The Daily Iowan

City may force game day vendors off Melrose Avenue

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 15, 2011

Filed under News

Hawkeye football fans may have to go cold turkey on game-day vendors along Melrose Avenue next season. An Iowa City panel has suggested commercial vendors not be allowed to station themselves along the popular street on Saturdays...

City denies 21-only petition to change ‘restaurant’ definition

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 15, 2011

Filed under News

Iowa City officials denied a University of Iowa student’s proposal to extend the 21-ordinance’s restaurant exemption to any business with a kitchen on Thursday. The proposal by UIstudent Kyle Johnson would have eliminated...

Dental college performs ‘waste audit’ for sustainability

ARIANA WITT

April 15, 2011

Filed under News

Under a white canopy tent on a cloudy, windy Thursday, Julie Reynolds was up to her elbows in trash. The smell of stale coffee grounds filled the air as she ripped open black trash bags, spilling dirty paper cups, banana peels,...

Jury: Phillips didn’t intend to kill landlord

HAYLEY BRUCE

April 15, 2011

Filed under News

After roughly 10 hours of deliberation, a Johnson County jury decided Gregory Phillips hadn’t intended to kill his landlord. Phillips, 57, was originally charged with attempted murder and going armed with intent after he allegedly...

School board approves budget

LUKE VOELZ

April 15, 2011

Filed under News

The Iowa City School District property-tax rate has decreased, but district taxpayers will still see increased bills. School Board members voted unanimously Thursday to set the 2011-12 property-tax rate at $14.59 per $100,000...

UI opens renovated, eco-friendly Stuit Hall

SARAH BULMER

April 15, 2011

Filed under News

Members of the University of Iowa community sliced a yellow ribbon, rededicating the newly renovated Stuit Hall as the campus’ first “green” renovation on Thursday. The calming atmosphere of the building, located near ...

Two UI students sing with Iowa City barbershop chorus

JON FRANK

April 15, 2011

Filed under News

Approximately 20 singers in the Old Capitol Barbershop Chorus stood on bleachers in the center of the Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Center on Thursday night. A gray-haired man in an orange sweatshirt hummed his harmonica and,...

Spotlight: Local bike shop owner enjoys the cycle of life

SAM LOUWAGIE

April 15, 2011

Filed under News

Ryan Baker was enjoying the peace and serenity of a bike ride, experiencing what he called a “nice, quieting feeling.” It was sometime last year, and he was biking down a gravel road east of Iowa City in “the middle of nowhere,”...

Spring football game — Who to watch

JORDAN GARRETSON

April 15, 2011

Filed under Sports

After losing 12 starters between offense and defense, the Iowa football team is sure to have some unfamiliar faces this season. The public will be able to see many of those new faces in Saturday’s Coca-Cola Classic Spring Practice,...

Men’s golf team finally competes at home

BEN WOLFSON

April 15, 2011

Filed under Sports

With all the success the Iowa men’s golf team has achieved this season, one unique fact about the Hawkeyes remains: Iowa has surged to a No. 14 ranking without playing at home. The closest to home the squad has competed was...

Simbhudas and Gebeshian on the national stage

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

April 15, 2011

Filed under Sports

Before Iowa’s Rebecca Simbhudas performs her floor-exercise routine, teammate Houry Gebeshian is usually right on the sidelines, cheering for her. Gebeshian’s voice overpowers the crowded and noisy arena and is the first thing...

Men’s gymnasts qualify five in stellar performance

RYAN MURPHY

April 15, 2011

Filed under Sports

Iowa men’s gymnastics head coach JD Reive knew his squad was unlikely to qualify for the team finals of the NCAA championships. His only expectation was for the team to perform their best meet of the year. Reive said the team...