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NTT faculty face university in legal battle JACOB MAYER Daily Egyptian The SIUC Non-Tenure Track Faculty Association and SIUC have both filed unfair labor practice suits against each other, said Michael Smith, president of the association. Smith said the association filed
its unfair labor practice suit, which has been sent to Illinois Labor Relations Board, because the university refuses to enact the contract that the two parties negotiated for the 2009-2010 school year. â€œWhat weâ€™re saying to the Labor Relations Board is that this is not legal; the university is not follow-
ing what they negotiated with us,â€? Smith said. The university has also filed an unfair labor practice suit, saying the association did not bargain in good faith, he said. According to Article 16, Section 16.06 of the contract, â€œA non-tenure track faculty member who already
holds a continuing appointment or receives a continuing appointment ... shall receive an increase to his/ her base salary of $300 per month.â€? Smith said the university does not dispute the $300 per month raise for non-tenure track faculty members who received a continuing appointment in the 2009-2010
school year. He said about 160 faculty members who were already on a continuing appointment are in a position to receive the raise, but the university has refused to pay the increase. Please see CONTRACT | 4
Interim provost makes case for change at university Interim provost wants stronger voice, more stability LAUREN LEONE Daily Egyptian Don Rice says there is a big difference between being interim provost and vice chancellor and being provost and senior vice chancellor. â€œI think (the idea of) an interim position is problematic. People think youâ€™re a lame duck â€” that interim is sitting and keeping a chair warm," said Rice, interim provost and one of the four finalists for the provost and senior vice chancellor position. He has held the position for three and a half years. He said his knowledge of the university and experience in academic affairs qualifies him for the position. Rice arrived at SIUC in 1991 as professor of anthropology and director for the Center of Archaeological Investigations, and later became the associate dean for budget, personnel and research in the College of Liberal Arts. He also served as associate provost for academic administration. Rice said when he first became interim in 2006, there wasnâ€™t a heavy push for him to interact and engage with colleges across campus. He said he wasn't involved with all conversations between the president and chancellor, but that would change if he were in the permanent position and the title were changed to senior vice chancellor. â€œBecause of the way the interim provost position had been viewed when I came in, the title was left without any visible definition of authority,â€? he said. â€œDepending on how you are introduced as interim and the kind of mentorship you receive from those above you, people may or may not realize the authority you have and that they actually report to you." Please see PROVOST | 4
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor Don Rice addresses members of the faculty and staff Wednesday at the Student Center. Rice
Rice makes case to be permanent provost RYAN VOYLES Daily Egyptian Don Rice said he always saw himself as a bowler, not an academic. Yet Rice stood in front of more than 60 staff members Wednesday in the Student Center Auditorium to present reasons why he should remain head of all SIUC academic units. Rice, interim provost and vice chancellor, was the second of four finalists for the permanent provost and senior vice chancellor position to hold an open forum to address concerns by faculty, staff and students. Robert Hampton, a professor of sociology and social work at Tennessee State University, held his forum
Monday. Gary Minish, former dean of SIUCâ€™s College of Agricultural Sciences, will hold his forum Tuesday, while Cameron Hackney, dean of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, and director of the West Virginia Agricultural and forestry Experiment Station at West Virginia University, will hold his Nov. 1. Rice said during the forum that it would be up to those in attendance to figure out the difference between Rice the academic and Rice the athlete. "I want you to know that standing before you is a professional bowler wannabe, who is now a provost and vice chancellor wannabe," he said. Rice, whose presentation took a more somber turn after his open-
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is one of four finalists for the provost and senior vice chancellor position, which is expected to be announced in late November.
want you to know that standing before you is a professional bowler wannabe, who is now a provost and vice chancellor wannabe.
â€” Don Rice interim provost and vice chancellor
ing, said he wanted to focus his presentation on the change in mindset about higher education from Illinois and federal legislators, and how many in academics would have to rely less on traditional resources, such as state money. "(Legislators) want a different product, and they want it at a cost they deem as reasonable," he said. "But it is no longer a situation where, because of some general feeling that everybody needs an education, that we deserve funding. That's not going to be the case. It is simply not going to happen."
