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March 2012

Jerry Sandusky trial postponed until June

The trial for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting several boys, has been postponed until June 5.

The trial was scheduled for May 15 but it "must be postponed to accommodate various logistical contingencies," court documents said.

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Bush senior endorses 'good man' Romney

Former US president George H.W. Bush called on Republicans Thursday to rally behind frontrunner Mitt Romney and wrap up the party's presidential nominating process.

"We've known Mitt for a long time and he's the man to do this job and go on to win the presidency," Bush told reporters gathered in his Houston office, with his wife Barbara and Romney at his side.

"I do think it's time for the party to get behind Governor Romney," Bush said.

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Katy Perry Bares Midriff in Neon Green Outfit at Kids' Choice Awards

Katy Perry got into the spirit at the Kids' Choice Awards in L.A. Saturday by sporting the event's theme color: green!

The singer worked an eye popping neon green "slime" top and a matching glittery skirt with coordinating heels. The blue-haired star also debuted a super-long, My Little Pony-esque blue and purple-streaked ponytail.

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Iowa City Cab Driver Robbed

IOWA CITY, IA. -- On March 30, 2012 at 11:45 p.m., the Iowa City Police Department received a report of a Yellow Cab driver being robbed at knifepoint on Warwick Circle. The driver reported picking the suspect up in downtown Iowa City and upon reaching Warwick circle the suspect brandished a knife and demanded money. The driver complied and the suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a white male, late 30's to early 40's, approximately 5'5", grey beard, wearing a blue hat, glasses, t-shirt and a brown flannel shirt.

The Iowa City Police Department is currently investigating the Robbery and is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect.
Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of these suspects. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

Bobby Abreu's place with Angels uncertain as trade talks fizzle

TEMPE, Ariz. — The immediate future of one Angels veteran was secured Friday when 39-year-old reliever Jason Isringhausen was told he made the team, but the outlook for 38-year-old outfielder Bobby Abreu remained cloudy with a chance of trade.

The Angels, according to a report, were "on the verge" of dealing Abreu to the Cleveland Indians Thursday night, but Abreu was in camp Friday and had two singles — his first hits in a week — and drove in two runs in a 9-2 exhibition victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Tempe Diablo Stadium.

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Trayvon Martin case: Is George Zimmerman being unfairly tried in media?

Is neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman being unfairly tried on TV for shooting unarmed teen Trayvon Martin? That’s what some commentators are saying now, one month after the pair’s fatal encounter in Sanford, Fla.

Mr. Martin’s death was a shame, Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly said on the “O’Reilly Factor” Thursday, adding that circumstantial evidence indicates that Mr. Zimmerman may have jumped to conclusions and racially profiled Martin as someone up to no good.

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Road Construction - Kimball Road

IOWA CITY, IA. -- Weather permitting, beginning on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, Kimball Road will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic from Dubuque Street to Governor Street. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic. This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate the trimming of trees from utility lines in the area. It is anticipated that Ridge Road will return to normal traffic by the end of the day on Friday, April 6th.

Motorists are to allow extra travel time when traveling in this area as delays may be possible. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at


President Obama Takes Another Page from Romney's Policy Playbook and Sends in Romney's 'Green Quarterback' to Destroy Jobs and Drive up Energy Prices

Verona, PA - This week oral arguments ended at the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of Obamacare - while close-by Congressional Republicans battled another one of the ghosts from Mitt Romney's past - as his "green (energy) quarterback" from Massachusetts led Obama's attack on America's energy industry.


Hogan Gidley, National Communications Director, said "Gov. Romney often says he's never been in Washington - well it's a good thing he hasn't, because Gov. Romney has done more than enough damage to this nation from Massachusetts.  First Romneycare was the basis for Obamacare, and now we find out Gov. Romney's 'green (energy) quarterback' who concocted Romney's regional cap-and-tax scheme is leading the effort to force the same job-crushing energy regulations down our throats at the national level.


Turns out, Governor Romney's healthcare model isn't the only thing Obama copied - now the President is copying Romney's environmental agenda too."


The day after news surfaced that President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to issue new greenhouse gas regulations effectively banning new coal-fired power plants, Obama's top air quality official Gina McCarthy - who previously served as Mitt Romney's "green quarterback" in Massachusetts - refused to rule out EPA regulations forcing existing coal plants to enact job-killing carbon dioxide limits.


Under direct questioning by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, McCarthy would only say that EPA currently has "no plans" to issue the regulations.  However, as The Hill reports, environmentalists say they are confident the agency will indeed issue climate regulations for existing power plants, noting that yesterday's greenhouse gas proposal for new plants explicitly cites future Clean Air Act regulations for the existing fleet.


From health care mandates and climate regulations to Wall Street bailouts, tax increases and big government spending, we are finding more evidence every day that regardless of how well you shake the Etch A Sketch, the real Mitt Romney looks a whole lot like President Obama on the issues that matter most.


Rick Santorum has vowed to immediately rescind all of President Obama's regulations that cost the economy more than $100 million per year, and immediately approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Toview Rick Santorum's full plan to unleash America's Energy, click here:


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