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Tanzania ‘land grab’ criticized By Kaleb.Warnock

Despite statements made by Iowa State Administrations, Iowa State may have been seeking a more intrinsic role in investments projects that have been criticized as “land grabs.” Although Iowa State has scaled back its involvement in the project, following criticism from orga-

nizations like the Oakland Institute, it may have been interested in pursuing the areas, despite the potential displacement of refugees. In light of evidence recently brought to the attention of the Iowa State Daily, the university may have been aware of potential relocation of refugees long before removing itself from the project and potentially could have continued involvement, despite a statement by David Acker, associate dean of Global Agriculture Programs, in

an interview with the Daily in December 2011. Acker refused to comment, but in the interview last December he claimed that Iowa State was not involved in the areas that were home to refugee settlements called Katumba and Mishamo. “All I can say is from Iowa State’s point of view is that we

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Students find social justice in diversity By Frances Myers Daily Staff Writer The Student Activities Center will host the Social Justice Summit at the Knapp Storms Dining Complex on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The Social Justice Summit will be an opportunity for students to increase their awareness of inclusion issues and to develop action plans that will assist them in being agents of change on campus. Formerly known as the Multicultural Leadership Summit, the Social Justice Summit is now in its 11th year. According to the Student Activities Center website, social justice is “the continuous process of eliminating ignorance and prejudice through education and advocacy to bring about greater equity among all members of society and ensuring every dimension of identity is not prejudiced against by society as a whole. Social justice is a process in which people strive to eliminate the roots of oppression through education and the redistribution of resources, opportunities and responsibilities. In the pursuit of education people must use education as a tool to empower the people so that they can eliminate the oppression of all. Acting as one, people must create an open, equitable and just society.” The goals for the Summit are to allow students to learn from each other in a safe environment and diverse setting; to allow participants the opportunity to learn more about “who they are” and “what they bring” to the ISU campus. The Social Justice Summit is set to last until approximately 9 p.m. Cost is free to get in and registration is free and open to ISU undergraduate and graduate students.

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In the company of crows Blackbirds invade Iowa State By Amber.Hovey As people walk around the campus of Iowa State, they may notice the swarms of crows flying in and settling in the tall trees. Every year this occurs, but why? The park-like setting of campus along with its high trees and warmer temperature lures the crows in, said David Miller, associate vice president of Facilities Planning and Management. Miller said cleaning up after the crows is becomes a hassle, and the crows also have a tendency to spook people. “The school currently has in place five noise makers on rooftops throughout campus,” Miller said. However the school has to move the noise makers once in awhile; otherwise, the crows become adapted to it. Lauren Huebbe, junior in elementary education, remembers being a freshman walking past the alarms and being startled. “I had no idea what that noise was, and it scared me every time,” Huebbe said. The noise makers are not the only method Iowa State uses to scare the crows. “The school also uses lasers that they beam into trees to scare the birds,” Miller said. He said the purpose of these techniques is so the crows do not become habitual. Bianca Zaffarano, clinician at the ISU Veterinary Medical Center,

has her own opinion about the crows. “I think they are a really interesting animal,” Zaffarano said. “They are bright creatures. Crows use tools, recognize faces and live in families and even adopt orphaned crows.” When the West Nile virus entered the United States, it killed thousands of crows, Zaffarano said. Researchers from upstate New York began investigating crows and found that the crows would hang out with the dead crows and grieve. “The crow seen around campus is called the American crow,” Zaffarano said. This type of crow is actually only one of 46 species of crow worldwide, according the book “In the Company of Crows and Ravens” by John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell. The American Crow grows up to weigh about one pound, so the large size of the crows is actually normal for this species of crow. The crow lives about 14 to 24 years, flies between 30 to 60

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Komen cancels grant Planned Parenthood loses ties to foundation

By Katelynn.McCollough Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced on Tuesday it would no longer be providing funds to Planned Parenthood, a decision that was met with an onslaught of responses from the public through social media Komen is an organization that, according to its website, has raised $1.9 billion since 1982 and is known for the use of the color pink in the movement against breast cancer. Komen has been providing funds to Planned Parenthood for the past five years. The funding that was provided to Planned Parenthood went toward breast exams and cancer screenings for low-income


State Gym to host grand opening By Kayla.Kienzle

patients. Responses on Twitter and Facebook either chastised or praised Komen on the decision, many referring to the organization “giving in” to pro-life activist groups that wanted the partnership to end. According to an email sent from a representative of Planned

Parenthood of the Heartland, “Within the past 48 hours we’ve seen an outpouring of disappointment and disagreement from Planned Parenthood and Komen supporters and donors alike.”

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From Jan. 9 to 31, over 64,008 visits have been paid to State Gym. At a cost of $46.2 million, State Gym has transformed into one of the newest and highest visited buildings on campus. In celebration of the facility, State Gym will hold an official grand opening ceremony on Friday, Feb. 3 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. “As with all new facilities it is impor-


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FRIDAY “Working Over Wood” Artist Studio Open House When: 11 a.m. What: Every Friday, artist Jennifer Drinkwater will set up her studio in the ground floor gallery of the Christian Petersen Art Museum. Where: Christian Petersen Art Museum, 0003 Morrill Hall

Cyclone Cinema: Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 When: 7 p.m. What: The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the townspeople of Forks. There will be a showing at 10 p.m. as well. Where: Carver Hall 101

Performance: Barjche When: 7:30 p.m. What: Barjche 2012: Lost and Found. Iowa States’s annual contemporary dance concert featuring faculty, students and guest artists dance works. The theme for Barjche 2012 is Lost and Found, a contemporary modern dance production Where: Fisher Theater

SUB Music: The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt and Little Ruckus w/ TiRES When: 9 p.m. What: Founded as means for one man to yell about his romantic mishaps,The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! has blossomed into an epic dance floor revelation. Where: Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

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LEISURE: Lounging on the terrace, looking for some sun Ali Owens, freshman in psychology, and Catherine Dunbar, freshman in global resource systems, enjoy the unseasonably warm weather on Wednesday afternoon while sitting on the terrace ledge outside the Memorial Union.

