The Daily Iowan

Mason’s Asia trip focused on networking, recruiting

KELLY OLIN

June 8, 2012

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With more than 1,700 University of Iowa students hailing from China, UI President Sally Mason and a number of university officials will travel to Asia in hopes of establishing new relationships and strengthening existing ties...

Auditor hopes to leave office on high note despite allegations

ALY BROWN

June 8, 2012

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Despite reprimands for his work conduct and campaign efforts, Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett said he will step down from his position in December with his head held high after losing Tuesday's primary race. Slockett said...

Iowa veterans honor 45th anniversary of USS Liberty attack

ERIC LIGHTNER

June 8, 2012

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Forty-five years after the attack on the USS Liberty by Israeli forces, many still have questions about why it was allowed to happen and who was responsible. The University of Iowa Veterans Association, working with the Veterans...

County supervisors vote to fund mobile home rehabilitation

ANNA EGELAND

June 8, 2012

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved a plan for use of Johnson County block grant funds for mobile-home demolition and rehabilitation in a 3-1 vote Thursday morning. The plan designates $20,000 for the Housing Trust...

Supervisors to vote on new IC animal shelter June 14

DI STAFF

June 8, 2012

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors agreed Thursday to vote on the construction of a new animal shelter during its next meeting, June 14. Iowa City officials asked the supervisors for a decision by June 22, although the supervisors...

Local man charged with allegedly punching wife

DI STAFF

June 8, 2012

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An Iowa City man was arrested after allegedly getting into a physical altercation with his wife. Ruthere Nagueza, 42, was charged Wednesday with domestic-abuse assault with intent or displaying a weapon. According to an Iowa...

Man charged with allegedly pushing a police officer

DI STAFF

June 8, 2012

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An Iowa City man has been charged with allegedly pushing a police officer in the chest. Michael McCullum, 27, 1053 Cross Park Ave. Apt. 9, was charged Tuesday with assault on peace officers and others. According to a University...

Trial for man charged with child endangerment set for July

DI STAFF

June 8, 2012

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An Iowa City man who was arrested in April for allegedly leaving his 20-month-old son alone has pleaded not guilty and will face trial on July 24. Jorge Perez, 20, 2018 Waterfront Drive No. 120, was charged April 27 with child...

Iowa City Landfill closed Thursday, officials continue to "stir, burn, cover"

DI STAFF

June 8, 2012

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City officials closed the Iowa City Landfill on Thursday because the wind's direction was blowing smoke toward the administrative offices, according to a city press release. The Landfill will reopen today; in the meantime, commercial...

Failure to reach finals sours Byers’ fantastic throw

IAN MARTIN

June 8, 2012

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Matt Byers' groin reined him in early this season. In his last meet of the year, it was a foot. The junior failed to qualify for the javelin finals at Thursday's NCAA outdoor meet in Des Moines by 30 centimeters — or just under...

Weno dominates Linn-Mar in complete game shutout

CARLOS SOSA

June 8, 2012

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The City High softball team's offense started off hot, scoring 8 runs in the first two innings. And starting pitcher Erin Weno was able to hold Linn-Mar scoreless as the Little Hawks cruised to a 8-0 win. City High started the...

Prime Time warms up

MATTHEW CABEL

June 8, 2012

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The Iowa men's basketball team finished its 2011 season with a 17-16 overall record that included wins over Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana and Iowa basketball's first postseason berth since 2002. Expectations are flying high...