The Daily Iowan

Caucus 2012: Bachmann, Johnson spar over Cuba policy

CHASTITY DILLARD

September 27, 2011

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CEDAR RAPIDS — In a caucus season largely dominated by domestic issues, trade policy with Cuba has drawn a stark line between at least two GOP hopefuls. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said resuming relations with Cuba...

Defense: Evidence unreliable in Thompson trial

ERIC MOORE

September 27, 2011

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Defense attorneys continued to question the integrity of a homicide investigation during Charles William Curtis Thompson's trial on Monday. Family members of John Versypt, the landlord Thompson allegedly killed two years ago,...

UI student in India presumed dead

MATT STARNS

September 27, 2011

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The search continues for a 20-year-old University of Iowa student who reportedly fell last week while hiking in northern India. UI junior Thomas Plotkin was studying abroad near Munsiyari, India with the National Outdoor Leadership...

UI officials see lack of nursing faculty

BRITTANY TREVICK

September 27, 2011

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Across the nation, health-care facilities are facing a slight shortage of nurses, and experts say that in the next decade, it could get worse. University of Iowa nursing officials said a lack of faculty in the educational field...

Higher-ed leaders say increasing out-of-state enrollment not just about money

KRISTEN EAST

September 27, 2011

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The University of Iowa will likely continue to boost the number of out-of-state students on campus but officials say that's more than just a financial ploy. "We benefit from the rich mix of students that come here and make...

FEMA may discount IC flood insurance

DI STAFF

September 27, 2011

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Based on a recent Federal Emergency Management Agency rating system, some Iowa City property owners may receive flood-insurance discounts, according to an Iowa City press release. Iowa City is now in the FEMA Community Rating...

Des Moines man arrested after alleged officer assault

DI STAFF

September 27, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a Des Moines man after he allegedly punched and kicked an officer. Paul Jacob Deshetler, 18, was charged Sept. 25 with assault causing injury on peace officers, possession of a controlled substance,...

IC man charged with third OWI

DI STAFF

September 27, 2011

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Johnson County deputies arrested a local man after he allegedly drove while intoxicated for the third time on Sunday. Reynaldo Marcelino-Cabanas, 21, 824 Basswood Lane, was charged Sept. 25 with operating while intoxicated....

Hawkeyes ready for bye week

JORDAN GARRETSON

September 27, 2011

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After a painful loss to Iowa State two weeks ago, the Hawkeyes have rallied. The offense appears to be finding its rhythm, a young defense is steadily improving, and special teams seem to no longer be a liability. Sounds like...

Men’s golf in fourth after rainy day

BEN SCHUFF

September 27, 2011

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BURLINGTON — Monday morning and afternoon at Spirit Hollow Golf Course were downright ugly. The Sun never appeared, gusts of wind up to 25 mph blew through the course, and rain fell all day. By the end of the second round,...

Iowa tennis towers over competition

RYAN MURPHY

September 27, 2011

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Three members of the Iowa men's tennis team tower over their competition. Literally. The Iowa roster contains three of the conference's tallest players — 6-6 freshman Matt Hagan, 6-6 sophomore Michael Swank, and 6-8 junior...

Freshman runner adjusts to team

ELDON GIANNAKUOROS

September 27, 2011

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Running was a part of Kayla Beattie's life before she learned to walk. "Both my parents ran in college at Bowling Green University in Ohio, so I just kind of grew up around the sport," she said. "When I was younger,...