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Panel passes bill to require convicted profs to pay back salary

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 1, 2011

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Professors placed on paid leave and convicted of criminal charges may soon be forced to pay back their salaries. The House Education Committee unanimously approved Monday House File 139, which would require faculty members of re...

Councilors consider local support for IC-Chicago rail

EMILY HOERNER

March 1, 2011

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Following Gov. Terry Branstad’s decision to not allocate state funds at this time for an Iowa City-Chicago passenger rail service, Iowa City will likely need to come up with roughly $400,000 to make it happen. Last week, th...

UI deal with Planned Parenthood director draws fire

NINA EARNEST

March 1, 2011

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The University of Iowa has made a deal with a former professor of obstetrics and gynecology allowing her to break her non-competition agreement to take a job at Planned Parenthood under the condition she continue working as an...

Huckabee visits Iowa City on book tour

RYAN COLE

March 1, 2011

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — who ran for president in 2008 — said on Monday that he believes his 11 years running the state would give him an edge should he formally decide to run for the Republican presidential nomi...

Councilors discuss legality of sanctuary city

EMILY HOERNER

March 1, 2011

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In their first discussion of a possible sanctuary city ordinance, Iowa City city councilors said they have some concerns about the legality and wording of such a policy. During Monday night’s work session, councilors discu...

Flood awareness month begins today

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

March 1, 2011

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Today marks the start of Gov. Terry Branstad’s proclaimed Flood Awareness Month, which will focus on teaching Iowans about flood risks and ways to prevent destruction. And officials say now is the time to start preparing. ...

Bill could restrict sale of candy-like tobacco products

RYAN COLE

March 1, 2011

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Iowa legislators are considering restricting the availability of “dissolvable” tobacco products they say look and taste too much like candy and therefore target minors. Some local stores, such as CVS, Old Capitol Town Center,...

Spotlight: Local author writes about knitting as therapy

KENDALL MCCABE

March 1, 2011

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When Michelle Edwards walks into Home Ec Workshop to knit, she’s surrounded by familiar faces. Other patrons know what project the local author is working on, and she knows what their next creations will be. Edwards, who ...

Paper business in line with UI’s book arts program

KENDALL MCCABE

March 1, 2011

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Just off the alley between Washington Street and Iowa Avenue, tucked in the back of Beadology, is the Paper Nest. The business, no bigger than the average dorm room and owned by 32-year-old Elizabeth Munger, serves University...

Big Ten Notebook: Iowa recruit drops 36 points

IAN MARTIN

March 1, 2011

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Iowa basketball recruit Aaron White, a 6-8 forward from Strongsville, Ohio, had 36 points in a game against state No. 1 Garfield Heights on Feb. 26. White’s Strongsville team won the game in overtime, 86-79. Garfield Heights...

Point/counterpoint: Which first-year coach is doing better — McCaffery or Hoiberg?

DI STAFF

March 1, 2011

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Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State Let’s face it — neither Fran McCaffery or Fred Hoiberg will remember their first year as a coach in the state particularly fondly. The two teams have combined for five wins in their respective confe...

Three Hawkeyes earn Big Ten Honors

DI STAFF

March 1, 2011

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Three Iowa women’s basketball players garnered conference recognition on Monday. Jaime Printy, Kachine Alexander, and Kamille Wahlin earned All-Big Ten honors by the coaches and league media. Printy — who was also named...