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  • Amid economic pain, Americans cut back on cosmetic surgery

    Amid economic pain, Americans cut back on cosmetic surgery
    People are cutting back on cosmetic surgery and other elective surgeries in response to the dismal economy, reversing the booming popularity of tummy tucks, eye lifts, and breast implants, which have soared in popularity in recent years, particularly...
  • Keeping up with ... New Trier's Tommy Wingels

    Keeping up with ...  New Trier's Tommy Wingels
    Like most freshmen arriving at nationally recognized college programs, Miami (Ohio) hockey newcomer Tommy Wingels (New Trier) wasn't expecting to have a major impact on his team's fortunes this year. But with the Redhawks' top player, senior forward Nate...
  • Four arrested in protest of Karl Rove

     
    by Katie Fretland Former Bush advisor Karl Rove was invited to speak at a GOP fundraiser in Des Moines, Iowa, but he did not get the warmest of welcomes from four residents who pledged to arrest him. Law enforcement officers......
  • Voters as ignorant as ever: book

     
    by Frank James Good piece in the Washington Post Style section about a new follow-up to an almost 50-year old book called The American Voter which found way back then in that black-and-white TV era that American voters were ignorant......
  • Iowa redux: If John Edwards had not run

     
    Former Sen. John Edwards addresses Iowa supporters,January 3, 2008. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT) by Mark Silva In the field of counting angels on the top of an Iowa silo, one seasoned expert has an answer to the intriguing......
  • Feds Paying Drivers to Participate in Study

     
    A federally funded study being conducted by the University of Iowa will pay drivers $895 to keep track of their driving habits by installing a GPS device on their cars. Sound like an easy way to make $895? Yeah, we......
  • The Balloonatics

     
    Photograph by Jeff Barnard/Associated Press July 6, 2008: Kent Couch prepares to lift off in a lawn chair from his gas station in Bend, Ore., in a balloon-suspended lawn chair at dawn. About nine hours later, he created a sensation in Cambridge, Idaho,...
  • A television book club, UK-style

     
    This weekend, British producer Amanda Ross announced the picks for her new show "TV Book Club." Called the Simon Cowell of publishing, Ross was the woman behind Richard and Judy's book club. For years, the popular talk show "Richard &......
  • Author Barry Hannah, 67, has died

     
    Author Barry Hannah died on Monday at his home in Oxford, Miss. He was 67. The county coroner said Hannah died of natural causes. Hannah, who was born in Mississippi, broke onto the literary stage in 1972 when his debut......
  • Chinoda leaves blood center — tomorrow

     
    Florida's Blood Center just announced that CEO Anne Chinoda will resign tomorrow. They gave her a severance package worth $380,000 and extracted promises of both cooperation and “non-disparagement.” We'll have more in tomorrow's paper. In...
  • Obama: Healthcare law no 'Armageddon'

     
    by Peter Nicholas IOWA CITY, Iowa -- With his healthcare overhaul now enshrined in law, President Barack Obama warned Republicans today that any attempt to repeal the measure would backfire and that Americans will quickly see that the new package......
  • Obama's healthcare: Iowa then and now

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama returned to Iowa City, Iowa, today to tout the healthcare legislation that he signed into law today. It was Iowa City, on May 29, 2007, where candidate Obama first proposed his vision of a......