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Posted June 26, 2013in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Windsor Heights

Amount: $1,168 To: Alliance Technologies For: Payment for anti-virus management, server hosting, spam filtering and web site content hosting, support and maintenance for Windows server and other contracted services for the month of May, including $95 for one hour of work by Adam Mack.   Amount: $1,019.20 To: Mulch Mart

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Posted June 26, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good The State Veterans Home in Marshalltown has been awarded $23,840,617 from the Department of Veterans Affairs for renovation to the Dack and Malloy buildings at the State Veterans Home. “Our veterans deserve the best care available, and these funds will go a long way toward providing resources and

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Posted June 26, 2013in Your View

I remember, too

I enjoyed the article by Michael Gartner (“Memories of 715 Locust St.,” May 30). I have never met Mr. Gartner, but we seem to have parallel lives concerning The Des Moines Register and Tribune. He was born in 1938 and graduated from Roosevelt in June of 1956. I was born

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Posted June 26, 2013in Belly Up

West Glen’s gone country y’ all

Living in the Grand Canyon State lends itself to a whole slew of western saloons for any drinker to choose from. Even though I was young, I can still remember a family trip to the Rusty Spur in Scottsdale, Ariz. My dad sat me and my sister up on the

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Posted June 26, 2013in Food Dude

Big Night in Des Moines

In Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott’s 1996 film “Big Night,” two passionate Italian restaurant owners on the Jersey Shore bank their future on serving a grand dinner for a famous jazz singer. Their guests relish the feast, but the celebrity never shows. A modification of “Big Night” played in Windsor

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Posted June 26, 2013in Cover Story

Fire in the sky!

Nothing seems to bring out America’s pyromania-like urges more than the Fourth of July. After all, what better way to celebrate our country’s independence than by lighting up a brick of Black Cat firecrackers, a few bottle rockets and… losing a finger or two in the process? Hearing is optional

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Posted June 26, 2013in Film Review

The DC crime ring eats its own

“White House Down” 1 star PG-13 137 minutes Action Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal Copycat redundancies to the recent “Olympus Has Fallen” aside, “White House Down” is an unintentionally laughable action movie that wallows involuntary cynicism about how America — or screenwriter James Vanderbilt at least — views

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Posted June 26, 2013in Political Mercury

King: Immigration green flag jeopardizes American ideals

Concerned his party may be abandoning core principles in a rush to immigration reform, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, organized a “press conference” outside the nation’s capitol last Wednesday to protest what he called a push to amnesty for millions of people living in America without proper papers. About a

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Posted June 26, 2013in The Sound

Aren’t We All wants to shatter your misconceptions about metal

It’s easy to close your eyes, conjure up the mental image of a local metal show and see a lead singer leaning over the front of the stage, foot on the monitor, neck bulging with effort as he screams and howls his way through the set. And to be sure,

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Posted June 26, 2013in Locker Room

Make way for the Mega Monster Truck Tour

It’s loud, it’s dirty and it will make every other man in the room feel somewhat insignificant in its presence. It’s monster truck time in Des Moines once again. Monster truck racing typically involves men who hail from the rural pockets of the U.S. who have loads of free time

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