Monday, December 22, 2014

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December 17, 2014 by Lindsey in On The Tube

100 and done

“Anger Management” finally reaches 100 episodes. In other news, “Anger Management” is still on. In March 2011, Charlie Sheen was fired from CBS’ “Two & a Half Men” for being, well, more Charlie Sheen than he had been during production of the sitcom’s previous seven seasons. He then went on

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December 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Food Dude

Wobbly Boots BBQ

Theme restaurants originated with the best of intentions. By using trappings and menus from another time or place, they transported diners into a more romantic experience. New York City’s Russian Tea Room, opened in 1927 by Russian expatriates from the Imperial Ballet, became an escape to Tsarist times for émigrés

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December 17, 2014 by Lindsey in News of the Weird

Dying to get a date Like many in society’s subgroups, people who work in “death” industries or professions in the U.K. may believe it difficult to reach “like-minded” suitors. Hence, Carla Valentine established Dead Meet earlier this year and told in October that she has drawn 5,000 sign-ups among

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December 17, 2014 by Lindsey in What the?

Next week’s photo: This week’s winner: “Des Moines City Leaders Uber decision was greatly influenced by their Bemidji Uber experience.” –Brad Jensen   Runners-up: “After a couple Nattys, Lois convinced Barney that it was, in fact, a tandem snow plow and not his ride mower.” –Heidi Soliday “Billy Bobs sno-mowing

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December 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Duffy

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December 17, 2014 by Lindsey in On the Move

Des Moines bank to be renovated

The West Bank branch location at 3920 S.W. Ninth St. will have a temporary location in a trailer at the same address while the bank’s inside is renovated. Teller stations and offices will fill the trailer, where customers can still do their banking during the estimated two-month remodel. There will

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December 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Civic Skinny

A backpack snoop (allegedly), a Republican wedding, a big legal bill, and how to cut the cost of your Register.

Remember Teresa Wagner? Probably not. Maybe this will help: She’s a Republican — an active, pro-life conservative — on the staff at the law school at the University of Iowa, which should narrow it down to one or two people. Wagner was, until the other day, associate director of the school’s

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December 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Political Mercury

Four candidates vying for Iowa Democratic Party chair

Des Moines, or Not Des Moines? That’s a central question for the central committee of the Iowa Democratic Party, according to a northern Iowa activist seeking the state chairmanship. Kurt Meyer of St. Ansgar, the chairman of the Tri-County Democrats (Worth, Howard and Mitchell counties) suggested Saturday the party choose

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December 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Sound Notes

Native sons Slipknot have found themselves back on top of things with the release of their latest album, “.5 The Gray Chapter.” Now that success has culminated in a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance, along with Motorhead, Anthrax, Mastodon and Tenacious D. The suspense will end on Feb 8.

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December 17, 2014 by Lindsey in Center Stage

Iowa Nice in a cage match

If anyone has established Iowa as a center for performance, it’s Scott Seipker. In 2012, Seipker’s sardonic “Iowa Nice” videos propelled him into gigs with ESPN and IPTV. Yet he began in theater, first at Iowa State University and then in small Des Moines venues. He often worked with Brendan

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