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Jacob Hinchey and Doug Palmer adjust their protective armor in preparation for Kendo practice Tuesday. Kendo is based on traditional samurai swordsmanship, said Chris Lamprecht, a member of the organization. In preparation for practice, participants wrap their heads in cloth and put on helmets to protect their faces against strikes. FOR A FULL FEATURE STORY ON KENDO, PLEASE SEE PAGE 4. GEORGE LAMBOLEY DAILY EGYPTIAN

Enrollment, bargaining stall budget fix BRANDON COLEMAN Daily Egyptian Chancellor Rita Cheng said a decline in enrollment, reduction in federal stimulus money and lack of state support are all factors that created a $13 million budget deficit. Cheng said $5.7 million of the deficit remains after the implementation of a permanent 4 percent budget cut for academic units and a 5 percent budget cut for non-academic units. She said those cuts permanently reduced the university's state-funded budget by $7.3 million. Cheng said the university still needs to reach an agreement with


he nature of major stress is caused in Carbondale by enrollment problems of previous years and this current year.

the bargaining teams from the Faculty Association, Non-TenureTrack Faculty Association and civil service labor unions about the four closure days. The closure days were implemented to make up the $2.6 million the furlough days were intended to save SIUC, she said. The bargaining units that don't yet have an agreement still must find a way to save $1.5 million, which is

— Duane Stucky senior vice president of financial and administrative affairs their share of the closure day savings. Cheng said the university generated $4.4 million as a result of the truth-in-tuition law, but the decline in enrollment offset $1.3 million of money generated by it. The truth-in-tuition law guarantees the same tuition rate for in-state undergrads for four years who have enrolled at SIUC after fall 2004. Tuition is subject to increase after a student has spent four years

at SIUC, and each incoming class of freshmen pays more than the previous one, she said. Duane Stucky, senior vice president of financial and administrative affairs, said the SIU campuses are independent of each other and SIUC currently faces challenges that Edwardsville does not. He said SIU's budget issues are restricted to the Carbondale campus only because

the School of Medicine in Springfield and SIU-Edwardsville have been stable financially. “The nature of major stress is caused in Carbondale by enrollment problems of previous years and this current year,� Stucky said. “The Edwardsville campus has ... experienced enrollment growth.� Both campuses were affected by the lack of state appropriations, but the enrollment shortfall is a more serious concern that directly affects the Carbondale campus, he said. Please see BUDGET | 4

Students, staff ‘rejuvenate’ forest with clearing JULIE SWENSON Daily Egyptian After the May 2009 storm, SIUC students, staff and faculty have worked together to clear Thompson Woods and prepare the forest for future growth, Phil Gatton said. “To see the forest destroyed as much as it was, this was an opportunity for people to put the storm behind them,� said Gatton, director of plant and service operations. “I think by the sheer number of people we have had participate over time and be actively

involved with it, I think that shows how many people really love our campus.� Gatton said woods cleanup was grouped into three phases based on priority. Shortly after the storm, immediate hazards and paths blocked by trees were cleared, which was the first phase. The second phase involved clearing debris from the wooded area near the paths, and the third phase, which involves clearing debris from the rest of Thompson Woods and the woods around Campus Lake and Douglas Drive, is continuing, he said. He said 10 percent of trees across

campus were damaged by the storm, which knocked out power for days and caused chaos throughout the city. Plant and service staff worked with faculty from the department of forestry to determine what should be saved or removed to preserve the natural area, which was a condition in the Thompson family's donation of the lands to SIU, he said. Gatton said the process is long term and isn't just about cleaning up the woods, but also planting new native trees to replace those downed during the storm.

Karen Midden, a plant and soil science teacher, participated in planting trees last fall with two students. While some people are shocked at how the forest looks, Midden said clearing the debris is beneficial overall. “The trees are going to grow back, and many of the trees were in poor health prior to the May storm due to some ice storms,� she said. “Even though it's devastating looking, I think in the long-term plan it will rejuvenate better and healthier to the way people would like it to be.� Midden said a lot of the plants that

filled in the forest before the clearing of debris were shrubs and invasive honeysuckle, which aren't natural to forests and don't help the overall growth. Regarding public concerns about wildlife being driven out into the open, Midden said there are other wooded areas nearby that animals can live in. She said the only downside to clearing the woods of debris is soil compression caused by large equipment. Please see FOREST | 4


