The Daily Iowan

Downtown District to beautify benches through art

JENNY EARL

April 30, 2012

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Taylor Ross said hip-hop puts him in the right mindset to create art. With a park bench as his canvas and nothing more than a few spray paint cans, the 22-year-old grooved to the music pulsing through his headphones as he put...

Thailand visitors stop in Iowa City to learn about local government

DEREK KELLISON

April 30, 2012

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Two visitors from Thailand say their country is pushing for strong local governments, and they are stopping in Iowa City this week to examine the city's political structure. Radio Thailand reporter Thanawan Chumsaeng and Karn...

UI students and community to protest alleged size discrimination at The Union Bar

LOGAN EDWARDS

April 30, 2012

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The reported discrimination that one University of Iowa student alleged faced at the Union Bar has led to a proposed rally at the bar's doorstep. UI junior Jordan Ramos alleges she was stopped by a Union employee March 3 upon...

Ethics board may approach state legislature over nomination petition concerns

LUKE VOELZ

April 30, 2012

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A complaint against Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett has incited debate over public nomination petitions in Iowa. Slockett, who is running against Democrat Travis Weipert for county auditor in a June 5 primary, was accused...

City officials say new ‘buy’ policy will boost local businesses

JORDYN REILAND

April 30, 2012

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Iowa City may see more local businesses bidding out non-local competitors. The Iowa City City Council adopted a new "Buy Local" procurement policy at a meeting April 17. The policy would allow local business bids coming...

Occupy Iowa City members plan a May Day event

CHASTITY DILLARD

April 30, 2012

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The May Day holiday will become a rallying point for the Occupy organization both in Iowa City and nationally as protests are expected to sprout up again Tuesday. "We are living through some pretty serious times as far as...

Local woman leads support group

DORA GROTE

April 30, 2012

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Judi Gust dedicates her life to keeping the Eastern Iowa Parkinson's Disease Support Group enthusiastic and active, with a passion for nursing and helping others. "What is so neat about this group is that everyone participates,"...

A North Liberty man was charged with allegedly possessing six pounds of marijuana

DI STAFF

April 30, 2012

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A North Liberty man has been arrested for allegedly possessing six pounds of marijuana. Timothy Coleman, 21, North Liberty was charged April 26 with a controlled-substance violation and a tax-stamp violation. According to a...

Tang will be represented by two new lawyers

DI STAFF

April 30, 2012

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Peng Tang, an Iowa City man charged with first-degree kidnapping, has changed attorneys. Tang, 21, 923 E. College St. No. 8, will now be represented by Eric Tindal and Clemens Erdahl, according to online court documents. Tang...

Roberts: NFL doesn’t respect Iowa wideouts

SETH ROBERTS

April 30, 2012

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Conspiracy theories don't do a whole lot for me. Tupac doesn't live in Cuba; the government had nothing to do with 9/11; the Cubs would suck with or without Billy Sianis' goat. But the weekend's NFL draft raised a question that...

Drake Relays: Doris topples two obstacles en route to flag

CODY GOODWIN

April 30, 2012

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DES MOINES — You'll never see a bigger smile on Troy Doris' face. He was down to his final chance in the 2012 Drake Relays triple jump. He and Florida's Omar Craddock had gone neck and neck throughout the event, though the...

Hawkeye softball surges to mercy rule on senior day

BEN ROSS

April 30, 2012

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The Iowa softball team emerged the victor of a three-game series against a Big Ten opponent for the third weekend in a row this past weekend, as the Black and Gold took two out of three from Indiana. There was little scoring...