Archive for May 1st, 2013



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This song reminds me of Iowa. Every time I hear it, I am taken back to the living room of my ex-girlfriend’s family home on Tonawanda Drive in Des Moines.

Today jury selection commenced for Noah Crooks’ trial in Clarion IA, where the trial was moved from Osage due to concerns about pretrial publicity. Noah, age 14, is charged for the murder of his mother Gretchen in March 2012.

The state commanded the day’s proceedings, and it took much longer than expected. The Iowa Attorney General’s office narrowed a pool of 100 potential jurors down to 32. Bill Kutmus will begin doing his thing in the morning, and opening statements may commence in the afternoon.


Groove of the Day 

Listen to Simon & Garfunkel performing “Cloudy”