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Library policy restricts public use By Samantha Munsey DAILY WILDCAT
UA students will get more computer space in time for finals at the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center with the implementation of a new computer use policy beginning today. The Public Computer Use Policy will affect all computers located on the first floor of the UA Main Library, otherwise known as the Information Commons. The policy is the result of students asking for more computer availability and understaffing as a result of budget cuts
up to three days in advance. But neither computer cards nor reservations will be honored if a UA student, faculty or staff member needs to use a computer and all other sections are full. This is just one policy UA Libraries has applied this semester to curb excess computer use by community members. Another policy, implemented this semester, restricts library access to CatCard holders after 9 p.m. “The UA, while it still does serve public community purposes for research, it’s not a public library,” said
to a section of publicly available computers located on the fifth tier of the Information Commons. Community members will receive a computer card there that will allow them access for 60 minutes before they are logged out. “Given that we tend to experience a decline in library use right before Thanksgiving, this was the next best time to install and test software during the fall semester,” Teetor said. Depending on the demand of the public computers, people will be able to increase their time an additional 60 minutes and can reserve a computer
at public help desks, according to Travis Teetor, operations supervisor for UA Libraries. “The numbers of public workstations are not sufficient for the student demand much of the time and public use has impaired student access to equipment,” Teetor said. “Public use is impacting the work we need to accomplish so that students and faculty are successful in their learning and research needs.” Beginning today, members of the community who do not have a CatCard or a UA library card will be restricted
Samantha Gardner, a graduate student studying information resources and library science. “It’s still a student library in a lot of ways and I think that students should have a priority. We shouldn’t be second class on our own campus.” Gardner, who has worked in libraries both on and off campus, said she has previous experiences with homeless people when they would enter a library just as it opened and not leave until it closed. “There are public libraries, so there
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Students mill around in front of the Center for English as a Second Language on campus on Tuesday. The center assists students with the transition to an English-speaking country and other language-related barriers.
International students face cultural, social challenges By Savannah Martin DAILY WILDCAT
Each year, the UA hosts international students from more than 100 countries, each with their own cultures, skills and struggles. International students grapple with a wide range of challenges, from cultural differences to academic expectations to language. Although learning English may seem like the largest problem, international students must also confront less obvious challenges. International students face an “inverted list” of problems, according to
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Zachary Brooks, an English language instructor at the Center for English as a Second Language. “You would think it’s all language, right at the top of the list, but really language might be at the bottom,” Brooks said. “So it’s like cultural would maybe be at the top, and just the newness, newness of being in a new place, homesickness, different expectations and then not understanding sort of the culture of a particular educational institution.” The Center for English as a Second Language provides several programs
to help foreign students prepare to enter the university and succeed once they’re fully enrolled. “It is sort of a soft landing and a good transition,” Brooks said. International students can enroll in a full-time or a part-time program that is designed to improve their English and familiarize them with American culture. The CESL also provides evening classes, online classes, tutoring and workshops. A typical full-time CESL student takes four language classes, according to Sumayya Granger, the local
program development officer at the center. While increasing language proficiency in reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar, CESL classes also prepare students to succeed in the UA’s academic culture. Students are assigned projects, presentations and essays that acquaint them with the university’s expectations and academic procedures. The center also helps students cultivate
UA Facilities Management is prepared to keep the UA libraries clean as more students start using them to study for finals. Library floors, tabletops and bathrooms are cleaned daily by the Facilities Management staff. There will be a significant increase in students using the library starting in early December, which probably means there will be more trash to pick up, said Chris Kopach, director of Facilities Management. Along with making sure there’s enough staff to keep the libraries clean, a stronger cleaning agent will be used in the libraries and throughout campus during that time. The flu and upper respiratory infection season hits the UA right after students return from Thanksgiving break, Kopach said. Ji Huang, a pre-business freshman who uses the UA Main Library often, said it’s usually clean. And even if more people are using the library, hopefully the custodians won’t have to walk around picking up trash when they could be working on more important things like keeping the bathrooms clean, he said. Walid Khan, a pre-physiology sophomore, said he uses either the Main Library, Science-Engineering Library or Fine Arts Library at least five days a week. The only place that’s consistently dirty is the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center, he said. “The ILC is full of wrappers, it smells bad and the librarians think I’m trying to steal the Lysol wipes
Tucson water could prove harmful By Stewart McClintic DAILY WILDCAT
Tucson tap water could harm some who drink it, according to the City of Tucson’s 2010 Annual Water Quality Report. For most, it is OK to drink Tucson tap water, but there is a certain “atrisk” population. People who have had organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, small children and the elderly are potentially more vulnerable to infection from drinking contaminants in Tucson tap water. Fernando Molina, the public information officer for the Tucson Water Department, said although the quality of water may not be as great in Tucson as other places, it is perfectly safe to drink. He said the information in the report about the water potentially causing problems for those with immune system disorders is information that is required to be in the report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are a number of known contaminants in Tucson’s water, including arsenic, barium, fluoride, nitrate, sodium, chlorine and some
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disinfection by-products. These contaminants are found in trace amounts and the city’s report said the amount of contaminants meets EPA standards. “All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants,” the report said.
Not all students are happy with Tucson’s water quality. “I think it’s pretty crappy,” said Brendan Reed, a pre-business sophomore. “It doesn’t really taste good and it seems like there is a lot of minerals in the water.” Communication senior Sean Boissy said he often feels sick
after drinking water from the faucet. Boissy, originally from San Francisco, said he doesn’t like it because he is used to drinking perfectly clean water right from the tap at home. Billy Dimitri, a civil engineering junior, said it is a hard change to go from drinking perfectly clean tap water in his home in New York City to not feeling safe drinking Tucson’s water. “I think it sucks,” Dimitri said. “I have to buy all my water. I can’t drink out of the tap anymore, so financially, it’s not good.” The United States Bureau of Reclamation website said the Central Arizona Project serves more than 5 million people their drinking water on a 336-mile path from Lake Havasu to Tucson. Tucson’s water quality report said along this path there are many man-made lakes and waterholding facilities that treat the water, but that it also picks up contaminants along the way. Molina said the reason some students may feel sick after drinking the water in Tucson might have to do with the “hardness” or amount
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With the roar of an Atlas 5 engine, NASA on Saturday began its boldest venture yet to another planet — sending the Mars Science Laboratory on an eight-month journey expected to provide more detailed information about whether the red planet is, or ever has been, hospitable to life. After a one-day delay to replace a faulty battery, the launch went off flawlessly at 10:02 a.m. EST, the rocket rising on a column of white smoke into a blue sky mottled with puffy cumulus clouds. “Whew! That felt so good,” said Joy Crisp, a deputy project scientist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in La-Canada Flintridge, as the rocket trailed out of sight. “That was spectacular!” Its payload was the rover Curiosity, the largest and most sophisticated in a series of robotic vehicles that NASA has sent to Mars. Built at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Curiosity is a six-wheeled, one-ton vehicle the size of a compact car that is bristling with an array of sophisticated scientific gadgets. Its mission, NASA officials have stressed, is not to find life on Mars, but to find out whether life ever could have existed there in the form of microbes, tiny organisms that are abundant on Earth. It also will try to find further evidence to suggest whether astronauts could survive on Mars, part of NASA’s long-term plan to send a manned mission there. “I like to say it’s extraterrestrial real estate appraisal,” Pan Conrad, a NASA astrobiologist, said at a pre-launch briefing earlier in the week. Forty-three minutes after launch, a second stage rocket fell away, leaving the science lab capsule on its
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An Atlas V rocket blasts off on Saturday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying a rover bound for Mars.
