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Regents deny student appeal assumed related to Bubu Palo Former basketball player said board would hear his bid By Alex.Halsted @iowastatedaily.com The Board of Regents denied the appeal of what is expected to be that of former ISU guard Bubu Palo on

Wednesday. Palo told the Daily on Wednesday his appeal to be reinstated by the Board of Regents was to be heard the same day. Only one student appeal was heard by the

board Wednesday afternoon, and it was unanimously denied. The board didn’t name the student whose appeal was denied, citing student privacy laws. “What I can say

is the board affirmed [ISU President Steven Leath’s] decision,” said Bruce Rastetter, president of the Board of Regents. “Under our rules on student privacy that the board has to operate under, we cannot deal with the detail ... of naming a student.”

Iowa State announced Aug. 31 that Palo would no longer be a member of the ISU men’s basketball team. Palo was charged in September 2012 with second

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Kingland Systems has proposed a compromise to prohibit certain business and shops from their expansion project, thus keep the ground floor strictly open for retail businesses.

City Council, company try to reach agreement on Campustown retail By Emelie.Knobloch @iowastatedaily.com A compromise by Kingland Systems for the Kingland Redevelopment Project was brought to the city council’s attention over Fall Break. Kingland Systems has proposed to

prohibit adult entertainment facilities, a casino, gambling, a firearms shooting range, a massage parlor and a hot tub facility uses in the expansion project. Kingland Systems has also proposed that a drive-through be prohibited unless later approved by city council. “I believe that it is in the students’ best interest to keep the first floor retail space,” said Alexandria Harvey, student body representative for city council. A compromise between Kingland Systems and the City regarding retail

space after the contract expired was passed. “I would more comfortable with a contractual agreement that guaranteed the first floor stay retail in perpetuity or that a standard be set in place to ensure they charge a fair market rent,” Harvey said. The compromise obligates Kingland Systems to keep 75 percent of the retail space an additional 10 years after the original 10-year contract expires. “It is important to note that GSB

recently passed a resolution in which they supported the permanence of the first floor staying retail,” Harvey said. If during the additional 10-year period a space on the ground floor becomes vacant for more than 12 continuous months, the space may be leased for any use allowed by the current Zoning Code. “I would encourage students to write city council, university administration and attend the public hearing

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Regents await state budgets to finalize 2014 tuition freeze By Danielle.Ferguson @iowastatedaily.com The Board of Regents has approved recommendations for tuition rates to be frozen for a second-consecutive year for resident undergraduates, keeping Iowa undergraduates’ tuition consistent for three years straight. Although recommendations were approved by the board, proposed rates are not set in stone. The state and the governor still need to submit their budgets for appropriations distribution. The board has requested a 4 percent increase in appropriations funds. If this does not occur, the board must take another look at its numbers. “We look forward to a positive response. [If not approved] then we’ll later start thinking about if we have to raise tuition,” said Bruce Rastetter, president of the Board of Regents.

Tuition for nonresident undergraduate students is projected to increase 1.74 percent and graduate and professional rates 1.8 percent, both below the national average. Exceptions are the Agriculture Systems Technology and Industrial Technology programs at Iowa State, which will have an increase for both resident and nonresident students for a three-year phase in. An amendment to the University of Iowa’s College of Law tuition was presented by Katie Mulholland, president pro tem of the Board of Regents. An initial proposal to decrease nonresident tuition to the school by 16.4 percent turned into a 16.4 percent decrease for both resident and nonresident students. “It’s a fairness thing,” Mulholland said. “If it is fair to lower nonresident tuition, then our resident students ought to have the

same opportunity in terms of cost.” A roll call vote to approve the amendment was approved by all regents except for Robert Downer, who voted against because of uncertainty with what the amendment would do to the budget. These rates would take effect in summer 2014. Another topic for the Dec. 4 meeting was the stu-

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The Board of Regents approved a tuition freeze for all three state universities in Iowa. This will keep undergraduates’ tuition at the same cost for a total of three consecutive years.

dent appeal of what was believed to be for Bubu Palo, former ISU basketball player accused of second degree

Recent developments ■■ The Wall Street Journal named Iowa State as one of the most efficiently run large research universities in the nation. ■■ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has launched a “3+3” program with the University of Iowa and Drake University to enable undergraduate students to obtain a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years: three years for bachelor’s, three for law.

■■ The proposed new Center for Arthropod Management Technologies was unanimously approved. ■■ Professional development assignments have been recommended for approval for FY2015, which includes 124 faculty assignments, 1.6 percent of total faculty from universities. ■■ The board’s next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 5 and 6 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

sexual abuse. Unanimously voted to affirm the institutional action, the appeal was denied by the board. “The board reviewed the university’s decision and felt the same and we confirmed President [Steven] Leath’s decision,” Rastetter said. Rastetter could not say why they agreed with Leath because of student privacy. Institutional presidents and superintendents gave reports to the board in open session. Leath’s announcements to the board included a number of individual students’ accomplishments and the undergraduate

architecture program being ranked 18th and undergraduate program in landscape architecture is ranked 11th in the nation according to a survey of practitioners. Leath announced a $25 million donation from two alumni for the development of a new entrance to Iowa State’s campus. This will also include an entrance to the Reiman Gardens, a “treasure on campus,” as Leath called it. Official request for the addition is planned for the February meeting. The online training

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Jonathan Wickert, senior vice president and provost, addressed the Government of the Student Body, to discuss the growth at Iowa State, both within the student body and faculty. Wickert said that currently, the university has 110 faculty searches on the way, which is a school record. Of those 110 faculty being hired, 29 are new positions. The hiring of new faculty is part of President Steven Leath’s high-impact hires initiative. “We placed an ad in the Chronicle of Higher Education … [and] I started getting phone calls from my colleagues around the country, and the basic reaction was, ‘Wow,’” Wickert said. “You know because at universities around the country that that kind of initiative is definitely noticed.” Wickert also noted Iowa State’s efficiency. He said last year Iowa State was ranked by The Wall Street Journal as one of the 10 most efficiently run universities in the country. “We’ve made some technology changes in the past year with the phone system, with the electronic systems that we use for all our financial accounting at the university,” Wickert

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Police Blotter The information in the log comes from the ISU and City of Ames police departments’ records. All those accused of violating the law are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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An individual reported the theft of cash and other items at Willow Hall (reported at 3:14 p.m.). An individual reported damage to a sliding glass door at 4130 Maricopa Drive (reported at 6:15 p.m.). Vehicles driven by Stephanie Enloe and Kevin Smalley were involved in a property damage collision at 13th St. and Stange Road (reported at 8:37 p.m.).

