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A great day for the Homecoming football game with temperatures in the low 60s and light winds.
Fun Fact: funt On this day in 1971, an early season blizzard left and interstates closed under 27 inches fac railroads of snow in Lander, Wyo.
Calendar M-Shop: Patrick Sweany performance Blues and rock solo act Patrick Sweany plays Wednesday at the M-Shop, opening for The Wood Brothers. Photo: Bryan Langfeldt/ Iowa State Daily
Police Blotter: Homecoming: Seabird Concert When: 6 to 8 p.m.
SUB film: “Inception” When: 7 and 10 p.m. Where: South Ballroom in the Memorial Union
Homecoming: Pep Rally When: 6 to 8 p.m. What: Sports teams, Yell Like Hell and more. Where: Central Campus
Oct. 23 Peter Ducato, 19, 6344 Wallace Hartman, was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 12:46 a.m.) Maria Alcivar Zuniga, 22, 209 N. Hyland Ave. unit 3, was cited for disorderly conduct. (reported at 12:51 a.m.) Aimee Widdowson, 20, 3107 Beckley St., was cited for disorderly conduct. (reported at 12:51 a.m.) Andrew Schweizer, 20, 3901 Marigold Drive, was cited for underage possession of alcohol, second offense. (reported at 1:15 a.m.) Erik Otarola-Castillo, 35, 129 Ash Ave. unit 9, was arrested and charged with public intoxication, second offense.
The information in the log comes from the ISU and City of Ames police departments’ records. All those accused of violating the law are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
(reported at 1:16 a.m.) Zachary Brown, 18, of Maquoketa, was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 1:35 a.m.) Ian Colony, 18, of Springﬁeld, Mo., was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 1:47 a.m.) Kelly Peterson, 18, 5424 Wilson Hall, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. (reported at 1:49 a.m.) Maneet Multani, 19, 4416 Wallace Hall, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. (reported at 1:49 a.m.) Charles Huston, 18, 2316 Birch Hall, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. (reported at 2:18 a.m.)
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What: Free concert and food from Hickory Park for $2. Where: Central Campus
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Joel Koehler, 18, 4308 Birch Hall, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. (reported at 2:18 a.m.) Alexander Verhein, 18, 2316 Birch Hall, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. (reported at 2:18 a.m.) Shareef Osman, 24, 4404 Lincoln Swing unit 10, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. (reported at 2:55 a.m.) Tyler Rudat, 20, 1300 Gateway Hills Drive unit 210, was arrested and charged with public intoxication, second offense, and third-degree burglary. (reported at 3:13 a.m.) Ofﬁcers assisted a resident who had fallen. (reported at 4:20 a.m.)
Chris Cakes catering company from Pocahontas is best known for ﬂipping ﬂapjacks. The company has been recognized by the Guinness World Record as the “fastest ﬂipper.” Owned by the White family, Chris Cakes has developed a specially designed grill and dispensing unit that allows it to feed large and small groups quickly and efficiently. Chris Cakes provides its own pancake mix, which is sold in more than 200 specialty shops and supermarkets. The blend includes: homemade maple syrup, sausage, margarine, fruit drink, coffee and all tableware at each of its pancake feeds. It takes approximately an hour and a half to set up and an hour to break down, and only requires their host to provide the place, table and chairs, and four to eight people to help serve, depending on the number of people to be served. The pancake feed is 10 p.m. to midnight Friday on Central Campus. The cost is $2. One of the owners, Gregg White, answered some questions.
1) How long has Chris Cakes been doing pancakes for Iowa State’s homecoming? We have been catering events at Iowa State in excess of 10 years.
2) How many people can be served in an hour? With one grill we can serve between 250 and 300 people.
3) How long has Chris Cakes been in business? We have been in business since 1965.
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By Ben.Theobald iowastatedaily.com Residents of Polk County will vote Nov. 2 to decide whether to give eligibility to license Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Polk County is 1 of 18 counties in Iowa that has referendum vote by its citizens to determine its eligibility for a casino license.
State law requires all counties in Iowa that have a casino or have passed a referendum in favor of gambling to be on the ballot every eight years. The ďŹ rst statewide referendums were in 2002. Prairie Meadows is following the law by being on the ballot in Polk County. The most recent vote was in 2002, said Wes Ehrecke, president and CEO of the Iowa Gaming Association. â€œSince 2002, there have been ďŹ ve new
casino licenses that are also on the ballot for 2010.â€? Counties passed the referendums by an average of 74 percent at that time, Ehrecke said. â€œThe ďŹ rst votes for counties licensing casinos came in 1989 and 1991,â€? Ehrecke said. â€œIn 1994 a requirement was put in to have a vote every eight years by all the counties.â€?
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Student response rate high By Kayla.Schantz iowastatedaily.com ISU students are more interested in Campustown redevelopment than other Ames residents, according to the 28th annual Ames Residential Satisfaction Survey. The report, which focuses on issues in the Ames community, was presented to the City Council on Tuesday night. The city mailed questionnaires to randomly selected residents, and then sent the same survey to a random list of ISU students via e-mail. The response rate for the ISU student group was 69.9 percent, compared to 33 percent of other residents who replied. Susan Gwiasda, city of Ames public relations officer, said the ISU student response rate was so high that the city staff had to narrow down the surveys in order to have results that were not skewed by student opinion. Gwiasda was glad to see the student response was higher than expected. Gwiasda said the student reaction to the survey could be attributed to the fact that it was generated through e-mail. Besides the online version being more convenient for people to answer, the city was able to send out more than one email to the student list, which encouraged participation in an easy and cost-efficient manner. The ďŹ nal report was taken from 447 residents and 281 students. The ďŹ rst of the issues in the
survey was housing. The number of people who own their residence as opposed to renting is about equal, according to the survey. However, the results showed that homeowners tend to be older, while 97 percent of those under the age of 25 are renters. Of the ISU students who took the survey, 85 percent rent their property. Another question was how the city budget should be allocated on the different city services. The top priority participants wanted to see more money being spent on is the transit system, a response that increased signiďŹ cantly from the survey results in 2009. â€œThis might be due to the fact that 56 percent of the respondents use CyRide, and the increase in student participation in the survey,â€? according to the report. The survey showed an increase in the frequency of CyRide use. Out of the total residents who answered the survey, 24 percent use CyRide two to six times per week, compared to 15 percent in 2009. A new question added to the survey this year was about the importance of future community projects being developed. Based on the results, the issue considered to be most important is Campustown redevelopment, with the Campustown parking ramp generating the second-most interest. The survey showed ISU students are more interested in the Campustown renovations than non-ISU students. The Ames Public Library
expansion is ranked third of the projects listed in the questionnaire, with 56 percent of respondents saying itâ€™s important. The reason for this disinterest in the library expansion could be tied to the fact that only one-third of Ames Public Library users are ISU students, according to the survey. Students responded that they are able to use other sources and/or they do not have time to go to the library. In sample comments from the survey, students suggested other potential projects needed in the community, including increased lighting in dark streets to enhance safety in those areas, improvements with ice and snow management, and more bike lanes. Gwiasda said the survey was done in the spring of 2010, before the summer ďŹ‚oods in Ames, so there may be a difference in public opinion now in terms of city maintenance and budget allocation. ISU students reported that e-mail is the best method to receive public information, with websites listed as second best. Yet as a whole, residents said receiving a letter is the most popular means of communication, meaning many non-students prefer traditional mail over e-mails. This goes with the survey results showing that full-time students are more likely to have Internet access in their homes than non-full-time students. The average age of residents with Internet is 38 years, while residents without
>>GOREVILLE.p1A â€œYou canâ€™t just call the teenage girl down the street,â€? Anderson said. â€œIt requires special care and training for childcare for children with disabilities.â€? Goreville Manor takes about 30 minutes to go through the whole house. Some special features include a maze and ďŹ ve skits, including a skit from the movie â€œThe Ring.â€? The traditional mock hanging of a witch will happen each hour, on the hour. Each guy in the house has contributed about 150 man hours of work from the beginning of September until now to make this possible, Francik said. Lambda Chi Alpha is assisted by Alpha Chi Omega and Phi Beta Chi in their efforts to scare for a cause. ChildServe has been working with Lambda Chi Alpha for a signiďŹ cant time, Anderson said.
