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Friends, families remember fallen students Memorial services held for three students who died in January

RYAN VOYLES Daily Egyptian Jose Ochoa said he would always remember his brother Juan’s love for everybody. “He’d go out of his way to help everybody, even if he didn’t know them,� Ochoa said. “That was just the person he was, he’d put everybody else’s problems in front of his own. That’s the way he lived his life, and that’s how he’d want us to remember him. “‘Everybody matters in this world,’ that’s what he’d tell us.� Friends, family and SIUC faculty members came together Sunday afternoon at the Student Center Auditorium to remember three students who passed away in January — Erin Logan, Matthew Haines and Juan Ochoa. Ochoa died Jan. 19 in what police have ruled an accidental death. Haines died in a hunting accident Jan. 15, while Logan died of an illness Jan. 12. Bob Gray, pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church and chaplain of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, said the memorial, titled “A Time to Remember,� was geared toward helping friends with loss and grief while also helping them learn to celebrate life. “It’s important, especially for


Angie Owcarz, a junior from Woodstock studying glass art, embraces a friend Sunday at a memorial service in the Student Center Auditorium. The service celebrated the lives of SIUC students Juan Ochoa, Matthew Haines and Erin Logan, who died in January. Owcarz, Ochoa’s girlfriend, spoke at the event. people who can’t travel to a funeral or visitation, that they have some opportunity to deal with the loss and meet family if possible,� Gray said.

“They can find a way to cope with the loss and hopefully move on from there.� Gray read eulogies for the three

students, and friends and family were welcome to share stories. Only family members of Juan Ochoa spoke at the memorial, while Gray read a poem

written by the Haines family. Please see MEMORIAL | 3

School of Art and Design constructing ways to prepare for unknown budget

Artists: Wood from fallen trees serves as cheap option for art

ERIN HOLCOMB Daily Egyptian

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The School of Art and Design has been getting creative in anticipation for next year’s budget — and administrators said the outlook is uncertain, with non-tenured faculty being the most vulnerable, said the director of the school. The future buying power of the art school is unclear, as the university has not yet given the school its budget for next year, said Peter Chametzky, director of the school. Chametzky said compared to past years, these cuts will be more. Non-tenured faculty jobs will be the most vulnerable if the art school has to make signifi cant cutbacks, he said. “Since we don’t know what our budget is for next year, we don’t know how many of them we’ll be able to rehire,� Chametzky said. “And if we do rehire them, we


he last thing you want to do is have all your tenured and non-tenured faculty out looking for jobs because they don’t know if there is going to be a place for them next year. — Peter Chametzky director of the School of Art and Design

don’t know if it will be a reduced role.� Seeing colleagues worried for their jobs has been a concern in the art school, especially because most of them are non-tenured, said Alex Lopez, assistant professor of 3-D foundations and sculpture and also a tenured-track faculty member. Lopez said the art school administrators and faculty have held many meetings to discuss how they can cut back in areas such as travel and office supplies in an effort to prevent cutting faculty. “Several of our colleagues are non-tenured track and they’re vital to our program,� he said. “The

last thing you want to do is have all your tenured and non-tenured faculty out looking for jobs because they don’t know if there is going to be a place for them next year.� Chametzky said if it comes to cutting faculty, the school would only cut courses as a last resort, even if that means professors will have more classes to teach. “I don’t think it’s desirable to be cramming in as many students as we can into a particular class,� Chametzky said. “We’re trying to avoid that as much as we can.� Please see ART BUDGET | 3

The days of eating snack food have been over for Claudia Torres-Ambriz since she entered the graduate program at the School of Art and Design in 2007. Torres-Ambriz, a graduate student in sculpture and art history from Oxnard, Calif., said it has been hard for her to buy materials to make her artwork since the economy took a turn for the worse. She said she has had to cut back to continue purchasing materials for her sculptures, one resort being that she limits what type of food she eats. “You pretty much have to eat plain food,� Torres-Ambriz said. “The days of chocolate are over.� She said expenses for materials are not covered for graduate students, but undergraduates are not affected as much because the school provides them most of their

supplies through their tuition. Many undergraduate students have felt the economic squeeze, she said, but the struggle helps her and other students figure out how to create art in different ways using unique materials. “A lot of our work has gotten smaller,� Torres-Ambriz said. “There are a lot of things that you cannot do; then again, the whole point is to figure out what you can do with what you do have.� A lot of the students choose to use wood for their sculptures instead of materials such as bronze or iron, which are more expensive, she said. Torres-Ambriz said she hasn’t made a bronze sculpture in a long time because of the high price of the material. She said she took out a loan to make her latest bronze sculpture, which cost $3,000. Please see STUDENTS | 3


