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Students ready voices for Lip Sync By Kayla Kienzle Daily staff writer Greek Week Lip Sync performances start this week, but participants have been preparing for the competition for months. Practices for the choreographed dance started Feb. 12. Since then, fraternity and sorority pairings have met three times a week for two hours each time. Those who direct and choreograph the dances, called co-chairs, have been preparing since January with brainstorming ideas, themes and costumes. “The main duties as a co-chair are coming up with an eight minute skit that portrays the positive life of the Greek community,” said Kaitlyn Fish, senior in elementary education and a sorority co-chair. There are at least two cochairs from each house of the pairing which makes for four or more coaches to help lead. “We all share the duties; it’s great to have people to help, especially those that have been struggling with choreography,” Fish said. Participants put in many hours to perfect the dance, in hopes of making it to final cuts, which will be performed Friday in CY Stephens. “Making it to final cuts is really important because it’s worth a lot of Greek Week points,” said Sadie Kelly, senior in graphic design and a participant in this year’s lip sync. There are 13 pairings, but only five perform during final cuts. “There are so many people that come to watch final cuts, and it’s nice to see all our hard work paying off,” Kelly said. All lip sync performances are open to the public at no cost. First cuts are 7 p.m. Tuesday at CY Stephens, and final cuts are at 10:30 p.m. Friday.
Photo: Nicole Wiegand/Iowa State Daily A female bald eagle takes off out of the hands of Sharron Quisenberry, vice president for Research and Economic Development, while a male eagle waits to be released by Lisa Nolan, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, at McFarland Lake Park on Saturday.
Eagles finally SOAR By Erin.Toohey @iowastatedaily.com
The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Wildlife Care Clinic and Save Our Avian Resources successfully released two rehabilitated eagles
The Wildlife Care Clinic is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to provide medical attention, rehabilitation and facilities for injured or orphaned wildlife, according to their website. They also educate the public on the importance of native
wildlife and environment, specifically Iowa’s and the Midwest’s. Save Our Avian Resources is a non-profit organization based out of Dedham, Iowa, whose primary
Teach-in addresses partnership By Randi.Reeder @iowastatedaily.com
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GREEK WEEK: Kicking off a week of competition
Junior Jacob Ertz, left, and senior Lucas Ledger lead the Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Pi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon pairing in their role call dance on Central Campus during the Greek Week kickoff event on Sunday. Read more about the Greek Week kickoff online at iowastatedaily.com/news.
The City Council Chambers were filled and trickled over into the lobby with attendees at the “After AgriSol Teach-In.” Saturday’s forum — held by Occupy Ames/ISU — hosted discussion on past land investment deals in Tanzania between energy company AgriSol and Iowa State.
Relay for Life unites people of Story County By Hayley.Lindly @iowastatedaily.com
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on Saturday at McFarland Park in Ames. “The release was really successful and went without any hitches,” said Tasia Nielsen, head staff member at the Wildlife Care Clinic and senior in animal science.
Photo: Nicole Wiegand/ Iowa State Daily Paper bags inscribed with the names of those affected by cancer light the track at Lied Rec Center.
More than 1,230 people from Story County united at Relay for Life for 12 hours on Saturday. Leslie Burg, a cancer survivor, was the honorary survivor Friday night at Iowa State’s Relay for Life. On Jan. 11, at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, cancer survivor Burg and her Above and Beyond Cancer group hosted the highest elevation Relay for Life. “Often, survivors compare their journey to that of climbing a mountain. I can now relate to that analogy first hand,” Burg said. Burg was diagnosed with abdominal cancer when she was about 10 years old. A year and a half after being
told she had defeated the disease, she was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, which she continues to battle today. At the beginning of Friday’s event, Burg told the story about her climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa with the group Above and Beyond Cancer. According to the organization’s website, the group plans trips for cancer survivors and caregivers that are strategically designed to energize and inspire the public while providing context for the participants’ cancer advocacy work. The Lied Recreation Athletic Center was filled with people who had similar stories of how Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society has helped those lives that have been affected by cancer.
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Lecture: Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement When: 7 p.m. What: Anne Clifford is the Msgr. James Supple Chair of Catholic Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State. She will discuss the work of environmentalist, women’s rights activist and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Maathai. Where: Sun Room, Memorial Union
Laser Swords and Sandals: Star Wars and Rome When: 6 p.m. What: The Star Wars saga has been a cultural phenomenon for over 30 years, and assistant professor of ancient history Ralph Covino is a true aficionado. His talk discusses the influence of so-called sword-and-sandals films like “Ben Hur” and “Spartacus” on the Star Wars series. Where: Sun Room, Memorial Union
Nancy Girard, educator of visual literacy for the Brunnier Art Museum, introduces patrons to the new exhibits on Sunday. “Brunnier in Bloom” showcases talents of floral designers.
