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THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2011

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Contributing Writer From the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, the swami monk journeyed from his hermitage all the way to Tallahassee in order to share his spiritual teachings before an audience at the Claude Pepper Center at Florida State University. Swami Yogeshwarananda presented the first of his three-part lecture series at FSU on Tuesday, March 1, where he spoke on “The Essence of Indian Mystical Knowledge.” On Wednesday, March 2, he spoke on “The Wisdom

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FSU’s guest speaker Swami Yogeshwarananda in his first of three lectures. of the Upanishads.” On Thursday March 3, he will finish his series with “The Message of the Bhagavad Gita: Wisdom in Action.” Doors

open at 7 p.m., with the lecture and a question and answer session conducted between 7:30 to SEE SWAMI 2

The newly proposed and highly controversial Florida Senate bill, SB 234, which would allow individuals to carry guns on college campuses, was postponed on Tuesday, Feb. 22, after the father of Florida State University student Ashley Cowie, who was accidentally shot to death in January, delivered an emotional plea at a committee hearing. Robert Cowie testified against SB 234, a bill that would change a current law that bans guns on all school campuses and allow licensed gun owners to “open-carry” their weapons, essentially allowing those with concealed weapons permits the right to carry handguns in full view, right onto college and university campuses. Cowie expressed his disapproval of the bill and asked that anyone else who opposes it contact their legislators to express their concerns. “Allowing guns in an atmosphere of college parties puts everyone involved at increased and undo risk,” Cowie said. “I challenge anyone present today in this room who is a parent, or for that matter, any voter in this state that is a parent, to come forward to meet me eyeto-eye and comfort me with the thought that our campuses will be better and safer places if the possession of firearms is permitted by anyone other than a law enforcement officer.”

Florida State Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker filed SB 234 earlier this year, citing that he believed allowing guns on campus would help improve public safety. “I have no reservations about pushing the bill; we are one of four states that doesn’t have open carry,” Sen. Evers said in an earlier interview with the Tallahassee Democrat. “It’s the right thing to do.” Reportedly, Sen. Evers and other bill supporters believe that allowing guns on campuses may in fact prove beneficial in cases like the Virginia Tech killing spree, by giving armed students a chance to potentially interrupt and stop attacks. “The only way to stop a perpetrator is with equal force,” Sen. Evers said. Evers, who is indisputably backed by the National Rifle Association, may also have an ally in Florida Gov. Rick Scott. According to WCTV News, Scott supported the measure publicly. “I believe in the right to bear arms,” Scott said. “I believe it’s a fundamental right and I will defend the right to bear arms.” According to those who were in attendance at Tuesday’s hearing, including several of Ashley Cowies’s classmates, the issue is not whether or not one has the right to bear arms, but where individuals should be allowed to bear arms. “This is not a Second Amendment right to bear arms issue,” Cowie said. “This is an issue of public safety on campuses in SEE GUN 2

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Staff Writer The Florida State University Film School held its fourth annual “A Night at the Oscars” party/fundraiser this past Sunday,

Feb. 27, at Paradigm Restaurant and Lounge. Attendees gathered to watch the Academy Awards and mingle amongst film industry connoisseurs, including the film school’s special guest, Jeff Dowd,

the original “Dude.” Depicted by Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges in the Coen brothers’ classic film The Big Lebowski, this bathrobe-wearing, unshaven, bowling, renegade hero is based off Dowd, the real-

life film producer, promoter and co-founder of the Sundance Institute. “This event is our chance to sit back, relax, watch the Oscars, root for friends and graduates and also raise money for

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Kerlikowske will discuss strategy at Law School Rotunda TURNER COWLES Staff Writer Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), will speak at the College of Law Rotunda, Thursday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m. Mark Schlakman, senior program director for the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, said the lecture would focus on the Obama administration’s approach to reducing drug abuse and its consequences.

ida is blamed for seven deaths per day. Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti said tools are needed to combat the issue, like the

prescription drug-monitoring program. “We cannot arrest our way out of this problem,” Lamberti said in a press conference. “We need tools like the prescription drug monitoring program—like that database.” Kerlikowske was nominated by President Obama and approved in a vote by the Senate for the post of director. As director, he is in charge of coordinating all aspects of federal drug control programs. He is also in charge of the implementation of the President’s

National Drug Control Strategy. “I extended an invitation, which he accepted right away in principle; actually scheduling the date was something that occurred much more recently,” Schlakman said. Kerlikowske received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida in criminal justice, and now has over 37 years of law enforcement to his credit. Most recently, he was the chief of police in Seattle, where he helped bring crime to its lowest level in 40 years.

room can do to reverse the tragedy and bring our daughter back,” Cowie said. “You can, however, exercise the will of the people in your district who have put you in this room as a representative of the people of Florida and defeat this bill.” Twenty-year-old Ashley Cowie of Orange Park was killed at the FSU Lambda Chi fraternity house when another student, Evan Wilhelm, accidentally fired his AK-74 assault rifle, fatally wounding Cowie in the chest. Police believe Wilhelm was under the influence of alcohol when the shooting occurred. According to Cowie, Wilhelm’s blood alcohol level (BAL), which was taken with his permission, was .035. By using a standard police formula incorporating Wilhelm’s weight and time elapsed, it can

be estimated that his BAL was probably .10 during the time of the shooting. Florida drunk driving laws prohibit driving any type of vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or above. This limit is lower for drivers under the age of 21 at .02 percent. In a police statement, Wilhelm stated that a complete toxicology report would most likely show the presence of marijuana. Official reports have not yet been released. Wilhelm is facing second-degree manslaughter charges, which have a maximum penalty of 15 years. Other charges are currently pending. Despite all the surrounding controversy, SB 234 would still, however, uphold some current gun regulations. Under the proposed legislation, individuals would be prohibited from carrying a weapon

within a police station, courthouse, elementary, middle and high schools. It would however, allow judges to carry weapons within their own courtrooms. Those regulations are still not enough for Cowie, who spoke about sending his daughter off to college and the reality he faces today. “As parents, we send our children to college campuses hoping that they are safe-enough places and that the university officials are doing all they can to monitor the safety of our young people,” Cowie said. “When we packed Ashley’s belongings into boxes to take her things to Tallahassee, we never expected to be bringing her home in a different-sized box.” To listen to the speech in its entirety, visit our Facebook page at facebook. com/fsview.

Jeff Dowd is pictured with the actor who helped make him famous, Jeff Bridges. Dowd attended FSU’s ‘A Night at the Oscars’ to help raise money for the Film School. work with our students program designed to enwill be extremely valu- hance the education of film students by providing able.” Dowd was invited by instruction in current and his longtime colleague emerging business pracPaul Cohen, who is the tices of the motion picture director of the Torchlight industry. “I’m a huge believer in Program at FSU, a nondegree granting academic film schools because cre-

ating movies is a craft, particularly the writing part of it,” said Dowd. “Torchlight is one of the most exciting programs in the country and world. I didn’t stop by to come to any old film school. I, too, came to see how this model program is run.” In the past, “A Night at the Oscars” has raised between $5,000 and $6,000 on average and has brought writers, directors, cinematographers, editors and sound designers to FSU. The college’s most recent guest was Geoffrey Gilmore, the executive director of Tribeca Film, who showed a sneak peek of the Sundance movie Win Win. At “A Night at the Oscars,” the Academy Awards program was projected onto an overhead screen hanging above the lounge. There was also a silent auction of Hol-

lywood memorabilia, an academy trivia quiz with prizes, and a red carpet photo area. The Film School Producers Guild, a community support organization, organized the event. “I’ve always been ‘The Dude,’ even before the movie,” said Dowd. “To have that iconic thing, it’s nice, though, and it gives me a stage to be an activist.” On his last radio show interview, in response to Gov. Rick Scott turning down federal money to build a high-speed rail between Tampa and Orlando, Dowd stressed America’s need for more mass transit especially in this time of energy crisis and economic production crisis. Dowd said highspeed rails would create jobs and help the environment.

