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Three Haitian students safe after quake DEREK ROBBINS Daily Egyptian The earthquake in Haiti happened in the backyard of three SIU students. On Jan. 12, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale hit Haiti and had government officials fearing the casualty numbers may reach 100,000. The actual death toll has yet to be determined.

Three SIU students from Haiti were unaccounted for following the earthquake. Graduate students in civil engineering Ricot Saint Aime and Jean Rene Thelusmond, both of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital and the epicenter of the earthquake, were visiting their homes over winter break and were unaccounted for immediately after the disaster. Chancellor Sam Goldman said Monday at the 28th Annual MLK

Commemorative Breakfast both students were safe. The other Haitian student, Isaac Marcelin, a doctoral student in business, stayed in the United States over winter break. “He was unable to be reached because he was in Miami trying to get to Haiti to make sure his family is OK,� university spokesman Rod Sievers said. “We can confirm he is safe.�

None of the students could be reached for comment as of press time. The earthquake was so strong that SIU’s seismograph, a machine that reads seismic activity commonly attributed to earthquakes, recorded it. The seismograph is located in the Parkinson laboratory, more than 1600 miles away from Port-au-Prince. “It had tremendous impact,� Harvey Henson, assistant dean

at the College of Science said. “It serves as some sort of reminder. We have had large earthquakes historically in southern Illinois and we could have them again.� Henson said that geological studies have shown that in the winter of 1812, three 7.5 magnitude earthquakes occurred in southern Illinois. Please see HAITI | 7

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Sonya D. Willis, a sophomore from Chicago studying psychology, left, and Keiona Robinson, a sophomore from East St. Louis studying communication disorders, participate in a Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative march around Carbondale Monday. Willis said she came out to experience a march. Bryant Payne, graduate assistant for the multicultural programs and services committee, which helped plan the event, said the march was symbolic of the marches for civil rights in the Rev. King’s time. “It is important to come together publicly and show that we are not for racism. We are for a more unified world. This is about brotherhood,� Payne said.

Payroll secure until March, tuition to cover costs JEFF ENGELHARDT Daily Egyptian With at least one Illinios university beginning to implement furloughs, SIU President Glenn Poshard said the university is safe from drastic financial cuts — at

least until March. In an e-mail sent to all SIU employees Jan. 5, Poshard responded to University of Illinois’ decision to cut $82 million from its operating budget and said SIUC would not implement similar cuts and furloughs. A furlough is temporary, forced,

non-paid leave of absence. “We have thoroughly examined the use of furloughs and layoffs for the cash flow situation that we currently find ourselves in and we have determined that involuntary separation is not the answer,� Poshard said in the letter. “The savings

yielded from any furlough or layoff plan simply cannot make up for the $100 million owed the university by the state.� Because the university is operating on a balanced budget this fiscal year, Poshard said SIU is not facing a budget crisis but a cash-

flow problem. While the lack of state payments has handcuffed the university’s spending, Poshard said tuition payments for the spring semester will secure January and February payroll. Please see PAYROLL | 7


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Break crime rate steady despite arrests NICK JOHNSON Daily Egyptian

WINTER BREAK CRIME NUMBERS 12/14/2007 to 01/15/2008

Despite a major burglary arrest Dec. 19, winter break crime rates remained similar to last year, data from the Carbondale Police Department show. Though 34 burglaries were reported over break—13 more than last year—the overall theft-related crime total came to 74, only one more than last year. On Dec. 19, police responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress at the home of Dylan Kirk, 23, at the 500 block of North Allyn Street. A male and female were arrested after fleeing Kirk’s home. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Marcel Martin, 17, of Carbondale, and an additional male juvenile. Police charged all three juvenile suspects with residential burglary, theft and burglary to a motor vehicle in connection with 14 separate incidents, most of which occurred on the northwest side of Carbondale over the last six months, according to a police press release. Police Chief Jody O’Guinn said police are investigating whether or not the suspects committed more burglaries than they admitted.

Attempt Residential Burglary      58 Theft From Motor Vehicle         1 Burglary of Motor Vehicle Parts 1 Burglary from Motor Vehicle         6 Theft Over $300                            34 Theft $300 and Under                   28

TOTAL 128 12/14/2008 to 01/15/2009

Residential Burglary                        21 Theft From Motor Vehicle      2 Burglary from Motor Vehicle         9 Theft Over $300                                15 Theft $300 and Under                  26

TOTAL 73 12/14/2009 to 01/15/2010

Residential Burglary                       34 Theft From Motor Vehicle               2 Burglary from Motor Vehicle      3 Theft Over $300                                11 Theft $300 and Under 24

TOTAL 74 Source: Carbondale Police Dept. Pablo Tobon | DAILY EGYPTIAN

“Some had indicated they (committed) so many they couldn’t remember where they were,” O’Guinn said. Though the primary suspect in the arrests was from Carbondale, O’Guinn said the majority of burglaries police have seen are committed by persons outside the community. Bill Kilquist, who served as Jackson County Sheriff from 1982-2003

and as warden of the Illinois Youth Center in Murphysboro from 20032005, said juveniles often steal because they have no other resources. “Most of these kids wouldn’t know which end of a broom to pick up. (They) wouldn’t know which end of a lawnmower to push,” Kilquist said. Gordon Plumb, a clinical psychologist in Carbondale, said a lot of juveniles have a sense of entitlement and may think their need for certain items is greater than the person they’re stealing from. Juvenile criminals also likely come from homes without real discipline and boundaries, Plumb said. “You get a lot of kids who are latchkey kids these days—like nobody’s around,” Plumb said. “Likely they have a history of getting away with things.” Kilquist said there’s more opportunity for juvenile crime in a college town. “There’s more of an opportunity to sell drugs, there’s more of an opportunity to get someone alone at three in the morning,” he said. “The opportunities make it look like there’s more crime here.”

