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McCarney hospitalized after stroke By Jeremiah.Davis

Former ISU and current North Texas football coach Dan McCarney has been hospitalized and is being treated for a stroke, according to a source close to the family. McCarney was admitted to a Dallas-area hospital Sunday, according to the

source, who also confirmed that the former Cyclone coach is in the intenMcCarney sive care unit of the hospital and is listed in stable condition. The source said a neu-

rologist checked McCarney’s vitals, memory and speech Monday morning and he did “well.” North Texas Director of Athletics Rick Villarreal released a statement Monday but did not confirm McCarney had suffered a stroke in that statement. “[Sunday] afternoon after returning from Miami, I

spoke with Margy McCarney who said that her husband, Dan, had experienced some medical difficulties significant enough that he was taken to the hospital,” Villarreal said in the statement. “The details that we know at this time are that he was admitted and is currently undergoing a battery of tests and will continue to be under

observation. “The exact cause and nature of the symptoms of his illness are not immediately known by [the North Texas athletics department] at this time,” Villarreal said. “The family has asked until a complete diagnosis and a course of treatment is established


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Iowa State steps out of investment By Kaleb Warnock Daily staff writer Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Wendy Wintersteen issued a statement Friday stating that the university has chosen to withdraw from its advisory role in the Agrisol-led land investment project in Tanzania due to misinterpretations about why Iowa State was involved. “It has not been directed at what originally compelled us to explore program development in Tanzania — the role agricultural education can play in helping small farmers and families struggling against poverty and hunger,” Wintersteen said. The decision came after numerous media reports of the potentially controversial nature of the project, given its involvement with refugees who currently occupy a few of the potential redevelopment sites. In a statement issued to the Daily, Wintersteen said, “[We] withdrew from a direct role to address perceptions and questions on potential conflicts because a member of the Board of Regents was involved. Prior to that, our direct role had been to consider how educational programs for Tanzanian farmers and families could be designed to combat poverty and hunger.” Anuradha Mittal, executive director of the Oakland Institute, a group that has been against the investment deal, released a statement Monday that stated Iowa State was only involved to help the project gain credibility. “What has been hard about ISU’s role in the Agrisol deal is that we share the mission of supporting small farmers,” it said. “However, the Tanzanian land deal spearheaded by political insider Bruce Rastetter, who used ISU’s involvement to gain credibility and further a charade of ‘responsible agriculture,’ would not have helped small farmers.”

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Knight, Brown seek to improve value of ISU education By Charles.O’Brien

Jared Knight, vice president of the Government of the Student Body, and Katie Brown, director of membership development for GSB, are looking to bring more value to students’ college experience with their bid to become the president and vice president of the student body. Knight, junior in political science, is the presidential candidate for the pair. During his three years at Iowa State, he has been a member of the Student Affairs Advisory Committee, Special Student and Fee Committee, the Honor Student Board and the

Cyclone Swing Society. Brown, sophomore in history, is Knight’s vice presidential pick. She is involved with the ISU Cyclone Football “Varsity” Marching Band, Concert Band, Alpha Delta Pi sorority and is an honors undergraduate adviser. “I decided to run for president because there is still a lot of work left to do,” Knight said. “We’ve accomplished a lot already, made a difference, and we want to continue it.” The pair is running on a platform of bringing more value to the classes that students take, the residential housing where they live and the dining services where students eat. They also want to establish a database that contains teachers’ evaluations — a ISU version of Rate My Professors. Along with this, they plan

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Editor’s note: David Bartholemew, who is running for GSB vice president, was a Daily staff writer and assistant news prior to announcing his intent to run.

Pair hopes to reduce senator turnover as GSB executives By Charles.O’Brien Government of the Student Body senators Jake Swanson and David Bartholomew are looking to change the direction for the Government of the Student Body during this year’s election. “We feel that GSB is not heading in the right direction,” Swanson said.

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Increased enrollment heats apartment races Students begin housing hunt as early as October By Melis.Meas For students who choose not to live on campus, the housing search has begun. The housing search can begin in many different ways, from word of mouth through friends and family, browsing the Internet or simply walking by a place. Most students arrive at Iowa State and live in the dorms. The on-campus

housing is convenient and a good way to meet others coming into college. Cole Hart, freshman in pre-business, currently lives in Willow Hall and enjoys his housing experience so far. “I enjoyed the friends I made in Willow, but I am excited to leave,” he said. “There is a lot of noise and limited access to things like the TV that make it a hassle to live here.” More space isn’t the only aspect of off-campus living he’s excited for. “I am looking forward to



students lived on campus in fall 2011

Swanson, sophomore in public service and administration in agriculture and business management, is running as the presidential candidate for the 2012/13 school year. Swanson is an Inter-Residence Hall Association senator and during his time at Iowa State has been part of the President’s Leadership Class, served as the Freshman Council President and been a member of the University Affairs Committee. Bartholomew, junior in political science, history and Spanish, is Swanson’s vice president. Bartholomew is a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences senator. Bartholomew has also been active during his time at Iowa State. He has worked as an assistant news editor for the Iowa State Daily, served as treasurer for the Model



Students cause competition for regular housing Editor’s note: In order to protect their privacy, John and Jerome wished to use aliases instead of their real names.

By Katherine.Klingseis


students lived off campus in fall 2011

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As ISU students compete with one another to secure the best low-priced rental properties, another ever-growing group in Ames is often left out in the cold, literally. Jerome, a resident at the Emergency Residence Project’s shelter, said he has struggled to find an apartment to rent in Ames. After being incarcerated, Jerome lost his apartment, causing him to take refuge at ERP’s shelter. Jerome has a job and is saving up his earnings to rent


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Celebrity News Notes and events.

Houston’s body to be flown to N.J. for funeral What killed Whitney Houston is still an official mystery despite widespread media speculation, but a Los Angeles County coroner official downplayed the suspicion that drugs played a major role Monday. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said that “not many prescription bottles” were found in the singer’s Beverly Hilton hotel room after her death. The amount of medications recovered by investigators was less than usually present in deaths attributed to overdoses, Winter said. “I know there are reports that she maybe was drowned or did she overdose, but we won’t make a final determination until all the tests are in,” he said. Winter ruled out foul play and said there were no injuries to her body. There were more questions than answers Monday about Houston’s sudden death, as authorities were offering few details.

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BREAK DOWN: Dancers open ceremony

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TUESDAY University Print Society Valentine Card and T-shirt Sale When: 10 a.m. What: The University Print Society will sell handmade cards and T-shirts printed with a valentine theme as a fundraiser for student club members to attend an international professional printmaking conference. Where: Foyer in front of the dean’s office, College of Design

Graduate CRP Club Valentine’s Day Rose and Bake Sale When: 10 a.m. What: The Graduate Community & Regional Planning Club will sell red roses and baked goods for Valentine’s Day to raise funds for club activities. Order in advance or stop by to pick up flowers and sweets for your sweetie. Where: Free-speech zone

Dancers break down to raise spirits in Stephens Auditorium for the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Ally College Conference opening ceremonies Friday.

