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SIU instructor, left, and Natasha Zaretsky, an associate professor in history, pass out strike information Tuesday in the Student Center. The four unions have been been negotiating since union members' contracts ended June 2010.


The four unions have each set a strike date for Nov. 3, and will strike unless an agreement is reached between the unions and the administration by then. Zaretsky and Sasse handed out phone numbers of state representatives, and encouraged students to ask the administration to settle.

Famous drag queen speaks out on gay, straight alliance TARA KULASH Daily Egyptian A famous drag queen chose SIUC as the first university she will visit to promote a gay, straight alliance. Morgan McMichaels, the female persona of performer Thomas White, performed at the Student Center Wednesday in honor of GLBT History Month. McMichaels was on the second season of the reality television show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race.� She was also in the spinoff show, “RuPaul’s Drag U,� and singer Rihanna’s “S&M� music video. McMichaels followed her drag show performance, with a speech on the hardships she has faced as a homosexual. Afterward, there was a question-and-answer session and a meet and greet. “The gay community appreciates all these straight, fantastic people that came out tonight to support us,� McMichaels said. Shane Carrillo, a Carbondale resident, said the event was important to her because she is pansexual. “It means I’m attracted to people who are attractive, regardless of their gender,� Carrillo said. “As long as I find them attractive, they are attractive.�


Drag queen Morgan McMichaels interacts with Shawnta Robinson, a freshman from Chicago studying criminal justice, Wednesday

during Divas of Diversity in the Student Center Auditorium. McMichaels uses her fame to bring awareness to anti-bullying campaigns.

She said she’s a fan of McMichaels because she finds the queen to be talented and funny. “She’s very glamorous, and I kind of like the fact that she's very modern in her drag. It’s not like the old 80s kind of stuff. It’s more

fashion glamor,� Carrillo said. McMichaels said she grew up in Scotland, and the environment made it difficult for her sexuality to be accepted. “It’s the same in America. They want you

to be the top dog, the alpha male, but I was different,� she said. McMichaels said it’s important not to let bullies get in the way of a happy life. “No matter what your situation is, you don't be the victim,� she said. “You only allow yourself to be a victim. You control you. You live your life. Don’t let anybody else tell you what you can and can't do, because at the end of the day you only have yourself.� She said no one should be made fun of, whether if it’s for their hair, weight, ethnicity or sexuality. McMichaels said the littlest thing could have the biggest effect on someone else. Wendy Weinhold, coordinator of GLBT Resource Center and PhD. candidate in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, said the event is both entertaining and educational. “It’s entertainment because it’s a drag show and the performer will have fun with the crowd, but also there is a discussion after the show,� she said. “It’s an exciting opportunity for people to understand what it means to do drag and the challenges of traveling and doing drag shows.� Please see PERFORMANCE | 3


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She said while the event is a fun way to cap off the end of National GLBT History Month, she wanted to emphasize the entire month was full of important educational opportunities such as panel discussions and guest speakers. Brice James, graduate assistant for Student Center Special Programs and Center Events, said the event was sponsored by SPACE, the LGBT Resource Center, SIU Student Health Services and University Housing. He said the event was McMichaels’ first performance at any university. McMichaels works with Divas of Diversity, James said, which is a charity that donates part of performance proceeds to the organization of McMichaels' choice. She chose the Trevor Project, which James said is

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 a nonprofit organization focused on national suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Weinhold said one important event during the month was the Safe Zone Training, which is a national program recognized by the rainbow triangle to promote outreach, activisim and resources for people interested in being allies to the GLBT community. “We’re really excited because we’ve trained 50 people just this month alone,” she said. “That means there’s 50 more people in the community that want to change the way the GLBT community is considered and treated.” McMichaels said she believes it's small towns that are more open-minded about homosexuality than the large ones. She said because SIUC was her first university performance, Carbondale will always have a place in her heart.


