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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 last night but don’t know when all service will be restored
On this date…
Sixty-five years ago today, Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, received a diary for her 13th birthday. A month later, she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis. Anne’s father survived Auschwitz and published her diary in 1947 as The Diary of a Young Girl. The book has been translated into 30 languages.
Study: Suicide risk double among male U.S. veterans
The risk of suicide among male U.S. veterans is double that of the general population, according to a study published yesterday. “We need to be more alert to the problem of suicide as a major public health issue and we need to do better screening among individuals who have served in the 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.
Republicans block Gonzales ‘no confidence’ vote
Republicans blocked the Senate's no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, rejecting a symbolic Democratic effort to prod him from office. The 53-38 vote to move the 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 defenders by bungling the firings of federal prosecutors and claiming not to recall the details.
In Trinidad, no bail for N.Y. airport plot suspects
A Trinidadian court denied bail to three men accused of being part of a plot to blow up fuel installations feeding New York’s JFK International Airport. The three were ordered to remain in jail until an extradition hearing. A fourth alleged conspirator in the plot is in custody in New York.
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 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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.