“When you are young, you’re open to inquiry, because students are always searching, and searching for knowledge, searching for understanding,” the shami said. “That’s why you are a student. You are a student of life, a student of knowledge.” Hytnen said that the swami’s talks are accessible to listeners. “He speaks directly to the heart of his listeners,” Hytnen said. “He looks to the people that have attended. He has his topic prepared and he’s so familiar with his field that when he sees these people who’ve arrived and who are listening, he speaks to their heart and brings to them the essence of the teachings without doing it in an academic way.” Pitter said that the talk is beneficial, not only to interested community members, but college students, as well. “I think it will be helpful and interesting [for] students to hear about the knowledge that’s been gained throughout the ages by people who have

lived the life of mediation and being a monk,” Pitter said. Hyten said that the talk can benefit students by opening their minds to new ways of thinking. “It opens out the horizons of the world that they’re entering,” Hytnen said. “Generally speaking, the undergraduates are younger students [are] encountering a new world, and this broadens that horizon. It also gives them a chance, us all a chance, to introspect, to look inside of ourselves, to determine what’s important in our own lives, to find out what path is really significant for this life.” The talks are free and open to the public, and Hynten said donations are welcome. “He is a swami monk, so he doesn’t work for money and his resources for living come through donations from students who express their appreciation in that way,” Hytnen said. Mary Garden heard about the event after reading about it in a newspa-

per and, interested in the spiritual teachings the lecture advertised, decided to attend the first lecture on Tuesday night. “I think it was well worth my time, and I’m coming back,” Garden said. “I’m going to try to come to all the lectures.” When he is not living as a hermit monk in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, Swami Yogeshwarananda travels around the world, teaching in countries such as Australia, Germany, Switzerland the U.K. and the U.S. He will be in Tallahassee for the next two months, during which time he will give similar talks in the area. His next talk will be given on Sunday, March 20, at the Friends Meeting House, from 5-6:30 p.m., at which time he will speak on the “Mystic Mission of Christ.” To find out more information on Swami Yogeshwarananda and his upcoming talks in Tallahassee, visit www.swamiyogeshwaranandagiri.blogspot.com.

“Director Kerlikowske’s talk is especially timely as officials in Florida and across the country grapple with ways to reduce a growing problem of prescription drug abuse that impacts a staggering number of families, and respond to the consequences of other illicit drug abuse,” Schlakman said. “This visit was not scheduled in response to any of the issues that have been churning as of late. Having said that, the timing is certainly compelling.” According to NBC News, drug abuse in Flor-

called the bill “frightening,” said he is willing to travel across the country to plead his case elsewhere. According to reports, Cowie was shaking while he testified and apologized to the audience for having to refer to his notes because he would otherwise be overcome by emotion. “I asked to come before you this morning to honor the memory of our daughter,” Cowie said. “I will read this statement that I have prepared because of my lack of confidence in my being able to hold back my emotions.” He went on to say that although nothing could change the past, there was plenty the senators could do to ensure a safer present and future. “There is nothing that you or anyone else in this

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GUN from 1 our state.” Allowing such a bill, he added, would only make it easier for other tragedies to occur. “This proposed change in the law will place an undo burden on the universities to keep our campuses safe,” Cowie said. “Ashley was shot to death during a time when the law prohibited weapons on campus and still this tragedy has occurred.” Students at FSU, who knew Ashley or have heard her story, have vowed to fight against the bill and prevent it from becoming law. At the hearing, Cowie went on to tell the senators that he believes gun-bearing to ensure safety should be left to police officers, especially since collegeaged students are constantly exposed to drugs and alcohol. Cowie, who

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year. It allows us to support visiting filmmakers who come to the FSU Film School to speak and participate with students.” Other than his appearance at the Sunday event, Dowd remained in Tallahassee to work with film students until Tuesday. Dowd has consulted on the marketing of, or been a producer’s representative of films including Blood Simple, The Black Stallion, Chariots of Fire, The Grey Fox, Gandhi, War Games, Hoosiers, Hearts and Minds, Desperately Seeking Susan and Kissing Jessica Stein. “Jeff is the best at helping people shape their work before it’s released,” Patterson said. “Of course, the Coen brothers’ Blood Simple is the most famous, but he’s launched many careers and his

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SWAMI from 1 9 p.m. “What he does in his one-hour talk is he translates the essence of the ancient teachings in these sacred texts into a way that we can understand and apply them in our daily lives,” said Phyllis Hytnen, a student of the swami’s teachings who helped organize the talk. Gita Pitter, whose family is the host for the swami during his stay in Tallahassee, helped organize the talks with Hytnen. Pitter’s mother was responsible for first bringing the swami to speak in Tallahassee for the first time over 30 years ago. Pitter’s parents, who knew the swami when they lived in Sri Lanka, contacted him when they moved to the U.S. Since then, the swami has visited Tallahassee irregularly for the past 30 years and spoken at FSU frequently. For his last visit three years ago, Dr. Gita Pitter contacted Professor Kathleen Erndl in the FSU Department of Religion, who assisted in arranging the venue

for his talk at FSU in the Claude Pepper Center. “He brings the teachings of the religion he has studied and also his personal experience living a meditative life as a hermit monk,” Pitter said. “My hope is that it’s useful to people in Tallahassee and, based on our previous experience, many people have expressed that they found his teachings very useful.” Swami Yogeshwarananda said he teaches people the way to purposeful life. “Well, I am trying to show people, shall we say, the way to God, what the divine is, and how they arrive at that,” said the swami. He said he is trying to show people the practical way to living a spiritual life and that the living of life is an exercise to get to God and be made aware of the divine. The event is open to any community members, though the swami said that students bring an interesting perspective to the ideas he discusses.


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Spring Break: a time for rebuilding lives BRAZOS BARBER Contributing Writer For many college-aged students, Spring Break brings about relaxation, free time, the beach, friends and the ability to enjoy adult beverages. For others, however, it is a time to give back to the community—specifically for those students who will call Tallahassee home during the Big Bend Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge. Between March 6 and March 18, over 50 students from Murray State University, Indiana State University and Grand Valley State University will be using their Spring Break vacation time to help build a home in the Mabry Oaks neighborhood for a family in need. Juanita Ross, the volunteer coordinator for Big Bend Habitat for Humanity, said the extra help is admirable. “There is a long list of other things these students could be doing with their Spring Break,” Ross said. “It is nice to know that these volunteers will be making a difference by coming to our community and helping families obtain safe, affordable homes.” This will not be the first time students from around the nation gather in support of a Habitat project. 2011 marks the 22nd anniversary of the Collegiate Challenge program. This year alone, more than 12,000 students will be contributing to the cause in over 200 locations across the United States. Since its incep-

Some kids take their Spring Break and go act crazy. But these kids are a cut above the rest. They come to a city they don’t know, volunteer their time, and do a great job counteracting the stereotypes associated with that age group. Bill Stone Construction supervisor for the project

tion, more than 175,000 students have participated in raising more than $15.5 million dollars to eliminate poverty housing. Bill Stone, the construction supervisor for the project, agreed with Ross. “Some kids take their Spring Break and go act crazy,” Stone said. “But these kids are a cut above the rest. They come to a city they don’t know, volunteer their time, and do a great job counteracting the stereotypes associated with that age group.” The students will have their own welcoming committee when they arrive in Tallahassee. The committee is made up of the Florida State University chapter of Habitat for Humanity, who will show them around town, take them out to eat and show them the different things Tallahassee has to offer. The FSU Habitat chapter will not be here the entire time, however,

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since they will be headed to Albany, Ga., to build homes with the Flint River Habitat affiliate. Habitat for Humanity is not just active during Spring Break. The group gets together in neighborhoods around Tallahassee to clean up problem areas and put up homes year round. Since its birth in 1982, the Big Bend Habitat for Humanity has built over 164 houses in Leon and Gadsden counties, and FSU students have played an integral part in that. Their goal is to build, fundraise, advocate and educate. Through those four pillars, Habitat for Humanity aims to engage youth in making a difference in their community. According to Stone, participants are a special class of people. “They are the type of people that make me feel better about me,” Stone said. “If you don’t like these kids, you don’t like people.”

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Community ‘Stomps Out’ diabetes Students assist at event to raise awareness about healthy lifestyles KARLANNA LEWIS Staff Writer For the second annual “Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes� event, 1,500 community members took part in an active fitness fair to learn about healthy lifestyles. The event, sponsored in chief by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, but also by 15 other corporations, is an initiative of the Foundation for Leon County Schools. After gathering student BMI data, the school district realized that type 2 diabetes was riskier than they thought. “According to the BMI data of the past two years, we know that one-third of our students are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes because they are obese,�

said Executive Director for the Foundation for Leon County Schools Sheila Costigan. Because diabetes is a disease associated with habits like poor nutrition and a lack of exercise, the foundation is in favor of prevention before treatment. Events like this are necessary because schools lack funding for health education. “We’re thrilled that we’re able to raise dollars from this event to fund school wellness programs [that] are not funded by tax dollars,� said Costigan. The sponsors, 5K registration and bicycle races associated with the events all go toward raising money for the cause. To reap the benefits of the event, schools have to apply for

funds. “For most of the wellness programs, schools have to apply for a grant,� said Costigan. “We gave away $10,000 on Saturday to 12 schools to implement wellness programs. Most of these have to do with student and employee nutrition programs.� The type of wellness programs schools choose to implement varies. Some schools are even focusing on skirt issues, like financial fitness or mental health, as foundations to physical well-being. “[The school] might be labeling all of the cafeteria and vending machine items on their campus,� Costigan said. “They might be printing posters and brochures. They might be bringing in dieticians to hold lunch

