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Lawmakers eye caffeine/alcohol bill

SAM LANE

February 28, 2011

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When Sen. Brian Schoenjahn, D-Arlington, learned that a caffeinated alcoholic beverage sent one of his constituents — a University of Iowa student — to the emergency room, he decided to take action. After hearing the story...

Branstad selects 3 new regents

ARIANA WITT

February 28, 2011

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Three new incoming members of the state Board of Regents said they’ll make tackling rising tuition a priority during their six-year terms. Gov. Terry Branstad appointed the three Iowans — Nicole Carroll, Katie Mulholland,...

UI grad students help redevelop Sutliff Bridge

KATIE HEINE

February 28, 2011

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Alicia Rosman likes to get her hands dirty. The 24-year-old University of Iowa graduate student said college students are too often taught using hypothetical situations. Rosman and three other graduate students in Urban and...

Officials hope jail remodeling will improve safety, efficiency

HAYLEY BRUCE

February 28, 2011

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The Johnson County Jail is getting a facelift — but officials said the “quick fix” will only temporarily help address the overcrowding problem the facility has faced for years. The change comes after the Johnson County...

Asian fraternity may come to UI

MICHELLE HAND

February 28, 2011

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The University of Iowa’s first Asian fraternity is now in the works, following the success of the first Asian sorority created on campus two years ago. Several of the women from the Asian sorority, E.I.G.H.T, approached Kelly...

Music shows UI-S. Korea link

KENDALL MCCABE

February 28, 2011

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A group of around 30 people sat in almost complete darkness in the Becker Building on Sunday night. The audience members listened intently as electronic sounds emanated from eight different speakers set up around the room. The...

Spotlight: Dental prof studies use of fluoride

MATT COZZI

February 28, 2011

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Steven Levy is a tooth expert. The 54-year-old University of Iowa dental professor is a lead researcher with an extensive team of collaborators on the Iowa Fluoride Study and Iowa Bone Development Study. The studies and examinations...

Police: Man punches wife, throws brick through window

DI STAFF

February 28, 2011

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Police arrested a local man last week after he allegedly assaulted his wife and threw a brick through the front window of a home. Israel Cox, 35, address unknown, was charged Feb. 21 with domestic-abuse assault, assault with...

Police: UI student accepts 300 gram package of marijuana

DI STAFF

February 28, 2011

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A University of Iowa student was charged last week after he allegedly took control of a package containing more than 300 grams of marijuana. Adam Bevis, 19, 913 Slater, was charged Feb. 24 with possession of a controlled substance. According...

Man charged with burglary, theft

DI STAFF

February 28, 2011

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Iowa City police have arrested a local man after he allegedly stole numerous items from a home when he knew it was unoccupied, according to reports. Kenny Ardon-Hernandez, 18, 2100 Scott Blvd. Lot 131, was charged May 8, 2010...

Registered sex offender reportedly offers 7-year-old beer

DI STAFF

February 28, 2011

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Johnson County deputies charged a registered sex-offender after he allegedly offered alcohol to a 7-year-old. Trent Vickel, 40, 2525 Highway 6 W., was charged Feb. 26 with supplying alcohol to a person underage. According to...

Men’s basketball downed at Illinois

IAN MARTIN

February 28, 2011

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The Iowa men’s basketball team had a 13-3 run in the first half, but it couldn’t overcome Illinois’ numerous runs of its own on Feb. 26 in Champaign, Ill., and eventually lost, 81-68. The Illini (18-11, 8-8) put the Hawkeyes...