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The men sneak by North Dakota State while the women fall to Nebraska

The GSB senate plans to hear a proposal to lease and renovate the former Varsity Theater

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CyRide goes green with hybrid bus By Sara Schlueter Daily Staff Writer The familiar CyRide buses that service the Ames community and ISU campus are in for a new makeover. CyRide is joining Rankin the initiative to “live green” and will add 12 hybrid buses, called “Cybrids,” to its fleet beginning this summer and continuing into December. “The guiding philosophy behind this is to be aware of our impact on the environment,” said Susan Gwiasda, public relations officer for Ames. The 12 hybrid buses cost $6 million. “We have been wanting to do this for a long time, and now we are able to because of the federal economic stimulus dollars we were granted,” said Sheri Kyras, CyRide transit director. Federal stimulus dollars will be the primary source of funding for the buses. The cost of one regular CyRide bus is $380,000 — compared to $520,000 for an electric hybrid bus — but CyRide officials think the cost is worthwhile. “The [hybrids] give off one-third less emissions,” Kyras said. “They are much healthier for the environment, have improved miles per gallon and they are

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The road to victory Insight win first since ’04 for Iowa State By Nate Sandell Daily Sports Editor TEMPE, Ariz. — On Dec. 20, 2008, Paul Rhoads took over a football program reeling from a two-win season and the abrupt departure of its head coach. Rhoads made a promise to his new team: The 2009 Cyclone football team would win a bowl game. One year later, that promise was fulfilled. Iowa State overcame four turnovers and a late surge from Minnesota to earn a 14–13 victory over the Gophers in the 21st annual Insight Bowl. The win was a fitting exclamation mark on the Cyclones’ turnaround season — a season in which Iowa State never had a losing record (7–6 overall). Moments after the game clock expired, senior defensive lineman Nate Frere summed up the team’s emotional reaction to the victory while wiping away tears. “It was a goal that we set out a year ago, when Coach Rhoads first got here. We’ve had some rough times here, and to do it in this fashion is an indescribable feeling,”

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Student involved in fatal accident over winter break By Rashah McChesney Daily Staff Writer At about 7 a.m., just as the sun was coming up on Dec. 30, Whitney Jean Zimmerman, of Huxley, was driving on Mortensen Road near the intersection at Coconino Road when her car struck Lyle Clapp, 71, of Ames who was crossing on the west side of the intersection. Clapp was crossing on the side of the intersection where there isn’t a crosswalk. The officer who responded to the incident said it was the time of day when the change from darkness to dawn was just becoming noticeable, said Ames Police Cmmdr. Mike Brennan. “She just didn’t see him,” he said. “I think it was starting to snow a little bit and there was a car going eastbound and a car going westbound, and it could very well have been that headlights played a role in the incident as well. According to the news release, Clapp was taken to Mary Greeley Medical Center and later Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, were he died later that evening. “It’s basically just an accident,” Brennan said. “Just a really unfortunate, tragic situation.” There are no charges being filed against Zimmerman, and Brennan said none would be. “We had our traffic accident investigators come out and do their measurements and investigation and interviews with the witnesses and there was certainly nothing that [Zimmerman] was doing as far as speeding or driving recklessly,” Brennan said.

ISU coach Paul Rhoads holds up the Insight Bowl trophy after Iowa State defeated Minnesota 14–13 in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 31, 2009. Rhoads fulfilled his promise that his team would win a bowl game when he was hired on Dec. 20, 2008. Photo: Paul Connors/The Associated Press

Fans follow team to postseason success By John Lonsdale Daily Staff Writer On Dec. 31, Cyclone fans young and old gathered to cheer on their team in Tempe, Ariz., at Sun Devil Stadium. Outnumbering Minnesota fans 8-to-1, Cyclone Nation was exhilarated and ready for a victory. Not only was it the ending to a remarkable year, but it was also the end to an interesting football season. Cheering beneath the glow of the fireworks overhead, the sea of cardinal and gold flooded the packed stadium, the heat and energy radiating onto the field throughout the players and coaches. Cara Kjergaard, sophomore in agricultural business, watched with her brother and sister-in-law,

taking everything in. After a three-hour drive to a hotel in Kansas City, Kjergaard flew out at 6 a.m. the next morning and landed in Phoenix by 8 a.m., gaining an hour. Not only were Cyclone fans cluttering her flight, but she says they were all over downtown Tempe before the game. As the halftime show commenced, Kjergaard intently followed the marching band as it filed onto the field. From the stands to the field, Jake Faryan, freshman in mechanical engineering, had a very unordinary view of the game. As he and the marching band took their first steps onto the turf of Sun Devil Stadium, the crowd roared with excitement in anticipation for the show to begin. Unlike Kjergaard, Fary-

an traveled via bus for 24 hours with the marching band. Although it was a long bus ride, the band got to go to the game free of charge along with the everlasting memories they would gain from the experience. “All of our fans and the band were so excited, and we just played a bunch of songs, mainly the school song,” Faryan said. “The experience was a little different since we had to practice a couple times. We got the same excitement from the fans after doing our ‘Beyonce Dance’ as the first two times we did it. Just all in all it was a ton of fun and an honor to be able to play at the game.” As the music concluded, the crowd stayed ener-

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Closings

Campus locks buildings to save energy Winter storm, building closures create problems By Whitney Sager Daily Staff Writer While students, faculty and staff enjoyed winter break, the ISU campus took a similar break. From Dec. 24 to Jan. 3, the university was partially closed. The partial closing allowed buildings that do not experience much activity during that 11-day period to be closed or locked in order to save money. David Miller, director of facilities planning and management, said 55 buildings were either closed or locked during the partial closing. “Closed means no one was in the building and locked means it was closed to the public, but there may be a few people in the building working,” Miller said. The partial closing was a way to help deal with the budget cuts the university has experienced during the past year. Vice President for Business and Finance Warren Madden said the estimated savings of the

university during the partial closing reached upwards of $120,000. Madden said Parks LiMadden brary, one of the buildings partially closed, lowered its energy costs by 60 percent. “For them, they labeled it as a success,” Madden said. The winter storm much of Iowa experienced Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 caused some problems during the partial closing. James Dorsett, director of International Students and Scholars, said some flights were delayed for international students attending Iowa State for the first time during spring semester. Finding ways to safely transport these students from the Des Moines airport to campus was an issue due to poor conditions. “That made it somewhat more difficult for picking up students,” Dorsett said. The cold weather also proved to be bothersome for ISU marching band members when they came back from their performance at the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.

“I know when the band came back ... there were some challenges getting cars started,” Madden said. Beardshear Hall was also closed during this time, preventing new international students from obtaining their ISUCards. However, because International Students and Scholars knew of the partial closing ahead of time, the office was prepared to deal with the incoming international students who did not yet have an ISUCard. “While a number of offices were closed between Christmas and New Year’s, plans were in place to bring students in after the New Year’s holiday and offices were open and ready,” said Peter Englin, director of the Department of Residence. Overall, officials believe the partial closing was a success. “In general, we think we’ve done a pretty good job,” Madden said. Whether or not the partial closing will be something the university does again in the future is unknown. “I would expect there would be significant discussion as to whether something like that will go on again,” Madden said.

Current budget reductions ‘unprecedented’ for times By Jessie Opoien Daily Staff Writer “Now is the time to make the hard decisions,” said College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Wendy Wintersteen on Dec. 22 in a public forum discussing the fiscal year 2011 budget, which she co-led Whiteford with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Michael Whiteford. Several “hard decisions” — including introducing differential tuition and eliminating departments — were discussed at the forum, held Wintersteen in the Memorial Union’s Great Hall, as Whiteford and Wintersteen gave a presentation and heard questions from the audience. “The current budget reductions are unprecedented,” Wintersteen said. “Although I think we can go back to the 1930s and see some equally bad times.” According to the presentation, LAS can expect to start the 2010-2011 academic year with 12 million fewer state dollars than it had at the

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1. Underground - Buck Bowling When: Monday Location: Underground, Memorial Union Description: Dollar games, shoes and soda for ISU students.

Cost: Free

2. Osborn Club Lecture Time: 7 p.m. Location: 1420 Molecular Biology Description: “Montane Meadows as Indicators of

Climate Change,” Diane Debinski, ISU ecology, evolution and organismal biology. The lecture is open to the public. Please visit the Web site for member and club information at www.ent.iastate.edu/osbornclub/programs.

Cost: Free

Andrea Ytzen and Ashley Olson, first-year students in the design program, greet each other with a hug after returning to campus from winter break Sunday. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

Police Blotter : ISU, Ames Police Departments

The information in the log comes from the ISU and the City of Ames police departments’ records. All those accused of violating the law are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

charged with driving under suspension and no insurance. He was released on citation. (reported at 7:01 p.m.)

