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Council approves ordinance for unlawful depositing

Senate adds new members

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By Kathryn Richter Staff Reporter

The City Council voted to approve amending a nuisance ordinance for unlawful dumping or depositing of materials at Tuesday’s meeting. Mayor John Inyart said the measure is necessary because the language in the current ordinance does not specifically call out landscape waste as prohibited. He said the amendment would therefore not allow citizens to rake leaves into the streets because it causes problems for storm sewers. “We can’t get (the storm sewers) flowing,” he said. “The water backs up, and it doesn’t take too many leaves to clog the sewers and cause a problem.” City attorney Brian Bower said the amendment is necessary to clarify to citizens the prohibition of what is not allowed in streets.

The Student Senate will welcome two new student senator members and a new parliamentarian after two members resigned. Alex Boyd and Alex Lais, former co-chairs of university development and recycling committee, resigned at the Oct. 26 meeting. Lais said he ended his term as student senator in order to focus on other activities, while Boyd said he resigned in order to focus more on school, among other things. The two new members to be sworn in are Caleb Arthur, a senior history major, and Tom Schroeder, pre-business accounting major. Jenna Mitchell, a student senate member and a junior political science major, will be appointed as Parliamentarian. Arthur previously served as a non-senate committee member after originally being denied the position of a student senator member. He said he still wants to be involved in student government.

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Blair Jones, the Student Senate representative for Charleston City Council meetings, relays Tuesday the details of Student Senate's Oct. 26 rally in Springfield in support of a new physical science building.


Bluegrass, gospel band to perform at Eastern By Samantha McDaniel Activities Editor

Eastern students and the local community members can listen to gospel and bluegrass music from a group that has been performing for about 72 years. Fi ve - t i m e Gr a m m y Aw a rd winners The Blind Boys of Alabama will be performing on Eastern’s campus Sunday. The members of The Blind Boys of Alabama include: Jimmy Carter, a founding member on vocals; Ben Moore on vocals;

Eric “Rickey” Mckinnie on vocals; Joey Williams on lead guitar; Tracy Pierce on bass; Peter Levin on organ; and Austin Moore on drums. The Blind Boys of Alabama was founded in 1939 at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind, but they were only prominently known in the black gospel circuit until almost 40 years later. Most of the founding members are no longer touring with the band. Clarence Fountain, vocals and

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Jimmy Carter, vocals, still tour with the band on occasions. The other founding members include: Johnny Fields (deceased), vocals; George Scott (deceased), vocals; Ollice Thomas (deceased), vocals; JT Hutton, vocals; and Vel Bozman Traylor (deceased), vocals. Siblings Sara and Sean Watkins from Nickel Creek, a progressive bluegrass band will open show will be opened by. BAND, page 5


Old steam plant to become new Student Services Center By Samantha Bilharz Associate News Editor

Eastern’s old steam plant will become the new home for the Student Services Center in the future. The building will be an all-in -one place where students can go to for records, admissions, financial aid and computer services. The current building may even receive a new addition to the west. According to Eastern’s Master Plan, "The proposed new 60,000 square ft. Student Services Center will comprise the renovated

and repurposed Steam Plant and a significant addition to the west, around an open exterior court.” Although there is no set start date for the project, officials plan on using the existing steam plant building for the new Student Services Center, instead of tearing the building down and making a new one. “The old steam plant building will stay there. We may add an addition to the west to accommodate all of the things we envision being in the building,” said Paul McCann, the university treasurer.

Ryan Siegel, the campus energy and sustainability coordinator said, he is glad Eastern is utilizing the space they currently have and are not just building a new facility. “Due to its heritage, it is worth preserving as it is where the university produced campus steam for many decades,” Siegel said. The project is in its early stages, so the cost for the updates to the old steam plant are currently unknown. PLANT, page 5


Senior physics major Julia Novotny sits and plays with Chester and Cayne, dogs owned by associate professor of sociology Lisa New Freeland Tuesday outside Taylor Hall. Novotny, an RA on floor 3N in Taylor, has teamed up with New Freeland to set up "Doggy Dates", a floor program designed to let residents play with and walk any of the professor's three dogs for fun.



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Coles County’s Habitat for Humanity will be sponsoring its third annual Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at The Parish Hall of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Frank McCormick, coordinator of the event and emeritus Eastern English professor, said the organization will use the money raised for building materials for the homes that they will be instructing next spring and summer in Charleston and Mattoon. He said if enough money is raised, the organization will also look into building homes in other areas of Coles County. McCormick said previous response trivia

events held by Coles County’s Habitat for Humanity has been positive and hopes the same results will be emulated at this year’s event. “It’s been encouraging,” he said. “We had 22 teams last November, and we’re hoping to have that many or even more this year.” At the event, teams of six to 10 players will answer 10 questions from 10 different categories ranging in various subject matters. “We will have topics that range from top songs to geography questions,” he said. “Each category has different questions.” The entrance fee is $10 per person. Each member of the winning team will be awarded a prize of $20. Proceeds will be used to support Coles County Habitat for Humanity in its goal of building

three homes per year for deserving Coles County families in need that match specified criteria. Team members may bring their own snacks. Desserts will be available for purchase. Soda will be provided free of charge. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. The game will begin at 7 p.m. St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church is located at 921 Madison Avenue in Charleston. For more information or to reserve a table for a six to 10-person Trivia team by Nov. 3, contact McCormick at 345-9773 or by e-mail at Sara Hall can be reached at 581-2812 or


