Monthly Archives: August 2012

Aug 31

Hurricanes in Iowa

The National Weather Service in Des Moines recently included a series in its newsletters about hurricanes whose official track went through Iowa. There have been three: The Galveston hurricane of 1900, which made it all the way to Central Iowa … Continue reading

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Aug 31

Where ISU’s records stand entering 2012-13

This is an update to a post I made last year. As of the beginning of the 2012 season, Iowa State has played 1,140 football games, according to the NCAA, but the two disagree on the win-loss-tie record (500-594-46 vs. 499-595-46). The discrepancy … Continue reading

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Aug 30

Have fun storming the castle

Pat Forde is trolling the Cyclones, the Sooners, or both: Oklahoma at Iowa State (32), Nov. 3. Paul Rhoads, on the other hand, has a big moment every year. In three seasons at Iowa State, Rhoads has shocked Nebraska as a 20-point … Continue reading

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Aug 29

THAT is the first “song” on Mars?

If any Martians are reading this: On behalf of the entire human race, I apologize. Please do not invade us.

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Aug 29

My Armstrong/space column

Printed in Tuesday’s Register, online here.

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Aug 28

More on “A Place for Heroes”

Filming continues in Traer. It sounds like they staged one of our customary Memorial Day services. Yes, that is one of my relatives making an appearance. “The man inspired me. Very moving. It’s nice to see patriotism passed on,” said Max … Continue reading

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Aug 27

Construction update for Sioux City

Rebuilding I-29 through the area is halfway done, the Sioux City Journal says — but that means there’s another five years of work ahead.

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Aug 25

Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012

The world has lost a pioneer. EDIT 8/26: I have replaced the picture after Charles Apple’s blog pointed out the previous one used Buzz Aldrin’s footprint. More pictures and information there.

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Aug 25

The Alphabet Bowl

Last night, AGWSR beat BCLUW 13-6 in a cross-district Class A game. “It was the alphabet game,” one of the guys said on the Iowa Sports Spotlight Scoreboard Show (broadcast on radio and Channel 13.2). Alphabet game? No, make it … Continue reading

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Aug 24

KWWL piece on “A Place for Heroes”

Article here. Video embedded below. Norbert Caloud’s name got misspelled again, but Cecelia Podhajsky’s is fine. Go figure. KWWL.com – News

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