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Children, students, teachers and people from across Tucson gathered on the UA Mall on Monday to march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and promote current social justice issues. Participants met at 8:30 a.m. for a free breakfast and a Zumba warm-up led by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first black sorority on campus. “We are out here today for MLK, passing out breakfast, hitting one of our health initiatives,” said Alexyz Liggins, a journalism and communications junior and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. The dance was followed by several speakers, including Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Congressman Raul Grijalva, who discussed the importance of King’s dream. The crowd also participated in a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before marching to Reid Park, where the festivities continued with food and guest speakers. This marks the 28th year the Tucson Martin Luther King Jr. Committee has put together an event to celebrate King’s life. Since Clarence Boykins, president of the Tucson-Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce, recently underwent surgery, Ron Burton, a
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THE MARTIN LUTHER King Jr. March and Festival Celebration was hosted at the Demeester Performance Pavilion at Reid Park on Monday. Hundreds gathered at the UA Mall and marched to the park, where speakers, vendors and performers entertained and educated on King’s legacy and the future of civil rights.
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A newly proposed center at the UA downtown campus will allow students and community members to collaborate with businesses, nonprofits and the city government. The Center for Geospatial Innovation, Science and Technology will be a space where students can work on projects that can be used to address the city’s needs, network with potential employers and find internships, said Chris Lukinbeal, director of the Geographic Information Systems Technology masters and certificate programs. The center, which will be located on the second floor of the Roy Place building on the corner of Stone Avenue and Pennington Street, will be dedicated to research and providing services to
the community. The projects will be related to the GIST field, which includes computer mapping and location-based technology, Lukinbeal said. “It was really important for us to be seen as part of that [geospatial] community,” Lukinbeal said, “rather than being situated just on main campus.” The proposal calls for a collaboration between academic units, such as the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Institute of the Environment, to take care of start-up costs, Lukinbeal added. The projects conducted at the center will provide funding once they get started. The center is still awaiting approval from the Provost’s Office and there’s no set opening date, Lukinbeal said. The approval process is usually a smooth one,
Few undergraduates can say they spent their summer conducting research at Stanford with Ph.D.-level biomedical engineers. Only one can say she won a $5,000 scholarship when she got back. Sandra Gonzalez, a biomedical engineering senior, was awarded the first annual $5,000 Anna Salazar Memorial Engineering Scholarship from SynCardia Systems, a local artificial heart company. The namesake of the scholarship, Anna Salazar, was a senior quality engineer at SynCardia when she died suddenly, according to Don Isaacs, vice president of communications for SynCardia. The company started the scholarship to support women who go into the field of engineering, Isaacs said. “It’s really to recognize people like Sandra Gonzalez,” Isaacs said. “We want to help to continue the development of people who make contributions to our society.” Gonzalez said she felt honored to receive the award from SynCardia. Gonzalez was raised by a single mother in Phoenix, from whom she receives no financial assistance. Gonzalez used to work to support herself, in addition to the school work and research she
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SANDRA GONZALEZ, a senior in biomedical engineering, performs a lab procedure on the top floor of the University of Arizona Cancer Center on Friday. Gonzalez was awarded the Anna Salazar Memorial Scholarship.
did. “I eventually wasn’t able to do school, research and another job,” Gonzalez said, “so being able to have all that assistance from the scholarship really helped me out.” Gonzalez continues to do research in her final semester as an undergraduate, and works in the Contrast Agent Molecular
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Kababeque suffers minor blaze BY ETHAN MCSWEENEY
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The Daily Wildcat A fire broke out in the kitchen of Kababeque Indian Grill on University Boulevard late Sunday night. The fire started at approximately 9:45 p.m. in the restaurant, which has recently been undergoing r e m o d e l i n g . Construction workers were inside the
restaurant when the fire broke out. “Something was left on … one of the stoves,” said Jack Horton, one of the construction workers. Horton and two workers were part of a night construction crew that had begun renovation work inside the restaurant at around 9 p.m. Horton said that they were putting up plastic inside when the fire
broke out toward the back of the restaurant, in the kitchen area. “We tried to put it out with the fire extinguishers,” Horton said. “We thought we had it out but the fire started back up again and we had to call the police department because it got so smoky in there we couldn’t see anything.” Horton said none of the construction workers were injured
by the fire. Eat-a-Pita, the restaurant next door to Kababeque, was forced to evacuate after smoke began filling up the establishment, said Shelby Gormsen, an employee at Eat-a-Pita. “At 9:50 p.m. [the construction workers] came and told us that there was a fire next door,” Gormsen said, “and that’s when all the
We thought we had it out but the fire started back up again and we had to call the police department because it got so smoky in there we couldn’t see anything.
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FAST FACTS “The Wolf of Wall Street,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has broken all previous records of the like and become the film with the most F-words, using it more than 500 times.
DiCaprio has starred in seven films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, including:“Titanic” (1997), “Gangs of New York” (2002), “The Aviator” (2004), “The Departed” (2006), “Inception” (2010), “Django Unchained” (2012) and “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013).
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FANS WAVE AT the Smile Cam during the UA women’s basketball game on Wednesday in McKale Center. The new screen in McKale was installed over winter break and is part of the first phase of McKale renovations, which are estimated to cost $80 million in total.
HOROSCOPES Today’s Birthday (01/21/14): Your health and intellect grow stronger this year. Meditation builds power and peace. Fun remains a regular priority, so play with friends, family and kids. Enlist support to realize a dream. Being true to yourself pays off. Faith and generosity can be contagious. Patiently balance desires for both freedom and commitment. You can have it all. Share your love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
Liliana Triggas, pre-business freshman So, you are sitting in the Park Student Union. What are you doing? Eating lunch, like usual, from Core.
If you could put anything in your salad and keep it healthy, what would it be? I get the same salad everywhere I go. If it was healthy, probably bacon because bacon makes everything taste better.
How did you feel when Pluto was no longer a planet? Actually quite sad, because Pluto reminds me of Pluto from Disney and I felt a connection.
Do you believe that there is life on other planets? How do you think they would work? I think there is a possibility of it. I mean, it would be cool, because this world is not going to survive forever.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — The pace and emotion runs high at home today and tomorrow. Calm your thoughts. Share what you’ve gathered. The boss is feeling generous. Your home and family require more attention. There’s enough to go around.
