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‘Dancing in our hearts’ family remembers son 14 years after losing cancer battle

LAUREN COFFEY

January 27, 2013

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Tears start to form as Tracy Koranda recounts her son’s funeral on a sunny day in December 1998. Her 2-year-old son Sebastian died from a cancer known as neuroblastoma in the early hours after Christmas, in his father’s...

Curfew change could be coming for Iowa City’s underage venue-goers

NICK HASSETT

January 27, 2013

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The music scene in Iowa City has been described as vibrant, fresh, and exciting, but for underage music lovers, the experience at local venues can often be ruined by costly curfew citations. The Iowa City City Council is currently...

Officials: As economy improves, higher education funding should jump

BRIANNA JETT

January 27, 2013

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As the economy seems to improve, so do the hopes of state Board of Regents members that the Iowa Legislature will allocate more money to public universities. That hope is reflected across the country. A recent survey, released...

Experts: Transfer of gunshot residue possible in Marshall case

BRENT GRIFFITHS

January 27, 2013

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The transfer of gunshot residue between two suspects in the October 2009 slaying of an Iowa City landlord drew sharp questioning from attorneys on Jan. 25. One of the suspects, 20-year-old Justin Marshall, is on trial this week,...

Locals discuss new U.S. Senate opportunities after Harkin retirement announcement

BRENT GRIFFITHS

January 27, 2013

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Iowa is known for national attention in politics from the first-in-the-nation caucuses to its position as a swing state. But after Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin’s decision not to seek re-election, Iowa will have an open Senate...

Head nurse coordinates efforts between UIHC and Dance Marathon

STACEY MURRAY

January 27, 2013

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Each year, thousands of students participate in the University of Iowa Dance Marathon organization to raise money for childhood cancer by dancing all night below an array of lights. Across the river, doctors and nurses work to...

UI transfer students to receive a helping hand

CASSIDY RILEY

January 27, 2013

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The University of Iowa is reaching out a helping hand to transfer students. After roughly a year and half of planning, and an $85,000 grant from the UI Provost’s Office, the Transfer Think Tank is ready to start breaking...

RAGBRAI announces overnight stops

JOSH WHEELER - SPECIAL TO THE DAILY IOWAN

January 27, 2013

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DES MOINES — The announcement of overnight towns for the 41st-annual RAGBRAI on Jan. 26 capped the daylong Iowa Bike Expo, an event featuring vendors from across the nation who exhibited everything from unicycles to bacon. While...

Tyler Olson to head Iowa Democratic Party

BRENT GRIFFITHS

January 27, 2013

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The Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee elected a new chairman Jan. 25. Rep. Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids, was chosen to replace outgoing chair Sue Dvorsky who was elected in June 2010. “Iowa Democrats have a...

Man charged after driving without headlights or taillights

REBECCA MORIN

January 27, 2013

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A local man has been accused of trying to elude police. Keegan Feeney, 19, 101 Shrader Road, was accused Jan. 26 with eluding and OWI. Iowa City police attempted to pull over Feeney’s vehicle for driving without headlights...

Local man accused of keeping a drug house

REBECCA MORIN

January 27, 2013

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An Iowa City man has been accused of keeping a drug house after Iowa City police allegedly discovered burned marijuana roaches when clearing the residence during a party. Gabriel Armento, 19, 511 S. Johnson St. No. 11, was accused...

Man accused of driving while intoxicated and possessing a weapon

REBECCA MORIN

January 27, 2013

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An Oxford, Iowa, man reportedly landed in a steep embankment when his vehicle left the roadway. Baker reportedly showed signs of impairment and admitted to smoking marijuana and taking antidepressants. He told officers that ...