Report: Chem lab actions unsafe

A UI task force found a slew of inappropriate laboratory practices occurring in the Chemistry Building, which at least 11 occupants say have caused them to become ill since 2007, according to a report released Wednesday.

State may move to ban Everclear 151

State officials will meet today to discuss whether to halt sales of Everclear 151 in Iowa in response to an incident last week at Drake University.

Summit lawsuit may set precedent

Summit owner Mike Porter’s lawsuit against Iowa City could decide the future of the city’s PAULA-ratio policy. But an expected loss of revenue until then may be hard for the downtown bar to swallow.

Researcher studies woman without fear

When a stranger put a knife to S.M.’s throat and threatened to kill her, she didn’t even flinch.

Poll: Youth most critical of health bill

More than half of Americans believe health-care reform would do more harm than good and disapprove of how President Obama is settling into his job, according to a Hawkeye Poll released Wednesday.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki on display

Atomic bombs have taken over for action heroes in the Main Library’s exhibition lobby.

Redistricting panel meets with planners

The Iowa City School District’s redistricting committee engaged in an interactive PowerPoint presentation by its hired consultants at the committee’s first meeting on Wednesday night.

Some question police use of force

Some Iowa City citizens came with numerous complaints for the Police Citizen’s Review Board on Wednesday — especially about the Iowa City police’s use-of-force policy.

Spotlight Iowa City: Capturing Hawkeye football on film

Doting teenage girls in New Sharon, Iowa, think Erick Tjarks is the man. According to his 15-year-old sister Mackenzi, he knows Ricky Stanzi — sizable news for the town with one blinking stoplight.

Man charged with assault

Johnson County Sheriffs arrested a North Liberty man for allegedly attempting to assault a woman he had reportedly been harassing.

Woman charged with prostitution

Police arrested an Arizona woman after she allegedly admitted to soliciting herself.

UISG to hold freshman forum

UI Student Government freshmen senators proposed legislation to host a freshman forum.

Iowa reports 2 more flu deaths

Two more Iowans have died from H1N1, including a Johnson County adult, the Department of Public Health reported Wednesday.

Community Foundation celebrates giving

The Community Foundation of Johnson County has joined forces with 130 foundations across Iowa to celebrate charitable giving in honor of Community Foundation Week, which lasts until Nov. 18.

DNA Facility gets $2 million

The DNA Facility in the UI Carver College of Medicine received a $2 million operational endowment, officials announced Tuesday.

Obermann Center to probe industrialized food

Researchers from the UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies are exploring how industrialized food affects consumers in a variety of ways.

UI Health Care moves against premature births

UI Health Care is teaming up with the March of Dimes this month, which is Prematurity Awareness Month, to help improve Iowa’s premature birth rate.

Fire forces Parklawn evacuation

A small fire forced about 130 residents to evacuate the UI’s Parklawn Apartments on Wednesday morning.

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