The Daily Populous

Saturday July 20th, 2019 day edition

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He grew up poor, never married or had kids, and worked as a carpenter at the same company for 67 years.

He owned just two pair of jeans and drove a rusty old Chevrolet truck.

Shortly before his death in 2005, Schroeder told his attorney, Steve Nielsen, that he wanted to use his savings to help poor students in Iowa go to college.

Over the past 14 years, Schroeder's money has sent 33 young Iowans to college.

"He wanted to help kids that were like him," Nielsen said, "that probably wouldn't have an opportunity to go to college but for his gift.".

Conrad remembers getting the call from Nielsen that her $80,000 tuition bill would be covered by Schroeder's scholarship.

"For a man that would never meet me, to give me basically a full ride to college, that's incredible. »

U.S. Customs Border Control Bait Immigrant Mother in Chicago With Children

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From WBEZ in Chicago:. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at O'Hare Airport released three American citizen children to their undocumented mother late Thursday afternoon.

They used three American citizens, who happen to be children, to bait their mother out of hiding.

No American citizen should be held without charge anyway, but they certainly shouldn't be held to function as bait. »

Jason Alexander Joins Cast of 'Faith Based'

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He will play the "eccentric head of a weight loss tea pyramid scheme" in the Christian film industry satire.

Jason Alexander has joined the cast of Christian film industry satire Faith Based from director Vincent Masciale and writer Luke Barnett.

Faith Based is the second film from Masciale and Barnett, whose first feature was horror-comedy Fear, Inc., starring Abigail Breslin. »

Majority of Taiwanese prepared to fight China...

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The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy commissioned the survey from the Election Study Center at National Chengchi University.

Turning to the willingness of people to defend democracy against the use of force by China, 36.3 percent of respondents said they were “very prepared” to fight in order to defend Taiwan, with 31.9 percent saying they were “prepared.”

Compared to the previous annual survey, the number of people willing to fight had risen, while the number of those not prepared had dropped slightly. »

Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

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The Tasnim news agency quoted the Ports and Maritime Organisation of Iran as saying: "We received some reports on the British oil tanker, Stena Impero, causing problems.

In response to the seizure, Iran threatened to seize a British oil tanker.

Tensions between the US and Iran have risen sharply since the US tightened sanctions it reimposed on Iran after unilaterally withdrawing from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal. »