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Departments show support for science dean Chairs say move to Faculty Senate was poorly handled Stile T. Smith DAILY EGYPTIAN STS34@SIU.EDU
many out-of-towners such as Killian and Alex Scothell, also from Wisconsin, as well as Carbondale regulars. Scothell and his wife Kate made up team Dr. Porkenstein and were awarded second place overall in their first run in the staple barbecue contest. “Practice makes perfect,” said Scothell, who competes in more than 50 barbecue contests each year with his wife. The Kenosha couple beat out local barbecue teams including the Carbondale Pork District (fifth overall), run by residents Jim Foerster and Roberta Reeves for the past 13 years.
A vote of no confidence for College of Science Dean Jay Means conducted by three departments, and backed by a resolution passed in the Sept. 8 Faculty Senate meeting, was poorly conducted, administrators said. The resolution passed in the meeting requested interim Provost Don Rice to meet with faculty from the departments of computer science, mathematics and physics about Means’ performance. Dale Vitt, chair of the Department of Plant Biology, said he thinks the situation should have been handled differently. “I don’t think that the College of Science has been represented,” Vitt said. “There were three departments that had a vote of non confidence when there’s actually chemistry, geology and the three life sciences that were not asked and probably have a different opinion.” The vote of no confidence by the three departments came in April by votes of 7-2 in computer science, 23-0 in mathematics and 10-0 in physics. In total, faculty members in the three departments voted 40-2 in favor of no confidence in Means. Physics interim chair Naushad Ali and computer science chair Mehdi Zargham said they had no comment, while mathematics chair Andrew Earnest did not return two messages left at his office Thursday and Friday. Geology chair Steven Esling said his department has not voted on its opinion one of for Means, but the other plans are in place departments to discuss the situation at the knew that next department this was meeting. happening. “In the dis— Steven Esling cussions I’ve had Geology chair with my faculty — informal discussions with my faculty —I get the impression that they do support Dr. Means,” Esling said. Esling said he was upset the three departments went to the Faculty Senate without having discussions with the rest of the college. “None of the other departments knew that this was happening, which I thought was rather discourteous and not very collegial,” Esling said. Esling said he thinks Means has handled the department well during tough economic times.
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JULIA RENDLEMAN | D AILY E GYPTIAN Elena Esquibel, left, a doctoral student from California studying speech communication, Bryant Payne, center, a masters student from Chicago studying speech communication, and Gigi Perez-Langley, right, a doctoral student from Texas studying speech communication, demonstrate how the “Theatre of the Oppressed” works at the Festival Latino on Friday.
Hispanic heritage highlighted Christina Spakousky DAILY EGYPTIAN XTINA25@SIU.EDU
David Leija said he was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, but was brought to the U.S. at a young age when his parents were looking for more freedom and opportunities. Leija, a senior studying music business and Spanish, said he likes the U.S., but Mexico is still a part of his heritage. “When I’m over here, I feel
like I’m from over there, and when I’m over there, I feel like I’m from over here,” Leija said. “It’s hard to integrate them both.” Lejia and other Hispanic students have a chance to teach others about their culture as National Latino Heritage Month started Sept. 12. National Latino Heritage Month began with the 13th annual welcome picnic and will continue through Oct. 15. Students can take salsa dance les-
sons, make piñatas, listen to guest speakers and participate in a tamale festival. The theme for this year’s Latino Heritage Month is “Embracing the Fierce Energy of Now.” Last year, more than 600 students and community members attended Noche de Gala, a formal salsa dancing celebration, which is scheduled for Friday in the Student Center Ballroom D, said Carl Ervin, coordinator of student development-multicul-
tural programs and services. Ervin said he expects an even bigger crowd this year because the event draws so much attention from students, faculty and community members. “It’s just one culture in a community of cultures,” he said. “It’s not the only time we celebrate (Hispanic heritage). We just highlight it a little bit more.” See LATIN | 2
Newcomers keep Main Street Pig Out fresh Nick Johnson DAILY EGYPTIAN NICKJ39@SIU.EDU
Brian Killian spent his first Main Street Pig Out climbing telephone poles, sculpting with a chainsaw and splashing into a water tank — all in a day’s work for a lumberjack entertainer. Wisconsin native Killian, 24, sliced, sawed and log-rolled as part of the Weatherhead Timberworks show in the 13th edition of Carbondale’s annual two-day barbecue festival in the 710 Bookstore parking lot. “I like meeting new people everywhere we go,” Killian said !EDYTA BŁASZCZYK | D AILY E GYPTIAN of his traveling profession moSteve Payne, one of the creators of the Carbondale Main Street Pig Out, announces the winners for the barbecue competition Saturday in the ments after climbing out of the 710 Bookstore parking lot. The five judged categories were chicken, log-rolling tank. pork ribs, pork, brisket and an overall winner. The Pig Out attracted
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kee studying business management and marketing, is scheduled to give a presentation about Hispanic immigration on Sept. 29 in the lower level of Grinnell Hall. Rios said his father immigrated to America to support his family. His presentation will focus on why immigrants go through so much trouble to come to America and what they do when they get here.
