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Police decry assaults after another attack reported Wednesday

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 9, 2009

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An attack injuring three men early Wednesday morning outside Jakes — sending at least two to the hospital after a handful of men reportedly jumped one of them — is the latest in a string of violence downtown. “This should...

Mason stresses mutual support in economic crisis

TESSA McLEAN

April 9, 2009

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While UI officials consider faculty and staff layoffs, slashing pay, and a salary freeze, UI President Sally Mason maintains nothing is certain. At each of the two budget forums Wednesday, she said the UI will not find out final...

UISG ‘debate’ goes on (sort of)

ANNA LOTHSON

April 9, 2009

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The final UI Student Government “debate” went on as planned Wednesday night — with just one hitch. Only Your Party was there. Earlier this week, representatives of Go Party and L Party expressed concern about having UISG...

Meeting with local officials stresses communication

CHRIS CLARK

April 9, 2009

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The Iowa City School Board met Wednesday with city, town, and county officials to discuss the importance of communicating on issues facing the School District. Officials from Iowa City, North Liberty, Coralville, and University...

Officials detail tax plans

MAGGIE PETERS

April 9, 2009

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Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty officials discussed future projects that would use revenue generated by a proposed local-option sales tax at a joint information session Wednesday night. The tax, which residents will...

What the cluck?

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 9, 2009

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Iowa City resident Stacey Driscoll said she hopes one day her 3-year-old daughter Adilyn will be able to run in the backyard freely and raise her pet chicken. “It would be exciting for our family to raise our own chickens,”...

Urban planners aid neighborhood

CLARK CAHILL

April 9, 2009

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UI graduate student T.J. Patton was unsure how residents of the Miller-Orchard neighborhood would react to his group’s idea of making a five-year comprehensive plan to improve the area. But after his group’s first meeting...

Perlmutter new head of UI journalism school

MEGAN DIAL

April 9, 2009

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The UI appointed a new director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Wednesday. David D. Perlmutter — a professor in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas...

Celebrating Rodolfo-Sioson, Lu shooting survivor

LINI GE

April 9, 2009

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Watching a mini-screening of the one-hour documentary Miya of the Quiet Strength, the story of Miya Rodolfo-Sioson — the lone survivor of the 1991 shootings on the UI campus — Barbara Schelar could not help picturing the photo...

Ask the DI

DI STAFF

April 9, 2009

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Q: “Why aren’t any of the crosswalks in downtown Iowa City equipped with beeping signals for blind pedestrians?” A: Though this has been an issue that has been looked at in the past, Iowa City transportation planner John Yap...

Baseball drops 4th to Kansas

JEFF PAWOLA

April 9, 2009

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The Iowa baseball team never led in its 9-3 loss to Kansas at Banks Field on Wednesday. The Hawkeyes (11-17, 2-4) used five pitchers — starter and junior Zach Robertson, senior Nick Erdman, junior Mike Jacobs, sophomore Kevin...

Toole retools, Freie serves suspension, Blaser recovering well from surgery

RYAN YOUNG

April 9, 2009

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Don’t let the 15-game hitting streak fool you — Iowa senior shortstop Justin Toole admits he’s been struggling at the plate recently. On Tuesday against Kansas, Toole saw his offensive tear end abruptly as the Hawkeye co-captain...