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UISG backs council candidate Patel

KRISTEN EAST

October 5, 2011

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Raj Patel officially has the support of the University of Iowa Student Government. UISG passed the Raj Patel for City Council Endorsement Act at Tuesday night's Senate meeting. The action was previously tabled because some senators...

Hip hop artist Webby visits Iowa City tonight

CARLY HURWITZ

October 5, 2011

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Connecticut-born hip-hop artist Chris Webby, 23, has been rapping for more than half his life. For 12 years, he has worked hard to develop his remarkable rapping and freestyling skills. Webby will show off his freestyle flow...

Lawyer files more lawsuits in Apartments Downtown case

CHASTITY DILLARD

October 5, 2011

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Local attorneys hope the filing of two additional lawsuits against local landlords will help change the rental culture in Iowa City. Iowa City attorneys Christine Boyer and Christopher Warnock have filed two additional lawsuits...

Obama’s jobs plan could ease Iowa City school cuts

ERIC MOORE

October 5, 2011

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The American Jobs Act might help Iowa City schools avoid faculty cuts. White House officials released a "Teachers Jobs at Risk" report Tuesday, which would support nearly 400,000 education jobs across the country thro...

Ombudsperson presents disrespectful behavior complaints increased

JORDYN REILAND

October 5, 2011

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One University of Iowa official says disrespectful behavior is one the rise and the university leaders haven't done enough to curb the trend. "It needs to start from the administration and Faculty Senate to want to change...

UISG works on transparency

KRISTEN EAST

October 5, 2011

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University of Iowa Student Government senators hope to increase the group's transparency by blogging this semester. The UISG Senate passed the Senator Transparency by Blogging bill at Tuesday night's meeting. The bill will require...

City Council discusses animal-control operations

DI STAFF

October 5, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council discussed the needs of the new animal shelter Tuesday, including different operating models for animal control. The councilors raised the possibility of having other areas that benefit from the animal...

City council approves the Self-Supporting Municipal District ordinance

DI STAFF

October 5, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council, on a 4-0 vote, approved an ordinance creating a Self-Supporting Municipal District in and around downtown on Tuesday. Councilors Terry Dickens, Matt Hayek, and Connie Champion abstained from voting...

City Councilors approve Riverfront Crossing District plans

DI STAFF

October 5, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council, on a 7-0 vote, approved the Riverfront Crossings development plans on Tuesday. The development is projected to go along the Gilbert Street corridor as well as cover the area where the north waste water...

Man charged with assault after fight outside DC’s

DI STAFF

October 5, 2011

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An Iowa City man has been charged with assault causing bodily injury after an alleged altercation with another man took place at DC's Bar, 124 S. Dubuque St., early Monday morning. Christopher Parks, 21, was charged after officers...

Penn State linebacker: ‘Iowa’s a wrestling school’

SETH ROBERTS

October 5, 2011

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Iowa owns 23 national wrestling titles. Penn State has two. But the Nittany Lions are credited with four national football crowns, to Iowa's one. It would seem, then, that Penn State linebacker Glenn Carson wasn't entirely wrong...

Big Ten Notebook: Ohio State-Nebraska game loses luster

SAM LOUWAGIE

October 5, 2011

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It looked like the Big Ten's game of the year back in April. The conference's perennial power would be pitted against its newest โ€” and perhaps strongest โ€” challenger. Ohio State, which has won at least a share of the Big...