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11 hurt by bomb explosion in Damascus

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — A bomb exploded Sunday near the offices of a trade union in central Damascus, Syria, injuring 11 people, state media…

Colts’ historic Luck too much for Dolphins

Colts’ historic Luck too much for Dolphins

By Adam H. Beasley, The Miami Herald – INDIANAPOLIS — First thing’s first: Andrew Luck is a bona fide star. Not two years from now. Today. Luck on Sunday was…

River City Dames of Anarchy Women’s Roller Derby Coach is National Champion

River City Dames of Anarchy Women’s Roller Derby Coach is National Champion

MASON CITY – River City Dames of Anarchy Women’s Roller Derby Coach Kip Ireland is a National Champion. In October, Ireland, Mason City’s roller derby coach who also plays for…

Charles City man sentenced to prison for sexual abuse

Charles City man sentenced to prison for sexual abuse

MASON CITY – As of Wednesday of last week, Cornovis Abrams Teasley, age 34, has been transported to the Iowa Medical & Classification Center at Oakdale State Prison in Coralville,…

“Stop the King of Cruelty” rally held Saturday in Mason City

“Stop the King of Cruelty” rally held Saturday in Mason City

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Matt Dominguez, a volunteer and spokesperson from Maryland was in Mason City Saturday hosting a rally called “Stop the King…

Up-and-down day for Iowa’s defense

Up-and-down day for Iowa’s defense

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – BLOOMINGTON, Ind., — Christian Kirksey is a junior and he’s been through more than his share of these. The Iowa linebacker could’ve treated Saturday’s postgame…

Indiana rallies past Iowa, 24-21

Pete DiPrimio, The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – BLOOMINGTON – Quarterback Cam Coffman paced Indiana to a 24-21 comeback victory over Iowa Saturday night. The Hoosiers improved to 4-5 overall,…

Indiana 24; Iowa 21 — Vacuuming up the mess

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In the end, the place just oozed with imagery that not only told the story but screamed it. The first down that…

Down 14 points in fourth quarter, Notre Dame rallies past Pittsburgh in 3 overtimes

By Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune – SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Everett Golson dove underneath the pile, and the pile swallowed him whole. Even as noise then rolled through the place like…

Ray Allen’s late three-pointer lifts Heat past Nuggets

Ray Allen’s late three-pointer lifts Heat past Nuggets

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — For most of the night, the third option practically turned into the only option. This time, Chris Bosh was second to none. This…

Bulls flat in 89-82 setback to Hornets

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—Tom Thibodeau’s relentless quest for the Chicago Bulls to be a 48-minute team disappeared in the first 84 seconds Saturday night against the New Orleans…

Romney tells Dubuque rally he will deliver ‘real change’

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – DUBUQUE — Three days before Election Day and a few hours before President Barack Obama was due to arrive at the same airport where…

Kansas State defeats Oklahoma State, but Collin Klein is injured

By Kellis Robinett, The Wichita Eagle – MANHATTAN, Kan. — The excitement that usually follows victory was subdued by the unknown status of Collin Klein on Saturday night. Though No. 3…

Warriors hold off Clippers’ rally with 114-110 win

By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—A letdown by the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night seemed to be inevitable against the Golden State Warriors, in the second game…

Visual effects supremacy a big part of what Lucasfilm brings to Disney

By Richard Verrier and Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – Walt Disney Co.’s $4.05 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm was driven by the desire to tap into the “Star Wars” juggernaut.…

Five questions with … Andrew Lincoln of ‘The Walking Dead’

By David Martindale, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – FORT WORTH, Texas — For Andrew Lincoln, “The Walking Dead” represents the best of both worlds. As Rick Grimes, leader of a group…

Ask the Experts: Investments that cushion inflation’s impact

By Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee – Worried about how to protect your investments against inflation? That topic is addressed this week by investment adviser Tony Bell of Bell & Co.…

Mason City High School to Present: Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

Mason City High School to Present:  Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

MASON CITY – Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, will come to life onstage in November.  Mason City High School will present Christopher Sergel’s dramatization on…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald – SKYFALL (PG-13): The 007 series takes a huge leap in quality under the director of Sam Mendes (“American Beauty,” “The Road to Perdition”),…

