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The 2013 sequestration affects military, trickles down to ROTC programs while OSU Army ROTC reapportions funds, keeps opportunities By Kate Virden

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Despite the federal sequestration enacted in 2013 involving national budget cuts in the military, the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Oregon State University has stayed strong. Despite the Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon’s words about the budget cuts, that “half of sequestration will fall directly on national defense,” Army ROTC has found new and innovative ways to maintain a high standard. Jeff Gordon, an OSU student and Marine Corps veteran, said the sequester will effect training, operational readiness and gear and equipment. Gordon joined the Marines because he always wanted to be in the military, and, as he said, “the Marines are top notch.” The ROTC program is one of many ways on campus to meet a group of people who are diverse yet like-minded. The students share a bond to protect the country and obtain a satisfactory education. “It’s an environment that fosters innovation because to excel and set yourself apart you have to do more than the standard,” said Jason Welch, a sophomore majoring in history, ROTC is designed to train citizens to become military officers. For the first two years of the program at OSU, students follow the example of juniors and seniors, who are the leaders. The students learn what is expected of them through trial and error and gain a sense of awareness to always be one step ahead and on to the next task. Welch said OSU ROTC is innovative because students are trained to be ready for anything by thinking ahead. McKeon also said the sequester will drastically shrink

the military. Nationally, the availability of scholarships has decreased and, as a result, class sizes have gotten smaller. Welch said his class is comprised of 16 students. He also pointed out that each student gets attention and helps maintain a “squared away” program — meaning everyone upholds the same standards. The four-year tuition scholarships have been split into smaller packages to give more opportunities to students. Army ROTC also interacts with OSU and the community through volunteer work. The students sell parking tickets at football games, rain or shine. They also do various tasks to help the community throughout the year. Welch’s favorite part of attending OSU is the community feeling and all the opportunities to get involved, like ROTC. He says the Army has always fit him best and that was confirmed when he came to OSU and met a professor of military science. He is pursuing aviation in the military because he has always been fascinated by flight.

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A group of young men and women fresh out of high school entered into their Marine Reserve Officers’ Training Corps initiation camp in Monmouth four years ago. This was the beginning of their time at Oregon State University in the Naval ROTC program. “We were pretty shell-shocked at first,” said Sam Melick, an OSU senior in mechanical engineering. “Fairly soon, however, we adjusted and built up a team-building mentality, learning to rely on others and in turn how to be relied on.” Now these students are the future leaders of American troops, preparing for this June when, as they graduate, they will be called up on stage, sworn in by an officer, have their ranks pinned onto their uniforms by their families and loved ones and receive their first salutes as commissioned officers. This is the day of their commissions. “The commission is the one

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“We produce well-rounded thing I’m striving for right now,” said Austin Head, OSU senior in future officers in the Navy that business. “It is something that I understand the unique realities of have been working towards since balancing college life and a profeshigh school and it is exciting to sional career,” said Lt. Joe DeCicco, assistant professor of naval science. know it’s so close.” During high school, Head put in “In order to be successful in today’s military, it is effort to obtain the extremely imporNaval ROTC scholtant to put what is arship. At the heart After seeing in the best interof his desire to be est of the nation in Naval ROTC was commissioning in front of your a passion for serceremonies for the personal desires. vice, which would the Navy we continue to grow past three years, In embrace the eththroughout his I am ready to see ics and values of time at OSU. courage “I’ve always myself there up on honor, and commitment. wanted to serve my Essentially, service stage. country in the milis above self.” itary,” Head said. Austin Head Melick recalled “I’ve felt I owe a OSU senior in business his freshman year, debt to those who where everyone have served before lived on the same me. I thought also floor of the same I should get school out of the way first though, and the dorm, and everyone watched out ROTC program provided me a way for each other. If someone missed their alarm, then someone else to do both.” Head’s mentality is not an excep- would make sure they still woke up tion in Naval ROTC, as the entire and made it out on time. program centers on the hope to For Head, a defining moment was build up and refine serving leaders. last summer’s Officer Candidate

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School, a final program designed to test him to the very limits and ensure he was fit for duty as a Marine officer. After six weeks, which included getting horrible blisters, infected to the point that he could have lost his feet, he earned the right to attend the Eagle, Globe and Anchor Ceremony. He was given a medal that officially recognized him as having earned the right to be called a Marine. “It was the most trying experience in my path so far to becoming a Marine,” Head said. “However, it was also my defining moment.” Now, the students have to finish their last term at OSU, attend several ROTC events, such as the Joint Service Review, and graduate. Then, they will be ready to be commissioned into the United States military. “After seeing commissioning ceremonies for the past three years, I am ready to see myself there up on stage,” Head said. Ryan Dawes, news reporter news@dailybarometer.com

With the world population on pace to increase to 9 billion by 2044, without innovation, resources will follow the opposite trend. Oregon State University’s 300-acre Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) is showing ingenuity by introducing two remotecontrolled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which will take photographs of the potato fields in Hermiston. The goal is to “help farmers more efficiently use water, fertilizers and pesticides to bolster yields and cut costs,” according to the press release from OSU. The potatoes for the experiment were planted two weeks ago and are expected to come out of the ground in 10 to 14 days. The plan is to apply the system three times per week. “We’re going to see how quickly the cameras on the UAVs can recognize symptoms, even very minute symptoms, in the plants, ahead of us being able to see them,” said Phil Hamm, the director of HAREC. The UAVs can zoom in close enough to see an insect sitting on a leaf, an attribute expected to help work toward eliminating the problem of human error. In essence, farmers can see what’s coming before it happens. Potatoes sold for $173 million in Oregon in 2012 according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But diseases and insects can often cause problems for potatoes. “By knowing ahead of time, they can actually prevent there being an issue,” Hamm said. “This is all about doing things that allow us to have See UAVs | page 2

