The Daily Iowan

Big Ten schools scramble

KEVIN HOFFMAN

October 16, 2009

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The UI is bracing for some of the worst budget misery in the Big Ten with roughly $50 million in total fiscal 2010 cuts. Across the country, a couple Big Ten universities’ budgets were spared, though most are still looking...

Police checks in restaurants up, but still trail those in bars

NICOLE KARLIS

October 16, 2009

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Iowa City police have been spending more time in local restaurants — but not necessarily for dinner. Although restaurants typically see fewer police checks for underage drinking than bars, many eateries have experienced an...

UI uses some undergrad TAs

KATHRYN STINSON

October 16, 2009

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When UI junior Joe Whitlock was offered a teaching-assistant position as an undergraduate, he was shocked. The 20-year-old mechanical engineering student was one of two sophomore undergraduate students on the 12-person TA panel...

Symposium honors UI’s Ponseti

SAM LANE

October 16, 2009

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No one knows the foot better than Ignacio Ponseti. For the next two days, the UI Hospitals and Clinics will host its annual Ponseti Symposium, which teaches medical professionals about clubfoot — a congenital deformity in which...

Conference offers Midwest view on energy

LAUREN MILLS

October 16, 2009

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While talk of budget cuts and greenhouse gases swirls, energy experts will converge on the UI campus today for a sustainable symposium, Energy and Climate Change in the Midwest: Creating opportunities in the New Economy.” The s...

Iowa City shops going online

MICHELLE BORYCA

October 16, 2009

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Fans of local boutiques can soon make their retail purchases in their underwear. With shoppers turning increasingly to the web for their purchases, some downtown Iowa City stores are developing websites to complement their physical...

Found body is that of missing student

MARLEEN LINARES

October 16, 2009

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Coralville police confirmed Thursday that the body found last week along the Cedar River is UI student Jacques Similhomme. He was last seen on Sept. 28, after making threats to himself while talking to his girlfriend. Two weeks...

Spotlight Iowa City: Easy act to swallow

KATHRYN STINSON

October 16, 2009

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Armed with red juggling pins, ready-to-swallow light bulbs, and a 20-inch-sword, Justin Parsons prepared for his performance. No, Parsons isn’t a traveling carny working under a white-and-red striped circus tent. He’s a UI...

HIV law criticized

CHRIS CURTLAND

October 16, 2009

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Iowa’s battle against the HIV pandemic is becoming more fierce, said Jeff Meier, a UI associate professor of internal medicine. And today’s 2009 HIV Interdisciplinary Conference will highlight Iowa’s fight. A variety of...

Children’s Hospital leads in contest

DI STAFF

October 16, 2009

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The UI Children’s Hospital is ranked first in the Gameroom Giveaway contest that would replace the current teen lounge with a high-tech rec room. The online contest, which ends today, is hosted by Children’s Miracle Networ...

Ex-counselor’s trial delayed

DI STAFF

October 16, 2009

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The trial for a former Iowa City elementary-school guidance counselor accused of abusing a student has been postponed. Donald Clark, 41, is now scheduled to go to trial Feb. 8, 2010. His pretrial conference will be Jan. 28, 2010. Clark,...

Supervisors drop jail study

DI STAFF

October 16, 2009

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors did not approve contracting a study which would have compared two possible sites for a new jail and could have cost up to $15,000. The proposed study would show a cost comparison of two...