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Some question worth of Iowa City-Chicago rail service

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

November 11, 2010

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While officials from Iowa City to Washington, D.C., have lauded a proposed rail from Iowa City to Chicago as a way to boost a struggling economy, some argue the rail simply will not work. "I think there are a number of demographic...

Many student voters stuck to 21-only

SAM LANE

November 11, 2010

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Statistics from the Johnson County Auditor's Office may reveal what some had suspected going into the election: many UI students would vote on the 21-ordinance and not some other items on the ballot. For example, nearly 100 percent...

Dorm rooms may get personal recycling bins

ALISON SULLIVAN

November 11, 2010

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Every University of Iowa dorm room could soon get an individual recycling bin under a new proposal. UI Student Government Sen. Sunny Kothari proposed the initiative to help fund the project, originally proposed by Associated...

Ex-CIA agent highlights abuse of power

NINA EARNEST

November 11, 2010

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She's jumped out of airplanes, fired automatic weapons, and waded through swamps. And now, Valerie Plame Wilson wants Americans to speak truth to power. Plame Wilson, the Central Intelligence Agency operative whose covert identity...

Judge delays North Liberty land deal

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 11, 2010

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A 6th District judge ruled in favor of 20-plus plaintiffs requesting a temporary injuction against the city of North Liberty and 380 Development Group on Monday. The decision comes after the plaintiffs — consisting of six landowners,...

Schools criticized on First Amendment rights

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 11, 2010

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Members of the Christian Legal Society said it is unclear how a pending lawsuit will affect the University of Iowa chapter of the student organization, and an attorney on the case said such action is just one example of universities...

UI may cut six more grad programs

ARIANA WITT

November 11, 2010

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The University of Iowa Graduate College could soon shrink even more. The college plans to send six more graduate programs to the state Board of Regents for possible termination, said John Keller, the dean of the school. The...

Business students bag for Haiti

ALAN TOUSSAINT

November 11, 2010

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In one hour, approximately 20 business students filled 3,000 plastic bags with a special food mixture and packed them in boxes for a 2,000-mile journey to Haiti. Their efforts took place in the Pappajohn Business Building's galleria...

Spotlight Iowa City: Tireless volunteer ‘lives’ at Old Capitol

NINA EARNEST

November 11, 2010

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Only one little boy gave Vilda Sutherlin a hard time on an Old Capitol Museum tour. She calmly explained he had two options: He could cooperate and finish the tour with the rest of the group or stay behind and wait at the door. He...

Woman killed in crash

DI STAFF

November 11, 2010

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A Denison, Iowa, woman was killed when a semi rear-ended a car on Highway 218. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a truck driven by Brandon Bachman, 34, and a Ford Taurus driven by Kevin Nau, 50, both of Mount Pleasant, Iowa,...

Homegrown hero transforms Iowa golf

BEN WOLFSON

November 11, 2010

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Mark Hankins' tenure as Iowa's men's golf coach started slowly. One tournament win his first year. None his second. One his third. Now, with four-straight tournament wins this fall, it's safe to say the Hawkeye squad has gone...

Iowa football’s unsung hero

J.T. BUGOS

November 11, 2010

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Adam Robinson is the unsung hero. The leading rusher for Iowa's No. 34 scoring offense in the Football Bowl Subdivision, Robinson is largely overshadowed by quarterback Ricky Stanzi and his No. 3 rank in passing efficiency. Maybe...