As I've mentioned before, one of the things I love most about living in a place like Iowa is the wonderful local news. Just the right combination of ridiculousness and self importance. Exhibits A - D: a few headlines I found during a few minutes' browsing of recent issues:
You know, Iowa is a funny place. It's redeeming qualities certainly don't leap out at you, but spend long enough and you find things to love. Even for someone with that irritating sense of entitlement universal among San Francisco natives.