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College of Design

Campus welcomes wind

Landscape program ranks high

Alternative energy electricity will save 9,000 coal per year

By Justine Scattarelli Daily Staff Writer

By Allison Suesse Daily Staff Writer January breezes may cause the wind chill factor to plummet, but thanks to wind energy technology, the gusts also result in decreased fossil fuel emissions. On Dec. 16, Iowa State began utilizing six megawatts of wind-generated electricity from a wind farm built by NextEra Energy Resources near Zearing. The six megawatts appropriate 10 percent of the university’s electricity needs. The wind power will also eliminate the need for an estimated 9,000 tons of coal per year. With this reduction in the amount of fossil fuels the university uses, Iowa State will be able to reduce its carbon footprint. David Miller, director of facilities and utilities, said that Iowa State decided to use wind energy as a result of the Board of Regents’ sustainability plan adopted about a year ago. The plan states that universities must use 15 percent renewable energy by 2015. With the implementation of wind energy, the university has 10 of the 15 percent covered. Merry Rankin, director of sustainability programs, agreed that this was a good opportunity for the university. “Any decrease in energy that comes from nonrenewable resources will certainly reduce our carbon footprint,” Rankin said. “In this case, reducing the need for coal.” Until Dec. 16, Iowa State produced 75 percent of its energy from the coal plant on campus. The remaining 25 percent was electricity purchased from the electricity wholesale market, noted Jeff Witt, assistant director of utilities. Using wind power will not result in a higher cost to Iowa State, but it will not necessarily save money either. “We can incorporate the wind with no increase in our utilities charges,” Witt said. However, wind power is not always the most reliable source of energy. Witt described the source as being variable, as the wind will not always blow at a constant rate. Therefore, Witt explained, sometimes it will cost more to power the university by wind, especially at night and in the early morning when the breeze is weaker. Sometimes it will cost less, especially in the afternoon when the wind is stronger and can produce more energy. Therefore, Iowa State is guaranteed only four of the six megawatts purchased on any given day, Miller said. Miller noted there is a potential to reduce the cost of electricity in January and February, the peak months for wind energy, but it still remains to be seen. The amount of wind produced will vary from day to day, and so will the cost, Miller explained. The wind farm is still being commissioned, and only half of the units — currently about 50 — are running. The units are still being tested to see if they are working properly. Miller said week by week, more units will begin running. He mentioned he is anxiously awaiting the results of using wind energy.

The College of Design’s architecture and landscape architecture programs placed within the top 20 programs in the nation according to DesignIntelligence Martin magazine’s annual report on the “Best Architecture and Design Schools.” DesignIntelligence is a publication aimed at practitioners of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design. It is the only source that ranks only design schools. The publication bases the rankings on feedback from professionals and organizations that have hired recent graduates. Practitioners specify which schools they feel have best prepared students for professional practice. Iowa State’s architecture program tied for 18th place with University of Arizona,

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Legislature

Governor’s speech focuses on education The university hopes to utilize 15 percent sustainable energy by 2015. File photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

How does wind energy work? The wind blows through a turbine that spins a shaft connected to an electrical generator, similar to one in an automobile. There are magnets in the unit, and when the shaft is spun, it creates a current that is connected to the power grid. – Information from Gene Takle The results will likely indicate wind energy will reduce the university’s fossil fuel emissions. Miller said he is expecting a six percent reduction in coal emissions. Though the benefits of using wind energy are positive, the university will not switch completely to

see WINDPOWER on PAGE 12

The City of Ames will also be utilizing wind power: City Council decided a year-and-a-half ago to begin using 30 megawatts of wind power. City Council made the decision to utilize the source to bolster the city’s green portfolio, said Donald Kom, director of Ames Electrical Services. The goal was to use 10 percent renewable energy sources by 2015. With the 30 megawatts of wind power, Ames electricity will be running on closer to 15–-17 percent renewable energy sources. In 2010, Ames has already exceeded its goal. Amesy will need to slightly increase the cost of power in order to run about 15 percent on wind energy, Kom noted.

Agriculture

Iraq visit opens opportunities Middle Eastern trip allows development of collegiate relations By Bethany Pint Daily Staff Writer An invitation to visit Iraqi colleges of agriculture translated into an eyeopening experience for Gerald Miller and the potential Miller for a lasting relationship between Iowa State and Iraqi universities. Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the invitation in late September to make the trip but had to decline due to prior plans; Miller went in her place. Miller, associate dean of extension and outreach for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, took part in the trip with six other agriculture deans from around the U.S. in December. “We want to work with the best land grant universities, colleges of agriculture in the U.S., we want you to come on the ground in Iraq and see our situation so that we can start

this conversation and build these relationships, build the potential to send our students to your university,” Miller said regarding the invitation from the Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Iraq. He said the trip was important because the Iraqi government approved funding for 10,000 scholarships for Iraqi students who want to obtain advanced degrees in foreign countries; more than 1,000 of those scholarships have been set aside for agricultural degrees. “What they want to do is send graduate students to the U.S. for training and masters and doctorate level (degrees) so they can rebuild their faculties in their colleges of agriculture in their country,” Miller said. “There’s a lot of passion to do that.” He said it was an honor for Iowa State to take part in the trip. “It reinforces our perception that our faculty and our programs are pretty doggone good,” Miller said. “It reinforces what we think and what we hear in this country but it also says internationally that we’re recognized as having a premier program here at Iowa State in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.” The group visited three Iraqi agricultural colleges in the course of their trip: The University of Baghdad College of Agriculture, the University

By Alexander Hutchins Daily Staff Writer Gov. Chet Culver promoted his previous work in cutting Iowa’s budget and forewarned of necessary upcoming cuts in his Condition of the State Address on Tuesday. Culver Culver opened his speech with the traditional salutations to the general assembly and immediately reminded everyone present of the shortened legislative session and

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Student Government

Proposed bill strives to create Cyclone Cinema By Paige Godden Daily Staff Writer The Government of the Student Body plans to discuss leasing property at 2412 Lincoln Way to obtain space to house the Cyclone Cinema at Wednesday’s meeting. The proposed bill comes from members of the GSB and the Varsity Research Task Force. The groups have been working with the Memorial Union, Student Activity Center, City of Ames planners, Facilities Planning and Management, the department of environmental health and safety, university architects and the property owners in order to revamp what used to be the Varsity Theater into the Cyclone Cinema. The bill will be presented Wednesday night. GSB President Jon Turk said he expects the vote for the bill will be delayed four weeks. If the bill passes Feb. 2, GSB will begin leasing the building promptly and aims to have it open by August.

see GSB on PAGE 12 Gerald Miller talks with other deans from the U.S. during their visit to Iraq. They visited three Iraqi colleges in December. Courtesy photo: Sonny Ramaswamy

of Babylon College of Agriculture and the University of Anbar College of Agriculture. Miller said the college visits opened the group’s eyes to some of the problems Iraqi agriculture is facing: poor soil quality, limited dairy production and livestock genetics issues. When Iraqi students choose to attend school at Iowa State University or another land grant institution in the U.S., Miller said it would be “potentially a two-way exchange” of culture, ideas and techniques.

Wintersteen said the “two-way exchange” would help Iowa State by developing lasting relationships with students and faculty in the global arena. “We are hopeful that this will be an opportunity for us to help Iraq through being a partner in graduate education and it will be an opportunity for our faculty to work with these students,” she said. “We believe out of that will become opportunities to develop partnerships with faculty in Iraqi universities.”

Concert

Carilloneur plays MLK Day tribute In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, ISU carilloneur Tin-Shi Tam will play a tribute concert from the Campanile today at 11:50 a.m. “Let Freedom Ring” will feature hymns and spirituals. Listeners can catch a live webcast of the entire 20-minute concert at www.music.iastate.edu/feeds/ carillon/.

