The Daily Iowan

Study: visible police presence results in reduced drinking

ARIANA WITT

November 19, 2010

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Iowa City's efforts to crack down on college boozers are on the right track, a national study shows. A report, published in the December issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine for the National Institute on Alcohol...

Local teens get taste of firefighting

MAX FREUND

November 19, 2010

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Tyler Cooling crawled in the darkness, his gloved hand running along a thick, gray water hose. A mask obscured his vision as he crashed against the rough plywood doorway, the rhythmic bursts of his air tank adding to the din....

Big Dream to hold first Iowa City event today

DREW DAVIS

November 19, 2010

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When Brian Bay attended last year's Big Dream Gathering in West Des Moines, he wrote one dream down on a piece of colored paper and taped it to a wall among hundreds of others. Bay's dream is to return to Spain, where he studied...

Iowa community college enrollment hits all-time high

NINA EARNEST

November 19, 2010

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Heather Lamb, a working mother, said she found Kirkwood's Community College's class schedule more accommodating than other educational options. The 33-year-old started attending Kirkwood in August 2005. "I probably would...

Officials make changes for Wellness Wednesdays

ALICIA KRAMME

November 19, 2010

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Every Wednesday, the campus dining halls change. A sign goes up, a booth is constructed, and food is labeled. But some think those changes may be too subtle to make a difference. The Wellness Wednesdays initiative was designed...

Stress likely to increase during holidays

ALLIE WRIGHT

November 19, 2010

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Deep breathing, positive visualization, and even a clip from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation can all serve as examples on how to enjoy this year's holiday season. Around 35 people attended the "Say Goodbye to Scroo...

Great American Smokeout asks people to quit

ALISON SULLIVAN

November 19, 2010

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The University of Iowa community worked to "can"-cel cancer on the Pentacrest as part of National Cancer Awareness Day on Thursday. Despite the chilly weather, the student-volunteer organization UI Colleges Against...

Spotlight: Belly dancer shares talent

MEGAN BERG

November 19, 2010

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Christy Andersen has a dent in the crown of her skull. It's not a birth defect or from being dropped as a child — it comes from balancing a sword on her head. Andersen, 23, is a belly dancer, and "sword" is a form...

Iowa City man arrested for growing pot

DI STAFF

November 19, 2010

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An Iowa City man was charged with allegedly growing marijuana in his basement. Jason Kenjar, 30, 430 Ronalds St., was charged Wednesday with unlawful possession of a prescription drug, possession of a firearm with intent to manufacture...

Man arrested for meth possession

DI STAFF

November 19, 2010

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A Riverside man was charged with methamphetamine possession after allegedly smoking crystal meth in his minivan. Gregory Dolan, 46, Riverside, was charged Thursday with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture...

Student allegedly throws pop cans at officer

DI STAFF

November 19, 2010

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Police charged a University of Iowa student for allegedly throwing soda-pop cans at an officer. Ryan Jansa, 19, 528D Mayflower, was charged Nov. 11 with assault with a weapon against a peace officer. According to police, Jansa...

New judge named in Jones trial

DI STAFF

November 19, 2010

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Sixth District Judge Fae Hoover-Grinde will now preside over the case of a former University of Iowa vice president for Student Services, court documents show. The assignment comes after 6th District Judge Ian Thornhill ruled...