Police Blotter: DATE Amber Hovey, 21, of 224 S. Kellogg Ave. unit 8, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated (reported at 2:48 a.m.). Yang Cheng, 22, of 203 E. 13th St., was arrested and charged with assault (simple) (reported

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at 11:30 a.m.). Jeffrey Larimer, 22, of possession of a schedule V substance and drug possession (reported at 6:21 p.m.). Brion Coleman, 20, of 2215 Frederiksen Court, was arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, posses-

sion of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia at Frederiksen Court. Darnell Melvin Jr., 21, of 2215 Frederiksen Court, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and interference with official acts. They were transported to the Story County Justice Center. The

investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending (reported at 6:59 p.m.). Vehicles driven by Katelynd Stenzel and Renae Repplinger were involved in a property damage collision at Hayward Avenue and Mortensen Parkway (reported at 9:20 p.m.).

The message, “filled with a touchy-feely request for ‘positive thinking’ that one might expect from a Brazilian catwalk stunner” the Post says, begins by addressing friends and family. The writer notes that “this Sunday will be a really important day in my husband’s life. He and his team worked so hard to get to this point and now they need us more than ever to send them positive energy so they can

fulfill their dream of winning this Super Bowl.” To pull it off, the writer asks that the recipients “join me on this positive chain and pray for him, so he can feel confident, healthy and strong.”

including musician Rob Thomas and actor/rapper Ice Cube, honored Cornelius’ memory by tweeting his trademark phrase.

Celebrity News Notes and events.

Gisele Bundchen asks friends to pray for Tom? If a purported email is true, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be living on multiple prayers when his team takes on the Giants come Super Bowl Sunday. The New York Post reports that it has obtained an email supposedly from Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, that calls out for spiritual support.


‘Soul Train’ legend remembered as ‘pioneer’ As news spread that “Soul Train” legend Don Cornelius died Wednesday morning of a gunshot wound at the age of 75, fans and friends took to Twitter to express their grief in a stream of condolences that continued Thursday. His son, Tony Cornelius, issued a statement Thursday afternoon expressing sadness at the loss of his father. “At this time, we respectfully ask that you allow our family and friends the privacy necessary to get through this difficult time,” he wrote. “We thank all the wellwishers and the fans who have supported the Soul Train legacy. Love, Peace and Soul.” “Soul Train” host Cornelius would sign off the show with the words “Wishing you love, peace and soul,” and many,

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Newt Gingrich: Brad Pitt could play me in a movie We’ve all played the “which famous person could play me in the story of my life” casting game, and Newt Gingrich has joined in. According to TMZ, the Republican candidate for nomination has said that if he had to pick someone to portray him in a film, he’d pick straight from the A-list. “Brad Pitt,” Gingrich told radio host Rich Stevens on Tuesday of who could portray him. “Why not go for it?” Admittedly, Gingrich does not look like the Oscar nominee, but hey, it would be in a movie. “No, I don’t look like him at all,” Gingrich said. “He’s thinner, he’s better looking, he’s younger. But you asked me if I could have anyone who could play me in a movie, why not go for Brad Pitt?”

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Dairy Science Club gets dancing derrieres By Maia.Zewert

Photo: Huiling Wu/Iowa State Daily Students exercise using weight lifting equipment on Wednesday at the new State Gym complex. An official dedication ceremony will be on Friday.

>>STATE GYM.p1 tant to properly recognize the opening of the facility through some type of official ceremony,” said Michael Giles, director of Recreation Services. The facility has been in service since Jan. 9 and many students have already taken advantage of the renovated building. “State Gym has a better environment and more up-to-date equipment,” said Alison Perkins, junior in interior design. “I like how I can multitask and get caught up on TV shows while I workout.” The expanded features approximately 125 new pieces of weight training and cardio equipment, a recreational pool, two indoor jogging tracks, five basketball courts, a 40-foot climbing wall and a smoothie bar. In comparison, Iowa State’s other large gymnasium facility, Lied Recreation, has fewer pieces of cardio and weight training equipment and does not have a pool or smoothie bar. However,

Lied has a turf and will still be home to intramural games as well as track meets. Along with more space and equipment, the State Gym building is connected to Beyer Hall via skywalk. The renovated facility has come at a cost for Iowa State students. This semester, students will pay $317.80, compared with the fall semester’s $227.85; an $89.95 increase. Most students do not like seeing an added cost to an already costly U-Bill; however they are satisfied with the improvement. “It’s cheaper than single monthly gym memberships, but I can see some students seeing that not justified if their apartments come with a gym membership,” said Kellie Morrissey, senior in management. The dedication ceremony will be held in the first-floor multipurpose room. Steven Leath, ISU president, Tom Hill, vice president of Student Affairs, and Dakota Hoben, Government of the Student Body president, will all give remarks during the dedication.

The Dairy Science Club will be hosting a Best Butts Dance fundraiser on Saturday in the Alumni Center from 9 p.m. until midnight. Each student organization within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences nominates one guy and one girl to represent the club. The students chosen will then have a chance to win the title of “Best Butt” in the college. “It’s always good fun,” said Chelsea Onken, senior in animal science. Onken also serves as the co-chairwoman for the dance. Each contestant will be given a bucket that people can put donations in. The winner will be determined by whomever raises the most money. While the contest is supposed to be based on dancing, some contestants will try to sway the votes their way by dressing in costumes.

>>AFRICA.p1 have never considered working in those areas and would never consider it,” Acker said. Andrew Manu, professor of agronomy, played a key role in the initial studies of the Katumba and Mishamo sites in March and November 2010. He was part of the team of scientists that traveled to Tanzania to study the land and its potential for agricultural development. Manu was also unwilling to comment regarding the status of the areas with regards to the state of the refugee camps, despite the proximity to the camps. “That was not part of my work to do,” he said. However, his PowerPoint

“It’s a good friendly competition,” said Michael Kenealy, university professor of animal science and adviser for the club. All the money made by the students will be going to the ACCESS Women’s Shelter in Ames and the “Food At First” program, where the Dairy Science Club volunteers time serving meals. In the past years, the event has raised around $2,000, something the club hopes to top this year. Last year, the dance was held at the Maintenance Shop. However, due to the high attendance, the club decided to move the event to the Alumni Center this year. “People should come to help us raise money for some great local charities,” Onken said. The dance is open to everyone, but it also allows students in the CALS to interact with each other outside of the classroom. “The dance is a good thing for the college because it gives you the chance to meet people you wouldn’t normally get to,” Onken said.

presentation on his research titled “Climate, Landscape and Soil Characteristics of AgriSol Sites in Tanzania,” which he co-authored with James Jordan, shows that he was aware of the settlements. The PowerPoint presentation includes statistical data regarding the potential for development of the land and maps of the refugee sites at Katumba and Mishamo. Manu is even pictured doing several of the studies himself. Despite the evidence that the refugees had not yet been relocated by 2010, however, Iowa State did not withdraw to an advisory role until 2011, following the publication of criticisms of the project. Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture

and Life Sciences, who recently wrote an editorial to the Des Moines Register regarding the investment, was unavailable for comment. In her editorial, Wintersteen wrote, “We worked with the company to help guide this part of its project. It is important to note that Iowa State did not sign or execute any agreement or contract with AgriSol and has never had a financial stake, investment or commercial interest in the project.” However, Iowa State was included in a”Memorandum of Understanding” as “working closely” with AgriSol. Iowa State is still playing a small “advisory” role in the project and even sent ISU staff to Tanzania last fall.

