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Congressional approval hits record low By Savannah Martin DAILY WILDCAT

Last week, as lawmakers entered the new legislative session, they were greeted with low expectations for compromise and even lower approval ratings. A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll showed that 84 percent of Americans object to how the U.S. Congress is performing. Only 13 percent said they approve. “It’s a deserved beating on the part

of the American people,” said Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat in Arizona’s 7th district. “We wasted a whole year, and the American people have a right to be disapproving of the majority of Congress and the majority of people who run Congress.” According to the poll, 75 percent of Americans disapprove of Republicans in Congress and 62 percent disapprove of Democrats. Polls haven’t shown such widespread discontent since the early 1990s. “I feel like Americans feel things are

taking too much time and not enough progress is being shown,” said James Allen, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona and political science senior. “We’re at a point where real change can’t be achieved because of politics.” Lawmakers’ inability to compromise has made legislative progress impossible, according to Henry Kim, an assistant professor who specializes in legislative politics in the School of Government and Public Policy. In the past, representatives reached across

not compromise on their principles,” he said. “In order to compromise, It’s a deserved beating they do have to appear that they are on the part of the compromising their principles, and if they couldn’t do that two years before American people. the election, well, they certainly aren’t going to be doing it starting now — Rep. Raul Grijalva before the election.” According to Kim, the current ratparty lines, Kim said. But within the ings are not unprecedented. Approval past 12 years, they have become less ratings have fallen below 20 percent likely to negotiate. at least twice in the past, once during “A lot of people were, quite literally, elected on the pledge that they would CONGRESS, 3

Jan. assault first in year reported to UAPD By Samantha Munsey DAILY WILDCAT

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President Obama exits the runway and greets the press after arriving in Mesa, to speak about job creation at the local Intel plant.

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veryone always hears about students doing cool things, getting real-world experience and truly learning what it’s like to act as a professional in a specific field of study. I always heard about these stories but never thought I’d have this type of experience myself. On Monday, I got a call from a source who said they would pay me to go to Mesa to shoot pictures at the landing of Air Force One for the arrival of President Barack Obama. I quickly accepted the offer and told my editor, Eliza, about the opportunity. I then told her I would like to

pair this with writing an article for the Daily Wildcat. She quickly emailed our adviser at the newspaper and asked him what I should do. He replied, saying this would be a great opportunity for me, and that instead of writing a traditional news article on Obama’s speech about economic growth at the Intel Corporation Ocotillo campus in Chandler, I should write an article on the experience of what it was like to attend such an event as a reporter in the real world. And I did. I woke up early on Wednesday

morning and started my drive to Phoenix at about 7 a.m. It took me a couple of hours to arrive at Intel, where I waited for my source to contact me. The plan was for me to shoot photos at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Obama was to arrive at. I quickly realized that I had received the wrong credentials from the White House, and instead got ones for the Intel campus. I could not get access at the airport. My source contacted me, and gave me a number to call so I could

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Biosphere 2 gets solar trial run Research center installs new type of panel to study sustainability By Kyle Mittan DAILY WILDCAT

The Biosphere 2 Conference Center building is being used to pilot a new, locally manufactured type of solar panel, which is predicted to benefit the advancement of solar technology. The panels are made by the SOLON Corporation, a Tucsonbased solar equipment manufacturer, and are now being used for studies in sustainability as well as electricity after their installation last October. The new paneling system, known as SOLquick, is designed specifically for commercial rooftops, according to SOLON Corporation Director of Research and Development Bill Richardson. The panels require no tools during installation and can be installed and working in 85 percent less time

than standard photovoltaic panels, Richardson said. Additionally, SOLquick panels require no penetration into the roof itself. This type of innovation, according to Richardson, was what made Biosphere 2, an environmental research center, a good place to test the system. “SOLON has a history of working with the U of A, and (we) find that they are a great partner,” Richardson said. “Biosphere is perfect, really, because there’s all kinds of great testing that can happen out there. They’re always looking at new ways to integrate renewable energy, and so it was a perfect fit.” Now three months into the system’s testing, SOLON has since taken the SOLquick product to a number of trade shows, and is in the process of getting it into the market for commercial entities to use, according to Patricia Browne, SOLON’s director of marketing and communications. From Biosphere 2’s standpoint, testing the system within the facility was also appropriate given the

The University of Arizona Police Department received its first report of sexual assault on the UA campus this semester, ending a yearlong run of no reports filed to the department. A female student was sexually assaulted in a parking lot north of Tyndall Avenue between midnight and 1 a.m. on Jan. 16. According to a campus watch bulletin released by UAPD, the assailant is described as a Hispanic or white male with a dark complexion and a thin build. He is also thought to be a driver of a vehicle for an unidentified cab service. The case is currently under investigation. “We as police are responsible to investigate every sexual assault that gets reported to us to the fullest,” said Sgt. Juan Alvarez, public information officer for UAPD. “We have our own staffed investigators who work with the city’s investigations, and also work closely with the dean of students and Campus Health (Service). So when a person is sexually assaulted we don’t leave them to their own devices, we make sure they get the support they need so they can try and remain successful at the UA.” According to police records, three sexual assault cases were reported to UAPD in 2010, while none were filed in 2011. The last sexual assault case to be reported to UAPD before the current incident was on Nov. 11, 2010. “It’s very hard to believe this is accurate,” said Carolyn Fluher,

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Solar panels atop the Sierra Room at the Biosphere 2 complex will be used to both power the room and study ways to make renewable engergy as efficient as possible. The panels are made in Tucson by the SOLON Corporation.

projects that are currently studying renewable energy, according to Nathan Allen, the sustainability coordinator at Biosphere 2. Allen said that Biosphere 2 is studying renewable energy innovation and making it as efficient as possible.

“They’re (SOLON) really pushing the envelope with trying to bring down the cost of solar,” he added. “It really fit right in with both of our mutual interests.”

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a musical theater freshman when hearing no sexual assaults were reported in 2011 to UAPD. “Sexual assault is a problem that needs to be reported and sometimes just doesn’t.” Erin Strange, specialist for the Violence Prevention Oasis-Program, a resource provided by Campus Health to educate students on violence and abuse, said a large majority of sexual assault incidences go unreported out of fear or embarrassment from the victim. “Nine times out of 10, students know their assailant and when we look at the statistics it’s not reflecting what is happening,” Strange said.

