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KLEM News PM Update August 26, 2010

(LE MARS)--The Republican candidate for Governor brings his ideas for economic development to Le Mars next Tuesday afternoon.

Terry Branstad's campaign staff promotes the free, public event as a "Ready to Create Jobs" event. He'll discuss economic development, small business and jobs.

Branstad will be at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor Tuesday afternoon at 12:30

College courses available through Good Samaritan

(LE MARS)--Older adults may be in class at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars this fall.

Senior College is an option for Good Samaritan-Le Mars residents and active older adults to learn, with socialization being an important part of the program.

Two "Senior College" offerings beginning October 4th are "Living Green" and "Act Happy." The courses taught by college-level instructors are free and test and grade free.

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, in conjunction with Southwest Minnesota State University and Minnesota West Community Technical College in Marshall, Minnesota, is offering "Senior College."

Information about Fall Term classes is available by contacting Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars at 546-4101.

Vandalism investigated by Le Mars Police

(LE MARS)--Two Le Mars teens were cited into juvenile court after Le Mars Police investigated reports of property being marked with gang signs.

On August 17th, officers took several reports of vandalism starting on the Recreation Trail in southwest Le Mars and continuing north to Clark Elementary School. Property vandalized included the Recreation Trail, West Floyd Park restrooms, Little League Ballfield buildings, the Highway 75 bridge, a construction truck, storage shed and Clark Elementary School.

According to information released by Le Mars Police, those charged with criminal mischief in the second, third and four degrees are 16-year-old Scott Mitchell Junior and 15-year-old Cowen Hames, both of Le Mars. Hames is also charged with making a false report.

Infant injured by neighborhood dog

(SIOUX CITY)--Sioux City Police are investigating injuries to an infant from a neighborhood dog last (Wednesday) night.

Police and First Responders went to a home on the city's north side at 2315 Douglas Street after a 19-month-old was reported to have been bitten multiple times in the chest and lower part of the infant boy's body.

Witnesses told police the infant had wandered into the yard from next door and was bitten by a dog chained to a tree. Neighbors were able to free the infant from the dog's grip before they called 911.

Animal Adoption and Rescue Center officers took the dog which is being held while the incident is investigated.

The 19-month-old was taken to St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City to be treated for the dog bite injuries.

Manilla man dies in Crawford crash

(Undated)--One person was killed during a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Crawford County. The Iowa State Patrol says 57-year old Thomas Eldon Foreman of Manilla died when the 1989 Buick he was driving collided with a pickup truck near Vail. Officials say the accident happened when Foreman’s car met a pickup driven by 31-year old James Patrick Lally of Vail on the crest of a hill. The vehicles collided head-on, just before 10 p.m. on 350th Street, a little over a mile north of Highway 141. Foreman was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City, where he died. Lally was injured during the crash and taken to the Crawford County Hospital. The Patrol says Lally was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. The accident remains under investigation. (News report from Radio Iowa)


Restaurants scramble after massive egg recall

CHICAGO (AP) Eggs sunny-side-up are still on the menu. But restaurants nationwide are keeping a closer eye on egg suppliers and reminding diners of the dangers of undercooked food after a massive recall tied to a salmonella outbreak.

Many restaurateurs are relying on long-standing menu warnings about the dangers of eating undercooked food. And waitstaffs are fielding questions from concerned guests worried that what they're being served may not be safe.

At Atlanta's West Egg Cafe, business was brisk last weekend when customers chowed through nearly 2,900 eggs. Still, Chef Patric Bell says some diners asked whether the eggs were safe.

The restaurant's eggs weren't affected by the recall and he says so far no one was changing breakfast orders.

Iowa county looks at burial law

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) Des Moines County is studying a state law that requires bodies of poor people to be offered to medical schools before being buried at taxpayers' expense.

Assistant County Attorney Amy Beavers turned up the law while reviewing state law to update a county manual.

According to the law, once a college or medical school has finished with the body, it will be properly buried or cremated. There are exceptions for veterans and for those who left a written declaration of what should happen to the body.

Beavers told county supervisors about the law during a workshop last week.

Supervisors want to talk with funeral directors about the law before implementing it. Funeral homes must inform the county when an indigent funeral is required.

Board recommends suspension for Waterloo attorney

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Grievance Commission of the Iowa Supreme Court wants the high court to suspend the license of a Waterloo attorney who allegedly had sex with a client.

The commission has recommended a three-year suspension for Clovis Bowles.

The Iowa Supreme Court's Attorney Disciplinary Board alleges Bowles had sexual relations with one of his female clients on several occasions in 2007 and 2008.

According to the board, the woman had a history of emotional problems, and Bowles was aware of her problems.

There is no telephone listing for Bowles in the Waterloo area.

Iowa casino votes to build hotel

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) Prairie Meadows has voted to proceed with building a hotel at its racetrack and casino in Altoona.

The board voted Wednesday to proceed with landscaping and demolition work to allow construction on the hotel to continue through the winter. The work is contingent upon approval by the Polk County Board off Supervisors.

Voters in November must approve a referendum that allows Prairie Meadows to offer gambling for another eight years.

The project will cost around $29 million and take about 14 months.

Should the referendum pass, as it did in 1994 and in 2002, Prairie Meadows will finalize financing for the rest of the project and continue with the construction.

Backyard chickens on way to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) Cedar Rapids has given the OK for backyard chickens.

In a final procedural vote on Wednesday, the City Council cleared the way for residents to raise up to six hens.

The ordinance says chickens must be in a fenced area at least 10 feet from property lines and 25 feet from any adjacent home, church, school or business.

Odors can't be ``perceptible'' beyond the boundaries of the yard.


Iowa release McCaffery's contract details

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The University of Iowa will pay Siena $240,000 to cover a buyout clause for basketball coach Fran McCaffery.

McCaffery was lured from Siena to replace Todd Lickliter in March, and McCaffery's contract details with Iowa were released Wednesday.

McCaffery's six-year deal starts at $1.1 million a year and escalates to $1.35 million in the final year. The contract also includes a provision for McCaffery and Iowa to discuss an extension after the 2011-12 season.

McCaffery will receive a $25,000 bonus for getting the Hawkeyes to the NCAA tournament and $10,000 for reaching the NIT in any of his first three seasons.

Iowa fired Lickliter after three lackluster seasons, and the school still owes its former coach $2.4 million.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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