The Daily Iowan

State board recommends legalizing medical marijuana

JORDAN FRIES

February 18, 2010

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Officials from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy voted unanimously to recommend that the state Legislature legalize the use of medical marijuana on Wednesday. The proposal would reduce marijuana from a Schedule I controlled substance...

A letter-perfect business

EMILY BUSSE

February 18, 2010

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Eric Asboe has written a letter every day since October. It’s part of his job. With the Iowa City company “A Literal Letter Service,” the 26-year-old and his friend, John Engelbrecht, take orders from the Iowa City community...

Local doctors

NORA HEATON

February 18, 2010

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It’s the smiles they remember. The Miles of Smiles Team, made up of Iowa City doctors and non-medical volunteers, will take its expertise to Xela, Guatemala, today to spend 10 days correcting cases of cleft lip and palate. The...

High-tech classrooms in UI’s near future

MORGAN OLSEN

February 18, 2010

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A new project is underway in the UI Main Library. Just past the Information Arcade, a room is being transformed into an interactive high-tech classroom. UI officials have started to build several of these technology-assisted...

Experts push for farm change

JOSEPH BELK

February 18, 2010

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Iowa’s thousands of farmers face a slew of issues in contemporary agriculture, including energy efficiency and skyrocketing prices. Experts gathered to discuss these issues’ role in the future of farming on Wednesday night,...

Spotlight Iowa City: Finding a calling in prison

IAN MARTIN

February 18, 2010

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When Rebecca McCray’s friends ask her what she’s doing on a Tuesday night, she almost always has the same answer: I’m going to prison. It’s not because she has been charged with or convicted of any crime. The 24-year-old...

Trial set for White

DI STAFF

February 18, 2010

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Trial has been set for Andre White, who is charged with second-degree sexual abuse, according to court documents. White, 39, was at a residence in Lone Tree on the night of Jan. 22 when he allegedly forced a woman to have sex...

UI, UI Physicians drop lawsuit

DI STAFF

February 18, 2010

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The UI and UI Physicians have dropped their case against a health-care management company, according to court documents. In September 2008, the UI parties filed a lawsuit against Interplan Health Group. According to a Sept. 30,...

Group wants man charged in death to pay for funeral

DI STAFF

February 18, 2010

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The Crime Victim Compensation Program has asked that an Iowa City man charged with involuntary manslaughter pay for the funeral of the alleged victim. Alajuwon Shamar Johnson, 26, was charged Jan. 1 in the shooting death of 20-year-old...

UI-run swim club cleared

DI STAFF

February 18, 2010

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A UI-run swimming club is not in direct competition with another Iowa City group and may continue to operate, according to the university’s General Counsel Office. The university is not allowed to compete directly with private...

Officials to examine sexual-harassment policy

DI STAFF

February 18, 2010

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Fewer than two weeks after the UI released its proposed sexual-harassment policy, officials have targeted three sections of the document that need further consideration. Jonathan Carlson, the senior associate to the UI president,...

Bluder’s Bunch hosts Minnesota tonight

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 18, 2010

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Prior to hitting the court before each game, the Iowa women’s basketball team focuses on one thing: Going 1-0. And lately, taking things one game at a time has certainly paid off. After starting the new calendar year losing...