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Squaw Creek Bridge

Council votes to rebuild landmark By Allison Suesse Daily Staff Writer The abandoned bridge located over Squaw Creek has a reputation for being a historic landmark to Ames citizens and ISU students. Often used as a footbridge, City Council voted Tuesday to direct the city manager to present a counter offer to the Union Pacific Railroad to request the railroad help restore and share the cost of the trail on Squaw Creek Bridge. The council agreed that the bridge should be reworked to create a path for pedestrians and cyclists. The Union Pacific and the City of Ames see the bridge as a liability. Council member Jeremy Davis raised a concern about the structural quality of the Squaw Creek Bridge. He noted there could be a liability if the city obtained ownership. Representatives from the Union Pacific railroad assured the council that the bridge is “in fairly

good shape.” Peter Orazem, council member, was in favor of obtaining ownership and preserving the bridge. He said if the city were to accept the bridge, they would have to repair it right away and connect it to trails, otherwise it would not get much usage. “I’m a little bit nervous about having a bridge to nowhere,” Orazem said. Council member Jami Larson noted many people utilize the bridge already, including himself, and would benefit from a path incorporated into city property. To fund the bridge, Steve Schainker, city manager, mentioned the Ames parks and recreations department thought the preservation of the Squaw Creek bridge was an important project and would draw capital from the park development fund. Gloria Betcher, chair of the Historic Preservation Commission,

noted there is also a potential to receive grant money to fund the ownership and preservation of the bridge because of its historical significance. Betcher cited two societies that could potentially fund the project. City Council also heard a feasibility report of the 6th Street bridge near Brookside Park. There are 6,000 vehicles that cross the bridge per day, according to the report. The bridge is functionally deficient and needs repairs. There were a number of options discussed at the meeting; including do nothing to the bridge or fully replace the bridge, which the council decided was the best option. However, the project would take nine months to complete and would cost an estimated $2 million. Rebuilding the Sixth Street Bridge would increase its lifespan to 75 years, as opposed to the 10 to 15 years the bridge would be functional if the city did nothing.

Condition of the State Address

Activists descend on capitol for speech By Mike Glover AP Political Writer DES MOINES — Hundreds of activists headed to the Capitol on Tuesday to push their views on Iowa’s gay marriage law despite Democratic legislative leaders’ insistence there wasn’t time to take up the issue during a session largely devoted to the budget. Although the issue likely will be pushed aside as lawmakers focus on a large budget shortfall, supporters and opponents of the law said they wanted legislators to know where they stood on calls for amending the constitution to ban gay marriage. Descending on the Statehouse also allowed them to gain attention from reporters and photographers on h and for Gov. Chet Culver’s annual condition of the state speech. Supporters of the 2009 Iowa Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex unions delivered petitions they said included about 18,000 signatures backing the ruling. “We expect to carry on a civil conversation with our elected officials,” said Brad Clark of the advocacy group One Iowa. Opponents of the ruling — many wearing red — jammed the House chambers during Culver’s speech. Religious and social conservatives have long called for beginning the cumbersome practice of amending the Iowa Constitution, a process that requires votes by two general assemblies be-

fore going to voters. As Culver left the chamber after his speech, some in the Rotunda chanted, “let us vote,” Opponents later held a rally on the Statehouse steps organized by the socially conservative Iowa Family Policy Center. The policy center’s political action committee, the Iowa Family PAC, endorsed Sioux City businessman Bob Vander Plaats for governor and took a swipe at GOP candidate Terry Branstad, a fourterm governor seeking to return to office. Vander Plaats had made gay marriage one of the key issues in his campaign and has said that as governor, he’d issue an order blocking enforcement of the court decision. Culver’s office has said such a move would be illegal. “We are particularly impressed with his willingness to stand up to a rogue Supreme Court who has somehow thought they can make laws,” said Danny Carroll, a former legislator policy center board member. In an endorsement sprinkled with biblical references, Carroll said only Vander Plaats has met the group’s standard. “It’s time to put principles, biblical principles, before political parties,” said Carroll, referring to many party insiders’ support for Branstad. “I’ve been a part of that Republican machine for too many years and where has it gotten us?” Carroll issued a sharp warning to Branstad. “Terry Branstad has been caught up short,”

Don Johnston of Grinnell, left, delivers a request to speak to his representative Tuesday to House Doorkeeper Harold Harker at the Capitol in Des Moines. Johnston was among a large group seeking a vote on the gay marriage law. The group packed the Rotunda and the House Gallery as Gov. Chet Culver delivered his condition of the state speech. Photo: Steve Pope/The Associated Press

Carroll said. “He has failed to boldly address the values that we embrace.” Branstad has higher name recognition than

his rivals, after serving 16 years as governor, but Carroll dismissed that.

Technology

Google ceases censorship Web site stops blocking social, political content By Michael Liedtke AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Google Inc. will stop censoring its search results in China and may pull out of the country af-

ter discovering that computer hackers had tricked human rights activists into opening their e-mail accounts to outsiders. The change, announced Tuesday, heralds a major shift for the company, which has repeatedly said it will obey Chinese laws that require some politically and socially sensitive issues to be blocked from search results available in other coun-

tries. Google disclosed in a blog post that it had detected a “highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China.” Further investigation revealed that “a primary goal of

the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists,” Google said in the post written by Chief Legal Officer David Drummond. Google did not specifically accuse the Chinese government.

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Earthquake strikes, casualties expected By Jonathan M. Katz Associated Press Writer PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The largest earthquake to hit Haiti in more than 200 years rocked the Caribbean nation Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and heavily damaging other buildings. U.S. officials reported bodies lying in the streets and an aid official described “total disaster and chaos.” Communications were widely disrupted, making it impossible to get a full picture of damage as powerful aftershocks shook a desperately poor country where many buildings are flimsy. Electricity was out in some places. Karel Zelenka, a Catholic Relief Services representative in Port-au-Prince, told U.S. colleagues before phone service failed that “there must be thousands of people dead,” according to a spokeswoman for the aid group, Sara Fajardo. “He reported that it was just total disaster and chaos, that there were clouds of dust surrounding Port-au-Prince,” Fajardo said from the group’s offices in Maryland. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said in Washington that embassy personnel were “literally in the dark” after power failed. “They reported structures down. They reported a lot of walls down. They did see a number of bodies in the street and on the sidewalk that had been hit by debris. So clearly, there’s going to be serious loss of life in this,” he said. An Associated Press videographer saw the wrecked hospital in Petionville, a hillside Port-auPrince district that is home to many diplomats and wealthy Haitians, as well as many poor people. Elsewhere in the capital, a U.S. government official reported seeing houses that had tumbled into a ravine. Kenson Calixte of Boston spoke to an uncle and cousin in Port-au-Prince shortly after the earthquake by phone. He could hear screaming in the background as his relatives described the frantic scene in the streets. His uncle told him that a small hotel near their home had collapsed, with people inside. “They told me it was total chaos, a lot of devastation,” he said. More than four hours later, he still was not able to get them back on the phone for an update. Haiti’s ambassador to the U.S., Raymond Joseph, said from his Washington office that he spoke to President Rene Preval’s chief of staff, Fritz Longchamp, just after the quake hit. He said Longchamp told him that “buildings were crumbling right and left” near the national palace. He too had not been able to get through by phone to Haiti since. With phones down, some of the only commu-

