The Daily Iowan

UI liaison asks City Council to reduce underage in bar fine

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 1, 2011

Filed under News

One student advocate is asking the Iowa City City Council to consider reducing the hefty fine given to underage people found in bars after 10 p.m. Elliot Higgins, the University of Iowa Student Government liaison to the City...

Number of young farmers on the rise

NINA EARNEST

April 1, 2011

Filed under News

Dakota Sedlacek’s farm, on the outskirts of Iowa City, has been in his family for more than 130 years. He would like to keep it that way. “I feel obligated to do it,” the 19-year-old said. “And I want to do it.” He...

Supervisors approve property purchases for Justice Center

KATIE HEINE

April 1, 2011

Filed under News

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to purchase three properties near the Johnson County Jail they hope will eventually be home to a new criminal-justice center. The supervisors agreed to purchase...

Redistricting maps could force incumbents to compete

ALLIE WRIGHT

April 1, 2011

Filed under News

A newly proposed redistricting map puts two incumbent Democratic congressmen in the same district, but officials said it’s too early to know what that means for Iowa or for the two politicians. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, whose...

UIHC escapee charged in Johnson County

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 1, 2011

Filed under News

Police have officially charged the inmate who allegedly escaped from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and led police on a 19-hour chase in December 2010. Anthony Koehlhoeffer, 20, of Bettendorf was charged Dec. 16...

First Friday set to raise money for Museum of Art

JON FRANK

April 1, 2011

Filed under News

The University of Iowa may not have a building for its art collection, but Museum of Art staff members are finding ways to remain a part of the Iowa City community. The inaugural First Friday, a social event for art enthusiasts,...

West High to break ground on new soccer field

IAN MARTIN

April 1, 2011

Filed under News

The soccer field at Northwest Junior High is in bad shape. West High’s soccer team’s “home” pitch — a term used loosely since the field at the junior high is more than two miles from West High — has dirt patches in f...

Johnson County aims to go green

KATIE HEINE

April 1, 2011

Filed under News

Johnson County officials will plant 340 trees — without picking up a shovel. Rather, the energy saved by consolidating their servers will be equivalent to planting more than 300 trees. A top priority of the Johnson County Board...

Residents to “stuff the bus” for Crisis Center

MADISON BENNETT

April 1, 2011

Filed under News

For six years, the bus for the “Stuff the Bus” has been packed full of food. But Johnson County residents haven’t let the confines of a bus stop them in recent years. They have started to donate something that takes up...

Opera singer performs for education

MADISON BENNETT

April 1, 2011

Filed under News

World-renowned opera singer Simon Estes has performed in some of greatest concert halls around the globe. But on Saturday, he’ll perform in the West Liberty High auditorium as part of his “Roots & Wings” performance series. His tour w...

‘Next Men In’ at D-Line for Hawkeyes

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 1, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Iowa defensive line is in the midst of a mass exodus. Much ado has been made about the departures of Adrian Clayborn, Christian Ballard, and Karl Klug — and justifiably so. In each player, the Hawkeyes lose productivity,...

GymHawks look back to prepare for regional

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

April 1, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Iowa women’s gymnastics team traveled to Corvallis, Ore., on Thursday, the site of its NCAA regional competition. At 6 p.m. Saturday in Oregon State’s Gill Coliseum, the GymHawks will take on No. 3 Oregon State, No....