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Bars go for 21 exemption

MAX FREUND

November 5, 2010

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Several Iowa City music venues are in the process of applying for an entertainment-venue designation from the city, which would allow 19- and 20-year-olds to stay in their establishments until midnight on show nights. However,...

IC-Chicago rail service may help Riverfront development

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

November 5, 2010

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It's hard not to get caught up in the possibilities: 10-story buildings, sustainable construction, a commuter-train service in Iowa City. All are potential opportunities for the Riverfront Crossings District — a neighborhood between ...

NonfictioNow celebrates ‘overlooked’ genre

CATHRYN SLOANE

November 5, 2010

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Speaking to a crowd of roughly 500 aspiring writers in the IMU Thursday morning, Rebecca Solnit, a San Francisco author of 13 books, said creative writing is still extremely relevant in today's society. And it is one reason many...

Zombies invade UI campus

DREW DAVIS

November 5, 2010

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The walking dead have been roaming the University of Iowa campus for almost a week since the infection began Halloween night. The 660 participants — both human and zombie students — are engaged in a universitywide game to...

Spotlight: Cabaret comes to town

NINA EARNEST

November 5, 2010

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Gino De Luca has 189 songs running through his head. It's not a complaint, he said. Just an observation of the mix of his students' songs and his own cabaret shows. "It's all music," he said. "So it's all good." De...

McDonald’s to present $1,000 to Dance Marathon

DI STAFF

November 5, 2010

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On Thursday, the McDonald's on First Avenue in Coralville presented the University of Iowa Dance Marathon with a check for $1,000. Dance Marathon has helped raise more than $8.6 million for pediatric cancer patients and their...

Mediacom increases rates

DI STAFF

November 5, 2010

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Beginning Dec. 1, Mediacom will increase several of its rates in order to keep up with the costs. Increased rates include a $2.08 increase in Broadcast Basic, a $0.92 increase Expanded Basic, and a $3 increase in Total Family...

Coker ready to break out?

JORDAN GARRETSON

November 5, 2010

Filed under Sports

As per Kirk Ferentz's rule for true freshmen, running back Marcus Coker hasn't been made available to the media this season. That's OK, though. Ask Coker's teammates and coaches about him, and they'll tell you plenty — and...

One title not enough for sophomore wrestler

J.T. BUGOS

November 5, 2010

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Matt McDonough remembers a poster that hung in his room when he was a kid. It featured former Iowa wrestler Mark Ironside, along with a statement: "Dominate. Give Them Nothing." After winning the national championship...

New wrestling faces look to make a name for themselves

SAM LOUWAGIE

November 5, 2010

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Ask Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands to name some unproven Hawkeye wrestlers who could step up this year, and he'll rattle off a list of names like a teacher taking attendance. The list includes the likes of Derek St. John,...

McCaffery and Co. will put on their first display

IAN MARTIN

November 5, 2010

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Fans have waited since March to see Fran McCaffery's first game as the Iowa head coach, but the Nov. 7 exhibition against Illinois-Springfield probably won't be an accurate representation of this rebuilt Iowa men's basketball...

Bluder’s Bunch not concerned with preseason rankings

JON FRANK

November 5, 2010

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Iowa head women's basketball coach Lisa Bluder doesn't put much stock in the preseason polls. But the Hawkeyes find themselves ranked by the AP at No. 22 entering the season. It marks the first time Iowa has appeared in the...