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Monday, March 1, 2010

Crosby’s goal wins gold, Canada beats U.S. 3-2 in OT ALAN ROBINSON The Associated Press

VANC OUVER , British Columbia — With the flick of Sidney Crosby’s wrist, Canada found Olympic redemption. From the pall of a luger’s death, from a series of embarrassing glitches, from a first half so disappointing that Canadian Olympic officials prematurely conceded the medals race, from the men’s hockey team losing to the upstart Americans in a preliminary game. All that was forgotten Sunday. Canada is the Olympic champion in men’s hockey, and the whole nation can finally celebrate its Winter Olympics. The national honor is served. Canada survived one of the greatest games in Olympic history to beat the Americans 3-2 in overtime and cap the host country’s record gold rush in the Vancouver Games. Crosby — The Next One, hockey heir to Canada’s own Great One, Wayne Gretzky — won it when he whipped a shot past U.S. goalie Ryan Miller 7:40 into overtime after the U.S. had tied it with 24.4 seconds left in regulation. Canada’s collection of all-stars

held off a young, desperate U.S. team that had beaten it a week ago and, after staging a furious comeback from down 2-0 on goals by Jonathan Toews and Corey Perry, almost beat the Canadians again. With Canada less than a minute away from celebrating the gold medal, Zach Parise — the son of a player who figured in Canada’s finest hockey moment — tied it with Miller off the ice for an extra attacker. The moment he scored, the groans of disappointed fans likely were heard from Vancouver to the Maritimes. But Crosby, scoreless the previous two games, brought back the cheers with his second post-regulation game-winner of the tournament, a shot from the left circle that Miller was helpless to stop. He also beat Switzerland in a shootout during the round robin. It was close. It was nerve-racking. It was a game worthy of an Olympic hockey final. Before the game, Crosby received a brief text message from Penguins owner Mario Lemieux that said: “Good luck.” Now, Crosby joins Lemieux — whose goal beat the Soviet Union in the 1987 World Cup — and Paul Henderson, who beat the Soviets

with a goal in the 1972 Summit Series, among the instant national heroes of Canadian hockey. At age 22, Crosby has won the Stanley Cup and the Olympics in less than a year’s time. Minutes after the game ended, delirious fans chanted, “Crosby! Crosby! Crosby!” International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge paused before giving the final medal to Crosby as the crowd got even louder. Then he gestured with his right hand, calling for more cheers for Crosby. As “O Canada” played, the Canadian team stood shoulder-toshoulder, arms over each others’ shoulders. The U.S. team stood dejected, staring at the ice, many with their hands on their hips. “Our team worked so unbelievably hard,” Crosby said. “Today was really tough, especially when they got a goal late in regulation. But we came back and got it in overtime.” To win, Canada withstood a remarkable and determined effort from a U.S. team that wasn’t supposed to medal in Vancouver, much less roll through the tournament unbeaten before losing in the first overtime gold-medal game since NHL players joined the Olympics in 1998.

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“Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me,” said Gray, reading the poem. “I took his hand when I heard him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play.” Chancellor Sam Goldman said everybody feels the impact with the passing of a colleague, and it was important for everybody to come together and show support. “We pride ourselves at the university to the idea that we are all a family,” he said. “When one of the children of our family is lost, all of us feel that pain and all of us feel that loss.” Rosa Jaquez, Juan’s aunt, said the



So far, the art school has only cancelled one of two sections for a class for education majors that is not required, he said. Regardless of the precautions the art school it taking, the budget is definitely going to get worse before it gets better, said Alan Vaux, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “I don’t know how we keep going sometimes with the budget cuts,” Vaux said. “(The art school) has been doing as well as they can, it’s just incredible.” Vaux said the art school is one of the best colleges at fundraising at SIUC. It receives donations from alumni, the SIU Foundation and proceeds from art auctions and shows. The art school has raised a signifi-

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turnout for her nephew showed his impact on the people around him. “It just shows just how much Juan touched people in their lives, just what he meant to everybody,” she said. “I can see now just why he always said he loved it so much down here — he was at ease at doing everything his way.” While Gray read the Haines’ poem, he said even though it was a time for mourning, one cannot grieve for too long. “Perhaps my time seems all too brief; don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, so he set me free.”

