Fun is not a word commonly associated with childhood cancer. Up ‘Til Dawn aims to make that possible with its upcoming annual event. For the past several years SIU has been one of many schools to host the nationwide annual event, Up ‘Til Dawn. The upcoming event will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 at exactly 11:59 p.m. and continues throughout the early morning hours, ending at 6 a.m. on Nov. 17 at the Student Recreation Center. The event is known to raise thousands of dollars in effort to provide funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s is internationally known for being one of the biggest non-profit cancer research facilities that specializes in children. Although the event is not until November, the board members have been preparing months in advance for this event. Last week for National Cancer Awareness week, the board promoted within the students community in preparation for Up ‘Til Dawn. Jennifer Thomas, a senior from Taylorville studying communication disorders and sciences and Up ‘Til Dawn executive board member, said this year is going to be completely different, because each individual must raise at least $100 to be able to participate in the event. “Hundreds of schools participated, but recently St. Jude has changed the event and now students must raise their money prior to the event instead of writing letters at the event,” said Andrew Morgan, associate dean of students and Up ‘Til Dawn’s advisor. In addition to some of the
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Attendees stand in line Saturday for the Tau Kappa Epsilon 4th Annual Hog Roast at its fraternity house. Tau Kappa Epsilon Vice President Justin Manack said they were preparing all night cooking the 200-pound pig. “We have the pig roast every family weekend so that the family’s can see what we do,” Manack said. A portion of the proceeds was donated to St. Jude’s Hospital. changes made to Up ‘Til Dawn, there will be no event theme this year. Participants will still be able to partake in various activities, win prizes, receive free food and earn community service hours. These changes were made so participants
The university will celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning History Month throughout October with a range of events in honor of the LGBTQ community. Working in conjunction with the LGBTQ Resource Center in the Center for Inclusive Excellence, SIU will host several acclaimed speakers as well as workshops and public health seminars geared toward LGBTQ issues. Wendy Weinhold, director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, said LGBTQ History Month is important to the solidarity and identity of all students on the campus and in the community. “LGBTQ History Month in October is an opportunity for us to reflect on the diversity of our community and to celebrate what it means to be LGBTQ and what it means to be a Saluki,” said Wendy Weinhold. Most of the speaker-oriented events are
could enjoy their time at the event. During the past several years, student participants were able to attend the event after providing 20 addresses of potential donors. Some of the festivities students were able to participate in at last year’s Up ‘Til Dawn were costume
concentrated in the first two weeks around National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. The first is Oct. 2, when the LGBTQ Resource Center will partner with Saluki Rainbow Network and Rainbow Café, a community youth group sponsored by the Church of the Good Shepard and the Unitarian Fellowship, to bring in Jamie Nabozny, the subject of the documentary “Bullied.” Nabozny is a victim of bullying and was constantly harassed throughout middle and high school for being gay while school administrators did nothing to stop or prevent the abuse. With help from the Lamda Legal Defense, a legal organization specializing in LGBTQ court cases, Nabozny won a federal lawsuit against the administrators, the story of which is told in “Bullied.” He will be on campus for a viewing of his movie followed by a discussion of his experiences Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Kaskaskia Room of the Student Center. Please see MONTH | 3
photo booths, giant inflatable balls and there was also a performance by the university’s Fatal Fusion Dance team. “We have a lot of fun things for this year, you will have to come to the event to see what they are,” Thomas said. The executive board has high hopes
Three million Americans are living with a disease without a cure and southern Illinois is coming together to help. According to an assessment done by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, life expectancy of people with Type 1 diabetes shows, to date, they are living much longer than they have historically. The assessment also showed the general female population tends to have shorter life expectancy than men with Type 1 diabetes. The association announced both of these trends Sept. 25, in its 2013 meeting. Diabetes research is an important topic everywhere, including southern Illinois, where the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes is taking place Oct. 26 at the campus boat docks. The fundraiser organizers are expecting to raise $30,000 with more than 300 walkers, said Gayla Borgognoni, a fundraiser organizer, and many local businesses are supporting the walk. JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes, and aims to remove the impact
for the outcome of this year’s event despite the changes. As of Sept. 30, registered teams have jointly raised $4,992 in pre-event funds, which has already been donated to St. Jude. Please see DAWN | 3
of Type 1 diabetes, which affects roughly three million Americans, according to JDRF statistics. Borgognoni said because of her circumstances, she is anxious for a cure. Three years ago, Borgognoni said her youngest grandson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “Since then, I’ve found out how difficult living with Type 1 diabetes is, and the complications,” Borgognoni said. “I wanted to do something with a purpose after I retired and I thought this would be something that would be beneficial to my grandson and other people who had Type 1 diabetes.” Borgognoni said last year during the first JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in southern Illinois, the group raised about $20,000. Despite taking place in Carbondale, Borgognoni said she hopes everyone from all over southern Illinois, including SIU students, will try to participate. “I want to emphasize that just because this is in Carbondale, does not mean that it is limited to Carbondale,” Borgognoni said. “I’m trying to get a response.” Please see DIABETES | 3
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More babies share parents’ beds despite SIDS risks LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press CHICAGO — The government’s latest infant bed-sharing numbers show a troubling trend: the percentage of U.S. babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled since the early 1990s, despite public health messages linking the practice with sudden infant death syndrome. Nearly 14 percent of adults, mostly mothers, surveyed in 2010 said their infants usually shared a bed, either with parents or another child, instead of sleeping alone in a crib. That was up from about 7 percent in 1993, and the increase was mainly among blacks and Hispanics. The practice had leveled off among whites after an increase in the 1990s. Bed-sharing was most common among blacks; nearly one-third of those surveyed said their infants usually shared a bed. “That’s a concern because we know that blacks are at increased risk for SIDS,” said study coauthor Marian Willinger of the
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which funded the study. “We want to eliminate as many risks as we can for everybody, particularly in that population where we’re seeing increasing disparities.” SIDS refers to deaths in the first year of life that remain unexplained after autopsies and thorough investigations of the death scene and infants’ medical history. Accidental suffocation in bed is also more common among black infants, although the study didn’t examine infant deaths or accidents associated with bed-sharing. The study was published online Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. The government began annual surveys on infant sleep practices in 1993, after the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that infants sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS. The new study analyzed 1993-2010 telephone surveys involving nearly 19,000 parents with infants up to 7 months old. More than half the participants since 2006 said doctors had never
mentioned bed-sharing or its risks. “That in and of itself is kind of shocking ... because the recommendations have long been out,” said SIDS expert Dr. Fern R. Hauck, a family medicine professor at the University of Virginia. About 2,000 U.S. infants died from SIDS in 2010 and the rate has been flat for the past few years. Causes are unknown but circumstances that increase risks include premature birth, parents’ smoking and sleeping on soft surfaces with pillows and blankets. Many doctors think bed-sharing is risky because sleeping parents could roll onto infants, or they could get tangled in loose bedding. A JAMA Pediatrics editorial questions whether bed-sharing per se is dangerous, citing a study that found many SIDS infants had slept on sofas — potentially riskier than beds — with parents who smoked or had been drinking, factors that could have contributed. Bed-sharing has benefits including making it easier for moms to breastfeed at night, the editorial says.