and learns for employees. They might be doing afterschool cooking classes for kids and parents to come in at night and learn how to serve their family economically and feel good at the same time. They might be creating an on-site fitness class for employees, like a zumba, that employees can come in and take.� The success of the event depends on community enthusiasm. Volunteers included Tallahassee Community College, Florida State University and Florida A&M University student athletes as well as the mountain bike club. Joseph Barnett, a local dentist, said he does not take diabetes lightly. “Stopping diabetes is a national emergency,� said Barnett. “Unless we ‘Stomp

out Type 2 Diabetes,’ our health care system, no matter how it is reformed, will bankrupt America.â€? Besides physical opportunities, the event offered free fruits and vegetables, 1,000 complimentary lunches by Tropical Smoothie CafĂŠ and entertainment on the city showmobile. Ken Foster, a director for the Capital City Cyclists, saw the event as both a benefit for diabetes and a way to expose more people to mountain biking. “Anything that brings a message of better health and how to maintain good health is helping,â€? Foster said. “We put on a race, which acted more as a fundraiser for stomping out type 2 diabetes, while raising awareness of the

issue. We also brought out an information kiosk on the mountain bike club to educate people on the riding opportunities and the trails in Tallahassee. Bicycle Tallahassee was also there with 50 kids bikes to help kids master some of the basic skills of riding and give them a little playtime on our obstacle course.� Costigan hopes the event helps people incorporate more healthful practices into their family lifestyles. In the future, she would like to see it expand to a statewide project. “It’s a big family fair, a fitness fair and a chance for people to come together and understand you can control this disease by just being healthy,� Costigan said.

Everglades conference voices voters’ opinions Everglades Foundation leads discussion on wildlife preservation COURTNEY ROLLE Staff Writer Tallahassee hosted an in-depth press conference dealing with the Florida Everglades this past Monday, Feb 28. The Everglades Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded to help maintain the Florida Everglades, led the press conference, revealing voters’ opinions on Everglades restoration, growth management and a budget proposal. The press conference took place at the Florida

Press Center at 1:30 p.m., where an array of topics was discussed. Senior Director of Communications for the Everglades Foundation Richard Gibbs said that the purpose of the foundation is dedicated to the restoration of America’s Everglades. “The Everglades is the water source for one in three Floridians,� Gibbs said. “It draws in visitors and tourists from all over the world. Our mission is to protect and save the Everglades for future generations.�

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WORLD Pirated Danish yacht, family anchor near Somalia NAIROBI, Kenya (AP)—A Danish family kidnapped by pirates has reached the shore of Somalia, officials and a pirate said Wednesday, likely meaning a long hostage ordeal for the couple and their three teenage children who were abducted while yachting around the world. A Somali pirate had warned that if any attempt was made to rescue them, they would meet the same fate as the four American yachters slain by their pirate captors last week. Any chance of a quick rescue seemed to disappear Wednesday. The sailboat being piloted by Jan Quist Johansen, his wife and their three children, ages 12

NATION Calif. AG latest to seek resumption of gay unions SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—The state’s top attorney has dealt another setback for seekers of gay marriage bans with her request to allow the unions to resume immediately in California, the latest in a string of aboutfaces siding with samesex couples. State Attorney General Kamala Harris’ request Tuesday to an appeals court considering the constitutionality of California’s gay marriage ban comes a week after the Obama administration said it would no longer defend a federal law that prohibits the U.S. from

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Left: Kirk Fordham, CEO of the Everglades Foundation, speaks about Everglades’ restoration funding and regulatory issues at The Florida Press Center on Monday, Feb. 28. Right: David Sackett, founding partner of The Tarrance Group, discusses voter opinions on the Everglades’ regulatory and budget issues at the event. Through the gathering of statewide data and examining the results, the

Florida Everglades Foundation found that approximately 65 percent of sur-

veyed participants noted that restoring the Everglades is an extremely important issue to them. Additionally, 84 percent of voters expressed that ensuring a fresh drinking water supply to the millions of Floridians the Everglades caters to is very important. Sixty-nine percent said that protecting the endangered wildlife of the Everglades, such as the Florida Panther and the Southern Bald Eagle, are also important. Currently, there is a budget plan proposing that the Everglades restoration budget should be cut down from its current $50 million to $17 million. Most Florida voters had a negative reaction to the budget cut proposals. The study concluded that, even despite

the economic problems and most people’s desire to cut back government spending wherever possible, Floridians still see the importance of restoring the Everglades as it pertains to their own lives and for the future economic state of Florida. “One of the primary benefits of Everglades restoration is the increased availability of water for both our growing population and the environmental assets that support so many of our key job-creating industries,� said CEO of the Everglades Foundation Kirk Fordham. “Voters know that you cannot afford to shortchange Everglades restoration. To do so jeopardizes the very water supply that supports their households.�

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LOCAL Gadsden County demotions, firings draw protesters The Gadsden County Commission chamber overflowed on Tuesday as people gathered to draw attention to several lawsuits that claim white county officials worked to remove or demote black county employees. The crowd, including officers from the Gadsden and Tallahassee branches of the NAACP, asked that County Administrator Johnny Williams and Commissioner Douglas Croley at least temporarily vacate their positions. The NAACP branches asked that Williams be suspended and that Croley take a leave of absence until the suits are settled. No decisions were made. —Compiled by Bailey Shertzinger. Local news via the Tallahassee Democrat

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ERIC JAFFE Staff writer Originally signed by Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell to his label Skunk Records, San Diego rockers Slightly

Stoopid have released eight albums to date and, on Thursday, March 3, the band will bring their California sound to Floyd’s Music Store. Before heading into town, drummer Ryan Moran chatted with the FSView & Florida Flambeau about musical influences, how the band has grown and what fans can expect in the future. FSView

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Flambeau: First off, before I get to ask about the band and whatnot, how’s everything going for you, specifically? Ryan Moran: I’ve been doing good, just trying to adjust to this cold. We’re up in the Northeast for a few days, so it’s pretty chilly up here, down in the 20s. So yeah, it’s a little adjustment, but everything is good.

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FFF: It must be exciting to head south over the next week or so. RM: Yeah. We can’t wait. We’re ready to get down there. FFF: Good stuff. So we’re just nearing the end of this winter season, but Slightly Stoopid is just beginning its winter tour across the country. Now, you guys released your first album almost

15 years ago. As far as performing goes, how do you think the band has grown over its career? RM: Well, we’ve been doing it, as you said, for about 15 years. So, as humans, we’ve matured and we’ve evolved a good amount. When we started, the guys were still playing a lot of punk live. When you’re younger you SEE STOOPID 6

EXTRA LIFE! ‘Orbital Arena,’ or: how not to make a video game

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Staff Writer I think video games are just fantastic. Personally, it’s my favorite artistic medium and form of entertainment. I’m a huge fan of the culture surrounding it, despite how niche or awfully cheesy it may get; the chiptune music scene, Internet memes, apparel, even the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie with John Leguizamo as Luigi— I’m a geek, and I love it. And then a game like Orbital Arena comes along, and all of that almost changes. A game that, maybe for an instant, makes me regret having my job, lose a certain level of respect for games, and think, “Heck, maybe games really are the root of all violence.” Indie developer BrowniSoft’s sloppy Orbital Arena serves as a fine example of everything video games shouldn’t be. Orbital Arena pits you against three friends (or people you rather dislike, depending on your intent) in a 2D local-multiplayeronly space shooter. Each player controls a tiny rocket ship, which looks as though it were imagined by a small child, in a square space with a generic outer space background that must have taken entire minutes to create. The controls consist of using the left analog stick to move and the right analog stick to shoot, much like the infinitely superior game Geometry SEE EXTRA LIFE 6

The largest Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans is at Florida’s own Universal Studios, with celebrations lasting from February through late April. As you enter U n i versal, the

streets are filled with live performers, performers some of whom are from New Orleans, to help give the event an authenauthen tic feel. Men and women walkwalk ing on stilts are not an uncommon sight at MarMar di Gras in Orlando. One major aspect of the festivities is the parade. parade The parade is designed by both Universal StuStu dios staff and and memmem bers of the New Orleans community who UniverUniver sal flies in to help create the huge works of art. This year’s event feafea tures many new additions to the floats, including new themes and effects such as live flames and bubbles: all of which are somehow tied to the parpar ticular float’s theme. Each float, created by an artist from New Orleans, took about a month to complete. “We had almost 600 people audition for the parade,” show director SEE MARDI GRAS 6

‘Latinos in Performance’ aims to spread culture New on-campus acting collective promotes Latinos in the theatre

