The Daily Iowan

Cycling race supports Children’s Hospital

MARIA GIBBS

November 29, 2010

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Ed Veak was among the 30 or so spectators who stood around the racetrack, huddled in jackets as they watched cyclo-cross racers climb a hill while carrying their bikes. His biker friend raced up the side of the hill, wearing nothing...

UI eyes more accessible website

MAX FREUND

November 29, 2010

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Universities have been put on notice: Have accessible technology or face the consequences. And the University of Iowa is paying attention. The UI is in the midst of a massive overhaul of its web accessibility guidelines, and...

City Council to tackle recycling tonight

ALICIA KRAMME

November 29, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council will discuss how to improve the city's recycling program at tonight's meeting. City officials said the previously approved option of single-stream recycling — in which residents no longer have to...

Spotlight: UI student wins Rhodes Scholarship

NINA EARNEST

November 29, 2010

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Bill Clinton. Edwin Hubble. George Stephanopoulos. A 20-year-old University of Iowa senior is joining their ranks. Renugan Raidoo is now a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarship enables students to study for two or three years...

School Board adds 6 new high-school courses

ALAN TOUSSAINT

November 29, 2010

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Local high-school students and school officials say the addition of six new classes at City High and West High will help provide more equal opportunities for students at both schools. After a 4-2 vote at the last School Board...

State sees decrease in discrimination complaints

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 29, 2010

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The number of housing discrimination complaints is growing in Iowa City and statewide, despite a drop in discrimination complaints overall since fiscal 2009. According to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission's annual report for fiscal...

Mason appoints provost search committee

DI STAFF

November 29, 2010

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University of Iowa President Sally Mason announced Nov. 23 the formation of the official Provost Search Committee to replace former Provost Wallace Loh, now the president of the University of Maryland-College Park. The committee...

Local Realtor charged with bootlegging

DI STAFF

November 29, 2010

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The property owner of a popular tailgating venue was charged with bootlegging after Iowa City police carried out an undercover investigation. Tracy Barkalow, 35, 320 S. Linn St., was charged Nov. 18 with two counts of bootlegging....

Police investigate strong-arm robbery

DI STAFF

November 29, 2010

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Iowa City police are investigating an incident after a man reported someone stole his iPod as he was walking. According to police, officers responded to the 500 block of South Van Buren Street on Nov. 26. after a report of a...

Multiple people arrested for meth

DI STAFF

November 29, 2010

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Iowa City police carried out several methamphetamine-related arrests over the past week. Two Iowa City men were charged with providing meth to a minor to sell at a local school. Robert Lee Jr., 44, and James Streit Jr., 26,...

Takanami and apartments evacuated for fire

DI STAFF

November 29, 2010

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Iowa City fire crews responded to a a small fire at Takanami restaurant over the Thanksgiving break. The Iowa City Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in Takanami, 217 Iowa Ave., at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Nov....

Police search for people who shot out vehicle’s window

DI STAFF

November 29, 2010

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Iowa City police are investigating a pellet-gun incident. According to police, the residents of 4146 Rohret Road called authorities on Nov. 25 to report the rear window of their SUV had been broken while backing out of their...