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2014-12-19 20:21:08

DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) announced today that Katherine C. Meredith passed away yesterday at the age of 82. Mrs.

2014-12-17 16:21:27

Company is first in ignition interlock industry to offer online chat DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec.

2014-12-11 12:25:35

States Challenged to Join Florida in Reducing Youth Smoking to Record Low WASHINGTON, Dec.

2014-12-10 23:01:54

In June of 2013, the Iowa City Area Development Group launched a series of workplace culture programs to help employers in Eastern Iowa realize that today's workers have a choice in companies,

2014-12-10 16:21:20

DUBUQUE, Iowa, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Finnin Kia was recently named number one Kia dealership in the nation for customer sales satisfaction.

2014-12-09 23:09:05

Signature Healthcare, a Staffing Agency that Helps Nurses Find Outstanding Placements, Has Also Just Completed a Full Re-Design of its Website Waukee, IA (PRWEB)

2014-12-09 23:04:25

OneNeck® IT Solutions announces signing a new contract with Iowa Premium Beef. Tama, Iowa (PRWEB) December 09, 2014 OneNeck® IT Solutions announces

2014-12-09 08:25:21

"OUR PATIENTS FIRST" PAC PLANS CAMPAIGN TO EXPOSE OBAMA & HILLARY CLINTON HEALTH POLICY DISASTERS SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec.


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 11:14:13

Symbol: RIIO Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina iowensis Zahlbr. – Iowa rinodina lichen

2012-06-15 05:49:27

Symbol: LEIO Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora iowensis Fink – Iowa rim lichen

2012-06-18 02:36:00

Symbol: ELIO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ELMOP3 ×Elymordeum montanense (Scribn.) Bowden var. pubescens Bowden   ELIO2 ×Elytesion iowense (Pohl) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey Distribution: ×ElyhordeumiowensePohl [Elymus villosus × Hordeum jubatum] distribution:USA(IA, MT, ND, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.