The Iowa State Cyclones have cracked the USA Today/EPSN top 25. The Cyclones are 24th after a 74-66 victory over 15th ranked Kansas on Saturday which improved their record to 18-3. Coach Larry Eustachy says he is happy for the players and the fans.Eustachy says rankings are more meangingful to the players and he won’t talk about them as a coach. He says they have a lot of tough games ahead and it’s early to worry about such things.The Cyclones return to action Wednesday night by hosting Kansas State.
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State officials say many of the Iowans who’ve already turned in their tax forms have messed up their Social Security numbers. The mailing labels on Iowa income tax returns used to include Social Security numbers, but no more. This year, Iowans must print their Social Security number on the form themselves. Renee Mulvey of the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance says putting the wrong Social Security number — or no number at all on the form will delay processing.Mulvey says there’s another problem — created by the mailing label itself, as when you stick it on the form — it covers up the Social Security number.Mulvey doesn’t know how many of the returns they’ve already received lack the right social security number.
The Iowa State women’s 11-game winning streak came to end at Kansas on Saturday with a 58-49 loss. The Cyclones managed just four points in the first eight and a half minutes and shot a season low 32-percent from the field. The loss dropped the Cyclones to second in the Big 12 at 6-1, a game behind Oklahoma. The cyclones stand 15-3 overall.
The Iowa State Cyclones have cracked the USA Today/EPSN top 25. The Cyclones are 24th after a 74-66 victory over 15th ranked Kansas on Saturday which improved their record to 18-3. Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy says his team won with a great effort. He says Kansas did a good job in a hostile envirnoment.
A University of Iowa law professor has spent the past year translating a decades-old Danish book into English so American readers can get their first taste of Denmark’s best-selling novel of all time. Marc Linder says putting “The Fisherman” into English wasn’t easy.Linder found a person in Iowa City who was from Denmark and knew the obscure dialect. The book was written in 1928 by Hans Kirk and has been printed in twelve languages, but not English. Linder was given a copy of it 25 years ago while teaching in Denmark, recently rediscovered it on his shelf and decided to share it with America. He says the story follows a group of Danish fishermen and their families.The families move from the harsh conditions near the North Sea to an inland fjord. Linder says the easier conditions bring conflict for members of the group because of their strict religion — and those conflicts become the focus of the group’s story.The book is available through Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City.
The Northern Iowa Panthers fell to 4-5 in Missouri Valley Conference play with a 60-56 loss at Illinois State. Free throws were the difference as the Redbirds connected on 27 of 34 free throws.That’s U-N-I coach Sam Weaver who says the Panthers settled for too many perimeter shots in the second half instead of taking it to the basket.
In womens basketball action today Drake hosts Indiana State. The Bulldogs may be without sophomore point guard Stephanie Schmitz who injured a thumb in Thursday nights win over Illinois State. Freshman Ja’Nae (juh-nay) Mosely filled in by scoring 13-points and five assists.Drake coach Lisa Bluder says Mosely continues to make strides.The Northern Iowa women conclude a difficult road trip at Wichita State. The Panthers are coming off a loss at Southwest Missouri State and Panther forward Allison Starr says the goal is to head back to Cedar Falls with a split.Tony Dicecco says his team must bounce back after a hard fought game against Southwest.
There’s a chance the 2000 Iowa Legislature will force insurance companies tocover mental illnesses, just as they do physical illnesses. RepresentativeBetty Grundberg, a republican from Des Moines, is sponsoring a bill shesays will bring “mental health parity” in the insurance industry.Grundberg’s bill would force insurance companies to pay the cost of treatingillnesses like schizophrenia, depression and autism. The bill, however,does not cover all mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.Iowa Psychological Association president Dr. Deems Ortega says the billfalls far short, but his organization believes it’s a good first step.Opponents argue businesses and individuals will be forced to paydramatically larger health insurance premiums.Supporters of the bill say forcing insurance companies to cover mentalhealth care saves society in the long run, as many people who can’t affordthe right “meds” end up in government programs. Carol Porch of Iowa Citybattles chronic depression, but she says with the right medication, she’sable to live a productive life. Porch pays two-hundred dollars each month for her medication.
Congressman Leonard Boswell is on a private retreat this weekend with the other members of the House Ag Committee.Boswell, who’s a farmer from Davis City, says it’s an unprecedented move to focus the committee on the perils of America’s farming community.Boswell and other democrats say the “Freedom to Farm” law isn’t working and it’s time to re-establish federal price supports for farm commodities.
Football fans across America will tune in tomorrow to see an Iowa native quarterback and his team in the season finale. Besides being Superbowl Sunday, it’s also considered one of the worst days of the year to be on the road — due to the prevalence of drunk drivers. Ranisa Rubin is spokeswoman for the Insurance Information Institute. She says on Superbowl Sunday 1997, there were 102 traffic deaths nationwide and 58 of them were alcohol-related. There were two traffic deaths in Iowa that day, one was alcohol-related. Rubin says Iowans who’re throwing parties need to keep from being tackled by booze.Rubin says it’s a wise idea to have lots of food and non-alcoholic drinks to serve guests. She also recommends serving tea or coffee toward the end of the party while encouraging designated drivers.She says in Iowa, party hosts CAN be held held financially responsible for their guests’ actions after they leave the party.