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Stuart is the Director of Internet Operations at WHO-HD. He's worked in this role since 1995 and was a part of WHO-HDs on-line efforts since the beginning of the project. Long time viewers would recognize Stuart from his Today in Iowa Sunday appearances on Computer Corner!

Before taking the reigns of WHOtv.com, Stuart was a news photographer here at WHO. He began with the station in the summer of 1983 and worked as a news photographer until 1995 when he became webmaster.

Away from the station, Stuart is a private pilot and loves to spend his free time flying over central Iowa.


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  • GOLDEN APPLE: April 2014 Winner

    Before teaching, Shaen Polasky served five years with the Marine Corps. But claims he doesn’t have a “no nonsense” approach to teaching. His teaching methods work in the classroom. He is this month’s Golden Apple Award recipient. To the students and faculty at Indianola High School it was no surprise Shaen Polasky deserved an award. It was for Polasky himself… “All I can say with this recognition is that I hope I can live up to it and keep doing […]

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    YOUNKERS FIRE: Pics And Tweets Tell The Story

    Downtown residents share their photos of what they saw overnight. They also share their memories of the downtown landmark.

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    PLANS SETBACK: Mayor Says Fire is a Tragic Loss

    The old Younkers building was a key part of the Walnut street revitalization project. Developers planned to convert it into housing and retail space.  Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie was in the studio this morning to talk about the impact of today’s events on the future of downtown development. Mayor Cownie says the Younkers building was a key landmark on the downtown landscape. It was the focus of a forty million dollar project to revitalize the downtown area. The project […]

  • Climbing for Cancer

    Over a thousand people crammed into stairwells to fight lung cancer this weekend. Sunday morning was the Annual Fight For Air Climb.  Nearly 1200 participants climbed the stairs of the E.M.C. Insurance company’s building, the Hub Tower and the Des Moines Downtown Marriot.  Teams could choose to climb one or all three. The event raises money for lung cancer research.  Officials say that this year the climb raised $214,000. Event Coordinator Julia McCarville says, “These people have so many reasons […]

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    TANGLED UP: Landing Aircraft Hits Skydiver

    (CNN) — A Cessna collided with a parachute at a small airport in Polk County, Florida, on Saturday.   The plane took a nose dive, and the skydiver was thrown to the ground.   Neither the pilot nor the skydiver were seriously injured when they fell about 75 feet, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Sharon Trembley was doing what are called “touch and goes” with the Cessna, a maneuver in which the plane touches the ground and ascends again. The […]

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    MISSING PLANE: What We Know and What We Don’t

    Two days ago, a Malaysian passenger jet with more than 200 people on board vanished in the skies over Southeast Asia.

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    GOLDEN APPLE: February 2014 Winner

    February’s Golden Apple recipient was awarded to a teacher at one of Des Moines’ most diverse middle schools.   Despite the socio – economic and cultural challenges, Mrs. Mitchell-Gweah says each challenge is an opportunity. After five years working in corporate America Stacie Mitchell-Gweah says it’s fitting she made the switch to education. Mitchell-Gweah once sat in the same seats at Callanan Middle School.  Now a she’s a business education teacher at the school.  She considers her students to be like […]

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    BE PREPARED: Keep Your Car Ready For The Cold

    With these freezing temperatures, frost bite can happen in as little as five to ten minutes.  So be prepared when going outside and when you hit the road. It’s important that you plan ahead to be sure you and your family stay safe when taking a trip in the cold weather.  The Department of Transportation recommends these steps to have your car prepared for the cold… Check your tires. Keep your tank full. Have a mechanic check your battery, belts, […]

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    VIRAL VIDEO: Watch This T-Rex Illusion

    Can you see how this is done before the video gets to the end?  Share with your friends!

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Group Says Ag Experience Lacking in CFTC Appointee

    For 150 years, futures contracts for agriculture commodities have been traded in the United States, and for 50 years this has been regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). There are a total of five CFTC commissioners, and last week President Obama announced he will nominate Sharon Bowen as one of them.  Bowen is a lawyer and Acting Chair of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation; she also was selected as one of America’s top black lawyers by Black Enterprise […]

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    PRIVATE FUNDING: Des Moines Council Considers Bridge Repair Project

    The Des Moines City Council is expected to vote tonight on a fundraising plan for saving the Southwest 5th Street Bridge. Built in 1898, the commonly known “Jackson Street Bridge” was closed in March after an engineering report deemed it to be unsafe.  An estimate showed it could cost up to 3.75 million dollars to repair. Today, the Des Moines City Council will consider a public-private fundraising effort that could repair the Southwest 5th and Southwest 1st street bridges for […]

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    GIVING SEASON: Second Gold Coin Donated

    Christmas came early for the salvation army this weekend. An anonymous donor dropped a South African gold Krugerrand in a red kettle at the Dahl’s food store on Fleur drive on Saturday.  It’s the second gold coin to show up in the Des Moines area this season. The coin donated Saturday is worth more than 12-hundred dollars. The Salvation Army’s bell ringer campaign goal this year is to raise $1.2 million.  There are 60 bell ringers in the metro through […]

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