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>>KOMEN.p1 Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which serves people from Iowa, Arkansas, Nebraska and three counties in Illinois, said, “It’s very sad and disappointing that in response to mounting pressure from a vocal few, leaders at Susan G. Komen Foundation have made the decision to accommodate these extreme voices, ending future funding for lifesaving cancer screenings and breast health education at Planned Parenthood.” The Komen organization quickly responded to the outcry, explaining their new policy on not granting funding to an organization under investigation. “Organizations change their grant criteria all the time,” said Sally Dix, executive director for Komen Iowa,

an affiliate of the Susan G. Komen organization. “We simply changed our criteria to be more respectful of those donations.” Planned Parenthood is currently under a federal investigation by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., who is looking into the organization’s use of its federal funding. “Planned Parenthood of the Heartland received around $8,000 for breast health education and screenings in Muscatine County,” Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said. “We were in the process of working with Komen to apply for additional breast health funds when we were notified of the new requirements that would eliminate Planned Parenthood funding.” Dix said that of the counties that Komen Iowa serves, including Story County, “This

>>CROWS.p1 miles per hour and as many may notice, they eat just about anything, plant or animal. According to Marzluff and Angell, crows have been represented as good and bad throughout different cultures. The Acoma, a Native American tribe from central New Mexico, believed that the crow “created the modern world and even saved it from ravaging fires by dipping his wings in wa-

[decision] does not have any affect on our 81 counties.” Since the Komen decision went public, Planned Parenthood has nationally received more than $400,000 for breast health education and screenings. Dix would not confirm if Komen and Planned Parenthood would be working together in the future, saying it was “too hypothetical,” since they do not know what will happen with the investigation. “Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the Komen Foundation were great partners. We share the same mission, to help women access life-saving reproductive health care. Together we do great things to help women in our state [Iowa]; we would love to work with Komen again,” Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said.

ter and dropping cooling liquid on the scared earth.” It is because of this heroic act that the crow is black. Contrary to that, the Pueblo people related the crow to death and bad luck. They believed witches could transform into either crows or owls. Good or bad, the crows are here. Next time people see a crow, maybe they will stop and watch, and maybe crows will begin to hold a soft spot in their heart, just like Zaffarano.


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Globalization needs stricter education We live in a globalized world. Corporations and jobs are becoming more transnational and employment for college graduates increasingly means competition in a world market. As Iowans, we have to compete with people from developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. To remain relevant in the job market requires, we need more liberal and cultural education than ever before. Companies in nearly every industry are looking for graduates who can interact in a diverse range of cultural requirements. A few examples: IBM operates in 170 countries; Honda Motors has 500 subsidiaries worldwide. The globalized world demands global knowledge. Languages such as Spanish, Chinese and German are needed in order to communicate between management and employees. Foreign sales depend on comprehension of foreign cultures, knowledge of local and world history, as well as skills in the contrasting political systems. Iowa State students have remained influential in the interconnected world. But in order to remain relevant, we need to build better skills in our high schools. As foreign states continue to increase their standards, we in Iowa should consider our own. Maybe Iowa should mandate higher entrance requirements for public universities or, per Gov. Branstad’s education reform plan, replace junior-year assessments with a requirement that all students take the ACT or SAT. The plan may seem unnecessary for students not interested in higher education, but it helps build required skills for any post-graduate experience. A robust education is important, whether you plan to attend college or enter the job market. Schools need to be held to a higher standard and students need to graduate prepared to interact in an interconnected world. If funding for high schools is tied to the results of the ACT or the SAT, schools would be forced to ensure the education in crucial areas, making them compete with other schools in the state. Many schools in Iowa take time out of their curricula to intensively prepare students taking the ACT. Regardless of how they are performing in their classes, students benefit from training in reasoning, writing and logic skills, in addition to factual knowledge in areas such as grammar, science and math. Training for the ACT and SAT helps students consider the possibility of a college education, it helps them focus on their classes, and it prepares them for any post-graduation opportunities. Editorial Board

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Students, residents divided


he discussion over Campustown’s fate continues. I have experienced Campustown as an undergraduate and now as a graduate student and an Ames resident. Over the years, I’ve watched Campustown be a source of controversy in the Ames community. I believe it will remain this way regardless of whatever “revitalization” or “facelift” Campustown receives to bring in demographics from outside the student body. What began as unincorporated land south of campus in 1858 now exemplifies the cultural rift between long time Ames residents and Iowa State students. This rift will hinder compromise between all parties involved in Campustown’s development. Once you understand the history of Campustown, it’s not hard to see why. If you think Campustown is “tired looking,” “run down” or “blighted” today, just imagine what it was like in 1900. Campustown was basically a colony of Ames. Residents called the place “Dogtown” because of its lack of clean water, sewer systems and electricity, and because of the occasional outbreak of typhoid. Students lived in wood-framed houses called “prairie dogs,” which could burn quickly. Ames had annexed West Ames back in 1893 to receive state funding and tax benefits. But in 1916, residents tried to secede because Ames took so long to modernize the area. The attempt failed. In 1922 during the first Veishea, students renamed Dogtown to “Campustown.” Perhaps this signifies that the cultural rift can be mended somewhat. The next phase of Campustown’s history is even more important to the current discussion, since it resides within the collective memory of longtime Ames residents. Somebody who graduated from Iowa State in the late 1950s and remained in Ames would have watched Campustown transform into something almost unfamiliar. Even those alumni from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s would see changes that they

