The Daily Iowan

Former coworkers split on Lombardo firing

ANNA LOTHSON

April 22, 2009

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With rumors swirling after former City Manager Michael Lombardo’s termination last week, his former coworkers are taking conflicting positions. In Allegan County, Mich. — where Lombardo formerly worked as county administrator...

Your Party hit with $50 fine

MICHELE DANNO

April 22, 2009

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The Student Elections Board ruled Tuesday that Your Party will face a monetary fine — not voter penalties — for complaints filed against it during campaigning. After a slew of rulings and appeals, the elections board decided...

Culver signs aid bill in Iowa City

CLARK CAHILL

April 22, 2009

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Homeowners affected by last year’s flood received a little more help Tuesday after Gov. Chet Culver signed a Jump-Start housing bill while working in the Old Capitol for the second time. The bill eases rules for Jump-Start...

Music and theater to lose temporary trailers

TESSA McLEAN

April 22, 2009

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Twenty-two beige trailers filling the parking lot near Hancher Auditorium will disappear this summer. The mobile trailers have provided temporary space for music and theater programs once housed in the Voxman Music Building and...

UIHC gets innovative ORs

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 22, 2009

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Recovering from neurosurgery used to take weeks, possibly months. But with the latest technology at the UI Hospitals and Clinics, patients undergoing the procedure can return to their daily routines within days. The new surgical...

UI club taking stock

EMILY MELVOLD

April 22, 2009

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Investing in stocks might not sound like the best idea during the current economic climate, but three UI students think it’s a great idea. Through a new organization called HawkTrade, started by three UI men, students are meeting...

Center works for green

SHANE ERSLAND

April 22, 2009

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Plains Justice, a Cedar Rapids-based law center working for environmental justice in the Midwest, plans to further challenge the creation of new coal plants in Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota, the company’s president, Carrie...

Bike to school and enjoy ice cream

CHRIS CLARK

April 22, 2009

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Two favorite childhood memories will come together today on the Pentacrest: bike riding and eating ice cream. The UI Environmental Coalition is teaming up with local businesses and other university organizations to celebrate...

Hawks deep on receiving end for fall season

BRENDAN STILES

April 22, 2009

Filed under Sports

The receiving corps was by no means the most productive group of offensive players for Iowa in 2008, but it didn’t have to be — not with the likes of running back Shonn Greene or tight end Brandon Myers playing such vital...

NFL eyes Hawk Bradley Fletcher

RYAN YOUNG

April 22, 2009

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There is a reason Iowa cornerback Amari Spievey aspires to be like Bradley Fletcher. Playing alongside Fletcher last year, the junior-to-be saw firsthand how having a never-ending source of tackling fuel can generate interest...

McGlaughlin an RBI leader with a job after graduation

MIKE SLUSARK

April 22, 2009

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There’s a lot to be jealous of with Colleen McGlaughlin. Not only is the Iowa softball player second in the Big Ten in RBIs, she has something that every senior would kill for — a job after graduation. McGlaughlin is going...

Reporter has Wii bit of fun with Tennis team

ROBBIE LEHMAN

April 22, 2009

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It all started one day when I was playing Wii tennis on my roommate’s system, pretending I was Rafael Nadal crushing forehands at my opponent. I was curious. I wondered if Wii tennis actually translated to real tennis, and vice...