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‘Wings of Knowledge’ sculpture finished after five years Morris Library takes one more step toward completion ERIN HOLCOMB Daily Egyptian The “Wings of Knowledge” has finally flown into Morris Library after five years in the making. Library administrators planned the metal, free-turning sculpture on the outside of the north entrance to be only part of a grander scheme. Now, the 36-foot-high sculpture located inside the entrance is finished — and it’s attached to the outside piece. Evan Lewis, who sculpted the piece, said he faced one of his greatest challenges with the interior sculpture that hangs from the ceiling. He wanted to transfer the rotary motion from the outside sculpture to the inside, so both would move and spin with the wind. “There really isn’t much out there that you can buy off a shelf to make that happen,” Lewis said. “I got a little into it and had to start over.” He said he did not become discouraged because he had been ambitious to build an inside/outside sculpture for a long time. He is

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relieved the project is over and no disasters happened, he said. “It’s great,” Lewis said. “I’m certainly grateful that it didn’t come off and that it’s still up.” David Carlson, dean of Library Affairs, said the library was free to do whatever it wanted with the $137,000 given from the state, as long as it spent the money on local art. One-half of one percent of state funded projects must go to art within the state, so Carlson met with a committee of library members to decide what kind of art they wanted, he said. The committee agreed it wanted to fund one, powerful piece of art as opposed to multiple, smaller ones. “We thought there were enough rusting, metal art sculptures of an abstract nature already on the campus grounds,” Carlson said. “I think we were looking for something dramatic and striking because we were trying to build a facility that we thought would be dramatic and striking.” The committee worked with The American Institute of Architects and paid three artists $15,000 out of the state’s money to travel to the university to give presentations on their ideas for artwork for the north entrance. Carlson said after Lewis’ presentation, he asked Lewis what inspired or motivated him to develop his winged sculpture idea. “And Lewis said, ‘Well, it’s what I

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Evan Lewis, a sculptor and artist from Chicago, works Wednesday to secure a section of the “Wings of Knowledge” sculpture he designed to the main entrance of Morris Library. Looking on is Joe Vanderstappen, who has been working with Lewis for 12 years. “It was a big and very intriguing project,” he said. Lewis installed the section of the sculpture on the outside of the building in April. do,’” Carlson said. The committee unanimously agreed to have his sculpture in the library. Megan Lotts, fine arts librarian, said she loves the sculpture but is worried about the risks that come with public art. “We have to wonder, will the public hate it or like it or what?” Lotts said. “He’s really taking a risk;

every public artist is taking a risk with public art.” Lewis said he tries to design his art so it pleases everyone, and he hopes the sculpture in the library will be easier on the eyes than the clock that hung before the renovations. “I hope it’s more interesting than a clock,” he said. “But it’ll become a thing that you would look to, like you would look at a clock.”

Carlson said it’s nice to see the sculpture, which helps bring a sense of closure to the library’s renovations. “It does feel like a closing paragraph to this particular element of the story,” he said.

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


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East side residents dispute rezoning, development plans on Council agenda NICK JOHNSON Daily Egyptian Residents of an east side neighborhood remain opposed to a rezoning request by a local property owner that could put more than 20 new single-family homes in their backyard. John Alleman, a local property owner, will petition the City Council today to re-zone his vacant, 6.7-acre plot of land off East Campus Drive and southeast of Glenbeth Drive from agricultural to low-density residential. Each new lot on Alleman’s property would have to be a minimum of 8,000 square feet and house no more than two unrelated people, according to city zoning standards. Alleman said despite a recommendation from the city’s planning commission, the council denied a similar rezoning request a year and a half ago after concerned neighbors claimed the development would be used for student housing and lead to more traffic. “I thought that was an inappropriate decision by the council not supported by law or the facts,” Alleman said. “(The neighbors) were particularly critical of students and student housing.” Councilman Joel Fritzler voted against Alleman’s first request for 5,000-square-foot lots, but said he plans to vote for it Tuesday night and anticipates the request will be granted. Most of the surrounding area is zoned to the same requirements and the development would provide a needed variety of housing, Fritzler said. Fritzler also said should the properties become rentals, it would be beneficial to the city as well. “Bringing in new housing for students is a good thing,” he said. “I still think one of the reasons we’ve been

losing students is because of our housing stock.” A similar rezoning and development project on the north side of town was approved and the properties sold right away, he said. “There’s always a need for affordable new housing and the city of Carbondale has various programs and incentives for builders to make available moderately priced new housing,” Alleman said. “So this is just consistent with the city’s overall plan and needs of the community.” Residents of the nearest neighborhood said because East Campus Drive would be the only entrance and exit for the new subdivision, traffic in their nowquiet neighborhood would severely increase. Resident Marilyn Hisgen, who lives near the site, said her driveway would have to be cut off to make room for a street addition. Hisgen said she spoke with the city’s planning department, which estimated that more than 100 cars per day would travel in and out of the new subdivision. “We have probably 10 or 15 cars per day coming around here (now),” Hisgen said. Hisgen and her husband sent an e-mail petition to the council, which among other things addressed the area’s poor drainage. That’s one reason why resident Gerald Edwards, who lives a few doors down from the Hisgens, also opposes the request. Amber Hanson, another neighborhood resident, said while Alleman’s request of 8,000 square feet per lot is a bit better than his last, the development still isn’t something the neighborhood desires.

Nick Johnson can be reached at 536-3311 ext. 263 or nickj39@siu.edu.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Treviño loses arbitration case Panel: Former chancellor skipped work, meetings JEFF ENGELHARDT Daily Egyptian Former Chancellor Fernando Treviño failed to consult with the governor or attend a campus safety meeting after the Northern Illinois University shootings, among other grievances, according to the three-person arbitration panel that ruled Dec. 19 SIUC would not have to pay him the remainder of his contract. Treviño filed a lawsuit against the university for $824,503.52 after a letter signed by SIU President Glenn Poshard on April 11, 2008, notified Treviño he was terminated from his position for “failure to perform basic job duties.” Treviño was reassigned to a tenured faculty position after serving as chancellor for less than a year, but instead took a job in June 2008 as the dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University. Poshard said he is relieved the case is finally over after more than a year of waiting and is glad the university will not have to lose more money in tough economic times. “We felt from the very beginning that we were doing the right thing by not settling out of court,” Poshard said. “It wasn’t something we wanted to do, but once the suit was filed we had to defend ourselves.” When the shootings at Northern Illinois University occurred, Treviño left work, failed to take a call from the governor’s office and did not attend an eve-

ning meeting to go over campus safety procedures, according to the panel. The panel found Treviño failed to perform other basic job duties on multiple occasions, but highlighted two more specific reasons as grounds for termination. Administrators asked Treviño to work during a weekend to finish a list of goals for the campus, but he failed to do so, leaving his staff to pick up the slack, the panel said. The decision also states Treviño failed to show up for work and make a decision about campus closures during the February 2008 ice storms. Carbondale lawyer Shari Rhode represented Treviño in the case and said she was disappointed with the panel’s failure to realize it was within the Board of Trustees’ power, and not the president’s, to remove the chancellor. “The arbitrators simply chose to discount the fact that the board didn’t vote to terminate the chancellor for cause and the contract said the board was the only party that could terminate for cause,” Rhode said. “But arbitrators can do what they want to do.” In the official decision, the panel found Poshard was acting on behalf of the board, which later ratified the decision. Poshard said while he is disappointed with the Treviño hiring, he is grateful for the stability Chancellor Sam Goldman has brought to the position and is

confident incoming Chancellor Rita Cheng will be a perfect fi t. “I think Dr. Cheng is going to be a terrific chancellor,” Poshard said. “She is going to have an excellent grasp of the financial situation we’re in … she is as prepared as anyone for this job that I can imagine.” Cheng will take over the chancellor position on June 1.

