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been talking about,� said Cindy Douglas, vice president of business development and attraction for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “If there aren’t business to create jobs to employee you and me, we don’t have a tax base.� Stanley Pruss, director of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, felt the key upcoming jobs would be in energy, life sciences and homeland security. However, the panelists did not agree new jobs would be the only thing the state needs to improve its economic state.

No one injured in Lot 28 By Kelli Ameling Staff Reporter

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Grand Rapids junior Hilary Kavanaugh stands in Lot 28 near Foust Hall Tuesday night as firefighters extinguish a small engine fire that damaged her car.

Pryor said. Sgt. Michael Dunham of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department said when they arrived, the car was engulfed in flames. They were able to put out the fire quickly, but there was a lot of smoke damage, which ruined the inside of the car, Dunham said. “This particular car is completely destroyed,� he said. The fire started and stayed mainly under the hood, Dunham said. He does not know what caused the fire because there was too much damage done to the car.

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convert as soon as possible. “I don’t anticipate a campuswide rollout of Windows 7. Each individual tech manager is probably going to decide,� Gramza said. Many programs are already starting to make the switch. While some computers on campus cannot support Windows 7 and some departments may want to stick with XP for a while, Gramza is confident it will eventually become the standard. “If there were going to be any larger rollouts, it would probably be next fall,� he said. The Beta Subcommittee also is forming a group to investigate Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as an option for widescale upgrades for Macs on campus. He said the Mac incremental upgrade scheme tends to make it easier to test and recommend than the larger and less common Windows upgrades. “I think there will be less deliberation,� Gramza said.




No extra cost Rehm said the Windows 7 license would not cost the school any more than the current contract for XP. “The license is about $300,000 a year,� he said. The license covers OS upgrades, Office suites, the Portal and other Microsoft products and services. Tim Gramza, the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences manager of technology, is the head of the Beta Subcommittee. The group is comprised of Gramza and approximately six other technology experts on campus. “So far, (Windows 7 is) great. We haven’t run into too many red flags,� Gramza said. While all current signs point to a recommendation in favor of making the switch, it is unlikely all PCs on campus will


A similar group was formed to deliberate on the upgrade from XP to Windows Vista. “Like many other businesses, we chose not to go with Vista,� Rehm said.

SADD starting? Brooklyn junior Sam Brzozowski wants to start a S.A.D.D. chapter at Central Michigan University and will discuss sign-up for anyone interested. “I’m really adamant about starting this up. My goal is to start S.A.D.D. up as a (registered student organization),� Brzozowski said. For more information on the panel, contact s! Brzozowski at brzoz1PP I


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Phi Sigma Pi hopes to make the consequences of drunk driving seem real to students Thursday. A panel discussion, “Learn the Facts and Stay Sober in October,� will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium to raise awareness about the issue. “We want to make drunk driving a reality. A lot of people blow it off and don’t get the real effect unless they hear personal testimony,� said Walled Lake senior Rachel Pelto, president of Phi Sigma Pi. The panel consists of a police officer, a paramedic, four people with personal testimonies, a representative

Tax problems Studley said one of the self-inflicted wounds is the Michigan Business Tax, another is spending more on corrections than higher education. “There’s only four states ... spending more on corrections than higher education,� said Michael Boulus, executive director of the

No one was hurt during the accident, but there was damage done to a car directly adjacent to it, Dunham said. “Things can be replaced, but people cannot,� Dunham said. Grand Rapids junior Hilary Kavanaugh, the owner of the car, said she could not prevent the fire.

Honors fraternity seeks to shed light on drunk driving Thursday from Mothers Against Drunk Driving and a representative from Students Against Destructive Decisions. The panelists will share information about how drunk driving has affected their lives and why they are passionate about preventing it. “For our fraternity every semester, we have to do a risk management program, and we thought this would be a great event because it corresponds with Sober in October,� said Kimball senior Tiffany Makowski, member of Phi Sigma Pi. Pelto is hopeful it will have an impact on anyone who attends. Some of the testimony will come from people who lost siblings and children to drunk driving, she said. Jeffrey Ballard, Central Michigan University community police officer, is on the panel to discuss the negative legal consequences of drunk driving, as well as his personal

“There are a small, but growing, number of employers that would say we are suffering from self-inflicted wounds,� said Rich Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

President’s Council of State Universities of Michigan. “We lead the country in disinvesting in higher education.� Several panelists said the movement of people out of Michigan because of a lack of jobs is creating a crunch in tax dollar investment. “I like what (Boulus) said about how we cannot have both a low tax and high investment in higher education,� said Niles junior Grace Volrath. Pruss said Michigan residents are going to be forced to make difficult decisions on the state’s future economy. “What do you ultimately value? There is no easy solution here,� Pruss said.