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Dec. 10 Mohammed Kaabi lost control of the vehicle he was driving, causing property damage. (reported at 3:37 a.m.) Officers assisted an individual who fell on the ice. (reported at 7:43 a.m.) Officers initiated a drug-related investigation. (reported at 10:50 a.m.) Anna McCullough reported the theft of a pair of jeans and cash. (reported at 1:25 p.m.) Thomas Neuerburg reported the theft of a concert euphonium. (reported at 1:45 p.m.) Officers initiated a drug-related investigation. (reported at 2:42 p.m.) Chao Zhang and Lee Trask were involved in a property damage collision. Zhang was arrested and

Dec. 11 Andrew Ernst, 21, 2122 Lincoln Way, was arrested and charged with public intoxication – second offense. (reported at 2:12 a.m.) Vanessa Calderon, 26, 3002 Heathrow Drive unit 7, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 2:21 a.m.) Lewis Atchison, 31, 4611 Mortensen Road unit 311, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and unlawful possession of prescription medications. (reported at 3:23 a.m.) A vehicle driven by Prashanth Chandramanishivalingappa went into a snowbank. (reported at 10:01 a.m.) A vehicle driven by Todd Wilson collided with a car owned by William Reicks. (reported at 1:04 p.m.) Christian Kersey, 4810 Helser Hall, reported the theft of a bike. The incident occurred sometime between 11/30/09 - 12/07/09. (reported at 3:14 p.m.) Vehicles driven by Wendy

Dillinger and Hua Huang were involved in a property damage collision. (reported at 4:05 p.m.) Susan Olson, 41, of Ankeny, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. (reported at 7:41 p.m.) Kevin Mayberry reported damage to a vehicle window. (reported at 10:53 p.m.) Dec. 12 Aliesha Tibbles, 20, 4912 Mortensen Road unit 922A, was cited for underage possession of alcohol – second offense. Abbie Ohare Goodwin, 19, of Perry, was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 1:18 a.m.) Arpit Mehta, 19, 2296 Friley Hall, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 2:33 a.m.) An officer assisted with an investigation into a possible sexual assault. (reported at 6:55 a.m.) A vehicle driven by Bharat Patel struck a parked car. (reported at 12:32 p.m.) Dec. 13 Emily Aistrope, 18, 7310

Larch Hall, and Chelsea Younts, 18, of Tabor, were cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 12:16 a.m.) Officers assisted a resident who was suffering from an alcohol overdose. The individual was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center for treatment and observation. (reported at 1:15 a.m.) Troy Marlay, 21, 228 S. Kellogg Ave., was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. (reported at 1:44 a.m.) Travis Young, 22, 228 S. Kellogg Ave., was arrested and charged with driving under suspension. He was subsequently released on citation. (reported at 2:43 a.m.) Kyle Smith, 19, 1262 Friley Hall, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 8:38 a.m.) A vehicle driven by Carly Sitzmann struck a car owned by Ellen Jacobson. (reported at 2:29 p.m.) Officers assisted a woman who injured her neck while sledding. The individual was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center. (reported at 2:51 p.m.) Sheng Tang, 4325 Todd

Drive, reported the theft of a backpack. (reported at 10:53 p.m.) Vehicles driven by Kelly Fulsang and Andrew Schneider were involved in a property damage collision. (reported at 11:40 p.m.) Dec. 14 Vehicles driven by Jacqueline Toyne and Haley Fitzpatrick were involved in a property damage collision. (reported at 1:07 p.m.) A student reported being harassed by an acquaintance. (reported at 5:21 p.m.) Dec. 15 An individual reported several unauthorized purchases had been made on a purchasing card. (reported at 8:42 a.m.) An individual reported losing a purse. The item was later found. (reported at 9:09 a.m.) A staff member reported the theft of electrical wire. (reported at 12:21 p.m.) Officers initiated a drug-related investigation. (reported at 4:07 p.m.) Vehicles driven by Seongwoo Chae and Matthew Murphy collided. There was no apparent damage. (reported at 7:42 p.m.)

4:05 p.m.) Roberto Ramirez-Calderon was arrested on a warrant held by Story County. (reported at 5:32 p.m.) Vehicles driven by Wengang Zhou and Daniella Ruby were involved in a property damage collision. Ruby was cited for failure to yield. (reported at 6 p.m.) Marybeth Konkowski reported the theft of a laptop computer. (reported at 6:13 p.m.) A resident reported that the third floor of Maple Hall had sustained damage including a broken key pad, kicks in the walls, drinking fountains ripped from the walls, screens broken, and missing tiles. (reported at 10:52 p.m.) Dec. 17 Caitlyn Marino, 21, 257 Campus Ave., was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 3:41 a.m.) A vehicle that left the scene struck a car owned by Damon Sanchez. (reported at 4:18 p.m.) Yifu Zhao, 5346 Larch Hall, reported the theft of a suitcase. (reported at 4:52 p.m.) An officer reported graffiti written near a doorway. (reported at 8:07 p.m.)

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City Council

Mayor, councilmen First meeting brings new development goals sworn into office By Allison Suesse Daily Staff Writer

By Kyle Peterson Daily Staff Writer Ames Mayor Ann Campbell and newly elected councilmen Jeremy Davis, Peter Orazem and Tom Wacha were sworn in Monday morning during a ceremony at Ames’ City Hall. Campbell was first to take the oath, followed by Davis, then Orazem and finally Wacha. Each stepped up to the podium, where District Associate Court Judge James Malloy led them through the oath of office: “I, [name], do solemnly

Hoarders

Iowa DCI, local police team up for case By Rashah McChesney Daily Staff Writer Ames police have partnered with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation to analyze the contents of a home on Burnett Avenue, after the death of a local woman. After Arthur Meyers, 1612 Burnett Ave., contacted police last Monday and reported that his wife was unresponsive, officers arrived to discover an inordinate amount of trash and debris in the home. “The living conditions were in pretty bad shape,” said Cmmdr. Mike Brennan. “They don’t throw anything away. Over the years that stuff just piles up to the point of being pretty outrageous.” Police and DCI officials are attempting to determine whether or not condition of the house contributed to Patricia Keith’s death. “We wanted to make sure that we touched all of our bases as far as the circumstances are concerned, and that we’re able to evaluate the scene properly, and we weren’t able to do that because of all of the stuff in the house,” Brennan said. The county medical examiner requested an autopsy; however, the results won’t be available immediately, Brennan said. For now, Meyers is unable to continue living in the residence. Brennan said Meyers was allowed at the house during the day to clean it up and bring it up to city codes, but would not be allowed to reside there until he’d completed the job.

Assailants attempt robbery at bank By Rashah McChesney Daily Staff Writer An employee of the Greater Iowa Credit Union, 801 Lincoln Way, was accosted by two unidentified assailants shortly after 6 a.m. Dec. 24, she alleged. After being forced inside the bank by a black male who allegedly displayed a handgun, the employee was tied up with a phone wire that was dangling from the ceiling of the bank. “I don’t think it was planned, but they grabbed her and wrapped her up in that,” said Ames Police Cmmdr. Mike Brennan. “She wasn’t injured at all.” According to a news release, the two men were unable to get any money and eventually left the building. Ames police are still searching for the suspects, who are described as black male adults in their mid-20s who were wearing black clothing during the attempted robbery. Anyone with information regarding this robbery is encouraged to contact the Ames Police Department at 515-239-5133.

swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Iowa, and that I will faithfully and impartially, to the best of my ability, discharge all the duties of the office of [title] in the City of Ames, Iowa, as now or hereafter required by law.” Judge Malloy and the elected official then signed the oath. Following the ceremony, each official introduced family members on hand for the proceedings. The new council will meet this Friday and Saturday in order to “start setting the agenda for the next few years,” Orazem

said. However, the new councilmen have already been hard at work, attending six half-day orientation sessions that included information on procedure and protocol, as well as tours of city facilities, Wacha said. The newly seated members will take part in their first City Council meeting on Jan. 12. “We’ve talked with all [of] the past returning city councilmen — Larson, Mahayni and Goodman — and all of them I think are real enthusiastic to move forward,” Orazem said. “I know we are.”

With the start of a new year, the Ames City Council met over the weekend and developed six goals to work toward for the next two years. They are: ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Rejuvenate Campustown Reduce the city’s carbon footprint Promote economic development Strengthen and protect neighborhoods Create a community vision Streamline governmental processes for more effective decision making.

