September 7, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The gift bag for politicians who stopped by to chat up Iowa delegates this week included a lapel pin, stationery with a drawing of the state's iconic gold-domed Capitol - and a fold-up map of Iowa's 99 counties, a nod to the fact that the race for the 2016 presidential campaign has begun. The main purpose of the Democratic National Convention was the renomination of President Obama, but outside the convention hall, candidates eyeing the open Democratic primary in 2016 wooed party activists and showered attention on the states that hold the early voting contests.
September 5, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The gift bag for politicians who stopped by to chat up Iowa delegates at a breakfast Wednesday included a lapel pin, stationery with a drawing of the state's iconic gold-domed Capitol - and a fold-up map of Iowa's 99 counties, a nod to the fact that the race for the 2016 presidential campaign has begun. The main purpose of the Democratic National Convention may be the reelection of President Obama, but outside of the convention hall, candidates eyeing the open Democratic primary in four years are wooing influential party activists and showering attention on the states that hold the early voting contests that can make or break a presidential run. And few states receive as much attention as Iowa, which holds the first-in-the-nation caucuses.
July 31, 2012 |
Utah and South Dakota do especially well in the latest listings of best large and small cities for successful aging, with each state landing spots on both lists. In creating the lists, researchers examined 78 factors, selected with the help of an advisory council, that affect the quality of life of senior citizens. Among the factors were healthcare, crime rates and weather but also economic and job conditions, housing, transportation and social engagement factors, according to a statement accompanying the release of the rankings on Tuesday.
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June 13, 2012 |
Eric Brightwell grew up in small places - a tiny town in Iowa, rural Missouri, a Florida suburb whose nearby city he barely got the chance to visit. When he first saw Los Angeles on a post-college road trip in 1998, its hugeness floored him. There were so many people from so many countries, so many wildly different experiences within reach. In Koreatown, he tasted fermented beans. On Olvera Street, he followed a familiar voice to find Mr. Sulu from "Star Trek," George Takei, posing with a donkey for tourists.
September 12, 2010 |
1. Boise State, fresh off Virginia Tech's crushing loss to James Madison, tries to keep its national title hopes alive with a dangerous trip to Laramie to face Wyoming. Broncos Coach Chris Petersen feared this game almost as much as the season opener against Virginia Tech. 2. Florida at Tennessee should be a good measuring stick for how good Oregon is this year. The Ducks just left Neyland Stadium with a 48-13 victory over the Volunteers, so it will be interesting to see what kind of number No. 10 Florida can post.
November 8, 2009 |
Iowa's Kirk Ferentz sounded like a coach with a sinking feeling. Last week, when the Hawkeyes were still undefeated yet dropped one spot (to No. 8) in the Associated Press media poll after an 18-point victory over Indiana, the Iowa sports information office set out a snippy e-mail asking reporters to "get the facts straight on Iowa football." Ferentz didn't pile on. "Usually the first team to complain is the first team to get beat," he said. Funny how that works out. Northwestern scrambled Iowa's national championship hopes Saturday, first knocking out its quarterback and then knocking off the Hawkeyes, 17-10.