October 15, 1995 |
Tom Knight returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown with 4:36 left as No. 23 Iowa beat Indiana, 22-13, in a Big Ten game at Iowa City. His touchdown helped Iowa, 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, overcome a listless effort on offense and a career-high 199 yards rushing by Indiana's Sean Glover, a reserve. Indiana (2-4, 0-3) trailed, 14-13, but had the ball at the Iowa 46 when Knight picked off Adam Greenlee's pass.
May 5, 1993 |
Dozens of Iowa cities defrauded by Newport Beach investment adviser Steven D. Wymer said Tuesday that they won a big victory when a federal appeals court agreed that $44 million in a Colorado bank belonged to them. Wymer pleaded guilty in September to defrauding cities in Iowa and California of what prosecutors said was $105 million. He is to be sentenced in Los Angeles next week.
March 28, 1993 |
The Iowa women's basketball team, on an emotional run since tragedy struck last November, cruised into the Final Four on Saturday with a 72-56 victory over Tennessee for the Mideast Regional championship at Iowa City. "It's a special moment in Iowa history and a moment I'll never forget," Iowa Coach Vivian Stringer said. Stringer's husband, Bill, died of a heart attack last Thanksgiving Day and the Iowa coach took five weeks off to tend to family matters and her three children.
February 1, 1993 |
There was little doubt the Iowa Hawkeyes played Sunday's game against No. 5-ranked Michigan for Chris Street's family. After Val Barnes dribbled out the last seconds of Iowa's 88-80 Big Ten Conference victory at Iowa City, the Hawkeyes rushed to where Street's parents, Mike and Patty, were sitting. The players hugged the Streets and gave them the game ball. "We'll probably have Chris on our minds all year long," freshman Kenyon Murray said.
January 29, 1993 |
Iowa played like an entire team of Chris Streets. The 11th-ranked Hawkeyes, playing their first game since Street's death, overcame a 15-point deficit in the final 3:30 of regulation and beat Michigan State, 96-90, in overtime Thursday night in a Big Ten Conference game at East Lansing, Mich. "(Street) would have been proud of this," Iowa Coach Tom Davis said. "He would have loved it. He was the toughest tiger in the town."
November 24, 1991 |
James Sutton was working on railroad maintenance gangs out of Chicago when he first saw how blacks were welcomed to this Mississippi River city. As trains arrived, he recalled, police officers would greet disembarking black passengers and "tell them to get back on the train." That was the 1950s, and the technique worked, giving the city that made John Deere tractors and Dubuque hams an ugly reputation among blacks.
November 2, 1991 |
A student opened fire in two buildings on the University of Iowa campus Friday afternoon, killing four people and wounding two others before fatally shooting himself, a university official said. Ann Rhodes, vice president of university affairs, said the gunman was a graduate student in physics from China. Officials believe the student was upset because he was passed over for an academic honor. "I don't know exactly what the triggering factor was," she said.
August 4, 1991 |
Look around the office where Bump Elliott spent his final days as Iowa's athletic director and you'd never guess who worked there for 21 years -- or what he accomplished. A wall where pictures once hung was bare. His bookshelves and desk were cleared of the mementos collected over six decades in college athletics. The family photos were gone, too, packed up and taken home. All that remained were the files Elliott was passing on to his successor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1991
Clyde Evans, director of planning for the city of Palmdale since October, 1988, has resigned effective June 14 to take a similar job with the Iowa city of West Des Moines, officials in both cities said. Evans said his decision was based on a desire to be closer to relatives in Illinois and to seek a change of scenery from Los Angeles County's high desert to the "green, lush environment" of the Des Moines suburb.