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Flood recovery backed despite report The report reccomends reversing replacement decisions for three flooddamaged UI facilities By KRISTEN EAST & JORDYN REILAND firstname.lastname@example.org
State and local officials came out in full force Thursday to defend the University of Iowa’s flood-recovery projects after a federal office recommended
reversing replacement decisions on three UI facilities. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General released the report on June 19. “We audited the Federal Emergency Management Administration Region VII’s decisions to fund the replacement, rather than the repair, of flood-damaged buildings at the UI,” the report said. “We initiated this audit based on an anonymous complaint we received that FEMA Region VII did not correctly decide to replace university buildings.”
The audit’s objective was to determine whether the FEMA Region VII office correctly applied the “50 percent rule” when deciding to fund replacement of Hancher Auditorium, Voxman Music Building, and the old Art Building following the 2008 flood. The “50 percent rule” refers to FEMA being able to fund replacement, rather than repair, when repair costs exceed 50 percent of the replacement costs or if the facility is considered destroyed. UI officials say they will continue to carry on with the flood-recovery plans
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without any disruption. “We are proceeding with our current plan, staying the course and staying with our timetable,” UI spokesman Tom Moore said. Moore said no de-obligation of federal awards has occurred, despite the reccomendation. Mark Schouten, the administrator of the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division, said if FEMA’s policy changes, it should be SEE FLOOD, 3
Officials: Health debate far from over By ERIC LIGHTNER email@example.com
An Iowa City Transit bus waits for passengers across the street from the Old Capitol mall on Thursday. Despite a fare increase to $1 from 75 cents, many riders who depend on public transportation will continue to ride. (The Daily Iowan/Ian Servin)
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As temperatures climbed above 100 degrees Thursday afternoon, noticeably uncomfortable locals awaited their air-conditioned transportation to arrive at the bus stop. Although some Iowa City bus riders are equally uncomfortable with the small increase in bus fares starting
July 1, many said they will continue to ride because it’s their primary means of getting around town. “There are many people like me who rely on the bus to get to class, work, or the grocery store,” University of Iowa junior Kelly Loch said. “It is unfortunate that soon they will be charged $1 every time they go to these places.” The standard bus fare will
increase from 75 cents to $1 on July 1. Chris O’Brien, director of city transportation services, said the fare increase is the first since 1996, and it will help to accommodate rising fuel costs. City officials estimate a $330,000 revenue increase from rider fees once the mandate is enacted, The Daily Iowan previously reported.
The Iowa City City Council unanimously approved the fare increase April 3. The hike is a step toward city officials’ goal of having user fees cover 30 to 35 percent of operation costs, according to the proposal. Councilor Connie Champion said the rate increase will help the Transportation DepartSEE BUS FARE, 3
Even though the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruled Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act, University of Iowa medical experts say the health-care debate is far from over. “I’m sure that the debates that are highly contentious are going to continue,” said Keith Mueller, a professor and the head of health management and policy in the College of Public Health. The Supreme Court upheld most of the Affordable Care Act, including the mandate requiring all Americans to purchase health insurance. President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law March 23, 2010. “The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — the name of the health-care reform we passed two years ago,” Obama said in a statement. “In doing so, it has reaffirmed a fundamental principle that here in America — in the wealthiest nation on Earth — no illness or accident should lead to any family’s financial ruin.” The law will give more coverage but could result in cuts in direct funding to hospitals, said Denice Connell, the director of community relations at Mercy HosSEE HEALTH CARE, 3
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Plea deal expected in homicide By ALY BROWN email@example.com
Eric Osborn, accused of killing his live-in girlfriend at Mobile Manor Park in March 2010, is expected to plead guilty at a hearing today. Osborn, 29, is charged with first-degree murder, a Class A felony carrying a mandatory sentence of life in prison. He is being held at the Johnson County Jail on a $1 million cash bond. Johnson County prosecutor Janet Lyness said Osborn is expected to plead guilty to second-degree murder in a plea deal. Second-degree murder is a Class B felony punishable by up to 50 years in prison. Osborn’s attorney, Quint Meyerdirk, did not return phone calls for comment Thursday night.
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Osborn is accused of killing Sarah McKay, 34, after the couple drank beer, smoked marijuana, and took pills. According to police reports, Osborn told police he struck McKay in the head with a baseball bat, then strangled her to death because he didn’t want her to suffer. Osborn told police he blacked out, and attempted suicide after realizing what he had done. If Osborn pleads guilty, there will be no trial. “He may ask to waive the 15 days between plea and sentencing and proceed directly to sentencing tomorrow,” Lyness said. Victim-impact statements from McKay’s family are expected if Osborn pleads guilty, and he may make a statement as well.
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State officials meet outside 18 Expo Drive in 2010. The home was the scene of the suspicious death of 34-year-old Sarah McKay, whose alleged killer Eric Osborn is expected to plead guilty at a hearing today. (The Daily Iowan/File Photo) A hearing is scheduled for this morning concerning a possible conflict of interest between Osborn, a state witness, and his attorney’s office.
