The Daily Iowan

’Tis the season to give back

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

December 15, 2009

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Among barking and laughter, UI junior Katie Murph walked along the kennels in the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. With families roaming around the center to find their potential new pet at the sixth-annual Holiday...

Saving jobs by cutting back

JOHN DOETKOTT

December 15, 2009

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Nearly 10 months after the approval of the federal stimulus package, future ex-employees are proving to be the UI’s biggest beneficiaries. The UI spent around $33.4 million of its total $35.5 million in stimulus funding to...

Curfew coming soon

NICOLE KARLIS

December 15, 2009

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Iowa City youngsters will soon have to abide by a curfew — one not ordered by their parents. The Iowa City City Council passed its final consideration of the citywide juvenile curfew on Monday evening with a 4-3 vote. The...

Despite some hassles, regents use electronic meetings

EMILY BUSSE

December 15, 2009

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Some state Board of Regents members say the increased use of telephonic meetings is causing some problems and isn’t conducive to major decision-making. Near the end of last week’s telephonic meeting, after almost an hour...

Spotlight Iowa City: Moving to the next stage

DEE FABBRICATORE

December 15, 2009

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In a year or so, Sarah Helt could see herself getting yoga certification in India. That said, she also envisions herself in the Columbia University theater department, studying under her hero, Anne Bogart. No matter where she...

Alcohol group meets — in private

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

December 15, 2009

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The Partnership for Alcohol Safety met Monday in a closed session, though it wasn’t immediately clear why. The group — a collaborative initiative between the city and university — was created in an attempt to combat Iowa...

Students turn to Adderall as study aid

ASHLEY OERMAN

December 15, 2009

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The first time Stella took Adderall she cleaned her entire dorm room. “I didn’t even know it was working until my roommate saw me being a clean freak, which never happens,” said the UI sophomore, who asked that her actual...

Kehoe sentencing today

DI STAFF

December 15, 2009

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The Coralville woman convicted of killing one of her sons and attempting to kill the other will be sentenced today. Michelle Kehoe, 36, was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and child endangerment causing injury...

Panel criticizes school-boundary proposals

DI STAFF

December 15, 2009

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Iowa City School District boundary-change committee members critiqued possible redistricting solutions that consultants presented at a committee meeting on Monday. Consultants suggested building a facility for high-school freshmen...

Woman gets 6 months in prison

DI STAFF

December 15, 2009

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A federal judge sentenced an Iowa City woman to six months in prison after she pleaded guilty to stealing Social Security benefits. Gloria Hardiman, 59, received $94,780 in improper benefits. Hardiman applied for Social Security...

Man charged with sexual abuse

DI STAFF

December 15, 2009

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Iowa City police arrested an Arkansas man for allegedly abusing a girl for several years. Travis Porter, 42, Norfork, Ark., was charged with second-degree sexual abuse. According to reports, Porter abused the girl when she was...

Man charged with trespass, intoxication

DI STAFF

December 15, 2009

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Iowa City police arrested a man after he allegedly entered an apartment, threw up, and began to undress before getting caught. Mark Flackenstein, 23, 1809 Flanigan Court, was charged with intoxication and trespass. According...