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Officials address jail again The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is seeking input from prominent officials. By Cassidy Riley

Local law-enforcement and government officials are back at the drawing board for a new jail alternative. “The only option that is not an option is doing nothing,” Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Janelle Rettig said. “We have to do something. We are in desperate need of courthouse space, and we are in desperate need of repairs for the jail.” The supervisors met with other government and community leaders on Tuesday to discuss alternatives for the county jail. Rettig said the supervisors have worked for the better part of 13 years on a way to address the ever-increasing safety concerns associated with the courthouse and the jail. The supevisors have placed two bond referendums up for a vote with two slightly different proposals for a new justice center. The first proposal contained 243 jail beds and six courtrooms. That proposal required a 60 percent supermajority. The $46.8 million proposal only received 56 percent of the vote. A slightly scaled back version of the proposal in May only received 54 percent of the vote. “We put forward the plan that we thought was best the last time,” Supervisor Rod Sullivan said. “Anything that we come up with will be a plan that we will probably be able to shoot some holes in, but that’s just where we’re at. We’re moving on to Plan B, and we don’t know what Plan B is.”

The area near the intersection of Dubuque Street and Park Road is seen on June 16. (The Daily Iowan/Callie Mitchell)

Local citizens expressed their opinions on the floodmitigation Gateway Project at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. By Rebecca Morin

The return of a15-foot ruler that nearly reached the ceiling put the “extreme option” of a hotly contested area street project into perspective for one Iowa City resident. The symbol, Steve Tannen said, acts as a representation of the elevation of heavily traveled North Dubuque Street could reach as a part of the multimillion-dollar Gateway Project. As citizens lined up to voice their opinions on the now roughly $45 mil-

Rendering lion flood-mitigation project Tuesday evening, the Iowa City city councilors

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The U.S. government shutdown holds implications for the average Iowan, officials say. By Greta Meyle As the clock struck midnight on Monday, Congress was at a stalemate regarding an agreement on the spending bill, meaning the nation, and more importantly Iowa — will face the consequences of a government shutdown. UI Associate Professor of political science Cary Covington said the shutdown affects food security, national parks, and access to passports — just to name a few items.

in Iowa with federal contracts. “You begin with federal employees and the federal contractors, then people who are tied to receiving federal funds,” he said. For Quentin Marquez, the College Republican vice chairman, upcoming days will reveal government sincerity. “I hope in the coming days they sit down and realize that the economic welfare of the American people is more important than an ideological political struggle, and hopefully, they come to their senses quickly,” he said.



Many officials have expressed apprehension about the economic health of the country following the shutdown. “You pay salaries to people, they pay their rent, they buy food, they go to movies, they put that money into the economy they invest, they buy stock,” Covington said. “When you stop giving them that money, then that demand disappears.” While noting that Iowa does not have a large federal work force, UI Visiting Professor and former Congressman Jim Leach said certain sectors of the economy will be affected more than others, including workers

Along with the government shutdown, the current extension of the farm bill expired at midnight on Monday. This left Iowa farmers with the uncertainty of when and what they will plant for the upcoming year. “Perhaps a bigger thing for the state of Iowa would be that the farm bill expired and hasn’t been renewed,” said John Solow, a UI professor of economics. “The rules about that are the law reverts to the law that was in place in 1948, and there’s been a lot of stuff that’s been





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UI President Sally Mason gives a speech in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber on Tuesday. (The Daily Iowan/Emily Burds)

A joint meeting of student leaders and University of Iowa officials is intended to extend communication across the board. By Lily Abromeit

The muffled noise of friendly conversation could be heard from outside theSenate Chmaber of the Old Capitol Tuesday while University of Iowa student leaders mingled with campus officials. Among those on hand included UI President Sally Mason, a number of academic deans, and vice presidents as part of a joint effort to extend communication campus-wide.







The Senate Chamber gathering marked just the second time since 2011 that the University of Iowa Student Government, Executive Council for Graduate and Professional Students, and other university leaders were brought together in the same room. President Sally Mason, who opened the meeting with remarks on communication, stressed the importance of strong student-to-administrator partnerships. See UISG, 7

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UI students play blackjack during Casino Night in the Currier multipurpose room on Tuesday. Casino Night is one of the many events that the University of Iowa holds during Homecoming week. (The Daily Iowan/Tyler Finchum)

Councilors consider ordinance

The Human Rights Commission proposed an ordinance that will amend age restrictions that were developed under a public-accommodation clause. by Rebecca Morin

Rules created by local and state officials have made parts of a previously broad public accommodation law, now obsolete. By a 7-0 vote, the Iowa City City Council on Tuesday OK’d the first consideration to amend Title Two of the city’s long-standing Human Rights Ordinance. The Human Rights Commission proposed an ordinance that will amend age restrictions that were developed under a public-accommodation clause. The ordinance establishes public accommodation, which means establishments or facilities must

offer services to all of the general public. Rules created based on health, safety, or developmental differences made the Human Rights Ordinance clause useless. “The passage of the 21-ordinance, as well as the state law that sets the legal drinking age, would make a claim of age discrimination under Human Rights Ordinance unviable,” according to a letter from Stefanie Bowers, the Iowa City human-rights coordinator, to City Councilor Jim Throgmorton. “The Human Rights Ordinance should have been updated the City Code 4-5-8 became law, but no one thought about the

conflicting ordinance at the time.” Although the 21-ordinance prevents people under the age of 21 from being in a bar after 10 p.m., the law is not in violation of the current Human Rights Ordinance because of state laws that hold precedence rather than the public-accommodation law, she said. The current ordinance provides for equal treatment of people in regards to safety, health, or developmental differences between age groups. The rule, which has received both community backlash and support will again be up for a vote once again during the Nov. 5 election.

During the public work session, Throgmorton first expressed confusion as to whether rights were taken away through the 21-ordinance because of the Human Rights Ordinance. However, Bowers said the current ordinance is not in violation. “Basically, it’s just making the Human Rights Ordinance consistent with local and state laws, person’s under the legal age, it’s not taking away any rights that we have under 21-ordinance,” Bowers said at the City Council meeting. “It’s not subject to change; it’s just an ordinance that reflects this decision.”

concert on the Pentacrest, SCOPE has announced the event’s opener. Immediately following the Homecoming parade and coronation, Basic Vacation will open for ’90s pop-rock band Third Eye Blind. The parade is set to start at 5:45 p.m. Friday downtown, with the coronation following shortly thereafter. Music influenced by Tears for Fears, Basic Vacation is ready to bring its feverish energy to the concert, the Tuesday news release said. Performing relatable lyrics partnered with raw enthusiasm and a guitar-heavy ambiance, Chris Greatti, Jon Paul, and Mike Montalbano are guaranteed to convert bystanders into fans with a simple 15-second sample of such hits as “I Believe.” Recently, the band has performed with up-and-coming indie rockers New Politics and 21 Pilots. This event is free and open to the public. — by Quentin Misiag

