The Daily Iowan

Despite winter storm, Iowa City saving money thanks to overall lack of snow

STACEY MURRAY

January 30, 2013

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School districts were closed, buses were slowed down, and students trekked across the icy University of Iowa campus as snow fell Wednesday morning. Before Wednesday, however, Mother Nature brought only a few flakes this winter...

Loebsack facilitates local discussion on mental health care

MANDI CAROZZA

January 30, 2013

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With increasing turmoil regarding school safety and mental health following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, one local congressman held a forum in hopes of creating a dialogue on improving Iowa City and Iowa’s...

Two-year-old twin, Dance Marathon patient combats cancer

DORA GROTE

January 30, 2013

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Bethanie Johnson and twin sister Marleigh make for a rambunctious set of “terrible twos.” They pitter-patter through puddles, bang household pots and pants, and color outside the lines — all while sporting an impish...

UI Dance Marathon Morale Captains in Training learn leadership early

EMMA MCCLATCHEY

January 30, 2013

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As Dance Marathon’s morale captains lead the crowd in another rendition of the revered “Morale Dance,” toddlers bounce in their parent’s arms, and young children accept a twirl from a green-clad dancer....

UI students hope to create new mobile library

LAUREN COFFEY

January 30, 2013

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A group of children mills about the Iowa City Public Library, all with books in their hands and eager smiles on their faces. For most, this is a common scene experienced a handful of times per month. But for the children living...

Loebsack "optimistic" about Congressional Pay Cut bill

BRENT GRIFFITHS

January 30, 2013

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Following recent progress from fiscal negotiations, Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, is optimistic his Congressional-pay bill will bring “momentum” for further deficit cuts down the road. “We know that Iowa families...

Iowa City’s O’Malley retires following nearly 30 years in finance

NICK HASSETT

January 30, 2013

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Kevin O’Malley is not used to being the center of attention. The outgoing Iowa City finance director, who has worked in the Finance Department since 1985, described public service as a noble, honest profession — something...

Marshall trial postponed for inclement weather, will resume today

JORDYN REILAND

January 30, 2013

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The trial for 20-year-old Justin Marshall was postponed Wednesday because of inclement weather. The decision to postpone the trial was made by the judge. Marshall’s trial began Jan. 22, and it was expected to end Friday prior...

Local man accused of sending threatening text messages

REBECCA MORIN

January 30, 2013

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A Lincoln, Neb. man has been arrested after allegedly sending text messages threatening to commit a shooting at a college in Lincoln. Justin Coleman, 24, Lincoln, Neb., was accused Wednesday with threat of terrorism. Coleman...

Iowa City named Blue Zone

JORDYN REILAND

January 30, 2013

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Iowa City has officially become a Blue Zone following an announcement in Des Moines Wednesday. According to an Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce press release, the group learned this morning following a news conference and reception...

Hawkeyes fighting three-point irrelevance ahead of Penn State matchup

TOM CLOS

January 30, 2013

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The Iowa men’s basketball team has been vastly improved in many areas this season — primarily on defense and overall depth. Three-point shooting has been a different story. The Hawkeyes rank 10th in the conference in...

Iowa women’s basketball playing unselfishly

CARLOS SOSA

January 30, 2013

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Assists are a statistic just as valuable as rebounds and points. This year, Iowa, given its well-balanced roster, has used assists to its advantage. And leading the way is sophomore point guard Sam Logic. “She would rather...