Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $73,251
Woo hoo!! And now less than $14.8k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Articles Posted by Keith in Iowa

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Jury awards $231,000 in damages to (Iowa) state senator in libel, slander case

    04/07/2012 2:16:59 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 5 replies
    RadioIowa ^ | 4/6/12 | O. Kay Henderson
    A jury late this afternoon awarded a state senator from Sioux City $231,000 in damages after finding his 2010 opponent and the Iowa Democratic Party committed libel and slander against him. Republican Senator Rick Bertrand of Sioux City objected to a 2010 TV ad which claimed Bertrand’s company had been singled out by the FDA for the “marketing of dangerous drugs to children.” “This is how you change the face of American politics, it’s by standing up to the political party machine,” Bertrand said this evening during a telephone interview with Radio Iowa. “This is how it works.” Bertrand, who...
  • Obama trails three of four Republican candidates in latest Iowa Poll

    02/18/2012 5:28:26 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 30 replies
    A newspaper that Can't be named | 2/18/12 | DSM Register
    Gannett Rag - Link Only
  • After cutting ties with Planned Parenthood, Komen donations up 100 percent

    02/02/2012 5:08:11 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/2/2012 | Caroline May
    In the wake of this week’s announcement that Susan G. Komen for the Cure will no longer be awarding grants to Planned Parenthood, the breast cancer organization’s donations have gone up 100 percent in the last two days. On a Thursday conference call Nancy Brinker, the founder and CEO of the Komen Foundation, told reporters that the organization is “singularly focused” on combating breast cancer, and that the politics of the decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood has been distracting from their mission. Nevertheless, since cutting ties, Brinker announced that Komen’s donations have gone up in the last two days...
  • Giffords to step down from Congress

    01/22/2012 11:17:10 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 193 replies · 2+ views
    AZ Daily Star ^ | 1/22/12 | AZ Daily Star
    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will step down from Congress this week to focus on her recovery, her staff announced Sunday. "I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is best for Arizona, I will step down this week," Giffords said in a video message. Giffords, a third-generation Arizonan who served five years in the state Legislature before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2006, will not seek re-election this fall. Giffords vowed to return public service. "I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country," she...
  • 3rd Annual TV News Trust Poll

    01/18/2012 4:13:32 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 1/8/12 | Public Policy Polling
    PPP's 3rd annual TV news trust poll finds that Fox News tops the list for both the source Americans trust the most and the one they trust the least. Fox is the most trusted TV news source for 34% of voters, followed by PBS at 17%, CNN at 12%, ABC News at 11%, CBS News at 8%, MSNBC at 5%, and Comedy Central and NBC each at 4%. 68% of Republicans pick Fox as their most trusted source, with no one else even hitting double digits. Democrats split closely three ways with PBS at 21%, ABC News at 19%, and...
  • Earthquake - 3.0 M - SOUTH DAKOTA

    01/16/2012 6:57:51 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 42 replies
    USGS ^ | 1/16/12 | USGS
    3.0 M - SOUTH DAKOTA Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 3.0 M Date-Time 16 Jan 2012 13:41:10 UTC16 Jan 2012 06:41:10 near epicenter16 Jan 2012 07:41:10 standard time in your timezone Location 43.446N 103.051W Depth 5 km Distances 22 km (14 miles) ESE (104 degrees) of Buffalo Gap, SD 30 km (18 miles) SSE (154 degrees) of Fairburn, SD 33 km (20 miles) NNE (27 degrees) of Oelrichs, SD 362 km (225 miles) NNE (27 degrees) of Fort Collins, CO 443 km (275 miles) NNE (20 degrees) of Denver, CO Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.5 km; Vertical Parameters Nph = 9; Dmin...
  • Earthquake 4.0 M - OHIO

    12/31/2011 12:32:18 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 56 replies
    USGS ^ | 12/31/11 | USGS
    == PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT == Region: OHIO Geographic coordinates: 41.159N, 80.728W Magnitude: 4.0 M Depth: 2 km Universal Time (UTC): 31 Dec 2011 20:04:58 Time near the Epicenter: 31 Dec 2011 15:04:58 Local standard time in your area: 31 Dec 2011 14:04:58 Location with respect to nearby cities: 0 km (0 miles) SW (229 degrees) of McDonald, OH 1 km (1 miles) ESE (117 degrees) of Hilltop, OH 3 km (2 miles) W (271 degrees) of Girard, OH 67 km (42 miles) E (82 degrees) of Akron, OH 102 km (63 miles) NW (322 degrees) of Pittsburgh, PA ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE...
  • Ron Paul: “If I Were an Iranian, I’d Want a Nuclear Weapon”

