Archive for July, 2009

Online forum to discuss violence

July 29, 2009 1 Comment
Online forum to discuss violence

The Courier and KWWL are partnering together to host an online forum tomorrow, aimed at ending violence in Waterloo. It’s a complex problem with multiple causes and no easy solutions. But, we’re hoping that providing an accessible outlet for people to log on and share information with generate some fresh ideas. While community leaders and […]

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Democrats want your story in 140 characters or less

July 22, 2009 2 Comments

The Iowa Democratic Party is making an addition to its State Fair booth that features the famous 140 character limit. The booth will feature a display with 140-character comments from Iowans about why they chose the Democratic party. Party leaders say it’s a chance to recognize the importance of social media and provide an opportunity […]

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UNI Dome Turf Cam

July 16, 2009 0 Comments

This week, UNI began replacing the Astro Turf in the UNI Dome. The process is expected to last through the beginning of August – and you can watch the whole thing from your computer. UNI has a web cam following the whole process. While a lot of it involves people walking from one end of […]

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Free tech training for more than 5,000 Iowans

July 15, 2009 0 Comments

Gov. Chet Culver announced a new partnership between the state of Iowa and Microsoft to provide free tech training for up to 5,700 unemployed Iowans. The whole idea is that many people may have worked most of their life at a job with a very specific skill set, and now they may be interviewing for […]

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Jameson’s thanks Facebook fans with a luau

July 9, 2009 0 Comments

Recent Facebook changes have made 1,000 a magic number for businesses on the social networking site. It takes 1,000 fans to be eligible for a custom URL on a fan page, and that has started some recruiting by local businesses like Jameson’s in Waterloo. Jameson’s Public House is no secret to the Irish Pub connoisseur […]

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Butter or not? You decide.

July 8, 2009 1 Comment
Butter or not? You decide.

Last week I sent out a tweet – alerting my followers that Michael Jackson would be carved out of butter and on display at the Iowa State Fair as part of a long-standing butter sculpting tradition. Then organizers released a clarification. Jackson would be part of a larger sculpture depicting the 40th anniversary of Neil […]

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An American Abroad

July 2, 2009 0 Comments
An American Abroad

I love fireworks. I always have. I think it’s because I also like stargazing. Fireworks are just a little more sparkly and noisy. There’s nothing like being outside on a warm July night, with your family, watching fireworks. One of my favorite 4th of July celebrations was on the banks of the St. Clair River, […]

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