Internet have an average age of 58 years. However, Gwiasda said, those without Internet access are a â€œshrinking population.â€? The report displays a slight increase in the number of households in Ames with Internet every year. There is a difference between students and nonstudents in terms of the communication sources they turn to for information. Full-time ISU students said the Iowa State Daily is more useful, while the other residents said they prefer to use documents at the Ames Public Library, KASI/KCCQ radio, the Ames Tribune and CitySide. The ďŹ nal question considered the overall service quality for the city of Ames. Based on the results, 97 percent of residents consider city services â€œgoodâ€? or â€œvery good.â€? â€œObviously we are hoping to see the numbers of the â€˜very goodâ€™ [increase],â€? Gwiasda said. â€œThatâ€™s what weâ€™re striving for.â€?
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John Thomson will no longer be dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine after Jan. 1. Thomson, a clinical epidemiologist, will step down from his position, but will remain on the faculty to focus on best production animal practices and outcomes-based medicine. He received his D.M.V. from Iowa State in 1967 and worked in mixed animal private practice for 20 years. Thomson also served in administrative positions at South Dakota State University, and was later dean of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. Thomson returned to Iowa State In 2004 to apply for the deanship and stepped into the position in August. Under previous dean Norman Cheville, the college failed to receive accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. The college suffered as a result of the denial of accreditation. â€œThe facilities had really deteriorated just because of aging and lack of renovation,â€? said James Bloedel, chairman of biomedical sciences. â€œIn the areas pertinent to clinical care â€” mainly the hospital â€” those facilities had deteriorated to an unacceptable level.â€? Thomson managed to reverse the situation, and now the college maintains full accreditation. He has also created a cooperative veterinary education program between Iowa State and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition, Thomson was instrumental in facilitating funds for the W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Medical Center, an animal clinic. He has also facilitated funding for the new small animal clinic which will be completed in 2012. â€œI think heâ€™s done an outstanding job,â€? Bloedel said. â€œI think serving in that level of leadership position, there is a certain set of goals that anyone in that position would generate. Given his strong interests in many of the critical areas of the college, and the fact that we needed signiďŹ cant change in order to regain full accreditation, it was some of what he engaged in he really had to be focused in getting us off accreditation probation.â€? In addition to his accomplishments at Iowa State, Thomson has also been named Veterinarian of the Year in South Dakota, Mississippi and Iowa.
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Candidates pitch solutions to electoral issues Secretary of state hopefuls try to unseat incumbent By Adam.Hayes iowastatedaily.com The race for secretary of state is one of many positions up for election Nov. 2. The race includes three main candidates, including incumbent Michael Mauro. The Iowa secretary of state is primarily responsible for running elections and voter registrations, keeping business records and providing media information to the public. Mauro has held this position since he succeeded Gov. Chet Culver when Culver was elected four years ago. “Whether it’s been as a county elections director, county auditor or now as secretary of state, I’ve been administering elections in the state of Iowa for over 25 years,” Mauro said. Since Mauro has taken office, he worked with Cerro Gordo County to implement the
Precinct Atlas electronic poll book program. Precinct Atlas is a computer program that helps officials properly process votes during elections. It alerts officials when an inactive voter, pending voter or felon who has not had his or her rights restored attempts to vote, Mauro said. The program is now being used in 47 of Iowa’s 99 counties. “Precinct Atlas has been a top priority of my administration, and that’s why I’ve worked so hard to deploy the program to almost half of the counties in Iowa,” Mauro said. “My goal is to gradually expand the program to the rest of the state during the course of my second term.” The main challengers to Mauro, a Democrat, are Republican Matt Schultz, and Libertarian Jake Porter. Porter, 22, said he may have an edge in getting younger voters to support him because he can relate to them. He works a job in retail and is a college student. If elected, Porter wants to make being a ﬁrsttime candidate in elections easier and make starting small businesses simpler.
“I know the struggles that small business owners face trying to start their business, and I know the struggles that ﬁrst-time political candidates have while trying to run for office,” Porter said. “I’d like to make it easier to do those two things.” He also wants to cut the salary of the Iowa secretary of state from $103,000 to $50,000. “I’d like to go back to the state treasury and save the taxpayers that money,” Porter said. “It can be used to cut the taxes for the Iowans who are struggling right now.” Schultz is pushing to require people to have a photo ID at elections before they are allowed to vote in order to prevent voter fraud. “We have to show an ID before we get on an airplane, before we open a checking account. We even have to show an ID before we buy an adult beverage, so why not when we vote?” Schultz said in a recent debate featuring all three candidates. “I want to be a leader, and I want to stand up and work with the county auditors and make sure that our state is not opening its door for election fraud.”
While Mauro and Porter agree that voter fraud should be stopped as best as possible, they don’t agree that having a photo ID requirement is the right path. “Right now, there are over 345,000 Iowans who have already requested an absentee ballot for this year’s general election. Under a photo ID program, would these voters copy their ID and send it with their ballot?” Mauro said. He also questioned how people serving in the military overseas would be able to vote if they had to show a photo ID. Porter has is somewhat skeptical of using photo IDs at elections as well. “First of all, we have to ﬁnd out if this is going to disenfranchise voters. Secondly, there is the issue of how we’re going to pay for it,” Porter said. ™
>>CONTEST.p1A points compared to runner-up Austin “Scotty” Locke’s 414 points. The third-place winner earned 351 points, and fourth and ﬁfth place ﬁnished with 232 points and 144 points respectively. “It was very hard because both of our ice creams tasted so good,” said Locke, junior in political science and member of Acacia. “I think mine was better than hers. I liked hers, but I have to say that not only in the spirit of competition, but also because I think mine had a little something special.” Watson and Locke said they playfully competed with each other for the win. “There was a day that Scotty Locke and I were getting our ice cream at the same time, and we were trying to convince the other people in line to get ours,” Watson said. “We were trying to market our ice cream just to be funny. He and I are friends, so it was fun.” Locke was the only male participant to make it into the top ﬁve. “It was a lot harder to compete against the sororities,” Locke said, “especially considering I’m from a smaller chapter, so they just had more numbers. It became kind of a battle of the sexes.” Locke’s concoction, called “Acacian Sensation,” was cake batter
Acacian Sensation — cake batter, cookie dough, fudge, and pieces of yellow cake. Photo: Brian Langfeldt/Iowa State Daily
ice cream topped with fudge, yellow cake pieces and cookie dough. “Katie’s Cookie Crunch” consisted of oatmeal cookie batter ice cream with cookie dough pieces, Oreo and graham cracker pie crust. “I actually worked at Cold Stone [in Davenport] for three years in high
school,” Watson said, “so it was something I had already played around with. It was my favorite the entire time I worked there, so I just used it for this.” Watson said her sorority nominated her during a chapter meeting. “I’m assuming it’s because they
knew I used to work there,” Watson said, “and I’m kind of obsessed with ice cream, so it’s a given ... it’s my treat and my guilty pleasure, for sure.” Locke said he was nominated to represent his house because they thought he had the best ideas for creations.
>>CONTEST.p1A cording to the capital improvements business transaction submitted to the Board of Regents. The proposal includes the relocation of the soccer program from the ﬂood plain to a “new, all-weather surface for practice and competition.” “The softball ﬁeld would be incorporated into the project to consolidate these ﬁeld venues at one site where patrons would have appropriate guests services with necessary support buildings,” according to the proposal. The anticipated project cost would be funded through debt ﬁnancing and private giving, according to the proposal. The passing of the proposal would give the university “permission to proceed, initial review and consideration of capital project evaluation criteria, and the selection of RDG planning and design.” The university is also submitting a request to proceed with the purchase of a new video scoreboard and sound system for Jack Trice Stadium. The scoreboard would be purchased from Daktronics Inc., and would cost up to $4 million. The request would give “authorization for the university to enter into a ﬁnancing agreement for the purchase, subject to necessary approvals by the board office.” “The football stadium video scoreboard/sound system is currently located in the south end zone. In many areas of the stadium, it is extremely difficult to understand the audio output of the sound system,” according
Cyclone Sports Complex $10.7 million Relocation of outdoor track, soccer ﬁeld and softball diamond West of Wallace and Wilson Halls
to the request. The new system would “be at the stadium’s north end to be integrated with the Richard O. Jacobson Building. Future stadium plans include bowling in the south end zone and adding an upper deck, which would require removal of the south end zone video scoreboard/ sound system.” The university will also announce that it will save an estimated $42.5 million from the ﬁve-year early retirement program approved by the Board of Regents during the 2010 ﬁscal year. Iowa State had a total of 206 participants in the early retirement program, and 118 have not been replaced. The University of Northern Iowa has reported an estimated $16.9 million in savings, and the University of Iowa a savings of $67.4 million. The University of Iowa is requesting to terminate the master of science program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, graduate programs in preventive medicine and environmental health, the Master of arts program in Russian, the Ph.D. program in statistical genetics and the Master of science programs in stomatology.
