The Daily Iowan

Public Works Director retires

AARON WALKER

December 18, 2014

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A roughly 52-year-old jar of pickles sits on a shelf in front of a myriad of maps and blueprints that drape the walls of Rick Fosse’s office, overlooking his desk.  Fosse, Iowa City’s public works director, foun...

Local businesses react to new license

NICK MOFFITT

December 18, 2014

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For Iowans, their smart phones could soon be capable of eliminating their wallets. The Iowa Department of Transportation said in early December at a budget hearing that sometime in 2015, a digital-license app will be available...

International students prepare for winter break

GRACE PATERAS

December 18, 2014

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Jon Smith only has the opportunity to go home once per year because of the cost, so this winter break he’s excited to head back to England to see his family. “I haven’t gone home yet because I’ve only...

December Dial urges citizens to demand more police training

CORY PORTER

December 18, 2014

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Using momentum gained by the recent wave of local protests, Iowa City residents have created the December Dial social-media initiative as a way take their message of racial justice and equality directly to city leaders. The goal...

Conservation board headquarters gets new Internet

MICHAEL KADRIE

December 18, 2014

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Internet hasn’t always been easy to find around Kent Park, but a brand new agreement with Mediacom will solve the problem. The Johnson County Conservation Board, headquartered in the park outside Oxford, Iowa, is set to...

University of Iowa joins Unizin Consortium

BEN MARKS

December 18, 2014

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In the future, students may be able to take classes simultaneously at the University of Iowa and the University of Florida, or professors might be able to share classroom information between Colorado State University and Indiana...

Semester-in-review

DI STAFF

December 18, 2014

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Homicide suspect passes away before trial This November, a nearly 17-year-old homicide trial was brought to a screeching halt when the suspect died. John Bloomfield was set to take the stand in court in January, but he died in a...

TaxSlayer Bowl marks last chance for Iowa

DANNY PAYNE

December 18, 2014

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In August, optimism about football was palpable in Iowa City, and some thought Iowa could play its way into the Big Ten championship game. After all, Iowa did have 13 returning starters from an 8-5 team and what looked like ...

Turning the page: Iowa looks ahead to Northern Iowa

JACOB SHEYKO

December 18, 2014

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After Iowa’s 90-75 loss to Iowa State on Dec. 12, Aaron White said he wished Iowa could play the next day. He wanted to get the bitter taste of being blown out by an in-state rival on his home floor out of his mouth. In...

Gilman excited for Midlands

CODY GOODWIN

December 18, 2014

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After Thomas Gilman ran through the field at 125 pounds and won the Midlands Championships last season, he gave his first-place trophy to his grandfather. It’s a tradition, he said. He doesn’t need to see what he’s...

What to look for: Iowa vs. Drake

KYLE MANN

December 18, 2014

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A “state championship” is largely something that is left behind in high-school athletics, but the Iowa women’s basketball team will have an opportunity to claim just that, albeit unofficially, when it travels to Drak...

Men’s and women’s gymnastics to open seasons over break

CHARLIE GREEN

December 18, 2014

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The Iowa women’s gymnastics team will compete at LSU on Jan. 9, 2015. For head coach Larissa Libby and assistant Jennifer Green, the meet will mark a return to the school they competed for. “It will be interesting...