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and caffeinate passersby. “Instead of doing a little bit of what we had, we’re doing everything that we had in the store based on what Starbucks wants to contribute and based on her contribution as well,” Elta said. Those enjoying the shop’s offerings included many of the thousands of runners who were stopped short of finishing the race. Wearing running gear or branded Boston Marathon jackets, many wandered up to police barricades where early in the day volunteers checked bib numbers and handed out finishing medals. Luis Cuan and Jaime Herrera flew from Guadalajara, Mexico, to run the marathon, but were stopped just short of the finish line when the bombs went off. When the police diverted the two men away from the buses that carried their personal belongings, they were wearing only running clothes. “It was freezing,” Cuan said. “But many people came out of their houses, some of them were filming us, but many of them were offering water, many of them were offering jackets. We both had pants and

a jacket that were given to us just ‘cause those people felt that we were in the need of some support.” After walking for hours they eventually made it back to their hotel, but they didn’t receive their marathon medals. When the pair left their hotel on Tuesday to explore the city, they met a man who told them they could collect their medals at a police checkpoint on Clarendon Street. One of the women at the checkpoint hanging medals around runners’ necks was volunteer Kathy LeClair from Chester, New Hampshire. LeClair hadn’t planned on being a part of the marathon. An employee of TD Bank, LeClair had come to Boston on Monday afternoon to attend a corporate training class on Tuesday. “My hotel room looked out over everything that happened,” said LeClair, who was checking into her room just as the bombs exploded. “I just couldn’t go to class today. I just couldn’t focus and so I decided to walk around until I found a place that needed a volunteer.”

Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility WASHINGTON (CNN) — An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol’s off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was told the letter was addressed to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi. A laboratory in Maryland confirmed the presence of ricin after initial field tests indicated the poison was present, according to Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer. However, the FBI said additional testing is needed as field and preliminary tests produce inconsistent results. “Only a full analysis performed at an accredited laboratory can determine the presence of a biological agent such as ricin,” according to the bureau. “Those tests are in the process of being conducted and generally take from 24 to 48 hours.” In a statement late Tuesday, the U.S. Capitol Police said more tests would be conducted at the Army’s biomedi-

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out for similar letters, she added. A previous ricin scare hit the Capitol in 2004, when tests identified a letter in a Senate mailroom that served thenMajority Leader Bill Frist’s office. The discovery forced 16 employees to go through decontamination procedures, but no one reported any ill effects afterward, Frist said. Ricin is a highly toxic substance derived from castor beans. As little as 500 micrograms — an amount the size of the head of a pin — can kill an adult. There is no specific test for exposure and no antidote once exposed. It can be produced easily and cheaply, and authorities in several countries have investigated links between suspect extremists and ricin. But experts say it is more effective on individuals than as a weapon of mass destruction. Ricin was used in the 1978 assassination of Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov. The author, who had defected nine years earlier, was jabbed by the tip of an umbrella while waiting for a bus in London and died four days later.

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“More economical” is the key phrase in Horneck’s statement. Potatoes cost $4,000 per acre to grow on average. “That equates to about $500,000 for the average size of field in the area,” according to the press release. Boeing Research and Technology is leasing the technology for the UAVs, and they require a Federal Aviation Administrationapproved pilot to operate the remote controls of the UAVs. Success with this project, which will last until September when the potatoes are harvested, would open opportunities to use UAVs in other areas. Looking at soil-born, fungal pathogens and potato viruses are all future projects a UAV could

be used for. “This is only the beginning,” Hamm said. “We have a long list of potential projects. We can use the technology in a couple different ways: to understand and use these new techniques to target inputs to save money and increase yield quality.” The public will have the chance to see a UAV on June 26, when the extension service holds its Potato Field Day. The plan is to fly the UAV early in the morning and by the early afternoon have the results to show off.

greater control.” The cameras will be able to detect different wavelengths of light. Infrared is one of these wavelengths, and it can emphasize where the unhealthy plants are because they appear much darker than healthy plants. “It’s better than eyesight, and it’s also more economical,” said Don Horneck, an agronomist with HAREC and the lead researcher on the project. “You can’t look at every acre on your field because you can’t drive there.”

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Wednesday, April 24 Meetings ASOSU House of Representatives, 7-8:30pm, MU 211.Weekly meeting. SIFC,5pm,NativeAmericanLonghouse. Weekly meeting.

