The Daily Iowan

Obama touts jobs, education

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

January 28, 2010

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With a nation at war and in the midst of severe economic doldrums, President Obama asserted in his first State of the Union address Wednesday evening that he has never been more hopeful about America’s future. America’s...

Plan gives regents more money

EMILY BUSSE

January 28, 2010

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Gov. Chet Culver plans to return almost $31 million to regent institutions this fiscal year if his newly proposed budget plan is passed. In a budget report released Wednesday by Culver and Lt. Gov. Patty Judge, the $5.32 billion...

Faculty react to grad report

MORGAN OLSEN

January 28, 2010

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A task force assembled to assess graduate programs is already drawing criticism, but those close to the process stress all findings are preliminary. The Graduate Task Force released the initial evaluations to each university...

Owner sells Et Cetera bar

DANNY VALENTINE

January 28, 2010

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Goodbye Et Cetera. Hello, Slippery Petes. An owner of 3rd Base, 111 E. College St, along with the bar’s general manager and a third party, recently purchased the bar Et Cetera, 118 S. Dubuque St., after its owner decided it...

Proposed cuts put elementary teachers at risk

MARLEEN LINARES

January 28, 2010

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Some Iowa City school officials are worried proposed budget cuts could put elementary and secondary media teachers at risk. “Naturally, when any budget cuts are announced, it scares us,” Horn Elementary Principal Kristin...

Small tax hike to fund communications center

GRACE SAVIDES

January 28, 2010

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Johnson County residents will soon see a small increase in their property taxes to help fund a new emergency-communications center. County residents will be taxed 70 cents on every $1,000 of property value, up from 68 cents,...

Students explore volunteer options

MEAGHAN ROHAN

January 28, 2010

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More than 200 UI students grabbed maps and passports on Wednesday, though they never left campus. These students didn’t have their passports stamped by airport security — they were traveling through the UI Volunteer Fair...

Forum gives students inside look at economy

MORGAN OLSEN

January 28, 2010

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Everyone knows that our country is trying to crawl out of a recession, but not everyone understands how or why we got here. Dean Baker, a codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., spoke to...

Spotlight Iowa City: Toys ’R’ her

JORDAN FRIES

January 28, 2010

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One hundred eighty-two dollars. That was the catalyst that transformed Claudia Kline into a victim’s advocate. A thief stole the cash from the 58-year-old one day in downtown Iowa City after she left her purse at a store. Distraught,...

Dining for a good cause

DI STAFF

January 28, 2010

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Students interested in helping with Haiti relief have two options for lunch today as the UI holds two benefits over the noon hour. A special Lunch with the Chefs titled “The UI Unites to Help Haiti” will run from 11 a.m....

Supervisors set raises

DI STAFF

January 28, 2010

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors agreed on salary raises for elected officials, their deputies, and non-bargaining employees at a budget meeting Wednesday. Elected officials and their deputies will receive a raise of 1.4...

Man charged with 6th OWI

DI STAFF

January 28, 2010

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UI police charged a Marion man with his sixth OWI after he was reportedly found driving backwards on Gilbert Street without his headlights on. Kevin Knapp, 43, was charged Wednesday with OWI. Knapp has five prior OWI convictions,...