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Coroner says student death accidental CHRISTINA SPAKOUSKY Daily Egyptian SIUC student Juan Ochoa, 25, of Bensonville, was found dead in his home Tuesday by Carbondale police. The death was accidental, said Jackson County Coroner Thomas Kupferer on Wendesday. He said the reason for Ochoa’s death would be determined by a toxicology report, which could take up to a month to process. Ochoa, a junior studying philosophy, was commonly referred to as “Juano� and deeply cared for his friends, said Ochoa’s girlfriend Angie Owcarz. “He liked to dance a lot. He liked to be with people that he loved, travel and play pool,� said Owcarz. “He went to shows and he loved the Grateful Dead more than anything in the world.� James Perez, Ochoa’s uncle, of Elmurst, said he spoke on behalf of the family and wanted people to know Ochoa had a very loving and supportive family. “Everyone that had a chance to meet or know Juan knows how special he was,� Perez said. University chaplain Robert Gray said Ochoa’s family would have the funeral in his hometown. Owcarz, a junior from Woodstock studying glass art, said a benefit for Ochoa’s family would be held at Tres Hombres at 7 p.m. Thursday. All of the funds will go to Ochoa’s family, and people are asked to wear Hawaiian shirts or brightly colored clothing to honor Ochoa, Owcarz said. She said she is expecting a large turnout. “(Ochoa) thought Carbondale was one of the most beautiful places in the world with some of the most beautiful people,� Owcarz said. “He had a beautiful soul.�


Christina Spakousky can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 258.

veryone that had a chance to meet or know Juan knows how special he was — James Perez Ochoa’s Uncle


Hurley Haskea, 13, of Marion, eats a turkey sandwich Wednesday in the new Jimmy John’s location at 515 ½ South Illinois Ave. Jimmy John’s recently moved from 519 ½ South Illinois Ave. to its new spot, leaving behind yet another vacant property — one of nine empty spaces on the Strip.

Booby’s latest vacancy on Strip CHRISTINA SPAKOUSKY Daily Egyptian One of the city’s oldest restaurants has closed its doors, adding yet another empty property to the Strip. After more than 30 years, Booby’s Submarine Sandwiches at 406 S. Illinois St. in Carbondale unexpectedly closed during the holiday break. Many other businesses have closed or moved — some because of damage from last year’s ice storm or the May 8 derecho, but others say it’s simply a lack of foot traffic that has led to the vacancies on the Strip. Mayor Brad Cole said Carbondale’s downtown is not the only downtown suffering by the failing economy. “It’s a long-term process and an important area of town that we’re trying to get some momentum towards,� Cole said. Nine vacant properties stand between Mill Street and Route 13, waiting for that boost. But that might not happen because the Strip just isn’t what it used to be, said Alicia Niemeyer, Booby’s general manager.

Niemeyer said the lack of foot traffic downtown left the business struggling for revenue, and they decided to sublease the property. A businessman interested in renting the property made all the necessary arrangements but canceled at the last minute, Niemeyer said. “The focus is not on the Strip anymore by the community,� Niemeyer said. “It (used to be) the prime spot.� Jeff Hill, bass player for the Himalayas, a local band, said after Hangar 9 was irreparably damaged by the ice storm, Booby’s began supporting the music scene, offering a place where eclectic, racy bands could play. He said now there isn’t much happening on the Strip compared to 20 years ago, and bands have very few places to perform. “What you see in town right now is the absence of bar venues,� Hill said. “To see (Booby’s) go away would be a pretty big loss.� While so many properties remain empty, some business owners are hopeful that things are turning around, even if they aren’t necessarily removing vacancies from the area. Pagliai’s should complete its move from

515 S. Illinois Ave. to 509 S. Illinois Ave.—an old bookstore just north of the old Hangar 9—by mid-February, said Melissa Parsons, general manager. And Jimmy John’s moved from 519 1/2 S. Illinois. Ave. to 515 1/2 S. Illinois Ave. last month. Parsons said she hopes the new Pagliai’s would attract business by offering more parking and 10 50-inch flat screen TVs for sports fans. “Pag’s has always been a staple of Carbondale,� Parsons said. “The old one was great but didn’t have new kitchens and couldn’t entertain large parties.� Students deserve a more developed entertainment area because they are such an important part of the business model in a college town, said Ken Butler, owner of the Jimmy John’s franchise. “No one can deny the majority of business is the students,� Butler said. “The city needs to cater to them a bit more.�

Christina Spakousky can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 258.


Juan Ochoa, from Bensonville, right, poses for a picture with Angie Owcarz, a junior from Woodstock studying glass art. Police found Ochoa dead Tuesday at his home in Carbondale.



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Thursday, January 21, 2010 POLICE BLOTTERS

Officer involved in shooting

Property damage reported

Attempted armed robbery

Illinois State Police and Carbondale Police are conducting an internal investigation of a Carbondale police officer who shot and wounded by a machete-wielding man Wednesday at a residence on the 1100 block of North Robert A. Stalls Avenue, a police report stated. Police did not identify the officer or the suspect. According to the report, police responded to the residence in response to a reported domestic dispute and encountered a 27-year-old man armed with a machete. After officers repeatedly asked the man to drop the machete, the man was shot by an officer and immediately transported to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment. Jackson County State’s Attorney Mike Wepsiec is assisting both agencies with the investigation.

