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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.
December 27, 2011 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
After a campaign effort that has defied convention and angered top Iowa Republicans, Mitt Romney is well-positioned to emerge as a big winner in Tuesday's presidential caucuses. The tightest GOP caucus contest in decades features Romney, Ron Paul and a fading Newt Gingrich in a virtual tie for the lead, making the final days of politicking unusually consequential. And another candidate, Rick Perry or Rick Santorum, could get hot at the end and knock one of the favorites out of the top three.
February 28, 2010 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Carol J. Williams and Robert Faturechi
At least 56 people have died in U.S. traffic accidents in which sudden unintended acceleration of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles has been alleged, according to complaints filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, lawsuits and police and state highway patrol reports. Some of the victims' names are unknown because NHTSA did not disclose them and they could not be confirmed through other sources. A Toyota spokesman declined to comment, saying the company does not discuss cases in which litigation has been, or could be, filed.
September 22, 2009 | P.J. Huffstutter and Richard Verrier
In a Troy office building where advertising executives once courted Motor City automakers, film production workers discuss which stretch of downtown Detroit would offer the best sense of urban decay. Down the hall, in a warehouse that has been converted to a makeshift studio, dozens of prop builders are fashioning blocks of foam and stacks of plywood to build a set for a rocky mine shaft. For the next 11 weeks, the cast and crew of "Red Dawn," a remake of the 1980s action thriller that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is scheduled to release next year, will be working in Michigan.
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.
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.
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