The Daily Iowan

UI Surplus sees increase in sales

CHASTITY DILLARD

April 16, 2012

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Iowa City resident Jamie Smith filled her cart with goodies around a corner row of desks and bookshelves at the UI Surplus last weekend.   The future business owner of Molly's Cupcakes searched with a mission in mind — ...

Tang charged with tampering with witness after writing letter in jail to sway alleged victim

JORDYN REILAND

April 16, 2012

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Peng Tang, an Iowa City man accused of first-degree kidnapping, was charged April 13 with solicitation to commit an aggravated misdemeanor and tampering with a witness or juror. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Tang,...

Local community college officials approve of plans to include transfers in graduation rates

DEREK KELLISON

April 16, 2012

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A nationwide plan to change the monitoring of higher-education graduation rates has piqued the interest of local community colleges. Under the U.S. Education Department's plan, released April 11, students who transfer between...

UI officials say revised memorandum between schools and Dept. of Defense is promising

CHASTITY DILLARD

April 16, 2012

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University of Iowa officials are relieved by the recent revisions to a Department of Defense required agreement between higher-education institutions on federal student funding. "In most cases, we are going to work out the...

Local officials offer mixed reactions on Coralville bond-rating downgrade

ASMAA ELKEURTI

April 16, 2012

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Iowa City and state officials expressed mixed reactions to Coralville's recently downgraded bond rating. Moody's Investor Services dropped the city from a Triple-A bond rating to a Double-A rating, partially because of Coralville's...

UI opened the state’s first Fragile X clinic in 2010

LOGAN EDWARDS

April 16, 2012

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Fragile X — a rare chromosomal mutation — is difficult to recognize, but those advocating for its treatment say they hope the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will bring better local recognition to the disorder. The...

Recent budget cuts could pose problem for local lead poisoning prevention

JENNY EARL

April 16, 2012

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County officials are preparing to receive less lead-poisoning prevention aid following recent budget cuts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We do outreach inspections when kids are lead-poisoned at...

UI professor works with students to solve energy problems

SAMANTHA GENTRY

April 16, 2012

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H.S. Udaykumar is more than just a professor towards his students — he's a close friend. In the back parking lot of the Seamans Center, he stands around his students as they try to cook him a tofu dog on a Scheffler solar cooker. He...

Two charged with controlled substance violations

DI STAFF

April 16, 2012

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A North Liberty woman and a Coralville man were charged with controlled-substance violations and possessing or distributing without a drug tax stamp. According to a North Liberty police complaint, Edna Hector, 28, and Kelvin...

Notebook: Hawkeye offensive line young, unsettled

SETH ROBERTS

April 16, 2012

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Thirteen starts. That's it. Take away senior center James Ferentz, and the other first-team Iowa football offensive linemen who took the field during the Hawkeyes' open practice on April 14 have only a baker's dozen starts among...

Olympic Trials: Zadick to wrestle at 33 years old

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

April 16, 2012

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Iowa wrestling assistant coach Mike Zadick sits on the bleachers with a dozen college wrestlers. He's dressed the same, with a hoodie tucked into his sweatpants. He's laughing at the same jokes, poking fun at the same people....

Iowa golfers set record in Hawkeye Invite win

RYAN MURPHY

April 16, 2012

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It wasn't easy for the Iowa men's golf team. The Hawkeyes battled winds up to 30 miles an hour, and a late charge from in-state rival Iowa State. But none of it was enough to topple the No. 27 Hawkeyes on their home course over...