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WHAT’S INSIDE: METRO A local man cannot only say “croissant” perfectly, he can make them that way. Page 2 Ron Paul supporter elected as new Iowa GOP chairman. Page 3 Former UI Student Government president announces Statehouse bid. Page 3 Famed cellist Zoë Keating to perform in Iowa City. Page 3 OPINIONS Student leaders should focus on getting out the vote, not on voter-ID policy. Page 4 Debate over contraception misses the point. Page 4 For best federal solutions, look to the states. Page 4 SPORTS Hawkeye wrestlers stomp Virginia Tech, Oregon en route to National Dual finals. Page 10 The lady ballers thrashed Michigan State over the weekend. Page 10 Women’s tennis squad wins narrow match against Iowa State. Page 10

ON THE WEB TODAY: STORY: Hawkeye wrestler Ethen Lofthouse scores big with a last-minute takedown. STORY: Hawkeye basketball player Morgan Johnson continues to impress people. STORY: Local high-school basketball rivalry ends lopsided. PHOTOS: Hawkeye wrestlers come out strong on their way to National Duals. PHOTOS: See images from this past weekend’s Golden Girl tryouts.

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Locals push mopd helmet law Hope for Helmets plans to team up with the UI Brain Injury Association to sponsor a run/walkathon.


Even though a recent push to require minors to wear moped helmets has failed, one local business said it will continue to urge riders to protect their heads. At the urging of local teens, who were sparked in part by the death of West High student Caro-

line Found in a moped accident in August, state legislators introduced a bill this year that would have required those under 18 to wear helmets while operating a motorcycle or moped. Found died Aug. 11, 2011, after crashing into a tree while driving her moped without a helmet. Though the bill failed, representatives from local

business MopedU said they will promote helmet safety this spring by partnering with UI Student Health Service to encourage students to operate motorcycles and mopeds safely. John Bass, who co-owns MopedU with Bryan Ilg, said he and his employees will distribute helmets to

Iowa Moped Laws Current regulations include: • Fine for a driver riding with a passenger: $107.25 • Mopeds must have lighted headlamp on public streets • Vehicles must have a 5-foot safety flag • Drivers cannot carry any packages that would not permit both hands to be on the handlebars. • Drivers must obey road markings. Source: MopedU Website


BAND GETS NEW GOLDEN GIRL University of Iowa Marching Band officials announced incoming UI freshman Whittney Seckar-Anderson as the next Golden Girl of the Hawkeye Marching Band on Feb. 11. The band held a tryout for three candidates in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center. Each of the three — SeckarAnderson and Maryland natives Brittany Frankel and Breanne Rowe — showcased her batontwirling talents before a selection committee. The judges chose Seckar-Anderson in a unanimous decision. “Whittney just had that extra sparkle, energy, and audience appeal that Iowa fans have come to expect,” Kevin Kastens, the director of the Hawkeye Marching Band, wrote in an email to The Daily Iowan. Seckar-Anderson hails from Oshkosh, Wis., and attended Oshkosh West High. Her family has a history of baton-twirling — both her mother and older sister were leading women in their college marching bands. Her mother, Julie, twirled at Mississippi; her sister, Lacey, was a featured twirler at Michigan State. The newly crowned UI

Hawkeye Golden Girl candidate Whittney Seckar-Anderson twirls at the final tryout in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Feb. 11. The committee unanimously selected Seckar-Anderson as the new Golden Girl for the Hawkeye Marching Band. (The Daily Iowan/Ya-Chen Chen) Golden Girl began twirling with her older sister when she was just 3 years old. She was named 2011 Teenage Miss Majorette of America, the high-

est title awarded at the 2011 National Championships of Twirling. Kastens said he thinks Hawkeye fans will be pleased

with the selection. “The Iowa tradition of baton twirling excellence established by each of our previous Golden Girls will continue,” he said.

Seckar-Anderson will replace departing Golden Girl Chelsea Russell, who has held the position for four years. — by Cody Goodwin

Loebsack lacks specifics Some seek Dave Loebsack taught at Cornell College for 24 years.

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Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, said educational reform will be a key point in his re-election campaign, but both he and his political director were unable to offer specific policy proposals. He told a group of Democrats in Iowa City this past weekend that reform would focus on needs of individual states. The Feb. 11 event, organized by the University of Iowa Democrats, sought to gain support for Loebsack’s re-election. Loebsack and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., emphasized returning a Democratic majority to the Iowa House of Representatives. “Everybody here is important [because] you’re all going to help me get elected,” Loeb-

Brian Fritsch, Loebsack’s political director, spoke instead about the congressman’s political views. “Since he first ran for office, Congressman Loebsack has been advocating for federal education policy that is more flexible and more responsive to local needs, with less unfunded

Some University of Iowa officials are pushing to establish an interpretertraining program in the university’s American Sign Language Program. If the program is implemented, it will make the UI the first state Board of Regent’ school to have such program. Rebecca Furland, a UI American Sign Language visiting assistant professor, organized the program’s first deaf summit this weekend to kick-start the discussion. “Some of the [sign-language] staff have been thinking about what a [interpreter program] might look like at the UI,” said AmyRuth McGraw, a UI lecturer who attended the summit. “This is just the start of the conversation.” Participation in the UI program has increased almost 10 times since its founding in 1994.



Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., spoke to the UI Democrats in the IMU on Feb. 11. Israel was in Iowa City campaigning for Rep. Dave Lobesack, D-Iowa, who is seeking re-election this year. (The Daily Iowan/Ian Servin) sack said at the event. “We have a real shot at taking back the Iowa state House of Representatives.” Loebsack, a former politicalscience professor at Cornell College, spoke about education reform but declined to go in detail, telling The Daily Iowan he did not want to risk being misquoted.

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David Gustafson knows a good croissant when he tastes one. He would never mistake a bagged mix, formed to look like a croissant, for the real thing with its inner spinning layers that pull apart and pockets of butter and steam nestled in the dough. “Originally, I just really wanted to be able to make one of those,” he said. “When I made my first successful batch, after a few tries, it seemed like something I would be really happy to sell.” Gustafson started his business, the Golden Carrot Bakery, to turn his hobby of baking into a profession. He started by selling cakes to restaurants and businesses, and in August 2001, he began the Gourmet Club, a service in which he delivers his pastries, including croissants, scones, and muffins, to his clients’ doorsteps. “There’s this theme I get in a lot of the responses that it’s the perfect Iowa City business,” Gustafson said. “I’ve heard Iowa City called the Athens of the Midwest, and maybe here we just like nifty things,I guess.” Maxwell Ostby, a friend and client of Gustafson, said his family, including his four kids, loves the pastries, espe-


David Gustafson, the owner of the Golden Carrot, prepares croissants at his in-home bakery on Feb. 10. He bakes homemade pastries and cakes, then delivers them to his clients every morning. (The Daily Iowan/Jessica Payne)

cially the croissants. “There’s just this perfect crust on the outside and on the inside, it looks like a crashing wave — just this spiral of dough,” Ostby said. “It’s just soft and delicious and buttery and insanely good.” The University of Iowa graduatewithadegreeinFrenchsaidhe always loved eating, but it was

hard for him to find the perfect cakes and pastries with satisfying ingredients. This preference for substance rather than a sugar rush probably comes from growing up with his father’s cooking. “He’s not really fancy — it’s just whatever he makes is really good even if it’s a simple item,” he said. “Maybe it’s my bias because he’s my dad, but it just tastes better than anybody else’s.” Gustafson’s friend and his former manager from his time workingasacookatShakespeare’sPub & Grill, Christina Sjogren, said Gustafson is very hardworking and dedicated to his career. “Just from knowing Gus, I know his baking is very personal to him,” she said. “It’s something that he spent a lot of time on and really developed his skills at.”

