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Local doctors and firefighters travel to Zambia to treat burn victims

ANNA THEODOSIS

May 1, 2012

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Jason Heard knew the pain Zambian children went through as burn victims and wanted to help. "I watched a presentation about Dr. [Barbara] Latenser's trip to Zambia about children who were burned," said Heard, a University...

Chicago to Omaha rail will likely make a stop in Iowa City

KRISTEN EAST

May 1, 2012

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Iowa City will likely be a stop on a proposed rail route connecting Chicago and Omaha a few years down the road. The Iowa and Illinois transportation departments and the Federal Railroad Administration are in phase two of a five-step...

UI officials say barn at 711 Melrose Ave. will be preserved

BETH BRATSOS

May 1, 2012

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Though the state Board of Regents recently voted to demolish the house at 711 Melrose Ave., University of Iowa officials said the barn behind the house will likely remain. UI spokesman Tom Moore said officials are considering eithe...

Activists: Sex trafficking is an Iowa issue

CHASTITY DILLARD

May 1, 2012

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Former state Sen. Maggie Tinsman said Iowans need to stop being so naïve. Sex trafficking is an international issue that local citizens are not immune to, she said. "Iowans don't believe that anything that horrible would...

UI officials to conduct faculty gender gap study

JENNY EARL

May 1, 2012

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University of Iowa officials will soon conduct a study aimed at revealing any gender-based pay discrepancies at the school, which experts said could stem from occupational choices and education. "We want to be able to say...

Experts say a transition to one-dollar coins would benefit state economy

LOGAN EDWARDS

May 1, 2012

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Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, advocates replacing $1 bills with $1 coins — and Iowa economic experts say the state would benefit from the transition. "Promoting the $1 coin is a smart investment for our country that saves taxpayer's...

National foundations help push pediatric cancer research moves forward

ANNA THEODOSIS

May 1, 2012

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Pediatric oncologists across Iowa and the nation are joining hospitals and using charity funds to further pediatric cancer research, because funding for health-care research cannot keep up with advancements.   Jane Caswel...

Mason City resident killed in crash with semi

DI STAFF

May 1, 2012

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A Mason City resident was killed Sunday after colliding with a semi on Interstate 80. According to an accident report filed by the Iowa State Patrol, Hyoung Chung, 49, was exiting I-380 to I-80 when he lost control of his vehicle...

Man was charged with fourth domestic abuse assault

DI STAFF

May 1, 2012

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A Coralville man has been charged with assaulting a person. Marcus Abbott, 26, was charged March 19 with third or subsequent domestic-abuse assault. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, Abbott and a woman...

A man was charged with allegedly burglarizing cars with three accomplices

DI STAFF

May 1, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids man was charged with burglarizing several unlocked vehicles with three other accomplices. Kenneth Lee III, Cedar Rapids, was charged March 22 with two charges of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor and third-degree...

A local woman was charged with allegedly stealing lottery tickets and cash from her place of employment

DI STAFF

May 1, 2012

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A local woman was charged with allegedly stealing lottery tickets and cash from her place of employment. Brooke Ritesman, 30, 4494 Taft Ave. S.E. No. E9, was charged Jan. 23 with theft or forgery of lottery tickets and third-degree...

UI student charged with possessing marijuana and adderall

DI STAFF

May 1, 2012

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A University of Iowa student has been charged with possessing marijuana and Adderall. Levi Gates, 24, N319 Hillcrest, was charged Monday with two charges of possession of a controlled substance and one charge of possession of...