JESSICA MILITARE Staff Writer Somewhere on campus, most definitely on a stage, a group of pro-

gressive, like-minded individuals are working toward a cause. Founded by students Luis AlvarezSchacht and Amanda Diaz in hopes of celebrating Latino culture through the art of theatre, Latinos in Performance has officially commenced. AlvarezSchacht originally approached Diaz with the idea for the

group. “Luis told me he wanted to make a theatre group about Latinos for Latinos, and I said, ‘Sign me up,’ ” said Diaz. “Our goal is to utilize works by Latino playwrights and poets to spread awareness and appreciation of our culture.” Diaz is of Cuban descent and AlvarezSchacht is from Colombia and,

together, they use the love of their cultures as a driving force for the group. Although the group’s creative focus is Latino art and culture, they welcome people of all backgrounds to join. The first of its kind at FSU, this new collective is most comparable to The Black Actor’s Guild, another ethnic theatre group on campus. Setting

out to rectify the misrepresentations of Latinos in theatre, the two keep fellow actors and the audience in mind. “A definite problem in theatre concerning Latinos are that many of the plays of our time don’t acknowledge our existence, and if they do, most use stereotypes,” SEE THEATRE 7


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‘Your Highness’ to grace Tallahassee Studio offers world premiere of new film, meet-and-greet with stars ERIC JAFFE Staff writer For fans of the stoner comedy genre, few films have built up the kind of momentum this past year as Your Highness. Starring Danny McBride, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco, Justin Theroux and Natalie Portman, the film follows Thadeous and Fabious, two princes on a quest to rescue the latter’s bride-to-be from the hands of an evil wizard. With dragons, knights, hard booze and a little bit of wizard’s weed, the movie has all the markings of a potential comedy classic. Most of the world will have to wait until April 8 to see the film, but students in Tallahassee are slightly more fortunate. On Thursday, March 24, FSU students have the distinct privilege of not only

seeing Your Highness but also meeting director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) and actor Danny McBride. The day’s events will begin at 4 p.m. with a meetand-greet with Green and McBribe on the Union Green. Then, at 7 p.m., students will be treated to a sneak preview of the film and a post-viewing Q&A with Green and McBride. Tickets are limited, of course, and, with an event this big, only the patient, diehard fans will likely make it in. Meanwhile, in conjunction with Eventful, an online digital service dedicated to connecting consumers with the bands and entertainment they love, Universal is offering free screenings of Your Highness to the six colleges that want them

most. However, considering students are already guaranteed a free screening with appearances from two of the film’s key players, voting is not particularly necessary. That being said, the top ranking school in the contest is guaranteed a visit from not only Green and McBride, but also a fullfledged red carpet event with an appearance from James Franco. Rumors circulated last semester that Franco would be enrolling at FSU for his Ph.D. in creative writing. Unfortunately for students at the university, the actor took his talents to Yale and NYU, instead. This contest is the school’s chance to obtain what they once lost, albeit temporarily. In the end, the contest is a win-win situation for the Semi-

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Voting ends on March 21, so, if students choose to vote, it’s important that they submit their information as soon as possible. To bring Your Highness in all of its excellence to

Tallahassee’s community with possible appearances from Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel and Justin Theroux, visit www. eventful.com/yourhighness.

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under The Expendables’ management, so they’re in the family. I don’t know how much touring they’ve done. Just keep your eyes peeled because they are killing it—really fun live, crazy energy, and awesome punk rock band.

with another home-state hero, Snoop Dogg. What’s the vibe like hanging out with someone as big as Snoop who started out in the same place you did? RM: He’s a pretty crazy dude. We became good friends with his band but, as far as Snoop himself, he’s just larger than life. He’s like a cartoon character. When you’re around him, you feel like you’re with someone who’s making a difference.

STOOPID from 5 have a little more of the angst, you’re just going nuts every night, raging, and partying. Now we’re getting a little bit older. We still have that highenergy show, but we’re trying to stay a little more balanced. FFF: I’ve noticed a more prominent hip-hop influence on your more recent material. Is there a reason behind that? RM: We play music that we are influenced by, and we’ve always been big into hip-hop. We try to incorporate all of that stuff that we grew up listening to—Snoop, Dre, 2pac, DJ Quik, Outkast—so there’s naturally going to be some of that influence in our shows. We’ve worked with some really great hip-hop artists. We had [Gang Starr rapper] Guru on our Chrochitis record. So hip-hop has definitely been at the forefront of our influences, for sure.

FFF: Speaking of the Guru collaboration, how did that end up happening? RM: Well, like I said, we all grew up listening to a bunch of different stuff and hip-hop has always been a big influence. We had this track that we started recording. We were working with Mario C in the studio. He used to be with the Beastie Boys; he did Check Your Head and a couple of other records, and now he produces a lot of our stuff. So we were making this song and we decided we wanted a guest on it. Guru was down and his vibe just matched the song. He recorded his verse and we just put it out. FFF: You guys have always been a bit of a cluster of musical genres. If someone who had never heard the band before came up to you right now

and asked what kind of music you make, what would tell them? RM: It kind of depends on the night. Some nights we play more punk rock, other night we play more of the reggae stuff, and some nights we play more of the down-tempo hiphop vibe. We wing it a lot onstage. In terms of song selection, we have a setlist but we use it as more of a guideline than something with a rigid structure. If the crowd is going ballistic, we might play more punk that night. If [the crowd] is in more of a grooving mood, and we’re in that same mentality, then we might try some more of the reggae stuff. So every night is a little bit different. With us, we’re not trying to be some pop act where we have to play the songs that the people want us to play every night; we make our own decisions and base our set on the vibe

FFF: I spoke to The Expendables’ drummer Adam Patterson a few weeks back. When I asked him what band his group had toured with that had the greatest influence on him, he answered Slightly Stoopid without a doubt in his mind. How does it feel to be part of a group that has had so much influence your genre? RM: It feels great. To us, we always care what our peers think. There are acts that we grew up listening to and respect so it feels great to have the next generation saying they grew up listening to us. It’s a huge honor.

FFF: It seems like a lot of this kind of music is coming out of California. What kind of impact would you say that living there had on the band’s sound, especially when you were first getting started? RM: It’s just the kind of lifestyle we lived. We grew up skateboarding, surfing and smoking. In my opinion, the bands that are doing it best all came from that same type of lifestyle. California is the forefront of that coastal vibe and it all goes hand-in-hand with the music.

FFF: Are there any newer acts that the band has been impressed with? RM: There’s a great act out of LA. that I love. They’re called Pour Habit. They’re just killing. They were actually just signed

FFF: A few years back, you guys went on tour

FFF: What’s going on in the Stoopid camp lately? What should the fans expect from the band after your winter tour? RM: We’re working on a new album that should be out later this year and then we’re just going to keep touring. We’ve always been a touring band, a grassroots sort of thing, so we’re just going to stay on the road a good amount this year and just have a good time.

game mode is absolutely offensive to play, but I’ll just wrap this up by mentioning the worst that this game offers. “Numb3rs” is a successful mixture of one of the worst games ever created with all of the tedium and frustration of math homework. The object of the game is to be the first player to reach exactly 100 points. Players start with zero points and, using a swarm of barely legible arithmetic equations such as “/ - 7” and “+ - 4” flying around, must race to achieve their stupid goal. The main flaw of this mode soon becomes apparent, as you must eventually wait around for the exact equation you need (say, a “+ 4” when you have 96) to luckily pop up in order to end the wretched experience. Not only does that

take a horribly long time, but chances are that another unwanted equation will collide with your ship, ruining all the work you had already done. The game offers eight weapons, which you would imagine make killing easier, but each manages to be just as pointless and frustrating to use as the last. Players start with the default machine gun, and can obtain weapons like a laser, which is functionally the same as the machine gun, but instead shoots purple lines, and a mine launcher, which shoots useless mines that your opponent couldn’t run into on purpose. There are also power-ups, like a temporary speed boost that is barely noticeable, and an extra life that, considering the way each of the modes are scored, is literally use-

less in any context. Careless independent games like this are especially offensive since they give a bad name and credibility to phenomenal indie games like Minecraft or Braid. The game is filled with glitches; shots will go through opponents without hurting them; your ship will hit power-ups and weapons without picking them up and you’ll even spontaneously combust here and there. It baffles me as to why somebody would quickly slap together garbage like this and decide to release it in the first place, rather than taking the time to create something with some level of quality. Orbital Arena seems to exist for no other reason than to steal money from gamers and offer them a loss of hope in return.

