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Program first ever to achieve 1,000 wins By Jake Calhoun Daily Staff Writer The ISU wrestling team became the first collegiate wrestling program in the nation to reach 1,000 all-time dual victories with its victory over Arizona State, 30–10, Sunday in Tempe, Ariz. The Cyclones captured seven victories of the dual meet’s 10 matches against the Sun Devils, nabbing one fall, one technical fall, a major decision and a win by forfeit in four of the seven victories. “It’s something special to be a part of as a senior,” said Jake Varner, who won by forfeit to improve his career record to 112–10 at Iowa State. “A thousand wins in dual meet competition is pretty impressive, and to be a part of that is kind of a special thing.” Iowa State (11–2, 2–0 Big 12) began the dual with the marquee match, pitting fifth-ranked Andrew Long against third-ranked Anthony Robles. Long recorded two takedowns, a two-point nearfall and three-point nearfall within the first two periods to take a 10–3 lead heading into the third period. Robles chose to start from the top position to begin the third period, never letting Long out of his grip to record three three-point nearfalls to stage the comefrom-behind victory over Long by a decision of 12–10. “He’s right where he needs to be,” first-year ISU coach Kevin Jackson said of his 125-pounder. “[Robles] is a special kid. He’s an expert in a couple things that he does, and unfortunately Andrew allowed him to catch his wrists and once [Robles] gets control of your wrists, he can score a lot of points and he can turn you because that’s what he does and that’s what he does best. What’s most important is that Andrew realized what he would need to do to beat [Robles] and I think he recognizes that now.” Long suffered his fifth loss of the season by the three different wrestlers.



Search for the missing Disappearances of people produce various reactions By Sarah Haas Daily Staff Writer Although authorities have released relatively little information about Jon Lacina, the ISU community has kept him in its thoughts. “Any time a situation like this happens, it sends certain shock waves through a community,” said Jeffery K. Ellens, ISU Student Counseling Service staff psychologist. “Situations like these are difficult to cope with, difficult to resolve in one’s mind because we don’t have much information to go on.” He encourages people to find support in family and friends. “It’s healthy to have support and talk about how you’re feeling,” Ellens said. Yet there are a number of other activities that can help to cope, and peoples’ stress mechanisms vary

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Megan Phelan, left, junior in elementary education, and Lacie Corsaut, junior in elementary education, hold candles at the vigil for Jon Lacina on Thursday at the Campanile. Attendance peaked at more than a dozen students who held a moment of silence and shared prayers for the missing student. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

Multiple systems in place to ensure people are found By Jenna Nikkel Daily Correspondent

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Since the search for missing ISU student Jon Lacina began Jan. 30, law enforcement members have not paused in their investigation. They took action immediately after Lacina’s father reported him missing. Shortly after the report was taken, an ISU emergency alert was sent to all students, asking them to contact the ISU Police Department with any information. This speedy response is not always the case in incidences of missing adults. According to an article from the Minnesota House of Representatives, Brian and Annette Swanson, as well as Dale and Sally Zamlen, said they were shocked by the lack of immediate action taken by police when they reported their sons missing. While driving early in the morning of May 14, 2008, Brandon Swanson, of Minnesota, got stuck in a ditch. He called his parents for help, but never received it. While his parents were on their way to help,

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Three-hundred-thirty-two people are currently listed as missing on the Missing Persons Information Clearinghouse in Iowa. The Amber Alert stands for America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response. It is designed to alert the public when a child has been abducted and is in danger. The Wireless Amber Alert program works with law enforcement, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and wireless carriers to provide free text alerts when an Amber Alert is issued. Some counties and states partner with A Child is Missing Alert program to set up an alert system that can make a thousand calls per minute. Some states, like Ohio, have missing adult alerts, similar to an Amber Alert, for senior citizens and mentally impaired persons. In alerts like these, actions are taken to contact media outlets statewide, alert truckers and post relevant information on electronic billboards, as well as other procedures. Not all states have a missing adult alert, including Iowa.





Code Adam is an alert used in businesses, shopping malls and many other establishments. If a child is reported missing in a store, for example, a Code Adam is announced over the loud speaker. It includes the description of the child and what he or she is currently wearing. If child is not found within 10 minutes, the police are called. U.S. Senate bill S.1301 — A Child is Missing Alert and Recovery Center Act — is being reviewed by a committee right now. The bill requests the Attorney General to give funding through a grant to the A Child is Missing Alert and Recovery Center. A Silver Alert works much like an Amber Alert, only it is used in relation to individuals, particularly the elderly, with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive diseases. Congressman Tom Latham, R-Iowa, worked to promote the Silver Alert program in Washington and tried securing grants for the program. The National Center for Missing Adults is the national clearinghouse. It was established as such in October 2000 by Kristen’s Law.

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Variety Show

CyRide receives funding, overhaul

Performers entice gathered crowd

By Allison Suesse Daily Staff Writer The city of Ames capital improvement plan features more “aggressive” updates this year for the CyRide bus system as a result of a 27 percent ridership increase, said Sheri Kyras, CyRide director of transit. These updates are made possible by federal grant money, ISU monetary support and the city of Ames. Each year, CyRide receives grant money from the federal government. This year CyRide received about $18.5 million that will be used over the next five years and fund seven expenditures. Proposed improvements would not be possible without federal aid, though the city of Ames will be funding a total of $3,661,238 and Iowa State will be funding a total of $800,000 from student fees over the next five years. City manager Steve Schainker noted that the city’s proposal for the capital improvements plan was based on the

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By Abigail Barefoot Daily Staff Writer Laughter and excitement filled the Great Hall in the Memorial Union this weekend as Variety Show 2010: Living the Lyrics hosted its semi-finals. Varieties second cuts were the first performances opened to the general public. The show featured many ISU students. The first cuts were closed to the public and served as a trial run to help decide which group would perform on which night. The show was split up into two groups, with half the performances Friday and the other half competing Sunday. Each night held two showings of the performance. This year many different talents, including singing, dancing from the Iowa State Swing Club and a saxophone group, were showcased. The show was broken up into two categories. First there were greek variety skits, which were 20-minute mini-musicals that the students wrote, choreographed and performed themselves. The second group was the vignette groups, which consisted of soloists and smaller groups showing off their wide range of talents. Addie Hillmer, freshman in animal ecology, watched Varieties for the first time. “I absolutely loved it,” Hillmer said.

Chaos in Candyland performs its skit for the greek varieties show Friday. Photo: Karuna Ang/Iowa State Daily

The crowds at the Sunday show seemed to agree with Hillmer, with many of the audience members laughing and applauding throughout the show. The Great Hall was filled with parents, friends and people there just to support the various performers. For Hillmer and her friends, the swing dancing vignette was their favorite part of the show.

“The swing dancing was amazing,” Hillmer said. “I wish I could just throw people in the air like that.” Hillmer plans on going to finals as well, after enjoying the semi-finals. Winners were announced after Sunday’s 5 p.m. show. The groups were Chaos in Candyland, Sibling Smackdown and Camp Ottowatta Be Here. These winners will move on to finals in two weeks and compete for a

chance to have a spot in next year’s Varieties, as well as bragging rights. If you missed the excitement, finals will be held Feb. 19 and 20. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for the general public, with a price increase of $1 the day of the show. Tickets are general admission and will be available through the Maintenance Shop box office or by phone at 515-294-8349.

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tea and conversation. Mark your calendar from noon–1 p.m. every Tuesday this month and enjoy the Farm House in a whole new way. After tea, all are welcome to join in a guided tour that will highlight different topics each week, including Victorian music and entertainment, women’s work through the years, Victorian dining and more. Reservations not required.

Houston Breshears, Juliana Breshears, 6, and William Breshears, 10, all of Ames, race on the snow hill of Veenker Memorial Golf Course near University Village on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Jay Bai/Iowa State Daily

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Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union Description: Ed Schafer, former governor of North


Dakota and 29th Secretary of Agriculture, will present “Innovation in Global Agriculture in the 21st Century.” Schafer’s visit is sponsored by the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative creates a broad understanding of entrepreneurship among faculty and students, provides educational experiences to develop students’ entrepreneurial skills and increases interaction between students, faculty and agricultural entrepreneurs.

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Jan. 31 Hao Yu, 19, 705 Maple Hall, was arrested for public

intoxication and underage possession of alcohol, reference an incident that occurred Jan. 29. He was subsequently released on citation. (reported at 5:12 p.m.) Feb. 1 Crystal Bustamante, 18, 128 Hickory Drive, was arrested and charged with burglary of a motor vehicle in the third degree and theft in the fifth degree. (reported

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at 1 p.m.) Nicholas Haltom, 22, of St. Anthony, was arrested and charged with theft in the fourth degree. (reported at 9 p.m.) Tony Moore, 28, 3905 Tripp St. unit 11, was arrested and charged with driving under revocation and possession of a controlled substance. (reported at 2:01 a.m.) Brian Smith, 41, of Nevada, was arrested

and charged with driving while barred. (reported at 4:20 p.m.) Jennifer Stoeffler, 21, of Nevada, was arrested and charged with theft in the fourth degree. (reported at 8:10 p.m.) Vehicles driven by Michele Beattie and Gene Richardson were involved in a property damage collision. (reported at 3:45 p.m.) Vehicles driven by

William Nesbit and Beau Blankenship were involved in a property damage collision. (reported at 3:48 p.m.) A resident reported a possible fraud. (reported at 3:52 p.m.) A resident reported receiving a forged check. (reported at 8:10 p.m.)

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Pot-head tries bribing his way out of urine test GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A pot-smoking parolee in Colorado faces criminal charges for allegedly offering a cash bribe to try to pass a drug test. Police said a 34-year-old man tried Jan. 3 to bribe a state worker to allow him to use a device called a “Whizzinator” to pass a drug test he had to take while on parole. The man allegedly said he had a medical marijuana card, though officials couldn’t confirm whether that was true. State lawmakers are currently weighing new marijuana rules that would prevent people on parole from having the cards. Prosecutors said the man offered a state worker $300 after the worker found him with the “Whizzinator,” a device of tubing and heater packs attached to a prosthetic penis sold to cheat drug tests. An arrest warrant affidavit reported by The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel on Thursday said a caseworker became suspicious about his urine sample after he tried to block the worker’s view while he was providing his sample. When asked to raise his shirt and lower his pants, the man was seen wearing the “Whizzinator.” The man now faces felony bribery charges and is being held in the Mesa County Jail.


