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By Lissandra.Villa @iowastatedaily.com Iowa State’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws stated it plans to appeal the rejection it received from Iowa State’s Trademark Licensing Office on June 10, 2013, a decision that arguably falls in the gray area between trademark law and free speech. NORML ISU has run into a roadblock in the process of getting its latest T-shirt design approved by the trademark office. This design was submitted after Iowa State’s “Guidelines for University Trademark Use by Student and Campus Organizations” was revised on Jan. 16, 2013. Iowa State’s Trademark Licensing Office was established in 1984, making the university one of the first to experiment with trademark offices. This office requires recognized student organizations to get approval before using any of the university marks, including terms such as “ISU,” “Iowa State,” “Iowa State University” and “Cyclones.” It also has authority over images of Cy and the ISU logo. The language in the guidelines was updated last January to reflect that no designs with university marks suggesting the promotion of “dangerous, illegal or unhealthy products, actions or behaviors” and “drugs and

It kind of looked like Cy was endorsing our cause, and then that’s where it kind of all started.”

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Paul Gerlich, President of NORML ISU

NORML ISU to appeal T-shirt design rejection

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Mike Bankers, a junior in industrial engineering and management, talks with students about NORML, the ISU chapter. NORML advocates for changes concerning marijuana laws.

drug paraphernalia that are illegal or unhealthful” would be approved. NORML ISU, founded in spring 2012, is an organization aimed specifically at advocating for a change in marijuana laws. “Speech advocating

for the reform of marijuana laws is right in the heart of what the First Amendment most forcefully protects,” said Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center. Iowa State University

— a public university and therefore a government agency — must recognize the First Amendment, LoMonte said. Initially, NORML ISU had a T-shirt design approved by the university, which included an im-

age of Cy the mascot and a cannabis leaf. A picture featuring the design was used in The Des Moines Register in November 2012, after which the university received negative public feedback. “It kind of looked

like Cy was endorsing our cause, and then that’s where it kind of all started,” said Paul Gerlich, president of NORML ISU. “From there, we were told that we could no longer

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New facility makes ISU the ‘envy of College of Agriculture schools’

Hansen center offers ‘endless possibilities’ By Mackensie.Moore @iowastatedaily.com

The newest addition to Iowa State’s campus, the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, isn’t just a dirt arena for rodeos and cattle auctions. It is capable of much more.

In May 2013, construction began on the Hansen facility. Built using donations made to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the project cost more than $7 million. Inclement weather at the beginning of the process delayed construction, pushing the initial opening date from October to January. While people were able to view the pavilion in December, some improvements were still being made. “It was really wet at the beginning of construction, which pushed dead-

lines back, but everyone worked hard and it all came together really well,” said Lynn Burnett, facilities planning and management construction manager for the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. At the start of the 2014 spring semester, the building opened to the public. The learning facility has multiple restrooms, a serving kitchen for events, an indoor arena capable of seating more than 800 people, two

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The Hansen facility has the option to put a plastic flooring over the dirt floor to create a space usable for banquets and events, in addition to the training and competitions to be held there.

Researcher talks of fraud origin By Makayla.Tendall @iowastatedaily.com In a letter written in late September to Charlotte Bronson, associate vice president for research, Dr. Dong-Pyou Han said he was “very ashamed” after admitting to falsifying AIDS vaccine research and would resign from his position. Han was a member of Dr. Michael Cho’s research team which had obtained millions of dollars in federal grants to research possible AIDS vaccines. “What we were trying to do is to develop immunogens that can infuse neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1,” said Cho. Han said that the problem began as early as August 2009 when he realized rabbit blood samples that had been sent in for testing had been contaminated by human sera while Han had been working with both samples at the same time. Though Han found that the data from the samples was wrong and had been compromised, he said he felt he could not tell Dr. Cho. “At that time, I was afraid because the data was presented to our collaborators and others,” Han said. In the letter, Han wrote that when he examined the uncontaminated samples, the neutralizing activity was either very weak or non-existent. Han said he “manipulated their activity … to look better.” “In order to show the neutralizing activity continuously” in all samples, Han then spiked rabbit blood with human antibodies so it seemed as if the rabbit antibodies were defending against the HIV virus. Han then sent these samples to some other research organization so they would be able to duplicate the results. In November, Han signed a voluntary exclusionary agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services as well as with Iowa State and other facilities involved in the research. Han agreed to exclude himself from contracting with and advising for any sort of government agency. “I have regretted deeply the fact that I did and did not tell it,” Han said about his misconduct. “I was foolish, coward, and not frank.” As for whether or not research will continue, “Certainly, we will be more cautious in interpreting results,” Cho said.