Rice said it was important for faculty and staff to understand that academics and research need to change in the future, and it won't be easy. "The nature of funding has changed. ... Universities are no longer the sole provider for some of the products that private and public, state and federal agencies need and want," he said. "They want more from us, and they want it focused and they want it at a good price." Please see FORUM | 4
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Coordinator: Freshmen 15 holds no water SARAH SCHNEIDER Daily Egyptian Lynn Gill says the fear most freshmen have when entering college is they will gain unwanted weight, also known as the freshmen 15. But she said the freshmen's fear is only a myth. “Studies suggest that weight gain put on in the first year is between 3.5 and 5.5 pounds,” said Gill, a nutrition coordinator at the Wellness Center. April Kerkstra, a sophomore from Somonauk studying human nutrition and dietetics, said she lost 15 to 20 pounds during her first year of college and she also believes the freshmen 15 is a myth. “If you try hard enough and watch what you eat, you aren’t going to gain weight,” she said. Connor Gannon, an undecided freshman from Palatine, said working out and eating healthy snack foods in his room are what keeps him hopeful of avoiding the freshmen 15. “I feel like at the dining halls I am eating worse foods, but I eat a lot less and I work out, and have to walk to classes; I didn’t have to do that at home,” he said. Gannon said this isn’t the case for all students. He said he has noticed people who come back from college have put on extra pounds. Abby Voss, a junior from Carbondale studying speech communication, disagrees that the theory is a myth. She said after two years of being in college, she noticed a lot of her friends have put on extra weight. "I would honestly say it is between
10 and 20 pounds," she said. "A lot of people just sit around the dorm and don't have a parent coming in and telling them to get up and do something." Gill stressed there are many individualized reasons why students gain weight during their first year, but the most common is the new responsibility they now have to choose what and when they eat. “They aren’t used to having access to unlimited amounts of food with a lot of variety,” she said. “They are responsible for their food consumption, portion size and meal timing, and they haven’t quite figured that out for themselves, so it is trial and error.” Gill said the increase in alcoholic and sugary beverages consumed is a leading cause of weight gain. “When we drink our calories the brain doesn’t feel full, so we are getting calories without feeling full, so we eat on top of that,” she said. Late-night eating seems to be a trend with college students, Kerkstra said. “I know that whenever I am studying and it rolls around to 11 o’ clock, I start getting hungry and I think that is partially because the dining halls close at seven and after that time I get hungry again,” she said. Barbara Elam, a stress management coordinator at the Wellness Center, said while eating late can fill a void of short-term hunger, students don’t often realize the effects it can have on the human body. “Most students are nocturnal. They stay up late and then add that Taco Bell fourth meal or pizza or snacking really late with a bunch of
people. Of course they are going to gain weight,” she said. Elam said late-night eating often stems from built up stress and comfort foods are a release. A Student Health Center surveys of students shows that stress is the No. 1 health issue students face, she said. Elam, who meets with students daily to suggest how to reduce their stressors, said she encourages exercise as a way to deal with stress. “If you are anxious, exercise is going to help calm you down, and if you are depressed it’s going to help perk you up,” she said. “So besides feeling better, at least if you take in a few extra calories you are burning them off.” Lack of time is often a problem students run into when it comes to working out and trying to prevent the freshmen weight gain, Voss said. "Just trying to focus on school and making friends is enough without worrying about exercise," she said. Gill said the time issue can be dealt with by making exercise a priority, not just an option. “I have worked with many students who are physically active. They work, and some even have families; they make it part of their schedule,” Gill said. She said if a student recognizes unwanted weight gain they need to look into changing their lifestyle and not just a quick fix such as a diet. “Increasing water, monitoring portion sizes and getting physical activity are more reasonable ways to address unwanted weight gain,” she said. The Wellness Center offers a onehour class for all students who wish
How it could happen:
Lack of exercise as high school athletes no longer exercise in college Responsibility of choosing what and when to eat (late night eating and snacking as well as stress eating) Increased beverage consumption, both alcoholic and high in sugar
How to prevent it:
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Interim Provost Don Rice and associate Provost for Academic Administration Susan Logue declined comment. Chancellor Rita Cheng could not be reached for comment. SIUC spokesman Rod Sievers said the non-tenure track faculty association is within its rights to file an unfair labor practice suit, but he does not want to get into a debate about its merits. “That’s what this process is all about,” he said. “We’ll let the process take place, and we’ll see where it goes.” Smith said the university is arguing both sides made a mistake and it did not intend for that language to be in the contract. “We knew it was in there; we understood it,” he said. “The only way to figure this is they didn’t actually read the language that they had negotiated.” Smith said the disputed language has been in the negotiated contract since September 2009. According to the contract, both sides signed a tentative agreement May 25. “When you sign a tentative agreement, you lock that language in,” he said. “You say, ‘We both agree to this; we can’t reopen this language.’” Smith said the association members ratified the contract in June, and the Board of Trustees ratified it in July. A week after the contract was ratified, Smith said the university contacted the association that it had made a mistake. He said the university sent the association a copy of the contract to sign that didn’t include the disputed language, which the association refused to sign. The association then sent the university a copy of the contract that included the disputed language and the university refused to sign it, he said. Smith said the university has hired an outside law firm, Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C., to deal with the issue. “We don’t know the full extent,” he said. “We don’t know if they’re going to be involved in our bargaining that’s ongoing now.” Ian Cooper, a lawyer with Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C., declined comment. Smith said a ruling from the Labor Relations Board will likely take about
