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Museum of Art donations decrease since loss of facility

NINA EARNEST

December 1, 2010

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Cash donations to the University of Iowa Museum of Art have dropped significantly since the 2008 flood, but museum officials say they are not in any immediate financial need. Donors contributed $192,870 during fiscal 2010 —...

New city manager starts today

ALICIA KRAMME

December 1, 2010

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Sitting in his tidy new office wearing a black tie speckled with tiny gold tigerhawks, Tom Markus said he has wanted to be a city manager since he was in high school. His father and uncle worked at a Minnesota power company and...

On World AIDS day, locals stress the importance of awareness

ARIANA WITT

December 1, 2010

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Jeffrey Moore is living with AIDS. The 56-year-old from Cedar Rapids said he knows exactly when he contracted the disease — after a condom broke during sex with his HIV-positive partner. "I just kept going without getting...

Professors yearn for blackboards in era of technology

MAX FREUND

December 1, 2010

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Electrical sockets poke out of the thick gray carpet, awaiting 20 sleek computers. Two pristine new projectors hang from the ceiling. But amid the shiny and new elements of the soon-to-open math tutoring lab are pieces of technology...

Local novelists write 52,000 words in one month

MARIA GIBBS

December 1, 2010

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Drew Dillion churned out more than 52,000 words throughout November. The 26-year-old Iowa City resident typed half into his computer, and scrawled the rest by hand in a small spiral notebook. Dillion has been working on a story...

UI to use beet juice to de-ice campus

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

December 1, 2010

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Officials at the University of Iowa plan to "beet" the ice this year. UI landscape services will use an eco-friendly sugar beet juice — a substance called ProMelt that combines salt with a byproduct from sugar beet...

Spotlight: Overcoming obstacles to earn an education

AMY TIFFANY

December 1, 2010

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When Evelyn Cardenas was only one and a half years old in 1976, she barely survived an 7.5 magnitude earthquake — capable of widespread damage —that hit her community in Guatemala. Since then, the 36-year-old University of...

North Liberty man faces variety of charges

DI STAFF

December 1, 2010

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A North Liberty man faces a slew of charges after a series of incidents that began with a dog bite. James Richter, 40, North Liberty, was charged with assault causing injury, assault causing injury with display of a weapon, possession...

Koch donates $2 million to research on bipolar disorders

DI STAFF

December 1, 2010

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University of Iowa graduate Roger L. Koch donated $2 million to research on bipolar disorders and support for the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, according to a UI press release. The donation, providing $1...

Ibarra selected as Environmental and Public Health ambassador

DI STAFF

December 1, 2010

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Hector Ibarra, a former West Branch middle-school science teacher, was selected to be the new Environmental and Public Health Ambassador for the State Hygienic Laboratory. According to a press release, Ibarra plans to work with...

Alcoholic-energy drinks must be off shelves by end of the week

DI STAFF

December 1, 2010

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Any retailer or wholesaler of alcoholic beverages containing caffeine can be subject to enforcement action after Thursday, according to an Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division press release. The action is a response to the Federal...

Men’s basketball on wrong end of nailbiter

SETH ROBERTS

December 1, 2010

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The Wake Forest athletics website calls freshman J.T. Terrell an "ultra-quick guard who can score in bunches." Boy, can he ever. Terrell torched the Iowa men's basketball team for 32 points — including the game-winning...