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Jan. 20 Vehicles driven by Sean Thomas and Tao Wu were involved in a property damage collision at Hyland Avenue and Pammel Drive (reported at 6:04 p.m.). Morgan Fleener, 22, 215 Stanton Avenue, Apt 504, was arrested on a warrant, charging her with fifth degree theft at the Armory (reported at 6:57 p.m.).

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and JunJun Liu were involved in a property damage collision at East Campus Parking Deck. Liu, age 22, of 3904 Marigold Drive, was cited for driving under suspension and failure to prove security against liability (reported at 6:43 p.m.).

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s CarShare program provides ISU students with another inexpensive means of transportation, with three cars currently located around campus.

transportation to all. “It opens opportunities that a regular car rental program wouldn’t offer,” Rankin said. “[CarShare] offers a wonderful opportunity for international students.” As of October 2013, there were 166 members. This is a 40 percent increase from November 2012. “I don’t think there has been a day where I haven’t received an email from some of the members,” said Anneshia Watson, a CarShare intern for ISU and junior in marketing. Students who are members of the CarShare program don’t have to worry about finding a place to park their vehicle. They don’t have to worry about moving their car from the stadium during a football game and they do not have to keep up with the maintenance of hav-

ing their own car. “If you think about all the money it takes to get a car and making sure it stays running even through the rough winter months, it’s a no brainer,” Watson said. “We maintain the maintenance on the cars. We wash them and change the oil.” When a student becomes a member of CarShare, they obtain an electronic key in the mail. The key allows easy access to the vehicle and unlocks the car during the time reserved. Once the student is in the car, there is a gas card available to use. Each rental period includes 200 miles. If a driver goes over that mileage, it costs an extra 20 cents per each excess mile. CarShare has received support from Live Green!, an ISU organization that focuses on sustainability. Having vehicles on campus provides students with

a resource, but eliminates waste by not providing a vehicle for every resident. “We very much like to be as proactive as we can as a university community on how we can reduce carbon,” Rankin said. “The fewer cars we have on campus, the fewer concerns we have, such as traffic accidents, less congestion for foot traffic and alternative modes.” With students trying to be more “green,” Watson sees the program growing in the future. Rental rates include insurance and fuel and are as follows: $8 per hour on weekdays, $8.50 per hour on weekends, $35 for overnight (6 p.m. through 8 a.m.) and $56 for 24-hour rental. For more information or to apply to become a member of the CarShare program, visit www.enterprisecarshare.com/ iowa-state.

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Research team investigates erosion solutions By Morgan.Ball @iowastatedaily.com Iowa State has created a soil erosion project to better control ephemeral, or temporary, erosions to aid farmers. The gully forms when rain run-off creates channels through farmers’ fields. Farmers are able to fill in the ephemeral gullies when they till the ground. There are many other kinds of gullies, but the soil erosion project concentrates on gullies that can be prevented. The U.S. Department

of Agriculture’s National Integrated Water Quality Program has four main areas of study: research, outreach, extension and education. “The research drives the project,” Richard Cruse, professor of agronomy and leader of the soil erosion project, said. The four areas of study are very important because the information the researchers find is taught to farmers and the local communities through outreach. Thomas Paulsen, assistant professor of agri-

