The Daily Iowan

PAULA numbers may drop with 21-ordinance

NICOLE KARLIS

March 31, 2010

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If the Iowa City City Council votes to raise the local bar-entry age to 21 next week, officials hope to see police issuing fewer underage drinking tickets. But that could mean less income for the city. PAULA tickets cost minors...

Student-loan change called ‘huge win for students’

ADAM B SULLIVAN

March 31, 2010

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President Obama signed legislation Tuesday that his administration said will help make education more accessible. While the student-aid shakeup — part of the health-care reconciliation bill — likely won’t have much direct...

Same-sex marriage nears 1 year

ARIANA WITT

March 31, 2010

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April 3 is likely to be an anniversary several husbands and wives in Iowa will not soon forget. In fact, as the one-year anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous agreement to legalize same-sex marriage approaches,...

Two UI mock-trial teams headed to nationals

BONNIE ERLBACHER

March 31, 2010

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For the second-consecutive year, two mock-trial teams will represent the University of Iowa at the national championships in Memphis, Tenn., from April 16-18. The road to nationals isn’t an easy one, said UI junior Vince Geis. The...

Furloughs pose some problems for courthouse workers

SAM LANE

March 31, 2010

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The sound of printing receipts, clicking time stamps, and constant chatter fills the Johnson County Clerk of Court’s office. And because of statewide budget cuts, the noises may now seem a bit more frantic than ever. As a result...

Spotlight Iowa City: The business of Chinese

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

March 31, 2010

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As his housemates sat nearby eating Americanized Chinese food, University of Iowa junior Devon Jarvis described eating fried scorpions during his study-abroad trip to China. Clenching his fingers in an imitation of scorpion claws,...

Officials use controlled burning at Reservoir

JOSEPH BELK

March 31, 2010

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Controlled burning at the Coralville Reservoir began Tuesday in a joint effort between the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and the Army Corps of Engineers in preparation for Earth Day. Controlled burns will be directed...

Panel sends boundary-change recommendations to board

DI STAFF

March 31, 2010

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Iowa City School District redistricting committee members on Tuesday evening voted to send three boundary-change recommendations to the School Board. A majority of committee members agreed to recommend a new scenario presented...

North Liberty man sentenced to jail, fined

DI STAFF

March 31, 2010

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A North Liberty man who pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury and false imprisonment in a 2008 incident was sentenced to 180 days in jail and a $315 fine for each charge. On May 28, 2008, Chase Von Lienen, 22, kidnapped...

Legislature ends session

DI STAFF

March 31, 2010

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The 2010 session of the Iowa Legislature adjourned Tuesday. Statements from policymakers in Des Moines offered mixed views on the session’s accomplishments. Gov. Chet Culver touted Democratic achievements during the 79-day...

UITV to air Obama speech, McCaffery appearances

DI STAFF

March 31, 2010

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University of Iowa Television is scheduled to broadcast President Obama’s March 25 speech in the Field House, and the introductory news conference and public rally for the Hawkeyes’ new men’s basketball coach, Fran McCaffery. Obama’s...

McCaffery changing the culture

SCOTT MILLER

March 31, 2010

Filed under Sports

These desserts, they’re to die for, Margaret McCaffery said. The wife of new men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery whips up everything from French apple cobbler to brownies with frosting for her husband’s players. And...