Carbondale police responded to the 300 block of West Elm Street Friday in reference to a report of damage to property. Officers learned between Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. and Friday at 7:15 p.m. an unknown suspect damaged a window on a door to the residence. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Carbondale police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred at a residence on the 400 block of West Oak Street Sunday, a Carbondale police report stated. At approximately 11 p.m., two suspects approached several people gathered outside the residence. The suspects attempted to steal property from the victims and a struggle ensued. One of the suspects fired shots from a handgun during the incident. No injuries were reported and the suspects fled east on foot. One suspect was described as a black male, 5 foot, 4 inches tall, and about 130 pounds. The second suspect was described as a black male, 5 foot, 9 inches tall. Both suspects wore black nylon jackets.

Battery investigation Police are investigating a seven-on-one battery that occurred on East Grand Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday, a Carbondale Police report stated. The victim, whose name has not been released, was walking on the 1200 block of East Grand Avenue when two unknown white males exited a white Chevrolet Impala and began to beat him. The suspects were then joined by five other white males who also battered the victim. The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment and released.

Residential burglaries Carbondale police responded to the 300 block of East College Street Monday in reference to a report of a residential burglary. Officers learned between Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. and Monday at 11 p.m. an unknown suspect entered the residence and stole property. The investigation into the incident is continuing. Carbondale police responded to the 400 block of West Cherry Court Monday in reference to a report of a residential burglary. Officers learned between Dec. 19 at 10:05 a.m. and Monday at 3 a.m. an unknown suspect entered the residence and stole property. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

Controlled substance abuse arrest A Carbondale woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance Saturday when Carbondale police responded to a report of a disturbance at the 800 block of East Main Street. During the investigation, officers arrested Doretta L. Bailey, 39, of Cambria. Bailey is being held at the Jackson County Jail.

Purse stolen from vehicle An unknown male suspect stole a black purse from a vehicle near the 1100 block of East Grand Avenue on Sunday at about 12:15 a.m., a Carbondale police report stated. The suspect is described as a black male, about 17 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing approximately 115 pounds with a cornrow hairstyle. The investigation into the incident is continuing. Anyone with information about any of the above investigations is encouraged to contact the police department at 4573200 or Crime Stoppers at 549-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may be submitted over the phone or online at

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· 8 p.m. Friday in Newman Catholic Student Center (corner of Grand and Washington) · Prayer and offering for the people of Haiti, all proceeds will go to World Vision. · Come join us for a night of prayer and worship.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Expect increase in senators, student involvement ERIN HOLCOMB Daily Egyptian

Just a week before the first meeting of the semester, leaders of Undergraduate Student Government said they are eager to continue their work—and they’re hoping the senators are willing to do the same. USG President Priciliano Fabian said he and other members accomplished last semester’s main goal to increase communication throughout the senate and university faculty and staff. That goal needs to be carried into the student government’s meeting on Jan. 26 in order to allow things to continue to run more efficiently, Fabian said. He said the low turnout of senators allowed students to lose faith and respect in the student government, but that the election of new and more ambitious senators restored them. “We believe we’ve been able to control everything in the office and totally gain our respect back with the administrators and the faculty,” he said. “And we’re slowly getting


e believe we’ve been able to control everything in the office and totally gain our respect back with the administrators and the faculty. — Priciliano Fabian USG president



Student government readies to accomplish spring goals What to watch out for this semester MAP Grant


Proposed fee increases Deferred maintenance OrgSync


Housing improvements

Increased ridership for Route 8 USG executive elections


Spring allocations

respect back from students.” John Kiwala, executive assistant, said respect is just what the group needs in order to gain more interest and gain future senators. “Our main goal this semester is to fill up all the positions,” Kiwala said. “I think we’re going to get really close, if not meet our goal.” Meeting quorum, which means at least twothirds of the members attend a meeting, became a problem last semester until the senators and executives started to reach out to students. Fabian said they would start advertising this semester to encourage students to join the student government. The Web site has been revamped and the group is working on a new logo. If students don’t want to join, they are still encouraged to sit in on meetings, Kiwala said, especially if they want to voice concerns to the senators. A section of each meeting is devoted to public announcements for anyone to speak.

Meeting Dates (all are Tuesday at 6 p.m.)


“That’s why we’re here,” Kiwala said. “We’re here to talk to them about everything.” The meetings have been moved from Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. to Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Now that the members have gotten the attention of students, they are continuing work on the Monetary Award Program grant and a new software system, OrgSync, which will allow students to follow and join Registered Student Organizations. Dave Loftus, chair of the Internal Affairs Committee, said the group is waiting on any information from the governor’s office or the university on whether the university will receive the grant money for the fall 2010 semester. “We’re gathering info and it’s more just waiting to see what the legislators are going to do,” Loftus said. However, Fabian said he’s excited to see that

January 26 February 9 February 23 March 16 March 30 April 13 April 27 May 4 Source: USG Web site


the OrgSync program is coming together. Organizations will be able use it to track its members, promote events and host homepages all under one program. It also links up with Facebook and the university’s Banner system. Organizations can more easily turn in funding request forms to the senators, who then vote on whether to fund events, Fabian said. Loftus said the government is also working on a lot of things behind the scenes. Senators are looking into the proposed student fees for fiscal year 2011, if deferred maintenance is being accomplished and how the university can better its housing. “We just want to make sure the students’ voices are being heard,” Loftus said.

