The Daily Iowan

Branstad administration deploys Culver tactic, charges for open records review

LUKE VOELZ

July 25, 2011

Filed under News

Iowa public-record review fees now come at a hefty cost — and the Iowa City Press-Citizen is willing to pay. Newspaper officials agreed July 20 to pay more than $400 for a half-year's worth of emails between the state Board...

UI liberal arts in search of dean following Maxson resignation announcement

KATIE HEINE

July 25, 2011

Filed under News

A University of Iowa dean with one of the school's longest streaks of service will step down. Linda Maxson, the dean of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announced her resignation July 22, though her dean status will...

Americans with Disabilities Act hits 21st anniversary with celebration in Eastern Iowa

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 25, 2011

Filed under News

Swishing from side to side, Andy Yohe, wearing a white No. 19 jersey, fired a hockey puck across the rink and into the goal. Shoppers passing by the Coral Ridge hockey rink stopped to watch the seemingly familiar game. But...

Retired UI prof ‘educates to innovate’

BRITTANY TREVICK

July 25, 2011

Filed under News

One week before her friend's wedding, Gina Schatteman was riding her bike when a car backed into her. The collision broke her leg and put her in a wheelchair while she recovered. But that didn't stop her. Seven days later, she...

Obama challenger Harry Braun in Iowa City this week

DI STAFF

July 25, 2011

Filed under News

Democratic presidential candidate Harry Braun will be campaigning in Iowa City this week with his wife, Lucille Braun. Braun will be in town today through Friday. A press release said outdoor events will take place around campus...

Hiawatha woman charged with possession

DI STAFF

July 25, 2011

Filed under News

Deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office arrested a Hiawatha woman after they allegedly discovered heroin in the seat she was sitting on. Tami Lyn Ray, 39, was charged July 22 with possession of a controlled substance....

Alleged IC thief turns himself in

DI STAFF

July 25, 2011

Filed under News

An Iowa City man turned himself over to authorities after he "felt bad" about stealing nearly $1,500 of merchandise from Target. Robert Lee Mitchell III, 25, 540 Dubuque St., was charged July 22 with second-degree theft...

Aaron White clutch in Prime Time

ERIK PAPKE

July 25, 2011

Filed under Sports

Aaron White didn't take long to endear himself to Hawkeye basketball fans. The incoming Iowa freshman scored a game-high 26 points and hit a game-winning lay-up as time expired to give his Prime Time League team a 100-99 win...

Basabe’s post presence vital in PTL championship

BEN SCHUFF

July 25, 2011

Filed under Sports

Melsahn Basabe's biggest impact in Sunday evening's Prime Time League championship wasn't his 17 points. Nor was it his team-high 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Instead, it was his mere presence on the court. At about the nine-minute...

Football Big Three: Trap games

SETH ROBERTS

July 25, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Iowa football team is young and inexperienced, two factors that generally point to a mediocre season. Still, the Hawkeyes have a reasonably favorable schedule — but that doesn't mean opposing teams won't surprise the Black...

More minorities ought to step into city council race

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 25, 2011

Filed under Opinions

On Nov. 8, Iowa City citizens will cast ballots to fill three City Council seats. As of today, the registered prospective candidates who will fill these ballots are all white males. Not one person of color, woman, disabled person,...

The implosion of Bob Vander Plaats

SHAY O'REILLY

July 25, 2011

Filed under Opinions

Bob Vander Plaats, fresh off a failed bid for Terrace Hill, had surprisingly positive momentum. After spearheading a successful campaign — along with his brand-new organization, the Family Leader — to recall three Supreme...