The Daily Iowan

County center: more locals seek food, financial help

ASMAA ELKEURTI

October 18, 2011

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Meat at the Food Bank is a rarity, so when volunteer Barb Peterson stocked a package of pork chops, she hoped they could go to a family particularly in need. A man accompanied by his seven children came through, and as soon as...

Raj Patel withdraws as UI student

DORA GROTE

October 18, 2011

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  University of Iowa Student Government leaders said Monday there are no plans to drop their endorsement of City Council Candidate Raj Patel, even though he is no longer a UI student. Patel, formerly a UI junior, said ...

Iowa polling rule changes spark heated debate

AUDREY ROEN

October 18, 2011

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Changes in polling rules in Iowa have thrust the state into the heated debate over new voting restrictions and regulations. Earlier this year, Gov. Terry Branstad rescinded an executive order which gave voting rights to felons....

‘Occupiers’ balance work, school for protest

MATT STARNS

October 18, 2011

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Protesters aligned with Occupy Iowa City are spending a lot of time in College Green Park, and many have made the decision to live full-time in the veritable tent city that has sprung up. Though many protesters have other obligations...

Locals tell IC school board to monitor spending

MEGHAN HORIHAN

October 18, 2011

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Community members are still concerned the Iowa City School Board is spending their tax dollars on unnecessary programs. During a public forum on the Iowa City School Board audit Monday, citizens said they want School Board members...

Rough economy sends local job seekers online

ERIC MOORE

October 18, 2011

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The Internet is helping Iowa City residents find employment in tough economic times. Though the number of online job advertisements has dropped by 1,700 in the state between August and September, according to data collected by...

UI homecoming adds ‘recyclable boat’ race

MELISSA DAWKINS

October 18, 2011

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  Four teams of University of Iowa students made a splash Monday night at the first-ever UI Homecoming recyclable-boat races at the Field House pool. Freshman Zeke Gunnink of Rienow swam away victorious. "I want to...

Attorney in IC murder trial requests change of venue

DI STAFF

October 18, 2011

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The defense attorney of an Iowa City man charged with first-degree murder submitted a motion for a change of venue, according to the Iowa courts website. Defense attorney Quint Meyerdirk filed the motion Oct. 3 in the first-degree...

Alleged Iowa City shoplifter reportedly fights Hy-Vee employee

DI STAFF

October 18, 2011

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An Iowa City man was charged with aggravated theft Oct. 15 after he was allegedly involved in an altercation with loss-prevention personnel at the Hy-Vee on N. Dodge St. Iowa City police responded to the location after they...

Drunk driver flees scene, hides from cops

DI STAFF

October 18, 2011

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An Iowa City man faces second-offense OWI charges after attempting to flee when Iowa City police approached his vehicle early Monday morning. According to a complaint by the Iowa City police, officers located what appeared to...

Wahlin rises as leader for Hawkeyes

BEN WOLFSON

October 18, 2011

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The Iowa women's basketball team is coming off its fourth-straight season with 20 or more victories — and despite graduating one of the best players in school history in Kachine Alexander, the Hawkeyes are confident about who...

Bluder has much-needed depth

MATT COZZI

October 18, 2011

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The Iowa women's basketball team played with a depleted bench at times last season. The Hawkeyes won't this year. Iowa will return four starters and three other letter-winning players to go along with the 11th-best recruiting...