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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

President Mason activates steam whistle to mark UI Power Plant return

University of Iowa President Sally Mason pushed the red button that sounds the familiar steam whistle at noon today, Tuesday, Oct. 28, marking the return to full operation of the UI Power Plant. The whistle, which blows to mark the hours of 8 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (except holidays), had been silent since June, when the Iowa River flooded the plant. (Photo by Tim Schoon, UI Office of University Relations)