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Kroehler and Peterson join 1000 Point Club
Women’s basketball readies for conference
By Megan Maschoff
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Abel ties cracked and dirt art to nature By Aaron Wendorff
Scroll Staff Writer
chievements in college sports are always something to take notice of. Whether it is a team going to the championship, a player receiving a prestigious award or just simply setting a school record for most points in a game in any sport, it took a lot of hard work, practice and support of a team to get those achievements in a college career. On Jan. 18, Bethany men’s basketball fans witnessed not one but two milestones– all in the course of one game. Gavin Kroehler and Derek Peterson, both seniors, put on their jerseys Friday night for the game against Northland College, knowing that by the end of the night their name could end up in the record books under the heading of the “1000 Points Club.” With the help of some good passes and spot-on shots, it didn’t take long before there was not one, but two standing ovations complete with the chantings of both “Gavin Kroehler” and “Derek Peterson” from the Red Sea. “I have been playing for four years with these guys. It was nice to do it with Derek and these guys as well. We’re roommates, and we both kind of knew coming into tonight that there would be a chance. You don’t really see it too often where two people get it the same night, so it was cool to do that,” said Kroehler. “Throughout these four years, we have put a lot of hard work in. I couldn’t have done it without my teammates and coaches. The best thing though was that we got the win, and that’s all that matters,” said Peterson. While the team celebrated Kroehler and Peterson’s accomplishments, they real-
Jan 24th, 2013
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The Vikings played a hard game against St. Scholastica, losing 67-76. Sophomore Shelby Wiederhoeft lead the team with 23 points on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Wiederhoeft. Although the Lady Vikes hen it comes to the wrapped up their non-conferworld of sports, ence play with a record of whether it is high school, 2-9, their hard work did not college or professional, the go unnoticed. In the course non-conference play at the of two weeks, Wiederhoeft, beginning of the season and teammate Kasslin Swenalways brings questions and son were recognized with challenges. The Vikings the Upper Midwest Athletic women’s basketball team Conference’s player of the once again faced these week award for their impresobstacles with the first half sive games in the CMS/ of their schedule, but facing Caltech Holiday Tournathe teams they did is only ment in California, as well helping in the conference as the first three conference games. play. “I think both of them – “The good thing about our non-conference play is Wiederhoeft and Swenson that it made us a lot stron- – work so hard, in and out of ger. We played a lot of Iowa practice. They are great role schools in our non-confer- models on and off the court. ence games and they were It’s just nice to see their hard all very physical against us. work pay off. They play with We may not have won our tons of heart and feistiness, games but we gained a lot and they are like rebound of experience through those maniacs. They have really games. We got to see that stepped into big roles,” we needed some improve- said head coach Tiffany ment in areas and now we Young-Klockziem. Team co-captain Kelsie have the opportunity to work on [that] during our Ammann was also proud of practices to get us ready her teammates to receive for conference games,” said the recognition that they sophomore forward Shelby did.
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“Having two players be named UMAC players of the week is huge. They have worked extremely hard and deserve those titles. This also gives other teams a chance to see that we have a deep team and that we don’t just rely on one player every game,” said Ammann. It is that reliance on multiple, talented players that gives the Bethany team their edge. Although their record currently puts them at 2-3 in the conference, the individual game scores show that they put up a fight in each game – a fight they will keep battling in each conference game they have yet to play. “Our mindset will be that the teams we play against are tough teams, but we need to focus on what we need to do to stop them. We have many great athletes on our team and we have the ability to beat anyone in our conference. We just need to be focused on our game and play how we should and execute,” said Wiederhoeft. Even with the mindset of See page 4, Basketball
ecaying sidewalks, statues missing arms and “perfection through imperfection.” For Tom Abel, this is art at its finest. Abel, whose ceramic work is currently on display in the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, is an artist who aims for imperfection. His plates are cracked and his vases appear ancient. “This is my type of art for sure,” said junior Ezra Grabau, a history major who appreciated the ancient appearance. Librarian Alyssa Inniger praised it as “dirty—but on purpose.” In his lecture on Jan. 17, Abel spoke of when his family began, he stopped making art. Then seven years ago, after his youngest daughter got her driver’s license, he suddenly had something he had not had in years—time. His main words of encouragement to the audience were, “Its’ never too late to get back into doing something you love.” Junior Marcus Ruiz said these words stuck out to him: “That really encouraged me…to keep striving at the things I love doing. When Abel started up again, he “just went gung ho,” making pottery he thought was “different and interesting and thought others would too.” Two themes Abel stresses are imperfection and uniqueness. He tries to do everything freehand, not wanting “to make anything too perfect,” and he believes every artist should always experiment and make their work different from anyone else’s rather than conforming to whatever is “trendy.” Tom Abel’s “Cracked Clay” will be on display in the gallery through Feb. 22.
