The Daily Iowan

Pumpkin harvest positive

MEGAN SANCHEZ

October 2, 2013

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As leaf colors begin to change and the Halloween holiday quickly approaches, Iowans are beginning to purchase a traditional orange decoration — pumpkins.  Luckily for buyers, local pumpkin patch owners say the dry summer...

UIHC helps students understand Affordable Care Act

ABIGAIL MEIER

October 2, 2013

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is targeting the concerns of many students and Iowa City community members about the Affordable Care Act in an attempt to ease confusion. “This is part of the educational process,”...

Historic building opening soon

MEGAN SKUSTER

October 2, 2013

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Despite surpassing its anticipated completion date, officials say the remodeling on the bottom floor of on historical building downtown will be finished in the next couple of weeks and an unannounced retailer will occupy the space....

Construction starting for MidWestOne

REBECCA MORIN

October 2, 2013

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As several ongoing projects in the Iowa City Downtown District are underway, one facility south of Burlington Street will soon break ground in the Riverfront Crossing District. At Tuesday’s Iowa City City Council meeting,...

Iowa Senator introducing bill to legalize medicinal marijuana

EMILY FRIESE

October 2, 2013

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Iowa could be next in line to legalize medicinal marijuana. Come January, when lawmakers return to the capital, legislation to decriminalize medical use of the drug will once again be introduced. Twenty states have legalized...

Former UI faculty member talks humanitarian aid

MEGAN DEPPE

October 2, 2013

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John Lawrence, an associate professor of surgery at the University of Vermont and former faculty member of the University of Iowa, spoke on the grave humanitarian needs of people around the world — particularly in Syria —...

Local man charged after cashing fraudulent check

DI STAFF

October 2, 2013

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A local man was charged after allegedly cashing a fraudulent check. Pernell Wilkins, 26, was charged June 11 with third-degree theft. According to an Iowa City Police complaint, Wilkins entered Midwest One Bank, 102 S. Clinton...

Iowa City man charged after changing amount of check

DI STAFF

October 2, 2013

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An Iowa City man has been accused of changing the amount of a check. Layton McDonald, 50, was charged Sept. 26 with forgery. According to an Iowa City police complaint, McDonald knowingly altered the amount of a check that was...

Resurging the defensive line

BEN ROSS

October 2, 2013

Filed under Sports

The table was set for a smash-mouth game of football between Iowa and Minnesota on Sept. 28 in Minneapolis. The Gophers had accumulated 1,129 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground through its first four games. Iowa had allowed...

Iowa falls to volleyball 3-1

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

October 2, 2013

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The Iowa volleyball team fell to the No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday night, 3-1. The match was a roller coaster, despite an inspired effort by the Black and Gold. “I thought we competed really hard,” head...

Hawkeyes defeat Iowa Central 10-1

DANNY PAYNE

October 2, 2013

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The Iowa baseball team defeated Iowa Central Community College Wednesday by a score of 10-1 to move to 3-0 in the fall ball season. The Hawkeyes and Tritons were scoreless through 4.5 innings of the contest. Iowa broke the tie...

Iowa soccer finding success in the air

JACOB SHEYKO

October 2, 2013

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Being good in the air is a term that is thrown around a lot in soccer. But what exactly does it mean to be good in the air? Just about every aspect of soccer has a statistic to back it up, but that’s not the case with the...