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Hate chalk stirs up campus Investigation into incident underway RYAN VOYLES Daily Egyptian A police investigation is ongoing after a piece of racist graffiti written in chalk was discovered Thursday morning near Lawson Hall. University spokesman Rod Sievers said campus police are investigating the situation, though he was unsure what charges could be filed. The grafitti “Kappa Kappa Kappa: whites onlyâ€? was first reported to campus police around 10 a.m., said Sievers. He said it was quickly washed off and a police report was filed soon afterward. Father Joseph Brown, director of Africana studies, said the racist graffiti troubled him. “We don’t know who put that on the ground ‌ but all I know is if the public space makes me feel uncomfortable, that’s terrorism — I don’t know what other way to put it,â€? he said. “It’s anonymous, threatening behavior that tells me I’m not safe and should not be comfortable.â€? Brown said though he has not personally come into contact with racial attitudes, he has noticed a rise in racism through online anonymity. “The meanness of language, and the hatefulness of the expressions has really disturbed me,â€? he said. “So I haven’t heard or seen signs or things written on the sidewalks and walls, but I do feel like the mean-spirited discourse in the Internet stuff. And that’s the one area that has really bothered me for the last year or so.â€? Andy Morgan, coordinator of student development and adviser for fraternities and sororities, said there is no group named Kappa Kappa Kappa on campus. He said the entire greek community was embarrassed someone would portray their groups as racist. “We were pretty embarrassed, thinking, ‘Who could do this?’â€? Morgan said. “Someone could consider this a prank, but you could easily look at this as a hate crime, too.â€? Please see KAPPA | 2


RIDE ON Missy Gurga, a junior from Schaumburg studying mass communication, works her quarter horse Ben at Autumn Ridge Acres off Autumn Ridge Road. Gurga said the stable was built this summer because the last facility did not

have an indoor arena or stalls. The horses were moved to the new location Monday, she said. “This is definitely a great improvement,� Gurga said. “There are miles of trails to ride around here, too.�

Budget puts brakes on shuttle bus service to airport MICHARA CANTY Daily Egyptian While most students sleep, Romann Frost has already crossed campus to catch the earliest van service to take him to his aviation classes. Saluki Express Route 3, which traveled to Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, was eliminated due to budget concerns, said Lori Stettler, director of the Student Center. “No student fee increase was approved for this service; therefore we had to eliminate a route (route 3) to stay within the budget,� she said. “We made the choice to eliminate this route based on last year’s rider-


t is inconvenient for them to get rid of our route because it is an important route for kids to get to class. There should not be any reason necessary to eliminate the original route. — Romann Frost a sophomore studying aviation technology

ship numbers. This route had the lowest ridership of all the Saluki Express routes. This was a much more cost effective solution given the small number of riders.� But with help from the School of Aviation, support of the provost’s and student affairs office, van service for aviation students have been departing from Mae Smith Hall at 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,

bringing students back to campus at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. “It is inconvenient for them to get rid of our route because it is an important route for kids to get to class,� said Frost, a sophomore from Seattle studying aviation technology. “There should not be any reason necessary to eliminate the original route.� But David NewMyer, chairperson of aviation management and

flight, said there have been organizational issues with transporting aviation students to and from the campus, with vans leaving students behind and not getting students back in time for their other classes. “The (service) cuts were made over the summer,� NewMyer said. “We (department of aviation management, flight and aviation technology) had no input. We want to make sure the students are serviced.� Frost said the substitute service is ridiculous. The main problem is the time gaps between departure and arrival times, withholds him from making it to other classes on time, he said. Please see BUS | 4

Sigler: ‘Parking an issue of convenience, not availability’ LAUREN LEONE Daily Egyptian Todd Sigler said students should be able to find parking this early into the semester, though it may not be at the most convenient location. There are 11,864 total parking spaces available, said Brian Mager, administrative assistant for traffic and parking, and more than 10,000

decal stickers are issued annually to faculty, residents, visitors and students, as previously reported by the Daily Egyptian in 2004. But not all of these parking spaces are available to students, Mager said. According to SIUC’s Parking Division, there are 357 handicapped spaces; 180 visitor only; 121 15-minute/loading/unloading; and 147 are designated for

service vehicles. There are 2,224 blue parking spaces available to faculty and staff; 1,845 green parking spaces are available to only on-campus residences; 2,039 yellow parking are available for visitors, community and student Recreation Center users; 8,200 are available to red commuters. Although there are over 8,000 red spaces available, a little over 6,800 red decals were sold in

2010, Mager said. Red commuters have a higher number of spaces available than the rest because those students are allowed to park in green and yellow spaces as well, he said. SIUC’s Parking Division also does not have a cutoff number to stop selling decals, Mager said. Please see PARKING | 4



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Since student organizations were outside Wednesday night chalking, or drawing logos and messages on the sidewalk with chalk, someone probably took advantage of the available chalk, Morgan said. “We’re thinking people just left some pieces of chalk out, just a little bit, and someone found it and started writing with it,” he said. Other student organizations had graffiti on their chalk drawings as well, including material Morgan said was offensive to women, but the Kap-



pa logo was the only racial one. He said it was the worst sort of attack he has seen since coming to the university 18 years ago as an undergraduate. “There’s been some stuff before, but never something this prevalent,” Morgan said. “Some people might think it’s a joke, but I think it’s a pretty cowardly way to show off your free speech.” Morgan said while he hopes this never happens again, the way the campus community came together against the racial graffiti was reassuring. “Hopefully we can make this a teachable lesson for everybody,”


he said. “We can have a discussion that even something like this can be hateful and hurtful to people, and that something we don’t accept on this campus.” Brown said it is important not avoid the issue, but to stand strong and do something about it. “When we see what is disturbing, we don’t just walk over it,” he said. “We stop, we pay attention and we deal with it. That’s what we’re on this campus for ... We confront these things and choose responses that are proactive, moral and concerned about those people who are the victim of it. We can all do something about it.”

