Monthly Archives: April 2012

Apr 30

ESPN blogger dumps on Iowa football

Not the University of Iowa, not the universities or our D-III college conference, but football in Iowa, period. Last week, a Cyclone fan wrote to Big 12 blogger David Ubben about all the current head coaches who had links to … Continue reading

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Apr 28

Aredale’s mayor on Tonight Show

Hulu has the interview, but does not have the segments about him in one clip. There is either the entire show for Friday (he’s the second guest, after Mel Gibson) or search for “18-year-old mayor.”

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Apr 27

In which Iowa State is simultaneously BCS doormat and Evil Power Conference school

The 11 Division I-A football conference commissioners (and Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick, can’t forget him, reminding us that Notre Dame answers to no one) are reportedly close to announcing what the new college football postseason structure will look like. … Continue reading

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Apr 25

A drive-by that’s grudgingly accurate

Noted Iowa State hater Pat Forde is at it again. What about the move to outlaw 6-6 teams from bowl games: That will definitely spur some discussion and debate. In that scenario, several bowls likely would be put out of … Continue reading

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Apr 25

Northbound I-35 Ankeny rest area closes Monday

It will be the first torn down for the new interchange. (Des Moines Register)

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Apr 24

Where’s “US 20 in Iowa”?

Not on Google Maps, apparently. “US Route XX in Illinois” has been applied to every US route in the country that passes through Illinois, from US 41 in southern Florida to US 20 through Iowa. And besides, even in Illinois … Continue reading

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Apr 24

I-380 construction

IA 297 had 50 days to live when this picture was taken, May 20, 2003 The most interesting thing about this summer’s reconstruction project of I-380/US 20 is the creation of unequal lanes. There is going to be a 14-foot-wide … Continue reading

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Apr 23

Red light, green light

Des Moines has 420 signalized intersections. West Des Moines has 110. (Note: Sidebar on link may not work in Safari.) Tama County has six.

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Apr 20

A dozen pages updated

The most time-consuming part of updating pages, it seems, is re-counting the order for the photo dates at the bottom of each page. That said, these were from pictures taken in mid-2011. Pages updated: 62, 111, 113, 142, 202, 221, … Continue reading

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Apr 19

Is there a doctor in the county?

Taylor County has no doctor’s offices, according to this map. (Start at the national level and zoom in.) About half of the counties in the middle shade of orange there only have one doctor’s office.

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