own. Control of the spaceship then shifted from the Kennedy Space Center to JPL, which will run the mission for its duration, expected to be a minimum of two years. A group of JPL scientists and engineers at Kennedy burst into applause when the capsule separated from the rocket. Like most people associated with the mission, the successful launch left them excited and relieved. Many have worked on the
Mars Science Laboratory for nearly a decade and had to endure a twoyear delay when the project missed its original launch date. Pete Theisinger, the project manager at JPL, couldn’t stop grinning when he got up to speak at a news conference after the launch. “Our spacecraft is in excellent health and it’s on its way to Mars,” he said. “Any questions?” The lab faces a journey of 354 million miles. (Although Mars is less
than half that distance from Earth, the fact that it is a moving target makes the trip longer.) It is due to land in spectacular fashion just after 1 a.m. EDT on Aug. 5. Because of the size of the rover, NASA decided that its previous landing technique, in which vehicles were bounced onto the surface of the planet on air bags, would not work. So Curiosity, after being slowed in its descent by parachutes, will be lowered softly — NASA
hopes — on long bridles using a sky crane technique modeled after those used by helicopters. Once on the ground, NASA intends for the rover to spend one Martian year, or about two Earth years, exploring an area called Gale Crater, the site of a gently sloped, 3-mile-tall mountain made of sedimentary rock. As with prior missions, there is the likelihood that the rover will keep going after its two-year “warranty” expires.
American students Pakistan blocks US supply released in Egypt routes after NATO attack Mcclatchy tribune
PHILADELPHIA — The Drexel University student who was arrested along with two other Americans by Egyptian police after allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails during a pro-democracy protest has been released from the police station where he had been in custody, his attorney said Friday. Theodore Simon, a Philadelphia lawyer representing the family of Gregory Porter, said that “certain necessary administrative steps” that precluded the student’s release from police custody had been resolved and that he expected his client to be on his way home “very soon.” “He was permitted to leave,” said Simon. Porter, 19, and two other students, Luke Gates, 21, of University of Indiana,
and Derrik Sweeney, 19, of Georgetown University, have been detained since Monday when they were arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at police from a rooftop in the American University compound during protests. The campus is near Tahrir Square, the heart of the protests. Sweeney and Gates apparently have also been released. On Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued an emergency message for all U.S. citizens cautioning them to avoid Tahrir Square and to abide by all local laws. Lori Doyle, spokeswoman for Drexel University, said three other students from the school are attending the American University in Cairo. “We have talked to them and their families and they have all agreed they would like to stay there,” she said.
KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistan on Saturday blocked supply routes for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan and announced it would end the use of a Pakistani airbase by American forces, in retaliation for a NATO attack on a Pakistani border outpost that officials said killed at least 24 soldiers and injured another 13. American forces were given 15 days to vacate the remote Shamsi airbase, which was secretly turned over to them after the 9/11 attacks. The decision to order the Americans out followed an emergency meeting of Pakistan’s top civilian and military leadership late Saturday to decide how to respond to the deaths of the soldiers. Shamsi was used for launching the war in Afghanistan in late 2001, then
answers to your ques�ons about sex and rela�onships World AIDS Day is Thursday, December 1st, honoring and remembering those living with HIV/AIDS and those whom we have lost to the devastating and ongoing disease. Visit the tents on the Mall from 11am-1pm on Thursday to learn more, get free condoms, and pick up a red ribbon.
Last Spring, SexTalk asked over 100 students on the UA Mall “What do you do to stay sexually healthy?” Here’s what you said (appearing in order of popularity): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Wear a condom. Don’t have sex. Use birth control pills. Get tested. Communicate with partner(s). I’m in a mutually monogamous relationship where we’ve both been tested for STIs and we still use condoms and birth control pills: No babies for us! 7. Plan ahead, be prepared. 8. Visit my doctor (gyno) once a year. 9. Think before I love. 10. Say NO if not ready! 11. Get annual check-up. 12. Know my limits. 13. Be monogamous. 14. I try to stay away from hookers. 15. Figure everything out before having sex. 16. Don’t mix sex & alcohol. 17. Learn about sex education and stock up on dental dams.
18. Have Plan B on hand. 19. No random drunk frat party sex. 20. Choose partner wisely. 21. Be smart with my heart. 22. Stay informed. 23. Don’t have sex, make love. 24. Consent is sexy. 25. Respect partner. 26. Masturbate. 27. Safe sex is great sex! 28. Always pee after sex to prevent infection. 29. Be faithful. 30. Only have sex with people that I trust and always, ALWAYS use protection. 31. Get a pap smear. 32. Don’t have sex with more than one person at a time. 33. Go to sex education events. 34. Don’t pull out and pray. 35. Feel sexy.
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later served as the base for the U.S. drone program targeting militants. Set in desert in sparsely populated Baluchistan province in Pakistan’s west region, the airbase became highly controversial within Pakistan for its association with drone strikes, which Pakistan officially condemns. The decision to expel the Americans, made by the country’s leadership meeting as the Defense Committee of the Cabinet, was an admission that Shamsi remains in American use. The committee also announced that the government would “revisit and undertake a complete review of all programs, activities and cooperative arrangements” with the United States and U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, “including diplomatic, political, military and intelligence.”
Relations between Islamabad and Washington were already under deep strain before the incident, in which helicopters from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operating in Afghanistan shelled checkpoints on the Pakistani side, apparently in error. “These attacks, which constituted breach of sovereignty, were violative of international law and had gravely dented the fundamental basis of Pakistan’s cooperation with NATO/ISAF against militancy and terror,” said a statement issued late Saturday by the committee, which is chaired by the prime minister and includes the army chief. “NATO/ISAF attacks were also violative of their mandate which was confined to Afghanistan.”
of UA students had either one or no sexual partners during the past school year. we got the facts from you. Health & Wellness Survey 2011 (2,479 respondents) administered to a random sample of undergraduate classes at the UA.
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are places for the public to go,” Gardner said. “While I think it is nice having some public computers here I don’t think we need to especially cater to the public.” Elizabeth Todd, an adjunct physics professor who uses the ILC study rooms to meet with her students during office hours, said the new policy is nothing different from her experiences using the public library computers in Tucson. According to the Pima County Public Library’s Computer and WiFi Use Policy, library card owners are able to reserve computers, and based on the demand of the particular branch, are allowed a certain amount of time on them. “We’re not doing anything novel,” Todd said. “This has been done for as long as computers have been in libraries.” During her time in the ILC, Todd has observed both students and community members partaking in the same
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computer activity and doesn’t think the new policy will drastically change the landscape. “I see mostly people on Facebook when I look out here,” Todd said. “The
university has its primary obligation to the students, so if a non-UA students wants to use computers they are either going to rent them at the public library or use them here, that’s it.”
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productive study habits. “Even if their English is quite good, they also need to make sure that they understand what is expected of them in a university class,” Granger said. Taehyun Kim left his home in South Korea two months ago to conduct postdoctoral research in the UA School of Geography and Development. One of the first problems he encountered was identification. “When I first came to Tucson I have no Social Security number and in U of A, I haven’t got a CatCard yet, so whenever I went to the office of health or etcetera, I need photo ID so I have to prove my identity by other things,” Kim said.