Prudence Rice, Don Rice's wife, director for the office of research and development administration and a professor in the department of anthropology, said her husband’s responsibilities as interim provost and vice chancellor would expand if he were selected for the permanent position. “When you are interim this, interim that ... interim anything, you don’t really have that kind of freedom or authority to take difficult actions and (make) decisions,” she said. However, Don Rice said becoming senior vice chancellor is not about being granted more authority, it's about the need to know what's going on within the university. "The role of senior vice chancel-
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The university needs to become more "commercial" in its research and academics to follow the trends set by other universities in the country, he said. Tom Kidd, associate professor in the theater department, said he was impressed with how Rice presented the current academic trends, as well as Rice's ideas of where academics need to head in the future with more emphasis on commercial-based academia. However, Kidd said he wished there would have been more specifics on how administrators and staff would accomplish these goals. "I really want to hear some of the front-line things that we're going to
lor is to have all the data, not to be intrusive, but to know the activities of institutions are focused on academic consumption," he said. He said filling key positions permanently would lessen the sense of distrust between administration, faculty and staff. "With that predictability comes permanency, and we can have more openness, more transparency and increase trust," he said. "This provost search is an indication the chancellor is trying to stabilize leadership in academic affairs." Laurie Achenbach, chair of the provost search committee, said Rice was chosen as one of the four finalists because of his knowledge of the university, not because of his time as interim provost. “He has an intimate knowledge of the SIUC campus and both the do," he said. "What are going to be some of the first-step practices that we have to take to accomplish these goals? That's what I am looking for when I go to these forums." Rice showcased several changes that have gone on in his three-anda-half year term as interim provost, including he and his office's efforts to increase diversity among students and staff, build relations between the different departments, push for long distance education training and continue to hire "essential" staff, even in the universitymandated hiring freeze. Joan Davis, associate professor in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, said Rice's stance on creating conversation between departments and administrators stood out to her in the forum.
Thursday, October 21, 2010 challenges we’re now facing and strengths on which we need to build,” she said. Achenbach said the primary responsibility as provost is the day-today functioning of the university. “As I see it, (the provost) keeps things moving smoothly and that certainly has happened under his guidance,” she said. Prudence Rice said her husband would be able to work more closely with the chancellor and with the rest of the university if he were selected as provost and senior vice chancellor. “He’s really looking forward to working more with the chancellor,” she said. “So far, I think they’ve worked really well together.” She said she believes Rice strives for positive results for both parties involved. “His general concern is cutting
through rhetoric and getting down the issues. He wants a win-win situation for everybody," she said. "It’s important to him to acknowledge his colleagues as people. And he knows he couldn’t do his job without each one of their contributions." Don Rice said above all the changes that would take place, the biggest one would be the provost and senior vice chancellor's ability to be more informed and have a stronger voice. "Filling this position would give me the ability to step in and ensure there is collaboration between administrators according to the academic mission of the university," he said.
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t is really important that the higher administrators be able to keep up communication between one another. That’s important for us faculty. — Joan Davis associate professor in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts
"It is really important that the higher administrators be able to keep up communication between one another," she said. "That's important for us faculty." Rice said after the forum many of the programs he mentioned in his presentation to alleviate problems, such as Saluki First Year and the long distance learning program, are still early in their lifespan, but they are ongoing processes. "We've made the starts we need with the things in place," he said.
Rice said the university needs to continue grow in every way, from research to recruitment and retention, and he said he hopes the faculty, staff and students understand what he has done to help in those areas. "It is certainly important for people to understand that when you're interim, you're not a lame duck. You're not just sitting on your ass," he said. "We have initiated a lot of things that I think will bring good return to the university. Are we there yet? No, no way in hell."
