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Faculty poll shows withering confidence in Shelton, Hay By Shain Bergan ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT The results of a faculty poll questioning the competency of President Robert Shelton and Provost Meredith Hay showed an overall lack of support from voters for the UA’s upper administration. The last question of the poll, the results of which were released on
Monday, asked voters to gauge their confidence in Shelton and Hay. More than 300 voters replied that they had no confidence, while 98 said they had full confidence. Seven of the 10 poll questions asked faculty for their opinions on the upper administration’s faculty support, transparency and handling of the UA transformation.
In all seven such questions, results showed faculty favoring the answers denouncing Shelton and Hay. Fewer than one-third of all votingeligible university faculty members took part in the poll, with 858 total ballots cast from 2,754 eligible voters. The poll, created by the UA Faculty Center, ran online for voting from Sept. 18 to Sept. 25.
The poll’s questions held varying degrees of responses, with answers falling along a scale of one to five. Results were noticeably harsher toward Hay. When asked how much support they have for the way the provost has carried out the UA transformation, 483 expressed no support. POLL, page 5
Kayla Crofoot, a pre-physiology freshman, and Christina Carlson, a pre-nursing freshman, draw with chalk on the the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center wall on Monday. The chalk drawings first appeared during a UA graduate student protest against the commercialization of education on Thursday, but is now a campuswide free speech issue after the arrest of graduate student Jacob Miller. Tim Galaz/ Arizona Daily Wildcat
Flu shots for all of campus By Tim McDonnell ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT Seasonal flu shots have become available for UA affiliates, and Campus Health Services has launched a campaign this week to make the shots easily accessible on campus. This week, the shots — which are not for H1N1 or “swine”flu — will be available throughout the day at a number of “walk-up clinic” locations across campus. This is the first year the shots have been offered throughout campus, said nursing supervisor Shari Overland, adding that previous years’ campaigns had focused on dorms and greek buildings and had seen a low turnout. No appointment is needed for a shot and prospective recipients only need to bring a CatCard. University employees who bring their insurance cards and identification numbers can receive the shots free of charge. Otherwise, the shots are $15 each. After only one day, Overland said, the campaign has been “a huge success.” Overland said that on Monday over 400 flu shots were given to students and faculty. Recipients are immunized within two weeks. “It’s more cost effective (to give shots out) at the beginning,” she said. “If we treat them (people on campus) early, then we don’t have to see them in the clinic later.” Shots for H1N1 viruswill become available in early November.
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Chalk one up for free speech
Charges against two UA students dropped at Shelton’s request
By Hank Dean Stephenson ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT
President Robert Shelton asked the University of Arizona Police Department on Monday afternoon to drop charges against two students arrested for drawing protest signs in chalk on the UA campus. Campus police arrested a second chalk artist, Evan Lisull, a political
science senior and an author of the campus news blog DesertLamp.com, just before dawn yesterday. Lisull was making chalk drawings to protest Thursday’s arrest of graduate student Jacob Miller, who was arrested for his own chalk art after a rally protesting budget cuts. By noon yesterday, students had distributed thousands of chalk sticks on campus in a show of solidarity.
After the UAPD arrested Miller on Thursday and charged him with criminal damage for writing in sidewalk chalk before a protest, student support for the chalk-writer swelled. Students who had never met Miller started taking up arms online, on Facebook. com and in the form of comments on the Daily Wildcat’s Web site, and on campus, CHALK, page 12
TUESDAY • 12-3 p.m. | Arizona Health Sciences Center, Campus Health Service clinic (this clinic is intended for medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health students) WEDNESDAY • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | UA Mall, in front of the Student Union Memorial Center THURSDAY • 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. | West side of Old Main FRIDAY • 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center • 2-4:15 p.m. | Biological Sciences East building
College starts student research site By Michelle Monroe ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT The College of Science has created a new Web site to publicize undergraduate research opportunities. Students who visit the site are led through a three-step process during which they identify opportunities, select a research interest and connect with faculty. The site, hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, is used to guide students and encourage them to find research opportunities in many different areas, including science, technology, engineering and math.
The Web site is accessible through a new UA homepage which will replace the current homepage later this semester. The site allows students to search for information about research opportunities on and off campus and leads them to other sites with more specific information, said Glenda Gentile, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. The Web site will also list research opportunities at other universities, primarily projects funded by the National Science Foundation, said Gail Burd, vice provost of academic affairs and a distinguished professor
Jacqueline Garrick, a veterinary science senior, prepares samples of plant DNA for a polymerase chain reaction in the Life Sciences South building on Monday. Garrick is part of the Undergraduate Biology Research Program, one of many programs that can be found on a new Web site created by the College of Science.
of molecular and cellular biology. This project began two years ago and was deemed a necessity because students who participated in undergraduate research benefitted themselves and others, said Elliott Cheu, associate dean of the College of Science. “Research has shown that students that do undergraduate research perform better in their course work,” Cheu said. “In addition, their classmates, somewhat surprisingly, do better.” Student benefits are not limited to better
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Meet biotech representatives and learn about their products at the Biotech Vendor Showcase. Exhibitors include AnaSpec, Corning, DiscoverRx, Gilson, Mikron Instruments and many more. This will be held in the BIO 5 Institute room 103 from 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
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Meet the author
Meet Phil Villarreal, author of “Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little MoneyGrubbing Secrets.” Villarreal will discuss and sign copies of his book at the UofA BookStore at 4:30 p.m.
Faculty making music
Enjoy the music of awardwinning faculty flutist Brian Luca and harpist Carrol McLaughlin. This performance is part of the faculty artist series presented by the School of Music. This performance will be held in Crowder Hall at 7:30 p.m.
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When you watch sports on TV, is it an added bonus that teams usually wear kind of revealing clothes? (Laughs) Oh yeah, tight pants are definitely good.
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Do you pay more attention to the action on the field or the action in their pants? Uh, well it depends on how close I can get, you know? (Laughs) Let’s say you’re watching it on TV. OK, so maybe they’ll do a close up of someone and I can watch them stretching. You know, I enjoy that.
Messy hot dog eater arrested for filching his snack
What’s the best sport to watch on TV for those purposes? Well I’d have to say college baseball because they’re not wearing the baggy pants as much as the pro guys are now. I can always check that kind of stuff out.
WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing a hot dog from a man as he sat under a tree at a city park. Antonio Judd pleaded guilty Monday in Worcester Central District Court to charges including larceny. Police said Judd stole
Would you bring back the short shorts in basketball that they wore in the 1980s? (Laughs) Uh, no. Maybe the short shorts without the long socks that were jazzercise style. We could definitely do without the socks, but short shorts might work, yeah.
a hot dog from a man in Elm Park in Worcester in August after flashing what appeared to be a gun. Police reports said Judd grabbed the hot dog from the victim and began to devour it, spilling mustard all over his shirt. Police said when Judd was later ar-
rested, he was carrying a pellet gun and pocket knife. Records show Judd has been sentenced to prison at least three times for offenses including assault and vandalism.
