The Daily Iowan

Teens, cops hoop it up

DANIEL SEIDL

April 17, 2014

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The sounds of basketball fill the gym, sneakers squeaking and balls hitting the court. A police officer sinks a 3-point shot and an eighth-grade student goes up for a block. “It’s pretty competitive — the kids just...

Supervisors OK hazard plan

KAITLIN DEWULF

April 17, 2014

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The five-year effort to establish Johnson County’s first comprehensive hazard-mitigation plan continues to push toward increased disaster protection across the county. The county Board of Supervisors adopted the Johnson...

Another sex-assault reported

REBECCA MORIN

April 17, 2014

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University of Iowa officials have received a report of another sexual assault. This would be the 12th sexual assault reported for the 2013-14 academic year. The student reported to UI staff that she had been sexually assaulted...

No worries yet on planting corn

ALEKSANDRA VUJICIC

April 17, 2014

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Iowa’s prized crop has gone unplanted so far this year, but farmers’ concerns aren’t growing. Iowa, along with other major corn-producing states, are planting their corn at historically low rates for this time...

Cultural event expands

CHRIS HIGGINS

April 17, 2014

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Community members tried free food — and something new. The University of Iowa Campus Activities Board cultural committee hosted the second Taste of Asia on Thursday night at Old Brick. Students and local residents were offered...

IC seeks to sing blues

IAN MURPHY

April 17, 2014

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Iowa City has an upcoming case of the blues, but it’s not a bad thing. Iowa City is in the Blue Zone Demonstration Site stage, said Dan Buetner, founder of Blue Zones and identifier of the original areas. This means Iowa...

Fire probe focuses on welder

DI STAFF

April 17, 2014

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A welder reportedly might have caused a warehouse fire Tuesday afternoon. Iowa City Fire Battalion Chief Brian Platz said in a letter to Chief John Grier that his team believes a welder could have started the fire. The welder...

Video: Local R&B Artist Mario Smith

DI STAFF

April 17, 2014

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Catchers step up in Kenyon’s absence

RYAN RODRIGUEZ

April 17, 2014

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When Iowa catcher Trevor Kenyon injured his PCL sliding in to third base a few weeks ago, many in attendance wondered who would shoulder the load behind the plate in his absence. Would it be sophomore Blake Hickman, the right-handed...

Struggling Hawks look to turn season around

JORDAN HANSEN

April 17, 2014

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As Iowa heads to the Mt. SAC Relays this weekend, the general consensus is that the next three weeks will determine how the Hawks’ season will be viewed. The past couple weeks have not been kind to Hawkeyes — they have...

Seaborne looks back at Iowa career

KYLE MANN

April 17, 2014

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The Iowa women’s tennis team will conclude its regular season at home this weekend, facing Ohio State at 3 p.m. today as well as Penn State on April 20. Lone senior Ruth Seaborne will also be celebrated on the latter, Iowa’s...

Softball set for Spartans

JACK ROSSI

April 17, 2014

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An important Big Ten matchup awaits Iowa this weekend at Pearl Field: Michigan State will visit this weekend for a three-game series. Iowa (12-23) is coming off an impressive offensive showing against No.13 Missouri. The Hawkeyes...