Ryan Voyles can be reached at or at 536-3311 ext. 259. cant amount of money this year, Chametzky said. He said it raised more than $30,000 from its most recent art auction “Art Over Easy” in December. Students also raise money on their own through various art sales, he said. “That’s the wonderful thing about artists ... that they create with what they have,” Vaux said. “And they have to have something to work with and they’re very creative people.” Lopez said with an unpredictable budget, maintaining a positive outlook can be tough – but the professors must show the same optimism their students exude. “If you’re having a bad day, go eat some ice cream,” he said.

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Nathan Marshall, right, a graduate student in painting from St. Louis screws branches together while Jamie Lejsek, a graduate student in drawing and painting from Brookfield, supports the branches Sunday at the Glove Factory. benefitted in a way from the econom- sell the artwork is a problem in itself. TUDENTS ic crisis, he said. “I think a lot of people are tighter CONTINUED FROM 1 “It gives students a better thought with their money now and aren’t willWood has become a favorite for process and work process to figure ing to spend it on something that isn’t students to use in their sculptures out how to make better, higher-qual- essential,” he said. Torres-Ambriz said she welcomes now because the university has al- ity artwork out of regular materials lowed them to have some wood from or regular tools,” Cho said. “Reality the hardships that come with being in fallen trees as a result of the May 8 comes when you get out of school, the art industry. “It’s exciting to be an artist, it’s storm, said Jared Sloan, a graduate in and it might be useful to see how you can deal with a real low budget or about learning to use what’s in front sculpture from Norton, Kan. of you,” she said. “I’m really lucky be“More than likely I’ll be doing a lot without all these fancy tools.” Sloan said he has not noticed a cause I’ve accumulated a lot of trash of wood carving,” Sloan said. “I’m finding a lot of wood around here for sure.” huge economic effect on the under- over the years and with that trash I’m Hee-Hun Cho, a graduate student graduate students but, when these stu- making my art.” in sculpture from Fort Collins, Colo., dents get out into the real world, they said the price of materials has heavily will have more problems than just Erin Holcomb can be reached at influenced his type of artwork. trying to find the most cost-effective or He and his students have actually materials, he said. Sloan said trying to 536-3311 ext. 255.




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Monday, March 1, 2010

Maple Syrupin’ workshop offers sugary, sticky learning experience

DEREK ROBBINS Daily Egyptian

Making syrup is as easy as boil-

ing water, Scott Ferguson said. Ferguson is one of several Carbondale Touch of Nature employees who helped to put on the Maple Syrupin’ Pancake Breakfast and Workshop that taught the basics of making maple syrup. Ferguson said the process for making syrup seems difficult to people who have never made it, but is easy once the person actually tries to make it. “I was going in expecting it to be a very complicated process for me,” Ferguson said. “When I actually learned how to do it, I realized it’s incredibly easy. If you have a maple tree in your backyard, you can do it. It’s as easy as boiling water.” In order to make the syrup, sap is needed. Sap is acquired by drilling into trees. Sap is 3 percent sugar and tastes mostly like water, Ferguson said. After the sap is collected, it is boiled down to mostly sugar content — giving it the sweet taste that is associated with syrup. The sugar content of maple syrup is roughly 66 percent, Ferguson said. Ferguson said while a tree may appear to have plenty of sap, it takes a lot more sap than expected to make syrup. 40 gallons of sap makes one gallon of syrup. Due to the amount of sap that needs to be boiled down, Ferguson recommends doing the boiling

Natalie Davenport, bottom left, of Murphysboro, watches as Scott Ferguson taps a sugar maple Saturday at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center during the “Maple Syrupin’ Pancake Breakfast and Workshop.” Participants shared a pancake breakfast followed by a two-hour workshop on how to make maple syrup.



was going in expecting it to be a very complicated process for me. When I actually learned how to do it, I realized it’s incredibly easy. — Scott Ferguson Touch of Nature employee

outside. He said boiling sap inside a normal kitchen would cause the walls to smell like sap and could potentially wreck the room. Ferguson said getting the material to boil sap is not a complicated process. “It’s very easy and not too expensive to come up with your own system,” Ferguson said. “My boiler is made of a group of cooking trays from local restaurants and halves of oil drums.” Before participants at the workshop were taught how to make syrup, they learned the history of maple syrup. Ferguson, who gave the lecture on history, said Native Americans were the first known people to make maple syrup. Native Americans used stone tools to make incisions into the trees, and used reeds to collect the sap. In order to heat the sap, the Native Americans heated stones and placed the sap over them. Ferguson said interest in making syrup started with his fascination in dead technologies.


