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Daniel Finney
Works at The Des Moines Register
Attended Drake University
Lives in Des Moines, Iowa
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Whether you are running from Daleks or just excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who on November 23, you need to win this TARDIS!
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  I tempered my expectations for Fox Sports 1, the new all-sports cable network that aims to take on ESPN as the default station for sports fans. After all, this had been tried before. The par...
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It’s official: Peter Capaldi has been announced as the new Doctor. The 55-year-old Scottish actor is by no means a “Doctor Who” discovery along the lines of the most recent Time Lord, Matt Smith. I...
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Bob Dylan played the Newport Folk Festival on this day in 1965. He used an electric guitar. People booed. This is an example of how there have always been hipster assholes who think they are some k...
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Sometimes you forget how good something is. That was the case with my recollection of "Spider-Man 2." I remember thinking it was the best superhero movie ever made when it hit theaters in 2004. I r...
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"Live at the Beacon Theater" is Louis C.K.'s fourth feature-length comedy special. It gain a lot of attention in 2011 because he decided to sell the special on his website for $5 rather than broadc...
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"Ready Player One" is a both delightfully nostalgic and ominously thoughtful first novel by Ernest Cline. The popular culture is from the 1970s and 1980s. Saturday morning cartoons, comic books, vi...
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The Dude outdoes the Duke in this 2010 adaptation of the Charles Portis novel "True Grit." Jeff Bridges plays Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, a U.S. Marshal hired to hunt down the killer who gunned do...
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Michael Corey's profile photo
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Djanu Irawan's profile photo
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Occupation
Newspaper reporter
Employment
  • The Des Moines Register
    Newspaper reporter, 2006 - present
  • The Des Moines Register
    Reporter, 1997 - 2001
  • USA Today
    Sports writer, 1999 - 1999
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Reporter, 2003 - 2004
  • Omaha World-Herald
    Reporter, 2001 - 2003
  • Drake University
    Public relations specialist, 2004 - 2006
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Currently
Des Moines, Iowa
Previously
Des Moines, Iowa - St. Louis, Mo. - Omaha, Neb. - Arlington, Va. - Winterset, Ia.
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Professional paragraph stacker since 1993.
Introduction
A misanthrope, iconoclast and general grouch since the late 1980s, Daniel P. Finney mans the lonely outpost of night police reporter in the decidedly not crime-ridden capital city of Iowa. He winnows away his nights following the chicanery of low-rent thugs, nitwits and other dopes who pass for criminals. He sleeps through most of his days. The highlights of his week are Sunday chicken wings, new comics Wednesday and naps during televised sporting events. He does not wonder if there is a player to be named later in his life and spends most of his waking hours desperately trying to be left alone.

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Voted Mr. Congeniality by the Des Moines East High School Class of 1993. Either my classmates had a profound sense of irony or they didn't know what the word meant.
Education
  • Drake University
    journalism, 1993 - 1997
  • Des Moines East High School
    1991 - 1993
  • Winterset (Iowa) High School
    1989 - 1991
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Male
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Dan, Doc, Big & Tall Man, newsmanone