“For the person victimized, it might feel like there would be more at stake if you talk to the police and know the person, versus being attacked by a stranger.” UAPD isn’t the only outlet students can use to report sexual assault. Reports of these incidences can also be filed with the UA’s Dean of Students Office under code of conduct violations. In 2011, three accounts of sexual assaults were reported to the UA’s Dean of Students Office. Keith Humphrey, the dean of students and assistant vice president of Student Affairs, explained that the type of misconduct filed in his office deals with violations of the UA’s Code of Conduct, while UAPD deals with cases that are criminal in nature and can be charged as such.

“Criminal charges have a higher standard of proof, and when you are dealing with someone who is maybe a victim of sexual assault, it’s important that we provide them options about how they want to proceed,” Humphrey said. “Often times, individuals who have been assaulted do not want to go through a lengthy criminal proceeding, so they usually work with our office.” Humphrey explained, depending on how the victim wants to proceed, a person can file a sexual assault account with UAPD, the Dean of Students Office, both or none at all. “Even if someone does not file a code of conduct complaint with our office, we still investigate it to make sure there is not a behavior pattern on campus that is unsafe,” Humphrey said.

The Oasis Program also provides counseling for victims of sexual assault as well as friends, roommates and relatives that have also been affected by the incident. “I think a lot of people don’t report it (sexual assault),” said Rosanna Salazar, a chemical engineering sophomore. “People may get scared or know the person, which might make the whole proceedings uncomfortable, but I think providing professional help and talking to someone is important.” On top of counseling services, Oasis provides violence prevention programs where students are able to learn about the different variations of violence and sexual abuse, as well as how to protect themselves and alert the proper authority if a situtation occurs.

“We really try to get out there as much as possible to get the dialogue going about what these issues are and how we can all step up and help one another if there is a problem,” Strange said. While Alvarez said he understands there could be a multitude of reasons as to why a sexual assault may not get reported, he thinks it would be better for students to let the authorities know. “If anyone is a victim of sexual assault, they really need to report it. We really want to make sure their safety and well-being is looked after first, and then the prosecution can follow later if that is what the victim wants,” Alvarez said. “But we certainly encourage any victims to come out and report it.”

Welcome to the Greek Life: Fair flaunts rushing options By Brittny Mejia Daily Wildcat

Fraternity and sorority members held a Greek Fair on Wednesday to show potential members what Greek Life has to offer. Members set up tables around the Grand Ballroom in the Student Union Memorial Center with brochures and fliers explaining their core values. All four of the Greek councils were present at the fair to give a variety of perspectives to interested students. “I’m interested in rushing because I want to find a place on campus where I can hang out with people I know and have a good time,” said Sean Becker, a psychology freshman and attendee at the fair. “I know that fraternities are lifelong bonds with guys, and it can also help you get a job in the future.” At each table, sorority and fraternity members talked about their experiences in Greek Life, as well as the benefits and sense of community it provides to its members. “It’s a family type of atmosphere and aspect in every sense,” said United Sorority and Fraternity Council President Danae Figueroa. “Maybe you need a sister or brother to be there as a friend, or as a motivator.” This sense of community and prospect for new friendships is the driving point in some students’ decision to try to join a sorority or fraternity, she said. “I’m actually trying to find a group of people I can fit in with,” said Rebecca Geren, a pre-computer science freshman. “I haven’t really found a group of people that I can be close with yet, so I’m just trying to meet new people.” But Greek Life does not solely focus on establishing new friendships, Figueroa said. They also emphasize academics and community involvement. “Last year we made academics much more important than we have in the past,” said Interfraternity Council President Ryan Roberts. “We’re really trying to refocus on academics and our community.” With the new grade point average

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Devin Bembnister, a political science freshman and intern with Arizona Students’ Association, briefly describes the history and mission of ASA during its annual lobby event on Wednesday.

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Campus fraternities and sororities host an informational fair for students interested in joining UA Greek Life on Wednesday.

ASA kick off touts voter registration By Yara Askar Daily Wildcat

Pre-business major Andrina Kaupert talks to students about joining her sorority, Alpha Phi.

Members of Lambda Theta Phi, a Latino fraternity, march onstage at the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom.

requirement, students coming out of high school must have a 3.0 GPA to rush a fraternity governed by the Interfraternity Council, and if a student has 12 or more college credits, they must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, Roberts said. “I’m interested in rushing because I want a group of guys I can depend on and group of close guys that I can talk to about anything I want,” said Carson Cleverly, a pre-business freshman. “I can go to them for academic help and ask the upperclassmen about a certain topic, or just college life in general if I have problems.” Each sorority and fraternity

chapter has different criteria they look for in members, but most agree that students must uphold a specific set of ideals. The Greek Life councils look for certain qualities in new members such as academic strength, leadership and service to the community, said Panhellenic Council President Lexi Shinn. “What we’re looking for in new members is what we’re founded on and what our pillars consist of,” she said. “We’re looking for people who will emulate and be a part of those ideals and ultimately make our community more well-rounded.”

During its annual kickoff event on Wednesday, members of the Arizona Students’ Association announced that they aim to register 15,000 students to vote in the upcoming presidential election. ASA was started as a nonprofit organization in 1974 by the presidents of Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the UA. In the previous presidential election, ASA, a student group that lobbies for higher education, registered 10,000 students to vote. ASA registers students to vote in order for state officials to know that they are being held accountable, said Dan Fitzgibbon, board chair of ASA. This semester, ASA is working to get support to extend Proposition 100, a 1 percent sales tax that helps fund Arizona’s education system and financial aid, in addition to focusing on the upcoming election, according to Ariel Molk, an ASA director. ASA will also host Lobby Con from Feb. 3 to Feb. 6 to teach students how to advocate higher education to state legislators. The lobbying group’s biggest goals, Molk

said, are to lower the cost of textbooks, advocate for lower tuition and increase financial aid. “The association hopes to set the stage for something more stronger this semester,” Fitzgibbon said. In the past, budget cuts were an issue that held ASA back from allowing them to focus on important issues, Fitzgibbon said, and this semester association members plan to focus on more student-driven issues. The group was also able to grant in-state tuition to honorably discharged veterans, and create the Foundation for Arizona Students, which promoted leadership in civic engagement. Additionally, ASA launched a three-year strategic plan to lobby for the increase of financial aid. According to a slide show presented at the event, ASA organized a campaign that sent 3,000 students to the state Capitol to make sure that students’ voices were heard and tell students that they hold the power to make a difference. The student lobbying group works to make sure that higher education in Arizona is affordable and accessible by advocating elected officials and running issue-based campaigns to engage students.