WA S H I N G TO N — President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States must test “in good faith” Iran’s readiness to negotiate a settlement to the feud over its nuclear program, even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged that tough sanctions — and the threat of military force — be maintained against Tehran and intensified if necessary. After talks at the White House, Obama and Netanyahu both reiterated that Iran cannot be allowed to develop nuclear weapons, but the bulk of their comments illustrated the gap in how they view an unprecedented outreach to the West by Iran’s new government that was capped on Friday by a historic
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e have to test diplomacy. We have to see if, in fact, they (Iran) are serious about their willingness to abide by international norms and international law, and international requirements and resolutions. And we in good faith will approach them, indicating that it is our preference to resolve these issues diplomatically. — Barack Obama President telephone call between Obama and the new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani. Speaking to reporters as he sat beside Netanyahu, Obama emphasized that Rouhani’s government must be given a chance to prove that it is prepared to hold serious talks on its nuclear program after years of stalemate. The Israeli leader — who has derided the Iranian diplomatic offensive as “sweet talk and a blitz of smiles” — conveyed a conviction of total mistrust. “We have to test diplomacy,” Obama
said. “We have to see if, in fact, they (Iran) are serious about their willingness to abide by international norms and international law, and international requirements and resolutions. And we in good faith will approach them, indicating that it is our preference to resolve these issues diplomatically.” Obama stressed, however, that Iran will have to take concrete actions to assure the world that it is not developing nuclear weapons before it can receive relief from a raft of tough sanctions that
are choking its economy. “We enter into these negotiations very clear-eyed. They will not be easy,” he said. Obama credited the sanctions for pushing Iran to seek a reopening of negotiations on its nuclear program with world powers, which stalled in April while Rouhani’s obstreperous predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was still in power. In contrast, Netanyahu said that sanctions and U.S. and Israeli threats to use military force must remain in place
until the talks conclude successfully. That approach would rule out a phased removal of the measures that most experts consider the most promising avenue to an accord. “I believe that it’s the combination of a credible military threat and the pressure of those sanctions that have brought Iran to the negotiating table,” Netanyahu said. “I also believe that for diplomacy to work, those pressures must be kept in place. And I think they should not be lessened until there is verifiable success.”
for these kids is around $70,000,” said Steven Bridgman, a junior from Hoopeston studying art education and Up ‘Til Dawn executive board member said. “Every cent that we make is going to St. Jude. No family has to pay for anything. ” Greek life at the university has always been dedicated to the event
since it was introduced to SIU in 2009. While sororities and fraternities have played a huge role in the fundraising process, the Up ‘Til Dawn executive board is making it their mission to reach out to non-Greek registered student organizations and individuals. Bridgman said their main focus is to reach out to the new freshman class
and expose them to Up ‘Til Dawn, since they have no previous knowledge of the event. Morgan said the students on the Up ‘Til Dawn executive board have extensive knowledge of the event and the turn out should be greater than in previous years. “Just the fact that you are helping
someone and you’re being selfless is just the best feeling in the world,” Thomas said. “You’re making a difference because you are saving a child, while having fun.”