AMS promotes the development and education of atmospheric, oceanic and hydrologic sciences through scientiﬁc journals, conferences and public education programs across the nation. “When choosing the recipient for the AMS Student Chapter of the Year Award, the review committee looks for both great programs that serve students in the department and great outreach to the community at large,” said Keith Seitter, American Meteorological Society executive director, in a news release. “The Iowa State Student Chapter exhibited both of those. The committee was especially impressed with the student-faculty dinner, as well as other programs that enhance the student experience in the department.” Minniear said American Meteorological Society was impressed by the annual student-faculty dinner put on by Iowa State’s chapter of the society in order to obtain a closer relationship between the students and faculty of meteorology at Iowa State. “The group is very energetic,” said
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“I also know quite a few people on campus, so they ﬁgured I could spread the word the best,” Locke said. “I used a combination of Facebook messages ... and word-of-mouth and taking people over there to try it and making them take their friends.” Locke said his fraternity ordered his creation to serve as dessert at one of their scholarship luncheons. “The way you win the contest is having a combination of stuff that people will want to eat and also using your relationships to get people to come in and support you,” Siegel said. “But you have to have both.” Siegel said this year he’s awarding Locke with a consolation prize of a $50 scholarship and a gift card for $50. “[Siegel] told me [Acacian Sensation] was one of the most requested from people who weren’t from the greek community, so it went over really well and was perceived exactly how I wanted it to be,” Locke said. “It has everything you could want in an ice cream.” Siegel said he’s asking Cold Stone area developers if he can start carrying some of the more popular creations on a regular basis. “It was an awesome opportunity and I’m really thankful for it,” Watson said. “[It’s] a huge honor to receive the scholarship.”
Bill Gallus, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences and chapter adviser. “I’m very happy and they deserve the award.” The group also does community service projects with the Ames community. The group holds a science night at elementary schools in Ames to show off their tornado machine and explain to students how they are caused and also show them things such as the warm and cold water theory. During Veishea the group will also team up with local disaster response groups and National Weather Service meteorologists to provide weather awareness information and activities in a tent on central campus. Gallus explained how the group won the award in the 2005-2006 school year. He said that he was a little worried the chapter would be overlooked this year since it had won it already. In January a group of nine students and two faculty advisers will travel to Seattle in order to receive the award. ISU AMS has nearly 70 students participating and there are 61 student chapters in the nation.
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Governor supports decision to scrap tunnel By Angela Delli Santi, Beth Defalco Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. â€” Gov. Chris Christie cited New Jerseyâ€™s lack of money Wednesday in standing by his decision to kill a train tunnel connecting his state to New York City, a move that will force the state to repay up to $350 million of the money it was given to start the nationâ€™s biggest public works project. Christie has argued that his cashstrapped state canâ€™t afford to pay for any overruns on the $9 billion-plus rail tunnel under the Hudson River. The state is on the hook for $2.7 billion plus overruns. â€œIn the end, my decision does not change,â€? Christie said. â€œI cannot place upon the citizens of New Jersey an open-ended letter of credit, and thatâ€™s what this project represents.â€? The federal government and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were each set to contribute $3 billion to the project, dubbed ARC for â€œAccess to the Regionâ€™s Core.â€? Now, New Jersey is likely to have to repay the federal government $350 million of the $600 million already spent getting the project started. Itâ€™s also likely New York City will make a bid for the $3 billion in committed Port Authority funds to help complete the cityâ€™s Second Avenue subway and rail access to Grand Central Station from Long Island. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called the decision â€œa devastating blowâ€? to New Jersey. â€œThe governorâ€™s decision to stop work on this project means commuters â€” who would have saved 45 minutes each day thanks to the ARC tunnel â€” will instead see no end to traffic congestion and ever-longer wait times on train platforms.â€? LaHood said transportation offi-
cials worked over past weeks to come up with alternative ways to bring the project â€œto life.â€? The governor said that he was given four ďŹ nancial options but that no agreement could guarantee New Jersey taxpayers would not pay more than $2.7 billion for the completed project. Christie said LaHoodâ€™s ďŹ nal offer came Sunday: $378 million in additional federal money. Another option would have allowed New Jersey to take out federal loans through the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing program, but Christie would not borrow more money to cover the project. Christie also squelched the idea of scaling back the project, saying that would make it less useful to commuters, and he shot down the use of public-private partnerships, which other cities have used for large infrastructure projects. In a memo to Christie, New Jersey Transit Director James Weinstein said that such partnerships could be used â€œto address cost and technical riskâ€? of the project, but that developing one would take 18 months. Even then, Weinstein said, there is no assurance that New Jersey would like the price or terms. Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, a Democrat, said he sees Christieâ€™s point. â€œObviously the tunnel is critically important, but the governor puts forth a good point â€” how are you going to pay for it? I think what he was looking for was some sort of shared responsibility from the federal government for overruns, and that New Jersey simply not bear the entirety of that ďŹ nancial burden,â€? McGreevey said Wednesday on MSNBC. Construction began last year on the tunnel, which has been in the works for 20 years. In September,
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announces Wednesday that heâ€™s standing by his decision to kill the nationâ€™s biggest public works project, a train tunnel connecting New Jersey to New York City. Photo: Mel Evans/The Associated Press
Christie suspended work on the tunnel and ordered a cost review. He pulled the plug two weeks ago but gave himself time to reconsider at LaHoodâ€™s behest. The tunnel is intended to supplement a century-old two-track tunnel that transit officials say has been at capacity for years. It would double the capacity for NJ Transit commuter trains between New Yorkâ€™s Penn Station and the cityâ€™s populous New Jersey suburbs, a region with some of the nationâ€™s longest commutes. Transportation advocates were disappointed and angry. â€œThe governor is sacriďŹ cing the future for this illusion of current responsibility,â€? said Zoe Baldwin,
spokeswoman for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. â€œThis tunnel would have been a long-term investment in the stateâ€™s economic vitality. Everyone is stuck trying to get across the river, and thatâ€™s not going to change.â€? Christie raised the possibility of partnering with Amtrak to build a new tunnel to New York City but said no substantive discussions had taken place. More than 625,000 people trek into Manhattan from New Jersey each work day, about 185,000 by rail, and even a minor derailment or delay translates into long stretches of waiting for trains to get to and from work. On Monday, an eight-car train derailed outside Penn Station, snarling
the evening commute for tens of thousands. No one was injured, but nine of the stationâ€™s 21 tracks were affected, Amtrak spokesman Clifford Cole said. Federal Transit Administration chief Peter Rogoff has said that the tunnel would shorten rail trips in the region and reduce the need to transfer, which can save precious minutes. Officials estimated it would provide 6,000 construction jobs immediately and as many as 40,000 jobs after its completion in 2018. â€œWhen you do the math, the beneďŹ ts of this project far outweigh even the highest cost overrun predictions,â€? said New Jersey State AFL-CIO president Charles Wowkanech, who represents 1 million union members.
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By Dan Elliott Associated Press DENVER â€” Military medical researchers say their efforts to reverse the rising number of suicides among service members are based on â€œgood ideas,â€? but they donâ€™t know which prevention programs work and which donâ€™t. They launched a $17 million study Wednesday to ďŹ nd out. None of the current training programs is evidencebased, said Army Col. Carl Castro, director of the Military Operational Medicine Research Program at Fort Detrick, Md. â€œItâ€™s good ideas â€” experts think that this is what we need to do â€” but we do not have any evidence that training actually in fact prevents suicide,â€? he said. The new three-year project, funded by the Army, will develop a network of researchers to study multiple aspects of suicide, look at the work of other studies and then compile a database so other researchers and people running suicideprevention programs can see
what is effective. More than 1,100 U.S. servicemen and women killed themselves between 2005 and 2009. In July, the Army announced a $50 million study of suicide and mental health involving about 500,000 service members and four other research institutions. That is separate from this initiative, which will be directed by the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver and Florida State University. â€œWe know weâ€™re not going to solve the suicide problem in the military with this threeyear research consortium,â€? Castro said. â€œBut what we hope to do at the end of this three years is to lay a very solid foundation on which other research can be built.â€? Denver VA researcher Peter Gutierrez said the database sets this project apart from others. It will include information from studies initiated by this project as well as studies done in other projects worldwide, he said, and it will be immediately available to policy makers.