>>NORML ISU p1 produce the T-shirts, so we couldn’t make any more of them.” On Feb. 12, 2013, after the guideline revisions, a T-shirt design that said “NORML ISU” across the front and “We are NORML” across the back was approved. The university approved another design on April 15, 2013, which read “NORML ISU Student Chapter” on the front. Both of these designs were royalty bearing, which meant they were approved for sale rather than strictly for member use. The trademark office rejected a design June 10, 2013, that stated “NORML ISU Supports Marijuana Legalization” in all capital letters across the front with a picture of a cannabis leaf. On the back, the design read “National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws” with a smaller cannabis leaf.

>>HANSEN p1 large classrooms with partitions to create four classrooms and more. “The space is multipurpose,” said Marshall Ruble, agriculture research station superintendent. “There are endless possibilities to what can take place here.” While the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center already has events booked for rodeos, dog shows and cattle auctions, the space is versatile and capable of much more. The 250-by-110 foot arena can also be heated. It is surrounded by a 5-foot

cultural education and studies, is the principal investigator for the project. Paulsen is working on a module that will be beneficial for high school teachers to use. There are about nine researchers who are involved with the program. They are all of different ages and experience levels. A few graduate students are working on the project to help with the research as well. All of the samples and measurements, along with the needed resources of the soil, are done in Iowa.

Members of NORML ISU disagreed with the decision. “I’m very concerned because it appears that a small number of administrators have changed the rules for what can be on a student organization T-shirt, and they did so without any input or approval from either the students or the faculty,” said Eric Cooper, one of the advisers to NORML ISU, about the change to the student use guidelines. NORML ISU currently has no pending business with the Trademark Licensing Office but is planning to appeal the latest decision. It has spent the last several months raising awareness of the student use guidelines changes; Cooper brought this to the Faculty Senate’s attention in October. Additionally, the organization stated it would wait until the Daily published this article to proceed.

tall fence and has three overhead doors that measure 30 feet by 30 feet. “[For events], we are primarily driven toward students and their activities, not just in agriculture but university-wide,” Ruble said. During Veishea, colleges will use the arena for building their floats, and the pavilion may also hold an event for the Iowa Games. On Jan. 25, Ruble used the arena for the ISU Tradition of Excellence Cattle Sale, an event put on by students in a merchandising class he teaches. The event used all that

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the center has to offer. A chili lunch was served from the kitchen, chairs and tables were set up in the main lobby, and the lobby’s three flat-screen televisions were also used to display the cattle. The auction was even streamed live for prospective buyers by using the facility’s many Wi-Fi receivers. “I’m glad [Iowa State was] able to use the center first so that we could understand how everything worked for assisting in future events,” Ruble said. “All together, it was a very positive experience.” The arena also has the option to put a plastic floor-

The program uses water sheds that help with collecting data, allowing the comparison of data from similar soil samples to draw conclusions. The soil that the rain erodes from multiple fields will then flow into the water sheds, making the collection of data more efficient. The researchers measure the volume of soil that is lost from the gullies, and they have models that give an estimation of the loss. They also use a tool that measures the soil coming from each water

The appeal would go to Warren Madden, vice president for Business and Finance, who oversees the Trademark Office. Madden said the next step would be to appeal to the university president, after which the Board of Regents would follow. “If there are administrative decisions that people feel are not appropriate, there’s ultimately the ability to ask the Board of Regents to review those administrative decisions,” Warren said. Recognized student organizations are guaranteed the right to use university marks, but the question in this case has been in the application and how it appears, Warren said. Members of NORML ISU have expressed that the organization cannot write out its full name on T-shirts because it includes the word marijuana, which administrators said is not the case. ing over the dirt to create a large, flat space, which will be used for many upcoming banquets and events. The facility has also become a great recruitment tool for Iowa State. “We are now the envy of College of [Agriculture] schools in the country,” Ruble said. “We’ve got the best pavilion now, so we can offer so many more things.” The Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center is open between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Anyone can tour the facility, and those interested in event employment can speak with Ruble.

