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Pawlenty defends handling of Minnesota budget in Coralville

BRITTANY TREVICK

July 19, 2011

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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty defended his handling of his state's budget and spending on Monday in Coraville, but some opponents of the GOP candidate are still eyeing the Republican's past. The GOP presidential-nomination...

Gartner: universities need streamlined programs

LUKE VOELZ

July 19, 2011

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Former Regent Michael Gartner wants streamlined curricula and more professors in the classroom, but University of Iowa faculty say they're working more toward that goal than the former Board of Regents president thinks. In a...

Iowa City weather soars into triple digits

BRIAN ALBERT

July 19, 2011

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A stifling heat wave blanketed Iowa City on Monday, causing residents to shed warm clothing and seek shaded areas. Air temperature escalated to 98 degrees, and humidity pushed the heat index up to a scorching 105. And, said...

Overcrowding at IC Animal Center forces price cuts

ZACHARY POUND

July 19, 2011

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Eager for a home, one gray kitten slid its paw through the bars of its cage Monday afternoon, its eye's gleaming in the fluorescent lighting of the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. And with the recent overcrowding at...

UI alum inspires youth interest in engineering

JULIANA FABIANO

July 19, 2011

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Rebecca Whitaker scans a room full of 24 energetic middle-school students playing with engineered robotic cars they made entirely out of Legos. As the K-12 outreach director for the University of Iowa's College of Engineering,...

Loebsack announces hospital funding

DI STAFF

July 19, 2011

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Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced Monday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will give nearly $4.4 million in additional funding to five hospitals in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District, according to a press release. Mercy...

Local police investigate recent burglaries

DI STAFF

July 19, 2011

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The Iowa City police are investigating a string of burglaries. Reported to police on July 16 and Sunday, the four apparent burglaries took place at residences in the 400-600 blocks of South Johnson Street, South Van Buren Street,...

Marion man receives third OWI

DI STAFF

July 19, 2011

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Johnson County sheriff's deputies arrested a Marion man after he allegedly drove drunk for the third time. Cameron Mitchell Eubanks, 26, was charged July 16 with third-offense OWI. Deputies reported they noticed Eubanks steer...

Washington man gives minor alcohol

DI STAFF

July 19, 2011

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North Liberty police arrested a Washington, Iowa, man after he allegedly drove under the influence with an intoxicated minor in the vehicle. Abelino Diaz Narciso, 26, was charged July 16 with third-offense OWI, providing alcohol...

Anthony Lee overcomes injury, shines in Prime Time

KYLE HUGHES

July 19, 2011

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Anthony Lee is finally able to play basketball again — and he's playing it well. The 21-year-old sat out his entire freshman season at Temple last year after he had major back surgery to correct a herniated disk that was up...

Hubbard’s team no longer No. 1 in PTL rankings

SAM ODEYEMI

July 19, 2011

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The Prime Time League playoffs began on Sunday, and two teams were sent packing. This is the last edition of The Daily Iowan's Prime Time rankings, and teams were graded in expected order of finish. 1. Falbo/Culver's The three-headed mon...

Point/counterpoint: Who should be named Prime Time MVP?

DI STAFF

July 19, 2011

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Roy Devyn Marble Roy Devyn Marble became the most dangerous man with a basketball in North Liberty this summer. Nobody in the Prime Time League could defend him, and that's why he deserves to be the MVP. The Iowa guard avera...