Police Blotter: March 18 Joseph Schutte, 22, of Williamsburg, Iowa, was arrested and charged with public intoxication (reported at 2:23 a.m.). Erica Chamney, 23, 1207 Delaware Ave. Apt 14, was arrested and charged with assault on a peace officer (aggravated), public intoxication and interference with official acts (simple) (reported at 2:35 a.m.). Steven Potter, 26, S 16th Ave. Apt. 402, was arrested and charged with public intoxication (reported at 6:19 a.m.). Marcia Austin, 5118 Buchanan Hall, reported damage to a vehicle window in Lot 62 (reported at 10:40 a.m.). Gregory King, 21, 3909 Marigold Drive, was arrested and charged with operating
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while intoxicated (reported at 12:21 p.m.). Benjamin Cash, 21, 918 Arizona Ave., was arrested and charged with driving under suspension (reported at 7 p.m.). Dennis Joshua Jr., 19, 238 Linden Hall, was arrested on a warrant held by the Ames Police Department at Linden Hall. He was transported to the Story County Justice Center (reported at 9:59 p.m.). Richard Watkins, 23, 4912 Mortensen Road unit 524, was arrested and charged with failure to appear (reported at 10:30 p.m.).
Vehicles driven by Ellen Little and Kristi Warren were involved in a property damage collision in Lot 89 (reported at 8:23 p.m.).
March 20 Blaise Busing, 21, and Johnathan Busing, 27, both of Stanhope, Iowa, were arrested and charged with public intoxication on the 200 block of Welch Avenue. They were transported to the Story County Justice Center (reported at 1:27 a.m.). Elizabeth Marshall, 822 Maple Hall, reported the theft of a bike at Maple Hall (reported at 4:51 p.m.).
A Florida man who said he became “addicted” to hacking into email accounts, including those of celebrities Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson, will plead guilty Monday to nine counts, according to court documents. Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Fla., said he started hacking as a curiosity and it “snowballed.” He said he “didn’t know how to stop.” “I deeply apologize. I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone could experience,” Chaney told CNN affiliate WAWS/WTEV in Jacksonville in October 2011. According to a plea agreement released Thursday, Chaney faces up to 60 years in prison on federal charges that include unauthorized access and damage to a protected computer and wiretapping. He also could be fined $2.25 million and ordered to pay restitution.
‘The Hangover Part III’ gets release date What’s crazier than waking up to a tiger in your Las Vegas hotel room, or having an altercation with a drug-dealing monkey on the streets of Bangkok? We will find out next year. “Hangover” director Todd Phillips said “Part III,” due out in 2013, will be the last installment of the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter we have planned,” Phillips said. “It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, despair and bad decisions.” The flick is set to open on Memorial Day weekend — the same weekend that 2011’s “Part II” release earned $85 million at the box office. Bradley Cooper, Zack Galafianakis and Ed Helms are all set to return.
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>>AGRISOL.p1 Ed Fallon, a former member of the Iowa General Assembly and host of the “Fallon Forum” radio show was the first to speak to give an overview of the past partnership of AgriSol and Iowa State University. Fallon pointed out that he had only been able to get one person on his program, the communications director of AgriSol Henry Akona, who is “willing to dialogue,” which Fallon called “a really, really important step” in the process of understanding these type of situations. “You can’t try to figure out what to do with a situation like this if the other side’s not willing to dialogue,” Fallon said. The speakers were divided into two panels with time for questions after each panel. The first panel discussed and explained how funding at land grant universities has changed significantly over time and the steady downfall of funding in the last 10 years. David Osterberg, founder and executive director of the Iowa Policy Project, showed an IPP report put out by the state of Iowa about funding for state universities like Iowa State and University of Iowa. Osterberg pointed out that “research universities are being forced to search many places for funding because where they used to get funding is no longer coming in, in the area it was.“ Because of this decrease in public funds, universities have had to look
Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily Ed Fallon, leader in the Occupy movement in Iowa, speaks during a teach-in hosted by Occupy Ames/ISU on Saturday. Fallon gave an overview of AgriSol and Iowa State’s partnership to begin the teach-in.
elsewhere, which included corporate funds. “By 2012 the part of the pie that got a whole lot smaller was the universities,” Osterberg said. Paul Johnson, former chief of National Resources Conservation Service and former state representa-
>>RELAY.p1 American Cancer Society really helped his family,” said Sponsorship Chairman Tim Sheets, senior in civil engineering. While everyone at the event was there for a common cause, each individual had their own personal reason as to why they relay. “I relay for friends and family. I lost my friend of 14 years, Andy, when I was 15. My aunt is a
>>EAGLES.p1 mission is to save our avian resources through raptor rehabilitation, education and research. Nielsen said that there was a great turnout of roughly 200 people. “It was our first big public release. Usually there are only about eight to 10 people there, who are associated with the clinic” Nielsen said. The program started off with storyteller Mike Havlik from the Des Moines YMCA telling a story about lead and talking about lead poisoning cases. Then, Kay Neumann, executive director of Save Our Avian Resources, and Nielsen told the stories of the two eagles, one male and one female. The male eagle, Nielsen said, came to the Wildlife Care Clinic on Feb. 19. He came with two other eagles, one was dead upon arrival, and the third did not survive. All three eagles had lead poisoning. “We kept him for about four or five days until he was in stable condition, and could stand and eat. Then we transferred him to SOAR where they had flight pens,” Nielsen said. The four year old female eagle was rehabilitated at the clinic. “We got her from Dickinson County, and she had lead poisoning. She was very sick, couldn’t keep down anything. She had to go through three weeks of therapy,” Neumann said. The eagles were banded before the release to make it easier to track and keep track of them. “Hopefully, though, we
tive, talked about land grant universities like Iowa State as in “who we are and what we come from.” Johnson quoted former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin in saying “Drill baby drill,” as meaning to “drill back into our history” of what a land grant institution is supposed to be.