Erin Holcomb can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 255.


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Band playing at Student Center as part of Noon Tunes TRAVIS BEAN Daily Egyptian Rolling Stone magazine’s top college band of 2008 will provide students with live music along with their lunch. The Student Center will be hosting The Black Fortys as part of Noon Tunes, which features local bands once a month to play during lunch at the Student Center. The band will play at 11:30 a.m. today in the lunchroom. The Black Fortys is comprised of four members. Josh Murphy is the lead vocalist and plays guitar along with Nathan Doyle. Carly Lappin plays bass and sings and Kevin Ohlau plays the drums. The band has played all over the country, but got its start in Carbondale three years ago. Ohlau said he and Doyle were in a band and met Josh in Chicago while recording at his house. They all moved to Carbondale and met up with Lappin to begin making music as The Black Fortys. After a year of playing music in Carbondale, Murphy said the band decided to take a plunge and enter the American Eagle College Band Contest after a friend convinced the band to submit a song. “It wasn’t even our idea,” Murphy said. “It seemed like a joke.” Murphy said the band was one of 15 bands chosen from over 1,000 entries to play in Pittsburgh in August 2008. Despite playing outside of Carbondale for the first time, Lappin said the band felt little pressure. “It was a 15 minute set,” Lappin said. “We were playing while a band was setting up on the stage next to us, so we really didn’t think about it.” The Black Fortys went on to win the contest and was later named the


Members of the band, The Black Fortys, from left to right, Kevin Ohlau, Carly Lappin, Josh Murphy and Nathan Doyle, pose for a portrait Tuesday. The group will be playing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the lunch room at the Student Center as part of the Noon Tunes program. nation’s best college band by Rolling Stone magazine. As a result, the band opened for famous acts such as Nas and Eulogies and shared bills with Bob Dylan and Spoon. Ohlau said the band recorded with famous music producer Brian Deck, who has recorded with bands such as Iron and Wine and Modest Mouse. “He clearly knew what he was doing. It was a little intimidating actually,” Ohlau said. “But I liked working with him.” Ohlau said one of the best things about winning the contest was securing the band’s manager Steve Nice. Nice, owner of Nice Management said he was a panelist for the American Eagle competition and was attracted to their sound. “We’re trying to continue to grow their fan base by getting them on the road,” Nice said. “I’ve also been trying to place their songs in TV shows and stuff like that.”

Murphy said it has been a crazy year since winning the contest with all the traveling, including playing in California, Texas and New York. The band is finishing up another album and will tour once again after its completion, he said. The album has taken longer than previous efforts because almost all the songs are new, but Lappin said the band was in a rush to record. “We only had five days to record,” Lappn said. “We just wanted to get everything on there and get out.” The band has experienced everything on the road from riding fancy yachts to carbon monoxide poisoning, but Murphy said Carbondale is the band’s home. He said the band looks up to such popular acts as Radiohead and Broken Social Scene, but local music and friends are what really influence The Black Fortys.

Travis Bean can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 274.

Editorial Board

Diana Soliwon, Editor-in-Chief

Anthony Souffle, Managing Editor


Jennifer Butcher, Voices Editor

Editorial Policy Our Word is the consensus of the Daily Egyptian Editorial Board on local, national and global issues affecting the Southern Illinois University community. Viewpoints expressed in columns and letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect those of the Daily Egyptian.

Jeff Engelhardt, Campus Editor

Julia Rendleman, Photo Editor

Stile Smith, Sports Editor

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Christina Spakousky, Newsroom Representative

Meet the Editorial Board


Hometown: Springfield

Dear readers: We meet again. This will be my 10th semester at the Daily Egyptian, and I somehow find myself sitting at a desk I’ve sat at before. I decided to stick around SIUC after earning my bachelor’s degree in journalism, news-editorial, to be a graduate student in new media. I also decided to keep giving back and improve the paper’s quality, in our coverage and our editorial views. I hope we suceed at both.

Diana Soliwon Editor in Chief

Hometown: Collinsville

Anthony Souffle Managing Editor FRANCESCO OSTELLO

The road to budget security is long and uncharted The name of the game: Keep public universities open. The players: Gov. Pat Quinn. SIU President Glenn Poshard. The Legislature. The rules: 1. Always pay what is owed. 2. Always balance your budget 3. Ignore rules one and two. The first move came in March 2009 when Quinn asked lawmakers to increase the income tax to help Illinois’ financial problems. Legislators, true to form, put it off until the new year. Now it is likely to be put off again until after election season. Legislators turning their backs on tough choices such as a tax increase are how Illinois’ state deficit is at an all-time high of $12 billion. Legislators have shown over and over again they would rather spend blindly than make deep budget cuts. The state owes local school districts $1 billion and universities and community colleges are owed $775 million, according to a Chicago Tribune article. $100 million of that $775 million is money budgeted and promised, but never given, to SIU. With public universities be-

coming financially unstable, online-based schools, such as the University of Phoenix, look more attractive to prospective students. Great public universities not only educate millions of Americans, they produce vital research. Things like the barcode, Pap smears and even the Internet, the vice that is taking over our lives, got its start at a research university. SIU has made its own contributions as well. SIU professors have patented lab tests to detect sudden death syndrome in soybean seedlings, refined technology that enables people with severe disabilities to control wheelchairs through tongue movement and created an ultrasonic 3-D navigation system for image-guided brain surgery. But the future still looks grim for SIU. Poshard, who is attempting to work off of a balanced budget this fiscal year and has refused to institute furlough days thus far, has tried to make additional cuts. But cutting down a few library hours and one less trip from McLafferty Annex is like digging for quarters under the couch.

