The Daily Iowan

Experts see no connection between flood, mosquitoes

TYLER LYON

June 26, 2009

Filed under News

Because of last year’s flood and this summer’s steamy weather, many feel there are more mosquitoes in the area. But state experts said the natural disaster has caused more complex changes to this year’s pest population than...

County may cut domestic-partner benefits

HOLLY HINES

June 26, 2009

Filed under News

Johnson County might stop offering its employees domestic-partner benefits, which have been in place since 1997, on July 1. The county allows both married and domestic partners to receive access to the same health-care and dental...

More riding the couch-surfing wave

ADAM SALAZAR

June 26, 2009

Filed under News

The dollar isn’t holding up abroad, but some manage to keep traveling cheaply, using strangers — and couches. Millions of travelers are turning to “couch surfing,” considered an economical form of lodging. The concept...

Federal health-care plan sparks IC debate

MICHAEL DALE-STEIN

June 26, 2009

Filed under News

Spirited debate flooded the halls of the Iowa City Senior Center as locals peppered Tom Larkin — an aide to Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa — with questions regarding health-care reform. Locals representing the entire political spectrum...

‘King of Pop’ is dead

ERIC SUNDERMANN

June 26, 2009

Filed under News

Thursday began with the passing of Charlie’s Angel Farrah Fawcett and ended with the sudden death of an icon. Michael Jackson died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack in his Bel-Air home around...

Draxten shines, but Game Time team loses

ZACH CHRISWELL

June 26, 2009

Filed under Sports

Hannah Draxten had 17 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough. Despite the Hawkeye sophomore-to-be’s great game, L.L. Pelling/Cullen Painting fell, 80-73, to Coralville Hy-Vee on Thursday in Game Time League action. Draxten,...

Jones’ 30 drive OT win

CLARK CAHILL

June 26, 2009

Filed under Sports

Despite having only five players on its roster, Goodfellow Printing/Imprinted Sportswear was able to pull off a 79-70 overtime victory against Active Endeavors/McCurry’s in Game Time League play Thursday night. With 10 seconds...

Former NFL player Joe Ehrmann speaks

PATRICK RAFFERTY

June 26, 2009

Filed under Sports

Former NFL player-turned-motivational speaker Joe Ehrmann left an enormous impression on everyone who attended Thursday’s event at Englert Theatre with a message transcending far beyond sports. “An Evening with Joe Ehrmann”...

Dwight camp teaches NFL offense

CLARK CAHILL

June 26, 2009

Filed under Sports

NFL players, Iowa football standouts, high-school and college coaches from across the state, and hundreds of eager kids in one place can only mean one thing: The annual Tim Dwight Football Camp. The camp’s eighth-straight year...

Parks and rec should take a back seat to other top priorities

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

June 26, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Parks and recreation areas are important. But are they as important as a stronger police force, better fire prevention, and flood-mitigation projects? Not even close. The Iowa City City Council recently endorsed a master plan...

Meddling as foreign policy

JUSTIN SUGG

June 26, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Exactly what constitutes “meddling in the internal affairs of a country”? It seems today people have different meanings and interpretations for this term. Obviously, the term has a negative connotation, but there is a dispute...

Squelching coal should be a priority

THE WASHINGTON POST

June 26, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Cap-and-trade was supposed to allow Congress to avoid picking winners and losers in the fight against climate change. Advocates claim that approach, which relies on the market to figure out the easiest way to reduce greenhouse-gas...