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Quirmbach speaks to PFLAG By Adam. Hayes iowastatedaily.com Sen. Herman Quirmbach spoke to the Ames chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays about the recent election results and what they mean to the LGBT community Tuesday night. Quirmbach was recently re-elected to his third term as an Iowa senator. He represents District 23, which includes Ames, and is also an associate professor in the department of economics at Iowa State. There were roughly 15 people in attendance of the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, everyone introduced him or herself and gave their reason for attending the meeting. After this and a few announce-

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Ames Hector Avalos, professor of philosophy and religious studies, explains his reasoning and logic for being an atheist. Photo: Bryan Langfeldt/Iowa State Daily

An unlikely atheist By Taysha.Murtaugh iowastatedaily.com Hector Avalos doesn’t drink. He doesn’t smoke or gamble, either. Avalos, professor of philosophy and religious studies, has been studying the Bible since he was a child. In fact, he was a child evangelist preacher. He’s also atheist or agnostic, depending on how one defines the word “God.” “Most people would say I look a lot like a conservative Christian,” Avalos said. “[I’m] not what they would expect an atheist to [look like].” With a master’s degree in theological studies and a doctorate in biblical studies from Harvard University, Avalos describes himself as a positive person who loves to learn and teach. He believes the

purpose of all knowledge is to help people and said his favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife. Avalos is the founder and faculty adviser of the Atheist and Agnostic Society on campus. He has written eight books on three topics: violence in religion, religion among Latinos and medical patients in the ancient world. While growing up, Avalos’ zealous belief in God ignited an intense study of the Bible. “I started by trying to defeat the arguments of the other side,” Avalos said, “and in the process I realized that my own arguments were not very good.” Born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, in 1958, Avalos attended the Church of God, a Pentecostal church. He said as a child he had powerful “spiritual experiences,” which he now says were caused by socio-psychological

factors. Avalos moved to Glendale, Ariz., to live with his grandmother when he was 7 years old. He became a child preacher, speaking about God before congregations of hundreds of people. “We talked about sin and salvation,” Avalos said. “That you needed to be saved because Jesus died for your sins, and it will help you transform your life. We were against abortion. We were against pre-marital sex. We were against homosexuality. We were against rock ‘n’ roll.” Avalos said he was determined to become a Christian missionary. In a testimonial which appeared in Freethought Today, a newspaper published by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Avalos wrote, “By my early teens, I was a zealous believer, willing to go anywhere, to suffer any sacrifice to preach the word of salvation to the ‘pagan’

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masses.” When a Jehovah’s Witness told him the Bible was mistranslated from its original Greek and Hebrew text, however, Avalos turned to studying in order to defend his beliefs. “I realized that to be a missionary for Christianity, you had to become a biblical scholar. You had to know the arguments of the other sides as well.” Avalos taught himself Greek and Hebrew and studied Aramaic, Akkadian, philosophy, theology and Near-Eastern history. “Most adults, up until recently, usually end up in the religion they were raised in,” Avalos said. “It’s not because they came to that religion through a long period of study or research, but they were just raised that way. To me that was not satisfactory.

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Council votes no on removal By Kayla.Schantz iowastatedaily.com Jane Graham, the artist who created the mural at Tom Evans Plaza in Ames, requested that the city remove four trees that she said reduce the visibility of the artwork. The city hired a landscape architect to review the issue. Donald Marner, senior landscape architect at Snyder and Associate, Inc., said in a letter to the council that his professional recommendation would be to leave the trees. He said the Japanese Tree Lilacs in the plaza do not have leaves for six months out of the year, so it is not a major blockage problem.

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Group works to create apps for ISU community Specialists develop mobile applications for students, faculty By Kaitlin.York iowastatedaily.com The Community of Educational Technology Support held an interest group meeting Tuesday for mobile

technology and mobile development. Faculty, staff and graduate students of Iowa State who are developing or plan to develop mobile applications were invited to this event. ComETS is an ISU community that promotes dialog and events focused on technology in learning and teaching environments, according to the group’s website. The community allows the sharing of ideas and resources and commonly features debates regarding the future of technology. The first topic discussed at the meeting was the new development of a mobile version of the ISU homepage. Designers have been working on this mobile site since December 2009. The site allows users to view pages that could be useful on the go. Each feature is provided Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

ComETS needs assessment results ƒ 99.15 percent of students at Iowa State own a cell phone device ƒ 63 percent of the student body claimed to own an iPhone ƒ 12 percent own a phone that uses Android ƒ 9 percent own a BlackBerry ƒ 5 percent own a Windows phone ƒ 89 percent of students allowed mobile access

Got an idea? Submit your idea for a mobile app that would benefit Iowa State at www.comets.iastate.edu in a large, bold text, making it easier for touch-screen users to select links and text boxes. Lesya Hassall, instructional development specialist of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, gave a presentation on a current project being developed for ISU dietetics interns. Each intern will be loaned an iPod Touch, which they use to download the specific application that allows them to access to the Blackboard management system. This gives them the ability to check messages, their schedules and oth-

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Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a young age, freshman Kelley Glanz had to give herself insulin shots before every meal for four years before switching to a pump that injects insulin throughout the day. Courtesy photo: Kelley Glanz

Benefit raises money for juvenile diabetes By Lindsay.Calvert iowastatedaily.com At the age of 8, Kelley Glanz began giving herself insulin shots after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is most often diagnosed in children and young adults. The body does not produce insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar from food into energy needed for daily life. Glanz, freshman in public service and administration in agriculture, was taken to a doctor after her parents noticed she was constantly tired and thirsty. Glanz had only been to the doctor’s office once during elementary school prior to her diagnosis.

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“The thing I remember most clearly about my experience when I was diagnosed was the doctors poking my finger. I was so sick of needles,” Glanz said. “I didn’t really think of diabetes as anything different at first. It just took me a long time to accept the fact that it was a

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Nobody’s Enemy: The Youth Culture of Iran When: 8 p.m. What: Neda Sarmast will present and discuss her documentary, “Nobody’s Enemy: The Youth Culture of Iran,” Where: Sun Room, Memorial Union

Planetarium Show When: 7 p.m. What: Planetarium shows will start at 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Free tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Where: Physics Hall

HANDS ON: Biology class goes on a scavenger hunt Ariel Jetty, sophomore in animal ecology, helps set up the boundaries for a lab experiment for Biology 312 on Tuesday on Central Campus. The experiment, similar to a scavenger hunt, involved picking up kidney beans in a certain amount of time. Photo: Abigail Barefoot/Iowa State Daily

Police Blotter: Nov. 6 Reece Schueman, 20, of Avoca, was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 10:56 a.m.) Kenneth Harris, 42, no address listed, was arrested and charge with fifth-degree theft. (reported at 12:57 p.m.) A vehicle that left the scene struck a fire hydrant. (reported at 1:38 p.m.) Brandi Freund, 19, of Lewis, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 1:56 p.m.) MacKenzie Templeman, 19, of Atlantic, was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 2:02 p.m.) A found cell phone was placed into secure storage. (reported at

THURSDAY Gold Star Ceremony When: 3:15 p.m. What: Annual ceremony honoring former ISU students who are named in Gold Star Hall. Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union

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2:11 p.m.) Thomas MacFarlane, 19, of Sioux City, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was subsequently released on citation. (reported at 3:31 p.m.) Matthew Epp, 33, of Omaha, Neb., was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 3:45 p.m.) Sidney Hoff, 19, of Lincoln, Neb., was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 3:48 p.m.) Mary Kalisek, 19, of Omaha, Neb., was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 3:48 p.m.) David Miles, 19, of Fremont, Neb., was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 3:53 p.m.)

Bennett Blane, 20, of Shenandoah, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication. (reported at 4:44 p.m.) Joshua Sorsen, 36, of Story City, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and public consumption. (reported at 4:44 p.m.) Sarah Cuva, 19, of Story City, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 4:44 p.m.) Anthony Stalbosky, 34, of Council Bluffs, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 4:57 p.m.) Joseph Betcher, 20, 3122 Frederiksen Court, was cited for underage possession of alcohol.

(reported at 5:02 p.m.) Gina Gore, 20, 318 Pearson Ave., was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 5:02 p.m.) Mark Gordon, 44, 522 Fifth St., was arrested and charged with fifth-degree theft. (reported at 5:05 p.m.) Mary Breyfogle, 43, of Panora, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 5:13 p.m.) Talan Melby, 35, of Logan, was arrested and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. (reported at 5:24 p.m.) Kaitlin Cougill, 22, of Aptos, Calif., was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 5:28 p.m.)

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ments, the oor was handed over to Quirmbach. Quirmbach touched on topics such as the Republicans taking over the Iowa State House by a 60-40 margin and how keeping the power in the Senate affects issues in Iowa. He also talked about the don’t ask don’t tell policy and how the judges not being retained affect the LGBT community and Iowa as a whole. “It’s a very difficult election, and it has implications at all levels, both state and federal,â€? Quirmbach said. Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and justices David Baker and Michael Streit were all voted off the Iowa Supreme Court in the past election partly due to campaigns launched against the judges led by former gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats. These campaigns targeted the judges because of the decision last year that marriage restrictions for same-sex couples were a violation against the state constitution. “You bounced out three judges, but the decision stays,â€? Quirmbach said. The decision to remove the judges will not affect the current law that legalizes gay marriage in the state of Iowa. Quirmbach also pointed out that two of the three judges that were removed were appointed by Gov. Terry Brandstad, a Republican, in his previous term as governor. The senator

er important information regarding their internship. For a brief moment, the results from the mobile technology portion of the ComETS needs assessment were discussed. The results indicated the majority of students on campus own a cellular device, with only 10 percent of those not possessing Internet capabilities. The needs assessment had an option of leaving a comment about what the student thought would make a useful application. A few thoughts were an application providing dining services information such as each menu and the hours of operation. Direct AccessPlus, CyMail and WebCT access were mentioned so that students could check messages from teachers, look at u-bill information and even register for classes on their smartphones. A detailed campus map and improved CyRide application were requested as well. Representatives from the University of Iowa spoke about the mobile applications they are in the process of developing. Bongo, or Bus On the Go, is an application that will allow anyone to view the location of each bus, the route and the time remaining until it reaches its next stop. Students, faculty and staff are all working to create more applications that will be free of cost for the student body. With the world’s shift to mobile technology and instantly accessible information, ComETS is using its knowledge to provide Iowa State with the latest in new and innovative resources.

