The Daily Iowan

Expert: Gingrich’s Palestine comments "inflammatory"

SAM LANE

December 12, 2011

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DES MOINES — One foreign-policy expert said Iowa caucus candidate Newt Gingrich's statement that Palestinians are "an invented people" is "inflammatory." The remark — which Gingrich made last week...

ICPD treats troubled children to shopping trip

MELISSA DAWKINS

December 12, 2011

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  The aisles of the Iowa City Wal-Mart rang with high-pitched shouts and laughter this past weekend. But the children picking out items for shopping carts have not had a year full of smiles. This year, local children wh...

UI officials find beet juice effective thawing tool

JORDYN REILAND

December 12, 2011

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University of Iowa facility officials say using ProMelt — an environmentally friendly sea-salt/beet-juice mixture — has proven to be cost- and environmentally effective. After giving the mixture a test run last year, Scott...

Mopeds and scooters to be banned from Iowa City bicycle racks

MELISSA DAWKINS

December 12, 2011

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Iowa City scooter and moped motorists will be slapped with fines if they try to park in bicycle racks in 2012. A new city ordinance, set to go into effect Jan. 3, will outlaw moped and scooter parking in Iowa City bicycle ra...

Santorum calls for cuts to federal abortion spending

ALLIE WRIGHT

December 12, 2011

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said in Coralville Sunday he wants to end federal funding for organizations that perform abortions. During a stop at Tabernacle Baptist Church, he described abortions knowns medically as intact...

UI officials say more study space on it’s way

JENNY EARL

December 12, 2011

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For Stephen Bishop, his bedroom is the quietest place to prepare for his four finals this week. The University of Iowa junior said past attempts to study in space on campus have proven unsuccessful because of the noise around...

Graduation 2011: Student helps students with cognitive and learning disabilities

DORA GROTE

December 12, 2011

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Chris Kyhl's years at the University of Iowa weren't spent solely on bettering himself. Instead, he spent the majority of his time enhancing other students' college experiences through his active involvement in an education...

Local man perfects art of piercing

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

December 12, 2011

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Steve Easley, the owner of Release Body Modification, gave himself his first piercing when he was 13. "[It] was not professional by any means," Easley said. He had no professional tools to get the stud into the...

Three men charged in weekend beating

DI STAFF

December 12, 2011

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Three Davenport men were charged Dec. 10 in conjunction with a downtown beating that reportedly left one man in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to a complaint by Iowa City police, Michael Henkel, 18,...

Baby-sitter charged with possession of heroin

DI STAFF

December 12, 2011

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An Iowa City woman was charged Sept. 15 after she was allegedly found in possession of drugs while baby-sitting. According to a complaint by Iowa City police, officers were called to 4802 Dolphin Lake Point Enclave for a...

County Jail inmate assaults sheriff’s deputy

DI STAFF

December 12, 2011

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An inmate at the Johnson County Jail was charged Dec. 9 after he allegedly assaulted a sheriff's deputy while being moved from visitation back to his cell block. According to a complaint by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office,...

UI student charged with selling drugs

DI STAFF

December 12, 2011

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UI police charged a Mayflower resident Dec. 1 with a controlled-substance violation and keeping a drug house after he allegedly sold Adderall to a female subject. Timothy Rooney, 20, was charged after officers executed a...