American, Korean bands to play By Samantha McDaniel Activities Editor

American and South Korean bands will be playing together and sharing musical styles on Thursday. The Akademie Percussion Ensemble, a group from South Korea, and Galaxy Percussion, a group in America, will be playing together in the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Akademie Percussion Ensemble is made up of seven young musicians who graduated from Akademie Percussion Ensemble in South Korea. The school is for young percussionists from high school to college age. Members of Galaxy Percussion, a group formed in 2003, include: Michael Udow, a retired professor of music from the University of Michigan; Roger Braun, professor of percussion at Ohio University; Anthony DiSanza, a professional percussionist; and Jamie Ryan, a professor of music at Eastern. The Akademie Percussion Ensemble is directed by Kang Ku Lee, Ryan said.

Ryan said the groups will play compositions ranging for percussion from classical to western music. “All of the music the members from South Korea will be playing and will be by South Korean composers,” Ryan said. “The Galaxy Percussion will be playing music from our members, Michael Udow and Rodger Braun.” The two groups joined together in a tour of South Korea during the 2010 Korea Fest Tour. “Each group has a grounding in western, classical music,” Ryan said. “It’s an extension of what we do normally.” The groups toured together during the summer of 2010 and performed at many different locations in South Korea. Ryan said they thought it would be good to invite them on a tour through the United States. The tour started at Ohio University on Oct. 31 and it was their first performance in the United States. The tour also includes Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin and Eastern. Ryan said it was not difficult to combine

music and work together. He said the only difficultly they have had is the language barriers. Ryan said during rehearsals they have a difficult time communicating messages to one another. “The Koreans’ English is actually a lot better than it was in 2010 when we were there, but the four of us can’t speak any Korean,” Ryan said. Ryan said despite the language barrier, they are having fun communicating. “Mostly, we can communicate musically very well,” Ryan said. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Ryan said he thinks the concert can connect with many different people. “There is a lot of different sounds, a lot of different equipment,” Ryan said. “I do think there is something everyone will find something to enjoy at this concert.” Samantha McDaniel can be reached at 581-2812 or


Police officer accused of civil rights violations By The Associated Press

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A federal grand jury indictment of 34-year-old Kevin Fletcher of South Holland was unsealed Tuesday after the Dolton officer was arrested. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and posted a $15,000 bond. Federal prosecutors say Fletcher was acting as a police officer when on May 17, 2009, he struck two Calumet City residents on the

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‘Gleek’ enters competition By Morgan Saunders Staff Reporter


David Finnigan, senior technology major, presents "A Twenty-First Century Look at Ancient Egyptian Architecture" Tuesday in the conference room of Booth Library as part of the EIU Symposium on Egypt: A Futuristic Look Through Ancient Lenses.

Student presents ancient architecture “A Futuristic Look through Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Sabrina Duncan Staff Reporter

With only a month of research an Eastern student presented the different styles of architecture in ancient Egyptian culture Tuesday. David Finnigan, a senior technology major, is the only student to present his works during the “A Futuristic Look Through Ancient Lenses: A Symposium on Ancient Egypt.” His presentation was called “A Twenty-First Century Look At Ancient Egyptian Architecture.” During the presentation he said pyramids are a common association when referring to Egypt, because they were one of the first and largest structures ever constructed of stone and other limited materials. The Step Pyramid Complex of Zozer, was designed and built by Imhotep during the Third Dynasty, which is known today as the oldest, largest pyramid ever built in Egypt, he said. Imhotep was responsible for the Temple of Deir el-Bahari, the Temple of Amun-Re Karnak and the Temple of Kom Ombo. This structure was built mostly of stone, and pictures were etched on the walls of stone to tell stories and leave a permanent mark on history, he said. He said the Step Pyramid was overdone structurally and Imhotep was known to keep extending the size of his pyramid.

