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Report alleges AgriSol is associated with human rights violations in Tanzania

NICHOLAS MILLER

July 9, 2012

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"Lives on Hold," a report released today by the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and the Oakland Institute, alleges that the Iowa firm AgriSol Energy is responsible in part for human-rights abuses against more...

Revamped biology Ph.D. program aims to double admissions

ALY BROWN

July 9, 2012

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UI Biology Department officials say renovations in the Ph.D. program will better train students for careers in science through collaboration and seminar opportunities. Josh Weiner, head of the IBIO program and associate professor...

Police: sexual assault unlikely in IC toddler’s death

DI STAFF

July 9, 2012

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Iowa City police Lt. Doug Hart said police had investigated the possibility of sexual assault prior to 20-month-old Marcus Balderas' death, but they now find it unlikely. "Initial observations led investigators to believe...

David Fitzgerald reflects on 25 years as a UI career advisor

JOE HITCHON

July 9, 2012

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Despite spending his early years in agriculture, David Fitzgerald wound up working as a career adviser at the University of Iowa for the last 25 years โ€” a position he will leave this week. During that time, he has witnessed...

Two UI alumni re-visit Iowa City to screen Sundance film

EMMA MCCLATCHEY

July 9, 2012

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"Under the circumstances, how would you feel?" Audiences in 101 Becker Communications Building on July 7 were asked this question repeatedly as they attended a screening of the independent film An Oversimplification of ...

719 lost power this weekend in Iowa City

DI STAFF

July 9, 2012

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Local businesses struggled July 7 because of an hourlong power outage, and though the power has been restored on for most customers, some local business are still dealing with problems caused by the outage. "We're still...

Local man accused of stealing from Walmart

DI STAFF

July 9, 2012

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A local woman has been accused of stealing from Walmart. Geneva Hudson, 19, 2430 Muscatine Ave. No. 29, was charged July 5 with second-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Walmart managers contacted Iowa...

Solon man accused of failure to yield

DI STAFF

July 9, 2012

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A Solon man has been accused of failing to yield when police officials turned on emergency lights. Thomas Wilford, 20, was charged July 6 with eluding. According to a Johnson County Sheriffs Office complaint, Wilford was operating...

Coralville woman accused of stealing from Target

DI STAFF

July 9, 2012

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A Coralville woman was accused of stealing from Target on numerous occasions. Melody Moody, 20, Coralville, was charged April 14 with second-degree theft. She was also charged May 16 with second-degree theft. According to a...

Cedar Rapids man accused of failing to yield

DI STAFF

July 9, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of failing to yield to police officials. Travis Hostetler, 28, was charged July 5 with eluding. According to an State Patrol complaint, Hostetler was southbound on a motorcycle on Highway...

Man accused of possessing of items to make meth

DI STAFF

July 9, 2012

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A man has been accused of possessing several items used to manufacture methamphetamine. Clark McKey, 58, address unknown, was charged Feb. 11, 2011, with possession of a controlled-substance precursor and a controlled-substance...

Aaron White leads in losing effort

CARLOS SOSA

July 9, 2012

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Losing isn't easy. The best competitors however, can rebound and use losing as motivation โ€” LeBron James lost in his first two trips to the NBA Finals but wouldn't be denied on his third, the Boston Red Sox lost for 86 years...