By Stelios.Vasilis.Perdios might not like. In the decades following World War II, Ames faced a large influx of students. When William Parks became ISU president in 1965, enrollment stood at 14,014 students. When he retired in 1986, enrollment had soared to 26,529. During this time, the number of bars and student residences increased there. By the ‘90s, high-rise apartment buildings had started to grow from the bulldozed remains of the prairie dogs. The population of Ames also shifted farther away from campus during this time. Commercial districts developed elsewhere to accommodate this shift, such as North Grand Mall and South Duff. The university also lifted the ban on freshmen and sophomores from having cars. Students became more mobile and could shop elsewhere. Thus, the number and different kinds of retail stores in Campustown declined. Most importantly, by the ‘80s, Campustown and Veishea had become connected with the tradition of mass alcohol consumption and rioting. Certain longtime residents may recall how “Ash-bash” in 1985 got out of control. Police closed down greek community celebrations, and people took to the streets. Veishea floats burned. In 1988, bonfires erupted along Welch Avenue as 5,100 people rioted for two consecutive nights. In 1992, 8,000 students and attendees converged on Campustown. Riot police greeted them. In 1999, a crowd estimated anywhere between 300-1,500 students marched out of Campustown, converged on the

Knoll, and demanded an end to dry Veishea in not-so-polite terms. Veishea 2004 saw 2,000 students confront police and ended with the iconic image of a burning dumpster. In subsequent years (except for a disturbance in 2009), however, Veishea has remained relatively quiet. Certain policies set by the university and the city of Ames seem to have worked to prevent these riots. Some proponents of Campustown’s revitalization have argued that the current state of Campustown hurts enrollment, or somehow detracts from the local economy. But has anybody put forth concrete evidence of this in the form of enrollment numbers and lost dollars? No, we deal simply with aesthetics, altered by the nostalgia and history of days long ago and smeared with the anxiety of having another riot. For me, Campustown has some nostalgia. But you know what? There comes a time when you have to realize that those undergraduate days are over, when you need to grow up, move on and let another generation enjoy Campustown. I go there occasionally to eat lunch (the Fighting Burrito will always be the “Flying Burrito” to me). But the nightlife, the job opportunities, the retail stores and the living arrangements are not really geared toward Ames residents 25 and older. The cultural rift is there and will not close anytime soon. Even if you don’t believe this, some serious questions need to be asked before more money is spent on Campustown’s revitalization. For longtime Ames residents the question is: Would you want to live, shop, work or play in Campustown, even after changes are made? For Iowa State students: Do you really want longtime Ames residents to live, shop, work or play in Campustown?

Stelios Vasilis Perdios is a graduate student in history from Ames.


Gender-based abortion not probable


recently came across an article about a man in Afghanistan who strangled his wife after she gave birth to a third daughter. While this is a more extreme case than most, it is not the first time anyone has heard of gender preference. In many countries a son is favored over a daughter, but would you consider the United States or Canada as one of those countries? I personally would not, but some professionals think otherwise and are seeking legal action to eliminate the possibility. Why do these professionals think that gender-selective abortion is probable in North America? Immigrants from cultures that value sons over daughters may carry their beliefs with them and abort female fetuses upon discovering the sex of their unborn child. What is their solution to this problem? Prohibiting the mother from learning the sex of the baby until she is at least thirty weeks into her pregnancy. While I understand that the doctors who endorse this movement are only trying to protect the ethics of medicine, I find several aspects about this idea to be unethical. First, a patient has the right to know medical information about themselves when it is available.

By Meg.Grissom When applied to this case, a woman has the right to know the sex of her child as soon as an ultrasound is able to reveal it. Although an unborn child’s sex can be seen as non-vital information to a woman’s well-being, it is usually something that she and her family look forward to. People often order gender reveal cakes, they buy pink or blue clothing and they choose names in anticipation of their child. Of course these things can be done just as easily at thirty weeks as at eighteen, the point is that the sex of a child is something parents want to know, and they should be able to as soon as they wish. Second, I believe this proposal makes unfair assumptions about immigrant groups. The main argument these professionals are using to promote the potential law is that immigrant groups from Asia, specifically China, India and Korea, will learn the sex of their child early and then choose to have an abortion if they are carry-

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock Some medical professionals are seeking legal action to eliminate the possibility of gender-selective abortions in the United States.

ing a girl. While sons may be favored in these countries there is no reliable evidence that these immigrant groups will utilize abortion to ensure they bear a son. They are simply making a generalized assumption about a group of people based on the culture that they came from, and it’s not fair to make such an assumption without concrete evidence. I do agree with the doctors on one point: Using abortion to be selective about gender is unethical. But before looking into the subject a little further, I had no idea that such a problem even existed this

close to home. Is it even a big problem in North America at all? I really do not think so. If it really is a problem, I believe that this issue would be given more attention and because truly this is something we would find unethical. Naturally there is a chance that I could be wrong, maybe it really is a problem that needs to be addressed, but I would rather be proved wrong with evidence than by a blind assumption about the immigrant population.

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Focus on tournament By Jeremiah.Davis


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Tressel gains a ‘second chance’ after scandal, By Tom Withers, AP Sports Writer AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Through it all, Jim Tressel never lost his charm. As he worked the room the way he did for a decade as Ohio State’s coach, delighting students and faculty members, school trustees and Akron’s president with stories of past successes and plans for the future, Tressel felt like he had come back home. “This,� he said, “is a second chance.� Tressel, forced to resign in disgrace last May amid a cash-for-tattoos scandal at Ohio State that toppled the football powerhouse, was introduced Thursday as Akron’s new vice president of strategic engagement — a position created just for him. Tressel will begin his new job on May 1.


Chris Allen is no stranger to hype. Having played on two Final Four teams at Michigan State, the senior has been there, done that. Hoiberg With the ISU men’s basketball team sitting at fourth in the Big 12 and the NCAA Tournament expectations rising quickly, Allen believes he can be someone his teammates can rely on White since he has the experience to get them where they want to go. “If everybody just, I don’t want to say ‘follow me,’ but I could help,� Allen said. “I could definitely help with just, demeanor, poise you have to have in big games. You can’t get out of control, you can’t mess up for one second, because if you do, that’s the end of your season.� Having been there before is a trait the Cyclones will rely on with Allen, especially given the amped up attention the team has been receiving since beating then-No. 5 Kansas on Saturday. With multiple prognosticators putting Iowa State in the tournament now, it would be easy for players and coaches to follow such coverage closely. Following the win against Kansas State on Tuesday, coach Fred Hoiberg said he and his team were not responding to NCAA predictions at this point. That sentiment is shared by his players, who like to stay away from paper predictions, rather letting the play on the court decide things. “I try to stay away from [predictions],� Allen said. “I’m not the guy to look in the paper. The only time I look in the paper is when my mom texts me and says, ‘There’s an article I wanted you to look at,’ and that’s just respecting my mom. I just stay in the gym, and that’s how I get through all my problems.� While Hoiberg’s players take the questions about a tournament berth with good nature — like Allen’s joke about his mom — he has seen his team mature over the last several games. How they respond to those questions, he said, is indicative of where their priorities and focus are.

