The Daily Iowan

Councilors to vote on gun ban

MADISON BENNETT

February 15, 2011

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The National Rifle Association may be planning to challenge a new Iowa City resolution that would increase gun control on city-owned property, one Iowa City official said. Assistant City Attorney Eric Goers, who drafted the resolution,...

Obama’s budget proposal would cut Pell Grant funding

RYAN COLE

February 15, 2011

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The number of students receiving Pell Grants and the amount they receive could decrease in the next fiscal year as a result of President Obama’s new education-budget proposal. Federal Pell Grants provided more than $15 million...

Grant Wood cuts to affect schools

AUDREY SMITH

February 15, 2011

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Local educators said students would receive less individual attention following Grant Wood Area Education Agency’s recent layoffs. State budget cuts, low enrollment, and several other factors forced Grant Wood officials to notif...

Census numbers mean more money

ALLIE WRIGHT

February 15, 2011

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A population increase in Johnson County will likely mean more federal money for local transportation improvements, but officials aren’t yet sure how much they’ll receive. According to the 2010 Census, Johnson County saw a nearly 18...

Legislators: Pollock bill not likely to pass

ARIANA WITT

February 15, 2011

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Iowa legislators agree that a proposed bill to force the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art to sell a multimillion-dollar Jackson Pollock painting is not likely to be passed into law. Some think the bill won’t even make i...

Branstad unveils new preschool plan

NINA EARNEST

February 15, 2011

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad unveiled on Tuesday his new preschool program designed to award scholarships to low-income families, setting aside $43.6 million in state appropriations. “By providing all Iowa children the opportunity to att...

UI launches web-based energy tool

KENDALL MCCABE

February 15, 2011

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George Paterson sat in a room closely resembling a NASA mission-control center on Monday. But instead of counting down to a shuttle launch, Paterson, a University of Iowa utilities systems specialist, monitored the energy consumption...

Spotlight: Local artist designs Java House logo

JESSICA CARBINO

February 15, 2011

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The smell of coffee beans roasting wafts through the air. It goes past the counter toward the customers sitting on comfy couches and antique chairs reading books, talking, or writing. Claudia McGehee observes every aspect of the...

Marion’s loss brings the question: Is he a contender?

J.T. BUGOS

February 15, 2011

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After losing to Michigan’s top-ranked Kellen Russell, is Montell Marion a true contender for the national title? That seems to be a fair question given that four matches in, Marion has had two clashes against top-five opponents....

Hawkeyes spell team C-O-L-E

SETH ROBERTS

February 15, 2011

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Jarryd Cole isn’t a superstar. Iowa’s senior center doesn’t average 20 points per game. He doesn’t consistently throw down poster-worthy dunks or swat opposing shots into the bleachers. He doesn’t even really look like...

Point/counterpoint: Which team is the best in college basketball?

DI STAFF

February 15, 2011

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Ohio State Ohio State is still the best team in the country, even after this past weekend’s loss. The Buckeyes are one of just two one-loss teams left in the top 25, along with the pride of the Mountain West, No. 6 San Diego ...

Alexander named to Naismith midseason list

DI STAFF

February 15, 2011

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Iowa senior guard Kachine Alexander on Monday was named to the 2010-11 Naismith Midseason Top 30 list for women’s basketball. Named after Dr. James Naismith, the award — presented by the Atlanta Tipoff Club — recognizes...