| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:22 PM
As the young collegians head back to school, I find myself a little spiteful. I, too, once returned to the quaint (and drunk) town of Iowa City, ready to party and greet old friends. Now, I return to my cube, pay for my own rent and cough up more than...
| Sep 25, 2010
| 3:56 PM
#23 Penn State struggles to score touchdowns but still manage to beat Temple 22-13 thanks to a solid defense and five field goals by Collin Wagner. Wagner's five field goals tied a school record and Senior Running Back Evan Royster finally had a big day...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:23 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who get lots of antibiotics from their doctors are more likely to harbor the MRSA superbug, although it's still rare, a new study of British youngsters has found.
While that doesn't prove the drugs are to blame for the...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Spirit Airlines went right into American Airlines’ backyard Thursday and started offering non-stop flights between Dallas and Chicago, two of American’s hub cities.
The first Spirit Airlines flight between Chicago and Dallas pulled into DFW...
| May 9, 2011
| 6:55 AM
The Chicago-based 110 mph passenger rail network under development across the Midwest received a more than $670 million federal funding boost on Monday to upgrade track and purchase dozens of new trains.
Two of the rail spokes radiating from the Chicago...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:04 PM
Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
| Feb 2, 2011
In all, TCU, SMU and North Texas sign 74 players on national letter of intent signing day.
2011 TCU Recruiting Class
Quincy Aldridge (S, 6-2, 195, Whitehouse, Texas; Whitehouse High School)
James Bailey (S, 6-1, 200, Everman, Texas; Everman High...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 2:01 AM
Mary Beth Dunnichay had plenty in common with her opponents in the 2011 IHSAA State diving competition at the IU Natatorium on Saturday afternoon. All of the competitors were proudly representing a school, many of them will be off to college soon, and all...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 2:36 PM
"Grant Wood: A Life"
By R. Tripp Evans
Knopf, $37.50, 432 pages
Controversy attended Grant Wood's iconic and enigmatic painting "American Gothic" from its first public viewing, a juried exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930. The depiction...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 5:21 PM
He chronicled war-torn Iraq through the eyes of its citizens, but filmmaker Usama Alshaibi says he didn't feel the sting of violence until he crashed a house party last weekend in the tiny Iowa town of Fairfield.
"Right when I walked in, somebody asked...
| Dec 22, 2007
| 5:56 PM
Iowa City West rode its star power to capture the Dvorak Memorial Saturday at Harlan High School.
The Trojans, ranked fourth in the country in W.I.N. Magazine, put five state champions in the finals and won four. Repeat champions Nate Moore (125) and...