SIU needs state funding. Tuition payments will cover costs of payroll for January and February, but the university needs $42 million more by March or it will have to turn to furlough days or borrowing. But SIU has received only $32 million from the state during the last six and a half months. While many believe the state will come through with the money eventually, the situation causes stress for students looking to graduate and for university workers wondering if they’ll get paid. SIU has been in this position three times this past year, our situation worsening with each succession. The Band-Aids the state has been putting on this problem are not sticking. It is time for a permanent solution. The Daily Egyptian asks state legislators to start making the tough decisions of tax increases and spending cuts. We are beyond cutting scholarly journal subscriptions and not buying new science equipment and computer software. Now we just want to keep our doors open.

This is also my 10th semester with the Daily Egyptian. I am a graduate student in photojournalism. I graduated from SIUC in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism. I have interned at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Naples (Fla.) Daily News, the Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. I hope our editorial section challenges readers to think and inspires them to take action for the betterment of SIUC and Carbondale.

Hometown: Carbondale This is my fourth semester with the Daily Egyptian and sadly the last, as I am graduating in May, hopefully, and starting down that book-lined path to graduate school. Being a local, I hope to bring a unique perspective to the editorial board. I look forward to entertaining, engaging and outraging all of you this semester, but most importantly I hope to provide a sense of context.

Jeff Engelhardt

Jennifer Butcher Voices Editor

Hometown: Hoffman Estates I have held numerous positions with the Daily Egyptian including editor-in-chief, sports editor, student life editor and now campus editor. I hope to bring my experiences from all those positions to bring insight to the most important issues facing this campus.

Campus Editor Hometown: Carbondale This is my fifth semester at the Daily Egyptian. I am a graduate student at SIUC focusing on photojournalism. As an undergraduate, I studied political science at Loyola New Orleans. My goals for editorial board are to represent my hometown and to bring a photographer’s vision to our opinions.

Julia Rendleman Photo Editor

Hometown: Centralia

Stile Smith

Sports Editor

While I sit on the sports desk and sports is my love and passion, I spent the previous two semesters covering campus news, where I have gained an appreciation for the non-sports world. I’m a very opinionated person, and I will make sure my opinion is heard on the editorial board.

Hometown: Belleville While this is my first semester on the editorial board, I want to make sure the voices, opinions and concerns of students are heard. This is my second semester at the Daily Egyptian and my first semester on city desk. I’m a 26-year-old journalism/news editorial major, and my goal is to become a public affairs officer in the U.S. Army.

Christina Spakousky

Newsroom Rep.



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Thursday, January 21, 2010

GLBT community weighs in on same-sex case Perry v. Schwarzenegger landmark suit

MICHARA CANTY Daily Egyptian A national court case that could decide the fate of same-sex marriage has SIUC’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community apprehensive about the future. The Perry v. Schwarzenegger case has challenged the constitutionality of California’s marriage clause, Proposition 8, which was approved by voters in November 2008. Under the clause, “marriage between man and woman is valid or recognized in the state of California.” The civil case has triggered a national debate on the constitutionality of gay marriage. Virginia Dickens, director of the GLBT Resource Center, said she hopes the case can be a big step forward for same-sex marriage and equal rights. “Social justice demonstrated in our daily lives doesn’t have to be accepted. We can work together and make changes,” Dickens said. “I hope to see the name of family broadened and


ho are they to choose for us? If this case involved heterosexual people, then their input would be vital, but it doesn’t. The word marriage is no more than a legal bond to someone you care for…we should have that right. — Christina Wilmor junior

legal protections of loved ones recognized. We want to be able to support, claim and protect our significant others.” Dickens has kept tabs on the San Francisco trial since it began Jan. 11. She said she agrees with the prosecution that same-sex marriage is negatively sanctioned because of deep-seated animosity toward the GLBT community. Ted Olson and David Boies, former adversaries of the 2000 case Bush v. Gore, are the lawyers working together to prove California infringes gay rights with use of homosexual discrimination and prejudice. The Alliance Defense Fund attorneys, supporting Proposition 8, argue the clause is justified because same-sex marriages are unfit for the procreation and safety of raising children. California’s clause limits marriage for only men and women, they said. Overriding Proposition 8 will be a difficult task for Olson and Boies, said Paul McGreal, a professor of law specializing in constitutional law at SIUC. “It’s a difficult argument to determine the constitutionality of Prop 8,” McGreal said. “Two principles of arguments stem from fundamental to gender standpoints. Overriding Prop 8 will be difficult because traditional marriages between men and women have been legally protected for years. Prop 8 limits men from marrying men and women from marrying women. The gender discrimination argument may weaken the defense in terms of maintaining Prop 8.” Some members of the university’s GLBT community said society thrusts homosexuality issues into misinformation campaigns that are misleading to the general public. This causes a heightened sense of paranoia and

bias reflected towards homosexual groups. “People need to be more exposed to diversity,” Dickens said. “Schools should teach multiple forms of family and prepare students to live in a society such as today. People are just afraid of change.” Christina Wilmor, a junior from Chicago majoring in graphic design and supporter of the GLBT, has followed the civil same-sex marriage case. “It’s none of (heterosexuals) business to determine who we should marry,” Wilmor said. “Who are they to choose for us? If this case involved heterosexual people, then their input would be vital, but it doesn’t. The word marriage is no more than a legal bond to someone you care for…we should have that right.”

