The Daily Iowan

GOP accuses Obama of skipping tough issues in Eastern Iowa speech

HAYLEY BRUCE and EMILY BUSSE

June 29, 2011

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BETTENDORF — President Obama praised eastern Iowa industry and iterated plans to build a partnership between the federal government and U.S. manufacturers, but critics said the president’s speech here on Tuesday didn’t do...

National experts consider cooperation for wind future

IAN STEWART

June 29, 2011

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WEST BRANCH — There was hardly a breeze to stir the warm summer air outside the Acciona wind turbine assembly plant on Tuesday, but those getting off buses for a tour of the factory had wind on their minds. The American Wind...

Cyclists ride for heart research at UIHC

KATIE HEINE

June 29, 2011

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Kierstin Henricks talks fast. She rattles on about her love for camp, dance, and music. And her fast-paced chatter is fitting for her racing heart. The 12-year-old was diagnosed with a singular ventricle heart defect as a newborn,...

Iowa City parents claim discrimination over Borlaug boundaries

LUKE VOELZ

June 29, 2011

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Though school boundaries have been set, but the debate continues. Parents from the Pheasant Ridge community claim they weren’t given fair input on the new elementary-school boundaries. Parents voiced those concerns following...

UI Professor develops flight training software

ZACHARY POUND

June 29, 2011

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University of Iowa Associate Professor Tom “Mach” Schnell is on a mission to help evolve the human race. With the pilot being the least perfect part in flying, he is trying the bridge the gap between man and aircraft. “The...

IC School board approves Borlaug boundaries

BRITTANY TREVICK

June 29, 2011

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The School Board voted unanimously to approve the new Borlaug Elementary boundaries on Tuesday night. And after two months and seven plans, the administration said the draft encompasses the 21 objectives the board set out to...

Iowa City gets $1.2 million for housing options

DI STAFF

June 29, 2011

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Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, announced Monday that Iowa City would receive approximately $1.2 million for affordable housing, according to a press release. The funding will go toward quality housing in the city through the Community...

Coralville Hawkshop temporarily closes shop

DI STAFF

June 29, 2011

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The University of Iowa’s Coralville Hawk Shop location has temporarily closed its doors while UI officials negotiate a contract with a company to sell Hawkeye gear, UI spokesman Tom Moore on Tuesday said. Moore said Hawkeye...

IC Battalion Chief retires after 25 years

DI STAFF

June 29, 2011

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Iowa City Fire Department Battalion Chief Ken Brown retired June 26, marking the end of his 25-year career with the department. Brown joined the department on Dec. 15, 1986. He rose through the ranks, becoming a lieutenant in...

Conesville man charged with sexual abuse

DI STAFF

June 29, 2011

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A Conesville man was arrested Monday after he allegedly sexually abused an intoxicated woman. Timothy Todd Wehmeyer, 42, was charged June 26 with third-degree sexual abuse. The woman told Johnson County sheriff’s deputies...

Police: Las Vegas woman stole over $50,000 from properties she managed

DI STAFF

June 29, 2011

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A Las Vegas woman was arrested after she allegedly stole more than $50,000 from the rental properties she managed. Nancy Lou Skay, 50, was charged April 14 with first-degree theft, a Class C felony. Between January 2008 and...

IC police arrest man who fled officers in 2009

DI STAFF

June 29, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a man nearly two years ago after he allegedly stole a computer from a local residence and fled from officials. Lawrence Curtis Glover, 28, was charged Oct. 21, 2009, with third-degree theft and possession...