Gustafson tries to be in bed by 4 p.m.,so he can get up at midnight, plan out his day,spend some quiet time with his thoughts, and then spend four hours tearing up his kitchen in a flurry of baking. “That’s where a lot of the acceptance and deep breaths come in, when you’re trying to bake a hundred pastries before 5:30 in the morning,” he said. Eventually, the baker hopes to have a store in which he could offer coffee and sandwiches in addition to his pastries and cakes and create employment for more people. “The little notes I get when people first start up that say,‘Wow the chocolate croissants are amazing’ [are] a lot of positive reinforcement that I think anyone would enjoy having a hand in,”Gustafson said.

Fumes hit Main Library

Man faces numerous charges

5 charged after reported gunfire

About a dozen University of Iowa staff members were relocated from their work sites in the Main Library on Feb. 10 after fumes from an asbestosabatement project entered the building, said UI spokesman Tom Moore. A work crew was using a solvent Feb. 9 to remove an adhesive in the learning commons on the fifth floor, he said. The crew set up a fan to vent the fumes outdoors, but heavy winds on Feb. 10 caused the fumes to reenter the building, primarily affecting staff on the first floor. Moore said UI Facilities Management conducted an air testing and didn’t find anything harmful. “Some people will say they were more seriously affected by others,” he said. “They chose to go home.” Moore said library staff should be able to continue working in their normal sites by today. — by Beth Bratsos

An Iowa City man was charged with trafficking in stolen firearms and involving a minor in unlawful activities. According to Iowa City police reports Eric Cole, 20, was charged on Feb. 4 with possession of a firearm as a felon, trafficking in stolen weapons, second-degree theft, and using a juvenile to commit certain offenses. Police say Cole, under Miranda, allegedly admitted to exchanging the stolen weapons with the minor on several occasions and to selling the weapon for $150 to an unknown male at a party. Cole’s alleged admissions were confirmed through police investigation. Possession of a firearm as a felon and second-degree theft are Class D felonies, punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of $7,500. Trafficking in stolen weapons and using a juvenile to commit certain offenses are both Class C felonies, punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a maximum fine of $10,000. — by Conrad Swanson

Charges have been filed against five Burlington men who may have been involved in a drive-by shooting at Caliente Nightclub and Bar, 171 Highway 1 W., on Feb. 11. According to an Iowa City police report, law-enforcement officers responded to an incident in which shots were reported to have been fired. Officials said they stopped a Lincoln Navigator similar to the description of the vehicle described in the shooting. Three handguns were seized during the stop, one of which had been reported as stolen from Washington County, reports show. Iowa City police are investigating any possible connection between the traffic stop and the shooting incident to determine if they are related. Officials declined to comment on the open investigation. Additional charges are pending. Dominque Clegg, 22, was charged with possession of a firearm as a felon (Class D

felony), carrying a weapon (aggravated misdemeanor), keeping or permitting use of drugs in a vehicle (aggravated misdemeanor), possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (serious misdemeanor), and possession of stolen property (serious misdemeanor). Elijah Pickens, 20, was charged with the possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (serious misdemeanor) and possession of alcohol under the legal age. Dewayne Lenoir Jr., 22, was charged with the possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (serious misdemeanor) and possession of stolen property (serious misdemeanor). Giovani Timmons, 21, was charged with the possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (serious misdemeanor). Timothy Chew, 21, was charged with the possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (serious misdemeanor) and possession of stolen property (serious misdemeanor). — by Conrad Swanson

degree theft. Sean Burtlow, 29, 105 Appanoose Court, was charged Feb. 10 with fifth-degree theft, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Steve Cabrera, 23, Barnum, Iowa, was charged Feb. 10 with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Maggie Carruth, 20, 332 S. Linn St., was charged Feb. 10 with presence in a bar after hours. Austin Chadderdon, 22, 308 N. Dubuque St., was charged Sunday with OWI. Alison Cooper, 28, 204 N. Gilbert St., was charged Feb. 10 with sale of alcoholic beverage to a minor. Bailey Dockery , 22, 1001 Kirkwood Ave., was charged Feb. 10 with sale of alcoholic beverage to a minor. Alyssa Dodd, 20, 222 S. Lucas St., was charged Feb. 10 with PAULA. Stephen Drop, 28, 511 Third Ave., was charged Feb. 10 with the sale of alcoholic beverage to a minor. Eric Feldkamp, 19, 929 Iowa Ave., was charged Feb. 10 with OWI. Terrence Gavin, 19, Chicago, was charged Sunday with possession of a fictitious driver’s license and presence in bar after hours. Phyllis Green, 52, 2401 Highway 6 E. No. 2210, was charged Feb. 11 with public intoxication. Cameron Griffin, 19, 20 Bowery St., was charged Feb. 10 with

interference with official acts and public intoxication. Evan Goulding, 20, Coralville, was charged Feb. 11 with presence in a bar after hours. Kimberly Hamden, 19, 522 N. Clinton St., was charged Feb. 9 with presence in a bar after hours. Brittany Harrah, 22, 24 N. Van Buren St., was charged Feb. 1 with fifth-degree theft. Michael Healy, 18, Chicago, was charged Sunday with presence in a bar after hours. Katherine Hickey, 19, 522 N. Clinton St., was charged Feb. 9 with presence in a bar after hours. Andrew Hummel , 22, 121 N. Johnson St., was charged Feb. 11 with public intoxication. Genesis Johnson , 20, Rock Island, was charged Feb. 11 with disorderly conduct. Chelsea Kayser, 1923 Chelsea Court, was charged Feb. 11 with possession of a controlled substance. John Kehres, 22, 510 S. Van Buren St., was charged Jan. 10 with possession of a controlled substance. Jayson Madsen, 19, West Branch, was charged Feb. 10 with sale of alcoholic beverage to a minor. Demarco McClain, 22, Coralville, was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Monica Mendolia, 19, 366 S. Clinton St., was charged Feb. 9 with presence in a bar after hours.

