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Release: Nov. 7, 2000

Chili cook-off featured at Iowa/Northwestern alcohol-free tailgate

IOWA CITY, IOWA -- Chili lovers will want to be on hand when President Mary Sue Coleman, Vice President of Student Services Philip Jones, University of Iowa Student Government President Andy Stoll and Associated Residence Halls President Chris Galbreath compete at the chili cook-off during the alcohol-free pre-game tailgate Nov. 11 in Lot 14.

Those participating should plan to arrive at 9 a.m. before the Iowa vs. Northwestern game for chili sampling. Free hamburgers, hot dogs and chips, and soda will be served.

Lot 14 is located at the northeast corner of Melrose and Grand Avenues and is UI's designated alcohol-free lot. Football parking is available in all UI lots beginning at 7 a.m. for $5 per car. Game time this Saturday is 11:10 a.m.

Community co-sponsors are Dain-Rauscher and Mercy Hospital of Iowa City. Sponsorship for this and all Lot 14 alcohol-free tailgates is through the Stepping Up Project, a community and campus coalition to reduce the harmful effects of excessive drinking, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest health care philanthropy.

For more information, call Julie Phye at (319) 335-1349.