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Toyota research ‘far from over’ at SIUC




e need to see how Toyota’s systems compare with other manufacturers. We need to see how their systems work on other models.


Students sit in class in Automotive Lab 1 Tuesday at the School of Transportation Automotive Technology in Carterville. Despite being one of the best automotive schools in the nation, the program uses facilities built in the 1940s, said Blaine Heisner, an assistant instructor in ASA Automotive Technology. (LEFT) Automotive technology professor Dr. David Gilbert speaks to the media at a press conference Thursday in his office in Carterville.

Professor hopes to work with company to solve problem, find truth NICK JOHNSON Daily Egyptian SIUC automotive professor Dr. David Gilbert said at a press conference in his office Thursday he will continue to research unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. Gilbert, who has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive field, spoke to reporters after presenting his preliminary findings to the House Subcommittee of Oversight and Investigation in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. In what he described as a “whirlwind affair,� Gilbert was swept from SIUC’s automotive campus in Carterville to Washington, D.C., less than two weeks after he and Omar Trinidad, an assistant automotive technology professor, began testing vehicles for flaws Feb. 11. Gilbert said continuation of his and Trinidad’s research would help the automotive department obtain grants and other financial support. Toyota donated $100,000 Nov. 6, 2008, toward the planned SIUC Transportation Education Center and major equipment purchases,

including hand-held diagnostic equipment. The company has also donated several vehicles to the university’s automotive technology department, which is currently housed in the barracks facility in Carterville. Bidding is set to begin next month for the Transportation Education Center and two other buildings that would replace the barracks facility, said Phil Gatton, director of the Physical Plant, at a separate press conference Thursday. “There’s a real good possibility that we’ll see some real good results from this (research),� Gilbert said. At the hearing, Gilbert testified that he and Trinidad found that a “fault,� an instance of SUA, could be introduced to the computer system in Toyota vehicles without the computer reporting it as an error. Without an error code, the vehicle would not enter fail-safe mode, an emergency mode that reduces power to the engine, and acceleration would continue, Gilbert said. Toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles over the past several months because of instances

of SUA, and Congress held three hearings this week to evaluate the carmaker’s response to the problem. Gilbert said he and Trinidad only tested four cars, and even though all four reacted in the same manner, more research needs to be conducted. “This research is far from over,� Gilbert said. “We need to see how Toyota’s systems compare with other manufacturers. We need to see how their systems work on other models.� The manufacturer first blamed oversized floor mats, then sticky accelerator pedals, for the potential of SUA in 11 of its models. But that doesn’t explain SUA, Gilbert said. “Those circumstances don’t fit what people are saying,� said Gilbert, who teaches a class on electronic engine control. “You’re not just going to be driving down the highway and suddenly a floor mat gets jammed underneath there and you take off. That’s not the way it works.� Please see GILBERT | 2

Bidding to begin on transportation facilities RYAN VOYLES Daily Egyptian Scott Weber said the 10-year wait is about to come to an end. Weber, the supervising architect for the Physical Plant, was one of several speakers present Thursday in the Student Health Center Auditorium as contractors from around the region planned final preparations for bids to construct three new facilities for the department of aviation and flight and the automotive department. “This has been a project that has been a long time coming,� Weber said. “It’s been over 10 years since we’ve been planning and moving this project forward all the way to this point.� Thursday’s presentation allowed more than 30 contractor groups to hear engineers, architects and members of the Capital Development Board explain the details of the project before turning in bids next month. Marci Boudet, project manager for the state of Illinois, said because the construction is a state project, all bids must be approved by the CDB. She said contractors must

send in their bids for the project by 2 p.m. March 25. Boudet said prospective bids must have a team consisting of 10 percent minorities and 4 percent females, or the bid would be rejected by the state. Tony Holsey, a representative of Do-All Construction group in Caneyville, Ky., said the problem was organizing that sort of team within a month. “It would be great if this job was six months down the line, get to know one another and how our work skills would go together,� he said. “But one month to do all that will be tough.� Boudet said she was aware how difficult it could be to organize a team so quickly, but every contractor was required to do so anyway. She said groups may be exempt if they could show a documented “good faith effort� to hire minorities and women. The CDB will spend about four weeks reviewing all the bids before awarding any contractors the project. Please see FACILITIES | 2


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Eden Thorne, left, of Carbondale, sells raffle tickets to John Timmermann, of Herrin, Wednesday at Tres Hombres in Carbondale. Thorne and Timmermann, both alumni of the SIUC band, gathered with other alumni to help raise money to purchase new uniforms for the Marching Salukis. “We’re here to support the current Salukis so they can get the new uniforms they deserve,” Thorne said. “Once a Marching Saluki, always a Marching Saluki.”