Brandon Miller, 28, 400 Bjaysville Lane, was charged Feb. 10 with possession of a controlled substance. Leo Neuzil, 45, West Liberty, was charged Feb. 9 with domestic assault. Khanh Nguyen, 22, 2214 Hickory Court, was charged Sunday with keeping a disorderly house. Ellen Reeder, 20, 320 S. Gilbert St., was charged Feb. 12 with keeping a disorderly house. David Richardson, 27, 6 Amber Lane, was charged Feb. 10 with sale of alcoholic beverage to a minor. Ladonna Shaw, 46, 416 S. Dodge St., was charged Feb. 10 with fifth-degree theft. Colin Smith, 18, 1137 Reinow Hall, was charged Feb. 10 with presence in a bar after hours. Hannah Smith, 21, 311 S. Dodge St., was charged Feb. 10 with sale of alcoholic beverage to a minor. Khiemonte Smith, 22, Kankakee, Ill., was charged Feb. 11 with disorderly conduct. Jessie Thompson , 22, Marion, was charged Jan. 3 with forgery. Alyson Woodall , 20, Mount Vernon, was charged Sunday with presence in a bar after hours. Michael Woodbury , 21, Fort Madison, was charged Sunday with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

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BLOTTER Shavonda Archer-Kyei, 27, 801 Cross Park Ave., was charged Feb. 10 with OWI and driving while license under suspension. Aaron Baker , 20, address unknown, was charged Feb. 10 with public intoxication. Kristie Baker, 20, Cedar Rapids, was charge Feb. 1 with fifthdegree theft. Ryan Barthelemy , 28, 400 Bjaysville Lane, was charged Feb. 6 with second-degree theft. Madeline Basile , 20, 709 E. Jefferson St., was charged Feb. 10 with unlawful use of authentic driver’s license or identification. Theresa Benkeser, 22, 128.5 N. ClintSt., was charged Feb. 10 with criminal trespass and fifthdegree theft. Natalie Berger, 20, 522 N. Clinton St., was charged Feb. 9 with presence in bar after hours. Canon Bleam, 22, Rockwell City, Iowa, was charged Feb. 11 with public intoxication. Treggo Boone, 24, 400 Bjaysville Lane, was charged Feb. 6 with second-degree theft. Ernest Brewster, 52, address unknown, was charged July 26, 2011, and Feb. 11 with criminal trespass. Evan Bridwell, 19, Lemont, Ill., was charged Nov. 25 with public intoxication. Marlys Brooks, 54, Cedar Rapids, was charged June 30 with first-

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METRO Ex-UISG president to run for House seat A former University of Iowa Student Government president will run for a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. Maison Bleam, a 2009 UI graduate, announced his intention to run Feb. 10. The Twin Lakes resident said he intends to focus on issues such as state spending, education, and job creation. “I really thought now is a good time for people in our generation to step up and start taking a hold of some of the issues that are affecting the state and the nation at this time,” the 24-year-old told The Daily Iowan Sunday evening. As UISG president, Bleam advocated for the installation of an Apple store in Iowa City, pushed for a movie theater in the IMU, and helped establish the Student Committee on Athletics — later renamed the Hawks Nest. Bleam also served on The Daily Iowan’s Student Publication Inc. governing board. He resigned after he decided to run for UISG president. Bleam graduated from the UI with a degree in political science and ethics in public policy. Following graduation, he worked in the British Parliment, then came back to Iowa and served as a clerk for Rep. Nick Wagner, RMarion, during the 2010 legislative session. He currently works as a special assistant for Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. Bleam will run against Rep. Tom Shaw, R-Laurens. — by Alison Sullivan

Spiker new state GOP head Republican officials have announced A.J. Spiker as the new Iowa GOP chairman. Members of the of the GOP State Central Committee voted Spiker the new chairman Feb. 11. He is one of the 17 members of the committee, and he previously served as the Story

County GOP chairman and the vice chairman of Ron Paul’s campaign in Iowa. “I really am excited,” Spiker told The Daily Iowan. “I think we’ve got a lot of good work ahead of us this year.” Spiker, a 32-year-old from Ames, said reaching out to young voters is a priority of his. “The youth vote is very important to the Republican Party,” he said. “Republican presidential candidates do events on campuses all over Iowa, and the [state] GOP is definitely reaching out to young voters and will continue to do so.” Spiker became the chairman after Matt Strawn resigned from the post Jan. 31. Strawn’s resignation became effective Feb. 10. — by Kristen East

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Forefront of avant cello By JULIA JESSEN

The bow passes across the cello’s strings, emitting a rich, resonant sound. Cello upon cello join the sounds of the first, soaring and plunging and spinning the audience into a reverie of melody. But only one figure is on stage. Zoë Keating sits poised with her cello in front of her and her foot pressing on a pedal connected to a laptop. This will be the scene when Keating performs at 8 p.m. in the Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St. “I love the sound of lots of cellos,” she said. “I feel like there can never be enough, so I wanted to make music that was all layers of cello.”

She discovered a way to accomplish the feat by using a computer to sample the cello, record it live onstage, and control the arrangement of those samplings with Musical Instrument Digital Interface. “Computers for me are just like pencils,” said Keating, who previously worked at software startups. “I don’t want people to hear the computer on stage, I want them to hear the cello, because people react and respond to the sound of the cello and not the sound of a computer.” Samantha Hale, one of the cellist’s fans, first met Keating in 2005, when the musician was opening for Imogen Heap. Hale featured Keating in her documentary Map the Music and found solace after the

death of her father in Keating’s song “Walking Man.” “That’s the beauty of Zoë, you can’t compare her with anyone or anything,” Hale said. “She creates these sonic landscapes that are just so beautiful, and it’s just amazing the emotions she can get out of her cello.” Although Keating makes music on a traditionally classic instrument, her style is genre-crossing. She said the classical world hasn’t quite accepted her fully yet. “That’s why I often play mostly in rock and roll clubs, because that feels like a better fit for me, although I don’t really fit anywhere,” she said. The classical world may not fully understand her yet, but the members try to keep up with the times.

And soon, Keating and artists similar to her may find a place in that world. “The classical music world is moving with technology, so more and more people are plugging in and finding ways of making sound out of their instruments,” said Anthony Arnone, a University of Iowa associate professor of cello. Keating said she wants her audience to get the same feelings she has as she touches her bow to the strings. “When I play, it’s like I leave time and I go to a different place, and time ceases to have any meaning,” she said. “One hour can feel like one minute, and I really treasure that experience and hope that the audience gets to experience that a little bit, too.”

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Focus on fostering voter interest, not IDs Last week, the University of Iowa Student Government passed a resolution stating its stance against a bill in the Iowa Legislature on voter identification. The bill would require identification that includes the name of the individual, a photo, and an expiration date at the time of voting. UISG leaders are concerned that the bill might make the UI’s current student IDs void for the purposes of voting because they have no expiration date. If this were to be the case, the UI may have to reprint thousands of ID cards, possibly costing thousands of dollars. UISG Sen. Greg Branson, who introduced the resolution Feb. 7, told The Daily Iowan, “We don’t want to suppress voter turnout, especially with the students.” While there is a chance that the UISG is correct in its foresight, there is a much smaller chance that this will affect student-voter turnout on Election Day. The UISG should focus its efforts on getting students to the polls and making it simpler to do so. Student turnout on the UI campus in November 2011 was disastrous. Only 32 out of 3,003 registered voters — 1.07 percent — went to the polls at the Main Library, the largest precinct in Iowa City. The Johnson County Courthouse received only 54 votes and Quadrangle Residence Hall 57 votes. There is obviously a trend here. Even in an election in which Raj Patel — a one-time UI student and an opponent of the 21-ordinance — was running for a City Council seat, complacency and laziness trumped any motivation students may have had. It takes a lot of work to get young voters to the polls, say groups like Rock the Vote and CIRCLE. Rock the Vote has earned its reputation through hosting concerts with popular musicians as a way to congregate young people and promote voting. Its statistics claim that the Millennium Generation makes up nearly 25 percent of the electorate, which is more than enough to swing an election. Abby Kiesa, the youth coordinator and a researcher for CIRCLE, knows this very well. “Without motivating young people to become informed and to get them to vote, you’re always at square one,” she said.

