The Daily Iowan

Local filmmakers get funding, despite spending scandal

KATIE STINSON

October 1, 2009

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Two local filmmakers say they’re lucky to have received state funding for their zombie-horror film, allowing production to continue while other projects in the state have been suspended. “In your face, tax incentive,” said...

Federal funds roll in

NICK PEDLEY

October 1, 2009

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UI researchers received a significant financial boost Wednesday when they learned they will receive the vast majority of National Institutes of Health grants coming to Iowa. The grants bring the UI’s total stimulus funding to...

New coalition tries to aid Southeast Side

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

October 1, 2009

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Henri Harper talks with his hands. He jabbed his finger at a yellow piece of paper on the table in front of him. He threw his hands up in the air. “I’m tired of meetings,” said Harper, the City High juvenile-courts liaison. But...

Hopeful seeks on-campus voting stations

SCOTT RAYNOR

October 1, 2009

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UI students could find it easier to vote in next week’s City Council elections if plans are approved today to place several satellite voting locations on the UI campus. In an attempt to get more students to vote, candidate...

City Council election: Terry Dickens pushes safety

NICOLE KARLIS

October 1, 2009

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The Pedestrian Mall wasn’t always as noisy at night. Terry Dickens has watched the iconic downtown walkway develop over the past 30 years. Born and raised in Iowa City, Dickens, 54, wants to leverage his deep roots in the c...

Would-be early retirees wait

SAMANTHA HONKEN

October 1, 2009

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Hundreds of faculty and staff members who want into the UI’s early retirement program are still unsure if their applications will be approved. More than 700 people have applied since the program started in July, but more than...

Tax benefit aids homebuyers

PARKER SMITH

October 1, 2009

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Kym Wroble sat at her new kitchen counter listening to home inspector Alvin Miller detail his evaluation of her new condominium. The two-bedroom in North Liberty will soon be Wroble’s first home purchase. And she’ll get $8,000...

Director appointed for UI water initiative

KEVIN HOFFMAN

October 1, 2009

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In the face of the pending global water crisis, the UI has started a new initiative to improve research in the field of water sustainability. Engineering Professor Jerald Schnoor will head the new Water Sustainability Cluster...

UI named healthiest university in Iowa

SAM LANE

October 1, 2009

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With its antismoking campaigns and future multimillion-dollar wellness center, the UI has earned the title of healthiest university in Iowa. Several state health organizations will present the UI with the Healthy Iowa Award for...

Spotlight Iowa City: UI senior wins magazine mention

JOHN DOETKOTT

October 1, 2009

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In India, cancer is taboo. People in rural areas don’t have access to medical treatment that could save their lives. And even if they did, many are too bound by cultural stigmas and personal pride to seek out help. But Ali...

CR woman charged with prostitution

DI STAFF

October 1, 2009

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A Cedar Rapids woman was charged with prostitution Tuesday after allegedly agreeing to perform sex acts in exchange for money, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Debra Vosshell, 37, was charged with the aggravated...

Woman charged; movies 11 years overdue

DI STAFF

October 1, 2009

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A Colorado woman was arrested after failing to return overdue movies to an Iowa City store more than 11 years ago, according to Iowa City police. Elisabeth Weiss, 30, faces a charge for fourth-degree theft after she didn’t...