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Sophomore Blair Fettig created a movement to help save the lives of those with blood cancer. Be The Match, an organization operated by the National Marrow Donor Program has managed the largest and most diverse bone marrow registry in the world. Here at Oregon State University, Fettig started a campus chapter of Be The Match. Fettig and local motivated colleagues fundraise so people can register to donate, free of cost. He hosts registries on campus for Be The Match. The Be The Match registry links those who have blood cancer or other related life-threatening diseases with donor matches who can provide them with a cure. “You are directly saving a life; if you are chosen by this you are literally saving someone’s life,” said Fettig, president of Be The Match OSU chapter. “It is a small chance you will be chosen to donate in the first place, but if you do get chosen, you should be honored for the opportunity
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Brett Deedon lists lobbying, collaboration, SafeRide as primary concerns for 2014
Associated Students of Oregon State University President Brett Deedon has a full schedule lined up for his team winter term. According to Deedon, a major part of the term will be dedicated to working with state legislators in Salem to ensure students’ voices are heard. The executive branch recently worked with Rep. Julie Parrish, R-West Linn, to draft a student tax credit bill. The bill would essentially provide additional tax breaks for students who live in Oregon and attend college in-state. “We’re able to bridge a gap there to be able to actually put something forward that could help students out,” Deedon said. In addition, ASOSU will continue to lobby for the potential medical amnesty policy. Deedon said the executive branch will continue its partnership with Collaboration Corvallis to serve as student body representation across the city. Pertinent issues such as apartment living, parking and transit will particularly be a focus throughout the winter. “City Council members are entertaining an idea to make it so that parking permits are based on lot size,” Deedon said. This change in city law would severely hamper students’ ability to park around their own homes, particularly those who live in townhouses or multiple-story homes. ASOSU also plans to host an offcampus housing fair at the end of winter term to provide students the opportunity to get in contact with property managers. The significant increase in SafeRide ridership has propelled the division to the forefront of executive branch concerns. A possible improvement to deal with the influx in riders is the addition of multi-line phones. “The service is being used, which is great,” Deedon said, “but how do we make the service more efficient and effective for students?” Deedon and his executive team will continue to work throughout winter break in order to prepare for the upcoming term.
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Additional resources remain available during Cover Oregon’s website’s difficulties By Sean Bassinger THE DAILY BAROMETER
Recent technical complications with Oregon’s online health insurance enrollment system has made it difficult for more individuals to file for the coverage they need. Cover Oregon, the Oregon health exchange, has received heavy criticism for its ability to process online applications for Oregonians in need. The overall process has made it more difficult for individuals to consider options they may have not been aware of. However, resources are available in the community and at Oregon State University for those who need it. George Voss, associate director for administrative services at OSU Student Health Services, said the Cover Oregon website continues to experience difficulties processing new user applications. “Right now you can’t do it online, so it has to be done on paper,” Voss said. Doug Severs, director at the office of financial aid and scholarships at OSU, also said there are some issues with the current Oregon health exchange website. Severs hopes these complications are resolved sooner than later so more students can apply for health benefits they need more easily. “The Affordable Care Act will help them get insurance,” Severs said. Though online systems remain an issue, Cover Oregon has held events
around the Memorial Union quad to spread the word of other community resources available for people in search of health care providers. Kim Mounts, communications officer with the Oregon Health
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Faculty member reminds community to drive safe after crash puts student into coma By Megan Campbell THE DAILY BAROMETER
In response to a car accident that put an Oregon State University student in a coma, the associate dean for the School of Design & Human Environment wants OSU students to be cautious and smart about traveling — around town or out of Corvallis to visit family — this winter break. Minjeong Kim, the associate dean, worked with merchandising management student Jessica Neffendorf, 21, before the car crash on Nov. 21. At around 4:35 p.m. that day, Neffendorf was driving home from an OSU class on the Corvallis campus, according to Kim. At a green light on Circle Boulevard, Neffendorf began to turn left onto Highway 20 when a second driver ran a red light and smashed into the driver’s side of Neffendorf’s car. Matthew Cannard, a 29-year-old McMinnville man, was arrested and See safety | page 4
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10th annual fundraising event from Assistance League of Corvallis to commence Friday THE DAILY BAROMETER
For the 10th year in a row, the Assistance League of Corvallis is transforming downtown Corvallis into a celebration of winter to kick-off the holiday season of shopping and giving. The event, from 5-10 p.m. Friday, features a decorated and heated tent full of local treats on Madison Avenue between Second and Third Streets. Local restaurants, wineries, breweries and caterers will present some of their specialties for sampling. The tent also houses a silent auction with more than 100 items, baskets and packages for bidding. Local artist Jan RobertsDominguez has created the promotional artwork for every event. This year’s painting, titled “Moonlit Eve,” will be available for purchase as prints, ornaments and holiday cards. All proceeds from ticket sales and auction purchases aid the Assistance League’s six philanthropic organizations within the
community. Typically, the event raises $40,000 for Operation School Bell, SAT Review, CARES or Clothing Assistance in Real Emergency Situations, Dental Education, Hygiene Help and Hug-a-Bear. The majority of the proceeds go to the group’s largest charity organization, Operation School Bell. “We clothe over 700 kids in Benton County every year,” said Winter’s Eve publicity committee member Carol Reeves. So much of what has made this event a success year after year is the participation from local businesses. “The one thing that makes this event different from other events is that we do it with the Corvallis businesses,” Reeves said. “That’s our keystone. It encourages people to shop locally.” This year, more than 20 local businesses will stay open after hours for the event and offer special discounts for ticket holders. Participating businesses will also stamp ticket packets, which attendees can use to enter into the “Snowflake Drawing” for a gift basket. One such business that has participated all 10 years is The Inkwell Home Store. The store also sells tickets in advance, fur-
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Last year the decorated Winter’s Eve tent, set up on Madison between Second and Third Streets, was full of local food and auctions to bid on. The 10th annual event takes place Friday. ther promoting the event. “It’s a way to support a really great local charity,” said Inkwell co-owner Pat Lampton. The timing is right for the home goods store, which is currently stocked with gifts and decorations for the holiday season. “As a business, it’s our busiest time of year anyway,” Lampton said. “We are Christmas-oriented
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Faculty Senate addresses university concerns, looks for more student involvement By Tori Hittner THE DAILY BAROMETER
The Faculty Senate’s impressive size is a testimony to its far-reaching impact across campus. Containing 28 different standing committees, the Faculty Senate deals with a variety of faculty and student concerns across campus. The Faculty Senate exists as a separate entity to the Associated Students of Oregon State University. The Senate directly deals with any curriculum changes or concerns, but also deals with academic regulations and tenure guidelines. “We do have a fairly complex committee system,” Senate President Kevin Gable said. “But that doesn’t guarantee that everything on campus is going to be legitimately dealt with by one committee or the other.” Each committee has a “standing
charge,” or basic area of focus it is responsible for. However, any faculty member is welcome to present any additional concerns he or she may have to the rest of the body. Part of the standing charge of many committees includes guidelines for membership. “We are fairly broad in terms of people we represent,” Gable said. “It is very much tied to what the work is that comes in front of the committee … but we still want as broad a collection of voices weighing in as we can.” All faculty members vote on senatorial positions, which are held for two years. Faculty can be nominated in a number of ways, according to Gable. An individual can be nominated by himself or herself, a peer or by way of committee solicitation. Once all Senate positions have been filled, the executive committee appoints senators to various committee positions. “They try really hard to get people from different parts of campus and people who have different responsibilities as faculty,” said Sen. Janet Nishihara, a member of the executive committee. “So not just
teaching faculty who do a lot of research, but people like me who do a little more of direct student contact work in terms of academic counseling and advising and administrative stuff.” Recently, the Faculty Senate discussed the matter of “OSU Divest,” a student-led campaign geared toward endowment divestment from fossil fuels. Although the Senate has not discussed the proposal in much detail, the topic will be featured in December’s meeting. According to Gable, the Senate could benefit from the interest and passion of students like those involved in “OSU Divest.” More than 30 student positions are still available on various committees this year. Gable said some “effective student voices would be extremely helpful,” as fewer than five students participate in the body on any given year. “Even though some of us work with students, we’re not students,” Nishihara said. “It’s not the same.” Brett Deedon, the ASOSU president, is one such involved student. “As ASOSU president, I have a position
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Kingsley Field will host more F-15 jets By Sergio Cisneros OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING
KLAMATH FIELDS — The 173 Fighter Wing in Southern Oregon will host four additional jets at Kingsley Field. More jets are being provided to avoid a looming F-15 pilot shortage. Kingsley Field is the only place in the United States where F-15 pilots are trained for the Air Force. The four jets are on loan
for about six months from the 144th Fighter Wing in Fresno, California. The F-15 pilot shortage was caused by a combination of factors. Technical Sargent Jefferson Thompson is with the 173 Fighter Wing. He says a primary reason is the Fresno base transitioned from F-16 jets to F-15s. “All of the pilots that are certified on the old airframe have to be re-qualified. We have a course specifically
designed for that—it’s called a T course. So a pilot can’t just go from an F-16 to an F-15 without being introduced to the airframe.” Thompson says the F-15 is a premier fighter jet used to mitigate threats. Two additional jets will be added during the morning and afternoon training exercises at Kingsley Field. OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING Officials say the community An F-15C fighter aircraft from the 144th Fighter Wing, Fresno, shouldn’t notice any added Calif., arrives at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls Wednesday. noise.
