The Daily Iowan

School District proposes tax increase

NORA HEATON

March 8, 2010

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No one likes paying taxes in a recession. But unless the state can provide more funds for Iowa City schools, the School District may have to raise property taxes by almost 15 percent. The current property-tax rate for the district...

21-ordinance opponents use Facebook to rally support

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

March 8, 2010

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Hundreds of people plan to join efforts against the possible prohibition of underage patrons in Iowa City bars. University of Iowa junior Dan Tallon is encouraging students to speak out against the ordinance at the next Iowa...

Becoming Herky

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

March 8, 2010

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With a head weighing between 10 and 25 pounds, Herky the Hawk’s costume can leave students underneath smelly, sweaty, and tired. Nonetheless University of Iowa junior Bridget, a member of the Iowa Spirit Squad, said the exper...

Flooding chance lowered, report shows

JOSEPH BELK

March 8, 2010

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Local victims of flooding in 2008 are remaining optimistic after a spring outlook released by the National Weather Service decreased the potential of flooding in Iowa City. The March 5 release indicated a drop of a few percentage point...

Spotlight Iowa City: KRUI DJ broadcasts culture

ERIC ANDERSEN

March 8, 2010

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Once a week, Brett Johnson transforms into “Don Gregorio.” Johnson goes by the DJ name (which he acquired in Brazil) as host of “The Latin Beat” every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. on KRUI 89.7FM, discussing cultural traditions...

Police see increase in CrimeStopper tips

JORDAN FRIES

March 8, 2010

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An increase in anonymous tips to the local chapter of CrimeStoppers shouldn’t place a heavier burden on the Iowa City police, officials said. Though police Lt. Jim Steffen said the motivation in calling varies for each namele...

Closing Section 8 list, Iowa City joins statewide trend

BONNIE ERLBACHER

March 8, 2010

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Iowa City is joining several other cities statewide in putting a hold on Section 8 housing. The local Housing Authority is no longer accepting applications for the low-income housing program because of an extensively long waiting...

Masculinity panel set for today

HOLLY HINES

March 8, 2010

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A lack of media portrayals of black male intellectuals concerns Ahmad Washington, the University of Iowa doctoral student in counselor education said. He said pop culture and the media typically portray African American men as...

News groups join UI lawsuit

DI STAFF

March 8, 2010

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A number of news-related organizations have filed an amici curiae — or “friend of the court” request — for the court case between the Iowa City Press Citizen and the University of Iowa, according to representatives from the organiza...

Trial set in Versypt slaying

DI STAFF

March 8, 2010

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Trial has been set for a 17-year-old charged in the slaying of John Versypt, the landlord of an Iowa City apartment complex, for May 3. Charles William Curtis Thompson was arrested for the October 2009 shooting death of Versypt,...

Woman charged with domestic-abuse assault

DI STAFF

March 8, 2010

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Police charged an Iowa City woman after she allegedly stabbed a man during an argument. Kimberly Hudson, 32, 3503 Shamrock Place, was charged March 6 with domestic-abuse assault with intent and displaying a weapon after police...

Hanson to receive $15,000

DI STAFF

March 8, 2010

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Following City High Principal Mark Hanson’s resignation, effective June 30, he will receive $15,000 on top of his usual salary for the school year, according to a separate agreement. The public document was signed by Hanson...