Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season
Little news is truly made at the Southeastern Conference's media days, where players and coaches predict, insinuate and deflect in advance of this fall's college football season.
- Our unwillingness to defend ourselves The U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity theft pale in comparison with the costs of paperwork, time and inconvenience
- Alan Dixon 'Al the Pal' will be missed What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you?For starters, open your purse or wallet and take a good look at your driver’s license.Before Dixon was Illinois secretary of state from 1977 to 1981, licenses consi
- Author to attend book reading Minecraft has a free play for kids. On Monday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m., kids in grades 6 and younger can come to the library to play Minecraft independently. There are no challenges or competitions, just fun. Registration is required, so please ca
- Fasting in Ramadan can benefit health Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar calendar when fasting is prescribed for all adult Muslims. This year it started on June 28. This month is full of blessing, mercy and devotion. It is the month of spiritual rejuvenation and repentance as well a
- Tobacco ban in parks but not casinos? The Iowa city of Epworth just got tough on smoking. Even though state law already prohibits smoking in enclosed public spaces or public places where lots of people congregate, Epworth recently made it illegal to smoke inside the perimeter of the city
- The heartlessness charge ‘‘The heartlessness and nativist pandering that have broken America’s immigration system must give way to providing proper food, clothing, shelter and medical care to the Central American children streaming into the country,” so pronounced the editor
James bears the weight of Cleveland's championship dreams
Can LeBron James change Cleveland sports history? Overcoming this city's tortured curse could prove impossible - even for the world's best basketball player.
Projects making progress in Clinton
July 1 marked a great day in Clinton. We held a ribbon cutting at the recently renovated Riverview Bandshell, which was well attended by the community. The makeover of the 1980s facility is truly stunning and would not have happened without the suppo
- Homeless tent camps are not the solution The Des Moines RegisterDes Moines has invested a lot of public and private money in providing shelter and assistance for the homeless. This includes temporary shelters, transition housing, public housing and rent subsidies. Yet there are cracks in th
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