The Daily Iowan

Panel OKs zoning change that would prevent new downtown bars

CHRIS CLARK

April 17, 2009

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For those hoping to open a bar, downtown Iowa City could soon be off-limits. After deferring a vote at its last meeting, the Iowa City Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously passed a measure that would prevent new bars from...

Getting back to the garden

MARY HARRINGTON

April 17, 2009

Filed under News

While yards for gardening are left off most apartment rental contracts, Iowa City offers a share of soil to any fresh-food fan in need. At a local community garden in Wetherby Park, anyone can rent strips of land to plant her...

Matthews set to be sentenced

ZHI XIONG

April 17, 2009

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Micah Matthews will hear today what other sentences await him in addition to mandatory life in prison for his crimes. In February, 6th District Judge Douglas Russell found Matthews guilty of first- and second-degree kidnapping...

Obama group begins to work

SHAWN GUDE

April 17, 2009

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President Obama’s term hasn’t hit the 100-day mark, but his Organizing for America advocacy group is beginning to take shape. Officially announced a few days before Obama was inaugurated, the Democratic National Committee-run...

Faces of the UI: Law student v. wine laws

ZHI XIONG

April 17, 2009

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With Iowa’s growing wine industry, one would think Dionysus himself might replace the Green Giant as the state’s patron God any day. It could take a lawyer to make it happen — specifically Jessica Reese, a third-year law...

Culver touts shelters in visit

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 17, 2009

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At the Four Oaks Youth Emergency Shelter on Thursday, three teenage students excitedly took a break from their school day to chat with Iowa first lady Mari Culver. “This is the best shelter home I’ve ever been to,” a teenage...

New county facility opens

SHANE ERSLAND

April 17, 2009

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The new Johnson County Health and Human Services Building will open its doors to the public on Saturday after being under construction for roughly a year and a half. During its meeting Thursday, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors...

Senior Day for men’s tennis

AMIE KIEHN

April 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

Seniors Christian Bierich and Greg Holm and junior Walker Grimes will all see their last regular-season match for the Hawkeyes against Purdue on April 19 at 2 p.m. “Those three guys are a really good class,” Iowa head coach...

Softball tries to bounce back from sweep

MIKE SLUSARK

April 17, 2009

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The No. 23 Iowa softball team will look to get its bats going this weekend in two home games against last-place Michigan State. The Spartan pitchers are among the worst in the Big Ten this season with a league-worst 4.89 team...

Turning students away from alcohol panel is ridiculous

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

April 17, 2009

Filed under Opinions

There’s no use trying to hide from it — students are likely the root of downtown violence. But it stands to reason that those same students would be effective in figuring out solutions to Iowa City’s dangerous drinking problems....

Tough questions

KURT CUNNINGHAM

April 17, 2009

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Since the start of this year, I have heard professors and colleagues of mine harp about the declining newspaper industry. They ask such questions as “where will all the graduates of Iowa’s journalism program find themselves?,”...

Gays should relish their victory, then move on

JACK KIRCHICK, WASHINGTON POST

April 17, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Just in time for spring wedding season, gay-marriage activists are celebrating a triumphant few weeks. On April 7, the Vermont Legislature effectively legalized same-sex unions in that state. Days earlier, the Iowa Supreme Court...