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Man found dead in Carbondale, no foul play suspected LAUREN LEONE Daily Egyptian The City of Carbondale Police Department responded Tuesday morning to the 600th block of South University Ave in reference to a death investigation. Carbondale Police Chief Jody Oâ€™Guinn said the body was found on the porch on an abandoned house. No foul play is suspected at this time and Oâ€™Guinn said he doesnâ€™t believe that is the case. â€œSo far, no one has seen anything and there isnâ€™t any lead to follow up on,â€? he said. A utility worker found the 47-yearold white male deceased and notified police immediately, Oâ€™Guinn said. Oâ€™Guinn said he believes police may know who the individual is but the name is not being released until the family can be notified. â€œIf itâ€™s the individual we think it is, he will most likely be a homeless individual,â€? Oâ€™Guinn said. Oâ€™Guinn said the body was in a state of decomposition and may have been there for several days before it was found. The Jackson County Coroner is assisting with the investigation, according to the police report. An autopsy is scheduled for 1 p.m. today to determine the cause of death.
LYNNETTE OOSTMEYER | DAILY EGYPTIAN
The City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 600th block of South University Avenue in reference to a death investigation.
A utility worker found the 47-year-old white male deceased and notified police immediately, Carbondale Police Chief Jody Oâ€™Guinn
Morris library to stay open 24/7 for fall semester WHITNEY WAY Daily Egyptian Broken computers and internet crashes will no longer be an excuse for late homework. Morris Library will be open 24 hours in the fall semester to provide students a safe on-campus learning environment. â€œThis is a research institution â€Ś students should have access to university resources at all times,â€? Chancellor Rita Cheng said. Sections of the libraryâ€™s first floor including the rotunda room, one computer lab and the commons area near the cafe, will remain open for students Sunday through Thursday after regular library hours. All other services such as book checkout and librarian assistance will be available
during the libraryâ€™s regular hours, said David Carlson, dean of library affairs. Regular library hours are 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. through midnight on Sundays. Carlson said additional library staff will not be needed and floors two through five will close at the libraryâ€™s regular hours. â€œThe idea was for less focus on library services and more on having a safe study environment on campus,â€? Carlson said. â€œA large portion of library services are digital resources and student will have access to those.â€? Sam Robinson, a graduate student in mass communication, said
extended hours in the library would be more convenient for students' busy schedules. â€œIâ€™m a non-traditonal student, and like me, lots of student have jobs and families that make it hard to find time for the library,â€? Robinson said.â€? That's less pressure for students.â€? Carlson said there will be no significant costs associated with the library's extended hours since it does not require additional staff. He said there will be security on patrol for the extended hours. Todd Sigler, director of the Department of Public Safety, said all costs related the schedule extension will come from DPSâ€™s internal revenue and not from student fees. Please see LIBRARY | 2
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Morris Library will be hours a day Sunday Thursday starting in semester. The library
open 24 through the fall will hire
additional security to monitor the first floor computer lab, rotunda area and vending machines during the new late-night hours.
Longtime SIUC faculty member, father, husband dies at 55 LAUREN LEONE Daily Egyptian Wesley Huffman remembers his father, Terry Gale Huffman, as a compassionate family man. â€œHe was an extremely humble and kind ... just an amazing man,â€?
Wesley said. â€œHe loved people, his job and he loved his family more than anything else.â€? Terry Huffman, who worked as director of student judiciary affairs at SIUC for 15 years, died July 14 at the age of 55 in his home after a 15-month long
battle with lung cancer. Huffman had three sons: Wesley and wife, Tawatha Huffman, of Murphysboro and Travis and Nathaniel Huffman, of Carbondale. Huffman married his wife, Nancy, in 1982.
Huffman died in his home surrounded by his family, Wesley said. Wesley said his father spent as much time as he could with he and his brothers growing up. â€œHe made sure we knew he loved us. The type of man he was is unparallel to (others) today,â€?
Wesley said. Wesley said Terry was a baseball coach for him and his brothers growing up. He said his father loved sports and taught him how to wrestle. Please see HUFFMAN | 2
“Students will not be impacted (by costs associated with extended hours),” Sigler said. “Internal funds will fund this project.” Sigler said DPS will provide two patrollers from the Saluki Patrol, which is a team of campus
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Terry was a devout Catholic at the Newman Catholic Center in Carbondale, said Tim Taylor, director of the SIUC Newman Catholic Student Center. Taylor said Terry had been on the center’s pastoral council for more than 20 years and chair for the council this past year. “He was absolutely extraordinary as a volunteer and as a person,” he said. “He was one of those people who'd be the first to volunteer for something. ... He’d help out with anything, whether that was moving
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 security made up of students, to patrol the library during extended hours. “We don’t want any problems to arise that would jeopardize this opportunity for everyone,” Sigler said. “Our patrollers will be there when the library opens and closes.” Sigler said administration will
decide whether library staff will be needed are not as the semester progresses. “Fall is when we will see what changes, if any, need to be made,” Sigler said. Sigler said administration will attempt to have the library open 24 hours before the fall semester begins.
a piece or furniture or cooking a meal for 300 people or sticking around until everything was cleaned up and put away.” Taylor said despite his struggle with lung cancer, Terry was constantly planning for the future. “He had so much hope and was fighting so courageously that he never wanted to let his illness interfere with his ability to do his job,” he said. Wesley said his favorite, most recent memory of his father happened two days before he died. “He called all of us to get him out of bed,” he said. “He sat up and gave us all a hug and said, ‘This is what
it’s all about. It’s about family.’ That shows it right there ... the type of person he is. He told us to take care of each other.”