The measure was approved by a 7-0 vote. City officials say the resolution was needed as an average of 150 permit applications are processed per year, and staff can take anywhere from 30 minutes to more than 10 hours processing them. However, the resolution will provide the fee to be waived if the applicant is unable to pay and that the content of the speech is irrelevant. The council, also on a 7-0 vote, approved a first consideration of a separate resolution that will establish insurance provisions and made consistent with permit fees. Applicants for parade or public-assembly permits must also provide insurance if the event is either in the street or if equipment and other items are placed on the sidewalk, Pedestrian Mall, or in a park. — by Rebecca Morin

manufactured housing units to 12 duplex units and 142 multi-family units, would take place. An opportunity for a joint meeting with the City Council and the commission is required if there is an indication that the council will not accept the Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation. The public hearing discussed and the first consideration will be voted on at the City Council meeting on Nov. 12. — by Rebecca Morin

metro Man charged with criminal mischief A local man has been accused of causing havoc for a woman, including sticking a Snickers candy bar in her car’s gas tank. Kenneth Everett, 29, was charged Sept. 26 and 30 with fourth-degree criminal mischief. According to a Coralville police complaint, on Sept. 26, Everett allegedly went to the woman’s home, ripped apart a screen from a window, and threw a glass mug at the back of the woman’s vehicle, causing damage. An additional Coralville police complaint on Sept. 30 noted that officers were called to the Coralville Marriott, 300 E. Ninth St., to meet with the woman, who said she had received a phone call during work from Everett. During the phone call, Everett asked her “how her truck was running”and advised her that he had put sugar in the gas tank. The woman had found a Snickers bar in her gas tank one month previously and said she believed he was guilty for both occurrences. Fourth-degree criminal mischief is an aggravated misdemeanor. — by Megan Sanchez

SCOPE announces opener for Homecoming concert With just three days before the University of Iowa’s Homecoming 2013

Council backs bank’s plan

For large-crowd events, holding an assembly in Iowa City will not be free anymore. During a Tuesday evening meeting, the Iowa City City Council approved a resolution that establishes a new administration fee for events. Events that will likely take more than two hours to process because of the duration or size of the event are included in the new $75 fee. Equipment used on the right of way or in a park also falls under the fee criteria.

Expansion plans for one East Side Iowa City residential community, which in recent months have drawn public opposition, has been pushed for later discussion. During a Sept. 6 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, officials recommended by a 6-0 vote to deny rezoning for future development of Saddlebrook. The neighborhood, which has experienced aggressive growth over the past several years in the form of apartments, condominiums and townhomes, is located near Highway 6 East. If approved, changes in the number and type of dwelling units from 73

A local bank has requested an alternative plan for a future development project it is spearheading to continue with the desired aesthetic look of Iowa City’s current Riverfront Crossing plan. The Iowa City City Council voted 6-0 on adopting the ordinance that allows MidwestOne Bank to revise its building height and floor area. In addition, the bank’s request calls for lower parking requirements for its new six-story office tower during the Tuesday evening meeting. The multi-phase project will encompass a mortgage center, high-end office space, townhouses, and a multi-story parking ramp, adjacent to the Iowa City Post Office branch and the former Sabin Elementary, 509 S. Dubuque St. In order for the condominium portion to move forward, Sabin Elementary would have to be demolished. Under the new plan, the construction on the new building will now be moved up from the spring of 2014 to this fall. — by Rebecca Morin

Natalie Himmel, 18, 435 Stanley, was charged Sept. 28 with presence in bars after hours. Shijie Huang, 18, 229 Slater, was charged Sept. 28 with public intoxication. Alyssa Hudson, 26, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sunday with public intoxication, interference with official acts, and simple assault. Douglas Hunt, 59, Springville, Iowa, was charged Sept. 11 with driving while license under suspension/canceled. Christopher McGowan, 19, Cedar Rapids, was charged

Monday with disorderly conduct and interference with official acts. Jeremy Miller, 21, 801 S. Gilbert Ct. Apt. 209, was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Alison Morrison, 19, 828 E. Washington St., was charged Sept. 28 with possession/supplying alcohol under the legal age. Maxwell Newkirk, 22, Des Moines, was charged Sunday with possession of prescription drugs. Natasha Recker, 18, Cedar

Rapids, was charged Sept. 28 with presence in bars after hours and public intoxication. Joseph Schany, 32, Lone Tree, was charged Monday with fifth-degree theft. Eric Swanson, 25, Oxford, Iowa, was charged June 21 with OWI. Luis Velasco, 18, Bensenville, Ill., was charged Sept. 28 with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Zachary Ziemer, 23, Cedar Rapids, was charged Sunday with public intoxication.

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blotter Brian Alexander, 23, 1926 Broadway, was charged Tuesday with public intoxication. Daniel Borse, 21, 219 E. Harrison St. Apt. 3, was charged Sept. 28 with first-offense OWI. Andy Chuquimia, 25, 1706 Louis Place, was charged Sept. 28 with public intoxication. Jessica Graff, 18, 434 Stanley, was charged Sept. 28 with presence in bars after hours. Telesforo Gonzalez, 34, 326 Finkbine Lane Apt. 5, was charged Sept. 25 with driving while license under suspension/canceled.

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New Pi to open CR store By Gabriella Dunn

Following a more than 20-year gap, a local natural and organic food store has announced its intention to return to Iowa’s second-largest city. Plans for the expansion of Iowa City’s New Pioneer Coop into Cedar Rapids were described during a Tuesday morning press conference at the Cedar Rapids Area Metro Economic Alliance, 501 First St. S.E. The initial plans for a third Co-Op location began in May. The store began in Iowa City in 1971 with its first location at 518 Bowery St. General manager Matt Hartz said while the Co-op is committed to the Iowa City market, store officials excited about expanding to the nearby city. “We’re not trying to go large,” Hartz said. “What we want to do is try to be able to serve the largest number of potential members in the area.” Currently, the new location is in the planning stages. Renovations are set to begin in the first part of next year. The new store will take over the former Fin and Feather store at 3338 Center Point Road N.E. Jennifer Angerer, the Co-op market-

ing manager, said the building has been vacant for five years. According to a Tuesday news release, the coming weeks will see existing building and parking lot construction. The new store is expected to open in late 2014 or early 2015. Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett said the store will benefit the city in many ways, including creating more than 50 jobs and expanded consumer options. “New Pioneer has a great reputation in Coralville and Iowa City,” Corbett said. “We’re just thrilled that it’s willing to look at the Cedar Rapids market.” Furthermore, he said, the Co-Op would be beneficial to the city’s private sector. “We’ve seen incredible investment in the private sector since the 2008 flood,” Corbett said. “This is a reconfirmation about the private sector.” Both Hartz and Angerer said they are confident about the future of their new location. Various market studies on the New Pioneer customers have shown that the new area will be receptive to the niche market that the Co-op serves, they said. “We have a very large member base in Cedar Rapids, around 5,000 to 6,000 people,” she said. “That building is kind of located



in ground zero of where our current members are.” Calls made to New Pioneer Board President Sarah Walz had not been returned as of Tuesday afternoon. New Pioneer also would like relocate its Iowa City store to a better location. In January, the store pushed for relocation to city-owned land at the intersection of College and Gilbert Streets that would have been a part of the Chauncey Gardens high-rise. The Iowa City City Council chose a 20-story project led by developer Marc Moen, dubbed the Chauncey, for the land on Jan. 8. While unsuccessful in that effort, Angerer said, Coop officials are still searching for another location. “We’re in a good position financially to focus on multiple projects,” she said. “Our membership [in Iowa City] continues to grow — there certainly is a demand. It is just an exciting opportunity that we will continue to try to find a more appropriate place for our downtown site.” In fiscal 2013, the Iowa City and Coralville locations took in $11 million and $15 million, respectively, the DI has previously reported. The natural and organic food grocery opened a Cedar Rapids store in 1988, then closed it in 1991 because of poor sales.

shutdown Continued from front added since then, and that goes away until they think about a new farm bill.”

