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Drake Relays qualifiers, heat and lane assignments

Jeff Linder, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — The Drake Relays has released the high school field for next week’s event. Here’s a link: http://is.gd/QkLAgg Here’s a link to the…

Obama will push student loan change in University of Iowa visit Wednesday

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – President Obama will visit the University of Iowa in Iowa City Wednesday as part of his effort to get Congress to prevent interest rates…

Whirlpool plans investment in Amana refrigerator plant

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – Whirlpool Corp. plans to invest $3.1 million to bring a built-in refrigeration production line to its Amana plant. The Iowa Economic Development Authority approved a…

Iowa hoops notes: McCaffery with first pitch, Gatens at Portsmouth, Woodbury on USA team

Iowa hoops notes: McCaffery with first pitch, Gatens at Portsmouth, Woodbury on USA team

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery is a Philadelphia native and a Phillies fans, but for one day in August, he’ll have to support the Chicago Cubs.…

Op-ed: “Old Media” being killed by digital age

Water seeks its own level and birds of a feather flock together, isn’t that how it goes?  We all have different figure prints, no two are exactly alike.  That is…

Ted Nugent signs plea agreement in black bear shooting case

By Casey Grove, McClatchy Newspapers – ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Activist and musician Ted Nugent has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors admitting he took an illegally shot black bear…

Gov. Branstad signs 10 bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs 10 bills into law

Gov. Branstad on Friday signed the following legislation into law: House File 2399: An Act relating to scrap metal transactions, prohibiting certain sales, and providing penalities. House File 2467: An…

Heartbreak Graffiti (by Carl Grover)

Heartbreak Graffiti (by Carl Grover)

While walking my yellow lab, Chloe, through East Park, I noticed some spray painted words on the Winnebago River Trail Bridge. As I got closer I realized that this was…

Dave on Demand: The television week in review

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – One of my favorite soap opera plots of all time played out on “General Hospital” in the summer of 1981 when Mikkos Cassadine…

Seatbelt sting injustice: Government mining money

Op-ed by Otis Lewis Thomas Jefferson was our third President, one of the framers of our Constitution, and one of the principle authors of our “Declaration Of Independence”. Jefferson is…

Family pet becomes friend, protector, “business partner”

Family pet becomes friend, protector, “business partner”

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Brian and Sarah Novacek had no idea of the special prize they would find when they headed to Belmond two…

The Big Picture: TV guy Rich Ross was out of place as head of Disney Studios

By Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — I’d be lying if I said I knew exactly why Rich Ross got the ax as head of Disney Studios…

Stock indexes mostly up for week on earnings

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — U.S. stocks mostly advanced Friday, with two of the major indexes halting a two-week losing streak, as better-than-expected corporate results overrode global…

British teens ran ‘stock-picking robot’ scam, SEC says

By Walter Hamilton and Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It sounded far-fetched — a “stock-picking robot” that could identify penny stocks poised to double in price.…

Obama has 10 times what Romney has in war chest

By Matea Gold and Melanie Mason, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ended March with $104 million in his campaign war chest, 10 times the amount for…

Monumental day for fans of Fort Ord

By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama on Friday designated Fort Ord a national monument, completing its conversion from bustling military base to popular…

T&F: Edmond qualifies for 400-hurdle finals at Kansas Invite

T&F:  Edmond qualifies for 400-hurdle finals at Kansas Invite

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Sophomore Tanesha Edmond (So., St. Elizabeth, Jamaica) has advanced to the 400-meter hurdles finals after recording the seventh fastest time during that event at the Kansas Relays.…

MCPD arrest burglary suspect this morning

MCPD arrest burglary suspect this morning

MASON CITY – Mason City police arrested a Mason City man on suspicion of burglary Saturday morning. At about 3:20 a.m., officers responded to an altercation at 702 9th Street…

Facebook IPO targeted for mid-May, source says

By Peter Delevett, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Citing “multiple sources close to the company,” a popular technology blog has reported that Facebook Inc. officials have chosen…

Iowa lawmakers, governor targeting Legislature adjournment next week

Iowa lawmakers, governor targeting Legislature adjournment next week

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Iowa legislative leaders are optimistic they’ll achieve property tax relief legislation before wrapping up the session next week, but are offering few details of…

Average student debt declines slightly at University of Iowa, Iowa State, UNI

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – Average student debt upon graduation decreased slightly last year at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa, according to…

Airliner crashes in Pakistan, killing all 127 aboard

By Saeed Shah, McClatchy Newspapers – KARACHI, Pakistan — An airliner on a domestic flight crashed Friday near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad with 127 people on board after trying…

Twins get a lift from Willingham in victory over Rays

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — With the bases loaded in the seventh inning on Friday night, Rays reliever Joel Peralta got…

Quarterbacks Luck and Griffin likely will be selected 1-2 in NFL draft

By Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Before the Hall of Fame triumvirate of John Elway, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly was drafted in 1983, longtime…

Mediocre pitching, light hitting and bad defense lead to Cubs’ sixth straight loss

Mediocre pitching, light hitting and bad defense lead to Cubs’ sixth straight loss

By Dave Van Dyck, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — It had the feel of a game in late September, with a wind chill of 35 degrees for the first pitch,…

Bulls know they must respond to rough play in kind

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – The Bulls roared into last season’s playoffs near full health and at full throttle, winners of nine straight and 21 of the final 23…

Timberwolves’ Williams aims to slim down and toughen up

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — With just two games remaining in this lockout-shortened season, Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams has his eyes set on a transformational summer…

Magic’s Dwight Howard doing well after back surgery Friday

By Brian Schmitz, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — At Friday’s practice, the loss became a reality. The Magic officially began to prepare to play basketball without Dwight Howard…

Cardinals’ Lynn overcomes rough start to post third win

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – PITTSBURGH — Safe to say Friday night did not open as planned for Lance Lynn — or Skip Schumaker. It ended just fine.…

Rockies drop Brewers, 4-3

Rockies drop Brewers, 4-3

By Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — One-run games have been the norm this week for the Milwaukee Brewers. And when you’re in an offensive funk, like the…

Minnesota state committee approves subsidy for new Vikings stadium

By Mike Kaszuba and Jim Ragsdale, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Revived Friday by legislative leaders after personal lobbying by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, a proposal for a new…

Lakers rattled by Spurs

By Kevin Ding, The Orange County Register – SAN ANTONIO — The sinking stone that has been the Lakers’ defense the second half of this season cost them another big…