Thursday, November 27, 2014

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November 26, 2014 by Lindsey in On the Move

Cozy Café open six months after fire damage

After suffering major smoke damage when the pizza oven burned a few nearby pizza boxes in June, the Cozy Café located at 5405 Douglas Ave. has reopened. Owner Mark Linebach had to replace a significant portion of the café, including new booths, electrical, HVAC and a state-of-the-art hood exhaust system

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November 26, 2014 by Lindsey in News of the Weird

Weird patriotism November is tax-publicizing season in Finland, where, starkly unlike America, the government releases all individuals’ tax records to help build public support for the country’s vast welfare state. Thus, reported Foreign Policy magazine, Finnish society gets a “yearly dose of schadenfreude” … “opening the door for a media

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November 26, 2014 by Lindsey in Film Review

‘Mockingjay, Part 1” a tedious affair

“Mockingjay, Part I” Rated PG-13 130 minutes Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore and Liam Hemsworth This is the world we live in. When movie franchises now make billions of dollars — rather than just hundreds of millions — studios look for every possible way to extend them. That is how

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November 26, 2014 by Lindsey in Locker Room

Turkey Trot

Building up an appetite isn’t particularly difficult this time of year. Warm food season brings the wonderful aromas that entice people to have just one more scoop, one more bowl — just one more. This year, why not try something new with your family and friends and join 400-600 other

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November 26, 2014 by Lindsey in Cover Story

Des Moines’ Sexiest People 2014

We’ve learned from the last five years of Des Moines’ Sexiest People candidates that sexy is more than just a description of one’s appearance (although that certainly helps). This year’s nominees take sexy even further with their impressive resumes, outstanding skills and charming personalities. Most of our nominees say their

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November 26, 2014 by Lindsey in GoodNightIowa

It’s Thanksgiving, the time of year when politicians — including Gov. Branstad — take time to pardon turkeys ahead of the big holiday meal… I always wonder what happens to those turkeys after they’re pardoned. I hear it can be really hard to find work if you’ve spent time in

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November 26, 2014 by Lindsey in Duffy

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November 26, 2014 by Lindsey in Food Dude

Hy-Vee Market Café

After touring northern Arkansas, I came home with a new appreciation for the basic comforts of our local food scene. For instance, I ate 13 meals in the Delta and Ozarks, and only three places offered butter. Most served cornbread and biscuits. How does one eat those without butter? Two

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November 26, 2014 by Lindsey in Your View

Reader enjoyed ‘Doing Time’

Great cover story last week (“Doing Time in Des Moines”). I enjoyed reading of this committed activist and the challenges he faced by choosing to serve jail time. After author Steve Clemens painted his word picture of the toilet paper pillow, I felt compelled to flip back three pages to the “Paid for by taxpayers”

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November 26, 2014 by Lindsey in What the?

Next week’s photo: This week’s winner: “Glass not included.” –Heidi Soliday Runners-up: “Captain Obvious’ favorite restaurant.” –Natalie Pohlman “The kicker was you had to pay $4.50 for the cup.” –Phil Hagen

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