Additionally, Gilbert said every time he tried to introduce a similar “fault” in a Buick model on campus, the GM computer system picked up the fault every time and put the vehicle into fail-safe mode. Three Toyota executives — Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, Jim Lentz, COO of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., and Yoshimi Inaba, CEO of Toyota North America — have since said they are “confident” that the computer systems are not at fault. Gilbert repeatedly said he has nothing against Toyota and would



The three prospective buildings — the Transportation Education Center, the Test Cell Building, and the Fleet Storage Building — would replace the barracks facility located in Carterville for the automotive department and provide state-ofthe-art resources for the aviation department, said Phil Gatton, director of the Physical Plant. The new facilities will be located in the Southern Illinois Airport. “This is a great project for the university in the fact we’re getting rid of dilapidated structures,” he said. “We have a world renowned transportation and automotive technology (department), yet we

“do anything he can” to help the manufacturer. “I’m simply trying to make sure that this problem gets taken care of in such a way that we don’t get anybody else hurt,” he said. “This is my field, this is my area, and this is what I do best and I would like to get to the bottom of this.” Gilbert said he recently traded in his Ford pickup truck for a Toyota truck and has a notice of recall for his new vehicle’s floor mat hanging on his office bulletin board. After examining his own vehicle, he didn’t see the potential for floor mat entrapment, he said. “I tried every which way in the world to get it to jam up, and I just

couldn’t do it,” Gilbert said. Gilbert said Toyota will ultimately become a more transparent and better company after it resolves its current issues. The safety standards of the automotive industry in general will also improve, he said. Gilbert said a brake pedal override system, in which a vehicle will go into fail-safe mode when the gas and brake pedals are pushed down at the same time, is what he expects to be developed by the industry.

have buildings that are practically World War II structures that should have been torn down about 20 years ago.” He said because the construction is considered a state project, the school will have little input on handling the bids and construction. Kevin Meyer, senior associate of FGM Architects — the group assigned to design the buildings — said the plan is to start construction soon after the CDB awards the project to a contractor, with an estimated construction time of 24 months. Members from FGM created designs for the three buildings, while several other groups have laid out the engineering aspects of construction. Some contractors expressed

concern during the meeting about the fair employment practices required for the bids. Contractors originally were allowed to put together their work group after sending out their bids, but a new Illinois law requires contractors to have their team together before turning in bids. Boudet said after years of waiting, the state and university are finally seeing everything come together. “This is a much, much anticipated day for the university and for the project team,” she said. “We’re really excited to get this started.”

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Projects developed by Green Fee to receive $180,000



Green committee reviewing 23 proposals for innovation

The Green Fee is about to sprout. The Green Fund Committee began to review 23 proposals for sustainability projects Thursday as it decides how it will use the $180,000 at its disposal. This will be the first time the money collected from the $10 student Green Fee will be used for projects. Ryan Klopf, chairman of the committee and research assistant in the plant biology department, said he was excited and impressed with the diversity of the requests. “What we’re trying to do is pick the most polished proposals that we think will have the biggest impact on improving sustainability,” Klopf said. “But we’re taking a very broad definition of sustainability, so there are lots of ways to improve on that.” Some of the proposals the committee has reviewed include electric-powered cars for the Department of Public Safety, research

for the potential construction of a wind turbine, a greenhouse to grow organic produce for dining halls and assistance for a senior design project, said Jon Dyer, vice chairman of the committee. Dyer said the senior design proposal — an electrical engineering project that aims to develop a low-cost, solar-powered water heater prototype — is one of the main reasons the Green Fee was implemented. “One of the initial visions for the Green Fee was to really spur student-led innovation projects,” Dyer said. “It’s great to see students getting involved and taking advantage of the opportunity.” One of the most comprehensive proposals was for a greenhouse to grow organic produce for the dining halls to use year-round, Klopf said. William Connors, chief chef for University Housing, said the greenhouse would provide oppor-

hat we’re trying to do is pick the most polished proposals that we think will have the biggest impact on improving sustainability. But we’re taking a very broad definition of sustainability, so there are lots of ways to improve on that. — Ryan Klopf chairman of the Green Fund Committee