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his cell phone connection went dead at 3:10 a.m. No one has heard from Swanson since. The sometimes-slow response of officials has spurred the development of more detailed missing person laws, like Brandon’s Law in Minnesota. Brandon’s Law mandates Minnesota law enforcement to immediately start investigating when a person is reported missing, no matter the person’s age. This means verifying if the person is actually missing and whether he or she is in a dangerous situation. Minnesota is one of a few states with a law specifically designed to increase the response of authorities in missing adult cases. Iowa is not included in those few, but the state has many protocols in place for those who go missing. All 50 states operate an online information clearinghouse for missing persons. This clearinghouse serves as a centralized place to inform the public about missing person cases. “We post photos, when available, to help with identification,” said Linda Mason of Iowa’s Missing Person Information Clearinghouse. “A news release is posted weekly, listing missing and located persons since the last release.” Every time someone reports a person missing to local law enforcement, it is entered into the National Crime Information Center. The NCIC is a national computer system that provides access for law enforcement agencies to share information on missing persons, as well as information on different crimes. Information posted on the NCIC is soon re-posted on Iowa’s MPIC. “In Iowa, the public can report a missing person to local law enforcement,” said Kevin Winker, assistant director of Iowa’s Division of Criminal Investigation. “When that information is entered into NCIC, that is covered and sent to whoever is working at the time.” An average of eight to 10 people are reported missing every day in Iowa, Mason said. To stay updated on new posts, visitors may register for a daily e-mail notification on the Web site. “Some people are reported missing and found the same day,” Mason said. “So they might not show up in the e-mail notification if found a few hours later.” Mason said the clearinghouse provides a contact for someone with a lead regarding a certain case. It also gives instructions on the proper way of reporting a tip to authorities. “Occasionally, I receive tips or leads from the general public. Whether it be a missing adult or child, I pass the leads to the originating agency,” Mason said. Chapter 694 of Iowa Code requires missing person reports taken by local law enforcement be posted on the clearinghouse for the public to see. While chapter 694 lays out general guidelines of who can be considered a missing person, it does not spell out specific protocol law enforcement should follow when handling such a case. “Generally speaking, law enforcement in Iowa is good in dealing with these situations. When they learn of a missing person, they take the appropriate steps in locating that missing person,” Kevin Winker said. “There is no requirement in Iowa for local law enforcement to contact the Division of Criminal Investigation, but that doesn’t mean an immediate investigation has not been initiated.” Iflocal officials feel they need


widely. Some people find relief in exercising, eating well, getting good rest and being aware of how much alcohol they’re drinking. “We want people to avoid feeling like there is only one way for people to react to a situation like this. It’s important to remember that people cope differently,” he said. There is no hierarchy of coping mechanisms. For students who feel like it’s particularly distressing, counseling service offers free clinical services. “The unknowns can be stressful, but most of the time we learn how to cope effectively,” Ellens said, “But we as a community can continue to support the family and Jon’s friends.”

additional guidance in a missing person’s case, the DCI follows specific protocol, Winker said. First, they conduct a conference call formally known as a missing persons search and rescue joint notification process. The call involves a number of experts including the following: Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Patrol communications, local law enforcement, a staff operations officer for homeland security, a search and rescue specialist, a DCI duty officer and generally a county emergency management agency coordinator. “Other people can be added on this conference call if needed, depending on the nature of the situation they’re dealing with,” Winker said. “The whole point is to quickly assess the nature of the situation and what assistance may be needed at the local level.” The DCI was contacted in Lacina’s case. A day after the search began, a DCI duty officer was in Ames assisting the search and rescue specialist. Winker said this officer has been trained

in the search management function. While law enforcement officials use several facets of investigation to search for Lacina, spreading the word of his disappearance continues to be very important. The ISU emergency alert system made for a speedy process of notifying students and staff. Those registered for the alerts received phone calls and text messages informing them to contact police with information. Had the same situation taken place in a different town, not near a university, telling the public may have taken substantially longer. The state of Iowa has an alert system similar to Iowa State’s for missing children, but not adults. When an Amber Alert is issued across the state, those registered to receive text alerts will be immediately notified. A great deal of investigation occurs in missing adult cases, informing the public of such a disappearance may take much longer depending on the town and if it has an alert system in place.

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amount of capital available. “You have to decide how much money will be available this year to cover the capital improvements,” Schainker said. In the case of the transit system, Schainker noted that the proposal was also based on how much federal and state funds are available to the city for the year, and the decision on what will be funded is based on need. This year, CyRide has expressed a need for improvements on bus stops, vehicle replacements and expansion of CyRide headquarters, among other expenditures that are scheduled to receive maintenance between 2011–’15. Kyras noted that the proposals for improvements were based on the improvements staff’s “need to implement in the next five years in order to efficiently operate CyRide.” A few years ago, CyRide analyzed the bus stops both on and off campus to determine the need for improvements, including constructing concrete pads at the stops, setting up benches and shelters or lighting installation. One criterion used to determine which bus stops will be revamped included “the number of riders boarding at that location,” Kyras said. “Another criteria was if there was any shelter nearby.” The capital improvements plan also includ-

ed plans to purchase new CyRide buses this year. “CyRide has the 14th-oldest urban bus system in the nation,” Kyras said. “And we have over 800 transit systems around the nation.” The federal funding CyRide received for the current capital improvements period will allow for the purchase of $2 million worth of new buses in 2010. CyRide depends on federal grants to fund 83 percent of these purchases. Adding new buses to the fleet also poses issues for the streets in Ames. Included in the capital improvements plan is a proposal to rebuild a portion of various CyRide routes that have deteriorated over the years. “Originally, CyRide had smaller buses that didn’t weigh as much and didn’t create as much wear and tear on the streets, and now we’ve transitioned to the larger vehicles which are heavier and do create more damage on the streets,” Kyras said. John Joiner, director of public works, added that some of the older streets in Ames “weren’t designed for the buses.” Certain routes are deteriorating faster and need thicker pavement. This year, starting in the spring after ISU students are dismissed for break, the city of Ames will pursue full replacement projects on Ontario Street, Ash Avenue and Knapp Street. The improvements will take 12–15 weeks. Joiner said the contractors are under a tight contract to complete the improvements before students begin to return for fall semester.


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New law could allow diverse beer creations

Iowa wineries blossom

Olde Main Brewing Co., 316 Main St., is helping push for a change in Iowa’s definition of beer. Currently, beer that is more than 5 percent alcohol by weight — or 6.2 percent alcohol by volume — is classified as liquor. “It has to go through the state liquor board,” said Jeff Irvin, head brewer at Olde Main. Because of the definition, breweries like Olde Main aren’t allowed to produce beers with alcohol above that mark, such as imperial pilsners, imperial stouts, barley wines and double bocks. However, out-of-state breweries can export these beers to Iowa and sell them — a market from which Iowa’s breweries are excluded. “Legally I’m not allowed to produce it, and that puts us at an economic disadvantage,” Irvin said. SF 2091, introduced to the Iowa Senate last Tuesday, would allow breweries to create and sell beer up to 12 percent alcohol by weight. “If it gets passed, it allows us to brew 30 percent of the beer styles that we’re not allowed to brew right now,” Irvin said. The Iowa Brewer’s Guild has advocated for the bill, and Olde Main has used its blog and Twitter pages to raise awareness of the issue. “We’re trying to use some of that social media to get people excited about it,” Irvin said. If the bill passes, though, Irvin cautions Olde Main fans not to get too excited — the new beer will take time to perfect and produce. “It’d be a couple months before I’d feel ready,” he said.

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Alumni contribute to Central Iowa wine industry’s development By Micaela Cashman Daily Staff Writer Central Iowa’s growing wine industry is due in part to several ISU alumni. Tim Clark and Matt Nissen, managers of Prairie Moon Winery in Ames, 3801 West 190th St., both graduated from Iowa State, though they received degrees in different areas. Clark earned a degree in horticulture and later got a master’s degree in agricultural education. He explained that he became interested in wine when he worked in a Michigan grocery store in the wine department. “I loved wine, and I thought it was a great thing for the state of Iowa,” Clark said. He moved back to Iowa and began planting vines for Prairie Moon Winery in 2000. The winery has been open since August 2006. According to Nissen, whose parents own the winery, the business started out as a hobby. “My dad grew grapes one year and decided to keep going,” he said. “It was one of those things where a hobby turned into an idea, which turned into a business.” Nissen, who earned his degree from Iowa State in hospitality management, said he decided to join in his parents’ winery business because he thought it was a good opportunity. “I thought it would be good to see it start from the ground,” Nissen said. “I did everything when we first started out, like planting the first vines and distributing our wine.” The hobby-turned-business currently sells its wine to 80 places across the state. Those places include grocery stores, liquor stores and some local specialty shops. Prairie Moon Winery is currently the only winery in Iowa making ice wine. “It’s when you leave the grapes on the vines until the temperature drops to around 13 degrees Fahrenheit,” Clark said. “It’s a risky process to grow in this climate because we can lose quite a

Matt Nissen, winemaker and manager at the Prairie Moon Winery, stands near an aging container in the winery’s processing room. Photo: Rashah McChesney/Iowa State Daily

bit of grapes.” Nissen added that many of their vines are organic. “All of them were at one point,” he said, but problems with beetles forced them to change their practices. “We try to be as organic as we can, but we can’t jeopardize our crops,” Nissen said. “We use sustainable practices. We recycle all excess skins and stems.” Another major part of Prairie Moon Winery are the events that take place there. Each Sunday during the summer, the winery hosts live music events for the public. The summer also brings many weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and showers. Throughout the year, the winery hosts events, such as corporate business meetings and ISU department functions. For example, they are preparing to host a banquet for agriculture education majors. Rob Secor, who graduated from Iowa State in 2008, is currently working on founding and building his own winery in Fort Dodge, just 70 miles northwest of Ames. While pursuing a degree in horticulture, Secor and his father, who already owned a farm, explored horticultural and agricultural pos-

Prairie Moon Winery creates many varieties, including Iowa’s only ice wine. Some of the varieties are organic, and all wines are produced using sustainable practices. Photo: Rashah McChesney/Iowa State Daily

sibilities. “We saw a budding wine industry [in Iowa],” he said. Secor explained that his family farm had “tons of land, and we were ready to diversify.” They were also trying to get out of a shrinking hog industry. While at Iowa State, Secor said he applies what he learned about vine varieties to planting in Iowa climate and continues to learn. “The vines for Iowa’s climate are much more cold-tolerant than


Census offers students short-term jobs Apply:

By Kyle Peterson Daily Staff Writer

Jeff “Puff” Irvin Head Brewer, Olde Main Brewing Co., 316 Main St.

1. Graduated with a degree in biology from Iowa State before attending the UC Davis Master Brewers Program. 2. Says that making beer takes “a lot of nerdy science,” but that there’s an art form to it as well. “To make everything work right you need to use both of those disciplines.” 3. Loves James Bond movies. 4. Has created about 50 different styles of beer so far. 5. And says his beers are like his children — he doesn’t have a favorite and loves each of them equally. 6. His favorite book is “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.” 7. Describes Iowa’s beer culture as fantastic and still growing. 8. Is responsible for everything from manufacturing, packaging and maintenance to laboratory work, engineering and quality control. 9. Calls Primus his favorite band. 10. Says when starting a brewery, “every day is a new challenge.”