The experience, Kim said, made him feel alienated. After three weeks of living in Tucson, Kim obtained a CatCard and a driver’s license. Kim said he also struggled with cultural differences, particularly American greetings. Kim said strangers commonly say hello and ask him how he is doing, which catches him off guard because such familiar greetings are not part of South Korean culture. “We never say hello with unknown people when it’s the first time,” Kim said. “Now I’m adjusted, so I think it is good thing because it makes me feel a little bit close to Americans.” For Li Qiao, a pre-business sophomore from China, one of the most problematic cultural differences has been food. “The first year, I didn’t eat so much because I didn’t get used to it,” Qiao said.
During the school week, Qiao said he ate at the Student Union Memorial Center where he was overwhelmed by different foods like hamburgers and pizza. To ease the transition, he cooked food for himself on the weekends. “I combined the American food with Chinese food in my daily life,” Qiao said. Despite the difficulties of entering an American university, many foreign students feel the experience is valuable. Studying abroad not only improves language proficiency, but fosters cross-cultural understanding, Kim said. “In my country, every media, news media, is for Koreans, so when (there is) a political or cultural issue between Korea and America it focused on the aspect of Koreans, but after I move here, it can be different aspect and I can know, understand more about the culture of America,” Kim said.
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because I have to use so many,” Khan said. “Cleaning doesn’t fix the problem because the issue is dirty people.” Khan said he doesn’t think the library will be a dirtier place during finals because it’s non-students who leave behind most of the trash. Putting up more signs reminding people to clean up after themselves is probably the only thing the UA can do to address the problem, he said. The library is tough to maintain because it’s open to the public and for long hours, Kopach said. The bathrooms are one of the biggest challenges to keep clean. “If the area is going to be packed with students during the finals, we would anticipate we’ll see additional trash volume picked up … some folks may not maintain it (library) like it’s their house,” Kopach said. “If there’s a spill, the restroom isn’t taken care of properly or graffiti on the walls, our staff will respond to it.”
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No need to scrutinize mealtime for women Kristina Bui Daily Wildcat
ou guys, sometimes women eat. And sometimes they even order dessert. It is astounding. In its December issue Vanity Fair’s profile of Mindy Kaling, a writer, producer, director and actor for NBC television show “The Office,” is literally a play-by-play of brunch. And it’s as enthralling as you think, from her “festive Sunday Sparkler” drink to her side of toast with … wait for it … jam. There are few things more formulaic than the lunch-with-a-famous-lady story. Sometimes the famous lady orders salad. Other times, she’s “not too careful with the calories” and orders a whole meal. Or, in Kaling’s case, “fruit salad, followed by dayboat sea scallops in creamy corn grits with bacon-braised greens, a poached egg on top, and toasted rye on the side.” What’s interesting (or, you know, awkward and sort of sad) is that the profile uses Kaling’s lunch as a clumsy, “It would be unnecessary so awesome tool to move the narrative along. if it weren’t In between sea surprising scallops and cream every time a puffs, you learn about Kaling as celebrity ate a an Indian woman meal without working in comedy expressing with a bunch of concern about white guys. “I used to a diet, and if forget that I no one ever was an Indian acted like eatwoman,” Kaling said. “I would ing a meal is even forget that like an ‘illicit I was a woman. treat.’” I don’t think of myself as bringing to the table a lot of ‘women’s issues.’” But eventually, she realized her Indian upbringing and values differ from many of her friends. And then the waiter walked over with the dessert menu, and Kaling “chose the profiteroles with chocolate sauce and melted ice cream.” Wait. Stop. Mindy Kaling eats cream puffs and ice cream? Celebrities are just like us! Except, you know, not. Because, as Kaling says (as briefly as she is allowed to in between updates on the progress of the meal), she’s realized she believes in a “deeply Indian custom” of having her parents and in-laws move in with her when she’s older, and that “a lot of my friends don’t have that feeling at all.” Vanity Fair’s profile also glosses over Kaling’s book, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)” and her success as a writer. She, like every other subject of pretty much any feature about a halfway well-known woman, gets reduced to the eater of some food. There’s this idea that little girls are pressured by the media’s influence — by the glamorizing of thin, gorgeous women in pictures. There’s probably no disputing that, but it doesn’t help that the eating habits of those women are so closely scrutinized, in a line-by-line and bite-by-bite update. Celebrity profiles aren’t hard news. They won’t change the world. Your eyes will skim over their predictable structure: “Blah blah sits down and orders a beer, a cheeseburger and extra onion rings. Blah blah is not on a diet.” Realistically, you could never cram anyone’s life story into a word count of about 1,000 words. But you could try to tell more about them than what they had for lunch one day. Why can’t Kaling be a woman of color succeeding in Hollywood who’s just taking advantage of some publication’s expense account? Why does that publication and its audience need to raise their eyebrows and clutch their hearts over the idea that she ordered a whole meal? You can demonize Hollywood and the media for a lot, but in the end, if people actually read nonsense like Vanity Fair’s profile, everyone loses. It shouldn’t be surprising every time a celebrity eats a full meal without expressing concern about a diet. Eating lunch is not like having an “illicit treat.” Mindy Kaling eats. People in Hollywood eat. Everybody eats. — Kristina Bui is the copy chief. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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A teacher’s importance merits greater gratitude Dan Desrochers Daily Wildcat
uring my freshman year of high school, I hated science. I lived in constant dread of the 44-minute class. But when I was forced to attend after-school help sessions by my parents, I would strike up a conversation with my teacher, Mr. Rouen. To my surprise, I found he was genuinely interested in my life and what I had to say. Gradually, I found his class more enjoyable. I started listening more and, in turn, started doing better. He became my most influential teacher. Naturally, I am not the only one with an influential teacher story. Millions of people across the country have been inspired by teachers in their school. A small nonprofit organization called StoryCorps is asking to hear those stories. By conducting interviews between students and their influential teachers, StoryCorps is trying to thank those teachers who have changed the lives of students for the better. Founded in 2003, StoryCorps attempts to “provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the story of our lives.” The group conducts and records interviews in which it hosts a 40-minute conversation
“Education reform has been directing its attention toward bad teachers, and reasonably so. But it’s high time that teachers be graded, rewarded and admired for how well they teach.” between participants — in this case, students and teachers. Thus far, it has recorded more than 30,000 conversations that are saved in the Library of Congress for future generations to learn about their ancestors firsthand. In attempting to thank teachers this year, StoryCorps is trying to show that amid the talk of education reform, there are still teachers out there who inspire and change students’ lives. Due to the amount of time we spend in school, teachers have an enormous impact on us. We have all had our fair share of both excellent and terrible teachers. They have the power to inspire passion and at the same time, can turn us away from a subject forever. Education reform has been
directing its attention toward bad teachers, and reasonably so. But it’s high time that teachers be graded, rewarded and admired for how well they teach. Good teachers devote their lives to their students. They grade for hours on end, they spend hours on lesson plans and agonize when their students don’t understand the material. Teachers can change lives, but, for some reason, we undervalue one of the most impactful professions we have. People don’t become teachers for money (ask any of them and they’ll tell you that) and they don’t teach for the respect of society (because they hardly get it). Good teachers devote time and effort to their students to have an impact on a future generation. They are constantly committing themselves to the youth of America in the hopes of creating a better future. Teachers have given so much to us. We owe them something back. Just one word can make a difference. Letting a teacher know that they are appreciated, that the hours of work that they put into the classroom wasn’t wasted, might just make their life’s work a little bit more worthwhile. Approach your favorite professor after class. Send an email to a grade school teacher who you still cherish years later. Just take five minutes out of your day to say thank you; it really is the least you could do. — Dan Desrochers is a chemistry freshman. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