Joshua Neville, 22, 408 South Dodge St., Iowa City, was arrested and charged with public intoxication at Storm St. and Welch Road (reported at 1:52 a.m.). Lucas Palkert, 22, 531 Welch Ave., was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated at the 200 block of Stanton Ave. (reported at 1:59 a.m.).

Correction In Monday’s article titled “Eyes on the Sky,” a source incorrectly said that cellphones ran off of satellites. The source meant to say that certain things used on cellphones, such as GPS and weather apps, use satellites. The Daily regrets the error.

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Jonathan Wickert, senior vice president and provost, speaks to members of GSB on Wednesday in the Memorial Union about President Steven Leath’s high-impact hires initiative.

said. “Those are going to save us ... over $10 million in the coming years.” In addition, Wickert spoke of the importance of Iowa State’s offerings outside the classroom through clubs and organizations on campus. He said employers notice education outside the classroom at Iowa State prepares students for real world challenges. “It’s not only knowing what they learned in the classroom but your ability to work on teams, your ability to communicate, your ability to manage projects, your ethics, understanding diversity,” Wickert said. Concerns were expressed by GSB members about what some see as a shortage of tenure track

professors in the history department. At the GSB meeting on Nov. 20, Kevin Buchwald, senior in history, expressed similar concerns. Vice Speaker Barry Snell said he senses low morale from some of the faculty in departments such as history and political science. “One thing I heard is that, maybe they don’t find Dean [Beate] Schmittmann [of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences] very sympathetic to their needs,” Snell said. “Students see a lot money going to engineering and agriculture.” Snell said there are classes in the catalog Iowa State currently does not have teachers for.

Wickert said it is important for students to be concerned about the number of faculty in an area and should start a dialogue with others at the university. “I would encourage you and your colleagues to contact Dean Schmittmann and indicate like we were, and talk. I don’t think that’s happened,” Wickert said. Sen. Peter Benzoni asked about the university’s current growing pains. Wickert said part of the land-grant mission is allowing qualified young people to attend college. “It stresses the whole system as you know firsthand. It stresses the residence system, course availability, class sizes, faculty hiring, the lines at the Hub,” Wickert said.

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Researchers fight disease from parasitic worms By Simone.Scruggs @iowastatedaily.com The department of biomedical sciences has been researching the development of a specific parasitic worm and is working to develop new ways to create drugs to fight the worms. The microscopic parasitic worms are called Schistosomes. These are flatworms that infect hundreds of thousands of people around the world in developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. The parasitic worms inflict the disease called Schistosomiasis, a chronic illness that causes organ damage and impaired development in children. Timothy Day, professor of biomedical sciences, said the worms themselves are not the core of the problem. The eggs of the male and female worms are what cause illnesses inside the infected human, once the worms have entered through the skin and have infected the blood stream. The worms can reside inside an infected human for decades and are constantly producing eggs that are then a parasite to the host. Most children with Schistosomiasis will have a liver that is infected and is 7 to 10 times larger than the normal-sized liver in a healthy child. One way the team is going about this research on the parasite, is by looking at the worm’s genome to find vulnerability that can be targeted. A one-dose medication is a practical way to reach thousands of infected humans around the world to stop the disease. “There is much less funding and much fewer resources devoted to the problem than in other fields relative to the scale of the actual problem, I feel like there is a higher potential for impact,” said Mostafa Zamanian, postdoctoral research associate, about why he has chosen to research methods to fight the parasite.

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Dr. Prince Agbednu, one of the main researchers on work of fighting Schistosomiasis — an infection from parasitic worms, is tending to the snails infected by the parasites. Agbednu’s jobs include tending to the specimen, ensuring they’re fed, and controlling the temperature of the room.

Day, who began researching the Schistosome worms at Michigan State in 1988, said that Schistosomiasis falls under the group of diseases the World Health Organization has tagged as being neglected diseases. Falling under the neglected category is a way to show how little research is being done to find ways to fight the parasite. About 260 million people around the world are infected with the parasite. In terms of amount of disability caused by

the parasite in humans, Schistosomiasis is second in the world to Malaria Day said. “Thousands of eggs are released on a daily basis and the eggs are lodged in different tissues and cause tissue damage,” Zamanian said. There is only one drug currently available to fight the disease, but the parasites show signs of resistance against the drug. Currently there are no vaccines for the disease, Day said, and that A stop to the production of eggs means a stop to

the disease. Day, Zamanian and Michael Kimber, associate professor of biomedical sciences, along with the research team, have been conducting research on the parasitic disease since 2000 at Iowa State. The team’s research has received a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The research collaboration includes McGill University in Montreal and Queen’s University Belfast.

Apparel faculty build relationships with Midwest companies Staff help build bridge between ISU students, fashion industry By Mackensie.Moore @iowastatedaily.com For the past three years, faculty from the apparel, events and hospitality management program have taken trips to visit various leading apparel industries based in the Midwest. Because some students are interested in staying in the Midwest, these trips have helped build industry relations between companies and Iowa State, helping many students secure internships and future career positions. Three years ago, faculty members visited the corporate headquarters of Payless Shoes in Topeka, Kan., and two years ago they visited Van Maur in Davenport, Iowa, and Lands’ End in Dodgeville, Wis. This year they visited Kohl’s in Menomonee Falls, Wis. While the entire department faculty had the opportunity to go, this year’s trip only worked into the schedules of six faculty members. “We feel, as a faculty, that we learn a lot from going on-site to industry settings and getting in-

We wanted to learn from them what we can teach our students ... so that we can better prepare our students.” Ann Thye, academic adviser

formation and knowledge because you can only best understand by seeing it firsthand,” said Linda Niehm, associate professor of apparel, events and hospitality management. On these trips, the faculty takes tours of the facilities and speak with leading industry professionals to gain insight on what they do and what they are looking for from students seeking employment. “We wanted to learn from them what we can teach our students, what skills they really value and what they’re looking for, so that we can better prepare our students in that way,” said Ann Thye, academic adviser for apparel, events and hospitality management. While the faculty visits companies, they also take time to meet with the ISU alumni who currently work at the companies. “It was great to recon-

nect with them and get a picture of how the knowledge they gain through their degree at Iowa State helped them and also what areas they think need strengthened,” Niehm said. The faculty that attends the trips use the information gained to assist their teaching, bring company information into classrooms and to learn new insight for students. “Having fresh, real examples is fantastic and helps in classes,” Niehm said. As an academic adviser, Thye looks at what the companies say they are looking for and uses it to point students in the right direction when applying for internships. “It helps people when I’ve actually been to a location to be able to describe to them what the company is looking for and what their work environment is,” Thye said. The faculty plans to continue annual trips to different businesses as well as bring businesses to Iowa State. “Our faculty is really committed to providing a great learning experience for students, and I think the only way to do that is to be current,” Niehm said. “Since we don’t have time to teach and work in the industry, this is the next best option to have a fresh experience for our students.”

