The Daily Iowan

Councilors reject ban on game day vendors, look for more regulation

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 19, 2011

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Hawkeye fans will most likely be able to continue their annual pilgrimage to the stands along Melrose Avenue — but with more city regulation. At their Monday work session, Iowa City city councilors strongly opposed an outright...

Ralliers protest plans to cut 22 teaching positions

SARAH BULMER

April 19, 2011

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Iowa City School District officials plan to cut 22 teaching positions — 12 at the secondary level and 10 elementary school jobs — as a result of budget cuts from the state. The School Board has to make an official decision...

Sex boutique faces resistance locally

MADISON BENNETT

April 19, 2011

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Two Iowa City women would like to open a boutique downtown featuring bright colors, reading areas with coffee tables, a warm atmosphere — and an array of sex toys. Julia Schaefer, 27, and Madison Montgomery, 21, have been trying...

More Iowans identifying as mixed race

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 19, 2011

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University of Iowa student Tevin Robbins sat lounging on the couch at the UI's Latino Native American Cultural Center with friend, Michael Harbravison, on a Friday evening. Robbins' light coffee-crème complexion is juxtaposed...

House approves paid-leave bill

SARAH BULMER

April 19, 2011

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The Iowa House approved a bill Monday that would require public employees to pay back salary they receive while on paid leave if they are eventually convicted of a felony. The proposal passed 95-1; it now goes to Gov. Terry Br...

Council wants other cities to help fund new animal shelter

ALISON SULLIVAN

April 19, 2011

Filed under News

Iowa City city councilors support plans for a new animal shelter but question whether they can fund all the amenities planned. The councilors said at their work session Monday night they want other Johnson County towns that...

Local actress 24 characters in one play

NINA EARNEST

April 19, 2011

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A backdrop of whitewashed, crisscrossing branches cast dissecting shadows on the Riverside Theatre stage. A lone swing, hanging from the low ceiling, is the only prop in sight. Standing at center stage, Saffron Henke ran through...

Police charge Dubuque man with third OWI

DI STAFF

April 19, 2011

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Police have charged a Dubuque man for driving while intoxicated for the third time. Bradley Wayne Schuttingo, 28, was charged April 16. According to a police report, officers responded to Holiday Road in Coralville after receiving...

Police: Woman threatened witness

DI STAFF

April 19, 2011

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Police charged a woman with tampering with a witness after she allegedly threatened the person. Jasmine Irby, 20, address unknown, was charged April 4 with third-degree harassment and tampering with a witness. According to a...

Man arrested for allegedly choking girlfriend

DI STAFF

April 19, 2011

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Police arrested a local man after he allegedly choked his girlfriend during a fight on their way home from a bar. Maurice Hunley Jr., 29, 2650 Roberts Road Apt. 1C, was charged Sunday with domestic-abuse assault with intent and...

Police arrested two after fight outside Union Bar

DI STAFF

April 19, 2011

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Police arrested two after a fight outside the Union Bar. Elizabeth Dealejandro, 22, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and Yurico Maldonado, 21, were charged Sunday with disorderly conduct, a serious misdemeanor. According to reports, officers...

D-Line play encouraging at spring game

SAM LOUWAGIE

April 19, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Iowa defense wasn't allowed to hit Hawkeye quarterbacks during the team's spring scrimmage on April 16. After watching the pocket collapse and the passers repeatedly forced to hurry their throws, head coach Kirk Ferentz said...