The Daily Iowan

Johnson-Koulianos arrested for drug-related charges, suspended from team

JORDAN GARRETSON and SAM LANE

December 8, 2010

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Police arrested star Iowa wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos Tuesday on several drug-related charges, resulting in his suspension from the football team. According to police reports, Iowa City officers issued a search warrant...

Council accepts grants to build three levees

ALICIA KRAMME

December 8, 2010

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Iowa City city councilors voted on Tuesday night to accept grants for the construction of three levees they hope will serve as protection from flooding. A $15.7 million grant from Community Development Block Grant funds will...

Officials look to hire alcohol czar to oversee new plan

ALISON SULLIVAN

December 8, 2010

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The lengthy list of goals in the University of Iowa's Alcohol Risk Reduction Plan released on Tuesday includes the creation of a new position — someone whose job is to ensure the goals are reached. Plans for the position are...

Council defers decision on Summit’s liquor license

ALICIA KRAMME

December 8, 2010

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The Iowa City City Council voted on Tuesday night to defer renewing the liquor license of Mike Porter's downtown bar, the Summit, indefinitely. Iowa City Police Chief Sam Hargadine recommended councilors deny Summit, 10 S. Clinton...

Faculty Senate weighs in on alcohol plan

ALISON SULLIVAN

December 8, 2010

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As University of Iowa faculty members thumbed through their copies of the school's Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan at Tuesday's Faculty Senate meeting, several members expressed concern about how university officials intend to successfully...

Pot poll and legislature could pave the way for medical marijuana

MAX FREUND

December 8, 2010

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A new Hawkeye Poll shows the majority of Iowans are in favor of medical marijuana, and proposed legislation could make that a possibility. The poll — administered by UI professors and students — found 62 percent of Iowans...

Idris Goodwin brings break-beat poetry to the UI

HAYLEY BRUCE

December 8, 2010

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Ever since Idris Goodwin can remember, he's held some sort of crayon, pencil, or marker. But he's no ordinary writer. The 33-year-old poet has been observing and deciphering the world around him and presenting his findings to...

Donation centers faced with bedbugs

MARIA GIBBS

December 8, 2010

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With the annual holiday season increase in charity and donations, local shelters and nonprofit organizations are concerned about bedbugs lurking in mattresses, blankets, and clothing. The new Shelter House in Iowa City is more...

Officials seek more diversity in Iowa’s schools

DI STAFF

December 8, 2010

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The compilers of a report on minority teachers in Iowa's schools will seek the approval of the state Board of Regents of that report. A lack of diversity in postsecondary teacher preparation programs must be corrected by recruiting...

Police try to ID wreath thieves

DI STAFF

December 8, 2010

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Iowa City police are trying to identify three suspects who stole a wreath from a University of Iowa sorority house. The three individuals are suspected of taking the wreath, valued at $200, from the Pi Beta Sorority house at...

UI prof files for sentencing delay

DI STAFF

December 8, 2010

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The attorney for a convicted assistant professor on paid leave from the University of Iowa has filed a motion to delay sentencing and a motion for a new trial. Toshiki Itoh, 44, was found guilty Oct. 26 on two counts of assault...

Men’s hoops buckles down for win

SETH ROBERTS

December 8, 2010

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Fans who attended Tuesday's men's basketball game expecting high-flying action went home disappointed. Instead of flashy offense, the Iowa men's basketball team (5-4) buckled down and played its best defense of the year to shut...