The Daily Iowan

Where’s the beef? Sky-high

ALISON KEIM

February 12, 2014

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Beef prices are on the m-o-o-ve. A shortage in cattle has led to a recent increase in beef prices leaving it at the highest it has been in the past several years. A downward trend in the number of beef cattle has contributed...

Weather blamed for lack of blood

KEVIN SVEC

February 12, 2014

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This year’s abnormally harsh winter has taken a toll on blood collections in Iowa and the rest of the Midwest. The 2013-14 winter has been ranked the ninth coldest Iowa winter in 121 years. The number of blood collections...

Hopeful backs ‘low-carb’ diet

DANIEL SEIDL

February 12, 2014

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Monica Vernon, a Democrat running for Iowa’s 1st Congressional Districtseat, believes the nation needs to slim down.  “The world needs, and America needs, to go on a low-carb diet,” Vernon said. “But...

Alcohol plan tweaked

MICHELLE NGO

February 12, 2014

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University of Iowa officials and students are striving to step down from the university’s position at the top of the Princeton Review’s party-school ranking. While the group has had some success, the members want to ...

Dem hopeful takes aim at poverty

LILY ABROMEIT

February 12, 2014

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Another gubernatorial Jonathan Narcisse, “At this moment in He said he is most focused Narcisse said in order In this proposal, for every Tom Hoefling, who is “We want to get government A statement from Gov. “The...

Dashboard tracks UI energy use

MEGAN DEPPE

February 12, 2014

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The Energy Control Center keeps track of the energy use at the University of Iowa on a dashboard-like system, and officials encourage community members to check it out. George Paterson, senior utilities system specialist for...

New leader for College Republicans

DI STAFF

February 12, 2014

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The University of Iowa’s College Republicans has a new head. UI junior Quentin Marquez, a political-science and international-relations major, is serving his first term as the College Republicans head. The Hawkeye Marching...

Area man allegedly chokes woman

DI STAFF

February 12, 2014

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A Coralville man allegedly broke door a down and attacked a woman. Ralph Costanzo Jr., 55, was accused on Tuesday with domestic abuse assault impeding air/blood-causing injury. According to a Coralville police complaint, officers...

Iowa woman allegedly chokes partner

DI STAFF

February 12, 2014

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A Marion woman allegedly choked her partner during a disagreement over music. Kumeka Jordan, 20, was charged on Wednesday with domestic-abuse assault impeding air/blood and causing bodily injury. According to a Coralville police...

Local man allegedly closed account after issuing check

DI STAFF

February 12, 2014

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An Iowa City man allegedly closed a University of Iowa Credit Union account after issuing a check. Daniel Hodges, 18, was charged on Feb. 9 with second-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Hodges wrote a...

Twain Elementary goes on lockdown

DI STAFF

February 12, 2014

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Mark Twain Elementary went into lockdown Wednesday after the Iowa City Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation were conducting an investigation at the 1600 block of Spruce Ct. As officials conducted the investigation,...

The Rosster: Iowa basketball can be the team we thought it was

BEN ROSS

February 12, 2014

Filed under Sports

The situation was grim in Champaign, Ill., on Feb. 1. Twelve minutes into its contest with Illinois, Iowa was up 21 points. Then the Illini started fighting. With nine minutes left in the game, Illinois had erased the deficit...