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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 9, 2004

UI Returns To Yellow Alert Status

The University of Iowa Friday afternoon responded to the federal Department of Homeland Security's decision to lower the terror alert level to yellow status, or "elevated," from orange, or "high."

Yellow is the third of five possible color-coded alert statuses, which are (from lowest to greatest threat of terror attacks) low (green), guarded (blue), elevated (yellow), high (orange) and severe (red).

For more information UI Public Safety is recommending the following websites

http://www.iowahomelandsecurity.org

http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007, stephen-pradarelli@uiowa.edu