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UI Ph.D. student encourages storytelling through art

BRIAN ALBERT

June 22, 2011

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Powerful winds blew across Wetherby Park on Tuesday as children from the Broadway Neighborhood Center in Iowa City fought the breeze as they played basketball, jumped through misting water sprinklers, and navigated a crowded playground. But...

Santorum calls to cut ethanol funding

IAN STEWART

June 22, 2011

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OSKALOOSA — Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum attacked Iowa’s “sacred cow” on Tuesday when he called to cut federal support for ethanol. At a meet-and-greet with approximately 50 supporters, Santorum called for the elimination...

Ron Paul opposes Planned Parenthood

ZACHARY POUND

June 22, 2011

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GOP presidential-nomination hopeful Ron Paul wants to balance the budget, and he said cutting Planned Parenthood funding is one way to do that. The Texas Republican released a statement on Monday outlining his plan to cut the...

Melrose ordinance passes first vote

NINA EARNEST

June 22, 2011

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A new city ordinance regulating vendors on Melrose Avenue passed its first step Tuesday — but some Melrose residents still aren’t satisfied with the university’s and the city’s actions. Jean Walker, a member of the Melrose...

UI art professor emeritus, circus performer dies at 90

JULIANA FABIANO

June 22, 2011

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When Byron Burford was only 13 years old, he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life — join the circus. Often being called an artist in everything he did, his passion for life was clear and his presence was unmistakable,...

UI professor uses national award to help youth with math

IAN STEWART

June 22, 2011

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As Maggy Tomova spoke with an accent betraying her Bulgarian origins, her black cat Smurfy wandered across the table looking for attention. Two dogs lingered on nearby couches, whose hair-covered cushion hinted at numerous furry...

Councilors vote to change city-management position

DI STAFF

June 22, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council approved a resolution to eliminate the current assistant to the city manager position and add an new assistant to the city manager position during the council meeting Tuesday night. The measure passed...

Council OKs property acquisition near landfill

DI STAFF

June 22, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council approved the city’s plan to proceed with authorizing the acquisition of land near the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Facility at a Tuesday meeting. The council approved the measure 7-0. The acquisition...

Child tests positive for meth exposure

DI STAFF

June 22, 2011

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A Lone Tree woman was arrested after Johnson County officials allegedly discovered her son had been exposed to methamphetamine. Wendy Lynn Whetstine, 44, was charged June 2 with child endangerment. A search of Whestine’s...

Air Race Classic visits Iowa City, then leaves

CONRAD SWANSON

June 22, 2011

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Minnetta Gardinier refers to the Air Race Classic as her own little summer camp. Unfortunately, the camp activities got rained out on Tuesday. The annual race of small aircraft was supposed to take off from the Iowa City Municipal...

Marble, Hubbard clash in Prime Time

KYLE HUGHES

June 22, 2011

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Anthony Hubbard is such a draw to this summer’s Prime Time League that Tuesday night’s game had to be moved to a bigger gym to accomodate fans. But Hubbard wasn’t the only stand-out in the match-up. Each team had five players...

May comes up big in clutch

ERIK PAPKE

June 22, 2011

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The Prime Time League action at the North Liberty Community Center on Tuesday night could have been confusing. Just before the two games slated for 6 p.m. tip-offs were about to start, their locations were switched so the large...