The Daily Iowan

Sexual-abuse trial begins

OLIVIA MORAN

February 18, 2009

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Micah Matthews, a 33-year-old man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in 2007, sat still at his trial on Tuesday as witnesses described the victim as now “traumatized” and “broken.” “I feel like her...

Students & music teachers

EMILY MELVOLD

February 18, 2009

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Matt Logan is a UI music-therapy student and a teacher on the side. Drawing from the classroom and previous experience, he makes money while adding to his own education. He’s one of a number of UI music students who spread...

One UI senior is living for the thin air

MICHELE DANNO

February 18, 2009

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This year, UI student Josh Kingry had to take out $5,000 in student loans. But he definitely didn’t use it all for school. The 22-year-old used half of it to fund climbing Mount Rainier with friend Ryan Fisher in what Kingry...

UI institute to aid Postville

ASHLEY HAUGO

February 18, 2009

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The UI Institute of Public Affairs will help devastated Postville plan a new future — free of charge. As Postville residents work to get back on their feet, the Institute of Public Affairs will step in to lend a hand. The insti...

UISG-grad student spat continues

MICHELE DANNO

February 18, 2009

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UI Student Government officials made it clear Tuesday they will not recognize recent action by the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students. On Feb. 11, the Executive Council unanimously passed a bill to withdraw...

Coralville mulls local-option tax

KASSIE FRIEDRICHS

February 18, 2009

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The Coralville City Council discussed funding a storm-sewer system flood-mitigation project with money from a proposed local-option sales tax at its work session Tuesday night. The flood-mitigation project proposes to protect...

‘Newbie’ senior sparks softball offense

MIKE SLUSARK

February 18, 2009

Filed under Sports

Sam Heinzman found herself in an oddly familiar situation when she arrived at Iowa. “I was referred to as ‘the new people’ with the freshmen,” she said. “It kind of felt like I was reliving my freshman year all over...

Underdog AquaHawks determined heading into Big Ten championships

EVELYN LAU

February 18, 2009

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Underdogs all season, the members of the Iowa women’s swimming and diving team feel as though they have something to prove. The AquaHawks will compete in the Big Ten championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., this week, hoping to improve...

Lady Hawks look to the relays

EVELYN LAU

February 18, 2009

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Marc Long knows the importance of relay teams in competition. As team captain of the Iowa men’s swimming team in 1989, he was a member of the Big Ten record-setting 200-freestyle relay team that broke an NCAA record. In...

Record breaking senior is leaving his mark on UI

ZACH SMITH

February 18, 2009

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A typical NCAA field-athlete possesses a combination of strength, balance, and quickness. Iowa senior John Hickey certainly has all three of those essentials. But the Piermont, N.Y., native would be better described as explosive...

Major-league umpire talks baseball, steroids

RYAN YOUNG

February 18, 2009

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From pine tar to steroids, major-league umpire Tim McClelland has seen it. After graduating from umpire school and ascending the minor-league ladder, McClelland has been behind the plate during several historical games, such as...

Foxy Shazam, ‘Evel Knievel’ of rock and roll brings act to Picador

MELEA ANDRYS

February 18, 2009

Filed under Arts

Though the name Foxy Shazam would be a perfect title for a blaxploitation film, five guys from Ohio think it’s also fitting for their own special brand of piano-driven punk. “[Foxy Shazam] was formed about the same way as...