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In a renewed push for 21-ordinance, UI, City Council team up

EMILY BUSSE

March 3, 2010

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The 21-ordinance has a better chance of passing this time around, officials said on Tuesday. The comments follow Mayor Matt Hayek’s request for city staff to draft such a measure at the end of Monday’s City Council meeting. More...

Council shifts on 21-ordinance

DI STAFF

March 3, 2010

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For roughly a decade, the Iowa City City Council has repeatedly but unsuccessfully tried to pass an ordinance limiting bar entry age to persons over 21. This time, it could be different. In 2007, the last time the City Council...

Program discounts eye surgery for soldiers

KELLIE PETERSEN

March 3, 2010

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Iowa National Guard soldier Abraham Saleh can see normally again. That will be valuable when he’s deployed to Afghanistan for the first time later this year, he said. “Glasses kind of hold you back from your potential,”...

UI lecturer Gettemy aims for Loebsack’s seat

ADAM B SULLIVAN

March 3, 2010

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A fourth Republican announced this week that he’ll compete to take on Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, in November’s 2nd District election. The newest contender in the fight is University of Iowa lecturer Rob Gettemy. He said he...

Friends, mother say defendant wouldn’t hurt anyone

SAM LANE

March 3, 2010

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Jonathan Schiefer’s mother spoke softly Tuesday about her son, describing some of the troubles he has faced. “I feel a great sense of guilt that I wasn’t more involved with his mental state or his medical issues, but I...

Executive Council organizes forum to address task force concerns

MORGAN OLSEN

March 3, 2010

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After two weeks of public feedback from University of Iowa officials and faculty, the UI Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students met Tuesday night to prepare to address UI officials concerning strategic initiative task force reports. Tonight, students will have the...

Spotlight Iowa City: Changing the perception of aging

PATRICK RAFFERTY

March 3, 2010

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Aging is often a subject most people want to avoid. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the elderly population will more than double between now and the year 2050, and almost...

Council to revise cab ordinance

DI STAFF

March 3, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council voted to amend an ordinance that will ban flashing lights, but not necessarily electronic signs, on taxis. The altered ordinance passed unanimously in the third consideration at the council’s meeting...

2 UI students win Hearst Awards

DI STAFF

March 3, 2010

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Two University of Iowa students, and Daily Iowan employees, have been honored with college’s most prestige award in journalism. The Hearst Journalism Awards Program awarded Scott Miller second place in the sports-writing category...

Magazine recognizes Longfellow area

DI STAFF

March 3, 2010

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The Longfellow Neighborhood was nationally recognized by This Old House magazine in its March issue for being one of this year’s “Best Old-House Neighborhoods.” According to Scott Omelianuk, the editor of This Old House, the goal of the conte...

Man charged with drug possession

DI STAFF

March 3, 2010

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Police arrested a Coralville man with previous drug convictions Monday. Demetrius Bledsoe, 28, Coralville, was charged with third-offense possession of a controlled substance. According to Iowa City police, Bledsoe was driving...

Area man pleads guilty to assault, false imprisonment

DI STAFF

March 3, 2010

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A North Liberty man pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury and false imprisonment stemming from a 2008 incident, according to court documents. On May 28, 2008, Chase Von Lienen, 22, kidnapped a woman and touched her...