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Pony Express Riders gallop across Iowa for weekend fundraiser

Category: National News
Riders on horseback from all points of Iowa will leave tomorrow and head for the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny. The Pony Express Riders are embarking on their annual ride to Camp Sunnyside, bringing along the proceeds from a year’s worth of fundraisers. The trek started with three riders in 1968 and has continued to […]

Iowa House approves tax break for Knoxville Raceway

Category: National News
(Radio Iowa) - The Iowa House has passed a bill that would grant a tax rebate of up to two-million dollars to the Knoxville Raceway.  Representative Scott Ourth, a Democrat from Ackworth, lives 25 miles west of the dirt track. “Not only is the sprint car track and the Knoxville Raceway a huge economic development boon […]

Veishea task force chair: ending event “one of the possibilities”

Category: National News
(Radio Iowa) – The chair of a task force to study the future of Veishea at Iowa State University says ending the event is definitely an option. The annual spring-time celebration on the ISU campus was cut short last week when violence erupted on the morning of April 9 in the Campustown area of Ames. […]

Bud Selig Calls Replay Start ‘Remarkable’

Category: National Sports
(ABC News) – Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks. While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls. The new system that began March 30 vastly expands the […]

MLB marks Jackie Robinson Day

Category: National Sports
(ABC Sports) – NEW YORK — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 winter meetings to criticize its lack of minorities […]

Masahiro Tanaka allows two hits through 8 as Yanks quiet Cubs

Category: National Sports
(ABC Sports) – NEW YORK — Cold, shorter rest, a bigger ball. No matter the challenges, Masahiro Tanaka is making a smooth transition from Japan to the major leagues for one major reason: his split-fingered fastball. Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid Monday, Carlos Beltranhomered for the third straight game and New […]