What do you think they would eat for breakfast on this other planet? Eggs, because I love eggs.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Schedule meetings for today and tomorrow. You’re gaining confidence. Being polite is a virtue worth practicing. Others respect your growing wisdom. You can always include another into your circle of friends. Integrate yourself deeper into your community.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Love and fun are priorities today and tomorrow. Fly and be free. Have fun. You get what you want. Use your connections. Enjoy your love, surrounded by family and kindred spirits. Determine your stand. Say so.
Who is your favorite Disney character? Pluto and Mickey. Old school, nothing new.
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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — The next two days reveal a contemplative phase. Your credit rating’s going up. Your connections grow with synchronicity. Keep an eye on the competition. Venture farther out. Relax in hot water and re-charge.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Focus on work for the next two days. You have what you need at home. Provide great service and earn more money. Dig into a big job. Build your egg’s nest, stick by stick.
What is an interesting fact about yourself that you would like to share? I am double-jointed.
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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Today and tomorrow, you’re more assertive and innovative. Freedom and justice inspire you. Teach someone as you learn. Involve the group in the plan. Listen to the mood. Keep yourself grounded with time in nature.
Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — You and a partner can stir things today and tomorrow. Follow a strong leader. Pay off old debts. Renew family bonds. Accept an offer of assistance. Offer support. Listen carefully, and be receptive. Negotiations resume.
What is the most interesting fact you can tell me? A: First thing that comes to my head is that no two horses are identical, if you didn’t know that. That was on my Instagram as a caption!
What would you suggest as the next On the Spot? Fun things to do on campus, because I don’t know that much to do around here.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — A new assignment brings in more revenue. Work hard and make lots of loot today and tomorrow. Talk over details privately. Make a beneficial connection. A blinding insight could provide freedom.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Figure out your finances today and tomorrow. Review income and especially fixed expenses like insurance. Increase responsibility and earn more. Move a passionate cause forward simultaneously. Keep planning the logic. Entertain outrageous ideas.
Do you come to Core a lot? Probably the most.
What is the most exciting thing that has happened in your classes so far? A girl in one of my journalism classes called out Brother Dean, and he was in that class. He stood up and had a full-on debate, trying to defend himself and all of us were yelling at him.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 9 — The next two days are excellent for studying. Think and grow rich. You can learn quickly, so pay attention. Get ready to take action. You’re extra brilliant. Express your passion for a cause.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Peak performance occurs now. Consider attending a class or seminar over the next two days. Do the numbers for your business plan. The news affects your decisions. Excellent party conditions tempt you to play.
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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Your partnership harmony increases. Advance your big picture plan today and tomorrow. Do it for home and family. Work out any conflicts. A very profitable condition is in effect. Gather as many nuts as possible.
Correction The article “Coffee: When you drink mattters, according to new study” (Jan. 16, Dara Farhadi) incorrectly stated that the study about honey bees’ reaction to caffeine was conducted by UA associate professor of neuroscience Wulfila Gronenberg. The study’s leader is Geraldine Wright, a reader in neuroethology at the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University. The Daily Wildcat regrets the error.
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Water pipelines to be replaced across Tucson BY stephanie casanova The Daily Wildcat
Tucson Water will be replacing water pipelines near the UA beginning in January or early February, with construction lasting four to six weeks. The company will be replacing water pipelines that bring water from reservoirs to central Tucson, and is
currently working on pipelines in the Star Pass Boulevard and Greasewood Road area on the west side of Tucson, said Fernando Molina, Tucson Water public information officer. Tucson Water will also be replacing fiber optic acoustic monitoring equipment under Greasewood Road from Star Pass Boulevard to Ironwood Hills Road and under Third Avenue from 26th Street to
Lester Street, according to a press release from Tucson Water. Third Avenue is located just west of Euclid Avenue and the work being done just north of Speedway Boulevard is expected to affect parking and traffic, Molina said. The crews working on the pipelines will move from one section to another, only affecting one area at a time as they move along the water pipeline. Molina
advised students who commute to campus and the surrounding community to be aware that there will be work in progress. “Be aware of … heavy equipment that might be used in the process,” Molina said. “Just be aware of people that are working in the areas.” — Follow Stephanie Casanova @_scasanova_
goals that the university has set out in terms of advancing the work that the university does: student from page 1 education through engaged said Provost Andrew Comrie, learning, providing information adding that he doesn’t anticipate and resources to our community any issues. and providing continuing Proposals are typically reviewed education for the general public,” and go back and forth between the Breunig said. Provost’s Office and the college Because most geospatial proposing the center. While technology work in Tucson is approval is pending, done downtown the Provost’s staff t h r o u g h It’s a way to asks questions and government clarifies the plan agencies like the look for new before approving it. Pima Association opportunities Adding a center of Governments and innovato the downtown and the City of tions, ways campus to address Tucson, having that we can c o m m u n i t y these projects needs, Comrie move forward. and internship — Chris Lukinbeal, said, will further p r o g r a m s director of the UA’s initiative downtown will GIST program to establish its help the university presence in and community downtown,. move forward, “Initiatives altogether that Lukinbeal said. The college is help us establish that downtown also hoping to open a center in presence better and do a good job Maricopa County in order to for students … generally those are a make connections and collaborate good thing,” he added. with the geospatial community Lydia Breunig, director of statewide. community outreach and special “It’s a way to look for new projects for the College of Social opportunities and innovations,” and Behavioral Sciences, said Lukinbeal said, “ways that we can the center will help the UA reach move forward together with the its goal of 100 percent student community while being in the engagement. This is one of community as well.” President Ann Weaver Hart’s main goals in her Never Settle Strategic Academic and Business Plan. “It helps us achieve so many — Follow Stephanie Casanova @_scasanova_
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KababeQue on Univeristy Boulevard gets cleaned up after a fire broke out Sunday evening at 9:45.
smoke started coming in through here.” Emergency services from the Tucson Fire Department, the Tucson Police Department and the University of Arizona Police Department responded to the incident, and the fire was eventually extinguished. Several emergency vehicles closed off traffic on University Boulevard
between Euclid Avenue and Tyndall Avenue in front of Kababeque until approximately 10:50 p.m. The Tucson Fire Department’s public information officer could not be reached for comment on the possible cause of the fire.
