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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Paid for by taxpayers in Des Moines.

Amount: $1,322.21 To: Stetson Building Products For: Red duct tape and 10 cut-all multi purpose purple saw blades for Public Works Sewer Division.   Amount: $425 To: TruGreen Commercial Services For: Snow removal at three locations, including the Civic Center, Nollen Plaza and the police station.   Amount: $135 To:

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Food Dude

‘Iowa’s largest buffet’ at China One

During the reign of Louis XIV, buffets reached decadent heights of conspicuous consumption. Alexandre-François Desportes painted a few of the Sun King’s more lavish party spreads before Louis’ gold and silver serving dishes had to be melted down to pay off his debts, which accelerated the French Revolution and the

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Circuit

Peace Love and Teamwork

From a talent standpoint, it can be easy to envy Peace Love & Stuff. Bassist Jacob Doll and drummer Joe McGuire provide as solid a rhythm section as you’ll find in the capital city, and they’re backing two of the area’s most irrepressible talents in guitar magician Dylan Boyle and

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in News of the Weird

NOISE IS GOLDEN The Formula One circuit is generally thought to attract fans as a showcase of motorcar technology and racing skill, but organizers of the Australian Grand Prix (the first of the 19 races on the annual circuit) threatened a lawsuit in March against Formula One management because the

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in On The Tube

A portrait of the artist as a young mensch

Billy Crystal performs his Tony-winning one-man play “700 Sundays” before a live audience, telling the story of his wonderful, horrible Long Island childhood (Saturday, 8 p.m., HBO). He stands in front of a brick façade that evokes his modest abode, with home movies and photos from the 1950s and ’60s

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Film Review

Rumsfeld crushes Morris

“The Unknown Known” 4 stars Rated PG-13 96 minutes Documentary Starring: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris, Kenn Medeiros Errol Morris meets his match in Donald Rumsfeld. The notoriously contentious documentarian, whose probing interviews with 1960s secretary of defense Robert McNamara form the finest political documentary ever made (“The Fog of War:

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Tech Talk

Eye spy stealthy filming devices

Somewhere in the last decade, technology surpassed nuclear weapons for the greatest threat to modern living. To name a few concerns, the government spies on all our communication, robots and automation devour millions of jobs, Smartphone radiation is likely causing cancer in its users, and hackers steal people’s identities. While

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Rap Sheet

On the clock

Play the “Name that Crime” Quiz!   THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOMECOMING Police responded to the 3000 block of East 14th Street around 2:30 p.m., where a teenaged female reported an assault by her mom that had occurred the previous night inside their home. She said the fight started when

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Center Stage

‘The Crucible’ of witchery, tragedy and storm

Last Saturday night, midway into the second act, “The Crucible” brought the thunder. Set at the Salem courthouse, 1692, the witchcraft trials went from bad to worse. Innocent townsfolk found themselves condemned to hang on the “spectral evidence” of hysterical teenage girls. These “Heathers” have their Alpha, the charismatic Abigail,

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Belly Up

Benchwarmers is a Cyclone bar and more

It’s good to, as they say, “Never judge a book by its cover.” Upon surveying the outside of a small, dark joint on Ankeny Boulevard, I wasn’t sure if I’d be eating some great bar food or just eating my words. Fortunately, my curious nature paid off and was rewarded

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