State government Many federal government institutions operating in the state have been closed due to the government shutdown including Iowa Department of Natural Resource sites such as the Coralville Rservoir dayuse parks and the USDA National Resources Conservation Service. In addition, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch is also shuttered, as all National Archives facilities are closed. However, Social Security payments, the U.S. Postal Service, and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs hospital and clinics will all remain up and running. But Solow noted many ways in which the state might be affected. “The Iowa National Guard is going to stop training and stop maintaining equipment,” he said. “Small-business loans, that’s going to probably shut down, and eventually that’ll start to hurt small businesses who borrow

money so it’s things like that where in the shortterm it’s not a big deal … but in the long-term, there could be a problem.”

Student impact Cathy Wilcox, the senior associate director of office operations at the Office of Student Financial Aid, said officials hope there will be no delay in student aid; however, it is too soon to say. “[The National Student Financial Aid Association] has given us the impression that business will run as usual and that we shouldn’t see any delay in getting the students’ funds,” she said. “We’ve had this happen before, and the effect has been very minimal. We’re still getting funds, and students are still getting money, so right now we’re not anticipating anything major.” Wilcox said the UI will receive more information about the shutdown as the week continues. Overall, the shutdown will cost $300 million per day, according to IHS Global Insight. According to the Office of Management and Budget, the shutdown in 1995 and 1996 cost taxpayers $1.4 billion.

Government Shutdown A series of events took place that led Congress to the point of a government shutdown. • Fiscal year ended at midnight Monday, and Congress needed to pass a new budget. • On Sunday, the House of Representatives passed a bill with legislation attached defunding the Affordable Care Act for a year and permanently repealed the medical device tax. • Senate refused to pass the bill before the deadline. • Now around 800,000 federal workers are out of work, because all nonessential federally funded programs were suspended. • First shutdown in 17 years. Source: Associated Press and DI Archives

“The longer the shutdown goes, the longer people will have to wait to get on the health-insurance exchange, the longer it goes that all those essential government services, even though they say they’re funded, will fall further behind,” said Rep. David Jacoby, D-Coralville. “It’s a critical domino effect.” Metro reporter Emily Friese contributed to this story.

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Tech in the humanities Adam Gromotka

While English or history majors probably won’t fiddle with programming during their time at the university, they will, for all of their classes, use some sort of computer-related technology. Whether we’re taking notes in lecture or conducting research, we’ve all become dependent on the use of multimedia technologies to improve and complete our education. And this dependence is increasing. The preconceived notion is that modern technologies matter very little for the social sciences and humanities. With online services to conduct research and turn in papers, what else could these students need? The truth of the matter is that a generation raised with computers requires a more computer-focused education. Unless the university takes a stronger, proactive stance on investigating better technology options for these students, their education will be lacking. From a student’s perspective, ICON — the online service principally used by students to submit work or read teacher-posted articles — is boring and outdated. Sitting down with several instructors, it’s clear that they share the same sentiments about the system. “We’re stuck with ICON, which is a very clunky platform,” said Kembrew McLeod, a professor of communication studies. “It’s not very robust. I think it discourages instructors from doing innovative things.” The other instructors I interviewed agreed. McLeod likened the current ICON platform to Windows 95. He suggested that an improved online learning space would add another teaching and learning technique, leading to better, richer learning

experiences for students when used in class. The ineffective use of technology doesn’t stop. Another problem involves the use of computers to conduct research. It’s not that the university is even remotely close to lacking research materials, it’s that students aren’t being properly trained on how to use them. The sheer volume of databases and articles can seem overwhelming to an inexperienced researcher. “How do you pick what’s relevant?” said Noah Johnson, a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Anthropology Department. “How do you know what’s useful?” He said it’s clear who knows how to research and who doesn’t. Students need more tutorials on how to research effectively before diving into a college education. Increasing the focus on the proper use of online research in the curriculum of required rhetoric courses could be one solution. Despite the obvious need for an improvement in technology, it’s important to note that there is no easy solution. With how quickly computer and Internet technologies are improving, it’s tough for professors to learn a new system and implement it into their teaching. “Some people embrace technology,” said cinema/ comparative literature Associate Professor Corey Creekmur. “Others don’t.” He noted how, throughout his teaching career, his department has experienced continually evolving technologies. Some instructors welcome new technologies with open arms; others stick to what they know. Simply put, there is a lot that needs to be done. It’s an awkward, puberty-like era for computers, and we’re still learning how to effectively use them in education. With elementary schools beginning to implement 1-to-1 computing education, the university will have no choice but to cater to this new generation of tech-savvy learners. Why not start now?


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End the hostage-taking


he House and Senate adjourned Tuesday evening without reaching an agreement to fund and reopen the federal government. The Republican-controlled House refused to pass a budget resolution unless it delays the implementation of Obamacare, and the Senate Democrats refused to gut the president’s signature achievement in exchange for six weeks of government funding. As a result, the government shutdown continues, increasing the likelihood that thousands of government employees will be furloughed, and the economy will be harmed by an extended closure. As we wrote on Monday, this shutdown — the first since the Gingrich Congress of the mid1990s — is an embarrassing display of legislative gridlock unmatched in the world’s developed countries. Only in the United States could a minority party attempt to block duly passed legislation by holding the country’s economy ransom. But let’s not forget why we’re in this mess in the first place. Many of the media accounts on this issue have been filled with false equivalence, headlines that portray the conflict in Congress as a battle between the parties as if they are equally to blame for the nation’s current predicament. Make no mistake; the government shutdown is the fault of the House GOP’s scorched-earth political strategy. This shutdown ultimately came about because there is no federal budget on the books. Earlier this year, the House and Senate both passed budgets, but Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, didn’t convene any bicameral negotiations to actually attempt to pass a budget. Instead, Ryan and the House Republicans planned to use the threat of a government shutdown and, later, the debt ceiling in order to extract concessions in the budget fight. In other words, the Republicans have been

waiting for these twin crises to leverage an agenda — defunding Obamacare and cutting government spending chief among their goals — that would otherwise have no hope of passing. The House Republicans’ tactics have cost them already in terms of public esteem. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Monday, only 26 percent of Americans approve of the way the House GOP has handled the negotiations over the federal budget and shutdown, and 63 percent disapprove. If the Republicans hope to save face politically, and if the country is to return to a relative legislative health, they must give up on their blackmail tactics, agree to reopen the government, and raise the debt ceiling. If they refuse to release their economic hostages and this fight spills over to the coming debt-ceiling debate, the GOP could really trash the economy. In mid-October, Congress will have to raise the country’s borrowing limit so the government can pay its bills. If that doesn’t happen, the country could default on its debts, which would cause a chain reaction of economic doom. Unfortunately, early indications are that the House Republicans plan to tie any proposal to raise the debt ceiling to a delay of Obamacare, a plan that must done away with. In 2011, President Obama and the congressional Democrats made the mistake of negotiating with the Republicans on the debt ceiling and validating their hostage-taking tactics. Today, the Democrats need to stick to their guns and refuse to bend to the will of the House Republicans, lest their tactics be validated again.

