The Daily Iowan

Neighborhood Center continues summer camp despite cuts

IAN STEWART

June 15, 2011

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Still in swimsuits from their morning at the pool, two dozen children streamed toward the cooler beneath Wetherby Park’s covered shelter Monday. Hungry after a long morning of play supervised by the Neighborhood Centers of...

Local parents concerned with response to lead levels at Mann

LUKE VOELZ

June 15, 2011

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Officials for Terracon, an Iowa City engineering firm, confirmed at Tuesday’s Iowa City School Board meeting that an area of peeling paint in Mann Elementary was larger than 1 square foot during renovations, meaning district...

UI Provost Butler looking to fill vacant dean positions

JULIANA FABIANO

June 15, 2011

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The University of Iowa’s newly appointed Provost P. Barry Butler has two big tasks ahead of him: filling the dean positions in the UI Tippie College of Business and the College of Engineering. The search to fill business De...

Local teens to “audit” alcohol advertisements

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

June 15, 2011

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Johnson County alcohol officials will soon give teens as young as 13 the go-ahead to scope out liquor ads at local stores. But the teens won’t be looking to purchase. Instead, the volunteers will be helping the Mid-eastern...

Hills parents ask School Board to reconsider proposed district boundaries

BRITTANY TREVICK

June 15, 2011

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Hills Elementary parents want to save their children’s school. During an Iowa City School Board meeting Tuesday night intended to discuss boundaries for the new Borlaug Elementary, two Hills parents demanded that the School...

Local sushi chef serves up big taste, personality

JULIANA FABIANO

June 15, 2011

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Perkins Herron’s friendly face, familiar white apron and blue baseball cap can be found any day of the week behind the wall of fish at Sushi Kicchin in the Old Capitol Town Center. Customers belly up to a bar-style seating ...

Sen. Grassley comments on defeat of Coburn Amendment

DI STAFF

June 15, 2011

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Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, applauded lawmakers Tuesday for stopping a measure that would have curbed ethanol subsidies. The Senate voted down an amendment Tuesday that would have repealed an ethanol tax credit. Several Iowa...

Area woman sues UI clinic

DI STAFF

June 15, 2011

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A Johnson County woman has filed a lawsuit against the University of Iowa Quick Care North Liberty following an incident in which she said medical officials allegedly failed to diagnose her with cancer, court documents said. In...

Local banker considering run for City Council

DI STAFF

June 15, 2011

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Another local may throw his hat into the race for City Council. Mike Finlayson, 46, who serves as the vice president and retail managing officer of MidWestOne Bank in downtown Iowa City, said that while he is not sure if he...

Search warrant leaves IC man with multiple drug charges

DI STAFF

June 15, 2011

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A local man faces multiple drug charges after Iowa City police served a search warrant at his home. Philip Galen Ballew, 20, 525 Iowa Avenue Apt.1, was charged March 3 with keeping a drug house, controlled substance violation,...

Bluder hosts elite basketball camp

CODY GREDELL

June 15, 2011

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In the humid Field House gym, a mob of the Midwest’s best female high-school basketball players shoot around with one another in preparation for the start of the 2011 Girls’ Elite Basketball Camp hosted by the Iowa women’s...

Commentary: Prime Time League draft pick could have interesting effect on league

ERIK PAPKE

June 15, 2011

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Click here for a full list of Prime Time Leage draft picks. The Prime Time League held its 25th-annual draft on Tuesday night. The six teams divvied up a crop of Iowa, Northern Iowa, and other college and high-school players; Th...