Morgan McMichaels, a drag queen with Divas of Diversity, walks around the Student Center Auditorium Wednesday while giving a GLBT rights presentation. Divas of Diversity is a workshop designed to raise awareness about differences of sexual orientation.

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ASHLEY ZBOREK Daily Egyptian Members of student organizations and community groups spent part of Wednesday at the Green Fair discussing campus and community sustainability efforts. “I think that students do not look far enough into the future. They are worried about what is happening right here, right now and do not see the possible repercussions of their actions,” said Luke Garcia, a senior from Kankakee studying forestry. “I want my children to have a beautiful earth and the opportunity to experience nature.” The SIUC Sustainability Council hosted the Green Fair to inform students of environmental issues and celebrate Campus Sustainability Day. The event took place in the Student Center, where booths were set up by Registered Student Organizations, university representatives and other community groups to stress the importance of practicing sustainability on a daily basis. Garcia, president of SIUC’s Society of American Foresters chapter, said the SAF was there to advocate volunteer service and talk to people about why it is so important to be environmentally conscious. He said students are only part of the equation, and the university has to do its part too. “I know the university is doing small things to make a difference,” Garcia said. “They have started composting leftover dining hall food and conserving energy by turning off lights and computers in most buildings at night. So while they are making good strides, there is always more that can be done,” Sam Schall, a freshman from Mundelein studying forestry, said the university is being counterintuitive by having a plethora of environmental student groups but not supporting them financially. Schall is a member of Beyond Coal, an RSO that main goal is to retire the coal plant on campus. The SIU Board of Trustees implemented a $10 per semester green fee for all students in fall 2009 to benefit the green fund. The fund is for on-campus renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability projects and research. The Sustainability Council is in charge of distributing the Green Fund money and does so by reviewing proposals and granting money. “Without the school taking initiative and funding a large proposal, then nothing is going to happen,” he said. Susannah Bunny LeBaron, a graduate student in speech communication and Green Fund committee chair, said the administration


Pam Sundeen, an employee of the Second Nature Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, holds Iris, a Virginia opossum, Wednesday at the Green Fair in the Student Center. Second Nature, a rehabilitation center for abandoned, injured, orphaned or ill wildlife, received Iris after a car hit him. is focusing primarily on working with buildings and infrastructures to make them more energyefficient. “Buildings are the biggest cause of pollution when you look at what goes into building them and how the occupants use them,” she said. “The Sustainability Council has a triple bottom line: finances, environment and people, and we do what we can to please each need.” LeBaron said given the resources that the university currently has, she believes they are not doing as much as they can to help sustainability on campus. “There is more that needs to be done, and they know that,” LeBaron said. “So while the university’s efforts are a step in the right direction, I don’t think what they are doing is enough.” Megan Pulliam, a graduate student in public administration from Pekin and SIUC recycling coordinator, said the most important thing that students can do to help make a difference is to become educated. “One of the biggest parts of my job is promoting environmental education and awareness,” she said. “When students know what they are talking about, then they can really make a difference.”


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Undergraduate Student Government to tighten regulations, create new finance committee KARL BULLOCK Daily Egyptian Registered Student Organizations who submit funding requests to Undergraduate Student Government for their events will now face a tighter budget. USG has $51,096 to allocate to all RSOs until spring allocations in February. USG finance chair Brittany Greathouse said a new constitution is being created, and along with it will come regulations that set a limit on the amount of money an RSO can request for the school year. USG President Brian Nelson said the organization is forming a funding board which will consist of more than just USG members. “We’re now having a funding board that will probably consist of constituent groups, umbrella organizations, specifically faculty advisors,” he said. “There will definitely be stricter regulations on the amount of funding an RSO receives.” USG Vice President Spencer Tribble said though there will

be complications with the remaining funds, he knows the finance committee will make the right decisions. “I’m confident that the finance committee will make the appropriate adjustments to ensure we are able to keep as much funding as possible available for the next organizations who come asking for money,” he said. Greathouse said it is tough to decide how much money to give an organization because there are various groups who host good events, and funding approvals are first come first serve. “It’s up to the organization to get it (funding request) in on time,” she said. “It’s going to be hard because we really can’t say we are able to split the money evenly between RSOs since the scale of the events are different.” Tribble said though everyone is doing a great job making financial decisions, he wants senators to be more aware of the how much money USG distributes to each organization. “We need to make more appropriate decisions as