POLICE BLOTTERS Jackson County Three area residents were hospitalized after a head-on collision Wednesday on U.S. Highway 51, .5 miles north of South Illinois Avenue, according to a Jackson County Sheriff’s department release stated. Jackson County deputies responded to the traffic accident at approximately 9:43 a.m., the release stated. Jonesboro resident James Smith was traveling northbound when he crossed the centerline and collided with southbound vehicle operated by Marcus Deamer, a

Carbondale resident. While emergency crews worked on the injured drivers and one passenger, both north and southbound lanes were closed. Smith’s passenger was identified as Josie Kotosky, also a Jonesboro resident. Both injured drivers and the passenger were transported from the scene, by ambulance, to Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Smith was later taken to a hospital in St. Louis, Mo., by air ambulance for further treatment. The accident remains under further investigation. Jackson County Sheriff’s office is asking anyone who might have information regarding this accident to contact the sheriff’s office.

Campus SIUC student, Raheem N. Jefferson, 18, of Markham, was arrested at Schneider Hall on Wednesday on a failure to appear warrant out of Cook County, a department release stated. The original charge was driving under the influence of alcohol. Jefferson was unable to post the required bond and was transported to Jackson County Jail, according to the release.

Corrections In the Wednesday edition of the Daily Egyptian, the caption for the story “Alumni, administrators usher in new era for Saluki football” should have read members of the Saluki Shakers. The Daily Egyptian regrets this error.

The front page story in the Thursday edition of the Daily Egyptian should have said “College of MCMA plans $269K in budget cuts,” and the cuts were enough to keep Kingcade. The front page pull quote should have been attributed to Walter Metz. The Daily Egyptian regrets these errors.

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Veterans take advantage of federal money RYAN SIMONIN Daily Egyptian Chris Piha said more veterans are taking advantage of federal money provided by Chapter 33 of the G.I. Bill which allows veterans to get their tuition and fees paid in full. Piha, Veterans Center coordinator, said this is the third semester student veterans at SIUC have had access to the federal money, which covers the veterans’ tuition and fees. He said the number of students using Chapter 33 has been increasing with each semester. “In the fall 2009, 158 veterans received their Chapter 33 benefit. Last semester alone we had 186 veterans who received it, and I predict this semester to be much higher,” Piha said. Piha said the more student veterans who use Chapter 33, the more it helps the school budget. He said when a student veteran uses the Illinois Veterans Grant, the school is stuck with the bill because it is an unfunded mandate, but if student veterans use Chapter 33, their tuition and fees are covered by


federal funding. Aside from saving the university money, the Veterans Center has helped new veterans transition back into college life. Piha, who is a veteran himself, said starting college could be a stressful time for veterans once they get out of the military. He said the Veterans Center on campus has a serious commitment to helping veterans early on and throughout their college career. The Veterans Center is completely staffed by veterans, which makes a difference in the way services are provided, Piha said. He said the center is used to primarily deal with only educational issues but since the program’s expansion in the past year it can help a veteran with just about anything. “When new veterans come to see us, right away they feel at ease,” Piha said. “There is that shared experience and bond when they come through the door and they know they are going to be taken care of.” Melissa Jany, a sophmore from Chester studying chemistry, said the

hen new veterans come to see us, right away they feel at ease. There is that shared experience and bond when they come through the door and they know they are going to be taken care of.

— Chris Piha Veterans Center coordinator


Cadets Thomas Girth, Jonathon Rivera, Jessica who had not yet sworn into the military would do Griffin, Zach Linneman, and Aaron Johnson conduct so. According to Cpt. Jonathan Cape, SIU has more the oath of office, swearing into the Army ROTC than 100 cadets in the Army ROTC program alone. program Thursday. Lt. Col. Downey administered After graduation from SIU, they will rank as second the oath and added that he hoped that the cadets lieutenants in the U.S. Army. people at the Veterans Center were more than 7,000 schools and made community,” Piha said. helpful in every way possible, which a list of the top 15 percent of the colTrevor Schwendau, a sophomore made the transition to college much leges, universities and trade schools from Byron studying information easier this semester. that offered excellent service for systems and technology, said the “They definitely made me feel like veterans and active-duty military people at the Veteran Center made family and they were extremely wel- personnel. all the bit of difference. coming to me,” Jany said. “Walking in and seeing that the SIU also received the Governors’ SIU has earned a reputation for Award for Excellence in Veterans governor had even acknowledged assisting student veterans as it was Education in May. what they do here made me think that honored by G.I. Jobs magazine for “This just shows the collabora- I was in good hands,” Schwendau said. the second year in a row as one of tion between all the different indi1,220 schools nationwide named viduals and offices on campus that Ryan Simonin can be reached at as a “Military Friendly School for have worked together to provide 2011”. G.I. Jobs magazine polled outstanding services for a deserving or 536-3311 ext. 274.