Latino Heritage Month will end with the ninth annual Unity Dinner Oct. 24 at the Newman Student Catholic Center. The formal event will celebrate all cultures at the university with an emphasis on Hispanic culture. “Repetition is what is going to make people remember how much we cherish our culture and appreciate every day,” Rios said.
and the individual departments, as well as other policies governing the University, and apply them properly.” Jim Garvey, director of the Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculture Center, as well as a member of the Faculty Senate, said he was shocked when the item came up at the meeting. “It wasn’t really formally on the agenda until the last minute, so it
came as quite a surprise to me and one of the other College of Science representatives on the Faculty Senate,” Garvey said. “I think the College of Science is a family with multiple departments that should interact and talk with each other before we make these kind of large decisions about what we think about leadership.”
“We do this all the time anyway; might as well bring it downtown,” Foerster said. Executive Director for Carbondale Main Street, Meghan Cole, said it’s important to keep the event fresh year after year. Besides the changes in bands and kids’ attractions, a five-kilometer run before the festival Friday, in which more than 200 people ran, was offered for only the second time, she said. More than 200 volunteers were recruited to work the event, doing ev-
erything from selling beer and cooking food to supervising the moon walk. SIUC student Maria Hightower, 22, said volunteering always gives her a good feeling, but it’s even better when she gets to help children with games at the Pig Out. “It’s just so fun seeing their excitement,” she said. SIUC alumnus and Carbondale resident Scott Palmer, 25, said he’s been coming to the Pig Out for five straight years and noticed increased attendance from last year’s festival. “It brings a large cross-sect of the community out,” said Palmer, who
works for Woodbox Gang, one of the bands showcased at the Pig Out. Quatro’s pizza owner Steve Payne said part of the mission of the Pig Out is to get people familiar with downtown Carbondale. Though he sacrifices his weekend profits each year to help administer the event, Payne said he more than makes up for it with new customers in the weeks following the Pig Out. “This is our major fundraiser,” Payne said. “We try to raise a little bit of money for facades, but the real idea is a magnet to try and bring people out the best we can.”
Ervin said it is important for students to take part in the month’s festivities because most of college is gaining experiences outside the classroom. He said the goal is to make Latino Heritage Month a true awareness activity. Julian Rios, a senior from Kanka-
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Monday, September 21, 2009
University opens cancer rehabilitation extension Genna Ord
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Becky Cerven said she wants to be a survivor forever. Cerven, a retired faculty member from the SIUC School of Medicine, said she has been winning the fight against cancer for four and a half years. She said she credits much of her success to the Strong Survivors program that meets at John A. Logan and intends to make full use of its new extension at SIUC. Phil Anton, a Strong Survivors exercise program coordinator, said the new SIUC Cancer Rehabilitation Laboratory (SIUC-CRL), which opened Friday, is designed to provide a place for survivors and their caregivers to receive supervised testing and training for those who cannot make it to classes at John A. Logan, which has offered the Strong Survivors program since 2005. He said 157 cancer survivors have completed the course since it began. The 12-week course aims to increase survivors’ knowledge about nutrition and physical activity, provide an opportunity for survivors and their caregivers to exercise regularly with the supervision of a cancer-exercise specialist and improve quality of life for the survivors and their caregivers. Also offered at the new extension is the Survivors Forever program, which is open to anybody who participated in the Strong Survivors program and wishes to return for informational classes or exercise sessions, Anton said. Anton said the program offers mental and physical benifits. When people are told they have cancer, he said, their life could feel like it is spinning out of control. “What the exercise program does is give them something they can control about their health,” he said. “I think
Allison Jurgens, a doctoral student in kinesiology, assists Pratibha Garg, a kinesiology research assistant, with equipment in the new SIUC Cancer Rehabilitation Laboratory Friday in Davies Gym. The new lab will be for those class participants who would like oneon-one training or a private setting for exercise. The class specializes in nutrition and exercise and is open to any person who has experienced cancer. KEVIN TRUJILLO D AILY E GYPTIAN that sense of control helps improve their perception of what their quality of life is.” Anton said the cancer rehabilitation program also provides a way for those in cancer research to study the effects of exercise on cancer survivors and caregivers, as well as providing students with field experience in the area of testing and training. Allison Jurgens, a second-year graduate student from Ashland study-
ing exercise science, said she wants to go into cancer rehabilitation. Her father was the only member in his immediate family not diagnosed with cancer, she said, giving her a personal connection with the disease. Jurgens, a Strong Survivors exercise program coordinator, said she has helped with the program for a year and a half. She said the volunteers know all the participants by name, and she values the opportunity to work with
survivors and the relationships she has built. “I’ve learned so much from all our participants,” she said. The laboratory, in Davies Gym, room 132, offers a range of exercise and strength-training equipment, including a fit ball, dumbbells, balance pad, treadmill, exercise bike and ProSpot home gym. The equipment give the facility’s users a way to improve their strength and balance,
which Anton said is weakened by cancer treatments and the disease itself. Cerven said she was in the second Strong Survivors course and the program helped her improve significantly. She said the training helps survivors get to where they can participate in a normal life, and she intends to continue exercising and participating in the Survivors Forever program. “If we don’t keep this up, we’re not going to make it,” she said.