Jeff Engelhardt can be reached at jengel@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 254. July 1, 2007 Fernando Treviño signs a three-year contract to become the next chancellor at SIUC.

March 17, 2008 Treviño placed on paid administrative leave after SIU President Glenn Poshard cited Treviño had failed to perform basic job duties.

April 11, 2008 Poshard removes Treviño from chancellor position and names Sam Goldman as the interim. Treviño’s lawyer Shari Rhode says he will seek arbitration.

December 22, 2009 A three-person arbitration panel rules SIUC had “just cause” to remove Treviño from the post and does not have to pay the former chancellor the remainder of his contract. Source: Arbitration report & Daily Egyptian archives Pablo Tobon|DAILY EGYPTIAN


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Prop. 8, the trial that should be seen BARRY FRIEDMAN McClatchy Tribune It’s too bad the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that California’s Proposition 8 trial on same-sex marriage, Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, may not be broadcast beyond the courthouse. Like the Scopes “monkey trial� with which it is sometimes compared, Perry is not a legal case in the strict sense. It is a morality play aimed at all of us, speaking in a sense for all of us, and we should get to hear it. In 1925, the national media descended on the small mountain town of Dayton, Tenn., to watch legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow go up against Populist leader William Jennings Bryan. The ostensible basis for the suit was whether barring an instructor from teaching evolution violated his rights. In truth, Scopes became a stage play reflecting a brewing public debate between fundamentalist Christian values and enlightenment scientific positions. The trial was covered by hordes of print journalists and was the first to be broadcast nationally by radio, and countless Americans tuned in. The parallels with the Perry trial are telling. It too is peopled by star lawyers, most notably David Boies and Theodore Olson, who faced off in Bush vs. Gore and have now joined hands in support of gay marriage. The issue is equally fundamental. And what happens in San Francisco may be the first step in the resolution of an issue that not only affects, but implicates, us all. The question of cameras in the courtroom involves a trade-off between every citizen’s right to watch the processes of government and fairness to the parties, witnesses and jurors.

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f matters of social change are going to be debated in the courts, we all should get to view the process, and, through our reactions, get to participate in it. It is all the more complicated here by questions of whether the trial court followed procedures in allowing the broadcast in the first place. But Perry, like Scopes, is no ordinary trial. In most court cases, something happened, and the purpose of the trial is to ascertain exactly what that was. Did the defendant mug the victim or cook the corporation’s books; was a company negligent to design the car the way it did? When it comes to courtrooms, we worry about fact-finding biased by the presence of cameras, and about witness and juror safety. The questions being tried in Perry are of an entirely different nature. To “prove� their case, the plaintiffs must show that California has no legitimate — let alone compelling — interest in regulating who gets married. So the witnesses are “testifying� about the history and meaning of marriage, the profoundness of their love for one another, the morality of homosexuality and animus about gays. Guess what? Legal procedure won’t resolve these “facts.� The participants in Perry are already on camera, like it or not. The case is part of a national drama over gay rights in which the participants choose to take part. There is one legitimate concern about cameras. Opponents of Proposition 8 have used modern technology to “out� the donors to the campaign against gay marriage, and some of the latter have been harassed. This sort of behavior is troubling no matter who engages in it; the law

protected donor lists to the NAACP in the South for similar reasons. But, as the Supreme Court dissent pointed out, the witnesses already are fully in the public eye. The current trial is but the first step on a ladder that was always designed to end in the Supreme Court. Cases like Perry have almost nothing to do with the parties in them (though those parties will surely be affected). They are aimed at social change, and in this dispute, some see the Supreme Court as the brass ring. The thing about social change through the courts is that it invariably rests on what the broader public thinks. Consider the famous social change cases: Brown vs. Board of Education on segregation in public schools; almost any abortion case; Lawrence vs. Texas on gay rights and anti-sodomy laws. In these cases the court did not buck or define social views so much as confirm them. More and more, for better or for worse, Supreme Court decisions on social issues reflect opinion polls. That’s why the plaintiffs in Perry want the trial televised, and the defendants do not. There’s a huge national to-andfro going on over gay marriage. The plaintiffs hope to out the opposition to gay marriage as nothing but irrational hatefulness. The trial record is intended to be Exhibit A in the Supreme Court. But to prevail, the plaintiffs and their supporters ultimately must capture the hearts and minds of the

American people. The high court, perversely, felt broadcasting should be banned precisely because “this case ... involves issues subject to intense debate in our society.� The majority stressed that studies had not shown “the effect of broadcasting in high-profile, divisive cases.� What, imaginably, could that bad effect be? That the American people might have views on the subject and debate them? Many proponents of same-sex marriage in the gay community opposed the Perry litigation, believing that the suit came too quickly; that public opinion is unsettled. Scopes may be instructive here as well. John Scopes lost and paid a small fine, though even that was overturned on appeal. But the real effect of the trial was to embolden creationists; it potentially set back the widespread teaching of evolution for years. The issue of creationism, now called “intelligent design,� was “tried� in Pennsylvania in 2005; it has not gone away. It’s wrong, of course, to think the Supreme Court will “resolve� this issue, any more than it managed to resolve the issues of segregation, abortion, the death penalty or gay rights, for that matter. But what the court ultimately decides (if it decides), and on what basis, will profoundly affect the terms of the debate. If matters of social change are going to be debated in the courts, we all should get to view the process, and, through our reactions, get to participate in it.

Friedman is a constitutional litigator and law professor at New York University School of Law.

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Zhengzhou administrator visits SIUC China exchange program in the works

Dr. Wang Zongmin (center), vice president of Zhengzhou University takes a tour of the Communications Building Friday with Dean Gary Kolb (right), and Max Yen, director of the Materials Technology Center at SIUC. Wang said he is excited for the growing partnership between Zhenghou University and SIUC and he expects to start an exchange program in the near future.

