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Murder charges filed against boyfriend in McKay case

JORDAN FRIES

March 11, 2010

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Authorities have charged Sarah McKay’s live-in boyfriend of roughly two years with killing the 34-year-old mother, Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek said Wednesday. Eric Scott Osborn, 26, of 18 Expo Drive, was charged...

Partnership for Alcohol Safety mum on 21-ordinance

DANNY VALENTINE

March 11, 2010

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The community committee charged with reducing the amount of dangerous drinking voted unanimously Wednesday to sit out of Iowa City’s controversial 21-ordinance in a closed meeting. Members of the Partnership for Alcohol Safety...

Mason discusses budget, flood relief with Staff Council

MORGAN OLSEN

March 11, 2010

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Two weeks after addressing the executive committee of the Staff Council in closed session, University of Iowa President Sally Mason spoke with the entire council on Wednesday. After showing the UI’s latest promotional video...

Schiefer guilty of sexual abuse, burglary

SAM LANE

March 11, 2010

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Jonathan Schiefer’s wife said she was “shocked” by the guilty ruling issued Wednesday in her husband’s sexual-abuse and burglary case. Sixth District Judge Ian Thornhill read the decision as a large crowd gathered inside...

Bringing back the local dollar

MARLEEN LINARES

March 11, 2010

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Independently owned shops across the nation are feeling the effects of the stagnant economy. But national and local initiatives are trying to keep Iowa City businesses strong. The 3/50 Project, a nationwide initiative to generate...

Spotlight Iowa City: Spanish associate professor to publish poetry book

HANNAH KRAMER

March 11, 2010

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Ana Merino instills literature in the lives of children through a book of Hispanic children’s poetry to be released this spring. Soon after the release, she will visit schools in Spain, meeting the children who have the opportunity...

Davenport man charged with theft, burglary

DI STAFF

March 11, 2010

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Police have charged a Davenport man after he allegedly stole more than $1,000 worth of items from a local residence. Craig Holmes, 50, Davenport, was charged Feb. 10 with second-degree theft and third-degree burglary. According...

Student taking Iowa club lacrosse from amateur to contender

IAN MARTIN

March 11, 2010

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He’s probably the best player at his sport at the University of Iowa. And as an informal teacher of the game, he may be the most important player on his team. So why hasn’t anyone heard of Alex de la Peña? Maybe because...

Hawkeyes get third crack at Wolverines

BRENDAN STILES

March 11, 2010

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When the Iowa men’s basketball team tangles with Michigan inside Conseco Field House at 1:30 p.m. today in Indianapolis, the Hawkeyes will have shot at a bit of redemption. Since 2007, when Todd Lickliter came to Iowa from...

Wrestling not dissatisfied, but wants domination

J.T. BUGOS

March 11, 2010

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Iowa head coach Tom Brands shot down on Wednesday the notion that the Iowa wrestling program views anything less than domination as unacceptable. Those words were put in his mouth after the Hawkeyes’ won their third-consecutive...

The track team’s ‘split personality’

MATT SCHOMMER

March 11, 2010

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It almost compares to the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. While the men’s track and field squad might not transform into a completely new entity, the Hawkeyes are generally a different type of monster when they turn their...

Baseball heads to Lone Star state

DI STAFF

March 11, 2010

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The Iowa baseball team will begin a 10-day, nine-game road trip in Texas today. The Hawkeyes will (4-5) play the first of four games against No. 3 Texas (9-3) in Austin today at 6 p.m. Iowa will remain in Austin for a double-header...