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Parking Rates Being Slashed At University of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics

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    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Parking rates are being slashed for patients and visitors at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

    The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the rate will drop to $10 from $18 a day starting Monday for people with validated parking stubs. The $10 rate won't be available to students and faculty. The new rate was announced Thursday.

    The $18 figure had been widely criticized by patients and their families.

    Parking system director David Ricketts says the new daily figure wasn't as low as some people had hoped for but was more in line with charges at other Big Ten campuses.

    Ricketts says officials "just sat down and decided we could do what we could."