The Daily Iowan

The siren song of alcohol

DANNY VALENTINE

December 7, 2009

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The radio screeches. A loud voice fills the Dubuque Street ambulance hub. Two paramedics hasten to their vehicle. Lights. Sirens. Full throttle. The ambulance speeds to One-Eyed Jakes. They find a college-age man crumpled...

Hawk Nation eyes Miami

CHRIS CURTLAND

December 7, 2009

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Local travel agents began feverishly booking fans’ trips to Miami on Sunday night as the news broke that the Hawkeyes will play in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 5, 2010. Unclear if Iowa would play in the Orange Bowl or Fiesta Bowl...

Family, friends honor Ponseti

SAM LANE

December 7, 2009

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While riding in a taxi cab with wife Helena Ponseti and son Bill on a vacation to Spain, Ignacio Ponseti noticed the driver had an interesting name. Ponseti, perhaps the UI’s most well-known medical professional, explained...

Peace Corps a plus, volunteers stress

LAUREN MILLS

December 7, 2009

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UI alumna Fran Boyken lived for 27 months in the island nation of the Philippines, almost 8,000 miles away from her desk in the UI’s Study Abroad Office. Boyken, 25, now works as the UI Peace Corps campus representative, conducting...

Program to reach out to foster kids

SCOTT RAYNOR

December 7, 2009

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When it comes time to leave a foster-care family, many children have difficulty adjusting to adult life. Without a traditional support system, many are less likely to graduate from high school or successfully support themselves...

District eyes more cuts

HOLLY HINES

December 7, 2009

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Iowa City School District officials now have a clearer picture of budget cuts they will need to make. Officials will likely need to cut between roughly $1.4 million and $7.4 million in the 2010-11 school year to balance the...

Keeping tabs on UI ITCs

EMILY BUSSE

December 7, 2009

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This winter, UI students won’t have to trek through the frigid weather to the nearest computer lab only to find it full. Their cell phones will be able to help them avoid that. UI Information Technology Services officials launched...

Franchise fee could hit UI

JOHN DOETKOTT

December 7, 2009

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A proposed city utility fee increase could put even more of a strain on the UI as it works to cut millions from its budget. Officials estimate the proposed 2 percent franchise fee would cost the UI around $350,000 a year, accounting...

GOP picks Cardella for supervisor election

DI STAFF

December 7, 2009

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The Johnson County Republican Party nominated Lori Cardella for the upcoming county Board of Supervisors election on Jan. 19, 2010. The seat was vacated when former Supervisor Larry Meyers died on Sept. 22. A committee consisting...

Woman charged with theft, identity theft

DI STAFF

December 7, 2009

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Police arrested a former accounting firm employee after she allegedly used a client’s account information to pay her own bills. Tabatha Benningfield, 24, address unknown, was charged with first-degree theft and identity theft. Using...

Two charged with robbery

DI STAFF

December 7, 2009

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Police arrested two Iowa City men after they allegedly robbed a store on Dec. 5. Jose Murcia, age unknown, 28 Forestview Trailor Court, and Rogelio Fernandez, 23, address unknown, were both charged with first-degree robbery. The...

Man charged with assault

DI STAFF

December 7, 2009

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Police arrested an Iowa City man after he allegedly bit a bar employee on the shoulder and back. Meredyth Rice, 22, 831 E. Jefferson St., was charged with assault causing bodily injury. According to reports, Rice was in the...