EXTRA LIFE from 5 Wars, but without the responsiveness. As if floating around the screen wasn’t difficult enough, shooting your tiny, erratic target with any weapon proves to be an

exercise in futility. Helping the sense of euphoria that this will no doubt bring is the monotonous song that plays on a constant, nonstop loop from the moment

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you load up the game. The game threatens the player with eight different game modes, willing they’ve got the patience to try more than half of one. Each mode is either a pointless variation of the basic “Death Match” (first to 10 kills, a long time considering it’s difficult to even hit someone in the first place), unnecessarily time consuming, broken, or a combination of all three. There are modes like “The Diseased,” which chooses a random person to be infected, and has the healthy players attempt to survive for 30 seconds to win, which then boils down to either everybody except for the infected person winning (most likely), or the infected managing to kill someone, which is considered a tie. I could continue for a while on how each

MARDI GRAS from 5 Lora Wallace said. “It was an amazing turnout. Of the 600, we hire 100, and about 78 of that 100 are stilt walkers.” Floats are not the only thing guests have to explore during their time at Mardi Gras in Orlando. Guests can enjoy a walk through the French Quarter, where they can listen to jazz played by musicians from New Orleans. Throughout the twomonthlong celebration, there are many wellknown bands booked to headline the weekend’s events, including The B52s, Pitbull, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Beach Boys, to name a few. For more information about dates, bands or attractions at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras visit, www.universalorlando. com.

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Crowds gather to catch beads and watch the decorated floats during the parade at Mardi Gras 2011 at Universal Studios in Orlando.

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Left: Latin-influenced popstar Pitbull performed at the Universal Studios Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando. Right: a performers pose on stilts, just two of Mardi Gras’ many roaming entertainers.


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Students vote for chance to see famed rapper ROBERT CLEMENT Last Spring, Florida State University was the winner of the T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ Challenge, which resulted in a free concert highlighted by Weezer. As this semester winds down, students have yet another opportunity to attend a free concert, this time featuring legendary rapper Snoop Dogg. As a dual promotion, the makers of the newly released video game Bulletstorm are holding a competition between colleges and universities nationwide for the chance to see Snoop Dogg as he prepares for the release of his new album Doggumentary. Word of the contest has been spread along to some

versity of North Carolina and North Carolina State University ranking first and second, respectively. The same page also gives students four opportunities to earn votes in different ways. Single votes can be made once per day, while watching a video trailer for Bulletstorm can earn two votes daily. Additionally, votes can be earned by students “liking� the game on Facebook or buying the game itself through the page. Some students who know of the contest have already made plans to do their part. “The process sounds pretty simple, and I love Snoop,� said senior Aaron Rappaport. “I will probably check [it] out next time I am on Facebook.�

student activities. “So we view this as a great opportunity for the FSU students.� Lowder recalled that FSU students had extra motivation to win last year’s similar event. “It did not hurt that University of Florida was second in the voting,� he said. “The rivalry between schools probably increased the voting turnout.� Much like last year, FSU has motivation to beat out some of the other contending schools. On the Bulletstorm Concert Promotion Facebook page, where FSU is currently ranked 13th in votes, three of the top five schools are rivals from the Atlantic Coast Conference, with Uni-

FSU students through Facebook. “I heard about it through some link I was sent by my friends who promote for bars,� said sophomore Josh Polakoff. Brandon Kovacs and his promotion company, Candid Nights, have created a page to inform students that their help is needed to bring another concert to Tallahassee. “I am just doing what I can to help out, to get the concert here,� Kovacs said. Like they have done in the past, the FSU Student Activities Center is prepared to do their part should the school win. “[The Weezer concert] was a great, free event for our students,� said Joe Lowder, director of

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THEATRE from 5 “I hope this organization helps people understand our beautiful culture, empowering and offering opportunities to the Latino artist,� said member Leticia Mora. Upcoming events for Latinos in Performance include an acting and improv workshop, and a performance of the play Latins Anonymous, both taking place in April. Smaller projects are subject to happen before then, which are in the planning process. “Both Luis and I feel that theatre is an inherently powerful way to spread thoughts and ideas,� said Diaz. “We want to actively change the way Latinos are perceived in mainstream culture. We want people to know that we are loud and proud, and we’re not going anywhere.�

with its cultural representation, it fuses many forms of art for a broad message. “We want to marry all artistic mediums, such as art, dance, theatre and even spoken word, in hopes of representing our community in a positive and inspirational light,� said AlvarezSchacht. Intending to provide the student population with an exciting and culturally intellectual experience, the group wants to make their audience laugh, cry and learn something in the process. Bringing attention to the Latino identity, and allowing Latinos and non-Latinos at FSU to explore their artistic freedom, the group links the theatre population with customs and traditions.

is important in defining who the respective people of that culture are, and Latinos in Performance recognizes this. “With the political and social problems facing Latinos, I felt this was the right time to bring this organization to our campus,� said AlvarezSchacht. Equipped with an organized system, the group decided that this semester, instead of casting each show and event separately, they would choose a small cluster of actors to perform. With a close-knit batch of performers and technicians, a clear and steadfast direction to familiarize themselves in the theater community is in session. Latinos in Performance differs from other organizations because, along

said Diaz. “The second problem is that much of the existent material is in Spanish, which doesn’t really hit home with English-speaking audiences.� With these issues in mind, Latinos in Performance aims to break these barriers, uniting all kinds of people. By revealing to their audiences the inner thoughts and emotions of the Latino people and the problems they face, Dias and AlvarezSchacht aim to promote the idea that, at their core, everyone is the same. “We hope that people who see our performances leave with a better understanding that humans are human, regardless of where they are born,� said Diaz. Understanding the struggles of a culture

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Baseball shocks top-ranked Gators Monster third inning lifts No. 5 Florida State to 5-3 win over Florida SCOTT CRUMBLY Staff Writer Coming into Tuesday night’s showdown with bitter rival Florida, Florida State had faced little resistance from inferior opponents in their first seven wins of the season. That was bound to change when the Seminoles (8-0) faced the topranked Gators (7-1) at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa as part of the Florida Four Showcase. Despite facing the nation’s best, the Seminoles’ momentum continued to roll and FSU held on to defeat their archnemesis, 5-3. Florida State jumped out in front early, scoring all five of its runs off five hits in the third inning to build a lead that would prove to be insurmountable. Both teams were redhot coming into the game,

as Florida mowed through their first seven opponents with nearly as much ease as Florida State had with their first seven. With both teams ranked in the top five, something had to give. Sophomore Justin Gonzalez got the party started for FSU in the third with a single up the middle, and sophomore Devon Travis followed up with a double to put two runners in scoring position for the ’Noles with nobody out. After Florida pitcher Tommy Toledo (0-1) walked Mike McGee two batters later to load the bases, James Ramsey, who is off to arguably the best start of his Florida State career, lined a single off of UF reliever Alex Panteliodis’ leg to drive Gonzalez home. A throwing error on the play also allowed Travis to cross the plate and make the score 2-0.

Next, Jayce Boyd hammered a triple off the wall in left field to drive in two more runs. Senior Stuart Tapley finished the scoring for FSU with an RBIsingle up the middle to give the Seminoles a 5-0 advantage. Florida would answer in the bottom of the inning, however, with junior Preston Tucker delivering on an RBI single to put the Gators on the board. Things got really interesting in the bottom of the sixth, when Florida’s Kamm Washington and Daniel Pigott turned in back-to-back RBI-singles to narrow the gap to 5-3. Seminole left-hander Sean Gilmartin, who relieved starter Scott Sitz (2-0) after five innings, was able to close out the inning and hold on to FSU’s tworun advantage. Daniel Bennett came Joseph La Belle/FSView SEE JOLT 10

Sean Gilmartin threw one inning of relief and recorded two strikeouts in FSU’s 5-3 win.

Florida State tennis handled by Florida HARRIS NEWMAN Contributing Writer The No. 20 FSU women’s team started off slowly and never gathered enough steam, as they dropped their match, 6-1, to in-state rival No. 2 Florida Gators. While Florida State (43) was riding high after a big road win on Saturday over No. 15 Georgia Tech, they had trouble sustaining the momentum as Florida took charge early. The second-ranked Gators came into the match with a chip on their shoul-

Women’s tennis team unable to recover from slow start, lose big to rival Gators der. After starting their season undefeated with 10 straight wins, they lost a close 4-2 match against No. 1 Stanford just a week ago in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship. Three up and three down was the story for the Seminoles in doubles play. The Gators rebounded from their first and only doubles loss of the season against Stan-

ford with an easy doubles point over FSU, as UF won courts one, two and three in quick succession with scores of 8-1, 8-1 and 8-2, respectively. “I haven’t seen the team come out this flat in doubles all season,” FSU head coach Jennifer Hyde said. “Funny enough, I believe we finally have the best doubles team we have ever had, so it was quite a conflict for us to

start off the match the way we did.” It was the same story in the latter portion of the half, as the Gators (11-1) continued to romp from doubles and into singles. The loaded Gators roster filled five of the six courts with ranked players, four of whom are ranked in the top 35. Each Gator played to her ranking, except, ironically, their top player.

