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IC kids provide coats for families in need

ERIC MOORE

December 8, 2011

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The need for winter clothes typically grows as cold weather moves in, and a local family resource specialist says demand from families in need is greater than usual this year. Kris Mowatt, who works closely with students and...

UISG proposes voluntary ‘green’ fee

JORDYN REILAND

December 8, 2011

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University of Iowa students might soon be able to opt into a "green" fee to fund sustainability efforts on campus. Hinging on student approval, the UI may join 87 schools across the country in implementing a "green...

Universities can consider race in student admisison

RISHABH R. JAIN

December 8, 2011

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The University of Iowa officials support recently released federal guidelines that would allow colleges to take ethnicity into account in admissions. The guidelines, published earlier this month by the Departments of Justice...

Some GOP candidates seek to eliminate Dept. of Education

KRISTEN EAST

December 8, 2011

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The U.S. Department of Education could take a major hit if any of the Iowa caucus candidates are elected in 2012. Four candidates want to eliminate the department. The rest want to see less federal regulation of the country's...

UI junior fosters clowning passion

JULIA JESSEN

December 8, 2011

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Circuses and clowns terrified Alex Zaprudsky when he was growing up. "I had this huge fear of everything," he said. Now, years later, his phobia has transformed into a passion for clowning. The University of Iowa...

Safety, security crucial for proposed Johnson County Justice Center

AUDREY ROEN

December 8, 2011

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Architects for the proposed Johnson County justice center will be tasked with creating a jail with fewer "blind spots." Though the necessity for a new jail was initially prompted because of increases in Johnson County's...

Pensions cost Iowa City millions

ASMAA ELKEURTI

December 8, 2011

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Iowa City's budget may soon be the target of another financial burden. As wages and pensions continue to increase and state contributions dwindle, Iowa City may have to come up with millions of dollars to pay for the pension...

Russell brings jazz and blues to the Mill

HANNAH KRAMER

December 8, 2011

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The musical preferences of Catherine Russell might surprise those who are only familiar with her smoky alto voice caressing the notes of classic jazz and blues songs. She loves such artists as Dolly Parton and the Grateful...

UICCU to stop accepting UBill payments

DI STAFF

December 8, 2011

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The University of Iowa Community Credit Union will no longer accept U-Bill payments, after the termination of the UI's arrangement with the credit union. Other payment options include paying online through ISIS and paying...

IC man charged for allegedly punching pregnant woman

DI STAFF

December 8, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a local man after he allegedly hit his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach. Curtis Lee Brown, 36, 1037 Cross Park Apt. A, was charged Nov. 29 with third-offense domestic-abuse assault. According to...

IC police: Man hit person with golf club for taking PSP

DI STAFF

December 8, 2011

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Iowa City police charged a local man after he allegedly hit a person with a golf club after one of his PlayStation Portable games was stolen. Cartis Lamonte Washington, 32, 1231 Sandusky Drive, was charged Tuesday with assault...

Iowa women’s hoops loses again at Hilton

MATT COZZI

December 8, 2011

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The streak continues. The Iowa women's basketball team lost to Iowa State on Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum, 62-54. Iowa (5-4) hasn't won in Ames since 1989. Head coach Lisa Bluder's squad struggled in numerous categories...