SAME OLD SONG The men’s basketball team suffers another close loss in familiar fashion.
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Recent Artist’s relatives: Keep Mural program cleans records POLLOCK CONTROVERSY
The full House appropriations committee is scheduled to debate the bill today. By ALISON SULLIVAN AND ARIANA WITT firstname.lastname@example.org
Last weekend, Jackson Pollock’s relatives gathered to discuss one of their distant cousin’s most famous paintings, deciding they wanted it to stay in Iowa. Fifty years ago, the woman who donated Mural to the University of Iowa Museum of Art made it clear she felt the same way. But neither have any claims to the $140 million work. Today, the Iowa House Appropriations Committee is set to discuss a controversial bill that would force the UI to sell the piece to fund scholarships for art students. However, if it passes the House, several state senators say it has little chance in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Correspondences between former UI administrators, art specialists, and Mural donor Peggy Guggenheim reveal that the university frequently considered selling the work throughout the 1960s, according to roughly 200 documents obtained by The Daily Iowan. SEE POLLOCK, 5A
Jackson Pollock’s famous Mural has been in the UI’s possession since 1951. The full Iowa House Appropriations Committee will take up debate today on whether to force the university to sell the painting.
Female wrestlers flex their skills
The program can remove PAULA and public intoxication charges from firsttime offenders’ records. By MICHELLE MCCONNAUGHEY email@example.com
Kaitlyn Carlson has long dreamed of becoming a teacher. But when police charged the University of Iowa freshman with possession of alcohol under the legal age, she thought she had lost her chance at entering the profession. “I thought everything I was working towards was going to be taken away,” said Carlson, 18.“I figured with a PAULA on my record, I’d never be hired as a teacher.” But after participating in the Johnson County Diversion Program, she Bal was able to get the offense attorney removed from her record. Johnson County started the program in July 2010 to help first-time marijuana offenders remove the offense from their criminal records. And with the success of the first program, the county started a second session in January aiming to remove PAULA and public-intoxication offenses from criminal records as well. Both programs are only available for first-time offenders, and officials say they’re a valuable resource for students. “This is a great benefit to students to get rid of convictions on their records,” said Greg Bal, the supervising attorney SEE DIVERSION, 5A
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West High freshman Jasmine Bailey, the team’s lone female wrestler, sits in the wrestling practice room in the Field House on Sunday. The freshman has had eight varsity victories, all against boys.
West High freshman Jasmine Bailey was rooting for the female wrestlers at the state tournament last week. By ALLIE JOHNSON firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifteen-year-old Jasmine Bailey flashed a toothy smile when she spoke about her wrestling match against a particular 103-pound male. The tiny West High freshman flipped the grappler from rival Waverly Shell Rock High School on his back in six seconds this season. “I think watching my team’s reaction on camera after was one of the best moments,” Jasmine said on Sunday in the Field House. Jasmine — West High’s lone female wrestler — has eight varsity victories, all
against boys. But of those wins, six were forfeits. So when Cassy Herkelman, a female freshman from Cedar Falls, advanced to the second round of the state wrestling tournament last week following a forfeit from a male wrestler, Jasmine was watching. “I was cheering for them the entire time,” Jasmine said about Herkelman and Megan Black, a sophomore female wrestler who was also in the tournament. “It inspired me.” This year marked the first time in Iowa history that a girl qualified for the state wrestling championship —
‘It’s unfortunate because then everyone loses on-mat time and experience ... It’s mostly their faith and beliefs that [make them] not want to enter a combat with a female.’ - Jasmine Bailey, a West High freshman and the team’s lone female wrestler, on male wrestlers foreiting to females
Journalism pioneer passes away The long-time editor served on The Daily Iowan’s board for more than two decades. By NINA EARNEST email@example.com
one of, if not the, most competive in the country — and two did so. But when Joel Northrup, a home-schooled sophomore who wrestles with Linn-Marr High in Marion, decided he would rather give up his chances at a state championship rather than wrestle Herkelman, it made national headlines. “As a matter of conscience and my faith, I do not believe
that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner,” Joel said in a statement. “It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most other high-school sports in Iowa.” The incident has caused controversy over girls’ place in wrestling — is it sexist to refuse to wrestle them or is SEE WRESTLER, 7A
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Most women working for the Cedar Rapids Gazette in 1957 wrote for the society and feature pages. But Phyllis Fleming covered hard news. Fleming, a longtime member of the Student Publications Inc. board, which oversees The Daily Iowan, died on Feb. 18 after a sixmonth battle with duodenal Fleming cancer. She was 75. Mary Sharp, a friend and died Feb. 18 coworker who knew Fleming for 16 years, said the editor was a pioneer for women in the journalism industry. SEE FLEMING, 5A
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Lawmaker wants civics test In a recent study, Iowa received an ‘F’ in knowledge of U.S. history. By KATIE HEINE firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Hoyland can swiftly list the three branches of government without much thought. And she said it’s only fair that all Americans can do the same. “[Some] people not born here know more than people who were,” the 15-yearold West High fresh- Taylor man said. teacher “T h a t ’ s messed up.” Hoyland and other Iowa high-school students may soon need to pass a civics exam to graduate. Newly proposed legislation would require all highschool students to pass an exam consisting of the same questions asked of people seeking United States citizenship. West High government teacher Gary Neuzil said he’s not too troubled about the idea. He gives his students the citizenship test
early in the semester, he said, and although the freshmen struggle, it shows students what they should know. The implementation of a state exam wouldn’t be an infringement on his curriculum, he said. “If we’re not already teaching these principles, then we’re not doing our job,” he said. The bill, proposed by Rep. Jeremy Taylor, RSioux City, passed a House subcommittee and is awaiting review by the Education Committee. Taylor, an English teacher at North High School in Sioux City, said he gave his students the civics exam after his wife became a naturalized citizen. The results were grim, he said — the majority of students failed. “It’s the core of what a citizen ought to know,” said Taylor, who said he was shocked by the results of his test. But according to a recent study, he shouldn’t be too surprised. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a nonprofit education organization, recent-
U.S. citizenship test Sample questions from the test: • What are the three branches of government? • How many stars are there on the US flag? • What country did we fight during the Revolution? • Who was the first president of the United States? • What do we call a change of the Constitution? Source: www.usimmigrationsupport.org
ly released an analysis of U.S. history standards across the nation. Iowa was one of 28 states to receive an F. South Carolina was the only state to receive straight As; the national average was a D. The study noted that while most states have academic standards in place, few have the structures to hold students accountable for achieving the standards. Taylor said it concerns him Iowa has no form of assessing student’s knowl-
edge aside from the Iowa Test of Educational Development. The proposed bill would act as a means for students to demonstrate that they possess basic knowledge. But it’s important to recognize this is a minimum of knowledge, it’s not all that will be taught, he said. Students could probably pass the civics test, said Melanie Gibbens, who teaches American history at City High, 1900 Morningside Drive. At that school, all student s ar e r equi r ed t o pass a 12-week nationalgovernment course and a 12-week state- and localgovernment course. “I would think that in the course of the 24 weeks, students would be able to pass,” she said. Regardless of the outcome, Taylor said, he’s happy t o us e t he pr opos ed l egi s l at i on as a conversation starter. “If this isn’t the one, I’m willing to look at others, but I’m not content with saying that what we have is working well,” he said.
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CORRECTIONS In the Feb. 17 article “Furniture project continues to give,” the DI incorrectly reported the agency that started the project. The Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity initiated the project. The DI regrets the error.
