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Enrollment drops 1.3 percent JEFF ENGELHARDT Daily Egyptian

Enrollment has dropped again at SIUC, according to a university press release. The enrollment number inched closer to 19,000 as the official 10-day count came in at 19,134, with the most substantial drop in the senior class at a loss of 286 students, according to the release. Overall, 255 fewer students at-

tend SIUC this semester compared to spring 2009. Director of Undergraduate Admissions Patsy Reynolds and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Victoria Valle deferred comments to the Chancellor’s office Friday and Monday. Chancellor Sam Goldman’s secretary said Monday Goldman’s official statement would be in the press release.

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While no one is quoted in the university-issued release, it stated, “Goldman is confident long-term enrollment strategies will begin to have an impact next fall,� citing increases in applications at this time. The decrease in enrollment came despite optimism from administrators in December. At a Board of Trustees executive session Dec. 9, Goldman said he believed the spring enrollment would have positive results.

“For the first time in two years, I am pleased to be here to talk about SIUC enrollment,� Goldman said at the meeting. “It’s a total delight.� At the time, 98 percent of freshman and 92 percent of sophomores had enrolled for the spring semester. The freshman class increased in the spring with 63 more freshmen than this time last year. The graduate school enrollment has increased by 25 students, while

international enrollment went up 44 students, bringing their respective totals to 3,977 and 1,095. The spring numbers do not bode well for Goldman’s goal of 22,500 students outlined in his 2008 State of the University address. During the speech Sept. 16, 2008, enrollment was at 20,673. Please see ENROLLMENT | 2

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Officers defend wage increase

ERIN HOLCOMB Daily Egyptian Undergraduate Student Government’s rules and regulations do not contain any clause that authorizes its members to increase executive wages, according to its Web site. Neither does anything state the opposite, USG President Priciliano Fabian said. USG approved an amendment Jan. 26 to increase four of its executive officers’ pay. The president will now be paid $4,000 a semester in-

stead of $1,800; the vice president $3,000 instead of $1,600; the chief of staff $2,200 instead of $1,600; and the executive assistant $1,500 instead of $800. The money comes out of student activity fees, which USG has full control of dispensing. “There’s nothing to say that we cannot create an amendment to change stipend amounts for executive officers,� he said. “But it’s really up to the senators to vote.� Please see WAGES | 3

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Priciliano Fabian, president of the Undergraduate Student Government, works at his desk Tuesday in the Student Center. The USG recently approved an amendment that gave Fabian a 122 percent increase in wages, or $1,800 to $4,000 a semester. Other executive officers also received raises through the amendment. (Bottom top left) The USG constitution indicates executive officers should receive wages, but not how much. (Bottom left) The group approved the Dec. 9 proposal at its Jan. 26 meeting.

Students confused, concerned with decision RYAN VOYLES Daily Egyptian The Undergraduate Student Government’s recent vote to increase wages for the president, vice president, chief of staff and executive assistant went unnoticed by some students and angered others. The Daily Egyptian spoke with 50 students at Faner Hall, Lawson Hall, Morris Library and the Student Center about the increases Monday. Out of the 50 people, 47 students were unaware of the wage increases, while only three were familiar with the story. Most of those who were unaware said they did not understand the reason for a raise. “I was not aware of any of this,� said Andrew Ansani, a junior from Carbondale studying history education. “In this economy, does it make sense to give themselves raises?� “Why would they be giving

themselves raises? I haven’t noticed anything around campus that has changed,� said Ramon Hernandez, an undecided freshman from Chicago. The senate was presented with the amendment Dec. 9 for discussion. It then passed the amendment at its next meeting Jan. 26, which will increase the president’s wages to $4,000 instead of $1,800; the vice president $3,000 instead of $1,600; the chief of staff $2,200 instead of $1,600; and the executive assistant $1,500 instead of $800. The money will come out of the student activity fees, which USG has full control of dispensing. USG President Priciliano Fabian said the raises were necessary since pay has not been increased in more than 20 years and tuition continues to increase. Jerry Littlejohn, a junior from Chicago studying criminal justice, was one of the three students who said they knew about the raise. He

said he does not understand why the senators are even being paid. “If you’re gonna go into the path of politics, then yeah you might want to join USG, but it shouldn’t be something you get paid for,� Littlejohn said. Brianna Phillips, a sophomore from Carbondale studying mass communication, said even though she knows the student government is important, she does not see a reason for wage increases. “I think the money should be spread out,� Phillips said. “I think they should work out different plans and rethink their strategy to do with the money they have.� John Helmers, a junior from Plano studying exercise science, also knew about the raises, and said he understands why the USG is increasing their wages but doesn’t think it is right. Please see REACTION | 2


