The Daily Iowan

Point/Counterpoint: Is Federer the best tennis player ever?

DI SPORTS STAFF

July 7, 2009

Filed under Sports

YES When it comes to sports, I am a numbers guy. Why? Because stats don’t lie. They don’t need to be interpreted, just calculated. This remains true for tennis star Roger Federer, whose status as the greatest men’s tennis p...

To boost local revenue, building a casino in the area is a safe bet

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 7, 2009

Filed under Opinions

The recession has put a strain on all facets of Iowa government. We saw that struggle firsthand at the UI earlier this year when school officials learned from the state government that the university’s budget would be trimmed...

Just say quit

BEAU ELLIOT

July 7, 2009

Filed under Opinions

When we’re young, we’re frequently the targets of adages from those older, and presumably more knowledgeable, than us. You know, those old sayings (even older than Supreme Court justices, if that seems possible) that teach...

After quitting, Palin is bound to be forgotten

MICHAEL CAREY, LOS ANGELES TIMES

July 7, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Sarah Palin’s career as governor of Alaska is over. So is her barely begun career as a serious presidential candidate. The road map to the White House doesn’t include a stop at “I quit.” In a truly Palinesque moment near...

After the gift

KRISTEN PETERS

July 7, 2009

Filed under Arts

There’s a concept behind Irreplaceable that is both shocking and heartwarming — in an extremely off-kilter, morbid way. Stephen Lovely’s début novel, which he will read from today at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Books, 1...

Bitch Please: Internet Gaming

RYAN FOSMARK AND ERIC SUNDERMANN

July 7, 2009

Filed under Arts

It will rot your brain The digital generation has found its own way to get its kicks: Internet gaming. For many, playing little arcade games on FreeArcade.com or AddictingGames.com was as much a part of their early education ...

New casino may be OK’d in Iowa

CHRIS CLARK

July 7, 2009

Filed under News

        Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission officials will decide July 16 whether they will consider applications from five Iowa counties interested in opening new casinos: Lyon, Wapello, Webster, Franklin,...

Chicago teens learn polling from UI political-science profs

CLAIRE PERLMAN

July 7, 2009

Filed under News

On Monday, 28 teenagers from the Chicago area loaded into vehicles and were whisked across Illinois and the Mississippi River. Four hours and some car trouble later, they arrived on the UI campus and checked into Currier Hall. And...

Local public-safety officials prepare for future floods

ABE TEKIPPE

July 7, 2009

Filed under News

In any given year, there’s a 0.2 percent chance that a flood of last year’s magnitude will affect the Iowa City area. Still, the Iowa City public-safety departments — some of which saw delays in their emergency-response...

UIHC puts kibosh on freebies

ZHANRAN ZHAO

July 7, 2009

Filed under News

Medical-industry conventions typically offer myriad goodies for attendees: dizzying displays of free pens, post-it pads, and doughnuts resting in front of panels of advertisements for new drugs or lab equipment. Seems innocent...

New MECCA leader eyes changes

HOLLY HINES

July 7, 2009

Filed under News

National recognition, redistributed decision-making power, and increased community awareness — Steve Estes, the CEO of the area substance-abuse treatment center MECCA, wants to see some changes. Anticipating the not-for-profit...

Grant funds study into gene-glaucoma links

AMY MATTSON

July 7, 2009

Filed under News

If this looks blurry, blame your genes. Thanks to a $3.6 million grant, UI researchers are delving into the genome to seek answers for glaucoma patients. Awarded by the National Institutes of Health, the five-year grant will...