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guest COLUMN 21 makes sense — more than ever On Nov. 5, Iowa City voters will choose, once again, between a safer, vibrant downtown and the profit motives of a small number of bar owners. Unless the community votes “no” on the referendum to repeal the 21-ordinance, we will turn the clock back to a time when downtown was an underage drinking destination with all the problems that followed. It’s really that simple. In 2010, the City Council passed an ordinance tying the bar entry age after 10 p.m. to the legal drinking age. Later that

year, the voters rejected an effort to repeal the ordinance. Since then, our police report substantial declines in downtown calls for service for assaults, criminal mischief, fights in progress, and intoxicated pedestrians. The University of Iowa reports remarkable declines in every indicator of unsafe drinking among students. In 2010, opponents of the 21-ordinance predicted that the near-campus areas would explode. In fact, our neighborhoods did not explode, and disorderly house citations are down 26 percent despite heavier enforcement. The opponents

predicted more alcohol-related emergencies among young people. In fact, ER visits for alcohol emergencies dropped for 19- and 20-yearolds following adoption of the ordinance. The opponents predicted that our downtown economy would collapse. While four venues (out of dozens) have closed, they were replaced by a diverse array of office, retail, restaurant, and film offerings. If downtown improved and the parade of horribles did not result, why are we voting on this issue again? One of the promoters of the referendum, a bar owner, recently told a local newspaper, “As far as the

money thing, I honestly would like more money.” He has yet to tell the community why it should place his financial gain over the proven benefits of a commonsense ordinance. Downtown is now more balanced, more vibrant, and more welcoming. It is also safer. Let’s not turn back the clock. Please visit 21makessense. org to learn more about the issues and pledge your support. Vote “no” on Nov. 5. [UI Vice President of Student Life Tom Rocklin and Mayor Matt Hayek are co-heads of 21 Makes Sense.]

A last reflection on Walter White


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Barrett Sonn

The following column contains “Breaking Bad” spoilers. Sunday evening marked the end of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” which was considered through most of its five seasons to be a member of the TV drama Pantheon. It also marked the end of Walter White, who was, despite his many detractors, one of the easiest antiheroes to root for and even love in recent memory. From the beginning, creator Vince Gilligan and Company made it clear that Walt’s transition would be from “Mr. Chips to Scarface” — and it worked to the point where I’m sure more college students have “Breaking Bad” posters than the famously cliché blackand-white “Scarface” posters. The transition was convincing and visceral, and it’s not the first time a good person with

good intentions has broken bad. But we learned things in the final few episodes, and more importantly, we remembered scenes from seasons past. Perhaps, we learned, Walt was never a truly good person, and perhaps his intentions were more fueled by bad than good. The last two episodes gave us a new insight into Walt and how he changed into Heisenberg. We always thought Walt was doing what he was doing for his family. It made the most sense and was also emphatically expressed by Walt numerous times throughout the series. Then comes the revelations when he talks to his wife, Skyler, for the last time. He really did it for himself. He felt good doing it. He felt alive. Knowing that, we can go back to the beginning and really look at Walt with skepticism. And there were signs even back then that Walt, on the inside, was perhaps a little resentful and discontent with how his life had turned out. In fact, that’s not even a secret. It was clear. But the key is that most of us forgot about

that. We saw the scenes involving Elliott and Gretchen Schwartz, Walt’s former friends and business partners, and then they disappeared for a while. We forgot. We forgot that Walt was a highschool chemistry teacher who was underperforming. And he knew it. He knew he should be living in a beautiful and spacious house like the Schwartz residence in the last episode. To make matters worse, he was portrayed as being an irrelevant member of the company Gray Matter Technologies by Elliott and Gretchen, when he was actually a cofounder. To correlate Walt’s transition into evil with his cancer is acceptable. Walt needed money for cancer treatments, and he needed to make sure his family would be taken care of. In the beginning he thought he was doing it for his family. I suppose he had an epiphany, or just accepted the truth, in the end. It was always in him, this brooding jealousy and envy, and a sequence of events that perfectly lined up led him to go and do egregious things like poison kids and

organize synchronized prison deaths. Remember, he made more money than his cancer and his family would ever need. But he never stopped. He justified that by explaining how he had suffered so much and wasn’t satisfied. He wasn’t ready to give up. He had to make up for lost time living in a different social and economic class than what he deserved. In the finale, Walt looks at Walt Jr. through the window and open doorframe of a laundry room and finally realizes what a destroyer of worlds he is. Then it all ends with Walt sprawled on the floor of a clean meth lab, with a head full of hair and clothes reminiscent of what Walt wore in the beginning of the series: khaki pants and jacket with a green shirt. He had come full circle, finally having faced the truth. He understood what he had become, to the fullest. And we came away understanding that who we loved was a good person who had too much residual damage and who found a perfect sequence of events to try to resolve that damage, only to completely and utterly fail.




Early voting begins for council election Iowa City officials are hoping for a large voter turnout and are counting on early voting to help. by Lily Abromeit

To help fix recent lower-than-expected election turnout numbers, Johnson County officials are again turning to the option of early voting, starting today. With the effort, officials say they are hoping to see a record turnout at the 15 voting locations. “It gives people an extra opportunity to vote,” said Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert. “We’ve seen such low voter turnout it’s great to see people be interested.” Of the 27,581 total ballots requested, 25,974 early and provisional ballots were collected by mail or at satellite location for the 2010 election. Calling record voter turnout percentages of 10 percent “sad,” Weipert said he would like to see

numbers improve across the board, reaching upwards of 80-90 percent. Deputy Auditor of Elections Kingsley Botchway said he supports early voting but also believes in supporting those people who choose to hold their vote until after campaign forums. “I welcome people who want to wait for forums because it does provide an atmosphere to see [possible] City Council members,” Botchway said. “Hopefully, that accountability shows who will be better in the position.” Using a face-to-face approach for his campaign, Botchway has focused on door knocking, meet and greets, attending events and pairing with local businesses to address people about his message of incorporating all areas, and all people, of Iowa

