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Blake Taylor poses with his girlfriend, Sara Pecina. Taylor died in January 2013 after his car rolled over into a ditch filled with flood water.
SARA PECINA, Blake Taylor’s girlfriend
PHOTO PROVIDED BY SARA PECINA
First anniversary of freshman’s death brings up painful memories for family, friends KAITLIN LANGE CHIEF REPORTER
Crashing noises and then eight seconds of silence ended Sara Pecina’s final conversation with her boyfriend. Pecina and then freshman pre-business major Blake Taylor tried to talk on the phone every day to make their long distance relationship work. This included Jan. 13, 2013, when Taylor was driving back to Muncie after spending the weekend with his dad. He was talking to Pecina through headphones. Forty-five minutes into their conversation, Taylor’s car hydroplaned off the road, landing upside down in a ditch that was filled with flood water. The police found his car near Fairmount, Ind., on the side of State Road 26, completely submerged in water. He was taken to Marion General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Jan. 14, 2013.
City Council unanimously votes to fight against proposed bill The Muncie City Council voted unanimously Monday night to oppose bill House Joint Resolution 3. The bill, previously known as House Joint Resolution 6, would add an amendment to the Indiana Constitution defining marriage as between a man and woman, effectively banning same-sex marriage in the state. The proposed amendment also would ban anything “similar” to same-sex marriage, including civil unions. Supporters and opponents disagree on whether the proposal would also bar health and tax benefits for same-sex couples. Council Member Doug Marshall of District 1 encouraged the council to oppose HJR-3. “I want Muncie to be a city of everyone,” Marshall said. The council heard testimony from 11 Muncie residents, and all but one of them urged the council to oppose HJR-3.
“Heterosexuals themselves have virtually destroyed the sanctity of marriage in our society — look at the divorce rate,” said Charles Mason, a Muncie resident and retired priest. “It’s refreshing to me that gays are very interested in the institution of marriage. Why not give them a crack at restoring marriage?” Though the majority of Muncie residents at the meeting opposed HJR-3, some citizens came to speak in favor of the bill. “We are obligated to God to obey his laws,” Frank Weis said. “Any laws that are passed that are against God’s laws are unjust.” The vote came on the same day that Indiana’s House Judiciary Committee delayed a decision on the bill. Chairman Greg Steuerwald delayed the vote. He said afterward that witnesses for both sides made compelling arguments. Supporters of the amendment said Monday that it was needed to protect against any court decisions overturning the existing state ban.
“One of the most crushing realizations I had was that I no longer will get to have my nightly conversations with him, so I decided to write to him,” Pecina said. “Even though it’s now a one-sided conversation, it simply feels good to know I can still communicate with him.” Blake’s dad, Danny, has a similar coping method. “We talk to him a lot,” he said. “Whether he is here or hears us or not, I talk to him every day. I just go in his room and close the door and talk for about five minutes.” For him, the shock and pain has not subsided. “It’s still just as raw as that first 10 minutes [after Blake’s death],” he said. “It’s just surreal.”
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WENNING TO SHOWCASE TALENT IN EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME Keith Wenning closed out his Ball State career with a loss in the GoDaddy Bowl. Now, the quarterback will begin his pursuit of a career in professional football. Wenning’s first step in reaching the NFL will come Saturday as he plays in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The all-star game originated in 1925 and serves as a showcase for college players with potential to reach the next level. Wenning will participate in a six-week training program with St. Vincent Sports Performance in preparation for the NFL Combine after he returns from Florida. Wenning finished the 2013 season with 4,148 passing yards and 35 touchdowns. He threw seven interceptions en route to becoming the first Ball State player to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a single season. For last season, five quarterbacks passed for more yards nationally. Only one of them threw fewer interceptions than Wenning. He passed for the sixth-most yards in the country, and the single-season total ranked third in Mid-American Conference history. Wenning is to be joined in the Shrine Game by fellow MAC quarterback Jordan Lynch. Lynch finished third in Heisman voting after gaining 2,892 passing yards and 1,920 rushing yards in 2013. Both quarterbacks have potential of a professional career. Wenning is the seventh player in Ball State’s history to appear in the Shrine Game. The most recent is Reggie Hodges, who earned a spot as a punter in 2004. NFL Network will air the game at 4 p.m. Saturday. 1. CLOUDY
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Senior Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday.