Police Blotter: Feb. 11

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For the second year in a row, Grammy viewers were left scratching their heads at the Recording Academy’s best new artist pick. For some, it’s a question of which artist is more deserving, but for others it’s also because they haven’t heard of the artist. Bon Iver appears to be just as confounding as last year’s best new artist winner Esperanza Spalding, or the album of the year winner Arcade Fire, as a number of inquiring viewers turned to the Web to try and figure out the identity of the best new artist Grammy holder. The only problem is that some heard Bon Iver as Bonnie Bear (or Bonny Bear, Bonny Beer, Barney Bear, or Bony Bear — you get the picture).

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.

at 12:07 a.m.). A 17-year-old female was taken into custody and charged with underage possession of alcohol. She was referred to Juvenile Court Services and then released to the care and custody of a parent (reported at 12:38 a.m.). Nicholas Hanten, 18, of Dubuque, was cited for underage possession of alcohol in Lot 62 (reported at 12:59 a.m.). Taylor Robinson, 19, 3307 Friley Hall, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at Friley Hall. He was subsequently released on citation (reported at 1:00 a.m.).

Mortensen Road unit 118, was arrested and charged with driving under suspension; he was subsequently released on citation (reported at 1:49 p.m.). A staff member reported a possible theft at the University Bookstore. Nathan Darling, 21, 2644 Hunt St. unit 6, was later arrested and charged with fifth degree theft; he was subsequently released on citation (reported at 2:11 p.m.).

A resident reported being assaulted by two acquaintances. The incident remains under investigation (reported at 12:46 a.m.). Justin Gleason, 23, 3339 Dartmoor Road, was arrested and charged with public intoxication (third offense). Joseph Fabiosa, 23, 5328 Cervantes Drive, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were arrested and transported to the Story County Justice Center (reported at 3 a.m.). Daniel Sexton, 26, 4830

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Feb. 12 Derek Loneman, 19, 518 Maple Hall, and Brandon Ballard, 18, 730 Maple Hall, were cited for underage possession of alcohol on the 2600 block of Lincoln Way (reported

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>>MCCARNEY.p1 that their privacy be respected. We can’t comment any further at this time and will release information as it becomes available and approved by the family.” ISU women’s basketball coach Bill

>>SWANSON.p1 United Nations and been an undergraduate research assistant for the political science department. “We want a lot of student input, we want what students want,” Swanson said about getting more students in-

to strengthen the Dead Week policy and to raise student awareness of the GSB. Another issue the pair is highlighting is the importance of GSB senators

>>APARTMENTS.p1 more freedom and being able to do the things I want without it taking over others’ time and vice versa,” Hart said. Hart started his apartment search in October and, like many other students, he heard Campustown is the trendy neighborhood to live in and signed a contract in December. “I started looking in October because I heard places started to fill up very quickly, and the earlier the better,” he said. Students also need to realize the amount of bedrooms

Fennelly first revealed McCarney had suffered a stroke in a tweet, which read, “Please keep Dan McCarney in your thoughts and prayers after a recent stroke -­ no better people than he and his wife Margy!” In his weekly news conference, Fennelly declined to comment further on his tweet, say-

volved in GSB. “We want them to help form our platform.” Besides having more students input, the pair is looking to make GSB a more efficient group by reworking how financial allocations are done. Along with this, they are focusing on Campustown problems, library accessibility and inter-


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ing he wanted to respect the privacy of McCarney and his family. “We don’t know much,” Fennelly said. “We know he’s got a little health issue. It’s kind of a family matter for them, so I think we’re going to leave it at that.” McCarney coached at Iowa State

national student affairs. Another major issue the pair is focusing on is the departure of senators. Swanson and Bartholomew said less than one-third of the senators elected during last spring’s election are still on the GSB senate. “It has been very hard

communicating with constituents. “Senators are not being very good representatives. This is about the Iowa State students and senators are not communicating with them,” Knight said. Knight said he chose Brown for a

different apartments offer. Some range from one bedroom to five bedrooms with other buildings offering only onebedroom and two-bedroom options. “I wanted roommates, so a four-person place appealed to me,” Hart said. There are pros to living in certain buildings, but knowing what is not appealing is a personal decision that is also important when looking for a place to live. “Distance is important, and a turnoff would’ve been a small living room and kitchen,” Hart said.

Campustown is an attraction to students because of its close proximity to campus, nightlife, many student apartments, restaurants and other attractions. Freshmen are not the only students looking for housing, however, as returning upperclassman are in the hunt as well. “Location is hands down my highest priority,” said Maggie Loomis, junior in animal ecology. “I want to be near Campustown, but I’ve also come to realize the beauty of neighbors that don’t feel it necessary to throw parties five

0 >>HOUSING.p1 his own apartment. However, he explained that he has found it difficult to find somewhere to live. “There are few decently priced places, and you need to act on them quickly because the window [of availability] is not long,” Jerome said. “It’s hard to find an apartment because students take up everything.” The shelter’s assistant director, Troy Jenson, said 644 people lived at the shelter in the last fiscal year, with half of those residents being children. When the shelter is full, ERP can rent up to three rooms at the Ames Motor Lodge if the motel has rooms vacant. Jenson said an average of 51 people resided at ERP’s shelter or at ERP’s rented rooms at the Ames Motor Lodge per day during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Jenson and Jerome said they wanted to make sure that college students didn’t think they were blaming them for taking all of the apartments and making some Ames residents homeless. “Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against college students,” Jerome said. “There’s just more competition when they come to Ames.” Jenson said he appreciates the presence of college students in Ames because about 60 percent of volunteers that help out at ERP are college students. He said the flux of college students in Ames in the fall does cause increased competition and increased prices. Jerome said he believes real estate agencies and landlords show favoritism toward college students. He explained that he feels real estate agencies and landlords will accept college students’ rental applications before they accept his or other low-income Ames residents. “I think they’ll take the kids because they know that they’ll get their money,” Jerome said. “They know that the kids have their parents to help out with rent.” Dave Hyman, Ames prop-

from 2008-10 before becoming head coach at North Texas in 2011. McCarney has always been known as a “tough” individual, and the source told the Daily that he is already “asking when he can go back to work.” Check back to for more information as it’s available.

is a strong speaker who is passionate about students. When asked about how their different backgrounds would benefit GSB, Bartholomew said their different opinions would bring every other idea into the fold, which in the end would benefit the student body.

ate. This would allow for us to be more efficient,” Brown said. The two look to work closely with each other to accomplish common goals and support each other’s vision of Iowa State and what they need to do to better the university.

nights a week.” She is switching apartments and is on the hunt for another place to live that is closer to campus. The beauty of living off campus is that students can either be walking distance from campus or live in other locations such as east or west Ames, and they can still feel connected to campus. However, off-campus living is not only limited to Campustown. West Ames has a vast majority of apartments and houses for students and it’s only a short ride away from campus.