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State moves to possibly ban tanning beds LEAH STOVER Daily Egyptian State lawmakers are considering a bill that would completely ban minors from tanning. The bill, House Bill 1666, says tanning facilities may not permit any person under the age of 18 to use tanning beds, regardless of parental consent. The state tanning law currently allows those ages 14-17 to tan with parental consent. Hilary Patton, a senior from Carbondale studying marketing, said she started tanning at age 16 to get color for events such as prom. Despite what she heard about the dangers of tanning beds, Patton said she wasn't cautious until her mother was diagnosed with skin cancer near her eye. Patton said she was shocked when she found out and took a break from tanning. According to the Chicago SunTimes, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, making up nearly half of all cases. As the use of tanning beds has become more popular, rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have risen among young women, the article said. Charles Clemens, chief of medical staff at the Student Health Center, said the risks behind the use of tanning beds depend on the frequency of use. For those who spend several hours exposed to ultraviolet light, the risk of skin cancer development is higher compared to those who don't. Amanda Holthaus, owner of Paradise Island Tanning Salon in Carbondale, said the weeks before spring break tend to be the busiest for the tanning industry. “They don’t like to be so ghostly pale, I guess, is the nice way of

putting it,” Holthaus said. Holthaus said young girls frequently visit her tanning salon and she doesn't find the behavior risky unless it is abused. “I grew up with girls years ago who would tan at one business and then go down to the next business and tan again,” Holthaus said. “Even though there's a questionnaire that asks if you've tanned in the past 24 hours, there's no certainty that people are honest.” Clemens said risks are lower for those who start tanning later in life because cancer takes years to develop. For those who are severely sunburnt at a younger age, he said the effects will take at least twenty years to evolve into a disease. “When I was young, you would see little kids running around the neighborhood brown as little berries,” Clemens said. “You would see their hair get bleached white and their skin turn brown at age three and four. Parents thought it looked cute. Now we know that those people probably had terrible looking skin by the time they were in their 20s and 30s.” A majority of the tanners who come to the salon choose to tan because it makes them feel more selfconfident, Holthaus said. She said the interest in tanning doesn't always stem from the fact that it darkens the skin, but because the experience is relaxing and pleasurable. During the winter months, Holthaus said some people chose tanning as an alternative to sunlight to boost their vitamin D intake. Those with Seasonal Affective Disorder tan because it makes them happier, she said. Clemens said other alternative supplements for vitamin D that aren't harmful exist, including multivitamins. Clemens said some results of

tanning can be less dangerous than cancer. He said it's common for active tanners to get brown blotches and moles on their body that could offset the attractiveness of the tan itself. Holthaus said moisturizing with lotion and drinking water can help people avoid harming their skin. She said most harm comes from the fact that people don't take care of their skin beforehand and don't expect to have unpleasant tanning results. She said it’s important for tanners to know their limits so they don't burn. For those who haven’t spent time in a tanning bed before, she said it’s crucial for them to not go full force. Clemens said the best action is to avoid tanning beds completely. “I think that everyone should try and protect themselves from the sun whenever possible,” he said. “Wear a good sunblock because there are going to be times when you have no control, and you get burned. When you have a choice, you want to try and protect yourself.” Holthaus said the entire tanning industry will suffer if the bill is passed. She said many young girls come and tan before prom or vacations, and her business will drastically change if it loses that clientele. Patton said she has quit artificial tanning almost entirely, a decision that was sparked by her mother’s experience. In reaction to her own experiences and those of her friends, Patton said the ban on tanning beds would be beneficial. She said she doesn't think minors are mature enough to compare the benefits and the risks. “Most teens are only concerned with the present and not concerned with where their actions could take them,” Patton said. “I believe you should find beauty in your natural skin.”

Correction In the Thursday edition of the Daily Egyptian, the date of Nighty Night's concert in the A & E feature "Nighty Night returns to Carbondale" should have said "Bassist David Allen spoke with the Daily Egyptian on life in Carbondale, recording new material and the group’s upcoming performance Friday at Hangar 9." The Daily Egyptian regrets the error.

