The Daily Iowan

First openly gay presidential candidate wants chance to debate

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 28, 2011

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Fred Karger doesn't mind being known as the gay Republican candidate. It sends a positive message, he says — one of optimism and equality. He believes it would be a major accomplishment to just get beyond his sexual prefere...

Regents OK controversial Harkin center at ISU

ARIANA WITT

April 28, 2011

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AMES — The state Board of Regents voted 6-2 Wednesday to name an Iowa State University public-policy institute after Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, despite disapproval from Republican members of the Iowa Senate. Regents Craig Lang...

Audit reveals more EPIC problems at UIHC

ARIANA WITT

April 28, 2011

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AMES — A state Board of Regents internal audit of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics found further problems involving the hospital's patient records software program, according to a report presented to the board Wednesday. In...

Some parents concerned with draft of Borlaug boundaries

LUKE VOELZ

April 28, 2011

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Some Iowa City School District parents and faculty said they are worried the district's proposed boundaries for its new elementary school will have a negative effect on transportation and place a burden on low-income families. The...

County backs jail alternative funding

KATIE HEINE

April 28, 2011

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors says it is committed to funding the county's jail-alternative program if the state decides to cut more than $2 million to the Mental Health and Disability Services Department. On Wednesday,...

County looks at animal-control ordinance

KATIE HEINE

April 28, 2011

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is considering an animal-control ordinance for unincorporated areas in the county. Under the ordinance, the county would have the ability to seize, and potentially kill, vicious or at-large...

Students hit homers to end hunger

MAX FREUND

April 28, 2011

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Ryan Marks hit a home run and fed 13 children with one swing of a bat. The University of Iowa sophomore dug his feet into the sloppy sod of Hubbard Park Wednesday, participating in Students in Advertising's second home-run derby...

Fair promotes local businesses

JON FRANK

April 28, 2011

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For Brenda LaMarche, Wednesday was a day to promote her locally-owned business, BRL-HRConsulting LLC to the community. And it paid off. The eighth-annual Buy Here Business Fair, hosted by the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, ...

Students design health-themed social network

ALAN TOUSSAINT

April 28, 2011

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Two University of Iowa students want to help people achieve their health goals — just by helping them check in with others. Seniors Arunan Arivalagan, the CEO, and Sean Ephraim, chief technology officer, have worked together...

Spotlight: Student ‘scopes’ out talent

RILEY UBBEN

April 28, 2011

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Jon Hackbarth, the director of talent buying for SCOPE, has kept this year's crew busy. With 15 acts booked, this year's concert lineup is tied for the largest of any previous school year. Though it's been worth it, Hackbarth...

Appeals court rules against ex-UIHC surgeon

DI STAFF

April 28, 2011

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An Iowa Appeals Court agreed with a Johnson County judge in ruling against a former University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics surgeon who had sued two doctors following his termination, according to court documents. Adel Al-Jurf,...

2 sue School District

DI STAFF

April 28, 2011

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Two men filed a lawsuit against the Iowa City School District alleging school officials ignored their open-records requests for the past two years. David Gurwell and UI opthamology Professor Edwin Stone claim they requested documents...