The Daily Iowan

Obama set to speak at UI Field House

HOLLY HINES

March 23, 2010

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University of Iowa students say President Obama should clarify the effects of major health-care reform during his visit to the UI campus on Thursday. Obama is set to speak at 1 p.m. in the Field House on how health-insurance...

21-only may come by June 1

SAM LANE

March 23, 2010

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A proposed ordinance to prohibit those under age 21 from entering bars after 10 p.m. may take effect on June 1, Iowa City city councilors said at a Monday work session. As many Iowa City citizens prepare to formally discuss one...

UI administrations backed 21-only in the past

MORGAN OLSEN

March 23, 2010

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Though University of Iowa officials have supported a 21-ordinance before, some say President Sally Mason’s administration is taking the strongest stance. Mason, who has said she regrets not supporting 21-only bars in 2007,...

Student aid reform could mean more UI Pell Grants

BONNIE ERLBACHER

March 23, 2010

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University of Iowa students will likely see more federal money under massive changes to a national student-aid program passed late Sunday by the U.S. House of Representatives. Under the new plan, Pell Grant funding will increase...

Mayflower residents warned of flooding

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

March 23, 2010

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For students living in Mayflower Hall, spring rainfall could mean more than blooming flowers and the onset of summer. It could mean a new home. According to an e-mail from University Housing Director Von Stange, the potential for flooding this spri...

UI officials stock up on $750,000 in flood materials

GRACE SAVIDES

March 23, 2010

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Flood season is coming, and, this time, the University of Iowa is preparing. UI Facilities Management is in the process of acquiring water pumps, sandbags, generators, and three miles worth of portable barriers to store on campus. While...

Locals push for Google Fiber in Iowa City

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

March 23, 2010

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Many Iowa City residents have gotten used to a slow Internet connection. But that could change if the city succeeds in its push for an online network that could possibly save Internet users from long loading times.The savior:...

Spotlight Iowa City: UI student serenades onto iTunes

ALYSSA MARCHETTI

March 23, 2010

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Michael Reed thrives in front of an audience. “I really enjoy the performance aspect of music,” he said with a toothy grin. “I love the idea of performing for other people. It’s my drug.” Reed is no stranger to the...

Smoking ban may extend

DI STAFF

March 23, 2010

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A proposed revision to Iowa City’s no-smoking policy may include a 24-hour smoking ban for the Pedestrian Mall, Iowa City city councilors said at a Monday work session. After Iowa City planning director Jeff Davidson and Iowa...

City to use firms for hiring manager

DI STAFF

March 23, 2010

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Iowa City city councilors decided Monday they will enlist four firms in the hiring of a new city manager. Roughly 11 months ago, the city fired then-City Manager Michael Lombardo. The search firm that had guaranteed it would...

Officials mull meter-donation program

DI STAFF

March 23, 2010

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Iowa City officials may soon create a program to convert out-of-service parking meters into donation receptacles, they said at a work session Monday. The program would discourage Iowa City citizens and University of Iowa students...

Man charged with identity theft

DI STAFF

March 23, 2010

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An Iowa City man allegedly attempted to buy over $3,000 in items with someone else’s ID and credit card. Michael Lash, 21, 840 Cypress Court, was charged Sunday with identity theft. According to police, Lash stole credit...