Ill. gives nearly $270 million in preschool grants Associated Press SPRIN GFIELD — The Illinois State Board of Education has awarded nearly $270 million in preschool grants to programs around the state. The board announced Tuesday that the grants will help fund about 936 programs serving more than
77,000 children in fiscal year 2012. Of the programs that will receive funding, 478 were selected by Chicago Public Schools. CPS gets 37 percent of the state's Early Childhood Block Grant. The other 458 programs are around the rest of the state. The education board says
reviewers who selected the programs took into account their performance on previous grants and student demographics. Priority was given to sites that serve a largely low-income student body and those that have a high percentage of African American and Hispanic children.
Skokie man gets 2 years for posing as lawyer Associated Press CHICAGO — A judge has handed down a two-year prison sentence for a suburban Chicago man who handled dozens of cases while posing as an attorney. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 47-year-old Tahir Malik of Skokie pleaded guilty
to forgery and impersonation of a lawyer. Judge Dennis Porter sentenced him Monday. Malik is a convicted felon who was arrested in December after staff at the Skokie courthouse discovered he wasn’t licensed to practice law. At the time, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said Malik's actions went undetected
for years because he did everything right — except obtain a law degree. The sheriff ’s office says Malik was involved in more than 60 cases, including mortgage foreclosures and low-level criminal actions. He'd previously served time in prison for a burglary conviction.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
City Council passes grocery store liquor sales TARA KULASH Daily Egyptian Since disappointing the audience June 21 by not voting on alcohol sales in grocery stores, the Carbondale City Council voted 4-2 in favor of a similar ordinance Tuesday at the Carbondale City Council Meeting in the Civic Center. Council members Chris Wissman and Corene McDaniel voted against the ordinance, while Jane Adams, Joel Fritzler, Don Monty and Lee Fronabarger were in favor. Carbondale will give eight grocery stores in Carbondale a class C2 license, which allows for the sale of beer and wine only if there is not is a gas station within 250 feet of the store. Stores with a gas station across the street would not be in violation of the code. An amendment proposed by Fronabarger that passed states that sales will only take place Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Another amendment passed, proposed by Monty, states that only eight grocery stores in the city may sell liquor. Also, sales clerks are able to be 19-years-old, rather than 21-yearsold. Wissman proposed another passing amendment that increased the liquor license fee for grocery stores. It will cost $2250 for the license. Wissmann said he doesn’t think the ordinance is a good idea. He said alcohol is already cheap and readily available in Carbondale, so he doesn’t see why there needs to be more locations selling alcohol. He said it’s also likely more competition could cause lower prices, which would decrease the tax revenues from liquor sales. Another issue he said was that people of
any age can go to a grocery store. "In a liquor store, a staff member will see if someone underage comes in, and they can shoo them out," he said. Since the ordinance only concerns grocery stores and not convenience stores or gas stations, Monty said he’s ok with the passage. In fact, on Adams’ blog, she said the ordinance was Monty’s idea. Monty said he doesn’t think multiple types of stores should be allowed the license immediately, because that would increase the locations that sell alcohol from eight to 36. He said he wants to take the issue one step at a time and first give grocery stores licenses and then consider other locations. Monty said he does want to increase competition among businesses but doesn't want things to get crazy. “I don’t want to open Pandora’s Box,” he said. Mayor Joel Fritzler’s proposal, which is consistent with state law, requested a removal of all caps on package liquor licenses to allow the sale of beer, wine and spirits in grocery and convenience stores as well. Adams said she had received various letters from citizens that said they want not only beer and wine sales but also spirit sales in grocery stores, so she said was in support of the idea. “(We should) allow the market to decide who sells what, where it wants,” she said. Council member Lee Fronabarger was in complete favor of the ordinance. “This is economic development,” he said. Council member Corene McDaniel is in disagreement and said she hates to think that the local economy would depend on liquor sales to exceed. She said she also feels that the passage of the act would only encourage the party reputation Carbondale has. She then said she had to vote by her conscience.
e should allow the market to decide who sells what, where it wants. — Jane Adams Carbondale City Council member
JAMES DURBIN | DAILY EGYPTIAN
Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler listens to a member of the United States Secret Service present an award to Carbondale Police Officer Kevin Banks during the city council meeting Tuesday at the Carbondale Civic Center. Banks
was awarded for his involvement in a long-term investigation that resulted in the arrest of more than ten suspects who plead guilty to crimes related to the electronic theft of money from local banks.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Historic city bus tour expected for fall
TARA KULASH Daily Egyptian The Carbondale Perservation Commission met to discuss the 2011 bus tour of historic properties in the city. Committee member Helen Deniston said the tour takes riders throughout the historic district of Carbondale while it visits areas such as Walnut Street Historic District and the Northeast, West and Northwest sides of town. Attendees get to see the areas of Carbondale are deemed
historic and hear about past residents and events. At the meeting, which took place Monday at the Carbondale Civic Center, committee member Dede Ittner said the group used to have the tour once a year, but budget issues have recently forced the committee to only hold the event every other year. She said money for the tour comes from the city budget alone. Ittner said the committee doesn’t charge anyone for the tour and it doesn’t advertise. “We usually phone around,” she
said. “We call radio stations and churches and get a couple articles in the paper for it.” Ittner said attendees usually meet at the Civic Center and the tours are open to everyone. “We have toured almost every section of town,” said Deniston. During the meeting, Deniston suggested the tour should explore the southeast of Carbondale for the first time this year. The committee said it would discuss the idea in future meetings.
