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Hundreds Show Support For Sioux City Casinos

Hundreds Show Support For Sioux City Casinos

Nicole Winters, Shift Editor

March 27, 2013


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SIOUX CITY| Over 300 people showed up Tuesday afternoon to make one last effort to show support at a public hearing in front of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. This was the last open forum that the IRGC would take into consideration before voting on which casino will get the license. Each casino...

Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina chosen as new pope

Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina chosen as new pope

Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times

March 13, 2013


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VATICAN CITY (MCT) -- Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named the 266th pope Wednesday, succeeding Benedict XVI as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and inheriting a global church that is growing in some parts of the world but faces serious challenges at home and abroad. Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina,...

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees plan joint tour

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees plan joint tour

Gerrick D. Kennedy

January 25, 2013


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LOS ANGELES (MCT) — Fans of the sweet, R&B-inflected harmonies of ‘90s boy bands should prepare themselves for a meltdown. New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and the newly reunited 98 Degrees announced Tuesday that they were prepping a North American arena tour. Set to kick off May 31 in Uncasville,...

Facebook Opens Polls, Users Vote Against Privacy-policy Changes

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

December 4, 2012


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SAN FRANCISCO -- Twenty-four hours after Facebook opened the polls, more than 100,000 users have cast their votes 10 to 1 against Facebook's proposed changes to its policies. That includes a proposal that would do away with Facebook users' right to vote on future changes. Hoping to get out the vote,...

The Value of Common Sense Tour

Waylon Goodwin, Shift Editor

October 21, 2012


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Friday October 12, 2012, Christie Vilsack and former U.S. President Bill Clinton were in Sioux City, IA  for Vilsack's 'The Value of Common Sense' tour. An estimated 1,500 people huddled together Friday night, on Sioux City's historic Fourth Street to welcome Iowa’s former first lady Christie Vilsack,...

Team Jack: An Inspiration

Team Jack: An Inspiration

Olivia Shoemaker, Reporter

October 9, 2012


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Jack Hoffman and his family have inspired people across the Husker nation and beyond. At only age 6, the Atkinson, Nebraska native was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer. After suffering through a life threatening seizure and many tests, it was found that he had a brain tumor. He has endured...

Study Finds Otters Fight Global Warming

Study Finds Otters Fight Global Warming

Jason Hoppin

September 18, 2012


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CRUZ, Calif. (MCT)— Monterey Bay’s main mascot may turn out to be a secret agent in the fight against climate change. It has long been known that sea otters, nursed back from brink of extinction in the past several decades, provide huge benefits for the vitality of undersea kelp forests. But a pa...

Attacks on American Embassy in Lybia

Attacks on American Embassy in Lybia

Waylon Goodwin, Shift Editor

September 17, 2012


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Tuesday, September 11th,The U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in an attack on a US. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, computer expert Sean Smith, and two former Navy Seals: Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty were among the victims of the attack. The...

Suicide: A College Student Killer

Suicide: A College Student Killer

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor, Cartoonist

September 12, 2012


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According to an Injury Prevention article “Suicide and College Students” by the Illinois Department of Public Health, it is estimated that 1,088 college students die by suicide each year. Over the years, the world has developed into an entirely different place. It seems that with all of the distractions...

PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITS SIOUXLAND

PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITS SIOUXLAND

Waylon Goodwin, Editor/Reporter

September 4, 2012


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President Barack Obama made an appearance on the Morningside College Campus in Sioux City, Iowa, Saturday Sept. 1, 2012 Some of the key issues President Obama touched on were the importance of the middle-class, and the importance of voting in the upcoming election in November. When the Democratic...

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Walk A Mile in Their Shoes

Britt Young, News Editor

April 24, 2012


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Sunset Plaza in Norfolk, NE decided to do a tribute to the people that were abused as children.  Do you think you could walk a mile in their shoes? The little gallery included shoes from Sugar Ray Leonard, the famous boxer and Dave Pelzer, the author of the book: A Child Called It. Each table...

Happenings in May: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Happenings in May:  Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Britt Young, News Editor

April 24, 2012


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Many parents are hearing the words “I’m pregnant” long before they are ready, their children are already becoming parents before graduating high school.  May is teen pregnancy prevention month.   Teen pregnancy is at an all time high (since the 90’s) in the United States, as shown...

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