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Jesse James, Kat Von D now engaged After recently blowing up the Twitterverse with public declarations of their love, Jesse James and Kat Von D are taking their relationship to the next level. James and Von D, who began dating last summer after the very public dissolution of James’s marriage to Sandra Bullock, are engaged, according to People. The pair went public with their relationship less than three months after James and Bullock’s divorce was finalized in June.

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CLUB: Members discuss various books Students and faculty discussed “Feminism is for Everybody” by Bell Hook, and “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood during ChickLit book club Thursday at The Sloss House. Photo: Abigail Barefoot/Iowa State Daily

Well, given the millions of people who watch “Jersey Shore,” you’d assume one or two of them would pick up Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s book, right? The pickle-loving reality star behind the novel “A Shore Thing” tweeted the news late Wednesday that her fiction debut was officially a best-seller. “OMG I’m a New York Times Best Selling Author!!! Thank you so much to my fans, family and everyone who made this possible! LOVE YOU ALL !!”

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Dance Social When: 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. What: Free dance social hosted by the ISU Ballroom Dance Club. Singles welcome. Dress is casual; shoes or socks must be worn in the studio. Where: 196 Forker

Cyclone Hockey When: 7:30 p.m. What: Men’s hockey team takes on University of Illinois Where: Ames/ISU Ice Arena

Ricky Gervais to make guest appearance on ‘The Office’

SATURDAY Women’s Basketball When: 11:00 a.m. What: The No. 20 Cyclone women’s basketball team matches up against No. 6 Texas A&M Where: Hilton Coliseum

RELAX: Lunch break at The Hub on campus Laura Condon, left, sophomore in agricultural business, and Allen Clague, teaching laboratory associate in chemistry, take their lunch break at The Hub on Thursday. Photo: Yue Wu/Iowa State Daily

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Buck Bowling When: noon to 10 p.m. What: $1 bowling, $ 1 shoes and $1 soda Where: Underground at the Memorial Union

Wrestling When: 2 p.m. What: ISU wrestling meet versus Oklahoma State Where: Hilton Coliseum

Mason Harestad, 23, 111 Sherman Ave., was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. (reported at 4:55 p.m.) A patron reported the theft of an iPhone. (reported at 5:38 p.m.) A 15-year-old male was taken into custody and charged with criminal trespass. He was referred to Juvenile Court Services and then released to the care and custody of a parent. (reported at 5:50 p.m.)

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Correction In Thursday’s edition of 247, the article “KURE Fest returns to Maintenance Shop” incorrectly listed the time of the Friday event. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the music performances begin at 6 p.m. The Daily regrets the error.

Clarification In Wednesday’s article, “Faculty senate elects president, discusses policy changes,” the faculty senate elected a president-elect at its meeting, not a new president.

In Thursday’s “Republicans’ bill aims to cut millions,” at the time of press, the draft of the bill was going to limit tuition increases to 4 percent, but in the final version of the Taxpayers First Act that was passed Wednesday night by the House of Representatives, it was changed to “not more than the increase in the Higher Education Price Index.”



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Bryan Goodall, 24, 917 Arizona Ave., was arrested and charged with public intoxication,second offense, and failure to serve jail time. (reported at 2 a.m.) Benjamin Coates, 26, 1315 Woodstock Ave., was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated, second offense, and driving under suspension. (reported at 2:06 a.m.) An individual reported graffiti in a women’s restroom. (reported at 6:49 a.m.) A resident reported the theft of a coat. However, the item was discovered a short time later in another room. (reported at 8:26 a.m.) An individual reported graffiti written in various locations. (reported at 9:51 a.m.) Ashland Grady, 25, 1613 Bristol Drive unit 106, was arrested and charged with probation violation. (reported at 10:30 a.m.) Enrique Rockingham, 21, 3404 Coy St. unit 1, was arrested on a warrant held by the Ames Police Department. (reported at 10:40 a.m.) Elijah Bean, 2205 Willow Hall, reported the theft of a laptop

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computer. (reported at 11:37 a.m.) Georgia Bailey, 41, of Collins, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 10:47 p.m.)

Jan. 11 Vehicles driven by Nicholas Atoms and Catherine Elsenbast were involved in a property damage collision. (reported at 9:56 a.m.) Aaron Ostrem, 27, of Oskaloosa, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 8:11 p.m.) A resident reported being assaulted by a roommate. The incident remains under investigation. (reported at 10 p.m.)

Jan. 12 Joseph Sweeney, 19, 1311 Frederiksen Court, was arrested and charged with fifth-degree theft. (reported at 12:30 a.m.) Ryan Brennecke, 20, 523 Maple Hall, was arrested and charged with fifth-degree theft. (reported at 12:30 a.m.) Officers assisted a resident who was suffering from possible frostbite and an alcohol overdose. (reported at 12:41 a.m.) Kaitlyn Clark, 18, 3079 Tripp St. unit 212, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. (reported at 2:18 a.m.) A damaged bike was placed into secure storage. (reported at 2:45 a.m.) Andrew Matasek, 19, 119 Stanton Ave., was arrested and charged with drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. (reported at 3:46 a.m.) Malachi Woods, 21, 800 Pinion Drive unit 106, was arrested

and charged with probation violation. (reported at 11 a.m.) Joseph Manning, 23, of Granger, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 8:25 p.m.) A vehicle that left the scene struck a car owned by Jeremy Parker. (reported at 10:40 p.m.)

