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SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
VOLUME 95, NO. 27
Small businesses celebrate Center Nick Johnson DAILY EGYPTIAN
LELA NOREM | D AILY E GYPTIAN John Ferlow, co-owner of Anjo’s Pizza in Sesser, serves samples to a crowd gathered at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Illinois Small Business Development Center Tuesday while his wife Angel, looks on.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center turned 25 on Tuesday, and community members, university staff and small-business owners gathered at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center to celebrate. The center provides counseling, training and information to more than 350 small businesses per year in southern Illinois, said Lynn Andersen Lindberg, executive director of the center. SIU President Glenn Poshard spoke at the event, noting the center has counseled more than 2,100 clients and helped 553 of those clients secure a total of $83,679,000 in financing. Despite recent economic conditions, Lindberg said the center has seen an increase in the number of small businesses. “As people have faced downsizing with companies in the region, or perhaps their second job disappeared, they’ve looked at employment for themselves as a very viable option,” Lindberg said. Local business owners who have benefited from the center’s services set up kiosks around the atrium, offering samples of their food and services to attendees. Charlie Campbell, owner of SI Tours, LLC, said the center helped him put together his business plan and get the line of credit he needed to get started. Campbell said he’s been back to the center several times for classes. “Once you get past the university, most everything here is a small business, so anything they can do here to help the businesses in southern Illinois (is) a big benefit,” he said. See CENTER | 3
University housing restructures resident assistantship Christina Spakousky
develop and maintain programs for residents, which proved time consuming for the assistants and under-used for University housing restructured the students, said Meghan O’Rourke, a former resident assistant resident assistantship and a junior from program with a new training model that offitudents today are Glenview studying technical theater. cials said would create different than O’Rourke said more flexibility for onstudents of 10 years RAs needed to earn campus communities. 40 points a semesJulie Payne ago. ter — points were Kirchmeier, director of — Julie Payne Kirchmeier director of university housing earned by developing University Housing, programs, posting said the new model has flyers and scheduling guest speakers. been a needed change to resident life. “Students today are different than Every task gave them between one and students of 10 years ago,” Kirchmeier four points, she said. “The hardest part (was) organizing said. The new program focuses on aca- your life and making sure that school demics, decision making and commu- (was) going well,” O’Rourke said. Coordinator of Student Programs nity involvement, said Steven Yeagley, director of Schneider Hall. The model Joseph McGibboney said student attenhelps with new students transitioning dance at campus events has increased, into college life by teaching them about and housing is more organized. “Their focus has changed, and resources and decision-making, he said. “We’re not going to tell you what you the way they go about programming should or shouldn’t do at college, but we’ll events has changed,” McGibboney said. “They’re really looking at events and not help you make decisions,” Yeagley said. Yeagley said resident assistants repeating services.” receive a list of learning outcomes and they meet with supervisors weekly. Christina Spakousky can be reached at In the past, RAs were required to 536-3311 ext. 258.
New legislation could expand financial aid Madeleine Leroux DAILY EGYPTIAN
A bill in the U.S. Senate could provide millions more in federal financial aid to students. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Sept. 17 and expected to be taken S up in the Senate at online the end of the month, SIUDE.COM would expand the federal Pell Grant and eliminate federally run private lending programs. According to the U.S. Department of Education Web site, the proposed bill would invest $40 billion in the Pell Grant, a need-based grant awarded to low-income students, by eliminating the Federal Family Education Loan program. The Federal Family Education Loan program allows private lending institutions to receive federal subsidies to provide student loans at varying interest rates. David Gillies, spokesman for U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Ill., said by eliminating the Federal Family Education Loan program, the federal government saves $87 billion, enabling the Pell Grant expansion.
Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act would: — Increase Pell Grant scholarships from $5,350 to $5,550 in 2010 and $6,900 in 2019. — Match Pell Grant scholarships to rising costs of living in 2011 by indexing it to the Consumer Price index and adding 1 percent.
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— Invest $3 billion in college access and completion support programs, including the College Access Challenge Grant program. — Expand and strengthen Perkins Loan program to include significantly more colleges and provide the program with more reliable forms of credit from the federal government. — Simplify Free Application for Federal Student Aid by allowing students and families to transfer information from their tax returns to the form. — Provide loan forgiveness for members of the military called to duty in the middle of the academic year.
ISAAC SMITH | D AILY E GYPTIAN Gary Showalter, a senior music education major and a resident assistant for Neely Hall, plays air hockey with hall resident 21-year-old Cornelius McCullough, a junior business management major.