Students have been historically one of the most difficult groups for a census to count, in part because they’re always on the move, but also because they don’t always know where they should call home. “Many of them think of home as where they should be counted, or they don’t understand the importance of the census count in the community that they live in or go to school in,” said Bill Andrews, manager of the local census office. “An excellent example of this is Ames, Iowa.” To make sure every community member is counted, the census bureau will have on-campus census questionnaire assistance and will go door-to-door to follow up on unreturned census forms. In order to get all of this accomplished, the local census office will be hiring — at $11.75 an hour, plus 50 cents a mile reimbursement for any mileage incurred. To do the job on campus, the census is recruiting students. “We like to hire people to work where they live,” Andrews said. The census will hire about 1.1 million temporary workers nationwide, and about 5,000 in Iowa, said Rich Gerdes, assistant regional cen-

The United States Census office in Ames is seen preparing for census day on April 1, 2000. Hiring for the 2010 census is ramping up now and positions for students are available. File photo: Iowa State Daily

sus manager at the Kansas City bureau. “Probably in Story County in general we’ll be hiring somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 people,” Andrews said. “People can work from five to 40 hours a week depending on the operation we’re doing.” “There are about half a dozen operations that will go on between now and the end of August,” Andrews said. In communities where post office boxes are the main delivery

method of mail, teams of workers will go door to door with forms. “We’ll take roughly 400 people to go out in these communities in small teams,” Andrews said. “They will take a census questionnaire to every house in that county.” In Ames, census-takers will blitz student housing during the last week in April, in order to follow up on mailed census forms that have not been returned. “We’re going to mail this out and [students] will probably be going on

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Proper career fair preparation By Leslie Millard Daily Staff Writer The Career Fair comes but twice a year. With these limited opportunities, it is the student’s job to use their time wisely when at the fair. Planning ahead is your best bet to come out of the Career Fair feeling successful. “The best way to prepare beforehand is to get an idea of the companies [the students] would like to visit with,” said Tammy Stegman, a career coordinator for the College of Business. With over 200 booths, it is imperative that you come into the Career Fair knowing what companies you would like to talk to and where they are located. Stegman said students can prepare by utilizing ISU Career

Management Services before going to the fair. You should research each of the companies you plan to meet with. When you are talking to a company, you should not ask what they do — this is the information you should already know. A company will remember you more if you express your interest and ask good questions, Stegman said. Along with being mentally prepared, you also need to be physically prepared for the Career Fair. Stegman suggests bringing “notes on the companies that you are visiting, a pad folio with resumes and a working pen.” It is important to bring multiple copies of your resume to the Career Fair because you

should have the goal of talking to many companies. Stegman explained a student’s goal should be to create connections and network rather than to walk out of the fair with an internship or job. The Career Fair is a place to make connections and network, not a place to show off your fashion sense. “Bring your most professional self to the Career Fair,” Stegman explained. Some good suggestions for wardrobe are suits, dress pants with a button-down shirt, dress shoes and, for men, ties are a must. Also make sure that your colors coordinate and are muted. “You don’t want to stand out for the crazy clothes you wear,” Stegman said. It is important to be remem-

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Utilize your internship experiences By Sarah Binder Daily Staff Writer We all know internships are important. They fill out resumes, give experience and for many majors, they’re an expectation for graduation. But they can be much more than just another requirement to fulfill; they can have a real impact on your life. Internships offer opportunities to travel and try new things, to learn about yourself while learning about your field. They could even pave the way to your future career. “Internships are becoming a feeder system for full-time job offers,” said Mike Gaul, director of Career Services for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Here’s how to make sure your internship isn’t just another few required credits. Get involved: Involvement in clubs and professional organizations fill out your resume and give you meaningful experiences — and a practical advantage. “You’re going to have a hard time connecting to someone in interviews if you don’t have any relevant experiences to talk about,” said Rob Mayer, senior in industrial engineering who is interning at NASA this semester. In addition to the hundreds of clubs available on campus, most careers have related professional organizations at the campus, state and national levels. Explore all the options: While Career Fairs and ISU Career Management Services are vital to any student’s job hunt, students have also found opportunities through their Career Services departments, on the AccessPlus job board and by networking within their organizations. Use all of the resources available to have a comprehensive job search. Do your homework: Students should go into career fairs with a “one-minute commercial,” said Steve Kravinsky, director of Career Services

sen didn’t have those skills at the time, she got the job. She said learning new things and getting to use them on the job was one of the most rewarding parts of her internship. Also, apply early. While it’s certainly not too late to score a great internship, Gaul said a major trend is companies hiring earlier and earlier. “Be desperate”: “Take anything you can — especially in this climate. Don’t discount anything,” Hrubes said. Any internship is an opportunity. Even the smallest companies have connections. Put your foot in the door. Be willing to take risks: Moving to Brazil for a semester delayed Hrubes’ graduation, but he said it was worth it to gain the experience. Mayer took a 30 percent pay cut to work for NASA, but he said it was “a pretty fair trade-off” to work for his dream company. Do your homework, again: Once you’ve landed the internship, you have to take more time to think about what you want to gain. “Have a set of objectives before you go in,” Hrubes said. Your supervisor may ask you on the first day what you want to get out of your internship. If you have a clear list prepared, you’re more likely to have an experience that fits your definition of “rewarding.” Extra Credit — Try Something new: “Don’t take the same internship over and over,” Hrubes said. If you have time to do multiple internships, use the opportunity to gain more varied experiences. Hrubes said his third internship changed his career path. His first two were with equipment companies, but after his third, with Syngenta, he became more interested in biotechnology. He will be taking a full-time job with the Dow Chemical Company after graduation. “You know it’s going to end in three months,” he said. “An internship is like a test drive.”

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for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Concisely tell companies about your skills, interests and why they should remember you out of the hundreds of students they see. In addition to knowing yourself, you should know something about the companies to which you’ll be talking. Doing the research on a company shows real interest and initiative. Also, expect the company to have done their homework. Look for specific job descriptions when researching internships. Ryan Hrubes, senior in agricultural business who has had six internships, said one of the least rewarding ones was also one of the least structured. “Something wishy-washy shows they haven’t thought it through,”

Kravinsky said. Look for information on the training process, mentoring, what duties are expected and what type of evaluation will be administered at the end. Get ready to press flesh: “Learn the art of networking,” Gaul advised. While networking may sound intimidating, it’s just a matter of talking to the right people — family, friends, professors and people in the industry — and it can be hard to overstate its importance. “You have to put yourself in the places where employers will be,” Hrubes said. This could mean going to career fairs, frequenting your Career Services department or getting involved with clubs.

It also wouldn’t hurt to have several polished copies of your resume handy. Finally, network with your fellow students. You can learn a lot about your potential internship by talking to students who have worked for the company in the past. Your Career Services department can help you find these students or recent grads. Apply, apply, apply: “Even if you aren’t sure if you meet the qualifications, apply. The worst they can do is say no,” said Emily Thomsen, senior in marketing, who had an internship with Reiman Gardens in the summer of 2008 that turned into a job she’s held ever since. The job description said applicants should know Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Even though Thom-

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Real world realities: a slap in the face Life after college can be daunting but invigorating By Stephanie Sink Daily Staff Writer Graduating college is a big accomplishment in someone’s life, as well as another milestone checked off his or her list of things achieved. The next step is the real world, which comes with many realities that you didn’t experience while in college. Graduating college means the beginning of a career, hopefully, and the beginning of new friendships and new experiences. But during our current economic situation, it’s hard for students who have just graduated to find a job in the field of their interest. Molly Pavelick, graduate of Iowa State in May of 2008, said she was surprised at the lack of jobs available after graduation. “I graduated in elementary education, and I thought there were going to be jobs available to me, but there weren’t as many as I hoped for,” Pavelick said. Jason Schmitz, graduate of Iowa State this past December, said his situation is different because he’s not actually pursuing a job in his field of study at the moment. “My diploma is mine and no one can take that away from me,” Schmitz said. Leaving college can also mean leaving the friends you’ve made over the past years in college behind. Although the saying goes, “The friends you make in college will be your friends for life,” you are still forced to bond with new friends and make new relationships with people within your workplace or other new situations. Pavelick said one of the hardest parts about transitioning into the real world was starting over without anybody knowing who you are. “When you’re in college, you have your automatic relationships you’ve created through classes, work, dorm rooms. Now

you’re trying to recreate what you had in college and it’s not as easy,” Pavelick said. “You have to recreate something completely different.” Schmitz also said one of the hardest parts of the transition was making relationships with new people. “It’s harder to make new friends and new relationships with people because you’re not put in that environment where you meet different people,” Schmitz said. Graduating from college is also about enjoying the freedom of no classes or homework. One of the easiest transitions into the real world is getting to be somewhat free. Schmitz said that knowing

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Iowa towns prepare for murder trial By Nigel Duara Associated Press Writer IOWA CITY — The murder trial of a former football player accused of killing his high school coach is expected to test the resources of two small Iowa towns. A crush of media and potential jurors is expected at the Boyd Building in Shell Rock on Wednesday morning, when jury selection in the trial of Mark D. Becker is scheduled to start. Jury selection had been scheduled to begin Monday, but Judge Stephen Carroll postponed it Sunday, citing an impending snowstorm that was expected to bring 10 to 12 inches of fresh snow on Butler County, according to Nancy Newhouse, the trial’s media coordinator and editor of the Waterloo Courier. Becker, 24, is charged with firstdegree murder in the shooting death of his former coach Ed Thomas last June in the Aplington-Parkersburg High School weight room. Defense attorney

Susan Flander has said Becker will use a defense of insanity or diminished responsibility. The shooting has drawn national attention, in part because of Thomas’ success on the field and his role in leading Parkersburg’s recovery from a massive and deadly tornado in 2008. Becker’s trial is expected to be held in Allison, the seat of Butler County, but prosecutors have filed a motion that will allow them to change venues if it becomes apparent an impartial jury can’t be found in the county. Jury selection will start with about 200 people. That number was too big for any room in Allison, a city of about 1,000 people, so the jury selection was moved to the slightly larger community of Shell Rock. Mike Klinefelter, owner of the Shell Rock restaurant Klinc’s, said Carroll, the judge in the case, stopped by to warn him about the influx of potential jurors, lawyers and media people into the little

town. “He came in to make sure we’d be prepared,” Klinefelter said. “From what Judge Carroll told us, we expect between 200 and 300 people.” Klinefelter said his is one of only two restaurants in town, each of which will serve a preset list of daily specials for as long as the jury selection lasts. “It’s just to help turn people over as fast as we can,” Klinefelter said. Shell Rock, with about 1,200 people, has a one-man police force — Police Chief Lou Staudt. He said the city would be ready for jury selection at the Boyd Building, home to city hall. “We’re taking extra precautions, making sure [the Boyd Building] is secure,” Staudt said. “It’s just the simple fact that it’s just a big jury selection that’s being held and we need to be ready.” Staudt said he’s walked the area and will rope off a street in front of the building to help direct the foot traffic of potential jurors, court officials and the media.

Mark Becker walks past members of his family as he leaves the courtroom in the Cerro Gordo County Law Enforcement Complex on Jan. 29, after his hearing in Mason City. Becker, 24, is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of his former coach Ed Thomas last June. Photo: Jeff Heinz/The Associated Press

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The battered bodies may be mending, but the minds still struggle. As many as one in five Haiti earthquake victims have suffered trauma so great with the multiple shock of lost homes, jobs and loved ones that they won’t be able to cope without professional help, doctors say. In a country where mental health services barely existed before the quake, building the required support is a huge challenge. The symptoms can’t be diagnosed by stethoscopes, blood tests and X-rays, and can take time to surface after the initial shock of the disaster. “It’s not about immediate psychological counseling,” said Dr. Lynne Jones, a senior medical adviser for the International Medical Corps. “It’s about assisting mourning. People cannot recover if their social needs are not met.” Jones, a veteran of natural disasters and wars from Bosnia to Indonesia, is teaching front-line doctors how to identify “disabling fear” and, quite literally, hold people’s hands and listen. Hugo Emmanuel is one of the untold thousands who doctors say have lost the ability to cope. “Stay away! I don’t want you to touch me,” he barks at an American nurse who only wants to wash his shattered lower leg. Emmanuel, 49, is an educated man of spindly limbs but voluble spirit who lies on a mattress on the floor of the kitchenette in the Espoir Hospital in the capital’s hills. He tore the cast off his leg last week.