S t e v e S c h a i n k e r, city manager, said since the council has established what it wants Campbell to accomplish, the next step is to determine methods to reach the goals. The council will discuss those matters Saturday. There wasn’t a radical change between the goals set at the last session and this year’s list, Mayor Ann Campbell said. She said the council refined some of the ideas that were already instituted and synthesized issues council members

knew the community found important. Ward 3 representative Jeremy Davis is new to the council this year. He said economic growth was an issue the council found important and a “good goal for us to work on.” Davis also said neighborhood issues will be an important theme during his term. Some of those issues affect Iowa State and ISU students. As the council moves forward in the goal-setting process, it will engage the administration, student government and other university entities to work toward achieving the goals, Davis said.


Business

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Unemployment

Advancement

Despite rise, outlook good

Digitalized medicine

Ames unemployment jumped 0.4 percent between October and November — from 3.5 percent to 3.9 percent — according to the latest figures released over winter break by Iowa Workforce Development. Despite this month-to-month jump, however, the 3.9 percent unemployment figure for November still represents a drop from 4.0 percent recorded in September and 4.6 percent in August. The state unemployment rate, meanwhile, fell from 6.7 percent in October to 6.6 percent in November, while the national rate fell from 10.2 percent to 10 percent. Ames’ 3.9 percent unemployment rate represents 1,300 unemployed workers in a labor force of 32,700.

—Daily Staff

Chamber of Commerce

Registration opens for ROI Online registration is now open for the 2010 annual meeting of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and the Ames Economic Development Commission, to be held 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive. The event, “ROI — Return on Intuition,” will feature entertainer, mentalist and comedian Jon Stetson. In addition, the meeting will include the presentation of Chamber, Economic Impact and Young Professionals of Ames awards, including YPA’s 4 Under 40 recognition, Registration is $50 per ticket. Please RSVP online at www.ameschamber.com by Jan. 22.

—Daily Staff

Opening

Heroic tattoos arrive in Ames Ames’ newest tattoo shop, Heroic Ink, 409 Douglas Ave., will host an open house 6–9 p.m. Jan. 21. Visitors will be able to meet the owners and artists, Hugo Kenemer and Scott Mumper, tour the studio and view work samples, including a “live portfolio” of tattoos from previous clients.

—Daily Staff

Business

Free lunch Jan. 20 courtesy DMACC Des Moines Area Community College Business Resources is sponsoring a free business lunch titled “Leading BOLD Change” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20 in room 205 of the DMACC Hunziker Center, 1420 S. Bell Ave. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling Pam Akers at 515-964-6397 or e-mail pjakers@dmacc. edu.

—Daily Staff

10 things you didn’t s e c t i o n

know about

Dan Culhane

President & CEO Ames Chamber of Commerce, Ames Economic Development Commission

1. Graduated from Iowa State in 1993 2. With a degree in community and regional planning 3. Describes the Chamber as a peer group that provides services to its members, such as advocation with governments,and opportunities for education and networking 4. Also heads the AEDC, which markets Ames both internally and externally to companies contemplating investment in the community 5. Is originally from Minnesota 6. But was drawn to Iowa State because of the baseball program 7. Played catcher and third base 8. Loves his job because he gets to interact with a wide array of people 9. Favorite movie is Bull Durham 10. Loves ’80s hair bands – Whitesnake and Cinderella included

Clinic transitions away from hard-copy storage toward electronic filing By Kyle Peterson Daily Staff Writer By the end of 2010, doctors and nurses at McFarland Clinic, 1215 Duff Ave., won’t need paper charts for patient records. All information will be stored electronically, and doctors will have years of patient information instantaneously at their fingertips. When a patient walks into McFarland Clinic today, a complex, choreographed set of actions takes place. The patient is matched to a six-digit number that corresponds to the placement of his or her chart. Using that six-digit number as a map, a records specialist will find and retrieve the files from a massive basement room filled with tens of thousands of files. If the patient hasn’t been to the clinic in more than three years, the process is even more complex, because the record will be in an off-site archive and will need to be physically moved to Ames. The McFarland system has thousands of square feet dedicated to storage and approximately 280,000 patient files. But soon, those paper charts won’t be need to be pulled at all. “There will be a point in the future — and we anticipate that being sometime [in] the third or fourth quarter of 2010 — that the paper record will not be necessary when a patient is seen,” said Roger Kluesner, chief operating officer for McFarland. “Some of our physicians are already saying, ‘Don’t take the time to pull that paper chart. I have everything I need in the electronic records system.’” Installation of the system began about a year-and-a-half ago. Hardware was put in place and software was populated with about five years of patient notes, lab tests and radiology results that already existed in digital format. Then the clinic had to invest significantly in training. “There are people at various stages of comfort level in terms of working on an electronic system,” said Shelley Goecke, marketing and public relations director for the clinic. “From the very beginning we were doing a lot of keyboard testing and skill assessment.” Once doctors and nurses were comfortable, they began putting new information into the system. Over time, as patients are seen by the clinic, staff have transferred remaining information out of the paper charts. On Nov. 16, 2009, the paper charts were frozen. “There’s no new paper going into that paper chart,” Goecke said. Kluesner estimated the system will cost the clinic $20 million over 10 years. McFarland may be eligible for some federal stimulus dollars, though, and the system will result in cost savings. “When you don’t have the paper to buy, the paper to store, the paper to move around, that’s a huge cost savings both in physical expense and the labor costs,” Kluesner said. McFarland is building a new clinic in north Ames that would normally have about 800 square feet dedicated to storing files, Kluesner

The McFarland Clinic record space holds about 280,000 files from 1946 to Nov. 2009. The clinic has started scanning the records to a digital format for the electronic medical records system that can be accessed from other McFarland locations. Photo: Christine Naulty/Iowa State Daily

said. But when the new clinic opens in September, it won’t even have a records room. “This is the first time we have ever constructed or arranged for a medical office without a medical records room,” wrote Steve Koger, chief executive officer of McFarland Clinic, in a statement. “Radiology images in north Ames will also be completely digital. Our providers will review the digital images through computer access.” It is this quick and easy access that makes the system so attractive. Questions can be answered immediately instead of waiting for charts to arrive. “The timeliness of response is increased dramatically,” Kluesner said. “If you’re the parent with a small child that’s ill, those minutes seem like hours and hours seem like days.” In addition, the system will help overcome geographic and functional boundaries. McFarland has 32 specialties in 11 communities. The paper chart can only be in one place at a time. “We’re coordinating patients’ care,” Goecke

Movie Theater

said. “So that’s a tremendous benefit for all those physicians in that network to be able to view off of that one record and see things in real time as results are coming in.” The biggest difficulty facing doctors is maintaining successful conversation with patients while typing information into the system, said Dr. Donald Skinner, who practices family medicine at McFarland. He has laid out his exam rooms specifically to help ease the problem. “I usually have my nurses have you sit in the chair, so you’re right next to me, so I can look you in the eye as I struggle with my typing,” Skinner said with a laugh. For the most part, Skinner said, his patients welcome the system. New services, such as reminders for preventative care and a Web portal to let patients access their records online, will add value for both the clinic and the patient as the system evolves. And if a doctor still wants to see that old paper chart, McFarland will have that, too. “We’ll have it archived,” Kluesner said.

Global Industry

Senate to hear China overtakes leasing ideas U.S. in auto market By Kyle Peterson Daily Staff Writer A task force from the Government of the Student Body will introduce a bill to the senate on Wednesday, calling for GSB to renovate and lease the former Varsity Theater, 2412 Lincoln Way, and create a student-run venue. According to a draft of the proposal created by the Varsity Research Task Force, “Cyclone Cinema” would offer movies twice nightly, on Thursday through Sunday, as well as monthly midnight showings. The space would also be made available for university and community groups to rent. However, the cinema would first need to be renovated. Cinemark removed all of the seats, screens and equipment from the building’s two movie theaters when it vacated the space in January 2009. The cost to renovate both of the theaters on the property is estimated to be approximately $160,000. Annual expenses and revenues are also being projected and will be presented on Wednesday. GSB will host presentations and discussion on the project during its meetings on Jan. 20 and 27, and a final vote on the proposal will be

cast Feb. 2. If the bill is passed, initial funding for the project would come from the GSB’s capital projects account. Unspent funds from student organizations’ annual GSB allocations accumulate to this account at the end of each year, according to Tom Danielson, senior in civil engineering and GSB finance director. Danielson said the account has accumulated about $100,000 per year during his tenure, and currently has a balance of approximately $550,000. “Over the years, that’s just built up so high,” Danielson said. The proposal, as currently written, would fully fund the project for the first year and partially fund it the second. In subsequent years, the theater would be required to go through GSB’s regular allocations process. “The idea is that we move to more predictable costs each year and work toward a self-sustaining theater,” said Ian Ringgenberg, graduate student in educational leadership and policy studies and member of the GSB Varsity Research Task Force. Ringgenberg said, if the bill is passed, he hopes to see the theater open and operating for the beginning of the fall semester in August.