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Engineering Laboratory. CAMEL is a research group of mostly graduate students that uses contrast agents to spot and study tumors in mice. Gonzalez also spent this past summer at Stanford University, working with researchers there on alveolar cells in the lungs. “The day she got back from Stanford, she unpacked and
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immediately came to the lab and said she wanted to start doing experiments that day. How many people do that?” said Marty Pagel, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and the head of CAMEL. Pagel is also Gonzalez’s mentor in the Minority Access to Research Careers program, and wrote a letter nominating her for the Anna Salazar Memorial Engineering Scholarship. Despite her work in multiple areas, Gonzalez expressed interest is in cardiovascular research. She
first became interested in the area the summer after her freshman year, when she participated in a lab that worked on cardiovascular disease. “[The program] showed me how much there is a need for [cardiovascular research],” Gonzalez said. “There are not a lot of people who do research in that area.” She said her interest in cardiovascular research is why she applied for the scholarship. A bioengineering club she was in had toured SynCardia’s facility. While
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former administrator for Tucson, took the reins this year. Burton said he believes that recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day is still as important as ever. “We’re doing this to make people remember that this man had a dream,” Burton said. “A lot of people are saying now, ‘Why would you want to do this? You have a black president. … But it’s not all that; it’s about the things he had in his dream; it’s about these things that are going to keep us moving forward. … If you don’t have a dream, then you don’t survive. So we’re taking his dream and making it survive.” Burton said Arizona does not have a great track record with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as it was the 49th state to recognize the day as an official holiday. The festivities on Monday were in part an attempt to atone for the state’s shortcomings in the past and educate the youth, according to Burton. “This is for the young people. … It’s a chance, an opportunity for us to get together and talk about the issues and the things that we have in the world today,” Burton said. “These young people don’t know about the history of Tucson; they don’t know about how long it took us to march, to get the executive order [to make the date an official holiday].” Despite all of King’s work and how far America has progressed, there are still inequalities that needs to be addressed, said Donna Baker X, a UA alumna and marcher for Jobs with Justice, a worker’s rights organization. “There’s still discrimination against people of color,” Baker X said. “So that’s why we’re talking about Jobs with Justice. You know, unemployment is higher for black people than it is for any other race.” Jobs with Justice had a large turnout at the march. Several of the participants held signs that read “Jobs not War” and “Workers Rights for All.” One marcher, CJ Jones, said he supported the organization because “everyone should have a job and good pay.” Other organizations that support social justice participated in the event as well. Margo Newhouse, who represents Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, also attended. “[WILPF] is an organization that is almost 100 years old, and is always working for current issues of peace and justice,” she said. “All the issues that I believe in are all things that Martin Luther King Jr. certainly stood for. I’m here to support all the groups that are fighting for justice. We’ve a long way to go.”
she was there, she saw the medical devices the company had developed. “At some point in life I would like to be able to work with devices like that,” Gonzalez said. “Maybe more diagnostic devices more tailored to cardiovascular diseases, something where you could prick your finger and it would show you your risk level, like glucose sensors.” Gonzalez said she plans to graduate this May and begin graduate school in the fall. She said she hopes to be accepted into the University
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of California, San Diego, because of its research in cardiovascular engineering devices. Looking further into the future, Gonzalez said she is still unsure of whether she wants to enter academia or industry when she receives her Ph.D. “At this moment I don’t know that yet,” Gonzalez said, “but I’m hoping the Ph.D. will guide me.”
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NSA still spying incognito BY David W. Mariotte The Daily Wildcat
rowing up with James Bond and Chuck Bartowski, I thought spying was pretty cool. The way I still like to think of it involves driving Aston Martins in exotic locales with beautiful women, on the way to fight a bad guy who lives in a volcano. This sort of spying that happens mostly in works of fiction — in large part because I hear volcano lairs aren’t practical — may be captivating, but spying that could potentially happen to us instantly becomes less glamorous. A big issue in the U.S. has been the National Security Agency’s surveillance of citizens’ phone and Internet use. President Barack Obama made a speech on Friday to address changes being made to intelligencegathering practices. If Obama really wants to make a difference, give citizens the assurance that their civil liberties will not be violated and stop making people feel like criminals, he needs to step up his game and take more of his advisory panel’s recommendations. One of the most important advisements Obama mentioned instituting was requiring a court decision before NSA analysts are allowed to search metadata from telephones. This is a positive step because it limits investigation of call records to only those calls that the legal system recognizes as exhibiting probable cause. Even in what should be an improvement to our privacy, there is a loophole. The court system will get involved during some point of the phone record searching process; however, if there’s an emergency, its part can be delayed until after the search has been conducted. The definition of what constitutes an emergency was vague. This is basically how most of the recommendations were addressed, if they were addressed at all. Problems would be mentioned, with a hint of change implied, but most of the previously existing, troublesome infrastructure was kept intact. Another example of this can be seen in the handling of National Security Letters, a form of subpoena that the FBI uses that requires the recipient — usually a business — to turn over financial records or communication data while preventing recipients from talking about the investigation. It was recommended that, before being distributed, NSLs must first receive a judge’s approval, much like phone records searches. Instead of this provision passing, the NSLs only received a reduction in the gag order that is included. Now, the only difference is that there will be a point when recipients can talk about what the letter entailed. Individual citizens are not the only ones reeling from a lack of trust and an increased awareness of spying. Technology businesses in particular have not been pleased with the NSA’s collection of “zero day” flaws — the name given to any previously undiscovered backdoor into a computer system. These defects can be used to get into programs and mount an attack. Just as Superman would prefer no villain ever get a complete list of his weaknesses, especially ones he does not even know about, computer companies do not want their weaknesses to be exploited. Currently the NSA is outbidding companies for the rights to “zero days.” If they continue to delay the information, companies will be vulnerable to government cyberattacks. At no point did Obama address the collection of “zero days,” despite being recommended on the action list for much less frequent use as a show of good faith, both to the tech companies and those who could potentially be spied on. Ultimately, the announced decisions do not amount to much change. A balance between privacy and security may be achieved, but nothing is so dramatically different as to give us a complete sense of our trust back. There are ways to have both privacy and security. The panel of advisers came up with some of these ways, which protect our Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizures, while also allowing the government reasonable access to potentially dangerous materials. If anything’s really going to change, Obama needs to follow their advice. — David W. Mariotte is a journalism sophomore. Follow him @DW_DavidWallace