breast cancer survivor,” said Kaitlin Reimnitz, senior in psychology. This year the theme of the event was “Survivor: Outwit, Outplay and Outlast cancer.” In coordination with the theme, there was a designated area called Exile Island where participants could pay to “exile” another participant for up to 30 minutes. “Since our theme was ‘Survivor’ this year, we decided to give [the cancer survivors] ban-
won’t hear about them again for a while,” Neumann said. Dr. Bianca Zaffarano, the supervising veterinarian for the Wildlife Care Clinic, then introduced Dr. Lisa Nolan, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Sharron Quisenberry, vice president of research and economic development, who both got to release the eagles. Educating the audience about lead poisoning was the “central theme,” Nielsen said. “Lead does really nasty, horrible things to raptors. It interferes with their red blood cell count and prevents them from getting enough oxygen,” Neumann said. Neumann said that, since September, there have been 20 cases of eagles with lead poisoning in western Iowa. Only four of them are still alive today.
“We’ve been doing lead poisoning research and have a database of over 200 eagles that had lead poisoning when tested. Over 60 percent of those were from ingestion of lead, and most of those were because of lead slugs hunters use,” Neumann said. Neumann explained there is non-toxic ammunition, which is made with a mixture of metals such as iron, copper and tungsten, and that 60 percent of the birds in the database would not have gotten sick if hunters used the nontoxic ammunition. “It’s just so sad because it’s completely preventable,” she said. “We see lots of accidents happen to birds that we can’t do much about, but we can prevent this. And most birds who get lead poisoning don’t survive.” Nielsen said about 99 per-
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Carolyn Raffensperger, director of the Science & Environmental Health Network, told her story of sitting on her North Dakota farm and making a phone call to Delta and Pine Land Company, a corporation that had worked as a public/private partnership to create new seeds for agri-
danas to wear. We always give them a meal, gift baskets and write them a personal note,” said Survivorship Chairwoman Laura Hoaglund, senior in meteorology. Co-President Ashley Yingst, senior in genetics, will be attending Des Moines University next year for pancreatic cancer research. Yingst said she has the hope that one day cancer will not exist. “As a genetics major I understand the cent of the raptors they get at the Wildlife Care Clinic are hit by cars. However, they had more poisoned eagles this year than usual. “We usually only have one or two, but this year we’ve had five or six already. We had one come in just last week with high levels of lead and weren’t
culture terminator technology that produced suicide seeds. These seeds farmers could not save. Talking to a vice president of the company over the phone, she demanded her money back. “This had been paid for by your public money and my public money, and I didn’t like it,” Raffensperger said. Matt Ohloff, organizer of the Food & Water Watch, said that his organization is to “release a report about the national trends of how land grant institutions have recently started catering to corporate agribusiness, which has impacted public policy.“ Panel B discussed different agriculture models, the impacts and the new visions they had for land grant universities such as Iowa State. Other speakers included Adam Mason, policy organizing director of Citizens for Community Improvement; George Naylor, the past president of the National Family Farm Coalition; and Francis Thicke, an organic dairy farmer, scientist and educator. Two petitions were mentioned and audience members were encouraged to sign them host Deborah Bunka. One was “a call by Occupy Ames[/ISU] to have Bruce Rasseter, co-founder of AgriSol and president of the ISU Board of Regents censured by Gov. [Terry] Branstad on the grounds of gross conflict of interest for his involvement of the partnership between AgriSol, Iowa State University, and the government of Tanzania.”
prevalence of cancer,” Yingst said. “It’s non-discriminating.” There were several different options regarding entertainment for participants, including a coloring table, an educational booth, face painting, inflatables and a photo booth. Individuals who raised over $250 received access to the VIP lounge that provided Subway sandwiches, snacks and a gaming system. The survivors also had a designated area.
able to save it. It’s just becoming an increasing problem,” she said. Though there are many difficult times in the jobs of wildlife rehabilitators, releases like this one make it all worthwhile. “It’s the best feeling ever. Your heart flutters because
you got to save these animals, and now they’re going to be free again. I think everyone in the audience felt a similar feeling,” Nielsen said. Neumann agreed: “It was a good day. Releases are such great rewards for rehabilitators. It’s so exciting to see birds make it.”