A Buick Regal caught on fire Tuesday night in Lot 28 near Foust Hall. The first call came to authorities at 7:49 p.m., said Central Michigan University Police Sgt. Christopher Pryor. The fire was put out as soon as the fire department arrived. “I saw flames shooting out of the front of the car,� said Frankenmuth junior Kraig Haubenstricker. Haubenstricker said he noticed the smoke from the Music Building and was curious. When he got to the car, he called 9-1-1. The accident closed down Preston Street from the Charles V. Park Library to Mission Street and opened up after the car had been towed by a local company,


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“We had a game plan, we just didn’t stick to it, plain and simple.”

Mavs fall short in rally, lose first game at home Lady Lions 82 Mavericks 74 Cody McClendon Contributor to The Shorthorn

Ending a perfect record at home, the women’s basketball team lost 82-74 to Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday night at Texas Hall. It was the first time since the 2000-01 season that the Lions (159, 7-4) won in Arlington. Down by 10 with 7:12 to play, UTA (15-9, 9-2) switched from a 3-2 zone to a full-court press and went on a 13-3 run, tying the game 68-68 with 3:59 remaining. Despite costly fouls, the Mavs found themselves down only two with 1:30 left in the game. Led by senior forward Kristy Carlin, who contributed with a career-high 25 points and added nine rebounds, the Lions shot 49.1 percent from the field. Carlin stole the ball on the Maverick inbound pass and then nailed a three-pointer, putting the Lions up by five and up for good. “We had a horrible practice Monday and a horrible practice Tuesday,” Mavs head coach Samantha Morrow said. “We preached and preached to them it was going to bite them, and it did.” UTA was out rebounded 41-28, securing only seven offensive rebounds. Southeastern Louisiana dominated the boards on both sides of the court, grabbing 17 offensive rebounds and 24 defensive, the Lions out-performed the Mavericks all night. For the first time this year at home in conference play, the Mavs did not have the lead at half time. With four seconds remaining, the Lions dribbled the ball the length of court, scored with no time on the clock, tying the game 32-32. The game was back-and-forth all night due to the referees calling 54 fouls. Each team entered the double bonus penalty in both halves. Senior forward Candice Cham-

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Records: Southeastern Louisiana (15-9, 7-4), UTA (15-9, 9-2)

pion had another double-double tonight — her 11th of the season — but her 19 points were not enough. “We had a game plan, we just didn’t stick to it, plain and simple,” Champion said. The Lions’ head coach Lori Davis Jones said she was proud for the girls to get a win against the conference’s top team. “Well, any time you go on the road in this conference and get a win, that’s huge,” she said. “We hadn’t had success in Arlington ever, since I have been coaching here.” These two teams will not see each other again in the remaining three weeks of conference play. But both teams are at the top of their division, and could very well meet up in the conference tournament in Katy. UTA will have a chance to bounce back against Central Arkansas at 3 p.m. Saturday in Conway, Ark.

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Junior guard Meghan Nelson goes for a layup Wednesday against Southeastern Louisiana in Texas Hall. The Mavericks lost 82-74, ending their eight-game winning streak.

Sophomore guard Tamara Simmons fights off Southeastern Louisiana senior guard Charinee Mitchell on Wednesday in Texas Hall.

