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City Council supports city manager search firm

KATHRYN STINSON

February 2, 2010

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All the City Councilors agree — a search firm it is. At Monday night’s Iowa City City Council work session, all seven councilors expressed support for hiring an outside search firm to aid the group in its quest to find a...

UI engineering students design flood sensor

KELLIE PETERSEN

February 2, 2010

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When it came time for a group of UI engineering students to begin their project for the Capstone Senior Design class, they turned to the floods of 2008 for inspiration. But their inspiration may have come less from the floods...

Q&A: Mason discusses tuition, Hancher

DI STAFF

February 2, 2010

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The Daily Iowan sat down with UI President Sally Mason for a monthly Q&A series to discuss Hancher, budget changes, tuition, and other decisions going before the state Board of Regents on Thursday. DI: What are your thought...

Dance Marathon: Family remains involved

ADAM B SULLIVAN

February 2, 2010

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The members of the VanWey family still sport their matching Dance Marathon gear. It’s been about half a year since 6-year-old Mikayla VanWey finished her final leukemia treatment. But the family — both parents and all three...

Dance Marathon: Nurse uses laughter to care for kids

EMILY BUSSE

February 2, 2010

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Every summer, Carolyn Bygness gets two weeks of vacation time. And for the last 25 years, she’s given up half of that to be a counselor at a summer camp for kids with cancer. For that one week, Bygness, a nurse in the UI Hospital...

Dance Marathon: Student fundraiser tops $4,000

JOSEPH BELK

February 2, 2010

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Nicole Brokloff has waltzed to the top of the fundraising list for Dance Marathon — and by a long shot. The latest official tally puts her total at $3,805.99, according to the Dance Marathon staff. Brokloff said Monday evening...

Dance Marathon: That ‘can’-do air

JOE CAVALIERE

February 2, 2010

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It’s another frigid night in Iowa City, and while many may retreat to the comfort of their dorm rooms or homes, Dance Marathon canners are braving the elements to raise money. And though they try to keep their spirits high,...

Dance Marathon: Running for cancer

MEAGHAN ROHAN

February 2, 2010

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Dance Marathon’s “Big Event” this weekend will be a marathon effort for participants. But for some, it will be the second marathon they’ve participated in to raise money this year. Nearly 175 students ran the Chicago...

Local politicians turning to Twitter

JORDAN FRIES

February 2, 2010

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Janelle Rettig discovered her appointment to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors by logging on to her Twitter account. Rettig, who started using Twitter last year and Tweets three to four times per week, said the social-networking...

Spotlight Iowa City: Cosmic outlook is her passion

MARISA WAY

February 2, 2010

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At 21, Maria Drout has seen more of the world — and the universe — than many ever will. Crisscrossing the nation and the globe, Drout traveled first to New Mexico to peer through a series of telescopes that look at radio...

Neighborhood Centers, School District deny suit allegations

DI STAFF

February 2, 2010

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The Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County and the Iowa City School District have submitted their answer to a lawsuit filed by an Iowa City woman, according to court documents. Bambi Cox sued the agencies, alleging employees...

DeMuth lawyers push for delay

DI STAFF

February 2, 2010

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Attorneys for a Minneapolis man charged in connection with the 2004 break-in at the UI Spence Labs and Seashore Hall have renewed their request for a trial delay, according to court documents. Scott DeMuth, 22, is charged with...