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In an effort to improve access to health care, the quality of patient care, and reduce the rising cost of health care for Iowans, a first-of-its-kind alliance was announced on Thursday among four of Iowa’s largest health-care organizations. The University of Iowa Health Alliance includes more than 50 hospitals and more than 160 clinics in the state. The four founding members of the alliance — the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Mercy Health Network, Mercy Medical Center-Cedar Rapids, and Genesis Health System — made the announcement in a statewide press conference at the UIHC and several other Iowa locations simultaneously. The announcement came against the backdrop of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier Thursday morning that upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, a health-care law requiring people to carry health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS. While representatives of the alliance said there was no direct link between the ruling and the timing of the
Jean Robillard, the UI vice president for Medical Affairs (right), and Tim Charles, the president and CEO of Mercy-Cedar Rapids, announce the UI Health Alliance in a conference on Thursday. This alliance will include more than 50 hospitals and more than 160 clinics. (The Daily Iowan/Juan Carlos Herrera) announcement of the health-care partnership, they acknowledged that it signals a clear effort around the country — and in the state — to improve access to health care for all Americans. “No one knew exactly what was going to happen with the Supreme Court decision today, but market forces out there are compelling health-care organizations to change the way they operate,” said Douglas Cropper, the president and CEO of Genesis. Cropper said the alliance is a response to these forces. Jean Robillard, the UI vice president for Medical Affairs, said almost all health-care systems in the made country have changes over the last few years, and the Supreme Court decision will only accelerate trends that support the efforts of the alliance to reduce costs and
improve access to health care. “The goal of this alliance is really to improve the health of every Iowan and every community in Iowa as much as we can,” he said. Another goal of the alliance is to strengthen primary care so Iowans have access to a “medical home” that will increase patient safety through the more efficient and better organized coordination of patient care and medical records among hospitals. The alliance also aims to develop many integrated programs that will determine the health status of communities, educate patients and providers, and offer systems for improved patient engagement in the their treatments. The partners will also share the cost of information systems and experts, share expertise and costs associated with development of care initia-
tives, as well as collaborate on research. While the representatives touted the alliance as a milestone in Iowa health care, they made it clear that the organizations would remain autonomous beyond cooperating on patient services and upgrading information systems. While it’s still too early to know all of the implications of the Affordable Care Act and the alliance on patient care in Iowa, Tim Charles, the president and CEO of Mercy-Cedar Rapids, said the message was loud and clear that new models had to be developed to improve the quality of care and drive down the cost in the state. “As health-care providers, we can now collectively begin to deliver these health-care services to the state and its citizens in a much more cost-effective manner,” he said.
Supervisors OK tax abatement
Ashton Strickland (left) and Porsche Mulherin enjoy frozen yogurt at Yotopia on Thursday. A heat warning has made socializing indoors the best option. According to a heat advisory from the National Weather Service, Thursday’s heat index continued to hover around 100 degrees. The advisory warned that the hazardous temperatures will persist through today for some areas. (The Daily Iowan/Juan Carlos Herrera)
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Thursday to approve the application for abatement of property taxes for certain exempt entities filed by the Agudas Achim Congregation. Tom Gelman, treasurer of the Agudas Achim Board of Trustees, said a Feb. 1 deadline made it impossible for the entity to file an exemption that would be immediately applicable. The congregation acquired the 401 Oakdale Blvd. property, the former location of Gold’s Gym, on Dec. 20, 2011. Supervisor Terrence Neuzil, who voted in favor, said there is no funding once a religious organization acquires property. “My basic philosophy is that once the organization has taken possession of the property, the property is in the religious organization’s hands and shouldn’t be taxed,” he said. — by Anna Egeland
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METRO Man charged with willful injury A North Liberty man has been accused of beating up a man outside the Field House Bar. Rafer Mateer, 37, North Liberty, was charged May 18 with willful injury causing serious injury and aiding and abetting. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Mateer and two other individuals removed the victim from the bar’s premises. They took him out the back door to the alley, where he was struck several times. The complaint said a witness saw Mateer and the codefendants pick up a bottle, swing it in the direction of the victim, and heard the sound of breaking glass.