Sebastian Holt, of Murphysboro, tastes fresh sap from a tapped sugar maple Saturday at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center’s “Maple Syrupin’ Pancake Breakfast and Workshop.” “It is just so interesting looking at the way things used to be,” Ferguson said. “If it’s an old-world technology, I know everything about it. I love being able to do things like make syrup that people have been doing hundreds of years now.” Ferguson is not the only one who enjoys the learning experience. Kate Hellgren, the program coordinator for environmental education, said her favorite part of

running the exhibit every year is seeing how the children react. “I just love seeing kids enthusiastic about learning something,” Hellgren said. “It is absolutely my favorite part of the workshop.” Carbondale Touch of Nature runs another workshop Saturday, which is sold out. The workshop starts a 9 a.m. and includes a pancake breakfast. Hellgren said Touch of Nature invites local

schools in almost every day of the week, outside of the normal weekend workshop. Ferguson said if someone is interested in attending next year’s event, they should contact the Touch of Nature or Maple Syrupin’, call the center at 453-1121.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Caught in the hypocrisy Dear Editor:

Countless Americans preach against the tyranny of government, the abuse of power and ineffective Congressional acts corporately funded seemingly only to help the wealthy or undermine the constitution, e.g. Patriot Act, bailouts, the renewal of the Patriot Act, war, etc. Yet in regards to health care reform, most Americans seem to be comfortable with what may

end up being an undemocratic reform. At the end of the health care summit, President Barack Obama made it clear that if the Republicans refused, in the next six weeks, to come together on the health care issues to pass legislation for the American people, the House and Senate would call for a 51 percent majority, eliminating the threat of a filibuster and pass the bill. That bill being the 2,700-page bill the Republican Party is afraid of.

Caught in the hypocrisy, all Americans want affordable health care coverage regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, class or pre-existing condition; they want qualified doctors and minimal risk of malpractice — and so do the doctors. But 50 plus one is mob rule. It’s the tyranny of the majority Alexis de Tocqueville discusses in his book “Democracy in America.� It threatens to decay democracy, but it would allow me to see a doctor. This is a thought the American people ought to be having, and a thought that the

Republican leaders need to act upon too: Do they compromise their politics and work with the Democrats in the House and Senate, or do they stand firm, live according to their philosophies and politics, and on the basis of some lofty idea, hand off democracy toward Tocqueville’s prophetic vision of democracy in America because they refuse to get along? Greg Nofsinger senior studying philosophy and psychology


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Chile quake death toll hits 708 EVA VERGARA MICHAEL WARREN The Associated Press

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C ONCEPCION, C h i l e — Heroism and banditry mingled on Chile’s shattered streets Sunday as rescuers braved aftershocks digging for survivors and the government sent soldiers and ordered a nighttime curfew to quell looting. The death toll climbed to 708 in one of the biggest earthquakes in centuries. In the hard-hit city of Concepcion, firefighters pulling survivors from a toppled apartment block were forced to pause because of tear gas fired to stop looters, who were wheeling off everything from microwave ovens to canned milk at a damaged supermarket across the street. Efforts to determine the full scope of destruction were undermined by an endless string of terrifying aftershocks that continued to turn buildings into rubble. Officials said 500,000 houses were destroyed or badly damaged, and President Michele Bachelet said “a growing number” of people were listed as missing. “We are facing a catastrophe of such unthinkable magnitude that it will require a giant effort” to recover, Bachelet said after meeting for six hours with ministers and generals in La Moneda Palace, itself chipped and cracked. She signed a decree giving the military control over security in the province of Concepcion, where looters were pillaging supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies and banks. Men and women hurried away with plastic containers of chicken, beef and sausages. Virtually every market and su-

e are facing a catastrophe of such unthinkable magnitude that it will require a giant effort to recover.

permarket had been looted — and no food or drinking water could be found. Many people in Concepcion expressed anger at the authorities for not stopping the looting or bringing in supplies. Electricity and water services were out of service. “We are overwhelmed,” a police officer said Bachelet said a curfew was being imposed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and only security forces and other emergency personnel would be allowed on the streets. Police vehicles drove around announcing the curfew over loudspeakers. As nightfall neared, hundreds of people put up tents and huddled around wood fires in parks and the grassy medians of avenues, too fearful to return to their homes amid continuing strong aftershocks. Bachelet, who leaves office on March 11, said the country would accept some of the offers of aid that have poured in from around the world. She said Chile needs field hospitals and temporary bridges, water purification plants and damage assessment experts — as well as rescuers to help relieve workers who have been laboring frantically since the magnitude 8.8 quake struck before dawn Saturday. To strip away any need for looting, Bachelet announced that essentials on the shelves of major supermarkets would be given away for free, under the supervision of authorities. Soldiers and police will also distribute food and water, she said.