Justice Department asks appeals court to suspend ruling on military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ WASHINGTON — The Obama administration asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge's ruling that overturned the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays Wednesday. The government says it wants the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to take action on Wednesday. The fed-
eral government is preparing arguments for the appeals court on why the ruling on "don't ask, don't tell" should be suspended while the case is appealed. The Obama administration says it is in favor of repealing the law. However, the government says that letting the ruling of U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips to
go forward immediately would be a major problem for the military. Leaving the judge's decision in place now "would create tremendous uncertainty about the status of servicemembers who may reveal their sexual orientation in reliance on the district court's decision and injunction," the Justice Department said in its
latest appeals court filing. "Effectively developing proper training and guidance with respect to a change in policy will take time and effort," the court papers added. "The district court's injunction does not permit sufficient time for such training to occur, especially for commanders and servicemembers serving in active combat."
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dead assistant dean, veteran missed
Vote no to Republican candidate for Senate Dear Editor:
The Senate seat originally occupied by Barack Obama will soon be filled for the next six years with Republican â€œnoâ€? candidate Mark Kirk or Democrat Alexi Giannoulias. I would like to make the argument at this time that Kirk seems to have little regard for the common good, and the common man. The St. Louis PostDispatchâ€™s recent endorsement of Giannoulias would support that. The endorsement said Giannoulias â€œunderstands the existential threat caused by the reality that 20 percent of Americans control nearly half of the nationâ€™s earned income and 84 percent of all forms of wealth.â€? Bravo to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And now on to the â€œnoâ€? candidate Mark Kirk, who in a recent
Southern Illinoisan interview, bragged about his centrist and independent stand on the issues. Well, according to a Congressional scorecard for 2009 to 2010 from the 111th Congress, Kirk appears to have voted much like the rest of the Republicans. Remember, he was an Illinois congressman representing the 10th District. He garnered a score of only 10 percent on these hot-button, important issues of the day. The tracking record was kept by Public Citizen, a nonprofit organization, which works to inform the public about the performance of the members of Congress. I read Kirkâ€™s record and determined that he is no friend of the people of Illinois and the country. Kirk voted no on the following critical issues: 1. Wall Street reform
2. Medicare for all 3. Consumer Protection Agency replacement 4. Fair Elections Now Act 5. Renegotiation of NAFTA 6. Authority to ban abusive derivatives He showed some independence from his party by supporting Amtrak, and thatâ€™s what gave him his miserable 10 percent score. His â€œnoâ€? votes on the above extremely crucial issues, gnawing away at our so-called democracy, indicate how little he regards the common man and the common good. With such an abominable record on such key issues, he surely deserves a â€œnoâ€? vote at the Nov. 2 elections. Elsie Speck Carbondale resident
Dear Editor: I couldnâ€™t help but notice the Daily Egyptian has written nothing about the recent passing of John Lynn, assistant dean for administration at the School of Law. Lynn received his bachelorâ€™s degree from Southern Illinois University and his juris doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He proudly served our country for more than 20 years as an officer in the Marine Corps. His desire to help others did not stop there. He started and served as director of the Veteranâ€™s Legal Assistance Program at the law school. Here, he helped veterans get the benefits they needed and to which they were entitled. As a fellow veteran, I appreciate the work to which he tirelessly dedicated himself. We will all miss his leadership and passion. There were many times during law
school when students, including myself, needed someone with whom we could talk. Although he was very busy, he was always there, offering words of wisdom, compassion and understanding. It is no surprise that he helped law students endure some very trying times. Lynn touched so many lives that his passing is a great loss to both the law school and the Carbondale community. Not only did Southern Illinois University School of Law lose a great man, many of us lost a friend and colleague. His compassion, dedication and leadership ability are a rare combination that make replacing him impossible. And finally, to Maj. John Lynn: Thank you so much for all that you have done. You will forever be an inspiration to us. We will miss you. Bryan T. McLeod graduate student in business administration
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
Copper – Rebelution/ Zion 1/Tribal Seeds Gatsby’s – Latin Night w/ DJ Aquarius Key West – Memory Lane Karaoke Pinch Penny Pub – Tropical Thursdays Pk’s – Level D Sidetracks – Mr. Sidetracks Contest Stix – Euro Thursdays w/ DJ Poin and DJ Droid (Pitcher Night) Tres – Devin Miller Band/Slappin Henry Blue
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
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END OF SEASON DRAWS NEAR FOR FARMER’S MARKET Bonnie Clugston, of Carbondale, buys okra Saturday from Afton Menees at the local Farmer’s Market at the Murdale Shopping Center. Menees has sold at the Farmer’s Market for the last 30 years. She said her husband died
10 years ago but she kept on selling. She said she does most of the work herself, and other than her slowing down a bit, not much has changed since her husband died. The 2010 Carbondale Farmer’s Market season began in April and will end Nov. 27.