Youtoo aims to put viewers in touch with their TVs

By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times – Teri Osborn vividly remembers the first time she appeared on television. “I was freaking out,” Osborn said. “I was calling my husband into…

Military plays key role in storm relief efforts

By Edward Colimore, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Eugeneia Aikens grew up in Atlantic City, N.J., but had never seen the town looking as…

Animators zip about in video game realms

By Rebecca Keegan and Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It was when he cast Bowser, the fire-breathing turtle from Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. games, that Rich Moore…

Early dementia diagnosis poses issues for patients, caregivers

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Getting an early diagnosis of dementia could lead to finding ways to cope — and it could mean feeling bereft at…

DVR usage becomes a mixed blessing for TV industry

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — One of the most popular new shows of the fall television season is NBC’s “Revolution,” a drama about post-apocalyptic America. But…

NIACC Offers Class of 2013 an Opportunity to Explore Options for College

NIACC Offers Class of 2013 an Opportunity to Explore Options for College

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College will host Explore 2013 in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus on Nov. 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Explore…

Ask the Mompreneur: 3 steps to do-it-yourself public relations

By Jennie Wong, The Charlotte Observer – You know that in order for your business to grow, you have to get the word out. You likely have business cards, print materials…

Dig deep to find a way to meet greater expectations

By Liz Reyer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: I feel like I’m running on empty, with increasing expectations and not enough support. It’s getting hard to stay positive and motivate my…

October rainfall above average in Iowa

From the IOWA DRN – October rainfall averaged over 3.1 inches across the state. This was more than one-half inch above normal and the highest monthly total since May. However…

Billions for Japan tsunami recovery went elsewhere, reports find

By Emily Alpert, Los Angeles Times – TADANOUMI, Japan — Billions of dollars meant to help Japan recover from its devastating tsunami went to government projects that had little or nothing…

How private are your phone calls?

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times- ——— In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration monitored the international phone calls and emails of hundreds, perhaps…

CGCCF Grant given to Clear Lake Backpack Program

CLEAR LAKE – “All children deserve the opportunity to lead a safe and healthy life free from hunger.” This vision statement has led the Clear Lake Community Schools to create…

Nine professors to present at Waldorf College’s annual Fall Faculty Inquirere

Nine professors to present at Waldorf College’s annual Fall Faculty Inquirere

Nine professors to present at Waldorf College’s annual Fall Faculty Inquirere – Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf College students are not the only ones hard at work this semester. College…

Department of Public Safety Implements Leadership Changes to Increase Efficiency, Communication

Des Moines, IOWA — In an email to Department of Public Safety (DPS) personnel announcing changes within the department, Commissioner K. Brian London stated, “Organizations evolve and change over time. …

Campaigns in Florida field thousands to get out the vote

By Scott Powers and Jim Stratton, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla.—Smartphones, tablet computers and Joyce Prewitt’s 2002 Dodge Caravan are weapons in the final 2012 battle for the White House.…

Poor people’s lack of funds affects decision-making, research shows

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Why do poor people spend money in ways that seem to squander their already limited resources, like buying lottery tickets? It’s not…

Iowa EPC to Rule on Water, Wastewater, and Air Proposals

DES MOINES – At the Nov. 20 meeting, the Environmental Protection Commission will be asked to approve proposals that would increase training for drinking water plant operators, allow disadvantaged communities…

Around the remote: Television picks for the week of Nov. 4-10

By Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times – DON’T MISS: ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE — If the polls are correct, TV viewers across the country could be in for a long, tense…

The 5 trends analysts say will shape holiday shopping

By Ely Portillo, The Charlotte Observer – Holiday shopping is already upon us, with retailers gearing up for the crucial sprint from Halloween to Christmas, and Americans are expected to spend…

New Hampshire casts no ballot before its time

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – NASHUA, N.H. — New Hampshire lacks the ethnic diversity of a Florida or Nevada, or the blue-collar clout of Ohio or Wisconsin.…

Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly has come a long way in 10 years

By Glenn Garvin, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Having mastered two careers — television journalism and the law — Megyn Kelly will embark on a third when she sits…

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