tunities for multiple departments on campus. The biology department could help grow the produce, the agriculture department would have the greenhouse on its property and University Housing would be able to offer fresh, local produce, he said. “This would be a huge step forward and is a great thing for the whole university,” Connors said. “The idea is out there on the table and if we can make this work. I think we could get people behind the idea of one or two more.” The Green Fee could also help

one of the largest potential projects on campus in the wind turbine. Phil Gatton, director of the Physical Plant, made a request for funding to continue research on the fiscal and environmental effects of building a wind turbine on campus. He said the request did not ask for any money toward construction costs, but hoped the committee would be interested in funding continued research. He said the Green Fee is just another way for students to be involved with the project, as he has already had discussions with the

engineering department about assisting with the technical aspects of the turbine. “I think the students participate through the research and the funding of the project,” Gatton said. “I think part of the reason for submitting it is to establish a bond with the Green Fee committee because I want them to be involved all the way through.” Klopf said the committee would meet again Monday to review the second half of the proposals and hopefully come to a decision about which projects will receive money by the end of next week. “We don’t have a specific date right now for when we will decide what we’re funding, but we started reviewing proposals eight hours after the deadline so we’re trying to turn this around as fast as possible,” he said.

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Judged by Hollywood: Big Muddy draws big names DEREK ROBBINS Daily Egyptian After years of trying to get Kevin Willmott to Carbondale, the filmmaker judged Big Muddy Film Festival a worthy endeavor. Willmott is one of the festival’s three judges, along with an experimental filmmaker and a costume designer. Big Muddy, which began Feb. 19, will come to a conclusion Sunday with the “Best of the Fest,” which will take place at 7 p.m. in Murphysboro at the Liberty Theater. Big Muddy Film Festival faculty advisor Michelle Torre said the process to select the judges for the festival was determined by film students. “What they do is compile a list of people they want to see as judges for the event and we try to select from that field,” Torre said. “It’s sometimes tough because these are all busy people, but we are very happy with our panel this year. Willmott was the most desired person on the list of potential judges, Torre said. Willmott said this is not the first time the festival has shown interest in him. “They have been after me for a couple of years now,” Willmott said. “I’ve wanted to do it, but I would always be busy. I’m happy I was finally able to come down here for it though.” Willmott said he plans on looking at the film as a member of the audience and not as a director or a filmmaker. “Watching a movie is an experience, and the best way to soak it all in is to attack it as a member of the audience,” Willmott said. “I will just be someone trying to enjoy the show.” Torre said the costume designer, Kristin Burke, was not originally a student request. To bring her on board, Torre said cinema and photography professor Howard Motyl gave her a list of people that he thought would be interested in doing the event. “The students were really inter-


Kristin Burke, right, from Orange, Calif., converses with Kevin Willmott of Lawrence, Kan., and Sasha Waters Freyer of Iowa City, Iowa, Thursday at Morris Library. Burke, Willmott and Freyer were


chosen by a group of SIUC film students as this year’s judges for the Big Muddy Film Festival.

hey have been after me for a couple of years now. I’ve wanted to do it, but I would always be busy. I’m happy I was finally able to come down here for it though. — Kevin Willmott filmmaker and costume designer

ested in Kristin,” Torre said. “They thought she would be a great fit. We got a hold of her and she said she would be thrilled to do it, so we are thrilled to have her.” Burke said she has worked with costume design since she was very young. “The clothes somebody wears can tell a lot about a person,” Burke said. “The wardrobe of a cast can help make or break a movie.” Films such as “Beverly Hills Chi-

huahua,” “The Grudge 2” and “Running Scared” scatter Burke’s costume design résumé. In judging the event, Burke said unless the movie called for it, she would not judge on wardrobe, but would instead watch the movies from the eyes of a filmmaker, paying special attention to dialogue and the plot’s flow. The final judge, Sasha Waters Freyer, is an associate professor at the University of Iowa. Freyer’s most re-

cent film, “Chekhov for Children,” a retelling of the Broadway show “Uncle Vanya” with public school fifth graders, will be shown at the festival but will not be part of the competition. Waters Freyer is a former participant in the Big Muddy Film Festival, and said she did not come to southern Illinois to see her film screened. In her judging, Waters Freyer said she would watch for habits students tend include in their films. “With student films, they think

they have to put everything they possibly can into the film,” Waters Freyer said. “I want to show them that less is more.” The judges will collectively decide on the winners in a variety of categories, including best documentary and best drama, Torre said. Burke will screen and discuss “Running Scared” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. Waters Freyer will screen and discuss “Chekov for Children” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Parkinson Hall’s Browne Auditorium. Willmott screened and discussed “Bunker Hill” Thursday.