METRO Area man faces 4 charges Police arrested a Riverside man earlier this month after allegedly finding a variety of drugs and weapons in his vehicle. Ronald Weiland, 18, Riverside, was charged Feb. 2 with possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a toy gun. According to police, officers stopped Weiland’s vehicle on Oct. 3 for a traffic violation. Shortly after the stop, the report said a drug-detection dog notified officers of the presence of drugs in the car. When searching the vehicle, officers reportedly found marijuana, methamphetamine, a BB gun, brass knuckles, a knife, and a glass marijuana pipe, according to the complaint. Police also found approximately $3,300 cash, the report said. Possession of a controlled substance is a serious misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $1,875. Possession of drug parapherna-
lia is a simple misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $625. Carrying a toy gun is a violation of Iowa City code. — by Hayley Bruce
Man chargd with theft, forgery An Iowa City man was charged with theft after allegedly altering a money order from a University of Iowa Community Credit Union last month, a report said. Michael Dolezal, 37, 3929 W. Overlook Road, was charged Feb. 10 with second-degree theft, forgery, and conducting fraudulent practices. According to a police complaint, Dolezal passed an altered money order at a Cedar Rapids Hy-Vee store Jan. 13. After investigating, Iowa City police reported that they determined the original money order from the credit union was made out for $1. The report said officials believe Dolezal later changed the order to $1,200. Once he retrieved the $1,200 in cash, the report said, he fled and has not been seen or heard
from since. Second-degree theft, forgery, and second-degree fraudulent practice are all Class D felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $7,500. — by Hayley Bruce
City offices celebrate President’s Day
enforced and ramp parking will be charged. Refuse, recycling, and yard waste will not be collected today. Residents who normally have Monday collection must have their refuse, recycling, and yard waste to the curb by 7 a.m. Tuesday. — by Sam Lane
Groundwater OK at ash quarry
A number of city offices will be closed today because of President’s Day. According to an Iowa City press release, the Senior Center, the Landfill and Recycling Center, and the Animal Care and Adoption Center will be closed. Also, offices at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center and the Mercer Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gymnasium will be closed, but the buildings and pools at the two locations will remain open for their regular hours. The Iowa City Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Iowa City buses will operate regular hours and normal schedule, parking meters will be
Groundwater testing of a quarry where the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa deposit coal and biomass ash showed levels safely below state and federal standards, according to a press release. Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants of West Des Moines conducted statistical analyses of samples taken from five wells every month from February 2010 until last month. The firm found no groundwaterprotection standards were exceeded at a statistically significant level, according to the release. — by Sam Lane
Seferina Guzman, 24, 919 Longfellow Plaza, was charged Feb. 17 with second-degree theft. Kathy Haddan, 19, 522 N. Clinton St., was charged Feb. 18 with PAULA. Cody Heaberlin, 22, Rowan, Iowa, was charged Feb. 18 with public intoxication. Donald Helling, 21, 409 S. Dodge St. Apt. 4, was charged Feb. 19 with keeping a disorderly house. Mark Hogan, 18, N115 Currier, was charged Feb. 18 with PAULA and unlawful use of an authentic driver’s license/ID. Hazem Karim, 22, Coralville, was charged Feb. 19 with driving while revoked. Joseph Lewis, 19, 2122 Quadrangle, was charged Feb. 18 with public urination, interference with official acts, and public intoxication and was charged Feb. 20 with public intoxication. James Mannos, 20, 333 S. Gilbert St. Apt. 2114, was charged Feb. 18 with public intoxication and PAULA. Brady Manriquez, 24, 30 Valley Ave. Apt. 11, was charged Feb. 19 with OWI. McClelland, Ashley 23, Coralville, was charged Sunday with violating a no-contact order. David Munz, 61, address unknown, was charged Feb. 17 with fifth-degree theft. Braulio Ortiz, 29, 2020 Broadway Apt. B, was charged Sunday with OWI. Kyle Rachal, 19, Bloomingdale, Ill., was charged Sunday with
interference with official acts, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. Cody Rank, 21, DeKalb, Ill., was charged Feb. 18 with OWI. Max Rotchadl, 21, Mankato, Minn., was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Vaughn Russell, 18, Oak Park, Ill., was charged Feb. 19 with OWI and possession of drug paraphernalia. Christopher Schillig, 35, North Liberty, was charged Feb. 18 with OWI. Sean Secora, 19, 426 S. Johnson St. Apt. G, was charged Feb. 18 with presence in a bar after hours and PAULA. Joshua Spain, 23, Polk City, Iowa, was charged Sunday with public intoxication and interference with official acts. Koni Steele, 42, 313 W. Benton St., was charged with child endangerment. Ruppert Spinks, 26, 4591 Sand Road, was charged Feb. 16 with driving with a suspended/canceled license. Bryan Sullivan, 27, 1059 W. Benton St. Apt. 12, was charged Feb. 18 with OWI. Brittany Tinkle, 19, address unknown, was charged Feb. 17 with criminal trespass. Stanley Wentland, 19, Machesney Park, Ill., was charged Feb. 19 with presence in a bar after hours. Adam Woodin, 20, Laurens, Iowa, was charged Feb. 18 with possession of a canceled, suspended, or altered driver’s license.
BLOTTER Ely Apor, 23, Coralville, was charged Feb. 19 with public intoxication. Justin Bakke, 24, 2780 Irving Ave., was charged Sunday with public intoxication and criminal trespass. David Barkela, 23, Clear Lake, Iowa, was charged Feb. 19 with OWI. Nolan Block, 19, Ponca, Neb., was charged Feb. 19 with presence in a bar after hours. Daniel Blum, 23, Ames, was charged Feb. 18 with public intoxication. Thomas Burdakin, 21, 101 Hawkridge Drive Apt. 1212, was charged Sunday with fourthdegree criminal mischief and public intoxication. Cristian Castanon, 20, Toledo, Iowa, was charged Sunday with obstruction, presence in a bar after hours, and possession of a fake driver’s license/ID. Peter Chalik, 20, West Des Moines, was charged Feb. 19 with PAULA. Dominique Conway, 24, 409 S. Dodge St. Apt. 4, was charged Feb. 19 with keeping a disorderly house. Drew Corey, 21, Lake Villa, Ill., was charged Feb. 18 with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and drug tax-stamp violation. Torrence Crawford, 19, Coralville, was charged Feb. 18 with possession of marijuana and OWI. William Crowley, 20, Orland Park, Ill., was charged Feb. 19 with PAULA.
Michael Davalle, 20, 215 E. Prentiss St., was charged Feb. 18 with public intoxication. Leah Degrazia, 19, 640 S. Van Buren St. Apt. 6, was charged Feb. 19 with PAULA and presence in a bar after hours. Alissa Doling, 20, 804 Iowa Ave., was charged Feb. 18 with presence in a bar after hours. Steven Fiorella, 18, Chicago, was charged Feb. 19 with public intoxication. John Foley, 21, 301 E. Burlington St. Apt. 1534, was charged Feb. 19 with assault on emergency personnel, assault causing injury, disorderly conduct, interference with official acts, and public intoxication. Tanner Gage, 20, 420 S. Van Buren St. Apt. 2, was charged Feb. 19 with presence in a bar after hours. Tyler Garcia, 20, 400 N. Riverside Drive N 205, was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Robert Gatewood, 22, 2073 Kountry Lane Apt. 4, was charged Feb. 13 with public intoxication. Jesse Genus, 19, 1221 Moses Bloom Lane, was charged Feb. 18 with possession of drug paraphernalia, drug tax-stamp violation, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Andrew Green, 19, 4130 Burge, was charged Feb. 19 with presence in a bar after hours. Brian Greenwood, 21, Peosta, Iowa, was charged Feb. 19 with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and littering.
1. Guns now banned on county property 2. Development plan released for Southeast Side 3. Iowa wrestlers prep for Gophers 4. Men’s hoops fall short in Evanston 5. Panel votes to sell Pollock painting despite UI pleas
NATION Official: U.S. must protect satellites WASHINGTON — The U.S. military needs to better protect its satellites and strengthen its ability to use them as weapons as the uncharted battlefield of space becomes increasingly crowded and dangerous, Pentagon leaders say. A new military strategy for space calls for greater cooperation with other nations on space-based programs to improve America’s ability to deter enemies. “It’s a domain, like air land and sea,” said Gen. Kevin Chilton, who headed U.S. Strategic Command until he retired recently. The U.S., he said, needs to make sure that it protects and maintains the battlefield capabilities it gets from space-based assets, including global positioning data, missile warning system information, and communications with fighters or unmanned drones.
As the U.S. and other countries depend more on their satellites for critical data, those assets become greater targets for enemies.
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On Schintler’s list: U.S. Open bowling Phil Schintler also coaches at Colonial Lanes and was a three-year bowler at Iowa. By BEN WOLFSON email@example.com
Phil Schintler holds his bowling ball close enough that it touches his face. Dressed in a black Iowa polo and black jeans, the man slowly winds up and releases the ball. The blackand-gold-flaked ball slowly begins its rotation, spinning down the lane toward the pins, while Schintler holds his release, his arm extended outwards. He has been an avid bowler since first partaking in league play in 1974. The 45-year-old sergeant with the Johnson County Sheriff ’s Office was originally drawn to the sport while watching the Professional Bowlers Tour on TV on Saturday mornings. Now, after battling back from numerous injuries, he is faced with a tremendous opportunity — a chance to compete in the U.S. Open on the Professional Bowlers Tour in New Brunswick, N.J., today through Feb. 27. Schintler also competed in the 2004 Masters, the only other tournament besides the U.S. Open that allows amateurs to qualify, but in 2005 he had his entire shoulder replaced because of a non-malignant tumor. He figures his shoulder injury happened from bowling close to 50,000 games in his lifetime. During his college bowling career at Iowa from 19841987, he bowled upwards of 125 games per week. His mindset never changed after the injury and throughout physical therapy. “[Phil] wanted to get [his shoulder] fixed right away, and he was determined to do all he had to do,” Schintler’s wife, Michele, said. “I’m just really proud of him.”
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‘You just never accept where you’re at and be satisfied with it, because once you do that, anything you do beyond that is luck. You always try to better yourself because someone else is always out there waiting for you.’ — bowler Phil Schintler Now, he is in the midst of a career year in bowling, and he averages more than 225 in two separate leagues. “You just never accept where you’re at and be satisfied with it, because once you do that, anything you do beyond that is luck,” Schintler said. “You always try to better yourself because someone else is always out there waiting for you.” In addition to competing in bowling, he is taking online classes through Grand Canyon University, a Division-III Christian school in Arizona to obtain a master’s in education.
METRO Officials warn about fake inspector Johnson County Public Health has issued a warning of a phony health inspector targeting Iowa food establishments, a press release said. According to the release, the caller claims to be with the Health Department and tells establishments his agency has received a complaint. Then, the individual asks for personal information over the phone, according to the release. Johnson County Public Health Director Doug Beardsley said Johnson County food-protection staff always identify themselvs and carry identification, and they never ask for personal infromation over the phone. The release suggests food operators who believe they have been contacted by such an individual contact their local police about the potential scam. — by Hayley Bruce
3 juveniles charged in vandalism Iowa City police have charged three juveniles following a vandalism surge over the past four months, according to a press release.
The three Iowa City residents have been charged with firstdegree criminal mischief, the release said. The development comes after many reported almost 70 cases of criminal mischief between November 2010 and Feb. 7. The release said complaints first began in October and varied from smashed pumpkins to vehicle, garage, and light post damages. On Feb. 5, a resident took down the license plate of a car leaving an area in which other vehicles had been damaged in a West Side neighborhood, the release said. Once officers contacted the juveniles connected to the car, the report said, and the three young men took responsibility for a majority of the damages, which began Oct. 31, 2010, on the East Side. Officers believe these juveniles are only responsible for the Feb. 5 incidents on the West Side. The defendants told police a baseball bat was used to cause the damage. First-degree criminal mischief is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $1,000. — by Hayley Bruce
NATION Bahrain opposition eyes talks MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain’s opposition leaders gathered Sunday to examine offers for talks by Bahrain’s rulers after nearly a week of protests and deadly clashes that have sharply divided the strategic Gulf nation. The streets in the tiny island kingdom were calmer as efforts shifted toward possible political
haggling over demands for the monarchy to give up its nearabsolute control over key policies and positions. But bitterness and tensions still run deep after seesaw battles that included riot police opening fire on protesters trying to reclaim a landmark square and then pulling back to allow them to occupy the site. At least seven people have been killed and hundreds injured since the Arab wave for change reached the Gulf on Feb. 14.
