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Posted July 30, 2014in Duffy

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Posted July 30, 2014in Belly Up To...

Barcadium travels back in time with vintage arcade games

Remember back when you and all your friends would hole up in somebody’s living room to play games and drink? There were good people, a variety of things to do [...]

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Posted July 30, 2014in Sound Notes

Single tickets to all of the concerts in the Civic Music Association’s 90th Anniversary season are on sale starting Friday, Aug 1. Ticket prices range from $15 to $50 for [...]

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Posted July 30, 2014in Sound Circuit

Guitar gods

It doesn’t matter what profession you’re talking about, whether it’s sports or roofing or writing or sales, every successful person can be broken down into two categories: those who became [...]

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Posted July 30, 2014in News of the Weird

Cat nanny Facial recognition software, increasingly important to global anti-terrorism operations, is being brought to…cats. Taiwanese developer Mu-Chi Sung announced in July plans for marketing the software as part of [...]

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Posted July 30, 2014in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Polk County

Amount: $608.85 To: Nationwide Insurance For: A settlement to John Locke, who was driving under a pedestrian overpass on S.W. Ninth Street and Park Avenue when a piece of concrete [...]

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Posted July 30, 2014in Food Dude

Dungeons and dragons

Is the Downtown Farmers Market even a market anymore? Are farmers still its main feature? Are its administrators a clan of overpaid bullies? These questions are being asked since Lee [...]

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Posted July 30, 2014in Civic Skinny

Trump helps Branstad. Family helps Adam Gregg. Gannett might sell papers. No sweat for chicken.

Gleanings from the latest campaign-finance reports: Eldon Roth, the Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, founder of Beef Products Inc. — maker of the beef product unfortunately known as “pink slime” — [...]

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Posted July 30, 2014in Locker Room

On a full stomach

Sometimes runners take extra care about what they eat and drink in the weeks and days leading up to a race. Maybe they’ll carbo-load, order extra servings of broccoli and [...]

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Posted July 30, 2014in Political Mercury

How can Koch-bottled Ernst be ‘philosophically opposed’ to what’s right for Iowa?

About the only thing Gov. Terry Branstad didn’t do for energy production on a recent Wednesday in west-central Iowa was to check the porch bulbs or flip on the night [...]

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