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Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ vet Dan Choi says

JOSEPH BELK

February 26, 2010

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Army veteran and gay-rights activist Lt. Dan Choi spoke to a crowd of roughly 600 on the University of Iowa campus Thursday, advocating for the repeal of the controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. “The policy is religion-based...

State limits high-proof liquor bottle sizes

KATHRYN STINSON

February 26, 2010

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State officials want to limit the size of some high-proof liquor bottles and possibly require Iowans to document when they purchase them, they said in a public forum Thursday. Around 25 people attended the forum, the second such...

Students learn poverty issues through food

MICHAEL ARRIOLA

February 26, 2010

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Students drew cards when they walked into the Hillcrest dining room Thursday night, determining their income level for the night and where they would sit for dinner. People ate in three areas —the floor for the lower-income...

Miles: Don’t look to gov’t for money

ALYSSA CASHMAN

February 26, 2010

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The days of plentiful government funding for higher education are long gone. State Board of Regents President David Miles emphasized this point to approximately 100 members of the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club and several top University...

Branstad, Culver emphasize higher ed funding

ADAM B SULLIVAN

February 26, 2010

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Politicians aiming to capture the governorship in November aren’t leaving students’ interests out of the picture. The incumbent Democrat and two Republicans hoping to replace him all have plans to ease students’ financial...

Legislator sees special treatment for charged athletes

EMILY BUSSE

February 26, 2010

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Rep. Wayne Ford, D-Des Moines, addressed the House recently, alleging Iowa college athletes have been “coddled rather than punished” for criminal charges. “I have said before and I am saying again, Iowa’s three state ...

Spotlight Iowa City: Local artist plays with book form

ERIC SUNDERMANN

February 26, 2010

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Some call them books. Some call them sculptures. Some, such as Adjunct Assistant Professor Emily Martin, just let the others do the talking. “It’s constantly being defined by the people making things, and that’s what interests...

Redistricting committee releases new scenarios

NORA HEATON

February 26, 2010

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While it can’t please everybody, the redistricting committee aims to satisfy as many as possible. The Iowa City School District’s 38-member redistricting committee met again Thursday night. Based on overwhelming negative...

Judge rejects dismissal motion in Spence case

DI STAFF

February 26, 2010

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A U.S. district judge has denied a motion for dismissal in the case against a Minneapolis man charged in connections with the 2004 break-in at the University of Iowa’s Spence Labs and Seashore Hall, according to federal court...

Supervisors scale back budget

DI STAFF

February 26, 2010

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors agreed to cut $1.1 million from its budget for fiscal 2010, Supervisor Rod Sullivan said. The budget was around $75 million; it will be somewhere closer to $74 million now, he said. Savings...

Ex-student gets 30 days in Clayborn harassment

DI STAFF

February 26, 2010

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A former UI student has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and must pay a $625 fine for harassing a Hawkeye football player last fall, according to online courts records. Brittney Mears, 23, was charged with third-degree harassmen...

Women’s basketball routs Indiana

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 26, 2010

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Poor long-range shooting and zero free-throw attempts in the game’s first 25:30 would have spelled certain doom for the Iowa women’s basketball team earlier in the season. But the Hawkeyes (16-12, 9-8) have come a long way. Iowa...