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Warm weather at fault for increase in burglaries

DORA GROTE

January 24, 2012

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Alyssa Makropoulos returned to her apartment after winter break to discover that several hundred dollars of electronics had been stolen. One of her windows had a sliced screen. "We were really bummed that they took our...

UI senior to run for Iowa House of Representatives

BETH BRATSOS

January 24, 2012

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Jake Highfill could become the youngest member of the Iowa Legislature. The 21-year-old University of Iowa student said he honed his interest in politics during a high-school government class, and he is now seeking a Republican...

New bill to target underage drinking

ANNA THEODOSIS

January 24, 2012

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A bill in the Iowa Legislature could help local law enforcement crack down on house parties. While it's already illegal to supply alcohol to minors, a Republican-sponsored proposal would allow officers to fine anyone who has min...

Experts say couples are waiting longer to marry

CHASTITY DILLARD

January 24, 2012

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Alyssa Love often gets weird looks when talking about her married life. Today — four months after her wedding — the University of Iowa freshman remembers being very excited about sharing the altar with now-husband Tyler Love. "Originally,...

Study Abroad Office launches new "alternative spring break" program

RANA MOUSTAFA

January 24, 2012

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Some University of Iowa students will delve into the Costa Rican forests during a time other college students choose to party or relax. The UI Office of Study Abroad will allow students to spend this spring break studying environmental...

Journalism school sees spike in grad applications

AUDREY DWYER

January 24, 2012

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  Leaders in the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication said rebranding efforts are drawing in more students for the graduate programs, despite the recent loss of accreditation for the master's...

Illinois man charged with interfering with police

DI STAFF

January 24, 2012

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Police charged an Illinois man after he allegedly ran from officers. Chris Noreikis, 19 was charged Jan. 21 with with possession of a fake ID and interfering with official acts. According to a report, police found Noreikis,...

Candle led to fire on Ash St.

DI STAFF

January 24, 2012

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Iowa City Fire Department investigators have determined that an unattended candle had caused the Jan. 21 fire at 1132 Ash Street. The fire began when the candle flame ignited nearby combustibles inside a bedroom, according to...

West Branch man charged with burglary and assault

DI STAFF

January 24, 2012

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A West Branch man has been charged with burglary and assault. According to North Liberty police, Larry Slocum, 41, West arrived at his girlfriend's home on Jan. 20, where the two reportedly started arguing. Slocum allegedly threw...

Unseen challenges: the intangible aspects of a relay

TORK MASON

January 24, 2012

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Relay races are arguably among the most exciting events at swimming meets for fans who crave drama. But what's the relay experience like for the athletes competing? Do they share in the excitement, or must they remain focused...

Women track presses forward following Adidas Classic

CODY GOODWIN

January 24, 2012

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Iowa's results from the Adidas Classic in Lincoln, Neb. last week weren't normal. The Hawkeye women's track and field team is used to dominating performances, setting records, and — above all else — winning. But when the...

Big Ten Notebook: Izzo chides Izzone’s conduct in Purdue game

JORDAN GARRETSON

January 24, 2012

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Coaches often talk about ignoring outside distractions, but Purdue's Matt Painter took issue with words from one member of the Michigan State student section on Jan. 21. The Boilermaker head coach was involved in a verbal...