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Teenager arrested in Broadway killing

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

February 12, 2010

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Iowa City police arrested a 17-year-old in connection with the slaying of a landlord who was shot while tending to his property. Charles William Curtis Thompson was charged Thursday with first-degree murder. Investigators said...

Redistricting causes real-estate concerns

NORA HEATON

February 12, 2010

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Nancy Hudson’s home is filled with photographs of her three grandchildren. But as she talks about them, an unlikely topic comes up: real estate. Hudson’s son and daughter-in-law are in the process of building a home that...

Graduates eye overseas teaching

MICHAEL ARRIOLA

February 12, 2010

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In a nearly jobless economy, William Boyd has found an alternative — leaving the economy behind and teaching English in Spain. The UI senior, who is majoring in Spanish and international studies, is one of a growing number...

Bijou, UI talk on films

KRISTIN LUTZ

February 12, 2010

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UI officials could prove to be a roadblock as the Bijou’s Board of Directors pursue the mission of screening films the community wouldn’t usually see. University officials asked the board on Tuesday to cancel a pornography...

Local businesses use social networking

GRACE SAVIDES

February 12, 2010

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Social-networking sites may seem like just a way to meet new people, but for Tony and Dawn Evans, social networking helped their business take off. Five years ago, when Tony Evans quit his job at a Wal-Mart deli, he knew very...

Bill would strip protections from LGBT students

ADAM B SULLIVAN

February 12, 2010

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Turk Pierson said he encountered some bullying in high school because he’s gay, but he was able to “brush it off.” However, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students aren’t so lucky, he said. “I wish I...

Spotlight Iowa City: Calmly finding a center

HANNA ROSMAN

February 12, 2010

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Maureen Mondanaro uses “peace” of mind to streamline her busy life. She’s a mother of three busy girls, a prominent downtown restaurant owner and — as if it weren’t enough — a co-leader of Hothouse Yoga in Iowa City...

Supervisors nix late-fee, interest waivers

DI STAFF

February 12, 2010

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Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett spoke with the Johnson County Board of Supervisors Thursday about requests to waive or refund late-penalty and interest charges on property taxes. Slockett recommended that the supervisors...

Woman charged with pimping

DI STAFF

February 12, 2010

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The Johnson County Sheriff’s office arrested a Cedar Rapids woman after she allegedly prostituted her daughter to an undercover police officer. Mary Doolin, 60, Cedar Rapids, was charged Feb. 8 with pimping as part of an undercover...

Man charged with theft, forgery

DI STAFF

February 12, 2010

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The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office charged a man on Feb. 8, alleging that he forged $13,600 in checks using a relative’s name. Dale Grimm, 50, Middle Amana, Iowa, was charged with first-degree theft and forgery after allegedly...

Wrestlers host Northwestern, travel to Minnesota

J.T. BUGOS

February 12, 2010

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The Iowa wrestling team likely isn’t looking forward to Valentine’s Day. While the Hawkeyes have a marquee conference matchup against No. 5 Minnesota scheduled for Feb. 14, the top-ranked grapplers will host Northwestern...

Hawkeyes seeking to upset No. 6 Purdue

BRENDAN STILES

February 12, 2010

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They haven’t come too often this season, but the 78-65 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday gives the Iowa men’s basketball team something to build on. From the first possession, the Hawkeyes were in control against the...