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Thanks for R not voting tudent government leaders could pat themselves on the back for at least one thing after the primary elections: More students voted than last year. But even with 2 percent more of the student body voting, students continue to not care about ASOSU. Eight percent of students is neither a mandate from the people, nor a vote of faith in the democratic process. If anything, it is a sign from students that we no longer care about student government, and that apathy is the best response they are going to get. When citizens of countries no longer feel they have a say or interest in their government, sometimes their only recourse of protest is to not vote, showing their displeasure in the government as it currently exists. With an 8 percent turnout, the student body has made it abundantly clear they no longer have faith or care about their student government. ASOSU has failed the students it is supposed to represent and advocate for. If the very people they are supposed to represent no longer have faith in their own government, then what is the point in continuing the farce? We have written here before with ideas for reform and changes, but this needs to happen quickly and before ASOSU is relegated to being just another obscure group or organization that student participants can just chalk up to being a good college experience. Our student leaders should continue to be elected by students — we are not suggesting a hiring or selection process like other student organizations. But perhaps how the elections are run and the student government’s role at OSU should be re-examined. Maybe there needs to be some mission statements written, a new constitution, or a complete dismantlement. ASOSU needs to better define its role and why we as a student body need it. Just because you say you are a government, doesn’t make you one. But what is clear is that students do not care, could not take the two minutes to vote and could care less about who has authority over a $1.4 million budget. Student government cannot remain an exercise in play government. The students have seen through it, and the student body’s continued lack of interest in ASOSU and its programs has demonstrated that the student government’s continued existence is only because of the student fees we are begrudgingly forced to pay. Student government needs to do a better job of proving its worth to those who pay for its existence. Otherwise it will continue to wallow away in obscurity in Snell Hall. It can no longer be a place for students to take up a role just to pad their resumes later — it needs to be a functional, purposeful organization that truly engages and serves the student body. Until it figures out why it needs to exist, we applaud the student body for not participating in elections.

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emember that live-action “George of the Jungle” remake from the ‘90s? The one with Brendan Fraser? Do you remember that seminal scene when he finds the coffee in Ursula’s apartment? When he’s running around and literally bouncing off the walls and furniture chanting, “java java java java java java” faster than most people can think? Then he bursts free and explores the world of civilization? Yeah, you remember that scene. If you don’t, it just means you’re too young to have ever seen the movie. So, for the children out there reading this: Go watch it. That is all. I definitely sympathize with George some days, usually when I end up having 10 shots over the course of the day without realizing it. I alternate between reenacting George’s buzz — vibrating so hard that the world seems to blur and pop and shake right in front of my eyes — and dragging so badly that I can barely follow along

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The Daily Barometer with discussions in class without micronapping between speakers — or words. This means two things: It’s spring term. We’re more than halfway done with the school year. It also means that coffee is my first love and my eternal salvation. The thing is, when people buy coffee, they’re under-caffeinated. They’re grumpy and half asleep. Sometimes this can be hilarious, watching them try to navigate the world and answer questions on a delay — sometimes it’s terrifying if they’re driving and acting like this. But usually, at least in my experience, under-caffeinated people are grumpy, pissy and mean. And they take it out on everyone they come across. Including their baristas. So be kind to your baristas. They

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give you coffee before you’re coher- impressed with their skills, you should ent enough to put clothes on. They try to work an espresso machine sometime. generally don’t laugh in your face when I’m positive that you take three whole all the baristas in They give you minutes to make a Corvallis are too decision. They have coffee before you’re professional to do probably been up like spit in coherent enough to anything before dawn, defisomeone’s coffee. put clothes on. They I know that when nitely before you, and are still managing not generally don’t laugh I was a barista to bite off your head. and someone was in your face when Sure, they might be cheesing me off a little psychotically you take three whole something fierce, chipper for this early I’d make them their minutes to make a in the morning or stupidly complicatdecision. this late at night, but ed drink, but “acciwouldn’t you be? If dentally” substitute you had as much decaf espresso for access to caffeine as they do? It prob- caffeinated espresso. But then again, ably seeps into their pores over time, I wasn’t a very nice barista. even if they don’t drink it. Be nice, tip well, thank your barista So, the short — or long — of it is, be and enjoy your coffee. t nice to your baristas. They might be Irene Drage is a senior in English. The opinions having a crappy day too, but they’re expressed in her columns do not necessarily represent not letting it get all over you. Leave those of The Daily Barometer staff. Drage can be reached them a good tip. Or, if you’re not at forum@dailybarometer.com.

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alking to my office, I was in a mood. It was the kind of mood that looks like a Charlie Brown rain cloud. One that beckons a Mack truck to run through a giant puddle and soak me. I was the ‘90s “mom jeans” of personalities: Regretful, uncomfortable and all too aware of the ever-chafing camel toe that was starting to form. Walking into Snell Hall, I heard what

closest friends are going to take to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for the weekend. Then she’d be right, that was the best it was ever going to get. But, it sounded like she was talking looked like a freshman say to her friend, “Look, I know it’s not working, but it’s about a relationship. A relationship fail. Continuing the drudge to my office, the best it is ever going to get.” I stopped, looked her up and down, I realized that I was a fail. Where we are, who we want to be and and promptly judged. Now, maybe she was talking about where we are going is definitive of right the personal private jet her and her 20 now. It’s all about choices. My mood is

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a choice. She was making the wrong one, and so was I. My dad likes to tell me that “these four years dictate where you’ll be for the next 40 years. Do whatever you think is best. But think about where you want to be in 40 years when you open that beer.” My dad is my hero, so it’s probably time I start taking his advice. Want to be happy? Great, make the choice to do positive things every day. Want to be loved? Perfect, love yourself and stop looking past the people in your life that already adore you. Want a job? Wonderful, get off your butt and look for one. Want to get good grades? Super, stop watching TV and hit the books. Want a great relationship? Terrific, stop setting your standards so low that the scraps a person throws you seem like gleaming diamonds when they are really stinking turds. Want to stop waking up hungover and unproductive? Spectacular, stop searching for happiness in a 24-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Want to stop having hurtful and unsatisfying one-night stands? Excellent, stop killing a beer bong every night, find some self-respect, dust it off and stop going home with men whose opening line is, “Hey baby. You know, you’re the prettiest thing in this bar tonight.” It is simple. We make it hard. I’ve tried a lot of things in my life to make me happy. One-night stands, alcohol, bulimia, clubs, trying to be popular, trying to hate popular people, studying all the time, being single, being in a relationship, never studying, never eating and eating all the time. I tried all of those things. All of them left me unfulfilled and unsatisfied. Doing things that you know won’t make you happy is a special kind of stupid. What I never tried was working on me. Swami Sivananda, a Hindu spiritual teacher, once said, “The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.” My generation needs to get it together. It’s time we self-realize. It’s time we see what we’re blessed with, what we have the potential to be and that the biggest thing standing in our way is ourselves. Happiness is a decision; it’s a choice. Make it and stop making excuses. No one wants to hear me or anybody else complain about his or her not-soperfect life. t

