The Daily Iowan

Newest Johnson County supervisor wants to rethink justice center

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 6, 2013

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Before securing the vacant seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors in Tuesday’s election, John Etheredge dreamed big in regards to growing the county’s economic base. Running on the foundations of prosperous...

Cremation rates continue to rise in Iowa, nationwide

BRIANNA JETT

March 6, 2013

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Funeral rituals are changing. Cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice both nationally and in Iowa, and this idea is reflected in the growing number of people opting for the alternative to a traditional burial. “I...

Johnson County Senior Center sees increase in elderly participation

LAUREN COFFEY

March 6, 2013

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Silence fell upon the room during a tai chi class at the Senior Center on Wednesday. More than a dozen senior citizens moved gracefully across the floor with their hands forming fists and legs extended. Tai chi is one of many...

U.S. Department of Education focuses on gender-based violence

CASSIDY RILEY

March 6, 2013

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Leaders in Iowa schools have been asked by a federal agency to initiate more effort to stop gender-based violence in schools. On Feb. 28, the U.S. Department of Education wrote a letter asking chief state school officers to...

Iowa legislator proposes bill to expand current online gambling limits

BRENT GRIFFITHS

March 6, 2013

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Printers in Iowa City and across the country will soon be humming to life as they spit out countless copies of the NCAA Tournament brackets. And as one of the biggest athletics events of the year nears, one member of the Iowa...

Local group works to increase use of technology among women

WHITNEY BLAKEMORE

March 6, 2013

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The recently formed “Tech Chicks” in Iowa City has one goal: improve women’s involvement of technology. The Iowa Tech Chicks started in January as a way for women to improve their technical skills. The group...

Local landlord faces additional ‘peeping’ charges

CASSIDY RILEY

March 6, 2013

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Three local women are suing a local apartment complex landlord for his alleged “peeping.” Elwyn Miller was arrested on Nov. 1, 2012, for allegedly peeping on female residents through holes in the walls and ceilings...

Iowa City sees record water main breaks due to drought

JORDYN REILAND

March 6, 2013

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Iowa City has experienced a record number of water-main breaks in the past year, and officials attribute this to last summer’s drought. According to a city of Iowa City press release, before last year’s drought, the previous...

Nite Ride expands route

JORDYN REILAND

March 6, 2013

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Nite Ride has expanded its West Side route to include West Benton Street. According to a University of Iowa press release, Nite Ride, a free shuttle service offered to women by the UI police, has expanded its route from Riverside...

Pre-trial reset for men involved in trailer park shooting

CASSIDY RILEY

March 6, 2013

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Pretrial conferences for John Mulbah and Norman Dudley, two men connected with an Aug. 16, 2012 shooting, have been reset for April 16. The shooting took place at Breckenridge Trailer Court as a result of an Iowa Division of...

UI to review Ferentz football hiring

KRISTEN EAST

March 6, 2013

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University of Iowa officials have called for a review of Athletics Department procedures related to head football coach Kirk Ferentz hiring as an administrative assistant in 2012 the man who became his son-in-law, the Cedar Rapids...

Iowa women ready to find identity in Big Ten basketball tournament

MATT CABEL

March 6, 2013

Filed under Sports

For the second time in five days, the Iowa women’s basketball team will play the Northwestern Wildcats. They’ll suit up in the Sears Center, where the stakes will be a bit higher. It’s Big Ten Tournament time,...