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"Little Joe" Gets Slap on Wrist PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 08 August 2000 18:00
Joseph “Little Joe” Van Hecke was recently sentenced in U.S. District Court in Des Moines on federal charges of disposing of stolen weapons and money laundering to a mere seven and a half years in prison. Van Hecke had faced numerous charges, including felony possession of firearms, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, illegal possession of firearms, and trafficking in stolen property.

Leach and Simpson End TV and Radio Ads PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 01 August 2000 18:00
Incumbent U.S. Representative Jim Leach, a Republican from Davenport, and Democratic challenger Bob Simpson of Iowa City have pledged to end all radio and television advertising. The recently agreed-to deal allows for promotional literature and newspaper advertising.

The FBI Can Read Your Email! PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 25 July 2000 18:00
“Carnivore” is the name of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation system designed to covertly search e-mail messages to and from targeted suspects, but it could also be used to compromise the privacy of millions of Internet users.

Golden Fleece Award Revived PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Monday, 24 July 2000 18:00
Every month for 13 years, Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wisconsin) gave his renowned "Golden Fleece Awards" for "wasteful, ridiculous or ironic use of the taxpayers' money." Sadly, the awards ended when Proxmire retired in 1989.

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