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University covered in Saluki Express crash Beck Bus must meet minimum insurance requirements

JEFF ENGELHARDT Daily Egyptian The university will not have to pay for any damages stemming from the Saluki Express bus crash Jan. 26, said Lori Stettler, director of the Student Center. Saluki Express is a contracted service from Beck Bus, which is required to meet all the minimum insurance requirements with the university’s risk management office, said Chris Glidewell, director for risk management. Beck Bus officials did not return multiple messages left from Jan. 26 through Monday about standard procedures after a crash. Beck Bus would need a minimum of $1 million in insurance coverage per occurrence to enter into an agreement with SIUC, according to the Indemnification and Insurance Requirement form. Stettler, who works with the Saluki Express office in the Student Center,

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“I know these people make a lot of important decisions, things that are doing a lot for students like me,” Hel-

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“We want to turn this decline around and have set an ambitious, but I believe realistic goal of 22,500 in the next two to three years,” he said in the address. “To reach this goal, I am asking the deans to set a target of a 5 percent increase each year in college enrollment and a 5 percent improvement in retention

said it was the biggest crash involving an SIUC bus, but said she expects Beck Bus to handle the situation carefully and professionally. The crash involved a Saluki Express bus that hit four parked cars before slamming into the side of University Place 8. “We’ve contracted them with the confidence that they run (Saluki Express) in a professional manner, which they have always done,” Stettler said. “They have very good screening policies and procedures in place with regard to their drivers.” Stettler said Beck Bus officials could only give limited information about the next steps they would take because of the driver’s right to privacy after suffering a medical emergency, which led to the crash. John Parker — the driver of the bus — and three of the four passengers

were taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale after the crash to be treated for minor injuries and all have been released, according to a Carbondale police report. Dave Druker, representative for the Illinois Secretary of State, confirmed Parker had no past accidents or violations on his driving record and is certified for a Commercial Drivers License through November 2011. The status of Parker’s license — whether or when he’ll be allowed to continue driving — won’t be determined until after a full police report has been filed, Druker said. An investigation is still ongoing, according to the police report.

mers said. “I bet 75 percent of people on campus don’t even know how much they do for them. But I don’t think it’s right to give themselves (a raise). “Go to the Board of Trustees; apply for a grant — they should do something

like that. To sit down and just say ‘Hey, we deserve raises — that’s just wrong.’”

rate each year for their colleges.” Enrollment numbers for specific colleges were not made available Monday. While the enrollment decreases keep coming, early fall numbers indicate a possible step toward Goldman’s 2008 goal. The number of students admitted for the fall semester is up 27 percent compared to this time last year, according to the release.

The out-of-state tuition rates for students from Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas have also produced positive, early results. Applications from freshmen and transfer students out of those states have reached 640 compared to 439 at this time last year.

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Saluki Way project sees influx of donations RYAN VOYLES Daily Egyptian An end-of-the-month deadline for donations toward the Saluki Way project saw an influx of money come in for the project Sunday, according to Athletic Director Mario Moccia. “We’re really good right now,” Moccia said. “Adding together the last month, adding cash and donations, we’re somewhere around $11.5 million.” Administrators have been looking to raise around $21.5 million from private donations for Saluki Way. The first phase of Saluki Way includes a massive overhaul of campus, with the building of the new football stadium and the renovation of the SIU Arena being the primary focus, along with the construction of a student service building where McAndrew Stadium stands. The Athletic Department set a Sunday deadline for season-ticket holders to donate money toward the project in order to earn priority points for new seats. Those with the most priority points will get the first choice of new seats in both facilities. Chet Savage, associate athletic director of external operations, said the

