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Griffin steals show, leads Redskins past Vikings

Griffin steals show, leads Redskins past Vikings

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – LANDOVER, Md. — Twenty minutes after Sunday’s magic show ended, a jubilant crowd bounced out of FedEx Field, still feeling compelled to praise the…

Seahawks stun Pats with late TD

Seahawks stun Pats with late TD

By Danny O’Neil, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — There was no uncertainty about this fourth-quarter comeback. No question about the officiating nor any doubts about the validity of the victory.…

Bullpen carries Cards to Game 1 victory

Bullpen carries Cards to Game 1 victory

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – SAN FRANCISCO — When neither starter could contain the opposing lineup, Game 1 of the National League championship series became a measure of the…

WNBA Finals opener is all Fever as Lynx falter late

WNBA Finals opener is all Fever as Lynx falter late

By Roman Augustoviz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Indiana was on the road and guard Katie Douglas, one of its top scorers was back home, rehabilitating her sprained left ankle.…

Smith, defense can’t get to Manning

By Cam Inman, San Jose Mercury News – SAN FRANCISCO—Justin Smith didn’t get called once for defensive holding Sunday, and just like his fellow 49ers defenders, he also didn’t get to…

Pakistani police arrest 3 in attack on girl

By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD — As pressure mounted on Pakistani police to track down militants behind last week’s assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai, authorities…

Ravens hold on for 31-29 win over Cowboys

Ravens hold on for 31-29 win over Cowboys

By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens’ NFL-best home winning streak survived the Dallas Cowboys, but just barely. All it took was Dan Bailey sending the…

Dolphins hold on to defeat St. Louis Rams

Dolphins hold on to defeat St. Louis Rams

By Adam H. Beasley, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Bad teams tend to lose games they should win. Good teams do the opposite. On Sunday, the Dolphins won a game…

QB switch doesn’t change Chiefs’ fortunes in loss to Tampa Bay

QB switch doesn’t change Chiefs’ fortunes in loss to Tampa Bay

By Adam Teicher, The Kansas City Star – TAMPA, Fla. — Perhaps it’s the curse of being drafted by the Cleveland Browns and eventually continuing his career with the Chiefs. But…

Lions defeat Eagles, 26-23, in overtime

Lions defeat Eagles, 26-23, in overtime

By Zach Berman, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — For the second consecutive week, the Philadelphia Eagles watched a field goal sail through the uprights to seal their fate. Yet the…

Arlen Specter, Senate maverick, dies at 82

Arlen Specter, Senate maverick, dies at 82

By Tim Infield and Maria Panaritis, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Arlen Specter, 82, the longest-serving United States senator in Pennsylvania history, a driven, often contentious figure who placed himself…

Falcons beat lowly Raiders 23-20 on Bryant field goal

By D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — Matt Bryant booted a 55-yard field goal with one second left to lift the Falcons to a 23-20 victory over the…

Newman marathon got off to a soggy yet enthusiastic start

Newman marathon got off to a soggy yet enthusiastic start

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Annual Newman Catholic sponsored “On the Road for Education” marathon started early Sunday morning. Starting at Music Man Square,…

Guantanamo hearings reopen Monday

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – FORT MEADE, Md. — Pretrial hearings for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other alleged top al-Qaida operatives reopen Monday morning with a military…

Authorities respond to house fire Saturday evening in Mason City

Authorities respond to house fire Saturday evening in Mason City

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – A house fire at 1645 8th Street SW was reported to the Mason City Fire Department early Saturday evening. The…

Cardinals’ Wainwright to get one start

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – SAN FRANCISCO — After their manager used the same lineup for each game of the division series, the Cardinals will employ the same roster…

Maggie Groff benefit Oct. 27 at Candy Bar

MASON CITY – Friends and family of Maggie Groff of Mason City will host a benefit fundraiser for her from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the…

Penn State in settlement talks with 20 Sandusky accusers

By Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania State University has entered into preliminary settlement talks with at least 20 men accusing Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse, the…

Mason City School Board to meet Tuesday

Mason City School Board to meet Tuesday

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board will meet Tuesday at 5:30 PM at the Administration Building for its regular monthly meeting. Randy Meyer, Supervisor…

