The Daily Iowan

Summit goes 20, Airliner goes 21

JULIANA FABIANO

June 6, 2011

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Underage students may need to seek out a new downtown venue for fall. A year after Iowa City’s 21-ordinance went into effect, preventing people under the legal drinking age from being in bars after 10 p.m., several local business...

Council candidate Tallon will focus on affordable housing, Melrose vending

BRIAN ALBERT

June 6, 2011

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A former University of Iowa student and currently deployed soldier is tackling some prominent Iowa City issues in his second bid for a seat on the Iowa City City Council. Dan Tallon, an Iowa Army National Guardsman stationed...

Butler committed long-term in provost post

NINA EARNEST

June 6, 2011

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P. Barry Butler’s appointment as the University of Iowa’s permanent executive vice president and provost could provide stability to the administrative position. UI President Sally Mason named Butler to the position May 17. He ...

Locals doubt Iowa will see hookah restrictions

LUKE VOELZ

June 6, 2011

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Hookah might seem almost alien contraption at first: A bulbous tube crowned with flavored tobacco — called shisha — and heated charcoal, flanked on several sides by colorful snaking hoses through which users inhale water-filtered...

Bender named UI alcohol liaison

JONATHAN BENDICKSON

June 6, 2011

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The University of Iowa has selected a new face to spearhead its program for alcohol-harm reduction. Kelly Bender was appointed the UI’s first coordinator of Campus and Community Alcohol Harm Reduction Initiatives. UI Vice President...

Poll shows pro-Libya intervention caucus contenders on top in Iowa

DI STAFF

June 6, 2011

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A recent poll of Iowa Republican caucus-goers shows candidates who support military actions against Libya have risen to the top of the 2012 field here. Massachusetts Republican and 2008 let-down Mitt Romney leads the Public Policy...

Organizers encourage sustainability at Arts Fest

KATIE HEINE

June 6, 2011

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Gary Port took a chance Sunday. But that’s not to say he wasn’t prepared for the worst. The 62-year-old traveled the roughly 30 miles from Lisbon, Iowa, to Iowa City on Sunday to attend the 2011 Iowa Arts Festival, which...

Spotlight: UI grad student hopes to skate for the gold

LINDSAY DOUGLAS

June 6, 2011

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Danilo Diedrichs trains for months in order to make his two-minute, 40-second ice-skating routine flawless, pulling off loops and double axels. “That’s the nature of a lot of things in life,” said Diedrichs, 38. “You...

Iowa City activists: Big banks ‘Trashed our economy’

IAN SCHMIT

June 6, 2011

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Wells Fargo Bank took billions in bailout money, is partially responsible for the economic recession, and could still be evading state taxes, protesters claimed Thursday. These accusations were thrown across the Ped Mall Thursday...

One man in jail after bottle incident

DI STAFF

June 6, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a man after he allegedly injured two people with a broken beer bottle. Jose Enrique Garcia Raymundo, 22, was charged June 5 with two accounts of willful injury causing bodily injury. Officers were...

Iowa man charged with third OWI offense

DI STAFF

June 6, 2011

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Johnson County deputies arrested an Iowa man after he allegedly drove while intoxicated for the third time. Ryan Perkins, 29, Fairfax, Iowa was charged June 4 with third-offense OWI. According to a complaint, a deputy was parked...

Police say man threatened his wife

DI STAFF

June 6, 2011

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A Cedar Rapids man was arrested by Coralville police after he allegedly threatened to slit his wife’s throat. Billy Dean Lingo II, 38, was charged June 3 with third-offense domestic-abuse assault. According to a complaint,...