— Keep interest rates low on need-based or subsidized federal student loans by making interest rates variable beginning in 2012. Source: U.S. Department of Education
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The Pell Grant would increase from $5,350 to $5,550 next year and to $6,900 by 2019, Gillies said. Starting in 2011, it would also match up with cost of living increases, he said. “This is landmark legislation,” said Dave Gross, SIU spokesman. “This is President Barack Obama’s big push to increase the number of college degrees in the country.” Gross said the bill is part of Obama’s plan to encourage
he battle has just begun on this bill. — Dave Gross SIU spokeman
more degree attainment in the United States. The plan, he said, is to have a 55 percent degree attainment rate in the country for people between the ages of 25 and 34 by 2025. The United States is ninth in the world in terms of degree attainment, Gross said. Japan and Canada, world leaders in the category, are at 55 and 54 percent, he said, while the United States stands at 34 percent. “Obama’s looking at that and seeing a competitive disadvantage,” Gross said. Linda Clemons, financial aid director, said by eliminating the Federal Family Education Loan program, the federal government would force colleges and universities to convert to the Federal Direct Loan program, which the Carbondale campus switched to years ago. According to the U.S. Department of Education Web site, about 1,700 schools are involved in the direct loan program and 4,500 colleges would need to make the switch if the bill passes. Gross said the problem is many students are recipients of the Monetary Award Program, which more than 5,000
students on the Carbondale campus receive, and if they don’t enroll because they believe the program is unfunded, they lose out on the Pell Grant as well. “If the kid is not enrolled because they think the MAP program is broke, then they’re not going to be able to access that Pell program either,” Gross said. “So, it’s actually a doubleloss to the university as well.” Gross said he believes the Senate will not pass the bill easily, largely because of the private lending institutions that oppose the legislation. Private institutions are making the argument that they should have a role in this, Gross said, because they provide capital and are an important source of student loans. “The battle has just begun on this bill,” Gross said. “It’s going to be fascinating to see how it moves through the Senate and what ultimately comes out of this.” Madeleine Leroux can be reached at 536-3311 ext. 254.
Pell Grant information for Illinois 12th congressional district* Fiscal Year 2010 Pell Dollars:
(If passed) Total Pell Dollars from Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act:
Number of Fiscal Year 2010 Pell Students:
* Illinois 12th congressional district consists of Jackson, Williamson, St. Clare, Monroe, Perry, Randolph, Franklin, Union, Alexander and Pulaski counties.
Source: U.S. Department of Education
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Corrections In the Tuesday edition of the Daily Egyptian the story “Clarification needed in sexual harassment procedures” should have said the Faculty Association used John Y. Simon’s case to show what it called a double standard in the way the university handles sexual harassment allegations. The Daily Egyptian regrets this error. If you spot an error, please contact the DAILY EGYPTIAN at 536-3311, ext. 253.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Old Main starts to serve students Carrie Mulderink DAILY EGYPTIAN CRASH1@SIU.EDU
Few students can be spotted among the approximately 80 SIUC faculty members who dine at Old Main each day. Staff of the restaurant, located on the second floor of the Student Center, kicked off a new initiative this year to attract more students, said supervisor Valeen Piper. In an effort to bring in more student customers, the restaurant now offers a coupon card for a free meal after 10 purchased meals, Piper said. A buy-one-get-one-free card can also be found in each Dawg Book, she said. She said not many restaurant-goers have taken advantage of the discounts yet, but she hopes that changes once people notice fliers for the restaurant on campus that advertise the campaign. Old Main’s entrance sign, “students welcomed,” would also help eliminate the misconception that only teachers are allowed to eat at the restaurant, Piper said. “Students will enjoy many of the 18 menu selections,” Piper said. “They will also like the Thanksgiving Feast and Holiday Dinner we host.” Piper said the casual-style restaurant, open from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, offers a mix of healthy and comfort food. One can also experience a tasteful and cheap dinner at the same time, Piper said. The buffet, the menu’s most expensive item, is priced at $7.29. Bryson Orr, a junior from Champaign study-
ing mechanical engineering, said he has never been to Old Main, but said the discount card and buy-one-get-one-free initiative would help bring in more students to the restaurant. Many students don’t have much money and always look for places to get a discount, he said. Restaurant staff members have strived to create healthier menu options as well, Piper said. This year, the Reuben sandwich was booted off the menu for a healthier turkey sandwich, Piper said. She said recent encouragement from the university to make smarter food choices sparked a desire among the restaurant’s workers to alter the menu. Old Main has been a part of the campus for more than a century, Piper said. A desire among the SIUC community to offer quality meals to students and faculty drove Old Main’s creation, Piper said. She said she does not know of any other school that houses a restaurant similar to Old Main. Justin Williams, a senior from St. Louis studying pre-medicine, said he never heard of the restaurant before he saw it two years ago. “I came in and really liked the food,” Williams said. “I have come back at least a few times.” Piper said she encourages more students to broaden their horizons and try some offerings. The staff wants to serve more students a fresh, well-rounded meal, Piper said. Carrie Mulderink can be reached at 536-3311 ext. 255.
