The Daily Iowan

Program works to reduce Iowa’s unintended pregnancies

SAM LANE

October 6, 2009

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Informed hair stylists and a funny-looking stork mascot may be the key to educating women on unintended pregnancies and contraceptives. The Iowa Initiative, which aims to reduce the rate of unintended pregnancies in Iowa and ...

Students work with campus police

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

October 6, 2009

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Jade Hankes swiveled in her chair, 10 flat-panel computer monitors mounted in front of her. Each screen carried a different image. Students walked between classes on a feed from a UIbuilding. A map of Iowa City kept track of...

Local car sales go clunk

MICHELLE BORYCA

October 6, 2009

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Car dealers have hit a road bump one month after the end of the popular Cash for Clunkers program. Auto sales plunged 41 percent nationwide in September, the first month after the federal Car Allowance Rebate System’s discount...

Disability Summit to include students and national guest speaker

ERIN PHILLIPS

October 6, 2009

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Not every disability comes with a wheelchair. From mental illness to hearing loss and learning difficulties, hundreds of UI students live every day with a disability, but many go unnoticed. In an attempt to raise awareness about...

City to skip property taxes

HOLLY HINES

October 6, 2009

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City councilors will not likely spend city money on what Iowa law refers to as “token” property taxes. After purchasing flood-damaged buyout properties in the middle of the fiscal year, the city became responsible for roughly...

Journalism School eyes revised curriculum

DANNY VALENTINE

October 6, 2009

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Under the reins of a new director, the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication is preparing a massive revamp of its curriculum as journalism across the country is brimming with uncertainty. The change comes as the school...

Afghan activist speaks out against violence

LAUREN MILLS

October 6, 2009

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Although she answers to “Zoya,” it is not her real name. As a speaker for Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan, a group pushing women’s rights, she must keep her identity a secret. The 28-year-old spoke to...

Getting out the blood for Homecoming

KATHRYN STINSON

October 6, 2009

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Greek letters and vibrant T-shirts overwhelmed the IMU’s second-floor ballroom as students lined up to donate blood at the annual Homecoming blood drive. The UI Homecoming Committee sponsored the event, hoping for approximately...

Spotlight Iowa City: Cooking up a splendid table

NICOLE KARLIS

October 6, 2009

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Add, mix, and wait. They are instructions Regina Miller follows daily. She started cooking when she was a kid. However, after adding two cups of baking soda to her cupcake mixture by accident, it seemed her culinary future,...

Primary today

DI STAFF

October 6, 2009

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The primary to determine which four candidates will advance to the Nov. 3 Iowa City City Council elections will be held today. Candidates are vying for two open seats. Iowa City residents should vote at their regular precinct...

2nd District leads in uninsured

DI STAFF

October 6, 2009

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The 2nd Iowa Congressional District, which includes Iowa City, has more uninsured individuals than any other Iowa district, according to a report released Monday. A total of 56,015 people in the district do not have health insurance. The...

Bus, ramp schedules change for Homecoming

DI STAFF

October 6, 2009

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Several public transit and parking ramp schedules will be changed during Friday’s Homecoming parade. The last Iowa City Transit buses will leave the downtown interchange at 3:45 p.m., relocating to a temporary interchange on...