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“Think Pink Night” set for Wednesday to raise funds for breast health

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) volleyball team will host its Fifth Annual “Pink Themed” Night on Wednesday October 24, 2012. The Trojans will host DMACC…

Miami Marlins fire Ozzie Guillen

By Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post – The Miami Marlins announced the firing of manager Ozzie Guillen on Tuesday. “After careful consideration following the disappointment of the 2012 season, we decided…

List of DVD movie release dates for Oct. 23 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change: ——— OCTOBER 23: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter — Fox 23: Seeking a Friend for…

Today’s Cartoons: October 23rd, 2012

Today’s Cartoons: October 23rd, 2012

Political cartoons for readers to enjoy and discuss.  Click each cartoon to view larger.…

Open enrollment offers chance to improve health coverage

By Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee – Like a sore tooth, choosing your health care plan can be a real pain. Confusing choices, funny-sounding acronyms and rising premiums are mind-numbing. But…

Windows 8 sends Microsoft down a new path

By Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News – A new version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, dubbed Windows 8, hits store shelves this week — but it’s no ordinary update. The…

Web scammers home in on job-seeking college students

By Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee – Sitting at her laptop hunting for a part-time job, University of California-Davis student Isra Sebiaa spotted an “office help” ad that sounded incredibly appealing.…

Did debate end deadlock? Too early to say

By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – BOCA RATON, Fla. — After a consequential series of debates in their deadlocked contest, President Obama and Mitt Romney will now go at it,…

Alleged architect of attack on USS Cole boycotts court session

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald – GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — A tropical storm took aim at this remote base in southeast Cuba Tuesday as the war court judge…

Obama, Romney head back to battleground states

Obama, Romney head back to battleground states

By David Lightman and Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers – DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigned in must-win battleground states Tuesday as they entered…

Third Tibetan self-immolation in recent days reported

By Bill Smith – BEIJING — A middle-aged Tibetan man died after he set fire to himself in northwestern China’s Gansu province on Tuesday, the third such protest in the…

Jordan’s king orders protesters’ release, counters reform calls

By Taylor Luck – AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s King Abdullah II ordered on Tuesday the release of 20 jailed pro-democracy activists, as he responded publicly for the first time to…

Autopsy reports provide details on Wis. salon shooting

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — One victim in Sunday’s shooting spree at a suburban Milwaukee spa died of multiple gunshot wounds, a second died of a wound to…

Defense lawyer calls mob tapes `just a bunch of geriatric gangsters’ talking

By George Anastasia, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — It was a trip down underworld memory lane, a nostalgic look back by a couple of 70-something wiseguys talking about custom-made…

State patrol removes alleged “drugged driver” from roadway

State patrol removes alleged “drugged driver” from roadway

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was stopped and arrested early Tuesday for suspicion of operating while intoxicated. Sadie Emma Book, 21, of Mason City, was stopped by Iowa…

Supervisors to consider allowing golf carts on some county roads

Supervisors to consider allowing golf carts on some county roads

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met for their regular meeting on Tuesday morning and are considering a new ordinance that would allow golf carts on county roads, with…

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to be in Mason City Wednesday

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to be in Mason City Wednesday

MASON CITY – According to the Cerro Gordo County Republican Party, on Wednesday, Oct 24, the public is invited to meet Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell in Mason City. The event…

Analysis: Obama plays critic; Romney tries being presidential

By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — How they debated reflected where they stand in the closing days of the 2012 presidential campaign. President Barack Obama wanted to shake…

Analysis: Final debate delivers verbal punches, but no outright knockout

Analysis: Final debate delivers verbal punches, but no outright knockout

By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — The issue was teed up for Mitt Romney from the get-go at Monday night’s foreign-policy debate: What happened when four foreign-service…

Detroit, not foreign policy, is key dispute

By Paul Richter and Jim Puzzanghera, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In a presidential debate that was supposed to focus on foreign policy, the most contentious dispute over who…

Soy Energy’s statement on temporary plant shutdown

Soy Energy statement: Current volatile market conditions and continued production challenges have taken a toll on Soy Energy, LLC and its employees.  In order to ensure the long-term health of…

