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2009-06-12 15:11:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- At 10 a.m. on Saturday church bells will mark the one-year anniversary of one of the largest disasters in U.S. history based on damage to public facilities. On June 13, 2008, the Cedar River crested at 31 feet and flooded 10 square miles of the center of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "I'm sure most Americans don't realize that the 2008 flood was this devastating," said Kay Halloran, Cedar Rapids Mayor. "I hope the nation doesn't forget that Cedar Rapids...

2009-06-11 11:07:00

The EPA has registered MicroGuard antimicrobial alloys for sale with public health claims. The registration acknowledges that products made of MicroGuard metals can kill harmful bacteria* responsible for causing millions of infections each year. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the results of extensive efficacy testing, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered MicroGuard(TM) antimicrobial alloys for sale with public health claims. When used as...

2009-06-10 14:56:00

6-Year Federal Investigation Results in 26 Convictions, Forfeiture of Over $7 Million, and Sharing of Over $4 Million in Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines Areas CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 24, 2003, a corner drugstore in Dubuque, Iowa, dispensed 90 diet pills to a California woman based upon an Internet prescription from a doctor in Mississippi. Six years and over 30 million pills later, a nationwide federal investigation of two illegal Internet...

2009-03-27 09:32:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- NFL quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda, will join more than 500 Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps*State and National and AmeriCorps*VISTA members and alumni to help build 20 Habitat for Humanity houses, June 14-20, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as part of the annual Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. The houses will be built in partnership with families affected by the floods that devastated much of Iowa in 2008. (Logo:...

2009-02-05 11:23:00

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- TitanTV today announced CheckDTV.com, a digital television (DTV) education site now available for consumer use. According to TitanTV, while digital broadcast signals reach just over 100 million American households, consumers are often unclear about the benefits and availability of digital and high-definition television (HDTV). With today's launch of CheckDTV.com, consumers can easily find a straightforward answer to the most fundamental question...

2008-10-08 03:00:11

By Palser, Barb Citizen media's agility during the Iowa floods offers a lesson to traditional journalists. On Friday, June 13, Denise Clark drove to an emergency shelter in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to find out how she could help her flooding community. She was eager to lend a hand, but after waiting for two hours with no instructions, she headed home. Her husband, computer engineer Todd Millard, shared her frustration at not knowing where, how or whom to help. Seven hours later, Millard had...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

Health Enterprises Cooperative (HEc) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has formed a new partnership with ServiShare of Iowa, the shared services arm of the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). ServiShare now offers the Premier healthcare alliance's group purchasing network to affiliated hospitals as well as many State of Iowa facilities and agencies. Four hospitals have already switched to the new venture, which was formalized on July 1. Several more are scheduled make the change in coming weeks....

2008-08-06 15:00:56

By Diane Heldt, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 6--CEDAR FALLS -- University Hospitals in Iowa City lost an estimated $6 million in patient care revenue when the hospital was forced to cut back on clinic and surgical services during the June flood. That loss is based on the expected revenue from inpatient and outpatient services based on the January through May earnings, compared to the actual patient revenue the hospital received in June, officials told the state Board of Regents...

2008-08-04 12:01:14

By Kristina Andino, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 4--Nine Eastern Iowa school districts were among 60 that received reminder letters at the end of last school year from the Iowa Department of Education that they could be entering dangerous financial waters. A school cannot legally spend more money in a year than it has in "spending authority" -- like the limit on a credit card. But the 60 districts that received letters in March were on track to do just that when the financial...

2008-08-03 12:00:21

By Eric Clark, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 3--C EDAR RAPIDS -- Jane Pini doesn't have much in common with "Honky-Tonk Highway" by Rob Nassif. Pini is an old-school rock 'n' roll singer, while "HonkyTonk Highway" is a musical about a fictional country music star. However, both Pini and "Honky-Tonk Highway" scribe Nassif are Cedar Rapids natives. They're also the featured entertainers for this year's Cabaret in the Courtyard at Brucemore, starting with "Honky-Tonk Highway" this...