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Jonathan Veach, a senior studying English from Quincy, browses for DVDs Wednesday at Morris Library. The library has undergone major construction during the

last seven years and awaits money from the state to complete the sixth and seventh floors, said Susan Tulis, associate dean of Library Affairs. Full story on page 3.

Administrators reexamine emrollment crisis New enrollment head hopes past success carries in to new role RYAN VOYLES Daily Egyptian John Nicklow said he hopes his past success can ignite progress for SIUC.   Nicklow was named the assistant provost for enrollment management Tuesday, taking over the role previously held by Victoria Valle, who was reassigned June 11 after three years of enrollment numbers shrinking under her tenure. Nicklow, who has served the past three years as associate dean of the College of Engineering, said his position there has prepared him for his campus-wide role. “(Recruitment and retention) is something I do here at the College (of Engineering) and I have always been interested in and enjoyed recruitment and retention,� he said. “I’ve been focusing on student success for some time here in the college, and we’ve had success here. I know there will be a challenge moving up to the university level, but it’s something I enjoy and I’m up for the challenge.� Continuous declining enrollment has challenged administrators for more than a decade. Valle took over enrollment management in fall 2007 with hopes of ending a decadelong a skid, which saw a drop from 24, 869 in fall 1991 to 20,983 in fall 2007, including

a decrease every year since 2005. But enrollment dropped even more under Valle; it stands at 19,134 as of spring 2010. SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng said changes needed to be made in the university’s approach to enrollment. “I became convinced over the spring during my transition here that in order for us to focus on increasing access and student success on campus, that some things needed to be changed in enrollment management,� she said. “The reassignment (of Valle) was the first step in the total analysis of the department.� Valle will now work under the office of Interim Provost Don Rice, said Cheng. She said she was not sure what Valle’s responsibilities would be in her new role. Rice said he believes Nicklow will increase the coordination in enrollment management, but said he did not want anybody to put the burden on Nicklow solely if enrollment continued to slide. “We have somebody new who is responsible for enrollment, and if it doesn’t increase, it doesn’t increase,� Rice said. “He has the skills though to help us with the management and increase coordination.� Please see ENROLLMENT | 3

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Programs, not academic standards, focus of improving enrollment LAUREN LEONE Daily Egyptian

Don Rice said the university will continue its mission to cater to first-generation students instead of raising admission standards, despite years of declining enrollment. Rice, interim provost of SIUC, said he sees admission standards and enrollment rates as a balancing act. “If the university were to raise its standards, some people would feel the university has more rigor and the value of the degree would be greater,� he said. “The opposite side of the coin is that you raise admission standards you lose part of the population we’re dedicated to.� SIUC has continued to struggle with enrollment for more than a decade. Enrollment peaked at 24,869 in fall 1991, but has since dipped to 19,134 in spring 2010. Restructuring of the enrollment management office has already taken place, as John Nicklow took over the vacancy left after the June 11 reassignment of Victoria Valle, former vice chancellor of enrollment management. Nicklow, who has served the last three years as associate dean of the College of Engineering, said retaining new students is one issue he will focus on to increase enrollment. Programs like the Center for Academic Success, Saluki First Year and Saluki Cares are programs designed to help retain students. CAS focuses particularly on first year students who have not met SIUC’s undergraduate requirements upon enrolling at the university. The university also allows potential freshmen who do not meet regular admission requirements to submit an application through CAS, said director of the program Yvonne Williams. She said it is an alternative program that would allow students an opportunity to come into the university. CAS is a one-year program that begins by reviewing a student’s class rank and ACT score. “I usually don’t take a student that has anything below a 14 ACT score,� Williams said. Williams said the program has been in effect since the early 1970s under different names and she said she believes it is successful because their acceptance criterion is not set in stone. According to Williams, last semester’s enrollment included roughly 590 students admitted into the program.


