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Lied stays closed for more tests By Torey.Robinson

Football: Cy flies ISU colors

Cy rallies a crowded group of tailgaters before the Cyclones’ first game of the season against Northern Illinois on Thursday night. Photo: Whitney Sager/Iowa State Daily

Lied Recreation Athletic Center is considered dry, but will have to undergo cleaning and environmental test prior to reopening. Members of Facilities and Planning Management, Environmental Health and Safety, recreational services and ServiceMaster employees performed an official walkthrough Wednesday and determined there are areas of the building that still require attention, said Recreational Services Director Mike Giles. “We inspected every nook and cranny of the first floor,” Giles said. “We’re going to go ahead and let ServiceMaster get in there and address the areas of concern clean, and on Tuesday we will preform environmental tests.” Giles said the tests are conducted by the university’s department of Environmental Health and Safety. If the tests produce positive results, recreational services will begin the process of reopening the building to students and patrons.

Faculty Senate Agriculture

Experiencing Taiwan By Whitney.Sager

Standing in a field of mud at least a foot deep, and planting rice clump after rice clump is not something the average ISU student would find themselves doing in the 20 days before the start of the fall semester. That is exactly what Scott Henry, junior in agricultural business, was doing. “I never thought I would be calf-deep in mud and sweating like a pig and loving it,” Henry said. Transplanting rice was just one of the many activities Henry experienced while taking part in the Exploring Agriculture in Taiwan program. Offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Study Abroad office, EAT is a fully-paid program sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at National Chung Hsing University and Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Henry said the two goals of the program are to show collegelevel agriculture students the agriculture system in Taiwan and bring students together to talk

about higher education in their agriculture schools. Henry said 23 students from 18 universities in the United States, along with 15 students from Taiwan, participated in the 17-day program. During those 17 days, the students did everything from transplanting rice and learning about organic farming, to visiting a Taiwan brewery and an experimental forest. Henry said that he gained a better understanding of different cultures through the various tours and presentations he attended. One requirement of the program is each student must give a presentation regarding their university’s agricultural education and study abroad programs. Henry’s presentation focused not only on the required topics, but also on his personal experiences in what Iowa State has to offer students. During the course of his presentation, Henry said the students were amazed at all that Iowa State has to offer, from the spacious campus to the support of faculty members.


By Taysha.Murtaugh The Faculty Senate will meet for the first time this school year Sept. 21 in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Michael Owen, professor of agronomy, will serve as this year’s president, replacing Arnold van der Valk, professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology. Owen said he is excited but anxious about his new position, which entails running all the meetings and representing the Senate with the administration and the provost. “There’s no course I can take about being a Faculty Senate president,” Owen said. “I want to make sure I represent the faculty and I do so in an objective fashion.” Van der Valk, who will remain on the Senate for one more year as president, said his roles this year include serving on a number of university and academic boards, including the University Budget Advisory Committee and the council of


Scott Henry, junior in agricultural business, stands in the middle of a rice patty before planting a rice clump. This was just one of the many activities Henry participated in as part of the Exploring Agriculture program in Taiwan. Courtesy photo: Scott Henry


Iowa farms reflect on flooding By Tessa.Callender

This year’s flood resulted in thousands of dollars of water damage to Iowa’s farms, including approximately $10,000 in hay loss. Courtesy photo: Marshall Ruble

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This year’s flooding that took place in Ames mid-August had widespread effects on campus, and Iowa State’s teaching farms didn’t escape the rising waters. The teaching farms include dairy, swine, beef, sheep, poultry, equine and the Ag 450 Farm. Overall, damages included approximately $10,000 in hay loss, $3,000 in fence damage, $1,000 in roof damages and $2,000 for extra cleanup labor. “We had some 250 large, round hay bales that got wet and stood in the water, up to 3 feet, and we could lose half of its feed value — approximately 100 tons of feed,” said Marshall Ruble, research station manager at the Beef Teaching Farm. In addition, the horse pasture, located

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on 13th Street, is covered in sand, while the fences will have to be repaired, and partially replaced. There was also pasture and crop loss due to the resulting standing water. Managers of the farms were first and foremost concerned about losing water and not being able to hydrate the animals in the 90-degree temperatures because the farms rely on the city of Ames for water. The city of Ames had water main breaks due to the flooding that occurred Aug. 11, and managers of the farms were initially told they would be without water for three to four days. “We were freaking out at that point,” said Dan Morrical, farm coordinator.

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. — Larger than the state of California, Hurricane Earl prepared to take a swipe at the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday as residents scrambled to ready themselves ahead of its arrival. The hurricane has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday night, but warned that “Earl is expected to remain a large and strong hurricane as it passes near the Outer Banks” of North Carolina. Hurricane warnings and watches stretched from North Carolina to Delaware and into Massachusetts, where a hurricane warning was issued for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and the surrounding area.

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Sunny with gusty winds. High 73F. Northwestern winds at 20 to 30 mph.

CHARLES CITY: (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court won’t review the conviction of a Charles City teen convicted of charges of first-degree murder and sexual abuse. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports 15-year-old Edgar Concepcion Jr. was found guilty in Hamilton County District Court in the July 2009 death of his 3-year-old cousin.

Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 50s. Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.

POLK COUNTY: (AP) — The Polk County Jail is now using fingerprint-identification that flags illegal immigrant inmates and notifies federal authorities. The Des Moines Register reports the system launched this week checks fingerprint records against an immigration database maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Register reports the county is the first local jurisdiction in Iowa to adopt the system.

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Poster sale When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. What: Student Activities Center at the Memorial Union is hosting its annual art and print poster sale. Thousands of posters are available. Where: Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

Open house: Space systems and control laboratory When: 3 to 5 p.m. What: Open house showcasing the space systems and controls lab. Snacks and refreshments will be provided Where: Atrium, Howe Hall

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National News Notes and events. LOUISIANA OIL SPILL: (CNN) — A fire on a well connected to an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico is out and there is no indication of an oil sheen, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. There were no serious injuries among the platform’s rescued 13 crew members. They were being evaluated at Terrebone General Hospital, officials said.Despite earlier reports, U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Peter Troedsson said there is no evidence of an oil sheen, adding there were no visible leaks.

FRIDAY SUB: Live music When: 7:30 p.m. What: Performance by The Envy Corps w/ Cowboy Indian Bear. Where: Maintenance Shop at the Iowa State Memorial Union


Tailgating: Football fans prepare for game 1 A young girl dances on top of a fire truck while fans and alumni celebrate before the start of the game Thursday night. Photo: Whitney Sager/Iowa State Daily



Volleyball: Iowa State Challenge When: 11 a.m. What: Iowa State vs. South Dakota State. Where: Ames High School

Volleyball: Iowa State Challenge When: 6:30 p.m. What: Iowa State vs. Florida International. Where: Ames High School

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PHOENIX: (AP) — A man who worked at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested Thursday on suspicion that he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of items from the luggage of passengers in a case that could include hundreds of victims from around the world. Officers saw Michael Hegstad, 23, take two boxes from a luggage conveyor belt and take out their contents on Aug. 26. He was taken into custody and admitted to repeatedly removing personal belongings from baggage, police Sgt. Steve Martos said Thursday. It was unclear whether Hegsted yet had a lawyer, and he was in the process of being booked.

SUNDAY SUB film: “Sex and the City 2” When: 7 p.m. What: The crew takes a trip to Abu Dhabi, where Samantha’s ex is filming a new movie. Where: Soults Family Visitor Center at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Tailgating: Cy works the opening day crowd Cy walks among the crowd gathered to tailgate before the Cyclones’ first game of the season Thursday night. Photo: Whitney Sager/Iowa State Daily

In the Sept. 2 edition of the Iowa State Daily’s “Gridiron,” Cyclone quarterback Austen Arnaud’s first name was misspelled. The Daily regrets the error.

