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U.S. House passes health care bill 219–212 By David Espo AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON — In a 219–212 vote, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation extending health care late Sunday. Republicans were unanimously op-

posed. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. The vote capped a yearlong quest by Obama and Democrats to overhaul the system and reshape a sixth of the economy. Triumph in their grasp, Obama and House Democrats demonstrated com-

mand of the votes needed to pass landmark health care legislation Sunday night, a climactic chapter in a centurylong quest for near universal coverage. The House argued its way through a thicket of Republican objections to extend coverage to 32 million Americans who lack it, ban insurers from denying

coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions and cut deficits by an estimated $138 billion over a decade. “We will be joining those who established Social Security, Medicare and now, tonight, health care for all Americans,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DCalif., as the vote neared.

She partnered with Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, DNev., in more than a year of turbulent struggle. Republicans readily agreed the bill would affect everyone in America, but

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International Students

Student loses life in crash over break

Experience of a lifetime

The fu- Funeral neral for ■■ Time: 10 a.m. Tyler Dan■■ Date: March 22 ielson, 19, a sophomore, ■■ Place: St. John Apostle Catholic is today. Church, NorDa n i e l walk son died in a car accident March 13 while traveling through New Mexico, according to a News Service press release. Five other students were traveling in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and all but one had been released from the University of New Mexico Hospital just two days later, according to an article published by the Ames Tribune. Anand Patel, 18, a former student; Jiahui Liu, age unknown, enrolled in the intensive English and orientation program; Peng Bao, 20, a freshman in electrical engineering; Wei Feng, 22, a graduate student in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology; and Christina Cole, 22, were also in the car at the time of the crash. Danielson’s funeral is set for 10 a.m. in St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, in Norwalk. He will be buried in Boone. Alcohol was not listed as a contributing factor in the crash, according to an incident report from the state of New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Officers were called to the scene of the accident just after 7 a.m. March 13, according to the DPS report. Patel struck a median and rolled the vehicle, ejecting four of the six passengers.

—Daily Staff

Administrative Abuse

Professor opposes trial results By Sarah Haas Daily Staff Writer Daniel Krier, associate professor of sociology, filed a flurry of post-trial motions and supporting briefs March 10, including one asking Judge William Pattinson to reject the jury’s guilty verdict and find Krier innocent of abusing the administrative complaint process. Krier was found to have abused ISU administrative complaint procedure against two ISU sociology professors. A jury ruled that Krier did not use the ISU administrative complaint process for its intended purpose and awarded the plaintiffs, Terry Besser and Betty Dobratz, $18,442 for monetary damages and $24,000 in punitive damages. During the trial, which occurred March 2–5, Krier’s attorneys argued he was acting within the scope of his employment when he filed the complaints and was immune to punishment. Previously, Mark Sherinian, Do-


By Leonardo Guaiquirian Rivera Daily Staff Writer Thousands of international students from different backgrounds come to Iowa State every year. Some enjoy their stay more than others, but essentially all they want is to make the most out of their college experience, enjoy it, make new friends and fit in without forgetting about their cultures and who they are. Davendra Jayasingam, senior in computer engineering, came to Iowa State from Malaysia in the fall of 2008. “I haven’t been back since, but I will go back this summer,” Jayasingam said. He explains his parents call him three times a week, and he also communicates with them through Skype at least once a week, which helps him deal with homesickness. “My experience at Iowa State has been fantastic. I love the campus, the greens and the professors. I have nothing bad to say about the Ames community,” Jayasingam said. “It’s pretty, peaceful and quiet, which I think is fantastic. I don’t feel threatened when I walk around, especially on campus.

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Xuetong Mao, right, sophomore in electrical engineering, looks on while Zengweijie Chen, freshman in electrical engineering, sings a Linkin Park song at K-TV, 119 Stanton Ave., on March 14. K-TV, an abbreviation of Karaoke Television, is a type of karaoke where people rent rooms and groups have private karaoke parties. Photo: Rashah McChesney/Iowa State Daily

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Hieber assumes role of president to continue assisting the disabled By John Lonsdale Daily Staff Writer When J. Elaine Hieber goes to work each day, it isn’t a job to her. It’s a blessing. Just starting her two-year term as president of the board of directors for Special Olympics Iowa, Hieber jokes that it’s more work than she wants. With 14 full-time staff members at her aid, she supervises the programs of the organization and provides opportunities for more than 11,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities across the United States. After being promoted as the interim athletic director at Iowa State at the beginning of the new millennium, Hieber retired two years later, in 2002. Having been on the Special Olympics Iowa board of directors for almost 24 years, Hieber says that because she is not fully employed with the university, she can give more of her leadership and time to the organization. “I’m stepping it up,” Hieber said. The first Special Olympics Games were held in 1968 in Chicago. Since then, the Special Olympics have been held in more than 130 countries, and more than 3 million individuals have participated in the games. With roughly 3 percent of the world’s population with intellectual disabilities participating in the games, Hieber said, the program has a long way to go in opening up opportunities for people.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver was approached to fund the 1968 event. Fueled by the disabilities of her own sister Rosemary Kennedy, Shriver pursued her goals of developing the Special Olympics Hieber and increasing the awareness and participation of intellectually disabled people not only in the United States, but all around the world. Hieber never had a family connection or a close tie to anyone who was intellectually disabled. To her, it was rewarding opportunity to give back in a special way. “I’ve led a blessed life,” Hieber said. “The opportunity to improve the lives of others just really struck a chord with me.” In 2006, Ames was selected to host the firstever U.S. Special Olympic Games. The first nation games in the United States, the 2006 games were the first ones at the time because many of the athletes went to international competitions, where international teams had a small number of athletes. Serving as chairperson of those games, Hieber facilitated the effort to increase the number of athletes from all 50 states participating in the national games. Numerous accolades are still being given to Hieber and the Special Olympics Iowa faculty to this day for the 2006 games. While Hieber discusses the ways that the 2006 games were such an important part of Special Olympics Iowa’s success, she is anxious and ready for the summer games to return to Ames this coming May 20–22. She encourages

The Iowa Legislature is considering a bill that would limit electronic communication, such as using a phone, while driving. Authors of the bill say the goal is to make Iowa’s roads safer by decreasing distractions. “I think texting [while driving] is very dangerous and irresponsible for any age,” said state Senator Herman Quirmbach. “It involves taking your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel and your mind off of driving.” An earlier version of the bill banned the sending of text messages by drivers, but as the House and Senate have amended the bill, it has expanded to possibly ban e-mailing and even calling, as well as texting. The House and Senate have both passed separate versions of the bill, but they disagree on some of the technicalities. Should text messaging include reading and writing, or just writing? What about e-mailing from a phone? Is texting far enough? Or should all electronic communication be banned also? To what age group should the bill apply? All of these questions are at the center of the debate. “I think it’s all dangerous,” said state Rep. Beth WesselKroeschell. “I try not to even adjust my radio in the car.” The bill was first introduced by the House. Originally, it stated that no one could send a text message while driving. The Senate then passed the bill, but it added a prohibition to sending or reading text messages, and it also banned writing and reading e-mails on a phone or laptop. The bill was then sent back to the House. The House broadened the extension of the bill by banning the use of cell phones while driving, except in “hands-free” mode. The House bill was amended to only apply to people under the age of 18, as part of Iowa’s graduated driver’s license program. The Senate rejected the amendment, and now the bill goes back to the House for de-


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1. Photo Field trip Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m. Location: Workspace, Memorial Union Description: Join photographer Luke Healey on a field

trip to Brookside Park. Hone your picture-taking abilities and take your photography to a new level. Meet at the parking lot off Sixth Street with your camera to shoot and interact with the instructor and classmates. The second meeting will meet at the MU and be a review and critique of student’s photos, and a chance to answer specific questions. Applicable for both digital and traditional 35mm photography. Assumes basic camera handling knowledge

Cost: ISU students $12; public $17

2. Hunger Banquet

Wil Spencer, junior in marketing, jumps over a stairway Sunday at the Memorial Union. Spencer attempted several jumps while Ryan Walkup, sophomore in civil engineering, recorded video of their parkour and freerunning. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

Time: 5–7 p.m. Location: Campanile Room, Memorial Union Description: Learn how to beat global poverty and

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hunger. This event will bring to life the inequalities in our world and allow you to experience firsthand how your decisions affect others in the world. Guests will draw tickets that assign them to either a high-, middle- or low-income tier and will receive a corresponding meal. Groups of five or more receive $1 discount. Bring two non-perishable food items to receive an additional dollar off admission. Food will be donated to Mid-Iowa Community Action and monetary donations to Oxfam America.