“I think they have some people here that know what they’re doing CONTINUED FROM 1 and can really be of great benSidney Logwood, owner efit to them,” he said. “I think it’s of Southern Que Barbecue in a resource that just needs to be tapped into more.” Carbondale, also said Lindberg said the center helped him small business with his business plan. think it’s a would continue to Logwood said the resource that flourish because center helps people many owners are package good ideas into just needs to be to the something sellable. tapped into more. attracted quality of life in “I tell people all — Sidney Logwood southern Illinois. the time, instead of owner of Southern Que Barbecue “There are talking about looking always new people for jobs, you might need to make your job, and small coming into the area and there are business affords you that opportu- people from here that have new ideas,” she said. “And that just gives nity,” he said. However, Logwood said a lot of you opportunity.” people are missing out on a valuable service by not seeking help from the Nick Johnson can be reached Small Business Development Center. at 536-3311 ext. 255.
ISAAC SMITH| D AILY E GYPTIAN Joseph Graziano, a 28-year-old senior majoring in civil engineering, eats at the Old Main Restaurant on the second floor of the Student Center Tuesday
Quinn vows to restore low-income student funding Sophia Tareen
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
C H I CAG O — Gov. Pat Quinn brushed off accusations from a political rival on Tuesday that he helped create the funding shortage he is now trying to fix with Illinois’ largest financial aid program for college students. The Illinois Monetary Award Program, or MAP, helps more than 200,000 Illinois students pay for college. But it faces a $200 million shortfall under state budget cuts and won’t be able to fund about 140,000 low-income students in the second half of the 2009-2010 academic year. Quinn told hundreds of students during a rally at the University of Illinois’ Chicago
campus that he would restore program funding. Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, Quinn’s challenger in the February primary, said the Chicago Democrat signed off on the budget cuts and was being hypocritical for trying to solve the problem now. “How do you justify laying the blame so squarely on others even though as the governor you have had the authority all along either to push to fund the program fully, or to restore funding?” Hynes, a three-term Democratic comptroller, said in a statement Tuesday. Both Democrat and Republican leaders have said that restoring MAP funding was at the top of their agenda for a veto session next month. Quinn dismissed Hayes’ criticism,
saying he inherited a “fiscal calamity” with the budget when he took over after former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was impeached and ousted in January. “We had certain fiscal needs that we had to attend to, for example Medicaid, group health insurance for the state of Illinois, adult education,” he told reporters after Tuesday’s rally. “There will always be ankle-biters over on the sidelines ... The comptroller wasn’t part of the solution and it doesn’t appear he ever will be.” Quinn said a cigarette tax could be a short term solution to restoring funding. Earlier this year, he proposed a $1 cigarette tax that he estimated would generate $365 million in revenue by its second year. A pared down bill won approval in the Illinois Senate but stalled in the House.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Philippines death toll rises as new storms brew Teresa Cerojano THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
M A N I L A , Philippines — Rescuers pulled more bodies from swollen rivers and debris-strewn streets Tuesday to bring the death toll from massive flooding in the northern Philippines to 240, while two new storms brewing in the Pacific threatened to complicate relief efforts. The homes of nearly 1.9 million people in the capital and surrounding areas were inundated by flooding unleashed when Tropical Storm Ketsana tore through the region over the weekend, the National Disaster Coordinating Council said Tuesday. Nearly 380,000 people have sought shelter in schools, churches and other evacuation centers. Overwhelmed officials have called for international aid, warning they may not have sufficient resources to withstand two new storms forecasters have spotted east of the island nation in the Pacific Ocean. One could hit the northern Philippines later this week and the other early next week, although meteorologists say that could change.
Ketsana, which scythed across the northern Philippines on Saturday, dumped more than a month’s worth of rain in just 12 hours, fueling the worst flooding to hit the country in more than 40 years. Troops, police and volunteers have already rescued more than 12,359 people, but unconfirmed reports of more deaths abound, Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro said. He told a news conference that help from foreign governments will ensure that the Philippine government can continue its relief work. “We are trying our level best to provide basic necessities, but the potential for a more serious situation is there,” Teodoro said. “We cannot wait for that to happen.” Authorities announced Tuesday that a dam in northern Bulacan province had to release water for the second time in days in order to prevent a spill and urged villagers downstream to expect rising water levels. Even the country’s communist guerrillas said they would hold off on assaults and help villagers recover from the storm.
The extent of devastation became clearer Monday as TV networks broadcast images of mud-covered communities, cars upended on city streets and reported huge numbers of villagers without drinking water, food and power. In Manila’s suburban Marikina city, a sofa hung from electric wires. Since the storm struck, the gov-
ernment has declared a “state of calamity” in metropolitan Manila and 25 storm-hit provinces, allowing officials to use emergency funds for relief and rescue. Resident Jeff Aquino said floodwaters rose to his home’s third floor at the height of the storm. Aquino, his wife, three young children and two nephews spent
that night on their roof without food and water, mixing infant formula for his 2-year-old twins with the falling rain. Rescuers pulled a mud-splattered body of a woman from the swollen Marikina river Monday. About eight hours later, police found three more bodies from the brownish waters.