online comments In response to “Food standards embarrassing” (Nov. 23 issue):
standard throughout the egg industry. Up to six laying hens are crammed into wire cages that are so small they cannot even spread their wings and are often left in the same cage as decomposing hens. They have their Fixing food standards rests on the consumer beaks seared off with a hot blade without any painkillers and male chicks are thrown away Megan, I agree with you except for the state- while fully alive. While sanitary food condiment that “… the government and mass retail- tions are certainly important, we really need ers need to realize …”. That is not going to hap- to focus on animal welfare issues and should pen. We, the consumer, have to stop talking to not ignore what happens on factory farms. If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone them. We need to create the counterculture now. Use your talent to educate your audience would be vegetarian. on how to make that happen. — Savannah —Daniel J. LaRouche
In response to “Food standards embarrassing” (Nov. 23 issue): Sparboe Farms isn’t the only guilty party Let me start by saying that I am grateful that this video was exposed and I am glad that McDonald’s and Target will stop purchasing from Sparboe Farms. Unfortunately, the conditions and practices on this farm are
In response to “Pizza a vegetable? Congress saves dough over kids’ health” (Nov. 22) issue: Tomato paste, not pizza, is a vegetable
In reality, tomato paste (or most tomato pastes, anyway) is simply concentrated, canned (or tubed) tomato. I’ve never seen one that included sugar in its ingredients. Yes,
it does allow for pizza as a lunch because it includes vegetables. However, if the legislation merely rates tomato paste as a vegetable, isn’t this a logical extension of Nix v. Hedden? No, this has absolutely nothing to do with their actual nutritional value, but does anyone think the U.S. government should really be in charge of the nutrition of our children? I’m pretty sure that’s the job of their parents or guardians. — Etta
In response to “Pizza a vegetable? Congress saves dough over kids’ health” (Nov. 22) issue: Misconnection between Legislature and reality The problem is that reality and the Legislature, any of them, rarely have much in common. Many years ago one of the state legislatures passed a law making the value of pi equal to 3.0. The goal was to make it easier on arithmetic students. — Larry
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Wall jumper warned A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house around 3 a.m. on Nov. 21 in response to a suspicious man. A member of the fraternity was standing on a balcony overlooking Main Gate Parking Garage when he saw a man in a blue sweatshirt and jeans jump over the wall to the fraternity. The member stopped the man and told him he had to leave. The member told the officer that he had no issues getting the man to leave but noticed the man was intoxicated. He said he continued to watch the man and saw him go into the garage and attempt to get into a black Audi, but the car alarm went off. The man left the garage and walked west across Euclid Avenue. Officers searched the area and found a man matching the description at a Subway on Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard. The man admitted to jumping the wall of the fraternity because he heard music and wanted to join the party. He denied ever going near the garage. The officer warned the man about going into private property without being invited.
Suspicious caller tries to be a Wildcat A UAPD officer spoke to a man in Colorado over the phone on Nov. 21 about a possible scam phone call from the UA. The man, who is not affiliated with the UA, reported that he received a phone call that morning from a woman who asked to speak with his wife to discuss Medicare medication with her. The man assumed the call was not legitimate and hung up. He told the officer he and his wife only give out their unlisted, home phone number to close family and friends and use their cellphones for other matters. The man said he researched the number, discovered it was from the UA and became more suspicious. The officer described the incident to an employee from University Information Technology Services, who said the number the man reported was not an official number. The employee explained it was likely a spoof phone call and said the caller had probably subscribed to an online spoof phone calls company and made it appear as if the call were coming from the UA. There is no further information.
I cannot tell a lie A UAPD officer went to Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall at 10 p.m. on Nov. 21 because of an odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. The officer knocked on the door of the room and a man answered. When he opened the door, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana became stronger. The officer asked if he could come inside and the man let him in. The officer asked the man if he had any marijuana in the room and the man said, “I’m not going to lie to you, officer.” He opened his desk drawer and handed over a small plastic bag with about 1.3 grams of marijuana inside. The man also gave the officer his glass pipe and said he had a broken glass water pipe as well. The man told the officer he never smokes in his room and usually goes across Sixth Street to smoke. He purchased the marijuana that evening from a man named Spencer in the parking lot of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall. The man refused to give the officer Spencer’s phone number. The man was cited and released at the scene for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 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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The Arts & Life staff offers up ways to wrap up the year with the perfect treats for this gift-giving season
Drinks for the season By Joe Dusbabek
Candy cane cocktail
We’re in front of a burning fireplace, cuddling under blankets with those we love, and what’s in our hands? Yep. Hot chocolate. Preferably with a ridiculous amount of Baileys mixed in. During the holidays to come, stress is rarely taken care of better than with a good book and a good drink to match the mood. If you don’t want to spend the time fighting lines at the mall or the money buying expensive electronics, try a couple homemade gifts that keep on giving: drinks.
Eggnog with brandy
This classic Christmas cocktail brings home the creamy texture of eggnog and combines it with another one: the sharp bite of a strong brandy. Brandy comes from pretty much any place that makes wine — it’s a distilled grape spirit — so the choices are plentiful. Because eggnog is cheap, you can splurge on a decent brandy without feeling guilty. Try the sweet Spanish Duff Gordon; its flavor far outperforms its price and mixes smoothly into the ‘nog. Drink warm or cold — it doesn’t really matter because it’s delicious either way. Ingredients: 1 1/4 oz milk or same amount of premade eggnog 1 shot brandy 1/2 oz sugar syrup Preparation: Pour milk, brandy and sugar syrup into a shaker with ice cubes. Most grocery stores this time of year will have eggnog, so feel free to use that in place of the milk. Shake well. Strain and serve over ice.
If you like peppermint, arguably the best drink out there is this cocktail. Yeah, it’s as awesome as it sounds and is easily made on a kitchen counter. Just grab the appropriate amounts of berry vodka, peppermint schnapps, white crème de cacao, grenadine, half-and-half, soda water and voilà! A minty, fruity cocktail that separates itself from your average party beverage, the candy cane offers an interesting and compelling tasting experience. Ingredients: 1 shot berry vodka 1 shot peppermint schnapps 1 shot white crème de cacao 1/4 oz grenadine half-and-half soda water Preparation: Pour the vodka, schnapps, white crème de cacao and grenadine into a shaker with ice and shake. Place into a glass rimmed with crushed peppermint candy and then fill with half and half and top with a splash of soda water.
English Christmas punch
With just a bottle of red wine, dark rum and a bit of tea, a delicious punch can be made for a party of 20. The mixture sounds disgusting, but the contrasting flavors blend together well enough to nail the best punch-bowl experiences. This isn’t your average jungle juice — it’s heavier on the alcohol. After a few tastes, though, it’s hard not to be a fan of the sweetness followed by nice alcoholic warmth on the way down. This is the best of the best when it comes to holiday punch.
Ingredients: 1 bottle dark rum 1 bottle dry red wine 3 cups strong tea 1 lb superfine sugar juice of 1 large orange juice of 1 lemon
Preparation: Heat the wine, tea, lemon and orange juices in a saucepan to just below a boil, then pour into a heat proof punch bowl. Place sugar into the ladle and soak with rum, then ignite the rum and sugar and stir into the punch to extinguish the flame. Pour the remainder of the rum into the punch and serve warm.
Making a list for the hipsters and bros in your life By K.C. Libman Daily Wildcat
Have you been meditating on what to get that special hipster in your life, spending exorbitant amounts of time on gifting them something just ironic enough, but still unique and worthy of posting on their Tumblr? Is there a bro that you know that just can’t have enough sleeveless articles of clothing? Don’t fear. These suggestions should have you covered just in time to give that socially confused college student the right present this holiday season.
