The Daily Iowan

UI student struck by Cambus files lawsuit against driver, university, state

CASSIDY RILEY

March 31, 2013

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A University of Iowa nursing student has filed a lawsuit against the UI, the state of Iowa, and the Cambus operator who was involved in the accident at the intersection of Madison and Washington Streets at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22,...

Basketball tournaments create economic boon for Iowa City

QUENTIN MISIAG

March 31, 2013

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Area officials pointed to the first two rounds of the Division I NCAA and NIT basketball tournaments as boons to the Iowa City area’s economic engine, revving up business for the local restaurant, hotel, and retail markets...

Iowa Memorial Union now includes gender-neutral restroom

BRIANNA JETT

March 31, 2013

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On the third floor of the Iowa Memorial Union, an old bathroom now has a new name. One family restroom was relabeled as a “gender-neutral restroom” in an effort to be more inclusive to students and guests who may...

UI Veterans Association Warrior Challenge grows in second year

LAUREN COFFEY

March 31, 2013

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Only 2 percent of University of Iowa students are veterans. But on March 30, 375 participants showed their support for the military during the UI Veterans Association Warrior Challenge. “My father is a military veteran,...

Recycling competition ends at UI today

REBECCA MORIN

March 31, 2013

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The University of Iowa has reached the end of an eight-week recycling competition, and although it doesn’t look like the UI will come out on top, officials said they’re encouraged by how the contest engaged students. The...

Woman charged with possessing drug kit with grandchildren present

REBECCA MORIN

March 31, 2013

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A North Liberty woman has been accused of hiding a “drug kit” underneath her bedroom floor. Dawn Blaszczyk, 46, was charged March 28 with possession of a controlled substance and endangerment. North Liberty police...

Coralville man charged with third-offense OWI

REBECCA MORIN

March 31, 2013

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A Coralville man has been accused of drinking alcohol and driving under the influence. Samuel King Jr., 43, was charged March 29 with third-offense OWI and driving while barred. Iowa City police officials stopped King after...

Women accused after repeatedly punching victim

REBECCA MORIN

March 31, 2013

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Two women have been accused of punching another woman in the head at least 40 times. Yadira Gallegos, 33, and Nuvia Gallegos, 28, were charged March 18 with first-degree burglary and assault causing bodily injury. Yadira Gallegos...

Women charged after forging $2,500 check

REBECCA MORIN

March 31, 2013

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A Cedar Rapids woman has been accused of forging a $2,500 check and depositing it in her bank account. Rondesha Roundtree, 26, was charged Aug. 20, 2010, with second-degree theft. A check for $2,500 made payable to Roundtree...

Rep. Tyler Olson endorses Braley for Senate seat

JORDYN REILAND

March 31, 2013

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Rep. Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids, who is also the Iowa Democratic Party chairman, on March 29 endorsed Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, for the Senate seat that Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, will vacate after next year. According to a...

The Box Score: A look at Iowa men’s basketball statistics ahead of NIT Final Four

IAN MARTIN

March 31, 2013

Filed under Sports

Iowa with halftime lead vs. nonconference opponents (including NIT): 12-1 As anyone who saw South Carolina State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, or Coppin State this season can attest, the Hawkeyes had an easy nonconference sc...

Indiana sweeps Iowa baseball in weekend series

TOMMY REINKING

March 31, 2013

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The Iowa baseball team had a few moments where its offense came alive, but none of it was enough as the Hawkeyes failed to slow down the scorching hot No. 19 Indiana Hoosiers in a three-game series over this past weekend. The...