The victim received several lacerations to his face, consistent with being cut by glass, that have resulted in permanent disfigurement, the complaint said. The victim also received fractures to his orbital socket that required numerous surgeries to emplace prosthetics in order to repair damage, the complaint said. The complaint said Mateer and the two codefendants, Nicholas William Miller and Phillip Leo Czechowicz, admitted their involvement in the physical altercation’s time and place. Willful injury causing serious injury and aiding and abetting are both Class-C felonies. — by Amy Skarnulis
Move to repeal redlight cameras too late, city says
Aaron Harts, 19, Sterling, Ill., was charged Monday with presence in bar after hours. Kirstin Hodges, 46, 820 Willow St., was charged May 26 with accessory after the fact. Steven Keever, 24, address unknown, was charged Wednesday
with disorderly conduct. Elisha Secrest, 18, 931 N. Dodge St. Apt. B, was charged Wednesday with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Calvin Smith, 24, 2110 Broadway Apt. H, was charged Wednesday with interfering with official acts
An affidavit to commence or referendum proceedings repealing the city’s red-light cameras ordinance was filed June 22, but City Attorney Eleanor Dilkes says the affidavit came too late. Iowa City residents Aleksey Gurtovoy and Martha Hampel are listed as the two petitioners. However, Dilkes said the affidavit is untimely because it was not filed “within 60 days after final adoption of the measure sought to be reconsidered, or subsequently at any time more than two years after such final adoption,” according to city documents. The Iowa City City Council
adopted the red-light-camera ordinance Feb. 21 on a 4-3 vote. — by Kristen East
CR man charged with theft A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of stealing from the home of his adopted parents. Jawon Walker, 18, was charged March-April with second-degree theft. According to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office complaint, Walker allegedly admitted to stealing cash and jewelry from the home of his adopted parents in an interview with the Cedar Rapids police. The complaint said the total value of the items stolen is $3,400. Second-degree theft is a Class-D felony. — by Amy Skarnulis
BLOTTER Aubrey Alshouse, 20, 532 S. Dodge St., was charged Wednesday with presence in bar after hours. Willie Dobbs, 23, Chicago, was charged Wednesday with interference with official acts causing injury.
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FLOOD CONTINUED FROM 1 prospective rather than retroactive. “An important element of an efficient recovery process is clear and consistent application of federal policies,” he said in a statement. “FEMA officials have repeatedly affirmed their decisions to replace the … facilities, and the university has relied upon FEMA’s decisions since the first analysis was completed in December 2008.”
BUS FARE CONTINUED FROM 1 ment achieve financial independence. “We are trying to make the bus service independent of any money from our general fund, which is part of the increase,” she said. The ordinance follows a deal with the federal government in the subsidized construction of the Court Street Transportation Center. “The deal with the federal government was we would not pay ourselves
HEALTH CARE CONTINUED FROM 1 pital, 500 E. Market St. “We believe that the hospitals will face $155 billion in cuts across the country,” she said. Jean Robillard, the UI vice president for Medical Affairs, said the UI medical campus has been adapting its policies for a while. “For the last two to three years, we’ve been getting ready for this,” he said. Connell said she believes there will be 11,000 more people in the southeastern Iowa area who will now be covered by health insurance under the legislation. Both medical campuses agreed it is better that there is more certainty regarding the law but believe the health-care debate will continue to evolve. “It is important that we have some certainty now and can continue to move forward,” Mueller said. Iowa politicians weighed in on the debate as well
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This retroactive reccomendation only hampers the already long process of recovery, Schouten said in the statement. “Flood recovery is difficult enough, and retroactive measures would insert unnecessary uncertainty into the recovery process to communities across the country,” Schouten said. University officials had planned to start construction on replacements for Hancher, Clapp Recital Hall, and the Voxman Music Building within the next 18 months, The Daily Iowan has previously reported.
Schouten said UI and state officials will continue working with FEMA to resolve these issues. “FEMA has the opportunity to officially respond to the [Office of Inspector General] recommendations, and we will work with FEMA to add our perspective to the policy debate,” he said. In several statements released Thursday, Iowa politicians praised local and state leaders for their flood-recovery efforts and said the UI shouldn’t be penalized because it has followed FEMA’s instruc-
tions over the past four years. “The circumstances merited the kind of federal assistance that has been given to disasters in other parts of the country where natural disasters have also caused such tremendous damage,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement. “I’ve urged Administrator Fugate to give fair treatment to Iowa. The inspector general has issues with the way FEMA has utilized its discretion on these projects.” Sen. Tom Harkin, DIowa, said he has spoken to
Administrator FEMA William Craig Fugate and will ask him to disagree with the inspector general about funding for the UI’s ongoing flood-recovery efforts. “The inspector general’s report is not about law or regulation but about a policy dispute that should not result in a withdrawal of committed FEMA funds,” he said in a statement. “Should the [inspector general] prevail in this dispute, it would be wrong as a matter of policy and would require the university to repay significant already spent funds.”
Rep. Dave Loebsack, DIowa, said the government’s move is “inexcusable.” “Simply put, it’s inexcusable that students, our community, and eastern Iowa jobs are caught in the middle of a bureaucratic argument over policy interpretation by people in Washington, D.C.,” he said in a statement. “Iowans shouldn’t have the rug pulled out from us after the federal government already committed to partnering with us to recover and rebuild from the devastating floods of 2008.”
