The Daily Iowan

Dangerous drinking progress without 21-ordinance

DANNY VALENTINE

April 5, 2010

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Lincoln, Neb. — Good news, students. University and community members have reduced the binge-drinking rate by about 20 percent, according to the ombudsman’s office. Neighborhoods are safer and quieter; police now receive...

21-only worked for Illinois college town

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

April 5, 2010

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Banning underage people from bars was the wisest decision officials in a university town in Illinois made in curbing underage drinking, they say — though it took them a few years to realize it. In 1994, the City Council in...

Alcohol violations on record? Meet with a faculty member

JOSEPH BELK

April 5, 2010

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University of Iowa students charged with some alcohol-related offenses will soon have to begin meeting with faculty to discuss substance use. The new program set to launch in the fall, called Critical Mentoring and Support for...

A year later, same-sex marriage debate still alive

ADAM B SULLIVAN

April 5, 2010

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Gay-rights activists across Iowa are celebrating the one-year anniversary of an Iowa Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage. While they tally each of Iowa’s more than 2,000 gay and lesbian unions...

Friends with benefits — or consequences?

MORGAN OLSEN

April 5, 2010

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Your “friend with benefits” could cost you. Casual partners are likely to have more than one sexual partner at once, a University of Iowa study found. That results in a greater risk of sexually transmitted infections. UI...

Council set to discuss fluoride in water

ARIANA WITT

April 5, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council will discuss water fluoridation in Iowa City’s tap water at tonight’s work session. After being named one of the most important public-health achievements by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Spotlight Iowa City: The queen of dance at the UI

MARISA WAY

April 5, 2010

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Stationary. This word means nothing to Deanna Carter in either her professional or personal life. Whether it is flying between continents, across the stage, or through ideas, the one thing that Carter understands better than...

Easter services draw locals

LISA BRAHM

April 5, 2010

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Long-distance travel kept good friends Sarah McKee and Carlie Naughton from celebrating Easter at home. The women, both University of Iowa freshmen, said they weren’t used to spending the holiday away from their families in...

UI preps for severe weather

DI STAFF

April 5, 2010

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As national Severe Weather Awareness Week begins, University of Iowa officials are urging the university community to prepare for severe weather and visit the UI Severe Weather Website. This includes updating its information on the HawkAlert...

Softball sweeps Hoosiers

MITCH SMITH

April 5, 2010

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The Iowa softball team seemed to do no wrong against Indiana over the weekend in Pearl Field. The Hawkeyes (18-13-1, 4-0) remain undefeated in conference play after sweeping the Hoosiers (7-21, 0-2), winning 5-1 on April 3 and...

Softball players learning to trust one another

IAN MARTIN

April 5, 2010

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After a four-error performance during a 7-3 loss at Iowa State last week, the Iowa softball team needed to improve its defense. While a few practice drills and fundamental lessons could help any team, an improvement in intangibles...

MAD-Pack aims to increase student attendance

JESSIE SMITH

April 5, 2010

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The Iowa athletics department wants men’s basketball fans to “be mad again.” Between the hiring of new men’s head basketball coach Fran McCaffery and Iowa’s current four-season NCAA Tournament drought, marketing officials...