The Daily Iowan

Obama to Iowans: ‘This is your victory’

ADAM B SULLIVAN

March 26, 2010

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He insisted they could. And on Thursday, he said the passage of landmark health-care legislation was affirmation. It’s appropriate that “Yes we can” — a mantra that was popularized in Iowa and eventually launched President Obama to the top of ...

Looking for alcohol alternatives amid 21-ordinance push

MORGAN OLSEN

March 26, 2010

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On Saturday, Allison Allmon expects between 500 and 700 University of Iowa students to join her for a wild — but sober — night. Allmon, a graduate assistant in the Office of Residence Life, is gearing up for the monthly Night...

UI Student Government helps fund cameras on Ped Mall

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

March 26, 2010

Filed under News

The University of Iowa Student Government is contributing $2,000 to a project aimed at making downtown Iowa City safer. The program would install eight cameras that would record activity on the Pedestrian Mall. UISG President...

Ambulance, Sheriff’s Office get extra funds

MICHAEL ARRIOLA

March 26, 2010

Filed under News

Public safety in Johnson County is getting a financial boost next year. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved $230,000 to fund additional personnel requests for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the county...

UI’s four-year plan more popular

BONNIE ERLBACHER

March 26, 2010

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When University of Iowa junior Allison Andersen began college, she promised to be done in four years. By signing onto the UI’s Four Year Plan, she was hoping to save money. “It was a lot of pressure right off the bat, but...

Spotlight Iowa City: ‘True Planet’ show keeps UI students busy

NORA HEATON

March 26, 2010

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As he prepared to chug a bottle of ketchup, DJ Mawe thought it might be not be the best idea. But the show must go on. He and fellow UI student Ryan Thompson stood in the kitchen of their friends’ College Street apartment,...

Man pleads not guilty in slaying

DI STAFF

March 26, 2010

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An Iowa City man charged in the slaying of his girlfriend has pleaded not guilty, according to court records. Eric Scott Osborn, 26, reportedly went gambling with his live-in girlfriend, Sarah McKay, on the night of March 6....

Iowa second so far in census participation

DI STAFF

March 26, 2010

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The state of Iowa so far has a 32 percent participation rate for the 2010 Census, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The organization defines the “mail participation rate” as the percentage of forms mailed back by households...

Baseball set for home opener

JORDAN GARRETSON

March 26, 2010

Filed under Sports

Iowa head coach Jack Dahm saw his baseball club compete well against tough competition throughout its season-opening 17-game road trip. Now, returning to Iowa City, he expects to see results. The Hawkeyes (5-12) open their home...

Iowa softball faces Michigan State

MITCH SMITH

March 26, 2010

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So far, only rain has been able to stop the Iowa softball team’s recent hot streak. And if the squad continues to play the way it has in recent weeks, opponents could be in trouble. The Hawkeyes (14-12-1) open Big Ten play...

Eccentric GymHawks get particular

ROBBIE LEHMAN

March 26, 2010

Filed under Sports

Gymnasts aren’t afraid to say it. They know they can be a little quirky at times. When the Iowa gymnastics team travels to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend for the Big Ten championship at 1 p.m. Saturday, it will travel along with...

Women’s tennis looks to snap skid against Wolverines

JON FRANK

March 26, 2010

Filed under Sports

For the first time in its short history, the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex will host a matchup between two top-25 teams. With the program’s highest ranking ever, the No. 18 Iowa women’s tennis team (10-2) will...