Jan. 13 A vehicle driven by Derek Haskin collided with two parked cars. (reported at 9:45 a.m.) Vehicles driven by Kaitlyn Clark and Jennifer Strohm were involved in a property damage collision. (reported at 10 a.m.) A staff member reported graffiti written on a window and in a stairwell landing. (reported at 11:22 a.m.) Sean Thomas, 29, 1516 Maxwell Ave., was arrested and charged with driving under revocation. (reported at 4:17 p.m.) Kenneth Shaw, Jr., 20, 3610 Ontario Ave., was arrested and charged with contempt of court and first-degree theft. (reported at 8:41 p.m.) Vehicles driven by Kathryn Fritz and Marie Yanecek were involved in a property damage collision. (reported at 8:55 p.m.)

Jan. 14 Andrew Petersen, 22, 216 Stanton Ave. unit 203, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 12:15 a.m.) A chemical specimen was requested from a driver who was suspected of operating while intoxicated. (reported at 1:30 a.m.)

He may not be asked back to the Golden Globes, but controversial British comic Ricky Gervais has already landed another U.S. TV gig: appearing alongside Steve Carell in “The Office.” New York magazine’s Vulture reports that Gervais will appear on the Jan. 27 episode of the hit NBC series as David Brent, the character he portrayed in the original, British version of “The Office,” and upon whom Carell’s Michael Scott is based. “Ricky had wanted to do something [with the U.S. “Office”] and it felt like we shouldn’t go the whole series without them connecting,” show-runner Paul Lieberstein tells Vulture. “But we had some issues to work out, like how does David Brent live in the world of Michael Scott.”

Jon Gosselin lands a job Jon Gosselin may not be on the best terms with ex-wife Kate, but he’s friendly when it comes to the environment. The 33-year-old former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star has put his spotlight-seeking days behind him and has taken a real job at Global Green Property Services in Pennsylvania, which aims to make properties more environmentally correct, according to a report in Life & Style magazine. “He’s doing sales marketing, which means he goes out to companies or cold-calls them and tries to get them to use Global Green,” an insider tells the magazine. “It’s a modest job — he doesn’t get a huge salary.”

‘Idol’ debut ratings down The ratings are in for the first night of season 10 of “American Idol,” and things aren’t looking up. TV By The Numbers reports that the initial night of the competition series was down 13 percent overall from last season’s debut with an 18 percent drop in the coveted 18 -49 demographic. In total, 26.1 million average viewers tuned in for the beginning of season 10, versus the 29.945 million who watched the premiere of season nine. That’s more than the usual 10 to 15 percent drop in ratings the show has seen previously.

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>>MLK DAY.p1 of faith, a patriot, a visionary and activist, who made an ultimate sacrifice for his principles and his convictions.” Sawyer also spoke at the event with a similar message to that of King’s by encouraging students to keep his dream alive. “What if instead of partying for 12 hours on the weekend, what if students who do this partied for four hours, then spent four hours tutoring elementary students who are at risk for failing school, and spent the other four in the library reading books by and about Dr. King and other activists who worked for peace and justice? What if we then found a way to apply what we learned?” Sawyer

asked. Sawyer was inspired by King’s message while in college. Growing up in a small town in Nebraska, Sawyer was unaware of race and racism before she came to college. She was inspired by King while in college and became involved in the civil rights movement. She had started a movement to desegregate housing and was kicked out of school. Today Sawyer is still active at Iowa State and the surrounding community, promoting social justice and King’s message. It is only fitting that Iowa State celebrates this message 51 years later in the same week King delivered his message to campus.


Herman Quirmbach, D-Ames, associate professor of economics. “It’s an attack pact, but it’s difficult to know if you don’t on education at all different levels. It has know how they propose to do this.” terrible ideas on other areas as well.” HF45 also proposes the reduction of Quirmbach said it would be hard to ISU fiscal year 2011 budget by $3.7 mil- imagine a worse bill for higher educalion, along with a $6 million cut in fiscal tion. There is no way the university could year 2012, freezing sabbaticals through come up with the $3.7 million to give fiscal year 2012 and putting a 4 percent back in fiscal year 2011, Quirmbach said. cap on tuition increases. “How are you going to come up with Other things the university could po- $3.7 million two-thirds of the way into the tentially do to eliminate spending range semester ... it’s basically a cut of almost from “layoffs through early retirement $1 million a month after classes have programs, ... leaving positions vacant already been established,” Quirmbach when they naturally arise and eliminat- said. “There’s only one path from here: ing services and programs all across the It’s the decline in education. It’s bigger campus,” Geoffroy said. than bigger classes and fewer class offerGeoffroy said one of the biggest chal- ings, it’s closing down degree programs lenges the university has been facing is in and closing down whole departments. the science laboratories. It’s a recipe for disaster Night labs have been from people who don’t added and schedules know or don’t care about There’s only one have been adjusted in higher education.” path from here: order to make sure the Quirmbach said the space is being used appeople who are voting It’s the decline propriately, Geoffroy for HF45 aren’t just takin education. It’s said. bigger than bigger ing aim at higher educa“The worst case sceclasses and fewer tion, but preschools and nario has already been core curricula as well. class offerings, presented in House “I think this is dead it’s closing down File 45. Other bills may on arrival in the Senate,” degree programs be introduced as we go Quirmbach said. along that we’ll have to “[The bill is] very and closing deal with. The best case disappointing from down whole scenario may be flat the perspective public departments. budgets, with no cuts at universities have been It’s a recipe for all,” Geoffroy said. cut by $40 million and disaster from “I have pages here of they have taken more people who don’t the cuts they have made than their fair share know or don’t in order for efficienof cuts during the last cies to be made,” State care about higher few years,” WesselRepresentative Beth Kroeschell said after education.” Wessel-Kroeschell, — State Sen. HF45 passed. D-Ames, said during Wessel-Kroeschell Herman debate on HF45. “They said she was opposed to Quirmbach cutting education on all have been doing what all Iowans have been levels and Republicans doing: cutting back during a time of have promised a reform on preschools, recession.” but she isn’t sure what that will be. “We need to let young people know “We lost 800 jobs with just that one they are important to us or they will con- piece,” Wessel-Kroeschell said. tinue to leave,” Wessel-Kroeschell said. She said she thinks the rest of the She said the supporters of the bill House session will reflect what hapwere apparently not listening to the fact pened Wednesday. that this will have long-term effects on “I’m not anticipating it will be much the state. different than what we saw last night,” “We will be paying more for pre- she said. “I think we will be fighting these school ... we will be paying more for the battles all along. We might win a few, but effects of smoking ... we will be paying I’m guessing we lose a lot more than we for the losses to our universities as the win.” quality decreases. There is a high price Upon being passed by the House, Iowans will pay if this bill becomes law,” HF45 was sent to the Senate where senaWessel-Kroeschell said. tors will vote whether or not they want to “It’s an awful bill,” said Senator debate it.