According to The Associated Press, the case is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. It could then become a landmark in determining whether gay Americans will have the right to marry.

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


llowing same-sex marriage is like a free economic stimulus package. — Gus Bode

Quotes from the courtroom OPENING STATEMENTS “Proposition 8, and the irrational pattern of California’s regulation of marriage which it promulgates, advances no legitimate state interest. All it does is label gay and lesbian persons as different, inferior, unequal and disfavored.” Theodore B. Olson, plaintiffs’ lawyer “This is not ill will nor animosity for gays and lesbians, but special regard for this venerable institution.” Charles J. Cooper, lead defense lawyer IMPACT OF PROPOSITION 8 “I’ve only been in love once, and that’s with Kris. I’m 47. I know. I’m a plaintiff in this case because I would like to get married and to marry the person that I choose, and that’s Kris Perry. And California law prevents that.” Sandra Stier, in trial testimony “They lose no time in pushing the gay agenda. After legalizing same-sex marriage, they want to legalize prostitution. What will be next? On their agenda list is legalize having sex with children.” Hak-Shing William Tam, a defender-intervener, in a 2008 letter to supporters of Proposition 8, introduced as evidence EXPERT VIEWS “It seems to me that by excluding same-sex couples from the ability to marry and to engage in this institution, that society is actually denying itself another resource for stability and social growth.” Nancy F. Cott, Harvard University historian “I have a hard time believing that a straight couple is going to say, ‘Gertrude, we’ve been together for 30 years, but now we have to throw in the towel because Adam and Stuart down the street are getting married.’ ”Letitia A. Peplau, professor of social psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Source: NY Times


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Aftershock drives more from Haitian capital MIKE MELIA PAUL HAVEN The Associated Press P ORT- AU - P R I N CE, Haiti — A frightening new aftershock Wednesday forced more earthquake survivors onto the capital’s streets to live and sent others fleeing to the countryside, where aid was only beginning to reach wrecked towns. A flotilla of rescue vessels, meanwhile, led by the U.S. hospital ship Comfort, converged on Portau-Prince harbor to help fill gaps in still-lagging global efforts to deliver water, food and medical help. Hundreds of thousands of survivors of Haiti’s cataclysmic earthquake were living in makeshift tents or on blankets and plastic sheets under the tropical sun. The strongest tremor since the Jan. 12 quake struck at 6:03 a.m., just before sunrise while many still slept. From the teeming plaza near the collapsed presidential palace to a hillside tent city, the 5.9-magnitude aftershock lasted only seconds but panicked thousands of Haitians. “Jesus!” they cried as rubble tumbled and dust rose anew from government buildings around the plaza. Parents gathered up children and ran. Up in the hills, where U.S. troops were helping thousands of homeless, people bolted screaming from their tents. Jajoute Ricardo, 24, came running from his house, fearing its collapse. “Nobody will go to their house now,” he said, as he sought a tent of his own. “It is chaos, for real.” A slow vibration intensified into side-to-side shaking that lasted


Members of Charlie Company help evacuate patients from hospital buildings following a strong earthquake aftershock Wednesday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The 5.9-magnitude aftershock lasted only seconds but panicked thousands of Haitians. about eight seconds — compared to last week’s far stronger initial quake that seemed to go on for 30 seconds and registered 7.0 magnitude. Throngs again sought out small, ramshackle “tap-tap” buses to take them away from the city. On Portau-Prince’s beaches, more than 20,000 people looked for boats to carry them down the coast, the local Signal FM radio reported. But the desperation may be deeper outside the capital, closer to

last week’s quake epicenter. “We’re waiting for food, for water, for anything,” Emmanuel DorisCherie, 32, said in Leogane, 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Portau-Prince. Homeless in Leogane lived under sheets draped across tree branches, and the damaged hospital “lacks everything,” Red Cross surgeon Hassan Nasreddine said. Hundreds of Canadian soldiers and sailors were deploying to that town and to Jacmel on the south

coast to support relief efforts, and the Haitian government sent a plane and an overland team to assess needs in Petit-Goave, a seaside town 10 miles (15 kilometers) farther west from Leogane that was the epicenter of Wednesday’s aftershock. The death toll was estimated at 200,000, according to Haitian government figures relayed by the European Commission, with 80,000 buried in mass graves. The commission

raised its estimate of homeless to 2 million, from 1.5 million, and said 250,000 people needed urgent aid. With search dogs and detection gear, U.S. and other rescue teams worked into Wednesday night in hopes of finding buried survivors. But hopes were dimming. “It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack, and each day the needles are disappearing,” said Steven Chin of the Los Angeles County rescue team.

