IOWA STATE HEAD BASKETBALL COACH FRED HOIBERG HAS AGREED TO A NEW CONTRACT WITH THE UNIVERSITY…
HOIBERG AND THE SCHOOL AGREED THURSDAY TO A NEW TEN-YEAR CONTRACT WORTH $20 MILLION. HOIBERG JUST COMPLETED HIS THIRD YEAR WITH THE CYCLONES, LEADING I-S-U TO CONSECUTIVE N-C-A-A TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 12 YEARS.
JUNIOR COLLEGE SOFTBALL –
S-C-C DEFEATED MUSCATINE 7-TO-6 THURSDAY… WITH A SECOND GAME SUSPENDED DUE TO DARKNESS… Continue Reading
Karlene Kay Lange Age 73 of Burlington died Tuesday 3/26 at University Hospitals in Iowa City
Survivors: Step Mother – Bonnie Earls
Sons: Todd (Diana) Lange, Stronghurst & Kyle Lange
Daughter Holly Bridgham Voluntown CT
Brothers: Dan Earls, Robert (Debbie) Crear, Lyle Crear & Dean Crear
Sisters: Cindy (Steve) Rohrer , Penny (Randy) Weigandt, Marcia (Dale) Johnson, Sylvia Eppley, Eleanor (Larry) Johnson
Family will receive friends One hour prior to the time of service. Funeral Service Monday, April 1st, at Lunning Chapel
Burial in the South Cemetery, Basco, IL at a later date
Donna Mae McCoy, 74, of Burlington, formerly of Fort Madison, died at 9:30 am Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born December 17, 1938, in Saint Peter, MN, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Viola Strand Crowell. At the age of six, Donna’s father died and she was raised by her stepfather, Robert Stahl. She had been married to Gary Gould and Marvin McCoy. Continue Reading
The last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago Friday, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it. While the fall of Saigon two years later is remembered as the final day of the Vietnam War, many had already seen their involvement in the war finished — and their lives altered — by March 29, 1973. U.S. soldiers leaving the country feared angry protesters at home. North Vietnamese soldiers took heart from their foes’ departure, and South Vietnamese who had helped the Americans feared for the future. Many veterans are encouraged by changes they see. Continue Reading
A large landslide trapped dozens of workers in a gold mining area in China’s Tibetan region on Friday, state media reported. The landslide covered around 4 square kilometers (1.5 square miles) in the Maizhokunggar county of Lhasa, the regional capital, China Central Television said. Rescue efforts were under way. The official Xinhua News Agency said the exact number of people trapped was unclear but that dozens of workers from a subsidiary of the China National Gold Group Corp. were believed to be buried. Continue Reading
Owners of about two dozen homes that have been cut off or threatened by a massive landslide in Washington state are worried about their property. More than 60 people attended a Thursday night community meeting with officials to discuss some of the effects of the landslide Wednesday on Whidbey Island that displaced 200,000 cubic yards of earth, or about 40,000 dump truck loads. A spokesman for Island County, Christopher Schwarzen, says residents want to know when they can get back into their homes. They’re also worried about looters. The sheriff’s office plans extra patrols. Continue Reading
Investigators have resumed searching for two Kentucky children who disappeared while playing in a wooded area outside of their grandmother’s home in the southwestern corner of the state. Calloway County officials say 7-year-old Ben Davis and 5-year-old Cameron Davis were reported missing at about 4 p.m. Thursday when their grandmother couldn’t find them. Sheriff Bill Marcum says officers and volunteers were resuming the search Friday morning. Marcum says the boys likely are still in the woods near the home. Both boys have light brown hair and light eyes. Continue Reading
A portfolio manager for the hedge fund operator SAC Capital Advisors has been arrested in New York City as part of a federal insider trading investigation. The FBI says Michael Steinberg was arrested at 6 a.m. Friday at his home. It declined to specify the charges. His attorney says in a statement that Steinberg “did absolutely nothing wrong.” Attorney Barry H. Berke says Steinberg was “caught in the crossfire of aggressive investigations” into other people’s activities. Continue Reading
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — There are renewed threats today from North Korea, after U.S. stealth bombers took part yesterday in joint military drills with South Korea.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is warning that his rockets are ready to “settle accounts with the U.S.” State media reported that he convened an “urgent operation meeting” of senior generals, and ordered his forces to be on standby. North Korea even released a photo of Kim and his senior generals in front of a map that read, “U.S. Mainland Strike Plan.” But the rhetoric is mostly seen as an attempt by the North to coerce South Korea into softening its policies. Continue Reading
China's military warns of growing border security risks
BEIJING • China's military warned, on its founding anniversary yesterday, of rising risks along its borders, including in the disputed waters of the South and East China seas.