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Judge: Fry guilty of voluntary manslaughter

DI STAFF

April 3, 2009

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Curtis Fry is guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Patrick McEwen, 6th District Judge Mitchell Turner said Friday morning. “Ladies and gentlemen: take note,” Turner said at the conclusion. “A good man died,...

Iowa legalizes same-sex marriage in Supreme Court ruling

ADAM SULLIVAN

April 3, 2009

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Iowa is now one of three states to allow gay marriage. A unanimous ruling from the Iowa Supreme Court decided that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The ruling was handed down Friday morning. The precedent came...

Tuition, drinking head UISG candidates’ debate

MICHELE DANNO

April 3, 2009

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With vibrant T-shirts, banners, spirit towels, and energetic chants, the first of three debates among UI Student Government candidates seemed like a pep rally. But the three presidential hopefuls — Mike Currie, Emily Grieves,...

Rabbi on Fry verdict, expected today: ‘It’s a no-win situation’

ZHI XIONG

April 3, 2009

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Rabbi Jeff Portman plans to be at the Johnson County Courthouse this morning. It would be the fifth time in the last month. After a trial that concluded March 13, Curtis Fry, 22, will hear today whether 6th District Judge Mitchell...

Faces of the UI: Peter Nathan has 40 years eyeing the effect of booze

TESSA McLEAN

April 3, 2009

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UI Professor Emeritus Peter Nathan just can’t stop thinking about alcohol. But the former interim UI president and provost isn’t thinking about it in the way most UI students do on the weekends. He has spent more than 40...

Counseling appointments up in UI employee program

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 3, 2009

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More UI employees and their family members are seeking counseling from the UI Employee Assistance Program — and officials expect the number to climb. In March, the program’s officials hired a temporary therapist to accommodate...

North Side takes step toward some history

CLARK CAHILL

April 3, 2009

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Iowa City’s North Side neighborhood is one step closer to being accepted as a historic district. The Iowa City Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend a proposal for the neighborhood to be designated as...

Kirkwood works to lower dropout rate

MEGAN DIAL

April 3, 2009

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The first few weeks of class are crucial to the success of new students at community colleges, and officials at Kirkwood Community College are already gearing up for a bigger welcome event next semester. “It is very important,”...

Center focuses on deaths caused by injuries

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

April 3, 2009

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An average of 1,500 Iowans — 6 percent of the state’s population — die each year from injury-related deaths, according to a recent report by the UI Injury Prevention Research Center and the Iowa Department of Public Health. The...

Delta Sigma Theta sorority 90 and still blazing

ASHLEY HAUGO

April 3, 2009

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Courageous trailblazers. For Quinnetta Claytor, those two words define her fellow Delta Sigma Theta sisters, nearly 100 of whom will descend upon the UI campus this weekend to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the university’s...

Ask the DI: Flat-screen TVs in Main Library for computer availability?

DI STAFF

April 3, 2009

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Q: “Why did the UI Main Library install a flat-screen TV to show which computers were open?” A: The ITS staff in the UI Main Library added a 52-inch monitor in late fall 2008 at the entrance to the second-floor computer lab, ho...

Women’s gymnastics team set for regional

EVELYN LAU

April 3, 2009

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The Iowa women’s gymnastics team received an early sign of good news when head coach Larissa Libby was recently named the North Central Regional Coach of the Year. Heading into this weekend’s NCAA North Central Regional meet...