Saturday, November 22, 2014

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… of the City of Des Moines.

Amount: $841.50 To: Motorola For: Battery Amount: $377.50 To: Municipal Supply Inc. For: Repair clamp Amount: $258.98 To: Napa City of Des Moines For: Two receiver kits Amount: $69.87 To: Nichols Controls & Supply, LLC For: Steam vent and pipe plug Amount: $1,446.54 To: MidAmerican Energy For: Monthly services Amount:

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in GoodNightIowa

The New York Times recently released rankings for the states most passionate about college football and, with two major conference teams and dedicated fan bases, Iowa came in at fifth-most passionate… Proving once again that love hurts. A student at an Iowa elementary school may be in trouble after he

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Belly Up

Classic cocktails with a twist at RoCA

I moved to Des Moines in May, as a lifelong Iowan with far too little knowledge of all that its capital city has to offer. When I took up this column, my first thought was, “How long can we go on writing about a new bar every week?” Little did

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Center Stage

Showing the man, celebrating the music

When I interviewed Clifton Owen, the man playing Motown founder Berry Gordy in the tour of “Motown the Musical,” the show was in Detroit — Motown itself. As you might expect, the cast was finding the experience a love fest. “People in Detroit are so proud of this music,” said

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Locker Room

We don’t need skates!

It was bound to happen eventually, though delaying the arrival of snow a little longer would have been preferred. Yes, sometimes you want it to dump on you quickly so you can get used to being wet for the next couple of months, but the silver lining is the validation

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Food Dude

November — the best month for dining out

In the local food scene, November anticipates the holiday season with a bevy of special events. Nonprofits try to squeeze fundraisers in before people’s discretionary income is distracted by Christmas shopping. Chefs need to adjust their menus for what is available after the first hard freeze of the year. These

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Rap Sheet

Two of a kind Death Row Records founder Suge Knight, 49, was charged with robbery for stealing a celebrity photographer’s camera. He and his accomplice, Katt Williams, were accused of stealing the camera on Sept. 5. Knight could face 30 years in prison, and the investigation is ongoing. Hollywood doesn’t

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in The Sound

Being a woman

Any musician worth his or her salt — and several of them who aren’t — will say that the biggest thing an artist needs is continual growth. Minneapolis-based Caroline Smith, however, has taken that idea almost to its extreme and has completely reinvented herself the past couple of years. Smith

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in Cover Story

Doing time in Des Moines

Editor’s note: The following includes excerpts from the diary of Steve Clemens, a self-described peace and justice activist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was arrested for criminal trespass while condemning the use of drones while with the Des Moines Catholic Worker group this past summer. He chose to be booked into

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November 19, 2014 by Lindsey in What the?

Next week’s photo: This week’s winner: “Don’t look at me like that! I got a great deal for this 4-wheeler when I traded in my truck.” –Nathan Vos Runners-up: “I don’t think that is what they meant by off-roading.” –Rhea Gaskins “It’s true… ‘As advertised on TV’ straps can pick

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