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2008-07-19 15:00:32

By Gregg Hennigan, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 19--IOWA CITY -- The Iowa City school district should not hire armed security guards for its high schools, a district committee has concluded. In fact, the group decided there was no need for any guards, commonly called school resource officers, even if they did not carry guns, Associate Superintendent Jim Behle said Friday. The district began studying the issue last fall after a sharp increase in fights among high school...

2008-07-18 18:00:35

By Gregg Hennigan, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 18--IOWA CITY -- The Iowa City school district should not hire armed security guards for its high schools, a district committee has concluded. In fact, the group decided there was no need for any guards, commonly called school resource officers, even if they did not carry guns, Associate Superintendent Jim Behle said Friday. The district began studying the issue last fall following a sharp increase in fights among high school...

2008-07-18 12:01:08

By Dave DeWitte, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 18--The price of gas in Iowa climbed 1.8 percent in the state's latest monthly survey as energy price records continued to fall. The average price of ethanol Tuesday was $3.93 per gallon, up 1.8 percent from the average of $3.86 found in the mid-June survey by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. State Energy Policy Analyst Tommi Makila said gasoline and diesel prices remain in record territories, but oil prices have dampened...

2008-07-18 12:00:57

By Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 18--CEDAR RAPIDS -- Two Agriprocessors Inc. supervisors charged with aiding and abetting illegal workers at the Postville meatpacking plant pleaded not guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. Juan Carlos Guerrero-Espinoza, 35, and Martin De La Rosa-Loera, 43, were charged with aiding and abetting another in knowingly possessing, obtaining, accepting and receiving a resident alien card, knowing the card had been...

2008-07-16 12:01:29

By Jim Ecker, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 16--from his job this summer and early fall while he receives treatment at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for tonsillar cancer. Patterson, 57, spent 20 years as an assistant coach at Iowa from 1979 through 1998 under Hayden Fry, helping the Hawkeyes compile a 143-89-6 record with 14 bowl games and three Big Ten titles. Patterson began two days of medical tests at the UI hospital on Monday and is scheduled to begin seven...

2008-07-16 12:01:08

By George C. Ford, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 16--At a time when the airline industry is struggling with soaring fuel costs, airports across Iowa on Tuesday were awarded state funding for a variety of construction projects. The Iowa Transportation Commission approved $4.5 million in funding for commercial aviation, general aviation and airport improvements. The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids received $317,526 to help pay for $2,871,920 of renovation to the upper level...

2008-07-15 18:00:38

MADISON, Wis., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Energy Corporation announced today that the estimated impact of last month's unprecedented flooding in its service territory will reduce its utility business earnings per share by approximately $0.20 in 2008. While almost 75 percent of the counties in the three states that Alliant Energy provides service were declared federal disaster areas, the most significant damage was experienced in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company's largest load...

2008-07-11 12:00:51

By James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 11--CEDAR RAPIDS -- Attorney General Tom Miller is defending more than $6 million in payouts to companies claiming to have been harmed by Iowa's ban of TouchPlay video gaming machines. A pair of settlements totaling about $3 million that Miller announced this week brings the state's payout to companies that invested in the video games to about $6.5 million. "Six million dollars is a significant amount of money, but the context is...

2008-07-10 09:00:35

By Scott Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 10--IOWA CITY -- The Big Ten Network and Mediacom, Iowa's largest cable provider, have jump-started negotiations this week with the possibility of ending a yearlong impasse. "We are in active discussions," Phyllis Peters, Mediacom's senior communications manager wrote in an e-mail response. "Whether that is face-to-face or the exchange of printed documents -- it's really a combination of various kinds of contact and a real serious...

2008-07-09 12:00:32

By George C. Ford, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 9--CEDAR RAPIDS -- A panel of airport directors that includes an Eastern Iowan today will meet in Washington to discuss the need for a national air service policy and a related national energy policy. Eastern Iowa Airport Director Dan Mann will join his colleagues on the American Association of Airport Executives Energy/Air Service Task Force for two days of meetings. "This is a national problem," Mann said. "The airlines cannot...


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