The Daily Iowan

Hines wins award

DI STAFF

December 2, 2009

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UI senior and Daily Iowan reporter Holly Hines won 11th place in the Feature Writing competition of the 2009-10 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. She went up against almost 150 entrants from 75 journalism schools across the country. Her...

Food Bank breaks record

DI STAFF

December 2, 2009

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The Iowa City Crisis Center Food Bank served a record number of families last month. On average, 959 families used the service per week in November. Program director Sarah Benson-Witry said November is typically a high-demand...

Man charged with reckless driving, mischief

DI STAFF

December 2, 2009

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Johnson County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Solon man after he allegedly caused more than $1,600 in damages to street signs and mailboxes. Brandon Anderson, 24, was charged with reckless driving and second-degree criminal...

Council delays fee decision

DI STAFF

December 2, 2009

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The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday evening deferred its decision on a possible franchise fee until Dec. 7. The fee would go help fund a new Iowa City fire station. The franchise fee would tax up to 5 percent of the total...

Leading athletes by faith

AMIE KIEHN

December 2, 2009

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Jim Goodrich is seated, waiting patiently on a stiff black couch inside the Hawkeye Football Complex. Fitted with soft-rimmed glasses and what appears to be his signature, worn running shoes, the director of Athletes in Action...

Iowa loses 70-64 against Virginia Tech

SCOTT MILLER

December 2, 2009

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The Iowa men’s basketball team faced an unfamiliar conundrum inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena Tuesday night against Virginia Tech. The Hawkeyes shot ball exquisitely well from outside — so well, in fact, that sophomore Anthony...

Commentary: Tucker’s progress might be key

BRENDAN STILES

December 2, 2009

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Before Tuesday night, the Iowa men’s basketball team had struggled all season long from 3-point range. It even reached the point where the inside play of both Jarryd Cole and Brennan Cougill meant the difference between victory...

Women’s track taking strides to improve program

MICHELE DANNO

December 2, 2009

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Rebuilding is an understatement for the 2010 Iowa women’s track season. Despite the Hawkeyes’ 11th-place finish in the Big Ten last year, the program managed to recruit 23 freshmen from around the country — their hometowns...

Women’s basketball faces Boston College in Challenge

JORDAN GARRETSON

December 2, 2009

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Despite taking place on the familiar floor of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the contest against Boston College (3-3) at 7:30 p.m. today poses a difficult challenge for the Iowa women’s basketball team (5-2). The game will be Iowa’s...

Volleyball hopeful for future

EVELYN LAU

December 2, 2009

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After tying for the best start in school history, the Iowa volleyball team lost much of its steam near the end of its season. The Hawkeyes ended their 2009 campaign with a 3-0 loss to Indiana on Nov. 28 to finish 13-19 overall,...

Men’s track to hold throwing clinic

DI STAFF

December 2, 2009

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Iowa men’s field throwers from past and present, along with the current Iowa assistant coach Scott Cappos and Illinois coach Mike Turk will host the 2010 Iowa Hawkeye Track and Field Shot Put and Discus Clinic. The clinic will...

51 Iowa athletes honored for academics

DI STAFF

December 2, 2009

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On Tuesday, 51 Iowa student-athletes were named to the 2009 Big Ten fall academic all-conference team. The list includes three student-athletes from the Iowa field-hockey team, five men’s cross-country runners, eight the women’s...