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Two comedians protest frivolous rallies with rally Washington, D.C. will be the victim of two simultaneous rallies on Oct. 30. You may have heard about them already; The Rally to Restore Sanity and the March to Keep Fear Alive. These dueling rallies, held in the same area — the far eastern end of the mall — are held not by top politicians or pundits, although some would reasonably argue that point. These two “political” rallies are being held by comedians. The Rally to Restore Sanity is being held by John Stewart, of “The Daily Show.” This Comedy Central news anchor is calling his supporters to show up in a reasonable mood, ready to have respectful disagreements with those who adhere to opposing views. The March to Keep Fear Alive, is the opposite. Held by the host of “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert, this rally claims “America, the greatest country God ever gave man, was built on three bedrock principles: freedom, liberty and fear,” in true Colbert style. So is it a coincidence that two rallies are being held on the same day, in the same place by comedians known for hosting Comedy Central’s two top news shows? It seems like an odd coincidence, seeing as the two shows are back-to-back and that Colbert actually got his start on “The Daily Show.” The two sites are designed as mirror images of each other, and even link to each other. Chances are that this was planned. OK, so there’s two rallies going on, seemingly the opposites of one another, one promotes reason while the other promotes blind panic, and they’re linked. What does this mean? Did Colbert and Stewart have a message in mind? We think so. The idea of a political rally has been used time and time again to try to affect change of some sort in the political climate of the nation. But lately these rallies have become overused, and have been used by the wrong people. These rallies, launched largely in response to Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor event, seem to echo that sentiment. The two gatherings clearly are intended to lampoon Beck for his brash and unreasonable statements, as well as his use of scare tactics to frighten people into supporting his agenda. In fact, Stewart is striving to make his rally the opposite of Beck’s event in every way. While Restoring Honor was held on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, these rallies are held on “a date of no significance whatsoever,” by people who “think shouting is annoying, counterproductive and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard.” So they have decided to make a statement, and take a stand against all the frivolous rallying. They’re satirizing the overuse of what used to be a powerful political tool by overusing it — twice in the same day. So, Saturday we will see the rally against rallies. We will see citizens take a stand against the cheapening against something powerful, and these gatherings will, with a little luck, restore sanity. Or perhaps they’ll just serve to scare everyone.
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The words politicians choose to use when describing their views may or may not actually answer the question at hand, despite the audience’s possible demand. Courtesy photo: Wikipedia
Beware of vague rhetoric
was recently watching a news interview. They were asking an Iowan their opinion on how the Supreme Court should rule on gay marriage. The person said, “I believe that the decision should be one that benefits society and is right.” Wait a minute, what? What does that even mean? A decision that benefits society, that’s incredibly vague and both sides offer that anyway. What is right? Well that could go either way depending on who you are talking to. This vague speech is not always bad when you apply it to important matters, it creates problems. Whether it is health care reform or the war in Afghanistan, the idea of supplying only neutral terms is common. Let’s take a look at how this is applied to the war in Afghanistan. This subject has had a ridiculous amount of neutrality and confusion
By Bijan.Choobineh iowastatedaily.com in it. The catch phrase we associate with it is “support our troops.” What does that even mean? It could mean to keep our troops there. However, it could mean to bring them home. Take a look at the 2008 presidential election and you will see this clearly. The election was a battle between the maverick and someone who was advocating change. Think back to the debates they had between the candidates. I remember distinctively that when John McCain was asked about fixing the health care system in America he responded by saying that he would do what a maverick would do in that situation. There it is again, someone using neutral terms. Now here’s the main problem with this. When you are choosing the leader of your country you want to make an informed decision. How do you do that, well
you do research but you also want to know how they will handle certain big issues like health care. If the candidate refuses to answer you in this way then how informed are you as a voter? This type of neutral speech is bad because with something as important as health care we want to know where it will be headed if the candidate becomes president. Believe it or not, this is a political strategy used to do things freely in Washington. Politicians from both sides of this debate will advocate supporting our troops. The public instinctively agrees with them and supports their decisions, because they do not want to be seen as someone who is against someone who is for supporting our troops. There are some who would disagree. Some would say, “look, there are situations where there is no clear answer and you are forced to
use vagueness in your presentation.” Although this is a valid point there is a major flaw. This would work out fine; but it doesn’t usually work out this way. Here’s the problem, what happens after information is gathered that makes the debate less vague? The issue is that even though new information is gathered the catch phrase for the movement would still be neutral and misleading. For example, in the support our troops case, new information has been gathered on what to do or not. However, the catch phrase is still support our troops. So even though new information has been gathered, both sides of the debate are still using neutral and misleading terms. So next time you see something that is neutral like support our troops, stop and think about what it really means.
Despite dubious efforts Bieber remains famous
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adies, hold on to your panties — it’s the latest and greatest of a long line of sexy singers. A man who can make even the likes of Kim Kardashian pursue him to the point where a restraining order is necessary. What is it about this new heartthrob that makes him so alluring? Is it his exotic Canadian roots? Is it his feminine features — not to mention hair — his unnervingly high voice? We may never truly understand the spectacular sensation that is Justin Bieber. For those who have been living under a rock for the last two years, Bieber is a 16-year-old boy from the far reaches of Ontario, Canada. He posted a few videos of himself singing on YouTube, got a few hits and bam! He’s signed on Usher’s record label and has a platinum record — within a year. Not only that, but he’s inspiring pedophilia in women across the nation, or more accurately, the world. Despite some rumors that Justin is in fact a lesbian woman in, poor, disguise, most experts agree that he is indeed a male boy, still under the age of consent in the United States — in Canada he’s fair game. This probable boy has swept the world with such creative and not at all cookie-cutter, generically named boy-band-esque hits as “Baby” and “Never Let You Go.” Truly this is a creative mind to parallel the likes of Prince, Led Zeppelin, and perhaps even Mozart. In the words of one devoted fan, “it makes me want to poke my eyes out.” For those who haven’t had their ears
graced with this young man’s explosive talent, simply look up videos from this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Once you get past Lady Gaga’s meat dress — yep, she literally wore a dress made of meat — you will more than likely find a hefty majority of the evening’s festivities centered around this lyrical wordsmith, who seems to be the new voice of a generation. Move over Kanye. The new teen idol has truly now found his place among the stars, being perhaps even bigger than the almighty Jonas Brothers of Disney channel fame and funding. The mark of true success. But what makes him so popular? Why do girls love him so? “He’s just so cute!” said a source who wishes to remain anonymous to avoid the hideous embarrassment of actually admitting to have the hots for this still underage fellow. “And I love his hair.” Truly this is a talent beyond talent. Incredible. But some of those with poor musical taste are still wary of Mr. Bieber and his musical prowess. They doubt his staying power as a star. “I feel like he’ll end up exactly like Lindsay Lohan,” said Ben Wiemers, senior in computer engineering, probably unaware of the underlying implications of Bieber’s alleged lesbianism in his statement. “He’ll start getting a little out of control when he’s 17, but by 18 he’ll be in rehab, and he’ll disappear.” Clearly our Mr. Wiemers has little faith in the staying power of such teen idols, but is clearly mistaken. Simply
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look at the success stories of the likes of Aaron Carter and Hillary Duff. These young legends are still the center of constant public adoration, right? So Justin Bieber will march on, through the world, to North Korea and back. He will continue stealing the hearts of pedophiles and preteen girls the world over. But whatever happens, Justin is here, and he’s big. For several years, he will be the idol of every woman across the globe with a propensity for much, much younger men, and if one thing is certain, he is definitely probably not a lesbian.
Thursday, October 28, 2010 | Iowa State Daily | OPINION | 7A
Society places too much value on looks
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he number of people in our society who place an exorbitant amount of value on the physical appearance of themselves — and of others — is overwhelming. When developing an opinion of someone, their appearance should be among the last things considered. Yet, judging someone based on their physical allure is unavoidable; the idea that
“looks are a factor” is built into us on an integral level. When an offhanded inquiry is made concerning someone’s attractiveness, it is all too easy to make a claim along these lines: “Since I do not make any judgments based on appearance, I would need a chance to speak with that person before I develop an opinion.” This response is disin-
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genuous in the sense that every human being makes judgments based on someone’s age, height, weight, hair, eye color and so forth. At the very least, we can attempt to exercise power over these caveman-like characterizations, and be rational about this all too pervasive problem. Desiring a change in one’s physical identity so as to more closely resemble an unrealistic standard of beauty — that Hollywoodesque look, if you will — is an abhorrent aspiration. Dozens of magazines exist solely to tell others how to dress, what type of makeup should be used, what kind of purses or shoes to buy, or how one should act. The styles of famous celebrities are deemed fashionable for, as far as I can discern, arbitrary reasons. These people are celebrated beacons of humanity, not for their acting skills — and I use “skills” hesitantly — but for their hunky muscles or big boobs. The dictum, “form follows function” goes unheeded in this world of falsehood. Consider the individuals responsible for the creation of a movie. I would wager that a scant percentage of the country’s television viewers are able to name who wrote this month’s blockbuster. How about one writer from a favorite television show?
