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Making money on tailgates

MICHELLE BORYCA

September 21, 2009

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Dave Sproull is the definition of a Hawkeye fan. A season-ticket holder since 1972, Sproull and wife Julie now drive an hour and 15 minutes from Winthrop, Iowa, to Iowa City every home game to participate in the football madness. The...

Bowling alley planned for IMU

ERIN PETTIT

September 21, 2009

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The IMU provided a quiet environment for the few students scattered throughout on Sunday, three of whom agreed theunion could use some more excitement. “It seems dormant,” said UI sophomore Mark Schwenker. Doug True, the...

Students caught by parking changes

DANNY VALENTINE

September 21, 2009

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Towed about four weeks after returning for her senior year, Stephanie Boyle has a message for UI students with cars: Make sure you know Iowa City’s new parking rules. She didn’t. And what she got was a $96 towing charge in...

Afro-American Cultural Center uses new funds for celebration

EMILY BUSSE

September 21, 2009

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As one of only a small number of blacks when he arrived at the UI in 1976, Michael Freeman was in culture shock. But Freeman said he was given his first piece of advice at Orientation when one of only two black Orientation leaders...

Jewish leaders ask for rescheduled caucus

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

September 21, 2009

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Observant Jews in Iowa City are trying to make sure they don’t have to choose between practicing their religion and exercising their right to vote. Local Jewish leaders said they support the letter 18 Jewish organizations sent...

Iowa City pet owners show support for canines

SHANE ERSLAND

September 21, 2009

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Snowball was basically a celebrity on Sunday afternoon. To the tune of “Ice, Ice Baby” he landed his second blue ribbon of the day. Approximately 250 dogs and their owners took over the Johnson County Fairgrounds Sunday for...

Spotlight Iowa City: Drawing comics to reflect

JOSIE JONES

September 21, 2009

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For Mark Isham, cartooning is not just mindless doodling — it is his way of keeping a journal. The UI adjunct lecturer has kept a daily comic of his life, drawing one a day, since Jan. 17, 2007. “It’s a way of reflecting,”...

City could move flood homes

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

September 21, 2009

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Instead of turning people’s homes into rubble, Iowa City may begin moving flood-damaged houses to a different location. The city began demolishing houses last week, but transferring homes may prove to be a cheaper option. The...

Iowa City’s fourth-annual Zombie Walk collects a record-breaking number

NICOLE KARLIS

September 21, 2009

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The living turned into the dead at the fourth-annual Iowa City Zombie walk this past weekend. Mobs of people dressed as zombies paraded down Iowa City streets from Happy Hollow Park to the Deadwood to help raise awareness and...

Civil War reenactors inspire Iowa City kids

HOLLY HINES

September 21, 2009

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Nathan Hellwig, a teacher at City High and a Civil War re-enactor, doesn’t usually bring his students along on living history gigs. On Sunday, however, he made an exception for Thomas Panther, a sophomore who dreams of becoming...

New trial granted in infant-shaking case

DI STAFF

September 21, 2009

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The Iowa Supreme Court granted a new trial to a Coralville man convicted of shaking his infant child and causing shaken-baby syndrome. Edwin Paredes was convicted in 2006 of child endangerment resulting in serious injury, and...

Iowa defense stifles Arizona offense

BRENDAN STILES

September 21, 2009

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Prior to Iowa’s 27-17 victory over Arizona over the weekend, the Hawkeye defense was receiving the most focus. It had performed well a week earlier at Iowa State, causing six Cyclone turnovers. But the talk surrounded two things...