Monday Morning Read: Feminist reunion, Iowa GOP shifting right, teamwork at Pulling for Honor
TODAY’S WEATHER — Mostly sunny, comfortable. High 83, low 66.
FEMINIST REUNION — Decades since they first gathered to plan their revolution, many of the founding members of the Iowa City Women’s Liberation Front gathered Saturday in Happy Hollow Park for one more softball game. The game was the culmination of a weekend-long reunion of Iowa City feminists of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2t6UnU4
IOWA GOP SHIFTING RIGHT — Republicans in the Iowa Senate were significantly more conservative in 2017 than before. That’s according to the calculations of a national conservative group’s legislative score card published recently. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2uoKncF
TEAMWORK AT PULLING FOR HONOR — Decked out in their “Brother/Family” T-shirts, Kennedy High School football players took their turn Saturday at pulling a 65-ton FedEx 757 jet as part of the second annual Pulling for Honor fundraiser. Dozens of teams of 25 people competed against each other on an Eastern Iowa Airport runway to see who could pull the massive jet 12 feet the fastest. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2t622St
TYLER COOK’S EMPHATIC PTL FINALE — The unofficial count for dunks in the first of two Prime Time League playoff games Sunday was 19. Iowa forward Tyler Cook unofficially had 10 of them. The sophomore-to-be saw his PTL season end, as his Marion Iron Works team lost to the Vinton Merchants team led by Brady Ellingson and Jack Nunge, but it wasn’t without an emphatic stamp on the summer league. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2u0U7ch
QUOTABLE — “It comes back to the question of who are we as a community. Do we really think that everybody deserves opportunity or do we think if you’re born in this ZIP code and in this house you deserve opportunity, but if you weren’t, I’m sorry too bad for you?” Phoebe Trepp, executive director of Willis Dady Homeless Services, at a community discussion about affordable housing in Cedar Rapids Saturday