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the late 1970s and again in the early 1990s. In both of these periods, unpopularity caused the reconfiguration of Congress, bringing “new energy” and “new ideas” to the Legislature, Kim said. What makes the past two years unique is that, despite a redistribution of political representation, such innovation and rejuvenation has failed to take place. “Between 2010 and today, people (in Congress) were much more oppositional, people were much more responsive to the segment of the electorate who believes that ‘compromise’ is a bad word and a betrayal of principle,” Kim said. “So the dysfunction of the previous period is continuing over, despite the fact that things have changed in terms of the party configuration in Congress.” During this session, the most pressing issue facing Congress appears to be reversing the economic downturn, according to Kim. However, lawmakers do not know how to solve the problem, so they have decided to focus on issues that are somewhat, but not exactly related, like the budget deficit, he said. According to Grijalva, Congress must compromise on generating revenue, job creation, the tax code and education before it can move forward

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In addition to the research and other benefits that scientists at Biosphere 2 expected from the panels, Allen said there have already been extra research opportunities directly resulting from the panels’ installation. Using a combination of tools they previously had, as well as the new solar panels, scientists are now analyzing how water flows off of buildings. Funding for the project, according to Allen, is a simple equipment exchange, which is dictated under a short-term contract. Biosphere 2 received the system at no charge, and in return, SOLON has a place to pilot the panels for research of their own. The agreement is currently temporary and once it expires, a new set of terms will need to be outlined, Allen said. According to Richardson, the collaboration between the UA and SOLON through Biosphere 2 has been paramount, not only to the success of the SOLquick system, but to the evolution of renewable

with other legislative challenges. Investing in education is paramount because today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, he said. While some students said they pay little attention to what happens in the Legislature, others said they, too, believe that Congress has failed to serve the American people. Christopher Jabczynski, a chemical engineering freshman, said he believes that Americans’ discontent stems from economic distress, which the government has yet to alleviate. “There’s a dichotomy between what they want to do for the American people and their implementation,” he said. According to Michael Paparozzi, a sophomore studying Near Eastern studies and linguistics, today’s politicians maintain an attitude of “hyperpartisanship.” “I’m not particularly optimistic about the near future, put it that way,” he said. “I feel like on both sides they’re divided and they’re not interested in reaching a reasonable solution.” Still, despite Americans’ call for compromise in general, many would refuse to step down on particular issues, like healthcare or immigration, according to Kim. They expect their elected representatives to defend those principles as well, he said. “People hate Congress, but people love their congresspeople,” Kim added.

energy, namely solar technology. “How do we get more renewable energy integrated? It’s about making it more efficient and bringing down the cost, and you need smart people to figure out how to do that,” Richardson said. “Where do you find smart people? You find them in places like the University of Arizona. So, for us to be able to work closely with an institution that’s looking into the future about how to solve some of the issues, that’s important.” In terms of the UA, Allen said that being able to pilot this system at the Biosphere 2 facility has enhanced the university’s reputation as a research institution while giving students a chance to use something that has immediate real-world applications. “If you have students who are learning and innovating using a particular technology, they will understand the advantage of those technologies and want to use them,” Allen said. “It’s been amazing to see how sustainability initiatives through the students have matured and have really come to play a significant role in sustainability efforts on campus.”

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ASUA approved funding for a Community Development’s Cheer and Basketball League and discussed a request to change the differential tuition fee into a program fee for the School of Government and Public Policy on Wednesday. The league, which is funded through the Associated Students of the University of Arizona’s Programs and Services, will be open to 4th through 8th graders in the Tucson community. Although the project’s initial allotment was $3,000, Administrative Vice President Brett Ponton said that the project needs $300 more to background check and fingerprint the 30 student coaches.

get everything straightened out. I did, finally getting the right credentials. I was now set to go shoot photos at the airport, but now I was two and a half hours early for the shoot, instead of being early for the original set of credentials as I’d planned. So I sat in the car my buddy let me borrow for the day and watched some “How I Met Your Mother” on Netflix, went to McDonald’s to grab a quick lunch, bought new pants at Goodwill — because the ones I brought with me had a couple holes in them — then proceeded to the airport to get checked in as a member of the press at noon. After I got checked in, I didn’t have to be back until 2:30 that afternoon, so I met with my source who detailed exactly what she wanted from me. I got the assignment and headed back to the airport. Finally, 2:30 rolled around and members of the press were invited into the hanger at the airport. We walked in, and I proceeded to wait even more. During this time they had a dog come and sniff around, although I’m not sure what he was sniffing for. Finally they told us to form a line so we could have our bags searched and for us to be patted down. Once I got outside, I went to

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and public policy majors pay a “program fee” of $800 per year. The program fee would provide career and internship opportunities for both majors and potentially add two more advisers within the school, he said. “We (the school) do a great job with advising, but we don’t have enough advisers,” Milward said. “Dealing with the UA in trying to get money into our budget for this has been a challenge.” The program fee would apply to current juniors and seniors studying public management and policy this year, and to rising juniors studying political science starting next year. The program fee should create more resources, Milward said, because the differential tuition fee helped decrease class sizes within the school, enhance professional career development, expand opportunities for honors students and fund the Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law major.

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“We need to ensure safety,” Ponton said. Senator Blanca Delgado urged the senate to approve the full amount of $3,300. “It’s very awesome that ASUA gets to reach out to the community, especially with kids,” she said. The Senate unanimously approved funding for the Community Development Cheer and Basketball League. Brint Milward, director of the School of Government and Public Policy, requested to change the differential tuition fee in the school to a program fee for a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Management and Policy. When the Eller College of Management oversaw the School of Government and Public Policy, Milward explained, there was an $800 differential tuition fee for government and public policy majors. Now that the political science major merged with the school, Milward requested that political science majors and government

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the media bullpen and set myself up in an attempt to get the best shot of the president I could upon his arrival. His plane was supposed to come in at around 5:35 that afternoon, but to all of our surprises, he arrived early. Click, click, click — Every camera around me was shooting as fast as they could. The plane was just about to land. As the plane came in, the shutters around me start clicking faster, more consistently, and suddenly my heart felt like it was pumping just as fast as the clicking shutters. Just then, the plane came to a full stop, and airport officials attached the

stairs to the main entrance at the front of the aircraft. I kept my finger hard on the shutter release, trying to get as many photos as my assistant editor’s camera would take. I realized I had taken some good ones, but was disappointed when they drove the presidential motorcade in front of the plane. That’s it. My chance to get a good picture of the president was over. But then, to my surprise, he walked past the motorcade and right up to the crowd of citizens who came to see him land. “Oh my god, oh my god,” I thought as I shot every angle I could see. And then, in a flash, it was really over.


