The Daily Iowan

Pakistan trip provides perspective for Iowa official

IAN STEWART

June 30, 2011

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Fewer than 24 hours after he got off a plane from Islamabad, Pakistan, Ben Rogers was sitting on his couch in Cedar Rapids, watching the news of Osama bin Laden’s death unfold. Rogers’ April trip to Pakistan, as part of...

Legislature approves rail funding

CHASTITY DILLARD

June 30, 2011

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Funding for a passenger rail appears to have survived budget negotiations on Wednesday, solidifying the future of the proposed Iowa City-Chicago passenger rail service. The measure keeps the $6.5 million that has been set aside...

Local woman runs across state for food sustainability

KATIE HEINE

June 30, 2011

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Jeanelle Boyer is taking it one day at a time. But the 35-year-old really wants to make it through these next two days. Boyer is miles away from completing a 312-mile run across the state of Iowa to raise money and awareness...

51-year-old UIHC doc a triathlete

SAM ODEYEMI

June 30, 2011

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At a first glance, one might assume Professor Thomas Scholz is all work as the pediatric cardiologist sits in his University of Iowa office surrounded by medical books and various awards. But his office decorations don’t tell...

Palin visits Iowa for movie première

BRIAN ALBERT

June 30, 2011

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PELLA, Iowa — Packed between the olive green walls of the 111-year-old Pella Opera House, hundreds of viewers sat patiently awaiting Sarah Palin and the premiere of The Undefeated as an organ player filled the air with patriotic...

Iowa bridges third-worst in the nation

LAURA ARNY and MARGARET MURPHY

June 30, 2011

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At first glance, the two-lane bridge over Wapsinonoc Creek seems up-to-date. But a closer inspection reveals rusted bolts, graffiti, and crooked beams. More than 4,000 cars travel across it each day, and it has not been renovated...

Magic Bus in jeopardy under possible regulations on Melrose Avenue

DI STAFF

June 30, 2011

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A new city ordinance regulating vendors on Melrose Avenue on game days may leave the Magic Bus homeless again come fall. Under the new ordinance, which passed its first vote June 21, the sale of alcohol by vendors would be banned...

Sheriff warns of telephone scam

DI STAFF

June 30, 2011

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Local residents may be the target of a telephone scam, according to a press release from Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek. The release said people have received phone calls from a computerized voice informing them of a...

Police: Man threw woman to ground by her hair

DI STAFF

June 30, 2011

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A local man was arrested last month after he allegedly threw a woman to the ground by her hair and destroyed hundreds of dollars of her property. Baari Abdu Bin Arafat, 25, 2107 Davis St., was charged May 28 with domestic-abuse...

Majority of Iowans approve of same-sex marriage, survey shows

DI STAFF

June 30, 2011

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The majority of Iowans support same-sex marriage, according to a survey conducted by graduate students at Drake University. In one of the few states in which same-sex marriage is legal, the authors surveyed 1,700 Iowans using...

Olaseni brings British sensibilities to Iowa City

KYLE HUGHES

June 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

Iowa freshman Gabe Olaseni was on the soccer field when he first realized he wanted to take basketball seriously. Olaseni, a 6-10 post player from London, was 15 when he said a bad soccer experience led to an epiphany. “I...

Krei’s strong second half leads team to Game Time win

SAM ODEYEMI

June 30, 2011

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A strong second half by Kelly Krei, Melissa Dixon, and K.K. Armstrong was just what Cullen/Falbo needed to get past Two Rivers/Coach’s Corner in a Game Time League game on Wednesday, 74-63. Krei, an Iowa senior forward, struggled...