Student turns spooky past into Halloween CD KELSI LOCKART Daily Egyptian Craig Wolff loves October and Halloween so much he made a CD dedicated fully to them. Wolff, a graduate student in zoology from Centralia, said his family constructed and ran a local haunted house in his hometown when he was a child. Every year he would look forward to spending time with his family during the month of October. “I always looked forward to working with my dad constructing the whole thing. We built the whole thing from the ground up, so October has always been a cool time of year for me,” Wolff said. He co-wrote a Halloween CD with a friend, Mike Siegel, who lives in Guam. Wolff and Mike wrote the lyrics for all 12 songs on the album. “Mike did a lot for the CD. He plays every instrument on the album including guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and more,” Wolff said. The CD is called “Halloween Revue!” in the tradition of the old vaudeville revue and includes songs revolving around Halloween. The songs are catchy, fun party songs that have lyrics about monsters, monkey paws, vampires, Frankenstein and much more. These songs have many different genres ranging from polka to country. Amanda Wedekemper, a member of the Southern Illinois Roller Derby team, said she has known Wolff since high school and has been good friends with him since. “We really love it when Craig
always looked forward to working with my dad constructing the whole thing. We built the whole thing from the ground up, so October has always been a cool time of year for me. — Craig Wolff graduate student in zoology
plays his music at some of our roller derby events,” Wedekemper said. Wolff said he will play his music Saturday at the Southern Illinois Roller Derby event Cirque Du Slay in Marion. “The song Hillbilly Halloween on Craig’s CD really takes me back to my hometown. He has excellent timing, the lyrics are hysterical and he is one of the funniest people I have ever met,” Wedekemper said. Wolff is more than just a funny guy who co-wrote a CD. He also has an intriguing background. He started college at Eastern Illinois University studying English. “Once I was done at Eastern, I realized that I did not want to teach,” Wolff said. He said his career path changed after working at a veterinary hospital and volunteering at Big Cat Animal Rescue, ultimately deciding to study zoology at Southern Illinois University. “I really loved working with lions and tigers,” Wolff said. Before attending SIU, he wrote songs in Nashville, Tenn., which is where one of the CD's singers, Darryl Johnson, lives. Wolff said he even had a few lyric publishing deals in Nashville, but felt limited by the genre of country what he
could write about so he decided to make the “Halloween Revue!” instead, because Halloween means so much to him. Darryl Johnson did background vocals for three songs for the CD. Wolff said he has never met Johnson in person, but mailed him the track so he could dub his voice onto it. Wolff said Johnson's vocals were an essential component for the completion of “Halloween Revue!” “Craig’s lyrics are fun and not dark like the usual Halloween songs are,” Johnson said. Wolff said the production of the CD took about three months to complete and it involved help from Seigel, Johnson and another back-up singer from Nashville. Wolff said everything was done by mail, over the phone or by email. He originally thought the CD wouldn't be ready until next Halloween, but the process went more smoothly than expected. “The most interesting thing about 'Halloween Revue!' is that it was a global affair,” Wolff said. Copies of the album can be purchased at www.halloweenrevue. com.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Balance your checkbook before spending any money. This is no time to be frivolous. By Nancy Black and Stephanie Clement Your energy's better spent considering your Today's birthday — Wisdom arrives this next step. year on the wings of intelligent flights (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) — Today is a of idealism. Use your values this year in Libra 7 — Your favorite person wants to take an charitable activities. You'd be surprised at entirely new direction. You'd prefer sticking the connections you can make that have to the familiar path. Either way, a map is positive career and social impacts. Apply helpful. conscious intention to all areas of your work. Aries (March 21 - April 19) — Today is an 8 — An older individual, possibly a grandparent, makes you aware of circumstances from the past that answer a lot of questions. This gives new perspective.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Apply your best effort to get more work accomplished now. An older person has a definite idea of what's needed. It's up to you to make it happen.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20) — Today is a 5 — Wherever you find yourself today, accept a service role. Others depend on your logical recommendations. You serve yourself this way, too.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — From your perspective, an older group member causes extra trouble. If you need results now, discuss it in person for best resolution.
