The Daily Iowan

State may back city in license denials

NICOLE KARLIS

September 1, 2009

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The decision to deny two Iowa City bars’ liquor-license renewals ultimately falls with the state, not the Iowa City City Council. In the past, the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division has rarely stripped bars from being able to...

E-texts roil market

DANNY VALENTINE

September 1, 2009

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The way students at the UI and across the country buy textbooks is undergoing a digital transition. At Iowa Book, 8 S. Clinton St., e-textbook sales have doubled last year’s numbers. While the University Bookstore offers some...

UIHC starts H1N1 vaccine trials

SAM LANE

September 1, 2009

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Scientists at the UI say kids may need two doses of H1N1 vaccine to stay healthy. With the start of clinical trials in children on Monday, they began to study whether this is true. The UI Hospitals and Clinics, which has already...

Number of Dance Marathon runners skyrockets

EMILY BUSSE

September 1, 2009

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For UI senior Sarah Rinehart, completing the Chicago Marathon mirrors the long battle children with cancer face: there are the ups, the downs, and the overwhelming relief once it’s all over. “You kind of experience every...

Economy affects UI’s ability to hire international graduate students

SAMANTHA HONKEN

September 1, 2009

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Though the campus has seen a noticeably larger population of international students this year, they are mostly undergraduates. “We traditionally recruit undergraduates for the academic benefits they bring and, to be frank,...

Endangered mussel may have returned

SCOTT RAYNOR

September 1, 2009

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Researchers from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say they may have found an endangered species of mussel in the Iowa River. Officials are testing DNA to determine if what they found is an endangered Higgins eye mussel...

School board candidates speak out before Sept. 8 elections

SCOTT RAYNOR

September 1, 2009

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April Armstrong, 33 Background: Armstrong moved to Iowa City from Newton, Iowa, to become a professional nanny in 1993. Her job has helped her develop strong communication and scheduling skills. District involvement: Armstrong has se...

Mobile-home community stays stagnant

SCOTT RAYNOR

September 1, 2009

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A white ice-cream truck drives by the Iowa Regency mobile-home park, past week-old wreckage of demolished houses and a swampy condemned pool unevenly filled with a mound of dirt. Children line up to buy their treats, standing...

Spotlight Iowa City: International student finds home in a UI sorority

MOLLY BURKE

September 1, 2009

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A show called “Sweet Valley” inspired Bridgar Nayiga to pledge a sorority. Except there are a few crucial differences: Nayiga is not a blond twin from California like her favorite TV characters. She is a UI freshman who arrived...

Producing under pressure

RYAN YOUNG

September 1, 2009

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The man behind one of the most famous kicks in Iowa football history has one simple philosophy this season: produce under pressure. Junior place-kicker Daniel Murray, now a name etched in the massive granite pages of unforgettable...

Big Ten Preview: Hawkeyes in Big Ten Top 3

BRENDAN STILES

September 1, 2009

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Expectations are sky high in Iowa City this fall, and why wouldn’t they be? The Hawkeyes enter 2009 ranked 22nd nationally and ended 2008 with four-straight victories to finish with a 9-4 record, including a 31-10 victory over...

Commentary: Field Hockey’s 0-2 start shouldn’t be cause for alarm

JORDAN GARRETSON

September 1, 2009

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The Iowa field-hockey team started its season 0-2 after losing to No. 2 Wake Forest and No. 4 North Carolina this past weekend. Despite that, no one should be alarmed. Seeing the team open the year with two-consecutive blemishes...