For days after he arrived two weeks ago, he only let the hospital director feed him; he claimed everyone else was trying to poison him. Emmanuel, who lies in his underwear beneath a white sheet and towel, is at least getting personal attention. Most of those diagnosed with severe trauma are treated as outpatients because there is no room for them in the country’s 91 functioning hospitals. “The doctors in such situations tend only to hand out tranquilizers,” Jones said. “We don’t want them to do that.” Tranquilizers are hardly sufficient for earthquake victims like Emmanuel, who lost his house, both of his parents and his job. “I was in a coma-type situation,” Emmanuel says in graceful French that reflects his experience as a Quisqueya University researcher. “Every time I think about losing my family, I lose my mind.” He quickly corrects himself. “I’m not crazy. I just think I’m suffering from psychological shock.” The hospital’s director, Dr. Gusse Darline, said Emmanuel is sporadically amnesiac. But that’s only part of his problem. “He didn’t want to come into the hospital for treatment. We had to drag him in,” she said. Darline says she doesn’t know what to do with Emmanuel once his leg heals. Port-au-Prince’s only psychiatric hospital is barely functioning. All but 11 of its more than 100 pre-quake patients were removed by relatives who feared the building would collapse in another quake, said Dr. Peter Hughes, an Irish psychiatrist who arrived late last week and is studying what

to do. Hospital nurses have refused to accompany Hughes into the building — though it appears structurally sound to him — because “they are absolutely petrified” of another quake, he said. “There’s no electricity and no running water. Some patients are in a barred room. There is a need for mattresses and working toilets.” It is not known how many mental health workers are available to help in Haiti. Pan American Health Organization officials who are coordinating medical care among more than 200 aid groups have only just begun to create a database of hospitals, patients, doctors and medical resources. But it seems clear that Haiti will have to train more of its own personnel to work on the front lines with people suffering from psychological trauma. “The most urgent need ... is not food and water which is temporary,” said Pierre Brunache Jr., an official with the Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs who led a survey of relief workers and victims. “The most urgent need is for psychiatrists.” Dr. Jorge Castilla, lead coordinator of the aid groups in Haiti, put out an urgent request Sunday for mental health professionals. “But this is not easy because they have to be able to adapt to the culture and the language,” he said. “I can’t have hundreds of volunteers coming here who don’t speak the languages.” Castilla said he’s looking to the French Caribbean islands of Guadelupe and Martinique as possible sources.


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By Clarke Canfield Associated Press Writer PORTLAND, Maine — The federal government advises throwing most unused or expired medications into the trash instead of down the drain, but they can end up in the water anyway, a study from Maine suggests. Tiny amounts of discarded drugs have been found in water at three landfills in the state, confirming suspicions that pharmaceuticals thrown into household trash are ending up in water that drains through waste, according to a survey by the state’s environmental agency that’s one of only a handful to have looked at the presence of drugs in landfills. That landfill water — known as leachate — eventually ends up in rivers. Most of Maine doesn’t draw its drinking water from rivers where the leachate ends up, but in other states that do, water supplies that come from rivers could potentially be contaminated. The results of the survey are being made known as lawmakers in Maine consider a bill, among the first of its kind in the nation, that would require drug manufacturers to develop and pay for a program to collect unused prescription and over-thecounter drugs from residents and dispose of them. Scientists have known of the common presence of minute concentrations of pharmaceuticals in drinking water, either through human excretion flushed into sewers or leftover medicine thrown down the drain. Research shows that pharmaceuticals sometimes harm fish and other aquatic species, and that human cells can fail to grow normally in the laboratory when exposed to trace concentrations of certain drugs. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection found tiny amounts — measured in parts per trillion — of medications ranging from antidepressants to blood pressure and cholesterol prescriptions. The most prevalent drugs were over-the-counter pain relievers, including ibuprofen and acetaminophen. “People need a way to properly dispose of their drugs, and they’re not getting it right now,” said Mark Hyland, director of the state Department of Environmental Quality’s Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management. The bill is one of many “take-back” programs under consideration in more than half a dozen states and would be the first of its kind if enacted; it has won committee support and awaits further action. The bill is opposed by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a Washington-based organization that represents pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and has partnered with other groups to pay for advertising against the proposal. The lobby acknowledges that previous testing shows trace levels of pharmaceuticals can be found in water supplies

and landfills, but says the levels are so small that they pose little risk. “The amounts of pharmaceuticals (in the environment) are infinitesimally small,” said Marjorie Powell, senior assistant general counsel. “We’re talking about two drops in an Olympicsize swimming pool. Those two drops are much lower than any doses that would have an effect on humans.” The state last October tested leachate at landfills in Augusta, Brunswick and Bath. Hyland ordered up the study after members of the pharmaceutical industry expressed skepticism about the presence of pharmaceuticals in landfill water. Leachate at Maine landfills typically is piped or trucked to municipal wastewater treatment plants. Those plants are not equipped to remove drugs from the water before it is discharged into rivers and the ocean. The pharmaceuticals found in the landfills don’t pose a direct threat to drinking water, Hyland said. The landfills are lined to protect groundwater supplies, and in Maine there aren’t any wastewater plants that treat leachate and discharge into rivers that ultimately supply drinking water. But the leachate — in high enough concentrations — can pose a threat to fish and shellfish. Research suggests that hormonal drugs, like birth control pills, tend to feminize fish. If the trend continues, Hyland said, there could be too few male fish to continue reproduction. “What you find are greater concentrations of females downstream from where they’ve seen a dose of hormones, so you find a feminization of the fish population where there are fewer males around,” he said. Hyland said he has questions about the effect on commercial seafood — one of Maine’s biggest industries — in ocean waters downstream from the rivers, particularly bivalves such as clams or mussels, which filter water constantly and live near the shore. “But obviously we need to know a lot more before we can draw a lot of conclusions,” Hyland said. Although landfill leachate doesn’t get into drinking water supplies in Maine, it probably does elsewhere, said Andy Tolman, a geologist with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. And some scientists urge caution about the dangers of drinking such water over several decades. “Many larger states have big rivers that are used for both waste disposal and drinking water supplies, places like Ohio and Pennsylvania,” Tolman said. “The same river gets used a number of times, and they’re very concerned about treatment of sewage and leachate.” Powell, from the pharmaceutical lobby, argued that people can properly dispose of their drugs in their household trash. In Maine, much of the trash is burned, she said, and pollution control experts agree that incinerating unwanted drugs is the safest solution.

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Toyota owners get repairs, possible Prius recall looms By Dee-Ann Durbin AP Auto Writer DETROIT — Responding to two recalls and facing the prospect of another one, Toyota dealers across the country were repairing thousands of cars Saturday, the first weekend day that many drivers had a chance to take action. Although many dealers expected a long line of customers, most drivers seemed far from panicked. Delwyn Wright, a 51-yearold truck driver, had heard about Toyota’s troubles on the news but got the accelerator on his wife’s Camry fixed Saturday after it was suggested by a dealer in Columbia, S.C., where Wright had taken the car for an oil change. “We ain’t never had no problem with it,” Wright said. Toyota recalled 2.3 million cars in eight models, including the top-selling Camry, on Jan. 21 and stopped selling the vehicles five days later because the gas pedals can get stuck in a depressed position. But it took until the past week for

Toyota to mail parts to dealers and train technicians, making this the first weekend many Toyota owners could seek repairs. At the same time, dealers are repairing 5 million Toyotas from an earlier recall because their floor mats could jam the pedals, causing unintended acceleration. And the possibility of another recall looms — this time, for the company’s celebrated Prius hybrid. Even so, at Manhattan Toyota, a dealership on the borough’s West Side, there were more potential Toyota buyers in the showroom on Saturday than car owners waiting for their gas pedal to be modified. A giant sign in the window read: “We have 200 cars not affected by the recall.” Sales manager Chris Mignano said the dealership started doing the pedal modifications on Friday, completing work on about 30 cars by Saturday morning. Six extra technicians were hired to handle the repairs. Mignano said every customer who called has been

given an appointment and a quick primer on how to stop their vehicle — apply the brakes and put the car in neutral — if a problem should occur. One customer, Margot Hammond, called the repair “very easy — no problems.” Rob Gregory of Rochester Toyota in Rochester, Minn., had a steady stream of customers needing gas pedal repairs Saturday, but lines were never more than three or four cars long. He said it took technicians about 15 minutes to install a steel shim in the gas pedal assembly to stop the pedal from staying down. Even though the fix is quick and simple, dealers say they’re confident that the repair will stop the gas pedal problems. “I’ve been with Toyota 20 years, I feel confident with Toyota,” said Bruce Winokur, general sales manager at Toyota Center in Columbia, S.C. “As long as I’ve been with them, everything they’ve done in the past with issues, they have done the right way.”


Wyoming town jolted by internet rape case By Ben Neary Associated Press Writer CASPER, Wyo. — Authorities say a Wyoming woman was assaulted at her front door, raped at knifepoint in her living room and left bound on the floor, and they say one of the men charged in the brutal attack claimed that he thought it was invited. Two men are accused in the crime. One is charged with carrying out the rape. The other, the woman’s ex-boyfriend, stands accused of posing as the victim online and claiming she harbored a rape fantasy and wanted to be assaulted. The case in the central Wyoming city of Casper, population 54,000, illustrates that middle America isn’t immune to the dangers of Internet anonymity and predators who target victims through online ads that hint at sex and prostitution. Prosecutor Mike Blonigen, the Natrona County district attorney, declined to comment on the specifics of the ongoing rape case. But he said Internet cases generally pose a challenge to law enforcement. “Tracking down who’s involved is relatively difficult,” Blonigen said. “It’s pretty easy to set up a false identity in cyberspace, so that’s always an issue. And of course, they have to make some overt act to actually accomplish any of these things. We’re not the thought police.” In the Casper case, Blonigen’s office has charged Ty Oliver McDowell, 26, of Bar Nunn,

a Casper suburb, with three counts of first-degree sexual assault, one count of kidnapping and one count of aggravated burglary. Jebidiah James Stipe, 27, a Marine based in Twentynine Palms, Calif., is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree sexual assault. Lawyers representing McDowell and Stipe declined comment. A few days before the Casper woman was raped, she had complained to the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department that someone had made a false Craigslist posting about her, including photographs and personal information. The ad read, “Need a real aggressive man with no concern for women,” authorities said. Craigslist took the advertisement down when the woman complained. Yet prosecutors say it was posted long enough to catch the attention of McDowell, a medical technologist. According to a court statement by Natrona County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Sexton, McDowell waived his right to remain silent and talked to the investigating deputies. “McDowell admitted to going to the victim’s residence ... and having sexual contact with [the woman] to fulfill a ‘rape fantasy’ for her,” Sexton wrote. McDowell told investigators that he had corresponded with a person he thought was the woman at an e-mail address featured on the advertisement, Sexton wrote. However, prosecutors charge that McDowell was


actually communicating by email with Stipe, the woman’s former boyfriend. They say Stipe posted the ad to set the woman up for the violent attack without her knowledge. The San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Department on Dec. 16 arrested Stipe, a private first-class in the U.S. Marine Corps then stationed at Twentynine Palms. A spokeswoman for the Marine Corps said Stipe enlisted in July 2001 and, “was being processed for administrative separation as a result of a pattern of misconduct at the time of his arrest.” The Casper case is one of several sex crimes to grab headlines recently in which the Internet linked perpetrators and victims. Law enforcement officials around the country also have in the past accused Craigslist of promoting prostitution.