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ot long ago, Mitt Romney was nearly certain to be the Republican nominee in the 2012 presidential election. Some may still say that’s the case, but they’d have to emphasize the “nearly” much more than the “certain.” A late upset in Iowa and a fairly large victory for Newt Gingrich in South Carolina means the once-stale primaries will have some life in them yet. The primary season, once expected to be a relatively quick affair, seems to be staying for a while longer. That may not be such a bad thing, even for Republicans. The staggered primary system has always been relatively unfair. States that vote early get more attention, and therefore more consideration, than their counterparts that vote later. Primaries and caucuses have become a political institution for citizens and candidates alike in places like Iowa and New Hampshire, while other states are often left with whatever these few states decide. Some may say the early states are good enough predictors of the national will, but why rely on a prediction? For this primary, at least, its longevity means more states — and more voters — will be able to make their voices heard. Though it’s still far away in political terms, Arizona’s Feb. 28 Republican primary may have an impact. The votes of 29 delegates to the Republican National Convention are at stake in Arizona. Since the winner will take all 29 of those votes with them to the convention, the candidates will surely be vying hard to win in Arizona. In addition, the growing Hispanic population and the recent backlash in the state against Republican causes or politicians — including the recall of Russell Pearce — make Arizona a potential swing state in the general election. Republican candidates would do well to establish a rapport with Arizona voters early for when one of them challenges President Barack Obama. UA College Republicans are a good sample of the type of electorate the candidates will face in Arizona. Lauren Bouton, a political science senior and the president of the UA College Republicans, describes the dynamics of the club as, “libertarians, independents, conservatives and moderates.” Each of the candidates has supporters in the club, including several for the unconventional Rep. Ron Paul. However, for all the College Republicans it “comes down to electability,” Bouton said. This certainly reflects the view of other Republicans nationwide, with the primary goal of many being to unseat Obama from the presidency. Romney still seems to have the edge there, and for that reason will most likely get the nomination. Even if, as many think, Romney is destined to receive the nomination, he and the voters that support him should still relish the longer primary season. He will be a better candidate, and likely more “electable,” if more voters in more states directly help to nominate him. — Andrew J. Conlogue is a junior studying philosophy, politics, economics and law. He can be reached at letters@wildcat.arizona.edu or on Twitter via @WildcatOpinions.

Why can’t Miss USA be gay? contestant, Thomas’ run would not be making headlines. In a society where less than half of the United States population — 41 percent, according to a 2011 poll by the Gay Marriage Research Caroline Nachezel Center — supports gay marriage, a Daily Wildcat lesbian competing against hundreds of straight girls with the same and woman. Everyone is entitled he’s beauty, she’s grace, and qualifications is significant. to their opinions but when in line she’s a lesbian. The winners of these pageants go to be a representative of an entire Enter Mollie Thomas, on to work with world-renowned state’s female population, some a 19-year-old Miss California charities, political figures and perspectives need to be tweaked. USA 2012 contestant from West ultimately represent the United On her Facebook fan page, Hollywood. With the same amount States in a commendable light. of poise, grace and drive as the other Thomas writes she is not only Although Thomas did not win the fulfilling her own dreams but also competitors, she has one quirk that crown of the Miss California USA using the pageant as an opportunity pageant, which took place in early makes her stand out. She is the first to be a positive role model for the openly-lesbian woman running for January, she won respect, which is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender the crown. worth more than any diamond tiara. and questioning community. The pageant contestant Thomas’ bravery in taking on Thomas’ confident attempt to stereotype has officially been society at full throttle will hopefully break down the barriers of society is change the norms of sexual broken. Pursuing the dream both admirable and heroic. She took preference. It should no longer be millions of girls fantasize about, a leap for the LGBTQ community Thomas is making history for the considered abnormal that a lesbian better, especially when the pageant’s by opening herself up to ample wants to be a pageant queen. amounts of criticism and oppression. less-than-stellar reputation for Hopefully, Thomas’ bravery will Known for being highly choosing candidates with adequate encourage others to fulfill their conservative and unchanging, the role model potential. aspirations and not let a sexual pageant world has never explicitly In 2009, Miss California preference prohibit them from stated any sexual preference USA Carrie Prejean infamously anything they want to accomplish. requirements. However, if it were expressed her opinion that “It’s really a big deal to me because acceptable to be a gay pageant marriage belongs between a man not only does it give me a shift about

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the pageants and who participates in the pageants, but it also gives me hope that someday we can also be more inclusive in things such as that,” said Ben Griffith, an Associated Students of the University of Arizona Pride Alliance intern. “Not just in pageants but in other areas like sports, and more openness in the arts, and just different areas where we just get stereotyped or people are not as open about is being in those kind of fields.” Pride Alliance makes tremendous efforts in providing a supportive atmosphere for the LGBTQ campus community. Alliance’s “Out on the Job” series helps people open up about their gender identity or sexual orientation at work and “helps us to not feel so alone that we need to hide it, that we can be ourselves around people and still do what we love,” Griffith said. Thanks to Thomas, the diversity of pageant contestants and the LGBTQ community have an even brighter future. — Caroline Nachazel is a junior studying journalism and communication. She can be reached at letters@wildcat.arizona.edu or on Twitter via @WildcatOpinions.