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!"#$%&'#(%)*%+"',%-#%./012+3%4#&'#5# resembling an informed “debate” in this country? The simple answer is we can’t. But can you blame the average American ANDREW O’CONNOR for having lost faith in their news media? email@example.com From the overhyped lies from lap-dog reporters about Nigerian yellow cake and weapons of mass destruction, to the raving A study that came out last week showed sycophants we called “business journalists” in only 29 percent of Americans believe news the lead up to the housing market collapse, organizations generally get the facts right. you’d have to be dumb to still believe what A startling 63 percent of respondents — “they” are telling you. nearly two thirds — said the news stories If anything, the fact that 63 percent they saw, heard and read were “often of people do not blindly inaccurate.” accept what they are hearnd no matter On one level this is disturbing. ing from the mainstream how many The fact that less than a third of the news media outlets as true people in this country don’t trust their is a positive sign. nights Anderson news media to do their job honestly It’s good to question Cooper puts on a or competently is a serious problem what you’re being told, flak jacket, we still especially in regards to for our representative democracy. If this many people don’t trust can’t get that taste politics and governance. what their news media tells them is priests, docout of our mouths. Presidents, true, how can we as a society discern tors, teachers, bosses, parwhat is true? ents, reporters and Daily With the problems we face, from the global Egyptian opinion columnists do not, economic crisis and our broken health care inherently, have your best interests at heart. system to climate change and environmental Questioning authority isn’t just a cute destruction, facts matter. phrase for a bumper sticker; it’s an evoluHow can we fix our problems if we can’t tionary process by which we the people fight agree on the cause? against the tyrants oppressing us. But when When we as a society can’t agree on the our institutions failed us in their basic job, to basic facts of the day, that the sky is blue question authority, we must question theirs. and the grass is green, and our president was It is very popular to mourn the loss of born here, how can we even have anything newspapers these days. The recession, we are
told, is the reason so many newspapers are their own citizens, and falsely blamed it on being drastically downsized or are going out Chechnyan rebels in order to justify a military of business all together. assault against them. Real disgusting stuff. It couldn’t have been that newspapers GQ, under pressure from its ownership had a terrible business model and put out an and advertisers, went the way of Google and even worse product decided to be evil, and for the past 20 years. bury the story. hen we as a society can’t agree No, the poor Thanks to a few on the basic facts of the day, newspapers are just intrepid bloggers, the victims of technology, that the sky is blue and the grass is story made its way outdated forms that around the Internet, green, and our president was born no one ever will want but it still wasn’t in here, how can we even have anything the Russian magato use anymore such as movies and radio resembling an informed “debate” in zine, nor was it on the (sarcasm, mine). Web site. this country? Our news media And that’s where has proven itself we find ourselves more committed to profit preservation than today. Whether it’s stories about Lehman to putting out a quality product. In its Brothers, Bovine growth hormones or defense, the costs of covering a story — Anthrax attacks, Americans have been fed a once you calculate everything from travel line of crap from their largest news outlets. to equipment and production costs — are And no matter how many nights staggering. Anderson Cooper puts on a flak jacket, we It is not cheap to produce good news. still can’t get that taste out of our mouths. Still, time and again, the corporate owned So we go back to our ever increasingly news media have proven themselves cow- polarized country, where we don’t believe our ards, more interested in protecting financial news media. America: where no one can agree what’s interests than doing their damn job. Take GQ’s recent decision to bury a story up, what’s down or what kind of health care on the brutal false-flag attack Russian security reform we need. services perpetrated a few years ago to an apartment building full of its own citizens. The piece details, with damning evidence, Andrew O’Connor is a senior studying how Russian security officials murdered political science and philosophy.
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What does the adinistration of SIUC think? D ear E d i t o r : Imagine the following scenario: SIUC decides to create a nationally recognized program, and after an extremely competitive search, chooses 120 students from some of the top high schools in the country. To remain in the program, these students must create records of distinguished accomplishment and develop national reputations in their chosen areas of study. Now suppose just one of these distinguished students writes a letter to a Chair in the College of Science describing a situation that she or he feels represents a serious problem with a professor who teaches a class in this program. Suppose the student indicates there is concrete evidence of ongoing problems in the program and merely requests a meeting with the Chair to present the evidence and discuss the problem. Suppose the response of the professor, when learning of the situation, is to dismiss the situation as “engineered,” while claiming the Chair “repudiates” the concerns of this student. What would the upper administration of SIUC feel about the response to this situation? Instead, suppose forty of these distinguished stu-
dents had come forward indicating concrete evidence of serious problems, and again, merely requesting a meeting with the Chair. Suppose again, the response of the professor is to dismiss the situation as “engineered,” while claiming the Chair “repudiates” the concerns of these students. What, then, would the upper administration of SIUC think? The hypothetical situation described above is precisely analogous to what is currently occurring in the College of Science at SIUC. Forty continuing faculty members voted in agreement on a “no confidence” resolution concerning the current dean (reported by the DE, 9/9/09). The three departments involved merely requested a joint departmental meeting with the interim provost to discuss the problems. The response has been for the dean to accuse us of “engineering” the vote, and to claim the provost and chancellor has “repudiated” our concerns. The question remains: What does the upper administration of SIUC think?