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>>KINGLAND p1 set for Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall,” Harvey said. City Council member, Victoria Szopinski, said that she did not feel that what was being offered was really a compromise. “I believe that students want the ground floor to remain retail,” Szopinski said. “I believe it should be required for more than ten years.” Szopinski said she wants to see more return form the City’s investment. “There has to be some level of trust,” said council member Tom Wacha. “If there is demand for services by the students, it would be beneficial to the developer as well to retain those uses.” Due to the Tax Increment Financing

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agreement made between the city council and Kingland Systems, the city has been asked to provide over $2 million for the project. In return, the city will be asking the developer for added regulations on top of the regular city requirements. Todd Rogness, President of Kingland Systems, said it was reasonable to agree to maintain retail on the first floor during the ten-year period of the contract. “We believe that after the ten year, the market will dictate what happens,” Rogness said. Council members Peter Orazem and Jeremy Davis moved to direct the staff to combine all of these concepts into a TIF Agreement to be voted on at the Dec. 10 meeting.

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Ames City Council set a contract with Kingland Systems that requires them to leave the ground floor open for retail for 10 years after the initial contract is signed. The city has been asked to provide more than $2 million in funding for the project.

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program on harassment was launched Dec. 3 to all faculty and staff. This training covers titles six and seven of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the education act of 1972. “This will help us achieve our goal of ensuring that Iowa State lives up to what it promises to be, which is a university that’s committed to helping everyone that’s part of our learning and working committee receiving their educational professional goals … [without] discrimination,” Leath said. A request for dormitory revenue bond funds for Iowa State was negotiated to help pay a portion of the Frederiksen Court expansion costs and funding a debt reserve fund. The winning amount of $8.75 million was brought down from the initial $8.775 million requested. Diana Gonzalez, chief academic officer for the Board of Regents, talked about the transition for transfer students from community colleges to public universities with the website of transferiowa.org to help inform students what classes they should be taking to make the most of credit hours.

This will help us achieve our goal of ensuring that Iowa State lives up to what it promises to be.” President Steven Leath

Another way to help transfer students, reverse transfer credits, was created about three years ago to allow community college students to transfer to a public university before completing their associate’s degree at the community college. With the program, students have the option to see if classes being taken at the public university can be transferred back to the community college they were previously enrolled in to finish the associate degree while working toward their bachelor’s degree at the public university. Gonzalez said there are currently about 700 students partaking in this method. The board’s next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 5 and 6 at the University of Northern Iowa.

degree sexual abuse related to an incident in May 2012. Palo was originally suspended indefinitely pending the investigation, and when charges were dropped in January, he was reinstated. Palo was originally also found innocent of a violation of the ISU Office of Judicial Affairs’ Student Code of Conduct, but after an appeal during the summer, the decision was overturned by ISU President Steven Leath, and Palo was removed from the basketball team. An Iowa State spokesperson said Leath had “no additional comment on the board’s decision.” Tom Evans, the regents’ general counsel, said the board would follow up and notify the student’s legal counsel as soon as Wednesday following the decision and the legal counsel would notify the student, ex-

pected to be Palo. According to the Student Code, a student’s last option following a hearing by the Board of Regents is to pursue judicial review as permitted by law. Evans said the decision can be moved to district court typically in 20 to 30 days. The Daily was not immediately able to reach Palo for comment Wednesday after the regents’ decision. Daily reporter Danielle Ferguson contributed to this report.

Key dates ■■ September 2012: Palo was charged with second degree sexual abuse related to an incident in May 2012. ■■ January 2013: Charges against Palo were dropped and he was reinstated to the ISU men’s basketball team. ■■ Aug. 31, 2013: Palo was dismissed from the basketball team.

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Appreciate all holiday well-wishes With the advance of winter weather, many things are changing. Students hurrying to classes are now bundled up in warm clothes, familiar trees stand naked and even the phrases we use to communicate with one another are being altered. One of the most obvious ways in which our words are modified is the use of phrases such as “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays,” particularly by strangers such as cashiers or waitstaff. Many of us might pay no mind to the exact words used by these workers, but for some people the importance of what the words signify means they deserve more than a passing thought. Anytime religion is mixed with something else, people probably are going to become upset. Both those who think Christmas is the only winter holiday worth acknowledging and those who think it should not be given a special place in our greetings have a point. A November survey done by the American Bible Society found that 94 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas. This would lead most to conclude that wishing Christmas greetings and farewells is a safe bet. However, those that do not celebrate Christmas and those that do not wish to have anything assumed about their religious views would be understandably perturbed. When dealing with someone you don’t know, it is probably best to completely forego any allusion to specific religious practices, such as celebrating Christmas (even though many celebrate the holiday in question without a religious focus.) This presents a problem to many devout Christians, though. To those who find a deep religious meaning in the celebration of Christmas, it can be insulting to ask them to keep their beliefs and joyous demeanor to themselves. When someone tells a complete stranger “Merry Christmas,” in all likelihood they are just trying to be pleasant and share some of their festive spirit. The same goes for those wishing others “Happy Holidays.” Far from being soldiers in a “war on Christmas” as some like TV personality Bill O’Reilly claim, these well-wishers are simply trying to spread holiday cheer without offending. O’Reilly, in a segment this past Tuesday called “The war on Christmas centralizes,” said that our “‘Happy Holidays’ syndrome” is a product of secularization movements over the last few years, despite allusions to the phrase that date back decades, including a still-popular song titled “Happy Holiday” performed by Bing Crosby in the 1942 Christmas movie “Holiday Inn.” The entire line of thinking behind fighting a war over Christmas completely misses the best qualities of the holiday season. Instead of finding acceptance for those whose views are different from our own and giving forgiveness to those who unintentionally offend, a contentious dispute over who gets to say what has ensued. Even politics have become embroiled in the “Merry Christmas” debate. The front piece of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s online store is currently a shirt featuring the words “I’m not afraid to say Merry Christmas.” There is also a coffee mug for sale that claims “‘Happy Holidays’ is what liberals say.” The Washington Post pointed out these types of merchandise earlier in the week, along with a 2012 Pew Research Center poll that would seem to disagree. The poll itself found that most respondents who considered themselves liberal did not care what greeting was used, and more preferred “Merry Christmas” over “Happy Holidays/Seasons Greetings.” Conservatives also favored hearing the words “Merry Christmas” but in higher numbers, as the NRCC’s merch would suggest. So despite the attempts to make the wording of your favorite holiday greeting grounds for war, go ahead and just enjoy the season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, any other holiday, or nothing at all, take a step back and just appreciate what people mean when they wish you a “merry” or “happy” anything.