Israeli Army soldiers take cover as a mobile artillery piece fires toward targets in the southern Gaza Strip, on the Israel side of the border with Gaza on Jan. 6, 2009. Israel has failed to show it will conduct an impartial investigation of its war crimes allegations. Photo: Anja Niedringhaus/The Associated Press

Rights group faults war crimes probe By Karin Laub Associated Press Writer RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israel has failed to show it will conduct an impartial investigation of allegations that it committed war crimes during its Gaza offensive last year, an international human rights group said Sunday. U.N. investigators leveled the war crimes allegations against Israel in an official report submitted last year. In its response last week, the Jewish state told the U.N. its current system of internal military probes with legal oversight is sufficient. However, the New Yorkbased Human Rights Watch rejected that argument, saying internal inquiries by Israel’s military have largely focused on possible wrongdoing by individual soldiers without looking into high-level decisions that led to large numbers of civilian casualties, such as artillery fire into populated areas. Israeli investigators missed an important piece of evidence in one of the most contested incidents of the war, in which Gaza’s only flour mill was severely damaged by Israeli fire, said Human Rights Watch, which discussed the ongoing investigations with Israeli military lawyers last week. “Israel claims it is conducting credible and impartial investigations, but it has so far failed to make that case,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director for Human Rights Watch.

“An independent investigation is crucial to understand why so many civilians died and to bring justice for the victims of unlawful attacks.” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor dismissed the group’s findings, saying that the military is investigating “in full transparency everything that needs to be investigated.” Israeli human rights groups have also called for an independent probe. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far given no indication that he plans to authorize such an investigation. A team of U.N. investigators, headed by veteran war crimes prosecutor Richard Goldstone, said last year that it found evidence that both sides violated the laws of war. The team said Israel used disproportionate force and deliberately targeted civilians, while Hamas indiscriminately fired rockets at Israeli civilians. Both sides have denied the accusations. Israel launched the threeweek campaign after Gaza militants barraged southern Israel with thousands of rockets since 2002. About 1,400 Gazans, among them hundreds of civilians, were killed in the fighting, along with 13 Israelis. On Sunday, Gaza militants fired a rocket that landed in an open field near the Israeli border town of Sderot, causing no damage or injuries, the military said.

Last November, the U.N. General Assembly ordered Israel and Hamas to launch credible investigations or face possible Security Council action. Israel and Hamas submitted reports about their efforts last week, but U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he could not determine whether the investigations were credible. It’s unclear what the U.N.’s next move will be. Human Rights Watch said it was still reviewing the Hamas response, but rejected the militant group’s assertion that it didn’t intend to harm Israeli civilians. Hamas fired hundreds of rockets toward Israeli towns and cities during the fighting, killing three Israeli civilians. Israel has said it has conducted more than 140 inquiries connected to the war, including 36 criminal investigations. One resulted in a conviction, a relatively minor case of a soldier stealing a credit card and charging $400 on it. Twenty-nine cases remain open, the military has said. Two high-ranking officers were reprimanded for approving the firing of artillery shells toward a U.N. compound. The Goldstone report alleged that Israel bombed Gaza’s only flour mill from the air as part of a deliberate attempt to damage the civilian infrastructure in Gaza. Israel said the mill was struck inadvertently by a tank shell during fighting with Hamas militants.




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Supreme Court:

From puppies to Polamalu, night entertains The Super Bowl. Where to start? The logical place is, of course, the Puppy Bowl. Anyone else catch those little pups running around from water bowl to water bowl, being all cute and frisky and puppylike? We were so into the Animal Planet program that the first time a penalty was called during the Colts-Patriots face-off, we expected the ref to yell at Dwight Freeney for “ruff, ruff, ruffing the passer.” OK, but seriously — can we talk about Carrie Underwood’s outfit? She did a lovely job singing the National Anthem, but did she forget you’re not supposed to wear white after Labor Day? And more importantly — if you wear all-white to a football game, you’re just asking for some jerk to spill his beer and nachos all over you. While we’re on entertainment, we might as well talk about The Who. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend just might be the oldest guys to see action on a football field since Brett Favre — but they pulled it off. Their halftime show might have sounded like a CSI theme song medley to some, but we’re just happy to see that Townshend could get a few windmill guitar strums in without losing an ancient arm. And what about the commercials? We noticed a few reoccurring themes. Did anyone else notice the back-to-back “pants off” commercials? Careerbuilder. com and Dockers must have taken a cue from the “Pants on the Ground” guy. Funny, but definitely nothing we want to see while we’re scarfing down our Super Bowl Sunday snacks. If you missed the back-to-back tightywhities, maybe you were fortunate enough to see the midget-themed ads stacked together. Mini-KISS and Punxsutawney Polamalu? OK, truTV, you got us — we really do want a tiny Troy Polamalu to climb out of a tree to tell us the forecast every year. Surprisingly, there were even a few local commercial gems. Don’t pretend watching the antics of the KCCI news team didn’t put a smile on your face. Who doesn’t want to see Kevin Cooney narrowly escape a Gatorade shower? The whole thing had an “Anchorman” feel to it. We were also big fans of the commercial that featured some super-kid showing off his talents. He rode a bike, neutralized a jellyfish sting with vinegar, assisted with a tiger birth on a safari and saved a cheerleading team with his supertornado-fighting skills. All it needed was a creepy voice whispering, “Choose your adventure” at the end to make it a commercial for Iowa State. There were a few flops, of course. We hope we can all agree that GoDaddy. com commercials are just trashy. Come on, Danica Patrick — class it up a bit. And sadly, the E-Trade baby commercials just aren’t as funny as they used to be now that our little man is growing up. We don’t even know what to say about Dove for Men. But we’re looking forward to the “Campaign for Real Beauty: Men’s Edition.” But no matter what little things we nitpick, there are a few things on which we can all agree. 1. Watching the Kia Sorento “Joyride” commercial made us want to go on a joyride with Sock Monkey, Muno, Robot, Teddy and Mr. X. Toys are always fun. 2. Betty White + Abe Vigoda + Snickers = WIN. We miss the Golden Girls and Barney Miller. And now we all know with certainty that Vigoda is indeed still alive. 3. Congratulations, New Orleans Saints, on the win. Enjoy your Lombardi Trophy. Editor in Chief

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Sen. Charles Schumer, left, accompanied by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, talks to reporters Jan. 21 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court’s decision on campaign finance has jumbled a seemingly simple rule of American politics. The ruling overturned a law that limited the size of campaign contributions by corporations and unions. Photo: Victoria Burke/The Associated Press

Corporate politics Company contributions would decrease with less government spending


ecently, the Supreme Court voted five-to-four to overturn a law limiting the size of campaign contributions made by corporations and unions. This ruling was described by Justice John Paul Stevens as “[threatening] to undermine the integrity of elected institutions around the nation.” Though the First Amendment was used as justification, a simple read through of Article I, Section 8 of our Constitution would have been more than adequate for this decision. The main problem that many people — for example, Stevens — have with this ruling is that if corporations are allowed to donate unlimited amounts of money, they will use that money to purchase favors from the politicians to whom they donate. In his book “Freedomnomics,” economist John Lott argues this is not the case. He says that, if corporations were buying votes, you should be able to see a change in a politician’s voting habits after they decide to retire due to a lack of need for more campaign contributions. However, a study by Lott and economist Steve Bronars of 731 congressmen showed

Blake Hasenmiller is a senior in industrial engineering and economics from DeWitt.

that on average, the congressman’s voting pattern changed on only one out of every 450 votes. Lott also explains that politicians, until 1994, were allowed to spend unused contributions on whatever they wanted as long as they were first elected before 1980. This would lead one to believe that retiring politicians would have often been given donations, which could be used by the politicians personally, as a reward for casting votes in favor of various businesses. This almost never happened either. What campaign finance laws really do, says Lott, is help out the incumbents. Because incumbents already have an established reputation, a dollar spent on campaigning for an incumbent is less valuable then a dollar spent campaigning for a challenger. This is because the challenger has so much more to inform the public about — things they already know about the incumbent. In economic terms, that means the marginal value of the challenger’s money is greater than the marginal value of the incumbent’s. It’s

no wonder politicians like campaign finance laws so much. They may help the very politicians who vote for them keep their jobs. Since the passing of the Federal Election Campaign Act in 1974, incumbent victories have risen from 88 to 94 percent in the House, and from 76 to 81 percent in the Senate. In state Senate races, campaign finance regulations approximately double the chance that only one candidate will run. And spending limits tend to lower voter turnouts. Now, correlation of course does not necessarily imply causation, but it would seem that the elimination of campaign finance laws would actually level out the playing field a little in elections. And besides, if the federal government is allowed to mandate what a corporation can and cannot do with its money, whose money is it, really? The corporation’s or the government’s? If you really desire to decrease the chance that a company will “buy” a politician, reduce their incentive to do so. Politicians currently control well over $3 trillion of taxpayer money. It’s no wonder everyone’s trying to get their hands on it. By reducing government spending and providing checks and regulations on what the government can use its money for, we can make vote-buying a less profitable venture in the first place. Campaign finance laws aren’t the way to do it.

