The Daily Iowan

Curtis Fry trial nears

OLIVIA MORAN

March 5, 2009

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Attorneys and prosecutors in the Curtis Fry case argued over the use of an intoxication defense at Fry’s final pretrial conference on Wednesday, never reaching a conclusion. Sixth District Judge Mitchell Turner ordered the...

Author Alice Sebold draws more than 500 to IMU

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

March 5, 2009

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Best-selling author Alice Sebold adorned bright red, rectangular glasses as she began her Wednesday presentation at the IMU by reading from her first novel, The Lovely Bones. She started, “My name was Salmon, like the fish;...

UI law school honors 3 alumni

OLIVIA MORAN

March 5, 2009

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Robert Youle rarely sleeps. He juggles dozens of cases at his law firm in Colorado while volunteering daily for the American Cancer Society — earning him one of three alumni awards presented by the UI College of Law this year...

Know your renters’ rights

GEOFF WARING

March 5, 2009

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Greg Bal, the UI Student Legal Services’ supervising attorney, wants students to know something about local landlords. “Landlords in Iowa City are trying to get every penny out of you,” he said at a presentation Wednesday. Around...

Councilors ponder fire station

AMANDA McCLURE

March 5, 2009

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Iowa City councilors will continue to make large cuts to the city’s operating budget in an effort to balance capital projects and counter economic stresses. Councilors agreed to cut $1 million from the budget over the next...

Students help others with taxes

MAGGIE PETERS

March 5, 2009

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In six months, UI senior Evan Malcom will put his accounting degree to use as a corporate accountant at Grant Thornton LLP in Kansas City. He got a head start in his field thanks to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program,...

Provost’s forum to focus on rights

SHANE ERSLAND

March 5, 2009

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Human rights will be highlighted at the third-annual UI Provost’s Forum for International Affairs, which will take place today and Friday in the University Capitol Centre. Gay Seidman, a University of Wisconsin-Madison sociology...

Culver, in Old Capitol, pushes flood awareness

TESSA McLEAN

March 5, 2009

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It’s been roughly 150 years since Iowa’s first governor worked at a desk in the Old Capitol. But Wednesday, Gov. Chet Culver signed a proclamation declaring March as Flood Awareness Month from that desk. On his first day...

For wrestling uniforms, it’s back to the Gable era

ZACH SMITH

March 5, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa wrestling is defined by its tradition. A tradition built by hard work and execution, a tradition of all business all the time. A legacy of domination. Iowa head coach Tom Brands has become the Mickey Mantle to Dan Gable’s...

As women head to Big Ten, let the madness begin

JEFF PAWOLA

March 5, 2009

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The women’s Big Ten Tournament will begin today in Conseco Field House in Indianapolis, with three first-round games featuring the teams at the bottom of the bracket. Seeds 6-11 will open up tournament play with the hope of...

Iowa not a tennis Eden for recruits

ROBBIE LEHMAN

March 5, 2009

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Iowa women’s tennis head coach Daryl Greenan sits in his office surfing tennis websites, looking to find the next Hawkeye star. He regularly checks out sites such as tennisrecruiting.net and collegetennisonline.com to search...

Women’s golf pitching for consistency

PETER GUSTIN

March 5, 2009

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Coming off a fall season marked by inconsistency, the Iowa women’s golf team is getting ready to tee it up in warm weather. The Hawkeyes started the season by defeating Stetson in a dual on Feb. 14, carding a 312 as a team...