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Helmet law splits Iowa

ABE TEKIPPE

July 6, 2009

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To wear a helmet or not to wear a helmet? In most states, motorcyclists don’t have to make the decision — the answer is a resounding “yes.” But Iowa remains one of three states without a mandatory motorcycle helmet law...

Courthouse sees layoffs

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 6, 2009

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Debbie Foster and her closest coworkers gathered at lunch amid rumors of layoffs. Their seniority — low as their spirits — didn’t allow them any security. If anyone was fired, it would be them. Foster — who has been...

Risky cancer-research projects sidelined, some say

ZHANRAN ZHAO

July 6, 2009

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A UI professor of geography and a member of the health management and policy department, Gerard Rushton makes maps showing the outbreak rates of various types of cancer — such as breast and colorectal cancer — in Iowa communities. His...

Thousands swarm to Jazz Festival

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

July 6, 2009

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As the smell of funnel cake and grilled burgers filled the air, the Iowa City community filled up with diversity, laughter, and loud music. The Iowa City annual Jazz Festival — a three-day event — concluded Sunday evening,...

Mourning the Iowa River, New Orleans style

CHRIS CURTLAND

July 6, 2009

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Six pallbearers carried a casket through the rain this weekend to the tune of “When the Saints Come Marching In,” followed by a herd of umbrellas. They held a New Orleans-style funeral for the Iowa River, ranked as the third-most...

Faced with bulging high-school enrollment, board considers expanding, redrawing districts

DAVID GREEN

July 6, 2009

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More kids need more space. More space needs money to build. There’s the rub. With the Iowa City School Board having to cut $6 million from the budget, the question of how and when to approach these issues has become a hot...

Infusing jazz with a Latin accent

ADAM SALAZAR

July 6, 2009

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Think of jazz music, and the images of Louie Armstrong, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane come to mind. All too often, artists such as Tito Puente and Chano Pozo are left in the dark — until recently. They spice...

Alexander, Johnson spark Game Time win

ROBBIE LEHMAN

July 6, 2009

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The Hawkeye duo of Kachine Alexander and Morgan Johnson recorded double-doubles to propel Coralville Hy-Vee past Goodfellow Printing/ Imprinted Sportswear, 71-64, during Game Time League action in North Liberty on July 2. Hy-Vee...

League play a transitional test for incoming freshman hoopsters

SEAN MORGAN

July 6, 2009

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The leap from prep sports to college can shine a spotlight on a player’s strengths and weaknesses. For incoming freshmen, Game Time serves as a transitional stage for improving on their game before putting on an Iowa uniform. L.L....

Prime Time coach a vet of the hardwood

TRAVIS VARNER

July 6, 2009

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Ray Swetalla has coached basketball for more than 35 years, and he has no plans of stopping in the future. He first appreciated basketball at a young age, and his love for the game has kept him associated with it for as long as...

Incoming basketball frosh Payne has the spark

ZACH CHRISWELL

July 6, 2009

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Growing up, Cully Payne had one dream — to one day play in the NBA. That dream will be one step closer to reality when the incoming Iowa point guard takes his game to the collegiate level later this year. Payne credits his...

Football Briefs

DI SPORTS STAFF

July 6, 2009

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LB Coleman may transfer Reports surfacing over the Internet this past weekend indicate that Iowa junior linebacker Jacody Coleman may not return to play for the Hawkeyes this fall. When contacted Sunday afternoon by The Daily Iow...