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Editor’s note: This story is the final story in the series on Ruth Phillips and her journey to becoming a birth mom of four, adoptive mom of six and a foster mom of more than 65. The Phillips family resides in Story City, Iowa but Ruth works in the Ames area. By Jennifer Dryden Special to the Daily

Ruth Phillips’ house has been a haven for more than 65 foster children — mostly teenagers — looking for guidance, love and a new start in life. Now Ruth says her family is almost complete. Wednesday marks the adoption day at the Story County courthouse for her final two foster daughters. The adoption of ManDee, 20, and Brittany, 18, will tally numbers nine and 10 for the Phillips children. Ruth has adopted six children, and birthed four ranging in age of her first adoptive daughter, Julie, 22, to her last birth daughter, Talyn, 9. Once she marries her fiance Bill Buckels, of Gilbert, she’ll bring the final number to 11 with the adoption of Bill’s adoptive son, Adam, 15. Without Ruth’s voice in the Iowa legislation as part of the Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, these adoptions wouldn’t be possible. The Concurrent Plan allows foster parents to adopt their foster children if reuniting the child with their biological parents or a biological relative is not possible after extensive efforts. This is the exact situation Ruth’s adoptive children found themselves in. Although now the house is filled with smiles and brotherly-sisterly love, each child who steps through the door has a story to tell, including the “three Ds” — DJ, 17, Demi, 15, and Dalani, 11. Ruth adopted this sibling group in November 2009 after their hardship of being adopted and given up again. “We got adopted and things went wrong and so then they put my brother and sister in a shelter home and I came here,” Dalani said.. “Ruth said a kid doesn’t have that much power to make the family not want you and so, then I understood that

Ruth Phillips will have a full family of 12 children on Wednesday after the official adoption of her final two daughters. Phillips housed and cared for more than 65 foster children in her lifetime. Photos: Rashah McChesney/Iowa State Daily

... because I thought it was my fault. When I came here, I was happy because I could start a new life.” Once Ruth found out that Dalani had an older brother and sister, she vowed to reunite and adopt them. “If I get those kids, they’re going to be Phillips’,”

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Ruth said, remembering her exact wording when talking to Bill the first day with Dalani. After the required 180 days in foster care, Ruth started to arrange the adoption. Demi remembers one of her first days reunited with DJ and Dalani in the Phillips’ home.

“Ruth came and said God showed her a sign that we were the three that completed her family,” she said, smiling and huffing a small sigh of relief. No sibling lines are drawn in the Phillips home.

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Student Activities

Turk vetoes Veishea allows involvement SAE Club bill By Matt Wettengel Daily Staff Writer

By Paige Godden Daily Staff Writer Jon Turk, Government of the Student Body president, vetoed a bill that allocated Turk $4,530.96 to Iowa State’s SAE Club, which received money from the Engineering Student Council earlier in the year. The bill, written by engineering senator Dan Finnegan, was proposed to help fund trips to competitions in California and Washington, in which the club will enter cars it has built. At last Wednesday’s meeting, the bill was originally called out-of-order by Vice President Chandra Peterson because the club had received funding from the Engineering Student Council and because it is affiliated with a certain major — both of which are against the GSB by-laws. The out-of-order ruling was then overturned by the senate, and the money was again set to be allocated. Turk said he vetoed the bill because he wanted to make sure the senators knew what they were voting for. Turk said the club received the funding from the Engineering Student Council last semester, which is part of this fiscal year, so the money should still count as money received by another council.

It will take a motion from a senator, then a two-thirds vote from all seated senators to override the veto. If a senator is not seated at the time of the vote, or abstains from voting, his or her vote will count as a no vote. Wednesday night’s meeting will also include the final vote on funding campus directory maps. A representative from facilities planning and management attended last week’s meeting to ask the senate to update the various maps located around campus. The representative asked for $7,000 to replace the maps, which are usually replaced every two years but haven’t been replaced since 2006. The bill was referred to the rules committee after debate on whether or not it was a good use of students’ money to fund the maps, and whether or not it was GSB’s job to fund them. This week’s meeting will be the first with the newly created Sergeant at Arms position. Luke Roling was appointed to the position last week after Speaker of the Senate Michael Weber informed the Senate that senators’ use of social networking sites to discuss bills during meetings is in violation of Iowa’s Open Meetings, Open Records handbook. By communicating through social networking sites, not all debate was being put on the official record. Roling’s job will be to limit the debate senators have on networking sites.

Students have many opportunities to partake in Veishea 2010 and help the Iowa State and Ames community at the same time. Whether interested in participating in community service activities, like Keep Veishea Service Day, Stash the Trash or Keep Iowa State Beautiful, or traditional student competitions, like Battle of the Bands, Veishea Says I’m Funny or Cyclone Idol, activities are available for many interest groups this spring. Service Projects The service projects began in 2004, the year Veishea was cancelled, as a way to show that Veishea can give back to the community. Veishea’s Campus and Community Involvement Committee has been planning several activities for this year, featuring new, larger projects. The committee has partnered with established groups, like the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Lutheran Services in Iowa and Habitat for Humanity to provide larger scale projects for students to volunteer in. The hope is that the partnerships and larger projects will work out better for students and allow everyone who wants to get involved do so. “In the past we would do something like paint someone’s fence, and there were a lot of reasons that those projects didn’t work. People wouldn’t be able to find the address, so they wouldn’t come or different things like that,” said Tanner Howard, campus and community involvement committee co-chair. “I’m excited for the opportunities with the large scale projects. These projects show that Ames students and the community can come together for the general betterment of the community.” Some of the projects of Veishea Service Day include cleaning up Ledges State Park and planting a community garden at Beloit Children’s Home. Apart from the projects organized through Veishea Service

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27. The committee works with the greek community and provides points to greek volunteers’ houses for their annual Greek Week competition, but this year they hope to see more involvement from residents of the residence halls. “It’s cool to see members of the community, young and old, working together

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Dog ‘hitches ride’ in New Mexico, meets owner in Louisiana

Police: Robin Hood charged with identity theft

The dogs in New Orleans’ Carnival pet parade included a pooch that hitched a ride 1,200 miles from Taos, New Mexico, to the city where his 26-year-old master had hitchhiked weeks earlier. Stephan Soleas came to New Orleans for a few weeks of visits and music. He said his 6-year-old Labrador mix, Charlie, went missing days after he left. Charlie was found by a couple vacationing in Taos. The couple saw a collarless dog and tried to find its owner, but the veterinarian didn’t have a microchip scanner. The couple gave up their airline tickets, rented a car and made the 3-day drive back to New Orleans with the dog. Soleas and Charlie were reunited 10 days later — Feb. 5.

Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost. com Authorities said a 34-year-old named Robin Joshua Hood found someone’s wallet in downtown Denver and apparently began using the man’s name in a ploy to avoid being caught on a warrant. Hood told investigators he was being investigated for drug charges. Hood was charged with identity theft and impersonation Friday. Authorities said Hood’s true identity was uncovered after an employee at a record store stopped him as he allegedly was leaving without paying for three baseball caps Jan. 6.

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Meeting addresses handbook clarifications By Brian Smith Daily Staff Writer In light of the budget concerns at Iowa State, the Faculty Senate drafted changes to the Faculty handbook to allow for the termination of tenured faculty. “When you have a business, like the university, where 80 to 90 percent of the general fund supports salary and benefits and you start making the dramatic changes in state appropriations like we have, you can’t really do anything unless you start eliminating positions,” said Michael Owen, president-elect of Faculty Senate and professor of agronomy. The current handbook allows for tenured faculty to be terminated in the event of extraordinary financial crisis or for cause. With the proposed changes to Section 3.4, Iowa State would also be able to terminate tenured faculty due to the elimination of academic programs. “This is not us against them,” Owen said. “Whether or not we vote up or down on any of these things, the financial issues will still be there and will need to be addressed.” Section 3.4 requires “good-faith efforts to transfer the affected faculty member[s]

to another college or department.” “The other two sections are very clearly structured and have rules and regulations and this is a ‘good faith effort.’ What does that mean?” said Joel Geske, associate professor of journalism and mass communication. The proposed changes to the Faculty handbook do not address specific procedures, but yield to a Memorandum of Understanding developed by the Faculty Senate and administration. “We have been given a chair at the table in the spirit of shared governance, which I believe central administration truly endorses,” Owen said. “Faculty Senate has been given a place at the table to discuss these issues and 3.4 and the Memorandum of Understanding came forward ... because we need to be at the table.” The Memorandum of Understanding is set to expire June 30, 2012, and will apply to “any program elimination approved by the president on our prior to June 30, 2010.” “Given the time constraints we were trying to operate in, it probably wasn’t going to cover all the details,” Owen said. “So, we gave it a sunset clause, basically to allow the Faculty Senate and the central administration to work some of the details that would meet some longer term goals.” The discontinuation of an academic program requires approval from the Fac-