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to keep senators on GSB,” Bartholomew said. “We want to improve the number of senators staying and build better relations with them.” When asked why he chose Bartholomew as his running mate, Swanson said the two work well together as teammates and that Bartholomew

running mate after he saw her work on the GSB executive cabinet and around campus. She impressed him with her leadership skills, work ethic and commitment. “I want to see more camaraderie and direction within discussion in sen-

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erty manager for Haverkamp Properties, said realtors are prohibited from discriminating against applicants according to the Fair Housing Act. The act prohibits discrimination in the sale or renting of dwellings on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status. The Iowa Civil Right Commission (Iowa Code 216) also prohibits realtors from discriminating from applicants based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Hyman said Haverkamp works on a first-come-firstserve basis when renting properties. He explained that Haverkamp Properties does a criminal background check on all of its applicants and interviews those who have been convicted of felonies. Haverkamp Properties does not rent to applicants who have been evicted from other properties, Hyman said. Hyman said the demand for rental housing is high because the number of ISU students has increased while the number of housing units, for Haverkamp Properties at least, has remained the same. Hyman also described how most students rent housing in the fall. “The apartments fill up with students in the fall and the leases go for a year,” Hyman said. “Unfortunately, if someone becomes homeless after that, they may have to be homeless for a whole year.” Youth and Shelter Services is another organization that helps Ames’ homeless population. Hope Metheny, program coordinator for the Lighthouse, Transitional Living Program and Supervised Apartment Living, said she works with homeless youth between the ages of 16 and 25. In addition to giving them a place to stay, YSS also works to help youth find employment. Metheny said finding employment is not always easy for some of her clients. “Finding a job is especially hard for 16- and 17-year-olds,” Metheny said. “College students usually have more experience, and there’s also a matu-

rity factor as well.” John, a resident at the Emergency Residence Project’s shelter, said he is also trying to find a job. Like Jerome, John sought help from ERP after being incarcerated. John said he has had problems trying to find a job because he must compete with college students. Jerome said he was fortunate enough to have kept the job he had before he was arrested. He explained that he was also lucky in the fact that he found someone to financially back him to rent an apartment. However, he said the apartment won’t be ready for another week. Until then, he will continue living at ERP’s shelter, he said. “I have no doubt in my mind that I’ll get my own place,” Jerome said.


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Give women opportunity to prove valor The Pentagon’s announcement last Thursday allowing women to serve in extended battalion-level positions is a small step in formally permitting women to serve in crucial positions closer to the front lines. The decision allows women to be assigned to a battalion as radio operators, medics, fire-detection specialists and mechanics, six new opportunities previously closed to women. However, women are still restricted from serving in the infantry, combat tanks, special operations units and other primarily frontline units. Although the six new positions available for women are a step forward, women are still barred from critical positions that help advance their military careers. Combat positions and frontline experience are essential for developing the leadership skills and combat experiences that allow for military promotions. By barring combat positions, women are effectively barred from achieving high honors and promotions within the military. Congress has kept additional combat positions closed due to concern that the American public will not tolerate deaths of women in combat, and the military reasons that women may not be able to perform the physical demands of combat positions. On the front line, soldiers frequently must carry as much as 100 pounds of equipment and may need to carry wounded soldiers off the battlefield. Vee Penrod, the deputy defense undersecretary for military personnel policy, said that women’s inability to perform the physical tasks of the front line was “based on experience with the leadership and experience in combat.” Experience of the past 10 years seems to indicate the contrary. Of the nation’s 1.5 million active military personal, 15 percent are women. More than 255,000 women have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and 140 have died in service. Yet the American public still remains in support of the troops. Even though women were not permanently assigned to frontline positions, temporary assignments were often used as a loophole to use women soldiers closer to the front. The new policy is just recognition of positions in which women already serve. Demand for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan led to using women in many barred combat positions. The bureaucratic loophole allowed women into barred positions as “temporary attachments” to battalions. If women were given the chance to serve in the front lines, they could prove their valor. We do not advocate placing unqualified or inadequate soldiers on the front lines, but that women be given equal opportunity to serve their country in every position for which they are qualified and in which they want to perform. Editorial Board

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File photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily Joan Lucas of Indianola waves a Gadsden flag during the Tea Party of America’s Restoring America event on Sept. 3 in Indianola, Iowa. Ames residents need to be wary of Steve King, who will be running in the new 4th District of Iowa against Christie Vilsack, the wife of former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack.

Ames: Beware Steve King Representative’s beliefs should scare 4th District


fter each census is taken every 10 years, there is a constitutional requirement that states redraw their district lines in order to keep the representation of the people in a more balanced and proportional manner. And because the House of Representatives is currently set at 435 members, some states may gain congressional seats and some may lose. Although Congress does have the power to add seats to Congress, 435 has been the number of seats since 1911 (except for several years, after Hawaii and Alaska joined the Union, in which it went to 437 but then back to 435). After the 2010 census, Iowa unfortunately lost one of its congressional districts, and in the coming election in November, the number of Iowa members of the House of Representative will be four, down from five. And thanks to this redistricting, there is a new face that may be representing Ames. His name is Steve King, and he should scare the living daylights out of you. King was voted into Iowa in the 5th District, representing the western portion of Iowa in 2002. He has since become a firebrand conservative, using hyperbole as his only style of rhetoric. And even using the term “hyperbole” is putting it mildly. In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference over the weekend, King began his speech saying how, because of the new compact fluorescent lightbulbs, Americans are losing their liberty. He then went on to call the janitors of the Capitol grounds that change out incandescent bulbs for the new CFL bulbs and, I quote, “Nancy’s [Pelosi] Stasi troops.” The Stasi, or Ministry for State Security

