North Iowa Today for Monday, Sept. 19

For other fun events, go to and click on the Entertainment link. To suggest events to be listed here, please email specifics to You can also post them in the online Events Calendar by following the posting prompts. • CLEAR LAKE — Ghost hunter Curt Strutz will present a program based on his ghost hunting journeys at 7 p.m. at the Clear Lake Public Read more [...]

eBay sale raises funds for WikiLeaks

WIKILEAKS memorabilia including an unopened coffee sachet smuggled out of a British prison and signed by Julian Assange, are on sale to raise funds for the cash-strapped enterprise. A range of items are listed for sale with eBay, including the coffee sachet, for which bidding stood at $383.38 tonight after eight offers.A blurb on the eBay sale page reads: "Scarce item of memorabilia from Julian Assange's time in prison"."Julian Assange spent 10 days in prison Read more [...]

Rye Brook police: 2 shot in dispute; 1 listed as critical

<!--Saxotech Paragraph Count: 4-->RYE BROOK — Two men were shot and wounded Saturday night during a dispute at a Roanoke Avenue apartment, Rye Brook Police Chief Gregory Austin said in a statement released Sunday.The two victims, who were not identified, were rushed to the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla shortly after the 8:40 p.m. shooting at 3 Roanoke Ave., police said. One of the men was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the buttocks, while the other was shot in Read more [...]

Luxury homes at deep discounts – The Virginian

Internist Dirghayu Desai and his wife, Tejal, had searched for more than two years. They agreed that a good house would be "nicely built," set within a neighborhood they liked, contain four-plus bedrooms and include a first-floor suite for his mother. And the ideal home would need to include all of that at a great price. So the doctor looked thrilled as he glanced from fireplace to cathedral ceiling to spacious gourmet kitchen, then past the custom window treatments to the pool, landscape and Read more [...]

Chase Race Postponed By Rain – Notes From Chicagoland

NASCAR officials and teams battled the rain at Chicagoland. [Russ Lake Photo] Chase Race Postponed By Rain - Notes From Chicagoland by Paul Gohde 9/18/2011 Joliet, IL - Due to persistent rain, with more coming on radar, the Geico 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway has been postponed until Monday at 11: 00 AM local time. The race will be shown on ESPN. The event is the first race in NASCAR's Chase for the 2011 series' championship. Geico 400 Notes • Matt Read more [...]

CSR Reduces Stock Sale After Train Crash

BY ESTHER FUNG SHANGHAI—Chinese train maker CSR Corp. has lowered the amount it seeks to raise from a planned additional share sale by 18% to 9 billion yuan (US$1.4 billion) to reflect the decline in its share price following a deadly train crash in July. Government-owned CSR, which made the trains involved in the July 23 crash, said on Saturday that it plans to sell 1.96 billion shares at 4.46 yuan apiece to a group of designated investors. The company had initially planned to Read more [...]

Jets Cruise Past Jaguars

Jets Cruise Past JaguarsVIDEO PLAYLIST Jets Cruise Past JaguarsJets Cruise Past JaguarsCountdown Daily Recap: NYJ-JACCountdown Daily Recap: NYJ-JACJets Happy But Not Content After WinJets Happy But Not Content After Win EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Wide receiver Santonio Holmes, listed as questionable with knee and quadriceps injuries, played for the New York Jets in Sunday's 32-3 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Jets blog Looking for more onthe green and white? Read more [...]

Fight to halt wrecking ball

New Farm residents fear the suburb will lose more of its character if this heritage-listed block of flats is demolished. Photo: Bridie Jabour A battle is brewing over the fate of a heritage-listed block of flats after a notice of demolition went up in front of the New Farm building. About 50 people attended a public meeting yesterday to protest the proposed demolition of the building, Read more [...]

Political briefs for the Grand Strand

• The West Side Democrats Club is holdings its annual barbeque, featuring the famous “William and Jim” barbeque, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at Coppers Restaurant, 201 Laurel St., Conway. Tickets are $10 and people can choose to eat in or take out their food. The event is being held the same day as Conway’s Fall Fest, at which there will be live music and activities.For more information, call Jim at 347-2693 or the party office at 488-4237. • The Horry County Executive Committee Read more [...]

Vermilion mansion for $19.5 million? Estate was home to Donald Brown, inventor …

View full sizeWaterwood Estate, Sotheby's, CBREThe Waterwood Estate, the former home of inventor Donald Brown and his wife, has been listed for sale for $19.5 million. The lakefront property in Vermilion is one of Northeast Ohio's most unusual homes, a series of pods linked by glass corridors.VERMILION, Ohio -- One of Northeast Ohio's most unusual - and at $19.5 million, priciest - homes is for sale, offering well-heeled buyers a shot at 160 acres of lakefront property. The Waterwood Estate Read more [...]