The Daily Iowan

Drought affects local businesses, landscapes

KRISTEN EAST and JORDYN REILAND

July 26, 2012

Filed under News

University of Iowa officials and local residents agree the lack of precipitation and prolonged heat wave are affecting everyone. As one University of Iowa Facilities Management official says more water than ever before is being...

Kids learn physics at new Children’s Museum Exhibit

ANNA EGELAND

July 26, 2012

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Kids of all ages waited eagerly with red baskets as scarves and plush balls shot through the clear plastic pipes zigzagging up the wall of the Iowa Children’s Museum. The pipes are part of the newest addition to the “Take...

Johnson County plans to look at dental discount program

ANNA EGELAND

July 26, 2012

Filed under News

Johnson County Supervisor Terrence Neuzil is looking to make dental care more accessible for Johnson County residents after returning from a recent conference. “You get the chance to not only visit with colleagues,”...

Eastern Iowa roundtable wants transportation for all

JOE HITCHON

July 26, 2012

Filed under News

Eastern Iowa officials say cities must make every effort possible to ensure that citizens have transportation available to them in order to get from point A to point B. Representatives from several eastern Iowa workforce agencies...

Local woman accused of assaulting 17-year-old girl

DI STAFF

July 26, 2012

Filed under News

A local woman has been accused of assault. Shawnta Jackson, 25, 20401 Highway 6 E. No. 4006, was charged June 4 with assault causing bodily injury. According to an Iowa City police complaint, police officials responded to 2320...

UI gathers $438 million in external funding for research

DI STAFF

July 26, 2012

Filed under News

The University of Iowa gathered roughly $438 million in external funding for research for the fourth consecutive year, according to a UI press release. Additionally, UI researchers were awarded 2,124 grant and contract awards,...

Three Sac County men accused of first-degree kidnapping

DI STAFF

July 26, 2012

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Three Sac County men have been accused of first-degree kidnapping. According to a release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, after an investigation into the 2009 reported assault of a migrant worker in Wall Lake, 26-year-old...

Logic’s squad storms to Game Time title

TOM CLOS

July 26, 2012

Filed under Sports

Vinton Merchants/McCurry’s polished off a dominant summer with an 89-65 whipping of Coralville Hy-Vee in the Game Time League championship at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Wednesday. Northern Iowa junior forward...

UNI’s Kirschbaum matured this Game Time season

CARLOS SOSA

July 26, 2012

Filed under Sports

A dominant basketball team always has an inside presence. The Chicago Bulls had Dennis Rodman, the Lakers had Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal.  Even the newly crowned NBA champions had Chris Bosh. In Wednesday’s...

Trojans bounced by Tigers in 4A quarterfinal

TOM GOLDHAMMER

July 26, 2012

Filed under Sports

The fifth-seed Iowa City West Trojans fell to the fourth-seeded West Des Moines Valley Tigers, 10-5, at Principal Park in Des Moines on Wednesday. The Tigers’ five extra-base hits ultimately decided the contest. A four-pitch...

Despite not winning state title, West is proud

TOM GOLDHAMMER

July 26, 2012

Filed under Sports

After falling behind early in the quarterfinals of the state tournament, Iowa City West’s baseball team proved its mettle against a stout West Des Moines Valley squad. They could’ve rolled over after the mammoth home...

Lancaster: New jail necessary

JACOB LANCASTER

July 26, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Although I’m unsure if refreshments will be served, the county is now holding tours of the Johnson County Jail to gain support for the vote on Nov. 6 to pass the proposed building of a new $48.1 million criminal-justice...