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Weather Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Today, mostly sunny. High in the upper 80s. Tonight, mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s.
Tomorrow, mostly sunny. High near 90.
Final two UI presidential candidates announced
The two remaining candidates for the University of Iowa presidency come from the same state
system in Indiana. They are Sally Mason, a provost at Purdue, and Charles Bantz, a chancellor
at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. Bantz will begin his interview today, while
Mason will have hers tomorrow.
Coralville, Iowa City suffer phone outages
Telephone service still might be out for hundreds of homes and businesses in Iowa City and
Coralville, a Qwest spokeswoman said yesterday. Workers at a water main in Iowa City
inadvertently cut underground cables, which ended telephone service in initially thousands of
homes and businesses in both cities. Qwest crews were able to restore much of the service by
On this date…
last night but don’t know when all service will be restored

Sixty-five years ago Study: Suicide risk double among male U.S. veterans
today, Anne Frank, a The risk of suicide among male U.S. veterans is double that of the general population, according
young Jewish girl to a study published yesterday. “We need to be more alert to the problem of suicide as a major
living in Amsterdam, public health issue and we need to do better screening among individuals who have served in the
received a diary for military, probe for their mental health risk as well as gun availability,” said Mark S. Kaplan, MD,
professor of community health at Portland State University in Oregon, lead author of the study.
her 13th birthday. A
month later, she and Republicans block Gonzales ‘no confidence’ vote
her family went into Republicans blocked the Senate's no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales,
hiding from rejecting a symbolic Democratic effort to prod him from office. The 53-38 vote to move the
the Nazis. resolution to full debate fell short of the 60 required. Democrats dared Republicans to vote their
true feelings about an attorney general who has alienated even the White House’s strongest
Anne’s father defenders by bungling the firings of federal prosecutors and claiming not to recall the details.
survived Auschwitz In Trinidad, no bail for N.Y. airport plot suspects
and published her A Trinidadian court denied bail to three men accused of being part of a plot to blow up fuel
diary in 1947 as installations feeding New York’s JFK International Airport. The three were ordered to remain in
The Diary of a Young jail until an extradition hearing. A fourth alleged conspirator in the plot is in custody in New York.
Girl. The book has
been translated into
Death toll rises in southern China flooding
The death toll from flooding and landslides in China has risen to at least 71, with more rain
30 languages.
forecast for the area, state media reported today. More than 640,000 people have been forced
from their homes, according to an official from the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The torrential rains that
triggered the flooding were expected to continue over the next couple of days.
Two jailed after bridge built by blind man collapses
A Beijing, China, court has jailed two officials after they let a blind contractor build a bridge that
collapsed during construction and injured 12 people, according to the official Xinhua news
agency. The two officials from the southeastern province of Jiangxi were sentenced yesterday to
18 months and one year in jail, respectively, for not stopping the project, Xinhua said.
Woman III, Deer I
Kandi Hanson of Minnesota was running a 10-K race last weekend when a deer ran into her.
That probably wouldn't have made the news except that Hanson has a bit of a history: she’s
totaled one car and damaged two others in collisions with deer.
NEW SAFETY LANCETS: Inservicing on a new safety lancet used for fingersticks on adult patients is being conducted
hospital-wide today through Thursday. Questions? Contact Jeana DeRoos at 356-2465.

CLOSED FOR INVENTORY: The Volunteer Gift Shop and Cradle & All are closed for inventory. Cradle & All will reopen
at 4 p.m. today and the Gift Shop will reopen at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

TUNE IN: An interview about an upcoming heart failure seminar with clinical assistant professor and cardiologist John
Chase, MD, will air at 7:30 and 9:50 a.m. tomorrow on the KXIC-AM (800) University of Iowa Health Care Today program.

FOURTH FLOOR SALON: Aveda Day is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Pappajohn Pavilion Lobby. Ten
percent off Aveda products. The Aveda distributor will also be available to answer product questions. Sign up for door
prizes. Proceeds benefit programs supporting patients and their families.

CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR: Patients and visitors are invited to attend a children's story hour at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow,
Patients' Library, 8 JCP.

PROJECT ART WELCOMES: Nancy Cree’s piano students will perform at noon tomorrow in the Colloton Pavilion Atrium.

SWEET SOUNDS OF SUMMER: Join the Heartbeats hospital choir and guests for a summer concert and indulge in a
gourmet dessert from noon to 2 p.m. Friday in the Colloton Pavilion Atrium. For a donation to the Patient Support Funds
through the Departments of Social Service and Patient Representative Program, you get a sweet treat, sweet music, and
most importantly, sweet rewards by helping patients. The “Sweet Sounds of Summer” concert kicks off the Heartbeats’
new Choir for Hire program. For more information, contact lynn-conway@uiowa.edu.

BADGE REMINDER: University of Iowa Health Care staff and health science program students are reminded to wear
photo ID badges either clipped on or worn on a neck chain above the waist with the photo facing out; no adornments.

BREASTFED BABIES less than 28 days of age are invited to participate in a one-year nutrition study. Compensation is
available. For more information, call 335-4936 or 866-778-5818 ) pediatric nutrition staff).

FREE DIABETES SCREENING: Persons who have a family member with diabetes; are overweight; have high blood
pressure or cholesterol levels; had diabetes during a pregnancy; delivered a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds; or
are of Native American, African American, or Hispanic descent are at risk for impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes. A
free REACH screening, which includes a risk assessment, fasting blood sugar, and recommendations for follow-up of test
results, is available by calling 384-8442.

NOON NEWS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Items for Noon News may be submitted for consideration by e-mailing
noonnews@healthcare.uiowa.edu at least two weekdays before publication. Include times, dates, locations, contact
phone numbers or e-mail addresses, and be brief (25 to 75 words is ideal; items longer than 90 words will need to be
shortened). Those without e-mail can fax items to Noon News at 384-7099 or send them via campus mail to E110 GH.

OVERNIGHT DINING: The Marketplace in the Main Lobby is now providing dining service from 7 p.m. until 6:30 a.m.
seven days a week. Day service times remain the same. The “Night Supper” and “Third Shift Service” have been
incorporated into this new service. For more information, contact Jim Roush at 356-3771.

VOLUNTEERS STUDY: Healthy adults between 21 and 45 years of age are invited to participate in a research study on
decision making, driving, and substance use. Participants must have no history of neurological disease and recreationally
use ecstasy (MDMA). Participants will be tested using computerized and pencil-and-paper tasks. The study also involves
a drive in a driving simulator. Compensation provided. For details, contact 353-6968 or neuro-drivingstudy@uiowa.edu.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: Nonsmoking adults age 18 and older with no history of cardiac, respiratory, neurological, or
psychiatric disease are invited to participate in a study of cognitive function sponsored by the Department of Neurology
and the General Clinical Research Center. Compensation provided. For details, call Sahib at 384-5088.