The Daily Iowan

Council denies Piano Lounge liquor license, approves Slippery Pete’s

EMILY HOERNER

January 26, 2011

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The Piano Lounge has joined the growing list of bars whose liquor-license renewals have been denied, but for a different reason from the rest. Iowa City City Council ors voted unanimously at their meeting Tuesday night to deny...

UI looks for alternative funding for sabbaticals

ALISON SULLIVAN

January 26, 2011

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As a current bill freezing sabbaticals continues to climb the legislative ladder, University of Iowa officials are examining alternative methods of funding faculty sabbaticals. This past weekend, members of the UI faculty gathered...

Obama asks Congress for student tax credits

ALLIE WRIGHT

January 26, 2011

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President Obama asked Congress during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to help make college more affordable for Americans so the United States can rely on a more educated and innovative population. Obama asked Democratic...

Everson verdict renews consent debate

HAYLEY BRUCE

January 26, 2011

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One local rape-victim advocate said the recent sexual-assault trial of former Hawkeye football player Cedric Everson sheds light on societal double standards and the common practice of “victim-blaming” when alcohol is involved. Cedric...

Council hires architects for multi-use parking structure

EMILY HOERNER

January 26, 2011

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Iowa City’s workforce may soon have a new space to call home that includes a solution to one of the most frustrating issues downtown: parking. The Iowa City City Council voted Tuesday night to hire Neumann Monson PC Architects o...

Hills students to go to Southeast, City

GRACE GATHUA

January 26, 2011

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Sixth-graders preparing to graduate from Hills Elementary School will now be forced to register for next year’s classes at Southeast Junior High, and they will ultimately attend City High. The change comes after the Iowa City...

Spotlight: Woman helps children with incarcerated parents

ERIC HAWKINSON

January 26, 2011

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Kiesha Spearman used to get detentions and phone calls home from school. But now, the 16-year-old doesn’t get in trouble thanks to her mentor through Children of Promise. “She gives me good advice and keeps me out of trouble,”...

Officials anxiously await decision on IC-Chicago railway

RYAN COLE

January 26, 2011

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With $230 million in federal funding hanging in the balance, Governor Terry Branstad is exploring his options to acquire the additional $80 million needed for the Iowa City-Chicago passenger railway project. Tim Albrecht, Bran...

Coralville approves River Landing plans

MICHELLE McCONNAUGHEY

January 26, 2011

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Coralville city officials believe they are one step closer to the completion of the Iowa River Landing project. At Tuesday night’s meeting, Coralville city councilors voted to unanimously approve two plans to move the project...

Fulbright TA discusses Tunisia revolution

JADE DONAGHY

January 26, 2011

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Facebook is doing more than letting people connect with old friends these days. It’s facilitating a revolution. And it’s allowing one Tunisian woman living in Iowa City to keep up with the tumultuous politics at home. On...

12 football players in stable condition after being hospitalized

JORDAN GARRETSON

January 26, 2011

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Twelve Iowa football players are in stable condition after being admitted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Monday, Iowa Sports Information confirmed Tuesday afternoon. A second university release said the symptoms...

Hoops wants to continue scoring at Penn State

IAN MARTIN

January 26, 2011

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Fresh off its first Big Ten win in more than nine months, Iowa will now try to accomplish something it hasn’t done since the Steve Alford era: a conference win streak. On Feb. 7, 2007, the Hawkeyes posted a 91-78 victory at...