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Posted September 25, 2013in On The Tube

Pardon my Parkinson’s

Michael J. Fox is one of our most beloved sitcom stars (“Family Ties,” “Spin City”), and he’s become even more so during his fight with Parkinson’s disease. With “The Michael [...]

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Posted September 25, 2013in Film Review

Shocks, surprises and scares

“The Prisoners” 3 stars Rated R 146 minutes Action Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis While it lacks the oomph of a concrete true-crime drama such as “Zodiac,” Denis [...]

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Posted September 25, 2013in Sound Check

Icona Pop “This is…Icona Pop” TEN/Big Beat Icona Pop is intriguing, because it’s a band that seemed to have more potential than might first be evident. Take, for example, its [...]

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Posted September 25, 2013in Civic Skinny

Who, what, when, where, why and how

WHO…. …is teaching your children at the state universities? Not necessarily the faculty. At the University of Iowa, only 45 percent of total undergraduate student credit hours were taught by [...]

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Posted September 25, 2013in Belly Up To...

Ready for some football, B-Dub style?

Nearly everyone who’s ever had a hankering for hot wings, a tall, frothy beer and a big screen TV to highlight every detail of the weekend’s must-see game has probably [...]

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Posted September 25, 2013in Duffy

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Posted September 25, 2013in Game Day

It’s a plot, we tell you!

FIRST DOWN… and goal to go: Baylor scores 70 points a week, produces Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks, and does everything that the Texas Longhorns are SUPPOSED to do. And yet [...]

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Posted September 25, 2013in Joe's Neighborhood

The end of the season

“Two books of tickets, please.” You shout over the music and through the small hole in the glass. Money passes one direction; tickets slide out the other direction. Vicki Smith [...]

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Posted September 25, 2013in Your View

Thankful for Neal Smith

Perhaps the most important comment to be published in Cityview came last week from Michael Gartner (Civic Skinny Comment, Sept. 19). His comments about Neal Smith were most appropriate, including [...]

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Posted September 25, 2013in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… West Des Moines

Amount: $2,383.82 To: Midwest Tap LLC (Ohio) For: Purchase of DVDs for the library.   Amount: $800 To: Memorial Services of Iowa Inc. For: Payment for two memorial services — [...]

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