The requirements for admission of freshmen states that high school graduates can be granted admission in one of the following ways: 1. ACT composite score (or equivalent SAT score) at the 66th percentile, or above, and class rank in the top three quarters; or 2. ACT composite score (or equivalent SAT score) at the 50th percentile, or above, and class rank in the top half; or 3. ACT composite score (or equivalent SAT score) at the 33th percentile, or above, and class rank in the top quarter. Source: 2009 Undergraduate Catalog

“It’s a case-by-case basis,� she said. “I look at everything on the transcript: subscores in English and reading, high school courses and class rank. I look to see if there are improvements made year to year.� Attendance is also very important in the special admissions program’s acceptance criteria, said Williams. SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng said students who may need a little encouragement and help, such as supplemental instruction and tutoring, can succeed at SIUC. “Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a historic access mission,� she said. “One of the reasons I came here is because I’m passionate about higher education access for all students, and so I would not expect us to close the door on students.� Rice said the university offers enough resources for students that do not meet the university’s regular admission requirements. “You do deal with students who may be less prepared,� he said. “We invest more in that kind of supplemental instruction, that kind of remediation that other universities may not do. And that’s a choice the university makes. If you raise standards, you find yourself excluding a population that requires that kind of remediation.�

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 POLICE BLOTTERS

Cassandra L. Montgomery, 33, and Shanaka K. Adams, 30, of Carbondale, were issued Carbondale City notices June 9 to appear to court for fighting on Evergreen Terrace Lot H, according to a campus police report.

Shawn R. Miller, 27, of Carbondale, was arrested Friday at 1 a.m. on counts of driving under the influence of alcohol. Miller posted $100 cash bond and his IL driver’s license bond for his release.

Issak D. Jimjimo, 22, of Chicago and SIUC student was arrested Sunday on counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a campus police report. Jimjimo posted his IL driver’s license plus $100 cash bond.

Carbondale police responded Thursday to Reen Hall lot 1 at 11 a.m. in reference to a report of theft of a Toshiba laptop valued at $500, a campus police reports release stated.

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Popular layout extends to Morris’ top floors CAMILLE GEBUR Daily Egyptian While students have yet to see floors 6 and 7, David Carlson said they can expect them to look like their favorite floor. Carlson, dean of Library Affairs, said both floors would be similar in layout to the fifth floor, which is used to house books and study rooms. He said the popularity of the fifth floor factored into the decision. “We’ve seen how much students like the layout, so we’ll use it on the higher floors,” Carlson said. The capacity of the library will increase by as much as 30 percent when floors 6 and 7 are completed, said Carlson. Morris Library has been undergoing construction since 2003, with more than $40 million going toward the seven-story building. Most recently, a Brick-by-Brick Campaign was held at the patios at the southeast edge of the building. Morris Library staff and Friends of the Library raised nearly all of the money for the project, said Carlson. Because of the statewide budget crisis,


Morris Library has yet to receive the funds needed to complete floors 6 and 7, said Susan Tulis, associate dean of Library Affairs. She said basic construction, like plumbing, have already been completed on both floors, but the floors remain unusable for students. The cost to complete each floor is estimated around $1 million, Tulis said. Tulis said even without the final two floors of the library finished, the progress on the library has been incredible. “I am very pleased with the outcome so far,” she said. “The building itself was in such bad shape. It’s phenomenal to have light open space that’s not dark and dreary. Compared to what it was, it’s a world of difference.” Tulis said the uncertainty of the budget makes it difficult to see when the floors will be open to the public. “We anticipate them being open as soon as it is complete, but it’s difficult to assess when it will happen at this time,” she said.

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e have somebody new who is responsible for enrollment, and if it doesn’t increase, it doesn’t increase. — Don Rice Interm Provost



Nicklow said he would begin by looking into certain projects, like Saluki First Year and Saluki Cares, to see how efficient they were in regards to retaining new students. Both programs were created to help new SIUC students adjust to campus and help retain students. He said there is a need to improve the “stu-



NO A/C HELPS WITH THE HEAT? The temperatures hit the 90s this week, but Pam Hickam of County Line Landscaping said as she watered annuals Wednesday that the trick to coping with the hot weather is to embrace it — she keeps her air conditioning off in her home to acclimate her body to the heat. “If you go from sitting in the A/C to out here, it’s hard on you,” she said. Hickam and her husband have worked together full-time in the outdoors for the last 15 years and are both SIUC alumni. Hickam said they count on local businesses like Cherry Insurance Services to keep their own company going.

dent peer network” in order for students to help recruit perspective students, along with looking into new markets to recruit. “We need to be far more aggressive and reach out to new markets and existing markets that we don’t capitalize on as much as we should,” Nicklow said. “With that said, I want to take a close look at what we are already doing and evaluate where and what changes will be needed.” He said his goal is to make new and prospec-

tive students care about SIUC as much as he does. “I really do have a passion for Southern, and I want to be really successful here,” Nicklow said. “Students are the main reason we’re here, and we need the right opportunities for students to come to college and a reason for them to stay here.”

