How One Egg Sparked A Romance In Iowa 117 Years Ago

“Lizzie Gilday, Fort Dodge, Ia. May this reach my true love.” The message was written on an egg that Charles Percy H. Smith held in his hands in his office in Guines, Cuba, in 1900. It came to him in an unusual way, and his curiosity led him to a woman who might have been his true love. Iowa History, a weekly column, appears at IowaWatch on Saturdays. Cheryl Mullenbach is a former history teacher, newspaper editor, and public television project manager.

Affordable Housing Advocates Challenge, Stereotypes

At 53, Rose LaGrange is living her dream.
She became a first-time homeowner in November 2009 with the help of a program administered by the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County, an organization that supports affordable housing by funding affordable home ownership, rental and transitional housing.

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Two Years Paid Leave, No Spotlight for UI Professor on Trial for Sexual Abuse

In another case involving a University of Iowa faculty member and allegations of sexual misconduct, an assistant professor who has been on paid leave for two years went on trial to face charges that he assaulted and sexually abused his lab assistant.
Toshiki Itoh, 47, a faculty member in the Department of Pathology, draws a salary of $93,000 a year and was put on paid leave after he was charged in 2008.