The Daily Iowan

Pump inspections: The mismeasure of gas

KURT CUNNINGHAM

May 14, 2009

Filed under News

Most people worry more about the price of gas than the pump it’s coming out of. But if it’s a pump in Johnson County: Consumers beware. The Iowa Weights and Measures Bureau does not complete its job of inspecting gas pumps...

Fight central near Hollywood Boulevard

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

May 14, 2009

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One Iowa City woman has pulled her children from school and said she is leaving the city following a series of riots outside her home. Iowa City police responded to a fight Wednesday at City High, 1900 Morningside Drive, which...

Local-option tax estimates revised down

SHANE ERSLAND

May 14, 2009

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The local-option sales tax would have garnered millions of dollars more for flood mitigation if it had passed in Coralville, but some of the area’s business owners say they’re glad customers will not have to pay extra taxes. A...

Speed bumps for same-sex marriage

SHAWN GUDE

May 14, 2009

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For Lindsey Quinn-Wriedt, a UI graduate student who recently married her wife, the out-of-state legal issues facing her nascent same-sex marriage are daunting. “It’s scary — if we were in a car accident, my not being able...

Senior thinks globally, acts medically

MEGAN DIAL

May 14, 2009

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UI senior Rachel Bender cannot picture where she will be living 10 years from now — and the uncertainty excites her. Bender, 22, is an international-studies major with an emphasis in global health and Latin American studies....

Pork farmers look ahead after flu scare

ANNA LOTHSON

May 14, 2009

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As the weather heats up, the grills come out and people are ready to barbecue. And though the pork industry took a big hit after the term “swine flu” scared some people away from the meat, prices are back on the rise, said...

Q&A: Mason talks about arts facilities, night classes

ANNA LOTHSON

May 14, 2009

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DI: The first question on everyone’s mind right now concerns Hancher and the Arts Campus. What is the next step with those buildings? What does the future look like for art students? Mason: The next step is site selection. ...

Officials not seeing delayed retirements

CLARK CAHILL

May 14, 2009

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At a time when the UI is facing budget shortfalls and may be forced to reduce faculty and staff, some university officials say they’re not concerned about the possibility of professors delaying retirement. A survey released...

Hoop dreams burn bright

SCOTT MILLER

May 14, 2009

Filed under Sports

When Jarryd Cole talks about the future of the Iowa basketball program, he sounds a bit like a motivational speaker. The sophomore Hawkeye forward seems not only like a man obsessed with getting the team — his team — out...

Coach of the year: Brands atop wrestling

RYAN YOUNG

May 14, 2009

Filed under Sports

In three years, no other current Iowa coach has accomplished more than Tom Brands. All others are dwarfed in comparison. Twice named Big Ten Coach of the Year, the 41-year-old has molded two national champions, three conference...

Men’s track heads to Big Ten championships

ZACH SMITH

May 14, 2009

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John Hickey has accomplished a lot in his four years as a varsity thrower for the Iowa men’s track and field team. Hickey holds the school record in the shot put after breaking Jeremy Allen’s 8-year-old mark last February....

Women’s track competes in Big Tens

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

May 14, 2009

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The Iowa women’s track and field team will leave for Columbus, Ohio, on Friday to compete in the outdoor Big Ten championships, wrapping up the second half of the 2009 campaign. The Hawkeyes will try to improve their last-place...