By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer

BEIJING — China overtook the United States as the biggest auto market in 2009 and automakers should see more strong growth this year, an industry group reported Friday. Boosted by Beijing’s stimulus, 2009 passenger car sales soared to 10.3 million and total vehicle sales are estimated at 13.6 million, the China Passenger Car Association said. That represents growth of about 45 percent from 2008. By contrast, U.S. sales of cars and light trucks plunged 21 percent in 2009 to 10.4 million as a shaky economy kept buyers away from showrooms. It was the first time any country bought more cars than Americans. The Chinese group’s data were in line with forecasts by J.D. Power and Associates of 12.7 million sales of cars and light trucks and 900,000 bigger vehicles in 2009 for a total of 13.6 million. The company in early 2009 expected sales of 9 million vehicles but raised that as Beijing rolled out measures to boost demand. “It’s very, very strong growth, far beyond the expectations we had in the early part of 2009,” said John Bonnell, a J.D. Power analyst. China’s status as the top auto market is yet another sign of its rapid rise as a global economic power. After a two-decade economic boom, it is believed to have passed Germany

last year as the biggest exporter and is expected to overtake Japan soon as the second-largest economy after the United States. Global automakers including General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Germany’s Volkswagen AG looked to China to help drive revenues as demand elsewhere plunged and U.S. automakers laid off workers and shuttered factories. Volkswagen says China is its biggest market. GM says 2009 sales by the company and its local partners in China rose 67 percent last year, while Ford says sales were up 44 percent. China, with 1.3 billion people and a growing urban elite, was long expected to become the top auto market but not until as late as 2020. That date moved up as the U.S. crisis dragged down sales while China continued to grow with the help of a 4 trillion yuan ($586 billion) government stimulus. Rao said auto sales in 2010 could grow by another 20 percent so long as China’s economic recovery continues and oil prices stay stable. Bonnell said J.D. Power expects a lower but still healthy growth of 6 to 7 percent. “People there are getting richer and can afford cars. Younger people can work for two or three years and with the help of their parents can buy a car,” Rao said. “Being able to afford a car in China is not so difficult any more. People with an average salary can afford to buy a car.”


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Off-duty officer assaulted after investigating accident By Rashah McChesney Daily Staff Writer Around 9:50 p.m. Dec. 12, an off-duty Ames police officer, Jamie Miller, watched a car spin out of control and come to rest on the front lawn of 2116 Duff Ave. The driver, James Graham, 21, of Ames has no license and has been charged with operating while intoxicated. According to Ames police, Graham attempted to walk

Miller in the nose resulting in a severe laceration, said Ames Police Cmdr. Mike Brennan. “It was very serious,” Brennan said. “Miller was treated for his injuries and released.” Graham, who is still in custody at the Story County Justice Center, has also been charged with aggravated assault on an officer, failure to maintain control of his vehicle and interference with official acts. He is currently being held on a $3,900 bond.

away from the scene and Miller confronted him. Miller identified Graham himself as an officer and displayed his badge, but Graham was unreceptive, according to Ames police. As the two grappled and Miller attempted to keep Graham at the scene, Graham bit

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from PAGE 1 gized and the Cyclones were up at the half. With a strong finish to the second quarter, the team picked up where it left off. Kjergaard stood up once again to cheer for her Cyclones. With seconds to go in the fourth quarter, the crowd was getting restless. Soon after, the Cyclones won by one point, and Kjergaard couldn’t

contain herself. She and a colorful display of fireworks leapt for joy as the Cyclones had the first bowl game victory with coach Paul Rhoads. Cyclone fans rejoiced all over the country not only because of a new beginning to the year, but a new beginning to a renewed Cyclones. “We were all jumping up and down and screaming,” Kjergaard said. “High fives were coming from every angle. At that point, the Cyclones were just one, big, happy family.”

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beginning of fiscal year 2009. The Agriculture College expects to start with $9 million less than it had at the beginning of 2009. Both colleges are planning for an additional 10 percent reduction, which amounts to another $4.6 million reduction for LAS and another $3.6 million for the College of Agriculture. “We are now really having to deal with many of the consequences of the de-funding by the state of public education,” Whiteford said, as he displayed a graph of state appropriations for Iowa State — in constant dollars and using the Higher Education Price Index — which are at the lowest levels since 1988. “In order to move forward, we’re going to end up with two colleges that are going to look quite different down the road than they do now,” Whiteford said. Wintersteen added, “We believe we will be smaller and will be more focused when we emerge from this budget crisis.” New revenue generation strategies were discussed, including introducing differential tuition, increasing general tuition, adjusting course fees, and increasing the amount of distance education students and the number of contracts and grants awarded to university employees. Regarding differential tuition, which is already used by the Business and Engineering colleges, Wintersteen explained after the meeting, “[CALS] has a very high cost of instruction, and that is not accommodated for in the budget right now.” “We have to figure out ways we can continue to do business without diminishing quality,” Whiteford said, raising the question of who would have to pay differential tuition if it were instituted for the two colleges. An alternative he presented was course fees, “the likes of

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which we haven’t seen.” Quality was emphasized, as Whiteford said throughout the cuts, the colleges must protect student credit hours, research excellence and programs that address “critical issues facing Iowa, the nation and the world.” “We are a land-grant institution — something that all of us should be very proud of,” Whiteford said. “The key to all of this is the fact that we have to remain focused on the aspects of centrality to the mission of the university.” An audience member suggested that departments make proposals for eliminations, rather than letting someone outside of the department make cuts without guidance. The “possible elimination” and reorganization of departments was also addressed. “Most assuredly, we will not have the same number of degree programs,” Whiteford said, adding that central programs will likely also be downsized or eliminated. It was also mentioned that undergraduate enrollment is expected to decline based on high school graduation rates in Iowa and its surrounding states. “We certainly do not expect that student tuition will make up for this deficit,” Whiteford said. “I think that ... tuition will increase, and from the students’ point of view, I hope that it won’t increase too rapidly. From the institution’s point of view, we desperately need your help.” Indicating that Iowa State does not charge enough, based on its quality of education, Wintersteen said, “Right now, we are

will end Thursday. The winning design will be posted no later than Jan. 20. “The different bus designs will emphasize the difference CyRide is making, and it will remind the Ames community every time they see one of these buses of our ‘live green’ efforts,” Gwiasda said.

so underpriced that it’s almost laughable.” After the meeting, Government of the Student Body President Jonathan Turk, senior in political science, said Iowa State is a “good deal,” but added that students are “receiving less aid and less assistance” for their education, citing “failures of the state government.” The Board of Regents will address tuition for the upcoming academic year at its next meeting, Feb. 4 in Ames. The Regents will likely approve budgets, Whiteford said, in May. Faculty job security was a question on the lips of several audience members — specifically, how tenured faculty can retain jobs during department reorganization and elimination. “The number of faculty will have to be reduced in departments,” Wintersteen said, but Whiteford explained that the colleges would “try to find individuals homes in other departments” if that were the case. “We’ve heard different messages in recent days about faculty, in particular,” Whiteford said. “[At the Dec. 11 open forum with ISU President Gregory Geoffroy] he stated that the only individuals who are safe from having their jobs eliminated are tenured faculty ... An hour and a half before that, in talking to the department chairs in LAS, Provost [Elizabeth] Hoffman said, ‘Tell your junior faculty that they are the future of the university.’” One audience member expressed concern with the effectiveness of relying on attrition to save money. “This seems to be an unprecedented budget situation ... but I haven’t seen anything that’s not the routine,” she said. Wintersteen said this forum was “the start of a conversation.” A preliminary plan is needed by March 2010. Two more forums are scheduled: one at 3 p.m. Thursday in the MU Sun Room, and one at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at an undetermined location.

