The Daily Iowan

Iowa City businesses giving back ‘For The Kids’

QUENTIN MISIAG

January 21, 2013

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The University of Iowa Dance Marathon has raised more than $11.2 million since 1995. And as its 2013 Big Event nears, officials say their continued success would not be possible without numerous local business partnerships. “To...

Iowa City remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

LAUREN COFFEY

January 21, 2013

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As the University of Iowa and Iowa City community continue their annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. this week, several voices say there is still progress to be made locally to advance many of King’s dreams. “The...

UI officials expect flu increase as students return

BRIANNA JETT

January 21, 2013

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Caught in the coughs and sneezes of students, the influenza virus looms in the minds of local officials as the University of Iowa comes back to life after winter break. This year’s flu not only came early, it also hit...

Local moped company expands following rising demand

CASSIDY RILEY

January 21, 2013

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With gas prices inching toward the $4 mark and buses becoming increasingly congested, student demand for alternative transportation has risen. Tommy Le, co-owner of local moped sales and rental service MopedU, said University...

Jail officials to consider educational viewing material following lawsuit

NICK HASSETT

January 21, 2013

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A lawsuit stemming from a disagreement over explicit movies shown to inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary has prompted local jail administrators to say such movies have no place in their facilities. Administrators at the state...

Mount Pleasant senior, former Dance Marathon kid hits the mat after leukemia battle

STACEY MURRAY

January 21, 2013

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Most wrestlers strive to keep the winter weight from complicating their seasons in an emotionally and physically demanding sport, but Dillyn Mumme, a Mount Pleasant, Iowa, senior, struggles to keep 132 pounds on his 5- 7 frame...

Iowa City to consider rehabilitating vacant bar

NICK HASSETT

January 21, 2013

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The City Council Economic Development Committee has recommended that a vacant building be renovated for office and commercial use. The former Field House Bar facility could be renovated as part of the downtown urban-renewal plan...

Iowa City City Council to vote on landfill reconstruction

NICK HASSETT

January 21, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will consider a resolution allowing for the reconstruction of a section of the city landfill that was damaged by fire. The resolution establishes plans, specifications, and the estimated cost of the...

Change could come for Iowa City entertainment venue policy

NICK HASSETT

January 21, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will vote on the first consideration of amendments to the entertainment-venue policy regarding age restrictions. The changes would allow those 19 years or older to remain in entertainment venues until...

Iowa City City Council to consider endorsement of controversial schools policy

NICK HASSETT

January 21, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will vote on a resolution endorsing the Iowa City School District’s revenue-purpose statement and supporting a policy to address socioeconomic and enrollment imbalance in the district. The policy,...

Woman charged for driving while barred

REBECCA MORIN

January 21, 2013

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An Iowa City woman has been arrested for allegedly possessing a controlled substance and for driving while her license was barred for being a habitual offender. North Liberty police stopped a vehicle reportedly operated by Veronica...

Coralville man charged after fleeing the scene of a burglary

REBECCA MORIN

January 21, 2013

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A Coralville man was arrested after fleeing the scene of an alleged burglary after a witness heard a loud noise. Derrick Harris Jr., 19, was charged on Jan. 17 with third-degree burglary. Harris reportedly was seen fleeing an...