The Daily Iowan

Officials: Murder-suicide in Lone Tree

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

February 24, 2009

Investigators believe the deaths of two individuals in a Lone Tree home this weekend were likely a murder-suicide, authorities said Monday night. Preliminary results from the Iowa assistant medical examiner determined Tina Marie...

Faculty, staff pitch in by taking cuts

TESSA MCLEAN

February 24, 2009

UI faculty and staff would be willing to take temporary pay cuts in order to save the jobs of their colleagues, UI Provost Wallace Loh said. “It’s the Iowa way,” Loh said. “People realize that this is really the worst...

IPERS: $339 million in assets frozen

ASSOCIATED PRESS

February 24, 2009

DES MOINES — Iowa’s largest public-employee pension fund says $339 million in assets have been frozen pending a federal investigation into an investment broker-dealer it had ties to. The Iowa Public Employees Retirement System...

Smellier landfill the fault of summer flooding

CAITLIN LOMBARDO

February 24, 2009

Imagine the worst smelling rotten egg. Now multiply that by 10 — and that’s the aroma at the Iowa City landfill lately. The repugnant scent — not usually found at the facility — is due in large part to residual waste...

UI fertilization center committed to one-embryo policy

ASHLEY HAUGO

February 24, 2009

In October 1987, the UIHC’s Center for Advanced Reproductive Care was the first program in the state to perform in vitro fertilization. Twenty-one years later, the clinic has marked yet another achievement in this procedure:...

Saving money on food: Leftovers become cuisine

MARY HARRINGTON

February 24, 2009

Some homemade meals are changing with the economy, with local amateur cooks looking to drop high costs and retain the big flavors of their food favorites. On Monday evening, three women picked up new recipes at a Hy-Vee cooking...

Obama has some persuading to do tonight

SHAWN GUDE

February 24, 2009

In the midst of a severe recession, UI political-science experts say President Obama will have yet another Herculean job during tonight’s prime-time economic address. “How do you get people to have confidence, but at the...

School omissions worry councilors

AMANDA MCCLURE

February 24, 2009

The exclusion of three Iowa City elementary schools from a proposed Iowa City School District facilities-improvement plan raised concerns about neighborhood vitality among some Iowa City city councilors on Monday. Last week,...

Lab offers new prenatal screening for defects

JENNIFER DELGADO

February 24, 2009

New technology is helping the UI Hygienic Laboratory officials better detect defects in pregnant women. The organization is the first state public-health laboratory in the country to use the Iowa Maternal Integrated Screen —...

UI going a Twitter

EMILY MELVOLD

February 24, 2009

On Jan. 16, the Iowa Hawkeyes joined. On Jan. 21, the Pomerantz Career Center joined. And on Feb. 3, the IMU joined. What are all these UI groups connecting to? Twitter — a growing online social network that allows people to...

UI salutes Peace Corps

LINI GE

February 24, 2009

Patricia Gillette celebrated her 59th birthday on Monday in a unique way — by presenting her experience working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya at the Iowa City Public Library. “When they told me I was going to present...

Iowa City Police officer charged with OWI

REGINA ZILBERMINTS

February 23, 2009

An Iowa City police officer is on administrative leave after allegedly driving drunk and refusing to cooperate with officers. Iowa City police Sgt. Sidney Jackson was charged Feb. 21 at around 4 a.m. with OWI and interfering...