared two more weeks of…

Tennessee enacts evolution, climate change measure

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Tennessee enacted a law Tuesday that critics contend allows public school teachers to challenge climate change and evolution in their classrooms…

Two dead in bus bomb in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine military said two people were killed Wednesday by a bomb in a passenger bus the southern region. Five people were also wounded in the explosion…

Page 2 of 212