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Officials note shift in alcohol-related 911 calls

JULIANA FABIANO

July 15, 2011

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Emergency responders have seen a decrease in the number of calls to downtown Iowa City since the 21-ordinance took hold more than a year ago. But officials also say they've seen more calls earlier in the evening and away from...

Police arrest second suspect in 2009 IC murder

BRIAN ALBERT

July 15, 2011

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Iowa City police officers traveled to Texas in order to apprehend a second suspect in the October 2009 slaying of 64-year-old landlord John Versypt. And though officials said they only send police out of state to apprehend a...

Local officials combat rising obesity rates

BRITTANY TREVICK

July 15, 2011

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National obesity levels are on the rise. And because Iowa has the 20th highest obesity rate in the United States, according to a recent report conducted by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, local officials and ...

Two IC councilors favor adding PAULA ratio to food-exemption

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 15, 2011

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Two city councilors on Thursday said they were in favor of examining exemption regulations for restaurants under the 21-ordinance. In conversations with The Daily Iowan Thursday, Councilors Connie Champion and Mike Wright indicate...

Sudanese UI students welcome country’s secession

ZACHARY POUND

July 15, 2011

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Following a shaky six-year peace agreement, the birth of the Republic of South Sudan is the final stage in the hopes of ending decades of war. And for University of Iowa student Grace Nyoma, the separation is a welcome change. "This...

UI senior has passion for Special Olympics

CODY GREDELL

July 15, 2011

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Since UI senior Justin Bucklin happened to stop at the Mayor's Youth Empowerment Program booth last August during a job fair, the 21-year-old has spent his days helping others gain independence. Through the Iowa City program...

UI restores retirement benefits

DI STAFF

July 15, 2011

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University of Iowa Vice President for Human Resources Sue Buckley has detailed several UI staff benefits for the upcoming year — most of them pertaining to retirement and wellness. The school will reinstate its 10 percent contribution...

Kalona residents arrested for allowing meth to be made in their home

DI STAFF

July 15, 2011

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A Kalona couple was arrested Wednesday for housing Roger Schropp, a man they allegedly knew was manufacturing methamphetamine, Johnson County sheriff's deputies said. Scott Charles Carlson, 47, was charged with aiding and abetting,...

Local fishermen disagree over water quality

CONRAD SWANSON

July 15, 2011

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The Iowa City summer is filled with kids going to various camps, groups of incoming university students, and groups of people both young and old relaxing outside in the sticky heat. One group says it's even more relaxed than...

Game Time coach brings NBA savvy to summer league

BEN SCHUFF

July 15, 2011

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Brendan Unkrich knows good basketball when he sees it. It's one of the reasons the head coach of Monica's/Bob's Your Uncle has guided his Game Time League team to an undefeated 4-0 season. Although the 32-year-old said coaching...

Former Iowa wrestler heads west

SAM ODEYEMI

July 15, 2011

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Former Hawkeye All-American wrestler Ty Eustice was hired as an assistant coach at South Dakota State last week. The move will be the first time Eustice, a native of Blue Earth, Minn., will coach at the Division-I level, although...

Kach on top again in Game Time rankings

SAM ODEYEMI

July 15, 2011

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The Game Time League season has wrapped up, and The Daily Iowan has analyzed all the action to produce its final regular-season rankings. 1. Monica's/Bob's Your Uncle (4-0) Monica's convincingly beat Cullen/Falbo on Wednesday to ...