The tour also includes homes on the National Registered Historic Places, Deniston said. She said the majority of those homes are on Walnut Street, but many are on Cherry, Poplar and Oak as well. Ittner said they don’t know the exact date for this year’s tour yet, but it can be expected in the early fall. There’s only one tour, which lasts about an hour, so she said reservations should be made by calling Meagan Jones, the city planner. According to the City of Car-
bondale website, other duties of the preservation commission include recommendations to the City Council to designate certain properties as historic districts, such as areas with historic, architectural or community value. The committee also reviews applications for alteration, construction and demolitions that affect historic landmarks.
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Midwest heat wave expected to persist this week TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press CHIC AGO — Midwest residents woke Tuesday to the whir of fans and air conditioners, the soundtrack to an unusually intense heat wave enveloping most of middle America and slowly spreading eastward. From Texas to the Dakotas, and east to Illinois and Indiana, temperatures and humidity levels soared on Monday and were expected to remain high through at least the end of the week, by which time forecasters say the East Coast will get to share the misery. Seventeen states issued heat watches, warnings or advisories
on Monday, when the heat index easily surpassed 100 degrees in many places, including 126 in Newton, Iowa, and 119 in Madison, Minn. Things were heating up on the East Coast on Tuesday, and the National Weather Service said temperatures in New Jersey that were expected be in the lower 90s and could reach 100 degrees by the end of the week. Cooling centers were set up in many cities to offer residents places to escape, and they were expected to remain open during the day until the heat abates. Chicago opened six centers and encouraged residents to go to hundreds of public buildings, including libraries and police stations.
Anne Sheahan, spokeswoman for the city's Department of Family and Support Services, expected the number of people seeking refuge at the centers to climb in step with the temperatures, which were not expected to drop below the midto upper-90s throughout the week. The city was also offering rides to cooling centers. Chicago authorities stepped up their high-heat precautions after a 1995 heat wave killed more than 700 people in less than a week. Now temperatures above 90 degrees trigger an emergency plan that includes city workers calling and visiting the frail and elderly. In East St. Louis, a mostly
black city that's among the nation's poorest, 79-year-old Bernice Sykes spent Monday in a soup kitchen that had been pressed into service as a makeshift cooling center. Sykes, a retired restaurant worker living on Social Security income, figured she had little choice to seek relief: One of her two tiny fans failed Sunday in her $500-a-month-efficiency apartment, which has no air conditioning. "I want to get out of there as quick as I can," she said Monday. "Right here, I feel good. But I've got to use that one fan when I get home. It's just so hot." As with any heat wave, electricity usage has spiked as
homes and businesses cranked up their air conditioners. In Ames, Iowa, where temperatures were expected to hit 95 degrees on Tuesday, the electricity service asked residents to cut back because of high demand, suggesting they turn off unused electrical devices, close drapes during the day and wash clothes in the early morning or evening, after peak usage hours. In Wisconsin, where the heat index was expected to be in the 100s again Tuesday, the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. said it didn't expect brownouts or blackouts despite the high usage, but it warned that customers should expect to pay more on their next bills.
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Little time to celebrate South Sudan independence BOB ROBERTS KATENDE graduate student in journalism South Sudan became an addition to the member states that form the United Nations on July 9. It was a joyous moment not only for South Sudan but also its neighbors like my country, Uganda and others such as Kenya and Ethiopia. These good neighbors bore the blunt of hosting refugees when the war raged on between the south and the north. The U.S. also felt the pinch when it experienced an influx of asylum seekers. My history teacher once said despite the challenges African countries face in the postindependence era, their pain is sweet compared to the tyranny under the yoke of European or
French colonialism. However, the bickering between southern and northern Sudan was different. It was between a people in the same country that regarded the other as inferior based on their skin color and religion. But as Sudan basks in independence euphoria, it needs to think about the mountainous challenges that await it. African history is littered with examples of heinous independence leaders who seemed to learn one thing from history: To forget it. From the revered Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana in the west to Zimbabweâ€™s Robert Mugabe to Angolaâ€™s Eduardo Dos Santos to Paul Biya of Cameroon to Muammar Gadhafi of Libya, the list goes on. All the above leaders suffer from the â€œfounderâ€™s syndrome.â€?
