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Golden Grain Energy celebrates its billionth gallon of ethanol

MASON CITY — Golden Grain Energy in Mason City celebrated the projection ...
The plant is owned by 900 members, the majority of whom are Iowa farmers. The plant employs 48 people and processes about 42 million bushels of corn annually.

Weather: Bitter cold following snow into North Iowa

MASON CITY | Very cold weather has moved into Mason City on the heels of Wednesday’s snowstorm. The next three nights will have below-zero overnight lows with dangerously cold wind chill values, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

1 killed in crash in crash near Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa (FOX 47)-- One person was killed in a crash involving a semi-truck and several other vehicles near Mason City. The Globe Gazette reports the crash happened about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 18 (Avenue of the Saints), about four miles ...

Committee selected to find next UI president - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

The Board of Regents has named the 21 members of its search committee to find the next president of the University of Iowa. The committee will help find the replacement for Sally Mason, who is retiring at the end of July. The committee includes committee ...

Gasoline tax hike approved by Iowa legislature

Dodge; Jo Oldson, Des Moines; Rick Olson, Des Moines; Mark Smith, Marshalltown; Sharon Steckman, Mason City; Sally Stutsman, Riverside; Todd Taylor, Cedar Rapids; Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, Ames; Cindy Winckler, Davenport; Mary Wolfe, Clinton. These Iowa ...

Iowa City mayor wants to serve on committee to pick next University of Iowa president

IOWA CITY — Iowa City Mayor Matt Hayek is among those who have ...
year for the next four years in making his pitch to serve on the search to replace Sally Mason, who plans to retire Aug. 1. “The anticipated expansion in enrollment will impact student ...

Mason on food, enrollment, AIB

DI: The regents plan to meet on March 11 in Iowa City and could discuss such plans. Do you feel you have the regents full support on this? Mason: I certainly haven’t heard otherwise. DI: The Iowa Legislature has been in session for several weeks now.

Man taken to Mason City hospital after fire destroys home in northern Iowa's Rockwell

ROCKWELL, Iowa — A man was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire destroyed his home in northern Iowa. The fire was reported a little after 11 a.m. Sunday in Rockwell. Fire Chief Mark Lowe says the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Iowa looks to ban all cell phone use behind the wheel

MASON CITY, Iowa – It’s something many do while driving, without even thinking twice. That’s why law enforcement is raising concerns about the dangers of talking on your cell phone while driving. A new law proposed by the Governor’s Traffic Safety ...

Mason City meetings didn't violate law, state board rules

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Public Information Board has ruled that closed subcommittee meetings of the City Council in Mason City are not violations of the state law. The Mason City Globe Gazette ( ) reports that the ruling ...

Flights to St. Louis kick off at Mason City Airport

MASON CITY, Iowa – There’ s a new destination for travelers heading out of Mason City. Monday was the first day Air Choice One passengers could fly from Mason City to St. Louis. The flights run Monday…

Not guilty plea in Mason City vehicular mayhem

MASON CITY, Iowa – A Mason City teen has pled not guilty to charges he went on a rampage through town. The Mason City Police Department says 18-year-old Michael Juwan Jacob Hughes was involved in a h…

UPDATE: Cause of house fire in Mason City revealed

MASON CITY, Iowa – An overheated extension cord was the cause of a Wednesday night house fire in Mason City. Police and firefighters responded at around 11:44 pm to an alarm for a fire at 815 8th Str…

Mason City development project approved

MASON CITY, Iowa – The land between the North Iowa Fairgrounds and Target has been sold. The deal was announced Tuesday at the Cerro Gordo County Supervisors Meeting. The more than two acre lot sold …

Additional Starbucks, Great Clips coming to Mason City

MASON CITY, IA – The land between the North Iowa Fairgrounds and Target has been sold. For $550,000, Woodsonia Real Estate of Omaha, Nebraska, operating as Mason City Investors LLC, is purchasing the…

Run Warren Run camp coming to Mason City

KIMT News 3 – If a grassroots group has their way, voters in 2016 will see Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on the ballot. This evening, the Run Warren Run camp is making it’s way to Mason City…

Annual Cupid’s Undie Run hits Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa- A Parade of runners sporting pink and red underwear made their way through part of Mason City Saturday afternoon, but it was all for a good cause. Mason City’s annual “Cupids Undie …

Pasta Bella in Mason City, IA

Last night was the first time I had ever ate at Pasta Bella Italian Restaurant & Pizza in Mason City, IA and I didn’t really know what to expect, but had heard only good things. After eating there I n…

Hit-and-run in Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa – Police responded to a hit and run accident on Friday around 4:00 p.m. It occurred at the intersection of State St. and Pennsylvania Ave. in Mason City. Police say a woman was ridin…

Flying high in Mason City this July

MASON CITY, Iowa – For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Mason City Municipal Airport is going to host an airshow. Fly Iowa 2015 will take place July 25th and 26th.   A press release from Fly Io…


Cautions with Jasbug in MASON CITY IOWA

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]

Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in MASON CITY IOWA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]


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