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UI students pack the Bijou for UISG’s presidential debate viewing

BRIANNA JETT

October 17, 2012

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Nearly 200 University of Iowa students filled the Bijou to capacity, with more spilling into an overflow room two floors above on Tuesday night, all to watch the second presidential debate of the election season. UI Student Government...

Sutliff Bridge reopening brings new hope for community

TIERRA SIMPSON

October 17, 2012

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The 114-year-old Sutliff Bridge reopened to the public last weekend, and officials have high hopes for the bridge continuing to thrive. “There was never any question in my mind that it would turn out to be a nice structure...

School board to cast final vote on funding at Nov. 6 meeting

LAUREN COFFEY

October 17, 2012

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After months of deliberation over funding for the Iowa City Community School District, school board members decided to wait a bit longer to make a final decision. The Board will vote during the next Iowa City School Board meeting...

Bedell Entrepreneurial Lab hopes to expand despite funding delays

MATT STARNS

October 17, 2012

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Sitting at his desk in a bright-orange office, recent University of Iowa graduate Josh Krakauer said he considers the UI Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory to be a great asset to Sculpt, a company he founded with two...

Faculty council amends criminal background check policy

STACEY MURRAY

October 17, 2012

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Those teenage legal mistakes may no longer haunt those applying for University of Iowa jobs. During the UI Faculty Council meeting on Tuesday, the council passed the first amendments to a policy regarding criminal background...

Woman charged with first-degree murder to enter plea deal

DI STAFF

October 17, 2012

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A Coralville woman accused of first-degree murder will attend a plea hearing today at the Johnson County Courthouse. Lillie Williams, 50, is accused of a Class-A felony in connection with the death of a 14-year-old boy and two...

Loebsack, Archer discuss wind energy, negative advertising

DI STAFF

October 17, 2012

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Candidates for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and Republican challenger John Archer participated in a debate Tuesday night hosted by Iowa Public Television in Newton. The debate was moderated...

IC man charged with public intox at UI Main Library

DI STAFF

October 17, 2012

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An Iowa City man was charged Monday after an altercation with police at the Main Library. According to a UI police complaint, Dustin Williams, 31, 429 Southgate Ave., was charged after officers found him sleeping in front of...

Man allegedly fires BBs at city workers

DI STAFF

October 17, 2012

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A local man was charged Monday after he allegedly fired a BB gun in the direction of city workers. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Frederick Krause Jr., 60, 15 N. Seventh Ave., opened his front door Monday morning...

Running Wild store set to open downtown

QUENTIN MISIAG

October 17, 2012

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For Joe and Jean Dwyer, health and wellness are more than personal mantras, they are serious business. The husband and wife duo started Running Wild, a local running and walking shoe specialty store that focuses on personalized...

Iowa Notebook: Weisman questionable with sprained ankle

SAM LOUWAGIE

October 17, 2012

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Iowa was already going to have a tough time putting up points against Penn State, the Big Ten’s second-best scoring defense, on Saturday. But now the Hawkeyes might have to play without the guy who has scored 8 of th...

Big Ten Notebook: Spartans ready to bounce back in rivalry game

TORK MASON

October 17, 2012

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Saturday marks the 105th meeting between Michigan and Michigan State. Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio said this week is a chance for his team to have fun but also stressed that players need to be focused. Dantonio said playing...