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Nobel Prize-winning economist Krugman to speak at UI today

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 27, 2009

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For those looking for a sugar-coated view of America’s current economic plight, Paul Krugman’s lecture most likely won’t be a fit. “We’re in depression economics, and it could become very, very severe,” said the...

Pellet-gun shot sparks lawsuit against Firewater owner

ZHI XIONG

March 27, 2009

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After getting shot with a pellet gun at Firewater Bar, a Texas woman is seeking damages, serving its owner with a lawsuit for keeping the loaded weapon close to patrons. Sara Ann Preston, of McAllen, Texas, filed the lawsuit...

UI, Iowa City hold binge drinking confab

TESSA McLEAN

March 27, 2009

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Some local officials plan to F.A.C. today — by focusing on alcohol consumption. In yet another effort to curb binge drinking in the community, representatives from the UI and Iowa City will meet today in a series of sessions...

Girl Scouts seek new image in 21st century

MARY HARRINGTON

March 27, 2009

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From modern T-shirts to Internet-embracing ideals, the 97-year-old Girl Scouts is getting a makeover after a dip in membership. And the females leading the way are getting younger, with college students targeted for new troop...

City Park on the way back from flood

AMANDA McCLURE

March 27, 2009

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After nearly a year of rebuilding, City Park will once again host summer Little League and Shakespeare festivals. Construction is coming to a close on the park, which sustained extensive damage during last summer’s flood, and...

Faces of the UI: Relaxing the mind to focus

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 27, 2009

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Sitting in his Iowa City office, sports counselor Morrie Adams is surrounded by wrestling memorabilia. He is a licensed social worker by training, but in addition to his private practice, he volunteers as a sports counselor with...

Labor legislation not moving

SHAWN GUDE

March 27, 2009

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For labor advocates, it’s been a disappointing Iowa Legislature session. The only labor bill to come up for a vote was a prevailing-wage bill, which failed by a single vote in the House last month. But strong feelings haven’t...

UI flood mitigation planners have decisions ahead of them

JENNIFER DELGADO

March 27, 2009

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Rebuilding the UI after last summer’s flood has been a complex process, but officials said they are committed to moving forward. Members of the UI’s Flood Mitigation Task Force and Campus Planning Committee met Thursday with...

State tax plan cuts taxes for most

SHAWN GUDE

March 27, 2009

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Middle- and lower-income Iowans would receive money back if a Democrat-backed tax proposal unveiled Thursday makes its way through the Legislature. One-third of Iowans would pay more in taxes under the plan. Iowa is one of a...

Basketball’s Jake Kelly to leave Hawkeyes

SCOTT MILLER

March 27, 2009

Filed under Sports

Jake Kelly, Iowa’s leading scorer this past season, will transfer from the program to be closer to his family, according to the Tribune-Star newspaper in Terre Haute, Ind. “He wanted to be closer to home after the death of...

Baseball faces always tough Michigan

JEFF PAWOLA

March 27, 2009

Filed under Sports

After a slow start to the 2009 season, the Iowa baseball team will try to continue its recent winning ways in its Big Ten season-opener against Michigan at 4 p.m., today. It’s the first contest of a three-game series this weekend...

Women’s tennis hungry for win against Ohio State

ROBBIE LEHMAN

March 27, 2009

Filed under Sports

A new mantra was swirling as the Iowa women’s tennis team practiced early Wednesday morning to prepare for its dual meet with Ohio State at 3 p.m. today. “Buckeyes for breakfast” was the slogan of the day, invented by junior...