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The U.S. Department of Defense has been operating with an astounding lack of discipline and control in regards to its budget spending.

Stop lavish military spending By Anthony.Bader @iowastatedaily.com

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he United States has been involved in quite a few military expeditions during the past two decades: Desert Storm, the Iraq War and limited military aid to a variety of countries all over the globe. Paying for ammunition, vehicles, soldier compensation and internal operations of the U.S. Department of Defense costs more than half a trillion dollars each year. One would think that keeping track of all these expenses would be a top priority of the Department of Defense, given how much our government spends each year. Reuters recently released a special report outlining the ways in which the DOD has been operating with an astounding lack of discipline in regards to their accounting. The article reported that the different branches of the military report false numbers, function with extremely outdated accounting programs and the entire defense department hasn’t submitted an audit to the U.S. Treasury since 1996. Multiple attempts have been made to correct the inefficiency of the DOD, but to no avail. Obviously this can’t be allowed to continue, so what can be done? Our government can either do an extremely in-depth overhaul to streamline the spending of the DOD, which would cost billions more than the already failed attempts, or the DOD can reduce its total spending so that keeping a correct ledger of all their accounts is not such a cumbersome task.

Probably some combination of both would be best. The DOD’s budget more than doubled during the Iraq War, and yet since the war has ended, the budget has stayed extremely high at about $600 billion. According to the Reuters article, roughly $7 billion is spent on excess munitions alone, with billions more wasted in other areas of the military. Consequently, it would seem that a small reduction in the military budget, perhaps $50 billion, wouldn’t affect our country’s military capability because the money is being wasted anyway. A further small reduction, perhaps another $50 billion, would most likely not affect our country’s ability to defend itself either, considering that our government’s military budget is bigger than the next 10 countries combined. Combined, this results in a total of $100 billion in military spending that our government could hypothetically do without. This $100 billion is a somewhat arbitrary number I’m choosing, but bear with me. How then, could our government better use this $100 billion in unnecessary military expenditures? If our government were to spend that money domestically instead of on foreign military expeditions, there are multiple options. The government could continue the increased funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that was eliminated with the most recent renewal of farm bill. That money could be used to help millions of families in need put food on their table. The collective student debt of undergraduates in America exceeds $1

trillion. $100 billion in federal grants could do wonders for the neediest of college students. Reducing cost as a barrier to higher education would lead to a better educated society. Additionally, citizens with less debt will put more money into the economy as opposed to using a large portion of their income paying back their student loans. Another option is to put that $100 billion per year towards a national health care system. Other countries in Europe such as Sweden, the United Kingdom and France cover the majority of health care costs of their citizens with public funding. Health care in these countries gets funding through much higher taxes than we have in the United States, but $100 billion in taxes that we are already paying would be a good first step toward our own national health care system. The first expense in that new health care system might be to pay a decent Web developer to make a signup website for health care that actually functions more than 10 percent of the time. Surely, an actually functioning Obamacare website would be a good expenditure of tax dollars. Regardless of how much our government can reasonably reduce our country’s military budget, there are several options for spending that reduction on more positive government programs. Millions of Americans are facing various hardships such as struggling to pay for food, loans or healthcare. Our government can reduce its spending waste and help millions of Americans by diverting a reasonable amount of money from the military budget.

NFL bullying shows sad double standard By Danny.Schnathorst @iowastatedaily.com

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am becoming more and more fed up with NFL and some of its fans each and every week. I grew up in family where we rooted for the Green Bay Packers each and every Sunday and football was on every TV in the house starting at noon. I am a lifelong fan of the NFL. However, as of lately, there has been an outrage toward Richie Incognito. For those of you who don’t know, Incognito is a guard for the Miami Dolphins who has been under fire for bullying Jonathan Martin, who is black. Martin was reportedly bullied for his race and other issues. Incognito was quickly shunned by the league, reporters, analysts, players and society. Since then, Martin left the team’s facilities and has been placed on the nonfootball illness list. Incognito was suspended from the team on Nov. 3. Some teammates say his actions were inexcusable, yet they want him back purely for his talent. Riley Cooper, another NFL player, was criticized for using a racial slur that was caught on video at a concert. He was slapped on the wrist with a fine after the incident and has since then apologized. Cooper lost more than the measly amount of money he had to cough up. He lost respect from analysts, players, coaches and fans, along with some credibility. Before I get to my point, take into effect Jason Collins. Collins became the first openly gay NBA

player. He publicly came out in April and was on the Washington Wizards roster at the time. Collins received praise. Collins received respect from all across the league and from analysts. Collins received a phone call from the President Barack Obama saying how “impressed by his courage” he is for Collins coming out. All of these stories have one thing in common: bullying. Bullying has been a huge topic lately across the globe. Incognito was shunned for bullying Martin. Riley Cooper was shunned for using the n-word. Anyone who dared to speak out against Collins was “bullying him just because he was gay.” Now, let me ask you a question. What about Tim Tebow? One of the most bullied professionals I have come across in my life, yet, very few come to his side. Tebow was ridiculed not only because of his playing ability, but also his religion. “Tebow-ing” became a craze all over the nation. Shirts were made, thousands of videos and pictures were posted online mocking him praying. Something seems a little wrong here. It is wrong to bully someone of their race and it is wrong for someone to ridicule someone else for their sexual orientation, yet when it comes to religion, it is entirely OK to mock someone because of their love for God? Don’t get me wrong, bullying is wrong in every offense in every single way, but for nearly an entire professional organization to speak out against bullying after sitting back and doing

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Tim Tebow has faced ridicule for bringing religion into his NFL play. Although bullying in the NFL based on race has received backlash from the public, a double standard exists toward religion.

nothing when fellow players would mock Tebow is a tad hypocritical, don’t you think? And what about our president? Collins received a phone call from Obama for coming out, but where is Tebow’s phone call for professing his love for the Lord? This is a much bigger issue than just the mocking of a religion. This is a message we are sending to tomorrow’s future. We are saying that it is OK to bully one person whose view is different than ours, but it is wrong for someone to bully someone who has the same belief as we do. Is this really what we want to say to our kids? Not only are we saying this, but the public is saying

this. Kids see their idols on TV making fun of someone, so it must be OK for them to make fun of someone, right? Just so you all don’t jump to conclusions, I do not condone bullying of any kind. The purpose of this was to say bullying needs to stop in entirety, not just the bullying you think needs to stop. Whether you are religious, lean to the left or lean to the right, look at the big picture. The sad part of all of this, is after people read this, some may make fun of me for standing up for religion. Bullying is bullying, no matter what the reason. Let’s work to keep these immature acts out of the NFL, and out of our common banter.


