The Daily Iowan

Rash of male attacks raises questions

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

April 14, 2009

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It used to end with a bloody nose or maybe a bruise. Not anymore. While male-on-male violence in downtown Iowa City is nothing new, police have seen an alarming trend of seemingly random assaults and say the severity of the attacks...

UISG vote hits glitch, is delayed

MICHELE DANNO

April 14, 2009

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While UI Student Government hopefuls thought Monday was their last full day of campaigning, they found out last night they still have another week. And many of them are not happy about it. UISG voting opened at midnight on Sunday...

Girl Talk packs ’em in at 10k show

KATIE HANSON

April 14, 2009

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In contrast to the awkward/cute high-school proms that will take place next month, the IMU hosted a markedly different kind of show Monday night: the best dance party ever. To celebrate its sixth year, the 10,000 Hours Show snagged...

Iowa child-support changes spark questions

ZHI XIONG

April 14, 2009

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A month after the Iowa Supreme Court adopted new child-support guidelines, attorneys around the state are still learning to navigate the changes before the rules go into effect July 1. They are more dramatic than in previous...

Ease up on work, food, expert warns

CAITLIN LOMBARDO

April 14, 2009

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Two silent killers have crept their way into the American culture — work exhaustion and over-consumption. John de Graaf, who lectured at the UI Monday night, speaks for over-worked employees and educates about the dangers of...

Officials: Diversity includes those with disabilities

ANNA LOTHSON

April 14, 2009

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As the UI community attempts to increase disability awareness while the state budget slims down, officials in the mental-health program worry about future funding. But with the volume of the cuts still unknown, discussion of...

Nurses: Iowa law needs to change to ensure patient safety

JENNIFER DELGADO

April 14, 2009

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A group of Iowa nurses wants to change the wording of a current state standard to ensure patient safety. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses asked Iowa legislators to maintain the rule of staffing one operating...

River model clears cofferdam in flood

MARY HARRINGTON

April 14, 2009

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A new model of the Iowa River reveals that a cofferdam did not cause as much flooding last summer as many originally thought. Some residents of the upstream Idyllwild neighborhood, located northwest of Terrell Mill Park, blamed...

Volunteers take five (motionless minutes) for respect

SCOTT RAYNOR

April 14, 2009

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Roughly 70 people walking through the Old Capitol Town Center froze at the sound of a bell on Monday. The volunteers — made up of UI students, Iowa City residents, and Rape Victim Advocacy Program members — stayed motionless...

Commentary: Recalling Harry Kalas

BRENDAN STILES

April 14, 2009

Filed under Sports

I am not a Philadelphia Phillies fan. But when I heard the news Monday that their play-by-play voice Harry Kalas had died, I nearly broke into tears. In 2006, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kalas for a story I had done focusing...

Still a ways to go for females

EVELYN LAU

April 14, 2009

Filed under Sports

For all the strides Title IX has made for female athletics, the negative aspect is hardly ever addressed. On Monday evening, five prominent women shared their Iowa sports experiences during a press forum held at the Karro Athletics...

End of UNI baseball program means last Corridor Classic

ROBBIE LEHMAN

April 14, 2009

Filed under Sports

CEDAR RAPIDS — With 20 or so people and media members eagerly watching and listening, Iowa and Northern Iowa baseball coaches Jack Dahm and Rick Heller spoke about the upcoming Corridor Classic between their teams at a press...