Gemini (May 21 - June 21) — Today is a 6 — Unless plans arise to spend time with someone special, stick close to home and get to bed early. Still, a magical night is worth yawns the next day.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Repairs create a drain on your bank account. Resist the desire to redesign things and just fix what's necessary. You'll be glad you did.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22) — Today is a 9 — This is no time to keep secrets. Share information as well as logic. Then others understand your motives and will support what you're up to.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Spend part of the day on a creative writing project. Do some Internet research to gather information to flesh out a plot or character.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — One-sided thinking creates extra stress for you and your favorite people. Review the facts to discover a previously unexplored option. Try it out.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) — Today is a 6 — An older person makes you aware of your own creative potential. Consider their suggestions in private. Adjust the idea to fit your personality.
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THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.
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36 Airline to Oslo 37 Slight market improvement 40 Disconcerting glance 43 Hand-holding events 47 Parcels out 49 Requiring change, briefly 51 Reverence 52 A pad helps protect it
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2 Grammy winner Jones 3 Bridge opening 4 “Fuggedaboutit!” 5 1980s-’90s slugger Fielder 6 “Whazzat?” 7 Seine sight 8 Longtime ice cream cake brand 9 Clapton title woman 10 Wet one’s whistle 11 Johns, to Elton 12 Top 13 Male swans 19 “Too-Ra-Loo-RaLoo-__”: Irish lullaby 21 Hardly distinguished 24 Nostalgic song title word 25 Godiva product 29 Tunnel entrance of sorts 30 Gumbo ingredient 31 Chop __ 32 Mars and Venus 33 Name meaning “hairy” in Hebrew 35 __-de-sac
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53 Elizabeth I’s beloved 54 Mild expletives 55 Brown ermine 56 “Get real!” 57 Guy who “wore a diamond,” in the song “Copacabana” 58 ABM component? 61 Scary current 62 Grammy-winning Dr.
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Daily Bark I hope the Rangers dominate the Yankees in game six, not because I hate the Yankees, but because I want to see what George W. Bush does when they make the World Series. The Rangers have too much firepower for the Phillies or Giants. Rangers for the 2010 MLB crown. BRANDON COLEMAN
The Texas Rangers are one game away from winning the American League and heading to the World Series. Will the New York Yankees muster an October miracle and win the next two games in Arlington, or will the Rangers continue into the postseason and dominate whoever emerges from the National League?
I’m with Johnson, I’m not interested anymore. Roy Halladay’s no-no was all the excitement I needed in baseball because I’m busy Bearing Down and running with the Bulls.
Wait, baseball’s STILL going on?
Daugherty continues legacy in 25th season RYAN SIMONIN Daily Egyptian Diane Daugherty has been more than just a coach to many of the golfers she’s worked with in her 25 years as coach of the women’s golf team. “I still get a lot of Mothers’ Day cards and that has always been really neat,” Daugherty said. Aside from playing a motherly role to her golfers, she has coached SIU to three Missouri Valley Conference Championships in 1998, 2000 and 2007, two Gateway championships in 1988 and 1990. Daugherty was also awarded the MVC Coach of the Year in 1993, 2004 and 2007. When the MVC celebrated its 100-year anniversary, she was named all-Centennial coach for the league. Daugherty is the longest tenured coach at SIU and said she is going to stay at the university until she decides to retire. “I am very proud to be a Saluki, and I started my coaching career here at SIU, and this is where I am going to finish it,” Daugherty said. Daugherty’s success as a coach was preceded by her success as a
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Dougherty was clutch in 2008 for the Salukis, hitting a last-second 40-yard field goal to knock off rival Northern Iowa and scoring the decisive points against South Dakota State with a 28-yard field goal with 2:59 left to play. Senior Saluki receiver Joe Allaria said Dougherty’s skills gives the Salukis confidence they can still be in games even if they don’t score touchdowns. Dougherty also gets along well with his teammates and stayed with the team during the summer even though he wasn’t required to, Allaria said. “That’s good to see out of a senior kicker, a guy who’s been around showing the younger guys that it’s important to be here. We appreciate that, we respected that,” Allaria said. Seven weeks into the 2010 season, Dougherty’s career field goal percentage stands at 70.6 percent. He’s made 185 career points-after-touchdown for SIU and scored 344 total points, 35 points shy of the school’s all-time scoring record held by Craig Coffin. Coffin left
