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Authorities await autopsy in suspicious death

JORDAN FRIES

March 9, 2010

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Authorities are still investigating what they have labeled suspicious death in a mobile-home park just east of Iowa City on Sunday evening. Johnson County deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity around 9:30 p.m....

Grassley: Scrap current health-care bills

ADAM B SULLIVAN

March 9, 2010

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Lawmakers need to scrap progress made so far on health-care reform and start anew, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told those gathered on the UI medical campus on Tuesday. “There’s widespread agreement that our health-care system has serious p...

Voters may see 21-ordinance again

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

March 9, 2010

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Despite which side community members fall on regarding the proposed 21-ordinance for bar entry, they may agree on one thing: Timing is key. If the council passes a 21-only ordinance, opponents will have 60 days to collect 2,500...

Study: Naps can help students learn

HOLLY HINES

March 9, 2010

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UI freshman Dani Neef never went to bed on Sunday night. Instead, she stayed awake preparing for the five tests and one paper she faced during midterms week. “I’m not as alert as I’d like to be,” the pre-business major...

Man has purchased 309 vehicles

MARLEEN LINARES

March 9, 2010

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Harlan Nost has owned more than 300 vehicles. The Iowa City resident, who describes himself as “car crazy,” said he became interested in cars at 13, when he sat “real close” to his father and steered from the passenger...

Iowa to see more options for high-proof beers

MARY HARRINGTON

March 9, 2010

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Iowa brewers will soon get a chance to compete with out-of-state microbreweries’ higher-proof beers. Gov. Chet Culver will sign a bill on Wednesday that will grant Iowa microbreweries the ability to make and sell higher-proof...

Daily Iowan selects editor for 2010-11

EMILY BUSSE

March 9, 2010

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After a night of competitive hourlong interviews, Lead Metro Editor Brian Stewart is poised to be next year’s editor-in-chief of The Daily Iowan. Stewart was up against Clara Hogan, a former Metro editor currently studying...

Lone party vies for top UI Student Government positions

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

March 9, 2010

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For the first time in at least 30 years, a University of Iowa student government presidential candidate will run unopposed. In fact, Gordon Sonnenschein, director of the UISG Student Elections Board, said he doesn’t think it’s...

Students stress importance of Arabic

ARIANA WITT

March 9, 2010

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UI freshman Shazmin Izhar didn’t grow up speaking Arabic. Though the Muslim student was born in Maylasia and thus spoke Malay, Izhar decided to study his religion’s language. “I learned it so I could pick up on the feelings...

Spotlight Iowa City: Well-traveled in geography, writing

JORDAN FRIES

March 9, 2010

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Carol Severino has lived on the fringes of the Amazon rain forest. She’s taught creative writing to the indigenous people of Ecuador. Yet the University of Iowa associate professor said the prospect of “country living” in...

Brent Metcalf rebounds from championship loss

J.T. BUGOS

March 9, 2010

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Brent Metcalf wasn’t supposed to lose. The Iowa wrestler was the front-runner for the national title, so a Big Ten championship seemed like a foregone conclusion. The senior was matched up with Ohio State’s Lance Palmer...

Retirement can’t keep volunteer coach off the track

MATT SCHOMMER

March 9, 2010

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There aren’t too many things that Brett Favre and John Raffensperger have in common. Although there is one obvious connection the two share: Neither knows when to retire. You won’t find Raffensperger’s name listed under...