The Daily Iowan

21-ordinance passes first of three votes

NORA HEATON

March 24, 2010

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The 21-ordinance is one step closer to becoming law after its first reading Tuesday night. The ordinance passed its first of three readings by the Iowa City City Council on a 6-1 vote. The measure, which would prohibit those...

Understanding the 21-ordinance

DI STAFF

March 24, 2010

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Different year, same issue. Though the 21-ordinance was voted down by the public in 2007, the Iowa City City Council is revisiting it. The ordinance could be approved within weeks and take effect by June. The Daily Iowan clarifie...

Mason: ‘Serious actions’ for alcohol abusers

DI STAFF

March 24, 2010

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In a three-page letter to Iowa City city councilors, University of Iowa President Mason said she supported the 21-only bar ordinance and said officials are committed to “serious actions” when it comes to students’ harmful...

Prepping for Obama, authorities amp up security

JORDAN FRIES

March 24, 2010

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Authorities are revamping security efforts in preparation for President Obama’s first trip to Iowa City as commander-in-chief on Thursday. Obama will speak at 1 p.m. at the Field House for those 750 students and Iowa City residents...

Faculty Senate backs 21-only bars

MORGAN OLSEN

March 24, 2010

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Fewer than two weeks after the University of Iowa Faculty Council endorsed the city’s proposed 21-ordinance, the Faculty Senate followed suit on Tuesday. The senators were also confronted with a draft that encourages facult...

UIHC expansion still on hold

EMILY BUSSE

March 24, 2010

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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials said they are not ready to present the proposed Iowa River Landing expansion project at today’s state Board of Regents meeting. After UIHC officials presented plans at last month’s...

Drill prepares UI for flood season

GRACE SAVIDES

March 24, 2010

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Humming bulldozers and rising dust surrounded roughly 40 University of Iowa employees as they practiced building flood barriers behind the Studio Arts Building on Tuesday. In three teams, they assembled a block-long row of H...

Spotlight Iowa City: Working in the public interest

PATRICK RAFFERTY

March 24, 2010

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Relaxing in his hotel room at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago after a daylong conference, Ryan Landi, 22, can’t stop thinking about ways to increase social responsibility. “He was always that way,” said mother Lynne Landi,...

Woman charged with abetting theft

DI STAFF

March 24, 2010

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Police charged a Chicago woman after she allegedly withdrew $2,400 from a defunct account and failed to reimburse the bank. Ini Guzman, 31, was charged Feb. 19 with aiding and abetting second-degre theft. Guzman allegedly wrote...

Toilet-lid attack brings charges

DI STAFF

March 24, 2010

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An Iowa City woman allegedly attacked her sister with the lid of a toilet. Nitasha Johnson, 20, 2401 Highway 6 E. Apt. 3805, was charged with domestic-abuse assault without causing injury and interference with official acts. According...

School Board OKs property-tax increase

DI STAFF

March 24, 2010

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Iowa City School Board members approved for publication by media sources a potential property tax raise of 7.4 percent for the 2010-11 school year at their Tuesday meeting. But officials may lower this rate pending state legislative...

Board members list superintendent characteristics

DI STAFF

March 24, 2010

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Iowa City School Board members approved a list of desired characteristics for a new superintendent at Tuesday’s board meeting. District officials recently penned the list summarizing feedback from community members and district...