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Athletic department announces schedule changes By Dean.Berhow-Goll @iowastatedaily.com The ISU athletic department announced two changes to the ISU football team’s schedule for the 2014 season.

The changes came from a request by television partners and the Big 12 Conference. Iowa State’s home game against Kansas State was originally scheduled to be played on Oct. 11 and will now be

played on Sept. 6. The second game that was rescheduled was against Toledo, which is also at Jack Trice Stadium and is Homecoming Week. The game was moved from Sept. 20 to Oct. 11.

Updated 2014 football season’s schedule ■■ Aug. 30 North Dakota State

■■ Oct. 4 at Oklahoma State

■■ Nov. 8 at Kansas

■■ Sept. 6 Kansas State

■■ Oct. 11 Toledo (Homecoming)

■■ Nov. 22 Texas Tech

■■ Sept. 13 at Iowa (Cy-Hawk)

■■ Oct. 18 at Texas

■■ Nov. 29 West Virginia

■■ Sept. 27 Baylor

■■ Oct. 30/Nov. 1 Oklahoma

■■ Dec. 6 at TCU

Cyclones defeat Panthers 83-55 Women’s team lifts winning streak vs. UNI to 11 straight By Maddy.Arnold @iowastatedaily.com Going into Hilton Coliseum on Wednesday, Iowa State had not lost to Northern Iowa in 10 seasons. This year, the Cyclones made it 11-straight wins against their in-state rival. The No. 20 ISU women’s basketball team (7-0, 0-0 Big 12) defeated Northern Iowa (2-6, 0-0 Missouri Valley) 8355 on Wednesday after three Cyclones reached double-digit point totals. With the win against the Panthers, the Cyclones remain perfect on the season and have their best start in 12 seasons. “[The big wins], that’s kind of overlooked because UNI is a really good shooting team,” said junior guard Brynn Williamson. “Those games I think might go overlooked, but not in our book just because we’re playing good teams.” Iowa State started the game with a jumper from senior forward Hallie Christofferson just 17 seconds in and never allowed Northern Iowa to lead. The Panthers did however tie the game 14-14 after a 3-pointer with 12:22 remaining in the first half. After the under-12 auto-

matic timeout, Christofferson went on a 7-0 run including three made free throws. The Cyclones went on the out-score the Panthers 29-16 during the remainder of the first half. “UNI is a team that changes defense a little bit more than we’ve seen,” said ISU coach Bill Fennelly. “It was just a matter of getting into the flow of the game a little bit. I thought we had some decent looks. As long as you’re not turning the ball over. Defensively, I thought we were OK.” Christofferson went on to score 22 points during the game and made 8-of-10 free throws. She added five rebounds and five assists to Iowa State’s effort. Christofferson — Iowa State’s leading scorer — got into foul trouble early. She had four fouls at the end of the game and played only 22 minutes. “I knew we had to have [Christofferson’s] back,” said junior guard Nikki Moody. “I was like, ‘Somebody has to get points on the board, and somebody has create for other people to get shots that they’re comfortable taking.’” Moody scored 16 points and had eight assists. She played 36 minutes for the Cyclones and blocked three UNI shots. In the second half, Northern Iowa got Iowa State’s lead down to 16 with another 3-pointer with 11:46 remaining in the game. The Panthers finished the game with 10 3s and shot above 45 percent from beyond the arc.

I was like, ‘Somebody has to get points on the board, and somebody has create for other people to get shots that they’re comfortable taking.’ Junior guard Nikki Moody

Iowa State responded to the UNI 3-pointer with a layup by freshman guard Seanna Johnson. The Cyclones went on to lead the second half by as much as 32 points and finished the game up 28 points. Johnson finished the night with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Before the game against Northern Iowa, Johnson averaged 12.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game — second on the team in both categories. “I don’t know what to say about her. She’s getting a lot of attention for a freshman,” Fennelly said. “Her game was go get the ball, beat people off the dribble and that’s what she’s done.”

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Senior forward Hallie Christofferson prepares for a free throw shot in the game against Northern Iowa on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum. Christofferson finished the game with 8-10 in free throw attempts.

Hrezi finishes last season, runs to bright future By Ryan.Young @iowastatedaily.com For senior runner Mohamed Hrezi, distance running wasn’t always his specialty. In fact, prior to coming to Iowa State, Hrezi was mainly a track runner. Hrezi transferred to Iowa State two years ago, after completing two years at Central Connecticut State. He originally was expecting to transfer to Texas after deciding to leave Central Connecticut State, but that fell through. After that, he was left without much of an idea of where to go. “I knew that I wanted to transfer, but I just didn’t know where I wanted to go,” Hrezi said. “After Texas fell through, I was pretty unsure of where I was going to go. But a recruiter was at my house one day from Iowa State talking to my little brother. He found out that I was looking to transfer, and he invited me to come check it out.” Hrezi then came for a visit to campus, and knew very quickly that Iowa State was the school for him. “After the first day, I called my dad and said, ‘Dad, I want to come to Iowa State,’” Hrezi said. “I just loved the atmosphere and energy here. It was the place I wanted to be.” Hrezi joined then-ISU coach Corey Ihmels’ team in 2011, and started training for the next track season like he normally would. Then something happened that changed everything. “It was really funny because we became really good friends when we transferred. We didn’t know that many people and we started running with each other in the mornings,” said ISU women’s runner Samantha Bluske. “We were both putting in 100 miles a week or more, and I could just see how bad he wanted to succeed at running. He wanted to be an All-American so bad.”