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“This didn’t have anything to do with their name,” said Leesha Zimmerman, director of trademark licensing, regarding the design. Trademark law recognizes two related ways in which a trademark can be damaged, LoMonte said. These are dilution, which is association with something unappealing, and infringement, which suggests an affiliation that does not exist. This particular case, LoMonte said, could possibly be argued under both. The other adviser to NORML ISU is Tom Hill, senior vice president of student affairs Tom Hill. He has supported the university’s decisions regarding these matters. “They can do and say whatever they want to do and say,” Hill said about NORML ISU, “but they don’t have the right to use the university logo or the university name to support their position.”

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Obama may be overstepping his presidential bounds by giving executive orders that skip legislation. This could take away the voice of the American people.

Executive orders skirt nation’s voice in legislation President Obama made it clear in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that he was more than willing to take action on his own if he felt Congress was not moving fast enough on certain issues. Such a situation is far from remote, given the partisan gridlock that has ravaged our national legislature. With a republican controlled House of Representatives and a democrat controlled Senate, a slow moving Congress appears to be the norm for the immediate future. Executive orders by the president are nothing new. In fact, George Washington even issued a few, though they are not as well documented as orders given today. However, the use of executive orders is occurring more and more frequently. There is no actual portion of the Constitution that states the use of executive orders, which are used by the president to aid in operations within the federal government by the executive branch, but many have found ways to argue its use through wording found in sections of Article II. Obama stated in his speech that though he hoped to work with Congress, he also said that “wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” This statement sounds fruitful and like it is working hard for the American people, but it’s a bit concerning. The areas that Obama discussed possibly using an executive order on include raising the minimum wage for federal workers to $10.10 an hour, setting new standards for fuel-efficiency in trucks, creating a new type of savings account for those retiring to name a few. The overuse of executive orders takes away the opportunity for debate on hot button issues that may be fairly complicated. Yes, it can be unbelievably frustrating when important issues seem gridlocked in Congress, but that does not mean presidents should take this as a cue to bypass the legislation process altogether. Pushing actions through with an executive order takes the adversarial element out of legislation, and also takes away the voice of the American constituents who are represented by members of Congress. If the American people do not like legislation that has been passed or feel that Congress is moving too slowly on an issue, they have been given the right by the Constitution to remove members of Congress through elections. Execute orders should be used sparingly, not as a means around the legislative branch. Partisan politics is certainly frustrating for many, but this does not give the president the nod to choose such a method to get what he wants done. The president was not meant to have the amount of authority that he is attempting to grant himself through use of these executive authorities. It takes true leadership throughout all the members of Congress, and with the president, in order to get legislation moving. If the president is trying to raise his ratings or rally his administration, this is not the way to do it. Having to find such unconventional methods to achieve legislative goals only proves the current fractured state of our federal government and does nothing to fix those issues.

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Columnist Holmes argues that minimum wage should be raised to $10.10. As the Iowa Legislature prioritizes the minimum wage discussion, the people of Iowa worry that the increase in wages will have a negative effect on their wallets. However, Holmes says not to worry.

Minimum wage increase benefits everyone involved By Shannon.Holmes @iowastatedaily.com