    12/29/2011 4:48:32 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 72 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 12/29/11 | Kevin Hall
    Most of Ron Paul’s Iowa campaign stops have been in the state’s largest population centers and college towns. Now, with a caucus victory within reach, the Texas congressman is taking his libertarian message to Iowa’s smaller cities. Paul visited Perry, Iowa over the noon hour on Thursday. The crowd of 100 was definitely more reserved than what Paul is used to. There was no standing ovation at the beginning or end of his speech. There were no whoops or cheers, but plenty of polite applause. “I like a lot of what he says, especially about the U.S. economy and balanced...
  • Magnitude 3.3 - OKLAHOMA

    12/25/2011 6:35:06 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 15 replies
    USGS Email ^ | 12/25/11 | usgs
    Magnitude 3.3 Date-Time Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 14:10:41 UTC Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 08:10:41 AM at epicenter Location 35.399°N, 96.528°W Depth 10.4 km (6.5 miles) (poorly constrained) Region OKLAHOMA Distances 8 km (5 miles) NW (311°) from Cromwell, OK 11 km (7 miles) SSW (202°) from Boley, OK 13 km (8 miles) SSE (163°) from Paden, OK 37 km (23 miles) E (80°) from Shawnee, OK 92 km (57 miles) E (96°) from Oklahoma City, OK 290 km (180 miles) N (5°) from Dallas, TX
  • BREAKING: Bil Keane, creator of comic strip Family Circus, dies at 89

    11/09/2011 10:08:37 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/9/11 | AP
    BREAKING: Bil Keane, creator of comic strip Family Circus, dies at 89. -BW
  • Iowa GOP officials set a date for the Republican caucuses: Jan. 3

    10/17/2011 5:54:47 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 17 replies
    Des Moines Register | 10/17/11 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Link only - Copyright rules:
  • Earthquake - 3.6 M - SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI

    09/22/2011 4:55:14 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 16 replies
    USGS ^ | 9/22/11 | USGS
    3.6 M - SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 3.6 M Date-Time 22 Sep 2011 23:32:09 UTC22 Sep 2011 18:32:09 near epicenter22 Sep 2011 17:32:09 standard time in your timezone Location 36.835N 90.766W Depth 8 km Distances 5 km (3 miles) E (83 degrees) of Grandin, MO 11 km (7 miles) S (189 degrees) of Ellsinore, MO 24 km (15 miles) NNE (12 degrees) of Doniphan, MO 204 km (127 miles) NNW (340 degrees) of Memphis, TN 205 km (127 miles) SSW (193 degrees) of St. Louis, MO Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.9 km; Vertical 12.5 km Parameters Nph =...
  • Earthquakes - 6.0+

    09/15/2011 4:45:33 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Self | 9/15/11 | me
    Quite unusual.
  • Earthquake - 3.0 M - ALABAMA

    09/13/2011 4:27:47 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 27 replies · 1+ views
    USGS Email | 9/13/11 | USGS
    3.0 M - ALABAMA Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 3.0 M Date-Time 13 Sep 2011 22:59:23 UTC13 Sep 2011 17:59:23 near epicenter13 Sep 2011 16:59:23 standard time in your timezone Location 33.591N 86.671W Depth 5 km Distances 5 km (3 miles) S (171 degrees) of Center Point, AL 7 km (4 miles) NNE (13 degrees) of Irondale, AL 7 km (4 miles) SSW (206 degrees) of Grayson Valley, AL 15 km (9 miles) ENE (61 degrees) of Birmingham, AL 514 km (320 miles) NE (38 degrees) of New Orleans, LA Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.0 km; Vertical 2.1 km Parameters Nph...
  • George Pataki won't run for president