By Jacob.Witte as King is speaking of here, was one of the most repressive secret police agencies in the world. They were responsible for the arrests of upwards of 200,000 East Germans during the occupation, killing untold amounts of them, mostly for political reasons. This, King tells us, is being reincarnated in the form of the janitors who change the lightbulbs. So while King is railing away, telling fellow conservatives how they are losing their liberty because incandescent lightbulbs are on their way out (a bill signed, mind you, during the Bush administration), King quietly voted last February to extend the most controversial provisions of the Patriot Act, including warrantless wiretapping and surveillance. King also signed away your and my rights when voting for the National Defense Appropriations Act of 2012, which allows the president to indefinitely detain anyone who fits into the vague descriptions of supporting enemies of America or her coalition partners until the “end of hostilities.” Comparing something so trivial as purchasing lightbulbs to actively supporting being illegally spied upon by your own government is perhaps the worst form of hypocrisy that comes to my mind. But it doesn’t stop there. King has been quoted saying that racial profiling “has always been an important component of legitimate law enforcement.” He also said in 2008 that if President

Barack Obama were to be elected president, radical Islamists and al-Qaida “will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on Sept. 11 because they will declare victory in this War on Terror.” King also voted against a $52 billion aid package for victims of Hurricane Katrina. He joined 11 (out of 435, remember) in voting this down, citing the need for “fiscal responsibility.” In regards to illegal immigration, King is uncompromising. He once compared immigrants to cattle by having an electrified fence that would “discourage” them from entering the country. Representing Ames, in my opinion, would be a nightmare for a politician like King. This is because, in a center of higher education and learning, most residents are immune to his pathetic attempts of propaganda and manipulation. And because Ames is one of the largest cities in the new 4th District in Iowa, it will be a place where King will likely come to campaign before November. This election, King will be running against Christie Vilsack, the wife of former Iowa Gov. and current Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. In the 2010 campaign, King neglected his opponent, Matthew Campbell, choosing not to debate him, and won in a landslide. It is unlikely that this same method will work in this campaign, as King will have to win a much larger portion of the electorate. Politicians like King, whose rhetorical style relies heavily on closed-mindedness and a general lack of historical knowledge, may work well in the rolling hills of rural western Iowa, the stomping grounds of fellow ultraconservative Bob Vander Plaats, but the rest of the state knows better.

Jacob Witte is a senior in political science from Callender, Iowa.


Tolerance is at heart of America I t’s the conservatism, stupid! It sounds like a mouthful, even too windy for a bumper sticker. Yet the stretch with which some attention-hungry “conservative” groups have assumed is dumbing to say the least. Ever since the reinvention of the tea party and a classic dramatization of the “Reclaim America” skit, Americans seen to be moderate or liberal and accused of being un-American have had to make do with a conservative minority that feels overly entitled to take a lead on everything moral, right, orderly and just the thing that counts. Extremist conservatives assume it is their place to tell the rest of us where to shop, how much to spend, who to befriend and even how to hate others without showing them a trace of dignity. Yet, in the precursor to their misplaced sense of morality, they still deem America — in the words of the founders — as the land of the free. They still believe that

By Benson.Amollo America, the belly of the beast, is the place where the impossible happens. Isn’t America supposed to be the place where freedom permits uninterrupted choice and decisions? Isn’t this the land of the bold and the brave? Why in heaven’s name would America respond to the lopsided curtailing of her freedoms under the guise of ideology? And what is conservatism anyway? Aren’t we supposed to agree to disagree while remaining tolerant of each other? Unless conservatism has a way of making its core believers think in a straight line, it amounts to a dangerous inbreeding of thought and conscience to remain skewed

while holding those different with an undeserving contempt. It bleeds damagingly pretentious to think that a country of more than 300 million people could be shepherded into an ideological straitjacket. This is America. This is the land of diversity, the melting pot. America would never be the womb of invention; where dreams converge and experiments become global phenomena that turn economies around if we thought and acted alike. America’s founders had to compromise so much in the larger interest. Even though they were not agreeable on how to captain the country to its great vision of prosperity, they knew that in their diversity of opinion and thought stood a great America. They agreed to disagree, but kept the country afloat. They knew times would change so many times that interest and idea would run against each other. They knew

that someday, positions would shift, that slavery would end — that there would be a day when people of all races and backgrounds would be held and seen in equal measure. That was their dream. It was those dreams that have given rise today, to a society that has to grope with the realities of an economy teetering in the brinks of dismay; of a diversity of people who today are in all counts gay, straight, white, black, brown, liberal, conservative and poor and rich altogether. They compromised all the same so that in the order of time, this America today would exist. It is the spirit of compromise by the founders — who unfortunately are conservatives’ heroes — that we have the most amount of space to exploit our opinions. The irony however, gets bitter when our exploitation of that space is a


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Take a walk in athletes’ shoes Lack of responsibility not due to lack of care

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Dear Iowa State Daily (more specifically Darrin Cline), As a student-athlete at Iowa State, I find this last article you ran in the Daily highly offensive for many different reasons. I realize this is an opinion article, but opinions should be based on facts, not fabrications and elaborations. Going through the article, there were bold statements made that had no legitimate factual evidence to back them up. Referring to the “closets full of ISU gear” that athletes get is a complete exaggeration. Student-athletes get one or two sweatshirts/sweats a year that are issued (meaning we have to return it), and this is what we wear to class every day. So for you to be upset that we are not sporting the gear we get is not true. Every day to school I wear the issued gear I am given for my sport. I invite you to take a walk in my shoes for a day. On a regular basis, we have workouts at 6 in the morning, treatment for our nagging injuries that we never address for fear of having to sit out, then to go to class with a full class schedule varying from 12 to 18 credits, and then turn around and have practice later that day for three-plus hours.

When are we supposed to find time to dress up for class? We are constantly on the go; when we aren’t practicing or getting treatment, we are in class. I’m sorry if we do not dress up enough for you, but by the time regular students get up and get ready for an 8 a.m. class, I have already been up for more than two hours doing more than you will probably do all day, so I’m not sorry that we can’t find the time to dress up in polos and business attire clothing every day. We try to be as presentable as possible given the schedules we have. Student-athletes have worked extremely hard to be where we are today. For more than 16 years, I have been working as hard as possible to be in the position to have an opportunity to be a Division I athlete. I think I speak for the entire student-athlete population when I say we have sacrificed all of our time and energy into our sports — which includes missing family events, dances in high schools and hanging out with friends — because we were doing something we loved. We have earned everything we have achieved thus far in our athletic careers. We have earned the perks of being an


athlete because of the many sacrifices we have made throughout our lives, so I do not think you are truly doing the athletic community justice with this article because you have never been in the situation we are in. As student-athletes, we give back to the community. Within the studentathlete community, we have a competition between the sports of who can put in the most community service hours. We take this very seriously, and every year it is a battle on who wins this competition. On top of that, we sign autographs after competitions for the kids who come to watch our games, and if fans ever are to recognize student-athletes outside of the game, we take pride and have respectable conversations with them. We are not perfect people and we make mistakes, but honestly I have never met a person who is perfect in every aspect. We aspire to be the best people we can be and sometimes we fall short, but we always get back up with our heads held high. You may disapprove or think we “lack respectability,” but until you walk a day in our shoes, I do not believe you have any room to talk. It is always easier to judge from the outside looking in. I believe this article is a misrepresentation of the athletic community and feel you have made false statements without knowing the real truth.