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In her last home match against the Gators, senior Katie Rybakova was the lone bright spot for the Seminoles. Facing the Gators’ seventh-ranked sophomore, Allie Will, No. 49 Rybakova stormed through her first set in dominant fashion with a 6-1 win. She closed the door on Will right after, winning the second set 6-4 to pick up her most prestigious win of the

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Third-seeded Seminoles seek first Conference tourney crown Before March Madness kicks off, a different tournament will set the stage for the national spotlight. The Atlantic Coast Conference tournament features five teams ranked in the top 20 nationally, including No. 12 Florida State, and figures to be one of the deepest conference tournaments in the nation. At stake will be an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament come mid-March, meaning teams with outside hopes of earning an automatic bid will be giving their all in Greensboro, N.C., for a shot at a Cinderella run toward a national title. In last year’s tournament, sixth-seeded N.C. State made a run to the finals before losing to champion Duke, 70-60. Florida State (23-6, 11-3 ACC), dropped to third in the ACC standings after a tough, late-season loss to in-state rival Miami, propelling the Hurricanes to the No. 2 seed in this year’s tournament. Even still, the Seminoles’ regular season performance was good enough for a No. 3 seed and a first-round bye

season. The big win for Rybakova was just another accolade of late. After leading the upset over No. 15 Georgia Tech with wins in singles and doubles play, Rybakova was named the ACC Player of the Week for the first time in her four years at FSU. Rybakova’s momentous win was not enough of a spark for the Seminoles, however, as every other player dropped their match in straight sets. “I entered the day thinking we could beat

You’ve made it. You trudged through a week of papers with the same due date, midterm exams that do NOT match the description on the syllabus, all-night study sessions at Strozier and caffeine-deprivation-induced comas. Yes, Spring Break 2011 officially starts at the end of this week, and it’s time to either hit the road or hit the couch. Whether you’re staying in, traveling home, or have larger ambitions, March 4-13 offers plenty of sports-rich opportunities for the hungry fan. The NBA is currently in the midst of its nextto-last month of regular season play, and there are some juicy matchups on the docket over the break. The state of Florida is blessed with two of the NBA’s best in the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic. The Magic offer an inside-outside style of basketball all their own with Dwight Howard, the best center in basketball, Jameer Nelson, their veteran point guard who has

a penchant for cutting to the basket, and plenty of guys who can shoot the long ball (you may be familiar with Duke graduate, J.J. Reddick). If that’s not enough to entice you to Amway Arena in Orlando, the opportunity of watching head coach Stan Van Gundy’s animated sideline antics should be. Unfortunately, the Magic only play two home games over the break, but Friday’s matchup against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls should be a good draw. Rose is arguably the best point guard in the game at the moment and a definite MVP candidate. Tickets for Friday’s matchup are as low as $39 on StubHub.com. The Heat, on the other hand, will be in the midst of a six-game homestand during the break, and if you call yourself a basketball fan and live in the Miami area and have not seen the Heat yet, shame on you. The Heat are the second-best team in the Eastern Conference, and are making a serious push for a title after their offseason acquisitions (if you are not aware yet, please crawl out from the rock under which you have been hiding). LeBron James, love SEE BREAK 10


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Senior night ends in heartbreak for FSU UNC stuns Seminoles with 72-70 win SCOTT CRUMBLY Staff Writer

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Derwin Kitchen breaks through the North Carolina defense to get off a layup during Florida State’s game at the Civic Center yesterday. FSU lost, 72-70.

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BYU’s Davies dismissed from team for academic violation BYU has been one of the better stories of the college basketball season, but that story has just taken somewhat of an ugly twist. Sophomore forward Brandon Davies, a starter and key contributor for the 27-2 Cougars, has been dismissed from the team for violating BYU’s academic honor code. The university was made aware of Davies’ infraction on Monday and released a statement about the matter Tuesday night. Although All-American shooting guard Jimmer Fredette picks up the majority of the headlines for BYU, Davies is far from a nobody on the Cougar roster. Davies has started in 26 of BYU’s 29 games and averaged 11.1 points and a team-leading 6.2 rebounds per game. The Cougars are currently ranked No. 3 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll and were a No. 1 seed in ESPN analyst Joe Lunardi’s most recent mock NCAA tournament bracket. They are also coming off their biggest win of the season—an 80-67 road victory over then-No. 4 San Diego State to complete a season sweep of the Aztecs. In that game, Davies played 27 minutes, scoring four points and pulling down six rebounds. With Davies now out of the picture, BYU’s potential Final Four chances may have taken a huge hit. Head coach Dave Rose now must make adjustments to his frontcourt. The most likely scenario is he will use 6-foot-10 center James Anderson, who hasn’t played much, in place of Davies. Further, 6-foot-5 Charles Abouo may move to power forward, making the Cougars significantly smaller on the interior.

BC blows past VT, bolsters tournament hopes The Atlantic Coast Conference is awfully congested in the middle of the standings with teams jockeying for both conference tournament positioning and, more importantly, those precious NCAA tournament bids. Boston College made a big statement in their case for getting back to the Big Dance, while putting a dent in Virginia Tech’s. Reggie Jackson led the way with 20 points, and Corey Raji had a big game with 19 points and 12 rebounds, as the Eagles (18-11, 8-7 ACC) ran away from host Virginia Tech for a 76-61 victory Tuesday night in Blacksburg, Va. The Eagles looked like a team hungry to get back to the NCAA tournament after missing out last season and built a 27-10 lead out of the gates. In a 2:11 stretch, BC went on a 21-4 run to get the lead to 17, and Jackson scored 11 of his 13 first-half points during the run. Virginia Tech (19-9. 9-6), who was coming off a monumental win over then-No.1 Duke last Saturday that greatly beefed up their tournament resume, couldn’t carry that momentum over to Tuesday, but wouldn’t go quietly. The Hokies responded to the Eagles’ first half run with a 17-8 run to close the half to make the score 35-27 in favor of BC. Erick Green led the way for the Hokies with 21 points, while seniors Malcolm Delaney and Jeff Allen, who may have played their last home game in a Virginia Tech uniform, added 17 and 14 points, respectively. The loss by VT means Florida State has joins Duke and North Carolina as teams who have clinched a first-round bye in the upcoming ACC tournament.

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Wednesday night marked the last home game of the year for the Florida State basketball team as they took on the No. 13 North Carolina Tar Heels at the Donald L. Tucker Center. It would be the last home game for FSU’s Derwin Kitchen, who has been an integral part of the Seminoles’ success over the past four years. Unfortunately for Kitchen, the game would end in heartbreak for the ’Noles (20-9, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who fell 7270 thanks to a 3-pointer from freshman sensation Harrison Barnes with 3.1 seconds remaining. “I was very proud of our guys and their grit,” FSU coach Leonard Hamilton said. “Barnes made a great play at the end—you got to take your hat off to him.” The game started at a blistering pace, with Kitchen clearly playing to win in his final home game. The Jacksonville native scored FSU’s first five points of the game with aggressive takes to the basket. The Seminoles and the Heels essentially traded baskets from there until the midway point of the first half.

any team they step on the court with, but I am not sure they believed that today,” Hyde said. “I think we gave Florida a little too much respect. In situations like this, you just need to go out there and play your game, do what you do best [....] We just fell a little bit short of that.” A loss to a high-caliber team such as the Gators is not too strong a setback, but it still proves detrimental for the Seminoles to backtrack after such a big win just days ago. The Seminoles have shown before they are not a team to go belly-up, yet they had little fight to give. in what could have been a statement win. After big losses to Miami and Florida, the Seminoles have two consecutive opportunities to rectify their instate reputation as they face USF and UCF on the road, respectively. Zachary Goldstein/FSView

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for a momentum-crushing three to extend the UNC lead to seven at 67-60. But every time it appeared the Seminoles would fold, they found a way to keep scratching and clawing. Trailing by three points in the final minutes, Kitchen took over. He banked a short jumper in to cut the lead to one, and then was fouled on a drive with 18 seconds remaining. He went on to hit both free throws and put the ’Noles up 70-69. That was when Barnes imposed his will. With a hand in his face at the top of the key, the freshman stroked a perfect 3-pointer to put a dagger through the collective heart of the FSU fan base. Kitchen finished the night with 13, and his late-game heroics fell just short of securing a victory for FSU. Hamilton had high praise for his senior point guard following the game. “Derwin has really grown as a basketball player, as a student-athlete and as a young man,” Hamilton said. “His leadership that he has given us on the court is really what college athletics is all about. He’s setting the standard now that all the generations of his family will live up to.”

