The Daily Iowan

UI steps up monitoring of students abroad

ALLIE WRIGHT

May 4, 2011

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Summer Schoop stayed up all night Sunday to watch President Obama inform the world about the slaying of Osama bin Laden. The University of Iowa junior, who is studying abroad in Seville, Spain, said she streamed Obama's speech...

Council passes tenants-rights amendment

ALISON SULLIVAN

May 4, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council unanimously passed an amendment Tuesday night that would require landlords to make tenant rights information more readily available to students and first-time renters. The Tuesday evening vote is the...

Same-sex parents manage stigma, ‘normal’ lives

SARAH BULMER

May 4, 2011

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Nick Pearce could never understand why his elementary-school classmates were so curious about his parents, particularly their sexual orientation. "Someone would ask me, 'You have a mom and a mom? That's weird,' " the...

Officials name third provost candidate

NINA EARNEST

May 4, 2011

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Uday Sukhatme, the executive vice chancellor of academic affairs and dean of faculties at Indiana University/Purdue University in Indianapolis, is the third and final candidate for the University of Iowa provost position, officials a...

City manager: We’re not trying to push students away

JON FRANK

May 4, 2011

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Iowa City City Manager Tom Markus said officials aren't trying to push University of Iowa students out of downtown โ€” they would instead like to simply add more permanent residents. Markus spoke to a group of local business...

Council passes first vote to lower underage in bar fine

ALISON SULLIVAN

May 4, 2011

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Those caught in a bar underage are one step closer to seeing lower fines for their first offense. The Iowa City City Council barely passed the first consideration for a tiered fine system with a 4-3 vote Tuesday evening. Iowa...

Spotlight: Local teenager raises funds for Japan

ALISON SULLIVAN

May 4, 2011

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One warm spring Saturday morning, Bennett Luthje bends over his notebook, working on math problems in his makeshift classroom โ€” a tiny room in the basement of Zion Lutheran Church. Sitting between two classmates, his hand moves...

Police: Woman gave child narcotics

DI STAFF

May 4, 2011

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Coralville police arrested an area woman after her daughter reported she had allegedly given her drugs, and tried to cover up the evidence. Victoria Michelle Eckwall, 32, Coralville, was charged April 29 with child endangerment...

Officers tase man after finding him with 26 inch blade

DI STAFF

May 4, 2011

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Iowa City police reportedly Tasered a local man after he fought with officers, who found him with a "fantasy sword." Deandre Lamar Irby, 19, 737 Michael St. Apt. 51, was charged April 29 with going armed with a knife...

Woman reports robbery

DI STAFF

May 4, 2011

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Iowa City police are investigating a robbery reported over the weekend. According to a press release, an adult woman told officers she had her purse stolen Sunday while on the 400 block of East College Street. The release...

New restaurant gets liquor license

DI STAFF

May 4, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council granted a liquor license to a new restaurant set to open in the former location of 808. Co-owners of Atlas and Jimmy Jack's, James Adrien and Jack Piper, are set to open Basta, 121 Iowa Ave. The two...

Summit liquor-license approved under new owner

DI STAFF

May 4, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council approved the liquor license for the Summit Restaurant and Bar, 10 S. Clinton St., under a new owner on Tuesday. The application for a license was filled by Christopher "Topher" Wanek, a business-owner...