ut as Sudan basks in independence euphoria, it needs to think about the mountainous challenges that await it. African history is littered with examples of heinous independce leaders who seemed to learn one thing from history: To forget it. This is a syndrome endemic in Africa where leaders believe in â€˜theirâ€™ unalienable right to lead until death simply because they led their respective countries to independence. And even before they pass on, the baton is ingeniously passed to their sons or cronies to preserve their legacy and riches. These riches, or loot, are in most cases scavenged from the multitudes of poor people they lead. Examples are Joseph Kabila in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who succeeded his late father Joseph Kabila Sr., and
Faure Gnassingbe, son of a late Togolese dictator Gnassingbe Eyadema. The sons of deposed Egypt leader Hosni Mubarak werenâ€™t lucky just like the sons of Libyaâ€™s Ghadaffi standing at the cliff â€™s edge of their fatherâ€™s rule. This syndrome has attacked most leaders who assumed the mantle of leadership through the barrel of the gun and not the ballot. This is the deepest trap South Sudan must avoid if the true ideals of its hard-earned independence are to be realized. Tribalism is another big problem that Sudan t at South Sout Suda
president Salva Kiir has to nip in the bud. Already there are simmering tensions between the government of national unity dominated by his Dinka tribe, who constitute the biggest percentage of South Sudanâ€™s eight million people. Members of the smaller tribes are complaining about them taking leadership of the juicy ministries. If such tensions arenâ€™t neutralized, they will threaten the volatile semblance of peace currently enjoyed. South Sudanâ€™s neighbors like Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia are still grappling with this ethnic problem despite decades of independence. If the above pitfalls arenâ€™t avoided, the death of those who died to see July 9 come true will vain. be in va
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Kelsey De Santis U.S. Marine corporal, in an online video, asking pop star Justin Timberlake to attend the Marine Corps Ball with her, using the title of his 2002 song; earlier, a Marine sergeant had asked actress Mila Kunis to attend the ball with him
Mily Mena 23-year-old Harry Potter fan, on life after the end of the film franchise upon the release of its final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Local artist earns a spot at Comix! art exhibit KATHLEEN HECTOR Daily Egyptian Artist Raven Dancing and his wife, Jubilee Dancing, have lived in Carbondale for about a year and sell their art at places such as the Carbondale Friday Night Fair. In anticipation of an Aug. 5 art exhibit at Macombâ€™s West Central Illinois Art Center, the DAILY EGYPTIAN sat down with the two for an interview. DE: Have you always been an artist? Raven: I havenâ€™t always made a living being an artist, and up until now itâ€™s been a stretch to say we could call it that. But we have been doing it, making a living off of it, for three years now. DE: What were you before that? Raven: Fine-dining waiter. DE: Where are you from? Raven: Weâ€™re originally from Eureka Springs, Ark. Jubilee: But weâ€™ve traveled from coast to coast then back to the middle again. Raven: Weâ€™ve sold art at shops; weâ€™ve sold art at flea markets; weâ€™ve sold art at music festivals. Jubilee: And then we do commercial stuff in towns and sometimes stay there. DE: What are your mediums? Raven: No. 2 pencil and really good paper. To get color we have to enlarge a print and then hand-color it as a real faded out print and then we hand-color it in a redrawing process. Itâ€™s color pencil, basically redrawing the whole thing. DE: How do you get ideas of what to draw? Raven: Itâ€™s a story or a chapter of a story that I want to try to convey in this limited space, in this limited medium,
through symbolic imagery, so I usually have a basic concept of what I want to do, and then I just start drawing and it grows from there. Itâ€™s really like I canâ€™t credit for it, Iâ€™m just kind of channeling it. Itâ€™s coming through me, and I have the talent and the ability to put it on the paper. Itâ€™s beautiful. DE: Where does your inspiration come from? Raven: Itâ€™s all about that. Itâ€™s about Mother Earth, itâ€™s all about healing our reality. Once I discovered what my muse was â€” I had the technique going, but once I figured out thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m really trying to convey â€” then it really sprung into something really unique. DE: How long have you been drawing? Raven: All my life, as far back as I can remember. Iâ€™ve never had a lesson. In fact I was discouraged, at one point, from taking any lessons because the professor saw what I was doing and said that going to school would ruin me. He said they would beat this out of me. DE: How did you get started drawing? Raven: One thing that I always had access to was a No. 2 pencil and some paper. DE: Were there times when you were discouraged? Raven: No. This has been my focus. This has been my life and this is what itâ€™s all about for me, so I came up with this idea and this technique to make a lot of money and get a message out at the same time, and then I can take that money and do great things with it. DE: Whatâ€™s the hardest part of being an artist? Raven: I havenâ€™t thought about it being hard except for having
gone this far â€Ś I thought Iâ€™d be a little farther by now. But now itâ€™s all happening, and itâ€™s all right here. And I always knew it would, so I guess the hardest part has been the waiting. Jubilee: For me, the hardest part of it is the art because a lot of people donâ€™t want to hear the message. Raven: Itâ€™s true. A lot of people will really be digging it and then we tell them whatâ€™s it about and then they lose interest â€” but not everybody. For a lot of people, it piques their interest. DE: What do you want your art to do? Raven: Itâ€™s all about creativity. Without creativity, weâ€™re pretty much stuck. This is going to take some serious creativity to get us out of what being non-creative has got us into â€” being stuck in the same space for so long, and the same focus being on money, greed â€Ś I want my art to heal people. I want to make a lot of money so that I can have money, not only so I can live nice and take care of my family, but I also want to (help) create a situation where people have good, purposeful work that they get a good use for that they can feel good about. That ripples out into the community. DE: Do you have any advice for aspiring artists? Raven: Donâ€™t get discouraged. Donâ€™t take what anyone says. If you love your art, people will love your art â€Ś Love your mother. This planet can support infinite life if itâ€™s properly maintained. Itâ€™s designed that way, I believe, and itâ€™s kind of messed up now but that doesnâ€™t mean it canâ€™t do that again. My words of wisdom are be a mommaâ€™s boy or girl and take care of Mother Earth because this is all we got. This is it. This is the center of our universe.
