The Daily Iowan

GOP to look at regents’ budget

ADAM B SULLIVAN

November 17, 2010

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Republican lawmakers in Iowa — with the legislative and executive power they picked up in this month's elections — are looking to slash the state's budget, and higher-education funds could be a target. Republican lawmakers...

UI students tutor children at Broadway Center

NINA EARNEST

November 17, 2010

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Ryan Fisher struck a deal. "How about you read the first paragraph, and I read the second paragraph," he asked the fourth-grader next to him. "Does that sound fair?" William Hudson, 9, began to read from...

Health-care costs rising for TAs

ARIANA WITT

November 17, 2010

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Ezra Plank remembers the October morning when his 2 year-old daughter woke up complaining of an ear ache. "The night before, Tekoa woke up at 3 a.m., crying and in pain," said Plank, a University of Iowa teaching assistant...

Business pitches compete for part of $50,000

MAX FREUND

November 17, 2010

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Salsa sellers, collection agents, and "green" lawn-care providers have one thing in common: They all need money. Thirty-six entrants pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges during the second Iowa Center for...

‘Disrespect’ on the rise at the UI

ALISON SULLIVAN

November 17, 2010

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Disrespect among staff, faculty, and students is still on the rise, according to an annual report presented to the Faculty Council by two ombudspersons Tuesday. According to the report, 22 percent of complaints this year reported...

Junior high students attend human rights conference

DREW DAVIS

November 17, 2010

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Almost 300 junior-high students sat in a ballroom rapt with attention. Nearly every one raised hands eagerly to ask the speaker a question. The presentation was the final event of Tuesday's Human Rights to Well-Being conference...

Spotlight: All excitement on the Russian front

EVAN CLARK

November 17, 2010

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"Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art." Famous Russian theater director and founder of Method acting Konstantin Stanislavski wasn't talking directly to University of Iowa graduate Emily Larson when he...

Police say man choked, threatened to kill man

DI STAFF

November 17, 2010

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An Iowa City man allegedly threatened to kill the man with whom he has engaged in sexual relations. Andrew Staudt, 27, 3 Expo Drive, was charged Oct. 21 with assault causing bodily injury, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and...

Residents warned of ‘Grandma, I’m in jail’ scam

DI STAFF

November 17, 2010

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office warned residents the "Grandma, I'm in jail" scam is returning to the area. Claiming to be a grandson or granddaughter, an individual tells the person who answers the phone they took...

Council to hold public hearing on Towncrest plans

DI STAFF

November 17, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council voted in favor of a public hearing on the Towncrest area and urban renewal at Tuesday night's meeting. The hearing is scheduled to take place at the counil's Dec. 7 meeting, and it will help the council...

Judge recuses himself in Jones’ lawsuit

DI STAFF

November 17, 2010

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The judge assigned to the wrongful-termination lawsuit by a former University of Iowa vice president for Student Services has recused himself from the case because of a potential conflict of interest. According to court documents,...

Bar owner faces second lawsuit

DI STAFF

November 17, 2010

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An Iowa City bar owner is the target of a second lawsuit. Mike Porter — the owner of the Summit, One-Eyed Jakes, and Vito's — is being sued by Southgate Construction LLC for allegedly failing to make payments on a loan taken...