The Daily Iowan

Rydze, Freeman make Olympic diving finals

DI STAFF

June 18, 2012

Filed under Sports

Two former Hawkeyes, Veronica Rydze and Deidre Freeman, are one step closer to London after advancing past the preliminaries and semifinals of the Olympic diving trials. The pair traveled to Weyerhaeuser Fins County Aquatic Center...

LGBT community celebrates Pride Week

EMMA MCCLATCHEY

June 18, 2012

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Hundreds of community members painted downtown Iowa City with pride on June 16, leaving behind cheering spectators, honking vehicles, candy, fliers, and dozens of rainbow balloons. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

UI law grads finding jobs despite economy

ALY BROWN

June 18, 2012

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Though a recent employment report paints a bleak picture for graduating law students, University of Iowa College of Law officials say the job market in Iowa is more forgiving. The Association for Legal Career Professionals released...

Iowa City West sophomores raise over $5K for Relay for Life

AMY SKARNULIS

June 18, 2012

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Car washes, bake sales, and canning door to door contributed to the Pink Ladies unexpectedly raising the most money out of 33 registered teams at the 2012 Johnson County Relay for Life. The Pink Ladies is a Relay for Life team...

Iowa City celebrates Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery in the U.S.

JOE HITCHON

June 18, 2012

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A crowd of approximately 200 people gathered in Mercer Park on June 16 to commemorate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States. The second Juneteenth celebration in Iowa City was...

Owners donate pop-up store proceeds to local non-profits

JORDYN REILAND

June 18, 2012

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"Merci" — a sentiment known in English language as "thank you." These are the exact words several local do-gooders had for Catherine Champion and Sheila Davisson after benefiting from Merci's profits. Champion...

Unidentified woman found unconscious on Hwy 6

DI STAFF

June 18, 2012

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An unconscious, approximately 30-year-old woman was discovered by Coralville police officials at approximately 11:07 p.m. June 13, lying along the south side of Highway 6 just east of Deer Creek Road. According to a Coralville...

UI to receive $7.6 million grant for rural healthcare

DI STAFF

June 18, 2012

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Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, announced June 15 that the University of Iowa will receive a Health Care Innovation award. The award — made possible through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — will help improve coordination...

Tiffin man charged with third OWI

DI STAFF

June 18, 2012

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A Tiffin man has been charged with a third-offense OWI. James Robb, 33, was charged Sunday. According to a Johnson County Sheriff's Office complaint, an officer was called to Robb's residence for a music complaint. A neighbor...

Dwight continues football camp

BEN SCHUFF

June 18, 2012

Filed under Sports

Tim Dwight hopes to teach kids at his football camp how to run the correct route — both on the football field and in life. "I'm more than just a football guy," he said. "I want to teach them and show them what...

Young skateboarder learns in IC

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

June 18, 2012

Filed under Sports

Max Salemink was 3 when he saw a skateboard for the first time. He sat in his grandparents' lawn and stared at the object on the sidewalk. Six years later, he got his first skateboard of his own — just a "cheapy thing...

Why Iowa’s players run into drug trouble

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

June 18, 2012

Filed under Sports

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos was released from a football team. Again. Big surprise. DJK had planned on playing for the Montréal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League, but the team announced in a brief press release on...