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More than 150 with criminal convictions can now carry guns

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 8, 2011

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More than 150 people with criminal records now have the right to carry guns in Johnson County. In the two months since Iowa became a shall-issue state, drastically limiting sheriffs’ authority over to whom to grant gun permits,...

Iowa students urge lawmakers to stop the cuts

ARIANA WITT

March 8, 2011

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DESMOINES—Standing in a circle of four University of Iowa undergraduates, sophomore Katy Kinney engaged Rep. Chip Baltimore, R-Boone, in a debate. “What do you think it means when you guys cut state appropriations?”...

Ron Paul: education, abortion, marriage should be up to states

NINA EARNEST

March 8, 2011

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The federal government is to blame for high tuition costs, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, said Monday in the IMU. As the value of the American dollar goes down because of government spending and debt, the price of education increases,...

Gas prices rise as spring break nears

ALISON SULLIVAN

March 8, 2011

Filed under News

Road-tripping for spring break may not be so cost-effective for University of Iowa students this year. Gas prices have risen to more than $3.50 per gallon at some Iowa gas stations as political turmoil continues in countries...

Spotlight: UI professor teaches rock and roll

RYAN MURPHY

March 8, 2011

Filed under News

Steven Horowitz is a rock and roll man. The University of Iowa American studies professor sees live music on a weekly basis, owns more than 8,000 CDs and 7,000 records, writes music reviews for such websites as PopMatters, and...

Sullivan poised to be next DI editor

MADISON BENNETT

March 8, 2011

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Adam B Sullivan has worked in nearly every area of The Daily Iowan newsroom — next year, he’ll get the chance to lead it. Sullivan said that experience will help him bring together various sections of the newsroom when he...

Iowa/Nebraska to play Thanksgiving Friday

DI STAFF

March 8, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Iowa and Nebraska football programs announced on Monday that their 2011 and 2012 games will take place on the Fridays following Thanksgiving. The new Big Ten rivals will face off as conference foes for the first time on Nov....

Commentary: Iowa-Nebraska on Black Friday a perfect match

JORDAN GARRETSON

March 8, 2011

Filed under Sports

What’s not to like? Monday’s announcement that Iowa and Nebraska will play each other on Black Friday for at least the next two years may surprise some, but it shouldn’t. It makes way too much sense. As soon as Big...

Commentary: Experience necessary in wrestling. Or is it?

J.T. BUGOS

March 8, 2011

Filed under Sports

The thing about wrestling is that it requires experience. But the funny thing about wrestling is that experience isn’t necessary. While contradictory, both of those statements were on display at the 2011 Big Ten championships...

Basketball team ‘completely different’ compared to last year

IAN MARTIN

March 8, 2011

Filed under Sports

Three hundred and sixty-three days before the Iowa basketball team ended its regular season with a stunning win over then-No. 6 Purdue, it ended its season with a 25-point thrashing at Minnesota. It was a disappointing end to...

Men’s hoops year-end awards

SETH ROBERTS

March 8, 2011

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Freshman of the Year: Melsahn Basabe, forward As announcer Gus Johnson put it, Melsahn Basabe had a “curiously spicy” season. The Glen Cove, N.Y., native averaged 13 points and 7.3 rebounds in conference games and became...

Distance runner accomplishes historic feat for Iowa

BEN SCHUFF

March 8, 2011

Filed under Sports

For a moment, Larry Wieczorek was at peace. In the hectic life of Division-I athletics, the Iowa men’s head track and field coach was able to breathe after Jeff Thode automatically qualified for nationals in the mile. But...