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The words stand perfectly clear: brothers and sisters. “We get on each others’ nerves, but it doesn’t bother us,” DJ said, referring to his roommate and brother Tavis, 17. The mornings start with blared rock music from Tavis and DJ’s shared bedroom in the basement, then blasts past Talyn and Ruth’s bedrooms on the middle floor and reaches up to the girls’ top floor bedrooms, eventually waking the entire fam-

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on these projects,” Howard said. “It’s an opportunity to serve the community, and students should consider coming out and getting involved with that, if for no other reason than to get a group of friends together and do a service project.” Registration for any of the service projects is available online, at www.veishea. iastate.edu/index.m?nodeID =21957&audienceID=1. The registration process has been simplified this year, and asks volunteers for basic contact information and which service project they’re interested in participating in on March 27. Entertainment The entertainment activities are held to showcase the talent of students attending Iowa State. Whether students want to display their bands’ latest music, sing their favorite songs or tell their funniest jokes, the three main entertainment activities provide students a chance to get on stage, show off their abilities and represent Iowa State. Cyclone Idol is the campus wide singing focused talent search. The event is co-sponsored by the Student Union Board and will be held in various places in the Memorial Union. Preliminary rounds for the competition will take place at the Maintenance Shop on April 5, 7 and 8 and ten singers chosen to advance will compete in the final competition, which will be held April 15 in the Great Hall. Applications for the event are due March 12, by 5 p.m. “Personally, I don’t have the guts to get up on stage and sing in front of an audience, but I’d encourage anyone who’s interested to take a chance,” said Meagan Hennessy, entertainment committee co-chair. “It’s a good way for people to get out there and get encouragement.” Battle of the Bands is the one competition that is open to the public, as well as ISU students. The competition is a regional one, and the winner advances in the competition to the national level. Registration is due March 1 at the Veishea office in the West Student Office Space, along with an up-front registration fee of $10 and a demo for each band. Bands that advance to the finals will also be subject to an additional $40 fee. “The Battle of the Bands fees go toward paying the fees that holding the competition

ulty Senate, provost, president and Board of Regents. Geske was involved in the process of adding an advertising major to the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication in the 1990s. He said adding a well supported program could take up to a year. He anticipates an elimination would take just as long, if not longer. “Why change the whole Faculty Handbook for all future generations to make it easier to get rid of tenured faculty members, when really all we’re looking at is a temporary situation that is already going to be covered by this Memorandum of Understanding?” Geske said. Geske also expressed concern that curriculum decisions were being taken out of the hands of the faculty. “The Memorandum of Understanding is what’s going to be in place no matter what we do, and we can take another year, if we need to, to take a look at this carefully and see what other universities are doing,” Geske said. “Having this language in our Faculty handbook is the best way to initiate the process and discussion to move this forward with the least damage to the professoriate and to the university,” Owen said. The Faculty Senate will discuss the changes to Section 3.4 and the Memorandum of Understanding at its March 9 meeting in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

ily of 11. Talyn, the youngest of the bunch says she doesn’t mind the noise or the size of her family. “It’s kind of fun. You get a lot more attention than you think. I don’t like to be alone. I feel a lot more comfortable when it’s loud,” Talyn said while bouncing around her pink, yellow and orangepainted room. She blamed her energy on the Mountain Dew she drank for lunch. There’s always something to eat, something to do and someone to talk to, which all of the children say is the best part to their family. “I like my family, how it’s huge,” Demi said while sitting atop her bunk bed surrounded by purple walls.

entails, like renting the venue and equipment like lighting and sounds,” said BJ Brugman, entertainment committee cochair. “Even though it might sound like a lot, it doesn’t cover all the expenses.” “The fees also help to eliminate bands that aren’t serious about the competition,” Hennessy said. Of all of the registered bands, musically inclined judges will listen to the demos and select seven bands to automatically advance to the finals, while 10 remaining bands will compete for one of the three open spots in the final competition. The preliminary competition will take place at the M-Shop April 14 and 15, and the final competition will take place April 16. The overall winner of the competition will open Live @ Veishea on Saturday night.

Veishea Says I’m Funny is a competition among the standup comedians attending Iowa State. The jokes will fly April 13 at the M-Shop. “I’d encourage students to come out and celebrate Iowa State,” Brugman said. “Everyone’s out to have a good time and it’s a good chance to celebrate your accomplishments.” Due to increasing audiences, the entertainment committee will provide streaming coverage of Veishea Says I’m Funny and the final rounds of Battle of the Bands and Cyclone Idol in rooms throughout the Union while competitions are underway. All of the events will be judged by a variety of guest judges, which usually include celebrity judges, employees of the M-Shop and students, Hennessy said. Both Cyclone Idol and Battle of the Bands will also feature text voting.

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“Other kids say they have nothing to do, but there’s always something I can do in this house. If one of my sisters is busy or gone, I can go to the next brother or sister.” Tavis agreed and confirmed that the food is plentiful. “There’s always somebody home, always somebody to talk to. It’s not like you’re the only child, where Mom and Dad are gone, and you have to fend for yourself,” he said. “Some of our friends like to come over and eat. We always have lots of food ‘cause, well, it’s not like we make some — we make a ton.” The Phillips family is made up of Julie, ManDee, Tatton, Brittany, Tavis, DJ, Demi, Tayne,

Dalani, Talyn and at the head of the table sits Ruth. Ruth will soon be married to Bill and be adopting Adam, making the total number come to 12. Twelve people under one roof, 12 mouths to feed, 12 hugs to give and 12 lives to guide. Ruth has made her house a safe haven for all who step through her door. Wednesday marks the last two foster daughters’ adoption. Though these are the last couple of foster children to be adopted, Ruth and Bill said they will relicense and, in the right circumstance, they would foster again. “Who knows; you never say never. You never know what’s around the corner,” Bill said.

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With our busy lives it’s hard to find the time to make everything from scratch, so you need to be able to read the labels on your packaged and processed foods to make healthy choices. Food manufacturers can convince you of anything they want on the front of their packages. So, it’s important to be able to decipher the nutrition label to really know what you’re eating.

“I tried the seven day cabbage soup diet. The soup was horrible! I only made it to day four!” Mallory Wenck, junior

“I lost four pounds in a week on the grapefruit juice diet. I read that it works because the juices operates as a catalyst and starts the fat burning process.” Stephanie French, freshman

subtract the three you see as saturated and the one you see as trans fat, that leaves six grams fat. What happened here? That leftover fat is healthy fat (in moderation). Try to choose products with less saturated fat and virtually no trans fat.

Read the serving size and how many servings are in a package. You will be shocked by how many apparently single-serve food packages actually contain multiple servings. What does that mean? Multiply fat and calories listed on the label per serving times the number of servings if you are going to eat the whole thing.

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n Protein and sugar. Most people don’t need to keep track of protein because we usually get enough. But, like fiber, it can help you feel satisfied after a meal. You may need to keep track of protein under advice from a doctor for certain conditions. Sugars and carbohydrates are listed as well, but are not necessarily that useful. It doesn’t tell you if it is natural or added sugar. Limiting added sugars is a good idea. You will have to read the ingredients list on your food packages to find those.

n Look at the number of calories. You don’t necessarily have to keep track of your calorie intake but it can help you compare brands at the store. It can let you do a costbenefit analysis, too. If you are an average USDA food pyramid person who should have 2000 calories a day, you can quickly see that the pot pie you are eyeing in the frozen foods isle may not be worth the 700 calories it contains (assuming one will be enough to fill you up!)

A healthy breakfast for people on the go 1. Toast 2 frozen waffles 2. Defrost 1 cup frozen strawberries in microwave 3. Top waffles with strawberries and drizzle with honey

Follow the fat. Without getting scientific, just remember saturated fat is bad, trans fat is worse. If you see fat on a label it may be healthy fat as well. We need “good fats” in our diet. Here is where you need to do some detective work; labeling guidelines don’t require full disclosure here. For example, if you see 10 grams of total fat and you n

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Special concerns. You may have certain conditions where you have been told to restrict sodium or cholesterol. Follow the recommendations of your health care professional and read the amounts of these on the labels, and keep within those recommended limits. The average USDA food pyramid person should not have over 2300 mg. sodium or over 300 mg. cholesterol per day.

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n The other F word…Fiber. Fiber is healthful in many ways. It helps with digestion, heart health, cancer prevention and blood sugar issues. Even if that doesn’t interest you, fiber helps you feel full after you eat. You need 21-38 grams a day, depending on your age and sex. Some foods are naturally high, like beans. Some other foods have additives to appear higher in fiber. High fiber yogurt, anyone?

n Vitamins and minerals. Only a few are required to be listed on labels, so this is hit or miss for helpfulness. Anything above 20 percent of your daily value is a good source of the nutrient in question.

