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City Hall wrestles with limits on payday lenders | TheGazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials are wrestling with a new ordinance that would limit where payday lending shops with super-high-interest rates can locate in the city and in what concentrations.

The City Council’s three-member Development Committee on Tuesday pushed ahead the proposed city ordinance to the full City Council for a May hearing, but not without serious questions.

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First year of new UI training tool costs $99,000 | TheGazette


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IOWA CITY – University of Iowa officials hope faculty and staff take advantage of a new online professional development program that costs $99,000 for the first year of a three-year contract.

During a presentation to the UI Faculty Senate Tuesday, UI officials said the program, My Quick Coach, is an “e-learning” tool aimed at professional development for faculty and staff.

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Iowa board: Employees suspected of erotic massages | The Des Moines Register | desmoinesregister.com

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — State inspectors say co-owners of a Sioux City massage parlor hired unlicensed employees, and some of them are suspected of giving erotic massages.

The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy announced Tuesday that Shuling Liu and Jingyin Bai, owners of Hong Chinese Massage, had their licenses suspended indefinitely. They also were fined $1,000 each.

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Tim Tebow offered contract by Omaha Beef indoor team - NFL - SI.com

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The Omaha Beef have a job waiting for Tim Tebow if he wants it - and the Nebraska indoor football team will even pay him $75 a game.

A day after Tebow was cut by the New York Jets, the Beef called the office of Tebow agent Jimmy Sexton to offer a standard player contract. Beef assistant general manager Andrew Mather said Tuesday that he doesn't expect to hear back, but he thought it was worth asking

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