They teach it in Salt Lake City, Little Rock, Cedar Rapids and 40 miles down the road in Rancho Cucamonga, a breakneck brand of baseball known as the Angel Way. It is highly entertaining -- stolen bases, hit-and-runs, speed merchants rushing from first to third in a blur -- but come playoff time it has been highly suspect.
Doug Ward drives through a subdivision made up of rows of trailers. You can hear the sadness in his voice as he says, "This just doesn't feel like home." He longs for the life he lived before devastating floods destroyed his Cedar Rapids neighborhood.
The former manager of the largest U.S. kosher meatpacking plant was arrested Thursday on federal conspiracy charges of harboring illegal immigrants and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft, federal officials said.
Floodwaters were receding Saturday in Cedar Rapids, but as the Cedar retreated, waters in Iowa City had already invaded parts of the University of Iowa campus and weren't expected to crest until sometime Monday
While the meanings of monikers like Ethiopian, Hobokenite, and Earthling aren't hard to suss out, it's a little tougher to guess where to find a Moonraker or a Zonie. And why the heck are Oklahomans called "Sooners," anyway?
From Arnold Palmer to Phil Mickelson, the Masters has a long history of decisive final-hole dramatics, but this year's tournament was a Masters unlike any other, and so the ending was destined to be a little messy. After four days of exasperating golf, it figured that Zach Johnson would win his green jacket while slouched in the locker room, averting his eyes from a television because he couldn't bear to watch his fate unfold.
A backyard barbecue with more than 200 guests, an event center bustling with loyal Republicans at noon and a high school gym at capacity by 5 p.m.: It must be Iowa with presidential contenders in town.
While driving an 18-wheeler more than a million miles during his 52-year career, Charlie Ohman constantly dreamed of being a high school varsity basketball coach. At 74 that dream finally came true this season as he is currently in the midst of his first season as head coach at Westmoor (Daly City, Calif.) High.
Across Iowa on Monday, Democratic presidential hopefuls stormed restaurants, fairgrounds, high schools and just about any place they could find an audience in an effort to bring supporters out to the evening caucuses.