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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in News of the Weird

Spidey Sense Gets Real

Among the breakthroughs demonstrated by the computer chip company Intel’s RealSense system is a cocktail dress from Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht that not only senses the wearer’s “mood,” but also acts to repel (or encourage) strangers who might approach the wearer. Sensors (including small LED monitors) measure respiration and 11

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Rap Sheet

Two of a Kind?

Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings, 31, has been arrest in Georgia for DUI, reckless driving and speeding. Jennings was driving more than 30 mph over the speed limit on I-85. Authorities pulled him over for excessive speeding and smelled alcohol on his breath. He was arrested on the spot and

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Center Stage

Whatever Lola wants…

“Cyndi Lauper brought it off!” exclaims Nick McCough. “She brought her rock ’n’ roll to Broadway!” What has got McCough so excited is “Kinky Boots,” the new musical, bursting with the same energy Lauper brought to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” in 1983. Thirty years later, her score for “Kinky

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Political Mercury

The Considerable Substance of Art Neu’s Voice

(The following is the text of the eulogy delivered by Douglas Burns for Art Neu at memorial services for the late Carroll mayor and lieutenant governor on Saturday at the Carroll Recreation Center.)   I’ll just come right out with it. Art Neu and I were in prison together. I’ll

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Civic Skinny

Creditors Get 12 Cents on Every Dollar Tirrell Owes.

If Marty Tirrell owes you money — and if he does, you’re not alone — here’s the good news: You will be paid. Here’s the not-so-good news: You will be paid 12 cents on the dollar. Tirrell, the sports broadcaster, emerged from bankruptcy court the other day. His creditors are

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January 21, 2015 by Lindsey in Joe's Neighborhood

Staying Out of the Mummy Museum

The soup pot sits alone on the far burner at the end of the stove. Out front, the servers and bartenders begin to prep the tables. Their dark-attired figures weave and bend and glide around the room. The white tablecloths are smoothed and straightened. Silverware is polished. Chairs are adjusted. On the

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December 31, 2014 by Lindsey in Civic Skinny

Register circulation numbers hit a 90-year low.

  The year was 1925. Des Moines was booming; its population had soared to more than 125,000. It had 110 churches, 16 movie theaters and three vaudeville houses. Nine railroads served the city, and there were four passenger depots and eight freight depots. There were 172 barbers, five hat manufacturers,

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December 31, 2014 by Lindsey in Belly Up

New Flix Brewhouse offers dinner and a show

Cutline: Flix Brewhouse brings dinner and a movie in a one-stop shop to Merle Hay Mall. How many times have you gone out on a date with your partner only to argue about where to get dinner and whose turn it is to pick the movie? Flix Brewhouse is eliminating

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December 31, 2014 by Lindsey in Political Mercury

Identity politics weighs heavily in Iowa Democrats choice of narrator

  The least-known candidate for chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party is the best choice.   And that stands to reason. The party must re-acquaint itself with Iowa’s countryside, the land of the Three Democratic Giants. Tom Harkin sprang from Cumming, Henry A. Wallace is from Orient, and Harold Hughes, as

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December 31, 2014 by Lindsey in Center Stage

Uproarious Africa

  It might seem a long way from South Park — that town full of filthy-mouthed kids — to the Mormon tabernacles. Yet the same two talents, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, have made a hilarious spectacle of each. “The Book of Mormon” presents Stone and Parker’s sendup of the

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