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Senior Mohamed Hrezi smiles as he finishes fourth in the men’s 10K race during the regional cross-country meet on Friday in Ames, qualifying for the national meet on Nov. 23.

Hrezi’s hard work paid off, and during the 2012 cross-country season, he was one of the top finishers at the Midwest Regional meet, earning All-Region honors. He was also one of the top finishers at the Big 12 Championships that season, and at the Roy Griak Invitational. After his first season at Iowa State, even Hrezi’s friends and teammates could see that his running was really starting to improve. “It’s only going to move in a positive direction from here,” Bluske said of Hrezi’s running. “I don’t know what that means for sure, but I think the sky is really the limit with what he wants to do with running. He is just starting to tap into his potential bright future.” Prior to the start of this year’s season,

Hrezi began celebrating Ramadan, as he does every year. Ramadan, a month-long celebration in the Islamic faith, requires a fast from sun up to sun down. This would create a challenge for any athlete in training, but Hrezi found an interesting way around that. “I actually ended up sleeping all day, and then training at night,” Hrezi said. “Fast would break at about 9 each night, and we would eat and have prayer. So by the time I was actually out running, it was like one or two in the morning. It was pretty weird running down Welch [Avenue] at night like that. There are a lot of drunk students making fun of you like, ‘Oh look at that guy.’ But I got used to it.” Hrezi had to take two weeks off from training after Ramadan ended, in order

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to recover from running on concrete for a month straight. He even gained weight this year, something he has never done in the past. “My faith is pretty important to me, and I think that my faith and running go hand in hand,” Hrezi said. “It gives me the strength to go forward and improve. Running on a full stomach during Ramadan was weird, but I knew that I needed to do it to get better as a runner, and as a person.” Hrezi’s final season proved to be better than the last. This past season, he was one of the top runners on the team, finishing seventh overall at the Big 12 Championships, and fourth overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet. That fourth-place finish earned him his first ever trip to the national meet. “Qualifying for nationals was truly amazing for me,” Hrezi said. “It was always a goal of mine, so when I crossed the finish line at regionals, it was one of the best feelings I had ever felt. I was ecstatic.” Hrezi finished 24th at the national meet, earning All-American honors for the first time in his career. His finish was also the highest finish at the national meet by a Cyclone in 13 years. “I just couldn’t be more proud and happy for him,” Bluske said. “I’ve seen all the work that he put in in the last years. The sacrifices he’s made to get to that level have been really tough, but they have obviously paid off. He has such a great work ethic, and the pieces just came together.” While this past cross-country season was Hrezi’s last, he doesn’t see running leaving his life anytime soon. In fact, he is one day hoping to even get into coaching. “I don’t ever see running leaving my life,” Hrezi said. “I really think that I want to go into coaching. I was talking to my dad, and I said, ‘I just love running so much. I don’t see my self doing everything else.’ So in 10 years, whether I’m running or coaching, the sport will still be a big part of my life.”

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Cyclones remain optimistic after 23-9 loss to Iowa By Ryan.Young @iowastatedaily.com After falling to in-state rival Iowa last weekend, the ISU wrestling team is optimistic but looking for a rebound. The Cyclones won only three matches during the dual Sunday, but left several close matches hanging in the balance, and ISU coach Kevin Jackson took notice. “Our guys are competing at a good, strong level, and that’s what the Iowa meet showed,” Jackson said. “But what I really take away from it is our areas of concentration. We need to improve a great deal by the NCAA tournament, and this match points out those areas.” No. 16 Iowa State currently holds a 5-1 record, one of its best starts in recent history. Despite the top-20 ranking, the team is trying to avoid the hype that comes with national recognition. “I don’t think we look at the record as much,” said redshirt junior Kyven Gadson. “For us, we look at how we competed, both individually and as a whole. When we look at that, we are pretty happy with where we are right now and where we can be in

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Redshirt sophomore Kyven Gadson circles his opponent Iowa’s Sam Brooks on Dec. 1 at Hilton Coliseum. Gadson won the match by decision. The team as a whole lost 23-9 but stays positive as it heads to Las Vegas this weekend.

March.” The match against the Hawkeyes this year was a drastic improvement from last year’s competition, when Iowa State fell to Iowa 32-3 in Iowa City. The Cyclones won just one match in the contest.

And while this year’s meet did not go the way the team had hoped, Gadson is still impressed with the team’s efforts and saw significant improvement. “As a team, I think we really showed up,” Gadson said. “I’m happy with the way we pre-

formed, especially after last season. I don’t think we competed at our level, but it is definitely something we can work on going forward.” Redshirt freshman Lelund Weatherspoon wrestled yet again at 184 pounds, taking injured

redshirt senior Boaz Beard’s spot. Weatherspoon, who generally wrestles at the 174-pound class, was 10-1 on the year and led the team in wins going into the Iowa dual. Weatherspoon lost 4-0 on Sunday, recording just his second loss on the year. But the loss, he said, only motivates him more. “I have a lot more stuff to work on,” said the native of Jackson, Mich. “I just need to physically and mentally get better. That meet just makes me want to work even harder. We know that we can beat them, we just need to stay focused and we’ll be fine.” The team will depart Thursday for the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas. The two-day tournament will be Friday and Saturday, and will provide the team an opportunity to get back on track. “We are moving in the right direction,” Jackson said. “I still don’t think that we have had that overall man-for-man performance yet. Hopefully, we can get that performance this weekend, and really show us what were capable of being. I think we know what were capable of, it just has yet to be shown on the mat.”

ISU to play on familiar court for 1st round NCAA tournament By Maddy.Arnold @iowastatedaily.com Although they will not be at home, the Cyclones will play in a familiar place for the first round of the NCAA tournament. For the third time in four years, the ISU volleyball team (18-9, 11-5 Big 12) will play an NCAA tournament match in Minneapolis when it faces Colorado on Friday. Despite being in the same place, the two other seasons Iowa State has competed in Minneapolis could not have been more different. Four years ago, Iowa State lost in the opening round of the tournament to Creighton. Just one season later, Iowa State had a much different outcome in Minnesota. The No. 14 Cyclones visited No. 19 Golden Gophers and won and advanced to the Elite Eight. “Bad [memories] definitely freshman year. Good [memories] sophomore year. It’s kind of a comfortable environment I think for me and [Kristen] Hahn,” said senior middle blocker Tenisha Matlock. Because Iowa State was not ranked

