The Daily Iowan

Shelter House makes chefs out of the homeless

ARIANA WITT

May 11, 2011

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Thomas Case's dream is to work as a cook for a nursing home or assisted-living facility, and he doesn't plan on letting the fact that he's homeless stand in the way of that. "I've always had a passion for food," Case,...

Gigantic books to be showcased in Johnson County

KATIE HEINE

May 11, 2011

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Camille Marlow traded a pen for a paintbrush, composing scenes on a 5-foot-tall fiberglass book. The 20-year-old sat in the basement of the IMU on Tuesday, applying the finishing touches to her book sculpture โ€” Train to Nowhere...

Public reacts to flood-mitigation proposal

MAX FREUND

May 11, 2011

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Douglas Jones chiseled a mark in his driveway to commemorate the peak of the 2008 floodwaters. The memory of that devastating event led him and 20 other Iowa City residents to attend an informational meeting at Lincoln Elementary,...

UI restrooms to have sharps containers

JON FRANK

May 11, 2011

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University of Iowa sophomore Zach Elsbecker was diagnosed with type I diabetes just after his eighth grade year. To regulate his blood sugar, the 20-year-old uses an insulin pump, but sometimes, he needs to use syringes to maintain...

Student governments reflect on year’s accomplishments

ALLIE WRIGHT

May 11, 2011

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John Rigby knows he may have not been realistic enough in his expectations of his time as president of the University of Iowa Student Government this year. "You have to anticipate knowing that you're not going to be able...

UIHC surgeon pens first fictional novel

MADISON BENNETT

May 11, 2011

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The second woman to ever be appointed the head of a Department of Surgery in America plans to retire. But not before she branches out into the world of fiction. Carol Scott-Conner entered the field of medicine almost 45 years...

Student group focuses on US-China relations

EMILY HOERNER

May 11, 2011

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As relations between the United States and China become more important in the economic world, experts say networking early could be an asset for business students. And one University of Iowa organization, the Greater China Business Associa...

Spotlight: UI senior helps minority children think about college

EMILY HOERNER

May 11, 2011

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Jasmyn Harrington will be the first member of her family to graduate from college, but she isn't stopping there. She plans to start law school in the fall at the University of Iowa. The 21-year-old, a UI elementary-education...

Supervisors discuss wind farm

DI STAFF

May 11, 2011

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors met with officials from PNE Wind USA during a work session on May 10 to discuss possibly locating a wind farm near Solon. Much of the discussion focused on the benefits and concerns associated...

School board discusses transparency

DI STAFF

May 11, 2011

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Iowa City School Board members said they're aiming to be more transparent by renovating the district's website. Board member Mike Cooper noted at Tuesday's board meeting that other Iowa United Education Network school districts...

Iowa River Landing projects approved

DI STAFF

May 11, 2011

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Two Iowa River Landing agenda items were unanimously approved during Tuesday night's Coralville City Council meeting. The proposal to build a new parking structure โ€” which is tied to the new University of Iowa Hospitals and...

‘Smiley’ a fan of Hawkeye softball for 35 years

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

May 11, 2011

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When Gary Bloore walks into the Hamburg Inn, every staff member greets him. He sits at the counter and strikes up a casual conversation with a waiter, who gives him a friendly pat on the back. He's wearing a yellow baseball cap...