The Daily Iowan

UI arts community celebrates withdrawal of Pollock bill

ARIANA WITT

February 22, 2011

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The Pollock bill is dead. On Monday, Rep. Scott Raecker, R-Urbandale, the head of the Iowa House Appropriations Committee, withdrew the controversial proposal, which would have forced the University of Iowa Museum of Art to sel...

Local teens react to stricter driving bill

RYAN COLE

February 22, 2011

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Teenage drivers in Iowa could soon look forward to spending more quality time with their parents in the car. The Senate Transportation Committee approved a bill earlier this month that would require teens to spend 12 months...

Local children take to the rock wall

NINA EARNEST

February 22, 2011

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Claire Pardubsky deftly scaled the rock wall as the fading blue of twilight streamed in from the skylights above. But one spot on the wall’s route proved too difficult for the 10-year-old. She let go of the wall, left dangling...

Lecture teaches students rights as tenants

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

February 22, 2011

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Alaina Overdiep said she’s adamant about knowing her rights. The University of Iowa freshman, who will live in an apartment for the first time next fall, attended the “Don’t Get Evicted” event Monday at the IMU to lea...

Justice praises selection system

MADISON BENNETT

February 22, 2011

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins said the only problem with the process to retain Iowa Supreme Court justices is they’re not running against another person but the notion of an ideal judge. “What you’re...

Spotlight: UI senior raps about heartache

EVAN CLARK

February 22, 2011

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Songs about heartbreak have been around since the dawn of music. Musicians from Elvis Presley to ABBA to Eminem have expressed that heartaches can be a main inspiration for material. Since going through a breakup over a year...

Police: Mother left children to buy cigarettes, alcohol

DI STAFF

February 22, 2011

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Authorities have charged a Tiffin woman after she allegedly left her children home alone to buy alcohol and cigarettes. Adriann Gressman, 28, was charged Feb. 19 with child endangerment. According to Johnson County sheriff’s...

Everson’s sentencing moved to April

DI STAFF

February 22, 2011

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Former Hawkeye football player Cedric Everson’s sentencing has been postponed until April 22. Everson, 21, was charged with sexually assaulting a female student-athlete in a Hillcrest dorm room in 2007. In January, Everson...

Coralville chooses band to play at RAGBRAI

DI STAFF

February 22, 2011

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Veteran rock group 38 Special will perform at the RAGBRAI overnight celebration on July 29 in Coralville’s S.T. Morrison Park, located near the intersection of Fifth and Seventh Streets. According to a press release, the Southern-rock...

Man allegedly threatens sister with knife

DI STAFF

February 22, 2011

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Deputies arrested a local man Sunday after he allegedly threatened his sister with a knife. Luis Deleon, 20, 515 Elkhorn Trail, was charged Sunday with going armed with intent and domestic assault while displaying a weapon, according...

Branstad to name Supreme Court justices by Saturday

DI STAFF

February 22, 2011

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Gov. Terry Branstad will name the state’s three new Supreme Court justices by his Saturday deadline, spokesman Tim Albrecht said. Branstad will select the three new justices from a pool of nine nominees, which includes only...

North Liberty to vote on gun ban

DI STAFF

February 22, 2011

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North Liberty City councilors will vote today on a resolution to ban firearms on city property. The list of prohibited weapons includes pellet, BB, and dart guns in addition to standard firearms and weapons, and the measure would...