A study by the University of Iowa says children of alcoholic parents may beat greater risk for several personality disorders. Psychiatry professorSamuel Kuperman is the lead investigator in the study.Kuperman says they still don’t know if the children inherit the problemsfrom their parents.Kuperman says they hope to develop a treatment that will prevent the cycleof alcoholism and psychiatric problems from continuing. The study involved 463 kids ages seven to 17.
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Iowa State football coach Dan McCarney announced Sage Rosenfels will startat quarterback in Thursday night’s season opener against Indiana State. Thejunior from Maquoketa had battled junior college transfer Derrick Walker forthe starting job and McCarney says both will see action.McCarney says both quarterbacks need to see action.McCarney says they will map out a strategy prior to kickoff on when Walkerwill play against the Sycamores.McCarney on the decision to name Rosenfels as the starter.
The Northern Iowa Panthers open the season on Saturday when they visit 5thranked McNeese State. The Panthers enter the game ranked 15th in the nation and have high expectations. Panther coach Mike Dunbar says his team is readyfor a game after a good pre-season. He says its time to find out if theirpotential will be realized.Dunbar says it will be a difficult challenge to start the season.Dunbar says the Panthers are not sure what they will see from McNeese State.
A lawsuit has been filed to try to prevent the government from releasing thenames of farmers who signed a petition seeking an end to the manditory porkcheck-off. Under the check-off, hog farmers pay 45 cents on everyone-hundred dollars worth of pork they sell — and the money is forwarded tothe National Pork Producers CouncilThe National Pork Producers Council is asking the U-S-D-A to release a listof the petition-signers’ names.Campaign for Family Farms spokesman Hugh Espey says the N-P-P-C shouldNOT be given the names.Nearly 17-thousand farmers signed the petitions, seeking a referendum whichcould end the pork check-off. Espey says the lawsuit is trying to keep thenames of those farmers secret.Fifteen percent of the nation’s pork producers and importers signed thepetition asking for a referendum to end the manditory pork check-off, whichhas been in effect for 12 years. Supporters say the check-off dollars helpmarket pork, boosting consumer demand for the “other white meat.”
A Kentucky seed company has delayed a nine-million dollar expansion of itsoperation in Ames. “Exseed Genetics Company” plans to move the work fromoperations in Kentucky and Minnesota to Ames. Exseed spokesman Kim Keeblersays the company has decided to finish other projects before moving ahead inAmes. He says the project at the Iowa State University Research Park will go aheadnext spring.Keebler says the delay won’t hurt the company’s plans.
A New York investment firm is purchasing 12-percent of the McLeodUSAtelephone company of Cedar Rapids. McLeod spokesman Bruce Tiemann says thestock purchase by the Forstman and Little firm is worth one-Billion dollars.Tiemann says the company currently provides services such as long distance,voice mail and internet access to customers in 11 Midwest and Rocky Mountainstates. He says they want to add ten more cities.The Forstman investment firm will gain two seats on the McLeodUSA Board ofDirectors.McLeodUSA has 71-hundred employees nationwide with approximatelythree-thousand in Iowa.
A Carroll man is in jail, charged with buying furniture and stereo equipmentwith bad checks. Court records charge 23-year old Jason McClellen with bouncing two largechecks in Carroll last week. One bogus check to a local Slumberland was fornearly nine-thousand dollars. The other bad check, to a business known asSound and Service, was for seven-thousand dollars. If found guilty,McClellen could be sent to prison for up to 10 years. McClellen also facescar theft charges for taking a brand new sport utility vehicle from a Carrollauto dealer and racking up 186 miles on the odometer before returning it.
Four defending champions lead the way in the pre-season Radio Iowa highschool football poll. Defending champion Iowa City West enters the seasontop ranked in class 4A and again the toughest competition may come froma cross-town rival as Iowa City High is ranked second. West Des MoinesDowling, West Des Moines Valley and Newton complete the top five. With fourtitles this decade Harlan enters top ranked in class 3A. Mount Pleasant issecond, Boone third, West Delaware fourth and Clear Lake is fifth. Class 2Ais on the only class where the defending champ is not top ranked. SigourneyKeota is top ranked after trip to the semifinals last year. Defending champWest Lyon is second, followed by Iowa Falls, Emmettsburg and Dike-NewHartford. Last year’s champ Pekin is top rated in 1A, West Branch is secondthen its West Marshall, Riceville and Bedford. Defending champ West BendMallard opens top ranked in class A. Madrid is second, Lynnville-Sullythird, Lenox fourth and Manning is fifth.
Cedar Falls is hosting the latest addition to the state’s only Walk of Famefor the Arts on Saturday. Community Mainstreet executive director CarieUchner says the sixth person to be honored is Tom Pardoe, a 1982 CedarFalls High School graduate. He went on to appear in many Broadwayperformances. Pardoe will be giving a performace on Saturday night as partof the festivities.Past “Names on Main” members include: actress Anabeth Gish, novelist NancyPrice, artist Gary Kelley, cartoonist Jack Bender, and entertainer BonnieKoloc . The events get underway on Saturday night in Cedar Falls………………………………………………………………….A fireworks show that’s billed as one of the most spectacular ever seen inIowa will be launched tonight in the Amana area of eastern Iowa. Organizerssay the display will cost 100-thousand dollars to set off, and it promisesto be a real blast.Steve McKain owns the Amana R-V Park, which is co-sponsoring the fireworksshow along with J-and-M Displays, which hosted a convention in Amana thisweek of pyrotechnics experts. McKain couldn’t estimate how large the crowdwould be, but he expects hundreds, likely thousands, of spectators.McKain says the fireworks should get underway just after dusk and there ISan admission charge to be close to the action.
A prominent Iowa family has turned over the personal diaries and businessdocuments of one of Iowa’s richest men. F.M. Hubbell arrived in Des Moinesin 1855 with five-dollars in his pocket, and went on to found a majorinsurance company, railroads and other businesses. Iowa Department ofCultural Affairs director Dan Hunter says the Hubbell diaries and documentstake up two-hundred cubic feet.The Hubbell family is donating 400-thousand dollars to restore and preservethe collection. Hunter says it’s an exciting project.Hunter says Hubbell was involved in every major development in Iowa in thelate 19th and early 20th century.A ceremony was held at the State Historical Building yesterday to accept thecollection. Hubbell’s descendant, Jim Hubbell, spoke on the family’sbehalf.Hubbell, who died in 1930 at the age of 91, founded Equitable of Iowa. Hespent most of his career in Des Moines, but briefly lived in Sioux Citywhere at age 18 he was acting clerk of court and a real estate speculator.