Bros have to lift weights. Bros have to party. Bros also have to refuel at some point. Monster’s new ProTEAn energy drink is full of B-vitamins, low on calories, and packs 8 grams of protein per can. Not only is this elixir going to take the Student Recreation Center by
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storm, but it’s the perfect chaser for any nightlife occasion. Rage on, bro. The drink is available in Australia and should be available stateside soon.
On the rocks
It’s one of the greatest injustices plaguing mankind — pesky ice cubes watering down your favorite adult beverage. Teroforma’s nonporous Whisky Stones, cut from Vermont
State of play: A game for every type of guy By Jason Krell
Third Man Records, owned and ran by the elusive hipster god Jack White, is releasing a slew of branded items this season. However, the true crown jewel amid the vinyl cleaning kit and iPhone cases is the Third Man Records Revolution compact turntable by Crosley. Not only does this magical device function as a portable record player, but it also rips vinyl to high quality mp3s by way of a handy USB port, and it affords its owner instant street credibility (this is especially true in Williamsburg, Penn.; Portland, Ore.; and East Hollywood). Pre-order and online sale of the Revolution compact turntable start Dec. 1 at thirdmanrecords.com, with a price to be announced in the coming week.
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soapstone, are the solution to this decades-old woe. Freeze them for four hours prior to your festivities, and they stay cold like ice, without reducing your cocktail to a wine cooler. Ron Burgundy would weep tears of joy over these little wonders. Get them on Amazon.com for $19.50.
Pumped up kicks
Vans — they’re the secret link between bros and hipsters. One social group keeps them fresh, the other loves them tattered. No matter how they are worn, there’s nothing more classic than a pair of of slip-ons or Authentics. Vans’ fall leather and suede collection will appease any member of either side, with releases in most popular styles and prices ranging from $50 to $90, at finer shoe stores nationwide, and also online at vans.com.
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After an entire year of waiting, everyone’s favorite time has come — the secular winter gift giving season. Coming up with gift ideas, however, is no easy feat. Guys shopping for college girls have it easy and can default to some nice jewelry or clothes. Ladies, on the other hand, might find themselves facing a tougher decision when shopping for college men. What do guys always like to get? Clothes don’t work, because some men couldn’t care less if they walked around wrapped in a bed sheet. Stereotypical macho things, like tools and grilling utensils can be a miss either because not every guy has those needs or cares about looking manly. Sports similarly fail, as some guys don’t like sports. Thankfully though, there is one catch all category men will appreciate, and that’s games. It’s true — men love playing games, and there are all kinds for every type of guy. Bear in mind, though: Many of these gift ideas assume that the guy in question has access to either an Xbox 360 or a Playstation 3. That, based on two and a half years of college, is not an unreasonable assumption. Plus, if the guy doesn’t have access, well there’s your gift idea right there.
The guy with too much testosterone
We’re a pretty bro-heavy school, and that’s OK, since there is an overwhelming amount of testosterone here. On a weekend, or at any given party, there are only so many fights to be had, beers to be chugged, raging to be done and girls to be got. Plus, what can a bro do the rest of the week to blow off that manliness? Virtually kill other virtual people while talking mad shit to — probably — children in “Call of Duty.”
The important one to buy this holiday season is “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.” With it, a guy can have hours of fun killing his fellow man (online of course) with a wide array of guns, explosives and other creative means. If they have a microphone, it also allows them to get all that anger out on complete strangers. Yes, most of the time the person they’re talking trash to is at least five years younger than them, but those are often the mouthiest and foulest people in online games. If not, they’re just talking to carbon copies of their broish selves and it’s like beating your head against the wall — and who doesn’t love that?
hasn’t played the others those might make good gifts too, but it looks to be the best. In this game, players explore early 16th-century Constantinople, playing as leader assassins. There’s a lot more to the story that’s established in the previous games, but it is essentially a mix of religion, realistic history, general badassery and an end of the world scenario. The gameplay is rather unique too, and there is a lot of extra content to keep playing after the main story is done. That might not even matter, though, because a real history geek will be too busy looking at how accurate all the pretty buildings are. But that’s cool for them.
The guy who loves sports
The guy who probably played Dungeons & Dragons
For the guy that spends every Sunday watching football or never misses an Arizona basketball game, a sports game would be right up his alley. But both basketball and football games are so worn thin and boring, plus the selection today isn’t all that exciting. What’s all the rage this season is “FIFA Soccer 12,” by Electronic Arts. Not only is it the most accurate installation in the series from a physics standpoint, but it also has dozens of both club and national teams. It’s a blast to play, and takes time to master. A sports guy will love to have this game, hone his skills and then stomp his friends, bragging about it the whole time.
The guy who’s a history nerd
These guys do exist, though sometimes they hide this fact. Still, right now there is a game out there designed specifically for them, and that’s “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.” It’s actually the fourth game in the series, and if the guy
This type of guy is either really easy to spot or almost impossible. Regardless, while “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” is the perfect game for this kind of guy, I’m under the impression that anyone with a realistic attention span will love it. It’s an open world role playing game where the player’s character at the middle of political plots, the return of dragons and really whatever they want. The beauty of the game is within its freedom and the sheer content within. When I say a character can do anything, I literally mean they can do almost everything. I think the only thing they can’t do is kill kids, which is probably for the best. If emphatic stressing doesn’t sell the point, know that there is so much to do in this game, beating it entirely would take around a year, and that’s if Bethesda, the maker, doesn’t release more content. That kind of freedom is exactly what this kind of guy loves in his games, and if you ever see them again after buying them “Skyrim,” they will thank you for it.
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New York Jets 28, Buffalo 24
Oakland 25, Chicago 20
moving on Football team closes year with win against Louisiana-Lafayette
Wildcat players look to futures Quarterback duo takes two different paths after graduation By Alex Williams Daily Wildcat
Foles, a senior from Austin, Texas, tied the school record for career (64) and single-season touchdown passes (31). Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt) never trailed by more than 15 and cut the Arizona lead to eight with 5:05 to play in the game. But Arizona went on a 10-play drive and picked up two first downs. The Ragin’ Cajuns didn’t get the ball back. Arizona’s offense was sparked by running back Daniel Jenkins, who saw significant snaps in place of freshman Ka’Deem Carey, who suffered a concussion in practice during the week. Jenkins picked up 48 yards on five carries, returned a kickoff 81 yards to the ULL 2-yard
Even though he’s put on an Arizona football uniform and taken the field at Arizona Stadium for the last time, Bryson Beirne is still a year and a half away from being finished at the UA. When he graduates in May 2013, he’ll leave Arizona with a master’s degree in business administration. And after that, he has a pretty clear goal of what he wants to do. At least he thinks he does. “Then I’m going to delve into the world of finance,” Beirne said. “At least try to. It’s a little tricky.” After five seasons of playing quarterback at the UA, Beirne wants to take what he’s learned at Arizona back to his hometown of Honolulu. Hopefully, he said, he’ll be able to show people that it’s possible to create a better future for themselves. “Hopefully you’ll see more guys like me come to Arizona,” said Beirne on Saturday, still holding the game ball from the final snap of Arizona’s 45-37 win over Louisiana-Lafayette. Beirne said that one of the biggest things he learned while at the UA is how to adjust to the differences between life in Hawaii and somewhere like Arizona. “If kids just never forget that they can do something,” Beirne said, “the sky’s the limit for any kid, especially from Hawaii. We’ve got some talented kids down there, they need a shot.” But while Beirne isn’t planning on
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Arizona receiver Juron Criner stiff-arms a Louisiana-Lafayette defender in the Wildcats’ 45-37 victory at Arizona Stadium on Saturday. Criner set an Arizona record for career touchdown receptions while quarterback Nick Foles became the 10th Pac-12 quarterback to throw for more than 10,000 yards in his career.
