The Daily Iowan

Local astronomy enthusiasts gathered for rare transit of Venus

AMY SKARNULIS

June 6, 2012

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5:22. A moment we will never see again. Our children will never see again. Our children's children may never see it again. The planet Venus passed between the Earth and the Sun at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday, a transit that will not occur...

School board waits on second appraisal for Roosevelt

ALEX SHEETS

June 6, 2012

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Students walked the halls one final time at Roosevelt Elementary School May 31 and the fate of the property remains undetermined. Iowa City Community School Board members rejected the first bid of roughly $200,000 at the Tuesday...

IC City Councilors approve creation of diversity committee

RISHABH R. JAIN

June 6, 2012

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City officials have decided it's time to address the issues of a community that continues to grows in diversity. The Iowa City City Council decided Tuesday night to create a seven member ad hoc diversity committee to look into...

At least one UI alum will make the ballot for State House this fall

NICHOLAS MILLER

June 6, 2012

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At least one recent graduate of the University of Iowa will see his name on an election ballot in November. UI alumni Maison Bleam and Jake Highfill competed in primaries for the Iowa House on Tuesday in their respective districts....

First candidate for UI Medicine dean stresses integration

KELLY OLIN

June 6, 2012

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Stephen Strakowski said integrating research and education will ultimately lead to a better medical institution for the University of Iowa. "… My next step would be to integrate everything — align research with education,...

Third Iowa City high school plans begin

ALEX SHEETS

June 6, 2012

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Overcrowding has been an issue for the Iowa City high schools in recent years, and the Iowa City School District administration hopes to relieve it by creating a third high school. To ease the overcrowding, a third high school,...

City Councilor: city isn’t "giving away money" with TIF for Moen building

DI STAFF

June 6, 2012

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One city official denied the notion that the city is "giving away" money to local developer Marc Moen for his 14-story building. "We are not giving them money," City Councilor Jim Throgmorton said. "We...

John Archer to go up against Loebsack in November

ALY BROWN

June 6, 2012

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John Archer has hit the mark with Republican voters in southeastern Iowa and will have his name on the November ballot. Dan Dolan and Archer competed against each other in the 2nd Congressional District primary election Tuesday....

Slockett loses Johnson County Auditor primary race

DI STAFF

June 6, 2012

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Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett lost the Tuesday primary to Tiffin City Councilor Travis Weipert. Slockett received roughly 2,000 votes , making up around 40 percent of the total votes, according to unofficial results Tuesday...

Iowa City officials brief community on landfill fire

DI STAFF

June 6, 2012

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Officials updated the Iowa City City Council and community members Tuesday night about the Iowa City Landfill fire, which started on May 26. Fire Chief Andy Rocca, Johnson County Public Health Director Doug Beardsley, and city...

IC to provide Prairie Lights with $27,500 grant

DI STAFF

June 6, 2012

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Iowa City Mayor Matt Hayek and City Councilors Michelle Payne and Susan Mims approved a $27,500 grant for Prairie Lights at a Economic Development Committee meeting Tuesday morning. Economic-development coordinator Wendy Ford...

Transient man allegedly forges check

DI STAFF

June 6, 2012

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A local man was charged with allegedly forging a check in order to enroll in cosmetology school. Rashoud Gayden, 25, address unknown, was charged May 29. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Gayden altered both the amount...