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What's up in Iowa City this week.

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Iowa City has a lot of interesting and unique events happening every week, so here are a few cool Iowa City events you might want to check out this week.
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Tea Party Express Rolls Through Iowa

Posted in: Iowa City Owl Political News and Opinion
Conservatives around Iowa are awaiting the arrival of the Tea Party Express, which is scheduled to make stops in Sioux City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport, Iowa during the group’s national bus tour on August 31, and September 1. The Express is coming to rally support for the upcoming Iowa Caucus, and 2012 Presidential Election.
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Can Google TV Survive?

Posted in: Iowa City Owl Tech News
Since October 2011, Google TV has been available in the United States. The next step in syncing our lives, Google TV allows users a customizable homepage, where users can keep shortcuts for their favorite channels, apps and games. It’s available by buying either a Sony internet television, Sony Blu-Ray Disc player or a Logitech Revue box set. The Logitech Revue box set also comes with a wireless keyboard because like a regular homepage, Google TV requires heavy text input in order to yield results. An example would be the search bar which sifts through all mediums to find whatever you type, so a search will yield results on both the internet and television.
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Tibetan Monk Immolates Himself in Public Protest

Posted in: Iowa City Owl World News
On Monday August 15th, a Tibetan Buddhist monk immolated himself in protest of the Chinese policies related to Tibet, coinciding with the Chinese communist party's latest political moves.
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Iowa City Events This Week

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With Afroman having performed at the Blue Moose last night, and Kenan Thompson live in the IMU tonight, there's a lot of local stuff happening in Iowa City. Events ranging from concerts, movie screenings, and festivals happen all the time here.
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Libyan Conflict Still Remains Up in Smoke

Posted in: Iowa City Owl World News
The war in Libya might finally be drawing to a close. Following the seizing of Tripoli, the Libyan capitol and last stronghold of former head of state Muammar Qaddafi, rebel leaders and the people of Libya are finally celebrating the end of sixth-months of intense fighting. But as Qaddafi’s whereabouts are still unknown and his sons remain free, many question the consequences of the old regime’s defeat.
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Friday Honored For Muslims Worldwide

Posted in: Iowa City Owl World News
This upcoming Friday marks a holy day for over a billion people across the globe, as Friday marks the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Local Muslims will spend this night in a state of intense worship and devotion, in imitation of Muhammad, secluding themselves from worldly events, to seek and submit to God's rewards and forgiveness.
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How will the 21 ordinance change Iowa 2011-2012?

Posted in: Iowa City Owl Iowa City News - Local Stories
With University of Iowa classes in full swing, Iowa City area businesses, bars & restaurants will be busy with the rush of new students and their families. From buying last minute supplies to grabbing a bite to eat after settling into a new dorm room, local establishments will be seeing a rush of business in the next couple of weeks. One question remains however; Heading into the 2011-2012 school year, and the 2nd year of the 21 ordinance in Iowa City, how will the downtown economy be affected?
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Web Surfing At Work Good For Your Health

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According to a story reported by the Wall Street Journal, web surfing at work improves performance.
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Patents Are Bad For The Economy

Posted in: Iowa City Owl Tech News
A patent is a set of rights guaranteeing an inventor the exclusive right to develop their own invention for a limited period of time. Well, that's what they're supposed to be.
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