The Daily Iowan

School district cuts library positions

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 23, 2009

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Iowa City School District officials recently announced they will reduce several library positions — a move one librarian called a “big mistake.” At Shimek and Hills Elementary Schools — the two smallest in the district...

Officials work to keep schools safe

CLARK CAHILL

April 23, 2009

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While it’s not possible to stop every random act of violence, local officials say, prevention at high schools has become much more advanced. Monday marked the 10-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, when...

Former coworkers split on Lombardo firing

ANNA LOTHSON

April 22, 2009

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With rumors swirling after former City Manager Michael Lombardo’s termination last week, his former coworkers are taking conflicting positions. In Allegan County, Mich. — where Lombardo formerly worked as county administrator...

Your Party hit with $50 fine

MICHELE DANNO

April 22, 2009

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The Student Elections Board ruled Tuesday that Your Party will face a monetary fine — not voter penalties — for complaints filed against it during campaigning. After a slew of rulings and appeals, the elections board decided...

Culver signs aid bill in Iowa City

CLARK CAHILL

April 22, 2009

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Homeowners affected by last year’s flood received a little more help Tuesday after Gov. Chet Culver signed a Jump-Start housing bill while working in the Old Capitol for the second time. The bill eases rules for Jump-Start...

Music and theater to lose temporary trailers

TESSA McLEAN

April 22, 2009

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Twenty-two beige trailers filling the parking lot near Hancher Auditorium will disappear this summer. The mobile trailers have provided temporary space for music and theater programs once housed in the Voxman Music Building and...

UIHC gets innovative ORs

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 22, 2009

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Recovering from neurosurgery used to take weeks, possibly months. But with the latest technology at the UI Hospitals and Clinics, patients undergoing the procedure can return to their daily routines within days. The new surgical...

UI club taking stock

EMILY MELVOLD

April 22, 2009

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Investing in stocks might not sound like the best idea during the current economic climate, but three UI students think it’s a great idea. Through a new organization called HawkTrade, started by three UI men, students are meeting...

Center works for green

SHANE ERSLAND

April 22, 2009

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Plains Justice, a Cedar Rapids-based law center working for environmental justice in the Midwest, plans to further challenge the creation of new coal plants in Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota, the company’s president, Carrie...

Bike to school and enjoy ice cream

CHRIS CLARK

April 22, 2009

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Two favorite childhood memories will come together today on the Pentacrest: bike riding and eating ice cream. The UI Environmental Coalition is teaming up with local businesses and other university organizations to celebrate...

Public to weigh in on downtown bar limit

CHRIS CLARK

April 21, 2009

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The downtown area is one step closer to being off-limits to new bars. In its meeting Monday evening, the Iowa City City Council scheduled a public hearing on May 5 to discuss a new ordinance that would regulate the number of...

More police officers, fewer PAULA tickets

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 21, 2009

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Iowa City police only wrote one PAULA ticket in downtown last weekend, despite adding four overtime officers. Police are assigning additional officers to the area for the rest of the semester to focus on incidents of assault...