The Daily Iowan

Sales tax unofficially passes by six votes in Iowa City

SHANE ERSLAND

May 6, 2009

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Iowa City consumers looking to buy expensive products could soon save some money with a trip to Coralville after Tuesday’s election. In a vote so close that a large family could have swung the turnout a different way, unofficial...

Woman on scooter pushed under Cambus by SUV

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

May 6, 2009

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A college-age woman appeared to be seriously injured after she was pushed under a UI Cambus when an SUV rear-ended the scooter she was riding Tuesday. Cambus driver Aaron Summerkamp said he was stopped on Newton Road when the...

Council passes bar limits

CHRIS CLARK

May 6, 2009

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The Iowa City City Council voted 5-2 in favor of an ordinance that would limit the number of bars and liquor stores during its first consideration of the measure Tuesday night. As a part of its plan to diversify businesses downtown,...

Bouncers handling bar security

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

May 6, 2009

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In the early morning hours of April 26, Iowa City police rushed, lights flashing and sirens blaring, toward a fight reportedly involving more than 10 people at the Summit. As officers headed toward the bar, 10 S. Clinton St.,...

Program eyes ethnicity after election

EMILY MELVOLD

May 6, 2009

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While the topic of ethnicity has been thrown into the spotlight since President Obama took office, local residents said Tuesday night there needs to be more action on the continual problems in the United States. Community members...

Hancher move to give some students jobs

MICHAEL DALE-STEIN

May 6, 2009

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UI freshman Kevin Mortell said he expects to get dirty. The UI’s quest to relocate Hancher Auditorium complex will provide several summer jobs, officials said — ones UI student workers said will be tiring, muggy, and dirty. The...

Black and gay hard to do

SCOTT RAYNOR

May 6, 2009

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Alexander Robinson knew he was different during his first day of grade school. He chose to wear bright yellow pants with a similar color shirt, and as he walked into the girls’ coat room with his friends — all of whom were...

29 probable flu cases in state

JENNIFER DELGADO

May 6, 2009

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As of Tuesday, officials were testing 29 probable H1N1 influenza cases across the state, health officials said, including one Iowa State University freshman from Marshalltown. At the UI, officials said, classes and finals will...

Lab should get kit for new flu soon

TESSA McLEAN

May 6, 2009

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With one confirmed case and 29 probable cases of the H1N1 virus in Iowa, the UI Hygienic Laboratory was running without incident Tuesday morning. While officials have reallocated additional staff to the laboratory and set up...

Baseball snaps 8-game skid

RYAN YOUNG

May 6, 2009

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Iowa head coach Jack Dahm said he sensed it early. He saw his players bouncing around in pregame warm-ups, and the sixth-year Iowa coach knew it was a good sign. The Hawkeyes blasted 14 hits, sophomore center fielder Kurtis...

Softball needs rebound

JON LINDER

May 6, 2009

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It has been an odd, frustrating week for the Iowa softball team. The Hawkeyes entered the week ranked No. 25 nationally, riding a five-game winning streak and boasting yet another Big Ten Pitcher of the Week nod for senior Brittany...

Men’s track makes official border-state rivalry

ZACH SMITH

May 6, 2009

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In the beginning, there was just Floyd of Rosedale. Then came the Cy-Hawk Trophy, followed decades later by the Heartland Trophy. But the football team isn’t the only squad on campus with a traveling rivalry trophy anymore. ...