Students must be informed about the steps in the voting system. Most likely cannot even tell you in what month general and midterm elections are held, not to mention where to vote and how to do it. “Young people must be made aware of when the election is and how to vote, and there are various ways of doing that,” Keisa said. Registration drives at the residence halls and dining halls could be held as a way to inform students and get them prepared to vote. Also, social media provide a free and highly effective way to disseminate critical information. It goes without saying that nearly every student at the UI is social-media savvy and that it is the best way to propagate information. Convenience is also paramount for a large turnout. “It seems like it would be obvious to make voting as convenient as possible while still deterring fraud,” Keisa said. “But that is generally not the case across the country.” The polling place for Mayflower is at Shimek Elementary, a 15-minute walk. It rained this past November on Election Day, which could have deterred some of the more than 1,000 residents from trudging their way to the school. The UISG ought to work with Johnson County officials and make more residence halls voting sites. (This doesn’t even touch on the fact that the UISG may be overreacting in the assessment of the Iowa Legislature’s bill. An in- or out-of-state driver’s license or government-provided ID that meets the new requirements would be considered valid under the bill’s provisions. A non-operator ID from the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles could also be used — and it’s only $5, far within the reach of perhaps every Iowan.) If the UISG wishes to increase student-voter turnout, its efforts would be better focused on educating its constituents and encouraging conversation. Your turn. On what should UISG focus? Weigh in at

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Obama using faith against us President Obama’s attack on the Catholic Church and the religious conscience of Americans should not be assuaged by some political pivot that attempts to deflect blame on insurance companies. At the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama said his economic policies are rooted in his Christian faith.

He was quoted as saying: “The Bible teaches us to be doers of the word. He said each of us is called on to give something of ourselves for the betterment of others.” So the fundamental question is not if we agree that people should give but who should decide what should be given? Jesus said, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” I recognize in Obama a fundamental difference between

practicing Christians and a practicing liberal. We should all ask Obama whether he considers that imposing taxes on your successful neighbors to assuage your belief is Christian — should you instead teach them to be more charitable by your example and encouragement? The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution as written by the founders of this great county was to guarantee religious

freedom and liberty. While supporting the president’s idea that we are called, I believe the call comes from “Nature’s God,” not from government. Those who insist that the call comes from government seek to oppress and imprison you in their ideology. Let us elect a leader who respects everyone’s religion rather than one who tries to use it against us. Gary Ellis Iowa City resident


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If we as Americans truly believe that the states serve as laboratories of democracy and leaders in policy innovation, we must be willing to accept the lessons learned from state-policy experiments. This is especially true in the debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Embracing a platform of repealing and replacing the health act, Republicans stormed into the majority in the House of Representatives in 2010. Yet, since that time, Republicans have failed to construct a comprehensive healthcare policy — making it difficult to gauge the merits of a possible Republican alternative to the health act. Luckily, thanks to the initiative of some states, it is still possible to explore the merits of some of the Republican’s favored instruments for solving America’s growing health-care crisis. The first, and likely most familiar, is medical tort reform — i.e., limiting the compensation a patient can receive from a medicalmalpractice suit. The second is a little more arcane and involves providing tax breaks for contributing to health-savings accounts tied to highdeductible plans. Based on the rhetoric of Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail, it would appear that these things would likely serve as central components of a foreseeable Republican health-care policy. And thanks to the states, both have been put to the test. In 2003, Texas Gov. Rick Perry oversaw the implementation of a medical-tort-reform law that “limited non-economic damages to $250,000 in cases brought against individual physicians.” In theory, this would reduce the burden of purchasing malpractice insurance — lowering medical costs and creating a friendlier employment market for doctors. More talented young people would become doctors because they would have to worry less about being liable for astronomical punitive damages. However, 2003

marked the end of the seventh year of consecutive growth in Texas’s physician-to-population ratio. Moreover, on the cost side, the Kaiser Foundation found that the cost of providing medical care in Texas has since greatly outpaced the national average. Medical-cost inflation for the country on average for the last year data were available was 6.7 percent. Cost inflation in Texas was 7.4 percent. Perhaps that cost inflation would have been greater if not for tort reform, but Texans have not enjoyed the plummeting healthcare costs they were promised. So, medical tort reform appears to have failed to deliver on both counts. This brings me to subsidized healthsavings accounts. For this I point to Georgia, the former home state of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. In 2008, Georgia introduced a plan that provided tax-breaks for individuals who purchase, and businesses that offer employees, health-savings accounts tied to highdeductible plans. The hope was that these tax-breaks would help expand coverage in the state by providing a cheap alternative to standard health-insurance plans. Much like tort reform in Texas, however, the Georgia plan also failed to work as intended. According to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, since 2008, the number of uninsured Georgians jumped 2.7 percent — an increase 3 times larger than the rest of the South has experienced. In dramatic contrast to the above, since implementation of the health law, 168,000 children in Iowa with preexisting conditions can no longer be denied coverage. Additionally, 530,000 Iowans on Medicare now have access to preventive care. Thousands of college-age students remained insured on their parents’ plans. And countless thousands of Iowans will now pay less for medical care thanks to caps on out-of-pocket expenses. State-level experience is significant, particularly when there is little national precedent. In the case of health-care policy, the states’ experience shows that states such as Iowa stand to lose far more than they would gain if the health law were repealed and replaced with plans similar to those tested in Texas and Georgia.

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Contraception debate misses a basic question There’s been plenty of argument over proposed federal regulations requiring employers to offer health plans covering contraception for women. But few people bring up the basic question: Why is it considered normal for your boss to determine your health-care options in the first place? Relying on employers for health care means the company has more leverage over the worker. If you’re out of work, then you might be out of luck when it comes to your health. And if the boss decides what kind of health care the employee can get — at issue in the current discussion of reli-

giously affiliated institutions and contraception — this can mean an extension of the boss’ control outside of work hours. How did we get to where it’s typical to rely on employers for health care? As Roderick Long describes in his article “Medical Insurance that Worked — Until Government ‘Fixed’ It,” it was once common for workers to join a friendly society or fraternal society. These were essentially mutualaid organizations in which monthly fees created a pool of resources that participants could draw on in time of need. They often negotiated contracts with doctors to serve members

for a reasonable expense paid by the organization. Regulation and government programs prevented these organizations from continuing to serve the public. Certainly, there are more advanced and expensive medical tezchniques today than in the fraternal societies’ heyday of the 19th and early 20th centuries. But without government interference, consensual organizations could certainly have grown and adapted to the needs of a wealthier, more sophisticated membership. New technology could make such organizations more dynamic and responsive, with improved ability

to network and access and evaluate information. Not only could consensual organizations offer more security for the worker who today has an employer health plan, they could also make health care more accessible for the worker who does not, reducing incentives to take an otherwise less desirable job for the benefits. Today, however, the tax structure incentivizes employer health coverage while an economy oriented toward business elites and political privilege raises barriers to alternatives. Health care, taken out of the people’s hands, then

becomes a political issue. Politicians aren’t good at addressing problems of economic stratification and stagnation — they’re typically part of the elite that is struggling to stay on top. What they are good at is making stands in culture-war issues, and this is where they want to get attention, regardless of how many backs they stand on behind the podium. When federal funding can be given out or taken away based on which demagogue holds power, personal health becomes a campaign issue. A free society would allow more personal

autonomy and choice. Taking power away from politicians involves determining how to rely less on the boss economy and invest more in personal autonomy. The surest way to keep bosses from determining your access to health care is to get rid of the need for bosses altogether. When you rely on bosses for health care, your body becomes a campaign issue. Center for a Stateless Society ( news analyst Darian Worden is a left-libertarian writer and activist. He hosts the Internet radio show “Thinking Liberty.” His essays and other works can be viewed at for more news


