The Daily Iowan

One year later with 21-only, police find calmer downtown

HAYLEY BRUCE

May 9, 2011

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On a warm May night around 12:45 a.m., three Iowa City police officers stood in the center of the Pedestrian Mall, arms folded, surveying four scattered groups of students. "We're going to DC's," one officer declared,...

21 ordinance prompts earlier drinking downtown

MARY HARRINGTON

May 9, 2011

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The 21-ordinance has taken its toll on downtown bars, cutting back the number of students who once flocked to the watering holes in consistent, weekly herds. And those who have spent many weekends serving and observing the young...

UI police double travel spending

HAYLEY BRUCE

May 9, 2011

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The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety more than doubled its spending on travel between fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2010, according to statistics The Daily Iowan received through a public-records request. The expenses...

The famous Writers’ Workshop game continues

IAN MARTIN

May 9, 2011

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The history of the game is more J.D. Salinger than J.K. Rowling. Much of it is done by word-of-mouth, and actual details are elusive. But what is known is unique, because some of the great writers of the 20th and 21st centuries...

Post-21, much downtown business remains steady

KATIE HEINE

May 9, 2011

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The window of Matthew Theobald's family business, the Soap Opera hasn't been broken in approximately a year — about as long as the 21-ordinance has been in effect. That may be a record. Despite dire predictions during the...

Spotlight: UI senior keeping hands clean

RILEY UBBEN

May 9, 2011

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Michael Ireland knows the importance of a clean hospital. As the leading cause of illness in medical centers, hospital-acquired infections are responsible for almost 100,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone, according to the...

Iowa Juvenile Home residents use art to cope

SARAH BULMER

May 9, 2011

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The artists' names were not disclosed, but their stories were on full display. A young, half-naked girl in pigtails stands behind a cage, forced to watch an older man touch himself. "Trust me," says a word bubble coming...

UI to help protect against flooding in the south

JON FRANK

May 9, 2011

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When destructive flooding engulfed Iowa City and the University of Iowa campus in 2008, officials said, a number of Southern states were some of the first to send help. And now, the UI has a chance to return the favor. Over the...

Illinois man charged with OWI

DI STAFF

May 9, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested an Illinois man after he allegedly drove drunk through a person's yard. Todd Christian Leech, 21, Winnetka, Ill., was charged May 7 with OWI and possession of a controlled substance. Police reports...

Officials extend Nite Ride hours

DI STAFF

May 9, 2011

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University of Iowa police will extend Nite-Ride hours during finals week. According to a press release, Nite-Ride hours will extend from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., ending on Friday. In addition, the Main Library will be open 24 hours...

Professor on leave files lawsuit

DI STAFF

May 9, 2011

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University of Iowa radiology Professor Malik Juweid who has been on paid leave since January filed a lawsuit against the UI, the state Board of Regents, and numerous UI officials on May 6. According to court documents, the suit...

UIHC launches fundraising campaign

DI STAFF

May 9, 2011

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University of Iowa officials have begun a $500 million fundraising campaign for medical research and patient care at the Carver College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics. "Iowa First: Our Campaign for Breakthrough...