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Hearing delayed for kidnapping suspect Tang

BRENT GRIFFITHS

September 10, 2012

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The rest of a hearing for a man accused in a spring kidnapping in Iowa City was delayed on Sept. 7 after the proceeding conflicted with President Obama’s visit to the University of Iowa. After nearly two hours of testimony...

‘Parks and Rec’ stars stump for Obama at UI

CASSIDY RILEY

September 10, 2012

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While both presidential candidates continue to lobby for the youth vote in the upcoming election, President Obama’s campaign has made several recent attempts to appeal specifically to University of Iowa students. “Parks...

UI Police continue to investigate on-campus sexual assault

DI STAFF

September 10, 2012

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University of Iowa police are looking for information regarding an assault on campus last week. According to a release by UI police, a female student reported being sexually assaulted near the Biological Sciences Laboratory at...

Proposed daycare facility on UI campus generates mixed opinions

STACEY MURRAY

September 10, 2012

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A new childcare center may soon be built on the University of Iowa Hawkeye Campus, but at least one local day care is concerned that a new facility could put existing childcare centers out of business. The state Board of Regents...

"Grannies" come together to ban plastic bags

KELSEY JOHNSON

September 10, 2012

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A chain of plastic bags stretched more than 1,000 feet through the Pedestrian Mall on Sunday. 100grannies, a community group of senior women, hosted “Ban the Bags” to raise awareness about the dangers of using petroleum...

Branstad, officials gather for STEM, FIRST kickoff

NATHANIEL OTJEN

September 10, 2012

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The University of Iowa is pairing up with Kirkwood Community College to work with the statewide-implemented STEM Program to help local school districts improve in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics....

UI creates new major with international relations

ANNA THEODOSIS

September 10, 2012

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University of Iowa students may now study politics and economics on an international level without the hassle of studying in two different departments. The new international-relations major, which is housed in the Political-Science...

Coralville man caught with counterfeit bills

DI STAFF

September 10, 2012

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A Coralville man was charged Sept. 7 after he allegedly tried to purchase cigarettes using a counterfeit $20 bill. According to a Coralville police complaint, Tyrone Jones, 32, address unknown, allegedly attempted to purchase...

Man accused of damaging car in Old Capitol lot

DI STAFF

September 10, 2012

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A Portland, Ore. ,man was charged Sept. 8 after he allegedly damaged a car in the University Capitol Center parking lot. According to a University of Iowa police complaint, Adam Clay, 30, was charged after police received a...

Cedar Rapids man charged with burglary, assault on officers

DI STAFF

September 10, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids man faces multiple charges after he allegedly broke into an Iowa City home. According to a series of Iowa City police complaints, Zachary Ziemer, 22, was charged after officers responded Sept. 8 to a report of...

North Liberty teen charged with vehicular homicide following crash last year

DI STAFF

September 10, 2012

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A North Liberty teen was arrested Sept. 6 in connection with the auto accident that killed Mackenzie Lown, a 14-year-old student at Clear Creek Amana High School, last year. Zachary Swenka, 19, was released from the Johnson County...

Regents to award and issue Hospital Revenue Bonds

DI STAFF

September 10, 2012

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During the state Board of Regents’ meeting on Wednesday, the regents will consider a resolution sale, awarded, authorization, and issuance of Hospital Revenue Bonds in order to build a new Children’s Hospital at the UI.   This...