Arizona ends season on high note Wildcats drop Ragin’ Cajuns behind records from Foles, Criner By Alex Williams Daily Wildcat
Arizona’s nightmare season ended on an upswing. Nick Foles surpassed the 10,000-yard mark for his career, Bryson Beirne started for the first time in his five years at Arizona, Juron Criner set the school’s alltime mark for receiving touchdowns and the Wildcats outlasted Louisiana-Lafayette 45-37 on Saturday at Arizona Stadium to win their second consecutive game.
“To come out of here with two straight wins, that’s a nice feeling,” said interim head coach Tim Kish. “Nobody wrote the script for this season. But in the end, I think we can hold our heads high and walk away with a smile on our face.” Beirne, who played the entire 2011 season with a torn ACL so senior quarterback Matt Scott could redshirt, got the start at Foles’ request. “He deserved it,” Foles said. “He’s gone through so much, he’s such an amazing person. I told coach (Frank) Scelfo he deserves to start. When you’re a good person and you do the right thing, you deserve it.” The redshirt senior from Honolulu completed four of his five pass attempts but threw an interception
that the Ragin’ Cajuns used to march 60 yards in three plays to take an early 7-0 lead. Louisiana-Lafayette recovered an onside kick and later used a fake punt to climb to a 13-7 lead, but that was the final time the Ragin’ Cajuns would lead in the game. Foles took the reigns of the offense after Arizona’s first drive and threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns on 33-of-43 passing. The Wildcats (4-8, 2-7 Pac-12) took a 14-13 lead on Criner’s recordbreaking 31st career touchdown catch and didn’t trail again the rest of the game. Criner extended the record to 32 on a 33-yard score on a screen play that seemed to put the game away.
Foles, beirne go out with character Alex Williams Daily Wildcat
f you’re looking for a couple of people to exemplify Arizona football’s senior class, look no further than Nick Foles and Bryson Beirne. Throughout the 2011 season — a miserable one for Arizona football — the two quarterbacks were two of the
few bright spots. Beirne attempted just 17 passes while appearing in six games. That doesn’t sound like anything spectacular. But now add this to it: He played the entire season on a torn ACL.
Think about that. Beirne took a huge risk in playing an entire season on a torn ligament in his knee just so teammate Matt Scott could redshirt and leave Arizona in a good position next season. Now Beirne wants to return to Honolulu and teach young people that it’s possible to go places in life even if they’re coming from a bad situation. Beirne is exactly what’s great about college sports — he used athletics to get a scholarship and now wants to give back to the community he came from. He’s not hanging on to an
Rubio’s squad falls to Sun Devils Arizona struggles against desperate ASU team in Tempe By Kelly Hultgren Daily Wildcat
Arizona volleyball concluded its regular season with a 3-1 loss to instate rival ASU in Tempe on Saturday night. After beating ASU on Tuesday, Arizona (19-12, 11-11 Pac-12) went into the game against its rivals looking for a repeat performance to find a more aggressive opponent fueled by an arena filled with Devils’ advocates. The Wildcats fell 20-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-23, and ASU’s win can be attributed to its aggressiveness on both offense and defense that only allowed the Wildcats to take the first set. After that, it was all Sun Devils, who improved upon their 9-22 overall and 5-17 conference record. “It is really disappointing,” head coach Dave Rubio said in a press release. “ASU played much better than they did on Tuesday. They played much hungrier than we did, and they were just much more aggressive than we were. “We made too many errors, and it’s just unfortunate to end the (regular) season like that.”
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Arizona freshman Madison Kingdon spikes a ball against ASU in Tempe on Saturday. The Wildcat lost to the Sun Devils 3-1.
After taking the first game, the Wildcats carried the momentum to the second with a 12-9 lead, but quickly fell behind when the Sun Devils forced a 10-1 run that eventually closed out the set. The third set followed the same tune. However in the fourth set, Arizona led for the majority of the game, yet gave up a 4-0 run at with a 23-21 lead to lose the match. Arizona’s big hitters were seniors Cursty Jackson and Courtney Karst, who made 16 and 15 kills respec-
tively. Freshman Madi Kingdon made 11 kills for the team, as well as 15 digs. Sophomore Candace Nicholson made the team high of 20 digs, and sophomore Emily Helm had 15 digs for the Wildcats. Freshman setter Chloe Mathis had 44 assists and 12 digs. Notable Sun Devils were sophomores Ashley Kastl and Stephanie Preach, both making match-highs with Kastl’s 18 kills and Preach’s 36 digs.
unrealistic dream of continuing a football career. He’s not doing drugs, getting caught with concealed guns in an IHOP parking lot or taking an “all about me” approach to life. He played behind the two most prolific quarterbacks in Arizona history — Foles and Willie Tuitama — and never complained about not getting a shot to start. He’s done so much right in his career that Foles told quarterback coach Frank Scelfo that he wanted Beirne to get the start in his last game at Arizona. “We’re like brothers,” Foles said.
Volleyball team selected to NCAA tournament The Arizona volleyball team was selected to the NCAA tournament for the third year in a row, the NCAA announced Sunday night. This week, the Wildcats will head to Austin, Texas, for the first round of the tournament, taking on Michigan State (21-11) on Friday at 3:30 p.m. “I’m thankful that the committee selected us,” head coach Dave Rubio said. “When we lost last night (against ASU) there was worry that we left our fate there. Fortunately, they felt our body of work was good enough.” Rubio especially credits his team’s UCLA wins for being chosen, he said. The Wildcats beat No. 2 UCLA squad twice this season. The NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee chose 64 teams, with 31 of those teams having automatic qualification. The Big Ten Conference produced the most teams with eight being selected. Following the Big Ten, both the Pac-12 and Big 12 conferences have seven teams in the tournament. Should they defeat the Spartans, the Wildcats would likely face No. 1-overall seed Texas.
