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Renowned coach slain

CHRIS CLARK

June 25, 2009

Filed under News

Ed Thomas, the prominent Aplington-Parkersburg High-School football coach known for training four current NFL players and guiding his small, rural Iowa community in its recovery from last-year’s decimating tornado, was killed...

UI police have drawn, not shot weapons

ABE TEKIPPE

June 25, 2009

Filed under News

University police officers across the state have been carrying guns for nearly 19 months, but those guns have yet to be used against suspects. In fact, the UI police are the only university agency whose officers have drawn their...

UI drug manufacturer, tester, and developer looks to expand

AMY MATTSON

June 25, 2009

Filed under News

UI Pharmaceuticals officials have been looking for more room — and more hands — to revitalize production and revive its image. A service division of the UI College of Pharmacy, the group manufactures, tests, and develops...

Community colleges partner with UI to offer degrees

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

June 25, 2009

Filed under News

Angela Crookshank, who graduated with an associate’s degree from Des Moines Area Community College in May, plans to teach at the college after completing a UI degree. This fall, she may be the first batch of the Des Moines...

‘Dollar Stores’ still faring well

MICHELLE BORYCA

June 25, 2009

Filed under News

Iowa City resident Lori Skoff is well-aware of how much further her money can go by shopping at the right places. She admits she’s a frequent shopper at Iowa City’s Dollar Tree and Dollar General. Skoff’s favorite purchases...

Hancher hires new programming head

EMILY MELVOLD

June 25, 2009

Filed under News

When Jacob Yarrow, the executive director of the Garth Newel Music Center in Bath County, Va., came to Iowa City last week, he asked local waiters and cashiers what they thought of Hancher. Unaware of his new title — Hancher...

Thomas remembered as much more than a coach

CLARK CAHILL

June 25, 2009

Filed under Sports

Though Ed Thomas was killed roughly 120 miles from Iowa City in the small town of Parkersburg, the impact of his death struck the heart of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and reverberated throughout Iowa. “It’s just a tragic,...

Golf camp has course of learning

ZACH CHRISWELL

June 25, 2009

Filed under Sports

At Finkbine Golf Course this week, young kids and teenagers ages 10 to 18 showed off their best golf games. The Iowa Junior Golf Camp, which began Sunday and concludes today, aims to teach kids more than just a golf swing. Golf...

Teen hurler faces choice

SEAN MORGAN

June 25, 2009

Filed under Sports

Matt Dermody is being asked to do a lot lately. He’s being asked to put his education on the back burner and gamble on his future. He’s being asked to put his dream on hold and take time to grow. These are not decisions...

Equipping campus police with guns was on target

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 25, 2009

Filed under Opinions

More guns, they said, will surely lead to brutally bloody blunders. Yet, more than a year and a half since the UI police — for the first time in more than 40 years — strapped guns into their holsters, there haven’t been...

Iranian youth bring hope

SIMEON TALLEY

June 25, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Every night in Tehran, Iran, you can hear people chanting from rooftops in unison “God is great” and “death to the dictator.” By day, people march, and face severe persecution and even death. What started off as protesting...

Have theorists dug up an Obama conspiracy? Not likely

SUSAN REIMER - BALTIMORE SUN

June 25, 2009

Filed under Opinions

It looks like the White House vegetable garden — first lady Michelle Obama’s effort to model healthful eating for the nation — is infested with a pest previously unknown to horticulture. It’s the boll weevil of the blogosphere:...