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Based on the numbers, red commuters can park in 69 percent of the available space; residence with green decals can park in 17 percent of the available space; and yellow decals, which includes visitors and Recreation Center users, uses roughly 16 percent of available space. Most of yellow decal parking is available near Abe Martin Field and SIU Arena. All across campus, there are high-demand, high-traffic areas, said Sigler, director of public safety. “It’s more of an issue of convenience than availability,” he said. Mager said he believes there are no major difficulties with parking at the beginning of the semester. However, he said when students haven’t taken time to look over their class schedule beforehand, it becomes an issue. “They need to look out for not only for parking lots close by but also for nearby alternative locations,” he said. “This is useful when a student is running late for class.” Thompson Point, where there is mainly staff, resident and



Sean Hartin, a freshman from Champaign studying aviation technology and management, said he does not have much other means to get to the airport. “This is kind of inconvenient for me because I want to get to

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handicap parking, is one of the more problematic areas for traffic violations, Sigler said. Whittney Sinks, a senior from Harrisburg studying English, said it’s nearly impossible to park at the parking garage near Faner Hall. “I used to try to park on top of the parking garage but that’s pretty much a dream,” she said. Designated blue lots, such as the one beside Lawson Hall, are other areas commonly violated, Sigler said. “People with red decals think it’s just a little bit closer than the one directly across the street,” he said. “It’s not four blocks away.” Sinks said parking in that lot is difficult during certain times of the day. “I would come at least thirty minutes early and have to circle around multiple times just to find someone pulling out of their space,” she said. Sinks said despite having difficulty finding a parking spot, she has never received a warning or citation. In the first week of the semester, campus police issue warnings, rather than citations, to students

who park in lots with the wrong decal color, Sigler said. But that will change soon. “As far as parking with the wrong color decal and getting by

with only a warning, that period is over,” Sigler said. He said campus police try to give students a reasonable time period early in the semester, but

campus much sooner,” Hartin said. “It’s going to be more work.” Out of the 340 students attending the airport daily, more than 10 percent of those students depend on transit service, NewMyer said. Roughly 39 students have used the service consistently, he said. Larry Dietz, vice chancellor of student affairs, and Don Rice, in-

terim provost, have offered limited funding for a van service to get the semester started until the magnitude of the issue is known. “We are not planning to reinstate this year due to budget cuts in the Saluki Transit program,” Dietz said. “We also hope to include a modest increase in the Mass Transit fee for next year to accom-

modate the demand. With a modest increase in the Mass Transit fee and based upon demand, a bus could be provided next year.” As the Tech Center is built and with more students utilizing that facility, it is likely that the demand will increase and the school will do their best to accommodate new demand if the

hand out citations as soon as officers see students violating more often. “We keep every citation, even warnings, on file and if someone continues to violate in the same area, we would know and start issuing tickets,” Sigler said. Campus police have a low tolerance for violators in certain parking areas such as assigned, restricted and handicapped, he said. “Even in the first week of the semester, there’s no reason to allow people to violate those areas,” he said. “And they may end up with a citation. We want people to comply on their own, but unfortunately it’s the nature of the beast.” Sigler said he believes the parking dilemma is a matter of convenience. “There’s a belief there’s a parking problem when in reality, it could be there are some places on campus where parking is more limited,” he said. “If you don’t find a space there, it just means you may have to park further away.”

Lauren Leone can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 255. funding is approved, said Dietz. “(The route) should be reinstated and they should find other unnecessary things they can get rid of because this is very important to the aviation students,” Frost said.

Michara Canty can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 259.





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Bus, budget prioritization a must at SIUC AHMED ALI SENIOR STUDYING AVIATION TECHNOLOGY It may puzzle some minds to see the enrollment at SIUC continue to decline while our competing neighbors taunt us with record-breaking numbers in that department. With all the anti-administration sentiments that have filled the past couple of issues of the DE, this statistic is not that alarming and might, in fact, be predictable, as SIUC seem to have forgotten about one of its key constituents — the students. I absolutely agree with the writer of the guest column in Wednesday’s issue, that we students are the ones ul-

timately affected by sharp budget cuts, regardless of what anyone has said to the contrary. While the image of this university is being masqueraded by a $83 million project already in progress, what I have to say may seem pale in comparison. It may even be so petty that most officials at SIUC may not even be aware of this concern. But to me, and more than 40 other students distressed by it, this is more newsworthy than the suspense of whether an elite few can get to drink beer at the football game. I am talking of course about the drastic rescheduling of the Saluki Express, specifically the elimination of Route 3 that many of us aviation stu-

dents have depended on for years to get to classes at Southern Illinois Airport, which is about a 20-minute drive from campus. Unsurprisingly, when I inquired, cuts in the budget were the excuse given for this elimination. With more than 300 students between the two departments of Aviation Technologies and Aviation Management and Flight, each paying at least $48 or more as the Mass Transit Fee — depending on if you are out-ofstate or international — students pay more than $14,400 each semester for transportation that they are not getting. All the while, students who are not even registered at SIUC can take hour-