>>COUNCIL.p1A Matthew Goodman, City Council member, disagreed with the recommendation presented to the council Tuesday night. Goodman said it is neces-

Herman Quirmbach talks about the possible impacts of the midterm elections to participants at the PFLAG meeting Tuesday at 420 Kellogg Ave. Photo: Yi Yuan/Iowa State Daily

said he wasn’t sure if Gov. Chet Culver would have enough time left in his term to appoint judges to the Iowa Supreme Court or not, and thought judges appointed that fast could potentially have a target on their backs. Despite some of the negatives that could be drawn

sary to stand back to be able to see the entire mural at once and that the trees are obstructing that view. He moved to remove two of the four trees. “A park is meant to be a

from the current elections on the Democratic side, Quirmbach said there are still some bright spots. “We’re moving toward a greater degree of comfort and a greater degree of acceptance, but obviously there is still work to go,� Quirmbach said.

discovery,� said Jeremy Davis, council member. He said there is “a lot of intricate detail on the mural� that is not possible to be seen from far away, and said that he would not support the motion.

The council members voted 4–3 against the motion to remove any of the four trees. The City Council was also presented with the proclamation for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness

>>GLANZ.p1A disease.� Glanz has had Type 1 diabetes for 10 years now. “I have grown used to it and learned to live with it,� Glanz said. Glanz gave herself insulin through shots before each meal for four years before switching to an insulin pump. The pump she wears is the size of a cell phone with foot-long tubing that connects to a catheter placed under the skin. The pump delivers short-acting insulin 24 hours a day to help keep her blood sugar on target. Before every meal, Glanz must enter in the pump how many carbohydrates she will consume. Glanz must check her blood sugar four to six times each day. “If I have low blood sugar I get weak, shaky and confused,� Glanz said. “I usually take Smarties candy or glucose tablets. If my blood sugar is high, I get tired and thirsty and need to take insulin to bring my blood sugar down.

>>AVALOS.p1A I wanted to know whether it was true or not.â€? The more he learned, however, the more he began to question his faith. During his freshman year of college at the University of Arizona, he reached a kind of epiphany. “Through the process of years of studying,â€? Avalos said, “I came to the conclusion that the arguments I made for Christianity were not the best, and that I could make just as excellent of an argument for other religions as I could for mine. “One thing led to another, and I realized that I did not believe in Christianity or that the Bible was the word of God, or that the Bible had any kind of divine origin.â€? Avalos said he also had a problem with the ethics of religion, including the endorsement of genocide, slavery and killing of children. He also could not ďŹ nd any evidence that the Bible was factual. “What I thought were very well-documented arguments with sources from their time turned out to have no sources,â€? Avalos said. “I thought there would be plenty of evidence for the life and doings of Jesus from his time. There are actually no documents from the time of Jesus about him.â€? Around the same time that Avalos reached his realizations, he became very ill. What had begun as a cold progressed into early systemic arthritis and conjunctivitis. Eventually, Avalos was diagnosed with Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a rare autoimmune disorder. Behind in school because of his illness, Avalos asked professors in biology, German and Hebrew if they would give him full credit for courses he had never taken if he passed the ďŹ nal exams. They said “yes,â€? and Avalos passed them all because of his program of selfstudy in high school.

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“A diabetic can eat anything they want, they just have to eat in moderations like anyone else and pay closer attention to what they are consuming.�

“Altogether, my ďŹ rst semester back I took 45 credits and was able to ďŹ nish my sophomore, junior and senior year in three semesters,â€? Avalos said. “One of my professors said, ‘You should be at Harvard.’â€? Through good grades, recommendations and academic scholarships, Avalos made it to Harvard. There, he earned a master’s degree in theological studies and was accepted into the Ph.D. program before becoming ill again. Avalos’ doctors gave him two years to live. “There is this old adage that says there are no atheists in foxholes,â€? Avalos said. “The idea is that when you’re faced with death, you become a believer. Well, I have faced death many times because of my illness. What has helped me is what I see helping me, which is medical science and my family.â€? Avalos decided to press on in his studies and earned his doctorate in 1991, making him the ďŹ rst Mexican-American to get a Ph.D. at Harvard in biblical studies. Despite his credentials, however, Avalos struggled to ďŹ nd a job. Because of his illness, he was severely disabled, and he struggled to breathe and speak.

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“Hardly anyone would hire me,â€? Avalos said, “until I came to Iowa State.â€? Avalos began teaching biblical studies and Latino studies at Iowa State in 1994. He said Iowa State was very accommodating to his disorder, giving him a classroom right across the hall from his office in Catt Hall. In 1999, Avalos founded a new organization called the Atheist and Agnostic Society. “Prior to ‘99, the word ‘atheist’ was like a dirty word,â€? Avalos said. “It still is, actually. People were reluctant to call themselves atheists, so they would call themselves skeptics or free-thinkers. I believe we were the ďŹ rst group to openly call ourselves the Atheist and Agnostic Society.â€? AAS celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. The organization was featured in an article in USA Today as a leader among secular groups. “We started out alone, and now there are many groups across the nation identifying themselves as atheist and agnostic,â€? Avalos said. “These groups are meant to serve the needs of non-religious students.â€? Kristoffer Scott, junior in electrical engineering and

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He compared today’s struggle for the LGBT community as something similar to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case that overturned Plessy v. Ferguson,. “I keep telling myself history is on our side,� Quirmbach said.

Week, which is Nov. 14–20. A new logo for the “One Voice, One Community� program that is part of the Awareness Week was designed by two ISU students and displayed for the council.

sure, blindness, stroke, kidney disease, nervous system disease, amputations and complications of pregnancy. Glanz is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, which is hosting a latenight breakfast, called “Alpha Grabba Donut,â€? on Thursday to help raise money to support the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation campaign to defeat diabetes one step at a time. “Diabetes is a large contributing factor to many deaths in the United States,â€? said Megan Clark, Alpha Gamma Delta philanthropy co-chairwoman and junior in kinesiology and health. “It is important that we support diabetes research,â€? Clark said. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certiďŹ cates in 2006, according to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet. Today, diabetes is the most rapidly growing chronic disease with 7.8 percent of the U.S. population having some type of diabetes. The average yearly health care cost for a person with diabetes is more than $11,000.

president of AAS, said one of the group’s goals is to humanize atheism and show that it is a valid world view. “We’re here to give an opportunity to everyone to speak their mind on religious matters without worrying about people condemning their views,â€? Scott said. In his biblical classes, Avalos said he has his students debate religious topics, such as the resurrection of Jesus. “His teaching style really encourages me to look deeper into texts and not take things at face value,â€? said Kristian Kline, senior in pre-business and one of Avalos’ students. “He’s a unique professor in that his class is largely based on group discussion.â€? Sarah Hilz, senior in sociology, has taken four courses with Avalos and said he’s very respectful of all religious beliefs. “He’s a challenging professor, and he’s kind of intimidating at ďŹ rst,â€? Hilz said. “But he makes you want to learn things and work hard in his classes.â€? Avalos said his courses are not meant to convert students to atheism but rather to show different perspectives of the Bible. “A lot of these kids come

here not even knowing there are other viewpoints,� Avalos said. “That in itself is an eyeopening experience for them.� Avalos said he loves to teach and believes that all knowledge is meant for helping people. “For all the scholarship that you can do, there’s nothing more important than learning those things that make your relationships better with your wife or your children or your parents. And if you have a Ph.D. and you can’t do that ... that’s one of the problems I see in society.� When Avalos tells people that he is a professor in biblical studies, he’s often asked what denomination he claims. People tend to be confused when he explains that he is atheist, but he is always willing to share his story. Avalos began his religious studies to defeat any argument against his faith in God. These studies led him instead to a faith in science and in family. “If you have someone who loves you as much as you love them, that’s about as good as it gets in life,� Avalos said. “If that doesn’t get you through, I don’t know what else can get you through.�

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Keep church, state separate after election In the aftermath of the election, we just can’t get a few issues off our minds. And they all tie back to the same concept — the separation of church and state. You might recall that a few Ames churches made headlines when they became satellite early-voting locations in October. While the churches were adamant that no electioneering would take place during sermons, we’re still skeptical that the people who voted at places like Cornerstone Church weren’t influenced by that particular church’s beliefs. Or by the fact that Tim Gartin, Republican candidate for the Iowa Senate who was defeated by Herman Quirmbach, is identified on Cornerstone’s website as part of the church’s “full elder team.” Let us also remember that the funding for Bob Vander Plaats’ “Iowa for Freedom” was a collaborative effort on behalf of national “family values” organizations — the Mississippi-based American Family Association, the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council, and the aptly named Faith and Freedom Coalition — to name a few. Highlights from the AFA’s Mission Statement, pulled from its own website, include: “Decency and Morality AFA works to promote decency and morals in American culture,

