The Daily Iowan

City Council agrees to consider reducing 21-only fine

EMILY HOERNER

April 5, 2011

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More than half of Iowa City city councilors on Monday night said they might support lowering the hefty fines doled out to underage patrons found in a bar after 10 p.m., and they agreed to vote on the issue this summer. The councilors...

UI to adjust response to sex assault after federal rules released

NINA EARNEST

April 5, 2011

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University of Iowa officials said they need to slightly adjust their sexual-assault response to bring it in line with federal regulations. The move comes after the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights sent...

UI College of Pharmacy celebrates 125 years

KATIE HEINE

April 5, 2011

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Bernie Cremers has been in pharmacy for nearly 50 years. The 69-year-old graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 1964, taught pharmacy students at the UI for 27 years, and co-owns and operates two local pharmacies. For...

Proposal may require law schools to increase transparency

MADISON BENNETT

April 5, 2011

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The University of Iowa College of Law and law schools around the country might have to divulge more about their graduates to prospective students. Members of the American Bar Association discussed proposals at their meeting las...

Protesters rally for workers, civil rights

SARAH BULMER

April 5, 2011

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Greg and Jean Thompson stood on an elevated platform in front of a crowd adorned with scarves, hats, and picket signs on the wind-blown Pedestrian Mall Monday. Greg Thompson wrote the song “Empty Houses” when the Maytag factory...

Spotlight: Reading with relish the inner organs

LAURA WILLIS

April 5, 2011

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At the age of 19, Jason Burke first became lost and mystified by the invented language and literary dream sequences of James Joyce’s classic novel Finnegan’s Wake. The book, which took the Irish author and poet 17 years to...

Downtown businesses evacuated after reports of fire

DI STAFF

April 5, 2011

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Officials evacuated several downtown businesses and apartments after reports of smoke from a downtown bar Monday. Firefighters responded to the Union Bar, 121 E. College St., around noon, where small amounts of smoke were leaking...

Confident Prater spearheads new look Hawkeye secondary

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 5, 2011

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If Shaun Prater has his way, each of his teammates on Iowa’s starting defense will share his ultimate goal this fall. Win a national championship. Sure, it’s lofty and maybe even unreasonable. The Hawkeyes lost 26 seniors...

Report: Payne to transfer

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 5, 2011

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Iowa men’s basketball sophomore guard Cully Payne has been granted his release from Iowa and will transfer, Hawkeyereport.com’s Tom Kakert reported late Tuesday night. A Tweet from Payne Tuesday was consistent with that...

Wegher named in custody suit

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 5, 2011

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Ex-Hawkeye running back Brandon Wegher has been named in a petition for legal custody, visitation, and child support, according to 3rd District Court records. Megan Glisar, a former high jumper at Iowa, has asked for sole legal...

Lala sings song of success

SETH ROBERTS

April 5, 2011

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Patrick Lala was in a jam. The junior right-handed reliever had two men on base with two out. Two runs had scored in the inning on two doubles and a pair of walks, and Lala was just trying to escape without further damage. He...

The Sporting Discourse: Butler sets mid-major respect back

IAN MARTIN

April 5, 2011

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THE SPORTING DISCOURSE is a weekly column that will discuss relevant issues in the college sporting world. The game Butler played Monday night set the mid-major movement back around 10 years. All the work of Gonzaga, Memphis,...