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Hayek wants search help with city-manager search

KATHRYN STINSON

January 29, 2010

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Mayor Matt Hayek has proposed the city hire an outside search firm to find a new city manager and add new interviews to the process. His proposal comes slightly more than nine months after the city fired then-City Manager Michael...

Fundraising that tastes great

NORA HEATON

January 29, 2010

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The smell of chicken Creole and sounds of Haitian music greeted people of all ages and backgrounds as they came to enjoy a slice of Haitian culture on Thursday afternoon in the IMU Main Lounge. And best of all, the 625 attendees...

IC train plans derailed

KATHRYN STINSON

January 29, 2010

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UI students from the Chicago area will still have to call Greyhound if they can’t hitch a ride home. Plans for passenger rail service between Iowa City and Chicago hit a road block on Thursday, when White House officials announced...

At UIHC, surgery goes robotic

KELLIE PETERSEN

January 29, 2010

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Seated at a console in the operation room, a surgeon peers into the three-dimensional, high definition view of the body cavity provided by a dual camera. And without ever laying a finger on the patient’s body, he carefully...

Vets may finally get money

GRACE SAVIDES

January 29, 2010

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Veterans awaiting financial aid for the past several months may finally receive the benefits they were promised. The Department of Veteran Affairs announced recently they are now prepared to process enrollments for the Post-9/11...

Delving into the philosophy of ‘Arrested Development’

JOSEPH BELK

January 29, 2010

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While fans of the cult TV sitcom “Arrested Development” were hoping for a spin-off movie, UI graduate student Kris Phillips had his mind on another adaptation: a philosophy book. Phillips — who said he has watched the show’s...

Spotlight Iowa City: An open, humanitarian heart

REBECCA KOONS

January 29, 2010

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From responding to flood- and tornado-relief efforts to making a sick child’s day just a bit brighter, Meghan Hammen seemingly never ceases to help someone in need. For several years, the UI alumna, 22, has had the mindset...

Official: UI has no eminent-domain plans

DI STAFF

January 29, 2010

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If authorized by the state Board of Regents, the UI will move ahead with plans to rebuild Hancher near its current location (but on higher ground) and relocate the School of Music to a downtown site. UI spokesman Tom Moore said...

6 percent tuition hike possible

DI STAFF

January 29, 2010

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UI students could see a 6 percent tuition increase next year if the state Board of Regents approves the proposal Feb. 4. In addition to the tuition increase, certain majors at the UI will see separate jumps. Juniors and seniors...

Man pleads not guilty in shooting death

DI STAFF

January 29, 2010

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An Iowa City man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to involuntary manslaughter, according to court officials. Alajuwon Shamar Johnson, 26, was charged Jan. 1 in to the death of 20-year-old Kylie Jo Perkins. Johnson was also charged...

Committee, consultants ponder school-boundary changes

DI STAFF

January 29, 2010

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The Iowa City School District boundary-change committee critiqued possible redistricting solutions Thursday in preparation for two public forums next week. Consultants suggested Northwest Junior High eighth-graders who live south...

Judge denies delay in Spence case

DI STAFF

January 29, 2010

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A federal judge denied an attorney’s request for a delay in the trial of a Minneapolis man charged in connection with the 2004 break-in at the UI Spence Labs. Scott DeMuth, 22, is charged with conspiracy to commit animal-enterprise...