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Grady Garrett: We’re live from Beavers Got Talent at LaSells Stewart Center, where every Oregon State athletic team will present an act. Alex Crawford and I will do our best to provide running commentary without crossing any lines. GG: Just asked Roberto Nelson who he thinks the favorite is. “Not us.” The basketball team lets us down again. Alex Crawford: Based on last year’s video, is the softball team the early favorite? GG: Readers, if you’re unfamiliar with last year’s softball video, they basically mocked every team at OSU, and it was hilarious. Search “Stuff Oregon State Athletes Say & Do” on YouTube, and you’ll find it. It has nearly 26,000 views. Twenty-six-freaking-thousand. GG: But anyway, the problem for the softball team is last year’s video will be impossible to top, so I’m not sure they’re the favorite. AC: They just introduced the judges: Mike Riley, Dee Riley (Mike’s wife), Mark Phillip and Jordan Poyer. Mark Phillip looks like he should be running security at a nightclub in Los Angeles, not judging a talent show. GG: I hate that Riley’s a judge. He’s not going to be negative. If it’s an awful act, he’ll find a way to spin it positively. They need someone like Pat Casey who will say it how it is. GG: (Act 1) Men’s golf up first. Two guys are singing (I mean lip-syncing) a song to Dee Riley. We now know the men’s golf team is that kid in class who sucks up to the teacher. AC: Are we going to see a cute little serenade or some “Magic Mike” striptease action? Better question: How does

Riley respond? GG: Dee just hugged one of the golfers. Riley raised his hands in the air like, ‘What is going on?’ Like he probably did every time Cody Vaz dropped back to pass in the Alamo Bowl. AC: Grady, you were right. Mike Riley, being as Mike Riley as possible, found a way to put an extremely positive spin on two other dudes clearly hitting on his wife. GG: Riley gave them a nine out of 10. He’s lost his credibility for the rest of the show, because that did not deserve a nine. They didn’t even actually sing. GG: (Act 2) Softball up next. Looks like it’s a video of them doing a rendition of the movie “Pitch Perfect.” AC: Props to them for actually singing in their dance routine. My only question is why didn’t they perform it on stage? GG: Not bad, but I’m disappointed. That’s probably because I hated “Pitch Perfect.” Props to Ally Kutz for her performance as Fat Amy, though. It was almost as good as her performance as a gymnast in last year’s video. AC: (Act 3) Men’s crew up. They’re performing an ‘N Sync-inspired (or is it Backstreet Boys?) dance routine. I feel like I’ve seen this before, most likely at my eighth-grade talent show. GG: Mike Riley just told one of the rowers that he was impressed with his athletic ability. That’s got to be the highlight of that rower’s OSU athletic career. GG: Did Dee just say she’s been to six ‘N Sync (or is it Backstreet Boys?) concerts? Did Riley accompany her to any? Can you picture that? AC: Mark Phillip definitely offering the wittiest commentary of the four judges. Just told the crew team, “Bye bye

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The women’s track team performs synchronized dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The track team won first place on Tuesday night. bye.” (Funny, because that’s the song they danced to.) AC: (Act 4) Football comedy video is extremely well produced. Definitely some NMC majors at work. Unfortunately, the good editing cannot mask a lack of content. GG: Impressed with Steven Christian’s editing/animation, but unfortunately his teammates didn’t give him many talents to work with. GG: If you had act four in the “how long until Mike Riley says, ‘that was neat,’” pool, you win. AC: (Act 5) Track and field coming out with a very well choreographed onstage “Thriller” dance. We’ve all seen it before, but damn, this is in-sync. GG: Wow. Leader in the clubhouse. That was well done.

GG: Riley just said “that was neat” again. Straight 10s from the judges. Poyer said that might have been the best act he’s seen in his four years here, besides last year’s softball video. AC: (Act 6) Women’s golf is up next with what amounts to a low-budget highlight tape cut to The Hives. Possible bias here though because one of the judges (Phillip) is in the video. GG: Unlike the first two videos (softball, football), that video kept me engaged the entire time. It didn’t get very good scores from the judges, but I thought it was the second-best act we’ve seen. I loved how they basically made fun of the fact that no one knows how golfers train, other than hitting a golf ball.

AC: (Act 7) The nearly seven-foottall Daniel Jones of the men’s basketball team is now performing a country western swing dance. A good performance here will make up for his lack of playing time during the season. GG: Craig Robinson is about to jump out of his seat. GG: Robinson is literally dying. GG: Wow. That was actually awesome. Serious question: Was that the performance of the year by the men’s basketball team? AC: That ranks third behind Eric Moreland’s dunk in the Civil War and Joe Burton flirting with a triple-double as the best individual performance by an OSU basketball player this year. See Talent | page 5

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Junior catcher Jake Rodriguez (left) talks with senior left-hander Matt Boyd (right) during Friday’s game.

