The Daily Iowan

Possible state shutdown threatens daycares

ZACHARY POUND

June 10, 2011

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Ever since she started attending Handicare Childcare and Preschool, Jena Frank has been exceeding her mother’s expectations by leaps and bounds. Jena is learning small tasks, such as putting away the trash and finding her shoes,...

Local food one way to keep E. Coli at bay in Iowa

ASMAA ELKEURTI

June 10, 2011

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A recent outbreak of the E. coli bacteria hasn’t made its way to Johnson County, and locally grown food may be the key to keeping it that way. Several area businesses specializing in locally grown produce said focusing on local...

County social service director resigns

BRIAN ALBERT

June 10, 2011

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After 20 years in social work and several years as the social-service coordinator for Johnson County, Amy Correia will move on. Correia, who has helped to improve and to launch several successful programs during her tenure, will...

Fisher’s fishkeeping business lives on

CHASTITY DILLARD

June 10, 2011

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It’s quite a coincidence that Ed Fisher, 57, went into the fish-keeping business. He is the owner of the Coralville Bay store, which specializes in tropical and marine fish. People think he changed his name, but he’s always...

Author calls Iowa best place for Writers’ Workshop

JONATHAN BENDICKSON

June 10, 2011

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The Iowa Writers’ Workshop kicked off its weekend-long 75th-anniversary celebration Thursday night with a keynote address from one of its long-time writers and faculty members. Marilynne Robinson highlighted the elite statu...

Speculation rampant after Gingrich staff quits

DI STAFF

June 10, 2011

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A prominent Iowa blogger speculates Newt Gingrich might drop out of the 2012 presidential race after the several of the Georgia Republican’s campaign staffers left the organization on Thursday. Craig Robinson, editor-in-chief...

Iowa sprinter DQ’ed in 200 meters

BEN SCHUFF

June 10, 2011

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DES MOINES – Iowa sprinter Justin Austin was disqualified during the 200-meter dash semifinals Thursday night at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships. Shortly after Austin finished ninth overall — missing the finals...

Iowa soccer camp battles weather

CODY GREDELL

June 10, 2011

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On a sweltering day in early summer, an array of black-and-gold soccer balls bearing numerous Tigerhawk emblems were kicked back and forth from camper to camper. Shouts of “I’m open” and “Pass” drowned out the sounds...

Former Hawkeye football player brings gridiron philosophy to politics

ERIK PAPKE

June 10, 2011

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Most GOP operatives will list Ronald Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt, and maybe Barry Goldwater on their list of inspiring characters. Tim Pawlenty-backer Matt Whitaker lists Hayden Fry. The 41-year-old said playing for Fry taught him...

Hawkeye field hockey recognized by national team

DI STAFF

June 10, 2011

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Former Iowa field-hockey standout Lauren Pfeiffer has been named to the 2011 USA Women’s National Team, according to a release. Pfeiffer was a two-time All-American at Iowa and led the Hawkeyes to the 2008 Final Four. She has...