Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sep 29

Bye week blues

Saturday’s loss to Texas Tech is yet another case of Iowa State being unable to capitalize on a bye week. However, there is a little more to it. Of Iowa State’s seven eight games after bye weeks in the past … Continue reading

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Sep 29

NT remains undefeated against GR

That is all. So it’s only 11 games in 25 years. Still counts!

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Sep 28

New US 20 mainline paved, needs finishing touches

Shoulder work remains to be completed on the new road from US 71 to IA 4, reports the Sioux City Journal, whose editorial board is pleased. If the ribbon ceremony is the weekend or the day before Thanksgiving, I will … Continue reading

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Sep 28

In which I learn I cannot be president of France

Since Iowa was part of the Louisiana Purchase, I was eligible for it until recently, although I still would have needed to learn French. Now I shall go away before being taunted a second time.

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Sep 26

Road trip through the SEC (not mine)

He may be from a backstabbing university, but I have to like anyone who does road trips like I do. In this case it’s Missouri alumnus/SB Nation writer Bill Connelly and a friend going nearly nonstop through the Southeast U.S., visiting … Continue reading

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Sep 22

Toledo intersection stoplight pattern debated

Sept. 21, 2007: This mileage sign was at the 1954-2010 intersection of US 63 and US 30 in Toledo. The stoplight assembly that’s the subject of this post is on the left. When the stoplight at US 30/63 was set up … Continue reading

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Sep 21

Small part of four-lane US 63 open now(ish)

A DOT press release from last week announced the imminent opening of the US 63/IA 3 interchange (formerly a four-way stop) and some four-lane to the north. The release text would indicate that the four-lane is already open 3.6 miles … Continue reading

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Sep 21

License Plate Countdown — ZZI


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Sep 20

2012 Iowa map errors

This is a refresher on an old task of mine: Proofreading the official state highway map. I skipped two years partly because so many corrections had been made. The entire list is after the jump.

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Sep 19

Has it really been that long?

Time from introduction of the original Macintosh (1/24/84) to introduction of the first iMac (5/6/98): 5217 days. (It shipped in August of that year.) (Go to the 16-minute mark of this YouTube video for the introduction) Time from introduction of the … Continue reading

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