The Daily Iowan

Athletic officials: growing budget keeps UI ‘competitive’

DORA GROTE

November 4, 2011

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Athletics officials say the increasing budget for Hawkeye sports is needed to stay "competitive." The University of Iowa Athletics Department budget will be $75 million for 2012, up from $70 million in 2011. Funds...

IC, UI officials donate to IC city council campaigns

MARY KATE KNORR

November 4, 2011

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University, local, and state officials are all putting their hands in this year's Iowa City City Council race in the way of donations. Candidates Matt Hayek, Rick Dobyns, and Raj Patel all received donations from elected leaders...

Johnson County supervisors concerned with ambulance activity

AUDREY ROEN

November 4, 2011

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More students and more calls to downtown are taking a toll on the local ambulance service, requiring the county to chip in more money to support the service. "The population is growing dramatically," said Johnson...

Dykstra found not guilty in son’s death

ERIC MOORE

November 4, 2011

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Brian Dykstra's family and friends shrieked, gasped, cried, and anxiously laughed Thursday after the 35-year-old was found not guilty of murdering his 20-month-old adopted son. Dykstra, a former Iowa City resident, was charged...

More wealthy students at two-year college

ASMAA ELKEURTI

November 4, 2011

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Sarah Dirks really wanted an apartment after she graduated from high school. After evaluating the cost of attending a four-year university the 19-year-old Iowa City resident discovered she would have to live at home and take...

IC farmer’s market starts first winter season

MEGHAN HORIHAN

November 4, 2011

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In the summer, Lois Pavelka provides the downtown Farmers' Market with lamb, pork, and beef. Each week, she said, she serves a large number of loyal customers. And with the official launch of the Grant Wood Market Place, a...

IC performance combines local music and dance talent

CARLY HURWITZ

November 4, 2011

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This weekend, Iowa City's Poetic Rebound Performance Company will combine local musical and dance talent to deliver In the Axis, a show that displays numerous artistic platforms to entertain its audience. The group will hos...

Johnson County officials investigate rural crash

DI STAFF

November 4, 2011

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office responded to a motor-vehicle collision near Sharon Center in which a passenger vehicle and a milk truck collided on Wednesday. One passenger in the car was trapped during the crash, but...

Three IC men face multiple drug charges

DI STAFF

November 4, 2011

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Three Iowa City men face numerous drug charges following an investigation into a 2010 overdose-related death of a 22-year-old at their residence. According to a complaint by Iowa City police, officers and emergency medical...

Local TV to replay IC city council candidate forums

DI STAFF

November 4, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council candidates' debate on Nov. 6 will be aired at 3 p.m. on City Channel 4 to allow voters to become more informed about each candidate. The election will be held Nov. 8. The program will begin with...

Coralville woman arrested after alleged stabbing

DI STAFF

November 4, 2011

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A Coralville woman was arrested Oct. 28 for allegedly stabbing her husband earlier this year. Antoinette Alexander, 21, was charged with domestic-abuse assault with a weapon in conjunction with a March 23 incident at her...

Hawks face improved Michigan defense

MATT COZZI

November 4, 2011

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Kirk Ferentz knows the Michigan defense has changed. The Wolverines will come to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday with one of college football's most improved defenses. Michigan finished 110th in total defense in 2010. This season,...