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City officials re-examine bus route following downtown bus stop fights

ALISON SULLIVAN

May 10, 2012

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Andrea Gathings settles into her usual place at the back of the bus. The 16-year-old is riding the Lakeside route heading toward the Southeast Side. Soon she's surrounded by friends and classmates. The noise quickly escalates as th...

UI officials look for other options following denied FEMA appeal

ASMAA ELKEURTI

May 10, 2012

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the University of Iowa's second appeal for funding to replace the Art Museum on Wednesday. Yet despite the setback, state and university officials said they still plan to look for...

Alcohol crime shifts following 21-ordinance

CHRIS RUSH - SPECIAL TO THE DAILY IOWAN

May 10, 2012

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In the two years since Iowa City implemented its 21-ordinance, many have expressed interest in analyzing how the ordinance has altered rates of alcohol-related crime and arrests. Raw statistics from the Iowa City police suggest...

UI and city officials met to discuss plans for reducing alcohol consumption on campus for fall 2012

JENNY EARL

May 10, 2012

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For the first time in a decade, the University of Iowa saw a 6 percent decrease in the student high-risk drinking rate in 2011. But high-risk drinking rates still remained almost twice as high as the national average — at 64.5...

Locals applaud President Obama’s declaration to support gay marriage

JORDYN REILAND

May 10, 2012

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Many Iowans and gay-rights activists say the president's formal endorsement of same-sex marriage opens the door for stronger national support for same-sex couples. President Obama told ABC News in an interview aired Wednesday...

Some still unclear on Freeman-Murdah’s legal responsibility in failure to report

BETH BRATSOS

May 10, 2012

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During the second day of a trial involving the alleged failure of a mandatory reporter to fulfill her duties in a sexual-abuse case, several testimonies attested as to whether or not Susan Freeman-Murdah legally should have reported...

Local man charged with forgery

DI STAFF

May 10, 2012

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A local man has been arrested for allegedly forging three checks. Keethan Roland, 20, 3536 Shamrock Place, was charged with three charges of forgery and third-degree theft. According to an Iowa City police complaint, between...

Man charged after allegedly possessing almost 70 grams of marijuana

DI STAFF

May 10, 2012

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An Iowa City man was charged with allegedly possessing 68 grams of marijuana. Kory Meister, 22, 504 S. Johnson St. #3, was charged Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance to keep or permit use in a structure of a vehicle,...

DI Female Athlete of the Year: Becky Stoughton

TORK MASON

May 10, 2012

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Becky Stoughton set the record books ablaze in 2011-12. The freshman from Peoria, Ill., holds five school records — in the 200, 500, 1,000, and 1,650 freestyles and the 400 individual medley — and reset each of those records...

Point/counterpoint: Without Stoughton, who was Iowa’s Female Athlete of the Year?

DI STAFF

May 10, 2012

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Sonja Molnar, tennis Iowa women's tennis player Sonja Molnar should have been named The Daily Iowan's Female Athlete of the Year. Molnar was a five-star recruit coming out of high school, and she lived up to every expectation; ...

Hawkeye softball’s Hoffman getting jump start on college career

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

May 10, 2012

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The Iowa softball team is half a game behind Michigan in the Big Ten standings, and the Hawkeyes have three games to try to jump ahead of the Wolverines. Final exams will be over for the athletes and they can focus entirely on...

Women’s soccer leads college sports in concussion regularity

CODY GOODWIN

May 10, 2012

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Junior Seau's recent death has once again sparked conversation about concussions and their effects on the athletes of today and the retirees of tomorrow. It's easy to assume football is the college leader in concussions. The...