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Aug. 29 Officers assisted the Ames Police Department with a person who had been observed driving under revocation. (reported at 1:07 a.m.) Officers assisted an 18-yearold male who had consumed too much alcohol. (reported at

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1:45 a.m.) Joshua Ford, 19, of Seymour, and Brady McElvain, 20, of Seymour, were both cited for underage possession of alcohol (second offense). (reported at 2:38 a.m.) James Werner, 20, 1429 Walton Drive unit 304, was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 2:49 a.m.) Bryant Reeves, 20, of Ogden, was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 2:56 a.m.)

Officers assisted a 20-year-old male who had consumed too much alcohol. (reported at 3:57 a.m.) Pedro Martinez, 29, 2517 Aspen Road unit 4, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 4:23 a.m.) Jesse Thornsen, 2259 Friley Hall, reported damage to a vehicle mirror. (reported at 11:41 a.m.)


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(AP) — An Indonesian volcano sent a new, powerful burst of hot ash and debris two miles (thousands of meters) into the air early Friday, sending villagers fleeing back to emergency shelters as Mount Sinabung erupted for the first time in 400 years on Sunday and Monday, catching many scientists off guard and forcing at least 30,000 people living along its fertile slopes in North Sumatra province to be evacuated.

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(CNN) — For the first time in nearly two years, Palestinian and Israeli leaders are holding face-to-face talks about how to end their conflict. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas sat down in Washington on Thursday to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


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(AP) — A shootout between soldiers and purported drug cartel gunmen killed 25 suspects Thursday in northern Tamaulipas state, near Mexico’s border with Texas, the military said. Troops were patrolling in the town of General Trevino when they came under fire from a ranch allegedly controlled by the Zetas drug gang, according to a military spokesman who was not authorized to be quoted by name.

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(CNN) — For the first time in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a U.S. military chaplain has been killed in action. On Aug. 30, U.S. Army chaplain Capt. Dale Goetz, 43, was killed in the Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, when his convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device, according to the Department of Defense. Four other soldiers also were killed in the attack.


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(CNN) — The Justice Department has filed suit against Arizona’s controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The suit claims Arpaio has failed to cooperate with an investigation into alleged discrimination by his office against Hispanics. The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is looking into claims that some of the sheriff’s department practices, including immigration sweeps, are discriminatory.

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Kickoff for video game competition

Students at Iowa State require knowledge for internet safety

By John.Lonsdale Many college students spend hours playing video games, but few ever create them. An upcoming competition will give students that opportunity. Students will have the opportunity to attend the kick off to the 2010-2011 Iowa State University Game Development Competition at 7:00 p.m. Sept. 8 in 2245 Coover Hall. With a grant from the Motorola Foundation, Anson Call, Associate Professor of Art and Design, and Christopher Johnson, Lecturer in Computer Science, are leading and setting up the competition to all students with a few rules. Teams must be of at least three students, with one member each having experience in design, business or computer science. The competition also offers prize money with $10,000 for first place, $2,500 for second and $1,000 for third. With three different categories to choose from when making the video game, participants can choose to make their game in the serious, pc/console or mobile games. Call said those attending the kick-off to the competition Wednesday will be lead in a presentation by gaming developers 8monkey Labs.

Iowa State University Game Development Competition kickoff: ƒ When: 7 p.m. Sept. 8 ƒ Where: 2245 Coover Hall

“People can just go and enjoy and not have to sign up by that time,” Call said. “It’s really open for everybody to just go and listen.” With a deadline to sign up by Dec. 31, Call has hopes those interested will sign up well beforehand and start assembling their teams and thinking about their game. “Students on campus are doing this in their free time, and there is not a good academic way to harness it in a creative way and they’ll be able to make games in the labs and think about it,” Call said. “This is a way to show us what it is they’re doing, win prize money and let the judge see that creativity and have some context be made there. It’s important for other academic institutions on campus to see how serious the games are by the students. It’s really a win for everybody.” Call encourages those interested in the competition to visit the competition’s website at http://www.cs.iastate. edu/~cjohnson/gamecomp/ or come to the kickoff event Sept. 8.

By Abigail.Barefoot

How to stay safe on the Internet:

Think twice before putting personal information out on the Internet. Matthew Sullivan, of the Information Assurance Student Group, demonstrated to students Tuesday exactly how easy it can be to access personal data like bank account information and passwords. IASG, one of the largest student-led security groups in the Midwest, provided a lecture on social engineering, the ability to get personal information such bank account and passwords from strangers. Blending the lines between technology and psychology, Sullivan examined how easy it really was to gain information from random people if trust is established. “To think you know better is actually false,” Sullivan said, “You are always less smart than you think you are.” Sullivan opened the presentation with a video study he had done, in which he stood outside the Park’s Library stating he was from the College of Engineering conducting a fake survey on passwords. His goal was to try to get pass-

ƒ Remember no one should ask for your password ƒ Check log in URLs to make sure you are at the right site ƒ Change passwords frequently ƒ Do not use the same password for everything ƒ Always log out when you are done using a computer ƒ Always shred personal information ƒ Make sure with password hints that the answer can not be found on your personal site, such as Facebook words from random students on campus to legally show how easy it was to acquire them. Sullivan was able to gain personal information, including passwords, by asking individuals for their full names and other factors they consider when creating passwords. Despite the fact each person told Sullivan he or she would never give out a password to a random stranger, more than 50 percent of the individuals surveyed wrote their password directly or provided enough information to obtain access to university e-mail or Facebook. Sullivan was able to get this information by providing a premise to gain their trust. Students should be wary of unknown people asking for information.

Sullivan blamed the problem on lack of Internet security training for students. He said the best way to protect oneself from phishing and other forms of hacking is to not give password information to any party found on the Internet or discovered in real life — not even the university. It is also important to remember to change all passwords frequently — at least once a month — and to not have the same password used for every site a student may use, Sullivan said. When accessing a log-in page, check and recheck the URL to make certain it is not a phishing site. “You don’t need to think about it every day, but keep it in the back of your mind,” Sullivan said.

Chapter Founding

Iowa State gains pre-law fraternity By Ethan.Subra Blake Hanson, junior in political science, felt there should be more opportunities for students at Iowa State interested in attending law school, so he started the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law fraternity chapter. Beginning his sophomore year, Hanson hung up posters, made signs, spoke in classrooms and networked with other fraternities and sororities to make his dream happen. Hanson had to find 20 students who were committed enough to the fraternity to pay a $100 admission fee in order to get a charter. “The main hurdle was convincing people,” Hanson said. By the end of fall semester, the minimum of 20 students had not been reached, but Hanson decided to press on. By March, enough people had been found that wanted to join. Phi Alpha Delta’s held its initiation ceremony Sunday, and Hanson, founder and president of Iowa State’s Phi Alpha Delta chapter, has now seen his vision come to fruition. “I pride myself on the ability to initiate an idea, act on that idea, then persevering until that goal is accomplished,” said Hanson. “[Iowa State is] known for engineering, not really liberal arts and sciences, but I felt we had enough interest on campus to create something sustaining.” Phi Alpha Delta International Justice Rhonda Hill, former International Justice Derek Hill and PreLaw Director of Operations Byron Rupp were present at the initiation Sunday. “Members got a chance to speak with them about what they do. International Justice

