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UI Police issue first tickets for smoking in a prohibited area

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 17, 2009

Filed under News

UI police charged two with smoking in a prohibited area Tuesday, the first citations given out since the state’s smoking ban went into effect more than a year ago. Between July 2008 and March, police found more than 140 people...

Local club embraces area newbies

KATIE SIMS

July 17, 2009

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Margaret Kaltefleiter lost her ocean view when she moved to Iowa City for a new job. But after leaving Florida, she soon gained new friendships and insight into her city. A flier for a women’s group caught Kaltefleiter’s...

Law professors, local and nationwide, back Sotomayor

AMY MATTSON

July 17, 2009

Filed under News

Law professors across the country drew their pens (or logged on to their computers) last week in defense of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and some UI faculty members were eager to add their marks. Twenty-one UI law professors...

Students bring music tutoring to teens

CLAIRE PERLMAN

July 17, 2009

Filed under News

Math and chemistry typically provide the most business for student tutors. But on the extracurricular side of things, UI freshman Amanda Rethwisch is teaching young, aspiring musicians learn to play their instruments — for free. The...

RAGBRAI-ers ready for ride

CHRIS CLARK

July 17, 2009

Filed under News

On July 19, 10,000 cyclists will gather to begin a 442-mile ride across Iowa. But many started getting ready months ago. For UI-based Team Archaelogy, that includes putting together exhibits — “Archaeology on the Road”...

Flood victims may have to repay damage deductions

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 17, 2009

Filed under News

Victims of last year’s flooding were promised tax deductions. But now, they must give that money back. After residents examined the damage, the Iowa Department of Revenue advised taxpayers — through a change in the tax code...

Hawkeye football scheduling 101

TRAVIS VARNER

July 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

Who wants to play the Iowa Hawkeyes? Annually, colleges around the country work out deals to play future games against one another. It’s a part of college football. So, what does Iowa look for when creating its schedule? Iowa...

Despite absences, team comes close in Game Time

SEAN MORGAN

July 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

With only five players on hand, Goodfellow Printing/Imprinted Sportswear head coach Brendan Unkrich couldn’t ask much more of his team. That doesn’t mean the 65-63 loss his team suffered at the hands of Active Endeavors/McCurry’s...

Alexander sparks win in Game Time contest

ZACH CHRISWELL

July 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

Led by the play of Iowa junior Kachine Alexander, Coralville Hy-Vee beat L.L. Pelling Company/Cullen Painting, 88-77, Thursday night in a Game Time contest in the North Liberty Community Center. Alexander, who had notched three-straight...

Former-Iowa point guard Smith eyes pros

ROBBIE LEHMAN

July 17, 2009

Filed under Sports

The chances of a high-school athlete earning a Division-I scholarship are pretty minimal. Similarly, very few make it to theprofessional level. Kristi Smith is one of those lucky few. The former star point guard at Iowa is in...

Social saturation both good and bad for journalists

ADAM SULLIVAN

July 17, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Some columns write themselves. Earlier this week, for instance, I sat down to write a piece about Republicans in the 2010 gubernatorial election. I sat down at the keyboard, and words just poured onto the screen. Other columns...

Point/Counterpoint: Is Sotomayor fit for U.S. Supreme Court?

MICHAEL DAVIS AND JUSTIN SUGG

July 17, 2009

Filed under Opinions

More than 20 UI College of Law faculty members have signed a letter to Senate leaders, urging them to approve Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. In light of Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings, two DI ...