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LOS ANGELES — Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have tied the knot. The 29-year-old Los Angeles Lakers forward and the 25-year-old reality TV starlet were married Sunday at a private residence in Beverly Hills. The bride was walked down Khloe Kardashian the aisle by her stepfather, Bruce Jenner. Odom’s teammates Luke Walton and Sasha Vujacic attended the ceremony, along with Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Kardashian appears with her family on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” She and her sister Kourtney co-star in the E! spinoff show, “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.” Odom agreed to a four-year contract to stay with the Lakers this summer after helping the team win the franchise’s 15th NBA championship in June. — The Associated Press
Author Anthony Zuiker, creator of the television crime drama “CSI”, dubs the thrilling series debut, Level 26, the world’s ﬁrst “digi-novel.” In an effort to inspire audiences not just to “read” the book but to “experience” it, the author offers an integrated mashup of both literary text and cinematic clips on websites referenced in the book to tell the story of serial killer proﬁler and tracker Steve Dark. As the head of a highly classiﬁed governmental agency that hunts the world’s most violent serial killers, Dark has the ability to assume the killer’s mindset as he tracks them down and brings them to justice.
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By Michelle Cohen Arizona Daily Wildcat Distinguished math professor and department head William McCallum has spent 22 years at the UA after finishing his postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of New South Wales and his doctorate in mathematics from Harvard. McCallum sat down with the Daily Wildcat to discuss his groundbreaking work on K-12 math education standards and the recent growth of the UA’s math department.
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Cameron Lee, a molecular and cellular biology junior, collects seeds for research in the Life Sciences South building on Monday. Lee is part of the Undergraduate Biology Research Program, one of many programs that can be found on a new website created by the College of Science.
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performance in classes, Burd said. “Several national studies have shown that undergraduate research improves undergraduate retention, provides more satisfaction with a major in science and increases the percentage of students who go to graduate and professional school after graduation,” she said. Undergraduate research is also a way that students can better connect with faculty in their areas of interest and form a stronger relationship with them, Cheu said. “Currently, all faculty members that are associated, in some way, with the College of Science are included in the database,” Cheu added. “We welcome any other faculty that offer undergraduate research opportunities to contact us for inclusion in the database.”
The site is maintained by the College of Science, but faculty members are responsible for keeping the site’s content and information fresh, Cheu said. The idea for a database came to Burd “in response to a need to assist students with finding a research mentor,” she said. “It was Glenda Gentile’s idea to create a new Web site for undergraduates who want to do research.” The site’s designers were inspired by the Undergraduate Biology Research Program at the UA, but wanted to reach out to more than just a select group of students, according to Burd. The site took two years to construct because all the data had to be collected, sorted and presented in a user-friendly way, Cheu said.
DW: You were recently chosen to help co-author an outline for math standards throughout the U.S. Can you tell me about that? Prof. McCallum: The goal is to develop common math standards for schools that would potentially be standards adopted by most states in the country. There’s a movement for the states to develop common math standards for what kids should know in math at each grade level, common across the U.S. I’m the lead of the team that’s going to produce those standards. It’s really about producing a common core, not about insisting every state has exactly the same standards. It’s trying to get them to have a common core or overlap. That’s why it’s called the “Common Core Standards.” It’s part of a broader movement, doing math and English, but I’m on the math team with school-teachers, math education specialists and researchers. There’s about 20 people. It’s a large group of people that hasn’t been finalized yet. It will be soon, probably by end of this week they will announce the whole team. What standards are currently in place for schools? Currently most states will have standards that vary from state to state. That variation causes problems. One is that textbooks are gigantic. If you’re a textbook company trying to write for high school algebra adopted in California and Massachusetts, you have to obey all those state’s standards and if they’re all different you have to stuff a lot of stuff in there. If all states would agree on what they wanted, textbooks could be smaller. Also, a lot of people move around these days. If you’re in the second grade in Massachusetts then go to third grade in
Texas, you might find you’re studying stuff you already did last year or you may have no idea (what is being taught) if standards are different. When do you expect the new standards to be completed? It’s supposed to be done by the end of January and states will have to go through a process of deciding whether or not to adopt these standards. The hope is to have it done in January so states will be able to do that by the summer and potentially adopt the standards by the fall, but different states have different timetables. How is the math department dealing with budget cuts? Well we haven’t implemented this year’s yet. We had a big cut last year and another this year, which we will have to deal with. We converted some classes to lectures. I think we’ve done it in a way that still works and you get what you pay for. It’s better to try and teach math classes in small sections but when we can’t afford that anymore. We try to do it with classes that work. One class was business math and we talked to the Eller (College of Management) school about this and they seemed to be okay with it. We tried to implement it in a way it would work. We’re also looking into things like online classes for the future. I think there probably will be more budget cuts and we have to face that by trying to think about ways which we can maybe have classes online. We haven’t done that yet but we’re planning on it next year. Is anything new going on in the math department this semester? We had 500 extra students this semester, that’s 10 percent increase in students taking math classes. That was an exciting time. We are doing a good job and managed to get everyone covered with classes. Is that increase unusual for the math deptartment? Yes, it’s unusual.You may have seen the articles about the general increase at UA this year. People have different explanations but the increase in math was even bigger. I think a lot of students coming in were more prepared for math classes than usual. We have a lot of math majors in the incoming freshman class.
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Slain Yale student remembered, Honduran regime mourned at California funeral cracks down on dissent McClatchy Newspapers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Yale University student Annie Le, a brilliant young woman from Placerville with an infectious laugh and a dream of medical healing, was eulogized Saturday as her mother read a poem in Vietnamese, saying,“Farewell, my child.” Sunlight streamed through foothill oaks and ornate windows into Holy Trinity Catholic Church in El Dorado Hills, Calif., as family members and parishioners passed Le’s coffin for Holy Communion. They honored her with prayers and hymns in English and with “Amazing Grace”sung inVietnamese.“You were born in my loving embrace, the most wonderful gift that God had sent to me,” mother Vivian Van Le said her poem, translated by Annie’s brother, Christopher Le. “You left life at too young of an age, all your dreams and hopes of your future gone with you to your resting place.” Le, a graduate student in pharmacology, disappeared Sept. 8 from a laboratory building on the university’s New Haven, Conn., campus. Five days later, on the Sunday she was to be married
to fiancé Jonathan Widawsky, her body was found hidden in a wall at the Yale lab. New Haven police have arrested Raymond Clark III, an animal research technician who worked in the building, and charged him in Le’s murder. “Annie’s family is looking at this particular occasion as a chance for the family itself to come to reconciliation with what humanly isn’t reconcilable,” said Monsignor James Kidder, Holy Trinity’s pastor. Standing near the draped casket, Kidder, who knew Le personally, began the Mass, saying,“The whole community feels the loss.” During his sermon, Kidder told the congregation that Le“still is present, still loving you as she did a couple of weeks ago.” For the young woman, who as a doctoral student and National Institute of Health research intern conducted studies seeking cures for diabetes and degenerative bone disease, her pastor said: “The worth of Annie’s life was not its length. It was the intensity of love, the intensity of passion, the intensity of care.”The homicide ended the life — and promise — of 2003 valedictorian from Union Mine High School in the rural town of El Dorado, Calif. She was a
young volunteer at Marshall Hospital in El Dorado County, Calif., who went on to study cell and developmental biology at the University of Rochester and won a highly coveted internship conducting stem cell research at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. But Dan Nguyen, a cousin who was raised in the family and treated as a brother, said he preferred to remember Le, the spirited, 4-foot-9 woman,“as the silly girl that she always was, that we fell in love with.” He spoke of an accomplished scholar who would still “play with stuffed animals, watching cartoons with my younger brothers and talking to me as if I still was a 5-year-old.”“There are many things to be said of my sister, of her academic excellence,” he said “That is not to say that my family was not proud of her achievements. But her character was more important. She was compassionate and loving.”The readings from Old and New Testament were chosen by the family. Some were read in both Vietnamese and English. Among the readings was a passage from Matthew’s gospel, “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The de facto government of Honduras that took power three months ago found itself increasingly isolated Monday after suspending basic civil rights and closing down television and radio stations allied with ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Governments ranging from the United States to Chile to France condemned the moves, as did the Organization of American States, Human Rights Watch and the leading candidate for president in Honduras. “We are very concerned by the de facto regime’s suspension of fundamental liberties,” said Charles Luoma-Overstreet, a State Department spokesman in Washington. “We call on the de facto regime to lift the decree and take the necessary steps to initiate a meaningful negotiation with President Zelaya.” Interim President Roberto Micheletti’s moves caught most observers by surprise because the government seemed to have
the upper hand since Zelaya sneaked back into Honduras a week ago and sought refuge at the Brazilian Embassy. Government troops have trapped Zelaya inside the embassy, and he’s failed to muster a groundswell of public support. The Micheletti government, however, felt threatened by Zelaya’s call for his supporters to launch “a final offensive” Monday. The question is whether the government’s move will harden positions on both sides or serve as a catalyst to break the stalemate that predates Zelaya’s ouster June 28. For now, at least, the Micheletti government seems dug in. It issued a decree late Sunday that suspends civil liberties for as long as 45 days “to guarantee peace and public order in the country and because of the calls for insurrection that Mr. Zelaya has publicly made.” The decree prohibits unauthorized gatherings and permits the police to arrest “any person who poses a danger to his own life or those of others” without the judicial warrant that’s usually required.