Raymond Lindsay, former Undergraduate Student Government president, discusses income far as being able to make this money last as long as possible,” he said. Nelson said USG cannot please all RSOs that ask for money. Greathouse said she wants finance committee members to include students from

all colleges, departments and various RSOs to better understand events and their impact on campus. “I want the finance committee to be diverse so everyone is in a different college and from different ethnic backgrounds,” she

disparity in America at the USG meeting Tuesday in the Student Health Center Auditorium. said. “Hopefully that gives a different outlook of what's happening on campus."” Tribble said more diversity on the finance committee would be great for the university and student body. “I think it would help out

in making sure the system we have is a lot smoother, as well as making sure everyone has an equal chance of receiving funding,” he said.

Karl Bullock can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 259.


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Is what is to gain worth what will be lost? LAURAANN WOOD Daily Egyptian In case you haven’t heard, four SIU unions may go on strike Nov. 3. One can hardly avoid hearing about it throughout the day. It’s featured on television and printed in area newspapers. With all this hustle and bustle, students can’t help but wonder what this will mean for them. Chancellor Rita Cheng has said it will be “business as usual� if faculty and staff decide to strike, but it is hard to see how. Students whose instructors walk will not only be taught by replacement teachers, they will also be involuntary witnesses to all the animosity and unrest a strike would cause. “Students are expected to attend class as usual,� Cheng said on the Frequently Asked Questions section of her labor issues website. “Consequences to not attending class are the same as if no strike was in effect.�


hile it is fair to claim what is rightfully ours, it’s also right to respect those picket lines once they are set up and wait for this calamity to be settled.

So, are students expected to overlook the pickets — along with everything they stand for — and act like nothing is happening on the campus they once found comfort in attending? While this is a practical approach to ensuring that grades and diplomas are distributed at the appropriate time in a school year, the expectation that students will simply bite their tongues, bow their heads and carry on with whatever their chancellor tells them is quite insensitive. A strike presents students with two choices: They could either avoid the battlegrounds by not attending class and honoring the staff and faculty’s right to stand up for what they believe, or they could demand the services they have paid for and continue to attend classes. While it is fair to claim what is rightfully ours, it’s also right to respect those picket lines once they

are set up and wait for this calamity to be settled. Students shouldn’t be scared into going against what they may believe to be ethically right for the sake of a completed semester. “The university is working to ensure that students are comfortable entering or exiting the campus and in attending classes,� Cheng said on her website. What student will be comfortable attending class out of pure fear of being failed? What student will be OK with feeling like he or she doesn’t have a choice in this matter, either? Even though it’s the students who are placed in the middle of this situation, it seems like neither side of the bargaining table is stopping to consider their “pawns,� as Cheng once referred to us. The chancellor said there would be replacements for those instructors who decide to walk, but what does that mean for the quality of our education? To take these

substitutes and toss them into a classroom they have no ready clue how to instruct, simply for the sake of finishing a semester and passing out grades, is to assume anyone can provide the cultivation a student needs from this university to enter the working world. What value would graduates’ diplomas hold if they’re just handed to them in the end? How much would those students believe they mattered to the university then? We don’t want replacements who know next to nothing about our progress in a course. We don’t want to have to teach these placeholders what we should otherwise be learning. We want our teachers — the ones we’ve come to know and grow accustomed to — and all of the instruction they yearn to provide us with a sound and stable contract. We want peace and cooperation

back at our university. We want this to be over. Some instructors have addressed the issue and said they would still teach class. Some have said they will be on those picket lines if that’s what it comes to, and at least one has already stopped grading assignments in preparation for, or protection from, what is beginning to appear inevitable. Others haven’t said anything at all. If this university’s teachers are as dedicated to their students as they say they are, then they owe their students at least a nod toward the elephant in the room no matter what their take on the situation may be. Likewise, if “the university’s primary focus is to provide students with a quality education,� like it says in the FAQs, then how about everyone start acting like it and stop all this bickering?

