Few send comments on task forces

Provost Wallace Loh said about a “handful” of comments were submitted on the task forces’ website, in addition to roughly 12 comments e-mailed to him. Of the comments Loh had received, he said about one-third are in support of the task force’s approach.

Push for more physicians sparks new medical schools

The Increases could put strain on residency programs. And some UI doctor-hopefuls said the trend could help alleviate the shortage, but it might hurt credibility.

Studio 13 welcomes individuals with mental disabilities

The downtown club invites clients and workers from Systems Unlimited Inc., every Monday night for a couple hours of fun filled with dancing, pizza, and soda. Those involved have come to know each other — the woman in her Elvis-bedazzled jacket and neon microphone, the couple twirling beneath the disco ball.

Iowa 9th in organic farming

Though most of Iowa’s organic food is sold to wholesale markets, there is still a strong market for locally grown food.

Spotlight Iowa City: Student, enchanted by literature, creates blog

UI sophomore Ash Bruxvoort shares her fervor for literature with the world. She’s spearheading her own blog, English Major’s Junk Food, which is chock-full of literary reviews, book suggestions, and commentary on life as an English major for 78 followers.

6 establishments fail alcohol stings

Iowa City police cited employees at Hy-Vee, 1201 N. Dodge St., Kum & Go, 25 W. Burlington St., and Panchero’s, 32 S. Clinton St.

Area man charged with attempted murder

Iowa City police charged an 18-year-old Solon resident with attempted murder after he allegedly left a local man with two gunshot wounds in his hands.

UI, codefendants deny suit claims

The University of Iowa, state Board of Regents, and a UI professor have submitted their answer in a lawsuit involving a former visiting professor.

Man gets 5 years’ probation for having sex with 12-year-old

Scott Christenson, now 19, admitted to having sex with a 12-year-old girl in June or July 2008, according to police records. Christenson said he was not aware of the girl’s age at the time of the incident.

Sex-abuse trial to begin

The trial of Jonathan Schiefer, a man charged with kidnapping, burglary, and sexual abuse will begin today.

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