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Friday, May 19, 2023
Good Friday Morning to You!

Welcome to the Friday mailbag where you will find some of the comments, questions and ideas sent recently by subscribers of this newsletter or our publications. They are edited for space and clarity.

“My current pad is 3-M bright green Post-Its. I use them for a variety of temporary things from notes stuck temporarily on my home desk to bookmarks to scratch pad — less wasted paper (Post-it Notes, May 11, 2023). My uses fit my needs; I pay virtually no attention to how others use them. Nor do I care! Curious as to your use of the term ‘haters.’ My curiosity aroused mostly because I have encountered public discussion of use of the ‘hate’ term this week. Do people really ‘hate,’ or do they just ‘dislike’ what people do or think or say? Is there still a difference, or has another piece of our English language become extinct? Truthfully, when it comes to sticky notes, I seldom give it any thought. Life is filled with personal preference choices. Now I must get a Kleenex to blow my nose, have another sip from my Coke, oh wait — we use Puffs tissues and my drink is root beer! Have A Happy Day!” - Chuck

This is why I like you, Chuck. You keep everyone on their toes, including me. Now have a Coke… and a smile! - Shane

“The older I got, and as my mind ran out of open spaces when I was a deputy, I carried a pad of Post-it notes in my shirt pocket (Post-it Notes, May 11, 2023). I'd start a contact with drivers by writing down their name and DOB and stick it to my citation or ticket book. I'd really hate it when I'd have to use a second Post-it note when the first one contained false information, but not as much as the person who gave me the false information did when discovered.” – John

This is why I never lie to you, John. - Shane

“Manners (Parents’ rules, May 15, 2023). Please and thank you to all. No hats at breakfast, lunch or dinner table. Had to excuse ourselves from the table after eating with both hands flat on the table and ask permission. Clean plate club — and now, years later, talk to my PCP about that, please.” - Rex
Send me the number. I would be glad to tell your doctor a thing or two about you. Please and thank you. - Shane

“Turn off the dang lights and TVs when you leave a room (Parents’ rules, May 15, 2023)! This is a bone of contention with my husband. I can tell exactly where he’s been in the house because he leaves everything on wherever he goes.” - Lori 

And then there’s that lingering scent thing, too. - Shane

Have a fantastic Friday, and thank for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
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CITYVIEW's  Best Of Des Moines

CITYVIEW announced its 2023 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Jan. 31. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Wine Store

1. WineStyles

2. Wall to Wall Wine and Spirits

3. Ingersoll Wine & Spirits


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Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

The rain has passed, leaving us with a cooler and breezy day. Temperatures will warm through a beautiful weekend and continue to warm next week. Our next rain chance looks to come late Thursday.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

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"Chicago PD" is an NBC show produced by Dick Wolf, a writer himself who has a reputation for creating scripts from news and reality. This week's episode, "New Life," told the story of police pressuring a woman into helping bring down a criminal enterprise, despite the jeopardy that puts her family in. In the end, the lead female character offers to protect her, she declines explaining that she is "moving to Des Moines — I have a cousin there. She really likes it.”

Kitchen Insider on KFMG 98.9 FM at 10 a.m. Saturday will feature Fresh Wheatgrass Girl herself. Kerri Rush discusses the amazing health properties of vegetable and fruit juices.

Americana (1312 Locust St., Des Moines) offers bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys on their Saturday and Sunday only brunches. There is a mac & cheese bar, a grilled cheese bar and a screwdriver bar. Brunch is $27/13. Brunch with drinks is $42. 9 a.m - 3 p.m.

— Jim Duncan


FROM KCCI: Video of Des Moines police shooting will stay confidential, state board rules

Body camera video and police reports relating to an incident where Des Moines police officers shot and killed a teenager will remain confidential, according to an Iowa Public Information Board ruling Thursday afternoon. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Destination Iowa: New numbers show positive change for the state

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds shared a figure before economic development leaders on Thursday that showed some promise: more people are moving into the state, rather than out of the state. ...READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: 'This is our home': Mao's Homemade Eggrolls still a farmers' market mainstay after 30 years

The Sayaxang family is one of the first Hmong families that resettled in Iowa after the Vietnam War, coming to the U.S. in 1976.......READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

On May 19 in history ...

1943. Plotting D-Day. On May 19, 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt set a date for the cross-Channel landing that would become D-Day—May 1, 1944. That date will prove a bit premature, as bad weather becomes a factor.

2016: Flight 804. On May 19, 2016, 66 passengers and crew flying from Cairo to Paris on EgyptAir flight 804 disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea. It took a month to find the wreckage. At first the flight was thought to be a casualty of terrorism, but the true cause was revealed the next year. After debate and investigation, French authorities discredited the Egyptian claim that explosive materials were found in the remains, but rather determined that a fire had caused the plane to go down.

1536: Anne Boleyn. On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn, the infamous second wife of King Henry VIII, is executed on charges including adultery, incest and conspiracy against the king.

Read more at History.com.

Personalities — Pilots

Charter captain

Tyson Mollenbeck has been flying for six years. He graduated from the University of Iowa where he participated in its ROTC program before serving in the Air Force. Although he wasn't a pilot in the Air Force, it was through that experience that he became interested in flight.

He attended flight school, receiving all of his certifications and ratings, then worked as a flight instructor. He currently flies private charters, so he serves as a pilot for various corporations that own their own planes.

“I fly for Midland Aircraft out of both Newton and Marshalltown, and we are what's called ‘an aircraft management’ company. We have operational control of the airplane and have a handful of pilots who are on call whenever the airplanes need to go somewhere. It's not scheduled routes like a commercial pilot would have.”

... Read more in the May issue of Johnston Living magazine.

Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday K’Lynn Lynn!

These celebrities were born on this date: Grace Jones, Jason Gray-Stanford, Eleanor Tomlinson, Drew Fuller, Kevin Garnett, Polly Walker, JoJo Siwa, Catherine Haena Kim, Jayne Wisener

SUBMIT: Send your birthday greetings and congratulatory notes to: tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

Morning Chuckle

The answer to yesterday's riddle:
Why did the man keep doing the backstroke? HE DIDN'T WANT TO SWIM ON A FULL STOMACH! - Rex Post, Gail Tomlinson. Other answers from William Snyder, Mike Chiston and Carolyn Rogers.

Today's Riddle

What do you call a swim team made up of girls named Jennifer?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

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