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December 20, 2007 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
Teri Hawks Goodmann is getting stressed. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. has just delivered an hourlong campaign speech to autoworkers at Dubuque's convention center, and the presidential hopeful now faces a hurdle of fans wanting a picture, a handshake, a chat. The furrow between Goodmann's finely plucked brows deepens as time drains from Biden's tight campaign schedule. Every time the senator from Delaware tries to pull away, another enthusiast appears.
June 7, 1992 | JIM MANN, Jim Mann, former Times bureau chief in Beijing, is a staff writer in Washington. His last article for this magazine was on Hong Kong businessman Gordon Wu.
INSIDE ROOM 309,a third-floor classroom in concrete-and-brick Van Allen Hall on the University of Iowa campus, Ken Nishikawa was standing at an old-fashioned blackboard. He was lecturing to a weekly graduate seminar in plasma physics when Dr. Lu Gang's first shot rang out. * At first, some of the graduate students in the room thought it might be a firecracker. It was Friday afternoon, last Nov. 1, and one of the students later recalled thinking it must be some sort of prank.
September 2, 1990 | Milton Nieusma
How to get there: The real-life field of dreams is three miles northeast of Dyersville, Iowa, off U.S. 20, 27 miles west of Dubuque. Stop at the Dairy Queen just off the exit for directions. Accommodations: If you want to stay where the stars stayed, go to the Dubuque Inn Best Western, 3434 Dodge St., Dubuque, Iowa 52001, (319) 556-7760. Rates are $67 per night weekdays, $69 weekends, double occupancy. For more information: Contact the Dyersville Chamber of Commerce, 143 First Ave.
November 19, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Terry E. Branstad announced plans to visit Dubuque, Iowa, to try to start healing the city from the scars of cross-burnings and racial tension. The visit on Thanksgiving eve will be "a symbol of my commitment and support for the good folks of Dubuque," who are being overshadowed by a small number of racists, the governor said. Branstad said he plans to attend a nondenominational prayer service during his visit.
November 11, 2000
Thomas Gifford, 62, author of such popular fiction titles as "The Wind Chill Factor," "The Man From Lisbon," "Hollywood Gothic" and, most recently, "Saints Rest." A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Gifford earned a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard before moving to Minnesota, where he earned a living as a college textbook salesman. Gifford would sell books in the morning to various academic institutions and write in the afternoons and evenings.
May 26, 2008 | Claudia Luther, Special to The Times
J.R. Simplot, whose lifetime fascination with the potato helped change the nation's eating habits and made him a billionaire, died Sunday. He was 99. Simplot, who in his prime drove around Idaho in a Lincoln Continental with the license plate "Mr. Spud," died at his Boise home, apparently of natural causes, according to the Ada County coroner's office. The son of a farmer, Simplot began building his fortune while barely a teenager, finding new ways to bring potatoes and other vegetables to market.
August 16, 1989 | From Times wire services
Vietnamese boat people were rescued by the U.S. Navy vessel whose former captain was punished for not picking up refugees who later resorted to cannibalizing dead shipmates, officials said today. A U.S. Embassy official said the Dubuque, an amphibious transport ship, brought 30 Vietnamese into Singapore on Monday after rescuing them from a wooden boat in the South China Sea early Sunday. The Dubuque, now commanded by Capt. D. L.
June 7, 1988 | United Press International
An early-morning jaunt to a park overlooking the Mississippi River turned to tragedy today when one teen-ager plunged to his death off a 100-foot bluff and three companions were hurt in a fall off the cliff. The youths, three boys and a girl, fell over the ledge after climbing over the fence near the Julien Dubuque monument shortly before 1 a.m., Dubuque County sheriff's officials said. The body of Troy Meyer, 16, was found in a creek bed about 10 feet from the Mississippi River.
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