Finnigan also talked about another temple, the Temple of Deir el-Bahari, which was designed by the architect Senenmut. This temple was seen as controversial because it was constructed for a woman and was designed by her, Finnigan said. The temple was built for Queen Hatsheput and intended for her mortuary and tomb. Wafeek Wahby, a professor of technology and a symposium organizer, introduced Finnigan and his topic. “Architecture is very characteristic of the personality of the country,” Wahby said. David Finnigan Sr., Finnigan Jr.’s father, said he was also very interested in the history of Egypt. Finnigan Sr. said his father was educated on Egyptian history and passed it down in the family. He said he has never been to Egypt, but has learned knowledge about Egypt and was inspired and helped his son through the research process. “Now all we have to do is have Dr. Wahby waive the fines on David’s library books that are overdue,” Finnigan Sr. said. This presentation is sponsored by the Lumpkin School of Business and Applied Science, the School of Technology and Booth Library. Finnigan used a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation and reference books written in the 1960s and research to inform the audience members about ancient Egyptian architecture. Sabrina Duncan can be reached at 581-2812 or












The Charleston High School choir and drama department entered in a video submission to win $10,000 in the Glee give-a-note competition. Choir director Julian Sharp said the choir has grown to 80 members from the 30 she had when she took to job five years ago. Though the choir has continued to grow, funding given to the music department has not changed to accommodate its growing numbers. Danny Hudson, a member of the choir, said there has been a lack of funding given to the music department, which prompted those involved to think of other funding tactics. “No extra funding is being given to the program and with everyone fighting the school board for more money that there is really none left for the music department,” Hudson said. “We have the ability to do things but not the resources.” Hudson said his experience with the choir has been positive. “It’s been a great experience and there are a lot of great people who

devote a lot of their time to the choir,” Hudson said. Sharp said he already has ideas on what some of the money should be put towards. “ We are planning to use the funds to do some much needed improvements to our high school auditorium which is in really bad shape and can no longer meet the performance needs of our active and growing program,” Sharp said. Sharp said the theme of their video was Glee inspired, but they wanted it to showcase their talent and need for the money. “ We w a n t e d t o d o a v i d e o which pays homage to the Glee television show since we have a number of students who are huge fans,” Sharp said. Mark Hudson, Danny’s father and the director of University Housing and Dining Services, said he is proud that the choir is being proactive in a financial crisis. “I feel that when anyone participates in an extra-curricular activity it’s good because it gives them self-confidence and an experience they will always remember,” Hudson said. The Give-a-Note Foundation, founded by the leaders of the National Association for Music Edu-

cation, is awarding 73 prizes totaling $1 million for music programs in need throughout the United States. According to the Glee contest website, the top 14 ranked schools in their assigned districts will be considered for a monetary award. Charleston High School is in District 2 along with Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Nevada, South Dakota and Wisconsin. It is currently ranked fifth in the state and 29th in their district. The school is 3374 votes away from moving into 14th place to be eligible to win $10,000. Every vote counts, Sharp said. Hannah Drake, the choir president, said the money gained from the contest will not only help fund renovations, but automatically result in them having enough money to perform in New York. “Glee give-a-note is the chance to make improvements to our auditorium, buy new concert dresses and to perform in a concert in New York,” Drake said. Morgan Saunders can be reached 581-5812 or


What’s Cookin’ restaurant to host Christmas event By Melody Dozard Staff Reporter

What’s Cookin’ restaurant will offer desserts and music at an auction event today. The event, “Yuletide Tunes & Treats Dessert Buffet Silent Auction and Music,” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant. Robert Kincade, owner of What’s Cookin’ Restaurant said t h e e v e n t w i l l p re s e n t a d e l i cious spread of food and beverages, which will include strawberry bread, pumpkin cheesecake, carrot cake, devil’s food cake, rolls, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, pumpkin pie, beer and wine. Diane Ratliff, tourism and spe-

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cial events supervisor for Charleston, said Tom Vance and Motherlode will be playing at the event. To m Va n c e a n d Mo t h e r l o d e were performers at the event last year and will be the main source of entertainment for participants. Some of the items that people can bid on during the silent auc-

tion include gift certificates to local restaurants, pool passes for the aquatic center, tickets for Eastern basketball games, fast food gift certificates and baskets, Ratliff said. Ratliff said that the event is $10 so that participants can enjoy the festivities with a minimal charge. All proceeds will fund Christmas in the Heart of Charleston on Dec. 3, she said. What’s Cookin’ is on 409 7th St. in the Charleston Square. Melody Dozard can be reached at 581-2812 or

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Reasearch benefits Eastern

The cure for Alzheimer’s may be found at Eastern. Two Eastern professors and two students are working hard and collaborating on research which may lead to the discovery of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The disease is a progressive and irreversible form of dementia that affects millions of lives across the globe. Many students on campus have probably seen the horrific consequences of Alzheimer’s personally. They have watched a loved one get progressively worse and they are engulfed with a feeling of helplessness. The disease involves degeneration in the brain that starts with memory loss and can lead to infection and death. The Daily Eastern News gives kudos to this research team for coming together and working on a truly remarkable project. We thank biological science professors, Britto Nathan and Michael Menze and students William Fernandez and Lena Elmuti for their hard work, especially over the summer, to make this project a reality. Too often, scientific research done at Eastern goes unnoticed by the rest of the student body. Students and professors collaborate on impressive research projects such as this and their hard work and determination are not well known throughout campus. This research project is evidence of Eastern students and faculty members making strives in the right direction to make the world a better place. The project involves finding a compound that is mitochondria-specific to creating estrogen. The process could potentially be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and possibly prevent it, according Tuesday’s article. The project could even be beneficial for other diseases that occur from lack of energy production in the brain. Eastern officials should showcase the work of this group to show potential students the work they are accomplishing. Research projects require critical thinking skills and hands-on experience. According to an article on Oct. 26 in The Daily Eastern News, the critical thinking skills at Eastern are below average. Only about 22 percent of Eastern students scored above or well above on critical thinking skills in 2010, according to an assessment of undergraduate and graduate programs by the Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning. What better why to teach students critical thinking skills then have them complete hands-on research projects such as this? Not only will research projects promote critical thinking skills but will also be a marketable tool for the university. With low freshmen enrollment numbers, Eastern officials need to use this project and the many other valuable projects Eastern does to market them to high school seniors across Illinois. This project will show high school seniors there are many projects and activities they can get involved with if they choose Eastern.


