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					                        Weather                                                                                                     Tuesday, September 25, 2007
                        Cooler today with scattered showers and thunderstorms. High in the lower 70s; low in the
                        mid 40s. Tomorrow, sunny. High in the lower 70s; low in the upper 40s.
                        Iowa City police chief: ‘I know my guys have been pretty busy’
                        Cases of violent crime are up in Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty, according to statistics
                        released by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and police chiefs in these communities said
                        they’re not surprised. Violent crime nationwide—which the FBI categorizes as murder, forcible
                        rape, robbery, and aggravated assault—rose 1.9 percent, the Press-Citizen noted.
                        Waterborne intestinal disease strikes in Linn County
                        Bender Pool in Cedar Rapids closed yesterday after a child taking swimming lessons was
                        diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, according to the Parks and Recreation Department. Lately, the
                        department has been receiving two to three reports of “crypto” per day, The Gazette noted.
                        State officials meet to discuss possible worker shortages
                        Iowa will have nearly 150,000 job vacancies by 2012 as more baby boomers hit retirement age,
 “I have found that     according to the Iowa Department of Workforce Development. If the problem isn’t addressed
                        soon, the state could face major economic problems, The Gazette reported. Officials say Iowa’s
the greatest help in    government, employers, and educators could do a better job attracting young job-seekers by
       meeting any      using new technologies, such as the Internet’s Facebook, YouTube, or e-portfolios.
problem is to know
where you yourself      Reporter reassigned for L.A. mayor affair
                        Mirthala Salinas, a Spanish-language newscaster who was suspended for having an affair with
   stand. That is, to   Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa while reporting on his separation from his wife of 20
have in words what      years, has been reassigned and will return to work, a spokesman from Telemundo said today.
you believe and are
      acting from.”     Space-traveling salmonella comes back stronger, deadlier
                        Like a plot from a scary movie, researchers placed identical strains of salmonella in containers
                        and sent one into space aboard a shuttle, while the second was kept on Earth, under similar
On this day in 1897,    temperature conditions. The researchers found 167 genes had changed in the salmonella that
    author William      went to space, and it was much more potent and deadly than the strains kept on Earth.
Faulkner was born.
                        Crowds line up all night for Halo 3 debut
                        Game enthusiasts lined up today as Microsoft Corp. began selling Halo 3, hoping the acclaimed
                        alien shooter game will widen its lead over Sony Corp. in the battle for industry dominance. Halo
                        is seen as the $30 billion videogame industry’s equivalent of a new Harry Potter book or iPhone.
                        Iranian-American freed after Columbia president’s criticism
                        Iran released Iranian-American peace activist Ali Shakeri today after he spent four months in a
                        Tehran prison on charges he was endangering national security and trying to stir up a revolution,
                        a spokesman said. During a harsh introduction to a speech Iranian President Mahmoud
                        Ahmadinejad gave at Columbia University yesterday, university President Lee Bollinger said
                        Ahmadinejad acted like “a petty and cruel dictator” and criticized Iran’s arrest of dual citizens.
                        Police say man ‘told the waitstaff that he almost died in Iraq’
                        Christopher Lee Proe wrote personal checks for his $4,000 tab at a Massachusetts bar. The
                        club’s management said Proe claimed he was celebrating his safe return from Iraq. However,
                        both his checks and his veteran status were falsified. He now faces arraignment in Cape Cod.
                        Monday Night Football: Saints off to first 0-3 start in 10 seasons
                        Quarterback Vince Young threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Tennessee Titans kept
                        New Orleans winless, beating the Saints 31-14 last night at the Superdome.

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GRAND OPENING WEEK FOR WILD ROSE GIFTS AND WILD ROSE BOOKS: Visit the gift shop and book store every
day this week to meet authors and artists, see Curious George, sample new foods, and win prizes. Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For complete details, visit The Point:

BAKE SALE: The March of Dimes Collegiate Council is hosting a bake sale until 2 p.m. today, Pappajohn Pavilion
Lobby. Donations will benefit those affected by premature birth.

CELEBRATION: Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine, Jean E. Robillard,
MD, invites all colleagues to a reception celebrating the five-year, $33.8 million Clinical and Translational Science Award
at 5 p.m. tonight in the Medical Education and Research Facility Atrium.

TUNE IN: It’s National Mesothelioma Awarenes Day. An interview about mesothelioma (a tumor of the lining of the heart,
lungs, or abdomen) with Mark Iannettoni, MD, professor and director of the cardiothoracic surgery division, will air at 7:30
and 9:50 a.m. tomorrow on the KXIC-AM (800) University of Iowa Health Care Today program.

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.

CLOSURE: The Level 1 hallway from Elevator F to Elevator G will be closed at 6 p.m. tomorrow to allow for ceiling
repairs. The work will continue until finished that night. Please use alternative routes.

FREE SEMINAR: Neurosurgeon Patrick Hitchon, MD, and orthopaedics and rehabilitation specialists Joseph Chen, MD,
and Ernest Found, MD, will discuss options for dealing with back pain at Health For Your Lifetime, 6:30 p.m. tomorrow,
Holiday Inn Conference Center, Coralville. To register, call UI Health Access 384-8442 or 800-777-8442.

A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY for the UI’s Institute of Biomedical Discovery will be 3 p.m. Friday, outside near
MERF. The facility will establish a world-class setting where scientists will collaborate to eradicate diseases.

GYNECOLOGIC CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Women of all ages in all stages of treatment for gynecologic cancers are
invited to chat with women with similar experiences about what to expect, managing side effects, life after cancer, and
more from 3 to 5 p.m. the last Friday of each month in Atrium Dining Conference Room E and F. First meeting this Friday.
For questions or more information, call 353-5342 or e-mail

FORUMS: Senior Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs and CEO of UI Hospitals and Clinics Donna Katen-
Bahensky will host several staff/faculty/volunteer forums next week. Oct. 1 from 2 to 3 p.m., East Room, 8008 RCP; Oct. 2
from 2 to 3 p.m., East Room; Oct. 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m., East Room; and Oct. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m., Braley
Auditorium, LL PFP. ID badge required. Visit for more information.

BAGOLITAS BLACK AND GOLD BAGS: Hawkeye fans can support University of Iowa Children’s Hospital through
Children’s Miracle Network by buying the new Bagolitas Black and Gold bag at

BULK CANDY IS BACK: Stop by the Marketplace in 1 GH and find an assortment of bulk candy favorites (previously in
Compass Café). Purchase malted milk balls, peanut clusters, gummy bears, and chocolate covered raisins for $4.50/lb.

NRAC SUBSCRIPTION: The subscription to the National Recall Alert Center will end Friday and we will no longer receive
reports; the Risk and Safety Management Alert System has proven to be superior. For more information, contact Alisa
Schantz at 356-8103 or or John Lindberg at 356-7439 or

RESEARCH STUDY: Healthy volunteers ages 25 to 40 who have given birth in the last five years are invited to participate
in a study involving ultrasound of the uterus. Compensation provided. E-mail for information.

WEST LIBERTY 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. VANPOOL currently has openings. For information, contact Pam Snider at 356-2893.

VANPOOL: Interested in joining a proposed 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday mini vanpool from Sigourney?
Contact Marcene at 356-7274 or

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