The Daily Iowan

Iowa to receive high-speed rail funding

NINA EARNEST

May 10, 2011

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Iowa is set to receive more funding for high-speed rail equipment as part of $268 million in federal grants for train travel in Midwestern states. The money will go toward purchasing 48 passenger rail cars and seven locomotives...

Out on the fly: Iowa authorities struggle with warrants

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

May 10, 2011

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David Hodges isn't in prison. He's not in jail. He didn't sit through a trial, and he didn't plead his case before a judge or jury. Six years ago, police charged the then-Coralville resident with viewing child pornography on...

Temps to reach near-record high today

HAYLEY BRUCE

May 10, 2011

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As the hot Sun beat down on the Pentacrest on Monday afternoon, University of Iowa students shed umbrellas and jackets to lounge on the grass for hours of studying for finals. But while temperatures broke 80 degrees this early...

School Board discusses future of West overcrowding

LUKE VOELZ

May 10, 2011

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Iowa City School Board members discussed methods for relieving overcrowding at West High on Monday night. At a School Board work session, officials noted that the school is 60 students over capacity, and that figure will likely...

UI reaches out to aid veterans

ALISON SULLIVAN

May 10, 2011

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Just separated from active duty in the Persian Gulf last summer, Adam Connell said he didn't have any plans completed to begin an academic career. "I was freaking out," said the 24-year-old UI freshman in the Navy Reserve. But...

Spotlight: For biology wiz, it’s the people

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

May 10, 2011

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Jeff Nirschl stepped on the football field and dominated the game. Daniel Tranel, a University of Iowa professor of neurology, wasn't surprised. The field was located on his farm, and Tranel invited several of his students there...

Swahili popularity increases at UI

KIRSTEN JACOBSEN

May 10, 2011

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Sara Manos said her favorite Swahili phrase means, simply, "to sleep deeply." "Lala fo fo fo," Manos scrawled in Swahili on a piece of paper late last month. The University of Iowa African Studies student,...

Man dead after truck flipped into the Iowa River

DI STAFF

May 10, 2011

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One man was reported dead after a truck flipped over and into the Iowa River Monday, according to a press release from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. The release said officers received a report of a truck that overturned...

Davenport man arrested, charged with OWI

DI STAFF

May 10, 2011

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Police arrested a Davenport man early Monday and charged him with operating while intoxicated after he allegedly failed to yield while turning left. Eusebio Jimenez Jr., 25, was charged with third-offense OWI and possession of...

CR woman allegedly assaults police officers

DI STAFF

May 10, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a Cedar Rapids woman after she allegedly assaulted a police officer Sunday. Angela Stolte, 29, was charged May 8 with assault on peace officers and others. A complaint said officers responded to a report...

Woman tries to grab officer’s Taser

DI STAFF

May 10, 2011

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A local woman faces numerous charges Sunday after she allegedly punched an officer and tried to get a hold of his Taser. Mary Bobotaylor, 47, 4494 Taft Ave. Apt. 22B, was charged May 8 with OWI, assault on peace officers, driving...

Woody leads the way

BEN SCHUFF

May 10, 2011

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Joey Woody stood over one of his athletes at the Cretzmeyer Track. The 37-year-old wore black athletics pants, a black, long-sleeve shirt showcasing Iowa's gold Tigerhawk logo, and black sunglasses. His words came from tremendous...