Lauraann Wood can be reached at or 618.536.3311 ext. 273.

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Coldplay pushes sound into more mature territory BRENDAN SMITH Daily Egyptian Combining commercial and critical acclaim, Coldplay is arguably the biggest band to emerge in the 21st century. The UK alternative rock quartet first captivated audiences with their 2000 studio album debut “Parachutes,” but it was its 2002 follow-up, “A Rush of Blood to the Head” that skyrocketed the act into the musical stratosphere. Now, after three years, the band is back and released a selfdescribed concept record with an extremely odd name, “Mylo Xyloto.” Guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, drummer Will Champion and frontman Chris Martin push the artistic and orchestral sound of 2008’s “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends” into an even more obscure, layered and textured terrain. “Paradise,” the album’s lead single, is atypical Coldplay with Martin’s piano chords progressing a narrative presented in his signature-staggered vocals while occasionally breaking into his trademark falsetto. The track’s string section adds a layer of ambience to the song, making it one of the album's most enjoyable listens. “Us Against the World” and “U.F.O” filter Martin’s vocals through a folk lens. Presenting nothing more than vulnerable lyrics, acoustic guitar, light strings and soft piano melodies, the songs are Martin’s homage to classic singer-songwriters such as James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel and Bob Dylan. The album features a surprise guest appearance by media phenom Rihanna, who teams up with Martin on “Princess of China,” a synthheavy, electronic-influenced and



he same ideology bleeds through on the band’s new record, which manages to capture everything beloved about the group while simultaneously pushing its sound into a more mature territory. fairytale-pop track. The calculated and catchy song is moody and beatheavy, which is a sharp contrast from the album’s brighter upbeat moments like classic “Hurts Like Heaven,” which was inspired by The Cure and layers lyrics of revolutionary paranoia atop a New Wave dancerock beat. “Major Minus” is the album’s best track with a mix of distorted guitar textures, pulsating rhythms and instantly infectious vocals. The track’s contrast of soft verses and a loud, sweeping chorus takes note from past alternative rock bands such as The Pixies, Weezer and, an act the group is commonly associated with, Radiohead. By the album’s epic closer “Up

with the Birds,” the band has taken listeners on a musical journey. In the dreamy soundscape we catch reflections of the versatility in Martin’s character. The social anxiety of Thom Yorke, quirkiness of Robert Smith and the larger-thanlife and political persona of Bono all encompass into a man who manages to remain strikingly original. The same ideology bleeds through on the band’s new record, which manages to capture everything beloved about the group while simultaneously pushing its sound into a more mature territory.

Brendan Smith can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 258.

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Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ shows-off vocal backbone, integrity LAUREN LEONE Daily Egyptian Kelly Clarkson’s fifth studio album was produced with the singer’s confident vocal ability at the forefront, which makes all the difference from her four previous ones. While “Stronger,” which hit stores Monday, offers a much sleeker sound compared to previous albums, its production is far from superficial. It’s all about the vocals this time around. Perhaps the 29-year-old singer’s record label finally realized Clarkson has a robust monster of a voice — her greatest advantage over pop artists such as Katy Perry and Britney Spears. Collaborating with music producers such as Rodney Jerkins, Greg Kurstin and Toby Gad, Clarkson is able to show off her unshakable dynamic pipes from start to finish. This is the first time Clarkson’s record label hasn’t forced the singer in another direction to record cookie-cutter and formulated songs destined for other less-talented pop artists. Though her 2005 sophomore release “Breakaway” sold more than 6.1 million copies and earned her two Grammy awards, Clarkson’s record label still had issues when the singersongwriter wanted artistic control on the darker and more rock-driven 2007 album “My December.” Clive Davis, who served as RCA Records chair at the time, openly disagreed with the direction of the album and described it as “unfit for mainstream radio.” Clarkson took notice to this on the track “You Can’t Win,” in which she sings about the constant pressure from critics, her record label and even fans who expect only