nication came from social media such as Twitter. Richard Morse, a well-known musician who manages the famed Olafson Hotel, kept up a stream of dispatches on the aftershocks and damage reports. The news, based mostly on second-hand reports and photos, was disturbing, with people screaming in fear and roads blocked with debris. Belair, a slum even in the best of times, was said to be “a broken mess.” The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince at a depth of 5 miles (8 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey said. USGS geophysicist Kristin Marano called it the strongest earthquake since 1770 in what is now Haiti. In 1946, a magnitude-8.1 quake struck the Dominican Republic and also shook Haiti, producing a tsunami that killed 1,790 people. The temblor appeared to have occurred along a strike-slip fault, where one side of a vertical fault slips horizontally past the other, said earthquake expert Tom Jordan at the University of Southern California. The earthquake’s size and proximity to populated Port-au-Prince likely caused widespread casualties and structural damage, he said. “It’s going to be a real killer,” he said. “Whenever something like this happens, you just hope for the best.” Most of Haiti’s 9 million people are desperately poor, and after years of political instability the country has no real construction standards. In November 2008, following the collapse of a school in Petionville, the mayor of Port-au-Prince estimated about 60 percent of the buildings were shoddily built and unsafe in normal circumstances. Tuesday’s quake was felt in the Dominican Republic, which shares a border with Haiti on the island of Hispaniola, and some panicked residents in the capital of Santo Domingo fled from their shaking homes. But no major damage was reported there. In eastern Cuba, houses shook but there were also no reports of significant damage. “We felt it very strongly and I would say for a long time. We had time to evacuate,” said Monsignor Dionisio Garcia, archbishop of Santiago. The few reports emerging from Haiti made clear the country had suffered extensive damage. “Everybody is just totally, totally freaked out and shaken,” said Henry Bahn, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official visiting Port-au-Prince. “The sky is just gray with dust.” Bahn said he was walking to his hotel room when the ground began to shake. “I just held on and bounced across the wall,” he said. “I just hear a tremendous amount of noise and shouting and screaming in the distance.” Bahn said there were rocks strewn about and he saw a ravine where homes stood: “It’s just full of collapsed walls and rubble and barbed wire.”

Teodoro Garcia Simental, known as “El Teo,” center, is escorted by federal police, after being presented to the press in Mexico City. Garcia, one of Mexico’s most wanted drug traffickers, was arrested Tuesday. Photo: Alexandre Meneghini/The Associated Press

Drug lord arrested By Elliot Spagat Associated Press Writer TIJUANA, Mexico — Federal troops stormed a seaside vacation home and captured one of the country’s most brutal drug lords Tuesday, the second time in less than a month that Mexico has taken down one of its most powerful drug traffickers. The arrest was considered another victory for enhanced surveillance techniques that are being cultivated with the assistance of the United States of America. American anti-drug officials had been helping Mexican authorities track Teodoro Garcia Simental for more than five months. Garcia, known as “El Teo,” was arrested before dawn near the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, where his gang had been bringing in planeloads of drugs to smuggle across the U.S. border, said Ramon Eduardo Pequeno, head of the federal police’s anti-drug unit. Garcia, in his mid-30s, is connected to the deaths of at least 300 people, authorities say, and ordered his rivals disposed of in especially grisly ways: beheading them, hang-

Enforcement Administration officials had been assisting them in tracking Beltran Leyva as well. On Jan. 2, federal officials arrested his brother, Carlos Beltran Leyva. “The government is being more subtle with regard to its pursuit of drug traffickers,” said George W. Grayson, a Mexico expert at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. “It’s relying much more on electronic techniques, eavesdropping, inspection of one’s lifestyle. It’s also paying pretty good money to informants.” U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual said Garcia’s arrest shows the sharing of information between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement is producing results. “Mexico’s operational capacity is growing,” Pascual said in a statement. “We continue to improve our sharing of information. The Mexican government is unrelenting in its determination and commitment.”

ing their bodies from bridges or dissolving them in caustic soda. He took numerous large ransom payments from kidnapping Tijuana business leaders. He is also believed to stick behind many of the dozens of assassinations of Tijuana police officers over the last two years. Pequeno said Garcia had recently stepped up efforts to kill Baja California’s attorney general, Rommel Moreno, and Tijuana’s public safety chief, Julian Leyzaola. President Felipe Calderon launched an all-out war upon taking office in December 2006, sending thousands of troops out to combat the drug gangs. But until recently the government had little success in taking down the top kingpins in the country, and Mexicans have been growing increasingly frustrated with a war that has left more than 15,000 casualties. That changed on Dec. 16, when another drug lord, Arturo Beltran Leyva, was killed in a raid by Mexican marines in the colonial city of Cuernavaca, just south of Mexico City. Authorities said U.S. Drug

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Studies have shown numerous health benefits associated with resveratrol, including reducing the risk of prostate, colorectal and lung cancers by reducing cancer cell growth. Additionally, rates of stroke, Alzheimer’s dementia, and influenza death may be reduced. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, however, to achieve the “fountain of youth” health benefits of resveratrol, you would need to consume 750-1500 bottles of red wine per day! So remember the golden rule: moderation is critical. No more than one glass per day for women and two glasses for men. If abused, alcohol can cause liver damage, dementia, high blood pressure and alcoholism. Robert Hubert, a teaching laboratory coordinator in microbiology, cautions people to be wary of the ”be all cure” claim and the studies associated with them.

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rusy, with lemon and lime accents. This wine is highly acidic, making it one of the most versatile food wines. In France, this wine is known by the name Pinot Gris.

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Some important things that Kelli wants you to keep in mind when tasting wine: n Never be ashamed to ask for help — that’s a wine expert’s job. n The only way you’re going to know what you like is to experiment and try different wines. n Don’t get frustrated. Every wine has a different taste and caters to personal preference. n Never be embarrassed to buy an inexpensive bottle of wine.

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This wine has a fuller body than a Zinfandel but is not quite as intense as a Cabernet. This wine is very fruit forward with an aroma and flavor of black pepper. It pairs great with a steak lightly seasoned with salt and pepper or marinated. Try not to get confused — this variety is known by the name Shiraz in Australia.

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Sparklers These wines are definite crowd-pleasers. They are great wines for beginning drinkers, since the fizz covers the alcohol flavor. Surprisingly, this wine can be substituted for any carbonated beverage. So, anything you would drink a soda or beer with you can substitute a sparkler. One thing to keep in mind: Champagne only comes from the Champagne region of France; it is called sparking wine everywhere else. The Champagne region is the only place that can say that it sued the world and won! Sweet Moscato d’Asti is a great wine for New Year’s Eve and other, similar celebrations. It has a sweet, honey flavor with floral hints, making it a well-perfumed wine. Since they’re sweet, they go well with spicy food to counterbalance the heat.

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If wine isn’t your cup of tea, try consuming red and purple fruits. Cranberries, blueberries and raspberries, for example, may have similar benefits. Grapes, alone, contain a great source for manganese, vitamin B6 and C, thiamin, potassium, and fiber. The reason for the beneficial effects of red wines versus white wines is that the grapes’ skins are intact during the red wine fermentation process. Recent studies seem to confirm that the skins and By Emma Partridge seeds are where the health benefits are derived from, and consuming grape juice will give the same AmesEats Flavors writer benefits as red wine without the harmful side effects. Grape juice has more polyphenol and antioxiI had the opportunity to sit dant variety than any other juice, but to maintain overall health, supplement your diet with down with Stewart Burger, professor of Introduction to Beverages, cranberry and apple juices. and ask him a few questions, regarding the class and his point of view on pairings of food.