    08/26/2011 11:41:45 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 29 replies
    WHO-TV, Des Moines IA ^ | 8/26/11 | WHO-TV
    NO PATAKI: Former New York governor George Pataki won't run for president and has opted out of a scheduled event in Des Moines Saturday Former New York governor George Pataki has cancelled plans to attend a Polk County Republicans event in Des Moines Saturday, as he announces he won't seek the office of president. Pataki had been scheduled to speak at the Polk County Republicans summer picnic at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Many expected Pataki to reveal he would run for president in 2012 at the picnic, but now sources close to him say he has decided against declaring as...
  • Prosecutor decides not to file charges against Wis. Supreme Court justice in choking incident

    08/25/2011 9:21:00 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/25/11 | nbc15_madison
    Prosecutor decides not to file charges against Wis. Supreme Court justice in choking incident
  • Sex-Crazed Insects Whip Up 'Bugnadoes' In Iowa

    08/18/2011 4:32:09 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/17/11 | Natalie Wolchover
    Tornadoes aren't the only funnels that touch down in the Midwest. "Bugnadoes" — vortexes of swarming bugs — occasionally twist through, too. On the night of July 4, professional storm chaser and photographer Mike Hollingshead caught sight of an enormous bugnado in southwestern Iowa. The air above the cornfields was so thick with bugs "it looked like it was smoking," Hollingshead told Life's Little Mysteries. He captured the strange sight on camera, and his video has gone viral in recent days. But what are the bugnadoes? Joe Kieper, an entomologist who is executive director of the Virginia Museum of Natural...
  • Iowa 9 bridge closed over the Mississippi River at Lansing

    08/17/2011 5:28:55 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 38 replies
    Iowa DOT ^ | 8/17/11 | Iowa DOT
    AMES, Iowa – Aug. 17, 2011 – The bridge carrying Iowa 9 over the Mississippi River at Lansing in Allamakee County is closed to traffic in both directions, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). During a regular inspection, the consultant found a crack in the floor beam under the bridge deck. Upon discovery, the bridge was closed immediately. It is unknown at this time the duration of the closure. The bridge inspection will continue during the next two days. The Iowa DOT is in the process of developing a repair procedure, which will determine the duration of the...
  • Appeals court rules against Obama healthcare law

    08/12/2011 10:43:58 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/11 | Reuters
    An appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama's healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House. The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also ruled that the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect. The legality of the so-called individual mandate, a cornerstone of the healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Obama administration has defended the provision as constitutional.
  • Earthquake: 3.4 M - SOUTH DAKOTA

    08/09/2011 1:46:08 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 45 replies
    USGS Email ^ | 8/9/11 | USGS
    3.4 M - SOUTH DAKOTA Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 3.4 M Date-Time 9 Aug 2011 19:45:18 UTC 9 Aug 2011 14:45:18 near epicenter 9 Aug 2011 13:45:18 standard time in your timezone Location 44.365N 100.363W Depth 15 km Distances 1 km (1 miles) NE (56 degrees) of Fort Pierre, SD 2 km (1 miles) W (261 degrees) of Pierre, SD 34 km (21 miles) WSW (241 degrees) of Blunt, SD 305 km (190 miles) WNW (289 degrees) of Sioux Falls, SD 640 km (398 miles) NE (35 degrees) of Denver, CO Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 16.3 km; Vertical 10.9 km...
  • Strawn: Straw Poll Voting More Secure than State Elections

    08/05/2011 3:52:02 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 6 replies
    Iowa GOP ^ | 8/5/11 | Iowa GOP
    DES MOINES- Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn today detailed the voting rules and procedures for the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll. Strawn said the Iowa GOP worked in conjunction with Secretary of State Matt Schultz and Story County Auditor Lucy Martin to create a voting experience that mirrors any state or municipal election. Additionally, the Iowa GOP will require Straw Poll attendees to provide a photo identification by providing an Iowa Driver’s License/Identification Card to ensure that only Iowans participate in the election. Voting for the Iowa Straw Poll will take place in both Hilton Coliseum (north side entrance) and the...
  • Bachmann: other House GOPers “will have to come to their own conclusion”