150 students who pledge to wear helmets while riding. “It’s sad Iowa doesn’t have a helmet law,” Bass said in an email. A group of Caroline’s friends also founded Hope for Helmets, an organization promoting helmet awareness for bike and moped riders. Though MopedU and Hope for Helmets are not connected, members from both groups said safety is the primary goal. Olivia Lofgren Leah Murray, Abby Ashton, Caroline Van Voorhis, and Abigail Baron said they have more plans to promote their cause after their attempt to introduce legislation mandating minors wear helmets when driving failed in a Senate subcommittee last week. “We are going to keep fighting until Iowa gets a partial helmet law … this

year, next year, or 15 years from now — we won’t give up,” Lofgren said. Lofgren said the group is set to team up with the UI Brain Injury Association in a run/walkathon to raise funds for increased awareness. The dates for the event have not been decided. Hope for Helmets, which began in August, also has support from the Iowa Medical Society, emergency-medical technicians, and the Emergency Medical Society. Sen. Joe Bolkcom, DIowa City, helped the girls propose the bill requiring those under 18 in Iowa to wear helmets on two-wheel vehicles. “The key to the whole discussion is what kept the girl from putting the helmet on,” he said, “Everyone has a right to put a helmet on.” Bolkcom said establishing a helmet law would put more pressure on people to wear helmets. He said Iowa is only one of three states that don’t require people to wear helmets. “Iowa does require seat

News belts, and I think it would be reasonable for this state to require minors to wear helmets on mopeds,” he said. Sen. Randy Feenstra, RHull, a member of the Senate transportation subcommittee, said his community also endured a fatal moped accident last year. However, he said, safety enforcement such as the helmet law should be decided by policymakers in individual cities, not the state. “This should be a local control issue,” he said. “Each community should be held responsible.” Feenstra said his community has created an ordinance for kids to wear helmets. Lofgren said she and her friends do not see the failed bill as a stopping point. “The bill has already been educating people,” she said. “We just need to keep on educating. This bill not passing is more of a motivation to keep going and working on this bill.”

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Seven Action Films Reimagined as Independent Shorts, Based on Their Titles: • Mad Max: Mel Gibson fumes as an anti-Semite misogynist with road rage in a performance that is a real testament to his ability to pretend to be someone he definitely isn’t. • Blade Runner: A fake documentary featuring a washed-up looking Harrison Ford recalling his brush with glory as an Olympic figure-skating alternate. • The Rock: Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage are embroiled in a vicious custody battle over their pet rock. (Shot from the point of view of the rock.) • Eraser: Arnold Schwarzenegger repeatedly scribbles and erases nonsensical messages to himself. The majority of the scenes are close-up shots of the eraser, underscoring the ephemeral nature of knowledge with the perseverance of forgetfulness. • Blade: Wesley Snipes cuts himself shaving, then contemplates the fragility of life as the camera slowly pans in for a time-lapse shot of the blood congealing on his razor. • Source Code: Jake Gyllenhaal is a scientist seeking the Entirely Encompassing Equation of Everything, and he is driven mad as a result. But was it the quest for the answer that drove him to insanity, or was it the answer itself? • The Grey: Liam Neeson stares into a mid-winter sky, contemplating a future wherein he will not exist, an eventuality simultaneously certain and unknown. — Will Hartman works at the Bijou and craves neither adventure nor excitement.


• The Journey to April, 10 a.m., Senior Center, 28 S. Linn • Toddler Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn • How to Make the Fair Work for You Session, 12:30 p.m., W401 Pappajohn Business Building, • Physical and Environmental Seminar, “Comparative DFT studies of As (III) and As (V) adsorption on hydrated (alpha)Fe203(0001) ideal and defect surfaces,” Christopher Goffinet, Chemistry, 12:30 p.m., 104 Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories • Hand & Foot, 1 p.m., Senior Center • Nuclear and Particular Physics Seminar, “Two body scattering without partial waves,” Saravanan Veerasamy, Ohio University, 1:30 p.m., 301 Van Allen • “What is Your Learning Style?,” University Counseling Service and University College, 3:30 p.m., 60 Schaeffer • Biology Faculty Candidate Seminar, “Novel Chromatin Mechanisms Regulating Lifespan,” Weiwei Dang, Univ e r s i t y o f Pe n n s y l v a n i a , 4

UITV schedule 2:30 p.m. Iowa Writers’ Workshop 75th Anniversary Celebration,Writer as a Public Figure Panel Discussion, Michael Cunningham, Jane Smiley, Ethan Canin, Abraham Verghese, June 11, 2011 3:30 Human Rights Week Convocation & Celebration, Keynote speaker Rep. Wayne Ford, Jan 18, 2010 5:30 Martin Luther King Human Rights Week Opening Celebration, Odell McGhee Keynote, Langston Hughes Company of Players, UI gospel choir Voices of Soul, Quire, UI Breakers, Youth United Drill Team, Jan. 17, 2011 8 Hancher, Music & Arts Campus


p. m . , 1 0 1 B i o l o g y B u i l d i n g East • Affirmationists Toastmasters, 5:30 p.m., W401 Pappajohn Business Building Dancing Ballroom • Lessons, 6 p.m., Old Brick, 26 E. Market • Zumba, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Society, 10 S. Gilbert • Zumba classes, 6 p.m., Coralville Recreation Center, 1506 Eighth St. • LGBT Movie Series at the Senior Center, A Jihad for Love Encore Screening, 6:30 p.m., Senior Center • Baby with the Bathwater auditions, 7 p.m., Iowa City Public Library • Peace Corps Information Session, 7 p.m., 2390 University Capitol Centre • University of Iowa School of Music All-Stars Competition Finalist Concert, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Recital Hall • Zoe Keating, 8 p.m., Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington • Open Mike, with J Knight, 8 p.m., Mill, 120 E. Burlington • One-Night Stand, 9 p.m., Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn

Campus channel 4, cable channel 17 Update, latest information about funding, estimated construction time lines, and other details of flood recovery, Feb. 7 9:15 Fine Arts Shorts, music and dance from the UI 9:30 Daily Iowan Television News 9:45 Around the World Fashion Show, 15 student organizations sponsor a diversity event, April 3, 2010 10:30 Daily Iowan Television News 10:45 Hancher, Music & Arts Campus Update, latest information about funding, estimated construction time lines, and other details of flood recovery, Feb. 7

