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    Are You a Heavy Drinker? Find Out

    Sheldon Shiraki sits at the bar in the trendy Fritti restaurant in Atlanta, happily sipping an ice cold cocktail. Asked how many drinks it would take for the government to consider him a “heavy drinker,” he laughs. “I don’t know — maybe 25 to 30 drinks,” Shiraki says. “A month?” I ask. “A week,” Shiraki […]

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    US Moves to Phase Out Use of Landmines

    The United States will phase out its stockpiles of landmines designed to target people, moving closer to joining a global ban on a weapon that kills more than 15,000 people a year — most of them civilians. U.S. officials made the declaration at an anti-mine conference in Maputo, Mozambique, according to a statement issued by […]

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    Germany Beats USA 1-0, Both Teams Advance

    (CNN) — Moments after Germany defeated the United States 1-0 Thursday at the World Cup, the globe’s biggest sporting spectacle, frenzied U.S. fans danced and cheered in the humid air under New York’s Manhattan Bridge overpass in Brooklyn. One more jubilant celebration — sans a victory. Even in defeat, Team USA earned a spot in […]

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    Oskaloosa Tries Out New Bus Service

    OSKALOOSA, Iowa — A new bus service has begun in Oskaloosa. A group of community leaders met to discuss transportation needs in the city. It is estimated currently 6% of the people and Mahaska County do not have access to vehicle transportation. As a result of those meetings a new two year pilot program was […]

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    Des Moines Schools Receive $3 Million Grant

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines School District is getting a $3 million grant designed to improve the effectiveness of principal supervisors. The money is coming from the Wallace Foundation and will be used to help decrease the number of principals each supervisor is in charge of and also help provide more direct support […]

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    Details on Rare Genetic Disease Marfan Syndrome

    Four days before Baylor University basketball star Isaiah Austin hoped to be drafted into the NBA, his dreams of playing in the pros were extinguished by a rare genetic disease called Marfan syndrome.

  • Saturday Surprise Brings Unexpected Winner

    David Young wasn’t even one of the original candidates in Iowa’s Third District race. For a brief time, the little-known Republican was a candidate for the U.S. Senate after longtime Democrat Tom Harkin announced he would retire. But after longtime Republican Tom Latham announced he would also retire, Young switched races. Young finished fifth in […]

  • THE INSIDERS: Young – June 22, Part 1

    Six Republican candidates were on the ballet on Primary Night for Iowa’s Third District.   They were Robert Cramer, Joe Grandanette, Matt Schultz, Monte Shaw, David Young and Brad Zaun.  None of the candiates got the 35% needed to win the nomination.  As a result, 513 delegates met Saturday in Urbandale for the District Convention to […]

  • Court Ruling May Expand Self-Employment Tax

    Under USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program, a landowner is paid by the federal government for retiring farmland. Currently the Eighth Circuit court of appeals is determining whether or not those payments are subject to self-employment tax, after the U.S. tax court decided last year that they were. In Morehouse-v-Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Roger McEowen with Iowa […]

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    Smith & Wesson: Americans are Buying Fewer Guns

      NEW YORK, New York — Smith & Wesson posted a weak forecast for one simple reason: Americans are buying fewer guns. Shares of the gunmaker plunged nearly 10% Friday morning as it dawned on investors that the once high-flying gun industry is coming down to Earth. The gun industry has experienced an intense run-up […]

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    Former Iowa State AIDS Researcher Federally Indicted for Faked Research

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Federal charges of making false statements have been filed against a former Iowa State University scientist who admitted to faking results in AIDS research. Dr. Dong Pyou Han faces four federal charges, which were filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa Nicholas Klinefeldt. Han admitted he tainted […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS REPORT: Possible Rise in Pork Prices

    With Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus rampant in the country, USDA announced a new reporting rule during the World Expo several weeks ago. Now they are explaining exactly what producers need to do. In a fact sheet released, operations reporting the virus needs to work with a veterinarian to develop and implement a management plan to […]