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Economy woes hit home By Beth Fouhy and Mike Glover Associated Press Writers DES MOINES — Like many Democratic governors today, Iowa’s Chet Culver won in 2006 on the strength of ambitious and expensive promises such as universal preschool and a plan to bolster the state’s alternative energy industry. But persistent budget woes have forced the 43-year-old Culver to trim virtually all aspects of government, including social programs he pledged to expand, and a stern re-election race is ahead this fall. “We’re making tough cuts which will result in pain,” said Culver, whose poll numbers have tumbled as the economy has tanked. “We’re not closing early childhood centers, we’re reducing some of the appropriations. We’re not going back on our commitment to teachers, but there have been reductions in resources.” Culver is not alone, 37 governors are on the ballot and fighting as much against a deep and lingering downturn as they are against political rivals. It’s a challenge that almost defies partisanship, with Republicans such as California’s Arnold Schwarzenegger confronting the worst budget crisis in a generation. The problems, however, may be most acute for Democrats. They are defending 19 seats while scaling back the kind of spending that strengthens their appeal to important groups such as minority voters, teachers and other unionized public employees. “In a recession, there’s a lot less money for governors to work with and they get blamed for cutting social programs and not following through on campaign promises,” University of Denver political scientist Seth Masket said. “It’s a particularly tough environment for Democratic incumbents because they are seen as the party in power.” Democratic prospects can be tied in part to President Barack Obama, whose popularity has dropped because of the jobless situation and a populist backlash against federal spending and rising deficits. Last year, Republicans captured governors’ seats in New Jersey and Virginia from Democrats. The outcome of governors’ races this year will have a significant impact on Obama’s political fortunes. Governors oversee the redistricting of their states’ legislative and congressional districts after the 2010 census. Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, once considered a rising Democratic star, just dropped his bid for re-election after one term. His poll numbers were weak and he faced a strong challenge from former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis, the likely GOP nominee. Colorado’s budget shortfall has forced Ritter to make education cuts and he’s angered state employees by directing them to take furlough

Lawmakers set for shortened legislative run By Mike Glover Associated Press Writer

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, speaks on Nov. 21, 2009, in Des Moines. Culver, as well as other Democratic governors, are facing troubles due to economic woes triggered by the recession. The outcome of governors’ races this year will have a significant impact on Obama’s political fortunes. File photo: Steve Pope/The Associated Press

days. With similar woes, Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle surprised many when he decided to retire after two terms. Budget problems helped stymie Doyle’s planned expansion of the state’s Medicaid program and kept him from fulfilling a promise to support two-thirds of the education budget with direct state aid. In Michigan, one of the most economically ravaged states, Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm is stepping down because of term limits and Lt. Gov. John Cherry announced last week he was leaving the race to succeed her. He was hurt by his ties to the incumbent. Iowa, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio were considered swing states in the 2008 presidential election, and Obama swept them, leading some analysts to envision a period of Democratic dominance in those states. But Obama’s sinking numbers have af-

fected the fortunes of many Democratic officeholders, including some prospects for governor. “The map certainly has challenges for us,” said Emily DeRose, spokeswoman for the Democratic Governors Association. She did point to states such as California, Rhode Island and Vermont where the party can pick up seats from the GOP. For Democrats, however, there may be no governor more in trouble than Culver, the son of former U.S. Sen. John Culver, DIowa. Chet Culver won in part on the strength of lavish promises. But with the recession cutting into Iowa’s revenue, he commissioned a study on state spending; it recommended $341 million in cuts to the $5 billion budget. “A lot of them are really tough, and that’s just the reality,” Culver said of the budget cuts. “It’s during tough times you have to provide leadership.”

DES MOINES — Lawmakers on Monday will open an abbreviated legislative session certain to be dominated by a huge budget shortfall against the backdrop of looming elections. Legislators said it won’t be pleasant as they cover a shortfall expected to be between $500 million and $1 billion. That’s a giant gap in a budget of just over $5 billion. “It’s the toughest year I’ve seen in 20 years here,” said House Speaker Pat Murphy, D-Dubuque. Democratic legislative leaders and Gov. Chet Culver have ruled out tax increases, so they’ll have to close the shortfall with large spending cuts. Lawmakers would typically collect expense payments for 100 days during an election-year session, but legislative leaders have agreed to shorten that to 80 days as their contribution to closing the shortfall. That would see the session closing on March 31, and leaders said one way they’ll work to meet that deadline is by sending temporary staffers home on that day. “There won’t be anybody to make coffee. There won’t be anybody to answer the phones after March 31. It will be just us,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Des Moines. “That’s a big incentive to adjourn.” Murphy and Senate President Jack Kibbie, D-Emmetsburg, will open the session by gaveling the House and Senate into session at 10 a.m. Monday. The opening week of a legislative session is typically dominated by ceremony and speeches, and there will be plenty of that this week by

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was one of the most dramatic in prime-time television in a generation. It was also a roll of the dice at a time NBC was suffering in prime-time. It didn’t even last six months. Gaspin said the new proposal gives Leno what’s important to him — telling jokes at a later hour — and O’Brien his top priority, retaining “Tonight.” “I hope and expect that before the Olympics begin, we’ll have everything set. I can’t imagine we won’t have everything in place before then,” Gaspin told a meeting of the Television Critics Association. Gaspin said that despite lower ratings for NBC at 10 p.m. compared to last year, the network was making money off the show. But affiliates were upset that it was leading fewer viewers into their late news programs, costing them significant advertising revenue. Some affiliates told NBC in December they would go public soon about their complaints if a change wasn’t made, or even take Leno’s show off the air. Gaspin said about one-third of the affiliates were really hurt by the Leno show, although he wasn’t clear on how many said they might pre-empt his show. “I asked them (the affiliates) how many are they talking about, because I could have lived with one or two. But I got the sense that it was more than

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legislators, Culver and Chief Justice Marsha Ternus. But with a crush of recession-driven budget shortfall matters pressing on legislators, action could come quickly. A special commission named by Culver has recommended slashing $341 million from state spending by adopting a number of efficiencies, and leaders said initial action on that proposal could come during the first week. “They’ve got a bill that’s ready to go,” said Murphy. In some ways, Murphy said the budget problems could ease pressure on lawmakers because most interest groups understand the state isn’t in position to increase spending. “I’ve never seen people more understanding of the problems we have in this country,” said Murphy. “Everybody knows that funding is going to be difficult. We’ve told everyone that you need to understand that you’ll be operating with less money.” Democrats control the governor’s office and both legislative chambers by solid margins, and their budget management is sure to be an issue in the November elections. Democrats blame the budget shortfall on a deep national recession, while Republicans and their allies claim it’s due to years of overspending as Democrats expanded health care insurance, increased teacher pay and spent more on alternative energy programs. “It is the result of several years of bypassing the spending limit, accelerating the rate of state spending and growing state government at a pace faster than Iowa taxpayers could actually afford,” said Ed Failor Jr., head of Iowans for Tax Relief.

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Rhoads’ energy fuels Cyclones’ new beginning The editorial board would like to congratulate the Cyclone football team on its Insight Bowl victory. This victory capped off a season that seems to have righted the once sinking ship that is ISU football. The players seem excited. The fans are energized. The students are excited. It’s a whole new ball game here in Ames for Iowa State. We hope next year brings even greater success, but before we gaze into the future we’d like to point out a few things We’re not sure exactly how he’s done it, but Paul Rhoads has changed everything. For lack of a better metaphor, he was a “game changer.” He has turned this program, and the atmosphere surrounding it, 180 degrees around. Better still, he did it with unshakable determination, exceptional class and boundless energy. His attitude is contagious, and after hearing him speak, it’s easy to be overcome with the urge to “hit ‘em comin’ off the bus.” CyRide, you’ve been warned. The magnitude of his accomplishments have not gone unrecognized, but his attitude and demeanor deserve a closer look, especially at a time when several college coaches face increasing scrutiny for recruiting violations and player abuse. Having a stand-up guy like Rhoads at the helm should make every fan proud to be a Cyclone. He just doesn’t seem like a lockthe-concussion-kid-in-the-garage kind of guy, and we’re happy to say so. Coach Rhoads, in a way, embodies the attitude of the hard-working citizens of the state of Iowa: There’s no challenge too great, and there’s no problem that can’t be solved. He really is a perfect fit for this football program. As we allow the 2009 football season to fade into our memory, let’s remember not only the victories, but also the changed attitudes. Football games weren’t a hassle anymore. Saturdays at Jack Trice Stadium weren’t an annoying pre-party. The ticker on ESPN wasn’t always a bearer of bad news. The Huskers were shucked. When someone says, “I what?” it’s a little less embarrassing and maybe even slightly empowering to respond, “I-State!” On a national stage, Iowa State is emerging: Coach Rhoads’s emotional post-game speech after the Nebraska Game became a YouTube sensation and appeared in ESPN’s “Images of the Decade.” He’s proud to be our football coach? We’re proud to have him. In a world where money is unabashedly promoted to priority number one, above the proper treatment of players and the fan experience, it’s refreshing to look forward to next year and not back into the past. Any time someone, or something, can display the power of forward thinking and the resilience of a positive attitude, it’s important to slow down and take notice. That’s what life is, and that’s what college is preparing us for: enduring the bad to get to the good. Today marks the start of a new semester, and whether it’s your second or your 10th, we’ll all face new challenges. So put on the blinders and ignore what’s already occurred; enjoy the rare luxury of a clean slate. Budgets are slashed, money is tight, professors are frustrating, roommates are annoying, books are expensive, bosses are unappreciative, parents are stressed, and countless their nuisances plague the path between now and summer 2010. Stresses change, but the strongest people know the best way to face them: Hit ‘em comin’ off the bus. Editor in Chief