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Pecina, who said everyone knew they were going to get married, began sobbing hysterically when she found out. “I couldn’t form thoughts,” she said. “The entire world seemed to turn black, and I simply couldn’t comprehend the fact that he died.” It has been a year, and Taylor’s family and friends are still grieving. After Taylor’s death, Pecina continued attending classes at Western Kentucky. The transition was difficult and a week after she returned to school, she ended up in the hospital due to stress-induced gastritis. To cope with the loss, she wrote letters to Taylor in a journal. She started writing the night after his funeral and has filled one and a half books.
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TODAY 3. IND. JAIL USES MASKS TO FIGHT FLU SEASON FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Inmates from a northeastern Indiana jail are wearing masks to prevent spreading flu when they appear in court. Allen County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jeremy Tinkel told The News-Sentinel that several inmates have flu-like symptoms, but he wouldn’t confirm there was a flu outbreak at the jail. Tinkel said with people in such close quarters, it’s common sense
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats in New Jersey sharpened their aim at Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, forming special legislative committees to explore the role politics played in traffic jams last fall and announcing that the investigation has grown into an abuse of power probe. The intensifying investigation, which threatens to undermine Christie’s second term and his chances at a 2016 presidential run, revealed last week that high-ranking Christie aides and appointees were involved in ordering lane closings in September as apparent political payback that led to massive gridlock in the town of Fort Lee. A new special Assembly committee, given subpoena power and a special counsel, will be charged with finding out how high the plot went up Christie’s chain of command, said a leading state Democrat, Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald. “It is clearly an abuse of power,” he said. “The question is, who abused their power and how high did it go?”
4. GERMAN ENVOYS SURVIVE SAUDI ATTACK
2. ATTACKS IN IRAQ KILL 26 AMIDST U.N. VISIT BAGHDAD (AP) — Fresh violence killed at least 26 people Monday in Iraq, where the U.N. chief was on a visit urging leaders to tackle the issues driving fighting in a western province where the army is in a standoff with al-Qaida-linked fighters. Police officials said the deadliest of the attacks took place at night when a car bomb exploded near a market in Baghdad’s northeastern district of Sha’ab, killing 10 people, including three policemen, and wounding 13 others. A car bomb also exploded in a com-
to take steps against spreading disease. The sheriff’s department is working with health officials to vaccinate inmates. County health department spokesman John Silcox said the agency gave kits to the jail so they could test inmates. The samples will be sent to a state lab to determine what’s making the inmates sick. So far this season, three people in Indiana have died from the flu.
mercial street in northwestern Baghdad, police said, killing five people and wounding 14 others. Another car bomb killed four people and wounded 12 others in a commercial street in Baghdad’s Hurriyah neighborhood, police said. Earlier, another car bomb exploded in a street in northern Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 13 others. Near the city of Fallujah, army artillery shelled a village overnight, killing four civilians, hospital officials said.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state news agency says unidentified gunmen have fired on two German diplomats in their vehicle in an eastern town. Saudi Press Agency quoted a police chief Monday as saying that the shooting took place at 6 p.m. in the town of al-Awamiyah. The diplomats’ vehicle caught fire but the two survived the attack, the agency said. A German foreign ministry official in Berlin said
neither was injured when the car was fired upon and caught fire, but gave no further details, speaking anonymously in line with ministry practice. The site of the attack is a restive district where Shiites, who make up 10 percent of the kingdom’s population, have been staging demonstrations against Saudi Arabia’s Sunni rulers. Security forces frequently clash with protesters, arresting and detaining them.