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f all the exciting perks in college life, the most intriguing is the total freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want, with no parents to tell you otherwise. However, with that sense of freedom, students still need to keep the environment around them in mind to avoid finding themselves in a scary and possibly dangerous situation. A UA report about a female student who was sexually assaulted between midnight and 1 a.m. at the Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage

sheds an uncomfortable light on how no campus is completely safe from thieves and attackers of any kind. And as hard as it is to resist the feeling you are always safe when walking around at all hours of the night, students need to remember to have caution when making the decision to walk through campus at night. But if crimes are on the rise on campus, the school should implement new ways of combating them. According to CrimeReports.com,

the UA campus and the surrounding area between Euclid and Campbell avenues and Sixth Street and Grant Road has had six incidents of sexual assault since August 2011. Compared to other types of assaults in the campus area, sexual assaults are drastically lower in comparison. Theft incidents, for example, come out to more 20 cases in the same time period. However, there is something when hearing of a sexual assault that makes high incident crimes like theft less of a concern. It is a crime that violates your mind, body and soul. It can deteriorate your psyche and ability to be comfortable with others. The number of sexual assaultrelated incidents wasn’t always so high either. In 2007, UA crime statistics reported only one incident of sexual assault. That means in five

years time, the number of incidents continued to increase. So why is there an increase in numbers? After the sexual assault last week, security in the garage was heightened. Campus would be much safer if there was always a heightened security in all garages all around campus. So on campus, students who spend many late hours in a place that is expected to feel safe should be able to rely on more stringent security patrolling, especially in the late-night hours. There should be more University of Arizona police officers and the school should consider more cameras or other security measures to ensure student safety. —Serena Valdez is a journalism junior. She can be reached at letters@wildcat.arizona.edu or on Twitter via @WildcatOpinions.

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In response to the Jan. 24 column titled, “Nerds it is always nice to read an article from a student deserve more praise,” : that calls the U.S. government on its ignorance. Schopenhauer is a pessimist. Sport affirms life. Keep up the good work! In response to the Jan. 23 column titled, “ElecDropping his name could hardly be more inapprotion overly focused on gays,” :  — Jonathan Bierner, priate and self-defeating. Hi Ashley, ASUA Senate chairman 1995 Thanks for your article today. As a gay alumnus — Aaron Johansen that was very politically active in ASUA from 92-96, undecided freshman

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Furniture woes, furniture foes

University of Arizona Police Department officers responded on Friday at 10:42 a.m. to a call made by the Chi Omega sorority house director in reference to furniture on the back patio of their house being stolen. The director informed the officers that the patio furniture was stolen a few days before Friday, but she did not call the UAPD because she did not know if it was a Greek Life-related prank or if it had truly been stolen. Officers inspected the surrounding areas and noticed the yard’s back entrance gate was locked, and that the patio furniture was missing. The missing pieces of furniture are an iron patio table with four matching chairs, a solid metal umbrella and an iron pedestal for the umbrella. The sorority director estimated the furniture’s cost at $500. There are no known suspects, however officers continue to search the surrounding areas.

Down the drain

UAPD arrived at the Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall on Friday in response to a call from the resident assistant, who said that there was a strong odor of marijuana and smoke coming from one of the dorm rooms. Two officers arrived on the scene to a room full of eight male students. The room smelled of cigarettes, cigars and had a faint smell of marijuana as well. The officers asked whose room it was and said that everyone must leave but the room’s owners. The two students that lived in the room stayed, and were questioned by the officers. The officers noticed a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka in the corner of the room and asked if it was theirs. One male student replied, “It is ours, but someone else bought it for us.” The officers asked who bought it for them and if there was more, but they said they did not know the name of the student who purchased it and that there was no more alcohol. The students also allowed the officers to look in their refrigerator, and the officers found another full handle of Smirnoff. Both of the students claimed ownership of the bottle. The students were then told to dump out all of the alcohol Both students were cited for minor in possession of alcohol and were required to go to the Dean of Students Office.

Golf cart joy riding

UAPD officers arrived at the practice football field on Monday at 11 a.m. in response to the discovery of several damaged golf carts. The officers asked what had happened and the employees said that someone had broken in and played with the carts. Officers and employees said they think that the unknown suspects sneaked onto the field between Saturday at 4:10 p.m. and Monday at 9 a.m. The three golf carts had all been forcefully started by jamming wire hangers into the ignition. The field had circular tire marks on it. One of the carts was missing a license plate was missing from one and all three had signs of damage on their front ends from being driven into the field goal poles. The officer also noted that the suspects had parked the golf carts in a line on the field. Officers have no suspects. Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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Exhibit - “Company Town: Arizona’s Copper Mining Communities During 100 Years of Statehood” This new exhibit at the UA ScienceEngineering Library shares 100 years of stories, struggles and triumphs from Arizona’s copper mining communities. “Company Town” features an in-depth selection of photographs, pamphlets, original manuscripts, federal and state reports and personal papers drawn from UA Special Collections. The materials on display detail the history of eight Arizona mining communities – Ajo, Bisbee, Clifton-Morenci, Globe-Miami, Jerome, Ray-Sonora, San Manuel and Superior – and show that these communities were more than just a mine, and the people more than just mining workers. January 6- March 9 Steward Observatory Mirror Lab Tours A behindthe-scenes look on Tuesdays and Fridays at the cutting-edge optical technology involved in making giant telescope mirrors at Steward Observatory Mirror Lab. Tours are conducted at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 520-6268792. Admission: $15 adults, $8 students. 933 N. Cherry Ave., N208 “Ansel Adams: The View From Here” Exhibit With 40 photographs and supporting documents from the Ansel Adams Archive, “Ansel Adams: The View From Here” explores the relationship between Adams’s magical photographs of the American landscape – both its panoramic vistas and its intimate details – and how he came to understand the importance of his natural environment. Saturday, December 10, 2011 - Sunday, March 4, 2012. Center for Creative Photography, 1030 North Olive Road

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“Mapping Arizona: From Mexican Territory to U.S. State” This is new exhibit on display in the UA Main Library from Jan. 6 – March 28, 2012, details the path Arizona took to become a state – first as part of the Territory of New Mexico, then as the Territory of Arizona, finally attaining statehood in 1912. In addition to an array of historical maps, “Mapping Arizona” also includes books and unique documents selected from Special Collections extensive holdings. These additional materials offer insight into the stories that accompany the lines, boundaries, and borders within the maps. UA Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd. Science, Technology & Art: A SISTA Exhibition The School of Information: Science, Technology & Arts (SISTA) is pleased to announce our first exhibition to be held in the University of Arizona Student Union Gallery, running from January 17th to February 9th. Admission is free and open to the public. This juried exhibition includes work by UA faculty, staff, and students who are blurring the lines between art, research, technology, and science. Information about SISTA can be found at http://sista. arizona.edu or by e-mailing info@sista. arizona.edu. Union Gallery Hours: Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 12pm - 6pm, Thursdays: 12pm - 8pm

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Carnival of Illusion/A Magical Journey Around the World Laugh, have fun, and celebrate as Carnival of Illusion presents national-quality magic in an old-world setting limited to just 35 guests at Doubletree Hotel Reid Park. At Carnival of Illusion, you’ll have a magical evening performed in an intimate old world setting. Whether you’re having dinner with friends and family or celebrating a special occasion, Carnival of Illusion is the perfect place for a fun special magical evening. Buy advance tickets at www.carnivalofillusion.com Phone: 520-615-5299. 445 S. Alvernon Way. Fridays and Saturdays at 6p.m. through May 2012.