Jan. 24th, 2013
Super Bowl has come a long, lucrative way from humble beginnings By Kevin Baxter Los Angeles Times (MCT)
sellout crowd of 72,000, with many paying more than $3,000 a ticket, will file into the Superdome in New Orleans for the Super Bowl. Another 160 million people, spread throughout 200 countries, are expected to watch the game on television, driving commercial rates as high as $4 million for a 30-second spot. Clearly, the NFL’s annual championship game has become an event in which the pomp has outgrown the circumstances. But it wasn’t always that way. There were 33,000 empty seats in the first Super Bowl, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, where the halftime show featured two college bands and the Arcadia (Calif.) High drill team. “It wasn’t a big thing because no one knew what the Super Bowl was.” said Toni Tuck, who marched with the Arcadia drill team that day. “It was just another gig.” That went for the players too. “Originally, it was just another ball-game,” said Jerry Kramer, then an AllPro guard with the Green Bay Packers, winners of the first two Super Bowls.
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ize there is still work to be done as they now face big conference match ups. The men started off conference play against the always big rival, Martin Luther College, whom they defeated 85-49. After that, they were introduced to the a team in the league, North Central, who inched past them with a final score of 94-103. However, the Vikings came right back in the next game against their other rival Northwestern, where they won by three. “It always feels good to beat the school’s rival MLC and obviously with Northwestern knocking us out of the playoffs last year, it felt good to come out with a win there too. But now it’s time to focus on the next opponents as the league is really strong this year,” said senior
Truth be told, it wasn’t even called the Super Bowl then. For the first two years the game went by the rather clunky “AFL-NFL Championship Game.” But when Lamar Hunt, owner of the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, off-handedly referred to it as the Super Bowl, borrowing the name from a popular kids’ toy called the Super Ball, the name stuck, which is why a black rubber Super Ball remains on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yet, despite all that, Kramer says even the NFL was surprised to see the game bloom into the cultural touchstone and de facto national holiday it has become. When Kramer was selected to the Super Bowl’s Silver Anniversary team in 1990, the league presented him with a commemorative book. And in it Kramer says the authors quote former commissioner Pete Rozelle, who helped give birth to the Super Bowl, turning to a friend at Super Bowl XI and asking, “Did you ever believe it would be this big?” “Now if Pete didn’t understand where it was going and what the potential was, it really isn’t much of a surprise that no one guard, Patrick Garvin. With the conference schedule playing out like it does, the Vikings will face all three teams again and those games will see some adjustments. “We always try to adjust. Having seen North Central for the first time, I think we will have some adjustments to that game and obviously we got beat by them. Hopefully we can do a lot of the same things we did against MLC because we had a lot of success. Northwestern always seems to be a one or two possession game regardless of what happens every time we play,” said coach David Balza. Although the Vikings currently sit with a 4-1 conference record and have played really strong in each one of those games, they know that defense is an area they need to focus on. “What we really want our guys to do is play with their maximum effort every single possession on defense. If we do that, we should be able to be in every single
else did,” Kramer said. “Certainly I didn’t.” Nor were Kramer and Rozelle alone. Two years after retiring as a player in 1968, Kramer had thoughts of investing in an NFL team, so he began ringing up old friends for advice. “I went around to five or six NFL general managers and I’m asking questions about the future of the game, where’s it going, how about television money, what’s it look like?” Kramer said. “I got comments like ‘peaking,’ ‘saturation,’ ‘overexposure,’ ‘leveling off.’ “Our guy in Green Bay said, ‘Gee, Jerry I don’t know. Tickets have gone from $2.60 to $5. I don’t know how much more these people can pay.’ “ The answer? A lot more. The cheapest seat at a Packers game cost $72 last season, when the team’s waiting list for season tickets topped 100,000. And while the top price for a ticket to the first Super Bowl was $12, face value for tickets to this year’s game ranged from $600 to $1,200, and on Tuesday Ticketmaster was asking more than $13,210 for its most expensive seats. Rather that causing interest in the game to wane, the exorbitant prices the
NFL charges for everything related to the Super Bowl, from tickets to TV time, has actually fanned the game’s growth. Or at least that’s the theory pushed by Fred “the Hammer” Williamson, a flamboyant defensive back on the Kansas City Chiefs team that lost to Kramer’s Packers in Super Bowl I. “Money has changed the game,” said Williamson, who retired from the NFL a year after his Super Bowl appearance to become an actor. “It’s all a hype to make more money, to get more television commercials. It’s all predicated on money. So it eventually had to grow to do that.” And so did the halftime show. What started out with two bands, a high school drill team and two guys wearing jet packs eventually became a worldwide showcase for the likes of Madonna, U2, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Who and Janet Jackson’s infamously malfunctioning wardrobe. “The Super Bowl then was no big deal,” said Tuck, 62, who remembers she and her Arcadia High classmates marching out of step to the wrong music in Super Bowl I. “We were high school
girls. What did we know?” She lives in Pasadena, not far from where Michael Jackson performed during the intermission of Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl. “It’s amazing,” she said of the changes. As for what was at stake in the actual game that first Super Bowl Sunday, for Williamson’s Chiefs it was a chance to prove the AFL was ready to be taken seriously. The Packers, meanwhile, were out to prevent that, with the league putting heavy pressure on legendary Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi to protect the honor and prestige of the more established NFL. In response, Kramer says Lombardi moved the team’s training camp two hours north, to Santa Barbara, and increased the fines for breaking curfew to 10 times what they had been during the regular season. Still, as kickoff for the first Super Bowl in history approached, Lombardi was such a nervous wreck that when CBS’ Frank Gifford put his arm around the coach during a pregame interview, he said, “Coach Lombardi was shaking like a leaf.”