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Iowa State researchers examine Smart Grid By Kaleb.Warnock ISU researchers are analyzing President Obama’s Smart Grid initiative. Govindarasu Manimaran, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is working with a team of researchers to study the potential security vulnerabilities with this initiative. The United States is currently in the process of adopting a Smart Grid that will link the entire bulk power grid of the country in order to record and transmit consumption data in real time. It also will incorporate energy meters that send signals from private homes to places such as power plants and distribution centers in order to reduce electricity consumption during peak hours. The system is based heavily on digitalizing and networking the elements of the grid to automate the system for the best efficiency possible. To easily upgrade and integrate the system, the federal government has opted for an open protocol system, which is publicly accessible, rather than privately. “Open protocol, open standards drive innovation,” Manimaran said. “They provide better functionality, better operability. It’s better with open protocol; efficiency is better with open protocol.” Researchers at Iowa State remain skeptical about the current plan to attempt to grandfather

Grants for Smart Grid projects have been distributed to locations across the United States. Courtesy graphic:

in the old system and integrate it with the Smart Grid. “The technology we have is pretty old,” said Adam Hahn, graduate in electrical and computer engineering. “There’s not a lot of intelligence built into it, but with all the advancements in IT and networking and stuff like that, the whole Smart Grid idea is about trying to insert intelligence.” Many criticize this initiative because the protocol is open to the public, and therefore, is more prone to manipulation and hijacking. “Anybody can potentially look at the TCP/IP,” Manimaran said. “Open protocol means that the

>>SCOLIOSIS.p1 “You just have to get up in the morning put a smile on your face and go,” he said. “There’s nothing to it to get you through it.” Part of the reason Nick was able to keep positive was the impact the Children’s Miracle Network made on him. Through the organization, which is supported by ISU Dance Marathon, Nick has gotten the chance to meet many well-known people and have many memorable experiences. He has met George Strait, George Foreman, Lee Ann Rimes, Joe Nichols and others. Nick was the 2004 Miracle Child of Iowa for the Children’s Miracle Network and got to travel with other kids to Disney World and the White House. Nick and Ann first heard about ISU Dance Marathon in May 2001. He remembers his first trip to the annual event well. “We came up and the first thing you noticed was the booming music. You could hear all the kids upstairs,” Nick said. He and his mother had such a great time at that Dance Marathon they started counting down the days until the next one. It was about two years later that Nick started using his talents at Dance Marathon by singing in the closing ceremonies. His first year he sang “Check Yes or No,” by George Strait. Each year since, he’s been asked to sing again. “I always sing two songs. One is fast to get the

common knowledge is available, so it could be potentially used by hackers.” Manimaran leads the team and plans to begin researching the potential risks that accompany an integrated system along with responding to and mitigating attacks. “We do risk assessment — how vulnerable, and what is the potential risk for an attack,” Manimaran said. “And risk mitigation, as far as how to mitigate attacks.” ™


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crowd into it and then the second one is always a slow, heartfelt one,” Nick said. Nick said his favorite memory of his time in Dance Marathon was when the girls on his dance team were his backup singers while he sang “One Hot Mama” by Trace Adkins. “I’m not quite sure exactly what song I’m doing but I do plan on doing ‘You Raised Me Up’ [by Josh Groban] for a slide show I’m doing,” Nick said, referring to a presentation he made of pictures of favorite memories from his past ten years in Dance Marathon. This year is Nick’s last year, but he wants to pass the experience along to a younger child so they get a chance to enjoy Dance Marathon as much as he has. “I am choosing to retire from being a kid this year because it is my tenth year,” Nick said. “I can’t think of a better way to retire than the year I graduate high school.” He does however hope to stay involved with Dance Marathon in the future. Depending on my studies and how busy I am, I want to try and be as involved as I can be,” he said. “I don’t ever want to lose touch with Dance Marathon. It has changed my life and I will never forget it.” Just like his classmates, Nick plans to go to his senior prom and then graduate this May, pursuing a higher education at Boone-DMACC and later on Grandview University to major in radio broadcasting. He hopes one day to become a radio personality. For now, Nick Bassett is just living the life of any other teenager.

