The Daily Iowan

Final Hancher debate draws crowd, concerns

SHANE ERSLAND

October 13, 2009

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Several Iowa City residents debated well after the final Hancher forum was scheduled to end Monday night. For some, it was the last chance to fight for where they want the complex’s new home. UI officials continue to weigh...

City Council hopefuls talk violence

NICOLE KARLIS

October 13, 2009

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Iowa City residents showered Iowa City City Council candidates on Monday afternoon with questions about public safety, a franchise fee, and alcohol-fueled violence. The forum, hosted by the Johnson County Task Force on Aging,...

IMU eyes bowling comeback

ERIN PETTIT

October 13, 2009

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The 16-lane bowling alley that opened in the IMU in 1955 employed students — called “pinsetters” — whose sole job was to pick up roughly 19,900 pounds of pins in during 41⁄2 -hour shifts. Students paid 35 cents per...

Students contribute to archaeological studies

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

October 13, 2009

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UI alums Kayla Resnick and Clayton Schuneman leaned over microscopes, peering into petri dishes of soil collected from an excavation site. Using tweezers, they sifted through the samples searching for small remnants of manmade...

Legal expert addresses Isreali-Palestinian conflict

SAMANTHA HONKEN

October 13, 2009

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Of average height and build with salt-and-pepper hair, Jonathan Kuttab’s physical qualities may not have been too imposing, but his words quickly captivated his audience as he began his speech: “Can there ever be peace in...

Spotlight Iowa City: Years of reporting dangerously

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

October 13, 2009

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Lisa Weaver’s third-floor office is still bare. She only began teaching journalism at the UI in August. She moved to Iowa City in June. Before that it was Pittsburgh. Yet even before that it was China, Indonesia, East Timor,...

Christian sentenced to 10 years

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

October 13, 2009

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They spoke directly to the man who killed their son. But Michael Steward’s parents didn’t ask for a harsh judgment or restitution at David Christian’s sentencing on Monday, in which the judge sentenced him to the maximum...

Man pleads guilty to assault

DI STAFF

October 13, 2009

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An Iowa City man accused of helping another man attack a person pleaded guilty to assault causing injury on Oct. 7. Harry Rayton IV, 22, was charged with both aiding and abetting attempted murder and assault causing injury. The...

Nursing grad students to hold info meeting

DI STAFF

October 13, 2009

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An informational meeting is planned for Oct. 20 to educate undergraduate students about the graduate nursing programs offered at the UI. A panel of graduate students will hold the session, including Kristin Breitbach in the UI...

Lickliter looks ahead to 2009-10 season

SCOTT MILLER

October 13, 2009

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Seabiscuit, of all things, was a topic of conversation inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Monday, as Iowa men’s basketball coach Todd Lickliter addressed reporters at the team’s media day. The third-year head coach brought up...

Stronger, more confident Fuller looks for breakout sophomore year

BRENDAN STILES

October 13, 2009

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As the Iowa Hawkeyes prepare for the 2009-10 season, strength is key. Under the direction of strength and conditioning coach Rusty Burney, the players and coaches believe the men’s basketball players are going to be more physical...

Men’s tennis team competes in Purdue Invitational

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

October 13, 2009

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While most of the Big Ten’s focus may have been on Iowa City this weekend, the Iowa men’s tennis team headed the other direction, taking four players to the Purdue Invitational in Lafayette, Ind. With the top four players...