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hen I heard Sherlock Holmes was returning to the silver screen, I was sort of excited. Holmes has always been an interesting character, but lacking the action and sex appeal I craved, which made me a greater fan of James Bond. When I heard Robert Downey Jr. was to be Holmes, I was ecstatic. Downey is, without a doubt, one of my favorite actors, and I couldn’t wait to see how he would pull off the character. I waited anxiously for the first trailer to appear and was not disappointed. To be honest, I was solidly impressed. You see, I had no idea until the first trailer that Guy Ritchie was directing. Had I known this, I might not have been as excited. Ritchie’s filmmaking took a turn for the worse when he got involved with Madonna — “Swept Away” and “Revolver” — but luckily, her strangely vampiric aura seemed to have stopped sucking the creative life from Ritchie’s moviemaking talent just in time. Now, there has been a great deal of hubbub over the newly spry portrayal of Mr. Holmes, and I can see where the worry comes from. Holmes is a man with drug addiction and a mind that comes along but once in a century. His powers of intuition and evaluation are the stuff of legend, while his frail body was the counterpart to his astounding mind.

Gabriel Stoffa is a senior in political science and communication studies from Ottumwa

To all of this, I say bollocks. It’s only logical that Holmes would see fit to hone not only his mind, but his body as well. In fact, I’d find it unbelievable if he wasn’t a wiry, nearly sinewy person thanks to his lifestyle of hunting clues and interacting with nefarious foes. I’m not saying he should be built like an Atlas, but being toned and imbued with quick reflexes and wit makes more sense. As to his drug addictions, they are there, but only slightly implied. Thankfully, if you want to find someone who can play a functioning addict who needs nudging away from his habits, again, Robert Downey Jr. is the perfect man for the job. Another complaint I’ve heard is that Holmes was originally essentially asexual. I can see why you would expect him not to find pursuit of the fairer sex worthwhile, but I don’t care. I like a more virile Holmes — this new sexuality has allowed him to overtake my old idol, the aforementioned James Bond. By making Holmes somewhat desire intimate interactions, it makes

him more fallible. Holmes can make mistakes, although very few and only those of the subject he cannot entirely wrap his brain around: The mysterious world of women’s whims. Now, this isn’t to say I exactly liked the way filmmakers went about portraying his love life. Rachel McAdams is absolutely gorgeous and plays an interesting ultra-thief who can temporarily befuddle Holmes by use of her sexuality, but she’s overdone. Her character seems to have been given extra screen time just to create a strong supporting female character who could potentially get a spin-off movie of her own. Another worry expressed in the early days of Internet Holmes chat boards was that of a skinny Watson. Jude Law is an excellent actor, and although I would have enjoyed seeing him pack on a few pounds, the change of his character into a more soldierly doctor doesn’t bother me. If you’re revamping a long-dead franchise, some things are bound to change, and altering the obesity of a character whose weight was not his

defining characteristic is hardly even a drop in the bucket. Also, this story takes place at a time in the characters’ lives where it is feasible for Watson to add extra weight. And yes, I kind of want this to happen just so I can see a chubby Jude Law. The adventure is fairly straightforward and allows you to figure out the mysteries right along with Homes if you’re so inclined. A few of the puzzles are a bit too obvious, but for the most part you won’t be disappointed as you unravel the intrigue behind each of the strange circumstances and ponder the reasons for the characters’ actions. There’s really only one mystery you might not quickly solve while watching, and that’s because it is so obvious that it tricks you into a spiral of questions. Well, at least that’s what it did to me. Then, when it was revealed, I felt as though I’d been trying to find a snake coiled directly in front of me. From start to finish, “Sherlock Holmes” is an excellent movie, and it would experience even greater success if people weren’t still wrapped up in the amazing effects extravaganza that “Avatar” offers. If you want a great story that is easily jump-starting a franchise, go see “Sherlock Holmes.” This movie isn’t a timeless classic, but it’s a lot better than most of the drivel put out in 2009 and a fine way to finish up the year.


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Sun. Dec. 20, 2009 Iowa State 87, Bradley 68 ■■

The Cyclones grabbed the season’s eighth win with their defeat of Bradley. Led by Marquis Gilstrap’s 25 points, Iowa State jumped out to a 25-point first-half lead and coasted to the 19-point win. Forward Craig Brackins led the Cyclones with 12 rebounds and seven assists, and added 16 points in the victory.

Tues. Dec. 22, 2009 Iowa State 83, North Dakota 52 ■■

Iowa State outscored North Dakota 42–23 in the last 15:30 of the game to run away with the victory over the Fighting Sioux. Marquis Gilstrap once again led the Cyclones with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while LaRon Dendy added 13 points off the bench for the Cyclones’ third-straight win. Iowa State was aided by 23 North Dakota turnovers and got 12 points from both Craig Brackins and Diante Garrett in the win.

Sun. Jan. 3 Iowa State 82, Houston 75 ■■

Iowa State’s final tune-up for its matchup with Duke was one of the closest games the Cyclones have played thus far this season. Iowa State trailed the Cougars of Houston 33-32 at halftime, but fought back to force overtime when regulation ended in a 61–61 tie. However, one overtime was not enough for the game to be settled, and it took an eight-point effort from Marquis Gilstrap in the second overtime to push the Cyclones by Houston. Four Cyclones scored in double digits, led by Lucca Staiger with 18, Gilstrap with 17 and Craig Brackins with 16 points.

Wed. Jan. 6 Duke 86, Iowa State 65 ■■

Duke got off to a fast start and never trailed in its 86–65 defeat of Iowa State in Chicago’s United Center. Duke was led by guard Jon Scheyer’s 31 points, while forward Kyle Singler had 15 points and eight rebounds in the win. Iowa State managed to get four players into double figures, but also turned the ball over 18 times and couldn’t limit Scheyer, Singler or Nolan Smith — who scored 20 points for the Blue Devils. Marquis Gilstrap continued his solid play in leading the Cyclones with 16 points and nine rebounds.

Women’s Basketball Sun. Dec. 20, 2009 Iowa State 76, Northern Iowa 51 ■■

Senior point guard Alison Lacey led the Cyclones with 23 points and 10 rebounds, her fourth double-double of the season at the time. A 59.2-percent shooting performance from the field fueled the Cyclone offense, and freshman Amanda Zimmerman compiled 11 points, six rebounds, four blocked shots and four assists for an overall solid performance on the ISU end.

Tues. Dec. 29, 2009 Iowa State 66, North Carolina A&T 62 ■■

In its first game of the Cyclone Challenge, Iowa State came out on top after sloppy play and just one player “showing up” to play, in coach Bill Fennelly’s words. Lacey led the Cyclones with 22 points and five assists, and finished 10-of-11 from the free-throw line.

Wed. Dec. 30, 2009 Iowa State 67, Fairfield 37 ■■

In the second game of the Cyclone Challenge, the first half was a back-andforth battle, but the Cyclones ran away with the victory in the start of the second. Lacey came out to score 10 straight points for Iowa State in the second, and Lacey and junior guard Kelsey Bolte each finished with 21 points in the game. Following the tournament, Lacey was named tournament MVP and Bolte received all-tournament team honors.

Sun. Jan. 3 Iowa State 67, Lafayette 25 ■■

Allowing just 25 points, the Cyclones held the Leopards to a school-record low in points scored by an opponent against Iowa State. The Leopards committed 21 turnovers on the night and shot a dismal 23.3 percent from the field. Not a single Lafayette player scored in double digits, and as a team the Leopards posted only 11 points in the entire second half.

