Iowa Headlines by the Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Bob Vander Plaats, the standard-bearer for social and
religious conservatives in Iowa, has announced he won’t run for Iowa’s open U.S.
Senate seat.


Vander Plaats said in a written statement yesterday that the timing
of a Senate run was not right for his family or his conservative advocacy group,
The Family Leader.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Lawmakers are considering a measure giving parents of
multiples more control over placing their children in the same classroom. The
bill would require school districts to adhere to a parent or guardian’s written
placement request for multiple birth siblings unless a school board decides
doing so would be detrimental to the children.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Des Moines police have identified a woman killed while
crossing a street by a driver who sped away. Police say 52-year-old Joan Haggar
of Des Moines was hit just before 11 p.m. Friday while crossing East Eudlid
Avenue. The Des Moines Police Department is offering to match a Crime Stoppers
$1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. People with information can
call Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.