Movie Review:

Turn your brain off for a while


uc Besson’s writing varies in great degrees when his screenplays are laid out for examination. “Leon: The Professional” was excellent. “The Fifth Element” is one of my favorite sci-fi flicks. “Taken” was surprisingly well done and interesting. “Transporter” was OK in its first incarnation, though the sequels are awful. His newest flick, “From Paris With Love,” looked like a pseudocheesy, action-packed story that would at least entertain, and it lived up to this low bar. From the beginning, I thought this looked like “Transporter” but with different — yet similar — characters; even to the point of the lead being a bald guy who blows things up to make the bad guys fall down. John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers play secret agents that clock in at complete opposite ends of the spectrum: Travolta is a hard-hitting, action-driven, hit-now-and-ask-questions-later guy with a penchant for destroying anything and everything he comes in contact with. Rhys Meyers is a highly conservative, plant-bugs-and-avoiddangerous-situations guy with “middle management” written all over him. The idea for the movie

Gabriel Stoffa is senior in communication studies and political science from Ottumwa.

should be: Put the two of them together and let them learn what each needs in order to become better people. This barely happens, though. The two characters learn about who the other is and then fail to be positive influences. Travolta’s constant violence-filled life encroaches on Rhys Meyers’ bland world, and apparently Besson forgot to write in the lessons to be learned while penning the adrenaline-pumping fights. But this isn’t much of a problem, as this is supposed to be a sort of mindless action flick anyway. It’s unfortunate Travolta was chosen to play the super agent hell-bent on kicking tail, because he doesn’t pull it off. His shaved head and jet-black beard don’t make him any more cool that he normally might look, and when he flashes his big toothy grins he looks even less like the bad boy he is supposed to be portraying. This

character is almost as ridiculous as the one he played in “Swordfish” — yet another event where someone mistakenly believed Travolta should be a hip-looking bad boy. Whatever happened to the uber-cool Vincent character he played in “Pulp Fiction”? Why can’t Travolta just play that sort of bad boy, cool guy again? Luckily Rhys Meyers’ character is tolerable, particularly when his knockout hottie of a girlfriend strolls into frame. The problem is you never become involved with these cliché characters. When comedy tries to rear its head, it is promptly cut off before the attempt can be completed. It’s as if the director wanted to make sure everything in the story had a choppy feel, much like the editing. You see, the editing had to be cut very carefully to avoid showing that Travolta is not an older guy. His character is fast like kung-fu, and in order to achieve the image, Travolta’s movements

are filmed very heavily to compensate. It’s the film trying too hard to convince us he’s tough. As for the actual story and progression of the film, it chugs along without going very far. The formula works something like this: explosion, gun fight, pause while being shot at for some dialogue, find some fantastic method of rendering the enemies unconscious or dead. This just repeats itself over and over until finally the movie wraps up with an ending where the two characters should have learned from each other, but instead are essentially just the same people they ever were. Basically, the movie is a way to turn off your brain for a while, but without being a blockbuster, special-effects frenzy like most action movies. This doesn’t improve it, nor does it give it any sort of extra appeal for theater-goers. In the end, this movie will see fine rental value for bored people that have seen everything else that has come out that week. So wait around for a while and you too can fill a little chunk of your day with “Transporter 4” — er, I mean “From Paris with Love,” the newest in a long series of mistakes to be green-lit by Hollywood.

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Varsity Theater a waste of money, Editorial Board serves no purpose government should shift focus I believe the Varsity Theater project is not a good endeavor for the Government of the Student Body to undertake. The cost alone is staggering. A more than $400,000 commitment in this first bill for the first two years and an estimated $60,000 and growing investment each year after is a lot of money to provide movies a few times a week. The Ames community already is home to a cheap theater. North Grand Mall has $2 movies on the weekends and cheaper the rest of the time. I understand this is not near campus, but all ISU students can hop on CyRide and be there fairly quickly. Surely, GSB can come up with a better way to spend our student fees. A project that runs at a deficit should be a red flag that maybe it’s a bad idea. What would happen if the cost estimates are incorrect and the theater runs $100,000 yearly deficit? By the time the project would be shut down and scrapped, over half a million dollars in student fees will likely be spent to show a few thousand students some movies. This is just too big a risk to take. It is my opinion that this is the pet

Nathan Hardisty is a senior in civil engineering.

project of a handful of GSB members. I was in attendance at a presentation given to the Engineering Student Council by a group of students who had apparently come up with this idea, and the students said the idea had yet to be brought to GSB. They then went to on to say they were all GSB members. The members of GSB are there to spend student fees wisely and impact all students, not to come up with their own little projects and reach into every student’s pocket to fund it. I realize that there is no way a single project can impact all students, but one that will spend $500,000 should impact more than the amount of students that I believe are likely to attend this theater. The following line from the proposed legislation concerns me as much as any: “That the Government of the Student Body be responsible for any emergency or unforeseen expenses necessary to maintenance of the building in accordance with

its lease agreement...” I have never been in the building that the proposed project is to be located in nor have a read the lease agreement, but I don’t understand why GSB or any lessee for that matter should be responsible if the basement wall of an old building collapses, a roof leaks or any number of other expensive repairs is needed. I believe that this line of legislation opens GSB up to a number of expenses and liabilities that could possibly dwarf the startup and operation costs of this project. At the very least I feel this line of legislation should be removed, even if it requires a change of the lease agreement to protect GSB and the student body. Also, just for your information, the proposed legislation contains 529 words and guarantees at least $440,000, not to mention future operation costs or costs to shut down the project, which comes to a cost of $831.76 per word. That sounds pretty expensive to me. I ask for a vote against this project, as it will waste student money and not provide the alternative weekend activity that it is intended to do.

You should consider scrapping the entire “Editorial Board” idea. No one really cares. How about printing more letters and opinions by students rather than pointless editorials by the Daily staff? Print us, the readers, what the thousands of students here have to say about all the issues. I’d much rather read varied opinions instead of the same old political correctness the Daily seems to embrace. Variety is a most excellent concept — a concept your Daily editorial fails quite spectacularly at.


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instances, you ignore them and don’t really feel threatened? After all, you’re the hero. You’ll come out on top, right? All I’m going to suggest is that you not approach “Mass Effect 2” with that attitude. I wish I could go into more details about the plot. Seriously, I do. But the story is so perfectly executed in its writing, direction and acting that from moment one you’ll be on the edge of your seat with mouth agape. And of course, it only gets better from there. I really don’t know how else to say it: “Mass Effect 2” has im-

alignment status and, not only occasionally dip into the other side just for fun or to get what you want, but both paths are equally ... well, cool. Either way, Shepard’s out to save the galaxy, and nobody’s going to stop that kind of gung-ho attitude. Well ... almost nobody. In case you didn’t know this, you can — more or less — lose the game. I won’t go into specifics, but you know how in some games, the characters around you will cry warnings about how dangerous the mission you’re embarking on is? You know how, in most all of these

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Your columnists appear to lose their voices somewhere between having something to say and having words fit for print. If you’re going to print an editorial about an issue, print what individuals have to say. If, for whatever reason, you must print what your so-called Editorial Board has to say, make sure it at least has a purpose. Please, no more pointless apologies or non-opinion opinion articles.

We agree with John — we’d love to get more letters from you, our readers, into the paper, but we need help. If you haven’t seen a letter, odds are there hasn’t been one sent in, so speak up! Let us know what you think. Send your letters to letters@ or 108 Hamilton Hall.

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‘Mass Effect 2’ a game to behold I Sophie Prell is a senior in journalism

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Game Review:

’ll be honest with you: I don’t know how to write this review. I mean come on. It’s freaking “Mass Effect 2.” Odds are you’ve already bought the thing if you were even remotely interested in it. If you’re looking for a short summary and a consensus, though, here it is. “Mass Effect 2” is great. Practically perfect. It’s well worth your money. As in, go buy it right now. And hey, if that’s all you wanted from me, congrats. You got it. The game improves and expands upon its predecessor in nearly every fashion — combat, exploration, story, etc. Even romances feel far more organic and progressive as opposed to the last game where you pretty much knew that if you wanted to jump in the sack with one of your fellow crew members, you’d have to talk to them at specified points in time. Moreover, you knew when those specific points were. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s go back and examine these a bit more in-depth. You’ll notice right away that combat in “Mass Effect 2” is a quicker, more violent action than before. This is partly due to how little you’ll be shooting at non-organics, but more so due to the new combat designs. For example, no longer will you have to worry about overheating your weapon. Instead, you’ll be utilizing clips of ammunition, which can be ejected and reloaded at any time. Of course nothing good comes for free, which brings us to the issue of ammo conservation. Thankfully, this is in no way a bad thing, as it increases tension and pressure to make your shots count, and there was never a time I felt like I was running too low. With BioWare’s handilycrafted story, I found myself completely immersed in the game at all times? The characters are vivid and complex, with a few familiar faces, but plenty of new ones. Each one has a distinct personality and, while some are undoubtedly more original than others, they all feel like they belong in this universe. That’s a testament to BioWare’s skills if I ever saw one. If characters aren’t a testament, reflect on how wholly remarkable the environments in “Mass Effect 2” are. Each location has a unique feel and personality, and unlike some of the previous game’s environments, it really feels like people could live here. It’s a science-fiction epic, but it’s far more than that as well. We may be dealing with synthetic intelligences, fasterthan-light travel, magic heatbullets, and the possible end of humanity, but I’ll be damned if I wasn’t invested in the tale as though it were a documentary on a real hero’s exploits. Like the first “Mass Effect,” your actions will earn you “Paragon” or “Renegade” points. But there are even improvements to be found here. In the first “Mass Effect,” the Paragon path was decidedly more kind, gracious, even meek or goody-two-shoes at times. Here, you can maintain your

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proved on everything it needed to. Graphics may not always be perfect — there’s some modelclipping at times, and clothing textures are particularly flat — but they don’t distract or denigrate the experience. Likewise, you can find a similar pattern to plenty of fights, but enough variables are thrown in to keep you on your toes. Any criticism I can offer is overshadowed by ten thousand brightly burning stars of greatness. Buy “Mass Effect 2.” Now.

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Team prepares for season, wins Cyclone Open By Kasey Sutherland Daily Staff Writer Iowa State’s track and field throwers continued their early season successes in the inaugural Cyclone Open on Friday and Saturday at the Harry Hoak Track inside Lied Recreation AthHampton letic Center. The Cyclones swept the weight throw, taking first through fifth, with sophomore Laishema Hampton leading the way with a throw of 57-05. Junior Britta Christofferson earned a second place finish in the weight Frere throw, as well as a victory in the women’s shot put Saturday with a throw of 47-07. Danielle Frere, Hayli Bozarth and Emily Nugent rounded out the top five for the Cyclones. Laishema’s victory is her third championship so far this season, after not being able to make the finals at the first meet of 2010, the ISU Open. “I think I needed that performance at the ISU Open to push me forward, I want to hit 61 feet just to be in a good position for Conference,” Hampton said. “The team is in a good place right now; we all push each other and are working to get into the right position for the Big 12 Championship.” Throws coach Grant Wall thinks his squad is close to where they need to be as the season progresses. “We all see the big picture,” Wall said. “We’re

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Success of young stars encourages fans, coaches By Dan Tracy Daily Staff Writer Fans at this weekend’s Cyclone Open were able to catch a glimpse of the future as many of the team’s veterans and top competitors sat out of the meet following a full week of training. Eklof With the familiar faces in street clothes, a large contingency of underclassmen got their opportunity in the inaugural Cyclone Open. “We’re pretty young, but we got some kids making some movement in different areas and it’s exciting to see,” Murphysaid coach Corey Ihmels. Baum The biggest group of absentees from the meet were the ISU distance runners, including All-Americans Hillary Bor and Guor Marial, who did not compete this weekend. However, the depth of the distance squad showed as redshirt freshman Garrett Eklof won the mens’ non-seeded 3,000-meter run in 8:50:12 and junior Ben Murphy-Baum ran second in the seeded 3,000-meter run in a time of 8:34.28. “We’re at the bottom of the totem pole on the [distance] team,” Eklof said. “Our team’s good, but if we keep moving the bottom up its going to make our team better.” Thirteen of the 19 ISU freshman on the mens’ side were in action this weekend, highlighted by the performance in the 600-yard run. Freshman Greg Kufahl finished in second in front of fellow freshmen Casey Negrete and Brian Sandvig, who finished third and fifth. “The fact that all of us were right there is really exciting and now we can build on this and get even better,” Kufahl said. In his first race as a Cyclone, junior college transfer Alvin Garnett beat out former Mississippi State runner and SEC Champion Jamil Hubbard with a photo finish in the mens’ 400-meter dash. Garnett got to the line just before Hubbard as the race came down to a few thousandths of a second as both men ran times of 48.45 seconds. “I was just so happy,” Garnett said. “My coach told me to go out and just run. That’s what I did, and I won.” Garnett committed to the Cyclones in Oc-