Photo: Grace Steenhagen/Iowa State Daily Chris Allen drives to the lane around Kansas State’s Martavious Irving with five minutes left in the game on Jan. 31. With Iowa State’s No. 4 ranking in the Big 12, Allen has helped the team maintain focus amid the high expectations.

You can’t get out of control, you can’t mess up for one second because if you do, that’s the end of your season. � Chris Allen “They’ve been great,� Hoiberg said about his players’ ability to handle NCAA Tournament talk. “They’ve really been focused since the conference season started. They come in every day really willing to learn from the things we didn’t do great the previous game. ... Our guys have done a good job with their focus, and I anticipate they’ll [continue to] do the same.� Forward Royce White has been fielding NCAA Tournament questions regarding the Cyclones’ tournament chances since media day on Oct. 12, 2011. He has not wavered in his confi-

dence of his team’s chances, and that continued Thursday at practice. “In my opinion, I think we should be in the NCAA Tournament anyway,� White said when asked about predictions. “I have incredible confidence in our team and coaching staff, and Iowa State as a university, so I think we should be in there anyway. [Wins against Kansas and Kansas State] helps because of the way they select it.� Hoiberg acknowledged after the Kansas State game that he was using a cliche, but he and his team have hammered home a “one game at a time� mantra since before the Big 12 season started. White used the phrase when asked if — with the wins piling up and talk increasing — goals are changing from just making the big dance to advancing through it. The sophomore said the focus is still just getting there, and letting the nature of the tournament take over. “I think that we know that if we

get to the tournament, it’s going to be a game by game thing,� White said. “We’re talented enough to play with anybody. The goal is to just win every game once you get there. Getting there is the hardest part, and staying focused on that. So I think that’s what we’re doing right now is staying focused on just getting there.� In the course of “getting there� this team has brought up memories of past tournaments for Allen. He said reminders of deep tournament runs with Michigan State sometimes catch him off guard. “I get flashes sometimes,� Allen said. “Like when I’m in the game and I remember something from Michigan State, I’m like ‘yeah, we’ve got to keep this pace, this is going to keep us rolling.’ That’s what I try to do when I get those feelings.� The effort to “get there� continues in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, when the Cyclones take on Oklahoma. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m.

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Lawsuit filed by Mickelson after harmful online posts By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Phil Mickelson filed a lawsuit against an Internet service provider in Canada to learn the identity of a person who has been posting “vexatious statements� that the four-time major champion says is a deliberate attack on his reputation. “I’m all for freedom of speech, but I won’t tolerate defamation,� Mickelson said Thursday after his first round in the Phoenix Open. In his lawsuit against Videotron S.E.N.C in Quebec, Mickelson cited comments posted on Yahoo! Sports in which one or more persons under the name “Fogroller� and “Longtitude� made statements that allege, among other things, that Mickelson’s wife had an affair and that he fathered an illegitimate child.

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Trap SPORT: Hockey DEFINITION: A defensive formation that is designed to prevent an offense from proceeding through the neutral zone to force turnovers. USE: The trap defense is commonly used in the NHL.

Schroll moves on after leaving Iowa By Dean.Berhow-Goll It has been more than a month since Jessica Schroll left the ISU women’s basketball team. After a win against Buffalo on Dec. 30, Schroll announced to the team in the locker room it was her last game as a Cyclone, and she was leaving the team. “She never really said anything to us until that game,� said ISU junior Chelsea Poppens. “Right after that game [against Buffalo] she said, ‘This is tough, but this is the last game that I’ll be playing,’ and she was gone the next day.� Although her teammates were sad Schroll had left, there’s not doubt they’ve moved on as a team. “She was one of my best friends here,� said senior guard Lauren Mansfield. “It’s hard, but you’ve got to move on. I guess it’s a better thing because we’re so busy playing games we don’t have time to think about it.� Schroll, a native of Midland, Mich., is now at Central Michigan. On Jan. 13, Central Michigan held a news conference where they announced Schroll’s arrival. “We are very pleased and happy to add Jess to our program,� said CMU coach Sue Guevara. “She brings instant experience due to playing against tough opponents in hostile arenas. I couldn’t be more pleased that Jess decided to come back home.� Schroll will have to sit out two semesters while at Central Michigan, leaving her only one semester of eligibility. She will be able to play during the

spring semester of the 2012-13 season. Growing up in Midland, only a short drive from where the Chippewas play, may have factored into her decision. “I think she likes being closer to her family,� Poppens said. “She really loves hanging with her family.� ISU coach Bill Fennelly addressed Schroll’s decision in a news conference on Jan. 2, just after she left the team. Fennelly said Schroll thought “she’d be happier at home� and that “we certainly wish her the best and appreciate her time and effort.� Fennelly has since declined to discuss the matter further. Another thing Poppens and Mansfield both said might have factored into her decision was that she might not have had the thick skin that it takes to deal with the pressure of playing at Iowa State. “Some people deal with it differently,� Mansfield said. “I think maybe she couldn’t deal with it anymore.� Poppens said that “some people just don’t have that mentality.� Schroll’s presence on the basketball court has been missed. She averaged 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 10 starts this season. Her presence as a teammate will be missed come senior night for Mansfield. “I’m sure on senior night when one of my best friends on the team isn’t there it’s going to be hard, but you have to move on,� Mansfield said. Even with being a Division I athlete and playing in the ever-competitive Big 12, Schroll said she is going to miss being a part of it. “I’m going to miss playing

Photo: Yue Wu/Iowa State Daily Guard Jessica Schroll moves the ball down the court during the exhibition game against Rockhurst on Nov. 6, 2011. Schroll has since left Iowa State to attend Central Michigan.

