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Obama lays out plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

ZACHARY POUND

June 23, 2011

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Ten years after the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, President Obama said he feels “light of a secure peace can be seen in the distance.” In an address to the nation on Wednesday, Obama outlined his plan to withdraw 33,000...

UI officials attribute binge drinking dip to 21-ordinance

JULIANA FABIANO

June 23, 2011

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University of Iowa officials said Iowa City’s 21-ordinance “contributed significantly” to a drop in students’ binge-drinking rate in the last two years. The statement comes after results from the National College H...

Q&A: UI President Mason talks Hamerlinck, state budget

DI STAFF

June 23, 2011

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The Daily Iowan sat down with university of Iowa President Sally Mason Wednesday to discuss state budget issues, Sen. Shawn Hamerlinck’s comments about students, and the new UI provost. DI: The UI College of Engineering is work...

UI President: government shutdown effects would be minimal

ZACHARY POUND

June 23, 2011

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With the deadline for the state budget looming next week, University of Iowa President Sally Mason said the university would not see any major change if a government shutdown does occur. “We’re probably less directly affected...

Rural Johnson County areas to receive tornado sirens

BRIAN ALBERT

June 23, 2011

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Residents of Johnson County who don’t live in an incorporated town likely won’t hear the possibly lifesaving wail of a tornado alarm under the current weather-siren layout, officials worry. Johnson County Supervisor Rod...

Iowa, national ethanol groups respond to Coburn-Feinstein

EDDIE KIRSCH

June 23, 2011

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U.S. senators boast eliminating ethanol subsidies would save $3 billion — but not all parties are thrilled. The reactions come after a 73-27 Senate vote in favor of the Coburn-Feinstein amendment — which would remove a 45-cent-per-gallon...

UI prof sees fantasy football as a science

BEN SCHUFF

June 23, 2011

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Jeff Ohlmann loves sports and doesn’t bother hiding his passion. The Valentine, Neb., native filled his office in the Pappajohn Business Building with mini-helmets of all 32 NFL teams. “I have a hobby of being a sports fanatic,”...

Iowa Civil War diaries on display

LUKE VOELZ

June 23, 2011

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The University of Iowa Library’s collection of Civil War diaries showcases the triumphs, losses, and emotion of more than a dozen Iowa soldiers, nurses, and civilians. “Now do not let your courage fail for I have faith I...

Iowa athletics employees drive vehicles donated by car dealers

DI STAFF

June 23, 2011

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At least 57 members of the Iowa Athletics Department, including coaches and their spouses, drive vehicles donated by car dealers, according to information obtained by the Associated Press. The university said it doesn’t have...

UI officials name River Landing Clinic director

DI STAFF

June 23, 2011

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University of Iowa officials announced Rami Boutros Wednesday as the new executive medical director for the Off-Site Ambulatory Care Programs at the UI Health Care-Iowa River Landing, according to a press release. Boutros, who...

UI officials name new chief medical officer

DI STAFF

June 23, 2011

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University of Iowa Health Care officials named Theresa Brennan new chief medical officer for UI Health Care Wednesday, according to a press release. Brennan, who joined the UI Carver College of Medicine faculty in 2001, has...

Illinois man charged with theft, burglary

DI STAFF

June 23, 2011

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North Liberty police arrested an Illinois man after he allegedly attempted to break into several vehicles with the help of two juveniles. Timothy Lee Eugene Brown, 18, was charged Tuesday with using a juvenile to commit two counts...