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on Mount Hood. â€œWe got over 9 inches of SALEM â€” The difference precipitation, unfortunately it between a massive pile of snow came down as rain,â€? said Dave and a snow-distorying rain came Tragethon, executive director down to just two inches last of marketing, sales and comweekend, causing a few ski-area munications at Mount Hood operators to contemplate pulling Meadows. â€œLuckily, in this industheir hair out as they considered try weâ€™re pretty optimistic folks how many lifts to open and how and understand we have to do much terrain to allow access to the best we can with what weâ€™re STATESMAN JOURNAL
given.â€? Such is life in the snow business. Ski season typically opens in fits and starts before finally, at long last, the slopes are thick with snow and skiers and snowboarders. While the larger ski areas almost always open around Thanksgiving â€” Meadows, Mt.
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Nestucca a good spot for winter-run steelhead By Henry Miller
â€œThe hatchery fish that are coming back now, theyâ€™re going to range anywhere from a little SALEM â€” Traditionally, people start thinking 5- or 6-pounder up to 12-, 14-pounder,â€? he said. about fishing for winter-run steelhead on coastal â€œTypically weâ€™ll see the jack steelhead tend to come in a little bit later (in the run).â€? rivers right around Thanksgiving. The run traditionally peaks in early to midWith the Nestucca River low and clear during the holiday, thatâ€™s when the first fish started to January, but there are winter steelhead in the rivers into April, Hudspeth said. show up, right on schedule. statesmanjournal.com â€œThey started to,â€? said Pat Gefre, the owner of Nestucca Valley Sporting Goods in Hebo. â€œBut then the river blew out on us. â€œI donâ€™t know if you noticed or not,â€? he added with a laugh. Itâ€™s pretty hard to miss a jump of more than 51/2 feet overnight Nov. 30 into Dec. 1 on the U.S. Geological Survey water-level gauge near Beaver. â€œOh man. We had about 4 inches in just over 24 hours, 30 maybe 36 hours,â€? said Bob Hudspeth, the manager at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlifeâ€™s Cedar Creek Hatchery on Three Rivers, a tributary to the Nestucca. â€œEvery day that was nice I said â€˜Itâ€™s really nice now, but weâ€™re going to pay for it,â€™ â€? Hudspeth added with a chuckle. Still, itâ€™s early days for anglers, both Gefre and Hudspeth said. â€œThe numbers werenâ€™t wonderful yet, but once the water goes down, we should be in fish city,â€? Gefre said. â€œWe donâ€™t normally see a bunch â€Ś they should start showing here, well in about a week or so,â€? Hudspeth added during a brief phone interview on Monday. â€œThereâ€™s a few showing up (in the hatchery trap). Weâ€™ve had maybe a dozen or so winter steelhead show up.â€? With the most productive water, â€œanywhere on Three Rivers and anywhere on the Nestucca from Farmer Creek to Cloverdale,â€? Gefre said. When the waterâ€™s low and clear, itâ€™s almost exclusively a bait show with anglers using shrimp and salmon eggs, switching when the water is higher COURTESY OF ADRIFT ANGLING GUIDE SERVICE to lures such as jigs and spinners, â€œand all kinds of stuff, although bait will still work,â€? Gefre said. Fred VanNatta of Salem holds up a 12-pound A typical Nestucca/Three Rivers winter steelie hatchery winter-run steelhead that he caught runs 8 to 10 pounds, with a few bruisers, at least on a Corkie and eggs fishing with guide Travis for winter-run fish, in the mix, Hudspeth said. Mattoon. STATESMAN JOURNAL
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Bachelor and Timberline Lodge all have a few lifts bringing skiers and snowboarders up the mountain â€” the lack of snow is more serious for the small, lowelevation operations. â€œItâ€™s definitely frustrating,â€? said Leif Williams, marketing director at Hoodoo Mountain. â€œYou get all staffed-up, geared-up and everythingâ€™s ready to go â€Ś and then you have to kind of lay people off until thereâ€™s enough snow to actually say go.â€? Hoodoo has about 7 inches of snow. They were hoping to open this weekend, but those just-abit-too-warm temperatures will likely scuttle those plans. â€œWeâ€™re crossing our fingers,â€? Williams said. â€œBut this is pretty typical. Weâ€™re pretty used to it.â€? Hoodoo is headed into its 76th season of operation. Despite its age, employees have spruced up the lodge with a makeover and fresh coat of paint while adding new details to the bar. Hoodoo is a bit too small to compete with the larger ski areas on Mount Hood and Bachelor, so it focuses on cheap prices, devoted patrons and a less overwhelming experience to help fill the slopes. statesmanjournal.com
White House wants to extend emergency unemployment benefits By Kristian Foden-Vencil OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING
PORTLAND â€” The Emergency Unemployment Compensation program has extended benefits for workers since the recession hit in 2008. Itâ€™s scheduled to sunset in a few weeks. The White House says that would be counterproductive to the economic recovery. In Oregon, the federal program has helped almost 380,000 workers. Thatâ€™s equivalent to the populations of Eugene, Salem and Bend combined. The report from the Presidentâ€™s Council of Economic Advisers found that failing to extend the benefits would put a dent in job-seekersâ€™ incomes; reduce consumer demand; and cost a quarter of a million jobs nationwide. Council member, Betsey Stevenson, says people whoâ€™ve been out of work for a while still need help, â€œPeople who lose a job today, most of them are finding jobs quite quickly. But the few of them who struggle to find jobs quite quickly, theyâ€™re still struggling and thatâ€™s because theyâ€™re joining a very broad pool of people who are long-term unemployed.â€? Extending the federal benefits would cost money, and an extension requires agreement in Congress.
