The Daily Iowan

Filipino book tax no more, thanks in part to UI professor

EMILY MELVOLD

June 8, 2009

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Robin Hemley doesn’t consider himself a troublemaker, but he admits he did cause quite a stir in the Philippines last month. Unexpectedly, his writing started an international protest against a tariff on imported books in the...

City eyes ways to prevent last year’s flood devastation

CHRIS CLARK

June 8, 2009

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Because Dubuque Street was flooded, it took a fire truck nearly three times longer than usual to reach its destination, Fire Chief Andy Rocca said last July. A year later, officials are mulling over projects to prevent Dubuque...

UI implements credit-card parking

CHRIS CURTLAND

June 8, 2009

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The UI Parking and Transportation Department recently began accepting debit and credit cards, potentially streamlining payment at the university’s 12 parking facilities with cashiers. Parking-lot patrons — especially those...

Contraceptive sponge back on shelves

AMY MATTSON

June 8, 2009

Filed under News

The sponge is back — but the once-popular contraceptive is unlikely to regain its former glory. After a nearly 11-year absence and several on-again, off-again production struggles, the Today Sponge reappeared on shelves this...

Renovation coming for county Administration Building

HOLLY HINES

June 8, 2009

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County officials could work in a renovated building by December under a project to increase energy efficiency in the Johnson County Administration Building. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved the roughly $72,000...

Local abortion clinic security upped

KATIE SIMS

June 8, 2009

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A temporary security guard patrolled outside the Emma Goldman Clinic last week in the wake of the killing of a prominent abortion provider. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered the U.S. Marshals Service to increase security for...

Top headlines during our publishing hiatus

DI STAFF

June 8, 2009

Filed under News

Cedric Everson, a former Hawkeye football player charged with sexual abuse, has his trial pushed back again, this time to Nov. 2. Everson, 19, is accused of participating in the reported rape of a former UI student-athlete in...

Hawks battle coaches in wrestling trials

CLARK CAHILL

June 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

Competing for a spot on the World Team is enough to get one’s adrenaline flowing. Having to wrestle your coaches, as senior-to-be Brent Metcalf had to do, for a chance to earn that spot only adds to the excitement. Several...

Men’s golf finishes strong

CLARK CAHILL

June 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

It’s an adage in the sports realm: Experience equals future success. The Iowa men’s golf team is hoping this will ring true after finishing 17th out of 30 teams in the three-round, stroke-play competition at the NCAA championships...

Iowa runner takes aim at 800 club

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

Maybe it’s the fist-bump from his mother before every race. Maybe it’s the pre-meet hip-hop playlist he listens to. Or maybe, as he insists, it’s the grueling, year-round training regimen. Whatever the case, it has propelled...

Long jumper strives for consistency

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

June 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa women’s track and field senior Renee White was calm as she approached the pit in the triple jump during the Big Ten championships in Columbus, Ohio. The result was the largest jump in Big Ten and Iowa history, and it defeated...

Hawkeye softball looks ahead

SEAN MORGAN

June 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

Gayle Blevins has coached in numerous NCAA Tournaments. Compared with past appearances, the Iowa softball team did not meet its expectations. The Hawkeyes ended their 2009 season by being eliminated in the Atlanta Regional by...