The Daily Iowan

In faltering economy, cheap liquor sales up

CHRIS CLARK

April 1, 2009

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When UI junior Lauren McSweeney walked into Liquor House to pick up a bottle of vodka, her eyes moved down from the shelves of Grey Goose, Absolut, and Three Olives to find something a bit more affordable: Hawkeye vodka. “When...

Gardasil raises questions locally, nationally

ZHI XIONG

April 1, 2009

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On Tuesday evening, still sporting a pair of scrubs, Shannon Kussatz trailed her daughters Isabelle, 10, and Maddie, 8, to their Girl Scout field trip to the UI campus. They had gone shopping for Maddie’s First Communion dress...

In Iowa City moped landscape, many ‘outlaws’ are unknowingly so

ADAM SULLIVAN

April 1, 2009

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Of the approximately 40 mopeds outside Hillcrest Tuesday afternoon, only two of them had a flashy orange flag affixed to the rear. One of the flagless vehicles was Julia Kost’s off-white vehicle. She said her ride tops out...

For international students, U.S. jobs getting more difficult to attain

ASHLEY HAUGO

April 1, 2009

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With the tarnish of a bleak economy, the United States hasn’t lost all its glitter for international students. “[The United States] has, in fact, much better opportunities for international students compared with any other...

Residents react as tobacco tax hits Iowa City

SHANE ERSLAND

April 1, 2009

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Although UI freshman and smoker Bryn Lee Lovitt is already struggling to pay for her cigarettes, she said today’s tobacco tax increase won’t stop her from lighting up. “My smoking habit has already trumped my frugality,”...

Cuts roll along in Iowa legislature

SHAWN GUDE

April 1, 2009

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The UI and the state Board of Regents would both see state funding cuts of about 12 percent under a preliminary education budget passed out of the Iowa Legislature’s joint education appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday. Approximately...

UIHC heads into the age of digital records

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 1, 2009

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UI Hospitals and Clinics officials said they’re preparing to launch the largest phase of their transition from paper to digital records — the final switch will take place in a few weeks. On May 2, all UIHC departments, the...

Iowa City City Council to get budget aid

AMANDA McCLURE

April 1, 2009

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The Iowa City City Council will conduct a telephone survey across the city to receive more community input on their budget-setting decisions. The council previously voted to place city projects and services in a prioritization...

Baseball almost blows lead

RYAN YOUNG

April 1, 2009

Filed under Sports

Following a disheartening weekend series with Michigan, Iowa head coach Jack Dahm said he had three goals for his team entering the midweek: Clean up on defense, extend the pitching, and continue the offensive success. To a degree,...

Bluder upbeat about next year

JEFF PAWOLA

April 1, 2009

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For the second-straight year, the Iowa women’s basketball team will graduate five seniors — Wendy Ausdemore, Kristi Smith, Megan Skouby, Nicole VanderPol, and Lindsey Nyenhuis — and again look to be competitive despite their...

Holm sweet Holm in tennis

AMIE KIEHN

April 1, 2009

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While coaching a team of Little Leaguers in coaches’ pitch, Lloyd Holm managed to throw two no-hitters against his own squad. Perhaps it was a good thing his two sons switched to tennis. “He was maybe happy we decided to...

Softball hosts Illini as first Big Ten home game

JON LINDER

April 1, 2009

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Iowa softball will open its home Big Ten schedule today when Illinois comes to Pearl Field for a 5 p.m. double-header. Today’s games will be the first since dominating a home-opening twin bill with South Dakota on March 22. Illinois...