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The Register's high school football all-state team

desmoinesregister.com — Both were named to the Des Moines Sunday Register's Elite all-state football team for the second straight year. Raridon, a junior who has already made plans to play at Nebraska, has been named to the 101st Sunday Register all-state squad. Adam, who was 162-for-162 on extra points during his high school career, also repeated.
Nov 22, 2014

Also, Bondurant-Farrar's Cole Schlenker is 2nd team 3-A defense. Congrats all! dmreg.co/1qQVMvB #iahsfb

Nov 22, 2014

Southeast Polk's Mikesell, Marnin are @DMRsports elite all-state. Bondurant-Farrar's Petersen 1st team 3-A dmreg.co/1qQVMvB #iahsfb

Munson: Stop the spread of Ebola . . . paranoia

desmoinesregister.com — These three women in quarantine aren't sick, although they have good reason to be sick of panicky Americans. Lynnette Bayer and her 14-year-old daughter, Kelsey, returned home Nov. 10 from Uganda with their friend, Pam Lindemann. The trio, all members of East Side Christian Church in Council Bluffs, spent a dozen days overseas on a mission trip.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @tonyleys: How Ebola-noia led 3 Iowans to go into quarantine after trip to Uganda, 2,800 miles from virus zone. dmreg.co/1qOQEIa via @kylemunson

Nov 22, 2014

How Ebola-noia led 3 Iowans to go into quarantine after trip to Uganda, 2,800 miles from virus zone. dmreg.co/1qOQEIa via @kylemunson

The Register's Editorial: Profiles in courage, junior high edition

desmoinesregister.com — Thirteen-year-old Ireland Hobert Hoch is a student at Southeast Polk Junior High School, but she could probably teach a class there in constructive dissent. After a physical education teacher called her to the front of the class to be weighed, Ireland refused. Although she is tall and lean, Ireland doesn't particularly enjoy weighing herself- who does?
Nov 23, 2014

RT @DMRevans: SE Polk student is profile in courage for standing up against unwise public weighings of kids. @DMRegister editorial dmreg.co/1zIn6vN

'Gruber Confession' shows Obama arrogance

desmoinesregister.com — It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism. The October 2013 video shows MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, a principal architect of Obamacare, admitting that, in order to get it passed, the law was made deliberately obscure and deceptive.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @DMRevans: Columnist writes that 'Gruber Confession' shows Obama's arrogance. @DMRegister dmreg.co/1qRvn0B

Iowa State rushing attack breaks out vs. Tech

desmoinesregister.com — Iowa State running back DeVondrick Nealy looked at Texas Tech's stats and got excited. He knew a good chance was presenting itself Saturday. The Cyclones rushed for a season-high 265 yards during a 34-31 loss to Texas Tech. It's been a long time coming for the unit that has struggled week in and week out.

Rhoads on Richardson: 'Fantastic, admirable, tough'

desmoinesregister.com — Iowa State quarterback Sam Richardson took hit after hit and made throw after throw Saturday. The Iowa State quarterback was back on the field after missing one game, helping the Cyclones offense in a 34-31 loss to Texas Tech at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday night.
Nov 22, 2014

Rhoads on Richardson: 'Fantastic, admirable, tough.' My story at @DMRCyclones. dmreg.co/1zNAcI9 #Cyclones

Texas Tech snatches victory from Cyclones

desmoinesregister.com — At one point, Iowa State football players danced on the sidelines and fans celebrated in the stands, thinking their losing streak was finally over. Eventually, the dancing and the celebrating died down and the losing streak lived on. Texas Tech delivered another crushing blow to Iowa State's season with a 34-31 victory over the Cyclones Saturday night.

Des Moines again struggling with nitrates in water

desmoinesregister.com — Two rivers that supply water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate levels spiking to levels that make it unsafe for some to drink, a concentration experts haven't before seen in the fall that likely stems from especially wet weather in recent months.
Nov 22, 2014

Maybe Change Cropping Patterns?: Des Moines again struggles with #nitrates in #water dmreg.co/1qKhjGb @DMRegister h/t @envirhealthnews

Nov 22, 2014

RT @DMRegister: Des Moines Water Works says it's never seen higher nitrate levels in the rivers it uses for water: dmreg.co/1p9uYFJ

Peterson: Cyclones just needed one more ... something

desmoinesregister.com — One more touchdown. One more defensive stop. One more completion. One fewer missed field goal from a guy who entered the game as one of the most accurate in the nation. Saturday's 34-31 loss against Texas Tech was an example of what right now largely defines this Iowa State football program.
Nov 22, 2014

#cyclones were just one more something-or-other away from winning Sat.. ow.ly/EJtBL We've heard this before.

What does history say for Ben Carson?

desmoinesregister.com — History has shown that, yes, you can become president even if you've never been elected to any other office. But the military has been the only route to the White House outside politics. Seven presidential hopefuls have become major-party nominees despite having no elected office experience.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @tonyleys: Interesting Ben Carson sidebar by @JenniferJJacobs: No one has won presidency w/o political or military experience. dmreg.co/1zL4Xxb

Nov 22, 2014

Interesting Ben Carson sidebar by @JenniferJJacobs: No one has won presidency w/o political or military experience. dmreg.co/1zL4Xxb

Romenesko cries fowl over Register story

desmoinesregister.com — Thanksgiving Ebola, anyone? It's dangerous business writing about Thanksgiving turkeys. Some eagle-eyed readers (and even very myopic ones) may have noticed that the label on an online preview pane of my "Ode to Thanksgiving (with recipes)" story said "Ebola" instead of "Dining" as it should have.