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Alumni going “Interactive” to recruit students RYAN VOYLES Daily Egyptian The Alumni Association will look to past students to help recruit new ones with the help of a recently launched Web site. The Alumni Association has begun plans to market a new Web site,, which will go a long way toward recruiting new students, said Michelle Suarez, executive director of the association. Gene Green, assistant director of alumni communication, said the goal of the site is to make it easier for prospective students to find what they are looking for at SIUC. He said almost every college and department would have a link on its site to the interactive homepage. “It’s a partnership that we see with the colleges and various departments,” Suarez said. “We’ll manage this side of it, and they’ll manage their volunteer side of it.” The site, which has been up since


New Web site to allow alumni to volunteer towards recruitment t’s a partnership that we see with the colleges and various departments. We’ll manage this side of it, and they’ll manage their volunteer side of it. — Michelle Suarez executive director of the alumni association

December, is still in its early stages with several features still needed, said Shannon Wimberly, a typesetter in the printing service and creator of the Web site. He said he expects the page to live up to its full potential within the next several months. “Basically it is just a portal right now, but we want to add a lot more in the future,” he said. “Maybe create a blog, people adding their web pages for their chapter clubs — keep everybody informed on what is going on with alumni.” Wimberly said the only major cost to the site is his salary. He is the only one working on and maintaining the

site a couple hours a week, he said. Tim Marlo, assistant director of alumni services, said the most important feature of the Web site is its ability to allow alumni to volunteer to help recruit prospective students. Alumni who sign up have several choices of how to help, including going to local high schools in their area and being referred to students interested in a certain field. He said the colleges and departments would have a say in exactly what they want their volunteers to do. Suarez said more than 100 people have volunteered in the two months the Web site has been active.

She said advertising for the site would increase in the coming weeks, including mass e-mails to alumni, links on the SIUC homepage and TV advertisements during the men’s basketball Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in March. Chancellor Sam Goldman, during the Faculty Senate meeting Feb. 9, said the launch of Saluki Interactive would play a key role toward increasing enrollment and retention. The total enrollment for spring 2010 came in at 19,134 students, a decrease of 255 students from last spring. Suarez said the site could help with retention by allowing current students to search for alumni across the world to make work connections. “Say you’re looking for a job in Los Angeles, you can use the Web site and search for alumni out there and find job opportunities,” she said. “This site will help current students as well as interested students.”

Suarez said the idea for the Web site came from a meeting two years ago with several top members of the SIUC staff, including SIU President Glenn Poshard. “The president said to us, ‘Is there a way for our alumni to help us out with recruitment?’” Suarez said. “It was from there where Saluki Interactive began.” Wimberly said Suarez contacted him soon after the meeting to help the Alumni Association create the site. Marlo said the new site would go a long way toward attracting new students to SIUC. “It seems simple, but (recruitment) was being done like this before this initiative,” he said. “This is a university-wide effort and so far, everybody seems behind it.”

Ryan Voyles can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 259.






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How to get a “Get ’er done� mindset BARB ELAM, MS Wellness Center Do you think you do your best work under pressure and then procrastinate about doing homework or other projects? Think tomorrow would be better than today to get it done? Many students complain of poor time management habits and put off studying, cleaning, exercising or other tasks. This often results in feeling stressed and overwhelmed later. Motivating yourself to be more organized involves changing mental habits as well as behaviors. A way to approach your thinking habits is to recall other times you felt motivated and interested or active in reaching goals. Visualizing yourself doing the task and

imagining success can help and is a strategy Olympic athletes use to reach goals. You can use this too. Self-talk is a key component in behavior change. If you find yourself thinking “I don’t want to do that� or “I feel too lazy. It’s too hard,� you are discouraging yourself. How would you encourage a good friend to “go for it?� You might say to them, “You can do it. You’re good at this. You have done hard things before and you will do this too.� Stating encouragement internally to yourself can be useful. One time management strategy is to tell yourself to do the dreaded task for just 10 minutes, whether it involves reading a chapter, exercising or picking up your clothes. Getting yourself to do something for a very short period of time can