Net neutrality keeps Web monopoly from passing go BY Eric Klump The Daily Wildcat
an. 14 was scary for anyone who uses the Internet, which in this day and age is all of us. The events of this day ripped through the Internet like shots fired. Now, many are huddled and awaiting what will come next: a battle to maintain what the Internet is or massive changes to its identity. On Jan. 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit gutted the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet rules in the decision of FCC v. Verizon. This move threatened the hope of net neutrality, which prevents Internet service providers from controlling people’s access to websites. The ruling is the latest in a nearly decade-long battle between the FCC and organizations pushing for an open Internet, along with Internet service providers that want more control over the data traveling through their systems. In 2008, Comcast was punished by the FCC for slowing traffic of customers using peer-to-peer networking applications like uTorrent. Comcast appealed the FCC’s attempt at forcing net neutrality, and won a case before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court determined that the FCC did not have the power to make ISPs comply with net neutrality, prompting the FCC to adopt the open Internet rules in 2010, which
writes. attempted to take away ISPs’ control over If ISPs begin charging companies access online content. Verizon challenged these rules almost immediately after their passage. fees, it is possible that those costs may be passed onto us, with the products we buy With Verizon’s win more than a week ago, on Amazon becoming more expensive or ISPs can effectively pick and choose how Netflix subscription prices rising. they treat traffic by slowing or even blocking Reardon goes on to state that without traffic to websites and applications. Net neutrality, the Internet may no longer According to CNET writer Marguerite be friendly to small companies or start-ups Reardon, the Internet could become a very that can’t afford to pay these new fees. different and much more expensive place According to Brian Patrick Eha, assistant with net neutrality under siege. editor of entrepreneur.com, on average “Your broadband service provider 514,000 new businesses were created each could establish a service in which Gold month in 2012. Many of those businesses customers pay more and are guaranteed a rely on having a presence certain quality of service online, where some could over Silver or Bronze potentially become the next customers,” she said. Unless net Spotify or Netflix. Unless net neutrality neutrality laws However, if ISPs begin laws are strengthened charging companies for soon, we may see an are strengthened priority access, many startups Internet made by the … we may see an will fail and innovation will be wealthy, for the wealthy, Internet made by stifled. as only the rich will the wealthy, for What, then, do we do? We be able to afford the the wealthy. need to pay attention and least-restricted Internet recognize the importance of access. This is especially the Internet in our lives. The troubling since we live Internet is in our backpacks, in a time where full in our pockets and on our desks. It’s our Internet access has become vital at all levels of society, reaching into all corners of movie theater, our game room and our hangout. our lives. The ruling last week puts all of that Additionally, Reardon points out how in jeopardy, and if we want to keep the this new Internet could become one where Internet free and open, we need to defend companies need to pay for access. it and prevent it from becoming a land of “The ruling opens the door for monopolies that only the rich can take broadband and backbone internet advantage of. providers to develop new lines of business, such as charging internet content companies, like Netflix, Amazon, or Google, — Eric Klump is a journalism access fees to their networks,” Reardon senior. Follow him @ericklump
Your Views Online Comments In response to “Judicial activism amiss in Utah case” (by Kasey Shores, Jan. 15) I’m getting tired of samesex marriage opponents’ new argument, which seems to be everywhere these days and essentially runs like this: “Whether you believe marriage should include gay couples or not, it should be up to the people of the states.” For one thing, the argument is disingenuous from the very first clause. Only if you believed that there is no constitutional protection for queer folks, only if you wholly rejected the civil-rights arguments at stake — only then could you ever argue that marriage equality is
a law that has to justify itself by winning a majority of support. It’s an argument that only an opponent of marriage equality could ever make. Same-sex marriage opponents, Ms. Shores included, should stop trying to skirt the argument with this talk of “the will of the people” and instead start at the beginning, by explaining why they think that so-called “traditional” marriage isn’t unconstitutional sex discrimination that the court is obligated to overturn. Anything less demonstrates a lack of understanding about the role of our judicial system and the balance of minority and majority rights in a constitutional republic. — Jacquelyn Oesterblad (Jacquelyn is a former columnist with the Daily Wildcat)
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The majority do not have the right to rule with no regard to the Constitution. The case of gay marriage is being tested in the courts under the equal protection clause, it may be tested under many other clauses also. Calling a court “activist” is nothing more than name calling. There was a time where mixed race marriages were not legal and were held to be that way under the majority of the states. Supreme court “activism” ended that. The way this will eventually go is that under the equal protection clause all marriages will be recognized in all states. Then a couple will try to get married in a state with laws on the books where same sex couples cannot be married. They will go to court and the state will lose as it has to recognize marriages as valid in another state with those folks who married there and are living in their state. — Mike C
The law school is right across the street. Your failure to talk to even one law professor about judicial activism is exceptionally lazy journalism.… Worse: there isn’t even a good definition of judicial activism in this article. Instead, you just say that, “He has decided to change a law based on his individual interpretation of the constitution.” Finally, the government’s decisions should NOT necessarily revolve around the opinion of the people it serves. Were that the case, we would not have Brown v. Board of Education, Lawrence v. Texas, or any number of correct constitutional decisions that invalidated laws that were passed by the people or their representatives. — twentythirtyone
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Nine people were cited and released for underage drinking in Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Tuesday at around 10:19 p.m. University of Arizona Police Department officers were doing rounds with the resident assistant when they found 20 people in a room drinking alcohol. The college-age individuals, some UA students and some friends of students, were tested for the presence of alcohol in their systems. Three assisting officers met with the underage drinkers to test and talk to them individually. A non-UA affiliated man showed six signs of being under the influence and told the officer he had drunk three Natural Light beers. A UA student took a breath test showing she had drunk alcohol. The student said she had taken three vodka shots but didn’t know who provided the vodka. Nine of the 20 people were cited and released for underage drinking.