Reading labels will add some time to the shopping process, but after a few trips to the store you will be able to grab your regular items without much hassle. Remember: always take any of the listed categories of nutrients above times the number of servings you eat to get a real total.

Crash diets: taking the spring out of spring break? By Justine Mattiussi AmesEats Flavors Wrter

way; once your goal of dropping weight for spring break has past and you are back in Iowa, you will likely gain back all or more of the weight you gave up.

“Crash diets are rarely successful. Research has found weight loss diets more successful if you eat foods with high volume. That would be foods with more water and fiber in “Learn to eat well and exercise them, such as soups, fruits and vegetables. while you are young. It only gets Having adequate protein is also important harder with age.” — Mark Harbecause people feel more satisfied with a Martin Litchfield Rowling Hargrove Alekel grove, professor in biochemistry, meal if it has protein like lean turkey meat. biophysics and molecular biolFor more information check out “VolumetAre there any crash diets to lose weight before spring break that are healthy? ogy rics” by Dr. Barbra Rolls, which has recipes and human nutrition that keep you fuller with less calories.” — Rose “Diets that promise rapid weight loss usually focus on one Martin, senior lecturer in food science and human nutrition “Crash diets don’t work for long term sustained weight loss particular food or type of food. In this sense, they violate the “There is no such thing as a healthy crash diet. I would never recommend any crash diet because they are not nutritionally sound and weight loss is far from sustainable from them. I focus on caloric needs for my ideal body weight and lose the weight over time. That way I get proper nutrition and weight loss is sustainable. In my diet, I just make healthy choices. For instance I do stay away from simple sugars and get carbohydrates from whole grains and fruit. I just make sure I don’t eat more calories than my ideal body weight requires. An alternative could be P90X program that, one, you lose fat weight and gain muscle weight. You may not lose as much overall weight as a crash diet, but you have healthy weight in the form of muscle. Two, it is a very well balanced routine: resistance training, cardio, stretching and you get great dietary advice.” — Mathew Rowling, assistant professor in food science

and can compromise your health. Rather than the cabbage soup diet or the grapefruit diet, examine your typical daily lifestyle style. Either cut down or eliminate soft drinks, designer coffee drinks and snacks, and increase physical activity.” — Ruth Litchfield, associate professor in food science and human nutrition

“Weight is about calories consumed and calories burned. Health comes from sustained nutrition and physical activity in combination with an appropriate intake of calories. Thus crash diets are by definition unhealthy because they are not sustained. Crash diets might drop a few pounds at the beginning, while you are motivated to starve and exercise by the upcoming spring break. But you pay the price in the long run because you are not managing your eating in a sustainable

first principle of good nutrition: that we should eat a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods. However, in the short-run, crash diets may not lead to deficiencies, but rather can lead to fatigue, electrolyte loss, a drop in blood pressure, dizziness and overall loss of energy.

“In the long run, rapid weight loss diets are counterproductive for improving eating habits and health. Crash diets do not help you to maintain weight loss or to achieve an appropriate weight. The only sensible way to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight is to engage in regular physical activity sufficient to balance your overall food intake. Besides, eating should be enjoyable and crash diets by their very definition are monotonous.” — D. Lee Alekel, professor in food science and human nutrition

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on the counter before cutting. n For a refreshing twist, freeze lemon juice in ice trays and add them to your water along with sliced lemons. It adds extra citrus flavors to a glass of water. n “Food historians say lemons have been in cultivation around the Mediterranean from as early as the first century A.D.” – Sunkist n One whole lemon has 22 calo-

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Iowa

Religious leaders support gay marriage By Mike Glover Associated Press Writer More than 160 faith leaders in Iowa have voiced their support for same-sex marriage and Tuesday decried opponents who cite the Bible in raising objections. The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa held a statehouse news conference to say that 167 representatives from a cross section of diverse faiths in the state had sent a letter to all 150 legislators outlining their position. “As many faith traditions affirm, where there is love, the sacred is in our midst,” the letter states. “This belief is the same for couples comprised of a man and a woman, two women or two men.” Speakers said they wanted to counter the argument by same-sex marriage opponents who try to rely on the Bible to back up their views. “Let me be perfectly clear,” said Rev. Matt Mardis-LeCroy, chairman of the Des Moinesbased alliance. “I do not support marriage equality in spite of my Christian faith. I support marriage equality because of my Christian faith. As you can see I am not alone.” The Iowa Supreme Court struck down a state law banning gay marriage last spring. Critics of that decision pushed the Legislature this session

to begin the lengthy process of putting a constitutional amendment before voters that would overturn the court’s ruling. Most Democrats, who dominate both chambers, declined to act. The issue cannot reach voters until the 2014 general election at the earliest, because two consecutive general assemblies must support such a proposal before it can go on the ballot. The speakers Tuesday were careful to draw a distinction between civil marriages and those sanctified by clergy, arguing that the state shouldn’t require clergy who disagree with same-sex marriage to officiate at such ceremonies. “We all have the ability and responsibility to express love,” said Rabbi Steven Edelman-Blank. “Therefore we all deserve the right to publicly celebrate our love through civil marriage, regardless of sexual orientation.” Bryan English, spokesman for the Iowa Family Policy Center, a leading opponent, disagreed. “We obviously come from a uniquely Christian perspective. We’re not trying to represent the faith traditions of others,” English said. “We can’t find Biblical justification for the position the Interfaith Alliance has taken today.” Though the Legislature has declined to take up gay marriage, the issue is very much alive on the campaign trail, especially among Republican candidates for governor.

Brenda Fite, right, and Jennifer Waldron hug Monday after filling out their marriage license application at the Black Hawk County Recorder’s Office. Looking on are Trudy Stewart, left, and Judy Mills with the Recorder’s Office. Photo: Brandon Pollock/Courier Staff Photographer

Legislature

Fight continues for medicinal marijuana Talk continues for medical use of drug, pass proves unlikely By Molly Hottle Associated Press Writer Iowa likely won’t be the 15th state to legalize medical marijuana any time soon, but there has been plenty of talk about the idea with two bills in the Legislature and a possible recommendation on legalization Wednesday by the state pharmacy board. Although both legislative measures are considered dead for the session, backers said support has been growing and some expect the Iowa Board

of Pharmacy to add to the momentum when it discusses the issue and considers recommending whether or not marijuana should be allowed for medical use. “We’re supposedly the drug experts and so, I would hope that the Legislature would consider the recommendation valuable to them,” said Lloyd Jessen, executive director of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy. Medical marijuana initially came before the pharmacy board in 2008 when the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and others petitioned the board to remove marijuana from the Legislature’s Schedule I classification. To be classified as Schedule I, a drug must have a high potential for abuse and no safe medical use. The board rejected the request, then took up the matter again in 2009

at the order of a Polk County judge. The judge issued his order in response to a petition by the ACLU, ruling that the board must review the classification and decide whether marijuana has an accepted medical use. The board again declined to reclassify marijuana but agreed to hold four hearings throughout the state, followed by a scientific review and possible recommendation to the Legislature. If it backs marijuana’s use as medicine, it would be the first pharmacy board in the nation to do so before voters or lawmakers make such use legal. Peggy Whitworth, one of two board members who are not pharmacists, said the panel had devoted tremendous time to the issue. “We’re doing the research, we’re listening to the people,” Whitworth said. “We’re reading and reading and read-

ing.” Whitworth, of Cedar Rapids, pushed the board to study the issue, in part because of the pain her mother suffered before she died from bone cancer. She attended one hearing in Iowa City and listened to recorded testimony from the other meetings. “When you hear person after person talk about the pain they’re in and the side effects from approved medications, it just tears your heart up,” Whitworth said. After examining medical marijuana programs in the 14 states where it is legal, the seven-member board was most impressed by the program in New Mexico. It’s one of five states where the Legislature established the program; voters approved medical marijuana laws in the other states. “It’s what they [the board] consider

to be a pretty good program,” Jessen said. New Mexico “got the support of law enforcement and that’s a biggie because, in general, law enforcement do not want medical marijuana programs to deal with.” Although more states have established medical marijuana laws, Jessen acknowledged many people still worry any legalization would lead to more abuse of the drug. That’s one reason Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, opposed a House bill that would have allowed medical use. Smith, a licensed social worker and drug counselor, said he sees too much dependence on marijuana to believe it is medicine. “I haven’t bought into the idea of the therapeutic benefits outweighing the problems of using the drug,” Smith said.