— Michele Bachelet Chilean president Although houses, bridges and highways were damaged in Santiago, the national capital, a few flights managed to land at the airport and subway service resumed. More chaotic was the region to the south, where the shaking was the strongest and where the quake generated waves that lashed coastal settlements, leaving behind sticks, scraps of metal and masonry houses ripped in two. In the village of Lloca, a beachside carnival was caught in the tsunami. A carousel was twisted on its side and a ferris wheel rose above the muddy wreckage. In Concepcion, the largest city in the disaster zone, a new, 15-story apartment building toppled onto its side. Many of those who lived on the side that wound up facing the sky could clamber out; those on the other were trapped. An estimated 60 people remained trapped in the 70-unit apartment building. Police officer Jorge Guerra took names of the missing from a stream of tearful relatives and friends. He urged them to be optimistic because about two dozen people had been rescued. “There are people alive. There are several people who are going to be rescued,” he said — though the next people pulled from the wreckage were dead. Concepcion’s main hospital was operating, though patients in an older half of the building were moved into hallways as a precaution.

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Senior reliever Ryan Bradley came up in the home half and fanned preseason All-American Todd Cunningham with runners on first and third for the final out of the game. Sophomore first baseman Chris Serritella said the team feels confident at the plate and, while the pitching is still a bit suspect, it shouldn’t take long for the Salukis defense to catch up to their offense. “Everybody throughout the lineup did a good job of hitting the ball and defensively we looked a lot better than last weekend,” Serritella said. “Pitching wise, we were still a little down, but that will come around. These were great overall wins for the team and a good series win.”



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e did a great job on offense as far as countering their scoring, I don’t think there will be too many instances where we can give up as many runs as we did and still win the series, our offense is very impressive.

The Gamecocks managed to remain active at the plate Saturday — tallying 19 hits — while the Saluki bats went cold and only scattered seven hits throughout the day. Jacksonville State junior righthander Jordan Beistline (1-1) held the Salukis to four hits and one run through five innings as SIU fell 11-4 in game two of the series. Although the team struggled to string hits together Saturday, senior center fielder Chris Murphy went 3-3 on the day, including a fifth inning

— Dan Callahan head coach triple to right-center. Freshman Saluki starter Lee Weld (0-2) was credited with the loss after 3.2 innings of work, allowing four earned runs off three walks and seven hits. The bats came back to life for the Salukis Sunday, but the team survived a close call reminiscent to that of Friday’s contest. SIU jumped on Jacksonville State sophomore starter Malcolm Thomas early for seven runs in the second inning, but the Gamecocks rallied from a seven-run deficit and tied the game

at eight in the fifth inning — capped by back-to-back homers from Eberle and senior catcher Andrew Edge. The Salukis responded, however, when Serritella and junior designated hitter Blake Pinnon launched two and three-run homers in the sixth, respectively. Pinnon singled up the middle in the eighth and drove in two runs, sealing the Saluki victory. Serritella finished the day 5-6 at the plate with three doubles, two home runs and six RBIs.

Freshman pitcher Aaron Snyder (1-0) picked his first career win as a Saluki. Pinnon said the team’s pitching struggles thus far do not fall solely on the Saluki pitchers, but also on the team’s glovework in the field. “Our pitchers aren’t doing much wrong … we’ve also struggled a bit in the field, losing some balls and not helping our pitching staff,” Pinnon said. “We’ve cut down on the mental mistakes these last couple games and we’re close to being a fundamentally sound team.” The team opens up its home schedule at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Abe Martin Field against Middle Tennessee State.

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Across 1 Word-of-mouth 5 Plastic clog footwear brand 10 Before: Pref. 13 Quash, as a bill 14 Fathered 15 Monopoly card with a mortgage value 16 Mary Kay rival 17 Alabama march city 18 Sea eagle 19 Breathing organs 21 Finely sharpened 22 Long, long time 23 Playground piece that has its ups and downs 25 Caught 40 winks 27 Relieved end-of-theweek cry 29 Country west of Botswana 33 Jackson 5 brother 36 Musher’s transport 38 Traffic tangle

