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Spunky 6-year-old fights on

REBECCA MORIN

February 5, 2014

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Behind the frames of 6-year-old Kyla Tome’s red-rimmed glasses, she wonderfully mimicked every line from Disney’s Cinderella and hummed every melody, as she lay in her mother’s arms in a hospital bed large en...

Keeping it in the marathon family

MEGAN DEPPE

February 5, 2014

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Taylor Bogue can still remember the first time she was exposed to the University of Iowa Dance Marathon, all thanks to her brothers. “You walked in, and the entire ballroom was covered in green,” she said, remem...

Regents push for change in genetic medicine

KEVIN SVEC

February 5, 2014

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What was once confined only to science-fiction movies is now the subject of boardroom meetings. Such medicine would cater to each patient’s specific needs. The medication prescribed would be based on the genetic makeup of a ...

County to use more aid funds

CHRIS HIGGINS

February 5, 2014

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Johnson County has once again been called upon to provide aid to families in need. The county’s Focus on Youth Fund program has experienced an influx of families since July, and it is set to receive $7,000 in additional...

Legislators focus on e-cigarettes

MICHELLE NGO

February 5, 2014

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Bubble gum, caramel apple, peanut butter cup, gummy bear, and butterscotch. No, these aren’t flavors of candy but rather those produced by electronic cigarette — or e-cigarette — companies, in attempts to appeal to prospective...

Sowing those basketball seeds

RYAN PROBASCO

February 5, 2014

Filed under Sports

Barring a complete collapse, the Iowa men’s basketball team will suit up when the Big Dance kicks off in March. Where the Hawkeyes will play and what seed they’ll have, however, is more of an unknown. Looking back at this tim...

Notebook: Ferentz happy with recruits

CODY GOODWIN

February 5, 2014

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Kirk Ferentz was rather happy on late Wednesday afternoon when he sat down in the auditorium of the Hayden Fry Football Complex. The most recent National Signing Day was mostly over for him. Ferentz said he was pleased with ...

The Rosster: This February is a step in the right direction for Iowa football

BEN ROSS

February 5, 2014

Filed under Sports

Iowa’s recruiting class from 2008 contained 26 young men who committed to play college football for the Black and Gold. Fast Forward to 2012, when just six of those 26 saw meaningful playing time on the gridiron for Iowa....

Iowa looks to rebound against strong Penn State team

MATT CABEL

February 5, 2014

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There was almost no time wasted in Lisa Bluder’s short postgame press conference on Feb. 1 before the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions were mentioned. Mere minutes removed from an 80-67 loss against Nebraska, the Hawkeyes...

Field hockey signs nine

DI STAFF

February 5, 2014

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The Iowa field hockey program announced nine prep student-athletes had singed National Letters of Intent Wednesday. The future Hawkeyes are listed below. Melissa Progar, Midfielder, Yorktown, Va. Tabb High — by Danny Payne ...

Editorial: De-militarize the police

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

February 5, 2014

Filed under Opinions

The footage showed an event like something you’d expect from an elite-forces operation: a group of armed men in riot gear advancing slowly on a building, then breaking open a door with a battering ram and moving in swiftly. But...

Lane: The Jingo Olympics

JOE LANE

February 5, 2014

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One of my fondest, albeit strangest, memories of my time at Iowa thus far occurred late in the evening following this year’s Iowa-Wisconsin football game. I was enjoying my Panchero’s burrito with my buddies amid the...