The Daily Iowan

The boy bigger than life

JORDYN REILAND

February 4, 2014

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Green balloons fill the sky instantaneously in Moline around Aug. 12 every year. The identical balloons leave from the same place, but almost always end up in a completely different location from the one next to it. Some end up...

Officials react to Farm Bill

IAN MURPHY

February 4, 2014

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The U.S. Senate passed the farm bill on a 68-32 vote Tuesday —creating mixed reactions from both Iowa farmers and senators. The farm bill. passed every five years, provides a structure for federal agriculture spending and policy,...

Iowa native returns to headline Dance Marathon

STACEY MURRAY

February 4, 2014

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Brian Kistler and Ted Wendler met during their childhood summers on the beaches of Lake Michigan. Later, they both served as counselors at Camp Wapsie — a youth development program. And when Kistler became the entertainment...

College of Medicine requests space and time

MEGAN DEPPE

February 4, 2014

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Students in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine are just looking for a place to sit between shifts. But in order to have their concerns heard, the student are taking the first step — they have put their requests...

Research reaches across the state

LILY ABROMEIT

February 4, 2014

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Sirens echo as emergency doors are thrust open, and a patient is rushed into the hospital. But instead of travelling down the hall to a regular operating room, the doctors file into a room and press a button on a large TV, instantly...

Social services offers supportive family meetings

CARTER CRANBERG

February 4, 2014

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Johnson County Social Services officials hope a new trial program, starting Feb. 10, will assist struggling families to prevent future problems. Social Services has allocated $2,000 of state funding to create support sessions...

Local man allegedly punches person numerous times in the face

DI STAFF

February 4, 2014

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An Iowa City man has been accused of punching another person numerous times in the face. Shawn Rasmussen, 19, was charged on Nov. 1, 2013, with first-degree burglary and assault causing injury. According to an Iowa City police...

Local man allegedly forges numerous checks

DI STAFF

February 4, 2014

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A local man has been accused of forging numerous checks. Daniel Hodges, 18, was charged with three counts of forgery on Dec. 6, 2013. According to a North Liberty police complaint, Hodges intended to defraud another person. Hodges...

Man allegedly forges $2,000 in checks

DI STAFF

February 4, 2014

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A local man has been accused of writing an unauthorized check for more than $2,000. Judah Seruya, 41, was charged with forgery on Dec. 12, 2013. According to a North Liberty police complaint, Seruya allegedly forged a check...

Proposed gun law brings concern in legislature

DI STAFF

February 4, 2014

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For many Iowa families, hunting, firearm ownership, and participation in shooting sports are family traditions, but a newly proposed gun law that would make it legal for young Iowans to use handguns is causing some concern in...

Wiegers headlines Iowa’s 2014 recruiting class

CODY GOODWIN

February 4, 2014

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Tyler Wiegers, as many of the Class of 2014 did this year, announced his college of choice on Twitter. “Committed to Iowa University! So excited for the future! Thanks to everyone for the support!” he wrote on Dec....

Hawkeyes haul in solid 2014 class

CODY GOODWIN

February 4, 2014

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Last year’s National Signing Day was the first in five years that Iowa didn’t land a four-star recruit. This didn’t come as much of a surprise, seeing as the Hawkeyes finished that year’s football season...