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The extent women, and men, go to make themselves presentable can be perceived as too much. Attention to traits other than appearance deserve equal recognition. Courtesy photo: Thinkstock
I will admit, I myself can only come up with a couple names in response to these questions. Yet without writers, media as we know it would cease to exist. Nearly every word spoken, nearly every syllable uttered in a movie, authored by a scriptwriter. We should be aggravated by how the mass media dictates what is or is not aesthetically pleasing, and for not devoting a copious amount of time to crediting the brilliant writers. It an egregious shame that the real skill in the world is virtually ignored. I will be forever perplexed at the length of time some girls spend before they consider themselves prepared for the day. I appreciate good hygiene, but how are expensive sprays, polish, and other types of goop justified? A weakly rooted self-
esteem means you let the adverse thoughts of others adjust your actions; wearing cosmetics often points to a lack in any real selfesteem. If it makes you feel better to wear make-up, consider why it does. Is it because you have been brainwashed into conforming to a subjective and ultimately capricious standard of beauty? Why inflict yourself with that anxiety? Gentlemen, everything above applies to you equally. Costly apparel, inordinate hair styles — and I have met more than a few men who put far too much value into being able to bench press more than the next guy. Obedience to this notion is unreservedly preposterous; consider the type of person who would want to date a guy solely because he is considered
good-looking, or because he puts forth an effort to assert his physical dominance. Perhaps he will not cry in the face of extreme pain or sorrow; such a “man” would be an emotional automaton. Priorities arranged in this manner points to a lack of substance. Superficial fabrication of one’s appearance propagates deception. Physical appearance should not be considered when developing an opinion of someone, or yourself. We should be concerned with someone’s convictions, whether they strongly adhere to them or not, why those convictions are adhered to, and whether that person has a forward-thinking, inquisitive and open-mind. The substance of character mightily supersedes the imperative of style.
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Members of Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Pi, Phi Delta Theta and Alpha Sigma Kappa practice for their upcoming Yell Like Hell semi-finals Tuesday night at the Molecular Biology parking lot. Photo: Bryan Langfeldt/Iowa State Daily
Members of the greek community practice for the Yell Like Hell semi-finals Tuesday night at the Molecular Biology parking lot. Photo: Bryan Langfeldt/Iowa State Daily
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Giants win ﬁrst World Series game over Rangers Ben Walker Associated Press The San Francisco Giants turned the World Series opener into an extra long round of batting practice — against Cliff Lee and the Texas Rangers. Freddy Sanchez sprayed balls down the lines. Cody Ross and Aubrey Huff hit line drives up the middle. Juan Uribe launched a shot far, far over the wall. So much for the unbeatable Mr. Lee. The Giants battered him and the bullpen, with Sanchez hitting three doubles and keying a six-run burst in an 11-7 romp Wednesday night that looked even more lopsided. What shaped up as a pitchers’ duel between Tim Lincecum and Lee quickly deteriorated into a rout. By the end, the Rangers played like the World Series rookies they are — they made four errors, Ian Kinsler took a mistaken turn around ﬁrst base and manager Ron Washington may have waited too late to pull his ace. The Rangers did late damage, scoring three times in the ninth. Nelson Cruz hit a two-out, two-run double off Brian Wilson before the Fear the Beard closer ﬁnished it off. Sanchez ﬁnished with four of the Giants’ 14 hits, which included six doubles. Right after Lee walked off the mound in the ﬁfth, Uribe greeted sidearming reliever Darren O’Day with a three-run jolt that broke it open. San Francisco had gotten through the NL playoffs because of their dominant pitching, plus an ability to win one-run decisions. None of that came into play on this beautiful night for baseball. Lincecum struggled at the beginning, making a strange mental error, but settled down as the game progressed. The shaggy-haired ace walked off to a standing ovation in the sixth, his glove in his right hand and his head down. The Rangers tagged him for eight hits, two of them shots off his left leg. What happened to Lee was simply remarkable. He came into the game with a 7-0 record in postseason play, one win shy of matching the record set by Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez for the best start in these big games. But the lefty who loves to stick to his routine — and his messy hat — was all over the place on eight days’ rest. He couldn’t control his curve and when he did throw it over the plate, it was ﬂat. With the score 2-all, Andres Torres hit a one-out double in the Giants ﬁfth. Sanchez, a former NL batting champion, followed with a sharp double and Texas pitching coach Mike Maddux was already on the way to the mound as the Rangers got the ball back to Lee. There was no break for Lee, however. NL championship series MVP Ross, who hit his ﬁrst major league homer off Lee back in 2003, lined an RBI single up the middle on the lefty’s 100th pitch. That hit prompted Lee to slam his pitching hand into his glove, and Huff’s RBI single to center ﬁnished him.
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Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire’s single-season home run record. Now he wants to follow Big Mac into the coaching profession some day. Bonds spoke just outside the San Francisco Giants’ clubhouse before Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. “I love being home. I love being here,” he said. When asked if he’d like to do more than just cheer on his former team in the future, Bonds said he would be interested in becoming a hitting coach in the future. “I have a gift and sooner or later I have to give it away,” Bonds said. “I have to share it. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity here.” Bonds, who has never officially announced his retirement, still holds season tickets in San Francisco but has made infrequent visits back to his old ballpark. This was his third trip this season. He came back in April for a reunion of the 2000 NL West champions and last week to throw out the ceremonial ﬁrst pitch during the NL championship series against Philadelphia. While there are only a handful of Giants left from his ﬁnal season in 2007, Bonds said he knows most of the players and has enjoyed watching the team make the postseason for the ﬁrst time since his departure. He said it would mean a lot to the city if the Giants could win their ﬁrst World Series title since moving to San Francisco in 1958.
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Defensive specialist and libro Ashley Mass bumps the ball during the game against Kansas on Saturday. File photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily
Cyclones sweep series Kansas State victory gives team its sixth-straight win By Jake. Calhoun iowastatedaily.com The ISU volleyball team won its sixth straight match Wednesday night, defeating Kansas State in three sets (25-14, 30-28, 25-15) at the Ahearn Field House in Manhattan, Kan. No. 12 Iowa State (16-4, 9-3 Big 12) completed the series sweep of the Wildcats (9-14, 3-9) through a stingy showing of defense led by Ashley Mass’ match-high 22 digs. Mass, who became the all-time Big 12 leader in digs earlier this season, notched 19 digs at intermission after two sets.
The Cyclones strode their way to a 25-14 victory in the ﬁrst set, taking advantage of a disparity in hitting percentages. The Cyclones’ .378 ﬁrst-set hitting percentage displayed their offensively productivity, with each of the ﬁve offensive starters registering at least one kill with the kill total reaching to 17. The Wildcats sunk below the red in the ﬁrst set with a -.026 hitting percentage, managing only six kills between four different players. A hard-fought battle ensued in the second set, as both squads duked it out in a back-andforth competition that consisted of 21 ties and 12 lead changes. A service ace by Mass sealed the deal for the Cyclones, who won the set, 30-28. True freshman Tenisha Matlock started in place of right-side Kelsey Petersen for the sec-
ond start of her career. The North Platte, Neb., native registered a career-high seven kills while hitting for a stunning .462 hitting percentage. She also recorded an assisted block for the cardinal and gold. Junior Carly Jenson etched out 10 kills and 10 digs for her ninth double-double on the season, a team-best. Coming into the match, Kansas State was third in the Big 12 in blocks with 2.45 blocks
Fall season comes to a close By Dean.Berhow-Goll iowastatedaily.com The fall season has ended the for the ISU men’s golf team, but the work is far from over. The Cyclones ended the ﬁrst half of the season on a low note, carding its second worst total of the season, but the coaches and players are heading into the winter break with an immense amount of motivation. “We have a lot of work to do,” said coach Andrew Tank. “We’ve shown that we’re capable of playing at a high level, but we’ve also shown that we’re not very consistent at playing at that
level.” Now that the season is over, it gives the golfers a chance to be students, and with the break they’ll Tank get a chance to focus on school more than normal. “This will give the players a chance to really just be college students for a while,” said Tank. “They can focus on their studies, and enjoy a little off time.” Although the winter break is a nice time for the golfers to catch up on school, they will be working to improve on every aspect from
lifting weights to strengthen their core, to ﬂexibility workouts to help loosen their muscles. “We’ve been McCoy through a detailed physical analysis of each player,” Tank said. “Now we’re going to sit down and address those things they need to work on.” The scores for the team dipped in the last meet. Before this last tournament, through the middle of the fall season, the team had strung together three straight strong ﬁnishes.
