Today's Photos


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Cindy Peterson pours a dirt sample into a soil-floatation device at the Office of the State Archaeologist on Thursday. Peterson, a University of Nevada graduate, has been an archaeologist at the University of Iowa for 18 years. The soil sample came from a storage pit from the Ioway tribe near Ottumwa and dates back to around 1765 to 1820, she said.

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Southeast Junior High eighth-graders Eve Small and Sami Beckman sort clothes at the United Action for Youth clothing drive on Thursday. The drive provided kids between the ages of 12 and 18 with clothing and received support from residents and the local greek community.

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Swimmers enter the water in mixed 50 fly style during the intramural swimming competition on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.
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UI freshman Zak Kauffman practices on the tenor pad in his Burge room Thursday. "I chose to live in the art living and learning community because art is fun," he said.
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New City Manager Tom Markus shakes hands with people at a reception in his honor on Thursday in City Hall. The line of eager attendees stretched out the door, with people wearing anything from suits to sweatshirts and plenty of men in uniform, all waiting for a handshake and a little face time with the new city manager. "I'm happy to be here; this is a wonderful place to be … there's a lot of potential for improvement," said Markus, who was formerly the city manager of Birmingham, Mich. "I hope to leave the city better than how I found it."
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Iowa senior guard Kachine Alexander (21) celebrates following a Hawkeye basket during Iowa's game against in-state rival Iowa State in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Iowa thrashed the Cyclones, 62-40.
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Iowa 197-pounder Luke Lofthouse grabs the leg of UNI's Joe Johnson during their meet in the West Gym of UNI on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Lofthouse won, 19-7, by major decision.
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Florence Boos, who teaches Victorian poetry, nonfiction prose, and cultural studies at the University of Iowa, stands in her office on the third floor of the English-Philosphy Building on Thursday. Boos went on sabbatical last spring and completed a 400-page draft of a book, Art, Ethics and History: The Early Writings of William Morris.


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