The Daily Iowan

Iranian-American UI student returns, shares stories from society in tumult

MICHAEL DALE-STEIN

July 15, 2009

Filed under News

“Ali Elmi” saw it all. The UI graduate student watched as people crowded the streets, rejoicing until 4 in the morning. The women even removed their hijabs, disobeying the law of the country. That was Tehran a month ago....

With sharrows and bike lanes, Iowa City carves biker-friendly image

NICOLE KARLIS

July 15, 2009

Filed under News

Officials are pedaling along to make Iowa City and surrounding cities “Bicycle-Friendly.” Johnson County cities officially considered adopting the Metro Bicycle Master Plan at the Regional Trails and Bicycling Committee meeting...

Midnight magic strikes Harry Potter fans

AMY MATTSON

July 15, 2009

Filed under News

UI senior Diana Holtwick is more Hufflepuff than Hawkeye. She owns a wand with a Veela hair in it and a T-shirt that proclaims “Screw college. I’m going to Hogwarts.” The die-hard Harry Potter fan designed the shirt herself,...

School board faces enrollment issues, may build new high school by 2015

ZHANRAN ZHAO

July 15, 2009

Filed under News

If approved, a new high school in the Iowa City School District will be completed by the 2014-2015 school year. Superintendent Lane Plugge set the timeline at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting. In addition, he outlined six...

City mulls floodplain development at airport

CHRIS CLARK

July 15, 2009

Filed under News

There is limited green space left in Iowa City. And the Iowa City City Council has to decide whether to develop that land, some of which is located in the Municipal Airport’s south airfield. The economic downturn has forced...

Iowa educators discuss Constitution’s intentions at campus conference

HOLLY HINES

July 15, 2009

Filed under News

The delegates to the Constitutional Convention approved the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Today, teachers from all over the state will gather on campus to figure out what they meant. Between 25 and 30 middle-school and high-school...

The midnight rush for new NCAA Football 10 game

ZACH CHRISWELL

July 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

As the clock struck midnight Monday, Video Games Etc! of Coralville let anywhere from 50 to 60 people waiting outside in to purchase NCAA Football 10 and grab some slices of pizza. The store’s promotions department came up...

High marks for new NCAA Football game

ZACH CHRISWELL

July 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

**** 1/2 out of ***** Once again, it’s time to welcome an addition to EA Sports’ NCAA Football franchise. NCAA Football 10 was officially released Monday at midnight for Xbox 360, PlayStation3, PlayStation2, and PSP. This ye...

Printy-Hamlin show a winner in Game Time square off

CLARK CAHILL

July 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

Active Endeavors/McCurry’s rode its familiar 1-2 punch — Iowa incoming freshman Jaime Printy and Iowa senior JoAnn Hamlin — en route to an 88-57 thrashing of L.L. Pelling Company/Cullen Painting in Game Time action Tuesday...

Alexander great again in Game Time contest, Smith scores 39

PATRICK RAFFERTY

July 15, 2009

Filed under Sports

Kachine Alexander is money, or maybe she’s “Kash.” For the third-straight Game Time contest, the Iowa junior posted a triple-double, and on Tuesday, it was needed when Coralville Hy-Vee defeated Goodfellow Printing/Imprinted...

Making bike friendly streets a top priority for local governments

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 15, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Iowa City’s newest bicycle-safety effort looks a little bit like those arrows on the track in Mario Kart 64 — you know, the ones that, when you drive over them, give you a short burst of extra speed. Shared-lane arrows have...

Dragon’s hoard and loving paper-bound literature

COLIN GILBERT

July 15, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Books have a wonderful solidity to them, and I really do enjoy the sight of my bedroom walls lined with stacks of them. I’ve endured that particular Iowa City method of nomadism, moving house to house, apartment upon crumbling...