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!"#$%%&''()*#+$,&++ Watching the ACORN encounters play out on YouTube, it’s hard to shake the feeling that you’re watching a Second City send-up. A young man and woman, costumed caricatures of a pimp and prostitute, ask for advice on how to buy a house where underage girls from El Salvador can turn tricks. Without batting an eye, counselors for ACORN — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — offer suggestions for obtaining a mortgage and tax breaks and for laundering the girls’ earnings. For example, “Don’t put down ‘I’m a prostitute’” on the loan application; instead, put “freelance performing artist.” Claim the girls as dependents to collect tax credits. Instead of depositing earnings in a bank, bury them in the backyard. Eventually a third party can be enlisted to pass the money to the pimp to pay the mortgage and, we still can’t believe this wasn’t the jump-the-shark moment, to finance his campaign for Congress. Parting words of advice: “live well” and “don’t get caught.” By now everyone knows the “hooker” and
her agent were secretly taping the meetings, ACORN has liberal leanings and some which took place in ACORN offices in conservatives are celebrating like they found Brooklyn, Baltimore and Washington. a winning lottery ticket on the sidewalk. The undercover Besides being a socialambushes smack to ist who wasn’t even born in dd to that the continuing some of entrapment; America, Barack Obama was saga of ACORN’s in Massachusetts, they elected president with the questionable get-out-theare likely a violation support of ACORN, which is, of a law that prohibits the plot thickens, a commuvote drive, which resulted recording conversations nity activist group. Sigh. in applications from Mickey without consent. But you don’t have to Mouse, Donald Duck and the be a political partisan to be All of that is largely beside the point. starting lineup of the Dallas incensed by the ACORN Watching the ACORN videos or by the group’s Cowboys, to name a few, and indignant threats to sue the employees blithely navithe group’s credibility is shot. people who exposed them. gate around towering legal and moral obstaSoon after the clips hit cles, it’s hard to imagine a client whose the Internet, a bill to cut off federal houscircumstances would stump them, or even ing and community development funds to give them pause. ACORN passed the Senate by a vote of Add to that the continuing saga of ACORN’s 83-7. questionable get-out-the-vote drive, which To date, the group has received more than resulted in applications from Mickey Mouse, $50 million from the government. Oh my. Both Illinois senators voted to keep the Donald Duck and the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys, to name a few, and the money flowing. We told you there’s a comedy sketch here. group’s credibility is shot.
Sen. Dick Durbin explains that ACORN has helped more than 100,000 families obtain homes. Sen. Roland Burris — remember his turn in “Rod Blagojevich Superstar”? — said he didn’t want to pass judgment based on “a few isolated incidents.” Others in Congress, meanwhile, are demanding a Justice Department investigation. The U.S. Census Bureau has decided it doesn’t want ACORN helping with next year’s body count, even for free. ACORN has fired some workers and promised an independent investigation. Anyone with an Internet connection can click on one of many links and listen to ACORN workers dispensing advice like “Honesty is not going to get you the house” or “When the police ask you, you don’t know where it’s coming from.” Enough. Shut off the federal spigot. If ACORN can prove it can run an honest operation, then we can talk about turning it back on.
This editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday.
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Monday, September 21, 2009
‘Jennifer’s Body’ shows signs of life Luke McCormick DAILY EGYPTIAN LMCCORM2@SIU.EDU
Directed by: Karyn Kusama Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody Rated: R Release Date: 9/18 Rating: C+ Karyn Kusama should have went the alliteration route and titled her newest film “Snark and a Succubus.” There is no need to mislead the viewers, this film is not really about Megan Fox and her dead eyes. Amanda Seyfried’s plain, high school nerd is the only character here with any semblance of depth. It is the easy and popular route to bash on Megan Fox, but she actually surprises for most of the film. The “Transformers” star exhibits a comedic streak previously unseen and is obviously quite striking and frightening as head cheerleader turned man-eater (literally). Fox plays Jennifer Check, the ultimate in popularity. The girls want to be her and the guys would probably be content to sit a table away from her at lunch. Jennifer
talks Needy (Seyfried’s character, short for Anita) into checking out a B-List rock band, fronted by Nikolai Wolf (the always wonderfully sarcastic Adam Brody). One thing leads to another and the band sacrifices Jennifer to aid in its success in a deal-with-the-devil kind of thing. Hiding behind her thrift shop threads and thick frame glasses, Needy is a budding gumshoe. It does not take long for the young girl to deduce her best friend is brutally murdering and snacking on the school’s male population. Needy has to stop her old friend before she eventually makes it to her own boyfriend, ending in a bloody showdown. Kusama and Diablo Cody (writer of “Juno” and author of this script) could have made their new film a real horror knockout. Cody’s dialogue is as biting as it was in “Juno,” but with someone less capable than Ellen Page, most of it falls flat. The only actor here able to pull off the sarcasm and wit is Brody and his screen time is minimal. The story is a fine one. It throws two females into the lead roles of a film full of violence and sex. It is a rarity to see women
PROVIDED P HOTO take these roles and be the ones taking down some dudes. However, Kusama still struggles to find the same balance of ace directing and female empowerment she pulled off so well with her film “Girlfight.”
For all of the Cody and Fox backlash in the press and blogs, the film was not nearly as bad as message boards might lead one to believe. It contains a pretty big heart and enough blood and guts
to keep everyone’s inner 12-yearold excited. “Jennifer’s Body” may not break any box office records, but it will most likely reach a quick cult status upon its DVD release.
