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Posted May 29, 2013in Duffy

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Posted May 29, 2013in Film Review

Gatsby in hell

“The Great Gatsby” 0 stars Rated PG-13 143 minutes Drama Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire Baz Luhrmann’s bastardization of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is a demeaning travesty. This film represents a sin against cinema and literature of cataclysmic proportions. Toxic rather than intoxicating, the movie breaks a fundamental

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Posted May 29, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good Metro area police departments held a Voluntary Weapons Turn-In at various locations during Police Week recently with the goal of reducing the number of unwanted firearms and weapons that could end up in the wrong hands. They collected 59 different items, including handguns, rifles, shotguns, muzzle loaders and

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Posted May 29, 2013in On The Tube

The modern-day Brady Bunch

‘The Fosters’ offers an alternative vision of a TV family Social conservatives will not be happy with ABC Family’s new series “The Fosters” (Monday, 8 p.m.), which lays down a challenge to the “Ozzie and Harriet” paradigm. The rest of us will appreciate it as a reflection of modern-day reality,

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Posted May 29, 2013in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines Public Schools

Amount: $6,967.80 To: Buller Fixture Company For: Purchase of Edlund electric can openers.   Amount: $369.50 To: Show Your Logo For: Purchase of 18-ounce acrylic tumblers.   Amount: $1,737.90 To: In the Bag Inc. For: Purchase of meals for Parent Night.   Amount: $1,704.93 To: Kleritec For: Purchase of disinfectant/sanitizers.

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Posted May 29, 2013in Sound Notes

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week

Nitefall on the River has announced the addition of Dwight Yoakam to the 2013 summer season. Yoakam will play the Simon Estes Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday, May 31 and are $40 in advance, available through

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Posted May 29, 2013in Locker Room

‘Pump You Up’… naturally

Arnold Schwarzenegger. Lou Ferrigno. SNL’s Hans and Franz. If you know the names, then you know what these men have in common: professional bodybuilding. These are men who have taken physical fitness to the extreme, transforming their bodies into real-life Hulks, save for the green pigment. To some, this sport

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Posted May 29, 2013in Civic Skinny

IPR board plotted Herrington exit before vote

Despite a precautionary email from a member of the board of Iowa Public Radio, the board leadership was working out the details of firing chief executive Mary Grace Herrington before the seven directors voted to oust her in February. And for at least a week they were trying to figure

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Posted May 29, 2013in Sound Check

Ben Folds Five ‘Ben Folds Five Live’ Sony After a hiatus of 13 years, Ben Folds Five made its triumphant return to music with 2012’s “The Sound of the Life of the Mind.” It was during the tour in support of said album that the idea for BFF’s first live

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Posted May 29, 2013in Rap Sheet

On the Clock

Published arrest charges are obtained from official law enforcement records, which are available to the public. All who are charged are innocent until proven guilty.   Play the “Name that Crime” Quiz!   TOO PLEASANT OF A VIEW An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of Pleasant View Drive

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