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Dance Marathon 19 sets records

LAUREN COFFEY AND BRIANNA JETT

February 3, 2013

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It’s more than consistency — it’s success. Twenty-fours of dancing ended with yet another record-breaking year at University of Iowa Dance Marathon 19. Dancers wiped the tears from their eyes and climbed back to...

Iowa City School District implements new emergency evacuation plan

STACEY MURRAY

February 3, 2013

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City High, among other Iowa City area schools, has set the wheels in motion to start a new emergency evacuation plan. City High faculty will begin their training this week. The ALICE program — alert, lockdown, inform, counter,...

Iowa City School Board officials defend diversity policy

QUENTIN MISIAG

February 3, 2013

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Despite concern from the state Education Department, Iowa City School District officials defend their stance on the hot-button diversity policy currently before the School Board. In a letter obtained by The Daily Iowan, Iowa Cit...

New UI School of Music building plans sustainable

MANDI CAROZZA

February 3, 2013

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A modern, sustainable plan for the University of Iowa School of Music building hopes to do more than just offer a sleek place to study. Students and officials see the new building as a recruiting tool and a much needed “home...

Inmate claims Marshall admitted to killing Versypt

BRENT GRIFFITHS

February 3, 2013

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Earl Freeman’s chains scraped across the floor of the Johnson County Courthouse on Feb. 1. He shuffled to the stand to testify against once-fellow-inmate Justin Marshall. Marshall, 22, is on trial, charged in the slaying...

Branstad’s education proposal incentivizes pursuing teaching jobs

LAYLA PENA

February 3, 2013

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Gov. Terry Branstad’s education proposal aims to make the teaching profession more attractive to veteran teachers as well as students of education. Several University of Iowa education officials and students approve of the...

Democrat Dahms chosen as Johnson County Board of Supervisors candidate

QUENTIN MISIAG

February 3, 2013

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The votes are in, and current Johnson County Democrats head Terry Dahms has been selected to run for the vacant seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. He received the nomination during a Jan. 31 convention held at Northwest...

Local man arrested after carrying seven grams of marijuana on him

REBECCA MORIN

February 3, 2013

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A local man was arrested after Iowa City police Special Response Team reportedly located seven grams of marijuana plus 21 individually packed marijuana bags. Roberto Leyva, 27, was accused Jan. 31 with possession of controlled...

Local man arrested after fleeing the scene of an assault

REBECCA MORIN

February 3, 2013

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A local man was arrested after reportedly fleeing the scene of an assault while trying to commit burglary. Tyrone Harris, 23, was accused Jan. 18 with first-degree burglary. Harris assaulted a victim present in the home while...

Men’s basketball stuck on repeat in loss to Minnesota

TORK MASON

February 3, 2013

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MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Gesell didn’t know what else to do when Minnesota’s Austin Hollins stripped the ball away from him as he went up for a shot to take a late lead. He immediately dove for the loose ball on the baseline...

Commentary: Hawkeyes amazingly blow another one

TOM CLOS

February 3, 2013

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The Iowa men’s basketball team’s resurrection tour has made the rounds throughout Big Ten country this season, bringing outplayed opponents back from the depths of despair to the sudden joys of victory. Its latest...

Lightweight Hawkeye remains the national-title favorite

CODY GOODWIN

February 3, 2013

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At the moment when most Hawkeye wrestling fans gritted their teeth and held their breath, long before the weight of the entire Iowa-Penn State dual fell on the shoulders of heavyweight Bobby Telford, 125-pounder Matt McDonough...