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Down 4-0, Cardinals start feeding frenzy at the plate

Down 4-0, Cardinals start feeding frenzy at the plate

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — No matter how deflating last weekend’s series loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, no matter how bad the math regarding the…

UFC 151 is canceled after Jon Jones refuses to fight Chael Sonnen

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times – In a stare-down between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the light-heavyweight champion generally considered its most marketable star, the UFC blinked Thursday. Jon…

Benson shows he can still play as Packers win

Benson shows he can still play as Packers win

By Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – CINCINNATI — Yes, Cedric Benson had fresher legs than almost everyone else on the field, and he probably was insanely motivated to show…

Two women fatally electrocuted trying to help at crash scene

Two women fatally electrocuted trying to help at crash scene

By Sam Quinones and Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Irma Zamora’s husband urged her not to get out of the car as they approached the scene of a…

Brewers sweep out the Cubs

By Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — When he took the mound Wednesday, right-hander Yovani Gallardo was the last man standing from the Milwaukee Brewers’ original 2012 starting…

Clear Lake police make three arrests in connection with stolen truck; find loaded handgun

Clear Lake police make three arrests in connection with stolen truck; find loaded handgun

From Clear Lake Police Department – CLEAR LAKE – Yesterday, August 22, 2012 Clear Lake police officers responded to a local Clear Lake motel on an anonymous tip that two…

Iowa code shows hotel/motel tax surplus could have been spent elsewhere

Iowa code shows hotel/motel tax surplus could have been spent elsewhere

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – I’m back on the statue debacle.  I just can’t shake this.  It annoys me.  I feel cheated, and I feel like my fellow citizens as…

Ferentz: Hill, Lile to miss 2012 season

Ferentz: Hill, Lile to miss 2012 season

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced Tuesday that freshman running back Barkley Hill and freshman defensive back Ruben Lile have suffered injuries during…

Op-ed: Mayor is totally incompetent and supported by council (by Peter Children)

Today’s feature story on the front page of the Globe Gazette only fortifies what most people in this city already know. We have a dysfunctional mayor and an inept administration…

Iowa man gets 120 months for meth ring

DAVENPORT, IA – On August 15, 2012, James Earl Arnold, age 41, of Wever, Iowa, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, having previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and…

Joplin, MO Islamic Cneter Fire Remains Unsolved

JOPLIN, Mo. — The FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety’s Office of the State…

Trgeting Omaha Gun Crime

Omaha, Neb. – The Omaha Police Department (OPD) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently launched an ad campaign in Omaha to encourage the public to…

Strategies to Prevent Prison Rape by Changing the Correctional Culture

by Janine M. Zweig and John BlackmoreOctober 2008 Strategies to Prevent Prison Rape by Changing the Correctional Culture explores successful strategies and programs for addressing the problem of sexual violence…

MN Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 31-year-old Cottage Grove man was sentenced to 170 months in prison for distributing images and videos containing child pornography. Steven Michael Borgan, Jr., was…

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Man Wanted for Murder

Cleveland, OH – U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott announces that the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) has arrested fugitive Nathan Summerfield, age 27, this morning in Wadsworth,…

U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Three Violent Fugitives

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force hit the streets of Pensacola early today and arrested three Pensacola men wanted on numerous charges that include aggravated…

Bookmeyer’s gang may eat crow on their quest to shut down sanitation department

Bookmeyer’s gang may eat crow on their quest to shut down sanitation department

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Bookmeyer regime may be about to eat crow on their quest to shut down the city’s sanitation department. It shouldn’t be…

Broadband battle hits rural areas

Broadband battle hits rural areas

By Jim Spencer and Larry Oakes, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Cable companies weren’t interested when the federal government dangled millions of dollars to expand broadband Internet…

NFL team rankings for 2012 — from No. 1 to No. 32

By Greg Cote, The Miami Herald – Quarterbacks in the NFL always seem to lead the league in newsworthiness, and that’s true entering this season even more than usual. Not…