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Forum teaches history of women in track and field TERRANCE PEACOCK Daily Egyptian The first African-American women Olympians broke American and world records while crossing the colored line and should be known for doing so, Kiera Mallett says. The forum 'Trailblazers: African-American Women in Track and Field' on Thursday was sponsored by the Student Health Center, athletic department and the Progressive Masculinities Mentors. Mallett, a sophomore from Oak Park studying exercise science and keynote speaker at the event, said the forum was held to recognize African-American women and their accomplishments in track and field. “Looking up these women was very inspiring,” Mallett said. “Some of these women had multiple diseases and they were still able to succeed in their event.” Mallet, who also served as mediator, is also an athlete on the SIU track and field team and participates in the high jump. During the forum, Mallett chronicled African-American women from the first women athletes in track and field to compete in the Olympics to women athletes who compete now. Mallet said she decided to discuss the women that she appreciated the most and what they have done to pave the way for athletes such as herself. “These women motivated me to run and jump track,” she said. “They are great women who have done a lot of great things.” Derrick Williams, violence

prevention coordinator for SIUC and coordinator of the event, said the first African-American women in sports need to be made more visible to the public. The history, legacy and journey of African-American women in track and field especially needed to be told because the women had immense difficulties along the way, he said. “It’s not only looking at individuals overcoming racism, but it is also looking at individuals overcoming sexism, as well,” he said. “Women had to overcome two obstacles, their gender and also being black.” Williams said the women paved the way for progress for women through the era of Jim Crow segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. “For women like Wilma Rudolph to compete from an Olympic scale was a phenomenon,” he said. “These women laid the groundwork for the current women in track in field to compete in the Olympics.” Vernon Johnson, a graduate student in public health and community health education from Flossmoor, said the women Mallett discussed shaped the social landscape for not only AfricanAmerican women in athletics but for all athletes. “This event showed unsung heroes we normally don’t hear about in the history of track and field, and to see the many accomplishments they achieved is important,” Johnson said. He said this topic was very important for Women’s History Month. “When we explore the adventure of the African-American women

Junior jumpers Malaikah Love, right, and Nina Okafor pose for a portrait Thursday at the Communications Building. To kick off Women’s History Month, the SIU Health Center presented an event titled “Trailblazers: African-American Women in Track and Field,” which discussed the achievements of black women athletes. EDYTA BŁASZCZYK DAILY EGYPTIAN

in the history of the United States, it’s a very intriguing journey those women took,” he said. Mary Andoh, a sophomore from Chicago studying psychology, said as an African-American woman,

she especially enjoyed the event. “I came in here not really knowing what to expect, and after the slideshow about women and their history in track and field, it opened my eyes to the fact there

been a lot of women who paved the way in sports,” Andoh said.

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Competition for online local business deals heats up SARAH CECHOWSKI Daily Egyptian Not only will students get more bang for their buck with the newly launched, Jordan Hansen said, but they can also make $10 for every friend they recruit who makes a purchase. Hansen, an SIUC alumnus who is CEO and founder of Zulander, said his buy-in-bulk marketing strategy is comparable to Groupon, a website that offers better deals based on how many people use its coupons. The first deal Zulander will offer customers is $7 for $14 worth of Quiznos subs, soups, salads and sandwiches, Hansen said, and upcoming deals will include food, drink, tanning and activities. He said there will be a bonus deal that will offer something as simple as an oil change or something more extreme, such as skydiving. Mike Phillip, SIUC alumnus and CEO of Rover Enterprises, LLC, a mobile marketing company in Carbondale, said he doesn’t see Hansen's site as a threat because Rover’s selling platform is different. RoverDawg offers a buy one, get one free deal at Quiznos, as well as free cover at Stix and free appetizers at The Blue Martin before 8 p.m. today, Phillip said. On Zulander, customers can receive 50 to 90 percent in discounts from participating businesses, Hansen said. He said by logging on to the website, students, faculty, staff and residents can purchase the deal online, print it out within one week and have 90 days to redeem it. “Businesses can afford to offer better deals because we’re able to sell anywhere from 20 or 40 or 50, up to thousands of these deals a week,” he said. “By selling so many more quantities, they can also



The university's budget is a planned outline of what is expected to be spent, but the administration changes the plan on the assumption it will spend more than the previous fiscal year, said Randy Hughes, president of the Faculty Association. He said the university saved