History or no mystery? IOC has a statement to make Nancy Armour
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CO P EN H AG EN — Rio or Chicago? Risk vs. reliable. For the International Olympic Committee, the biggest decision in choosing the city to host the 2016 Games is what statement it wants to send the world. Does it make the bold, transformational choice of Rio de Janeiro, giving the Olympics to South America for the first time? Or does it play it safe and head for the familiar shores of the United States and, perhaps, a more lucrative games? “Policy wise, the IOC has to decide if we’re ready to go to a new continent,” longtime IOC member
Dick Pound said. “That’s the biggest paradigm shift. Is the time right?” Rio certainly thinks so. The city didn’t even make the finals when it bid for the Olympics in 2004 and 2012. Now, however, Brazil has one of the world’s largest economies and its international stature is growing. South America is also home to 400 million people, bid committee leader Carlos Arthur Nuzman said, a population that could ensure the Olympic movement’s legacy for generations to come. And, Rio leaders say, given any chance they get, it is time. When Rio traveled to Switzerland in June to present its bid to IOC members, the high-
light of its passionate appeal was a large map showing where all the Olympics have been held. Dots blanketed Europe, Asia and North America. The entire South American continent was bare. “The Olympic movement is a global movement, so it has to be global. It has to go to all the continents, all the countries, all the areas of the world,” Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes said Tuesday. “We’re pretty emotional here at this moment because we know it’s a very important moment for a city that has a lot to give. It’s going to change forever the Olympic movement.” IOC members acknowledge there is large appeal in going some-
where new. That Rio’s plan is technically strong only strengthens its case, making it a slight favorite over Chicago ahead of Friday’s vote. Madrid and Tokyo both seem to have faded, done in largely by geography. Though the IOC doesn’t have an official continental rotation, European cities are hosting the 2012 and ‘14 games, while last year’s Beijing Olympics are still fresh in members’ minds. Of course, for all the handicapping, nothing is ever as certain as it seems. The vagaries of the IOC’s voting system make it that any of the four could go out in the first round, and ballrooms across the globe are littered with supposed favorites who
didn’t win the ultimate prize. In fact, the key to victory often depends on picking up those second- and thirdchoice votes. The city receiving the fewest votes is eliminated after each round until one candidate has a majority. The vote is expected to go the maximum three rounds. And Rio is not without its drawbacks. Though the homicide rate in the city of 6 million dropped to 33 per 100,000 people last year from 39 per 100,000 the year before, that’s still well above Chicago, Madrid or Tokyo. Major highways, including one that links the international airport to the beaches, are periodically shut down by shootouts.
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Kenny Barker, age 59, has sorted recyclables for the last six and a half months at the Southern Recycling Center in Carbondale. He took the job after an 18-month stretch of unemployment; he was laid off from his previous occupation as a van driver for the railroad. Barker said his job has become even more important to him, not just because it’s his only source of income (25 hours a week), but it’s also a distraction from the recent loss of his wife Linda Barker who died July 23. “I keep my mind on my work,” he said. “If I don’t, I start to break down.” Barker, along with his fellow workers, is an example of how the economic crisis has caused hard times throughout the country.
Many seek any type of work, even those qualified for more skilled positions take what they can find simply to pay the bills. Working alongside Barker is 27-yearold Taylor Neuenschwander. He has worked for Southern Recycling for two months and was previously a sales associate at Macy’s. He said he was looking for a job in retail, but couldn’t find an employer. “The retail business took a major dip. This was a last-minute job,” he said about his employment at the recycling center. Richard Reitenbach, a friend of Neuenschwander, is a 21-year-old junior in political science and economics. He has worked alongside Neuenschwander for one and a half months sorting recycling. He said he took the job as a way to get
by while hoping for a better job. According to The Board of Labor Statistics Web site, Illinois’ unemployment for August is at 10 percent with a mass lay-off statistic of 7,432 claims. This shows a generally static growth in unemployment and a dramatic drop in mass layoff claims since March. However, with national economists offering contrasting opinions on whether the nation has seen the worst of the recession, it cannot be assumed these numbers represent a trend. But, it is often seen that the southern Illinois region falls somewhat behind the trends of the nation, or even the northern half of the state, with recovery probably coming at a later date than the rest.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
CONSTRUCTION CREWS CHIP AWAY
ISAAC SMITH | D AILY E GYPTIAN
Arthur Gibbs, of Carbondale, works for E. T. Simonds Construction Company milling down the existing pavement on Washington Street Monday. The company was contracted by the city through the state to resurface the road. The project is being
funded by federal stimulus package money. E. T. Simonds will be doing work on portions of North Oakland Street, Washington Street and Wall Street. Kenny Brumleve, an employee of the company, said the crews should be finished within two weeks.