Sitting atop the Pac-12 standings, Oregon State gets ready for a road trip that has the Beavers playing five games in six days. No. 5 OSU’s (28-6, 10-2 Pac-12) first stop is against the University of Portland for a nonconference game. The Beavers already beat UP earlier this season — a 7-5 victory at Goss Stadium on April 2 — and look to complete a series sweep. While it would be easy to overlook a nonconference game, with a Pac-12 series with Washington beginning Friday, OSU is acting as if it is a playoff game. “The next opponent is always the most important,” said sophomore left fielder Michael Conforto. “You have to look at it like the Portland game could be the difference between hosting a regional or hosting a super regional.” “We treat every game like we’re going into Baton Rouge to play LSU like we did to advance to the super regionals last year,” added junior catcher Jake Rodriguez. “We take every game with that approach: One game at a time, one pitch at a time. It’s baseball, anybody can win on any given day.” The Beavers were hampered by injuries to Jace Fry, Ryan Barnes and Tyler Smith earlier in the year and faced another when Rodriguez missed Saturday’s and Sunday’s game against Utah. Fry will not be back until May, but Barnes and Smith are now healthy and playing. Rodriguez is expected back in the lineup on Wednesday, meaning the Beavers are the healthiest they have been in quite some time. “Friday night, I tweaked either my rib or a muscle, but I kevin Ragsdale | THE DAILY BAROMETER feel fine now. I’m back to normal,” Rodriguez said. “We’re Senior shortstop Tyler Smith steps into the batter’s box finally getting healthy.” Rodriguez’s return will not only provide a lift behind the in Friday’s 1-0 victory against Utah.


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Q: If you weren’t running track, what other sport would you play at OSU? A: I don’t have any other Gomez talents, but if I had to choose, I’d say soccer. If OSU had a bobsledding team though, I would do that. Q: What’s your favorite class at OSU so far? A: Let’s go with business law. Q: What’s your major? A: Marketing. Q: If you could be any superhero, who would you be? A: How about Wonder Woman. Q: Who has the best sense of humor on the team? A: Who doesn’t? Gosh, that’s a hard one. So many people, Aly Neilson. She’ll appreciate that shoutout.

TALENT n Continued from page 4 GG: (Late add, after the show) Asked Robinson how he’d assess Jones’ performance: “Incredible, I just wish he’d show that kind of footwork on the basketball court.” AC: (Act 8) Pretty awesome that the gymnasts’ video is a lowlight reel of screw-ups (falls) from their season. Riley, of course, found a way to turn the video into a positive sports message. GG: That’s going to make it really hard to bash on the gymnastics team ever again. GG: (Act 9) The women’s soccer and volleyball teams are doing this routine together. They’re wearing masks (which is dumb because I want to know who’s who), dancing to a mash-up of songs. Someone just did the “Dougie,” and — yeah. And it ended with them doing the Harlem Shake. GG: Robinson just said he couldn’t tell who the volleyball players were and who the soccer players were. The volleyball players were the tall ones, coach. I just outsmarted a Princeton grad. AC: Both Mark Phillip and Jordan Poyer described that routine as “hot,” but I think everyone would have thought it was hotter if they had taken their masks off. GG: If I comment on the “hotness” of that routine, I’m afraid Linus Rhode won’t let me cover the soccer team ever again, so I’ll refrain. AC: (Act 10) The swimmers are doing a synchronized swim routine in a fake swimming pool. Not sure how I feel about it. GG: Which routine did you like more, the swimming one or the volleyball/soccer one? AC: I’ve got to go with volleyball/soccer, because although it was definitely less creative, it was more captivating because of music choice, spandex pants, etc. GG: Wonder what your answer would have been had the swimmers not chosen to come out in one pieces. AC: (Act 11) Three wrestlers covering “Hey Joe” on both electric and acoustic guitar right now. Unfortunately for them and the integrity of the song, they were forced to remove the parts of the song about Joe shooting his old lady. GG: Mark Phillip gave that an 11. What? I wasn’t feeling it. AC: Everyone loves Jimi Hendrix. GG: (Act 12) My goodness, the women’s crew team is ripped.

Q: What’s your favorite Disney movie, and who’s your favorite Disney character? A: Is “Up” a Disney movie? I’d say “Up.” And then favorite character? Doug. The dog. Q: Do you have a pre-meet playlist? Do you have a favorite artist? A: Don’t have a particular favorite artist. What do I listen to before meets? Basically anything new. Right now it’s “Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty. Q: If you could meet any one person who has died already, who would it be? A: Heath Ledger. He’s pretty cool. Q: What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? A: Shoot for the moon, because it doesn’t cost a nickel more. Q: What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? A: Anything chocolate, with extra chocolate.

