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Bachmann focuses on waffles, not issues in Iowa City

IAN STEWART

July 5, 2011

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A stop in Iowa City this past weekend kicked off Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann’s statewide campaign tour ahead of the GOP Straw Poll in August. But while other candidates have honed in on specific issues during stops...

Iowa City could do away with free moped parking

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 5, 2011

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Bicyclists may soon be able to reclaim downtown bike racks and sidewalks in Iowa City. Tonight, the Iowa City City Council will vote on whether to establish moped parking permits and fees for the small vehicles that some say...

Novel Iowa City to create book using tweets

ASMAA ELKEURTI

July 5, 2011

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Organizers of the Iowa City Book Festival are inviting people across the world to help write a novel — in 140 characters or less. Beginning at noon July 15 and ending at 5 p.m. July 17, anyone with a Twitter account can contribute...

Changes coming to UI freshman move-in

LUKE VOELZ

July 5, 2011

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Car-crowded streets and legions of stuffed suitcases will hit Iowa City a few days earlier this fall. The change puts resident halls’ move-in dates to Aug. 17 and 18 — the Wednesday and Thursday before fall semester class...

Veterinarian specializes in emergency care

BRIAN ALBERT

July 5, 2011

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Jack Hardy once dreamed of playing professional football. Now he spends his days tackling parvo and other animal diseases at Bright Eyes and Bushy Tails, a veterinary hospital located at 3030 Northgate Drive. “I realized my...

Des Moines 80/35 festival hosts local, national acts

NINA EARNEST

July 5, 2011

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It was hard to escape the music at the 80/35 Festival. Some would scoff — it’s a no-brainer, of course, to expect a cacophony of sound at an event dedicated to music. Yet 80/35, nestled in the heart of Des Moines, offered...

Mason named vice chair for Big Ten Presidents council

DI STAFF

July 5, 2011

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason will serve as vice chairwoman of the Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors, according to a press release. Mason will join Indiana University President Michael McRobbie, who will serve...

Local woman arrested carrying meth, prescription drugs

DI STAFF

July 5, 2011

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A local woman was arrested after police discovered she was carrying methamphetamine and numerous prescription drugs. Rena Kelley, 46, 808 E. Bloomington St., was the passenger of a vehicle stopped for having incorrect plates....

Local man charged with meth manufacture

DI STAFF

July 5, 2011

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Johnson County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Kalona man after he allegedly cooked methamphetamine. A state of Iowa narcotics search warrant was executed at 45-year-old Roger Allen Schropp’s residence. According to an official...

Woman reportedly sexually abused while sleeping

DI STAFF

July 5, 2011

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A North Liberty man was arrested after allegedly sexually abusing a sleeping woman. Thomas Ray Auner, 49, was charged June 30 with third-degree sexual abuse. According to a complaint from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office,...

Iowa City man given escape status

DI STAFF

July 5, 2011

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An Iowa City man was given escape status after failing to return to the Hope House Work Release Facility in Coralville. Alajuwon Shamaer Johnson, 27, was charged with accidentally killing 20-year-old Kylie Jo Perkins in her apartment...

Little change in Prime Time rankings

SETH ROBERTS

July 5, 2011

Filed under Sports

With three games left in the Prime Time League’s regular season, The Daily Iowan examines the action to produce its second weekly team rankings. 1. Coach’s Corner/Two Rivers (4-0) Can anyone beat Anthony Hubbard and Comp...