The Daily Iowan

UI administrators seek input for budget plans

ANNA LOTHSON

March 6, 2009

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Even for Doug True, the UI senior vice president for Finance, budget crunching is no walk in the park. “I’d like to think that by now, I’ve seen everything,” he said. But he said he has never experienced a financial...

Iowa lawmakers may ban Salvia

SHAWN GUDE

March 6, 2009

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UI alumnus Tanner Faaborg felt weightless, his self-perception was absent, and his eyes became linked “to what I thought was a new dimension.” Laughter overtook his helpless body. “Reality then began to set in as the objects...

Homeless down and out in IC

JUSTIN SUGG

March 6, 2009

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If he lived during the Great Depression, Chris Washington would have ridden the rails. But on Tuesday, he waited for the bus. “I’ll ride the buses all day. I like jumping from state to state,” he said. “In Chicago, I...

Research: Empty nesters see improved quality of marriage

CHRIS CLARK

March 6, 2009

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Everyone knows what happens when mom and dad drop off their baby in the dorm room: Mom is crying, holding on to every moment of that last hug, while dad nostalgically looks out the window remembering his college years and wondering...

UI Press not pressed into trouble

KATHLEEN SERINO

March 6, 2009

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Artfully dodging the sting of the recession, the UI Press is preserving itself with traditional business practices and introducing some new ones, too. Nationwide book sales for most college presses are down 8 to 10 percent from...

Faces of the UI: Prof interested by freaks

GEOFF WARING

March 6, 2009

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UI psychology Professor Mark Blumberg is fascinated with freaks. But these freaks — a man with no legs who learned to walk with his hands, a dog in Oklahoma who learned to walk upright, and Siamese twins who can play the piano,...

Foodies encourage Iowa Pork for environmental responsibility

MARY HARRINGTON

March 6, 2009

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Some West Coast farmers and foodies are urging their peers to consider abandoning certain buy-local ideals when it comes to pork. The ideal source of the savory meat, they say: Iowa. “If you’re looking for high-quality meat,...

Mock Trial team prepares for national championship tournament

EMILY MELVOLD

March 6, 2009

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Kristin Langhammer is not really a death investigator. Travis Wilkening is not a real expert witness. And Alex Whitt is not a real lawyer. But every night, these UI students practice playing their courtroom roles as members of...

Celebrating women from all over

LINI GE

March 6, 2009

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One day a year, women take off work and receive gifts from their employers and flowers from their families and friends. Not in Iowa, but in Anna Lipnik’s home country, Ukraine, the nation annually celebrates International Women’s...

Health-care costs pinch businesses

JENNIFER DELGADO

March 6, 2009

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When its health-care costs skyrocketed by 90 percent three years ago, the New Pioneer Co-op switched insurance companies. Although the company — which provides health-care benefits for roughly 144 employees — changed its...

Women open basketball tournament against Minnesota

JEFF PAWOLA

March 6, 2009

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The women’s Big Ten Tournament got underway Thursday as the conferences lower seeds battled it. There were no real surprises — No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 6 Indiana, and No. 9 Illinois all emerged victorious. Tonight, fourth-seeded...

Hawkeye men’s basketball team will try to end close losses

SCOTT MILLER

March 6, 2009

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When looking at the Iowa men’s basketball team, one is hard-pressed to remember the blowout losses. Sure, the Hawkeyes, who sit at 10th in the conference with a 4-13 record, have endured plenty of defeats over the past four...