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Senators discussed the amendment to increase the wages for executive officers in its last fall meeting Dec. 9, Fabian said. An amendment to the constitution must be proposed in one meeting for discussion and then discussed again and voted on in the next meeting, the USG constitution states. Senators asked questions about the amendment Dec. 9, but none expressed any disproval, Fabian said. He said his and others’ wages have not been increased in more than 20 years and the monetary needs of the executive officers have changed with the increase in tuition. The earliest paperwork the ex-

new seating program is necessary. “With an all-new football stadium and new seating for basketball, we couldn’t do the same as we did before,” Savage said. “We planned this program, and believe it is the fairest way to guarantee fans seats.” The deadline is not absolute, and there will be a grace period for some late donations still going toward priority points, Savage said. He said around $375,000 was donated in January. Moccia said the Athletic Department planned ahead for some donators pushing the set deadline. “We go into this knowing there are a lot of people who historically wait until the last minute,” Moccia said. “So I still think there’ll be some people who squeeze in under the wire. Tap on the window after you close the door and say, ‘Can we still get in?’” The next major date set by the Athletic Department will be in March, when e-mail notifications will be sent out to season-ticket holders with a date for seat selection. The idea behind the deadline was to get in more donations from season-ticket holders, while also allowing the Athletic Department enough ecutive officers could find dates back to 1969, where they discovered that wages have not increased since then, Chief of Staff Krystin McDermott said. Because there has never been a similar amendment, Fabian said this was the best way to increase these wages. Raj Venkatasamy, a senior from Naperville studying business management, said he would have expressed his opposition to the amendment before it was passed if he had known about it or knew who represented him. Each senator in the student government represents a group of students in certain colleges such as the College of Liberal Arts or a living area such as Thompson Point. “I have no idea who represents me,” Venkatasamy said. “There’s

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Kenny Smith, left, and Tom Heisserer, contractors for Miller Drywall, lower exterior panel framing into place Monday at the Saluki Way construction site. This section of framing will become the press box on the west side of the new football stadium. time to calculate priority points for those who donated, Savage said. “We want to give ourselves enough time to go through everybody’s donations and other requirements before we start setting up times for seating,” Savage said. “So we are giving our-

selves the entire month of February to go through and make sure everything is correct.” Moccia said he believes through cash and donations combined, the final two weeks of January were some of the best for the project.

“The last week was very heavy, I’ll say that. It was impressive,” Moccia said.

this kind of wall. I probably would have talked to them if I knew them.” The increases make no sense because Registered Student Organizations and the university are both struggling for money, he said. McDermott said the stipend for executive officers exists to help offset some tuition costs and the wages have not increased even though tuition has. The rate of pay was about $4 an hour before the increase, she said. “I think it’s just one of those things that people don’t like it because they don’t understand it,” McDermott said. “People think we do nothing because they don’t use us.” Some days, no students show up at the USG office located on the third floor of the Student Cen-

ter, she said, even though students are encouraged to give their input. “If we can’t help you, we’re going to point you in the right direction,” McDermott said. Fabian said he was surprised when Dave Loftus, chairman of the Internal Affairs Committee, expressed his disproval of the amendment Jan. 26. Loftus was in favor of the amendment before it was presented to the senate, Fabian said. “They can argue that I was open to consideration,” Loftus said. “But then they came up with these final numbers and in this financial situation, everything’s going downhill and now’s not the time to raise these wages.” The officers knew their wages before they took their positions, Loftus said, but he does understand that they want a reasonable

wage. However, he said the increases were too high considering the economic situation. “I do understand why our students can be mad,” Fabian said. “I felt like if nothing gets done now it will never get done later.” Fabian, Loftus and McDermott said they want students to attend a meeting if they would like to speak to the senate, whether it is about the wage increases or not. “If they can come to the public comments, they can let their voices be heard,” Loftus said. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Health Center auditorium. Contact information for USG can be found at http://siuc.net.

Ryan Voyles can be reached at rvoyles@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 259.

Erin Holcomb can be reached at eeerin9@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 255.