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Occupyâ€™s lawsuit partially rejected By Jack Moran
EUGENE â€” A federal judge has dismissed a portion of Occupy Eugeneâ€™s lawsuit against the U.S. General Services Administration, which the protest group accuses of carrying out an unconstitutional scheme to evict demonstrators from a plaza outside the Federal Building in downtown Eugene in 2012. In an order issued this week, Judge Michael McShane ruled that Occupy Eugene may not sue individual GSA employees for violating protestersâ€™ constitutional rights to free speech and assembly, and is therefore not entitled to potential monetary damages or a jury trial. The protest group, however, can still challenge the agencyâ€™s actions under the federal Administrative Procedures Act in a separate claim included in the lawsuit. Government attorneys had asked McShane to dismiss Occupy Eugeneâ€™s allegations against individual GSA employees. Occupy Eugeneâ€™s attorney, Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center in Eugene, said Wednesday that the protest group may appeal the judgeâ€™s ruling. The group also will move forward with its related claim that seeks to require the GSA to change regulations that led to protester evictions, Regan said. McShane noted in his order that, although Occupy Eugene disagrees, prior appellate and Supreme Court rulings establish that the remaining claim provides Occupy Eugene with an â€œadequate alternative remedyâ€? to legal action taken
against individual government employees. Gerri Badden, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorneyâ€™s Office in Portland, said federal authorities are pleased that McShane ruled Occupy Eugene had â€œno legal basis to bring a claim against the federal employeesâ€? for performing jobrelated duties. â€œThis is a great relief to the employees and their families,â€? Badden said. â€œWe look forward to the court reviewing the actions of the GSA, and an end to this lawsuit in its entirety.â€? The GSA ordered Occupy Eugene protesters off the federal plaza in July 2012, about two months after granting the group a permit for a 24-hour-aday demonstration there. The protest ended after the agency declined to renew the permit. Two months later, members of an Occupy offshoot group known as Safe Legally Entitled Emergency Places to Sleep, or SLEEPS, returned to the federal plaza to begin another aroundthe-clock demonstration. They spurned a GSA request to fill out a permit application, and were subsequently ordered to either leave or risk being arrested. The group eventually dispersed voluntarily. Under GSA rules, the plaza is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. to groups who get permits for â€œpublic activities.â€? Although the federal agency twice ordered protesters off the plaza in 2012, it has not yet tried to shut down an encampment on the property that has been staged continuously since September by homeless people affiliated with SLEEPS, which is protesting a lack of public space for homeless camps in Eugene.
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Officers continue death investigation By Timm Collins
SALEM — While investigators continued working to solve the “suspicious” death of Jeffrey Edward Lamoreaux, friends and acquaintances remembered him Wednesday as a man with a wide range of interests and a big heart. “He was a nice guy, always smiling,” said Ben Rash, a 2001 classmate of Lamoreaux at Silverton High School. “He wanted to be governor, I remember that. He had a t-shirt made that read ‘Jeff for Governor.’ ” Rash said he lost touch with Lamoreaux in the years since high school but remembers bumping into Lamoreaux a few years after graduation. “He said he was doing standup comedy. He invited me to one of his shows up in Portland,” Rash said. As a senior, Lamoreaux was a member of National Honor Society and a member of the varsity football team and played tennis. He was well liked and was named “Boy of the Month” in December of his senior year. Lamoreaux, 31, was found dead in his home on Olsen Road on Monday. It is believed that his body was found by his father, Jon Lamoreaux, some-
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SAFETY n Continued from page 1 accused of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Driving with a Revoked License, Reckless Driving, SecondDegree Assault and First Degree Criminal Mischief, according to The Oregonian. If convicted, this would be Cannard’s third Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants charge, according to a KGW report. On Nov. 22, Cannard pleaded not guilty in the Benton County Circuit Court, according to The Oregonian. Using the Jaws of Life, Corvallis Fire Department firefighters freed Neffendorf from her crumpled Buick; she was transported to Good Samaritan
off his back. “His generosity was overwhelming,” McFie said. “It was like someone who loves too much.” Statesman Journal reporter Joce DeWitt contributed to this story.
INSURANCE n Continued from page 1 additional assistance filing in the future, whether it be physically or electronically, could easily utilize currently operational tools available on the website and locate nearby assistance in their area. “They’re in every community, and they’ve been really great with helping folks,” Mounts said. In addition to helping students reach out to local community organizations that help students find benefit options, Mounts said students who previously thought they wouldn’t qualify for the Oregon Health Plan could still locate other options in the form of tax incentives. Severs and Voss said many students at OSU may often rely on their parents’ insurance so long as they’re younger than 26 years old and count as a dependent on their parents’ tax return. According to Voss, a smaller group of students also receive benefits from the college through Aetna Student Health Insurance. Currently, the plan currently hosts 71 domestic students and roughly 2,000 international students. Voss said most domestic students who sign up for the Aetna option do so because they have a history of serious medical conditions. Furthermore, Voss mentioned the higher costs for single students per term being a direct result of fewer domestic students needing private plans or dropping out of the program. Currently, the college’s Aetna option costs $1,311 for domestic students per term as opposed to $388 for international students. The health insurance requirements for international students also vary, so costs remain lower to better provide for these individuals. “International students have to have insurance,” Voss said. For students seeking additional information on insurance options, Voss recommended watching out for an organization dubbed Cover Beaver, which aims to provide information and resources to OSU students. Cover Beaver has had tables near Bites in the Memorial Union. In addition, Voss said the organization wants to look into more locations throughout campus. “These folks at Cover Beaver can help with (insurance),” Voss said. Sean Bassinger Higher education reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Medical Center, according to the Gazette-Times. She remains in critical condition. Her family, from Gresham, and boyfriend have stayed by Neffendorf’s side since the accident, day in and day out, according to Kim. Neffendorf suffered from several serious injuries and has undergone several surgeries since being admitted into the hospital. The Gazette-Times reported that she “suffered a shattered pelvis, broken femur, damage to her liver, bladder and spleen, and massive head trauma that required the removal of parts of her skull.” “Basically, her whole body just shattered,” Kim said. “It’s going to take a long time to recover.”