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That’s when John Kreft converted a tough jump hook over Carolina big man Tyler Zeller to spark an 8-0 run to put FSU up by seven points at the 10-minute mark of the half. Following Kreft’s bucket, guards Luke Loucks and Ian Miller hit back-to-back 3-pointers to wrap up the run and send the Tucker Center crowd into a frenzy. The Tar Heels (23-6, 132) weren’t to be outdone, and immediately answered with a 7-0 run of their own to bring the game back to a deadlock at 26. John Henson, who led all scorers in the first half with 12 points, sparked the run with a pair of free throws before Barnes hit a stepback 3-pointer. Kendall Marshall finished the UNC run with a pull-up jumper. The pace didn’t slow down much to start the second half, as FSU’s Okaro White stormed out of the break with two straight buckets in the opening minute of the half. As the half progressed, it was obvious that the game had ACC tournament implications. The intensity went to another level, with both teams getting very physical down low. With just under four minutes to play, Marshall found himself wide-open

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BREAK from 8 him or hate him, is the most explosive player in basketball and possesses a sixth gear that no one else in the NBA has right now. No matter how you feel about what happened in Cleveland, he is the game’s premier player, and along with Dwayne Wade (a former Finals MVP) and Chris Bosh (who I’m still not sold on yet) the Heat play an exciting brand of basketball. Over the break, the Heat host Chicago and the aforementioned Derrick Rose on Sunday, March 6, with a second big matchup coming on Thursday, March 10, against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Although Kobe is showing his age lately, he’s still the Black Mamba and he still

JOLT from 8 shows up for big games. Tickets for the showdown with the Lakers are going for $99 on StubHub, but tickets for the Heat’s other games over the break are going for as low as $23. If you’ve got the cash and are in the area, take the time to check out some of the NBA’s top talent. If basketball isn’t for you, I’d highly recommend heading down to Tampa and checking out the Lightning of the NHL. The Lightning are enjoying a resurgent year on the ice with center Steven Stamkos, who leads the league in scoring with 41 goals, and Tampa Bay currently sits in second place in the Eastern Conference. The Lightning will be on a homestand during the

TOURNEY from 8 in the ACC tournament. The ’Noles will await the winner of Thursday’s North Carolina-Clemson contest. The sixth-seeded and 19th-ranked Tar Heels (227, 8-6) figure to be favorites in their matchup with Clemson, but finished the season on a low note by dropping their final four games against conference competition. The Tar Heels, however, have shown flashes of brilliance at times this season, topping then-No. 14 Florida State, 84-75, in Tallahassee, and following up that performance with a 62-60 victory over then-No. 5 and conference leader Duke. Three other teams— Duke, Maryland and Miami—earned first round byes in addition to the Seminoles. Ninth-ranked Duke (263, 12-2) shared the regular season conference title with upstart Miami, but enters the tournament as favorites, having won last season’s tournament and possessing the top seed. Duke awaits the winner of

break as well and will face off against conference rival Washington on Monday, March 7. The Capitals are fifth in the East and have one of the league’s true stars in Alexander Ovechkin on their team. Tickets are going as low as $5 for that tilt. Not enticed yet? Perhaps baseball is your sport. The state of Florida hosts the MLB’s Grapefruit League every year, and fans can see the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Florida’s own Tampa Bay Rays and NL East powerhouse Philadelphia Phillies. March also marks the kickoff of the ACC Tournaments for both the men’s and the women’s basketball teams, and a handful of games for both

baseball and softball. The FSU baseball team returns home from a brief road trip March 8, so if you find yourself back in town early, head over to Dick Howser Stadium and watch the ’Noles go to work against Maine. Softball hosts the Big Ten/Mountain West/ACC Tournament the first weekend of the break, drawing Wisconsin and Utah to Tallahassee. Say you’re broke and can’t afford to travel (understandable): The aforementioned professional matchups are on ABC, TNT and Versus. Either way, relax for the next 10 days, and whether you’ve got tickets or a remote in your hand, enjoy. You’ve earned it.

on in relief of Gilmartin and retired all six batters he faced in the seventh and eighth innings before handing the reigns to McGee. McGee recorded his first save of the season with three consecutive strikeouts to close out the ninth. The two teams managed seven hits apiece, and the FSU pitching staff recorded eight strikeouts while allowing four walks on the evening. The victory marks the first marquee win of the

season for the ’Noles, who have now beaten the Gators for the ninth time in the last 13 meetings. Since Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan’s arrival in Gainesville, FSU is now 6-0 in neutral site meetings between the two teams. Fresh off the huge win, Florida State will now travel to Athens, Ga., for a weekend series with the Georgia Bulldogs. The first pitch of the series is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

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SPORTS BRIEFS from 9 eighth-seeded Virginia (1614, 5-9) and ninth-seeded Wake Forest (14-16, 5-9). The Blue Devils have won the conference title six times. Second-seeded and 10thranked Miami (26-3, 12-2) will face the winner of seventh-seeded Boston College (18-11, 5-9) and last season’s Cinderella, No. 10 seed N.C. State (13-16, 4-10). Fourth-seeded and 13thranked Maryland (23-6, 9-5) will take on the winner of No. 5 seed Georgia Tech (21-9, 9-5) and 12th-seeded Virginia Tech (11-18, 1-13). Florida State will be looking to avoid the disappointment felt in last season’s tournament. The then-second-seeded ’Noles dropped their opening contest of the tournament to seventhseeded Boston College, 6760. The Seminoles will be on the hunt for their first-ever conference tournament title when their match tips Friday, March 4, at 8 p.m. Opening round action tips off Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m.

Hunnicutt named ACC Defensive Player of the Year Florida State has the best defensive player in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Chris Singleton on the men’s side of basketball. Now, they have the best on the women’s side as well. Christian Hunnicutt, a senior guard from Jonesboro, Ga., was recognized by the 12 coaches in the ACC as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday. It is the first time a Seminole women’s basketball player has received the award. Hunnicutt has proven to be a lock-down defender on the perimeter throughout her FSU career, with this season being her breakout year. Hunnicutt has suffocated opposing guards all season long—particularly in ACC play, where she has

held her defensive assignments in conference wins to an astonishing 18-of-84 shooting from the floor. In addition to being the first FSU player to win Defensive Player of the Year, Hunnicutt joins former ’Noles Brooke Wyckoff, Alicia Gladden and Jacinta Monroe as the only players in school history named to the AllACC Defensive Team. “This award is special because of who it is for,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “Christian has worked her tail off four years in a row without getting much credit. She understands what we are trying to accomplish defensively and she has the ability to not just go out there and do it, but to help communicate it to her teammates and get them properly organized no matter what the situation is [...] We are so proud of this accomplishment.” — Compiled by Brett Jula

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Isn’t the entire country a ‘free speech zone’? Atop the Hill

CHAD SQUITIERI Staff Writer “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech—unless it’s not a free speech zone— or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to

assemble—unless it’s not a free speech zone—and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” That, of course, is the First Amendment, with a few changes made to better help the argument of having “free speech zones” on campus. In case you were not aware, Florida State University has, like numerous other universities around the country, implemented “free speech zones” throughout its campus over the past several years. What these zones are designed to do is allow students to participate in freely representing their ideas in a way that will not disrupt the daily activi-

ties of the university. While this seems like a great idea, a closer inspection leads to some uncomfortable questions. Something to consider from a philosophical standpoint is that all of America was intended to be a free speech zone. What is the point of being able to speak freely if you can only do it in certain areas? Now, the First Amendment is not absolute, and the United States Supreme Court has ruled that there are certain types of things we cannot say in certain types of places. For example, you cannot scream out “fire” in a crowded theater in order

to cause panic. Examples such as this may be the flawed reasoning behind implementing free speech zones on campus. Some would argue that, without free speech zones, students would be protesting all over the place, close to classrooms and disrupting other students from learning. I would argue that that is a good point; however, the Constitution already protects us from those kinds of things. As Americans, we have all the rights provided to us in the Constitution and more, but we do not have the right to use our own rights to infringe on anyone else’s.

Protesting loudly enough next to a classroom so that you actually prevent other students from learning could be considered infringing on somebody else’s rights, which would make it illegal. Because it is already illegal, we do not need free speech zones to direct us where to exercise our freedom of speech. To be fair, to my knowledge, there have not been any students arrested for lawfully exercising their right to free speech outside of free speech zones, but the issue is that these free speech zones even exist. Herding individuals into certain areas to exercise their

rights is a slippery slope, and I would hate to see the day when similar practices are expanded from public universities into other public areas. If I had to grade FSU on allowing their students to express their ideas and beliefs on campus, especially given the recent demonstrations, I would say the university does a very good job; however, the use of “free speech zones” just leaves a weird feeling in my stomach. Our rights as Americans are invaluable and God-given, and even the slightest chance of any of them being infringed upon justifies a close observation.