City into the governmental system. Mayor Pro Tem Susan Mims, who is also running for an at-large seat on the council, said supporting a diverse community is a major part of her campaign as well. She is also focused on financial and neighborhood stability and sustainability. Many other candidates emphasized the benefits of early voting. Mims said she thinks early voting is “great” because it allows people “to have multiple options early on at different locations where it’s convenient for people to get out and vote and hopefully increase the number of voters.” Iowa City resident Rockne Cole, who is running for an at-large seat, said his campaign initiatives include tactics such as door knocking and meeting with groups

to spread his message of creating a sustainable and walkable city, along with progressive, cooperative entrepreneurship. Iowa City native Catherine Champion, who is competing for an at-large seat, said she supports early voting. “I think we have to do anything we can in our power to allow people to vote because that is really the basis of our community,” the downtown business owner said. As owner of Cheap and Chic and Catherine’s, Champion is focused on supporting local businesses and urban growth. In addition to both cultural and educational diversity, historic neighborhood preservation and maintaining a safe and healthy environment are of priority. Iowa City resident Royceann Porter, who is

ic-controlled Senate locked in a stalemate, it was unclear how long a temporary bill needed to finance government activities would be stalled. Despite the political rancor, investors didn’t push the panic button. That suggests that, at least for now, they aren’t anticipating that the stalemate will cause enough disruption in the economy to threaten a gradual U.S. recovery and a four-year bull run in the stock market. “The trend of the economy appears to be in a positive direction,” said Michael

Sheldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group. “Unless this really gets ugly, we think the markets should start to look ahead to what we believe should be better economic data over the next six to 12 months.” In the latest encouraging news on the economy, a private industry group reported Tuesday that U.S. manufacturing expanded at the fastest pace since April 2011 last month on stronger production and hiring. The Dow Jones industrial average rose

62.03 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,191.70. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 13.45 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,695.00. The Nasdaq composite rose 46.50 points, or 1.2 percent, to 3,817.98. All ten sectors of the S&P 500 rose, led by gains in health care and technology. —Associated Press

nation Investors remain calm NEW YORK — Investors stayed calm on the first day of a partial shutdown of the U.S. government Tuesday and sent the stock market modestly higher. A long-running dispute in Washington over President Obama’s healthcare law caused a deadlock over the U.S. budget, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending all but essential services. With the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Democrat-

running for the District B seat, has been doing much of her campaigning via social media, extending her ideas such as embracing Iowa City’s diversity, establishing a better quality of life, and providing affordable housing for all. Incumbent Terry Dickens, who is running to keep the District B seat, said that early voting is one way to encourage people to vote, as it allows citizens to vote when it is convenient for them. “You hear people complaining about things, [but] they’re the people that didn’t vote,” Dickens, a co-owner of Herteen and Stocker Jewelers said. “So I think it’s very important to get out and vote and get the people to choose [the best representatives].”

Early Voting Polling places for City Council elections will open this Wednesday for early voting. Various polling locations will be available. • Auditor’s Office, 913 S. Dubuque St. • Burge • Hillcrest • Mayflower • Campus Recreation & Wellness Center • Pappajohn Business Building • Main Library • Kirkwood Community College, 1816 Lower Muscatine Road • Old Capitol Town Center, 201 S. Clinton St. • Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St. • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Source: Johnson County auditor website




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• Doughnut Wednesday, 10 a.m., Wilson’s Orchard, 2924 Orchard Lane N.E. • English Language Discussion Circle, noon, S126 Pappajohn Business Building • Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, “SAM dependent Fe-S enzymes,” Qi Lu, Chemistry, 12:30 p.m., W323 Chemistry Building • Time Management and Organizational Skills Workshop, Academic Support & Retention and University Counseling Service, 3:30 p.m., 61 Schaeffer Hall • East Side Walking Club, 4 p.m., HyVee, 812 S. First Ave. • Café Scientifique, “Concussions, Contusions, and Protection of One’s Brain,” 5:30 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn • “Live from Prairie Lights,” Robin Sloan, fiction, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque

Know your Ledge author: • When it comes to toothpaste, I really don’t have any brand loyalty. • Until I was roughly 25, I thought T.G.I. Fridays were only open on Fridays. Yes, really. • If I had to guess, I’d say I’ve read about half of Wikipedia. So please, NO SPOILERS. • In high school, I was so fat that my nickname was “Oval-teen.” • I prefer public restrooms with hand dryers instead of paper towel dispensers because I like to slightly warm my hands before wiping them on my jeans. • When I do any computer coding that is case insensitive, I keep Caps Lock “on” BECAUSE I THINK THE PROGRAM WILL COMPILE FASTER IF IT THINKS I AM ANGRY. • I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m “in love with” Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Lover’s pizza, but I’m definitely having sex with it on a regular basis. • I’m wealthier than Will Smith. Luckily, “Will Smith” is a common name. • I don’t want to die doing something I love. I want to die doing something I hate. That way, I won’t have to finish it. • Every year for the last 10 years my Halloween costume has been “Guy who ate all the mini Heath bars he pretended he bought for the children and is now crying on the couch with the porch light turned off.” Andrew R. Juhl thanks Brian Tanner for contributing to today’s Ledge.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. — Elbert Hubbard

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Collaborate with people who work in a similar industry or share your goals. Favorable changes will result, and you will find good partners for future projects. Make home improvements, but don’t go over budget. Physical activity will do you good. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Expand on an idea you have. Use all your skills to prove to others that you are capable of living up to any promise you make. Relationships will improve, but you must be willing to compromise. Romance is in the stars. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t let criticism get you down. If you feel good about what you are doing, that’s all that matters. Do your own thing, and avoid emotional encounters that might stifle your progress. Focus on finishing what you start. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put more into creative endeavors. Expand your spiritual awareness, and look for enlightenment in whatever you pursue. Love and romance are apparent, and nurturing a relationship or looking for love should be your intent. It’s up to you to make things happen. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Look for new ways to offer the services or talents that you specialize in. Don’t let personal responsibilities hinder you from branching out in directions that suit your personality and your needs. Focus on change and adventure. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stay focused on what you have to do. Offer incentives, and make emotional pleas if it will help you get what you want. The results will be favorable if you are willing to pay the price. Romance looks promising. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take charge, and make things happen. Don’t waffle when it’s vital that you are ready to leap into action. Change may not be welcomed, but it will be inevitable, so do your best to stay prepared and adaptable. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Play, have fun, and enjoy finding out about unusual interests, cultures, and possibilities. Make personal changes to your home and lifestyle, and let love and romance lead to new and exciting plans for the future. New beginnings will bring endless variety. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be leery of anyone using emotional blackmail or being evasive. Take action and protect your assets, possessions and relationships that are important to you. Don’t let anyone push change on you, but be willing to make changes that are necessary. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Learn all you can, and establish your position among your peers. You have plenty to gain by being a team player and building relationships with those who have something to offer in return. Partnerships can be formed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Misinformation will cause you to miss out on an opportunity. Ask questions, and get the facts straight to avoid loss or damage to your reputation. Gains can be made, but only if you are ready to take action. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Romance should be given precedence. You can help develop a closer bond with someone special by taking part in something you enjoy doing together. Your unique way of doing and seeing things will attract attention.


gateway Continued from front listened intently. Elevating Dubuque Street, as well as replacing the aging Park Road bridge with a structure that is longer and higher, stand as just two prongs of the controversial project. “Let’s make a gorgeous bridge that impacts minimally the environments so we could put it on a post card,” Tannen said. “Let’s do something we can be proud of, not a 15-foot elevated highway at that bridge.” Currently, three designs have been presented to aid in flood-prevention efforts: a deck girder bridge at 200 plus 1 foot; a through arch at 200


