The Daily Iowan

‘Volunteer’ city helps out

ALINA RUBEZHOVA and ZHANRAN ZHAO

June 22, 2009

Filed under News

Volunteer turnout rates in Iowa City are high compared with other cities in the United States — 17 percent higher than the national average. As of 2008, the Corporation for National and Community Service reported Iowa City...

A look at Sunday’s storm

DI STAFF

June 22, 2009

Filed under News

 

Farmers work against erosion

KIF RICHMANN

June 22, 2009

Filed under News

Efforts are underway to mitigate future soil loss, as well as decrease the chances of major water runoff from Iowa fields after the floods of 2008 caused massive damage and erosion. David Dvorak, who farms corn, soybeans, and...

Stabbing reported in bar parking lot

ABE TEKIPPE

June 22, 2009

Filed under News

Less than a week after the Iowa City City Council granted Los Cocos a six-month liquor license renewal, authorities are investigating a stabbing that reportedly occurred in the parking lot next to the bar over the weekend. “This...

Regents settle lawsuit over presidential search meetings

SCOTT RAYNOR

June 22, 2009

Filed under News

The state Board of Regents was found violating Iowa’s Open Meetings Law during the 2007 UI Presidential Search. The settlement requires the regents to pay over $65,000 to a former UI professor, Harold Hammond, who brought the...

Avidly cutting an English rug

CHRIS CURTLAND

June 22, 2009

Filed under News

Complete with period costumes and a string trio, English Country Dancers had a ‘ball’ in the Old Capitol Museum on June 20. Barbara Zilles, the group organizer of the English Country Dancers of Iowa City, went swirling by...

Lunch-box initiative hopes to engage student fans

PATRICK RAFFERTY

June 22, 2009

Filed under Sports

Looking for a way to add excitement to the upcoming football and men’s basketball seasons, the Iowa athletics department is off to a great start with its lunch-box program. Starting with the 2009-10 academic year, it will offer...

Women’s hoops honored for volunteering

AARON COOPER

June 22, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Iowa women’s basketball team was recognized during a ceremony June 19 at Linn-Mar High School for its community service when it received the 2009 Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award. The Hawkeyes are very deserving of the...

Gatens has appendectomy

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 22, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa guard Matt Gatens had surgery to remove his appendix Sunday morning. The stomach pain put a scare into Gatens and his family, but the sophomore was feeling well enough to take calls and see visitors at Mercy Hospital by...

Offensive tackle Calloway suspended after OWI

BRENDAN STILES

June 22, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa offensive tackle Kyle Calloway will be suspended for the Hawkeyes’ home-opener against Northern Iowa on Sept. 5. The announcement came from head coach Kirk Ferentz shortly after the fifth-year senior-to-be was charged with...

Salary increase for police shouldn’t come at the cost of lost jobs

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 22, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Security and law enforcement are essential to maintaining a stable society. The key to maintaining that security is entrusting a corps of individuals to protect and serve and also adequately motivating and rewarding them. Rarely...

Reflecting on freshman mysteries

DEAN TREFTZ

June 22, 2009

Filed under Opinions

There was a time when walking between Van Allen and Seashore Halls at night was exciting. As sad as it may sound, the way the indifferent yellow-orange light hung on the walls and pavement — more like the lit-for-security-only...