WEDNESDAY 9/30 Castle Perilous: Warhammer and Lucky Thirteen gaming Booby’s: Family Stump (rustic Americana and roots music) PK’s: Bone Dry River Band (insurgent Americana) Gatsby’s: Live DJ
FRIDAY 10/2 Cali’s: Live DJ Big Muddy Independent Media Center: Film screening and discussion Gatsby’s: Live DJ Global Gourmet: Casey Smith (harp)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Calendar of events Stix: Live DJ Tres Hombres: Alex Kirt and Tim Whiteford (American roots music) Student Center Ohio Room - SIUC Campus: Latino Heritage Month presents Joseph Young’s “Democracy, Development and Everyday Violence: Latin America in the 21st Century” (lecture) Tres Hombres: DJ Nasty Nate Stix: Live DJ Morris Library Auditorium - SIUC Campus: John Downing and Herman Peterson present “The Dupes” (Philosophy and Film Club movie screening and discussion)
THURSDAY 10/1 Castle Perilous: Heroclix gaming Longbranch Coffeehouse: Banned Book Week readings Booby’s: Great Affairs Gatsby’s: DJ L.A.
SATURDAY 10/3 Castle Perilous: Yu Gi Oh! Gaming Cali’s: DJ Poin Booby’s: Slappin’ Henry Blue (Tawl blues) Cousin Andy’s: Ronny Cox and Jack Williams (singer/ songwriter)
Stix: Live DJ Morris Library Auditorium - SIUC Campus: Banned Books Week (community discussion) Student Center Big Muddy Room - SIUC Campus: Latino Heritage Month presents “I Speak Spanish, but I’m Not Mexican” (cultural presentations)
Gatsby’s: Live DJ Stix: Live DJ Traz: Live DJ Rustle Hill Winery - Cobden: Breeden, Bradley and Maze
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Across 1 Used a spade 4 “Look what I did!” 8 Accident 14 Fertility lab eggs 15 Baghdad’s country 16 Francia neighbor 17 *Evil Asian doctor in Sax Rohmer novels 19 Contaminates 20 Blow, as one’s lines 21 “There oughta be __” 23 South American mountain chain 24 Second largest planet 26 Scalawag 28 Seek damages 29 Category 30 Polish Nobelist Walesa 33 Workout aftereffects 36 “We’ll always have __”: Rick, to Ilsa, in “Casablanca” 38 “Get off the stage!” 39 Satisfied laugh
41 Transfers to a central computer 43 Whisperer’s target 44 Smooths, as wood 46 Wetlands bird 47 Compact __ 49 Sheet on the road, perhaps 50 Cartoonist’s frame 51 Like steamy prose 53 Ogden native 57 Alexander of “Seinfeld” 59 Truth stretcher 61 Daffy 62 Thunderstruck 64 Each answer to a starred clue is a type of this 66 Wall Street worker 67 Yemen coastal city 68 “__-Tiki” 69 Tijuana snooze 70 Lean to one side, at sea 71 Lay down the lawn
Down 1 Tips in a gentlemanly manner 2 Soft palate dangler 3 Full range 4 Main element in pewter 5 Mysterious 6 Wonka’s creator 7 Sea-life displays 8 Queens ballplayer 9 Violinist Stern 10 __ cord: chiropractor’s concern 11 *Scooter feature 12 Pot starter 13 Student’s permission slip 18 Maligning sort 22 *Tusked mammal 25 Deteriorates, as iron 27 Hop along happily 31 Programmer’s output 32 Emcee 33 Served perfectly 34 Indian spiced tea
35 *Trotter’s footwear item 36 *Eyebrow cosmetic applicator 37 Hard rain? 40 Café lightener 42 Dakota Native American 45 Point in math class? 48 Froggy chorus 50 Foiled villain’s shout
Horoscopes By Linda C. Black
Today’s Birthday — Make long-range plans with your loved ones this year. List all the craziest goals and destinations and then come up with lists of what you’d have to do to make that happen. You’ll be amazed. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — The work will get done. You’ll make sure that happens. Get help from a partner who already knows how to do the job. Tuesday’s answers
52 First stage 54 Pawns 55 Cold sufferer’s outburst 56 Incessantly 57 Setup punches 58 Prefix with culture 60 Bavaria-based automaker 63 Musical syllable 65 “The Closer” TV station
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Continue to proceed with caution. Follow through with the things on your list. It’s OK to start new projects, too. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Whatever worked yesterday won’t work today. Take a practical view. By the end of the day you’ll be back on top. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — You thought you knew exactly what the score was ... and you were wrong. Now, take charge and fix your mistakes.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 5 — Let a partner deal with some of your worries. Settle back into your regular routine; it’ll be relaxing.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — You have to say what’s on your mind several times. You’re the only person who’s bored. Others need to hear it.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is an 8 — You’re doing well at keeping the details together. If you don’t feel up to the challenge, hide out and wait.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 5 — You tune right into what others need. Once you get started, helping them is easy. Assert yourself as needed.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 6 — More family time is required. Listen to a shy person. It’ll take a while, but you’ll learn a lot about this person.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — If you’re sure that you’ll care about the issues next week, hold your ground. If you don’t care, don’t cry.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — Your genial attitude makes you easy to be around. If you really want them to mind you, however, be a bit more strict.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Look into your heart before you make a commitment. You’ll waffle during the day. By tonight you’ll have decided.