Misunderstandings cloud Cline’s judgment about student-athletes I’m a member of the ISU track and field team and I find Darrin Cline’s article, “Student-athletes lack respectability,” extremely ignorant. I’m sure Mr. Cline wrote this piece for the sheer reason for bettering our campus and Iowa State’s reputation, and I’m also sure he knows exactly what it’s like to be a student-athlete and the pressures we experience on a day-to-day basis. Oh, wait. The fact that he’s not a Division I athlete discredits him immensely. Let’s dive into this article a little deeper. “Other than the home football games, I’m not sure how many of our esteemed athletes I’ve seen dressed in something more formal than sweatpants. While we as the student body shell out cash for overpriced bookstore clothing, the athletes are adorned with closets full of ISU gear. It is a hefty amount of free gear that gives these should-be reputable role models a slovenly appearance.” There are many misunderstandings and illogical statements within these three sentences alone. Because we’re full-time students and athletes, our schedules are extremely busy with classes, homework, practice, games/meets, required study hall hours, meetings, etc. Due to this fact, sometimes we have to run from class to practice and back to class in the middle of the day. So, Mr. Cline, I apologize that we’re all not showered, smelling of

Kelly Hering is a freshman in psychology. daisies and sunshine, and wearing “respectable” clothing to class after working out for three hours. Secondly, the school does not require students to “shell out cash for overpriced bookstore clothing.” A student can get plenty of apparel at cheaper places, such as Wal-Mart or TJMaxx. I myself, a student-athlete, have bought the majority of my apparel from various places. It seems as if Mr. Cline thinks we’re handed heaps and heaps of ISU gear, but we’re not. We check out clothes to practice and compete in that we have to turn in at the end of the year — clothes that have been worn in the past and will be worn in the future. Thirdly, if you think our ISU gear gives us a “slovenly appearance,” I guess that simply demonstrates how you feel about your school and school spirit. We, along with non-student-athletes, wear the name of Iowa State proudly and support each other through it. Have you seen our “WE ARE ONE” shirts around campus? We happily sacrifice sleep, energy, weekends and social lives to compete and represent each other and our school well. I hope this clears up any misconceptions Mr. Cline has about our athletic programs here at ISU. Go Cyclones!

Consider foreign students’ perspective I logged into Facebook the other day and, to my displeasure, discovered a huge growth in an “Iowa State University Memes” page. In an oversimplified description, memes are classes of pictures with overlaying text that “humorously” enhance the picture. While looking through the pictures, rage boiled in me. One meme features a female Asian teacher with text over it that reads “Herro crass, wercome to carcurus” on at the top and “F--k it, I’m screwed” along the bottom. No, I am here not to write about this tasteless misuse of Internet memes but about a commonly held attitude among ISU students. I have heard countless students complain, “These Asian professors are the worst teachers.” Now, think about how many times you have heard students

Andrew Nguyen is a senior in

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complaining about a physics professor’s accent, or grumbling about “the Asians” taking over the volleyball and basketball courts, or mocking the way Asian students always sit together in the dining center. Now, think about all the times anyone has stood in defense for our international students in light of these statements. Why is this attitude so widely acceptable in Iowa State’s culture? Why are we allowed to paint Iowa State as “us” and “the Asians”? Or “us” and “the foreign students”? Why is it so acceptable to paint our international student and faculty body as something bad?

>>CONSERVATISM.p4 target of the person who seems different from what “we expect.” So, one would think the group One Million Moms would have this background. That the group that prides itself in being American and morally upright should have placed its palm in America’s pulse and felt the happy riveting that yells freedom and diversity. In its attack of television host Ellen DeGeneres’ new role as J.C. Penney’s spokesperson, the group’s attack is aimed at America the diverse. To dismiss a person’s professional ability and an institution’s commitment to business just on account of the person’s sexual orientation is lame. One Million Moms has a right to their own opinions and/or misgivings against persons whose sexual orientation reeks “weird” to them, but to exploit such to attack an American institution is stretchy and unfortunate to American families and the working class. Over the last few days, One Million Moms, an offshoot of the conservative American Family Foundation, has mounted an “aggressive” campaign to discredit J.C. Penney as anti-American for appointing DeGeneres as its spokesperson. The group seems to

It is so incredibly frustrating to see our native-born students so easily dismiss a large part of their campus as strange and inaccessible. Maybe a math professor who traveled far away from their home and received a Ph.D. in mathematics is not thrilled to be teaching your Math 150. Maybe our international students find it easier to make friends who also speak their foreign tongue. Maybe mastering a new language is really hard. I am writing this because a lot of international students and faculty do not stand up to this ridicule. I am writing this because 30 years ago, my dad was “one of those Asians,” just a poor Vietnamese guy trying to make his life better. I am writing this because you should try to understand these people, not just make fun of them.

see evil in an American entity that employs several families from high school to college kids to mothers and fathers and all kinds of professionals. Little wonder if these sets of J.C. Penney employees, who also help dress most of America at very affordable costs, do not subscribe to families or are lacking of value. If as a people we are going to advocate a society where we are held accountable by our own actions, then it’s silly for anyone to advance selective hate. If One Million Moms believes in a great America that J.C. Penney and DeGeneres probably shares, then the group must be held accountable for its actions. No one can tell anybody where to buy merchandise and how to arrive at that decision. Unless One Million Moms has been contracted by another retail outlet to launch a defensive attack against recent J.C. Penney’s brilliant marketing strategies, its actions leave a lot to desire.

Benson Amollo is a graduate student in journalism and mass communication from Nairobi, Kenya

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10th-ranked Bears beat Cyclones in Texas By Jeremiah Davis Daily staff writer The ISU men’s basketball team fell to No. 10 Baylor Monday night 79-64 in Waco, Texas. The Cyclones (18-8, 8-5 Big 12) were beat in nearly every category statistically against the Bears (22-4, 9-4), who bounced back from losses to No. 3 Missouri and No. 4 Kansas last week. Iowa State couldn’t overcome Baylor’s successful night from the floor, as the Bears shot 60 percent from the field. Baylor also recorded 24 assists as a team, compared to only eight team turnovers. The Cyclones were led in scoring by Melvin Ejim, who finished with 17 points and seven rebounds. Iowa State also got 14 points from forward Royce White, but White had seven of the team’s 11 turnovers. Iowa State faced a balanced scoring attack from Baylor, who scored 44 points in the paint, accounting for 56 percent of their scoring. The Bears were led by Perry Jones III, who finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. Baylor also got production out of another Jones, Anthony Jones, who tallied 12 points off the bench. The Cyclones fall to fourth in the Big 12 standings, with five games remaining.

