The Daily Iowan

IC officials wary of new law allowing liquor in convenience stores

JON FRANK

March 31, 2011

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A new law that allows convenience stores to distribute hard alcohol without meeting special requirements will likely provide a boost to the businesses across the state, proponents said. But the new rules could prove troublesome...

Vander Plaats blasts same-sex marriage in IC

SARAH BULMER

March 31, 2011

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Bob Vander Plaats said he sees a “window of opportunity,” and he’s taking it. “Our organization is not fearful,” he said. “We know where the truth is.” Vander Plaats and his cohort Matt Reisetter spoke at the Pizza...

Students may soon get credit for rape defense class

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 31, 2011

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Alison Stephan struck a red foam pad with an unforgiving fist. “No,” the UI freshman screamed, hitting the angry Sharpie-drawn face between the eyes. Stephan was one of nine women who participated in the UI Department of...

Police review board member on paid leave after disorderly house citation

HAYLEY BRUCE

March 31, 2011

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An Iowa City Police Citizen’s Review Board member and community liaison has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly hosting a party that turned into a fight, though she still retains her position on the board. Iowa...

Local chefs, bartenders compete in ‘Top Chef’ competition

LUKE VOELZ

March 31, 2011

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Hicham Chehouan was expecting to put on a show. When the Downtown Association of Iowa City asked his restaurant, Crêpes de Luxe, 309 E. College St., to participate in the city’s first Top Chef competition, the chef began preparing him...

Iowa Supreme Court to hear local material-witness case

ALLIE WRIGHT

March 31, 2011

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The Iowa Supreme Court announced it will hear a case relating to an alleged material witness in an Iowa City murder trial. Justin Marshall, 20, was held in jail for months after police said he witnessed the October 2009 shootin...

Concussion-education bill passes Senate, House

MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY

March 31, 2011

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West High sophomore Xavier May said he hated sitting out two weeks of the last football season because he had suffered a concussion. “I wanted to get back in the game and play, but my dad forced me to stay out,” he said. Those...

With technology, study abroad more connected to home

EMILY HOERNER

March 31, 2011

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When Sheila McNeill studied in Spain 36 years ago, her parents had no way of knowing how the riots in Madrid were affecting her. But in the era of the Internet, she can now instantly find out how her own daughter is doing abroad. B...

Spotlight: Freshman becomes youngest personal trainer at rec center

NICK SZAFRANSKI

March 31, 2011

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“Gym rat” — a phrase used to describe a person who spends umpteen hours a week lifting weights in a gym with a goal in mind. But what do you call someone who spends a majority of his time in the gym, but instead of focusing...

Post-rhabdo hospitalization, Prater is ready to go

JORDAN GARRETSON

March 31, 2011

Filed under Sports

People keep asking Shaun Prater the same question. What did he and 12 other Iowa football players do differently to wind up in the hospital with rhabdomyolysis in January? He still doesn’t have an answer. Seemingly like everyone...

Kachine The Machine

JON FRANK

March 31, 2011

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To describe senior guard Kachine Alexander’s career in basketball as successful would be like describing Hamlet as a yarn about some prince. In the basement of Alexander’s mother’s home in Iowa City — Jennifer Davis moved...

Baseball botches ballgame against South Dakota State

SETH ROBERTS

March 31, 2011

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One word was on the mind of every Iowa baseball player after a 10-5 loss to South Dakota State on Wednesday. Unacceptable. Iowa (9-13) shot itself in the foot with four errors in the game, including three in the second inning,...