The Daily Iowan

Federal grants help parents return to school

NICOLE KARLIS

July 8, 2009

Filed under News

On Monday, UI student Erin Davis took her three children to the pool. On Tuesday, the 24-year-old finished her homework. After having her first child when she was 17, Davis, the owner of in-home daycare in Des Moines, chose to...

Gone Fishin’: More hook state licenses

TYLER LYON

July 8, 2009

Filed under News

Iowa residents seem to be taking the Department of Natural Resources’ bait, even though officials say they aren’t using any kind of fancy lure. The department is on pace to set a record for fishing licenses issued this year. There...

Universities failing to prevent on-campus sexual assaults could face reprimand

EMILY MELVOLD

July 8, 2009

Filed under News

Universities facing sexual-assault lawsuits may be reprimanded not only for how officials responded but also for how they failed to prevent alleged incidents. Lawyers from at least seven Big Ten universities — not including...

UI Hospitals looks to expand in Coralville

AMY MATTSON

July 8, 2009

Filed under News

Campus is getting crowded — at least for the UI Hospitals and Clinics. The organization is planning to expand, seeking state Board of Regents’ approval for an off-site building project. Despite experiencing recent revenue...

More law-enforcement agencies use web-based crime-mapping system

ABE TEKIPPE

July 8, 2009

Filed under News

After inadvertently letting a burglar into his Arlington, Va., apartment building, Greg Whisenant decided to take action. He founded a web-based crime-mapping service, which would have allowed police to flag his block as having...

Cash for clunker cars may hit some roadblocks

KATIE SIMS

July 8, 2009

Filed under News

Victor Mansur, a recent UI graduate, drives a 1993 Jeep Cherokee. Under a government program to take effect at the end of the month, his vehicle could be eligible for a $4,500 rebate if he trades it in for a more fuel-efficient...

Study: Patients’ health records may not reflect doctors’ orders

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

July 8, 2009

Filed under News

A rare heart abnormality may seem noteworthy in patient’s medical record. But a recent study shows roughly 60 percent of those with the problem had no record of it even after three months of physicians discovering it. Another...

Despite absences, Coralville Hy-Vee still trounces in Game Time

ROBBIE LEHMAN

July 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

A seven-player roster wasn’t enough to stop Coralville Hy-Vee from laying a smack down on L.L. Pelling/Cullen Painting, winning 98-78 in the Game Time League Tuesday night in North Liberty. One of Hy-Vee’s absentees was Iowa...

Printy, Hamlin lead victory push in Game Time contest

ZACH CHRISWELL

July 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

The presence of the Iowa women’s basketball team was felt in a big way on Tuesday evening in North Liberty. In the Game Time contest between Active Endeavors/McCurry’s and Goodfellow Printing/ Imprinted Sportswear, the four...

Prime Time coach Ahrens preaches defense, defense, and defense

J.T. BUGOS

July 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

Dan Ahrens has been involved in basketball for more than 40 years, but it’s off the hardwood where he best illustrates his character. Nine years ago, Ahrens adopted Aliou Keita, a foreign-exchange student from Dakar, Senegal,...

No Iowa men’s soccer team soon, despite sport’s prominence

ZACH CHRISWELL

July 8, 2009

Filed under Sports

If Iowa had a men’s soccer team, there are plenty of people that believe it would have potential. Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta said thethought of adding any new sports, men’s or women’s, has not been brought up in...

Ongoing overreaction to flu virus could hurt Iowans in the long-run

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 8, 2009

Filed under Opinions

The worldwide total of confirmed cases of the latest strain of H1N1 influenza stands at more than 71,000, according to the World Health Organization. A pandemic now, the rapid spread of the disease has sent ripples of fear and...