MARROW n Continued from page 1 to save someone — you will forever have that and it will change you.” Those who register have a chance to be chosen as matches and either donate bone marrow or stem cells, depending on the case. Donating bone marrow is a one-day process with a one-week recovery, and donating stem cells is a two-day process and one-week recovery. “When people get called and they say you are a match, this person needs you, and if you don’t do it that person will probably not survive,” Fettig said. “Once you get to that point, you take some small part of your life, and save someone else’s life.” OSU senior Sean McFadden, who signed up during a registry last year, was one of those chosen. He donated to a 56-year-old man Wednesday in Portland. The Be The Match chapter at OSU all started last year when Fettig’s older brother, Matt, was diagnosed with a severe case of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. With the help of his fraternity brothers, a fundraising movement to help support
Kim spoke fondly of Neffendorf and described her family as “very loving.” Neffendorf’s mother, Jennifer, is constantly at her daughter’s bedside, Kim said. While Neffendorf has “acquired some movement and awareness” in recent days, according to a Gazette-Times article, it is now a matter of waiting for her brain to recover. “She’s recovering as much as she could,” Kim said. In an effort to help the family and ease the burden of mounting medical bills, the Jessica Neffendorf Foundation popped up. “The holiday is a time to give,” Kim said. “Anything for the family would be appreciated.” Several fundraising efforts from the foundation have
the medical bills that accumulated as the Fettig family pursued treatment for Matt Fettig’s illness, Fight for Matt was created. The hype generated around the movement to help Matt Fettig in his quest to fight cancer caught the attention of the Be The Match organization. “Be The Match was the organization our family went through to get Matt his bone marrow transplant that saved his life,” Fettig said. Matt Fettig is now in remission and attending his senior year at Oregon State. A bone marrow drive was conducted at the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity last year. More than 100 individuals came forward to register to become a match. Out of the 103 registers, 11 people were eligible matches. “Those 11 out of 103 chosen — it was the most in the country,” Blair Fettig said. “The University of Georgia came in second with four matches out of the 5,000 who registered.” Due to the success rate seen on the OSU campus, Be The Match encouraged Blair Fettig to start a chapter here. “The OSU drives from November 2012 have already yielded one life-saving matched donor who has gone on to donate to a patient,” said Magda Silva,
developed throughout the last few weeks. The third event of the series is to take place in Corvallis at Papa’s Pizza on Jan. 15, 2014. Neffendorf’s car accident struck Kim as a blunt reminder of the conditions of the road. “It’s just a good reminder to drive safer,” Kim said. Kim wanted students, the rest of the OSU community and the wider Corvallis community to consider the event that contributed to Neffendorf’s condition. Kim stressed the importance of not driving under the influence of intoxicants. “You may actually hit someone you love,” Kim said. “You should not drive under the influence.” Megan Campbell
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senior account executive at Be The Match. “This is always exciting to see such a quick donor match.” Blair Fettig changed the fundraising movement that was originally created for his brother to Fight for ALL, a nationally recognized event team for Be The Match OSU. The team hosts events to fundraise for the OSU chapter. Blair Fettig has spent the entire term establishing the chapter on campus and gaining support to host another bone marrow registry on campus winter term 2014. “The reason we want to make so much money is because it is $100 per person to register for the bone marrow,” Fettig said. “When we do registries throughout the year, we don’t want anyone to pay any money, so we are raising money to pay for it. We just want people to come.” It takes 10 minutes to fill out a form and to swab a cheek. Phi Delta Theta held a philanthropy for Fight for ALL several weeks ago. Blair Fettig plans to host another bone marrow registry on campus in January. Courtney Gehring
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Tweets on crash on Interstate 205 leads to heartbreak By Patty Hastings THE COLUMBIAN columbian.com
VANCOUVER, Wash. — In an achingly sad unfolding of events, a Vancouver woman unwittingly live-tweeted the fatal crash that killed her husband Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 205. After the collision was reported at 1:41 p.m., The Columbian started reporting the crash in the southbound lanes on Twitter based on emergency scanner traffic. Caran Johnson, using the Twitter handle @scancouver, responded to the tweets and started commenting on the crash: “i hate that section of I205 S. too many on ramps, speeders and too few lanes.” “@troyglidden @Col_cops this accident sounds horrible.” The mother of two regularly listens in on emergency scanner traffic through an application downloaded on her computer. Wednesday afternoon was no exception. She expressed sympathy after the Washington State Patrol confirmed that one person died in the two-car collision near Milepost 33. “@Col_cops @wspd5pio omg that is so horrible!!!” “nice, two vehicles went around officer blocking onramp to I205S. lame-o’s!” Then she worried about her husband, 47-year-old Craig R. Johnson. “I’m trying not to panic, but my husband left work early and he drives 205 to get home. he’s not answering his phone.” “and he’s late.” “@KF7PSC well he uses his bluetooth, so he would answer his phone. he also wasn’t feeling good so his work was concerned when he left” “i’m a basketcase.”
“I just called his work and he was feeling faint when he left work. #panic” She asked WSP Trooper Will Finn and The Columbian’s photographer who went to the accident site, Zachary Kaufman, for a description of the involved vehicles. At that point in the investigation, they didn’t have a description for her. She asked how bad the traffic was on the interstate. The right lane of the southbound interstate was closed, along with the onramp from westbound Padden Parkway. The Washington State Department of Transportation then said the southbound interstate was backed up to 134th Street in Salmon Creek. “how long do i wait for him to come home before I call the police?” “i just called 911 and they transferred me after I gave them his license number and told me that they will call me back. wtf?” “and now my kids are home from school “ “He’s the one I go to for things like this “ And then she found out from a pair of state patrol sergeants. “it’s him. he died.” Craig Johnson’s northbound Hyundai crossed the grassy median just north of Padden Parkway and collided head-on with a southbound Toyota pickup truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A Life Flight helicopter was temporarily put on standby for the Tacoma woman driving the Toyota, Carol S. Shelley, 54. She was transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s intensive care unit. She was listed in satisfactory late Wednesday. After collision technicians investigated the crash site for
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PORTLAND — If you’re looking for a way to raise a couple hundred million dollars to finance a new building or two, Oregon Health & Science University has a novel approach. First, get Nike founder Phil Knight to announce a matching gift — if you raise $500 million in two years, Knight will match it with $500 million. You fail, you get nothing. Next, announce to philanthropists locally and nationwide the start of the new campaign to raise your half of the money as part of a major offensive to fight cancer. Then, go to the state Legislature and say the Knight offer is too good a deal to turn down, but private philanthropy alone might not make that match in time. Finally, hope legislators in Salem agree, and you get $200 million in taxpayer funding for bonds to finance two new buildings, and that Knight agrees that public money counts toward his match. Two steps forward The ongoing drama surrounding Knight’s late September matching grant offered up a surprise last week as the OHSU Foundation took two giant steps toward raising the $500 million — an accomplishment about which some experts in philanthropy have been skeptical from the start. First, OHSU officials announced plans to ask the Legislature for up to $200 million in bonding authority to construct a new research facility and a portion of a separate new patient care building at the university’s South Waterfront campus. State taxpayer money already is heavily invested in a 500,000-square-foot OHSU/ Oregon University System Collaborative Life Sciences Building at South Waterfront that is currently under construction. Second, last week the Oregon Community Foundation pledged $1 million toward the Knight match. The foundation is a sort of aggregator for philanthropy, accepting gifts from individual donors and foundations and then awarding grants to nonprofits around the state. The entire $1 million pledge will count toward the two-year match, despite the fact that it will come in the form of four annual $250,000 awards. The $1 million promised to OHSU represents the foundation’s all-time largest discretionary grant. The proposed state Legislature request casts the Knight challenge in a whole new light. From the start, OHSU Foundation officials have said the focus of the new initiative would be luring 20 to 30 star cancer researchers to the university in an effort to position OHSU as one of the top cancer centers in the country. In addition, OHSU officials have spoken about the tremendous impact $1 billion could have on the Portland and Oregon economy. But that impact will be lessened, experts say, if a significant portion comes from tax money that would have been spent in the state anyway, instead of funds donated by philanthropists. Priming the pump Philanthropy experts say the OHSU
