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Judge overturns liquor-license denials

NICOLE KARLIS

December 16, 2009

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Two downtown bars will keep their liquor licenses, despite being denied by the Iowa City City Council for having high underage-drinking rates, a judge ruled Tuesday. Administrative Law Judge Margaret LaMarche reversed the City...

Kehoe gets life

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

December 16, 2009

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INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — For most of his wife’s murder trial, Eugene Kehoe has sat straight-faced. But on Tuesday, he wiped his eyes as he waited for his wife’s sentencing. First District Judge Bruce Zager sentenced Michelle...

Workers deal with furloughs

SCOTT RAYNOR

December 16, 2009

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Some UI employees will be forced to take 40 unpaid hours off in the next six months in an effort to save the university roughly $2.5 million. All merit employees — which includes technical and security staff — will be asked...

Closely knit bears for a cause

CHRIS CURTLAND

December 16, 2009

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For Emily Brink and thousands of children in Africa, happiness comes from two needles and some string. In two years of being involved with the Mother Bear Project, the UI freshman has donated more than 30 hand-knitted bears to...

Spotlight Iowa City: Cross-cultural man

TYLER LYON

December 16, 2009

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One of UI senior Paul Worrell’s fascinations lies in conflicting cultures living together. He observed such a divide firsthand in his hometown of Denison, Iowa, and the experience has forever shaped his interests in the world. Worrell,...

UI Surplus keeps items from ending up in landfill

SAM LANE

December 16, 2009

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On a given day, UI Surplus is packed with customers who rummage through the warehouse’s shelves of old Rolodexes, weathered desks, and hard drives. “When people come in asking me what’s new here, I say, ‘Nothing. Everything’s...

Gymnasts get a ‘frosh’ face

CLARK CAHILL

December 16, 2009

Filed under Sports

In a conference in which every team holds a spot in the top-10 national rankings, a team might need a spark to push it to the next level. That spark for the Iowa men’s gymnastics team might rest in its freshmen all-around competitors. The...

School for Deaf runs table

EVELYN LAU

December 16, 2009

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The record books will remember the 2009 Bobcats. The Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs pulled off an undefeated season, going 8-0 for the first time in school history. The Bobcats played deaf teams from around the...

Aquahawks sign eight

DI STAFF

December 16, 2009

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The Iowa women’s swimming and diving team announced its 2010 recruiting class on Tuesday. Eight swimmers and one diver signed national letters of intent to swim with the AquaHawks starting in fall of next year. The recruits...

Women’s gymnastics signs recruit

DI STAFF

December 16, 2009

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The Iowa women’s gymnastics team is prepping for its first meet of the 2010 season on Jan. 9 at Michigan. But Iowa head coach Larissa Libby is busy getting her squad ready for 2011 as well. Libby announced on Tuesday she received...

Commentary: Intramural video gaming?

IAN MARTIN

December 16, 2009

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It’s far-fetched, it’s unlikely to ever happen, and it’s not even a real sport. But intramural video games ought to be the next step for Recreational Services. While no formal survey has been done at the UI, a quick walk...

Powerade aids sponsorship

MATT SCHOMMER

December 16, 2009

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Whether it’s LeBron James hitting full court shots, Andy Roddick exploding a tennis ball, or a daredevil surfing 50-foot swells during a tsunami, Powerade is synonymous with powerful athletes. The UI, along with several universities...