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pple computers: the pinnacle of excellence in terms of quality, durability and long-term use. This company almost closed shop in the dark ages of the early ’90s; it wasn’t until Steve Jobs himself came back to rally his troops that allowed them to regain the ground they had lost and to push for more. The company hasn’t looked back since those dark days, and with the most recent statistics revealing a solid 20 percent marketshare in personal computers, why would you look back? Apple computers are known for having an average lifespan of 2 to 3 years where most other machines barely hit 6 months nowadays. Keep in mind, you’re paying probably three times as much for your $2,000 MacBook Pro in comparison to most midrange PC laptops. I could buy five Compaq computers that although I know are garbage, I can literally treat them as such because I’d have four brand-new machines as backups rather that just one MacBook Pro computer. This level of quality, however, hasn’t been quite up to par within the last year or so. The first example of this was with Apple’s 27-inch iMac computers. They had issues ranging from displays locking up to the hard

drive running slow for no apparent reason. This didn’t get much attention because, quite frankly, those issues weren’t that big in comparison to what technical nightmare Apple had in progress: the iPhone 4. Picture this: The best phone in the world — with its awesome apps, the slick iOS4, and not to mention just being a beautiful phone in general — that can’t even make phone calls if you hold it the wrong way. How does one test, produce and market a phone that has issues with its primary function? Apple, that’s who. Apple has been known for its quality and ease of use. This is why those 20 percent of computer purchasers justify the high price tag on their Mac computers. But at what point does Apple need to make so many

computers, needing to meet the constant demand of consumers, that it can no longer make “polished” final products that don’t have all of these issues? Most recently Apple has had two more nightmares in the works. Early adopters of the iPhone 4 have come to realize that iPhone cases that cover the back of the phone cause the glass on the back of the phone to shatter. This has been acknowledged internally by Apple and has been addressed as such: It pulled all the cases that cover the back of the phone out of stores, leaving only the bumpers. Note how that solves the problem but doesn’t actually fix the defective phone? Even more recently Apple has unveiled its new MacBook Air. Low and behold, it’s having issues. Apparently Flash movies can lock up the machine and it will completely lock up anytime the computer comes out of sleep mode. Now, any company is going to have issues with its products as they come out, including Apple. But at what point do we have to stop and ask: Is the shiny electronic device you just have to have worth all that money you made over the summer? Or maybe you should be putting that money toward something else, something that won’t break. Maybe a Lenovo or Asus computer or even a Android cell phone rather than the iPhone?

1. to restrain evil by exposing the works of darkness and to promote virtue by upholding that in culture which is right, true and good; 2. to convince men of sin and drive them to Christ’s grace and forgiveness; and to 3. to guide and encourage Christians to liveout the new holy identity that is theirs as citizens of Christ’s kingdom. The Family AFA works to strengthen families, to protect families from government intrusion, and to preserve the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of a husband and wife. Religious Liberty AFA defends the rights of conscience and religious liberty from infringement by government and from subjugation in popular culture. Sanctity of Human Life AFA upholds the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, against abortion, experimentation that is not for the benefit of the subject, euthanasia, destruction of cloned embryos, and interspecies cloning.” Continuing: “..To that end, AFA spurs activism directed to: ƒ Preservation of Marriage and the Family ƒ Decency and Morality ƒ Sanctity of Human Life ƒ Stewardship ƒ Media Integrity” The difference between other people’s lives and fast food is none too subtle; so why do people get so angry when they don’t get to have it their way? Why do they expect others to be concerned with their every whim? When offense is taken by someone over something that has nothing to do with them, that’s called a personal problem. We aren’t mad, we’re just disappointed. Although having the Iowa Supreme Court Justices picked out of their seats is disheartening, LGBT marriage is still legal in Iowa.

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What gets my goat:

Drivers ‘operating over the legal age’ By Tyler.Lage iowastatedaily.com

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am not here to beat a dead horse. Most of us have lamented about being stuck behind an older person performing some ridiculous driving maneuver — typically driving half the legal speed limit with their blinker on while swerving between lanes. I also am not here to severely punish the whole for the actions of the few. I really have no idea what percentage of octogenarians and above are abominable autoists, but I do know that every driver deserves a fair shake. It is out of this sentiment that I propose a radical new approach to the problem of sporadic geriatric operators. “Operating over the age” should be treated similar to “operating under the influence.”

In particular, I propose a codified set of tests to be conducted once the driver has been pulled over. We would not even need to change some of the tests. Finger-to-nose test With drunks, this is merely a test of hand-eye coordination. In the upper echelon of age demographics, it can also serve as a test for range of motion. Walking the line Again, this test would be beneficial for the over-the-age in the same way as the underthe-influence and then some. It is still a test of balance, vision and corrective motor control. For the aged driver, however, a physical endurance test should be added — say walk 100 feet in less than a minute. Why? Because driving can

be physically taxing, and if you are unable to walk away from a smoldering accident at a decent clip, you probably should not be allowed to cause it. Reciting the alphabet backward This one is just as valid here as in the case of the drunk, and for the same reason. Both legally offensive states — age and drunkenness — detrimentally affect your ability to systematically cogitate. If a well-seasoned individual cannot outperform a whippersnapper on too much schnapps, neither should be able to drive. I recommend one additional test to assess the reaction time of the aged autoist. Catching the hard candy Because it is a rule that once you pass 70 years old you are

ethically bound to carry hard candy on your person at all times, it should be utilized. The test is simple. The officer takes the piece of hard candy and holds it at headheight. The driver starts with hands on hips. The officer then drops the candy and the driver has to catch it, or at least get close — we cannot punish for lack of athletic ability, after all. It will be used to assess reaction time, as well as quick-acting motor skills. Additionally, the officer will probably be able to score a Werther’s Original out of the deal. So, there it is. I have proposed a fully working plan. Now all we need to do is go arrest our grandmothers. I hope they didn’t bake cookies.

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Jesus wasn’t a politician By RJ.Green iowastatedaily.com

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y parents took me to church every Sunday, and I mean every Sunday. I’d say I logged a couple hundred hours as a good Christian when I was a kid. I’ve always been a skeptic. Nobody really “sold” me, I guess, or maybe I’m bitter toward whatever god people insist runs this mess we’re in. I guess enjoying my adventure as a biology major helps me embrace my heathenism, but that’s not to knock the believers. If people want to wake up on the only built-in hangover day of the week to get all spiffed up and hang out with a few other likeminded folks who all believe they need to sing bad songs and eat crackers and drink grape juice while professing to love the zombie-son-savior-earthenincarnation of the magical man in the sky responsible for all existence who loves you but will send the metaphysical component of your being to a lava pit

for all eternity because women can talk a man into doing anything, no matter how stupid that may be, that’s fine with me. Awesome. I’m not one of those quack atheists that insists on mucking up our sham of a legal system with frivolous lawsuits about what my little snowflake recites in the classroom, but it’s a valid point. I don’t mind proselytizing on the money, but “... one nation, indivisible... “ got it right the first time. If I’ve lost your friendship because of that teensy statement, dear reader, let me ask you something: Do you say the last lines of the pledge like you’re proud of your country, or like you’re reading them from a list? People tend to drone through the whole thing in a “duhn duhn duhhhhhhhhh” sort of cadence, but that’s for another column, dear reader, and not why we’re here. If someone wants to adhere to ethical standards arbitrarily plucked from the pages of the Bible, that’s their decision, but I’m tired of conservatives trying to placate the religious right by legislating “Christian values.” Stumping on a platform of

We’re force-fed diatribes about the evils of social issues that don’t have the Jesus stamp of approval.” fiscal responsibility and tax reform can be difficult, especially when one belongs to a party that preaches both yet facilitates neither. Both sides of the aisle are equally at fault for allowing sensationalism to take precedence over pragmatic discourse, but the right-wing spin machine deserves a prize for sheer hysteria. Rather than giving straight answers to real problems, we’re force-fed diatribes about the evils of social issues that don’t have the Jesus stamp of approval. Isn’t part of the privilege of religious freedom the freedom to choose which religion to follow? I’m of the opinion that legislating “Christian values” takes the choice out of that equation, never mind the buffet mentality modern Christians follow when

deciding which parts of the good book best suit their needs. The Bible says a lot of wacky things in regards to slave-owning and how to deal with Aunt Flo in the same sentences embraced by conservatives as justification for their crusade against equal rights for “the gays.” I guess the parts where flat-nosed or blind people can’t worship at the altar of God, that you’re not supposed to cut your hair or shave, or that you’re supposed to kill someone for not adhering to your religion doesn’t help in the clout department. That’s something that’s never ceased to amaze me — lots of religious people seem really proud to be part of their fan club, but not too keen on reading or following the handbook. If religion brings you comfort and solace, gives you some sense of purpose in this crazy life, that’s fantastic. More often than not, however, people thump their Bibles with self-righteous indignation in a smug display of vanity-paying dividends — socially and politically. I say keep the words of the Bible where they belong: in the Bible, and out of the law books.


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Committed, married sex is sexy By Curtis.Powers iowastatedaily.com

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like sex. I like oldfashioned, traditional, antiquated, married sex. Many of you are probably thinking, “What? Why are you married, Curtis? You’re only 23! Why just settle on one woman when you could have sampled a wonderful buffet of women?â€? Or something like that. That seems to be the common theme today. Have sex with whoever you want, whenever you want, with or without protection — and whether you know them or not, to hell with the consequences. Maybe that’s not you. That’s a pretty broad generalization, but it seems to a trend in our culture today. And for the record, I’m not perfect. While I’ve never had sexual intercourse with anyone but my wife, I was less than sexually pure with one of my two high school girlfriends — they’re only other women I’ve dated other than my wife. But that’s also why I’m writing here today. I can tell you that sex is good within the conďŹ nes of marriage. Being with only one person for the rest of your life is not as boring or crappy as one might think. Studies also point to that as well. An ABC poll reported that married/committed folks under that age of 30 are roughly 20 percent more satisďŹ ed and excited about their sex lives than single folks. I think part of the problem with the way we view sex today is that we equate sex with love. If you love this person, you’ll have sex with them.

