The Daily Iowan

Democratic challenger campaigns on anti-abortion

MELISSA DAWKINS

October 28, 2011

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One Democratic caucus candidate is sidestepping economic and other issues and said abortion is his important topic this election season. Randall Terry, a 2012 Democratic caucus candidate and longtime anti-abortion activist, stresses ...

UI playwright’s ‘Dreams’ take center stage

JULIA JESSEN

October 28, 2011

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Private eye. Badass. Whiskey. These are some of the words that describe Christopher Marlowe's character in Christopher Marlowe's Chloroform Dreams. a play unlike most — it inhabits the dark underbelly of a film-noir world. ...

Legislators differ on higher ed. funding

DORA GROTE

October 28, 2011

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CEDAR FALLS— Some Iowa Legislators have mixed views on their responsibilities to help alleviate the burden of tuition increases on students. The state Board of Regents discussed tuition increases between 3 and 4 percent for...

Regents ok new UI advisory board

DORA GROTE

October 28, 2011

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CEDAR FALLS — Health-care issuessuch as potential budget cuts have prompted University of Iowa officials to create the UI Health Care Board of Advisers, officials said. "The national issues on the health-care front are likely to o...

UI officials launch tuition calculator

JORDYN REILAND

October 28, 2011

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Prospective University of Iowa students and their parents may be able to have a more accurate estimate of college costs. A new financial-aid calculator, which colleges must launch nationwide Saturday, will provide students easier...

Irish voices make their IC debut

CARLY HURWITZ

October 28, 2011

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The set of the Riverside Theatre feels distant from Iowa City this weekend. The Irish accents emanating from the stage give an impression of being transported around the world to the Aran Island called Inishmaan. In order...

Medical officials: "non-accidental trauma" cause of death in Dykstra murder trial

DI STAFF

October 28, 2011

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Several medical officials testified Thursday in the Brian Dykstra second-degree murder trial that the death of his 20-month-old adopted child was due to "non-accidental trauma." Doctors and other medical personnel discussed...

Regents OK UI estate sale

DI STAFF

October 28, 2011

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The state Board of Regents unanimously approved a University of Iowa request to sell university property Thursday. The UI will sell approximately 108.85 acres of farmland — located in Harrison County — to the Frank R. Krejci...

Regents OK UI building projects

DI STAFF

October 28, 2011

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The regents unanimously approved a UI request to continue several capital-improvement projects Thursday. UI officials gained permission to build a $90 million College of Pharmacy building and reconstruct the first floor of the...

West Branch man charged with second-degree theft

DI STAFF

October 28, 2011

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A West Branch man was charged with second-degree theft Monday after he allegedly stole almost $4,000 cash from Campus Towing during his employment there. Robert Van Ginkel, 50, allegedly stole cash from the business numerous...

City council to consider Self-Support Municipal District tax

DI STAFF

October 28, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council is scheduled to host a public hearing and the first consideration of the implementation of a self-supporting municipal district Nov 1, according to the council agenda released Thursday. The district...

Supervisors vote against support for animal shelter

DI STAFF

October 28, 2011

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to refrain from contributing toward the funding of a new Iowa City animal shelter. "They have come to us asking that the county and all other entities contribute...