The Daily Iowan

Kinnick love at first sight

KATHRYN STINSON

October 5, 2009

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Tears welled up in 66-year-old Tony Balik’s eyes as he snapped photos of Iowa’s black-and-gold warriors storming the historic Kinnick Stadium field. As he looked on, he brushed them away from the small Tigerhawk imprinted...

More students working toward social justice in India this winter

JOHN DOETKOTT

October 5, 2009

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For many UI students, winter break means home, family, and a reprieve from classes. For others, the month off means visiting a foreign country, more than 1 billion new faces, and three weeks of intensive, hands-on learning. Expanding...

FEMA flood office opens today in Iowa City

KEVIN HOFFMAN

October 5, 2009

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division will open a flood-recovery office today, bringing with it a staff of 20 project officers for six to 10 months. “Our mandate...

Breaking down stigmas

NICOLE LUMBRERAS

October 5, 2009

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Margalea Warner never thought she’d make it to celebrate her 50th birthday. “I am a person living with a mental illness of schizophrenia,” she said. “I’m in recovery, I work full-time, and I have a cat named Taz.” And...

Locals petition for a special election

HOLLY HINES

October 5, 2009

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Petitioners are stationing themselves outside local malls, searching for support on a $75,000 special election for Johnson County residents to vote on the open Board of Supervisors seat. A committee including the Johnson County...

Workshops give TAs a chance to hone their skills

LAUREN MILLS

October 5, 2009

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UI Professor Mitch Kelly said he opens each semester by recounting the tale of a poor lost freshman who wandered into his class looking for the “reetoric” department. After learning he was in the wrong place, the student...

‘Don’t ask’ questioned

SHANE ERSLAND

October 5, 2009

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For more than 16 years, policymakers have not asked much about “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” But as politicians begin debating the controversial policy, UI military personnel are also weighing in on the issue. UI sophomore...

Spotlight Iowa City: Making sidewalk music

HANNA ROSMAN

October 5, 2009

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For UI sophomore and street performer Andrew Wagner, that means a little square of bricks on the Pedestrian Mall next to Brothers Bar & Grill. It’s perfect: not too noisy, with a lot of foot traffic. “It’s scenic in...

3 charged with bootlegging

DI STAFF

October 5, 2009

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Three Iowa City men were arrested after throwing a keg party and allegedly selling alcohol to a police officer and people under the legal age, according to Iowa City police. John Solsma, 21, was charged with bootlegging and supplying...

Eagles give first part of diabetes pledge

DI STAFF

October 5, 2009

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The Fraternal Order of Eagles delivered the first $5 million installment of a $25 million pledge to establish the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Eagles leaders presented the gift during a pre-game ceremony...

Labyrinth Days begin

DI STAFF

October 5, 2009

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Labyrinth Days for the 2009-10 school year began at Old Brick on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. The events will continue at the same time through December and again in February through May. Hosted by Soul Friends, the program will...

UI gets NIH grant

DI STAFF

October 5, 2009

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The UI will receive approximately $2.6 million in National Institutes of Health funding for biomedical research, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, recently announced. Funding is provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment...