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INSIDE TODAY’S EDITION: UI education students are exploring how to teach about 9/11 to students too young to remember the terrorist attacks. Page 6A
‘I’d like the stay away from [the term ‘rebuilding year’], because that seems like we are taking a step back. We are actually moving forward, and we have a great group of guys with talented freshmen. We’re looking to go far again this year.’ — Alex Rummelhart, UI Ultimate Frisbee Club captain
Democrats say Iowa caucus contender Rick Perry is in “lockstep with the Tea Party,” but the Texas governor’s moderate positions on immigration show he deserves a closer look. Page 4A When she was in high school, Shelby Philips got 68 emails on the first night college coaches were allowed to contact her. Philips chose Iowa and is now excelling as one of only a few freshmen on the women’s golf team. Page 2B
Mason, Sharp appointed council Two members of the University of Iowa community were appointed to the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council. University of Iowa President Sally Mason and clinical urology Professor Victoria Sharp were among the 40-member council announced Tuesday by Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. The main goal of the council is to advise the Governor’s Office on ways to improve education and innovation, as well as the economic development of Iowa. Through the efforts, the members will seek to better educate students at a younger age. — by Dora Grote
Stocks fall again NEW YORK — Europe's debt problems rumbled through global financial markets again Tuesday. U.S. stocks fell sharply in early trading when it appeared that European markets were heading for a second-straight day of deep losses. The Dow Jones industrial average lost as many as 307 points by 10:45 a.m. Late-day recoveries in both the U.S. and Europe left indexes with relatively modest losses. The Dow ended down 101 points. "It's becoming a pattern that the U.S. market breathes a sign of relief once trading in Europe is finished," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial. — Associated Press
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Iowa senior Alex Rummelhart participates in a passing drill during the UI Ultimate Frisbee Club’s practice earlier this month. Rummelhart, a team captain, led the team to third place at nationals in May. Page 1B (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley)
Experts eye Latino vote Experts split on where the Latino vote will fall in 2012 election.
StarRez, the new housing information software cost more than $100,000.
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Experts say the Latino vote will play an important role in determining whether President Obama will remain in office for another four years. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, the Latino population voted in favor of the Democrats by 67 percent in 2008, while only accounting for 53 percent of the Democratic vote in 2004. While the Latino vote has been widely Democratic in the last three elections, experts said, they aren’t sure who the Latino population will support in 2012. “… President Obama swung [the Democratic vote] back for a variety of reasons,” University of Iowa Associate Professor of political science Tim Hagle said. “But this doesn’t necessarily mean that trend is going to continue into this election.” Many experts, including Hagle, describe the Latino vote as a pendulum that may swing from the left back toward the center in the upcoming presidential election, caused by candidates overlooking key issues affecting the Latino population. But Rene Rocha, a UI assis-
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tant professor of political science, said the government hasn’t neglected the issues. “I think President Obama has been unable to make large immigration reforms because much of his attention has been focused on broader economic policies,” Rocha said. “Obama tried and failed to pass the Dream Act, but through other avenues has been able to make some reforms that have been quite influential.”
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UI student Crystal Nuci, a member of the Latino community, believes the Republican effort to gain the Latino vote will fall short. “I think it would be hard for Republicans to get more of the Latino vote because the values that have been instilled in us lend themselves toward the mindset of the Democrats,” she said. SEE LATINOS, 3A
Nicole Rae, 18, shook her head jealously after hearing the options students will have for roommate selection next year. “If I would have been matched up with a person who has the same likes and dislikes as me, it would have made living with her easier,” the University of Iowa freshman said. UI Residence Life will implement a new roommate-matching system this fall for students applying to live in residence halls in the 2012 school year. The profiling system is a part of StarRez, the new housing information software officials recently purchased. The software costs more than $100,000. With the new profiling system, students will have more control over roommate selection, said Ryan Cohenour, the Residence Life coordinator. He said students living in the residence halls next year will complete a additional questionnaires to the housing preferences students currently fill out. “The benefit is that it takes me out of it and lets students choose,” Cohenour SEE ROOMMATES, 3A
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A UI custodian will finally return to school in January. By JOHN STAAK email@example.com
As the smoke cleared, Ed Phipps tried to open his car door. It wouldn’t budge. He panicked, afraid the car might explode into flames — a fear he said was developed from watching too many action movies. When he finally escaped the damaged vehicle, he stumbled toward the other driver. Her head was draped over the steering wheel, motionless. That was more than four years ago. In the blink of an eye, Phipps went from starting his second year of college to putting all plans on hold. After high school, he had waited a few years to begin his college career. He was forced to wait even longer after that tragic August morning in 2007. But today, the 32-yearold UI custodian said he
looks forward to finally starting classes again in January. Phipps was all set to start his second year of business classes at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids when he hit a wall of bad luck. The day before classes, the Iowa City native drove to Cedar Rapids to speak with the school’s financial-aid office. Out of nowhere, a car pulled out of a parking lot immediately in front of him. He was driving in a 45 mph zone. “I probably had about one second on the brake before I hit her,” Phipps said. That second may have saved his life. Slamming down hard on the brakes with all his might, he broke his foot in two places and his three middle toes. The front of both cars smashed into each other, creating smoke and confusion. He sat motionless for a few minutes. After getting out of the car to check on other driver, the bystanders told him to sit down and wait for help. After around 10 minutes, an ambulance rushed Phipps to Mercy Hospital
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in Cedar Rapids. In addition to his foot, he had broken his right hand and nose. After about four or five hours, he was released to face a different life. His desire for a college education had to be put on hold for recovery. Just three months after the crash, he started working a second job to compensate for his time off. At first, physical therapy consumed a lot of his time, but today, Phipps works around 70 hours per week between his custodial job at the UI and his position at Hardee’s in Coralville. Phipps said, for a while, he was bitter about the accident. At a certain point, though, he decided all he could do was take a few positives from the accident. He said by putting off school for a few years, he was able to lessen the
financial burden of education. Albert Roy, one of Phipps’s coworkers at Hardee’s, said he didn’t know about Phipps’s crash. “Ed has never to the best of my knowledge let that keep him down or get in the way of his job performance,” Roy said. “I know that I can count on him.” After four years of constant work, Phipps plans on enrolling in classes in January. For him, receiving an education is essential. “My life’s really going to start to pick up,” he said. “I’m going to be doing a lot more things that I want to be doing.” He said he would love to start studying political science, and he hopes to start classes at the UI after a semester at Kirkwood. As of now, he is not entirely sure where school will lead him. “I think I’m going to be better off than ever before,” Phipps said. “You know something like that, you can’t have it change you. It’s a matter of whether it’s going to be for better or worse.”
METRO/WORLD City moves ahead on Riverfront Crossings The Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to begin an urban-renewal project in the Riverfront Crossings area. The project will increase residential and commercial development, said City Councilor Regenia Bailey. The project will be subsized by tax-increment financing. The area was heavily affected by the 2008 flood and has needed restoration since the flooding. The area, which is near downtown, provides an ideal location for residential development, city officials have said. Work will begin with the west side of the river, and the renovations will add a significant increase in the amount of taxable value, officials have said. — by Asmaa Elkeurti
Panel studies municipal district The proposal for a Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District was sent to the city planning commission Tuesday. The committee will eventually make a recommendation to the Iowa City City Council in order to move on with the project, City Councilor Regenia Bailey. Businesses in the district would see a tax increase of $2 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. The petition, which has 38 percent of votes from the proposed
district area, well above the required 25 percent, went to the City Clerk’s Office, and the city staff has validated the signatures, said Karen Kubby, the municipal-district committee chairwoman and owner of Beadology, 220 E. Washington St. City Council notified the Planning and Zoning Commission, but did not hold any public hearings or take action on the issue at its Tuesday meeting. The commission will meet Sept. 15 and make a recommendation. The City Council will need three readings before the ordinance can become law; that is expected to happen this fall, Kubby said. “This is just an opportunity for the downtown and North Side to collectively help ourselves to really create, with a really dynamic set of areas, into an even more dynamic and diverse area,” she said. “It’s time for private sector to step up and say it’s time for us to pay a little bit more knowing we’re going to be the beneficiaries.” — by Asmaa Elkeurti
Woman charged with domestic abuse Iowa City police arrested a pregnant woman Sunday after she allegedly assaulted the father of her child while intoxicated. Danielle Davis, 26, 2430 Muscatine Ave. Apt. 26, was charged Sunday with domesticabuse assault without intent causing injury.
According to a police complaint, officers were dispatched to Davis’ residence at 5:17 a.m., after reports of a dispute between a male and female. Once officers arrived, the male allegedly stepped outside with visible abrasions to his forehead and cheek. The man told police the abrasions occurred after he had called Davis a name and she allegedly hit him and pushed him off the bed. He told police he then left the room, and Davis allegedly proceeded to barricade the door with her body. The report said he attempted to get inside, but gave up and had a cigarette. Davis then allegedly locked the door to the house, prompting the man to call police. The complaint said both subjects admitted to drinking, and Davis told police she had several rum and cokes, a couple shots of liquor, and that she is approximately three months’ pregnant with their child. — by Brittany Till
City moves to survey UniverCity property As a part of the UniverCity program, which aims to enrich and diversify areas near downtown, the city of Iowa City purchased property on 336 S. Governor St. on Aug. 8. The city must survey the lot because of issues with the abstract of the property. Lines that define the boundaries are unclear, and the city is looking to distinguish those boundaries, said City Councilor Regenia Bailey. The lot was established in
1866. The City Council voted Tuesday to give authorization to take care of the property deal by surveying the lot. — by Asmaa Elkeurti
Auditor lists fraud DES MOINES — Extra paychecks, self-help books, bottles of whiskey and beer, all charged to taxpayers living in small, rural communities and taken — according to state investigators — by those entrusted to keep the municipal books. And, according to statistics kept by the Iowa Auditor’s Office, this type of municipal fraud is happening, or at least coming to light, much more often than in the past. Between 1996 and 2005, the auditor’s office conducted seven special investigations into the finances of cities with populations of fewer than 700 in which money came up unaccounted for or missing. Since 2006, there have been 32 such investigations with similar results. That’s nearly five times as many in about half the time. Officials point to several factors for the increase: a tough economy, a weak state law and the willingness of citizens to step forward in the wake of the Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium scandal of 2006. But they acknowledge that their efforts likely fall short. “I don’t think for a second that we’re getting all of it that’s out there,” state Auditor David Vaudt said. — Associated Press
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In the last presidential election, Obama earned 95 percent of the African American vote, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. But the Latino community doesn’t share the same level of uniformity, Hagle said. “One way Republicans can get the Latino vote is by focusing on some of the social issues that Latinos typically remain conservative on,” he said. “The important thing is to target the wedge issues which can divide people and get them to affiliate with one party or the other.”
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said. When filling out the questionnaire, students will complete a series of categories based on students’ living preferences. These questions will be based on a one to five “liker” scale, one being the least and five being the greatest, Cohenour said. Once these questions are answered, the student’s profile will be put into the UI computer system and compared with those of other students. The computer will rank students based on their compatibility, and students can then choose to send a “roommate request” to a compatible student. “It is much like a friend request on Facebook.” Cohenour said. “The person
He said those social issues include abortion, economic policy, and immigration. Experts said the only way to swing the vote is to find a Republican candidate willing to take a more liberal stance on some issues. “If Republicans want to gain a greater portion of the Latino vote, they will have to talk about immigration in a more ethnicneutral way and become more liberal on some economic policies,” Rocha said. In an effort to specifically target the Latino community, candidates often run advertisements in Spanish and on occasion address largely Latino crowds by speaking Spanish. A total of $4,039,340 alone was spent by both parties to broadcast 14 Spanish-lan-
guage advertisements related to the presidential campaign from April 3 to Nov. 5, 2008, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. “Utilizing advertisements in Spanish shows a certain level of respect and a form of getting their message across that I believe the Hispanic voters react to well,” Hagle said. But Rocha said that doesn’t have a large effect on the Latino community because it’s seen as “symbolic appeals instead of substantive appeals.” “It doesn’t really make a difference that candidates speak or advertise in Spanish,” UI student Alejandra Gonzalez said. “They just need more voters so it’s kind of a means to an end for them.”
receiving the request can either accept it or decline it.” Lisa Ludovico, the assistant director of the residence department at Iowa State University, said that after her 20 years of research, she found a roommate-profiling system does not guarantee roommate satisfaction nor does it increase the level of roommate compatibility. Students may answer the same question the exact same way but it may not matter, she said. “The questions asked are only subjective,” she said. “One person may think [an] early [sleep time] is 8:30 p.m. and another person may think early is 1 a.m. The only real roommatequestion is breaker whether or not they want a smoking or nonsmoking room.” Ludovico said parents also play a big factor for freshmen. “A lot of parents fill out
housing contracts for freshmen and fill out the questions based on what she wants for her son,” Ludovico said. “When in reality her son may be a slob who stays out till 2 a.m.” However, Jean Wiesley, an assistant business manager in the department of residence at the University of Northern Iowa, said the new roommate-matching system, identical to the one being implemented at the UI, has had positive feedback from students since starting in September 2010. “Our students do truly like and value their ability to create a profile,” Ludovico said. Students have used the system to choose their roommate and have had success. UI officials said they look forward to giving students more of an opportunity to choose their roommate this fall.
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Romney unveils plan By KASIE HUNT Associated Press
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Casting himself as America’s CEO, Republican presidential-nomination hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday outlined a sweeping economic plan that would reduce regulations and taxes on companies, sanction China over its currency practices, and weaken the clout of labor unions. Trying to hold off surging rival Rick Perry, Romney traveled to economically suffering Nevada and stood inside a giant truck warehouse to deliver his multi-point plan designed to position him as the GOP contender with the most comprehensive approach to fixing the economy. “This is a business plan for America,” Romney told supporters as he promoted his plan as one designed to modernize an economy he says is still oriented toward earlier decades — and held up General Electric CEO Jack Welch and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs as “real deal” leaders in the U.S. economy. It’s a version of the economic pitch Romney has been making throughout the campaign so far — but it’s now been sharpened to highlight how his privatesector record contrasts with Perry, the Texas governor, who has held elected office for more than two decades. In his speech Tuesday, Romney barely mentioned his own four years as governor of Massachusetts. Perry’s campaign sharply criticized Romney immediately after the address. “As governor of Massachusetts,
Mitt Romney failed to create a pro-jobs environment,” Perry spokesman Mark Miner said in a statement. When Romney was governor, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 in job creation. Romney’s plan calls for reducing or eliminating several taxes, extracting more U.S. oil, coal, and natural gas, expanding trade pacts and slashing federal spending. His campaign distributed the 160page booklet, and he explained it in an at-times rambling speech delivered without prepared text or a teleprompter. Democrats called his plan wrong-headed and doomed to fail. Taxes already are near historic lows, they noted, and many employers say weak consumer demand is more troubling than taxes or regulation. Romney portrayed his plan as a bold vision to lower the nation’s unemployment rate, now at 9.1 percent. “America should be a job machine: jobs being created all the time, people looking for employees to join their enterprises,” he said. Many of his proposals are not new, although they could cause fierce debates in Congress if pursued. He would seek a balancedbudget amendment to the Constitution, cut nonsecurity discretionary spending by 5 percent, eliminate the estate tax, and undo the 2010 healthcare overhaul championed by President Obama. The jobs plan is Romney’s first major policy statement since he announced his candidacy
in June. It came two days ahead of Obama’s scheduled speech on jobs before a joint session of Congress. Romney’s campaign predicted that his overall plan would lead to 4 percent annual growth in the U.S. economy and create 11.5 million new jobs over four years. The campaign did not provide details of how it reached those projections, which are certain to be challenged by Democrats, independent groups, and perhaps his GOP rivals. Winning Congressional approval for such proposals could prove difficult even if Republicans keep their House majority in the 2012 elections and take over the Senate. Senate Democrats would likely retain filibuster powers. First, of course, Romney must win the Republican nomination, which eluded him in 2008. Many party insiders saw him as this year’s early front-runner until Perry jumped in and shot to the top of polls. Texas has gained many thousands of jobs during Perry’s decade as governor, pressuring Romney and the other contenders to persuade GOP voters they can do a better job of attacking unemployment. Romney called for lowering the corporate income tax to 25 percent from the current 35 percent. That rate is high compared with other advanced economies, but a host of tax breaks allow many U.S. companies to pay little or no corporate tax. Romney said a lower rate would encourage companies to keep more operations within the United States.
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New IC lobbyist hiring laudable Another representative, contracted rather than elected, will prove beneficial for Iowa City. Iowa City City Manager Tom Markus has proposed hiring a lobbyist who would help represent the city to state legislators in Des Moines. Officials formally introduced the plans to the City Council at a meeting Tuesday night. Hiring a city lobbyist at a modest price will be a solid and timely investment for the city. Iowa City’s interests are unique, perhaps especially in the state of Iowa, and a lobbyist will provide both an additional voice for the community and efficient communication between our city councilors and our elected representatives. Iowa City representatives working in Des Moines are currently more likely to focus on statewide rather than local issues, which means that communications between Iowa City and state legislators have been conducted with literal and figurative gaps. And while the city does have access to certain lobbyists, Markus explained that these lobbyists “serve only the causes that organizations of cities [such as the Iowa League of Cities] have already coalesced together in supporting” and cannot be used to “serve the specific goals and intentions unique to the Iowa City area.” In the past few years, the city has pushed for Chicago-to-Iowa City passenger rail service, an expenditure that many legislators in Des Moines may oppose without giving much analytical consideration. This is just one example of an issue that Iowa City, a primarily Democratic district, may have trouble pushing in a Republican-led Iowa House of Representatives. Markus cites the main role of the proposed lobbyist position as being “to establish frequent and consistent contact between state legislators and the City Council, making it easier for the council to be aware of developments in legislation that could be beneficial to the goals of Iowa City.” Specifically, he expressed hopes a lobbyist would bring Iowa City “important concessions in grants” and that added that even minor improvements in this area “would warrant the initial investment.” Officials estimate the cost would be between $25,000 to $30,000 annually, or approximately 60 hours of Gov. Terry Branstad’s new tax-paid lawyer fees. Other cities in Iowa (including Coralville and Cedar Rapids) have contracted lobbyists to help serve their
particular interests, and their representatives have expressed satisfaction with their investments. “They can tell us what piece of legislation is coming down almost hour by hour,” said Cedar Falls City Councilor John Runchey. “We decide where we’re going to be on these issues before the Legislature goes into session.” While he stressed that he would not “attribute it all to the work of lobbying,” Markus said he believes lobbying has, at least partially, “helped these cities do well in terms of grants and departmental staffing,” and said he thinks that lobbying could do the same for Iowa City. Aside from acting as a constant line of communication for the city, Markus also said he believes the position will eventually evolve into one that provides related services. He listed such possibilities as “setting up ideas with legislators, keeping track of the agendas of both the state and Iowa City, and monitoring the political climate in Des Moines.” The uncertainty of the exact specifications of the job may seem unsettling, but Markus sees that as one of the greatest benefits. “If the plan is accepted, Iowa City would be putting in a [Request For Proposal], meaning that individual applicants to the position will be required to propose their visions for the job.” Markus described this method as a “good learning experience for the city.” He said, “The council will be able to evaluate the proposals of each of the applicants and, based on that, decide what would be the most effective use of the position.” Iowa City is home to the most notable university in the state, a distinction that carries a necessity for unique political interests. The University of Iowa is also designated as a research university, which necessitates a higher frequency of long-term investments in order to achieve the goals expected of such a community. The district is a tourist attraction, which means it must work to accommodate visitors as well as its current residents. Hiring a lobbyist is often accompanied by negative connotations. Iowa City’s new contract may help to buck that trend. Your turn. Is hiring a lobbyist a good idea? Weigh in at dailyiowan.com.
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New student activity fees concerning I have a major concern as not only a student of the University of Iowa but also a member of the Iowa City/Coralville community. Throughout my involvement at the UI, one great outlet for not only students but also community members has been the use of the Field House Recreational Center. From the perspective of one who has been a part of many different student organizations,
the Field House has provided a great location for not just a workout space but also for sharing the various activities provided by the many student groups. In the past year, with the building of the new Recreational Center, a new policy has surfaced, which, along with higher student fees, has now forced the community to pay for any involvement with the university’s student groups. After speaking with a representative of Recreational Services, it was stated that the
idea behind this change was a higher focus on student involvement. However, I do not see how restricting the community from becoming involved will further the involvement of the students. Much of what makes many activities appealing is being able to see the success of the group in general, which these new fees are now hindering in great masses. I know for a fact that one great student group that has brought many communities together across the
nation as well as the students themselves has been forced to move its location simply due to this fact. Another group that I have more recently become involved with is also a victim of these restrictions. Though it may be common sense, it still must be stated that it appears the only thing driving much of this university is profit. How can anyone give to something that doesn’t reciprocate? Christopher Dunlay UI graduate student
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At a campaign event in New Hampshire over the weekend, 2012 caucus contender Gov. Rick Perry called for “strategic fencing.” Of course, my first thought was, “Finally, a viable presidential candidate who knows a few things about sabers and foils.” I read on to realize the Texas Republican was talking about border policy, not the Olympic battle sport. Asked whether he supports a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border, the Associated Press reports Perry said, “No, I don’t support a fence on the border. The fact is, it’s 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso. Two things: How long you think it would take to build that? And then if you build a 30-foot wall from El Paso to Brownsville, the 35-foot ladder business gets real good.” While some hard-line conservatives call for a solid wall along the entire border (and some Republicans have even mentioned electrifying the border), Perry wants to target the barriers at drug violence. And that’s not the only immigration issue on which Perry splits with the right. Conservative immigration group Numbers USA gives Perry a Dminus grade. And Tom Tancredo — perhaps the staunchest of illegalimmigration opponents — wrote in a Politico piece earlier this year, “Perry’s only true conservative positions on borders involve calling for an end to sanctuary cities and signing a voter-ID law. While I support these measures, they don’t make up for the rest of his positions on immigration. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.” And, for instance, Perry signed the Texas law giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition at the state’s universities. “To punish these young Texans for their parents’ actions is not what America has always been about,”
Perry told New Hampshire’s Union Leader before he stepped into the Republicannomination race. This is the same Rick Perry who Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky said “is in lockstep with the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party.” The same guy who’s been called Tea Party + Bush” by the liberal blog Think Progress. The very same Rick Perry painted as loony secessionist by the national media. And he’s not the only Southwestern governor whose reasonable immigration plans have been overlooked by critics looking to paint the politician as a radical. Fellow caucus candidate Gov. Gary Johnson, for example, wants to make immigration much easier and let Mexicans come here to get jobs and pay taxes. To combat drug violence, Johnson would push to legalize marijuana. The legal immigration process under a Johnson administration would be easier, but cheaters would be kicked out. Sounds like a plan even mainstream Democrats could get on board with. But unfortunately, the only coverage Johnson gets (when he gets any at all) is about his stance on pot, which is generally used to make Johnson seem like a novelty Republican. And don’t forget George W. Bush. He was a strong supporter of temporary-worker programs, pushed to cut processing times on immigration applications, and led the charge for comprehensive reform in 2007 that would have included a path to citizenship for illegals. Both of those positions seem to have been easily forgotten by Bush opponents and he gets cast — similar to Rick Perry — as a far-right politician, out of touch with reasonable policies. So is Perry really lock-step with the Tea Party like Iowa’s top Democrat says? No. Is he a good candidate? I don’t think so, but he still ought to be judged on his positions. Relying on over-simplified designations like “Tea Party” only serve to distract people from real issues and positions.
Veteran: Why is the United States still fighting? As a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan reflecting on my time in service, I’m not sure why the United States continues to fight the War on Terror. The horrible terrorist acts on 9/11 were not because of religion as many continue to claim, but the fact that violent occupations lead to violent In responses. 1998 and 2002, Osama bin Laden declared that the U.S. policy of supporting corrupt regimes in the Middle East and killing scoresof civilians in Iraq through sanctions was the reason he would attack America. Americans would not tolerate foreigners creating pain and suffering on our people, so why should we
expect others to tolerate American foreign policy that has caused so many problems abroad? Robert Pape, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago, showed that 95 percent of all suicide bombings are not motivated by religion or ethnicity, but to repel a foreign occupation. American foreign intervention has historically led to numerous negative unintended consequences around the world. In 1953, the CIA overthrew a democratically elected government in Iran and installed a pro-U.S. dictator for the benefit of Western oil countries. By 1979, the people of Iran had enough and overthrew the shah, but another government was installed that repressed the
people even more. Christopher Coyne, a professor of economics at George Mason University, found an overwhelming majority of countries in which the United States intervened in the past century haven’t even become as “free” as Iran is now. Iran isn’t the only failure of note. The prime minister of “free” Iraq routinely arrests political opponents. Afghanistan, where drug lords (supported by the U.S. government) run the country, is more unsafe than ever, the government itself is incompetent and lacking legitimacy among the people, and the U.S.-backed government has been a major point of contention between longtime nuclearweapon-armed rivals India and Pakistan. The drone-
bombing campaign in Pakistan indiscriminately kills civilians. The U.S. government worked closely with the Muammar Qaddafi regime to rendition terror suspects in Libya among other types of aid, before working with the rebels (many of whom fought and killed Americans in Iraq). These interventions have been far too costly in blood and treasure; 3,000 Americans died on 9/11, and another 5,500 have died “fighting for freedom” overseas. Thousands of Americans suffer from mental trauma or have become amputees because of these wars without end. More than 100,000 Iraqis and tens of thousands of Afghans have died. There is no way to know how much these wars will cost in the
long run, but economist Joseph Stiglitz thinks it will be far beyond $3 trillion. Ultimately, we have become less free because of the War on Terror. The Patriot Act has allowed the US government to spy on citizens. Americans sacrifice privacy at the airport, despite the Transportation Security Administration is mostly incapable of securing airports or detecting threats. The FBI created a massive network of agents provocateur to justify draconian antiterrorist laws. Veterans are murdered during no-knock SWAT raids absent any evidence of wrongdoing. Food cooperatives are being raided by government agents for the Very Serious Crime of selling raw milk.
The motivations for the War on Terror are nebulous at best. Many say this War on Terror is a war for oil and other natural resources. Others claim the War on Terror is simply to perpetuate the defense industry. Some contend it “spreads democracy” and keeps America safe. Whatever the purpose, the War on Terror has clearly been negative for millions here and abroad, and now is simply time to end it. The freedom Americans believe is being defended by troops overseas is being destroyed at home by their own government. Drew Hjelm is a senior studying economics and management-information systems at the University of Iowa.
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UI counseling numbers steady Psychology Professor Michael O’Hara believes steady demand for counseling services could mean a decrease in social stigma attached to counseling. By RISHABH R. JAIN email@example.com
While the number of visitors to the University Counseling Service has remained level over the last few years, funding for the program has grown slightly, and officials said they’re doing more to serve students. Since the 2007-08 school year, the number of students visiting the counseling service each year has only grown by around 20 students. In addition to hiring a new staff member two years ago, the counseling service has introduced initial appointment slots throughout the week to be able to see students requesting counseling more often and at a faster pace. “We strive to see students who request counseling the same day or following day of the request,” said Sam Cochran, the program’s director. “Sometimes this takes longer but hopefully, not too much longer.” The counseling service has been allocated slightly more than $1 million this year, an increase of 1.5 percent over last year. The service is funded by the University of Iowa’s General Education Fund, and it hasn’t been affected by recent cuts in funding because it is related to student health and safety — a priority for the Office of Student Life. Michael O’Hara, a UI professor of psychology, says that while steady demand for the counseling services could mean that there is a drop in stigma attached to seeking such counseling along with increase in support for students, it could also mean an increase in rates of students with mental-health problems, which is alarming. Nevertheless, he acknowledges the importance of counseling. “These problems that students have can diminish their social and academic life, and in that respect, it is good to know that more students are seeking men-
tal-health services,” he said. The largest number of the counseling-service users come for what staff call “phase of life” problems, including academic issues, identity issues, and relationship problems. There are also a substantial number who seek help for anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. And 10 percent of the patients last year were seeking help for substance abuse. A study presented at the annual conference of American Psychology Association in 2010 indicates an increase in number of students with moderate to severe depression from 34 percent in August 1997 to 41 percent in September 2009 at a mid-sized private university. UI junior Patrick Kelleher, who approached the counseling service for anxiety-related problems, believes the service is a great asset for the university, especially because the service is free for students. “At first, I was a little apprehensive of the whole idea of getting counseling, but everyone there was really warm and hospitable,” he said. “You’d be surprised to know how much anxiety you can relieve just by talking to someone.” The counseling service doesn’t, however, prescribe medicine to students; instead, it refers students needing prescriptions to Student Health. O’Hara noted that professionals need to use care with prescription medicines. “We have to be careful [with prescription medicines],” he said. “It isn’t a best first choice, especially if situation can be solved with psychotherapy. But many people today want quick fixes and medicines do help.” He noted the role of big pharmaceutical companies in increasing the use of psychotropic medicines via advertisements mostly on TV.
The Daily Iowan - Iowa City, Iowa - Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 5A
BLOTTER Scott Barker, 42, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Stephen Bartuce, 40, Arlinton Hgts, Ill., was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Parish Bennett, 23, 2401 Highway 6 E. Apt. 303, was charged Aug. 12 with simple assault and fifth-degree criminal mischief. Audra Brinlee, 20, 815 E. Burlington St., was charged Monday with keeping a disorderly house. Benjamin Bruggeman, 34, Monticello, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Andrew Cisco, 18, 135 Rienow, was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Elizabeth Collins, 19, S145 Currier, was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Michael Coons, 48, Anamosa, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Terri Curtis, 38, North Liberty, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Paula Denison, 43, North Liberty, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Mitchell Devlin, 27, Lamont, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Curtis Durr, 18, 304 Slater, was charged Sept. 3 with PAULA/supplying alcohol to those under 21. Richard Edwards, 32, North Liberty, was charged Monday with disorderly conduct. Christopher Engelbrecht, 24, Davenport, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Ujio Fifi, 20, Coralville, was charged Monday with driving with a suspended/canceled license. Blaine Flanagan, 20, 627 Iowa Ave. Apt. 2, was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Nicholas Ford, 27, Fort Dodge, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. James Funke, 26, Edgewood, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Willie Garrett III, 34, Coralville, was charged Monday with simple assault. Tyler Gaswint, 22, 804 S. Van Buren St., was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Katie Golien, 23, Muscatine, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Jeffrey Greiner, 34, Grundy Center, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public.
Ty Herdlicka, 30, 746 Bay Ridge Drive, was charged Monday with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Aaron Holmes, 19, Dubuque, was charged Sept. 2 with PAULA/supplying alcohol to those under 21. Emily House, 25, North Liberty, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Todd Hyink, 26, Muscatine, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Stacy Ireland, 23, Marion, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Angela Johnson, 26, Newell, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Jessica Johnson, 28, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Korey Ketschke, 21, 804 S. Van Buren St., was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Angela Klaassen, 26, Pomeroy, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Courteny Knebel, 21, Jesup, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Steven Korman, 53, Dubuque, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Michael Kubas, 30, Chicago, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Troy Long, 24, Muscatine, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Michael Maker, 30, Waterloo, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Xzavier Mallard, 20, 203 Myrtle Ave. Apt. 215, was charged June 27 with possession of marijuana and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Dong Mao, 21, 34 Lincoln Ave. Apt. 8, was charged Sept. 2 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Alyssa Marti, 30, Eldridge, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public.
Mallory Mccarthy, 22, Burr Ridge, Ill., was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Michael Mcdole, 33, 2430 Muscatine Ave. Apt. 9, was charged Monday with public intoxication. Emily Mcquire, 28, Dubuque, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Ross Meany, 21, 623 E. Burlington St., was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Kendra Meltzer, 19, 426C Mayflower, was charged Sept. 2 with public intoxication and unlawful use of an authentic driver’s license. Christopher Montez, 18, 146 Rienow, was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Ryan Moray, 18, 127 Rienow, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Barry Muilenburg, 40, Newton, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Brittany Murray, 19, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Kory Nelson, 21, Grundy Center, Iowa, was charged Monday with public intoxication. Olivia Neuhaus, 35, Manchester, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Adam Nusser, 18, Coralville, was charged Monday with public intoxication. Dean Palmer, 44, North Liberty, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Deborah Pape, 48, Des Moines, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Michelle Pettit, 33, Solon, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Trenton Place, 30, 2780 Triple Crown Lane Apt. 12, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Lisa Ray, 35, Davenport, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Trevor Rhiner, 23, 17 S. Governor St., was charged Feb. 26 with possession of marijuana and public intoxication.
Zachary Reuter, 19, 633 S. Dodge Apt. 6, was charged Sept. 3 with PAULA/supply alcohol to those under 21. Jessica Runyon, 33, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Nicholas Schoeberi, 19, N 350 Hillcrest, was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Roger Seei, 48, Dallas Center, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Peter Selinger, 18, 1343 Slater, was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michelle Shoppa, 23, Muscatine, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Lindsey Sinn, 29, 436 Southgate Ave. Apt. 302, was charged Monday with public intoxication. Jonathon Slomski, 29, Gilberts, Ill., was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Ronda Stout, 50, Columbus Junction, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Swanson, 58, Jeffrey Davenport, was charged May 4 with second-degree theft. Tegan Tabaka, 22, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. James Tucker, 55, address unknown, was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Jessica Van Maanen, 33, Altoona, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Veneziano, 22, Antonio Dubuque, was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Joshua Wachendorf, 27, North Liberty, was charged Sept. 3 with public intoxication. Scott White, 22, Dubuque, was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Sandra Widdel, 48, Reinbeck, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Dale Wilkinson, 35, Ely, Iowa, was charged Sept. 3 with possession of an open alcohol container in public. Christopher Yates, 54, address unknown, was charged Monday with trespassing.
6A - The Daily Iowan - Iowa City, Iowa - Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Man charged with burglary Iowa City police arrested a homeless man after he allegedly broke into a woman’s house and threatened to kill her. Victor Van Pelt, 47, address unknown, was charged Monday with second-degree burglary. The complaint said Van Pelt allegedly entered a woman’s home despite having a no-contact order. The defendant allegedly broke a window to gain entry after the woman would not let him inside. Once inside, Van Pelt allegedly chased the womn and threatened to kill her. The complaint said the woman fled the residence, and the defendant continued to pursue her. The report said Van Pelt was unable to keep up, and he allegedly went back to the alleged victim’s house and waited for her to come home. The woman called police, and the defendant was taken into custody, the report said. — by Brittany Till
Police ask of help in Dane’s Dairy break-in The Iowa City police would like the public’s cooperation in identifying the two subjects responsible for robbing Dane’s Dairy last month, according to a press release. The release said video surveillance captured the two subjects breaking into the business Aug. 25 at 1430 Willow Creek Drive around 3:15 a.m. by breaking through a window. Surveillance shows the subjects tried to take apart the security system to avoid being caught, but the system retained footage despite serious damage, the release said. Though the business was ransacked, it does not house cash, and nothing was taken, the release said. Iowa City Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest of the suspects. — by Brittany Till
2 charged in taxi theft Iowa City police arrested two local men after they allegedly stole a taxi cab. Philip Bowen, 20, address unknown, was charged Tuesday with operating a vehicle without consent and Mikkel Shelton-Tipton, 19, address unknown, was charged Tuesday
with third-degree burglary of a unoccupied vehicle and OWI. Complaints said officers were dispatched to the intersection of Gilbert and Burlington Streets after a report of a taxi taken without the owner’s permission. GPS on the car located the vehicle at the above location, where police reportedly found Bowen and Shelton-Tipton had parked the car in the Chauncey parking ramp after allegedly driving it a couple of blocks. Officers reported signs of intoxication on Shelton-Tipton after which he allegedly told police he was intoxicated. Shelton-Tipton had a preliminary breath test of .167. Both defendants allegedly stole money from the center console of the cab. The report said officers found $498 in Bowen’s pocket and an envelope containing $261.55 along with the keys to the taxi in Shelton-Tipton’s pocket. Complaints said Bowen admitted post-Miranda that he had suggested to SheltonTipton to steal the vehicle and drive because he was not comfortable driving. Bowen allegedly repeatedly said, “I did it” and “I’m guilty.” — by Brittany Till
Pretrial meeting postponed in UI case A pretrial conference involving former University of Iowa employee has been rescheduled, according to court documents. Ravi Sood, a former visiting associate in the UI Nuclear Medicine Department, filed a suit against the UI, UI Hospitals and Clinics, state Board of Regents, and Michael Graham, director of nuclear medicine in the Carver College of Medicine in January 2010 alleging a breach of an employment contract. Sood began work in the department in July 2008, but he had his full clinical privileges revoked less than a month after he was granted them, court documents said. Sood alleges Graham and the UI did not follow the correct process outlined by the UIHC before terminating his privileges. The lawsuit also claimed Graham allegedly forced him to sign a document that reduced his time commitment to 55 percent time. — by Eric Moore
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Associate ProfessorBruce Fehni lectures his class on Tuesday. Fehni, who has taught this class for 17 years, is covering how to teach about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to students too young to remember the events. (The Daily Iowan/ Anthony Bauer)
Prepping for teaching 9/11 Bruce Fehn asked the group of upperclassman and graduate students to grade his lesson. By MELISSA DAWKINS firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday afternoon, 18 University of Iowa education students sat captivated as their professor asked them to remember the events of 9/11. Bruce Fehn, a UI associate professor of teaching and learning, asked the class members to form discussion groups, in which they reported on interviews they previously conducted with family members or friends regarding 9/11. Though most students were able to engage in conversation about the terrorist attacks, Fehn reminded them they would soon be responsible for educating a growing population of stu -
dents who do not remember the attacks. And if the group activity seems a bit elementary, that’s because it is supposed to be. The exercise — aimed at equipping young teachers with the tools necessary to tackle the sensitive and complicated issues associated with 9/11 — was part of Fehn’s Instructional Methods for Social Studies Teachers course. “One of the largest challenges is understanding the complicated nature of the event and enabling students to understand it,” Fehn said after the course. And to help his students learn how to do just that, Fehn explained the concept of “Powerful Social Studies” — learning how to engage a group of students in “meaningful, integrative, value-based, challenging, and active” learning environments. And as one of those students, Jennifer Connelly said she was eager
Powerful Social Studies Teaching Bruce Fehn teaches his students how to engage a class. • Five categories • Improve social skills • Improve civic awareness • Clearer vision Source: Bruce Fehn, UI associate professor of teaching and learning
to learn how to approach the subject in future classrooms. “I really want to be sensitive to everyone and everyone’s family experience,” she said, noting that the effects of the attack are still recognizable today. “Many people know someone directly affected.” Nancy Bruski, a clinical social worker from Evanston, Ill., echoed that belief, noting that a child’s developmental level and family background would also need to be taken into consideration when teaching about 9/11. “Teaching about 9/11 requires the same degree
“It’s the present as well. [9/11] went from one isolated event to spanning 10 years. It’s still going on.” — UI student Jennifer Connelly of educational expertise and sensitivity … that any moment in history requires,” she said. Future students will not have the same emotional connection to the date that adults have developed, she said. Fehn is confident about his students being able to engage their future pupils. “They are extremely bright students,” he said with a smile. “Embarking on a difficult job.” Still, though, Connelly feels the weight of her chosen future profession. “When you’re teaching history, it’s not just the past,” she said. “It’s the present as well. [9/11] went from one isolated event to spanning 10 years. It’s still going on.”
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City warms to lobbyist An 8-year records battle Hiring a new legislative lobbyist will likely cost the city up to $30,000 per year. By ASMAA ELKEURTI email@example.com
Iowa City officials are in favor of hiring a lobbyist to improve communication with state legislators. At a work session Tuesday evening, the City Council discussed a recent recommendation by City Manager Tom Markus to hire a lobbyist in order to increase communication between the city and state policymakers. Though officials said past lobbying efforts have been made by city councilors as well as the Metro Coalition and the Iowa League of Cities, a lobbyist would allow the city to have more concrete and regular representation at the state level. City officials will now communicate with firms and sit down with potential candidates for the position, Markus said. “Right now, we’ve had good success,” he said. “However, going forward there is some value in us contracting specifically with a lobbyist.” A position would cost the city between $25,000 and $30,000 a year. Appointing a current staff member with lobbying duties would be inefficient,
The city lobbyist would better advocate for the city on local issues: • Amtrak Service • Grant funding • Taxation on apartment cooperatives • Special legislative issues Source: City Councilors
officials said. “As a practical matter, it’s difficult to have staff and councilors running to Des Moines,” City Councilor Ross Wilburn said. “It would be good in being offensive and reactive to things that are happening at the state level. That person would communicate with elected officials, which would be much better for both us and them.” Hiring a staff member, though, would also prove to be less economically efficient, so the city will likely contract a current lobbyist to work on its behalf. “I don’t think it would be fiscally responsible to do this legislative work for a staff position,” said Councilor Regenia Bailey. “Keeping in mind that what a city does as it lobbies is seek federal and state funding and see what
resources is available. It’s more of an investment than an expense.” Lobbyists for Iowa City would assist on securing funding, grants, and, more specifically, legislative action to modify a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling regarding apartment cooperatives, Markus said. City Councilor Connie Champion believed hiring a lobbyist would help bring the city closer to par with other Iowa cities. “The way this Legislature’s going, we could have three or four lobbyists and still be behind in the game,” she said at the meeting. Markus said he would meet with area cities that have lobbyists to discuss what they’ve accomplished with the position. “Our delegation was very supportive of this,” he said. “They recognized that we need to have discussion on both political sides of these issues.” And Mayor Matt Hayek said he has heard other cities talk about their successful lobbying efforts. “It’s not a long-term commitment; we can see how it goes,” he said.
Postal Service faces default By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned that the Postal Service is on “the brink of default” as he battles to keep his agency solvent. Without legislation by Sept. 30, the agency “will default on a mandated $5.5 billion payment to the Treasury,” Donahoe told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday. And with no Congressional action, a year from now, next August or September, the post office could run out of money to pay salaries and contractors, hampering its ability to operate, Donahoe said. “We do not want taxpayer money,” Donahoe said, “We have got to get our finances in order.” Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said: “We must act quickly. The U.S. Postal Service is not an 18th-century relic, it is a 21st-century national asset, but times are changing rapidly now and so, too, must the post office.” Sen. Susan Collins, RMaine, noted that the post office supports a $1.1 trillion mailing industry employing more than 8 million people in direct mail, periodicals, catalogues, financial services, and other businesses. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., noted several proposals have been put forward to improve postal operations, and he said Congress needs to work on areas in which agreement can be found. Both Carper and Collins have introduced bills to reform postal operations, and measures have also been introduced in the House. Donahoe and his predecessor, John Potter, have warned for months that without changes in the law governing postal operations, the Postal Service will be unable to make advance payments to cover future retiree medical benefits. Staggered by the economic downturn and the massive shift from firstclass mail to email, the post office lost more than $8 billion last year, and it is facing losses at least that large this year, despite having cut 110,000 jobs over the last four years and making other changes,
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe appears before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee as the panel examines the economic troubles of the Postal Service on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. (Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite) including closing smaller, local post offices. The Postal Service, which does not receive tax money for its operations, is not seeking federal funds. Instead, postal officials want changes in the way they operate, including relief from the requirement that it prefund medical costs. No other federal agency has to prefund retiree health benefits, but because of the way the federal budget is organized, the money counts as income to the government, so eliminating it would make the federal deficit appear larger. When Congress restruc-
tured postal operations in 2006, it ordered the agency to establish a separate fund to begin covering those benefits instead of using money for the post office’s general fund, starting in 2017 and to make annual advance payments to that account. The payment due Sept. 30 would be $5.5 billion. Also, the post office wants to reduce mail delivery to five days a week, close 3,700 offices, further cut the workforce by up to 220,000, and withdraw from federal retirement systems and set up its own. It also seeks the return of $6.9 billion it overpaid into retirement funds.
By LYNN CAMPBELL IowaPolitics.com
DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court this month will review an open-records case involving Riverdale residents Allen Diercks, Marie Randol, and Tammie Picton, who for the past eight years have repeatedly fought their city for access to government records and meetings. The trio of residents has sued the city three times, while the city has taken the residents to court at least four times — all in the name of open records and whether certain information should be made public. “Riverdale has been kind of a lightning rod for this,” said Davenport attorney Michael Motto, who represents the city of Riverdale in the Supreme Court case. “They want to do the right thing.” Randol said city officials have refused to answer residents’ questions and share information ranging from city budgets to copies of minutes to an inventory of City Hall and the Fire Department. “It was becoming a knock-down, drag-out, so the only option we had was to sue,” Randol said. “Lawsuits in this state are costly, and not everybody can do it. It’s up to the private individual to come up with the funds to sue. And that’s downright ridiculous.” Diercks questioned why residents have to uphold Iowa’s openrecords and meetings law on their own. He said trying to fight for public records is “horrible” and urged the creation of a new entity that isn’t politically involved to intervene and enforce the law. “Here’s why I wanted budgets and things: … the city has increased my property taxes 109 percent in one year,” Diercks said. “As a private citizen, you’ve got to keep tabs on these things.” But Motto said Riverdale officials have acted on the advice of their attorneys and at times have taken matters to court when they were unsure whether to release a certain record. He said the three residents have
Open records in Iowa This is the second in a four-part series about public information issues in the state: • Tuesday: Iowans struggle with open records • Today: An eight-year battle over open records • Thursday: Secrecy in superintendents’ searches • Friday: Project aims to improve access to information
filed hundreds of openrecords requests, which has made it difficult for the part-time staff in the 405-resident city to comply with the law. “The fact that a lawsuit is being filed against them does not indicate that they’re not complying with the law,” Motto said. “There is a perception out there that the city of Riverdale has been less than forthcoming. … These people are acting in good faith and trying to do the right thing.” The latest case, *City of Riverdale v. Diercks*, involves a security video taken at City Hall in Riverdale, a town next door to Bettendorf. The video captures Diercks going to City Hall in April 2008 to pick up public records and getting into a confrontation with Riverdale Mayor Jeffrey Grindle. The district court
ordered the city to release the video, which it did. But the court also ordered the city to pay $65,000 in legal fees, while the Iowa Court of Appeals later said the city should not have to pay. The high court is scheduled to take up the fee issue Sept. 20. “This latest lawsuit, the mayor got aggressive with Allen when he was asking for public information,” Randol said. “We don’t think that anything that’s on that video is considered confidential.” Motto said Per Mar Security, which installed the video camera, told the city that it should not turn the video over to the public because it would compromise the security system. Motto said following that advice was “in complete compliance with the code.” He said once the district court ruled otherwise, the city turned over the video. “Everyone understands the importance of openness in government,” Motto said. “The city of Riverdale isn’t trying to hide anything.” Randol said she doesn’t consider it a victory that her open-records case has made it to the Iowa Supreme Court. Instead, she said, it’s a shame that the city doesn’t want to share information that should be public record. “We’re not gloaters,” she said. “We’re just looking for public information and the right to have it.”
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Club seeks ultimate glory New page for Stevens After struggling with a hip injury for almost a year, Paige Stevens decided to become an Iowa volleyball student coach instead of walking away from the team forever. By MOLLY IRENE OLMSTEAD firstname.lastname@example.org
it places high enough there, it has a chance to compete at nationals. In the past, the team has traveled to South Carolina, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Iowa fields both an A and a B team, each with 20 to 25 players. Both teams travel to all of the tournaments and compete in matches. After each point is scored, the seven players on the 70-by-40yard field come off for a full set of new ones. “This is so we are always fresh and can have the best chance to score at any time,” freshman Tory Moore said.
Before every Iowa volleyball game, student coach Paige Stevens reads an inspirational quotation or story to the team. During every match, she sits on the sideline scribbling notes and keeping stats. During a team huddle, she wraps her arms around the shoulders of her former teammates. But once the time-out is over, she leaves the court and returns to the sideline. Stevens played volleyball for the Hawkeyes for three years. A hip injury kept her off the court at the beginning of her senior year, but instead of walking away from the team, she decided to Stevens switch her role from setter student coach to student coach. In October 2010, Stevens started feeling a pinching pain in her hip. After the pain progressed to daily suffering, she visited doctors and was diagnosed with a bone spur that caused a torn labrum hip impingement — her hips were about five degrees out of alignment, and her bones were directly grinding on each other. Stevens had surgery in early March, and after four months of rehab, she was released to play with the team during this summer’s preseason. But after about three weeks of training, she said, she knew she couldn’t handle the pain in her
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Iowa senior Alex Rummelhart works on his passing during a drill at the Iowa Hawkeye Ultimate Frisbee team’s practice on Sept. 1. Rummelhart, a team captain, helped lead the team to a third-place finish at nationals in May. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley)
After finishing third in the nation last year, the Iowa men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club will try to post impressive performances again this year. By PATRICK MASON email@example.com
The Iowa men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club wants to build on last year’s success. The Iowa Hawkeye Ultimate Club, led by senior Alex Rummelhart, placed third at nationals in May in Boulder, Colo. The squad is looking for talented freshmen to help it make a similar run this year. “Right now, we have around 20 freshmen who have shown interest, and we would love some more talented and interested players,” said Rummelhart, one of the team’s captains. He dismissed the idea that the club is in a rebuilding year.
“I’d like the stay away from that word, because that seems like we are taking a step back,” he said. “We are actually moving forward, and we have a great group of guys, with [some] talented freshmen. We’re looking to go far again this year.” The team will travel to three tournaments in the fall and five to six tournaments in the spring. In the spring, the squad has an opportunity to compete at nationals — but first, the team must advance through numerous preliminary events. If the club can advance out of the Iowa bracket, it can move on to face teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska in the regional bracket. If
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HAWKEYE SPORTS Scraper honored The Iowa field-hockey team earned its first conference award of the season on Tuesday. Sophomore forward Kim Scraper was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after she scored four goals and added an assist to total 9 points in Iowa’s two games over the weekend. “Kim has been impressive in all four games this season,” head coach Tracey Scraper Griesbaum said sophomore in a release. “Her speed, combined with her skill around the goal, makes her very effective.” Scraper’s hat trick helped lead the Hawkeyes to a 7-3 victory over Kent State on Sept. 2. The West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, native became the first Iowa player to score three goals in a game since Meghan Beamesderfer completed the feat against Michigan in the first round of the 2009 Big Ten Tournament. The 19-year-old’s fourth goal of the week came in Iowa’s 3-0 win over UMass on Sunday. Scraper is tied for the Big Ten lead with six goals this season,
and she has surpassed her scoring from a year ago; she had five goals last fall as a freshman. The honor is Scraper’s first weekly award, and she becomes Iowa’s first offensive Player of the Week since 2008. — by Nick Szafranski
Men’s tennis signs 3 The Iowa men’s tennis team announced it received letters of intent from three prep athletes on Tuesday. The Hawkeyes signed Bolivia’s Andres Estenssoro and Alejandro Rios and Nebraskan Matt Hagan, according to a release. Estenssoro, from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was the No. 2-ranked singles player and No. 1-ranked doubles player in Bolivia. Rios, also from Santa Cruz, was ranked No. 7 in singles and was a national doubles champion. Hagan, from Omaha, is a fourstar recruit and Nebraska state singles and doubles champion. He was undefeated last year for Creighton Prep. “This is a very strong recruiting class,” head coach Steve Houghton said in a release. “All three student-athletes have a good opportunity to contribute immediately. They all have high ceilings.” — by Seth Roberts
Kirk Ferentz isn’t too worried about Marcus Coker after his two fumbles in Iowa’s seasonopener, but he is still seeking a solid answer at No. 2 running back. By JORDAN GARRETSON firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcus Coker has no excuses. The sophomore running back glimpsed the tape of Iowa’s Sept. 3 season-opener against Tennessee Tech. He saw his two fumbles, both coming in his first four carries. He didn’t see an explanation for those mishaps. Going into this week’s game against archrival Iowa State, he said he feels “I have a lot to prove to myself.”
Iowa running back Marcus Coker darts past Tennessee Tech linebacker Dwight Evans on Sept. 3 in Kinnick Stadium. Coker had 11 carries for 41 yards in the 34-7 win. (The Daily Iowan/Rob Johnson) “I just didn’t hold onto the ball. No excuses. No reasons,” said Coker, who totaled 41 yards on 11 carries. “I just didn’t do it, and I [have] to.” Fortunately for Iowa, none of its three fumbles
— De’Andre Johnson dropped one in addition to Coker’s two — were too costly. The Hawkeyes beat the Golden Eagles, 34-7. If they put three on the grass against a more challenging opponent Satur-
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New golfer has lofty goals Steven Ihm won the Phil Mickelson Award as the top junior-college freshman last season. By BEN SCHUFF email@example.com
Mark Hankins normally doesn’t have first-year sophomores on his team. Because he prefers to bring players into his program as freshmen, juniorcollege transfers are rarely seen on a roster put together by the fifth-year head coach. But this year, Steven Ihm is an exception. Ihm, a sophomore, spent his freshman year enjoying great success at Indian Hill Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. Ihm posted a team-best season scoring average of 73.81, and Indian Hills won the 2011 National Junior College Athletics Association national championship. For his efforts, the native of Dubuque won the Phil Mickelson Award as the best freshman in the country at the junior-college level. Now, Ihm is working on making the transition from junior college to the Big Ten. He said he plans on making the same kind of impact in Iowa City as he did in Ottumwa.
Second in a three-part series This week, The Daily Iowan will break down each firstyear player on the nationally ranked Iowa men’s golf team. 1. Tuesday: Joseph Winslow 2. Steven Ihm 3. Thursday: Brian Bullington
“I told my coach I wouldn’t have come [to Iowa] if I didn’t think I could play,” he said. “I want to make that [starting] five and be constantly playing. I could be playing at Indian Hills this year pretty much for sure, but I’d rather be playing for Iowa.” The Hawkeyes originally recruited Ihm out of high school when he played at Dubuque Whalert. Hankins said that original recruitment, paired with Ihm’s success at Indian Hills, played a big part in bringing in the Ju-Co transfer. “We like to get somebody who is a talent out of high school, and he comes here and only know one way,” Hankins said. “But he was a good student, a good player. When you get someone from Indian Hills … those guys are good players.”
During Ihm’s year at Indian Hills, the Warriors won 11 of the 13 tournaments they entered. Ihm also took first place individually at two tournaments — the William Jewel Spring Classic and the District III Championship — and recorded 10 top-10 finishes. His impressive play coincided with an improvement with his mental approach. Describing Ihm as an aggressive player, Indian Hills head coach Michael Hagen said he had a tendency to play too fast and didn’t “stay within the moment” — he didn’t take his rounds one shot at a time. Hagen said he evaluates his players at the end of every fall season, and he knew getting Ihm to slow down was going to be crucial to the young golfer’s success. “His course management — getting his way around the golf course and slowing it down — was going to be a big component,” he said. Hagen’s guidance also helped Ihm develop a better pre-shot routine. Ihm said during his younger years, he really didn’t have a set routine and would
find himself just guessing where the ball would go. “I’d be standing over the ball thinking different things,” Ihm said. “With a pre-shot routine, you’re standing behind the ball; you want to picture the shot. Then when you’re standing over [the ball], you look at your feet, the pin, [and say], ‘They’re lined up, OK.’ That’s your [cue] to go.” Another lesson the 19year-old took from his year at Indian Hills was the importance of playing with the team score in mind. Even if he is having a bad day, remaining only a few strokes over par could help a team record a first-place finish. He has brought that winning mentality to Iowa, where he joins a program that has achieved great recent success — the Hawkeyes finished No. 10 in the country last year. On his third day of official practice, Ihm said his expectation for this year is to bring a certain title to Iowa City that has eluded the Hawkeyes since 1992 — the Big Ten championship. “I expect nothing less,” he said.
Golfer looks for something different Iowa freshman Shelby Phillips welcomes new challenges as she begins her career in Black and Gold. By TORK MASON firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelby Phillips doesn’t back down from challenges — she seeks them out. A native of Gilbert, Ariz., she is accustomed to playing in the high temperatures and dry air of the desert. But she said she’s not intimidated by the much colder and wetter weather of the Midwest. “I knew I wanted to experience something different,” Phillips said. “I can play in 120-degree heat. It’s a little difficult for me to play in the wind and rain, but I knew I wanted to experience that.” Phillips is one of three freshmen on Iowa’s women’s golf team. Her father, John Phillips, describes her as a “strongwilled” person who loves to compete, and he said she’s been that way from day one. She competed against boys in both football and baseball growing up. She picked up golf at the age of 7 and hasn’t looked back since.
Big Ten releases hoops TV schedule The Big Ten has announced that 44 men’s basketball games will be carried on CBS Sports and ESPN this season. CBS Sports will televise eight weekend games, a release from the league office said on Tuesday, and 36 Big Ten matchups will appear on either ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU. Iowa is scheduled to appear on an ESPN network seven times, including its Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Clemson on Nov. 29 at 8:15 p.m. on ESPNU. The Hawkeyes — who have 11
When older brother J.W. Phillips was taking golf lessons, she wouldn’t stop “messing around” on the driving range, her father recalled. “We tried to get her to quit until we noticed she was hitting the ball so well,” John Phillips said. She started playing competitively shortly thereafter, and it didn’t take her long to blossom into one of the top junior players in the country; she placed 15th at the 2002 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in the 9-and-under division. Her first coach, Hub Goyen Jr., lauded her passion and athleticism. “She’s very athletic, and she just fell in love with the game,” he said. “It’s fun to have a student like that. She worked awfully hard when she was young, which is fun for me as a teacher.” Shelby Phillips garnered a great deal of interest as a prep golfer, and her father said she received 68 emails on the first night college coaches were allowed to contact her. By that time,
she had taken unofficial visits to Iowa and Illinois, and she said she had liked the Iowa campus. Her connections to the state didn’t hurt, either. She was born in Mount Pleasant, and her mother, Mary Phillips, went to high school with Iowa men’s golf coach Mark Hankins. Both she and her father admitted, however, that Iowa was not where they originally envisioned her playing. But she said she fell in love with the coaches and the campus on her second visit to Iowa City and decided the town was where she wanted to be. She committed to Iowa during her sophomore year, when the program was still under the leadership of former coach Kelly Crawford. The news of Crawford’s resignation in June hit Phillips hard, she said. “She [Crawford] was a big part of why I came here,” Phillips said, but her current teammates called and asked her to give it at least a year with whoever the new coach ended up being.
Her father echoed that message, urging her to take things in stride. “The day that it happened, she came running in to me very upset,” John Phillips said. “I explained to her that it’s no longer junior golf. She’s getting into the business of golf, and things like this happen — all she can do is put her best foot forward.” She said she hasn’t regretted the decision to remain with the Black and Gold. “I love my coach, and I love my teammates, so it all worked out,” she said. “She’s happy to be a Hawkeye,” John Phillips said. It seems that adjusting to a new coach is just one more challenge she won’t shy away from. She has even begun “raising the flag” in Arizona, helping to bring more recruits from the state to Iowa City. Phillips will try to start her Iowa career off on the right foot at the Chip-NClub Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., on Sept. 12-13.
returning players on their roster heading into the season — will have five of their Big Ten games on ESPNU as well, including the team’s first game against Nebraska on Jan. 26. Head coach Fran McCaffery’s squad will host Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. That matchup will be broadcast nationally on either ESPN or ESPN2. Iowa’s home game against Indiana on Feb. 19 is one of three CBS can choose from as part of its “wild-card” selections. That game’s time and network will be
announced at a later date. The remainder of Iowa’s confer-
ence schedule will be released today. — by Matt Cozzi
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Moore was born in Newton, Iowa, but grew up and went to high school in Chicago, where he ran track and cross-country. Moore said he played ultimate Frisbee for fun, and when he came out for the team two weeks ago, he was excited to see the game played with more structure than he was used to in
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still-recovering hip. “I’ve invested a lot of time in this program, and the girls have become my family,” she said. “It would just be devastating to walk away and be completely done with sports forever. I’m thankful I can still be here and live through the winning and the losing and everything that comes along with sports, but not deal with the daily pain.”
