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September 10, 2014 by Lindsey in Your Money

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

Amount: $13,778.98 To: Baker and Taylor For: Books print materials Amount: $6,387.52 To: Midwest Tape For: Audio recordings Amount: $1,095.61 To: 3M For: Electronic material Amount: $7,931.10 To: Midwest Tape For: Video recordings Amount: $733.33 To: OfficeMax For: Copier supplies Amount: $951.43 To: AmSan For: Janitorial and sanitation services Amount:

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September 10, 2014 by Lindsey in What the?

Next week’s Photo: Email your best caption to celeste@dmcityview.com. This week’s winner: “Somebody gimme an under doggy!” –Dan Roose   Runners-up: “To stop the kids from trying to do 360s, the day care owner moved the swing set to a different area of the playground.” –Chris Rye   “The educational

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September 10, 2014 by Lindsey in Center Stage

“The biggest ever, with grit and grandeur”

Quick: Name the single most lucrative piece of entertainment ever. The single biggest earner — movie, CD, whatever. “Avatar?” Wrong planet. “Thriller?” Deader than disco. No. 1 is the show now at the Civic Center, “Phantom of the Opera.” “It’s such a humongous spectacle,” declared Edward Staudenmayer, one of the

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September 10, 2014 by Lindsey in Cover Story

American Dreamers

On the eve of the Fourth of July, in front of the Iowa State Capitol and thousands of patriotic fans, Los Paranderos opened the Des Moines Symphony’s annual Yankee Doodle Pops concert. In both Spanish and English, Michael Nuñez sang the band’s song “Immigrant.” “Mi hermano! Yo vine a trabajar,

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September 10, 2014 by Lindsey in Tech Talk

Viva La Revolution Free

Since the turn of century, when the Internet began consuming our attention spans, we’ve all been champions of “Revolution Free.” Napster started the uprising with free music, content aggregators such as Google News and Huffington Post stoked the flames with free news, torrent services gave us entertainment, and social networks

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September 10, 2014 by Lindsey in Duffy

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September 10, 2014 by Lindsey in Locker Room

The more, the merrier

Have you heard the latest craze? It’s the new fab exercise sweeping the nation, and we have God to thank! Recent studies suggest that kneeling for long periods of time, followed by occasional standing and swaying, reduces your cholesterol count while boosting your immune system. While the above may be

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September 10, 2014 by Lindsey in Rap Sheet

Two of a kind? Kate Major, 31, was arrested for DUI in March after driving away from a fight with her boyfriend Michael Lohan — the father of Lindsay Lohan. She had a blood alcohol level of .243 and was subsequently checked into rehab for the second time. Major’s bond

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September 10, 2014 by Lindsey in Film Review

‘The Identical’ — all about blank naievete

“The Identical” 0 stars Rated PG 107 minutes Drama Starring: Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd A shoe-in for a spot on the worst movies of 2014 list, this poorly constructed slice of filmic propaganda is so unintentionally campy you can’t help but laugh. Atrocious costume designs, anachronistic dialogue, wretched

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September 08, 2014 by Lindsey in Iowa Watchdog

Audit finds $355,000 in improper billing in Iowa public defender office

DES MOINES, Iowa — If all the claims for payment Jennifer Meyer submitted while working for the Office of the State Public Defender are accurate, then she’s the hardest working attorney in Iowa. According to a new report from the Office of State Auditor, Meyer billed the state on 30

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