The Daily Iowan

Dance Marathon passes $13 million in fundraising since 1995

LILY ABROMEIT AND MEGAN SANCHEZ

February 9, 2014

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Dancers gathered in the IMU Main Ballroom this past weekend to dance in support for those who have won, are still fighting, or have lost the battle against childhood cancer. Twenty-four hours of no sitting, no caffeine, and no slee...

Human Rights Awareness Week kicks off

IAN MURPHY

February 9, 2014

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University of Iowa students and faculty members will come together for a week of events centered on human rights awareness. This week will feature events highlighting human-rights issues on campus. The events will include...

School Board to vote on not having classes for MLK Day

CARTER CRANBERG

February 9, 2014

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Local children receive an additional holiday this coming school year. The Iowa City School Board will vote on its 2014-2015 calendar, deciding whether to hold classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day after listening to many angry...

Contractors stumble onto archaeological finds

STACEY MURRAY

February 9, 2014

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Four feet beneath Hubbard Park lies the surface the first white settlers in Iowa City trod on in the 19th century. A recent dig unearthed history from Iowa’s pioneers. Workers found archaeological artifacts while excavating...

Independent bookstores at peak during digital age

ALISON KEIM

February 9, 2014

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It was clear that something was changing as the Amazon Kindle was released in 2011 — the way the world was reading was changing. But during the e-book peak season, independent bookstores have been growing popularity in Iowa...

University employee celebrates milestone

CHRIS HIGGINS

February 9, 2014

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Forty years ago, each Cambus had a smiley face, empty lots and temporary buildings defined downtown Iowa City during urban renewal, and the concept of a “smart phone” remained firmly in the realm of science fiction....

Local man arrested on drug charges

DI STAFF

February 9, 2014

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A local man has been accused of possessing 2.5 grams of heroin in Hy-Vee parking lot. Justin Brown, 25, was charged on Jan. 13 with controlled-substance violation. According to an Iowa City police complaint, on Dec. 27, the...

Local man allegedly cashed fictitious check

DI STAFF

February 9, 2014

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A local man has been accused of cashing a fictitious check for $625.46. Christopher Strickland, 29, was charged Jan. 3 with forgery. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Strickland cashed a fictitious check in the amount...

Iowa City man allegedly bruised a woman’s neck

DI STAFF

February 9, 2014

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A local man has been accused of bruising a woman’s neck during an altercation. Cameron Harp, 26, was charged on Feb. 8 with domestic-abuse assault impeding air/blood causing bodily injury. According to an Iowa City police...

Ramos ends career in Carver perfect

DANNY PAYNE

February 9, 2014

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The notion popped into Tony Ramos’ mind three weeks before. The Iowa senior said he hadn’t given any thought to the idea he could go undefeated in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Fast forward to Sunday; Ramos wrestled in ...

Gesell and Marble lead Iowa to win over Michigan

BEN ROSS

February 9, 2014

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Devyn Marble stood near the top of the key. He was waiting for something. As he had on two previous possessions, Mike Gesell dished the basketball to an open Marble from beyond 21 feet. As he had on two previous possessions...

Iowa wrestling wins big over Michigan

CODY GOODWIN

February 9, 2014

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A day after the Iowa cagers embarrassed their Michigan counterparts, the Maize and Blue wrestling team was given a similar beating by the Hawkeye grapplers in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. No. 2 Iowa disposed of the 12th-ranked Wolverines,...