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ARIES March 21-April 19 Don’t let uncertainty be your nemesis. Size up both personal and professional partnerships, and make a choice to go it alone or collaborate. Walk away from anyone using unfair power plays. Discipline and diplomacy will lead to success. TAURUS April 20-May 20 You’ll find it difficult to stick to your plans. Your need to elaborate and turn everything into a big ordeal will hold you back. Taking small, secure steps will ensure that you reach your destination successfully. GEMINI May 21-June 20 You’ll upstage someone if you chat too much or push your methods on your peers, colleagues, or clients. Step back; consider the best way to proceed if you are dealing with others. Getting along will be half the battle. CANCER June 21-July 22 Don’t allow unpredictable actions to send you spinning in an unsuitable direction. Stand firm without deviating from your plans, and you will impress someone you consider special or who you want to do business with in the future. LEO July 23-Aug. 22 Work at self-improvement and feeling good about the way you look and what you have to offer. Specialize in a service that allows you to use your skills in unusual ways. Don’t allow anyone to alter your plans by using emotional blackmail. VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22 Your enthusiasm will encourage others to join in and help you reach your goals. Opportunities are apparent, and communicating and expanding your original plans will bring a bigger return and greater satisfaction. You’ll learn and advance quickly. LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22 Avoid impulsive moves that can alter your personal or professional status. Play out any scenario you encounter with slow, methodical steps that will allow you the maneuverability to change your mind at your own discretion. SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21 Showing emotion can be a good thing. Discuss your feelings so you can clear up the clutter in your personal life because of misinterpretation. If you don’t share, you can’t expect others to know what’s wrong or how to fix it. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21 It’s payback time. If you want to help an organization or someone who needs assistance, now is the time to do so, but don’t take chances. Do whatever is within your capability, and avoid too much travel. Love is highlighted. CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19 An unexpected change of plans must not disrupt your day. Prepare to go it alone if someone cancels on you. Investments or making changes to some of your assets will lead to greater returns. Home improvements or property transactions should be considered. AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18 Get involved in a self-help group, or take the initiative to stop a bad habit. An emotional reaction will develop with someone if overindulgence, overspending, or a bad debt occurs. Community events will lead to favors and new friendships. PISCES Feb. 19-March 20 Put more thought into contracts, negotiations, and legal or financial matters. You will come up with a unique way to integrate your skills into a position or deal with an organization, institution, or agency trying to expand its current services.


Do you think UI officials have done an adequate job of alerting students of potential crimes through the HawkAlert system? ‘I think they did a good job informing the students, but I think they could have caught them faster.’

Martyna Wozek UI sophomore

‘Yeah, they’ve been doing a good job. It’s good. It makes you know where to look when things happen.’ Olivier Dolce UI freshman

‘I think Chuck Green and the UI police team are doing a good job with using the media that [students] use [for information]. However, there are always going to be expectations where we want it faster.’

‘No, not really. I haven’t seen any campus police. I have received the HawkAlerts, but I feel like they are a little postponed.’

Brittany Caplin UI senior

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federal mandates but that provides necessary supports for our most vulnerable students,” he wrote in an email. Israel said lawmakers need to have a more indepth knowledge of the country’s current education system in order to make policies that work as a whole. He spoke of his visit to a fourth-grade class in New York, where he talked directly to students, as a focal point in his work to develop such policies.


While two deaf students at the UI require a daily interpreter, neither of them are provided through the school. “We could train interpreters here at the UI, beginning with language instructions and technical training related to interpreting skills,” she said. The training program would focus on which area of study students are interested in and how sign language can be effectively applied to that field. This, said UI communication sciences and disorders Professor Richard Hurtig, would be a huge step for the signlanguage program and the deaf community as a whole. “What we have to really say is that we have to have the most rigorous standards — who would you want to treat you, represent you in court, interpret

Loebsack Some of Loebsack’s 2012 campaign efforts include: • Re-establishing a Democratcontrolled Iowa House • Fundraising parity with the National Republican Congressional Committee • Federal education policy that focuses more on local schools’ needs Source: University of Democrats

“Everything that I need to know about federal education policy, I can learn by walking into a school,” Israel said. Some Iowa Republican legislators said officials need to work more closely

InterpreterTraining Programs The University of Iowa would be the first regent school to have an interpreter-training program. • Iowa Western Community College • Kirkwood Community College • Scott Community College Source: Deaf Services Commission of Iowa

needs [that require a] high level of skill?” Hurtig said. “What we have to realize is we can’t train an interpreter for all things; we’re going to need to have people that are specialized.” Currently, three colleges in the state — Scott Community College, Iowa Western Community College, and Kirkwood Community College — have the interpreter-training program. UI officials created a deaf-studies certificate in 2003 and added a minor in 2008. Many of the university’s sign-language mem-

News with federal officials when developing educational policies. Iowa Sen. Randy Feenstra, R-Hull, said he agreed with Israel’s call for education policies developed more often with local communities in mind. “We can’t create a onesize-fits-all Band-Aid,” he said. Iowa Sen. Shawn Hamerlinck, R-Dixon, said education bills at both levels of government often don’t pass when parties are unable to compromise. However, he said, he did support President Obama’s recent move to waive several states from the No Child Left Behind Act, which sets certain standards for ele-

mentary and secondary education. “There’s a certain number of things that need to be passed,” he said. “Until those things are passed, we’re stuck in a limbo. I support the No Child Left Behind waivers done by President Barack Obama, and I support the measures of Arne Duncan, the director of the U.S. Department of Education. ” Some students echoed support for Loebsack. “He’s my congressman, so I really support him,” said UI sophomore Katherine Valde, the treasurer of UI Democrats. “I think he’s in a really good place to win.”

bers and communication experts said they want to see a deaf studies major added in the near future. “Maybe the next time we have a conference, we can say we have a deaf-studies major,” sign-language Associate Professor Douglas Baynton said. Hurtig said he agreed. “It’s remarkable how for we’ve come in just a few years,” he said. A Gallaudet University study estimated Iowa’s deaf population to be around 115,000 in 2010, or approximately 4 percent of the state’s population. Joe Murray, an assistant professor of American Sign Language and deaf studies at Gallaudet University, said there are almost 70 million people considered deaf worldwide. “If [the world deaf population] were a country, it would be the 20 largest country — you’re learning how to communicate with 70 million people in the world,” Murray said. “Surely that changes you; it has

to change you.” While American Sign Language developments are an important undertaking, said Gallaudet University history instructor William Ennis, this generation’s American Sign Language students and deaf instructors need to be mindful of their responsibility to keep the programs running. “You as students — you will be teaching deaf children,” he said at the summit. “You’re going to have an impact on the deaf community and that puts me in a cold sweat. I’m biting my nails over it. It’s a huge responsibility and it comes with learning [sign language]. It doesn’t mean you’re saviors, but it’s a responsibility, and you have to think about it.”

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the excitement for the Hawkeyes. The first was Ramos’ shot at revenge, which he capitalized on after watching Carter suffer an upset loss against Northern Iowa in the tournament’s opening round. “I used more fakes and stayed outside on offense,” he said. “I knew I could get to his legs. Everyone gets to his legs. You saw it in the first match against UNI. It’s something he has problems with, and you have to exploit those problems.” The finals featured No. 6 senior Montell Marion against Oregon State’s fourth-ranked Mike Mangrum at 141 pounds. Marion gave up an early takedown and trailed 4-3 after two periods. But an escape to start the third tied the match, and Marion shot and reached Mangrum’s legs twice in the final minute. Both times, Mangrum rolled away from


times, when we take the focus off the offensive end, it really works out better for us.” Five players scored in double-figures for Iowa on Sunday, including junior 65 center Morgan Johnson, who scored 18 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Michigan State failed to contain Johnson, who has reached double figures in scoring in five-straight games. Spartan head coach Suzy Merchant said the defense collapsed in the paint. “[Johnson] did a great job out of the gates,” she said. “We were disappointed

TENNIS CONTINUED FROM 10 She was more pumped, and won it,” McCulloch said. “Jesse [assistant coach

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the scoring attempt and landed safely out of bounds. The match went to overtime. With 23 seconds remaining, Marion successfully shot in again. This time, though, he anticipated Mangrum’s attempt to roll out of the shot, countered it, and scored. The takedown gave him a 6-4 victory. “Just because I wasn’t finishing, and he was able to create scrambles doesn’t mean I’m going to shy away,” Marion said. “That’s where I want to be — just making little adjustments. Hands in close, head up, watching for the roll. Knowing it’s coming and making adjustments.”