Marriage is hard work, but the results are worth it, despite the modern trend of hooking up. Statistics show that married people report higher satisfaction with their sex lives than single people. Courtesy photo: Thinkstock

Love is really more along the lines of a deďŹ nition I heard from a talk given by Biblical counselor Paul Tripp. He deďŹ nes love as, “Willing selfsacriďŹ ce for the redemptive good of another that doesn’t demand reciprocation or that the person being loved is deserving.â€? Think about that. When you consider some of the best love stories you know, what comes to mind? How do those people love each other? Is it a situation both people just take and use each other like Tucker Max? Or is it more like Forrest Gump? I don’t know about you, but I cried a bit watching Forrest continue to pursue Jenny throughout the movie even when she continued to run away. Especially at the end of the movie after they marry. I’m crying right now just thinking about him taking care of her as she’s dying and he’s promising to take care of their child.

I think Tripp was also on to something when he states later, “I am persuaded by that much of what we call love isn’t love... It’s self-love masquerading as true love.� In other words, I love you because I love myself. You help me achieve some sort of dream I have in my life. I mean, why do we date the way we date? It’s kind of bizarre. Why do guys, who hate to shop, go shopping with their girlfriends? And why do girls, who hate sports, spend an afternoon with their boyfriends watching football? I think Tripp drives that home when he states the following, “Western culture dating, in my estimation, is just a step above used car sales. Because in this form, the last thing you really want is for this other person to get to know you because you’re selling yourself to this person.� Maybe that’s why we continue to have such problems

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with divorce. We change into another person in order for someone to date us and after people marry, suddenly this new person shows up. Oops. Sex also isn’t like driving a car. It is to the extent that it

takes practice before you get good at it and can please the other person. But it’s not in the sense that you need a “test driveâ€? to determine whether or not you should marry someone. After all, we don’t need to keep objectifying women by comparing them to things like cars. They’re people, not sex toys to be used like they’re portrayed in pornographic videos. And speaking of porn, I’d advise you to stay away from it because it re-wires your brain. Don’t believe me, ďŹ nd the link in this article online or do a Google search. Some are comparing its effects to cocaine addiction while others think it’s more of a compulsive behavior. Whatever the case, there is a growing number of divorces

with porn as a contributing factor over the past decade, according to a 2004 Time article. It makes sense to me. I looked at porn fairly regularly throughout my teenage years, and I must say that quitting porn has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It almost gives you new eyes in which to see the world. So be cognizant of what you’re doing and understand the long-term effects things like sex and porn can have on your relationships. Realize that commitment and marriage may not be a bad thing, even if they take a lot of work. Otherwise, you may be walking down a path to destruction. Sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancies and addictions are no laughing matter.

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istening to Eric Cantor, R-Va., talk to Katie Couric on Nov. 2, I was seriously afraid. He expressed to her his feeling that the majority of Americans want the health care bill repealed. Couric interjected that exit polls showed that 47 percent of voters agreed with the health care bill while 47 percent wanted a repeal of the health care legislation — basically a 50/50 RepublicanDemocrat split. Cantor then proceeded to note that 87 percent of Republicans and about 50 percent of Independents are against the health care bill and this “majority� has given him the mandate to kill that legislation. Now, I’m just an engineer, not a mathematician, but I don’t think that discounting

Democrats in your political math makes any sense. Mr. Cantor, are you saying that I’m a worthless nobody in your “minority� because I support the health care reform and generally vote with the Democrats? Maybe you just think I’m anti-American for supporting “Obamacare� and that’s why I don’t count as part of your math. I hope that in coming years this political black vs. white extremism will fade into distant memory. Why can’t these politicians work in shades of gray for the better good? I felt a little better after a few more people noted to Couric that it will be extremely hard for a group of Republicans who have gained seats in Congress to stop the progress of the health care

legislation, as any measure they support can be vetoed by President Obama and they don’t have enough votes to overrule his decision. This country needs health care reform, and the normal Republican party line, spewed again by Cantor about simply decreasing the cost of health care, simply will not work unless more people have health care insurance. It’s simple economics that if you want to drop costs, you get more people insured and you provide more regulation of this industry that never gives the consumer much of a say about how much they want to pay for a given operation or hospital stay. We’ll see how it works out, but I’m hoping for the best, for all Americans’ sake.

Letter

Student input needed Campustown looks to future

Luke Roling is GSB presi-

The redevelopment of Campustown is one of the most exciting projects the city of Ames and Iowa State have seen in recent years. Students and non-students agree that the area is in serious need of a facelift and an economic boost. We have been presented with a fantastic opportunity to make much-needed changes in the upcoming year. The city of Ames reached an agreement in the spring, naming LANE4 Property Group the master developer for the Campustown area, setting the stage for an infusion of new economic activity into the area. A vibrant, success-

ful Campustown can be an extremely valuable recruiting tool for our university and can truly enhance student life here at Iowa State. I have been very impressed so far in working with LANE4 Property Group. They have been very receptive to the needs of students, community members, Iowa State and others who have interests in Campustown. They have pledged to maintain a focus on the small businesses we currently enjoy, and I believe they will stick to this pledge. They recognize that students are the lifeblood of Campustown and are very in-

dent and a senior in chemical engineering.

terested in keeping activities and services student-focused. Their plans at this point are very preliminary and remain open to thorough revision as feedback is gathered. It is essential that we as students voice our opinions as plans for Campustown begin to take shape. LANE4 has made very clear that the project cannot reach its fullest potential without student input along the way. I would be happy to pass along any feedback to be sent to LANE4; please e-mail gsb@iastate.edu with any questions or comments you’d like me to send. I remain very optimistic about the future for Campustown and am looking forward to seeing plans progress in the upcoming weeks.

A note from the editor: Salutations! I’m popping in to inform you of some new up coming columns. RJ Green will be starting an advice column, and Gabriel Stoffa will be starting column that plays off of bar culture. The utility of both of these columns will be to entertain and humor you. Taking RJ’s advice seriously and doing exactly what he says might not be the best idea. He isn’t trying

to advise you, he is trying to humor you. Likewise, Stoffa’s column concerning bar life will also be entertaining. I think the columns will be well accepted and appreciated for what they are, and I look forward to seeing them in the opinion section in the near future.

Jason Arment

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DancerƒAppreciationƒWeek

Dance Marathon claims top spot in Big 12 ByƒFrances.Myers iowastatedaily.com

Last year, Iowa State’s Dance Marathon earned the right to the top spot in the Big 12. The group’s members raised more than $180,000 for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network. Dance Marathon made its debut at Iowa State 14 years ago, and it is now the largest student-run philanthropy effort at Iowa State, according to a Dance Marathon news release. The group has various fundraising methods, including the main event, the annual “Kickin’ it for the Kids” fundraiser. Students that have raised at least $200 for the organization come and spend the day with ISU Dance Marathon-sponsored families. “A large reason for [our] success is that Dance Marathon has become a tradition at Iowa State and more and more students are participating,” said Justin Van Wert, senior in agriculture business and recruitment chair for Dance Marathon. “In my opinion, we do a great job of recruiting and retaining dancers, which is an important part of being successful.” This week is Dancer Appreciation Week, where ISU Dance Marathon reaches out to registered dancers to check the progress of their fundraising, make sure any questions dancers may have are answered promptly and to increase their excitement for the event. Dance Marathon hosts several events and promotions during this week. At the beginning of the week, members of the Dance Marathon committee went around the resi-

DancerƒAppreciationƒ Weekƒevents Wednesday ƒƒ What: Scavenger Hunt ƒƒ When: 8 p.m. ƒƒ Where: Meet at Great Hall of Memorial Union. ƒ Open to anyone who is interested in participating. The members of the winning team from the scavenger hunt will win Dance Marathon apparel as well as eating privileges on the day of Dance Marathon.

Friday ƒƒ What: Silent Rave ƒƒ When: 11:50 a.m. ƒƒ Where: Central Campus

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David Svoboda helps Angela Nurestad serve a ping-pong ball during Dance Marathon 2010. Last year, the event raised more than $180,000 for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. File photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily

dence halls and put signs on dancers’ doors to recognize the dancers who will be at the Dance Marathon event in January. Claire Dupey, senior in childhood education and president of Dance Marathon, said that Dancer Appreciation Week is not only meant to show how much Dance Marathon appreciates registered dancers. It is also meant to help recruit and retain members. “Something that Iowa State and other universities struggle with is actually getting students to sign up, raise the money and attend the actual event,” Dupey said. “We know that if students partici-

pate once, they are hooked. So our aim with having an appreciation week is to let students know that they truly are a part of a wonderful organization and that we want to do all we can to support them in their fundraising efforts.” “This week is all about reaching out to these dancers to let them know how excited we are that they have chosen to be a part of this great organization,” said Kayla Hunefeld, senior in advertising and public relations director for Dance Marathon. “We wanted to promote the social aspect of Dance Marathon by hosting several fun activities throughout the week. It is our hope that dancers

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will attend these events and get to know people on their team that they might not know yet and get pumped for January.” In order to raise $180,000 last year, Dance Marathon members went canning during football games, held mini-marathons with area high schools, held raffles and worked with local businesses to hold “Giveback” nights where the company donated a percentage of sales from the night to Dance Marathon. “Although a big focus for dancers is the day-of event, ISU Dance Marathon committee members are hard at work year-round fundraising,” Hunefeld said.

