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Judge: Talking dirty not reason enough to lose job

desmoinesregister.com — Can an Iowa businessman who sells "Wake The ---- Up" coffee fire an employee for having a sexually explicit conversation at work? Not without fair warning, an Iowa judge has ruled. Wellma "Tootie" Shafer of Seymour was terminated in January from the Last Chance Market in the small, southern Iowa town of Russell.
Few journalists would remain if clean language required: Talking dirty not reason enough to lose job desmoinesregister.com/story/news/201… #Kauffmanesque
Iowa judge: Talking dirty not reason enough to fire an employee when your store sells "Wake the F--- Up" coffee desmoinesregister.com/story/news/201…
RT @tonyleys: Clark Kauffman pens a droll classic: Can a business that sells 'Wake The F Up Coffee' fire a clerk for talking dirty? desmoinesregister.com/story/news/201…
Clark Kauffman pens a droll classic: Can a business that sells 'Wake The F Up Coffee' fire a clerk for talking dirty? desmoinesregister.com/story/news/201…

Adoptive parents learn of baby's death via TV

desmoinesregister.com — An Ankeny couple thought they had adopted a son until a month ago, but his birth mother changed her mind - and now the 4-month-old infant is dead, with his father charged with neglect. The 17-year-old father most likely faces additional charges, Des Moines police said.
This couple hoped to adopt a baby. The birth mother took him back. On Tuesday, he was found dead: dmreg.co/1iQYBpA
Sad story: #Ankeny couple thought they'd adopted a son, but birth mother changed her mind — now 4-month-old is dead. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/cri…
This story is breaking my heart. Former adoptive parents learn infant is dead while watching TV: desmoinesregister.com/story/news/cri…
Adoptive parents, forced to return newborn to birth mother, learn of baby's death via TV desmoinesregister.com/story/news/cri…

Meredith earnings fall 37% in fiscal quarter

desmoinesregister.com — Meredith Corp. profits in the third fiscal quarter plummeted 37 percent year-over-year, according to its earnings report released Thursday. The report also showed a 19-percent drop in net profits for the first nine months of the fiscal year. CEO Steve Lacy said the company has been fixed in a "difficult ad environment for Meredith and our media industry peers."
RT @marcosantana: .@MeredithCorp net profit falls in fiscal Q by 37% year-over-year. Conference call coverage to come. fb.me/1ndvKa2b9
Profits at Meredith, owner of Better Homes & Gardens, fell 37%. Magazine ad revenue fell from $129 mill to $112 mill: desmoinesregister.com/story/money/bu…
.@MeredithCorp net profit falls in fiscal Q by 37% year-over-year. Conference call coverage to come. fb.me/1ndvKa2b9

Mark Jacobs sets Iowa mark with own donations

desmoinesregister.com — Millionaire U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs has secured a state record: He has chipped in more of his own money to fuel his campaign than any other Iowan running for office in state history. Jacobs has spent more than $1.65 million from his own pocket, his campaign disclosure report to the Federal Election Commission shows.
RT @JenniferJJacobs: 70% of Mark Jacobs' campaign receipts from the US Senate hopeful's own pocket - $1.65M is Iowa self-funder record. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…
RT @JenniferJJacobs: 70% of Mark Jacobs' campaign receipts from the US Senate hopeful's own pocket - $1.65M is Iowa self-funder record. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…
70% of Mark Jacobs' campaign receipts from the US Senate hopeful's own pocket - $1.65M is Iowa self-funder record. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

WebFilings reaches 2,000 customers for business product

desmoinesregister.com — A much-celebrated Ames software company announced Wednesday it has surpassed 2,000 customers, including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500, for its cloud-based business report platform. Customers using WebFilings, which has won the Technology Association of Iowa's top prize for three straight years, include Adobe, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Google and Energizer.

Master Gardeners open Altoona greenhouse

altoonaherald.desmoinesregister.com — After 10 months of renovations and regrowth, the Polk County Master Gardeners are ready to showcase their new greenhouses to the public. The gardeners have been working since February to prepare for their annual plant sale during the first weekend in May.

Cannabis bill moves forward in Iowa Senate

desmoinesregister.com — The bill sponsor, parents of children with epilepsy and the state's director of drug control policy all weighed in on a bill legalizing medical marijuana to treat severe epilepsy. Jason Noble/The Register The Iowa Legislature moved Wednesday toward decriminalizing oil derived from marijuana for the treatment of severe epilepsy, with lawmakers casting on-the-record votes supporting a proposal many believed had no chance of passage this year.
Iowa moves closer toward decriminalizing oil from marijuana that's used to treat epilepsy, desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Jacobs' financial disclosure runs 65 pages

desmoinesregister.com — Republican Mark Jacobs has financed the majority of his U.S. Senate race expenses from his personal fortune. The $1.65 million he has given his own campaign makes up 70 percent of the $2.37 million in total campaign receipts, his April 15 report to the Federal Election Commission shows.
Iowa GOP US Senate hopeful Mark Jacobs' personal financial disclosure lists 65 pages of investments. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol… #iapolitics

Gronstal pushes Iowa legislation, delivers pizzas

desmoinesregister.com — It's nearly the end of the 2014 session of the Iowa Legislature, which means that pizza is on the evening menu for state lawmakers. Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs, was observed carrying a big stack of cardboard boxes loaded with pizzas at the Iowa Statehouse on Wednesday night.

Drake Relays: Several boys push for Iowa's first 3,200 under 9 minutes

desmoinesregister.com — The drive for nine begins Thursday with the sound of a starter's pistol. The Drake Relays boys' 3,200 meters is scheduled to be held at 4:25 p.m. at Drake Stadium. The clock is ticking as a talent-laden field takes a run at an unheard-of time for Iowans - the 9-minute mark.

Knoxville Raceway tax break sent to Branstad for signature

desmoinesregister.com — The Iowa Senate voted 39-10 Wednesday night to approve legislation that would provide a state sales tax rebate of up to $2 million to the Knoxville Raceway, billed as the "Sprint Car Capital of the World." House File 2464, which goes to Gov.

PETA asks Iowa DOT to approve turkey memorial

desmoinesregister.com — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked Iowa transportation officials for permission to build a temporary memorial tombstone that they say will honor hundreds of turkeys killed in a recent truck crash.

Templeton Rye founder joins EntreFest lineup

desmoinesregister.com — The president and founder of the company behind Iowa's famed Templeton Rye whiskey has joined the speaker list of an Iowa City entrepreneurs conference slated for mid-May. Scott Bush joins Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, former NFL kicker-turned-entrepreneur Nate Kaeding and more than 50 other speakers scheduled to speak at the seventh annual EntreFest from May 14-16.