The Daily Iowan

Locals say Iowa City good choice for Obama visit

ADAM B SULLIVAN

March 25, 2010

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Why Iowa City? Access to health-care here is good. Neither of the Congressional races in the eastern part of the state are particularly contentious. And the University of Iowa campus is 1,000 miles — plus a half-hour car ride — ...

Regents approve second wave of early retirement program

EMILY BUSSE

March 25, 2010

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Despite continuing concerns, the state Board of Regents approved on Wednesday a second Early Retirement Incentive Program at the University of Iowa. University officials brought the slightly tweaked plan before the regents af...

Hundreds rally against health-care reform, Obama visit

JOSEPH BELK

March 25, 2010

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        Hundreds settled on the Pentacrest Wednesday night to protest President Obama’s visit to Iowa City today to tout health-care reform. Locals held up signs that read “God Forgive Obama, God Bless...

UI looks to launch Cambus tracking site

MARLEEN LINARES

March 25, 2010

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University of Iowa students could soon see Cambus locations on their cell phones. Cambus is collaborating with the Iowa City and Coralville transit systems on developing online websites that would show riders when buses will...

UI dorm fees could increase next year

EMILY BUSSE

March 25, 2010

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University of Iowa officials announced a proposed dormitory-fee increase of roughly 4 percent at Wednesday’s state Board of Regents meeting. Board President David Miles called the presentation purely informational at this point. The...

Iowa City Municipal Airport flies strong

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

March 25, 2010

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Facing northwest and staring down 3,900 feet of runway, Tim Busch increased throttle, and the white Cessna 172 pulled forward. The engine grew louder, and the plane started to pull left into the wind. Busch, the president of...

Interest in UISG positions low this year

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

March 25, 2010

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Campaigning for a University of Iowa Student Government seat could be a bit easier this year. Only 39 students are vying for Senate seats this year, compared with between 40 and 50 in 2009, said Gordon Sonnenschein, the Stude...

Spotlight Iowa City: Fun with robots and engineering

MORGAN OLSEN

March 25, 2010

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Most University of Iowa engineering students would be surprised to know their electrical and computer engineering professor, Er-Wei Bai, doesn’t have a high-school degree. Bai, a man who is continually smiling and tinkering...

3 charged with criminal mischief

DI STAFF

March 25, 2010

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Police charged three for allegedly causing damage to several parked vehicles early Wednesday morning. John O’Rourke, 21, and Gabriel Harris, 21, both of 922 E. Washington St., and Kevin O’Rourke, 21, 612 E. Court St., were...

Panel examines 4 new redistricting options

DI STAFF

March 25, 2010

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The Iowa City School District redistricting-committee members met with RSP & Associates consultants and district officials to discuss four new potential redistricting options on Wednesday. More than 60 community members...

Football opens spring practice

SCOTT MILLER

March 25, 2010

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The first-floor hallway of the Hayden Fry Football Complex features a Ben Krause quotation: “Don’t bother looking back because we’re not going there.” A floor below, in the spring practice press conference, head coach...

Ferentz supports 21-ordinance

SCOTT MILLER

March 25, 2010

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Add Iowa’s highest-paid state employee, head football coach Kirk Ferentz, to the growing list of public officials in support of the 21-ordinance. At his spring practice press conference Wednesday, Ferentz said he’s “in...