“We room together on the road, and he really deserved it.” And that takes us to Foles. Playing in his last career game in college, he stepped out of the spotlight to give a friend and teammate a chance. Then, playing with a severe rib contusion, he put Arizona on his back and led it to a 45-37 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. “Nick Foles is a warrior,” interim head coach Tim Kish said. “I’m very sure he shouldn’t have played as much as he did. At halftime, when I
Johnson’s status remains unclear By Nicole Dimtsios Daily Wildcat
A week after he was suspended from the Arizona men’s basketball team, the status of freshman center Sidiki Johnson still remains unclear. Johnson was suspended for a violation of team policy and is currently in Arizona, according to the Tucson Citizen. After the Wildcats lost to San Diego State on Wednesday, head coach Sean Miller said that Johnson’s standing was still undecided. Miller said Johnson’s status would be determined “in the next couple of weeks.” Miller hinted that Johnson’s troubles were something that could be worked out. “Like all of our four freshmen,
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Rodriguez already hard at work for football team By Alex Williams Daily Wildcat
Rich Rodriguez is enjoying his first couple of days in Tucson. He’s also preparing for the laundry list of things that need to be done before spring practice starts in March. “I know we got work to be done,” Rodriguez said during halftime of Saturday’s game against LouisianaLafayette. “But I’m enjoying it, at least the last couple days.” The process will start with filling out the rest of the coaching staff, and Rodriguez said the focus will be on the defensive side of the ball to start. Rodriguez is hands-on with the offense and calls plays, so he said he wants to have a defensive coordinator and at least one other defensive assistant in place as soon as possible. “I don’t micro-manage everything, but I want to know what we’re doing,” Rodriguez said. “They’re paying me to have input on everything.” He said nobody will be hired
this week, but he hopes to have half of the staff filled by the end of next week. Rodriguez also said he’s open to keeping a few coaches that are currently on Arizona’s staff, even though “a couple dozen” coaches have contacted him directly, and he expects between 150 and 200 have made calls to the secretaries in the football offices. “It has to be the right fit and it has to be a guy who can fit in what we want to do offensively and defensively,” Rodriguez said. “But there are a couple spots that I’m open to.” Rodriguez said that the budget for assistant coaches will be slightly higher than what it was for ex-head coach Mike Stoops. He’ll also start making phone calls to recruits while he’s trying to fill out the coaching staff, though Rodriguez said he won’t make any visits in the next week because he doesn’t want to burn the one visit
allowed by the NCAA. All existing scholarship offers will still be honored, but Rodriguez said he’s going to be honest when talking about whether or not a player fits in his system. “The thing that happens sometimes in recruiting when you create bad feelings is when you’re not honest,” Rodriguez said. “If a guys calls and says, ‘Do I really fit what you want to do?’ and he doesn’t but I say yes, I’m not being fair to him.” Geographically, Rodriguez said that his main recruiting grounds will be Arizona, California and Texas — like they’ve traditionally been at Arizona. But he’s had success in the past recruiting in the Southeast and said he’d like to get more players from the Midwest. “Bring a kid down here in November, December, January and he looks Colin Darland / Daily Wildcat outside, he’ll think, ‘This isn’t a bad place to get my education,’” Rodri- New Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez talks to the Tucson media at halftime of Saturday’s 45-37 Wildcat victory against Louisiana-Lafayette at Arizona Stadium. guez said.
As expected in lockout, NBA Reports say ASU’s owners will come out winners Erickson is done McClatchy Tribune
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Merry Christmas, NBA owners! The scoreboard doesn’t lie: The owners took back a lot of money from the players, set the timetable for negotiations, then agreed to tentative labor peace early Saturday morning, precisely when they wanted it to happen. Games would start on Christmas, to kick off a compressed 66-game schedule. Free agency is expected to start Dec. 9, and it should be a lot less lucrative than in recent years, though
it will be chaotic. And, yes, with the postseason salvaged and all those playoff TV dates secured, the owners will recoup a large portion of their media money. Meanwhile, the players would lose a big chunk of their overall salaries (which, in the short term, will be taken in escrow withholdings on every check) in the new 10-year deal. Also, the players would lose an additional 19.5 percent this season as a prorated share of the lost games. If a player was under contract for $5 million
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line and caught four passes for 26 yards. “I just wanted to try to go out there and bring energy to the team,” Jenkins said. “I tried to send the seniors out right, and I’m glad I was able to do that.” Instead of wondering about the future and who was going to be the next coach of the program, Jenkins said that the announcement of Rich Ro-
this season, surprise, he can subtract about $1.5 million from that, your basic cost of the labor struggle. But it’s all but over now. The owners won. We knew they’d win. They had this thing won from the get-go — they had the economics on their side, they had the leadership, and they played it correctly. The players needed the season to start, even if they had to take a loss to get there, and now it’s starting. The only minor surprise is that the 10 to 15 hard-line owners didn’t keep pushing to try to crush the players in totality.
driguez as Arizona’s next football coach helped the team focus more on football during the week. “It’s a weight lifted off your shoulders when you know who the coach is going to be,” Jenkins said. Louisiana-Lafayette tied an NCAA record with its seventh interception return for a touchdown on the season, which cut Arizona’s lead to eight with 13:47 to play in the game. Ragin’ Cajun quarterback Blaine Gautier picked apart the Arizona secondary to the tune of 315 yards and a score, and also ran for 21 yards and another score.
And for a program that’s battled inconsistency and effort for three seasons, Arizona needed from page 7 someone to do that. “I told the underclassmen, ‘You need to learn asked him if he wanted to sit out, it wasn’t even a from these seniors,’” said Kish. “We asked the question. He was going back out.” seniors before we left the hotel (Saturday) to lift Then, with Arizona facing a third-and-long this team up one last time on their shoulders.” in the middle of the fourth quarter, Foles played And, fittingly, Saturday’s game gave both with no regard for his health. He dove headfirst, of them memories that will last a lifetime. For took a shot in the ribs and ended up a yard short Beirne, it’s his first career start. For Foles, it’s of the first down. reaching the 10,000-yard mark for his career. “I thought he was done for,” receiver Juron And about an hour after the game, Beirne Criner said. “But he rolled over, looked up and was still cradling a football in his arm like he was got back up.” waiting for a defense to try and strip it away. That’s what Foles has done all season. “That’s the game ball I took the knee with,” From the beginning of the season when he Beirne said. “Nobody’s taking it away.” was getting abused behind the country’s youngest offensive line to making effort plays in the — Alex Williams is the assistant sports editor. fourth quarter of a meaningless game, Foles He can be reached at never took a play off. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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football being a key part of his future, that’s not the case for several of Arizona’s other seniors. Quarterback Nick Foles is one of those. Foles said he’ll leave school at the end of the semester, then start training in January for Arizona’s pro day and the NFL combine — if he gets an invite. The Austin, Texas, native will train in Irvine, Calif., with a quarterback coach six days a week. “I’m just trying to get ready for the next level,” Foles said. “I get a little bit of down time right now then I’ll get back in shape.” But Foles said he didn’t know any specifics of the arrangement. His dad set everything up
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there’s a transition from high school,” Miller said in his press conference on Nov. 21. “He’s working through transition.” Since then, however, it seems as though Johnson’s time at Arizona wouldn’t last much longer. “We have an agreement and if he meets the agreement he could potentially be reinstated,” Miller said on Wednesday after Arizona’s 61-57 loss to San Diego State. When asked if he was optimistic that Johnson would meet the requirements of the agreement, Miller said, “No.” Johnson was slated to return to Arizona this weekend. He did not return with the team after its participation in the 2K Sports Classic in New York City on Nov. 18. Johnson, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward from
because Foles was still in season with Arizona. “When I’m in season, I don’t care about anything else,” Foles said. Foles isn’t the only Arizona senior with pro prospects. Safety Rob Golden said that after he graduates in December with a degree in sociology, he’s also going to start training for Arizona’s pro day and, he hopes, a shot at the NFL combine. Wide receiver Juron Criner is in the same boat as Foles and Golden, and he’ll likely receive an invite to the combine. The 6-foot-4 receiver leaves Arizona with the all-time record for receiving touchdowns with 32. “When he makes up his mind and he wants to play, he’s unstoppable at this level,” interim head coach Tim Kish said of Criner. “At the next level, he’ll definitely see competition.”
the Bronx, has played seven total minutes and appeared in three games for the Wildcats this season. He averages 0.3 points per game and has one block and two rebounds on the season. Johnson’s history of behavioral problems in high school has now followed him to the collegiate level. He was dismissed from his high school team, Oak Hill Academy, by coach Steve Smith for an unspecified violation of team rules. Johnson had previously played with St. Raymond’s (in the Bronx), and then at St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.) before arriving at Oak Hill. After his dismissal from Oak Hill, Johnson attended Wadleigh High School in New York City. According to the Arizona Daily Star, Arizona would not automatically release Johnson until he finishes his fall semester to keep his eligibility. If Johnson then elects to transfer, it would keep his eligibility to play for another school and it wouldn’t cost the Wildcats an Academic Progress Rate point.
