The Daily Iowan

Finalists for open VP position visit campus this week

EMILY BUSSE

November 9, 2009

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After a year of searching, UI officials will welcome four final candidates to campus this week to vie for a position in UI President Sally Mason’s cabinet. The hopefuls are aiming to be named the UI’s vice president for Strategic...

Locals react to House passing health-care bill

KEVIN HOFFMAN

November 9, 2009

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UI professors say the health-care reform bill passed this weekend by the House is “historic” — though it’s still far from a victory for the Obama administration. Representatives approved the bill by a narrow margin, 220-215,...

Longtime medical shop to close

SAM LANE

November 9, 2009

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Tucked in the underground quarters of the UI Medical Laboratories Building, workers have made and repaired UI Hospitals and Clinics tools for decades. But financial constraints are now forcing the 86-year-old shop to close. The...

ACT tests the waters at 50

LAUREN MILLS

November 9, 2009

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Half of a century ago, two UI faculty left their lasting mark on the world: a series of lead-filled ovals with no stray markings. The ACT test celebrated its 50th year this past weekend; its first test was administered on Nov....

School Board outlines boundary plans

HOLLY HINES

November 9, 2009

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Iowa City School Board members have further defined their four main concerns with redistricting. • Keeping students in the school closest to their homes The district’s boundary-change committee will consider these goals...

Students prepare to teach immigrants their rights

JOHN DOETKOTT

November 9, 2009

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Some UI students will soon spread the message to communities across Iowa: No human being is illegal. That was the lesson of the day on Nov. 7, as a handful of students attended a “Know Your Rights” training session. Sponsored...

Wal-Mart reduces size of new store

SHANE ERSLAND

November 9, 2009

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The Wal-Mart Supercenter set to be built in Iowa City will be smaller than the corporation initially planned, but many local residents said they want city officials to stop the facility altogether. After additional building onto...

Spotlight Iowa City: A passion for getting better

DANA JUDAS

November 9, 2009

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Andre Perry is a modest guy. The 32-year-old is responsible for bringing the Mission Creek Festival to Iowa City. He’s a Princeton University graduate who friends say doesn’t realize how great of a writer he is. But for...

Man charged with stealing cigarettes

DI STAFF

November 9, 2009

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Johnson County sheriff’s deputies arrested an Iowa City man after he allegedly stole 350 packs of cigarettes from a Casey’s General Store. Authorities charged Eli Vargason, 18, 1112 Hotz Ave., with third-degree theft. According...

Man charged with stealing debit cards

DI STAFF

November 9, 2009

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UI police arrested a Coralville man, charging him will stealing debit cards from a car and then using the cards to buy food. Police charged Theodore Pietryga, 48, 1322 Fifth St. Apt. 1, with second-degree burglary and unauthorized...

UI looking for wind funds

DI STAFF

November 9, 2009

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The Iowa Power Fund Board will consider a UI proposal Tuesday for $15 million in state funding to support a $78 million bid for the world’s first test site for large-scale wind turbines. A team in the UI College of Engineering...

Culver announces buyouts

DI STAFF

November 9, 2009

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Gov. Chet Culver announced Nov. 6 that $150 million in federal funds will be made available for the purchase of 1,352 homes damaged in last year’s floods. This is the first round of awards made to 20 cities and counties to...