back that money,” she said. “But all profits from the parking ramp would subsidize the business. It has been a great boost.” O’Brien said there has been “very little public reaction” to the increase, but people are curious. “We have gotten a lot of questions about the specifics of the change,” he said. Signs detailing the hike have been posted on each bus and at the main Old Capitol Town Center interchange, according to the release. The youth fare for riders kindergarten through 12th
grade will increase to 75 cents. Children under the age of 5 accompanied by an adult will still ride for free. The 24-hour pass will now cost $2, a 31-day pass will run $32, $27 for youth. A 10-ride pass will now run $8.50. But students who rely on public transportation to get to and from class will have to pay $2 round trip, unless they purchase a bus pass. Loch said she rides the bus to Kirkwood Community College for classes during the summer. “I thought 75 cents was a lot, but I can’t imagine hav-
ing to pay $2 to get to and from class. That would add up so quickly,” she said. Even though the price is increasing, some bus riders say they will continue to use public transportation. Tiffany Oepping, who was waiting for the bus at the Old Capitol mall interchange Thursday afternoon, said she is disappointed by the increase. “I wish it was still the price before, but I’m going to keep riding the bus,” she said. Mayor Matt Hayek said
the increase is “a long time coming,” and it is reflective of the ever-increasing costs of transportation. “If we weren’t watching the fees and the actual costs, and the fees remained the same despite the ever-increasing costs, taxpayers would pay more and more to cover these costs,” he said. Champion said the new fares will ease the city budget, which is “already stretched the limit.” “I still think the bus fare is incredibly reasonable,”
she said. “But we have a lot of subsidized passes, so those that can’t really afford it can get discounted or free passes. They aren’t really affected.” Hayek said city feebased operations have to maintain a balance of funding sources. “You have got to pay for it somehow,” he said. “And the $1 doesn’t even begin to cover the costs of the operation.”
Thursday afternoon, offering mixed reactions on the ruling. “Today, the Supreme Court handed down a disastrous decision to uphold President Obama’s destructive health-care law, which means a future of higher costs, higher and increasing debt for Iowans,” Gov. Terry Branstad said. Local Iowa Democrats praised the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the legislation. “This is a great day for uninsured Iowans and for everyone struggling to pay health-care bills,” Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, said in a press release. The ongoing debate may have a major effect on future elections, but Mueller said it’s good for the medical campus that at least some of the law stayed in place, referring to Title Four of the legislation, which provides funding to community transition programs the UI Carver College of Medicine uses. Michael Mahoney, the
vice president of Go Health — an online health-insurance-comparison company — said the ruling will increase business for insurance agencies, consumer shopping, and comparison companies. “It’s certainly one that’s going to increase the number of consumers that we can touch,” he said. The law also covers people under 26, who can now stay on their parents medical insurance, Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky said in a press release following the ruling. “Today was an unequivocal victory for the American people,” Dvorsky said. “By virtue of President Obama’s bold leadership, 18,000 Iowans under 26 can now stay insured.”
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Stalking takes a high-tech turn The Internet generation is growing and with it comes the roar of extroverted, uninformed, and easily swayed teenagers looking to carve their way in the world one bickering debate (if we are going to use that word) at a time. Into the world like a virus they come screaming, infecting privacy with cyber-stalking passed off as a harmless new American pastime. And yes, of course, Facebook is at the head of it. The company recently released an app that its programmers called “Find Friends Nearby,” CNN called a “Stalking-App,” and what we’ve decided to call just plain invasive. The app, designed by Facebook engineer Ryan Patterson and originally titled “Friendshake” was made to access information about those you’ve recently met quickly and learn where they’re located around you. Patterson, who built Find Friends Nearby with another engineer for a “hackathon” project, of course sees nothing wrong with spying on your neighbors after a quick download. “For me, the ideal use case for this product is the one where when you’re out with a group of people whom you’ve recently met and want to stay in contact with,” Patterson wrote in an article debating the app on the professional technology blog TechCrunch. “Hackathons,” despite their intimidating name, which brings flashbacks of the movie Swordfish, are actually quite geeky. During a hackathon, different computer programmers, software developers, and graphic designers join together to create anything they want, and in this case, they created a stalking app. “Facebook search might be effective, or sharing your vanity addresses or business cards, but this tool provides a really easy way to exchange contact information with numerous people with minimal friction,” the engineer wrote. “Minimal friction” is the choice of words that we find particularly abrasive in Patterson’s explanation. Just as the now-old-time stalkers used minimal friction while taking photographs of you with telephoto lenses, their high-tech descendants can now simply track you through your phone’s GPS. Facebook attempted to silently release the new app, because it’s controversial in its ability to physically locate others through their mobile phones.
There are apps similar to this, such as FourSquare, that allow its users to “check in” places in a competition to log in the most at certain locations. FourSquare has a marketing quality to it, yet Find Friends Nearby lacks any serious practical use besides letting Facebook know where you’re located. Just as silently as it released the app, Facebook has also now silently admitted it has gone too far in its creation and, sadly, it was swiftly taken down. But this is a prime example of Facebook’s silent changes it has made this week, including assigning every user a @Facebook email address. Now, when you send messages to outside addresses, your email will look like a Facebook message — complete with profile picture and username. How is that detrimental, you ask? Gervase Markham, an Oxford grad and the youngest programmer to ever be hired at Mozilla, after discovering the new auto-assigned email address said it was a little more than just a domain change. “In other words, Facebook silently inserted itself into the path of formerly direct unencrypted communications from people who want to email me,” Markham said. “In other contexts, this is known as a Man in the Middle attack. What on earth do they think they are playing at?” It’s situations like these that are alarming for the future. Young Mark Zuckerberg’s billions have seemed to change him to the opposite of Jesse Eisenberg’s rendition of him in The Social Network, arguing against Eduardo’s idea for the addition of advertisements because “[Facebook] has to be cool.” What’s most overlooked is that the site doesn’t allow true and unique self-expression, but files its users into marketing categories. Age, interests, location, employment — all demographics to pair with your own posts and details that you’ve given up for interaction. We have seen the world in which social interaction meant calling a house phone, and we were young enough to fully realize the weight of the most influential invention ever — the Internet. That being said, we don’t want to have anyone in tinfoil helmets, but there is cause for some concern here. This may be the beginning to something much more influential to us and much more lucrative for companies such as Facebook. Your turn. Do you think the app is high-tech stalking? Weigh in at dailyiowan.com.