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Occupy EIU public statement: Why we are here By Chris Wagner Organizer - Occupy EIU

Students, faculty and administration alike have had numerous questions for us over the past two weeks. The most basic version of this query is, “Why are you here?” We are here because it is the right thing to do. We are here because 50 percent of American workers earned less than $26,500 last year. We are here because unemployment hovers above 9 percent. Nearly 14 million Americans are without work, and when underemployment – Americans who want more work and can’t get it – is considered, that number jumps to 17 percent. This means that for every available job, there are six Americans waiting to fill that position. We are here because after inflation, average hourly wages haven’t increased in 50 years.

We are here because the top 1 percent of American earners own 42 percent of the country’s financial wealth, and only 5 percent of the country’s debt. The top 20 percent of American earners possess 93 percent of the financial wealth, yet only pay 64 percent of the taxes. We are here because U.S. banks received bail-out money, meant to be loaned to small business, and instead lent it back to the government in the form of government-guaranteed securities, earning them a net interest margin of $211 billion in the first six months of this year. This translates into $58 billion in profit of, essentially, free money. Our critics say that we hate the rich and are jealous of what they have. They’re right – not about jealousy over money, but over what that money buys – freedom and voice within our democratic system of government. We are here because the “Citizens United” case has equated donations from cor-

porations, unions and the wealthy toward political campaigns as free speech, and not what it truly is – institutionalized bribery. We are here because together we own nearly $1 trillion of student loan debt. We are here because “just try harder” is a myth, and a college degree does not guarantee a job. We are here because greed is the dominant paradigm through which we interact economically. We place capital before compassion, profit before people, and hedge funds before humanity. We still go to class, we still go to work, and yes, we still shower. But in our free time, we stand together, united in our conviction that Americans deserve better than this. We are here because it is the right thing to do, and we remain here because we hope you will join us. Chris Wagner is a graduate student




Booth Library has what you are looking for The other day I read an article in The Daily Eastern News about students going to Family Video and enjoying everything that they have to offer. I feel the need to take everyone back a step and say, what about Booth? That’s right, Booth Library is the place to go for all your media needs and more. Many people don’t know that you can check out movies and more from a monstrous collection of media. Not only does Booth have thousands upon thousands of DVD’s to choose from but they also have a collection of television series that could put Family Video to shame. They also have music- and sportsrelated DVDs that you can’t find at any other rental outlet in town. Booth has things you are not going to find in a Redbox or on Netflix. Last I checked, Family Video doesn’t even have concerts. As if that isn’t enough to draw you in, Booth has a musical collection that could occupy your listening needs for years. They have CDs ready to check out anytime, not

Julian Russell to mention LPs and a whole lot more. I believe you can check out record players as well. I know I am only just scratching the surface with the types of things that Booth Library has to offer up on the fourth floor. The main point is that it is a wonderful atmosphere that’s relaxing but not overly quiet. It is right here on campus and the best part of all is that it is free! You don’t have to pay a dime to rent anything from Booth. You get any DVD for at least three days. Another thing many people don’t know is that it is open to the public as well. All day, folks are paying for library cards or

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spending a wad of cash on new releases when all they have to do is come down and check out what Booth Library has to offer. Let’s not forget about their awesome kids section either. You can bring the whole family in and there is a little something for everybody. There are movies for the kids too among the various selections of everything from black and white flicks to the newest of Disney movies. So before you spend one more night breaking your wallet for some family entertainment or waste multiple dollars just to rent a movie while hanging with the guys, think about the best option available and how it is free and literally right outside your door if you’re a student. If you haven’t made the climb yet, now is the time to come on up to the fourth floor and get a real taste of what entertainment has to offer. Once you go Booth you won’t go back! Julian Russell is a senior communications studies major. He can be reached at 581-7942 or

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State Powerbroker convicted of shakedown conspiracy By The Associated Press