The next speaker on the slate is an acclaimed author and former Saluki. Dennis Milam Bensie is a native of Robinson and a graduate of the class of 1988. He moved to Carbondale in 1986. “When I moved there, I was married to a woman and had never had sex with a man,” he said. “But my marriage was crumbling and I knew it wasn’t going to last very long. Carbondale was where I came out and Carbondale has a lot of memories of me finding myself and becoming more comfortable in my skin.” The story of his self-discovery and experiences as a gay man are told in his two memoirs “Shorn: Toys to Men” and “One Gay American,” the latter of which he will be reading from and discussing Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kaskaskia Room of the Student Center. The keynote speaker of LGBTQ History Month Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore will speak Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Kleinau Theater. Sycamore is an author, editor and activist from Seattle who challenges orthodox views on sexuality and gender identity. She will be reading from her most recent book, a memoir titled “The End of San Francisco,” with a short question and answer session to follow. “I call it a memoir, but I want to challenge the sort of conventions of memoirs,” she said. “The conventional memoir has an amazing ability to take the most complicating, critical and challenging lives and make them into passive products for the titillation of an audience looking for the latest product. Instead, I wanted to show something a bit more layered and dissonant that was structured by emotion than conventional plot structure.” Other events include the Rainbow Café Gala 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5, a sexual health workshop for men who have sex with men Oct. 17, and SafeZone Training throughout the month. Dean of Students Katie Sermersheim said the university is proud to observe and all the surrounding events. “We are excited to celebrate LGBTQ History Month and bring the programs and activities to the community,” Sermersheim said. “We’re looking forward to students, faculty and staff participating in all that the
month has to offer.” However, Carbondale was not always such an inclusive community. In 1988, SIU student Michael Miley was murdered in a hate crime at Crab Orchard Lake, a gay hangout at the time. Bensie said the murder sent shockwaves through the gay community at the time. “I was around and it was a very frightening time,” he said. “It made me stop in my tracks and wonder, ‘Do I need to change my lifestyle so I don’t get killed or do I want to live in fear or do I just do what I want to do and accept whatever happens?’” Even as recently as 10 years ago, LGBTQ people appeared to be under attack at the university. Former Chancellor Walter Wendler found himself at the center of controversy in 2004 after he called homosexuals “sinners” and said providing benefits to same-sex couples would promote “sinful behavior.” Wendler has since said the comments were taken out of context and homosexuals should be afforded the same rights as straight couples. “The bottom line is that there should never be any unfair or inequitable treatment of homosexuals on this campus ever, period,” Wendler said. “No one should have any prejudice towards them based on their sexual orientation. It’s just wrong.” Weinhold said the administration now works to help LGBTQ people on campus. “The administration has moved beyond that,” Weinhold said. “We have an administration with a different perspective and that’s good. And as awful as what he said was, thank you to Walter Wendler for saying it because it was the final bit of impetus we needed for the LGBTQ Resource Center to be created.” LGBTQ History Month begins Tuesday with a Kick-Off event at 5 p.m. in the LGBTQ Resource Center, Woody Hall C326. For more information on LGBTQ History Month, visit the LGBTQ Resource Center Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by email at lgbtq@siu. edu. For more information on Dennis Milam Bensie, visit his author website at dennismilambensie.com. Seth Richardson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 536-3311 ext. 257.
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Borgognoni said part of why the research for Type 1 diabetes is so important because it also benefits people with Type 2 diabetes. She said Type 1 diabetes is defined as an autoimmune disease that can be hereditary, or by one’s immune system not functioning properly. People with Type 1, she said, cannot live without insulin. People with Type 2 diabetes, Borgognoni said, are a metabolic situation where weight loss and exercise can often help control the diabetes. “Most people don’t understand the differences, but most research that is conducted with Type 1 diabetes helps those with Type 2 also,” Borgognoni said. Many therapies including the making of an artificial pancreas, Borgognoni said, are in the works. “It’s pretty hopeful and it would make life better for people with Type 1 diabetes,” Borgognoni said. Despite valuable research coming out every day, Borgognoni said the fact there is not a cure available is a prime motivation for her. “There are other things too, but there is no cure, and that is one interest I have because I want a cure,” Borgognoni said. “I want a cure for him, but I also want a cure for the millions of other people who have it too.” Another reason to raise money, Borgognoni said, is that diabetes is extremely costly, especially for government dollars. According to JFTD’s data, Type 1 diabetes accounts for $14.9 billion in healthcare costs in the U.S. each year. Borgognoni said people with diabetes could have extended problems or situations, often with their heart, kidneys, and eyes. She said they could even become blind, or have difficulty with efficiently healing wounds, which could result in amputations. “That’s another thing we as a group are trying to raise for research those cures so we can reduce the cost to the government for medical related issues with people who have diabetes,” Borgognoni said. Tara Parkhurst, a JDRF representative who helps coordinate walks, said JDRF tries to fundraise across the world including Australia, Canada, and England. She said there are 60 to 70 chapters of the organization across the country. Between all the walks, Parkhurst said JDRF expects to raise over $1,000,000. Parkhurst said JDRF is also doing research into a vaccine, and is also doing research on therapies such an artificial pancreas, where a person with diabetes would have a continuous glucose monitor, and an insulin pump that will
pump insulin at certain times. “These therapies will mimic what a healthy body will do naturally,” Parkhurst said. Walgreens, a national sponsor JDRF, will help aid in the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Matt Hughes, the manager at the Carbondale Walgreens on Wall Street, said he is proud to be a part of the cause. “It’s something we like to represent and have been doing for years,” Hughes said. Hughes said the connection with the organization is valuable to Walgreens and the local Carbondale community. The cause to cure diabetes is a cause that Walgreens is in line with, Hughes said. “Obviously it’s a big cause that’s Walgreens feels extremely passionate about,” Hughes said. “Anytime we help someone be well, it’s something we want to support and help for that reason.” As far as the Carbondale community, he said it is important to raise awareness through such a prominent cause. “The money goes straight to patients and JDRF is a great organization to support because they are one of the most efficient organizations for diabetes out there,” Hughes said. To be a part of the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes or inquire further, see stl.jdrf.org or contact Gayla Borgognoni at 618-201-0945.
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A kayaker paddles through Crab Orchard Lake on Monday. The lake sits on the Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge and gives southern Illinoisans numerous activities on its 44,000 acres such as hunting, fishing and guided tours. According to the Fish and Wildlife Services, more than 1,000,000 people visit the refuge annually.