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Award winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Called “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see,” Avenue Q features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story in a smart, risqué and downright entertaining way. The New Yorker calls it “subversive and uproarious!” Parental discretion advised for children 13 and older.

Mar. 10 Nettie Stiles, 18, of Menlo, was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 7:41 p.m.) Branden Rice, 20, of Pleasant Hill, was cited for

Cost: Adults $47, $43; youth $25; ISU students $20

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

underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 8 p.m.) Lane Johnson, 21, of Cedar Falls, and Stephanie Petersen, 18, of Lockridge, were arrested and charged with public intoxication. They were transported to the Story County Justice Center. (reported at 8:58 p.m.) Stacie Gould, 19, 111G University Village, and Kelsey Havenridge, 20, 4315 Maricopa Drive unit 14, were arrested and charged with public intoxication. They were transported to the Story County Justice Center. (reported at 9:35 p.m.)

A vehicle that left the scene struck a car owned by Jon Carpenter. (reported at 11:09 p.m.) A mother reported being unable to contact her 20-year-old daughter who had attended a concert. The daughter was later located in another town and her safety was verified. (reported at 11:26 p.m.) The following were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia: Andrew Moy, 18, 325 Ash Avenue; Kellen O’Brien, 19, 3688 Helser Hall; and Orin McMillen, 20, 325

Ash Ave. McMillen was additionally charged with underage possession of alcohol. They were all transported to the Story County Justice Center. (reported at 11:38 p.m.)

Mar. 11 Benjamin Hayes reported the theft of a laptop computer. (reported at 11:11 a.m.) A found cell phone was placed into secured storage. (reported at 12:21 p.m.) Linda Garbisch reported damage to a vehicle mirror. (reported at 12:34 p.m.)

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Ames agency wins six awards for advertising Innova Ideas & Services, an Ames-based marketing and creative services agency, was recently awarded six ADDY awards for excellence in advertising from the American Advertising Federation of Des Moines. In addition, one of Innova’s entries was selected as Best of Class. The company took home gold ADDY awards for: ■■ ■■

Innova Ideas & Services — Whimsy Soundtrack (Best of Class) West Central Cooperative — Annual Report

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Cyclone Club — Jack Trice Club Brochure Greater Than Goods — Web Site Sigler Companies — Stop-Motion Film Kum & Go — Video Proposal

“We are excited to have the work created by our talented colleagues recognized by our peers,” Sigler Companies President Beth Cross said in a statement.

—Daily Staff


Figures show Iowa, Ames rates increase Unemployment figures released before Spring Break by Iowa Workforce Development show a 0.1 percent jump in the Ames unemployment rate, from 4.4 percent in December to 4.5 percent in January. This increase corresponded with a 0.1 percent increase in the Iowa unemployment rate, from 6.5 percent to 6.6 percent, while the national unemployment rate dropped from 10 percent to 9.7 percent in the same period. Ames’ 4.5 percent unemployment rate for January represents 1,500 unemployed workers out of a labor force of 32,100.

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1. Was born and raised in Ames. 2. Owned a bar in Stratford for almost 20 years before going into glasswork. 3. Discovered her craft while working at a glass shop down the street from her bar. “I found myself just not wanting to go back to my real job,” she said. 4. Started her business in Ames about seven years ago. 5. The shop offers ready-made gifts, as well as supplies for and classes in making stained glass, and offers a 21-week course in the art. 6. Works of Glass also takes custom orders — the shop created a piece for Iowa State’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon house. 7. Her favorite part of the job is helping customers choose colors and styles of glass to fit the pattern they want to create. 8. And estimates that the shop has “kazillions” of different glass styles. 9. Is in the process of buying the building her shop resides in, and is proud of the transformation her shop has undergone since setup. 10. Says she believes in the adage that if you find a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. “It’s like I get paid for playing,” she said.

John Crawford, owner of Alpha Copies, and Marty Olson, of Ames, discuss the layout of a flyer. Alpha Copies participates in several charities and aid efforts, including the business’s recent donations for Haiti relief and to other faith-based organizations. Photo: Joseph Bauer/Iowa State Daily

Faith in the workplace By Micaela Cashman Daily Staff Writer The family of Alpha Copies is not afraid to expose its beliefs. “Serving an Original God in a world of copies” is displayed boldly at the top of the company’s Web site. “In one way it’s like a grin that we’re in the copy world,” said John Crawford, owner of Alpha Copies, 2310 Lincoln Way. “But it also means that we’re here because of what God has given us. We’re very open about that.” Crawford said that many of the conversations, sale items and even background music he has in his shop would not be found at most other places because of their association with religion. Most of the store’s music is Christian, and Crawford said he’s received many compliments on that. “In a world that says you have to be careful what you say and do, I’ve seen nothing but the opposite in my experience in the business world,” Crawford said. Alpha Copies has hosted a men’s ministry and differ-

ent student-run religious groups over the nearly five years they’ve been open. This, Crawford said, is just one of Crawford the perks of having his own business. Crawford did not attend college, and before opening Alpha Copies, was managing a Kinko’s in Des Moines. He chose to stay in the copy world because he enjoyed the retail side of business. “You see somebody doing their own thing for a long time and think, ‘I’d like to do that,’” Crawford said. He chose to open Alpha Copies in Ames because he grew up in the area and graduated from Ames High School. “I embraced the campus,” Crawford said. “I think I have a different perspective of students,” he added. “I find them to be focused and articulate, sometimes even picky.” He said many older people who work with students think they will be

lazy and apathetic. “Especially in the greek community, you see students as benevolent and giving, not only to the campus, but to the community,” Crawford said. “Being around young people makes me feel a little younger.” Alpha Copies’ services include, but are not limited to, printing for apparel and promotional items, binding, passport photos, invitations, business cards and resumes. And now that Crawford has his own business, he gets to call the shots. “If you’re an individual company, you can do things differently from others without being controlled by a franchise,” he said. According to Crawford and his wife, Becky, who is co-owner and bookkeeper of Alpha Copies, they value relationships more than other, larger companies. “We know that you could go to any number of promotional product providers, and we are honored [when they choose] us,” she said. They also maintain their turnaround time is “second to none.” Crawford’s business is involved

in and supports many different charities and organizations. For example, a few weeks ago, Alpha Copies screen printed 60 shirts for free for a girl with a rare disease in Des Moines. He said he also uses some money he would normally spend on advertising and gives it to faith-based organizations, churches, students or needy families. “With everyone who needs our help out there, we could either ignore it, help or be part of it,” Crawford said. “We choose to be part of it.” Recently, Alpha Copies agreed to sell purses made by Haitian women from The Women of Heartline Ministries Sewing Program and raised $1,400. Additionally, the business raised $1,500 on Valentine’s Day for Haiti. “It all came from customers,” Crawford said. He added that his charitable ways come from a call from God. “We’re all human, and sometimes I’m not proud of what we are,” he said. “We do this because we’re called to do it.”


Search for eggs on Main Street Interested in going on the hunt?

By Kyle Peterson Daily Staff Writer The hunt is on for shoppers on Main Street, as they search for hidden Easter eggs in 29 downtown businesses. Until April 3, participating businesses will have an egg hidden amongst their wares. Finding the hidden egg inside 10 different shops makes participants eligible for a prize drawing at the end of the hunt. Finding the eggs may sound easy, but Moore said some of the shops on Main Street have thousands of items on display. She knows where the egg is hidden at one local shop, and she appreciates the cleverness of the hiding spot. “I probably could have searched for 15 minutes before I found it,” Moore said. Each participant is issued a game card. “You can get a card in each one of these 29 businesses,” Moore said. Once participants find an egg, the shop’s owner or manager will initial or stamp the game card. And after participants find 10 eggs, they can turn in their game cards at any participating business or at the Main Street Cultural District office and are

Here are a few tips from those in the know. First, Moore said all of the eggs are visible and hidden in plain sight. “You don’t have to tear their store apart to find them,” Moore said. Second, it helps to know what you’re looking for, and that the eggs aren’t small. “They’re like a large goose egg,” Junkhan said. “They’re big enough that you can find.” eligible for a prize drawing. “Each [Cultural District] investor participating is also donating a gift,” Moore said. “At the end there will be drawings to draw all the prizes.” Prizes range from gift cards to an Easter basket and a massage. And though the promotion only just started, Moore said completed game cards have already been turned in.