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Gavin Kroehler and Derek Peterson both amassed an impressive 1000+ point total over the course of their career. Their determination and skill drove them to an impressive victory for their personas, as well as their team.
game and give ourselves a chance to win every game. The challenge is to have that effort on every possession,” said assistant coach Greg Holzhueter. With the calling up of some of the junior varsity players to add depth for the rest of the season, Bethany has a strong line-up to play for the rest of their schedule. However, they know they have to just take it game by game. “We want to take one game at a time and play Bethany basketball. Our
coaching staff does an amazing job scouting our opponents and we have to focus every day and take care of games one at a time. We have to come to practice every day and work hard, [if] we do that and come play Bethany basketball Friday and Saturday nights, we will come out on top,” said senior Alex Weldon. The Vikings will be at home for their next two conference games on Jan. 25th and 26th, facing Crown College and Minnesota Morris.
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Jan. 24th, 2013
Campus Senior Spotlight: Heather Hewitt Q&A E By Shawn Loging Scroll Staff Writer
Which celebrity would you like date?
By Marie Rose
Kristie Brown Junior
Junior “Lee Eun Hyuk from Super Junior.”
ven though graduation is just around the corner, the road ahead is a very busy one for senior Heather Hewitt, who has a wedding and graduate school to prepare for. “I am a Psychology major and I am planning to go to graduate school, hopefully Bethel, to pursue a career in marriage and family counseling. Ideally, I would like to work at Christian Family Counseling [where she is currently interning], either in Lakeville or Mankato, Minn.,” said Hewitt. “I chose that path because I think that marriages and families are a really important part of society, and I have always thought I would be good at helping people strengthen their families.” Hewitt grew up in the small town of Cleveland, Minn. and is the daughter of Kevin and Jeanette Hewitt. She has three older siblings, two brothers and a sister. Come August, Hewitt will marry Bethany senior Danny Wegner. To round everything out, she also has a couple of dogs. “I always used to love
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when my dad would take me combining with him because my dad is a farmer, so I would get to hang out with my dad for the day. [We would] go to [get] coffee and then go to the field,” said Hewitt. Her older sister has served an important part in her life. Hewitt said, “My older sister is probably one of my biggest role models; she is very determined and organized, with a mind of her own – not afraid to stand up
for what she thinks.” At Bethany, she is a member of the Concert Band and Jazz Band. Hewitt credits this to a of love playing music and its ability to help her express herself. Additionally, she is a member of the Scholastic Leadership Society. “I have learned that being part of a group is a really good experience because you can learn from each other and rely on others’ talents and strengths to
make the group better,” said Hewitt. A class she enjoyed was Child Development with Dr. Jennifer Wosmek because of what it taught her about the influences that contribute to a child’s devemopment. As part of the class, she went to Partners in Excellence – a center for children with autism, which Hewitt found to be an “eye opening experience.” A highlight of the time she spent as a student was when she studied abroad for a semester. “My best memories probably come from when I studied abroad in Australia. I lived in Sydney for four months, and it was a really good experience because I got to meet families of a different culture and meet people who had different traditions. It was just an overall really fun experience,” Hewitt said. Hewitt also said, “If [students] have any desire to study abroad, they definitely should because that was the best experience of mine at Bethany and I think people will only regret it if they do not go.”
