The Daily Iowan

Kehoe found guilty on all counts

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

November 6, 2009

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GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa — A Grundy County jury deliberated fewer than two hours before finding Michelle Kehoe guilty of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and child endangerment causing injury. As a crowded courtroom waited...

After fire, Iowa House Hotel may not open for Family Weekend

MARLEEN LINARES

November 6, 2009

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If the Iowa House Hotel in the IMU remains closed today because of an early Thursday morning electrical fire, UI officials will likely have to scramble to find accommodations for the dozens of families planning to stay there this...

Legislators upset over UIHC’s trip to Disney World

SAM LANE

November 6, 2009

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A trip to “The Most Magical Place on Earth” for a team of 35 UI Hospitals and Clinics employees isn’t sounding so magical to some Iowa lawmakers. The team is set to head to the “Disney Institute,” a professional development an...

Homicide probe still active

MARLEEN LINARES

November 6, 2009

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A month after a homicide occurred in an apartment building on the South Side of Iowa City, police have yet to press any charges. And some of the area’s residents say they no longer feel safe in their homes knowing the person...

Bracing for old age

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

November 6, 2009

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It’s time to think about the baby boomers. With the generation growing older, some UI officials say people need to be prepared to care for them. By 2030, the number of Iowans over the age of 65 will increase by 55 percent...

Expo covers off-campus questions

JORDAN FRIES

November 6, 2009

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When UI senior Jacqueline Lauder’s heat and oven stopped working in her off-campus apartment, she was unsure if her landlord was responsible. After learning the answer, it still took more than a month before workers came to...

Family Weekend: Mom of the Year took care of daughter after car accident

KATHRYN STINSON

November 6, 2009

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Karla Stout looked adoringly upon daughter Amy as the pair argued over which tasty treat to order during a coffee date. They finally chose a toffee bar and a slice of blueberry pound cake, appearing more like friends than family. While...

Family Weekend: Dad of the Year honored for leading family during tough times

SHANE ERSLAND

November 6, 2009

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Putting the angst of his own loss aside, Brad Deery was determined to keep his daughters’ lives from falling apart when he told them their mother — his wife — had lost a two-year battle with cancer. “I told them their...

Insanity defense rare, often unsuccessful

SHANE ERSLAND

November 6, 2009

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Michelle Kehoe’s defense team was unable to prove she was not guilty by insanity during her weeklong trial in the Grundy County Courthouse. The insanity defense is an unusual move and one that rarely ends successfully for the...

Spotlight Iowa City: Still mining that metal

REBECCA KOONS

November 6, 2009

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Inserting a heavy-metal CD in the stereo, Larry Sievers, 64, appears to be a fraction of his age. The man’s face lit up with a youthful glow as the Mob Rules started — triumphantly dark sounds Sievers passionately describes...

Supervisors OK repaving projects

DI STAFF

November 6, 2009

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved bids for two large-scale repaving projects at its Thursday meeting. The county will repave large portions of Highway 965 and Oak Crest Hill Road; the projects will cost around...

Man who stabbed himself with knife dies

DI STAFF

November 6, 2009

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A 26-year-old man who cut his throat downtown late on Oct. 31 died Wednesday from the injuries, according to the Iowa City police. The man, whose name is not being released, was in town visiting friends last weekend, police said....