The Daily Iowan

Melrose Ave. to see increase in gameday vendors

AMANDA HOFFMAN

September 2, 2011

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Hawkeye tailgaters will notice a handful of more rules than usual at this weekend’s game. The season-opener marks the first Saturday since Iowa City officials passed an ordinance tightening restrictions on vendors. University officials ...

Protesters call for local workers on UI building

MATT STARNS

September 2, 2011

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More than 80 protesters from 25 different union-related groups protested on the University of Iowa campus on Thursday morning, accusing a Chicago-based company of hiring too many out-of-state workers. This was the second protest...

UI collected more than $140K in dorm fines last year

ASMAA ELKEURTI

September 2, 2011

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Rolling a doobie as Steely Dan’s “Deacon Blues” played in the background is how University of Iowa sophomore Daniel Willams spent the last moments before his arrest. When he opened his door to find out why his friend had...

Planning and Zoning staffer becomes 10th IC city council candidate

ALISON SULLIVAN

September 2, 2011

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There are more than just bars downtown. Vitality in downtown Iowa City is one issue University of Iowa student Michelle Payne intends to focus on as the newest Iowa City City Council candidate. Payne, who officially filed to...

Iowa labor advocates look back at year of struggle

CHASTITY DILLARD

September 2, 2011

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As the Labor Day weekend approaches, labor advocates in eastern Iowa say the past year has seen struggles for workers’ rights in the state. “It’s been a tough year for labor, and that’s because there’s been a lot of...

Hawkeye tennis player leads by example

RYAN MURPHY

September 2, 2011

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Senior tennis player Will Vasos describes himself as a “pretty laid-back guy”. The 21-year-old Hawkeye loves watching “Entourage” and football, and he said he tries not to take things “too seriously.” But as soon...

Iowa City may hire lobbyist

DI STAFF

September 2, 2011

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Iowa City City Manager Tom Markus recommended the city hire a lobbyist to more effectively advocate for city issues to state government officials. In a letter to city councilors Thursday, Markus estimated a lobbyist would cost...

Alleged Pentacrest rapist to stand trial in 2012

DI STAFF

September 2, 2011

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The trial of a former University of Iowa student charged with third-degre sexual abuse will be pushed back, following a motion to compel hearing Thursday. Evan Pfeifer, 19, Lake Barrington, Ill., was charged April 4 with the...

AP: Athletics department paid $114M for marketing contract

DI STAFF

September 2, 2011

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The University of Iowa Athletics Department signed a 10-year contract extension worth $114 million with a sports marketing company in 2009, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Missouri-based Learfield Communications Inc....

Woman arrested for using daughter in drug deal

DI STAFF

September 2, 2011

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Lacresia White, 33, 1217 Burns Ave., was charged Wednesday with use of a minor in a drug trade, possession of a controlled substance, and child endangerment. According to a police complaint, on Aug. 31, White allegedly drove...

Sups approve ‘Constitution Week’

DI STAFF

September 2, 2011

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Sept. 17-23 of each year as “Constitution Week” at a meeting on Thursday. Sept. 17 will mark the 224th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional...

Murder trial set for later this month

DI STAFF

September 2, 2011

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Lawyers expect the murder trial of a local teenager to begin later this month and last around two weeks. Charles William Curtis Thompson was charged in the October 2009 shooting death of John Versypt, a landlord of several Broadway...