JACOB MAYER Daily Egyptian Zongmin “Jack” Wang toured the university campus Friday to get a firsthand look at what SIUC had to offer after it became partners with Zhengzhou University. Wang, vice president of Zhengzhou University in the Henan province of China, came to campus after SIUC officials visited several universities in China, Taiwan and India including Zhengzhou University in November. The partnership between SIUC and Zhengzhou University is designed to create cultural centers on each campus and increase international enrollment. “I believe both universities have set very good foundations for collaborations,” Wang said through a translator. “Southern Illinois University is one of the best universities in Illinois. Zhengzhou University, likewise, is the best university in the province of Henan.” Wang said Zhengzhou University already has SIUC centers on campus, while SIUC is planning to place a Confucius Institute in the foreign language department. The institute will teach Chinese language and culture. SIUC Chancellor Sam Goldman said Zhengzhou University would provide two faculty members to establish the center and SIUC would only have to provide

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space for the two-year project. Goldman’s trip to China was also inexpensive as he said SIUC paid less than $1,000 for his trip to China, while he paid $4,000 out of his own pocket. Wang said he was not able to meet many Chinese students during his visit because the semester had not yet started, but he does envision a larger exchange of students between the two universities. Wang said that Zhengzhou University also has a grade school and high school. He said he would like to open the exchange to high school students in order to keep

them in the program long-term. In 2006, Wang wrote a book sponsored by the Ministry of Education in China called “Outlook and Perspective,” which compared the top 100 universities in China with the top 100 universities around the world. The book includes a volume on SIUC. After a thorough examination, Wang said he determined the higher education system in China is a few years behind the U.S. and that Zhengzhou University can learn from SIUC. “It does not matter how many students you have or how many tall buildings are on campus,” he

said. “What’s most important is the faculty and its competency.” However, Wang said he does not want to underestimate the ability of the students. “The student is one of the important elements of a university,” he said. “You don’t do a sculpture out of rotten wood.” He said he would like to send the top students to Carbondale because they will be in good hands with the faculty and will have a brighter future. With the U.S. and China being two of the largest economic powers in the world, Wang said if American students could learn

Chinese, they could work in U.S. corporations in China and all over the world. Wang said he hopes students will want to go to Zhengzhou University to learn Chinese. He said he even speculates that in 20 years, the president of Zhengzhou University could be a graduate of SIUC. “The future of having a Confucius Institute is great,” Wang said. “There are more opportunities for student exchange and collaborations.”

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Henson said the reason for the amount of destruction in the earthquake that struck Haiti was caused because of both the population density and lack of structurally sound buildings. “It was a double whammy for Haiti,” Henson said. “You also had unreinforced masonry and buildings that don’t have earthquake code or architecture design.” Henson said several buildings around campus have been reinforced to accommodate for large earthquakes. Josh Swain, the senior pastor at The View Church in Carbondale, organized a relief effort for the citizens of Haiti as soon as he found out about the earthquake. “Our church not only needs to address the spiritual needs of people but also the physical needs,” Swain said. “As soon as we announced we were organizing, we received six calls within the hour.” Swain said the church is encouraging people to bring toiletries as well as stuffed animals. Swain also said money donations are encouraged. Assistant pastor Jacob Swain said he was impressed with the number of donations they have received. “It’s not necessarily wealthy folks

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“We’re getting new tuition monies in, so that will sustain us for those two months, but come March, we’re totally back on the responsibility of the state,” Poshard said. And it is in March when Poshard said state payments would have to be more frequent in order to avoid further cuts or borrowing. Through the first six and a half months of the fiscal year, SIU has received $32 million from the state. In order for the university to make March payroll, it will need to receive $42 million in the next two months, Poshard said. In order to prepare for what can be a financially crippling situation, Poshard said both administrators and heads of departments are taking steps to save as much money as possible. Morris Library has cut two hours from its daily schedule for the spring semester and will not make as many deliveries from McLafferty Annex. The library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to midnight on Sunday. The deliveries from McLafferty

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coming in and bringing supplies, but normal people around Carbondale opening their checkbooks,” Jacob Swain said. “I would say people inherently care about these situations, this creates a real kind of kinship that people around town share with the people from Haiti.” Jacob Swain said he thinks this kind of connection would be important if a similar disaster would happen in southern Illinois. “Even going back to last May with that big storm, it was a time that you would see your neighbor in trouble and help them pull a tree out of their yard,” Jacob Swain said. “There was a general sense of being your brother’s keeper. I think people are inherently good and want to help other people.” The Swains said they accept donations Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Henson said while this earthquake was disastrous, it could benefit awareness in the future and help save lives. “I think there is an opportunity here where we can use this large earthquake as an example of what could happen in other places, even southern Illinois,” Henson said.

Derek Robbins can be reached at drobbins@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 273. will be cut from three to two per day, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and there will be no deliveries Saturday. Lori Stettler, director of the Student Center, said the hours at the information center have been cut, but she is taking as many steps as she can to maintain all the services and hours. “At this point we have not cut (services),” Stettler said. “We’re trying to be cognizant of student needs and do everything we can before we resort to cutting building hours.” Poshard said all the cuts made on both SIU campuses have led to $13 million in savings. He said $9 million has been cut out of SIUC’s operating budget while $4 million has been cut from SIU Edwardsville’s. While Poshard said he is relieved SIU is stable for two months, but he is concerned about March and unsure about next fiscal year. “I think there is going to be a long period of financial problems,” Poshard said. “If you inflation adjust what we have received from the state, we have lost more than $60 million over the past seven years in our system.”

Jeff Engelhardt can be reached at jengel@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 254.


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Cali’s dubbed ‘hot’ by Travel Channel Dance club featured on “The Nation’s Hottest”

Leon Quenneville, host of the Travel Channel show “The Nations Hottest,” sits with Cali’s patrons while shooting a special episode of hottest clubs and DJ’s. Cali’s was dubbed one of the hottest clubs in the nation by the show. DJ Freebird assisted Quenneville in hosting the show after being titled the hottest DJ. This episode of “The Nations Hottest” will air Feb. 12 on the Travel Channel.

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The line to get inside Cali’s had reached the parking lot at 10:30 p.m. Saturday and things were relatively calm. One hour later, the parking lot was filled with cars and the line had more than doubled in size. People surrounded the bar, smoking cigarettes and complaining about the crowd. The hype stemmed from a visit from “The Nation’s Hottest,” a latenight television show on the Travel Channel that visits dance clubs across the county. DJ Freebird, a freestylist from Palm City, Fla., came along with a television crew and taped a dancefilled night at Cali’s. Mike Higgins, the floor manager for Cali’s, said the television show should give the club significant national attention. “It’s a nationally recognized TV channel,” Higgins said. “If you made the list, it shows something.” Ashley Kardynalski, a senior studying art, was bartending Saturday night and said she agreed that the national spotlight will help boost

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Cali’s place in the community. “I don’t know how we got (the Travel Channel) to come to our bar, but I definitely think it put us on the map as one of the best clubs around,” Kardynalski said. Kardynalski said she was surprised by how crowded it was and said she was constantly taking drink orders throughout the night. “I was working at the main bar in the back. I had to work the whole time from the second I came in,” Kardynalski said. “It was a bigger crowd

than we expected.” Katie Turek, a senior studying art, said she was surprised by how long the line was outside of Cali’s, which had reached past the parking lot. “I didn’t even get out of my car,” Turek said. “There were just tons of people outside both Cali’s and Callahan’s.” Josh Sucherman, a senior from Mundelein majoring in art education, attended the event. He said he heard about the party through some of his friends and had committed to

it weeks ago. Once at the bar, he said he was surprised by how long the line was. “I went over to the line at Callahan’s because it was shorter,” Sucherman said. Once in the bar, Sucherman said the crowd was what he expected, but it got worse as the night wore on. Amiss the flashing red and purple lights, light fog and loud music, Sucherman said the bar steadily became more and more crowded. “Eventually it was shoulder to

shoulder,” Sucherman said. “It was hard to move around.” Stefan Bernal, a junior from Peru majoring in biology, said he raved about the party to his friends and had a great time. “It was really crazy,” Bernal said. “There was a camera crew going around and everybody wanted to be on TV.”

