The Daily Iowan

Public to weigh in on downtown bar limit

CHRIS CLARK

April 21, 2009

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The downtown area is one step closer to being off-limits to new bars. In its meeting Monday evening, the Iowa City City Council scheduled a public hearing on May 5 to discuss a new ordinance that would regulate the number of...

More police officers, fewer PAULA tickets

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 21, 2009

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Iowa City police only wrote one PAULA ticket in downtown last weekend, despite adding four overtime officers. Police are assigning additional officers to the area for the rest of the semester to focus on incidents of assault...

Your Party awaits court’s decision on campaign

MICHELE DANNO

April 21, 2009

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As UI Student Government elections wind down, a decision regarding Your Party campaign tactics is still being mulled over — now by the Student Judicial Court. Rob Pick, a campaign manager for Go Party, filed a complaint with...

Test prep aids the affluent

MAGGIE PETERS

April 21, 2009

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Nearly every high-school student who plans to attend a four-year college or university has one thing in common: They have to take the ACT or SAT. While some have seen standardized tests as assessments benefiting the wealthy in...

Court backs children’s privacy

ZHI XIONG

April 21, 2009

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The state Supreme Court affirmed children’s privacy rights with an April 17 ruling: Parents do not have unconditional access to their children’s health records. But both legal and mental-health experts say parents should...

District: Plenty of teachers

CLARK CAHILL

April 21, 2009

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While some school districts in the country could have trouble keeping experienced instructors in the classroom over the next few years, Iowa City School District officials said they aren’t worried about the prospect. The country...

High tech aids drivers

MAGGIE PETERS

April 21, 2009

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Technology devices such as iPods and cell phones have normally been thought of as dangerous distractions for those behind the wheel. But now UI experts are looking into ways technology can be used to avoid accidents on the road. “There...

‘Hands-on’ fuels engineering classes

CLARK CAHILL

April 21, 2009

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Building robotic cars and creating model trains during the school day doesn’t sound like a normal activity for high-school students. But at West High and City High, it has become the first step in preparing students for college...

Stanzi studies, gets comfortable

RYAN YOUNG

April 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

Comfort has been big for Ricky Stanzi this spring. That’s why he buzzed off his shaggy locks, and that’s why he isn’t prematurely anointing himself as Iowa’s No. 1 quarterback with four months to go before fall practice. The...

Versatility Olsen’s key

BRENDAN STILES

April 21, 2009

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For someone such as Seth Olsen, playing professional football wasn’t at the forefront of his mind growing up. But when he came to Iowa and saw fellow offensive linemen, guys he had close bonds with early in his Hawkeye career,...

Reins goes out like a champion

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 21, 2009

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The Iowa men’s gymnastics squad concluded a disappointing season with a sixth-place finish in the second qualifying session of the NCAA championships on April 16 in Minneapolis. Iowa’s team score of 337.35 barely bested by...

Men golfers bounce back

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 21, 2009

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This spring, the Iowa men’s golf team has shown flashes of the form that helped propel it to an Oct. 26 victory at the 12-team Landfall Tradition. But meet after meet, Iowa couldn’t seem to put it all together. Then the Hawkeyes...