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Friday, July 7, 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.

“Mike Post wrote so many theme songs that The Who wrote a song about Mike Post keeping others out of the game (Iconic TV theme songs, June 28, 2023). After that, ‘CSI’ made a Who song theirs.” - Jim

Mike Post is the king of TV theme songs. - Shane

‘Rawhide’ theme song starring Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates (Iconic TV theme songs, June 28, 2023).” - Mike

Before my time, but anything associated with Clint Eastwood is great. - Shane

‘77 Sunset Strip’ and ‘Peter Gunn’ (Iconic TV theme songs, June 28, 2023). - Jim

I didn’t recall either one, but I checked them both out, and they certainly rang a bell. Popular before I was born, but classics. - Shane

“Good morning, Shane. When I read your challenge to my husband, the list came quickly, but it shows our age a little (Iconic TV theme songs, June 28, 2023)! In no particular order. ‘Perry Mason,’ ‘Dragnet,’ The Lone Ranger,’ Hawaii 5-0,’ ‘Captain Kangaroo,’ ‘The Happy Whistler’ (theme to WMT's Doctor Max kids show), ‘The Flintstones,’ Bugs Bunny theme ‘This is It,’ Lawrence Welk opening ‘Bubbles in the Wine’ and closing ‘Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn’ (I always sing that as we're leaving an I-Cubs game), ‘Cheers,’Jeopardy,’ Mission Impossible,’ ‘NBC Olympics Theme Song,’ ‘The Muppet Show,’ ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘The Tonight Show,’ Peanuts (‘Linus and Lucy’). Thanks for writing each morning. I really enjoy reading your columns!” - LuAnn

Dad wouldn’t let me watch “The Lone Ranger.” He said it made the living room dusty. - Shane

“Every time I swim in a lake or river, I get sick (Lakes vs. pools, June 29, 2023). Good column!” - Kirk

It’s a good thing you don’t live in the Land of 10,000 lakes. - Shane

“Hello Shane! I loved your T-shirt column (T-shirts, Monday, July 3, 2023), and the rest of the content was light, fun and informative! Thanks for all you do for our community! - Belle

Well, I am glad you didn’t say heavy, boring and useless. Thank you, Belle. - Shane

Have a fantastic Friday, and thanks 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 Vodka

1. Tito’s Handmade Vodka

2. Swell Zone Vodka – Iowa Distilling Company

3. IngeniOZ Vodka – Dehner Distillery


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Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Rain and clouds hang around today and Saturday before making way to sunnier conditions and rising temperatures with highs back in the upper 80s to start the next work week.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Carrie at carrie.mortgage.

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FROM KCCI: 10 victim impact statements shared during Willard Miller’s sentencing hearing

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — The first of two Iowa teenagers who pleaded guilty to beating their high school Spanish teacher to death with a baseball bat was sentenced Thursday to life with a possibility of parole after 35 years in prison. ..READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: West Des Moines takes liquor license from controversial bar owner Steve McFadden

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Over the past two years, Steve McFadden was convicted of assaulting one girlfriend and accused of stalking another by hiding a GPS tracker in her car. Wednesday night, the West Des Moines City Council poised itself to take away the liquor license for McFadden’s bar, The Grumpy Goat Tavern on Mills Civic Parkway. ..READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: A local church staying with United Methodist churches after thousands leave denomination

"Freeing" is one word Pastor Neal and his husband used when describing how it feels to be at such a welcoming church. ...READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5


Lagans provide a sanctuary for pet farm animals

By Jackie Wilson

Kaitie and Greg Lagan left suburban West Des Moines to raise their family in rural Norwalk.

The acreage included room for a pasture, and Kaitie thought a few goats would be ideal. Then she heard of an alpaca that was ill-kept and rescued the animal.

Read more in the July issue of CITYVIEW!


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$60. Scholarships available. All are encouraged to apply. Financial ability is not a requirement!
Want to bring out the inner genius in your child? Here’s a great opportunity! For three days, students develop their creativity, all in a fun and innovative way. Students will participate in a program of arts and crafts, music, and movement. The camp will culminate in a FREE Exhibition on Wednesday, July 12, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., in which the students will showcase all that they have learned during the week. Details here! 

Pura Social Club – Jukebox Heroes Cabaret. This popular monthly themed cabaret show features Central Iowa's top musical theatre talent. July 8, 7 p.m. 

Des Moines Community Playhouse – The raucous cult musical with an irresistible score, Little Shop of Horrors, opens July 14.

- John Busbee’s The Culture Buzz


At the Fourth of July Pops, Joe Giunta announced that Des Moines had data supporting the claim that our Pops is the third biggest outdoor concert in America after only Boston Pops and the D.C. mall’s.

Pizza parlors are now a top target of Russian attacks on Ukrainian civilians. One attack killed 13 last week including a novelist who was documenting Russian war crimes.

Tune in to https://kfmg.org/ Saturday at 10 a.m. Kitchen Insider has MJ Gazal with big news, hotelier Bob Conley and Chef's Kitchen guru Steve Little.

— Jim Duncan

Birthdays and Notables!

These celebrities were born on this date: Ringo Starr, Jim Gaffigan, Hamish Linklater, Michelle Kwan, Maddie Marlow, Cassidy, Luke Null, Ally Hernandez, Ashton Irwin

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

Morning Chuckle

The answer to yesterday's riddle:
What happens when you ask your dogs to make you some breakfast? YOU GET PUPPY CHOW - Cyote Williams and Shane Goodman; YOU GET POOCHED EGGS!  - Gail Tomlinson Or KIBBLE - William Snyder

Today's Riddle

What do you call a mother cow that's just given birth?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

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