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Phil Schintler prepares to send his bowling ball down the lane during a practice at Colonial Lanes on Feb. 19. Schintler has been playing in leagues since 1974. He will compete in the U.S. Open in New Jersey beginning today.
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After retiring from the Sheriff ’s Office, Schintler will use the degree to teach government and social studies at the highschool level, where he also wants to coach baseball and wrestling. Since 1999, Schintler has coached in Colonial Lanes’ youth bowling league on Saturday mornings, and he also coached the City High Little Hawk bowling team from 2002-07. “It’s good where you can coach a sport where size doesn’t matter as far as when you bowl,” he said. “Now that Iowa has bowling as a high-school sport, we have the majority of the high-school bowlers here on Saturday mornings.” The U.S. Open atmosphere is sure to be different from the quiet con-
fines he experiences in the early morning hours at Colonial Lanes. A total of 500 men will arrive, but the field will be trimmed to 64 after qualifying rounds.
“[Phil] is going up against the best bowlers in the world, and that’s an exciting thing,” said Schintler’s coach, Alan Zaback. “My goal is for myself when working with
Phil is to giving him positive affirmations, be relaxed … “Staying focused and having fun with it are important keys to him to have a chance.”
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WHAT ROLE SHOULD UNIONS PLAY IN AMERICAN POLITICS? Read today’s column and e-mail us at:
Stop the unions (well … sort of)
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Is the subcommittee approval of an abortion ban worthy of concern?
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It may only be past subcommittee — which is the legislative equivalent of merely submitting a résumé — but Iowans shouldn’t rest easy. Approved by two out of three members of a House Human Resources subcommittee, House File 153, which defines human life as beginning at conception, will probably not pass into law. However, it’s still a chilling example of the recent attempts to clamp down on abortion rights in Iowa and across the nation. Between attempts to exclude certain abortions from federal coverage by redefining rape (thankfully stifled by vociferous backlash) and the U.S. Houseapproved measure to prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding, anti-abortion sentiment has hit a feverish pitch. Even if the more outrageous bills fail, their sheer consideration indicates a political landscape hostile to abortion rights. A cursory glance at the Iowa House of Representatives bears this out. Even though he has yet to overtly support the universal ban, House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, has encouraged lawmakers to swiftly pass a ban on late-term abortions (excepting those necessary to save the life of the mother). This ban continues to languish in subcommittee, as the members who forwarded the personhood bill believe that the late-term ban would sanction earlier abortions — a terrifying indication of how far to the anti-abortion side the congressional discourse has shifted. While the Democrat-dominated Senate may quash large-scale restrictions of abortion access, repeated attempts to force the matter are disconcerting. As legislative sentiment slides to the right, smaller infringements on reproductive rights seem almost innocuous. In his most prominent work, What’s the Matter with Kansas?, historian Thomas Frank espouses the notion that the right wing uses “culture war” fixations (such as gay marriage and abortion) to bring out voters, even though these issues remain fundamentally static. Abortion bans will never succeed, Frank argues, and the abortion debate only ensures that social conservatives will elect their brethren to pass fiscally conservative laws. As cynical as that may be, I hope he’s right. This bill’s very existence is extremely unsettling. — Shay O’Reilly
No need to worry; it’s just two people. An Iowa House subcommittee, armed with infinite wisdom and a nonexistent and exhaustive list of accomplishments in the field of theological science, passed House File 153, which declares that human life begins at conception (Note: Conception was a vital part of my upbringing; the memories made in that womb will forever be a geyser of inspiration). By anyone’s standards, this has about as much of a chance of passing into law as President Obama’s inevitable campaign for kingship. Keep in mind that the legislators responsible for this bill really put the “sub” in “subcommittee” — there are only three people total. That means that if any two of them come to any scholarly conclusion that, say, Dora the Explorer is an anchor baby parasite that needs to be deported, their declarations will make national headlines and provide local opinion writers something to write about other than the prospective corn yield. But nothing will come of it. If you’re worried that Iowa is so (I regret to use the word) conservative (how stigmatized can an ideology get?) that it would actually consider branding abortions and miscarriages as murder, let me help to put your mind at ease. Iowa is actually quite liberal, despite our persistent caricatures from the rest of the country. I mean, we have a Democratic majority in the state Senate, bluestate designation in five of the last six elections, and Studio 13. Compared with Montana and South Dakota, two states that have voted down similar proposed legislation, we’re basically Amsterdam. What’s more concerning is that these two legislators either legitimately believe this has the slightest chance of passing or are consciously wasting everyone’s time. But as far as the potential for concrete consequences of House File 153, there won’t be much. Just try not to encourage these two. — Chris Steinke . Your turn. Is the subcommittee’s approval of an abortion ban worthy of concern? Weigh in at dailyiowan.com.
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A modest (and Mural-preserving) proposal When times were tough in Britain (during the potato famine in Ireland), Jonathan Swift wrote a beautiful, thoughtful essay titled “A Modest Proposal.” Fine piece of writing. No doubt you’ve heard of it. Probably read it. If you haven’t, you should. In it, Swift argued that if Parliament wasn’t going to help the Irish — because, after all, times were tough all over and lawmakers didn’t want to set a bad precedent — there was a way that Parliament could turn tough times into a moneymaking proposition (hint: It involves rather unconventional comestibles). Jackson Pollock’s Mural is owned by the Museum of Art at the University of Iowa. A gift from Peggy Guggenheim to the School of Art and Art History, it’s probably the single most valuable thing in the entire state. Because of that, and because times are bad, some Iowa legislators think it’s time to sell. I have an idea. Here’s my own “modest proposal” that would help Iowa legislators and the state of Iowa turn a quick and easy dollar or two in the middle of this economic down-
turn. They won’t even have to sell Mural to do it. The state owns a lot of land, right? Why not strip off and sell the topsoil of a few hundred thousand acres? Not all of it, mind you. Just a state park or two. How about the Loess Hills? Would Iowa be any the “loess” with one or two “less” [sic] of them? I know a lot of people around the country and the world who would jump at the chance to have a backyard full of certified Iowa topsoil for their own. The stuff is lying around everywhere, after all. Iowa is “filthy” with it. And with the trees and all of that other stuff that would be left over, they could sell mulch. Just an idea. Dan Knight UI staff
Adding to organ story I want to clarify two points from a DI article from Feb. 16 about organ transplants at UIHC. There are two large referral sources for patients who require evaluations for liver transplants in the Des Moines area. Physicians at the Iowa Digestive Disease Center have supported the growth of our transplant program through referrals and by providing welcomed feedback for many years. We work closely with them and subsequently see many patients from the Des Moines area. The
other source chooses not to refer their patients to us, which is certainly a prerogative. This brings me to the second point. Despite claims to the contrary, after visiting with patients who seek us out after being referred elsewhere, I have concluded that some patients are not given the option up front to choose UIHC for livertransplant evaluation. I bring your attention to the article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette earlier last week regarding the immense cost to Wellmark when patients are sent out of state for their health care for evidence of the effect of these decisions. Alan Reed, M.D. director, UI Organ Transplant Center
Disco Dolls displayed sickening sexual violence When I walked in to the Bijou to watch Disco Dolls in Hot Skin, I was not prepared for the level of violence that I was about to witness. There were two murder scenes. During one murder, one of the characters drowned a young woman while still having sex with her. During the second murder scene, he forced another young woman to perform oral sex on him before stabbing her in the stomach. I could tell based on the looks on my fellow moviegoers’ faces that I
wasn’t the only one in shock in that theater. For those of you who have written to The Daily Iowan supporting this movie, if you want to argue that porn has no negative effects on the viewer, fine. Argue that. But it frustrates me that all of the opinions I have read about Disco Dolls come from individuals who hadn’t even seen the movie. Don’t pretend you know what you’re talking about when you don’t. Don’t defend something you haven’t even witnessed. Most of all, what frustrates me is that all of you who have written to the DI fail to provide scientific evidence supporting your viewpoints to the readers. Moral arguments aside, there have been countless studies done that show that violent porn is incredibly harmful to the viewer, not to mention her or his significant other. I can cite studies done by Garcia (1986), Linz (1989), Padget, Brislin, and Neal (1989), Norris (1991), and countless others. Sexualized violence has negative effects on the viewer, no matter how you look at it. And, as for the Bijou: If it intends to have a porn viewing next year, reconsider showing Disco Dolls. Next time, pick a movie that shows the women being just as willing as the men. Kathleen Jensen UI student
Barry Goldwater and I don’t agree on much. Goldwater, a former Arizona senator and lion of the political right, favored a muscular, bellicose foreign policy, opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and supported slashing the social safety net. But, as Wisconsin public employees resist GOP attempts to curtail their collective bargaining rights, I’d like to highlight one thing the late senator and I agree upon: the undue influence of unions and corporations in elections and, thus, the political process. This isn’t to say government workers shouldn’t be unionized (or have the inviolate right to collectively bargain). As the son of two public-employee union members, I’ve been the benefactor of the increased economic security commensurate with union membership. And it’s been heartening to watch Wisconsin workers and their supporters turn out en masse against Gov. Scott Walker’s abhorrent proposal. Too often, organized labor is denigrated and held in disrepute; Wisconsin workers’ principled stand has been inspiring. While detractors are right to point out the inherent difference between public and private unions, the employer-employee dynamic exists in government workplaces as well; unions are one of the main rectifiers of that power imbalance. But back to Goldwater. The 1964 presidential hopeful wrote in his classic treatise The Conscience of a Conservative: “In order to achieve the widest possible distribution of political power, financial contributions to political campaigns should be made by individuals and individuals alone.” Goldwater’s proposal would be difficult to enact, both politically and constitutionally. Democrats and Republicans wouldn’t want to dam their respective money streams, and such a change would likely require a constitutional amendment (UI law Professor Randall Bezanson confirmed as much via e-mail). Seemingly insuperable hurdles aside, though, banning corporate and union election spending would be a boon for the political process — both for substantive and optic reasons.