ATC Presents Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The 39 Steps’ Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have … Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. A mind-blowing cast of four actors play over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. Broadway’s most intriguing, most riotous, most unmissable Tony-winning comedy smash proves that anything the movies can do, the theatre can do more hilariously! January 14, 2012 - February 04, 2012. Times vary. Arizona Theatre Company presents at Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Church Ave. Phone: 520-622-2823 El Nacimiento (The Nativity Scene) A traditional Mexican nativity scene made with hundreds of tiny lights and earthen figurines displayed at one of Tucson’s oldest buildings, La Casa Cordova, Tucson Museum of Art Historic Block. El Nacimiento is a traditional artistic expression originating in the early days of European contact with the Native American peoples of Mexico. In an intricate arrangement of hundreds of miniature figures, this exhibition combines the symbolism of the Spanish Colonial Catholic Church with the simplicity and faith of everyday existence in rural Mexico. December 28, 2011 - March 01, 2012. Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tues-Sat., Sun noon-5p.m. Closed Monday. 140 N. Main Ave., Phone: 520-6242333

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SPORTS SCOREBOARD:

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NBA CLEVELAND 91, NEW YORK 81

NCAAB NO. 3 OHIO STATE 78, PENN STATE 54

OKLAHOMA STATE 79, NO. 2 MISSOURI 72

Nike unveils ‘Zona’ gear, set for February debut Special hoops uniform to be worn against UCLA next month By Nicole Dimtsios DAILY WILDCAT

The Arizona Wildcats were selected as one of seven men’s basketball programs to receive Nike’s Hyper Elite Platinum uniforms, which were revealed in New York City on Wednesday. Duke, Florida, UConn, Kentucky, North Carolina and Syracuse also received the jerseys, which are said to be 5 percent lighter than the jerseys that Nike debuted a little more than a year ago. Baylor and UConn’s

womens’ team also will wear the jerseys at least once this year. According to a Nike press release, the uniforms are made out of more sustainable materials, like recycled polyester. “Nike is committed to producing top-of-the-line performance attire with reduced sacrifice to the environment,” said Phil Cook, Nike’s brand manager for basketball. “With our Nike Hyper Elite Platinum design, Nike is maintaining its long-standing obligations to our fans to not only produce the best on-court looks, but also a design that makes use of the resources we already have.” The jerseys feature a “platinum” grey color with the word “Zona” in white, with red trimming on the front of the jersey and the full block “A” on

the other side. The back paneling also has a star with the year “97” inside, representing the year the Wildcats won the NCAA Championship. Both the tops and bottoms of the jersey feature red paneling down the sides. Unlike Arizona’s current jerseys, the new jerseys do not feature any navy blue. In addition, Arizona also received grey warm-ups that have “NCAA Champions 1997” and a red basketball with white laces on the back. The Wildcats are scheduled to wear the uniform only once this season, on Feb. 25 against UCLA. All the schools will debut their PHOTOS COURTESY OF NIKE Hyper Elite Platinum Uniforms against non-Nike schools, like the Arizona will debut its new Nike Hyper Elite Platinum basketball uniforms against UCLA on Feb. 25, the only time the Wildcats are scheduled to wear them this season. Bruins, who are an Adidas school.

Stat comparison

We have to get a sweep. We can’t lose at home … we have to separate ourselves this week.”

at Utah

— UA forward Kevin Parrom

ON THE ROPES

3-pointers: Rebounding: FG percentage: Turnovers: Free throws: Bench points: Leading scorer: Result:

at Colorado

Jan. 19

Jan. 21

12-for-24 39 47 percent 9 11-of-16 33 Fogg, Parrom Win, 77-51

3-for-20 44 35 percent 11 23-of-30 8 Perry Loss, 64-63

Consistency a key for curing UA’s struggles By Nicole Dimtsios DAILY WILDCAT

Cougars defeated Stanford on Thursday 8169 and followed that up with a 77-75 win against Cal off of a 3-pointer by freshman guard DeVonte Lacy with 17 seconds remaining. It ended up being the game-winner. While Thompson and Casto left a huge void at guard and down low for Wazzu, Australian big man Brock Motum and Somalia native and Hillsborough Community College transfer Faisal Aden have picked up the slack. Aden captured Pac-12 Player of the Week

The Arizona Wildcats’ game has been as stable as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’s personality. Arizona has become the model of inconsistency when it comes to offense this season, especially between weekend series games. Overall, the changes began when Arizona hit the Pac-12 Conference season and couldn’t hold on to the ball, something they were decent at in non-conference play. “You ask yourself, how can you do something so well for what amounts to a two-and-a-half month period of time and all of the sudden the same thing that you’re doing well, you’re bad at it,” head coach Sean Miller said. About the only thing the Wildcats do consistently is turn the ball over 15 times or more every game. The slow starts that plagued the Wildcats at the beginning of the year didn’t help with the confidence either. And the gaps on the stat sheet have become more apparent during Arizona’s last two series. The Wildcats’ inconsistencies started with their live-by-the-3 You ask yourself, how or die-by-the-3 can you do somementality and has thing so well for what spread to their amounts to a two and play throughout the half — see the a half month period difference in inof time and all of the tensity between sudden the same thing the first and second halves of Arithat you’re doing well, zona’s loss against you’re bad at it Oregon. “We didn’t have — Sean Miller it,” Miller said after Arizona head that Wildcats’ loss. basketball coach “The last, probably 16 minutes, we played with great confidence and courage, and guys made big plays. The first 20 minutes was such a reflection of us in the other column.” The Wildcats have split every series in conference play, often being successful in an offensive area on one night then going cold in that same category the next. Arizona’s biggest flip-flops are evident in its shooting percentage from beyond the arc and bench-points contribution. The irregular 3-point shooting in the Wildcats’ last series was night and day between their games on Thursday and Saturday. “If you watched us against Utah … we made 12 3-point shots,” Miller said. “Within 40 hours, we went 3-for-20 on roughly the same shots.”

