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Local rally protests Iran vote

AMY MATTSON

June 18, 2009

Filed under News

One hue dominated the Pedestrian Mall on Wednesday: green, in support of Mir Hossein Mousavi — the loser in Iran’s June 12 disputed presidential election. The UI Persian Student Organization displayed its solidarity with...

Officials push IC-Chicago train

TYLER LYON

June 18, 2009

Filed under News

The Iowa Department of Transportation will apply for $32.5 million in federal stimulus money to start passenger-train service that would serve Chicago and Iowa City and give Illinois students another way to travel between home...

Proposed legislation worries local radio stations

NICOLE KARLIS

June 18, 2009

Filed under News

One day, there could be no such thing as hopping in the car and tuning to one’s favorite music station — including KRUI on campus. At least, that’s the worst-case scenario local artists and radio executives envision as...

STD tests on the rise

KATIE SIMS

June 18, 2009

Filed under News

The number of men getting tested for HIV in Iowa more than doubled in the last year, and it increased by 50 percent in many other states, recent reports of Planned Parenthood Centers’ youth testing show. And MTV is partially...

More car shoppers start with Internet

MICHELLE BORYCA

June 18, 2009

Filed under News

Buying a new car may be just a click away, but a local dealership doesn’t think of this as a dead end. Drew McEleney, the Internet manager at McEleney Autoplex, said his company is well aware their clients are going online...

Digital communication doesn’t hamper students’ writing ability

DAVID GREEN

June 18, 2009

Filed under News

Carol Severino, a UI associate professor of rhetoric, said she has received decidedly informal e-mails in her communications with some students who “forget they’re talking to a professor and not one of their friends.” And...

Tucker goes off in Prime Time victory

TRAVIS VARNER

June 18, 2009

Filed under Sports

Anthony Tucker caught fire Wednesday night in his Prime Time League showdown against Hawkeye teammate Matt Gatens, propelling the Vinton Merchants to a 102-95 victory over Jill Armstrong of Lepic-Kroeger Realtors. The sophomore-to-be...

Frosh shines again in Culver’s and Gatens Real Estate/McCurry’s match-up

J.T. BUGOS

June 18, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa sophomore-to-be Andrew Brommer, playing for Culver’s of Coralville, nailed a 3-pointer from the wing to open the scoring in the game between Culver’s and Gatens Real Estate/McCurry’s. Culver’s jumped out to a 9-0...

Hawk camp goes swimmingly

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

June 18, 2009

Filed under Sports

When Iowa swimming head coach Marc Long came to the Hawkeyes’ summer camp in 1983, the program was the hottest team in the Big Ten, fresh off back-to-back Big Ten championships in 1981 and 1982. Since then, Long earned himself...

Football players Derby, Christensen, and Ferentz reinstated

BRENDAN STILES

June 18, 2009

Filed under Sports

Shortly after a press conference to promote an event featuring motivational speaker Joe Ehrmann, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz told local media that three players — son James Ferentz, Zach Derby, and Tyler Christensen — have...

A passenger rail in Iowa City should serve the rest of Iowa, not just Illinois

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 18, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Iowa City sometimes resembles a Chicago suburb. This is especially true during the football and baseball seasons, when Illinois transplants festoon their apartments and lawns with Chicago-area sports team banners, lawn furniture,...

Survival of the newsiest

ADAM SULLIVAN

June 18, 2009

Filed under Opinions

You are probably reading this for free. Sure, there’s a chance you pay for a subscription or that you picked this up at a convenience store for half a buck. But, more likely, you grabbed this copy of the DI for free on campu...