The team ﬁnished second overall at the D.A. Weibring Invitational, led by Nate McCoy and Borja Virto, who both tied for ﬁfth. The Cyclones got their lowest score total of the year at the Firestone Invitational, led that time by Nathan Leary’s seventh place showing. McCoy also is the only Cyclone to take an individual win, doing so at the VCU Shootout. With the lack of consistency and production in the last meet, the coaches are ready to push the players intensely. Some players, though, don’t seem to need to be pushed to work hard.
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Taxing double-dual meet lies ahead By Nate.Ryan iowastatedaily.com The ISU swimming and diving teams are getting set to take on a big challenge both mentally and physically. The Cyclones host two meets this weekend, as Friday brings South Dakota to Ames, while Saturday presents a doubledual meet with South Dakota State and Western Illinois. “You have to swim strong Friday night and then turn around and swim strong again on Saturday morning,” said coach Duane Sorenson. The teams are using this weekend’s set-up to prepare them for their bigger events of the year like the Northwestern Invitational and the Big 12 Championships. Swimmers and divers share a common challenge when it comes to this weekend’s meets. “I think it is a challenge mentally for both,” said diving coach Jeff Warrick. “We’re looking to do back-to-back [practices] to get
Iowa State’s Tiana Wollin competes in the 100 yard freestyle event during the swim meet Saturday against Nebraska. The Cyclones beat Nebraska-Omaha 101-64. Photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily
them ready for conference when they’ll have to do back-to-back days.”
The swimmers will get plenty of practice in how to race, warm down properly, get a good meal,
and rest. Then it will be time to
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Gordon signs new sponsor in AARP By Jenna Fryer Associated Press Rick Hendrick never panicked as the season stretched on and he still didnâ€™t have a sponsorship deal for Jeff Gordon. Why? Because he always had a contingency plan to fall back on. It gave him the ability to be discerning when it came to the four-time NASCAR champion. Then came the potential pairing with the AARP Foundation, which began talks on a sponsorship program with Hendrick Motorsports in September. The deal quickly fell into place, and the foundationâ€™s â€œDrive to End Hungerâ€? campaign was announced Wednesday as Gordonâ€™s primary sponsor for the next three years. â€œWe had a deal in our pocket. It was a verbal agreement,â€? Hendrick said of the second suitor, which he refused to identify. â€œBut this one came
Rick Hendrick, right, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, announces Wednesday that AARP and the AARP Foundation Drive to End Hunger will be the 2011 sponsor of Jeff Gordonâ€™s race car. Photo: Nell Redmond/The Associated Press
only faster, quicker and had more potential.â€? More potential for both sides. The cause-related sponsorship is
>>WINTER.p1B McCoy, a junior from West Des Moines, has been leading the team all year with a 73.08 stroke average, which is the best of his career. He insists heâ€™s ready to improve this off season. â€œIâ€™m going to approach this winter with a
>>CHALLENGE.p1B wake up and get a good breakfast, warm up and swim strong again. â€œWe learn a lot about each individual,â€? Sorenson said. â€œItâ€™s a great learning experience.â€? Coming back on Saturday may be a challenge, but the swimmers canâ€™t look for excuses. â€œYou just canâ€™t say â€˜Iâ€™m tired,â€™â€? Sorenson said. â€œYou have to pick it up and get after it.â€? While preparing for the busy weekend the Cyclones still have other improvements to work on from their last meet. â€œWeâ€™re trying to improve our turns a little bit and technique,â€? Sorenson said. â€œThose
the ďŹ rst of its kind to step in as primary sponsor for a major race team. Itâ€™s a good ďŹ t for Hendrick, who has devoted a considerable amount of time and
strong work ethic to strive and get better every day,â€? McCoy said. â€œThe biggest thing is that I need to keep my conďŹ dence up, and to improve my mental game, I know my ability is there.â€? Another player that sounds ready to go is junior Michael Wuertz. He was the consistent player of the team all fall. After playing his worst
minor details that need cleaning up.â€? On top of everything else the Cyclone swimmers are being affected by the weather like everyone else. Sorenson said the team has had a bug going around and a few swimmers have missed some practice with illness. Fans should be aware that Saturdayâ€™s meet will be a different layout. The meet will be a 13-event meet with the womenâ€™s teams competing in the 100s of each event, as well as the 200 medley relay, 200 IM, and the 400 freestyle relay. South Dakota State and Western Illinois will also be bringing their menâ€™s teams to compete against each other. â€œThere will be multiple meets going on at the same
time,â€? Sorenson said. Overall for the challenge on the diving side is to not slow down. The diving team now has four members qualiďŹ ed for the NCAA Zone meet in March, but Warrick doesnâ€™t want them to think about it too much. â€œWe canâ€™t let that stop us in our tracks,â€? Warrick said. â€œSure, that was a great accomplishment, but weâ€™ve got more work to do and weâ€™ve got to keep getting better.â€? The diving team seems to have at least one diver step up every week. Last weekend Jenn Botsch continued her success while teammate Lauren Naeve elevated her performance and qualiďŹ ed for NCAA Zones. The team will be looking
money to charitable causes. The American Association of Retired Persons plans to use its sponsorship to raise money and awareness of hunger in America. Statistics given by AARP on Wednesday said an estimated 51 million Americans who go hungry each night, and six million are over the age of 60. Jo Ann Jenkins, president of the AARP Foundation, said the numbers are startling to most Americans, and a the partnership with Gordon should lead to increased donations. Jenkins said the typical donation to the AARP Foundation is small, in the $10-to$20 range, and the investment on Gordonâ€™s car will pay for itself. Jenkins would not disclose how much the AARP Foundation is paying, but the sponsorship is for 22 races next year beginning with the Daytona 500. â€œI donâ€™t think we have any doubt in our mind that the initial investment
rounds at the ďŹ rst meet of the year, Wuertz never ďŹ nished outside the top 30 after that. â€œAfter I take a short break, I will start practicing and playing outside again as if I have a tournament coming up,â€? Wuertz said. â€œI think that itâ€™s important to spend as much time outside so you can try and shorten the off season.â€?
for all divers to step up, but are expecting redshirt freshman Jessica Nicholson to break through soon. As a redshirt, Nicholson practiced all last year to get to where she is, but didnâ€™t get that competition experience until now. â€œSheâ€™s really doing well,â€? Warrick said. â€œSheâ€™s just got to pull it together in the meets and when she does, I think itâ€™s going to be really exciting.â€? Fridayâ€™s dual meet with South Dakota begins at 6 p.m. Saturday the Cyclones host South Dakota State and Western Illinois at 1 p.m. Both meets take place at Beyer Pool and admission is free.
the AARP has put into this, the money raised from this is going to far exceed that investment,â€? Jenkins said. â€œThis not only is about raising the money and using the initial investment from AARP, but how do we solve this in a country rich as ours so that no one in this country is going hungry.â€? Wednesdayâ€™s announcement ends a season-long sponsorship search for Hendrick Motorsports. The team needed to replace a portion of races that Gordonâ€™s longtime sponsor, DuPont, will no longer fund. â€œWith Jeffâ€™s following and the respect that everyone in the sport has for him, and the way we can maybe move the needle, I take this as a personal challenge,â€? Hendrick said. â€œIf we can do something ... to feed the hungry, then I think it will be more of a blessing and a feel good and a positive at the end of the day than all those [championship] banners hanging in the back [of the race shop].â€?
The team knows they have a long winter ahead, but are willing to work as hard as it takes to get to the NCAA Championships, and make their mark. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of things that we need to improve on,â€? Tank said. â€œTo me thatâ€™s the most exciting part about the off-season.â€?
>>WILDCATS.p1B per set. However, Iowa State managed to out-block its conference foe for the second time this year, compiling 9.5 blocks to Kansas Stateâ€™s 6.5. Sophomore Jamie Straube led all blockers with two solo blocks and four assisted blocks to add four total blocks to the Cyclonesâ€™ tally. In their last meeting, the Cyclones held KSU outside hitter JuliAnne Chisholm to no kills on 22 attempts for a -.227 hitting percentage. This time, Chisholm found a little more success against the Cyclones, but was limited to four kills on 31 attempts for a .032 clip. Chisholmâ€™s performance reďŹ‚ected the Wildcatsâ€™ offensive production as a whole, as the team went on to hit for a .032 clip on 125 attempts. Iowa State hit for a percentage of .270 while surfacing only 122 attempts â€” three fewer than Kansas Stateâ€™s total. The Cyclones continue down the home stretch of their conference schedule Saturday against No. 2 Nebraska. The match in Lincoln, Neb., will start at 7:30 p.m.
