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Posted March 27, 2013in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines

Amount: $1,852.42 To: YMCA shelter For: Purchase of 18 cases of Morning-After Plan B pills and three crates of assorted condoms.   Amount: $200 To: Belle Salon For: Mustache grooming [...]

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Posted March 27, 2013in The Sound

The man who would be king

“Sit back and do nothing if that’s what you want to do. That’s never been my style.” Corey Taylor has done a lot in his life. As the front man [...]

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Posted March 27, 2013in Your View

A hard copy, please?

I’m writing from Newton Correctional Facility, where I’ve been locked up for the past three years. The day Cityview arrives in our library is a highlight of my week, except [...]

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Posted March 27, 2013in Film Review

Cinema is dead

“Strap-On” 3 stars Rated NC-17 152 mins. Drama Trashmeister writer/director John Waters takes ironic comedy and social commentary to an all-time sleazy low in his new movie “Strap-On.” Waters deviates [...]

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Posted March 27, 2013in Sore Thumbs

Microsoft unveils its next-gen game console: the Xbox…5?

On the heels of Sony’s PlayStation 4 announcement, Microsoft unveiled its next-gen game console at a New York City press event last week. Curiously, the system was christened the Xbox [...]

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Posted March 27, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good In the wake of her departure from the superintendent’s seat for Des Moines Public Schools, Nancy Sebring has recently announced she will be making a comeback by running [...]

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Posted March 27, 2013in Joe's Neighborhood

Defeat death today!

Reading obituaries feels a little like reading the daily racing form at Prairie Meadows. You quickly scan the page to see how many of the departed are your age or [...]

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Posted March 27, 2013in Sound Notes

Sound Notes Pick o’ the Week

April is “Daycare Month” at ZZZ Records. Drop your children — ages 3-9 — off at the record store any time during business hours for complimentary daycare all day long. [...]

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Posted March 27, 2013in Featured Story, Political Mercury

Risky Republican strategy with Reynolds

Iowa Republican insiders tell Political Mercury they’re planning on rolling out an unconventional political makeover of Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, one fraught with potential trip wires that could confound her [...]

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Posted March 27, 2013in Duffy

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