CHICAGO — A multimillionaire who wielded enormous behindthe-scenes influence in Illinois for decades was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to shake down the Oscarwinning producer of "Million Dollar Baby," one of the last chapters of the legal saga tied to disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Businessman William Cellini, once known in political circles as the King of Clout because of toptier contacts with Illinois governors of different parties and even a few U.S. presidents, tapped his folded hands on the edge of the defense table as the verdicts were read. His daughter Claudia, sitting nearby, fought to hold back tears, but Cellini maintained his outward calm. The 76-year-old now faces up to 30 years in prison for conspiracy to commit extortion and aiding and abetting the solicitation of a bribe. Prosecutors say he plotted to extort a $1.5 million donation from Hollywood executive Thomas Rosenberg for Blagojevich's campaign. Convicting someone of Cellini's stature should serve as a warning to businessmen and politicians to keep their noses clean, advocates of political reform said. "Cellini was a legend, someone who worked in the shadows, someone who seemed bulletproof — untouchable," said David Morrison of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform. "His conviction should tell anyone else who might think they are bulletproof that they are mistaken." Cellini, a Springfield Republican,

was accused of joining Blagojevich confidants Tony Rezko and Chris Kelly and another man in 2004 to pressure Rosenberg for the donation. If he refused, prosecutors said, the group threatened to pull strings to ensure that $220 million in state pension funds earmarked for Rosenberg's investment firm would be withheld. Cellini did not speak to reporters as he left the Chicago courthouse with his wife Julie. But defense attorney Dan Webb said that jurors — 10 women and two men who deliberated for three days — had acquitted his client on two other counts, attempted extortion and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. "We obviously are going to appeal ... and we are confident we have a substantial chance of getting the case reversed," Webb said. Cellini was the last person scheduled to go on trial as part of the federal investigation of Blagojevich's administration, which was launched a decade ago by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. After listening to the verdict himself from a rear spectators' bench Tuesday, Fitzgerald told reporters that no one could contend Cellini's actions amounted to fundraising or lobbying that merely skirted the line of illegality. "What allows people to tell someone, 'You can't do business with the state of Illinois unless you pay up?'" he asked. "That's extortion, and there's no gray area about that." As it had with others, it was Cellini's association with Blagojevich that drew him into legal peril.

He stood trial in the same courtroom where the impeached Democratic governor was convicted four months ago on a raft of charges, including seeking to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. Cellini's month-long trial was a rare stint in the limelight. He never became a household name despite the wealth and the influence that earned him his nicknames, including the pope of Illinois politics. Cellini, the son of a policeman, played piano in a dance band and taught high school physics before planting his foot in the door of state government with an appointment as Illinois' transportation secretary in the early 1970s. Thereafter, he parlayed his state links to help earn tens of millions from real estate, casino and other ventures. Outwardly affable, Cellini gained a reputation for his business savvy and sure-footedness, but also as someone who could make or break a person's career with a phone call. During her closing arguments, prosecutor Julie Porter played an FBI wiretap recording of a mirthful-sounding Cellini as he appeared to discuss the extortion. Porter focused jurors' attention on one sound: Cellini's laugh. "That is what corruption sounds like," she said. Cellini wouldn't have pocketed any money from the shakedown, but Porter said that by going along with it, he saw a chance to further ingratiate himself with the powers that be. The payoff he hoped for? "Continued access, continued clout, continued status."

SENATE, from page 1 When Arthur originally heard of the resignations of Boyd and Lais, he contacted Student Senate Speaker Zach Samples and asked him to reconsider his application. “It’s a good opportunity for me to give back and help out,” Arthur said. Mitchell will be appointed as the new parliamentarian, a position previously held by Boyd, after responding to an e-mail that Samples had sent out. Mitchell said she is very excited about the opportunity and felt it was the next step to take in her role as a student senate member. “I’m really honored that he chose me,” Mitchell said. Mitchell had filled in before for Boyd as parliamentarian during an absence and she said the position was

difficult in the beginning. “It was a little overwhelming at first,” Mitchell said. “You just have to make sure you’re paying close attention.” Today’s meeting is also the open forum meeting in the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Samples said the open forum meeting is designed to appeal to a larger audience. “It typically is our most heavily attended meeting,” Samples said. “It’s a great time to showcase what we do to a larger number of students.” Samples said about 40 people usually attend the meeting, mainly political science students. Samples said he contacted the chairmen of all the academic departments and urged them

to talk to their students and faculty about the meeting. In the past, political science professors have been known to give extra credit to students who attend the meeting, Samples said. A “Meet and Greet” will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the University Ballroom where students can meet and talk with members of the student government and refreshments will be served, Samples said. The Student Senate Open Forum meeting will take place at 7 p.m. today in the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Kathryn Richter can be reached at 581-2812 or


