The Daily Iowan

Suspect of reported armed robbery near downtown is still at large

JORDYN REILAND

February 3, 2012

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A man who set off a HawkAlert when he allegedly robbed a woman at knifepoint in downtown Iowa City on Thursday afternoon was still at large Thursday night, officials said.   University of Iowa police Lt. Steve Dohrmann said officials hope to release mo...

Dance Marathon: Organizers call Dance Marathon a two-way charity

ASMAA ELKEURTI

February 3, 2012

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The most advertised goal for this weekend's Dance Marathon event is raising money to help families beat cancer. But organizers said they hope something more meaningful comes out of the big dance for participants and the families...

Mandatory-report-failure charge is likely Johnson County’s first

LUKE VOELZ

February 3, 2012

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A Broadway Neighborhood Center director is facing Johnson County's first charge for allegedly failing to report a sexual assault against a minor. According to a police complaint, Susan Freeman-Murdah has been charged with...

Iowa City reacts to Komen funding cuts to Planned Parenthood

ELISE DILGER

February 3, 2012

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Some University of Iowa students are split over the Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to withdraw breast-screening grants from Planned Parenthood. Christina Carberry, the president of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance...

Board of Supervisors establishes Food Policy Council

BETH BRATSOS

February 3, 2012

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Johnson County residents interested in local farming and agriculture will soon have an avenue to meet like-minded peers. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to implement a Food Policy Council,...

UI to construct new $1.8M practice golf facility

DORA GROTE

February 3, 2012

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University of Iowa golfers will soon be able to see the "flight of the ball" a little easier during the winter months. A comprehensive golf practice facility will be constructed on Finkbine Golf Course in the upcoming...

25 years later: Remembering the 1986-87 Hawkeye basketball squad

BEN SCHUFF

February 3, 2012

Filed under Sports

Tom Davis didn't know what to expect. The then-48-year-old basketball coach came to Iowa in 1986 from Stanford, inheriting a bevy of talent; proof was the Hawkeyes' preseason No. 10 ranking. But only time would tell how his...

Wrestler Nick Moore unfazed by St. John’s shadow

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

February 3, 2012

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Derek St. John walked into the Iowa wrestling practice room with a slight, barely noticeable limp. The 157-pound All-American grabbed a chair and took his time fastening a plastic brace to his knee. St. John slipped a sleeve...

Hawkeye swimmers prepare for, reflect on Senior Night

BEN ROSS

February 3, 2012

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This evening will mark the last time a select few swimmers will enter Iowa's pool in their Hawkeye swimming caps to compete in a dual meet. Tonight is Senior Night for the Iowa men's and women's swimming teams. It's an occasion...

Women’s gymnastics to face Penn State

ALEX FRENCH

February 3, 2012

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The Iowa women's gymnastics team's season thus far has been like a routine on the uneven bars: Up, down, and all around. The Hawkeyes were up when they tied then-No. 15 Illinois, 195.075-195.075, at home on Jan. 21, their...

Ban the ‘r-word’ in culture as well as legislation

JOE SCHUELLER

February 3, 2012

Filed under Opinions

That's "retarded." You're a "retard." He's "mentally retarded." Have we stooped so low as a society and culture that we are comfortable saying these things? I'll be the first to admit that I...

Don’t want to talk drug war? Grow up

WILL MATTESSICH

February 3, 2012

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Decriminalization of marijuana is not an issue that is discussed by Serious People in America who want to focus on Serious Issues. It's just "pot." It's for "stoners." You want it to be legal? You must be...