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‘Precious’ made memorable thanks to acting TRAVIS BEAN Daily Egyptian “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire� Rated: R Starring: Gabourney Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey Directed by: Lee Daniels Runtime: 110 min. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 After her appearances in “Beerfest� and “Phat Girlz,� it is reasonable that one would assume Mo’Nique cannot act. However, if there is one performance this year that should receive an Oscar, let it be Mo’Nique for her role in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.� Mo’Nique plays the role of an abusive mother, Mary, to Gabourney Sidibe, Precious, a teen who is pregnant with her father’s second child. Yes, her father. Precious has passed in and out of high schools, but is receiving a second chance after her teacher, Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), takes her in at an alternative school. While her education

Former dark horse now a favorite for Academy Award is looking brighter, her home life is strained. Mary forces her to clean, cook and run errands for her. She verbally and physically abuses Precious and her baby. Juggling her mother and school, Precious embarks on a personal journey of self-discovery and liberation as she tries to begin a new life. The movie is an acting powerhouse. Mo’Nique is amazing as Precious’ mother. On one level, Mary is pure evil. She is a monster who sees Precious as nothing but a cook and a punching bag. As the movie progresses, the audience gets to know another side of Mary. She hates Precious, but only because of her own insecurities. Mary is not wicked, but instead very confused and in need of mental help. Along with hating Mary, the audience begins to pity her. Sidibe does not match Mo’Nique, but she still deserves award recognition. Precious is a complex character that experiences many

different emotions in her twisted life. Sidibe can tickle the funny bone and tug the heartstrings. Her range is impressive, especially for an actress in her debut. Patton is also great as Precious’ uplifting and motivational teacher. She knows the line between teaching and friendship, but gradually lets her guard down as she learns Precious’ situation. She becomes the mother Precious never had. Mariah Carey also makes an appearance Precious’ counselor and surprisingly gives a heartfelt performance. “Precious� wins big on acting, but Lee Daniels does great work behind the scenes. With only, one movie under his belt, Daniels direction of “Precious� is haunting. His scenes are disturbing because of the lighting and angles he chooses. He puts the viewer into Precious’ world. The movie is all about Precious, and Daniels makes sure the viewer understands her through his camera work. He is

PROVIDED PHOTO also not afraid to close in on characters’ faces and capture their raw emotions. The writing is also gripping. For example, Mary preaches to Precious to forget about an education and just “pick up your welfare check.� The dialogue is not an honest attempt to understand the welfare system, but that is not the point. The writing merely displays the scum of the system. This makes for visually arresting scenes instead of intellectually stimulat-

ing ones. It puts the viewer into the characters’ lives. “Precious� was an early 2009 dark horse, but now is a shoo-in to be nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards. The acting carries the movie, but it is so much more than that. The movie may be disturbing, but it is rewarding at the same time.

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Beat apathy and vote How curious is it that the closer the level of government actually is to the voter — such as the people in Springfield who decide our funding — the more apathy there seems to be? Today, we have a chance to choose our candidates before the real race begins. Supporting education is politically difficult because there is no short-term payoff, which is what most politicians are interested in. We have a responsibility to show legislators why they should

make a long-term commitment to higher education, and to show that their jobs depend on it. We have the right — the obligation — to beat apathy by going to the polls so our voices and opinions are heard. Exercising this right takes only a few minutes, but has the ability to invoke change. The Daily Egyptian urges every student, parent, faculty member, administrator, civil service employee and resident to head to the polls today and cast their vote.

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U.S Baptists knew they were wrong to try to take 33 children

27th of 104 US reactors with known leaks of radioactive tritium

Muslim prayer leader shot 20 times during FBI raid

POR T-AU-PRIN C E — Haiti’s prime minister said Monday that 10 Americans who tried to take a busload of undocumented Haitian children out of the country knew that “what they were doing was wrong” and could be prosecuted in the United States. Prime Minister Max Bellerive also told The Associated Press that his country is open to having the Americans face U.S. justice, since most government buildings — including Haiti’s courts — were crippled by the monster earthquake.

M O N T P E L I E R — Radioactive tritium, a carcinogen discovered in potentially dangerous levels in groundwater at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, has now tainted at least 27 of the nation’s 104 nuclear reactors — raising concerns about how it is escaping from the aging nuclear plants. The leaks — many from deteriorating underground pipes — come as the nuclear industry is seeking and obtaining federal license renewals, casting itself as a clean-green alternative to power plants that burn fossil fuels.