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AC: The problem with the women’s crew dance routine is that there were already a plethora of dance routines tonight, so this one really would have had to “wow” me for it to stand out. GG: Soccer player Josh Smith, who’s MCing the show, is a 4.0 chemical engineering student but just mispronounced a name (Dylan Wynn) that any casual OSU football fan knows how to pronounce. AC: (Act 13) Andrew Glaeser of men’s soccer and Kelsi Schaer of cross country just blew the socks off the crowd with a duet to close the night. I could feel the collective flutter of the girls’ hearts in the crowd as Glaeser sang his part. GG: And right on cue, Erin Uchacz of women’s soccer announces that any girl would love to have Glaeser sing for them. GG: Glaeser is in my bowling class. I need to befriend him so I can go with him to all the parties he’s going to get invited to after that. AC: After a few rounds of everyone yelling for their favorite act of the three finalists (track and field, men’s soccer/cross country duet and wrestling), the judges declare track and field the winners despite the fact that the cheers for the duet were just as loud. GG: Track was the right call. I can’t believe wrestling made the top three. AC: I have to give my MVP of the talent show to Phillip. Not only did he offer the best commentary of the three judges, but his acting was probably the highlight of the women’s golf video. GG: I agree with track at No. 1 and the duet at No. 2, but I’m going to give Daniel Jones of men’s basketball the No. 3 spot (look at me giving the basketball team some love). And I’ll say that women’s soccer/volleyball is a very close fourth. AC: My top three acts in order: Women’s track and field, wrestling and men’s soccer. The track and field dance was just too tightly choreographed for me not to give them the top spot. That clearly took time and effort. GG: I’ll add that women’s golf gets my vote for act that didn’t get enough respect from the judges. As for my least favorite, I’m going with the opening act — men’s golf. AC: My least favorite act was probably men’s crew. Not so much a knock on them, because it was decently choreographed, but it reminded me too much of something I saw a bunch of girls do in middle school. Grady Garrett and Alex Crawford, sports reporters On Twitter @gradygarrett @dr_crawf sports@dailybarometer.com

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elected to go to the bullpen early, bringing junior Cole Brocker in during the fourth inning, and could do so again Wednesday. “Dan should be fine tomorrow, and we have a lot of bullpen,” said head coach Pat Casey. “We’ll go to the bullpen early if we have to. Hopefully we’ll score some runs.” Ultimately, the result of Wednesday’s game probably will not have any implications for OSU’s playoff chances. But as the No. 5 team in the nation, with every team looking to knock them off, OSU believes Wednesday will be a challenge. “Every game is tough and we understand that,” Casey said. “We have to go out and play the way that we can.”

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Boston Marathon bombing victims: Promising lives lost in tragedy (CNN) — They were standing near the finish line, cheering the runners in the Boston Marathon. It was a beautiful, cool day when two bombs suddenly unleashed chaos and killed three people. Friends of those killed say they are devastated by the senseless deaths. Here is some of what we know about each of the victims. Krystle Campbell, 29, Arlington, Massachusetts “She was the best,” Campbell’s distraught mother, Patty, told reporters on Tuesday. “You couldn’t ask for a better daughter.” The family is heartbroken and still in shock, Patty Campbell said as she tried to read a statement on the family’s porch. Everyone loved Krystle, she said. “She had a heart of gold. She was always smiling,” Patty Campbell said as her son, Billy, clutched her with his right arm. Krystle’s grandmother said the 29-year-old was a special kind of person who nurtured deep friendships. “Oh, she was a beautiful girl,” Lillian Campbell told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “She was very happy, outgoing, a hard worker.” Lillian Campbell said her granddaughter even lived with

her for a year and a half and was “great with me.” Her granddaughter was always willing to help someone in need, she said. “And she was, she was just beautiful. She was a fun-loving girl,” Campbell said. Krystle Campbell once worked at Summer Shack, a seafood restaurant in the Boston area that posted a statement on its Facebook page saying she was beloved. “She was an incredible woman, always full of energy and hard at work, but never too tired to share her love and a smile with everyone,” the post said. “She was an inspiration to all of us. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.” According to the Boston Globe, Campbell had taken a job with Jimmy’s Steer House in Arlington. The Globe reported that Campbell often went to the see the marathon runners. “She’s been doing it since she was a little girl,” Lillian Campbell told the newspaper. “She didn’t miss a marathon, watching it at the finish line.” Campbell was a 2001 graduate of Medford High School, the town’s mayor, Michael McGlynn, said. CNN affiliate WHDH reported that the Campbells are long-

time residents of Medford. Ma r t i n R i c h a rd , 8, Dorchester, Massachusetts Martin Richard attended the Neighborhood House Charter School. He “was a bright, energetic young boy who had big dreams and high hopes for his future,” the school said in a statement. “We are heartbroken by this loss.” His father, William Richard, released a statement asking people to “continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin.” A neighbor, Jane Sherman, said that the Richard family is a “typical all-American family” and that Martin and his little brother always loved to play in their yard, no matter the weather. Richard’s mother and sister are recovering from serious injuries sustained in the bombing, the father said. Another life ended: A Boston University grad student While the name of the third victim killed by the blasts was not officially confirmed on Tuesday, Boston University said that the person was a graduate student at the school. “The student was one of three friends who watched the race near the finish line,” the university said on its website. “Another of the three students,

also a BU grad student, was injured and is in stable condition at Boston Medical Center.” The third person in the group was unharmed, the statement added. A short time later, China’s consulate in New York announced that the deceased victim was a Chinese national. At the family’s request, the consulate did not name her. According to a profile on LinkedIn, the woman was a graduate student in mathematics and statistics at Boston University who was due to get her master’s degree in 2014. She graduated from a Chinese university with a degree in international economics, the professional networking site indicated. She’d also previously studied for a semester at the University of California at Riverside. Chinese students at Boston University respected her family’s request for anonymity, with many of them forming a tightknit group. One of them, former CNN intern Alex Shi, said that the students are deeply saddened. Many of the students feel affected because people were trying hard to locate those reported missing — including the victim — by calling hospitals and posting on social media.