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Find ‘remedy that grows and preserves, not destroys’ For those who do not know, the City Council will be discussing the possible use of eminent domain in February if it so happens that LANE4, the company contracted to revitalize Campustown, is unable to reach a settlement with all the property owners. I must ask: Is this proposed project from LANE4 what’s best for the city? Is it best for the city to invoke eminent domain for economic development in an area that is not blighted, and where many successful local businesses are located? Is it best for the city to invoke eminent domain, not for public or civic use, but essentially for the purposes

of handing privately-owned property over to an out-of-state company, so that they may bring in chain stores, or do with it as they please? Is it best for the city or the council to start deciding which businesses will be uprooted, which ones will be planted? Is it best for the city for the council to start deciding who gets to keep their livelihood and who doesn’t? The more I think about it, the more one word comes to mind: risky. The precedent that such an act of council would set is risky, for it would mean that if one person wanted a plot of land or a competitor out of business, all they would need is four friends on the

City Council. And the elimination of many successful local businesses, in favor of big box stores, is risky and some would say unjust. And furthermore, it is risky to gamble at such high stakes. What happens if LANE4 goes bankrupt in the middle of construction? What happens if prospective tenants do not move in, or pull out at the last minute, or go bankrupt themselves? This happens more than you think; and, consequently, the city could be left with empty plots of land or empty buildings in Campustown difficult to fill. In effect, the city is gambling with our livelihoods, and they are

gambling with the charm and culture of Ames. And for what? To bring in chain stores? Is the debatable economic development — especially when there are numerous other ways to bring in more revenue — really worth it? Something is seriously wrong with this picture, especially when you consider that this is arguably not the best method for revitalization. There is prime underutilized real estate all around Campustown. A few examples: the old Taco Bell and its parking lot; the house next to it; or the empty parking lot where the US Bank ATM is located. Or how about the hard-to-fill

building where Planet Sub used to be located? We need to expand Campustown. We need to expand to prepare for a continuously growing Ames and ISU; we need to expand to obtain more variety in Campustown; and we need to expand to better compete, in terms of retail, with other cities in Central Iowa. Above all, we need to find the remedy that grows and preserves, not destroys, Campustown, and the proposal from LANE4 is not it.

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Make sure to get regular checkups By Taysha.Murtaugh

A regularly examined vagina will be a happy vagina


’m lying spread-eagle on an exam table with my feet in some stirrups, as a doctor peers into my vagina. She runs her fingers down my clitoris, labia and vaginal opening before inserting a cold metal speculum — a tool resembling a duck bill — which she uses to pry open my love hole and look at my cervix. Yes, I’m getting a pelvic exam. And as if donning a ridiculous flowered hospital gown and showing a stranger my cooch isn’t humiliating enough, I’ve decided to describe it here to potentially thousands of readers. So why would I risk becoming known as “that girl who wrote about her lady parts in the Iowa State Daily?” Because sexual health is important, and getting a pelvic exam or a Pap smear is all part of being a woman. Through an annual exam, your gynecologist can detect things like ovarian cysts, STDs, uterine fibroids or early-stage cancer. Think you’re safe from STDs because you haven’t experienced any symptoms? You’re wrong. One in four college students has an STD, and 80 percent of people with an STD experience no noticeable symptoms. This means many cases go undetected and untreated. Most doctors recommend every woman get an exam by the time she’s 21 or three years after becoming sexually active — whichever comes first. You should also schedule a pelvic exam if you’re experiencing any unusual symptoms, such as bleeding between periods, pelvic pain, skin changes, abnormal discharge or urinary problems. By now I’m assuming most of the males have stopped reading; in my experience, guys don’t especially enjoy thinking about foreign objects going into a vagina, unless that foreign object is them. That’s okay, because this one’s for the girls. Male sexual health is important, too, though, so to be gender neutral I’ll just throw in this line: “Drop your pants, turn your head and cough.” Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk vaginas. First, you make an appointment. There are three clinics in Ames that offer pelvic exams and pap smears as a service: McFarland Clinic, Thielen Student Health Center and Planned Parenthood. If you’re struggling financially, don’t have health insurance or can’t go through your parents’ insurance for privacy reasons, you may qualify for free services through Planned Parenthood. The time of the appointment doesn’t really matter, but most doctors recommend you avoid scheduling it during your period. If you’re uncomfortable with having a male doctor, make sure to request a female. Personally, I prefer women — yeah, that’s what she said. Regardless of their sex, though, it’s important to remember that doctors and gynecologists have seen it all anyway, and they all do a pretty good job of making you feel comfortable. While preparing for my appointment, I wondered, as I think every woman wonders: should I be shaved down there? I know that’s gross, but seriously. Think about it: it would be weird if I didn’t, but it would be weird if I did, too. After discussing the million-dollar question with a few different women, I determined the consensus is basically to go with somewhere in between. Either way, though, a doctor will be able to see everything he/she needs to see, and you probably won’t be judged anyway. Something doctors do recommend, though, is that you not have sex, use vaginal creams or douche for 24 hours before the exam. Now, at the appointment, I’m waiting in a cold room, naked except for the thin, shapeless hospital gown the nurse left hanging on the back of the door for me. It took me a while to figure out how to put on the garment, and once it was on I actually found myself wondering why it couldn’t be more stylish. I mean, if I’m about to show someone my vagina, I want to look good when I do it. As soon as I shake off those incredibly weird thoughts, my mind focuses on what’s about to happen. I know what to expect, because I’ve done a lot of research beforehand. Maybe it’s just the student journalist in me, but I think every woman should do some prior research so she’s not completely taken offguard while in such a vulnerable position. Regardless of my research, I am nervous; nervous, naked and cold. At the same time, though, it’s all kind of comical to me. A painting of an iris by Georgia O’Keefe hangs on the wall I’m facing; the iris, along with several of O’Keefe’s paintings, bears a remarkable resemblance to a vagina. Although O’Keefe