Past Performance Means Future Hopes Men’s and women’s track teams have cause to expect SLC Championship greatness in Houston Berger hopes all the athletes perform as expected, because he predicts it will With the Southland Conference be a close race with UTSA for the overIndoor Championships starting this all team championship. “They are the two-time repeat chamweekend in Houston, the UTA men’s and women’s track teams hope to build pions, so the momentum is in their on last weekend’s success at the Texas favor, but we’re hungry and we want another ring, so we have a good shot.” A&M Invitational. The women’s team was less successIn College Station, against some of ful at last week’s invitathe top-ranked programs in the tional, finishing 17th. country, the men’s team ran, Although the women’s jumped and threw its way to 36 team didn’t have the collecpoints, which was good enough tive performance it wantfor eighth place. ed, the 4 x 400-meter relay Assistant track coach Branteam of Antonia Hopkins, don Berger said he knew the Clarissa Toomer, Megan competition would be tough, Turner, and Brittany Culbut thinks going against the bertson broke a 15-yearbest improves both teams. old school record posting a “It gets them used to running time of 3:45.98. fast and pushing hard,” he said. The previous mark of “We’re able to get more out of 3:48.37 was set in 1994 them than we might at a lowerby the team of Tara Ford, level meet, and it’s a good tuneup to get them ready to run fast Brandon Berger Brenna Odell, Roselyn Shanklin and Gwen Clardy. this weekend.” assistant track Sophomore sprinter Coaches expect success in coach Jasmine Walls finished Houston for freshman Coredesecond in both the 60-mero Gray and sophomore Jarid ters and 200-meter dash in Vaughan, sprinters who finished sixth and seventh respectively in the last year’s championships and is one of the favorites going into this weekend’s 60-meter dash in College Station. Vaughan is favored to win the con- meet. The Southland Conference Indoor ference 200-meters dash after posting a time of 21.52 last week, good enough Championship lasts all day this Friday and Saturday at Yoeman Fieldhouse in for eighth place. Junior pole vaulter Wade Hayes, Houston. reigning indoor conference champion, Robert Matson enters the meet as the clear favorite to repeat. Robert Matson

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Wildcat volleyball returns to NCAAs By Nicole Dimtsios ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT

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Arizona receiver Terrell Turner rises to his feet before ASU safety Ryan McFoy received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in Saturday’s game. Arizona’s victory against the Sun Devils shows the arrival of Wildcat football as the premier NCAA team in the state of Arizona.

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UA no longer looking up to their rivals from Tempe By Michael Fitzsimmons ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT The date is Oct. 28, 2007, and the ASU football team is ranked No. 4 in the Bowl Championship Series standings. A couple of weeks later, ASU defeated Arizona 20-17 in Tempe, crushing the Wildcats’ hopes for the program’s first bowl appearance in nine years and putting them in sixth place in the Pacific 10 Conference. The win for ASU clinched a co-Pac-10 Conference title with USC, and the Sun Devils moved on to lose to Texas in the Holiday Bowl. With head coach Dennis Erickson bringing in top recruits in his first year and quarterback Rudy Carpenter returning for his senior season, the future looked bright for the football team in Tempe. Flash forward to Saturday, where Arizona knocked off ASU 20-17 at Sun Devil Stadium. “That was fun,” Stoops said after the win. “It’s a lot different than it was two years ago, that’s for sure. I think (ASU fans) were throwing stuff on me for other reasons then, it might have been our fans too.” The home team left the field dejected after its last game of the year, while the Wildcats gained a shot at playing in the Holiday Bowl. Since ASU’s 2007 campaign in which it won 10 games, it has totaled a combined nine wins in two years, and with the loss to Arizona, the Sun Devils have to deal with their first consecutive losing seasons since 1946-1947. It seems, for now, that the two programs have taken 180-degree turns from two years ago. But what exactly caused the sudden change in direction? For starters, it began before Erickson even got to Tempe, when former ASU coach Dirk Koetter left the program. The coaching change caused then-Sun Devil recruit Nick Foles to commit to play quarterback at Michigan State,

and ultimately end up in Tucson. Inconsistency at quarterback has plagued ASU ever since the beginning of last season, primarily this year, when the Sun Devils shuffled through three different starters at the position. Foles has given Arizona a legitimate starting quarterback for the next two seasons, showing how the hard work by coaches in the off-season has turned the program around. “Our coaches do a great job of recruiting kids,” senior Terrell Turner said. “We’re getting guys in and getting guys developed with our strength and conditioning and our academics and things like that.” Arizona coaches have also changed the attitude of the players, forcing them to work for their success while doing their jobs at practice every day. This makes a game like Saturday taste that much sweeter. “Even if you take a summer job and work for a Pinto, that’s better than getting a (Mercedes) Benz,” Turner explained.“You’ll take care of that Pinto like it’s your last. I’ll remember this season so much because we’ve come so far in the past three years that we’ve been here. “Anything that you work for and have success in feels much better than anything that’s been given to you,” he added. In a heated rivalry like the one these two programs share, there is always plenty of trash talking to go around. For now, the Wildcats will look to continue about their business quietly, avoiding what senior safety Cam Nelson sees as karma. “(ASU) did a lot of stuff, a lot of talking and things like that. I think it came back and haunted them for the most part,” Nelson said. “We don’t wish anything bad upon anybody because they’re still a good team,” Nelson added. “They’ve just had a lot of unfortunate endings like we have … that’s why we try and keep quiet and just play and let things happen.”

