The Daily Iowan

IC community services may face cuts

ASMAA ELKEURTI

September 30, 2011

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Iowa City organizations that host community events and programming may be forced to work with fewer city funds. A recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling — which will open the way for some rental-property owners to pay less in taxes...

Cambus works to reduce carbon footprint

JORDYN REILAND

September 30, 2011

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The national average price of diesel fueld, according to the Daily Fuel Gauge Report fuel, is $3.839. And while the price of diesel isn't going down anytime soon, some schools — including the University of Iowa — are attempting...

$40K UI initiative cleans rain water

DORA GROTE

September 30, 2011

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Picture a rainstorm. The water falls, hits the roof, bounces off, collects pet waste, fertilizers, pesticides, leaves, trash, cigarette butts, and flows into waterways. But one University of Iowa initiative hopes to contain...

UI students call attention to human trafficking

CHASTITY DILLARD

September 30, 2011

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For UI sophomore Kyra Seay, silence is not an option in raising awareness about modern-day slavery. "I speak for those who don't have a voice," said the president of Students Abolishing Slavery. "I can't be quiet." Human...

IC businesses sponsor Startup Weekend

JORDAN MICKLE

September 30, 2011

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Local businesses are sponsoring Startup Weekend Iowa City to attract students to the technology business. Software developers, graphic designers, and entrepreneurs will meet for just 54 hours, and at the end of the session, they'll...

Unique Alloy orchestra comes to IC

JULIA JESSEN

September 30, 2011

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The accordion, the keyboard, the musical saw, as well as less-common instruments such as pots, pans, and assorted junk, are Alloy Orchestra members' go-to tools when they create musical scores for silent films. "It's kind...

Local crack dealer sentenced to 90 months

DI STAFF

September 30, 2011

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An Iowa City man was sentenced Thursday to 90 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, according to a release from the Iowa Department of Justice. On March 10, Antonio Murray, 22, entered a guilty plea...

Requests sent to design firms for new IC animal shelter

DI STAFF

September 30, 2011

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Iowa City officials are moving forward on plans to build a new area animal shelter. City Manager Tom Markus has submitted a Requests for Qualification to architecture and engineering firms to design the shelter. The current shelter...

Local flood projects progressing smoothly

DI STAFF

September 30, 2011

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Flood-recovery projects are moving forward following a meeting of city officials on Sept. 23 that discussed the process. The Gateway Project comprises elevations to Dubuque Street and the Park Road bridge reconstruction and is...

City Council to consider SSMID ordinance Tuesday

DI STAFF

September 30, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council will discuss a motion Tuesday setting a public hearing in November to consider an ordinance to create a self-supporting municipal improvement district in and around downtown. The Planning and Zoning...

Retirement home employee steals credit card from resident

DI STAFF

September 30, 2011

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A Coralville woman was charged May 9 with credit-card fraud after a retirement-home resident reported fraudulent activity on his card. Valerie Hobson, 30, allegedly wrote down the credit-card numbers while employed at the retirement...

Coralville man destroys prison jumpsuit

DI STAFF

September 30, 2011

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An inmate at the Johnson County Jail was charged with two counts of fifth-degree criminal mischief Wednesday after he allegedly became uncooperative during a strip search. According to a complaint by the Johnson County Sheriff's...