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Ankeny owners hoping Cozzetti qualifies for Preakness
If Dullahan became Iowa's horse by running third in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, Cozzetti has a chance to be Ankeny's horse in the May 19 Preakness Stakes.Cozzetti, owned by Dennis Albaugh and Jason Loutsch of Ankeny, will start in the Preakness in Baltimore as long as he is one of the 14 horses to qualify."As long as we can get in, we're going," Loutsch said.
Judge orders porn site to pay $4M in piracy case - sacbee.com
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A judge has ordered the operators of a popular pornographic website to pay $4 million for copyright infringement to an Iowa-based adult film company - a ruling that should serve as a deterrent to others who pirate content online, a lawyer said Monday. U.S.
TV News - Best New Movies, Video Games & Hot Girls | UGO
Find out how to get your hands on one of these cool Mondo posters before it's too late! The biggest night of music came and went, and the Internet got stupid in response. Dig the best and worst of the Grammys. He's an alien with a time machine, of course there's going to be historical tampering!
5 sentence review of Ringer
Season 1, Episode 13: "It's Easy to Cry When This Much Cash Is Involved" 5. "Ringer" is a mediocre television show. 4. I've tried to quit, but it's hard for me to turn my back on Sarah Michelle Gellar, who gave me so much enjoyment in seven (OK, really only the first five) seasons of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
5 photos of Jane Levy of Suburgatory
Let's be honest, nobody cares what I think about "Suburgatory." I don't watch it that often anyway. What people really want is pictures of the pixie star of the show, Jane Levy, so, fine, here they are. I'm shutting up now.
Offenburger leaves Republican Party
Former Des Moines Register ‘Iowa Boy' columnist Chuck Offenburger abruptly ended a standoff over his membership in the Greene County Republican Central Committee by resigning from the committee, and also leaving the Republican Party. The amiable columnist and author declared he wasn't angry with anybody, but concluded that "I don't fit into either party."
Video: China’s Xi Jinping tours Kimberley farm in Iowa
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping capped his visit to Iowa with a visit to Rick and Martha Kimberley's 4,000-acre corn and soybean farm in rural Maxwell - no doubt an important symbolic stop for his 1.3 billion residents back home considering the billions of dollars worth of soybeans that China has committed to purchase on this trip.
Xi Jinping makes historic visit to Rick Kimberley’s Iowa farm
Xi Jinping sat down on the living room sofa next to Iowa corn and soybean farmer Rick Kimberley, with Kimberley's 8-month-old grandson, Austin, gurgling on his mother Natalie's lap nearby with a sippy cup. Xi, China's future leader, noted that farming seems like "stable employment" in Iowa.
NWS: Risk of major Iowa flooding low this spring
Iowa has little change of a major flood this spring, the National Weather Service reported Thursday. That's welcome news after massive rain in Montana sent the Missouri River gushing downstream faster than ever. "Current conditions are not conducive to major, large-scale flooding," said hydrologist Jeff Zogg of the service's Johnston office.
Readers: Tell us your stories on student debt
The Des Moines Register is digging into the issues surrounding rising student debt. We're looking for current students, non-traditional students, recent graduates, and parents of students to participate in a roundtable discussion on Monday, Feb. 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Register, 715 Locust St.
An Iowa homecoming
MUSCATINE, IA. - At times Wednesday evening, it seemed like no time had passed since Xi Jinping, vice president of China, last visited the home of Sarah and Roger Lande nearly 27 years ago. As Xi, the presumed next leader of the worlds largest country, sat in a circle of 16 Iowans, Eleanor Dvorchak, 72, marveled at his memory.
USDA’s Ag Symposium at World Food Prize ready to roll
The USDA's inaugural "U.S.-China High-Level Agricultural Symposium" is just about ready to begin at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, the splendidly renovated city library on the riverbank in downtown Des Moines. The symposium's head table, facing it from left to right, includes Iowa Gov.
Iowa DOT offers email reminder for renewing your driver’s licenses
The Iowa Department of Transportation is offering to provide motorists with an email notification 30 days before their driver's license is about to expire. Here are the specifics from a press release issued by DOT headquarters in Ames: All drivers are responsible for renewing their driver's license on time.
Dissecting the Branstad, Xi state dinner toasts
Drake University's David Skidmore dissects Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's state dinner toasts: BRANSTAD: In stressing "friendship" and noting that "Iowans are sincere people," Branstad is hitting the right notes. "Sincerity" is itself an important virtue in the Confucian tradition.
Xi gets flowers, warm welcome at Des Moines airport
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's arrival at the Des Moines airport tonight was warm and friendly with a special gift of flowers from Gov. Terry Branstad's granddaughter. Five-year-old Mackenzie Branstad, wearing a winter coat and white knit cap, presented the future president of the People's Republic of China with a bouquet that included copper-colored roses and other assorted greens and flowers.