The Daily Iowan

Expert: Fry suffered blackout

OLIVIA MORAN

March 13, 2009

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A toxicologist testified he is sure Curtis Fry was blacked out from drinking too much the night he allegedly killed a 75-year-old man. Terry Martinez, who also specializes in pharmacology, said after reviewing police reports,...

Group gets some money for Chicago Amtrak

CAITLIN LOMBARDO

March 13, 2009

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The Quad Cities Passenger Rail Coalition has received $475,000 toward a goal of $56 million to install a passenger line linking Iowa City with Chicago. Paul Rumler, the group’s executive director, made the announcement at a...

Medicinal pot fails in Iowa

SHAWN GUDE

March 13, 2009

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Jeff Elton can’t control his stomach. The 55-year old Des Moines resident has a nasty medical condition — gastroparesis, or stomach paralysis — that precludes the normal digestion of food. The only thing that helps his...

Faces of the UI: Researcher goes to dogs

ADAM SULLIVAN

March 13, 2009

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Kneeling down on the hardwood floor of her Coralville home, Linda Bang had her hands full: one hand on Jack’s back and the other on Sam’s. “Come on, boys,” she said on Tuesday evening to her two rowdy puppies. “Let’s...

Intox defense has skeptics

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 13, 2009

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An intoxication defense in criminal trials isn’t uncommon, but UI professors are uncertain whether it applies for second-degree murder charges. Generally, voluntary intoxication can be used as a defense in specific intent crimes,...

Under-19 fine increase draws some fire

AMANDA McCLURE

March 13, 2009

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UI freshman Mary Wine wishes local officials would focus their attention on other issues downtown. A newly approved measure that increased the fine for under-19 patrons in bars after 10 p.m. doesn’t address the important issues,...

UI aids dual-career couples

MEGAN DIAL

March 13, 2009

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Jon Houtman made the decision to join the UI’s faculty as an assistant professor of microbiology largely because of one UI program: the Dual Career Network. “That was important, because my wife was a professional, too,”...

Reaching out to aid GLBT int’l students

LINI GE

March 13, 2009

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Two young men walking down the street on the UI campus with their arms linked will mostly likely be seen as homosexuals. But it is a common behavior elsewhere in the world, including India. “If you are looking at these through...

UI powers down to green

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 13, 2009

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In addition to the stacks of paper, cans, and bottles UI student Nicki Petersburg already recycles, she will likely add to her environmental repertoire by endorsing a new challenge to reduce the amount of computer energy consumption...

Research finds segregation in hospital rates

MEGAN DIAL

March 13, 2009

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A recent study released by two UI professors and a UI research scientist provides evidence for the existence of segregation and its potentially fatal effects. The researchers found that in highly segregated communities, black...

Budget-crunching on for UI

ANNA LOTHSON

March 13, 2009

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As the budget-crunching clock ticks away, members of the six task forces across campus are working feverishly to produce cost-saving proposals to UI administrators. Initiated by UI President Sally Mason, the six groups will address...

Free-clinic client numbers up

JENNIFER DELGADO

March 13, 2009

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More and more Iowans are using free health clinics — and officials said they expect the number to grow as the unemployment rate skyrockets. At the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic, officials said they haven’t seen a dramatic...