Lawyer: Infection puts Charlie Sheen’s wife in ICU LINDA DEUTSCH The Associated Press L  OS A N G E L E S — Charlie Sheen’s wife was admitted to a hospital Wednesday with a high fever and an infection following oral surgery, which might delay again a court hearing in a domestic violence case involving the actor, her lawyer said. Attorney Yale Galanter said Brooke Sheen was running a fever of 105 degrees when she was taken to Sherman Oaks Hospital early Wednesday morning and placed in the intensive care unit. “She has an infection as the result of oral surgery earlier in the week,” said Galanter. “They’re concerned and trying to get it under control.” Brooke Sheen was at her home in Los Angeles when she developed a dental problem that required oral surgery. By late Wednesday afternoon, Galanter said she had received heavy doses of antibiotics to control the infection, which was improving, but had developed pneumonia and remained in intensive care. “She won’t be going home today,” Galanter said. Meanwhile, Galanter said the prosecutor’s office in Aspen, Colo., had

acquiesced to Charlie Sheen’s request to visit his wife in the hospital. The Sheens are under a court order to stay away from each other and have no communication. A judge on Wednesday granted Sheen’s request to modify the protection order so he could visit his wife in the hospital, but that change only applies while she is hospitalized for medical treatment. A no-harassment clause remains in effect, and if Brooke Sheen asks her husband to leave, he must. That order was to be the subject of a hearing on Friday, but it was uncertain if it would go forward. Galanter said Brooke Sheen would probably not be recovered sufficiently to travel to Aspen. She had already obtained a postponement of the hearing because she was to undergo the surgery. Galanter, who was reached in Aspen, said he has asked that the hearing be postponed again. He said a status conference is scheduled for Thursday morning at the Aspen court to decide whether the Friday hearing will go forward. Charlie Sheen’s spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, said it’s his understanding that attorneys on both sides have asked for a postponement. “I’ve not been informed of any confirmation,” Rosenfield said.

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&URVVZRUG Across 1 Colorado resort town 6 Roman commoner 10 Who blows thar? 13 “April Love” singer 14 Talks deliriously 16 Witch’s specialty 17 One that creates a current in the current 19 “You __ here” 20 Floor model 21 __ alcohol: fusel oil component 22 Shakespearean feet 24 Ceremonial act 26 Kissers 28 DNA researcher 35 Horror filmmaker Roth 36 James Brown’s genre 37 Allow 38 A flat one may evoke a wince 40 Tit for __ 42 Starting line advantage 43 Puccini works

46 Wilson’s predecessor 49 Actress Ullmann 50 Fitness staple 53 “The fool __ think he is wise ...”: “As You Like It” 54 Silver encouragement? 55 Duke __: video game hero 58 Ireland, poetically 60 Ale feature 64 Ace’s value, at times 65 Warm things up, and what 17-, 28- and 50-Across literally do 68 Beverage suffix 69 Barracks VIP 70 Rubber duck-loving Muppet 71 Short flight 72 Tints 73 They must be met

Down 1 Between the sheets 2 Exclusive

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3 Housman work 4 “More!” 5 Bottom line 6 Butcher’s best 7 Like some negligees 8 “Brideshead Revisited” novelist Waugh 9 Buzzer 10 Ersatz 11 Basil or chervil 12 They may not be speaking 15 Add sneakily 18 Sine or cosine 23 See 25-Down 25 With 23-Down, “Duck soup!” 27 Census datum 28 Italian port 29 Sneak off to the altar 30 Compound in some explosives 31 Enrapture 32 Where Christ stopped, in

a Levi title 33 Hudson River’s __ Island 34 “Still Me” autobiographer 39 Wear down 41 Unpopular legislative decisions 44 WWII enders 45 Take a load off 47 Épéeist’s ruse 48 Shot 51 Heartening

52 Stick together 55 Ararat lander 56 Edit menu command 57 Don’t let go 59 Fashion 61 Mozart’s “__ kleine Nachtmusik” 62 Alkali neutralizer 63 They’re barely passing 66 “Far out!” 67 Barnyard bird


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Exert yourself to push aside an obstacle at work. Challenge yourself to move up a rung on the career ladder. A female provides support. By Nancy Black and Stephanie Clements Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Connect with a female who has a special Today’s Birthday — As you seek greater connection to private information. Don’t power in career or social activities this year, also expect her to reveal her sources. Just accept seek greaterspiritual depth and understanding. the data gracefully. Brute-force methods may have worked in the past, but now you discover social or spiritual Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a avenues to lead others with greater sensitivity 6 — If you collaborate with a much older person, you’ll love the results. Both of you feel and skill. vindicated when the news gets out. Feel free Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — to pat each other on the back. You’ve reached the balance point with work and responsibilities. Now it’s time to pursue Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 5 — Get down to business early and stick to it. social activities with flair. Join the party! of the day is spent clearing up mistakes Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — It Most trying to grasp what seems like an ancient may be hard to get through to an older person and now. Don’t worry. You’ll get another chance. concept. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 Follow through on social plans. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 6 — A woman presents a compelling argument. — Give a female permission to carry your It’s unique and yet practical. It’s hard to imagine message today. You don’t need to be the anything working better than that. bearer of news. You just need it to be delivered. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 5 — Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is an 8 Relationships have been tough lately. Today — Cultivate a relationship with your favorite you get a handle on how to communicate your person today. Spend extra time together and ideas reasonably, without seeming boring. Get exercise later. let yourself be carried away. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — You Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 5 have your marching orders. Don’t be afraid to — Share the stage with a female who knows start out early and work hard all day. A female her lines perfectly. Even if you ad-lib, she can begs you to take a break for supper. Follow her handle the banter. Who knows where the play will take you? instructions to the letter.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Saluki Insider When Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix introduced their new head coach, Chan Gailey, he made the comment, “Don’t ever think you can’t fill a coaching job, even if it’s bad. Oakland gets calls. ” What is the most undesirable job in professional sports?


