The Daily Iowan

Groundbreaking doctor Ponseti dies at 95

SAM LANE

October 19, 2009

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Ignacio Ponseti learned his orientation of the foot by observing his father make watches. His father’s deliberate handling of the small mechanical devices later helped him carefully adjust his newborn patients’ feet. Ponseti,...

UI braces for possible layoffs as cutting plan forms

EMILY BUSSE

October 19, 2009

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While layoffs may be necessary to reduce spending during the UI’s budget crisis, contractual obligations may delay any savings from layoffs for months. Because most staff contracts require months of advance notice for termination...

Nite Ride great, except the wait

KATHRYN STINSON

October 19, 2009

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It’s bar closing time on a Saturday night. Female UI students gather eagerly inside the Panchero’s entrance, crowding behind windows to avoid the chilly air and watch for the Nite Ride bus to appear. As the bus approaches,...

Female reports assault in Slater bathroom

MARLEEN LINARES

October 19, 2009

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An unknown male assaulted a woman in a Slater Hall men’s restroom during the early hours of Oct. 15, police have reported. According to UI police reports, the woman went into the men’s restroom on the ninth floor of Slater...

UI to remember Hancher

LAUREN MILLS

October 19, 2009

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The west bank of the Iowa River may one day reverberate with the sounds of the Marching Hawkeyes or the lines of an outdoor play. When the flood ravaged Hancher-Voxman-Clapp complex is eventually torn down, the UI and the Federal...

16 apply for supervisor seat

SCOTT RAYNOR

October 19, 2009

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Former UI Student Government President Maison Bleam would be the first student to serve on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors if selected. Bleam is one of 16 candidates to apply for the vacant supervisor’s seat, which...

UI alumnus draws attention toward hunger

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

October 19, 2009

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In the barren lands of Ethiopia, Roger Thurow saw the extremes of human nature — from greatness to savagery. Thurow’s experiences of more than five years in Africa inspired the Wall Street Journal correspondent and UI alum....

Judges rely on on-the-job training

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

October 19, 2009

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They rely on on-the-job training. They ask advice from colleagues. They remember what they learned in law school and in private practice. But the last round of budget cuts removed most opportunities for newly appointed judges...

Spotlight Iowa City: Dreaming behind the camera

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

October 19, 2009

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Joe Clarke grabbed some paper towels to mop up the fake blood that had spilled all over his script. Throwing the pages down to dry, the UI senior returned to adjusting the lighting and camera angle for a scene in the next episode of his Student...

2 assaults reported

DI STAFF

October 19, 2009

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Iowa City police are investigating two separate assault cases from Oct. 16. According to reports, the first victim was a woman who witnesses saw lying in the street at the intersection of College Street and Gilbert Street. When...

Police charge 2 with robbery

DI STAFF

October 19, 2009

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Iowa City police charged two men with robbery from two separate incidents over the weekend. Courtney White, 21 1960 Broadway B9, was charged with first-degree robbery and assault while participating in a felony. According to...

Iowa passing game steps up in 20-10 victory over Wisconsin

BRENDAN STILES

October 19, 2009

Filed under Sports

MADISON, Wis. — Earlier this season, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said he was willing to accept his offense becoming more pass-oriented — at least while the situation with the running game was being resolved. In the Hawkeyes’...