The Daily Iowan

Music scene eyes 21-ordinance

ERIC SUNDERMANN

March 12, 2010

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In 1989, Nirvana played in Iowa City. People tell stories about that night. Some say Kurt Cobain signed his name on a bathroom wall. Others say there were only 30 attendees. Some contend that Cobain got in a fight. Now, with...

Professors fire back at task force

NORA HEATON

March 12, 2010

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Another shot was fired in the battle over Task Force on Graduate Education recommendations, and this time, the movement is more than 100 strong. A group of 138 UI faculty signatures appeared on a nearly full-page advertisement...

Mason discusses 21-ordinance and retention

DI STAFF

March 12, 2010

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How would you reply to the concern that the task force has a strong bias against humanities? The University of Iowa has always been known for its humanities and fine arts. We have strong programs in humanities and fine arts. W...

Special Olympics athletes to fill IC

MARY HARRINGTON

March 12, 2010

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Traci Long wore bright purple sweatpants and an infectious grin Thursday night in the University of Iowa Recreation Building at her twice weekly track practice. She sat and stretched her legs and listened to her coach with one...

Learning, not liquor, during break

JOSEPH BELK

March 12, 2010

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Body shots. Beer bongs. Bathing suits. That’s what many University of Iowa students will experience next week. But some students are choosing alternate spring-break plans, ones that replace alcohol with altruism. For the...

Student arrests crest during spring break months

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

March 12, 2010

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Before students jet off to Panama City Beach, Cancún, or Europe, University of Iowa officials want to make sure the week of freedom doesn’t turn into a firsthand look at a jail cell. And, “you don’t want to end up in...

Police issue first curfew citation

JORDAN FRIES

March 12, 2010

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Roughly three months after the Iowa City City Council implemented a curfew ordinance, Iowa City police issued the first $50 citation for a violation. Police Sgt. Denise Brotherton said an Iowa City patrol officer was at Firewater...

Spotlight Iowa City: Hungry Hobo owner brings ‘old-fashioned’ service

SAM LANE

March 12, 2010

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Tim Flynn’s “agenda” is to meet five new people every day. The owner of the Hungry Hobo sandwich shop said he operates his business on a simple principle. Flynn and two partners opened Hungry Hobo in 1979. The restaurant, one o...

Material witness pleads guilty to theft

DI STAFF

March 12, 2010

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A 19-year-old being held as a material witness in a murder investigation has pleaded guilty to an unrelated fourth-degree theft charge. Justin Marshall of Iowa City reportedly brought a counterfeit FedEx payroll check of nearly...

Man pleads not guilty to arson

DI STAFF

March 12, 2010

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An Iowa City man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree arson, according to court records. On Feb. 20, Cary Smith, 21, allegedly set a coat on fire outside a woman’s apartment. According to police, the woman heard noises outside...

Man charged with 4th OWI

DI STAFF

March 12, 2010

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Police have charged a man with his fourth OWI after an alleged hit-and-run accident. Emanuel Cano, 28, address unknown, was charged Thursday with third-offense (or more) OWI. According to police, Cano was involved in a hit...

School District posts redistricting information

DI STAFF

March 12, 2010

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The Iowa City School District posted a redistricting update in question-and-answer format on its website March 10. After the redistricting committee rescheduled its March 4 meeting, community members raised concerns about the...