The Daily Iowan

Iowa City officials aiming to revitalize riverfront

ALY BROWN

July 2, 2012

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Though plans are still up in the air, Iowa City officials are stirring up local interest with proposals for a new river recreation area and possible white-water rafting attraction for the Burlington Street dam. The Environmental...

UI employee biking as sole U.S. representative on ‘peace’ tour

AMY SKARNULIS

July 2, 2012

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Michelle Gin will soon burn rubber in southern Japan as the sole U.S. representative on the international peace bike tour in August. Gin โ€” an outreach coordinator in the University of Iowa Study Abroad Office โ€” will join...

University of Iowa participates in free e-book pilot program

ELEANOR MARSHALL

July 2, 2012

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Instead of trying to decipher a professor's instructions or begging to borrow a classmate's notes, annotations attached directly to the text will be a click away for students during the upcoming fall semester in approximately...

Goodwill no longer accepting old TVs

AMY SKARNULIS

July 2, 2012

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Iowa City residents who possess old TVs may have to find a new place to donate their outdated sets as of Sunday. Select Goodwill stores no longer accept televisions because the low demand for older sets, which are not high-definition....

Osborn pleads guilty to second-degree murder

DI STAFF

July 2, 2012

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Eric Osborn pled guilty of second-degree murder on June 29 in the slaying of his live-in girlfriend at Mobile Manor Park in March 2010. Osborn, 29, was originally charged with first-degree murder, but he accepted a deal to plead...

Davenport man gets 100 months in prison for child porn charges

DI STAFF

July 2, 2012

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Joseph Richter, 36, Davenport, has been sentenced to 100 months in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. According to an Iowa Department of Justice press release, U.S. Chief District Judge James Gritzner ordered...

Man assaults a victim outside Fieldhouse bar

DI STAFF

July 2, 2012

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A second man has been charged in connection with the assault of a man outside the Field House Bar. Phillip Czechowicz, 22, 725 E. Washington St., was charged May 18 with willful injury causing serious injury and aiding and abetting. According...

UIHC patient assaults staff

DI STAFF

July 2, 2012

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A patient at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has been accused of causing harm to health-care providers. Joshua Lawson, 28, Fairfax, Iowa, was charged June 29 with two counts of assault on a health-care provider. According...

Pole dancing and belly dancing offer unique ways to work out

TAYLOR AXELSON AND TOM CLOS

July 2, 2012

Filed under Sports

America is growing. More than 35 percent of adult Americans are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to some local fitness experts, one of the main causes may be that people are too daunted...

Marble and Olaseni runaway with Primetime win

CARLOS SOSA

July 2, 2012

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Devyn Marble and Gabe Olaseni lost to Melsahn Basabe and coach Dan Ahrens' team on June 24. They wanted redemption on Sunday, and they got it with a 98-84 win against coach Randy Larson's team and his band of Hawkeyes. "We...

Basabe bringing a new look to the court

MATTHEW CABEL

July 2, 2012

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Melsahn Basabe looks a little different on the court these days. He had a breakout freshman year, 2010-11, but the junior forward suffered a sophomore slump this past season. He's using the summer Prime Time League to get back...

Doris, Austin, Holmes finish track trials

DI STAFF

July 2, 2012

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2012 Iowa graduate Troy Doris placed eighth in the triple jump at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., on June 30. Doris jumped 16.33 meters in his first of six attempts, finishing with that mark as his best...