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Plummer’s motion for bond review denied

ERIC MOORE

December 6, 2011

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An official at the Department of Correctional Services said Monday he would not be comfortable releasing Branden Plummer from custody. Plummer, a University of Iowa student charged with attempted murder after allegedly strangling...

Returned local vets honored, donate to Toys for Tots

KRISTEN EAST

December 6, 2011

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Sgt. 1st Class Wayne Loveland spent last Christmas in Afghanistan. Now home, Loveland, a member of the Army National Guard, will be able to spend the holidays with his family. "Last Christmas was a little tough spending...

GOP candidates vary on gay rights, same-sex marriage policies

CHASTITY DILLARD

December 6, 2011

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Poll numbers show Americans are becoming more progressive on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, but most of the 2012 Iowa caucus candidates oppose expanding gay rights. Earlier this year, a Gallup poll found just...

IC police: officer-involved shootings rare

MATT STARNS

December 6, 2011

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It's rare for Iowa City police officers to open fire on suspects, records reviewed by TheDailyIowan this week show. The shooting of a local man by an Iowa City police officer Sunday morning is still under investigation, official...

Forty UI students to write, lobby legislators

JORDYN REILAND

December 6, 2011

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The University of Iowa is one of the first to have a program dedicated solely to the act of student lobbying. But legislators and experts disagree on whether the Hawkeye Caucus group's new pen-pal initiative — in which students...

Coralville police arrest woman for credit card forgery

DI STAFF

December 6, 2011

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A woman was charged Nov. 29 after she allegedly used a forged credit card to purchase merchandise at the Coral Ridge Mall, according to a complaint by Coralville police. Police said Melissa Zehr, 28, allegedly used a credit...

Iowa men’s hoops hits the road

BEN SCHUFF

December 6, 2011

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Melsahn Basabe responded quickly when asked about his mental approach heading into in-state rivalry games such as the one in which he'll play tonight. "It's kill or be killed," Basabe said. "That's it." The...

Iowa’s women pentathletes more than teammates

CODY GOODWIN

December 6, 2011

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A family is usually a group of people from a common stock; the average family might be considered a mother and a father with a child or two. But a different kind of family exists in a small group of athletes on the Iowa women's...

Point/counterpoint: Who will win the BCS Championship?

DI STAFF

December 6, 2011

Filed under Sports

LSU (13-0, 8-0 SEC) First, a disclaimer: This article was written at about 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, several hours before any of the official BCS bowl matchups were announced. That's how confident I am that LSU will win the nat...

Intramural dodge ball: Sons of Thunder 2 advances to quarterfinals

ALEX FRENCH

December 6, 2011

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Sons of Thunder 2 used back-to-back wins to advance to the quarterfinals of the single-elimination intramural dodge-ball playoffs on Monday night in the Field House. Thunder defeated the DodgeFathers, 8-2, then beat Hesstosterone...

Iowa football’s graduation rate eighth among bowl teams

DI STAFF

December 6, 2011

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The Iowa football team's graduation rate is the eighth-best of the bowl-bound schools in the country, according to a release. Kirk Ferentz's team is one of only nine to score 80 percent or better on the NCAA Graduation Success...

Hawkeye soccer earns academic honor

DI STAFF

December 6, 2011

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The Iowa soccer team received further recognition after a season in which it tied the record for most wins (13-4-2) and set the highest winning percentage (.737) in school history. The Hawkeyes were honored for their work...