The Ottumwa Courier

April 9, 2013

Hot Club of San Francisco tickets available to students

The Ottumwa Daily Courier

---- — OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Courier and Bridge View Center are inviting students and their teachers to submit a letter stating why they would like to have their class be the recipient of free tickets for the students, the teacher and chaperone(s) to the Hot Club of San Francisco performance at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Bridge View Center.

Submit the letter to Martin Cody, Publisher; Ottumwa Courier, 213 E. Second St., Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 or email

This show is perfect for any music appreciation class, instrumental or choral music students or any class studying music and music history.

Bill allowing lifting of gambling ban OK’d

DES MOINES — The Iowa House has approved legislation that would give people the option of having their lifetime gambling bans lifted to they could return to state-licensed casinos and play the lottery.

Lawmakers approved the measure 78 to 19 on Monday. The Senate already approved the bill, and it now goes to Gov. Terry Branstad.

Iowa is now one of two states that issues only lifetime bans. People who voluntarily seek the lifetime ban from the Iowa Gaming Association, an industry group, must forfeit any winnings to the state.

Under the bill, people could rescind their decision or seek a more limited ban.

The state’s Iowa Gambling Treatment Program reports 3 percent of Iowans develop a gambling addiction.

Once Branstad receives the bill, he has three days to act on it.