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Striving for redemption: the story of Curtis Fry

SAM LANE

May 11, 2012

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His father's words haunt him, even today. "What're you doing? Things can happen when you drink," Jim Fry told his son on a blustery day in February 2008. But the God-fearing, upstanding young man from Wilton, Iowa...

The Daily Iowan‘s year-in-review

DI STAFF

May 11, 2012

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Bloom University of Iowa journalism Professor Stephen Bloom wrote a long piece for The Atlantic about the Iowa lifestyle and culture and the caucus process. The article, "Observations from 20 years of Iowa Life" drew m...

More than 60 percent of tenured UI faculty identified as Democrats

KRISTEN EAST

May 11, 2012

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Local and national experts say professors are typically more liberal because Democrats and Republicans holding a different set of values and job aspirations. According to records obtained by The Daily Iowan, 61 percent of roughly...

Director of Broadway Neighborhood Center: Child abuse never occurred

BETH BRATSOS

May 11, 2012

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The Broadway Neighborhood Center director charged Feb. 1 with failing to report sexual abuse testified during her trial at the Johnson County Courthouse Thursday that the alleged sexual abuse never occurred. Susan Freeman-Murdah...

Iowa City School Board to revisit bullying policy

DEREK KELLISON

May 11, 2012

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Iowa City School District officials are aiming to revise the district's bullying policy in light of concerns over clarity and punishments. Board member Sarah Swisher said the current policy — which intensifies punishment from...

Local restaurants offer first-of-a-kind internship opportunities to district students

ASMAA ELKEURTI

May 11, 2012

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Tate High students could soon have the option to gain culinary and other experiences as part of a new internship program pairing students with local businesses. Iowa City School District officials are planning a vocational career...

Councilors to have final vote on rezoning amendments

DI STAFF

May 11, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will vote on the third and final consideration of two proposed rezoning amendments that have garnered a combined 100-plus petitions. The first rezoning amendment would establish three as the maximum...

IC Councilors to move on conveying, vacating Melrose lot

DI STAFF

May 11, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the conveyance and vacating of Melrose Place. According to city documents, University of Iowa officials requested that city officials vacate and convey a portion...

IC Councilors to consider diversity resolution

DI STAFF

May 11, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will consider a resolution at its next meeting regarding diversity issues in the community. City Councilors Rick Dobyns and Jim Throgmorton met to draft the proposed resolution. Throgmorton introduced...

Local man charged with allegedly assaulting an officer

DI STAFF

May 11, 2012

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A local man was charged with allegedly assaulting an officer while being intoxicated. Leon Shivers, 41, 60 Regal Lane, was charged with assault on peace officers and others, third offense OWI, and driving while license denied...

Coralville woman charged with allegedly stealing $2,000 in merchandise from Target

DI STAFF

May 11, 2012

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A Coralville woman was charged with allegedly stealing two baskets worth of merchandise from Target worth more than $2,000. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, Larkito Porche, 27, was charged April 30 with...

UI student charged with allegedly damaging a taxi cab after an altercation

DI STAFF

May 11, 2012

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A University of Iowa student has been charged with allegedly damaging a taxi cab after an altercation over the cost of a cab fare. Christopher Ajluni, 23, 705 Streb St., was charged Tuesday with assault causing bodily injury...