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Another chalker busted, then dismissed
nd so the UA chalking rebellion of 2009 comes to an end — we hope. The University of Arizona Police Department is in the process of dismissing charges against two students arrested and cited for drawing in chalk on campus in two separate protests. Yesterday, Desert Lamp blogger and former Daily Wildcat columnist Evan Lisull was cited, detained and released by UAPD on criminal damage charges for his chalk art. Lisull was protesting similar charges against Jacob Miller, the graduate student arrested and fined for drawing in chalk in protest of the UA budget cuts and transformation at Thursday’s Arizona for Education rally. The Daily Wildcat supported Miller’s initial protest right to free speech, and we fully back Lisull for making his own statement about the lack of accepted free speech at this university. We believe these two chalk incidents and the general uproar that followed led President Robert Shelton to direct UAPD to “avoid citing individuals for criminal damage for similar future incidents, and to refer students who appear to have committed similar acts to the Dean of Students Office,” as reported in a statement by Paul G. Allvin, associate vice president of communications. The Wildcat applauds the UA for dismissing the charges. It’s clear that further arrests for something as innocuous as chalk art would have made the university appear not only petty and vindictive, but also downright hostile to peaceful and appropriate forms of dissent. Furthermore, our university needs more students, such as Miller and Lisull, who truly care about the issues facing all Arizona students. What are our universities if not open forums for the exchange of ideas and information? Students with the guts to make their voices heard should be commended, not punished. While we hope the free speech battle on the UA campus is really over for now, it’s ridiculous that two students had to be arrested before the administration realized officials were out of line in the first place. We hope the UA learns from this incident and realizes it’s not constructive to detain or arrest a student every time he has something negative to say about the way this institution is run. Given the selective nature of these arrests, it truly seemed like students were being arrested for their opinions rather than vandalism. UAPD was smart to drop charges against Lisull and Miller before UA students chalked up this entire campus.
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A love note for the babe from the observer Palestine Delegation to the United Nations, written during Ahmadinejad’s speech Long dark hair, twisting back and forth like the Negev mountain peaks in the twilight; Eyes so volatile they pierce my vulnerable heart like a thousand Qassam rockets; Your tan body is hotter than a pita oven, Its curving border begging me to drive an armored supply line right up the middle of it. Who cares about Hamas’ utilities? Our electricity is all we need. Remember “Goldstone Report” as your safe word, I’m a rough occupier. You share your liquids like the West Bank’s aquifers, And I want it all. Let’s make a one-state solution, just the two of us. Save the serious talks for later, let’s just make our borders contiguous We’ll print our own road map — Through demographic domination our love will conquer all. —Daniel Greenberg is a Near Eastern studies senior. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
MAILBAG Cyclists and pedestrians both at fault for their never-ending war
I notice a string of articles lately that appear to target cyclists. I will agree there are a lot of dangerous people riding around on campus, and awareness or lack thereof is a contributing factor, but I also see pedestrians committing unsafe acts. There are countless of examples of this. I hate to see pedestrians fail to look when walking into or across a street. Irresponsible walkers also step into the street or bike lane, and sometimes they do these things while talking on the phone or wearing ear buds. With this in mind, I believe that it is necessary to launch an awareness campaign, which I support, but it needs inclusion of pedestrians as well. Some people just didn’t listen to their parents’ “look both ways before crossing the road”rule. Scott Morong Undeclared sophomore
Spoiled athletes need to be grounded
This letter is response to the numerous articles covering the outburst by Serena Williams at the U.S. Open. Well, I must state that something like this does not surprise me. After all, we have an undisciplined, spoiled brat who is underworked and overpaid that probably never had to earn a living, unless you consider hitting tennis balls all your life as some sort of labor. I am not familiar with the rules of tennis, nor do I want to be, but it seems apparent that this sport has a rank order of judicial
authority similar to other sports. Evidently the line judge is subordinate to the chair umpire so it would seem that if one is not satisfied with the decision made by a line judge they would simply appeal to the chair umpire. But when people are raised to believe that winning is the only thing and everything else is discounted, one may draw the conclusion that what Ms. Williams did was perfectly acceptable and appropriate. Let’s see, “screaming at an official with a jabbed finger” and stating: “I’m going to shove this ball down your (expletive) throat.” Even John McEnroe, another spoiled brat, was taken aback by her behavior. If I were the line judge, whether or not I was familiar with America’s culture or lack thereof, I would have felt sufficiently threatened to seek out the protection of law enforcement. Ms. Williams should have forfeited the match, been arrested and banned from tennis. Her ill-gotten gains then could be rightfully distributed to accomplish more important things than rewarding the tirades of a selfish materialistic ego. The question that remains for all forms of organized sport is where does one draw the line between protest and a complete disregard for authority? A public apology is simply not acceptable and the sponsors of Ms. Williams need to be made aware of this through direct contact up to and including the boycott of products. As the old television commercial states “anything less would be uncivilized.” Joe Bialek Cleveland, OH
Outrage over Jacob Miller’s arrest During this challenging time of budget cuts, administration, students, faculty and staff must come together to forge the best path for the future of the UA. But we all need to be mindful of the present to ensure that our vision does not obscure the current challenges we all face. Open dialogue and listening needs to come from all sides. Graduate student Jacob Miller was part of an event that promoted these two things. The students who organized Thursday’s Arizona for Education rally hoped to persuade everyone that we all have a stake in the budget and spoke out for shared governance and transparency. Unfortunately, the University of Arizona Police Department, we will assume with the support of administration, saw fit to arrest Jacob Miller. Actions such as these shut down dialogue between administration, students, faculty and staff, and instead further split the groups into warring factions. But more importantly, the arrest propagates a sense of fear and mistrust throughout the university community. We demand a university setting where students feel free to express their views without fear of arrest or intimidation.
