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Men’s Golf: Iowa State Sixth After 36 Holes at Big 12 Championships

TRINITY, Texas – Iowa State was steady on the first day of the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championships, standing in sixth place after 36 holes at at Whispering Pines Golf…

Heat’s Wade and Bosh recovered from late-season injuries

By Shandel Richardson,  Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — Miami Heat standouts Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are fully healthy and ready Saturday’s postseason opener against the New York Knicks. Although…

Tigers’ Delmon Young released on bond after being accused of hate crime

By Robin Erb and Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press – As his teammates prepared Friday night for their series opener at Yankee Stadium, Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arraigned in…

Early start time displeases Bulls coach

By K.C. Johnson and Vaughn McClure, Chicago Tribune – For the second straight season, the Bulls are playing the first playoff game despite posting the league’s best record. “Great,” coach…

Op-ed: You can’t have your cake and eat it too (by Peter Children)

In this life the majority of us ask very little, and expect even less; and invariability that is exactly what we end up with.  For the most part we are…

Principal Financial 1st-quarter net profit, operating revenues rise

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – Principal Financial Group, with operations in Cedar Rapids and Hiawatha, on Friday reported higher first-quarter net income and operating revenues. The Des Moines-based insurance…

Drake Relays: Friday’s results

Jeff Linder, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — Results/schedule for high school events at Friday’s session of the Drake Relays: BOYS Shot put — 1. Shaquille Wells (Urbandale), 55-5 1/2;…

Manly resident receives suspended sentence in burglary plea bargain

Manly resident receives suspended sentence in burglary plea bargain

On Monday, April 23rd, 41-year-old Thomas Michael Arndt of Manly received a suspended 2 year prison sentence through a voluntary negotiated plea of guilt to a reduced charge of attempted…

Branstad files amicus brief in support of Legislature’s role in oversight and regulation

DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad has filed an amicus brief in the lead ammunition lawsuit brought forth by the Sierra Club Iowa Chapter against the Iowa Administrative Rules Review Committee…

Government cutbacks slice into economy’s growth

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy’s weaker-than-expected growth in the first three months of this year renewed concerns Friday that the nation’s fragile recovery…

Dolphin that swam into wetlands will be left to find its own way back to sea

Dolphin that swam into wetlands will be left to find its own way back to sea

By Michael Miller, Nicole Santa Cruz and Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A wayward dolphin that accidentally swam into the Bolsa Chica wetlands off the coast…

Federal fire officials brace for active wildfire season

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Some parts of the United States, particularly the West, could face an active wildfire season this year, federal officials have…

In Pakistan, things still unsettled one year after killing of bin Laden

By Rafia Zakaria- One year after the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, things are far from settled in that part of the world. The most…

Shuttle Enterprise lands after soaring over NYC skyline

By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Welcome home, space shuttle Enterprise. The NASA shuttle soared over the Statue of Liberty and the world’s most famous skyline…

Judge demands information about $200,000 in Zimmerman accounts

By Rene Stutzman, The Orlando Sentinel – SANFORD, Fla. — A judge in the George Zimmerman case said Friday that he wants more information about the $200,000 donors sent to…

Chris Dufresne: Four-team playoff better than nothing

By Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — I already miss the Bowl Championship Series like an old pair of shoes that might have stepped in something. Is…

Vikings make trades to select Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith and get more picks

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Perhaps one day, way up the road, Rick Spielman will reveal the true secrets of his first draft as Vikings general…

Bulls romp to close out regular season, face 76ers next

Bulls romp to close out regular season, face 76ers next

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The journey began with an improbable comeback victory — and one goal in mind — against the Lakers on Christmas Day in…

Brad Miller bids farewell to NBA in Twolves loss to Denver

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — On a night when too many of his teammates proved they didn’t give a whit, Minnesota Timberwolves center Brad Miller said…

Lions bulk up for future with highly touted Iowa tackle Riley Reiff

By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press – NEW YORK — The Lions’ aging, underappreciated offensive line got a face-lift in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday when Iowa’s…

First round of NFL draft is a rush to judgment

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — The NFL, a league that has long embraced its tradition, tried something new Thursday night. A no-huddle draft. The picks…

The newest Colt, Andrew Luck, takes Manhattan

By Daniel Brown, San Jose Mercury News – NEW YORK — Backstage at the Radio City Music Hall, in a hallway just outside the players’ green room, Andrew Luck squeezed…

Riley Reiff finds excitement a different kind of way on draft day

By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press – NEW YORK — Riley Reiff didn’t pay much attention to his draft-day fall. He spent a good portion of Thursday night in the…

More pressure for Packers’ Rodgers as Vikings and Bears pick pass rushers

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Rick Spielman appeared to be having a lot of fun this week. The Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins already…

Vikings satisfy their vision during Day 1 of NFL draft

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Perhaps one day, way up the road, Rick Spielman will reveal the secrets of his first draft as Vikings general manager.…

A Heat failure without a title? Wade says yes; LeBron says No

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – WASHINGTON — As they looked ahead to the start of the NBA playoffs, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade noted Thursday how they’ve come together…

MN Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of and Contact with Minors

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin man convicted of two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of abusive sexual contact was sentenced…

Nearly $1 million worth of bootleg movies and music seized in probe targeting counterfeiting ring

FRESNO, Calif. — Two Mexican nationals made their initial appearance in federal court Wednesday on charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security…

Upmeyer: Democrats want to spend more money than House Republicans are willing to spend

Upmeyer: Democrats want to spend more money than House Republicans are willing to spend

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer: April 17 was a significant day. It was the final day to file your taxes since April 15 fell on Sunday. It was designated Tax Freedom…

Gov. Branstad signs nine bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs nine bills into law

Gov. Branstad today signed the following legislation into law: House File 675: An Act concerning mechanics’ liens including the establishment of a state construction registry for residential construction property, and…

Watch for line painters and orange cones

Watch for line painters and orange cones

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Take caution on Mason City streets over the next 7-10 days. A Des Moines line painting company is in town painting the pavement…

NI protesters challenge regents, Ben Allen

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – Protesters opposed to budget cuts at the University of Northern Iowa challenged state regents and UNI President Ben Allen today to meet with them to…

7-Run 6th Inning Gives Iowa the Split with UNI

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa softball team erupted for seven runs in the sixth inning to propel the Hawkeyes to a 7-0 victory and to salvage a…

So long, Newt

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune – ——— Never one to eat his words, Newt Gingrich is nonetheless being fed replay after replay of…

Obama has opportunity to score big with young Latino voters

By Claudia Sandoval – Young Latino voters may hold the key to the White House door. They increased their support for Democrats at a larger rate than any other youth…

Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless is having a huge warehouse sale

Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless is having a huge warehouse sale

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Joey VanZomeren, Executive Director of the Northern Lights Homeless Shelters would like to invite all of you to a huge…

NIACC Track: Edmond, Burchett set region records

NIACC Track: Edmond, Burchett set region records

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Tanesha Edmond (So., St. Elizabeth, Jamaica) and Emily Burchett (Fr., Mayview, MO) both set region records, and the Trojan men swept the throwing titles at the…

Students should take care with their own social-media history

By Gracie Bonds Staples, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — He has a website, a blog, a YouTube channel and he’s on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. If you want to…

Capsule reviews of feature films

The Philadelphia Inquirer – ACT OF VALOR 1 1/2 stars. This action film’s claim to fame is that it stars active-duty Navy SEALs. The problem is that these stoic warriors…

‘The Five-Year Engagement’ is expected to reach box-office altar before rivals

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It may take half a decade for the couple in “The Five-Year Engagement” to make it to the altar, but…

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