Saturday, October 25, 2014

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in News of the Weird

The new normal New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell manages his own fantasy league team by “drafting” NFL players for virtual competitions based on their real-life statistics of the previous weekend. Donnell lamented to New Jersey’s The Record in October that he had benched virtual “Larry Donnell” on his

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in GoodNightIowa

At a recent campaign event for U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley, First Lady Michelle Obama repeatedly mispronounced Braley’s last name as “Bailey”… President Obama later sympathized with Braley, admitting that sometimes late at night the First Lady mispronounces his name as “Denzel.” Congressman Steve King is giving away a rifle

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in The Sound


Aaron Lewis is in the middle of a seismic shift. Don’t mistake him for a pop star looking for a little crossover appeal on a lark. Lewis’ previous band, Staind, has sold in the vicinity of 15 million albums. Hit Parader magazine named him one of the 50 greatest metal

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Game Day

UNI (3-4) vs. Western Illinois (3-5) When: Saturday, Oct. 25 Where: Hanson Field, Macomb, Illinois Kickoff: 1 p.m. CDT South Dakota State kicker Justin Syrovatka nailed a 44-yard field goal with 1:47 left to seal a 31-28 Missouri Valley Football Conference win over Northern Iowa last weekend, a slap in

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Circuit

Far afield

Evelyn Taylor moved to Nashville from Des Moines two years ago. After spending 22 years in Des Moines, the Iowa girl felt that the Music City was the best place for her to explore her own sound and elevate her music to a new level. “You’re surrounded by so many

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in What the?

Next week’s photo: Submit your best photo caption to This week’s winner: “Mrs. Fields considered it generous and thoughtful of Kevin to build a mother-in-law’s apartment over the garage… until she saw it.” Howard Rye Runners-up: “Jehovah’s Witness: Challenge accepted!” Doug Arndorfer “When Dale mentioned the dimensions for the

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Your Money

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

Amount: $515.10 To: Cari Jones For: Reimbursement for registration fees paid to join her aerobics class at Four Mile Community Center Amount: $103.84 To: Plumb Supply Company For: Various parts and products Amount: $515.73 To: Quality Painting Company For: Maintenance work done at the Cub Club restaurant and kitchen in

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Center Stage

Letting their hair down

The title says it is all about the girls. The standout performance comes from Nancy Zubrod as a “woman of a certain age” who is nonetheless party-hearty. Yet the essence of the hilarity onstage at the Playhouse might turn up in one of the men. This would be Cody Schug,

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Civic Skinny

Tunks has political edge in police-chief search. Gasp: Populist Art Cullen endorses Branstad.

The opening for police chief of Des Moines was posted on Friday, and since it’s a Civil Service job, it’s an elaborate process to choose a chief. There will be interviews and exams of a sort, and up to 40 names could be sent on to new city manager Scott

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October 22, 2014 by Lindsey in On The Tube

Monsters Inc.

“Grimm” Friday, Oct. 24 (NBC) “Season Premiere: Law & Order: Supernatural Portlandia” (or, “Grimm” for short) is back! When Season 3 left off, Nick (David Giuntoli) had lost his Grimm power to see fairytale Wesen creatures both good and evil, essentially rendering him the only straight-up human in Portland. (Seriously,

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