As a rule, power should be diffuse; concentrations of power undermine individuals’ agency and, consequently, democratic citizenship. When weighty economic groups enter the electoral process, they often do just this. In addition, constricting labor unions and corporations would allow lawmakers to make decisions based on their conception of the public good — not because of the financial cudgels of unions and corporations. The paradigmatic example of public-interest perversion is the role of prison-guard unions in perpetuating the mass incarceration status quo. Organized labor has every right to fight for better working conditions, pay, and a more democratic workplace. But their sometimes-narrow political interests (in this case, supporting inhumane policies that bolster prison expansion) shouldn’t be confused with the public interest. And then there’s the appearance of corruption. Sure, Democrats are influenced by union money. It’s a lot of money, after all: Five of the 10 highest contributors since 1989 are unions, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. AFSCME alone contributed more than $43 million over that stretch, the lion’s share of which went to Democrats. But doesn’t Democrats’ ideological affinity with unions predispose them to support many unionbacked policies already? Most Democrats support prounion policies because they’re, well, pro-union. In this sense, then, barring union contributions would remove the appearance of outsized influence and would only enhance the probity of labor. No longer could critics charge that Democratic politicians were unduly affected by union contributions. The public might then be more apt to support pro-union policies, free of the taint of perceived corruption. Maybe then, for example, they’d reject Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s antiunion agenda (or even favor changing Iowa’s “right to work” status). Many fellow union supporters would likely upbraid me for getting behind such a proposal. And, with declining membership and constant rear-guard attacks, I wouldn’t necessarily fault them. But Goldwater-esque campaign finance reform could be beneficial — both for organized labor and the larger public.
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“Every woman in any newsroom today owes tremendous debt to women like Phyllis, who came into these all-male newsrooms and successfully worked and competed with the guys,” Sharp said. The Stuart, Iowa, native left behind a legacy as a fair and respected editor. “She was a d e v o t e d reader, a devoted traveler, a devoted journalist, and a devoted friend,” said Shirley Ruedy, a retired reporter and columnist for t h e Ce d ar Rap i d s newspaper. Fleming’s decision to enter journalism led her to the University of Iowa, where she worked in various positions for The Daily Iowan. An advocate for student journalists, she stayed involved with the DI until her death by serving on the Student Publications Inc. board for 23 years. “Phyllis came on our board, and from that day on, we were better because of her wisdom and common sense,” said William Casey, the DI publisher. After a brief turn in a journalism position in Billings, Mont., Fleming returned to Iowa in 1957 to take a job as the assistant state editor for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. She stayed at the Cedar Rapids newspaper for the next 45 years, taking on several editing positions. Lyle Muller, current editor of the Gazette, said Fleming interviewed him for a Johnson County bureau chief position 24 years ago to this week. He said she was very direct and no-nonsense. Muller said it took him time to become accustomed to her all-business nature, but he said he learned she was a reporter’s biggest supporter. “If you were questioned
DIVERSION CONTINUED FROM 1A for the UI Student Legal Services. Bal said everyone who has come into his office and qualified for the program has taken advantage of it. The programs must be completed within 120 days of signing up and require a substance-abuse evaluation and a court cost of $100. Despite the process, Bal said it is the only way to get a PAULA removed and is “a big opportunity.” Too often, he said, students don’t know they have options and plead guilty without getting any advice. “As a general rule, you should never plead guilty until you come talk to Student Legal Services first,” he said. Some students at the UI said they weren’t aware of any other options. “I had never heard of either of these programs,” said UI freshman Jake Newman. “I think it’s a good idea though because people make mistakes and should be given a second chance.” Johnson County prosecutor Janet Lyness said the programs were started
Phyllis Fleming The respected reporter and editor enjoyed several activities: • Loved to travel, to Ireland in particular • Watching the Hawkeye women’s basketball team • Hancher events • The symphony • Reading Source: Mary Sharp and Shirley Ruedy
by her about a story, you knew it needed work,” Muller said. “When she told you this works, that’s a good story.” Fleming retired in 2002 as the paper’s deputy managing editor. Ruedy — who was with Fleming, her friend of 52 years, when she passed away — said she responded to her cancer diagnosis in August 2010 in a calm, “very Phyllis” manner. Fleming was inducted into the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication Hall of Fame for her accomplishments on Jan. 27. Organizers moved up the ceremony from April in order to ensure Fleming would be able to attend. David Perlmutter, the director of the UI journalism school, said Fleming always looked out for the best interests of the students. “She told the truth as she saw it, but you could tell she thought about something before she spoke on it,” Perlmutter said. “Almost always, she was right.” Muller said more than two dozen editors have read his journalistic work. But no one compared with Fleming — his best editor. “I never worried about a story that Phyllis edited,” Muller said. “Because I knew at the end it was going to be the best it could be.”
Diversion programs Requirements to complete the alcohol and marijuana diversion programs • Substance-abuse evaluation • A urine analysis • Complete a substanceabuse class • Pay the court cost of $100 Source: Greg Bal, University of Iowa Student Legal Services
with the help volunteers from the Citizens Lawyer Program at the UI law school. Since the start of the marijuana program July 1, 100 people have signed up, and 16 have successfully completed the program. The alcohol program started Jan. 18 and nine people have participated in the program so far. Lyness said with the steady increase in people signing up for the programs, it could also benefit Johnson County attorneys. “It is my hope for our attorneys to be able to focus on major offenses,” Lyness said. But she said the main idea is to help students and give them a second chance. “I also hope that once people are through this program they stay out of the justice system,” Lyness said.
NATION Egyptian banks reopen CAIRO — Banks across Egypt have reopened after an almost weeklong closure triggered by massive strikes and protests in public sector financial institutions. Egyptian lined up early Sunday morning, waiting for their first chance to conduct their business since the banks closed a week earlier on order from the Central Bank. Labor unrest that surged exponentially in the days after the
popular uprising that unseated Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 12 have battered an already bruised Egyptian economy. The banks’ closure, however, added a new layer to the troubles, with bankers and economists concerned that it would further undercut investor confidence in the country. The government estimates Egypt lost about $1.7 billion in revenue, over half of which was in the vital tourism sector. — Associated Press
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But Guggenheim was outwardly against the idea, her letters show. And some of Pollock’s relatives say they hope her desires are honored. “Peggy [Guggenheim] didn’t want to see it go anywhere, and I’d like to see her wishes upheld,” said Leigh Kelley, a third cousin of the artist. “It’s nice to have the work in Iowa because there are still so many Pollocks in the state.” Guggenheim was Pollock’s greatest patron, taking a chance on a still-unknown artist when she funded much of his work and commissioned Mural. Guggenheim originally gave the piece to the UI in 1951 because she had no more space, and Mural went on display in the Main Library. In 1961, Guggenheim wrote to the UI after hearing the university had another Pollock painting of hers, Portrait of H.M., and expressed interest in trading a different piece of art for the Mural. The trade never occurred, and instead, talk of selling the painting surfaced one year later among UI officials — the money would have gone to fund scholarships and art supplies. But Guggenheim made it clear she did not want the painting sold, asking for the painting back several times. “If this is true, it is extremely unpleasant for me that you should sell my gift when there are so many museums in the world who would be
Mural Main correspondents in the Guggenheim letters from 1948 to 1974: • Frank Seiberling, head of the UI art school • Spencer Samuels, art consultant • Clifford Davis, UI law professor • Virgil Hancher, UI president • Peggy Guggenheim Source: Guggenheim letter
delighted to own this wonderful painting,” Guggenheim wrote in 1963. Former UI President Virgil Hancher assured Guggenheim that selling was never an intention and noted that the university was looking into building an art museum. Around that time, UI officials were so concerned regarding Guggenheim’s behavior toward the painting that they sought legal advice from a UI law professor regarding the legality of her suggested attempts at reclaiming the gift Sean O’Harrow, the director of the UI Art Museum, said more than 90 percent of the works in the museum were gifts, and donors have expressed concern about the future of their own donations after recent events. “[Reputation] takes years, decades, to build, and a matter of days to destroy,” he said. Though Jackson Pollock was born in Wyoming, many of his relatives remain in southern Iowa. Kelley said her grandfather, Lynn Pollock, who lived in Mount Ayr, Iowa, was Jackson Pollock’s immediate cousin. Kelley’s great aunt and uncle adopted Jackson’s
father, born LeRoy McCoy, after his parents died. LeRoy and his wife, Stella, graduated from Tingley High School in Iowa in 1895, said Kelley, who lives in Virginia. Linda Dolecheck still remembers the day she stumbled across a book about Jackson Pollock in her art class at Mount Ayr High. Born under the name Pollock, Dolecheck said she’d always wondered if she was linked to the famed painter. “My mother would always say we weren’t related,” said Dolecheck, 35. “I think everyone hopes they have some kind of relation to a wellknown person.” But last week, she discovered her mother was wrong — the famed artist is her third-cousin. And Jackson Pollock’s parents grew up about 20 minutes from her hometown. Now, she said, she’s attached to the idea of the painting remaining with the UI. “I’d like to see it stay with the university,” Dolecheck said. “It would be a shame to see it sold.” Mural’s cultural importance to Iowa, along with the large numbers of relatives living in the state, are important reasons for the painting to stay at the UI Museum of Art, said Henry Adams, a professor of art history at Case Western the Reserve University and a Pollock expert. “If you take away the culture of the region, there’s not much reason to go there,” Adams said. Rep. Ralph Watts, RAdel, who voted in favor of the bill while it was in
subcommitee, said he respects the opinions of Pollock’s family but thinks Iowa legislators need to ensure state institutions are doing everything to properly fund the education of students. “It’s a discussion that really is outside the art community,” Watts said. “Funding may be part of the larger discussion with the painting in the middle.” Rep. Dave Jacoby, DCoralville, said he feels the proposal’s intentions are geared toward making institutions consider how they use state funds and doesn’t believe the bill will get far. “They’re trying to make a point,” Jacoby said, adding he doesn’t know of any attempts by either Pollock or Guggenheim family members to obtain the painting. The Iowa Pollocks have never inherited any of Jackson Pollock’s pieces, Kelley said, and have no legal rights to his paintings. Still, “It’s wrong to sell the art like this,” said James Pollock, Kelley’s father. “It was a gift, and that fact is not something that should be taken lightly.” Karole Vail, Guggenheim’s granddaughter, declined to comment on Sunday. Adams said within the art world, the matter is “abhorrent.” “I think the irony of this is that this is being presented as a sort of conservative move,” Adams said. “But it’s much more like the things the communists did when they took over Russia and took away property from people.”