The Arizona volleyball team has clinched a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005 after completing its Pacific 10 Conference season this weekend. The No. 19 Wildcats (19-10, 8-10 Pac-10) will face off against Texas A&M on Friday in Baton Rouge, La. Tulane and Louisiana State University, the host school, fill out the bracket in the first round of tournament action. “I’ve always said there’s three different seasons throughout the year,” head coach Dave Rubio said.“There’s the non-conference season, the conference season and the postseason. Everything you do throughout the year is in preparation for what you’re going to face in the postseason.” Rubio and the Wildcats have traditionally fared well in the tournament, posting a 22-12 record in twelve previous trips. Arizona is one of eight Pac-10 teams that were selected to participate in postseason action. Along with UCLA, Washington, California, USC, Oregon, Washington State and conference winner Stanford, Arizona will look to represent the rich volleyball Pac-10 with success. The Wildcats began the year coming off a difficult snub at the end of the end of the 2008 season, when they did not receive an invitation from the selections committee. Arizona then proceeded to go 12-0 in non-conference games, vaulting the team into the national rankings. “I’m certainly excited and proud of the team. It’s been a lot of hard work to get back there, especially in our conference,” said Rubio.“There have been quite a lot of sacrifices on everyone’s part to get us back to where we were, and we’re excited to move on to the tournament.” As the non-conference opponents faded away, Arizona was faced with the high level of competition in the Pac-10. Although getting swept in Los Angeles this weekend did not provide Arizona with the end it had hoped for, the Wildcats still walked away with a ticket to the tournament. Rubio and the Wildcats will face the Aggies at 5 p.m. CT on Dec. 4. Should they advance past Texas A&M, Arizona will play on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. CT. “It’s the teams that can play to their potential and can play to their level during the tournament that are the teams that are going to go from round to round,” Rubio said. “We’re just going to do our thing.”

‘Cats swept in Los Angeles

Although Sunday’s selection to the NCAA Tournament was a day of celebration for the Wildcats, the weekend didn’t start on such a good note. Arizona fell at the hands of both

No. 9 UCLA and No. 16 USC over the weekend in two matches that set the Wildcats at seventh place in the conference with a sub-par 8-10 record. But for head coach Dave Rubio, the losses at the end of the seasons don’t necessarily inspire panic. “I think we’re playing some of our best volleyball right now,” Rubio said. “It’s a product of a process we’ve been going through the last several months.” On Friday, Arizona must have had a turkey hangover. It dropped the match against the Bruins (23-8 13-5, Pac-10) 3-0 and never registered more than 17 points in a set during the match. The Wildcats’ attack struggled, and they were not able to get many hitters going early on. Although Tiffany Owens recorded another double-double on the season with 16 digs and 16 kills, three other hitters had negative attacking percentages. The Bruins jumped out to early leads in each of the sets before going on large runs in their favor to run up the scoreboard. “The UCLA game, we just didn’t play well at all. We played terrible,” Rubio said. “UCLA played very well and they completely took us out of our game.” Although the next night’s match would end with the same result — a loss — Arizona’s style and fight was undeniably back. The Wildcats played four sets in the match against USC (21-9, 10-8), but this time exhibited some of the best volleyball of the season. “The following day we had a terrific match against USC and that could have gone either way, but it was one of the best matches we played all year,” Rubio said. “I felt like we were really engaged and invested in that match. Even though we ended on a loss, I thought it was great for us to compete at that level and that hard.” The Wildcats played four highly contested sets before falling 3-1 in the match. Both Owens and fellow junior outside hitter Whitney Dosty had more than 20 kills and each recorded doubledoubles. Arizona took the first set before falling in game two 25-23. Game three not only went to extra points but went especially high under the new scoring rules. The Wildcats dropped the set 36-34, but the competitive nature of the game kept them in the match mentally. “It’s rare,” said Rubio of the high scoring in the third set.“It may be the highest point-scoring total for me, but it went back and forth.” That set described the match in a nutshell. Although they rallied and tied the score at various times during the game, the Wildcats were just never able to close out the set and get the upper hand. “It was just one of those really terrific volleyball games that, unfortunately, someone had to lose,” said Rubio.