College of Design faces major changes

Kumar Kautharapu, Alex Green, Diana Wright and Miles Moore with Michael DeLazzer, founder of Redbox DVD Kiosks. Courtesy photo: Judi Eyles

Conference connects students with leaders Last weekend, 24 students had the opportunity to travel to Chicago to hone their entrepreneurial skills. Between 1,300 and 1,500 students attended the annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Conference Nov. 4–6 and were able to explore different businesses and companies. The conference enabled students to meet different business leaders and create contacts and job opportunities for life after college. “You can go to the career fair, but you’re just another name, number and resume,” said Miles Moore, senior in finance. “But if you go to the conference you can meet the owner and have a better chance of getting into a company.” Students selected nine of the various sessions that were offered to attend. “The sessions were just really good,” said Judi Eyles, Entrepreneur Club adviser. “There were really good speakers, but it’s an overwhelming thing. There’s so much cool stuff to learn in two and a half days.” “Personally, I liked the speakers better this year,” said Stephanie Curtis, sophomore

in hotel restaurant, institution management. “Overall, I guess the main thing I learned was that networking is key to success. You could have all the money in the world, but if you don’t know anyone to help you, you won’t succeed.” The students were able to hear the stories of many influential speakers during the conference. Some of these speakers included Jimmy John Liautaud, the founder of Jimmy Johns; the founder of Redbox; and Madolyn Johnson, an ISU alumna. The speakers offered helpful advice on how to begin their own businesses, as well as how to be successful in them. “A few things I noted: ‘The only thing you need to start a business is a customer ... a paying one,’” said Diana Wright, junior in advertising, quoting Redbox founder Michael DeLazzer. “Overall, I learned how I want to go about my career path and just how a business while in college is attainable.” Of the 24 ISU students that went to the conference, seven had previously attended, Curtis, Moore and Wright being three of them. The group of 24 all took part in the trip for the opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship; however, they all had different

ISU’s Dance Marathon does not have a set goal for money dancers are to raise by the time January comes around, as many might expect. “I know that since we have come close to breaking $200,000 in recent years, it would be incredible to do so this year, but any amount of money that we raise makes a huge difference in the lives of children and families across Iowa,” Dupey said.

Restructuring

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ByƒMindy.Dickerson iowastatedaily.com

1. Iowa State University: $180,000 2. University of Colorado: $43,000 3. University of Kansas: $35,761 4. University of Oklahoma: $34,000 5. University of Nebraska: $29,000 6. University of Texas: $18,290 7. University of Missouri: $14,972 8. Texas A&M: $10,000 Texas Tech, Kansas State, Baylor, Oklahoma have not yet held a Dance Marathon.

areas of interest they wanted to look into at the conference. “I chose to attend the conference mainly to gain knowledge from successful entrepreneurs about their experiences in starting and running a business,” said Casey Frank, freshman in engineering. “I did just that, and even gained knowledge on how to invest and start online blogging.” The conference informed the students of various ways of creating and maintaining a prosperous business. They also learned that there is no predetermined age a person must be before they can start a business. “I learned that entrepreneurship can be started at an early age, and is best to start in college due to not having to pay rent or mortgage,” Frank said. Although the conference is called the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, students that participated did not need to be majoring or minoring in entrepreneurship. “I would just say that it’s a great opportunity for ISU students [any major] to get inspired to create their own lifestyle and not go down the traditional path,” Wright said. “It’s a great way to network and reach out to people you normally wouldn’t have the chance to.”

A cursory glance at the College of Design tells little about its current state of affairs. Asking some questions, however, will reveal that the college faces some major restructuring plans over the next few years. Ever since the induction of Luis Rico-Gutierrez as the new dean in June of 2009, plans for a re-design of the College of Design have been in the works. “The first thing I wanted to do was go through a strategic planning phase with the faculty,” Gutierrez said. “This is not simply change for the sake of change.” At the heart of this initiative is a basic funding issue. Iowa State is one of a group of land-grant universities in the United States, meaning that it focuses more on science and technology education options than on liberal arts and design. In order to help the College of Design mesh with the other colleges and the environment of the university, changes are being made. State appropriations are at an all-time low, nearly 20 percent lower than last year, Gutierrez said. This is the only time that

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student tuition has made more of a financial contribution to the university than outside funds. Changes Gutierrez plans to implement include strengthening the college’s research culture, attracting more students and making the degrees offered applicable to today’s hectic architecture-, design-, landscape- and computer-driven society. A focus on multi-disciplinarian education is also being addressed. Gutierrez gave an example of finding a way to provide fresh water to a remote village. You can’t simply use graphic design or landscape architecture to do a good job. You would need to blend all your education to come up with the best solution. Six new degrees are also being discussed at this time

— four graduate degrees and two undergrad options. The faculty plans to have this draw in more students and make the education received at Iowa State applicable later on in life. Another effect of this restructuring plan was that all the chairpersons became department directors, bringing a major change in the way things at the college are run. Since the chairpersons became program directors, they are able to more closely monitor their area of concentration instead of being spread thin across a wider range of majors and degrees. This allows them to do their job efficiently and personally. David Ringholz is the program director for industrial design. This is his first year working at the college, but he likes where the changes are headed. “Design had become less and less of a factor,” Ringholz said. “Historically it has always been funded less than the science colleges, but now we’re an aggressive growth model instead of a status quo model.” Ringholz said people are a little nervous about the changes, but they are also excited and watching closely to see the outcome.

GovernmentƒofƒtheƒStudentƒBody

Bill will allocate funds to social services if passed ByƒMichaela.Sickmann iowastatedaily.com If a bill passes Wednesday night at the Government of the Student Body meeting, $144,781 will be allocated toward the Story County Analysis of Social Services Evaluation Team. GSB hopes to focus on some main priorities for the money, such as programs and services that promote personal safety, with regards to violence and abuse and child care services. The ISU Skydivers hope to be sent to the United States Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championships in Eloy, Ariz., between Dec. 27 to Jan. 1. The group is asking GSB for $3,146.32 for travel, event and entry fees. The Winterfest committee is asking GSB for $2,300 to fund its Dec. 3 festivities and decorations at the Memorial Union.

Personalƒsafetyƒpromotions ƒ Infant and toddler care ƒ Substance abuse prevention and treatment, both group and individual care ƒ Programs and services that go toward domestic violence and rape ƒ Legal services that are not provided by Student Legal Services ƒ Services that enhance understanding of the community through service ƒ Other services that provide both a direct and indirect benefit to students.

Descarga Latin Dance will be traveling to the 2010 Chicago International Salsa Congress in February and is requesting $2,000 to fund the trip.


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Cornhuskers stay at No. 1, Iowa State holds at No. 7 1. Nebraska Cornhuskers Last Week: No. 1 (-) Key Player: RB Rex Burkhead: 20 rush, 129 yards, 2 TD Outlook: The Cornhuskers held on by shoestrings for their victory in Ames, without really playing a quarterback for most the game. Nebraska will definitely want its dual-threat quarterback under center as soon as possible, but Big Red is well on its way to the Big 12 title game.

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2. Oklahoma State Cowboys Last Week: No. 4 (+2) Key Player: QB Brandon Weeden: 34/42 pass, 435 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT Outlook: With the Weeden-to-JustinBlackmon hookup and Kendall Hunter out of the backfield, the Pokes look like this year’s Big 12 South juggernaut. Third in the country in points and passing yardage, if Oklahoma State is a legitimate BCS game contender, it’ll knock off Texas and Kansas the next two weeks no problem.

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3. Oklahoma Sooners Last Week: No. 2 (-1) Key Player: RB Demarco Murray: 25 rush, 80 yards, 1 TD, 10 rec., 67 yards Outlook: When Bob Stoops gives Demarco Murray 35 touches, he expects more than one touchdown. The Sooners were soundly beaten by Texas A&M on Saturday and now will need the Bedlam game against OSU to capture the Big 12 South.

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4. Texas A&M Aggies Last Week: No. 8 (+4) Key Player: WR Ryan Swope: 8 rec., 139 yards, 1 TD Outlook: Big jump in the rankings for the Aggies, after taking over the game against Oklahoma and winning three in a row. Tough schedule from here on out, but with Ryan Tannehill comfortable at quarterback, A&M is already bowl eligible, and it should be in a highscoring affair Saturday.

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5. Kansas State Wildcats Last Week: No. 7 (+2) Key Player: QB Colin Klein: 25 rush, 127 yards, 2 TD Outlook: The Wildcats only had to throw four passes to beat Texas. Daniel Thomas wasn’t even the leading rusher. On the down side, home games are over for the season, but the upside is huge for this team, which should have no problem getting to eight wins.

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6. Missouri Tigers Last Week: No. 5 (-1) Key Player: QB Blaine Gabbert: 12/30 pass, 95 yards, 0 TD Outlook: They only drop one spot, but the Tigers ran 40 less plays than Texas Tech and couldn’t even hit 100 yards through the air. The loss moves Nebraska to the top of the Big 12 North, and Mizzou has to rebound quick for a string of three divisional games.

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7. Iowa State Cyclones Last Week: No. 6 (-1) Key Player: QB Austen Arnaud: 21/32 pass, 203 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT, 13 rush, 63 yards, 1 TD Outlook: The Cyclones were one play from turning the Big 12 picture upside down and shaking up the status quo in the North. Instead, Iowa State needs to win one of the next two games just to get to a bowl game, and it looks like Arnaud and Alexander Robinson will be held responsible for getting them there.

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8. Baylor Bears Last Week: No. 3 (-5) Key Player: QB Robert Griffin III: 30/48 pass, 267 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT Outlook: Huge free-fall for the Bears, perhaps unwarranted, but they were down 34-0 at one point in Stillwater. We were waiting for this potent offense to collapse, and it did, looking thoroughly out-manned Saturday. All ranked opponents from here on out, so Baylor needs to win at least one to prove it didn’t just feast on a weak schedule.