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Jan. 24th, 2013
H.M.S. Pinafore voyages back onto stage By Shawn Loging Scroll Staff Writer
irst performed in 1878 and created by William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore is the story of the Pinafore captain’s daughter in a love triangle, between a man who will give her privilege and class and a man she loves, all told through music. “Bethany Choraliers is an organization that was established in the 1980’s to study and perform music of the musical theater,” said music professor Dennis Marzolf. Marzolf said, “One of the reasons we do this is so students are exposed to this music, which in some cases, they may not have been in the past. It is a place where singers can use their voice in a different and generally better way.” “It can be a real freeing thing for the singers because their voices have a chance to change and mature. I usually can tell the difference after the Choraliers production, when we go back to choir. For the rest of the semester, the students that participated in this, approach things with a different degree of confidence and almost aggressive singing – in a good sense – healthy aggression,” Marzolf said. Marzolf has been involved with Choraliers since the beginning, when the performances were done in the old Chapel, without much of a stage. Choraliers has been growing ever since, especially after the completion of the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center in 1989. In 1998, music professor
Ann Fredrickson took over the production of the show. Prior to coming to Bethany, Fredrickson worked at Minnesota Opera, which taught her the approach she uses when directing. “There was a director, [Jim Robinson], that I worked with at Minnesota Opera for several different productions, whose style I totally admired. I love the freedom that he gave singers-actors on stage; he drew sort of a big picture of what he was looking for and allowed the individuals to create their characters and to explore some of what that character might do on stage” said Fredickson. Fredickson added, “So, in many ways, I’ve modeled my directing style after his because I found that it gave singer-actors so much freedom to create what was intrinsic to them as opposed to my specific vision. I found, generally speaking, that while I may have a vision, almost always what the singer-actor brought to the play was better because it was nature for that person.” Choraliers brings together the Music and Theater departments and “put all of our talents and skills together to make [the performance] happen,” said Marzolf. A Choraliers performance is not of modern musical theater, but consists more of productions made in the early 20th Century and operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan. Choraliers has done a number of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, which Marzolf said are fun because the chorus is not there to kill
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The ending of the musical HMS Pinafore is happy enough to bring joy to everyone, even the cast members who practice for hours on end.
time but to play an important part. “When Sullivan was writing the music, he had in mind that he was writing music primarily for singers. Everything he writes for the soloist and choruses is challenging vocally but is also very healthy vocally,” Marzolf said. This will mark the third voyage of H.M.S. Pinafore on Bethany’s stage. The show will include some 35 cast members and 15 to 20 people working back stage. Fredrickson said, “H.M.S. Pinafore is actually a show that pokes fun at the social classes or social rankings that were going on in Great Britain at the time. Gilbert was very much a social and political satirist in ways that made very clear how silly what he was poking fun at really was, but it was never in a mean-spirited way.” “Pinafore is ultimately a love story that is full of twist and turns, topsy-turvy – that is one of the words
Basketball: Women look to finish strong out with an elbow injury. We need to prepare for her, she is a very good player, who plays physical and scores a lot. Because we played so many physical Iowa teams, it helped us prepare for Morris. However, another big game for us will be at MLC [Martin Luther College]. As a team we want to redeem ourselves from our previous performance [against them] and show them the team we truly are,” said Ammann. Putting all the specifics of each game aside in the end,
plays Bob Becket, a carpenter, who aids the boatwain played by Zachary Rinehart. Schultz said, “[Musical theater] is bucket loads of fun. Even though theater and musical theater, especially, is a huge time [consumer], you get to spend so much time with a bunch of friends acting goofy and in the end it will pay off. It is fun to get on stage and act like a fool and have people clap for you.” Fredrickson said everything is coming together “beautifully, this has been one of the smoothest rehearsal periods I have ever experienced. We started with an intensive weekend of staging and in that weekend, we blocked the whole show.” The maiden voyage of H.M.S. Pinafore is on Feb. 1 in Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center. The box office is currently open for the public to make reservations and Bethany students can begin making reservations Jan. 28.
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Continued from page 1 all they have, the Vikings know that certain games may pose more of a challenge than others. “Our conference has lost a lot of good players, but has gained many new players that are impacting teams. In this conference, it’s anyone’s game any night of the week - you never know whose team is going to win. That being said, University of Minnesota - Morris always gives a good fight when playing them. The [Cougars] currently regained their best player, who has been
used frequently to describes Gilbert and Sullivan; it takes social convention and turns it on its head, in a clever and funny way,” said Fredrickson. Junior Annalise Tecken said, “My character is Cousin Hebe, I compare her to Downton Abbey in the sense that she is a cousin of Sir Joseph and she is chasing after him because she wants his money, which I think is the situation of all the cousins, sisters and aunts. However, as the story progresses, I think she finds a certain sort of attraction to Sir Joseph, even though he is an old man.” “There is a part in the plot where the ship captain’s daughter, Josephine is going to marry Sir Joseph, and Cousin Hebe sees this and she does not want it to happen because if Josephine marries Sir Joseph, then she can’t marry Sir Joseph and can’t get the money,” said Tecken. Senior Benjammin Schultz
the Lady Vikings keep their formula simple – a formula they find if they stick to will take them deep into conference play. “Attack (that’s our defensive thing) and [playing] together. I think we have a lot of individual talent, but, once they put everything together – watch out,” said Young-Klockziem. The Lady Vikings play their next home game tomorrow, Jan. 25 against Crown College at 5:30 p.m.
