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1. City of Five Smells, The: Some refer to CR as the City of Five Smells since the odor from various grain & food processing plants (Quaker Oats...  
2. Czech Village: Czech Village is located on the south side of CR and was filled with ethnic restaurants, specialty shops, a butcher...  
3. Downtown: Greatly affected by the flood of 2008, the downtown section of the city is still rebuilding. Downtown is full of bu...  
4. Ped Mall: Located in downtown Iowa City, the Pedestrian Mall (Ped Mall) spans from Burlington Street to Washington Street and...  
5. Pentacrest: On the University of Iowa campus, this section of land is made up of the Old Capitol building, Jessup Hall, Macbrid...  
6. Iowa City Jazz Fest: This festival began in 1991 and has become a nationally recognized event. Big names in jazz have come to Iowa City ...  
7. University of Iowa: Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa. Around 31,000 Hawkeyes are enrolled at U of I, and students permeate t...  
8. Intermediate Directions: Instead of using names for neighborhoods, Cedar Rapids residents often use the intermediate directions of Northeast...  
9. Ghetto, The: Ghetto means a place to live where people don't fuck around and do whatever they want.  
10. SE-SW-NE-NW: CR isn't usally discussed in terms of neighborhoods. It's usually just divided into these four directions. If someo...  
11. Lindale and Westdale Malls: Cedar Rapids has two malls on opposite sides of town. Westdale is bigger but has a dwindling amount of stores and L...  
12. Greek Place Vernon Inn, The: It is now closed.  
13. El Rancho: A great inexpensive family-owned Mexican restaurant on the SW side. Daily specials, great margaritas, and a really ...  
14. Starlite Inn: A popular spot for burgers and brew. Their Starlite burgers are great. A nice spot to kick back after work. Out of ...  
15. Zoey's Pizza: A poor imitation of a Chicago style pizza. The crust is too thin and there are too little toppings- both should be...  
 
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The Baltimore Bullet is the nickname for Baltimore native Michael Phelps, the most prolific athlete in Olympic history. Michael Phelps has already beaten the gold medal record of nine, and has eleven as of tonight. He also stands to break Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals in any one Olympics. Phelps is perfect so far in Beijing 2008 and is favored to complete his quest for eight gold medals.

A nickname for Portland given by none other than George Bush and his staff. Every time he would visit there would be such protests and demonstrations that he did not return to Portland when seeking reelection in 2004; but sent other staff members to gain support.

There's a sign at the edge of town that dubs Yakima the "Palm Springs of Washington," alluding to the sunnier weather with respect to the rest of the state.

The grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb, usually owned by the city.

The people in Buffalo are a very religious bunch (mostly Roman Catholic), as well as very taken to their alcohol.