The Daily Iowan

Proposed tobacco tax increase welcomed by some Iowa City smokers

BRENT GRIFFITHS

April 17, 2013

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Some Iowa City smokers welcome a proposed increase in the federal tax on cigarettes provided the money goes to its current proposed destination. President Obama proposed a 94-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax as a part...

Storms cause first UI power outage since October

CASSIDY RILEY

April 17, 2013

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The storm that struck the Iowa City area Wednesday caused strife for the University of Iowa campus and the city alike. At approximately 11:10 a.m. Wednesday morning, Hillcrest Marketplace and the H400 wing of the building lost...

UI issues Hawk Alert for off-campus robbery

EMILY BUSSE

April 17, 2013

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One suspect in Wednesday’s reported armed robbery has been arrested, while the other remains at large, according to Iowa City Police. According to the alleged victims, two males entered the residence at 211 N. Linn St. at about...

Newborn screenings celebrates 50 years of work at the state Hygienic Lab

STACEY MURRAY

April 17, 2013

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of newborn screenings for genetic disorders, and the State Hygienic Lab continues to trek forward with a new screening set to launch next month, potentially saving lives from a new disorder. “As...

Final UI librarian candidate visits campus

LAUREN COFFEY

April 17, 2013

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Libraries are quickly changing, both dealing with new technology as well as dealing with budget cuts, and the University of Iowa is dealing with a new change — finding a head librarian to handle all the university’s libraries....

Seven-semester hour science course on its way to UI

QUENTIN MISIAG

April 17, 2013

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Imagine knocking out all seven required natural sciences general education credit hours in one class. Come next year, with the introduction of the Origins of Life in the Universe class at the University of Iowa, this will become...

Grassley’s proposal fails along with higher profile gun amendments

BRENT GRIFFITHS

April 17, 2013

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The alternative amendment to the Senate’s gun legislation proposed by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, failed to pass Wednesday. Another higher profile agreement on expanding background checks also failed to pass Wednesday night. A...

Branstad discusses current China trip with Iowa journalists

BRENT GRIFFITHS

April 17, 2013

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Gov. Terry Branstad said he received a warm reception during his 45-minute visit with the new president of China, but at this time did not have any trade deals to announce during his “extremely productive” trip. “It...

Eastern Iowa high school students get a peek at UI College of Medicine

SAM LANE

April 17, 2013

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Nearly 20 eastern Iowa high school students took a closer look Wednesday at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Workplace Learning Connection, a nonprofit partnership between Kirkwood Community College and the...

Woman accused of third-offense controlled substance

REBECCA MORIN

April 17, 2013

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A woman has been accused of holding a white powder residue believed to be methamphetamine. Nicole Odekrik, 40, was charged Monday with third or subsequent offence possession of a controlled substance. North Liberty police stopped...

Notebook: The Black and Gold Lines of Hawkeye football

BEN ROSS

April 17, 2013

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O-Line The 2013 Iowa football team will feature a reshuffled and largely unproven offensive line. The position group is tasked with replacing center James Ferentz, who was seen as the strong and unflinching captain of the o...

Ross: Sticks and stones may break bones, but can a color?

BEN ROSS

April 17, 2013

Filed under Sports

The visiting locker room at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium is catching flak — again. And from the same person. The whole controversy is something for the “doesn’t-make-sense department.” Jill Gaulding, a...