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House bill targets female health care Some legislators say the move is primarily meant to reduce budget costs. By RYAN COLE email@example.com
More than 50,000 Iowa women could soon see an increase in the cost of reproductive health care. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Feb. 18 that would eliminate federal funding for femalespecific health-care organizations nationwide, including Planned Parenthood, which receives $1 million out of the $4 million the Title X Family Planning program gives to Iowa. Title X, enacted in 1970 as part of the Public Health Service Act, provides funding for family planning and preventative health services and gives priority to lowincome families, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding it provides to Iowa reduces fees for cancer screening and treatment, annual health exams, and birth control. None of the money goes toward funding abortions, said Jill June, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. “[The bill] hurts women by denying them access to affordable health care,” she said. The organization provides services to residents in 86 Iowa counties as well as some in Nebraska and Illinois. June said 98 percent of the program’s operations revolve around health-care provision and prevention of unwanted pregnancies. Low-income women are the prime beneficiaries of the federal funding, she said. “Planned Parenthood does more than any other
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Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, addresses the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The House of Representatives passed a bill Feb. 18 that would eliminate federal funding for female-specific health-care organizations nationwide, including Planned Parenthood. absolutely ideological.” A 2010 University of Planned Iowa study found for every Parenthood $1 invested in family-planAffected services include: ning services, the govern• Breast- and cervical-cancer ment saves more than $3 in screenings and treatment public funding, which might • HIV testing be spent on welfare assis• Family planning and birth tance, medical assistance, control and vaccines for children. Congress is also explorSource: Jill June, president and CEO Planned Parenthood of the Heartland ing cuts to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants organization in the country and Children. The program to encourage the use of provides nutritional food contraception,” June said. and information to lowEliminating funding income families. would could lead to more Rep. Dave Jacoby, Dunplanned pregnancies, Coralville, said he was she said, ultimately result- perturbed by the bill’s ing in an increased number i n c o n s i s t e n c y i n t h i s of abortions. larger context. Some Iowa legislators “If you cut back on said the bill was a manifes- Planned Parenthood, then tation of state and federal you’d better help out quite government’s attempts to a bit with [the Special trim the budget. “A lot of states … are Supplemental Nutrition having some financial diffi- Program for Women, culties,” said Sen. Shawn Infants and Children],” he Hamerlinck, R-Dixon. “You said. “We want families to have to cut somewhere be healthy and see that because the size of govern- life is valuable.” The bill now moves to the ment can’t sustain itself.” But June said the move U.S. Senate, but June said had more to do with ethics. she will continue to resist “This isn’t about saving the legislation. “We’re going to fight this money; this isn’t about the budget,” she said. “It’s tooth and nail,” she said.
Wis. labor fight continues By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republicans on Sunday upped the pressure on Democrats who fled to Illinois to return home and vote on an anti-union bill, with the governor calling them obstructionists and a GOP lawmaker threatening to convene without them. Gov. Scott Walker said the 14 minority Democrats who left Madison on Thursday were failing to do their jobs by “hiding out” in another state. And Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said his chamber would meet Tuesday to act on nonspending bills and confirm some of the governor’s appointees even if the Democrats don’t show up — a scenario that should outrage their constituents. Senate Democrats acknowledged that the 19 Republicans could pass any item that doesn’t spend state money in their absence. The budget-repair bill they have been blocking requires a quorum of 20 senators to pass; other measures require only a simple majority of the chamber’s 33 members. Nonetheless, Democrats said they were standing firm in their opposition to the budget-repair bill, which would take away the right of most public employees to collectively bargain for their benefits and working conditions. Hundreds of protesters filled the Capitol for a sixth-straight day, noisily calling on Walker to drop the plan they consider an assault on workers’ rights. Mary Bell, the president
of Wisconsin’s powerful teachers’ union, called on teachers to return to work as scheduled today rather than continue absences to protest that have shut down public schools across the state. The Madison district said it would still cancel today’s classes. Bell said unions agreed to cuts in health-care and retirement benefits that could reduce take-home pay for many workers by about 8 percent and it was time for the Republican governor to compromise. In a Sunday morning interview from Madison with Fox News, Walker said he did not believe union leaders were really interested in giving up their benefits, and cities, school districts, and counties will need weakened unions to cut spending for years to come. Walker said he would not compromise and predicted Wisconsin would pave the way for other states to follow suit, much as it did with welfare reform and school vouchers in the 1990s. “We’re willing to take this as long as it takes because in the end we’re doing the right thing,” Walker said. The sweeping measure led to massive protests that started Feb. 15 and have gained steam, with an estimated 68,000 people turning out Feb. 19 inside and around the Capitol. Most opposed the bill, but the day marked the first time that a significant contingent of Walker supporters showed up to counter-protest. Sunday’s crowd was
much smaller, as snow and freezing rain moved the protest inside the Capitol. But the crowd swelled throughout the day, and protesters chanted for hours in opposition to the bill. Another large protest was expected today, when many state workers are being furloughed to save money. Mariah Clark, an emergency medical technician at University of Wisconsin hospital and a volunteer firefighter, said she stands to lose $250 per month from her income with the benefits concessions. Standing on a bench holding a sign reading “EMT. Firefighter. Not the public enemy,” she said the pay cut would hurt but that’s not why she was protesting. “I really believe this is about workers everywhere, not just public employees,” said Clark, 29. “It’s pathetic that in Wisconsin, one of the places where the labor movement started, that this would happen.” Jacob Cedillo Tootalian, a 27-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student and teaching assistant, slept overnight in the Capitol for a third time this week as part of a union representing teaching assistants. He said he was worried about paying more for his health insurance and tuition, but what kept him protesting was the possibility of losing the union. “Normalcy would be nice,” he said. “But it seems the governor and the state Republicans are intent on taking these rights away.”
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it respectful? Christine Grant, a former Hawkeye women’s athletics director, said she supports wrestling teams for girls and women. “We have a built-in bias on what girls ought to do and what they ought not do, and these biases are being challenged right, left, and center,” she said. But Grant noted she understands Joel’s decision not to wrestle Herkelman. Joel has been placed against a female wrestler twice in his 10-year career, said father Jamie Northrup, and the family left the decision entirely up to Joel, who “stood by his conviction.” “[Joel is] a Christian kid and believes that girls should be treated with respect, not beaten into submission,” the elder Northrup said. Jasmine said she believes it’s counterproductive when male wrestlers decide to forfeit a match because of the sex of their opponent. “It’s unfortunate, because then everyone loses on-mat time and experience,” she said. “It’s mostly their faith and beliefs that [make them] not want to enter a combat with a female.” Jasmine, who started observing her brothers’ wrestling matches when she was 3, picked up the sport in kindergarten, and by junior high, she was the team’s only female. But Jasmine said her coach and teammates don’t treat her differently from any other wrestler. “They are all really supportive, and they treat me like any other wrestler who works to be there,” she said. Charlotte Bailey, Jasmine’s mother, said she was thrilled when she found out her daughter wanted to be on the junior-high and high-school teams.
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West High freshman Jasmine Bailey sits in the wrestling practice room in the Field House on Sunday. The junior-varsity wrestler is the only female wrestler at West High.
Jasmine Bailey • Grade: Freshman • Weight class: 103 pounds • Varsity record: 8 wins (6 forfeits, 2 pins), 12 losses, • Junior-varsity record: 14 wins (4 forfeits, 6 pins), 8 losses • Junior-high record: 18 wins (one against a girl), 5 losses
“We’re a big wrestling family in a big wrestling state,” Charlotte Bailey said with a smile. And George Bailey, Jasmine’s father, says he loves that both of his kids wrestle. “It shows great work ethic for the kids and shows world perseverance,” he said. “If you take a loss, it’s on you. There’s no one else you can blame, and that takes strong character, that’s what we love about it.” One of Jasmine’s teammates, West High sophomore Kegan Wakefield, said he doesn’t mind having a girl on the team. “I have nothing against it at all,” he said. “She
works just as hard as we do, so she should get the same opportunity that we get.” He said he would not mind wrestling a girl if it came down to that. “It’s definitely different, but if I have to wrestle [a girl], I would,” he said. Mark Reiland, the head wrestling coach at West High, said he does not look at it as having a female on the team. Rather, he looks at it as any other having wrestler on the squad. “If you treat it any different, then that’s when you run into a problem,” he said. Reiland said the answer he typically receives from other coaches is that parents don’t want their sons to wrestle Jasmine and they can’t do anything about it. “It’s not fair to her,” Reiland said. “Because she works hard and goes through the practices and deserves the opportunity as everyone else.”
Members of the World Beat Ensemble perform during the Dance For Humanity benefit on Sunday in Old Brick. Volunteer groups 1440 at West High and Interact at City High planned the event. City High junior and Habitat For Humanity volunteer Sophie Neems said, “This was a fun way to raise money for a great cause.” The money raised during the event will go to Youth United Build. DAILYIOWAN.COM Log on for a complete photo slide show.
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Quadrathalon deemed success More than 30 participants showed up to the inaugural quadrathalon. By JON FRANK firstname.lastname@example.org
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Regent President David Miles listens to a debate over the potential sale of Mural at a House appropriations subcommittee meeting on Feb. 16.
