December 22, 1991 |
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.
January 6, 1986 |
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."
March 24, 2000 |
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.
December 30, 2007 |
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.
September 16, 2008 |
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.