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Q: When does the city of Cedar Falls plan on enforcing its lawn ordinance? There are several lawns in the city that have not been mowed this year.

A: The city has already begun enforcement and sent out many notices to properties in violation. Any lawn in excess of 8 inches is in violation. You may contact Code Enforcement at 268-5186 to report any properties of concern.

Q: What is ABC’s email address to write to them about the cancellation of “Roseanne”?

A: Send email through the website at

Q: How long has Mollie B taped her shows ahead, how old is she and did she ever marry?

A: It’s not clear how long ahead her shows are taped, but she started doing them in 2011. She is 38 and is married to fellow polka musician Ted Lange.

Q: Regarding having Bible study at Jesup school: Currently there is a group of girls having a live videocast of a Bible study during lunch, which is causing problems between students and staff. Should schools allow this or not?

A: Jesup Community Schools Superintendent Nathan Marting said there are two students who live- stream their Bible devotions during lunch. “Our high school currently allows students to use cellphones during passing time and lunch period,” he said. “These two students elect to use theirs in this way. This activity is not school sponsored or promoted and is within these girls’ rights of freedom of speech. No other student is forced to participate and it is within the other students’ own right whether to choose to view the livestream or not. While I have received some questions from a few students on this topic, I am not aware of this issue causing problems between students and staff.”

Q: Can you find a recipe for an egg pie?

A: There are savory versions of egg pie that include bacon and spinach; we picked a sweet version:


3 large eggs

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 stick butter, melted

1 tablespoon cornmeal

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup milk

1 9-inch unbaked pie crust, either homemade or store bought


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together and pour into unbaked pie crust.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Let cool completely before slicing. Refrigerate leftovers.

Q: On the Applebees commercial, they are playing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Is that Sonny Bono singing? And who sings “How Do You Like Me Now” on the other commercial?

A: It’s Frankie Valli singing “I Love You, Baby,” on the first one, and Toby Keith singing on the second commercial.

Q: What is the youngest age a child can be left home alone under Iowa law?

A: There’s no specific legal age in Iowa. The National Safe Kids Campaign recommends no child younger than 12 be left home alone.

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