The Daily Iowan

Witness held in killing

SCOTT RAYNOR

December 1, 2009

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A witness to the Oct. 8 shooting on the Southeast Side that killed Cordova, Ill., resident John Versypt is being held for questioning in the Johnson County Jail on a $150,000 cash-only bond. Authorities contend that 19-year-old...

Commentary: Men rediscover razor’s edge

SAM LANE

December 1, 2009

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It sparks some hairy debates. My dad hates it, my mom is ambivalent, and everyone else is either impressed or turned off. But regardless of others’ thoughts and comments on my now-impervious facial hair, I will have bittersweet...

Potential Hancher site owner: No deal

JOHN DOETKOTT

December 1, 2009

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If UI officials decide to move Hancher Auditorium to downtown Iowa City, they might have to exercise eminent domain for the first time in the university’s history. The owners of downtown apartment complex Pentacrest Gardens...

World AIDS Day: ‘A celebration of life, not death’

JORDAN FRIES

December 1, 2009

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Huddled with four other UI students in the chilly air on Monday night, Laura Henkle carefully placed a large banner on the Hubbard Park fence with the phrase “I See Red.” The UI senior, head of the UI Global Health Club,...

UI students jet to Copenhagen for U.N. conference

LAUREN MILLS

December 1, 2009

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Holly Jones will live on coffee for the next few days. The UI senior is preparing to jet off to Copenhagen, Denmark, where she will participate in Expedition Copenhagen, a program sponsored by the Will Steger Foundation. The f...

City Council to mull curfew again

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

December 1, 2009

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Dipping temperatures may be causing a dip in youth crime on the Southeast Side of Iowa City, but the Iowa City city councilors will still revisit the possibility of a juvenile curfew tonight. This time around, councilors will...

Miller-Meeks to seek 2nd District seat again

MARLEEN LINARES

December 1, 2009

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Mariannette Miller-Meeks announced her plan on Monday to try to run in 2010 against Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District seat. The Ottumwa, Iowa, native made several stops throughout the 15-county...

Spotlight Iowa City: The sting of communication

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

December 1, 2009

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She’s always loved watching people. As an undergraduate on the historic La Salle University campus in Philadelphia, UI communications Assistant Professor Rachel McLaren didn’t know what to major in. She knew her interests,...

Judge releases Spence suspect

DI STAFF

December 1, 2009

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A federal judge ordered on Monday the release of the Minneapolis man arrested in connection to the 2004 break-in at Spence Labs at the UI. Prosecutors claimed Scott DeMuth, 22, was a domestic terrorist who posed a danger to society...

Regents may discard bonuses

DI STAFF

December 1, 2009

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The state Board of Regents is re-evaluating whether it will offer performance-based bonuses to the three state institution presidents. The bonuses were started in 2007, when UI President Sally Mason was hired; she has never been...

Hawkeyes host Virginia Tech tonight

SCOTT MILLER

December 1, 2009

Filed under Sports

During the last 15 minutes of Iowa’s 17-point loss against Wichita State on Nov. 24, the Iowa men’s basketball team only mustered 15 points. After the game, head coach Todd Lickliter cited poor shooting and inopportune turnovers...

Commentary: Bluder’s Bunch overcomes numerous injuries

JORDAN GARRETSON

December 1, 2009

Filed under Sports

Injuries happen. A team that hopes none of its players will suffer an injury is simply foolish. The important part is how a team copes with those hurdles. The Iowa women’s basketball team is providing a pretty good example. Injury...