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Johnson County seniors wary of federal cuts

CHASTITY DILLARD

September 20, 2011

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Though budget cuts are needed, policymakers should consider the effect cuts could have on certain demographics, Johnson County senior citizens told officials Monday. Sponsored by the Johnson County Task Force on Aging and AARP,...

Ed committee: Boost salaries to attract teachers

JANET LAWLER

September 20, 2011

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State policymakers are considering boosting beginning salaries for Iowa teachers, a move proponents say would attract better teachers to the state. The House Committee on Education met Monday members of the governor's administration...

Iowa City City Council unsure about Sanctuary City

ASMAA ELKEURTI

September 20, 2011

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Iowa City city councilors were apprehensive about making any concrete decisions regarding proposals to create a safe haven in Iowa City for undocumented immigrants. While most councilors agreed a secure environment for illegal...

Evidence deliberated in Thompson murder trial

ERIC MOORE

September 20, 2011

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A 6th District judge will deliberate several evidence and witness-related issues following the first day of jury selection in Charles William Curtis Thompson's first-degree murder trial. Thompson, 19, was charged in the October...

Travel stories written in ‘key of terror’

MADISON BENNETT

September 20, 2011

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Christopher Merrill is fascinated with war and the way it has changed society over the past decade. And after traveling to numerous countries, the UI International Writing Program director compiled his experiences and wrote...

"Last Comic Standing" winner comes to IC

MADISON BENNETT

September 20, 2011

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The First Avenue Club has been one of Iowa City's musical concert venues for the past 17 years. And this fall, the club will bring in well-known comedians such as Josh Blue to add to its entertainment repertoire. "We've...

Locals react to Obama’s jobs, deficit plans

DI STAFF

September 20, 2011

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'This is election year and we recognize that Republicans won't support [the American Jobs Act], but the bill is literally everything they have been supporting for the past three years. We don't see why anyone would not support...

Man charged with assaulting officers after rollover

DI STAFF

September 20, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a local man after he allegedly moved towards officers after being told to stand still. Kurtis Smith Jr., 26, 234 Cayman St., was charged Sept. 18 with assault on peace officers and others, a serious...

Comeback therapeutic for Hawkeyes

JORDAN GARRETSON

September 20, 2011

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Through just three games, the Iowa football team has abundant areas of concern. The running game has been unreliable, averaging 127.3 yards a game — the second-worst mark in the Big Ten. The defense has often struggled to...

Soccer coach’s passion ‘infectious’

BEN WOLFSON

September 20, 2011

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Ivan Sanchez has been involved with soccer all his life. His father played professionally in Mexico and introduced his son to the game when Ivan was around 2 or 3. Growing up, Sanchez split his time between swimming and soccer....

Men’s golf masters the mental challenge

BEN SCHUFF

September 20, 2011

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No one can defend a golfer. There isn't an opponent on the golf course waiting to block a shot or deflect a pass. It's just the golfer, the ball, and the course. The simplicity of the game places an emphasis on staying mentally...

Men’s tennis frosh off to hot start

RYAN MURPHY

September 20, 2011

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At the Iowa tennis team's first tournament of the fall season, the Hawkeyes received one of their top performances from one of their youngest members. In the first event of his college career, freshman Matt Hagan showed why he...