The Daily Iowan

Obama strikes chord locally

ANNA LOTHSON

February 25, 2009

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President Obama on Tuesday stressed to members of Congress and the American people that the solution to the nation’s many economic challenges lies within reach — something two UI faculty members say brought a positive tone...

Local chefs compete for March of Dimes

TIFFANY HUNG

February 25, 2009

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Armed with all different types of citrus — blood oranges, limes, and lemons — three local chefs showcased on Tuesday their special ingredient in a medley of dishes, including orange-flavored chocolate cake and key-lime marinated...

UI ethics system little used

MEGAN DIAL

February 25, 2009

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A UI system that allows students, staff, and faculty to anonymously report policy violations remains relatively unknown to portions of the university population it’s meant to serve. The UI adopted the system, called EthicsPoint,...

ER doctor delves into Lincoln assassination

CAITLIN LOMBARDO AND EMILY MELVOLD

February 25, 2009

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When it comes to the death of former President Abraham Lincoln, Cedar Rapids doctor Blaine Houmes takes a special interest. And on Tuesday at the UI Main Library, the emergency-room physician discussed the famed president’s...

Sales tax to go on ballot

AMANDA McCLURE

February 25, 2009

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After weeks of debate, the Iowa City City Council approved the language for a 1-cent sales-tax increase to be placed on May 5 special-election ballot. “It’s important that people know there’s no way we can fund these three...

School plan sparks dissent

CLARK CAHILL

February 25, 2009

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Frustration and confusion swept over the standing-room only crowd of community members during discussion Tuesday about what to do about Roosevelt Elementary. The Iowa City School Board was met with strong opposition to its strategic...

‘Transparency’ the word of the day for city council

AMANDA McCLURE

February 25, 2009

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As Iowa City officials prepare to allocate funds from the federal economic-stimulus plan, they aren’t worried about the transparency of their actions. President Obama has told officials across the country that he would use...

Patients react as free UIHC parking ends

JENNIFER DELGADO

February 25, 2009

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Elaine Andrews said she visits the UI Hospitals and Clinics every three months because she suffers difficult asthma problems. The Lawler, Iowa, resident said parking for free has been a nice break financially. But now she must...

Officials hope for agreement on activity fees

MICHELE DANNO

February 25, 2009

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Officials from the UI Student Government, the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students, and UI administrators agree on one thing: There needs to be an agreement over the student activity fees’ allocation — and...

Learning about stalking, homophobia through drama

SHANE ERSLAND

February 25, 2009

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UI students who may be bored with sitting through long, melodramatic plays from the likes of Shakespeare will have an opportunity to be involved in a new type of theater, starting this summer. Acting out stalking, homophobia,...

UI hospital support group targets new mothers

JENNIFER DELGADO

February 25, 2009

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Mothers may not know it, but when dealing with newborn babies or young toddlers gets tough, there is somewhere to turn. The UI Hospitals and Clinics is offering a new support group, Moms Supporting Moms, in which mothers with...

Tough match ahead as tennis faces foe Drake

AMIE KIEHN

February 25, 2009

Filed under Sports

Great rivalries have been a fixture of the sporting scene — Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal, Duke against North Carolina, Celtics versus Lakers. One rivalry that hasn’t dominated the headlines but is still deeply impassioned...