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Posted October 04, 2016in Joe's Neighborhood, Uncategorized

Joe’s Neighborhood: George Arvidson

George Arvidson died the other day. Most of you probably didn’t know him. I barely did. He floated around my legal career as an older fellow lawyer, but we rarely had contact. I picture him in the courthouse with his traditional suit, glasses, and an easy smile. A defense lawyer

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Posted July 27, 2016in Uncategorized

Tirrell — blather on the radio

  Not long after an ill wind blew Marty Tirrell into town years ago, he had lunch at a pub I owned. One thing led to another, and we agreed on some sort of short-term advertising pact. But I couldn’t bear listening to him blather on the radio, so I

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Posted June 22, 2016in Uncategorized, What the?

Think you’re funny? Send us your best caption… Email to: celeste@dmcityview.com   This week’s winner:   “Watch me whip, now watch me neigh neigh.” Jefferson Steelflex       Runners-up: “Nellie and Wilbur were not on the same page. Nellie thought they were doing a commercial for Head and Shoulders,

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Posted June 20, 2016in Uncategorized

Q&A with Ty Dillon

  By Jeff Pitts Meet Ty Dillon. He’s the grandson of NASCAR legend Richard Childress, the man who famously owned the No. 3 car while Dale Earnhardt was making racing history. Ty grew up in Winston-Salem North Carolina and says southerners know how to grow corn down south, too, just

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Posted May 18, 2016in Sound Notes, Uncategorized

  The Des Moines Music Coalition announced more bands for this summer’s 80/35 concert, including Dilly Dally, Jade Reed b2b Brad Goldman, Jeanna Calvert, Ravyn Lenae, France Camp, Lucky Chops, Dem Boyz vs RAGEthat, DJ Raj and Strobe Trotters. For a full list of acts, stages and times, check out

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Posted April 01, 2016in Uncategorized

The Howe Factor

Seattle-based band Metal Church will perform at Vaudeville Mews this Sunday in support of its new album, “XI”, which was released on March 25 and features the return of vocalist Mike Howe. Howe spoke to Cityview writer Mark Skaar about the process of returning to the band and the making of

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Posted February 03, 2016in Uncategorized

Two of a kind

Vince Young, former NFL quarterback, was arrested on Jan. 25 for driving under the influence (DUI) in Texas. Young, 32, was pulled over in Austin, Texas, around midnight. After refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, he was arrested and brought to Travis County jail. His bail was set at $2,000.

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Posted January 27, 2016in Uncategorized

Paid for by taxpayers in…

December 2015 Amount: $57.23 To: Rebecca J. Abraham For: Travel Amount: $250 To: ACT For: Professional services Amount: $632.85 To: Agparts Worldwide For: Supplies Amount: $12,922.60 To: Ahlers Cooney PC For: Professional services Amount: $110 To: Susan Allbee For: Tuition reimbursement Amount: $4,506.17 To: Alliance Connect LLC For: Services Amount:

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Posted December 09, 2015in Uncategorized

Two of a kind Joseph Randle, a former running back for the Dallas Cowboys, was arrested outside a Kansas casino at 10:40 p.m. on Nov. 24 after he assaulted police. Randle, 23, was initially asked to leave for being too drunk, but he assaulted an officer on the way out

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Posted November 18, 2015in Uncategorized

Justin Bieber is coming back to Des Moines. The Canadian everyone either loves or loves to hate makes his first appearance in the city since making fans wait for nearly two hours last year. June 22 is the date to circle, if you are so inclined, with tickets going on

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