Alex Eade, a graduate student in forestry from Okawville and one of the students who planted the trees, said the idea of a natural area and how to maintain it is relative. The land Thompson Woods is on used to be more of a grassland, Eade said, whereas most forests in southern

look at their inventory, know what to have on hand, know what to expect and order those things in bulk, so it kind of creates economies of scale.” Phillip said print coupons are out of date for today's generation of students and are not economically friendly. Since 2009, RoverDawg has sold students “RoverCards,” which students brought into local businesses to redeem discounts. But Phillip said students weren’t purchasing or using the cards as much as Rover expected, so the company took a new angle that makes RoverDawg function more like a social networking site. Students can get deals sent to their cellphones to download at their convenience and bring them to any of RoverDawg's 70 participating local businesses, which will be able to track coupon deals by barcode, he said. “We couldn’t really provide a good service to the people, and we couldn’t provide a good enough service to the businesses because we were restricting ourselves so much,” Phillip said. “We want to give everyone the ability to take advantage of these services.” RoverDawg is one of 11 companies selected for the Cluster Acceleration Program's Cap 20 mentoring program for the Chicago Chamber of Commerce. Cap 20 helps companies advance by offering networking opportunities, event planning and spots at conferences with other members to teach them strategies for success. Even though RoverDawg targets students, it is designed to help businesses in Carbondale succeed and help customers save money, Phillip said. Hansen said Zulander would provide participating businesses with free newspaper advertisement, event

marketing and on-campus promotion by students. Hansen will send participating businesses a check after each week's deal, but if Zulander does not bring customers in, businesses don't pay, he said. Hansen said the extensive networking he and his team have done will contribute to the successful launching of Zulander in eight colleges and universities across the country by the end of the month. Matthew Purdy, associate director for career services and placement, said both companies offer great marketing opportunities, and one isn’t necessarily better than the other. Competition helps drive business and he is glad to see the companies have taken advantage of online and mobile advertising, he said. “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know,” Purdy said. Dream jobs don’t just happen, he said. When dealing with small businesses, it is crucial to be able to network and form relationships that help you get into markets and be able to promote elsewhere, Purdy said. Phillip said the purpose of the Rover company is to offer solutions to businesses that want to market their company. RoverDawg is one solution the company uses to build up its brand name, but it must prove that its selling model works before it can expand elsewhere, he said. Both companies are currently working on applications for mobile devices, Hansen and Phillip said. RoverDawg has already used textmessaging services to market its “deal of the day,” and Hansen said Zulander will have the option available by the end of the month.

more than it expected to in fiscal year 2010, and those savings should have carried over to use in FY11. SIUC's $173,335,900 in revenue was $2,954,200 more than its total expenses of $170,381,700, according to SIU's FY10 Financial Report. Hughes said he doesn't understand why the university needs $2.6 million for the budget short-

fall because the surplus from FY10 could make up for the shortfall. In January, Cheng said the budget was overstated to include $15.3 million in state funding, but an adjustment was necessary because the university didn't receive appropriations from the state or get Illinois Veterans Grant money, and enrollment brought in $4.8 million less than in FY 2010.

Illinois have more nut-producing trees than grasses and shrubs. Trees and debris removed from the forest were ground into mulch to be used throughout campus, Eade said. He said mulching not only recycled the trees, but the money the university saved was put back into buying new trees to be planted. Gatton said he has gotten mostly

positive reactions from people regarding the cleanup, though one person was concerned about taking away habitat for nesting birds. “The biggest comment I have gotten is people feel safer,” he said. “The forest is more open, and you can see things. It will go back to something different over time, but at least in the short term, it's a completely different appearance.”

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Don’t blame California for Charlie Sheen The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on March 2: People of the United States, you may have heard of this guy, Charlie Sheen. It was hard not to miss him this week. Comparing himself to a “warlock,� bragging about “banging seven-gram rocks� and claiming his body ran on “tiger’s blood,� this troubled Hollywood star sought out serial interviews with three TV networks and a celebrity gossip website, reinforcing the stereotype that California is a giant loony bin.

