The Daily Iowan

Locals wary of development after synagogue relocation

ERIC LIGHTNER

July 13, 2012

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Local residents say the loss of Agudas Achim synagogue will remove valuable green space from the city and make way for unwanted development. The Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission met Thursday night to decide if the structure...

LGBT community to protest Chick-Fil-A’s "Cow Appreciation Day"

NICHOLAS MILLER

July 13, 2012

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Moo for equality. That's what local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender supporters say they'll do at 7 p.m. today, when they show up at the Coral Ridge Mall Chick-Fil-A dressed as cows with rainbow accessories to demonstrate...

Kids get the scoop on small business

ALY BROWN

July 13, 2012

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Nina Lavezzo Stecopoulos stood proudly in front of a group of her peers listing the ingredients in her creation: coffee ice cream, chocolate chips, mocha fudge swirl, and toffee. While it sounds like a drink description from...

Teens fund clubfoot treatment by selling basketball shoes

JORDYN REILAND

July 13, 2012

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Shoes 4 Change. Three words that mean more to two 16-year-old boys than just a pair of rare basketball shoes. Drake Danner and Scott Diekema combined a shared hobby and the desire to help others to create Shoes 4 Change. The project sells ...

Chatham Oaks worried about funding uncertainty

ELEANOR MARSHALL

July 13, 2012

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Chatham Oaks, Johnson County's only residential care facility for mentally ill adults, houses 73 residents. But after Oct. 31, staff members are worried it will be empty. On Thursday, Vivian Davis, the executive director of...

College of Education looks at shorter teaching abroad program

AMY SKARNULIS

July 13, 2012

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The University of Iowa College of Education may soon offer a shorter, three-week program to education majors who would like to fulfill their student-teaching requirement abroad. Margaret Crocco, the dean of the education school,...

A local man broke into a Burlington Street house

DI STAFF

July 13, 2012

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Police have accused an Iowa City man of breaking into a residence and going through a resident's belongings. Quartez Alexander, 21, 240 Highway 6 Apt. 2612, was charged Thursday with second-degree burglary and possession of...

Johnson County added to "no burn" list

DI STAFF

July 13, 2012

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Johnson County was added Thursday to the state burn-ban list because of dry and hot conditions. According to a release from the State Fire Marshal Division, the ban was effective at noon Thursday until conditions improve and...

Free sessions give an IC paintball field a chance to expand

CARLOS SOSA

July 13, 2012

Filed under Sports

When Don Hull and Mike Staub built a paintball field in West Liberty 10 years ago, they had only one intention: to play on it. Hull and Staub were members of a paintball team and needed a place to practice for tournaments. "[The...

Little Hawks and Trojans enter postseason

TOM GOLDHAMMER

July 13, 2012

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The city of Iowa City will host two substate baseball tournament games tonight. Iowa City West (32-8) will take on Cedar Rapids Washington (13-23), and City High (24-15) will face Dubuque Hempstead (13-24). Each game has the...

Low price, low attendance for IC Parks and Rec camps

TOM CLOS

July 13, 2012

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$4 per day. That's what it costs local youths to participate in one of the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department's sports camps this summer. The only problem is nobody is going. The city launched the six four-day sessions...

No Iowa softball this summer? No problem

MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD

July 13, 2012

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The Iowa softball team placed second in the Big Ten in May, following the season in 2011, when the Hawkeyes could only manage eighth place in the conference. The stands and Pearl Field were packed more than ever during the 2012...