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continued from page 9 was more bland than a rice cake. At the half, the Wildcats had only amassed 166 yards of total offense and 67 of those came on one play, a career-long touchdown jaunt by running back Keola Antolin. The second half didn’t get much better. Foles and his offense failed to reach the end zone and sat idly by as ASU began steadily erasing its deficit until, once again, Arizona found itself in a situation all too familiar. Arizona’s defense, which had been dominant all day long, was wavering, and the Wildcats found themselves on the brink of losing a game that at one point was all but won. But then came Arizona’s saving grace, the only part of the Wildcats’ team that had played and performed well nearly all game long — special teams. The unit had already accounted for 10 of Arizona’s 17 points. Kicker Alex Zendejas had gone one for two in field goal attempts — one was blocked — and special teamer Orlando Vargas had blocked an ASU punt and scooped up the loose ball for the Wildcats’ second score. Minus Antolin’s big run in the first quarter, the special teams provided the rest of Arizona’s scoring. “It’s good to come out here and have special teams be such a big part of the win,”Vargas said.“We come out every game and want to do something big. Not necessarily a punt return or block, just something good. And that’s all we wanted to come out and do today.” It came as a fitting end that the game’s defining play, a muffed punt return by ASU’s Kyle Williams, came on a special teams effort. There would be no offensive touchdown to end the game. Stoops played to set up the field goal, to let the players on his team that had the most success get the opportunity to seal the win. The biggest responsibility was given to Zendejas, whose season has been littered with inconsistency. The sophomore came into the game 15 of 19 on field goal attempts and had given the coaching staff reason not to depend on his leg. But in a game where the special teams unit dominated, it was only right that the Territorial Cup was won by the same group. “Every kick, you never know,” said special teams coordinator Jeff Hammerschmidt.“I’m just really proud of Alex. I’ve always had confidence in him and it’s great to have him get that opportunity.” After the game, little media attention was given to Foles or even Antolin, the game’s MVP. The stars were Zendejas, Vargas and Mike Turner, who recovered Williams’ botched punt. The players appeared to soak it in — like they should — because for a special teamer, these days don’t come around too often. — Bobby Stover is a material sciences and engineering senior. He can be reached at

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Former Masters' champion Trevor Immelman of South Africa helps 2009 Masters golf champion Angel Cabrera of Argentina with his Masters' green jacket Sunday at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

MASTERS » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 National had become too tough, too dull and far too quiet, the roars returned in a big way. Mickelson tied a Masters record with a 30 on the front nine to get into contention. Woods chased him around Amen Corner, then caught him with three birdies in a four-hole stretch that captured the imagination of thousands of fans who stood a dozen deep in spots for a view. But it ended with a thud. Mickelson lost his momentum with a 9-iron into Rae’s Creek on the par-3 12th, and when he missed a 4-foot eagle putt and a 5-foot birdie putt down the stretch. He had to settle for a 67 that left him three shots behind. Woods bogeyed the last two holes for a 68 to finish another shot back. Then came the Main Event. Perry did not make a birdie

WALDRON » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 the music was incorporated into the play.” Hester, the main character, was an abortionist saving money to buy her son’s freedom. As a child, her son Monster stole food from First Lady, the mayor’s wife, and was incarcerated. “Freedom ain’t free at all, freedom a heavy wage,” Canary Mary, Hester’s best friend, said. The climax of the play occurs when Hester is told her son died while on a picnic with another prisoner, who she believes is her son. Canary Mary tells Hester she is in contact with a man with an ugly scar – a scar that looks like one that resulted from Hester biting Monster and herself on the same arm as a way to recognize him in the future. Hester doesn’t believe the man Canary Mary knows is her son because the man has committed evil acts, including pedophilia, rape, murder and sodomy. “It is hard to be good when surrounded by so many that are bad,” Hester said. The theme of class is introduced early when the Mayor openly cheats with Canary Mary because of his wife’s inability to have children. His mistress is poor, but his rich wife can’t give him what he desires most: a child.