Monday, September 21, 2009
JULIA RENDLEMAN | D AILY E GYPTIAN Adriane Matkovich, a senior form Lake Zurich studying journalism, and Bob Alexander of the Murphysboro Fire Department compete in the firefighters water fights at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Sunday. Matkovich, who came to the event to take pictures for a photojournalism class, was recruited by Alexander to compete. The pair took second place in their division.
Obama has tough task in renewing Mideast talks Amy Teibel
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JERU S A LEM ( AP) — President Obama will try to get Mideast peacemaking back on track this week in a meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders, hoping the weight of the U.S. presidency can resolve a showdown over Israeli settlement construction and get the sides talking again after months of deadlock. For Obama, it’s high-stakes diplomacy that relies on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as key to cracking other world problems. He’ll be bringing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas together in New York on Tuesday for their first encounter since Netanyahu took office in March. Obama faces a tough task. The Israelis and Palestinians have dug in deep to positions that have eluded compromise, despite multiple visits by Washington’s
special U.S. envoy. Deep divisions among the Palestinians further complicate the process. And it’s far from clear whether there is enough common ground between the hawkish Netanyahu and the weakened Abbas. The Palestinians hope to build a state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with east Jerusalem as its capital. Israel captured those territories in 1967. While Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005, Netanyahu has given little indication that he is ready to make territorial compromises in the West Bank and east Jerusalem that would be crucial to reaching an accord. After the meeting was announced Saturday, Netanyahu’s office said he “warmly accepts” the invitation. A senior Israeli official said the meetings in New York were meant to lay the groundwork for negotiations but would not constitute a relaunch of talks. He spoke on condition of
anonymity because he was administration and said he wouldn’t not authorized to articulate recognize any accord. government policy on the record. “Any signature will be invalid, Chief Palestinian negotiator and it won’t bind the Palestinian Saeb Erekat said the Palestinians people to anything,” he said in a “felt the intervention of President sermon in Gaza City at the start of Obama is a good sign, a sign of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday. Obama is eager commitment on the to mend relations part of the president.” He said they ny signature with the Muslim world, which frayed would talk about will be invalid, badly over the Sept. “obligations and commitments” and and it won’t bind 11, 2001, terror attacks and the that the Palestinians the Palestinian U.S.-led wars in Iraq “believe this (the and Afghanistan. trilateral meeting) is people to He knows an opportunity.” anything. Washington’s close Talks on the — Ismail Haniyeh alliance with Israel Palestinian side Hamas Prime Minister goes to the heart are being handled Muslim anger toward by Abbas and his moderate of Palestinian Authority. The Islamic the West. With this in mind, Obama has militant Hamas group that overran Gaza in 2007 is not a party to the put heavy pressure on Israel to halt construction of settlements in the negotiation process. In Gaza on Sunday, Hamas West Bank and east Jerusalem. Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh Netanyahu has said he will slow castigated the new U.S. construction, but refused to accept
an absolute freeze. While the tough stance toward Israel has been welcomed in the Arab world, it also appears to have raised Palestinian expectations. Should Obama fail to wring significant concessions from Israel, his credibility could suffer among Muslims and Arabs. His public spat with Israel over the settlements has also strained relations with the Jewish state, where many wonder whether Obama is as committed to their safety as previous U.S. leaders were. Bolstered by Washington’s stance, the Palestinians are showing new resolve on opposing settlement construction. Abbas has refused to begin negotiations without a settlement construction freeze. Abbas lost credibility among Palestinians after the latest round of peace talks with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert broke down last winter following Israel’s bruising offensive against Hamas in Gaza.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
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41 Corp. leaders 42 Acted boldly 43 Subj. for some immigrants 44 Berlin “Mister” 45 Mother with a Nobel prize 46 More than damp 47 With __ breath: tensely anticipatory 48 Jackie Gleason catchphrase 53 Sorrow 56 Sweet-talk 57 Dabbling duck 58 Puts behind bars 60 Roof overhang 61 Northern Nevada town 62 Pop music’s Hall & __ 63 Lose, as skin 64 Eject, geyser-style 65 Internet giant with an exclamation point in its name
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36 Unwavering look 38 Plastic overlays for artwork 39 Poem used in Beethoven’s “Choral Symphony” 44 Fell with an axe 45 Playground game 46 Applied Simoniz to 47 Underneath
Horoscopes By Linda C. Black
Today’s Birthday — Your ability to concentrate is greatly enhanced this year. There’s something you’ve always wanted to master, and now’s the time to do it. Start by making a list. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 6 — Make hay while the sun shines. You can pay off a few bills and get onto firmer ground. Draw on your energy reserves. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 9 — You’re strong now, so go ahead and start something you’ve been planning. You have support from loved ones. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 6 — At work you sometimes feel like you’re stuck and can’t make desired changes. Just keep doing the job; it gets easier. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is an 8 — You can rest easy knowing you’re loved. Make sure others know you love them, too. Plan a luxurious evening at home. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — There’s something a roommate wants you to do. He or she has been dropping hints. You’d better figure it out soon.