STEVE MATZKER | DAILY EGYPTIAN
Raven Dancing shows his artwork in his Carbondale home Wednesday. Dancing has prepared his artwork for an exhibit at the West Central Illinois Art Center
in Macomb. Dancingâ€™s art is part of a larger exhibit called Comix Show! and runs August 5 to Sept. 10. Dancing said he hopes his art can help heal the earth.
Key to winning? Be insane, or at least pretend ELI MILEUR Daily Egyptian Anyone who is eager for more Charlie Sheen craziness was surely pleased to hear he just scored a new show, but what this says about his antics isnâ€™t so clear. Lionâ€™s Gate Entertainment said Monday it is planning a new TV vehicle for Sheen, â€œAnger
Management,â€? which will be loosely based on the 2003 film of the same name. Sheen will also have a considerable amount of ownership of the show as well as some creative control. This all begs the question, why would a studio be willing to invest in a man who most people would agree is insane? Heâ€™s supposedly clean and sober now, but any of
his media appearances during and since his fallout with â€œTwo and Half Menâ€? creator Chuck Lorre suggest he doesnâ€™t need any controlled substances to act like a madman. Just watch Sheenâ€™s interview with ABCâ€™s Andrea Canning. Stare into his sunken face and his mad eyes. Watch his wild gesticulations. Hear his rambling, nonsensical boasting. Thatâ€™s a man youâ€™d cross the street to avoid on the sidewalk, not one youâ€™d give millions of dollars and a new TV show. So does Lionsgate know something we donâ€™t? Sheenâ€™s clearly cashing in on his new persona. He went on a 20-city tour, characteristically titled â€œMy Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option.â€? In August heâ€™s headlining The Gathering of the Juggalos along with such top-shelf talent as Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer. But that doesnâ€™t necessarily mean he hasnâ€™t lost his mind. Just because heâ€™s short-circuiting doesnâ€™t mean he canâ€™t be open to making a buck. Hey, until this new deal with Lionsgate, he was out of a day job. The other possibility is Sheenâ€™s pulling a Joaquin Phoenix, or
something a bit more cynical. At least Phoenixâ€™s faux meltdown was for the sake of the mockumentary, â€œIâ€™m Still Here.â€? If Sheenâ€™s madman antics are exaggerated, itâ€™s hard to see any motivation beyond publicity. Maybe he decided he had more moneymaking potential as a crazy free agent than he did at CBS, despite the fact that he was already raking in the cash with â€œTwo and Half Men.â€? But whatâ€™s most intriguing here is Lionsgateâ€™s position. Say Sheen really is insane. Despite the obvious draw of having him in a show, it still seems like an awfully big gamble. Maybe the producers decided you have to go all in to score big, and if Sheenâ€™s able to keep the mediaâ€™s gaze on him, the pot could indeed be impressive. But even if theyâ€™re able to successfully film the first episode without Sheen getting caught in a hotel room filled with dead hookers and mountains of cocaine or dropping a few anti-Semitic remarks about a studio executive, heâ€™s going to be a liability for the entire run of the show.
The race to the 100-episode mark for syndication is going to be one harrowing run. You can imagine the producers wiping the sweat off their brows as Sheen, who is miraculously still alive, turns in that 100th episode. The other possibility is of course that Lionsgate isnâ€™t gambling at all. If Sheen can entertain conspiracy theories about 9/11, canâ€™t we indulge in one about him? One could say that Sheen had no motivation to meltdown and lose his job on â€œTwo and Half Menâ€? with so much money on the line. But who knows? Heâ€™d already made who knows how much on the show, so why not publically reinvent himself? After all, the entertainment industry is about creating a public image that doesnâ€™t necessarily have anything to do with reality. Whoâ€™s to say Sheenâ€™s not a shrewd, all-business player when the check is ready to be signed but a blathering red-faced megalomaniac when the cameras are on him? That would certainly explain Lionsgateâ€™s bold move. But in the end, who knows, except Sheen and, letâ€™s hope for their sake, Lionsgate.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harry Potter casts last spell on audiences he long awaited epic battle between Harry and Voldemort was T enthralling and impressive to watch, especially in 3D.
DARCE OLUND Daily Egyptian
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is a thrilling broomstick ride of a film. The final chapter of the Potter series has a little bit of everything for avid book and film fans alike. For its opening weekend, which includes the midnight showing, the last film of the 10-year long saga grossed over $168 million nationally and over $475 million globally at the box office. From Harry’s (Daniel
Radcliffe) early days at Hogwarts in his cinematic debut in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” to his final battle with the dark Lord Voldemort, the Potter movies have continuously grown darker. Part Two takes no time to explain where things left off. It starts out with the last few shots of part one and then kicks into high gear. In this last film, a civil war has broken out in the wizard world, which forced each person to choose a side. Harry, Hermione
Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) drive the action against Lord Voldemort (a truly convincing villain, Ralph Fiennes). The trio needs to find and destroy a series of items called Horcruxes, which each contain a portion of Voldemort’s soul, in order to defeat him once and for all. If they fail, all of mankind is doomed — quite the hefty burden for three kids to bear. The climactic battle between good and evil on the grounds of the
shattered school leads to the deaths of several central characters. The multitude of familiar faces from previous Potter films brought a both sad and triumphant sense of closure to the series. The decision to split the last novel into two films was a good one because it allowed for a lengthy but appropriate wrap-up of the series. The long awaited epic battle between Harry and Voldemort was enthralling and impressive to watch, especially in 3D.
