The Daily Iowan

Protesters greet Branstad in Iowa City

NINA EARNEST

March 11, 2011

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Gov. Terry Branstad tried to explain his job creation plan in Iowa City Thursday, but was met with protesters angry about his views on collective bargaining and fiscal policies. The governor and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds visited...

Video games teach children to share

STACI EISENBERG

March 11, 2011

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Eight-year-old Ellie Hirt finished her turn in Nintendo Wii golf. She sat back to wait for her next turn, but noticed her new friend hesitate. Quickly, she leaned over and patiently showed him how to use the remote and tee off...

‘Sanctuary City’ on hold

EMILY HOERNER

March 11, 2011

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Iowa City Mayor Matt Hayek said he’s skeptical about proposals to make Iowa City a “sanctuary” for undocumented immigrants reporting crimes. City Attorney Eleanor Dilkes presented councilors with information regarding the...

Demolition of historic Oakdale Hall starts today

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 11, 2011

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Oakdale Hall is coming down. After serving the community for more than 103 years as both a tuberculosis sanatorium and a research facility for the University of Iowa, previous employees of the building will gather at 8 a.m....

Water sustainability cluster moves forward

ALEXANDRIA SKALLA

March 11, 2011

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The only resource that will sustain a population set to grow by 50 to 80 million people in the next 25 years is water. Dave Dzombak, civil and environmental professor from Carnegie Mellon University, spoke Thursday to a crowd...

Johnson County commits to railway funding

LUKE VOELZ

March 11, 2011

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Johnson County officials committed funding to the proposed Iowa City-Chicago Passenger Rail Project on Thursday evening. The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to send a letter to the Iowa Department of Transportation...

Medical students travel to West Bank

ALLIE WRIGHT

March 11, 2011

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Harb Harb has traveled to the Middle East before to see how the health-care systems work. And now, the fourth-year medical student wants to expose fellow students to those experiences. Four medical students from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine...

Attorneys withdraw from Apartments Downtown case

ARIANA WITT

March 11, 2011

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Attorneys for the Iowa City rental giant Apartments Downtown Inc. have withdrawn from a case in which a former tenant filed a lawsuit claiming his lease violated Iowa Code. On Thursday, a judge granted John Hayek and David Brown’s r...

Spotlight: Bed and Breakfast owner puts name in her work

BEN SCHUFF

March 11, 2011

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Nila Haug sat on a burgundy couch in her bed and breakfast. Located at 517 E. Washington St., she blended right in with her surroundings — the color of her long-sleeve shirt matched exactly the color of the couch. As the 69-year-old...

Luke Lofthouse: Wrestling through this life

SAM LOUWAGIE

March 11, 2011

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Luke Lofthouse smiled easily and spoke calmly, despite the blood clouding most of his left eye and the dark scratches lining his neck. Minutes earlier, during a match with Purdue’s Logan Brown, his coaches were up and out of...

Men’s basketball season ends in loss to Michigan State

IAN MARTIN

March 11, 2011

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INDIANAPOLIS — Iowa was up by seven with 10:44 remaining in the second half, but Michigan State came back to defeat the Hawkeyes, 66-61, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament at Conseco Field House on Thursday. An Eric...

Hawkeye hoops disappointed, but motivated

SETH ROBERTS

March 11, 2011

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Iowa locker room was as energetic as a funeral parlor after the team’s loss to Michigan State in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. The Hawkeyes were slumped around the room deep in...