at Hilton,� Schroll said. “I’m going to miss the Hilton fans a lot, and I’m going to miss that atmosphere. The students that came to watch us play were great. ... I just think that it was a great place for me to play, but now I’m at Central Michigan, and I’m playing here.� Leaving right before the gauntlet of Big 12 play began was an “inconvenient time for [Schroll] to go,� Poppens said, but the entire team respects and supports her decision. “We had a team meeting and talked about it,� Mansfield said. “We said, ‘No, she’s going to do what’s best for her.’ And if that’s what was best for her, then that’s what she needs to do. So we completely understand and we support her with her decision.�


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Student speaks for the apes By Rebecca.Chamberlin


Hour after hour, Iowa State’s CyRide buses are packed, taking its riders all across Ames. It is not surprising to be passed by three or four in a 10 minute walk. Here on campus, though, one bus stands out from all the others, not because of how it looks, but because of what makes it run. After a semester getting settled into the new facility at the Bio Research Lab, the ISU BioBus club has come back hard at work producing fuel for CyRide bus No. 18. Using the Bio Research Lab’s state of the art lab facility, the club combines a solution of potassium and 10 gallons of methanol with 40 gallons of used vegetable oil. Last semester, the club produced a total of 80 gallons of biodiesel from the Union Drive Marketplace’s used vegetable oil. This semester, they hope to be producing 40 gallons per month. Biodiesel fuel is not only locally made but better for the environment. An average American car puts 300 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from a 15 gallon tank of gasoline. Biodiesel is naturally cycling. The plants used to create the vegetable oil take carbon from the air, and thus no new carbon is released into the air. When we pull fuel from the ground, it brings with it carbon that would have otherwise never been in our atmosphere. So next time you ride the bus, think about this, you are being powered by the leftovers from last Friday’s french fries.

“The Lorax,” a book published in 1971 by Dr. Seuss, is best remembered as a playful children’s story that introduced kids to the idea of sustainability. To Nicole Laurito, sophomore in animal ecology and anthropology, it was much more than that. The infamous line from the story “I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees!” became a mission statement for the club she pioneered last semester at Iowa State. Last summer Laurito went to Borneo, Indonesia, with a volunteer group put together by the Orangutan Foundation International. OFI was founded in 1971 by ecologist Birute Galdikas as a program to help sustain the Indonesian rainforest and the diverse species it plays host to, primarily the orangutan. Orangutans live in Borneo and Sumatra, two of the larger islands that make up Indonesia. Orangutans are endangered due to the deforestation of their natural habitat. In the ‘60s around 80 percent of Indonesia was covered in tropical rainforest. Over the course of the last 50 years, logging, palm-oil plantations and corporate expansion has reduced the forest cover to less than half that. “Most of the rainforests I visited were secondary growth rainforest, which was really depress-



Vegetable oil drives CyRide to move forward By Moriah.Morgan

Photos courtesy of Rebecca Chamberlin Nicole Laurito, sophomore in animal ecology and anthropology, volunteered in Borneo, Indonesia, this past summer to work with the Orangutan Foundation International.

ing. The trees were much smaller than primary growth rainforest and couldn’t support the orangutans,” Laurito said. The trip struck a chord with Laurito and inspired her to want to help after her return to the United States. “Seeing all the babies at the camp made us want to help them to grow up and be able to go out and live in the rainforest and have their own babies,” she said. This drive took form in a club she later decided to call “The Lorax Troop.” The club is entirely devoted to trying to conserve the rainforest in Indonesia with emphasis on the great apes that she had become so fond of. Laurito worked closely with Rainforest

Action Nation to brainstorm ideas to raise awareness. Her first move was to create a Facebook page to get the word out. To gain further prominence she put together a screening of the documentary “Green” at the Memorial Union. During World Rainforest Week, she sold T-shirts and handed out informational brochures on the issue. The money for the T-shirts went to buying an acre of primarygrowth rainforest in Indonesia. Laurito also developed a petition to try to get the company Cargill to switch to buying sustainable palm-oil from local Indonesian farmers. And she is not stopping there: The Lorax Troop is growing, and Laurito is

Photos courtesy of Rebecca Chamberlin Laurito watches an orangutan during her stay in Indonesia. She spent four weeks volunteering and now is trying to take action in the United States. She is working with Rainforest Action Nation.

working on other big projects for the near future. To learn more, visit The Lorax Troop’s page on Facebook.

Closets Collide hosts clothing swap

Transform old shirts into new accessories

By Taylor.Hilsabeck Got a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear? It is possible to help out your local community, save the environment and find an outfit for this weekend, all at once, when participating in Closets Collide. Keeping clothing out of landfills is a tremendous help to the environment. Community members can give clothing a second chance. Closets Collide is hosting it’s third annual clothing swap on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Howe Atrium. Closets Collide is an

By Meredith.Whitlock Everyone has those T-shirts that just sit in the back corner of your dresser and rarely ever get worn. Well, now you can put them to good use by reusing them to make everyday accessories, such as bracelets, headbands and even scarves. You will need scissors, a needle and thread. Cut up your T-shirt in even strips long enough to fit around your wrist or head and braid them together. If you can braid with more than three pieces the braid will be thicker. Next, stitch the end before starting to braid to make a secure end, then braid, fit your creation to the desired size and stitch up the end. I suggest making your creation a little on the tighter side because it will stretch as it gets worn. Finally put a small piece of extra cloth around the combined two ends to cover up all the sewing, and now you have a new cheap homemade accessory.


ISU student organization that promotes sustainability through clothing swap events and educates others through sustainable workshops. “These workshops will teach you other ways to use clothing to create and make usable and even fashionable items,” said Jennifer Sonner, president of the organization. The workshops are open from 1 to 4 p.m. during the swap and will be filled with crafts involving T-shirts, jeans pockets and more. Most of the crafts require little to no sewing. This week Closets Collide has been collecting clothing in the West

Photo courtesy of Closets Collide Closets Collide’s clothing swap gives students an opportunity to trade clothing with others and save clothes from landfills. It will also feature workshops on crafts that repurpose worn-out jeans and T-shirts.