ly bus rides to John A. Logan College. After several students approached the chair of the Department of Aviation Technologies, who was not even informed of the cancellation, he, with the help of the dean of College of Applied Sciences and Arts, partially reinstated the transportation to the airport three times daily with just two stops: Mae-Smith Hall and the airport. Although this is certainly better than nothing, this is impractical and definitely unfair to those students with aviation majors who live at places like Thompson Point as well as those who moved into off-campus apartments to get closer to the bus stops on the route to the airport. Depending on their class sched-

ules, students may even need to take the bus more than three hours in advance of their class and may need to wait up to four hours after the class ends — a prime example of SIUC taking care of its students. Personally, I think that it is a shame that we do not live in the glory days of SIU, because somehow I don’t think that students from 40 years ago would have allowed something like this to be determined, in secrecy, by people who never have to take the bus. At this point, I don’t know what’s more insulting: the fact that our own school seems to have forgotten about us, or the fact that new stops on the bus route, such as Buffalo Wild Wings, were deemed more important than our classes.


Student services, area resources make SIUC home ROSEMARY E. SIMMONS COUNSELING CENTER DIRECTOR

The number of years you’ve attended this university is not what determines if SIUC feels like home. Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, the major factor that makes SIUC home, versus an institution at which you are receiving your degree, is a sense of belonging. A primary factor that determines if students stay at their university, transfer or drop out is having a personal connection with at least one other person. Students who have found their niche stay. Students who believe they don’t fit in are more likely to leave. So, how do you begin to feel like you belong? This challenge will be different for each of you.

Factors such as where you came from, personality style and cultural background will all influence your approach in making SIUC your home. The most important principle in creating that sense of belonging is to keep a balance of the familiar while taking risks to take advantage of new opportunities. Continue to be involved in activities that are meaningful to you. Keeping with familiar routines helps maintain a sense of continuity in life, helping us feel safe and secure. We need that feeling of safety to learn and to have the energy to try new experiences. Keep in touch with your closest friends and family members. Share with them your excitement, anxiety and new experiences.

You’ve probably heard the only thing to do at SIUC is party. Well, here are just a few suggestions of other activitie available to you. Join a Group — Student Development has a listing of over 450 Registered Student Organizations. Check out your options at http:// Move your Body — If you like the outdoors, Southern Illinois is the place to be. SIUC is surrounded by parks, lakes, hiking and biking trails, camping sites, etc. Get a group of people together and explore. http://www.reccenter. If you aren’t the outdoors type, you can exercise in comfort at the Student Recreation Center. Sign up for a class, go for a swim or ride a

bike and people watch. Visit http:// for more of what the center has to offer. Volunteer — Volunteering brings many personal and practical rewards. We all feel better about ourselves when we help others. Plus it’s a great experience to add to your resume. So, take the leap to help yourself and someone else. Expand your cultural experiences – SIUC has a rich tradition of diversity and you are a part of that tradition. Learn about other cultures, beliefs and values, and help fellow students better know your culture. Explore SIUC’s multicultural opportunities by visiting International Programs and Services

html or Multicultural Programs, Student Development. Visit http:// for a full listing of events. Explore the arts — make your own art at the Student Center Craft Shop — www.SIUCstudentcenter. org/craftshop/index.html — or enjoy the art of others by attending concerts, theatre, mixed media or public lectures. Check our calendar at As hard as we try to belong, stress, relationship problems and anxiety get in our way. If you struggle or experience undue stress, remember we are here to help. The Counseling Center is here to assist you with personal, academic and relationship concerns. Contact us at 453-5371 or


Oil spill highlights bigger ocean policy issues, dangers ROBERT RICHMOND MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE The recent tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico has focused our nation’s attention on the challenge of balancing competing uses of our marine resources. The threat from oil spills, however, is just one of the problems our oceans face today. Fortunately, July 19, President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order establishing a new

unified national ocean policy. This new national policy has the potential to dramatically improve the state of our oceans — providing us with an invaluable tool, the National Ocean Council, to untangle the maze of laws and regulations that govern everything from reefs to offshore energy resources. Coral reefs, among our world’s most striking natural treasures, provide a prime example. Over the last 36 years I have witnessed their exten-

sive degradation, as pollution, global warming and destructive fishing practices continue to take a tremendous toll on these fragile ecosystems and the people who depend on them. These reefs provide economic benefits for many U.S. communities, valued at hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Nearly half of all federally managed fish populations depend on coral reefs and adjacent habitats for a part of their life cycles. Existing federal legislation,

though, is largely outdated. Our oceans are managed by more than 140 laws and 20 agencies, in a disjointed system with often conflicting goals. An integrated national ocean policy will not clean up our oceans or restore depleted resources overnight, but it is a key step forward. Reefs and other marine ecosystems cannot truly be managed. Fish, corals and other sea creatures will do what their genetics dictate. We can, however strive to manage human ac-

tivities responsible for degrading and devastating marine ecosystems. Obama’s plan presents an invaluable insurance policy on the future health of our oceans — providing us with the chance to make decisions on the use of our limited marine resources based on the best available biological, physical, economic and social sciences. Today’s mistakes will only increase the hardships felt tomorrow and become more costly to fix the longer we wait.