Travis Bean can be reached at cardsos@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 274


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Senate candidates battle court voters frustrated with status quo BOSTON — Nearly one year to the day after President Barack Obama was sworn into office as an agent of change, Massachusetts Senate candidates battled to the wire Monday in an election that threatened his agenda and reflected voters’ frustration with the status quo. Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown scoured the state for votes on the eve of the special election to succeed the late Edward M. Kennedy, with the Democrats’ 60-vote supermajority at stake.

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Worshippers urged not to ‘sanitize’ the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at Atlanta church ATLANTA — A scholar and activist invoked the fiery side of Martin Luther King Jr.’s rhetoric Monday at the civil rights icon’s church, urging the audience not to “sanitize� King’s legacy or let the president off the hook on issues like poverty. Across the country, Americans marked what would have been King’s 81st birthday with rallies and parades.

TEXAS

Man questioned after 4 adults, child found slain at home in Texas

B E L L E V I L L E — Authorities working to determine what spurred a flurry of gunshots that left five people dead in southeast Texas are questioning a 20-year-old man who lived with the victims in the isolated house surrounded by pasture land. Police said Monday the victims of the weekend bloodshed all lived in the single-story brick home in Bellville, a town of about 4,000 people located 55 miles northwest of Houston.

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FDA hearing stronger warnings about cancer, tanning beds WA S H I N G TO N — Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are particularly dangerous. But there’s increasing scientific consensus that there’s no such thing as a safe tan, either. This is a message that Katie Donnar, 18, dismissed until a year ago when, preparing for the Miss Indiana pageant, she discovered a growth on her leg — an early-stage melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

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Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 released from prison after decades in jail TURKEY — The Turkish man who shot Pope John Paul II nearly 29 years ago emerged from prison Monday, declared himself a messenger from God, then spent his first night of freedom in a luxury hotel room. Mehmet Ali Agca, 52, said he would talk to the media in the next few days. But it seemed doubtful that his comments would clear up uncertainty over whether he acted alone or had the backing of communist agents, as he once claimed. He has issued contradictory statements over the years and there are questions about his mental health.

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Scale of help, tragedy increases in Haiti

ALFRED DE MONTESQUIOU MIKE MELIA The Associated Press

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The staggering scope of Haiti’s nightmare came into sharper focus Monday as authorities estimated 200,000 dead and 1.5 million homeless in the heart of this luckless land, where injured survivors still died in the streets, doctors pleaded for help and looters slashed at one another in the rubble. The world pledged more money, food, medicine and police. Some 2,000 U.S. Marines steamed into nearby waters. And ex-president Bill Clinton, special U.N. envoy, flew in to offer support. But hour by hour, the unmet needs of hundreds of thousands grew. “Have we been abandoned? Where is the food?� one man, Jean Michel Jeantet said in a downtown street. The U.N. World Food Program said it expected to boost operations from feeding 67,000 people Sunday to 97,000 Monday. But it needs 100 million prepared meals over the next 30 days, and it appealed for more government donations. “I know that aid cannot come soon enough,� U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in New York after returning from Haiti. “Unplug the bottlenecks,� he said. In one step to reassure frustrated aid groups, the U.S. military agreed to give aid deliveries priority over military flights at the now-U.S.-run airport here, the WFP announced in Rome. The Americans’ handling of civilian flights had angered some humanitarian officials. Sunday’s looting and violence

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Members of the 82nd Airborne take shelter from the blast of a Navy supply helicopter behind a stack of water bottles as the set up compound Monday outside Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. raged into Monday, as hundreds clambered over the broken walls of shops to grab anything they could — including toothpaste, now valuable for lining nostrils against the stench of Port-auPrince’s dead. Police fired into the air as young men fought each other over rum and beer with broken bottles and machetes. Hard-pressed medical teams sometimes had to take time away from quake victims to deal with gunshot wounds, said Loris de Filippi of Doctors Without Borders. In the Montrissant neighborhood, Red Cross doctors working in shipping containers and saying they “cannot cope� lost 50 patients over two days, said international Red Cross spokes-

man Simon Schorno. The latest casualty report, from the European Commission citing Haitian government figures, doubled previous estimates of the dead from the magnitude-7.0 quake, to approximately 200,000, with some 70,000 bodies recovered and trucked off to mass graves. If accurate, that would make Haiti’s catastrophe about as deadly as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed an estimated 230,000 people in a dozen countries. European Commission analysts estimate 250,000 were injured and 1.5 million were made homeless. Masses are living under plastic sheets in makeshift camps and in dust-covered automobiles, or had taken to the road

seeking out relatives in the safer countryside. An impoverished nation long at the bottom of the heap, Haiti will need years or decades of expanded aid to rebuild. For the moment, however, front-line relief workers want simply to get food and water to the hungry and thirsty. The delays aren’t “so much about food supplies as logistics,� said Brian Feagans, a spokesman for the aid group CARE. The priorities are clearing roads, ensuring security at U.N. food distribution points, getting this city’s seaport working again and bringing in more trucks and helicopters, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said in Rome.

Haitians seeking U.S. refuge will be returned CURT ANDERSON

The Associated Press

MIAMI — U.S. authorities are readying for a potential influx of Haitians seeking to escape their earthquake-wracked nation, even though the policy for migrants remains the same: with few exceptions, they will go back. So far, fears of a mass migration have yet to materialize. However, conditions in Haiti become more dire each day and U.S. officials don’t want to be caught off guard. Between 250 and 400 immigration detainees are being moved from South Florida’s main detention center to clear space for any Haitians who manage to reach U.S. shores, according to the Homeland Security Department. The Navy base at Guantanamo Bay could house migrants temporarily — far from suspected terrorists also being held there — and the Catholic church is working on a plan to accept Haitian orphans. Homeland Security spokesman Sean Smith said Monday that or-

phans who have ties to the U.S. — such as a family member already living here — and Haitians evacuated for medical reasons are among those who can gain special permission to remain in the U.S. The mass migration plan, known as “Operation Vigilant Sentry,� was put in place in 2003 because of previous experiences with Caribbean migrations, said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Chris O’Neil, spokesman for the Homeland Security Task Force Southeast that would manage any Haitian influx. “There is no new incentive for anyone to try to enter the United States illegally by sea,� O’Neil said. “The goal is to interdict them at sea and repatriate them.� The message was underscored by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during a weekend appearance at Homestead Air Reserve Base south of Miami, a key staging area for Haiti relief flights. “This is a very dangerous crossing. Lives are lost every time people try to make this crossing,� Napolitano said, addressing Haitians direct-

ly. “Please do not have us divert our necessary rescue and relief efforts that are going into Haiti by trying to leave at this point.� Some immigration advocates say the U.S. should shift away from stopping migrants and ease safe passage. They say those on approved waiting lists should be able to join spouses or relatives in the U.S. “We should be figuring out an orderly transition for people to come here, instead of being panicked about it,� said Ira Kurzban, a leading Miami immigration attorney. The Obama administration’s decision last week to grant temporary protected status to Haitians in the U.S. illegally as of Jan. 12 does not extend to those attempting to enter the U.S. after that date. So far this year, the Coast Guard has intercepted 17 Haitians at sea, all before the earthquake struck. The 2009 total of 1,782 was higher than any year since 2004, when more than 3,200 Haitians were stopped attempting to reach U.S.

