The Daily Iowan

Study finds disinterest in young voters, UI campus groups disagree

CASSIDY RILEY

October 19, 2012

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With the general election under three weeks away, the campaigns strive to spark enthusiasm in one key demographic: the youth vote. A study released on Wednesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics claimed voters between the...

Johnson County Auditor spent more than $60,000 without Supervisors’ approval

DI STAFF

October 19, 2012

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Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett recently spent more than $60,000 on new electronic equipment, a much more costly purchase than the Board of Supervisors approved last year. During Thursday’s meeting, Supervisor Janelle...

UI Rec Center experiencing growing pains

QUENTIN MISIAG

October 19, 2012

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One of The University of Iowa’s newest and most popular campus buildings is experiencing growing pains, despite being open for just over two years. The three-level, 215,000 square-foot Campus Recreation & Wellness Center...

Expert: Discrimination trial for UI employee could have national impact

BRENT GRIFFITHS

October 19, 2012

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The lawsuit between an ex-dean at the University of Iowa College of Law and a former teaching candidate is ongoing, and officials continue to debate what effect a decision in the trial would have on universities nationwide. Teresa...

Obama and Romney differ on wars, spending

NICK HASSETT

October 19, 2012

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Though President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney have sparred on foreign policy and defense spending already, the barbs are sure to come out again in the Oct. 22 debate.  The candidates traded words in several...

Kid Captain beats overwhelming odds after botched appendectomy

ERIC CLARK

October 19, 2012

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Five percent. As Grant Stracke lay in a bed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in September 2011, doctors informed Phil and Sara Stracke that their son had a 5 percent chance of survival. Grant, 11, had received...

Fraternity encourages openness for LGBT Latinos on UI campus

TIERRA SIMPSON

October 19, 2012

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Growing up in a predominantly Latino community, University of Iowa sophomore and member of Sigma Lambda Beta international fraternity Paul Biagas encountered lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who feared coming out...

City Council could once again discuss possibility of a chicken ordinance

DI STAFF

October 19, 2012

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The chicken debate is popping up again with a motion set before the Iowa City City Council to establish a public hearing discussing the matter further in November. The motion will be looked at during the Oct. 23 meeting;...

North Liberty woman charged with felony theft

DI STAFF

October 19, 2012

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A North Liberty woman was charged Oct. 8 after allegedly stealing from her employer. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Jennifer Hauser, 35, was charged after corporate loss-prevention staff from O’Reilly Auto...

Man charged in apartment burglary

DI STAFF

October 19, 2012

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A local man was charged Oct. 9 after allegedly breaking into an Iowa City home. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Devon Kent, 21, address unknown, allegedly cut a screen on a window at 2025 Kountry Lane Apt. 101C and...

Hawkeye RB Garmon prepares for heavy workload in Weisman’s absence

SAM LOUWAGIE

October 19, 2012

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Greg Garmon had strict and specific orders when he trotted onto the field to start overtime on Oct. 13. Running back Mark Weisman had left the game after injuring his ankle while busting his way into the end zone to force overtime....

Soccer suffers crushing overtime loss to Huskers

TOM CLOS

October 19, 2012

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Ouch. This one hurt. The Iowa soccer team suffered a crushing blow, falling, 2-1, in overtime to Nebraska in the team’s annual “Pink Game” for breast-cancer awareness at the Iowa Soccer Complex on Thursday. Husker...