Furthermore, the story of Harry becoming a young man is one that has been carefully kept in mind throughout the films. Radciffe’s performance showed his steady growth as an actor. Harry is the last hope for the good side of the wizard world. He is aware only one side will walk away from the fight, yet pensive and driven at the same time. Radcliffe acts out the sense of fate, dread and loss incredibly well. Watson and Grint give equally solid performances. It’s a bittersweet ending to a decade of films so many of the college-age generation have grown up with.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Gov't advisers: No copays for contraceptives LAURAN NEERGAARD RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
Associated Press WASHINGTON — Millions of women stand to gain free access to a broad menu of birth control methods, thanks to a recommendation issued Tuesday by health experts advising the government. An Institute of Medicine panel recommended that the government require health insurance companies to cover birth control for women as preventive care, without copayments. Contraception — along with such care as diabetes tests during pregnancy and screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer — was one of eight recommended preventive services for women. “Unintended pregnancies carry health consequences for the mother — psychological, emotional and physical — and also consequences for the newborn,” said Dr. Linda Rosenstock, panel chairwoman and dean of public health at the University of California, Los Angeles. “The overwhelming evidence was strongly supportive of the health benefit” of contraception. A half century after the introduction of the birth control pill, the panel's recommendations may help to usher in another revolution. Medical experts say easier access could start a shift to more reliable forms of long-acting birth control, such as implants or IUDs, which are gaining acceptance in
other economically developed countries. Emergency contraception, known as the morning-after pill, would also be covered. All but one member of the 16-person IOM panel supported the final recommendations. President Barack Obama’s health care law already requires most health plans to provide standard preventive care for people of both sexes at no additional charge to patients. Women’s health recommendations were considered new and politically sensitive territory, so the nonpartisan institute was asked to examine the issue. Nonetheless, a fight over social mores is brewing. Catholic bishops and other religious and social conservatives say pregnancy is a healthy condition and the government should not require insurance coverage of drugs and other methods that prevent it. (Most health plans already cover contraception.) The conservative Family Research Council said the recommendations could lead to a federal “mandate” for abortion coverage, since emergency contraceptives such as Plan B and Ella would be covered. But the Food and Drug Administration classifies those drugs as birth control, not abortion pills. Panel member Alina Salganicoff, women’s health policy director for the Kaiser Family Foundation, said abortion drugs are not included in the recommendations. Short of repealing part of the
health care law, it’s unclear what opponents can do to block the recommendations. A final decision by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected around Aug. 1. Sebelius called the recommendations “historic,” saying they are based on science. “We are one step closer to saying goodbye to an era when simply being a woman was treated as a pre-existing condition,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who sponsored the women's health amendment. Under the law, the earliest the final requirements would take effect is next year. In most cases, it's likely to be Jan.1, 2013. Birth control use is virtually universal in the United States. Generic versions of the pill are available for as little as $9 a month. Still, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Many are among women using some form of contraception, and forgetting to take the pill a major reason. Experts say a shift to longer acting birth control would help. Contraception is about more than simply preventing pregnancy — it can help make a woman’s next pregnancy healthier by spacing births far enough apart, generally 18 months to two years. Research links closely spaced births to a risk of such problems as prematurity, low birth weight, even autism. Research has shown that even modest copays for medical care can discourage use.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) â€” Today is a 6â€” Today you may have to play by the rules. Put some order in your finances, and clean your desk. Organization speeds the flow, and itâ€™s coming in fast. Keep your focus.
Todayâ€™s Birthday â€” This year you face a test or challenge that leads to a new level. Give it everything youâ€™ve got: Practice, study and use your charm. Donâ€™t give up, no matter what. Others support you through the process and are ready to celebrate your achievement.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) â€” Today is a 7â€” Consult with your team regarding strategy. What you say is very powerful and can make a big difference. Family matters especially now. Make sure to tell them you care.