etting yourself to do something for a very short period can interrupt the avoidance habit. Often once you start a task, you may continue. Getting started is the hardest part for many people. interrupt the avoidance habit. Often once you start a task, you may continue. Getting started is the hardest part for many people. Another technique is to reward yourself for getting something done. Observe how you typically “waste� time: Do you watch TV, sit on the couch or surf online? If so, direct yourself that you are not allowed to check e-mail, look at text messages, etc., until you accomplish at least 10 minutes of an avoided task. The reward is to give yourself your favorite time killer (TV, eating) after you ac-

complish something rather than before. Labeling yourself as lazy is not helpful and not entirely true. If you are a college student you have already read hundreds of pages of studies, you have taken many tests and other things you did not care to do. Remind yourself that you do have some qualities for success. Research has shown making a list helps people to get things done. Writing down tasks in a schedule book or “to do� format helps to keep them focused. It is important to break down the list to the

smallest possible components. For example, instead of writing down “Do 10-page English paperâ€? you might list: • Go to library or search online for topic. • Write down ideas. • Create an outline. • Write one paragraph or page. And so on. By breaking your list down, you can accomplish small pieces of the task instead of facing the entire scary prospect at once or putting it off endlessly until you panic. For more tips and help with time management, contact the Wellness Center.

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Physical activity and balanced nutrition: A path to healthy living TOM PARRY Director of physical/ teacher education Recently Michelle Obama initiated the “Let’s Move� campaign targeting childhood obesity. The initiative is aimed at providing access to healthy food and to promote increased physical activity for today’s youth. That doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Well apparently it does as several people have scolded Obama, claiming the campaign is “antiobesity� and that the campaign is “an attempt to stereotype and eradicate� what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have classified as overweight and/ or obese individuals (body mass index of 25 or >30 respectively).

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (19891991) found that more than 33 percent — one-third of the country — of the U.S. population is obese. Research by the American Heart Association has shown that obese individuals have a higher risk for conditions such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension and several other diseases (Poirier et al., 2006). So why are we resisting an initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of our children? Obama’s “Let’s Move� campaign states that we currently spend $150 billion a year on the obesity-related diseases listed above. The incidence of these diseases can be dramatically reduced if we make educated choices regarding our nutritional intake


ry to make positive health choices throughout your day, stairs instead of elevator, salad instead of burger and begin to reap the benefits of a healthier you. and physical activity. The CDC identifies the keys to achieving a healthy lifestyle that includes eating healthier, increasing physical activity and balancing calories in with calories out. A number of factors may influence our health and well-being, which may be broadly categorized into two areas: environment and genetics. Although genetic traits do play an important role in the development of our body type, they may only increase the susceptibility of an individual to become obese. As a nation we must direct more attention to factors we can control,

such as our eating habits and levels of physical activity. American society has become characterized by environments that promote increased intake of unhealthy foods and limited physical activity. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education recommends schoolaged children accumulate at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. This can be in any format and should be encouraged by schools, parents and the community. Several other initiatives are also currently in place to provide fruit to students

during the school day, often after physical education, in an attempt to educate children on the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. This message has to be continued in the home with parents providing balanced nutritious meals and encouraging their children to be physically active. We all make choices regarding our lifestyle every single day and more often than not choose the “easier option.� Try to make positive health choices throughout your day, stairs instead of elevator, salad instead of burger and begin to reap the benefits of a healthier you. Michelle Obama is not “anti-obesity� — far from it. She simply cares about the health and well-being of the people of the United States. Since when was that a bad thing?

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Across 1 Predatory group 5 Grifter’s ploy 9 Jerk 14 Stadium near Citi Field 15 Pear, for one 16 From the other side 17 Topical treatment 18 Bring down 19 Has coming 20 Taking pictures of potatoes and pasta? 23 Has a connection with 24 Diamond brothers’ surname 25 DJIA part: Abbr. 26 PC key under Z 27 Circuit 30 Trapdoor in an Old West saloon? 35 “Baudolino” novelist 36 Massage target 37 Lee who founded the