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Spin misses Obamacare’s point The media spin cycle following the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act misses what is important about the court’s decision: the law itself and the hope it provides recent graduates, hardworking individuals, and struggling families in Iowa and across the country.
The court’s decision was not in favor of Republicans or Democrats, it was in favor of the 40 million uninsured and 30 million underinsured who will no longer be forced to choose between medical care and keeping their households afloat. After graduating from Grinnell College in May, I was lucky enough to find a job that lets me buy into an affordable
health-care plan. Many of my peers were not. In this economy, they face unemployment or employment that doesn’t provide adequate health care. Thankfully, the Affordable Care Act will allow young Iowans to stay insured through their parents’ plans until they can manage on their own. It will also lower health-care costs for every Iowan with improved preventative care,
lowered administrative costs, and increased competition through an online health-care market. Now that the court has spoken, Iowa lawmakers must put aside partisan bickering and implement this law so that struggling Iowans — young and old — can benefit from more affordable, higher quality care. Kramer McLuckie
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Just across the Atlantic, economic hell has been breaking loose in Europe. The economic hell that I’m referring to is the numerous European countries whose economies are hanging by a thread. Although the tunnel is currently pitch black, Germany may be the country that can provide the light at the end that so many countries are desperately searching for. Yes, the Germans seem to be the only European country capable of saving the euro; however, it can’t do it alone. Along with Germany, Deutschland’s neighbors to the West make up the core that holds the European economy together, and so the survival of Europe depends heavily on France. France’s economic survival will depend greatly on the new changes that newly elected socialist president promises to implement, and these changes are BIG. As much as we would prefer to focus on getting the U.S. economy back on track, we must pay attention to everything that’s happening in France, because its economy can greatly affect the United States. Newly elected President François Hollande has promised to bring drastic changes to France, and when I say drastic, I’m talking changes that would be unheard of in this day and age in the United States. If Hollande makes good on his promises, France’s monetary policies will be flipped upside down. For better or worse, we shall see. Hollande plans to increase France’s minimum wage, which is already one of the highest of any European country. If all goes accordingly, the average retirement age in France, the lowest in the country, will decrease by about two years. According to Businessweek.com, he plans on lowering the budget deficit to 3 percent by 2013. The president also plans on taxing every millionaire that resides in France with a whopping 75 percent income tax. If
that isn’t socialism in full force, I don’t know what is. According to The Economist, if the economic problems from the other European countries spill over to France, the euro’s value will be severely threatened. If the France and Germany fall, then all of Europe falls, potentially erasing the little progress the United States has made in getting its economy back on track. That’s one of the main reasons why the economies of Greece and Ireland have been so closely watched over the past few months. Those two countries alone have significant economic effects on Europe, and so if Portugal, Spain, and Italy continue to struggle, France can very well go under, leaving Germany unable to carry Europe on its own. We’ve all heard about the economic woes that the United States has experienced the past few years, and so now may not sound like the best time to focus on Europe’s economic status. However as unapparent as it may appear, Europe’s economy has a huge effect on the U.S. economy, which obviously will affect Iowa’s economy. According to the Associated Press, Europe buys 22 percent of the U.S. exports. If Europe’s economy trembles, so will America’s revenue that is made from exporting goods. Europe’s economic state also affects U.S. financial institutions, because failing European banks can spread hesitation of investing to not only European investors but American investors as well. American stock prices have dropped significantly since early May, with the European economic crisis being one of the main reasons, according to the Associated Press. With Ireland, Spain, and Greece paving the way for economic debacles — just think of the aftermath if the European economic titan France was to falter. For the sake of both of the American economy, which includes the economy of Iowa, let’s hope the policies of France’s new president will be able strengthen the French economy and lend Germany a much needed hand in carrying the torch of the euro.
Occupy Iowa City still pushing forward in 2012 Occupy Iowa City started in early September 2011, when a few friends told the police that no, they would not leave the park. About four days later, the tents started to go up — and they kept going, all at once a rainbow of color. Large crowds gathered in College Green Park, the campsite and meeting place for Occupy. Food and medical support were provided by Occupy volunteers. During this time, as a large group, we marched to the downtown Wells Fargo Bank and did a protest. We have performed street the-
ater and presented videos in areas of large population. Some of us were involved in what Occupy calls a “shout out” at Walmart on Black Friday, pointing out Walmart’s poor record on its own workers’ rights. Some of us participated in Occupy the caucuses with the even bigger Des Moines group. A number of the Iowa City Occupiers got arrested in Des Moines. Occupy Iowa City also planned and implemented shout outs at Newt Gingrich’s speech and Michele Bachmann’s visit to an
Iowa City restaurant. On May 1 of this year, in solidarity with national and international Occupy, we marched for workers’ rights. Some of our Occupiers went Chicago for the NATO world trade discussion, joining around 5,000 worldwide Occupiers protesting there. Collectively, we were so glad and exhilarated to finally be doing something about corporate greed. We shared many a memorable moment together. Those of us who remain are friends now, still sharing a vision for a sane and sustainable world.