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Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.
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WHEPEN Answer here: Monday’s answers
Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.
AND ( (Answers tomorrow) ) Jumbles: QUEUE TEPID FAUCET CARBON Answer: What she bought for her boyfriend — A “BEAU” TIE
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Young Blackhawks set higher goals Rick Gano
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHICAGO — The short offseason was an eventful one for the Chicago Blackhawks. Four months after they skated off after a loss in the Western Conference finals, they’re ready to make another run at the Stanley Cup. They’ve won over their city, that’s for sure. On a Saturday night when college football and baseball were in full swing, the Blackhawks sold nearly 20,000 tickets to a preseason game. They open the season against Florida in back-to-back games in Heilsinki, Finland, on Oct. 2-3. Goals for coach Joel Quenneville and his young and spirited team are simple. “We want to look to try to win our division,” Quenneville said. “If you can be ahead of Detroit, you’ve accomplished a lot.” The Blackhawks finished second in the Central Division of the West to the Red Wings last season before losing the conference finals to Detroit in five games, three which went to overtime. Like most teams in the West, getting past Detroit is one of the season goals. Quenneville figures his team is no longer considered a “maybe” in the West. “We feel we’re going to get challenged more than we were last year. And so we’ve got to be expecting with a younger team to improve regularly here,” said Quenneville, who took over four games into last season when Denis Savard was fired. With the NHL’s youngest team a year ago, the Blackhawks made the playoffs for the first time in seven years and beat Calgary and Vancouver in the first two rounds before running into the Red Wings. With stars Jonathan Toews (69 points last year) and Patrick Kane (70) entering their third seasons and another offensive threat in Kris Versteeg (headed into second full season), the Blackhawks will still rely on youth. The 20-year-old Kane, the top pick in the 2007 draft and the rookie of the year in 2007-08, made headlines off the ice this offseason when
JULIAN H. GONZALEZ | M C C LATCHY TRIBUNE Detroit Red Wings’ Daniel Cleary and Chicago Blackhawks goalie Cristobal Huet watch the puck go over their heads during first period action in Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference finals May 27 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. he was arrested for an altercation with a cab driver in his hometown of Buffalo. Kane and his cousin, James Kane, pleaded guilty to a non-criminal charge of disorderly conduct and were given conditional discharges. Kane, who has apologized to fans and family for the distraction, has apparently put the incident behind him. The Blackhawks hope he is just as dangerous this season as he was a year ago. “It’s incredible how sneaky he is out there and hard to control and hard to handle,” defenseman Brian Campbell said. “You don’t want to lunge too hard at him or go too hard at him because he either beats you with a pass or he’s going to beat you one-on-one.” The Blackhawks also drew unwanted attention for some front office moves. General manager Dale Tallon was demoted and replaced by Stan Bowman after the Blackhawks were late in getting qualifying offers out to restricted free agents. Chicago didn’t re-sign leading scorer Martin Havlat or last year’s top goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, both of whom were free agents. Their big offseason pickup was Marian Hossa, who had 40 goals for
the Red Wings last season. Hossa got a whopping 12-year contract that the NHL said it was studying. But he needed shoulder surgery and will be out at least until November. When he does join the lineup, the Hawks are expecting a big production. Hossa has played in the last two Stanley Cup finals — on the loser both times, with the Red Wings last season and the Penguins in 2008. “I just think he enhances our overall lineup,” Quenneville said. “As coaches, you can’t have any more options with him around. You can put him anywhere and with anybody.” The Blackhawks feature another offensive threat in left wing Patrick Sharp, who had 26 goals last season, a good passer in center Dave Bolland and a physical crease-buster in linebacker-like Dustin Byfuglien. One of the team’s biggest questions is whether Cristobal Huet, in the second-year of a 4-year, $24.45 million deal, can give the Hawks what they got from Khabibulin — especially in the postseason. Chicago must also find a reliable backup between Corey Crawford and Antti Niemi, who spent most of last season in the minors.
!"#$%&'()*&+,The Seattle Seahawks unveiled alternative jerseys on Sunday to much derision from fans and media.What is the worst jersey you have ever seen?
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This one is a no brainer; it has to be the one-time only White Sox jerseys in 1976. I mean really, shorts and collared shirts? What were they thinking? And eww, navy blue and white do not go together. Someone with any kind of fashion sense obviously did not design them.