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Help donate to playground

Faculty protected under contract Dear Editor: This letter is addressed to my faculty colleagues. We are protected by working under a contract, even when the contract reaches the end of its “active� life (i.e., the time period for which there are annual salary provisions in the document). Were it not for the existence of a contract we would, in all likelihood, be facing furloughs similar to those now being faced by our colleagues elsewhere in the state. It is the existence of the contract that prevents furloughs from happening now, and not that our administrators are more benign or illuminated than others (which may, or may not, be the case). We don’t have furloughs

because under contract our administrators cannot impose them on us. There are provisions of the contract that have “sunsets� in them that make them end by a fixed date. However, the other provisions in the contract (such as those regarding promotion and tenure, workload, grievances, etc.) all remain in force unless one of the parties gives the other one a ten-day notice of their desire to terminate the agreement. Neither party can give the tenday notice of contract termination while there are ongoing good faith negotiations, unless the negotiations reach what is called an impasse. Impasse is a term of law and in order to reach this situation, a number of conditions need to be

met. If the negotiations are moving forward, no impasse is reached. The employer cannot implement any reduction in force while there are ongoing negotiations, unless an impasse is declared. The employer cannot make unilateral changes to the status quo set up by the last contract while there are ongoing negotiations, unless there is an impasse. The contract has a lot of protection to offer, even after its active life is over. If you have any specific questions regarding your protections under the current contract, please contact your SIUCFA faculty reps. Aldo D. Migone physics professor

Dear Editor: Carruthers Parent Teacher Organization has been raising money through fundraising for the past couple of years to purchase a new playground. We have now raised a little more than $20,000 and have decided to go ahead and purchase and install a new playground this summer. The playground that we want to purchase costs $36,000 from Game Time. Don Roberts from Game Time has been working with us to come up with some realistic options for the amount of money we have. We have to order the playground by July 5 this year so we

can get it installed in August (which we will also need volunteers for). If anyone would like to donate to our playground fund it would be greatly appreciated. Our playground is not only used by our students, but by the community as well after school hours. Donations can be made to: Carruthers PTO account at First Bank & Trust in Murphysboro. You can also contact: Mary Kay Campbell (PTO President) at 559-9972, Lisa Monte (PTO Vice President) at 924-6977 or Kristy Dunning (PTO Treasurer) at 6844240. Lisa Monte PTO Vice President


Election for naught: African style DULA ABDU professor of economics at Houston Community College

The election that took place in Ethiopia on May 23 could be characterized as an election for naught. In any Communist-styled system, elections are a dress rehearsal for the party boss. Ethiopia is no exception. In many Communist countries such as China, North Korea, Cuba, and a number of African countries from Sudan, Egypt, Libya and others, any intelligent people inside and outside the country knows who is going to be in power not only a day before, but also a day after election, and indefinitely. Most Communist dictators claim to have won by a landslide. For the last 20 years, Ethiopians have been denied the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by a regime who is engaged

in genocide, mass arrest of university students, human rights activists, nationalization of land, telecommunication — including the Internet — and all other means of production. To add insult to injury, it claimed that it had won 99.6 percent of the votes in the May 2010 election. Unfortunately, in Ethiopian case, the African Union (AU) and the European Union, under the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, unwittingly became cheerleaders for the Ethiopian dictator by sending observers. To his credit, President Jimmy Carter stayed out — as well as the U.S. government after a humiliating experience five years ago — when its election observers were unceremoniously kicked out, and some of its journalists were charged for treason for exercising their craft. To add insult to injury, the self-styled prime min-

ister or dictator characterized the U.S. government as a country that promotes Rwandan type genocide in Ethiopia for providing access to Ethiopian opposition through its Voice America Radio program. Currently, Voice of America and other independent voices, including Internet access from opposition website, are blocked. This year, the democratic space for freedom of expression, movement, assembly for Ethiopian opposition and civil society has been summarily decapitated using anti-terrorist laws and other mechanism in a rubber stamped parliament dominated by the ruling party, like any other Communist run state. Ethiopians throughout their existence have not known democratic election and know who is going to be their master or oppressor before an election or and after an election. It is the ruling junta