Building new channels for the data flood

By Kirk Ladendorf, Austin American-Statesman – AUSTIN, Texas — The enormous success of the smartphone market has put a rocket booster under Apple Inc.’s stock price. But it’s also stressing…

UFC: Jones wants first knockout rights over Henderson

By Carlos Arias, The Orange County Register – Dan Henderson has never been knocked out in a 37-fight career that dates to 1997. UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones wants to…

Movie guide: Capsule listing of current releases

Los Angeles Times – Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents…

Traffic flow for Mohawks-Lions football game: Use Illinois Ave entrance

Traffic flow for Mohawks-Lions football game: Use Illinois Ave entrance

MASON CITY – Highway 122 is under construction in front of the high school.  The new entrance/exit for the high school needs to be marked but this cannot be done…

Minnesota seeks vast improvement in Kill’s second season

By Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune – Jerry Kill made his reputation as a college football coach resuscitating dormant programs at Saginaw Valley State, Emporia State, Southern Illinois and Northern Illinois.…

Cubs’ hitting problems increasingly ‘glaring’

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – MILWAUKEE — Winning games is one thing, but simply making contact has become a difficult task for the beleaguered Cubs, who struck out 13…

Facial recognition: They know who you are

By Jim Spencer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – WASHINGTON — Imagine arriving at a hotel to be greeted by name, because a computer has analyzed your appearance as you approached the…

Johnson County massage therapist could be disciplined following client assault

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – An Johnson County-based massage therapist is scheduled next month to go before the Iowa Board of Massage Therapy for a disciplinary hearing after pleading guilty…

Despite furor, economy likely to trump women’s rights in election

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Women’s rights have soared into the political spotlight in these days before Republicans meet in Tampa, Fla., for their convention, and Democrats…

Mason City High School Continuing a Tradition of Academic Achievement

Mason City High School Continuing a Tradition of Academic Achievement

From the Mason City School District – As we complete registration for a new school year and make final preparations for a new one, it is a perfect time to…

Packers’ changes on defense need to show results

Packers’ changes on defense need to show results

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — The restoration project the Green Bay Packers began last winter on their 32nd-ranked defense has a drop-dead completion date…

Middle-class income, wealth fell in past 10 years, survey shows

By Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The vast majority of middle-class Americans say their financial well-being has been crimped in the past 10 years by sagging…

Public hearing scheduled for vacation of alley behind Harley Davidson

Public hearing scheduled for vacation of alley behind Harley Davidson

From Mason City, City Hall – Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, will meet and hold a public hearing on…

LL Cool J’s alleged burglar has lengthy arrest record, police say

By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The transient who tried to break into the Studio City home of LL Cool J early Wednesday morning has a…

Sales of existing homes improve as prices rise

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Sales of existing homes are strengthening and prices continue to rise, stoking confidence in the housing market’s recovery. That’s to…

Cubs’ manager more concerned with day to day than final record

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – MILWAUKEE — While the Chicago Cubs are on pace to lose 100 games for only the third time in franchise history, manager Dale Sveum…

Auto buyers are more satisfied with major automakers, list says

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Customer satisfaction with major automakers has returned to its highest point in the nearly 20 years of the widely tracked American Customer…

Eagles say Michael Vick will play in Sept. 9 opener

By Jeff McLane, The Philadelphia Inquirer – Changed quarterback or not, Michael Vick will be ready to play in the Eagles’ season opener on Sept. 9. Andy Reid confirmed Wednesday…

Op-ed: “Hotel” claims it did 1 million in revenues their first year. Do I believe them? Not really.

Op-ed by Peter Children – Forty thousand for statues, seventy thousand more to move Eric’s desk, pretty soon it adds up quick. Have you noticed there is always ready cash…

Stigma and confusion blur the debate over adults-only rating

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — In the late ‘80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America:…

Volleyball Magazine Ranks Cyclone Volleyball 10th

Volleyball Magazine Ranks Cyclone Volleyball 10th

AMES, Iowa – Volleyball Magazine has ranked the Iowa State Cyclones No. 10 in its preseason poll, released Tuesday. The Cyclones were also ranked 10th in the American Volleyball Coaches…

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