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n 1990, 24 years ago, Iowa’s first minimum wage was put into effect at $2.85 per hour. Since then, our state’s minimum wage has risen steadily. This includes tipped minimum wage, which was not established until about ten years ago. As college students, many of us are working at part-time, minimum wage jobs, that are just barely paying the bills. What if Iowa were to raise the minimum wage by at least two dollars? Recently, there has been political talk about raising the minimum wage (for un-tipped positions) in Iowa to at least $10.10. This topic has been pegged as a priority for the Iowa legislature, and even the United States Senate is giving the option of raising wage a long, hard thought. Depending on who you talk to, this is either the best idea — one that could pull us out of an economic slump — or we are dooming our country. What do I think? Well, yeah. Give me the money! Raise the minimum wage! I, like many other college students, am classified as “starving,” because we simply do not have the time or energy to work enough to pay for everything we possibly need in college. Between activities, clubs, projects that require extra materials, gas, rent and everything else under the sun, we usually

come up dry at the end of our paycheck. While I am getting paid a shoddy wage of $7.25 an hour, I am not able to make dues. Unfortunately for us, most minimum wage jobs that college students work, have absolutely no opportunity for promotion. If they do, it is a nice 10 cent raise. For example, if you were to work at ShopKo for two years, got a yearly raise, finally making it to about $8 an hour, and got promoted to sales floor supervisor, you would get paid approximately $8.20 an hour. Whoop-didoo. You would be getting paid 20 cents more to do twice the amount of work. There are pros and cons to raising the minimum wage, as with most economic issues. Many higher-class Iowa residents are nervous, because a new minimum wage will affect how taxes are sized throughout Iowa, and may land very heavily on their wallets. However, they should not be the ones worrying. Call it charity, you are helping others support their families and feed themselves. Others worry that instead of raising employment throughout the United States and more locally, Iowa, a raise in the minimum wage will decrease the number of employees a company will be willing to hire. As someone who has had plenty of jobs, and has received raises in all of them, this is ridiculous. A company will hire just the right amount

of people that will get the job done. No more, and usually no less. If employees earn more, they will spend more, inadvertently cycling the money back into the company. I worked in Florida at an internship last semester, and I was paid the statewide minimum wage, which was $7.90 an hour. Unfortunately, I moved back to an even lower minimum wage in Iowa before they raised Florida’s hourly minimum wage to $11. So what would happen if we get paid just two dollars more? If a new minimum wage is passed, we gain money and opportunity. If it is not, nothing changes. We already know how much we need to work in order to live, but if nothing is changed, if nothing is done differently, how can those of us in entrance level work improve our situation? Our dead-end, low paying jobs are going to become tiresome eventually, and then we will move to another dead-end job until we find a permanent internship or graduate and kick-start our career. Raising the minimum wage would be beneficial to all involved. Low income workers get more money, it would not affect the workforce, and our economy will hopefully start making a surge upwards. I say we poke and prod the Iowa legislature consistently until they give us hardworking, college kids the wage we deserve.

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Small sample sizes give skewed study results Lars Pearson, editor-in-chief of Mad Norwegian Press, Des Moines, Iowa When Indiana University professor Alfred Kinsey researched the prevalence of homosexuality, his study included an abnormally high rate of convicts and male prostitutes, which caused him to declare that 10% of all men were gay. Whatever one’s feelings are on gays and gay rights (quick disclosure: I’m for both), we now recognize that Kinsey had some crackpot notions about methodology, and demonstrates the perils of sampling a rarified group. Regrettably, the ghost of Kinsey loomed large in a study on video games released in 2013 by Iowa State professors Matt DeLisi, Craig Anderson and Douglas Gentile. In this study, a correlation was found between video game consumption and real-life violence among juveniles, but the study sample consisted of 227 juvenile offenders in Western Pennsylvania who averaged “nearly nine serious acts of violence” each. Let’s first agree that 227

is a pitifully, small number when weighed against the 16.3 million high schoolers tabulated in the 2010 census, let alone all teens and children. As Nobelprize winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman explains in “Thinking, Fast and Slow” (2013) that small sample sizes can produce extreme and misleading results. Entertainingly, Kahneman notes a study showing that one set of rural Republican counties had the highest kidney cancer rates while another had the lowest, because small sample sizes warped the results. Likewise, Gentile’s sampling of 430 students in a 2012 study isn’t desperately convincing either. Correlation is not, as it happens, the same as causation. Yes, of course, those 227 offenders probably did experience a lot of violent video games, but millions of teenagers do that repeatedly with no ill effects. We might similarly imagine those 227 offenders enjoyed wearing Nikes, but nobody would claim that one’s choice of footwear can increase the risk of becoming a psychopath. The one only leads to the other if you hunt