that controls the resources and the armed forces. In Ethiopia, the ruling junta controls the armed forces, television, telecommunication, the Internet and major industries through its affiliate. This style of leadership has become a roadblock to economic development and any possibility to avert perennial famine that has characterized Ethiopia for a long time. Worse than a Communist state, where the dictators devise a strategy pitting the have and havenots, in Ethiopia, Prime Minister Meles, the current dictator, has taken it a notch higher by another Machiavellian tool — tribalism adopted from European colonial masters and the Afrikaners from South Africa. In Ethiopia, tribes are forcefully segregated and are given a semblance of autonomy just to keep them at each others throat and at bay, thus resulting untold tribal genocide unprec-

edented in Ethiopia’s long history. Five years ago Ana Gomes, then head of the European delegation described 2005 election rigged and stolen. Five years later, thanks to EU and AU, they will try to make an election for naught more palatable to the world, if not to the Ethiopian people. The Ethiopian regime heavily depends on foreign aid and U.S. support to exist and to continue its oppressive system. So far, the U.S. government or any other regime has not dared to publicly condemn political oppression in Ethiopia or to review policy towards the regime. The question is not just the lack of democracy in Ethiopia and other African countries, but how long can the American people tolerate such silence by their government and continued use of their hard earned money to subsidize such abusive systems around the world?

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Simon ‘honored’ to represent southern Illinois MICHARA CANTY Daily Egyptian Shelia Simon is used to following in her father’s footsteps and has been working hard to take her biggest step yet.  Shelia Simon, former Carbondale city councilwoman from 2003 to 2007, has spent the past few months away from home while campaigning as lieutenant governor for Gov. Pat Quinn to address issues regarding the state’s budget and engaging with the public. Simon served on the Carbondale City Council from 2003 to 2007, when she lost to Brad Cole in the bid for city mayor. Paul Simon, Sheila’s father, served as lieutenant governor from 1969 to 1973, as a U.S. representative from 1975 to 1985 and as a U.S. senator from 1985 to 1997. The Carbondale Federal Building and SIUC’s Public Policy Institute are both named after him. “I am spending less time with my family, but this campaign takes a lot of dedication and traveling,” Shelia Simon said. “I am honored to represent Jackson and make connections with people from the state.” The campaign’s communication committee said she could increase women involvement as a female political representative throughout the election process. According to “Women’s Voices. Women Vote,” single women are one of the largest demographic of voting drop offs. From 2008 to 2010, single women involvement decreased by 33 percent. “She is finding ways to engage with all demographic spectrums,” said Justin Stofferahn, a member of Simon’s campaign communication committee. Simon has met with the Illinois Education Association, environmental leaders and religious groups to address and unveil


Sheila Simon speaks March 26 at WSIU Studio B in the Communications Building shortly before Gov. Pat Quinn officially announced Simon as his choice for Lieutenant these areas to state view. The campaign hopes to help shape the topics the people are most concerned with, she said. Gov. Pat Quinn has concentrated on raising political focus toward job development for residents and safety issues, Simon said. With Democratic incumbents struggling

Governor. Simon will be the guest speaker at the annual Jackson County Andrew Jackson Democratic Fundraiser Dinner held 6 p.m. June 19 at the American Legion in Murphysboro.

to keep their seats, Simon hopes to surpass the public scrutiny and skepticism of Democratic politicians and election members. “Folks are just turned off by politics in general,” Simon said. In spite of political agendas, Simon said she enjoys the state tour and meeting new people.

She will be guest speaking at the Annual Jackson County’s Andrew Jackson Democratic Fundraiser Dinner held 6 p.m. June 19 at the American Legion in Murphysboro.

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Durbin presses Peabody about southern Ill. mine JIM SUHR The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — A federal lawmaker wants one of the world’s biggest coal producers to explain how it is ensuring safety at its Illinois holdings, including a mine that has been fined more than $230,000 since late 2008 that regulators say is still dangerous. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s written request Tuesday to Peabody Energy Corp. came even as the St. Louisbased company defended its safety record against the Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration’s concerns about the Willow Lake mine near Equality, Ill. A panel that decides disputed violations has accepted MSHA’s request to hasten its review of the mine. Durbin cited MHSA’s announce-

ment last week of its 12 citations of “significant and substantial” violations at Willow Lake’s 450-worker operation in December 2008 and January 2009. Those citations include the operator’s failure to provide adequate protection from mine collapses and prevent excessive accumulations of combustible materials. The MHSA said the site’s on-shift checks for hazardous conditions and upkeep of equipment to federal standards are insufficient. The MHSA said the violations resulted from the mine’s “reckless disregard of or indifference to its safety and health responsibilities, intentional misconduct or a serious lack of reasonable care.” Peabody called such claims “inflammatory, unfounded and confrontational,” arguing that it has made an