Red Canna, c. 1923. Courtesy photo: Georgia O’Keeffe

consistently denied these comparisons, the fact that it’s in this room tells me my doctor has a sense of humor. Finally, I am joined by the lovely lady who is to become the first woman to see me “down there” since I was in diapers. She is helpful and friendly. She asks me to lie down on the exam table. Standing beside me, she pulls down the top of my hospital gown for a breast exam. After a lot of kneading around my nipples and up into my armpits, I am pronounced lump-free, and she moves lower. It’s like foreplay — well, kind of. She tells me to put my feet in the stirrups and scoot closer to the edge of the table as she takes a seat and puts on some rubber gloves. I am uncomfortable with having her face so “up close and personal” with my “special spot,” but I soon get over it and remember she is a professional. After the external exam, she chooses a speculum from the drawer below me based on my body frame. Glancing into the drawer, I am shocked at the many different sizes of vaginas there must be in this world. She is gentle with me as she inserts the tool. It’s uncomfortable when she opens it, but not painful. I just lie there silently and wait while she has her way with me. She takes a swab of my cells so I can be tested for STDs. Results currently pending — fingers crossed, folks.

After exchanging a few words, she leaves. No cuddling whatsoever. I feel so jaded, used. She may as well have left some money on the nightstand.”

Glancing into the drawer, I am shocked at the many different sizes of vaginas there must be in this world.”

All joking aside, the worst part is over. She sticks her middle and forefinger inside me, signaling the final portion of the exam. With her opposite hand, she presses down on my lower belly. This is all to check my ovaries, tubes and uterus. Apparently sometimes doctors check your rectum next, but I am lucky enough for this not to be the finale of my great adventure. After exchanging a few words, she leaves. No cuddling whatsoever. I feel so jaded, used. She may as well have left some money on the nightstand. I’m totally kidding, of course. I am relieved it’s over; I get dressed and I leave. That’s it. The entire exam probably took about eight minutes. I couldn’t believe I had been dreading it so much, when what I should have been dreading was the hour-long wait in the waiting room. I’m proud of myself for taking care of my sexual health, and I hope this column will help convince others to do the same. If you’ve already done all of this, then I hope you get a laugh out of my embarrassment or at least learn that you’re not alone in those awkward, naked moments at the hospital. Remember: it’s better to know if something’s wrong than to always wonder as a disease gets worse or spreads from partner to partner. There’s probably nothing wrong with you. But how do you know?

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How far can airport security really go? By Brandon.Blue proceeding through the security at Corpus Christi International Airport when she was singled out for “extended search procedures.â€? The TSA evidently deďŹ ned that term as “pull down Murley’s blouse and expose her breasts to everybody nearby.â€? Understandably, Murley ed the boarding area in tears. Unbelievably, when she returned, the TSA agents were still making jokes about the incident. Her lawsuit also alleges that “[one] male TSA employee expressed to [Murley] that he wished that he would have been there when she came through the ďŹ rst time, and that he ‘would just have to watch the video.’â€? Murley’s lawsuit was settled out of court on the 5th of this month, and she received a “nominal settlement.â€? When The Smoking Gun released the court documents last Thursday, I had a couple of questions about the agent. Did he really think Murley had

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o here we are. It’s 2011. We were supposed to have ying cars and sexbots by now. Instead we have the unintentional comedians at the Transportation Security Administration who prowl the airports of this ďŹ ne country with all the self-important air and effectiveness of the Dramatic Chipmunk. As the Inspector Clouseau of government agencies, the TSA’s history has heretofore been restricted to touching people’s junk and detaining nursing mothers for basically no reason. Their legacy of unnecessary failure at everything they try doing is best realized by the recently-settled case of 24-year-old Lynsie Murley, to whose story I can only do justice from a suit of white armor. On May 29, 2008, Murley was

It’s the fact that ... a civilized country with abundant freedoms even has to address that it ever believed stripping shirts from ... its citizens would stop terrorists.� something in her blouse besides the expected contents and at most sensational, a navel ring? Also, since the TSA clearly thwarted the May 29, 2008 bomb threat at Corpus Christi, why don’t they publicly humiliate terrorists like Lynsie Murley more often? Alright, I’ll admit I’m not being fair to the TSA. After all, they helped foil Richard Reid’s 2001 shoe bomb plot — oh, wait. I’m sorry, two

ight attendants, Cristina Jones and Hermis Moutardier stopped Reid. But they halted Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s 2009 underwear bombing plot — oh, sorry — that was passenger Jasper Schuringa that subdued Umar. My bad. But surely the TSA has caught one terrorist, right? I mean, they operate all over this great country; all these procedures must’ve paid off at least once. Nope. Not one time. Granted, the numbers from the Government Accountability Office don’t track how many terrorists stay home and the TSA cites “national security concernsâ€? as the reason they can’t say whether they’ve stopped a terrorist since 9/11 or not. If you could save face, wouldn’t you? But their bumbling idiocy isn’t even the biggest issue I’ve got with the TSA. It’s not even their unnecessary crotch-focused procedures beyond Orwell’s imagining, nor their God-knows-what-kind-of-cancer-

