The Daily Iowan

Obama challenger Braun pushes energy reform

KATIE HEINE

June 27, 2011

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RIVERSIDE, Iowa — Harry Braun is not a politician, and he said so himself in front of nearly 30 people on Sunday. But Braun “believes” in science. And science, he said, is the driving force behind his decision to run as...

Iowa City ‘kicks’ cancer with Tae Kwan Do

BRITTANY TREVICK

June 27, 2011

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Sonny Nguyen stood straight, stared at the board in front of him, and whipped his head forward and smashed the board in half. He didn’t flinch. “If you don’t break it, then, yes, [it hurts],” he said. Nguyen, 15, is...

Club Kazi holds city’s first major Juneteenth festival

LUKE VOELZ

June 27, 2011

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Though slavery was abolished in the United States almost 150 years ago, LaTasha Massey is using its memory to aid the lives of foster children — whose lives, she said, are often shackled by an uncertain future. “Kids get...

Parent Partners helps reunite parents and children

EDDIE KIRSCH

June 27, 2011

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Nkosanzana “Zee” Brown, 32, will tell you how she lost her children and what it took to get them back with little hesitation. “Our situation, it was drugs involved,” Brown said. “We had six children removed from our...

Local woman goes back to basics with childcare

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

June 27, 2011

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Twenty-eight barefoot, ant-collecting kids scatter across the enchanted backyard of the Mary Jo Small Childcare Center, where one Iocal woman ensures imaginations soar every day. “Everybody jump on the dino train,” one child...

Police: Man drew rifle, assaulted woman

DI STAFF

June 27, 2011

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A local man was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly threatening two women. Cheaster Snagg, 22, 1100 Arthur St. Apt. G1, was charged June 26 with first-degree harassment, domestic assault causing injury while displaying...

Man arrested after eluding police in 2007

DI STAFF

June 27, 2011

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A wanted Coralville man was arrested after leading police on a chase through the Southeast Side of Iowa City more than three years ago. Bradley Kane McDannald, 38, was arrested June 24, after eluding police in 2007. Reports...

Police: Man pulled butcher knife during altercation

DI STAFF

June 27, 2011

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A local man was arrested after he allegedly swung a butcher knife at a man. Francisco Nunez, 32, 431 Dakota Trail, was charged June 19 with going armed with intent and willful injury causing serious injury. Officers responded...

Oxford man charged with third DUI

DI STAFF

June 27, 2011

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The State Patrol arrested an Oxford, Iowa, man after he allegedly drove while intoxicated for the third time. Tim Lee Pudil, 41, was charged June 21 with operating while intoxicated. According to a complaint from the State Patrol,...

Professional wrestling circuit hits Iowa City

BEN SCHUFF

June 27, 2011

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Fans cheered as the “Iowa Fight Song rang throughout the Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon on Sunday and professional wrestler Mike Pride stalked towards the ring, wearing black leather pants with the word “Pride” and a gold...

Hawkeyes Gatens, Basabe, and White combine for 84 points in Prime Time win

CODY GREDELL

June 27, 2011

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Spectators filled North Liberty’s stuffy Jones Gym early to catch a glimpse of two of the best rosters in the Prime Time League. They weren’t disappointed. Matt Gatens and Melsahn Basabe’s Falbo Bros. squad (2-1) edged...

Hubbard one assist shy of a Prime Time triple-double

ERIK PAPKE

June 27, 2011

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Eric May and Anthony Hubbard have a lot in common. Both stand 6-5, both are athletic wing players, and both will battle for a starting position with the Iowa men’s basketball team this season. The two had one more thing in...