high enough to host the first two rounds of the tournament, ISU coach Christy Johnson-Lynch said playing at Minnesota was the best possibility for the Cyclones. Playing in Minneapolis was an unexpected surprise for some of the Cyclones and a good one at that. Because the match is so close to Ames, the Cyclones will not have to fly – an advantage for both athletes and fans. “I think it’s a great draw for us in terms of playing in Minnesota. We’re obviously very comfortable there and know the drill there,” Johnson-Lynch said. “I love not having to get on a plane. I think that is such a huge advantage. You can’t ask for more than that.” Despite the positive reaction to the location, the Cyclones’ path through the tournament will not be an easy one. Iowa State will play its first-round match against Colorado (17-13, 9-11 Pac 12) on Friday in Minneapolis. If Iowa State advances, it will play either No. 10-seeded Minnesota or Radford. “It’s a great place to play volleyball and Minnesota is a great team,” said se-

nior libero Kristen Hahn. “All us upperclassmen have been there and will feel a lot more relaxed there then maybe the underclassmen will.” If the Cyclones move on to the Sweet 16, they will play in the Lexington, Ken. regional. Among others, some notable teams in the Lexington regional are No. 2-seeded Penn State, No. 7-seeded Stanford and host No. 15-seeded Kentucky. Stanford defeated Iowa State in its last NCAA tournament appearance. The Cyclones advanced to the Sweet 16 before being swept by the Cardinal last season. The Cyclones will enter the tournament after dropping three of their last four regular-season matches. Iowa State ended its season with a loss to No. 1 Texas and then getting swept by Kansas State. “I think we have to find ourselves a little bit,” Johnson-Lynch said. “Things that we did well serve, pass and play defense we just didn’t do well that night [Kansas State]. I think our goal will be let’s relax and enjoy and just appreciate this opportunity we have.”

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Senior middle blocker Tenisha Matlock goes for the kill against Texas on Nov. 27 at Hilton Coliseum. She recorded a .200 percentage on kills in the 1-3 loss on her senior night.

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SUB to present Kacey Musgraves By Michael.Zanten @iowastatedaily.com Rising country artist Kacey Musgraves will be performing live at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union Great Hall, backed up by the duet John and Jacob. The concert was initially slated for Oct. 23 but was postponed until early December to serve as the Student Union Board’s final show for the fall semester. Musgraves is a quickly climbing country star who has released four albums and is making an impression in the country scene. She has been nominated for Country Artist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music Awards, has toured with Lady Antebellum and is gaining attention with her recent major label debut. Opening for the show are singing duo John and Jacob. Along with Musgraves, their songs have gained exposure by being featured on ABC’s musical series “Nashville.” Musgraves was raised in Golden, Texas, a small town of 600, roughly 80 miles outside of Dallas. “[Golden] is kind of out in the middle of nowhere,” Musgraves said. “[My parents ran] a little mom-and-pop Kinko’s kind of thing.” When listening to her self-written album, it should come as no surprise that Musgraves’ strong suit growing up was creative writing. “I love words,” Musgraves said. “I love how intricate they can get. Even in simple conversation, I like it when language is colorful.” At 8 years old, Musgraves made her public singing debut in her church. Her first song was written at age 9. “It was called ‘Notice Me,’” Musgraves said. “I can’t help but wonder now what the hell a 9-year-old would’ve had to write about.” After Musgraves’ first live performance, she moved up to the regional opry circuit. “In Texas, every few towns have an opry house,” Musgraves said. “Performers come up on stage and sing old country songs with a live band. I did that every weekend. It got me familiar with being in front of people and working with musicians.” Musgraves learned to play man-

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Country artist Kacey Musgraves will be performing in the Memorial Union Great Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday backed by duet John and Jacob.

dolin when she was 12 from local artist John DeFoore. “[Learning mandolin] was one of the most important things that ever happened to me,” Musgraves said. “He could tell early on that I wasn’t the kind of student who was going to go home and shred scales, so he taught me chords and encouraged me to write. My homework every week would be to write a song. I’d bring it back to him the next week, and he would critique it.” Before she was 18, Musgraves selfreleased her first record with the help of her parents. Soon after she was selected to compete on USA’s “Nashville Star,” where she finished 17th. “When I first started writing my own songs, they were pretty bad,” Musgraves said. “I hadn’t found my own voice yet.

But it made me appreciate the creative process, and it made me better. I learned not to be scared to just throw an idea out there. I had no clue how useful this would be to me when I moved to Nashville and signed a publishing deal.” Musgraves moved to Nashville in 2008 to pursue a career in songwriting. She started out adding vocals to other artists’ demos. “I was, like, ‘Hey, you might need a new voice for demos … and also, these happen to be my songs,’” Musgraves said. “I developed a real passion for the construction of songs and probably wrote a couple hundred during that time, putting aside the ones that felt the most like me.” During 2012, Musgraves toured with the likes of country icons Willie Nelson,

Alison Krauss and Lady Antebellum. “I opened some shows for Willie Nelson in Texas,” Musgraves said. “Down there, that’s like Jesus coming back, you know? It was amazing.” Musgraves made her major label debut in March, when she released her fourth studio album, “Same Trailer Different Park,” under Mercury Nashville. “I’m just stoked that I get to wake up every day and do what I really love,” Musgraves said. “As long as it lasts, I’m grateful.” Tickets for Musgraves’ concert are available in person at the Maintenance Shop box office or online at Midwestix. com at $20 for students and $25 for the public. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

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By Liz.Cleaveland @iowastatedaily.com Two teens battle it out with their families and declare their love for one another. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” presents a cavalcade of relatable themes full of suspense, thus creating a work for the ages which will be performed by ISU Theatre this weekend. Lauren Dentler, junior in performing arts, landed the role of Juliet’s protective Nurse. “What’s great about Shakespeare is that it can lend itself to any time and place because the stories are so human,” Dentler said. Perhaps one of the more memorable characters of the play, the Nurse provides comedic relief before certain circumstances deal her serious responsibilities. “She is not afraid of much and will do whatever

Brian Achenbach/Iowa State Daily Romeo, played by Dan Poppen, embraces Juliet, played by Elizabeth Thompson, during the dress rehearsal of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” a production by ISU Theatre. The play will play starting Friday until Dec. 15 at Fisher Theater.

it takes to protect Juliet,” Dentler said. Directed by Brad Dell, assistant professor of music and theater, this classic will have a modern feel to it as demonstrated by the contemporary costumes. However, daggers and ra-

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Students act out Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” with a contemporary spin, during a dress rehearsal at Fisher Theater. The show opens Friday and will run until Dec. 15.