I’ll-get-when-I’m-50 back scanner machines, nor their new tactic to appease terrorists by herding Americans into big groups around security checkpoints so somebody can set a bomb off in the middle of them. It’s the fact that in 2011, the year of the ying car and the sexbot, a civilized country with abundant freedoms even has to address that it ever believed stripping shirts from the shoulders of its citizens would stop terrorists. I honestly cannot plumb the depths of immaturity that must swell around the Corpus Christi branch of the TSA like a raging maelstrom of negligence and disregard for not only its duty, but for the most basic of human dignities. So thank you, Corpus Christi TSA, for reminding me that when I thought touching my junk with the back of your hand was the worst you could do, you were already tearing people’s clothes off in Texas.


‘I promise to think through my opinions’ T

By Adam.Bohl

his article is the ďŹ rst step on my journey into the world of journalism, and like any adventurer daring to tread in lands unknown, I feel a bit of apprehension. But with it comes the ever present thrill of “what might beâ€? on this endeavor. I am reminded of that scene in “Citizen Kaneâ€? when Charles Foster Kane, standing pensively at his window staring into the dark, quiet streets of New York City, turns to his editor and demands the front page of his ďŹ rst issue of the Inquirer be reprinted just hours before its release to newsstands — if you haven’t seen Citizen Kane, then shame on you as a breathing human being. He does so with the fervent conviction that his readers should know the principles behind what he reports as the news. Well, this article is hardly the front page of the Inquirer, and I am hardly Kane; yet, I’d like to take this ďŹ rst installment of mine to lay down some ground rules about what exactly you will hear from me week to week. In a way, this is my opinion of what an opinion should be. Firstly, I promise to think through my opinions. At home on a little stand next my bed lays a brown leather journal. In it I bleed all kinds of unďŹ ltered thoughts and random notions that ďŹ ll my mind throughout the day. It serves me as mental trash can. This column will not be that trash can or an extension of it. I promise that when I submit an opinion it will have been subject to both meditation and discourse. It will be reasoned through to the best of my ability. I feel somewhat obligated to bring to this paper each week something that stems from more than passing intrigue and emotional upheaval. A good opinion is more than a transient feeling about a circumstance or a hasty re-

action to external pressure. A exactitude and excellence. In good opinion is the weapon of the case of an opinion column the citizen against those who it behooves me to write of would oppose his intellecthe things that are directly tual freedom. connected to And so, like a my experiblade, it must ence, not as a I’d like to take be forged and thinker, not this ďŹ rst installtempered with as a “college ment of mine to reason, and intellectual,â€? lay down some sharpened but as a man, ground rules against the of esh, bone about what exgrind stone actly you will hear and brain. of personal A good from me week to opinion experience. is week.â€? Secondly, rooted as I promise to much in a write with man’s passion passion. I can hardly justify as it is in his reason. It must be creative exercise wherein a conviction to make it worthy there is no feeling or passion of the printed word. It must whatsoever. In life it is a man’s be a longing for change or a passions that propel him to substantiation of that which

is, but I promise it will never be idle chatter, and I promise it will never be devoid of feeling.

With these things said, I look forward to writing each week something I hope that all

of you will ďŹ nd a bit dramatic, a bit informative, a bit inammatory and entirely human.

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Squad welcomes Cowboy challenge No. 6 Oklahoma State presents Big 12 challenge By Darrin.Cline While Beauty and the Beast may steal most of the spotlight in the grappling world this weekend, the Iowa State wrestling team will also need to be focused on their Sunday battle against Oklahoma State. Perhaps Iowa State’s biggest wrestling rival beyond state lines, the Cowboys will bring their always fearsome lineup to Hilton Coliseum on Sunday. The dual against sixth ranked Oklahoma State, along with matches versus Minnesota and Oklahoma, will give the Cyclones their third consecutive home dual against a top ten team. “We will need to put up points and get guys to fight harder. We need to show up and perform,” said Jerome Ward. Led by the nation’s top ranked 133-pounder Jordan Oliver, the Oklahoma State

lineup boasts nine wrestlers ranked in the national top 20. Oliver and fellow lightweight stars Jon Morrison, 125 pounds, and Jamal Parks, 149 pounds, pose a large threat to the young Cyclone roster. “I have to go out and compete hard for seven minutes. It’s all about wrestling hard, fighting hard in every position, and competing to win,” said Cyclone 133 pounder Ben Cash. At the top end of the scale, Iowa State’s Jerome Ward will have his hands full with 12-0 Clayton Foster. Ward won his first match back from knee surgery against Minnesota’s Joe Nord, 5-2. “I have to take it one match at a time. I am good to go for Friday’s dual and if all goes well I should be ready for Sunday,” Ward said. Ward’s injury is not the only lingering medical issue affecting the Cyclones. All American Chris Drouin will remain out of action with a dislocated finger as well as a concussion. Not being at full strength will come in to play against a

vs. Iowa State

Oklahoma State

Where: Hilton Coliseum When: 2 p.m. Sunday Media coverage: Daily writers Jake Calhoun and Darrin Cline will be matside chatting during the meet Notes: Oklahoma State leads overall series, 4920-3. The Cowboys leads overall series in Ames, 17-12-2. Kevin Jackson is 1-1 in his coaching career against Oklahoma State. Iowa State has won four of last six in the series, but lost on Jan. 8 at the National Duals 37-9. OSU 197-pounder Clayton Foster is 12-0 during the 2010-’11 season.

