The Daily Iowan

UI Health Alliance promises $1 million gift

MEGAN SANCHEZ

December 8, 2013

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In a city such as Iowa City, a medical-care facility can be easily found, but in rural areas, often would-be patients go unseen because of the lack of physicians.  Carver College of Medicine Dean Debra Schwinn said she hopes...

FDA approves foreign vaccine to disrupt meningitis outbreak at Princeton University

ABIGAIL MEIER

December 8, 2013

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Federal health officials have decided to accept a vaccine not originally approved in the United States to fight an outbreak of meningitis at Princeton University. While University of Iowa officials cannot say if they would accept...

Local activist to take several million steps against climate change

MEGAN DEPPE

December 8, 2013

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Four pairs of shoes, five hours, eight months, and 7 million steps — this is what lies before Miriam Kashi, a local environmental activist who will undertake the Great March For Climate Action this coming year. The Great...

Sustainability advocates unite

LILY ABROMEIT

December 8, 2013

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Achieving a more sustainable campus has been an underlying goal at the University of Iowa for years, and University of Iowa Student Government senators took another step in an environmentally friendly direction Sunday with a Sustainability...

Branstad names new communication director

DI STAFF

December 8, 2013

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Gov. Terry Branstad’s communications director has decided to pursue a job in the private sector. His replacement will be the Branstad-Reynolds campaign communications director who is also a University of Iowa graduate. Tim...

Coralville awarded flood mitigation grant

DI STAFF

December 8, 2013

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Flood mitigation efforts in Coralville will soon be completed. Coralville has been awarded $9.7 million from the state of Iowa. The city will use the grant to construct permanent and removable floodwalls on the south side of...

Chicago woman charged with robbery

DI STAFF

December 8, 2013

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A Chicago woman allegedly became physical at Dillard’s when confronted about some jeans. Erica Lacey, 42, was charged Dec. 6 with second-degree robbery. According to a Coralville police complaint, Lacey was seen entering and...

Coralville woman charged with theft

DI STAFF

December 8, 2013

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A Coralville woman has been accused of stealing $932 worth of merchandise from Target. Santanna Robinson, 28, was charged Dec. 6 with second-degree theft. According to a Coralville police complaint, Robinson contributed to theft...

Iowa City woman charged with third OWI

DI STAFF

December 8, 2013

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An Iowa City woman has been accused of driving while intoxicated for the third time. Mary Bobotaylor, 49, was charged Dec. 3 with third-offense OWI. According to an Iowa City police complaint, officers responded to a personal-injury...

Cedar Rapids man charged with forgery

DI STAFF

December 8, 2013

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A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of leaving Scheels with stolen merchandise. Daquan Jefferson, 18, was charged Oct. 29 with forgery. According to a Coralville police complaint, Jefferson was observed leaving Scheels with...

Wisconsin man charged with going armed with intent

DI STAFF

December 8, 2013

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A Wisconsin man has been accused of entering a bar while armed with a BB gun. Esteban Estrada Jr., 23, was charged Dec. 7 with carrying toy guns and slingshots and going armed with intent. According to an Iowa City police complaint,...

Iowa to play LSU in Outback Bowl

BEN ROSS

December 8, 2013

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Following an abysmal 2012 season that featured just four wins, the Iowa football team doubled its win total this year and earned a bid to compete against No. 16 LSU in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 1. Expectatio...