Derek Adams and Erica Cirillo-McCarthy English Graduate Union Co-Chairs
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Fearfully and wonderfully made
n Connecticut, there lived a sixteen-year-old boy named Jeffrey. From a very young age, he knew he was different. He was attracted to other boys in more than a friendly manner. At the age of 10, Jeffrey finally admitted to himself that he was gay. At the tender age of 14, Jeffrey began cross-dressing and dating other boys. Like all human beings, Jeffrey had the right to date whomever he wanted, and it seemed that he would develop into a healthy adult who accepted himself. But at the age of 16, undoubtedly pressured by societal and spiritual forces, he ventured into the Manifested Glory Ministries where church elders proceeded to “cast out” his “homosexual demon.” Prophetess Patricia McKinney and her husband Kelvin McKinney of Manifested Glory Ministries placed their hands on the boy during a bible study session attempting to free him from his homosexuality while church members watched the spectacle, organ music playing in the background. Meanwhile, teenage Jeffrey convulsed on the floor, near seizure, even vomiting uncontrollably at one point. The churchgoers who performed the “casting out” were kind enough to videotape the twenty minute ordeal and post it on YouTube.com, although it has since been removed. However, an article by The Associated Press entitled “Connecticut Church Creates Stir With Gay Exorcism Video” recounts the video’s details. According to the article, churchgoers yelled at the boy’s limp body: “‘Come on, you homosexual demon! You
homosexual spirit, we call you out right now! Loose your grip, Lucifer!’” Patricia McKinney justified her actions in an interview with The Associated Press saying, “We believe a man should be Arianna with a woman and a woman Carter should be with a man … we have nothing against columnist homosexuals. I just don’t agree with their lifestyle.” McKinney went on further to say,“This young man came to us. We didn’t go to him … He was dressing like a woman and everything. And he didn’t want to be like that.” After his experience, Jeffrey claimed that the “homosexual demon” had left him and now he would go to heaven because the pearly gates would certainly be slammed in his face if he clung to this “homosexual lifestyle.” “The spirit of homosexuality is not in me because I choose not to live in that way,” Jeffrey said in an interview on the “Tyra Banks Show.” A great deal of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals might wish at one point in their lives to push a magical heterosexuality button that erases same sex attraction so they can live their lives in a way that society deems “natural” and “normal.” If homosexuality was part of Jeffrey’s life since he was so young, could it really be wrenched from him in a 20-minute period of time? If one wants to view homosexuality as a curse and an unclean spirit that can be cast out, then in the video, it would appear as though something supernatural was leaving the boy as he writhes and
vomits, just like in the movie “The Exorcist.” Was he actually convulsing because a spirit was leaving him, or is it more likely he was having a panic attack because a room full of people were shouting at him and singling him out because of his sexuality? Concerning his “homosexual demon,” Jeffrey said on the in the same interview,“I am no longer gay but it’s still a process that I have to go through to be fully delivered.” When asked if that meant he still had same sex attraction he replied,“I still have temptations.” Finally, when asked if he was now attracted to women he said with the utmost uncertainty,“Women, um, yes.” Can “homosexual demons” really be cast out through divine intervention? No, because there is no such thing as a homosexual demon. Although he endured the “casting out” Jeffrey still admitted to being tempted by attractive men suggesting that maybe it didn’t work. Jeffrey’s homosexuality was a part of him and spiritual “casting out” cannot remove a person from her or himself. As an LGBT individual, one shouldn’t feel a need to be ceremoniously exorcised to be “normal.” Furthermore, there is no such thing as the “homosexual lifestyle.” Homosexuals eat, drink, sleep, hurt, live, love and laugh the
same as heterosexual people. The only difference between homosexuals and heterosexuals is sexual preference. Hopefully, Jeffrey and all struggling LGBT people can overcome their self-doubt and selfhatred. They should realize that no mistakes occurred when they were born to make them the way they are, and who they are is in no way bad, wrong or disgusting. They, like all of God’s creatures, are fearfully and wonderfully made. — Arianna Carter is a creative writing junior. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fewer than 50 respondents said Hay had their full support. When the same question was raised about Shelton, 256 voters held no support while 64 expressed full support. “I think it will take time to sort out the multiple meanings of the poll,” Shelton told the Daily Wildcat. “I’d like to get more dialogue, which I hope will come from the meetings college by college.” Shelton immediately released a statement following the release of the results in which he said, “While there is variable representation across colleges … there are nevertheless some very clear themes that stand out in the answers from those faculty who voted.” Mentioning that the state Legislature has cut UA funding by $100 million already, Shelton said, “We have attempted to be as transparent in this process as possible.” The president also admitted that the upper administration must do more in the future to share budget details and search for solutions with the help of the faculty. “Many people on campus are frustrated. Many feel that they have not been heard,” Shelton said.“For some, personality and personal communication style are the issues.” He also said that it is not only members of the faculty who are frustrated with the university’s current budget situation. “I take the comments that were shared in the poll to heart,”Shelton said. “This has been a frustrating time for the administration as well as the faculty.” In order to gauge more reaction from the faculty, the UA Faculty Center has set a faculty-only forum for Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Family and Consumer Sciences building, said Faculty Vice Chair Robert Mitchell. “Immediately what you’re going to start seeing is a lot more communication,”he said.“(Shelton) has pledged communication with the faculty leadership.” In order to show the president’s willingness to communicate more with the faculty, the administration and faculty leadership are currently working to set up presidential forums for each college in the near future, Shelton said. The Faculty Center is aiming
to release all comments made on the poll, as well as executive summaries written by members of the faculty leadership, by the end of the day on Friday, Mitchell said. Hay’s office declined comment and referred all questions to the Office of External Relations, who did not return phone calls Monday afternoon.
Glitches did not affect vote, faculty leadership says
A“few computer glitches”and operator errors that led to the discarding of some faculty members votes were not significant problems in the voting process, Mitchell said. Mitchell said he believes that most faculty members whose votes were not counted were able to vote again before polling ended last Friday. “Our sense is there weren’t very many (glitches),” he said. “It’s not very likely the votes would have
been skewed.” Many of the glitches were caused by the placement of certain punctuation in the comments portion of the poll. Of the 13 voting faculty members of the School of Journalism, one came forward to report a problem with the voting system counting a ballot, Director Jacqueline Sharkey said in a post on the UA Defender blog. “Since yesterday afternoon, I’ve heard from faculty members in (the colleges of) Agriculture, (Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Science that this happened to them,” she said, “so it’s not a problem confined to one college.” Although relatively few faculty members’ votes were not counted, the Faculty Center was disappointed with the computer glitches. “We are not pleased that anyone had a problem,” Mitchell said. “One problem is too many.”
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policebeat By Michael Merriman Arizona Daily Wildcat
Mens’ blunder with beer run
University of Arizona Police Department officers were on patrol near the intersection of Sixth Street and Warren Avenue on Sept. 19 at 12:13 a.m. when they observed several men walking around carrying cases of beer. According to police, three men were walking southbound along Sixth Street, two of them were carrying 30-packs of Keystone Light. Upon seeing police, one of the men attempted to conceal the 30 pack with his body. Police spoke with them and asked them for identification. One of the beer-carrying men offered police a fake drivers license, but officers were able to properly identify him and confiscate the fake ID. Both men were cited on charges of minor in possession, and one of them was additionally cited on charges of possession of a fake ID. The ID was confiscated by police.