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COUNCIL, from page 1 “It includes it but does not fairly express it,” he said. Mayor John Inyart said the city will provide initial warnings in regards to the change, but he wants to clarify that tickets will be issued for those who violate the ordinance. “We can’t have landscape waste in the street and clogging up storm sewers,” he said. Eastern's student senate representative Blair Jones also presented to the council that ten Eastern students recently went to the State Capitol in Springfield to raise awareness for creating a new science building on Eastern’s campus. The proposed science building would be located in the space near the Tarble Arts Center. Jones said the students presented state representatives with their five-year strategic plan on what they would use approved funds for and their plan to receive the funds on time. “They got some great ideas,” she said. “The next thing in the works is to bring those people (to a city council meeting) to show exactly what they’re trying to do.” The council also voted to accepting a resolution to approve the grievance procedure under the Americans with Dis-

abilities Act. Inyart said this resolution will establish the method for the act. “It will spell out who to be contacted if there was a grievance and how the procedure would work,” he said. The council also voted to approve a resolution authorizing various tourism funds for Christmas in the Heart of Charleston and the Embarras River Film Festival. Tourism funds come directly from a tax from overnight stays in Charleston. This tax is then put into the fund and distributed to events that help to promote more overnight stays in Charleston. The council voted to approve $300 for Christmas in the Heart of Charleston and $1,110 to the Embarrass River film Festival. At Tuesday’s meeting, the council also: •Approved a change order and quote for masonry repairs on the 513 Seventh St. project •Granted a petition for Salisbury Church and Standing Stone Community Center for conditional use permit at 201 N. Sixth St. Sara Hall can be reached at 581-2812 or

BAND, from page 1 Dwight Vaught, the assistant dean of the Doudna Fine Arts Center, said the experience of the group has grown because of the years they have been playing. “Their history and their lineage reaches back into some really great and some really troubling time in American history,” Vaught said. “They have been going forward through musical and social changes that have happened in America. They don’t just sing about it, they lived it.” Vaught said even though some of the members have been replaced, they are still a historical band. “There are still some original members floating in and out,” Vaught said. “The great thing about the arts is that you can pass a lot of this down, and it’s actually strengthened because it’s presented in a different way for a new generation.” Vaught said the name and music is not diminished when new members take over, but actually add to the music.

Vaught said that throughout the years, The Blind Boys of Alabama have influenced modern music. “The impact and the influence cuts across age gaps, generations, artistic genres and that is what makes them so influential,” Vaught said. The Blind Boys of Alabama will be performing at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Dvorak Concert Hall in Doudna. Tickets are $20. Vaught said he is happy to have the Blind Boys of Alabama play at Eastern. He said they play predominately in big cities and thought it was a great opportunity. “We knew what an opportunity it was to have a band like that stop in Charleston on a tour,” Vaught said. “We have to take advantage of this, what could be, a once in a lifetime opportunity to get them right here on our soil.” Samantha McDaniel can be reached at 581-2812 or

PLANT, from page 1 In December all the pollution control equipment from the old steam plant will be removed. “All of the pollution control equipment will be coming down soon—maybe as soon as December, if we can make the arrangements with the contractor,” McCann said. When the material is removed from the old steam plant, the majority of the material will be recycled. “As much material that can be recycled that is removed from the steam plant site will be. Alternative

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Panthers drop second five set match Staff Report

The Eastern volleyball team was unable to hold on to a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth set, losing the next two to Murray State. The Panthers would fall 3-2 to the Racers, dropping them to an overall record of 9-19 overall and 6-11 in the Ohio Valley Conference. This is the second straight match the Panthers have fallen to an OVC opponent in five sets. This marks the sixth time this season the Panthers have gone to five sets. Of those six times, the Panthers have won two five set matches. The Panthers have now lost two straight since handing Morehead State its first OVC loss of the season last Friday. The Panthers lost to Murray State by scores of 21-25, 30-28, 25-20, 24-26 and 10-15. The 30 points scored in the second set victory was the most scored by the Panthers in a set so far this season. The win brings Murray State to an overall record of 8-20, improving its current winning streak to three games. This was also the second straight five set match for the Racers, however, unlike the Panthers, the Racers have won each of their last two five set matches. The Racers are 2-2 this season in five set matches. Murray State is now at an even 8-8 in conference matches. This marks the second time this season the Panthers have lost to the Racers, with the first loss coming early in the Panthers’ conference schedule, losing 3-1 at home. The second straight road loss brings the Panthers’ road record to 4-9 for the year, with the team having no more road matches this season. The Panthers will close out the remainder of their regular season schedule at Lantz Arena, with upcoming matches against OVC opponents, Tennessee Tech, Jacksonville State and Tennessee-Martin. The next match against Tennessee Tech will be at 7 p.m. Friday against Tennessee Tech at Lantz Arena.


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Swimmers winless going into off week By Nick Blankenship Staff Reporter

Both the Eastern men and women swimming teams continue to be winless this season, with its records being 0-3 and 0-4. Both teams’ latest loss came against the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames this past Saturday. The Panthers are enjoying a bye week this week and will participate in the House of Champions Invitational at 5:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Nov. 11-12. The Invitational will be held at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in Indianapolis.


