The Daily Iowan

Officials carry on normally despite budget mandate

EMILY BUSSE and JOHN DOETKOTT

October 12, 2009

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UI officials say a directive to freeze hiring and suspend new construction projects in light of massive budget cuts is unclear, and the university has seemingly continued with normal operations. State Board of Regents President...

Death shocks local community

SHANE ERSLAND

October 12, 2009

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Community members say they are perplexed by the irregularity of an act that left a man dead on the Southeast Side of Iowa City last week. Iowa City police officers responded to 1958 Broadway building C on Oct. 8 to find the body...

Victim described as ‘caring landlord, family man’

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

October 12, 2009

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CORDOVA, Ill. — John Versypt spent most of last week winterizing his cream- and charcoal-colored motor home. He waxed the entire structure by hand — he thought he could do better than a machine — and treated the roof. He...

Missing UI student possibly found in Cedar Rapids

MARLEEN LINARES

October 12, 2009

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A rescue search team believes it found the body of missing UI student Jacques Similhomme on Oct. 10 along the Cedar River. According to Cedar Rapids police, authorities found the body near Tait Cummins Park, where Prairie Creek...

Forum to discuss Hancher relocation today

SAM LANE

October 12, 2009

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The public will have one of its final opportunities to weigh in on the relocation of Hancher Auditorium tonight. The second and final forum on this issue, which will start at 6 p.m. in Macbride Auditorium, will include a presentation...

Budget cuts hit Iowa City schools

HOLLY HINES

October 12, 2009

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The Iowa City School District will need to use the majority of its reserve money to cover the roughly $5.6 million in cuts it faces after recent statewide budget reductions. The slash comes after Gov. Chet Culver announced a...

Website shares comedic Cambus stories

NICOLE KARLIS

October 12, 2009

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First, there was FML. Then texts from last night. Now, UI students can swap juicy campus stories on a new website: Overheard on Cambus. When a Cambus ride turns hilarious — usually after a passenger loudly dilvulges his personal life — UI ...

Panel to aid in redistricting Iowa City schools

HOLLY HINES

October 12, 2009

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As part of a plan to address re-districting issues in the Iowa City School District, officials are reaching out to the community to form a committee specifically targeting the issue. Parents, teachers, and various community leaders...

Spotlight Iowa City: The engineer of human valves

SAMANTHA HONKEN

October 12, 2009

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Andy Wagner is living life at large on a very small scale. The fourth-year Ph.D. candidate spends most of his time in his research lab in the UI Pharmacy Building conducting cellular-level tissue engineering for heart-valve replacements. Test...

2 charged with fighting officers

DI STAFF

October 12, 2009

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Iowa City police charged two men with fighting police officers over the weekend in two separate incidents. Police charged Cole Riley, 22, of Chicago with interference with official acts causing bodily injury after he allegedly...

2 charged with 3rd OWIs

DI STAFF

October 12, 2009

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Authorities charged two local men with drunk driving for the third time over the weekend. William Northamer, 33, Coralville, and Dejuan Rance, 39, North Liberty were charged with third-offense OWI in separate incidents on Oct....

City gets funding for fire station

DI STAFF

October 12, 2009

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Iowa City officials received slightly more than $2 million to help fund a fourth fire station last week. The city was granted $2,268,867 in I-JOBS Local Infrastructure Program funding, which officials are planning to go toward...