team that already shredded the Cyclones once this season. At the National Duals, the Cowboys rolled to a 37-9

Kyle Simonson controls this match for the Cyclones. The team will wrestle Oklahoma State on Sunday. File photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

win. Kyle Simonson was the only Cyclone to win while Jon Reader was awarded a forfeit. Legendary coach John Smith has used this season to climb back to the top of college wrestling. On January 16th, Smith led his team to a tie with the Iowa Hawkeyes. The tie broke Iowa’s 69 dual match win streak. “This is what you train in the pre-season and year round for, to wrestle Big 12 competition. Two good schools in one weekend gives us a good

chance to compete,” said Kyle Simonson, who will likely be facing Blake Rosholt, a heavyweight whose last name is synonymous with Oklahoma State wrestling. “You can look at the names and it might mean something to some people, but to us it’s just another opponent,” Simonson said. Iowa State will be the first team to do battle with the Cowboys since they broke Iowa’s streak and if either team has it their way, the

streak of great duals between the Big 12’s premier squads will continue.



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Cyclones prepare for No. 13 Missouri Back-to-back road games, injuries give obstacles By Jake.Lovett After losing in heartbreaking fashion, 96-87 in overtime at Oklahoma State on Wednesday night, Iowa State now is in Columbia, Mo., to take on No. 13 Missouri on Saturday night. To compound the difficulty of playing backto-back road conference games, the Cyclones (145, 1-3 in Big 12) didn’t even make it back Wednesday

night to Ames after the loss to the Cowboys. An ice storm in Stillwater, Okla., forced the team to bus to Tulsa, Okla., for a different flight home. However, the flight was grounded in Tulsa, too, leading to the team flying directly to Columbia for Saturday’s game. The Tigers (16-3, 2-2) have split their first four conference games with losses to Colorado and then-13th-ranked Texas A&M. They have the fifthbest scoring offense in the country, scoring 84.9 points per game through 19 games. Missouri’s five starters all average more than 10 points per game,

playing in coach Mike Anderson’s fast-paced style. The Tigers will play full-court pressure defense off and on throughout the game, mixing up the defensive looks they give the Cyclones. Eight Tigers play more than 18 minutes a game. The Tigers are guard heavy, led by Marcus Denmon, Michael Dixon and Kim English in the starting five. However, their inside game is solid with forwards Laurence Bowers and Ricardo Ratliffe each averaging 11 points and more than six rebounds a game. The Cyclones, already beaten up with injury and sickness going into the road trip, are playing

back-to-back road games for the first time this season. Guard Scott Christopherson has played with a bone spur in his right elbow, while forward Jamie Vanderbeken has been on a sore ankle. Guard Diante Garrett was sick with flu-like symptoms when the team left Ames on Tuesday, but scored 25 points and had six assists in Wednesday’s loss. Two Cyclones, Garrett and Christopherson, played more than the normal 40 minutes in the overtime loss Wednesday. All five starters played more than 30 of the game’s 45 available minutes.

vs. Iowa State (14-5)

Missouri (16-3)

Where: Columbia, Mo. When: 8 p.m. Saturday Media coverage: Cyclone Radio Network ESPNU Notes: Iowa State is coming off of a 96-87 overtime loss at Oklahoma State on Wednesday night in Stillwater, Okla. The team was prevented from traveling back to Ames on Wednesday night due to an ice storm in Stillwater. Guard Diante Garrett goes up for a layup during the game Jan. 12 at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State plays at Missouri on Saturday. File photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

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No. 20 Cyclones host consistent Aggies A&M led by Player of the Year candidate By Dan. Tracy

vs. Iowa State (13-4)

Texas A&M (16-1)

Where: Hilton Coliseum When: 11 a.m. Saturday

Off to a 1-2 start in Big 12 play, inconsistency has hurt the Cyclones in their ďŹ rst three conference contests. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constant on our team is that Kelsey Bolte is our best player and Chelsea Poppens plays as hard as anyone we have,â&#x20AC;? said coach Bill Fennelly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other than that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re inconsistent,â&#x20AC;? he said. Unfortunately for Fennelly and the No. 20 Cyclones (13-4, 1-2 in Big 12), they welcome into Hilton Coliseum one of the most consistent teams in the country in the No. 6 Texas A&M Aggies. It will be the second top-20 matchup for the Cyclones in Big 12 conference play after a 70-58 loss to No. 1 Baylor on Jan. 8. The Aggies (16-1, 4-0) have only one loss to No. 3 Duke â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the only unbeaten team left in the country â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 61-58. Since the loss to Duke, the Aggies have beaten their last 10 opponents by an average of 32.3 points per game. It all starts up front for A&M with a Player of the Year candidate in 6-foot-1-inch forward/center Danielle Adams.

