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Posted June 27, 2014in Iowa Watchdog

School employees earn ‘wellness’ dollars without a breaking a sweat

DES MOINES, Iowa — Employees of the Des Moines Public Schools can forget about “no pain, no gain” when it comes to working out. Next school year, both the fit [...]

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Posted June 25, 2014in On the Move

Jordan Creek to add trendy fashion store

Charlotte Russe is expected to open in the fall near Dillard’s on the upper level of the Jordan Creek Town Center mall. The popular women’s fashion retailer offers clothes, jewelry, [...]

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Posted June 25, 2014in Rap Sheet

Metro’s most wanted NAME: Dionicio Martinez-Montero SEX: Male RACE: Hispanic AGE: 53 HEIGHT: 5’ 8” WEIGHT: 170 HAIR: Black EYES: Brown DOB: 10/9/1960 CHARGES: Sex Abuse Crimestoppers This information was [...]

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Posted June 25, 2014in Tech Talk

Breaking the law

Why is it so many cool technologies force you to break the law? Force might be a little much, but at the very least, cloud storage, social GPS, web-based DVR, [...]

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Posted June 25, 2014in Joe's Neighborhood

Summer solstice with a witch

The witch sits across from me at the table, smiling. No pointed hat. No flying broom. Not a single cackle is recorded during our long conversation. She is smart, open, [...]

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Posted June 25, 2014in Food Dude

El Cameron, Taqueria Jalisco — indoors, outdoors

Food trucks are more American than apple pie. Actually invented here, the trucks evolved out of the Great Plains cattle drives’ chuck wagons. Those were invented by the legendary Charles [...]

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Posted June 25, 2014in Sound Circuit

Tearing it Down

Dead Horse Trauma is not a band to rest on its laurels. Even among people who aren’t fans of the band’s sound, DHT is generally regarded as one of the [...]

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Posted June 25, 2014in Center Stage

Baseball and fireworks: Across history and in the heart

Landmarks of African-American experience turn up all through August Wilson’s drama, “Fences,” which helped it win the 1987 Pulitzer Prize. But the story of the player who broke baseball’s color [...]

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Posted June 25, 2014in Sound Check

Cerebral Ballzy “Jaded & Faded” Cult If hardcore skater punk is your thing, Cerebral Ballzy is your band. The longest song they’ve ever written is just over three minutes long, [...]

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Posted June 25, 2014in Film Review

Kinky boots

“Venus in Fur” 5 stars Not Rated 96 minutes Drama Starring: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric Roman Polanski’s 20th film is an exquisite deconstructionist articulation of a quicksilver sadomasochistic tug-of-war between [...]

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