Tues. Jan. 5 Iowa State 68, South Dakota 43 ■■

A new face led the Cyclone women’s basketball team in points at Hilton Coli-

see RECAP on PAGE 11

Fueled by defensive play, undefeated Nebraska tops Iowa State in Big 12 opener By Kayci Woodley Daily Staff Writer It was a battle of the defenses in the conference opener between Iowa State and Nebraska on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. The Huskers entered the game with an undefeated 13–0 record, while the Cyclones came in after a 12–1 non-conference record. Nebraska’s defense fueled many victories in its non-conference season, and that defensive authority continued as the Huskers snatched Iowa State’s undefeated streak at home this season in a 57–49 Big 12 victory. The Cyclones (12–2, 0–1 Big 12) couldn’t seem to get into a rhythm offensively, and despite a valid effort from the ISU defense, Nebraska (14–0, 1–0) finished with four players in double figures. “They’re a very good defensive team. They switch a lot of screens. I think we passed up a lot of shots,” said ISU coach Bill Fennelly. “At this level you’re not going to get a wide-open shot with no one near you. You’ve got to be willing to pull the trigger.” It’s no secret that a women’s basketball game at Hilton Coliseum is going to include plenty of 3-point shots. Saturday, however, wasn’t a typical night of ‘Hilton Magic.’ Aside from the first two points of the game, the Cyclones didn’t lead until the second half. Nebraska’s Dominique Kelley, Cory Montgomery and Yvonne Turner led the Husker surge to begin the game. It wasn’t until the five-minute mark of the first half that Cyclone fans really began to raise the volume. A steal from freshman Jessica Schroll for a layup began a comeback for the Cyclones, putting the score at 22–16, and a bucket by freshman Chelsea Poppens followed. A turnover by the Huskers in the next possession was enough to turn up the fans at Hilton another notch. A turnaround jumper by senior point guard Alison Lacey, an offensive rebound and a putback by Denae Stuckey started yet another burst of energy for the Cyclones, putting the score at 26–22. And just when it seemed Hilton Coliseum had reached its maximum volume capacity, Lacey took a defensive rebound from coast to coast for a layup, bringing Iowa State within two. But just as the Lacey layup had rallied the troops in Hilton, a 3-point dagger by Turner with a minute and a half left evoked a disappointing sigh from the Cyclone crowd Even with a 3-pointer by Stuckey to end the half, Iowa State was still down 29–27 entering the locker room. For the Cyclones, the only person who didn’t seem out of her game was Lacey, who was the only Cyclone aside from freshman Anna Prins that seemed willing to hoist up a shot. The Australian native, Lacey, finished with 23 points on the night. “If we had one other person play to the level of Alison Lacey, the outcome probably would’ve been a little different,” Fennelly said. “But that didn’t hap-

Freshmen Chelsea Poppens and Jessica Schroll corner Nebraska’s Kelsey Griffin on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones lost 57–49 in the Big 12 Conference opener. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

pen and that’s to Nebraska’s credit.” Prins was the other Cyclone willing to shoot, and she spurred a second-half comeback with the second bucket of the half for Iowa State to give the team its first lead of the game at 31–29, and just over a minute later the 6-foot-7-inch freshman came up with a huge block on the defensive end, raising the energy level in Hilton yet again. Nebraska was scoreless in the first five minutes of the half, but three buckets in a row by Kelley created another Husker lead at 36–35, and from then on it seemed Nebraska had gotten its offensive groove back, and the Cyclones were unable to convert offensively to match. The Nebraska defense allowed opponents a low 53 points per game in the non-conference schedule and kept Iowa State under that average Saturday

night in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones, however, may have accomplished even more of a defensive feat than the Huskers, in that Nebraska was averaging 80.8 points per game as a team and scored just 57 against Fennelly’s crew. “They’re just tough, they’re physical. I think sometimes we break under the pressure or sometimes we miss easy baskets that we should be making it,” Lacey said. The usual ISU squad that shoots 21 3-pointers in a game may not have showed up for the Big 12 opener, as the Cyclones attempted just 12 shots from behind the arc, five of which came from Lacey. “I think, unfortunately, the reason Alison Lacey took 21 shots is because her teammates wouldn’t

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Iowa State squeaks past Bison Cyclones enter into conference play, following close win By Chris Cuellar Daily Staff Writer The ISU men’s basketball team (11–4) was able to fend off a scrappy North Dakota State (5–10) squad at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday afternoon, winning 73–71 in the Cyclones’ non-conference finale. Coach Greg McDermott’s Cyclone club overcame off the court distractions, lineup changes and a flat start to beat the Bison — albeit closer than the fourth-year coach would have liked. “We lacked a lot of things today, a lot of things that North Dakota State brought to the table. There were a lot of reasons for us to be flat today — it’s been a tough week — but I think the strong can find a way to get through that,” McDermott said. North Dakota State’s JoshVaughan had hit six 3-pointers in the contest when the Bison guard got the ball off of a rebound and a shot at victory with less than eight seconds remaining on the clock. Vaughan had 22 points on the night, but missed the shot at the buzzer that would have given him 25. He was one of four Bison players in double-digit scoring and added handily into the NDSU effort on the glass, out-rebounding the larger Cyclones 47–39. “I was a little surprised and disappointed that we didn’t carry [strong] effort out onto the court today, but North Dakota State deserves a lot of the credit for that,” McDermott said. The Cyclones were without starting center Justin Hamilton and backup point guard Chris Colvin, and the release of L.A. Pomlee from the team and the benching of injury riddled forward Jamie Vanderbeken

left the Cyclones in dire straits of team depth. It took a role player to step up with all the problems and to cover up a 6-of-20 shootBoozer ing performance from star forward Craig Brackins during his 39 minutes on the floor. “They were the tougher team. They played harder, they executed better; we were just lucky today we had Charles Boozer,” McDermott said. “Without him, we have no chance to win this game. I’m proud of him.” Boozer was the man of the hour at the less-than-electric Hilton, filling in with a career-high 19 points off the bench, on 7-of-11 shooting in an energized effort that has come to epitomize the guard’s career as a Cyclone. “It’s always fun to come in and try and bring energy to the crowd and bring energy to everybody on the team and just do whatever it takes to win the game,” Boozer said. The Cyclones took a 42–35 lead into halftime, but struggled early on finding a comfortable pace, as cardinal and gold clad fans shifted in their seats when the Bison took a six-point lead early in the first half. Fighting through the nerves and struggles, a one-handed put-back dunk by Brackins and a diving behind-the-back assist by Boozer let the crowd breathe a sigh of relief, but their calm would be shaken by the exciting finish. “It’s the little stuff that we have to correct that let them into the game, and we need to get past that and figure that out,” Brackins said. “You just have to play through it. You can’t let things get you down.” Iowa State takes on No. 2 Texas at Hilton Coliseum on Wednesday night, a step up in the competition from the middle of the road Summit

Junior forward Craig Brackins makes a move toward the basket against North Dakota State on Saturday night. Brackins had 15 points in the 73–71 win over the Bison on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. Photo: Chris Cuellar/Iowa State Daily

Conference team the Cyclones slid past Saturday. The team will look to rally from all the events from the past week, including getting snowed into Chicago after the 21-point loss to No. 5 Duke. The suspensions and injuries for the team haven’t affected the major scoring or rebounding leaders on the team, but the depth behind the

stars is starting to hurt. “We’ve just handled that we don’t want it to be a distraction for us, because we knew being stuck in Chicago we only had a day to prepare for this team, so we couldn’t let anything stand in our way to get ready for a game,” Brackins said. “We came together as a team and as a family.”


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Tues. Dec. 29, 2009 Iowa State 144.5 points, second place

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The Cyclones placed eight of their 19 wrestlers at the Midlands Championship, four of whom managed to advance to the finals of their respective weight classes. Jon Reader defeated Iowa’s Ryan Morningstar by a decision of 3–2 in the semifinals of the 165-pound bracket. The 165-pound junior advanced to the finals, where he lost to top-ranked Andrew Howe, of Wisconsin, by a sudden victory decision of 3–1.

shoot it and they threw the ball to her,” Fennelly said. Another offensive mishap for the Cyclones was the attempts to penetrate the lane and draw fouls. A team used to making over 14 free throws per game this season only went to the line nine times and scored just seven points from the charity stripe. “I thought our defense was as good as it could be,” Fennelly said. “I thought our game plan was good for the most part.” Part of the Cyclone game plan was keeping senior forward Kelsey Griffin from going off on the offensive end, as the 6-foot-2-inch Husker averages 19 points per game. While Iowa State was able to keep Griffin under her average, at just 13 points on the night, it was the three other Nebraska starters in double figures that cost the Cyclones. And just as Iowa State had its game plan to slow down Griffin, Nebraska head coach Connie Yori had hers: Yori and the Huskers aimed to shut down the Cyclones from 3-point land. “We took them off the 3-point line as much as we could and I thought really that was the difference,” Yori said.

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from PAGE 10 seum as Iowa State defeated South Dakota 68–43 to wrap up its non-conference schedule. Senior guard Denae Stuckey led the Cyclones in points and rebounds with 13 and nine; 13 points being a career-high for the Kansas City, Kan., native. With a consistent lead throughout the entire game, and the final non-conference matchup on the schedule, Bill Fennelly gave players aside from senior leader Alison Lacey and junior guard Kelsey Bolte a chance to run the offense.