Q&A with professor Stewart Burger

Emma: What is your favorite part about teaching the beverages class? Professor Burger: My favorite part

about the class is the interaction with the students. I have been here for almost 40 years. With the years and experience that I have had, I have had the opportunity to be involved in the dining services aspect and student affairs. The beverages class, this past semester, had 150 students, not only in the industry, but also in other majors. In the class, they tasted 92 samples, ranging from wines, beers and spirits.

Professor Burger: The variety of all of the products; for each mood, food and season, there are many that you can choose. With the improvement in America of wines in the past 40 years, there are even more varieties at all price levels, making it easier for Americans to try new wines.

Emma: What do you enjoy about wines, beers and spirits?

Professor Burger: I enjoy grilling foods in the summertime and pairing it with a nice light red. To think

Emma: What is your favorite meal to pair wine with, and why?

of wine as a food will help you understand the pairing of foods. Wine has some of the flavors that food offers, such as acid, sweetness and bitterness. If you are eating foods that are spicy, you would want to pair that with a sweet wine, such as a German wine, to make the food less spicy. If you are eating salty foods, you would want to drink slightly sweet wines: fruity reds and inexpensive sparkling. For fatty, rich foods, you would want a red wine that is acidic and an oaky white wine [Chardonnay}.

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Is it politics or extortion: You decide The U.S. Senate passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — commonly known as health care reform — on Dec. 24 with a party-line vote. Along the way, Senate leadership used the federal treasury to grease the wheels of democracy and shore up support for the legislation. Under the final Senate bill, select states whose senators played political hard-to-get will receive exemptions and additional funding worth hundreds of millions of dollars, paid for by you, the federal taxpayer. Wherever you lie on the political spectrum, and however you feel about health care reform, that should piss you off. Such a simplification, though, misses the drama and intrigue that accompanied the bill’s passage. The full story starts with the filibuster. Because Senate rules allow for unlimited debate, the minority party can block controversial legislation by continually discussing the bill. This used to mean 24-hour-long speeches — today the Senate allows “procedural filibusters” that don’t require holding the floor constantly. Ending a filibuster requires 60 votes. Without them, the bill remains stuck in legislative purgatory. Sixty is the magic number in the Senate. If 59 senators are on board with a bill, a senator who can potentially cast votenumber 60 wields incredible leverage. That’s the situation Sen. Ben Nelson found himself in late last year, and he didn’t waste it. Despite initially stating reservations to the health care reform proposal, Nelson was persuaded to change his mind. His price? An exemption for his state that would put the cost of expanding Medicaid in Nebraska wholly on federal taxes. But the dirty buck doesn’t stop with Nelson and Nebraska. Another amendment, designed to win over Mary Landrieu, gives extra funds to states hit by a disaster in the last seven years. More than 600 words describe which states qualify, when only Louisiana does. Estimates on the amendment’s cost range from $100 – $300 million. Other pork also inundates the bill, though it may not have affected voting. Three states’ senior citizens have protection from Medicare cuts. A $100 million earmark for construction of a university hospital was inserted into the bill. Is it naive to think that senators should vote for legislation based on principle, instead of on how much money they’ve been offered for their constituents? The founders didn’t create a representative democracy so that each state could sell its vote to whoever controls the federal coffer. Call us idealistic, but this ain’t how it’s supposed to work. We’re not sure whether such underthe-table deals are closer to bribery, with Senate leaders paying for votes, or whether a more accurate term is extortion, with senators withholding their support until they get the pork they want. But we’re sure that such shenanigans should have no place in our democracy. ™

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This courtroom drawing shows Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, right, charged with attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner, at his hearing, Friday, in Detroit federal court. Abdulmutallab was arraigned Friday on six charges. The most severe carries up to life in prison, the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Photo: Verna Sadock/The Associated Press

Profile all foreigners Continued creation of terrorist opportunities on U.S. flights must stop

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hanks to my parents, my education and my life experiences up to this point, I think profiling — the inclusion of racial or ethnic characteristics in determining whether a person is significantly more likely to commit a particular type of crime or illegal act than the general population— and policemen’s and other officials’ profiling-founded actions are, like all stereotyping, generally wrong. Indeed, no well-documented evidence exists to support such practices as asking more young drivers than old to blow into Breathalyzers or pulling over and searching the vehicles of more African-Americans than Caucasians. Granted, a larger number of DWIs and DUIs are issued to young people than old, and African-American men are by far the most common occupants of prisons. Yet, according to a policeman friend of mine, this only proves the practice. Young people, he said, are seen as the most important drunk drivers to nab, even though a much larger number of middle-aged adults — including policemen — drive drunkenly every day and night. He likewise estimated that African-Americans are some two or three times as likely to have their vehicles searched as whites, and opined that if this wasn’t the case, millions of young college-age Caucasians would be sitting in prisons on drug charges. Even the ethnic profiling that has become so prominent since Sept. 11, 2001, — that of Americans of Middle-Eastern origin, or even mere appearance — is unfounded. The 9/11 hijackers may have been Arab, but they were far from American. And, though Arab-Americans are undoubtedly subjected to more suspicious looks and pat-downs in airports than the average Joe, not a single case has been reported in which one such individual was found with a weapon, a bomb, or the like. Thanks to the event that occurred on

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Dec. 25, the attempted murder of all 300 passengers on Northwest Airlines’ Detroit-bound Flight 253 and who knows how many others by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the al-Qaidain-the-Arabian-Peninsula-trained “underwear bomber,” — the time for an acceptable type of profiling has come. This profiling is the enhanced screening not of flyers from “countries of interest,” as was ordered by President Obama in the wake of the failed attack, but rather of all non-American flyers traveling to the United States from any and all foreign countries. Doing so will no doubt annoy the American Civil Liberty Unions, require the purchase of better scanning technologies and the training and hiring of thousands of new Transportation Security Administration workers. Most of these workers will be stationed overseas, and frustrate foreign flyers, thereby potentially delivering a hit to America’s tourism industry. Despite these factors, it is both acceptable and necessary. It is the former because, unlike the profiling that I cite as wrong, it will not single out incoming foreigners of a particular gender, race, ethnicity or even nationality. It is the latter because what occurred Christmas Day proved that we can expect neither our country’s gargantuan post 9/11 security complex, nor other countries’ airport employees, to pick up on and, more importantly, act on the easily visible clues that should scream potential terrorist. As President Obama admitted following a security summit at the White House on Jan. 5, “The bottom line is this: The U.S. government had sufficient information to have uncovered this plot and potentially disrupt the Christmas Day attack, but our intelligence community failed to connect those dots.” Indeed, in the case of Abdulmutallab, the

most glaring “dot” for the U.S. government was that Abdulmutallab’s own father, a reputable Nigerian businessman, visited the U.S. embassy in Abuja on Nov. 19 to warn that his son had become an outspoken anti-American. He notified them that his son seemed to have developed Jihadist sympathies and had abandoned his privileged life to travel to Yemen — an extremely poor country in the Middle East where, most notably, 17 American sailors were killed when the USS Cole was bombed by al-Qaida back on Oct. 12, 2000. All of this led U.S. officials to add “Abdulmutallab” to a 550,000-name National Counterterrorism Center’s Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment database, yet somehow did not result in the revocation of the multiple-entry visa that allowed him to board a U.S. bound plane. But government decision makers were not the only individuals who missed obvious clues that should have raised suspicions. The individual that Abdulmutallab bought his ticket from at the Accra International Airport in Ghana on Dec. 23, for example, apparently found it completely normal for a young man to pay for his ticket with $2,831 in cash. When Abdulmutallab checked in Dec. 25 for his flight, another individual apparently found it normal for a flyer to be equipped with nothing but a carry-on bag, though he was traveling to a bitterly cold destination halfway around the world. Therefore, with many clue-missers to blame, the case of Northwest 253 should make it clear that things need to change. For, as Obama put it, “We dodged a bullet.” And no, we did not dodge it, as many government officials are now claiming, because of the brave passengers who subdued Abdulmutallab after the liquid bomb in his pants failed to detonate. We dodged it because of luck — something that is nice to have around, but will eventually run out. No, I’d much rather rely on the profiling of inbound foreigners: Something that sounds bad but, until and unless our screening system proves itself, seems our best hope.