Marg Junkhan, owner of Cook’s Emporium, 313 Main St., said the store has seen mostly mothers with children searching for eggs, but that more students may be coming on the hunt once they return from Spring Break. “Our experience so far is that everybody thinks it’s kind of a fun event,” Junkhan said. “The kids like the idea.” It’s also a great way to pull in new customers. “We think it’s a good way to get people downtown,” Junkhan said. She added that visitors to her shop often exclaim that they had no idea that Ames had a local cookware shop. “A lot of people are surprised,” Junkhan said. “I’m sure that other businesses are saying the same thing.” And that — introducing customers to the wide variety of shops in the Main Street Cultural District — is exactly the goal of the Easter Egg Hunt, Moore said. “This is a good opportunity to go in a lot of different types of stores,” Moore said. “We want people to find a business they’ve never been in and find the perfect thing that they need to take home.”

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Team granted supercomputing time By Sarah Gonzalez Daily Staff Writer Imagine using your desktop computer for research to solve problems like climate change, alternative energy and disease. Researchers working with supercomputers do exactly that, and the uses for those computers are growing, said James Vary, professor of physics and astronomy. “There’s a revolution going on in the way people will be using computers,” he said. Vary and his research team, including assistant researcher Pieter

Maris and ISU graduate students, were awarded 40 million supercomputer hours by the Department of Energy. One goal of their research studying nuclei of basic atoms is meant to provide theoretical models for nuclear reactors and a more sustainable source of energy. Vary and his team have already begun their research hours on the supercomputer, Jaguar, located in Oak Ridge, Tenn. “When I’m running Jaguar from my desktop here, it’s a lot like driving a Formula 1 race car,” he said, “You’ve got the best, fastest and most powerful machine in the world doing something

that you want it to do.” Vary also feels the weight of responsibility that comes with the privilege of using such a powerful machine. He wants to guarantee that results of his work will be worth the cost and energy spent to build and maintain a supercomputer, which has an electrical bill alone of millions of dollars. The monetary value of one supercomputer is almost impossible to imagine, but Jaguar is only one of the computers the U.S. Department of Energy has made available through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program. The department announced

in January that 1.6 billion supercomputing hours were awarded to 69 research projects. “The INCITE program provides powerful resources to enable scientists and engineers to conduct cutting-edge research in just weeks or months rather than the years or decades needed previously,” read the DOE Web site. The supercomputer Jaguar, which fills a building at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has 250,000 computers. The 40 million hours awarded to Vary’s team would be like all 250,000 computers running continually for seven days, or one computer running for 4,600 years.

Jaguar was recently named the fastest in the world, but computers are only getting faster. Blue Waters, supported by the University of Illinois, is expected to be the fastest supercomputer when it becomes available in 2011. Other nations, such as Japan, are continually competing with the United States for computing power. Vary believes the increasing amount of power being made available by these supercomputers is creating numerous career opportunities for students. “I’d be sure I was taking courses that would position me to be a player in this rapidly evolving business,” he said.

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New doctorate program proves successful at Iowa State By Whitney Sager Daily Staff Writer

The Board of Regents approved the formation of the program five years ago, and recruitment of potential students took place last year after all the details concerning the program had been finalized. Ramaswami said the program is “going phenomenally well” so far. “We have the best group of students.” This year, seven graduate students were accepted into the program, although as many as 8 to 10 students can be enrolled each academic year. Ramaswami said this limit was chosen because the business college only wants three or

After 25 years of presence at Iowa State, the College of Business finally has a doctorate program. The Business and Technology Ph.D. program is new this academic year and is the only Ph.D. program within the business college. “We have been wanting to have a Ph.D. program, I would probably say, actually for the past 15 years or so,” said Sridhar Ramaswami, professor of marketing and director of the Ph.D. program. CHECK US OUT ON THE WEB! Open Everyday at 10:30am

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“He was required to teach, and he was required to do research and he was to do service to the university, but he was not required to get tenure,” Sherinian said March 8. Krier’s attorneys from the Iowa Attorney General’s Office argued he was acting within the scope of his employment as an employee of the state of Iowa and is subsequently immune from liability, according to the defense’s motion for judgment notwithstanding verdict. The motion also said the plaintiffs “failed to prove they were entitled to punitive damages” and “received double recovery for alleged lost time because they in fact were paid by Iowa State for their time.” According to the memorandum supporting the defense’s motion, an employee in Iowa is acting within the scope of employment “if the employee is acting within the time and space limits of his employment and motivated, at least in part, by a purpose to serve the employer.”


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Spring semester, 2010 — we have only seven weeks left of you. If you’re graduating in May, you might just be in crisis mode. Either you’ve found a job and maybe even a place to live, but the thought of not being at Iowa State is something you’re still trying to adjust to. Or you’ve struck out time and again in your hunt for a future employer and aren’t quite comfortable with the thought of moving back to your parents’ home when your lease is up, come August. Either way, hopefully you won’t continue to accrue thousands of dollars in student loans every few months. In fact, the best case scenario: You’ll actually start to earn real money very soon. But, for those of us who aren’t facing what might seem like impending doom, we might just call the fast-approaching end to the semester amazing. The summer is so close — the 60 degree temperatures of early last week gave us a taste before the snow smacked that taste out of our mouths — and, hopefully, your summer plans — at whatever stage you find them — have you excited for what’s to come. Among the events to look forward to in Ames — the grand opening of the city’s Furman Aquatic Center, the Iowa Special Olympics and Iowa Games, among dozens of other conferences and events Ames and the university play host to over the summer months. And then there’s not being in Ames, which can be plenty of fun, too. Whether you’re planning on traveling — abroad, across the country, down the street or you’re spending the summer months on your mom and dad’s couch — or you’re just ready to dust off your clubs and get in a few rounds, there’s a lot to look forward to. Really, it’s hard to believe the semester — and school year — is already drawing to a close. It seems like only yesterday we were home to celebrate the holidays with families and to ring in the New Year with friends. Most of us can share in the understanding that there’s still way too much to accomplish in the next seven weeks, and, unfortunately, most of us probably didn’t make nearly enough progress on the work that’s left to do over break — that week of reprieve that offered the opportunity catch up, which most of us used for little more than much-needed rest and relaxation. Some of us may be holding onto the idea of not getting it all done. Hopefully, none of that includes plans to fail any of your courses.

Comments of the Day: The following comment was left in response to “LETTERS: What is GSB to spend our student fees on?” on Mar. 15. “Your logic seems to be that if you haven’t heard of a group or organization, it doesn’t deserve funding. Well, in my 6 years at Iowa State I never once heard of the ISU Space Society, which must mean they don’t do anything for students and don’t even deserve whatever’s left after that 81.6 % cut. Don’t worry though, I’m sure GSB will come around and cut funding for student legal services so that you can have free money for your hobby.” —“Brandon Janssen” The following comment was left in response to “LETTERS: What is GSB to spend our student fees on?” on Mar. 15. “I have been troubled by GSB spending as well. And they make you put ‘Funded by GSB’ on anything you buy. Well that is idiotic. It is not funded by GSB. It is funded by your student fees. Why do we need a middle man? A system in which a person can designate where their student fees go would be a better solution. Have it on AccessPlus with a list of groups that you can give a portion or all your funding. Or perhaps that is too extreme since change can be difficult to encourage. How about 20% of your student fees go to GSB for their discretion and 80% goes to clubs of your choice? And have it so that after a certain date any un-marked funds will go to GSB for dispersal.” —“Andrew Severin”

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Stop job spreading Legislation fails to create actual jobs; cut back on welfare and income tax


hursday, President Barack Obama signed a $38 billion piece of legislation aimed at creating more jobs. Optimistic estimates — according to The Associated Press — say the bill could potentially create 250,000 jobs by the end of the year. That comes out to $152,000 per job, if you’re willing to give the Democrats the benefit of the doubt — something I’m not typically inclined to do. So, instead, I have come up with my own plan to facilitate job creation. It is simple and straightforward, involving three basic changes: 1. Cut back or eliminate welfare and unemployment benefits. We currently have a system that pays people to be poor and unemployed. If your goal is to get people to find jobs, common sense would dictate that you shouldn’t pay them to do the exact opposite. To help illustrate this, I will give a hypothetical example. Say I want you to bake me cookies. That is my one goal in life. It seems to me, then, one very obvious thing I shouldn’t do in my attempt to accomplish this goal is to come to you and say, “I will pay you $10 as long as you don’t bake me any cookies.” 2. Cut back or eliminate the minimum wage. By forcing a company to pay at least a certain amount to employ someone, you take jobs away from anyone who isn’t able to generate at least that minimum amount in profit for the company. This is especially detrimental to lower-skilled workers, because it takes away their one advantage in the job market: a potential willingness to work for less. For example, if I was willing to pay you $10

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would lead to a larger tax base overall, so you might be able to cut taxes even more. Economic recovery will only happen by increasing the amount of productivity. In other words, we have to make more stuff. Taking money from one group of people and giving it to another — like the recently passed job bill — doesn’t actually create jobs. It just moves them around, because, as I illustrated in part three, taxes reduce the number of jobs. Economist and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution Thomas Sowell explains this saying, “ … government creates no wealth. Ignoring that plain and simple fact enables politicians to claim to be able to do all sorts of miraculous things that they cannot do, in fact. Without creating wealth, how can they create jobs? By taking wealth from others, whether by taxation, selling bonds or imposing mandates. However it is done, transferring wealth is not creating wealth. When government uses transferred wealth to hire people, it is essentially transferring jobs from the private sector, not adding to the net number of jobs in the economy.”