Shakers 38 Ink holders 39 Sixers, on a scoreboard 40 Group of show-offs? 44 “Kidding!” 45 Project’s conclusion? 46 Meat seasoning mixture 47 Chiseled abbr. 49 Like radon 54 Spiel from a maestro? 56 Talia of “The Godfather” 57 Harrow rival 58 Sound after ah 59 Less brusque 60 Kevin’s “Tin Cup” co-star 61 In a bit, poetically 62 “Brigadoon” composer 63 Sibling, in dialect 64 Casual dissent Down 1 Brewer Frederick

Thursday’s answers

2 Leading Japanese brewery 3 Lover of Daphnis 4 Friend in old Westerns? 5 Elastic 6 Matter 7 Plácido’s pal 8 Retail store department 9 Tiger’s asset 10 “Cuchi-cuchi” entertainer 11 Requiring superhuman effort 12 Ho Chi __ City 13 Hosp. areas 21 Record, in a way 22 Powder source 26 “... __ additional cost to you!” 28 Elec. designation 29 Ritzy 30 Crunch’s rank 31 Cuatro doubled

32 Jambalaya basic 33 Find repugnant 34 So-so center? 38 Tavern keeper 40 “Howdy!” 41 Shoppe modifier 42 Pun, often 43 Tupperware sound 48 Thread site


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Thursday’s answers

Today’s birthday — Expect drama in your life this year. Power plays occur all the time, but you’ll be at the focus. An older associate knows the score and has good ideas for handling strangers who act like friends. Consider first impressions two or three times.Trust your instincts. Aries (March 21-April 19) —Today is 7 — Flavor your activities with some element from a dream. Get creative early and leave adjustments for later in the day. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — If you have a big weekend planned, start early and take care of arrangements. Check details as something changes -- in a good way! Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 6 — Remain open to all offers that come your way today. Can’t say yes to everything? Ask for rain checks. Adapt wisely when others change their minds. Cancer(June22-July22)—Todayisa6—Begin a new day with renewed energy.Take an early walk to get the juices flowing. Remain flexible. New ideas tip the scales your way. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Exaggerate if you must just to get it out of your system. Then devise a practical way of achieving the desired result. Planning saves time in the end.

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — You tend to take off in all directions at once. Not helpful! Focus on yourself first, then have a private conversation.Shareresponsibility for a key decision. Libra(Sept.23-Oct.22)—Todayisan8—Never think that the project is complete. Someone can always make changes. The question is, do these little adjustments really help? Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —Today is a 5 — Plan on more sorting and organizing. Another person may need your assistance here. Yes, you are better at it! And helping actually gets you out the door faster. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec.21) —Today is a 7 — If youweren’t so busy today,you’d havemoretimeto hang out with friends. As it is, you need to focus to keep from getting scattered. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Busy doesn’t begin to describe it. A few major changes occur early on, and you shift gears to accommodate anassociate’s ego. It hadtohappen sooner or later. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — You’ve passed a milestone. Associates pose a question that you answer easily. Your position in the workplace moves forward. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 5 — Go there. Do that. Come back. Leave again. Today is all about movement in and out of your space.

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Leadoff Classic against five teams WHEN: 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday 11:30 a.m. Sunday WHERE: Columbus, Ga. TOP MATCHUPS: Friday vs. No. 22 ranked Florida State Saturday vs. No. 4 ranked Michigan SIU RECORD: 8-2


SS Haley Gorman: .464 BA, .545 OBP, 12 runs 2B Alicia Garza: .370 BA, .438 OBP, nine RBIs P Danielle Glosson: 5-1 W/L, 2.30 ERA, opponent’s BA .248


SIU at JSU WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday 1 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Jacksonville, Ala. — Rudy Abbott Field RECORDS: SIU: 0-2 Jacksonville State: 1-4


Freshman pitcher Alex Peters talks with trainer Meghan Reid Wednesday during softball practice at Sports Blast in Carbondale. The Salukis will take on five teams this weekend in the Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga.