We want to set the record straight. While Charlie lives in California, we share little in common with him and cannot be held accountable for his actions. True, Sheen grew up in Malibu and attended Santa Monica High School. But he was born in New York City. And even if you were to define him as a Californian, it should be noted that Sheen has spent most of his life south of the Tehachapis. That makes him a Southern Californian, a special breed indeed. Numerous Hollywood celebrities have engaged in spectacular public


am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available because if you try it, you will die. Your face will melt off, and your children will weep over your exploded body. — Charlie Sheen

meltdowns. Think Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson, Colin Farrell, Britney Spears and Robert Downey Jr., to name a few. But Sheen seems intent on setting a new standard in the genre. His antics may have ended “Two and a Half Men,� the toprated CBS comedy where he

played a sanitized version of himself. He demanded, and then later retracted the demand, that he get $3 million an episode to return. Sheen is like a burning car wreck by the side of the road. We know we should avert our eyes from the wreckage, but

we can’t help but look, even when Sheen himself urges us to steer clear. “I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available because if you try it, you will die,� he said, guaranteeing his place in the narcissism hall of fame. “Your face will melt off, and your children will weep over your exploded body.� Sheen is further evidence that drugs are not meant to be shared. So television networks, please, no more doses of Charlie Sheen. California has enough problems already.

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ike traditional martial arts, Kendo is as much about the mind as it is the body. Kendo requires a high amount of concentration and discipline, including twohour practices three times a week. — Alex Fishel a junior from Morton studying information systems technology

BRENDAN SMITH Daily Egyptian Kendo Club isn’t just a selfdefense class; it's something much stronger and deeper, Christopher Lamprecht said. Lamprecht, a junior from Peoria studying industrial technology, is a first-year member of the Kendo Club. Though he’s new to the club, Lamprecht, a recent blackbelt, said he’s well-versed in the ancient Japanese martial art, which he called the country's take on fencing. Kendo started out as a combat training method on the battlefields, he said. Soldiers used hardwood swords called bokken, which led to a number of serious injuries. A set of armor called bogu, and bamboo swords known as shinai were developed as a less harsh method of combat practice, he said. These are the key features associated with Kendo today. “One day I just wandered into my local dojo, saw Kendo and have been


Jacob Hinchey, a senior studying history from Glen Ellyn, grips his swords while watching Chris Lambrecht, a junior from Peoria studying industrial technology, demonstrate a Kendo fighting technique Tuesday at Pulliam practicing it ever since,” Lamprecht said. “I always had an interest in sportsmanship as far as Japanese culture goes. I grew up watching all the old samurai movies, which grew

into my interest in Kendo.” Lamprecht said he's participated in many competitions, including tournaments for the Midwestern Kendo Federation.

Gymnasium. The bamboo swords require regular maintenance to ensure safe use. “Worst case scenario, the swords can break or splinter and come through the spaces in the facemask,” Lamprecht said. “This year in Detroit I took fourth out of fifty-five in a tournament,” he said. Alex Fishel, a junior from Morton studying information systems technology, serves as the club's secretary. He said he looked for something new and different when he came to SIUC and heard about Kendo Club through a friend. He said the proposed hobby would turn out to be a part of his lifestyle for the next three years. Like fencing, Fishel said Kendo uses a set of strike points on the body to score participants. However, Kendo implements Japanese traditions that go back hundreds of years. “Like traditional martial arts, Kendo is as much about the mind as it is the body,” Fishel said. “Kendo requires a high amount of concentration and discipline, including two-hour practices three times a week.” Kendo Club President Christopher Borges, a junior from Plainsfield studying architecture, said at its core the group is as much about culture and tradition as kinesthetics and combat. Although he’s president, Borges said group members typically take turns leading practices. He said this

gives members a chance to learn something new each meeting and distributes power equally. Borges said he’s a lifelong martial arts fan, but he did not know the club would be for him until he saw its uniqueness and energy. “It was something I hadn’t done before and something I’ve never seen done,” he said. “I wondered how the techniques were and the discipline was. It’s a very disciplined and extremely fun organization.” As president, Borges said he has a lot of plans for the club in the coming months, such as the group's first trip to a competition. They plan to go to the University of Illinois at the end of April. Lamprecht said Kendo is a great physical and social outlet for him. “Kendo is this really huge way of improving my character,” he said. “Before I started Kendo, I used to be really shy and didn’t talk to a lot of people, but after getting into it, I’ve built up a lot of confidence. I’ve made hundreds of friends from all over the world, and it’s been a really good way for me to get out there and enjoy the social side of life.”

Brendan Smith can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 273.

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Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This is it, the moment youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been waiting for. This year youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discover your own power to manifest. This is also a year of business transition. Enjoy your precious, finite moments. Regardless of circumstances, you can have happiness.

