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Students and toilet-scrubbing odd jobs

MICHELLE BORYCA

June 15, 2009

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Dog days Two guys and a Vienna hot-dog cart sit on the intersection of Clinton and Burlington Streets. So about two weeks ago, they opened that place. Foust said the two entrepreneurs are trying to mimic the famous Portillo’...

More full-time students also working

AMY MATTSON

June 15, 2009

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Recent data show the percentage of full-time students working more than 20 hours a week has doubled since 1970. But the relationship between student employment and education is complicated. And with universities and students...

Wrecking ball could be coming for some UI apartments

ZHANRAN ZHAO

June 15, 2009

Filed under News

On June 12, 2008, a classmate told graduate student Erin Barnes she had to evacuate her Hawkeye Court apartment by 4 p.m. the next day. She packed her bags and left, along with all other Hawkeye Court residents displaced by the...

North Side Iowa City looks for clear identity, financial support

ADAM SALAZAR

June 15, 2009

Filed under News

Unused newspaper stands, an abandoned bike rack left to rust, and weeds flowering from the cracks of uneven bricks mark a part of downtown that follows a slower rhythm than its rowdy neighbor, the Pedestrian Mall. While many...

All TV digital? – No problem

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

June 15, 2009

Filed under News

While households around the world are experiencing the transition from analog to digital television, some forgo television altogether, preferring the Internet and DVDs instead. UI senior Megan Lisman said the long-awaited transition...

Students create bike-taxi business

ADAM SALAZAR

June 15, 2009

Filed under News

They zoom around on three wheels — not four — and it may be a bumpier ride. And the fare is, well, whatever the customer wants to pay. Cart-bearing bicycles called IC Ecocabs are Iowa City’s new option for late-night taxi...

Kaeding tourney rolls along

TRAVIS VARNER

June 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa alumnus and San Diego kicker Nate Kaeding was back in town to host his fourth-annual charity golf tournament on June 12. The Nate Kaeding Golf Tournament, held at the Brown Deer Golf Club, was geared toward raising money...

6 to join Hawkeye Hall of Fame

SEAN MORGAN

June 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Hawkeye Hall of Fame just became six members stronger. The Iowa athletics department and the national Iowa Varsity Club announced the members of the 2009 Hall of Fame during a ceremony on June 12. Iowa’s newest class will...

Hawkeye baseball players unite, wearing a different jersey

AARON COOPER

June 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

With the Iowa baseball season ending nearly a month ago, many of the players have gone their separate ways to play for various summer leagues. Redshirt sophomore-to-be Phil Keppler, junior-to-be Zach McCool, and sophomore-to-be...

Community should be careful not to overreact to layoff estimates

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 15, 2009

Filed under Opinions

The announcement of possible layoffs at the UI is a startling reminder that our local economy is not completely immune to recession. However, there are several reasons not to panic over the possibility of lost jobs on campus. Is...

Iran, so far away

DEAN TREFTZ

June 15, 2009

Filed under Opinions

This weekend, an ayatollah helped remind me why I love Iowa. The thought struck me after about an hour of paging through coverage of the (ahem) disputed election results in Iran. I realized that it’s impossible for me to pr...

Replace our ’unsingable’ anthem with a simpler tune

MICHAEL KINSLEY, WASHINGTON POST

June 15, 2009

Filed under Opinions

In the Age of Karaoke, more people (including me) like to join in the singing when they strike up the national anthem at public occasions. No one can stop you, no matter how embarrassed she might be by your obvious lack of talent....