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Skip the theater, view ‘Red’ on redbox By Gaberiel.Stoffa iowastatedaily.com
o say excitement was involved at the prospect of seeing “Red” would be an understatement. That isn’t to say I thought the movie would be amazing or entice everyone, but its cast and its story just made me tingle with anticipation. First off there is the cast: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Brian Cox, Helen Mirren; and, well, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine, Mary-Louise Parker and Karl Urban too. But the ﬁrst ﬁve names are actors I enjoy seeing, and I absolutely love the idea of watching them shoot and ﬁght and just be totally badass — particularly Mirren wielding a sniper-riﬂe. Another bit of excitement comes from the movie’s origin: It is another adaptation of a comic book. You see, I grew up loving comic books, and I love to see movies that try to live up to the awesomeness portrayed on the page. “Red” doesn’t follow the comics exactly, but then most movie adaptations don’t. The important thing is, it is fun. The love story between Willis and Parker is fun. There’s no sappiness or loss of pace to establish the relationship; it is built through action scenes and moments of levity. And speaking of levity, the comedy was good. It wasn’t Judd Apatow-funny, but it was better than bad one-liners-funny. Most of the jokes are delivered in a dry fashion with the comedy coming mostly from the situation at hand. There is also some subtle humor that a lot of audience members might miss. My personal favorite for subtly come from when Freeman is dressed up like a foreign warlord from some third-world country. He is covered
“Red” is action-packed after a slow start, but entertains and is worth viewing on redbox or through Netﬂix. Courtesy photo: Summit Publicity
in medals and speaks with a French — I believe — accent, leading everyone to believe he is very much not an American. Where’s the humor in that, you may ask. Well, if you look at the many medals he is wearing, they are all American military medals. Maybe it’s just me, but little jokes like that tickle me. On to the real draw for most: the action. The casual violence is
good. It is over-the-top without being very bloody or gory. There are many fantastic scenes of precision shooting, from hitting the tip of a rocket with a magnum bullet, to hitting explosives like baseballs. Although they could be considered cheesy, the actors’ expressions and laughter following the nay-impossible acts keep everything enjoyable. The story is a little slow in the beginning. There is plenty of action, and enough character development occurs to maintain audience attention, but it just could have been a little better. I don’t know if it could have been the introduction of the characters, or maybe it was the way it was ﬁlmed, but I wanted to feel more than just the obvious vibe that the over-the-hill characters were still exceptional killers. Once everyone was introduced, the pace was OK. It wanders along the normal steps of an action movie, with not anything spectacular to bring up. With all this humdrum, it would be easy to think that the movie itself was not worthwhile. But bigger picture, it isn’t. If you aren’t a fan of the actors and the roles they are in, the excitement I had will not translate for you. “Red” is, at best, a fun way to waste a little time. It isn’t worth paying full ticket price; it is barely worth matinee prices. But if you like the idea of old secret agents coming out for one last hurrah, then go see “Red” in theaters. I will say it is worth watching on video, so grab it on redbox or Netﬂix some time when you need a dose of action/ comedy.
Frighten yourself with non-mainstream titles By Gabriel Stoffa Ames247 Writer Everyone watches at least one scary movie on TV at some point during the month of Halloween. Some people watch to be frightened. Some people watch to see gore. Some people watch with a desire to be thrilled. And some people just watch because they’re bored. No matter what reason you choose, make certain to get in the spirit of things and indulge that little urge you have to give in to the fright brought on by the unknown, the things that go bump in the night. The following list contains some lesser-known, or rather lesser-watched by the general populace, horror-style ﬁlms to leave you with a chill running up your spine. You’ll note a distinct lack of most of the mainstays people list when asked about horror: “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Friday the 13th,” “Halloween,” “Child’s Play,” “Saw.” This is because everyone knows them, and most of them suck due to sequels. There are still popular titles on the list, but they are more classics or simply outstanding ﬁlms, as far as the horror genre goes. Without further adieu: “The Wicker Man” — A police sergeant goes to a small island community to check in on a report about a missing girl. What he ﬁnds is a community outside the regular system of life. The people hold very pagan beliefs, and the mystery of the missing girl proves to
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be more sinister than meets the eye. Make sure to watch the old version from 1973 with Christopher Lee. The new one with Nicholas Cage is not the same thing, nor is it as good. “High Tension” — Two college students go out to the country for some relaxing and studying. When they arrive, a killer shows up at their home. It sounds typical, but this is one of the best horror ﬁlms I’ve seen in regard to story and violence. It is a foreign ﬁlm, but don’t worry — it’s in English. Modern horror ﬁlms should look to this as a standard for quality in the genre. “Rosemary’s Baby” — This movie is bothersome in that it makes you uncomfortable. I mean, come on. Roman Polanski helped write it and
directed it, and that man knows creepy, as he is creepy. A woman becomes mysteriously pregnant, and the events around her are devilish in nature. As an added bonus, it’s in black and white, which is something I happen to like. “Open Water” — The prospect of getting left at sea is beyond scary. This movie makes you feel small and helpless. It is sort of obvious, but the fear comes from the realism, despite the highly unlikely possibility that you would be left out at sea. “The Mist” — The movie itself is only slightly suspenseful. The fright level is not too high, and the monsters are kind of normal. Basically this isn’t special-effects driven, nor is it gory, nor is it knuckle-whiten-
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ingly fear-ﬁlled. What it has is a great ending and a little bit of that feeling of, “If this were me, I’d be dead.” “Seven” — Everyone should see this movie. It’s creepy and gory and makes you wonder, “What would I do here? Hmm, well, probably I’d be screwed.” Even if you’ve watched this before, give it another run. It’s worth the time.
their list of top horror ﬁlms. I have to agree. It is just creepy the way the alien goes along assimilating things and looking weird, and then the way people die, ugh. If you aren’t a ﬁlm buff, watch this just so you can see the way a good freakfest is done.
“Misery” — Stephen King really knew his stuff back in the day. Kathy Bates is marvelous as the psycho fan with her demented methods of restraint. Look for the scene with the woodblock, and you understand the frightening nature of this ﬁlm.
“I Spit On Your Grave” — Despite the terrible title, the story isn’t bad. A female writer goes out into the woods and ends up being assaulted and raped by some locals. She narrowly escapes death and goes on a revenge kick that is just disturbing. I recommend watching the original and the remake that just hit theaters; it’s one of the few horror remakes worth watching.
“The Thing” — A lot of ﬁlm aﬁcionados put this toward
“The Strangers” — A couple ﬁnd themselves being ha-
rassed by unknown assailants during the night in the middle of nowhere. That’s creepy in itself. Combine that with a solid script, and then have the bad guys actually use suspense as a means of breaking the captives down and you’ve got a winner. “The Poughkeepsie Tapes” — A killer tapes all of his insane activities, and that’s all you need to know. This movie will get right under your skin with its absolutely twisted events. If you really want to get a good fright for Halloween, watch this. You will be disturbed. Now, if you want to stick to the cheesy horror commonly found on TV, that’s ﬁne, but if you want to see something a little better than the garbage like the “Saw” movies, give these a whirl.
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By Allison Suesse Ames247 Writer Lyrica women’s choir will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall in the Music Building. The choir is composed of 80 to 90 women, mostly nonmajors, and is one of four other choirs that include non-majors. Lyrica will share Sunday’s performance with Ames Chamber Artists, a community choir. The Chamber Artists will be performing pieces it’s preparing for upcoming holiday concerts. Kathleen Rodde, the conductor of Lyrica and senior lecturer in music and theater, said the group will perform six selections of varying styles, including selections from Lithuania, Venezuela, England and the United States, and including a Shaker and a gospel song. Rodde said she selects music with variety, while keeping the audience in mind. Rodde said she thinks the audience will be pleased with Sunday’s closing number, a piece featuring the hammer dulcimer performed by Matthew Coley, head of the percussion division and lecturer in percussion. “I think the piece itself is a choir favorite,” Rodde said. Tickets will be $2 at the door for students and $4 for adults.