Founder of the ISU chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, Blake Hanson, is seen at the initiation ceremony with P.A.D. International Justice Rhonda Hill, former P.A.D. International Justice Derek Hill and P.A.D.’s Pre-law Director of Operations Byron Rupp. Courtesy photo: Blake Hanson

is the highest elected office in Phi Alpha Delta,” Hanson said. Phi Alpha Delta is a professional fraternity, rather than a social fraternity. “A social fraternity has a house and meetings once a week. We have meetings twice a month; its the organization aspect with a fraternity feel,” Hanson said. Hanson said that instead of joining an honors program or honors housing, students should join Phi Alpha Delta because it caters to the needs of its members. Phi Alpha Delta was the first law fraternity or legal organization of any kind to establish a pre-law program to assist undergraduate students

interested in the law. Phi Alpha Delta was also the first law fraternity to admit women. Katie Delzell, junior in political science and a member of the professional fraternity, said the fact the chapter is coed helps in that it shows the study of law isn’t only for guys.“ “It brings very different perspectives to very different issues. It’s nice to see both sides of an issue,” Delzell said. Delzell heard about the fraternity in her political science class last year when Hanson made an announcement. “I knew I wanted to go to law school. [Hanson] was really good about explaining the benefits of being a member. If you are a member, when you

apply to law school, schools will waive the application fee. But I’ve realized it’s a lot more than that,” Delzell said. Delzell said that the reasons she likes being a member of the chapter is because of the immediate benefits now of preparing for her for law school and meeting people. “It’s nice to have a support group; it’s nice to have a group of people that share your common interest.” The requirement to be a

member of Phi Alpha Delta is the one-time $100 admission fee. “You don’t have to want to go to law school or be a lawyer. It fosters an appreciation for the law, whether you want to go to law school or not,” Hanson said. The first meeting for the chapter will be Tuesday in the Martin C. Jischke Honors Building. Attending the meeting will be a representative from Iowa Legal Aid discuss-

ing careers, what ILA does and what it can do for undergraduates. All those who are interested are welcome at the meeting. Prominent members of Phi Alpha Delta include Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Edward Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and U.S. Presidents William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Harry Truman, James Carter, Jr. and Bill Clinton.

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Leave 14th Amendment out of debate Recently, the notion of “birth tourism” and “anchor babies” has turned the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment into a hot topic for high-ranking members of the GOP, for all the wrong reasons. Senior members of the Republican Party, including U.S. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Former Presidential Candidate and Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., and Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have all voiced concern about reports illegal immigrants are, allegedly, migrating to the United States and having children in order to expedite the citizenship process. The problem, they say, lies not with illegal immigration policy, but with the 14th Amendment itself. Senator Graham recently told Fox News he was considering proposing a constitutional amendment in an attempt to restrict birthright citizenship, while McConnell and Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., have called for congressional hearings on the matter. Even special interest groups opposed to birthright citizenship draw the line at revising the 14th. Rosemary Jenks, director of governmental relations for NumbersUSA, has dismissed the recent rabble-rousing as nothing more than a political ploy, suggesting discourse and overhauling the immigration system should suffice. Those of us on the editorial board don’t share a consensus in regard to how we should deal with illegal immigration.. However, what we all agree on is the problem is not with the 14th Amendment, but with immigration policy and enforcement. We’re glad the process of altering the constitution is a stringent and laborious one, because it’s the process that ensures whimsical political notions and arbitrary election-year issues don’t beget permanent alterations to the legal precedents of American society. The list of Supreme Court cases involving the 14th is so expansive it’s broken down into categories such as citizenship, due process and equal protection. The decisions of Dred Scott v. Sandford, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, all directly cite the 14th. The notion of birthright citizenship works for a very simple, very good reason: it’s not an arbitrary criterion. It’s one of the few guaranteed rights in this country that race, religious values, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status have absolutely nothing to do with, and it needs to stay that way. There may be social issues members of the GOP love to harangue during stump speeches, but the notion that the Constitution is something that can be blindly amended to appease the conservative populous is foolhardy at best. The irony of it all is that it was the Republicans who championed the Reconstruction Amendments — including the 14th — and passed them through both houses of congress without a single vote from the Democratic Party. As for birth tourism, while it does happen, nobody has come up with a number beyond “a few thousand.” In fact, experts suggest amending the parameters of birthright citizenship would only add to the number of undocumented immigrants living in the country. When a child is born to immigrant parents, regardless of their legal standing, that child is automatically a full-fledged citizen. However, their parents aren’t; that anchor baby can’t apply for parental visas until they turn 21, and that’s if, and only if, they’re making 125 percent of the poverty level. We guess the GOP must have forgotten to mention that part, kind of like how they forgot the 14th was their idea in the first place. Imagine that.

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t’s a part of our culture; the definitive piece of Midwestern Americana. It’s something that unites people from all across the state, and states all across the country. It’s the state fair. The Iowa State Fair just came to a close, but others across the country are just beginning. It’s an amazing thing when you think about it; an experience unlike any other. I recently went to one of these American extravaganzas. It was a complete sensual overload, and I submitted myself to it for about 12 hours. I’m a devoted people watcher. I steal glances, surreptitiously watch and even play the “your team” game — a peoplewatching game wherein you announce “your team” to one of your friends, in order to put the greatest number of unappealing people on your friend/s team. The fair was perhaps the best place in the world to do this. There are carnies, fashion train wrecks, creepers and oddballs galore. From sandals and socks to full on kilts, everything that can be seen in America can be seen at the fair. My team was decimated. And the people are just the beginning. It’s perhaps the most unique culinary event I’ve ever been graced with. A bucket of cookies, a plate of deep-fried alligator and a cup of frozen grapes can all be found in the same meal. And everything, I mean everything, can be deepfried. Not just alligator, not just chicken, but Twinkies, Oreos, cheesecake, even ice cream. If it’s a food and it was there, it was dipped in grease and thrown in a frying pan. It’s truly magical. The fair is one of the great unifiers of people. Regardless of age, race, creed or gender, the carnies will take your money. Anything a person could want is available there. The wiggle racer was perhaps my favorite vehicle

Edward Leonard travelled to the Minnesota State Fair over the summer and took note of the range people the state fair attracts and how it reflects Midwestern, melting pot culture. Courtesy photo: Steven Martin/ Flickr

ever. A small plastic children’s scooter propelled by wiggle power, meaning a kid would grab the handles and wiggle from side to side to move forward. It’s a sight to behold: An entire cavalry charge of children on red, pink and blue plastic cars, wiggling their arms like madmen and brandishing their novelty inflatable swords, which

were in some cases bigger than they were. I’d imagine this was how the Polish felt when they first saw the Panzers. It was intimidating to say the least. If it could be dreamt up it was for sale: Bracelets, spidermen, lightsabers and kimonos — reversible and 100 percent polyester; top quality all the way. Rides, games, mascots and

Clydesdales; even Cy winter caps. From the “Shenanniguns” western-themed comedy shows with more puns than a Carrot Top show, to the Garth Brooks concert, everyone has something they can blow their money on, everyone can find something to see, do or try. It’s something as American as apple pie; deep-fried.