until his 20-foot putt on the 12th curled into the side of the cup. Campbell, playing in the group ahead, narrowly missed two eagle putts on the back nine to forge a brief share of the lead. It looked like Perry had the green jacket buttoned up when he hit his tee shot to within a foot of the cup on the par-3 16th hole for a two-shot lead over Campbell and Cabrera, who made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 16th just to stay in the game. From behind the 17th green, Perry’s chip was too firm and tumbled off the front of the green for a bogey. Then, he hit the biggest tee shot of his life into the left bunker on the 18th, pulled his approach left of the green, and missed his 15-foot putt for par. “I had a putt to win,” Perry said. “I’ve seen so many people make that putt. I hit it too easy. You’ve got to give that putt a run. How many chances do you have to win the Masters?” “The play definitely conveyed the class message,” Charles Railsback, undergraduate adviser of Department of Theatre and Drama, said. First Lady has an affair with Monster and becomes pregnant, but everyone thinks the child is the mayor’s. Hester kills First Lady’s unborn child as the ultimate revenge for sending her son to jail when he was young. Hester and her son are reunited at the end of the play when Monster runs into Hester’s house while being pursued by the Hunters. Monster knows the Hunters are going to capture, torture and kill him, but he would rather be killed by his mother than by the hand of the Hunters. “Well, I think the message in Suzan-Lori Parks’ plays is unavoidable,” Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe, theater and drama assistant professor, said. “They did very well and it is not an easy style to get.” With the First Lady’s inability to have children, Hester trying to buy her son’s freedom, First Lady becoming pregnant, Hester killing First Lady’s unborn child and then killing her own son, the play exemplifies the full circle of life. Though humorous, the message of class and good versus evil was what had audience members talking. “It was certainly a joy to see the play come to life,” sophomore Matt Herndon said.


Actors perform at the dress rehearsal of “Chicks with Dicks” on Tuesday evening at the Bloomington Playwrights Project.

CHICKS » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Ensemble of Artists member Andi Haynes thought the choreography was “absolutely fabulous.” She referred to a part in the show when the cast breaks out into a dance to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” “Really, I loved it,” she said. “It’s fun to watch them being crazy.”

Costume designer Toni Scroggins saw the show numerous times during rehearsals, and yet she thought this one was the funniest night she had seen. She credited the lively audience to making the show enjoyable. “I’ve laughed harder tonight than I have in a long time,” she said. Director Richard Perez credited the success of the show to

the cast and their dedication. “They gave it 150 percent, really,” he said. “They went above and beyond their call of duty.” The show not only had outlandish comedy combined with satire but it also had a moral lesson. The plot reveals that the reason the two tribes are fighting is because they were given the drug “tootsey” by Dr. Diabolique, who is plotting to take

over their planet by draining its titanium. Vespa and Cindi expose his evil plot to sell the titanium at rock-bottom prices to people on Earth. Upon discovering the truth, the two tribes are able to rekindle their friendship. Perhaps Vespa De Amour said it best: “They may be cannibals, and they may be sluts, but they’re no threat to your planet or mine.”



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More Than Just Hot Bodies JMU is on the verge of seeing the publication and dissemination of a calendar featuring female students posing in string bikinis. Unfortunately, the repercussions of The Girls of Madison are widely felt, if hardly acknowledged. The calendar stands as an example of the distorted message our society has come to believe as real. At the place in which a person’s mind should be most highly valued, a university, women are still being told that it is their bodies that matter. This calendar is a testament to the overwhelming emphasis our society places upon appearance. Even worse, it gives women a definition of beauty that is unrealistic and extremely limited in its spectrum. It leads a woman to place her concentration on her outward appearance and de-emphasizes her mind; society is shallower and less content because of it. When women are told their worth is derived from their outward beauty, they are set up for failure. When, as always, this beauty type fades, so too, in her and society’s mind, does her value. The most troubling aspect