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Iraq

Energy

Nuclear federal loan first step to renaissance By Matthew Daly Associated Press Writer

Members of the newly-minted Combined Security Force, which includes Iraqi, Kurdish and American security forces, stand in formation Monday as colored smoke fills the air at a graduation ceremony in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, in Iraq. Photo: Maya Alleruzzo/The Associated Press

Troop level lowers since start of war By Chelsea J. Carter Associated Press Writer The number of American soldiers in Iraq has dropped below 100,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion in a clear signal the United States is wrapping up its nearly seven-year war to meet a deadline for leaving the country, the U.S. military said Tuesday. The troop reduction comes at a critical time in Iraq as Washington questions the shaky democracy’s ability to maintain security in the tense period surrounding March 7 parliamentary elections. Those concerns have only grown with a decision by a vetting committee to bar hundreds of candidates from running because of suspected ties to Saddam Hussein’s outlawed Baath Party. The U.S. military plans on maintaining its current 98,000 boots on the ground in Iraq through the elections, 1st Lt. Elizabeth Feste, an army spokeswoman in Baghdad, told The Associated Press.

That’s in line with what Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, has said would remain in place until at least 60 days after the election — a period during which he believes Iraq’s new government will be at its most vulnerable. International observers fear that tension between the Shiitedominated government and minority Sunnis may spill into the streets, re-igniting sectarian violence that could threaten the planned U.S. withdrawal. Obama has ordered all but 50,000 troops to leave Iraq by Aug. 31, 2010, with the remainder pulling out by the end of next year under an Iraqi-American security agreement. “The withdrawal pace remains on target for about 50,000 at the end of August 2010,” Feste said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is running for re-election on a campaign promise to make Iraq independent from U.S. military help. He signaled Tuesday that the United States cannot expect to use Iraq as a launching pad for military ac-

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tion in the Middle East. He also cited a strong desire to improve relations with nations bordering Iraq that were seen as enemies during Saddam Hussein’s regime. AlMaliki’s comments appeared to be directed at Iran, although he did not mention any countries by name. “We also confirm to all our neighboring and friendly countries that our constitution stipulates to not let the Iraqi territories be a springboard to harm security and interests of any state,” al-Maliki said to supporters at a Baghdad hotel. A senior U.S. military official said Tuesday he expected the number of forces in the country by 2011 to be whittled down to between 20,000 and 30,000, with those remaining forces out by the end of 2011. Troop levels have fluctuated dramatically throughout the nearly seven-year war, shifts that generally reflected a change in U.S. strategy. During the height of the invasion in May 2003, about 150,000 U.S. forces were in Iraq.

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More than $8 billion in new federal loan guarantees to build two nuclear reactors in Georgia could be the first step toward a nuclear renaissance in the United States, three decades after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident halted all new reactor orders. With the nuclear industry poised to begin construction of at least a half dozen plants over the next decade, President Barack Obama announced the first loan guarantees Tuesday, casting them as both economically essential and politically attractive. He called nuclear power a key part of comprehensive energy legislation that assigns a cost to the carbon pollution of fossil fuels, giving utility companies more incentive to turn to cleaner nuclear fuel.

The Georgia project is expected to create about 3,500 construction jobs and permanently employ 850 people, and Obama coupled the loan guarantee announcement with a visit to a job training center in Lanham, Md., at the headquarters of Local 26 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The union represents electrical and telecommunications workers, and it offers training for energy jobs, including the construction of nuclear power plants. Obama said the new reactors would reduce carbon pollution by 16 million tons a year, compared with a similar coalfired power plant. Although Secretary Steven Chu called Tuesday’s announcement a significant step to restart the domestic nuclear industry, actual construction of the first reactor is still years away. Southern Co.’s applica-

tion for a license to build and operate the reactors is pending with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, one of 13 such applications the agency is considering. The earliest any could be approved would be late 2011 or early 2012, the NRC said. Southern Chief Executive David Ratcliffe and Chu both said the new generation of nuclear reactors will be significantly safer than those built during the 1970s because of improvements in technology. This time around, the industry and regulators have streamlined licensing and are planning to use a standard design. The Three Mile Island accident in 1979 forced numerous power plants to be redesigned during construction. “I have a lot of confidence that our approach this time will yield much better results,” Ratcliffe said.

Mountaineering

Climber’s body recovered after fall from Mt. St. Helens By Manuel Valdes Associated Press Writer The body of a veteran climber who fell 1,500 feet into the crater atop Mount St. Helens has been recovered after he spent more than a day in the snow, authorities said Tuesday. Clouds and wind had hampered efforts to reach Joseph Bohlig, 52, who was posing for a picture Monday on the rim of the dormant crater when a snow overhang gave way and he fell into the volcano. “We’re sorry that he’s gone, that he didn’t make it,” said Richard Bohlig, the climber’s 84-year-old father. “He was doing something he enjoyed very much. That’s all I can say.” Family members had gathered in Bohlig’s hometown of Kelso, Wash., to await word on the search. Earlier in the day, Bohlig said his son was an avid mountaineer who has climbed peaks in many countries, but Mount St. Helens was his home mountain. “He used to go up even before the eruption as a child, play in the snow and that,” he said.

A Navy helicopter found the body on its second pass of the day at the mountain. Two attempts to reach Bohlig by helicopter were turned back Monday by winds and fading daylight after crews spotted his body covered by snow, with his arms, legs and head sticking out. The National Weather Service said the overnight temperature Monday on the mountain likely dropped to the upper 20s. Bohlig reached the summit with his friend Scott Salkovics after a four-hour hike. Bohlig took off his backpack and a layer of clothing then decided to pose for pictures. Salkovics told KGW that Bohlig handed a camera to another hiker and was backing up when the snow gave way and he fell. The hiker threw himself toward Bohlig but couldn’t catch him. “Boom, it busted off and I saw him clawing for the edge with a startled look on his face, and then he disappeared,” Salkovics said to the TV station. Bohlig had climbed the volcano 68 times before the accident, Skamania County Undersheriff David Cox said.

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Haiti

Security

Quake damage doubles annual economic value

Forces capture No. 2 leader

By Jonathan M. Katz Associated Press Writer Damage from Haiti’s catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake may be twice the value of the country’s annual economy, Latin America’s main development bank said Tuesday. A report by three InterAmerican Development Bank economists found last month’s earthquake to be more devastating than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was for Indonesia, and five times deadlier than the 1972 earthquake that leveled Nicaragua’s capital. “It is the most destructive [natural disaster] a country has ever experienced when measured in terms of the number of people killed as a share of the country’s population,” the report said — killing one in every 50 Haitians. Economists Eduardo Cavallo, Andrew Powell and Oscar Becerra estimated the magni-

tude-7 quake wrought damage worth between $8.1 billion and $13.9 billion. Haiti produced only $7 billion worth of goods and services in 2008, according to the World Bank. “This is just an assessment of damage; it gives no indication of the amount of money to get the country back as if nothing had happened,” Cavallo said to The Associated Press by phone. He said an ongoing assessment will be needed to determine the total amount Haiti needs to rebuild. The authors used statistical models based on data compiled from about 2,000 natural disasters since 1970 — taking into account estimated death tolls, levels of economic development and other factors — and they caution the study is preliminary. They came up with a wide range of potential estimates, including one as low as $4.1 billion.

History

Study indicates Tut’s death resulted from broken leg, malaria By Paul Schemm Associated Press Writer

By Chris Brummitt Associated Press Writer The capture of the Afghan Taliban’s No. 2 commander by a joint CIA and Pakistani team dealt a fresh blow to insurgents under heavy U.S. attack and raised hopes that Pakistani security forces are ready to deny Afghan militant leaders a safe haven. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar’s arrest in the Pakistani port city of Karachi may also push other insurgent leaders thought to be sheltering on this side of the border toward talks with the Afghan government — a development increasingly seen as key to ending the eight-year war. Baradar, in his late 40s, was the second in command behind Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar and was said to be in charge of the day-to-day running of the organization’s leadership council, which is believed based in Pakistan. He was a founding member of the Taliban and is the most important figure of the hardline Islamist movement to be arrested in the war. Baradar, who also functioned as the link between Mullah Omar and field commanders, has been in detention for more than 10 days and was talking to interrogators, two Pakistani intelligence officials said Tuesday. One said several other suspects were also captured in the raid. He said Baradar had provided “useful information” to them and that Pakistan had shared it with their U.S. counterparts. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information. The White House declined to confirm Baradar’s capture. Spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters the fight against extremists involves sensitive intelligence matters and he believes it’s best to collect that information without talking about it. Obama’s administration has vowed to kill or seize Taliban and al-Qaida leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The arrest comes as relentless CIA missile strikes against militant targets in the border tribal region have killed several commanders. Obama has ordered 30,000 extra troops

