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As demonstration continues in Iowa City, Occupy movement grows globally

CHASTITY DILLARD

October 17, 2011

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Related stories: Occupy Iowa City demonstrator Jim Jacobson said he doesn't even know what the "American Dream" means anymore, but for him, what people want is pretty simple. "You know, we don't begrudge people ...

TIF plans create controversy in Iowa City

ASMAA ELKEURTI

October 17, 2011

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Local officials and experts say city leaders should be more cautious when using tax-increment financing. Some say TIFs are often unfairly allocated and also encourage competition among communities. TIFs are offered by the city...

Locals decry Branstad’s reading plan

JORDYN REILAND

October 17, 2011

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Some Iowa City residents said they are worried Gov. Terry Branstad's Third Grade Literacy plan won't be effective. The Third Grade Literacy Plan — released Oct. 3 as part of Branstad's Education Blueprint— would stress reading at a preschool level and requi...

Beyond the Cemetery comes to Johnson County

DORA GROTE

October 17, 2011

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A brisk breeze and setting Sun shaped the mood as tour guides escorted guests around the Welsh United Church Of Christ Cemetery on Sunday, stopping at various grave sites to hear a the deceased's history. Live actors portrayed...

UISG ousts Rishabh Nath following charges

KRISTEN EAST

October 17, 2011

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One University of Iowa Student Government senator is calling for a change in policy following his removal. Former Sen. Rishabh Nath was removed from his position Oct. 10 followingfirst-degree harassment and assault charges, both aggravated misd...

Poet R.M. Ryan to read at Prairie Lights

HANNAH KRAMER

October 17, 2011

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Small moments take the lead in R.M. Ryan's poetry. He focuses on writing poems about little moments in life, with the hope that it will teach readers to keep their eyes open. "That's why people read poems, " Ryan said....

Father becomes daughter’s UI classmate

SAMANTHA GENTRY

October 17, 2011

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When Steven Jepson asked his daughter, Katie Jepson, if she would be OK about his joining her as a student at the University of Iowa, she only had one condition. The Hawkeye piccolo player did not want her father to join the...

Local man charged with drug possession

DI STAFF

October 17, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a homeless man on the evening of Oct. 14 after he allegedly attempted to throw away a cache of drugs when officers approached. Shannon Swartzendruber, also known as Dooby, was observed by Iowa City...

DCI officials investigate death

DI STAFF

October 17, 2011

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A woman reportedly died while under Johnson County officers' control, according to a press release. A release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety said officials are investigating the death of Crystal Hawkins, 26, following...

Iowa’s D-line keeps pressure on Northwestern

SETH ROBERTS

October 17, 2011

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Dan Persa faked a handoff and scrambled left. He scrambled right. He scrambled backwards. That's when Iowa defensive end Broderick Binns grabbed the Northwestern quarterback's ankle, holding him in place until tackle Steve Bigach...

Give #PersaStrong his due

JORDAN GARRETSON

October 17, 2011

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Micah Hyde is disappointed to see Dan Persa go. "He's a great player. He loves to compete," Hyde said on Oct. 15, after the Hawkeyes dealt with Northwestern's dynamic quarterback for the final time. "It's good...

Hawkeye baseball falls to Blackhawk Junior College

TOMMY REINKING

October 17, 2011

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Iowa's pitching shone, but the offense struggled in a 5-3 loss to Black Hawk Junior College at Banks Field over the weekend. The game was the last on Iowa's fall exhibition schedule, in which the team went 0-2-2. The Hawkeyes...