The Daily Iowan

Audit: UIHC missing $11 million

EMILY BUSSE

April 29, 2010

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An internal audit identified $11 million in missing patient charges in areas of University of Iowa Health Care, officials told the state Board of Regents on Wednesday. The audit report deemed the missing billings — which one r...

UIHC to raise rates by 6 percent

NORA HEATON

April 29, 2010

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will increase rates by 6 percent beginning July 1, after the state Board of Regents approved the change during its Wednesday meeting in Iowa City. One key issue with the current fix...

UI backs off dorm conversion

MORGAN OLSEN

April 29, 2010

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After months of considering renovating the Iowa House Hotel to become the newest University of Iowa residence hall, UI officials might scrap the idea. Regent Robert Downer said the renovation, which was to be discussed at today’s...

Sororities to change recruiting

ARIANA WITT

April 29, 2010

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Sorority officials will change their recruitment practices this fall in an effort to increase the number of students pledging. The sororities will move away from their current weeklong event to a setup that spans the first two...

Some Republicans discover lure of green

ADAM B SULLIVAN

April 29, 2010

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It’s not easy being green. But being green and a Republican might be becoming easier. At a campaign event in Coralville on Wednesday, Terry Branstad, a former Iowa governor vying for the office again, touted his environmental record. Th...

Summit may nix Comedy Night

JOSEPH BELK

April 29, 2010

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Downtown bar the Summit’s weekly comedy show may be having its last laugh. Owner Mike Porter said the 21-ordinance, which will take effect June 1, has forced him to re-evaluate the feasibility of hosting a comedy show each...

UI works on ‘smart’ printing

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

April 29, 2010

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University of Iowa senior Chelsea Soderblom has printed class notes and assignments twice a week for four years. Since December 2007, her printing has used just more than 2 percent of a tree, 15.9 kilograms of carbon dioxide,...

Spotlight Iowa City: Finding the fortunate life in books

JOSIE JONES

April 29, 2010

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At the age of 11, Will Ingles flipped a coin to decide where he’d apply for a summer job. Heads was a book shop, and tails was a bike shop. In hindsight, such a simple toss determined a large part of his life. Now, 47 years...

Regulating high-test alcohol put on hold

DI STAFF

April 29, 2010

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Discussions related to the possible registration of Everclear alcohol will be put on hold, said Lynn Walding, the administrator for the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. Walding said the commission is taking a step back and...

Tabor appointed to Appeals Court

DI STAFF

April 29, 2010

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Gov. Chet Culver on Wednesday named Mary Tabor, a former editor of The Daily Iowan, to the Iowa Court of Appeals. Tabor is at present the director of the Criminal Appeals Division at the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. “Her...

Material-witness case dismissed

DI STAFF

April 29, 2010

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The case of the material witness held in connection with the Oct. 8, 2009, shooting death of John Versypt has been dismissed, according to court records. Justin Marshall, 19, was in the apartment building where Versypt, the landlord...

Police investigate reported hit-and-run

DI STAFF

April 29, 2010

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Iowa City police are looking for a driver they say hit a bicyclist and left the scene. According to police reports, authorities responded to the intersection of Jefferson and Johnson Streets around 2 p.m. after a bicyclist was...