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Day: April 29, 2012


Heat and Knicks gets physical in a hurry

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Saturday was the first postseason game between the Heat and Knicks in 12 years, but it didn’t take long to rekindle the physical nature

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Drake Relays: Saturday’s results

Jeff Linder, CR Gazette – DES MOINES — Results for high school events at Saturday’s session of the Drake Relays: BOYS 3,200 relay — 1. Indianola (Schulze, Arndt, Gorsche, Krpan), 7:50.68; 2.

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Ash bore posing danger to lilac bushes

MASON CITY – The 279 lilac bushes planted along 19th Street SE are slowly being killed by the ash/lilac bore. So far, only 12 of the bushes have died. Neighborhood volunteer Chris

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The patient as customer

By Karen Garloch, McClatchy Newspapers – When buying a new car or TV, most consumers shop around and compare prices. But when it comes to medical care, cost is often an afterthought.

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Fix Social Security, now

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times: ——— The Social Security trustees projected this week that funding for retirement benefits will run short in 2033, three

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Capitol Digest, 4-27-2012

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – A roundup of legislative and Capitol items of interest for Friday, April 27, 2012: FRIEND OF THE COURT: Gov. Terry Branstad has filed an amicus brief in

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Baseball rankings

By Larry Stone, The Seattle Times – Larry Stone’s MLB power rankings Last week’s rankings in parentheses Team 1       Rangers (1)     Every conscientious manager feels need to warn young players of Ranger

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What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – THE AVENGERS (PG-13): This is the one you’ve been waiting for — and the one that carries the future of Marvel Films with it. Iron Man (Robert

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