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  • Iowa lawmaker calls for death penalty, chemical castration

    01/26/2013 5:31:25 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 21 replies
    Quad-City Times ^ | January 25, 2013 | Mike Wiser
    DES MOINES — A state senator will push for public hearings on the death penalty in the Iowa Senate and House of Representatives as he files legislation to bring capital punishment back to Iowa. Sen. Kent Sorenson, R-Milo, has championed the idea of reintroducing the death penalty in Iowa since the abduction and killing of Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, this summer in Evansdale. Elizabeth’s parents joined Sorenson and parents of other missing and murdered children at a Capitol news conference, where the senator outlined five pieces of legislation he plans to introduce this session. Iowa abolished the...
  • True Crime-Rape While Sleepwalking, An Unusual Prosecution of ID Theft

    11/15/2007 4:48:12 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 90+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 11/15/07 | Pat Fish
    That horrific thrill murder involving beheadings and teens. An ID theft you won’t believe and a woman raped while sleepwalking. If you don't think True Crime can be funny, click in for this post.
  • THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME GRAFFITTI!!!!

    02/17/2005 5:02:28 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 115 replies · 18,829+ views
    2003 Freedom*Rock ( In Rural Iowa) ^ | Summer 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 | Ray "Bubba" Sorensen
    There is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy.25 in rural Iowa. For generations, kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing it's character many times. A few months back, the rock received it's latest paint job, and since then it has been left completely undisturbed. It's quite an impressive sight. Scroll down and check out the multiple photos (all angles) of the rock. It seems the flag was draped over the rock, but it's not. It's actually painted on the rock too. Here's the artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen. Directions to the Freedom*Rock Approx. 37...
  • NYT: Courage, CBS News -- With the Departure of Dan Rather, Some See a Fresh Start for the Network

    11/24/2004 5:49:41 AM PST · by OESY · 43 replies · 1,406+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2004 | BILL CARTER
    For some veterans of CBS News, the departure of Dan Rather from the network's evening newscast represents a kind of coda on a long, sad song of decline from greatness. The news organization that did the most to define broadcast news from the early days of radio through the golden age of television in the 1950's and 1960's has gone through a marked falloff in the last 15 years, probably suffering more than any other network from the shrinking of resources that matched its shrinking audiences. But the notion that Mr. Rather's decision to give up his anchor job is...
  • Medal of honor winner Richard Sorenson dies

    10/18/2004 2:36:04 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 15 replies · 1,146+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 10-18-04 | Trudi Hahn
    When the shout of "hand grenade" came, Richard Sorenson, a 19-year-old Marine in his first battle, knew what to do. "We had been trained, over and over again, to cover a hand grenade," he told the Minneapolis Tribune in 1949 about his World War II experiences. "Cover the grenade! Don't let everybody get it just to save your own hide."