The Daily Iowan

The Airliner surrenders 21-ordinance exemption following PAULA struggle

KRISTEN EAST

May 3, 2012

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Following the city's change in the accepted PAULA ratio earlier this year, the Airliner Bar and Restaurant surrendered its exemption to the 21-ordinance Monday. Jim Rinella, the owner of the Airliner, 22 S. Clinton St., said...

City officials order Union to dismantle dance platform

DI STAFF

May 3, 2012

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Following an alleged case of size discrimination at the Union Bar, 121 E. College St., city officials have ordered the bar to dismantle its dance platform. The Department of Housing and Inspection Services inspected the bar on...

UIHC doctors develop breakthrough in respiratory technology

DEREK KELLISON

May 3, 2012

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Though some might not expect innovative health technology to be found in a video-game system, two assistant professors at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are playing with the possibilities. Junyi Xia and Alfredo...

UI professor simulates schizophrenia during class

DORA GROTE

May 3, 2012

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Joseph Sulentic grasped a cane firmly in his hand and hobbled over to the whiteboard, calmly writing a question before suddenly turning around blowing a piercing whistle. Students jolted back in their seats confused as Sulentic...

UI students present community conscious pieces

ASMAA ELKEURTI

May 3, 2012

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Lara Netolicky retold the story of Vanessa, who spends two hours a day getting to school and back.   The UI sophomore's project was only one of many stories told Wednesday evening to a local audience about issues Iowa City community members...

Local Uptown Bill’s staple starts Friday afternoon chess group

JULIA JESSEN

May 3, 2012

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Ed Gaines sat in his electric wheelchair, fresh from a chess victory, and crooned a couple of his favorite songs. "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen," he warbled, smiling a big infectious smile. Gaines, who has had...

Iowa City Police investigate local infant’s death

DI STAFF

May 3, 2012

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According to an Iowa City police press release, on April 30 at 12:06 p.m., the police, the Iowa City Fire Department, and the Johnson County Ambulance Service responded to 2018 Waterfront Dr. #120 after a 911 call reported a baby...

Police: Woman used heroin in pharmacy bathroom with 4-year-old present

DI STAFF

May 3, 2012

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Police allege that they discovered a North Liberty woman coming out of a pharmacy restroom under the influence of drugs. Tiffany Lewis, 30, North Liberty was charged Tuesday with child endangerment and possession of a controlled...

Local man was charged with theft

DI STAFF

May 3, 2012

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A local woman was charged with allegedly cashing a check without the intention of paying the victim back. Tina Stroud, 42, 960 Spring Ridge Drive, was charged April 29 with second-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police...

Iowa trackster Rickels gaining positive momentum

TORK MASON

May 3, 2012

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Iowa's Keaton Rickels may have fallen during the 400-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays, but it hasn't seemed to hurt his reputation among his coaches and teammates. Rickels — who tripped over the second-to-last hurdle of his...

Iowa softball’s Zoeller finds success in new role on the diamond

BEN ROSS

May 3, 2012

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Michelle Zoeller came into the 2012 season as the incumbent at third base for the Iowa softball team. The sophomore walked on to the team last year and started 41 games at the position for the Hawkeyes. She found out that nothing...

Looper brings new pitching to Iowa softball

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

May 3, 2012

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The Iowa softball team's pitchers stand 5 feet away from their targets with softballs in their hands. Junior Chelsea Lyon and sophomore Kayla Massey whip the ball forward, only using their elbows, forearms, and fingers. They hyper-focus...