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Program cuts may be necessary Iowa’s regents universities continue to find themselves in financially hard times. Most recently, the University of Northern Iowa administration decided to end a total of 58 programs, including 22 majors, to pay for a budget shortfall this year of about $1 million and anticipated cost increases next year of about $4 million. A few years ago, Iowa State narrowly avoided a reorganization of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that would have consolidated majors into departments of humanities and social sciences. Some programs, especially at the graduate level, died. We could not be all things to all people. Similarly, other public universities such as Northern Iowa are supported with tax dollars because the people have decided that the institution benefits the state as a whole in addition to the students taking classes and paying tuition. Now, all recipients of public monies are competing with a smaller pool of resources. The pool is smaller for two reasons. First, and less relevant now that Iowa’s economy is in a reasonable state of recovery, is that the economy’s deterioration in 2007-2009 led to a decrease in tax revenues. Second is the eagerness of Republicans in the Iowa House of Representatives to cut the state budget. While Senate Democrats want $34 million in additional spending for the coming year and Gov. Terry Branstad wants an additional $20 million, House Republicans want to cut spending by $31 million. As officials confront those possibilities, students need to understand that Iowa’s public universities are designed to specialize in certain fields rather than defending a quality education in everything from physics to history to engineering to French. Iowa City has the liberal arts school; Ames has the school for agriculture and science and technology; Cedar Falls has the school for education. Our public universities cannot be allowed to suffocate as funds dwindle. At the same time, maintaining such extensively comprehensive course offerings cannot be allowed to suffocate the state’s financial soundness. The public world is about pulling together, whether that consists of scrap metal drives and rationing during such crises as World War II or paying more tuition to make up for less state funding or not majoring in geology at a teaching college. All too often, students see only their side of the issue and demand more funding in their editorials, columns, letters and trips to the Capitol for events such as Regents Day. Realizing that we are one of many public programs may be the best lesson from a public education. Editorial Board
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Traffic cameras ineffective Law enforcement should be regulated by people
ife under tyranny is hardly a life at all. This principle is illustrated by the state motto of New Hampshire, “Live Free or Die,” and one of the most well-known declarations from the lead-up to the American Revolution, Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty, or give me death.” Although it is hyperbolic to compare the use of red-light and speeding cameras in favor of actual law enforcement officers enforcing laws to tyranny, the issue is an issue of importance where political liberties are concerned. Some of the most controversial actions in Iowa politics over the past two years have come from freshman tea party Republican legislators elected in 2010. This time, however, they have done a good thing. Last week a House committee passed a bill prohibiting the use of “automated traffic law enforcement systems” (red-light and speeding cameras), which is now available for debate by the whole House. The effect of that law would be to forbid and end the use of cameras that enforce red stoplights and speeding laws. While it is convenient for cities to install such cameras at their intersections to cut down on personnel costs and keep the peace by exerting minimal effort — for example, between August 2011 and December 2011, the city of Des Moines netted just more than $375,000 — the automation of law enforcement and bureaucracy only worsens the distinction between people and government. A republic such as ours is not supposed to be merely “government of the people” and “for the people.” In his classic definition of the American political system, President Abraham Lincoln included “government by the people”
By Michael.Belding @iowastatedaily.com when he spoke at Gettysburg in 1863. The whole point of a republic is that the people are the government. In the ancient world, rotation in office was a hallmark of any democratic or republican system. Many city-states determined who held what offices by casting lots. Citizenship was — and should still be — defined by participation in the public world, and each resident able to transcend his own private needs had an opportunity to participate. It may not be possible for us all to participate in the republican ideal of rotation in office, and indeed most Americans seem apathetic and unwilling to tune in to the news, form an opinion, discuss it amongst themselves, vote in elections and even stand for office. Nonetheless, one thing we can do is prevent the government from taking advantage of that apathetic and complacent attitude. Impersonal law enforcement is a dangerous game. Without living police officers who must exercise judgment, whom an accused may face — one of the cornerstones of criminal procedure, protected by the Bill of Rights — government becomes even more removed from the people. Without requiring police officers to pull over offending drivers themselves, legislatures — the people themselves — allow guilt and the subsequent fines to become foregone conclusions. Traffic cameras are machines. And, like every other machine to have existed, they fall out
of calibration, wear out and otherwise become unable to function properly. They have no ability to recognize context or circumstances, have no ability to investigate and make decisions based on an entire situation and cannot make split-second judgment calls. I do not think it is very necessary to ask how many of you have been pulled over by a police officer, and sometime between his or her arrival at your car window and his or her final return to the police car, that officer has exercised some kind of discretion, and higher or lower, has adjusted the fine you then have to pay or the citation you receive. All parts of the political process, including law enforcement, are about discretion. A police officer on duty at midnight in Huxley, for instance, might pull over a 22-year-old driving a Ford Mustang for going 5 mph over the limit. He might then, upon seeing that the driver seems like an honest kid, decide to let him go without issuing a citation because he “has bigger fish to fry” that night. Or, if the driver is an arrogant kid with no respect for authority, the officer might give him a ticket to drive home the idea that speed limits are important. Relying on individual people who go home at the end of the day to enforce laws makes governments more accountable to the citizens they are supposed to serve and protect. When a piece of equipment rather than a person charges you with a crime, even one as miniscule as running a red light or speeding, there is a less-than-standard opportunity to influence the legal process as it pertains to you. Political freedom requires that the agents of government be approachable and be drawn from the mass of ordinary citizens.
Michael Belding is a senior in history and political science from Story City, Iowa.