In the 1980s, the Vancouver Canucks were wearing these hilarious jerseys with a giant V pattern. The V was orange and yellow on a black background and kind of stuck out like a sore thumb. The problem? It didn’t exactly look like a hockey jersey. It looked like an over-sized shirt their grandmothers bought them. If the V wasn’t there, I imagine the Canucks would have forgot which team they played on, eh? Well, I guess if the Panthers were looking for a way to get rid of Jake Delhomme …
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MEMORIES CONTINUED FROM
McAndrew Stadium was constructed during the Great Depression as part of the Works Progress Administration for $150,000. Except for renovations in 1973, the stadium has largely remained the same since its inception. The new stadium is part of the $83 million Saluki Way project, which includes renovations to SIU Arena. Diane Richey, who graduated with her masters in 2000, said she has come to every game at McAndrew for the past “15-to-20” years with her husband, former SIU linebacker Gordon Richey. Richey said she has been impressed with the way the athletic department has been handling the goodbye.
the mountains were multi-colored buildings that looked like Lego creations. Because that wasn’t ugly enough, they wrapped a rainbow around the whole jersey. I am pretty colorblind as it is, but these jerseys had me wishing I saw in only black and white.
“With my husband being a letterman, they have a really wonderful weekend planned for those letterman on the final game,” Richey said. “All of the family is going to be coming down to celebrate it. It’s going to be a family affair, to say the least.” Richey also said although McAndrew holds sentimental value, change will be a good thing for the program. “I always think change is a good thing, but there are a lot of memories here for my family,” Richey said. “Our kids came here; we played here; and our whole family is SIU graduates. There are a lot of memories here — but change is good.” The Salukis have only three regular season home games left at McAndrew, with the last game
Nov.14 against Missouri State. Athletic Director Mario Moccia said he hopes many former players and coaches will come back to celebrate the history of McAndrew Stadium. Not all people are so attached to the stadium though. Harold Wilson, of Harrisburg, said he never went to SIU but has been attending games at McAndrew for the past 15 years. Wilson said all that matters to him is the action on the field. “Doesn’t matter to me if they tear this place down, move it away; they can do whatever they want,” Wilson said. “I come here for the games, not the stadium.” Ryan Voyles can be reached at 536-3311, ext. 261
Mickelson poised for yet another run at Tiger Doug Ferguson
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
O R L A N D O — Even after eight decades of golf, Arnold Palmer is vulnerable to a few surprises. In this case, both occurred on the same day. He watched the final round of the Tour Championship, where Tiger Woods started two shots out of the lead and didn’t make a birdie until the 15th hole. By then, Phil Mickelson blew past everyone and won by three shots. “I was a little surprised at Tiger,” Palmer said Tuesday at his Bay Hill Club. “If you just watch him like I do — and I’ve watched him since he was a little guy — just the way he walks, the way he holds himself, it amazed me he didn’t win. That was my reaction.” And then came a bigger surprise. Did he ever imagine seeing two fierce rivals posing on the 18th green while holding their own trophy? Palmer threw his head back and laughed. “No, but that’s good,” he said. “I did think about that. I just didn’t put it that context.” Sunday at East Lake presented a bizarre scene, for sure, when Mickelson rallied to win the Tour Championship and Woods did enough on the back nine to cap-
ture the FedEx Cup. The PGA Tour could not have asked for a better finish to its FedEx Cup. Golf is at its most interesting when Woods and Mickelson are on top of their games. The question is how long this will last. The next time Woods and Mickelson play against each other — assuming they aren’t partners in the Presidents Cup — is scheduled to be the HSBC Championship in Shanghai the first week of November. The better barometer will be in 2010. The way he won and the player he beat must have made Mickelson wish that next year started next week. He had been hitting the ball well enough to contend just about every week. His driving — higher launch, less spin, straighter than ever — was superb at East Lake. The problem was his putting, which was so bad that Mickelson asked his caddie for suggestions. Jim “Bones” MacKay jumped at the chance to help, and spent the Monday after the BMW Championship searching for Dave Stockton’s phone number. “Bones came up with the idea,” Mickelson said. “I said, ‘Bones, for two years I’ve been kind of floundering here, not having the right direction. I want you to think about it.’ He came back the next day and he said, ‘I think
you should call Dave Stockton.’” Mickelson and Stockton hooked up in San Diego, and Stockton encouraged him to return to his putting style of old — a forward press with his hands, which Mickelson had been doing since he was a kid. The move felt natural, and the results were astounding. He one-putted 36 times over 72 holes at East Lake. “I feel like I have some direction now on where I want to go with my putter,” Mickelson said. “I felt like I’ve been hitting it this well for quite some time since working with Butch (Harmon), and yet I have not had the results. To be able to put it all together from tee-to-green, as well as on the green, feels great.” He looked so good that NBC Sports analyst Johnny Miller suggested Mickelson could win PGA Tour player of the year. Mickelson is talented enough to do that. So, too, is the guy he has been trying to chase for the better part of a dozen years. Even a player of Mickelson’s caliber — 37 career victories on the PGA Tour and three majors — still needs more than one tournament to show that he is up to the challenge. Because what the last decade has shown is that when Mickelson appears ready to challenge, Woods always seems to have an answer.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sports DA I LY E G Y P T I A N