Aries (March 21-April 19) â€” Today is a 9â€” The ball is in your court, and youâ€™ve got control. Now you can really play! Show them your stuff, and let your creativity fly. Donâ€™t get arrogant, but youâ€™re looking good.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) â€” Today is a 9â€” You find it easier to concentrate now. Take advantage to lower the height of your inbox and to complete projects at work and around the house. Then celebrate with friends.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) â€” Today is a 7â€” Contemplate your next move. Complete old tasks to clear space for new opportunities. Conserve resources, but donâ€™t worry about the money. It all works out.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) â€” Today is a 6â€”For the next two days, surround yourself with the warmth of friends and the laughter of children. Your luck is on the rise and money looks better. Share the wealth.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) â€” Today is an 8â€”Cash flow improves, and you feel more balanced now. Schedule meetings; work together to solve problems; and spend time with friends. Your community is with you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) â€” Today is a 7 â€” Get into a project in your environment that beautifies and adds to the comfort factor. Children may figure in the action. Donâ€™t worry about the mess.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) â€” Today is a 9â€” The sun is shining on you, at home and at work. Thereâ€™s warmth, friendliness and a gentle ease, perfect for considering new opportunities in your life and career.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) â€” Today is a 7â€”Catch up on communications by whatever media, but manage your time wisely so that you can spend more of it with family. Explore something youâ€™ve been curious about.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) â€” Today is a 7â€” Harmony at home helps the work go faster. But youâ€™re thinking about play: Where should you go? With whom? Travel and fun are highly appealing. Shop for a good price on tickets.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) â€” Today is an 8â€”Now itâ€™s time to be what you love, to do what you love and to have what you love. Growth is available with a bit of care. Tell your friends about it.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Perhaps the most important date on the exhausting timeline is July 28, where the league year officially starts and free agency begins. This allows clubs to make roster moves and have a better understanding of who will represent them on the field. Five days later, Aug. 2, teams
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Fans and members of the community can bid on the website to put a name on the jersey. The 80 people who have the highest bids get priority and will have first choice in which player they want to carry their choice of name
must have a 90-man roster in place. The following day is the deadline to sign unrestricted free agents. The milestone, with the exception of the potential game between St. Louis and Chicago, is Aug. 12. This is the tentative deadline for rookies to sign with a club. This date, along with the rest of the rookie situation, remains to be the top priority for discussion in the meeting on Thursday.
Guaranteed money for rookies who are signed in the top of their draft class, particularly in the top 10, has been a long-awaited problem for the NFL to address. This problem appears to be worked out, as the NFL and NFLPA has unofficially agreed to cut financial compensation in half. But the lingering problem is the number of years on the contract agreement. NFL teams own players, and they
control the fate of rookies in the league. In previous years, teams could hold on to rookies for the first five years of their career. With the drastic cuts in contracted money, the NFLPA appears to be holding its ground on a maximum of a four-year contract for signees of the incoming class. Lockouts are not good for professional sports. They create tension throughout the league and
widen the gap between players and their fans. NFL fans are a different breed. It is the time of year where fans dig into their treasure chest of tailgating regalia, but if a deal is not made and regular season games are missed, it could create a disaster for team owners, as they could lose the loyalty of the millions of football fans across the nation.
on the jersey. After the game, the jerseys will be distributed to those who bid. All proceeds will be distributed throughout southern Illiinois for cancer research, prevention and rehabilitation. “This isn’t about how much I can sell a jersey for. It’s about what we can do to give back to
these people and this community,” McElroy said. Athletic Director Mario Moccia said he is excited about the campaign, not only for the cause but because it differentiates SIU from other competitor schools. “At our level of football, Southern Illinois, if you can ever say that, hey, you were the first in the nation to
do something, that’s pretty special,” Moccia said. Moccia said it was McElroy who took the reins. He said without the player, the campaign may not of happened. “(McElroy) called the NCAA. He hounded the heck out of them, and the next thing you know he showed me the waiver,” Moccia said.
Lennon said the campaign is something significant that the team and the community can be a part of. “It makes it emotional. It makes it something where it’s from the heart, and I'm just excited to be a part of it,” he said. Bids may be placed online at salukisblackoutcancer.com or by phone at 618-453-5153.
Salukis move forward with Henderson JOE RAGUSA Daily Egyptian Ken Henderson was 30 years old when he first came to SIU as an assistant coach. Twenty years and some gray hairs later, he became the Salukis' head baseball coach. Henderson was named the interim head coach after former head coach Dan Callahan died Nov. 15. Despite finishing 23-34 last season, Henderson had his team in a position to succeed both on and off the field. “We are very proud of what Ken has done here,” Athletic Director Mario Moccia said. “He’s an academics-first kind of guy.” The SIU baseball team had 15 players with a grade point average of at least 3.0, and the team averaged a 3.1 GPA, which
is the highest it's been in 10 years, Moccia said. He said this made Henderson the front-runner in getting the position, but the school administration still wanted to open up the job search when the season ended. “I wanted to give Ken a full season as the interim head coach to see how he handles the team,” Moccia said. “At the end of the year we made the decision to hire him, but the university has very specific hiring guidelines that I can't change.” SIUC began the national job search shortly after the Salukis’ run in the Missouri Valley Conference ended. Despite looking for almost two months, the search resulted with Henderson being the best candidate available. “We had a lot of interest, and a lot of qualified candidates applied,”
Moccia said. “But nobody was of a College World Series caliber.” Even though Henderson has become notorious for his fiery persona among players such as junior first baseman Chris Serritella and junior outfielder Jordan Sivertsen, Henderson said he was his usual calm self when Moccia told him about the situation. “I understand what the university did and why. There's no hard feelings about it,” Henderson said. “I've been treated very fairly by Mario and the university, but I'm glad I had the benefit of a sixmonth job interview.” Despite the season’s rocky start, the Salukis had a conference run that led to a fifth place finish, just a half game behind Missouri State. SIU was picked to finish seventh in the preseason, according to the Missouri Valley
Conference website. “When the season started, we lost our closer (Lee Weld) and our best position player (Serritella) for the entire season,” Moccia said. “We had a very young team dealing with the loss of the head coach that had recruited all of them, and I was very impressed that we finished the conference season with a winning record.” The players love to play for Henderson, especially after an onfield tirade that led to a three-game suspension March 23, when the Salukis were 4-15 and on a 9 game losing streak, according to the Missouri Valley Conference website. “The difference between Coach Cal and Coach Henderson is like night and day,” Serritella said. “Coach Cal was a very laid back guy while Coach Henderson is as intense of a coach as you'll
see on the field.” Seritella said Henderson's mentality on the field is why he is popular in the clubhouse. “It’s definitely fun playing for Coach Henderson,” he said. "You know he has your back when things are difficult.” Even though Henderson has the job title he worked 20 years to obtain, he said nothing about his approach to coaching will change next season. “I’m still going to approach this season like I have in the past,” Henderson said. “Nothing's going to change now that I’m the head coach.” For Henderson’s team, Sivertsen said they can finally move forward with an official replacement for the late Coach Cal. “Everyone’s really excited for next year, and we think we can make a lot of noise,” he said.