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Governmnet handouts: the myth of takers vs. makers ANNE MICHAUD NEWSDAY An acquaintance of mine often rants about people who do no work and live on government handouts — while she has to work for everything she has. She runs a cash business, and I suspect her belief that the government supports lazy oafs is how she justifies hiding her earnings from the tax man. Once, tired of her rants, I asked, “Have you met any of these people who live off the government? I haven’t met anyone like that.” She mumbled something I could not make out. My friend could not produce any examples because this vast population of “takers” is a myth. Yet this myth has hardened like a knot in the gut. Many of us feel we have lost ground financially since the 2007 economic collapse, and some find refuge in this politics of resentment. The resentment often attaches itself to
President Barack Obama, who has presided over these tough times. I hear it from doctors and others in health care who feel that Obamacare will squeeze their earnings. Another acquaintance told me that, as whites, my daughters will grow up secondclass citizens in the majority-minority Obama world. Watch his immigration policies closely, this person says with a conspiratorial gleam. When I counter with facts about Obama’s record of deporting people here illegally and white Americans having fewer children, this acquaintance does not want to hear it. As social psychologist Jonathan Haidt so exhaustively argued in “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion,” we humans intuit our opinions first — in our guts — and find reasons and arguments to buttress them later. So it seems with the House Republicans and food stamps. The House voted last week to cut spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $40
billion over 10 years, or 5 percent. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) relied on a biblical passage from 2 Thessalonians to defend his vote: “If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.” That is pretty harsh, given that households with children, elderly or disabled people receive 83 percent of food stamp benefits. Would we prefer these people to be out on the streets begging, as in so many other countries that do not have a social safety net? Hey, mademoiselle, carry your bag? House Republicans like to say that the food stamp cost to taxpayers has more than doubled in four years, from $38 billion in 2008 to $78 billion last year. When he was running for president in 2012, Newt Gingrich called Obama the “food stamp president.” Those numbers are high, but they disguise other important truths. First, the food stamp program was structured so that everyone who qualifies can receive aid. Its growth has everything to do with the millions of jobs that were lost in
the recession. Second, many food stamp recipients do work. Unemployment is still high, and many people have taken part-time jobs or lower salaries. If they earn up to 30 percent more than the federal poverty level of about $30,000 a year for a family of four, they can combine their wages with the program benefits to put food on the table every day. Finally, food stamp spending should eventually shrink on its own. As the economy improves, the Congressional Budget Office predicts, the number receiving benefits in the next decade will drop by almost 28 percent. Is it really humane to grab food from people’s mouths now? My gut tells me it’s not. Of course, the politics of resentment will whisper fables that lazy, cheating food stamp recipients are duping us. We may never know for sure, but I am inclined to risk a little duping if it means that children, old people, the disabled and the working poor have a meal.
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Pulse ‘Parkland’ revisits ‘J.F.K.’ murder without conspiracy theories ROGER MOORE McClatchy Tribune History hasn’t let us think about the blood. It was all over Jackie Kennedy, the Secret Service Agents and especially the doctors and nurses crowded into that emergency room at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. “Parkland” is a fascinating insider’s view of those fateful two days in November 1963, when a president was murdered, his assassin was gunned down in custody and generations of conspiracies were born. Journalist-turned-filmmaker Peter Landesman and a cast of character actors get across the chaos, confusion, the “rush to judgment” and the fearful but determined people who were on the front lines, eyewitnesses to and participants in history. Zac Efron is the tired and overawed resident on duty when JFK is frantically wheeled in. Colin Hanks (father Tom Hanks’ company produced the film) is the chief surgeon, Dr. Malcolm Perry, summoned from a meeting to join him. “What is that, a trach?” Dr. Perry says, pointing to the apparent tracheotomy hole in Kennedy’s neck. “No, it’s a wound.” Marcia Gay Harden is the coolunder-pressure nurse, Doris Nelson, keeping the doctors focused, rushing
to her locker to fetch a crucifix when they have to summon a priest (Jackie Earle Haley). Paul Giamatti is Abraham Zapruder, the proud, patriotic Kennedy fan who filmed that awful moment on the motorcade route and realizes, through the shock and sadness, that his and his family’s lives will never be the same. Billy Bob Thornton is Secret Service agent Forrest Sorrels, on task and professional, but furious at what has happened. Ron Livingston is the F.B.I. agent whom Lee Harvey Oswald had threatened just weeks before Kennedy’s arrival and whose actions fuel many “cover-up” conspiracies. Two stand out among all these personalities: Jacki Weaver as Oswald’s nutty, imperious mother, who chooses this moment to point out how important she is, and James Badge Dale as Oswald’s stricken brother, anxious to confront Lee (Jeremy Strong) in jail. With all the familiar faces and different story threads to follow, Landesman — famous for a magazine article on the sex slave trade that was turned into a movie — relies on our knowledge of this overly parsed piece of history to carry the movie along. So even though it’s cluttered, it works. Actors make their impressions, then the film changes scene — Zapruder and the Secret
Service taking his film to one lab after another to try and process it, the doctors and nurses still in shock over Kennedy’s death suddenly summoned to save Oswald’s life. Landesman’s film is most revealing in the turf wars that burst forth over those two days, how the various feds were enraged every time some 10-gallon-hat-wearing Texan tried to assert jurisdiction over the crime or the corpses. He might have simply kept the famous figures’ faces out of the frame, which he does for many scenes involving first lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Kat Steffens) and Vice President Lyndon Johnson. In giving them both face time and lines of dialogue, he avoids the most famous line, one that gets at the disconnect between Washington and Texas. Jackie refused to change her bloodied suit — “I want them to see what they have done to Jack.” But “Parkland” is still a sometimes moving and more sober-minded take on the Kennedy assassination than Oliver Stone’s bracing but conspiracy-crazed “J.F.K.” It won’t settle any arguments among the “community” of conspiracy buffs. It simply shines a light on the very fallible, quite human people who were caught up in those fateful days, the epic tragedy and the mistakes that were made that haunt us still.
