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Today’s Cartoons: November 1st, 2012

Today’s Cartoons: November 1st, 2012

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

Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder interview: November 1st, 2012

Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder interview: November 1st, 2012

COACH BLUDER:  We wanted to challenge ourselves with a good Division II school.  Quincy did have a good team last year, but they lost a lot of players.  We’re looking…

Romney Campaign Response To Vice President Biden’s Appearance in Iowa Thursday

From the Romney-Ryan campaign: Please see the Romney campaign’s response to the Vice President’s angry character attacks against Governor Romney in Muscatine, Iowa: “Today, Vice President Biden continued the Obama…

UI Field Hockey: Cafone’s OT Goal Lifts No. 11 Hawkeyes

UI Field Hockey: Cafone’s OT Goal Lifts No. 11 Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Freshman Natalie Cafone’s game-winning goal in the 80th minute lifted the 11th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team to a 2-1 overtime victory over No. 22…

Governor Branstad Celebrates another Economic Development Win for Iowa

$1.7 billion project now the single largest capital investment in Iowa history – (SIOUX CITY) – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board held a special, telephonic meeting to take…

President Clinton to NIACC audience: “The scariest costume I’ll see is Steve King dressing up like Steve King”

President Clinton to NIACC audience: “The scariest costume I’ll see is Steve King dressing up like Steve King”

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Former President Bill Clinton made a stop in Mason City on Wednesday in support of Barack Obama and other Democrats…

Former employer says accused bank robber, shooter was poor worker

Former employer says accused bank robber, shooter was poor worker

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – Jeremiah Mumford, who’s charged with shooting two officers after an attempted bank robbery in Maynard on Tuesday, was a “flop” as a worker, but his…

Fran McCaffery interview: October 31, 2012

Fran McCaffery interview: October 31, 2012

Q.  How do you see your starting five shaping up for Sunday?  How content would you be with that being your group for the foreseeable future? COACH McCAFFERY:  I would…

Iowa City police look for suspect in late-night armed robberies

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – Iowa City police are looking for a man who they believe robbed two people at gunpoint late Tuesday in Black’s Gaslight Village. Officers were called…

Know your limits as mobile data plans shift

By Mark Davis, The Kansas City Star – Working up a holiday shopping list? New cellphone, iPad Mini, Netflix subscription — check, check, check. Now don’t forget the wireless plan that…

Tech Q&A: Don’t let ads take over your Web browser

By Steve Alexander, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: My Internet Explorer browser recently started opening a new window for advertisements from “servads.com.” I have enabled the pop-up advertising blocker, but it…

‘Flight’ lets Denzel Washington soar

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Whip Whitaker had an epic layover in Orlando — an all-nighter with a sexy stewardess and much imbibing. A little sniff-sniff bump to get…

Helpware: Software that goes bump in the night

By Noah Matthews, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Sometimes I think software developers stay up nights dreaming of ways to flummox the trusting masses. Free software programs have their share of bugs,…

‘Details’ gives Maguire a comically bug-eyed break from ‘Spider-Man’

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – In “The Details,” the Devil isn’t in the you-know-whats. It’s in Tobey Maguire’s eyes. He’s got the crazy eyes of the deranged, the bug-eyes…

Employers get control by turning to lockouts

Jim Spencer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – WASHINGTON – In his first 30 years as a labor lawyer, Harold Weinrich rarely advised corporate clients to lock unionized workers out of their jobs.…

Big Ten Wrestling Opens 2012-13 Campaign This Week

PARK RIDGE, Ill. – Big Ten wrestling begins the 2012-13 season this week, as Indiana and Michigan open on Thursday, and five conference squads hit the mat this weekend. The Hoosiers host Manchester, while the Wolverines…

Coaches arrested over gambling on peewee football in Fla.

By Julie K. Brown and Manny Navarro, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Like any other bookmaking joint, the storefront had backroom wagering windows, published point spreads and catered to gamblers…

Heat big favorites, but rest of East has different flavor

By Steve Popper, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – The new order Miami may still be at the top but the pack chasing directly behind the Heat may take a drastic turn…

Imprisoned gang leader led network of coercion

David Chanen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Being sent to prison for life without parole did little to slow the criminal enterprises of Lamonte Martin, a 17-year-old gang leader convicted of executing…

Minneapolis Man Sentenced for Robbing TCF Bank

MINNEAPOLIS—In federal court in St. Paul, a 49-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced for robbing the TCF National Bank branch located at 1444 West Lake Street in Minneapolis on March 28,…

Vikings’ offense burdened by three-and-out syndrome

Vikings’ offense burdened by three-and-out syndrome

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Late in the first quarter last Thursday, a miffed Vikings fan paced in front of the Mall of America Field press box,…

Timberwolves’ Love says he didn’t punch anything

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love addressed media members and conspiracy theorists alike on Wednesday for the first time since he broke two…

Brad Pitt contributes to gay marriage efforts

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Gay marriage advocates fighting tightly contested ballot initiatives in four states are getting a lift from actor Brad Pitt, who is donating…

Texas pastor’s killer was mentally ill, wife says

By Deanna Boyd and Bill Miller, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – FOREST HILL, Texas — As a candlelight vigil came to an end Tuesday night at Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church and…

Absentee Iowans could have the whole world waiting for final tally

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – The contest for president comes down to a handful of swing states, then down to hotly contested Iowa, then down to a handful of tight…

A Romney-Biden White House? It could happen

By John Klotsche, Los Angeles Times – “Congress to pick the president.” — headline, Nov. 7, 2012. Sound ridiculous? Daft? Not at all. The magic number is 270 — electoral college…

Border Patrol Agents Seize $2M Worth of Marijuana

Laredo, TX – On Oct. 26, Laredo West Station agents assigned to their daily operations seized a significant amount of marijuana and arrested one subject. Laredo West Station agents discovered…

Web Winners: Make sure you know your benefits

By Reid Kanaley, The Philadelphia Inquirer – Benefits — from your employer, your health insurer, the government or other sources — are sometimes hard to keep track of. But knowing what…

Grassley, Thune: Administration’s Battery Program Cost $158,556 Per Job Created

Grassley, Thune: Administration’s Battery Program Cost $158,556 Per Job Created

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s advanced battery manufacturing program through the federal stimulus package cost $158,556 per job created, and many of those jobs likely were temporary, according to an…

Drug Smugglers Attempting to Cross Jeep Over Border Fence Hit Snag

Drug Smugglers Attempting to Cross Jeep Over Border Fence Hit Snag

Yuma, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled a smuggling attempt today when suspects attempting to drive a vehicle over the border fence fell prey to their own devices. Just…