request makes complete sense and may be necessary if the university is going to meet Knight’s challenge. In fact, they say making it known so early in the fundraising campaign might be a brilliant move on OHSU’s part as it tries to persuade private philanthropists to step forward. “If I were Phil Knight and leaders of the health sciences university I would view getting more public dollars as something I actively wanted done,” says Michael Montgomery, a Michigan-based fundraising consultant. Public money bolstering a philanthropic campaign has increasingly become the norm, according to Montgomery. “In terms of how fundraising works, money’s just money,” he says. “Fundraisers and organization leaders are advocating for their institutions. It makes perfect sense for them to be working on this. Whether or not taxpayers should play along is a different question.” The looming presence of the Knight challenge grant changes the equation facing legislators considering OHSU’s request, Montgomery says. “It will be hard to be the elected official who potentially makes the half-billion-dollar challenge fail,” he explains. “At the same time, if they came in and said, ‘Would you give us $200 million to build a facility?’ that might be another question. The challenge changes the politics of the decision.” Build in contingency Of course it does, says state Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, who is all for the state subsidy with one proviso. His qualifier? Make sure that the state money is contingent on the entire match being met. If OHSU doesn’t raise its full $500 million and Knight doesn’t match with his $500 million, the state doesn’t have to contribute its $200 million in bonding authority toward the two new buildings. “That’s the way I would write it,” says Greenlick, a professor emeritus at OHSU and chairman of the Legislature’s health care committee. Greenlick says if OHSU came to the Legislature with a request for the two new buildings, but without the promise of Knight’s grant, he wouldn’t give the request much consideration. But the Knight money, with the promise of scientists paid for by philanthropic dollars, matters. “They (the buildings) are not worth it in their own right. They are worth it if they’re filling them with star scientists,” Greenlick says. Greenlick says he is not concerned that $200 million of state bonding money might replace private philanthropy that OHSU would have had to raise. In his eyes, $800 million in philanthropy may not be $1 billion, but it’s still a windfall. “If we invest $200 million in bonding in order to get $800 million into the state, that would be a great deal,” he says. But Greenlick is skeptical that OHSU can get approval for the two new buildings in the upcoming 2014 legislative session. “It’s
too fast,” he says. Instead, he thinks OHSU is more likely to get its bonding approval in 2015. State Senate President Peter Courtney says he was visited by top OHSU officials and scientists last week with their proposal for the two new buildings and he immediately decided to support it. A cancer survivor himself, Courtney says he was convinced by the argument that the new buildings, as part of the larger Knight Cancer Institute campaign, could lead to major breakthroughs in the battle against cancer. “I’m told this facility, if they do what they want to do there, they will be able to attract national, if not worldwide, people like no other facility of its type,” Courtney says. “That’s what they’re telling me.” Part of Knight’s plan? Brian Crimmins, chief executive officer of New York-based philanthropic consulting firm Changing Our World, says from the time he first heard about Knight’s incredibly difficult challenge to OHSU he wondered if something like a request for public money might be part of the package. “Maybe it was Knight’s vision all along,” he says. “Something struck me about the way he spoke of the original $500 million, maybe in the back of his mind he knew all these kinds of things would come into play in order to get to that $500 million.” Steven Lawrence, director of research at the Foundation Center in New York, says he’s pretty sure that OHSU wouldn’t have made its announcement if Knight hadn’t given approval to public funds as part of the match, and that appears to be the case. “We know this would be acceptable to Mr. Knight,” says OHSU Foundation spokesman Tim Kringen. Kringen says OHSU’s request for state money was a natural outgrowth of Knight’s offer. “Given the magnitude of coming up with $500 million in two years, we’ve said everything is on the table,” Kringen says. “We can’t afford at this early stage to rule anything out.” Also, Kringen says, the proposed two new OHSU buildings at South Waterfront have been part of OHSU’s long-term vision for South Waterfront but the Knight grant has provided an opportunity to potentially speed up their construction. Though university officials at the time of the Knight offer insisted the $1 billion would be spent on researchers, Kringen says the hope is that the total final investment will now add up to $1.2 billion. Regardless, the new buildings are a necessary part of that vision, he says. “We simply don’t have the space to put up people like that right now,” he says. The Foundation Center’s Lawrence says even if the Legislature agrees to issue the $200 million in bonds OHSU has requested, the final chapter of the Knight matching grant is far from written. “$299 million still to go,” he says. “That is going to be no small task.”
No apology offered in Springfield court By Jack Moran THE REGISTER-GUARD
SPRINGFIELD — Chrystal Stutesman said she wanted an apology. Instead, her longtime neighbor — who admitted using hidden video cameras at his Springfield home to peer into the bedroom of Stutesman’s 10-year-old daughter — didn’t even turn in his seat to look at the woman as she spoke directly to him Wednesday in a Springfield courtroom. “We’ve now seen the sickness and evil that walks this earth,” Stutesman told a seemingly unfazed Dana Wayne Bishop while explaining the impact that his crime has had on her family in recent months. Shortly after Stutesman and his attorney made statements in court, the 63-year-old Bishop was handcuffed and taken to jail to serve an expected 10-day sentence. “I had hoped for an apology from him,” Stutesman said afterward. “I thought that was the least he could have done.” Bishop pleaded guilty in November to one misdemeanor
count of invasion of privacy. The admission came eight months after Springfield police arrested him, on the day that he knocked on Stutesman’s door and told her he had used cameras concealed in the siding of his 70th Street home to watch her daughter. The terms of a plea agreement approved by Springfield Municipal Judge James Strickland called for Bishop to be sentenced to 35 days in jail, with credit for the 25 days that he served following his arrest. Strickland on Wednesday also ordered Bishop to serve three years of probation, complete 100 hours of community service, pay $10,000 in restitution to Stutesman’s family and accept a permanent stalking order that prevents him from ever contacting the girl. Bishop will do his community service work in the Coos County area, where he now lives. Stutesman, in her courtroom statement, said she views Bishop’s sentence as nothing more than “measly punishment.” Under Oregon law, invasion of privacy is a misdemeanor crime
that carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail. At Stutesman’s request, several state legislators introduced a bill earlier this year that would have made it a felony to record a minor in a state of nudity without the victim’s consent. The legislative session ended before the bill advanced to a public hearing. Stutesman said she expects the legislation will be reintroduced. Bishop’s attorney, Hugh Duvall of Eugene, said in court that the relatively low-level criminal case dragged out for months because he had disagreed with the notion that Stutesman’s daughter had “a reasonable expectation of personal privacy” in her bedroom, where Bishop’s cameras pointed. The girl’s bedroom window did not have curtains, and “nothing blocked the view between” Stutesman’s and Bishop’s neighboring homes, Duvall said. Police reports state that Bishop acknowledged to investigators that he had used hidden cameras at his home to view Stutesman’s daughter, but also said that he had installed them
initially in 2012 because he suspected prowlers had been on his property at night. Bishop told detectives he believed the girl knew she was being watched, because she had “mouthed words” to him from her bedroom as he viewed her from a computer screen in his house, police said. Stutesman said previously that her daughter was completely unaware that cameras had been pointed at her room. Duvall said in court that Bishop is a disabled Air Force veteran who previously suffered a head injury. He did not link the injury to Bishop’s crime. Stutesman alleged earlier this year in a petition that allowed her to obtain a temporary stalking order against Bishop that he had written a letter that indicated his desire to “get rid of my husband, marry (me) and live with us.” Investigators found three letters on Bishop’s computer that appear to have been written to the girl and “evince (his) infatuation with her,” Springfield police Detective David Grice wrote in an affidavit for a search warrant.
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Oregon State gymnastics kicks off its season Friday with the Orange and Black Exhibition meet at Gill Coliseum. While it is an intra-squad meet, the team is looking to use this meet as its first real test of the season. Head coach Tanya Chaplin knows that it’s important to get back into Gill Coliseum, get back into the gymnastics season and get used to the atmosphere again. “This will be the only time before the season that we get to be in Gill,” she said. Chaplin said it will be important for the team to get used to the environment of a big arena again and work as a team, even though events are individualized. The Orange and Black Exhibition meet is an annual event typically held toward the end of fall term. It is an opportunity for the entire team to come out and gain experience in a THE DAILY BAROMETER ARCHIVES meet-like atmosphere. The team will Oregon State huddles up before floor exercise against Ohio State on Jan. 11. The Beavers host their annual Orange and Black intra-squad scrimmage See GYMNASTICS | page 10 at Gill Coliseum on Friday.
