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U.S. women’s basketball team routs Brazil

U.S. women’s basketball team routs Brazil

By John Altavilla, The Hartford Courant – WASHINGTON — The depth of USA women’s basketball is its greatest weapon. Any five from the dozen are talented enough to win gold.…

Editorial: School Board, don’t ask for more

Editorial: School Board, don’t ask for more

by Matt Marquardt, read to Mason City School Board on July 16, 2012 – I have some prepared remarks regarding agenda items 2, 3 and 11.  Item 2 is the…

U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team unimpressive in defeating Brazil

U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team unimpressive in defeating Brazil

By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun – WASHINGTON — There has been much discussion in recent days about how this year’s U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team stacks up against its…

Op-ed: Mason City has always had one troubled bar (by One-Eyed)

In regards to Alley Katz: I’ve only ever been to Alley Katz on one occasion, I think it was shortly after they first opened. There were some local guys on…

Osage police bust drunk driver who flipped car on Main Street

The Osage Police Department is reporting that on July 14th, 2012 at approximately 5:35pm the Osage Police Department responded to a single vehicle accident in the 1100 block of Main…

Iowa child molester Dicks dies in prison

Robert Glenn Dicks, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, died Monday, July 16, 2012 in the prison hospice program. Dicks died of natural causes due to…

Freeh report shows how Sandusky retirement provisions played role in crimes

By Mike Dawson, McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky was too involved in The Second Mile charity to succeed Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno. That’s…

`Witness 9’ says Zimmerman molested her for years

By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — A woman told authorities that when she was a little girl, murder suspect George Zimmerman sexually molested…

North Korean military official relieved of all posts

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — North Korea’s top military official was relieved of his posts, state media reported Monday, a surprise move that eliminates a key…

Shoplifter caught at Wal-Mart Friday

Shoplifter caught at Wal-Mart Friday

MASON CITY – Mason City police and Cerro Gordo Coutny sheriff’s deputies were called to Wal-Mart, 4151 4th Street SW in Mason City, on Friday at 7:00 PM for a…

Mod races find Levi’s in victory lane Sunday at the I-35 Speedway

Mod races find Levi’s in victory lane Sunday at the I-35 Speedway

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – Rookie Levi Chipp took first place in sport mod action and veteran Levi Nielsen took first in modifieds Sunday night at the North Iowa…

How much trash does it take to power a city?

How much trash does it take to power a city?

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – Keep this number in mind: 30 megawatts. That’s roughly the peak electrical demand for a city the size of Marion — population 34,768 by the…

Parents killing their children is a relatively common crime

By Larry Oakes, Star Tribune – MINNEAPOLIS — How could any parent kill his own children? That’s been a typical reaction to the news that Aaron Schaffhausen was accused of…

Bankruptcy choices highlight fiscal pain of cities nationwide

By Ken Bensinger, Kim Christensen and Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The decision by three California cities to seek bankruptcy protection in the space of two…

Christie is a hit with many governors at conference

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — Republican governors who gathered for an annual meeting in Williamsburg, Va., over the weekend said New Jersey Gov. Chris…

Nevada isn’t a sure bet for Obama

By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times – RENO, Nev. — Women are bowling in the middle of a downtown street. Men are climbing the sides of a high-rise hotel. As…

Bomb hits convoy of Afghan officials

By Laura King and Aimal Yaqubi, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan—A convoy carrying several senior Afghan officials, including a Cabinet minister and a governor, was hit by a bomb…

Search called off for two missing Evansdale, Iowa girls

Search called off for two missing Evansdale, Iowa girls

EVANSDALE, IOWA –The search for two missing Evansdale, Iowa girls is suspended at this time until further notice, a Facebook event page dedicated to helping find the girls has reported.…

Op-ed: It’s Monday again (by Peter Children)

It’s Monday again, how quickly it seems to come around. I for one enjoy Monday for several reasons, the first being it is the first of the week and business…

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ brings Batman saga to a stunning end

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ brings Batman saga to a stunning end

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Three is the hardest number. Francis Coppola tripped on it (“The Godfather Part III”). So did George Lucas (“Return of the Jedi”)…

Linda Gray is happy to be at Southfork again on ‘Dallas’

By Luaine Lee, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Linda Gray may be at home in “Dallas,” but at heart she’s a vagabond. After the original hit series…

Op-ed: Last word not heard on health care

By Jennifer A. Marshall, The Heritage Foundation – The Supreme Court decision letting the national health care law stand isn’t the last word on “Obamacare.” Not in federal courts, not…

Latinos must wield our influence with care

MCT FORUM – By Juleyka Lantigua-Williams – Ever since the latest census confirmed that Latinos are the largest ethnic group in the country, I’ve been thinking about Spiderman’s motto: “With…

Ask the Experts: What do living trusts cover and cost?