SP Randy Hoelscher: (2009 at Springfield College) 9-1, 1.62 ERA, 101 Ks RP Bryant George: 23 Career saves


SP Austin Lucas: (2009) 7-3, 3.93 ERA, 52 Ks OF Daniel Adamson: .476 BA, 10 RBIs, 6 runs


Dawgs hit the road WHAT: Men at University of Illinois-Chicago WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday


Singles Play against Tennessee Tech Falk De Beenhouwer def. Oscar Pachon: 7-6, 3-6, 10-6 Brandon Florez lost to Alex Chen: 6-3, 1-6, 6-4


Singles play against University of Missouri-Kansas City Sebastian Lystad def. Bret Barryman: 6-3, 6-4 Bastian Harbo def. Patrick Smith: 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 WHAT: Women at Austin Peay WHEN: 2 p.m. Today


Singles Play against Tennessee Tech Melanie Delsart def. Leydi Zora: 6-1, 6-1 Emily Whitney def. Laura Porras: 7-5, 6-3


Singles Play against Chattanooga Vanja Tomic def. Jenna Nurik: 6-3, 6-4 Carolin Weikard def. Emily Hangsteffer: 6-2, 6-2


Sophomore Emily Whitney returns a volley Saturday in her win against Laura Porras at Sports Blast in Carbondale. The Saluki women take on Austin Peay State University today. The men’s team will take on the University of Illinois-Chicago Saturday.

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Moccia: Lowery’s job is safe for next season Chris Lowery will be the head coach of the SIU men’s basketball team next season unless he decides to leave, Athletic Director Mario Moccia said. Moccia said Lowery, who has led the Salukis to a 15-12 record overall and a 6-10 record in the Missouri Valley Con-


ference this season, would not be let go by the university. “Chris is our coach,� Moccia said. “We signed him to a contract. He’s our man.� Lowery, who has been the head coach at SIU since 2004, has led the



Salukis to a 124-71 record in that time, taking the team to three NCAA Tournaments and one Sweet 16 appearance. Moccia said if Lowery were to leave SIU for another job, he would likely look for a replacement from the Bruce Weber/Matt Painter/Lowery coaching tree.

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MVC Indoor Championships


Jeneva McCall—Shot Put: 17.06 (55’ 11.75�) 2nd on the national list Jeneva McCall—Weight Throw: 21.34 (70’ 0.25�) 3rd on the national list


Sasha Leeth—Weight Throw: 20.59 (67’ 6.75�) 5th on the national list Malaikah Love—Pentathlon: 3953 Points 7th on the national list Gwen Berry—Weight Throw: 20.48m (67’ 2.25�) 9th on the national list Rickael Roach—Weight Throw: 20.27m (66’ 6�) 12th on the national list Gwen Berry—Shot Put: 16.30m (53’ 5.75�) 13th on the national list Malaikah Love—Triple Jump: 12.96m (42’ 6.25�) 13th on the national list J.C. Lambert—Weight Throw: 20.33 (66’ 8.50�) 17th on the national list Cody Doerflein—Pole Vault: 5.30 (17’ 4.50�) 21st on the national list Malaikah Love—Long Jump: 6.21m (20’ 4.50�) 21st on the national list Tess Shubert, Alisa Baron, Tredene Davis, Kandise Thompson—4X400: 3:39.51 29th on the national list J.C. Lambert—Shot Put: 17.92 (58’ 9.50�) 31st on the national list Miracle Thompson—Pole Vault : 4.00m (13’ 1.50�) 36th on the national list


Freshman Kim Fortney practices shot put Thursday at the Recreation Center in preparation for State Farm Missouri Valley Ch p Conference Indoor Championships Saturday and Sunday in Cedar Falls, Iowa.


WHEN: 12:05 p.m. Saturday TV: MVC-TV RADIO: Saluki Sports Network, KTXR 101.3 FM SIU: 15-13, 6-11 Missouri Valley Conference

SIU at Wichita State


Kevin Dillard: 13 points and 5.3 assists per game Carlton Fay: 11.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game


Clevin Hannah: 12.1 points and 4.8 assists per game Toure’ Murry: 12.1 points and 5 rebounds per game


SIU at Missouri State WHEN: 7:05 p.m. Friday RADIO: Saluki Sports Network, KTXR 101.3 FM SIU: 4-21, 3-12 Misouri Valley Conference


Christine Presswood: 15.8 points per game (2nd in MVC) Stephany Neptune: 10.8 ppg, 10.7 rebounds per game (only player in conference averaging double-double) JESS VERMEULEN | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Freshman center Gene Teague calls for the ball during the second half of the men’s basketball game against Creighton Tuesday at the SIU Arena. The men will face Wichita State for the last game of the regular season Saturday.


Casey Garrison: 19.2 ppg, 5.5 assists per game (both are tops in MVC), 7.6 rpg Jaleshia Roberson: 14.3 ppg, 2.7apg

February 26, 2010  
February 26, 2010  

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