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Drop pass SPORT: Hockey DEFINITION: Hockey players’ term for passing the puck backward to a teammate in order to advance the puck. USE: ISU hockey player Mark Koske makes a drop pass when attacking.

File photo: Yue Wu/Iowa State Daily After growing up in Australia, senior guard Lauren Mansfield came to the United States to play collegiate basketball. After finishing her ISU career, she will return to Australia to play for the North Adelaide Rockets.

By Dead.Berhow-Goll Lauren Mansfield is just like every other senior guard. That is, unless you count the fact that she grew up playing basketball in Australia. Mansfield hails from the southern coast of Australia from the city of Adelaide. Basketball was always going to be part of who Mansfield was. She grew up with basketball in her blood as her dad, Barry, and mom, Sue, both played basketball. Her sister Tahnee even plays on the club team Barry coaches, the Northern Adelaide Rockets. “I grew up in a basketball family,” Lauren said. “My mom and dad both played. They both coached me from a young age, so all of my siblings played [and] I kind of grew into that. “Basketball was always a big thing on the weekends. We’d always be watching my brother or my sister. I kind of grew into that, so I instantly fell in love with the game.” Lauren’s favorite player growing up was Patrick Mills. Mills played a short stint in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers. As much as she loved watching Mills, her inspiration growing up was her brother, Jay. “I grew up watching him play, so I was always just mesmerized by watching him,” Lauren said. “He’s a real creative player. He likes to do fancy moves, so it was always exciting to watch him play. I just always wanted to grow up and be as good as he was.”

Children who love basketball often grow up shooting hoops in their driveway, having a parent teach them how to dribble or the correct way to shoot a jump shot. Mansfield not only had her dad play that role, he also coached her club team. Growing up, unlike in the United States, Lauren’s school in Australia didn’t have a basketball team, so she had to play on a club team. “My dad made a club, he recruited a bunch of players to come and play,” Lauren said. “At that point, I played up a grade because we didn’t have a team for my age.” In high school, Lauren excelled in basketball. She even was able to represent Australia in the World University Games in 2009. After Lauren finished high school, she went to Midland Community College in Texas to play basketball. She played two years there and was awarded an NJCAA All-American honorable mention. Lauren led Midland to the Elite Eight in the NJCAA tournament. That’s when ISU coach Bill Fennelly noticed her. “We felt like we needed someone who could come in and play right away,” Fennelly said. “We liked her game, we liked her versatility because we thought she could play the one or the two and we felt like she was a good fit at the time. All the things kind of came together and we’re certainly glad she came.” Having a coach like Fennelly can be intimidating and a challenge, but

Lauren didn’t hesitate to say how much she’s appreciated having him as a teacher. “He’s definitely the most passionate coach that I’ve ever been coached by for sure,” Lauren said. “The thing that I respect the most about coach Fen[nelly] is he expects more out of his players than they would think they can do and I think that helps them become better. “When your coach is expecting something of you where you don’t even know if you can do it, I think that makes you better.” As a senior, it can be difficult not to start peeking at the schedule and counting how many games there are remaining. Mansfield had that thought creep into her head one day at practice. “Coach Fennelly called me over the other day as I was having a bad practice,” Lauren said. “He said, ‘Lauren, you’ve only got seven games left.’ I was kind of like wow, it just clicked that I don’t have that much time left. I’ve got to pick it up.” When asked, Fennelly knew what moment Lauren spoke of and said he knows what she is dealing with as a senior in the home stretch of her career at Iowa State. “I think all seniors want it to end well,” Fennelly said. “I think she’s a kid that loves the game. She wants to, I really believe, be in that discussion of what that senior did in their senior year at Iowa State. So hopefully these last six games, especially the last four home


Loss won’t affect Iowa State’s play By Caitlyn.Diimig Despite the 51-41 loss to Texas Tech on Sunday, the ISU women’s basketball team is feeling improvement in its play. The Cyclones started their conference season with a five-game losing streak but have battled to improve their record to 5-7, tying for sixth in the Big 12. “We’re clicking well and games are flowing for us better,” said senior Lauren

Mansfield. “ We’re playing with more passion and having fun out there.” Poppens Despite shooting below her 14.6 points per game average, junior Chelsea Poppens maintained her place as one of the best players on the Iowa State team, scoring 12 points and seven boards. “I don’t really think about

points when I go into the game,” Poppens said. “I always just try to do better on rebounds. I find it easier for me to get rebounds than it is to get points.” Poppens is currently tied in the Big 12 for most doubledoubles with Baylor junior Brittney Griner. They have both earned 11 this season. Sophomore Hallie Christofferson said a lot of pressure can be placed on Poppens during the games. “We have to try and take that away from her and make

her feel as comfortable as possible so she keeps performing,” Christofferson said of Poppens. Christofferson pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds for Iowa State on Sunday. Post play will continue to be the most important aspect of the Cyclones’ upcoming opponents Kansas and Missouri. “As posts, we do have to think of it as a challenge and we have to work harder than them,” Christofferson said.


Wins help cause for tournament invite By Clint.Cole With invitations to the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Tournament going out Wednesday, the No. 7 ISU hockey team got two important wins Friday and Saturday. ISU coach Al Murdoch said he thinks the wins against No. 14 Central Oklahoma solidified their spot in the tournament. Last season, the Cyclones missed out on the national tournament for the first time in team history. The Cyclones went into the weekend following a rough two-game series in St. Louis against Lindenwood. ISU goaltenders Paul Karus and Mike Ness gave up 14 goals over the course of both games. Friday night against the Bronchos, Karus stopped all 21 shots in a 4-0 victory. On Saturday night, Karus stopped 31 out of 33 Broncho shots in a 5-2 win. “We’ve been spending 15 to 20 minutes at the start of practice just shooting, so the goaltenders are having to stand in the net and see a lot of rubber in the first 15 to 20 minutes,” Murdoch said. “After that it’s just regular stuff.” ISU forward Mike Falvey had a goal in each game against Central Oklahoma. Falvey, who said he’s been having a bit of a dry spell, was happy to snap out of his funk. “I’ve been on a drought for a while,” Falvey said. “Our line, [Ryan Reid] and [David Elliston], both played really well and we had a good work ethic, so it really paid off in the end, which is nice.” Prior to last weekend, Falvey had not scored since Oct. 8 in against the Dells Ducks. Falvey is currently 10th on the team in goals with seven and 17th in total points with 10.

File photo: Iowa State Daily Goalie Paul Karus blocks a shot against Minot State University on Nov. 11. Karus stopped 21 shots in Friday’s 4-0 win against Central Oklahoma.