Cops bust fraternity party, attendees flee
UAPD officers on patrol observed several people lingering in front of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on Sept. 19 at 12:50 a.m. According to police, two women and six men were standing on the south side of the building. When officers approached the group, the two women fled from the scene. Officers contacted the men, who told police they had only been walking down the sidewalk. Police then observed one of the women run into the fraternity house and music and loud yelling could be heard coming from inside of the building. Police knocked on the front door and through the glass they observed a man holding a can of beer look out and see police, then turn around and run through the house warning others. Police also watched as approximately 25 men and women holding beer cans attempt to hide from officers. Eventually, the Delta Tau Delta president came to the door and denied to police that a party was going on. Police told the man the gathering was not a sanctioned event and told him that he had 15 minutes to clear everybody out of the house. Several women tried to flee from police by running from the house and one officer injured his knee during the pursuit. Eleven people were cited on charges of minor in possession after leaving the house. All 11 people were released on scene and the incident has been referred to the Dean of Students Office. As officers were releasing the partiers, they observed three men urinating in a parking lot while a woman sat waiting in a running pickup truck. When the men finished, they attempted to get back into the pickup truck and leave. Police stopped the men and spoke with the woman. The woman was cited on charges of driving under the influence and the three men were cited on charges of criminal nuisance. All four subjects were released on scene.
Disorderly dorm disturber cited for minor in possession
UAPD officers responded to reports of an unidentified male screaming, yelling, throwing beer cans and rolling around on the ground outside of the Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall on Sept. 19 at 2:50 a.m. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the man on the northeast corner of Park Avenue and Second Street. According to police, the man admitted to drinking beer that evening, his speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot and the strong odor of intoxicants was detected on his breath. Police cited the man on charges of minor in possession and he was released on scene.
‘Can we talk about this tomorrow?’
UAPD officers were dispatched to the Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall Sept. 22 at approximately 12:21 a.m. in response to a call from a resident assistant about the odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. When officers arrived, they met with the RA who led them to the room where the odor was coming from. Officers knocked on the door for several minutes before a man finally answered the door. Officers told the man why they were there and stated that they wanted to ask him some questions. The man asked,“Can we talk about this tomorrow?” Officers told the man they needed to talk immediately and asked to be allowed into the room. The man agreed and officers entered. Inside the room, officers detected the odor of marijuana and questioned the man and his roommate. The men admitted to smoking marijuana earlier that day but claimed to have done so outside. The men also claimed to have no more marijuana in the room, but one of the men produced a glass pipe containing marijuana residue. Both men admitted to using the pipe earlier in the day. Police referred the incident to the Dean of Students Office and the pipe has been confiscated by police.
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UAPD officers were dispatched to Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall on Sept. 23 at 1:11 a.m. in reference to a medical assistance call. Dispatch advised officers that a woman had fallen and was currently awaiting emergency medical services. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the woman who was surrounded by several of her friends. According to the woman, she was getting out of her bed, which was a few feet off of the ground, and her foot slipped on a chair that she was using. The woman then landed on the chair, injuring her groin area. The woman also claimed to have struck her chest on the bed during the fall. The woman had several bruises on her body and told police that she had begun bleeding from her vagina as a result of the fall. Tucson Fire Department officers arrived to evaluate the woman’s condition. After completing an examination of the woman, TFD transported her to University Medical Center for treatment.
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Sophomore kicker Alex Zendejas boots the football as junior punter Keenyn Crier holds on Sept. 12 against Northern Arizona. Zendejas and the rest of the special teams have struggled early on this season for the Wildcats, but overall, the Arizona roster has much to be optimistic about.
Wildcats in good shape after 1/3 of season
As the calendar page is about to flip to October, the vast majority of nonconference games are out of the way and each squad is getting into the meat of its respective schedules. After all the preseason prognosticating, fans can finally get a feel for how their teams will measure up, now that the season is one-third over for most teams. In the case of this year’s football team (3-1, 1-0 Pacific 10 Conference), there’s some good, some bad and some downright ugly aspects to its game. Here’s how the Arizona Daily Wildcat grades the UA football team’s performance so far this year.
Running Backs: A
Easily the most impressive aspect of the team. Junior Nic Grigsby is averaging 8.1 yards per carry and topped the 100-yard mark in the first two games of the season. Sophomore Keola Antolin is a proven running back and Grigsby’s injury showed just how many horses are in the UA’s stable. Greg Nwoko looked both powerful and fast during Saturday’s win against Oregon State and fourth-string running back Nick Booth displayed some of his skills too. If the Wildcats go far this year, it will be the running attack that takes them there.
Defensive Line: A-
Defensive end Brooks Reed was supposed to have a breakout season. He hasn’t yet as he’s been slowed by an ankle injury, but the rest of the line is picking up the slack. The group has been consistently inconveniencing the opposing quarterback. While they don’t always get a sack, the pressure makes the rest of the defense’s life easier. Just ask Oregon State how relentless this unit can be.
Offensive Line: B
Many UA fans were worried how the offensive line would cope with the loss of left tackle Eben Britton to the NFL. So far, it seems like the group is doing just fine. Despite a few recent injuries — guard Vaughn Dotsy and tackle Mike Diaz (concussions) — and a less-than-stellar effort against Iowa, the O-line has done a good job of protecting Arizona’s young quarterbacks. The offensive line has done a great job of opening up holes for the running game — see 223.25 yards rushing per game, good enough for 13th in the nation. The O-line is also doing well in the passing game. Nick Foles wasn’t sacked in his first-career start in the win against Oregon State and the line was dominant against Central Michigan in the season-opener. If the offensive line keeps up this kind of effort, Wildcat quarterbacks might not need to do much laundry this season.
While this unit has three senior starters, not one of them had a whole lot of experience. Based on the performance through four games, they could have fooled anybody. Middle linebacker Vuna Tuihalamaka has been a beast — he’s tied for a teamhigh 31 tackles and he has one tackle for loss and an interception. Xavier Kelley and Sterling Lewis haven’t dazzled — 23 and 14 tackles, respectively — but they haven’t disappointed either. Each linebacker has running back speed and it’s showing. Central Michigan’s coaching staff called the UA defense the fastest it’s ever seen. This group of linebackers was one of the primary reasons.
Senior safety Cam Nelson and a
senior cornerback Devin Ross were supposed to anchor the squad. Despite Ross’ Defensive Pac-10 Player of the Week award for his efforts against Oregon State, neither player has performed up to expectations so far this season. It’s been redshirt sophomore Trevin Wade who’s leading the way. Wade has already picked off four passes — tied for second in the nation — and batted down eight passes — tied for fourth in the nation. Without Wade, the UA secondary would have greatly underperformed so far. If Ross, Nelson and sophomore Robert Golden pick up their game, this unit could be one of the most fearsome in the Pac-10.
After the first two games, sophomore Matt Scott appeared to be trying to find his way in the offense and it would be his job to lose. Well, he lost his job and redshirt sophomore Nick Foles was efficient and impressive during a 37-32 Arizona win Saturday at Oregon State. Despite holding a 3-1 record neither quarterback has shown a consistent ability to throw the ball deep. That needs to change if the Wildcats want to get close to last season’s success.
Wide Receivers / Tight Ends:
Sure, the absence of Rob Gronkowski and the lingering injuries for wide out Delashaun Dean aren’t helping, but this group needs to get better as a whole. During the 19-6 season-opening win against Central Michigan, UA wide receivers dropped about half a dozen passes. Senior Terrell Turner was supposed to emerge as the Wildcats’ main possession receiver, but he’s gotten off to a slow start.
