The Daily Iowan

City Council: No liquor-license renewal for Etc., Fieldhouse

NICOLE KARLIS

July 29, 2009

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On Tuesday night, two Iowa City bar owners fought for the survival of their businesses, but the Iowa City city councilors displayed little sympathy. They denied a liquor-license renewal for Et Cetera, 118 S. Dubuque St., by a...

N. Liberty wastewater plant wins environmental award

KIF RICHMANN

July 29, 2009

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For North Liberty, winning an award for water quality started with bacteria. Not getting rid of them, necessarily — using them to clean the water. Today, North Liberty’s newly renovated wastewater-treatment plant, which...

Officials: County needs new siren system

HOLLY HINES

July 29, 2009

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Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek recalled standing in Iowa City one sunny day as tornado sirens wailed. The actual threat was in Swisher — at least 25 minutes away. That’s one reason locals and officials echoed the...

UI researchers investigate Chicago’s digital divide

CHRIS CURTLAND

July 29, 2009

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A gap exists between different demographic groups in Chicago — a divide in cyberspace. A recent study requested by Chicago officials and conducted by researchers at the UI and University of Illinois-Chicago displays a radical...

Sex offenders must ask permission to use libraries

KATIE SIMS

July 29, 2009

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While public libraries throughout the state have banned certain sex offenders from entering their facilities, UI Libraries officials say they have no plans to keep anyone from using their free services. The UI Libraries is exempt...

Hawkeye senior football trio say they’re set to lead

BRENDAN STILES

July 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

CHICAGO — Every summer, all 11 Big Ten coaches make decisions on which three players they’ll take with them to the Windy City for the conference’s annual football media days. Such an honor is typically bestowed upon seniors...

Local summer hoops leagues to stick around

PATRICK RAFFERTY

July 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

Fans of both the Prime Time and Game Time Leagues will likely continue to see their Hawkeyes on the court in North Liberty next summer. There had been talk about the future of the summer leagues and the negative aspects they...

Commentary: Assessing Game Time and Prime Time Stars

DI SPORTS STAFF

July 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

Recently sports-section reporters put our heads together and discussed who made the biggest splashes this summer in the Prime Time and Game Time Leagues. In Prime Time, many players stood out. Such newcomers as Cully Payne,...

Track team honored for academic achievement

SEAN MORGAN

July 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

In an atmosphere in which collegiate athletes are treated as gods, covered with all the importance and scrutiny of professional stars, it’s easy to forget why these individuals are wearing their respective college’s emblems...

Carty first in the pool

SEAN MORGAN

July 29, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa swimmer Danielle Carty is used to breaking records. She had about the best freshman outing a collegiate athlete could hope for, entering the record books in the 200- and 400-meter medley and placing second all-time in the...

Fame & the lit game

KRISTEN PETERS

July 29, 2009

Filed under Arts

Matching the cosmetically comedic wit of Miguel de Cervantes and the brash repertoire of Tucker Max, Steve Hely creates a character in How I Became a Famous Novelist so etched with honest humor and even more honest strife t...

Downloads challenge musicians’ money but spur innovation

ERIC SUNDERMANN

July 29, 2009

Filed under Arts

1969: Go to the record store. Flip through new releases. Buy an album. Go home. Listen. 2009: Go to the Internet. Type in a band name. Click download. Listen. As Dylan told us — “For the times, they are a-changin’.” ...