“He’s playing the best hockey of the season right now,” Murdoch said. “I like what I’m seeing.” The Cyclones also got good play out of their second leading scorer, Jon Feavel, this weekend. Feavel had four assists in two games, three of which were on Saturday night. The ISU hockey club will be traveling to Ohio this weekend for the Central States Collegiate Hockey League Tournament, where it will play Illinois in the first round Friday afternoon. The CSCHL Tournament results do not impact selection for the ACHA National Tournament. The Cyclones are feeling good about their chances at being invited to the ACHA, and Feavel said they are not treating the CSCHL Tournament like it’s the end of the world.

Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Beall/ Flickr With the Colts’ set to receive the first pick in the NFL draft, Peyton Manning will not remain with Indianapolis.

Manning, Colts will part ways Change is hard. We on the ISD Sports Editorial Board realize this and, because of that, we know exactly why Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts are having a hard time. Manning has been the face of the Colts’ organization since he was drafted in 1998. Before that, the biggest thing to happen to Indianapolis football was the Cardiac Colts, who lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game in 1995. Before that? You have to go back to Johnny Unitas. So it makes sense that Colts owner Jim Irsay — who’s guiding another overhaul of a franchise that fell to ruin with Manning’s neck injury —wouldn’t know how to navigate these waters. Though it’s hard, change in this situation is necessary, and we think everyone involved realizes it. Sorry, Colts fans, but you won’t see Manning play football for the Colts again. The proof is in the pudding, the pudding being the Colts’ No. 1 overall position in the upcoming NFL draft, as well as the availability of Andrew Luck. Last time the Colts had the No. 1 pick, they took Manning after a 3-13 season and were rebuilding. This time, the Colts will take Luck after a 2-14 season and, as mentioned before, are rebuilding. With Luck, the Colts can hit the restart button the way they did with Manning 14 years ago. As for Manning? There are obviously a number of places he could end up, and we’ve highlighted our favorite scenarios. Best case: San Francisco 49ers. With Frank Gore to hand off to and a ferocious defense, the 49ers could be Super Bowl-bound with Manning. Most interesting: New York Jets. Another team with a great defense, the Jets could use consistency from a quarterback — something Manning, even a lesser version of himself, would provide. Plus he’d get two matchups a year with Tom Brady. Most likely: Arizona Cardinals or Washington Redskins. While the 49ers and Jets pose interesting and advantageous scenarios for Manning, these two have the money and the clear need. The Redskins looked good at times in 2011 and with Manning could be a playoff team. For the Cardinals, it’s clear Kevin Kolb was a mistake, and Manning would obviously be an upgrade. Where will he end up? It’s hard to tell. Regardless, Manning will be somewhere other than Indy.

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who by that time will have a new baby niece or nephew, and of playing with her niece Marlee, whom she’s barely been able to see since she’s been in Iowa. She said she was thinking of playing her brother Jay in oneon-one, at Hillcrest Stadium for Northern Adelaide with Barry coaching. Aside from all her family, she said she was thinking about the beautiful weather on the southern coast of Australia compared to the harsh, cold winter of Iowa. “I can’t wait to get back to that,” Lauren said with a smile. “The first thing I’m going to do is go to the beach.”

>>MANSFIELD.p6 games, will be special.” Mansfield compared playing in her hometown gym to Hilton Coliseum and how each place has a special meaning to her. The two places are drastically different — Hillcrest Stadium is a small gymnasium with only one row of seating around the outside compared to Hilton, which has been in the top five in attendance in the nation the past five consecutive years. “It’s tiny,” Lauren said of Hillcrest Stadium. “When I’m in Hilton, I just think, ‘Wow, this is what I dreamed about,’ playing at a place like Hilton.” After she graduates, Lauren will move on to play in the league. That league, however, is not the WNBA. It’s the Women’s National Basketball League in Australia where she’ll play on the North Adelaide Rockets. Even though she’s excited to head back to her home, she will miss being in Ames. “It’s sad I’m not going to play college anymore,” Lauren said. “I’m not going to be here with these amazing crowds and these amazing atmospheres. You’ve got people that look after you, it’s like a family here. “You really have a solid support system. So I’m going to be really sad to leave all that, it’s going to be crazy to never play in Hilton again.” Sadness could be heard resonating in her voice as she talked about leaving the fans at Hilton and leaving what will be her home of two years. Once she started talking about being home with her family, her melancholy tone changed into a smile. She said she was thinking about seeing her sister, Tahnee. She said she was thinking of her sister Kelly,

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McCoy’s experience key in trip to Texas By Mark.Schafer Experience can be a big factor in tournaments. For the ISU men’s golf team, it is relying on the experience of senior Nate McCoy at the next tournament. As the Cyclones start the Texas-San Antonio Invitational on Monday, they are hoping McCoy’s three years’ experience playing the course can help them. “McCoy has been playing at the tournament longer than I’ve been a coach here,” said coach Andrew Tank. “He will be able to show us the course layout and what to expect for the tournament.”

Last year, McCoy finished in a tie for 18th, but he is expecting a better outcome. “I know what to expect and how the course is laid out and three years’ experience that I can use to help make better shots,” McCoy said. The five underclassmen on the team will also go to McCoy for his leadership at the first spring semester tournament. “He has played there before and can show us what shots to take and how to approach the course,” said freshman Scott Fernandez. In addition to three years playing at the tournament, Tank said McCoy has played in different weather in San

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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- There could be a clash between love and money. It’s not a good time to get extravagant. Don’t push yourself too hard. You have super study power. Share kindness. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Your capacity to listen makes you more alluring. Stay in contact with loved ones. You’re getting more powerful, so you might as well raise the stakes.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Plan a special day together with a loved one. It doesn’t need to be expensive. Go ahead and give your word. It’s okay to be quiet, too.

2. What percentage of Valentine’s Day cards are purchased by women?

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- A boost of energy helps you complete projects, but it could also wear you out by the end of the day. Make time for being social later.

3. Approaximately how many Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Step into the emotional limelight. “Respectful” and “willing to be of service” get you the farthest. If the recipe falters, add a dash of “love.”

4. Cupid is whose son?

5.In what Shakespeare play is St. Valentine’s Day mentioned?


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- You’re just on fire. New pathways are revealed. Plan to indulge the places where your heart is. Your confidence is quite attractive.

1. Approximately how many boces of chocolate were sold for Valentien’s Day in 2003?


Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Expand your mind and heart with an adventure, perhaps a rendezvous at a secret spot, followed by a puzzle to untangle or an art project to enjoy.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Don’t overspend on luxuries. Who needs them when you’ve got love? Celebrate with dear ones, and be flexible about how it looks. Your true love holds you to your highest.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- It all works out (if you’re willing to do the work). You’re in top gear, and improving, but remember that Valentine’s Day is not all about you. Share.

