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Rec Center climbing wall reopens today, injured climber returns to class

QUENTIN MISIAG

January 22, 2013

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Spencer Bean climbed up another hold on the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center’s 52.5-foot rock wall. He was about 30 to 40 feet high. Then he lost his grip. The experienced climber said one thought flashed through...

Iowa City City Council to discuss school district policy proposals tonight

STACEY MURRAY

January 22, 2013

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The proposed diversity policy before the Iowa City School Board may soon have the support of city officials. The Iowa City City Council will vote tonight on a resolution to either support or oppose the proposed diversity policy...

Support rises from both parties to legalize medical marijuana in Iowa

BRIANNA JETT

January 22, 2013

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The debate about medical marijuana is growing, with both support and opposition from all sides of the political spectrum. A bill proposed on Jan. 16 by Rep. Bruce Hunter, D-Des Moines, aims to legalize marijuana use for those...

Local officials weigh in on Obama’s goals for his second term

BRENT GRIFFITHS

January 22, 2013

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President Obama emphasized a variety of issues during his inaugural address Monday, and while he was speaking on a national scale, local and state party officials are looking to the next four years for progress on specific issues:...

UI Dance Marathon funds programs to support patients and families

CASSIDY RILEY

January 22, 2013

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Camping, laptops, and flowers have all made appearances on the budget. The last time the University of Iowa Dance Marathon allocations committee met in October, funds were allocated to — among other things — Camp Heart Connection...

UI to launch cable channel for sports, campus programming

NICK HASSETT

January 22, 2013

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Fans and alumni will have increased access to University of Iowa content following the expected launch of the Hawkeye Network as early as a month from now. The network, a partnership between the UI and cable company Mediacom,...

Iowa City organizations help the community on MLK Day of Service

LAUREN COFFEY

January 22, 2013

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For some, Martin Luther King Jr. Day has become a day to relax and take a day off from work, but local do-gooders proved otherwise — many participated in volunteer projects and food drives throughout the community. The University...

Man accused of strangling female following altercation

JORDYN REILAND

January 22, 2013

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A local man has been accused of allegedly choking his girlfriend during an argument. Freddy Lopez, 21, was charged Sunday with domestic assault with choking/strangulation. According to an Iowa City police complaint, police...

Iowa men’s hoops dialing in defensively ahead of Ohio State showdown

TORK MASON

January 22, 2013

Filed under Sports

Iowa men’s basketball head coach Fran McCaffery questioned his team’s toughness following a 95-67 loss at Michigan on Jan. 6. The Hawkeyes appeared to be uninterested on defense and allowed the potent Wolverine offense...

Hawkeye wrestlers prove their sport is still a team effort

CODY GOODWIN

January 22, 2013

Filed under Sports

The man wasn’t happy. It’s the simplest, and best way to describe Tom Brands on the night of Jan. 13 — because nobody likes losing. That night, his third-ranked Hawkeyes lost to second-ranked Oklahoma State in Gallagher-Iba...

Who should be the NFL’s MVP?

DI STAFF

January 22, 2013

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Peyton Manning, quarterback, Denver Broncos Peyton Manning is more than deserving of his fifth NFL MVP award.  Technically, it should be his sixth. Manning proved his worth when the Colts posted a 2-14 record without h...

Family atmosphere helps Hawkeye swimmers excel

JALYN SOUCHEK

January 22, 2013

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Former Iowa swimmer Paul Gordon had the opportunity to call some of his teammates extended family members during a career that included four All-American honorable mentions. Now, as a student assistant coach for the squad, he...