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Taft Speedway residents challenge Iowa City’s proposed levee

IAN STEWART

July 1, 2011

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Jim White stood in the middle of Taft Speedway on Thursday and gestured toward the row of houses between him and the Iowa River. “I don’t like to see these as houses,” he said. “I see them as homes.” White, who lives...

Texting while driving now will see fine in Iowa

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 1, 2011

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Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the drive … without your cell phone. The distracted-driving bill signed more than a year ago today, banning texting for all drivers, can now be enforced with a fine. At first glance, the fine...

Loebsack defends higher ed against budget cuts

BRIAN ALBERT

July 1, 2011

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Education funding shouldn’t be the target of a national push to cut the federal budget, U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, said in Johnson County on Thursday. Loebsack, speaking to a crowd of around 100 at the University Athletics...

Grassley-sponsored bill aims to help foster kids

ASMAA ELKEURTI

July 1, 2011

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A bill proposed by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, could provide more funding to children placed in foster care because of substance abuse in the family. According to the National Meth Center, Iowa’s meth problem decreased during...

UI student volunteers in friend’s memory

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

July 1, 2011

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When Mandi Carozza visits home, she always makes sure to drop by her best friend Jenny’s house to visit with her family. “I see Jenny in her mom, and I think she sees Jenny in me,” Carozza said. The duo was inseparable...

UI Journalism Academy visits Athletic Hall of Fame

ZACHARY POUND

July 1, 2011

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Toting notebooks and pens, a curious group of fifth- and sixth-graders walked around the University of Iowa’s Karro Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday. But this wasn’t an everyday tour. The 35 children visited as part...

Iowa City fire causes thousands of dollars in damage

DI STAFF

July 1, 2011

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A fire Wednesday evening left one Iowa City structure with over $40,000 in damages. According to a press release, the Iowa City Fire Department was dispatched to a burning structure at 1032 Howell Street. At approximately 1:15...

Several new laws signed this season go into effect today

DI STAFF

July 1, 2011

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The Iowa Legislature voted to approve several new laws in this last legislative season. Today, many of them will go into effect. Paid leave The paid-leave law goes into effect today; it will require public employees to pay...

Commentary: Nebraska’s entry beefs up Big Ten conference

SETH ROBERTS

July 1, 2011

Filed under Sports

Do you know what today is? Here’s a hint: It’s a day that will be remembered as being Big and Red, which isn’t a reference to the sunburns you’ll get the moment you set foot outside. No, today is the day Nebraska officially...

Bluder recruit a “Logical” fit

KYLE HUGHES

July 1, 2011

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Incoming freshman Samantha Logic earned numerous honors in high school, and she has her sights set on a bigger one. Her goal in college is to have Iowa be named the Big Ten champion. The 5-11 guard from Racine, Wis., was a McDonald’s...

Hawkeyes highlight first Game Time rankings

BEN SCHUFF

July 1, 2011

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This week marks the halfway point in the Game Time League. After two weeks of play, The Daily Iowan releases its first weekly ranking of the teams. 1. Monica’s/Bob’s Your Uncle (2-0) This team has had the best offense and...

Iowa senior biking almost 4,000 miles for charity

BEN SCHUFF

July 1, 2011

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Ethan Collins is riding his bike across the country for those who can’t. The 20-year-old Iowa senior is participating in Journey of Hope, a coast-to-coast trek to raise awareness and money for people with disabilities. “Each...