perfection. The track is one of six on the album Clarkson co-wrote. More than 20 songs leaked on the Internet three months before the album dropped, including an early fan-favorite “What Doesn’t Kill You (Makes You Stronger).” This solid punch-in-the-face dance track is a song worthy of being a second single. Clarkson’s lead single, “Mr. Know It All,” differs from previous album debuts “Miss Independent,” “Since U Been Gone” and “My Life Would Suck Without You,” all of which being vocally compressed and guitardriven. Instead, the track is armed with raw and sassy vocals that are comparable to singers Bruno Mars and P!nk. “Honestly” is one of the most brilliantly produced tracks on the record, though it may not be the most radio-friendly. Her vocals effortlessly carry the listener through emotional chaos from verse to chorus. The song starts with Clarkson as the vulnerable one in a relationship, as


she sings “Could you love somebody like that/ Could you attract someone like that?” to the singer demanding the truth with the lyrics “Face me, make me/ listen to the truth even if it breaks me.” In the song “Dark Side,” Clarkson takes influence from bands like Radiohead, an act that often blends electronic oriented sound and guitardriven rock. Her vocals shine on tracks such as “Alone” and “You Love Me,” in which the American Idol alum channels the addictive anthemlike 1980s pop styles of Prince and Tina Turner. Clarkson took her time with this record, and it shows. It will be interesting to see what she can come up with next, with even more artistic control. After all, she deserves it after almost 10 years in the music industry.

Lauren Leone can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 255.

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Since You’ve Been Puzzled by Todd Santos

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10 “The Real World” channel 13 GnR “Use Your Illusion 1” closer 14 What you’re in at height of your 15 16 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 28 30 31 34 38 39 40 41 42 44 46 49 50

career Rock star”s heavenly glow Very optical Who classic? Warrant “___ Eat ___” What “Nothing” does, to Steve Miller Pearl Jam bassman Jeff Who was with The Doors’ “Angels” What an “it” band is riding What Adam Ant went “Pink Moon” Nick ’70s “Not Shy” guy Beck “Lost ___” Feminine Elvis Costello song? Rainbow ’82 album “___ The Eyes” Sad Veronicas song? Late March rocker R&Bers Ruff ___ “Time __ away, and leaves you with nothing” (The Boss) Tal Bachman: “___ So High” Journey axe slinger Neil “Whenever, Wherever” singer Lit song that’s off to the cleaners? Who the White Stripes told to “Get Behind” them ___ Tuesday Bachman-____ “___ The Lonely” (Roy Orbison) Banjo man Palmer ___ the Hills and Far Away Harper Valley ___ Gained a background singer U.K. singer Jansch

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Aries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today is an 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sweat the small stuff today. Take care of your health with exercise, good food and rest. Talk over miscommunications, and listen for the gold.

Cancer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today is an 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There could be conflict between your private and public obligations. Strive for balance, and compromise where necessary. Double-check the schedule.

Libra â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today is a 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reinvent the way in which you relate to money for a breakthrough in finances. Explore new ideas for a productive phase. Relax now for the busy time ahead.

Capricorn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Quiet time spent in thoughtful consideration of all options leads to a sparkling insight that opens an entirely new door. Use patience and persistence.

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Leo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Home is where you belong now, but you can feel at home any place you want. Take careful inventory of your wealth to discover the path ahead. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite clear.

Scorpio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today is a 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Your charisma has a magnetic pull today. You can attract romance, partnership, funding or the object of your desire. Let your light shine on what you really want.

