The Daily Iowan

UI to run swine flu-vaccine trials

KURT CUNNINGHAM

July 23, 2009

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The UI is one of eight sites that will conduct a series of clinical trials on influenza vaccines, including two dealing directly with the H1N1 virus. In a series of five trials, health-care professionals will study the effects...

Theater brings different slant to zombie story

NICOLE KARLIS

July 23, 2009

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Sounds of voices harmonizing and heels clicking filled the hallways of City High as young starlets prepared to take the stage for one of their final dress rehearsals. “Little gals, let’s get some blush on your cheeks and...

Busting some myths about speeding tickets

ABE TEKIPPE

July 23, 2009

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You’re in your car, coasting along a few mph faster than the posted speed limit. Nothing unusual. Then you hear the sirens, see the flashing lights, and pull over. As you grudgingly take your ticket, you can’t help but wonder...

Annual apartment shuffle throws many into lease limbo

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

July 23, 2009

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July is ending, and so are lots of residents’ leases. But many, like UI junior Kelly Metcalf, are stuck between an expired contract and a new place. Her current lease ends July 27, and the new one is set to begin Aug. 2. And...

Nite Ride gets more space

CLAIRE PERLMAN

July 23, 2009

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Just a few short months ago, women had to climb over each other to reach their seats in the free Nite Ride van. Add a few too many accidents with bodily fluids, and the UI police purchased a new vehicle. At first, some students...

Plane crash-lands in IC

BRYCE BAUER

July 23, 2009

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Crash-landing an airplane may sound like a fairly disorderly endeavor, but the pilot who brought his biplane down on an Iowa City street yesterday said the process is a bit more of balancing act. Ron Miller, a Florida pilot who...

State moves to lower number of traffic deaths

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 23, 2009

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Programs that drastically increase police presence on specific roadways increase seat-belt use in those areas — though this effect rarely lasts. Throughout the year, Iowa law enforcement conducts seven such operations, designed...

Search begins for IC-Chicago train depot

TYLER LYON

July 23, 2009

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The Iowa City-to-Chicago train will likely have its depot near the UI campus. The Johnson County Council of Governments Urbanized Area Policy Board approved a proposal that will allow Iowa City officials to look for a location...

Only 1 Hawk in Prime Time final

SEAN MORGAN

July 23, 2009

Filed under Sports

With only one game left on the Prime Time schedule, Matt Gatens remains the only active Hawkeye left, and he is in jeopardy of losing his title as Prime Time League champion to a team that will field no players who wear the Black...

Game Time League almost a wrap

TRAVIS VARNER

July 23, 2009

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Who will win the Game Time League championship — Coralville Hy-Vee or Active Endeavors/McCurry’s? The ninth-annual league title will be decided at 6 p.m. today at the North Liberty Community Center. Hy-Vee tends to storm...

Teaching the art of gymnastics at camp

ZACH CHRISWELL

July 23, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Iowa Gymnastics camp had nearly 30 boys ages 10 to 18 flipping, tumbling, twisting, and turning Wednesday in the Field House. The camp — which began July 19 and concludes today — aims to improve skills of the gymnasts...

Banana suits and Evil Eyes, ‘Ordinary’ doesn’t ride on RAGBRAI

CHRIS CLARK

July 23, 2009

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CHARITON, Iowa — The last 24 hours of RAGBRAI have been my most exciting. After rain that plagued riders until their arrival in Indianola, the sun came out Tuesday afternoon and refreshed riders all day Wednesday. Tuesday...