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The first was a 61-56 loss to No. 13 Penn State, and the second was a 73-70 heartbreaker against Florida. “We competed well,” Rueck said. “We were in control of significant portions of those games, which was By Mitch Mahoney really encouraging. Down the stretch, THE DAILY BAROMETER it’s just finishing time. We made some Despite dropping consecutive mistakes that are very typical of a games, head coach Scott Rueck young team wanting to win so bad.” remains optimistic about where the The Beavers have significantly less Oregon State women’s basketball college experience than either team team is headed. they played last weekend. Aside from Last weekend’s losses were both See WOMEN’S | page 10 close and against much older teams. n
Oregon State opened the season against a Coppin State squad that was used to playing schools from major conferences. The Eagles had played at least one ranked team for 17 straight years, and the experience showed as they knocked off the Beavers in Corvallis. Three wins and one loss later, the Beavers (3-2) find themselves against a similar opponent. Oregon State will return to Gill Coliseum Saturday at 12 p.m. to face Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-6). “It’s going to be like a Coppin State game,” said head coach Craig Robinson said. “This is a team that plays teams like us a lot and expects that if they play well they have a chance to beat us. We can’t let that happen again.” UAPB has already faced No. 8 Oklahoma State and Texas A&M on the road this season in the midst of their current six-game losing streak. The Golden Lions started their season with a pair of close victories over Tuskegee University and Morehouse College. Since those two wins, they have dropped six straight contests, including single-digit losses to Air Force and Hampton. The other four defeats were by an average of 29 points. The Golden Lions have not had a home game yet this year and will also travel to face Creighton, Iowa and Auburn before they enter their Southwestern Athletic Conference schedule. “They’re undersized, so when we play man-to-man, we’re going to have to close out on smaller, faster guys,” Robinson said. UAPB gets a combined 21.6 points per game from a pair of 6-foot guards, Tevin Hammond and Marcel Mosley. Oregon State is attempting to bounce back from a 93-81 road loss Sunday against DePaul. Senior for-
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to crush everybody.” Senior guard Roberto Nelson got into early foul trouble and failed to score until the 9:07 mark in the first half. Though he ended up with 19 points in the game, the Beavers had a tough time without their leading scorer on the floor. See MEN’S HOOPS | page 10
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GYMNASTICS n Continued from page 9 have 12 gymnasts performing at each event. The meet will be especially important for the incoming freshmen to experience college gymnastics, as well as for the alternates, who don’t get as much experience in the meets that happen during the year. Oregon State is excited for what its incoming class of freshmen — Maddie Gardiner, Megan Jimenez, Kana Kobayashi, Kaytianna McMillan and Taylor Ricci — has to offer. They’ll get their first collegiate experience Friday. “We have a really talented group of freshmen who can come in and make an impact,” said junior Chelsea Tang. The new group will be vital as the team lost seniors Makayla Stambaugh, Stephanie McGregor and Melanie Jones to graduation. Stambaugh was an All-American in uneven bars and floor, and All-Pac-12 in uneven bars, floor and vault. McGregor and Jones made First Team All-Pac-12, McGregor in the uneven bars, and Jones in beam and floor. Despite the losses, Chaplin thinks this year’s team has the potential to go further than any other team in OSU’s history. This is in part because of the return of AllAmerican and fifth-year senior Kelsi Blalock, as well as all-conference performers in Tang, senior Brittany Harris and sophomore Erika Aufiero. Blalock was granted a fifth year of eligibility at the end of last season due to an ankle
Friday, December 6, 2013• 10 injury she suffered during the fourth meet of her freshman year, causing her to miss the majority of the 2009 season. Blalock finished last season ranked fifth in the nation on the vault. The Beavers will face tough competition this season as their schedule features nine meets against teams that were ranked in the top 25 at the end of last season. “These are teams we will see in the postseason,” Chaplin said. The team’s tough schedule will also include five televised meets on the Pac-12 Networks, something the team is excited for. “It’s cool because fans who might not be able to make the meets can still support us,” Harris said. Despite the television exposure, the Beavers look forward to performing in front of their home crowd. OSU gymnastics’ average attendance is 3,706, only 1,000 less than men’s basketball. Chaplin knows the importance of having a large fan base and said that when the fans are engaged, it helps excite the team. “It’s awesome to have a few thousand fans that come out and support us,” Tang added. The Beavers will open their season Jan. 11, 2014, when they travel to Columbus, Ohio, to face Ohio State and Bowling Green. Their home opener comes against Iowa State on Jan. 25, 2014. Scott McReynolds, sports reporter On Twitter @ScottMcReynold4 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Senior RJ Pena battles Boise State’s Holden Packard in the 157-pound weight class in Gill Coliseum on Nov. 24.
Coming off three straight dual losses, two of which were at home, No. 14 Oregon State gets a break from team competition with the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite starting Friday and lasting through Saturday. The Beavers (3-3) finished fifth overall at the tournament last season with a team score of 98.5. This year’s field of 33 teams includes all six schools from the Pac-12, giving Oregon State its first look in the 2013-14 season at many of its conference opponents — the Beavers lost to No. 18 Boise State in Gill Coliseum on Nov. 24, which was the only time they’ve wrestled Pac-12 competition. Senior RJ Pena led the way at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite last season, finishing first overall in the 157-pound weight class. Ranked No. 6 in the nation, Pena is coming off a win in which he earned a pin against Minnesota Saturday, and he enters Friday with a 9-1 record on the season. Junior Alex Elder enters Friday’s Invite on
a high note, now ranked No. 19 in the 165pound weight class after pinning Minnesota’s No. 20-ranked Danny Zilverberg in Saturday’s home loss. Fellow senior Scott Sakaguchi — ranked No. 8 in the 149-pound weight class — finished fifth at the Invite last season. Sakaguchi has lost three straight matches after starting out the year 3-0. Junior Taylor Meeks is also looking to get back in the win column after losing his first match of the season Saturday against Minnesota’s No. 1-ranked Scott Schiller. Meeks was No. 1 in the nation entering the dual, but dropped to No. 2 with the one-point loss. Meeks finished fourth in the 197-pound weight class at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite last season. Weigh-ins start at 7 a.m., Friday and preliminary matches start at 9 a.m. Following the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite, Oregon State returns to Corvallis to host No. 28 Wyoming on Dec. 20. The bulk of the Beavers’ Pac-12 schedule doesn’t start until Jan. 11, 2014, against Stanford on the road. The Daily Barometer
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Senior Devon Collier battles for position against Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Nov. 26.
MEN’S HOOPS n Continued from page 9 “Even if he’s not scoring, having him in the game is a good decoy,” Robinson said. “He can set some other guys up, but when he’s in foul trouble, we have to take him out of the game so he can’t even be a decoy to get other guys going.” Without the team’s leader in assists on the court, OSU did not have any other players in double-digits besides Nelson and Collier. “When Roberto is out there, he draws the defenders,” Barton said. “When he’s out (of the game), it’s a little harder for everybody.”
