The Daily Iowan

Board of Regents approve UI budget plans

EMILY BUSSE

October 30, 2009

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CEDAR FALLS — The state Board of Regents approved the UI’s plan to cut costs by the millions Thursday, but decided to postpone a final vote on a $100 tuition surcharge until December. “I want students to know these [decisions]...

Halloween comes with special safety cautions

MARLEEN LINARES

October 30, 2009

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While Iowa City’s young trick-or-treaters are supposed to pack up by 8 p.m., Iowa City police Sgt. Troy Kelsay said additional officers will be monitoring the downtown crowd. Officials anticipate the bars to be very busy, he...

Michelle Kehoe’s murder trial opens

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

October 30, 2009

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GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa — Michelle Kehoe, 36, sat in the Grundy County Courthouse on Thursday, rarely looking at family members as her oldest son’s voice echoed around the courtroom. “She put duct tape over my eyes, and nose,...

Locals loading up on weapons

SHANE ERSLAND

October 30, 2009

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More residents of Johnson County may be carrying concealed weapons this year — the demand for the license to do so has soared. The increase, which has also been seen across the county, may be a result of fears that President...

Hospital officials issue a positive report to Board

JOHN DOETKOTT

October 30, 2009

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CEDAR FALLS — Despite budget cuts, officials at the UI Hospitals and Clinics brought a bright message to the state Board of Regents’ meeting Thursday: The hospital is making money this quarter. The improvement comes after...

Pappajohns give a record-breaking $26.4 million donation

JOHN DOETKOTT

October 30, 2009

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Pappajohn will be the buzz around campus this week once again. The state Board of Regents voted Thursday to name the new Biomedical Discovery Building in honor of John and Mary Pappajohn after the couple’s record donation of...

Fish fanatic

LAUREN MILLS

October 30, 2009

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Cora and Bennie swim beneath the fluorescent light and steady hum of an aquarium skimmer. The clown fish live in a 20-gallon tank beneath UI sophomore Kylie Day’s loft bed. “I’ve always been insane with animals,” the...

Carver-Hawkeye renovations could affect concert bookings

KATHRYN STINSON

October 30, 2009

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Hawkeye fans aren’t the only ones looking forward to to $47 million renovation for Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Concert lovers are, too. SCOPE Productions hopes to bring back such big names as John Mayer, U2, and Guns ’N’ Roses,...

Cuts may sting tobacco stings

NICOLE KARLIS

October 30, 2009

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It may be easier for minors to get a pack of smokes after Iowa’s budget cuts. State funds designated to help state law enforcement stamp out underage smoking sales could be slashed in the 10 percent across-the-board budget...

Tough-luck Hoosiers come to Kinnick

JON LINDER

October 30, 2009

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Considering Iowa’s penchant for thrilling finishes and Indiana’s October horrors in recent years, it’s fitting the two should meet on Halloween. Both teams entered October looking to exceed preseason expectations, and they...

Soccer hosts Michigan for Senior Night

ROBBIE LEHMAN

October 30, 2009

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With the final two home matches of the season this weekend, the seven seniors on the Iowa soccer team know their playing careers will soon end. The Hawkeyes (8-9, 0-7) will celebrate Senior Night prior to their game against Michigan...

Men’s tennis travels to Big Ten Singles Tournament

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

October 30, 2009

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Today, the Iowa men’s tennis team will travel to Michigan State for the Big Ten singles tournament — the Hawkeyes’ last tourney of the fall season. After arriving home Sunday night from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association...