Guest Column: Mosque Debate

Strive for respect, tolerance A

majority of Americans oppose the construction of a new Islamic community center about two blocks from ground zero. Constitutionally this issue is quite clear. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The U.S. Supreme Court case Gitlow v. New York established precedent in 1925 that the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment applies the First Amendment to each state, including local governments. The proposed building is not a mosque. However, it is a community center affiliated with a specific religion and as such, it is protected under the First Amendment. As long as the organizers of the Park51 project fulfill all other legal obligations, there can be no objection simply based on the religious affiliation of the center. I am concerned because there is. The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center was an abomination to all Americans, of all faiths or of no faith. The Islamic faith is not to blame. I respect the loss of families and friends whose loved ones died on 9/11, but also acknowledge the loss the Muslim community suffered on that day. The extremists responsible for the attacks hijacked not only planes, but also the respectability of the Islamic faith. An alarming percentage of Americans believe the Quran advocates violence, when in fact, the reverse is true. The purpose of the Cordoba House, the proposed name for the community center, is to foster religious tolerance and understanding. The multimillion dollar project will “provide a place where individuals, regardless of their culture or background, will find a place of learning, arts and culture and, most importantly, a community center guided by the universal values of all religions in their truest form — peace, compassion, generosity and respect for all,” according to the Cordoba Initiative, a non-profit organization not formally connected with the project. During a high school trip to Spain, I spent time in the city of Cordoba for which the community center is named. The famous Mezquita de Cordoba has the foundations of a Roman temple, the floor of a synagogue and a beautiful mosque with a Catholic cathedral at its center. I saw and felt the prosperity that can

Guest columnist Mischa Olson argues the attacks on 9/11 greatly affected America’s views of the Muslim faith, and it is the responsibility of Americans to respect neighbors of any faith, regardless of where they practice. Courtesy photo: Blaine O’Neill/Flickr

Mischa Olson is a senior in biology

come from the harmony of religions living together in tolerance and respect. However, in the history of Cordoba, I also learned of the strife and pain that comes from intolerance and disrespect. Today, in New York City, and in the United States, we need to strive for what was achieved 1,000 years ago in Spain. We need to strive for tolerance, from which springs prosperity and peace. The proximity of the Cordoba House to ground zero is one of the main issues of contention in this debate. The proposed construction has been labeled as an insult to the families, and memories, of those who were killed. However, the area of Lower Manhattan home to ground zero also is, and has been for decades, a home to many Muslim Americans. One of the organizers of the Cordoba House, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, leads services at a mosque 12 blocks from the ground zero site. Here, peaceful worship has occurred for almost three decades. Once again the Cordoba Initiative

speaks out, “The community center will be a platform to amplify the voices of the overwhelming majority of Muslims whose love for America and commitment to peace gets drowned out by the actions of a few extremists. As Muslim New Yorkers and Americans, we want to help and be part of rebuilding our neighborhood.” As a Christian, I have an obligation to love my neighbor. There are no qualifications on that statement. I must love not only my Christian neighbors, but my Jewish neighbors, my Muslim neighbors and my neighbors who have no faith. Christianity is the dominant religion claimed by Americans. However, this does not give us special privileges; it sets before us obligations. We have an obligation not to convert, but to respect. We have an obligation to set an example of tolerance and love. A faith that does not do this does not deserve to use Christ’s name. Respecting a neighbor who has a differing opinion is not just a Christian ideal, it is an American ideal. The core of our country is not only protecting the ideas with which you agree, it is protecting the ideas with which you disagree. A truly American community is not a homogeneous one; it is a diverse coalescence of culture founded on

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‘I State’ logo looks awful, needs to go By RJ.Green

One of these things is not like the other ones... 2008-present

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asked my girlfriend today whether I should write about Glenn Beck being a pandering quack, or the Obama administration’s dissolution of the manned space program, along with my dreams and childhood. What’d she say? “You know what you should write about? How ugly the uniforms are, and how stupid the big ‘I’ looks.” I love that girl. “The colors don’t even match. I went by the ticket office and the soccer team was wearing five different colors. It’s kind of sad when they can’t even afford to buy everyone uniforms at the same time. Maybe they could afford to have a soccer team if they weren’t busy spending money on stupid logos and ugly uniforms?” Amen sweetie. Almost three years ago, when he-who-shall-not-be-named was busy running the football team into the ground, athletic director Jamie Pollard announced the changes to

our current color scheme and logo. How did we come to this decision? An online poll. Wow. Awesome. I can’t stand the big maroon “I”, and I’m not sorry. It’s stupid. It misses the point. I could care less if we wore pink or purple uniforms, but let me tell you something about Iowa State: We’re the frickin’ Cyclones, and not just any ordinary team, oh no. We’re “The,” Iowa State, cardinalwith-tornado-pants, Cyclones: the only natural disaster flown by a bird in all of collegiate sports. There are definitely other natural disaster nicknames in college sports: There’s a college in Angola, Ind. called Trine. They’re the Thunder, and there are five whole teams that have storm in their name. There’s the Miami Hurricanes, obviously. Their mascot? An ibis, named Sebastian. No, an ibis is not a crab, it’s a bird. I guess. But I digress, we’re missing the point: does Sebastian have hur-

ricane pants? He does not. Geneva, a private Christian college in Beaver Falls, Pa., are known as the Golden Tornadoes. Finally, there are the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. There is not a hint of urolagnia in there — do not Google that word. So when the hell did we become the big, stupid I; 2008, I was here for that, mostly. Why would we do such a thing? Well, Pollard said, “Our coaches also said that when recruiting out of state, most people do not equate our present mark with Iowa State. There is confusion with other schools sharing a similar abbreviation and/or mascot and there is a general disconnect with recruits and people outside of the state’s borders.” Now, there are 10 other NCAA teams with an I initial in their name, and 20 total in the United States. There is only one, uno, team known as the Cyclones, and their mascot was voted Most Dominant Mascot

on Earth. This was a multi-week, nationally-lauded, much, much larger online poll than the one the athletic department put on; but, hey, whatever, let’s change the logo anyway. From the news release on, Pollard said, “Prior to the creative process, the department did extensive research and found that 72 percent of BCS schools have a letter/s on their helmet, 70 percent adopted their helmet mark as the primary athletics department identity and only 6 percent [including Iowa State] have their mascot in the logo.” So we’re standing out by fitting in? Because the out-of-state recruits can’t play match-the-logo? That plus an Internet poll? That’s why? The new font is pretty stupid, too. Has anyone seen the Iowa State University logo at the top of the Web page? Classy, right? That used to be in giant white letters on the stadium that would light up at night and look particularly snazzy.

I’ll concede that Mr. Trice deserves to have his name up there, but then they went and plastered that stupid I behind the scoreboard. It looks like someone asked a sixth-grader to design it using WordArt. There’s something endearing about Cy, and nobody wants to hug a letter. You don’t see a giant I beating up Herky at sporting events; although it would be frickin’ awesome to see Cy beating Herky with a giant I at sporting events — can someone make that happen? I’ll end on a happy note: With apologies to my significant other, the new football uniforms do look pretty sweet. It’s awesome to have coach Paul Rhoads on board, and I’m stoked to stumble around in the student tailgate lot while we win some games. Know what else? Logo bastardization aside, I think Pollard is a stand-up guy, and has been doing a fine job running the show. Even if he did hire Benedict Chizik.


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Despite two floods, Iowans never whined or looted Every year, about this time, I get a reminder of just how much better Iowa is than Louisiana. It isn’t just that government statistics rate Louisiana in the top five overweight states of the Union, or that Louisiana’s illiteracy rate is double that of Iowa’s. I think the best example of our superiority is on the news at the end of August every year. Remember the news footage of New Orleans police officers looting stores in uniform? Remember the alleged reports of locals shooting weapons at rescue helicopters? I must have missed the parts where Iowans did that two years ago when nearly our entire state was under water. I do remember residents of Cedar Rapids banding together to get the library’s contents to safety, or neighbors helping neighbors evacuate. Iowans didn’t even blame George Bush and his weather

I just wanted to say thank you for the redesigned website with the ability to read the virtual paper as it actually gets printed. For those of us who don’t read the paper in the dining centers anymore, it is nice to be able to access what we love about the Daily in the format that we love, all online. I love the flip-through view you introduced. It is so much nicer than the old blog format. Thank you, Web team.

