The Daily Iowan

Officers testify in Fry trial, describe crime scene

OLIVIA MORAN

March 12, 2009

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An Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent said Curtis Fry was shocked, scared, and shaking when officials told him he was suspected of killing an elderly man while intoxicated last year. Prosecutors played Fry’s February...

Alcohol over-consumption too common

CHRIS CLARK

March 12, 2009

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With more than 100 local businesses serving alcohol, one thing is clear — it’s easy to get your hands on liquor in Iowa City. Health Iowa Assistant Director Tanya Villhauer believes this accessibility plays a major role in...

UI sees an increase in double majors

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 12, 2009

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UI junior and English major Cathryn Spinler had dreams of breaking into the publishing industry. But with the current economy, jobs and internships in the field are hard to come by. So the 21-year-old added a journalism major...

UI flooded with budget suggestions

ANNA LOTHSON

March 12, 2009

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With more than 10,000 hits and 237 submissions and counting, the UI budget website has been receiving cost-shaving suggestions ranging from sacrificing landscaping and fixing leaky faucets to cutting salaries and reducing paper...

Forum reviews harassment policy

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 12, 2009

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Through the myriad topics covered in Wednesday’s open forum about revisions to the UI’s sexual-harassment policy, one thread bound the responses together: to be proactive rather than reactive. “We don’t necessarily want...

County to save in jail deal

CLARK CAHILL AND ANNA LOTHSON

March 12, 2009

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All overflow inmates from Johnson County Jail will now be taken to Marshall County Jail — a move that will make it easier to track inmates and could save the county hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. The 92-bed jail...

Hawkeye residents seek cambus route for groceries

LINI GE

March 12, 2009

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Ahmed Al Zahrani’s family still enjoy home-cooked meals at least twice a day since moving to Iowa City eight months ago. But grocery shopping more than once a week can be painful for the family from Saudi Arabia — they don’t...

Local police to get grants

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 12, 2009

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Iowa City authorities are discussing how to spend almost $200,000 expected to be granted to the police through the federal Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program. Though city officials still need to apply for the money,...

Mich-again for Iowa at Big Ten Championships

SCOTT MILLER

March 12, 2009

Filed under Sports

Manny Harris sat on the bench for the first minute in overtime. You figured he was hurt or that Michigan head coach John Beilein was going to work his star into the game somehow. But Harris, an All-Big Ten first team selection...

Each game a season as Iowa searches for winning formula

CHARLIE KAUTZ

March 12, 2009

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The Iowa men’s basketball team was like a wet matchbook during Big Ten play this season. For every rare game with just enough spark to ignite a fire under the Hawkeyes, there were several that saw Iowa flare out, a team overcome...

Looking for wrestling revenge in the nationals

ZACH SMITH

March 12, 2009

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Tom Brands is not big on superstition, nor are his wrestlers. Whether it’s a uniform change, a pre-match ritual, even a select pair of socks, the Hawkeye wrestlers rarely lose their focus on the big picture — or, in Iowa...

Women’s golf struggles after 12th place finish in Florida

PETER GUSTIN

March 12, 2009

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The weather was sunny, around 80 degrees. The course was very forgiving with wide fairways and flat greens. However, it wasn’t Iowa’s time to excel. Before entering the Eagle Landing Invitational, hosted by James Madison,...