Media coverage: Daily writers Dan Tracy, David Merrill and Kelsey Jacobs will be courtside chatting during the game. Cyclone Radio Network Fox Sports Net Notes: Texas A&M leads the country with a +11.4 turnover margin. Aggie Danielle Adams averages 21.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Iowa State holds a 14-5 advantage in the all-time series. Texas A&M have won three of the last four meetings, with the Cyclonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; last win coming in 2009.

In her ďŹ rst season with the Aggies in 2009, Adams came off the bench to lead the team in scoring, rebounding and blocks per game including 20 points and four blocks last season. The Aggies knocked off the Cyclones last season in College Station 68-44. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charles Barkley,â&#x20AC;? Fennelly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an undersized, big,

physical post player, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to out-athlete you, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely skilled,â&#x20AC;? he said. Adams, now playing 27.4 minutes a game, has continued her dominance in the post this season as she averages 21.6 points per game. Adams is also averaging 8.2 rebounds per game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just really physical and knows how to post someone up and get them deep down underneath,â&#x20AC;? Poppens said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has different aspects to her game that we need to work on,â&#x20AC;? she said. Aside from Adams, the Aggies play stiďŹ&#x201A;ing defense and they are very efficient in their half-court offense as they lead the nation with a +11.4 turnover margin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They just pressure, pressure, pressure all over the ball and then they deny [passes] everywhere,â&#x20AC;? said junior point guard Lauren MansďŹ eld. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let people get the ball, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the passing lanes, just all over the place,â&#x20AC;? MansďŹ eld said. It will be a battle of the distributors as MansďŹ eld, second in the Big 12 with 6.2 assists per game, squares off against A&Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sydney Colson who leads the conference at 6.3 assists per game. Tip time is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.

Forward Chelsea Poppens looks to shoot the ball over Nebraska opponents during Jan. 11â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at Hilton Coliseum. Poppens had six rebounds and seven points to help the Cyclones defeat the Huskers 64-43. Iowa State plays No. 6 Texas A&M on Saturday at home. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily


Karus, coach Wierson ready for ďŹ ll-in job Shutouts give team ample conďŹ dence

vs. Iowa State

By Dan. Kassan


Where: Ames/ISU Ice Arena

The Cyclone hockey team is suddenly brimming with new found conďŹ dence following three consecutive shutouts, including two against the University of Illinois last weekend. However, Iowa State will see two crucial members temporarily leave starting this week, when coach Al Murdoch and senior goaltender Erik Hudson travel to Chicago for tuneups for the World University Games in Turkey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, nobody could ever replace coach Murdoch, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a situation Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in before,â&#x20AC;? said associate coach Brian Wierson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is probably my third time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on his staff where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone to the World University Games. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here before, and some of the players have been here before.â&#x20AC;? Wierson leads practice every day and has been on the staff long enough where he said he feels comfortable taking up the head coaching role. He realizes heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not trying to establish himself as the new coach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach Murdoch has conďŹ dence in myself and the rest of the coaching staff that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll keep these guys going,â&#x20AC;? Wierson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not changing anything. Just keep expectations high and have fun.â&#x20AC;? On the ice, Hudson has been the stalwart between the pipes in all of the shutouts so far in 2011. That means big shoes to ďŹ ll. Wierson is

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday Notes: Iowa State is playing its ďŹ rst series without coach Al Murdoch or starting goalie Erik Hudson. Iowa State has won its last ďŹ ve games, including the last three games, by shutout.

leaning toward starting sophomore goaltender Paul Karus this weekend. Karus said he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fazed by the challenge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to play. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always say that a game is just another game,â&#x20AC;? Karus said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way the defense is playing, the way the offense is playing, I mean, we should have no problem. It will make my job easier, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited to play.â&#x20AC;? Karus has played in four games so far this season, posting a 1-3 record in those contests. Next up for the Cyclones is University of MinnesotaCrookston â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the ďŹ rst test to see how well they can shuffle in and keep the winning trend going. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach [Murdoch] is obviously great to have around because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our backbone, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what keeps us going,â&#x20AC;? said senior Matt Cohn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gut-check time, and everybody has to step up knowing that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not here. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to miss a beat, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do just as well as we have been.â&#x20AC;?

An ISU player skates with the puck during the game Oct. 2. The Cyclones face Minnesota-Crookston on Friday and Saturday. File photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

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>>BIG12.p1 The network will also broadcast select high school football games from around the state. The increased exposure should lead to an increase in recruiting for the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lesser-known programs. However, Pollard said other Big 12 schools will beneďŹ t from ap-

pearing on the network in matchups with the Longhorns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; third-tier television rights will give national television exposure to other Big 12 institutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports [womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, soccer, etc.] that have not previously been televised,â&#x20AC;? he said. During the summer, Texas was nearly lured away from


the Big 12 to the Pac-10 in the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to expand to a 16-team â&#x20AC;&#x153;super-conference.â&#x20AC;? However, the opportunity for an exclusive network was not available in the Pac-10. The deal will send more than $25 million to UT in the next ďŹ ve years, according to The Associated Press. The network is scheduled to launch in September.

Sports Jargon of the Day: Individual Medley

SPORT: Swimming DEFINITION: Race in which one swimmer performs four different swimming styles in certain meter distances. Strokes follow in this order: butterďŹ&#x201A;y, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. USE: Dani Harris does everything well and is crazy fast. The individual medley is perfect for her. ARITHMETIC: Iowa Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top women do the 200 IM in just over 2:00 and 400 IM in around 4:30.


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