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Iowa sophomore Tony Ramos rides Oregon State’s Garrett Drucker during the National Duals regional in Hilton Coliseum on Sunday. Ramos won the match by technical fall, 24-8. (The Daily Iowan/Ricky Bahner) Ramos and Marion each Senior Vinnie Wagner State or Ohio State — both upset a highly ranked clinched the final dual with of which beat Iowa in duals opponent, and Mike Evans an impressive 7-6 come- last month. won a major decision over back win. So the Hawkeyes won’t Virginia Tech’s No. 7 Pete But next week brings a Yates. But many other “final four” featuring the spend much time enjoying Hawkeyes took care of this win. business more quietly. Top- Hawkeyes and their likely “No, just right on to the ranked Matt McDonough first-round opponent, No. 3 thing,” Lofthouse said. next Minnesota. They’ll be picked up two routine victories. Ethen Lofthouse won joined by No. 7 Illinois, and “Now, we’re getting ready two impressive matches. either No. 2 Oklahoma for next week.”

because I felt like we had opportunities from the scouting report that [Iowa] shouldn’t have got, but they ended up getting them. Give [Johnson] credit, though — she was really aggressive and did some good things.” Bethany Freshman Doolittle and redshirt sophomore Theairra Taylor both recorded 10 points to give Iowa a much-needed boost off the bench. Offensive production from the reserves will be key if the Hawkeyes are going to make a serious postseason run. Sam Logic continued her hot week by posting 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 assists. Logic scored 22 points on Feb. 9 against Minnesota; she is only 1 assist shy of breaking the freshman assist record.

Iowa remains in the driver’s seat with three games remaining — including a matchup at Michigan on Thursday — and fivestraight wins in hand. Bluder said all the momentum is on her team’s side following Sunday’s win. “Winning five games in a row this time of year, and even having to win without Jaime [Printy, who is out for the season with a knee injury], that gives us a lot more confidence going on the road,” Bluder said. “But I do like where we’re sitting. I like the momentum we have and the way we’re playing.”

Medvene-Collins] really helped me to get back in the mindset to take the third.” McCulloch rode that mindset and the fans’ energy to a 6-2 win in the third set to take the match (7-6,

0-6, 6-2) and win the meet. The Hawkeyes will go on the road for the first time this season against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State next weekend. “We are really grateful for this push today as we go

DAILYIOWAN.COM Morgan Johnson has stepped up her already considerable game during Iowa’s five-game winning streak; log on for the full story.

Big Ten standings (Conference, Overall) MEN Ohio State (9-3, 21-4) Michigan State (9-3, 20-5) Michigan (9-4, 19-7) Wisconsin (8-4, 19-6) Indiana (7-6, 19-6) Purdue (6-6, 16-9) Minnesota (5-7, 17-8) (5-7, 16-9) Illinois Northwestern (5-7, 15-9) Iowa (5-7, 13-12) Nebraska (3-10, 11-13) Penn State (3-10, 11-15) WOMEN Penn State (10-3, 20-5) Ohio State (9-3, 22-3) Purdue (9-3, 19-6) Nebraska (8-3, 19-4) Iowa (8-5, 16-10) Michigan (7-5, 18-7) Michigan State (7-5, 15-10) Minnesota (4-8, 12-14) Wisconsin (4-8, 8-16) (4-9, 10-16) Illinois Northwestern (3-9, 13-12) Indiana (0-12, 5-20)

into next weekend against two very good ranked teams,” Dougherty said. “It’s exactly what we needed — to see that higher level — and it gives us some things to work on during this short week.”


Gymnasts improve but finish 3rd Iowa’s team score rose for the third meet in a row, despite its third-place finish. By RYAN MURPHY

Iowa men’s gymnastics head coach JD Reive was hoping the team’s score would rise to 340.000 in its second home meet of the season. Such a score would have put the Hawkeyes in contention for victory. But his team fell short — the No. 12 Hawkeyes finished third behind No. 6 Minnesota and No. 11 Nebraska in a triangular meet in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Feb. 11. Still, Reive said he’s pleased with the score. The Hawkeyes’ score of 334.500 was 2 points behind Nebraska (336.500). The Gophers claimed first with a 340.000. “I’m pleased, but I’m not happy,” Reive said. “We could have gone higher; there were some things that fell apart that shouldn’t have, but we had some people step up.” The Hawkeye team score has increased from the previous event in each of Iowa’s four meets this year, progressing from the 316.800 the Hawkeyes posted at the Windy City Invitational to the 334.500 the team put up on Feb. 11. Hawkeye junior Brody Shemansky, who won the all-around competition with

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a career-best 82.500, said the team’s improvement in practice is becoming evident during competition. “We’re definitely stepping it up, and if we keep competing well, our scores are definitely going to keep going up,” he said. “I see a lot of what we do in practice showing up in the meets.” The Hawkeyes’ night reached its peak on parallel bars. The Hawkeyes scored a 57.600 on the event, the fifth-highest score on that apparatus in the nation thus far in 2012. Junior Javier Balboa — the No. 5 parallel bar competitor in the country — led the effort; his score of 14.800 tied for first with Minnesota’s Russell Dabritz, and Iowa freshman Mitchell Landau finished only 0.1 of a point behind the lead. The meet also marked the return of junior Matt McGrath, who had missed the Hawkeyes’ Jan. 28 contest against Illinois-Chicago after a knee scope. The Wheaton, Ill., native scored a 14.400 on the rings, tying for second place and only 0.1 of a point behind Minnesota’s Zack Chase. McGrath said he was fairly pleased with his first effort in three weeks. “It wasn’t too bad,” he said. “It could have gone a little bit better, but I have to start somewhere.” The Hawkeyes next meet comes on Feb. 26, when Iowa takes on No. 1 Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.

Iowa's Javier Balboa competes on the vault in the Hawkeyes’ triangular meet against Minnesota and Nebraska in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Feb. 11. Iowa finished third with a score of 334.500; Minnesota won the meet at 340.000. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley) Reive said the Hawkeyes need to treat every practice with the utmost importance to prepare for the nation’s best team. “We can wrap our heads around what we need to do on Monday through Friday; we not going to change it on Saturdays,” he said. “We

know what we have to do, we just have to get in, make the commitment, and do it.” “We need to take the good from today and move forward with that,” McGrath said. “We have to throw the bad things behind us and move forward with everything we did well today.”

