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maxine weimer January 31, 2014 at 03:33 PM
People with mental disorders do not belong in jail, we need to have many more mental institutionsRead Morewh ere these people can get the help they deserve, not be put in a prison where they will be taken advantage of and only get worse. This is a shame beyond belief and I have only contempt for those who willingly and knowingly place people with mental challenges in prison.
Joseph M. Jason January 31, 2014 at 11:49 PM
I have written an article on misconduct byRead Moreprosecutors. http://namibarringtonarea.org/downloads/Pres identsDesk2-14.pdf
Thomas Offal March 16, 2014 at 02:22 PM
Aspergers is NOT being criminalizes in Iowa -- Mr. Jason's adult son David (who happens to haveRead Moreauti sm) is being penalized for stalking his ex-girlfriend, trying to extort his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill lawyers. These actions are illegal and David has merrily continued to Harris the ex-despite restraining orders, no contact orders and jail time for violating them. Aspergers isn't criminalizes -- staking and harassing is justifiably criminal!!
j s January 30, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Nothing really seems local to Marion, and most of the "stories" are just syndicatedRead Morenation al blurbs on something, or if it is local, seems like autogenerated data. I don't even know if there is an actual editor anymore. Two years ago, this started out as something promising and fizzled into spam.
Margaret Haro February 25, 2014 at 11:10 PM
I've had enough. I am leaving this site. It really has no Marion news which was what appealed toRead Morem e.
Pam Brown July 22, 2013 at 09:48 AM
I am so tired of people complaining about smokers. They have rights too and they pay a huge amount Read Moreof taxes to smoke. If smoking offends you even when smokers are out in the open air, I would suggest that you take your children elsewhere or have them play on something away from the smokers. Fact is, your children were probably not near them and if they were I don't think the smokers were blowing smoke in their faces. I can understand restaurants but out in the open air? Really? Aren't you going alittle to far? Walk away, play in another area that is your right. We have done enough to smokers.
j s July 29, 2013 at 10:30 AM
I don't think smoking is banned in the park, but it should be. In regards to the above comments, I Read Moreagree that smokers have rights, but they should also have some common decency and courtesy as well. What they do affects those around them, open-air or not. If kids are outside playing at a public park, they have a right to fresh air.
Joe Stutler July 29, 2013 at 06:02 PM
I'm opposed to a ban, but I'm not opposed to folks using basic courtesy and not leaving their butts Read Morelying on the ground, smoking close to others, etc. As a former smoker, I don't really want to be breathing in clouds of dense smoke. Neither do I want to smell strong perfume, listen to other peoples' music or excessively loud talking, get hit with kids' frisbees and balls, etc. Basic "do unto others..." stuff. Oh, and if I'm in the spot first, don't pop down next to me then complain that you don't like what I'm up to.
Joe Stutler July 29, 2013 at 09:26 PM
I'm good with the cover. It blows apart the stereotype that "the terrorists" are allRead Moreturba n-wearing, dark-skinned, scraggly-bearded radicals. I'm disappointed with Hy-Vee's decision, taking the cowardly way out. But then, they're just making a sound business decision, not wanting to upset their customers who cling to those stereotypes (forgetting Tim McVeigh, Eric Rudolph, Scott Roeder......).
Joe Stutler July 29, 2013 at 09:27 PM
I'm good with the cover. It blows apart the stereotype that "the terrorists" are allRead Moreturba n-wearing, dark-skinned, scraggly-bearded radicals. I'm disappointed with Hy-Vee's decision, taking the cowardly way out. But then, they're just making a sound business decision, not wanting to upset their customers who cling to those stereotypes (forgetting Tim McVeigh, Eric Rudolph, Scott Roeder......). No one wants to face the idea that the murdering bastard of the week could be *their* kid.
CFBusinessOwner July 06, 2013 at 10:43 PM
I'm happy to breathe clean air in restaurants, bars, bowling alleys and even medical facilities.Read MoreEve n though I don't frequent casinos I sure wish their employees and customers could breathe air that is unpolluted by tobacco smoke.
B.A. Morelli July 07, 2013 at 10:13 AM
I don't miss having my clothes smell like smoke after going out for dinner or a drink.
Beth Dalbey April 17, 2013 at 11:57 PM
What are the best "green" solutions for weed control?
Willie Wellington April 18, 2013 at 03:08 AM
Hi Beth. My name is Willie Wellington and I own/operate Insite Lawn Care and Landscaping. We haveRead Moreus ed green products for over seven years now and recommend these solutions for you. The best 'green' solutions are using corn gluten as a preemergent right now. As for post-emergent control - look for a horticultural grade vinegar (10-20% acetic acid) and apply it on a warm sunny day. It is nonselective - meaning it will kill or damage anything that you spray it on. You can also find some people using a product called the Green Guardian. It is an all natural post-emergent and fertilizer. Please remember that natural products take longer than chemical products but can produce better results in the long run while also being better for the environment.
Quality Care, Nature Care April 19, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Thank you everybody for your questions! If you would like more questions answered in the future orRead Morej ust information about your lawn, visit quality-care.com or the Iowa State University extension. Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook for updates on Quality Care and local turf conditions! -Mark, Geoff, and Craig
Waukee Hadware September 20, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Hello Sharon. Geoff from Waukee Hardware here. Carefully of course. You should go through aRead MoreHardw are Rental Center and rent a staircase schaffolding or articulating ladder for this job. Always be sure your schaffolding/ladder is level and stable before climbing. Also have someone with you to act as a spotter and gopher since you don't want to be climing up and down for your paint supplies. If your still to short for the job, remember there are extension poles that you can add to your rollers. Remember to use a quality paint to keep from having to do this project again. We recommend Valspar, and have fun!
Waukee Hadware September 20, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Hi Beth. This is Geoff at Waukee Hardware. You can also do either of these suggestions; put a 1Read Morec up of vegatable oil down your basement drain to water evaporation, or if you prefer to not use chemicals, try Roebic RV & Marine Holding Tank Treatment, it does not contain methyl alcohol, is safe for plastic pipes, has excellent odor control and environmently safe. As for preventing tree roots from growing into the sewer line, the only non-chemical method I'm aware of is to roto-root your drain pipes. Once your drains are root free, use Root Clear (copper sulfate) 2x year to maintain.
Waukee Hadware September 20, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Hi Adam. Geoff from Waukee Hardware here. Try "Magic Eraser" damp on the doors andRead Morefloor . It's amazing what a good job it does. You just need to keep scrubbing until it's clean and then maintain.
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