Diane Daugherty, women’s golf coach, has coached the SIUC team for 25 years. Daugherty won the senior division of the LPGA Midwest section Oct. 13, with a 36-hole score of 158. PAT SUTPHIN DAILY EGYPTIAN
professional golfer, as she won the LPGA Senior Division Midwest title in 2006, 2008 and this year. In 1995, she won the Illinois Open and the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division National Tournament. Athletic Director Mario Moccia said Daugherty has been a tremendous asset to the university in many ways. He said she is a relationship builder and makes people feel at home. SIU in 2006 and Dougherty started the next season. Lundy said it’s been exciting to watch Dougherty progress. “I honestly could not have forecasted him breaking all those records,” Lundy said. “He knew going in he had some big shoes to fill ... under the expectations he had to fulfill, he’s done far and above better than I thought he was going to do.” Dennis Dougherty said his son was always good under pressure. In SIU’s 60-7 rout of Indiana State in 2008, a bad snap botched an extra point attempt, but instead of securing the ball and going to the ground, Kyle Dougherty picked it up, rolled out and threw a two-point conversion pass to defensive end Jason Seaman. Dennis Dougherty said he remembered a similar play at Merritt Island High. His son didn’t lose his cool when the ball was snapped over his head on a punt and he was able to get the ball, evade defenders and punt it away, he said. “When things go wrong, he has the ability to make a play out of it,”
“She has this infectious enthusiasm about her. She is a hug-giver and there is not one person who can’t hear her booming voice down the hall greeting someone,” Moccia said. Daugherty has also been an active member of the community, as she has been involved with the St. Francis Community Animal Rescue and Education shelter for the 10 years. She said golf is her first love while her love for Dougherty said. Kyle Dougherty said he practices kicking with bad holds and bad snaps routinely to get a feel for all types of game situations. He said he also does resistance training in swimming pools to help his physical ability, but mental ability is also a huge part of the position. “I really do a lot of mental work,” Dougherty said. “It’s all about visualizing the positives, visualizing things going through the uprights, visualizing the correct rep.” Lundy and Dougherty reunite each year when Dougherty returns to Florida to help coach high school players at the kicking camp, he said. “We’ve just built this technique, what we’ve got is a foundation and it’s going well,” Dougherty said. “It’s really building on what I’ve done here and just builds confidence in other kids from just seeing ‘OK, Kyle’s done this, so now I can believe in what they’re teaching.’” Lundy has trained two NFL kickers: Garrett Hartley of the New Orleans Saints and Pat McAfee of the
animals is a close second. Junior golfer Meg Gilley said Daugherty is always positive and stops at nothing to do what is best for the team. “This program would not be the same without her, and everything that the golf team has is thanks to her,” Gilley said.
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Drinkard, a freshman forward from Toccoa, Ga., who averaged 14.6 points, 13.9 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game at Stephens County High School said he committed to SIU on the spot during his visit to campus after four other university stops. The players already on the Saluki roster seemed like brothers and he connected with players such as Bocot and Teague, Drinkard said. Long, a junior guard from Cincinnati who transferred from Southeastern Illinois College where he averaged 11.8 points and 2.3 assists per game, said he needed to visit only one school before he knew where he wanted to go to college. During Saluki media day, Lowery made it clear the team’s emphasis was to step up the defense. Scoring was not the Salukis’ problem last season, defense was, Lowery said. “We have to get back to defending first, getting our points from that and ball control,” Lowery said. “We do that and we’re going to be fine.” The team’s chemistry and young talent will be tested as soon as it starts its season Nov. 13 with a game against former Saluki coach Bruce Weber and the University of Illinois. The Salukis also play Purdue, who went 29-5 last season and made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament.
SIU senior kicker Kyle Dougherty kicks a Nerf football in Merritt Island, Fla., at age 2. Indianapolis Colts. Dougherty said he’s trained with both. “I think we all have our own technique. I watch a lot of NFL guys kicking and I look and I’m like ‘That’s not me.’ You know they’re doing something completely different than what I am,” Dougherty said. Though kickers aren’t usually a high priority for NFL teams on Draft day,
Lundy said Dougherty has the patience and skill required for a professional career. “It would be ludicrous to think he couldn’t get in an (NFL) camp and compete for a job,” Lundy said.