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Pakistani Taliban hint at possible attacks on foreign flood relief workers The Associated Press M I R A L I , Pa k i s t an — The Taliban hinted Thursday they may launch attacks against foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country’s his-

tory, saying their presence was “unacceptable.” The U.N. said it would not be deterred by violent threats. The militant group has attacked aid workers in the country before, and an outbreak of violence could complicate a relief effort that has

already struggled to reach the 8 million people who are in need of emergency assistance. Pakistani Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq claimed the U.S. and other countries that have pledged support are not really focused on providing aid to flood victims but had other

motives he did not specify. “Behind the scenes they have certain intentions, but on the face they are talking of relief and help,” Tariq told The Associated Press by telephone from an undisclosed location. “No relief is reaching the affected people, and when the

victims are not receiving help, then this horde of foreigners is not acceptable to us at all.” He strongly hinted that the militants could resort to violence, saying “when we say something is unacceptable to us, one can draw one’s own conclusion.”

1 in 10 homeowners with a mortgage is at risk of foreclosure The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The jobs crisis is putting more Americans at risk of losing their homes.

One in 10 households has missed at least one mortgage payment, and more than 2 million homes have been repossessed since the recession began. Few expect the outlook to improve until companies start to

hire steadily again and layoffs ease. And while there was some good news Thursday — a modest decrease in the number of Americans filing for jobless benefits for the first time in a month — the figure

is still too high to bring down the unemployment rate. So the housing crisis goes on, even though the average rate on a 30year mortgage fell again this week to an all-time low of 4.36 percent.

“Ultimately, the housing story, whether it is delinquencies, homes sales or housing starts, is an employment story,” said Jay Brinkmann, the top economist for the Mortgage Bankers Association.

FDA says salmonella found in feed sold to both farms at center of massive recall The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Food and Drug Administration officials say they have found positive samples of salmonella that link two Iowa farms

to a massive egg recall. FDA officials said Thursday that investigators found salmonella in chicken feed at Wright County Egg that was used by that farm and also Hillandale Farms. They also found additional samples of salmonella in

other locations at Wright County Egg. More than 550 million eggs from the two farms were recalled this month after they were linked to salmonella poisoning in several states. Also Thursday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Preven-

tion said that there could now be as many as 1,470 illnesses linked to the outbreak, about 200 more than previously thought. Sherri McGarry of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition said the salmonella found

at Wright County Egg matches the fingerprint of the salmonella found in many of those who were sickened. She said the tests indicate that contaminated feed is a source of the outbreak but possibly not the only source.

Attacks in North Afghan raise fears that Taliban are expanding beyond southern strongholds The Associated Press KABU L , A f g h a n i s t a n — Eight Afghan police gunned down at a checkpoint. Campaign workers kidnapped. Spanish trainers shot dead on their base. A spurt of violence this week in provinces far from the Taliban’s main southern strongholds suggests the insurgency is spreading, even as the top U.S. commander insists the coalition has reversed the militants’ momentum in key areas of the ethnic Pashtun south where the Islamist movement was born. Attacks in the north and west of the country — though not militarily significant — demonstrate that the Taliban are becoming a threat

across wide areas of Afghanistan even as the United States and its partners mount a major effort to turn the tide of the nearly 9-yearold war in the south. The latest example occurred Thursday when about a dozen gunmen stormed a police checkpoint at the entrance to the city of Kunduz, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Eight policemen were killed, provincial police chief Abdul Raziq Yaqoubi said. Also Thursday, a candidate in next month’s parliamentary elections said 10 of her campaign workers were kidnapped while traveling in the northwestern province of Herat, 450 miles (725 kilometers) west of the capital.

Glenn Beck headlines big rally Saturday The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Glenn Beck says it’s just a coincidence his Restoring Honor rally on Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial will take place on the anniversary and at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. But he’s hardly apologizing for the connection. “This is going to be a moment that you’ll never be able to paint people as haters, racists, none of it,” he says of the event featuring Sarah Palin and other conservative political and cultural figures. “This is a moment, quite honestly, that I think we reclaim the civil rights movement.”

Some civil rights veterans are skeptical. “When we heard about Glenn Beck, it was puzzling,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said. “Because if you read Dr. King’s speech, it just doesn’t gel with what Mr. Beck or Mrs. Palin are representing.” Beck, a popular figure among tea party activists and a polarizing Fox News Channel personality, is headlining the event, and Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and a potential 2012 president candidate, will be a prominent speaker. But Beck told his television audience again on Thursday that it’s not about politics.


