The Daily Iowan

City parks to see more aquatic features

JULIA SHRIVER

June 25, 2013

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Parents and their children have descended on city parks recently to enjoy the water play stations in the summer heat. But as more splash pads crop up around Iowa City, officials say these aquatic features are actually part of...

Landfill continues to recover from 2012 fire

ROBERT CROZIER

June 25, 2013

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A blaze consumed a large part of a newly constructed cell in the Iowa City Landfill a little more than a year ago, leaving a hot mess of toxic oil and spewing forth a plume of chemicals for Iowa City residents, public workers,...

Local activists join Chauncey opposition

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 25, 2013

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Iowa City resident Gary Sanders and local attorney Wally Taylor fought tooth and nail to halt the construction of a new Iowa City location for America’s largest retailer six years ago on 23 acres of city-owned land. In...

UI researcher named a Pew Scholar

ALISON CRISSMAN

June 25, 2013

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While many researchers spend time applying for grants to fund their studies, one University of Iowa researcher has received a funding assistance of a different kind. Qi Wu, an assistant professor of pharmacology in the Carver...

Group moves forward with Apartments Downtown lawsuit

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 25, 2013

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Renters living in and near downtown Iowa City could soon see renewed relief in relations with their landlords, all while footing a smaller bill for repairs, thanks in part to efforts by a handful of local lawyers and judges. They’re...

Iowa City and surrounding area named among smartest cities in the U.S.

QUENTIN MISIAG

June 25, 2013

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Iowa City and the surrounding area are among the smartest in the country, according to a recent study from Lumosity, a San Francisco-based brain-training company. The study, released Tuesday, used data from more than 3 million...

Davenport man charged with domestic abuse

KRISTEN EAST

June 25, 2013

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A Davenport man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a female following a concert at the Blue Moose. David Faust, 40, was charged with domestic-abuse assault on Monday after he and the female got into a verbal argument....

Woman charged after stealing watch from Von Maur

KRISTEN EAST

June 25, 2013

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A local woman has been charged after allegedly stealing from Von Maur. Charlene Maher, 45, was charged with fourth-degree theft on Monday after Iowa City police responded to the Von Maur in Sycamore Mall after receiving a report...

Man charged after stealing pickup, semi

KRISTEN EAST

June 25, 2013

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A local man has been charged after he allegedly stole a GMC pickup. Nathan Mueller, 22, was charged on March 13 with first-degree criminal mischief. According to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office complaint, Mueller and two...

Notebook: Running backs aplenty for Iowa football

CODY GOODWIN

June 25, 2013

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The signs look favorable — at least for the moment — that, come August, Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz will be blessed with something he didn’t have much of during last year’s abysmal 4-8 campaign. Ferentz spoke...

Prep standout Stokes back for Game Time

RYAN YOUNG

June 25, 2013

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Kiah Stokes is back in town and ready to play some basketball. Stokes, who was a late addition to the Game Time League, was placed on Joe Johnston’s team, where she’ll play alongside Iowa players Theairra Taylor and...

Point/Counterpoint: Who should go first in the NBA Draft?

DI STAFF

June 25, 2013

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Victor Oladipo, Indiana If Victor Oladipo’s play last season at Indiana didn’t impress you, I don’t know what will. Now, sure, Indiana didn’t win the NCAA title; the Hoosiers didn’t even make the Fi...