Rally set to stop sale of Mural The proceeds from the Pollock sale would go to fund scholarships. By ALISON SULLIVAN email@example.com
“Jack the Dripper’s” brush has long been dry, but the famed artist’s piece, Mural, is still dripping with controversy. In response to a recently proposed bill that would force the University of Iowa Museum of Art to sell Jackson Pollock’s Mural, the UI arts community is rallying to keep Pollock’s work at the university. Students and faculty plan to protest the sale on the Pentacrest Thursday. The bill, proposed in the Iowa House of Representatives, demands the sale of the roughly $140 million painting in order to fund an estimated 1,000 scholarships for UI arts students. The full Iowa House Appropriations Committee is slated to vote on the bill today. “Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of [Pollock’s] work, it’s important to look at what it all means — expressing oneself,” said UI sophomore Jacob Yeates. “To know that message to students is being compromised for budget-related issues is unsettling.” The idea for the protest emerged after a discussion of the various types of performance art — including rallying — during an Intermedia I art class. Because the class had also been discussing Pollock’s Mural, the two discussions quickly collided. “It was kind of a natural thought progression,” said UI junior Erica Blair, an art student in the class. The students created the Facebook group “Save the Pollock” to spread the word about the protest. As of Sunday night, roughly 500 people said they would attend. Though financial aid is helpful, Blair said, she would not apply for any scholarships created from the sale. “Just because that money should not be allocated in that way,” she said. The UI arts community has been vocal about its opposi ti o n to th e b i l l , with members saying it would be a devastating blow to the university.
UI art students have organized a protest against the proposed sale of Mural: • Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • In front of the Old Capitol • Pollock shirt painting splattering paint on white T-shirts • Signing a petition • Supported by the UI Museum of Art Source: Event organizers
Yeates said he thinks the whole idea of selling Pollock’s work to fund an art scholarship is “totally backwards.” Still, he said, he can understand the need to fund more scholarships. “It’s a double-edged sword with the scholarships,” he said. “It’s not fair for the UI to sell, but I know a lot of art students who could use the money. This major can keep a lot of people struggling to pay for school.” UI art Associate Professor Julie Hochstrasser said the Pollock has a big effect on the teaching in her school. The piece plays up the status of the university and its art museum for the entire art world, she said. “I’m hoping this gives a message that’s really clear to those in Des Moines,” Hochstrasser said. “The work is important to us as an institution and is something that we’re willing to fight for.” Rep. Scott Raecker, RUrbandale, introduced the bill Feb. 9. He said bringing up the bill is a way for university officials to consider where their core principles lie: in funding education or building an art museum. But one professor said the issue is more than a piece of art. “The painting is a single issue, but it’s part of a broader pattern of decreased support for higher education,” said UI art Assistant Professor Sara Kanouse. DI reporter Ariana Witt contributed to this report.
NATION Texas ready to OK guns on campus AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms. More than half the members of the Texas House have signed on as coauthors of a measure directing universities to allow concealed handguns. The Senate passed a similar bill in 2009 and is expected to do so again. Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who sometimes packs a pistol when he jogs, has said he’s in favor of the idea. Texas has become a prime battleground for the issue because of its gun culture and its size, with 38 public universities and more than 500,000 students. It would become the second state, following Utah, to pass such a broad-based law. Colorado gives colleges the option and several have allowed handguns.
BP oil spill still hanging around, scientist says WASHINGTON — Oil from the BP
spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a top scientist’s video and slides that she says demonstrate the oil isn’t degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor. That report is at odds with a recent report by the BP spill compensation czar that said nearly all will be well by 2012. At a science conference in Washington on Feb. 19, marine scientist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia aired early results of her December submarine dives around the BP spill site. She went to places she had visited in the summer and expected the oil and residue from oilmunching microbes would be gone by then. It wasn’t. “There’s some sort of a bottleneck we have yet to identify for why this stuff doesn’t seem to be degrading,” Joye told the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Washington. Her research and those of her colleagues contrasts with other studies that show a more optimistic outlook about the health of the gulf, saying microbes did great work munching the oil. — Associated Press
Contestants jostled for speed rather than position on stationary rowing machines in the center of the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center on Sunday. The rowing machines sat in the center of the bustling facility in which recreation-center members lifted weights or climbed the mammoth rock wall which stood just feet from the rowing machines. The inaugural Tropical Indoor Quadrathalon, designed and overseen by Recreational Services graduate student Thom Rieck, tested participants in four fields — swimming, rowing, running, and tossing bean bags. More than 30 people attended the event, which was open to anybody interested regardless of recreation membership, age, or physical fitness. “I was not used to competing,” said Duncan Mackie, a UI Ph.D. student. “It’s been a while.” Mackie, 28, used Sunday’s event as a platform to gauge his health and to help him prepare for future competitions. The first three events — swimming, rowing, and running — were monitored by time rather than distance. Because of space limitations and the high probability of competitors dealing with adverse weather conditions, Rieck’s quadrathalon took place indoors, unlike traditional triathlons.
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Competitors use indoor rowing machines on the main level of the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center at the Quadrathlon on Sunday. Roughly 30 people participated in the event. and acquaintances to sign DAILYIOWAN.COM up for the event. Check out a photo slide Quadrathalon Focused on introducing show of Sunday’s The four activities from quadrathalon. inexperienced athletes to Sunday’s event in the triathlons, the quadrathalon Campus Recreation & requires speed rather than Steinke, 22, played tenWellness Center: endurance. Triathlons require nis during her time as an • Swimming athletes to travel great dis- undergraduate, and she is • Rowing tances over an extended peri- involved with several • Running od of time, sometimes other athletic activities, • Tossing bean bags upwards of 30 miles. such as spin class, which is “Anyone can participate in offered by the university. [this event], from the hard“I’ve always been an athcore athlete to the individual “In a normal triathlon, who’s just getting started,” lete,” she said. “This might you’ve got swim, run, and said Pat Kutcher, Recre- be kind of a gateway for me bike,”Rieck,25,said.“We don’t ational Services’ associate [into pursuing triathlons].” Rieck said that he conhave enough bikes, so that’s director of fitness programs. sidered the event a sucwhy we had to do rowers.” Participants ranged The Waseca, Minn., native from adults in their lower cess and was pleased with the number of people who spent the last five months 20s to people in their 50s. organizing the event. To pro“I’ve never done a attended on Sunday. “You kind of have no idea mote awareness, he made triathlon,” said graduate fliers, posted notifications on student Farrah Steinke. “I what people are thinking several websites such as didn’t have to train for about,” he said.“I was a little www.trifind.com, and per- years to get up to like a surprised we didn’t have sonally invited strangers real triathlon level.” more college-age people.”
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Iowa forward Melsahn Basabe dunks during the second half of a Big Ten conference match-up against Michigan in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Feb. 19. Basabe was Iowa’s leading scorer posting 19 points, and he contributed eight rebounds. He also went 3-of-3 in free throws.
Familiarity breeds lament for Hawks All of the Iowa men’s basketball team’s weaknesses were on display in the Hawkeyes’ overtime loss to Michigan over the weekend. By SETH ROBERTS firstname.lastname@example.org
As Steven Tyler would say, the Iowa men’s basketball team’s 73-70 overtime loss to Michigan on Feb. 19 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena was the same old story and the same old song and dance. Almost every story line from the entire season was represented in the defeat. The team suffered a long scoring drought, couldn’t hit a 3-point basket when it counted, and allowed an opposing player to explode for 25 or more points.
For the umpteenth time this year, the Hawkeyes had a lead before slumping down the stretch. The team was ahead of the Wolverines by as many as 10 points, but the Maize and Blue stormed back to pull ahead by 7 late in the second half. The Hawkeyes managed to force overtime, but couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean in the extra period. Iowa missed all five treys it attempted in overtime, and the Hawks are just 13-for-57 from beyond the arc over its past three games (22.8 percent).
Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr., became the sixth opposing player to score more than 25 points against the Hawkeyes and the fourth to finish with 30 or better. At one point in the game, the Wolverine with the famous father had accounted for half of his team’s points. But perhaps the most familiar aspect was that Iowa finished with fewer points than its opponent. The Hawkeyes (10-17, 3-11 Big Ten) have lost four straight and six of their last eight games, while
Michigan (17-11, 7-8) improved its NCAA Tournament chances with its fourth win in five chances. Iowa also appears to be making a habit of losing close games. The loss to Michigan was the third time in the last four contests that Iowa has lost by 3 points, and senior center Jarryd Cole said losing in that fashion sticks in his craw. “It hurts,” he said. “It’s a lot tougher to lose these kinds of games than it is to lose games where you get blown out. You look at these SEE MEN'S BASKETBALL 3B
So close, and yet still too far Iowa is now 1-4 in games decided by 3 points or fewer. By IAN MARTIN email@example.com
All the way back on Iowa basketball media day — Oct. 14 — Fran McCaffery avoided the idea of a set number of wins being the goal for his new team.
“What I’m trying to do establish is a style of play, played the right way, and a group of young men who compete on every possession,” the f i r s t - y e a r head coach said. “If we do that, the wins will take care of themselves.” SEE MCCAFFERY 3B
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The Iowa men’s gymnastics team puts together a season-best performance. By RYAN MURPHY firstname.lastname@example.org
On Senior Night, the p erfor man c e o f t wo sophomores led the way for the Hawkeye men’s gymnastics team. Matt McGrath and Anton Gryshayev set school records on the floor exercise and rings, respectively, and the No. 10 Hawkeyes defeated No. 8 Nebraska, 348.100342.700, on Feb. 19 in the Field House. Head coach JD Reive was ecstatic about his team’s performance, especially after a lackluster meet against Minnesota on Feb. 11. “That was everything that I could have asked for in terms of hit ratio and their actually going out and having a good time with what they are doing,” he said. “It’s what I’ve been preaching to them that they need to do, and for them, this is a huge breakthrough to actually go out there and do it, and believe in it, and trust in it.”