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9. Texas Tech Red Raiders Last Week: No. 10 (+1) Key Player: RB Barron Batch: 28 rush, 134 yards Outlook: Quarterback Taylor Potts saved the game, but Tech’s commitment to the running game took it to victory over Missouri. The Red Raider defense came up huge, and fans in Lubbock are looking at a bowl game after a rough start to the year.

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10. Texas Longhorns Last Week: No. 9 (-1) Key Player: QB Garrett Gilbert: 32/59 pass, 272 yards, 1 TD, 5 INT Outlook: Gilbert was the leading rusher for Texas in Manhattan last week, in addition to his less-than-helpful five picks. Times are tough in Austin, and Mack Brown’s once-plush seat is getting a little warm.

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11. Kansas Jayhawks Last Week: No. 12 (+1) Key Player: QB: Quinn Mecham: 23/28 pass, 252 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT Outlook: Turner Gill’s squad had scored 40 points in four Big 12 games. They Jayhawks scored 35 in the fourth quarter Saturday. Either Kansas has a secret explosive offense ready to win out, or Colorado absolutely collapsed.

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12. Colorado Buffaloes Last Week: No. 11 (-1) Key Player: RB Rodney Stewart: 27 rush, 175 yards, 3 TD Outlook: Stewart is the key player, because the rest of the running game combined for four carries and -33 yards. How the Buffs blew their 28-point fourth quarter lead, we don’t know. We do know that this spot in the cellar is earned.

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Cyclones strive to stay at the top By Dan.Tracy iowastatedaily.com While the complicated BCS formula determines the destiny of the top-ranked teams in college football, for the ISU volleyball squad the formula is simple: Stay in the top 16. Among the 31 automatic qualifiers and 33 at-large teams that qualify for the NCAA tournament, a selection committee will determine the top 16 teams in the country based on Ratings Percentage Index, head-to-head competition, results versus common opponents and significant wins and losses. The 16 seeded teams are guaranteed first- and second-round matches against teams outside of the top 16, making it an easier path through the NCAA tournament. “We want to make our trip as easy as possible in terms of we don’t want to play a top-20 first-round opponent, so that will help our odds,” said ISU coach Christy Johnson-Lynch. Last season, the Cyclones received their first NCAA seed in program history when they earned the seventh seed. They were also able to host their first- and second-round games against George Mason and Wichita State. With five matches remaining in the regular season, Iowa State currently sits at No. 16 in RPI and No. 14 in the latest AVCA poll. The Cyclones dropped from the No. 12 spot in the poll this week following a 3-1 (19-25, 26-24, 25-22, 26-24) loss to unranked Missouri in the team’s return to Hilton Coliseum. “Every game that we lost was close, every game that we

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Outside hitter Victoria Henson jumps for a kill against Baylor on Nov. 3 at Ames High. The Cyclones hope to bounce back from a loss to unranked Missouri and stay in the top 16 volleyball programs. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

Football

ISU running game hits stride By Jake.Lovett iowastatedaily.com Ten games into the season, the ISU offense is getting on a roll. After struggling for much of the year to find a rhythm or perform consistently, the experienced group has averaged 365 yards per game and has scored 28.7 points per game over the last three games. And, since rushing for a season-low 59 yards against No. 6 Oklahoma on Oct. 16, the Cyclones (5-5, 3-3 Big 12) have rushed for 196 yards per game since. “We’re running the ball well right now,” said ISU coach Paul Rhoads. “I think that’s two-fold, I think that’s how the offensive line is playing and I think Alexander Robinson is back to form.” Leading the surge is the play of the senior running back Robinson, who has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of those three games, and is closing in on the 1,000-yard mark for the season for the second straight year. “For whatever reason, he’s playing faster, stronger, is seeing things better,” Rhoads said. “Some running backs get into a groove. He’s in a groove right now.” Robinson had a season-high 31 carries against Nebraska on Saturday and gained 101 yards, pushing him to 826 yards on the ground this season. He also four catches for 29 yards, including a 14yard score in the third quarter. “I was feeling pretty good physically before the game, and I think I’ve gotten myself into a little bit of a rhythm,” Robinson said. One of the reasons for Robinson’s most recent suc-

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Running back Alexander Robinson escapes from Nebraska defensive back Lance Thorell on Saturday. Robinson had 101 yards against the Cornhuskers in a 31-30 ISU loss. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

Swimming and diving

Team prepares for Northern Iowa meet Cyclones focus on fine tuning, strong mentalities in practice

vs. Iowa State (4-1)

By Nate.Ryan iowastatedaily.com

Northern Iowa (1-2)

Where: Beyer Hall Pool

As the ISU swimming and diving team continues training in preparation for Wednesday’s home meet against Northern Iowa, the key to success for the Cyclones will be swimming up to their potential. “We’ve got to come in and be our normal selves,” said coach Duane Sorenson. “[Northern Iowa] got a number of good individuals.” As the season reaches its midway point, the Cyclones continue their “fine tuning,” Sorenson said. That includes continuing to have a strong mentality going into the pool, which has been mentioned repeatedly to the swimmers. “That’s one thing we’ve been talking about,” Sorenson said. “The people who had a lot of success with it shared with the rest of the team how it all worked.” Success in swimming has a lot to do with mental aspects. But like any sport, the Cyclones have to go into the meet physically and mentally prepared. “You just can’t be physically ready and ‘out to lunch,’” Sorenson said.

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When: 6 p.m. Wednesday Notes: The Cyclones are coming off of a weekend sweep over Western Illinois and South Dakota State. Iowa State has won its last four competitions, following a season-opening loss to Minnesota in Minneapolis. Northern Iowa is coming off of its first win of the season, 154-146 over South Dakota on Friday. The Panthers lost their first two meets of the year, against Illinois State and North Dakota. In their last meet, the Cyclones won 11 individual events and two team events, including finishing first in the 400-meter medley and the 400-meter freestyle relays.

The ISU swimming and diving team cheers on fellow teammates during the swim meet Saturday. Iowa State beat Western Illinois with a score of 161-48, and South Dakota State152-83. Photo: Tim Reuter/Iowa State Daily


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Evans: ‘Players don’t agree’ Hawks player says lockout would damage relationship with fans By Charles Odum The Associated Press ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks veteran Maurice Evans said Tuesday NBA players aren’t buying David Stern’s recent call for a one-third reduction in players’ salaries. Stern said last month the league wants player costs to drop $750-800 million. “We definitely don’t agree with those numbers,” Evans said. “We feel like the game is really at a great place.” Evans, a vice president on the NBA Players Association executive committee, said the two sides may not be able make any substantial progress in the NBA labor talks until the February All-Star break, when all players are available to return to the negotiations. He said the league’s relationship with fans would be damaged by a lockout, especially in the tough economy. “If we have a lockout, it’s just going to set us back,” Evans said while distributing 1,000 Thanksgiving turkeys to Atlanta-area families in a program sponsored by the NBPA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “With the state the economy is in, fans are not going to want to keep getting slapped in the face with players and NBA teams, as fortunate as we are financially to even be playing a game for a living, to keep throwing it in people’s face that we’re not making enough money, whether it be the league or whether it be the players.” Evans said he has attended all the negotiating sessions open to players. He called Stern’s tough talk “just a negotiation tactic.” “The tone just depends on the perspective, our tone or their tone,” Evans said. “Obviously in Stern’s words right now we are far apart, but who’s to say we’ll still be far apart in June or July of this year?” Evans predicted there will be progress in February “because that’s a time period in which a lot of heavy hitters per se will be able to come in.” “Everybody will be able to be there and hopefully we’ll

>>SORENSON.p1B Dani Harris was one swimmer who mentioned her positive self-talk in the last meet, and she’s one who has been having success in the pool. As for the fine tuning, each swimmer is working on different techniques that they each have to improve for Wednesday. Meets like Wednesday’s are still to be used for preparation for the Northwestern Invitational on Nov. 19-21 and the Big 12 Championships. “At this time of the year, it is all about training,” Sorenson said. Diving coach Jeff Warrick is

>>VOLLEYBALL.p1B lost we had a chance to win,” Johnson-Lynch said. “We just got tentative and didn’t make very good decisions or very aggressive decisions at the end.” Keeping the Cyclones alive in numerous volleys was senior libero Ashley Mass, who compiled a season-high 31 digs in the losing effort. “Getting that many digs and not being able to execute is frustrating,” Mass said. “It’s definitely fun; getting the ball hit at me that much is nice because I get to dig that many balls. It’s exciting even though the outcome wasn’t.” For her sixth 30-plus dig performance of her career, Mass was awarded her third Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for the season. Mass is the all-time leader at Iowa State in Big 12 weekly awards with 15 over her fouryear tenure as a Cyclone. “Right now we need to win as many matches as we can, that’s kind of the bottom line for me,” Johnson-Lynch said. “We’re fighting to make sure we get into the tournament, we’re fighting for the best seed we can get, we’re fighting to host; so those things are in the back of my mind as what we’re fighting for right now.” On the ISU side of the net, two players are also battling for playing time as junior rightside hitter Kelsey Petersen and freshman right-side hitter/middle blocker Tenisha Matlock have been sharing sets at right-side hitter. Petersen started the first 18 matches but has since been replaced by freshman Tenisha Matlock in the starting lineup. “It’s been frustrating, but it’s also good to have Tenisha get some time in and for me to get time in, so it’s frustrating but it’s also a good experience for both of us,” Petersen said. Petersen has played in both of the Cyclones’ last two NCAA tournament trips and is anxious to see how JohnsonLynch will divvy up the playing time. “It makes me really nervous to see who’s going to play in NCAAs or not, but whoever is playing, me or her, I hope we do really well and if one of us is struggling, I hope the other person comes in and just takes over,” Petersen said.

cess has been his health, a problem in the past for the Minneapolis native. Even though Robinson did miss part of the Cyclones’ games against Utah and Oklahoma with foot and ankle injuries, the ISU coaching staff was able to lighten his load by using freshmen running backs Shontrelle Johnson and Jeff Woody. However, now that Robinson has returned to near 100-percent health, his carries per game have increased from 13 per game over the season’s first seven games to 24 in his last three. “[Running back’s coach] Ken Pope does a nice job of making

adjustments to certain personnel based on play selection and the freshness of a player,” Rhoads said. The play of the offensive line has also improved as of late, leading to more holes for Robinson to run through. A unit that returned three starters from the 2009 season, a year that the ISU offense was third in the Big 12 in rushing yardage. “It’s usually what you see at the end of the season,” said left tackle Kelechi Osemele, who has started 25 straight games along the ISU front line. “Teams start to gel a little bit, they start to get a feel for where the holes are going to be.”