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UA’s ranking breaks records BY EVAN ROSENFELD
The Daily Wildcat Arizona men’s basketball picked up one school record on Monday and is one game away from tying another. After a dominating 91-68 victory over rival ASU, the No. 1 Wildcats were on top of the AP Top 25 for the seventh week in a row, a school record. The 2002-03 Wildcats were No. 1 for six weeks to open the season and were top-ranked for 13 weeks overall. Arizona has already made history by becoming the school’s first team to begin a season 17-0. This week the UA (now 18-0, 5-0 Pac-12) received 61 of 65 potential first place votes, with No. 2 Syracuse picking up the rest. The Wildcats are one win away from tying Basketball Hall-ofFamer and former head coach Lute Olson’s school-winning streak of 19 in 1992-93, which he duplicated in 1997-98. Junior guards Nick Johnson and T.J. McConnell are two big reasons for the Wildcats’ success this season. Johnson averages a teamleading 16.3 points per game and shoots 81.9 percent from the free throw line. He is the team’s vocal leader on the court, and one of the best defensive players in the nation. Johnson emphasized that the team cannot begin to become complacent, despite its undefeated record, and that in the locker room, the focus is strictly on the next game. “We’re just trying to take this one game at a time; this is our dream,” Johnson said. “We are living our dreams right now, being the No. 1 team in the country. [We] know we have a target on our back every single game, but we take that as a challenge and we know we are going to get everybody’s best shot, so we just have to prepare in practice and keep things going.” In the program’s history, the Wildcats have been ranked No. 1 for a total of 36 weeks. That is second in Pac-12 history behind UCLA and ninth in the country since 1949. McConnell, a transfer from Duquesne who was forced to
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UA JUNIOR GUARD T.J. McConnell puts pressure on ASU junior forward Brandan Kearney during Arizona’s 91-68 win on Thursday. McConnell has helped lead the Wildcats to the No. 1 ranking in the AP poll for seven weeks in a row, a school record.
sit out last year due to NCAA both offensively and defensively. regulations, has burst onto the In Arizona’s game against ASU scene as Arizona’s first true pass- last week, seven Wildcats enjoyed first point guard in years and runs double-digit performances. the court with pristine efficiency. McConnell has recently shown He has compiled a team-leading off his shooting ability — breaking 112 assists and 35 double digits steals. in his past We are living McConnell said two games, our dreams that the team has including a been meshing well. season-high 19 right now, “We’re unselfish points against being the No. — everyone is USC. 1 team in the unselfish, not just “I kind of country. one guy,” McConnell feel like people said. “We can score don’t respect — Nick Johnson, at any position, my shot,” junior guard that’s what makes us McConnell so dangerous. I think said. “[While] I we are pretty tough to stop.” haven’t taken a lot of outside shot this year, I’ve worked hard this Arizona’s balance remains key summer, and when we have off days I work on my 3-point shot. I in 18-0 start have confidence in it, and if they’re This year’s team boasts going to back off, I’m going to tremendous balance and strength, shoot it.”
Over the past three games, he is 14-for-23 from the field and 7-for12 from beyond the 3-point line. On the season, he is shooting with 47.2 percent accuracy from the field and averages 7.4 points and 6.2 assists per game. While McConnell has been putting up respectable numbers, they are by no means a full representation of one of the Wildcats’ veteran leaders. The hustle and intensity that he brings and his selfless gameplay elevate the team to a whole different level. “He’s going to make people around him look great, and that makes him look good,” sophomore guard Gabe York said. “I think people kind of look past him a little bit, but I think he’s the biggest key factor to our team.”
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Only one Pac-12 team, No. 1 Arizona, was ranked in the latest AP men’s basketball poll released Monday. Colorado and UCLA dropped out of the rankings. California was in the receiving votes category, along with the Buffaloes and Bruins.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE MEN’S BASKETBALL Jan. 23 vs. Colorado
Wildcats swept by Liberty in penalty-plagued series
Arizona improves in defeat
Feb. 14 vs. Kent State
SOFTBALL Feb. 7 vs. Southern Mississippi
ICE HOCKEY Jan. 24 vs. San Diego State
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UA HEAD COACH Sean Hogan checks his notes during Arizona’s 4-3 loss to Liberty at the Tucson Convention Center on Saturday. The No. 4 Flames swept the Wildcats, and the normally reserved Hogan complained about the officials after the game.
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Every single time the referees skate onto the ice at the Tucson Convention Center, the fans in the “Madhouse on Main Street” boo them. While Arizona hockey head coach Sean Hogan usually holds his tongue about referees, he made an exception on Saturday following a 4-3 loss to Liberty that lasted more than three hours. Over 20 penalties were called that night, and Hogan even called the refereeing of the game a “gong show.” “It’s partially the players’ fault, but you have to let kids play the game and figure it out,” Hogan said. “Ultimately it’s power play versus penalty kill, four on three, five on three — it’s not even hockey!” Friday, the No. 13 Wildcats (1215-0, 5-6-0 WCHL) fell to the No. 4 Flames (23-4-1) 5-2. After being swept at home by Liberty over the weekend, Arizona is now 4-9-0 against top-five ACHA opponents. Against the Flames this season,
the Wildcats finished 1-3-0 and were outscored 15-12. “There was a lot of learning opportunities for our guys,” Hogan said. “At the end of the day you’re coaching 18 to 23-year-olds who get pretty volatile, but our job as coaches is to get their energy focused in the right direction, and most of the time it is, but sometimes it doesn’t work.” While nursing a broken foot, Wildcats senior forward and captain Ansel Ivens-Anderson went on a scoring drought that lasted almost three months. He found the net in both games against the Flames over the weekend and has scored in each of the past four contests. “It definitely feels good to almost be all the way back and contributing,” Ivens-Anderson said. “The rehab process took a little longer than I would have liked but it’s nice now to be able to keep up with someone like [Andrew] Murmes or [Brennen] Parker and help the team get some goals.” This week Arizona will face its first ACHA Division II team since
sweeping Long Beach State in November, when San Diego State (10-9-0) visits the TCC. Against ACHA Division II squads this season, the Wildcats are a perfect 5-0-0, outscoring them 30-9. In the 2012-13 campaign, the UA also defeated every lower-level ACHA team on its schedule for the first time in seven seasons. The series against the Aztecs will cap off a three-month-long home stand as well before the Wildcats hit the road for the first time since Oct. 20. “I think it [the matchup versus San Diego State] will be a good change of pace for some of the guys,” said Arizona freshman goalie Garrett Patrick. “The home stretch has had its ups and downs. Some of these losses have brought out good character in the guys and we’ve learned from them, and it will help us in the long run on our road trip and heading into nationals.”