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here has been no discussion, as far as I’ve seen, of the contracting scandals for computer systems in the coverage of the “underwear bomber” who tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane Dec. 25. Some years ago, the FBI contracted Science Applications International Corporation for a computer system that took years to develop. Google or Yahoo pretty much worked better than this worthless pile of crap. But SAIC made $500 million of your money. It was canceled so the FBI, operating with one of the government’s most antiquated computer systems, had to start from scratch. No one was arrested, charged, tried and convicted over this scandal, which put the U.S. at great risk and directly contributed to the failures of the first World Trade Center attack and 9/11. TechDirt wrote in 2006: “The incredible saga of the FBI’s overbudget $500 million

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computer system, that needed to be scrapped after it turned out it was useless in fighting terrorism, apparently had some other problems as well. The news has come out today that a contractor hired to work on the computer system was so frustrated by the bureaucracy he needed to go through to do something as simple as adding a printer to the network, that he used some free internet tools to breach the network and get access to the usernames and passwords of 38,000 FBI employees, including director Robert Mueller. The contractor pleaded guilty to various charges, though even the FBI admits that he only appears to have done what he did to actually get work done. It’s not clear which part is more disturbing: That the FBI’s computer system was so easily hacked, or that the best way to get work done at the FBI is to

breach its computer security.” So, are you mad yet? Please read the following because the media, scared to death about the level of incompetence in the United States, did not report any of this in ways that or I would have seen it. “Sixteen months ago, [Rep. Brad Miller, D-N.C.,] sent a letter to Inspector General Office of the Director of National Intelligence requesting an investigation of the technical failure and mismanagement of Railhead, a half-billion dollar program that was intended to update and enhance the National Counterterrorism Center’s [Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment] database. TIDE is the core of the FBI’s consolidated terrorist watch list. “The end result is a current IT [information technology] system used to identify terrorist threats that has been crippled by technical flaws and a new system that if actually deployed will leave our country more vulnerable than the existing yet flawed system in operation today,” Miller wrote Aug. 21. “We heard from whistleblowers, contractors and NCTC [Na-

tional Counterterrorism Center] personnel,” Miller told CBS News on Friday. “They said the computer program was a mess, in a state where the program not only couldn’t connect the dots, it couldn’t find the dots. There was also poor management and a lack over government oversight and turf battles among contractors. It seemed the system was unable to do things that Google does routinely, such as identify similar name, and based on the Christmas day event [2010], it apparently still can’t do that.” So, as you go to sleep tonight, remember that our national security agencies have failed us and really don’t have the capability to ID and stop Nigerian underwear bombers. They could however stop Sen. Ted Kennedy. From a 2004 MSNBC article: “U.S. Sen. Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy said yesterday that he was stopped and questioned at airports on the East Coast five times in March because his name appeared on the government’s secret ‘no-fly’ list.” From what we can tell the no fly list has not been improved much since 2004.


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Insight Bowl displays its golden reputation The Iowa State football team and its legion of nearly 15,000 fans recently attended the Insight Bowl in Tempe, and we enjoyed an incredible week of activities. The Insight Bowl organizers have been known as the gold standard for hospitality and, after our trip, I can affirm this well-deserved reputation. Executive Director John Junker and his hundreds of staff and volunteers — including the Tempe Diablos — made certain the Cyclones enjoyed amazing hospitality. We

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made many friends and cannot wait for a return to Tempe for a future bowl. You provided our team, staff and fans lifetime memories that we’ll cherish forever. Thank you for giving the Cyclones a chance to showcase our institution and football program and providing us a bowl experience like none other.

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Claim textbook refunds, make your voice heard With the start of a new semester and new classes comes the need to purchase textbooks. As if textbooks weren’t expensive enough already, the state adds sales tax on top of the purchase price. Ouch. The sales tax law on textbooks is a confusing mess. Some college students at some schools owe the tax and others don’t. At Iowa State, you do owe sales tax if you buy at Campus Bookstore. If you buy at the Iowa State University Bookstore, you shouldn’t owe the tax but they collect it anyway. I am working with Government of the Student Body leaders and representatives from the other Regents’ schools to end the sales tax on textbooks entirely — for both public and private college students and at community colleges, too. We need to end this confusion, treat all students the same and lower the cost of education. While we are working on the statewide issue at the Capitol, there is something you can do to right now to cut your own taxes at Iowa State. For textbooks bought at the University Bookstore, you are eligible for a

Herman Quirmbach is an Iowa State Senator and an associate professor of economics at Iowa State University. full refund of the sales tax. You have to fill out and send in a form, but it is very simple and takes just a matter of minutes with 3 steps: 1. Keep your ISU Bookstore receipt. 2. Go to the GSB Web site at www.gsb.iastate.edu and click on the “Get a Refund” link near the bottom of the page. Step by step instructions allow you to fill out the form online and print it when finished. 3. Attach the original receipt to the form and mail it to the address given. If you can get a better deal at Campus Bookstore or elsewhere, go for it, but the tax refund option is not available there. Like I said, the law is a confusing mess. Claiming your refund not only helps you out, but it also helps me out in our effort to end the tax entirely. The more refunds you claim, the less the state makes from the tax and

the easier it becomes to get my colleagues in the legislature to drop the tax entirely. Serving in the Iowa State Senate allows me to work for students in a very unique way. Being an ISU faculty member, I have a unique perspective on what students need. In these tough economic times, I am determined in this legislative session to limit the financial burden on students as much as I possibly can. The textbook tax rebate is by no means a solution to students’ financial struggles, but having been in your shoes, I know that every dollar helps. As the legislative session starts, I hope each and every student will take the time to make their voice heard. We are facing many tough decisions this session in order to balance the budget, and it is crucial that legislators remember how important education is for students who choose an Iowa college or university. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns you may have at any time. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in the Iowa Senate. Best of luck this semester.

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This editorial was originally published in the Daily Iowan, the student newspaper of The University of Iowa. books — a result of requiring fewer brand-new editions — could help ease some of students’ financial woes. Students may even pocket enough money to make up for the $100 tuition surcharge. First, the UI should continue ordering new textbooks if the author is a professor, especially because we wholeheartedly believe research assignments and sabbaticals are imperative to the academic reputation of the university. Next, the university should buy master copies of updated textbook versions. That way, professors could make copies of new information for students, which could the be distributed via handout or posted on the Internet. We realize the potential copyright issues this plan could raise. Several college policies deem copyrighted works in the classroom and library reserves as legal under federal copyright law. Nevertheless, an instructor must obtain permission to repeatedly use copyrighted material for a course; such material on electronic reserve and limited to those enrolled in a course is fair use. Tuition prices and monthly necessities are difficult enough for students, and it’s time to cut them a break. UI officials should look into whether such a textbook plan would work.

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Iowa State prepares to face undefeated Longhorns in conference season opener By Nate Sandell Daily Staff Writer

Stat of the week 41

Not even one of the nation’s top teams stood a chance against the No. 1 University of Connecticut women’s basketball team last week. The Huskies stomped No. 7 North Carolina by a margin of 41 points and extended their winning streak to 54 games. Despite the Tar Heels’ ranking and average of 83.3 points per game, North Carolina was no match for the Huskies.

