The Daily Iowan

Iowa City alcohol charges spike in first weekend

BRITTANY TILL

August 22, 2011

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This graph shows the increase in PAULA, unlawful use of an authentic driver’s license/ID, possession of an open alcohol container, presence in a bar after hours, and public-intoxication tickets from the Friday, Saturday, and...

ACLU of Iowa launches public records initiative

JOHN STAAK

August 22, 2011

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Fed up with slow progress from the legislature, state civil liberties activists have launched a new project to better inform Iowans about access to government records. The Iowa ACLU’s new Open Government Project is an expansion...

UI convocation welcomes record-breaking class

JORDYN REILAND

August 22, 2011

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Rae Greving long knew she wanted to attend the University of Iowa. “My dad is an alumnus of the university, and I just really love the atmosphere of Iowa City,” said the incoming freshman. Greving was among the 4,500 freshmen...

UI plugs recycling at Sally Mason’s freshman party

DORA GROTE

August 22, 2011

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Several changes were made at the President’s Block Party this year to introduce incoming students to sustainable initiatives at the University of Iowa. This event was budgeted on $22,000, funded by the University Foundation,...

UISG to focus on student safety, landlords

KRISTEN EAST

August 22, 2011

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After a summer of extensive planning, University of Iowa Student Government President Elliot Higgins and Vice President Brittany Caplin said student safety is top priority this semester. With an overall budget of $114,700, Higgins...

UI convocation speaker lives off humor, excitement

BEN SCHUFF

August 22, 2011

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Storm Miller isn’t a thief. He just likes to have fun. What started out as an innocent “game” a couple of years ago resulted in a spoon collection that now counts more than 125 for the University of Iowa freshman. Miller...

Ex-Regents president Miles named to higher education board

DI STAFF

August 22, 2011

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The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges has named David Miles, the former regents’ president and current regent, to its Board of Directors, according to a press release. For the past year, Miles has...

Branstad kills Iowa involvement in high-speed rail

DI STAFF

August 22, 2011

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Gov. Terry Branstad’s decision to quash Iowa’s participation in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Coalition has created further debate over the profitability of high-speed railway in Iowa. Branstad’s action follows...

Iowa City man arrested after throwing pot out window

DI STAFF

August 22, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested a local man last week after he allegedly threw numerous bags of marijuana out of an apartment window. Christopher Strickland, 27, 1901 Broadway St. Apt 5, was charged July 14 with marijuana possession...

Local man charged after break-in

DI STAFF

August 22, 2011

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Iowa City police arrested an Iowa City man after he allegedly broke three windows of a home. James Albee, 20, 902 N. Dodge St. Apt. 6B, was charged Sunday with fourth-degree criminal mischief and public intoxication. The complaint...

Man arrested after breaking into art studio

DI STAFF

August 22, 2011

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Police arrested a local man after he allegedly broke into an art studio over the weekend. Christian Fleming, 20, 1024.5 Walnut St., was charged Friday with third-degree burglary, When confronted by the owner, Fleming repor...

Woman charged with shoplifting from Gordman’s

DI STAFF

August 22, 2011

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An Iowa City woman was charged with robbery Aug. 19 after she allegedly shoplifted from Gordmans. Ophelia Clemons, 47, 1053 Cross Park Ave. Apt. A, was charged Aug. 19 with second-degree robbery. According to a complaint from...