Obama is far from socialism L
ast week, I submitted a column concerning the deterioration of educated debate among the proponents of both the right and the left, where there is no doubt this is attenuating our former political prestige. Now, you’d think everybody, regardless of political affiliations, would indeed be in agreement, resoundingly, of debates supported by strong factual backing. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Contrasting my statements were opposing comments, which, with all due respect, were rather terse and unlettered. I was indeed perplexed by the claims that my column merely reiterated “lefty” name-calling, when I had done nothing of the sort. As if the concept of education was simply liberal (the political party, not the actual meaning) dogma? This disregards, of course, the fact that some of the greatest minds, who could debate vociferously might I add, were Conservative and Libertarian. One ignoble statement struck a fine chord I found to be rather perturbing. It was the “Barack Obama is a socialist” trump card. Again, the claim was made without any factual evidence, and it won’t suffice to be categorized as an actual argument, and even if
By Michael.Glawe @iowastatedaily.com said argument were established, it would be laughable. Yet, I find this statement to be rather irritating, so I will address it, with an educated and researched approach, using unbiased sources. First of all, a proper definition of socialism: “support for governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods” from Merriam-Webster. Now, we must investigate Obama’s administration and its involvement in the economic collapse following the tumultuous year of 2008. The economy was shrinking at a frightening speed, and any president would have intervened to save the country at the discretion of this nation’s top economists. If anything, the stimulus package was an indulgence in a hands-off approach to the banking crisis. Obama’s trust in the banks was betrayed, however, and one particular instance should instill
compunction among us citizens, with a particular uneasiness among socialists themselves. It was March 15, 2009, when news broke out that executives at AIG would receive millions of dollars in bonuses allocated from the stimulus package. In addition, taking control of car companies, to save jobs, is still not socialism. In fact, when the government took control of the failing companies in 2009, and fired certain CEO’s, they sold the shares as quickly and feasibly as possible. Wouldn’t a socialist government retain these companies? Where, then, do we look for signs of socialism in the Obama administration? Perhaps it is hidden within Obama’s tax policies. The taxing of the top earners in our country would certainly bring about suspicions of wealth redistribution, indicative of socialism. However, Obama’s top two income tax rates, 36 and 39.5 percent, would still fall well below the tax rates we have had over the past six decades. The top rates were at 90 percent or more from the ‘40s to the ‘60s, an age defined by its resentment of communism and socialism. In fact, Ronald Reagan, the champion of the right, cut the top tax rates down to 48 and 50 percent, and upped capital gains
taxes from 20 to 28 percent. In addition, provisioning tax breaks for lower classes is merely a progressive economic technique. Obama’s comparably weak tax policies, compounded by the variety of tax loopholes, would be contemptible under a socialist program. If Obama isn’t a socialist under his tax policies, then maybe he is under his healthcare mandates, requiring almost every American to have insurance. If the Affordable Care Act were socialism, it wouldn’t have an opt-out system for states effective in 2017. Obama merely restructured the healthcare system, going nowhere near the extent of socialism. In fact, it is strikingly moderate. For instance, Romneycare is quite similar to Obamacare, in that it relies heavily on private insurers. The “Obama is a socialist” claim is factually untrue. The stimulus packages, tax policies, and healthcare mandates offer up flimsy evidence for a socialist administration. Alas, epithets replace evidence nowadays. It is quite easy to sway an uneducated crowd to succumb to the same ideological dogma. But to say this would be to
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AgriSol-ISU efforts helpful Tanzania needs ISU networking as a ‘vital asset’
After reading Ahna Kruzic’s column about AgriSol, I found that there were some misleading facts about the Tanzania project as well as Iowa State’s role. The global food demand by 2050 is projected to increase by 70 percent. With that being said, we need to find ways to increase yields on the land already in production. However, increasing yields to a sustainable level won’t be enough. In order to meet global demand, we must search for tillable land elsewhere, which means going to places that currently don’t meet their production potential. These areas that lack production need to be assisted in order to alleviate the world’s growing demand for food consumption. By being ignorant to possible areas to develop in foreign countries, costs for food will rise to unprecedented marks. The government has tried and failed in its efforts to develop areas in the world, like Tanzania, in the past due to the impatience in letting their investment mature. The government has had its chance,
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and it dropped the ball. Now it is time for someone else to step up to the plate in the form of capitalism. Quick rebuttal to Miss Kruzic is that I would much rather have my money “stolen” by competitively driven businesses than having the government pick my pocket to be redistributed to people who give no contribution to society. Anyway, I have no problem with a company like AgriSol investing its money and resources to help bring more food to the world and help a local population lead a better life. It’s not only a business investment, but an opportunity to make a country better — through development — consequently, giving hope to a country that someday could have the same pleasures as the United States. Biased organizations like the Oakland Institute spin stories to whatever fits their motives, in turn building upon the wave of bad media that distort the public’s view of the truth with regard to refugees and the project as a whole. AgriSol has repeatedly stated that it will not build where refugees are located. According to a recent op-ed
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in The Des Moines Register, Bruce Rastetter went further and stated that under no circumstances will AgriSol facilitate or advocate the removal of any refugee from any land. Iowa State University, which was formerly associated with the Tanzania project for consulting purposes, is no longer on the project. Even if Rastetter is the Board of Regents chairman, Iowa State should not have backed down from this project simply for the fact that it is a world leader in agricultural education, not to mention working with similar projects in Uganda. Iowa State would be a vital asset to Tanzania by implementing modern agriculture farming techniques, as well as using its mass network of
private businesses to execute these practices. It’s sad that politics have interfered in allowing Iowa State to help tackle a global issue that would undoubtedly make a difference in the global economy. As a stakeholder of Iowa State and the state of Iowa, I am proud of a fellow Iowan who takes a proactive stance in tackling global food issues and developing countries such as Tanzania, compared to being reactive and waiting for the government to do something. In the words of Norman Borlaug, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and native Iowan, “Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.” Apparently Occupy ISU would rather see the world starve.