Continued from front “It really is important at the University of Iowa that shared governments plays a real role in all of the activities on campus and that means our students have a real voice in the things that happen on our campus,” Mason said. “It’s important to me to be able to hear the student voices, and I rely very heavily on the student leaders to be able to reflect on what the student experience is, where we can be better, and the kinds of things we need to be doing going forward.” Touching on several key aspects of the current state of the university, Mason highlighted ongoing demolition to the Hancher/Voxmann/Clapp complex, numerous sustainability efforts, and supporting a second tuition freeze. Following a May public announcement of the UI Foundation’s newest fundraising campaign, For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa, Mason outlined increased funds. To date, she said over the past six years as president, the foundation has received donations totaling $1.12 billion. The goal to raise $1.7 billion in private support by December 2016 has grown since a May 2 estimate of $1.025 billion. UISG President Kath-

plus 1 foot; and a deck girder bridge at 500 plus 1 foot, as the preferred alternative for the worstcase scenario. The bridge options, to date, are priced at $35.01 million, $38.31 million, and $36.65 million, respectively, in addition to a soft cost of design valued at $8 million. Rick Fosse, the city’s director of Public Works, said the deck girder is more economical, but the bridge is thicker and would not work favor of the city’s issues. City councilors and city officials continually iterated no formal action would be taken at Tuesday’s meeting. However as bridge design plans are being narrowed down, confusion and opposition to elevating Dubuque Street are


still a concern with some city councilors. “I think, for me at least, I don’t necessarily know the full horizontal impact,” City Councilor Susan Mims said in regards to the street elevation’s effect on trees and vegetation. “Until I can see what it’s really doing horizontally, I don’t know what elevation I’m comfortable with.” As the project transitions from the environmental assessment phase to the design phase, and fundamental design parameters are being established, the more-than-five-years-inthe-making project has had several public discussions as well as two meetings with the City Council. And while vocal dissent was present, ma-

UISG Members of the University of Iowa Student Government and Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students met with UI President Sally Mason and other campus leaders Tuesday evening in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber. Among topics discussed by Mason include: • Her commitment to keeping tuition low as long as she is president. • Iowa City’s ranking as the fourth-best city for volunteering and giving. • Various sustainability measures by the UI Student Governments and campus as a whole. • UI’s latest fundraising project, For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa, which she said has raised $1.12 billion of its $1.7 billion goal. Sources: UI President Sally Mason and DI archives

erine Valde said that when the last joint meeting among the two student governments and Mason took place three years ago, officials planned for it to only discuss what each individual government had on its agenda. But this time, she said the session focused on what the groups can accomplish together, calling attention to past efforts as a testament to collaborations. “Over the last couple months, both of our governments have worked together to achieve [excellent] levels of collaboration of legislative advocacy, sustainability programing and funding for student organizations,” Valde said. Executive Council President Ben Gillig said the evening provided a chance to streamline conversations. “Meetings like this are important, first of all, just to give everyone an opportunity to be in the same

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place at the same time,” he said. “Sometimes when you’re not in the same room you don’t really get a feel for what’s important to the other body and just sort of how they operate.” Executive Council delegate Danielle D’Ambrosio, a second-year UI graduate student, echoed Valde’s sentiments. “It’s important for both councils to touch base on what issues they’re working on,” D’Ambrosio said. “Issues that matter to both councils.” Valde said making these meetings a tradition is something she hopes to see following her graduation this year. “This is a really productive meeting [and] a good opportunity to let President Mason and her cabinet know what’s going on,” she said. “I was talking to senators after the meeting, and they seemed to really like it, so, hopefully, it will continue over the next few years.”

ny individuals also expressed their approval of how the council is dealing with the initiative, including a representative from the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce. “We’re very appreciative that you are taking the next steps to move forward with this project; we understand that you are still in the initial

stages, that you are still looking at bridge type and composition, but we appreciate that you are moving down this path,” said Rebecca Neades, the vice president of public policy for the Chamber of Commerce. Still, some citizens are still opposed the current design options, which since April have increased in price from $33

NEWS 7 million to $40 million to a now targeted $44 million to $45 million. “I’m against raising Dubuque Street; I think there’s some other ways to go about it, because I know you are presented with four different options, there’s a fifth option here: none of the above,” Iowa City resident Derek Dallmen said.




Iowa men’s tennis aims to be aggressive The Iowa men’s tennis team is installing a new, aggressive system this year. By Jack Rossi

Be aggressive — that’s what the coaches of the Iowa men’s tennis team are telling their players this year. For the past few years, the team’s style has been to grind it out and win points. No more. Head coach Steve Houghton, who has followed a grind-it-out approach, believes an aggressive style is a better for the team. “An awful lot of guys on our team are not necessarily geared that way,” he said. “It’s a lot of big guys, big shots, big serves. So I think

this is a better fit for our team.” So what does an aggressive style of play mean exactly? The team now wants the players to find opportunities to attack the net and control the baseline. Instead of waiting for errors, the goal is to force the opponents to make errors. Assistant coach Ross Wilson has worked with drills to get the Hawkeyes in a position to control the baseline and maintain their offensive position. “I hit a nothing [a softly hit] ball,” Wilson said. “The guys try to get their weight back and then forward into the shot so it penetrates the other side of the court, and as soon as they do that, they’re looking to stay up on the baseline.” The footwork is also very important, and for

Houghton, it begins with the mindset. “Start with the mindset,” he said. “If your mindset is to be aggressive and look for opportunities to make big shots, then I think actually helps your footwork.” And the players are buying into the new system and enjoy the change of pace during practice. “It’s a real positive approach this year,” junior Matt Hagan said. “Last year, it was a little more laid-back. Maybe at times we weren’t as focused or giving it the red light, whereas now we are giving it 100 percent every single ball. It’s more intense.” The next step for the Hawkeyes is to translate their play into tournaments and be ready for Big Ten play in the spring.

Hawk frosh returns from Pan Am experience By Danny Payne

Stephanie Norlander looked exhausted after the Hawkeyes’ field-hockey practice Tuesday afternoon — and rightfully so. To say the freshman has been through a whirlwind of events Norlander over the forward last few weeks would be an understatement. She competed for Team Canada in the Pan American Cup from Sept. 21-28 and jumped right back into things

notebook Continued from 10 yards per contest ranks just sixth in the Big Ten. “When they lock down on you, they’re in your face; it’s not a lot of breathing room there,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said. “You look at their pass statistics; they’re probably comfortable with the style of play they have.”

