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  Iowa State University
Explore the student experience at Iowa State University.
Iowa State is among Washington Monthly's top-ranked universities
Copyright © 1995-2007, Iowa State University of Science and Technology.
www.iastate.edu   (100 words)

  Iowa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Iowa is bordered by Minnesota on the north; Nebraska and South Dakota on the west; Missouri on the south; and Wisconsin and Illinois on the east.
The Farm Crisis of the 1980's saw a major decline of family farms in Iowa and around the Midwest, and it was marked by a sharp drop in the state's rural population.
Iowa is also a major producer of ethanol and biodiesel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iowa   (2430 words)

 U.S. Navy Battleships - USS Iowa (BB 61)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Iowa, in company with other ships was detached from the support group 16 February 1944 to conduct an anti-shipping sweep around Truk to destroy enemy naval vessels escaping to the north.
Iowa embarked midshipmen for at sea training to Northern Europe, July 1953, and immediately after took part in Operation Mariner, a major NATO exercise, serving as flagship of Vice Admiral E. Woolfidge, commanding the 2d Fleet.
Iowa, as part of the Reserve Fleet, was berthed at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, R.I., from 24 September 1998 to 8 March 2001 when she began her journey, under tow, to San Francisco.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/battleships/iowa/bb61-ia.html   (1569 words)

 The Iowa - The United States Mint
The Iowa quarter is the fourth of 2004, and the 29th in the 50 State Quarters® Program.
The Iowa quarter design features a one-room schoolhouse with a teacher and students planting a tree, and the inscriptions "Foundation in Education" and "Grant Wood." The design is based on "Arbor Day," a painting by Grant Wood, who was born near Anamosa, Iowa.
Iowa established its first high school in the 1850s, although high schools generally did not become widespread in the United States until after 1900.
www.usmint.gov /mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=IA   (355 words)

 Des Moines, Iowa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Des Moines County is located in the southeast corner of Iowa along the Mississippi River, and has the city of Burlington, Iowa as its county seat.
The new Science Center of Iowa and the Iowa Events Center opened in 2005, while the new central branch of the Des Moines Public Library, designed by David Chipperfield, opened on April 8, 2006.
The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League moved to New York in 2000 and are now the New York Dragons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Des_Moines,_Iowa   (2702 words)

 Iowa Geography - NETSTATE
Iowa is bordered by Minnesota in the north and by Missouri in the south.
Wisconsin and Illinois are on the east and South Dakota and Nebraska border Iowa on the west.
Average yearly precipitation for Iowa, from 1961 to 1990, is shown on this chart from Oregon State University.
www.netstate.com /states/geography/ia_geography.htm   (601 words)

 Iowa Apartments for Rent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Iowa is one of the foremost farming states in the US, providing a tenth of the nation's food supply.
Iowa is consistently rated high on lists of the best places to live in the United States.
Iowa has been honored with the designation of the second most liveable state and the fourth safest state in the nation.
www.rent.com /rentals/iowa   (773 words)

 Iowa Hawkeye State Capital Des Moines
With its fertile, rolling prairies, Iowa is one of the foremost farming states in the United States.
Today, the state claims the largest tractor manufacturing plant in the U.S. The state of Iowa, originally a territory of Wisconsin west of the Mississippi River, was named after the Iowa River.
According to the Iowa State web site, "Two Iowa promoters from Burlington are believed to have popularized the name." The nickname was given approval by "territorial officials" in 1838, twelve years after the book was published and eight years before Iowa became a state.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ia_intro.htm   (892 words)

 Battleship Iowa
Like the INDIANA class, IOWA was classified as a "Seagoing Coastline Battleship", but she was a better sea boat than the earlier battleships.
IOWA then turned her attention to the Spanish cruiser VIZCAYA which she pursued until the Spanish ship was run aground and surrendered.
IOWA left the Pacific early in February 1902 to become flagship of the South Atlantic Squadron.
www.spanamwar.com /iowa.htm   (617 words)

 Iowa News
Iowa infants are almost always restrained properly in automobiles, but far too many toddlers and youth are at risk because they are not riding in booster seats, according to a statewide survey conducted by the...
Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said he never expected to find himself running a medical school, but that's just what he's doing today; it was also the focus of a speech he gave in Muscatine Monday.
Whether recognized or not, the issue of immigration is of urgent importance to Iowa and the U.S. economy.
www.topix.net /state/ia   (622 words)

Blackhawk County, Iowa, created and maintained by the students of the University of Northern Iowa under the supervision of faculty in the Department of History, in cooperation with the staff of the UNI Information Technology Services.
Iowa limestone was used to build the Old Capitol in the territorial capital of Iowa City in 1849, and in 1872 limestone was used in the construction of the Iowa Men's Reformatory in Anamosa.
Coralville, Iowa – the Iowa Firefighters Memorial (photographs) "…Anamosa Limestone was chosen to be a major portion of the landscaping and building structure at the Iowa Firefighters Memorial…" These photographs are and the quotation above presented by the Weber Stone Company, Inc., Stone City Quarries (SCQ).
www.cagenweb.com /quarries/states/iowa.html   (6078 words)

Iowa, river, United States - Iowa, river, 329 mi (529 km) long, rising in the lakes of N Iowa and flowing SE to the Mississippi...
Iowa, indigenous people of North America - Iowa, Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Siouan branch of the Hokan-Siouan...
Crimes of the heartland: Iowa, first stop for presidential campaigners, is no longer the corn-fed, placid place that maybe it never was.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108213.html   (462 words)

