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Local scientists remember Apollo mission 40 years ago

HOLLY HINES

July 20, 2009

Filed under News

On a borrowed black-and-white TV, a young Philip Kaaret watched the first Moon landing with his family during a vacation in Finland. Now, the UI professor in the physics and astronomy department — along with other educators...

IC hosts first book fest

ADAM SALAZAR

July 20, 2009

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Iowa City received an esteemed title in November 2008: the third U.N. City of Literature. On July 18, the city hosted its first physical literary event to show for it — beyond producing esteemed writers and cultivating a vibrant...

Coralville comes back after flood

MICHELLE BORYCA

July 20, 2009

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Teressa Shrock and Joseph Polina stopped into Eldorado Mexican Restaurant for a date night Sunday — a monthly destination. “We like this place,” Polina said. They experienced a six-month El Dorado dry spell during the...

Local kids get divorce workshop

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 20, 2009

Filed under News

The word “sad” was drawn in blue marker and written with big bubble letters. It was shaped oblong, resembling the many falling teardrops on a white background. The artist, a 12-year-old boy, was illustrating his parents’...

Scholars build home for peer

ABE TEKIPPE

July 20, 2009

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Next month, UI senior Omer Elgaali will move into a new home — one his peers helped construct. Students participating in the UI’s Summer Research Opportunities Program/McNair Scholars Program banded together to help one of...

In summer’s high need, center starts new food drive amid low donations

TYLER LYON

July 20, 2009

Filed under News

Long summer days. School still a month away. That means depleted pantries at home, and some families in the county are seeking assistance in filling them. Today kicks off the Iowa City Crisis Center’s Thanksgiving in July program,...

Some music, some beer, and some biking

CHRIS CLARK

July 20, 2009

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RED OAK, Iowa — It took six hours in a 1985 Chevrolet school bus, traveling at four miles per gallon, to get to the start of the 37th RAGBRAI. I arrived on the afternoon of July 18 with Cedar Falls-based Team Deere-Heart, and...

Iconic wrestler Metcalf, normally relentless, takes break

J.T. BUGOS

July 20, 2009

Filed under Sports

Brent Metcalf has been a national champion. He has been a national runner-up. He has been an All-American — twice. He has been a Big Ten champion — twice. He has been the Outstanding Wrestler at the Big Ten championships —...

Prime Time hits playoffs

ROBBIE LEHMAN

July 20, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Prime Time League will shift into a higher gear starting tonight. Players and coaches all summer have noted the overall competitiveness of the league, which organizers condensed from eight to six teams in its 23rd summer...

Charity as a matter of course

PATRICK RAFFERTY

July 20, 2009

Filed under Sports

MUSCATINE — For some Hawkeye football players and longtime play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin, the math was easy this weekend: Nine holes in golf for 102,494 candidates waiting for organ donations. The Iowa Transplant Open,...

New PAULA policy shows Iowa City officials’ off-target focus

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 20, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Clinton Street is a concrete river that divides downtown Iowa City into two worlds. The Pentacrest sits atop a hill to the street’s west side — a testament to Iowa’s history and higher education. Bars and restaurants dot...

I heart the ’90s way too much

DEAN TREFTZ

July 20, 2009

Filed under Opinions

There’s something about humming along nostalgically to Hy-Vee’s Feel-Good-But-For-God’s-Sake-Don’t-Get-Offended Music Mix for the first time that forces you to take stock in your life. There’s a gut-wrenching realization...