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. and flight medic Robert B. Cowdrey, with Task Force Pegasus, run from the helicopter Monday to evacuate two U.S. Marine casualties from the battlefield in Marjah, Afghanistan. Thousands of U.S. and Afghan troops are attempting to gain control over the Taliban stronghold of Marjah while encountering sniper fire, home-made bombs, booby traps and minefields. Leaders captured the No. 2 leader of the Taliban. Photo: Brennan Linsley/The Associated Press

to southern Afghanistan. Thousands of them began a major attack Saturday on the town of Marjah in the southern province of Helmand, one of the regions that Baradar is believed to control. Former members of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and security experts said the arrest would hurt the Taliban but was far from a decisive blow. They said Baradar would likely be quickly replaced and that local commanders had a lot of autonomy from the leaders based in Pakistan. Nevertheless, the capture is likely to cause short-term disruption, since Baradar was the day-to-day commander of the Taliban and his successor would not have the same prestige. “It’s a great tactical success that the coalition forces should be pleased with, but by no means is it the beginning of the end,” said Will Hartley, an analyst at Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center in London. “This will have a noted effect on the short-term ability of the Taliban to operate the way it was. However, it has proved itself

a resilient organization.” Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said he could neither confirm nor deny that Baradar was captured but said the removal of any senior leader would have “an immediate impact to their operations.’ Taliban expert Michael Semple said Baradar was known as a “pragmatist” who could be prepared to enter into some kind of talks with the United States. “If he could get guarantees, he would be willing to negotiate,” said Semple, who was expelled from Afghanistan in 2007 by President Hamid Karzai for negotiating with midlevel Taliban commanders when he worked for the European Union. Semple said the arrest could lead to more pressure on Afghan Taliban commanders to negotiate with the Afghan government if they thought that Pakistan was no longer safe. “I think that this will make the other leaders more inclined to negotiate,” he said.

Egypt’s most famous pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, was a frail boy who suffered from a cleft palate and club foot. He died of complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria and his parents were most likely brother and sister. Two years of DNA testing and CT scans on Tut’s 3,300-year-old mummy and 15 others are helping end many of the myths surrounding the boy king. While a comparatively minor ruler, he has captivated the public since the 1922 discovery of his tomb, which was filled with a stunning array of jewels and artifacts, including a golden funeral mask. The study, which will be published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, provides the firmest family tree yet for Tut. The tests pointed to Pharaoh Akhenaten, who tried to revolutionize ancient Egyptian religion to worship one god, as Tut’s father. His mother was one of Akhenaten’s sisters, it said. Tut, who became pharaoh at age 10 in 1333 B.C., ruled for just nine years at a pivotal time in Egypt’s history. Speculation has long swirled over his death at 19. The newest tests paint a picture of a pharaoh whose immune system was likely weakened by congenital diseases. His death came from complications from the broken leg — along with a new discovery: severe malaria.

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Editorial:

Rights:

Seize chance to impact the campus, lead student body

The land of the free

The Varsity Theater project took some significant steps forward this week, between the Senate’s legislating its way through the nitty-gritty details and its early morning vote to approve to President Jon Turk’s decision to decline approval of the measure, leaving the bill to become law, but without his support. Everyone involved in the process is well aware, however, that there’s still a lot of work to be done. Most of it leads toward a presentation to the Board of Regents, which is likely to take place in late April. Regardless of the outcome, students on our campus have taken advantage of an opportunity to be the cause of change at Iowa State, and it’s worth taking note of. How many times have you walked past something on campus and rather than criticize what is, dreamed about what could be? How many times have you decided the end goal would be worth your time and energy to pursue? How many times have you made the effort to find out why things are the way that they are, then gone on to challenge that status quo with the hope of improving the system or bringing benefit to students where such possibilities never were. The Varsity Theater proposal hopes to do just those things. By providing under 21-friendly activities in Campustown, supporters hope to give students an investment in Campustown that will keep them coming back and hopefully draw a greater diversity of business to the neighborhood as a result. Most of us, we realize, will ride our way through the course requirements it takes to get our diploma, join a campus club or two and maybe even catch a Friday night flick. Few have paused long enough and dared to dream big enough to consider real ways in which they might make change happen at Iowa State in their time. We’re fortunate to be surrounded by a support structure of professors and assistant professors, lecturers, advisers, deans and associate deans and other staff who have dedicated their professional careers to empowering students in their endeavor to study, research and change the community around us. They guide and challenge us in our collegiate journeys. But it’s folly to believe they’re going to do it all for us. Most of the programs and events on campus exist because students demand they do. Many of us wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the residence halls, dining centers, SI sessions and co-curriculars the admissions office works so hard to make sure you see during campus visits. But how many opportunities for something great — something that will really improve the status quo for the life of the average Cyclone on campus — are passed by because it might seem impossible or simply not worth the effort? The task force and proposal to lease the Varsity Theater started out with a student who walked by the old Cinemark CineArts establishment and wondered whether there was opportunity there to effect real change for the rest of campus. Whether or not you agree with the project’s merits, we hope you can all see the value in taking risks and taking advantage of opportunities during your time at Iowa State.

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Society should not rewrite history to be politically right

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he New Hampshire Constitution opens with the words, “All men are born equally free and independent.” There is now a move under way led by state Senator Kathy Sgambatito to change it by removing “All Men.” Representative Jordan Ulery, a Republican, is opposed and says that there is a natural rhythm to the way it was written and “the bland gray socialist language just destroys all that.” New Hampshire has tried four times to make the Constitution gender neutral but failed. Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, California, Florida, Hawaii and New York have all changed their Constitutions to make them gender neutral. Other states, such as Nebraska, failed in that attempt and Massachusetts never tried. For it to pass in New Hampshire, it would need approval by three-fifths of the House and Senate and two-thirds of voters. These things have been done and no one even notices. It is a symbolic gesture and a recognition that women are equal and now occupy a significant role in politics as well. However, overall I think that there is a great temptation to clean up old documents that have weird references to times past “modernized.” Should we really take out some of the incomprehensible language in the Constitution, which makes it hard for my students to read and understand our foundation document? For example Article VI said, “This Constitution … shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.” My students never get the “to the contrary notwithstanding” part. Another part reads, “The Senate shall chuse their other officers.” There is a lot of nonstandard capitalization the way Germans capitalize nouns. Or how about Section 2: “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.” I know this was changed by the 14th Amendment, but geesh, it sounds bad when impressionable children and foreigners

Steffen Schmidt is a professor of political science and chief political correspondent for www.insideriowa.com

come by and read the original document at the National Archives. On the whole, I prefer to leave old stuff as it was and use it as a teaching moment of how things where but what we don’t do anymore. I was alarmed when black leaders wanted Mark Twain’s books edited and the “n” word removed from the text. If everyone got to edit every book and manuscript, film, music and television series that has something offensive in it we would have almost nothing left to watch or read. “Catcher in the Rye,” any books with too much sex, those that use the name of the Lord in vain, that have inappropriate racial or ethnic references, too much violence would be reissued “cleaned up.” Or we would drape cloth on every statue of women showing breasts including Lady Justice, the one holding up the scales of justice, which actually happened when Attorney General John Ashcroft had her dressed up. The other day the Atlanta City Council decided to change the yellow bus line to “gold” because they were told by a few people that yellow was offensive to Asians and the bus route went to an Asian neighborhood in the city. If that’s true we’d better ban yellow cloth-

ing, yellow Homeland Security Advisory System alerts on terror threats and so forth. What about red, isn’t that offensive to American Indians? Should we get rid of that, too? Or for that matter white. Clearly white is a gang color (many schools don’t allow all white T-shirts) and it could be interpreted as a racist color. I am not so sure we should go in and remove all the scenes in old films where people are smoking. That would make some of them very short 10-minute clips! When the Danish cartoons that were offensive to some radical Muslims resulted in violence and even death around the world; the New York Times decided to write about the incident but

not show the cartoons. I thought that was a spineless and cowardly decision. I was teaching a class at the university and we discussed the incident. One of my students, a non-Muslim, threw a fit that I was about to show the cartoons. I told her she could be excused from class if she found it offensive. She threw another fit crying and generally displaying intolerable behavior at a university. She finally left the classroom, I showed the cartoons, and we had an intelligent discussion. Afterwards I talked to her. Apparently in high school anyone who was offended by anything in a class could force the teacher to not read or show what was offensive even to one student. On the whole, I am not a big fan of rewriting history. I am also not at all a fan of society buckling under to every offended person or group’s demand that we purge society from all things that are offensive to anyone. If I wanted to live in North Korea I’d move there. I don’t, so I am not too keen on having the land of freedom morph into a fascist state.