Aquarius â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stay close to home, and, if you need something, get it delivered. Peace and quiet suits you fine. Leave extravagance and boisterous action for another day.

Gemini â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today is a 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Renew connections with co-workers to see the job through their eyes. Complete old projects to make room for new achievements to flourish. Delegate and work together.

Virgo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today is an 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Someone is being brilliant now. Is it you? Listen for what your ideal client really wants to create a profitable scheme. What you learn now stays with you.

Sagittarius â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Avoid putting it off. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty of work to do. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best accomplished in private. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget about previous commitments, and keep your schedule. Study for answers.

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Tennis sets SIU record at regionals AKEEM GLASPIE Daily Egyptian The SIU women’s tennis team put a cap on its fall season after it competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Tournament. Facing a field of regionally and nationally ranked players, the young Saluki team was overmatched, but head coach Audra Nothwehr said she was pleased with how her team played. “The girls held our own against some of the top teams in the region,” Nothwehr said. “Not one of our matches did we draw an easy opponent.” She said the team gave its best performances in the doubles matches as junior Melanie Delsart and sophomore Korey Love

advanced to the round of 16 in doubles competition for the first time in school history. The duo beat a Wichita State doubles team 8-5 before they lost to eventual regional champions, Oklahoma University, 8-6. Sophomores Jennifer Dien and Anita Lee beat a Missouri team 8-4 in the opening round before they lost to a No. 16 seeded Minnesota team 6-8 after being up 6-4. With time, Lee said they will improve as a pair. “We just need to work on our communication a little more. Jenn (Dien) and I have never really played much together, but the more we play together the more familiar we will get with each other,” Lee said. The Salukis didn’t have much success in singles play during


hese are the biggest wins that we’ve had at regionals in several years. I am very proud of how our team has looked as a whole this fall season.

regionals. Delsart lost her singles match 6-3, 6-3. Dien advanced to the main draw after winning two matches in the qualifying round but lost her first match in the main draw 6-0, 6-0. Still, Dien said there are many positives to learn from the individual and team performances in the tournament. “As a whole, we played really well. Regionals is a tough tournament where we played Big 12 and Big Ten schools,” Dien said. “We didn’t get any easy matches, but we are not there to play the

— Audra Nothwehr SIU women’s head tennis coach weaker teams. We’re there to play good teams.” Nothwehr said her young team handled the tough competition of regionals well, and it was nice to see the team end the season on a positive note. “These are the biggest wins that we’ve had at regionals in several years,” Nothwehr said. “I am very proud of how our team has looked as a whole this fall season.” Heading into spring tennis, Dien said the team will keep a positive outlook.

“We felt strong in doubles, but there is always more to practice,” Dien said. “We just need to tweak a few things, but we are not too far behind any other team.” The team needs to work on being more consistent in singles play, Nothwehr said, which will allow them to win more of their close matches. The Saluki team is done with competitive matches until spring season begins Feb. 4, in a meet against Eastern Illinois University. The team will host the Saluki Doubles mixer Oct. 30. The mixer consists of a 45-minute clinic, followed by doubles matches and a silent auction.

Akeem Glaspie can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269.

Salukis hits their last tee of the fall season BRANDON WILLINGHAM Daily Egyptian The fall season comes to a close for the SIU men’s golf team as it finished the Double Tree Intercollegiate Tournament at SIU-Edwardsville with some of the top individual performances. The Salukis finished the tournament Tuesday with a fifthplace finish as a team, but juniors Brandon Cauldwell and Jake Erickson both finished in the top 10 individually. Erickson, who finished in eighth place, said the team didn’t play to its fullest potential and could have done a better job than it did. “It wasn’t necessarily what we were looking for,” Erickson said. “We kind of got off to a bad start in the first round. None of us really played our best. Once you have a bad first round


e were disappointed in the way we played the first round, but we bounced back in the second and third rounds. We found out that we can play better than a lot of teams in the wind, though. We played a great round in the wind today.

like that it’s hard to recover from it.” Erickson individually scored a 7875-71 with a total of 224 points for the Salukis. Head coach Leroy Newton said the team seemed to struggle a bit in the beginning but soon played better, even in the windy conditions. “We were disappointed in the way we played the first round, but we bounced back in the second and third rounds,” Newton said, according to the Saluki Athletics website. “We found out that we can play better than a lot of teams in the wind, though. We played a great round in the wind today.”