Layaway not perfect, but an increasingly good option

By Kavita Kumar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The resurgence of layaway in recent years — with holiday layaway programs already up and running this year —…

Super-rich stay put in high-tax states

By Mike Rosenberg, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Some of us might love to hate ’em, but states with a high proportion of millionaires need them…

Voting shouldn’t be made a difficult process

By Darryl Lorenzo Wellington – The Republican scheme to limit voting on Election Day is shameful. In less than a month, Americans will go to the polls to perform the quintessential…

Dave on Demand: The television week in review

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – So “Made in Jersey” starring Janet Montgomery was the first series to get canceled. I suppose I should have seen that coming. If there’s…

The Taliban’s dark vision

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times  – It’s appalling enough that 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who publicly championed the cause of education for girls in Pakistan, was shot…

Attacks in Libya become unexpected weak spot for Obama campaign

By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The lethal attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya last month has created an unexpected casualty: White…

Federal plan designed to create large solar energy plants

By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The Obama administration has formally adopted a plan to help create large-scale solar energy plants, offering incentives for solar developers to cluster…

American Airlines to reduce flights into mid-November

By Linda Loyd, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — American Airlines said Thursday it will reduce its flight schedule by 1 percent through the first half of November because of continuing…

Romney donors gather for retreat as candidate preps for next debate

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – While all eyes will be on the second presidential debate in Long Island, N.Y., this week, Mitt Romney will have one very important…

Klinksiek: Vote for me to “get some new blood in the system”

Klinksiek: Vote for me to “get some new blood in the system”

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – “It can’t get any worse.” That’s what Cerro Gordo County Supervisor candidate Kyle Klinksiek said this week in an interview regarding the performance…

On The Money: Calculating a manageable mortgage

By Chuck Myers McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) Although mortgage rates continue to reach new record lows, the search for a home mortgage to fit the family budget can still prove…

NLCS Preview: St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants

By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times – Game 1: Sunday, 8 p.m. St. Louis (RHP Lance Lynn, 18-7, 3.78) at San Francisco (LHP Madison Bumgarner, 16-11, 3.37) Game 2: Monday, 8…

Cards-Giants series stirs up memories of 1987

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – SAN FRANCISCO — Exactly 25 years ago on Oct. 14, the seventh game was played in a contentious National League championship series between the…

Tigers take 4-0 lead, blow it, then win in 12 innings for dramatic finish over Yankees

Tigers take 4-0 lead, blow it, then win in 12 innings for dramatic finish over Yankees

By John Lowe, Detroit Free Press – NEW YORK — In Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night, Delmon Young doubled home Miguel Cabrera to break a…

T-shirt Quilting Workshop Coming to MCPL

T-shirt Quilting Workshop Coming to MCPL

MASON CITY – Jan Ebert, of Quilting Adventures in Rockford, will offer a FREE T-shirt Quilting Workshop at the Mason City Public Library on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  It will…

Ex-etiquette: Let ex’s girlfriend be involved in son’s life

By Jann Blackstone – Q: I have recently started dating a man who has two children. Things are getting serious and there’s potential for a future together, which makes me…

Obama to be in Iowa on Oct. 17

Obama to be in Iowa on Oct. 17

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – The Obama for America “campus takeover” get-out-the-vote effort at Cornell College will get a boost when the president makes a visit to the Mount…

MacNider Museum to be Closed in Preparation for Fundraiser: Artoberfest!

MacNider Museum to be Closed in Preparation for Fundraiser: Artoberfest!

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum will be closed for the day on Saturday, October 20, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in order to prepare for…

Digital thrift stores take bargain-hunting online

By Peter Delevett, San Jose Mercury News – Hate that old blouse? Fear not: A slew of new startups are running virtual marketplaces where folks can sell or buy secondhand treasures.…

Fighters are the ultimate weight-watchers

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Five years ago, flyweight boxing champ Nonito Donaire felt as if his body had shrunk as he dieted to make the…

Algona, Decorah, Osage, Spirit Lake amonng new communities chosen as Blue Zones demonstration sites

DES MOINES, Iowa and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 9, 2012 – Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) announced today that nine additional communities have been named…

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