Cyclones prepare to face Colorado program coping with loss of coach David Stern walks around the basketball court before the Los Angeles Lakers’ home opener basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles on Oct. 26. Photo: Chris Carlson/The Associated Press

be able to make some headway,” he said. League owners are seeking major changes to the current CBA that expires June 30. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver said the league has told the union that owners project leaguewide losses of about $340-350 million this season. Billy Hunter, the executive director of the players association, has said the league’s stance could lead to a work stoppage. Evans wouldn’t rate the odds of a lockout. “We don’t want to encourage a lockout at all,” he said. Evans said some teams’ finances have been hurt by bad decisions. “What we do believe is with the current system in place there’s enough restraints within the system that they can police themselves,” Evans said. “The system has proven to work that we have in place. Hypothetically, if a GM has approved a bad contract, yes it’s going to reflect poorly on your franchise.” Evans and Hawks teammate Etan Thomas both distributed turkeys Tuesday as part a campaign sponsored by the NBA Players Association. During the campaign, players will distribute turkeys to more than 8,000 families in NBA cities.

excited to be seeing a familiar face Wednesday night. Northern Iowa’s diving team is under the direction of new coach Lori Meierbachtol. “She was actually my high school diver,” Warrick said. “I think she’s going to do a great job there.” Northern Iowa is young in the diving pool, but Warrick said his divers still have to be as prepared as if they were facing an experienced diving team. He’s also not worried about any lack of effort. “I don’t see any signs of slowing down,” Warrick said. “They’ve been mentally tough.” Warrick said he’s challenged his

Mass has started in every NCAA tournament match for the Cyclones since 2007 and sees that, despite the pair of regular season losses to unranked opponents, this team has just as much potential in the NCAA tournament as the last three squads. “I think we have a lot of potential, and I think [compared to] the last three years we look the same with the opportunity we have to make it far in the tournament,” Mass said. “We

divers to behave the way they want to feel and the feelings will fall into place. This year there has been one word that comes up with Warrick and his diving team: consistency. He stressed that the Cyclones have to continue to fine tune to nail that consistency. “In the end, it comes down to consistency,” Warrick said. For a diver that means being constant with the things they can control like their posture, for example. Wednesday’s meet begins at 6 p.m. at Beyer Hall Pool. Admission is free.

definitely just have to win the rest of our games and stay focused and realize that we have a chance to make it far in the tournament.” With a pair of AllAmericans in Mass and senior outside hitter Victoria Henson, Johnson-Lynch said that with that experience, she thinks this team is ready for the NCAA tournament, which begins in 22 days. Of their five remaining

Tuesday, Colorado released coach Dan Hawkins from his coaching duties after five years leading the program. The Buffaloes were 19-38 under Hawkins, who was hired in December of 2005. The release of the Buffaloes’ coach means that former assistant coach Brian Cabral will act as the interim head coach through the end of the season. Several of the ISU seniors were in a situation similar to Colorado’s in 2006 when former ISU coach Dan McCarney coached the season’s final two games, knowing he was likely done as the coach at the end of the season. “They’re going to be thinking, ‘Let’s do it for us, let’s do it for

the team,’” said ISU quarterback Austen Arnaud, a redshirted freshman during McCarney’s final season. Arnaud “They’ll want to go out on top and they’re going to play really hard on Saturday.” Iowa State beat Missouri 21-16 in McCarney’s final game as the ISU coach, something that the players remaining from that team said makes Colorado dangerous Saturday. “There’s no throwing it in,” Arnaud said. “Those guys are going to play harder than they ever played this year.

Lamaak recovering from injury ISU center Ben Lamaak missed the Cyclones’ game with Kansas due to a knee injury, but returned to play nearly the full game against Nebraska on Saturday. Despite playing injured, Lamaak led the Cyclone offense, particularly the ground game, to 360 yards. “He was hurting, and to go out and play against that defensive line and be able to perform at a high level like he did, I think he graded out as our second-best offensive lineman for the game,” Rhoads said. Lamaak, a senior, has 41 career starts for the Cyclones and may be a selection in next April’s NFL draft. “Here’s a guy that, in a few months, has got a chance to be drafted or get into an NFL camp,” Rhoads said. “He’s out there playing hurt against one of the best defenses in

regular-season opponents, the Cyclones will only face two teams that have been in the polls this season in Oklahoma and No. 7 Texas. However, Mass and the Cyclones know after the Kansas and Missouri losses to not look past any unranked opponents. “Yeah, we have had some bumps in the road this season, more than usual, but I think that’s going to make us better in the end,” Mass said.

the country, and he’s doing that to help his football team win football games.” Overall, the team’s health has Lamaak improved over the past several weeks. Robinson has recovered from his foot and ankle injuries, Lamaak is back after injuring his knee and Arnaud, who was injured against Nebraska, walked without a limp on Monday after having his ankle heavily wrapped and iced following the game. “I believe that every team has an identity, and one thing we talked about our identity yesterday was toughness,” Rhoads said. “Part of that toughness is being healthy through 10 football games.”

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Ichiro ties Golden Glove record By Ben Walker The Associated Press NEW YORK — Ichiro Suzuki won his 10th straight Gold Glove for a full season of ďŹ elding excellence. Mark Buehrle won again, perhaps clinching his spot with an acrobatic play on opening day. Derek Jeter, well, his selection is likely to set off another loud round of dispute over whether the award is relevant anymore. Rawlings announced the American League honors Tuesday. Managers and coaches vote for players in their leagues and can’t pick players on their own teams. Also chosen were ďŹ rst baseman Mark Teixeira and second baseman Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees; third baseman Evan Longoria and outďŹ elder Carl Crawford of the Tampa Bay Rays; Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer and Seattle outďŹ elder Franklin Gutierrez. The NL awards will be announced Wednesday. Suzuki tied the AL record for Gold Gloves by an outďŹ elder shared by Ken Griffey Jr. and Al Kaline. The Seattle right ďŹ elder has won every year he’s been in the big leagues. The overall record for outďŹ elders is held by Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente with

12 each. The awards started in 1957, so there’s no telling how many Mays, Clemente or others might have won before then. Angels outďŹ elder Torii Hunter’s streak of nine in a row ended this season. Jeter won for the ďŹ fth time at shortstop — at 36, the New York Yankees captain is the oldest AL shortstop to win the Gold Glove since Luis Aparicio was the same age in 1970. Only Ozzie Smith, Omar Vizquel, Aparicio and Mark Belanger have won more total Gold Gloves at shortstop than Jeter. “It is a tremendous honor to receive the Gold Glove award, especially since this recognition comes from managers and coaches for whom I have a great deal of respect. It is particularly gratifying to be recognized for defense, as it is something I take a lot of pride in and am constantly working to improve,â€? Jeter said in a statement. Jeter was charged with just six errors and had a careerhigh .989 ďŹ elding percentage, both best among full-time AL shortstops. But modern ďŹ elding charts and rankings consistently put Jeter in the bottom half of their ratings. Two websites that study glovework — www.fangraphs.com with its Ultimate Zone Rating and

www.ďŹ eldingbible.com — listed Chicago’s Alexei Ramirez as the top-ďŹ elding AL shortstop with Jeter nowhere close to even middle-of-the-pack status. Ramirez made 20 errors and had a .974 ďŹ elding percentage. “I think a lot of errors he got were plays that others wouldn’t have gotten to,â€? Buehrle said on a conference call. “I think he was deserving.â€? “I don’t see Derek play every day,â€? he said. “I think there are a lot of guys who could’ve won it.â€? Jeter’s range seemed to noticeably decline — he’s never been the best at getting to balls up the middle. This season, it seemed more grounders into the hole got through, too, with third baseman Alex Rodriguez ranging less and less to his left. For years, some fans have viewed the Gold Gloves as mostly a popularity contest, even suggesting that a player’s performance at the plate helped draw extra attention to his glove. Jeter’s wins have often served as a lightning rod for that debate. Serious questions about the Gold Gloves have stirred for more than a decade, growing ever since Rafael Palmeiro won the award at ďŹ rst base in 1999. He played there only 28

games for Texas that season, spending most of the year as a designated hitter. Buehrle was an easy choice for his second Gold Glove — he became the ďŹ rst pitcher with multiple no-hitters and Gold Gloves on his resume. He had a 1.000 ďŹ elding percentage in 50 chances this year and led major league pitchers with a career-high 11 pickoffs. The lefty was the leading candidate from Day One, with his play in a 6-0 win over Cleveland. Buehrle stuck out his leg and deected Lou Marson’s hard one-hopper into foul territory beyond the ďŹ rst-base line, scrambled off the mound and used his glove to ip the ball between his legs to get the out. “I had people saying all year that the one play won it,â€? Buehrle said. Gutierrez, who plays center ďŹ eld, Crawford and Cano also won for the ďŹ rst time. Crawford became a free agent when the season ended and is unlikely to re-sign with Tampa Bay. Teixeira became a fourtime winner, Mauer won his third Gold Glove and Longoria earned his second. Gutierrez and Suzuki each receive $50,000 bonuses. Buehrle, Crawford, Longoria and Mauer get $25,000 apiece.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chad Knaus defended the decision to dump Jimmie Johnson’s crew with two races remaining, a move he said was done for the overall good of Hendrick Motorsports. “I don’t think people understand it’s not an easy decision,â€? the crew chief said Tuesday, a day after Hendrick Motorsports said Jeff Gordon’s crew would pit Johnson for the rest of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. “There are emotions involved. We love our guys. We eat, sleep, drink with them. We win with them and we lose with them. But ultimately it is bigger than seven guys. We are 520-people strong here (at Hendrick Motorsports).â€? Knaus benched his crew in the middle of Sunday’s race when an accident knocked Gordon out of the race and his crew became available. The No. 48 team had slogged through a pair of pit stops that had cost Johnson, the four-time defending NASCAR champion, valuable track position. Even though Gordon’s No. 24 crew was awless the remainder of the race, Johnson ďŹ nished ninth and dropped out of the points lead this late in a championship race for the ďŹ rst time since 2005. Race winner Denny Hamlin took over the points lead, and Johnson goes into Phoenix this weekend trailing by 33

