The Daily Iowan

City Manager: IC backyard chicken ordinance feasible

KRISTEN EAST

July 27, 2012

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The chickens are back. The Iowa City City Council is scheduled to once again discuss the possibility of implementing a backyard-chicken ordinance during a work session on July 31. City Councilors will decide whether the item...

The Daily Iowan‘s summer in review

KRISTEN EAST and JORDYN REILAND

July 27, 2012

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Iowa City Landfill burns After two months of discussion between city officials over the fire at the Iowa City Landfill, city officials say much of the burning has been contained. Rick Fosse, the city’s public-works dir...

The Tool Box ‘sex-positive’ shop signs new lease

NICHOLAS MILLER

July 27, 2012

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After receiving a lease-termination notice from MidWestOne bank in November 2011, the Tool Box has come to an agreement with the property trustee and signed a lease for another year. Owner Julia Schaefer said she is relieved...

Rummage in the Ramp starts today, focuses on sustainability

JOE HITCHON

July 27, 2012

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While some would consider hauling heavy couches and bookshelves in the heat of summer to be rather unpleasant, Rummage in the Ramp is designed to be a convenience for those arduous lease changeover days at the end of July. “Such...

County placing importance on weather warning sirens in rural areas

DI STAFF

July 27, 2012

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors discussed placing emergency sirens in rural areas on Thursday. Supervisors discussed the importance of outdoor warning sirens to alert residents in rural areas. Dave Wilson, coordinator...

Johnson County local food policy council is up and running

DI STAFF

July 27, 2012

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The Johnson County local food-policy council is up and running. Members of the food council spoke at the Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday, held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The council was created in...

UI announces new research foundation executive director

DI STAFF

July 27, 2012

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The University of Iowa named its executive director for the Research Foundation Thursday. According to a UI news release, Zev Sunleaf will head the foundation beginning Aug. 1. He has been the interim executive director for the...

Children’s Hospital receives Health Corps funding for research

DI STAFF

July 27, 2012

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The University of Iowa announced Thursday the UI Child Health Specialty Clinics will receive another year of funding for a project designed to improve the health and quality of life of Iowans. According to a UI news release,...

Council to approve ordinance vacating air rights for Moen development

DI STAFF

July 27, 2012

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The Iowa City City Council will consider an ordinance vacating and conveying air rights within the public right of way located adjacent to the property at 114 S. Dubuque St. Construction of developer Marc Moen’s 14-story...

Council approves track construction agreement

DI STAFF

July 27, 2012

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The City Council held a special meeting Thursday afternoon to approve a track-construction agreement with the Iowa Interstate Railroad. Approving the agreement allowed the city to both save money and keep the completion of the...

Today’s Obituaries

DI STAFF

July 27, 2012

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Randy L. Rotzinger, 55, of North Liberty died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.  A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Randy’s life will be held from 3-6 pm on Wednesday, August 1 at Lensing...

Hawks cautiously pursuing a Penn State player

SAM LOUWAGIE

July 27, 2012

Filed under Sports

CHICAGO — Bill O’Brien compared the past few days to “NFL free agency, without the rules.” O’Brien, the first-year Penn State head coach, told ESPN Radio on Wednesday morning that Ferentz was one of a ...