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UI arborist a man of the woods

TYLER LYON

July 21, 2009

Filed under News

The early morning sun shone over the old Art Museum through the leaves of the sugar maples fortunate enough to survive the 2008 flood. However, the tree taken down by UI arborist Andy Dahl Monday wasn’t so lucky. Sawdust flew...

UI wary of emerald ash borer bug

KIF RICHMANN

July 21, 2009

Filed under News

According to UI officials, there are 600 to 700 ash trees on the UI campus, amounting to almost 10 percent of the campus trees. And they may be at risk of falling victim to the emerald ash borer, an exotic Asian beetle that has...

Third bank robbed, preparedness stressed

ABE TEKIPPE

July 21, 2009

Filed under News

An armed man reportedly robbed American Bank & Trust on Monday morning, becoming at least the third such incident in Johnson County this month. At 9:05 a.m., Iowa City police received a call about a suspicious person lingering...

New UISG website to promote what student government does

ADAM SALAZAR

July 21, 2009

Filed under News

Some on campus may doubt the power and weight of the UI Student Government on campus and in the community. The No. 1 complaint, said President Mike Currie, is that “we don’t do anything.” That’s why Currie and UISG technology...

Officials: Revised medical-journal policy will not affect UI

ADAM SALAZAR

July 21, 2009

Filed under News

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently removed a confidentiality order related to reporting conflicts of interest in its published authors, based on a case involving a UI professor of psychiatry. The journal...

Ferentz contract extended, salary same, perks increase

BRENDAN STILES

July 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

Five months after Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz and Athletics Director Gary Barta agreed on a new contract, the details have been completed, and Ferentz is now locked in with the Hawkeyes through the 2015 season. In the...

Prime Time down to 4

SEAN MORGAN

July 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

Four teams met in two games in the first round of the Prime Time League playoffs, and both had the same result: victories powered by Iowa guards, past and present. In Game One, No. 3 Vinton Merchants, led by current Iowa sophomore...

High energy in V-ball camp

TRAVIS VARNER

July 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

Serve, set, spike — Iowa’s summer individual skills volleyball camp returns after a year’s hiatus. The camp was absent last year because of the flood. That the entire Hawkeye volleyball coaching staff consisted of new hirings...

RAGBRAI good and bad for Iowa towns

CHRIS CLARK

July 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

GREENFIELD, Iowa — The first thing I did after arriving in Greenfield was drink a glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade, made by Greenfield Mayor Randy Standley. I walked from our campsite on Greenfield’s Fairgrounds to the local...

Game Time playoffs set

SEAN MORGAN

July 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

After a summer of working out kinks, the four teams that make up this year’s Game Time League will gear up tonight for the first two games of the playoffs. The team with the biggest target on its back will be No. 1 Coralville...

Point/Counterpoint: Will Tiger Woods return to dominance?

DI SPORTS STAFF

July 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

YES Let the Tiger out of the cage. Tiger Woods has a knack for trying to prove people wrong, and he loves to show he is capable of doing things that haven’t been done. So why are we to believe that any of this will stop n...

City government requires more public involvement to function smoothly

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 21, 2009

Filed under Opinions

“This city is what it is because our citizens are what they are.” Plato had it right. For as much as any one of us gripes about how Iowa City is run by its elected officials, much of what is done is set in motion by us. We...