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Posted June 28, 2013in Iowa Watchdog

Former Des Moines superintendent Sebring suing district

DES MOINES – Former Des Moines Superintendent Nancy Sebring is filing a lawsuit against her former employer alleging district officials tipped off the Des Moines Register to the sexually explicit emails that led to her resignation. The lawsuit alleges district spokesman Phil Roeder and former board president Teree Caldwell-Johnson informed

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Posted June 27, 2013in Iowa Watchdog

Iowa could buy two governors for the price of one Branstad

DES MOINES – Want to know what Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s $130,000 yearly salary gets in other states? The Hawkeye State could afford nearly two governors in Maine, which pays Republican Gov. Paul LePage an annual $70,000, the lowest in the nation. Add in Branstad’s more than $50,000 per year

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Posted June 26, 2013in Rap Sheet

On the clock

Play the “Name that Crime” Quiz!   NOTHING IS SAFE A clerk from the Tobacco Outlet store on the 3400 block of Southwest Ninth Street called police around 6 a.m. on June 20 claiming two robbers had held him at gunpoint at his store. He stated he had arrived at

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Posted June 26, 2013in Rap Sheet

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Posted June 26, 2013in On The Tube

Sex, drugs and sympathy

“Anna Nicole” shows surprising compassion for scandalous model Anna Nicole Smith The TV movie “Anna Nicole” (Saturday, 7 p.m., Lifetime) imputes a soul to the late Anna Nicole Smith, the model and gold digger who flaunted her self-destruction in the media. Anyone who remembers the barely sentient Smith will have

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Posted June 26, 2013in Book Review

“The Last Summer of the Camperdowns”

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Fay Jones Liveright Publishing Corp 6/3/2013 $25.95 383 pp Elizabeth Kelly’s new novel tells the story of Riddle James Camperdown and the dawn of the summer of 1972. Twelve-year-old Riddle lives with her father, Camp, and her mother, Greer, on Cape Cod. Camp, a

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Posted June 26, 2013in Tech Talk

Internet of Things knows you almost better than you do

If you’re technologically inclined, you can hook practically anything up to a universal remote. Your entertainment center, house lights, heating-and-cooling system and much more can be accessed at the push of a button. As cool and convenient as that is, it would be really cool if those devices worked on

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Posted June 26, 2013in Sound Stage

Summer in the city

Ah, summertime in the city. Easily the greatest thing about the capital city’s hot and steamy months is all the live music that can be enjoyed outdoors — and often completely free. From larger events like Music Under the Stars and Nitefall on River to the neighborhood parties like Rendezvous

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Posted June 26, 2013in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Symphony has announced 25-year-old Jared McCarty from Bussey as the winner of this year’s “Oh Say Can You Sing?” competition. McCarty will perform the National Anthem with the Des Moines Symphony at the 20th annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert on July 3 at the Iowa State Capitol.

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Posted June 26, 2013in Sound Check

King of the Tramps “Wicked Mountain” Old School King of the Tramps throws so much at you over the course of “Wicked Mountain” that it’s impossible to not find something to love. The Tramps are a bunch of supremely talented musicians, and “Wicked Mountain” is littered with influences pulled from

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