Archive for June, 2009

Saying thank you to my Coach Thomas

June 29, 2009 0 Comments
Saying thank you to my Coach Thomas

There’s been plenty of time for reflection over the last few days. Sitting in an edit bay, rolling through hours of video and pulling interviews and even locker room speeches with Coach Thomas. I watched video I had seen countless times with a new perspective. Every time I’ve lost someone, I’ve always wished for one […]

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Win an iPod Touch!

June 22, 2009 3 Comments
Win an iPod Touch!

If you use the mobile version of KWWL, you’ve probably noticed some changes over the last few months. We updated our menu to look cleaner and offer more options like additional weather information. We also replaced the graphic to display our new KWWL Mobile logo. All of the recent changes have been inspired by mobile […]

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Severe Weather Guide

June 19, 2009 0 Comments

After two straight days of severe weather, and with more in the forecast for this evening, I figured it was the perfect time to outline all the things you need to know about severe weather resources on KWWL.com StormTRACK 7 iNTERACTIVE This is probably my favorite. You can zoom down to street level and watch […]

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Iowans know how to text

June 17, 2009 0 Comments
Iowans know how to text

A Des Moines teen is the new national texting champ! 15-year-old Kate Moore says it was her quick moving thumbs that help her beat 20 other finalists. Moore had to have speed and accuracy, text while blind folded and maneuvering through an obstacle course. While the bragging rights alone would be worth all the hard […]

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How to recruit a dentist

June 16, 2009 0 Comments
How to recruit a dentist

According to FIND (Fulfilling Iowa’s Need for Dentists), 55 of Iowa’s 99 counties are considered dentist shortage areas. Today, a new Web site was launched to help these under served areas recruit graduating dentists. Here’s how it works – communities can fill out a profile that includes incentives and why their town is a great […]

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Clarke College class studies cell phone use among drivers

June 15, 2009 0 Comments

According to a project conducted by a summer statistics course at Clarke College, the amount of people driving and talking in Dubuque is above the national average. A group of 16 students stood at the following intersections and recorded gender and whether or not someone was talking on the phone as cars passed by from […]

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Iowa DOT relives flood through image gallery

June 12, 2009 0 Comments
Iowa DOT relives flood through image gallery

When we remember the flooding, we talk about homes and businesses lost, as we should. They are our livelihoods and the places most important to us. But, rarely do we talk about how the flooding disrupted transportation and destroyed Iowa’s roadways. Here are a few of my transportation memories from the flooding last year. I […]

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CR school video available online

June 11, 2009 0 Comments

Miss a school board meeting or commencement ceremonies at a Cedar Rapids Community school? Starting this week, you can watch them online. The Cedar Rapids Community School District announced it will be putting video clips on the district Web site. These will include school board meetings and the “District Focus” informational program. The board meetings […]

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Braley marks flood anniversary on House floor

June 10, 2009 0 Comments

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From flood prevention to art work

June 10, 2009 0 Comments
From flood prevention to art work

Sand has gotten a bad rap in Iowa. So, instead of filling plastic bags, sand is now being used to create a sculpture to welcome visitors at this year’s Floodstock. The Sand Sculpture Company is creating a custom sand sculpture featuring a band surrounded by the Floodstock logo. The artistic process started on June 6, […]

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