Movie captures ‘Linsanity’ at its peak ROGER MORE McClatchy Tribune Maybe it’s a little soon to remember “Linsanity,” that magical month or so in which ChineseAmerican Jeremy Lin changed the face of pro basketball. It was only February and March of 2012 that Lin, on the verge of being cut by his third team in short order, sleeping on friends’ and relative’s sofas, exploded into stardom “on the biggest basketball stage in the world” — New York, playing for the Knicks. But the third act of the new documentary about him, “Linsanity,” is still a giddy piece of filmmaking — a highlight reel of dunks on John Wall, treys over Dirk Nowitzki and in-your-face moments with Kobe Bryant, all set to the incredulous, clumsy and sometimes downright racist reaction from America’s sportsocracy — play-by-play announcers, reporters, radio chatshow hosts and headline writers. It’s good to remember how the undrafted Lin, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound point guard from Harvard, flew in the face
of racial expectations of how we view NBA players, and how he delighted fans — especially Asian ones — as he did. That third act would make a thoroughly entertaining ESPN documentary, a half hour in length, much like their recent treatment of baseball’s moment of “Fernandomania.” Evan Leong’s “Linsanity” had a lot more access than that. He followed the guy from Harvard to his struggle to break into the NBA. He had access to his ex-pat Taiwanese family, to home movies of little Jeremy lighting up YMCA, AAU and high school leagues. And he befriended Lin, a modest, devout Christian from Palo Alto, Calif., a young man who only thrives when expectations are low and the chance to shock and awe opponents who underestimate him are high. Lin is an actively involved role model, running a basketball camp for very young kids in his hometown, emphasizing the “faith, perseverance and opportunity” that played a role in his story. He’s nuts about “The Lion King,”
grateful that first Golden State, then Houston and then the Knicks gave him a shot. And he’s as amazed as anybody else that on his last chance to stick with a team, he blew up, deciding to throw caution, nerves and expectations out the door. “I only play for God,” he says. That was his Road to Damascus moment, a veritable out-of-body experience — lots of them — on the court. And that makes “Linsanity” something of a faith-based film, with parents, his pastor and others talking about religion and how it focuses him. Conspicuously absent are fresh interviews (not cribbed news clips) of his NBA peers, the teammates he lifted during that epic 2012 Knicks streak. Pro coaches, even in news clips, are guarded when talking about him, as if even they can’t get back preconceived notions about what he should be — slow, short, outclassed. And the film leans awfully hard on the overcoming-adversity stuff. But “Linsanity” is a solid piece of work that makes you root for the guy and hope he has another “Linsane” streak in him before he hangs it up.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT JAKE SAUNDERS Daily Egyptian Live music Friday night at Hangar 9 gave several area artists some time in the gloaming. The venue had a gathering settle in to observe three bands, many for the Swamp Tigers at midnight. However, travelingband Dirt Daubers, as well as area singer-songwriter Jordan McCoy, also stirred the audience. J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers began playing rock and roll four years ago and have visited Carbondale several times, as they enjoy the cityscape atmosphere of Hangar 9. Tying together the husband and wife team of J.D. and Jessica Wilkes, J.D. Wilkes led with a raw presentation of bluesy harmonica and banjo against electric guitar and upright bass. J.D. Wilkes, from Paducah, Ky., plays the banjo and harmonica as well as lead vocals while Jessica Wilkes performs with an upright bass. She divides her time as well, from backing vocals to lead, where J.D. Wilkes would then take over the bass. They performed a variety of tunes from their latest album “Wild Moon.” Martin German, an SIU alumnus from Tinley Park said he came to Hangar to see the Dirt Daubers, because he likes their sound. “(The Dirt Daubers) kind of sound like the Black Keys, they’ve got a little mix going on,” he said. “They’re a good-ass band.” The group performed after Jordan McCoy, a singer-songwriter from Mount Vernon who has toured across the U.S. McCoy said she has been performing professionally since age 11. “I have been singing and performing since I was three years old,” she said. “I auditioned for my first musical when I was three, and I’ve been doing it ever since.”
like Hangar because I’ve been here a million times to see bands, and so you kind of get familiar with the people that come and the stage is really nice, and it’s a really nice venue. — Jordan McCoy singer-songwriter from Mt. Vernon
She signed to Bad Boy Records and toured before going to school to study musical theater. “Right now I write my own songs, I guess you would say its folky, but my old stuff is like super-pop,” she said. McCoy said her familiarity with Hangar 9 makes it a good place to play. “I like the Hangar because I’ve been here a million times to see bands, and so you kind of get familiar with the people that come and the stage is really nice and it’s a really nice venue,” she said. Once the Swamp Tigers took the stage, they became a bold focal point of rockabilly composition. Members Andrew Staff, guitar and vocals; Blake Bramlett, upright bass; and Zach Kemp, drums, delivered their catchy rhythms and quick tempos with which the audience could groove, and once the listeners were hooked, their bones might have been compelled to follow suit. Jake Saunders can be reached at email@example.com or 563-3311 ext. 257.
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J.D. Wilkes of J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers performs Friday at Hangar 9. J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers are a bluegrass-country band from Paducah, Ky. Wilkes is a Kentucky Colonel and a founding member of the punk blues band Legendary Shake Shackers.