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Wrestlers roll in regional

Hoopsters glide to fifth straight The Iowa women’s basketball team is on a roll after winning its fifth-straight game on Sunday. By MATT COZZI

Iowa senior Montell Marion takes a shot on Virginia Tech’s Zach Neibert during the National Duals regional in Hilton Coliseum on Sunday. Marion won the match by major decision, 13-2. (The Daily Iowan/Ricky Bahner)

Tony Ramos and Montell Marion make statements as Hawkeyes advance to the National Duals final round By SAM LOUWAGIE

AMES — Tony Ramos let it eat at him for more than six weeks. Ramos dropped a 6-4 overtime decision to Virginia Tech’s Devin Carter in the finals of the Midlands Tournament on Dec. 30. Immediately after the match, he looked at the team’s schedule in search of a potential rematch. He made sure to watch Carter’s matches,

Women’s hoops tourney tickets on sale Tickets for the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament will go on sale today at 10 a.m., the league office has announced. Fans can purchase either single-session or all-session tickets for the tournament, which will be held at Bankers Life Field House in Indianapolis on March 1-4. Single-session tickets vary in price between $10 and $16, depending on the session. The first round of the tournament is divided into two sessions (morning and evening of March 1), each featuring two games; each session is $10. The quarterfinals are divided into two sessions as well (morning and

Softball takes 3 of 5 The Iowa softball team kicked off its 2012 season against five teams at the Getterman Classic in Waco, Texas. The Hawkeyes went 3-2 on the Baylor campus. Iowa took on No. 7 Baylor, Arkansas, Belmont, Wichita State, and Texas-Arlington over the weekend. The Black and Gold fell to Baylor and Arkansas but rebounded and defeated Belmont and TexasArlington in back-to-back games. Iowa began the weekend with an 11-run rule win over Wichita State on Feb. 10. The Hawkeyes scored 11 runs in the first three innings and held on to close the game early after five frames. The Hawkeyes fell to Baylor, 4-0, later that evening, despite a complete game from sophomore pitcher Kayla Massey. But the pitching by Baylor AllAmerican hurler Whitney

studying how other opponents attacked the nation’s new top-ranked 133-pounder. Ramos got his rematch in the first of two dual-meet victories for the Hawkeyes on Sunday. And he made it count, snatching Carter’s legs for a key second-period takedown in an eventual 3-2 victory. It was the second time this season that Ramos has beaten a No. 1-ranked opponent. “From the moment we got done wrestling [on Dec. 30], I knew I blew that match,”

evening of March 2), and each costs $14. The semifinals will take place in session 5 on March 3 and cost $16 for two games; the championship game will also cost $16, and is scheduled for 3 p.m. on March 4. All-session tickets include a spot for each game and cost $70. The top four seeds in the tournament get a first-round bye and therefore don’t play until the third session of games. Iowa is ranked No. 5 in the conference, behind Purdue, Penn State, Ohio State, and Nebraska. The Hawkeyes (16-10, 8-5) have three games left in the regular season. Those interested in purchasing tickets for the tournament can do so through Ticketmaster or through the Bankers Life Field House box office. — by Seth Roberts

Canion was too much for Iowa’s cool bats to handle. The squad got a taste of being on the opposite end of a five-inning rule the following day when they faced the Razorbacks. Arkansas scored 9 runs in the first inning against the Hawkeyes. Iowa loaded the bases twice in the first inning but couldn’t capitalize on the juiced plates and lost, 10-2. Iowa finished the weekend with wins over Texas-Arlington and Belmont. Massey pitched a 4-hit shutout for the Black and Gold in a 1-0 win over TexasArlington. The squad then completed another five-inning win of the weekend when they beat the Bruins, 8-0. Iowa will travel to Tempe, Ariz., next weekend to compete in the Littlewood Classic. The Hawkeyes will begin the weekend when they face Illinois State on Friday. — by Ben Ross

Ramos said. “I knew that day we were going to wrestle Virginia Tech in the first match at National Duals, so I was getting ready for it. Waiting and waiting. It builds in you and eats at you. So when you finally get it to happen, it’s a good feeling.” Much of the team-related drama of the National Duals will wait until the final round next weekend; the No. 4 Hawkeyes beat up on a region without any other teams ranked in the top 12 on Sun-

day. Iowa pounded Virginia Tech, 31-3, in the regional semifinals and jumped out to a 22-7 lead after eight matches against Oregon State in the finals. The Hawkeyes dropped the last two matches of an already-clinched dual, winning 22-14. And so although the tournament is designed to promote team-oriented individual wrestling, matchups provided most of

It’s a brand-new season. The Iowa women’s basketball team seemed to be spinning out of control at the start of Big Ten play, but the Hawkeyes have stormed back, and they are now winners of five straight after defeating Michigan State on Sunday, 74-57, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa (16-10, 8-5 Big Ten) is now in fifth place in the conference and is undoubtedly back in the NCAA Tournament conversation. “It was extremely important [to win this game] and keep the momentum going,” senior guard Kamille Wahlin said. “Now, we’re on a fivegame winning streak, and we hope to keep that going. This Wahlin win will, hopefully, help us a guard lot.” Sunday’s contest went back and forth before Iowa pulled away. While there were no lead changes, Michigan State (15-10, 7-5) was within 5 points numerous times — especially early in the second half. But then the Hawkeyes pulled away with an 18-4 run and clamped down on Michigan State’s offense. The Spartans didn’t score for more than five minutes until Porsche Poole hit a lay-up with under three minutes to go. The outcome appeared to be clear already, though. Iowa was going to earn an important victory and pass Michigan State in the Big Ten standings. “We talked a lot about defense [at halftime] — how to defend better, how to rebound better,” head coach Lisa Bluder said. “Some-




Tennis Hawks hang on Iowa beat Iowa State in a hardfought meet, 4-3. By PATRICK MASON

The Iowa women’s tennis team grew up this weekend. The Hawkeyes demonstrated their grit and hung on to close out Iowa State in a 4-3 win in the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Center on Sunday. The young Iowa team (3-0) won all three doubles matches, extending its winning streak to 20 meets when sweeping the doubles point. “We work a ton on doubles and especially try to get off to fast starts,” head coach Katie Dougherty said. “It hasn’t happened yet, but it’s starting to, and today [Sunday] was probably the best doubles point yet.” However, Iowa State showed new life when the singles matches began. Iowa senior Sonja Molnar padded her untarnished singles record when she beat Maria Fernanda Macedo (6-1, 6-1) and increased the Hawkeyes’ team lead to 2-0. But while Molnar powered her way to victory, her teammates were losing. “Iowa State came to play;

Iowa’s Sonja Molnar reaches for a forehand on her way to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Iowa State’s Maria Fernanda Macedo at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Center on Sunday. Iowa beat the Cyclones, 4-3. (The Daily Iowan/Toan Nguyen) it really did,” Dougherty said. “Once we got that doubles point under our belt, in singles, Iowa State really came out firing and did a very good job.” Iowa State’s Tessa Lang and Jenna Langhorst downed the Hawkeyes’ Ellen Silver and Katie Zordani in straight sets at the No. 5 and No. 6 positions. Hawkeye freshman Shelby Talcott had to battle in the first set but beat Ksenia Pronina (7-5, 6-3). Iowa was leading, 3-2, and needed either Morven McCulloch or Christina

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Harazin to come through with the clinching win. Harazin had dropped her first set but battled back in a tight second frame to force a third. “I came out today and realized I wasn’t playing my best tennis,” she said. “I was down 4-1 in the second, and I just stuck with it and kept fighting. My big thing is to stay positive and to

keep swinging.” Harazin couldn’t hang on, though, and dropped the match (6-4, 5-7, 6-4). The meet was tied. McCulloch won her first set over Simona Cacciuttolo by means of a tiebreaker and lost the second without winning a game. But the freshman from Scotland stayed positive even when the momentum wasn’t on her side. “I really went for it on the tiebreaker, and I managed to get it — but the second set, all of that fell away. SEE TENNIS, 8

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