D E T R O I T — A Muslim prayer leader accused of encouraging his followers to commit violence against the U.S. government was shot 20 times during an FBI raid at a suburban warehouse last fall, according to an autopsy report released Monday. The autopsy was completed a month after Luqman Ameen Abdullah’s death, but Dearborn police were granted a delay in releasing the results while they investigate the Oct. 28 shooting, said Dr. Carl Schmidt, Wayne County’s chief medical examiner.

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Marine assault vehicles key to Afghan strategy TONY PERRY The Associated Press

C A M P PENDLETON, Calif. — Weighing 70 tons, traveling up to 45 mph and possessed of a smash-mouth name, the Assault Breacher Vehicle is the Marine Corps’ latest answer to a perennial problem of offensive warfare: how to push through the barriers and booby traps of an enemy’s outer defenses. Over the decades, Marines have used various strategies to breach defenses, involving heavy vehicles or, in some cases, sending Marine engineers into minefields to set, by hand, line charges loaded with explosives. “Breaching is always the hardest part of an assault,” said Sgt. Carl Hewett, a breacher operator stationed there. In the 1990s, the U.S. Army decided it could not afford to continue with the development of such a complicated, maintenance-heavy vehicle. But the Marine Corps persisted — funding the development and testing from its own discretionary budget funds rather than going to Congress for more money. In December, the 42-foot-long assault breacher was used in combat for the first time, as Marines pushed into a Taliban stronghold called Now Zad in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The brass were pleased with its performance. Now, as the Marines plan a much larger and more complex assault in the same province, the vehicles, which cost $3.75 million each, are being touted as part of a strategy for routing Taliban fighters.

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The top Marine general in Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson, has made it no secret that he plans a massive assault against the Taliban-held community of Marja, where hundreds, maybe thousands, of Taliban took refuge last summer when battalions of Marines swept into Helmand. From Marja, the Islamist militants — who were toppled from power in Afghanistan in late 2001 by U.S. and allied forces — have been able to plot assassinations of Afghan officials; concoct the roadside bombs that are the No. 1 killer of U.S. and Afghan forces; and control the cultivation and sale of the area’s poppy crop, which is turned into heroin and helps fund the insurgency. Marja is located 380 miles southwest of Kabul, the national capital. Taliban forces have had months to bury roadside bombs in anticipation of an assault by Western troops. Increasing the difficulty, the land is broken up by irrigation canals, built by the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s, that could stop the advance of tanks and other assault vehicles. Enter the breacher, a cross between a tank and a bulldozer, armed with a .50-caliber machine gun and grenade launcher, powered by a 1,500-horsepower turbine engine, and manned by a driver and an operator of the vehicle’s weapons and communications systems. “Anywhere a tank can go, we can go,” Hewett said. The breacher operator fires line charges loaded with explosives. Once the lengthy lines hit the ground, they can be detonated by the operator from inside the vehicle. The pressure of the explosives is designed to detonate any roadside bombs buried by an enemy.

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U.S. Marine Sgt. Anthony Dicks guides a 70-ton Assault Breacher at Camp Pendleton in California Jan 19. The ABV is designed to detonate buried explosives, clearing the way for other vehicles and troops.

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38 __-date: current 41 Harem chamber 42 Like Homo sapiens 46 Arafat’s gp. until 2004 47 Patient strategy 50 Jones or Johnson 52 West in old films 53 Swaying direction 54 Crete peak: Abbr. 55 Mental blackout 57 Indisputable evidence 59 Okra units 61 Mortise’s mate 62 1993 Nobelist Morrison 63 Land east of the Urals 64 Lead singer with The Police 65 Graceful molding 66 Dorm unit, and word that can follow each word in 18-, 27-, 34-, 47- and 57-Across

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Monday’s answers

Today’s birthday — Work brings emotional challenges this year. Use each day to expand your powers of persuasion among your associates. Cultivate your internal senses to detect the true direction of power plays occurring in your environment, and choose carefully when to resist and when to go along with others. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Shift from work to play. Team games show you a different style of cooperation. Be flexible as you start a new venture. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — When the Moon conjuncts Saturn today, you get the ball rolling on a practical project and stay on track. Don’t ease up until day’s end. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — Original ideas emerge from a dream or meditation early in the day. Take on new responsibilities and listen to advice from a woman on the details. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 5 — As the Moon enters Libra, you may feel you’re facing challenges you would just as soon ignore. Work from home can be very productive. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — As you work through issues left over from yesterday, you find that you’re capable of sorting out significant details. Add your stamp of approval.