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Salukis to get new facilities next year

What’s a tradition worth? Big Ten says $10 million

SEAN O’CONNOR NICK JOHNSON Daily Egyptian Though a track wasn’t included in the plans for Saluki Stadium, Athletic Director Mario Moccia said the university’s track and field teams may not have to wait long for new facilities. The men’s and women’s track teams will use McAndrew Stadium this season before being moved to a new complex next year, Moccia said. Saluki Stadium, the new home of Saluki football, was part of the university’s $83 million Saluki Way project. The project also includes renovations to the arena and construction of multiple student services buildings. Head Track Coach Connie Price-Smith said not having a track in Saluki Stadium won’t adversely affect her teams. “We are looking forward to having a new facility,” Price-Smith said. “We don’t have

to share (a stadium) with the football team anymore.” Demolition of McAndrew Stadium will begin in December with the removal of the grand stands, with plans for the rest of the facility coming down soon after, Moccia said. Until then the stadium, which had been the home of the football team since 1938, will also be used by the marching band and as a recreation sports area, he said. Moccia said there are no official land use plans yet for the McAndrew site, but possibilities include an Alumni Center or another sports facility. Tom Weber, director of media services, said the site is a valuable piece of real estate in the heart of campus. “It will continue to be for whatever foundation is built,” Weber said. Sean O’Connor can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 256.

JIM LITKE The Associated Press Despite some evidence to the contrary, the guys who run college football can count. So although there will be 12 teams in the Big Ten Conference by 2012 — and 10 teams in the Big 12 Conference, for that matter — don’t be distracted. That’s not the kind of math they get worked up over. What they worry about instead is how many more zeros can squeeze onto the TV rights checks. That’s the reason college football looks like a garage sale at the moment. Everything from longtime conference loyalties to rivalry games that stretch back a century has a tag attached to it as conferences bulk up to make themselves more attractive and forceful presences in a national championship picture that isn’t fully developed. People in the Midwest would argue there’s

no way to put a value on the Michigan-Ohio State game, but they’re wrong. It’s a rite of fall in these parts, a game that’s been played more than 100 times, usually as the culmination of the regular season and often with something beyond civic pride on the line. But making it just like any other game on any other fall weekend helps clear the way for realignment and a championship game in the Big Ten — which, with a full house on hand and a healthier TV sports market, could add something like $10 million a year to the conference’s bottom line. “We’ve had those debates. It’s a good one,” Commissioner Jim Delany told the Chicago Tribune earlier this week. “The question is whether you want to confine a game that’s one of the greatest rivalries of all time to a divisional game.” The answer is almost certainly yes, though Delany won’t say so yet. “We have not discussed this with our TV partners,” he said.


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Freshmen, transfers in spotlight as Salukis take on tough conference BRANDON COLEMAN Daily Egyptian Five new faces will join this season’s men’s golf team, yet coach Leroy Newton said he is confident his team will finish in the top five for most of his tournaments. He said he thinks his incoming players, which include three transfers from junior colleges, will start off slow but quickly improve to put the Salukis in contention for the Missouri Valley Conference championship. Newton said he sees Southern as one of the top teams in the MVC alongside Wichita State, Missouri State and Drake. Junior college standout David Griffin, a senior, will help lead the Salukis, as they won’t be returning any seniors of their own. Newton said sophomores Jake Erickson and Jeffrey Miller had good summers in Illinois Golf Association tournaments and has high expectations for them to play better than last season. Junior Richie Williams, of Gulfport, Miss., looks to be one of the players to have an immediate impact on the team, Newton said. He said he also expects junior Jared Harp, of Benton, to shoot well this season. Wichita State will be the Salukis’ toughest opponent, Newton said. “They’ve probably won (conference) the last five out of six or seven years. They’ve always got a good team,” Newton said. Miller said he shot only a couple of good scores last season but played and learned more about golf during the summer. He said former senior Patrick Scheil, who works at Hickory Ridge Golf Course, helped him with his putting and straight shots.



A member of the men’s golf team misses a put Feb. 26 at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale. The team will compete Sept. 13 in

the Wasioto Winds Kick-off Tournament in Pineville, Ky. The Salukis have three returning and five new members this season.

hey’ve probably won (conference) the last five out of six or seven years. They’ve always got a good team.

“This summer I actually lost a couple of golf tournaments because of bad decisions. That’s what it takes to learn how to play better golf, to have something dramatic to happen to you,” Miller said. Newton said the team would

— Leroy Newton Men’s Golf Team Coach have had a chance to win every tournament they played had every golfer been consistent. Aside from Griffin, George Tate, Richie Williams and Jared Harp should be key players on this season’s team. Tate said he focuses on his game

one swing at a time and doesn’t think long about bad shots because it only leads to a bad game. “You just have to stay calm because you can’t play golf when you’re frustrated,” he said. Tate and Miller said they are anx-

ious to compete at the MVC championship this season and hopefully qualify for the NCAA regionals. “Last year, we were close. (We’ve) been knocking on the door for a while. I would love to win this year because I know it’d be a huge step for our golf team and for SIU as far as men’s golf goes,” Tate said. Brandon Coleman can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269.

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“It made me feel like America was safer,” Castro said. Southern’s international swimmers said they knew little about Carbondale but each had his or her own likes about the town. Castro said she enjoys Carbondale’s small town atmosphere, and that it isn’t as dangerous to live in as parts of Brazil. Silveira said she likes the flexibility she has in Carbondale with her class and practice schedule. She said everything she needs is accessible in town and everyone is friendly. “I think the best thing (is) you can walk everywhere in (Carbondale). That’s one thing I wasn’t used to because I lived in a big city in Brazil,” Madeira said. Perez said he likes that residents show sup-

Sports port at swim team meets and other sporting events. Southern’s international swimmers said they’ve been to many American cities and, for the most part, the U.S. lived up to their preconceived notions. Madeira and Perez both said their favorite U.S. city is Chicago. Madeira visits his sister in Chicago for Thanksgiving each year. “The only bad thing about Chicago is the weather,” he said. After visiting Los Angeles, Castro said it was her favorite American city. Though they quickly acclimated to American culture in general, the internationl swimmers all agreed the language barrier was the most difficult to overcome. “The hardest thing was language in the beginning because when I first came here I didn’t speak English very well,” Silveira said.


