Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., June 2nd 2012


June 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Dodge company where specialty gloves were made since 1970 has shut down and laid off 22 workers. The Ansell Hawkeye factory closed on Thursday. Operations Manager Mark Lolley says there were be layoffs at the company’s plants in Arkansas, Illinois and Michigan.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says a man can sue a mother to recover money he spent supporting a daughter she lied about being his own. The court opened the door yesterday to lawsuits against Iowa mothers who engage in paternity fraud. A district judge had ruled last year that such cases were not allowed in Iowa. The court says 28-year-old Joseph Dier of Grundy Center can sue Cassandra Jo Peters for paternity fraud.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Swimmers and other people have returned to the George Wyth (wihth) Lake beach, which had been washed away in June 2008. Cedar River floodwaters had swamped the beach and damaged restrooms and a concessions building. The lake sits on the north side of Waterloo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Incoming Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says he is against stipends for student-athletes, pointing out that there are other places where they can play for money. Bowlsby also says that the Big 12 supports a four-team playoff consisting of the highest-ranked teams to determine college football’s national champion. Bowlsby starts the job on June 15th.