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Jefferson Peter is a junior in communication studies online machine. Need more proof? How about the incredible amount of warning Louisiana got that the hurricane was coming? Almost a week ahead of time they had a very good idea that a city below sea level was going to get a serious amount of water thrown at them. How about New Orleans natives choosing the Superdome over the free evacuation bus system? The news and radio stations continually warned that the Superdome was an option of absolute last resort, and the bus system was preferable. Lastly, and I personally feel the best example, is the accusation by the same people who let a giant and well-publicized storm surprise them, that the government was somehow ill-prepared and botched the rescue efforts. Ask yourself how the international community is

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handling the Haiti situation, or check when Chile is going to get those miners out of those caves. No other country in the world could have mobilized National Guard units from other states, drained and cleared roadways of trees, cars and other obstacles and set up rescue shelters in the five-day efficiency clinic the U.S. Military put on. May I also point out that, in the last 20 years, Iowans have experienced more than one large-scale flood and simply fixed the problem rather than whined about how someone else didn’t do their job. My Coast Guard unit was located in Louisiana before and after the hurricane made landfall, so I experienced all this first hand. Please join me in reminding Louisiana to be a little smarter next time, so our National Guard and tax dollars don’t have to rescue their state again.


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Alexander Robinson runs for a touchdown during the first half of the game against Northern Illinois on Thursday. Photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily

Defense shines in 27–10 ISU win By Chris.Cuellar The off-season jitters are gone, after 60 minutes of football and a 27-10 win over Northern Illinois on Thursday night, but the Cyclones didn’t chalk up the victory without a struggle. Touting a young defense that still had lots of improvements to make and an experienced offense that was ready to blow up the scoreboard, things went the other way. “If you had told me we were going to do that, I would have flat out called you a liar,” said ISU coach Paul Rhoads. “The last couple days, I was very nervous. They played hard, which I hope will begin to become a trademark of our program.” In their first start in Cyclone uniforms, linebackers A.J. Klein and Jake Knott combined for 24 tackles, and Knott even picked off two NIU passes. The linebacking corps had been the question mark leading up to game day, and whether the new faces would step in for ISU star Jesse Smith, and his 12 tackles per game from 2009. Through one game, they answered the question. “I just played, I don’t even care how many tackles I get as long as we win,” said Klein, who finished with 15 for the game. “Everything slowed down as the game went on, but it was fast to start. I felt more comfortable, and made some better reads.” Northern Illinois finished with 156 rushing yards, a statistic typically associated with a struggling defense. The Huskies aver-

aged 195 rushing yards per game in 2009, and as dangerous as running back Chad Spann looked early, the Cyclones were pleased with the end defensive result. “Our front seven on defense probably exceeded expectations going into the first game,” Rhoads said. “I’m very pleased with how we matched up with their physical offensive line.” Holding a 17-0 lead and not allowing a third down conversion going into halftime, Cyclone fans were feeling comfortable in their tailgating warmth. Unfortunately, the offense didn’t show up to start the second half like most of the tailgaters did. Northern Illinois put on 10 straight points to make the stands at Jack Trice Stadium quiet and a little nervous, but the defense held tough, and a pair of late score put the game on ice. Capitalizing on some errant passing and an NIU offensive line that was bullied for much of the game, the Cyclone defense pressured Huskie quarterback DeMarcus Grady into three interceptions and less than 50-percent passing on opening night. Grady also ran the ball 14 times for 54 yards and a touchdown. “We take great pride in our football conditioning, and I told them after the game, I thought this one was a draw. Northern Illinois came to play for 60 minutes,” Rhoads said. Iowa State’s quarterback Austen Arnaud wasn’t without his foibles, and even though the Ames-native kept his completion percentage up on a 27-of-36 night, he was picked off twice and only reached the end zone on the


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ground. Northern Illinois’ linebackers weren’t as productive at keeping the Cyclone attack at bay, as ISU running back Alexander Robinson took 19 carries for 97 yards and two scores, including a 63 yard scamper in the second quarter. “Austen made some good decisions, then he made some blunders out there on the field, that were really bad tosses. We’ve got to make better decisions as an offensive staff,” Rhoads said. The experienced Cyclone secondary chipped in on the effort, aided by West Des Moines graduate Zac Sandvig’s pick off Grady in the first half, as he was stepping in for suspended safety David Sims. Iowa State only allowed Northern Illinois’ top receiver to bring in four balls for 21 yards, keeping things on lock down most of the night. “Zac is a smart football player. This is a game that was difficult for our safeties because of all the movement they did. Zac and Mike O’Connell got that done all night,” Rhoads said. Even the ISU defensive line had to join the effort to save the sputtering Cyclone offense, and a defense that only logged 16 sacks in 2009 registered only one on the evening, but made life uncomfortable for Grady and the Huskie backfield. “It’s always nice to get one, especially because that [offensive] tackle was a good tackle, so I had to make sure I succeed with it,” said defensive end Patrick Neal, who picked up the sack in the fourth quarter.

Linebacker Jake Knott celebrates after his second interception during Thursday’s game against Northern Illinois. Photo: Gene Pavelko/Iowa State Daily


hat giant whoosh you hear is the collective exhale from ISU football fans. The Cyclones started the season off with a 27-10 win against Northern Illinois, but they took the scenic route to get there. It looked early on like the team would run away with the game. They shut the Huskies out in the first half, which was the first time they’d done so since the game against Colorado on Nov. 8, 2008. Quarterback Austen Arnaud looked sharp despite an interception late in the first half. He looked like he was backing up his talk in the pre-season that he’d improved his accuracy. “He made some blunders that looked like really bad tosses,” coach Paul Rhoads said. “But he made some throws he didn’t make last year.” Alexander Robinson looked much better than Chad Spann, with a 63-yard touchdown run, and the receivers looked good as well, especially Darius Darks and Collin Franklin. However, when Iowa State came out of the locker room for the third quarter, it looked like they were a completely different offense. They looked sluggish, uninterested and downright sloppy. Penalties and another interception from Arnaud kept Northern Illinois in the game throughout he third quarter. The offense rebounded in the fourth quarter, with Robinson getting another touchdown, effectively sealing the game. If it wasn’t for a defense that played well against a high-caliber running back in Spann, we might be talking about an entirely different outcome. The defense looked good pretty much the entire game, holding NIU on several third downs. Jake Knott also looked impressive, generating turnovers and making plays

“He plays the game all out and gives you everything he has,” Rhoads said. Not to discount its play, but it’s not like the defense was playing against a great offense. Yes, Spann is talented, but NIU quarterback DeMarcus Grady missed on a few opportunities that could also have completely changed the landscape of the game. Oklahoma’s Landry Jones isn’t going to miss wide open receivers. And if the defense misses as many tackles as they did against the Huskies, it’ll be tough to win in the Big 12. But the bigger issue, at least in my mind, is the inconsistency of the offense. We knew coming into the season that the team’s fate was set with the success of the offense. They simply cannot rest. Not even a minute. If they let off the throttle in the spread offense, the Big 12 defenses — not to mention Iowa — will pounce. “We were resting towards the end of the first half,” Arnaud said. “The defense kept us alive, and we’re fortunate to be where we’re at.” Very fortunate. If the offense plays like it did in the first half in the coming weeks, Iowa State will win a lot of games. But if they come out against Iowa or even Kansas State a few weeks from now, they definitely won’t. Arnaud has to keep the mistakes at a minimum the rest of the way, no question. He showed tonight he has the ability to play at a very high level, and if he can do so, he can carry the Cyclones a long way. “You can’t turn the ball over three times and expect to win the majority of your football games,” Rhoads said. And make no mistake, Arnaud knows that. Now we just have to wait and see if he can do his part to correct it and take this team as far as they have the ability to go.

