The Daily Iowan

Security questions raised for new JC Justice Center

AMY SKARNULIS

July 10, 2012

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Although plans for the new Johnson County Justice Center have been unveiled, members of the community still have questions regarding security. Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan and Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek...

City to award car-sharing contract

ALY BROWN

July 10, 2012

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University of Iowa students and Iowa City residents without cars may soon be able to get around town with a car-sharing service sweeping Big Ten university towns. The Iowa City City Council will vote today to award a contract...

Locals hope UI robotics camp will spur interest in engineering

ERIC LIGHTNER

July 10, 2012

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Dan Shaull said he'd rather build robots than spend the summer playing games. "Anybody can say they shoot hoops, but how many can say they built a robot," the 14-year-old said. The University of Iowa tries to use the...

Obama announces plans for tax cut extension on eve of Cedar Rapids visit

JORDYN REILAND

July 10, 2012

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President Obama announced Monday he plans to extend tax cuts for middle-class families through 2013, and voices from each end of the political spectrum offered praise and criticism of the move. "… Pass a bill extending...

Officials: UI overpayment stems from paperwork inefficiencies

NICHOLAS MILLER

July 10, 2012

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A state audit for fiscal 2011 reports 338 incidents of overpayment by the University of Iowa to employees, and one university official cites poor timing among UI administrators for the overpayments totaling $645,741. "It...

Substance abuse screening to become routine

ELEANOR MARSHALL

July 10, 2012

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At clinics across Iowa, getting screened for substance abuse will be as common as getting blood pressure taken or having reflexes tested at a doctor's checkup — just part of the routine. The Iowa Department of Public Health...

UIHC, Mercy to participate in Medicare Shared Savings Program

KRISTEN EAST

July 10, 2012

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University of Iowa Health Care and Mercy Medical Center officials say their participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program will ultimately increase patient care for Iowans. Health providers announced Monday that Mercy...

Woman withdraws more than $1,000 from elderly man’s account

DI STAFF

July 10, 2012

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The Iowa City police have accused an Iowa City woman of using an elderly man's credit card without authorization. Kerrie Fraley, 50, 320 S. Dubuque St., Apt. 308, was charged June 27 with unauthorized use of a credit card. According...

North Liberty man accused of assault

DI STAFF

July 10, 2012

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Police have accused a North Liberty man of abusing the mother of his child. Tommy Jones, 49, was charged Sunday with domestic-abuse assault. According to a North Liberty police complaint, Jones and the woman initially told...

Softball team practices for Special Olympics

TAYLOR AXELSON

July 10, 2012

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The softball team practicing for the Special Olympics finally had a night of practice in which the temperature wasn't more than 100 degrees. There's a tournament this weekend in Cedar Rapids in which the Iowa City teams will compete...

Evans and DuCharme mold young wrestling teams

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

July 10, 2012

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Wrestling is an individual sport, one grappler on the mat against another. But it's a team sport, too. High-school wrestling teams travel from all over the country to Iowa City to attend the team competition camp, staffed...

Q & A with Jarrod Uthoff

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

July 10, 2012

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Jarrod Uthoff has been back in Iowa and playing in Prime Time for a three weeks now. He came home. The ex-Wisconsin player signed with the Badgers out of high school, when he was the state of Iowa's most talented basketball recruit....