The Daily Iowan

Few send comments on task forces

ARIANA WITT

March 1, 2010

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It seems the University of Iowa community is keeping relatively quiet about six budget-related task-force reports released in February. Provost Wallace Loh said about a “handful” of comments have been submitted on the task...

Push for more physicians sparks new medical schools

KELLIE PETERSEN

March 1, 2010

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In the highly competitive medical-school admissions, rejection becomes a common theme even for qualified applicants. But in response to a demand for more physicians, new medical colleges are popping up nationwide to educate more...

Studio 13 welcomes individuals with mental disabilities

MARY HARRINGTON

March 1, 2010

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Iowa City’s “alternative” bar opens its doors weekly to a section of the community often left on the fringe: the mentally challenged. Every Monday night, Studio 13, 13 S. Linn St., invites clients and workers from Systems...

Iowa 9th in organic farming

GRACE SAVIDES

March 1, 2010

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Iowa could be getting a bad reputation for its organic growing practices, some state officials said. Though a large portion of Iowa’s organic products are sold to wholesale markets — typically out-of-state — more Iowans...

Spotlight Iowa City: Student, enchanted by literature, creates blog

EMILY BUSSE

March 1, 2010

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Ash Bruxvoort discovered a zest for reading as a curious preschooler who perched herself every morning in the kitchen, a children’s book (or newspaper) at hand, reading aloud while waiting for breakfast. “My whole life, my...

6 establishments fail alcohol stings

DI STAFF

March 1, 2010

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Six Johnson County establishments, including three in Iowa City, failed recent compliance checks by selling alcohol to minors. Iowa City police cited employees at Hy-Vee, 1201 N. Dodge St., Kum & Go, 25 W. Burlington St.,...

Area man charged with attempted murder

DI STAFF

March 1, 2010

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Iowa City police charged an 18-year-old Solon resident with attempted murder after he allegedly left a local man with two gunshot wounds in his hands. Dakota Lee Williams, 18, Solon, was charged Feb. 25 with attempted murder,...

UI, codefendants deny suit claims

DI STAFF

March 1, 2010

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The University of Iowa, state Board of Regents, and a UI professor have submitted their answer in a lawsuit involving a former visiting professor. Ravi Sood, who worked in the nuclear-medicine department at the UI beginning in...

Man gets 5 years’ probation for having sex with 12-year-old

DI STAFF

March 1, 2010

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A North Liberty man was sentenced to five years of probation for lascivious acts with a child. Scott Christenson, now 19, admitted to having sex with a 12-year-old girl in June or July 2008, according to police records. Christenson...

Sex-abuse trial to begin

DI STAFF

March 1, 2010

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The trial of Jonathan Schiefer, a man charged with kidnapping, burglary and sexual abuse will begin today. Schiefer, 34, was charged in July 2008 amid a rash of sexual assaults near the UI campus. No similar assaults were recorded...

Iowa downs Indiana for 10th win

SCOTT MILLER

March 1, 2010

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Three days after getting run out of the gym by Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., Iowa (10-19, 4-12) pummeled Indiana (9-19, 3-13), 73-57, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday night. With the victory, the Hawkeyes staved off losing...

Commentary: Hawkeyes’ heart on display in win

BRENDAN STILES

March 1, 2010

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Victories have been sparse during this season for the Iowa men’s basketball team. But there is one facet the team has shown plenty of this year: heart. No, it isn’t a statistical category, but Iowa’s 73-57 win over Indiana...