Game to watch No. 13 Oklahoma at No. 9 Baylor 7 p.m., Jan. 13

Results from last week (through Jan. 10) Jan. 4 No. 12 Nebraska 94, Vermont 50 No. 23 Oklahoma State 98, Sam Houston State 60 No. 10 Texas A&M 90, Lamar 57 Colorado 78, Yale 71 Jan. 5 No. 16 Xavier 68, Missouri 60 Iowa State 68, South Dakota 43 No. 15 Texas 84, UTA 41 Jan. 7 Indiana 50, Illinois 48 Michigan 63, Iowa 46 Minnesota 73, Northwestern 65 Wisconsin 64, Purdue 51 Jan. 9 Kansas State 59, No. 24 Kansas 35 Colorado 64, Missouri 48 No. 14 Oklahoma 73, Texas Tech 58 No. 23 Oklahoma State 78, No. 5 Baylor 65 No. 10 Texas A&M 91, No. 5 Texas 70 No. 12 Nebraska 57, No. 23 Iowa State 49 No. 5 Ohio State 65, Michigan State 62 Jan. 10 Illinois 64, Minnesota 62 Penn State 77, Indiana 71 Purdue 53, Northwestern 42 Wisconsin 68, Michigan 48

Texas center Dexter Pittman looks toward the net in the Longhorns’ game against Gardner-Webb on Dec. 29. Texas won the game 95-63. Pittman ranks in the top 20 in the Big 12 in both scoring and rebounding with his 13.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Photo: Harry Cabluck/Associated Press

ing small and having Marquis [Gilstrap] or even Charles Boozer,” McDermott said. “But there are some teams in our league that that just won’t work and Texas is one those teams.” In order to keep pace with the Longhorns, the Cyclones will need to force Texas into an up-tempo game and prevent long scoring runs. “We have to pick and choose our opportunities to turn this into a track meet,” McDermott said. “You have to try to avoid that eight to 10 minute stretch where they’ve completely dominated their opponent. They have done it 15 straight times, so that is going to be a challenge.” With the non-conference season behind them, the Cyclones view Wednesday’s game as a chance to begin the conference season on a high note and an opportunity to move up the ranks in the Big 12. “It’s a fresh start,” Brackins said. “I think the Big 12 is so competitive it is up for grabs for anyone.” Colvin responding well to suspension—After

vs. Iowa State (11–4)

No. 1 Texas (15–0)

Where: Hilton Coliseum When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 Media coverage: Big 12 Network (WOI)/ESPN360/ESPN Full Court/Cyclone Radio Network Notes: Iowa State opens its Big 12 schedule with Texas for the second consecutive season. Last year the Cyclones lost 75–67 to the Longhorns. Texas is one of just two unbeaten teams remaining in Division 1. This will be the Cyclones’ first matchup against a No. 1-ranked team since falling 102–66 to No. 1 Kansas in February of 2002.

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Big 12 Standings (through Jan. 11) 1. Nebraska 2. Texas A&M 3. Oklahoma State 4. Colorado 5. Oklahoma 6. Kansas State 7. Baylor 8. Iowa State 9. Texas Tech 10. Texas 11. Kansas

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If the ISU men’s basketball team wanted to catch its breath before starting conference play, it won’t have the chance. Recently deemed the number one team in the country, the Texas Longhorns stampede into town Wednesday to take on the 11-4 Cyclones in their Big 12 season opener. “If Texas isn’t the best team that we will have played in my four years at Iowa State, they are certainly right there,” said coach Greg McDermott, who has an 0-3 lifetime record against the Longhorns. Texas has rolled to a 15-0 start and have notched a staggering average margin of victory of 25 points, as well as a Big 12 best average of 88.1 points per game. The Longhorns, who had been ranked second in the country for the last several weeks, moved into the top spot in the polls on Monday, after former No. 1 Kansas lost to Tennessee on Sunday. A key to the Longhorns strong start is the depth of their roster. Texas has four players averaging double figures — Iowa State has two — and a total of 12 players averaging at least 2.4 points and 2 rebounds per game, the Cyclones only seven. “They are deep. They can play 11 or 12 players. They can sub anyone in and out and anyone can start,” said forward Craig Brackins. “That is their biggest advantage.” Anchoring the Longhorns, is 6-foot-10-inch, 290-pound senior center Dexter Pittman. Pittman is averaging 13.9 points, 6.7 rebounds per game and has picked up 33 blocks this season. “Anybody who saw him three years ago would have never projected that he would be the player that he is today,” McDermott said. “His technique down low, his footwork, what he is able to do defensively has grown so much. He has totally transformed his body from somebody who was never going to be able to play college basketball to somebody who will have a long career in the NBA.” Last season against the Cyclones, Pittman and fellow post-threat Damion James, the team’s leader in points and rebounds this year (16.9 points per game and 11 rebounds), combined for 31 points and 11 boards in Texas’ 75-67 victory. Iowa State will again have its hands full this year competing with the size and strength of the Texas lineup. The Cyclones only have two players, Craig Brackins (6-foot-10) and Justin Hamilton (6-foot11) who are more than 6-foot-9. Already lacking size in the post, Iowa State received a scare in the second half against Duke last Wednesday when Hamilton suffered a concussion. Hamilton was held from last Saturday’s game, but he said Monday that he has been cleared by the team’s medical staff to play and will be ready to go Wednesday. If Hamilton returns, his defensive responsibilities will rest largely on defending Pittman. “You can’t ever ease up [on Pittman] because he will take advantage and score right away,” Hamilton said. “He’s a big challenge. Last year it was hard playing against him. But this year we are a better team.” McDermott said Hamilton’s return is a crucial factor to Iowa State’s chances against Texas. “There are some teams you can get by play-

Aggies provide next test Cyclones seek first Big 12 win against No. 8 Texas A&M By Kayci Woodley Daily Staff Writer Pounding victories down the throats of opponents and leaving competitors gasping for room to breathe at the final Lacey whistle is not something many teams in college basketball are known for. Especially in women’s basketball, the capability of a team to dominate, take a large lead and Bolte extend it usually is not there. With the No. 8 Texas A&M women’s basketball team it is. As the leader of the Big 12 in scoring, the Aggies are leaving opponents in the dust and taking names this season as A&M sits at a 13–1 record and has won five games by a margin of 30 points or more, including two games where they annihilated opponents by over 50 points. A powerful offense and a defensive hunger for turnovers lives within the Texas A&M lineup and coaching staff accounting for many of the team’s victories. “They can do that to you, they’re a team that once it steam rolls it’s really

at Iowa State No. 8 Texas (12–2) A&M (13–1) Where: Reed Arena, College Station, Texas When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 Media coverage: Cyclone Radio Network Notes: Iowa State will be in search of its first conference win of 2009-2010 against one of the nation’s top teams. Texas A&M scores nearly 90 points per game, the Big 12’s best, while Iowa State leads the Big 12 in scoring defense, allowing just 51.1 points per game. The Aggies are also the conference’s best in threepoint shooting percentage, assists and turnover margin.

hard to stop because their defense just keeps feeding it and they just sense that blood in the water mentality,” ISU coach Bill Fennelly said. A&M is averaging 83.9 points per game and is shooting a high 49 percent from the field and 43.7 percent from beyond the arc. Senior guard Tanisha Smith is leading in points for the Aggies with 17.9 per game and averages 4.8 rebounds and 3.73 assists per game. Against the Longhorns Smith scored 28 points to lead the Ag-

Iowa State guard Denae Stuckey drives for a shot during the Cyclones’ 57–49 loss to Nebraska on Saturday. The Cyclones face the Big 12’s top offense, Texas A&M, on Wednesday. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

gies over the conference rival. “It’s really hard to stop [A&M’s momentum],” Fennelly said. “It really is and I think they’re a team that enjoys that and really challenges themselves

to keep playing ... that when they get you down they’re gonna put their foot on your throat and get after it. A lot of

