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Fate of farm bill depends on results of Tuesday’s election

CASSIDY RILEY

November 5, 2012

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Officials in agricultural states such as Iowa are calling for the passage of the farm bill, and the outcome of Tuesday’s election could decide its fate. When its last session adjourned, Congress had not approved the 2012...

Iowa City trees wrapped in hand-knit Tree Huggers

BRIANNA JETT

November 5, 2012

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A bomb went off in Iowa City. A “knitting bomb,” that is. Cloaked in great swatches of hand-knit yarn, the trees of downtown Iowa City stand just a bit cozier this holiday season, thanks to local knitters. Each piece...

UI to implement online add/drop process

LAUREN COFFEY

November 5, 2012

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The University of Iowa will begin offering an online option for dropping and adding classes during the first five days of classes starting spring semester. “We’re trying to react to the desire of the students,” said Thomas...

Obama wins landslide victory in Hamburg’s Coffee Bean Caucus

ERIC CLARK

November 5, 2012

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While the presidential race is widely considered to be neck-and-neck between President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the Coffee Bean Caucus held by the Hamburg Inn No. 2 produced different results. The Hamburg...

Former UI student who assaulted cop will remain a felon

BRENT GRIFFITHS

November 5, 2012

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A former University of Iowa student will, barring an appeal, remain a convicted felon for the rest of his life after a judge denied his request to defer his sentence Nov. 2. And that is something one University of Iowa law professor...

Man accused of eluding an officer

DI STAFF

November 5, 2012

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A Washington, Iowa, man has been accused of OWI and eluding a law-enforcement vehicle. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, Colton Singbeil, 21, 320 E. Main St., was allegedly driving on Forevergreen Road...

Man accused of stealing a bicycle

DI STAFF

November 5, 2012

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An Iowa City man has been accused of stealing a bicycle valued at $3,000 from an Iowa City home. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Mickey Goodman, 22, address unknown, allegedly stole the bicycle from a garage at 815...

Iowa City Finance Director to retire

DI STAFF

November 5, 2012

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Iowa City Finance Director Kevin O’Malley will retire from his position, City Manager Tom Markus announced in a city memorandum. O’Malley has been employed by the city since August 1985. He initially worked as an...

Hoosier defensive tackles dominate Iowa line

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

November 5, 2012

Filed under Sports

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — Take two redshirt freshmen offensive linemen, 270 and 275 pounds, and line them up against a 294-pound senior and a 295-pound fifth-year senior. Iowa’s Jordan Walsh and Austin Blythe were pitted against...

Commentary: Meet the new loss, same as the old loss

SAM LOUWAGIE

November 5, 2012

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BLOOMINGTON, IND. — Kirk Ferentz on Nov. 3: “Needless to say, disappointed to get the loss. Credit Indiana. I thought our guys played hard, just clearly didn’t play well enough to win. And they did, so they ended...

Iowa men’s basketball forces 31 turnovers in exhibition romp

TOM CLOS

November 5, 2012

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It seems that allowing 72.5 points per game, as the Iowa basketball team did last season, has grown out of style in Iowa City. For proof, look no further than the Iowa men’s basketball team’s performance in its exhibition...

Gesell makes early, efficient impact in men’s hoops exhibition

TORK MASON

November 5, 2012

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It didn’t take long for Mike Gesell to make his mark on the Iowa men’s basketball team. The freshman led all scorers with 18 points in the Hawkeyes’ 100-54 exhibition victory over Division-II Quincy University...