Former Iowa Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell has died of cancer at the age of 84.Grant Woodard, Boswell’s former chief of staff, says Boswell was found ill in his Decatur County home sometime after 2 a.m. Friday and was flown to a hospital.Woodard says Boswell was suffering complications from a rare form of cancer.Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price released the following statement:“He left this world a better place than when he found it. His advocacy for veteran suicide prevention saves lives to this day, and we hope that all Iowa elected officials will take this moment to rededicate themselves to that cause”.Boswell served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Iowa’s 3rd District, from 1996 until he lost re-election in 2012.He also served in the Iowa Legislature from 1985-95.Updated 11:45pm 8/17/18
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! I’m in the minority here but I think I say stick with JW for now. I don’t really know why I’m saying that as it’s fairly clear that Daxx has the better arm — despite what Mike Yurcich thinks — but I guess I just know what I’m getting with JW against big-time teams.I don’t yet with Daxx — and while he’s got a good arm and seems more than capable of running the offense I’m not sure I want to spend the UTSA and Tech games finding out for sure.For example, what if Daxx starts against FSU? How do we feel like that game goes? I don’t think it’s a six-point game at the end. I mean, is there a human alive who thinks Daxx doesn’t get rattled and start forcing things down 17-0 against Florida State? Heck, I was rattled and I was sitting 300 feet from the field.Missouri State was a glorified scrimmage and while Daxx was good, I’ve seen JW go against Big 12 teams. And win.Here were my favorite comments from the poll:Troy: You forgot a healthy Rudolph.Luke: Ask the receivers the same question…T-Bone: I saw Daxx play one time. I saw a strong arm but I also saw him throw against the grain and off his wrong foot against an inferior opponent. His running ability looked very limited. If we were playing a better team, he may have done poorly.John Snyder: Can I vote neither?Shaniac: For once and only once, I actually agree with Jenni Carlson on this one. If we really run an Air Raid offense, then Daxx is the guy. If we run the offense that we ran with Zac Robinson, then JW is the guy.And let’s all appreciate this jewel of a comment:Evie Taylor: How is this good for our team? Doesn’t it cause division and doesn’t it undermine the coaches that have far more ability to make this call than someone who doesn’t watch them practice daily? And, what difference does it make when you are not the one making the decision of saying who should be running out every Saturday to lead the team. It only brings more negativity for the QBs to overcome when they see a fan base that doesn’t support them. I would think this is part of the reason Gundy protects them from the local media. It’s like a back seat driver who can’t see the road from the back seat but thinks he knows how to drive better than the one sitting in the drivers seat and then nagging the driver constantly causing him to not be able to focus 100% on driving the car.Maybe I don’t understand your blog but it seems to me to be so divisive. I am an OSU fan and I am supportive of whoever runs out there from week to week.Incredible.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. QuarterbackPercentage On Tuesday I threw out a poll on which quarterback you think should start if both are healthy.Here are the results after nearly 800 votes: Healthy JW Walsh28 percent Healthy Daxx Garman72 percent
For the second year in a row, Montreal comedy fans will be treated to the musings of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who’s returning to perform at the Just For Laughs festival.Noah is bringing his arena tour, Loud and Clear, to the Bell Centre July 26. The South African comedian hosted two galas at the festival last year.Also performing at the 37th edition of the festival: Australian standup comedian Jim Jefferies, who will host two galas, British comedian Jimmy Carr, whose latest Netflix special debuted on Tuesday, and Cristela Alonzo, who will host the Ethnic Show. Login/Register With: Advertisement Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, is the first big-name comedian attached to the 2019 Just For Laughs festival. (Evan Agostini/Invision via AP) Advertisement Twitter More acts will be announced in the coming weeks. The festival runs from July 10 to 28.In 2018, Howie Mandel and a Los Angeles-based talent and literary agency bought the struggling festival.Its future was uncertain after sexual assault allegations involving co-founder and president Gilbert Rozon emerged during the #MeToo movement.Rozon is facing one count of indecent assault and one count of rape, charges that were part of the Criminal Code when the alleged events occurred in 1979.His case will be back in court April 25, when a judge is expected to decide whether his trial will be held in front of a jury or a judge alone. Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
APTN National NewsKahnawake has held three referendums on building a casino on their land.In every instance, the community voted “no.”But that hasn’t stopped the band council from venturing into online gaming.They’re wagering that it will lead to prosperity for the community.However, many in the community say the council is breaking Kahnawake law when it comes to how it regulates gaming.APTN’s Tom Fennario has this story.