The Daily Iowan

Melrose vendors upset with city

HAYLEY BRUCE

May 6, 2011

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Big Ass Turkey Legs on Melrose Avenue “might be history” on football Saturdays this fall. At least that’s what Dewey Stewart, who has been part of the vending operation for 14 years, said following a Planning and Zoning...

Students create fast-food delivery business

ALISON SULLIVAN

May 6, 2011

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Fast food just got faster. Two University of Iowa students recently embarked on an entrepreneurial endeavor to rescue dorm-bound students from their fast-food cravings by bringing it to their doorstep. UI junior Nick Beary...

Women make strides on farms

KATIE HEINE

May 6, 2011

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Janet Wilson picked at a patch of soil with a crushed beer can on April 29 in search of a purple corn kernel. It was the first plant of the year for Wilson and her brother, who farm approximately 1,800 acres of land just south...

Group pushes for on-campus guns

MADISON BENNETT

May 6, 2011

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University of Iowa freshman Joey Gallagher walked around campus with an empty gun holster strapped to his belt on Thursday. Though the 18-year-old cannot yet legally carry a gun, he thinks permit-holders should have the right...

Report: lead paint levels at elementary higher than district estimates

LUKE VOELZ

May 6, 2011

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A renovated stairwell in Mann Elementary contains levels of lead-based paint above the state limit, according to an analysis performed by the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory on May 10, 2010. The Iowa Department of Public...

Preliminary designs for Sutliff Bridge presented

KATIE HEINE

May 6, 2011

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An area just 20 miles north of Iowa City is preparing for a makeover. After being partially damaged in the 2008 flood, plans to reconstruct the historic Sutliff Bridge are near completion. The bridge spans the Cedar River, and ...

Spotlight Iowa City: Teenage ballerina off to New York

RYAN COLE

May 6, 2011

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Miriam Miller’s workdays often begin at 6 a.m. and continue past 7 p.m. She works six days a week, resting on Sundays only out of necessity. Her daily routine exacts a physical toll on her body, leaving her muscles and joints...

Officers arrest ‘police of the river’

DI STAFF

May 6, 2011

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Iowa City police charged a local man after he allegedly assaulted a fisherman Wednesday. Christopher William Stark Jr., 45, address unknown, was charged Wednesday with assault. According to the complaint, Stark approached...

Woman charged after failing to return over $300 of library materials

DI STAFF

May 6, 2011

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Iowa City police have charged a local woman after she allegedly failed to return more than $300 worth of materials to the Iowa City Public Library. Whitney Ann Marquez, 23, 536 Elkhorn Trail, was charged April 22 with fourth-degree...

Group approves Spanish MFA

DI STAFF

May 6, 2011

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The University of Iowa Graduate Faculty approved two proposals for additional graduate programs in the Graduate College on Thursday. A Master of Fine Arts in Spanish creative writing was approved, as was a graduate certificate...

Supervisors issue letter over missed deadlines

DI STAFF

May 6, 2011

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors plan to send a letter to the contractor in charge of several projects related to the Health and Human Services Building after a series of missed deadlines. At an informal meeting on May...

Baseball hoping for déjà vu this weekend

SETH ROBERTS

May 6, 2011

Filed under Sports

Three weeks remain in the Iowa baseball season, and the Hawkeyes are in last place. Sound familiar? It should. The Hawkeyes were in the exact same situation at this point last year. They sat in the conference cellar with a 6-9...