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Good Monday morning to you!

Passwords. They are a necessary evil today. At first, they seemed so simple, back when we relied on one or two passwords for the handful of things we needed them for.
     I helped my friend Danny move many years ago, and he gave me his garage opener password. I smiled and said, “Thanks for your ATM password.” His eyes got as large as golf balls as he walked away mumbling something about telling his wife that they should never have used those same numbers. Many of you can relate.
     I recall another story of a person I used to work with who was fired and then called the office each night to delete all of his boss’ voicemails, many of which were urgent ones from the company owner. The disgruntled employee guessed the 4-digit voicemail code as the year his boss was born. He guessed correctly.
     According to a 2020 story in tech.co, the average person has more than 100 passwords to remember for various websites and services. Many of us now rely on a password manager of some sort, often with a face or fingerprint recognition reader. I checked the alphabetized list of passwords on my password manager, and I lost count after 100 — and I was only in the Ks! Many of those passwords are to services I no longer use. That’s where it gets scary for most of us, especially if we use (or did use) the same password for various services. One intrusion into any of those services, and a hacker can access all kinds of additional information.
     As a result, passwords have become more complicated and often require upper case and lower case letters along with symbols. It’s a pain, but it’s also a good idea. Meanwhile, I have made efforts to say no to requests to set up any additional services that require a username or password, and life seems to be continuing just fine.
We kept all this in mind when we started The Daily Umbrella. You don't need a user name or a password, and we don’t require you to give us any personal data. Simply sign up with your email at www.dmcityview.com, and you are in. And, although we hope you don’t unsubscribe, doing so is also as simple as a click. Everything in life should be that simple.
     Thanks for reading, and have a marvelous Monday.

Shane Goodman
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The Scene

GaryFatino passed away. He is to my mind the last of the golden generation of Italian restaurateurs, born before WWII and responsible for creating a true, marvelous Italian-American food scene. Visitation and rosary will taike place Tuesday at the southside Hamilton's with a funeral Wednesday.  — Jim Duncan, The Food Dude


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Warmer and windy Monday and Tuesday. Shower and thunderstorm chances Tuesday night into Wednesday.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at

The Score
Royals 4 Tigers 0
Cardinals 5 Reds 2
White Sox 8 Rangers 4
Pirates 6 Twins 2
Brewers 6 Cubs 0
ISU Men and Women excel at Drake... See results here...
• Iowa Wild (12-10-4-0; 28 pts.) muscled past the Rockford IceHogs (8-14-1-0; 17 pts.) by a final score of 3-2 Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena.
• Iowa Wild (12-11-4-0; 28 pts.) fell on Saturday night 4-3 to the Rockford IceHogs (9-14-1-0; 19 pts.) in front of 3934 fans at Wells Fargo Arena.
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Two people wounded in shooting on Court Avenue

DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating a shooting on Third Street and Court Avenue. At about 1 a.m. Sunday, officers on foot patrol heard gun shots coming from within 216 Court Ave. Police found two women inside with gunshot injuries. Police told KCCI that someone shot from the sidewalk into the building. They also said that neither victims were the intended target. READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Des Moines Social Club to Close Headquarters, Sell Historic Firehouse

DES MOINES, Iowa — A complex that aimed to transform a Des Moines landmark into a gathering place for the city’s creative community is closing for good. The Des Moines Social Club announced it is shutting down its headquarters at the historic Des Moines Fire Department building on the 900 block of Mulberry Street. The club intends to sell the complex, with the goal of using money from the sale to fund the arts through the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa turns down 22,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses as demand wanes

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa has asked the federal government to withhold more than one-quarter of its allotment of coronavirus vaccines this week because demand for the shots has waned across the state. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Saturday that the state declined to accept 18,300 of 34,300 doses of Moderna vaccine it was slated to receive this week, and 3,510 of 46,800 doses of Pfizer vaccine. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll. CITYVIEW readers have voted:

Best Local Trivia Night
1. Smash Park
2. The Hall
3. Sully’s Irish Pub


Read more

Sedars enjoy being active in the community;
Use skills to benefit many organizations

By Marsha Fisher

Both born and raised in Iowa, Kelly and Erin Sedars met in Iowa City while Kelly was in dental school and Erin was working at the University of Iowa Hospitals. After Dr. Sedars graduated, they looked for a place where they could get to know their patients to begin their dental practice.
     “Kelly grew up in rural Winterset, however, was very familiar with Adel since his dad, Craig, owned Modern Motors since he was a young child,” says Erin. “And I grew up in Cascade, a small town in northeast Iowa. Adel seemed the perfect spot to begin our practice. Throughout the last 18 years that we have owned Adel Family Dentistry, we have been involved in a variety of volunteer projects in the community and many related to dentistry.”


Things To Do

Monday, April 26
At: Near dead trees with foliage
Info: Bon Appétit... The third week of April until the week after Mother's Day is typically the height of central Iowa’s wild mushroom hunting season, according to Steve Roberts, a local expert. Finding these gray and yellow yummies might be tougher this year because the ground temperature has been colder than is ideal, but they are out there and they're worth top dollar — $40-$70 a pound. For more information, visit Roberts’ Facebook group — www.facebook.com/IowaMorelReport.


Marion Gehrke snapped this picture of Ron Gehrke after they picked up garbage along North Creek Park Creek in Ankeny for Earth Day.

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Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Channing Tatum, 40; Malania Trump, 50; Kane, 53; Kevin James, 55; Aaron Judge, 28; Jet Li, 57; Carol Burnett, 87 ("I'm so glad we had this time together...") 

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Poll of the Week

Have you ever played Pickleball?


When was the last time you flew in an airplane?

Last week - 0.5%
Last month - 11%
Last year - 38.5%
More than two years ago - 50%
Never - 0

Morning Chuckle
What do you call a fish with two knees?

What type of TV do squirrels watch? 
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