5. PHONE USE IN THEATER LEADS TO GUNSHOTS WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting two people — one fatally — after an argument over cellphone use at a Florida theater. Pasco County Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Tobin said two couples had been watching “Lone Survivor” on Monday at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa, when the suspect and his wife apparently
took issue with the couple in front of them over use of the phones. Tobin said the argument led to the shooting. Both victims were airlifted to a Tampa-area hospital. The man later died, but the female victim’s injuries weren’t considered life-threatening. The sheriff’s office said a bystander detained the suspect until deputies arrived. Authorities didn’t immediately identify the suspect. No charges have been reported.
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PHOTOS PROVIDED BY SARA PECINA
ABOVE: Blake Taylor poses with his sister, Kaci, in costume for Halloween when they were children. RIGHT: Blake Taylor waves to the camera in his uniform during his high school senior year of baseball.
| CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “Nothing for the last year has been really real, if something like this could happen to somebody like Blake out of the blue,” his dad said. “It never gets easier. It hasn’t yet, not at all.” He described Taylor as unselfish and “the light of the family.” His son liked comedies and played baseball at Northwestern High School. He was planning to join Ball State’s baseball team as a sophomore. He was always smiling and willing to help others. Childhood friend Jillian LaDow
DANNY TAYLOR, Blake Taylor’s father
will always remember how Taylor gave her his pillow when she forgot hers on a camping trip around the age of 5. In high school, Taylor would come over just to help LaDow study for math. LaDow, a Ball State sophomore music education major, said she mostly thinks about Taylor when she is driving home from school, taking the same road he died on a year ago. On her keys, she keeps a bracelet his mother made for people in his honor, just to remember. Similarly, Pecina’s favorite
memory of Taylor was after she got a wart cut out of her foot in December 2012 and was bedridden. He came over to spend time with her every day. One day, he surprised her by calling off work and showing up to her house unexpectedly. Taylor told her, “I called off work today so I could come take care of you because isn’t that my job anyway — to make you happy?” His mom, Kim, said several people came to tell her stories of times when Taylor had helped various people. “He would always go out of his
College experiences build motivation, says speaker Finding passions, new experiences should be a focus
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There are many motivations for going to college, but they should all lead to an intentional university experience, said a speaker on campus. College speaker Ryan Penneau visited Ball State on Monday to give his “Take Back College” presentation, which focused on motivating student’s to take advantage of their time in school to benefit their life after graduation. The main point that Penneau wanted students to take away from his presentation was “to have an intentional college experience.” Penneau’s high-energy
method of speaking pushed students to find a partner and the crowd to be enthusiastic reveal “who they are, who they about changing their atti- want to be and who they are tudes about college. pretending to be,” aiming to Last summer, Penmake the memneau spoke at Ball bers of the crowd I feel really step out of their State’s Accelerate program, and Excel- motivated, comfort zones. lence in Leadership “I feel really leaders asked him and I feel motivated, and to return to campus that the I feel that the because of popular words he spoke words he demand. to me will be put Penneau used huto use,” Hannah spoke to me mor to make the auDwyer, a freshdience laugh several will be put to man secondary times in his hour and education major, use. a half speech, but he said. used personal stories Penneau ended HANNAH to make his points DWYER, his presentaforward in an emo- a freshman tion by encourtional manner. aging students secondary In one story, Pen- education major to get involved neau explained how he in campus orhelped stop his best friend’s ganizations and find new plans of suicide after experi- experiences and passions. encing a harsh coming out to Several students lingered afhis family. ter the speech to have more The presentation became in- in-depth conversations with teractive when Penneau asked Penneau.
