The Daily Iowan

Alcohol over-consumption too common

CHRIS CLARK

March 12, 2009

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With more than 100 local businesses serving alcohol, one thing is clear — it’s easy to get your hands on liquor in Iowa City. Health Iowa Assistant Director Tanya Villhauer believes this accessibility plays a major role in...

UI sees an increase in double majors

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 12, 2009

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UI junior and English major Cathryn Spinler had dreams of breaking into the publishing industry. But with the current economy, jobs and internships in the field are hard to come by. So the 21-year-old added a journalism major...

UI flooded with budget suggestions

ANNA LOTHSON

March 12, 2009

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With more than 10,000 hits and 237 submissions and counting, the UI budget website has been receiving cost-shaving suggestions ranging from sacrificing landscaping and fixing leaky faucets to cutting salaries and reducing paper...

Forum reviews harassment policy

ASHLEY HAUGO

March 12, 2009

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Through the myriad topics covered in Wednesday’s open forum about revisions to the UI’s sexual-harassment policy, one thread bound the responses together: to be proactive rather than reactive. “We don’t necessarily want...

County to save in jail deal

CLARK CAHILL AND ANNA LOTHSON

March 12, 2009

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All overflow inmates from Johnson County Jail will now be taken to Marshall County Jail — a move that will make it easier to track inmates and could save the county hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. The 92-bed jail...

Hawkeye residents seek cambus route for groceries

LINI GE

March 12, 2009

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Ahmed Al Zahrani’s family still enjoy home-cooked meals at least twice a day since moving to Iowa City eight months ago. But grocery shopping more than once a week can be painful for the family from Saudi Arabia — they don’t...

Local police to get grants

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 12, 2009

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Iowa City authorities are discussing how to spend almost $200,000 expected to be granted to the police through the federal Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program. Though city officials still need to apply for the money,...

Local police deal with open cases, some take years

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 11, 2009

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In May 2008, UI senior Brian LaGro was rushed into surgery after being nearly beaten to death. Between October 2006 and July 2008, almost 40 women were reportedly sexually assaulted on the UI campus and near downtown. Almost two a...

UI Health Care officials to take pay cuts

JENNIFER DELGADO

March 11, 2009

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More than 40 UI Health Care senior management leaders will take pay cuts as part of a three-tier approach toward reducing health-care expenses, officials announced Tuesday. UI Health Care officials — including UI Hospitals...

Sgt. Jackson resigns after OWI

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

March 11, 2009

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Iowa City police Sgt. Sid Jackson submitted a letter of resignation Monday, almost three weeks after being charged with OWI. Jackson has been on administrative leave since the Feb. 21 incident while the department conducted an...

Local publications ponder e-world

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 11, 2009

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David Hamilton, the editor-in-chief of The Iowa Review, said he can finally relax. The UI English professor is looking forward to his summer retirement from the literary magazine because he’ll no longer be at the helm of any...

Fee fight continues in student government

MICHELE DANNO

March 11, 2009

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During the group’s meeting on Tuesday, UI Student Government President Maison Bleam submitted a constitutional-amendment resolution to its partnership with the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students. Graduate...