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CONSISTENCY, 8

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Freshman forward Angelo Chol shoots against Oregon on Jan. 14 in McKale Center. Arizona, which has split every Pac-12 weekend, enters this weekend’s series with the Washington schools in search of a sweep to improve its NCAA Tournament chances.

In need of a weekend sweep, Arizona hosts a white-hot Washington State team By Mike Schmitz DAILY WILDCAT

Klay Thompson traded in the Pac-12 for the NBA. DeAngelo Casto left Pullman, Wash., for Turkey. With its two best players from a season ago moving on to bigger and better things,

Washington State was chosen to finish 10th in the Pac-12 in the pre-season polls. Second-year head coach Ken Bone must not have gotten the memo, because the Cougars (11-8, 3-4 Pac-12) have turned heads this season as they sit in 7th place in the conference after sweeping the Bay Area schools at home this past weekend. “I’ve got to think Washington State’s one of the hottest teams in our conference,” said UA head coach Sean Miller. “We respect them a great deal. We have to be ready.” After losing four of its first five conference games, Washington State caught fire. The

W-Hoops aims to snap two-game losing streak By Zack Rosenblatt DAILY WILDCAT

The Arizona women’s basketball team has reached the midseason doldrums. After starting the year with an 11-1 record — its best start in 10 years — the Wildcats have dropped five out of the last seven games and now sit at 13-6 (2-5 Pac-12). Arizona will start a Washington road trip tomorrow when it takes on the Washington Huskies. Head coach Niya Butts recognizes the team’s recent struggles but said

she believes in the Wildcats’ ability to finish out the season strong. “We (the coaching staff) have to ... continue to be in their ear and let them know we have confidence in them,” Butts said. “We’re going to get out of this spot, now we just have to do it on the road.” The silver lining in the Wildcats’ recent struggles might be how close the games have been. During Arizona’s two-game losing streak, the Wildcats lost by five points in overtime to Utah, and by two points to Colorado. “We have a lot of basketball left,”

Butts said. “These are not blowout losses, we’re losing ball games with just these little things that we need to correct and we need to fix.” One of the biggest issues in recent games, often cited by Butts and players, has been a lack of energy from the beginning to the end of the game. Sophomore guard Candice Warthen said she understands the issue and appreciates that the team needs to fix it going forward. “We have to have a lot of energy, especially going on the road because it’s always hard playing on the road,”

Warthen said. “We just got to come together as a team and figure this out.” Arizona sits at tenth place in the Pac-12, but that number is deceiving. With a 2-5 conference record, the Wildcats are only two games behind Arizona State in fourth place, and three behind USC in third. Butts expects Washington to look at the standings and see that the Wildcats are struggling, and it is Arizona’s duty to debunk that theory. “They probably see a team that’s struggling right now to finish games and to get wins and looking at this as

an opportunity,” Butts said. “It’s our jobs to ensure that doesn’t happen and they aren’t able to capitalize on what happened this past weekend.” The Huskies haven’t been playing their best basketball of late either, as they have dropped five of their last seven games after starting 8-2. If the Wildcats are going to win the game, they will need to stop senior Regina Rogers from taking over the game. Rogers is tied for fifth in the Pac-12 in scoring at 15.3 points per game and first in field goal percentage at 62 percent.


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Sophomore steps up in UA alum’s absence Barnes filling role vacated by former star Ify Ibekwe

having a standout season after taking over Ibekwe’s spot in the starting lineup. She’s third on the team in scoring and is leading the team in rebounds with 9.1 per game. She attributes some of her success, as well as part of her reason for comBy Cameron Moon ing to Arizona, to her blossoming Daily Wildcat relationship with head coach Niya fy Ibekwe, a former forward for Butts. the Arizona women’s basketball “Last year we talked a lot, and she team, constantly made her pres- told me what my role was going to ence felt on the court. be,” Barnes said. “I feel like this year She was the Wildcats’ most we have a better relationship because impactful player, starting 100 games of my playing time, and I’m a big part from 2007 to 2011, averaging a of this team.” double-double with 14.3 points and Barnes has started all 19 games for 10.3 rebounds per game. But less Arizona this season, and is starting to notably, Ibekwe acted as a mentor understand her role as a post player is for current sophomore forward Erica “just to dominate the low block,” she Barnes, who has scored 12.5 points said. In the last seven games, Barnes per game as a starter for the Wildcats has grabbed 66 rebounds, showing this season. a commitment and focus to coach “(On the recruiting trip) they talked Butts’ primary coaching philosophy. about Ify a lot, so coming here I knew “All we stress is playing defense and she was a senior and I would have to rebounding,” guard Candice Warthen step up after she left,” Barnes said. “I said. “We had one offensive rebound, just looked up to her a lot.” we need to do better, it’s a big deal.” Barnes, a Sacramento native, is The Wildcats are struggling,

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for his performance against the Bay Area schools as he posted 24 points against the Cardinal and scored 33 on the Golden Bears. “He’s a very good shooter,” Bone said of his senior guard. “Has a real nose for the ball and he comes up with a lot of steals in a defense where we’re really not looking for steals. What he gives us more than anything else is just his feel for being able to score the ball.” While Aden — who comes off of the bench for the Cougars — mans the perimeter, the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Motum anchors the paint for Washington State. After playing only 19.2 minutes per game a season ago, the junior now averages 15.4 points per game and 6.3 boards in an average of 31.2 minutes, earning him major praise from Miller. “Brock Motum might be the most improved player in the conference,” he said. “You look what he’s doing as a big guy, we have our hands full.”

While the Cougars are riding high after their best weekend of the conference season, Arizona is still reeling from a heartbreaking loss at Colorado. “Our back’s against the wall in a lot of ways and one of the ways that we give ourselves some momentum is to win both home games this week,” Miller said. It would be easy for the Wildcats to overlook the Cougars. ESPN GameDay comes into town on Saturday, ZonaZoo is gearing up for the whiteout part II and Washington, which sits two spots ahead of UA in the conference, marches into McKale Center on Saturday. Despite all the potential distractions, Arizona needs to sweep, and in order to do that the Wildcats have to take care of Wazzu before turning their attention to the Huskies. “It starts Thursday,” forward Kevin Parrom said. “We have to get a sweep. That’s our goal. We can’t lose at home. We can win two games this week and be tied for first I think. I think everybody’s kind of beating everybody down so we have to separate ourselves this week.”

currently 2-5 in their last seven outings, but Barnes has been making major contributions to the team, even hitting the game-winning shot against Oregon State two weeks ago. After Sunday’s loss to Colorado, Butts had nothing but praise for Barnes. “She had a lot of hustle plays in there today,” Butts said. “She means a lot (to the team). I think if she plays really well, when she does demand the ball, and when she is aggressive offensively, it certainly helps this team. It takes a load off of everybody else.” Despite the team’s struggles, Barnes still believes in the team’s ability to step up in a clogged Pac-12. Eight of the 12 teams have four or five conference losses, including the Wildcats (13-6, 2-5 Pac-12). In order to help, Barnes wants to kick a specific part of her game into gear. “I feel like I need to score more points, because without me scoring, (shooting guard) Davellyn (Whyte) scoring, or (guard) Candice (Warthen) scoring, we don’t win,” Barnes said. “I feel like if one of us comes up short, we lose.”

