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Chopper training flies into Iowa City

TYLER LYON

June 30, 2009

Filed under News

        The sound of the wind banging against the propellers rose in proportion to the speed they spun. The force of the gale slammed against bodies with enough strength to break people’s footing. Then...

City Council places city manager search on hold

CHRIS CLARK

June 30, 2009

Filed under News

Two months after firing former City Manager Michael Lombardo, the Iowa City City Council decided to delay their search for someone to fill the position. The council fired Lombardo on April 17 citing personnel reasons. The councilors...

An updraft of interest in storm spotting and chasing

HOLLY HINES

June 30, 2009

Filed under News

Local storm chaser Corey Thompson is serious about getting tornadoes on film. He once stood outside his car to capture one — even through a buzzing swarm of mosquitos. “We thought it was power lines, but then we looked up,...

Police gear up for holiday

ABE TEKIPPE

June 30, 2009

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Iowa City police Sgt. Mike Lord considers the Fourth of July to be among the top five alcohol-related crime holidays. Stepping up patrols, his department will spend approximately $640 on overtime pay for officers this weekend. The...

Q&A with Pres. Mason: Economic downturn, flood recovery

DI STAFF

June 30, 2009

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On Monday, the Daily Iowan sat down to talk with UI President Sally Mason about the economy’s effect on campus cuts and ongoing rebuilding efforts following last summer’s flood. DI: UI Hospitals and Clinics officials have st...

Freshman Payne hot in Prime Time loss

AARON COOPER

June 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

Incoming Iowa freshman Cully Payne and sophomore Aaron Fuller led a comeback charge for Imprinted Sportswear/Goodfellow Printing in its Prime Time League game against Culver’s of Coralville. But the team fell short in a 97-94...

Moore keys Prime Time win

TRAVIS VARNER

June 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

Ex-Hawkeye Darryl Moore did a little bit of everything in Monday’s Prime Time game, leading Vinton Merchants to victory over L.L. Pelling/Iowa City Ready Mix, 85-74. Feeding off of sloppy ball handling by Pelling/Ready Mix,...

Radu will return to women’s tennis

ROBBIE LEHMAN

June 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

If you ask head coach Daryl Greenan, the Iowa women’s tennis team was able to secure one of its most valuable assets from last season. First-year assistant coach Mira Radu was rehired by the program, albeit in somewhat of a...

Point/Counterpoint: Is soccer more popular after the U.S.’s near-World Cup win?

DI SPORTS STAFF

June 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

Soccer is more popular now in the United States The United States may have lost in the FIFA Confederations Cup final, but it made huge strides in attracting a national following. The American team advanced further than ever before...

Tweet, Tweet, Tweet

BEAU ELLIOT

June 30, 2009

Filed under Opinions

I have a Twitter account, I announce to a friend, apropos of utterly nothing. (Which is typical of me. A great deal of the time, I’m a walking non sequitur, much to the consternation of my colleagues, which is my word for the...

Political gossip draws attention from more important issues

MICHAEL DAVIS

June 30, 2009

Filed under Opinions

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has become just the latest high profile politician to fall in the “booby trap.” Across this nation, regardless of party alliance, people are scratching their heads at the impossibly stupid...

The editor was too busy to write a headline

JOHN KELLY, WASHINGTON POST

June 30, 2009

Filed under Opinions

For the past three months, I have been carrying around in my briefcase a prescription for new eyeglasses. Do I have new glasses? No. Why? Because I’m too busy to get them. Because I haven’t gotten new glasses, and thus...