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Two UI students advance to Iowa City City Council general election

KRISTEN EAST

October 12, 2011

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Tuesday's Iowa City City Council primary election had the third-lowest voter turnout in history, and two University of Iowa students are among those who will move on to the general election. Iowa City residents cast roughly 2,600...

Occupy Iowa City protesters bring diverse messages

MATT STARNS

October 12, 2011

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Across the country, one of the biggest criticisms lodged against the Occupy movement is the perceived lack of a coherent message. But in Iowa City, demonstrators say that's OK. "It's not our purpose to articulate specific...

UI officials request less money for Night Games

JORDYN REILAND

October 12, 2011

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University of Iowa officials say investing in late-night activities is worth the money. Though the UI has only allocated $300,000 toward providing "non-alcoholic alternatives" for students — last year'sfigure was...

Janelle Monae to perform at IMU

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

October 12, 2011

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Janelle Monáe is a genre-fusing performer whose music features accents of soul, funk, and R&B. And her talent is not unrecognized. At 25, the singer has earned three Grammy nominations, including Best R&B Record, putting...

Iowa City filmmakers have plans for a downtown cinema

DORA GROTE

October 12, 2011

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Iowa City may soon have an independent film theater. According to emails obtained by The Daily Iowan, local filmmakers have been in contact with Tom Rocklin, the University of Iowa vice president for Student Life, in hopes of...

Study: Rural women lack access to help with domestic abuse

CHASTITY DILLARD

October 12, 2011

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Domestic violence in rural areas are harder to control because of the distance from local help centers, experts say. And Johnson County officials aim to improve outreach to better help these victims. "I think there is always...

State officials will visit Iowa City on Oct. 16

DI STAFF

October 12, 2011

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The Iowa City School Board discussed the recently released blueprint for transforming Iowa's education system, Branstad-Reynold's "One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa." The blueprint outlines the need...

School Board officials change meeting days

DI STAFF

October 12, 2011

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The Iowa City School Board passed a motion to change the meeting days at its regular meeting Tuesday. The meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Superintendent Steve Murley said the move was needed...

Two charged after police find marijuana during traffic stop

DI STAFF

October 12, 2011

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North Liberty police arrested two Colorado residents after allegedly finding marijuana in their vehicle during a traffic stop. A man and woman from Centennial, Colo., were charged Aug. 4 with possession of marijuana with intent...

Police: Man brandished knife after asking for cigarette

DI STAFF

October 12, 2011

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An Iowa City man was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly brandished a knife while asking to bum a cigarette. Michael Elder, 37, was arrested by Iowa City police after a subject called officers to...

Hawkeyes look to prevent repeat performance from Persa

JORDAN GARRETSON

October 12, 2011

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Kirk Ferentz has seen some good opposing quarterbacks during his 12-plus seasons as Iowa's head coach. He's experienced the headaches of trying to prepare to face such players as Antwaan Randle El, Troy Smith, and Terrelle Pryor. Northwestern's...

Big Ten notebook: Penn State QB battle continues

SAM LOUWAGIE

October 12, 2011

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To most people watching the Iowa-Penn State game on Oct. 8, the Nittany Lions' ongoing quarterback competition appeared over. Matt McGloin completed 12-of-19 throws for 133 yards and a touchdown. Those aren't stellar numbers,...