The Daily Iowan

Pizza places wary after robberies

DANNY VALENTINE

September 2, 2009

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One local business will no longer deliver pizzas to the city’s Southeast Side after two of its employees were recently robbed at gunpoint. The decision came after a third armed robbery on Monday night, which eventually resulted...

City officials make a statement with PAULAs

CHRIS CLARK

September 2, 2009

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Hoping to enforce underage drinking laws, Iowa City City Councilors sought a clear way to hold bars accountable. That’s why they approved an ordinance that hinges bars’ liquor-license renewal on their underage drinking ticket...

Faculty will learn the art of trash management

MARLEEN LINARES

September 2, 2009

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The UI will soon have a new trash-management system in its academic buildings: Faculty members will have to centralize their garbage disposing, and custodial staff will empty central bins once a month. The change comes in response...

UI students are drawn to Russian program

LAUREN MILLS

September 2, 2009

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UI lecturer Irina Kostina paces back and forth, firing off sentences for students to conjugate, encouraging them as they struggle with a language they began learning just a week ago. Last semester, she taught 50 students. On...

School board hopefuls answer questions

HOLLY HINES

September 2, 2009

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Six candidates for the Sept. 8 School Board election presented potential solutions to various issues of concern in the district, including the district’s strained budget and the closing of Roosevelt Elementary. Local residents...

Spotlight Iowa City: Swinging between music, journalism

TOMMY MORGAN JR.

September 2, 2009

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The life of a graduate student and a musician do not often intersect. One requires hours holed up in the library, the other involves playing shows. One involves teaching classes, the other entertaining crowds. However, for Eric...

Grant gives Coralville new renovation possibilities

MOLLY BURKE

September 2, 2009

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Coralville garnered $27 million this week to renovate First Avenue, support flood-prevention efforts, and help decrease traffic congestion. The funds are part of the state’s $800 million I-JOBS program, which Gov. Chet Culver...

UI Health Care makes flu shots mandatory

JOHN DOETKOTT

September 2, 2009

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Flu shots are no longer optional for anyone associated with UI Health Care: It is a condition of employment. “People who do not comply will not be eligible to continue their positions at UI Health Care,” said UI spokesman...

Pre-paid cab fare comes to IC

NICOLE LUMBRERAS

September 2, 2009

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It works like a debit card. Your parents may foot the bill. And it can get you home on a tipsy Saturday night. University Cab Cash, an online business based in Florida, is designed to help students pay for their cab rides by...

Iowa’s Hampton lost for year

SCOTT MILLER

September 2, 2009

Filed under Sports

If Kirk Ferentz plans on replacing even a scant amount of Shonn Greene’s production from a year ago, he’s going to have to do it with a assortment of inexperienced tailbacks who sport 21 combined career carries. Ferentz announced...

Big Ten Preview: Into the Lions’ den

JON LINDER

September 2, 2009

Filed under Sports

All it took was one last-minute kick to boot Penn State out of national-title contention last year. The Nittany Lions were in shock last November when Iowa kicker Daniel Murray nailed a game-winning 31-yard field goal in Iowa...

Commentary: No Jewel? No problem.

JON LINDER

September 2, 2009

Filed under Sports

There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Iowa losing sophomore running back Jewel Hampton is a bitter blow. Hampton’s season-ending knee surgery, which head coach Kirk Ferentz announced on Tuesday, leaves a mammoth hole in the Iowa...