The Daily Iowan

Parents of kidnapping suspect released, bringing to light cultural differences

BETH BRATSOS

April 19, 2012

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The recent arrest of a Chinese national in Iowa City has sparked serious debate among the Chinese community both here and abroad. Peng Tang, 21, 923 E. College St. No. 8, allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a woman while viewing...

Experts: Public universities depending more on tuition revenue

CHASTITY DILLARD

April 19, 2012

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Though higher-education experts say tuition dollars set aside for financial support is common nationwide, Iowa Republican legislators are arguing it's an unfair practice for university students. Yet, the state Board of Regents...

Local dentists say advances in technology reduce risk of tumors

JENNY EARL

April 19, 2012

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The root of the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor in the U.S. may be found at the dentist's office.   While dentists use dental X-rays to look for cavities, gum diseases, and infection, they may also put a patient at risk for...

Warmer temperatures give gardeners opportunity to grow new greenery

DORA GROTE

April 19, 2012

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Cindy Parsons wouldn't normally grow magnolia trees in her Iowa yard, but she might experiment with them this year. "People, me included, might try to push the envelope," she said, noting the shifted growing zones....

Autism advocate: Students with autism should break out of comfort zone

LOGAN EDWARDS

April 19, 2012

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Temple Grandin thinks in detailed pictures. In high school, she said, most of those pictures revolved around animals. "I noticed that animals noticed a lot of things we don't notice," she said. Grandin's unique...

UI freshman physiology major starts clothing line

JULIA JESSEN

April 19, 2012

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The design on Androu De Vera's black T-shirt is striking. The graphic letters in pure white boldly stand out in stylized script against the dark background of the shirt. De Vera created the design himself. It was the first image...

A man was charged with first-degree burglary

DI STAFF

April 19, 2012

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A man has been charged with first-degree burglary, among other charges, Iowa City police say. According to a police complaint, James Ward, 28, was charged Oct. 20, 2011; the other charges he faces are domestic-assault, second...

A local man was charged with third-offense OWI

DI STAFF

April 19, 2012

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A local man has been charged with third-offense OWI. According to an Iowa City police complaint, John Seaba, 51, 822 2nd St., was charged Tuesday. Police officials were called to the intersection of South Dodge and Bowery Streets...

UI engineering professor faces lawsuit

DI STAFF

April 19, 2012

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A surgeon at the Saudi German Hospital Group in Saudi Arabia is suing an Iowa corporation and its majority shareholder and part-owner, alleging breach of contract. According to court documents, Dr. Fawzy Amer Deghedy contacted...

Olympic Trials: Defense makes Metcalf a contender

SAM LOUWAGIE

April 19, 2012

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This was new to Brent Metcalf. It was July 2010, and he had just faced a two-time World bronze medalist โ€” Jabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan โ€” twice in the span of a few days. He had lost both matches. Badly. Hasanov scored...

NCAA Championships: Hawkeye gymnasts ready for NCAA Championships

RYAN MURPHY

April 19, 2012

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The Iowa men's gymnastics team has been preparing for the NCAA Championships every day since the end of the 2011 season. And with the national championships eminent, the Hawkeyes feel they couldn't be more ready. Iowa will begin...

Senior trackster attributes security to success

CODY GOODWIN

April 19, 2012

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Iowa City was just far enough away, but just close enough for home for McKenzie Melander. The Apple Valley, Minn., native felt comfortable being just under five hours away from her family. Melander said she could still go home...