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Local Dems make Afghanistan 2012 caucus issue

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

June 28, 2011

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Organizers in Iowa City are frustrated at President Obama’s war record and are organizing caucus delegates to push for a quicker end to the war in Afghanistan. With the group Health Care Not Warfare, University of Iowa history...

Ride and Read program boosts library circulation

LUKE VOELZ

June 28, 2011

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City bus tickets are facing a cheaper, plastic alternative: library cards. Iowa City Public Library officials said the library’s Ride & Read program, which allows library cardholders a free ride to the library on city buses,...

School Board candidate Hemingway holds first listening post event

BRIAN ALBERT

June 28, 2011

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Phil Hemingway envisions a community of collaboration and honesty, he said before a small audience at the Iowa City Public Library Monday. The candidate for the Iowa City School Board held his first of what he said will be many...

Student Legal Services head an award-winning photog

JULIANA FABIANO

June 28, 2011

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Four years ago, Greg Bal picked up a camera thinking it would make a great hobby. “I bought a camera and just learned on my own,” he said. “It’s something I always enjoyed doing for the fun of it.” Today, he is an...

Japanese Beetles wreak havoc in Eastern Iowa

BRITTANY TREVICK

June 28, 2011

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Chris Harmeyer didn’t spray his vineyard with insecticide for two days. The next thing he knew, Japanese beetles had defoliated two of his seven acres. That was two years ago, but Harmeyer, the owner of White Oak Vineyards...

Handful of Iowa lawmakers endorse Pawlenty for 2012

DI STAFF

June 28, 2011

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GOP presidental-nomination candidate Tim Pawlenty named 10 Iowa legislators to his Iowa Legislative Steering Committee on Monday, according to a campaign press release. Among the lawmakers is Sen. Shawn Hamerlinck, R-Dixon, who...

Obama adds six Iowa counties to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

DI STAFF

June 28, 2011

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President Obama authorized a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for six Iowa counties affected by flooding along the Missouri River Monday, according to a press release from Gov. Terry Branstad’s office. Branstad received...

Police: Woman approached others with broken bottle

DI STAFF

June 28, 2011

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A Muscatine woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly assaulted three people at a trailer park. Nora Lissett Medrano, 34, was charged June 26 with public intoxication, assault causing injury, and two accounts of assault with...

Coker brings humility, maturity to the Iowa offense

SETH ROBERTS

June 28, 2011

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Marcus Coker is an extremely bright guy, but the astrophysics major doesn’t like to talk about his academics. He’s a hell of a football player and Iowa’s No. 1 tailback, but he doesn’t like to talk about that, either. ...

Hubbard leads Prime Time squad to No. 1 ranking

SETH ROBERTS

June 28, 2011

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The Prime Time League is three games into its 25th season, and The Daily Iowan breaks down the action to produce the first edition of its weekly rankings. 1. Coach’s Corner/Two Rivers (3-0) On two occasions this summer, Co...

Point/counterpoint: How far will the U.S. advance in the Women’s World Cup?

DI STAFF

June 28, 2011

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Finals American soccer fans have every right to feel embarrassed and disillusioned after the U.S. men’s team was humiliated by Mexico in the Gold Cup final last weekend. Those feelings will soon disappear, though, as the A...

Athletics department: 4,000 wrestling trials tickets sold

DI STAFF

June 28, 2011

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The Iowa Athletics Department announced on Monday that approximately 4,000 tickets to the U.S. Olympic Wrestling trials have been purchased since they first went on sale on June 6. The trials will be held in Carver-Hawkeye Arena...