Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Iowa legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Feller dies at age 92

Hall of Fame pitcher, Bob Feller, died tonight of leukemia at age 92. The former Major League Baseball star has been in hospice care in Cleveland for nearly two weeks.

The native of Van Meter, Iowa struck out 15 batters in is major league debut in 1936 at age 17, and went on to a career of monumental proportions. Feller won 266 games, struck out 2,581 hitters and helped the Cleveland Indians to a World Series title in 1948. Cleveland has not won a World Series title since.

He was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in 1962 and opened the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter in 1995.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Healing Waters encourages vets to tie flies and start casting


Published: October 25th, 2010 10:38 PM
Last Modified: October 26th, 2010 05:44 AM

It began, oddly enough, fly fishing near Saddam Hussein's palace in Iraq.

That's where Staff Sgt. Michael Henrie of Elmendorf Air Force Base was stationed in late 2008. In stocked waters around the palace and in the Eurphrates River swam carp-like fish. Some troops managed to secure gear from donor stores in the U.S., and before long, Henrie was casting.

"We signed out some fishing poles and went fishing in the desert," he said. "Fishing while you're wearing a Kevlar vest and a helmet with Apache helicopters overhead is a unique and inspiring thing."

Not long afterward, Henrie heard about Project Healing Waters, founded in 2005 by Navy captain Ed Nicholson while he was recovering at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. The program encourages mentally or physically injured veterans to tie flies and cast in nearby lakes and streams.

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Healing Waters encourages vets to tie flies and start casting

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Feds consider limiting potatoes offered to kids

Feds consider limiting potatoes offered to kids

GLEED, Wash. (AP) — Potato growers say the spud is being unfairly singled out by healthy food advocates.

After a recommendation by the Institute of Medicine, the federal Women, Infants and Children program approved an interim rule that bars participants from buying potatoes with their federal dollars. Potatoes are the only vegetable not allowed.

The institute, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, also has recommended that the U.S. Department of Agriculture-backed school lunch program limit use of potatoes.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

MERIDIAN COMPLEX: Condo owners on hook for developer's code violations

County also bills couple for inspection


Amy and Frank Taddeo bought their Las Vegas condominium on the assumption it met building codes.

When they recently began to suspect that American Invsco -- which converted the complex from apartments to condominiums -- had violated county building codes during the remodeling, the couple called county building inspectors.

This week, the Taddeos learned that for their trouble, the county is billing them more than $600 in investigation fees and holding them responsible to fix several electrical violations that inspectors found June 22 at their Meridian condo.

Some violations involve work that was done without building permits or inspections. All involve work that occurred after the original construction.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Two state employees fired for creating "The List"

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Two employees of The Utah Department of Workforce Services will lose their jobs over "The List" and could also eventually lose their freedom.

Two state employees fired for creating "The List"