aggressively thorough review of the mine’s operations in pursuit of enhanced safety. The company said Willow Lake has received 17 percent fewer MSHA citations so far this year and 26 percent less “significant citations” from the previous year. Every citation at Peabody sites “has been immediately addressed and resolved to MSHA’s satisfaction prior to work recommencing,” the company said last week, believing MSHA’s push for the expedited hearing was “based more on building publicity than resolutions.” The MHSA has been cracking down on safety following several major U.S. mining disasters. In his letter to Gregory Boyce, Peabody’s chairman and chief executive, Durbin said the recent deadly mining accidents in West Virginia and


t is clear that the 21st century Illinois coal miner is highly skilled and productive worker

Kentucky underscore that “mining remains a dangerous profession, and we all must work to ensure our miners have a safe workplace.” He called on the company to elaborate on its “commitment to safety” involving its Illinois operations — something the lawmaker called a “shared goal.” “It is clear that the 21st century Illinois coal miner is highly skilled and productive worker,” Durbin wrote. In a statement Wednesday, Peabody called its safety record “outstanding and far better than the vast majority of industries in the

— Dick Durbin U.S. senator

U.S. and around the globe.” Indicating that the mining company thinks the matter has been politicized, Peabody said it was “unfortunate that some are more interested in publicity and politics than a real discussion over best practices for safety.” MSHA’s impatience with the Willow Lake mine comes as the agency has tried to crack down on mines with a history of serious violations following an explosion that killed 29 men at Massey Energy Co.’s Upper Big Branch in West Virginia. The blast is the nation’s worst coal mine disaster in 40 years.

Illinois AG investigates Lt. John Burge to testify in Google privacy concerns Chicago police torture case The Associated Press C H IC AG O — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining other authorities around the world to investigate Google over privacy concerns with the search engine’s mapping feature. Madigan says since 2007 the search engine gathered personal information from Illinois residents while gathering data for Google’s Street View service.

The service provides pictures of neighborhoods. Authorities fear the information may violate privacy laws. Last month, Google acknowledged it had mistakenly collected data over public Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries. Google has also said it did nothing illegal and is working with authorities over their concerns. Attorneys general in Missouri, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as authorities in Germany and Australia, are also investigating separately.

The Accociated Press CHICAGO — Former Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge will testify at his perjury and obstruction of justice trial in Chicago. Defense attorneys opened their case Wednesday after days of testimony where several alleged victims testified that Burge and men under his command shocked, suffocated and abused them. Burge has pleaded not guilty to federal per-

jury and obstruction of justice charges. He’s accused of lying in a civil lawsuit when he denied seeing or participating in the torture of suspects. Burge stood up in court Wednesday and agreed to testify. He says he knows that he has the right to remain silent and that he understands anything he says is subject to cross-examination. They were his first comments in open court since the trial started last month. Burge will likely testify Thursday.

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Ala. professor accused in campus slayings indicted on murder charge in brother’s 1986 shooting

In intense White House talks, BP guarantees $20 billion for Gulf compensation - and apologizes

After jobless aid bill hits electionyear deficit wall in Senate, Democrats eye a few changes

Defying sanctions, Iran plans more reactors, tells world powers to act ‘like a polite child’

C A N TO N , Mass. — A biology professor charged with killing three of her colleagues at an Alabama university has been indicted in the 1986 shooting death of her brother in Massachusetts, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Authorities had originally ruled that the shooting of Amy Bishop’s brother was an accident, but they reopened the case after Bishop was charged in February with gunning down six of her colleagues at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, killing three. Bishop, 45, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 18-year-old brother, Seth, Norfolk District Attorney William Keating said. Keating said he did not understand why charges were never brought against Bishop. “I can’t give you any explanations, I can’t give you excuses, because there are none,” he said. “Jobs weren’t done, responsibilities weren’t met and justice wasn’t served.”

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wrested a $20 billion compensation guarantee and an apology to the nation from British oil giant BP Wednesday, announcing the company would set up a major claims fund for shrimpers, restaurateurs and others whose lives and livelihoods are being wrecked by the oil flooding into the Gulf of Mexico. Applause broke out during a community meeting in Orange Beach, Ala., on the news. “We asked for that two weeks ago and they laughed at us,” Mayor Tony Kennon said. “Thank you, President Obama, for taking a bunch of rednecks’ suggestion and making it happen.” Obama had said he would “make BP pay,” and the company’s chairman said after four hours of intense White House negotiations that BP was ready. The unending oil spill saga had yielded almost no good news before this. Creation of the fund — to be run by an administrator with a proven track record — is the first big success Obama has been able to give to Gulf residents and the nation in the eight weeks since the explosion.

