The Daily Iowan

Iowa City dumps manager Lombardo, mum on why

CHRIS CLARK

April 20, 2009

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Many are still confused about why the Iowa City City Council unanimously voted to fire City Manager Michael Lombardo on April 17. All city officials contacted over the weekend refused to give details on the decision to let go...

In current crises, Iowa City seniors recall ‘Great D’

MARY HARRINGTON

April 20, 2009

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Olive Wallace was just a little girl when the Great Depression left her family scrambling for cash. Now, decades later, 87-year-old Wallace still picks up every curbside penny she comes across, cherishing every available cent...

Matthews receives life sentence

ZHI XIONG

April 20, 2009

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Micah Matthews will spend life in prison without parole for first- and second-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary. 6th District Judge Douglas Russell added two consecutive sentences of the 25-year maximum. Matthews will...

Health Care has global vision

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 20, 2009

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As medicine becomes more global, UI Health Care officials feel they need to compete with major hospitals. And the UI Health Care International Office will help them do just that. “We want to stay on the map, so we have to...

UI dorms are full of lore

CLARK CAHILL

April 20, 2009

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Each year the UI’s residence halls become a temporary home to thousands of undergraduate students — most of them freshmen. Though dorm life is a short stint in many residents’ lives, some of the halls have noteworthy historical...

Law students face uncertain prospects

CHRIS CLARK

April 20, 2009

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It’s crunch time for students in the UI College of Law. They’re preparing for their last round of finals coming up later this month, but that sweet, “finally done” feeling following the last test may be absent thanks...

House OKs credit transfers measure

SHAWN GUDE

April 20, 2009

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Rep. Jeff Kaufmann, R-Wilton, concedes the credit-transfer experiences of students such as UI junior Danni Huss are common. “Everything went great,” said Huss, who graduated from Iowa Central Community College with an associate’s...

Art Museum future murky

CAITLIN LOMBARDO

April 20, 2009

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When people gathered in the Bijou on April 18, it wasn’t for a matinee movie — it was to discuss the future of the UI Museum of Art. And it’s still cloudy, UI President Sally Mason said. “I wish I was here to tell you...

Lots of football Hawks banged up, Edds will be ready

SCOTT MILLER

April 20, 2009

Filed under Sports

Before the April 18 spring scrimmage, linebacker A.J. Edds didn’t look like a player recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. Instead of standing on the sidelines like some of his injured defenders, the senior-to-be was...

Bruggeman just wants an opportunity to join NFL

RYAN YOUNG

April 20, 2009

Filed under Sports

Playing football as a tyke in the Midwest, the only thing Rob Bruggeman wanted to be growing up was a Hawkeye. He didn’t want to be a Bear, or a Packer, or a Viking. And he certainly didn’t aspire to be a Lion. From the p...

Iowa softball sweeps Spartans

JON LINDER

April 20, 2009

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The two games of Iowa’s double-header with Michigan State on April 18 could not have ended on more contrasting terms. The Hawkeyes (35-11, 7-5) beat the Spartans 8-0 in six innings on the run rule in Game One, before treating...

Tennis’ Bierich nails final win against Boilermakers

AMIE KIEHN

April 20, 2009

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The last home match for Iowa senior Christian Bierich ended exactly how he wanted. All eyes were transfixed on him and Purdue’s Slavko Bijelica with the dual meet between the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers tied at 3. The wind gusted...