Iowa dropped four out of five matches to put the meet in jeopardy, but two upsets to close out the meet saved the Hawkeyes. By SAM LOUWAGIE email@example.com
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Iowa senior Mike Jiang competes in pommel horse against Nebraska on Feb. 19 in the Field House. Jiang placed third in the event with a score of 14.400. The Hawkeyes won or shared five of six events, with pommel horse the only event won outright by the Cornhuskers. The 348.100 score was easily
Iowa’s best of the season, besting the previous high by six points. McGrath scored a 15.500 on floor exercise, which broke the previous
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The Iowa wrestling team was reeling. T h e Hawkeyes, after jumping out to a quick 9-0 lead on Sunday in Minneapolis, McDonough dropped four of the next wrestler five weight classes — the last two in dramatic, fall-from-ahead fashion — and saw their lead slashed to a single point. In order to preserve a 77match unbeaten streak and win a fourth-straight Big Ten regular-season title, one of Iowa’s last two wrestlers had to pull off an upset.
Which, as it turned out, wasn’t a problem for either of them. Senior Luke Lofthouse, ranked eighth in the nation by Intermat, dealt a critical blow to Minnesota’s comeback hopes by scoring five third-period points and beating No. 4 Sonny Yohn, 7-4. Junior heavyweight Blake Rasing wrapped things up with an upset of No. 8 Tony Nelson. “We had some disappointing losses right before the 197 match,” Matt McDonough said. “But it’s great to have a senior step out onto the mat in that situation. He’s been there, done that, so I felt really confident. Hats off to [Lofthouse and Rasing].” SEE WRESTLING 3B
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Hawkeye Sports Week in Photos
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Drake senior Johanna Sprang practices in the Recreation Building during the Iowa Invitational on Feb. 18. Sprang placed second in the pole vault.
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Iowa guard Bryce Cartwright attempts a shot during the second half against Michigan in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Feb. 19. Cartwright’s career best in scoring came last week at Northwestern when he posted 25 points.
Iowa sophomore Broderick Shemansky repositions himself on the horizontal bar during the team’s meet against Nebraska on Feb. 19 in the Field House. Shemansky placed third with a score of 14.200.
“It’s a lot tougher to lose these kinds of games than it is to lose games where you get blown out. You look at these games, and you look at things you could have done … you wonder what you could have changed to make the outcome a point or two different.” — Iowa center Jarryd Cole on Iowa’s 73-70 overtime loss to Michigan
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Hawkeye senior Kachine Alexander drives past a Wisconsin player in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Feb. 16. Iowa won, 59-44.
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Members of the Iowa men’s gymnastics team cheer during the meet against Nebraska on Feb. 19 in the Field House. The Hawkeyes topped the Cornhuskers, 348.100-342.700.
Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery yells during a time-out in Iowa’s contest against Michigan in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Feb. 19. Midway through the second half, McCaffery became outraged, and the Hawkeyes felt the full force of his anger during their huddle.
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Men’s track dominates meet The men’s track and field team captured seven first-place finishes at the Iowa Invitational.
Iowa senior James Paul (right) and freshman Nathan Prom participate in the 1,200-meter race in the Recreation Building during the Iowa Invitational on Feb. 18. Paul and Prom placed second and fourth, respectively. “I think it was the best DAILYIOWAN.COM race he’s ran indoors his Log on to watch a video feature on the Iowa whole career,” Wieczorek Invitational. said. “He ran terrific, and it should be a big confidence builder heading up for the a personal best for the Big Ten championships.” Altoona, Iowa, product by In all, the men’s track .01 seconds. and field team left the He was very pleased to Recreation Building with run a personal best in front seven first-place finishes of the home crowd. “This was my first time against Drake, Western Illinois, and St. Ambrose — ever running under 7 flat five on the track and two in on this track,” he said. “I leaned a little bit early, but field events. The 60-meter dash I still got that W, so in the ended with a Hawkeye end, that’s all that matters.” Paul Chaney finished photo finish — the top four sprinters wore the Black right on the heels of Mincy. and Gold. Freshman Tevin The senior, who also played Mincy won the event in football for Iowa, crossed 6.86 seconds. The time was the finish line in a season-
best 6.88 seconds. Junior D’Juan Richardson (6.92) and senior Zeke Sayon (6.94) placed third and fourth. The 1,200-meter run was of particular interest to Wieczorek; he said he is looking for someone to step up and run the first leg of the distance medley relay. Freshman Nathan Prom, who was coming off a personal best performance last weekend at the ISU Classic in the 800, placed second with a time of 3:06.27. Nick Kuczwara won the 1,200 in 3:05.75, running unattached. “We just went out really slow,” Prom said. “When we hit the 800, I knew I wasn’t going to hit my time, so I just wanted to finish strong.” The throws group saw a solid outing from Matt Banse. For the secondconsecutive meet, he threw a personal best in the weight throw. On his first throw of the night, the junior improved by .23 meters with a throw of 19.72 meters. Banse said the ease of his first throw is what led to the mark. “I was probably most relaxed on that one and just let it happen,” he said. “If I hit one like that [next
our butts off as hard as we ever had, and it’s great to see the results,” he said. The other individual record broken came from a Hawkeye who has become accustomed to toppling records on the rings. Gryshayev scored a 15.200, breaking his own mark set at Illinois earlier this season. He now owns the top three spots in the Hawkeye record book on rings in the openended scoring system, which has been in place since 2008. Gryshayev, much like McGrath, didn’t think he broken the rings record again.
“I had a couple mistakes here and there, but you never know,” the sophomore said. Gryshayev also claimed victory on the vault with a 15.700, tied with Nebraska’s Wyatt Baier. The Hawkeyes picked up victories from Samuel Wright on the horizontal bar and Broderick Shemansky on the parallel bars. Iowa’s team score of 57.700 on the parallel bars was also a school record, breaking the 57.050 mark set against Oklahoma in 2008.
The Hawkeyes will take a two-week break from competition before finishing the regular season with three meets away from Iowa City, including rematches with Minnesota and Nebraska. After turning in the best performance of the season, Reive wants the Hawks to use their performance against the Cornhuskers as a springboard. “We did a lot of work this week, and it all paid off tonight, and they really saw that,” he said. “So now, this meet is momentum to keep moving forward.”
biggest of the season. Early on, the dual meet didn’t look headed toward such a close finish. Comfortable victories for McDonough over fifth-ranked Zach Sanders and Tony Ramos over David Thorn opened the match. Then Montell Marion wrestled his secondstraight thriller against a top-two opponent, this time scoring an escape with one second remaining for a 4-3 win over No. 2 Mike Thorn. But then things began to fall apart for Iowa. Only Derek St. John’s 208 major decision separated four Hawkeye losses. Mark
Ballweg suffered a 5-3 sudden-victory loss. Senior Aaron Janssen gave up three second-period nearfall points that proved too much to recover from in a 6-4 loss. And those were the easy losses to swallow. Both redshirt freshman Ethen Lofthouse and sophomore Grant Gambrall had 3-0 leads with riding time in their matches. Lofthouse gave up two third-period takedowns, the second to his back, and lost, 7-4. Gambrall also was taken down twice late to drop a 54 decision. But Lofthouse erased a 3-
0 deficit of his own to stop the bleeding for Iowa, earning a reversal, an escape, and two takedowns for the win. The Hawkeyes wrapped up the regular season with a conference dual title that was far from a given before the season. Both Penn State and Minnesota began the year with higher rankings than the Iowa. “You’ve got to feel pretty good about what we’ve done so far,” McDonough said. “But the end of the year is when you’ve got to wrestle your best, and we’ve got a 10-day period now in which we’ve got to do some serious work.”
once it builds a lead. The Hawkeyes played lackluster basketball for much of the second half, and the Wolverines capitalized. Hardaway’s 30 points were complemented by 20 from Darius Morris and 18 from Jordan Morgan. Morgan was also responsible for Michigan’s biggest play of the game. With Iowa up by two with 14 seconds left, the center grabbed an offensive rebound, was fouled,
and nailed both free throws to force overtime — even though Iowa coach Fran McCaffery called a time-out between the shots in an attempt to freeze the 54.7 percent shooter. “We said if he gets a rebound or if he has the ball near the basket, you’ve got to chop him [and] make him earn it — don’t let him lay it in,” McCaffery said. “The kid made both with a time-out in between. Gotta give the kid credit for that.”
With time winding down in the extra period, the game once again in was Cartwright’s hands. The point guard has been McCaffery’s go-to player in clutch situations this year, but he came up short when his twisting, fade-away 3-point heave clanged off the rim. “Tomorrow’s a new day,” Cartwright said. “If given the opportunity to take the shot again, I’m going to take it — and make it.”
obvious during postgame interviews. There’s only so much one can say close game after close game. Junior guard Matt Gatens recognized that the Michigan contest didn’t seem unique in the way it played out. “It’s similar to a lot of games. That’s the difference between good teams and average teams is winning those close games,” he said. “It’s devastating for us.” In games decided by 3 points or fewer this season — or games where the final possession could determine the outcome — the Hawkeyes are 1-4. The sole win was at Indiana on Feb. 5. If the Hawkeyes had won even just two of those four games, particularly the two lost in overtime, the confidence of the squad could be
much higher. Instead, the players have to say that their lack of experience isn’t losing them games, despite all the evidence that it is. “It doesn’t take experience to rebound a basketball,” freshman guard Roy Devyn Marble said. “It’s who’s tougher and who’s grittier.” As for his coach being OK with the team losing close games, so long as the Hawkeyes embody his early season goals, Marble didn’t believe that for a second. “He wants to win. He doesn’t make excuses, he doesn’t care [about our youth],” Marble said. “We feel the same way. It doesn’t matter if we’re young, rebuilding, new coach. All that’s out the window. We’re trying to win.” In reality, barring trans-
fers or injuries, Iowa’s core will be back next year. After the Michigan game, even McCaffery himself said his team would be OK next season with a good mix of new and returning players. But as for the one man who won’t get to see the floor at Carver-Hawkeye in 2012, senior Jarryd Cole, he says it’s his job to make sure the Hawkeyes don’t look ahead. Whether it’s using himself as motivation, or just the fact that the team can still improve going into the Big Ten Tournament, Cole insists his last few games will be with players going their hardest. “The season’s not over; the fellas know that,” he said. “We’re all fighters; we’re all warriors here.”