David Douglas and David Roberts have stepped up in the past two games, but players like Dean, Turner, Juron Criner and William “Bug” Wright need to pick up their play to keep the Wildcats from becoming a one-dimensional offense.
Special Teams: D+
The “+” was only earned during Saturday’s win against Oregon State. In fact, a “D+” might still be generous at this point. The kick return and kick coverage units have been average, but the kickers have been inconsistent at best. After tying a school record with four made field goals in the season opener, place kicker Alex Zendejas has struggled mightily. Head coach Mike Stoops’ choice to fake a 40-yard field goal try against Iowa shows the lack of faith he has in his kicker. Zendejas even concussed his own teammate when one of his kicks smacked offensive lineman Vaughn Dotsy in the back of the helmet during a 34-17 win against NAU. Punter Keenyn Crier had been struggling as well, until the last quarter of the Oregon State game. Just before halftime, his 13-yard punt set the Beavers up to take a 3-point lead at the break. His three boots that pinned Oregon State at its own 3-yard line played a huge role in the Wildcats’ win, so huge that he earned a game ball after the contest, a distinction given by a team’s coach to the best players of that game. If Arizona wants to post a second-consecutive season with a winning record in Pac-10 play, each kicker needs to perform up to their standards. — Compiled by Brian Kimball
Bear down, drink up
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ex sells, so we have pom squad. Entertainment sells, so we have pregame fireworks and a marching band. Beer sells, so where’s the tap at in Arizona Stadium? As disposable income shrivels in a horridly hard-hit state, the upper-deck corner bleachers shine under the stadium’s lights. But it’s an eyesore of emptiness. As the tailgating buzz fades every time officials utter the word “offsides,” the Zona Zoo piles through the exits, starting with the halftime, mass exodus. No matter what the score. So how can UA Athletic Director Jim Livengood sell more tickets and keep the house packed all game?
Keep the buzz alive — sell beer. It’s what university police departments fear, yet university checkbooks can’t resist: beer sales during college football games. Bryan It’s legal to tailgate Roy and drink beer on the online editor UA Mall on gameday — what’s so special about the orb around chalked grass and field goals? Bottom line: It’s a money thing. Almost 40 of the biggest NCAA Division I schools permit beer sales, according to The Wall Street Journal. Most of those stadiums are off-campus and city- or state-owned, like Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium that hosts University of Memphis football games. This year, Memphis decided to allow beer sales in order to avoid a projected loss in operating costs. A school official estimated allowing beer sales could bring up to $200,000 in revenue. It’s a money thing. Insist on playing the morals card?
The Arizona football team is riding high after a 37-32 road win against Oregon State to open up Pacific 10 Conference play, but the squad is licking its collective wounds as well. And there’s a whole lot of hurting going on in Tucson at the moment. Including tight end Rob Gronkowski — who is out for the season with a back injury — at least eight Arizona starters and two key reserves are banged up. “You’re always going to have injuries in football, it doesn’t matter what level it is. It’s part of the deal and you’ve got to work through it,” said UA offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes. “The good teams just find a way and somebody else steps up, and they move on and persevere through it.” The “somebody else” Dykes was referring to was third-string running back Greg Nwoko. The redshirt freshman finished the game against Oregon State with 44 yards on nine carries and added 76 yards on four catches. Also catching some of Dykes’ praise was reserve offensive lineman Herman Hall, whom Dykes said “played as well as any lineman we had last week.” The likes of Nwoko and Hall will need to keep up their solid play in the coming weeks to keep Arizona on the INJURIES, page 8
Ross named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week Arizona football cornerback Devin Ross was named the Pacific 10 Conference Player of the Week for his performance in Arizona’s 37-32 victory against the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday. Ross, a senior, led the Wildcats with 12 tackles, seven of which were solo tackles. In addition, he ended the Beavers chances to steal the Arizona win with a fourth-quarter interception. With just a minute and a half left in the game, Ross jumped on and picked-off Beaver quarterback Sean Canfield’s pass after OSU had driven to their own 40-yard line from their 3-yard line on just three plays. It was Ross’ first player of the week honor and also the first for an Arizona player through four games this season. — Arizona Daily Wildcat
Selling booze would sell tickets and keep the buzz strong at football games
Say beer shouldn’t intertwine with a “classroom-driven” environment? Do booze sales not represent the perfect “student-athlete?” Does it sell the soul of college football? Or has that soul already been sold to corporate sponsors and lucrative billion-dollar television contracts? Don’t play that hand. College football is a business. Big business. And like any multi-million-dollar company — the UA Athletics Department operates with a self-generated $47 million budget — it’s all about offering consumers the product at the right cost. Simple economics. It’s a money thing. But authorities insist on an underage drinking problem. God forbid our scholars under 21 get exposed to that forbidden drug. Or would selling beer ease the pressure to get hammered enough to last the entire game drunk? Isn’t binge drinking, as machine-gun-style consumption, more dangerous than a slow-paced marathon? No matter what, students will try their best to smuggle in alcohol. I’ve seen
someone wear an arm sling and lodge a water bottle of Captain Morgan between the sling and his body. Forget exploring Mars: Now that’s innovative. Sell beer in clear cups. Sell over-21 wrist bands. Let those yellow security guards do their jobs and pick out nonwrist-band-boozing students. Heck, add it to the CatCard meal plan. But you insist drunk driving would surge? What about those driving to the stadium having downed 14 shots of Jäger and bottle of Faderade on the drive over in anticipation of an upcoming three-hour dry spell? Cut off beer sales at the fourth quarter. Then at the end of the season — this one without a particularly “I’ve Gotta Be There” game — use that $200,000 toward the North End Zone expansion to fancy recruits and build a powerhouse that sells out 60,000 tickets each Saturday. All that from beer money. — Bryan Roy can be reached at email@example.com
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Junior tight end Rob Gronkowski, in street clothes, walks alongside freshman Jake Baratz after the Wildcats’ victory against Northern Arizona on Sept. 12, 2009. Gronkowski, who had a season ending back surgery, is one of eight starters injured.
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Reserves get chance with hurt teammates
winning track. Among the ailing Arizona players are wide receivers William “Bug” Wright (knee) and Delashaun Dean (thigh), running backs Nic Grigsby (shoulder) and Keola Antolin (ankle), offensive linemen Vaughn Dotsy (concussion) and Mike Diaz (concussion), and defensive lineman Brooks Reed (ankle). Also injured are defensive end Dominique Austin and defensive tackle Donald Horton, although defensive coordinator Mark Stoops wouldn’t give specifics about their injuries. “That’s not up to me to comment on those injuries at all,” Stoops said, adding that there is no timetable in place as to when any of the defensive players will return to full participation with the team. Thankfully for the Wildcats, the team doesn’t have a game this weekend and will use the down time to rest up before the Oct. 10 contest in Seattle, Wash., against the Huskies. Arizona will need the majority of those players to be healthy enough to suit up against Washington to give the Wildcats the best chance at winning two consecutive
games in the Pacific Northwest. “It’s weird. Injuries kind of come in bunches. Sometimes you don’t have a lot, and it seems like when you have one or two then you get a bunch,” Dykes said.“The good thing is that we’ve got an open date. I think we’ll have nearly everybody back by the time we play Washington.” However, Wright will not be among them. He had arthroscopic surgery on his knee to fix damaged ligaments and will miss two to three weeks, Dykes said. The remaining players should be ready to play on Oct. 10, but even if they aren’t ready, Dykes thinks the Wildcats will still be in good shape. “Anytime that you force guys into situations where they have to play and then they go out and play well, it doesn’t do anything but help your program,” Dykes said. “I feel really good about the young players we have in our program, and the recruiting that we’ve done, and the player development and that type of thing. I couldn’t be more pleased with a lot of these guys.”
