Tony Romo's next NFL team? Here are 8 logical options for Cowboys QB

Tony Romo will have a new football home in 2017, it's only a matter of where and when. Whether he's released or traded by the Dallas Cowboys, it's clear Romo and his $24.7 million cap hit for next season are no longer a fit for the only NFL team he's known. But Romo would plug in nicely to a lot of other lineups around the league. Here are eight destinations that make sense on various levels:

Houston Texans

This is a potentially perfect marriage and, according to an ESPN report, Romo’s top choice. He would join a team that's won the maligned AFC Souththe past two years despite a 9-7 record and woeful quarterback contributions each time. Houston's primary offensive weapons (RB Lamar Miller and WR DeAndre Hopkins) were inhibited by Brock Osweiler's struggles in 2016, which caused coach Bill O'Brien to yank out any hair he had left. But Romo, supported by a defense that ranked first without J.J. Watt, could change all that — though the Texans would need to fortify the pass protection in front of him. Houston's cap situation means Romo would probably have to accept less here than other places, but it does send him to a potential contender.

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H&H Home Builders

H&H Home Builders“Certified Green Builders of Iowa”

H&H Home Builders, your certified green builders of Iowa have been constructing Energy Star Compliant homes since bursting onto the building landscape in 1995 as "North Liberty’s Premier Builder." H&H Home Builders feel very fortunate to be a vital part of quality, growth and development in our area and would like to offer their services to you as part of your next quality building experience. H&H designs and builds high quality custom homes in the Iowa City, Cedar Rapids Corridor at reasonable rates. "The Name Means Quality"

Our Commitment to Green Building:

H&H Custom Home Builders have constructed Energy Star Compliant homes since we burst onto the building landscape in 1995 as ‘North Liberty’s Premier Builder’. Since then, Energy Star Guidelines have evolved into what we consider today as the pinnacle of efficiency and we, as builders of ‘green’ homes, have kept pace with those guidelines and have adapted them into each home that we build. H&H Home Builders will build you what is known today as a ‘green’ home, but what has always been lesser known as a ‘sustainable’ home. Sustainable homes are quality built so that they last not just decades, but are built to maintain value, encouraging pride of ownership for generations to come. An H&H ‘green’ Home uses raw materials in a responsible way, using fewer resources, resulting in the use of less energy.

As the standards continue to get tighter, we too will strive to meet and exceed those guidelines; our commitment to you as your builder. We will continue to research and utilize quality building products that are made from recycled and renewable materials. H&H Home Builders offer free consultations and design ideas, various lots to choose from, customization options, and a one year warranty on all new construction. Our homes will always be revered as ‘Quality’ and ‘Valuable’ The choice is yours to make. Let us help you design quality into your next home building experience.

H&H has been featured in Room Magazine & Better Homes and Gardens

Home BuildersH & H Home Builders
North Liberty, Iowa

Randy Hahn
Mobile: 319.936.2030
319-665-2365

Gerald Hingtgen
319.936.2031

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Oehl Plumbing, Heating, Electrical, A/C

OehlAt Oehl, we pride ourselves on striving to meet customer expectations.

We offer estimates on new installations, and we service all brands.  Our technicians are certified by the Dept. of Labor.

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Residential

Your home is your castle. We understand. Our service technicians will respect your home and treat it with the utmost care.

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Comfort is a priority. We put considerable thought into the planning and installation of the plumbing fixtures we recommend and install.

Cedar Rapids
319-363-1033

Iowa City
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NAFTA redo would drop cross-border trucking requirement

If President Trump wants to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, a group of House Democrats is ready and willing to provide the blueprint. Led by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D.-OR), the ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the resolution introduced Thursday includes a provision that would remove the cross-border trucking requirement—a long-problematic clause in the current trade deal.

“For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, we have an opportunity to replace NAFTA and build a fair trade policy that works for all Americans,” said DeFazio. “After working with labor stakeholders and fair trade advocates, we have come up with principles that will serve as the foundation of a sustainable trade policy that will bring jobs back to the U.S. while protecting America’s environment, workers, consumers, and sovereignty.”

The resolution has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, Teamsters, United Steelworkers (USW), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), Communications Workers of America (CWA), Public Citizen, and Citizens Trade Campaign.

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Reminder to use pedestrian detours on Dubuque Street

Pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to use the posted detour on Dubuque Street as the weather warms and work continues on the Iowa City Gateway Project.

Between Park Road and Church Street, walkers, joggers and bicyclists are still being re-routed off of Dubuque Street and over the Park Road Bridge to connect with the Hancher Pedestrian Bridge. Crews are working in the southbound lanes of Dubuque Street to install deep sanitary sewer. Plans are in the works to create a temporary path and remove the detour as spring approaches.

Entering the construction zone is dangerous and the detour is in place for safety. Community police officers are patrolling the area and will issue tickets to anyone found inside of the construction area.

Those looking to access Terrell Mill Park, the skate park and the University of Iowa Boat House can no longer use the crosswalk located across from Mayflower Residence Hall. People will need to follow the pedestrian detour to the north and instead use the access drive at Terrell Mill Park.

The Iowa City Gateway Project is a flood mitigation project that will elevate Dubuque Street while also raising and replacing the Park Road Bridge. To receive project updates sign-up for City of Iowa City e-subscriptions and following the City of Iowa City on Facebook and Twitter using #ICgateway. To learn more visit icgov.org/gatewayproject


Trucking exec ‘stuns’ senator with safety stats | Commerce hearing

A leading Senate proponent of more strict truck safety regulations called it “stunning,” after hearing the details of fleet-wide accident reductions through investment in advanced safety systems—but the CEO of one of the country’s largest trucking companies quickly explained that the trucking industry didn’t need more regulations, just the “right” ones.

The Wednesday hearing by the Senate Commerce subcommittee on surface transportation was scheduled to focus on federal highway funding, but senators’ questions and testimony from Schneider National CEO Chris Lofgren veered to safety regulations, state labor laws, trucking’s competition and cooperation with rail, and even the impact of White House trade policy on freight.

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Apple Loop: New iPhone 8 Leaks, How To Make A Transparent iPhone, Apple's Expensive Obsession

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes iPhone 8 battery and design leaks, making the iPhone 7S cheaper, Apple’s wireless charging standard, how to make a transparent iPhone, the dream of Apple TV, repairing your own hardware, details on WWDC and a look at the door handles in Apple’s new HQ.

Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read our weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).

Batteries, Volumes And The iPhone 8

Of course Apple will mention the tenth-anniversary of the iPhone when this year’s flagship handset is announced, especially with the new features heralding some sort of "reinvention" of the smartphone. The presumptively named iPhone 8 has a number of features  newto Apple, and FORBES contributor Gordon Kelly looks at the relationship between the new compact design and the batteries inside the upcoming smartphone:

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Coralville Police Department - Daily Bulletin - February 17, 2017

About Coralville Police Department Daily Bulletins
The Coralville Police Department publishes a daily bulletin of nearly all reports received as of that morning.  Daily bulletins are published Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  Each daily bulletin is available on the website for 30 days.

Daily bulletins may not contain specific information regarding crimes that:

  • are sensitive in nature
  • are confidential per State law, or
  • involve juveniles

Innocent Until Proven Guilty
The information contained therein shall comply with State requirements for public information which includes the date, time, general location, and a brief description. Please note that individuals listed in the daily bulletin as arrested and charged with a crime are merely accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

For more information, please contact the Coralville Police Department at 319.248.1800.

Click the link below to view the latest daily bulletin from the Coralville Police Department.

Coralville Police Department Daily Bulletin, February 17, 2017



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