Entries Tagged as 'February 2011'

A Different Vision for Campustown

February 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Update: In June, the Ames city council declined to give Lane4 more time to come up with a workable plan for Campustown redevelopment but said that the city may approach the Kansas City development company in the future. Campustown needs some love. But it does not need to be demolished in order to be improved. [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Cover Stories · February 2011 · Lane4 · Nate Logsdon · Of Local Importance

A Different Vision for Campustown: Embrace What’s There, Don’t Slash and Burn

February 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Update: In June, the Ames city council declined to give Lane4 more time to come up with a workable plan for Campustown redevelopment but said that the city may approach the Kansas City development company in the future. It’s clear that our Campustown needs work. Regardless of your stance on the current situation with LANE4, [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Cover Stories · February 2011 · Lane4 · Of Local Importance

A Different Vision for Campustown: Why Not a Slow and Steady Approach?

February 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Update: In June, the Ames city council declined to give Lane4 more time to come up with a workable plan for Campustown redevelopment but said that the city may approach the Kansas City development company in the future. There are many problems evident concerning LANE4 and the revitalization of Campustown. However, I would like to [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Cover Stories · February 2011 · Lane4 · Of Local Importance

A Different Vision for Campustown: Reconsider the Varsity Theatre

February 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Update: In June, the Ames city council declined to give Lane4 more time to come up with a plan for Campustown redevelopment but said that the city may approach the Kansas City development company in the future. I really would have enjoyed having a movie theater by campus. I’m kind of disappointed that at no [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Cover Stories · February 2011 · Lane4 · Of Local Importance

A Different Vision for Campustown: Instead of Demolition, Beautification

February 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Update: In June, the Ames city council declined to give Lane4 more time to come up with a workable plan for Campustown redevelopment but said that the city may approach the Kansas City development company in the future. It is not necessary to tear down blocks’ worth of buildings in Campustown in order to improve [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Cover Stories · February 2011 · Lane4 · Nate Logsdon · Of Local Importance

Give Up: Notes Toward the Apocalypse

February 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

I’ve been waiting for the apocalypse for a long time. Ever since I discovered peak oil somewhere around my sophomore year of high school, I’ve been waiting – eagerly. Nothing could be more satisfying to me than to experience the decline of Western Civilization, and especially of the United States, through a disastrous cataclysm of [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Commentary · February 2011

Bob Vander Plaats’ Lost Cause: Why Same-Sex Marriage Will Win the Day

February 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Last April, I sat in a pew of an Ames Baptist church sanctuary and listened to Bob Vander Plaats rail against the evils of abortion. En route to his third consecutive failed bid for governor, the lanky, likeable evangelical stood by the pulpit and encouraged his audience to partake in a 40-day vigil outside Planned [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Commentary · February 2011 · Gavin Aronsen

Boots: Finding Home in Mississippi

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Specialist Christopher Robinson is a member of the Iowa Army National Guard. Due to the unpredictability and delay of mail, Robinson pre-filed this piece for the current issue. He has arrived safely in Afghanistan and will write his next column from there. This is part four of his series of dispatches on the war. Two [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · Boots · February 2011

The Space Celebrates Three Years

February 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

On Saturday, February 5, the Ames Progressive Space celebrated its third anniversary. A birthday party of sorts, it was a success by any stretch of the imagination – as a community event, as a cultural display, as a coming together of musicians and local activists, and as a celebration of everything that is good about [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · February 2011 · Reviews

An Appeal for Social Peace

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

If you happen to stumble onto most message boards on the Internet that include politics, religion, or philosophy sections, you might see it: one common voice seething in negativity against opposition. These people aren’t worth talking to at all. They lack the intelligence to comprehend truth. There’s something to be said about the effect of [...]

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Tags: 2011 · AP Issues · February 2011 · Letters to the Editor