By Claudia Buck, McClatchy Newspapers – Getting a living trust is on many people’s “must-do” lists. But what a living trust covers and how much it costs can be unknowns.…

Susan Tompor: Tempted by record low mortgage rates? Do your homework first

By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press – Mortgage rates aren’t driving new house payments quite as low as a luxury car lease, but boy, it’s getting close in some neighborhoods.…

Garza’s sharp as Cubs win 12th in past 16 games

Garza’s sharp as Cubs win 12th in past 16 games

By Dave Van Dyck, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The better Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster pitch, the more value they have for the future of the Cubs in a…

Twins fall to Athletics

Twins fall to Athletics

By La Velle E. Neal IIII, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins envisioned coming out of the All-Star break with a big push toward that elusive .500 mark.…

Johnson defeats Matteson in playoff to win John Deere Classic

By Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – SILVIS, Ill. — As consolation story lines go, this one wasn’t bad. Zach Johnson, a native Iowan and a member of the John…

England’s Chapman wins U.S. Senior Open by two strokes

England’s Chapman wins U.S. Senior Open by two strokes

By Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press – LAKE ORION, Mich. — Roger Chapman said he plans to buy a house in Michigan very soon. Why bother? He already owns the…

Timberwolves make $45.5-million offer to Batum; waiting for Trail Blazers’ response

Timberwolves make $45.5-million offer to Batum; waiting for Trail Blazers’ response

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves on Sunday finally, officially extended that supersized $45.5 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Nicolas Batum. Portland now…

Serena Williams finishes world travels with Bank of the West Classic title

Serena Williams finishes world travels with Bank of the West Classic title

By Carl Steward, San Jose Mercury News – STANFORD, Calif. — In the end, the exhausting 5,300-mile trip from London to Palo Alto proved to be well worth the extra…

Sheets music sounds good as Braves win seventh straight game

Sheets music sounds good as Braves win seventh straight game

By Carroll Rogers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — From his backyard in Monroe, La. to pitching in a third-deck setting, as Ben Sheets described Turner Field, the former four-time…

Bears poised for big production from receivers this season

By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — No longer will wide receiver be an afterthought in the Bears’ offense. There’s really no other way to summarize the lack of…

Mike Berardino: Ray Allen becomes latest athlete to choose rings over money

By Mike Berardino, Sun Sentinel – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As far as we know, the Miami Heat never tried to use Ozzie Guillen to recruit Ray Allen. It was…

Jason Kidd charged with DWI in Southampton crash

Jennifer Barrios, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. – Newly signed New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated early Sunday after his sport utility vehicle…

Jennifer Lopez says she’s leaving ‘American Idol’

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — She just couldn’t let Steven Tyler have all the headlines: Jennifer Lopez announced Friday that she, too, won’t be returning…

Darling Dog Show Held at North Iowa Events Center

Darling Dog Show Held at North Iowa Events Center

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The North Iowa Fair hosted a Darling Dog Show at the North Iowa Events Center Friday evening at 6:00 PM…

Two Indicted for Alleged Efforts to Supply Iran with U.S.-Materials for Gas Centrifuges to Enrich Uranium

WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia has returned a superseding indictment charging Parviz Khaki, a citizen of Iran, and Zongcheng Yi, a resident of China,…

Child Porn Maker Pleads Guilty and Agrees to 40-Year Sentence and Lifetime Supervision

DENVER—Jeffrey Allan Mueller, age 39, of Douglas County, Colorado, pled guilty earlier this week before U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez to five counts of production of child pornography…

Members of 4th Street Bloods Gang Handed Federal Sentences

HOUSTON—Following their pleas of guilty earlier this year, four members of the 4th Street Bloods criminal street gang have been sentenced to federal prison, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced…

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