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Self-esteem improves as balance returns to your emotional life. Responsibilities become more manageable. You know how to proceed, so get moving. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Imagination carries you forward faster than anticipated. Get practical matters in hand early in the day. Then you can fantasize all you want. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — You spend a lot of the day hearing people’s complaints. Redirect them and focus on your own game. You’d prefer to spend time at home in the evening. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Every action you take today provides feedback you can take home to review. Taking stock now prevents losses later. Results lead to optimism. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Put shoulder to the grindstone and ear to the ground.There’s plenty to do, and you’ll hear about how you’re doing it. Listen and learn. Then choose actions. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — You know exactly where you want to go. You’re missing some details about how to get there. As the moon enters Libra today, you suddenly see an alternate route. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Relationships feel just right. You don’t have to say much, because you understand without words. Later in the day you tackle a big business question.

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News

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Poll places to cover 27 precincts NICK QUIGLEY Daily Egyptian Jackson County polling places are open from 6 a.m.to 7 p.m. today. Being a primary election, the process works differently than in general elections. Instead of voters receiving one ballot with nominees from all parties, they must choose between a Democrat, Republican or Green ballot. Those not wishing to declare a party affiliation can select a non-partisan ballot, which features only referendums and no candidates. Some local candidates are running unopposed, and there are no referendums on the Jackson County ballot this year.

Larry Reinhardt, county clerk and recorder, said Jackson County, along with 107 other districts in Illinois, uses what is called an “optical scan” ballot. Voters darken a circle next to the preferred candidates’ name, much like one would on a state exam such as the ACT. Reinhardt said that everyone he has spoken with prefers this ballot, and that using it makes tabulation of votes easier. The ballot box doesn’t just act as a repository, but scans and tabulates votes throughout the day. Carbondale has 27 precincts, with a few of those having the same polling places. Voters must go to the polling place to which they are registered; this information

is located on the back of voter registration cards. Once at the polling place, voters will give their names to an election judge. If their name appears on the registered voter list, they will receive the party ballot of their choice. Reinhardt said if voters registered through the mail and didn’t send a copy of their ID along with it, they will need to bring ID and proof of residency to the polls. If a voter has previously voted in Jackson County, they shouldn’t worry about bringing anything but themselves. If a voter’s name doesn’t appear on the registration list for a particular precinct, he or she will still be able to cast a provisional bal-

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lot. However, it takes 14 days for these ballots to be counted, and they are not guaranteed to count toward the final numbers.

Nick Quigley can be reached at nquigley@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 274.

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Sports

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Saluki Insider

According to a report from The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Sun’s center Channing Frye, standing at six-feet, 11-inches, is only the second center to be selected to participate in the 3-point shooting contest during the All-Star weekend. What does this say about the evolution of the NBA?

The future of the NBA depends on players like Channing Frye, and sports in general. It allows teams to be more well-rounded and have a more diverse attack in order to keep teams guessing. The same thing has been seen in other sports as well, such as football, where players like DeSean Jackson and Darren Sproles have changed the way teams game plan.

TIMOTHY HEHN thehn@siu.edu

History has shown that most great teams need a solid 3-point shooter. In today’s league, the standard is being raised. There is only one thing better than a good 3-point shooter and that is a 3-point shooter that ranges around six and a half feet.

RYAN SIMONIN

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Frye, who is third in the NBA with 114 3-pointers, epitomizes the evolution of what it takes to be an NBA contributor. Danilo Gallinari leads the league with 122 3-pointers, standing at six-feet, 10-inches tall, and Kevin Durant, who is sixnine, averages the second most points per game at 29.6.

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Sunday against Georgetown, the Salukis turned it around as junior Falk De Beenhouwer led the way by winning all of his matches. In singles play De Beenhouwer defeated Carlos del Valle (6-0, 6-0) and in doubles he paired with Mpilo Migogo to beat Justin Harris and Ben Scott in an 8-0 win. Nelson said De Beenhouwer had an extra incentive to play well against Georgetown.