Aries (March 21-April 19) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Find a quiet place to work for the greatest productivity. You may have a tendency to focus on your limitations today. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not as real as they seem.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Caring for others gives concrete results and satisfaction. All you need is love today, for your neighbor, yourself and for simple things like clean water. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Work is on your mind today. You have the capacity for great business transactions. Remember to be fair and balanced. Simplify, for best results.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emergency can be your windfall (and help them out in the process). Take that trip you were planning. It may open up amazing new possibilities.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on fire. If you had the opportunity, you could paint the Sistine Chapel today. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the kind of artistic productivity youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re capable of. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Go ahead, rearrange the furniture if you have to. Just make sure that you plan ahead where everything goes. Plot the perfect backdrop for new beginnings. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pay attention to your dreams (daydreams count). Write everything down. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important, even if seemingly senseless. It will come together logically later. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is an 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Resist temptation. Money is on your mind today. Being stubborn could damage a friendship. Consider bringing some balance to the equation.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Act quickly, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend recklessly. Embrace questions: who, what, when, where and why. What if the answers, rather than concrete, are relative to the questioner?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is an 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Life is good. Enjoy every single minute today. You never know when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to end. Take creative risks, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gamble with money or love.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Imagine the project already completed. Gather up your courage, take a deep breath and charge forward. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re afraid of the unknown. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only human. Gemini (May 21-June 21) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sense of urgency. Thinking outside the box is useful, especially when it comes to your career goals. Be courageous, and just go for it.


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Friday, March 4, 2011



The Salukis had four steals and forced seven turnovers in all in the first half while only having two turnovers of their own in the first 20 minutes of play. The Salukis allowed the Redbirds (12-19, 4-14 MVC) to get back in the game because of poor shooting. The Salukis shot 39 percent from the field throughout the game, going 22-56 from the field. The Salukis highlighted their first half with consistency in the paint. They had 17 rebounds in the first half,

as well as 12 points from down low. Sixteen of SIU's 26 points came from the bench in the first half. SIU came out in the second half picking up where they left off at the end of the first. Quick baskets quickly gave the team a 10-point lead with 15 minutes left in the second half. After leading by 12 early in the half, the Salukis let Illinois State slowly climb back into it, but they were able to keep them down when the final buzzer went off. Tied at 46 with 5:49 left in the game, senior guard Justin Bocot

drained a 3-pointer to put the Salukis up 49-46. With SIU up 55-52 and 12 seconds left on the clock, Illinois State guard Austin Hill made a jump shot with his feet on the line to close the Redbirds to within one point. On the next play, senior guard John Freeman made a slam dunk with six seconds to go and the Salukis held on to win by three. Overall, the Salukis played fundamental basketball, Lowery said. He said they moved the ball well, penetrated the defense and created quality shooting opportunities.

Daily Egyptian Despite the Salukis getting quality looks at the basket, their shooting percentage was below average. Lowery said the Salukis put themselves in a position to win because they played as a team and worked as one entity. “The key was just staying together and really locking down in the defensive end,” Bocot said. Although he didn't shoot well in the game and had just seven points, senior forward Carlton Fay resorted to consistent play on the other end of the court. “I wasn’t shooting the ball very


well, so I had to rebound and do my part of defensive” Fay said. Lowery said the team understands a loss will end its season but it looks forward to today's game at noon against No. 1 seed Missouri State. “Everybody has a chance for it to be their last game," he said. "It’s a neutral court setting, and it’s the most important time of the year,” Lowery said.

Cory Downer can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269.


Oliver’s career-best not enough against Shockers AUSTIN FLYNN Daily Egyptian Sophomore guard Teri Oliver played the best offensive game of her career with 26 points, but it was not enough to win, which is what Oliver said she really wants for her team. “I was trying to do stuff for the team, coach told me to look score more and be more offensively minded and just trying to keep the team in the game,” Oliver said. The Salukis fell to the Wichita State Shockers 69-46, which was SIU’s 18th consecutive loss. Tiber said she was impressed with Oliver’s play, and she is not sure most of the guards on the team are up to Oliver's level. “I think you could put her on most teams in the (Missouri Valley Conference), and she’s a great Valley guard,” Tiber said. Oliver’s 26 points beat her previous best of 25 against Indiana State on Feb. 24. Coming into the game, Tiber said she was worried about the athletic ability of the Shockers. “My major concern would be, ‘Can we handle their athleticism?’ and the answer was no,” she said. Freshman center CiCi Shannon said the speed of the Shockers didn't hurt them as bad as their