WA S H I N G TO N — President Barack Obama’s renewed call for more stimulus spending as insurance against a double-dip recession hit a roadblock in the Senate on Wednesday, the victim of electionyear anxiety over huge federal deficits. A dozen Democrats joined Republicans on a key 52-45 test vote rejecting an Obama-endorsed, $140 billion package of unemployment benefits, aid to states, business and family tax breaks and Medicare payments for doctors because it would swell the federal debt by $80 billion. The swing toward frugality runs counter to the advice of economists who support the bill’s funding for additional jobless benefits and help to states to avoid layoffs of public service jobs. They fear that the economy could slip back into recession just as it’s emerging from the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned last week that while lawmakers need to come up with a plan for tackling the nation’s long-term deficit crisis, the U.S. recovery is still fragile.


TEHRAN — Defying week-old U.N. sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran promised to expand its atomic research Wednesday as its president vowed to punish the West and force it to “sit at the negotiating table like a polite child” before agreeing to further talks. Tehran, which insists its nuclear work is peaceful, said it will build four new reactors for atomic medical research. The U.S. and some of its allies believe Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons, and the Islamic Republic’s plans to expand research could encourage calls in the West for more economic pressure against the country. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran will not make “one iota of concessions.” He said he will soon announce new conditions for talks with the West, but first he wants to punish world powers for imposing sanctions. “You showed bad temper, reneged on your promise and again resorted to devilish manners,” he said of those powers.


Daily Egyptian The 32nd Sunset Concert series is scheduled to begin today on the steps of Shyrock. The concerts will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and alter locations between Shyrock and Turley Park.

THURSDAY WHO: John Primer WHAT: Blues WHERE: Shyrock JUNE 24 WHO: The McClymonts WHAT: Country WHERE: Turley Park


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Sunset Concert Summer Series

JULY 1 WHO: Sleeperstar WHAT: Pop/rock WHERE: Shyrock

JULY 8 WHO: The Giving Tree Band WHAT: Americana/folk rock WHERE: Turley Park JULY 15 WHO: Shaggy Wonda WHAT: Rock/funk WHERE: Shyrock

JULY 22 WHO: The Sandcarvers heck out the WHAT: Celtic rock DE every WHERE: Turley Park Wednesday for stories on the JULY 29 different aspects WHO: Seefari of the Sunset WHAT: Reggae Concerts. — Gus Bode WHERE: Shyrock


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United States faces high stakes in second World Cup game

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Team USA should think about sending the England team a thank you card for the free gift given to them by England’s goaltender Robert Green. Green’s lack of grip led to a 1-1 tie between England and USA in the World Cup Saturday, giving both teams a chance to advance out of the group. Friday marks pivotal matches as England faces off against Algeria and the United States takes on the leader of Group C, Slovenia. Both the United States and

England remains a looming threat England have plenty of work to do if they are to get to the top of the group. Team USA has to communicate better on both sides of the ball — which could be difficult with the constant buzzing of the small plastic horn vuvuzelas that fans blow during the matches — if they are going to win over their group. The team will also have to defend early and work to recover on fast breaks toward its net. While goalie Tim Howard has been a monster between the posts, the team has struggled in the first 15 minutes of games, often giving up early goals before settling in. England will also have to sharpen its game, even for a team of Algeria’s quality. England needs to work on precision when it comes to offensive opportunities. Too many times against the United States, England’s passes were out of reach and their shots on goal were slightly off. If the Brits bring their aggressive style of offense, they should wear down most opponents.

While Slovenia leads the group with three points, there is still little room for error. There is no doubt England and the United States have better players than their opposition Friday, but no team can be overlooked. The United States must stay on their toes and take no opponent lightly because they don’t want to be in the same boat as Spain. You know, the same boat that involves losing 1-0 to Switzerland. While the United States caught a break against England, it can’t count on Slovenia making the same error. But sometimes being aggressive leads to luck, so the Americans should take every shot and any shot because the shot they don’t take could have been the one to win it. Perhaps Clint Dempsey’s goal against England was a good omen for the United States and the start of a magical run to the World Cup.

Ryan Simonin can be reached or 536-3311 ext. 269.