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to bake me cookies, and you were willing to bake them for $10, but the government forced me to pay you $20, the cookies wouldn’t get baked, regardless of the fact that we were able to reach an agreeable price. 3. Cut back or eliminate the income tax. Income taxes increase the difference between the price being paid by the employer and the wage being received by the worker. This, like the minimum wage, can make a perfectly agreeable transaction between two parties not happen. For example, say I was willing to pay you $10 to bake me cookies, but the government wanted 20 percent, so you only got $8. If you weren’t willing to make the cookies for $8, it wouldn’t happen, even though I was willing to pay $10. And, the wonderful thing about the “Hasenmiller Job Creation Plan” is that the money you save from cutting welfare and unemployment benefits can be used to reduce taxes, so that, in the end, it doesn’t even cost the taxpayer. Plus, the increase in the number of jobs

Movie Review:

Film hits middle mark


t’s that odd missing link between today’s flashy blockbusters and the blackand-white studio system films of a generation ago.“The Bounty Hunter” is a studio comedy, neither boring nor spectacular and worth a watch on date night, just not at full ticket price. The plot of “The Bounty Hunter” is guaranteed to draw an audience. Milo (Gerard Butler) is a slovenly ex-cop, now making his living bringing in bounties for a friend who sells bail bonds. Nicole (Jennifer Aniston) is his ex-wife and a news reporter who jumps bail on a court appearance to chase a lead on a police corruption story. Milo accepts the chance to hunt down his ex and bring her in with all the glee that any frustrated former partner would, and the story is set. I should note that of all the previews I’ve seen in the last three months, the one for this

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film always got the greatest crowd reaction. And oh, the whacky hijinks! Those old misunderstandings and convenient wrong-placeright-time happenstances crop up with improbable frequency and are intermittently truly humorous and overly predictable. The movie’s best scene involves Milo trashing Nicole’s apartment after breaking in, eating Doritos on her bed and then wiping his mouth on a lacy pillow. For every genuine laugh there are numerous near-misses, but none of the scenes were bad enough to make me regret my

ticket purchase. The acting is generally subpar. Butler’s usual likability is there, dialed up to 11 to try and woo the audience, but his haggard everyman character is still a little too vague for us to deeply connect with. Jason Sudeikis of “Saturday Night Live,” playing Nicole’s incredibly creepy office stalker, has so little energy behind him that he fails to coax laughs out of all but the most over-thetop gags. The movie’s sins aren’t in what it does but in what it fails to do. The mystery of what exactly Nicole has uncovered isn’t grip-

ping enough to really draw the viewer in and sustain tension for the entire film. The narrative floats along like fish belly-up on the Jersey turnpike, another casualty of an environment polluted by too much mediocrity for the act to be noticed. “The Bounty Hunter” is far from bad. It’s light and energetic enough to make a decent date movie. Anyone buying a ticket expecting an adventure film will be sorely disappointed, however. The few action scenes have been spoiled by the trailer. The elements of “The Bounty Hunter” are stock romantic comedy parts welded together with the kind of product-creation that often saps a film’s energy. No great offense is committed by the film, but it meanders and coaxes its laughs. The only crime here is being generic, but that’s hardly a capital offense.


Don’t forget pre-K education The following quote is by a man many Iowans are familiar with, Terry Branstad, who served as Iowa’s governor for 16 years, from 1983 to 1999. “I guess my feeling [about pre-K] is that it has to be done privately, not by the state. I don’t have any problems providing maybe for some lower-income people some financial incentives or assistance for that. And I do understand the benefit of preschool. But, I don’t know if that’s the responsibility of the tax payers. Providing tax-supported preschool for everybody. I think there are higher priorities in terms of education.” Since this same man is running for governor of Iowa again I have to ask, “Is Terry Branstad bad for Iowa’s young learners?” It appears the answer is yes. With that in mind, I have a few points I’d like to share regarding Mr. Branstad’s apparent lack of understanding. Learning does not begin once a child turns 5 years old. In fact, a large body of recent brain research has shown that the human brain grows more between birth and age 5 than at any other time in our lives. Why wait until the brain is 90 percent grown to fund education that meets specific standards and criteria, or to provide a licensed teacher who has specialized training? The definition of investment, according to Webster, is “the investing of money or capital in order to gain profitable returns.” In this case the investment is access to quality preschool for all. The returns, according to 123 different studies done over four decades, is that preschool has substantial impacts on cognitive development, on social and emotional development, and on schooling outcomes. An additional return is that enrollment in public

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preschools increased scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests at both fourth and eighth grade. The old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is worth serious consideration. When it comes to education, we can spend some money on prevention now by providing access for all to quality preschool, or spend a lot more money on fixing problems down the road — remediation, special education, at-risk programs, alternative schools. We build houses on a foundation because if you build a good strong foundation to support the house, the house will be able to stand up to adversity. Funding public education starting at age 5 is like building a house without a foundation. A child’s foundation is already in place by age 5 — after that, it’s too late. We then spend the next 13 or more years trying to fix problems that could have been avoided had we provided the proper foundation from the outset. Leaders of any organization, if they are to be successful and if they are to truly act in the best interest of the people they serve, do not ignore policy recommendations that come out of major institutes of research. Mr. Branstad needs to very carefully read and evaluate the research on early education and then, and only then, determine what he “feels” should be a priority. How can Mr. Branstad say that he understands the value of preschool when, clearly, he does not?

In education, we rely on a practice known as “making data-driven decisions.” This means decisions we make are based on research and not on “gut instinct.” Making datadriven decisions is not unique to the world of education and I’d like to think it is not unique to the world of government. Would it be under the leadership of Mr. Branstad? Iowa is leading the way in early education. We are the only state working toward providing sustainable funding for universal preschool for all, regardless of parent income. Prioritizing early education is vital if Iowa is to regain lost momentum when it comes to being the best in the country at educating our children. At the very least Mr. Branstad needs to become familiar with the research and open his mind to current realities. It’s not 1983 anymore. Policy recommendations from the National Institute for Early Education Research includes: ■■ ■■ ■■



Develop state standards for all preschool programs. Raise salaries and benefits to levels similar to K-12 counterparts. Develop valid measures of early educational quality incorporating recent research on early literacy, mathematical, scientific and social/emotional learning. Provide continuous training and quality improvement efforts to all preschool teachers and programs. Work together at federal, state and local level to establish a coordinated system of high-quality education and care for all 3- and 4-year-olds.

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ith the number of remakes floating about Hollywood, another remake sounded like just another film made to grab some cash and end on a sour note. I was a fan of the rock ‘n’ roll musical “Repo! The Genetic Opera” and assumed that the new movie “Repo Men” was based on it due to having the same concept and similar story events — just eschewing the singing parts for action sequences. Interestingly enough, they were developed completely independently — “Repo Men” is based only on a short novel begun in 1997, which was written shortly before “Repo!” a play written in 2000. So, with that in mind — learned shortly before going to view the movie — there was a tingle of excitement in the air while I wondered how bad or maybe how tolerable the semi-cheesy looking sci-fi action flick “Repo Men” would end up being. I was very happily mistaken. “Repo Men” is good — well, good enough for a sci-fi flick — but still good enough that I am looking forward to owning it. Just for a little background, the story hinges around a world at war suffering from extreme economic depression — ring any bells? A company has developed technology that can replace lungs, hearts, livers, eyes, ears, knees, spines … basically you can replace anything human about you with a machine substitute that doesn’t give out. Why should anyone suffer, anyone’s families suffer, because of death caused by organ failure when you can get it replaced and live on happily and carefree. Well, unless you fall behind on your payments, then repo men will come and cut you open to retrieve the organ, just the same as someone would repossess your car or house. The story is that simple. Forest Whitaker and Jude Law play two of the best repo men in the business. Law gets second thoughts about

