The Daily Iowan

Dance Marathon: Teenager fights toward cancer recovery

NINA EARNEST

January 30, 2012

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Bryce Campbell doesn't get out much these days. When he does, it's brief. The 14-year-old bundles up in snowy weather โ€” even if he is outdoors for a few minutes. He can't go fishing, even though it's one of his favorite activities....

Iowa struggles with hunger in down economy

ANNA THEODOSIS

January 30, 2012

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A sluggish economy and rising poverty rates are leaving more Iowans hungry. Jordan Vernoy, the state director of the Iowa Food Bank Association, wants to buck the trend. "[I'm] just hoping that people learn what hunger...

UI student doubles as published author

HANNAH KRAMER

January 30, 2012

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Renee Lehr rarely leaves her dorm room without the journal that she got from her parents. The blue composition notebook with an ocean design on its cover holds the thoughts that inspire the young author every day. Lehr said...

Dance Marathon: UI custodian plays key role in Big Event

JENNY EARL

January 30, 2012

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This year will be Mikey Welte's 19th Dance Marathon event. But he's never been a "dancer." The 63-year-old IMU custodian will be behind the scenes, making sure the building is well-stocked for the "Big Event,"...

Local students speak about Old Capitol Mall bus stop

ALISON SULLIVAN

January 30, 2012

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Many local high-school and junior-high students stop at the Old Capitol Town Center's bus stop to transfer buses to get to school in the morning and to get home in the afternoon. City officials say they've seen an influx in fighting...

Iowa City parents want school district changes after administrator resignation

JORDYN REILAND

January 30, 2012

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Local parents said Iowa City School District financial officials need to run the district with a growing student population in mind as district leaders begin searching for a new chief financial officer. Paul Bobek, the district's...

Plummer attempted murder trial to be held in Tama County

DI STAFF

January 30, 2012

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  The attempted murder trial for 20-year-old Iowa City resident Branden Plummer will be held in 6th District Court in Tama County, according to online court documents. All pretrial proceedings will be held at the Johnson C...

North Liberty man charged for allegedly stealing meds

DI STAFF

January 30, 2012

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A North Liberty man has been charged with breaking into a pharmacy and stealing medication on three occasions. According to North Liberty police, Benjamin Cooper, 24, North Liberty, allegedly broke into Liberty Pharmacy on 555...

Horrible defense sees Iowa men fall to No. 16 Indiana, 103-89

JORDAN GARRETSON

January 30, 2012

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Fran McCaffery lamented Iowa's inability to get defensive stops when it needed them after losing to Nebraska last week. On Sunday, the Hawkeyes couldn't get a defensive stop โ€” period. Iowa (11-11, 3-6 Big Ten) allowed No. 16...

Bluder’s Bunch rides bench momentum to victory

TORK MASON

January 30, 2012

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The Iowa women's basketball team couldn't buy a basket.   Shot after shot went in-and-out, hit the back of the iron, or was tipped by a defender. At one point, the Hawkeyes had more fouls (8) than they did points (7). That all ...

Women’s basketball ‘finally’ gets over the hump

TORK MASON

January 30, 2012

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A sense of relief filled the air at Carver-Hawkeye Arena following the women's basketball game between Iowa and Purdue on Jan. 28.   The Hawkeyes (12-10, 4-5 Big Ten) used a 59-42 victory to snap the No. 13 Boilermakers' 11-game...