The Daily Iowan

Roosevelt school will officially close

DAVID GREEN

June 10, 2009

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Roosevelt Elementary students will attend new schools next year, and many in the community are unhappy about it. The Iowa City School Board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to close Roosevelt — which officials said is overcrowded...

Economy limits students’ college choices

AMANDA McCLURE

June 10, 2009

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The common advice imparted to high-school graduates to dream big may have been bullied by this year’s failing economy. In a study released Tuesday the National Association for College Admission Counseling found more students...

Local Chrysler dealer loses franchise

MICHELLE BORYCA

June 10, 2009

Filed under News

Local Chrysler dealership owner Jeff Carr spent last week in New York testifying before bankruptcy court. And at midnight on Tuesday, his dealership was officially orphaned from the Chrysler family. On May 14, McGurk Meyers, 404 S...

Fighting crime with texts

ABE TEKIPPE

June 10, 2009

Filed under News

In an effort to reach out to the younger, more tech-savvy generations, law enforcement agencies across the United States, including some in Iowa, are embracing text messaging to fight crime. Black Hawk County will become the...

Tiffin resists more sheriff deputies

HOLLY HINES

June 10, 2009

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Because Tiffin has a growing population and a new high school in the works, Johnson County law-enforcement officials want deputies to spend more time patrolling the expanding town. But some officials in that town, around 15 miles...

Police stress need for witnesses

NICOLE KARLIS

June 10, 2009

Filed under News

One Iowa City police official considers a witness as vital as the physical evidence when investigating a case. But despite a year of numerous fatal accidents and violent crimes, officers see a discouraging trend among college...

City looks to retain fight ordinance fines

CHRIS CLARK

June 10, 2009

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A proposed change to include fights and other violent behavior under Iowa City’s ordinance against disorderly conduct would mean more money for the city and less for the state. The city’s definition of disorderly conduct...

Injuries riddle baseball squad

TRAVIS VARNER

June 10, 2009

Filed under Sports

Injuries dashed the Iowa baseball team’s hopes of a successful 2009 season, squashing the Hawkeyes’ high preseason expectations. Iowa had an overall record of 16-35 and a Big Ten record of 4-19, last in the conference. Head...

Farley geared up for NCAAs

ZACH CHRISWELL

June 10, 2009

Filed under Sports

Karessa Farley is ready to prove the rankers wrong in the NCAA championships for a second time. She entered the NCAA indoor meet in March ranked 13th nationally in the 60-meter hurdles and proceeded to finish eighth. Now going...

Shot putter eyes last college hurrah

J.T. BUGOS

June 10, 2009

Filed under Sports

John Hickey’s favorite moment of his four-year career was finishing second to teammate Shane Maier in the Big Ten indoor championships his sophomore year. Hickey describes it as the best competition he has ever been in and says...

Out of control rent causes slew of problems in Iowa City

DEEANNA BLETTE

June 10, 2009

Filed under Opinions

With the saturation of Iowa City’s rental market and growing population of college students, certain rental agencies, such as mine, and real-estate owners have targeted renters in Iowa City, college students in particular. These...

Court judgment squelches conflict of interest

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

June 10, 2009

Filed under Opinions

In ruling that a justice on West Virginia’s highest court should have recused himself from a case involving a campaign benefactor, the U.S. Supreme Court has righted an egregious wrong. More important, the 5-4 decision will...