Tensions mount after tight Venezuelan vote; government says 7 killed CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN) — The sounds of clanking pots and pans and bursting fireworks rang out in Caracas on Tuesday night as tensions mounted over Venezuela’s tight election results. It was a clear sign that days after Sunday’s presidential vote, fierce political battles are far from over in the deeply divided country. Supporters of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski banged pots and pans to protest the government’s refusal to recount the votes, while supporters of President-elect Nicolas Maduro set off fireworks to celebrate his victory and drown out the noise. Maduro, former President Hugo Chavez’s handpicked successor, is scheduled to be sworn in on Friday. Election authorities proclaimed him president-elect on Monday despite Capriles’ demand for a recount. On Tuesday, Venezuela’s top prosecutor said at least seven people had been killed and 61 had been injured in post-election violence across the country. And the state-run AVN news agency reported that authorities had arrested 135 people in connection with political violence.

The government news agency tied the deaths to opposition protests and said the victims were all followers of Maduro. Government health clinics, food distribution centers, a bank and a preschool program were the targets of violence, officials said. CNN could not independently confirm the government reports of violence, and it was unknown whether there were any opposition injuries or fatalities. Maduro secured 50.8 percent of votes in Sunday’s election, while opposition candidate Capriles won 49 percent, Venezuela’s National Electoral Council said. Since the tally was announced, both Capriles and Maduro have publicly urged supporters to remain peaceful while also accusing each other of inciting violence. The issue of post-election clashes swiftly became a flashpoint for a new round of political sparring Tuesday, as Capriles repeated his calls for a recount and Maduro vowed to use an iron fist to crack down on any attempts to unseat him from the presidency. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Capriles presented a list of alleged election violations that he said impacted hundreds

of thousands of Venezuelans, including problems with voting machines, inconsistencies in tallies reported by voting centers and reports that opposition witnesses were forced out of hundreds of polls. “The right to demand the counting of votes in a country where there is democracy....cannot be a crime,” he told CNN en Español in an exclusive interview Tuesday night. Capriles called off plans to protest at the central office of Venezuela’s election authority in Caracas on Wednesday, saying the government had planned to infiltrate their ranks and provoke violence. Anyone who takes to the streets Wednesday, he said, is not affiliated with his campaign. “The government wants there to be deaths in the country,” he said, accusing authorities of using violence to distract from his push for a recount. “We are not going to step into that trap,” Capriles told CNN en Español. Hours before the protest was canceled, Maduro had said the planned opposition protest in Caracas was illegal and accused opposition leaders of a plot to massacre their own people and later blame the government.

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Boy killed in Boston blast wrote, ‘No more hurting people’ (CNN) — Almost a year ago, 8-year-old Martin Richard wrote four simple words on a sign at school. “No more hurting people,� it said. For the camera, he held up the bright blue sign decorated with hearts framing the word “Peace.� It’s a photograph that many find difficult to look at Tuesday as they struggle to comprehend the violence that took Martin’s life. On Monday, the boy and his family were watching the Boston Marathon near the finish line when two bombs exploded just off Copley Square in the heart of the city. The grade-schooler was killed, authorities said. Martin’s mother, Denise, and his sister were grievously injured, The Boston Globe reported. Denise Richard underwent surgery for an injury to her brain, and Martin’s 6-year-old sister lost her leg, CNN affiliate WHDH reported. As of 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, both were still hospitalized, according to WHDH. The boy’s father, William Richard, is a community leader in the Ashmont section of Dorchester, according to the Globe. “My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston,� Richard said in a statement Tuesday. “My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for

their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.� After early reports conflicted about whether William Richard ran the marathon, a family spokesperson told CNN Tuesday afternoon that he was a spectator. Tuesday morning, people arrived at the Richards’ home in the working-class neighborhood dotted with large New England-style homes. On the stone steps of the Richards’ blue-gray house, visitors gingerly laid down flowers. Someone had written “peace� at the end of the driveway, according to the Globe. More than a 1,000 people, many holding candles and each other, attended a vigil in Dorchester for Martin and the other two victims Tuesday night. Neighbor Jane Sherman told CNN that William Richard came home Monday night about 10:30. He seemed extremely upset and didn’t appear to want to talk, she said. On Tuesday at the Richard home, a 10-year-old girl who went to school with Martin came by with her mother. “We came here to pay our respects,� the mother told CNN. “My daughter was very sad. He was a very nice boy.� Martin attended the Neighborhood House Charter School, according to a school

official. The boy “was a bright, energetic young boy who had big dreams and high hopes for his future, the school said in a statement. “We are heartbroken by this loss.� “We are also praying for his mother Denise, our school librarian and sister Jane, another Neighborhood House Charter student, who were seriously injured yesterday,� the statement said. The family represent “the very best this city has to offer,� it said. Also killed in Monday’s attack was Krystle Campbell, who graduated from Medford High School in Massachusetts in 2001. There were no immediate details about the third victim killed in the bombings. Of the more than 170 people who were treated at hospitals, at least 17 were in critical condition and 41 in serious condition, according to hospital officials. Martin made his “peace� sign in May when his school organized a “Peace Walk.� Holding their homemade signs, kids walked around the city making a big statement with a simple act. In bubble letters, one of his classmates wrote, “No more violence!� In another photo of Martin — this one apparently marking what was perhaps his first communion — he is smiling, missing a few teeth, handsome and proud in his white suit. He holds a colorful communion banner. On it is a dove that symbolizes the Holy Spirit.