At least when you go to Oakland you’re getting good weather, which you definitely can’t say for Buffalo. Buffalo has won in the past, even though it’s been a few years. If any job is undesirable, it’s the Detroit Lions. They’ve got a terrible team and the city is even worse.

At least head coaches have some power over other people. The trough cleaner at Wrigley Field can only hope they leave work not smelling like — well — a bathroom. At least they have darkly lit janitor dens to go to afterward, to hide their shame.

While neither the Bills nor Oakland sounds like a secure career path to jump into, John Russell, Pittsburgh Pirates manager, holds the least promising position in all of sports. The Pirates have produced all-star players — they just trade them away as quickly as possible.




“He’s the reason why we even had a chance to be in the game,” Lowery said. The Salukis kept their hot play going into the second half. Tony Freeman tied the game at 32 with a 3-pointer in SIU’s first possession of the half. After Bradley retook the lead on a tip in by sophomore center Will Egolf, junior guard Justin Bocot tied the game back at 34 and got fouled, but missed the free throw to put SIU on top. SIU would remain behind Bradley the rest of the way until Fay converted a shot in the lane to give the Salukis their first lead of the game 55-54 with 2:31 remaining. After the Salukis regained the ball on a Bocot steal, Freeman had a chance to put the Salukis up four when he got an open look from 3-point range, but he hesitated and


found Freeman open in the corner for the 3-pointer, but the shot was off target allowing Bradley to seal the 5755 victory. Maniscalco led the way for Bradley, as he scored 21 points, going 12-15 from the free throw line in the victory. Maniscalco said he was looking to be aggressive against the SIU guards. “In the second half, things weren’t coming as easy,” Maniscalco said. “They were really making an effort to keep me out of the lane and I was able manufacture some fouls and get to the line.” Egolf, meanwhile, recorded a double-double for Bradley with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Booker did the same for SIU with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Stile Smith can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 256.


Wagner said, without a doubt, Presswood fulfills more than her said criteria to assume the role as a leader on the team. “She’s a player who always looks out for the best of others. Sometimes you may not want to hear what she has to say, but she is going to tell you the truth only to make you better,” Wagner said. “She just tries to make every single person


traveled with the basketball. Freeman said he was as open as he had been all night on the turnover, and he should have taken the shot. “I have to take and make those kind of shots,” Freeman said. “When it comes to me down the stretch, I have to make the right decisions.” Maniscalco was tripped going for a layup on the ensuing possession by freshman guard Kendal Brown-Surles, and converted on both free throws to give Bradley the lead once again 56-55 with 59 seconds remaining. After a missed 3-pointer by Dillard, Fay was forced to foul Maniscalco with 20 seconds remaining. Maniscalco made one of two free throws, setting up the final possession for the Salukis. The Salukis went to Fay, who missed the 3-pointer, but Bradley knocked the ball out of bounds, allowing SIU one final possession. On the inbounds pass, Dillard




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Head coach Missy Tiber said while the Redbirds no longer have WNBA player Kristi Cirone, she expects the Salukis to get all they can handle out of a school which made it to the women’s National Invitational Tournament Semifinals just a year ago. “They’re a little different from last year, but they’re just a big team,” Tiber said. “That’s something that we are not. We’re going to have our hands full with size — we need to be able to move effectively in order to be successful.” The Salukis inability to control the paint was most recently exposed when Creighton handled their business in the post rather easily. Junior forward Katrina Swingler said the Salukis should always be prepared to face bigger teams. “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. Eerily similar to the Salukis, ISU’s most recent loss came by way of Creighton. Since being held to 44 points in that game, the Redbird offense has averaged 73.8 points per game while shooting 49 percent from the field. The Redbirds are lead by head


in this program better.” Wagner joked Presswood might give a couple of players on the softball team a run for their money. “I think she could do pretty much anything she really wants to if she focuses on it – the work ethic is definitely there,” Wagner said. “I would have to check out her swing a couple times, though.”

Ray McGillis can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269. coach Robin Pingeton who took over the program in 2003. Pingeton, much like Tiber, puts a strong emphasis on her team playing fast-paced, transition basketball and shooting the three with precision. Senior point guard Christine Presswood said this type of offense is, more or less, tactical improvisation. “That kind of offense is a more open style. You can really create shots and opportunities, opposed to set plays,” Presswood said. “It’s a free-flowing style of offense.” Of the Salukis three wins and 12 losses, only once has the team combined for a shooting percentage greater than 40 percent and lost. SIU was swept by ISU last season, but in their second of two meetings, the Salukis gave the then first-place Redbirds a scare as time expired. Officials waived off a last second 3-pointer by Kaci Bailey which would have sent the game into overtime. The team shot 42 percent in the game. “One thing I was really disappointed about in the Creighton game was our ability to knock down open shots,” Tiber said. “And to go on the road, you have to make those shots if you’re going to put yourself in a position to win.”

Ray McGillis can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269.

