The Daily Iowan

Students learn ‘don’t get busted’

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

September 17, 2009

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Before Wednesday night, Paige Preissler was unaware she doesn’t have to identify herself to police. Many UI students didn’t know that either. Nor do they know they can be charged simply for having a fake ID, even if an officer...

Marching Band marches on

SAMANTHA HONKEN

September 17, 2009

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A place that once held choruses of hallelujahs now holds the rowdy sounds of the Hawkeye Marching Band. The 250-member ensemble started conducting music rehearsals in the former St. Thomas More Catholic Church Wednesday night. “We’re...

‘Dr. Doolittle’ a great pet groomer

MICHELLE BORYCA

September 17, 2009

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George Parker talks to cats and dogs. The owner of By George Pet Grooming believes his soothing voice and serene persona make animals understand he is going to do what he has to do: groom. And when that doesn’t calm them down,...

UI’s first LEED building opens

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

September 17, 2009

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On the edge of the Iowa River, the first building striving for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification on the UI campus is nearing completion. The Beckwith Boathouse will open its doors to the public at 2...

UI prof prepares pork

CHRIS CURTLAND

September 17, 2009

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Food blogger Nick Bergus, who also teaches multimedia at the UI, used to be a vegetarian. But a year and a half ago, he shot a pig between the eyes, butchered it, then ate it. “I expected to feel bad, guilty, sad, some kind...

UI students back in Cedar Rapids

MARLEEN LINARES

September 17, 2009

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Downtown Cedar Rapids can expect an influx of UI students in the near future. The UI Tippie School of Management’s M.B.A.-Professionals and Managers program is moving into a new facility in the downtown area after being forced...

FBI: Iowa City crime up

JOHN DOETKOTT

September 17, 2009

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Iowa City police say recently released crime statistics underline the need for more officers. The Crime In the United States Report — which compiles statistics nationwide — provides data for various categories including mu...

No tax forgiveness for Johnson County

SCOTT RAYNOR

September 17, 2009

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Because of his flood-damaged home and issues with relief funds, Iowa City resident and retiree John Fitzpatrick does not know how he can pay his property taxes. When he asked the Johnson County Board of Supervisors for a taxabatement,...

State holds flood forum

KEVIN HOFFMAN

September 17, 2009

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The Rebuild Iowa Office sponsored a statewide forum Wednesday night to highlight current efforts in Iowa’s ongoing flood recovery. Six different locations throughout the state tuned in through connected television sets to discuss...

Spotlight Iowa City: From hodge-podge to pure art

DEE FABBRICATORE

September 17, 2009

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UI alum and White Rabbit owner Cortnie Widen says her style is a hodge-podge of sorts. “It really is constantly changing, and it filters through phases,” she said as she paused to help a customer sort through a rack of vintage...

Officials talk curfews

DI STAFF

September 17, 2009

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After an emotional public discussion at the Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, councilors reached out to other Johnson County communities that have experience with juvenile curfews. The joint meeting was held Wednesday...

Hawkeye football wary of flu

AMIE KIEHN

September 17, 2009

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It’s flu season. After Wisconsin’s football team was crippled last week because 10 players were coping with the flu, other teams are heeding to a strict precautionary regimen to avoid such potential drawbacks come Saturday...