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Gingrich in Iowa City calls for cuts to environmental and labor programs

IAN STEWART

July 12, 2011

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GOP presidential-nomination hopeful Newt Gingrich lambasted several federal groups, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Labor Relations Board, which he called a “rogue operation,” during a speech...

Dvorsky accuses Branstad of “petty politics” over Miles’ resignation

LUKE VOELZ

July 12, 2011

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Some officials are blaming “petty politics” for the resignations of state Board of Regents President David Miles and President Pro Tem Jack Evans. Miles announced his resignation as regents’ president Monday following a...

Gingrich won’t commit to controversial Family Leader pledge

IAN STEWART

July 12, 2011

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During his visit to the University of Iowa on Monday, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich avoided committing to a “Marriage Vow” that has drawn national attention. GOP candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum...

UIHC completes first artificial heart implant

BRITTANY TREVICK

July 12, 2011

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One University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics heart patient’s life has been extended thanks to a successful artificial heart implant. UIHC physicians completed the state’s first Total Artificial Heart implant July 6, UI officials...

Johnson County seniors discuss agency redistributing

BRIAN ALBERT

July 12, 2011

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Iowa’s 99 counties are represented by 16 area agencies on aging — institutions that provide older Iowans with the information and resources necessary to lead productive lives. House File 45 will cut that number down to six...

Appropriation to target rural teens

JULIANA FABIANO

July 12, 2011

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High-school students in rural Iowa may have a better chance of enrolling in Advanced Placement courses starting this fall because of a new appropriation by the Iowa Legislature. For the first time, the University of Iowa Belin-Blank...

Woman dedicates life to saving animals

BRIAN ALBERT

July 12, 2011

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Rinthea Satterlee begins her mornings at 4:30. For more than two hours, she feeds, medicates, and plays with her animals. Work runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and then she spends another two hours feeding and doing therapy and range...

Police use Taser to subdue suspect

DI STAFF

July 12, 2011

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Iowa City police employed a Taser on a local man after he allegedly punched a defenseless person numerous times, according to a police report. Officers said they saw 21-year-old Michael James Draude engage in a fistfight nea...

Deputies: Coralville woman drove intoxicated with child

DI STAFF

July 12, 2011

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Coralville woman after she allegedly drove while drunk with her child in the car. Tammy Jo Freidhof, 40, was charged July 10 with OWI and child endangerment without injury. According to complaints...

IC man drives into house under influence of marijuana

DI STAFF

July 12, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested an Iowa City man after he allegedly drove over a utility box and into a house while under the influence of marijuana. Robert Allen Mengis, 54, 2401 Friendship St., was charged July 10 with possession...

UI assists Braille school damaged in storm

DI STAFF

July 12, 2011

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The University of Iowa is sending crews and materials to assist the Iowa Braille School, located in Vinton, after it was damaged by severe weather early Monday morning, officials said Monday. UI Facilities Management is sending...

Disabled vet makes most of ‘blind’ golf shots

BEN SCHUFF

July 12, 2011

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Eldon Miller played 18 holes at Finkbine golf course on Monday in nearly the same fashion as everyone else. His shots were rarely used in the Lion’s Club best-ball Swing for Sight tournament, but he didn’t let it bother him...