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Jan. 24th, 2013
Obama’s inauguration calls for liberal era By: David Lightman McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
o doubt anymore where President Barack Obama wants America, and history, to place him: As a tough-minded liberal. Forget the cautious moderation that often marked his first term and frustrated his most liberal supporters. His second inaugural struck a resolute, even combative tone as Obama positioned himself as a 21st century champion of the disadvantaged, a modern-day heir to the Progressive Era. The speech marked the culmination of a theme Obama started claiming more than a year ago with a speech in the same Kansas town where Theodore Roosevelt a century ago laid out his vision for a new nationalism of government as protector of the poor and working class against the rich and powerful. Then, it was helping the people survive the sharp edges of the Industrial Revolution at the hands of what Roosevelt once called the “malefactors of great wealth.” Monday, Jan. 4, it
was promising a government that would help people make it through an age of rapid social and economic change at the start of this new century. For a middle class that’s been losing ground for a decade, he promised new policies. For gays emerging from the shadows of society, he promised recognition and rights, the first president ever to use the word “gay” in an inaugural address. For immigrants who snuck into the country without documentation, he offered the promise of a new policy. “We the people,” Obama said Monday, “understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.” He challenged the country to set aside the politics of confrontation in search of progress toward great challenges. “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate,” he said. “We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect.” He also used the speech to forge a bond with the
country, signaling that he speaks for and with the people, more than individual members of Congress. He used the phrase “we the people” five times. He used the word “we” more than 60 times.
“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” Obama vowed. “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths--that all of us are created equal--is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall,” Obama declared, invoking touchstones of the drives for women’s rights, civil rights and gay rights. Whether the address will reverberate and translate into policy and better relations is questionable.
While the rhetoric was more pointed than usual, Obama was using the address to achieve what second inaugural addresses traditionally aim to do: help craft the legacy and give his causes a boost. Obama tried to mold that legacy with a reminder, in terms unusually vivid for an inaugural address, of how his political rainbow coalition must endure. But the occasionally defiant and often political tenor of his remarks could prove risky. Obama still has to face a Republican Party that controls the House of Representatives and has enough votes to block most Senate legislation. And he starts his second term with no honeymoon period. Although Obama won re-election with 51.1 percent of the popular vote, his latest Gallup approval rating was 50 percent, meaning his coalition is intact but not growing. Large numbers of Americans remain uneasy about their economic futures. Chances are the Monday address won’t change Washington, at least not
immediately. Obama bet that by crafting an image as a dogged progressive, Republicans will know he’s ready to fight. The tea party, death panels, more taxes, none of that scares me, he signaled. I’ll be reasonable, he promised, but I’ll be firm. Whether he can maintain the tough-guy persona will be crucial to his presidency. Obama is the sixth lame duck elected since the 22nd Amendment, ratified in 1951, imposed a twoterm limit on presidents and instantly weakened them. The lame ducks’ terms were often defined by threats not on the Inauguration Day radar. Dwight Eisenhower proclaimed in 1957 “in our nation, work and wealth abound.” Seven months later, the economy tumbled into a recession. Bill Clinton faced impeachment, and George W. Bush’s second administration confronted the worst recession since the 1930s. “You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course,” Obama insisted. Strong stuff, but history often says otherwise.
In a study that concealedcarry supporters dismissed as biased, co-author Amy Thompson said researchers sent questionnaires to 1,125 faculty members at 15 randomly selected state universities: three each in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Ohio State University faculty members were not surveyed; those at Kent State, the University of Toledo and Ohio University were. The results revealed that 97 percent of faculty members felt safe on campus, and 94 percent opposed concealed-carry there. And 82 percent said they would feel less safe if faculty, students and visitors were allowed to carry guns. “We’re already the safest place there is,” said Thompson, an associate health education professor at Toledo. “Why would we want to disrupt that balance?”
Most states, including Ohio, have laws banning concealed guns on college campuses, but about 200 colleges in Colorado, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin allow it, according to the Students for Concealed Carry website. Mike Newbern, president of the Ohio state chapter of Students for Concealed Carry, called the study flawed. “They pretty much set the tone for the hypothesis that they set out to prove,” said Newbern, an OSU engineering student who founded Buckeyes for Concealed Carry and was among those who wore empty holsters last spring to protest the ban on concealed carry. A grant from the Joyce Foundation, a Chicago charitable foundation that supports gun control among other causes, helped fund the research. Newbern noted that fewer
than half the respondents grew up around firearms, only 15 percent had ever been trained to use them and just 3 percent were licensed to carry a concealed gun. “We’re talking to a bunch of people who don’t really understand how firearms work,” he said. He said faculty members are isolated from off-campus realities that students face daily, especially near urban campuses such as Ohio State.” I’ll agree that campus itself is very safe,” he said. “What this study eliminates, or I guess doesn’t see, as students we’re not disarmed just on campus. “We’re basically disarmed from the time we leave our home until the time we get back.” Joe Smith, president of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, said emotions trumped facts in the survey, noting that 82 percent of the respondents acknowledged that they don’t support
concealed-carry license holders off campus, either. “Put guns in the equation, and you get a survey like this,” said Smith, a former Marine and an OSU security and intelligence major. But the results rang true to OU Faculty Senate Chairman Elizabeth Sayrs, who did not receive a survey. “What I hear from faculty is reflected in the survey.... The risks so far outweigh the hypothetical benefits that it’s not even worth considering,” she said. “I see those numbers holding,” said professor David O. Thomas, vice chairman of OU’s Faculty Senate. He also didn’t receive a survey but said his peers seem to agree that permitting guns on campus would change the tenor of higher education for the worse. “A university must be the last bastion of open, nonthreatened debate,” Thomas said. “That’s who we are.”
