W eather Thursday, April 26, 2007 Today, periods of rain. Rain may be heavy at times. High in the lower 50s. Tonight, a chance of light rain. Low in the lower 40s. Tomorrow, partly sunny. High in the upper 60s. UI remains a best value, according to Princeton Review The University of Iowa remains one of the best values in undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The UI is one of 165 colleges profiled in the 2008 edition of the Review’s guidebook, America’s Best Value Colleges. The listing underscores the fact that the UI provides a highly competitive academic program at a reasonable cost, UI Provost Michael Hogan said. Visit http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2007/april/042507princeton-review.html for more on this story. Senate up next after House OKs Iraq pullout bill The Senate today is expected to follow the lead of House lawmakers, who in the face of a threatened presidential veto, passed a bill calling for U.S. forces to be withdrawn from Iraq next year. Senate passage would set up a showdown between President Bush and congressional Democrats, who do not appear to have the necessary two-thirds support to override a veto. Today in history: Tony Snow returning to work White House Press Secretary Tony Snow revealed to CNN that he plans to return to his post next In 1865, John week, a month after a cancerous growth was found on his liver. Snow said he is scheduled to start chemotherapy next Friday and will “dial back” on his workload if the treatments get difficult. Wilkes Booth was killed when Union House, suspect in flames in state trooper killing mystery soldiers tracked Police in upstate New York believe Travis Trim, a suspect in three state trooper shootings, died him down to a yesterday in a blaze that destroyed a farmhouse he had holed up in. But why Trim, 23, shot the Virginia farm troopers—killing one—and how the farmhouse was set ablaze remain mysteries. 12 days after he Kidney transplant fugitive caught in Puerto Vallarta assassinated Byron Perkins, a federal prisoner who fled more than a year ago after being released from President Abraham custody to determine whether he could donate a kidney to his ailing son, was captured yesterday Lincoln. Booth, 26, in Mexico. Perkins’ son, Destin, wound up receiving a kidney from an anonymous cadaver donor. was one of the Putin gives no hint on a successor most famous actors Russian President Vladimir Putin today made his clearest rejection yet of speculation that he in the country would try to seek a third term, but gave no hint in his state of the nation address as to whom he when he shot sees as his preferred successor. Putin’s second term in office ends in 2008. Lincoln during a performance at Hugh Grant accused of attacking man with beans Ford’s Theater in Hugh Grant has been arrested and questioned by police after a photographer accused the British actor of attacking him with a tub of baked beans. Photographer Ian Whittaker told the Daily Star Washington on the tabloid that he and Grant, 46, clashed near the home of the Four Weddings and a Funeral star. night of April 14. Whittaker said Grant abused and kicked him on Tuesday before lobbing the beans. O’Donnell leaving The View Rosie O’Donnell’s stormy tenure on The View will be a short one. The opinionated host was unable to agree on a contract with ABC, and she’ll leave the show in June. Divorced dad Alec Baldwin, caught berating his daughter as a “rude, thoughtless little pig” last week on a voicemail message, will speak on “parental alienation” on tomorrow’s episode of The View. Cubs: The good and the bad Chicago Cubs great Ron Santo, who was hospitalized for a heart ailment that did not require surgery, was released on Tuesday night and was resting at home, officials said. Meanwhile, pitcher Mark Prior is out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder. APRIL IS DONATE LIFE MONTH: UI Hospitals and Clinics recognizes the importance of donation and thanks those who have chosen to donate tissue or organs to save and/or enhance the lives of others. Stop by the Main Lobby and view the memory quilt and table with brochures about donation on display through tomorrow. Contact Sue Witte, LISW, for more information at 356-1741 or visit www.iowadonornetwork.org. FUNDRAISING EVENT: This is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week—Quality Care from Quality Professionals. Each year, the Department of Pathology has a fundraising event to give back to the community. Last year, the department raised more than $900 for the March of Dimes and walked in WalkAmerica. This year, the department will collect money and items for the Iowa City Animal Center. To donate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 356-3531. ART SALE: Children’s Miracle Network’s round-the-clock art sale wraps up at 4 p.m. today in the Pappajohn Pavilion Lobby. Cash, checks, credit cards, and staff charge accepted. Proceeds benefit programs for pediatric patients at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. APHASIA SUPPORT GROUP: An open meeting for adults with aphasia and their caregivers is from 6 to 7 p.m. today in 233 SHC. No cost or prior registration required. For details: Jean Gordon, 335-8729 or email@example.com. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: An open meeting for patients, their families, visitors, and hospital staff will be held at 7:30 tonight, Conference Room G, 7 JCP. TUNE IN: An interview about National Autism Awareness Month with Gary Gaffney, MD, an associate professor and medical director of the Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Clinic, will air at 7:30 and 9:50 a.m. tomorrow on the KXIC-AM (800) University of Iowa Health Care Today program. SPECIAL STORY HOUR TOMORROW: In recognition of the Week of the Young Child, the Patients’ Library will host a special story hour with Ira and Julia Levin, the United Way Singing Storytellers, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. To get to the library, take elevator F to the eighth level and follow the signs. Everyone welcome. Call 356-2468 with questions. JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS: Applications for the Junior Volunteer program are now available in Volunteer Services, 8025 JCP. This eight-week summer program exposes students to careers in health care and fosters service values. Any student who is at least 14 or has completed the eighth grade is eligible to apply. Application deadline is tomorrow. RHINOPLASTY SEMINAR: Attend a free seminar to learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about rhinoplasty from Grant Hamilton, MD, UI Facial Plastic Surgery, the region’s only board-certified, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon. The seminar is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Hotel Vetro, 201 South Linn Street, Iowa City. (Complimentary parking is available in the Sheraton parking ramp next to Hotel Vetro. Bring your ramp ticket with you to be validated at the front desk). Register by calling UI Health Access at 800-777-8442. Walk-ins are welcome. GIFT SHOP EVENT: The Volunteer Gift Shop’s Mother’s Day Event is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Pappajohn Pavilion Lobby. Sign up for door prizes. Proceeds benefit programs supporting patients and their families. CODE GREEN: Staff members may call the UI Hospitals and Clinics Code Green Violent Patient Management Team at 192 if combative or out-of-control patients pose a threat to themselves, staff members, patients, visitors, or hospital property. Callers should provide their identity, announce Code Green, and specify unit, building, and room number. MALE ADOLESCENTS ages 15 to 17 who have little or no experience with marijuana are invited to participate in a UI research study examining the effects of marijuana use during adolescence on brain structure and function and mental abilities. For further information, call Megan Becker at 384-4157 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jordan Zuccarelli at 335-6907 or email@example.com. REMINDER: Outgoing UI Hospitals and Clinics mail that will be going via the United States Postal Service must be deposited in the UI Hospitals and Clinics Mail Room by 2:30 p.m. to receive a discount. VOLUNTEERS INVITED: The Department of Psychiatry is seeking healthy individuals ages 18 to 35 who have had panic attacks or have one family member being treated for panic disorder. The study will last five weeks and includes the use of an investigational drug. Compensation. Call 888-850-8531 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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