The Daily Iowan

HawkAlert sent more than an hour after a possibly armed suspect reported near campus

HAYLEY BRUCE

November 15, 2011

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University of Iowa officials issued a HawkAlert more than an hour after Iowa City police received a call about a man who may have had a gun near campus Monday night. The man was eventually found about 30 miles from campus with...

Experts: candidates’ books don’t impact voter support

MARY KATE KNORR

November 15, 2011

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Republican caucus candidates are shoveling out literature, but experts say their books likely won't have a huge effect on voters. Most of the GOP candidates in the Iowa caucus spotlight have published books, but numbers from...

Johnson County: altered farm requirements may attract developers

DORA GROTE

November 15, 2011

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Johnson County officials say altering zoning laws to accommodate the changing landscape of agriculture might cause farmers and developers to compete for farmland. Under the Johnson County Land Use Plan, a resident must own...

Legislators, UI officials stress student financial planning

DORA GROTE

November 15, 2011

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Legislators, University of Iowa officials, and researchers say it is important for students to recognize ways they can save money before taking out too many loans to pay for college. And even though private companies have...

Johnson County seniors worried cuts will hurt health care

CHASTITY DILLARD

November 15, 2011

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Ruth Muir, as are many Johnson County senior citizens, is concerned about the future of health care. "I'm concerned about what will be available to older people," she said, noting the possible cuts that could be...

UI students create songs with local seniors

ERIC MOORE

November 15, 2011

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Dreams, fears, time priorities, and successful aging. These themes began as discussion topics among University of Iowa students and Iowa City senior citizens, and they are now the focal points behind two songs written based...

IC officials: new lobbyist will boost state communication

ASMAA ELKEURTI

November 15, 2011

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Iowa City officials hope a city lobbyist will help to create more fluid communication between city officials and the state Capitol. Though legislators elected in Iowa City serve in the Statehouse, officials said a lobbyist...

IC retailer encouraging resale with new store

SHIREEN AMEHDI

November 15, 2011

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One Iowa City retailer is hoping to expand her business by encouraging locals to resell their gently used merchandise. Stevie Toomey, the owner of InBox, 114 S. Clinton St., said she decided to start the soon-to-be store —...

Former UIHC social worker’s firing confirmed

DI STAFF

November 15, 2011

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A University of Iowa social worker has been terminated following domestic-abuse charges, officials said. UI spokesman Tom Moore confirmed Monday that UI Hospitals and Clinics social worker Frank Sammet was terminated on Oct....

Search committee works to find research VP

DI STAFF

November 15, 2011

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A search committee has been formed to look for a successor to the University of Iowa Vice President for Research and Economic Development Jordan Cohen, according to UI news release. Cohen will retire in the summer of 2012. Cohen...

IC man charged after alleged knifing

DI STAFF

November 15, 2011

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An Iowa City man was charged Sunday after he allegedly stabbed a subject in the leg, causing a serious injury. According to a complaint by Iowa City police, Matthew Powell, 20, was involved in an altercation early Sunday...

Cedar Rapids man charged with downtown stabbing

DI STAFF

November 15, 2011

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A Cedar Rapids man was charged Monday after he allegedly stabbed a man during a verbal altercation early Monday morning. Sharif Adil Abbas Elkarib, 21, 326 Kirkwood Court S.W. No. 2A, was charged Nov. 14 with going armed with...