The Richard family was very active in the neighborhood. “They are beloved by this community,� City Councilor at Large Ayanna Pressley told the Globe. Pressley and other devastated residents gathered at Tavolo Restaurant in Dorchester to mourn. The family contributes “in many ways,� she said. “That’s why you see this outpouring. It’s surreal; it’s tragic.� Sherman said that the Richard family is a “typical all-American family� and that Martin and his little brother always loved to play in their yard, no matter the weather. Neighbor Dan Aguilar told The Boston Globe the same and said he was having a hard time wrapping his mind around the child’s death. “That little boy will never come home again,’’ he told the paper. “It’s still unreal. I have no words. I have no words.’’ While so much grieving continues, more details are emerging about Monday’s bombings. No suspects have been identified in the case, which federal authorities are classifying as an act of terrorism. It was not immediately known whether the origin of the bombings was domestic or foreign. The intelligence community is poring through all threat reporting for any clues, U.S. counterterrorism officials told CNN. That includes any claims made on jihadist websites. Nothing is being dismissed this early on, the officials said.

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Affidavit: Ex-justice of peace threatened police probing Texas DA’s slaying (CNN) — A former Kaufman County, Texas, justice of the peace is accused of using his home computer to send a terrorist threat to police investigating the killing of the top county prosecutor and his wife, a sheriff’s affidavit says. Eric Lyle Williams, 46, was arrested and charged last week with two counts of insufficient bond and one count of making a

terroristic threat, and the affidavit revealed the circumstances of the charges against him. Authorities declined to provide details behind the charges last week, but the affidavit says that they believe Williams made the threat March 31, one day after police found the bodies of Kaufman County District Attorney Michael McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, both of whom

were shot to death. “The threat implied unless law enforcement responded to the demand of the writer, another attack would occur,� said the affidavit by Richard Moosbrugger of the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office. The threat was received “via electronic communication� by law officers investigating the two deaths, said the affidavit, which is

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Earthquake near Iranian border kills 34, injures 80 in Pakistan, sources say (CNN) — At least 34 people have died and 80 are injured in Pakistan after a powerful earthquake struck near the country’s border with Iran, sources tell CNN. Army doctors and Frontier Corps paramilitary forces are taking part in rescue efforts in Mashakel, according to a Pakistani official involved in relief efforts. Officials earlier said that dozens more were injured in both countries. Akbar Hussain Durrani, home minister of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, confirmed that six people had died and more than a dozen were injured in the province’s Washuk district. The quake injured a dozen people in southeastern Iran, authorities said. They were

treated at a hospital, the Crisis Management Office of Sistan and Baluchestan province reported. No one was killed, said Reza Arbabi, the office’s director. Sistan and Baluchestan province borders Pakistan and Afghanistan. Earlier Tuesday, Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency quoted a politician from the province as saying that 40 people had been killed in the earthquake. However, Arbabi and Sistan and Baluchestan Gov.-general Hatam Narouie disputed that there were deaths. Fars later quoted Narouie as saying, “Fortunately, the quake did not cause any deaths or serious property damage. Telephone lines are now working, and water and electricity

(are) normal.” Narouie told Fars that the news outlet should rely only on information from the crisis office. Damage in Pakistan The quake destroyed more than 50 shops in the Washuk district, Durrani said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was preliminarily measured at 7.8 magnitude. The Iranian Seismological Center said the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.5. “Thank God it doesn’t appear that there is too much destruction,” a disaster official said on a broadcast by Iran’s IRIB from the city of Khosk. The official described seeing five injured people and some cracked or collapsed walls but no sign of major damage.

The Iranian Red Crescent has dispatched five assessment teams to the region, the aid group said Tuesday. State of emergency The epicenter of the quake, which struck about 3:15 p.m. local time, was about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of the city of Saravan, according to the Iranian Seismological Center. A state of emergency has been declared in the Saravan area, and rescue workers have been deployed from other provinces, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported. “Our teams have been deployed to the area for the first rapid assessment, but they have not reported back yet,” said Hassan Esfandiar, head of communications for the Iranian Red Crescent. The area is rural and sparsely populated, leading to hopes that casualty figures may not climb much higher. Carrieann Bedwell, a USGS seismologist, said a 7.8-magnitude quake was “a large event for any area” and could be expected to cause damage in inhabited places. No effects have been reported on any nuclear plants in the region.

The earthquake caused no damage to Bushehr nuclear power facility in Iran, the Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority told the International Atomic Energy Association. Aftershocks can be expected for days or weeks after a quake of that magnitude, she said. The USGS placed the epicenter 53 miles east-southeast of Khash, 103 miles northeast of Iranshahr and 123 miles southeast of Zahedan. It initially said the quake had a depth of 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) but later revised that to 82 kilometers (51 miles.) Shafiq Ahmed, an official with Pakistan’s meteorological department, said the tremor, which he put at magnitude 7.9, struck inside southern Iran, near the border with Pakistan. Tremors were felt in southern Pakistan, including the city of Karachi, and across Balochistan province from Gwadar on the southern coast to Quetta and the border with Iran. ‘Children were crying’ Taghi Akhavan, an employee at Shaygan Hotel on the Iranian resort island of Kish, said he felt the quake about 3:30 p.m. local time. He said several guests also

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reported feeling what they described as a mild tremor, but the hotel did not evacuate guests. He said he has not seen any damage. Journalist Rabia Ali was among those to feel the quake in Karachi. “I was at home. I was in my bed, and the bed started moving for a good 15 seconds,” she said. “We realized it was an earthquake, and we started evacuating. Everyone came out onto the street and started praying. The children were crying.” She said that she had not seen any damage in her neighborhood and that things have now calmed down. The earthquake was felt as far away as Abu Dhabi, where buildings shook for 40 seconds or more, but it’s not clear what damage has been caused across the region. The lest earthquake comes on the heels of another last week in southern Iran, which left at least 37 people dead. That quake, centered near the city of Kaki, was measured at magnitude 6.3. It did not damage the Bushehr nuclear plant, just over 60 miles away, according to Iranian state media.

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