Collier was not deterred, complementing his scoring output with nine rebounds in 38 minutes. “We didn’t have anybody stepping up other than Devon,” Robinson said. “He just came out aggressive and put the team on his back,” added freshman guard Malcolm Duvivier. “(Collier and Nelson) are going to be marked men, so other people have to step up.” Saturday’s game, the first of three straight home contests, will be the last game until a Dec. 15 matchup with Maryland Eastern Shore. Josh Worden, sports reporter On Twitter @WordenJosh firstname.lastname@example.org
senior guard Alyssa Martin and junior guard Ali Gibson, the Beavers’ roster is full of underclassmen. “It was just about having composure down the stretch,” Rueck said. “You can’t create it until you’re in it, and we competed against two senior-laden teams. It was evident that they were both postseason teams and it was evident that we’re still growing.” With the losses, the Beavers dropped to 4-2 on the season, and they will play their next game this Friday in Portland at 7 p.m. The Pilots (4-2) already have a victory against a Pac12 team this season, when they handed Washington (2-2) a 91-77 loss three weeks ago. In that game, Portland attempted 24 3-pointers and sank 15 of them. “They are a team that loves to shoot the 3,” Rueck said. “They’ll stretch us that way and it’ll be a good test for us.” Thus far, the Beavers’ defense has held strong. The team is among the nation’s best on that end of the floor, as Oregon State has held its opponents to the 10th-lowest field goal percentage in the country at 31.4 percent. On the opposite end of the floor, the Beavers can score from inside or out depending on where their advantage lies.
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Oregon State huddles up against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 21. The Beavers face Portland on Friday for their third road game of the season. With more than half of their roster standing 6-foot-3 or taller, the Beavers used their massive height advantage in their favor when they played a much shorter Sacramento State team Nov. 15. Oregon State outscored the Hornets 66-18 in the paint that game. Six days later, the Beavers set a school record for 3-pointers made in a game when they made 17-of-32 from deep. Their varied offensive attack should serve them well against the Pilots, whose defensive strategy will change
depending on how the game unfolds. “Defensively, they mix it up with man and zone,” Rueck said. The Beavers have the weapons to cause Portland problems, and freshman point guard Sydney Wiese has been among the best at finding her open teammates. Wiese is second in the conference, averaging 5.2 assists per game, and she’s doing so while playing predominately mistake-free basketball. Her 1.7 assist-toturnover ratio is ninth in the
Pac-12. “She just has such great vision, and we knew her skill set is so high,” Rueck said. “In her ball handling and ability to move and shoot the ball stretches the defense. It’s nice to have somebody that sees the floor like she does.” After Portland, the Beavers will return home to Gill Coliseum for a matchup with Hawaii on Dec. 13. Mitch Mahoney, sports reporter On Twitter @MitchIsHere email@example.com
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Road buddies make long drives more fun
ea to the last day of work for the term and the year. Nay to the last Yeas & Nays and last edition of The Daily Barometer of 2013. We know you’re all going to miss us. Yea to snow in the forecast for Friday. Nay to weathermen, who notoriously get our hopes up for snow and are almost always wrong. Yea to the surprise snow days, when the weathermen have no idea snow is coming. It’s probably hard to be a meteorologist in Oregon because of the temperamental weather, but it’s always fun to blame the weatherman. Just like it’s fun for you guys to blame the school newspaper. Nay to the freezing cold — and dry — weather the last couple of days. This is Oregon, not Fargo, N.D. Yea to a nice, long and much-needed Thanksgiving break. Nay to not doing any schoolwork during the break and instantly realizing Sunday night that you’re incredibly behind. Yea to being a week away from winter break. Nay to the finals, papers and projects that stand in the way of month-long freedom. Yea to soil science professor James Cassidy for his awesome quotes and ability to tie soil into anything and everything. “I walked across the soil to it, because I wanted to experience it. I could just see how fragile it was,” is in the running for quote of the year. Nay to having the brief thought that your soil science teacher is actually a cult leader based entirely on soil. But hey, the guy is hilarious. We’d probably join the cult. Yea to puppies in the library. Nay to the immense number of people in the library this week and the even greater total that will be occupying every nook and cranny during finals week. Yea to studying in places other than the library. We know it’s shocking that you can do that, but we swear it’s possible. Nay to getting skeptical looks when you walk down the aisles of bookshelves in the library and pull out multiple books to check out. The library isn’t just a place to set up camp, open your laptop and scroll through your Facebook feed for an hour before beginning to study for the final you’re underprepared for. There are actual words in those books on those shelves. This isn’t “The Great Gatsby.” Yea to pulling all-nighters when they’re not for writing a paper or studying and instead are for hanging out with friends and playing video games all night. Nay to everyone going home for winter break. Yea to Barometer photo editor Jackie Seus, who is moving on from OSU and the Barometer to be a photographer for Disney Creative Media in Orlando, Fla. We’ll all miss you. Yea to one more time at the Peacock in 2013 with everyone Friday night. The PBRs, vodka Red Bulls and Kanye West will be in full force. See you at the Peacock. See you next year.
ver Thanksgiving break I had a whole 28 hours of blissful family time. As it was my first holiday with my family in several years, I planned to squeeze every minute of it with dysfunctional over-sharing and sloppy kiss gooiness. Step number one to family time was the three-hour drive to our home in the mountains. I was in a hurry, lest I miss a second of agonizing closeness, so when the cars in front of me on the windy Central Oregon road were going significantly slower than the speed limit — like ice on a mountain is in any way dangerous, really — I looked for every opportunity to hit the turbo button on my little race car and speed past. After a few of these almost-reckless passes, I noticed that I had earned myself a road buddy. A little red station wagon had been keeping pace with me, torquing around the meandering vehicles of the Thanksgiving road sludge. Road buddies come in all forms. There’s a certain camaraderie that forms between cars who band together in order to keep a bully from passing, to semi-trucks who block the shoulder during traffic jams to cut off the jerks who try to blow by illegally. Those are road buddies. I can’t help but feel there is unspoken bond of friendship — on occasion, perhaps love — with my road Ryan Mason is a junior in graphic design
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Home for the holidays: not how it used to be S
o today we have a treat for you. The two of us are going to advise you on how to treat your parents with patience and care this winter break. See, last time they saw you, you’d just graduated high school, all rosycheeked and ready for (and/or panicking about) leaving the nest. Now, you get up and go to classes every day and feed yourself. You’re practically an adult. So how do the roles work when you come back home and are expected to adhere to your parents’ guidance? Parents are concerned with the dynamics of the household when their semi-adult children return, according to Amy Buckman’s
Scottaline article, “Having your college student home for winter break.” Your parents will worry about whether or not to give you curfews, how to get in touch with you with respect to texting, face-to-face conversation, messenger pigeon — the works. They want to pick up where they left off because that was the last real impression they have of you — but we’re willing to bet that you’ve changed some in the past
few months. However, some students have home within close proximity and get to visit as frequently or as infrequently as they choose. This can change the dynamic. For example, Gabi’s parents are very open to the idea of her older brother and her being on their own and not needing them. Contrary to what this may imply, they love her and her brother very much. They do their best to facilitate a healthy dis-
tance between their lives and those of their children because they know that we are now adults — technically. Gabi respects their willingness to accept the fact that she and her brother are now self-regulating individuals. Perhaps they are narcissistic and think they have done an excellent job raising their children and can now retire from parenthood. But more likely, they see their children more often than parents who live in a different state, and so don’t worry about their children as much. Conversely, Cassie’s parental units live a couple of hours away. Whenever she goes home for breaks, she gets immediate flashbacks of when she was in high school. On See SCOTTALINE/RUUD | page 12
