The Daily Iowan

Legislators: Forget presidents’ bonuses

JOHN DOETKOTT

September 29, 2009

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Amid proposed tuition increases, furloughs, and potential layoffs at state universities, some Iowa lawmakers are calling for the state Board of Regents to reconsider giving bonuses to university presidents. Three legislators...

UI tries coal alternatives

LAUREN MILLS

September 29, 2009

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Across the hall from scribbling students in the Seamans Center is a room filled with gauges, gas tanks, and warning signs. In these crowded quarters, experiments are underway to help reduce the use of coal in the UI Power Plant...

More cyclists cited for violations

SAMANTHA HONKEN

September 29, 2009

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Biking down Washington Street, Jeremy Gilbert realized too late the street had become one-way. Though new to Iowa City, he knew biking on sidewalks is illegal and decided to continue down the road. The 31-year-old soon had two...

City Council election: Mims stresses finances

NICOLE KARLIS

September 29, 2009

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For Susan Mims, a seat on the Iowa City City Council could mean one thing: a chance to help cure the city’s monetary woes. But if elected, she said, she hopes to bring even more change to the council. “I just thought I had...

Council mulls half-staff policy

NICOLE KARLIS

September 29, 2009

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When Iowa City is affected by tragedy, the Iowa City City Council want to be sure it can fly the U.S. flag at half-staff. So city officials are looking to update the language of a resolution that was approved in 1971 and has...

Professors aim to help international students

SHANE ERSLAND

September 29, 2009

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Coming from China last year, the one thing sophomore Ji Ma wishes he had had was some help choosing a major. In Ma’s case, it was a tossup between business and math. Ma took the business route, but he now wonders if it was...

Judge moves Kehoe trial

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

September 29, 2009

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The trial for a Coralville woman accused of killing one son and injuring another will be moved from Buchanan County to Grundy County, a judge ruled today. The trial itself will not be delayed. Michelle Kehoe, 36, is charged...

Spotlight Iowa City: Hancher’s nexus of art, education

BRI LaPELUSA

September 29, 2009

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Serenity and clarity aren’t the first things that come to most minds when thinking about Iowa City’s bustling Pedestrian Mall. For Jessica Netolicky, the education programming director at Hancher, the Ped Mall is a place to...

2 more H1N1 deaths reported

DI STAFF

September 29, 2009

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Lab results today confirmed the second and third H1N1-related deaths in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Both victims were adult males in eastern Iowa and had personal factors that may have put them in...

Fowls run afoul of the law

DI STAFF

September 29, 2009

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Iowa City law-enforcement and animal-control officers spent much of Monday chasing down chickens, according to Iowa City police. The scarcely free-running fowl ran amok beginning around 5:30 a.m. and were still being rounded...

Panel to pick interim supervisor

DI STAFF

September 29, 2009

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A committee made up of the Johnson County officials decided on Monday to appoint a new county supervisor, according to county documents. The decision comes after the death of Supervisor Larry Meyers on Sept. 23. The committee...

Hawkeyes silence doubters, look to avoid possible trap

BRENDAN STILES

September 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

Before even getting on a plane to State College, Pa., last week, the Iowa Hawkeyes heard their game with Penn State would be ugly. They heard that the “White House” on display inside Beaver Stadium would be intense. Very...