48 Unreturnable serves 49 Ark builder 50 Pianist Brubeck 51 Shrill bark 52 Open one’s eyes 54 Butterlike spread 55 Exxon, once 59 Small battery
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — You’re unaware of how efficient you seem to those around you. Accept the applause that you’ve earned. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — Balance goes out the window. Desire walks in through the door. Grab each opportunity and make it your own. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — You really want to party! You buy the food and decorations, and someone else supplies the romance. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 9 — Keep your romance behind closed doors. Other people don’t need to know the details, do they? Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — You’re moving out of your element now. But you’re in familiar territory, so grab your partner and dance. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Nurture your own emotions now. Tell others what you want and need, but be prepared to accept what they give you. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Magnetic attraction draws you to an intriguing person. Enjoy hanging out with powerful people.
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Monday, September 21, 2009
JULIA RENDLEMAN | D AILY E GYPTIAN
SOLDIERS RETURN HOME
Tammy Wright, of Elkville, consoles Lisa Evans, of Dowell, as she watches her son, Pfc. Eric Evans, in a ceremony at the Williamson County Pavilion. Pfc. Evans returned from his first tour of duty in Afghanistan Sunday and the ceremony featured 22 soldiers from the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team who were deployed in September 2008 for Operation Enduring Freedom.
Missouri Valley Football Conference roundup Ryan Voyles DAILY EGYPTIAN RVOYLES@SIU.ED
Missouri Valley Football Conference teams dominated in their final week of non-conference opponents as conference play begins Saturday. The conference went 6-1 against nonconference opponents, while Indiana State and South Dakota State played the first conference matchup of the year. All four games next week will be in-conference. Youngstown State Penguins 38 Northeastern Huskies 21 Youngstown State quarterback Brandon Summers rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another
as the Penguins won their second straight game by a score of 38-21. The Penguins outscored the Huskies 24-7 in the second half. Missouri State Bears Murray State Racers
Quarterback Jack Kirby and the Bears’ defense tore apart the Racers at home Saturday. Kirby threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns, while the Bears’ defense scored twice on two fumble recoveries, including a 55-yard fumble return, and a recovery in the Racers’ end zone. Northern Iowa Panthers 30 St. Francis (PA) Red Flash 0 Panthers’ Jarred Herring returned
the opening kick off 88 yards for a touchdown and Northern Iowa never looked back against the Red Flash. Northern Iowa quarterback Pat Grace threw for only 167 yards but connected with D.J. Hord twice for touchdowns of two and 57 yards. North Dakota State Bison 59 Wagner Seahawks 28 North Dakota State’s Pat Paschall, the leading rusher in the Football Championship Subdivision, rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as the Bison avoided their first 0-3 start since 1962. North Dakota State finished with 531 total yards of offense, including a school-record 91-yard rushing touchdown by Paschall.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits 41 Indiana State Sycamores 0 The game was all South Dakota State, as quarterback Ryan Crawford threw for 239 yards, and three different players rushed for a touchdown Saturday. The Jackrabbits’ defense showed its prowess, holding the Sycamores to five first downs the entire game. It was the second consecutive week Indiana State has failed to score. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 40 Western Illinois Leathernecks 30 The Lumberjacks couldn’t match the 92 points they scored the
previous game, but their 40 points was enough against the Leathernecks. Quarterback Jeremy Moss threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns, as Stephen F. Austin broke the 14-14 tie in the second quarter, going on a 26-16 run to end the game. Illinois State Redbirds 38 Austin Peay Governors 7 The Redbirds notched their first win of the season in dominant fashion. The Redbirds forced six turnovers and held the Governors to only 109 total yards of offense. The Governors could not find an answer to Illinois State’s running back Clifton Gordon, who rushed for four touchdowns on 96 yards.
Cutler, Gould lead Bears over Steelers, 17-14 in Chicago Andrew Seligman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
C HI CAG O — Hounded in the opener and harassed in the early going again Sunday, Jay Cutler simply wanted a shot at redemption. He got it and finally lived up to his lofty billing. Cutler made a big pass to Devin Hester, and Robbie Gould booted a 44-yard field goal with 15 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bears to a 17-14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cutler hit rookie Johnny Knox with the tying touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. After Jeff Reed missed his second field
goal of the period, a 43-yarder, Cutler helped set up Gould’s winning kick with a 5-yard pass to Hester on third-and-4 at the Steelers 39 that kept the winning drive going. “I always hope to get a chance,” Cutler said. “I always think we’re going to get a chance if it’s 3 minutes or if it’s 30 seconds. All we want is a shot.” Both teams were missing their defensive stars, with Chicago’s Brian Urlacher out for the rest of the season with a dislocated right wrist and the Steelers’ Troy Polamalu out three to six weeks with a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee. The Bears also saw defensive end Alex Brown get helped off the
field with a sprained left ankle with just over four minutes remaining after collecting two sacks. Cutler, however, came through like a star on a rainy afternoon in which he was pressured and had several passes dropped. Despite all that, his first home game with the Bears (1-1) was a big improvement over his debut with them. He finished with 236 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions, after being picked off a career-high four times in a seasonopening loss at Green Bay. Knox, a rookie, was impressive, too, with six catches for 70 yards. That was enough to beat the de-
fending champions and offset solid performances by Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes. “In the face of pressure he made great decisions, put the ball in some good locations and guys converted third downs,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “They did enough to win, we didn’t. We accept responsibility for that.” Roethlisberger threw for 221 yards and Holmes caught five passes for 83, yet Reed’s problems in the fourth quarter gave the Bears the opening they needed. “I’m just embarrassed, you know, because these guys fight their tails off to win the game,” Reed said. “If there is one player that can single-
handedly lose the game, I’ll take credit for it.” The Steelers weren’t about to do that. “Not even a blink in our eyes that we’re concerned about what Jeff did,” Holmes said. Roethlisberger gave the Steelers (1-1) a 14-7 lead midway through the third quarter when he ran it in from the 2, leaping over a lunging Danieal Manning, after Skokie native and Illinois product Rashard Mendenhall broke off a 39-yard run. After hitting the winner in overtime against Tennessee, Reed missed a 38-yard try that would have made it a 10-point game in the fourth.
