The Daily Iowan

Iowans who witnessed 9/11 attacks reflect

ALISON SULLIVAN

September 9, 2011

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Michael Weinstock When he opened the door and stepped outside, debris, ash, and asbestos fell like snow. Though nearly a decade has passed, he still recalls the surreal snowfall. The substance blanketed lampposts and trees an...

Ten years into War on Terror, student-vets discuss effects of war

JANET LAWLER

September 9, 2011

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Amanda Irish was going to be a dancer when she graduated from high school in 2002, but on Sept. 11, 2001, she decided to become a Marine. Now, she can’t walk out of a crowded lecture hall without a sense of distressed hyperawareness...

Daily Iowan journalists reflect on covering 9/11

ALLIE WRIGHT

September 9, 2011

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Lisa Rossi drove all night from Iowa City to reach Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001. That night and for the next few days, the former Daily Iowan news editor and reporter led a team of four college journalists in the most intense ...

Since 9/11, interest in Islam increases locally

ASMAA ELKEURTI

September 9, 2011

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University of Iowa student Gewiria Fadl entered a Best Buy store in Massachusetts one day in 2002 wearing a traditional Muslim headdress. “Make sure she doesn’t have a bomb in there,” an employee manning the doorway said...

Human Rights Commission submits immigration proposals

ASMAA ELKEURTI

September 9, 2011

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Officials with the Iowa City Human Rights Commission said they are unsure how the City Council will receive the group’s recommendations about improving the lives of the city’s immigrants. Dianne Day, a member of the commission,...

Johnson County to fund ambulance facility

JORDAN MICKLE

September 9, 2011

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Because ambulance calls have increased, county officials would like to upgrade their facilities so they can respond more efficiently. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan to create a west-side Iowa...

Iowa Hospice holds ISU vs. UI food drive

MATT STARNS

September 9, 2011

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During a difficult stretch for food shelves across Iowa, rising enthusiasm ahead of the state’s most anticipated football game should provide some relief.  Today marks the third annual Iowa Hospice Iowa State vs....

City councilor has passion for cycling

SAMANTHA GENTRY

September 9, 2011

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Strolling down the halls and singing ballads to his colleagues is a normal practice for Ross Wilburn while at the office. But a quirk some of his coworkers may not know is that aside from being the former mayor of Iowa City,...

UI will host reception for Butler

DI STAFF

September 9, 2011

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A reception will officially welcome P. Barry Butler in his new role as the University of Iowa’s provost and executive vice president, said UI President Sally Mason in a press release. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to...

County supervisors approve wind-energy facility

DI STAFF

September 9, 2011

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday that will allow for the construction of a commercial wind-energy facility on county land. The supervisors approved the third reading of the ordinance...

Two Iowa City residents rescued from fire

DI STAFF

September 9, 2011

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Firefighters from the Iowa City Fire Department saved two locals from a second-floor blaze. Once firefighters arrived, they were informed that two residents were visible in the second-floor window. While officials were waiti...

Case against deceased UI prof extended

DI STAFF

September 9, 2011

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The case against a deceased University of Iowa professor who was accused of trading grades for sexual favors might now go to trial as late as December 2012. According to court documents, a 6th Judicial District judge agreed Wednesday...