Why Lorde is music’s anti-Miley Cyrus GLENN GAMBOA Newsday NEW YORK — Oh, Lorde! In an age where every twerk seems calculated and every hit single seems to be the product of a meticulous marketing campaign, young Lorde (the “e” is silent) and her smash hit “Royals” (Lava/Republic) is a true surprise. The moody pop anthem — which champions regular folks instead of the ultra-rich and powerful, while maintaining a cool, detached vibe — jumped from her native New Zealand to the United Kingdom and finally to the U.S. this summer, where it is currently challenging Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry for the top of the pop charts. (“Royals” already rules the alternative charts, where it has been
just feel like mystery is more interesting. People respond to something which intrigues them instead of something that gives them all the information — particularly in pop, which is like the genre for knowing way too much about everyone and everything. — Lorde New Zealand singer-songwriter
No. 1 for seven weeks, the longest reign ever for a woman on that chart, passing Alanis Morissette’s 1995 run with “You Oughta Know.”) Lorde, aka 16-year-old Ella YelichO’Connor, is in many ways, the anti-Miley. She shies away from the spotlight and the bling-filled trappings of the music industry. She says she wants her music to represent herself and her friends in New Zealand, regular people she feels aren’t generally
seen much in pop culture, due to their location and their economic status. It’s a sentiment she captures in “Royals” — which includes the lines “That kind of luxe just ain’t for us, we crave a different kind of buzz” — and in other songs on her debut album “Pure Heroine,” which arrives in stores Tuesday filled with new potential hits like “Tennis Court” and “Team” that she wrote herself, not with a bunch of songwriters and producers for hire.
She’s clearly not interested in building a big pop persona, focusing instead on life as a suburban teen and keeping a lot of the details of her life to herself. Lorde says the success of “Royals,” which she wrote in half an hour, has taken her by surprise. “It’s weird, because, obviously, when I wrote it I had no idea it would be a big deal or anything,” she told Billboard. “I just wrote something that I liked and that
I thought was cool. ... It’s strange, particularly with my lyrics. ... People are sitting in their bedrooms, covering it on YouTube. It’s been awesome, though.” Don’t look for Lorde to be mounting a months-long tour or a massive publicity blitz any time soon. She declined to be interviewed for this article and has said she isn’t a fan of this age of tell-all pop stars. “In a perfect world, I would never do any interviews, and probably there would be one photo out there of me, and that would be it,” she told Billboard. “I just feel like mystery is more interesting. People respond to something which intrigues them instead of something that gives them all the information — particularly in pop, which is like the genre for knowing way too much about everyone and everything.”
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WORLD & NATION Stocks fall as government heads toward shutdown KEN SWEET AP Markets Writer NEW YORK — Stocks fell Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to an event far worse for the economy— a failure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit. Investors pulled back from stocks as a budget standoff between Republicans and Democrats in Congress threatened to push the government into a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years. Lawmakers have until midnight Tuesday to reach a budget deal that would keep government in full operation. There is a simple reason why the budget battle — and, more importantly, an upcoming fight over the debt ceiling — are so crucial: the credit of the United States is the bedrock that nearly every other investment is built upon, largely due to the assumption that the nation
will always pay its debts. “The concern is government has become so polarized that if it cannot pass (a budget), there’s a greater chance that the debt ceiling battle will go to the brink or possibly lead to a default,” said Alec Young, global equity strategist with S&P Capital IQ. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 128.57 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at 15,129.67. The Standard & Poor’s 500 slid 10.20 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,681.55 and the Nasdaq composite dropped 10.12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 3,771.48. Monday’s decline adds to what has been an eventful September for investors. Stocks hit an alltime high on Sept. 18 after the Federal Reserve voted to keep up its economic stimulus program. But that enthusiasm vanished as Wall Street began to worry that the political bickering between Democrats and Republicans would lead to a government shutdown and
crisis over the debt ceiling. Even with the worries about a shutdown and debt ceiling, investors are still optimistic about the longterm health of the U.S. economy. The S&P 500 index rose 3 percent in September and is up 18 percent for the year. With September behind them, investors now head into a worrisome October. A brief shutdown would not hit the economy and stock market hard. But a prolonged one, lasting two weeks, could lower the annual growth rate for the economy by 0.3 percentage point, according to a report by Macroeconomic Advisers. If a shutdown were to last the entire month, it could cut the annual growth rate by 0.7 percentage point. That is because hundreds of thousands of federal workers would go without a paycheck. “You’re putting a lot of people, at least temporarily, out of work and out of pay, and that will affect
spending,” said Kathy Jones, vice president of fixed income strategy at Charles Schwab. “It slows down activity on companies that depend on federal contracts.” Some investors think a shutdown could be a positive event in the longterm. The political pressure could force politicians to get down to business and negotiate — particularly on the issue of the debt ceiling. “This may be good thing in the long run because it may lead to compromise,” said J.J. Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said last week that the government would run out of borrowing authority by roughly Oct. 17. The last time the debt ceiling issue came up in August 2011, it led to Standard & Poor’s downgrading the United States’ credit rating. The Dow went through nearly three weeks of nauseating triple-digits moves almost daily. “This sort of political brinkmanship is the dominant
reason (the United States’ credit) rating is no longer ‘AAA,’” Standard & Poor’s analysts Marie Cavanaugh and John Chambers wrote in a note to investors Monday. If domestic and foreign investors begin to question whether the U.S. will pay its debts, it could throw every other investment out of alignment. “It’s a threat to the center of the global financial system,” said Jake Lowery, portfolio manager at ING U.S. Investment Management. Despite fears of default, the bond market was fairly quiet Monday. The yield on the benchmark 10year U.S. Treasury note eased to 2.62 percent from 2.63 percent late Friday. Bond investors are in a waitand-see mode. They can deal with a government shutdown. However, if the political dysfunction becomes worrisome enough that it raises questions about the debt ceiling, “it might be more difficult for the bond market to absorb that,” Lowery said.
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Capricorn — Today is a 7 — Let yourself be drawn outside your safety zone. The possibility for hurt feelings is high now. Don’t get stuck. Write down long-range goals today. Goodness comes your way.