!"#$%&'()*&+,Jets Safety Kerry Rhodes publicly stated the Jets were going to embarrass Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The Jets backed up the claim by defeating the Patriots 17-9 on Sunday. Have the Jets unseated the Patriots in the AFC East?
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It’s way too early to pass the torch off to the J-E-T-S, but they’re not looking too bad so far. Give me another week of Mark Sanchez-led domination before I get uncomfortably close to the Jets.
So I guess we won’t be seeing a drunken Joe Namath on the sideline trying to schmooze up Suzy Kolber this season. He doesn’t have a sorrow to drown it would seem, with the Jets looking pretty strong in the early season this year. It’s too soon to say they have unseated the Patriots though. Remember, this game was a home game for the Jets. The Patriots will be hosting them at (Kyle Orton boycotted) Gillette Stadium. If the Jets can pass up the Pats here, well, a new king is in town.
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The quarterback-turned-receiver had seven receptions and a career-high 144 yards receiving, including a 77-yard touchdown reception, blowing by the Bearcats’ secondary to catch junior quarterback Chris Dieker’s deep pass over the middle. “It was the right place at the right time thing,” Allaria said. “I happened to catch a few, Chris made some nice throws. That’s what is expected of everybody at the receiver position.” For the first two possessions
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Berwanger said the win would show other teams in the conference that SIU is better than last year and is a threat. “I hope this makes teams ner-
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Not many teams have challenged the Belichick-Brady combo, and lived to speak about it. However, the Jets have found new life with the emergence of rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez, who I think has surprised even himself so far, and the Rex Ryan regime has instilled a sense of swagger that the Jets haven’t seen since Joe Namath was rocking his fur jacket. I can’t even remember the last time Brady, and the Patriots for that matter, didn’t find the end zone. The only way that the Jets can prove that this weekend was no fluke, is to walk into Foxboro in November and shut down the Patriots again.
though, it looked as though the McAndrew home opener would be a nail-biter. Southwest Baptist’s quarterback Steve Gachette led the Bearcats on a 78-yard touchdown drive to open the game, capping the drive off with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Charles Johnson with barely two minutes off the clock. The Salukis responded immediately, as Karim took the ensuing kickoff 82 yards to tie the game at seven. “When they scored, it stunned us all,” Karim said. “When we got in that huddle on the kickoff return, I was fired up and so was (junior running back) Richard (White)
and everybody else in the huddle. We said right then and there it was time to put that to an end and this is where it stops.” Gachette led the Bearcats downfield again on the following possession, but was picked off by junior cornerback Korey Lindsey for his first of two picks on the day. The Salukis’ defense shut the door after the first quarter. It gave up only 97 yards in the final three quarters after giving up 220 yards to the Bearcats in the first quarter. The Salukis will play at home again Saturday, as it takes on North Dakota State. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at McAndrew Stadium.
vous to play us, because anything can happen,” Berwanger said. Junior right side hitter Alicia Johnson recorded her second straight double-double of the season while freshman setter Rachael Brown now has 452 of the team’s 534 assists. “They can take a lot of pressure
off of Jen,” said head coach Brenda Winkeler. “It’s a whole different element not just relying on one player. I think that is the big difference between this year’s team and last year’s team. We are just very deep.” SIU returns to action at Northern Iowa (11-2, 2-0) Friday.
Sophomore basketball guard Hare Southern Illinois University sophomore guard Ryan Hare was arrested on charges of battery and trespassing, stemming from an incident that occurred Saturday, the universty has confirmed.