piers will still be used. “It’s modern, but it’s a very different world from the one we know,” Dentler said. Even its first show before an audience back in 1594 seems like a different world. Back then, Juliet was most likely played by a male because females were not accepted in the acting world. For the actors and actresses of this performance, finding their own versions of these beloved characters requires an immense amount of effort. “Everyone has fought to find their own version of their characters,” Dentler said. “The story we tell is the story of Romeo and Juliet but it’s our version and it’s the story we felt was important to tell.” Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has been adapt-

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ed into countless films, books and plays around the world. Dentler said Dell adapted the folio version for his performers to work off of. Although it is a tragedy, Shakespeare’s work of art never ceases to captivate audiences around the world. “The story means so much to me, and we all hope that it will mean something to everyone who comes and sees it,” Dentler said.

three ISU faculty members, seven ISU faculty/ staff spouses, six ISU staff Iowa’s very own members and seven ISU Good Company will pres- alumni. The amount of ent Benjamin Britten’s “A members who are affiliCeremony of Carols” at ated with ISU adds up to 7 p.m. Sunday. The con- more than the groups accert will take place in the tual present membership. “This is a great choir sanctuary of St. Andrews Lutheran Church, a place and a great opportunity to known to Good Company enjoy beautiful, moving, for its acoustics. Tickets unique holiday music,” are $10 and can be pur- Hoifeldt said. “The music chased at Gallery 319 or will range from the tranRieman Music which is quil to exuberant and the located on Main Street in simple to the complex.” Benjamin Britten’s Ames. Good Company is a “A Ceremony of Carols” select chorus of women is a Christmas piece writsingers from the Ames ten for a treble choir. area who learn, practice Accompanied by a harp, and present challeng- the audience will also have a chance to ing music to sing along to central Iowa. several carThe group We are ols and hear was founded excited to other works in 1993. The by living group has rebe sharing composers. ceived praise the beauty of Audience for enabling their audichoral music members will submitted ence to expewhile continu- be into a drawrience a varing during ied repertoire ing to learn the concert to for years. and grow. “Win a Good “A m e s Company of has so many talented perSteven Hoifeldt Carolers.” The chosen audiformers, and I often hear first-time Good ence member will win a Company audience mem- small ensemble of Good bers say that they wish Company singers to carol they had known about at any holiday celebration our group sooner,” said of their choice. “Our members are Steven Hoifeldt, director and founder of the group. talented, experienced vo“We perform many types calists who enjoy making of choral literature, from music in the company of the Middle Ages to the friends,” Hoifeldt said. present, musical theater “We are excited to be sharand opera, pops and jazz. ing the beauty of choral I look for literature written music while continuing to for adult women’s voices, learn and grow as individbut we have performed ual artists. I hope that this music written for all types concert will make people of treble choirs.” aware of a new body of Even though Good choral literature and some Company is not affiliated talented composers, as with an institution or or- well as the power of womganization, the group has en’s voices.”


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Across 1 Rewards for waiting 5 Sauce finisher, often 10 Bit of Halloween makeup 14 Gray subj. 15 Expansive 16 Parting words 17 Family nickname 18 Parting word 19 Erelong 20 “ “ 23 Presidential nickname 24 Inflationary fig.? 25 Drive off 26 Language of Pakistan 28 Peak on the 1,000yen note 31 Language suffix 32 __-Julie, Quebec 33 Nail-biting way to win 36 “ “ 40 Jerks 41 Morse code letter after dit-dit-dit 42 Outlaw Clanton 45 Get rid of 46 Gorilla trained to use sign language 47 Holiday air 49 Mao __-tung 51 Ten-cent pres. 53 “ “ 58 Designer Schiaparelli

59 The Joe in Detroit, for one 60 Superb 61 Tallow source 62 Huge 63 Earthworm habitat 64 Stun, in a way 65 Bout of retail “therapy” 66 Fine subject? Down 1 “Lost” actress Raymonde 2 How soldiers may lie 3 Gratify the baser side of 4 Have the lead 5 Shellfish morsels 6 Lines from the center 7 33-Down’s homeland 8 Open-mouthed 9 Western landform 10 Clichéd 11 Happy hour morsel 12 Makes amends 13 Rub the wrong way 21 Manjula’s husband on “The Simpsons” 22 Like autumn mornings

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Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7 -- Mercury enters Sagittarius (until 12/24); you see (and can articulate) a broader perspective. Share it in person, via email or social media, and get the word out in bold letters. Get extra efficient. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is an 8 -- It’s time for adventure time. Try something new, or explore areas you normally avoid to discover something you didn’t know about yourself. Set long-range educational goals. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 7 -- For three weeks with Mercury in Sagittarius, communication with your partner is more direct and easy. Rely on others. Choose participation over isolation. Expand your bankroll. Shared holdings increase in value. Luxuriate privately or with someone special.

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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is an 8 -- For the next three weeks, expand your sphere of understanding. Let yourself get persuaded to participate. Your work becomes more interesting. Weigh pros and cons. Figure out what your heart wants. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 9 -- For the next three weeks, you’re even smarter than usual, and especially good with words. Get disciplined (especially today and tomorrow) about your health, diet and exercise. You can afford to invest in your vitality. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 -- For the next three weeks, improve things at home, especially through communication. Stay out of somebody else’s battle. Focus on household renovation and get the best quality. Shop carefully, and ensure the team’s aligned.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 9 -- Ask probing questions to deepen your studies, which expand through communication over the next three weeks. The action is behind the scenes. Enjoy new developments. Turn down a public for a private engagement. Question authority.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 6 -- For the next three weeks, consider all possibilities and discuss them. Group participation gets powerful results. Confer with others and discover views that ring true. Plan carefully. Have what you want delivered, and delegate roles and tasks.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 9 -- For the next three weeks, realizing dreams goes easier. It’s a philosophical phase, and what you learn could have volatile moments. A female brings beauty into your home. Overbuild. Imagine, but don’t venture too far yet. Set priorities.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 7 -- For three weeks, what you say impacts your career directly. Answers lead to new questions. Your assets are gaining value. Consider it a three-week testing phase. Don’t deplete resources and keep the faith; it’s a winning combination.

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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 6 -- For the next three weeks with Mercury in Sagittarius, reconsider assumptions. You’re especially bright, witty and persuasive. Stand up to a critic. Increase your family’s comfort. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 7 -- It could get easier to spend over the next three weeks, so think before handing over that card. Get only what you need and go for the best quality. You may be able to borrow and share resources.

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