The Daily Iowan

Governor’s office emails show little of Miles-Branstad tension

ALLIE WRIGHT

August 24, 2011

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Little of the tension between Gov. Terry Branstad and former Board of Regents President David Miles played out over email, disclosures from the Governor’s Office Tuesday show. The Branstad administration filled a records request...

UI expands use of residence hall dining plans

JORDAN MICKLE

August 24, 2011

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As classes end during the lunch and dinner hours, the lines begin to pile up at both the Burge and Hillcrest Marketplaces, and part of the reason for the lines is the result of the number of incoming freshmen. Michael Barron,...

More than 120 still stuck in UI temp housing

ERIC MOORE

August 24, 2011

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Though classes are underway, some University of Iowa students remain without a permanent living situation for the fall semester. As of Tuesday, there were 122 students in “expanded housing.” That is down from the 133 students...

Iowa City tax district petition scheduled for submission this week

JANET LAWLER

August 24, 2011

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Iowa City city councilors say nothing but good would come from approving a tax-increase that may help to beautify and develop downtown, but at least a couple downtown business owners worry about the price. The petition for a...

UI alum Mitchell seeks city council seat

ASMAA ELKEURTI

August 24, 2011

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Jarrett Mitchell wants to “end restrictions and expand freedom.” And he hopes he can do that through a seat on the Iowa City City Council. The 33-year-old said his campaign will focus on representation of the students, increasing...

Magic Bus closes due to new Iowa City ordinance

KRISTEN EAST

August 24, 2011

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Hawkeye football fans will have one fewer place to tailgate this football season. A recent Iowa City City Council ordinance prohibits the popular Magic Bus from setting up a tailgating area for fans. Iowa City Ducks Rugby Club...

Iowa City receives more federal funding

BRITTANY TILL

August 24, 2011

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Local leaders said Tuesday they’re getting increased federal support for special projects. Officials met at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County’s new facility — one of the projects funded by the uptick in federal...

UI women’s health tissue bank becoming more widely used

CHASTITY DILLARD

August 24, 2011

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Research into umbilical-cord blood is more important than ever. With scientists able to tell whether a disease is passed from mother to baby, the blood can be crucial in determining the health of women and newborns. And even...

Disease can’t stop UI freshman

CHASTITY DILLARD

August 24, 2011

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Sitting in her new Rienow dorm room, Meghan O’Connor explained an aspect of her life that only those closest to her fully understand. “I’m just not used to talking about it,” she said, sitting in a round black chair....

Man violates no-contact order after release

DI STAFF

August 24, 2011

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An Iowa City man immediately violated his no-contact order after being released from jail last week. Michael James Shrock, 33, 4487 490th St., was charged Aug. 18 with second-degree theft. According to a complaint from the...

Iowa City man arrested after exposing himself at library

DI STAFF

August 24, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a local man after he allegedly exposed himself at the Iowa City Public Library. Eusebio Rodriguez, 49, 831 Crosspark Ave. #1C, was charged Aug. 22 with indecent exposure. According to a complaint,...

Coralville man arrested for attacking pregnant woman

DI STAFF

August 24, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a Coralville man after he allegedly tried to attack a pregnant woman. Harry Thomas Banks, 45, was charged Aug. 16 with assault causing bodily injury. According to a complaint, Banks struck a male...