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Arizona’s junior setter Paige Weber (34) goes up for a block against then-No. 14 UCLA on Saturday night. The Wildcats fell at the hands of the Bruins, snapping their 12-game win streak to start the seasons.
Rubio wanting more scoring opportunities By Nicole Dimtsios Arizona Daily Wildcat Arizona volleyball fell to then-No. 14 UCLA for their first loss of the season Saturday, but losing this early in the season doesn’t immediately sound the alarm bells. Yet a sense of urgency hit the Wildcats this weekend. “Everyone was talking about the record,”said junior setter Paige Weber.“Being 12-0 is great, but being 12-0 can also give you a false sense of security.” The Wildcats knew that conference play was going to be more challenging, but their style of play wasn’t up to the level of the Pacific 10 Conference. The problem for the No. 18-ranked Wildcats (121) over the weekend was their inability to get their attack going. Even though junior outside hitter Whitney Dosty returned to action for Arizona, her presence wasn’t enough to keep the kills coming. While she was able to make some plays on offense, Dosty only saw limited action in the weekend’s matches and could not play to her full potential due to her hand injury. Instead, Arizona attempted to find other sources for their attack, calling on middle blockers sophomore Courtney Karst and senior Jacy Norton to bulk up the offense. It worked on Friday night against then-No. 13 USC. Arizona was able to rely on a spread offensive attack, totaling three players with double-digit kills. The same wasn’t true on Saturday against the Bruins. Although it recorded a .282 attacking percentage in the first set against UCLA, Arizona’s offense struggled in the second, third and fourth sets, recording an attacking percentage of .070, .033 and .022, respectively. Before last weekend, the Wildcats had hardly been challenged. Although head coach Dave Rubio dressed up the non-conference schedule in hopes of preparing the team for the Pac-10, the matches against USC and UCLA were the first real test of the
season for Arizona. The record and the rankings mean nothing when the players are on the court and the conference matches begin. Despite Arizona’s perfect ranking, they couldn’t stop the Bruins from walking away with the win. “I’ve always known that we’re pretty good. Where does pretty good rank? That’s a generic term,” Rubio said about evaluating his team.“The range (of play) is maybe with the top teams, and certainly 10-30. Where we are on that scale, I don’t know.” In an unpredictable conference like the Pac-10, effective scoring is a key to success — converting on the chances when the opportunity presents itself is a must. Instead of taking control of the match, Arizona let it slip by. “When you play against a team that wants to take your head off, they’re going to exploit every weakness,” Weber said of the loss to the Bruins. “We just sat back and took whatever (the opposition) gave us,”Weber said.“We let them dictate.” The question now for the Wildcats is how they will respond. Their play this weekend will set the tone for the rest of the season, especially in terms of their conference standing. Focusing on the little things is what Arizona will have re-evaluated in game preparation this week. Getting back to basics, starting with good passing, setting up the attack and limiting errors on the offensive side of the ball — those have been key for the Wildcats all season. “The differences between winning and losing are really small,” Rubio said. “Maybe a missed serve or someone’s out of position and not fulfilling their responsibility.” The conference season is only beginning, but the implications for conference bragging rights and a post-season appearance are at stake. Now, Arizona will have to regroup and somehow get their swagger back against the Washington schools.
Cowboys’ D leads the way to 21-7 win over Panthers The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Terence Newman dived into the end zone, threw the ball into the air and exhaled. The Dallas Cowboys were headed to victory and their maligned defense was the main reason for it. Newman returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown with 5:07 left, cracking open a tight game and sending the Cowboys to a 21-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Monday night. Dallas (2-1) came into this game without a takeaway or a sack, the latter number an especially sorry stat for last year’s NFL leaders. But the Cowboys harassed Jake Delhomme into three sacks, two interceptions and a fumble — and, most importantly, forced him and the Panthers (0-3) into four straight three-and-outs to start the second half. Two sacks and the fumble came on Carolina’s final drive. Tony Romo moved the ball well all night, but struggled to turn deep drives into points. Dallas was leading only 13-7 when Newman picked off a ball intended for Steve Smith and zipped toward the right corner of the end zone, hurtling in as he was caught from behind. Teammates mobbed him in celebration while a loud crowd of 90,588 savored the likelihood of the Cowboys’ first victory in their new $1.15 billion home, a week after a last-second loss to the NewYork Giants. Romo bounced back from an ugly three-interception outing by playing very carefully. He was 22 of 33 for 255 yards with no touchdowns — but also no turnovers. He didn’t throw deep too often and rarely into traffic. He had a chance to give Dallas a 10-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, but missed on short lobs into the
end zone to Roy Williams and Martellus Bennett, which gave Carolina hope. “You’re always frustrated and disappointed when you don’t play to what you feel like you’re capable of. That was me last week,” Romo said. “There’s a lot of adversity you have to go through at different times, and if you keep plugging away, playing hard and just trying to get better, it’ll come out the right way ... This week was all about trying to execute better so we could come out and get a win.” Delhomme blew it with the interception to Newman on the ensuing possession, and now his season and Carolina’s are going to face some heavy scrutiny. The Panthers have gone from 12-4 division champs to their worst start since 1998, when they started 0-7. Delhomme has 15 turnovers in his past 16 quarters, and Carolina is going into a bye week, meaning more time to stew over it all. Delhomme’s numbers weren’t terrible: 22 of 33 for 220 yards. But his six second-half drives ended with four punts, an interception and a fumble. Jay Ratliff had Dallas’ first sack and Mike Jenkins had the first pickoff. Rookie Victor Butler had the last two sacks, both on Carolina’s final drive, and he forced the fumble on the final one. Cowboys running back Marion Barber sat out with a thigh problem, and second-year backs Felix Jones and Tashard Choice picked up the slack. Jones had plays of 16, 18 and 20 yards on the first two drives, but Dallas didn’t have any points to show for it. He finished with 94 yards on only eight carries, and another 20 yards on a pass. He left with a knee injury in the third quarter, leaving Choice to handle the load. He finished with 82 yards on 18 carries, including a touchdown.
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After Shaq, Suns say it’s full speed ahead The Associated Press PHOENIX — With the failed Shaquille O’Neal experiment in their rearview mirror, the Phoenix Suns plan to put the pedal to metal and hope for the best. The Suns begin training camp with “a clear vision of how we’re going to play,” Steve Nash said at the team’s media day on Monday. That would be fast and furious, just like in the days when Mike D’Antoni was coach. “This year I think it’s going to be much clearer as to who we are and how we’re going to play,” Nash said, “and that’s going to allow us to build a chemistry and believe in one another.” Phoenix failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004 a year ago in a tumultuous season that saw new coach Terry Porter fired at the All-Star break and replaced with assistant Alvin Gentry, who is returning the team to D’Antoni’s high-flying style.