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either. Coming on in relief after Coker’s confounding first two series, McCall ran for 61 yards on the first nine carries of his career. The excitement quickly ended when he broke his right ankle on the ninth carry. Head coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday “there is a chance” McCall could return before the end of the season, but he’ll be sidelined for the foreseeable future. “Obviously, he’s feeling pretty down,” junior running back Jason White said about McCall, who can’t speak to reporters because of Iowa rules covering true freshmen. “With any injury, it’s going to bring devastation. As a running-back corps and as a team, we’re
Chicago. “It was annoying when everyone would just run around all over the place,” Moore said. “On this team, we set up in stacks so certain people — called handlers — stay back and throw the disc to the people in the front, called cutters.” Senior cocaptain Jimmy Wiesbrock, who has been playing ultimate Frisbee at Iowa for four years, talked to the younger players during a recent scrimmage practice and gave them tips on where to stand when defending and how to
shake a defender off when holding the disc. He said his goal is to help develop young players. “The goal in these practices is to really show the game to these guys, and build their skills,” Wiesbrock said. “Getting used to the speed of the game is a big part, too.” Those interested in joining the team can contact any of the team’s three captains — Rummelhart, Wiesbrock, and Jake Kersten — via the club website or can stop by a practice session. The squad general-
ly practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons at the Hawkeye Recreation Fields. And with the team’s first tournament just a few weeks away — the team will travel to Grinnell on Sept. 24 — Rummelhart had one more pitch for interested players. “A really cool part about this game is that it is selfofficiated,” he said. “It’s called spirit of the game, and that’s built on honesty.”
she stepped seamlessly into her responsibility as a coach. As the Hawkeyes’ primary setter last year, she has helped sophomore Nikki Dailey adjust to playing the position full-time. She keeps stats about where Dailey sets during a game and whether the maneuver was successful, and coaches Dailey one-onone during time-outs and intermissions. As a coach who has played college volleyball recently, Stevens has an insight into the game that the rest of the coaching staff lacks. “I have every confidence
that Paige is going to handle that role very professionally,” head coach Sharon Dingman said. “If there are things with the team, I think she’ll be a good teammate. If there’s something she hears [the coaching staff say], I think she’ll be a great coach … This was a good decision for Paige in the long run and a good decision for our team in the short run.” Fellow senior Mallory Husz injured her shoulder around the same time as Stevens had surgery, and the pair battled through rehab together and were cleared to play during pre-
season. “The worst part was to watch our teammates be a team and play together, and we were sitting on the sideline shagging balls,” Husz said. “It takes a lot to sit there and still watch your team succeed, knowing that you could still be on that team. For her to stay with the team and endure all this when she could have cut her ties is just awesome. “It takes a very special athlete to be strong enough to do that.”
trying to keep his head up — keep him motivated.” Coker is familiar with the adversity McCall now faces. A broken collarbone forced Coker to miss almost all of Iowa’s 2010 preseason camp and its first three games. He rebounded to finish the season with more than 600 yards and was named Offensive Player of the Game in the Insight Bowl, where he racked up an Iowa bowl record 219 yards “If they’re expecting 220 yards a game, that’s not realistic,” said Ferentz, who didn’t sound too concerned with Coker. “He’ll bounce back, would be my guess.” But with McCall out of the equation, the 13th-year coach’s search for a solid No. 2 back is still ongoing. Johnson gained 32 yards on eight carries but had the fumble. White received just one carry, tallying a single yard. True freshman Damon Bullock didn’t run the ball but saw playing time, burning an opportuni-
ty for a redshirt season. Ferentz said he’ll do the same with fellow true freshman back Jordan Canzeri Saturday if he has to. “We’ll just let all the backs practice this week and see who does the best,” he said. “We’ll take it [a redshirt] off anybody. We’d have taken it off Saturday if we had to.”
Don’t expect any radical changes from the Hawkeyes as long as Ferentz is in charge. “That’s one thing I’ll say, we have sharp uniforms, in my opinion,” said Ferentz, who grew up near Pittsburgh. Decades ago, former Iowa coach Hayden Fry modeled the Hawkeyes’ uniforms after those of the Steelers’. “We’re not changing our uniforms,” Ferentz said.
Ferentz not inclined to follow uniform trend Several programs across the nation made an impression — for better or worse — by débuting new alternate uniforms this weekend. Oregon, Georgia, and Boise State were among those that received the most attention. None compared with Maryland’s Monday night ensemble though. The Maryland state flag speckled the Terrapins’ helmets, mixing a blend of red and white with black-and-yellow checkers.
Tough games loom Big Ten notebook: Penn State, Michigan prepare to host heavyweight nonconference opponents. By SETH ROBERTS email@example.com
The first few weeks of a college-football season generally don’t mean much. More often than not, the country’s best teams schedule games against — and subsequently feast upon — weak, overmatched opponents. Squads from the nation’s best conferences pick up easy wins against smaller leagues, and even the Football Championship Subdivision, to make themselves look more impressive in the polls. Not so for Penn State and Michigan. Although the Nittany Lions and Wolverines opened last week against a couple of lightweights (Indiana State and Western Michigan, respectively), the squads will buck the national trend this weekend. Penn State will host No. 3 Alabama, and Michigan will welcome a Notre Dame team that entered the year ranked No. 16. Penn State head coach Joe Paterno’s team lost to the Crimson Tide, 24-3, last year in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He addressed the brief, twoyear home-and-away series in a Tuesday teleconference. “It’s fun to play in,” he said. “If I were a kid, I’d really look forward to playing a team such as an Alabama with the great tradition it has … and to get the kind of attention this game will create
around the country. All those things are pluses.” Actually beating the Crimson Tide will be a stiff challenge, though. Alabama boasts NFL-caliber talent across the board, and it pounded Michigan State, 49-7, the last time it played a Big Ten team (in the 2011 Capital One Bowl). “They know how to win, and they’re extremely wellcoached,” Paterno said. “[Alabama head coach] Nick Saban and his staff have done a great job with them … as a coach, it’s a lot of fun to watch them play. Not so much fun to play against them.” Paterno is 3-3 against Saban in his career, but ESPN.com blogger Adam Rittenberg pointed out that the longtime Penn State coach hasn’t beaten a topfive team in 12 years. Equally difficult will be Michigan’s showdown with Notre Dame. Although the Fighting Irish have damaged their chances for a BCS bowl after losing to South Florida, Wolverine head coach Brady Hoke said he was cautioning his players about complacency. “This is a great rivalry … it’s one you get excited about,” he said. “Since 1978, we’re 13-13-1, so it’s been a pretty even series. It’s exciting, and you hope guys play with great poise and composure, and they understand doing their job and they don’t get distracted.” The matchup will be the
first in Michigan Stadium history to take place at night, and the gravity of the event wasn’t lost on Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly. “[Hoke and I] have had similar paths of success, and now we’re in that dream matchup between Michigan and Notre Dame,” Kelly said in a Tuesday press conference posted to the team’s website. “Saturday can’t come quick enough for this football team.”
Big Ten leapfrogs through AP poll After dominating their Week One opponents, five Big Ten teams moved up at least one spot in the Associated Press poll released on Tuesday. Wisconsin moved up three spots from No. 11 to No. 8, and No. 15 Ohio State also jumped three spots after a 42-0 win over Akron. Penn State broke into the Top 25 and sits at No. 23 after being ranked No. 27 in the AP preseason poll. No. 10 Nebraska and No. 17 Michigan State round out the Big Ten’s Top-25 representatives. Iowa received 29 votes and is unofficially ranked No. 33. Northwestern (40 votes, No. 30) and Michigan (17 votes, No. 37) also received votes.
Carl Davis may play Saturday An undisclosed injury kept redshirt freshman defensive tackle Carl Davis from competing in Iowa’s opener. But the 6-5, 310pounder may play against Iowa State. Ferentz said Davis has been cleared for action. “Now it’s a matter of what he can do, how much he can do,” Ferentz said. “At least we’re going to start working him this week in practice.”
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Most worrisome offensive aspect? Running game Maybe it was just the cataclysmic weather at Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 3. Maybe it was just firstgame jitters. Or, maybe, the Iowa running game isn’t as rocksolid as we thought it might be. Two fumbles from Marcus Coker, another drop by De’Andre Johnson, and a potentially season-ending ankle injury to Mika’il McCall cast some doubt on the strength of the Hawkeye ground attack. Coker is still one of the best backs in the Big Ten, and his two fumbles against Tennessee Tech could be explained by the monsoons that engulfed Iowa City. If he keeps coughing the ball up, though, both the 230pound sophomore and the team as a whole could be faced with a huge problem. His performance otherwise was not stellar; Coker ran for just 42 yards on 11 carries, and no rush gained more than 8 yards. McCall’s performance was a huge bright spot for the Hawkeyes — the freshman ran for 61 yards on nine carries in the first half. Unfortunately, Iowa’s apparent trend of suffering misfortunes in the backfield continued when the freshman suffered a broken ankle in the second quarter. The injury to McCall — who would likely have been one of Coker’s primary backups — deals a blow to the running-back depth. The pair of backs who received the bulk of the carries after McCall’s injury had next to no prior game experience: Redshirt
freshman Johnson and little-used Jason White had a combined career total of one carry for 14 yards prior to Sept. 3. In a league as tough as the Big Ten, depth at running back is a must. The
Hawkeyes rushed for 148 yards, which was third-worst in the conference, and hopes of contending for the Legends Division crown will rise and fall with the performance of the running backs. — by Ryan Murphy
Passing game Other than the downpour and lightning strikes during Iowa’s season-opener against Tennessee Tech, Hawkeye football fans will remember Marcus Coker’s two fumbles in the first quarter. Granted, Coker shouldn’t lose control of two balls, but what’s more concerning is the sorry shape of Iowa’s passing game. Instead of one running back having a slow start to the season, four different Iowa receivers dropped six passes — Matthew Meyers, Keenan Davis, Brad Herman, and Zach Derby. Problems with rushing are easier to pinpoint and resolve when they’re being committed by one player. But Iowa’s aerial attack
seemed to fail no matter who was on the receiving end. Overall, the Hawkeyes grabbed only 13-of-21 passes from newly unveiled starting quarterback James Vandenberg. The scary thing is, the problem doesn’t seem to come from Vandenberg at all. When one of his receivers — mainly Marvin McNutt — could actually hold onto the football, Vandenberg was able to create impressive plays, including McNutt’s 88yard touchdown on a Vandenberg pass. how But many other fantastic plays were stopped because the receivers couldn’t handle a reception? When Vandenberg passed spot-on to tight end Derby in the second quarter, the junior dropped the third-and-goal ball, and Iowa had to settle for a field goal. That took 4 points off the board for Iowa — and in Big Ten games later this season, 4 points can make or break a game. We can’t be certain how many of Iowa’s six dropped balls would have turned into touchdowns, but missing six passes simply means Iowa missed six opportunities to do better. — by Molly Irene Olmstead Your turn. Log on to Facebook.com/DailyIowanSports and tell us what issue to debate next week.