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SIU faired no better in doubles, with each duo losing. However, the team of freshman Jennifer Dien and senior Jessica Flannery managed to make a valiant comeback after starting in a 6-0 hole, eventually losing 8-6. “Sometimes if you play too close of a matchup, your nerves get the best of you,” Nothwehr said. “When you know you have to really give it your all, it makes you more free, and the nerves go away, it’s not necessarily a bad way to open up.” The Salukis started the singles competition Saturday better than the first day, with Delsart and Vianna Ce taking victories over Eastern Kentucky’s Jessica Albuquerque (6-2, 6-1) and Catarina Branco (7-6, 6-1), respectively. Sheoran lost in another close match (7-6, 7-6), and freshman Anastacia Simons played well, despite falling 7-5 and 6-4 in her sets against Eastern Kentucky’s Alyze Pagal. Flannery also put up

“Falk used to play against Georgetown on a regular basis when he played for Lindsey Wilson College,” Nelson said. “I just think he wanted to have a good showing and play well against his former foes.” Florez, Kidera and Spahic all earned their first career spring singles wins. Florez won his match against Miguel Reyes 7-6, 6-2, while Kidera beat Justin Harris in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. Spahic also followed suit by winning in straight sets as he defeated Zach Thomas 6-2, 6-0. Nelson said the team has really

improved since the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. “We clearly got a lot of work still to do but the team put themselves in a position to win,” Nelson said. “They kept on grinding out points and that’s what I like to see.” The Salukis host their season home opener at 10 a.m. Feb. 6 against the University of MissouriKansas City in Carbondale.

a strong fight. After losing the first set 6-3, Flannery went on to take the second 4-6, but ultimately lost the tiebreaker set 6-3. After the duo of Sheoran and Simons began with a tough 8-6 loss in the first match, the teams of Vianna Ce/Delsart and Dien/Flannery took 8-2 and 8-1 victories, respectively. “Our doubles is where it needs to be, it’s really exciting because normally it’s where we are a little behind,” Nothwehr said. “We have some really good combinations of partners and worked on being more aggressive-playing the net instead of hanging back.” Despite the improvements, the Salukis were edged out by Eastern Kentucky, with the Colonels taking the match 4-3. “EKU could have gone either way, but it was good experience and we definitely improved with each match,” Sheoran said. Later that day, the Salukis traveled to Louisville, Ky., for match No. 2 of their doubleheader, this time against Louisville, losing 7-0 despite improved play. In doubles, the Salukis lost 8-4

in both Sheoran/Simons and Delsart/Ce’s matches. The team of Flannery/Dien ended up taking Louisville’s team of Sarah Miller and Gabrielle Duncan to tiebreakers, but eventually lost 8-7 in the final set. The Salukis were similarly swept in singles play, with their closest match being the first of the day. Delsart played a strong first set, losing 7-5, and then 6-2. “The girls realized Marshall and Louisville were tough teams, but it was an opportunity we had to take,” Nothwehr said. “Most ranked teams don’t want to play unranked teams, so when we had the chance to play them, we had to take it, even if it was in the same weekend.” SIU will enjoy a week off before its next match, taking place Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, against sister school SIU-Edwardsville at the Sports Blast Sports Complex in Carbondale.

Ryan Simonin can be reached at rsimmy@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 282.

Timothy Hehn can be reached at thehn@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 282.

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MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BASKETBALL

Teague becomes a go-to player STILE T. SMITH Daily Egyptian Gene Teague has gone from a role player receiving minimal minutes to one of the focal points of the Saluki offense. The 6-foot-9-inch, 290-pound freshman center who struggled with fatigue early in the season has improved his endurance to play 20 or more minutes per game for the SIU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team. Teague scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 55-54 loss to Wichita State. Sophomore guard Kevin Dillard missed a shot at the buzzer that would have given the Salukis the win. But Teague is no longer just a role player for the Salukis. Head coach Chris Lowery said in the two possessions prior to Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s miss, he drew up plays to get the ball to Teague, but the team failed to execute them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We missed Eugene way too many times today, especially when he has a guy buried underneath the rim,â&#x20AC;? Lowery said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gene catches everything, and we have to continue to tell them to throw him the ball.â&#x20AC;? Lowery said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to all of the guards, not just Dillard, to find Teague in the post. Including his 25-minute performance against Wichita State, Teague is now averaging 10.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per contest in his last six games. And other coaches in the Missouri Valley Conference are beginning to take notice. Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall said Teague was tough to stop in the post, but he still has room

