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2009-08-25 13:54:38

Two American and English women who were pen pals as children but lost touch as they grew up have finally met in person 41 years after their letters stopped. Dorothy Forshaw of England said she made plans to travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to meet childhood pen pal Linda Biegger after her 14-year-old nephew tracked her old letter-writing companion to her most recent address in Iowa, KCCI-TV, Des Moines, reported Tuesday. When I got that letter, my heart kind of skipped a beat because I thought...

2009-06-29 11:14:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearst Television Inc. stations KCCI-TV, Des Moines, and WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H., have been honored with national Edward R. Murrow Awards, given by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). KCCI received two honors, for Best Newscast and Overall Excellence, while WMUR was honored for Best Newscast, in their respective market-size categories. The stations were recognized in part for vital coverage of major weather events impacting their...

2009-04-09 12:14:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. stations have been honored with a total of 18 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, given by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). Two of the stations -- KCCI-TV, Des Moines, and WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H. -- were honored with Overall Excellence recognition, in part for their in-depth coverage of the presidential campaigns in their respective states. Hearst-Argyle and its stations also recently were...

2009-01-14 11:31:55

Firefighters say a cat is the hero and a goat is the goat in a house fire that destroyed an Iowa home this week. The blaze in Warren County was believed to have been started by a goat that knocked over a space heater in an attached shed Tuesday and it might have proved deadly had the family cat not awakened the sleeping residents. My cat woke me up and I saw smoke coming out of my fan, John Hadley told KCCI-TV, Des Moines. I made sure I got her (Hadley's mother) out and then I know she loves...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.