The Daily Iowan

Public, police meet to discuss shooting

SCOTT RAYNOR

July 30, 2009

Filed under News

Motivated by frustration and memories of discrimination, broken hearts and lost friends, more than 40 citizens — including many Sudanese refugees — gathered at the Iowa City Public Library to remember John Deng, the 26-year-old...

Some note different side of John Deng

ABE TEKIPPE

July 30, 2009

Filed under News

John Deng. There aren’t many people in Iowa City who were familiar with that name prior to July 24, when Deng — after allegedly stabbing a man — was reportedly shot and killed by Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry...

Site change aids local hepatitis research

TYLER LYON

July 30, 2009

Filed under News

Researchers for Vertex Pharmaceuticals of Cambridge, Mass., are developing a medication that could cut treatment time for hepatitis C in half. But until Wednesday, they were almost crawling over each other to do it. The company...

Mental-health insurance gaps found in Iowa

HOLLY HINES

July 30, 2009

Filed under News

Most insurance providers will pay for a broken wrist or a tonsillectomy in Iowa. They’ll also pay for depression medication. But try to persuade them to pay for any mental-health problem not on their short list, and you may...

UI research funds leap

ZHANRAN ZHAO

July 30, 2009

Filed under News

UI researchers will have more money to work with in the coming year — a lot more. Officials announced Wednesday morning funding for research from external sources, which is anyone outside the UI, rose 10.3 percent from last...

Labs not yet back to pre-flood normal

CLAIRE PERLMAN

July 30, 2009

Filed under News

Despite the appearance of having returned to normal, the futuristic structure that stands on the east bank of the Iowa River known as the Iowa Advanced Technology Labs is still in the process of recovering from last summer’s...

Ultimate Fighting popularity takes hold

TRAVIS VARNER

July 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

The stopwatch alarm rings. UI student Dmitri Petrov approaches his opponent. He is not huge, hovering around 6 feet. Dark hair. Medium skin. He approaches his opponent, a smaller guy in a white shirt. The two raise their gloved...

Men’s hoops wants fans in Carver

PATRICK RAFFERTY

July 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

Attendance is important to a team’s success, because it brings in revenue and gives that team an advantage when playing in familiar surroundings. With 6,370 empty seats reported for an average Iowa men’s basketball game during...

New hoopster Archie a nontraditional athlete

J.T. BUGOS

July 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

Iowa’s Devon Archie breaks the mold. Tons of kids across the country play numerous sports. Whether for fun or for a future, in pick-up contests or competitive leagues, they will eventually drop the sports they don’t enjoy...

Moeaki named tight end to watch

BRENDAN STILES

July 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

Just days after representing the Iowa Hawkeyes at the 2009 Big Ten Football media days in Chicago, Iowa senior tight end Tony Moeaki has made the watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is presented annually to college football’s...

Swimmers recognized for academics

BRENDAN STILES

July 30, 2009

Filed under Sports

Four swimmers from the Iowa men’s and women’s squads were recognized this week for success in the world of academia. Men’s swimmer Ryan Phelan and women’s swimmers Alison Gschwend, Christine Kuczek, and Katarina Tour...

Iowa City can’t afford to scrap downtown bars

ADAM SULLIVAN

July 30, 2009

Filed under Opinions

Enough is enough, Iowa City Mayor Regenia Bailey said this week about our city’s underage drinking problem. Bailey and other city councilors voted to deny liquor licenses to two downtown bars on Tuesday. The City Council a...