The Daily Iowan

Report: Chem lab actions unsafe

SAM LANE

November 19, 2009

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A UI task force found a slew of inappropriate laboratory practices occurring in the Chemistry Building, which at least 11 occupants say have caused them to become ill since 2007, according to a report released Wednesday. Of those occupa...

State may move to ban Everclear 151

JORDAN FRIES

November 19, 2009

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State officials will meet today to discuss whether to halt sales of Everclear 151 in Iowa in response to an incident last week at Drake University, when a 19-year-old student ingested cups of Everclear — the strongest liquor...

Summit lawsuit may set precedent

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

November 19, 2009

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Summit owner Mike Porter’s lawsuit against Iowa City could decide the future of the city’s PAULA-ratio policy. But an expected loss of revenue until then may be hard for the downtown bar to swallow. The Iowa City City Council...

Researcher studies woman without fear

SHANE ERSLAND

November 19, 2009

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When a stranger put a knife to S.M.’s throat and threatened to kill her, she didn’t even flinch. Rather, S.M. — as she is known at the UI Hospitals and Clinics — looked at the man and simply told him he would have to...

Poll: Youth most critical of health bill

CHRIS CURTLAND

November 19, 2009

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More than half of Americans believe health-care reform would do more harm than good and disapprove of how President Obama is settling into his job, according to a Hawkeye Poll released Wednesday. The results come just 12 days...

Hiroshima and Nagasaki on display

LAUREN MILLS

November 19, 2009

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Atomic bombs have taken over for action heroes in the Main Library’s exhibition lobby. The Comics and Culture exhibit was retired Nov. 9 to make way for a new exhibit, Material Witness: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which...

Redistricting panel meets with planners

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

November 19, 2009

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The Iowa City School District’s redistricting committee engaged in an interactive PowerPoint presentation by its hired consultants at the committee’s first meeting on Wednesday night. In the presentation, “Visualizing Success:...

Some question police use of force

MARLEEN LINARES

November 19, 2009

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Some Iowa City citizens came with numerous complaints for the Police Citizen’s Review Board on Wednesday — especially about the Iowa City police’s use-of-force policy. The board — a group of five members appointed by...

Spotlight Iowa City: Capturing Hawkeye football on film

AMIE KIEHN

November 19, 2009

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Doting teenage girls in New Sharon, Iowa, think Erick Tjarks is the man. According to his 15-year-old sister Mackenzi, he knows Ricky Stanzi — sizable news for the town with one blinking stoplight. “Mackenzi likes to wear...

Woman charged with prostitution

DI STAFF

November 19, 2009

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Police arrested an Arizona woman after she allegedly admitted to soliciting herself. Fashionnett Nikole Rucks, 21, of El Dorado, Ariz., was charged with prostitution. Rucks is being held at the Washington County Jail on a $5,000...

UISG to hold freshman forum

DI STAFF

November 19, 2009

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UI Student Government freshmen senators proposed legislation to host a freshman forum. The forum’s goal is to establish a two-way dialogue between freshman senators and their constituents. The act passed overwhelmingly in...

Iowa reports 2 more flu deaths

DI STAFF

November 19, 2009

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Two more Iowans have died from H1N1, including a Johnson County adult, the Department of Public Health reported Wednesday. The other fatality reported was an adult from Floyd County, officials said. Since September, 21 Iowans...