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  • 2-day QPF
    Heavy Rain, Gusty Wind Wednesday....but NOT a Nor'Easter!
    Tuesday was a mild day across the region and there were even some strong thunderstorms along the shore too! after a mild low of 52 at Philadelphia International Airport we had sunshine that gave way to clouds in the afternoon and a trace of rain...
  • William Elliott Whitmore
    The 2014 Maximum Ames Music Festival is September 25 to 28
    The 2014 Maximum Ames Music Festival is almost upon us. The event will take place in Downtown Ames from Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28. This will be the first year that all the festival's shows will all be within walking...
  • Remender and Tocchini provide a deep new take on science fiction
    Remender deals with his fears and searches for optimism in new series ‘Low’
    The world of writer Rick Remender and artist Greg Tocchini’s “Low” is heading towards a fiery end. The people of Earth have fled below the surface of the ocean to escape the radiation and fire of the ever expanding Sun as it...
  • William Elliott Whitmore
    Headliners announced for Music Under the Canopy and Maximum Ames Music Festival
    Through multiple announcements over the last few days, we now know the headliners and many of the other musical acts for the next two Music Under the Canopy music festivals and the 2014 Maximum Ames Music Festival.The revamped Brenton Skating...
  • Water Vapor imagery(evening of 3/24/14)
    A Wintry Mix Possible On Tuesday, A Windy Wednesday, But Then Spring Returns
    Despite plenty of sunshine we only mustered a high of 36 at Philly International this afternoon; this was after a low of 23 AND a northwesterly wind between 10-15mph that made the wind chill in the middle 20s.Overnight we'll have increasing...
  • Stop paying mortgage insurance
    Are you Paying Mortgage Insurance?
    Mortgage insurance, it does not benefit homeowners.With the government forcing homeowners to pay mortgage insurance for the life of an FHA loan, there has to be a better option. FHA loans are notorious for being the first time buyer ticket to...
  • Indian rupee: Bounces off record low as crisis looms
    Indian rupee: Bounces off record low as crisis looms
    The Indian rupee rebounded after hitting a record low. The low was reached on Wednesday. According to Reuters on Aug. 29, 2013, the government is looking for solutions.Among the steps debated by policymakers on Thursday were monetizing the country...
  • Wilco setlist: Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, MN 7/9/13
    Wilco setlist: Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, MN 7/9/13
    Yesterday evening, Wilco HQ tweeted: #TheWreckofEdmundFitzgerald with @RthompsonMusic + @lowtheband #Duluth. #Americanarama.That says it all, huh? Oh, for those of you behind the times, that tweet meant that Wilco was performing the Gordon...
  • Flo Rida
    Flo Rida to headline International Night 1 at Reggae Sumfest
    International hip-hop sensation, Flo Rida has become the latest headliner to be added to this year’s Reggae Sumfest lineup as the popular American musician will feature on International Night 1 of the event, according to an announcement...
  • Executive Summary: Low with Members of Trampled by Turtles.
    Executive Summary: Low with Members of Trampled by Turtles.
    Low with members of Trampled by Turtles played an emotionally powerful show at the Fitzgerald. The first set consisted of their new album The Invisible Way; an album that some critics are calling Low's best work in a history of great...
  • Birthrate decline
    The economic impact of a declining birthrate in U.S.
    The United States birthrate for 2011 was the lowest it has experienced since 1920, the earliest year whenreliable records became available. The figures, released today by the Pew Research Institute, show the record low decline was largest in...
  • Waiting at theater
    Low/No budget: Independent filmmaking
    First thing’s first, thinking of making your own movie can be a daunting task and were pretty sure you’re asking yourself: “How am I going to have explosive scenes, nice cars, good actors?” Well to avoid thinking your way...
  • Early morning radar 10/4/11
    Like an annoying in-law the pesky low is around for yet another day!
    Luckily the low is moving north, but not before we have another day of rain chances throughout the day. There will be breaks of sunshine with the clouds, but that will be the exception and not the rule. High temperatures will get toward 65 for the...
  • Low Pressure Systems
    The highs and lows of it: Low pressure systems
    Sorry for the delay since the last article, folks – traveling for the day job took precedence.Let’s talk about the flip side of high pressure: low pressure systems. These areas are represented by the red L on a weather map. Low...
  • Bitten by the low carb bug
    Bitten by the low carb bug
    It finally happened. All of that indulgent cooking/eating eventually led to a not-so-lovely gain. I have been here before, but this time I am over 40 and let’s just say that the extra poundage no longer comes off as swiftly as it once did....
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