The Daily Iowan

Synthetic cannabis still exists despite Iowa ban

LUKE VOELZ

July 6, 2011

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Jake Missen watched the world become 2D. The University of Iowa junior had just taken a hit of pure JWH-018, the chemical compound present in the synthetic-cannabis drug K2. Later calling it “the worst thing I experienced,”...

IC Council votes to regulate game-day vendors

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 6, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council took its final action on the Melrose ordinance during its meeting Tuesday evening, voting 7-0 to enact regulations on game-day vendors across from the stadium. The new ordinance will prohibit the sale...

Local arts director works to ‘bring art to life’

JULIANA FABIANO

July 6, 2011

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Megan Flanagan has occupied every role in the creative world of theater. She tried acting. She directed and designed costumes — anything to be around the stage. “I really enjoy constantly being around creative and passionate...

High-voltage transformer surge causes Laura Dr. fire

DI STAFF

July 6, 2011

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The Iowa City Fire Department was dispatched Tuesday around 9 a.m. to a fire at 1205 Laura Drive Lot 1. According to a press release from fire authorities, a high-voltage surge from a nearby transformer caused an outlet in the...

Cedar Rapids man arrested for alleged assault

DI STAFF

July 6, 2011

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A Cedar Rapids man was arrested after he allegedly attempted to sexually assault his daughter’s roommate, Coralville police said. According to police, 48-year-old Brent Michael Humble made “lewd” comments toward the woman...

IC City Council defers levee discussion

DI STAFF

July 6, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council decided to defer the decision to grant the Idyllwild/Taft Speedway levee contract during its Tuesday night meeting. “The state has asked us to take a look at expanding to address the effects on the...

IC City Council votes in favor of moped regulations

DI STAFF

July 6, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council voted Tuesday night to move forward with changes to fines and permits for downtown moped parking. The vote was 7-0 on the first of three votes needed to enact the changes. An annual prorated $45 permit...

Council votes for Washington St. changes

DI STAFF

July 6, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council voted to move forward on possibly changing the one-way section of Washington Street to a two-way street at its meeting Tuesday night. Discussion in favor of the change focused on freeing up streets...

IC Council hires firm for Riverfront Crossing

DI STAFF

July 6, 2011

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The Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 to hire HDR Engineering Inc. to provide consultant services for the downtown and Riverfront Crossings areas. According to a letter from senior planner Robert Miklo, the project is to create...

Hawkeyes’ Morris ready to lead linebackers

SETH ROBERTS

July 6, 2011

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In a few short weeks, Iowa football fans will get to watch linebacker James Morris zipping around the field in Kinnick Stadium. And if those same fans wait long enough, they might get to see the Solon native somewhere completely...

Brommer nets nine points in return from knee surgery

BEN SCHUFF

July 6, 2011

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A familiar face was back in North Liberty on Tuesday night, and it surprised just about everyone. Even Anthony Hubbard didn’t expect to see Andrew Brommer in uniform for the evening’s Prime Time League action. As the Iowa...

Five football Hawkeyes honored

DI STAFF

July 6, 2011

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Five members of the Iowa football team were placed on preseason award watch lists on Tuesday, according to a release. Sophomore running back Marcus Coker was named to the Maxwell Award list and senior defensive back Shaun Prater...