6SRUWV SIU comeback falls short MEN’S BASKETBALL



Saluki women face another conference powerhouse RAY MCGILLIS Daily Egyptian After falling to the conference’s top team Saturday, the SIU women’s basketball team (3-12, 2-3 MVC) will continue its uphill climb through the league on the road against the Illinois State Redbirds (11-5, 4-1 MVC) tonight at 7:05 p.m. The Salukis have found it especially difficult to win away from Carbondale, not only this season, but dating back to the second half of the 2008-09 season. A win in Normal would snap a 16-game road losing streak for the women, however, that task could prove to be easier said than done. ISU comes into this game riding a four-game winning streak — all on the road — and sits in second place in the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Redbirds have relied heavily this season on production from seniors at each position on the floor. Guard Maggie Krick, center Nicolle Lewis and forward Ashleen Bracey make up the team’s top three scorers and rebounders, accounting for 58 percent of the Redbirds points and 49 percent of their rebounds. In the Redbirds last game against Missouri State, Bracey posted her 15th career doubledouble when she had gamehighs 26 points and 17 rebounds. ISU defeated third place MSU 81-72. In their third consecutive year starting together, the one-two punch of the 6-foot-5-inch Lewis and the 6-foot Bracey down low has wreaked havoc across the conference this season. Please see ISU | 11

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STILE SMITH Daily Egyptian The Salukis scratched and crawled, but couldn’t complete the comeback as they fell to Bradley 5755. SIU (10-7, 3-5) missed two open 3-point shots in the final 10 seconds of the game to drop the Missouri Valley Conference contest to the Braves (9-9, 4-4). Head coach Chris Lowery said the Salukis, who went 17-62 from the field and 4-25 from 3-point range, guarded well enough to win the game. “Our shot selection was atrocious, and that’s on me,� Lowery said. “Our focus was not where it needed to be.� SIU struggled coming out of the gate, as Bradley went on a 15-0 run in the first 4:33 of the game. Junior guard Sam Maniscalco was key for the Braves in the run, as he scored seven of Bradley’s 15 points. Senior guard Tony Freeman said the team was not prepared to play prior to the game. “We just have to clean up stuff prior to the tip,� Freeman said. “Guards dunking and just goofing off, we just have to be cut in when everybody steps on the floor.� But the Salukis were able to come back. Following a technical foul from Bradley sophomore forward Taylor Brown, sophomore guard Kevin Dillard converted on both free throws making it a 17-4 game. Sophomore forward Anthony Booker then went on a personal 8-0 run as the Salukis pulled within seven at 17-10. Booker continued his hot play


Sophomore guard Kevin Dillard tries to drive past the Bradley defense during the Salukis’ 57-55 loss Wednesday at the SIU Arena. for the rest of the half, scoring 13 points in the half as the Salukis went into the locker room trailing 32-29. Lowery said Booker was the key for

the team in the first half. Please see BRADLEY | 11


Junior college transfer finds a home in SIU basketball


RAY MCGILLIS Daily Egyptian While the women’s hoops team has seen better days, senior point guard Christine Presswood is playing the best basketball of her career. Presswood, who transferred to SIU as a junior from Lincoln Land Community College, leads the Salukis, averaging 16.5 points per game and a 3-point shooting percentage of .453 — fourth and second best in the Missouri Valley Conference, respectively. Spoken like a true point guard, Presswood said her statistical accomplishments this year should be accredited to the play of her surrounding cast. “My success is a product of the whole team’s hard work,� Presswood said. “They all work hard to get me open and it’s my fault if I don’t knock the shots down.� Although she is the lone returning senior, Presswood had no more knowledge than the entering freshmen did as to what offensive system might be implemented this year. Along with the rest of the team, she was forced to adapt to a whole new coaching phi-

ometimes you may not want to hear what she has to say, but she is going to tell you the truth only to make you better.


Christine Presswood, a senior from Lincoln studying psychology, leads the SIU women’s basketball team in points per game. Presswood, a point guard, transferred last year from Lincoln Land Community College. losophy when SIU introduced Missy Tiber as the women’s new head basketball coach. Presswood said the team’s rough start to the season is typical of programs transitioning into a new coaching era,

but never doubted her new coach. “I’m always up for a challenge and that’s why Missy and me get along — two very similar mindsets,� Presswood said. “We’re both competitors.� Tiber prefers to run a fast-paced

and free-flowing offense, but puts an emphasis on creating and taking intelligent shots — a system tailor-made for a player like Presswood. “I was comfortable (Presswood) would make the transition to our system well, I knew she was a hard worker and has a really good shot,� Tiber said. “She’s such a great 3-point shooter and she’s finally figuring that out — if she can just catch and shoot in this system, she can have 20 or 30 (points) a night.� Such an offense is also one that will live and die with the success of the team’s 3-point shooting. Luckily for the Salukis, Presswood has teamed up with freshman guard Teri Oliver to combine for more 3-pointers than any other duo in the MVC with 74. In the team’s best shooting performance of the season to date, Oliver and

— Katie Wagner senior forward Presswood combined to drain all 10 of the team’s 3-pointers against Drake University Jan. 14. Both posted careerhigh point totals that night — 25 and 30, respectively. Through the highs and lows of their current season, the leadership Presswood brings to the team has remained a constant. Senior forward Katie Wagner, who joined the basketball team in this her final year at SIU, started all 46 games for the Salukis softball team last year and drove in 27 runs. Wagner defined a leader of a team as the person who doesn’t necessarily tell the team what they want to hear, but rather what they need to hear. Please see PRESSWOOD | 11


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