for it. We have a long, sordid history in America of searching for a bogeyman in our entertainment, and then blaming our problems on it. In 1954, psychiatrist Fredric Wertham (author of “Seduction of the Innocent,” a book exposed as having laughable methods once Wertham’s papers became public) testified before Congress that comic books were corrupting our youth. The 1980s saw Dungeons and Dragons blamed for a host of evils. Video games and movies have became fashionable fall guys in the last decade or two. Since then, DeLisi and company have carved out a nice little niche for themselves as makers of studies on this topic – Anderson has been banging his war drum since at least 1986, seemingly tone-deaf as a massive surge in video game consumption has accompanied juvenile violence plummeting to its lowest levels in about 40 years. The “bogeyman” approach, if seductive, dangerously distracts us from curtailing the more palpable causes of violence – eyeball-

ing a teenager’s video games with suspicion, after all, is much easier than addressing mental illness, terrible parenting, gun proliferation, etc. And it actively harms perfectly healthy teens who don’t fit conventional molds, but are regarded as the lunatics of tomorrow. It was revealing, actually, when DeLisi publicly stated: “If you have a kid who is antisocial, who is a little bit vulnerable to influence, giving them something that allows them to escape into themselves for a long period of time isn’t a healthy thing.” This is code, ladies and gentlemen, for saying that introverted kids cannot be allowed to be introverted, regardless of how much escapism soothes them from real-world strife. To better love and nurture our teens, we should stop treating them with such paranoia. Let’s begin by acknowledging the confirmation bias within the ISU study. As Kinsey, Wertham and these ISU professors demonstrate, the words might have changed over the decades, but the song has remained the same.


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ISU to face-off against K-State Women work to solve offensive struggles by Saturday’s game By Maddy.Arnold @iowastatedaily.com Late at night after his most recent loss, ISU women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly sat in his office searching for an answer. Fennelly was reading old practice notes from four and five seasons ago looking for a way to get Iowa State out of its most recent scoring slump. He said he’s trying “everything and anything” to help. The No. 23 ISU women’s basketball team (15-5, 4-5 Big 12) hopes to solve its offensive struggles before its matchup with Kansas State (9-11, 3-6 Big 12) Saturday. Iowa State has lost five of its last six games including a close one in Manhattan, Kan. Jan. 18. “We’ve got to keep searching, trying to find some momentum offensively and making sure it doesn’t impact the other parts of our game,” Fennelly said. “That’s the journey and challenge for this team right now. It seems like it’s gone on for

a while. Some of it’s good defense, some of it is just people not making shots they’ve made in the past.” Iowa State’s offensive struggles were apparent in its most recent loss to No. 20 West Virginia on Tuesday. The Cyclones shot 28.3 percent from the field during the game and had just 21 points at half. Iowa State finished the game with 54 points with senior forward Hallie Christofferson leading the team with 20. No other Cyclones scored double digits against the Mountaineers. “You can look at any statistical number you want to look at and it’s not very pretty as far as the way we’re shooting the ball,” Fennelly said. “We can talk about a lot of things, but you’re not going to win many games shooting 28 percent. I don’t care who you play.” Iowa State did not shoot much better in its loss against Kansas State earlier in the season. The Cyclones were just 34 percent on the night but made 12 3-pointers to keep the game close before the Wildcats were able to pull away with a 80-74 win. Iowa State will have to snap its offensive slump before its game against Kansas State in order to outscore KSU guard Leticia Romero

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and forward Katya Leick. The two starters combined for 50 points against the Cyclones the first time around. The game against Kansas State marks the start of the second half of the Big 12 schedule for Iowa State. With only nine games left, the reality of their recent losses is starting to set in for some of the Cyclones. “We’re at a really critical point where we’ve got to make a decision if we’re going to be one of the average teams that just goes through the rest of the season or we’re going to be a really good team and finish and go to the tournament,” said junior guard Brynn Williamson. The second matchup of the season between Iowa State and Kansas State is slated to begin at 8 p.m. Saturday at Hilton Coliseum.

