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February 2014

Superior Flooring - Cedar Rapids


Serving the local communities of Eastern Iowa. We take great pride in our work and back our craftsmanship 100%. Quality Guaranteed! We understand you're busy and need to keep your daily lives on track. Our crew gets the job done right and on time so you can reclaim your living space and show off your new beauty for years to come.

We offer a 1 year warranty on our installation and guarantee that the finished product will hold up to the manufacturer's warranty. We ask No Money Upfront on small projects. You don't pay a cent until the job is complete. We now accept VISA and MASTER Cards as payment option (credit card payment will be due upfront and a service charge will be required). We DO NOT Subcontract our work out to others OR "juggle" our jobs. Once we start your project, we are there until it is complete. We wont leave you hanging to finish another job before returning to finish yours. AND...

The disclosed bid price is the Final Price.. No Unexpected Additional Fees. Superior Flooring does not mark up costs of setting materials.

We have over 20 years of experience, so we've seen it all. From small projects to big ones, we've got your needs covered. We can help you out with just a simple grout repair, a beautiful kitchen backsplash or even a full on bathroom remodel. We are a family owned business happy to answer any questions you may have at any time.


We also specialize in marble and stone. From custom showers, fireplaces, foyers and front stoops. We use all the best products on the market and we guarantee our quality stands above the rest.


Out with the old dirt-collecting carpet. In with the new beautiful, easy maintenance pre-finished hardwood or laminate flooring. Our workmanship is warrantied and will be fully detailed during your free estimate.

Contact  319-480-3235 or 319-210-9522


MidAmerican rate increase approved by Iowa Utilities Board | TheGazette

The Iowa Utilities Board permitted a $135.6 million rate increase for MidAmerican Energy, the first increase the company has seen in 16 years.

The increase will be phased in increments of $45.2 million over the next three years.  The board previously approved the first, temporary hike last year that increased resident’s monthly bills about $2.73, a 3.6 percent increase.


Reports: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged | Iowa City Press Citizen

Look who's engaged -- Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis!

Us Weekly and E! reported the happy news about the hot celebrity couple on Thursday night. Both sites confirmed the engagement after noting the huge diamond ring Kunis wore while shopping in Los Angeles earlier in the day.



Should pot be legalized? NIH head says slow down | The Des Moines Register

WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s top scientists raised concerns about the nationwide move to legalize marijuana, saying regular use of the drug by adolescents had been tied to a drop in IQ and that a possible link to lung cancer hasn’t been seriously studied.

“I’m afraid I’m sounding like this is an evil drug that’s going to ruin our civilization and I don’t really think that,” Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said Thursday. “But there are aspects of this that probably should be looked at more closely than some of the legalization experts are willing to admit.”


Child Hit By Car Near Kalona | KCRG-TV9

KALONA, Iowa -- A child was injured Tuesday when his hat blew off and the boy walked into the path of a moving car.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, Michael R. Goodrich, 55, of Kalona, was traveling southbound on Gable Avenue north of Kalona at 4:17 p.m. Tuesday. Goodrich came along a group of children who were walking northbound in the southbound lane.


Iowa Supreme Court Says Bias Case Against Rent-A-Center Can Proceed | KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says the state's civil rights commission can enforce discrimination laws against employers who require workers to handle labor disputes through arbitration.

The court ruled Friday that the Iowa Civil Rights Commission can pursue a sex discrimination case against Rent-A-Center on behalf of a worker in Council Bluffs who claims the company did not accommodate her pregnancy.


UI President Mason addresses sexual assault concerns in listening post - The Daily Iowan

University of Iowa President Sally Mason began a campus-wide conversation about sexual assault with a story.

In 1970, Mason was an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky. As she walked to class one afternoon, an individual in a trench coat approached Mason and grabbed her breast — a story she had not shared before.

The story opened a listening post with a panel of UI officials on Thursday where Mason gave roughly 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members the opportunity to voice their concerns about sexual assault on campus and the university’s policies on the subject.


During Forum on Sexual Assault, Univ. of Iowa President Discusses Her Own Experience | KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY, Iowa - During a forum about sexual assault at the University of Iowa Thursday, President Sally Mason opened by saying she was sexually assaulted as an undergraduate student in Lexington, Kentucky in the 1970's.

The comment silenced the room of students and administrators who gathered to hear from the President after her recent comments about sexual assault to the student newspaper. Mason suggested last week that she didn't believe sexual assault is completely avoidable on campus.


Arizona governor vetoes bill on denying services to gays - The Washington Post

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a controversial bill Wednesday that would have allowed businesses in the state to deny service to gays and lesbians if they felt that serving them would violate their religious rights.

Gay rights advocates had denounced the legislation, labeling it a form of legalized discrimination, and Arizona’s two GOP senators and leading Republican candidates for governor had urged Brewer to veto the bill. Several GOP state legislators who had voted for the measure last week have said since then that it was not the right thing to do.


Turley on Expansion of Presidential Powers: "We Have Become a Nation of Enablers" | Video | RealClearPolitics

TURLEY: Well, you know, a system in which a single individual is allowed to rewrite legislation or ignore legislation is a system that borders on authoritarianism. I don't believe that we are that system yet. But we cannot ignore that we're beginning to ignore a system that is a pretense of democracy if a president is allowed to take a law and just simply say, 'I'm going to ignore this,' or, 'I'm going to shift funds that weren't appropriated by Congress into this area.'

The president's State of the Union indicated this type of unilateralism that he has adopted as a policy. Now, many people view that as somehow empowering. In my view, it's dangerous, that is what he is suggesting is to essentially put our system off line. This is not the first time that convenience has become the enemy of principle. But we've never seen it to this extent.