own lack of drive in the game. “It was a minor set back, we could have gotten back a lot more, a lot of times, we just didn't run back,” Shannon said. Wichita State went on a seven point run early in the game that was stopped by Oliver who made a 3-pointer and brought the score to 11-4. SIU ran into trouble as the Shockers drove the ball to the hoop scoring a majority of their points that way in the first half. With 12 minutes left on the clock in the first half, the Salukis trailed 17-6. Oliver was the only player with points on the board and the only starter who remained on the floor for the first eight minutes of the game. Wichita State showed its athleticism when it employed a full-court press on the Salukis, which resulted in many turnovers throughout the first half. At the five-minute mark, the Salukis were down by a doubledigit margin, 30-14. With 1:45 left on the clock in the first, the tenacious defense of the Shockers gave way to more than 10 fouls. These fouls resulted in six points for the Salukis as the team shot 46.2 percent from the free-throw line. At halftime, the Salukis trailed

Freshman center CiCi Shannon struggles for a rebound Thursday night during the Salukis’ home game against Wichita State. SIU lost 69-46, marking its 18th consecutive conference defeat. LAUREN LEONE DAILY EGYPTIAN

the Shockers 36-21 and gave up 13 turnovers compared to five from Wichita State. The Schockers also had more assists and steals than SIU, with seven and nine, respectively, the Salukis only having four and three. The Salukis also only put up half as much shots from within the paint that gave the Shockers a 16-point advantage in that respects. Oliver put up an impressive first half scoring 13 points, stealing the ball twice and had one assist. Only two minutes into the second

half, the Salukis would commit three fouls, two of them being from freshman center CiCi Shannon, which got her switched out for junior forward Charnise Mitchell. The Salukis defense lacked halfway through the second half and allowed the Shockers to score 15 points in the first 10 minutes of the half, while the Salukis scored six points in that time span. As the second half progressed, SIU couldn’t get close to the basket and had to resort to shooting 3-pointers, but the team only shot

18.8 percent from behind the arc for the game. Senior forward Katrina Swingler fouled out of the game with six and a half minutes left on the clock, Shannon took her place on the court. The Salukis will play their final game of the regular season at 2:05 Saturday against Missouri State at the SIU Arena.

Austin Flynn can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 282.


Salukis head to Memphis on five-game losing streak JUSTIN KABBES Daily Egyptian After a week of losses that included three straight to No. 7 South Carolina, the SIU baseball team has a chance to earn some wins this weekend. SIU will play in the threegame Memphis Baseball Classic. The Salukis (2-6) will play Eastern Kentucky (3-5), coach Ken Henderson’s old team, Oral Roberts (3-4) and Memphis (5-2) Friday through Sunday. Henderson coached Oral Roberts from 1987-89. The Salukis’ current losing streak matches the longest the Salukis endured last season. Three of those five losses were against defending national champions South Carolina. Junior right-handed pitcher Cameron Maldonado gave

up seven hits and nine runs in oneplus inning in Friday’s game. Despite his performance, Henderson said he thinks he will still become a good player after some things are worked out. Sophomore left-handed pitcher Cody Forsythe said he’s not worried. “I think some of our guys are just trying to find their own game,” Forsythe said. The Gamecocks shut out the Salukis during the Saturday game 4-0, which was the first time the Salukis had been shut out since May 12, 2009, when SIU fell to Saint Louis 4-0. However, there were still positives for the Salukis last weekend. Forsythe threw SIU’s first complete game since the 2009 season Saturday at South Carolina. Also, junior outfielder Jordan Sivertsen led the Salukis with a .400 batting average. He contributed four hits, including a double and his

first home run of the season, against South Carolina. Henderson said the two main things the team is working to improve going in to this weekend are being more consistent on offense and cleaning up mistakes on defense. “We hit some good balls, but we have stretches where … we give too many (at bats) away,” Henderson said. “We may miss a fly ball here, or we miss a cut-off man there. Those things add up.” The Salukis’ roster is made up of mostly underclassmen. Nineteen of the 28 players are freshmen or sophomores. SIU’s first opponent Eastern Kentucky’s five losses have been by an average of 4.2 points this season. Its last game was a 5-0 shutout against Western Carolina. Sunday will be just the second