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Fantasy football consumes its fans AARON GRAFF Daily Egyptian When the football matchup is neck and neck in the heat of the moment, there can be a lot more riding for fans than just bragging rights. Football fans used to only watch their favorite team every weekend, but fantasy football has created a fan base that cares just as much about their fantasy team as their favorite live team. Daniel Gress, a freshman from Monticello studying aviation technologies, said fantasy football is like a simulation of the National Football League. Like the league, there is a commissioner who decides on all the rules and schedules a draft. Each player drafts his or her players and gets points based off their actual performance, and the commissioner of each league gets to decide how many points go to each category. Jacob Still, a freshman from Oswego studying history, has played fantasy football as long as he can remember. Last year he created a league for his school and said he gave points out to all the technical categories so that people would learn
ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman had no major problem with Jay Cutler’s decisions. His fundamentals were another issue. Cutler threw three interceptions, lost a fumble and the Bears fell for the first time under Trestman with their 40-32 defeat in Detroit on Sunday. With Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints coming in this weekend, Chicago (3-1) cannot afford a letdown from anyone, let alone its quarterback. Against the Lions, the Bears were outplayed in just about every area. The defense gave up 139 yards rushing to Reggie Bush. Special teams struggled, but Cutler stood out for all the wrong reasons. “I don’t think what happened yesterday means that it has to happen next week or the week after,” Trestman said. “It could, but we’re working to prevent those situations from happening. We got guys committed to do that.” Cutler’s sound mechanics and decision-making helped lead the Bears to three straight wins to start the season. But he sent out a reminder on Sunday that for all his talent, he is still prone to the sort of performance that leaves others shaking their head while wondering if he can lead a team to a Super Bowl. Poor footwork led to an underthrown floater and an interception that Glover Quin returned 42 yards to the Chicago 2. That led to a 2-yard TD catch for Calvin Johnson.
the rules of the game better. Each team goes against another team each week and the team with more points after the week is over gets the win. In Gress’ league there are four divisions; at the end of the year the best team of each division makes the playoffs and competes for the league championship. Winners will not soon let their friends forget, Still said. “There are definitely bragging rights,” Still said. “Last year was the first year that I ever won, and I don’t think I let anyone live it down for the first couple of months.” While Still plays the game for free, some people like to put something at stake. Evan Hawk, a junior from Odon, Ind. studying aviation flight and management, said he is in two leagues. One of his leagues is a free league, but his other league has a $20 buy-in and has a traveling bobble head trophy for the winner. Gress is involved in a league that has a $150 prize to the winner and said it gets very competitive. Fantasy football also allows players to create a team name and logo. Gress decided to name his team,
“The Anchorage Eskimos.” Still named his team “The Peanut has Entered,” because his female friends convinced him. Hawk wanted to use his last name in his team so he went with “The all mighty Hawks.” While there is a creative side to fantasy football, there is also a very strategic process to the game. All three players have done research to make sure they do not make the wrong move. The players’ draft strategies are only part of the fun. A player still has to manage their lineup each week. Hawk said when he does not like one of his players he searches free agents that are “sleepers” to pick up in place of him. If he does not see anyone he likes that is up for grabs, he tries to trade for a player on a different team, he said. Gress said the game adds a new dimension to professional football. “It makes the NFL season a lot more exciting,” Gress said “It gives you a reason to watch more games.”
In the third quarter, Louis Delmas picked off a pass that sailed on Cutler. Then, Cutler held on too long before getting sacked by Ndamukong Suh, and Nick Fairley returned the fumble 4 yards for a score that put Detroit up 37-16 late in the quarter. “I see him do so many things in practice, moving his feet and doing the right things,” Trestman said. “But he’s got to hang onto the ball on the quick throw he had to the left backed up. He dropped the ball down. He put it in one hand. He’s got to have it in two hands and he’s got to throw it away or move on. He was trying to make something happen there late and he let his fundamentals go there as well. These are things he’s done better this year and we’re just going to continue to work at them.” Cutler has eight touchdowns and eight turnovers this season (six interceptions, two lost fumbles), and he is coughed it up about as many times as he’s found the end zone in his career. He has 144 TD passes in eight seasons with Chicago and Denver. Cutler also has 106 interceptions and 24 lost fumbles, be it because of poor protection or his gunslinger approach. It is no secret he took a big beating the past few years in Chicago playing behind one of the league’s worst lines, but the Bears upgraded in a big way in the offseason, adding four new starters. Protection has not been a major issue this year, and it was not against the Lions, even if center Roberto Garza pointed at the line. “Well it starts with all five guys up front and we don’t stop the
penetration and allow Jay to not scramble as much as he had to,” he said. “He’s got to be able to step in the pocket and finish his throwing his motion. It falls on squarely our shoulders to protect him and that’s one of the keys to winning the football game, you have to protect your quarterback and get the running game established.” Trestman was not exactly buying that the line was to blame. He said the Bears did “more than a sufficient job protecting the quarterback,” particularly given the flow of the game. Cutler threw 47 passes but was sacked just three times. His decisions were not the problem, either. His footwork was a different story. “We sat in the meeting and Jay expressed his sense of accountability,” Trestman said. “It all starts with me. I said there are some calls I’d like to have back and I want to take responsibility for that and as I did with the team. We’re just going to work together . the corrections are we’ve got to get back and work on fundamentals and techniques, not only at the quarterback position but throughout our team.” Notes: Trestman said CB Charles Tillman is feeling better after being bothered by knee and groin problems in recent weeks. “I talked to (trainer) Chris Hanks this morning about it and he feels that we’ll get a better Charles Tillman next week than we had this week and I thought he played well when he was in there,” Trestman said. He also said DT Stephen Paea (bruised toe) will be monitored the next few days, but he does not expect him to miss the Saints game.