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FLYING TOWARD REGIONALS Josh Snead, left, and Steve Kern, right, of Team Snead, rip the flag belt and tag Jeff Green, middle, of Team Annexation of Puerto Rico, Tuesday during the menâ€™s flag football intramural championship at Saluki Stadium. The latter won the championship and went 13-0 for the season according to Anthony Grzyb, cornerback and tight end on the team. The team will compete at the NCCS Regional Flag Football Tournament Nov. 12 to 14 hosted by SIU. Shane Bennett, assistant director of intramural sports, said the athletic department has agreed to let the championship game be played at the new stadium. â€œThey were very gracious in allowing us to use the stadium and allow the students to play under the lights,â€? Bennett said. For a gallery of images from the championship game, please see www. dailyegyptian.com. EDYTA BĹ ASZCZYK DAILY EGYPTIAN
Dougherty kicks down school records NICK JOHNSON Daily Egyptian Since he was two years old, record-setting senior SIU kicker Kyle Dougherty has been a footballâ€™s worst nightmare. Whether it was the one he drove 60 yards through the uprights in his high school All-Star game, the one he blasted 40 yards between the posts in 2008 that gave the Salukis a last-second victory, or the spongy one he kicked across his living room as a toddler, footballs have seen no remorse from Doughertyâ€™s right leg. Though he played multiple sports
throughout his childhood, kicking was something Dougherty seemed to enjoy from the first year of his life, his mother Andi Dougherty said. â€œWe would sit there for hours and hours and hours and hold a Nerf football so he could kick it. Thatâ€™s all he would ever do. If we had a ball, he kicked it,â€? she said. Kyle Dougherty grew up and went to high school in Merritt Island, Fla., not far from Cape Canaveral, he said. With his parentsâ€™ encouragement, Dougherty played soccer, baseball and football before high school, his father Dennis Dougherty said. But he always played quarterback
for his football teams until his sophomore year of high school, Kyle Dougherty said. The option-based offense for the Merritt Island High School team didnâ€™t fit Doughertyâ€™s skill set, and the team chose a more athletic starting quarterback, he said. â€œThatâ€™s when it was more â€˜OK, Iâ€™m going to focus on kicking,â€™â€? Dougherty said. Dougherty proceeded to take the starting kickoff duty from two seniors as a sophomore and began attending kicking camps such as One On One Kicking in Daytona Beach, Fla., to hone his skills.
It was at One On One where Dougherty met Dan Lundy, his kicking coach for the past seven years whoâ€™s been instrumental in his success, he said. â€œHe came to work the first day I met him,â€? Lundy said. â€œHe was definitely talented. You could tell right away the kid had the ability to play at the next level, and he did.â€? Dougherty received several preferred walk-on offers from SEC schools such as Florida and LSU, but SIU was the only school that offered him what he wanted out of his school search: a scholarship and a chance to play.
â€œIâ€™m going to go to the school thatâ€™s going to put an investment into me, because that means theyâ€™ve committed to me already,â€? Dougherty said. SIU and Dougherty proved to be a perfect match, as Dougherty has since set the record for most field goals in a season with 19 in 2009 and broke the record for most field goals in a Saluki career when he hit his 51st, a 23-yarder Oct. 2 against Illinois State. Heâ€™s added two more kicks since then, bringing his total to 53. Please see KICKER | 11
SIU makes changes to return to winning ways
BRANDON LACHANCE Daily Egyptian The work ethic of the new players combined with returning workhorses makes the Saluki roster look different from the last few seasons, coach Chris Lowery said. â€œHow we put this team together was in the image of some of our other teams, guys that defend, guys that come from tough coaches, guys that come from places where they won a lot and where
the coaches are teachers,â€? Lowery said. â€œWe felt good about who we got from those places, but we also feel good about the spirits of the people who stayed.â€? The Salukis menâ€™s basketball team finished second to last in the Missouri Valley Conference in the 2009-2010 season with a 6-12 conference record and a 15-15 overall record. Kevin Dillard and Anthony Booker, starters last season, transferred to other schools and left roster spots vacant. The program has five new faces, including
three junior college transfers, a redshirt freshman from Wisconsin and a true freshman. Lowery said with his teamâ€™s work ethic and commitment level to focus on the team instead of individuals, the team is turning into the Salukis of old. SIU won conference championships and went to the NCAA tournament for six consecutive years from 2002 to 2007. â€œNobody is talking about what they want their average to be, or when they want to leave school,â€? Lowery
said. â€œEverybody is talking about a conference championship.â€? The new faces consist of junior college players Mykel Cleveland, Troy Long and Mamadou Seck, redshirt freshman Diamond Taylor, who will not be eligible until the beginning of the spring semester because of NCAA transfer rules, and true freshman Davante Drinkard. The new players have heard about the arguing and bickering and attempts to average a certain number of points by past Saluki players and are not trying to
follow the same path, they said. Drinkard said he and the rest of the new Salukis are ready and willing to work hard to help the program return to its winning ways. â€œThatâ€™s basically what we all came here for, to get this program back to the way it used to be,â€? Drinkard said. â€œIt kind of fell off for a couple seasons but itâ€™s not like we canâ€™t make it back there.â€? Please see BASKETBALL | 11