The he New Hampshire Constitution opens with the words, “All men are born equally free and independent.” There is a movement underway led by Senator Kathy Sgambati to remove “all men.” Photo Courtesy: gencourt.state.nh.us/senate

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hen some of my friends hosted a New Year’s party to ring in 2010, I was ecstatic. A chance to see familiar faces, sip delicious drinks and play a few games. And, oh, what games there were: Twister, Cranium, Charades. Joining these were, of course, the decidedly more visually stimulating video games. Let’s put in ‘Rock Band’ so the girls can play,” the host said. Enter baneful glare from yours truly. Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends. But, quite frankly, they’re guys. Now, I’ve got nothing against guys. Guys are confident, adventurous and quite a few are really good-looking. They’re also a bit selfabsorbed, and that’s a-okay. But this smidgen of self-worship means that sometimes guys don’t think about those around them. In this particular scenario, my friends had forgotten just how much I, as a girl, love video games. Far from being a rare occurrence, I frequently hear the idea that when it comes to girls, video games just aren’t our forte. Girls game. Indeed, they’d love to join the guys — and I yes, I am addressing this to the guys and I admit now that much of what you’ll soon read could be said to be generalization. So I say to the guys, there are some simple tips to follow first if you want to get your girl to game. Step one: Realize that most girls have been conditioned from a very young age to be kind and gentle creatures, and the decreased levels of testosterone in the woman’s body means she’s not as aggressive as you. In other words, don’t have her jump into your next “Killzone” match and expect her to grow comfortable with it. Start off slow with games that are casual gamer friendly. These are competitive

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without being overly aggressive and don’t require the dexterous finger-and-thumb twiddling that more seasoned gamers possess. If you need more suggestions, ask your local specialty store or trusted expert. Step two: Relieve the tension. Human beings are social animals, and girls are often more social than guys. Therefore, it might logically seem like the proper thing to start this endeavor at a party or gathering surrounded by friends. But trust me, you’ll find more positive results if it’s just you and her. Girls are already self-conscious enough of their looks and mannerisms. The last thing they need is to worry about making a fool of themselves in front of their friends. If you want your girl to game with you, make sure it’s communicated that you want her — and specifically her — to game with you. Be patient and don’t expect things to just come to her. Coach her along without being antagonizing or overbearing and she’ll walk alongside you. Not in front, not behind — alongside. Step three: Find out her tastes. Despite what some commercials may have you believe, girls are not biologically inclined to play “Barbie Horse Adventures.” If your girl has dipped into the pool of gaming and found it to her liking, she can usually swim just fine by herself. Remember when you first tried new gaming experiences and developed your tastes accordingly? Well, that’s what your girl

is doing now. Allow her some freedom and encourage her to branch out and try new experiences, even if it means you do so with her. Of course, what you may find through this adventure is that your girl simply doesn’t like gaming. Which leads to the final tip. Step four: Be happy with her, and her alone. The reason you should be getting your girlfriend, fiance, wife, what-have-you is because you care about her as a person. If you care about her as a person, you’ll see her as one, with her own needs and desires. Respect that, even if it means she turns out to be uninterested in gaming. Make sure your girl knows that you value her for who she is. If you’re trying to get your girl into gaming so the two of you can share an interest and hobby, congratulations. Your heart’s in the right place. If you want a trophy to show off to the guys, then you may want to check your experience bar. Don’t be that guy. As much as I love my friends, don’t be like they were New Year’s Eve. Don’t assume things like they did. They assumed, for example, that a girl would prefer to play games like “Rock Band” over “Halo,” because she couldn’t play the more sophisticated and complex games. Girls can play. Girls do play. Some girls are rolling their eyes at this column because I’ve generalized the feminine gender and none of these things apply to them. They’re fine. But some girls are just aching for a player two. You willing to pick up the controller? This column appears courtesy of Sophie Prell’s blog, “G3 - A Girl’s Guide to Gaming.” For more gaming-oriented news, reviews, and commentary, check out “G3” by following links available at iowastatedaily.com or Sophie’s Facebook fan page.


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GSB must listen to students’ concerns I would like to express my concern about the inadequate analysis completed by the Government of the Student Body on the Cyclone Cinema proposal. Below are the concerns that I have with the proposal and budget documents that are placed on the GSB home page. The Iowa State student body must stand up and let its governing leaders hear voices and concerns. 1. There has been an inadequate financial assessment of the short and long term. From the budget document, there seems to be no comparisons to a project of the next best alternative. All that was completed was a break even analysis. In a normal business financial analysis multiple analyses are completed because a different analysis may lead to different financial decisions. There needs to be an analysis of life cycle cost, cost/benefit, net present value calculations, payback period and determination of internal rate of return and marginal internal rate of return. If GSB wants to run a business, they have to think and act like a business. GSB needs to compare this proposal to another proposal of which these funds could be used for and then determine the best project. What are the financial requirements and how will they be covered if the cinema flops on revenue projections? Where is the future financial forecast past the first five years? Where are the risk assessment calculations, analyses and matrixes? Where is the in-depth sensitivity analysis? When determining revenues, what if the theater

There has been an inadequate financial assessment of the short and long term, Allison Machtemes writes. Machtemes said the student body needs to voice its concerns about the Government of the Student Body’s decisions. Photo: Jessa Franck/Iowa State Daily

rental and advertising doesn’t work out? What is the sensitivity in these estimated numbers and what if the metrics and procedures that are set for these projections are not met, which means increasing the operating loss upwards of $6,200. The estimate of 52.2 percent full theater a night conveys pretty high expectations, especially within the first year or two. When staring a business, which involves renting retail space, an occupancy of 50 percent is very high and unrealistic estimate. Finally, you aren’t even projected to operate at a profit or break even doesn’t make much business sense to spend student dollars on a losing operation. 2. There are unrealized and undiscussed cannibalization effects that this cinema will place both on the community and recognized Iowa State student organizations. First, there are already two movie theaters in

Ames. When trying to encapsulate a healthy relationship between the university and the City of Ames, cannibalizing on the community business’s profit is not a way in which to go about it. There is the potential for erosion on the community businesses with the implementation of this proposal especially on the Cinemark North Grand 5. So where is the point when part of the university should be competing with local businesses? Also, how about the attendance to the university sponsored Free Friday Night Flicks and many other student organizations that provide this type of entertainment to students — such as Friday After Dark. Currently, this proposal will demolish the reason for such a student organization and isn’t it part of GSB’s job to assist and provide funding to student organizations? So how many student organizations or projects will this theater elimi-

nate or replace? 3. The university budget is being cut $24 million, which is causing departments to go lean and reduce or even eliminate majors on campus, and it has had many major impacts on students. We are paying more for a lesser education. Class sizes have grown, homework and projects have been removed to compensate for the budget constraints placed on teaching assistant budgets, top professors are leaving and faculty and staff have been required to take furloughs, What is GSB doing to assist on this front? 4. Why not invest in better security and lighting around campus, residence halls and campustown? Or reinvest back into the student body? In this economic downturn, why not start a joint textbook rental system with the ISU Bookstore to ensure that students receive the adequate materials to be successful in classes and bring

back profits that are being lost to online purchases. 5. If a large reason for this implementation is to provide close to campus flexible jobs for students, that is not a valid reason. There are jobs that are unfilled on campus of which some pay a better hourly wage than the proposed set wage and are not created at the cost of the rest of the student body. As a complete and accurate market analysis been completed, I would say no way. Why would I walk or try to find a parking space at a run down theater next to Welch Avenue so that when I leave I have to deal with the bar crowds when I can: A. Drive to a discounted theater with ample parking and a better facility/picture or B. Drive to the other theater with ample parking, new releases and a much better facility for just a few dollars more How can it be determined that more than a majority of students want this proposal? There is not a vast diversity of organizations polled and only 836 forms collected out of a student body of 26,000 students. That is approximately a mere 3.2 percent of the student enrolled population that is being extrapolated to determine the success or failure of this proposal. 6. Maybe even if the theater could produce a small profit, where will it be allocated to? If it is going to be reinvested in

the business, then what is the point? It will not be generating any profits that could be allocated to different student funding needs. Also, since when has GSB been about running a business? If a venture of this sort wants to be discussed, where are the successful business professionals within the university and community that are helping with budgeting, business plan development, and overall consulting? Does GSB even know or understand the huge time commitments that are needed to make even a small profit? Wouldn’t GSB be better equipped to solicit donations from businesses, alumni and fundraisers to fund this proposal than student fee investment? The students have elected GSB to make the best decisions for the student body, not to run a business. GSB is suppose to be the voice of the students, but you have to listen to our voices before you know what we want. This proposal is not in the best interest of the students, but instead, it is to fund personal pet projects of current GSB representatives. GSB should represent us adequately to ensure that our education is preserved, not our weekend entertainment options.