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points. Knaus said Gordon’s accident gave the organization a rare opportunity to make a change on a day the No. 48 team wasn’t performing. “It was a unique situation,â€? Knaus said. “They’re crashed out, they’re sitting there and our guys are struggling. To not do that would be a mistake.â€? Knaus also downplayed the signiďŹ cance of making a move viewed by many

as cutthroat for a four-time championship winning team. “I hate to say this as bluntly as it is, but it’s like changing a spring or changing a shock,� he said. “You have to put the best components together to try to win the championship. Unfortunately, we’re not in the situation where (Gordon) can win the championship right now from this building, and that’s what it’s about — this building.�


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Mid-majors poised for championship breakthrough By John Marshall The Associated Press

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Gordon Hayward’s halfcourt heave looked true when it left his hand and Butler’s improbable national-title run appeared to be getting a magical ending. It missed, just barely, clanging off the backboard then rim, and the title went to perennial powerhouse Duke instead of the Bulldogs. There was a glass-half-full aspect to Butler’s oh-so-close run last season, though: It gave the Bulldogs and the rest of the country’s mid-majors more reason to believe they can break the major-conference stranglehold on national titles. And, based on the recent showings by the mid-majors, there won’t be as much eyebrow raising when they do. “I don’t think it is a surprise if somebody advances through the tournament,� said Arizona State coach Herb Sendek, a former MidAmerican Conference coach of the year while at Miami (Ohio). “That’s one of the beauties of college basketball. That’s why we call it March Madness.� For years, the only madness came really early in the tournament, the

upsets rare enough to be considered ukes. That’s changed over the past decade or so as programs like Gonzaga, Butler, Xavier and Memphis have become consistent winners, annual NCAA Tournament teams capable of making deep runs. George Mason had one of the most talked-about deep-bracket runs by reaching the 2006 Final Four and mid-majors have played in the national championship game three times — Utah, Memphis and Butler — since 1998. Last season, Butler was joined in the round of 16 by Cornell, Saint Mary’s, Xavier and Northern Iowa, which knocked off top-ranked Kansas on Ali Farokhmanesh’s 3-pointer in the second round. This rise of the mid-majors has been a gradual evolution. Emphasis has been part of it. Unable to compete with big-money football programs, mid-majors have turned their focus to men’s basketball as a way to gain attention and, in turn, money. Schools have built new arenas and upgraded facilities, forked out big salaries to keep their coaches from leaving for larger programs, expanded their recruiting

reach. An inux of cable and network sports channels has given programs more exposure, too, since games involving the increasingly popular mid-majors are a great way to ďŹ ll time slots. The NCAA also has emphasized strength of schedule in its tournament selection process in recent years, meaning big schools could no longer bypass games against tough mid-major schools for win-padding patsies. This, in turn, has boosted the strength of schedule for the midmajors, increasing their chances of getting into the tournament. There’s also been a decrease in available scholarships at a time when more kids are playing basketball. According to a 2009 study by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, basketball is by far the most popular sport for kids 6 and older, with more than 26 million participants compared to 15 million in baseball and 14 million in soccer. All those kids are looking for places to play and the mid-majors are often a place where good players can play right away instead of sitting at the end of the bench at a bigger program.

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Men’s Grooming 101 BY Lauren Lindeman ISD STYLE WRITER Men’s grooming is something that is not usually of high priority. However, that was not the case when I visited The Groom Room in Ames and spoke with the owner, Troy Tinnean, about the importance of men’s grooming.

Cologne “Your cologne should enter the room when you do, and exit the room when you do,” Tinnean said. Cologne should be applied in a “tailoring” manner, which means spraying a little cologne on the back of the neck and the part of the shirt the neck hits. The neck is the first place that gets the warmest, so instead of the scent coming off as overwhelming, it will be just the right amount so others will think you smell great.

Choosing a scent for the season is also very important. For the fall and winter seasons, choose spicier and more woodsy scents. For summer and spring, use a cologne with more citruslike undertones. American Crew Classic fragrance is a cologne that is highly recommended for all seasons, including undertones and a scent that wears perfectly well all year round.

Shaving Tinnean views shaving as a time for men to relax and prepare for their day. He also stressed the importance of shaving preparation. Prep the face by using a hot towel or a pre-shave oil, lathering and shaving, and using the right moisturizer or aftershave is the key to a great shave every time. As far as facial hair trends, Tinnean said he has seen more clean-cut, preppy and Ivy League looks, rather than

the typical scruffy looks. And as far as “no-shave-November” goes, that is also being phased out because the customers — who are mainly college men — are going for a more clean-cut look nowadays. The main piece of advice Tinnean gave was for me to take time shaving. Shaving should be enjoyable since it is such an important part of a man’s daily grooming habits and look.

Hair As seen with the facial hair styles, shaggy hair is on its way out and making room for the preppy, clean-cut look. A trend Tinnean has noticed is that men don’t know what product to use with the hairstyle they are trying to achieve. If you are looking for more of a sleek, groomed look, he recommended Crew’s pomade or the light-hold styling creme. For a shorter, more textured look, try the Crew fiber, a very popular product. As far as products go, as mentioned before, it varies on the look you are try-

ing to achieve. Different styles call for different amounts of product and different ways of styling with those products. A tip to keep your haircut looking fresh is to get regular touchups. By getting touchups every so often, it will make your haircut last longer and keep you looking fresh. In the words of Tinnean, “Look better, feel better … think better.” For more helpful hints, visit www.thegroomroom.com. Photos: Lauren Lindeman/Iowa State Daily

Setting the stage for fashion BY Allison Butler ISD STYLE WRITER Being fashionable as a male can sometimes be a daunting task. Following the latest trends can put you in a state of vulnerability, facing possible stares, gawks and whispers. An example of someone who is doing it well and with confidence is Nick Pfantz. Pfantz, a senior in advertising and marketing, described his style in one word: versatile. “I always like to mix things up; nobody wants to get stuck in a rut,” he said. Pfantz uses pop icon Justin Timberlake for style inspiration — he idolizes his clean, confident and put-together style. One item that shows Pfantz’s style is his jeans. “I have way too many of them for my own good, but they are a practical purchase,” he said. “You can wear them all year round, they will never go out of style and if they are good quality, they will last

you a long time.” When it comes to walking on campus, Pfantz tends to get looked at a little different than your average student in a hoodie and sweat pants. He said, “People can be cruel, but as Iowa State students, we all have to remember that we are in Iowa and not on the coast, so anything too out of the ordinary will get some serious stares. As long as you try to express yourself and are confident doing it, that is true style.” Some view style as just what you are wearing but it’s really more about how what you’re wearing makes you feel, Pfantz said, “if you aren’t comfortable and secure in what you are wearing, then you won’t pull off the look. It is critical to just be yourself and love doing it.” So be bold, choose a style and stick with it no matter what others think.

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Top 10 men’s do’s and don’ts for fashion BY Allison Butler ISD STYLE WRITER Staying up to date with all of the latest fashions and trends can not only be time consuming but also expensive. While being “trendy” is a plus, there are some basic do’s and don’ts that should always be followed no matter what. Stick with these 10 tips, and you’ll be sure to impress this coming fashion season. 1. Don’t overuse cologne — two or three sprays is enough.

7. Don’t flash designer labels — it only makes you look self-centered and materialistic.

2. Do dress for the weather — if you’re wearing shorts in the dead of winter, it’s not style, it’s idiotic.

8. Do wear clothes that fit well. Stay away from too big or baggy, and definitely stay away from too small.

3. Don’t wear jorts ... ever!

9. Don’t pop your collar or wear overly embellished shirts, i.e. Ed Hardy.

4. Do mix and match prints. 10. Do be confident in what you’re wearing. 5. Don’t wear your sunglasses inside or at night. 6. Do match your belt and shoe color. Photos courtesy: Thinkstock


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Payton Hand, sophomore in mechanical engineering, attempts slacklining Tuesday on Central Campus. Slacklining is a form of balance sport. Photo: Karuna Ang/Iowa State Daily

Eric Anderson, sophomore in chemistry, plays with his puppy, Gabby, on Tuesday on Central Campus. Anderson takes Gabby for walks on days with good weather. Photo: Shiyao Liu/Iowa State Daily

Lindsay Monday, left, freshman in pre-business, and Natalie Filenko, open-option freshman, talk to Filenko’s boyfriend through Skype on Tuesday on Central Campus. Photo: Karuna Ang/ Iowa State Daily Leah Rodewald, sophomore in pre-diet and exercise, plays with Gabrielle, a black labrador and German shepherd mix, Tuesday on Central Campus. Photo: Karuna Ang/Iowa State Daily

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