A.J. Klein tackles a Northern Illinois player during Thursday’s game against the Huskies. Photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily

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Iowa State Challenge set to launch

Cyclones host weekend tournament following return from Showcase in Omaha, Neb. By Kelsey.Jacobs Junior Carly Jenson watched outside hitter Rachel Hockaday go down Saturday with an ACL injury against No. 13 Florida. At that moment, Jenson’s season suddenly started to look very different. Jenson had to jump in for Hockaday and helped Iowa State to go 1–1 against Florida and No. 14 Kentucky during the weekend at the Runza/AVCA Showcase in Omaha, Neb. The junior outside hitter had two career highs with 14 kills and 16 digs against the Wildcats. Despite the sudden injury of Hockaday, coach Christy JohnsonLynch was pleased with Jenson’s performance and the team’s ability to rebound. “When Hockaday went down, to rebound from that and still be competitive and also to still beat Kentucky in that situation, I thought showed some resilience and some toughness from our team,” Johnson-Lynch said. “Jenson, I thought, played about as well as we could have hoped for. She just played terrific filling in for Hock[aday] and I feel really good about her being able to play in that position.” After filling in for Hockaday and returning home from the tournament in Omaha, Jenson’s outlook on the season has been altered. Before Sunday, she had only had three career starts. Now, instead of cheering on Hockaday from the sidelines like she planned, Jenson will start in place of her friend and roommate this season, beginning at the Iowa State Challenge, a tournament hosted by the Cyclones. “It’s definitely a 180-degree turnaround,” Jenson said. “Now it’s a different mindset going into every game and I’ve just got to get my mind ready to go.” Jenson’s new mindset won’t be tested against any ranked teams this weekend, but the No. 12 Cyclones will face a grueling slate of four matches in two days. The team will play UWMilwaukee and North Dakota State on Friday, Sept. 3, and South Dakota State and Florida International on Saturday, Sept. 4. The coaching staff has split up the

scouting for each of the four teams, but Johnson-Lynch isn’t concerned about the opponents. “I really think this time of year a lot of it’s about your own side,” JohnsonLynch said. “A volleyball court is just not very big, there’s not a lot of different things you can do. You can pick up certain tendencies, but a lot of it is just executing your side of the net.” Along with executing, this weekend the Cyclones will work on getting comfortable with Jenson and their new lineup. Although Jenson has been training behind the other outside hitters for two years and has remained very competitive at that position, the team will still have to make some small adjustments in order to work smoothly with its new starter. “We’ll have to work a little bit harder,” said senior outside hitter Victoria Henson. “I mean [Hockaday] is out and we’re used to having her in there, so we’ll have to work a little bit harder getting [Jenson] in there just getting comfortable.” The Cyclones will take on UWMilwaukee at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Ames High School. For the weekend’s full schedule, go to All games will be played at Ames High

Out for the season Just as the ISU program had feared for the last six days, junior Rachel Hockaday will miss the remainder of the season due to a severe left knee injury. Confirmation came Thursday afternoon after Hockaday underwent her first MRI since the injury. The All-Big 12 preseason honoree landed awkwardly on her left leg just 20 points into the teams’ first match of the season Saturday against Florida. Surgery for the Decatur, Ill native has been scheduled for Sept. 22. The program will pursue a medical hardship waiver in hopes of retaining Hockaday’s two remaining years of eligibility. Travis J. Cordes

Setter and defensive specialist Cassie Pratt prepares a serve during the Cardinal and Gold Scrimmage on Saturday at Ames High. File photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

Season tickets completely sell out days before team’s home opener The ISU athletic department announced it has sold out of ISU volleyball season tickets with only a few days before the team’s home opener Friday against UW-Milwaukee. It has also been announced that single-match tickets will not be available for the team’s home matches against Northern Iowa on Sept. 8, Nebraska on Sept. 15 and Texas on Nov. 27. The Cyclones were forced to relocate to Ames High School after Hilton Coliseum was damaged during the


Cyclones head to Omaha

By Blake.Schultz Coach Wendy Dillinger and the Cyclones began this season with one goal: Finish undefeated in non-conference play. So far the Cyclones are undefeated with a record of 3-0-1. Thursday, Iowa State will Dillinger traveled to Omaha, Neb., to play a weekend double-header with Creighton and North Dakota State. Last season, Iowa State met up with Creighton in Memorial Stadium and finished with a 0-0 tie after double overtime. The Cyclones are 2-0-1 all-time versus the Bluejays. Creighton will come into this weekend with a 3-1-2 overall record. For North Dakota State, this will be its third game of the season. The last time Iowa State played the Bison was in 2008, which the Cyclones won 4-1. The Cyclones lead the series 3-0 all-time. The Cyclones begin action at 7 p.m. Friday against Creighton, and finish the weekend playing North Dakota State at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Forward Brittany Morgan blocks opponent midfielder Tara Zika during the match against Drake on Aug. 20 in Ankeny. File photo: Samantha Butler/Iowa State Daily

August flooding. Ames High School’s gymnasium seats 2,000 people, which pales in comparison to the massive confines of Hilton, which seats roughly 14,000 people. With 1,500 seats inside Ames High being reserved for season ticket holders, the remaining 500 seats will be available for Lil’ Clone Club members and their chaperones, as well as ISU students on a first-come, first-served basis. Daily Staff


Final spot taken Former Arkansas assistant coach fills last staff position The ISU men’s basketball coaching staff was filled Thursday with the hiring of Elwyn McRoy. McRoy will be coach Fred Hoiberg’s third full-time assistant. “Elwyn is going to be a tremendous asset to our program,” Hoiberg said in a news release. “His experience on the bench will also be a benefit to our staff and players.” In a statement, Hoiberg commented on McRoy’s ties to the Midwest and said he has been a “proven recruiter with ties all across the country.” McRoy, a native of Wichita, Kan., was an assistant coach at Arkansas State during the last two seasons. “I can’t put into words how excited I am about the opportunity to coach at this level and work with a coach that has established a great

reputation like Fred,” McRoy said. “Iowa State has a storied history of success and I am going to work hard to help bring that success back.” McRoy’s hiring ends Hoiberg’s McRoy search for his three full-time assistants. He will join Bobby Lutz, former coach at Charlotte University, and T.J. Otzelberger, an assistant under Greg McDermott, on the staff. Earlier this month, ISU all-time leading scorer Jeff Grayer departed the coaching staff to return to his former job at Michigan to be a full-time assistant. NCAA rules allow coaches to have only three-full time assistants. Before coaching at Arkansas State, McRoy was the head coach Frank Phillips College, and then an assistant at Southern University, Northwood University and Georgia Southern.

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“It was cool to see the other students’ eyes get bigger and jaws drop,â€? Henry said. Listening to the other students’ presentations and seeing how Iowa State compared to other agricultural colleges made Henry realize how proud he is to be a Cyclone. “It makes my education even more valuable,â€? Henry said. The trip to Taiwan was not the ďŹ rst time Henry’s feet have left American soil. In fact, it was the 12th time. Through church mission trips and short excursions offered through ISU programs, Henry has been to 12 different countries: Panama, Thailand, Argentina, Uruguay, China, Vietnam, Spain, Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany and Taiwan. He has traveled to the last six countries in this year alone. “The international experience is invaluable,â€? Henry said. “It may strain your pocketbook while you’re in college, but it’s worth it.â€? Henry’s international experience is part of what led the CALS Study Abroad office to nominate him for the EAT program. “We believe that he has a passion for international education and will be a great ambassador of our college as well as Iowa State,â€? said Difei Shen, global agriculture programs coordinator. Henry encourages other students to consider studying internationally. He said a common misconception among students is that study abroad trips are expensive. What students do not realize is that there is ďŹ nancial assistance available for those who need it. They just need to take the time to ďŹ ll it out. “You can ďŹ nd ways to do it, you just have to take the time to do it,â€? Henry said.