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Two straight losses to ranked opponents diminished an otherwise productive weekend for the Arizona women’s basketball team. No. 4 Stanford beat the Wildcats (4-13, 0-6 Pac-12) 96-52 on Friday, and No. 19 California (13-4, 5-1) beat Arizona 79-64 on Monday. Arizona was more effective against the Golden Bears, both offensively and defensively, after being blown out on Friday. On the offensive end, the Wildcats increased their assists from seven in the Stanford game to nine against Cal. On the defensive end, the Wildcats paid extra attention to 3-point shooters, as they allowed California to shoot only 4-for-14 from 3-point territory. Leading Arizona was the trio of senior forward Erica Barnes, senior guard Carissa Crutchfield and freshman forward LaBrittney Jones. The trio produced 48 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and dished out four assists. However, the Wildcats could not contain the duo of California guard Brittany Boyd and forward Reshanda Gray. Boyd and Gray combined for 44 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists. “Those two obviously present a problem,” UA head coach Niya Butts said. “With all of that said, we’re still right in the ballgame with the chance to go down the stretch and win it.” A jump shot by Barnes capped off a 15-7 Arizona run and cut California’s 15-point lead down to seven with 2:44 left in the second half. However, the Cal lead would only increase from that point on. An essential component was California’s free throw shooting, as the Golden Bears converted 10-12 from the line in the last two minutes of the game. On Friday the Wildcats lost to Stanford (16-1, 5-0) for the 23rd
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Head coach Eric Hansen resigns after absence
Gymcats suffer close loss at No. 12 Stanford The Daily Wildcat
BY Luke Della
Arizona gymnastics suffered its first loss of the season on Sunday, to Pac-12 rival Stanford, but beat Sacramento State in their first triangular meet. The No. 19 Gymcats (2-1, 0-1 Pac12) lost 195.925-195.850 to the No. 12 Cardinal, the host of the meet, but beat the Hornets, who finished with a score of 192.450. Arizona head coach Bill Ryden said he was happy with the score, but thinks the Gymcats can do better. â€œEven though we scored 195.850, which is a score that we can use, we didnâ€™t do everything we expected of ourselves,â€? Ryden said in a press release. â€œIâ€™m proud of the girls for how hard they fought. We came into Courtesy of Arizona Athletics a hostile environment and we did a sophomore Shelby Edwards performs on the uneven bars on March 16. Edwards was great job; it just wasnâ€™t great enough. one of four Gymcats to score a 9.850 on the bars when Arizona won the event at Stanford. We had three strong events.â€? Sophomore Shelby Edwards she is continuing to lead her team Williams received a score of and junior Kristin Klarenbach both and provide us with scores when we 9.825, senior Shana Sangston and posted a career high on the vault, need them.â€? sophomore Jessie Sisler scored a 9.900. They tied Stanford freshman Arizona won the uneven bars with 9.775 and junior Amber Wobma had Danielle McNair a score of 49.150. Four a 9.600. for first. â€œThey did amazing floor,â€? Ryden Gymcats: Edwards, â€œThey had We came Williams, freshman said. fantastic vaults,â€? into a hostile The Gymcats finished second Gabby Laub and Ryden said. freshman Krysten to the Cardinal on the vault with a environment â€œTheyâ€™re both Howard each earned 49.150. Williams posted a 9.850 and and we did elite gymnasts 9.850. Sophomore freshman Selynna Felix-Terrazas a great job, and their abilities Lexi Mills received a got a 9.750, which was matched by show. A score it just wasnâ€™t freshman Mackenzie Valentin. 9.750. of 9.900 doesnâ€™t great enough. â€œWe had a slow start on vault,â€? â€œWe had a good surprise me. ... â€” Bill Ryden, performance on Ryden said, â€œbut we continuously head coach Iâ€™m proud of them bars,â€? Ryden said. built off of each score. It ended up because they both â€œWe let one score get being an outstanding vault effort by gave incredible away on bars, but overall the girls did each of them. Iâ€™m very proud of our efforts, and itâ€™s nice when the judges pretty well. Obviously, any time you effort tonight.â€? thank you for it.â€? The Gymcats return to action can go 49.150 on any event, youâ€™re For the second straight meet, doing something right.â€? Saturday for their home opener senior Jordan Williams was the Arizona finished second in the against No. 1 Oklahoma. only Gymcat to compete in the all- floor exercise, earning a score of around. She scored a 39.225, which 48.875. Klarenbach recorded her was good enough for second, behind second score of 9.900 in as many Stanford junior Kristina Vaculik. meets, tying for second with Stanford â€” Follow James Kelley â€œJordan had another great all- freshman Rachel Daum. @jameskelley520 around meet,â€? Ryden said. â€œAgain,
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Arizona menâ€™s and womenâ€™s swimming and diving head coach Eric Hansen resigned Monday afternoon. Hansen, who has been head coach for the past two-anda-half seasons, took a leave of absence last October for â€œpersonal matters.â€? â€œI have decided to resign my position as head swimming and diving coach at Arizona,â€? Hansen said in a press Courtesy of Arizona Athletics release Monday. â€œAfter taking a leave from the program when Hansen took his leave of in October, I came to the absence in late October. Since decision that it would be then the Arizona womenâ€™s best for me to step down and team has gone 3-1 with pursue other interests. I want victories over UNLV, UCLA to thank athletics director and most recently Boise State, Greg Byrne and the current on Nov. 23. The men are 1-1 athletic administration for the without Hansen, losing to USC most recently on Nov. 9. opportunity I was given.â€? Both the womenâ€™s and menâ€™s Hansen, who was also an assistant to the Arizona teams will be back in action this Friday, as swimming and they travel to diving team in I came to the Stanford. the late â€™90s, decision that On Monday, was named the B y r n e head coach it would be announced that for the 2011best for me to DeMont will 12 season after step down and continue as the former head pursue other interim head coach Frank interests. coach until a Busch took over â€” Eric Hansen, new head coach as national team former UA swimming is named. director for USA and diving coach â€œWe plan Swimming. to open the In his second and conduct a full year (2012-13) as the position Wildcatsâ€™ coach, Hansen led national search,â€? Byrne said. the womenâ€™s team to fifth â€œIâ€™m confident we will find an place and the menâ€™s team to excellent head coach to lead our a second-place finish at the swimming and diving program.â€? NCAA Championships. Associate head coach Rich DeMont served as head coach â€” Follow Luke Della @LukeDella
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Men open spring with 2-4 record in New Mexico along with Fredrik Ask and Mario Urquidi. Urquidi and sophomore Naoki Takeda both had victories on Friday during the match against Texas A&M Corpus Christi, but Arizona still fell short. “The morning match, I felt we were a little tight for the first hour or so,” Berkowitz said. “We settled in later in the match, but it was a little too late.” After a weekend on the road, Arizona will have its home opener on Friday when it hosts NAU. Arizona topped the Lumberjacks 7-0 last year during the spring season opener, and currently holds the 26-1 advantage of all time.