“You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course.” President Obama
Midwest professors against guns on campus By: Theodore Decker The Columbus Dispatcher (MCT)
rofessors at colleges throughout the Midwest overwhelmingly oppose allowing concealed guns to be carried on their campuses, a University of Toledo study has found. Authors of the study said their findings are in line with their previous research, which includes a 2009 paper that said 86 percent of surveyed university police chiefs did not think that allowing students to carry concealed guns would prevent gun violence. “Nine out of 10 faculty members think that it’s a very bad idea to have concealed carry on campus, and they feel that it would not make it a safer environment,” said co-author James H. Price, a professor emeritus of health education and public health at the University of Toledo.
Jan. 24th, 2013
News & Notes
By Andrew Larson Scroll Staff Writer
Lance Armstrong Admits to PED Usage In an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Thursday, Jan. 17 cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during his seven Tour de France wins. In his confession Armstrong laid the blame solely on himself. When asked why he used performance-enhancing drugs he explained the drug use was just part of the culture of cycling at the time and he did not view using banned drugs as cheating. “I viewed it as a level playing field.” said Armstrong. When asked if he would ever like to compete in cycling again Armstrong responded with a resounding “Yes”. Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the International Cycling Union and was given a lifetime ban from cycling by the U.S. AntiDoping Agency. Source: CNN Deadly Flooding in Indonesia Flooding caused by unusually strong monsoons has crippled the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Fifteen people are dead and thousands have been forced out of their homes by the floodwaters. With 95,000 people affected by the flooding a state of emergency has been declared for the city to allow for additional resources and funds. On Thursday, Jan. 17 a dike failed, resulting in the flooding of the city’s central business district. The flooding has shut down schools and businesses and even the presidential palace was unable to escape the torrent. The situation in the city does seem to be improving, and more rainfall and subsequent flooding is expected in the next few days. Source: CNN
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Texas college stricken by yet another shooting By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Los Angeles Times (MCT)
n an all-too-familiar scenario, some students did not recognize the sounds they heard as gunfire. The latest shooting occurred Tuesday at Lone Star College, when an argument led to gunfire that left three wounded. Daniel Flores, 19, was doing homework in the second floor of the academic building when he heard six or seven loud pops. “I thought it was construction,” he said. “Then people started running, and I knew it had to be a shooting.” Flores, who is studying business, called his mother to alert her and say he was OK. Then he and about 60 others bolted into a hallway
and fled outside, coming to a courtyard that separated two buildings. But crossing the courtyard would mean being in the open. “Nobody wanted to cross it,” Flores said. “You could see campus police with hands on their holsters.” Eventually, the students were hustled into the student services center, where they stayed for about 45 minutes until they were told it was safe to leave. Joshua Flores, no relation to Daniel, also heard the sounds when gunfire broke out about 12:30 p.m. At first he thought the noise was firecrackers. Then Joshua Flores, 21, saw people running and someone shouted, “He has a gun! He has a gun!” Joshua Flores sought shelter and later saw people tending
to a maintenance worker, a bystander, who had been wounded in the leg. They were trying to stop the bleeding with a tourniquet. Westbrook, 20, an electrical engineering major, was near the cafeteria, listening to music on headphones. “I thought I heard a loud banging in my headphones, and some lady ran up to me and said, ‘Run away, there’s a shooting’. “She shook him and Westbrook fled, with so many others, to the student center. Westbrook, Daniel Flores and Joshua Flores recounted the day’s events while at the college bookstore near campus. Many students and staff assembled there to meet friends and family. Daniel Flores’ mother, Erika Flores, had rushed
to the college after her son called her and said she got there in time to see police restraining a man on the ground. One officer put his foot on the man’s head. She also saw paramedics working on a man on a stretcher. “I don’t want my son to come back here anymore,” she said. “What I don’t understand is the kind of security they have. They have signs everywhere saying ‘no guns,’ but can you just walk in there and start shooting? It just goes to show no one is safe, whether it’s an elementary school or a college. I just pray for the ones that were injured.” She added: “This shows why students shouldn’t carry guns. There should be more detectors.”