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security without my consent. I still feel this way, but a few years ago, I heard a story of a transgender girl who was ambushed by three men at night in a parking lot. They threatened to “make her take it like a woman,” among other things. However, she was able to scare them away by brandishing her handgun. Thankfully, they left without her needing to shoot. As someone who sympathizes with the plights of the LGBT community, I could not ignore the message of this story. I still hate guns. I will still not buy one. I sincerely wish we lived in a society where men like those would-be rapists did not exist and that girl
didn’t need a gun to defend herself. Sadly, it seems that violent crime will always be a part of our reality. Sensible people continue to speak out for reasonable gun-control laws every time a shooting gains national attention, but sadly even such laws — though I think they would be a huge improvement — would not make violent crime disappear. As much as it pains me to say it, it seems that I will always have to accept the fact that my neighbors might not share my pacifist values. I will have to accept that they may choose to hold a lethal weapon next door. If you choose to own a gun for your protection, I can’t stop you. But gun owners be warned: If you do choose to own a gun — knowing the risks — and if that gun happens to kill or injure my future children, I might find that my pacifist values are flexible.
Bring back ‘Just Sayin’s’ column I need to get something off my chest. “Just Sayin’” has to come back. Its removal was unjustified and an overreaction in an attempt to quell the fires burning over a larger issue. Allow me to provide a quick recap for those who don’t know or don’t remember what happened with “Just Sayin’”: Two comments were published in the same day, referring to “squinteys.” There has been extensive debate on whether this was intended as a colloquialism to refer to ground squirrels or a racist term for persons from East Asia or of East Asian descent. Regardless, it was interpreted by many to be offensive. Nearly everyone that has publicly commented on the issue, if not everyone, has acknowledged that the statements should not have been published and should have been caught by the Daily staff. To be fair, even members of the Daily staff have openly apologized numerous times. In the end, the section was removed. I should be clear from the start: The cease of existence of even a few racist statements in a newspaper is most assuredly a beneficial thing. However, the total removal of “Just Sayin’” is a far greater
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censorship than is necessary to accomplish this task. I write this because there are bigger problems at stake here. Everyone makes mistakes, and we are meant to learn from them. Yet, rather than learning from said mistakes, we ignored them altogether. Instead of dealing with the problem, we made it go away. What does it say about us if we let this thing beat us? We see a few potentially racist statements, and we immediately run away scared. We can’t face this issue. It’s too big and too difficult to tackle, right? Wrong. In my three years at this wonderful institution, I’ve come to know a few things about how we operate. And I can assure you that’s not who we are at Iowa State. I’ll admit that prior to this debacle, I had never heard of the term “squintey” in reference to ground squirrels. Once the article came out and the discussion started, I was angry at first. They shouldn’t have published that! Whoever submitted that is a bigoted asshole! But then I thought some more, and I read some more.
>>OBAMA.p4 slander some of the rational thinkers of the Conservative party. Leaders such as Conservative economist Bruce Bartlett states: “Socialism means public ownership of the means of production. Obama does not believe this. Therefore he is not a socialist.” Even Ron Paul, the libertarian candidate, claims that Obama isn’t a socialist; rather, he is
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Guns essential to keep peace I hate guns. I sincerely wish that we lived in a society where violent crime was nonexistent and the issue of gun rights was irrelevant. I really wish that it was possible to take away all the guns held by civilians today and that no one would ever experience a situation where they felt a gun was necessary, with the exception of hunting of course. But it seems that law-abiding and peaceful citizens like me will forever be at risk of the occasional massacre by a mentally ill Jared Loughner, or a self-appointed vigilante such as George Zimmerman. This is why I’ve always hated guns. Every gun that is purchased is a danger to everyone around, and though that danger can be mitigated through training, safety precautions and so on, it still allows someone else to choose to put my life in danger for the sake of their own perceived
I realized that whether the statement was meant to be racist or meant to refer to squirrels, it was still the result of some degree of ignorance. Either the person(s) didn’t know that the term could also be racist, which is what I hope to be true, or the person(s) is racist and has never taken the time to really get to know or understand any East Asian individuals or their varied cultures. In any case, the person is ignorant. This is when our reaction becomes extremely important. Racism will never just “go away.” The broadest definition of what I believe is our best tool in fighting racism is a constant global learning process. We cannot expect an immediate transition for the ignorant. If one is trained and brought up to believe something, it can be extremely difficult to entertain the possibility of a different truth. This is true of everyone. Everyone is ignorant of some things and no one knows everything. This is why we cannot run or hide from the problem. We have to show people what is true, and we have to allow others to provide us with new knowledge as well. We have to make a deliberate effort to share our cultures with those around
“corporatist.” Politifact rates the “Obama is a socialist” claim as a “pants on fire” falsity. I have yet to see any conclusive evidence from anybody making this claim, and I will probably never receive the evidence, since it’s not true. It seems that our citizenry tends to jump to conclusions about policies it has no knowledge about. I am hostile towards these people who feel they can make their
us, and an even stronger effort to understand the cultures of others. “Just Sayin’” had a very unique position in that a huge variety of people read it, people that didn’t read any other part of the newspaper. It certainly could have been used to show people what is and is not acceptable. That’s not to say that the section should be pre-written by anyone or that it should be censored extremely carefully, but rather that derogatory statements in certain areas — such as racism, homophobia and sexism — should not be tolerated. I don’t ask that nothing offensive is ever published. That is an impossible task and, frankly, would be a far cry from free speech. “Just Sayin’”has never been about furthering any of these negative concepts, and its removal has solved nothing. “Just Sayin’” truly has the ability to provide an example that people will listen to, because the words come from them and their peers. All that is required is a doublechecking process to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks. I think “Just Sayin’” should be returned to its home at the Iowa State Daily. Just sayin’.
