The Daily Iowan

Bars, police join forces

MOLLY WRIGHT - SPECIAL TO THE DAILY IOWAN

October 8, 2009

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This weekend, two Iowa City police officers will work overtime patrolling downtown to help curb increased violence. But they won’t be paid by the city. Instead, local bars will fund their overtime salaries. “I can’t create...

More budget cuts on the way

NICK PEDLEY

October 8, 2009

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Gov. Chet Culver drew a bleak picture of the state’s budget Wednesday, leaving many concerned that the state’s universities will face even steeper budget cuts. New projections show Iowa tax collections will be approximately...

Some show support for legalization of medical marijuana

KEVIN HOFFMAN

October 8, 2009

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A medical marijuana hearing Wednesday in Iowa City provided a platform for those in favor of legalizing the substance for medicinal purposes. The overwhelming majority of testifiers supported the medical-marijuana cause, with...

Fan arrested for harassing football player

EMILY BUSSE

October 8, 2009

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Iowa City police arrested a UI student was arrested after she allegedly harassing a football player during the game against Arkansas State on Oct. 3, according to Iowa City police. Hawkeye defensive end Adrian Clayborn is requesting...

Wild things, you make their hearts sing

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

October 8, 2009

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Elementary students watched in awe as Ed Saehler and Meredith Caskey held a red-tailed hawk and lifted open its right wing. It was Day Three of School of the Wild, a weeklong nature program, for the sixth-grade class from Wickham...

Trying to build bridges

AARON HOLMES

October 8, 2009

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UI student Fern Kohl flipped through a PowerPoint presentation listing various American cities in the IMU on Wednesday, asking fellow students in the room to share with each other their initial thoughts about each location. Shortly...

Alcohol panel grinds along

MARLEEN LINARES

October 8, 2009

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After seven months, the Partnership for Alcohol Safety Committee is still in the discussion phase. And officials said that likely won’t change soon. “We don’t want to go too fast with this issue,” said Victoria Sharp,...

UI mulls e-mail

SHANE ERSLAND

October 8, 2009

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While some students might curse Hawkmail’s limited storage space, transitioning to another provider could have negative side effects. UI Information Technology Services officials are weighing the pros and cons of outsourcing...

Johnson County closer to new jail site

SCOTT RAYNOR

October 8, 2009

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Johnson County officials took another step toward a decision concerning a new jail facility on Wednesday evening. After months of discussion about possible sites for the jail, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee voted...

Spotlight Iowa City: A delicate balance

TRAVIS VARNER

October 8, 2009

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Kenny Weets analyzed the 20-pound cardinal-red chair he was about to balance on his chin. He picked up the object, cautiously. He observed the distribution of its weight. He lifted it, slowly, until one of the dense metal legs...

Iowa, a place to get hitched

LAUREN MILLS

October 8, 2009

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Once upon a time, a sea of red T-shirts filled the pavement of Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. In a hotel not far away, two men worked to snap pictures of people in veils and tuxedoes holding up a frame reading “Just Married in...

UI gets ‘C’ in sustainability

DI STAFF

October 8, 2009

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According to the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, the UI’s green grade dropped to a C from last year’s B-. The report was released Wednesday by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, a special project of Rockefeller...