HJR-3: Businesses, universities prompt representatives to disagree with bill | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 But opponents testified that Indiana’s national and global image is suffering because of the bill. Executives with Eli Lilly and Cummins Inc. spoke of trouble attracting talent to the state. The broad base of people who spoke in opposition to the amendment demonstrated that adding HJR-3 to constitution “would be putting Indiana on the wrong track,” said State Sen. Sue Errington, District 26, which includes Delaware County. The Indiana Constitution’s purpose is to protect the right of its citizens and not infringe upon those of a certain group of Hoosiers, she said. “I think it would be signaling
never gets easier.
that Indiana is out of step with the direction that the country is going on this issue,” she said. “It would paint us as a backward and intolerant state. That is bad for our people and business. That’s why you see so many universities and our leading industries coming out in opposition.” Errington said she supported Ball State’s stand against the bill. She said it will affect Indiana’s ability to attract high quality talent to its universities. “If we put something like this into our constitution, it puts us at a handicap,” Errington said. “We don’t need to do this to alienate [people affected by the bill].” Tyler Juranovich contributed to this article.
OUTCOMES When House Joint Resolution 3 comes to a vote, two things may happen: • If the Indiana General Assembly passes it in its original 2011 language, it will go to a public vote in November. • If it doesn’t pass the House, the resolution will stop there and someone would have to resurrect it. It would have to introduced at the next session, and then it would be voted upon to pursue it more. At the session after that, it would be voted on. The new resolution would still need to pass both the House and the Senate.
way to help you,” she said. “He was never too good to stop and help anyone with even the smallest thing.” For her, one of the hardest things about losing her son is not getting to see him experience all of the things that come with getting older, like college graduation and getting married. His sister, Kaci, said she still believes Taylor is there with her. “The cartoons he watched, I watched,” she said. “The games he played, I played. There isn’t any ‘hardest part’ about it. Life is hard without him.”
Pecina hasn’t stopped mourning and said she never will. She said she tries to be happy simply because Taylor would want her to be. “Everything is different,” she said. “What people don’t understand until they experience such a tragedy is that there is no way through grief. Many people will say, ‘I know you will get through this’ or something of the sort, but such a thing does not exist. You can’t come out of this on the other end of some tunnel because there is no ‘out.’ “You do not gradually return to normal. You find a new normal.”
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EVENTS THIS WEEK
TODAY Check online for a Chirp TV discussing Snead’s decision to declare for the NFL Draft.
Look for a preview on the men’s basketball team as it prepares for a road game at Ohio. The team lost to Kent State on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY Find a preview on the women’s basketball team as it prepares to host Bowling Green on Wednesday.
OUT Wide receiver to pursue NFL, leaves offense in transition
MATT McKINNEY CHIEF REPORTER
fter setting many school records, the Ball State football team has received a shake-up in the offseason. Virtually every positional group next season will look different than in 2013, including some people on the sidelines. The seniors were the ones everybody knew were going leave. A total of nine starters from both sides of the ball won’t return when Ball State kicks off in August. Quarterback Keith Wenning, wide receiver Jamill Smith, tight end Zane Fakes, tackle Matthew Page and guard Jordan Hansel are the key contributors leaving from offense because of graduation. As far as defense, defensive end Jonathan Newsome, defensive tackle Nate Ollie, linebacker Kenneth Lee and cornerback Jeff Garrett will graduate, as well. However, to some surprise, others around the team have departed. Most notably, junior wide receiver Willie Snead decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. Snead led the team in nearly every receiving category
in 2013. Shortly after the regular season ended, offensive coordinator Rich Skrosky left to become the head coach at Elon University, a position Ball State head coach Pete Lembo used to have. Replacing Skrosky will be former Ball State quarterback Joey Lynch. Lynch has been with the team since 2009. Offensive line coach Nick Tabacca, a former player for the Cardinals, has reportedly taken a position at Wake Forest, under the same title. Coachingsearch.com first reported the news. Tabacca helped guide a unit that had to start fresh with four new starters for the 2013 season. The line as a whole gave up 16 sacks in 2013. Also reportedly leaving Ball State’s coaching staff is defensive line coach Chad Wilt. Wilt will have the same title at Maryland, according to sbnation’s Maryland site. Ball State’s 2014 defensive line will need rebuilding after losing half of its starters to graduation, including two as prolific as Ollie and Newsome.