‘Veteran’ King Ferentz wasn’t very clear on whether Jordan Lomax would be ready to play against Michigan State. The most-re-

big ten Continued from 10 weekend in a matchup for the Floyd of Rosedale against Iowa, which they lost, 23-7. “We go through all the trophy games: the importance, the history, and so forth,” Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill said during the Big Ten teleconference. “I actually have kind of an old Little Brown Jug sitting here. There are [reminders] of it all over the building. Our kids understand that.” Despite his team having a 68-22-3 historic advantage in the rivalry, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke knows that his matchup with Minnesota won’t be easy, especially after his team has had dif-


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rors can be when playing a tough Big Ten team like Wisconsin. “I think we just have to stay consistent, and that will make us successful,” Leppek said. “Consistent passing, consistent hitting, consistent setting, be consistent with our serves are all big.” The Hawkeyes have struggled with consistency

Tuesday after returning to Iowa City on Monday. “It was a long day [Monday]; I’m a bit mentally tired today,” the native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, said. However, despite the long journey, it was a successful trip for Norlander, former Hawkeye Jess Barnett, and Team Canada — they took home the bronze medal in the tournament. “It was a great result for Canada as a whole,” Barnett said. “It was definintely a success, for sure.” For Norlander, her first taste of play with her country’s top team was highlighted by a goal in

her team’s first match of the tournament against Guyana and against Trinidad & Tobago. Other than her play on the field, one of the things of the things that impressed Barnett most was the way Norlander handled the hype and pressure surrounding a tournament as big as the Pan Am Cup. The threetime Big Ten honoree said Norlander fit right in with the high level of play. “It’s definintely a big deal for someone like her coming in and making a statement on the international stage like that,” Barnett said. “I’m sure it was nerve-racking the

first couple games, but she showed us she fit in really well.” Now that one of Team Canada’s youngest members is back wearing the Black and Gold, she will try to use the experience to help her team. Her Hawkeye teammates and coaches are happy to have her back in Iowa City. “It’s big,” head coach Tracey Griesbaum said. “Getting Steph back, this is kind of our first weekend that I think we’re going to be super ready to go for the first time in about three weeks.” Based on her experience playing internation-

ally, Barnett thinks it will play dividends for the young Hawkeye. Because the level of play is so much higher and the speed of the game faster than at the college level, she doesn’t think Norlander will have any trouble coming back to NCAA play. “You have to learn how to make decisions much quicker [at the international level],” said Barnett, a two-time All-American. “Being able to see the field and making adequate decisions at the right time and executing them in a timely manner.” Barnett and Norlander are both graduates

of Handsworth Secondary in North Vancouver, but because of their age difference, they never played together in high school. However, the younger of the duo was glad to get the opportunity to play with her alumna, saying Barnett is a lot of fun to be on the pitch with. Norlander thoroughly enjoyed playing with Barnett and Team Canada, but she knows is ready to play the first Big Ten game of her career Saturday against Michigan. “I’ll be ready to go Saturday,” Norlander said. “It’s definintely a must-win.”

cent depth-chart shows true-freshman Desmond King still as the starter at right cornerback. “[Lomax] has only played part of one game, and King really is the veteran right now, which seems funny to talk about a guy who was in high school six months ago,” Ferentz said. “But [King]’s been able to practice and able to play, and that’s where we’re at right now.” Ferentz didn’t specify when Lomax would return. It could be advantageous for the Iowa defense if the sophomore played against Michigan State, as Dantonio tabbed sophomore Spartan quarterback Connor Cook as

the starter during Tuesday’s teleconference. Cook has been Michigan State’s most consistent quarterback this season, connecting on 53.1 percent of his passes for five scores. More importantly, though, is that he hasn’t thrown an interception. “What we’re looking for him to do is grow and gain experience as he enters his second full start,” Dantonio said on the teleconference. “He’s got a lot of ability … We have a lot of confidence in him.”

Fiedorowicz, wasn’t on the field when Iowa’s offense ran its first play from scrimmage. It was, instead, Ray Hamilton. Hamilton, a junior, has been a serviceable backup to Fiedorowicz this season, accounting for 6 catches for 81 yards. It’s unclear if Hamilton has overtaken Fiedorowicz for the starting spot on Iowa’s roster — Fiedorowicz is still listed as the starter on the most-recent depthchart. But Ferentz said on Tuesday that Hamilton might see more playing time as the season progresses. “Last spring [Hamilton] did some good things, and it’s been a continual thing

for him,” Ferentz said. “We like all our tight ends.

They all bring something positive to the team.”

Hamilton growing Last weekend, against Minnesota, the usual starting tight end, C.J.

ficulties winning against Akron and Connecticut in its last two games. “This is going to be a big test,” Hoke said during the teleconference. “Jerry Kill and Minnesota are a team that’s very physical, and we have to try to match their physicality and play our best football of the year.” Hoke doesn’t believe he has to help quarterback Devin Gardner move on from mistakes that he may make during games. Over the course of four games, Gardner has thrown 8 interceptions to 7 touchdowns, but Hoke still has confidence in his quarterback. “Devin is a guy who has a lot of confidence, and we have a lot of confidence in him,” Hoke said. “Some of the miscues we’ve had have been more of making sure our fundamentals are what they need to be on ev-

ery snap, and that’s part of being consistent.”

all season and in past seasons. Last year, they rang up more than 700 errors, and they are on pace for a similar total this year. Already 0-2 in Big Ten play, the Hawkeyes will need big games up and down the entire roster if they want to defeat Wisconsin, a team that defeated them in both of their meetings last year, 3-2 and 3-0. “One thing I’ve learned, and I think the whole team has learned, is just how valuable every point is,” junior Allie Dietz said. “Ev-

ery point matters, and we really have to take advantage of every point and every situation that the other team puts us in.” And when you are playing a team as tough as Wisconsin, it’s these tiny differences that can affect the outcome of the game. “If they send over a free ball or something like that, we have to take advantage of it, and really capitalize on the points that the other team makes, we can win,” Dietz said. “We need to let them make the mistakes.”

Taylor Martinez may be sidelined for Big Ten opener It’s been a long season for Nebraska. There have been head coach controversies, blown wins, and now, quarterback Taylor Martinez may miss the Big Ten opener with a turf-toe injury suffered earlier in the season. It caused him to miss Sept. 21’s matchup against South Dakota State. Head coach Bo Pelini said at his press conference Monday that Martinez did not practice during the team’s bye week, or on Sunday, working on individual things, particularly with his throwing, saying that he to “get him healed up.” “I think he’s getting clos-

er to being 100 percent,” Pelini said. “As of yesterday, he wasn’t quite 100 percent. I think he’s getting better, and we’ll have to see as the week progresses.”






FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO NO. 15 The Iowa field-hockey squad (5-4, 0-1) fell in the poll for the third-straight week. The newest poll, released Tuesday, saw the Hawkeyes drop one spot in the rankings to No. 15. The drop comes after a 4-3 overtime loss to No. 10 Northwestern (10-2, 1-0) on Sept. 27. Just as there were in the previous polls, four Big Ten teams are featured in the top 20. Penn State (7-3) leads the pack at No. 8, followed by Northwestern and Iowa. Michigan (5-5) is the lowest of the four teams at No. 19.

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— by Danny Payne

BIG TEN HONORS SWIMMER ZITO Iowa freshman swimmer Nick Zito was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. Zito swam four events in his first college dual in Ann Arbor at the Michigan Zito Water Carnival hawk swimmer last weekend and placed second twice, third, and seventh. The Hawkeyes will return to action on Oct. 11 for their annual intrasquad meet.