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Local bands battle it out Thursday before Seabirdâ€™s headline concert Four bands will compete at 4 p.m. Thursday on Central Campus for the Homecoming Battle of the Bands. Three judges will grade the performances of bands Tempest Rose, Shade, All The Way and Bombardier on their stage presence, crowd interaction, lyrics, musicianship and originality, said Courtney Blomme, sophomore in nutritional science and event co-chairwoman. After the Battle of the Bands is judged, Seabird, an alternative rock band from Kentucky, will take the stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Starting at 5 p.m., Hickory Park will have food on campus for $2. By Ames247 staff
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2012 Batman sequel resists trend of gratuitous 3-D fare LOS ANGELES â€” The next Batman sequel has a title: â€œThe Dark Knight Rises.â€? Distributor Warner Bros. conďŹ rmed the name for director Christopher Nolanâ€™s third adventure about the DC Comics vigilante hero, which follows â€œBatman Beginsâ€? in 2005 and â€œThe Dark Knightâ€? in 2008. â€œThe Dark Knight Risesâ€? is due in theaters July 20, 2012. Bucking Hollywoodâ€™s current wave of 3-D movies, Nolan is not planning to shoot the ďŹ lm in 3-D. Warner Bros. had agreed with Nolanâ€™s argument that the sequel should resist the 3-D craze, the director told the Los Angeles Timesâ€™ Hero
Complex blog, which ďŹ rst reported the movieâ€™s title. Nolan would not reveal what villain might appear in â€œThe Dark Knight Rises,â€? but he said it would not be the Riddler, one of the key bad guys in the comics and past ďŹ lm and TV Batman tales. Earlier this year, Nolan said he would not resurrect the Joker, the cackling villain played by Heath Ledger in â€œThe Dark Knight.â€? Ledger won the supporting-actor Academy Award for the role, a year after he died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
Homecoming Whether you belong to the greek community or not, Homecoming is a special time each year when the last few days of warm weather are ďŹ lled with school spirit and people with way too much body paint. Here are some ideas for a night out with that special someone that donâ€™t require another student loan.
date on a Dime Greek Lawn Displays Members of fraternities and sororities have spent weeks constructing elaborate displays and will show them off from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday. Take that special someone for a nice walk and share a few moments together before the snow comes and Ames Death Storm 2010-2011 is upon us.
Mass Campaniling Yes, it is the most cliche thing to do with your lover at Iowa State, besides things at Parks Library â€” you know, studying over a cup of coffee at Bookends. But how many times a year do you get to share a kiss along with several hundred kissing couples? Join in at midnight Friday underneath the Campanile.
The Pancake Feed Make a good ďŹ rst impression and Campanile before you get pancakes. The only people who are willing to kiss a syrupy face are the parents of 3-year-old children. So after youâ€™re done making a memory, do the classy thing and buy your special someone breakfast from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday on Central Campus.
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Thursday, October 28, 2010 Iowa State Daily | Page 7B
The average student spends over $720 eating out in a year and the average faculty or staff member spends around $1,272.
Daily Crossword : edited by Wayne Robert Williams
To the people who put their friends as siblings on facebook, I hope your mother didn’t get around THAT much... Just Sayin! ... $2 Hickory Park and a free concert? Boom. Done…just sayin’ ... Hey girl in front of me in chemical with really staticy hair...I hope you don’t mind when I bring in some balloons tomorrow to try some physical/ chemical reactions. ... to the girl at the rec that sprints by the window so people can see her but then walks the rest of the way...yes, i was watching you ... Across ACROSS 1 Fat job? 5 Interstate exit 9 See 12-Down 14 Pararescue gp. 15 Organic compound 16 Hanker for 17 Poet who wrote, about children, “And if they are popular / The phone they monopular” 18 Libertarian slogan? 20 Rich sponge cake 22 Pithy saying 23 NFL game foursome 24 Finish an ascent? 27 Buying outing 28 Cones and prisms 33 Farm expanse 35 Tidy up in a wood shop? 38 Grads 41 Sandwich request 42 Untrusting 43 Floor an oppressive boss? 46 __ scripta: written law 47 It’s often served with lemon 48 It can be rolled, pressed or stuffed 51 Value one’s vision? 56 Warrior trained by the centaur Chiron 60 It merged with AT&T in 2005 61 Be amazed (at) 62 Send a star pitcher for an MRI? 65 Like pretzels 66 D.C. underground 67 “Rigoletto” highlight 68 Concerning
69 Dust crops, e.g. 70 Certain NCO 71 A library book may be on it
DOWN 1 Airway termini 2 Stern with a Strad 3 Noodle topper 4 Useful 5 Proved false 6 “Star Wars” saga nickname 7 Code creator 8 Fabric fold 9 Günter’s gripe 10 Radio abbr. 11 300-pound president 12 With 9-Across, fairy tale ender 13 Great American Ball Park team 19 Checker’s dance 21 Flying prefix 25 One of 24 in un jour 26 Sci-fi writer Frederik 29 Sheltered side 30 “That’s my take” 31 Desperate 32 Charon’s river 33 __-da: pretentious 34 Juice: Abbr. 36 Orch. work 37 Flirt 39 NYSE, e.g. 40 Stride
44 Caustic 45 Edible part of a pecan 49 Doo-wop syllable 50 Like some supplements 52 Building girder 53 Many Nissan autos 54 Busybody 55 John with Grammys 56 Green dispensers 57 Wrangler, for one 58 Copernicus’s sci. 59 Bonus, in adspeak 63 Peke, e.g. 64 One might be bummed, briefly
Trying to stay friends with your Ex is like having your dog die and your Mom saying you can
Jokes For the Day
still keep it. Just sayin’. ...
Who won the skeleton beauty contest? No Body
I’m sure your drug dealer appreciates the order you’re placing,it’s the fact that everyone on ground ﬂoor of the library can hear you that he isn’t so
Why did Dracula’s mother give him cough medicine? Because he was having a coffin fit.
keen on... ... To the guy trying to text and ride his bike that almost collided with me, you’re an idiot and I should have hit you with my bike.
What was the witch’s favorit subject in school? Spelling
... The worst thing about livin with 3 females is hearin them argue (after they get back from the bars) about who is the best TeenMom,,TEAM MACI!! just sayin... ... To the guy who opened the door for me at the library on Friday..
a m i c i b e nv e n u t i !
thanks:) there needs to be more guys like you ...
Tip to all guys: gelled hair on a
• Hand-made Ravioli • Hot peppers and chips • Hand-stretched Pizza • Dessert Cannolis • Lasagna • Italian Grinder • Full Service Bar
daily basis is NOT attractive... just sayin’ ... If I’m walking on the right side of
823 Wheeler • Ames
the sidewalk or stairs and you’re
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walking right at me, I will not move. YOU are in the wrong. Just sayin’.. ...
Grabbing your girlfriend’s boobs
Daily Horoscope : by Nancy Black and Stephanie Clements
is your own business, please
Pisces: Call In An Expert.
Today’s birthday (10/28/10). Broaden your personal mission in life this year. To achieve this, deepen your spiritual connections. First develop a contemplative practice that relaxes your mind. Then acknowledge insights that come to you in that peaceful state. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- While sitting in a meeting, your mind’s ponders the dinner menu. Ask someone to pick up key ingredients on the way home, and get back to the issue at hand.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 6 -- You prefer a smooth course over high drama today. Others challenge your emotional base. Remove feelings from your argument by taking time to breathe.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Take time for yourself first thing in the morning. A good breakfast is key. Then go meditate, exercise or get out in nature. Tackle today’s business.
don’t make it your facebook proﬁle pic... ...
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Your recipe for today includes extra rations of compassion. Others feel the bittersweet taste of the moment as you celebrate the past.
To the pedestrians on campus, maybe if you looked up from your phone every once in a while, you might have seen me coming on my bike. Especially
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -- Devote maximum attention to your favorite person’s desire-ofthe-moment. It could be great fun to discover how to accomplish the improbable.
since we’ve been heading towards each other on the same sidewalk for the last hundred yards. ... To the kids walking around
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Take the group to a restaurant that serves a variety of cuisines. Be sure to satisfy the youngest person’s palate. Then everyone’s happy.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- Spend time today providing for the needs of others. Nurturing includes food and emotional support. One person goes home early. It’s okay.
barefoot, I hope you step on a tack or some glass. PS: I wont feel sorry for you. Just saying. ... Dear neighbor,
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Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Your partner brings a fresh sense of purpose to a difficult situation. Listen to the logic. It overcomes any fears concerning the future. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- To maintain emotional flow, first you have to get practical projects moving. Adjust your direction after that. Use the strengths of co-workers.
FAST FACT: POPULATION
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 5 -- You feel like you’ve been put on the spot by a sibling or friend. Work it out by using your imagination and intelligence. Humor helps. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 5 -- Your mind may be on food all day. You want to sample several cuisines. This may make dinner preparations complex. You could always eat out.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 6 -- If you split your attention now, you seem to get a lot more done. However, part of what you do will need to be redone. Do one thing at a time.
Go to the doctor before you hack up a lung! ... I heard the band Seabird has a free concert tonight-they opened for NeedtoBreathe & Switchfoot. Enough said…just sayin’
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Iowa State University’s students, faculty and staff total over 63% of the population of Ames truly making it a college town.