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Cyclones fall to Longhorns Team optimistc despite defeat
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Women’s golf team shoots new records By Erik Hendricks Daily staff writer The ISU women’s golf team finished second out of 15 teams this past weekend at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tuscon, Ariz. First place went to Texas Tech, with a score of 858. Iowa State was close behind with a score of 865. With that score, the 2012 ISU women’s golf team shot into the history books, scoring the second-lowest three rounds of golf in school history. The team was led by Prima Thammaraks and Punpaka Phuntumabamrung, who tied for ninth place with scores of 216. Close behind was Kristin Paulson, who finished tied for 13th place with a score of 218. Iowa State will be on a break until April 21 when the team competes at the Lady Buckeye Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.
Volleyball: Photo: Nicole Wiegand/Iowa State Daily Freshman pitcher Madison Jones winds up for a pitch against Texas at the Southwest Athletic Complex on Saturday. Jones gave up three hits in four innings pitched in the Longhorns’ 7-3 victory over the Cyclones.
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ERA SPORT: Baseball/softball DEFINITION: An acronym for earned run average, which is the mean of the earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings. USE: Texas entered its tripleheader against Iowa State with an ERA below 1.50, which is one of the best in the nation.
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The ISU softball team lost all three of its games against No. 6 Texas in Ames this weekend. The series kicked off the Big 12 schedule for the Cyclones (9-18, 0-3 Big 12) and marked their first homestand since early February. Despite losing all three games this weekend, there were a number of positives taken away from the series. The Longhorns (26-2, 6-0 Big 12) sport a team ERA below 1.50 and are one of the top all-around teams in the nation. The Cyclones put up nine runs total on the weekend and led for parts of both Friday’s and Sunday’s games, proving that they are capable of playing against a more talented team. “We did play with them for parts of it,” said junior Tori Torrescano. “We have to take that with us, and the fact that we put up runs on a team that doesn’t give up a lot of runs.” Torrescano started both Friday’s and Sunday’s games on the mound for the Cyclones, in addition to driving in two runs Saturday afternoon. “We took steps of improvement,” said freshman Madison Jones. “We obviously still have a lot of work to do, but I think overall we had a lot of good progress throughout the games.” The Cyclones received a strong pitching performance from Jones on Saturday as she threw 4.1 scoreless innings to end the game. “I thought she came in and kept them off balance,” said ISU coach Stacy Gemeinhardt-Cesler.
By Cory Weaver Daily staff writer The Cyclones got their spring season underway Saturday in Omaha, Neb., with a 2-0 victory against North Dakota State and a 2-1 loss to host Creighton. Coach Christy Johnson-Lynch said earlier in the week that sophomore Victoria Hurtt would be getting a lot of playing time this spring. Hurtt led the Cyclones with 11 kills in the win against the Bison. Jamie Straube recorded nine as well in the straight-set victory. In the team’s second matchup of the day, Hurtt shined again, this time with eight kills. Rachel Hockaday chipped in seven, and Straube and Tenisha Matlock had six as well. Johnson-Lynch also said they planned to do some “creative” things with Matlock this spring. Despite never having served in a regular-season game, Matlock showed off her versatility against the Bluejays with a pair of aces. On the defensive side, Straube had two solo blocks and redshirt freshman Tory Knuth got one as well. Iowa State continues its spring season 2 p.m. Saturday against Illinois at Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Sunday, however, Jones gave up four earned runs without recording an out. After Sunday’s game, Gemeinhardt-Cesler was uncertain of the reason for Jones’ lapse. “Whether it’s them just seeing her from yesterday and making those adjustments quickly or she didn’t have the same command that she had, I’m not sure,” Gemeinhardt-Cesler said. The Cyclones kept themselves in games by playing a fairly mistake-free brand of softball throughout the weekend, recording just three errors total. “We didn’t make a lot of mistakes, which is also an awesome thing, because they’re known to be a pretty clean team,” Torrescano said. In a conference as competitive and highly skilled as the Big 12, maintaining an optimistic attitude is very important for the Cyclones, especially when they lose. “I think one thing we took away is jumping out, getting ahead early and definitely never easing up to teams like this because they will come back and bite you,” Jones said. The Cyclones did not begin the Big 12 season as they had hoped, but they are always hopeful for the next game. “You still have to just keep on working,” GemeinhardtCesler said. “Who’s going to be able to gut it out and tough it out? You’ve just got to keep fighting.” The Cyclones move on to face in-state rivals Northern Iowa on Tuesday and Drake on Wednesday.
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Photo: Grace Steenhagen/Iowa State Daily Celine Paulus smiles at her team during her performance on floor on Feb 20. At the Big 12 Championships on Saturday, Paulus earned the Big 12 vault title.