— Leroy Newton SIU men’s head golf coach Cauldwell tied for sixth place with a 75-72-76 score, a total of 223 Saluki points. He has finished in the top 10 four times in the five tournaments he played this season. Junior Jeffrey Miller finished at 30th place with 235 points, sophomore George Tate finished in 37th with 239, senior Joe Goelzhauser finished in 48th with 243 and senior Jared Harp placed 38th with 240 points. Newton said the team is content with the fall season finishing with one tournament win and four top five team finishes.

The SIU women’s golf team was also in action as it traveled to Tennessee State University and placed sixth out of 13 teams at the Blue Raider Invitational Tuesday. The Salukis totaled 921 points overall, with senior Margaret Gilley leading the way at 227 points. Gilley finished in 16th place. Finishing with 230 points apiece, both sophomore Cassie Rushing and junior Shaina Rennegarbe tied for 21st place. Women’s head golf coach Alexis Mihelich said she was happy with how Rennegarbe played in the

game’s three rounds. “She played her best tournament all season, and her putting was really solid with her hard work paying off on the greens,” Mihelich said, according to Saluki Athletics website. Sophomore Ashleigh Rushing finished in 46th place with a total of 238 for the Salukis. Other placers include senior Alisha Matthews, who placed 35th and scored 234; freshman Ryann Gilley, who placed 50th at 156; and senior Jennifer Bernhardt, who placed 69th at 156. The women will continue play March 3-4 at the New Wave Communications Racer Classic at Murray State, and the men won’t tee off again until Feb. 19.

Brandon Willingham can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269

Rain puts damper on World Series’ Game 6

CORY DOWNER Daily Egyptian A storm blew across the Midwest and washed Game 6 of the 2011 World Series back a day, and neither team is treading water. The Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals were scheduled to take the field Wednesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, but a

rainy forecast loomed over the heads of MLB officials. Joe Torre, Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of baseball operations, along with other MLB officials and the general managers from both teams met early Wednesday to discuss the situation involving the inclement weather. With a drizzle expected for the next 20 hours, both GMs decided not to take the chance of rain delays being the theme for such a crucial game, and both managers said they believe they have an added advantage with the extra day of rest. With the pitching highlights and lowlights during the Series, the extra day opens up additional options for both clubs. Most notably, Cardinals startingpitcher Chris Carpenter, perhaps the only real ace on either roster, is now

a possibility for taking the mound if the World Series has its first Game 7 since the 2002 season. Carpenter pitched Monday in Game 5, and with the extra day, he would now have three full days of rest to potentially make his sixth start of the postseason. While Cardinals manager Tony La Russa keeps his thoughts deep behind his tinted shades, he has to wonder if Carp will be ready to throw with the limited rest, especially considering the discomfort he has had in his right elbow recently. Carpenter went on three-days rest earlier this postseason when he closed out the regular season against the Houston Astros then pitched Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. His start of three-days rest didn’t go so well.