BY Rose Aly Valenzuela The Daily Wildcat
The Arizona men’s tennis team won two out of six matches over the weekend in Albuquerque, N.M., to open the spring season. The Wildcats fell to New Mexico 4-1 and to No. 67 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 4-2 on Sunday. On Saturday they defeated UC Irvine 4-0 but lost 4-0 to New Mexico. Arizona split Friday’s doubleheader, beating UC Irvine 4-2 and falling 4-2 to Texas A&M Corpus Christi. “Six matches in three days is a total grind, and I am proud of the effort we put forth all weekend,” Arizona head coach Tad Berkowitz said. “This will only make us tougher as a team, and we will definitely benefit from this as the season gets going.” Berkowitz said the close matches on Friday and Saturday affected the way the team performed on Sunday, but he was proud of the players. “This afternoon we had to rebound quickly after a really close loss,” Berkowitz said. “We did that, and I am really proud of
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UA senior tennis player Fredrik Ask serves the ball to his teammate during practice on Friday, August 6, 2013. Ask went 1-3 in singles play and 1-0 in doubles play against No. 67 Texas A&M Corpus Christi, UC Irvine and New Mexico over the weekend.
the guys for that.” On Friday, Arizona senior Kieren Thompson had a tough third set against UC Irvine’s Rafael Davidian, but he was able
finish strong. Thompson fell short 3-6 in the first set, defeated Davidian 6-3 in the second set and finished with a 6-4 win after the third set, giving
first half, and she got her own rebound and put it back in.” The consistent problem throughout the from page 6 season for the Wildcats had been a lack of offensive production. In this game, defense consecutive time, 96-52. was the main issue. The Cardinal made 18 The Wildcats started the Stanford game 3-pointers, shot 46.9 percent from the 3-point with energy and effort, as they stayed close line and made 63.5 percent from the field. to the Cardinal for about five minutes. At that Despite the team’s struggles, the Arizona point, Stanford was up 15-11 and the Arizona offense was led by Barnes and senior guard players had plenty to be excited for. Kama Griffitts, who combined for 22 points, However, that excitement faded quickly as eight rebounds and three assists. the Cardinal went on a quick 14-7 run and the The defensive issues were lead grew significantly. further compounded by a lack of By halftime the lead We’re still ball movement on offense for the was 52-31, and it would Wildcats. Arizona had seven assists right in the only increase. for the entire game, only one of ballgame with “I feel like we pretty which came in the second half. On much gave our all in the chance to the other hand, Stanford finished the first half,” Barnes go down the with 28 assists. said. “Mentally, we just stretch and In what was the worst loss of the weren’t there in the season so far, the Wildcats were win it. second half.” — Niya Butts, exposed defensively. Stanford The second half saw head coach capitalized on those mistakes and a 21-point halftime blew the game open with its insidelead more than double out combination. and reach a high Looking forward, Arizona hits the road next of 46 points. Stanford maintained control to take on Colorado on Friday at 7 p.m. The throughout the game en route to the victory. game can be streamed live on pac-12.com. Stanford senior forward Chiney Ogwumike “We’re just going to go to practice and prep showed why she was a consensus preseason for [Colorado] like we do every team and play All-American candidate by putting up 24 hard,” Jones said. points and 12 rebounds on 12-for-13 shooting. “Anytime you get out of position and you got a one-on-one versus Ogwumike, it’s difficult,” — Follow Roberto Payne Butts said. “She only missed one shot in the @HouseofPayne
Arizona its very first win of the season. Thompson is one of nine returning players this season and one of Arizona’s senior leaders,
Six matches in three days is a total grind and I am proud of the effort we put forth all weekend.
— Tad Berkowitz, head coach
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UA freshman forward LaBrittney Jones battles a Golden Bear in the paint during California’s 79-64 win in McKale Center on Monday. Jones had 16 points against Cal after being held to three by Stanford on Friday night.
