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Most Big Ten presidents not getting bonuses

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

September 30, 2009

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While the state Board of Regents mull a possible bonus for UI President Sally Mason, other Big Ten institutions have already closed the issue. Regents recently announced that Mason would not receive a pay raise for fiscal 2010...

Iowa City’s first tweet-up

CHRIS CURTLAND

September 30, 2009

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Most Tweeting occurs somewhere in the dark dimensions of cyberspace. But Tuesday night, it crept out into the real world and flittered to Iowa City’s own Hamburg Inn. The first casual Iowa City “Tweetup” was such a monumental...

HIV/AIDS act expires today

KEVIN HOFFMAN

September 30, 2009

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Insurance companies won’t take her. Her self-esteem has dwindled. Worst of all, she has to deal with the side effects of HIV every day. Tami Haught has been HIV-positive for 16 years, and she is covered by a federally funded...

City Council delays curfew ordinance

NICOLE KARLIS

September 30, 2009

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The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday night voted to defer acting on a curfew ordinance until December. Councilor Mike Wright was the first to request the deferment, noting he hopes residents can find another solution. Councilors...

Aphids invade Iowa City

KEVIN HOFFMAN

September 30, 2009

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Monday’s swoosh of cold wind was the best trick to rid the area of those pesky, tiny insects making their way into the eyes, mouths, and noses of unsuspecting victims. “They gross me out,” said UI freshman Kasey Heuton...

iPhone application delves into authors’ lives

SAMANTHA HONKEN

September 30, 2009

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Imagine sitting in Prairie Lights Books listening to Kurt Vonnegut read the first chapter of Slaughterhouse-Five. His slow, measured speech would begin: “All this happened, more or less …” Soon, bibliophiles will be able...

City Council election: Jeff Shipley

NICOLE KARLIS

September 30, 2009

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Jeff Shipley often attends Iowa City City Council meetings. But he’s not a councilor. He’s on the ballot. The UI senior is running for an at-large seat on the council, aiming to continue his role as a student representative...

Spotlight Iowa City: Sword play for him is serious business

CLARK CAHILL

September 30, 2009

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Nestled in the confines of his basement workshop, surrounded by swords and enough tools to make Bob Vila jealous, Ron Herman twiddles away on a broken épée — a dueling sword for fencing — for an Iowa fencing club team member. As...

Woman charged in crack bust

DI STAFF

September 30, 2009

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An Iowa City woman was arrested after allegedly selling crack cocaine to a person working with police during a narcotics investigation Monday, according to Iowa City police. Patricia Silvia, 48, faces charges for a controlled-substance...

Flu vaccine delayed

DI STAFF

September 30, 2009

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Because of a shipment delay, the UI’s seasonal-influenza program will be conducted in phases, said UI spokesman Tom Moore. “The first phase focuses on immunizing anyone who works, learns, or volunteers in the UI Hospitals...

Satterfield seeks delay

DI STAFF

September 30, 2009

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The attorney for a former Hawkeye football player accused of raping a female athlete in a Hillcrest dorm room filed paperwork Tuesday asking the judge to further delay the pretrial conference and trial. Abe Satterfield’s pretrial...

Council backs passenger train

DI STAFF

September 30, 2009

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The Iowa City City Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution supporting a passenger rail service between Iowa City and Chicago at its meeting Tuesday night. The Chamber of Commerce needs government funding for the project....