Carpenter allowed four earned runs, five hits and three walks in just three innings pitched. While it wasn’t his finest outing of the year, he did bounce back to go head-to-head against his pal Roy Halladay in Game 5 of the NLDS when he pitched a complete game three-hit shutout. While the Cardinals’ ace now has a chance to make one more start this season, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland would now have a chance to take the mound as well if the Series warrants a seventh game. Holland had perhaps one of the best outings in his career when he pitched 8 1/3 scoreless innings in Game 4 Sunday night. Rangers manager Ron Washington has Colby Lewis set to start today’s Game 6, with Matt

Harrison penciled in for Game 7 if necessary. As of now, he said he won’t make changes to the rotation and it isn’t likely that Holland will make another start this season. First things first, the Cardinals still need to win Game 6 before they can worry about the all-in Game 7. The main question at this point is which team really has the advantage due to the postponed game. The Cardinals might have a routine to keep, family to see and their own beds to sleep in, but one can’t forget that the Rangers can sleep easy in their hotel-room beds knowing they have a 3-2 lead in the Series and are only one game away from being World Series Champions.

Cory Downer can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 256.




Postponed World Series Game 6 gives needed rest to starting pitchers


Salukis end fall season with top individual performances




Whiteheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new diet works wonders JOE RAGUSA Daily Egyptian Saluki volleyball assistant coach Tammi Fries brought back a new plan to improve the nutrition of her athletes from her last stop at East Tennessee State. â&#x20AC;&#x153;East Tennessee Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength and conditioning coach ... (Lee Morrow, is) getting his Ph.D. in exercise science and he had a strong interest in nutrition,â&#x20AC;? Fries said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was just stressing that to the athletes. When they should eat, how often they should eat, what they should eat to give them more energy.â&#x20AC;? When SIU volleyball team members started documenting their daily eating habits this summer, outside hitter Jessica Whiteheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diet stood out for all the wrong reasons. She was the self-proclaimed queen of fast food, eating it every day of the week and skipping out on the healthy foods Fries preached about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we first started doing the nutrition sheets, (Fries) told us to be honest, so I was,â&#x20AC;? Whitehead said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;She told me I was the worst eater on the team.â&#x20AC;? Whitehead, an undecided sophomore from Murphysboro, was second on the team in 2010 with 2.61 kills per set in conference play while eating fast food every day, but admitted she would wear down towards the end of games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can feel it once I was eating more healthy,â&#x20AC;? Whitehead said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was eating fast food everyday, I was sort of sluggish, but now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m energized.â&#x20AC;? Head coach Brenda Winkeler said she noticed a difference right away in Whitehead, on and off the court. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was pleasantly surprised. Jess said to me that she had more energy, felt better and wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t falling asleep all the time,â&#x20AC;? Winkeler said. Both Winkeler and Fries said it was hard for her athletes to fit a balanced diet around their hectic schedule of practices, workouts and class. They never had a specific plan to address their nutrition until Fries came aboard during the summer and expressed interest in it, along with

assistant strength coach Maureen Khairallah. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had done some similar things in the past, but this was the most formal thing we had done,â&#x20AC;? Winkeler said. Fries said the diet sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enforced on her players advises they eat every three hours, along with healthy snacks in-between meals. Those snacks usually consist of two servings of fruit along with a vegetable everyday, as well as plenty of carbohydrates and protein to help them recover from their workouts. Fries said the transition to the new diet went smooth for the whole team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the great thing about nutrition, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long to see the results,â&#x20AC;? Fries said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was within a few weeks that (Jess) said she had more energy and stopped falling asleep in class.â&#x20AC;? Whitehead said the switch to healthy food was hard for her at first, but her parents helped her choose healthier food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Picking food) was pretty


Outside hitter Jessica Whitehead pauses Wednesday during practice at Davies Gymnasium. During the summer, Whitehead changed her diet from junk food to healthier food. As a result, she said she has more energy in the classroom and on the court. easy because I live close, so my mom helped me pick out things,â&#x20AC;? Whitehead said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad was always making jokes about (my diet), and he started eating healthier and stopped with the fast food, but other than that they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get on me too much.â&#x20AC;?

Whitehead leads the Missouri Valley Conference with 3.71 kills per set in conference play.

Joe Ragusa may be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269.

Daily Egyptian 10/27/11  

Daily Egyptian 10/27/11

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