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his career after he is injured on the job, requiring a new heart, and sees how similar he now is to the people whose lives he ends in repossession jobs. Naturally, a love interest appears and Law goes on the run. His boss, played by Liev Schreiber, sends Whitaker out to get Law’s misguided heart after relapsing on payments. While I watched this semipredictable story unfold, I was struck by the amazing soundtrack. The musical accompaniment used in “Repo Men” is an excellent example of how video and sound can be melded to create scenes that truly grab audiences and feel good, feel inspiring. The wonderful song choices move the story along from introduction to end without once slipping off beat or out of sequence — rarely do films get this right. The use of gore during the surgical procedures done by the repo men is well done and never seems superfluous. There is even a scene toward the end where one of these blood-filled events is made to be erotic. Yeah, seriously, slicing someone open becomes sensually, sexually seductive — a truly carnal experience. Yet another praise for this film involves a fight scene between Whitaker and Law. Both of them are Army-trained, and so are understood to be experienced and efficient. Rather than use some ridiculously flashy combat maneuvers that are less on the effective side and more just for show, as so many movies try to do nowadays, their fight is simple and looks like how two friends turned against each other would trade blows. The film’s jokes are well-timed

and just funny enough to garner a few chuckles without taking away from the action or storytelling. The audience is addressed with thoughts/statements from Law’s character to punctuate the notion that this is a book written for film — the novel that it is inspired from, “Repossession Mambo,” wasn’t released till March ’09 despite having been written 10 years earlier. And the dialogue itself is OK and thankfully not riddled with bad one-liners. There are a few downsides, of course. When you look past the story and into the logic behind the film, you have to make a couple leaps of faith. The glaring question is never dealt with as to how this future company that builds human organs can’t install something to track its clients whose payments have relapsed. This lack of technological ingenuity could easily have been remedied with a simple line of dialogue from Schreiber’s character: “Too bad the government banned us from putting tracking devices into our products,” or something to that effect. Ignoring that detail and a few others related to it are easy enough to do, though, so it doesn’t impede the progression of the film. The culmination of the story is where I began to worry. As the climax began, I thought, “Oh God, oh no, this is where it all goes wrong, this is where the movie dies.” Again, thankfully, I was wrong. The climax just looks a little odd and misguided, but it all works out excellently in the end. That, and there is yet another great use of a song stirred into an action sequence to appease the senses. “Repo Men” is one film lately that entertains without trying to be the next big thing. Go out, give it a watch and then go home and listen to the soundtrack as well. It’s a worthwhile investment of a couple hours and a few dollars and doesn’t require you to wear ridiculous 3-D glasses to enjoy the experience.

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Cover-ups show contradictions I have a message for my believing friends, and it’s something that believers should really listen to and think about. As a realist who doesn’t believe in God. I am often challenged to open my heart and let Jesus in. I am reluctant to do so without any evidence God exists. I am told that when one becomes a believer, they have a personal relationship with God and then God transforms you and finally you become one with the Lord. So from my point of view, I should be able to see the difference in the behavior of those who believe as compared to those who don’t believe. But I’m not seeing it. Especially in the latest news coming out about the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church. So let me be clear and direct about this, so you Catholics listen up. If there is an omnipotent God and a person or a religious group has a personal relationship with God then you wouldn’t be raping children — period. The Catholic Church would not be covering up for those priests who are raping children. Admittedly, this doesn’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but it does prove that the Catholic Church does not have a personal relationship with an omnipotent God, because if they did this sort of thing simply would not occur. As a member of the reality-based

Marc Perkel is the founder of the Church of Reality. community I am dedicated to believing in anything that is real. If God is real then I will believe. But how am I to determine if God is actually and truly real and which of the thousands of religions is the true one to follow? Turning to your Bible, the standard is, “You will know them by their fruits.” Clearly the Catholics have failed the “fruit test” because of the pervasive raping of children and the cover-up by the Vatican. As to the rest of religions and independent Christians, Muslims or other believers, you aren’t going to convert atheists unless you can show us God actually has transformed your life in a way that is observable to the realitybased world. Even if God can’t be observed directly, if you claim God has changed your life, then those changes should be observable in your life and in your religious group as a whole. And if these changes aren’t observable, then we in the reality-based community aren’t going to listen to what you have to say. If you are going to convert atheists, you are going to have to pass your “fruit test” to get our attention.


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Sports Basketball NCAA Men’s Tournament Scores Sunday, March 21 Midwest Region No. 2 Ohio State 75, No. 10 Georgia Tech 66 No. 5 Michigan State 85, No. 4 Maryland 83 West Region No. 1 Syracuse 87, Gonzaga 65 No. 6 Xavier 71, No. 3 Pittsburgh 68 South Region No. 1 Duke 68, No. 8 California 53 No. 4 Purdue 63, No. 5 Texas A&M 61 East Region No. 2 West Virginia 68, No. 10 Missouri 59 No. 12 Cornell 87, No. 4 Wisconsin 69

NCAA Women’s Tournament Scores Sunday, March 21 Dayton Region No. 1 Connecticut 95, No. 16 Southern 39 No. 2 Ohio State 93, No. 15 St. Francis 59 No. 12 Wisconsin-Green Bay 69, No. 5 Virginia 67 No. 7 Mississippi State 68, No. 10 Middle Tennessee 64 No. 8 Temple 65, No. 9 James Madison 53 Memphis Region No. 11 San Diego State 74, No. 6 Texas 63 No. 3 West Virginia vs. Lamar, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento Region No. 3 Xavier 94, No. 14 East Tennessee State 82 No. 6 Vanderbilt 83, No. 11 Depaul 76 Kansas City Region No. 1 Nebraska 83, No. 16 Northern Iowa 44 No. 11 Arkansas-Little Rock 63, No. 6 Georgia Tech 53 No. 10 Vermont 64, No. 7 Wisconsin 55 No. 2 Notre Dame 86, No. 15 Cleveland State 58 No. 8 UCLA vs. No. 9 North Carolina State, 9:30 p.m. No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 South Dakota State, 9:30 p.m.

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Late Virginia comeback not enough to stop upset By Travis J. Cordes Daily Staff Writer Celeste Hoewisch scored 23 points to lead underdog No. 12 Wisconsin-Green Bay in a nail-biting 69–67 win over No. 5-seeded Virginia at Hilton Coliseum on Sunday night. Green Bay becomes the lowest seed to win in the 28 women’s NCAA Tournament games this year. Kayla Tetschlag added 14 points and six rebounds for the Phoenix (28–4), a them that is coming off a disappointing overtime loss to Cleveland State in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals on March 12. The win is their 10th in their previous 11 games. Down 20–11 early in the first half, Green Bay used a 17–3 run in the middle stages of the half to pull ahead and grab a 34–27 lead at halftime. An early surge right after the break catapulted the lead to 49–33, Green Bay’s biggest lead of the game. Virginia cut the Green Bay deficit to one in the final minute, but the Phoenix never relinquished the lead they had held since the 5:18 mark of the first half. Virginia’s struggles from the free-throw line ultimately led the Cavaliers to their demise, as they missed 5-of-6 attempts from the charity stripe in a crucial two-minute span at the end of the game. On the other side of the spectrum, Green Bay made 34 of its 40 attempts from the free-throw line, which helped the Phoenix negate the 31 glaring turnovers they made in the contest. ACC Player of the Year Monica Wright led the Cavaliers (21–10) with 34 points, eight rebounds, and six steals in the losing effort, as Virginia lost four of its final five games of the season.

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Two careers end with titles ISU seniors crowned champions, Long finishes in second By Shane Lucas Daily Staff Writer OMAHA, Neb. — While two careers ended as best as they possibly could have, one nearly started the same way. Seniors Jake Varner (197) and David Zabriskie (HWT) left as champions, while freshman Andrew Long (125) fell just short as the ISU wrestling team finished in third place at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Omaha, Neb. “We gave the Iowa State fans something to cheer about,” said coach Kevin Jackson. “They had to wait a long time in this tournament to really cheer about something.” Long opened the night’s action against Iowa’s Matt McDonough, who he had yet to defeat in his career. Long was one of the surprises of the tournament as he entered the finals as a No. 5 seed. Momentum was certainly on his side after defeating No. 4 Anthony Robles of Arizona State and top-seeded, undefeated Angel Escobedo of Indiana to reach the finals. After a few near takedowns in the first period by both wrestlers, McDonough struck in the second. Fol-

Iowa State’s Jake Varner celebrates his win over Nebraska’s Craig Brester in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday. Varner won the national championship at 197 pounds with the win. Photo: Dave Weaver/The Associated Press

lowing a Long escape, McDonough scored a takedown and tacked on 1:14 of riding time. Long erased the riding time in the third, but McDonough managed another escape and held Long off for a 3–1 decision.

