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Locals ask City Council to consider culture in 21-ordinance debate

NORA HEATON

March 30, 2010

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Of the more than 30 people who attended Monday’s special meeting for the ordinance, several spoke on behalf of Iowa City as a cultural center that thrives in those venues with more to offer than just alcohol. Andre Perry,...

Answering questions on the 21-ordinance

DI STAFF

March 30, 2010

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Why is the council voting on the proposed 21-only ordinance numerous times? State law requires city governments to approve ordinances three times before they can go into effect, City Attorney Eleanor Dilkes said. All ordina...

Friday classes mean fewer Thursday ER visits, study contends

MORGAN OLSEN

March 30, 2010

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Over the last several weeks, the UI Faculty Council and Faculty Senate have unanimously voted to support increasing the number of Friday classes, when possible. The draft was approved at the same time the Senate and Council...

City eyes panhandling moves

JOSEPH BELK

March 30, 2010

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“I just hold my sign up,” Daniels said. “If you want to give, you give.” Daniels, 48, said he’s OK with the measures Iowa City officials have taken on panhandling — such as requiring that solicitors stay 10 feet...

City explores options for “green” business park

MARLEEN LINARES

March 30, 2010

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City officials are considering a plan that would create a tax incentive for a developer to build the environmentally friendly business space on the North Side of Iowa City. The Moss Family Development Group has partnered with...

Health-care reform could decrease use of UI’s student plans

KELLIE PETERSEN

March 30, 2010

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Namely, the law could affect students covered by the UI’s health-insurance plan and recent graduates who find themselves without benefits. The new health-care law, which President Obama signed into law last week before visiting...

‘Don’t Ask’ draws some more fire

ARIANA WITT

March 30, 2010

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Junior Dan Tallon is circulating a petition calling for changes to the U.S. military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Tallon, a member of the Iowa National Guard, said he thinks each state, not the federal government, ...

Spotlight Iowa City: A passion for teaching and for film

TOMMY MORGAN JR.

March 30, 2010

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For David Gould, creativity and passion are key to the learning experience. The coordinator of interdepartmental studies brings a certain touch of both of those to his work at the university and elsewhere. “The word I would...

Convicted ex-counselor files appeal

DI STAFF

March 30, 2010

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Donald Clark, 41, reportedly performed sex acts on a then-10-year-old student in the spring of 2004. Clark was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He would have to serve 70 percent of that sentence before being eligible for parole. According...

Satterfield not required to be at pretrial conference

DI STAFF

March 30, 2010

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Abe Satterfield, 21, is accused of raping a female Hawkeye athlete in fall 2007 at Hillcrest. Another former Hawkeye football player, Cedric Everson, 20, was also accused with second-degree sexual abuse in connection with the...

Hawk Alert changing

DI STAFF

March 30, 2010

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Beginning in April, the Hawk Alert system will no longer utilize office phone numbers as a primary form of communication, officials announced Monday in a press release. Students, faculty, and staff have several different choices...

UI law library ranked No. 1

DI STAFF

March 30, 2010

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The University of Iowa Law Library is the best in the country, according to law magazine The National Jurist. This is the second time it has received the distinction; it was named to the top spot in 2004. The library was rank...