    07/26/2011 4:36:05 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 11 replies / Radio Iowa ^ | 7/26/11 | O. Kay Henderson
    GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann held a news conference in Ankeny early this afternoon. “I wanted to be able to have just a word with you in response to President Obama’s statement last night regarding raising the debt ceiling,” she began. According to Bachmann, both parties have flawed approaches to this debate. ”The premise is wrong…because what we need is a fundamental restructuring of our economy,” Bachmann said. She said the Boehner plan is “wrong” because it would raise the debt ceiling, but when pressed on two different occasions, she would not call upon her Republican colleagues in the House...
  • Tim Pawlenty Ominously Downplaying Iowa

    07/10/2011 12:35:02 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 13 replies
    TPM ^ | 7/9/11 | Benjy Sarlin
    Tim Pawlenty and his top staff are increasingly downplaying the importance of Iowa in interviews, a strange turn given its central importance to his campaign so far. Pawlenty told reporters that "this week is the first time that I've campaigned in earnest in Iowa," according to the Des Moines Register despite the fact that he's been pouring huge amounts of time and resources into the state for months. Earlier this week, top aide Vin Weber lowered expectations for the campaign by labeling Pawlenty's rival Minnesotan Michele Bachmann the frontrunner, who has been surging in the polls. "It's going to be...
  • CNN Cancels ‘In the Arena’ With Eliot Spitzer

    07/06/2011 11:53:46 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 24 replies
    NY TImes ^ | 7/6/11 | BRIAN STELTER
    1:42 p.m. | Updated CNN on Wednesday cancelled Eliot Spitzer’s 8 p.m. political talk show, “In The Arena,” after only nine months, and said it would shift Anderson Cooper’s 10 p.m. nightly newscast into the time slot. The cable news channel also said that Erin Burnett, a new hire from CNBC, would take over the 7 p.m. time slot on weekdays, replacing John King, who will move to 6 p.m. “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” which currently runs from 5 to 7 p.m., will move to 4 to 6 p.m. ... The changes at CNN will begin to take...
  • LA Dodgers file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    06/27/2011 6:04:52 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 71 replies ^ | 6/27/11 |
    LA Dodgers file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy headline only so far - CNBC says it's in a Delaware court...
  • AP Sources: NBC retains Olympic rights for 4 games

    06/07/2011 10:33:03 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/7/11 | Yahoo News
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Officials with knowledge of the decision say NBC has retained the U.S. Olympic television rights in a four-games deal through 2020 worth more than $4 billion. The two officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision has not yet been officially announced by the International Olympic Committee. NBC won a three-way bidding contest against ESPN and Fox. It will have exclusive rights to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the 2018 Winter Games and 2020 Olympics, whose sites have...
  • Quake: 3.9 Mw - MISSOURI

    06/07/2011 8:05:34 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 23 replies · 2+ views
    USGS Email ^ | 6/7/11 | USGS
    3.9 Mw - MISSOURI Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 3.9 Mw Date-Time 7 Jun 2011 08:10:34 UTC 7 Jun 2011 03:10:34 near epicenter 7 Jun 2011 02:10:34 standard time in your timezone Location 38.121N 90.933W Depth 5 km Distances 18 km (11 miles) SE (137 degrees) of Miramiguoa Park, MO 23 km (14 miles) ESE (116 degrees) of Sullivan, MO 24 km (15 miles) NNW (327 degrees) of Potosi, MO 82 km (51 miles) SW (227 degrees) of St. Louis, MO Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 10.7 km; Vertical 3.0 km Parameters Nph = 187; Dmin = 83.5 km; Rmss = 1.49...
  • Apple Releases Security Update -

    05/31/2011 2:07:06 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 6 replies
    MacRumors ^ | 5/31/11 |
    Apple today released Security Update 2011-003 (Snow Leopard), a new software update that addresses the "Mac Defender" malware that has been afflicting Mac users over the past month.
  • Bachmann to announce in Waterloo next month

    05/26/2011 7:19:00 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 59 replies
    A ganette rag | 5/26/11 | TONY LEYS
    Gannett Rag - Link Only
  • Jared Loughner found mentally unfit for trial

    05/25/2011 9:12:45 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 101 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/25/11 | Staff
  • Measles Reported in Central Iowa

    05/24/2011 1:37:10 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 58 replies
    Iowa Dep't of Health ^ | 5/24/11 | Ia Dep't Public Health
    A confirmed case of measles has occurred in a Dallas County resident. This situation is being treated as a public health emergency because measles spreads easily and can cause serious illness and death. Local public health officials in Dallas and Polk counties are working with the Iowa Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) to determine who this individual may have exposed to measles and are at risk of becoming ill. Any individuals who visited the following locations at the listed times should check to make sure they have received two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccines. Those older than their mid-50s and...
  • Rush & CNBC Report: Trump NOT running

