Quantcast

Latest Cedar Rapids Stories

2010-11-22 07:31:00

BALTIMORE, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Mr. Kerry Johnson was named General Manager for KGAN-TV (CBS) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in addition to continuing as General Manager for Sinclair's WMSN-TV (FOX) in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Johnson will also oversee sales and other non-programming related services of KFXA-TV (FOX) in Cedar Rapids pursuant to an Outsourcing Agreement. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, Chief...

8eb2e82ee088d517eaf74b8d41bddfce1
2010-09-29 09:45:00

Researchers have created a computer model that predicts how a disaster's impact on critical infrastructure would affect a city's social and economic fabric, a potential tool to help reduce the severity of impacts, manage the aftermath of catastrophe and fortify infrastructure against future disasters. "The model works for any type of disaster that influences the infrastructure," said Makarand Hastak, head of construction engineering and management and a professor of civil engineering at...

2010-08-30 12:00:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Involta, LLC announces plans to build and operate a 46,000 square foot hardened enterprise data center in Akron, Ohio. Design of the facility is currently underway and Involta anticipates the facility will be fully operational by fourth quarter of 2011. The high-security colocation data center will house mission critical computer systems and related components for businesses, government and educational institutions. The $20 million facility...

2010-08-25 14:38:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Involta, LLC, a leading provider of data center services founded in 2007, has attained a ranking of 40th on the list of nation's fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) The Inc. 500 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's entrepreneurs. Companies...

2010-06-11 08:19:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 500 Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps National Direct and VISTA members from across the country will come together this week to kickoff the annual Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050501/NYSU020LOGO) As part of the annual event, more than 20 homes will be built, rehabilitated or repaired in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 11-18. Participants will repair homes through Habitat for...

2010-05-25 08:00:00

MAUMEE, Ohio and CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) and the Iowa Northern Railway Company (IANR) today announced that The Andersons, Inc. recently made a significant minority investment in the railway company and its subsidiaries. The investment is expected to be accretive to earnings this year. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081104/CLTU081LOGO ) IANR operates a 163-mile Class III (short-line) railroad that runs...

2010-01-05 19:24:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) received an oral decision from the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) regarding its request to increase its annual electric retail revenues. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020405/LNTLOGO) In its oral decision, the IUB approved no additional changes to interim rates implemented in March 2009 which increased revenues by approximately...

2009-12-11 09:59:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With construction completed, Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), has initiated commercial operation of its first owned-and-operated wind farm in Iowa. The Whispering Willow Wind Farm-East in Franklin County, Iowa, is capable of generating up to 200 megawatts of emissions-free wind energy for its customers - enough to power approximately 50,000 homes. (Logo:...

2009-09-16 07:00:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Genencor, a division of Danisco, officially opened the doors on its new Grain Processing Applied Innovation Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Governor Chet Culver joined Danisco CEO Tom Knutzen, Genencor division senior managers, and Cedar Rapids officials, to cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art 20,000-square-foot world-class facility. The event also marked the recent expansion of Genencor's adjacent 140,000-square-foot enzyme...

17852b2002bd179714ad739124cfbf95
2009-09-04 11:09:34

Research on the geophysical aspects of flooding could be key to developing new, real-time flood warning and forecasting systems In the early 17th century, William Shakespeare wrote, "Great floods have flown from simple sources." It turns out Shakespeare's conclusion holds up: Scientists are now showing that small streams may hold the secret to great floods. In June 2008, no one fully expected flood waters to reach the 500-year-flood level in Iowa. The deluge overwhelmed streams and breeched...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
Related