The Daily Iowan

BenchMarks wraps up second public art chapter

QUENTIN MISIAG

July 18, 2013

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A typewriter spilling over letters of the alphabet. The lone brush streaking a sea of vibrant colors. Or a still image of a man sprawled out reading a book. To the casual passerby, these ideas, literally splattered across more...

City looking to amend 500-foot spacing ordinance

KRISTEN EAST

July 18, 2013

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The story of bars closing has become a familiar narrative in downtown Iowa City since officials passed several ordinances targeting the growth of drinking establishments. But city officials now say one of these laws, which restricts...

Stanley Hall to feature new bathrooms

ROBERT CROZIER

July 18, 2013

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The ongoing Stanley Hall renovations mark the final step in an effort to modernize dormitory bathrooms on campus stretching back 15 years, but this is only the first of three summers the current project will take to complete. Students...

Iowa City police welcome new officer

KRISTEN EAST

July 18, 2013

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The Iowa City police recently welcomed a new officer to the force. Dustin Carolan was officially welcomed to the Police Department on Monday during a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall. Carolan, 30, hails from Decorah, Iowa,...

Local retailers participating in Thanksgiving in July food drive

KRISTEN EAST

July 18, 2013

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Downtown Iowa City retailers will collect nonperishable food items this weekend for the 15th Annual Thanksgiving in July Community-Wide Food Drive. Those who donate food will be entered in a raffle to win one of three gift baskets...

Woman charged with first-degree arson

KRISTEN EAST

July 18, 2013

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A Carter Lake, Iowa, woman has been charged after she allegedly set a fire using gasoline in an apartment building. Nicole Kramer, 25, was charged on Jan. 29, 2011, with first-degree arson. According to an Iowa City police complaint,...

Man charged after smashing car taillights with glass bottle while naked

KRISTEN EAST

July 18, 2013

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A local man has been charged after he allegedly smashed the taillights of a car with a glass bottle while naked. Sean Flaherty, 42, was charged Wednesday with third-degree criminal mischief after officers said they witnessed...

City Councilors to move on Moss Urban Village renewal project

KRISTEN EAST

July 18, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will likely move forward with plans for the Moss Green Urban Village project. The city councilors will consider approval of an amendment to the project on July 23. Amendment 1 to the urban-renewal plan...

Iowa City police launch chaplain program

KRISTEN EAST

July 18, 2013

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The Iowa City police will launch a Chaplain Corps program after several officers and chaplains recently attended an annual training conference. The Chaplian Corps is a volunteer service composed of men and women who assist victims,...

City staff recommends denial of Field House bar’s alcohol license renewal

KRISTEN EAST

July 18, 2013

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Iowa City officials have recommended that the Iowa City City Council deny a liquor-license request from owners of the Field House. Owners Rafer Mateer, David Carey, and Joann Bear applied for a one-year liquor license renewal,...

City Council set to discuss 21-ordinance’s future

KRISTEN EAST

July 18, 2013

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The Iowa City City Council will discuss the future of the 21-ordinance during its work session on July 23. Last month, the Iowa City City Clerk’s Office confirmed that a petition submitted by two downtown bar operators, calling...

Public health professors establish new scholarship

KRISTEN EAST

July 18, 2013

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A new scholarship will support students pursuing advanced degrees in the University of Iowa College of Public Health’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Health. Professor Emeritus Craig Zwerling and Professor...