39 Cold War empire: Abbr. 40 Compulsive fire starters, informally 42 Lobster catcher 43 Has (an audience) rolling in the aisles 45 Wail 46 Coop group 47 Provider of kisses? 49 Cyrano had a big one 51 Reddish-orange dye 53 Hit with a paddle 57 Stereotypical dog name 60 __ the lily: overembellish 62 International Court of Justice site, with “The” 63 Allege as fact 64 Radiant 66 Word after duct or ticker 67 Time for fasting 68 Ivory Coast neighbor 69 Bad to the bone 70 D-Day craft 71 Early anesthetic 72 Cincinnati team

Friday’s answers

Down 1 Egg shapes 2 Variety show 3 Make amends (for) 4 “Cutting to the chase ...” 5 “The Amazing Race” network 6 Smell really bad 7 Leered at 8 “The Price Is Right” signature phrase 9 Poem part 10 Pierre’s pop 11 “The Biggest Little City in the World” 12 Notable 57-Down site 15 Going nowhere 20 Drop in the middle 24 Thin smoke trail 26 There are three in “mommy” 28 Like here-today-gonetomorrow businesses 30 In the buff 31 Shah’s land, once 32 Swiss peaks 33 Buttocks, in slang

34 Bermuda, e.g. 35 Old Russian despot 37 Pitching stat 41 11-Down machine 44 Ship, to its captain 48 Interlock, as gears 50 “Quiet!” 52 Koran deity 54 Tequila source 55 Deity with a bow and arrow


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —Today is a 7 — Focus on others and you can’t go wrong. The more you understand their motivation, the less you have to worry.

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Today’s birthday — Your mission for the next year -- and it does feel like a mission -- is to work within groups while refining your individual voice. Research each issue until you understand it from several perspectives. In the process you develop compassion and reason together. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 6 — Focus, focus, focus! Of course, you won’t be able to do anything else, as you’ll be driven to complete work in a timely fashion before you go on to the next thing. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — The point of your efforts today revolves around the need to finish what you started by the deadline. Decide whether perfection is required. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 6 — You’re anxious to get the focus back on yourself. This happens today, so relax in the morning and just let it unfold. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 6 — Drop criticism. You’ve already stated your case, and repetition just irritates. Take a philosophical perspective.You won’t care later.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — The transition from recreational activities to work is troublesome today. The pressure to get down to business involves all members of your team.

Leo (July23-Aug. 22) —Today is a 6 — Finances worry you more today than usual. Seek reasonable understanding of unusual expenses. Continue working in the established direction.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Group efforts thrive because everyone is on the same page concerning practical issues. Today you feel like you really are where you belong.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Set creative goals. They may not amount to anything practical today, but they get you headed in the right direction. Context matters. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Nothingsucceedslikesuccess.Your only limit today is your capacity to remain flexible under duress. Bring in an expert to sort out details. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — If you have plans to head off into the sunset, you’re on the right track. This could mean business travel or meeting your partner for a lovely rendezvous. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Your ideas carry more weight with co-workers if you remove the word “I” from your statements. You don’t need recognition or to get your way to have it work.


Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.













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Monday, March 1, 2010

Saluki Insider

The NFL is considering changing its overtime format from its sudden death rules. Under the proposed change, if the first team with the ball makes a field goal, the second team would have a chance to tie it or win the game with a touchdown. If the first team scores a touchdown, though, the game would then go by sudden death rules. What do you think of the proposed changes?

Well, it’s better than what they have in place right now, but still not good enough for me. It should be like what the NBA has in place. Make it a shorter period, say eight minutes, and the team that is winning after those eight minutes are up is the winner. Sudden death makes no sense at all.


The fact that a game can be decided by a coin flip is just absurd, and it’s about time the NFL takes note. These changes really wouldn’t take the sudden-death nature of overtime completely out of football, but it at least gives a defense the opportunity to take the game on their shoulders and make a stand.



I have never been a fan of the sudden-death system. The game would pretty much be given to whichever team won the coin toss, which in the game of football, seems like a complete injustice to the physicality of the sport. While it’s not a perfect change, it is a step in the right direction and will definitely make things a little more exciting.



Peters picked up the win, as she went a complete game, five innings, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out seven. Junior third baseman Natalee Weissinger went 1-for-2 in the contest and drove in two runs. The Salukis lost their next game Friday, dropping a 9-1 decision to No. 22 Florida State. Glosson picked up the loss, as she pitched 2.1 innings and allowed eight runs, five earned, on seven hits and six walks. “Now we know what we need to work on to get better,” said senior second baseman Alicia Garza. The Salukis took on No. 4 Michigan Saturday, dropping a 10-2, six-inning decision to the Wolverines.