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Chris Barton ran the best race of his career at the Iowa Invitational on Feb. 18. The senior made an impressive move into first while running down the back stretch on the last lap after intentionally trailing teammate Adam Hairston through the majority of the 600 meters. Barton passed Hairston just before the final turn of the race and took first place in exciting fashion with a time of 1:19.77 in the Recreation Building. Hoping to finish in under 1:20, last year’s All-American said he didn’t want to get out in front too soon and die off at the end. “I just tried to stay behind Adam because I knew he was going to go sub-1:20,” he said. “I took it a little easier than the rest of the guys and then finished it really hard.” As it turned out, Barton was the only one to run under 1:20. Hairston — who is out of indoor eligibility and ran unattached — was just short with a time of 1:20.37. Head coach Larry Wieczorek was thrilled with Barton’s performance.
MEN'S GYMNASTICS CONTINUED FROM 1B score as high as it did. “It felt pretty good,” he said. “Honestly, I still think the score was a little bit high, but I came out and did what I had to do for the team.” He also said it was satisfying to see such high performances after a great week of practice. “We got in the gym after the last meet and worked
WRESTLING CONTINUED FROM 1B Lofthouse said he wasn’t thinking about the situation, saying he was more concerned with how to set up his offense. “You really can’t focus on those things,” he said. “I was thinking about where I needed to be and how I needed to push the pace and keep attacking.” Lofthouse admitted, however, that it can be difficult to block the pressure out and acknowledged that the victory was perhaps his
MEN’S BASKETBALL CONTINUED FROM 1B games, and you look at things you could have done … you wonder what you could have changed to make the outcome a point or two different.” For starters, point guard Bryce Cartwright said the team has to keep attacking
MCCAFFERY CONTINUED FROM 1B Well, the Hawkeyes seem to have a new style of play, played the right way, and a new competitive fire. Yet the wins seem to still elude the Hawkeyes, even though three of the last four games in the team’s four-game losing streak have come down to the final shot. Feb. 19’s 75-72 overtime loss to Michigan stung in particular. A home game against a team the Hawkeyes had already lost to this year. But revenge wasn’t served cold. In fact, it wasn’t served at all. Just another day in the season of oh-so-close for Iowa. Disappointment was
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Swimmers finish 9th The Hawkeye women’s swimming and diving team finished ninth at the 2011 Big Ten meet.
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Despite reaching many personal bests and shattering school records, the Iowa women’s swimming and diving team couldn’t move up from last year’s ninth-place finish at the Big Ten championships. The Hawkeyes finished ninth again with a team score of 151 points at the 2011 Women’s Swimming and Diving Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Ind., this past weekend. The competition was hosted by Indiana University at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. The four-day event began Feb. 16 and concluded Feb. 19. The Hoosiers won the Big Ten title in an impressive fashion with a team score of 821 points. Minnesota took second with 578 points. “Anyone who doesn’t know much about swimming in the Big Ten would think ninth is really bad,” junior Daniela Cubelic said. “But the Big Ten is one of the deepest conferences in the country, so although we have been getting ninth, I think our team has improved since last year.” The competition started slowly for the Hawkeyes, who totaled just 32 points after the first session. The team earned no points for senior Veronica Rydze and Deidre Freeman’s firstplace finish in the exhibition 3-meter synchro.
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Iowa freshman Emily Hovner waits for the start of the 200 freestyle during a meet against Northwestern on Jan. 22 in the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center. The 200-medley relay and the 800-freestyle relay were the only other events held in the first section of the competition, and the swimming portion of Iowa’s team was less successful. “I think we improved as a team with each session coming back,” Cubelic said. “And by the end of the meet, I think we were happy with how it ended up compared with how it started.” The divers and relay teams picked up most of Iowa’s points. On the second day Iowa’s 200-freestyle relay, made up of seniors Caitie Polz and Katarina Tour, Cubelic, and freshman Elise Borja, took eighth and picked up 22 points for the team. The 400-medley relay team — Tour, Cubelic, and freshmen Aiste Dobrovolskaie and Emily Hovren — took eighth and set a school record at 3:41.87. Hovren, Cubelic, Tour, and Polz then teamed up for the 400-freestyle relay. The quartet placed ninth posting a time of 3:22.73. The finish was third on Iowa’s all-time top performers list. “The relays are extremely important for
a team like ours, which doesn’t have that many individual scoring opportunities,” Tour said. “I think we did a good job and were stable in our performances.” Iowa’s overall leading scorer was senior Deidre Freeman. She took first in the 3-meter synchronized dive, second in the individual 3 meter, and third in the individual 1 meter. She set school records in both the 1 meter with a score of 338.55 and 3 meter at 407.40. The Hawkeyes struggled in many of the individual events when posted swimmers impressive times but did not meet the expectations in where they placed. Neither Tour nor freshman Haley Gordon qualified for the final round of the 200 individual medley. Both swimmers were seeded in the top 16 entering Big Tens. Although the Hawkeyes didn’t finish exactly where they hoped, the team posted some strong times and impressive scores that will help prepare them for the future. “We all have confidence in ourselves,” Cubelic said. “And we
Rydze named Coach of the Year Iowa diving coach Bob Rydze was named Big Ten Diving Coach of the Year at the 2011 Women’s Swimming and Diving Big Ten Championships Feb. 18. It was the fourth time Rydze received the honor in his 36 years at Iowa. In his tenure, he has coached four Olympians, 31 All-Americans, 11 Big Ten champions, and one NCAA champion. He also serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors for USA Diving. At the 2011 Big Ten meet Rydze coached seniors Deidre Freeman and Veronica Rydze to a title in the 3-meter synchro event with their best score ever. Freeman also set two school records in the 1- and 3-meter individual events. — by Maggie Cunningham know that we are better than ninth place. The ninth-place finish this year is just motivation for next year. “We have the talent for our team to do it; we just have to follow through.”
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How I celebrated Presidents’ Day: • In honor of Obama, I hated Republicans. • In honor of G.W. Bush, I took a vacation. • In honor of Clinton, I smoked a cigar. • In honor of G.H.W. Bush, I thought about not having children. • In honor of Reagan, I tried to impose Christian morals on a chimpanzee, failed to carry Minnesota, and where am I? • In honor of Carter, I ate some peanuts. • In honor of Ford, I wasn’t elected president. • In honor of Nixon, I blacked out for 181⁄2 minutes. • In honor of LBJ, I had a BLT and a PB&J. • In honor of JFK, I thought about Marilyn Monroe in the shower. • In honor of Eisenhower, I sat in traffic for an hour on I-380. • In honor of Truman, I asked all my coworkers if they were communists. • In honor of FDR, I slapped Jenny McCarthy for thinking vaccines are bad. • In honor of Hoover, I vacuumed. • In honor of Coolidge, I was glad I wasn’t President in October 1929. • In honor of Harding, I wished for better, smarter friends. • In honor of Wilson, I came up with 14 reasons I’d like to go to Versailles. • In honor of Taft, I ate three large sausage pizzas. For breakfast. • In honor of T. Roosevelt, I got freaking shot right before giving a speech & and still gave the speech. • In honor of McKinley, I Wikipedia’d William McKinley. • In honor of Garfield, I ate some lasagna and hated the fact it was a Monday. • In honor of J.Q. Adams, I reflected on the lessons our nation learned from having a legacy president elected by another branch of our government instead of by the popular vote. • In honor of all the presidents I haven’t yet named, I really only remembered the contributions of Abraham Lincoln. • In honor of Washington, I came first. — Andrew R. Juhl thanks friend Erik for collaborating on today’s Ledge.
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Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 — by Eugenia Last
ARIES March 21-April 19 Hang on to what you’ve got. Don’t take risks, and refuse to let your emotions lead the way. Keep things in perspective; overreacting will only lead to impulsive actions and responses. TAURUS April 20-May 20 Don’t give the wrong impression or send the wrong signal when dealing with colleagues, peers or acquaintances. Precision and sticking to what you know and do best will be what gets you through the day. GEMINI May 21-June 20 Your opinion will be well-received and you will be honored for your contributions. Someone close to you will feel threatened by your success. Make an effort to put this person’s mind at ease. CANCER June 21-July 22 Focus on learning and trying new things. If you isolate yourself, it will be difficult to fit into the situation that develops among your peers. Don’t fear change. Embrace new beginnings. LEO July 23-Aug. 22 You may want to change your location or size down or up with regard to your living quarters. Making your home a place conducive to your lifestyle and professional needs is a must if you plan to get ahead. Money, contracts, and settlements all look favorable. VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22 Don’t get stuck in the past. Look to a brighter future. Connect with new people through social networking, events, activities, or self-improvement classes. Love is in the stars, but don’t make an unrealistic promise. LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22 Use your insight to avoid stressful personal situations that play on your emotions and threaten your relationships. Rely on past experience and your instincts to guide you down the right path. A new friend will help open doors. SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21 Work quietly on your own projects, and you will accomplish the most. A change of plans will be in your favor. Decipher whether you have the backing of family and loved ones before you decide to include any of them in your plans. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21 Be careful how you relay information, or you may be blamed for meddling. If you don’t have the facts, don’t contribute. Emotional difficulties due to a burden you face must be handled delicately. CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19 The past can be incredibly helpful if you remember valuable lessons. Overreacting will not help any situation you face and neither will a sudden reversal on your part. Consistency will be the only way. AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18 A money deal is apparent. Whether it’s a settlement, winning, rebate, sale of a valuable possession, or even a new contract or raise, you can get ahead financially if you take advantage of whatever comes your way. Don’t spend before you pay off your debts. PISCES Feb. 19-March 20 Use a little force if it will help you get your way, but don’t let it cause a dispute with someone you love. You’ll be walking a fine line when it comes to giving to outsiders before giving to your family. A partnership can become one-sided if you don’t delegate.
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