The Daily Iowan

Partnership proposes changing 21-only food exemption

CHASTITY DILLARD

July 14, 2011

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Some Iowa City leaders said Wednesday they want to expand use of the PAULA ratio, a tactic used to curb alcohol issues downtown but that has already been struck down by state officials. Iowa City’s Partnership for Alcohol...

Officials say unexpected amount of students purchased summer passes at Rec Center

ZACHARY POUND

July 14, 2011

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Officials at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation & Wellness Center had no expectations leading into their first summer. But even with a majority of students home for a few months, officials said more students purchased...

University overpays employees by $572,000

BRIAN ALBERT

July 14, 2011

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The University of Iowa incorrectly made 304 payroll overpayments totaling more than $572,000 during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010, according to a new report from state officials. Combined with other overpayments, this...

Johnson County officials are seeking a grant writer

KATIE HEINE

July 14, 2011

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Johnson County officials want to hire a part-time grant writer as a means of capitalizing on an array of funding opportunities. It would be the first such position for Johnson County. Supervisor Rod Sullivan said the county has...

Stats from UI Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan show decreases

JULIANA FABIANO

July 14, 2011

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The 21-ordinance played a significant role in the Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan’s successful efforts to reduce University of Iowa students binge-drinking rates and high-risk alcohol initiatives, officials stated at the Partnership...

IC officials present bridge designs, residents want to talk levee

LUKE VOELZ

July 14, 2011

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The Park Road bridge is getting a flood-resistant makeover, but some Iowa City residents would rather reflect on the Taft Speedway levee. City officials and HNTB Corp. engineers presented two new options Wednesday for raising Dubuqu...

UI alum jazzes up Eastern Iowa radio

KATIE HEINE

July 14, 2011

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One swift clearing of his throat, and Bob Stewart transforms. After meticulously flicking a few switches and plopping a pair of headphones atop his snow-white hair, he grasps a microphone above his head and pulls it near his...

UIHC pays patient $1.5 million in settlement

DI STAFF

July 14, 2011

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics settled with a former patient for $1.5 million in an agreement to a lawsuit involving allegations of medical negligence resulting from treatments over several decades, according to...

Court of appeals upholds Kehoe ruling

DI STAFF

July 14, 2011

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The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction of a Coralville woman who bound her children before driving them into a pond over two years ago. Michelle Kehoe was found guilty of first-degree murder, attempted murder,...

Minnesota man charged with child pornography

DI STAFF

July 14, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a Minnesota man who allegedly had several thousand photographs of both nude and clothed juvenile females on his computer. Michael James Lindberg, 20, of Rosewill was charged with sexual exploitation...

Intoxicated man squirts beer at officers

DI STAFF

July 14, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a local man after he allegedly sprayed them with beer early Wednesday morning. Francis Shane Granger, 47, 128.5 N. Clinton St. Apt. 6, was charged July 13 with a habitual alcohol violation. Reports...

Man charged with stealing from homeless man, jewelry theft

DI STAFF

July 14, 2011

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An Iowa City resident was arrested July 10 and charged with stealing from a homeless man. Now, police say, he allegedly stole more than $10,000 of jewelry from a house in which a party was held. Austin Craig Guthmiller, 22,...