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City gets tough on liquor licenses

NICOLE KARLIS

August 31, 2009

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Earlier this summer, the city spoke. Making a decision to deny renewing liquor-licenses of two downtown establishments — Et Cetera and 3rd Base Sports Bar — Iowa City City Councilors have made a clear statement: They are...

Sifting through the 500-foot ordinance

DI STAFF

August 31, 2009

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Since the Iowa City City Council voted to deny the liquor licenses of two downtown businesses, confusion has surfaced about a new city ordinance that requires new bars to be built at least 500 feet apart downtown. The Daily Iow...

Frosh seminar big hit with students

LAUREN MILLS

August 31, 2009

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Thirteen students watched as UI professor Edward Wasserman crouched and bounced, demonstrating a horse-jockey position that he researched on Google. But the students were not studying horses. They were attending the first day...

Dairy farmer hangs on

KEVIN HOFFMAN

August 31, 2009

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Steve Leazer watches as his colossal, curious cows follow each other into crammed, narrow stalls, where they’ll have a day’s worth of milk squeezed from their udders. He is one of the more fortunate dairy farmers. Statewide,...

Teen preps for Broadway

KATHRYN STINSON

August 31, 2009

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Thirteen-year-old Alex Ko feels a certain connection to Billy Elliot, the lead character he will play on Broadway in October. After all, in Billy Elliot the Musical, Billy defies his father’s wishes to become a boxer, instead...

Spotlight Iowa City: The art of living healthily

CHRIS CURTLAND

August 31, 2009

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Frank Cheng is 85 years old. But that doesn’t keep him from executing a nearly flawless tai chi pose he calls “tiger ascending the mountain.” “My stability is a little off today,” Cheng said as he attempted the move...

Mason writes Anheuser-Busch about cans

DI STAFF

August 31, 2009

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UI President Sally Mason voiced disappointment in a letter to Vice President Carol Clark of Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. on the organization’s “Fan Can” marketing promotion. Mason is concerned the promotion of black-and-gold...

Hawkeye secondary boasts experience

JON LINDER

August 31, 2009

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Shaun Prater’s February OWI was disappointing. Jordan Bernstine’s dislocated ankle in camp was disheartening. The returning talent and youth in the rest of the Iowa secondary is almost disorienting. All-America candidate...

Video: Football Forum – Iowa secondary

DI SPORTS STAFF

August 31, 2009

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Be sure to visit dailyiowan.com every day throughout the 2009 football season for The Daily Iowan Football Forum, an in-depth discussion among DI and Daily Iowan TV football reporters about the Iowa Hawkeyes. The daily videocasts...

Big Ten Preview: Spartan quarterback saga continues

AMIE KIEHN

August 31, 2009

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Football and politics have a lot in common. For one, it’s wise not to believe the hype. While polls are great indicators of depth in college football and political candidates alike, they can be misleading. One outlier of both...

Commentary: Recent two-deep overhyped

BRENDAN STILES

August 31, 2009

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Yes, it’s that time of year again. Just a week before the No. 22 Iowa Hawkeyes open the season against Northern Iowa, head coach Kirk Ferentz released his two-deep on Aug. 28 for the first game of the year. Once again, running...

Field hockey goes 0-2 in ACC Challenge

JORDAN GARRETSON

August 31, 2009

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The Iowa field-hockey team opened its season this past weekend, hosting part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Grant Field. Challenge? For a Hawkeye club playing its first game since losing eight seniors after last season, baptism...