Woman facing theft charges skips court, now in jail

Woman facing theft charges skips court, now in jail

MASON CITY -A Mason City woman who was arrested on third degree theft charges in September failed to appear for her arraignment and now is in jail. Almyra Elizabeth Sharp,…

Four arrested after armed robbery in Iowa City

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – Police have released the names of the teenagers accused in a Sunday night armed robbery in Iowa City during which a 17-year-old allegedly pointed a…

Convicted thief in jail on probation violation after most recent theft charge

Convicted thief in jail on probation violation after most recent theft charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman previously convicted of theft is back in jail on a probation violation. According to records, Jasmine Tilton Lane, 19, violated her probation earlier…

HSI-led probe dismantles gang-run drug ring and nets record gun seizure

SAN DIEGO – Federal and local law enforcement officials Tuesday announced the results of a long-term probe that dismantled a drug and gun trafficking ring involving members of 13 different…

CW gives ‘Arrow’ full-season order

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The CW announced Monday that it has given “Arrow” a full-season order. The superhero drama based on DC Comics’ “Green…

Iowa DCI Investigation clears sheriff’s deputy who shot man dead

Iowa DCI Investigation clears sheriff’s deputy who shot man dead

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has provided the Van Buren County Attorney’s Office with evidence and information collected regarding the October 16, 2012 incident between Robert Michael Dooley and…

Wildcats down to last stand in Legends

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – Last week, with the 2:30 p.m. time slot, the Northwestern Wildcats negotiated with their coach to get a nap built into their pregame schedule. This…

Florida drops charges against white-supremacist couple in terrorism case

By Henry Pierson Curtis, Orlando Sentinel – KISSIMMEE, Fla. — All charges have been dropped against a married couple from Brevard County, Fla., in the American Front domestic terrorism case,…

Diversity Appreciation Team Announces Awards

Diversity Appreciation Team Announces Awards

MASON CITY – Embracing Diversity awards were presented during the September 21st Lunch by Central Park event by the North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team. The purpose of the awards is…

Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim Gains Membership to Prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim Gains Membership to Prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

AMES, Iowa –Junior Melvin Ejim returns for his third season as a member of the Iowa State men’s basketball team as one of its top contributors. A native of Toronto,…

Harkin: New Report Proves Shared Responsibility Needed to Address Growing Student Debt Crisis

Harkin: New Report Proves Shared Responsibility Needed to Address Growing Student Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) issued the following statement on a new report issued by the Project on Student Debt at The Institute for College Access & Success…

Smartphone Users Should be Aware of Malware Targeting Mobile Devices

From the FBI – The IC3 has been made aware of various malware attacking Android operating systems for mobile devices. Some of the latest known versions of this type of…

At least 3 dead in Myanmar clashes between Buddhists, Muslims

By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – YANGON, Myanmar — At least three people were killed and hundreds of houses burned in a fresh wave of violence pitting Buddhists against Muslims…

Teen on trial in Craigslist killings ‘never had a break in his life’

By Phil Trexler, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — He was conceived only so his mother, at least for the nine-month pregnancy, would abstain from smoking crack cocaine. But…

Biden describes Romney as ‘Etch-A-Sketchy’

Biden describes Romney as ‘Etch-A-Sketchy’

By Stephanie Warsmith, Akron Beacon Journal – CANTON, Ohio — Vice President Joe Biden told an amped-up Canton crowd Monday that Mitt Romney is so vague with his plans he’s…

Tony Scott not suffering from cancer at time of suicide, official says

By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Director Tony Scott was not suffering from cancer and did not have any serious underlying medical conditions…

Border Patrol Agents Seize Approximately $229,000 in Unreported Cash, Suspect Arrested

Nogales, Ariz. — A 52-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to smuggle $229,838 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Dennis DeConcini Port. Officers conducting…

Political groups demand legislators end taxpayer-funded ALEC memberships

Telephone town hall reaching 30,000 homes on Tuesday night will educate Iowans about ALEC DES MOINES — Citizens for a Healthy Iowa and Progress Iowa today launched www.SayNoToALEC.com, a petition…