The Daily Iowan

Marriage change draws out-of-staters, Missourians bus to town to get hitched

ANNA LOTHSON

May 4, 2009

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Elaine Lopez and Jackie McNeil waited nearly 23 years to say “I do.” On May 1, with 16 other gay and lesbian couples from Missouri, they got that chance in Iowa City. While the marriages won’t be recognized in their home ...

Iowa might have 7 H1N1 flu cases, Marshalltown closes schools

JENNIFER DELGADO

May 4, 2009

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There’s a good chance the seven probable H1N1 cases in Iowa will come back positive, adding to one already-confirmed illness, health officials said Sunday. “When we have probable cases, it’s highly likely they come back...

Man follows ancestors’ Mormon journey

ZHI XIONG

May 4, 2009

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Jesse and Mary Griffen left behind a destitute life in England. Seeking religious and material relief in the West, the train took them, along with 148 other Mormon immigrants, from Boston to Iowa City. In 1857, this was the end...

UI aids those with hearing disabilities

EMILY MELVOLD

May 4, 2009

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For the hundreds of deaf or hard-of-hearing students at the UI, such simple tasks as waking up, greeting someone at the door, and taking notes in class all prove to be challenging. Living with a hearing disability can be a constant...

No revenue effect seen in new marriages

SHAWN GUDE

May 4, 2009

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For gay-marriage supporters, last month’s ruling brought jubilation; for opponents, outrage. But for officials at the Iowa Department of Tax Revenue, it was treated analytically, as they worked to assess the implications of...

Alzheimer’s event raises $3,000

MICHAEL DALE-STEIN

May 4, 2009

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While Herky greeted people and music blared at College Green Park, 23 participants — mostly UI students — roamed Iowa City for two-and-a-half hours on May 2, looking for clues at such places as Kinnick Stadium and the Mayflower. The...

Farmers’ Market opens season

MARY HARRINGTON

May 4, 2009

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Switching out baseball caps and beers for fresh produce and reusable bags, locals packed a parking lot for opening day of the Farmers’ Market season. Pedestrians and produce-filled pickup trucks brightened up Chauncey Swan...

More nursing students eyeing graduate school

CHRIS CLARK

May 4, 2009

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Despite a shortage of nurses nationwide, the economic recession is limiting the number of positions available to graduating nursing majors. To make themselves more competitive, many are heading to graduate school to gain training...

Know your campus: Van Allen, scene of tragedy, success

MICHELE DANNO

May 4, 2009

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Van Allen Hall is often seen as a reminder of the 1991 shooting on the UI campus, but the building is famous for more than the gruesome event. The building has been occupied by the physics/astronomy department since 1965; it...

Brant leads golfers to sixth place

JORDAN GARRETSON

May 4, 2009

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The Iowa men’s golf team placed sixth at the 2009 Big Ten championships on Sunday at Penn State. No. 15 Illinois captured first place with a commanding 13-stroke margin of victory, but Iowa’s 72-hole team score of 1,172 (36...

Rowers’ best finish in 5 years

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

May 4, 2009

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The Iowa women’s rowing team improved on its past finishes at the Big Ten championships, and left the Griggs Reservoir in Columbus, Ohio, with one of the most successful seasons in the team’s history. Iowa took fifth at the...

Senior beats injury, runs Boston Marathon

EVELYN LAU

May 4, 2009

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Jacob Heninger could have never known a simple fundraising venture would result in traveling more than 1,100 miles away to compete in the Boston Marathon. The 22-year-old UI student competed in the Chicago Marathon in October...