Luckily, the water situation turned out to be less of a deal than initially expected, since the farms’ lack of water only lasted for about ďŹ ve hours. They were able to run water backwards from the dairy farm, which can also run on rural well water. Nevertheless, farm managers were ready for anything if their predicament turned out to what they ďŹ rst thought it might be. “We were prepared, with the help of the agronomy department, to provide trailers with large water tanks so that we could haul water to our livestock and to soak the pigs down to keep them cool,â€? said Jay Lampe, manager of the swine farms. Some of those involved this year even remember a similar situation during the oods of 1993. “I was here for a trial run in 1993, and we had more water in different places on the farm,â€? Ruble said. “The biggest concern was when we lost water for nine hours with a 110-degree heat index. We got through it with zero death loss at all the farms.â€? Fortunately, in the recent ood there were also no animal casualties. “Our animals were at least on high ground and not standing in water or exposed to the elements through the ooding,â€? Lampe said. Though an ordeal none of the farm managers saw coming, or the city of Ames for that matter, the situation was dealt with efficiently and taken care of the best way it could be to minimize losses. “Farm managers dug in and took action quickly to provide alternative water for the livestock,â€? Morrical said. “Their quick and cooperative actions are greatly appreciated.â€?

A hurricane watch was also issued for the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Tropical storm watches and warnings were in effect for most other coastal areas between North Carolina and Nova Scotia. President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for North Carolina on Wednesday evening. The action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate relief efforts and makes federal funds available. Maryland’s governor issued an emergency declaration earlier in the day. The monster storm is forecast to pass close to the Outer Banks on Thursday night, the National Hurricane Center said. “Even if the center of Earl remains offshore ... hurricane force winds are expected to occur in the Outer Banks overnight tonight,� the center said in its 8 p.m. Thursday forecast. Officials in Dare County, North Carolina, issued mandatory evacuation orders Thursday for visitors to the coastal county, including the Outer Banks. The mandatory evacuation extended to residents in some areas, including the

As Hurricane Earl barrels toward the coast, a lone kite surfer off the beach at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., takes one last ride before the storm roars in. Photo: Mark Walz/CNN Wire Service

town of South Nags Head and Hatteras Island. Dare County schools and courts were closed Thursday and will be closed Friday. The storm, which had been a Category 3 until Thursday night, has maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. Further weakening is expected overnight, forecasters said, but “Earl is expected to remain a large and strong

>>ADMINISTRATION.p1 Resource Policies Allocation. Both committees meet with the provost regularly and deal with projecting next year’s budget. Steve Freeman, associate director in the department of agricultural and biosystems engineering, will serve as president-elect. “Both Steve and I ran unopposed, which is a bit concerning to me, but even running unopposed, I was not elected unanimously,â€? Owen said. “There was a vote for Donald Duck, and I know there was a vote for Donald Duck because I cast that vote.â€? Owen said the agenda for the ďŹ rst meeting will be ďŹ nalized at the executive meeting Sept. 14 and will include an address from Tom Hill, vice president of student affairs. Hill is slated to review the importance of the recruitment and retention of students, “given the importance of tuition to the general budget,â€? Owen said. Owen said the Senate may also discuss the post-tenure review task force, a committee which he served as chairman last year, that analyzes the effectiveness of tenure and provides feedback to faculty members and the university. “We already have a procedure to some extent in place for post-tenure review, as mandated by the Board of Regents, but

hurricane as it passes near the Outer Banks.� Earl is a large storm, meaning effects will be widely felt even if it does not make a direct hit. It covers about 166,000 square miles. The storm’s outow, or the clouds associated with it, could stretch from one end of the state of Texas to the other, said CNN meteorologist Reynolds Wolf.

it is not a particularly well-understood process, so we’re looking at what can be done to make it a more useful process,� van der Valk said. Some of Owen’s goals as president this year include increasing participation in Faculty Senate by encouraging each department to elect the best representatives to serve on the Senate. He would also like to prevent what he calls “curriculum rustling,� or “a clear and simple strategy to take students from one college and put them in [another] department� in order to gain more funding. However, his major goal as president is to be an objective leader and representative of the Senate. “As president I need to make sure all ideas are given a fair opportunity,� Owen said. Owen said in order to do this, he will discuss ideas with the appropriate councils or executive board and potentially assign task force committees to the issues. As the outgoing president, van der Valk’s advice matches Owen’s goals. “Ultimately I think any president of the Faculty Senate has to constantly keep in mind who he’s representing, which is obviously in this case the faculty ... and you have to constantly keep in mind the interests of the students, which is why we’re all here,� van der Valk said.

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Urgent: looking for a babysitter for my 2 kids. $450/week, car provided. Please email: or call 707-225-8390.


Therapeutic Massage Mary Dengler, RMT,

208 5th Street 232-9474 or 1-800-705-6667 “All work done by the bodies needs.� New clients always welcome. Ames' Most Experienced Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist for ISU track last 7 years


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted Laborers:To assist with landscaping, irrigation, nursery and lawn care. Experience helpful, but not necessary. Will train. Apply at: Risco Lanscaping & Irrigation 17013 US Hwy 69. 515-232-2684 Our company needs male or female representative to act as our opened position bookkeeper. Contact asap for more details about this job send your resume to Receptionist/Admin Assistant position. Available at established construction management/ development firm. Flexible 30 hrs/week. Mon-Friday work week and excellent opportunity for advancement for the right person. Please send your resume to Tournament Club of Iowa Is currently accepting applications for the following: Bartenders & waitstaff Day & evening shfts: hourly wages + tips. Applications are available at: Email applications and resumes to: Tournament Club of Iowa Attn: General Manager 515-984-9440 Dublin Bay. Now hiring kitchen help. Apply in person. Ask for Matt. 320 S. 16th St.

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2 Bedroom Apts 2 BR apt, located near ISU. No pets, smoking, & quiet renters preferred. Heat, water & garbage incl. M-F call 515-382-2605.

Transit Driver. P/T 25-30 hrs/week. Will need a class C CDL with passenger endorsement. Mon.-Sun. any hours available. Willing to train. Contact: Heartland Senior Services 205 S Walnut Ames, IA 233-2906. Door & Fence Store FT labor 40+ hrs/wk. Must have vaild drivers license. Call 515-294-4292. Earn $1000-$3200 a month to drive our brand new cars with ads placed on them.

1 Bedroom Apts 1 BR apt,near ISU & downtown. No pets, smoking, & quiet renters preferred. Heat, water & garbage incl. M-F call 515-382-2605. 1BR apt for rent. All utilities except electric paid. Off street parking. No smoking. Grad student preferred. 312 Hayward. $400/mo. Call: 515.292.5485 before 7p.m.

Garage Sales Moving sale:2802 Arbor St. Fri., 12â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:30p.m., Sat 9a.m.-2p.m. Antique items, furniture, bookcases, wicker, photography equip., books, bicycles, household & office items, exercise equip. and more. Free bottled water, while it lasts!

Glass Glazing


Orning Glass Company is seeking dependable, detail oriented workers for shop and/or ďŹ eld positions. Full and part time positions available. General duties include installation of frames and glass




Help Wanted

Construction experience preferred, but not required. Salary/beneďŹ ts based on experience. Apply in person. No phone calls please

Orning Glass Company 114 Sumner Avenue Ames, Iowa

Closely examine any offer of a job opportunity or service that sounds too good to be true; chances are it is. Before investing any money, please contact the

Des Moines Better Business Bureau at 515-243-8137

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Efficiencies Efficiency, basement apartment next to campus. $340/mo. 515-292-1842 Westbrook Terrace Apartments. Efficiency Available now. Close to W. HyVee. On Red Cy-Ride. Call Sally 515-292-3555.

For Rent Independent students? You may qualify for reduced or even free rent. 1 or 2 BR apts in Nevada. Equal Housing Opporutnity. 515-290-2613.

Roommates Female. 1 BR in 3 BR apt. $310/mo.+ 1/3 electric. All other utilities included. Tony: 515-520-0449.