Wrestling Sat. Dec. 19, 2009 Iowa State 42, Northern Iowa 0 ■■

A Dalton Jensen (141) pin and technical falls by Jon Reader (165), Andrew Long (125) and Nick Fanthorpe (133) notched a 42–0 Cyclone victory. The win also marked the first sweep of Northern Iowa since 1966 at theWest Gym in Cedar Falls. Senior Duke Burk (174) edged out Jarion Beets by 7–5 in what was arguably the closest matchup of the night.

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Sun. Jan. 3 Iowa State 19, Minnesota 16 ■■

Despite competing without both Nick Gallick (141) and heavyweight David Zabriskie, Iowa State was able to score points early against the Gophers and rally to defeat the fifth-ranked opponent led by a pin from senior Jake Varner. Mitch Mueller headed into his match after the Gophers scored seven points to take the lead in the dual, 13–12. Mueller, a senior from Iowa City, didn’t disappoint as he defeated David Zilverberg by a decision of 6–3 in the 149-pound match to regain the lead for the Cyclones late in the match.

Alison Lacey reacts to a foul Saturday against Nebraska. Lacey led the Cyclones with 23 points. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

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allow change to occur organically. A loved one provides two or three brilliant ideas. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 6 — Flex your mental muscles, first in private, then among friends. Everyone’s imagination is in third gear. Document all ideas for the future. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7 — Have a serious conversation with yourself. No one else has to be involved. Once that’s done, gather the necessary materials to reach your goal. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8 — Don’t try to do everything yourself. Yes, it would be great if you could. It’s better to share with at least one person who appreciates your point of view. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 6 — A new person brings opportunities that are right up your alley. Is it already a done deal? Check with your partner to work out the details.

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Despite four turnovers, Cyclones top Golden Gophers By Nate Sandell Daily Staff Writer TEMPE, Ariz. — For a minute, it looked as though turnovers would cost Iowa State a win in its first bowl game since 2005. But, ultimately, it was a Minnesota fumble that sealed the Cyclones’ 14–13 victory over the Gophers in the 21st annual Insight Bowl. With the ball on Iowa State’s 17-yard line and trailing by one with less than five minutes on the clock, the Gophers were on the verge of taking the lead from the Cyclones. A fumble by MarQueis Gray on the 15-yard line promptly ended any momentum Minnesota had gained. As the ball popped out of Gray’s hands, Iowa State’s Ter’ran Benton was there to

make the game’s decisive play. Benton was playing in his first game since breaking his leg in the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Oct. 24. “I knew the play was going to come to my side, and I had to make a play,” Benton said. “And I had to do it for my mama. She told me when I got back, after I broke my leg, I had to make a big play.” Despite the big play, the ISU offense, which had already turned the ball over four times, still had four minutes to drain from the clock. Cyclone running back Alexander Robinson knew the focus would be on him to hold on to the ball. “[Running backs’] coach [Kenith] Pope came up to me; he said, ‘Protect the football. If you see a hole, hit it. Otherwise, just keep two hands on it and

get as much as you can and get down.’” Minnesota tried to stop the clock by using its remaining time outs, but the Cyclones continued to move the ball on the ground and ticked away the remaining time on the clock. The clock at Sun Devil Stadium hit zero, sending the players and the thousands of Cyclone fans who littered the stadium into a moment of euphoria. After a long and arduous four years, Iowa State had finally secured its first winning season since 2005. The Cyclones’ players were lost for words after the game. “I can’t even explain how good this feels,” said junior safety David Sims, whose late second quarter interception in the end zone set up what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown, minutes before halftime. Iowa State’s victory fulfilled the promise coach Paul Rhoads made when he first arrived in Ames last December — that the 2009 Cyclone football team would win a bowl game. “It was a goal that we set out a year ago, when Coach Rhoads first got here. We’ve had some rough times here, and to do it in this fashion is an indescribable feeling,” said senior defensive lineman Nate Frere, pausing to wipe away tears. The Cyclones held the momentum for the majority of the game, but that momentum was in jeopardy of dissipating because of the team’s four turnovers, all of which were credited to quarterback Austen Arnaud (two interceptions, two turnovers). Although Arnaud was far from perfect form, the junior quarterback was able to recover from the setbacks to complete 19 of his 26 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown, as well as scoring the Cyclones’ first touchdown on a 9-yard rush early in the second quarter. “Coach Rhoads is always good about coming over and settling me down,” Arnaud said. “He is always telling me to play within myself. It was unfortunate to have a game like this in a big game, but it is lost to me now.” Rhoads pointed to Arnaud’s ability to brush off the turnovers as a key component in the

ISU coach Paul Rhoads gets soaked near the end of Iowa State’s 14–13 win over Minnesota in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 31, 2009. Rhoads and the Cyclones topped the Golden Gophers for the school’s first bowl win since 2004. Photo: Matt York/The Associated Press ™

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team’s win. “You don’t lead a football team when you make mistakes like that without coming back and having credibility with your teammates,” Rhoads said. “When a football team has got doubt, somebody has to snap it out of them. And our quarterback certainly did that tonight.” Robinson did his best to take some pressure off of Arnaud, keeping the Gopher defense scrambling all night. The junior running back ran for 137 yards on 22 carries,

earning him Offensive Player of the Game honors and his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season. “Every time [Robinson] steps onto the field, I expect a big game from him,” Arnaud said. “He is a spark for us. His work ethic defines our program.” Iowa State’s defense also turned out a standout performance, stopping the Gophers on several key drives. Although the Gophers put up 428 yards of total offense, the Cyclones were able to hold Minnesota on 10 of its 12 third downs. Minnesota was held to only three points in the first half, making it 10 straight quarters since the team had scored an offensive touchdown. “We got a sack early, we got pressure early and that affected play calling from there out,”

Rhoads said. “Balls were out of their hands faster; that allowed us to continue to play good defense.” The Gophers finally broke through the Cyclone defense in the third quarter, scoring 10 unanswered points, including a 23yard touchdown pass from Gopher quarterback Adam Weber to tight end Nick Tow-Arnett. But the second half surge wouldn’t be enough, as Iowa State was able to hold the Gophers scoreless in the fourth quarter. The loss — the Gophers’ fourth straight bowl loss — left the Minnesota players stunned and disheartened. “It’s a tough loss, and I had a locker room full of heart-broken kids,” Minnesota coach Tim Brewster said. “They played their hearts out, and we came here to win the football game, and we didn’t get it done.”

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see improved maturity and that Colvin’s behavior between now and February will dictate his return and impact on the team. Colvin has since apologized to the coaching staff and his teammates for his behavior, and while he was cheering on the sidelines for his teammates the entire NDSU game, his soonest possible return is three weeks away. The Cyclones have six Big 12 games until Feb. 3. The freshman guard from Whitney Young High School in Chicago has averaged 3.2 points and 2.3 assists per contest, including four assists against Duke, in a homecoming return that didn’t go as smoothly as he planned. “I was at home, I felt that I didn’t really play that much, but the time I was in there I thought I was helping the team,” Colvin said. “During certain stretches that [McDermott] pulled me out of the game, I thought it was personal, which wasn’t the case.” Colvin’s departure deprives the Cyclones of increased leadership and speed off the bench, but sophomore Dominique Buckley is an immediate standin, and was the backup in 2009. “Obviously, we’re a better team with Chris Colvin, because he’s a very talented player,” McDermott said. “I think he could have a great career at Iowa State, and my hope is that because of this experience he will grow and become an even better person, a better leader and better player.” Other player news includes Justin Hamilton’s concussion, Jamie Vanderbeken’s medical

status and Marquis Gilstrap’s ankle injury. Hamilton got a concussion in the second half against Duke, and while he has a history of concussions and was held out of Saturday’s game, McDermott expects the 6-foot-11-inch center to be ready to play following an evaluation Monday. Hamilton’s presence would surely relieve pressure on star Craig Brackins from the physical style of Texas’ center Dexter Pittman, a 6-foot-10-inch, 290-pound bruiser for the No. 2 in the land. Vanderbeken’s career at Iowa State has been a highlight reel mixed with 3-point shots and X-ray exams, and the 6-foot-11-inch senior can’t get healthy. McDermott has said the coaching staff and Vanderbeken have agreed to appeal for a medical redshirt, which would grant him another season in a Cyclone uniform. Concluding his career at Iowa State with spotty minutes and a bum leg would seem to be a disappointing departure for the fan favorite who just can’t seem to stay on the floor. Gilstrap re-aggravated an existing ankle injury against Duke and only logged 20 minutes against North Dakota State. McDermott said the senior had to sit out the second half of shoot-around pregame because of the pain, but his harsh dunk and subsequent crowd eruption seemed to have numbed the pain when he was on the floor. Leaving the arena, Gilstrap was taking his time getting up a flight of stairs, but insisted he would be fine for Wednesday’s game.


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