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December 8, 1997 | By Stephen Bloom
People love stories about the first, the last, the oldest, the youngest, the biggest, the smallest, the freakiest. So when Bobbi McCaughey gave birth to seven babies two weeks ago, the world's spotlight beamed on Des Moines, where the extraordinary event took place. The nation's press went gaga over the septuplets' story. But there is something else going on here besides a heartwarming, feel-good story. Something deep, dark and sleazy. News executives know that the public adores good, syrupy, happy, wholesome news.
NEWS
January 28, 2016
Republican Debate When: 9 p.m. Thursday. TV: Fox News Moderators: Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace. Where: Des Moines, Iowa.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa - Rapper Tone Loc collapsed onstage while performing in Iowa this weekend. Loc, whose real name is Anthony T. Smith, collapsed after finishing a song during a Saturday night concert on a bridge in downtown Des Moines, according to the Des Moines Register . Three of the newspaper's employees who were at the show said that people attended to Loc, 47, for several minutes before fans were asked to leave. Loc's condition wasn't immediately clear Sunday. He wasn't listed publicly as a patient at any Des Moines hospital, and no one answered the phone Sunday morning at the bar that sponsored the concert.
SPORTS
August 19, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
Gary Alexander hit his league-leading 19th homer, a two-run blast, and Mike Fitzgerald added a solo shot to lead the Reading Phillies to an 8-6 victory over the New Britain Red Sox last night in an Eastern League game that saw eight players ejected after a bench-clearing brawl. The eruption occurred in the fourth inning. After Alexander homered, New Britain pitcher Tom Fisher brushed back the next batter, Fitzgerald, and the fight began. For the Phillies, Kim Batiste went 2 for 3 with a home run and a triple, two runs scored and an RBI before he was ejected.
SPORTS
July 29, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
Frank Bellino hit a bases-loaded triple off the right-field fence in the eighth inning last night, leading the Reading Phillies to a 4-1 Eastern League victory over the Hagerstown Suns. Bellino's one-out shot scored Rick Parker, Mickey Morandini and Jim Vatcher for a 4-0 Phillies lead. Reading scored its first run when Steve Scarcone led off the sixth inning with a double and Parker singled to right field to knock him in. Tim Mauser struck out six and walked one to pick up the complete-game victory.
SPORTS
April 13, 2013
When/Where: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa. TV: CBS Sports Network (tape delay, 11:30 p.m.) Records: Soul (1-1), Barnstormers (2-1). About the Soul: Fullback Derrick Ross has 71 rushing yards and has scored five touchdowns on the ground. . . . The Soul are ranked No. 2 in both total offense (average of 325 yards per game) and defense (247). . . . Soul coach Clint Dolezel and Iowa coach Mike Hohensee will be inducted into the Arena Football League Hall of Fame before the game.
NEWS
January 13, 2008 | By Will Hobson FOR THE INQUIRER
A West Chester University political science professor from Iowa spent his Christmas vacation back home, meeting and listening to the candidates as they geared up for the Jan. 3 caucuses. Chris Stangl hopes that by sharing his experiences on the front line of the 2008 election with WCU students he can convince a few of the more jaded among them that the election process is not as flawed as they think. "We're kind of the first guard to make sure that these candidates are worthy of running for office.
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump in this state's Republican presidential caucuses Monday on the strength of a methodical data-driven organization, after a campaign that exposed the tensions between the party's angry conservative grassroots and its Washington leadership. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in third - an eyelash behind Trump - by capitalizing on a late surge in the state. "To God be the glory," Cruz said Monday night. "Tonight is a victory for the grassroots.
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February 4, 2016 | By Dana Milbank
WAUKEE, Iowa - The establishment struck back. Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses, but the more significant message out of Iowa was that Marco Rubio was neck-and-neck with Donald Trump for second place and within a few points of the lead: It showed that mainstream Republicans are, at long last, pushing themselves back into the 2016 presidential race. To see how, step into the caucus at the Waukee Middle School gymnasium, where 803 Republicans gathered for a showdown between the outsiders and the establishment.
NEWS
February 4, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
DES MOINES, Iowa - One after the other, campaign charters thundered as they raced down the airport runway early Tuesday, bound for Manchester, N.H. A few desultory votes were trickling in from the Iowa caucuses, speeches had been made, workers were still dismantling the rally stages, but the 2016 campaign for president had moved on. For both parties, Iowa voters sketched the terms of the race: insider vs. outsider, fire vs. experience, idealism vs....
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Democratic caucuses here were too close to call late Monday, as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a fixture in national Democratic politics for more than two decades, was locked in a tight race with insurgent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Iowa is less important for the number of national convention delegates at stake - 44 for the Democrats - than the momentum that the first presidential nominating contest has the potential to give its winner. But with Sanders nipping at the heels of the presumptive Democratic front-runner, he might be the one to gain momentum from Iowa even if the eventual result is a Clinton win. Both he and Clinton emerged to claim they had a good evening - without quite declaring victory.
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump in this state's Republican presidential caucuses Monday on the strength of a methodical data-driven organization, after a campaign that exposed the tensions between the party's angry conservative grassroots and its Washington leadership. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in third - an eyelash behind Trump - by capitalizing on a late surge in the state. "To God be the glory," Cruz said Monday night. "Tonight is a victory for the grassroots.
NEWS
January 28, 2016
Republican Debate When: 9 p.m. Thursday. TV: Fox News Moderators: Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace. Where: Des Moines, Iowa.
SPORTS
September 3, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The first time, Matt Szczur said, it kind of catches you off guard. You make the big leagues out of spring training, but April is barely half over when you're called into the manager's office. The general manager is in there, too, they're telling you that they want you to get regular at-bats, that they're real happy with you, but that you're going back to triple A. It's not a shock anymore. Szczur, the former Villanova football all-American and baseball star from Lower Cape May High School, now 26 years old, has shuttled between the Chicago Cubs and their top farm club 10 times this season.
NEWS
July 27, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
CAMANCHE, Iowa - The hog roast for the local Republican Party here was to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, but there was an unexpected delay: no butter. So when Gov. Christie took to the podium 90 minutes later, after some 200 voters filled their plates with pork and sufficiently buttered corn, he made sure to take note. When he returned to New Jersey, Christie explained, his wife would want to know the most memorable part of his trip. "Now I still have a whole 'nother day tomorrow in Iowa," Christie said, "but I can't imagine that there's going to be anything that's more memorable than when I tell my wife that I was in Clinton County, Iowa, and they didn't have the butter for the corn.
NEWS
March 9, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
DES MOINES, Iowa - Talk about juice. Bruce Rastetter, a multimillionaire agribusiness baron and the largest GOP donor in Iowa, got almost all of the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates - at least 11 of them - to agree to come to the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Saturday for a forum on agriculture issues. They were to sit down on stage for one-on-one, 20-minute interviews with Rastetter, discussing their positions on labeling for genetically modified food, proposed federal regulation of groundwater, foreign trade agreements - and, perhaps above all, the future of Iowa's important corn-based ethanol industry.
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