Varner, Zabriskie finish careers boasting 100-plus career wins, NCAA titles By Jake Calhoun Daily Staff Writer OMAHA, Neb. — Jake Varner did something uncharacteristic of himself Saturday night after winning his second NCAA title — he smiled. “I don’t know if I was bested by Dan Gable,” Varner joked after his victory in front of a sold-out crowd at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb. “We have the same amount of titles, I just made it to the finals more time. No, to be put in the same sentence with [Gable and Cael Sanderson], they’re legends in wrestling. Just to be put in the same sentence as Cael is something special. “I look up to that guy. He’s one of my best friends, he’s my mentor, he’s my idol, and it’s just something awesome to be part of.” Varner, the 13th four-time finalist in NCAA history, defeated Nebraska’s Craig Brester for the sixth time in his career, taking down his rival by a 5–2 decision. The ISU senior had beaten Brester in last year’s 197-pound championship by a decision of 2–1 to capture his first NCAA title after placing second two straight years at 184 pounds. “Those first two years that I took second, those were hard,” Varner said. “My goals coming into college were going undefeated and win four titles. I still didn’t win the title [after my freshman year] and that kind of made me work harder. I worked even harder the next year and I lost again. Those are things that

“I’m very disappointed with that match,” Jackson said. “I thought Long wrestled the best tournament of anybody in the tournament, beating [Anthony] Robles and then beating [Escobedo]. He was on track to get

you just kind of think of, they’re in the back of your head. You don’t dwell on them, you just learn from them.” Their final match started as it usually did between the two foes — they continually locked horns and looked for a sign of weakness, an opening for them to make their move and capitalize. Brester’s solid defensive awareness prevented most of Varner’s first-period attacks from connecting, ultimately forcing a restart in the middle after an attack by Varner was dodged. Varner almost gained the perfect position for a takedown after the restart, but Brester caught him in the act and shoved the striking Cyclone senior off as they again braced themselves. Tensions for this match rode high, as a scoreless first period kept fans on the edge of their seat. Varner escaped from the down position to take an inevitable 1–0 lead at the beginning of the second period. Brester escaped to tie the score at 1–1 with 1:39 to go in the match after starting the third period in the down position. Varner managed a takedown with 58 seconds left to take a 3–1 lead as the entire crowd erupted. Brester managed to escape 14 seconds later to make the score 3–2, but another takedown by Varner with eight seconds left sealed the deal for the Cyclone senior. “He’s the best, hands down, in the country,” ISU coach Kevin Jackson said of Varner, who finishes his collegiate career with an overall record of 121–10. “You’ve seen some great wrestlers out there, but Craig Brester is a very capable wrestler. His only losses over the last couple of years have been to Jake Varner. We had to beat him four times this year. That is a very difficult thing to do against a quality guy, and to score two takedowns in the final against a kid

this thing done. You live and learn, and he’s going to live and learn from this experience.” Varner entered a loud, sold-out Qwest Center to defend his 197 title against rival Craig Brester of Nebraska. The first period was filled with tense grappling, but no scoring. Varner tallied the first points of the matchup with a quick escape in the second period, but Brester went right back to playing defense. Brester tied the score with an escape to start the third period. After more indecisive grappling, Varner struck Brester with a takedown with less than a minute remaining. Brester managed another escape to bring the score to 3–2 and went on the offensive. Varner then countered one of Brester’s attacks to take him down with less than 10 seconds remaining to clinch his second straight 197-pound title. Varner turned and let a yell out as the fans roared, echoing a scene from last year’s finals. “Craig is a tough guy, we’ve wrestled a lot,” Varner said. “That last takedown, I knew he had to come after me, and I was ready for it.” The Cyclone fans were still buzzing as the heavyweights approached the mat to conclude the night. After he hurdled Duke’s Konrad Dudziak, to whom he had lost in last year’s semifinals, Zabriskie was back in fa-

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in almost his hometown is a very difficult task.” Varner capped off his senior season with a perfect 31–0 record, and handed Brester his third loss of the season. For Cyclone fans, the night didn’t end with Varner’s second title, as one match was left to go in the championship round featuring one of Varner’s closest teammates. Senior heavyweight David Zabriskie faced Oklahoma State’s Jared Rosholt for the 10th time in his career. Zabriskie, who had avenged last year’s semifinal loss to Duke’s Konrad Dudziak by beating him in a 6–5 decision in this year’s semifinals, was 6–3 against Rosholt going into his final collegiate wrestling match and had both won and lost against his Cowboy rival during their two previous meetings this season. Zabriskie and Rosholt began their final bout as Varner and Brester had begun theirs ­— scoreless. They used the first period to plot their moves, test each others’ strength and wear each other down in what looked like another potential overtime match between the two. Zabriskie and Rosholt had gone to overtime twice in their prior nine matches with Zabriskie winning both decisions. After an escape by Rosholt from the down position, Zabriskie took him down with 24 seconds left in the second period before another escape by Rosholt evened the score at 2–2 to end the second period. Zabriskie scored his third point to go up, 3–2, after escaping from the down position to begin the third period. From then on, Rosholt fired off a frenzy of desperation attacks to try and cause the upset, but Zabriskie began backing away defensively, causing an array of boos from the crowd before

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Senior Lisa Koll is all too familiar with being at the front of the pack. That’s exactly where she found herself at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 13 and 14, as she paced the field to capture the NCAA title in the 5,000-meter run. The senior distance runner from Fort Dodge put the field well in the rearview mirror, winning by nearly 11 seconds over second-place finisher MarieLouise Asselin of West Virginia. Koll’s time of 15:39.65 was not even her quickest of the season, but proved to the rest of the NCAA field that even when she’s not at her best, she can win a tight race. The 5,000 championship was Koll’s second of her career, and she still had another opportunity to accomplish an individual title in the 3,000-meter run. Koll had the quickest times in the nation in both the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs and after delivering on the expectations for the 5,000, she was a clear favorite to win the 3,000. Koll’s coach, Corey Ihmels, saw her last opportunity to run indoor track as a Cyclone at the NCAA Championships as a result of her hard work all season long. “Lisa has worked really hard to get to this point and have the opportunity to run at nationals,” Ihmels said. “We hope she gets out there and does what she’s capable of doing.” In Saturday’s 3,000-meter run, she started out doing exactly that. Koll was able to stay ahead of the field for the first 13 laps of the race, but was unable to edge everyone out at the very end. Angela Bizarri of Illinois was able to run down Koll and hold off a rally from Koll on the final stretch of the race to beat out Iowa State’s nine-time All-American for the title by just a short .12 seconds. Bizarri, a NCAA Cross-Country Champion in the 5,000-meter run, brought home first place with a time of 8:57.40, becoming part of an elite group of runners to win an NCAA Championship in both indoor and outdoor track seasons, as well as in crosscountry. Koll’s second-place finish in the 3,000 is the

The Cyclones have been in recovery mode for the last two weeks after an unusually low score and loss against Iowa on March 5. Last week, the team managed a victory while tying its season-high score, winning 196.225–195.300 over Minnesota on Saturday. The team, now 7–7, has been fighting the odds in order to make a comeback for the last few meets after injuries and faltering performances have plagued the team all season. This week’s score was a full two points higher than its score against Iowa. “I’m proud of the direction the team has gone the past two weeks,” coach Jay Ronayne said in a news release. “We had a few curveballs thrown at us this meet, and the team responded well. On floor, it has been a weak spot for us since we lost Melanie Tham to injury two weeks ago. “Also, Anna Robey wasn’t able to work out this week due to sickness, and we had to take Jessica Rizzi out of the floor lineup in warm-ups because of an ankle injury. Rebecca Ellis stepped in the floor lineup at the last second and got her job done.” The Cyclones have dealt with many injuries over the season, especially with the seniors, and several of the freshmen have been tossed into the rotations in order to round out the lineups. Ronayne said the freshmen have been struggling throughout the season, but he also said they are learning what it takes to be a Division I athlete at the most important time of the season – right before the Big 12 Championship.

