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Lawmaker to student lobbyists: “Leave the circus to us”

LUKE VOELZ

June 7, 2011

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A Republican lawmaker told University of Iowa students they were part of a “political circus” while the students lobbied for more education funding at the statehouse on Monday. “You just put forth the effort to be part...

Council might ease fines on underage bar-goers

IAN SCHMIT

June 7, 2011

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Violators of Iowa City’s 21-ordinance may see considerably smaller fines next month after a vote by the Iowa City City Council tonight. Councilors are slated to vote on whether to lower the fines for first-time underage patrons...

GOP hopeful Cain highlights business sense

ZACHARY POUND

June 7, 2011

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It’s sink or swim in politics, and currently, Americans are treading water, Republican presidential-nomination hopeful <a href=”http://www.hermancain.com”>Herman Cain</a> said in the IMU Main Lounge on Monday. Cain,...

Iowa man sets off to cross the state for Alzheimer’s

JONATHAN BENDICKSON

June 7, 2011

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His story may not have tumbleweeds blowing in the wind or an old saloon with swinging wooden doors. But it does have one tough cowboy. Bill Taylor, 80, began his ride across Iowa Monday to raise money for Alzheimer’s resear...

Branstad tours Iowa, skips Johnson County

DI STAFF

June 7, 2011

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Gov. Terry Branstad will not make a stop in the Iowa City area as on his “Working Together for a Better Future” tour this week, a spokesman for the governor told The Daily Iowan. Branstad is touring the state to drum up ...

UI sends HESCO barriers to Missouri River cities

DI STAFF

June 7, 2011

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The University of Iowa is supplying more than 5,000 feet of HESCO flood-protection barriers to protect generation stations in Sioux City and Council Bluffs from Missouri River flooding, according to UI Facilities Management. Facilities...

Spotlight: Local gamer turns to painting

BRIAN ALBERT

June 7, 2011

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Colin Greenhalgh made art a cornerstone of his life at an early age. Like many artists, he drew and doodled. He experimented with perspective and architectural sketches. Then he discovered the world of digital art. “After...

Hawkeye hurdler Holmes qualifies for nationals twice

BEN SCHUFF

June 7, 2011

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Of the 47 athletes competing in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles in this week’s NCAA finals in Des Moines, only one qualified to run in both. Iowa’s Ethan Holmes. “I would say he has gone beyond our expectations,” Iowa...

U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials tickets on sale

SETH ROBERTS

June 7, 2011

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The U.S. Olympic Wrestling trials are still about a year away, but it’s never too early for fans of the sport to start planning. Tickets for the event, which will take place in Iowa City on April 21-22, 2012, went on sale at...

Point/counterpoint: In which event will the track team perform best at the NCAA Championships?

DI STAFF

June 7, 2011

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Men’s 4x400 relay The 2011 NCAA outdoor track and field championships will begin on Wednesday in Des Moines, and everyone who can make the trip should go — not just to experience all that the State Capital has to offer (no...

Iowa track coaches earn regional honors

DI STAFF

June 7, 2011

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With the outdoor track and field season coming to a close, two Iowa coaches were honored on Monday for their historic efforts. Iowa men’s head coach Larry Wieczorek was named the Midwest Region Coach of the Year by the U.S....

72 Hawkeyes recognized for academics

DI STAFF

June 7, 2011

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Seventy-two Iowa athletes were named to the 2011 spring Academic All-Big Ten team on Monday, including a school-record 12 baseball and 16 women’s track and field honorees. Athletes must be letterwinners in at least their second...