The Daily Iowan

Surcharge refunds start today

ADAM B SULLIVAN

April 16, 2010

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The state is pumping more than $30 million back into Iowa’s public universities, Gov. Chet Culver announced Thursday during a bill-signing ceremony on the University of Iowa campus. And UI officials say they’ll use part o...

Bar owners could drop drink specials with 21-ordinance

MORGAN OLSEN

April 16, 2010

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Iowa City bar owners concerned about losing income after the 21-ordinance takes effect June 1 are beginning to ponder how to offset any losses. One idea? Eliminate popular drink specials. Iowa City City Councilor Connie Champion...

Healing the vets with art

EMILY BUSSE

April 16, 2010

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When Jesse Albrecht returned to Iowa City in 2004 as a combat veteran after a year in Mosul, Iraq, his scars of war were far from healed. In charge of security for the top medical officer while overseas, Albrecht said his mind...

Program to replace jail with education

SAM LANE

April 16, 2010

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People charged locally with minor alcohol or marijuana violations may soon have to spend time in the classroom rather than in jail. A proposal by Johnson County prosecutor Janet Lyness will require individuals with first-time...

After winning the Pulitzer Prize

ARIANA WITT

April 16, 2010

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Paul Harding is remaining modest. The University of Iowa visiting faculty member, who earlier this week won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, said the prestigious award hasn’t changed his attitude toward his work. “I feel...

Carrying water, raising awareness

GRACE SAVIDES

April 16, 2010

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When Casey O’Connell first walked down to the Iowa River on Thursday, he was feeling apprehensive. The 21-year-old was preparing to fill a bright yellow, five-gallon water bucket and carry it on his head across campus with...

Iowa City Tea Party draws diverse crowd

ADAM B SULLIVAN

April 16, 2010

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Julie Bryant stood away from the 200-or-so Tea Party members, sporting a sign proclaiming her distaste for those she calls “racists, homophobes, and hypocrites.” The Navy veteran engaged in a handful of yelling matches with...

Spotlight Iowa City: National group honors UI professor

TOMMY MORGAN JR.

April 16, 2010

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For UI Professor Kim Marra, studying theater means digging deep into the past and finding correspondence, notes, and other ephemera that sheds light on the art centuries ago. Marra, 52, is fascinated by American theater history...

Authorities can’t find man accused in shooting

DI STAFF

April 16, 2010

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A Cedar Rapids man accused of shooting an Iowa City man outside the now-closed Los Cocos bar has violated his probation, according to court documents. Bernard Butler, 19, pleaded guilty to going armed with intent as well as intimidation...

McCaffery: ‘We’ve got to win some games’

SCOTT MILLER

April 16, 2010

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The Daily Iowan: You said in your opening press conference that one of the most important things to do is re-recruit the players currently on your roster. How did that process go and was it more difficult than you thought? Fran McCaffery: No, i...

Former swimmer goes to Hollywood

MITCH SMITH

April 16, 2010

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Bob Stein can swim. He can fly and write. And in the near future, the 76-year-old Iowa City resident’s name will scroll across the silver screen with the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Abigail Breslin. So… what’s he...

Men’s golf team home at last

JESSIE SMITH

April 16, 2010

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The Iowa men’s golf team is home at last. For the first time since 2006, the Hawkeyes will play at Finkbine Golf Course in the Hawkeye Taylormade/Adidas Invitational this weekend. The first 36-holes of play will begin at...