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Iowa City residents concerned with school board safety contractors

LUKE VOELZ

June 24, 2011

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The Iowa City School District has hired a familiar firm to handle lead safety procedures in the district — Shive-Hattery, the company state officials say botched an asbestos screening two years ago. The firm’s safety vio...

Iowa City schools face zero percent allowable growth

EDDIE KIRSCH

June 24, 2011

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During the next fiscal year, the Iowa City School District will have more costs but the same budget. And following the Iowa Senate’s recent approval of a 0 percent allowable growth for Iowa schools during the next fiscal year,...

Local officials preparing for worst with potential budget shutdown

ARIANA WITT

June 24, 2011

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The state budget is set to expire in the next week, but it’s not clear what that will mean. State lawmakers are assuring constituents that services won’t be shut down and most things will continue to function normally. But...

UI alum a disc golf aficionado

BRIAN ALBERT

June 24, 2011

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Martin Murray started playing disc golf four years ago and hated it. But today, the sport is his greatest passion. “It’s a really great sport that a lot of people overlook,” he said. “It keeps me coming back day after...

Police: Man kneed another’s head into a concrete wall

DI STAFF

June 24, 2011

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A Sigourney, Iowa, man was arrested by University of Iowa police after he allegedly punched and kneed a man in downtown Iowa City. Kasey Michael O’Rourke, 25, was charged May 21 with willful injury causing serious injury, a...

Local man arrested for growing marijuana

DI STAFF

June 24, 2011

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Iowa City police have arrested a local man after allegedly discovering marijuana growing in his basement. Jonathan Paul Higgerson, 26, 533 Olive Street, was charged April 7 with possession of a controlled substance, drug tax-stamp...

Lone Tree accident claims man’s life

DI STAFF

June 24, 2011

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One Lone Tree resident was killed after a motor vehicle accident, according to authorities. According to a press release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash near 100...

Local boxer Klinefelter arrested after alleged bar fight

DI STAFF

June 24, 2011

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Iowa City police charged local boxer Kathryn Klinefelter with assault after she allegedly attacked a man over a political debate. Klinefelter, 23, and her fiancé, Stephen Michael Smith, 28, were charged Sunday with assault causing...

Golf camp teaches kids the love of the game

CODY GREDELL

June 24, 2011

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Golf balls lay scattered around the green as one by one, young golfers tried to putt or tap their ball into the cup. As each golfer plucked her or his ball out of the ground, an instructor reminded them of their score before...

Softball assistant May-Johnson picked for Team USA

KYLE HUGHES

June 24, 2011

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This summer, pride for the Black and Gold will turn red, white, and blue. Former Hawkeye softball standout and current assistant coach Stacy May-Johnson was one of 18 players selected for the 2011 USA Softball Team last week....

Q&A: PTL standout Swetalla discusses time in Europe

BEN SCHUFF

June 24, 2011

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This summer marks Dain Swetalla’s eighth appearance in Prime Time League. The native of Bettendorf had the opportunity to be a player-coach for a professional team in Romania during the 2008-09 season, and The Daily Iowan talked...

Former Hawkeye named finalist for WNBA award

DI STAFF

June 24, 2011

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Former Iowa basketball player Tangela Smith has been named one of 30 finalists for the WNBA’s top 15 players of all time award, according to a release. Smith has spent 13 years in the league, and she is one of seven players...