The Daily Iowan

UI vets reflect after former student dies in combat

ANNA THEODOSIS

March 5, 2012

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The former University of Iowa student killed inAfghanistan last week is believed to be just the second serviceman killed overseas after being deployed from the university since the Vietnam era. Chicago native Conner Lowry was...

Parkinson’s patients dance for therapy

DORA GROTE

March 5, 2012

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Bob McCown has Parkinson's disease. But it didn't keep him from twisting and turning to Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up " last week. And he wasn't alone.   The 72-year-old is a member of a local dance class led by Leslie Nolte of Nolte Ac...

Identity theft has continued to rise, but Iowa has stayed at the bottom of the list

JORDYN REILAND

March 5, 2012

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Identity theft continues to raise countrywide concern, according to a 2011 Federal Trade Commission report, but Iowa faces less of the crime than other states. Iowa, with 1,208 identity theft complaints in 2011, ranks 45th out...

Washington Street to become two-way street downtown

JENNY EARL

March 5, 2012

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Iowa City leaders say they've heard positive feedback from business owners about a plan to alter Washington Street, but that's news to some business owners who say they didn't know about the project until they read about it in...

Regents launch "Iowa Brand" campaign, despite independent marketing efforts by universities

KRISTEN EAST

March 5, 2012

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Despite marketing efforts at all three state Board of Regents' universities, school officials support the regents' new "Iowa Brand" campaign. The regents approved an agreement last week with ZLRignition, a marketing com...

UI student steps up against Diabetes

HANNAH KRAMER

March 5, 2012

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Many freshman college students deal with the high chances of catching mono or strep throat while living in the crowded, close living quarters of the dorms. Less likely is the potential that one of these common illnesses spirals...

Trial set for Iowa City woman charged with endangerment

DI STAFF

March 5, 2012

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A trial date has been set for an Iowa City woman charged with child endangerment. Natasha Kriener, 26, 2018 Waterfront Drive, was charged Feb. 15 with child endangerment causing bodily injury after the father of her 23-month-old...

Cedar Rapids man was charged with assault causing bodily harm

DI STAFF

March 5, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids man was charged with assault causing bodily injury. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Travis Clark, 27, was charged March 3 with assault causing bodily injury. Clark and the victim were driving when Clark...

Cedar Rapids man was charged with a controlled substance violation and distribution without a tax stamp

DI STAFF

March 5, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids man was charged with a controlled-substance violation and distribution without a tax stamp. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Andre Gervin Jr., 23, was charged March 2 with a controlled-substance violation...

IC school district admits it withheld records

DI STAFF

March 5, 2012

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The Iowa City School District admitted last week it withheld documents requested under the Iowa Open Records Act. District parent Edwin Stone and former district assistant physical-plant director David Gurwell filed a lawsuit...

Judge orders State to produce documents in Williams case

DI STAFF

March 5, 2012

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A judge on March 2 ordered that the state produce documents regarding a 5-year-old witness in a case involving an Iowa City woman who allegedly started a fire that killed a 14-year-old boy. Assistant Johnson County prosecutor...

Local businesses ask to temporarily halt Von Maur sale

DI STAFF

March 5, 2012

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Business entities across Iowa City are asking the Johnson County District Court to temporarily prohibit the proceeding of a real-estate transfer of the Sycamore Mall department store Von Maur to Coralville. The city of Coralville...