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September 16, 1992 | Associated Press
Roads turned to rivers and the rivers ran amok Tuesday as a stalled late-summer storm dumped nearly a foot of rain across southern Iowa. For hours, rising water shut off roads to towns. Schools were closed, trains were stranded or rerouted and low-lying cropland was damaged. No serious injuries were reported. All roads leading to the Wayne County seat of Corydon, about 50 miles south of Des Moines, were blocked by water.
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December 30, 2007 | Mark Z. Barabak and Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writers
With uncertainty the only sure thing, the fight for Iowa hurtled into its final stretch on Saturday amid a blizzard of TV ads, speeches, phone calls and door-knocking by a presidential field that, more than ever, has staked its hopes on this snowy state. The spectacle of two wide-open races fueled by record spending -- even in a place that thrives on political competition -- was unprecedented.
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May 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
Tornadoes swept through western Iowa on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 14, authorities said. A tornado that developed in Harrison County near Logan about 4 p.m. Sunday destroyed six homes, damaged several others and demolished a bridge on a rural gravel road, authorities said. All of the injured are from Harrison County, said Jim Seymour, a hospital administrator. Logan is about 20 miles northeast of Omaha, Neb.
SPORTS
March 24, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE
The mountain of tradition that is UCLA basketball, less than a week after emerging so brilliantly from behind the clouds, was the center of another startling view Thursday. A bunch of little guys climbing it. Throwing their picks into it and scampering around it, uncontested and unafraid. In the end, even dancing on it. "We brought it up into them," said Iowa State's Jamaal Tinsley, smiling and rested. "And we knew they were not used to anybody doing that." And the haze returns.
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December 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Heavy rain pounded Texas again on Saturday, causing flooding that killed at least two people, chased others to higher ground and swept cars off roads, authorities said. Four people remained missing after they were carried away by the floodwaters. The slow-moving storm has caused at least eight deaths in Texas since Wednesday. Four people drowned and four others were killed in weather-related traffic accidents. Forecasters said that the storm was likely to linger until at least Monday.
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January 6, 1986 | Associated Press
Five specially trained assault teams stormed a cell house at the Iowa State Penitentiary today, freeing seven corrections officers who had been taken hostage by inmates an hour and a half earlier, officials said. Three inmates and two of the hostages were hurt, but no shots were fired and no tear gas was used, and none of the injuries were believed to be serious. "The institution is under control," prison spokesman Ron Welder said shortly after 9 a.m. "All the inmates are accounted for."
SPORTS
March 24, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE
The mountain of tradition that is UCLA basketball, less than a week after emerging so brilliantly from behind the clouds, was the center of another startling view Thursday. A bunch of little guys climbing it. Throwing their picks into it and scampering around it, uncontested and unafraid. In the end, even dancing on it. "We brought it up into them," said Iowa State's Jamaal Tinsley, smiling and rested. "And we knew they were not used to anybody doing that." And the haze returns.
NATIONAL
December 30, 2007 | Mark Z. Barabak and Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writers
With uncertainty the only sure thing, the fight for Iowa hurtled into its final stretch on Saturday amid a blizzard of TV ads, speeches, phone calls and door-knocking by a presidential field that, more than ever, has staked its hopes on this snowy state. The spectacle of two wide-open races fueled by record spending -- even in a place that thrives on political competition -- was unprecedented.
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September 16, 2008 | Rick Wartzman, Rick Wartzman is director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. His new book is "Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath.' "
After storms ravaged Iowa last summer, devastation wasn't the only thing that people found amid the flood waters. Scores of out-of-work electricians from Michigan, hard hit by auto industry cutbacks, spied opportunity. Trekking hundreds of miles from home, where the unemployment rate of 8.5% is the highest in the U.S., they were eager to scoop up jobs rewiring Cedar Rapids -- even if it meant sleeping in a tent for weeks on end. To some observers, the desperate scene evoked an unmistakable image.
NEWS
May 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
Tornadoes swept through western Iowa on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 14, authorities said. A tornado that developed in Harrison County near Logan about 4 p.m. Sunday destroyed six homes, damaged several others and demolished a bridge on a rural gravel road, authorities said. All of the injured are from Harrison County, said Jim Seymour, a hospital administrator. Logan is about 20 miles northeast of Omaha, Neb.
NEWS
September 16, 1992 | Associated Press
Roads turned to rivers and the rivers ran amok Tuesday as a stalled late-summer storm dumped nearly a foot of rain across southern Iowa. For hours, rising water shut off roads to towns. Schools were closed, trains were stranded or rerouted and low-lying cropland was damaged. No serious injuries were reported. All roads leading to the Wayne County seat of Corydon, about 50 miles south of Des Moines, were blocked by water.
NEWS
December 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Heavy rain pounded Texas again on Saturday, causing flooding that killed at least two people, chased others to higher ground and swept cars off roads, authorities said. Four people remained missing after they were carried away by the floodwaters. The slow-moving storm has caused at least eight deaths in Texas since Wednesday. Four people drowned and four others were killed in weather-related traffic accidents. Forecasters said that the storm was likely to linger until at least Monday.
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January 6, 1986 | Associated Press
Five specially trained assault teams stormed a cell house at the Iowa State Penitentiary today, freeing seven corrections officers who had been taken hostage by inmates an hour and a half earlier, officials said. Three inmates and two of the hostages were hurt, but no shots were fired and no tear gas was used, and none of the injuries were believed to be serious. "The institution is under control," prison spokesman Ron Welder said shortly after 9 a.m. "All the inmates are accounted for."
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