The Daily Iowan

Marathon kid clung to music through cancer battle

ALISON SULLIVAN

January 31, 2011

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Jacki Eckrich sits nestled on the couch, a laptop perched on her lap and a SpongeBob blanket hugging her legs. She’s watching home videos, remembering, as her little boy belts into a microphone. Off-camera, the audience is cheering...

Students displaced after apartment fire

HAYLEY BRUCE

January 31, 2011

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A fire that charred the entire first floor of a six-plex apartment building on the evening of Jan. 29, has displaced 12 Iowa City residents. Rescuers responded to a call about a structure fire at 421 S. Dodge St. about 10:50 p...

Budget cuts may mean higher tuition, consolidation of programs

ARIANA WITT

January 31, 2011

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Some University of Iowa officials and regents said they’re concerned about Gov. Terry Branstad’s proposed cuts to higher education. The result of the cuts, some said, could be higher tuition or even college consolidation. ...

FEMA denies Museum of Art funding, again

ALISON SULLIVAN

January 31, 2011

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If University of Iowa officials expect to build a new Museum of Art, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says the school needs to look at other options for funding. Officials with the agency’s Region VII denied the UI’s...

Area officials excited for Coralville to be RAGBRAI stop

JADE DONAGHY

January 31, 2011

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On July 29, thousands of bicyclists, vendors, volunteers, and onlookers will crowd the streets of Coralville for the 39th Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa — RAGBRAI XXXIX. Ride organizers selected Coralville ...

Old Brick party may bring non-alcoholic establishment

ALLIE JOHNSON

January 31, 2011

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Corey Collins and Evan Ivory consider 2,000 people a success. And now, they’re trying to persuade business-owners and investors that kind of success can be repeated. After 10 months of planning a nonalcoholic dance party, t...

21-only, panhandling laws impact Dance Marathon canning

AUDREY SMITH

January 31, 2011

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Members of Dance Marathon joined the usual weekend traffic on the Pedestrian Mall on the evening of Jan. 28, standing outside for hours to fill their plastic boxes with donations. Over layers of sweatshirts and jackets, their neon gree...

Dance Marathon dancers reach all-time high

ALLIE WRIGHT

January 31, 2011

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Sarah Stolz was hooked the first time she saw the brightly lit stage and crowds of dancers at the University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon. The first-year graduate student went to the IMU as a UI sophomore to visit her friends,...

Dance Marathon a family affair for UI freshman

KATIE HEINE

January 31, 2011

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Alissa Bornhoft is ready to dance. Actually, she’s been ready for a few years now. Although she is only a freshman at the University of Iowa, she is no stranger to Dance Marathon. Her older sister, Lindsay Bornhoft, a fifth-year senio...

Spotlight: Student painter mixes media in art

SAMANTHA GENTRY

January 31, 2011

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Lily Allen-Duenas always seems to get paint in her hair. But that doesn’t stop the artist from storing brushes in her brown locks while working. “Whenever I paint, I have to wear my hair in a bun, and then I stick my paintbrushes...

Author reads from novel about love and Esperanto

JESSICA CARBINO

January 31, 2011

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Bob Dylan has inspired many musicians. He also inspired Joseph Skibell to be a writer. When Skibell was 12 years old he found out that Dylan read all of author John Steinbech’s books, which led him to want to read them, too....

All 13 football players released from hospital

J.T. BUGOS

January 31, 2011

Filed under Sports

The 13 Iowa football players who were hospitalized last week have been released from the UI Hospitals and Clinics. The athletes, who appeared to suffer from symptoms of rhabdomyolysis — a muscle syndrome — were admitted to...