ANSWER: 1 billion.

Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- A productive morning leaves space for a romantic evening; make what you will of it. You can have whatever you’re willing to stand for: Love is worth it.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You’re busy and getting busier at work, and that could interfere with your love life. Communication is key. Travel could be slow. Research holds crucial clues.


Today’s Birthday (02/14/12). Your circle of friends keeps expanding, from your heart outward. This year it advances your dreams. Being polite is a virtue to practice; “please” and “thank you” go a long way. Sometimes a respectful protest is in order, too. Share and celebrate love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Complete tasks earlier in the day. You’re a powerhouse. Later, reward yourself with relaxation and delicious food. Remember that pampering works best when it goes both ways.


Romantic evening

ANSWER: 36 million



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BREAKING the rules Ditch traditional faux pas by pairing pink with red for Valentine’s Day By Mollie Shirley ISD Style Writer

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No white after Labor Day. Don’t mix prints. Never wear clashing colors. Many of us have these bogus rules drilled into our heads, but I have some fabulous news. Fashion rules are meant to be broken, ladies. There once was a time when wearing red with pink was the ultimate fashion sin, but now this trend is smokin’ hot. Red is wild and seductive, while pink is soft and romantic. Together, the combo makes for an ultra-sexy outfit that would make even Cupid jealous. This is not your typical color combination, so wear it carefully. When done correctly, wearing pink with red is a fun and flirty way to look super feminine this Valentine’s Day. This dazzling duo works whether you’re hitting the bars with your girlfriends or hav-

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ing a fancy dinner date with your hubby. To work this trend like a pro, stick to similar shades. If you’re wearing burnt-red skinnies, pair them with a dusty pink tank. Or do as fashion blogger Jessica Quirk of What I Wore did and rock a bold red skirt with an equally as bright pink top. To be a fierce fashion rule breaker without looking like a fashion victim, you must accessorize with caution. Stick to neutral accessories, such as nude heels and a gold watch. Keep your hair and makeup simple to let the colors speak for themselves. If you still aren’t convinced of this fashion-forward look, test the waters with a solid pink dress and red heels. Don’t be afraid of this bold combo. You’re guaranteed a double take no matter where the night takes you.


Indulge with a girls’ spa night By Ashley Patton ISD Style Writer

Even if you are not in a relationship, you can still celebrate the day of love. Instead of indulging in chocolates and holding a pity party for yourself, grab some friends and have a girl’s night full of pampering. Going to the spa can get a little expensive, so we rounded up a few up our favorite items you can use at home. True Blue Purifying Peel Off Face Mask with Blackberry peels away pore-clogging dirt and oil, leaving your face extra soft and keeping those blemishes away. This mask retails at Bath and Body works for just $6. Try slices of cucumber to rest and easy puffy eyes. OPI is always on top of things when it comes to nails. Try a new shade from the Holland collection released this month, or if you’re looking for an at home mani-pedi fix, check out the Manicure Pedicure by OPI. The line is formulated with natural sugar crystals and alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate away dead skin and calluses, leaving your hands silky smooth. Also check out the Salon in Ames “Girls Night Out” package to finish off your day of pampering.

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Celebratory ideas for the Cupid haters By Leah Rodewald ISD Style Writer

What holiday is celebrated in red and pink, expensive as can be and continues to be overrated year after year? Valentine’s Day, of course! The day is feared by some, loved by others and loathed by even more than imaginable. My opinion? Valentine’s Day can go to the dogs (sorry, romantics). No, it’s not because I’m single. No, it’s not because of a relationship gone sour. And no, it’s not because “everyone else hates it.” If you want to go

ahead and spend more than $100 on dinner, gifts and the whole shebang, be my guest. But if you want to relax with the girls or guys, here are a couple inexpensive ideas — for the most part. Not a pity party — a pretty (good) party Start your newly annual V-Day party with a bang this year. Uncork a couple of bottles of wine with the girls and laugh about all the losers you dated in the past few years. Grab all the chocolate you can find, throw out all the sappy love movies and pick up a newly released comedy like “50/50.” Or

forgo the movie and play a silly game like Apples to Apples or Dirty Minds. Having fun will give you the chance to get away from school, the drama and the stuff you want to leave behind. A heartfelt flower Pick up the phone and do something unimaginable — have flowers delivered to your best friend. I can personally say that sending something is better than receiving them. And you know what’s better? Your best friend will love it even more than you can imagine. Yeah, it might go against the spending-no-money mentality of Valentine’s Day, but

instead of wallowing in self pity, your friend might realize that you, her friend, are a much better trade-off. Roses are red... And violets are blue. Blah blah blah and you stink too. Go ahead, write a crappy poem and send it to someone as a joke. This can be an ex you just want to shake or it can be a dirty joke to a friend who you just know will understand. And an even better idea? Send it anonymously or have a mutual friend deliver it. If only you could tape their reaction — but that’s up to you to figure out.

And the best part? Don’t you dare forget about the only reason I’m happy Valentine’s Day exists — the candy sales! It’s like Target and Wal-Mart don’t realize how much of a steal this candy can be. So go on, head out and stock up on your favorite heart-shaped treats for that rainy day when nothing seems to be going right — or open your window and pelt the nearest pedestrian with redwrapped Hershey’s Kisses. To

those who love Valentine’s Day, I wish you a wonderful day and I hope you aren’t disappointed by the mainstream gifts and flowers that were grown ... somewhere not in Iowa. To those who share my feelings about Valentine’s Day, stay classy and stay happy.

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Sweets for your sweetie Valentine or no valentine, here are two simple cookie ideas that don’t require a background in gourmet cooking. By Elizabeth Hanson ISD Style Writer

Sweet message sugar cookies Ingredients needed: Premade sugar cookie dough, base colored frosting of your choice (red as shown here) and white gel frosting to use for writing. 1. Cut dough and bake as you normally would for sugar cookies. 2. Frost with base color and let dry. 3. Use your white gel frosting and carefully write your valentine message on your cookies.

Get creative and silly — have fun with it. 4. After the white gel frosting is dry (wait overnight), wrap them in wax paper and place them in a festive bag. This idea was borrowed from Cupcakes and Cashmere. Xs and Os Ingredients needed: Premade sugar cookie dough and frosting of your voice. 1. Cut cookies into circles like you normally would. 2. Carefully cut a slim center out of one of the cookies to create an o-shape. Repeat as needed. 3. Carefully carve an x-shape

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out of one of the cookies. Repeat as needed. 4. Bake as you normally would. However, these shapes with less dough tend to bake faster. 5. Dry and frost.

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