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BIDEN-IOWA Vice President Biden to campaign in Iowa again DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The campaign for Democratic President Barack Obama says Vice President Joe Biden will visit Iowa again later this week. The campaign said Sunday that Biden will visit Fort Dodge, Iowa on Thursday, but details of his visit weren’t immediately available. Biden also plans to campaign in Florida on Wednesday and in Pennsylvania on Thursday. Iowa is one of nine key states that Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are focusing on in the closing days of the campaign. In addition to Biden’s visit, first lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to campaign in Iowa City and Sioux City on Monday.
SCHOOL OFFICIAL ARRESTED Dubuque, Iowa school board member arrested (Information in the following story is from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com) DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A Dubuque school board member is facing criminal charges after getting into an argument with a bus driver in a country club parking lot. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that 50-year-old George Davis spent Saturday night in jail after the incident. He was released after posting $5,000 bond Sunday. Police say Davis pounded on the hood of a bus and entered the bus to confront the driver because he believed it was parked in his way. Davis was cited on suspicion of two misdemeanor charges. Davis says he regrets the incident and plans to cooperate fully with investigators. Davis is an attorney who has been elected to the school board twice. He also serves on the board of Western Dubuque Biodiesel.
DROUGHT DISOBEDIENCE Iowa woman won’t pay sewer bill for lawn watering (Information in the following story is from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/) IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa City woman is refusing to pay a hefty sewer charge for water she used to keep her lawn alive during this summer’s drought. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Linda Watkins had no problem paying the $92 water bill she received in August because she knew she was using more water than usual. But Watkins balked at the idea of paying $123 for sewer charges when most of the water she used stayed on her lawn and never reached the city’s sewers. Watkins’ sewer bill is normally about $15. City officials say Watkins water could be turned off if she continues to refuse to pay her bill. Officials say the city can’t tell how much water is used on a lawn unless residents install a second water meter.
BOIL ORDER-ATTICA Boil advisory lifted for Attica, Iowa ATTICA, Iowa (AP) – State environmental officials have lifted a drinking water alert for residents of the town of Attica. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says water samples from Attica’s water supply show the water is now safe to drink. Officials say the samples they tested were negative for coliform bacteria. The tests came up clean on two different occasions 24 hours apart. Attica is about 45 miles southeast of Des Moines.
NURSING HOME DEATH Iowa nursing home fined $8,000 for patient death (Information in the following story is from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com) CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) – State regulators have fined a nursing home in Centerville $8,000 after a woman who couldn’t breathe died in front of family members. The Des Moines Register reports that regulators were concerned about the circumstances of Barbara Logsdon’s death on June 22nd. The 64-year-old woman was under a doctor’s order to have her airway suctioned periodically to clear phlegm, but regulators say the Golden Age Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to do that before her death. And because two of Logsdon’s family members work at the home, they were present for her death. Michael Hamm, who runs the nursing home company that owns the Centerville facility, declined to comment on Logsdon’s death.
WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS-TRIAL Trial in 1977 killing asks: Were suspects framed? IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Two men wrongly convicted in the 1977 murder of a retired Iowa police officer hope to prove that detectives framed them to solve a high-profile case. During a trial that starts Wednesday in Des Moines, Terry Harrington and Curtis McGhee will argue that Council Bluffs officers coerced witnesses into fabricating testimony that framed them for killing John Schweer. Schweer was shot while working as night watchman at a car dealership. Harrington and McGhee were black teenagers from neighboring Omaha. They were convicted based on testimony from witnesses, who later said they were coerced into lying. Harrington and McGhee were in prison until 2003, when the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors committed misconduct in concealing reports about a troubled white suspect seen near the crime scene with a shotgun.
OKLAHOMA-IOWA ST Kickoff time set for Oklahoma-Iowa State game NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – An 11 a.m. kickoff time has been set for the upcoming Oklahoma-Iowa State Big 12 football game. OU announced that the November 3rd game in Ames will also be broadcast by ABC. The Sooners are coming off a 30-13 loss to Notre Dame while Iowa State defeated Baylor 35-21 on Saturday.