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Music scene eyes 21-ordinance

City Clerk Marian Karr foresees three alternatives that would allow Iowa City venues to survive 21-only: alcohol-free venues, prohibiting anyone under 21-years-old from entering after 10 p.m., or creating a written agreement to be approved by the Iowa City police chief.


Professors fire back at task force

A group of 138 UI faculty signatures appeared on a nearly full-page advertisement printed in Thursday’s Daily Iowan. The statement criticized the task force’s treatment of arts and humanities in its recommendations and suggested bias in department representation on the task forces.


Mason discusses 21-ordinance and retention

Mason said violence prompted her to support the 21-ordinance this time around. “When I sat down and met with a student who had just been beaten up horribly downtown by drunk individuals I was just horrified by what I saw,” she said.


Special Olympics athletes to fill IC

This weekend, a record 950 Special Olympics participants will flock to Iowa City to pack the Field House alongside 700 volunteers and 400 coaches for the 22nd-annual event. The athletes will travel from all over Iowa, and roughly 600 of the volunteers are from the Iowa City community.


Learning, not liquor, during break

Some students are beginning to associate their spring break with service and studying.


Student arrests crest during spring break months

Student Legal Services saw 95 students in March and 83 in April in 2009 — compared with 69 in February and 63 in May. Many of these cases were spring break-related and were often alcohol or drug charges, particularly marijuana, he said.


Police issue first curfew citation

Until March 1, police only doled out verbal warnings for curfew violations.


Spotlight Iowa City: Hungry Hobo owner brings ‘old-fashioned’ service

Tim Flynn’s customers range from Hawkeye athletes and University of Iowa professors to businessmen, lawyers, and construction workers.


Material witness pleads guilty to theft

A 19-year-old being held as a material witness in a murder investigation has pleaded guilty to an unrelated fourth-degree theft charge.


Man pleads not guilty to arson

An Iowa City man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree arson, according to court records.


Man charged with 4th OWI

Police have charged a man with his fourth OWI after an alleged hit-and-run accident.


School District posts redistricting information

The Iowa City School District posted a redistricting update in question-and-answer format on its website March 10.


Man hit with 64 counts of forgery

Police charged an Iowa City man with 64 counts of forgery for allegedly using stolen checks to gain more than $23,000.


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