The Daily Iowan

Quick recovery at UIHC

SAM LANE

November 17, 2009

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With a small piece of gauze affixed to her neck, April Chohon smiled brightly as she paced around a hospital lobby in bright flannel pajama pants — a monumental feat considering she was in a debilitating state just weeks ago. “I’m...

In search of a quiet place to study

SAM LANE

November 17, 2009

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As rain pounded against the windows of the Main Library, UI senior Leslie Perk sat alone at a wooden desk in a multi-person study carrel. Around her, students shuffled through the hallways, conversing and making noise. “Even...

City Council looks for ways to reduce crime

NICOLE KARLIS

November 17, 2009

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City officials are considering adding a special juvenile detective or an entire bureau to the Iowa City police as means to find alternative ways to reduce youth violence. The idea, inspired by the Davenport police, was just one...

UI offers more child-care aid

HOLLY HINES

November 17, 2009

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James Vineburgh needs childcare. The UI doctoral student and father of two commutes to Iowa City from Cedar Rapids for classes, and his wife works as a full-time school teacher. “Without childcare, I wouldn’t be in a position...

Safety of alcoholic energy drinks questioned

PARKER SMITH

November 17, 2009

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Popular energy drinks containing a spike of alcohol could soon be pulled from shelves pending a federal review of their safety. But the ban only affects premixed drinks and would not affect those wanting to fuse the two — as...

Police probe string of car break-ins

MARLEEN LINARES

November 17, 2009

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Iowa City police have extra officers patrolling near a sorority after a handful of reported burglaries. Someone broke into Alpha Chi member Abbi Arp’s car twice this month, once by smashing her window and another by slashing...

Radon continues as silent killer

LAUREN MILLS

November 17, 2009

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Radon, a colorless and odorless gas, seeps into more than 70 percent of the basements in Iowa. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon kills roughly 21,000 people every year. “It is minimized in the public ...

Spotlight Iowa City: The plate never too full for Meyer

CLARK CAHILL

November 17, 2009

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Jane Meyer can safely say she’s affected virtually everyone on campus. As the senior associate athletics director, she has orchestrated $250 million worth of projects, from the $88 million Kinnick Stadium renovation to the...

Need for food aid on the rise

SHANE ERSLAND

November 17, 2009

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A growing number of Johnson County residents are acquiring their meals through local food-support services. The Crisis Center doled out nearly 40,000 bags of food to needy citizens in fiscal 2009, compared with around 33,000...

An end run on smoking ban

CHRIS CURTLAND

November 17, 2009

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Alex Fischels appeared to be smoking on a Chicago’s restaurant patio when the waiter shot him a nasty glare. But the UI senior wasn’t puffing on a cigarette — he was taking a drag of nicotine vapor from an e-cigarette....

Trial reset in child-porn case

DI STAFF

November 17, 2009

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The trial for a man who allegedly uploaded child pornography in the UI Main Library has been reset. Martin Jackson, 41, will go to trial Feb. 16, 2010. His pretrial conference is set for Feb. 3. Jackson is charged with four...

Man reportedly tried to bribe officers

DI STAFF

November 17, 2009

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Iowa City police arrested a Mississippi man after he allegedly offered to pay officers in exchange for letting him go uncharged. John Landry, 28, was charged with bribery, a felony charge. He is being held at the Johnson County...