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Junior Kevin Parrom called the offensive struggles “frustrating” and said Arizona has to stop relying on the 3 to win the game. Freshman Josiah Turner said the problem wasn’t the 3-pointers, but the difference in how the Wildcats play at the start of the game and the extra effort given at the end. “Not wanting to lose at the end of the game,” Turner said of how the Wildcats could level out their play throughout the game. “If we start the game like that, we can kill teams.” This weekend, with a sweep of the Washington schools critical to Arizona’s NCAA Tournament hopes, a high level of play must remain consistent. And Turner has the simple solution for Arizona can get its first conference weekend sweep of the season: “Start off the game how we end it.”

The Daily Wildcat sports desk is now hiring! Interested writers should contact sports editor Alex Williams via sports@wildcat. arizona.edu or pick up an application in the Arizona Student Media offices in the Park Student Union.


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Obama delivers Rep. Giffords gives job plan in Ariz. farewell to Congress NATION & WORLD

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CHANDLER, Ariz. — President Barack Obama tried to give new hope to factory workers Wednesday as he promoted his plan to revive U.S. manufacturing, an anchor of the economic blueprint he sketched in his State of the Union address. At a conveyer belt factory in Iowa and a high-tech computer chip plant near Phoenix, the president pointed to tax policies he blamed for driving U.S. companies overseas and outlined his strategy to lure them back. Obama becomes the latest president to promise to breathe new life into a sector of the U.S. economy that has been declining for decades. Thirty years ago, nearly one-fifth of all U.S. jobs were in manufacturing. Today, it’s less than 10 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Like his predecessors, Obama will find that challenge formidable and complex, with little consensus on how to reverse the trend. The political incentive is clear. The president has lost considerable support in the one-time industrial hubs of the Rust Belt and will need to woo more blue-collar voters to win re-election in November. With a slow economic recovery and stubbornly high unemployment

rate, the president’s ability to project a vision of an employed working class could determine his success. “There’s no reason why we can’t restore that basic American promise that if you work hard, you can do well,” Obama told employees at the Cedar Rapids plant, his first stop on a five-state tour to promote the economic plan he unveiled in his speech before Congress Tuesday night. “America’s not about handouts. America’s about earning everything you’ve got.” The president’s plan relies largely on changing the tax code to discourage American companies from moving operations overseas in search of cheaper costs. He proposed doing away with deductions available to companies that close plants in the U.S., and he called for a new 20 percent income tax credit for companies that return. He proposed tailoring a deduction for domestic production to apply more narrowly to manufacturing, leaving out oil production. The idea is to provide temporary tax credits to boost domestic manufacturing in clean energy. Critics expressed skepticism about the president’s commitment to the effort and blasted his other tax proposals as counterproductive to job growth.

WASHINGTON — Steady in her sneakers and grasping the helpful hand of a colleague, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords walked onto the House floor as colleagues approved her border security bill on the day she retired from elected office. Giffords made her way down the center aisle that divides Democrats from Republicans, a distinction the Arizona congresswoman had tried to blur with her moderate politics and good nature. Colleagues quickly enveloped her slight frame, offering an outstretched hand — or, more often, a kiss on the cheek. In ovation, lawmakers stood. Friends have said the three-term Democrat has never been one to tackle goals halfway. It was fitting, then, that she closed out her career on Wednesday with a legislative victory. The House unanimously passed the border security bill she had authored. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Giffords “the brightest star that Congress has ever seen.” “She has brought the word dignity to new heights by her courage,” Pelosi said. “Congresswoman Giffords’ message of bipartisanship and civility is one that all in Washington and in the nation should honor and emulate.” The congresswoman was shot in the head a year ago after a gunman opened fire at a public event Giffords hosted for constituents outside a

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Tucson grocery store. Six people died and 12 others were wounded in a rampage that unsettled lawmakers and brought pleas for civility during an era of heated partisan politics. Her last day in Congress was bittersweet, as emotional colleagues said farewell to the well-liked 41-year-old, who announced on Sunday that she would step down to focus on her recovery. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the majority leader, said that “while Gabby may be leaving Washington today, I know this won’t be the last we see of her.” Giffords’ mother, Gloria, watched from the House gallery along with the congresswoman’s husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly. Her father watched from Tucson. The chamber was mostly full, and staff members ringed the back rows. At one point, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who called Giffords “an extraordinary daughter of this House,” said to her, “We have missed you.” Giffords, who had turned backward in the chair to see her colleague, replied: “And I miss you.” The legislation approved Wednesday would impose tougher penalties on those who use ultralight aircraft to smuggle narcotics. Officials believe the planes are carrying drugs into the United States across the southern border with Mexico with increased frequency. The bill, introduced this week with Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.,

closes a loophole that imposed lesser penalties on smugglers who use ultralights than autos or planes. It passed unanimously 408-0, with Giffords casting her final vote. Quick approval offered a gesture of goodwill from Giffords’ colleagues. A similar bill from Giffords had drawn bipartisan support in the last session of Congress, but died in the Senate where colleagues have pledged to give this one speedy treatment. Giffords submitted her resignation, effective at the close of business Wednesday. One of her best friends in Congress, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., read the letter on the floor through a tearful farewell, with Giffords at her side and surrounded by other Arizona lawmakers. “As I have worked to regain my speech, thank you for having faith in my ability to be your voice,” Giffords wrote to her colleagues and constituents. “I have given all of myself to being able to walk back onto the House floor this year to represent Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. However, today I know that now is not the time.” “I will recover and will return,” she concluded. With that, Giffords climbed the steps of the House rostrum to deliver the letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, who embraced his colleague and wiped tears from his eyes.

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