The Daily Iowan

Despite weak economy, UI grads still netting jobs

CHASTITY DILLARD

November 3, 2011

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A majority of young adults think they will be worse off than their parents, according to a recent report dubbed "the State of Young America." But even more believe the American Dream is achievable for their generation...

UI Student Government to offer free cabs

KRISTEN EAST

November 3, 2011

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University of Iowa Student Government leaders will soon implement a free, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week cab service, and managers at at at least one local cab companiy said they aren't fazed by their future competitor. As part of...

‘Don’t Get Evicted’ warns students of landlord ‘traps’

DORA GROTE

November 3, 2011

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Experts say documenting the condition of an apartment and thoroughly reading the lease before signing it is critical for renters. But one local attorney said students who wish to rent have few options in preventing a loss of...

IC police make arrests for recently-outlawed synthetic pot

MATT STARNS

November 3, 2011

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Iowa City police are already making arrests on newly outlawed synthetic marijuana and state officials say it's important that these pot substitutes stay illegal. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration temporarily outlawed several...

Closing arguments, no verdict in Dykstra trial

ERIC MOORE

November 3, 2011

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Prosecutors argued Brian Dykstra's good character doesn't mean he is not guilty of killing his 20-month-old adopted son. Dykstra, a former Iowa City resident, was charged in 2008 after his child died from head trauma while under...

UI prof campaigns for bone marrow donation

JENNY EARL

November 3, 2011

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One University of Iowa business faculty member is turning to UI students to save his nephew's life. And the process takes less than 15 minutes. Following news three years ago that his nephew's rare blood disease would require...

Local man finds ‘greatest passion’ in singing blues

CARLY HURWITZ

November 3, 2011

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Kevin Burt moved to the Iowa City area and quickly held five jobs simultaneously. The Waterloo native moved after being cut from a Canadian football team. But he didn't have to wait long for a new passion to unfold. "Music...

IC police arrest illegal aliens for cocaine possession

DI STAFF

November 3, 2011

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Two men — both admitted illegal immigrants — were charged Tuesday with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver after police reportedly found a hidden compartment in their vehicle containing...

Hawkeye offense continues to struggle on the road

SAM LOUWAGIE

November 3, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Iowa offense is an explosive unit that can sprint up and down the field and put up 40 points seemingly at will. Its quarterback can do no wrong, avoiding turnovers and routinely throwing long touchdown strikes to wide-open...

Iowa soccer loses in first round of Big Ten tournament

BEN WOLFSON

November 3, 2011

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The first game of the 2011 Big Ten women's soccer tournament felt like a battle through 110 minutes of play on Tuesday. There was no score, and neither Iowa nor Michigan State had many legitimate scoring chances; the Hawkeyes...

New Hawkeye workouts spur women tracksters

CODY GOODWIN

November 3, 2011

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Assistant women's track and field coach Christi Smith is a firm believer that the level of talent for the Hawkeyes is higher than it was a season ago. She also said there's an additional source of motivation that will help push...

The Detroit Lions are a refreshing, organic evil

IAN MARTIN

November 3, 2011

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Evil has been missing in sports for some time — at least, genuine, merciless, evil has. Sure, the Heatles were supposed to be the foils of the NBA, and the Yankees are perennial rapscallions, but how genuine are these efforts?...