The Daily Iowan

UI law prof Baldus passes away at 75

BRITTANY TREVICK

June 14, 2011

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David Baldus wasn’t afraid to break the rules. On a hiking trip to Canada with his wife, the two of them entered a trail not recommended for groups of fewer than six because of bears. Instead of turning back, they continued...

Iowa conservation director asks for $15 million

BRITTANY TREVICK

June 14, 2011

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The wellness of Iowa’s natural resources could hinge on state budget negotiations, officials said this week. With wetlands decreasing, open spaces are disappearing, and water quality on the decline, some environmental officials...

Iowa City man alleges assault, gay slurs

EDDIE KIRSCH

June 14, 2011

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A gay man said another man yelled a gay slur at him and assaulted him last week in Iowa City. Iowa City Police are investigating the alleged assault, reported to have occurred in an alley between the 100 block of East College...

Iowa City woman sells suds

KATIE HEINE

June 14, 2011

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Kristin Kromray hasn’t bought a bar of soap in five years. But because the 28-year-old can make her own at home, it would be silly to spend the money. Kromray took up making soap in 2006, and today, her natural soap line,...

Iowa City Public Access TV starts dating game

BRIAN ALBERT

June 14, 2011

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Iowa City’s Public Access Television channel is spicing up its weekly lineup. In an attempt to diversify the programming, producers came up with “Dump, Kiss, or Date,” a new two-round dating show on which three male contestants...

Board of Regents vote to terminate Iowa School for Deaf teacher

DI STAFF

June 14, 2011

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The state Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday to terminate Iowa School for the Deaf physical-education teacher Karen Lechner. Regent President David Miles said at the meeting the School for the Deaf Superintendent Jeanne...

Police: Dependent was abused by caretaker

DI STAFF

June 14, 2011

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A man requiring 24-hour assistance was sexually abused by his assigned caretaker, according a report from Iowa City police. Courtney Raymone Roberts, 31, Coralville, was charged April 13 with no-injury dependent-adult abuse after...

Coralville police arrest Nebraska woman for prostitution

DI STAFF

June 14, 2011

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A Nebraska woman was arrested by Coralville police after she allegedly performed adult services for money. Celestina Valdez, 25, was charged June 11 with prostitution. Police said Valdez allegedly initially posted an ad offering...

Judge to review documents in Hunninghake case

DI STAFF

June 14, 2011

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A judge is set to review a set of 11 documents in the records case of former University of Iowa Professor Gary Hunninghake following a hearing Monday. During the hearing, said Hunninghake attorney Leon Spies, Jordan Esbrook,...

UI student crowned Miss Iowa

DI STAFF

June 14, 2011

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University of Iowa sophomore Jessica Pray was crowned Miss Iowa 2011 on June 11 in Davenport, according to press release from the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program. The 18-year-old replaced Pauli Mayfield, Miss Iowa 2010. A native...

Men’s track NCAA finish disappointing, but not a final verdict

BEN SCHUFF

June 14, 2011

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The Iowa men’s track and field team finally fell victim to expectations. Throughout the indoor and outdoor seasons, Iowa head coach Larry Wieczorek said the 2011 track and field team was the best group he’s seen in his 24...

West High softball holds cancer fundraiser

KYLE HUGHES

June 14, 2011

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Last year, Ellyn Found was the main organizer of Iowa City West’s annual Coaches vs. Cancer softball fundraiser. This year, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “We were all in shock when we found out,” said Jill...