There also was the trade of Boris Diaw and Raja Bell to Charlotte for Jason Richardson and Jared Dudley, and the serious eye injury that required surgery and sidelined Amare Stoudemire for the final 29 games of the season. Considering all that happened, Nash said, “It’s not that remarkable that we didn’t make the playoffs.” O’Neal and his hefty salary were traded to Cleveland, leaving newcomer Channing Frye and Robin Lopez to hold down the center position. While O’Neal averaged 17.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, his absence will open the middle of the court for slashers Grant Hill and Richardson, and make room for the potent pick-and-roll game of Nash and Stoudemire. Stoudemire is healthy but his position is tenuous. He is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract after this season, and that could make him a candidate to be traded if the Suns
aren’t doing well. Gentry said worrying about the issue is “a waste of time” and Stoudemire downplayed the chance of a midseason trade. “I don’t think that far ahead,” he said. “Right now we’re just focusing on training camp.” The team will train through Sunday in San Diego before playing its preseason opener Oct. 6 against European team Partizan Belgrade in Phoenix. That will be followed by an outdoor game against Golden State Oct. 10 in Indian Wells, Calif. Gentry named Nash, Hill and Stoudemire co-captains. It’s the first time Stoudemire has worn the title. Gentry said it’s time for Stoudemire, a starter for the West in last season’s AllStar Game, to share the leadership role. “I think he’s at a stage in his career where if he’s going to be around here, he needs to have some responsibility as far as leadership,” Gentry said. “Make
no mistake about it, it’s Steve’s team. I tell everybody that, but we’ve got to have other leaders, also. I expect Grant and Amare to step up.” Gentry said he told Stoudemire “as a captain of this team, you’re expected to lead by example, not just verbally, but you’ve got to lead by example.” The coach said he expects to go nine or 10 deep in his playing rotation, with Lopez, Leandro Barbosa, Goran Dragic, Louis Amundson and rookie Earl Clark coming off the bench. It’s not a roster that rivals the powerhouses of the West, but Nash, who signed a two-year, $22 million contract extension that runs through 2012, knows the franchise’s limitations. “We don’t have the financial model that some of those teams have,” Nash said. Owner Robert Sarver took major hits in his personal real estate and banking businesses in the recession. Still, the Suns believe they have the
talent to surprise opponents, especially if they can improve their most glaring deficiency — defense. “We’re going to be a little bit more demanding defensively,” Gentry said. “I know every year we stand up here and say that, but I can honestly say that we are going to be more demanding defensively from the standpoint of just being more consistent in what we’re doing.” The Suns don’t have to be Boston, Cleveland or San Antonio, Gentry said, “because we are very good offensively.” “What we have to be able to do is consistently guard screen and rolls enough to where we come up with stops at the end of the game, and we have to be better in our rotation,” Gentry said. At least the players should be playing a style they love. “We’ve got to reinstate the culture that we had here,” Gentry said. “We’re going to attack. We’re going to score a lot of points.”
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UA researchers weigh-in on wetlands issue By Carly Kennedy Arizona Daily Wildcat Environmental researchers at the UA are stepping into a politically charged battle for Arizona’s water, saying they hope to lend a hand in reaching an intelligent decision. Due to the water shortage in the Southwest, politicians have started to look beyond the border to solve the region’s water woes, experts say. South of the Arizona-Mexico border, lies a massive open wetland — known as the Cienega de Santa Clara — that covers more than 40,000 acres alive with bustling bushes, thousands of migratory and resident birds, and numerous endangered species. Experts say the Cienega de Santa Clara is a relatively new thriving ecosystem — starting in the 1960s. Forty years of diverted agricultural runoff has turned what was once dry, desolate mud into a thriving ecosystem at the base of the Colorado River Delta. Jennifer Pitt, a senior resource analyst for the Environmental Defense
Fund, wrote in a statement that the Cienega de Santa Clara has become a crucial part of the Pacific Flyway for birds. The Cienega is also recognized by the Ramsar Convention, a group promoting the importance of wetlands, as a wetland with ecological significance. However, water managers in the Southwest have their eyes on a waterdesalting plant located in Yuma, Ariz., that hasn’t been used in years. In 2004, Congress passed an energy bill that gave the OK to dust off the cobwebs from the Yuma Desalting Plant and start filtering water coming from the Colorado River — which would be carried to cities in the Southwest and solve the water crisis. But the end product from filtered river water would be large concentrations of salt and brine that would eventually end up in the Cienega, Pitt said. Karl Flessa, director of the UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, along with a team of researchers from both the Southwest U.S. and Mexico, has spent the past three years studying the potential
effect the Yuma Desalting Plant has on the eco-system of the Cienega. “Running the Yuma Desalting Plant may increase the salinity of the water, and decrease the amount of water that flows into the Cienega,” Flessa said. “This is potentially harmful to the vegetation and may affect the quality of the habitat of the endangered species, waterfowl and migratory birds.” At least one member of Flessa’s team ventures to the Cienga every month to run tests for water salinity, ability to dissolve oxygen and selenium content. So far the team has found that if the desalting plant only operates at 10 percent total capacity, it would have little effect on the ecosystem of the Cienega — however, Flessa hopes for the best of both worlds. “Ideally, I would like for us to be able to maintain the Cienega and run the Yuma Desalting Plant,”Flessa said. “From what we have seen through different research projects, if ground water could be used with running the Yuma Desalting Plant it would not cause any harm to the Cienega.”
Photo courtesy of Héctor García
The Cienega de Santa Clara, a 15,000-acre wetland in Mexico’s Colorado River Delta, gets most of its water from agricultural return flow from the U.S.
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Arrests spur freedom of expression protest within UA campus
organizing over the weekend to distribute chalk and write messages of support. Lisull, one of the organizers of the mass chalkings, was arrested after writing messages like“chalk is speech” and “freedom of expression” on campus, but not before organizers said they bought two Walmarts out of sidewalk chalk and started distributing it by the bucket. “I would just love it if there was chalk all over campus by the end of the day,” said Eric Moll, a environmental science senior and one of the distributors of the chalk sticks, which were accompanied by a note reading, “Free Chalk for Free Speech.” But by the end of the day, they had accomplished something more. Kayla Crofoot, a pre-physiology freshman, was chalking the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center this afternoon along with several other people who had never met either Miller or Lisull, because, “Someone was arrested for speaking their mind,” she said.“In chalk, no less.” She called the arrests an “abuse of power” by UAPD and said she would write all day if necessary. “If it bothers (the administration) that bad,” she said.“It’s called water, it washes it right off.” The Office of University Communications issued a statement at 3:15 p.m. stating Shelton had instructed them to stop citing chalkers and to dismiss charges against the two students cited. “UAPD was doing its job to cite students for illegal behavior,” Paul Allvin, associate vice-president for communications, said in the release. “(Shelton) believes the best course of action is to handle these incidents as possible Code of Conduct violations through the Dean of Students Office.” “It’s a good step by President Shelton,” said Lisull. “That having been said, it’s not over; the issue’s not resolved.” The Dean of Students Office did not return phone calls by press time
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Kayla Crofoot, a pre-physiology freshman, protests the recent arrests by chalking the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center wall on Monday. Crofoot said she would “write all day” to protest the UAPD’s “abuse of power” in arresting two students in the last week.
to answer questions about possible university consequences for chalkers. To Kevin Kemper, an associate professor of journalism who teaches classes in media law and freedom of expression, the real issue is whether the citations were targeting the content and not the medium. “The use of sidewalk chalk on side-
walks, as far as I can tell, is not prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct or by state law,” he said. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a non-profit dedicated to defending individual rights at colleges and universities, gave the UA a speech code rating of “red,” the organization’s worst rating,
in April 2009 for, “at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech.” “There have been a number of concerns in the past few years about institutional attempts to silence student speech,” Kemper said. “And this incident, in my mind, seems to fit that trend.”
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