The Daily Iowan

Loebsack pushes education in re-election bid, but doesn’t offer specifics

ANNA THEODOSIS

February 13, 2012

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Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, said educational reform will be a key point in his re-election campaign, but both he and his political director were unable to offer specific policy proposals. He told a group of Democrats in Iowa...

UI sign language officials push for interpreters, major

JENNY EARL

February 13, 2012

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Some University of Iowa officials are pushing to establish an interpreter-training program in the university's American Sign Language Program. If the program is implemented, it will make the UI the first state Board of Regent'...

Helmet bill dead, but some still push for moped safety

AUDREY DWYER

February 13, 2012

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Even though a recent push to require minors to wear moped helmets has failed, one local business said it will continue to urge riders to protect their heads. At the urging of local teens, who were sparked in part by the death...

Cellist performs tonight at The Englert

JULIA JESSEN

February 13, 2012

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The bow passes across the cello's strings, emitting a rich, resonant sound. Cello upon cello join the sounds of the first, soaring and plunging and spinning the audience into a reverie of melody. But only one figure is on...

Local man turns cooking passion into business

JULIA JESSEN

February 13, 2012

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David Gustafson knows a good croissant when he tastes one. He would never mistake a bagged mix, formed to look like a croissant, for the real thing with its inner spinning layers that pull apart and pockets of butter and steam...

Paul-backer Spiker elected new state GOP leader

DI STAFF

February 13, 2012

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  Republican officials have announced A.J. Spiker as the new Iowa GOP chairman. Members of the of the GOP State Central Committee voted Spiker the new chairman Feb. 11. He is one of the 17 members of the committee, and he p...

Police charge 5 after reports of shots fired at Iowa City night club

DI STAFF

February 13, 2012

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Charges have been filed against five Burlington men who may have been involved in a drive-by shooting at Caliente Nightclub and Bar, 171 Highway 1 W., on Feb. 11. According to an Iowa City police report, law-enforcement officers...

Iowa City man charged will selling stolen gun

DI STAFF

February 13, 2012

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An Iowa City man was charged with trafficking in stolen firearms and involving a minor in unlawful activities. According to Iowa City police reports Eric Cole, 20, was charged on Feb. 4 with possession of a firearm as a felon,...

Main Library employees leave work early after exposure to fumes

DI STAFF

February 13, 2012

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About a dozen University of Iowa staff members were relocated from their work sites in the Main Library on Feb. 10 after fumes from an asbestos-abatement project entered the building, said UI spokesman Tom Moore. A work crew...

Former UISG president running for Iowa House seat

DI STAFF

February 13, 2012

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A former University of Iowa Student Government president will run for a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. Maison Bleam, a 2009 UI graduate, announced his intention to run Feb. 10. The Twin Lakes resident said he intends...

Hawkeye women’s tennis holds on to beat Iowa State

PATRICK MASON

February 13, 2012

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The Iowa women's tennis team grew up this weekend. The Hawkeyes demonstrated their grit and hung on to close out Iowa State in a 4-3 win in the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Center on Sunday. The young Iowa team (3-0) won...

Parallel bar routines pace Iowa in season-best score

RYAN MURPHY

February 13, 2012

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Iowa men's gymnastics head coach JD Reive was hoping the team's score would rise to 340.000 in its second home meet of the season. Such a score would have put the Hawkeyes in contention for victory. His team fell short —...