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Occupy Iowa City tame compared with Vietnam protests

DORA GROTE

October 20, 2011

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Red "blood" poured on the IMU steps. Barbie dolls burned in a barrel. "Dr. Death" walked through town in a black robe, carrying a scythe. People dressed in ski masks threw bricks at cars behind Hillcrest. In...

IC council candidates want immigrant-friendly city

ASMAA ELKEURTI

October 20, 2011

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All seven candidates running for City Council said Wednesday they would like to make Iowa City more welcoming for undocumented residents. Though none of the candidates took a stance on a series of "sanctuary" proposals...

UI students, businesses still recovering after fire

MARY KATE KNORR

October 20, 2011

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Numerous Iowa City businesses and residents are still recovering almost four weeks after a fire ravaged the Brueggers Bagel Bakery building and several surrounding buildings. Though most neighboring businesses have been able...

Occupiers arrested in Des Moines file for joint trial

DI STAFF

October 20, 2011

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Twenty-four of the Occupy Des Moines protesters arrested filed for a joint trial during a court appearance at the Polk County Courthouse Wednesday, according to a press-release from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. Of...

Hearing on motion to dismiss Thompson trial today

DI STAFF

October 20, 2011

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Counsel for Charles William Curtis Thompson, who had been charged with first-degree murder, will return to the Johnson County Courthouse today for a hearing on the motion to dismiss the case. Thompson, 19, is accused in the 2009...

UI soph to race mopeds for cancer patients

JORDAN MONTGOMERY

October 20, 2011

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While University of Iowa sophomore Zac Builta walked to classes one day last summer, the sheer number of mopeds on campus struck him. Suddenly, he came up with the idea of using those scooters to benefit his passion: helping kids...

Organization emphasizes Christianity for UI greeks

CHASTITY DILLARD

October 20, 2011

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University of Iowa senior Jim Niemann patted his drum gently as roughly 20 other UI greeks sang along to the song "Mighty to Save." The group came together at the Danforth Chapel on Wednesday night for the weekly meeting...

River Monster art project crawls into Iowa City

HANNAH KRAMER

October 20, 2011

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Iowa City has a visitor coming to town today — a very large, inflated visitor with pink tentacles. The Muscatine River Monster (also known as the Kraken) will spend this weekend waving its tentacles at passersby on the Pedestrian...

Orlean to read Rin Tin Tin at Englert

JULIA JESSEN

October 20, 2011

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The German shepherd Rin Tin Tin was discovered on a French battlefield during World War I when he was a newborn, then rose to superstardom on the film screens of America. This is the subject of Susan Orlean's new book, Rin Tin...

IC to close streets for Homecoming Parade

DI STAFF

October 20, 2011

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Iowa City police are asking citizens to take note of several street closures and traffic pattern changes in preparation for the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade on Friday. According to a press release from the city of Iowa...

Coralville man charged with machete burglary

DI STAFF

October 20, 2011

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A Coralville man was charged with felony burglary in the first degree Wednesday morning after he allegedly broke into his girlfriend's apartment armed with a machete. According to a complaint by Coralville police, Israel Linares,...

Red means go for Hawkeye defense

SETH ROBERTS

October 20, 2011

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Iowa has followed the same defensive philosophy for years. Bend, but don't break. In other words, the Hawkeyes can give up many yards, as long as they ultimately keep opponents out of the end zone as much as possible. That...