The Daily Iowan

30 local soldiers welcomed home

SHANE ERSLAND

October 29, 2009

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Army Spc. Weston McKee can finally get back to work on building his new house. McKee is one of 30 local National Guard soldiers dismissed from duty during a ceremony Wednesday after being deployed in Iraq for 10 months. He and...

Prairie Lights to start serving alcohol

MICHELLE BORYCA

October 29, 2009

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Prairie Lights Books customers will soon be able to indulge in a glass of red wine while curling up to a classic novel. Thirty-one years after the opening of the bookstore, known for its local vibe and readings from renowned...

Ethanol may flow away from corn-base

LAUREN MILLS

October 29, 2009

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Husks, dust, and the rumbling of a large green combine filled the air as Jim Hogan worked in his cornfields near Mount Vernon. Through the back window of the cab, one could see a growing mass of newly harvested kernels. The corn...

Officials break ground on new Iowa City fire station

NICOLE KARLIS

October 29, 2009

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Iowa City dug into a new project Wednesday — its first fire station in more than three decades. Funding for the new building is secured, but Iowa City city councilors said they still have no set way to pay the nine new firefighters...

Students get up close and surgical

SAM LANE

October 29, 2009

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Alex Hubbell witnessed his first surgery this week. The laparoscopic nephrectomy, an operation on the kidneys, is a far cry from the economics textbook Hubbell used to study. After graduating with an economics degree from Harvard...

Iowa Review receives a face lift

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

October 29, 2009

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Dozens of poster-size design submissions hang on the west wall of The Iowa Review’s small office nestled on the third floor of the UI English-Philosophy Building. About to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the renowned publication’s...

Spotlight Iowa City: An environmental Renaissance

DEE FABBRICATORE

October 29, 2009

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Melissa Holland feels strange shaking hands. It’s not that she’s unfriendly. It’s just that she prefers hugging and making use of her hands in other ways, such as crafting leather boots or building a tent in the middle...

O-line moves on without Richardson

SCOTT MILLER

October 29, 2009

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Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz once compared his injury-riddled offensive line to the Bermuda Triangle — and that was with Dace Richardson healthy and proving to be the Hawkeyes’ most versatile lineman. Before breaking his...

Women’s tennis stays confident

PATRICK RAFFERTY

October 29, 2009

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After bidding farewell to former head coach Daryl Greenan in late September, the Iowa women’s tennis team remains optimistic. In the coach’s absence, assistant coach Mira Radu filled in, keeping the team feeling confident...

City plows past West in playoffs

J.T. BUGOS

October 29, 2009

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On the very first play of their 45-20 win over West High, the City High Little Hawks showed why they are undefeated and No. 1 in the state of Iowa. City High forced a Trojan fumble on the opening kickoff, spotting the ball 20...

Staying close to the pool

MITCH SMITH

October 29, 2009

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It took a career-ending injury for Frannie Malone to realize her passion for coaching. Malone, an Iowa alumna, is in her sixth season as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Iowa swimming team. “She’s a tremendous...

Male aides help soccer prepare

ROBBIE LEHMAN

October 29, 2009

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Working with the opposite sex can oftentimes be complicated. But for two men involved with the Iowa soccer team, their relationships with the players couldn’t be better. Ivan Sanchez and David Kryger both help out the Hawkeyes...