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Farmers: Proposed child labor laws hinder family farms

DORA GROTE

February 20, 2012

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Some local farm advocates are concerned current proposed child-labor rules could restrict today's young farmers. The U.S. Department of Labor introduced a new set of rules in late 2011 that prohibit workers under the age...

Some UI international entrepreneurial students struggle with federal laws

CHASTITY DILLARD

February 20, 2012

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Angeline See loves baking. The University of Iowa junior longs to craft her dream business — a bakery chock-full of delicious and colorful Asian desserts.   But the native of Malaysia found out her endeavors may be postponed last fall when...

UI cutting trash cans, adding recycling bins

ELISE DILGER

February 20, 2012

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Some trash cans at the University of Iowa are on their way to the dump. Following a university-wide effort last fall to condense recycling bins at the UI, Facilities Management officials said they're looking to cut back on...

Iowa City schools seek more gardening in curriculum

ALYSSA BERGAMINI

February 20, 2012

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Eastern Iowa school officials are readying their spades and shovels for the coming spring. The Iowa City School District's Farm to School hosted a training workshop Feb. 18 on developing student-run gardens at schools. Loca...

UI alumnus equally comfortable with wrestling, art

HANNAH KRAMER

February 20, 2012

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Many hours of Chad Beatty's life are split between a wrestling mat and an art canvas. The 25-year-old University of Iowa alumnus studied 3D Design in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa and also competed...

Trial set for Broadway Center Director

DI STAFF

February 20, 2012

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The trial for the director of the Broadway Neighborhood Center has been set. Susan Freeman-Murdah, 44, 217 Woodridge Ave., was charged Feb. 1 after she allegedly failed to report a sexual assault. The pretrial conference...

Iowa City woman charged after fight

DI STAFF

February 20, 2012

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An Iowa City woman has been charged with assault following an incident at a party. According to Iowa City police, Krista Stramel, 24, 201 Hawk Ridge Drive, was charged on Jan. 2 with assault causing bodily injury. Stramel...

National Duals disappointing, but not crippling

SAM LOUWAGIE

February 20, 2012

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The dual-meet portion of Iowa's wrestling season is over. And if you're a Hawkeye fan, that's a good thing. Iowa took a 16-15 loss to Minnesota in the National Duals semifinals on Sunday before beating Illinois, 28-6, to...

Big Ten Championships: Women’s swimming falls back to ninth place

TORK MASON

February 20, 2012

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The Iowa women's swimming and diving team entered the final day of the Big Ten championships hoping to achieve a top-half finish. But it was not to be. The Hawkeyes were 10.5 points out of sixth place entering the day, and...

Men’s track pulls in nine titles at Iowa Invitational

ELDON GIANNAKOUROS

February 20, 2012

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The Iowa men's track team put on a show at the Iowa Invitational during its final meet of the indoor season on Feb. 17. The Hawkeyes won nine first-place titles in the crowded Recreation Building, making it the show and momentum...

Iowa women’s gymnastics defeats rival Iowa State in annual pink meet

ALEX FRENCH

February 20, 2012

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The No. 24 Iowa women's gymnastics team led Iowa State after vault and uneven bars during its Feb. 17 meet against the Cyclones — a relatively familiar position. But the balance beam — the GymHawks' most troublesome event of the season — ultimately clinched Iowa's 194.150-192.750 win in its annual ...

Brian Ferentz, LeVar Woods named football assistants

DI STAFF

February 20, 2012

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Former Iowa football players Brian Ferentz and LeVar Woods will join the Hawkeye coaching staff as assistants, the team announced on Feb. 18. Ferentz will coach the offensive line in place of Reese Morgan, who was named the...