Occupy Iowa City occupied College Green for five months until February, when we decided to close the camp. It was a proud, bold, and exciting campsite, and we were all so fortunate to be a part of it. Occupy Iowa City still occupies this park, in a decision made to spiritually “adopt” the park. There are still open campsites in the United States. Like Iowa City, many have closed their campsites, choosing instead to meet regularly. The police have evicted many Occupy campsites,
including one in Des Moines. Some Occupiers have had to endure pepper spray and horses with police wielding billy clubs, in attempts to protect their campsite. Occupy is still pushing forward in 2012. We have not gone away, as some would wish us to. Many ideas, expressions, agendas, and goals later, Occupy is still viable. Occupy Iowa City remains standing strongly, still in solidarity with all of our brothers and sisters of the national and internation Occupy movement.
Occupy Iowa City wishes to inform the public of our new meeting arrangement. We now meet for General Assembly the second Thursday of every month in College Green Park at 7 p.m. Currently, we are discussing actions on foreclosed homes and reform of the health-care system. We are thinking now of actions against a local issue — the purchase of downtown Iowa City real estate without voter approval that involves millions of dollars. Katie Coyle Coralville resident
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JUDO CONTINUED FROM 8 learning from their classm a t e s, m e m b e r s s t i l l p r a c t i c e d t h e i r t e ch niques. Wo r k i n g i n t h e g y m T u e s d ay w e r e w h i t e belts, which indicate that
the judoka, or judo comp e t i t o r, i s a b e g i n n e r. More intermediate levels of skill were signified by orange and brown belts, and then there were the experts who were wearing black belts. White-belt D av i d Sheets practiced takedowns with Bly. All the w h i l e, B l y i n s t r u c t e d Sheets on where to hold
and when to do certain moves. Even after being taken down, Sheets was still in good enough spirits to joke around. “I’m not as interesting a s t h e c o l o r e d b e l t s,” Sheets said. “They mostly just use me as a dummy.” The work put in at the gym isn’t only for fun and working out, though;
most of the participants are preparing to take their technique beyond t h e wa l l s o f t h e Fi e l d House. “We like to practice for competition,” Bly said. “We are competing at the Iowa Games in July.” Not all participants compete, but when they do, they represent Judo A m e r i c a - I o wa C i t y.
Sheets has never competed before and is nervous about how he might perf o r m , b u t h e s a i d h e ’s hopeful that he’ll succeed in the competition. “I just hope I can actually beat people,” he said. The group members have around two weeks left to perfect their moves — they take to the mats in competition on July 14.
“Our practice is basically at competition speed, not competition intensity,” Schuette said. “The thing about judo is that we don’t have as much crazy [moves] as a lot of martial arts, but all of techniques can be done at full speed. Because of that, we can do live sparing with everything involved.”
before going pro would have been smarter. — by Molly Irene Olmstead
of the team’s 19 points in overtime of that game, helping to lead the Tar Heels to the win and proving that he can come through in the clutch, a must for anyone playing in a league as high caliber at the NBA. Oh, yeah, did I mention that that 40point game was during his freshman season? Not only will Barnes inevitably have a successful career in the NBA, he’ll help clean up the league’s sometimes less-than-flattering reputation. The former McDonald’s All-
American has been involved with various charitable and church organizations throughout his life. He always seemed to have a strong sense of where his priorities are (case in point, why he chose to play for the Tar Heels as opposed to his hometown Cyclones). He is a humble, well-spoken young man from the middle of Iowa. He’ll bring a sense of pride for Iowans when playing in the NBA. I do think a college education is one of the best things people can do for
themselves, but there are certain times when it’s downright unnecessary. And this is one of them. Barnes is an outstanding basketball player. His coaches and teammates at North Carolina — and probably even his mother — might have wanted him to stay in the school, but he made the right decision to leave, avoiding the risk of injury and pursuing what will ultimately be a successful professional basketball career. — by Nick Fetty
you foresee problems regarding that issue with the new outlets that programs have at their disposal? Francis: Honestly, I don’t think so. Again, these rules have been in place so there’s no major change. The major change is unlimited calls and texts. I think your recruiting ideal — the concept that you take with targeting recruits — isn’t going to change. It’s still a
matter of looking at student-athletes who you feel are going to fit the culture and style of play with your basketball family. [It’s about] using some common sense. The ideal [the NCAA is reaching for] is to level the playing field … In some way, the lesser programs feel that they have a shot like some of the elite programs. As a coach you have to do your job, though. Anything that you
do in life, you have to have a level of realism to the expectations. As you march forward, you decide what level of student-athlete you’re going to recruit. If we have a chance to get a young man who’s that talented, there’s no way we’re going to turn our backs on him. But our goal is not going to be to chase a bunch of one and dones.