High national debt, low morals HEATHER MCQUEEN Staff Writer Current economic and budgetary woes, in addition to the possible, impending government shutdown, seem to be quite a gift to the social agenda of the right. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner even went so far as to refer to the national debt as a “moral threat to the country,” in an address at the National Religious Broadcasters convention

in Nashville, Tenn., over the weekend. “The nation’s $14.1 trillion debt is a mortal threat to our country. It is also immoral.” I am definitely curious to know his personal definition of morality, let alone one that is applicable to the entire nation. So, propose a complete elimination of beneficial social programs? Check. Who needs 85,000 AmeriCorps volunteers, anyway? Oh, and I guess no one will miss Big Bird, Barney and the rest of the PBS gang, since funding will be cut for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as well. While they’re at it, they might as well attempt to

drive out unions and collective bargaining rights, and effectively diminish the wages of the working middle class. Also, the preservation of women’s reproductive rights and health care accessibility is being heavily targeted with the proposed elimination of federal funding for Planned Parenthood and Title X, a program that provides help for reproductive health and family planning. Of course, the GOP won’t even dare considering cutting millions of dollars in funding for NASCAR sponsorships, which are claimed to “help military recruitment.” Rep. Betty McCollum filed an

amendment this month that would prohibit the Defense Department from this type of funding. She emphasized that, given the other proposed cuts the House was making, federal sponsorship of NASCAR seems to be pretty low on the priority list in comparison to beneficial social programs. I’m not sure why there’s a need to “help military recruitment,” anyway. Perhaps withdrawing and bringing our troops back home, as well as eliminating such excess spending on the ongoing wars, would help out in decreasing the staggeringly high national debt. But wait, that’s right, the

U.S. enjoys playing the role of World Police. The House did, however, vote to eliminate funding for an F-35 jet engine, which will inevitably save up to $3 billion over several years. Although many of the proposed bills regarding funding and budget cuts will undergo changes before President Obama signs them into law, the reliance on a national crisis in order to enact heavily debated and controversial policies is now becoming evident, even though this practice is nothing new politically. However, it is necessary to consider which programs are being targeted for budget cuts, and, fur-

ther—why. There is always an agenda, and always a purpose. What is most frightening to me is the increasingly obvious targeting of women’s rights with the proposed elimination of programs that are vital and invaluable in promoting safe and effective options for women, especially those affected by poverty and low-income status. Perhaps Boehner was speaking figuratively in his speech about debt and morality. It seems like “debt” should be replaced with “liberal views” or “social welfare” so that the rationale for proposed budget cuts could be better understood.

Look at It This Way by Daniel Ackerman

Gov. Scott: the damage done to Florida so far CAMERON GAUTHIER Staff Writer In case anyone hasn’t noticed that our new governor is a blatant liar (because, obviously, the fact that he was involved in the largest Medicare

fraud case in history and pleaded the Fifth 75 times during his trial wasn’t a big enough sign for the roughly 22 percent of Florida’s registered voters who turned out to vote for him), I would like to point out that his first step to create jobs in the state has been to promise upcoming cuts of 8,700 state jobs and prevent 24,000 jobs from being created by turning down the

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byte funds for the high-speed rail project. Some of those state jobs include 300 jobs from the Department of Environmental Protection (who needs an environment, anyway?) and 1,700 jobs from the Department of Correc-

tions (because it’s not like prisons do anything beneficial to the state). That’s a net loss so far of 11,100 jobs. One must also consider the jobs that will be lost if Scott passes his unsustainable tax cuts. If Scott and the Republican legislature manage to continue the destruction of the states education system that has been ongoing as we now pass into the hands of the third Republican

governor in a row, not only will teacher jobs be lost, but lost potential in Florida students due to lack of access to a quality education will cause long-term, virtually irreversible economic consequences. So let’s just say that 2 percent of Florida teachers lose their jobs. That would be around 3,400 jobs to make a total of 14,500 jobs. What are people thinking? Are they even think-

ing? They elect a Republican governor to create jobs because the last Republican didn’t. Haven’t they caught on to the fact that all Republicans in Florida want to do is cut taxes, cut spending (or divert it to their banks) and cut jobs. I’m sure he’ll think of other ways to shift power to the top; I just hope we can repair the damage he does when we elect a new governor in 2014.


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Horoscopes

Crossword Puzzle

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To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today is a 7 -- Today is a perfect day for meditation and soul searching. Find time to get away from noise, even the kind that you can’t hear, and just listen.

This week’s prize is a gift certificate from

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is an 8 -- Listen to a friend, even if they seem like a hopeless dreamer. Let go of a fear by inspecting and researching it. Throw your hat over the fence, and jump after it.

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Gemini (May 21-June 21)

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Today is a 9 -- Write blueprints for a vision. Your reputation is on the rise. It may translate into a new career, a raise or new discoveries that pay off nicely.

Just be the first caller between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight and leave a voicemail with your name, number and answer.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Sudoku

Today is a 7 -Dreams empower. Listen to your environment. Go on an adventure; smell the flowers; look under the rocks. Be like a three-year-old. Don’t be afraid to ask “Why?”

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 7 -- Take it easy today. The more you learn, the more you discover you don’t know, and that’s a good thing. Keep it up. Stick to the facts, even when tempted to embellish.

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Today in History

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 7 -- Today you may be torn between wanting to be alone, and wanting to be with others. While you’re figuring it out, go burn some calories. No excuses.

On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the national anthem of the United States.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 9 -- New information opens up new possibilities. Avoid distractions for great productivity. You’re the king of the jungle today. Be a good and just ruler.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 7 -- You’ll have to study to comply with a new request. Make sure you leave time for play. Release your inner child and creativity flourishes. Don’t worry about results yet.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 7 -- A friend’s faith will help you discover a hidden truth. It’s a good day for spring-cleaning, to clear out the winter dust. Make space for this new possibility.

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Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

The moon is in your sign for the next three days. It’s a good time to pull forward, appreciate what you have and shoot for what you want. Your aim is true. Nancy Black and Stephanie Clement, Tribune Media Services

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On this date: In 1845, Florida became the 27th state. In 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior was established. In 1894, British Prime Minister William Gladstone submitted his resignation to Queen Victoria, ending his fourth and final premiership. In 1911, actress Jean Harlow was born in Kansas City, Mo. In 1940, Artie Shaw and his orchestra recorded “Frenesi” for RCA Victor. In 1945, the Allies fully secured the Philippine capital of Manila from Japanese forces during World War II. In 1961, King Hassan II acceded to the throne of Morocco, following the death of his father, King Mohammed V. In 1969, Apollo 9 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a mission to test the lunar module. In 1974, a Turkish Airlines DC10 crashed shortly after takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris, killing all 346 people on board. In 1991, motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers in a scene captured on amateur video. Twenty-five people were killed when a United Airlines Boeing 737-200 crashed while approaching the Colorado Springs airport.

Ten years ago: A plane carrying members of a National Guard engineering crew crashed in heavy rain near Macon, Ga., killing all 21 people on board. The foot-and-mouth scare made its way from Britain to mainland Europe with the discovery of blisters on the snouts of three pigs in northern Belgium, sparking drastic measures. John Ruiz became the first Hispanic WBA heavyweight champion by defeating Evander Holyfield in a unanimous 12-round decision. Five years ago: President George W. Bush arrived in Pakistan to meet with top officials, including President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, to discuss the war on terror. Former U.S. Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham was sentenced by a federal judge in San Diego to more than eight years in prison for corruption. One year ago: Appearing before a White House audience of invited guests, many wearing white medical coats, President Barack Obama firmly rejected calls from Republicans to draft new health care legislation from scratch. Greece announced painful new austerity measures, cutting salaries for government workers and raising sales taxes as it tried to snuff out a financial crisis threatening Europe’s economy. British politician Michael Foot died in north London at age 96.

Today’s Birthdays Today’s Birthdays: Bluegrass singer-musician Doc Watson is 88. Socialite Lee Radziwill is 78. Movie producer-director George Miller is 66. Actress Hattie Winston is 66. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 64. Actordirector Tim Kazurinsky is 61. Singer-musician Robyn Hitchcock is 58. Actor Robert Gossett is 57. Rock musician John Lilley is 57. Actress Miranda Richardson is 53. Radio personality Ira Glass is 52. Actress Mary Page Keller is 50. Olympic track

and field gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee is 49. College Football Hall of Famer Herschel Walker is 49. Rapper-actor Tone-Loc (lohk) is 45. Rock musician John Bigham is 42. Actress Julie Bowen is 41. Country singer Brett Warren (The Warren Brothers) is 40. Actor David Faustino is 37. Singer Ronan Keating (Boyzone) is 34. Rapper Lil’ Flip is 30. Actress Jessica Biel is 29. Rock musician Blower (aka Joe Garvey) (Hinder) is 27.

Thought for Today “America is a tune. It must be sung together.” —Gerald Stanley Lee, American clergyman and author (1862-1944). — The Associated Press


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