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ISU coach Greg McDermott pulls aside Chris Colvin near the end of the Cyclones’ game against Kansas State on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones lost 79–75. Photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily

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Iowa State (13–10, 2–6 Big 12) hosted a rowdy crowd and a top 10 team in Hilton Coliseum for the third time this season Saturday and fell for the third time. No. 10 Kansas State (19–4, 6–3) overcame a halftime deficit and 30.6 percent shooting in the opening 20 minutes to beat the Cyclones in a Big 12 Conference game, 79–75. The Wildcats opened the second half on a 17–2 run, and the Cyclones weren’t able to sniff the lead for the remainder of the game. “I felt we had a game plan and we were executing it, but there were a couple here and there minutes that we didn’t execute them, and I think that was the reason for the result at the end,” said forward Craig Brackins. Brackins led the Cyclones in scoring for the third consecutive game, tallying 29 points on 11-of-22 shooting, but was outshined by the Wildcats’ guard Denis Clemente, who put in 30 points of his own for the winning side. The 6-foot-1inch senior from Puerto Rico hit timely 3-pointers over and over for coach Frank Martin’s team, finishing a proficient 6-of-8 from behind the arc. “He had big shots against us here last year, in a game that was very similar to this one,” said coach Greg McDermott. “He’s a senior, and that’s what you want your seniors to do, step up when the team needs them. He’s a load, and every time we made a mistake he made us pay. “We’re a good 3-point shooting team, and we certainly didn’t shoot it well today.” The Cyclones yet again

team reflected opposites, with the Cyclones wearing white jerseys with pink numbers and shoes for Breast Cancer Awareness week and the Wildcats donning their road black jerseys with purple outlines — and the play of the two halves Saturday were just as opposite. The crowd of 12,649 in Ames held onto hope that McDermott would get his first victory over a ranked team since his arrival at Iowa State (0–18) in the first half, with the Cyclones outshooting and outrebounding Kansas State, and even giving up a recent low four turnovers in the opening half. That all changed once the teams left the locker room, and Iowa State’s now-

Dejected and deflated looks riddled players’ faces on the ISU bench Saturday as they watched yet another game slip from their grasp. The Cyclones scrapped their way to an impressive 35–31 halftime lead over Kansas State only to see it vanish and the game end in a 79–75 loss. Inconsistency and an inability to play a complete 40 minutes has been a recurring storyline for the Cyclones. That inconsistency has hurt Iowa State in several games this season, including losses against Northwestern, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Baylor and now Kansas State. The negative trend has left the players unable to pinpoint the root cause of the Cyclones’ recurring problems. “I don’t know. We’re all locked in. We’re all focused. We look into each other’s eye and we all know we’re there for each other,” said forward Craig Brackins after Saturday’s game. “I really don’t have an answer, because I feel we’re out there playing hard and we’re focused.” Iowa State has outscored its opponents in both halves only once in its last 17 games, which came against North Dakota. Saturday’s game was no different and had a similar look and feel to Iowa State’s loss to Texas earlier this season. In the game against the Longhorns, Iowa State was up 44–42 at the half. But a 10–0 Texas run at the start of the second half sapped any momentum gained in the first half. The Cyclones were able to hold their own with the Longhorns for the remainder of the game, but the damage had been done, resulting in a 90–83 defeat. “It’s just those one or two minutes here and there that we go from the game plan or we don’t focus as much and that costs us,” Brackins said. As was the case against the Longhorns, a momentary loss of focus cost the Cyclones against the Wildcats. Iowa State scored a quick basket after the break to increase its lead to 36–31, but the Cyclones

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Iowa State’s Craig Brackins and Justin Hamilton guard Kansas State’s Jamar Samuels during the Cyclones’ game Saturday in Hilton Coliseum. Brackins led the way for Iowa State with 29 points. Photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily Feb. 6

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missed scoring from their guard positions, with starting backcourters Diante Garrett and Scott Christopherson and their backups, Dominique Buckley and Chris Colvin, combining for just 21 points. McDermott insinuated earlier in the week that he would consider making a change to the lineup with Christopherson’s mononucleosis and ineffective play, but after the game McDermott was disappointed with lapses in focus from his under-staffed team. “In the locker room, I didn’t even talk about minutes, I talked about seconds,” McDermott said. “We just have lapses in concentration, that are really short lapses, but they can be devastating.” The uniforms for each


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Poppens leads Iowa State to win By Kayci Woodley Daily Staff Writer A low level of energy from the Missouri women’s basketball team resulted in Iowa State’s first-half domination, resulting in a 65–39 victory over the Tigers. On Sunday afternoon at Mizzou Arena, Iowa State shut down Missouri after leading 39– 15 at halftime, extending its record to 18–4 (6–3 Big 12) as the Tigers fell to 11–11 (1–8 Big 12). “We were defending well, we were defensive rebounding which led to some transition baskets, and probably more than we’ve had in a long time,” said coach Bill Fennelly. Iowa State capitalized in the first period as Missouri came out flat and allowed the Cyclones to score easy baskets in transition. Tiger defenders

were left behind as Iowa State continually pushed the ball down the floor. “We probably couldn’t have Poppens played much better in the first half, at both ends,” Fennelly said. Hustled by the freshman post Poppens, she led the Cyclone offense in the first half, finishing fast-break layups and snatching rebounds left and right. Poppens led Iowa State after the first half in points and rebounds, and in the first 11 minutes of the game, scored 12 of the Cyclone’s first 18 points. “[Poppens] got some on her own

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Chelsea Poppens, forward, guards during the game against Texas Tech on Wednesday. Poppens scored a total of 11 points, and Iowa State defeated Texas Tech by a score of 63–48. Photo: Jay Bai/Iowa State Daily

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Season ends with close loss, but not without fight By Kasey Sutherland Daily Staff Writer Senior day events at Beyer Pool Friday and Saturday may not have had the happy ending some would have liked, but the ISU swim team had several strong performances and sent its five Liu senior swimmers and divers away from Iowa State with successful Cyclone careers. The swim team brought the Kansas Jayhawks to town this weekend. After Friday’s competition, the Cyclones were only behind by a slim margin, but fell just short of Glaser Kansas, 164–136. After splitting the first eight events of the dual meet Friday night with the Jayhawks, Iowa State was only behind by eight points heading into Saturday’s events. Jeli Nixt brought first-place Tran finishes to the Cyclones from the 50-yard breaststroke and as a member of the 200 medley relay team along with seniors Nan Liu, Abby Glaser and Frances Calzada. Glaser also won the 150-yard butterfly to add to the Cyclone win total. Friday’s other win came from Liu who was crowned champion of the 100-yard individual medley. Saturday’s events started off with Glaser continuing to put on a stellar showing with a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing just .01 seconds behind Kansas’ Monica Johannessen. Nixt and Marley Suckow added a 1-2 finish for ISU in the 150-yard breaststroke, while Liu ended her short but impressive career at Beyer Pool with a victory in the 50-yard butterfly. Another relay victory was earned by the 200 freestyle relay squad of Glaser, Calzada and juniors Chelsea Tomek and Kalyn Amundsen. Team captain and senior Tien Tran triumphed in the 1- and 3-meter dives to finish as one of the best Cyclone divers in history, and she ended her career as the school record-holder in the 3-meter dive. Although the Cyclone swimmers and divers won’t return to Beyer Pool this season, they have two weeks to prepare for a big opportunity in the Big 12 Conference Championships, which take place Feb. 24–27 in College Station, Texas.


The three wrestlers he has lost to — Cornell’s Troy Nickerson, Robles and Iowa’s Matt McDonough — are ranked second, third and fourth in the nation, respectively. The Cyclones and Sun Devils proceeded to split matches, heading into the 157-pound match tied at 7–7. Sophomore Andrew Sorenson propelled the second-ranked Cyclones, recording his ninth fall of the season by pinning Michael Swigart with a fall time of 1:53. Sorenson’s win by fall put the Cyclones out to a 13–7 lead with five matches to go in the dual meet. “It’s nice to step back and look at [the victory], but we’ve still got to move forward and we’ve still got goals this year,” Sorenson said. “So it’s just a stepping stone for us.” In the next match, junior Jon Reader displayed the perfect display of dominant wrestling, defeating Kyle DeBerry by technical fall, 15–0, with a fall time of 3:23. Reader, who is ranked second in the nation at 165 pounds, recorded a team-leading fourth technical fall on the season. “Coach Jackson has told his guys to go out there and wrestle like it’s your last time you’re going to go out there, and I take that to heart,” Reader said. “I go out there and give it everything I’ve got and put my heart on the line.” Reader defeated DeBerry by a major decision of 16–7 at last year’s dual meet in Hilton Coliseum. Duke Burk made a triumphant return to his winning ways, defeating Eric Starks by a decision


from PAGE 12 typical slow second-half start gave the visitors an insurmountable edge. “We made a couple turnovers that led to baskets during that stretch, and we lost Clemente in transition that led to a couple 3-point shots,” McDermott said. “Those four plays, I thought, turned the


by offensive rebounding, and then we ran a lot of plays for her early in the game and she was scoring,” Fennelly said. “All of [her first half points] were very different; break-away layups, she hits an elbow jumper, she makes two free throws, she gets a put back.” Poppens had outscored the entire Missouri offense with 3:47 left in the first half, as the Tigers had just eight points total. The Aplington native finished with 14 points and nine boards. “We keep talking about an inside presence who can score in the post and we really wanted to get some opportunities for her and she got some on her own by her effort on the court,” Fennelly said. Poppens made an impact not only on the offensive end, but also on the defensive end. Poppens was given the job of

Iowa State’s Jerome Ward wrestles Arizona State’s Jake Meredith in the Cyclones’ 30–10 win over the Sun Devils on Sunday. The win was the ISU wrestling programs 1,000th, the first program to reach 1,000 wins in NCAA history. Courtesy photo: Michael Arellano/The State Press, Arizona State University

of 7–2 after hitting a snag of nine straight losses in the middle of the season. Senior David Zabriskie’s 4–1 decision over 17th-ranked Erik Nye finalized the Cyclones’ 1,000th all-time dual victory, an event with an unlimited amount of significance for all of those who put their heart and soul into Cyclone wrestling. “We’re a university and a wrestling team that’s

momentum of the game,” Iowa State was down 11 points with 1:13 left in the ballgame, and desperation 3-pointers from Marquis Gilstrap and Garrett dropped, extending the life of the ballgame. At the end, even a Garrett steal with 11 seconds left and the Cyclones down four couldn’t translate into points, Brackins and company left the floor disappointed yet again.

shutting down Missouri’s leading scorer, Jessra Johnson, who finished with just four points on the night. Feeding the ball into Poppens in transition was senior point guard Alison Lacey, who finished with 18 points, seven assists and six boards. Defensively the ISU zone was effective, holding Missouri to a low 16.7 percent from the field in the first half, and outrebounding the Tigers 28–10 in the first. Missouri’s unseen hustle in the first half was found in the second as the Tigers bounced back in the first four minutes, going on a 7–0 run out of the locker room. With a large lead, the Cyclones came out a bit flat-footed, but bounced back shortly after. “For 32 of the 40 minutes we played as good as we could’ve played and certainly that was an indication of the final score,” Fennelly said.


from PAGE 12 suddenly went cold, allowing the Wildcats to go on a 17–2 run in the next five minutes. Coach Greg McDermott told his team in the locker room after the game that the team’s problems come down to losing its focus for even just seconds. “It’s losing your focus for a second,” McDermott said during the postgame press conference. “If you lose your focus for a second you get loose with the ball and they take it the other way. It’s not about minutes, it’s about being locked in every second.” Against Baylor lastWednesday, the Cyclones held their ground in the first half, trailing the Bears by four at the half, 38–34. However, Iowa State scored only one point in a 3-minute, 30-second stretch at the start of the second half, which allowed the Bears to build their lead and ultimately put the game out of reach. McDermott said his team showed improvement Wednesday, but again it came down to a momentary loss of focus. “I thought we competed harder today than we did against Baylor for the most part,” McDermott said. “We just have lapses in concentration that are really short lapses, but they can be devastating.” Even the fan base has become aggravated by Iowa State’s recent struggles. As Kansas State staged its early-half run, the crowd at Hilton Coliseum seemed to almost be expecting a Cyclone collapse. “Well, here we go. Might as well just bend over and take it,” a fan in the student section was overheard saying. McDermott and his players have shown an equal sense frustration, but remain set on trying to find a solution. “We’re in this to win, so when you don’t win it’s frustrating,” McDermott said. “It’s frustrating for players. It’s frustrating for coaches. It’s frustrating for fans. And all we can do is go back to work Monday morning and try to correct it the best we can.”