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Peavy lifts ChiSox By JON KRAWCZYNSKI Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — If this was Jake Peavy’s last start of the season, he’ll definitely be going out on a high note. Peavy struck out a season-high nine, and Alex Rios homered to help the Chicago White Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Peavy (7-7) allowed four hits and walked two in 6 1/3 innings against a Twins team that had three players who were called up from Double-A in the last two days. After the game, Peavy was asked about being shut down for the rest of the season. The 30-year-old right-hander has been plagued by shoulder problems for the last two years, and he said he was “worn down and tired” as the season enters its final month. “I can go either way,” he said. “Whatever they see fit. Whatever they want me to do.” Alejandro De Aza had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI, and Sergio Santos picked up his 29th save for the White Sox, who have won three in a row and eight of 12. Liam Hendriks (0-1) allowed three runs and four hits over seven innings in his majorleague début. Chris Parmelee had two hits in his first game as a pro, but the Twins lost for the 14th time in 17 games. Paul Konerko, who hasn’t hit a homer in his last 60 at-bats, got a muchneeded day off, but the
White Sox still managed to scratch together enough offense for Peavy. Brent Morel added an RBI single as the Sox beat the Twins for the eighth time in the last nine games in the series. “Every time he’s on the mound, we feel great stuff is going to happen,” manager Ozzie Guillen said. “That’s the kind of pitcher he is. He’s been up and down a few times, but always in the back of our minds we know he’s one year off of major surgery. We just hope when he’s back on the mound, he can do the same stuff.” The White Sox are in the middle of a stretch of 28straight games against the AL Central, but they only have three games left against division-leading Detroit. The Tigers beat the Indians, 10-1, on Tuesday night, keeping the White Sox eight games back. “We’re still in the pennant race,” Guillen said before the game. “I know it’s going to be hard … One thing about it, we’re not going to quit.” There was a time when the Twins owned the White Sox, going 29-7 against them in a stretch that included six-straight victories to open 2011. But the wheels have come off for a Twins team that expected to contend for a third straight division title. Calling up Hendriks, Parmelee and center fielder Joe Benson from Double-A New Britain gave the Twins three players in the starting lineup making
their major-league débuts for the first time in franchise history, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau. Benson misplayed a fly ball from De Aza in the fifth inning, diving for it and letting it get past him for a triple. Morel followed with a single to give the White Sox a 3-0 lead. That was plenty for Peavy, who stranded runners on third base in the second and fourth innings but never really ran into trouble all night long. “There’s no doubt I look forward to a nice winter and nice comeback season next year, but at the same time, I’m grinding through this one,” Peavy said. “It has been a grind. Some good, some not so good. I’m just going to see what they want to do. I’m on board with whatever.” Joe Mauer went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, hearing plenty of boos when Matt Thornton got him swinging in the eighth. The Twins were shut out for the 12th time this season, tied a season high with 14 strikeouts, and have managed just two runs in their last four games. They trail the Tigers by 22 games in the Central and were officially eliminated from the playoff race on Tuesday night. “You know it was going to be a tough night with Peavy out there … Tonight he just ate us up with the breaking ball and the fastball. He had a really good ballgame against us,” Twin manager Ron Gardenhire said.
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MARCO’S TAXI is hiring day taxi drivers. Experience preferred. Call Joe and leave message (319)338-8294.
HONOR STUDENTS: Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society is seeking motivated students to establish a campus chapter. Contact: Director@PhiSigmaTheta.org
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RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS: Join a registry of volunteers interested in participation in psychology experiments at the University of Iowa. Volunteers aged 18 to 50 are eligible. After joining the registry, you may be contacted by researchers in the Department of Psychology, and you would be paid for participation in these individual experiments. To learn more, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com /s/H7ZPGWW or call (319)335-0304. REWARDING, fun, part-time positions in Iowa City and surrounding areas providing care, supervision and engaging in fun activities with children and adults with disabilities in their homes and in the community. Great opportunity for students and others. Flexible days and hours available, good hourly rate. No experience necessary; thorough training is provided. Must be able to pass thorough background checks. Must have a drivers license, reliable transportation and safe driving record. Please send cover letter and resume to: The Arc of Southeast Iowa Attn: Christen 2620 Muscatine Ave. Iowa City, IA 52240 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed in Iowa City. 100% FREE to join! Click on surveys.
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TOW TRUCK OPERATORS Several part-time positions available. Flexible but does include rotating nights and weekends. Perfect for students. Willing to train. Apply in person 7am-7pm: Big 10 University Towing 3309 Highway 1 SW, I.C.
BO JAMES Now hiring waitstaff. Apply within 1-3pm. GODFATHER’S PIZZA Now hiring delivery drivers. Evenings, no late nights. $7.75/ hour plus $1.75/ delivery plus tips. Must be at least 18, have own car, liability insurance and a good driving record. Apply in person, 531 Highway 1 West.
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Dubious Claims of the Blu-Ray Ads on DVDs: • Every time you watch a DVD instead of a Blu-Ray, an angel dies. • DVDs not only hurt your TV’s feelings, they stomp them into numbing submission. • If you look closely at a Blu-Ray image, you can see captured astral projections of your dead loved ones waving hello. • All Blu-Ray owners are texted the first two lottery numbers the day before each Powerball drawing. • Blu-Ray owners get an extra 30 seconds of life support before the plug is pulled. • In case of emergency, Blu-Rays will act as a floatation device. • Until you make the switch, you will be woken each morning by Wilfred Brimley feeding you oatmeal while curmudgeonly berating you. • DVDs sap your mind of all free will; Blu-Rays give you love and enlightenment. Make the switch, coppertop. • Blu-Ray, when you want to Borg meld with stuff like The Hangover 2. • DVDs will do things to your pets when you’re away — evil, terrible, traumatic things. • If you’re still on DVDs, when you walk around the neighborhood, mothers will clutch their children a little bit tighter as you pass. • Blu-Ray has a Nobel Peace Prize, and the DVD only has a Grammy. For jazz. • Watching Blu-Ray gives you 30 percent of your daily nutritional needs. • Because Blu-Ray is the parent who never abandoned you for alcohol. • Blu-Ray is what our Founding Fathers fought for. — Brian Tanner thinks HD-DVD might still pull this one off. Think you’re pretty funny? Prove it. The Daily Iowan is looking for Ledge writers. You can submit a Ledge at email@example.com. If we think it’s good, we’ll run it — and maybe contact you for more.
UI student Madeline Fitzgerald studys for upcoming exam on the Pentacrest Tuesday. (The Daily Iowan/Jacklyn Couppee)
UITV schedule 2 p.m. Transportation, Public Policy Expert panel discussion, March 10, 2010 3 University Lecture Committee, Ananya Roy, March 26, 2010 4:15 UI Explorers Lecture Series, Nelson Ting, assistant professor of anthropology 5 “Greenhouse-Gas Emissions,” Liz Christiansen, director of UI Office of Sustainability, and Brenda Nations, city of Iowa City 6 University Lecture Committee, Reza Aslan, April 12, 2010 7:30 University Lecture Committee, Ananya
Wednesday, Sept. 7 — by Eugenia Last
ARIES March 21-April 19 Too much on your plate or dealing with too many people at home or at work will lead to confusion, limitations, and emotional upset. Take a moment to work on creative endeavors that ease your stress and lend perspective. TAURUS April 20-May 20 Don’t stop short of your goals. Put pressure on anyone who slows you down. You can make gains if you are precise and detailed and if you finish what you start. Help will be offered if needed. GEMINI May 21-June 20 You need time to think before making a decision. Conflicting information will confuse you. Do your homework to discover what route to take. Inflict more discipline on the people for whom you are responsible. It’s important to get what you want. CANCER June 21-July 22 Do what you can to make your home inviting. Collaborating with people who are working toward the same goal will help you cut corners. An interesting change will enhance your lifestyle and the way you approach alternatives. LEO July 23-Aug. 22 Strive for greater stability, and you will avoid big thinkers who will cost you big bucks. Set your own criteria, and stick to a budget you can afford. Don’t be afraid to offer less; wait and see what you get in return. VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22 You cannot allow someone to take advantage of you when the stakes are so high. You stand to get ahead if you network on your own behalf instead of for someone else. Traveling, attending an industry event, or signing up for a course will all lead to personal and professional benefits. LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22 Keep a low profile, and work diligently toward a goal. Letting others interfere will lead to setbacks and trouble. Someone who feels threatened or is jealous will criticize you in hopes of derailing your plans. Stand behind your ideas. SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21 You are on the right track. You can cut a deal with someone who sees the value in partnering with you. Travel will lead to talks and the possibility to expand a project you are promoting. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21 You may try to dodge an incriminating question regarding your personal life. In the end, it is best to offer the truth. Put whatever isn’t working behind you so you can move on with your plans without feeling guilty. CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19 You stand to make gains through personal or professional investments. Real-estate deals, settlements, contracts, or even cash from an unusual source are possible. Doing something special to your home for your family or a lover will be beneficial. AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18 You can go about getting what you want forcefully or strategically, but either way, there will be a price to pay. Ask upfront what is expected of you. You don’t want to leave any room for last-minute changes or surprises. PISCES Feb. 19-March 20 It’s time to bring your old ideas and partners together to turn your plans into a reality. Love is in sight, and whether it’s with someone new or old, you must put time aside to make personal promises.
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today’s events • Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, 10 a.m., Senior Center. 28 S. Linn • Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn
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• Zumba, 5:30 p.m., Old Brick, 26 E. Market • Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Eagles Club, 225 Highway 1 W. • Gray Knights Chess Club, 6:30 p.m., Senior Center
• Student Session with Ken-
•Spoken Word Wednesdays,
neth Olden, 11 a.m., 2117 Med-
7:30 p.m., Uptown Bill’s, 730 S.
ical Education & Research Facili-
• Beginners, 7 p.m., Bijou • Inorganic Seminar, “The
synthesis and characterization of uranyl peroxide nan-
• Public Policy Center Forkenbrock Series and the University Lecture Commit-
oclusters: A new family of tee’s Distinguished Lecture, polyoxometalates,” Daniel Unruh, 12:30 p.m., W323 Chemistry Building • UI DeGowin Blood Center Gloria Dei Blood Drive, 3:307:30 p.m., Gloria Dei Fellowship Hall, 123 E. Market • Art in the Park, 5 p.m., Chauncey Swan Park • Farmers’ Market, 5 p.m., Chauncey Swan parking ramp
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“The Next Economy and America’s Future,” Robert Reich, 7:30 p.m., IMU Main Lounge • IWP Cinémathèque, 8 p.m., E105 Adler • Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?, 9:30 p.m., Bijou • Jam Session, 10 p.m., Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn
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Roy, March 26, 2010 8:45 UI Explorers Lecture Series, Nelson Ting, assistant professor of anthropology 9:30 Daily Iowan Television News 9:45 Kirk Ferentz News Conference, Iowa football coach meets with the media, presented unedited by UITV and Hawkeye Video 10:15 Java Blend Encore, music videos from the Java House 10:30 Daily Iowan Television News 10:45 “History of the Old Capitol,” Shalla Ashworks, May 25
Published on Sep 7, 2011