The Daily Iowan

Ex-prof gets deferred sentence

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 16, 2009

Filed under News

A former UI business faculty member who pleaded guilty to domestic abuse was given a deferred judgment at his sentencing Wednesday. Puneet Handa, 52, will return to the courtroom in two years — July 15, 2011 — so a judge...

Guitar Hero developer, an IC native, speaks to young entrepreneurs

CHRIS CURTLAND

July 16, 2009

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When Jeremy Andersen was Ponging on an Atari 2600 during his junior-high days — after finishing chores and homework — his mother would ask, “How are you going to make a living playing video games?” The Iowa City native...

Officials decry unlicensed, at-home tattooing

KRISTEN PETERS

July 16, 2009

Filed under News

Tattooing without a license is illegal. The Daily Iowan published an Arts & Culture article Wednesday about home-tattooing that did not fully discuss the act’s legal and health risks. Local police, health officials, and tatt...

UIHC heart-attack readmission rate above average

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

July 16, 2009

Filed under News

Newly released readmission rates for hospitals are another way for patients to compare facilities. The UI Hospitals and Clinics scored worse than the national average in one of three comparable areas — meaning its readmission...

More int’l students, more cross-culture exposure at UI

EMILY MELVOLD

July 16, 2009

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Nathan Willcockson doesn’t always join in on his roommates’ conversations. It’s not that he doesn’t want to. It’s that the UI sophomore can’t understand his roommates’ native language, Chinese. It’s one of the...

Residents give IC average score on diversity acceptance

HOLLY HINES

July 16, 2009

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Roughly one-third of Johnson County residents rated their home county “average” to “very poor” at embracing diversity. The 300 respondents surveyed — over the phone and online — gave Johnson County a 3.79 out of 5...

Gov’t warns on Tylenol, Vicodin

KATIE SIMS

July 16, 2009

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Reaching for a bottle of Tylenol to cure a pounding headache seems logical. But liver failure and death can result from incorrect use, which is why a federal advisory committee asked the FDA to change its laws on pain relievers. Local...

Cole hits 25 in Prime Time win

ROBBIE LEHMAN

July 16, 2009

Filed under Sports

Catapulted by two current and two former Hawkeyes, L.L. Pelling Company/Iowa City Ready Mix was able to grind out a win over a short-handed Culver’s of Coralville, 109-100, Wednesday night during Prime Time play in North Liberty. Pelling/Ready...

Tucker leads way in Prime Time thriller

J.T. BUGOS

July 16, 2009

Filed under Sports

An overtime thriller resulted in a 97-93 win for Vinton Merchants over Mike Gatens Real Estate/McCurry’s. Gatens/McCurry’s led for most of the first half, building a 12-point lead 10 minutes into the game. It looked as though...

Basketball co-captains have different styles, similar focus

J.T. BUGOS

July 16, 2009

Filed under Sports

There are many different ways to lead. Some people are quiet and prefer to lead by example. Some are loud and prefer to rally others with their words. Bob Knight threw chairs. All can be effective. For Iowa cocaptains Jarryd...

Getting safe tattoos should be an individual’s job, not the state’s

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 16, 2009

Filed under Opinions

New tattoo regulations designed to keep us safe will more likely just make it more difficult for artists to do their jobs. The Iowa Board of Health recently raised fees and certification requirements for tattoo artists across...

Technology shrinks world, especially in ravaged nations

SIMEON TALLEY

July 16, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Can Facebook change the world? Facebook now has 250 million users all across the world. It’s popular mostly in the United States and Western European countries but also with millions of users in South America, Africa, and in...