tion — not even necessarily in terms of a degree, but learning more and more of the game of basketball in a powder-blue jersey — he wouldn’t have risked missing his chance at the NBA. The chance would have always been there. Entering the draft and joining the Warriors was amazing and exciting, but staying in college and gaining more experience
A degree from a prestigious school such as North Carolina would look good on anyone’s résumé, but why would players waste their time in school when a multimillion dollar professional career in basketball is on the horizon? Harrison Barnes made the right decision when he chose the leave North Carolina after his sophomore year to try for a shot in the
NBA. Last night, he was given that shot when he was drafted by Golden State as the seventh pick. The 6-8 forward averaged around 20 points per game during his first two years; if that’s not NBAcaliber talent, I don’t know what is. The Ames native had an outstanding showing in the 2011 ACC Tournament semifinal game against Clemson, putting up a whopping 40 points, going 12-of-17 from the field and 6-of-8 behind the arc. Barnes also scored 14
any recruit as it pleases? Francis: That doesn’t really matter. Everyone had access to communication with recruits at an early stage. It doesn’t necessarily change recruiting for coaches. The only difference is, we couldn’t initiate the call. The big change is that you can now reach out to guys and reach out to parents, and you’re still playing within the rules. One of the tough parts is going be when a young guy gets so many calls that it drives him crazy. DI: Has the day come that it is essential for a recruiter to be connected through various social networks such as Facebook,
Twitter, etc.? Francis: I think you have to take full advantage of every recruiting opportunity that you can. I think you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you’re not utilizing social networking in this whole process. It’s part of your duties you have to make sure you’re doing what’s necessary to continue to develop that relationship between coach, player, and family. One of the most important parts of recruiting is talking to and developing a relationship between coach and family. DI: The NCAA stresses the importance of keeping contact between recruit and recruiter private. Do
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CONTINUED FROM 8 changes? Francis: When changes come with the NCAA, it doesn’t happen overnight. There’s been talk of it happening for a little while now. They give you enough time to prepare for changes to be made. DI: Is there any fear that this simply allows powerhouse programs to remain that way? Or would you say that this accomplishes exactly what the NCAA intends it to by letting any school communicate with
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THE DAILY IOWAN FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
UI judo goes international
Aide sees not much change in recruiting Men’s basketball assistant coach Andrew Francis spoke with The Daily Iowan about the NCAA’s new policy regarding coaches’ communication with high-school recruits. By TOM GOLDHAMMER firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun Park flips Amir Touliat to the floor during judo practice in the Field House on Tuesday. The Judo Club program competes at local, regional, and college events. Many members of the club are preparing to compete in the Iowa Games in mid-July. (The Daily Iowan/Chastity Dillard)
An Iowa City judo class is preparing for competition in the Iowa Games in mid-July. By VICTORIA KIPP email@example.com
Five countries from around the world were represented on Tuesday in the Field House with judo lessons in full force. Members of the group came from Iran, Turkistan, Lebanon, South K orea, and the United States. With such a variety of ethnicities, learning a foreign sport could pose d i f f i c u l t y u n d e r s t a n d i n g e a ch other, but because all judo practitioners use Japanese, everyone knows the terms being used. “Judo is more multicultural,” instructor Joe Schuette said. “When you go elsewhere, not everyone knows English, but there’s no issue at all because we all know at least 10 of the same words.” Judo is an Olympic sport known
for throws and ground submission t e ch n i q u e s. I t a l s o d e v e l o p s strength, coordination, and endurance. Partnering up with people their own size, members of the class moved across the mats warming up by practicing escapes and takedowns. The class practiced moves such as “yoko-tomoe-nage.” This technique is used when two opponents are face-to-face. The throwers fall to their backs, raising their opponents off the ground by placing a foot on the opponents’ stomachs. The throwers finish the throw by kicking their opponents over onto their backs. “A lot of the martial arts practice through a discipline,” co-instructor Jason Weirather said. “Here, there
is a discipline involved, but it is through playing the game that we can develop the skill together.” The throwing looks like it might be painful, but the mats used are s p e c i f i c a l l y m a d e f o r j u d o. Weirather said tires are strung underneath the mats. The tires make the fall easier because it adds a little bounce. “You need to learn to fall in judo,” black belt Paul Bly said. “It teaches you to tuck it in, relax, and fall properly.” Along with the array of places represented, a variety of skill levels was also present. Working with people from other skill levels, members of the class learned from everyone instead of just Schuette. While