(From lieft to right) Senior setter Chrissie Albers, sophomore outside hitter Reynae Hutchinson and senior libero Brittany Wallace celebrate a point Oct. 22 during a match against Austin Peay in the fieldhouse of Lantz Arena.

Around the Summit League Sophomore Amr el Sayed of the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies won the men’s Summit League Athlete of the Week award this week for his performance against Wayne State. He won the 200-yard freestyle with a league best time of 1:40.27 and also won the 500yard freestyle at a 4:34.91, which was the second best league time. A sophomore of Oakland University, Vanessza Balogh, also won women’s Summit League Athlete of the Week award. This is her second time winning this award this season. Balogh won the 100 and 200-yard breaststrokes with league-best times of 1:05.07 and 2:19.70. South Dakota University celebrated a win by both the men and women

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Eastern is returning two starters senior guard Jeremy Granger and redshirt junior forward James Hollowell. Hollowell said he is excited to get the season started. “I put a lot of work in this summer,” Hollowell said. “I’m ready to get out there and watch the work pay off.” Granger agreed, saying he can’t wait to start playing games. “So far we are looking pretty good,” Granger said. “I want to go into every game and have a chance to win and be one of the best teams in the OVC.” The Panthers are picked to finish ninth in the OVC preseason rankings and Granger was the teams only pre-

The Panthers had two runners finish outside of the top 25. Bill Roth finished in 27th with a time of 27:06.09, while sophomore Ryan Ballard finished in 31st with a time of 27:17.22.

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season All-OVC selection. “When you’re picked ninth, you try to come out and prove all the critics wrong and play hard every night,” Granger said. Miller said he doesn’t put too much thought into the preseason rankings. “We have told are guys this is what people think of you right now,” Miller said. “In about a week everyone will have forgotten about the predictions.” The Panthers have their first exhibition game Sunday against Olivet Nazarene in Lantz Arena. Rob Mortell can be reached at 581-7942 or


One makes first team, two on second team LaRocque was the only member of the Eastern men’s team to earn first team All-OVC honors. Feldhake and Delaney each earned All-OVC second team honors for their performances.

beating Western Illinois 125-87 and 148-66. The South Dakota University women will be at home for their next meet against Northern Iowa at 1 p.m. on Nov 5. Both teams will face green Bay at 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 after that. The University of Nebraska is sitting at 0-4 after registering their fourth straight loss to Northern Iowa this past Saturday by a score of 176.5-119.5. Nebraska will not be participating in the House of Champions Invitational. South Dakota State University men beat Western Illinois Friday with a score of 217-69. The South Dakota State women lost though 220-79. South Dakota will meet at St. Cloud State at 2 p.m. on Nov.12, while Western Illinois will participate in the House of Champions. Oakland University won both meets, with its men’s and women’s teams with scores of 175-118 and 174-121. Oakland University will stay home when it will face Wright State at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5. Oakland University will also not participate in the House of Champions. IUPUI will host the House of Champions Invitational next week after the men and women remained undefeated after beating Centre College by 184-112 and 95-37. The men stand at 2-0 and the women at 3-0. Nick Blankenship can be reached at 581-7942 or

Both the men’s and women’s teams will compete again at the NCAA Midwest Regional in DeKalb. Dominic Renzetti can be reached at 581-7942 or

ROAD, from page 8 They have also lost to Niagara University 0-2 in Green Bay, Wisc., Western Illinois University in Macomb 0-3, University of MissouriKansas City in Kansas City, Mo., 1-3, and Belmont University all while on the road this season. Teams they have beaten on the

road are Northwestern University, Central Arkansas University, Dayton University, Loyola University, and Western Michigan University. The Panthers are also 1-3-1 in the Summit League and have now lost two consecutive games so far. The Panthers final game is on the

road at Fort Wayne, Ind. where Eastern will take on the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at 7 p.m Saturday on the road. Grant Truccano can be reached at 581-7942 or

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Tournament field set in conference >> THE RACERS come into the tournament 4-3-2 in OVC play, having won four of their last six matches, going 4-1-1 in that stretch. The only Racer loss in that period was to first-round opponent Morehead State. >> THE EAGLES come into this first round match-up with a conference record of 4-4-1, having won their last two OVC contests, including a 1-0 win over opponent Murray State at home Oct. 28.

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>> THE REDHAWKS enter the tournament as the top seed and host, holding a conference record of 8-1-0. The team’s only loss came against Morehead State on Oct. 7. The Redhawks beat Murray State 3-0 Sept. 26.

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>> THE COLONELS come into the tournament with a 5-3-1 conference record and a first round bye, having won their last two OVC contests and holding regular season wins over both potential opponents.

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Tennessee-Martin >> THE SKYHAWKS enter the OVC tournament having won their last three matches against conference opponents and four of their last five. Three of those four wins coming in overtime. They lost their only meeting Eastern, 1-0. >> THE PANTHERS come into the tournament with losses in their last three conference matches and an OVC record of 4-5-0. The Panthers won their match with Tennessee Martin Oct. 2.