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Exhibit links sci-fi and the arts Special Collections brings “Mars Madness” exhibit to campus; archives tie together space, pop culture, literature and Southwest “‘The Martian Chronicles’ is an allegory of the dispossession of native peoples by colonists,” Martian memorabilia, McMillan said. She added that the exhibit artwork of Mars and pulp science fiction magazines: this will also shed new light on isn’t a list of items found in a a man who contributed to sci-fi fanatic’s closet, but just a Bradbury’s rise to fame. “Bradbury was penniless few things you can read about in Special Collections at the UA in the Great Depression,” McMillan said, “and we place Main Library. before the The spacepublic for t h e m e d the first time exhibit, “Mars There are the man who Madness: Scino fixed helped him to Fi, Popular eternal succeed.” Culture and She said Ray Bradbury’s boundaries that this L i t e r a r y between man and his Journey to science and influence will Outer Space,” the arts. be revealed opens today — Gloria at the exhibit. and runs McMillan, Alongside through Aug. 1. guest curator l i t e r a r y “This display archives and links space, his original science, Mars, p i e c e s , the Southwest, science fiction and Ray “Mars Madness” will present Bradbury as no other exhibit spectators with work from the has,” said Gloria McMillan, artists and authors that fueled a local author, a UA English Bradbury’s sci-fi writing career department research associate and an array of pulp sci-fi and the exhibit’s guest curator. magazines and memorabilia. Astronomer Percival Lowell, “In addition to making clear the Tucson connection with who studied Mars extensively, the world-famous writer for was one of the men who had an the first time, the depth of effect on Bradbury’s work. “The science connection Bradbury’s social conscience is to Percival Lowell’s vision of explored.” Last year, McMillan Mars and its influence upon published a collection of Bradbury will delight scientists, essays called “Orbiting Ray amateur astronomers and Bradbury’s Mars: Biographical, students and popular culture,” Anthropological, Literary, McMillan said. Curators and Special Scientific and Other Collections librarians hope that Perspectives.” The exhibit showcases students see the connection original work by sci-fi fiction between science fiction, the author Ray Bradbury, who arts and Tucson. “UA students will benefit wrote “Fahrenheit 451,” “Something Wicked This Way from this exhibit in seeing Comes” and “The Martian that there are no fixed eternal Chronicles.” Bradbury is well- boundaries between science known for his science fiction, and the arts,” she said. “The fantasy and horror literature, movement between produces as well as his use of dystopian more creativity and intelligent than staying themes. The author died in questioning either/or, science or art. 2012 at the age of 91. BY Ashley Reid
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Gloria McMillan, guest curator, gives a preview of the new exhibit, “Mars Madness: Sci-Fi, Popular Culture and Ray Bradbury’s Literary Journey Through Outer Space,” on Monday in Special Collections at UA’s Main Library.
Bradbury never recognized limits on his sense of wonder and use of diverse sources. If UA students can grasp this via our display, they will feel a real
power surge.” Special Collections team leaders Bob Diaz and India Spartz will co-curate along with McMillan. The exhibit is open
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Special Collections. — Follow Ashley Reid @ ashleyefrances
Winners and losers of this year’s Academy Awards nominations BY Taylor armosino The Daily Wildcat
On Thursday, the Academy announced its nominations for next month’s Oscars. For the third straight year, nine films were nominated for Best Picture, yet there were good arguments for nominating four or five more. With only 20 acting slots — five each for Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actor and Actress, there were worthy candidates left on the outside looking in. Here are the big winners and losers:
Daniels’ The Butler,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” “Fruitvale Station” and “August: Osage County,” all of which were completely shut out of the Best Picture and Best Director categories. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” was nominated for Best Original Song — ensuring Bono will be at the Oscars — while Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep received nods for “August: Osage County,” salvaging little from a dismal awards season for the production company.
McConaughey’s career is on a steep upswing right now. In David O. Russell’s “American addition to his hilarious cameo Hustle” tied with “Gravity” to lead in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and all pictures with 10 nominations. lead role on HBO’s new crown Russell is jewel “True nominated for D e t e c t i v e ,” Best Director, the 44-yearwhile many of old Texan Academy Awards Facts the film’s stars — also received • The Oscar’s Ceremony is Christian Bale, a Best Actor Sunday, March 2. Amy Adams, nod for • This is the 86th Annual Bradley Cooper his work Academy Awards. and Jennifer in “Dallas • Typically the ceremony is Lawrence — Buyers Club” in late February, but this received nods in — a film that year it is later to avoid the actor/actress netted him a conflict with the Winter Olympics. categories. Last Golden Globe year, Russell’s last week. “Silver Linings L o o k i n g P l a y b o o k ” ahead, he will became the first movie in 31 be playing the lead in Christopher years to land nominations in all Nolan’s upcoming science-fiction four acting categories. “American thriller “Interstellar.” Hustle” duplicated that feat and is a favorite — along with “12 Loser: Movies that take place Years a Slave” and “Gravity” — to on boats win Best Picture. Both “Captain Phillips” and “All Is Lost” had disappointing Loser: The Weinstein Company Thursday mornings. Although the Thursday morning was a rough former received a well-deserved one for the Weinstein Company. Best Picture nod, its main star, Weinstein produced films “Lee Tom Hanks, and director, Paul
Winner: “American Hustle”
Greengrass, were casualties of this year’s exceptionally strong candidates for this category. The film had nominations elsewhere, but the exclusion of its two biggest figureheads makes it an Oscar nominations loser. “All is Lost” is a lesser-known but very good survival tale about a man at sea starring Robert Redford. Looking for his first Best Actor nomination in 40 years, Redford was left high and dry.
Winner: Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Despite its many shortcomings, “Blue Jasmine” produced some outstanding female performances in a year lacking them. Cate Blanchett no doubt will run away with Best Actress for her lead in the film, but Sally Hawkins, playing the role of her working class younger sister, went 12 rounds with her counterpart. Given all the attention afforded to Blanchett’s performance, easily the best of any actress this year, and the lack of awards momentum generated by “Blue Jasmine,” Hawkins was thought of as a long shot to grab a nomination. Nevertheless, she managed to grab Best Supporting nods in both the Golden Globes and the Oscars. It’s been a big few weeks for Hawkins.
Loser: Oprah Winfrey, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
Down goes Winfrey! Down goes Winfrey! With Hawkins in, somebody had to be out, and that somebody was Oprah Winfrey. Again, it was a disappointing season for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” It’s not tragic that Winfrey was left out, but it is surprising given the lackluster race and her star power.
It was a big day for Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska.” The film scored a Best Picture nod along with nominations for Bruce Dern for Best Actor, June Squibb for Best Supporting Actress and Payne for Best Director. It also grabbed nominations in Writing and Cinematography. The black-and-white commentary on Midwestern America has yet to crack $10 million at the box office, but its multiple nominations should help moving that forward.
Davis.” It was thought of all along as more of a critics’ movie than an Oscar film, and across-theboard critical acclaim couldn’t help shed that distinction. The film received two nominations, for Cinematography and Sound mixing. This is bittersweet for a film that had legitimate arguments for nominations for Best Actor (Oscar Issac), Best Director (Coen Brothers) and Best Picture.
Loser: “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Though not unexpected, it was a bad day for “Inside Llewyn
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