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UI ROTC sees declining funding, increasing applicants

DEREK KELLISON

May 4, 2012

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Faced with declining funding and an increasing number of applicants, University of Iowa Reserve Officer Training Corps members said they're ready to meet the challenge.   Officials said national funding has fluctuated over time โ€” but never ...

Branstad addresses corporate tax rate, property taxes

DORA GROTE

May 4, 2012

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Iowa City community members crowded the University Athletics Club on Thursday to hear Gov. Terry Branstad discuss the effects of federal corporate income tax on Iowa. "I do think we do have some changes that could take place...

UI vets pleased with Obama executive order on college recruiting

ANNA THEODOSIS

May 4, 2012

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Student veterans and military officials at the University of Iowa are glad to see a federal order restricting aggressive recruitment tactics by college recruiters. President Obama signed the executive order Sunday, which calls...

Prominent screenwriter and UI Playwrights’ Workshop graduate returns for New Play Festival

KATHRYN-KELLY OLIN

May 4, 2012

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Rick Cleveland graduated from the University of Iowa Playwrights' Workshop in 1995 โ€” a semester earlier than he intended. The Ohio native had been discovered by Hollywood producer Barry Kemp at the annual New Play Festival...

Rail service advocate to speak later this month

DI STAFF

May 4, 2012

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John Robert Smith, a prominent rail advocate, will speak to locals about the community benefits of rail service. Smith's visit comes in light of the Iowa and Illinois transportation departments and the Federal Railroad Administration...

City receives Tree City USA award

DI STAFF

May 4, 2012

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Iowa City was one of 86 state communities to receive the 2011 Tree City USA award. The award was presented by the National Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau at a luncheon April...

Coralville man charged with child endangerment

DI STAFF

May 4, 2012

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A Coralville man has been charged with putting a minor child in danger. Daniel Brosnan, 54, Coralville, was charged Wednesday with child endangerment with no injury. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint,...

Frazier’s Driftless to play at festival

DI STAFF

May 4, 2012

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Daily Iowan photography coach Danny Wilcox Frazier will show his film Driftless at the Rural Route Film Festival on Saturday. The festival, which showcases 10 independent films at locations throughout the country, will play at the ...

Iowa baseball at tail end of Big Ten logjam

BEN SCHUFF

May 4, 2012

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Six teams will gather in Columbus, Ohio, on May 23 to play in the Big Ten baseball tourney. But which schools will make up the majority of the field remains a crapshoot. The conference standings are a logjam of schools hovering...

Road tests loom for Hawkeye softball

BEN ROSS

May 4, 2012

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Just six Big Ten contests stand between the Iowa softball team and the end of the season. Iowa took two out of three against Indiana (8-10 Big Ten) in the last home games of the year last weekend, and the Hawkeyes (12-6) will...

Iowa’s track stars take much-needed break before conference championships

CODY GOODWIN

May 4, 2012

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The Iowa track program has gone through five long weeks. The outdoor season began for most of the tracksters the day after the Big Ten indoor championships on the weekend of Feb. 25. Both the women's and men's track teams have...

Hawkeye trackster Larney has to slow down to speed up

TORK MASON

May 4, 2012

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Iowa's Josh Larney was brought into the program to have an immediate effect. The junior was a JuCo national champion in the long jump at Iowa Central Community College in 2011, and he joined the Hawkeyes in January. But it didn't...