Blum among creditors of bankrupt NHL player

desmoinesregister.com — Rod Blum, the Dubuque businessman who was elected to Congress from Iowa's 1st District this month, is among the creditors seeking millions of dollars from a bankrupt professional hockey player. Court documents show Blum loaned $2 million to NHL player Jack Johnson in March of 2011, but almost immediately had difficulty receiving repayment and ultimately garnished the biweekly paychecks Johnson receives from the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @jasonnobleDMR: NHL player Jack Johnson, who filed for bankruptcy last month, took out $2M loan from US Rep-elect Rod Blum: desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Nov 22, 2014

From the Des Moines Register, on one of #CBJ Jack Johnson's creditor ... soon to be U.S. Congressman Rod Blum desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @jasonnobleDMR: NHL player Jack Johnson, who filed for bankruptcy last month, took out $2M loan from US Rep-elect Rod Blum: desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @jasonnobleDMR: NHL player Jack Johnson, who filed for bankruptcy last month, took out $2M loan from US Rep-elect Rod Blum: desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @jasonnobleDMR: NHL player Jack Johnson, who filed for bankruptcy last month, took out $2M loan from US Rep-elect Rod Blum: desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

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5 ways Dowling can celebrate football championship

desmoinesregister.com — Dowling Catholic High School won the state Class 4-A football championship Friday by beating Cedar Rapids Washington 49-14. Here are five ways the Maroons of West Des Moines might celebrate their fifth football title and second in a row: 1. Stop by Iowa State University on the way home from Cedar Falls and give the Cyclones a few football pointers.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @frzachk: I'll get to work on #4! | 5 ways Dowling can celebrate football championship dmreg.co/1qLK7y1 @newsmanone

Nov 22, 2014

5 ways Dowling can celebrate football championship ht.ly/EI0Wa

State takes action to avoid low gas supplies, shortages

desmoinesregister.com — Iowa motorists could discover some spot shortages of premium gasoline or diesel fuel as retailers grapple with refinery outages and pipeline disruptions, an official says. Gov. Terry Branstad issued a proclamation on Thursday saying state retailers were experiencing low supplies of diesel. Then the governor issued a similar proclamation for gasoline on Friday.
Nov 22, 2014

Iowa officials take action to avoid low gasoline supplies, shortages dmreg.co/1qOOfx5 via @DMRegister

Live from Ames: What you need to know about Texas Tech-Iowa State

desmoinesregister.com — This is Iowa State's last legitimate shot at a victory, today's 2:30 p.m. game against Texas Tech at Jack Trice Stadium. The 2-7, 0-6 Cyclones finish the season at home against West Virginia next Saturday, and then at TCU on Dec. 6. Today, they're facing a Red Raiders outfit with records of 3-7 and 1-6.
Nov 22, 2014

Windy at The Jack today for a #cyclones vs #TexasTech football game that could go three overtimes. ow.ly/EIH0j

DNA tests don't show lawmaker assaulted wife, son says

desmoinesregister.com — DNA test results have come up negative in the case of a state representative accused of sexually abusing his wife in a care facility, the legislator's son said Friday. Henry Rayhons, 78, of Garner was arrested in August and charged with sexually assaulting his wife, Donna, in May.
Nov 22, 2014

DNA tests don't prove Iowa legislator sexually assaulted wife with dementia, so charge should be dropped, son says. dmreg.co/1zL4wTD

Lost Schools: Their school is closing; now what?

desmoinesregister.com — Corwith, Ia. - Residents here want to avoid Iowa's chronic shuttered school syndrome. Like footage from a horror film, they've watched the agonizing phenomena unfold in their own surrounding communities. School reorganizations or district dissolution in the last three decades have left buildings vacant in such places as nearby Klemme and Wesley communities.

Touted 'Iowa' cookie recipe actually from Illinois

desmoinesregister.com — That date-nut cookie recipe held out by the New York Times as Iowa's iconic Thanksgiving food? It's from Illinois. "My mother used to make it every year," Janet Carter of Brownsburg, Ind., said Thursday. Carter's late mother, Wilma Miller, lived in Mount Sterling, Ill.
Nov 22, 2014

'Iowa' cookie recipe is from Illinois. dmreg.co/1qHOJoI via @DMRegister T'giving uproar in Iowa. Prolly not in Illinois though.

Nov 21, 2014

Confused about @nytimes picking date-nut cookie as iconic Iowa thanksgiving? Turns out the recipe is from Illinois. desmoinesregister.com/story/entertai…

Nov 21, 2014

Confused about @nytimes picking date-nut cookie is iconic Iowa thanksgiving? Turns out the recipe is from Illinois. desmoinesregister.com/story/entertai…

Nov 21, 2014

Remember when the @nytimes said Iowans like date-nut cookies, or whatever? Yea, that recipe is from Illinois. dmreg.co/1xKeAyf

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Innovative architect picked for Kum & Go HQ

desmoinesregister.com — Kum & Go has hired the firm of Renzo Piano, an Italian architect known for museums and skyscrapers, to design its new headquarters in downtown Des Moines, CEO Kyle Krause said Thursday. The announcement provides the latest clue as to what shape Kum & Go's new $92 million office facing the Pappajohn Sculpture Park will take.
Nov 21, 2014

Renzo Piano will design downtown Des Moines HQ for Kum & Go convenience store chain: dmreg.co/1xK5IZF