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Canine-aided reading program sees rising participation

LUKE VOELZ

July 11, 2011

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Annie the corgi sprawled across the Iowa City Public Library’s story-time room, occasionally tilting her head toward a reading of “Cowgirl Kate.” The 6-year-old service dog, whose therapy-dog license was renewed a few months...

Iowa City, UI look to diversify downtown with UniverCity

BRITTANY TREVICK

July 11, 2011

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As the Iowa City City Council prepares to vote on the sale of a seventh property at its meeting Tuesday, officials of the UniverCity program have begun planning for an expansion. “We’d like to continue this program, probably...

Iowa investor project names Obama early 2012 leader

KATIE HEINE

July 11, 2011

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Traders are taking a gamble on the Democratic Party. Investors participating in an Internet-based, real-money market predict President Obama has a 57.5 percent chance of being re-elected in the 2012 election. As of 2 p.m. Sunday,...

Iowa man walks across the state to raise disabilities awareness

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 11, 2011

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Dale Hankins, 59, a big man with long, white hair slicked back into a ponytail and a scruffy, white beard, shuffled slowly along the sidewalk. This is good practice, because he is walking across Iowa. “I wanted to lose some...

Man receives sixth domestic violence charge

DI STAFF

July 11, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a local man for his sixth domestic-abuse charge after he allegedly attacked the his fiancée. Torrence Pettis, 39, 1960 Broadway Apt. 11A, was charged July 9 with domestic-abuse assault without intent...

UI to receive Environmental Excellence award

DI STAFF

July 11, 2011

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The University of Iowa will receive Environment Excellence award from Gov. Terry Brandstad Aug. 1 for UI officials sustainability efforts, according to a press release. UI officials have been committed to building and renovating...

Basabe’s 23 points not enough in Prime Time loss

ERIK PAPKE

July 11, 2011

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Fans in North Liberty experienced some déjà vu on Sunday. When Bryce Cartwright’s Prime Time League team played the squad with Matt Gatens and Melsahn Basabe on June 18, the final score was a 31-point blowout. Nine players...

Hubbard unbeaten no longer in Prime Time

CODY GREDELL

July 11, 2011

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As the final seconds of the Prime Time game drained off the clock, the few dozen fans left in the once-packed North Liberty gym rose to their feet to applaud as Ali Farokhmanesh and Zach McCabe ended Anthony Hubbard’s quest...

Team USA finishes fifth at FIBA World Championships

DI STAFF

July 11, 2011

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The United States used a 78-77 win over Australia on Sunday to finish in fifth place at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Latvia. Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a team-high 21 points, but Connecticut star Jeremy Lamb...

Grassley shows maturity in debate over the debt ceiling

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 11, 2011

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As the deadline for increasing the debt ceiling nears, Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley is one of few congressional Republicans considering reasonable measures rather than knee-jerk partisan antagonism. One aspect of the bitter debate...

Beyond economics

KIRSTEN JACOBSEN

July 11, 2011

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Given the glut of economic rhetoric, you would think that Republican candidates for the next president of the United States took pledges to speak of nothing besides the economy, stupid — or maybe traditional marriage. But as...

Twenty-five years ago, a hit to student speech

GUEST OPINION

July 11, 2011

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On July 7, 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court curtailed the free-speech rights of public-school students in Bethel School District No. 403 v. Fraser, ruling that public-school officials could punish a student for giving a speech that...