The Daily Iowan

Iowa City churches connect with followers through social media

JORDYN REILAND

November 14, 2011

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Pastor Jeff Gilmore has found a way to communicate with members of his congregation in their daily lives. Gilmore, a senior pastor at Parkview Evangelical Free Church, 15 Foster Road, said he sends out frequent texts to members...

Occupy Iowa City: Organizers encourage UI walkout

MELISSA DAWKINS

November 14, 2011

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Occupy Iowa City protesters are hoping to educate University of Iowa students about the Occupy movement — by encouraging them to cut class. Following an Occupy Iowa City forum on Nov. 9, occupiers encouraged students to attend an inf...

Iowa City pushes legislature for more road funds

ASMAA ELKERUTI

November 14, 2011

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Iowa City city councilors said they want legislators to make increasing the road-use tax fund a priority in the next legislative session. Councilors said the push for an increase in the road-use tax fund, which puts money...

Local firefighter honors trade’s history

JULIA JESSEN

November 14, 2011

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The pictures on the walls of Roger Jensen's office offer glimpses into firefighting history. There are the two majestic white horses from the days when fire departments used horse teams instead of trucks, the first motorized...

UI celebrates International Education Week

MARY KATE KNORR

November 14, 2011

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As local communities such as Iowa City become more globally diverse, university officials say foreign-language education becomes critical. "When you study a foreign language … you learn about yourself in the context...

Locals walk to support higher education

KRISTEN EAST

November 14, 2011

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  A group of Quaker-school students and Kiwanis volunteers marched toward Old Brick Sunday morning, clutching signs, and chanting about peace and student loans. Roughly 25 students and 10 others walked 13.5 miles from W...

Man charged after showing BB gun during fight

DI STAFF

November 14, 2011

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A Cedar Falls man was charged after he allegedly displayed a BB gun during an argument at a convenience store. Christian Ford, 18, was charged Nov. 12 with carrying a weapon. According to a complaint by Iowa City police,...

Police: Man ate marijuana in attempt to conceal it

DI STAFF

November 14, 2011

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An Iowa City man was charged after he allegedly ate marijuana in an attempt to hide it from police during a traffic stop. Christopher Williams, 22, 2208 Miami Drive, was charged Nov. 12 with possession of marijuana and obstruction...

Ramos, Rasing upset at Hawkeye wrestle-offs

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

November 14, 2011

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Two returning starters lost their weight classes in the Iowa wrestling team's wrestle-offs this past weekend. Sophomore Tony Ramos dominated junior Aldon Isenberg in a 15-8 decision in the second round of 133 pounds, but the...

McNutt deserves better

JORDAN GARRETSON

November 14, 2011

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  James Vandenberg fired a pass downfield toward Marvin McNutt. The senior receiver ran a well-executed route to lose his defender, but Vandenberg's throw was well short of its target. It didn't matter. McNutt fully e...

Field position battle costs Iowa in loss to Spartans

SAM LOUWAGIE

November 14, 2011

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Shaun Prater is often taught, like every Iowa defensive player, to "put out the fire." When things aren't going well for the team's other units, Prater said, the Hawkeye coaches' philosophy is to turn to the defense...

Iowa women outplayed, lose to UNLV

MATT COZZI

November 14, 2011

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Not effective on the boards. Too many second chances. A relatively poor shooting performance. The Iowa women's basketball team's deficiencies — both offensive and defensive — proved to be costly as the Hawkeyes lost to...