The Daily Iowan

‘21’ battle is on

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

April 8, 2010

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The 21-ordinance could be short-lived. At least, that’s what one University of Iowa freshman hopes. UI student Raj Patel began collecting signatures Wednesday to put the bars’ entry-age issue on the ballot in November. Patel...

More companies turn to unpaid internships

SAM LANE

April 8, 2010

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On top of a summer course and her waitressing stint, University of Iowa junior Lani Salzman took on another job last summer — an unpaid internship. “With this economy, I was grateful just to have an internship,” said Salzman,...

Loh: New faculty hires coming

SAM LANE

April 8, 2010

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University of Iowa officials announced two new interdisciplinary cluster hirings Wednesday, which will bring 20 new faculty to the UI. The hirings, in the “Aging in the Heartland,” and “Public Humanities” areas, will...

Southeast Side residents share stories in final forum

JOSEPH BELK

April 8, 2010

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Cindy Roberts told a crowd of around 50 people Wednesday about her young daughter making a new friend at school. She likes the same cafeteria food, her daughter said. And they kind of looked alike. That comparison surprised...

County votes to restore historic Sutliff Bridge

MICHAEL ARRIOLA

April 8, 2010

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A packed room erupted with applause after the Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Wednesday to rebuild the historic and nationally recognized Sutliff Bridge. The bridge, which spans the Cedar River approximately...

Some worried Hawk Alert still not glitch free

NORA HEATON

April 8, 2010

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Some warnings sounded too late Wednesday morning, when the University of Iowa Hawk Alert’s annual test experienced a few technological glitches. The campuswide emergency-notification system sends warning messages to students,...

Spotlight Iowa City: Bringing Obama to schoolchildren

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

April 8, 2010

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Sasha and Malia Obama have an interesting choice when it comes to play time: If they want to color, they can break out the crayons and shade in a picture of their dad, thanks to author Chris Offenburger Walsh. The Shenandoah,...

Two UI plays picked for Kennedy Center

MARLEEN LINARES

April 8, 2010

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Two University of Iowa graduate students have been nationally recognized for their talents in playwriting. Tony Meneses and Joe Luis Cedillo, students in the UI Playwrights’ Workshop, were selected to showcase their plays at...

21-ordinance mail fills city councilors’ in boxes

EMILY BUSSE

April 8, 2010

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Iowa City city councilors have seen an influx of e-mails and letters from a range of individuals regarding the controversial 21-ordinance. For the last several weeks, e-mails about the 21-ordinance dominated the correspondenc...

Gun law stirs controversy

LISA BRAHM

April 8, 2010

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Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulrabek said he’s worried about the implications of a gun-permit bill awaiting Gov. Chet Culver’s signature. The bill, Senate File 2379, would mandate that sheriffs in Iowa’s 99 counties follow...

Home run lifts softball over Northwestern

IAN MARTIN

April 8, 2010

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The Iowa softball team snatched its second win against Northwestern in 12 games on Wednesday and now leads the Big Ten at 5-0. But perhaps the most memorable aspect of Iowa’s 9-1 win over the Wildcats at Pearl Field was its...

Commentary: Strange calls galore in rainy softball victory

MITCH SMITH

April 8, 2010

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At some point during my sports-oriented childhood, I made a conscious decision that I’ve continued to follow through my adult life. I will never umpire a single baseball or softball game. Ever. Despite the opportunity to earn...