The Daily Iowan

More turn to hard liquor over beer

DANNY VALENTINE

February 25, 2010

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As the state’s No. 83 best-selling booze, Iowa liquor retailers sold 3,689 cases of Everclear 151 last year. But the notorious spirit’s pungent punch — the target of possible state restrictions — is rivaled by numerous...

UI houses, apartments, and duplexes popular

SAM LANE

February 25, 2010

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The University of Iowa serves as landlord for more than the freshman in Slater and Stanley. Much more. And in a rough economic climate, officials say their apartments and houses can offer an affordable alternative to private...

Undergraduates offered more graduate-level courses

JORDAN FRIES

February 25, 2010

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James Alan McPherson drew stares of admiration from the 11 students in his undergraduate fiction-writing workshop on Wednesday when he shuffled into a Dey House classroom pushing a cart stocked with snacks and soda pop. McPherson, the author of six books and the first Africa...

Electronic Arts developer speaks with students on careers in technology

MORGAN OLSEN

February 25, 2010

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When Steve Seabolt graduated from the University of Iowa in 1974, the digital entertainment industry didn’t exist. Today, it’s his job. Seabolt is the vice president for global brand development for Electronic Arts Inc., an int...

Spotlight Iowa City: Making Hawkeye game day run smoothly

MICHELE DANNO

February 25, 2010

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Paula Jantz is not a member of the Iowa football team. But every home game day, the petite 56-year-old woman joins the Hawkeyes in their tradition of tapping the bronze helmet on the Nile Kinnick statue as they enter the stadium. Although...

Man suing Brothers wants new trial date

DI STAFF

February 25, 2010

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An Iowa City man suing Brothers Bar & Grill has asked that the trial be reset, according to court documents. In June 2007, Jordan Neve said he was forcibly removed from the downtown bar for no apparent reason. Employees allegedly...

Arraignment set for teen charged in slaying

DI STAFF

February 25, 2010

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The arraignment has been set for a 17-year-old charged with first-degree murder. Charles William Curtis Thompson was charged with the October 2009 shooting death of John Versypt, a landlord who was checking up on one of his apartment...

Cause of College St. fire still unknown

DI STAFF

February 25, 2010

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An Iowa City Fire Department investigation was unable to determine the cause of a Feb. 18 apartment-house fire on East College Street. The apartment building, 515 E. College St., was too severely damaged to identify the origin...

Bawinkel a Hawkeye journeyman

BRENDAN STILES

February 25, 2010

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When Devan Bawinkel was just 9 months old, he played with any kind of ball he could find. By age 4, he was competing in organized basketball at a Boys & Girls Club. By high school graduation, he had become the most decorated...

Iowa back in action after long layoff

SCOTT MILLER

February 25, 2010

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Bill Carmody didn’t have the answers. The Northwestern coach shook his head, stared at the stat sheet, and spoke in a hushed tone following Iowa’s 78-65 win over the Wildcats in Carver-Hawkeye Arena two weeks ago. How could...

Bluder’s Bunch faces Indiana

JORDAN GARRETSON

February 25, 2010

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Kachine Alexander is the self-proclaimed best texter on the Iowa women’s basketball team. But none of her outgoing messages have meant more to the Hawkeyes than the one Alexander sent earlier this week. Despite Sunday’s...

GymHawks boast Canadian connection

ROBBIE LEHMAN

February 25, 2010

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The symbolic Maple Leaf has an entirely different meaning for several members of the Iowa women’s gymnastics team. Head coach Larissa Libby, assistant coach Jenifer Simbhudas, and GymHawks Rebecca Simbhudas and Kaitlynn Urano...