The Daily Iowan

Zumba Fitness classes see spike at the UI

ANNA THEODOSIS

April 17, 2012

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Alex Judisch moved her hips effortlessly, shuffling left and right with the beat of the drums pumping through the speakers. The Monday evening class was the first of four the UI sophomore attends weekly at the University of Iowa...

Locals call for legalization of urban chicken keeping in Iowa City

KRISTEN EAST

April 17, 2012

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The Rio Grande winds through Albuquerque, N.M., creating a bustling hub for agricultural activity. This area provided KT LaBadie space to raise chickens before she and her husband moved to Iowa City. "Raising chickens was...

Community proposal for new Iowa City high school sparks debate

DEREK KELLISON

April 17, 2012

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A recent proposal for a third Iowa City School District high school has sparked debate among district parents and community members. The most recent proposal, filed April 1 by parents from West High, North Central Junior High,...

UI Environmental Coalition promotes industrialized hemp

DORA GROTE

April 17, 2012

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Local industrial-hemp advocates are pushing to loosen growing regulations of the crop in Iowa because of its economic, environmental, and health benefits. "If we could grow it [in Iowa City], it gives a lot of opportunity...

Train and a semi-truck collide in Coralville

JORDYN REILAND

April 17, 2012

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Johnson County emergency-rescue teams responded to a train and truck collision at the intersection of Deer Creek Road and Highway 6 after receiving a call around noon Monday. According to a Coralville police official, a Peterson...

Cedar Rapids man charged with third-offense OWI

DI STAFF

April 17, 2012

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A Cedar Rapids man has been charged with third-offense OWI and two charges of driving while license denied or revoked. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Adam Miller, 27, was charged Sunday. Police officials reportedly...

Coralville man charged with second-degree theft

DI STAFF

April 17, 2012

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A Coralville man has been charged with second-degree theft. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, Kenneth Clayborn Jr., 23, was charged April 14. Police officials were reportedly dispatched to Target, 1441...

Local woman was charged with second-degree burglary

DI STAFF

April 17, 2012

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A local woman has been charged with second-degree burglary. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Kimberly Robinson, 45, 2401 Highway 6 E. No. 2210, was charged April 14. The alleged victim arrived home to his apartment...

Coralville files counterclaim in Von Maur transfer lawsuit

DI STAFF

April 17, 2012

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Coralville officials in a lawsuit involving the transfer of Sycamore Mall's Von Maur to the Iowa River Landing filed a counterclaim requesting the plaintiffs' amended petition be dismissed. Eighteen businesses and eight local...

Bo-James liquor license to be suspended

DI STAFF

April 17, 2012

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A local bar is set to have its liquor license revoked May 20 through June 19, according to online documents from the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. The 30-day suspension is the result of a series of lawsuits that started...

Nico lays down the Law for Hawkeye secondary

SETH ROBERTS

April 17, 2012

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Damon Bullock took the snap from James Vandenberg and darted through a hole on the right side of the offensive line. He ran right toward safety Nico Law. That was a mistake. Contact during spring practices is supposed to be...

Olympic Trials: Iowa City prepares for ‘thousands’ of tourists

SAM LOUWAGIE

April 17, 2012

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Wrestling Olympic trials attendance has slipped over the last decade. The 2000 trials in Dallas set a national record with more than 9,400 tickets sold for a single session. In Indianapolis in 2004, that number fell to an average...