The Daily Iowan

UI engineering students race veggies

PARKER SMITH

November 3, 2009

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Tiny cars made out of peppers, onions, grapes, corncobs, and more raced on the roof of the Seamans Center on Monday morning. First-year engineering students at the UI gathered at the “Vegetable Car Derby” to race custom-designed...

Energy-drink logo battle looms

PARKER SMITH

November 3, 2009

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It’s all about the Tigerhawk. An energy-drink company contracted with the UI says the university is unfairly trying to terminate its contract after being pressured by Coca-Cola. The UI notified TNT Energy Products LLC on Oct....

Utility fee passes 1st test

NICOLE KARLIS

November 3, 2009

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Iowa City residents are one step closer to seeing an increase in their utility bills. The Iowa City City Council voted 6-1 to pass its first consideration of the city’s franchise fee at its meeting Monday night. The council...

UIHC employees don’t need vaccination

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

November 3, 2009

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UI Hospitals and Clinics employees will not be required to receive flu vaccinations, a neutral arbitrator ruled Monday. The decision applies to vaccines against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu. The ruling comes as a result of...

Election nears; ho-hum leads

LAUREN MILLS

November 3, 2009

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Early voting in this year’s Iowa City City Council election is at a record low, and turnout is expected to remain paltry when the polls close tonight. As of Monday, the Auditor’s Office recorded 1,313 ballots turned in —...

DeGowin faces big run on platelets

JORDAN FRIES

November 3, 2009

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The DeGowin Blood Center is looking for more platelet donations after seeing astronomical demand recently. Platelet use at the UI Hospital and Clinics has been 50 to 60 percent above normal during the past week because of a strangely...

Spotlight Iowa City: Keeping busy never a problem

MARLEEN LINARES

November 3, 2009

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Nancy Sereduck rarely stops. On one Thursday afternoon, the Emergency Communications Center supervisor scanned computer monitors, radioing officers, and fielded 911 calls. She’s that person who constantly helps. From advising...

Parents want say on boundary changes

DI STAFF

November 3, 2009

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Iowa City School District officials and a large group of parents discussed boundary change concerns at the first of three public forums about redistricting on Monday night. Several parents said they were concerned about ensuring...

Everson’s trial set for July 2010

DI STAFF

November 3, 2009

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The trial for a former Hawkeye football player accused of sexually assaulting a female student-athlete has been rescheduled — probably for the last time — for July. Cedric Everson’s trial is now set for July 12, 2010. His...

Wegher flourishes in first career start

BRENDAN STILES

November 3, 2009

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There’s just something about the Indiana Hoosiers that seems to bring out the best in Iowa true-freshman running backs. Last year, Jewel Hampton rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns as a backup during a 45-9 win over the...

Men’s tennis wraps up fall season

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

November 3, 2009

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The Iowa men’s tennis team finished up the fall portion of its season this past weekend at the Big Ten singles tournament at Michigan State. The meet was a roller coaster, with wins and losses that forced the Hawkeyes to swallow...

Point/Counterpoint: Does Iowa deserve the criticism?

DI SPORTS STAFF

November 3, 2009

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YES Iowa is definitely a resilient team. There is no doubt about that. No matter the circumstance, the Hawkeyes always have a chance. If anyone hasn’t figured that out yet, there is a serious problem. While I couldn’t be ...