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Neighbors say first-degree kidnapping suspect was quiet and "kept to himself"

BETH BRATSOS AND JORDYN REILAND

April 13, 2012

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Neighbors of Peng Tang, an Iowa City man accused of first-degree kidnapping, said the 21-year-old kept largely to himself. Tang, who lived at 923 E. College St. No. 8, was arrested March 30 for allegedly sexually assaulting a...

Officials: 17-person prostitution sting was county-wide operation

DORA GROTE

April 13, 2012

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Local police officials said Internet advertisements helped lead to 16 recent arrests on prostitution and related charges — including that of a University of Iowa professor.   "The Internet connects people," said Lt. Shane Kron of the Cor...

UI student Macs hit with rare computer virus

LOGAN EDWARDS

April 13, 2012

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University of Iowa freshman Cailie Furlong was studying online Wednesday — until she was blocked from the UI network. Her computer, along with around 350 other Mac computers on campus, had been infected with the Flashback virus....

UI student parent group aims to provide better networking, resources

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 13, 2012

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Some student-parents at the UI have created a program offering better networking and childcare options — and they may soon see their efforts wind up as a formally recognized student group.   "[Coming to the UI,] I felt really isolated from people my age, and I didn't...

City receives more protests for rezoning amendments

KRISTEN EAST

April 13, 2012

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A slew of new rezoning petitions delivered to the city could once again delay the first vote on a set of highly debated rezoning amendments. Iowa City city councilors will hold two public hearings April on two proposed zoning am...

Third UI CLAS candidate aims to improve communication between faculty departments

DEREK KELLISON

April 13, 2012

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A candidate for dean of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences stressed the need for cooperation among faculty at an open forum on Thursday.   Patricia Okker, the third of four candidates to visit the UI campus, told students...

IC Council to hold hearings for several local tobacco vendors

DI STAFF

April 13, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will conduct hearings for several local tobacco vendors for selling or providing tobacco to a minor. Councilors will assess a 30-day retail cigarette permit suspension or $1,500 civil penalty against...

IC Council seeking financial assistance from Iowa Department of Transportation

DI STAFF

April 13, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will hold a public hearing April 17 authorizing the filing of an application with the Iowa Department of Transportation for financial assistance. According to the proposal, the Metropolitan Planning...

IC Councilors to pass and adopt stormwater utility fee increases Tuesday

DI STAFF

April 13, 2012

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Iowa City city councilors will vote April 17 on the final consideration of an ordinance increasing storm-water utility fees. Single-family residences would see a 50-cent increase per month, and multifamily residences would see...

Fort Dodge woman charged with forging check

DI STAFF

April 13, 2012

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A Fort Dodge woman has been charged with forging a check. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Shalonya Dierman, 30, was charged Oct. 28, 2011, with two charges of forgery, second-degree theft, two charges of identity...

Notebook: Iowa defense accelerating

SETH ROBERTS

April 13, 2012

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Defensive coordinator Phil Parker said a word not often uttered in the Hayden Fry Football Complex during a press conference on Wednesday. It was the B-word. "Blitz." Parker had been asked about what his plans are...

Hawkeye softball lineup shows consistency

BEN ROSS

April 13, 2012

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will take Pearl Field for the first time as Big Ten foes this weekend in a three-game series against the Iowa softball team. The last time these two squads faced was in a 2006 postseason regional tournament...