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October 01, 2014 by Lindsey in Game Day

Drake (2-2) vs. Jacksonville (3-1) When: Saturday, Oct. 4 Where: Drake Stadium Kickoff: 1 p.m. CDT Drake got its conference season off to a good start with a 21-6 win over Marist last Saturday. Next up is conference foe Jacksonville, which had little trouble with Butler, 35-7, to go to

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October 01, 2014 by Lindsey in News of the Weird

Frontiers of flight Dutch inventors Bart Jansen and Arjen Beltman struck again recently when Pepeijn Bruins, 13, called on them to help him grieve over his pet rat, Ratjetoe, who had to be put down because of cancer. Having heard of the inventors’ work, Pepeijn asked if they could please

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October 01, 2014 by Lindsey in Your View

What the Hull?

I was a little disappointed to see The Hull Ave. Tavern left out of your “100 favorite bars” list. As a musician who plays there, I can attest that they have fantastic live music and never a cover, as well as tasty bar eats and an amazing crowd. Plus, it’s

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October 01, 2014 by Lindsey in GoodNightIowa

The Iowa Department of Transportation announced they will hire 600 snow plow operators for the upcoming winter… Interested applicants must possess a commercial driver’s license and demonstrate an ability to bury a residential driveway with snow just after it’s been shoveled. Customers of four Jimmy John’s sandwich shops in Iowa

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October 01, 2014 by Lindsey in On The Tube

The things we did for love

A voiceover sets the scene: “Andrew and Zelda dated for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour. This television program is the comprehensive account of their relationship, from A to Z. The framing device makes “A to Z” feel like a story told after the fact, exaggerated for

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October 01, 2014 by Lindsey in Belly Up

Explore the flavors of Italy with a visit to Centro

If you’re familiar with the popular food and drink scene of Des Moines, chances are you’ve heard the name George Formaro more than once or twice. He’s the well-known chef and restaurateur behind a slew of prime eateries, including the Italian-inspired Centro. The restaurant has an elegant yet relaxing feel

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October 01, 2014 by Lindsey in Food Dude

Ryan’s does it southern style

The chain restaurant industry is reinventing itself. McDonald’s applied for a trademark on the term McBrunch, leading to considerable speculation about what that sagging giant has in mind. They also promoted free coffee at breakfast. Wendy’s countered with free drink cups for seniors at all hours. Applebee’s went to Instagram

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October 01, 2014 by Lindsey in Rap Sheet

Two of a kind? Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Chris Kattan, 43, was arrested for DUI back in February after his vehicle struck an unoccupied DOT vehicle. Kattan had allegedly been weaving all over the road at slow speeds before crossing into an area coned off for a freeway

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October 01, 2014 by Lindsey in Joe's Neighborhood

The Frog King

The young girl sat on her dad’s shoulders. Waiting. Not a muscle moved. Fidgeting is apparently not allowed at such heights. The rest of us stood on our toes, dancing back and forth, trying to get an early peek. After a while, we began to envy the young girl. Her back

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October 01, 2014 by Lindsey in Cover Story

Paranormal prom

Standing in the second floor hallway of the old Farrar Elementary School, I’m not feeling very spooky. Maybe it’s the time we’re here. It’s a couple hours before sunset, so bright light is streaming in the windows and birds are singing outside. But whatever the reason, the 90-year-old building —

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