November 24, 1991 |
James Sutton was working on railroad maintenance gangs out of Chicago when he first saw how blacks were welcomed to this Mississippi River city. As trains arrived, he recalled, police officers would greet disembarking black passengers and "tell them to get back on the train." That was the 1950s, and the technique worked, giving the city that made John Deere tractors and Dubuque hams an ugly reputation among blacks.
December 20, 2007 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.
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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.
August 16, 1989 |
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 |
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.