— by Jordyn Reiland

CHICAGO STARTS STANLEY CUP DEFENSE ON RIGHT SKATE CHICAGO — Brandon Saad, Johnny Oduya, and Marian Hossa scored in the third period, and Chicago kicked off its Stanley Cup title defense with a 6-4 victory over Mikhail Grabovsky and Washington on Tuesday night. Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, and Brandon Bollig also scored for Chicago, which won its first game for the second-straight season. Corey Crawford made 28 saves, including a couple of huge stops when Chicago killed off a late 5-on-3 power play. Chicago ruined Los Angeles’ title celebration with a 5-2 victory in last season’s opener, then set an NHL record by recording at least one point in its first 24 games. The fast start played a key role in the team’s run to the Stanley Cup title, and coach Joel Quenneville made it clear in training camp that another opening surge is a priority. Grabovsky had 3 goals and an assist in his first game since he signed with Washington in August. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist, but the Capitals dropped their opener for the second-straight season. Grabovsky had consecutive power-play goals in the third, lifting Washington to a 3-2 lead with 14:44 left. But Saad finished a beautiful give-and-go with Michal Handzus, and Oduya converted a long slap shot at 13:53 to put Chicago ahead to stay. Oduya caught a fortunate break on his 32nd birthday when his fluttering shot went in off the glove of goalie Braden Holtby on its way to the net. Hossa finished the scoring when he was dragged down from behind as he skated toward an empty net in the final seconds, prompting the officials to award him with an insurance goal. Cheered on by a raucous crowd of 22,158, Chicago staged one last celebration of the franchise’s fifth title. The team handed out special wristbands that lit up during parts of the pregame ceremony, making the rows of seats at the United Center look like a clear night sky full of stars. Front office staff and players posed for a picture with the banner hanging just over the ice. It was then raised to the top while the crowd roared.

— Associated Press

SCOREBOARD MLB Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2 NHL Toronto 4, Montreal 3 Chicago 6, Washington 4 Winnipeg, Edmonton (late)

WHAT TO WATCH Baseball: Tampa Bay vs. Cleveland, 7:07 p.m., TBS

Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock passes the ball in Kinnnick on Sept. 7. Iowa defeated Missouri State, 28-14. (The Daily Iowan/Alyssa Hitchcock)


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Notebook: Iowa’s passing attack could be slowed a bit against the Michigan State secondary.

One of the nation’s longest win streaks and the hopes of an undefeated season are on the line Saturday night.

By Cody Goodwin

By Matt Cabel

Iowa’s Jake Rudock has spent the first five games of the 2013 season flinging passes to 16 different receivers. He’s connected on 61.7 percent of his passes. He’s tossed 6 touchdowns. But the five opponents Rudock has thrown against haven’t had the best passing-efficiency defenses. Iowa’s foe with the strongest passing defense thus far has been Western Michigan, whose passing efficiency defense stands at 121.12 —the 52nd ranked unit in that category in the country. Michigan State (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) ranks first in that category with a passing-efficiency defense of 72.63. The Spartans’ secondary is touted, statistically, as the toughest in the nation, allowing just 153.8 yards through the air per game. Rudock will have to find a way

to sling the pig skin through the nation’s top pass defense on Saturday when Mark Dantonio’s squad visits Kinnick Stadium for Iowa’s (4-1, 1-0) Homecoming. “The back four cover very well,” Rudock said on Tuesday. “We’re going to have our hands full. It’s very evident on film.” The Spartan’s pass defense has allowed just a 36.3 completion percentage this season and has intercepted 4 passes — two for touchdowns. Their first four opponents have scored just four times through the air and have combined for a total of 522 passing yards. These stats suggest that Iowa’s passing attack might be in a heap of trouble Saturday. Though Rudock has spread the ball around with better-than-average accuracy, he’s also tossed 4 interceptions. His 192.2 passing See notebook, 8

Saturday night’s prime-time matchup in Evanston, Ill., that will pit Ohio State against Northwestern will be more than just a potential preview of the Big Ten championship. Undefeated records and long winning streaks will also be on the line for the two teams. The Buckeyes enter the game with the longest winning streak in the nation at 17 games, while the Wildcats have won the last seven games, good enough for the fourth-longest active streak in college football. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said that playing a team such as Northwestern is “tough” only a week after playing Wisconsin, particularly when the Wildcats had a bye week. “Some people say bye weeks don’t matter; you’ll never hear

me say that,” Meyer said during Ohio State’s press conference. “Bye weeks are very important. Matter of fact, if I was scheduling, I’d almost try to put it where, you know, against a team that you deal with injury and fatigue the middle of the season and then obviously back-to-back opponents, especially when you play against a team like Wisconsin, a physical game.”

Battle for the Little Brown Jug returns to Ann Arbor For the second week in a row, Minnesota will play for a trophy. This week, the Gophers will battle for the 100th iteration of the Little Brown Jug, a tradition that started when the Wolverines left the jug behind after a tie game in 1903. The Gophers fell to Iowa last See Big Ten, 8

Iowa volleyball faces tough Badgers The Iowa volleyball team will play host to Wisconsin tonight in Carver-Hawkeye. By Ryan Rodriguez

The Iowa volleyball team will continue with Big Ten play tonight when Wisconsin comes to town. The game, which will start at 6:30 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, is the Black and Gold’s first home Big Ten match of the season. The game is an Attacking Breast Cancer night, a pink-out in which all fans are encouraged to participate by wearing pink in support of breast-cancer awareness. “[Last weekend] we served very well and we blocked very well, so we clearly want to continue that trend,” head coach Sharon Dingman said. “Serving helps a lot, so those things do tend to go hand-in-hand.” Although the Hawks dropped both of last week’s matches to Illinois and Northwestern, 3-0, Dingman saw positives, namely good energy and aggression, which she hopes will show up tonight against the Badgers. “When we served the ball pretty aggressively like we did, our blocking gets a lot easier,” she said. “Our biggest trouble over the weekend was getting kills, and that’s where you’re going to get the most points. You’re going to produce some points blocking, but nowhere near the number you get from kills.” The Hawkeyes will have to bring everything they have against Wisconsin, which is ranked

Iowa libero Bethany Yeager passes the ball in Carver-Hawkeye on Sept. 13. Ball State defeated Iowa, 3-1, giving Iowa its only loss of the Hawkeye Challenge. (The Daily Iowan/Tessa Hursh) 23rd in the country and is riding a seven-game winning streak that has seen the Badgers lose only five sets in the last three weeks. Junior outside hitter Alex Lovell hopes to make an impact in the kill department; she had double-digit kills in both games this past weekend. Senior captain Bethany Yeager will seek to

aid the defense. She has led the team in digs every year she’s been at Iowa, and she is fifth all-time for the Hawkeyes with more than 1,500. Junior Erin Leppek recognizes just how important consistent play and avoiding erSee vOLLEYBALL, 8

The Daily Iowan - 10/02/13  

The Daily Iowan's print edition for Wednesday, October 02, 2013.

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