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Residents: Drug busts no surprise

MORGAN OLSEN

April 22, 2010

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For University of Iowa students living on the east third and fourth floors of Currier, Monday night’s drug bust came as no surprise. “We were all friends; we hung out together,” said UI freshman Anthony Walsh, whose ro...

Culver signs nursing bill at UI

ADAM B SULLIVAN

April 22, 2010

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Gov. Chet Culver says newly signed legislation will recruit new nurses to the workforce, helping to fill a shortage the state has dealt with for years. The governor signed the bill into law on the University of Iowa campus Wednesday,...

School Board interviews second finalist for superintendent

HOLLY HINES

April 22, 2010

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Stephen Murley said it’s important to come into the Iowa City School District with “your ears open and your mouth shut.” He said if he is chosen as the next superintendent, he will first listen to see what issues community...

Police ready if house parties increase

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 22, 2010

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A group of men drinking beer on a front porch a couple of weekends ago shut off their music just as police approached. A neighbor had called about the sounds pumping from the East Washington Street residence just after midnight. Officer...

Economist warns against socialism

ARIANA WITT

April 22, 2010

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Yuri Maltsev saw firsthand the dangers of a socialist government — at least, the kind of socialism practiced by the Soviet Union. Born into a world of intense government control, the economics professor at Carthage Colle...

UIHC near top nationally in organ donations

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

April 22, 2010

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Every week, Suzanne Witte asks the same question. “Have you considered an organ donation? While it’s a difficult decision for some to make when a family member is declared brain-dead, it could save the lives of eight people....

Spotlight Iowa City: From wrestling to realty, passion shines

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 22, 2010

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With a modest staff of six agents, lifetime Iowa City resident Tom Lepic broke into the local realty business around 25 years ago. Now, Lepic-Kroeger Realtors boasts 56 agents, and the head man is among the established, trusted...

Man charged in nightclub robbery

DI STAFF

April 22, 2010

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Iowa City police arrested a man Wednesday, alleging that he was connected to a nightclub robbery that occurred early that morning. Robbie Darrell Taylor, 23, Coralville, was charged with first-degree robbery and assault with...

New faces on offensive line

SCOTT MILLER

April 22, 2010

Filed under Sports

Because it runs a pro-style offense, Iowa doesn’t feature many gadget plays or spread sets or quick reads. Instead, the Hawkeyes thrive on old-school football, predicated on protecting the quarterback, opening holes in the...

Iowa track and field heads to historic Drake Relays

MATT SCHOMMER and MICHELE DANNO

April 22, 2010

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The Iowa track and field team will take its place on the biggest stage in the state today and through the weekend at the 101st running of the Drake Relays. A few festivities started on Wednesday, with Dan Rolling participating...

Bulaga headlines trio looking to join NFL fraternity of Hawkeye offensive linemen

BRENDAN STILES

April 22, 2010

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In Kirk Ferentz’s 11 seasons as Iowa’s head coach, he has seen eight offensive linemen get drafted by NFL teams. One more will add his name to that list tonight, and two others could potentially follow suit over this weekend. The...

Point/Counterpoint: Which team should draft Bulaga?

J.T. BUGOS

April 22, 2010

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Seattle Seahawks Thursday will be a day Bryan Bulaga never forgets. The NFL draft, which begins Thursday night, may bring good news to all 255 players selected, but for Bulaga, it’ll mean much more when he likely goes in t...