of the calendar does not lie in how much the women display, but rather in how little. The way in which these women’s bodies are shown reduces them to nothing more than that a body. In no way is the woman, as a person, conveyed; her values, thoughts, accomplishments and personality are completely neglected. This leads our society to believe that a woman’s body is the most valuable thing about her. In turn, this negates the incentive for women to seriously pursue their mind’s development. To put such emphasis on appearance deviates the emphasis that should be spent on self-development. The whole of society is therefore negatively affected when half of the population’s intellect is impeded. The title of the calendar, The Girls of Madison, has implications as well. It states that the type of woman represented in this calendar is the type of woman attending this school. While at JMU this is, obviously, somewhat true, it leaves the majority of the female population misrepresented. How is anyone to view the women who

attend JMU, if not by the glaring example we give them in this calendar, which speaks of how JMU women look, act and think? While it gives her credit for her body, viewers are left to imagine the unique thoughts and interesting dreams she may have. Where are her true passions and talents? To give every woman only the title and reputation exhibited in the calendar is an enormous injustice to each of them. The façade of using the calendar for charity would be comical if it weren’t deceptive. This charity reaps  percent of the financial benefit of exploiting and denigrating the women of Madison. The end does not justify the means; the idea of giving to charity is wonderful, but the method used outweighs the good that is accomplished. This calendar is an immense misrepresentation of the JMU female population and continues the objectification of women; in doing so, it detracts from the University.

Obama vs. Fox News In the last few weeks, Americans have witnessed something never seen before in our history; the President of the United States has declared war on…a news network. It’s nothing out of the ordinary for a president to complain about media treatment, every president since George Washington has done it. But what makes this instance unique is that President Obama has specifically singled out the Fox News Channel, and his administration seems totally committed to its marginalization and destruction. To justify such an action, the White House has argued that Fox News operates as nothing more than “a wing of the Republican Party,” pandering to a demographic sliver of conservative ideologues, and thus it doesn’t behave “the way that legitimate news organizations behave”. Unfortunately for the President though, the numbers don’t support those claims. In the  years of Fox News’ existence, it has become the dominant cable news channel. Fox beats CNN and MSNBC so thoroughly that, according to Nielson, Fox programming wins its time slot for almost every hour of every day both in terms of total viewers and those within the critically important adult demographic aged  to . Last August, the Pew Research Center released a study showing that while  percent of Fox News viewers are Republicans,  percent are Democrats. By comparison, according to the same study, only  percent of CNN and MSNBC viewers are Republicans while  percent and  percent respectively are Democrats. This demonstrates that Fox maintains the broadest appeal across party lines among the three major cable news networks, as Fox easily attracts more Democrats than CNN and MSNBC attract Republicans. The White House argues their fight is solely against bias. But bias exists everywhere in the media; it’s a fact of life when reporting the news. The fact that administration officials are quick to accuse Fox News of bias for its conservative leanings, yet are unwilling to admit that any exists on liberal networks like MSNBC, reveals their position to be rife with intellectual dishonesty. Instead, the true goal of the White House assault on Fox News can be summed up by only one word: control. Of all the TV news networks, Fox has been the

toughest on the Obama administration. MSNBC, CNN and the network channels all clearly favored Obama to John McCain and, since the election, continue to give him favorable coverage. CNN even went so far as fact-checking “Saturday Night Live” for a skit criticizing his lack of accomplishments. However, Fox has consistently challenged the administration and has not shied away from investigating powerful figures and organizations tied to Obama or the Democratic Party. But what has really drawn the ire of the White House is that other news organizations have become more aggressive in covering the administration’s actions after they were embarrassed by either missing or ignoring major stories that Fox uncovered, such as ACORN’s massive fraud and Van Jones’s radical history. Administration officials have quickly warned other networks not to follow Fox’s lead and only report “important stories” in what amounts to a blatant attempt to scare reporters away from negative coverage. From an administration openly bragging that “very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control” during the presidential campaign, the thought of the White House determining what constitutes an important story or a legitimate news network is a scary one indeed. Americans don’t want to see journalists cheerlead for elected officials. In fact, the very idea of the press obediently following government orders is an abomination to America’s founding principles. The reason we have a constitutional right to a press free to investigate and criticize the government is because our Founding Fathers knew that it would be impossible to prevent tyranny without it. To make that point, Thomas Jefferson once wrote that “our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it”. President Obama must understand that as President of the United States he is not immune from criticism, nor is he exempt from questioning. His fight with Fox News has introduced a new level of pettiness to the Presidency, demeaning both his office and the great men who served before him. For the good of the country, the time has come for the President to grow up and end this disgraceful fight. # " * $ is a junior political science and business management major.

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