Motorcycles 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT. Blk/Silver @ 3000 miles. $5600. Call: 515-291-0662.

Rooms for Rent Private rooms for rent. All utilities included and HSI. $325/mo. 515-292-7609.

For Sale Honda Accord 04 EX V6, Silver Metallic, Excellent Condition, 73k Miles, Leather,Loaded, $12,999, Call 515-708-1391. M20 Raleigh mens adult bike. $100 obo. Call: 360-608-3721.

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To the girl who likes farm boys, I’m single and looking to take someone back home to the farm ... I want a “just sayin’” t-shirt...just sayin’ So maybe next year we should not get drunk and try to fill out my fafsa, huh dad? ... To the freshman who sat in my desk and threw away my drink on Tier 2: how did you not see my backpack? Oh, and some manners would be nice. ... Summer 2010 was a 20 out of 10 ... Dear mom just because you have a facebook account doesnt mean that you can stalk me... just saying ... Academic dishonesty: unlike Nike. just dont do it! thank you stats 104 professor ... Just a heads up, if you are awesome, I will stop and give you a high five. On a related note, if you are being dumb, I will give you a high five to the face. ... To the guy with the bag and vest....We love you. ... To the girl with the rolling red backpack, it makes you look really snobby scooting that thing around everywhere. Just sayin’.... ... Thank you to who ever left a free tv outside the house next to Legacy! It does work great and works with the XBOX!!! Thanks to you, I might fail my classes, but its all good. :) ... It is so bright at night... how I miss the country

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ACROSS 1 What some sirens do 6 1990s-2000s Irish leader Bertie 11 Pres. counterparts 14 It may be blank 15 Food processor setting 16 Outback critter 17 Like a dialect coach? 19 End of an academic address 20 Periods 21 Amount-and-interval numbers 23 Not connected 26 Reel art 27 Knack 28 Whalebone 30 New York home of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 31 Three-time French Open champion 32 Its symbol is Sn 35 Musical knack 36 Web danger, and a hint to this puzzle’s theme 38 Murcia Mrs. 39 Nutritional stat 40 Like some panels 41 Genesis locale 42 Key of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 44 Where the Maine sank 46 Expects 48 Consequences of an all-nighter 49 Obsess 50 Titania’s consort 52 General on a menu 53 Answer from LL Cool J? 58 Where Nina Totenberg reports

59 Inuit for “women’s boat” 60 Gives some TLC to, with “in” 61 Doofus 62 They’re heavier than foils 63 Source of brown fur

DOWN 1 Airport safety org. 2 Last letters on some lists 3 Slicker 4 Performer with five #1 hits in his first year on the Billboard charts 5 One at the edge of the gutter 6 Record label launched in 1968 7 Pitch 8 Lover of Psyche 9 Toon dog 10 Most impoverished 11 Christmas? 12 Cable __ 13 “Semper Fidelis” composer 18 It may pop up in a clearing 22 Vending machine insert 23 Fish-eating mammal 24 Capacitance unit 25 Herbivorous reptiles? 26 Bass symbol 28 Joy of “The View” 29 A or Ray 31 City SE of Cherbourg 33 Papas of “Zorba the Greek”

34 Family matriarchs 36 “For real?” 37 Oxford fellows 41 Become balanced 43 Athletes for Hope co-founder Hamm 44 Word on a towel 45 Embraces 46 Cigna competitor 47 Mud daubers, e.g. 48 Smells 50 Boy with a fishing pole in a ‘60s sitcom title screen 51 Highlands hillside 54 Rock concert fixture 55 U.S. Army E-6, e.g. 56 Jamaican genre 57 Phila. setting

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Joke of the Day You might be a college student if... 1. If you have ever price shopped for Top Ramen, you might be a college student. 2. If you live in a house with three couches, none of which match. 3. If you consider Mac and Cheese a balanced meal. 4. If you have ever written a check for 45 cents. 5. If you have a fine collection of domestic beer bottles. 6. If your underwear supply dictates the time between laundry loads. 7. If you have ever had to justify yourself for buying Natural Light. 8. If the first thing you do in the morning is roll over and introduce yourself. 9. If you average less than 3 hours of sleep a night. 10. If your trash is overflowing and your bank account isn’t 11. If you go to Wal-Mart more than 3 times a week 12. If you wake up 10 minutes before class 13. If you wear the same jeans 13 days in a row -- without washing them 14. If your social life consists of a date with the library 15. If your idea of “doing your hair” is putting on a baseball cap 16. If you carry less than a dollar on you at all times because that’s all you have 17. If you haven’t done laundry in so long you are wearing your swim suit to class 18. If your midnight snack is microwave popcorn 19. If your backpack is giving you Scoliosis 20. If you can sleep through your roommate’s blaring stereo 21. If you get more e-mail than mail

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Daily Sudoku

Daily Horoscope : by Nancy Black and Stephanie Clements Today’s birthday (9/3/10). You may feel that you have to work a lot harder this year to get what you want. However, the hard work pays huge dividends as you maximize lucky circumstances to produce more than you planned. Focused will and power are the key to success now. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 5 -- Your partner accepts an assignment that places demands on your time and energy. Let go of expectations and follow a leader.

Level: medium INSTRUCTIONS: Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every number 1 to 9. For strategies on solving Sudoku, visit

Today’s solution:

Taurus (April 20--May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- You can’t bend the content to fit the box. You have to trim the edges somehow or find a larger container. Wrap carefully for shipping. Gemini (May 21--June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Give each action you take a firm purpose or goal. The more you stick to practical matters, the more that gets done.

Cancer (June 22--July 22) -- Today is a 5 -- What seem like major obstacles in the morning may resolve into workable issues and then solutions. Don’t press too hard and accept what others offer. Leo (July 23--Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Today’s effort goes into planning for both long range and immediate needs. Inspire others to consider tomorrow while handling today’s details. Virgo (Aug. 23--Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Your personal goal is to get all your ducks in a nice tidy row. Associates are more focused on their problems. Agreement may have to wait until tomorrow. Libra (Sept. 23--Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Gathering up the loose ends today may turn out to be quite a project. You wish you had help, but get more done through independent effort. Scorpio (Oct. 23--Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Everything works out today if you keep the ball rolling to prevent stagnation. This means giving one person an occasional nudge.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22--Dec. 21) -Today is a 6 -- Today you’ve perceived the need to get down to business and stick to it. Once you get the ball rolling, keep it in motion for best results. Capricorn (Dec. 22--Jan. 19) -Today is a 6 -- Devise a schedule or other means to get everyone in sync. Your partner may be the only person who naturally goes with the flow. Others need guidance. Aquarius (Jan. 20--Feb. 18) -- Today is a 5 -- Take all your ambitious ideas and put them to work now. Make sure you include the essence of your core values in everything you do. Pisces (Feb. 19--March 20) -- Today is a 6 -- For a steady flow, consistent effort is required. Ask others to walk the walk and not just pontificate, all while doing your share.

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Editor: Jake Lovett | sports | 515.294.3148


Photo: Gene Pavelko/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State’s wide receiver Josh Lenz gets tackled by Northern Illinois during the Cyclone’s game against the Huskies on Thursday. Photo: Manfred Brugger/ Iowa State Daily

Coach Paul Rhoads directs his players during Thursday’s game against Northern Illinois. The Cyclones defeated the Huskies 27-10. Photo: Gene Pavelko/Iowa State Daily

An ISU fan dressed in a painted Stormtrooper outfit strikes a pose for the camera before the game. Photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily

Jon Dahlke, left, of Riceville; Greg Steinberg, sophomore in architecture; Janet Dahlke, of Riceville; and Jared Foss, junior in community and regional planning, enjoy food and drinks outside The Cyderweb bus prior to the start of the football game. Photo: Whitney Sager/Iowa State Daily

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