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ASU football head coach Dennis Erickson is expected to be fired this morning, The Arizona Republic’s Doug Haller reported on Sunday. The Sun Devils haven’t reached a bowl since 2007, when they won a coPac-10 championship in Erickson’s first season at the school. ASU is bowl eligible at 6-6 this season but lost five of its last six games after being expected to win the Pac-12 South Division this season. “As of tonight, ASU athletic director
Lisa Love plans to meet w/ Dennis Erickson on Monday morning, when he be will relieved of his duties,” Haller tweeted. The Sun Devils still controlled their own destiny in the conference heading into last week’s game with Arizona, but the Wildcats overcame a 27-17 fourth-quarter deficit to win 31-27. ASU finishes the regular season on a four-game losing skid. Its opponents were UCLA, Washington State, UA, and California, who have a 21-27 combined record.
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Around the world, around the world Would you consider yourself to be well-traveled? No. Well, where have you been? Montreal, Eastern Europe and most important parts of the U.S., except the South.
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Rich Rodriguez, who was named the head football coach on Monday, greets fans on the sidelines of Arizona Stadium on Saturday. There were fans wearing shirts that read “¡Vamos Rodriguez!” at the Tuesday press conference announcing Rodriguez as head coach.
Very nice. Now, out of those same places, where did you learn the most? What did you learn? Well, Prague. I lived there for four months, so to a certain extent, I got to see how a city functioned outside the U.S.A.
horoscopes Today’s birthday: Let your loved ones support you, especially when tempted to spend big bucks on something inessential. Let them remind you of basics, like family dinners and the dreams you’ve been building. Take stock of where you stand, and notice the ones beside you. Aries — Today is a 9 — A distant
development in your favor opens up a new set of options and brings in more money than anticipated. Buy something that makes your work easier. Shoot for excellence.
Taurus — Today is a 9 —
Opportunities for growth are here, and you make it look easy. Focus on the positive. Have an adventure with someone you adore. Bring your artistry along.
Leo — Today is an 8 — Get busy with
Sagittarius — Today is an 8 —
Virgo — Today is an 8 — The job’s
Capricorn — Today is a 9 —
the projects that you’ve been putting off. They can be fun. Your efforts will be rewarded. Think more income, but weave in the love. There’s a lucky break. more enjoyable than you expected, which is lucky since there’s plenty of work (thank heavens). Your creative drive is purring. And there’s an amazing breakthrough along the way.
Cancer — Today is an 8 — Work
Scorpio — Today is a 7 — You can
behind the scenes could be effective now. Listen graciously to another’s proposal, and act upon it after thought. Travel goes smoothly.
family or household improvement . Put your passion into it, for bonus points. Discover secret resources. Follow your heart. The rewards are great.
do it if you put your mind to it. Read the manual. Look it up online. You get through where others fail. A treasure gets revealed.
What happened there? We went through an unrecognized breakaway rebel state called Transnistria, which is basically a mini Soviet dictatorship. There were sketchy border guards who I could not effectively communicate with, and they thought I was going there to meet a mail-order bride or something, when I was just trying to say I was visiting a friend. There is no way to differentiate “female friend” and “girlfriend” in Russian, at least when you know the language at a kindergarten level like I did.
Now you’re powerful and can make anything happen. As your creative drive increases so do unexpected surprises. You’re getting happier. Go on a ramble.
Libra — Today is a 7 — Get fully into a Aquarius — Today is a 7 —
time for romance, and the rest of the world will still be there when you come down from the clouds. Let yourself get carried away.
A fair assessment. How about the most dangerous, or the most intense? Oh, that’s easy. Taking a bus by myself from Prague to Chisinau, when no one on the bus knew English.
When you’re hot, you’re hot … and you are. Your earning ability’s about to get a boost. Give yourself some time to rest before you go all out.
Gemini — Today is a 7 — It’s a fine
Out of all of those places, where did you have the most fun? Well, I partied pretty hard once in Lviv. But honestly I’d have to say San Diego, from those (Amerischools College Preparatory Academy) trips.
fast facts • Placebo is the Latin word for “I shall please.” • In drug trials, placebos (typically sugar pills) serve to separate the “all-inyour-mind” effects from the actual effects of the test drug. • Giving patients a placebo can reduce pain,
Travel’s easy, if you stick to a budget. Inexpensive entertainment works best. You could just go out to a movie. Watch out for hidden surprises.
Pisces — Today is a 7 — Now’s time to be social and hang out with friends. Romance may have to wait a short little while, but love’s always there. Accept well-earned compliments.
as the patient receiving the placebo will produce pain-relieving endorphins upon being told that they are taking something that will help. • Expensive placebos work better than cheap ones, according to a Duke University study.
Wildcat Campus Events Calendar Campus Events Biosciences Toastmasters Club Meeting Monday, November 28, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. The Biosciences Toastmasters Club offers a great environment for scientists and other professionals to practice speaking and leaderships skills, an area of development often overlooked in specialized higher education. Bring your lunch and join us! Medical Research Building Room: 102 Weekly Writing Workshop Monday, November 28, 2011 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Victoria Stefani of the Writing Skills Improvement Program will discuss “FineTuning the Final Draft and Writing Essay Exams.” This lecture is part of a semesterlong series of workshops held every Monday. Social Sciences Room: 222
Malleus, UA Doctoral Percussion Trio Concert Monday, November 28, 2011 7:30 p.m. This concert by the Malleus Ensemble, the University of Arizona’s doctoral percussion trio, will open with “Musique de Tables” by Thierry De Mey. This unique work features no actual percussion instruments but instead the everyday instruments we encounter in some fashion – for example, the kitchen table. De Mey, a contemporary dancer, cinematographer and composer, brings all of these elements into play throughout the composition. Admission: $5. Music Room: Crowder Hall
Campus Events Campus Events Join Us at Arizona State Museum for a New Exhibit and Health Fair October 15, 2011- January 7, 2012 Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living This family-friendly exhibit, inspired by a children’s book series of the same name, raises awareness about type 2 diabetes prevention from a Native American perspective. History, culture, and health are explored through objects, photographs, artwork, storytelling, and video. Interactive and hands-on activities encourage healthy living. Biosphere 2 Tours Friday, September 17, 2010 - Saturday, December 31, 2011 Open daily for tours from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Biosphere 2 is located just north of Tucson in the middle of a magniﬁcent natural desert preserve at a cool elevation of nearly 4,000 feet. “Time Life Books” recently named Biosphere 2 one of the 50 must-see “Wonders of the World.” Where: 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle, Arizona 85623 Room: Biosphere 2 Visitor Center. To make reservations: 520-838-6200 email: info@B2science.org
Steward Observatory Public Evening Lecture Monday, November 28, 2011 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Daniel Marrone from the Steward Observatory will give a talk titled “The Cosmology of Elephants.” Steward Observatory Room: N210
Meet Me at Maynards . Monday November 28th Meet Me at Maynards Recurring weekly on Monday. Southern Arizona Roadrunners’ Monday evening, non-competitive 3-mile run/ walk begins and ends at Maynards Market/Kitchen and features trash pick-up en route every third Monday. www. meetmeatmaynards.com/ 400 N. Toole Ave.
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Daily Wildcat serving the university of arizona since 1899 Vol. 105, Issue 67
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