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Alleged victim testifies in sex-abuse case

SAM LANE

February 9, 2010

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A counselor at Lemme Elementary sexually abused a child at least two times when the boy visited his office, the alleged victim testified Monday. “I was scared, and I took what adults said,” the alleged victim said. “I was...

Census nearing, UI stresses student awareness

KELLIE PETERSEN

February 9, 2010

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Super Bowl viewers likely saw the ads for the 2010 census sandwiched among commercials for Budweiser and Hyundai. The promotions for the census are also springing up in several places, including on the UI campus, where officals...

Haiti class hones in on disaster

JOE CAVALIERE

February 9, 2010

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When Maureen McCue began planning a UI class on Haiti in July 2009, she knew eventually traveling to the poverty-stricken country would be a powerful experience. But the trip took on a much greater meaning after a Jan. 12 earthquake...

State’s midwives seeking licensure

HOLLY HINES

February 9, 2010

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Melanie Moore said she believes it’s her calling to help women give birth in their homes. She’s familiar with the process — she’s had babies at home herself five times. Moore is a certified professional midwife. But...

Local bettors like proposed legislation

JORDAN FRIES

February 9, 2010

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Riley Schmitt didn't start placing official bets on sporting events until last August, but the UI freshman said he's already hooked on making money illegally. “I’ve always made little side bets with family and close friends...

Gay marriage at risk in Iowa

ADAM B SULLIVAN

February 9, 2010

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Democrats in the Iowa Legislature have vowed to protect same-sex marriage by blocking legislation aimed at nullifying last year’s Iowa Supreme Court decision. However, procedural rules in the Iowa House of Representatives could f...

City code prohibits alcohol prizes

KATHRYN STINSON

February 9, 2010

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Drinking. Games. Iowa City officials are warning bars owners that they need to keep the two separate. In a recent letter to all Iowa City liquor-license holders, City Assistant Attorney Eric Goers asked bar owners to acknowledge...

A lag in new laws?

JOSEPH BELK

February 9, 2010

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A proposal in the state House of Representatives could restrict the Iowa Legislature to passing laws only once every two years. Under the legislation, drafted by Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, the General Assembly would follow...

Spotlight Iowa City: UI student reaches out to teens

NORA HEATON

February 9, 2010

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Though an articulate man when it comes to expressing Boys2Men’s mission, Rodney Anderson knows better than to talk a lot when the ribs are waiting. The greeting that met a group of boys was simple: “Our foundational rule...

House passes PAULA bill

DI STAFF

February 9, 2010

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The Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow Iowans to have underage drinking tickets expunged from their records. The bill passed the House unanimously with 97 votes; three representatives were...

Cambus hits pole

DI STAFF

February 9, 2010

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A UI Cambus collided with a pole near the UI College of Nursing on Monday evening. Around 8:30 p.m., the Cambus hit the pole at the intersection of Newton Road and Riverside Drive, said Cambus employee Jon Sullivan. Cambus officials...

Lickliter still pleased with team’s effort

SCOTT MILLER

February 9, 2010

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With his team on pace to complete one of the worst three-season stretches in the program’s history, Iowa men’s head basketball coach Todd Lickliter sat in the basement of Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Monday and maintained he’s...