SNEAD’S NATIONAL RANKINGS
Thanks in part to his 2013 season, junior Willie Snead will leave Ball State as one of the program’s most succesful wide receivers. Take a look at how Snead stacked up against some of the country’s leading receivers during the Cardinals’ 10-3 campaign.
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Willie Snead decided to forgo his senior season to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
Receiving yards (1,516)
Receiving yards per game (116.6) Receiving touchdowns (15) SOURCE: ballstatesports.com
= 5 touchdowns 1,730 24
Davante Adams Fresno State
Brandin Cook Oregon State
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Total touchdowns (15)
Junior wide receiver Willie Snead is forgoing his senior season to declare for the NFL Draft. Here is a look at Snead's contribution to the team over the last season.
Brandin Cooks Oregon State 1,718 Davante Adams Fresno State
1,516 Willie Snead Ball State
Kelvin Benjamin Florida State
Gator Hoskins Marshall Thundering Herd
Chandler Jones San Jose State
Willie Snead Ball State
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WENNING’S RECORD-BREAKING CAREER
Senior quarterback Keith Wenning’s four-year career led to him breaking most of Ball State’s major passing records. Here is a breakdown of Wenning’s records and the previous marks, along with a comparison between his senior year and the numbers he set over the span of his entire career at Ball State.
BALL STATE’S PREVIOUS RECORDS VS. WENNING’S BROKEN RECORDS Wenning’s records
22 games 16 games Number of games Wenning has passed for more than 250 yards
WENNING’S CAREER STATS VS. 2013-14 SEASON STATS Career statistics
Number of games Wenning has passed for more than 300 yards
Number of games Wenning has passed for more than 400 yards SOURCE: ballstatesports.com DN GRAPHIC STEPHANIE REDDING
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Southwest grounds pilots for landing at wrong place Passengers escape rough touchdown at incorrect airport | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS â€” The pilots of a Southwest Airlines flight that mistakenly landed at the wrong Missouri airport were grounded Monday, less than a day after they touched down at a small airfield that gave them only half as much room as normal to stop the jet. After passengers were let off the plane Sunday evening, they noticed the airliner had come dangerously close to the end of the runway, where it could have tumbled down a steep embankment if it had left the pavement. â€œAs soon as we touched down, the pilot applied the brake very hard and very forcibly,â€? said passenger Scott Schieffer, a Dallas attorney who was among the 124 passengers aboard Southwest Flight 4013 from Chicagoâ€™s Midway Airport to the Branson airport. â€œI was wearing a seatbelt, but I was lurched forward because of the heavy pressure of the brake. You could smell burnt rubber, a very distinct smell of burnt rubber as we were stopping.â€? Branson Airport has a runway that is more than 7,100 feet long â€” a typical size for commercial traffic. The longest runway at Taney
County Airport is only slightly more than 3,700 feet because it is designed for small private planes. After the jet stopped, a flight attendant welcomed passengers to Branson, Schieffer said. Then, after a few moments, â€œthe pilot came on and said, â€˜Ladies and gentlemen, Iâ€™m sorry to tell you we landed at the wrong airport.â€™â€? Southwest spokesman Brandy King said grounding the pilots involved is common while the airline and federal aviation officials investigate the mistake. The captain is in his 15th year flying for Southwest, King said. At first, Schieffer said, he considered the mistake only an inconvenience. But once he got off the plane, someone pointed to the edge of the runway, which he estimated as about 100 feet away. â€œIt was surreal when I realized we could have been in real danger and instead of an inconvenience, it could have been a real tragedy,â€? he said. Mark Parent, manager of the smaller airport also known as M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport, described the distance as closer to 300 feet. He said the runway is built partly on landfill. At the end there is a â€œsignificant drop-off,â€? with a ravine beneath it, then busy U.S. 65 on the other side. He said a Boeing 737 had never landed at the small airfield, which opened in 1970