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Broncos break ISU momentum By David Merril Daily Staff Writer

ISU goalie Paul Karus makes a save against St. Louis in the Cyclones’ 5–3 win over the Billikens on Dec. 5. Karus stopped all but three of the 29 shots that came his way against Western Michigan on Friday night. The Cyclones won 6–3 before falling to the Broncos in game two of the series 6–0, the first time they had been shut out this season. Photo: Rebekkah Brown/Iowa State Daily

TEXAS from PAGE 8

being suspended last week for disrespecting his coaches and teammates, Chris Colvin has had a positive response in the first few days of his suspension. “He had to sell us that he wanted to be a part of this team,” McDermott said. “His actions on the bench the other

AGGIES from PAGE 8

women’s teams don’t have that capability. [Texas] A&M certainly does so you better not let it get started because it’s going to be hard to stop it.” Part of the reason for the Aggies’ powerful offense is its defense that averages 23.1 opponent turnovers and racks up 11.4 steals per game. Iowa State will enter College Station fresh off a game against another defensive powerhouse in the Big 12 — Nebraska. The Huskers made it difficult for the Cyclones to put together any type of offense aside from senior Alison Lacey’s 23 points, the Aggies will make it even more difficult. “A&M’s defense is like Nebraska’s defense on steroids,” Fennelly said. “It’s going to be a very tough situation.” Fennelly said opportunities to shoot the ball against Nebraska were passed up by Cyclone players, and emphasized that ISU women’s basketball has and always will be a “shoot the ball before you throw it away” type of team as long as he is coaching. “This is a great place to play, cause you get to shoot it,” Fennelly said. “But sometimes shooting is one of those things where ‘If I don’t shoot, I won’t miss.’ Well that becomes even more selfish and what I tell my kids is don’t ever lie to me and don’t be selfish.” Senior Denae Stuckey, a guard that was “limited” to taking shots in previous seasons has been urged to look to the basket more and shoot the ball. The Kansas City, Kan., native has improved dramatically from last season of averaging just one point per game and shooting 24.5-percent from the field to this year’s 5.2 points per game along with a 48.9 percent average from the field. “In the beginning of the season, coach was just telling me that he was going to look for me to shoot more,” Stuckey said. “I had the green light to shoot since the beginning of the season.” Stuckey’s improvements have helped the young Cyclone offense this season, but Fennelly is still banking on standout junior guard Kelsey Bolte to look to be even more of an offensive threat. “Kelsey Bolte’s got to want to become a scorer,” Fennelly said. “Kelsey has always been someone that has deferred to others. We can’t win games when Kelsey Bolte is taking five shots.” Also in addition to A&M’s determination to dominate is the fact that the Cyclones are traveling on the road to face the Aggies. For Fennelly, he sees

night [against North Dakota State] were exactly what I had hoped they would have been. He was encouraging his teammates constantly.” Although Colvin has shown signs of improvement, he will be unable to return to the court until February. “Everybody grows up at a different time in their life and something happens to them

where they have to do a double take and look in the mirror and say, ‘maybe I do need to change my behavior,” McDermott said. “It is my hope that Chris understands that now. So far I have been pleased.” Colvin’s suspension came only days after L.A. Pomlee was dismissed from the team for ‘violations of team policy.’ In the wake of the recent

traveling as an opportunity to learn more about his team, as the 12 players and five coaches travel to Reed Arena. “Every game in this league when you travel creates a new challenge and new opportunity, a new sense to learn about your team,” Fennelly said. “Right now our concern is certainly preparing for Texas A&M, but right now we have to be concerned about doing things to make us a better team.” Stuckey referred to the “little things” that cost the Cyclones against Nebraska, including traveling calls and the inability to focus on details defensively. “We still need work [on defense], I won’t say that we’re up to the top notch,” Stuckey said. “We can always improve. The thing about our defense is we just have to pay attention to detail and every little thing in defense counts.”

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setbacks, forward Marquis Gilstrap emphasized the importance that the team maintain the chemistry and bond it has fostered this season. “We just have to play together more and be after each other and help each other out,” Gilstrap said. “We are going through adversity, so we have to come together and play as a unit.”

Coach Al Murdoch looked out upon the ice in the Cyclones second game of the series against the Broncos from Western Michigan and didn’t recognize his opponent. After the Cyclones’ 6-3 victory in the opening game of the series, the Broncos came out and took it to the Cyclones in the second game, coming away with a 6-0 victory. It was the first time the Cyclones had been shut out this season. Murdoch was quick to give the Bronco team credit as he feels that they seem to steal a game from the Cyclones every year. “It was a different Western Michigan team in the second game,” Murdoch said. “They were faster, stronger and more physical. They only gave up four penalties in the entire game. In the first game they gave up six penalties just in the first period. We took them too lightly on Saturday and we paid the price for it.” Murdoch stressed his team can not afford to be shut out again. This was the Cyclones first live action since students left for

winter break, two weeks without the team skating against an opponent. The Cyclones appeared to not have lost their step in the first game of the series, but the second game proved that the break wasn’t good for the Cyclones’ momentum. “The break definitely hurt us,” Murdoch said. “We were playing real well before Christmas and had a lot of momentum so it slowed us down. I think the team is still playing hard, but it just looks like we have lost a step at this point in the season more so than other years. We’ll get it back though.” The 6-0 defeat put the team’s toughness into question; particularly its mental toughness. The team didn’t respond the way it usually does when they let up a goal, which is usually with a hard hit or a quick score of its own. “They (Western Michigan) just outworked us in the second game,” Josh Mandich said. “We weren’t near as mentally tough as we need to be.” Goalie Paul Karus, who was at least able to give the Cyclones a chance to get back in the game during the second matchup, felt that this was merely a road block for the team and that it will have no problem getting past it.


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1 Dadaism co-founder 4 “I’m serious!” 10 Egyptian viper 13 Chase, in a way 14 Supposing 15 Zig or zag 16 *Dictated reminder 18 Wrath, in a hymn title 19 *”We must be nuts!” 21 Word with car or bumper 22 Dover’s st. 23 Skedaddles 24 Derby drinks 26 Moor on stage 28 Beef source 29 Flowery welcome 31 VIP on the Hill 32 *Restricted airspace 35 First name in tyranny 38 Donnybrook 39 __ talk 43 Classic TV family 45 Filmdom 46 Second of three black keys 47 Zippo 49 Sea depleted by irrigation projects 50 *”We answer to a higher authority” brand 54 Author Bagnold 55 *Marquee name 57 Italian vineyard region

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Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Go ahead and let your imagination run away with you. You needed a vacation anyway! There will be plenty of time tomorrow to deal with practical details. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- You want to get down to business early, but others don’t. Their emotions are scattered. Give them time early, then use words to start anew. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- You can’t say “I love you” too often. Today you realize just how important it is to remind yourself and others that you care.

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GSB

from PAGE 1 The Varsity Theater Task Force and GSB Finance Committee have put together separate presentations explaining how the GSB can afford the purchase and the “what ifs” that come with it, Turk said. The bill asks that $300,000 be allocated from the investment account to the Cyclone Cinema for renovations and operating expenses, as well as another $65,000 from the capital projects account. The Capital Projects account holds just over $201,000, according to Tom Danielson,

GSB financial director. The bill also asks that $75,000 be earmarked for the continued operations of the Cyclone Cinema in 2011. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union. During break, Turk was busy with GSB-related commitments that he hoped would allow the GSB to “hit the ground running” this semester. Turk worked with a variety of leaders on campus on the “Mind the Gap” campaign, which will deal with student diversity issues. There is a proposal for an interactive student diversity event that may happen this semester, Turk said.

