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Johnson County officials halt years-old plans for $48M Justice Center

ADAM B SULLIVAN

March 1, 2012

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Plans to build a Johnson County Justice Center — a project that has been on the county wish list for well over a decade — appear to be at an impasse. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors discussed plans for the estimated...

Leaders from other Midwest SSMIDs call Iowa City’s closed meetings unusual

ASMAA ELKEURTI

March 1, 2012

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Officials' plan to close meetings of Iowa City's Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District is unusual, representatives from other such organizations in the region said. But Karen Kubby, the owner of Beadology, 220 E. Washington...

UIHC revamps menu to better suit patients

DEREK KELLISON

March 1, 2012

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Rows of chicken and hamburgers hissed as a University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics chef slapped them on the grill. Six chefs were scattered about the kitchen preparing for the approaching dinner rush. "Right around 4:30...

Johnson County Democratic lawmakers protest against gun-rights bill in Des Moines

CHASTITY DILLARD

March 1, 2012

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Two local lawmakers were among Democrats who harshly criticized Republicans for two gun bills that passed the Iowa House on Wednesday night. House Republicans passed the two bills — one amending the state's Constitution to...

UI student adapts to college life in Iowa after devastation in Haiti

SAMANTHA GENTRY

March 1, 2012

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Olivier Dolce remembers falling asleep to gangs fighting outside his home in Haiti. His house was completely closed off from the world with a barbed wire fence surrounding it, but he still had the fear that someone could break...

Local man found with 50 grams of pot

DI STAFF

March 1, 2012

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A Coralville man was charged with a controlled-substance violation. According to a complaint, Zachary Aubrecht, 21, Coralville, was charged Feb. 28 with failure to affix a tax stamp and a controlled substance violation. Aubrecht...

Pollock Mural to be on display in Des Moines this spring

DI STAFF

March 1, 2012

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After almost three years in the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Jackson Pollock's Mural will be on display at the Des Moines Art Center April 5 through July 15, according to a UI press release. According to the release, the 69-y...

Costco to open in Coralville this summer

DI STAFF

March 1, 2012

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Costco is set to open in Coralville this summer. According to information on the company's website, the Coralville location is expected to open approximately June 29. The Coralville location, 2900 Heartland Drive, will be Iowa's...

Wrestlers Kelly, Wagner not counting themselves out

SAM LOUWAGIE

March 1, 2012

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Mike Kelly doesn't like what he sees when he looks back at his last few matches. "I've been thinking a little too much," the Hawkeye redshirt freshman said. "I went out there and maybe hit zero shots in a match,...

Q&A: ESPN bracketologist Charlie Creme discusses Iowa women’s hoops

MATT COZZI

March 1, 2012

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ESPN analyst Charlie Creme has been assembling the NCAA women's basketball tournament bracket since 2002. This is a busy time for the bracketologist, because most of the premier leagues in basketball — including the Big Ten...

Iowa men’s tennis falls to No. 43 Drake

TOM CLOS

March 1, 2012

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DES MOINES — The Iowa men's tennis team was shut out by Drake, 7-0, at the Knapp Tennis Center on Wednesday. Iowa (1-7) entered the action trying to get back into the win column before heading into the Big Ten Conference schedule,...

Intramural basketball: DRB keeps undefeated season alive

MATTHEW CABEL

March 1, 2012

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Intramural basketball team DRB was down by 10 points at halftime — a situation it had not found itself in during its two previous games. But Joe Maigaard and Justin Blackburn took the reins beginning with the first dribble...