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Grad student cites protecting subjects as reason not to testify

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

December 9, 2009

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A Minneapolis man arrested in connection with the 2004 UI Spence Labs/Seashore Hall break-in said he refused to testify before a grand jury to maintain his integrity as a sociologist,and that he was charged because of his activism...

COGS holds surcharge protest

LAUREN MILLS

December 9, 2009

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As the number of students and textbooks sitting at the brown tables in the Old Capitol Town Center grew on Tuesday, members of the graduate-student union encouraged passersby to voice their opinions on a potential $100 UI surcharge...

Long-ago past comes to light in North Hall café

ASHLEY OERMAN

December 9, 2009

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A young artist named George will lead Jefri Palermo on a historic adventure 80 years in the making. The development coordinator for the UI School of Social Work will use the boy’s yellowing pencil sketch of a train, signed...

UI alums paying debts

JOHN DOETKOTT

December 9, 2009

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As students across the country default on their student loans at an alarming rate, UI graduates seem to be committed to paying off their debts. The national default rate on Stafford Loans reached 6.7 percent in 2007 — the most...

Thinking positive at Southeast

HOLLY HINES

December 9, 2009

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Eighth-grade student Lexine Shumm has been reminding friends at school how much she likes them. From the desk to Lexine’s left, Savannah Reese said she’s noticed the effort. “That makes me happy,” she said, coloring...

Storm lashes IC

MARLEEN LINARES

December 9, 2009

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The first winter storm to hit campus this semester could be one of the worst in the last 10 years, and many UI students wonder if classes will continue the rest of the week. Officials said weather conditions will be “dangerous”...

Spotlight Iowa City: Piano-playing traveler fits right in

JORDAN FRIES

December 9, 2009

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Yifan Ivan Lai has been playing the piano since he was 3, when his parents plopped him down in front of the keys and told him to churn out something beautiful. The toddler, not knowing what to do, begin banging on the keys, glancing...

Fire reported

DI STAFF

December 9, 2009

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Iowa City firefighters responded to a structure fire early Tuesday morning. According to reports, the Fire Department was called to a possible fire around 2 a.m. at 220 Lafayette St. Two fire engines and one truck were dispatched...

Poll on economy to be released

DI STAFF

December 9, 2009

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While a majority of Americans feel the economy is in poor condition, around half think it will improve significantly by next year, according to a Hawkeye Poll released Tuesday. Forty-nine percent of those surveyed said they expect...

Nite Ride schedule to be extended

DI STAFF

December 9, 2009

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UI police will extend Nite Ride’s service hours during finals week. Nite Ride will run from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. each day from Dec. 13 to 17. The free van service for women normally stop service at 3 a.m. Police offer Nite...

Woman charged in meth case

DI STAFF

December 9, 2009

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Police arrested an Iowa City woman after raiding what they described as a meth lab Monday afternoon. Cindy Guhl, 50, 101 Shrader Road, was charged with keeping a drug house and child endangerment. According to police, officers...

Turnovers, big runs doom Hawkeyes in loss to UNI

BRENDAN STILES

December 9, 2009

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On a night in which a blizzard covered the eastern portion of the state, cold shooting doomed the Iowa men’s basketball team at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls on Tuesday. Thanks to an eye-popping 22-1 run in the first half,...