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Grappling with ambulance funding

DANNY VALENTINE

December 8, 2009

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The Johnson County Ambulance Service won’t be getting any smaller in the upcoming budget year, but it also might not get an additional two paramedics for its peak hours, county officials said. More staffing is likely in upcoming...

UI revamps second-grade policy

KATHRYN STINSON

December 8, 2009

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Students unsatisfied with their academic standing now have more chances to boost their grade-point averages. A student can now retake classes after receiving any grades he or she is unhappy with after the College of Liberal Arts...

Council passes extra fee

SCOTT RAYNOR

December 8, 2009

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Iowa City residents will see an extra tax on their utility bills next spring if the Iowa City City Council upholds its decision to impose a 2 percent franchise fee. The council voted 4-2 Monday night to pass the fee after failing...

Council still mulling hotel-tax increase

KATHRYN STINSON

December 8, 2009

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The thousands of visitors who stay in Iowa City and Coralville hotels each year may need to pay a bit extra in the future. The Iowa City City Council is interested in implementing a 2 percent hotel-motel tax increase. The idea...

UI using NIH funding for research on women’s health

JORDAN FRIES

December 8, 2009

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The UI is becoming a center for women’s reproductive-health research after receiving a five-year $2.25 million grant that medical officials are already putting to use. The National Institutes of Health awarded the UI obstetrics/gynecology...

Coping with the holidays

SAM LANE

December 8, 2009

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Carl Klaus and his wife always got a big Christmas tree. They celebrated the holiday with a tree-trimming party. However, since the UI professor emeritus’ wife, Kate, died in November 2002 of a cerebral hemorrhage, Klaus said,...

Another tired stereotype falls

ASHLEY OERMAN

December 8, 2009

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Joey Diaz is one of only a few members in the UI’s greek community to come out while still active in his fraternity. “I could not imagine still being in the closet,” the 21-year-old said. “I wish I could advocate for...

Spotlight: Hunting leads to chip and goodwill

PATRICK RAFFERTY

December 8, 2009

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Trekking through some woods near Des Moines more than a decade ago, then-12-old Dustin Gaskill and a childhood friend searched among the thicket for deer. Coming to a railroad trestle, Dustin and his friend crossed. But Dustin...

Hawkeyes face Panthers first in in-state series

BRENDAN STILES

December 8, 2009

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These next two weeks may not indicate how the Iowa men’s basketball team stacks up with the rest of the Big Ten. But with state bragging rights on the line in their next three games, the Hawkeyes know the significance of potentially...

Hawkeyes look to avenge 2003 BCS loss

SCOTT MILLER

December 8, 2009

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Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has experienced three bowl losses during his 11-year career in Iowa City, but none more devastating, none more cringe-worthy, none more embarrassing than the 21-point drubbing handed over by USC in...

Point/Counterpoint: Is Georgia Tech a good match-up for Iowa?

DI STAFF

December 8, 2009

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YES In the words of Will Smith, welcome to Miami. Now that the Hawkeyes are officially bound for a BCS bowl, it’s time to start talking about whether No. 10 Iowa can knock off the No. 9 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Ha...

Blue Chips now only undefeated team left in 3-on-3 basketball

IAN MARTIN

December 8, 2009

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Mike Kolze was wide open. Catching the basketball in the corner, he nearly psyched himself before taking a shot. But after a seemingly lengthy period of time standing unguarded, he swished it through the net from 13 feet out. “I’d...