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Freshman center Gene Teague drives to the basket Sunday at the SIU Arena during the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home game against the Wichita State Shockers. Teague has averaged 10.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in his last six games. to grow on the defensive end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teague is a very good offensive player,â&#x20AC;? Marshall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a young kid defensively. This level is hard as a freshman to defend at a very high level.â&#x20AC;? While Teague did have another solid performance against the Shockers, he had difficulties guarding 7-foot

sophomore center Garrett Stutz. Stutz scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds, six on the offensive end, against Teague. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He gets layups by being an intelligent player and doing what you do against a switching defense,â&#x20AC;? Marshall said. Marshall said he expects Teague

to continue to grow and be a thorn in the Shockersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; side for years to come. Wichita State junior guard/forward Graham Hatch said it felt good to pick up a win on the road against the Salukis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The past couple times weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played them itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a fight each time,â&#x20AC;? Hatch said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be able to pull

it off tonight was really big for us.â&#x20AC;? Teague will try to continue his solid play when the Salukis play at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday against Missouri State at the SIU Arena.

Stile T. Smith can be reached at sts34@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 256.

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Saluki menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis open spring season RYAN SIMONIN Daily Egyptian The SIU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis team split its matches as it had its spring season opener during the weekend. The Salukis lost their match against Eastern Kentucky 7-0 Saturday, but returned to the courts Sunday to beat Georgetown College by a score of 7-0. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The two teams we played this weekend were two very different teams,â&#x20AC;? head coach Dann Nelson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;EKU is a very competitive team and Georgetown is not as competitive as EKU.â&#x20AC;? Against Eastern Kentucky, the freshman trio of Brandon Florez, Chikara Kidera and Orhan Spahic played well despite their inexperience. The doubles team of Florez and senior Lucas Waked were defeated by EKUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hugo Klientovsky and Niklas Schroeder 8-5. Sunday against Georgetown, the Salukis turned it around as junior Falk De Beenhouwer led the way by winning all of his matches.

In singles play De Beenhouwer defeated Carlos del Valle (6-0, 6-0) and in doubles he paired with Mpilo Migogo to beat Justin Harris and Ben Scott in an 8-0 win. Nelson said De Beenhouwer had an extra incentive to play well against Georgetown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Falk used to play against Georgetown on a regular basis when he played for Lindsey Wilson College,â&#x20AC;? Nelson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just think he wanted to have a good showing and play well against his former foes.â&#x20AC;? Florez, Kidera and Spahic all earned their first career spring singles wins. Florez won his match against Miguel Reyes 7-6, 6-2, while Kidera beat Justin Harris in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. Spahic also followed suit by winning in straight sets as he defeated Zach Thomas 6-2, 6-0. Nelson said the team has really improved since the Missouri Valley Conference Championships. Please see MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S | 11

TIMOTHY HEHN Daily Egyptian The SIU womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis team suffered losses to No. 68 Marshall, Eastern Kentucky and Louisville in its three-match trip through Richmond, Ky. and Louisville, Ky. The problems during the weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matches started early in the Salukis 7-0 loss to Marshall Friday. In singles competition, the Salukis were outplayed from the start, with freshman Melanie Delsart being crushed by No. 35 ranked Michaela Kissell of Marshall, 6-0 in both sets. After losing in the first set by Marshallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dominica Zaprazna (6-2), sophomore Vishakha Sheoran, of SIU, marched a strong comeback, only to be taken 7-6 by Zaparazna in the end. Senior Martina Vianna Ce played similar to Sheoran, losing the first set (6-2), making adjustments and establishing a comeback

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KU could have gone either way, but it was a good experience and we definitely improved with each match â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Vishakha Sheoran Sophomore womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis

during the second set, only to lose 7-6. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Head coach) Audra (Nothwehr) did a really good job coaching, and I had to start being more aggressive with my play,â&#x20AC;? Sheoran said. Marshall dominated singles, with the Salukis only taking a combined four games in the other singles matches against the Thundering Herd. Please see WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S | 11


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