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of the swap from 10 a.m. until noon. No money is exchanged, but each item of clothing donated results in a ticket to “purchase” an item at the

swap. To be considered for the swap, the clothing must be somewhat current, clean, not torn or worn heavily, and adult sizes only. Any leftover clothing is donated to local charities. “We want to ... keep the clothing donated by community members in the local communities to help those in need,” Sonner said. The excess clothing will be given to several homeless shelters, women’s and ACCESS shelters, and youth shelters throughout Ames, Ankeny, Nevada and Des Moines, Iowa.

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Today’s Birthday (02/03/12). Somehow, you don’t take things for granted anymore. Not resources, love or health. Enjoy them this year in the company of those you love most. It’s not about accumulating stuff but about higher ideals, values and principles. Carpe diem! To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- You’re dependable and do good work. Shift your routine around. Don’t get burned out to the point that you get sick. Take time for yourself.

Aries (March 21-April 19) -Today is a 6 -- Finish a job carefully. Slow and steady does it. Hurry and you might get to do it twice. Leave negative words unsaid; they can multiply. Silence is golden today.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- It’s not a good time to travel. Don’t issue orders. An assumption gets challenged. Release old limitations. Take it on faith.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Don’t let a minor disagreement mess up your plans. Compromise. Talk about money later. Get some post-holiday rest to stay healthy. Tea, soup and a movie could be nice.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Wander quietly through your imagination. Explore ice cream castles or travel deep into feathered canyons. Let your creativity run wild. Fairy tales can become real.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Refuse to be suppressed, yet wild impulsiveness could cause accidents, so balance it out. Stand up for your health by taking good care of yourself.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- You may be thinking about it too much, and that’s okay. Stay close to home and take it easy. Slow down. Silence can be a symphony of elegant understatement.

2. What was a gladiator armed with, in addition to a dagger and spear?

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- There are many opportunities for romance, but they require you to stop looking at your belly button. Don’t waste resources, either. Be creative.

3. What California city did the last Pony Express ride end in?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -Today is a 6 -- The waves threaten to rock your boat today. Strap yourself in, keep your eye on the horizon and sail on. Luckily, you’re good at this and love an adventure.

4. Who lost part of his ear to the teeth of Mike Tyson in 1997

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To see your just sayin’ here,

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Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 5 -- The timing’s not right so proceed later. Stay close to home. Have some compassion.

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A look back

State Gym through the ages

Photo courtesy of Special Collections Department/Iowa State University Library One of the many features of State Gym, when it was first built, was an ourdoors playing field. Students could play baseball or gather in the grass to watch the game unfold. This was just one of the offerings of the original building and the surrounding ground.

A past in athletics, student recreation By Kayla.Kienzle State Gym began construction in 1911 and was finished in 1913. The original cost was $150,000. According to reports, it took several tries to approve building the gymnasium. The Board of Trustees first addressed the need for a gymnasium in 1891. In 1903, a sum of $100,000 was requested to build the facility. It was, however decided more funds were needed. In 1908, the Board moved to ask the legislature for a gymnasium building, which would also be used as an auditorium and armory. In September 1911, funds were made available. Architects Proudfoot, Bird and Watson were asked to prepare construction drawings and specifications. On May 22, 1911, the ISC Student, then the ISU newspaper, reported construction was starting that day. The gym was to be completed in the fall of 1912. “In all probability the basketball games of 1912 will be played in the new building,” the 1911 Board of Trustees stated. The original 90x290 foot building included a regulation swimming pool, handball courts, two locker rooms and an indoor track. According to reports and minutes, “All in all, [Iowa State College] will have the largest and best equipped gym in the state when it is completed.” The gym was ready for use in the spring of 1913. It was not until fall that the swimming pool was ready for use, according to an article in the ISC Student in October 1913. In December 1915, a cinder track was installed on the ground level floor.

I didn’t go there to workout very much, but my friends and I really respected the traditions and history that went with the gym.” - Alumna Amy Upah The gym also added other features. In the fall of 1918, the gym became the dining hall for the army recruits on campus. Through the years, the gym continued to serve multiple purposes. Two weeks after it was a dining hall, it became a hospital during an influenza epidemic. The gym was to be restored to its earlier condition in 1919. Changes and repairs were made over the years; especially significant were new exterior stairs. A fire in November 1962 resulted in a loss of $8,500 for building repairs and between $8,000 and $9,000 for equipment, according to past reports. A renovation project began in 1967 to restore the facilities. A new track was installed and improvements were made in locker and rest rooms. The renovations of 1967 were the last major construction and improvement projects. State Gym has had a historical presence on Iowa State’s campus for many years. Although it has not always been the main gymnasium, generations of students have stepped into the building. “I didn’t go there to workout very much, but my friends and I really respected the traditions and history that went with the gym. During my time, it was more athletes’ territory. The basketball teams were still practicing there,” said alumna Amy Upah. With the new improvements, State Gym, will continue to be a landmark on the Iowa State’s campus.

Photo courtesy of Special Collections Department/Iowa State University Library The original State Gym had a swimming pool for students to exercise. Here students pose around the edge of the pool before diving in for swim.

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Photo courtesy of Special Collections Department/Iowa State University Library The original 1911 design for State Gym, by architects Proudfoot, Bird and Watson, featured noticeable deviations from the final design. The gymnasium was finished in 1913 after several redesigns.





Photo courtesy of Special Collections Department/Iowa State University Library The main floor of State Gym had many uses over the years, including a handball courts, an indoor track, a dining hall and a hospital during an influenza epidemic.

From start to finish: breaking down State Gym’s renovation By Kayla.Kienzle Iowa State first proposed the Facilities Expansion and Renovation project in 2006. “The project’s goal was to expand recreation offering,” according to the Division of Student Affairs. Renovations were to occur in State Gym and Beyer Hall as well as the installation of air conditioning in Lied Recreation Center. According to a Board of Regents’ report docket, the estimated cost of facilities expansion and renovation was $55 million. According to student assessment surveys from 2008, 49 percent said the University should make the development of new facilities a high priority and 39 percent indicated developments were of medium priority. 54 percent of respondents indicated that improvements needed to be made on the west side of campus. In February 2008, the student body voted on the renovation project; the referendum passed with 52.1 percent voting for the project. According to the Division of Student Affairs, RDG Planning & Design was hired as project architect in July 2008. In the following September, the Special Student Fee and Committee approved a recreation fee of $40.00 per student to fund the project. The Board of Regents later approved financing of the project through two series of 25-year bonds and student fees. After RDG Planning & Design presented schematic designs and drawings to the Government of the Student Body, the Iowa State

Daily, the public at a town hall meeting and the Board of Regents, who officially approved the design and budget. In April of 2009, the project moved into the design and development phase. In spring 2010, construction of the State Gym renovation and expansion began. The gym was set to open in fall of 2011, but was pushed back a semester due to a setback. “The major [one] was the inability to obtain needed materials to complete the exterior of the facility,” said Michael Giles, director of Recreation Services. On Jan. 9, 2012, the renovated State Gym finally opened to Iowa State.

