The Daily Iowan

UI to serve as backup for communication center

HOLLY HINES

July 22, 2009

Filed under News

Officials are debating how much say the UI will have in policies regarding the new Johnson County Joint Emergency Communication Center. The UI has representation on the advisory board — which is composed of emergency-system...

Area wine producers get boost with appellation designation

TYLER LYON

July 22, 2009

Filed under News

Martha’s Vineyard, Napa Valley, and Baldwin, Iowa? Tuesday, one of these things was not similar to the others. But that changes today. Effective today, the Alcohol and Tobacco and Tax Trade Bureau will recognize the Upper Mississippi...

UI team to aid NASA in quest for understanding of black holes

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 22, 2009

Filed under News

More than 90 years after Albert Einstein predicted certain properties of black holes, NASA has hired a team of UI researchers to confirm them. The UI portion of the “GEMS” project — short for gravity and extreme magnetism...

One-shot energy drinks sales speedy, but quick boost poses risk

KATIE SIMS

July 22, 2009

Filed under News

Caffeine is a college student’s best friend. But those who don’t have time to sip a 16-ounce cup of coffee or an 8-ounce energy drink are increasingly reaching for a product that packs the same amount of caffeine into a 2-ounce...

UI Researchers: A little bit of nature, a little bit of nurture

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

July 22, 2009

Filed under News

Plato said our traits are determined by nature. Aristotle said nurture. And UI scientists now say a single explanation is impossible. Six UI researchers found genetic influences and experience are essentially intertwined in creating...

Game Time championship game set

TRAVIS VARNER

July 22, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Game Time League championship game is set — Coralville Hy-Vee stormed past Goodfellow Printing/Imprinted Sportswear, 77-61, in game one, and Active Endeavors/McCurry’s held on to a 69-63 victory over L.L. Pelling Company/...

Young girls get a kick out of soccer camp

ZACH CHRISWELL

July 22, 2009

Filed under Sports

With an estimated 55 girls ages 12 to 18 participating, the Iowa Soccer Camp will conclude today after the campers spent the early portion of this week at the Hawkeyes’ practice field, working on improving their soccer skills. Iowa...

RAGBRAI: Wet, windy, and with 4 wheels

CHRIS CLARK

July 22, 2009

Filed under Sports

INDIANOLA, Iowa — The rain started Monday afternoon and continued on and off until Tuesday at noon. Riders mounted their bikes in Greenfield early Tuesday morning, embarking on the longest ride they will face all week, 77.2...

Commentary: Dispatch from the 2009 College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

J.T. BUGOS

July 22, 2009

Filed under Sports

I am fortunate enough to have a sister working at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind. This past weekend, she scored me tickets to the 2009 Enshrinement Ceremony, which consisted of a reception and silent auction,...

Prime Time semis ready to tip

SEAN MORGAN

July 22, 2009

Filed under Sports

The top four teams in the Prime Time League are ready to square off tonight in the league’s semifinals. Game One will showcase Darryl Moore, Anthony Tucker and No. 3 Vinton Merchants against reigning league MVP Matt Gatens...

Facilitating Iowa wine industry’s growth provides economic pluses

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 22, 2009

Filed under Opinions

What Iowa industry has grown more than five times in the last nine years? If you were so bold as to predict the wine industry, you would be correct. According to a study from Iowa State University, there were only 13 wineries...

Happy anniversary, Moon landing

COLIN GILBERT

July 22, 2009

Filed under Opinions

I enjoy checking my horoscope in the paper. They’re fun, I can’t deny that, either by way of an occasional creepy bull’s-eye or wildly missed marks. But there are among us, sadly, those who take it a bit far. I’ve heard...