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The Rushing sisters and Jenny Bernhardt are the three newcomers to the team. They will join Alisha Matthews, Meg Gilley, Alex Anderson, Shaina Rennegarbe and Amber Philips. Matthews led the 2009-10 team with a stroke average of 79 and recorded three top-ten finishes. Anderson, a senior from Swansea, was the only upperclassman last season. "Last year we had a rebuilding year. We didn't have any seniors," Daugherty said. Daugherty, who has been the women's golf coach for 25 seasons, said this is the deepest the team has been in her time as coach. She said the best team she led was the 2007 Missouri Valley Conference champions. The 2007 team consisted of six players


who could carry the load on any given day, Daugherty said. This year, she said there's eight players like that. The players know they have a chance of turning around the program's reputation, Matthews said. Matthews said the Salukis will not have any pressure from teams in the conference because the other teams don't think SIU can do much. The team has to prove itself, she said. "We know we can do it. We've just fallen short the last two years," Matthews said. "(With a) new team, new people, I think there's going to be a lot of good things seen from us this year."

Brandon LaChance can be reached or 536-3311 ext. 282.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

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For the answers to today’s puzzles, check out!

&URVVZRUG Across 1 W.E.B. Du Bois was among its founders 6 Coot’s cousin 10 Barcelona-born muralist 14 Of an arm bone 15 Coastal predator 16 Hawaii neighbor 17“The Wreck of the Mary __” 18 Benefit 19 Far Hills, N.J.-based sports org. 20 Oil company’s penchant for employee transfers? 23 Pennzoil letters 24 Carrier with a hub at LAX 25 Con opening 26 Arena cheer 29 Measure of

neighborhood drug traffic? 32 Part of CPA: Abbr. 35 Where Charlie was trapped, in a Kingston Trio hit 36 Doomed city 37 Red 38 Peruvian address 41“Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story”star Sherilyn 42 Puccini offering 44“__ Woman”: 1975 hit 45 Muy, across the Pyrenees 46 Egotism that brings you to tears? 50“Wheel of Fortune”buy 51 Half a cocktail 52“Kinda”suffix 53 Half-witted

56 Pigmentation variations? 60 Pedestal 62 Like Erté’s art 63 Any Frankie Avalon song 64 Follow 65 Gardener, at times 66 Like many a motel air conditioner 67 Crown’s girl, in a 1935 opera 68“Gotcha” 69 One who’s generally bottled up?

__” 5 Asset protection plan, briefly 6 Determined 7 __-Israeli War 8 Equitable way to pay 9 Sobieski of“Joy Ride” (2001) 10 Blue books? 11 1969 road movie 12 Toupee 13 Madre’s hermana 21 Injures badly 22 They’re not free of charge 27 Make restitution 28 Service songs 29‘90s“SNL”regular Cheri 30 Frenzy 31 Hardly the drill sergeant

Down 1 Sculptors’subjects 2 Billy Joel’s daughter 3 Has __ to grind 4 Puccini’s“O mio babbino


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Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold boarders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit

type 32 Coffee asset 33 Fowl on a menu 34 Climbers’obstacles 39 Man, e.g. 40 See, and then some 43 Fighting 47 Kingsley role 48 Family gathering staples 49 Crowd 53 Slew 54 Formal doorstep response 55“Yeah, right!!” 57 F and G, but not H 58 Slurpee alternative 59 __ gin 60 Sportscaster Costas 61 Harlem Globetrotters founder Saperstein

Virgo (Aug. 23--Sept. 22) — Today is a 5 — An older person points out the logic of borrowing instead of spending your own money. Do this only if you can comfortably pay back the loan.

Today's birthday — You have the edge now because your awareness is supplemented by keener insight. You sense emotional dynamics and respond to them almost before people feel anything. Combine intuition with logic to inform your decisions and actions.

Libra (Sept. 23--Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Others tell you to clean up your attitude. You can do this by focusing on more optimistic possibilities while remaining grounded in reality.

Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 6 — Stick to details as you try to complete an artistic project today. You don't have time to reinvent, so tweak what you have. Use practiced technique.

Scorpio (Oct. 23--Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Your typical work style meets with both appreciation and opposition today. Oh, well ... you can't please everyone. Do what you have to do.

Taurus (April 20--May 20) — Today is a 6 — It's all about love today, and also about privacy. Make plans for intimate moments after work. Remain flexible, as others need special attention.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22--Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — You wish it were Saturday. All you want to do today is play, so have fun with whatever work or recreation you've got scheduled. It's about the attitude.

Gemini (May 21--June 21) — Today is a 6 — Carry your list of household tasks. That way, you can pick up necessary items when you're out. Good advice comes in along the way.

Capricorn (Dec. 22--Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — Your website or email service has a breakdown. To fix it, apply all your resources. You're happier with the results if you manage the work yourself.