SUMMER SOCCER FLOURISHES Logan Jerolds, 11, of Carbondale, practices a header Wednesday. Jerolds participates in the Challenger British Soccer Camp, which meets daily at Stehr Field. The camp for 10 to 14 year old soccer enthusiasts focuses on developing skills and sportsmanship, according to coach Mathew Perry. According to the Challenger Sports website, its camps are the most popular soccer camps in North America. The British-based company has offered summer camps in the U.S. since 1985.


Southern breaks ticket sales record

RYAN SIMONIN Daily Egyptian

Packing in the fans at the new stadium will not be a problem for the SIU football team as season-ticket sales hit an all-time high. The SIU Athletic Department announced ticket sales have reached 2,800 Tuesday, breaking the previous record of 2,442 back in 2008. Those 2,800 tickets include suite and group tickets as well as general tickets sold. Chet Savage, associate athletic director of external operations, said

despite the record mark there are still plenty of tickets available. He said selling-out on opening day is a main goal for the athletic department. “With the new stadium there is always going to be that curiosity I think from our fan base,” Savage said. “Certainly coach (Dale) Lennon is putting out a quality product so we are not having to infuse enthusiasm or create a product, so I think with that, it is very realistic for us to get into a sold-out situation for the first game.” Mark Gazdik, assistant athletic director of marketing, said there is an expecta-

tion to sell-out games on a regular basis. “It is looking great that just our base, season-ticket wise, is going to increase significantly and that obviously helps us get to our goal of getting as many Saluki fans as possible into the stadium to root on the team to continue our success on the field,” Gazdik said. Gazdik said there is a new standard that has been set along with the record number of tickets sold. “We are not going to get complacent. We are going to continue to aggressively market our program and continue to add great features to our

game atmosphere,” Gazdik said. SIU head football coach Dale Lennon said the sales record could also help the team on the field. With the way the new stadium is designed, he said crowd noise is going to be a bigger factor because fans are closer to the field. “Getting a full house in the new stadium will significantly improve our chances of winning,” Lennon said. “I hope our fans come out here and feel like they are a part of it.” Savage said the new stadium, which has yet to be named, seats 12,000 at maximum capacity compared to the

old McAndrew Stadium, which held a little more than 17,000. He said the new stadium does have the capability to expand should the demand for tickets continue to grow in the future. “We built this stadium to reflect our attendance,” Savage said. “In the future if our attendance grows and we outgrow this facility, it is built modularly so we can essentially build more rows on top of the bowl.”

Ryan Simonin can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269.

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Saluki Insider The Los Angeles Lakers host the Boston Celtics in game seven of the NBA finals to decide who will be the 2009-2010 NBA champions. Los Angeles is trying to win back-to-back championships while Kobe Bryant is trying to add his fifth ring. If Boston wins, they will have two championships in three years. Who will win?


The Los Angeles Lakers have been my choice to win the championship since the first game of the regular season. Kobe is still the best player in the game. Ron Artest has taken Paul Pierce out of his scoring flow and Pau Gasol has quieted the rumors of him being soft. Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen have played a good series, but they will not have enough to beat the Lakers.

I’ll be honest here, I didn’t think the Boston Celtics were going to beat the Miami Heat in the first round. But the Celtics have channeled their 2008 form and look as dangerous as ever. With that being said, the Lakers at home are one of the toughest challenges in all of sports, so I think we will see the trophy stay with Kobe and Co. this time around.



I am going to take the Boston Celtics even though game seven is in L.A. The Celtics have proven their championship capabilities in recent years and will do it again. With Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and, my favorite, Rajon Rondo leading the Celtics, they have a great chance. Even if Kobe scores 34 points the Lakers just don’t want it as bad this year.

Wednesday World Cup capsules The Associated Press DURBAN, South Africa — Switzerland pulled off a shocking upset at the World Cup on Wednesday, beating European champion Spain 1-0 on Gelson Fernandes’ second-half goal. Fernandes clipped the ball into the net in the 52nd minute, ending Spain’s run of 12 straight wins and handing the Spanish team its second loss in 50 games. Spain’s only other loss during the stretch was to the United States, at the Confederations Cup in South Africa last year. Spain outshot the Swiss 24-8 and held the ball 63 percent of the time, but could find no way through Switzerland’s determined defense. It was Switzerland’s first win over Spain. Eren Derdiyok created Switzerland’s goal by surging through the center of Spain’s defense and rounding Iker Casillas on one of Switzerland’s rare attacks. Gerard Pique’s desperate tackle stopped Derdiyok, but

