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Officials: Man who set off HawkAlert later found dead

JORDYN REILAND

February 23, 2012

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The search for an armed man who triggered a HawkAlert on Wednesday morning ended when he was found dead later in the day in Washington County. The unnamed 64 year-old was apparently reported missing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and...

Local, national activists speak against Obama administration’s drone wars

CHASTITY DILLARD

February 23, 2012

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Foreign-policy experts and peace activists here and around the country say the technological advancement of warfare is very disturbing. "This war on terror is really an imperialist war, and it's really destroying us from...

Bill seeks to eliminate state Department of Education, put more responsibility on Iowa Board of regents

KRISTEN EAST

February 23, 2012

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Republican legislators say a bill that would eliminate the Iowa Department of Education and the state Board of Education will lead to more discussion about the quality of students' education. Sen. Mark Chelgren, R-Ottumwa, ...

UI health officials to amp up heart health education for women

JENNY EARL

February 23, 2012

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Women are suffering from a "silent epidemic" — heart disease. University of Iowa health officials plan to end the silence by creating a women's health program, set to launch in around six months. "I'm hoping...

Iowa teen driving safety sparks concern

DORA GROTE

February 23, 2012

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A single passenger or distraction may be one too many for Iowa teen drivers. Iowa vehicle-safety officials said Iowa is significantly behind in teen driver safety. Officials said there should be more reforms addressing such...

UI senior hopes to merge music, sustainability interests

MARISSA MEHALEK

February 23, 2012

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Renewable energy gets Elliott Beenk excited. Especially when music is involved. Beenk, a UI senior engineering student and guitarist for the band Chasing Shade, plans to marry his two passions in a hybrid career. And he hopes...

UI grad student awarded Big Ten Network scholarship

DI STAFF

February 23, 2012

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The winner of the 2011 University of Iowa Big Ten Network's "Live Big" Scholarship was announced live last night at the Nebraska-Purdue men's basketball game. Jennifer Nicklaus, a UI graduate teaching assistant in...

Local parents sue driver who killed their daughter in a car accident

DI STAFF

February 23, 2012

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The parents of a 14-year-old Clear Creek/Amana High School student who died in a car accident are suing the driver and owner of the car. Mackenzie Lown died on October 17, 2011 as a result of fatal injuries she suffered from...

Cedar Rapids woman allegedly stole merchandise

DI STAFF

February 23, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids woman has charged with stealing from a store and interfering with law enforcement. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, Jennifer Steadman, 42, was charged on Feb. 13 with third-degree theft...

Hawkeye hoops hoping to sweep Badgers

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 23, 2012

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Wisconsin stands as the modern model of consistency in the realm of Big Ten basketball. Tonight presents Iowa — a program marked by inconsistency this year under second-year coach Fran McCaffery — with a chance to slightly...

Women’s hoops with plenty at stake this week

MATT COZZI

February 23, 2012

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The Iowa women's basketball team was in a rut two weeks ago. The Hawkeyes had a 5-5 record in conference. Their NCAA Tournament prospects didn't look positive. Leading scorer Jaime Printy had just torn her ACL in an overtime...

Big Ten Championships: Hawkeyes currently in seventh

BEN ROSS

February 23, 2012

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The Iowa men's swimming team got behind early on the first day of the Big Ten swimming and diving championships. The Hawkeyes placed seventh out of nine teams in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:27.16 minutes. Michigan...