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Knoxville clock faces removed
Work has begun on the courthouse clock tower project. Looking up at the tower on Tuesday, one would see that the faces of the clock, on all four sides, are missing.
Are Americans smart to stop drinking diet sodas?
Recent data from Beverage Digest suggest many are cutting back on diet sodas. Consumption of diet sodas fell more than that of sugary sodas in 2013. This raises two questions: Why is total consumption declining, and is drinking diet soda harmful to health?
Burn bans popping up as dry conditions persist
OTTUMWA — When last week’s rains didn’t arrive as expected, it wasn’t good news. Most of Iowa remains in some form of drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor views more than 80 percent of Iowa as abnormally dry. About 56 percent of the state is in at least a moderate drought.
Travelers fly on Air Twitter
The enlightened age of social media has dawned over the airline industry, casting shadows over telephone call centers and on-site agents. Facebook and Twitter are racking up the friends and followers while the hold music plays on.
Oskaloosa church plans reenactment of Stations of the Cross
OSKALOOSA -- Central Reformed Church is reenacting the Stations of the Cross this weekend to give people an understanding of the true meaning of Easter. Actors from the congregation will portray six stations of the cross and the scenes will be set up
VIDEO: Amazing dance moves at NCAA title game
Eye-catching action wasn't confined to the court at AT&T Stadium Monday night during the NCAA Championship game between UConn and Kentucky. This pair -- apparently a father and son -- delighted the crowd during a timeout with some synchronized dance moves.
West students help Davis family
The students, faculty and staff of West Elementary have once again opened their hearts and piggy banks. In the month of March, West Elementary raised $1,838.55 for Penelope Davis, a toddler stricken with cancer.
VIDEO: White House may ban selfies
The White House wasn't too pleased after Red Sox player David Ortiz snapped a selfie with President Obama that was later used promotionally by Samsung.
At many leading schools, football fails to make cut
To my astonishment, 67 of the top 100 schools, ranked by participation in college-level tests, said they do not field a team, denoting a shift in American high school culture, at least in those schools that challenge their students most.
A man with amnesia taught us how memories become personal
Although not as celebrated as the late American amnesiac H.M., for my money K.C. taught us more important and poignant things about how memory works. He showed how we make memories personal and personally meaningful. He also had a heck of a life story.
Why Starbucks won't recycle your paper coffee cup
When you drop that used white paper cup into the bin next to the door at a Starbucks, have you done your part to save the planet? Starbucks has long hoped that you would think so. After all, there's no better way to attract an affluent, eco-conscious clientele than to convince customers that your disposable product is "renewable."
Wilkins eager to lead KHS
The Knoxville School Board officially approved a contract with Tracy Wilkins Thursday night. Wilkins is set to take over as Principal of Knoxville High School for the coming school year.
OHS Robotics Team is going to world competition
OSKALOOSA -- The Oskaloosa High School Robotics Team -- "The Sock Monkeys" -- are on their way to world competition in St. Louis later this month. The team earned a victory in the Super Regionals held Saturday at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Th
3 apps to make your flight easier
Whether you fly once a week for work or once a year for a vacation, you can bet that all areas of your trip are being monitored by smart phones. While it isn't hard to find an app with your flight info, some apps make the process of flying a lot simpler.
Don't blame voters for low turnout
Suppose nobody votes this year. On Nov. 4 the doors to the polling places are thrown open, and there isn't anyone in line. No absentee ballots are filed. No one litigates, charging either fraud or discrimination, because there weren't any voters.
It won't happen. But if it did, pundits and activists would surely blame public apathy for such a catastrophe. I'd name a different culprit: the major parties, their candidates and their acolytes in the news media.
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