Aaron Graff can be contacted at Agraff@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 282.
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Salukis distance themselves from competition AARON GRAFF Daily Egyptian The Saluki swimming and diving team began its season during family weekend and learned that distance swimming will be a strength this year. The team held its first tournament of the year at home, with the Saluki Miler Friday and the 5K open water swim Saturday. Coach Rick Walker said it was a good start to the season and the team has an idea of where they stand. Walker said all the team needs to do is continue training. “Too often, we can be reactionary,” Walker said. “Simply because of the work load that we do on any given week, they come up and their performances might not be that great. All of a sudden we change everything we are doing, when all we needed to do was just stay the course.” Friday the Salukis won three total events, including the men’s and women’s mile. On the men’s team, sophomore Till Pallmann finished his mile with a time of 15:57.59, more then a minute ahead of the second place finisher. Walker said he expects Pallmann to finish well at tournaments like these. Pallmann said he can still improve, but was also proud of the race he swam. “If he is going to be at the national level, then he is going to have to swim like he is at the national level,” Walker said. “I want his expectation and his focus to be thinking a minute is not enough.” On the women’s side, senior Pamela Benitez finished with a time of 17:08.77. Benitez’s gap was closer than Pallmann’s, but she still finished nine seconds ahead of fellow sophomore Helena Amorim. Benitez said she was happy to see a younger swimmer show the ability to replace her when she graduates. “As long as there is someone new that is also good, that means the team is still getting
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Junior swimmer Hannah Pinion swims the butterfly stroke during the women’s 400-yard individual medley Friday during the Saluki Miler at the Edward J. Shea Natatorium. Pinion finished second with a time of 4:39:10. The swim team’s next meet will be the Maroon and White Fan Appreciation Day, Saturday in Carbondale. there,” Benitez said. Pallmann also found success in the 400 individual medley swim, but it was his teammate, junior Calvin Kolar that came away with the win. Kolar finished just ahead of Pallmann with a time of 4:09.03. The Salukis found success in the 5K open water swim Saturday. Benitez and Pallmann both won the event, and Amorim finished
second for the women again. “It really shows that we have a pretty good team on the men’s side, as well as on the women’s side,” Pallmann said. The team will have its fan appreciation day Oct. 5. Walker said the fans give the athletes drive and a reason to compete. “With them here it gives our athletes a meaning to competing and representing this
school,” Walker said. “So we just want to take time to appreciate them and all the hard work that they do.”
Aaron Graff can be contacted at Agraff@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 282
SYMONE WOOLRIDGE Daily Egyptian On a breezy Sunday morning the Salukis awaited the start of their first home tournament, but rain covered the tennis courts and prevented the Salukis from competing at the allotted time. During the Fall Classic tournament the Salukis competed against Eastern Illinois and Arkansas State. The Salukis finished with the best record in singles competition at 12-2 and the best record in doubles at 6-1. The first match of the day was set to begin at 10 a.m. until the weather decided otherwise. The matches were postponed until noon when the Salukis would compete in doubles competitions at the indoor tennis facility. Once the rain came to an end, the SIU women took over University Courts. However, the Salukis did not let the weather interfere as they completed the day with an overall
record of 18-3. Coach Audra Anderson said they handled the Fall Classic matches differently than they usually do. “We never play with no (advantage) scoring, but we did that yesterday,” Anderson said. “Everybody was ready for the matches and they came out very strong.” No-advantage scoring is when the first competitor to earn four points, wins the game. “No one knew when we were going to play, where we were going to play or which matches we were going to play,” Anderson said. “We just had to stay ready.” Freshman Meagan Monaghan from Denver said she is used to unexpected weather on game days. “Coming from Colorado, I am pretty used to bad weather,” Monaghan said. “During the winter there are a lot of times where we have to pause or take breaks during the games.” Not only did the morning consist of cloudy skies, the temperature
o one knew when we were going to play, where we were going to play or which matches we were going to play. We just had to stay ready.
also dropped below 70 degrees. Monaghan said one of the biggest issues Sunday was the cold weather. “It was really cold, but we all stuck through it and handled it really well,” she said. “We went to the two courts inside the gym building and even the other teams didn’t complain about moving.” Monaghan went undefeated in both singles and doubles competition, ending her night 4-0. This is her second match of the season and she is excited about her performance thus far. Sept. 20 through September 22, the Salukis competed in a University of Nevada, Las Vegas tournament in Las Vegas. The women ended
— Audra Anderson women’s tennis coach their weekend with tough losses to national ranked teams. Anderson said her team has showed growth since the tournament, and only wants to see them get better. “Although the freshman are still learning, they have been progressing,” she said. “The returners looked very solid and you could tell they’ve learned from their past experiences and are just hungry for more.” Senior Natasha Tomishima completed in her first game of the season finishing 3-1. Tomishima was unable to compete in the Las Vegas tournament due to an illness. But she began to feel the extent of her illness during her singles Fall Classic matches.
“Since I’m getting over a sickness I got tired very easily,” she said. “But after I kept competing, I felt like I was slowly getting better.” Tomishima said as much as she wanted to play at the rate she usually does, her body did not let her. “It’s kind of hard because that type of weather makes you tired,” she said. “With my body already wearing out I feel like the weather didn’t help but I tried my hardest.” The Salukis will travel to St. Louis Friday where they will compete in the Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships. “We have a lot of other things to work on to get us where I would like to be,” Anderson said. “But the Las Vegas tournament was just a week ago, and I have already seen the progression, so we are slowly getting better.” Symone Woolridge can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 536-3311 ext. 269