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provisional NCAA qualifier in the 60-meter dash, adds great strength to his squad. “Those girls are very talented,” Wiens said. “They always put our squad in great position.” Myranda Casterline set a new personal record in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles before improving her time again in the finals to get the victory for the Cyclones. “Myranda comes out and does whatever we say,” Wiens said. “It’s good to see the fact that it was her time to be in the limelight and she took full advantage of it.” Caitlin Weber competed in the pole vault competition for the Cyclones and took home third place. The sophomore from Lakeville, Minn., cleared 3.5 meters Friday night, setting a new personal record, as well as tying the school record in the pro-

pole vaulter Eric Forbes improved his personal record by six inches by clearing 15-07 Koglin on his way to a victory in the mens’ pole vault. The victory was the first of Forbes’ collegiate career and gives him a boost of confidence as he prepares for the Big 12 Indoor Championships in three weeks. “[Womens’ pole vaulter Caitlin Weber and I are] really excited to jump at Big 12s after qualifying this weekend,” Forbes said. The Cyclones will get their final tuneup before the Big 12 Indoor Championships when they host the annual ISU Classic next weekend. The meet will begin Thursday at Lied Recreation Athletic Center.

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tober after coming on a visit during Homecoming week. Although new to the program, assistant coach Nate Wiens is excited about the talent he has seen already from Garnett. “He fits the mold, attitudewise, and who he wants to be as a young man fits into our team atmosphere and what we want to do,” Wiens said of Garnett. The mens’ throwers did their best to match the womens’ first through fifth finish in the weight throw as they finished second, third and fourth in the mens’ weight throw, led by junior Josh Koglin’s throw of 58-01 1/4. Another fine freshman performance came from Daniel Swarbrick in the shot put with 49-11 3/4 throw, which was good enough for third place. In the pole vault, sophomore

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pretty close to our top performances and we’re right on pace to perform well at the Big 12s and at the ISU Classic next week.” A strong performance was turned in by senior sprinter Lashawn Wright, who is coming off shoulder surgery four months ago. Wright finished first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.61 in the finals, finishing just ahead of fellow senior Jenna Caffrey. Wright’s road to recovery has her well underway to major accomplishments this season. “If my body is in pain, I just have to come to practice and push myself,” Wright said. “I’ve been out and I want to come and compete strong in my final season, I want to bring home a medal and qualify for nationals in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.” Sprinters and hurdlers coach Nate Wiens feels that having Wright return to run with fellow sprinter Caffrey, already a

cess. “I’m just trying to improve for the Classic next week,” Weber said. “The school record has made me so happy, but in the next couple weeks I’d like to keep improving and become more technical and continue to improve the technique.” Kianna Elahi added to the Cyclones’ weekend successes with a victory in women’s 600-yard run, while teammate Donnise Powell finished third in the same event. Powell and Elahi also ran as part of Iowa State’s “A” 4x400 meter relay team that finished second with senior Monique Hawkins and sophomore Callan Jacobson also contributing. Junior Brittany Rover finished fifth in a 3,000-meter event that was without several of Iowa State’s usual runners, who took the week off in favor of a better performance at next week’s ISU Classic. The ISU Classic is one of the team’s biggest meets of the indoor season, and the team has worked all season to put itself in top shape for it. The meet will begin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and continue through Saturday at Lied Recreation Athletic Center.

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Daily Crossword : edited by Wayne Robert Williams


Daily Nifty Tidbits >> Today in History 1910: The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce. 1922: President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House. 1974: After 84 days in space, the crew of the first American space station Skylab return to Earth. 1998: First female ice hockey game in Olympic history: Finland bears Sweden 6-0.

ACROSS 1 Grandmotherly nickname 5 Hershey’s caramel candy 9 John who married Pocahontas 14 The yoke’s on them 15 In the sack 16 Sci-fi staple 17 Small salamander 18 Therapist’s response 19 Domesticated 20 Pool legend portrayed by Jackie Gleason in “The Hustler” 23 1860s White House nickname 25 Midsection muscles, briefly 26 Pecan or cashew 27 Mingle at the party 28 NBA center who was a three-time MVP 34 Big name in elevators 36 Spider’s creation 37 Shoe without laces, e.g. 38 Emulate Rembrandt 39 Holliday of the Old West 41 Lady’s man 42 It’s in the eye of the beholder 45 Caveman Alley 47 Top draft status 48 Wild West show markswoman 51 __ Lanka 52 Food from a shell 53 Female sheep 54 Immigrant’s subj. 55 Meteors, and what 20-, 28- and 48-Across all are

61 Dog from Wales 62 Supermodel Macpherson 63 Hops drier 66 Fire station signal 67 Age, as tires 68 “__, be a pal!” 69 Actress Zellweger 70 Stitches 71 Mild-mannered Clark

DOWN 1 Oui’s opposite 2 Gave the __: fired 3 Arizonan’s neighbor 4 Naysayer 5 Word with trout or sherbet 6 Fixated 7 Majors and Trevino 8 Old music halls 9 Sound from a woodpecker 10 Name of several Norwegian kings 11 Peru’s capital 12 Tootsies 13 Conclusions 21 War site during LBJ’s presidency 22 Antacid brand 23 One-celled organism 24 Attacked by Dracula, say 29 Novel on the Net 30 Kid’s interlocking block 31 Ali Baba’s magical command 32 California NFL team, briefly 33 Involve

35 Feng __: Chinese aesthetic system 40 Picnic side 43 Line on a golf course schedule 44 Hindu mystic 46 Tin alloys 49 Former V.P. Spiro and family 50 Affirmative vote 55 Al Capone feature 56 Sock darner’s target 57 Algerian port 58 Giant who’s not jolly 59 Joy 60 Heavy metal is a subgenre of it 64 Leif, to Eric the Red 65 Blowup letters?

Friday’s solution

Joke of the Day Three lunatics attempting to escape from a mental hospital; the first one passes the guard, makes a sound of a cat, and continues. The second one does exactly the same, meowing like a cat, and gets out, too. The third then passes near the guard and yells, “I’m a cat, too!”

Let your friends, family & the ISU community know deadline about your big day in a big way! Feb 20 Place your engagement, wedding, civil union, anniversary or retirement announcements in our next UNIONS section. It’s easy and it’s FREE! Just log on to our Website or stop into 108 Hamilton Hall for a form!

publishes Feb 24

Forms and information now available online at or at 108 Hamilton Hall

Daily Sudoku

Daily Horoscope : by Nancy Black and Stephanie Clements

Gemini: Ask for suggestions. Today’s Birthday: Your habit of overworking catches up with you. During the next few months you’ll benefit from scheduled rest breaks -- on a daily basis, if possible. Allow ideas to grow naturally. In this way you reach your goals through minor sacrifices while sticking to your values.

imagination. Try a new recipe for dinner tonight.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- You want to achieve success and you’re willing to do the work. Unpack your thoughts so you can see all the possibilities. Then choose.

Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Your goal is to move forward with a group decision. Others have different plans. Expect a power play backstage, with the outcome resolved in the final act.

INSTRUCTIONS: Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every number 1 to 9. For strategies on solving Sudoku, visit


Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Concepts that bubble to the surface require the use of your many talents. Don’t be shy about sharing ideas with the new kid on the block. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- You get lots of ideas about artistic touches in practical situations. There’s no limit to your creative

Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 6 -- The love you feel needs to be out where others can share it. Just say what you’ve been holding in. Responses provide pleasant surprises.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You started the creative flow yesterday. Now take it with you to school or work. Apply your unique perspective to traditional methodologies. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- A female sparks your imagination with creative ways to show off a design or product. Sleep on it and make your final decision later. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Someone wants to go in a

new direction. Think long and hard before you do. Your gut tells you to stay on your plotted course. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -Today is a 7 -- Although you wish you were on vacation today, you discover that careful attention to the feelings of others allows you to get through the day unscathed. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Today is a 7 -- See? That investment in romance paid off! Now spend time preparing delicious rewards for everyone you invite to the party. You can keep the surprise a secret. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Everything will be perfect today if you can find a way to say exactly what you mean the first time. This is no easy task, and there are no do-overs (until later). Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 5 -- You awaken with passion, or maybe you had a sensational dream. Tell your partner or closest friend in order to get practical feedback about where to go with those wild feelings.



just sayin’

To all the people who submit a “Just Sayin’,” PROOFREAD. Just sayin’. ··· To my roommate whose body wash bottle has been full since the beginning of last semester... you disgust me. Just sayin’.... ··· It’s bad enough we have to see UGG boots, at least pick up your feet so we don’t have to hear them..Just Sayin’ ··· To all you jerks who study alone at a four person table during the lunch rush hour in the Hub - GO TO LIBRARY! ··· I don’t CARE if you are building a spice rack for your Freddy apartment, I’m trying to sleep and the constant pounding is not helping! ··· To the girl wearing the hat that looks like you stole it from a panda mascot you definitely chose your adventure at Iowa State! ··· To the girl who is willing to cook breakfast for a guy, i’m available 7 mornings out of the week...just sayin’ ··· To all the hardcore crazy bingo fans that think they need to get there an hour and a half early just to get some snacks....can you save me some this friday for once? thanks. ··· Seriously May can not come fast enough!!! I will have a huge party when I don’t have to see professors or takes tests or do homework! When will they realize that I am not learning anything in their classes?

··· To whoever sets the temperature in curtis, if I’m excited for class to end so I can get outside where its warmer then it is TOO COLD! Just sayin

··· Watching people try to ride their scooters through two inches of snow is hilarious

··· Dear roommate please discover a social life. You never leave. Its sad for you and annoying for me.

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