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New Pi garden to feature beer

PAUL OSGERBY

July 22, 2014

Filed under News

One local community garden is set to celebrate summer harvest next month with a cool, frothy glass of beer. On Aug. 24, the sponsors of Earth Source Garden, located at the northeast corner of North Scott Boulevard and Roches...

Team spirit fuels RAGBRAI

TYLER FINCHUM

July 22, 2014

Filed under News

Tyler Finchum, a staffer at The Daily Iowan, will write about his first RAGBRAI experience for the rest of the week. This second installment recaps his third day on the road. Today’s 80-plus mile RAGBRAI ride from Emmets...

UI grads went from Georgia to Cooking Channel

TING XUAN TAN

July 22, 2014

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After receiving so much from their host family in the Republic of Georgia, McKinze Cook and Sean Fredericks were able to give something back. “They really liked our ketchup,” Cook said. When her parents sent the...

Group pushes equity plan

MICHAEL KADRIE

July 22, 2014

Filed under News

Iowa City may soon have a new champion for equity in its schools. Chad Simmons, the executive director of Diversity Focus, appeared before the Iowa City School Board on Tuesday to extend a helping hand to the district’s...

Cycling as life lesson

JUSTUS FLAIR

July 22, 2014

Filed under News

Like any native Iowan, Brian David Bruns knows all about RAGBRAI, the world’s longest, oldest, and largest bicycle touring event, which spans the state of Iowa. The cyclists’ journeys last one week, during which they...

Company eyes Iowa pipeline

QUENTIN MISIAG

July 22, 2014

Filed under News

Officials from a Texas energy conglomerate believe 5,000 to 8,000 new jobs could be created across America’s Heartland — if a massive, multistate oil pipeline transporting light, sweet crude through Iowa, becomes reality. In ...

Q&A: Basabe still has big plans as professional basketball player and entrepreneur

KYLE MANN

July 22, 2014

Filed under Sports

The Daily Iowan: You made a return to the Prime Time League last week; how’d that come about? Melsahn Basabe: That was my first game since the season, and I really hadn’t played much up and down. I really just came...

Semi-finals ahead for Game Time

CHARLES GREEN

July 22, 2014

Filed under Sports

A couple of easy quarterfinal victories sent Pat McCool’s team and Joe Johnston’s team into the semifinal round of the Game Time League playoffs. With a trip to the championship game on the line, these teams won’t...

Hawks in the NFL: Clayborn enters pivotal season in contract year

CHARLES GREEN

July 22, 2014

Filed under Sports

Clayborn out to prove his worth Four years ago, Adrian Clayborn became the highest drafted Hawkeye player since 2006 when Tampa Bay took him with the No. 20 overall pick — no Hawkeye has been taken higher since. In his rook...

Uthoff shines despite unusual circumstances

KYLE MANN

July 22, 2014

Filed under Sports

The first round of the Prime Time League playoffs took place on July 17, and as the third through sixth seeds played their elimination games, the top two seeds enjoyed a bye week. The teams wanted to play a casual game to give...

Buttenham to play with Canadian team

DI STAFF

July 22, 2014

Filed under Sports

With three of her future teammates currently on Game Time League rosters, Iowa incoming freshman Christina Buttenham will join the roster of the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team. The team will play in the FIBA Americas...

Editorial: Patchwork rehabilitation policies for Iowa’s juveniles

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 22, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Even with Des Moines nearing the top of the chart for places to raise a family — No. 6, according to Forbes — children can’t seem to catch a break in Iowa … at least not consistently.  While Gov. Terry Branstad and othe...