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Blumhorst blooms in second season Derek Robbins DAILY EGYPTIAN DROBBINS@SIU.EDU
The 12-1 SIU volleyball team is going through a youth movement defensively. Sophomore Lauren Blumhorst is the team’s libero, defensive specialist and is second on the team in digs with 173, seven behind team leader junior outside hitter Jennifer Berwanger. Blumhorst had 155 digs all of last season. “She has advanced a ton,” senior outside hitter Kelsie Laughlin said. “I see her all over the place this year. When she first came here, she was great at digging but I think she was nervous with it being her first year.” Blumhorst saw action in 26 matches last year, but started in only six. This season, she is the starting libero for the Salukis. Laughlin said a big part in her advancement this year has been the enthusiasm Blumhorst brings to the court and her ability to pick up the team and keep her composure. Laughlin said Blumhorst also keeps the team relaxed and is able to lighten the mood. “Whenever we get an ace, if you watch her she’ll slide into the middle on her knees,” Laughlin said. “She is so short you can hardly see it, but she’ll just get in there screaming and it makes us laugh and helps us out.” Blumhorst leads the Salukis in total attacks on reception with 224 and in digs per set with 3.93. Both
numbers are up from last year when she had 169 total attacks on reception and got 1.89 digs per set. Blumhorst’s improved play gives her teammates confidence in her abilities. “I think she’s a great player,” Berwanger said. “I am comfortable with her in the back row, she gets a lot of balls that I should get to that she can. She has stepped it up and is doing amazing in that libero position.” The sophomore said her hard work is why she is seeing an improvement this season. “I love playing volleyball. I’m just very hard on myself when it comes to anything, be it school or the game,” Blumhorst said. Blumhorst is not a stranger to success. She was a four-year letter winner at her high school, leading Maroa-Forsyth to a 101-8 record during her tenure. She also led her team to two conference championships and in her senior year, placed third place in the state tournament. She led her team in digs that season and was named team captain. Blumhorst hopes to bring that kind of success to SIU this year. “We will make the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. I mean if we didn’t it would be a huge disappointment,” Blumhorst said. “We definitely have a chance to win it all, we just have to play great as a team.” Derek Robbins can be reached at 536-3311, ext. 261.
EDYTA BŁASZCZYK | D AILY E GYPTIAN Sophomore libero Lauren Blumhorst goes for a dig during a practice Tuesday at Davies Gym.
Fans recall fond memories in McAndrew Tricia Rochman, a Carbondale resident and longtime Saluki season ticket holder, cheers on the Salukis during the Southwest Baptist game Sept. 19 game. The 2009 season is the final year at McAndrew Stadium and some fans have expressed their excitement for the changes in the future stadium. EDYTA BŁASZCZYK D AILY E GYPTIAN
“It will always bring back good memories” Ryan Voyles DAILY EGYPTIAN
For Alan Summers, letting go of the past is not so bad. Summers, a 1973 SIU graduate
from West Frankfort, is among the fans who have traveled to Carbondale to partake in the final season of McAndrew Stadium, the home of the Salukis since 1937. The team will move into its new home next season. Summers said he tries to come to at least one game every year, and even though the stadium is on its
last legs, it still means a lot to him. “Even though it’s old and dark in spots, it just has that special feeling to it. There’s an aura of excitement here,” Summers said. “It will be nice to have a new one, but it’s too bad to see this one go.” See MEMORIES | 11
Masters of McAndrew Sports Desk DAILY EGYPTIAN
Editor’s note: This is the second part of the Sport Desk’s tribute to McAndrew Stadium and its history. Each week, the sports staff will draft a position to make its All-McAndrew football team. This week: All-McAndrew running back. Derek Robbins selects: Brandon Jacobs Brandon Jacobs only played in one full season with SIU, but what a season it was. He ran for 992 yards and averaged 6.6 yards per carry, the highest average in SIU history. He also scored 19 touchdowns, which was one short of the school’s all-time leader, Muhammad Abdulqaadir. He was one of the most physically dominant backs in the Football Championship Subdivision. Jacobs’ success in the NFL has also added to his legacy. Jacobs, to use Madden terminology, is a truck stick. He can throw off tacklers with ease, power through defenses and
hits harder than most linebackers. On top of all that, Jacobs is a Super Bowl champion and one of the most prominent Salukis. Ryan Voyles selects: Tom Koutsos Brandon Jacobs is definitely a beast, but I’ll go with one of the original beasts in the backfield, Tom Koutsos. He did not go on to win a Super Bowl ring or dominate the Canadian Football League as Arkee Whitlock has, but Koutsos is still a legend in SIU football. Koutsos was a huge part of the Saluki turnaround that started at the turn of the 21st century, consistently putting up 100-yard games between 1999-2001, then again in 2003 after bouncing back from an injury to finish his SIU career with a record 22 100-yard games. He also still holds the record for rushing yards (4,715), rushing attempts (988) and career rushing touchdowns (52). As great as Whitlock played at SIU, this is about the AllMcAndrew squad and the Salukis’ all-time leading rusher deserves his place.