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Junior guard Brynn Williamson made five three-point shots during Iowa State’s 85-65 win over William & Mary Dec. 29, 2013 at Hilton Coliseum. Williamson finished with 19 points.

Morris emerges as potential starter for slowing ISU team Men’s basketball team seeks spark for upcoming games By Dean.Berhow-Goll @iowastatedaily.com Monte Morris feels like he has the cure to the slow starts ailing the No. 16 ISU men’s basketball team. Over the first six minutes of both halves Wednesday night against No. 6 Kansas, Iowa State was outscored 36-18. Part of that is a result of the Jayhawks starting 5-of-7 from the field and hitting

second only to Georges Niang on the night. ISU head coach Fred Hoiberg has kept Morris in the sixth-man role because of his energy he provides off the bench, allowing DeAndre Kane to slide to the two and play off the ball where he can exploit mismatches. “Our tempo picks up,” Hoiberg said of his freshman point guard. “He obviously takes great care of the basketball and he makes the right plays defensively. Usually when I put him in, it doesn’t matter if you start, it matters if you’re in there at the end and Monte more often than not is in there at the end of the

two triples, but the team knows something has been missing early on and Morris feels like he can provide the spark. “I feel like if I started both halves, I could probably just give a better boost,” Morris said. “We’ve been coming out flat; I don’t know why and how, if it’s defense or if we’re not ready. I feel like if I was in there first half, I could’ve given them a boost because it seems like when I’m in there everybody plays a little bit faster.” Morris jumped into the game three minutes in both halves and finished each time, tallying a total of 35 minutes —

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game.” So if Morris is getting starter’s minutes, will he eventually make the jump to a starter, possibly in time for the Sooners on Saturday? “We’ll evaluate all that in the next couple days,” Hoiberg said on whether he’d start Morris. “He’s just been such a spark for us off the bench. I guess that’s the reason I’ve been having him in that role, but we’ll evaluate things here in the next couple days.” Heading into Saturday’s crucial bout against No. 23 Oklahoma (17-4, 6-2 Big 12), the biggest concern is battling against one of the Big 12’s best

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Horoscope Today’s Birthday (1/31/14) This year growth and fulfillment come from creative fun with people you love and admire. Mercury enters Pisces (until 2/13): communicate compassion and dreams. Meditate and exercise, to balance busy work and social life. Practice childlike fascination. Use intuition to find joy and passion; grow it with disciplined action. Infuse it into career for tangible results. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Across 1 Out of the rat race, maybe: Abbr. 4 Country inflection 9 Discombobulate 14 Chatter’s caveat 15 Family nickname 16 Prized mushroom 17 Snap of part of one’s portfolio? 20 Chocolatey, circular cereal brand 21 Gerrymanders, say 22 Medication unit 23 Brawl 25 Org. with den mothers 27 Zone for DDE 28 Big name in 30-Across 30 Flats, e.g. 32 What a Canadian band owes annually? 36 “Gun Hill Road” star Morales 37 Recover 38 Cheap Valentine’s Day gift? 45 Sassy ones 46 Indian intern in “Dilbert” 47 Business card abbr. 48 Far from draconian 49 Smartphone downloads 51 Giants lineman Chris 52 “Venerable” Eng.

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Pisces (Feb. 19 -- March 20) Today is a 7 -- Work moves forward harmoniously now. For the next four weeks with Mercury in your sign, you’re even smarter than usual, and team projects go well. Capture your love in artistic expression. Share it.

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