AIRPORT MISHAPS The problem of planes landing at incorrect airports is unusual, but has happened before. Former National Transportation Safety Board member John Goglia said around two incidents have occurred a year for the last several years. In November 2013, a Boeing 747 bound for Wichita, Kan., ended up landing 9 miles south of its destination. Another incident earlier that year happened when a cargo plane in Tampa, Fla., landed at an airport near the one it was supposed to arrive at. Some common problems leading to incorrect landings include airports in close proximity and flying without an autopilot. SOURCE: The Associated Press
and normally handles light jets, turboprops and small aircraft for the charter, corporate and tourism markets. No one was around at the airport when the Southwest flight landed. Airport staffers had gone home about an hour earlier but were called back after the unexpected arrival, Parent said. Brad Hawkins, a spokesman for Dallas-based Southwest, said everyone aboard the jet was safe. He did not know why the plane went to the wrong airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said the agency was investigating, but he declined
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to elaborate. Jeff Bourk, executive director of Branson Airport, said the Southwest pilot was in communication with the airport tower, which cleared him to land around 6 p.m. The plane touched down a few moments later at the other airport. Skies were clear at the time, with the temperature in the 50s, Bourk said. Passengers were loaded on buses for the 7-mile trip to Branson. Southwest brought in another plane for passengers flying on to Love Field in Dallas. That flight departed around 10 p.m., Bourke said. Hawkins said the aircraft involved in the mistaken landing should be able to take off from the smaller runway, though it was not clear when that would occur. The minimum runway length needed to take off varies depending on a planeâ€™s weight, the temperature and other factors. Based on Boeing documents, a lightly loaded 737700 can take off from a runway about the length of the M. Graham Clark airport. Parent said he had no doubts that the plane would be able to take off safely. Instances of commercial jets landing at the wrong airport are unusual, but not unheardof, according to pilots and aviation safety experts. Usually, the pilots are flying â€œvisually,â€? that is, without the aid of the autopilot, in clear weather.
IND. CITY OBTAINS MILITARY VEHICLE TO USE AS SHIELD Armored transport to protect SWAT, officers in danger
NOT JUST WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. West Lafayette, Ind., isnâ€™t the only city taking advantage of military resources. The Defense Department is sharing 165 mineresistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPs, with law enforcement. Here are some of the pros and cons of these vehicles.
| THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. â€” An armored carrier the West Lafayette police department recently acquired from the U.S. military is being refitted and will soon serve as a â€œmoving shieldâ€? for officers, the cityâ€™s police chief said. Police Chief Jason Dombkowski said the big truck, which has armored plating intended to protect its occupants from bomb blasts, is essentially on permanent loan from the military but can be recalled by the federal government at any time. He said the vehicle will be used by his departmentâ€™s SWAT team when it responds to standoffs and other dangerous situations to give them cover from suspects who might shoot at them. â€œWhat that thing is, itâ€™s a moving shield for our officers to make an approach,â€? Dombkowski told the Journal & Courier said. â€œIt is a large shield for our officers to move behind. â€œWhen I call on my officers to go into harmâ€™s way, I owe it to them and to their families to provide them with available equipment to protect themselves and rescue citizens.â€? The truck, valued at about $600,000, was built in 2008 and has never been in combat but has about 11,000
â€˘ The armor and size of the vehicles makes them suitable protection for officers in dangerous situations. â€˘ The Defense Department are offering the vehicles are being offered for free to law enforcement. â€˘The intimidation factor of the vehicles could deter crime or violence against officers. CONS
â€˘The size of the vehicles make them unable to access some roads and bridges. â€˘The cost of refitting the vehicles for civilian areas and fueling them can be extraneous. â€˘Some groups are hesitant about giving domestic law enforcement access to military resources. SOURCE: nydailynews.com
miles on it. Officers parked the armored carrier outside the police station when it arrived, attracting a crowd of gawkers. The hulking black truck will be sent to a local National Guard Armory this week for modifications, including removal of the gun turret mounted atop the vehicle. The changes will cost taxpayers about $4,000, Dombkowski said.
