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Summit liquor license in trouble, Jake’s set to close

ALICIA KRAMME

December 3, 2010

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One of Mike Porter's downtown bars could lose its liquor license next week and another is set to close after this weekend. Iowa City Police Chief Sam Hargadine has recommended that the Iowa City City Council deny the renewal...

UI wants to house students in another apartment complex

HAYLEY BRUCE

December 3, 2010

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University of Iowa officials hope to lease another privately owned apartment complex — this one near Burge Residence Hall — to house students next fall in an ongoing effort to ease overcrowding in the dormitories. The state...

UI crime statistics rise sharply

SAM LANE

December 3, 2010

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A sharp increase in alcohol-related and overall arrests at the University of Iowa this year can be attributed to increased enforcement, not necessarily an increased number of crimes, officials say. Data released by the state...

Universities request fewer sabbaticals

SAM LANE

December 3, 2010

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All three state universities are requesting fewer sabbaticals for their employees this year — a fact some Republican lawmakers may welcome but is concerning to some professors and university administrators. And despite the...

Alcoholic-energy drinks gone from Iowa shelves

ARIANA WITT

December 3, 2010

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Iowa has lost its Loko. Thursday marked the final day stores across Iowa were allowed to sell the popular alcoholic-energy drink Four Loko, said Tonya Dusold, communications director for the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division....

UI, Navy team up to test seaworthiness of ships

MAX FREUND

December 3, 2010

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A sleek black naval vessel rocked against increasingly strong waves. Maneuvering through choppy water, the craft turned slowly and hastened back to shore. But the ship was only about 10 feet long — and it was being buffeted...

Officials may raise taxes for joint communications center

ALLIE WRIGHT

December 3, 2010

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A requested $1 million increase in the budget for the new Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center could result in a tax increase, the Board of Supervisors heard Thursday. The budget draft calls for $3 million in...

As temperatures fall, new homeless shelter able to house more people

MITCHELL SCHMIDT

December 3, 2010

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Kenny Edwards moved to Iowa City in September for jaw surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and is still in the area as another cold winter rolls around. The 47-year-old doesn't like winter, but at least he...

Local program helps kids cope with parents’ divorce

MARIA GIBBS

December 3, 2010

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A picture drawn by a little girl shows her crying while two stick-figure parents argue above her pigtailed head. Another drawing lies next to it, displaying a father telling his wife he loves her and she responds, "I don't...

UI receives lowest grade in Big 10 for sustainability

NINA EARNEST

December 3, 2010

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In the midst of its push for sustainability, the University of Iowa received a disappointing score on the College Sustainability Report Card. But some university officials nationwide are questioning the validity of sustainability-evaluating...

Spotlight: For Edyie Stika, knitting store means more than a business

MAX FREUND

December 3, 2010

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Edyie Stika's store shelves are stocked full of buffalo, yak, alpaca, corn, and milk — but she doesn't sell a scrap of food. Stika sells yarn, and her eclectic collection of types are sold in a cornucopia of hues that would...

Man arrested for choking, threatening to kill UI student

DI STAFF

December 3, 2010

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Authorities have arrested a New York man for allegedly assaulting a UI student. Ryan Peter Finn, 22, of Blauvelt, N.Y., was charged Wednesday with false imprisonment, first-degree harassment, assault causing injury, and obstruction...