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Regent defends intervening with U. Iowa on ethanol

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Regent Bruce Rastetter intervened on behalf of ethanol industry leaders who were upset with a prominent University of Iowa researcher for warning that water-intensive ethanol production was threatening Iowa's water supply, records show. Critics called the intervention of Rastetter, an ethanol executive and top donor to Gov. Terry Branstad, another example of his...