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11 a.m. — 9 p.m. Curling — Men’s and women’s round robin tourney continues U.S. Women vs. Germany 11 a.m. U.S. Men vs. Switzerland 4 p.m. 2 p.m. — 11 p.m. Hockey — Men’s and women’s pool play continues 2:30 p.m. Cross-country skiing — Women’s indiv. sprint – finals 2:55 p.m. Cross-country skiing — Men’s indiv. sprint – finals 6 p.m. Speed skating — Men’s 1000-meter 7 p.m. — 8 p.m. Luge — Men’s doubles 7:15 p.m. Snowboarding — Men’s halfpipe – semifinal 7:25 p.m. Short track — Men’s 1000-meter 8:32 p.m. Short track — Men’s 5000-meter relay – semis 9:07 p.m. Short track — Women’s 500-meter – final 9:15 p.m. Snowboarding — Men’s halfpipe – final

Hockey

U.S. men storm past Switzerland VANCOUVER, British Columbia — So much for a lack of Olympic experience. Bobby Ryan scored late in the first period, and David Backes and Ryan Malone added goals in the second to help the youngest collection of American hockey players since the NHL began supplying talent for the 1998 Nagano Games top Switzerland 3-1 on Tuesday. This group of Americans has an average age just above 26. “I’m sure some of these guys were nervous,” U.S. general manager Brian Burke said. “This is the big stage. This is Broadway.” A three-goal lead helped the jitters go away. — The Associated Press

Snowboarding

Jacobellis falls short of gold again WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia — No gold for Lindsey Jacobellis this time, either. No medal at all, in fact. And once again, no one to blame but herself. Looking to redeem herself after giving away a victory four years ago, Jacobellis’ return trip to the Olympics was even worse. Early in her semifinal race on the snowboard cross course Tuesday, she lost her bearings on a jump, wobbled and skittered to try to regain her balance, but clipped the outside of a gate. Disqualified. She raised her hands in disbelief, then clasped them over her helmet. — The Associated Press

Luge

Huefner wins ninth gold for German team WHISTLER, British Columbia — Wherever the start in luge, Germans usually find a way to finish first. Tatjana Huefner added yet another layer Tuesday to her country’s magnificent run of dominance in the fastest sliding sport. This gave Germany its ninth women’s singles luge gold in 13 Olympic competitions. Her four-run time of 2 minutes, 46.524 seconds was 0.490 seconds better than Austria’s Nina Reithmayer, while Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger claimed the bronze. — The Associated Press

ISU coach Kevin Jackson talks with junior Jon Reader on Sunday during the match against Missouri. Jackson competed in mixed martial arts, including a brief stint in the UFC, after competing as a collegiate and Olympic wrestler. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

There and back again By Shane Lucas Daily Staff Writer ISU wrestling coach Kevin Jackson has a resume that speaks for itself. Olympic gold medalist, two-time World champion, captain of Iowa State’s 1987 national championship team and a member of the U.S. National Wrestling Hall of Fame rank among his top accomplishments. Coming off a successful college and Olympic wrestling career, Jackson was introduced to MMA by fellow Olympic gold medalist and Oklahoma State wrestling standout Kenny Monday after he participated in an event. The clear ties to the sport they excelled in drew their interest to the growing sport. “Obviously we realized that wrestling played a big role in style of fighting,” Jackson said. “Watching the fights we noticed that the better wrestlers would win most of the time.” After he didn’t make the 1996 Olympics wrestling roster, Jackson was looking for a way to stay in shape and maintain his finances. “You need to make up that money somehow, some way, and fortunately MMA came along, offered us a chance to fight and we had a good agent,” he said. Before he even had his first fight, Jackson was confident that his wrestling background put him at an advantage over the other MMA fighters. “The reason I really fought is that

I knew I wouldn’t get hurt,” Jackson said. “The bottom line is the only way I could lose is if I was stupid enough to stand on my feet and box with a guy who’s a better boxer or kickboxer.” Jackson’s most memorable fight was his first one, which took place at an event called Extreme Fighting 4, and saw John “The Machine” Lober as his opponent. Lober had made a name for himself in the MMA world by defeating UFC mainstay Frank Shamrock, who would pop up later in Jackson’s career. “Job Lober was probably my most exciting fight,” Jackson said. “If I was actually putting stuff up on YouTube, that’s the fight I’d put up. I know a lot of other stuff comes up on YouTube that isn’t as favorable for me, but that was probably my best fight. Jackson was able to force Lober into submission at the 1:12 mark in the second round. On top of Jackson and Lober, the Extreme Fighting 4 card featured future UFC heavyweight champion Maurice Smith. Jackson credits the event as the one that brought him in into the MMA spotlight, as his next stop was the big leagues — UFC 14. At UFC 14, Jackson dominated the night’s middleweight (now light heavyweight) tournament and defeated opponents Todd Butler in 1:27 by technical submission and Tony Fryklund by choke submission in 44 seconds. Along with winning the tournament, Jackson grabbed the No. 1 rank-

Fought at 199 lbs ■■ Fighting style: Freestyle wrestling ■■ Total Fights: 6 ■■ Wins: 4 (3 submission, 1 technical knockout) ■■ Losses: 2 (both by submission) ■■ Notable fights: UFC Japan against Frank Shamrock for the firstever UFC Middleweight title. ing in the middleweight class. All of that after just three career fights? “It was surprising based on my short time in the sport,” Jackson said. “I think they looked at my potential and the things I was actually doing because there were guys out there like [Frank] Shamrock that had quite a few fights.” Before long, Jackson had a made a name for himself in the MMA realm. Enthusiastic fans began to recognize him as an up-and-coming star, but Jackson was just having fun and enjoying the ride. “The fighting was the easiest money I ever made, it was just fun,” Jackson said. “People put so much emphasis on the fighting game so you were a celebrity. They were taking pictures of you, shaking your hand and it was just excitement that surrounded the overall sport.” At that time, the UFC gave out

medals to its competitors. After Jackson received a gold medal for his UFC 14 win, people began to ask where it stood with his Olympic gold medal he won in Barcelona in 1992. “I would tell them that there’s really no comparison,” Jackson said. “Obviously it’s exciting and it’s fun, but I had to train my whole life to get a gold medal and I had to wrestle five of the toughest guys in the world. In the UFC, I had to beat two guys in one night and I only part-time trained for six months.” Perhaps the biggest fight of Jackson’s career came on Dec. 21, 1997 at UFC Japan when he took on Frank Shamrock for the first-ever UFC Middleweight title. “That’s probably the quickest I’ve ever ended any competition whether it’s wrestling or fighting or whatever,” Jackson said. Jackson got an early jump on Shamrock and took him to the ground. Before he could make another move however, Shamrock caught Jackson’s right arm and forced him into an armbar submission hold. The biggest fight of Jackson’s career ended in 12 seconds. “That’s when I really realized that I never gave these guys the respect they deserved,” Jackson said. “They do have some great skills that you have to be aware of and you have to be trained in and during my

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Men’s Basketball

Hilton to host hot-shot Cowboys By Chris Cuellar Daily Staff Writer I o w a State will be battling familiar foes when Oklahoma State comes to Hilton Coli- McDermott seum on Wednesday night, even if the Cowboys (17–7) and Cyclones (13–12) don’t have much in common with just six games remaining in the regular season. Working uphill against another losing streak, the Cyclones will host a Cowboys team that stars junior guard James Anderson, the Big 12’s leading scorer and ISU forward Craig Brackins’ roommate from the University Games last summer. A flaw in this year’s Iowa State team exposed itself the last time these two squads met, as the Cyclones allowed a 12–0 run to the Cowboys right after halftime. “There’s progress — we’re just trying to get the results now,” Brackins said. “You just keep working practice and keep doing whatever you have to do on the court.” ISU fans know this song and dance well, and Brackins and coach Greg McDermott don’t want to put the Cyclone faithful through it on the first game of its three-game home stand.

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Notes: Iowa State has beaten Oklahoma State in the last two matchups in Hilton Coliseum — 73–66 in 2008 and 68–52 in 2006. OSU guard James Anderson leads the Big 12 in scoring with his 22.6 points per game. Anderson and ISU forward Craig Brackins were roommates during the 2009 World University Games. “We’re excited to come home. That’s the good news,” McDermott said. “The bad news is that Oklahoma State is talented, and a very difficult match-up for us.” Iowa State struggled with guard dominated teams all season, being unable trade buckets and play full court with limited bench and shooting options. To find victory against Oklahoma State, they’ll attempt to slow the game down and not let it become a threepoint shoot out like OSU coach Travis Ford would like to see.

James Anderson: Stat ‘08-’09 ‘09-’10 ■■ PPG 18 22.6 ■■ FG% 48.2 46.9 ■■ FT% 82.9 81.3 ■■ RPG 5.7 5.8 ■■ APG 1.4 2.5 ■■ MPG 33.5 33.7 “They’re a four guard lineup and we don’t have enough guards, so we’re going to have to change the defense and do some things different to take them out of rhythm,” McDermott said. Anderson has become a poster child for leadership and consistency, and the guard’s play has the full attention of the ISU coaching staff. The upswing in his scoring output comes as a result of his free throw attempts, and Anderson has already made 20 more free throws than he did all of last season. “I learned that [Anderson] can drive the ball from either direction,” Brackins said of his team experience in Serbia. “He’s just a complete player, at first I thought he was just a shooter, from playing in the Big 12, that’s what he did. Over there I learned a lot more about him.” With ISU guards Marquis Gilstrap and Scott Christopherson still battling sickness, McDermott would be happy if the offense came from anywhere on Wednesday. “That’s our challenge.