Cancer (June 22--July 22) — Today is a 5 — You hear things today that could be taken multiple ways. You're happier if you choose an optimistic perspective over depression.

Aquarius (Jan. 20--Feb. 18) — Today is a 5 — Use all your creative effort to complete an important piece of work. Your writing skills may be rusty, so allow time to edit or revise.

Leo (July 23--Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — As soon as you turn your attention towards the weekend, optimism increases exponentially. Don't forget to lock the office door on the way out.

Pisces (Feb. 19--March 20) — Today is a 6 — Everyone beats around the bush today, avoiding the central point. You need to find a way to ground wild assumptions. Just say it.


Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.


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Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

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Saluki Insider In addition to America’s own Landon Donovan, Major League Soccer has also brought in European superstars Thierry Henry, David Beckham and Rafael Marquez to help boost the popularity of the sport. Does MLS finally have enough fan appeal in the U.S. to begin competing with the other major sports leagues? Americans love their football and baseball, so I know no sport will ever replace those. However, by bringing in higher-profile players like Henry and Marquez, and with an even stronger showing from team USA at the next World Cup, I do believe it’s possible for our home-grown league to creep into more and more living rooms.


Soccer is a fun sport to play, but it is incredibly boring to watch. I can tell you one soccer player’s name and wouldn’t care if I forgot it. Some childhood games should stay on the playground, and soccer players should forget about million dollar professional contracts. Soccer will never touch hockey, much less one of the big three.


Not quite yet. There are lots of youth programs and Little league soccer teams that help promote the sport. However, football, basketball and baseball will continue to have a grasp over the majority of the American public.







International athletes adjust

BRANDON COLEMAN Daily Egyptian For most people living in an international country, being surrounded by people with different cultural values would warrant a difficult process of acclimation. But five SIU swimmers from Brazil, Egypt and Mexico said they didn’t experience culture shock. Freshmen Isabela Castro and Luisa Silveira, sophomores Marco Madeira and Mazen Aziz, and junior Cesar Perez have been in the United States for more than a year. Each one

said he or she noticed some cultural differences between the U.S. and their home countries, but not enough to make them feel uncomfortable. “In Brazil when we say hello, we kiss twice, but here everybody shakes hands,� Castro said. “People are a little bit different. We Brazilians like touching and hugging.� Silveira, also of Brazil, said peoples’ behaviors and greetings in the U.S were odd. All five athletes said he or she was familiar with American customs based on media feeds, visits to friends and family who live here, as well as

through exchange student programs. Aziz, of Egypt, said he met with head swim coach Rick Walker during a competition he had in Rome last year. Madeira, of Brazil, visited Carbondale on multiple occasions to see his sister Isabel Madeira who swam for SIU from 2005 to 2009. “I came here twice before I came to college to visit my sister so (America) wasn’t a big shock for me,� Madeira said. Perez, of Mexico, said Southern’s high number of international students helps negate any culture shock feelings.


Sophomore Mazen Aziz from Egypt waits between sets Thursday at the Edward J. Shea Natatorium in the Recreation Center. Aziz met SIU swimming and diving head coach Rick Walker at the Swimming World Championship in Rome 2009 and decided to come to SIU. Aziz said he enjoys swimming for a college team because he is able to concentrate on both his studies and his swimming. “My GPA here is 2.9; in Egypt it was 1.9,� he said. ISAAC SMITH DAILY EGYPTIAN

n Brazil when we say hello, we kiss twice, but here everybody shakes hands.

Madeira said the concept of sports and college, more importantly swimming as a team sport, intrigued him. He said in Brazil academics and athletics are completely separate. Perez and Aziz said the same was true in their countries. “In Mexico, swimming for me is more of an individual sport,� Perez said. Aziz said his grade point average is

— Isabela Castro freshman much higher in the U.S. as opposed to Egypt because sports and academics are combined here. Castro said she was excited that her exchange family in Utah didn’t lock the doors and windows every night. Please see SWIMMING | 11


Twins plan to rush to top of rankings BRANDON LACHANCE Daily Egyptian With help from freshmen twins, the women's golf team plans to move up the conference rankings after finishing seventh in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament last spring. Ashleigh and Cassie Rushing, freshmen from Herrin, are identical twins who will begin their collegiate golf career this year with


aving friends or family with you makes the game more enjoyable.

the Salukis. Head Coach Diane Daugherty said the Rushings seem to be a good fit with the talented nucleus of last season's team, which finished in the top five just once in nine tournaments.

— Ashleigh Rushing freshman The sisters have swung clubs together for 10 years and said they are excited to be in maroon collared shirts. Ashleigh Rushing said golfing with her sister has added something special at each

stage of golf tournaments, from childhood to high school. She said it is weird when Cassie and her have similar scores or make the same kind of shot after they discuss their previous rounds. "I always have someone to play with and talk about my rounds with," Ashleigh Rushing said. "Having friends or family with you makes the game more enjoyable." Daugherty said she's had trouble telling the Rushings apart but is do-

ing better the more she sees them. "Ashleigh is supposed to be the one who likes pink, but Cassie shows up wearing pink, so they play mind games with us," Daugherty said. Daugherty said she will play with the Rushings on Saturday to see if differences in their golf game will help her determine who is who. Please see GOLF | 11

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