shores. That was a year of political upheaval in Haiti following the collapse of the government of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Cuba is responsible for the biggest mass migration from any Caribbean nation: more than 125,000 Cubans streamed to the U.S. in 1980 after former President Fidel Castro opened the port of Mariel to anyone who wanted to leave. U.S. policy notwithstanding, the Catholic Church in Miami is working on a proposal that would allow thousands of orphan children to come permanently to this country. A similar effort launched in 1960, known as Operation Pedro Pan, brought about 14,000 unaccompanied children from Cuba to the U.S. Under the plan dubbed “Pierre Pan,� Haitian orphans would first be placed in group homes and then paired with foster parents, said Mary Ross Agosta, spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Miami. “We have children who are homeless and possibly without parents and it is the moral and humane thing to do,� Agosta said.


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&URVVZRUG Across 1 Somewhat warm 6 Polio vaccine developer 10 Wheel edges 14 Like top-quality beef 15 Prefix with logical 16 Jacques’s state 17 Phi Beta __ 18 Earth inheritors, with “the” 19 Water barrier 20 MAGIC 23 Saint Francis’s home 25 Little Red Book follower 26 TIGER 30 Madre’s brother 31 Silky synthetic 32 Volkswagen sedan 36 Stuff of headlines 38 Cooking apples 40 Teen detective Nancy 41 Palmer with his own “army”

43 Stories 45 Hagen of Broadway 46 PRIME TIME 49 Glossy cotton fabric 52 Bath sponge 53 YOGI 57 Akron’s state 58 Nastase with a racket 59 Tells really badly, as a joke 62 Suvari of “American Pie” 63 Society oddball 64 And the following, in bibliographies: Abbr. 65 Pigged out (on), as junk food 66 Takes one’s turn 67 Cinema chain

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4 Damage 5 Letter opener? 6 California’s __ Valley 7 Yemen’s Gulf of __ 8 Actor Cobb 9 City north of Indianapolis 10 Like Rudolph 11 “Who’s calling?” response 12 Strong sharks 13 Surgical tube 21 Goldsmith’s Wakefield clergyman 22 Trip to Mecca 23 Health insurance giant 24 More devious 27 Former Japanese capital 28 “Witchy __”: Eagles hit 29 Law school beginners 33 Test type with only two possible answers 34 Aquarium fish

35 Covered with water 37 Hardly a main drag 39 Black Panthers cofounder 42 Very wide shoe 44 Coral reef explorer’s device 47 Unit with six outs 48 Frito-Lay chip

49 NFL replay feature 50 Responded to a massage 51 Strong string 54 Egyptian played by Liz 55 Green land 56 Dream worlds? 60 Kareem, formerly 61 Four-sided figs.

Horoscopes

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 5 — Hook up with your partner first thing in the morning and remain connected throughout the day. Stressful incidents require support By Nancy Black and Stephanie Clements from someone you love. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —Today is a 5 — You Today’s Birthday — Relax into responsibilities feel limited concerning emotional possibilities. now. With less focus on exotic travels or Others provoke arguments in social situations. relationships and more on financial and career Your mission is to reserve your points for a objectives, you find yourself developing a more favorable moment. flare for thriftiness without seeming to pinch pennies. A generally sober year is sprinkled Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 5 — with contentment. No success comes without careful thought and consideration. Study the problems and Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 5 — reserve judgment until you can see the entire Today is filled with unexpected surprises. The playing field. only thing you know for sure is that you need rest to avoid stress. Give yourself permission. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 5 — Do your own thing and stay out of trouble. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 5 — You have plenty on your plate, and you can An associate requests your presence and the manage nicely. You don’t need outside input application of energy to a problem. Respond right now. with your ideas and help your friend stay focused. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 5 5 — You don’t want to hear what others have — You’ll get a lot more done if you can work to say. Still, if you adjust your thinking a tiny bit, independently today. Repair equipment or you gain compassion for their position. review work completed previously. You sense a change coming. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 5 — Get creative with communication today. Use Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 5 — your social talents to make others feel good Take little steps. Test each decision as you go about their efforts. This fulfills your end of the along. That way, you won’t have to go back and bargain. fix anything. Get together with a female later. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —Today is a 5 — If Leo(July23-Aug.22) —Today isa 5 — Progress you wish you had time for yourself, that can is made today, but it may not become evident be arranged. Create a cozy emotional space until later. Your thinking moves away from the where you can regenerate. A nap works just group and takes a new path. Wait for results. fine.

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

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Answer here: (Answers tomorrow) Wednesday’s answers

Jumbles: CARGO FETID PRISON Answer: How the rock star ran for office — ON HIS “RECORD”

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  ] DFWLRQRYHUWKHEUHDN   12.12.09 Southern Illinois University – 56 Tennessee Tech University – 59

01.02.10 University of Evansville – 68 Southern Illinois University – 79

12.19.09 Murray State University – 71 Southern Illinois University – 76 F/OT

01.07.10 Southern Illinois University – 43 University of Northern Iowa – 64

12.22.09 Southern Illinois University – 54 Arkansas State University – 68

01.09.10 Southern Illinois University – 61 Bradley University – 72

12.28.09 Southern Illinois University – 64 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay – 75

01.14.10 Drake University – 60 Southern Illinois University – 80 Source: SIUC Athletics Web site JULIA FROMME | DAILY EGYPTIAN


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SWIMMING & DIVING

SIU finishes second in loss to conference foe RYAN SIMONIN Daily Egyptian

The SIU swimming and diving team beat Truman State but was unable to surpass conference foe Missouri State Saturday. The Saluki men and women finished second and third respectively in the 4x100 medley relay to kick off the competition hosted by Missouri State. Senior Keli Kramer, who was the fourth member of the SIU women’s relay team, said the team had its hands full competing with Missouri State. “Overall Missouri State was on their game a little more and right now we need to focus on getting

our times down from here on out,” Kramer said. “It is nice to race against them before we see them at conference because now we know what we need to do.” Freshman Kirsten Groome and sophomore El Badrawi took first and third place, respectively, in the 1000-yard freestyle. Senior Therese Mattsson and sophomore Matt Kruse captured first and third, respectively, in the 200-yard freestyle. Mattsson also took top honors in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.86 seconds. Sophomore Cesar Perez and senior Jameson Kuper finished in third and fourth place for the Salukis in the 200 individual medley. Senior Emily Gable won the one-

