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June 9th, 2009

1975, PART II

IOWA CITY– Bob Commings and Lute Olsen were in their second years of coaching football and basketball at Iowa, I was in my second year of being a student football manager for the Hawkeyes and football tickets were $7 (they are $50 now!) for football games.
Dan Gable was in his fourth year as assistant wrestling coach and Iowa women’s basketball was in its second year of existence.
Gerald Ford was president, the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl and Archie Griffin won his second Heisman.
Cincinnati won the World Series and Golden State won the NBA title.

June 2nd

Walkin'

After a winter of gluttony I am once again on a quest to shed pounds.
Over the years I’ve tried a variety of diets, including the cabbage soup (slurp soup until you’d rather die than be slim), the low fat (I fantasize about an extra marital affair with a bag of chips), the low carb (bacon, bacon, bacon but no bread to wrap around a BLT) and the sea food (see food but don’t eat it).

Food for Thought

It has been over three years since my husband’s death and, while there are some memories – both good and bad – that will never go away, I have come to terms with one of the toughest of them. I suppose it’s normal to feel a certain amount of responsibility toward those we love, be it parent, sibling, spouse or child. When we feel ineffectual at protecting or comforting them, it is surely universal to feel twinges of guilt at not having done more – or at not having been able to do more.

Hawks in the year 1975

IOWA CITY– It’s time to take a break from covering the current Hawkeyes and flash back to the year 1975.
I was in my second year of being a student manager for the Hawkeye football team and Bob Commings was in his second year of being head coach.
Top assistants included offensive coordinator Howard Vernon, who became principal at City High, Bernie Wyatt, who also coached under Hayden Fry and helped Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl plus Dennis Green, who coached the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals in pro football.

Widening project narrows

NORTH LIBERTY– Planned upgrades to Highway 965 will move forward, but not at the pace expected, and probably without financial assistance.
Lack of federal earmark dollars, the defeat of the Local Option Sales Tax ballot measure and a denied grant application has eliminated much of the funding the City had hoped to use to kick off the $30 million, 7-phased project.

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Hands-on, caring service, no waiting

NORTH LIBERTY–You could say Dr. Luke Carlson of Johnson County Chiropractic got his start through a taste of what became his own medicine.
While attending the University of Iowa as a Physical Therapy student, Carlson experienced some pain, and thus visited a chiropractor.
“He got me fixed up, and I immediately thought, ‘That’s what I want to do,’” Carlson said.

SAFE! And not just at the plate

NORTH LIBERTY — The North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NYLBS) league has taken a number of steps in recent years to increase the safety of all who attend the games. This season, the league has a new tool designed to prevent tragedy: a lightning detector designed to warn of an approaching storm.

Up the creek

NORTH LIBERTY– Three tires, two rubber balls, one dead raccoon and lots of aluminum cans later, the Muddy Creek watershed is much cleaner.

Dorothy E. Haman

Dorothy E. Haman, 88, of Iowa City died Friday, May 22, 2009 at Highland Ridge in Williamsburg following an extended illness.
Funeral Mass was celebrated May 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City with Rev. Ken Kuntz officiating. Burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Cosgrove. Visitation was May 25 at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, and before the funeral at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Church or St. Peter’s Cemetery.