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Police to interview eyewitness to stabbing, shooting incident, more details released

DI STAFF

July 27, 2009

Filed under News

Iowa City police plan to interview one eye-witness who has voiced a different account than law enforcement about Friday night’s stabbing and shooting incident. In a Monday afternoon news release, police said Johnson County...

Culver, Loebsack back IC-Chicago train line

TYLER LYON

July 27, 2009

Filed under News

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver and Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa rolled into the old Rock Island train station on Sunday afternoon for the Whistle Stop Rally. They were met by children and adults munching on free hot dogs and waving mini...

Details of stabbing, shooting still unclear

REGINA ZILBERMINTS and ABE TEKIPPE

July 27, 2009

Filed under News

Law-enforcement officials continue to investigate a July 24 stabbing and shooting that left one man injured and another dead, though they hadn’t release any additional information by Sunday evening. A plainclothes Johnson County...

UI class uses ‘Wikis’ instead of books

ALINA RUBEZHOVA

July 27, 2009

Filed under News

With the advent of Wiki software at the UI, professors now have more options than just textbooks. In fact, employees at Information Technology Services say the number of Wiki spaces in the university server nearly doubled this...

Pizza-delivery driver attacked

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 27, 2009

Filed under News

A group of men allegedly robbed a pizza delivery person on July 25. According to Iowa City police, officers responded to a report of a robbery in the 10 block of Regal Lane. The delivery person reportedly told authorities a...

Grants aid East African, South Asian studies

HOLLY HINES

July 27, 2009

Filed under News

Recent UI graduate Rachel Bender studied Swahili while in college. With a concentration area in global health, she said the language seemed “interesting, exciting, and applicable.” And beginning early this week, other students...

Ferentz tells donors football program has holes

CLARK CAHILL

July 27, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz, speaking at the 43rd-annual Golden Harvest on July 25, said the Hawkeyes have some holes to fill, and that will be pivotal for any success in the upcoming season. The team not only lost some...

Prime Time primed for championship

SEAN MORGAN

July 27, 2009

Filed under Sports

The Prime Time League has been dominated by Iowa basketball players’ performances, as the largest program-participant had a definite presence on the court. But tonight’s matchup will be unique. Matt Gatens will walk into...

Weekend shooting has important implications

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

July 27, 2009

Filed under Opinions

This weekend’s shooting happened on the night of July 24, but by the morning of July 25, buzz was already swirling around the area. It’s easy to be get caught up in discussion over the violent fiasco; as details emerge, they...

Graduated, leaving, and happy about it

DEAN TREFTZ

July 27, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Iowa City is a serene Eden of learning, originality, and small-town charm, and I have never been so relieved to leave a place. The strange thing is that this seems to be a fairly common contradiction. At some point — not necessarily...

Despite media attention, ethnic discourse won’t go anywhere

JONATHAN CAPEHEART, WASHINGTON POST

July 27, 2009

Filed under Opinions

This is what is likely to come of the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home by a white police officer: nothing. The July 16 arrest of the African American scholar by a Cambridge, Mass., police officer looks a little more...

Ugly, but not so funny

ERIC SUNDERMANN

July 27, 2009

Filed under Arts

Movie Review: The Ugly Truth What does a woman want in a man? Sexy, smart, sophisticated. He plans romantic evenings at the opera with red wine and caviar. He has a successful job as a doctor or lawyer, drives a nice car, a...