The Daily Iowan

After delays, Shelter House breaks ground amid protests

HOLLY HINES

July 2, 2009

Filed under News

Even after the groundbreaking was over and officials and supporters had dispersed, protesters remained, quietly raising signs in opposition to the new Shelter House location. After seven years of planning and legal disputes,...

From China with Boom: Happy Birthday America!

NICOLE KARLIS

July 2, 2009

Filed under News

This Saturday evening at dusk, crowds of people will gather around the Pentacrest to watch fireworks blasted into the air, set to patriotic tunes. But this year’s stars and sparkles began their journey at least two years ago....

Uprooted from hospital, dental clinics move to dentistry college

EMILY MELVOLD

July 2, 2009

Filed under News

The UI College of Dentistry welcomed two new clinics to its facility on Wednesday. The move aimed to reduce costs during budget strains and make service more convenient for patients, said Mike Kanellis, associate dean for patient...

New program helps Southside youth get involved in community

CLAIRE PERLMAN

July 2, 2009

Filed under News

The crowd of 12- to 17-year-olds seemed more interested in spraying each other with water than washing the car in front of them. On Wednesday, they held a car wash in the Sherwin Williams parking lot to raise money for a splash...

City council eyes revenue source in utility franchise fees

CHRIS CLARK

July 2, 2009

Filed under News

A new Iowa City fire station could finally be built, but not without local residents and businesses chipping in a little extra. The Iowa City City Council further discussed this week the idea of imposing a franchise fee on utilities,...

After important medical-isotope shortage, group calls for home-grown solution

ZHANRAN ZHAO

July 2, 2009

Filed under News

When the Canadian government shut down a nuclear reactor in May, a group of physicians, scientists, and nuclear nonproliferation groups responded by petitioning to build one in the United States to generate molybdenum-99, an isotope...

UI sues drugmaker alleging patent infringement

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 2, 2009

Filed under News

The UI is involved in a legal dispute with the makers of Humira, for allegedly intentionally violating two UI patented medical tools. The same company — Abbott Labs — lost a patent lawsuit Monday, when an eastern Texas federal...

Iowa high-school baseball snafu has locals asking: Can you eject an entire crowd?

TRAVIS VARNER

July 2, 2009

Filed under Sports

Umpires can throw out players. Umpires can throw out coaches. But can umpires throw out fans? That was a first in the state’s history, according to the Iowa High School Athletics Association. West Burlington Superintendent James...

Fuller, Payne shine in Prime Time game

TRAVIS VARNER

July 2, 2009

Filed under Sports

Imprinted Sportswear/ Goodfellow Printing set a Prime Time record Wednesday, scoring 26 unanswered points to give it just enough to cling onto a 97-94 victory over Vinton Merchants. Imprinted/Goodfellow’s success was made possible...

Gatens still out; team loses in Prime Time contest

J.T. BUGOS

July 2, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa’s Matt Gatens missed his third-straight game in the Prime Time League, and an injury-depleted Jill Armstrong of Lepic-Kroeger Realtors fell to Culver’s of Coralville, 93-80. It was a game of runs, and Culver’s was...

Baseball player recovers from injury during summer league

AARON COOPER

July 2, 2009

Filed under Sports

Many college baseball players are participating in summer leagues across the country for a variety of reasons. For Hawkeye catcher Tyson Blaser, this summer is extra important as he works his way back from a thumb injury that...

New tax puts more burden on a community already worn thin

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 2, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Taxes during a recession are troublesome on many levels. Taxes on basic utilities — which almost everyone uses — are especially regressive and only increase the burden on any community. Unfortunately, this might be what Iowa...