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e lost pretty bad and I’m even hungrier because I hate to lose. We need to refocus because we still have a long way to go. We’re not where we need to be yet.

meter dive with a final score of 251.03. The Salukis swept the 200-yard butterfly event for the men and the women as Groome and sophomore Matt Parsons took top honors. The Salukis finished the competition the way they started it as the men took second place and the women claimed third place in the 4x100 freestyle relay. In the last individual event, sophomore Kristin Geppert and

— Jameson Kuper men’s team captain Kuper both finished second in 200-yard breaststroke. SIU head swimming coach Rick Walker said the team was pretty beat up and tired from the training it endured over break. “I’ve been most proud of our team over this break and it is never easy to step up and compete when your all banged up,” Walker said. “We had some good performances and that’s better than coming away with nothing.”

Kuper said he was not happy with his performance but he believes the team will bounce back. “We lost pretty bad and I’m even hungrier because I hate to lose,” Kuper said. “We need to refocus because we still have a long way to go. We’re not where we need to be yet.”

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

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“We don’t show (recruits) our stadium and we don’t show them our locker rooms,” Schweigert said. “The new facilities are a major selling point for recruits, and having them finished and supported will guarantee the continued success of our athletics.” Moccia said the meeting was a success because of the turnout and the amount of questions answered. “It was really good to show people what the project will look like, but also answer any sort of questions that they had,” Moccia said. “There were a lot of questions that were answered, so I think it was beneficial.” The crowd was mostly enthusiastic, and many people said the meeting put to rest any hesitation they had surrounding the project. “We found out a little bit more of what was happening,” said David Quaglia, a seasonticket holder since 1995. “I still have some concerns, but most of them have been put to rest.” Mike Durr, a season-ticket holder for 34 years, said the meeting was an affirmation for what he had been told before, and he had only one question left unanswered. “I’m still wondering where the tailgating is going to be,” Durr said.

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

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Athletic Director Mario Moccia speaks at a Saluki Way town hall meeting Tuesday at the SIU Arena to discuss the new seating renovations in the football stadium and the SIU Arena. The meeting was open to all current season-ticket holders and covered topics such as stadium changes and how to renew season tickets.


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Saluki Insider The match-ups for the NFL Conference Championships have been decided. Who are you picking to meet in the Super Bowl?

The New York Jets don’t have a prayer to beat the Colts, who will easily march on to the Super Bowl. It’s a bit of a different story in the NFC, as the top two seeds meet up. While New Orleans has had a great season, I think this is Brett Favre’s real last season and he will take Minnesota to the Super Bowl.

STILE T. SMITH sts34@siu.edu

A New Orleans matchup against Indianapolis sounds like it could be in the works as both teams have explosive offenses and the ability to play great defense. Both Drew Brees and Peyton Manning are veteran quarterbacks who make plays happen.

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rsimmy@siu.edu

The winning formula in the postseason goes as follows: Run the ball consistently and play dominant defense. Having said that, I foresee Brett Favre riding Adrian Peterson into Miami to clash with Rex Ryan and the Jets’ stifling defense.

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ray1021jr@siu.edu

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SIU throws coach John Smith said it was great meet all across the board for the throwers, especially after the tough training over break. “They just got out of five weeks of base training so they are a little beat up, but the good news is that in the women’s shot put we beat the girl from Illinois who is ranked fifth in the nation right now,” Smith said. Illinois senior Aja Evans, who is fifth in the nation, had a throw of 49 feet, 9.75 inches, putting her in third place behind McCall and Berry in the women’s shot put event. The SIU sprinters also had a productive day as sophomore Brandon Deloney won the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.95 seconds. Sammy Biggs finished in first place in the 400-meter dash with

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t’s been a long time coming, I can tell you that much. I finally put a whole vault together and I just made it happen. — Cody Doerflein sophomore pole vaulter

a time of 49.01 and Sam Megli rounded out the first place finishes for the men winning the 800-meter dash with a time of 1:57.99. The Salukis will be back on the track Feb. 22 as they travel to Bloomington, Ind., to compete in the Gladstein Invitational.

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

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Salukis can’t find shooting rhythm in conference loss RAY MCGILLIS Daily Egyptian

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Freshman guard Terri Oliver drives to the basket Saturday at SIU Arena during the Salukis’ loss against Creighton. While Oliver leads the team with 40 3-point shots, the Salukis were unable to capitalize when shooting beyond the 3-point line and were held to a season low of 10 percent.

The Salukis were out-hustled, out-muscled and simply out-played at home when the Bluejays flew into town. The SIU women’s basketball team (3-12, 2-3 MVC), with no players standing taller than six feet, was outrebounded 40-28 as Creighton (10-5, 5-1 MVC) took down the Salukis 84-62. Creighton entered the game in sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference and were the preseason favorite to win the league. The Bluejays controlled the paint throughout the contest, scoring 36 of their points beneath the basket. Heading into the game, head coach Missy Tiber said she was aware of the versatility and proficiency the Bluejays play with, including how they could hurt the Salukis if she focused on nullifying Creighton’s post play. “Other than (Kelli) Nelson, every player on their team can shoot the three well,” Tiber said. “It makes it very difficult for you to guard that. If you double (team), you’re going to give up three-point shots — we thought we could balance it out with our shooting.” Only days after the women’s basketball team dealt Drake University a 20-point defeat, the Salukis found themselves on the

Creighton wins 84-62 over Southern Illinois opposite end of the spectrum. Unlike the Drake game when the Salukis connected on 47 percent of their three-pointers, SIU made just 10 percent against Creighton. Freshmen point guard Katerina Garcia made the lone Saluki three-pointer just three minutes into the game, but would have trouble scoring the rest of the way. “The offense was getting looks, we just weren’t hitting them,” Garcia said. “Somebody needed to take the lid off the basket for us. Nobody, including myself, could finish. It was just a bad shooting game.” Creighton had its conference leading defense on full display on the road, holding SIU’s leading scorer Christine Presswood to seven points and denying the conference’s only player averaging a double-double – Stephany Neptune – of double-digit marks in any stat line. Physicality was not at a premium in this matchup between conference rivals, and Creighton proved to be the tougher team down low. In a game dominated by post players, the Salukis did find some offense off the bench in junior forward Katrina Swingler.