Oft-questioned Flacco facing a new set of queries By Peter Schmuck The Baltimore Sun (MCT)
oe Flacco basically blew off the question, and it was hard to blame him. The day after he led the Ravens to the AFC championship with a terrific second-half performance against the New England Patriots, the whole paradigm had shifted. The day after he vanquished Tom Brady and almost all of the remaining questions about whether he truly belonged in the company of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks, asked Flacco what it was like to head into a big game as the established premier quarterback for a change. “I don’t know,” he said during Monday’s media session at the Ravens practice facility. “It’s funny how things work and how you guys talk about things. We are just out there playing a game, and we are doing the best we can. All of the talk that goes into all these games, that’s really all it is. You have to go out and play the football game.” Fair enough, but Joe Cool had better gird his loins because he hasn’t seen anything yet. The next couple of weeks, he’s going to hear that question about
200 times and a lot of others like it. His career is going to be dissected like that frog you once felt sorry for in your high school biology class. “The bottom line is that the San Francisco 49ers have a good football team,” Flacco said. “So the last thing to look at, really, is a five-year quarterback versus a second-year quarterback.” Well, maybe not the last thing. Next week, we’re going to be looking at South American television reporters in wedding gowns at the Super Bowl media day. So, yes, there are a lot of things that come after asking Flacco and young Colin Kaepernick about the quarterback duel sure to determine who hoists the Lombardi Trophy on Feb. 3. There actually is a pretty interesting conversation to be had about this quarterback matchup, especially when viewed in the context of what Flacco has had to overcome to get the recognition he so richly deserves. How many national analysts stubbornly clung to their preconceived notions about him until he finally broke through their glass ceiling to earn a place on football’s biggest stage? Flacco has swum through that quagmire of public
doubt and come out clean, only to face a whole new level of scrutiny and comparison when he gets to New Orleans. He has finally established himself as elite to just about everyone’s satisfaction, and now he’s headed to a Super Bowl in which he’ll have to prove he’s not already obsolete. Kaepernick is the flavor of the month. He is a dynamic athlete with the ability to beat you with his arm or his legs. He isn’t the first great young mobile quarterback to burst into the NFL, but few have had as much success in such a short time. On the same night Flacco put on his pro-style pyrotechnic show against the Denver Broncos in the divisional round, Kaepernick showed how many different ways he could carve up the NFC’s fifth-ranked defense. He accounted for 444 yards and four touchdowns -- two through the air and two as part of an NFL-record 181-yard rushing performance in a victory over the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers ran a more conventional offense in their comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC title game on Sunday, but Kaepernick’s versatility is going to keep the Ravens coaching
staff up late a few times over the next 11 days. Kaepernick is part of a new wave of young mobile quarterbacks who took the league by storm this year. Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III garnered most of the attention early in the season with his elusive running game and his accuracy, but Russell Wilson also made a huge impression in Seattle, and Kaepernick came off the bench midway through the season to propel the 49ers to the No. 2 seed in the NFC. There’s certainly room in the sport for more than one style of quarterback, but Kaepernick has come almost out of nowhere to alter the NFL landscape. Flacco, meanwhile, has spent five years building his Super Bowl resume, one that includes more road playoff wins than any other NFL quarterback in the post-merger era and more combined regular and postseason victories in the past five seasons than any of his peers. It’s a very intriguing matchup, and both quarterbacks are going to get a lot of questions about it during their big week in the Big Easy. Might as well get used to it.
Jan. 24th, 2013
Armed to the teeth with thoughts on guns Timothy Wildauer
ue to recent events, the nation’s focus has turned to gun control and what to do to prevent mass shootings. Some people want to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. The biggest question being discussed is whether banning or restricting the availability of such items is in violation of the Second Amendment. The history of the Second Amendment must be investigated to find where the idea of gun rights started.
The idea of an armed populous began in the late 1400s, when the King of England did not have a standing army. According to “An Act Concerning Longbows and Shooting” from 1511, citizens as young as seven were required to train themselves to use bows and arrows, and eventually guns.
In 1642, King Charles I went to war with his parliament and was eventually beheaded after his sons fled to France. After a dictatorship by Oliver Cromwell, Charles II and his brother James II came back to England and reclaimed the throne reluctantly because they feared an uprising similar to the one that killed their father. They used their new powers to limit the sale of firearms and eventually disarmed anyone they thought did not completely support them. In a span of 40 years, the people who had been forced to keep and maintain weapons were now forced to give up their weapons. This upset the people so much they demanded Mary II and her husband William of Orange to come to England and give them their rights back. They did so on the condition that a Bill of Rights be drafted. This would ensure the people’s right to keep and bear arms, among others. William Blackstone, a highly esteemed expert on English laws wrote a commentary on these laws.
