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In a renewed push for 21-ordinance, UI, City Council team up

For the first time, UI officials are publicly supporting the idea of making city bars 21-only, and councilors said they want to vote on it this month.


Council shifts on 21-ordinance

For roughly a decade, the Iowa City City Council has repeatedly but unsuccessfully tried to pass an ordinance limiting bar entry age to persons over 21. This time, it could be different.


Program discounts eye surgery for soldiers

Iowa National Guard soldiers set to be deployed to Afghanistan may be eligible to receive discounted laser eye surgery before April 30.


UI lecturer Gettemy aims for Loebsack’s seat

UI instructor and local entrepreneur Rob Gettemy hopes to take small-government principles to Washington, D.C.


Friends, mother say defendant wouldn’t hurt anyone

Jonathan Schiefer is accused of third-degree sexual abuse and first-degree burglary stemming from an incident involving a former UI student in April 2008. His trial continues today.


Executive Council organizes forum to address task force concerns

UI Provost Wallace Loh and Graduate College Dean John Keller will face questions and concerns about the task force on graduate programs.


Spotlight Iowa City: Changing the perception of aging

Mercedes Bern-Klug, a UI assistant professor of social work, is the head of the Aging Studies Program in the School of Social Work. There, she works with students from different disciplines to find how they can alter the social environment in nursing homes.


Council to revise cab ordinance

The Iowa City City council decided to only ban flashing lights on city cabs.


2 UI students win Hearst Awards

Two University of Iowa students have been honored with college’s most prestigious award in journalism. The Hearst Journalism Awards Program awarded Scott Miller second place in the sports-writing category and Jillian Petrus fourth place for television broadcast.


Magazine recognizes Longfellow area

The Longfellow Neighborhood was nationally recognized by This Old House magazine in its March issue for being one of this year’s “Best Old-House Neighborhoods.”


Man charged with drug possession

Demetrius Bledsoe, 28, Coralville, was charged with third-offense possession of a controlled substance.


Area man pleads guilty to assault, false imprisonment

A North Liberty man pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury and false imprisonment stemming from a 2008 incident, according to court documents.


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