After losing to Michigan, the Salukis proceeded to win a 1-0 nail-biter against Auburn. Weissinger was the hero for SIU in the contest, as her sixth inning solo home run proved to be the game-winner for the Salukis. Junior outfielder Chelsea Held said Weissinger is a “stud” hitter who has the ability to make an impact at the plate. “She just stepped up and did what she needed to do at the right time,” Held said. “She made good contact and just drilled it.” The Salukis will play their first games in Carbondale this season Saturday and Sunday when they take on four teams in the Coach B Classic.

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


Dawgs fall to Shockers in regular-season finale STILE T. SMITH Daily Egyptian

The SIU men’s basketball team was handed its worst loss of the season Saturday, falling to Wichita State 76-55. The loss was the largest margin of defeat for the Salukis (15-14, 6-12 Missouri Valley Conference) since losing to Creighton 82-60, Feb. 14, 2009. Head coach Chris Lowery said the team just needs to forget about the loss and look forward to the MVC Tournament. “This was a good, old-fashioned butt

beat,” Lowery said. “That’s what happens when you don’t come ready to play.” The Salukis will begin play in the MVC Tournament as the No. 9 seed and will play Drake in the play-in game at 6:05 p.m. Thursday. The winner of that game will go on to take on No. 1-seeded Northern Iowa Friday. The Shockers (23-8, 12-6 MVC) were led by junior forward J.T. Durley, who scored a game-high 21 points. Senior guard Clevin Hannah, the only Shocker honored for Wichita State’s Senior Day, scored 13 points and recorded

a career-high nine assists in the win. “They played as good as they’ve played all year, as far as making shots and doing the team side of it — moving the ball and getting what they wanted,” Lowery said. “You have to give them credit for that.” Sophomore guard Kevin Dillard, who missed Tuesday’s game against Creighton with a sprained ankle, attempted to come back against the Shockers, but played only four minutes after re-tweaking his ankle. The Salukis will play in the Thurs-

day play-in game for the first time since 1997. With the victory, Wichita State secured the No. 2 seed in the MVC Tournament. Freshman guard Kendal BrownSurles led the Saluki offense with a career-high 15 points. “He’s a freshman, he’s playing the toughest position and he’s growing up,” Lowery said. Junior forward Carlton Fay and junior guard Justin Bocot, who scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, joined

Brown-Surles in double figures. SIU’s bench actually outscored its starters in the contest. The Salukis recorded 32 points from their bench, while their starters scored just 23 points for the game. Wichita State led throughout the contest. After jumping out to an early 10-0 lead, the Shockers never looked back.

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







Wichita State beats SIU in MVC


Sophomore J. C. Lambert practices weight throw Tuesday in the Recreation Center. Lambert placed first at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships in both the weight throw with a distance of 66-05.63 and the shot put with a distance of 58-00.06. TIMOTHY HEHN Daily Egyptian The Salukis could not hang on after taking a narrow lead in day one of the Missouri Valley Conference Track and Field Indoor Championships, eventually taking second place to Wichita State in both the men’s and women’s competitions. Overall, the Salukis finished the MVC Indoor Championships with nine first-place finishes. The women, taking four of the nine, were the closest to an MVC title, losing out to Wichita State 151.50 to 145.50. The men, however, had five first-place finishes, but were taken down by Wichita State 176 to 148. “We knew it was going to be a battle from the beginning,� head coach Connie Price-Smith said. “We had some events where we did really well, getting personal bests, and we had some where we could have finished a little better, but overall we did well and didn’t have a bad score. Wichita (State) just had more.� Senior Jeff Schirmer became the first three-time champion in


t’s a great feeling to win MVP, but it’s better knowing I gave everything I had to try and help my team win.

the men’s 5,000-meter run, beating University of Northern Iowa’s junior Stephen Dak by two seconds. Schirmer also went on to win the men’s mile run, staying a step ahead of Indiana State sophomore Jeremiah Vaughan, winning again by two seconds. Schirmer’s accolades led him to be named the MVC Championships’ MVP. “It’s a great feeling to win MVP, but it’s better knowing I gave everything I had to try and help my team win,� Schirmer said. The distance runners also enjoyed another first-place finish, with junior Stephen Arvanis winning the 800-meter run for the men. Sophomore Jeneva McCall, who continued her phenomenal 2010 indoor season by taking not only