Hare played in all 26 games last season for the Salukis, averaging 7.5 points per game. “We don’t have all of the facts yet, but we are certainly disappointed,” head coach Chris Lowery said in a press release. “Once
we’ve gathered all of the facts, we will make an appropriate decision regarding Ryan’s punishment.” Lowery could not be reached for further comment.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sports DA I LY E G Y P T I A N
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SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Salukis smash Bearcats in home opener Karim sets school record Ryan Voyles
DAILY EGYPTIAN RVOYLES@SIU.EDU
The final home opener at McAndrew Stadium was a historic one, as SIU had its way against Southwest Baptist (0-4) in a 59-7 victory Saturday. SIU (1-1) finished the game with 699 yards of total offense against the Division II Bearcats,
including a record-setting performance by senior running back Deji Karim. Head coach Dale Lennon said his team was excited coming into Saturday’s game after last week’s bye. “The guys were hungry and they wanted to play tonight,” Lennon said. “You know, you just finish a game, and you lose and you feel like you had a chance to win and then you have to sit a week. I don’t think that they overlooked Southwest Baptist and I feel that
we really needed to win the game tonight and the guys responded.” Career games by Karim and junior Joe Allaria helped the Salukis to their near-700-yard game. Karim, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, shattered the Saluki record books Saturday. The senior had 290 allpurpose yards on the day, and 210 yards on 10 carries in the backfield. The 21 yards-per-carry is the best in Saluki history, smashing the old record by almost seven yards. Karim credited the offensive
line for clearing the way, which allowed the big gains on the ground. “It was the offensive line that created those holes. They know once I see that hole I’m gonna get through it,” Karim said. “Then the rest is up to me, as they tell me. The offensive line did their job and I did what I could.” While Karim showed how dangerous the Salukis’ ground game is, Allaria showed it has some deep threats as well. See FOOTBALL | 11
EDYTA BŁASZCZYK | D AILY E GYPTIAN Junior wide receiver Joe Allaria runs past a Southwest Baptist defender during SIU’s 59-7 win Saturday at McAndrew Stadium. Allaria caught seven passes for 144 yards and one touchdown.
Roberson makes history as SIU beats Evansville Derek Robbins DAILY EGYPTIAN DROBBINS@SIU.EDU
Evansville could only delay the Salukis 11-match winning streak. SIU’s volleyball team defeated Evansville 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-18) Saturday after the match was postponed Friday because of a scheduling conflict with the officials. The delay failed to slow down senior middle blocker Chandra Roberson. Roberson broke the all-time block assists record for SIU. She recorded three block assists in the match, giving her 334 in her career. “It felt amazing, I’m glad that I finally got it,”Roberson said.“I knew that I needed about three, then I got my first two and it took me awhile to get the last one. So there is a little sigh of relief.” Roberson hit a team-best .526 with 11 kills, two service aces, two solo blocks and three block assists. Roberson’s teammates shared in the excitement of the record-setting day.
“I was extremely excited for her, the past couple of games we have been counting down,” said junior outside hitter Jennifer Berwanger. “I told her I really wanted to be the one who was up there with her when she broke it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t. I am happy that she can get recognized for what a great player she is.” Berwanger got her eighth straight double-double in the victory with 16 kills and 10 digs. SIU (11-0, 1-0) fell in the first set 25-22 but came back to win a close second set, 25-20. SIU dominated the last two sets, outscoring Evansville (65, 0-1) 50-34. “We knew that we had to stay mentally focused and positive and bring energy to the place,” Berwanger said. “We knew that no matter what happened, we had to bring the energy to the room. Through the first game it was kind of dead, but the energy picked up and so did we.” See VOLLEYBALL | 12
JAMES DURBIN | D AILY E GYPTIAN Senior middle blocker Chandra Roberson celebrates with teammates after bringing her career block assist total to a school-record of 334 during a match against the Evansville Purple Aces Saturday in Davies Gym. The 3 – 1 win over Evansville improved the Salukis record to 11 – 0.
Karim runs into the record books Ends final home opener with 21 yards-per-carry Ryan Voyles
DAILY EGYPTIAN RVOYLES@SIU.EDU
There was a hint of déjà vu Saturday as SIU redshirt senior running back Deji Karim did his best impression of last year’s All-American Larry Warner on the kickoff return and in the backfield en route to a 59-7 victory over Southwest Baptist at McAndrew Stadium. Karim finished the game with 290 total yards of offense, including an 82yard kickoff return touchdown and 210 yards on 10 carries. The 21 yards-per-carry is the best single-game average for anybody with 10 or more carries in SIU history, nearly seven yards more than the previous record. Head coach Dale Lennon said Karim has all the tools to be a great player. “He has strength. He has the acceleration. He has speed. He has balance,” Lennon said. “You really got to see that, when you do give him a seam, that acceleration is there, where he can run by people.” Junior quarterback Chris Dieker said a combination of blocking and Karim’s explosion led to the offensive success. “Deji was running behind those blocks they were giving him, but at the same time, he was breaking tackles, I don’t know how many breaks he had today,” Dieker said. “But those are all on him and how hard of a worker he is.”
e has strength. He has the acceleration. He has the speed. — Dale Lennon head coach
The 5-foot-11-inch, 200-pound running back has continued to build off the promise he showed during the 2007 season. Karim rushed for 386 yards and had a team-high eight touchdowns in 2007, but missed all of last season with a knee injury. “Even before the game, I was probably the most excited out there because I haven’t played out there in a year and a half,” Karim said. “I learned a lot last year sitting out, but as a whole, I wanted to play so bad.” Karim is expected to take over the duties handled by Warner last year, who rushed for 1,265 yards to go along with 2,249 all-purpose yards. Warner was behind only Arkee Whitlock for most all-purpose yards in a season at SIU. Karim said the discussion of replacing Warner is not even mentioned on the team. Karim said Warner watched Saturday’s game and the two had a friendly debate as to who was faster. “(Warner) was in the stands today, and we were talking, and he said if it was him on that last run before I got pulled, he wouldn’t have been caught,” Karim said. “I hope I showed a little bit, that I was fast enough.”