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He also worked with the Financial Literacy Group to set up a curriculum for peer-topeer education events which will help teach students how to manage their debt. Paul Keppy, GSB and City Council liaison, and Peter Orazem from the Ames City Council have been working to set up a landlord-tenant liaison position as well, Turk said. The GSB has also been working on advertising campaigns for GSB elections which will begin soon. Candidates can start announcing bids for GSB presidency Jan. 23, and elections will be held the first week of March.

Government

Legislature member proposes new oath DES MOINES — A Republican member of the Iowa Legislature is proposing lawmakers should be required to say “so help me God” when being sworn into office. Free speech advocates say the proposal by Mount Auburn Rep. Dawn Pettengill goes against the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. American Civil Liberties Union legal director Randall Wilson says compelled speech violates the First Amendment just as much as censored speech.

WINDPOWER from PAGE 1

being powered by wind energy anytime soon. Gene Takle, professor of geological and atmospheric science, said that switching com-

pletely to wind energy would be unlikely unless someone develops a high-quality and highdensity storage mechanism. Takle noted there is currently research being executed in Iowa to develop a battery storage mechanism.

DESIGN from PAGE 1

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Tucson and North Carolina State. It is the seventh consecutive year for the architecture program to rank within the top 20 nationally. The landscape architecture program tied for 11th with North Carolina State University Raleigh. The program has placed within the top 20 for four consecutive years. Michael Martin, associate professor of landscape architecture, said it is the travel opportunities and experiential aspects of the curriculum that make Iowa State’s program standout nationally. Landscape architecture students spend a semester abroad during the fourth year through either an internship or national student exchange. Martin said the relatively recent creation of the Savanna Studio program has strengthened and diversified the landscape architecture program. The Savanna Studio is a program where second-year landscape architecture students get practical field experience. Students travel for six weeks of the semester to different sites around the country. The traveling Savanna Studio exemplifies the experiential emphasis of Iowa State’s program and allows students to become more prepared for professional practice. “[The creation of the Savanna Studio has] been a major transformation in the way the students learn and how they interact with each other. They learn so much from direct experience as opposed to being taught something in the classroom. They’re out there going to cities, living on the road,” Martin said. Iowa State has long been considered by the professional community to provide exceptional technical education in landscape architecture, Martin said. However, the initiation of the unique Savanna Studio created a more diverse educational experi-

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the urgency it brings. “There’s much to do, and no time to waste,” Culver said. The state has been hit doubly hard by lasty year’s extensive flooding as well as the current recession. He remained upbeat early in his address with hopes for the future as the general assembly applauded. “Iowans continue to look forward, not backward,” Culver said. “They believe, as I do, that the 21st Century will be ‘Iowa’s Century.’” Culver promoted his own work and the legislature’s support for the I-JOBS program as a major instrument of economic recovery. Culver said funds from IJOBS have helped flood victims, local businesses and the state’s economy. Culver spoke with great pride on the state’s balanced budget for three years “without raising taxes on hardworking Iowans.” Significantly fewer members of the general assembly applauded when Culver spoke of his three percent budget cut in

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Pettengill’s resolution would change the Iowa Constitution. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Des Moines says he will talk with Republican leaders and fellow Democrats to see whether there would be any interest in pursuing the matter. Pettengill dismisses concerns her proposal would offend lawmakers who may not believe in God. She says it’s potentially offensive to her not to have the phrase in the oath. — The Associated Press

In fact, Takle said, there are individuals on campus thinking of ways to develop energy storage mechanisms. “There’s a lot of research and experience being gained by how best to utilize wind energy,” Takle said.

ence. “No other [landscape architecture] program in this country or anywhere does something like the Savanna Studio. I think there are others that have traveling but I think we incorporate that sort of thing into our program to a greater extent than anywhere else,” Martin explained. Martin said rating systems provided by publications such as DesignIntelligence work as somewhat of a marketing tool for the programs at Iowa State, especially on an international scale. “We’re seeing so many more students from Korea and China. We’ve always had international students, but I think that’s one of the things that’s happening.” Martin said rankings help get the word out about which programs stand out nationally. “They’re looking from China, they’re looking at the U.S. There are [landscape architecture] programs all over the country and good programs, but they’re seeing that [Iowa State] is relatively highly regarded and its not that expensive compared to some other places,” Martin said. Young Jae Ahn is a junior in the landscape architecture program. Growing up in rural Korea with a family of tree sellers, Ahn knew for a long time that she wanted to be a landscape architect. When Ahn attended a university in Seoul, Korea she became dissatisfied with her first choice. While researching schools in America, Ahn learned of the high regard of the program at Iowa State. Ahn said students that participate in a highly regarded program they have greater confidence when going into the field. Although Seoul, the capital of Korea, provided an opportunity to study the dynamics of a large city, Ahn is happy with her decision to transfer to Iowa State. “There aren’t big city things in Iowa, but I like it still,” Ahn said. “This school is much bigger, we have [our] own desks and big studios and the natural environment.”

2008 and his 10 percent budget cut in 2009 as successful management of the state during the economic downturn. Culver mentioned his signing of Executive Order No. 20 as a boost to state efficiency that will save $140 million next year and half a billion dollars over the next five years. He then asked the general assembly to pass a supplemental appropriations bill to ensure 3,500 National Guard troops would have necessary resources prior to their deployment overseas. Turning to the upcoming budget, Culver said “my top priority is jobs.” He gave a list of ten objectives for the state to meet in the upcoming session. Primary requests included the allocation of another $100 million from the I-JOBS budget and the funding of community colleges and workforce training to help bring Iowans back to work. Other requests included the enactment of the final elements of Culver’s Government Efficiency Report and urging the legislature to search for more efficiencies in the existing government. The Governor implored the legislature to fully fund the Rebuild Iowa office to assist in helping Iowans affected by the floods to recover. Also, Culver asked for more I-JOBS funding specifically to aid in flood recovery. Another priority was asking the legislature to “explore every option available” to fully fund the Iowa State Patrol and Department of Public Safety. The Governor also asked the legislature to consider recommendations from a recent review of all Iowa tax credits. The Governor said the state must continue to expand access to early childhood education. “My budget request will include the last installment of our fouryear, 60 million dollar commitment to preschool,” Culver said

in conclusion. In addition, Culver asked the assembly to enable the state to pursue the Federal Race to the Top funds. He urged the assembly to be mindful of turning around underperforming schools and allowing more parental choice in education. Legislation to allow Iowa schools to send from their cash reserves to avoid shifting the burden to taxpayers was also given as a top priority. Last on his list, Culver said he would push funding for two percent growth for public schools in his budget. “That’s right: we’re not only going to set it, we’re going to fund it this session,” Culver said, also asking the legislature to spend $100 million from the state’s reserves to help struggling schools. Culver mentioned the recent bowl-game victories for both Iowa State University and the University of Iowa as he affirmed his support for Iowa’s colleges and universities. Culver did not offer any specific promises for university funding in his address. A large portion of the finale promoted the I-JOBS program as instrumental to the state’s recovery from disaster and economic downturn. “Our business climate — even during this difficult recession — continues to outperform our neighbors, putting us on a clear path to recovery,” Culver said of the economic future of the state. Promotion was given to the Power Fund, a program to develop green jobs in Iowa. Culver said the program had attracted 26 research projects to Iowa and more than $200 million in private capital. Culver promised to preform to the best of his ability this session and urged everyone present to embrace the future and the idea that better days are ahead.

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