The NCAA Division I Board of Directors put changes into effect on June 15 that immediately altered the recruiting landscape in men’s college basketball. Basketball coaches are allowed to contact high-school prospects set to enter their junior year by means of unlimited text messages and phone calls. The NCAA has also granted permission for coaches to contact recruits through various social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Andrew Francis is an assistant coach under Iowa head coach Fran McCaffrey. Daily Iowan: Can you first talk about the way recruiting has changed since your days of playing basketball in the early ’90s? Just give me a feel for the landscape as a whole now that technology is playing such a huge role throughout sporting media. Andrew Francis: Well, for me, my day was a long time ago . That’s a night and day change, but it’s more within the last 10 years, not 20, that the big change happened. The popularity of social networking and the popularity of forcing opinions out there grew. It could be bad for [recruits] to really take in all the attention, whereas before, you couldn’t quite take it in. Basically, it’s to the point that these athletes have fan bases. A lot of guys love that … obviously, it’s flattering and exciting. As long as guys have good mentors around them and are staying humble, I think it can be a good thing. DI: Was this rule change anticipated by your staff or had there been lobbying from people involved with the program regarding these pending
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Doris makes Olympic trials finals Iowa grad Troy Doris didn’t finish his senior season as a triple jumper the way he wanted to. After finishing fifth at the NCAA championships for the second-straight year, when he was expected to bring home gold, Doris left nationals feeling disappointed earlier this month. But now, he’s got a second chance to jump distances up to his expectations. The graduated senior placed ninth in the preliminary round of the U.S. track and field Olympic team trials on Thursday. Doris managed a 16.42-meter jump, just under his best perform-
Swimmers continue to compete in Olympic trials Three Hawkeye swimmers raced in their second events in the Olympic team trials in Omaha on Thursday. Recently graduated Paul Gordon took 59th in the men’s 100-meter freestyle with a time of 50.87 seconds. His teammates, senior-to-be Jordan Huff was .06 seconds behind him, taking 65th place with a time of 50.93. Neither Gordon nor Huff qualified for the semifinals of the event. Scot Robison came out on top in the preliminaries, recording a time of 49.08. Andrew Marciniak, who will be a junior in the fall, finished 112th (2:23.37) in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke. Clark Burckle won the preliminary with a time of 2:10.30. Junior-to-be Tyler Lentz will
ance of 16.48 meters at the NCAA championships. Doris’ personal best distance is 16.66 meters, which he set at the outdoor Big Ten championships in May. The ex-Hawkeye hit 16.07 meter in his first jump, then jumped his high 16.42 in the second, followed by a 16.22-meter leap on his third try. His second jump was far enough to place ninth and qualify for the finals. Christian Taylor, a two-time NCAA and one-time U.S. champion, won the prelim with a jump of 17.27 meters. Taylor followed by William Claye who measured 16.80 meters. Doris will compete in the men’s triple jump finals on Saturday. His event will begin at 6:40 p.m. CDT. — by Molly Irene Olmstead
compete in the men’s 200-meter individual medley on Friday. Lentz placed 67th in the men’s 400meter individual medley on Monday (4:30.79). Three Hawkeyes will compete in the men’s 50-meter freestyle on Saturday: sophomore-to-be Brian Donatelli, graduated senior Ryan Phelan, and junior-to-be Gianni Sesto. All three sprinters qualified for only the one event. Gordon, however, will race in his third event at the trials on Saturday. In addition to finishing in 59th place in the 100-free, the recent graduate took 71st place in the men’s 200-meter freestyle (1:52.24) on Tuesday. Gordon will swim in the men’s 100-meter butterfly on Saturday, along with teammate Byron Butler. Butler, who will be a senior in the fall, swam in the men’s 100meter backstroke on Tuesday and took 69th with a time of 57.42 seconds. — by Molly Irene Olmstead
Should Barnes have stayed in school? YES Ames native Harrison Barnes was selected as the No. 7 overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft — which is awesome, except for one thing. He’s only 20 years old. He’s only played two years of college ball. He’s still a kid. Barnes was rated at the No. 1 recruit in 2010’s high-school class, according to scout.com, after the Iowan led Ames High to two-consecutive a 4A state titles and perfect seasons his junior and senior year. The Little Cyclone averaged more than 26 points and 10 rebounds a game, not to mention 3 steals per contest. He could do it all. And when he went to college, he continued to do it all. Barnes went to North Carolina, where he earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors — an accolade shared by NBA greats such as Michael Jordan and Chris Bosh — and averaged an astounding 21.5 points per game. The Tar Heel shot more than 46 percent from the field, 38 percent from long
North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes talks on the phone moments after being selected No. 7 by Golden State during the NBA basketball draft on Thursday in Newark, N.J. (Associated Press/Julio Cortez) range, and 82 percent from the free-throw line during his freshman year. The Iowan scored 40 points in the ACC Tournament. And he kept it up. Barnes’ stat line didn’t change drastically during his sophomore year. He scored 17 points per game and shot 44 percent from the field. His 38 percent 3point success still put him among the top of the team
even though he was still an underclassman. Barnes was performing dynamically in the ACC, in a Tar Heels’ jersey. So why would be leave? He wasn’t going to get worse. If anything he’d get even better. The NBA would be waiting for him after he finished his fourth year wearing the Carolina blue. Barnes is 6-8, 215 pounds — he’s not a little
guy and won’t be pushed around too much in the NBA. He can hold his own in that respect. But what he’s lacking is court vision, experience, instinct. He’s a fantastic player, but he always will be. Why not hang around in college for two more years to keep gaining experience before jumping in with the big dogs? If Barnes had decided to continue his educaSEE BARNES, 5
Published on Jun 29, 2012