— Jeff Schirmer senior in track and field a first-place finish in the women’s weight throw with an automatic NCAA qualifying mark of 69-07.82, but also took first in the women’s shot put with a throw of 53-10.85. One of the Salukis to gain points for the women’s weight throw senior Sasha Leeth in the weight throw. Leeth’s third place throw of 68-09.19 was not only her career-best, but also ranks fifth in the nation, and hit an NCAA provisional mark in the process. Junior Rickael Roach took fifth place in the event. Junior Gwen Berry, defending MVC champion, placed second to McCall in the shot put with her throw of 51-02.17. On the men’s side, sophomore J.C. Lambert, like McCall, was also a dual event winner, taking first-place finishes in the men’s weight throw

and shot put. Lambert’s mark of 66-05.63 hit an NCAA provisional mark. Senior Joe Paradiso took second in the shot put, and sophomore Matt Eader scored points for SIU by taking fourth in the shot, and fifth in the weight throw. Sophomore Malaikah Love took first place for the women in the long jump, marking the fifth straight year SIU has taken the title in the event. Love’s winning jump also qualified for an NCAA provisional mark. Sophomore Cody Doerflein and junior Miracle Thompson each took second-place finishes in the men’s and women’s pole vault, respectively. Doerflein, however, was narrowly defeated due to a judge’s decision. Perhaps the biggest upset for the team was the loss of senior sprinter Sammy Biggs, who was injured in the preliminary round of the 200-meter dash in day one. “He went down on the track and wasn’t able to finish,� sprints coach Alan Turner. “Not taking anything away from Wichita State, but Sammy could have won or at least scored points in three events. Sophomore Brandon Deloney came up big for the men in lieu of Biggs’ injury. Deloney went on to win first-place in the 200-meter dash, an event he has yet to lose at conference, and a third-place finish in the 60-meter dash. The women faired a little better, having three of the top-five finishers in the 60-meter hurdles, with junior Meredith Hayes taking the title for the Salukis. Junior Kandise Thompson placed second in the women’s 400-meter dash. The Salukis will hit the track again next weekend for the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

Timothy Hehn can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 282.


Salukis lose three of five in Georgia STILE T. SMITH Daily Egyptian The SIU softball team found itself leading 6-1 in the top of the seventh inning Sunday against North Carolina State, ready to return to Carbondale with a 2-3 mark in the Leadoff Classic. But N.C. State scored six runs in

the top of the seventh, and the Salukis could not respond in the bottom half as they fell 7-6. Head coach Kerri Blaylock said the loss put a sour ending on what had been a productive weekend. “If we would of been on the bus and we were 3-2 and we would have beaten North Carolina State, I would have told



you I was extremely happy because our only two losses were to the No. 4 team in the country (Michigan) and (No. 22 Florida State),� Blaylock said. Junior pitcher Danielle Glosson picked up the defeat. She went seven innings, allowing six runs on 12 hits. Blaylock said freshman pitcher Alex Peters, who picked up both of the SIU

wins in the tournament, was not available to pitch because she was sick. The Salukis (10-5) opened the tournament Friday with an 8-0, fiveinning win against Mississippi Valley State. Please see SOFTBALL | 11


Salukis survive in Alabama RAY MCGILLIS Daily Egyptian After dropping two games to open up its 2010 season, the SIU baseball team bounced back this weekend in Jacksonville, Ala., and departed with the better half of a three-game series against the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State. The Salukis (2-3) surrendered leads of 11 and seven runs, but were able to hang on Friday and Sunday. Jacksonville State (2-6) took Saturday’s contest 11-4 behind a dominant performance from the Gamecock’s starter. Head coach Dan Callahan said he was most impressed by the team’s ability to respond after the Gamecocks made their comebacks Friday and Sunday. “We did a great job on offense as far as countering their scoring,� Callahan said. “I don’t think there will be too many instances where we can give up as many runs as we did and still win the series — our offense is very impressive.� Despite leading by 11 after two and a half innings, the Salukis needed extra innings to take the opening game of the series Friday, 17-16. When the final out was recorded, the game had spanned four hours and 36 minutes. SIU called upon six pitchers throughout the 11-inning affair, with senior Bryant George (1-0) getting credited with the win and senior Ryan Bradley picking up his first career save. In his first start on the season, junior lefthander Randy Hoelscher gave up eight runs off seven hits in 2.2 innings of work. Eight different Salukis reached base at least twice and the two teams combined for a total of 37 hits on the day. SIU got an RBI single from freshman Nick Johnson in the top of the 11th following leadoff walks by sophomore Jordan Sivertsen and freshman Brock Harding.


e’ve cut down on the mental mistakes these last couple games and we’re close to being a fundamentally sound team. — Blake Pinnon junior, designated hitter

Please see BASEBALL | 8

Daily Egyptian Mon., March 1, 2009  

Daily Egyptian Mon. March 1 issue.

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