Then and now 1913: • 1 Regulation swimming pool • Handball courts • 2 locker rooms • Indoor track 2012: • 125 new pieces of weight training and cardio equipment • 1 recreational pool • 2 indoor jogging tracks • 5 basketball courts • 40-foot climbing wall • 1 smoothie bar

Super Bowl XLVI

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The biggest game of the year

Super Bowl When: Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. What: Super Bowl XLVI, New England Patriots vs. New York Giants Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis TV: NBC Photo: Matt Slocum/The Associated Press In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, football fans pose for photos in front of the Super Bowl XLVI logo on Monument Circle, Wednesday in Indianapolis. The New England Patriots are scheduled to face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday.

Ah, Super Bowl Sunday. The unofficial national holiday brings friends and family together to watch a (usually bad) game and laugh at commercials companies spent way too much to produce. We love those ads, usually because they’re either racy or funny. We love to poke fun at the awful halftime acts. Although this year, we won’t be watching , because Madonna stopped being cool before we were born. At the end of the day, as sports fans, we love

to watch the game. Despite all the hype and attention that the two weeks leading up to the game have, the game itself is what brings us to the table. Watching the game, though, can be tricky. If you’re watching with a big group of people like we will, there’s some things to avoid. If you’ve ever watched a game with a group of friends, almost always there’s the one kid who either has his favorite team in the game, or is taking the game way too seriously.

The Super Bowl is meant to be fun, because most of us watching don’t have a rooting interest. We’re football fans who want to watch the biggest game of the year. This year’s installment of the game isn’t exactly the matchup we wanted. Much like this year’s national championship game, rematches aren’t that interesting because we’ve seen it before. We do want to see if we picked the right team (Patriots) to win, or if Eli Manning gets

his second ring. We’ll watch because it’s football. We’ll watch because we love the game.

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Owners promise peace to end NFL labor war


Which team do you think will win the Super Bowl?

By Jim Litke The Associated Press The NFL season began on time largely because of Robert Kraft and John Mara. So there’s no more fitting way to end it than the two of them facing off for the game’s biggest prize. The owners of the New England Patriots and New York Giants were instrumental in ending a long labor war that threatened to cancel what turned out to be, by nearly every measure, the NFL’s most successful season. Both men have also held the Super Bowl trophy aloft; Kraft three times and Mara once, in 2007, at the expense of his fellow owner. But the similarities between the two pretty much begin and end there. When Kraft begins a story, it’s liable to end up anywhere. When Mara does, he gets straight to the point. Almost two decades after buying the Patriots and transforming them into one of the most successful franchises in any sport, many of the things about the life of an owner — especially the celebrity — still seem fresh to the 70-yearold Kraft. So when a reporter from London asks about the growing popularity of his team overseas, Kraft notes that America’s original “patriots” were transplanted Englishmen, offers a few suggestions how to widen the fan base over there and then ends with this little gem: “And one of my favorite friends, Sir Elton John, is very excited about us being back in the Super Bowl.” For Mara, 57, a man of many fewer words, the job seems second nature. Small wonder. He was groomed for the role since birth and inherited it when his father, Wellington, died in 2005. The family’s roots stretch back to the founding of the franchise in 1925, when his grandfather, Tim, a New York bookmaker, plunked down somewhere between $500 and $2,500 and gambled on the viability of the then-5-year-old NFL. “I’m not necessarily happy to be playing Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, I’ll tell you that,” Mara said. “But yeah, I’m very happy for Bob. He put his heart and soul into those negotiations during a very difficult time. The success they’ve had is

Matthew Tuggle Junior kinesiology and health “Giants, because they are always in the hotseat.”

Photo: Mark Humphrey/The Associated Press New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field during practice on Wednesday in Indianapolis. The Patriots are scheduled to face the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday.

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well-deserved.” A “difficult time” doesn’t tell the half of it. Agreement on a new 10-year labor deal came barely a week after Kraft buried his wife of 48 years, Myra, after a battle with cancer. For much of that time, Kraft shuttled back and forth between her hospital bed and the bargaining table, largely because, like Mara, he was one of the few owners the players felt they could trust. “They saved me,” Kraft said, gesturing back over his shoulder at the Patriots players on every side of him.


Lauren Heath Sophomore pre-business “Giants, because it’s my boyfriend’s side, and I believe him.”

John McMillin Freshman pre-graphic design “Giants, because I like them.”

Derek Young Junior mathematics

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“I want Giants to win, but I think Patriots will.”


Bart Dobson Program coordinator in facilities planning and management “Patriots. they are better”

Coreen Robinson Feshman pre-journalism and mass communication. “Patriots. I like them”.


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Photo courtesy of Keith Allison/Flickr Tom Brady prepares to pass the ball to another player.

Tom Brady • • • • • • • •

6-foot-4, 225 pounds Age: 34 (12th season) College: Michigan Three-time Super Bowl champion Only quarterback to start and win three Super Bowls before his 28th birthday. Two-time Super Bowl MVP 2011 stats: 401-611 pass comp. (65.6 pct), 5,235 pass yds, 39 TD, 12 INT, 105.6 QB rating Career stats: 3,397-5,321 pass comp. (63.8 pct), 39,979 pass yds, 300 TD, 115 INT, 96.4 QB rating

Photo courtesy of Mike L Photo’s/Flickr Eli Manning gets ready to pass the ball but not before he analysizes the field.

Eli Manning • • • • • • • • •

6-foot-4, 218 pounds Age: 31 (8th season) College: Mississippi Two-time Pro Bowler One-time Super Bowl champion (XLII) One-time Super Bowl MVP (XLII) Most road playoff wins by a quarterback in NFL history: 5 2011 stats: 359-589 pass comp. (61.0 pct), 4,933 pass yds, 29 TD, 16 INT, 92.9 QB rating Career stats: 2,291-3,921 (58.4 pct), 27,579 pass yds, 185 TD, 129 INT, 82.1 QB rating


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