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Local law enforcement see rise in bike thefts

AMY SKARNULIS

July 17, 2012

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The Iowa City police have received 22 reports of bike thefts in the first two weeks of July, and surrounding law-enforcement agencies are seeing similar trends. Iowa City police Sgt. Denise Brotherton said there is not necessarily...

Borlaug elementary: bigger, better, greener

ERIC LIGHTNER

July 17, 2012

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Several hundred students who will attend Borlaug Elementary in the fall — 320 to be exact — will find a school that is both larger and greener. Principal Celeste Shoppa said the school would set itself apart from the other...

UI scientists engaging public with social media

ALY BROWN

July 17, 2012

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University of Iowa science officials are using social media now more than ever to engage the public and colleagues with new research developments. Dan McMillan, the director of communications and external relations at the UI...

Local experts hope to spark sustainability discussions

ELEANOR MARSHALL

July 17, 2012

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"How can we meet our needs today without harming our ability to meet our needs tomorrow?" It was a colossal question scrawled in small handwriting in front of a circle of 16 community members attending a sustainability...

Officials: white substance found at Stanley was harmless

DI STAFF

July 17, 2012

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Tests performed Monday by the State Hygienic Laboratory in Coralville revealed no harmful substance in a white, powdery substance sent to Stanley Hall via U.S. mail. UI police, Johnson County Ambulance, and the Iowa City Fire...

Inmate dies at prison hospice program

DI STAFF

July 17, 2012

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An Iowa inmate died in the prison hospice program Monday. According to an Iowa Department of Corrections news release, Robert Dicks, a 71-year-old man assigned to the Iowa Medical & Classification Center, died of natural...

Two Illinois men accused of using counterfeit money

DI STAFF

July 17, 2012

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Two Illinois men have been accused of attempting to use counterfeit money. Kennard Partee, 49, Chicago, was charged July 14 with forgery, and Kelvin Davis, 46, Skokie, was also charged July 14 with forgery. According to a Johnson...

Inmate accused of biting 2 deputies

DI STAFF

July 17, 2012

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A Coralville man has been accused of biting two on-duty peace officers. William Liston, 57, Coralville, was charged July 14 with two counts of assault with intent of injury to a peace officer. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's...

IC doctor accused of inappropriately touching a child

DI STAFF

July 17, 2012

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An Iowa City doctor has been accused of inappropriately touching a child. Thomas Warren Jr., 44, was charged March 10 with indecent contact with a child. According to an Iowa City police complaint, the victim was spending time...

Hawkeye transfer, Thomas shines on defense

CARLOS SOSA

July 17, 2012

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Defense proved to be the most important aspect of Monday night's Game Time League game. Coralville Hy-Vee overcame a strong defensive first half from Pelling/Culvers to win, 77-67. Head coach Mike Stoermer's Hy-Vee team was...

Dohnalek keeps up with college girls on the court

TOM GOLDHAMMER

July 17, 2012

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Monday night's Game Time League action was physical — 28 fouls were dished out between Vinton Merchants/McCurry's and Cullen Painting/Monica's and Bob's Your Uncle. And incoming Northern Iowa freshman Erin Dohnalek was happy...

Cedar Rapids engineer, UI alumnus, regularly braves the Ironman

ADAM WESLEY

July 17, 2012

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Pheidippides ran 26.2 miles to announce an Athenian victory over Persia in the Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE. After reaching Athens and delivering his message of victory, he collapsed and died. A marathon is not to be taken lightly. The...