The Daily Iowan

Iowa, national beef prices continue to rise despite uncertainty in the market

BRIANNA JETT

February 19, 2013

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The effects of last year’s drought continue to have an effect — including on the price of beef. Prices for beef have continued to rise well into winter. “It’s a combination of the drought affecting pastures...

Iowa Regent under fire for reaching out to Mason regarding professor’s ethanol research

STACEY MURRAY

February 19, 2013

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An Iowa legislator criticized the state Board of Regents President Pro Tem Bruce Rastetter after he reached out to University of Iowa President Sally Mason regarding a UI professor’s research. “The Board of Regents...

Judge dismisses ex-UI official’s lawsuit

ASSOCIATED PRESS

February 19, 2013

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IOWA CITY — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former University of Iowa administrator that claimed a St. Louis law firm defamed him in a report criticizing his handling of a 2007 reported sexual assault...

Iowa City City Council eliminates midnight curfew for entertainment venues

NICK HASSETT

February 19, 2013

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It’s official: 19- and 20-year-olds in Iowa City will now be able to see shows after midnight without fears of being  ticketed by police. The Iowa City City Council unanimously approved the final reading of the ordinance,...

Iowa City School Board tables action on superintendent limitations

STACEY MURRAY

February 19, 2013

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The Iowa City School Board tabled discussion on a change in superintendent limitations Tuesday night. The discussion comes after the Feb. 5 approval of a new revenue-purpose statement for the district. A provision in the statement...

UISG grants nearly $470K for nine organizations

JONATHAN SOLIS

February 19, 2013

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The University of Iowa Student Government granted nine organizations a total of $468,419 for the next fiscal year on Tuesday evening. These organizations fall into a group called collaboratively funded organizations, which draw...

Teen accused of attempted murder in custody on $500K bond

JORDYN REILAND

February 19, 2013

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A teen accused of stabbing a female customer used an 8-inch knife, and the woman feared the assault would continue had it not been stopped. Heather Stanfield, 17, has been charged with attempted murder, and she is currently...

Iowa City City Council approves landfill contractor

NICK HASSETT

February 19, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council approved the bid of a contractor Tuesday night for the reconstruction of an area of the Iowa City Landfill that was damaged by fire last year. The council awarded the contract to J.B. Holland, a construction...

Iowa City defers action on garbage-can plans

NICK HASSETT

February 19, 2013

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After the Iowa City City Council seemed split on the issue of waste-container location, the council decided to defer action on the matter until a future meeting. The ordinance would have required that waste containers on residential...

UIHC now offering walk-in mammograms each Wednesday

MICHELLE KIM

February 19, 2013

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The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics is now offering walk-in mammography treatments every Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., a move officials say was prompted by an increased interest in the service. The UIHC has provided...

Iowa City approves taxicab changes

NICK HASSETT

February 19, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council has approved a change of rules for taxis in Iowa City. The council passed a resolution removing issuance dates established by a previous council resolution, as well as setting fees and insurance requirements...

Man accused of slashing all four tires of parked car

REBECCA MORIN

February 19, 2013

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An Iowa man has been arrested for allegedly slashing all four tires of a vehicle parked in a driveway. Frank Samec, 44, was charged Feb. 18 with second-degree criminal mischief. North Liberty police officials made contact with...