Obama supporter Alex Lyznik of Johnston, Iowa, says he's still proud of the president, and would advise him to talk to people honestly, and admit that "everything he promised hasn't happened." Lyznik, who with his wife, Anna, came to the U.S. from Poland 28 years ago, was at the Des Moines farmers market with and his dog, Flip, a German pointer.
The Smokey Row Coffee House, across from Oskaloosa's central square, is quieter these days than it was on July 4, 2007, when throngs of the curious stopped by hoping to get a glimpse of presidential candidate Barack Obama. He's scheduled to be in Oskaloosa again next week.
Carole Comstock of Oskaloosa says she'll likely vote for Obama again, even though her dream of seeing the country unite after the 2008 election has gone unfulfilled. Comstock says she blames Congress for not giving Obama a chance to succeed.
The line at the cavernous Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa stretched out the door and down the block, so long that dozens of Iowans waiting to see presidential candidate Barack Obama had to settle for a peek through the windows.
It was July 4, 2007, heady days for Obama in the Hawkeye State, where Democratic caucusgoers would soon launch him as a legitimate national contender, and where state voters would later turn out in record numbers to help put the first-term Illinois senator into the White House.
Brian Bills, a flight operations analyst for Lockheed Martin, demonstrates the Procerus VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) Flight System — a surveillance drone for commercial, civil and military customers — at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in Las Vegas. (Watch a demo video.)
Wrapping up this week's worth of MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN broadcasts (11am-noon Central Standard on 88.7FM locally orwww.krvs.org) with the newest by Redd Kross, Patti Smith, Wild Flag, Lee Renaldo w/ J. Mascis, The Step Kids, Fights and imagineIAM. Also: classics by The Damned, Throbbing Gristle, Pink Floyd and solo Syd Barrett.
In Olympic women's soccer, the U.S. team has beaten Japan, 2-1, in the gold medal match at London's Wembley Stadium, a game that set a new attendance record with more than 80,000 spectators. Carli Lloyd scored both of the American goals, while U.S. stars Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach weren't able to finish their chances. But they were very active, and both players kept the Japanese defenders occupied around the goal.
The indie-folk duo Vandaveer's first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, features vocalist Rose Guerin joining singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Charles Heidinger, who also occasionally plays bass for These United States.
"I don't believe I can offend you in a comedy club," Rock says. Star comedians use comedy clubs to try out new material. "I think that's the deal that's made when you see a famous guy in one of these clubs."
How much funny family dysfunction can you pack into two days? Plenty, if you're Mingus and Marion (Chris Rock and Julie Delpy) an interracial, multinational Manhattan couple — each with kids from previous relationships — hosting Marion's family visiting from France. The film, 2 Days in New York, is a sequel to Delpy's 2007 film, 2 Days in Paris.
Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 10:06 am
Some enterprising dairy farmers in rural Maryland have found a new source of income — opening ice cream shops on their farms. This summer, seven of them have come together to form Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail, the nation's first farm-based ice cream trail. And the results so far seem pretty sweet.