    05/16/2011 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Live cast & My TV | 5/16/11 | self
    Headline only - CNBC Reports Trump NOT running; Rush says "It's becasue he might win"... bottom line: when NBC said "apprentice" would go on with out him, he decided not to run - says Rush...
  • Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data

    05/02/2011 5:12:39 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/2/11 | MIKE ALLEN
    The assault force of Navy SEALs snatched a trove of computer drives and disks during their weekend raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, yielding what a U.S. official called “the mother lode of intelligence.” The special operations forces grabbed personal computers, thumb drives and electronic equipment during the lightning raid that killed bin Laden, officials told POLITICO.
  • Oh HaleyNo! (Barbour OUT)

    04/25/2011 12:56:14 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 29 replies
    His Website ^ | 4/25/11 | Haley Barbour
    April 25, 2011 STATEMENT OF GOV. BARBOUR "I will not be a candidate for president next year. This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided. "Hundreds of people have encouraged me to run and offered both to give and raise money for a presidential campaign. Many volunteers have organized events in support of my pursuing the race. Some have dedicated virtually full time to setting up preliminary organizations in critical, early states and to helping plan what has been...
  • Former AL State Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore Announced He's Running for President

    04/18/2011 7:48:19 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 49 replies
    WHO-Radio ^ | 4/18/11 | Se;f
    Live on the radio during the Jan Mickelson program, Judge Roy Moore made it official - he's running. Announced Moments ago.
  • Mapleton, IA: Hit by tornado - F3?

    04/09/2011 7:08:30 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 46 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | 4/9/11 | SCJ
    A tornado struck the town of Mapleton, Iowa, this evening. The Journal has staff en route, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has already approved an emergency proclamation for Monona County in response to tonight's tornado. Damage on the ground is reportedly very bad, and people are being turned away from the Mapleton city limits.
  • Elizabeth Taylor, RIP

    03/23/2011 6:13:11 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 306 replies · 1+ views
    Twitter breaking news | 3/23/11 | self
    Twitter BReaking news - RIP Elizabeth Taylor. Several news organizations confirming.
  • AT&T to Buy T-Mobile USA for $39 Billion

    03/20/2011 1:20:59 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 36 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/20/11 | John C Abell
    AT&T said on Sunday it would buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion, creating the largest wireless company in the United States from what were the nation’s second and fourth providers.
  • AFLAC to Gilbert Gottfired: Duck off (my title)

    03/14/2011 2:00:42 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 27 replies
    CNBC TV | 3/14/11 | self
    CNBC "breaking" news - AFLAC fires Gilbert Gottfried as voice for the duck over his Japan related twitter posts that AFLAC considered to be in bad taste; will have casting call for a new duck voice.
  • Eric Woolson signs on with Tim Pawlenty

    03/09/2011 11:30:11 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 5 replies ^ | 3/9/11 | Chris Cillizza
    Eric Woolson, a top aide to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.) in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, has signed on with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty for the coming 2012 contest, according to two sources familiar with the decision
  • Post political columnist David Broder dies

    03/09/2011 10:14:12 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 63 replies ^ | 3/9/11 | Adam Bernstein
    David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday in Arlington of complications from diabetes.
  • Earthquake -3.5 M - ARKANSAS

    02/16/2011 2:25:39 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 31 replies
    USGS Email | 2/16/11 | USGS
    3.5 M - ARKANSAS Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 3.5 M Date-Time 16 Feb 2011 21:46:17 UTC16 Feb 2011 15:46:17 near epicenter16 Feb 2011 15:46:17 standard time in your timezone Location 35.270N 92.407W Depth 5 km Distances 5 km (3 miles) NNW (340 degrees) of Greenbrier, AR 5 km (3 miles) SSE (163 degrees) of Twin Groves, AR 9 km (6 miles) NNE (29 degrees) of Wooster, AR 60 km (37 miles) N (353 degrees) of Little Rock, AR 420 km (261 miles) SSW (208 degrees) of St. Louis, MO Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 9.5 km; Vertical 0.0 km Parameters Nph...
  • Young Adults Choose Self-Esteem Boost Over Sex and Money