ISU guard Scott Christopherson looks down the court to pass Feb. 6 against Kansas State. The Cyclones host Oklahoma State on Wednesday. Photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily

Scottie obviously doesn’t have his legs — he still has to be out there 20 plus minutes a game for us,” McDermott said. “Dominique Buckley is doing some good things, Chris Colvin is doing some good things, but scoring a bunch of points may not necessarily where they’re at right now. I think we can score a lot of points to

win, but we have to be pretty good defensively.” Oklahoma State is bringing more than Anderson to Hilton Coliseum to build its case for an NCAA tournament bid, and they’ll need Obi Muonelo (12.7 ppg) and the babyfaced Keiton Page (10.3 ppg)

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Dribble Stat of the week: 7 There are seven Big 12 teams ranked in this week’s Top 25 Poll. The teams include Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Baylor. Game to watch No. 17 Iowa State at No. 3 Nebraska 7p.m. Wednesday Big 12 Week in Review Feb. 10 Texas Tech 57, No.11 Texas A&M 54 No. 4 Nebraska 67, Kansas 60 No. 19 Texas 74, Colorado 50 No. 12 Oklahoma 62, No. 15 Baylor 60 Saturday No. 4 Nebraska 82, Missouri 78 No. 11 Texas A&M 69, Kansas State 63 No. 12 Oklahoma 65, Colorado 55 No. 19 Texas 85, Kansas 82 No. 17 Iowa State 69, No. 15 Baylor 45 Monday No. 1 Connecticut 76, No. 16 Oklahoma 60

Cyclones take on ‘perfect storm’ By Kayci Woodley Daily Staff Writer ISU coach Bill Fennelly calls it a perfect storm. After watching Nebraska defeat Iowa State in early January, Fennelly said to his staff, “They may not lose a game.’ So far, the Huskers are living up to Fennelly’s prediction, sitting at a 23-0 record. “I vote on the Top 25 poll, and I’ve voted them second all year,” Fennelly said following the Baylor game. “No disrespect to Stanford or Notre Dame but after I watched them play I do think they’re the second best team in the country.” Iowa State fell to Nebraska at home 57-49 in the first meeting between the two teams. Four Huskers finished in double digits against the Cyclones in Hilton Coliseum, showing early signs of consistency and efficiency that has continued since. Only one Iowa State player produced a double digit score in points when the Huskers traveled to Ames. “They’re the most efficient women’s team that I’ve seen in our league in a long time,” Fennelly said. “They can play fast, they can play slow, they have a player that arguably may be playing better than any player in the country.” Fennelly argues senior forward Kelsey Griffin is as well as any other women’s basketball player in the country. Griffin showed her excellence against Iowa State in the team’s first match up with a double-double and has been on fire ever since.

Big 12 Standings 1. Nebraska 23-0, 10-0 2. Oklahoma 18-6, 8-3 3. Iowa State 19-4, 7-3 4. Texas 18-6, 7-3 5. Oklahoma State 18-6, 6-4 6. Texas A&M 17-6, 5-5 7. Baylor 17-7, 4-6 8. Kansas 14-9, 4-6 9. Kansas State 12-12, 4-6 10. Texas Tech 15-9, 3-7 11. Colorado 12-11, 2-8 12. Missouri 11-13, 1-10

vs. Iowa State (19–4)

Nebraska (23-0)

Where: Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Neb. When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Media coverage: Cyclone Radio Network Notes: Iowa State will attempt to be the first team to beat No. 3 Nebraska Wednesday night in Lincoln. Nebraska topped the Cyclones 57–49 in the teams’ first meeting in Ames on Jan. 9. A win over the Cornhuskers would put the Cyclones at 20–4, matching the same start the team had last year when it played through to the Elite Eight. Griffin ranks sixth in the nation in field goal percentage at 61.5 and leads the Huskers with 19.7 per game. Right behind Griffin is senior guard Yvonne Turner who Fennelly says is one of the best shooters in the country when the game is on the line. Turner averages 12.7 points per game and is shooting 41.9 percent from 3-point land. Not to be forgotten are the three other probable starters for the perfect Husker storm — seniors Cory Montgomery, junior Dominique Kelley and freshman Lindsey Moore. An addition to the already dangerous starting lineup for Nebraska this season was newcomer Moore

A Nebraska fan holds up a sign Saturday showing the record of the Nebraska women’s basketball team after it beat Missouri 82-78. Photo: L.G. Patterson/The Associated Press

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career I never got with the experts that I needed to get with to feel the positions these guys could create.” Although he ended his brief career with a win over Sam Adkins at Extreme Challenge 18, and finished with a 4–2 career record, the Shamrock fight is the one he is largely remembered by. Some members of the ISU wrestling team occasionally bring the fight up to give their coach a hard time, and usually regret doing so. “It’s joked about every now and then,” Jackson said with a smile. “I just have to jump on some of those guys and make them submit in practice to show them that I did have some skills.” During his time in MMA, Jackson worked with Phoenixarea trainer Tim McClellan. McClellan is now a strength and condition specialist for Rehab Plus, a company that has trained professional athletes like Donovan McNabb, Dwight Freeney and Jerryd Bayless. Although he wasn’t around for very long, Jackson formed friendships with many of the fighters on the circuit. He still calls many names

from UFC past and present as friends. Maurice Smith, Renzo Gracie, Bas Rutten and UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture are just a few that Jackson still stays in contact with. “The MMA world is almost as close as the wrestling world,” Jackson said. “Obviously you form relationships if you do something along those lines and those relationships still remain.” The sport, especially the UFC, become increasingly popular in the past few years but still has many of its “street fight” connotations that it had dealt with since its beginning. Jackson said he is still watches MMA events and believes people should focus on the skilled fighters instead of the ever-growing amateur fights. “I’m definitely a fan and supporter of the MMA game,” Jackson said. “There’s a difference between some of the shows where you see technical fights and the amateur nights where it’s two guys out there that look like they just got done drinking at a bar.” In 1998, Jackson retired from MMA and his career in wrestling. While he was actually considering staying in MMA to fight a few times a year, a job offer from USA Wrestling lured him back to the sport he loves.

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who is averaging 4.9 points, 2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. Montgomery and Kelley each average 12.5 points per game for the Husker offense. It’s not just the NU offense that makes them a threat, their defense ranks third the nation in three point field goal defense, holding opponents to an average of 25.3 percent. The Cyclones fell victim to that defense previously in the season, shooting a dismal 16.7 percent from 3-point range. “They have a great belief system in each other and their coaches and that’s how you keep winning games,” Fennelly said. “To their credit they’ve done everything they’ve needed to do to be a good team and to play at that level over 23 games says a lot about everyone involved in that program.” Although Nebraska has remained undefeated this season, the Huskers most recent opponent gave them a bit of a wake up call. Nebraska was staring its first loss in the face with three minutes to play the team was down by six points. But, showing why they are one of the top team’s in the country, the Huskers found a way to battle back and keep the second number in

their record a zero. “When you have an amazing year you win games that you maybe were on the ropes,” Fennelly said. “And that’s what good teams do, they find ways to win they don’t find ways to lose.” Iowa State found its way to win previously in the season on the road against a Top 25 team, Texas, and came away with victory. A win that could have been the highlight of the season, was instead a starting point for the Cyclones. While traveling to Austin has always been tough on Cyclone squads, a tough Husker environment likely awaits for the Top 15 clash. “The last thing I told them when we left the locker room was how this is a great win for us, but I hope it’s not the highlight of our season,” Fennelly said after the Baylor game. “Let’s make it another starting point. Those are things that build your program and build your career, build the memories that we have.” A Nebraska storm may be awaiting the No. 13 Cyclones, but Iowa State has stirred up a cyclone in recent Big 12 play. “It is probably the most difficult situation our team will play in all year and it comes at a time when we’re playing well,” Fennelly said. “I hope our players are excited for the challenge.”

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all knocking down more than two 3-pointers per game, and the 5-foot-9-inch sophomore Page is shooting nearly 88 percent from the free throw line. “They’re a very good team that have got some good wins

on their resume, obviously they are playing for their NCAA tournament lives here, so it’s a big game for them. It’s a huge game for us,” McDermott said. ESPN’s Bracketologist Joe Lunardi has Oklahoma State as

one of his “last four in” to the NCAA tournament at this point, and with six games to go, Iowa State is six games under .500 in conference, and will need a run in the Big 12 Tournament and to close the year to have any hope

at a postseason berth, NCAA, NIT or otherwise. “We could possibly go on a run, and hopefully we can with the home crowd in our favor,” Brackins said of the home stand to close the year.

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