In his series, “Commentaries on the Laws of England” (1765-1769), he maintained that the right to keep arms was in place so people could protect themselves, possibly even from their own government. This right to keep and bear arms came with the pilgrims to the New World. It was mandated that people carry weapons with them at all times because of threats from other nations and Native Americans. In the mid-1700s, England decided to make the colonialists taxpaying citizens even though they had no representation in the Parliament. They rebelled against this, so detachments of the British army were sent by King George III to control the colonialists. In the “Journal of Occurrences,” a series of articles in the New York Journal, it was reported that these soldiers did whatever they pleased, including vandalism, theft, rape and murder. The governor of Pennsylvania decided it was best to disarm the citizens to bring them under control. He
ordered the soldiers to do so, and they soon found a weapons dump in Concord, Mass. and sent some soldiers there to confiscate the weapons. The colonialists met the British in nearby Lexington, Mass. A shot was fired by accident and both sides began shooting. This was the start of the Revolutionary War. Before this news reached Williamsburg, Virg., the British confiscated another weapons dump that had been put there in case of emergency. As news of these two events traveled throughout the country, everyone thought the British were going to take away all their weapons. This gave people a reason to fight against them. The war ended and the Constitution was drafted, but several states refused to sign on to it because it did not specifically give them the right to keep their weapons. The people were scared that this new government would take on more responsibilities than it was supposed to. The Declaration of Independence states, “Govern-
ments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.” Americans had experienced a government that ruled over the people instead of ruling for them. They wanted the right to keep and bear arms, so that they could keep this from happening again. The Second Amendment was put in place not for hunting or sport, but so the people could keep the government in its intended place. The government is supposed to get its power from the people. Whenever it becomes oppressive and rules over the people, it must be changed or abolished. If guns are taken away from responsible citizens, the people are no longer in control of the government. This is not the America the Founding Fathers envisioned. Without the right to keep and bear arms, people are no longer free.
“It’s about five weeks ahead of the average flu season,” said Lyn Finelli, leader of the surveillance and response team that monitors influenza for the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. “We haven’t seen such an early season since 2003 to 2004.” The first symptoms of the flu are respiratory signs, including having a cough or cold. Others may include a fever above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, a migraine, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, chills or fatigue. “Chest and abdominal
pains are critical symptoms that can lead to death if not treated immediately. For children, the change in skin color means that the breathing trouble they are experiencing is now causing hypoxia. This is a condition where the oxygen in the blood is so low that it is no longer enough for the entire body. When this happens while you have the flu, organs weaken further, making them more susceptible to the onslaught of the virus. It can also lead to more complications in the respiratory system which already have problems providing oxygen to the
body. For older adults, this can easily lead to death,” according to flu2013.com. If one is sick with the disease, wash one’s hands regularly, avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth, stay home for at least 24 hours if a fever occurs and disinfect surfaces at school, home and work to keep the areas clean. Getting the flu vaccine, whether sick or not, is one way of getting treatment. The vaccination is still available and can be found at pharmacies or a doctor’s office. “Flu vaccines (the flu shot and nasal spray) cause antibodies to develop in the body. These antibodies
provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection. In the meantime, you are still at risk for getting the flu. That’s why it’s better to get vaccinated early in the fall, before the flu season really gets under way,” according to flu.gov. By preparing for the flu season, it can be managed, and even avoided. Using these precautions and getting vaccinated will reduce the likeliness of getting infected with influenza.
Influenza: The gift that keeps on giving By Brittany Titus Scroll Staff Writer
ith influenza hitting America in over 40 states and reaching hundreds of thousands of victims in the past few months, this flu season has become worse than past ones. The flu may be hard to overcome, but with the right prevention skills, it can be avoidable. “As of the week ending Dec. 29, 2,257 people had been hospitalized with the flu, and 18 children had died from complications of the illness,” the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported to NBC.
Jan. 24th, 2013
How to survive a Minnesota winter Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attackâ€”a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside. Cover your mouth. Protect your lungs from extremely cold air by covering your mouth when outdoors. Try not to speak unless absolutely necessary. Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly. Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, seek medical help immediately. Watch for signs of hypothermia. These include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion. You can prevent the ice from building up on your car windows by spraying the windshield with a two part solution of water & vinegar (1/3 w & 2/3 v) the night before. Spray your windshield wipers and door jams the night before with nonstick cooking spray to prevent the ice from sticking to the blades and freezing your doors shut. Do not pour boiling water on windows to remove ice, it will crack or shatter them. Do not place a space heater within three feet of anything that may catch on fire, such as drapes, furniture or bedding, and never cover a space heater.
Things to put in a winter survival kit for your car: Change of Clothes, Gas Can, Hand Warmers, Battery Powered Radio, Pair of Boots and Extra Socks, Jumper Cables, Extra Pair of Gloves, a Hat & Scarf, Flares & Flashlight, Extra Blanket, Lighter & Matches, FirstAid Kit, Small Shovel, Bottled Water, Ice Scraper, Food - Energy Bars, Bag of Kitty Litter