time in Saluki history the team has faced Memphis. The Tigers swept another Missouri Valley Conference team, the Evansville Purple Aces, on Feb. 18-20. Henderson said the questions about who would be on the mound this season are starting to be answered. Although, Henderson said he hasn’t fully made up his mind. He said Forsythe is making progress and Maldonado has potential. “I feel good about what I’ve seen,” Henderson said. “I have a lot of confidence in those guys.” Assistant coach Ryan Strain said the pitchers and the younger players are a work in progress but he is also confident about what he’s seen. “They’re taking the challenge of pitching against some pretty good teams,” Strain said. Senior center fielder Chris

Murphy has a chance to pass a milestone this weekend. He is two hits away from 200 hits for his career. Last season Murphy was a second team All-MVC player. The three-game weekend will end SIU’s 11-game road trip to start the season. The team’s first home game is Tuesday against Le Moyne, but Henderson said being on the road more often has its advantages. “They’re spending a lot of time with each other,” he said. “They’re a really tight group. I’ve spent more time with them than my real family lately, actually.” SIU starts the tournament against Eastern Kentucky at 1 p.m. today at FedEx Park in Memphis.

Justin Kabbes can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 256.













MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BASKETBALL

Junior SIU forward Mamadou Seck blocks a shot by Illinois State guard Austin Hill during the first half of the Salukisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first game in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Thursday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Salukis beat the Redbirds 57-54 and will play conference champion Missouri State at noon today. JAMES DURBIN DAILY EGYPTIAN

SIU advances with win over Redbirds CORY DOWNER Daily Egyptian

The SIU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team had fewer rebounds, a lower shooting percentage and fewer points in the paint, but it was able to steal the victory over Illinois State 57-54 Thursday in the play-

in round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. SIU (13-18, 5-13 MVC) had nine steals and made 15 turnovers in the game, which opened up the court and created a faster pace. SIU proved holding on to the ball and fundamental basketball will give any team a chance to win,

coach Chris Lowery said. Lowery said every team in the tournament knows every game is a must-win and he was pleased with the attitude and performance of his team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always pressure,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They responded and showed they wanted to play more.â&#x20AC;?

The Salukis controlled the pace of the game with their defensive play and quick counterattacks. SIU took advantage of the opportunities generated by scoring 10 fast break points throughout the game and scoring 14 points from the Redbirdsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 15 turnovers.

At the end of the first half, the Salukis were on top 2621. The Salukis played sound defense, but their shooting was the main weakness to their overall production. Please see TOURNEY | 11


Middle school team celebrates championship

AUSTIN FLYNN Daily Egyptian The Carbondale Middle School boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team celebrated their state championship over some good old-fashioned barbecue Thursday at Southern Que restaurant. This was the first time the Cougars have won the state championship. Laughter and high spirits filled the restaurant when the team came in to relish in their victory. Joyner Deamer, one of the

teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three captains, said not only does the win mean a lot to him, but the city of Carbondale as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a community, and for us as Carbondale Middle School, we have never won, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool to be the first to represent our school like this,â&#x20AC;? he said. Fellow captain Denzel McCauley said he remembers the turning point of the championship game and how it gave the team the victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got a double block to seal the victory at 2.9 (seconds remaining),â&#x20AC;? McCauley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Deamer) nipped it, and then I blocked it.â&#x20AC;?

Many congratulations went around the restaurant. Owner Sidney Logwood commended the boys for their hard work and perseverance. Logwood said the boys have a bright future ahead of them, and there should be people looking out for the players in the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll all have to forgive me; I was at the high school today and my intent was to invite the basketball coach over â&#x20AC;Ś because he needs to take a peep at you guys,â&#x20AC;? Logwood told the team. Allen Billinger, another team


s a community, and for us as Carbondale Middle School, we have never won, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool to be the first to represent our school like this. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joyner Deamer team captain captain, said he looks forward to playing high school basketball because the coaches know what to expect from them now that the team has won the state championship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all excited; we know what to expect, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot

of seniors leaving, and we hope to play varsity,â&#x20AC;? Billinger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad just because the coach there knows what we accomplished.â&#x20AC;?

Austin Flynn can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 282.

Daily Egyptian, Mar. 4th, 2011  

The Daily Egyptian student newspaper for Mar. 4th, 2011.

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