Fernandes was on hand to pounce on the loose ball and score. At the final whistle, Fernandes fell to his knees and raised both arms to the sky. The entire team then went to the small section of Swiss fans in the Moses Mabhida Stadium and saluted them as they cheered and rang alpine cow bells. Switzerland 1, Spain 0 NELSPRU I T, South Africa — Jean Beausejour scored the only goal and Chile beat Honduras 1-0 for its first World Cup victory in exactly 48 years. In a free-flowing match, Chile won the opening game of Group H after Beausejour tapped in a cross from Mauricio Isla in the 34th minute. Chile came close to doubling its lead on several occasions. In the 62nd minute, Alexis Sanchez sent a clear-cut chance wide after he was put in free by ever-dangerous playmaker Jorge Valdivia. In the 64th minute, defender Waldo Ponce saw his close-range header saved brilliantly by goalkeeper Noel Valladares. Chile’s last victory during the

finals was on June 16, 1962, when it came in third as host of the World Cup by beating Yugoslavia. This is Chile’s first World Cup since 1998, when three draws sent it into the second round. Uruguay 3, South Africa 0 PRETOR IA , South Africa — Diego Forlan scored two goals, helping Uruguay to a 3-0 victory that pushed South Africa closer to being the first host nation to go out in the opening round of a World Cup. Forlan scored on a deflected 25-yard shot in the 24th minute and converted a penalty kick in the 80th to give Uruguay its first World Cup victory since a group game at the 1990 competition. Alvaro Pereira added the third score in injury time. Uruguay has four points from two games in Group A, while South Africa has one and needs to beat France on Tuesday to have any chance to stay in the competition. South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was sent off for giving away the penalty.










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Salukis shine as Team of the Decade BRANDON LACHANCE Daily Egyptian While Saluki greats such as Jamaal Tatum, Randal Falker and Tony Young are no longer kings of SIU’s court, another award has been added to their already rich legacy. named the 200607 Salukis as the Missouri Valley Conference’s Team of the Decade as part of the prestigious sports publication’s list of best player, coach and team from each of college basketball’s 31 Division I leagues in the past decade. Jack Watkins, MVC’s associate commissioner for marketing and television, said in his 18 years of employment with the conference, there has never been a more domi-


hey were the personification of Floor Burn U. They would guard you when you got off the bus.

— Jack Watkins MVC’s associate commissioner for marketing and television

nant defensive team than the 200607 Salukis. “They were the personification of Floor Burn U,� Watkins said. “They would guard you when you got off the bus.� During 2006-07, the Salukis did not lose a game on their home court and finished the season with a school record 29 wins and seven losses. The team’s run to No. 11 in the nation is the best in SIU history and led to another school best when it was awarded a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

After defeating Holy Cross by 10 points in the first round and beating Virginia Tech by 15 in the second round, the Salukis advanced to the Sweet Sixteen to play the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks. The Salukis played to their defensive strengths, but the Jayhawks pulled out the win by three points, 61-58. Then-senior guard Tony Young was a key piece to the team’s success as his 80 rebounds and 45 steals throughout the season helped him earn Defensive All-American honors.

Young, an assistant for Saint Louis University, said the Salukis deserved the team of the decade award and he was honored to perform on the biggest stage in college sports. “We were on top of the league every year,� Young said. “We deserved to be there (the Sweet Sixteen). The year before we lost in the first round, it felt good to get back and redeem ourselves.� The starting lineup during the season was Young, Tatum, Falker, Matt Shaw and Bryan Mullins. The roster earned a plethora of postseason awards and honors for its play. Tatum was voted the MVC Player of the Year and an Academic AllAmerican. Falker was presented with the MVC Defensive Player of

the Year award. Tatum, Mullins and Shaw were named to the MVC AllAcademic team. In his third season, head coach Chris Lowery was named MVC Coach of the Year. Carlton Fay, senior forward for the Salukis, came to the basketball program the following year. He said the 2006-07 team’s accomplishments had an influence on his choice to come to SIU. “They had a great team,� Fay said. “They definitely showed me what I had to do to be successful here.� Since the Salukis’ loss to Kansas in the Sweet Sixteen in 2007, they have not returned to the tournament.

Brandon LaChance can be reached at or 536-3311 ext 282.

Daily Egyptian June 17, 2010  

The June 17 edition of the Daily Egyptian newspaper.