t has been 19 years since the Pittsburgh Pirates last made the MLB playoffs. They have not made the postseason since they traded their left fielder Barry Bonds. The Pirates lead their National League Central division by a half game. Do they have what it takes to make the playoffs?
The Cubs and Astros are basically minor league teams, the Reds have had recent struggles, the Cardinals are hurting, and the Brewers are too streaky. The Pirates have a team that is young enough to be to ignorant to the pressure that is going to be put on them and can pull this off!
While the Pirates are a nice story, the NL central is too loaded this season for them to to go all the way. The Cardinals, Brewers and Reds are all better teams, but look for the Bucs to make some noise next season.
he Pirates definitely look to steal away the division; the rest of the teams in the division seem to be suffering from various problems. Unfortunately I don’t see them getting past the first round because of how young a team they are.
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Volunteering at Giant City Stable is a family tradition
Andi Haugan, of Chicago, leads a horse into the Giant City Stables Tuesday at Giant City State Park. Haugan, along with her two sisters and two cousins, is volunteering at the stables while visiting family for the week. Family member and Lake of Egypt resident Patricia Nardini said she has been volunteering at the state park for 13 years. STEVE MATZKER DAILY EGYPTIAN
Salukis fight cancer on the field NAREG KURTJIAN Daily Egyptian After he spent a majority of the 2010 football season on the sidelines because of an ankle injury, SIU senior safety Mike McElroy realized he wanted to bring more than a game to the football field. â€œA couple years down the road people might forget what youâ€™ve done, how many tackles youâ€™ve
had, how many interceptions youâ€™ve had,â€? McElroy said. â€œThat thought process was, â€˜what can we do as a team to kind of leave a legacy here at Southern Illinois?â€™â€? It was McElroyâ€™s compassion and determination to make an impact on the community that inspired the idea for the Salukis Black Out Cancer campaign. SIU Athletics and the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Coaches vs.
Cancer program announced the campaign Tuesday at a press conference at the Donald Boydston Center. The campaign will reach its climax when the SIU football team takes the field against Eastern Illinois University Nov. 2 at the Salukis final home game of the 2011 football season. Rather than their traditional maroon and white, the Salukis will wear one-time-only black Under
Armour jerseys with names of cancer victims on the back to honor those who have fought the disease. At the press conference, head coach Dale Lennon said the use of non-athlete names on the uniforms made it difficult to gain support from the NCAA. He said after the NCAA approved it, everything seemed to fall into place. Lennon said the campaign is unique and sets the university
apart from others. â€œI think it is something very significant. In 25-plus years of coaching college football, I haven't seen anything quite like this,â€? he said. â€œWhat also makes it special, like most people I've had family members affected by cancer. I lost my father three years ago to cancer.â€? Please see CANCER | 11
Relax football fans, NFL may be unlocked 616*'
CORY DOWNER Daily Egyptian It looks as if NFL fans will be able to take a deep breath; the end of the lockout may only be a day away. It has been 131 days since the start of the official NFL lockout. Into the fifth month of talks between NFL officials and the NFL Players Association, progress has been made, with only a few details to touch up before a contract is signed
and players and coaches can prepare for their preseason games. If a deal is made by Thursday, which is the next meeting between the NFL and NFLPA, there is reason to believe all preseason games will be played as scheduled. While nothing is certain, the biggest question mark lingers around the annual Hall of Fame game between the Bears and the Rams scheduled for Aug. 7. Despite the possibility of organizations having a full preseason
schedule, it is certainly going to be a hectic couple of weeks as they head into August. If the deal is made on July 21 as anticipated, teams will scramble to cut through the red tape and fill their rosters. The timeline for teams will be tight, and you can expect plenty of action from organizations. They are all ready to act on the plans they have made throughout the past few months while they idly sat on the sidelines and watched the lockout
dictate the future of the 2011 season. If signatures are inked on Thursday, it would give teams the opportunity to start voluntary workouts while they become familiar with the new league rules set in place for the upcoming season. On July 25, teams could officially sign undrafted rookies. This is also the first day free agents have the opportunity to resign with their team. Please see NFL | 11