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Simulator tests local bus drivers

PARKER SMITH

November 10, 2009

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A new Cambus driver, Bill Weets got the dreaded late-night shift. During his first semester on the job, lack of seniority forced the now UI senior to drive the Saferide route, which runs until after 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday...

Summit liquor license on line

NICOLE KARLIS

November 10, 2009

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The third Iowa City bar to fight for its liquor-license is set to face the Iowa City City Council next week. The Summit filed a license-renewal application last week, and it will go before the City Council on Nov. 17, said City...

Applications for law school rise

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

November 10, 2009

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Future lawyers beware: Competition is increasing. Application numbers at the UI College of Law are up. Compared with this time last year, they’ve risen by 53 percent — a huge increase that is mirrored at law schools around...

Mason on cuts, student services

DI STAFF

November 10, 2009

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The Daily Iowan sat down with UI President Sally Mason to discuss how the budget reduction plan is progressing and what it means for staff and students. DI: How can you assure staff and faculty that reductions to their retirem...

Candidate knows crises

HOLLY HINES

November 10, 2009

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Paul Allvin knows how to deal with a crisis. A candidate for the UI vice president for Strategic Communication position, he said he has helped officials communicate with the public during two large rural fires, one of the longest...

Women innovators honored

LAUREN MILLS

November 10, 2009

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Iowa women in the fields of science, technology, and engineering will converge on Altoona, Iowa, today, abandoning graphing calculators and test tubes to settle in for a day of celebration. Four UI faculty and four students are...

School Board eyes homeschool rules

HOLLY HINES

November 10, 2009

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Homeschooled students in Iowa City may need to attend a district high school for at least two years to receive a diploma under a newly proposed policy change. The Iowa City School Board will conduct a first reading of the policy...

Spotlight Iowa City: Down to the river

SAM LANE

November 10, 2009

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Nancy Purington found her wave of inspiration at the confluence of two rivers. As a girl, the view from Purington’s home overlooked the Wapsipinicon and Mississippi Rivers. The now-62-year-old swam, boated, and fished all summer....

Defecation brings charges

DI STAFF

November 10, 2009

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An Iowa City man faces two charges after he allegedly defecated on the floor of a local pharmacy last week. Robert E. Lee, 57, 1903 H St., was charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief and public intoxication. According to...

Recount doesn’t change U-Heights vote

DI STAFF

November 10, 2009

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A supervised recount of the Nov. 3 University Heights city election found no changes in voting results, officials announced Monday. Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett ordered a recount of the election after the race left two...

Vandenberg’s show now

BRENDAN STILES

November 10, 2009

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As the No. 15 Iowa Hawkeyes attempt to move on from a stunning 17-10 loss at Kinnick Stadium to Northwestern on Nov. 7, they can look back at the 1990 New York Giants for motivation. That year, the Giants lost their starting...

Short season for field hockey

JORDAN GARRETSON

November 10, 2009

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For the first time since 2005, the Iowa field-hockey team won’t make a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes’ 5-1 Big Ten Tournament semifinal loss to No. 8 Michigan State on Nov. 6 left them with a 9-10 overall record....