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UI, Iowa City community members in Boston react to Marathon bombing

DI STAFF

April 15, 2013

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Justin Hattan Justin Hattan stood a few hundred yards from the finish line surrounded by family members as he watched his father complete his first Boston Marathon. Right when it seemed his dad was poised to cross the finish...

Boston Marathon bombing kills 3, injures more than 140

JIMMY GOLEN

April 15, 2013

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BOSTON  — Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that...

Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks at UI

CASSIDY RILEY

April 15, 2013

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who has made media appearances ranging from “The Colbert Report” to PBS, spoke to a packed crowd Monday night at the IMU. People from all over the state waited in a line that...

Johnson County officials say some SEATS services may need to be cut

NICK HASSETT

April 15, 2013

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With the funding sources for the countywide para-transit service SEATS still unclear, officials said tight budgets might force cuts to some aspects of the program. The Johnson County Task Force on Aging hosted a public forum...

UI adds two new bicycle-repair stations

REBECCA MORIN

April 15, 2013

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Local cyclists will no longer have to leave the University of Iowa campus or lug around several tools in order to repair their bicycles. The UI Department of Parking and Transportation added two new bicycle-repair stations last...

Enrollment of graduate Chinese students declining at UI, nationally

STACEY MURRAY

April 15, 2013

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Big Ten universities are seeing a decrease in Chinese enrollment in graduate school, but officials aren’t concerned. An annual report by the Council of Graduate Schools released April 8 said Chinese enrollment dropped 5...

ICgovXpress smartphone app launches

QUENTIN MISIAG

April 15, 2013

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With the help of the nearly $5,000 city-sponsored smartphone app ICgovXpress that launched Monday, Iowa City officials hope the all too common after-party stress of cleaning up can be alleviated with instant communication...

Cursive handwriting taught less at Iowa City schools, nationally

BRIANNA JETT

April 15, 2013

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Pencils and pens could eventually become obsolete in the face of newer technology. Every year, less and less time is spent teaching children handwriting, especially cursive. "It's emphasized a lot less today than it was...

City invalidates petition signatures about red-light cameras

NICK HASSETT

April 15, 2013

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After a local group submitted a petition proposing a restriction on red-light cameras in Iowa City, the city determined many of the signatures were invalid. The petition contained 3,322 signatures, but City Clerk Marian Karr...

Man allegedly pushes wife down while she held their 2-year-old son

REBECCA MORIN

April 15, 2013

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A local man was accused of pushing his wife to the ground while she was holding their two-year-old son. David Noriega, 29, was charged Sunday with child endangerment, domestic-abuse assault, interference with official acts, consumption/intoxication,...

Man reportedly yells obscenities in a park full of children

REBECCA MORIN

April 15, 2013

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A local man has accused of yelling obscenities and exposing himself to children in a playground. Russell Weston, 53, was charged Sunday with disorderly conduct and alcohol violation/habitual offender. Iowa City police officials...

Market Street location of T. Spoons will close Friday

MICHELLE KIM

April 15, 2013

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One of two downtown Iowa City T. Spoons locations will close this Friday. Jenn Lilly, a T. Spoons employee, confirmed that the establishment’s 301 E. Market St. location will close at the end its lease this month. Jammie Goedken,...