The Daily Iowan

Samuel Becker, namesake for UI’s Becker Communications Building, dies at 89

BRIANNA JETT

November 9, 2012

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The University of Iowa lost a cherished friend Thursday. Samuel Becker, the eponym of the Becker Communications Building, died at the age of 89. Those who knew him insist he was much more than just a name. Former UI President...

Iowa City may lift 500-foot rule for bars outside downtown

NICK HASSETT

November 9, 2012

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Iowa City restaurants outside of downtown may soon benefit from a change in the city’s zoning code — a move several downtown business owners support. One item that could merit future discussion is an amendment to a city...

Kid Captain: Adam Weckel races ATVs, plays basketball with prosthetic arm

STACEY MURRAY

November 9, 2012

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Adam Weckel will zoom past his competitors on his ATV and cross the finish line in first place. Weckel, a 12-year-old from Bettendorf, lost his left forearm from the elbow down after doctors found a malignant tumor in his muscl...

Decision on Stutsman’s replacement remains unseen

BRENT GRIFFITHS

November 9, 2012

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The election may be over, but at least one more decision remains in the Johnson County government. Johnson County Supervisor Sally Stutsman was elected to the Iowa House seat in newly formed House District 77. Stutsman will vacate...

Late night movies return to Bijou Theater

LAUREN COFFEY

November 9, 2012

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The Bijou has always prided itself on showing independent films that are not your typical mainstream movies. Starting next semester, however, it will once again begin showing more late-night movies that college students may be...

UI’s Red Flag campaign brings awareness to dating violence

TIERRA SIMPSON

November 9, 2012

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When Jacob Oppenheimer’s fraternity brother started withdrawing from his friends and struggling with his classes, Oppenheimer knew something was wrong. “We saw the signs, but we didn’t identify what was going...

Mom and Dad of the Year honored after home hit with two tornadoes

QUENTIN MISIAG

November 9, 2012

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Made of more than simple brick and mortar, communities are built upon local leadership, active volunteerism, and in general, people who genuinely care for not themselves but the place they call home and the people who define it. Following...

Iowa City staff recommends change in duration of mobile vendor permits

KRISTEN EAST

November 9, 2012

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The city staff has proposed that the duration of a mobile-vending permit be changed from one year to three years in order to provide consistency. The city staff would also like to limit the ownership interest to three carts. The...

Downtown District wants dogs in the Ped Mall

KRISTEN EAST

November 9, 2012

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Pet lovers may soon be allowed to have their dogs with them on the Pedestrian Mall. The Iowa City Downtown District has requested that the city councilors amend the city code to allow dogs on the Ped Mall. The ordinance would...

City Council to vote on urban chicken ordinance

KRISTEN EAST

November 9, 2012

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Iowa City city councilors will once again consider an ordinance to allow the keeping of backyard chickens. The City Council will vote on the first consideration of an ordinance that would allow Iowa City residents to keep backyard...

North Liberty man charged with indecent exposure

KRISTEN EAST

November 9, 2012

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A North Liberty man has been accused of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and indecent exposure after receiving a car ride home from a woman. According to a complaint from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Peter...

UI and City’s UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership Program honored

BRENT GRIFFITHS

November 9, 2012

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A joint partnership between the University of Iowa and Iowa City was honored at a conference in Ames, according to a city press release. UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership Program, a housing-stabilization and neighborhood-rehabilitation...