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New Year’s resolutions can pile up quick and forgotten about like clueless relatives’ unwanted Christmas presents. According to a usa.gov poll, losing weight is the top resolution made by Americans every year. How many people actually reach their goals? Psychology Today reported dismal answers. In the 45 percent of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, only 8 percent achieve them. About 24 percent don’t last past a week. Three Ball State professors who work in the field of exercise science agreed that it’s about setting realistic and clear goals. Too many people lose traction because they don’t know what goal they want to reach or how to get there, and they often dive in too fast. “Take it slow, don’t go too fast,” Sarah Shore-Beck, a physical education instructor, said. “We always joke that be February, the gym is dead again. It’s about making a go-to routine.”
THE SCIENCE OF FITNESS
Nicole Koontz, an exercise science instructor and assistant director of Ball State’s Adult Physical Fitness Program, said if weight loss is someone’s goal, it’s all about input and output. She said one pound equals about 3,500 calories. If someone wanted to lose a pound a week, they would need to burn 500 calories per day. Losing one to two pounds a week is the best way to slim down, Koontz said. She said ideally, every exercise routine should have three components to be the most effective: aerobic, strength training and flexibility. “It’s about setting your priorities straight,” Koontz said. “People think, ‘I’m still young, I don’t have to worry about this now.’ But this is the best time to start thinking about your health and wellness.” Shore-Beck is a master instructor at the American Council on Exercise and conducts personal training. She suggested doing an equal amount cardio and strength training even if the goal is simply weight loss. “The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn in the long run,” Shore-Beck said. “You actually burn excess calories post workout.” She said doing a brisk walk to class for 15 minutes a day can be a students’ cardio portion and then they can focus the other 15 minutes on strength training.
GETTING IN MOTION
Among the Netflix binge-watching and long hours of working on class assignments, hours can go by without moving an inch. In 2012, two U.K. universities conducted a study of almost 800,000 people that found sitting for long periods of time increases risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease and even death. “It can turn into a big problem if someone sits in front of the computer for hours without moving,” said Selen Razon, a sport and exercise psychology assistant professor. “That’s just not how our bodies are meant to work.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said adults need 150 minutes of exercise each week, which is a little more than 21 minutes every day. While watching television, Koontz suggested getting active during commercial breaks. “With two 10-pound weights, you can exercise your shoulders, abs, legs and back in one sitting,” she said.
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Keeping up the resolution in the long haul isn’t always easy. Koontz said there are five stages to beginning a new, active lifestyle: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance. Razon said lapsing is common, whether it’s a workout beginner or an athletic fitness devotee. “People shouldn’t feel bad when they relapse — it happens, it’s common,” she said. “It’s important to know when it happens and what are the things that trigger relapses. During exams or times of stress, I see people relapse or quit exercising. But it’s really sad because when you’re stressed, the best thing to do is to exercise.” Shore-Beck said people plateau in their workouts normally around the sixth week. “It’s when your body gets used to it, you know there needs to be a change,” Shore-Beck said. “You need to change up the routine and keep it fresh so you don’t get bored and plateau.”
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Razon pointed out that there’s more psychological benefits that come with getting fit, like self-esteem improvement and the endorphins that are secreted through the body during exercise, which create feelings of happiness. A 2013 study conducted by the Ball State School of Exercise Psychology showed aerobic exercise improves test scores. Razon said out of the 60 Ball State students tested, the ones who did cardio workouts had higher scores on cognitive tests afterward. “It’s about getting the heart pumping,” she said. “Exercise really is the magic pill.”
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Begin by standing straight with one foot in front of the other. Your front knee should be slightly bent. Bring the dumbbells in each hand together in front of you, arms extended, with your palms facing each other. Bend slightly forward from the waist so you can feel it in your abs and extend your arms slowly side to side at the same time. Repeat for 10 reps.