 HF 2251 ... public health by providing for the regulation of body ...
For the purposes of this section, "body piercing" 1 8 means the piercing of the human body, other than the ear lobe, 1 9 for purposes of ornamentation or pursuant to religious or 1 10 cultural tradition.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to 2 8 persons who perform body piercing pursuant to a recognized 2 9 religious doctrine or cultural practice upon persons for whom 2 10 the undergoing of body piercing has religious or cultural 2 11 significance.
The performance of body piercing pursuant to 2 12 this subsection shall, however, be subject to review by the 2 13 Iowa department of public health regarding the existence of an 2 14 asserted religious doctrine or cultural practice, and whether 2 15 minimum safety and sanitation standards are being observed.
www2.legis.state.ia.us /GA/77GA/Legislation/HF/02200/HF02251/Current.html   (506 words)

 Public Interest Guide to Redistricting
On June 22, 2001, Iowa became one of the first states in the nation to have enacted both a state legislative redistricting plan and a congressional redistricting plan.
House File 758, the bill embodying the second proposed redistricting plan submitted by the Legislative Service Bureau, passed the Iowa House of Representatives on a vote of 78-18, and passed the Iowa Senate on a vote of 37-13.
The Iowa method of redistricting has not been significantly changed since 1980, but the 1980 reform bears mention, given that many reformers applaud IowaĆ­s districting model.
www.fairvote.org /redistricting/reports/remanual/ia.htm   (623 words)

 Iowa State Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
blue, white and red the Iowa flag resembles the flag of France.
On the white stripe is a bald eagle carrying a blue streamer in its beak.
Watershed from northwest to southeast; soil especially rich and land level in the north central region.
www.50states.com /iowa.htm   (243 words)

 Iowa Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Iowa (base map) JPEG format (233K) County boundaries and names, county seats, rivers.
Iowa (reference map) JPEG format (196K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
Iowa (reference map) PDF format (144K) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/iowa.html   (280 words)

 University of Northern Iowa
"The University of Northern Iowa offers a world-class university education,
Copyright © 2007 University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
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www.uni.edu   (156 words)

Although it is sometimes called the "Corn State," Iowa really is a breadbasket for the U.S., with 90 percent of its land devoted to farming.
Named for the Iowa River, which was named for the Iowa, or Ioway, Indians, Iowa joined the Union in 1846 as the 29th state.
The wild rose is the state flower and the capital is Des Moines.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/ia   (62 words)

 Bureau of Health Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In Iowa, official registration of births, deaths, and marriages began July 1, 1880.
2003 Iowa Health Fact Book Information related to the current and future health of Iowans, such as data on disease incidence and mortality, health and social behaviors, health resources, and environmental factors.
Iowa Public Health Information Hardin Library for the Health Sciences web site provides Iowa public health professionals one-stop shopping for information.
www.idph.state.ia.us /eh/health_statistics.asp   (1173 words)

 USATODAY.com - Notes, Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Rumors have surrounded Steve Alford throughout his tenure at Iowa, and the questions have never been asked with more frequency or volume since Indiana head coach Mike Davis announced he was leaving the Hoosiers last month.
Palmer is a 6-9, 240-pound forward/center who will have three seasons of eligibility at Iowa after sitting out the 2006-07 season.
However he finished his Iowa career with 990 rebounds — ranking first all time at the school.
www.usatoday.com /sports/college/mensbasketball/bigten/iowa.htm   (969 words)

 Iowa Geological Survey
While 80 % of Iowans rely on groundwater for their drinking water supplies, few are aware of the underground conditions that supply water to wells or affect its vulnerability to contamination.
This new 83-page, full-color book published by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources takes a statewide, in-depth look at the geological basics of Iowa’s groundwater resources – what they are; where they occur; how they behave; where they are vulnerable; and how they are used.
This book is a portrait of Iowa's land and resources as we see them today and as they were originally.
www.igsb.uiowa.edu /default.htm   (298 words)

Here you will find a growing tutorial and API reference for Iowa, an object based framework for developing both web applications and dynamic web content using the Ruby programming language.
Also, just for reference, this entire web site is in fact implemented under Iowa, using reusable components wherever possible (such as for the header, left navigation area, and footer).
New: At the bottom of each page in the Iowa section is a link that you may use to submit any comments or suggestions that you may have.
enigo.com /projects/iowa   (215 words)

 SearchSystems.net - The Largest Iowa Public Records Directory
Description: The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board provides these listings of reports from the executive branch (personal financial disclosure, lobbyist/client and session reception) and on campaign finance (state/local and state committee reports) in Adobe Ac Cemeteries
Description: Search for civil, criminal, family, traffic, and probate court records in Iowa by name, alias, role, county, case type, and/or case ID. Basic searches are offered at no charge, but details require a subscription and and $25/mo. fee.
Description: Browse parts of the Iowa state code that have to do with owning, carrying, and using weapons (mainly chapter 724).
www.searchsystems.net /list.php?nid=134   (1203 words)

 Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Iowa State County Treasurers Association portal continues is one of the most acclaimed county-level e-Government solutions in the United States.
Believed to be one of the nation's largest intergovernmental technology collaboration projects, the Iowa State County Treasurers Association developed its Web site and tax payment service through a partnership between the state of Iowa's Department of Administrative Services - Information Technology Enterprise and Iowa Interactive, Inc., a Des Moines-based subsidiary of e-Government firm NIC.
The HIPAA Project Office has provided a point of coordination for HIPAA Policy and Procedures for the healthcare industry in Iowa and has provided extensive assistance to county governments through the Iowa State Association of Counties.
www.das.ite.iowa.gov /gen_info   (519 words)

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