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Eight runners earn honors Road struggles continue for team By Dominic Renzetti Sports Editor

Following junior Erika Ramos’s fourth place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference championship meet, the Panthers had a number of other top finishers, as well as five runners on the All-OVC team. Junior Olivia Klaus finished behind Ramos in fifth place with a time of 18:25.83, while fifth year senior Caitlin Napoleoni finished out her career on the Eastern cross country team with a seventh place finish. Napoleoni crossed the finish line with a time of 18:35.02. Juniors Britney Whitehead and Gabriela Duenas finished in 11th place and 14th place. Whitehead recorded a time of 18:41.44, while Duenas had a time of 18:44.44.

By Grant Truccano Staff Reporter

T h e E a s t e r n m e n’s s o c c e r team’s hopes of being in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament have been dashed, following a loss to Belmont on Tuesday. The Panthers lost to the Belmont Bruins on the road by a score of 3-0 in Nashville, Tenn. Eastern now holds a record of 7-8-1 with one game remaining in the 2011 regular season, while Belmont is now 6-9-2 overall this season. Despite losing 3-0, the Panthers still out-shot the Bruins 139. Freshman Will Butler paced the Panthers with four shots, while freshman Tayron Martin had three shots of his own. Panthers, however, only had three saves, while the Bruins had five. The Panthers did, however, have less fouls with 11, while Belmont had 14. The Panthers had three corners while the Bruins had five, but the Panthers also had less offside penalties with four while Belmont had seven. Sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Kelly took the loss for the Panthers, while junior Evan Turner logged 11 minutes in the game before he got a red card. The road loss now brings the Panthers to 5-7 when away from Lakeside Field this season. So far this season when on the road, the Panthers have lost to Bradley University 1-2 in overtime in Peoria, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 1-3 and Evansville University 2-3 in overtime in Evansville, Ind.. They have also lost to NiagaROAD, page 7

Closing out the Panthers’ top 25 finishers, red-shirt senior Megan Gingerich finished in 15th place with a time of 18:48.81 and Emily Pedziwiatr finished in 27th with a time of 19:52.86. The final Panther finisher was freshman Chelsea Sondgeroth, who finished in 40th place with a time of 19:52.86.

Five earn All-OVC honors For the second consecutive season, the Eastern women’s team had five runners named to the all conference team. Ramos, Klaus and Napoleoni were each named to the all-conference first team. Whitehead and Duenas were each named to the second team. The Eastern men’s team finished in second place in the OVC championship meet, falling to Eastern

Kentucky. The Colonels finished in the top two spots, totaling 18 points, well ahead of Eastern’s second place 62 score. Finishing behind the Panthers’ top finisher, senior Brad LaRocque, the team had a number of runners finish in the top 25. Freshman Bryce Basting finished in 11th place with a time of 26:11.35, while senior Matt Feldhake finished in 13th place with a time of 26:15.35. Sophomore Danny Delaney finished 14th place with a time of 26:21.13. Juniors Graham Morris and Jordan Jones rounded out the team’s top 25 finishers. Morris finished in 18th place with a time of 26:41.83, while Jones finished with a time of 26:49.58.

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Team ‘excited’ for season By Rob Mortell Staff Reporter


Senior defender Zach Piekarski jumps for a header against an Oakland University player Saturday during the Panthers’ 0-2 loss on Lakeside Field.

Coming off a disappointing season, Eastern’s men’s basketball team will aim to rebound this year after a 9-20 overall record in 2010-2011. Before Jan. 22, the Panthers had an 8-10 record with a majority of their Ohio Valley Conference games still to play; however, they would lose eight straight games and 10 of their last 11, ending the season without making the conference tournament. Eastern lost six players from its team last year, including Curry McKinney and Shaun Pratl, both of whom started more than 20 games. The Panthers and head coach Mike Miller have brought in seven new recruits: two freshmen, two sophomores and three juniors. Miller said the main focuses this off-season was to provide more scoring from the guard position

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Austin Akers Malcolm Herron Alex Lubsey Joey Miller* Jonathan Miller Josh Piper Morris Woods

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Brazil, Ind./Olney JC Downers Grove/Western Texas Kingston, Jamaica/Tyler JC Charleston/Charleston HS Baltimore, Md./Manatee JC Champaign/Centennial Chicago/Moraine Valley JC

*Son of head coach Mike Miller and to improve the team’s athletic versatility. “(The recruits) all do different things,” Miller said. “Now what we have to do is put the pieces together where they fit well.” Even though the Panthers have brought in some promising recruits, Miller said the returning players have developed their individual games. Miller and the rest of the coaching staff put the returning players

through rigorous training in the spring after the season’s early end. The players would go through twoa-days; lifting weights in the morning and working on basketball skills in the afternoons. “I have been very pleased with our returning guys, with the way the have worked and their attitudes and their approach and that has carried over to the new guys,” Miller said.

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Vol. 96, Issue No. 145  
Vol. 96, Issue No. 145  

Nov. 2, 2011