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It’s rough being the only Beaver in a Duck town I Guest Column t’s taken time adjusting to a town where the default paint scheme isn’t orange and black. I now work with folks who sport University of Oregon’s green and yellow in the office, even though they never attended the university, and see far more yellow zero stickers around Curry County than Oregon State University stickers. Oregon’s success the past five years — while OSU has languished in the doldrums of mediocrity — has resulted in far more Duck fans in the provinces than perhaps one might think, given OSU’s strength in agriculture, forestry and natural resources — the mainstays of the local economy. This is not to say that OSU doesn’t have an impact locally. Extension Services is alive and well on the south coast — despite Curry County’s budgetary woes — and its 4-H program is popular. But there have been times I’ve felt like the only Beaver fan in Brookings. It could be that Curry County is a popular spot for retirees and emigrants from California. Or maybe I’m the only television-less guy watching games from a barstool. Or I could be the only local Beaver partisan with a “little brother” complex who revels in the Ducks’ missteps, but I feel outnumbered in my Benny the Beaver jacket. Curry County — and perhaps other rural pockets of the state as well — is more ambivalent to OSU sports because of limited connection to the university,
and seems to have a general ambivalence about sports at all, since there are far more important things to be worried about besides bread and circuses happening far away. Fewer Curry County residents — 18 percent — hold a bachelor’s degree or higher than the national and state average of 28 percent. And with only 69.7 percent of students at Brookings-Harbor High School graduating within five years, a large chunk of the community will never get to relish a game in the student section at Reser, or any other college stadium. With only 17 students from Curry County enrolling as freshmen at OSU this fall, even in a county of 22,000, it’s not enough to develop a critical mass of potential Beaver fans. Combine the lack of college graduates and higher education achievement with the Ducks’ success, and it is easy to see why there are bandwagon Duck fans here — fans who have no connection to the university, but who are happy to see any team with the state’s name be nationally successful. It is this success that leaves me alone watching Beaver games by myself on a Saturday night. Also, sports just matter less here. While myself, my girlfriend and two other guys
in the bar — along with the rest of Beaver Nation — were about to have a collective stroke because of the overtime histrionics at the OSU-Utah game Sept. 14, the large Saturday night crowd at my favorite watering hole was pretty ambivalent about the game as it played on all the bar’s TVs, distracted by themselves or games of pool. Being a fan is an investment of time and money, and with Curry County having a naggingly high unemployment rate of 9.8 percent, I’m sure many people don’t have the resources to commit to being a fan. Plus, when you’re out here on the edge of the western U.S., Portland, Seattle, Corvallis and plenty of points in between feel as far away as China sometimes. There are aspects of game day and sports fan behavior I don’t miss from my time in Corvallis. But being a fan gives you symbols and a group to identify with. When you’re the only one, it’s hard to keep up your religious duties, although it makes you a bit more rabid in flying your colors. And even if I was the only one watching another dismal Beaver season in Brookings, at least I know I’m not a bandwagon Duck fan. t
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October he plans to file an appeal of SB 861. When Hartman files his lawsuit, it will join the three appeals of SB 822 and Riemer’s SB 861 appeal that already are going before the court. The most prominent of the SB 822 lawsuits came from the PERS Coalition, a group of current and retired public employees represented by Hartman. Two others were filed on behalf of individuals: Michael Reynolds, a retired Oregon public employee who lives in Washington, and Wayne Stanley Jones, a retiree who lives in Utah. Hartman made 12 claims for relief in his filing. He said SB 822 is unconstitutional because it “impairs the contracts” between state workers and their employers and because it constitutes a “taking” of property rights without compensation. He also argued that the bill is a breach of contract for anyone who is or was a public employee because they were promised 2 percent COLAs when they were hired, and that can’t be changed retroactively. If the Supreme Court decides it is, in fact, a breach of contract to reduce the COLA, there’s no indication the Legislature will try to cut PERS benefits again. Kitzhaber has said PERS is now “off the table” for him, and House Majority LeaderVal Hoyle backed him up. “There is no Plan B” if SB 861 is thrown out in court, she told Democrats at the their biennial summit in Sunriver. She said Kitzhaber told Democrats he would drop the PERS issue even if the court appeals are successful. “That, to me, was worth (passing the bill),” Hoyle said at the summit. “Getting PERS off the table for the next five years.”
SALEM — The first challenge to the public retirement cuts passed in September has been filed before the Oregon Supreme Court, judicial department spokesman Phil Lemman said Tuesday. The Oregon Legislature passed two sets of bills this year that cut back how much people will receive through the Public Employees Retirement System. The first (Senate Bill 822) was passed in the summer during the regular legislative session, and the second (Senate Bill 861) was passed in September during a special session called to increase school funding. Legal challenges to SB 822 already have been filed, and the deadline for filing challenges to the second, SB 861, is this week, Lemman said. The bills do the same thing: reduce the annual cost-of-living adjustment for retirees. The second one simply cuts the COLA further, but it doesn’t use a different mechanism to do it. For that reason, the Supreme Court will hear appeals to both bills together, former Department of Justice spokesman Jeff Manning said. The challenge filed Tuesday came from PERS member George Riemer of Sun City West, Ariz., who also challenged SB 822. Riemer is the executive director of Arizona’s Commission on Judicial Conduct. The suit alleges violations of the contracts clauses in both the Oregon and U.S. Constitutions and claims the law is “taking without just compensation.” Attorney Greg Hartman, who represents Service Employees International Union Local 503 and the PERS Coalition, said in
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when road buddies must part ways. I wonder if I’m alone in the sadness I feel at these times. We’ve been together for the last 50 miles, fighting the good fight on the dash-lined roads of holiday travel. For a fleeting time, we were a team. For a moment, I may have loved him. I think it’s time that we begin to appreciate our road buddies more. Those men and women are our speeding soul mates, our intolerant and sometimes angry counterparts. We stand together, united in our journeys and hate for horrible drivers. Let’s give a nod and a wave. Perhaps even a phone number scribbled on an old hamburger wrapper, pressed against the window.
buddies. We share a common goal of speed, efficiency, proper appreciation for road etiquette and standing up for what’s right. I often cheer my road buddies on. When I pass a slow-mover, I’ll glance back to make sure my buddy has time to pass as well. I’ll talk to him, muttering under my breath when the target of our passing speeds up to prevent my friend from taking the lead. I’ll encourage my pal. “Come on, Buddy,” I’ll say, “you can do it, you have time.” If my buddy makes a daring escape from the slowness of a family minivan, I’ll let him know what a great job he did. If the time comes when he decides to pass me, taking the lead for a while so I can coast in his tailwind, I’ll put my fist up in solidarity. You go, brother, well done. Inevitably, the time will come
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SCOTTALINE/RUUD n Continued from page 11 some level, her parents have begun to accept that she’s an adult. But there’s still some debate in treating her like one. For example, her folks get twitchy at the thought of her driving somewhere far away on her own — even though she has her license and can drive safely. According to a list of suggestions from the University of the Pacific, the way to handle this is through mutual respect and acting the way you want to be treated. So don’t pitch fits or treat your folks like they are made to take care of you — show that you are an adult by taking initiative. We think the true essence of being an adult is being mindful of who you are and how you fit into other people’s lives — that and knowing how to buy your own toilet paper. We have reached the age where self-centeredness is something we need to leave behind. So if you’re going back to your parents’ house this winter break, be aware that you aren’t the only one on the planet. They deserve a certain degree of respect for at least feeding you all these years. Understand that parenting is a 24/7/forever job, and has to be one of the most difficult ones in the book. t
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represent those of The Daily Barometer staff. Scottaline can be reached at email@example.com. Cassie Ruud is a junior in English. The opinions expressed in Ruud’s columns do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Barometer staff. Ruud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.