Iowa State’s Lisa Koll reacts after winning the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Koll ran the event with a time of 15:39.65. Photo: Beth Hall/The Associated Press

first time this season that she has competed in a race and not emerged as the winner. Despite losing her unblemished personal record, Koll’s outstanding performances at the NCAA Championships gave Iowa State a 10th place finish in the team standings. This was Iowa State’s first ever top 10 finish at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The men’s and women’s track and field teams now have the outdoor track season facing them as the first meets will take place Friday and Saturday. The Cyclones will be split up to begin the outdoor season with partial squads traveling to Arlington, Texas, for the UT Arlington Invitational and another division of the teams going to compete in the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Cyclones soar through break with 8–1 record By Michael Zogg Daily Staff Writer The Cyclones are far from the sub-500 team that entered Spring Break with a 10–11 record. Iowa State has been riding high all week long. The Cyclones (18–12) managed an 8–1 record over the break, spanning two tournaments and a pair of mid-week games. The win streak makes the team six games over .500 as it heads into the Big 12 schedule next week. The Cyclones final two games were canceled due to weather, but Iowa State salvaged a win in both games at the Billiken Invitational to accompany wins Thursday and Friday over Southern Illinois and Saint Louis. The Cyclones broke the weekend open with a five-run third inning against host Saint Louis as they cruised to an easy 8–1 victory. In the second


game of the tournament, the Cyclones fell behind early, with Western Michigan jumping out to a one-run lead in the first inning. The Broncos kept Iowa State quiet until the fourth inning when sophomore Dalyn Varela and freshman Tori Torrescano traded doubles to get the Cyclones on the board. Iowa State then added runs in the fifth and sixth innings to bring the final margin to 5–1. The team has been winning with a mix of offense and defense. Over the nine-game stretch during Spring Break, Iowa State has outscored its opponents 48– 21, including a 20–4 advantage over the last three games this week. Despite all the senior talent and leadership on the team this year, the Cyclones have been led offensively by their younger players. Sophomores Varela, Heidi Kidwell and Bianca

easy takedown. Another Rosholt escape tied the score at the beginning of the third period at 2–2. Zabriskie later answered with an escape of his own to take the lead. Zabriskie then held off Rosholt, despite catching a stalling warning, and grabbed a 3–2 decision for his first championship. “If anything, I was going to take another stalling call over giving up a two-point takedown in short time,” Zabriskie said. “Then if it went into overtime, I could scrap it out in overtime. Everything worked out in my favor, so I’m not complaining.”

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miliar territory with Oklahoma State’s Jared Rosholt. Despite his 6–3 career record against the Cowboy, Zabriskie wasn’t taking any chances. The matchup began like the many others they have had. No scoring occurred in the first period as the two fought for position. Rosholt opened the second period with an escape but later lost his balance falling out of bounds, giving Zabriskie an

While two seniors ended their careers on high notes, Nick Fanthorpe (133) and Mitch Mueller (149) fell just short of All-American status with lastsecond losses Friday. Mueller fell to Bucknell’s Kevin LeValley by a 7–6 decision in overtime. Mueller actually had the lead in the final minute of the third period, but missed on a takedown and allowed LeValley to counter and grab two late points to tie the score. “It’s disappointing, man, just disappointing,” Jackson said Friday night. “There’s no way in the world he really should have

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Lopez and freshman Erica Miller are leading the Cyclones in hitting this season with, averages of .421, .376, .342 and .323. In addition to the offensive boost the team has gotten from its youth, the Cyclones have found a second pitcher to go along with staff ace, junior Rachel Zabriskie. Freshman pitcher Torrescano stepped up this week going 3–1, bringing her record up to 3–3 for the season. Torrescano’s first win as a Cyclone came against UC Santa Barbara. In the game, she allowed five unearned runs to go with her four RBI to help the Cyclones. Zabriskie, for her part, became the school’s all-time leader in strikeouts, becoming the first Cyclone to reach 500 strikeouts and overtaking alumni Courtney Dully ‘s previous mark of 495 strikeouts.

Cal Poly Tournament ■■ Cal Poly — W 4–2 ■■ Cal-Santa Barbara — W 11–5 ■■ Cal Poly — W 6–2 ■■ Sacramento State — L 4–1 ■■ Sacramento State — W 4–3 Regular Season Games ■■ Southern Illinois — W 2–1 ■■ Saint Louis — W 7–2 Billiken Invitational ■■ Saint Louis — W 8–1 ■■ Western Michigan — W 5–1 ■■ Western Michigan — Canceled ■■ Saint Louis — Canceled a hamstring that was surgically repaired six months ago.” Jon Reader (165) also fell one match short of All-American status. Dalton Jensen (141), Duke Burk (174) and Jerome Ward (184) were all defeated in the second round of the consolation bracket while Andrew Sorenson (157) lost in the first.

a nagging hamstring injury he had been dealing with all season. “His performance here is a tribute to his toughness and what kind of guy he is because he probably shouldn’t have even been wrestling,” Jackson said. “But he came that close to becoming an All-American with

lost that match. I know he’s disappointed, we’re disappointed for him and it’s just amazing to me that we allowed that one to slip by.” Fanthorpe also fell in overtime, losing 7–5 to Maryland’s Steve Bell in sudden victory. Fanthorpe held an early lead, but may have been hindered by

Rundown of Cyclone wrestlers at the tournament 125 — Andrew Long (RFr.)

America status was cut short by No. 1 Brent Metcalf of Iowa in the quarterfinals and then a loss in the consolation round ended the senior’s career. Mueller won 93 career matches.

Coach Kevin Jackson said Long had the best tournament out of any ISU wrestler, as he beat No. 4 Anthony Robles and No. 1 Angel Escobedo en route to a championship loss.

wrestlebacks he won his first match, before losing to Missouri’s Dorian Henderson to become the first ISU senior eliminated.

133 — Nick Fanthorpe (Sr.)

Varner became only the 13th wrestler in NCAA history to advance to a championship match four times. It was there that he beat Nebraska’s Craig Brester, to win the 197-pound title for the second straight year.

Reader was upset by Old Dominion’s Chris Brown after giving up a last-second takedown. In the wrestlebacks, Reader put together a string of three impressive victories before losing and falling one win shy of All-America status.

Jensen lost his first career match in the NCAA Tournament. Jensen redeemed himself by beating Nebraska’s Mike Koehnlein, but lost in his next match to be eliminated.

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The improvement of the freshmen was indicated on the floor exercise this week, where Ellis scored a 9.725 on her collegiate floor debut and Elizabeth Stranahan tallied a career-high 9.800, which helped the Cyclones notch a 49.025 on the rotation. “The freshmen have been doing so well the last two meets,” said senior Ashley Kent. “They’ve stepped up more and they know they can hit. They know we expect them to hit as well, so it’s a relief that they can start to compete at that level.” Senior Jody McKellar said the three replacement freshmen have been working very hard in practice and it has shown in their performances. The freshmen have been work-





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been gaining their confidence once again. The recent success of the freshmen, the season-high tying score and the win over Minnesota were just what the Cyclones were looking for to wrap up their regular season competition. Next up they have the Big 12 Championship on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb., which would have been an unwelcome challenge if it had been scheduled several weeks earlier. “We went through a dip,” Kent said. “We had injuries, but we’ve stepped up again. We’re back on track and we’re focused.” Ronayne is also pleased that his team has managed to rebound, and he said the team has begun to relax again at the right time. He said the Cyclones are as ready as they are going to be for the Big 12 Championship.

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there has paid off.” This was the first time Iowa State had multiple wrestlers win national titles since 2002, when Aaron Holker (141), Joe Heskett (165) and Cael Sanderson (197) all took first in their respective weight classes en route to leading their team to a second place finish in Albany, N.Y. Jackson couldn’t have asked for a better way to end his first year at the helm of the Cyclone wrestling program. Advancing three wrestlers to championship matches and having the two seniors win their final matches to be crowned national champions is an experience that cannot be easily matched. “For us to end the tournament with two champions, and to have Zabriskie and Varner walk out of here being national champions in the time they spent at Iowa State,” Jackson said. “Getting over 100 wins apiece and they’ve been proven winners and consistent performers, they deserve to be the best and deserve to be national champions.”

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Pisces: It’s an investment. Today’s Birthday: The cosmos provide the challenge of intense work this year. To make the most of your opportunities, keep your purpose in mind with the help of a note on your mirror or a mantra on your tongue. Observe carefully before you criticize. Dream as big as you dare!

Solution: 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

distance allows you to perceive the level of caring. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Words truly matter today. What you say now could come back to haunt you. Stick to practical concerns if possible.

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 might take up a new area of study now. Someone needs to do the research, and it might as well be you.

Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- A female livens up the work environment with rude jokes about people in power. Try not to fall off your chair laughing. Remember the punch line for later.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Set the bar high where communication is concerned. Clarity is essential. Add persuasive language to clinch the deal.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- The taskmaster is back! Never let it be said that you can’t get the work done. Let co-workers fend for themselves.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Who said hard work can’t be fun? If you have someone to share the task, you can enjoy the sore muscles. Add good music, and a tea party later.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Today you understand what someone’s been trying to tell you for the last few days. Sometimes

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Ease into work. You don’t need to hit the ground running. Take

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a moment to review and choose the best strategy. Caution wins over impulsiveness. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 5 -- Try to get off the hot seat today. You’ve taken enough punishment. Use your talents to escape, or wave a magic wand and disappear. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -- It’s Monday. Embrace your work, pay attention and save the dreamy mood for later. Persuade yourself that you’re in the right place. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -Today is an 8 -- Personal energy feeds on basic logic. What you see, in many ways, is what you get. No frills are necessary just now. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Dip into cash reserves for a creative purchase. Be sure you’ve shopped for a bargain, but also demand quality. It’s an investment.

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“We’re Claiming Ames in the 2010 Census!”

from PAGE 1 warned repeatedly of the impact of more than $900 billion in tax increases and Medicare cuts combined. “We have failed to listen to America,” said Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the GOP leader. The measure cleared a critical early test vote, 224–206, a few hours after Obama and Democratic leaders struck a compromise with anti-abortion lawmakers whose votes had left the outcome in doubt. The president issued an executive order pledging that no federal funds would be used for elective abortion. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., and a handful of fellow abortion opponents said they were satisfied and announced their support for the bill. A





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Sometimes I walk back home at three in the morning, and I feel safe. I don’t get to do that in Malaysia. It’s dangerous to walk alone at night over there, especially in big cities.” He has been the webmaster of the American Culture Acclimation Society and the International Student Council, which he said is his way of getting involved while being at Iowa State. Also, he clarified that even though he is not the most sociable guy, he still tries to fit in with the Ames community and other international students. “I get along with people I can relate to, regardless of their culture,” Jayasingam said. He said it was crucial for any potential students that come from Malaysia to get in touch with current Malaysian students at Iowa State so they can get acclimated. “They have to blend in well and observe the American culture, too,” Jayasingam said. Antonio Cordero, graduate student in ecology, evolution and biology, is an immigrant from Venezuela who came to the United States 10 years ago, settled in the state of Maryland with his mother and sister and then moved to Ames a year ago. “My father and my uncle still live in Venezuela. I miss them all the time. It’s been 10 years since I last saw them,” Cordero said. “But no matter how long I live here, nothing will ever replace them or the culture that I grew up with.” Cordero also felt the need to reach out to potential Hispanic students and said he emphasized the importance of getting to know the current Latin American students at Iowa State. “I don’t want to say that they should stick to other Latin American students, because then they wouldn’t be doing anything related to the American culture, but they’re going to have to because otherwise they might feel depressed. Sometimes the American cul-

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bate this week. Other concerns about the bill include how the law might be enforced, if passed, and what the penalty for violating the law might be. A person violating the law could be charged with a minor misdemeanor or reckless driving. If using a phone resulted in an accident, the driver’s license could be suspended. “It’s hard to tell what amount will get you to stop texting,” Wessel-Kroeschell said. Questions have also been raised about how the legislation would affect insurance rates and, if charged with such an offense, how a person

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potential volunteers to get information from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau as soon as possible and said it will change the life of just about anyone who signs up and participates. “The first year I was doing it was more of a new and neat thing for me to do,” Hieber said. “Frankly, our athletic department wasn’t using the facilities, and I was in charge of them at that point. When you volunteer for something like this, you get far more out of it than you give back, and the impact is so great.” After her first year, she was hooked and has been closely affiliated with Special Olympics Iowa ever since. The first couple years of the games were successful. They were on the outdoor track, which Hieber said was in better condition at that time, until the third year, when it rained during the games. That year, Lied Recreation Athletic Center had just opened its doors, and Hieber, being senior associate athletic

spokesman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed skepticism that the presidential order would satisfy the church’s objections. Passage of a central health care bill already cleared by the Senate would send it to Obama for his signature. For the president, the events capped an 18-day stretch in which he traveled to four states and lobbied more than 60 wavering lawmakers in person or by phone to secure passage of his signature domestic issue.

ture can come across as cold compared to the Latin American culture,” he said. Cordero said he still feels comfortable with both the Hispanic students and the American students because he finds it easy to relate to them despite all the cultural differences. He said he usually tends to be reserved about his personal experience as an immigrant because he fears that people won’t be able to fully understand. “I’m very successful here, but a lot of times I think it’s sort of a trade off, and maybe it’s better not to be a successful person and be with my family,” Cordero said. “A lot of people don’t really understand how hard it is to leave the people you love behind, move to a different culture and learn another language.” Ben Pomlett, junior in civil engineering, came to Iowa State last semester as a foreign exchange student from England. He said he has enjoyed his stay in Ames and, as he prepares for the end of his final semester, he refers to Ames as one of the best places he has ever been in his life. Pomlett said how easy it was to fit in. “People seemed to be genuinely interested in learning about my culture and speaking to me. Most of them were amazed by my accent,” he said. “As soon as I moved to the dorms I got to know people instantly and became friends with them very quickly.” Pomlett said he hasn’t felt homesick, considering that he went back home during Christmas break, and he talks to his family and friends from England on Facebook all the time. “As long as I’m in the company of good friends, I will always feel at home.” Pomlett said. Pomlett said how much he loves eating at Jeff’s Pizza Shop, 2402 Lincoln Way, which he referred to as brilliant. He felt the need to share his gratitude with the Ames community as well. “I would like to thank the people of Ames for being such a welcoming community,”



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Pomlett said. International Students and Scholars adviser Virginia McCallum works with several programs that try to bring international students and Americans together. “We match international students with people in the community with the purpose of friendship. We coordinate large group meetings, and we also encourage students to meet individually,” McCallum said. McCallum said it’s challenging to find Americans who are willing to get involved. “We spend the majority of the time trying to recruit Americans students, and it’s very difficult,” she said. “Part of it is because Iowa is very homogeneous, and many people are very uncomfortable meeting with people from other cultures.” However, McCallum also said the programs can be successful and have fulfilling results. “Sometimes people become really good friends, stay close for years and travel around the world to each other’s weddings,” she said. McCallum coordinates large group and couple meetings for the students and people in the Ames community, and she helps coordinate social gatherings where students exchange food from their home countries and share their traditions. “We also plan trips for international students to Chicago and Mall of America,” McCallum said, adding that Americans who are willing to volunteer get to go on the trip for free and encourages Americans to get more involved in these kinds of activities. “The United States is a big and powerful country, but with very little contact with people from other parts of the world. I think we should learn about other cultures, their viewpoints, and what’s important to them,” McCallum said. “To me, it’s a matter of patriotism and public diplomacy. We have the chance to show what we’re really like, and we have a chance to learn from other cultures.”

would prove his or her innocence. Should phone records be turned over to the police? Or would that constitute an infringement of privacy? All these questions are up for debate in the House this week. If the Senate’s version of the bill is not passed by the House, the bill is sent to a conference committee, which brings both senators and representatives together to find a compromise both parties believe their respective chambers would be willing to pass. If the House passes the Senate’s version of the bill, the bill would bypass the conference committee and go straight to Gov. Chet Culver’s office. The governor would then have the option to sign the bill into law or veto it.

director primarily taking care of facilities, decided to move everyone into Lied. It was the first athletic competition to be held in the venue and has remained there ever since, along with swimming in Forker Hall and soccer in Beyer Hall. Hieber said it’s hard to list everything they have done, but feels Iowa State and the Ames community have played key roles in the development and success of the Iowa Special Olympics. With more than 800 volunteers on an annual basis, Special Olympics Iowa has benefitted from fundraising and the use of Iowa State’s athletic facilities, as well as the Olympic Village provided to the athletes via residence halls. “What I really like is that the athletes are so appreciative of everything and anything. For me, the pleasure of knowing these individuals [are] getting to practice and compete on the same level as a Division I institution, it just speaks volumes,” Hieber said. With great opportunities for those with intellectual disabilities, the Iowa Special Olympics provides lifelong

participation for athletics and the same benefits afforded any person or athlete. The program helps raise awareness, largely through fundraising, for those with disabilities and reaches out to those who never thought they could or would participate. After a person with intellectual disability turns 8 years of age, he or she can participate in the games. Hieber said they have even had an 80-year-old participant in the games. Hieber said Iowa State and the Ames community have made it possible through fundraising for the athletes in the games to not have to pay for their involvement, of which she is very proud. Asked the one thing she would tell people about the Special Olympics, Hieber had this to say: “To me, the tremendous courage and discipline that an individual with intellectual disabilities demonstrates, day in and day out, their patience ... it’s an overwhelming strength they possess. And you look at them and you will never have a reason to ever complain again.”


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