Swingler went 8-14 from the field and had a team high 19 points. However, Creighton did Swingler and the Salukis one better. Junior center Kelli Nelson was averaging 10.1 points per contest before dropping a career-best 24 points on the Salukis. The Bluejays had four other players reach double-digit point totals, including preseason MVC Player of the Year Megan Neuvirth, who had 10 points, 12 boards and three steals. “We know we’re always going to be smaller, so we know we’re going to have to just work harder – we need to be able to muscle people out and stay active,” Swingler said. “Nelson has that good hook shot and when she gets the ball down low she’s going to make that 90 percent of the time.” SIU will look to rebound from its loss Thursday when it travels to Illinois State. The Salukis have not won a road game since Dec. 16, 2008, when they beat Central Arkansas University, 69-68.

Ray McGillis can be reached at ray1021jr@siu.edu or 536-3311 ext. 269.


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Salukis snap four-game skid I

felt like they were all going in and I just kept shooting. — Carlton Fay junior forward

STILE SMITH Daily Egyptian EVA N S V I L L E , Ind. - For the second time this season, the SIU men’s basketball team held an opponent to less than 60 points as it snapped a four-game losing streak against Evansville 65-57. The Salukis (10-6, 3-4) got 15 points and six rebounds from junior forward Carlton Fay in Saturday’s victory at Roberts Municipal Stadium in Evansville. Fay scored 11 of his 15 points during the final 9:26 of the game as he went 3-3 from 3-point range. Head coach Chris Lowery said the team did a better job of finding Fay for open shots in the second half against the Evansville (6-11, 0-7) defense. “We’ve missed Carlton way too much this year,� Lowery said. “He finally got going and it was good to see that, because we needed it.� After making just two of his first 10 shots and none of his first three 3-point shots, Fay was able to make three of his last four shots. Fay said he never lost confidence after struggling to make shots in the first half. “I felt like they were all going in and I just kept shooting,� Fay said. “I was able to get the open looks and just knock them down in the second half.� The Salukis got off to a hot start in the first half, going on a 13-3 run in the first six minutes of the contest from two Justin Bocot 3-point shots and another from sophomore guard Kevin Dillard. With sophomore center Nick Evans suspended in the contest stemming from an ejection in Wednesday’s game against Creighton and sophomore forward Anthony Booker and freshman center Gene Teague in early foul trouble, the Salukis found themselves short in the post in the first half as Evansville junior center Clint Hopf went off for eight first half points. Evansville was able to rally in the first half to bring it to a 24-20 game, but SIU finished the half on a 9-3 run as it went into the locker room up 33-23. The Salukis were able to slow down the production of Hopf in the second half, as they held him to just two points. Lowery said the team was able to get better position on Hopf in the second half to hold him to 10 points for the game. “The very first play of the second half they tried a post entry and we stole it,� Lowery said. “We really did a good job of staying up our line and not letting him be a factor in the second half.� After going for a career high 14 points and eight rebounds Wednesday against Creighton, Teague followed with 12 points and seven rebounds as he connected on all five shots from the field and both of his two free throws against the Purple Aces. Lowery said it is difficult to stop the big body of Teague when he gets the ball in the post. “He’s just so big and strong,� Lowery said. “He’s a threat over both shoulders.� Teague said he has become more comfortable as the season has progressed. Freshman guard Colt Ryan led the way for Evansville, as he scored 22 points on 6-18 shooting. Teague said it was big for the Salukis to end their fourgame losing streak. “It feels great to pick up the win,� Teague said. “We really needed it.�

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

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Olga Ciura, a junior from Des Plaines studying aviation, competes in the women’s weight throw during Friday’s track meet at the Recreation Center. Ciura broke her personal record with her throw, increasing her chances of making it to nationals. “I’m very pleased with the way this meet went,� said coach John Smith. “As of right now we have four girls in a national meet.�

Dawgs dominate in second meet of season RYAN SIMONIN Daily Egyptian The Salukis continued their successful performance from 2009 to 2010. The SIU track and field teams captured 13 event victories and three provisional marks as it hosted the Saluki Athletics Scholarship Fund Invitational over the weekend. Sophomore jumper Malaikah Love broke the school triple jump record by nearly a foot as her jump made a provisional mark of 42 feet, 6.25 inches, which was 11 inches farther than previous record holder Inna Turevsky’s jump, set in 2005. Love also took first place in the long jump. Junior sprinter Kandise Thompson also won two events as she took top honors in the 200 and 400-meter

Love breaks school triple jump record

dashes. Her 200-meter time was a new personal record. Junior Miracle Thompson led the way for the women’s pole vaulting, as she finished tied for first with a vault of 12 feet, 7.5 inches, while sophomore Cody Doerflein took home top honors for the men with a vault of 17 feet, 4.5 inches. “It’s been a long time coming, I can tell you that much,� Doerflein said. “I finally put a whole vault together and I just made it happen.� SIU pole vaulting coach Dan Digman said the pole vaulting team is right where it needs to be this early in the season. “Cody had over a 10-inch personal

best which puts him at fifth in the nation right now and third all-time in SIU history,� Digman said. “We are real proud of him, but both Miracle and Cody had a great day.� The women weight throwers continued their dominance as sophomore Jeneva McCall and junior Gwen Berry made provisional marks in the women’s shot put event with the duo finishing first and second respectively. McCall’s shot put throw was the second farthest in SIU indoor track and field history (52 feet, 5.5 inches). McCall also posted another win in the women’s weight throw event. Please see TRACK | 15

SALUKI WAY

Fans assured about Saluki Way, seating at town hall meeting

RYAN VOYLES Daily Egyptian Athletic Director Mario Moccia said there is one great way to inform the public about the Saluki Way project — reach out and tell them. Moccia and the Athletic Department has had one town hall meeting and plans to hold another to discuss the first phase of Saluki Way, which will include a new football stadium and a renovated basketball arena. The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Marion High School Auditorium. The goal of the meetings is to rest any fears season-ticket holders and community members have about the

project or seating, Moccia said. “Our goal was that all 1,800 account holders would have a handle of how the reseating plan is going to work,� Moccia said. “There are enough moving parts in this project that really requires an in-person explanation.� The Athletic Department hosted the first of two town hall meetings Jan. 12 in the SIU Arena. More than 250 people attended the meeting, according to the Athletic Department. A PowerPoint presentation, speakers and a question-and-answer segment were included to answer questions those in attendance had about the seating program. Seating will be based on a priority point system, implemented in 2002,

which will determine where season ticket holders will sit in the new stadiums. Points are earned by total donations made by a season-ticket holder and how long the individual has been a season-ticket holder. Individuals have until Jan. 31 to increase their priority points. Bubba Schweigert, who represented the football team while head coach Dale Lennon was recruiting, spoke at the meeting along with others. Schweigert said the project is essential to getting interest from potential recruits because the facilities are not up to date. Please see SALUKI WAY | 14

Daily Egyptian 1/19/10  

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