    01/16/2011 8:22:09 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 6 replies ^ | 1/12/11 | MEREDITH MELNICK
    In two consecutive studies of a total 282 students, researchers at Ohio State University showed that the majority of students chose kudos over more primal rewards like food, alcohol and sex as well as more sentimental rewards, like seeing a close friend. They even chose accolades over cold, hard cash. But why?
  • Vikings decide to go with Frazier as coach

    01/02/2011 12:20:59 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 17 replies ^ | 1/2/11 | Judd Zulgad
    DETROIT -- Leslie Frazier will have the interim label removed from his head coaching title this week. The Star Tribune has confirmed that the Vikings have decided to make Frazier the eighth head coach in Vikings history. An announcement is expected Monday or Tuesday. It's believed Frazier will receive a deal in the neighborhood of three years.
  • Businessweek: Verizon iPhone to be announced by Valentine’s Day

    12/30/2010 10:17:53 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 35 replies · 26+ views
    BGR ^ | 12/30/2010 | Zach Epstein
    According to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek on Wednesday, Apple will hold a special event by Valentine’s Day to introduce a new iPhone compatible with the Verizon Wireless network. The report mirrors one of two theories posed by BGR Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Geller earlier this month. Businessweek goes on to suggest that while the launch of an iPhone for Verizon Wireless could have a sizable impact on AT&T’s business, it will not be the “death blow” many have speculated. Even if AT&T loses as many as 6 million subscribers as a result of Verizon’s iPhone launch, Businessweek postulates, the lost revenue...
  • Iowa GOP summer straw poll will include presidential debate

    12/16/2010 5:26:59 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 8 replies
    Globe Gazette Des Moines Bureau ^ | 12/16/10 | JAMES Q. LYNCH
    Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn today announced the party will host the Iowa Straw Poll Aug. 13, 2011. However, Strawn also announced the Iowa GOP is expanding the Iowa Straw Poll to include a Republican presidential debate Aug. 11. The party is partnering with FOX News to host the debate, which will give presidential hopefuls an opportunity to directly speak to Iowans, as well as the nation, just days before tens of thousands of Iowans cast their straw poll votes.
  • Baseball Great Bob Feller has died

    12/15/2010 7:31:21 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 56 replies · 1+ views
    WHO-TV, Des Moines IA | 12/15/10 | Self
    WHO-TV in Des Moines is reporting that the "Van Meter Heater", Iowa's greatest-ever baseball player, Bob Feller has died in a Cleveland hospice at the age of 92
  • Toddlers Pick iPhone Over Windows 7 Phones 10-1

    12/05/2010 8:59:10 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 21 replies · 1+ views
    TechCrunch ^ | 12/5/10 | Michael Arrington
    Flashcards for toddlers is a huge business. Ok, I actually have no idea how big of a business it is. But I know parents think they’re an important part of the development of their child, and I have witnessed that toddlers will actually tolerate them for short periods of time. The direct feedback loop is key. All of this stuff is moving to touch devices, obviously. Children love them, and get how to use them immediately. Anyhow, interesting data from iTot Apps, the creator of a popular flashcard app for toddlers call, aptly, Toddler Flashcards. The company, by the way,...
  • Modified radar gun identifies suicide bombers up to ten meters away

    11/27/2010 6:37:29 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 28 replies
    Endgadget ^ | 11/27/10 | Joseph L. Flatley
    William Fox of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and John Vesecky, his colleague at UC Santa Cruz, are working on a modified radar gun that can identify suicide bombs worn under the clothing. To do this, they cataloged the most common arrangements of looped wires used to construct "suicide vests," and developed software that can identify the radar cross-section of each. So far, results have been pretty good: according to New Scientist, "telltale factors in the polarisation of the reflected signals" allowed them to correctly identify volunteers dressed as bombers up to ten meters away, roughly eighty-five percent of...
  • Brad Childress fired by Vikings

    11/22/2010 9:31:33 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 133 replies
    FoxSports ^ | 11/22/10 | Jay Glazer
    The Brad Childress Era in Minnesota is over. The team relieved the head coach of his duties Monday morning, has learned. MORE TO COME