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In their words: locals react to bin Laden’s death

DI STAFF

May 3, 2011

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Cliff Wallace, 20, returned from Iraq three weeks ago and plans to enroll at the UI in the fall. It's kind of like I'm dreaming, being back and all. It's only a been a few weeks, and I'm working on getting back to the everyday....

Experts: Bin Laden death to improve Obama’s approval, for now

ALLIE WRIGHT

May 3, 2011

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While Osama bin Laden's death has offered a sense relief and a surge of unity for the American public, political experts say it will not solidify President Obama's re-election in 2012. Instead, several said the country's economic s...

Officials describe bin Laden raid

ASSOCIATED PRESS

May 3, 2011

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WASHINGTON — After nearly a decade of anger and fear, America rejoiced Monday at the demise of Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind behind the horrific 9/11 attacks. Navy SEALs who killed the world's most-wanted terrorist...

Councilors discuss plans to revamp downtown

EMILY HOERNER

May 3, 2011

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Balancing all of downtown Iowa City's housing options and retail and office space will likely be a priority in coming years, Iowa City city councilors said Monday. During a City Council work session Monday night, the councilors worked t...

GOP hopeful Rick Santorum speaks on education, gay marriage

JON FRANK

May 3, 2011

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Potential GOP presidential nomination candidate Rick Santorum championed himself as a socially and economically conservative candidate before a crowd of roughly 20 on Monday in the IMU. The former Pennsylvania senator addresse...

District parents concerned over free/reduced lunch kids

LUKE VOELZ

May 3, 2011

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Iowa City School District parents said they're still concerned about a resource imbalance caused by the district's proposed new elementary school boundaries. The boundaries, which are being changed to accommodate Borlaug Elementary,...

Former battalion chief charged with murder

MADISON BENNETT

May 3, 2011

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A former Iowa City Fire Department battalion chief and also former Johnson County director of emergency management has been accused of killing his longtime companion. Riverside resident Thomas Lee Hansen, 70, was arrested and...

Spotlight: Local 7-year-old a go-cart champion

JON FRANK

May 3, 2011

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Gunmetal black with deep blue brackets and a golden Hawkeye logo emblazoned on the front bumper, the Kendigs' 50cc go-kart does not always sit idly in the family's garage. On many weekends it has ripped up the asphalt paths of...

Local enthusiasts celebrate all things Sherlock Holmes

NINA EARNEST

May 3, 2011

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Twilight set upon the streets as a group of 30 gathered in the Iowa City Public Library — each member a lover of mystery, of classical fiction, and the stories of a detective named Sherlock Holmes. They are the Younger Stamfords...

Woman faces prostitution charges

DI STAFF

May 3, 2011

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Coralville police arrested a woman last week after she allegedly offered sex to a man at a Coralville hotel. Angel Ross, 48, 320 Second St. Apt. 216, was charged April 29 with prostitution and public intoxication. According...

UI spring graduation set

DI STAFF

May 3, 2011

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An estimated 4,855 University of Iowa graduates and two honorary degrees — for former Iowa Rep. Richard Myers and alumnus and benefactor Jerre Stead — will be awarded in the spring 2011 commencement ceremonies. The College...

Brant now a major contributor for men’s golf team

BEN WOLFSON

May 3, 2011

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Chris Brant, a three-year starter for the Iowa men's golf team, has been consistent throughout his career. Perhaps his best performance, though, came this past weekend, when he battled head-to-head with Illinois' Luke Guthrie...