Big 12 Championships results in tie for 2nd By Isaac.Hunt @iowastatedaily.com No. 2 Oklahoma won the Big 12 Championships on Saturday, as expected. However, the real fight was between No. 25 Iowa State and No. 19 Missouri for second place. Going into the final rotation, Oklahoma had a onepoint lead and had yet to compete on floor, in which it was ranked No. 2 in the nation. Iowa State held a second-place lead of .150 over Missouri. “It was really tight going into it,” said coach Jay Ronayne. “Our last two competitors were [on beam] as the last Missouri competitor was vaulting. I was watching the scores and I knew we needed to score at least 9.800 or better
with our last two performers. “The scores were not easy to come by on beam today. We were fighting. I couldn’t ask for anything more. When I saw it was coming down to a tie, it was gut-wrenching.” Although the meet ended in a tie for second for Iowa State, the sixth-year coach pointed out that his team may have run away with silver if not for a possible flaw in the judging system. “A thing that is weird about [floor] is that scores tend to start low,” Ronayne said. “Throughout the meet, they escalate a little bit. We were hoping they wouldn’t do that, but they kind of did.” The Cyclones started out on floor — their strongest event this season — with a score of 48.725, which was low
compared to their average of 48.918. Ronayne said his team would have “absolutely” won second place outright if it was not the first team on floor. Apart from a rough draw in rotation, the Cyclones had a stellar performance with season-highs in vault and bars, including a score of 9.950 from senior Celine Paulus. Paulus earned the Big 12 vault title, which was the least expected after her first two scores of 9.075 and 9.675 this season. “With every meet, I gain more confidence,” Paulus said. “[I] know that I am going to be able to stick my vault no matter what. I just know I’m going to hit.”
As a true freshman, David Irving had his number called to play in the rotation at defensive end. Going into this spring season, Irving is preparing to be the starter at left end with higher expectations resting on his broad shoulders. “Last season coming in, I really didn’t know anything,” Irving said. “Going through the first season, I got a little bit experience. Now, I’ve still got a lot to work on, but I have a better idea of everything than I did coming in last year.” ISU defensive ends coach Curtis Bray lauded Irving’s potential, but was still honest about his development thus far. “The sky’s the limit with [Irving],” Bray said. “He’s still pretty raw, but he’s starting to make plays and starting to click a little bit.” After tearing his ACL in the second quarter of the Cyclones’ 20-19 victory against Northern Iowa last September, Roosevelt Maggitt is hungry to get back on the field and retain his starting spot at right end opposite of Irving. Bray said Maggitt, a senior, brings the invaluable skill of communication to the younger ends, which will be
most conducive to their development. “That’s the biggest thing the younger guys don’t want to do is talk to each other when they come off the field,” Bray said. “So Rosie’s communicating, he understands the blocks and that’s probably the biggest thing.” For Irving, having Maggitt’s communication skills is imperative to prevent them from being content with their play. “Sometimes we’ll come off [the field] and we’ll forget one thing and we think we did good, he’ll point it out so that next play we can remember to do that and improve ourselves,” Irving said of Maggitt. Another young talent that has made his way up the depth chart is Devin Lemke, who sits under Irving at the No. 2 spot at left end. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound redshirt freshman’s key objective, he said, is to get bigger. “Speed-wise, I can pretty much get around and finish pretty good,” Lemke said. “I just need to work on the strength, but I’m getting up there.” While Lemke’s strength and size may not be where he wants it to be at the moment, Bray said he brings more speed at the position than the
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Two women win gold at ASU Invitational By Stephen.Koenigsfeld @iowastatedaily.com
Photo: Jordan Maurice/Iowa State Daily Iowa State’s Ryan Sander, left, won the 110-meter high-hurdles, running a personal best time of 14.51 seconds at the ASU Invitational.
Season starts strong at ASU Invitational strong performance for the Cyclones in the high jump, placing third with a jump 6-10.75. Bryan McBride of Arizona State won the event with a leap of 7-2.5. Senior Ian Warner sprinted to third place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.50 seconds, which is just .06 seconds off of his personal best mark. Ryan Milus of Arizona State won the 100-meter dash, running 10.21 seconds. Warner also competed in the 200-meter dash placing eighth with a time of 21.44 seconds. Wiens said freshman Teddy Lampkin was a bright spot for the Cyclones, placing eighth in the long jump. “Teddy had some really good attempts and made the finals in the long jump,” Wiens said. In his first outdoor collegiate meet, Lampkin jumped 23-2. Chris Bernard of
By Dylan.Montz @iowastatedaily.com The ISU men’s track and field team kicked off the 2012 outdoor season with one event title at the Arizona State University Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. Redshirt freshman Ryan Sander walked away with the crown in the 110-meter highhurdles, running a personal best time of 14.51 seconds in the finals. Sander’s effort in the finals was enough to edge the second place finisher by .03 seconds. Sprints and hurdles coach Nate Wiens said this was a very good way to start the outdoor season for the Cyclones. “I felt like we opened up really well,” Wiens said. “The high jump [also] jumped very well. It was just very productive.” Redshirt freshman Cameron Ostrowski gave a
>>CHAMPIONSHIP.p6 In vault, Paulus’ career-tying 9.950 was accompanied by career-tying scores of their own by fellow teammates Megan McDonald, Caitlin Brown and Michelle Browning with scores of 9.800, 9.825 and 9.875. Along with Michelle Shealy’s 9.800, the Cyclones scored the 18th-highest team vault score in ISU history with 49.250. The team also scored its season-high on bars with 49.200 after Hailey Johnson and Henrietta Green performed their career bests. Johnson’s career best changed from 9.700
Arizona State won the event with a jump of 25-4.5. Senior Dan Newhouse earned sixth place in the javelin with a throw of 211-11. The winner of that particular event was Tomas Kirielius of Kansas State with a throw of 226 feet. In the 400-meter hurdles, Matt Harmeyer placed fifth with a time of 57.85 seconds at the 36-inch height. Winning that event was Cal State Los Angeles’ Matthew Harmon, who ran 53.19. On the distance side for the ISU men, redshirt freshman Brandon Barnes placed 23rd with a time of 4:07.71 in his first outdoor meet at Iowa State. Nike runner Kyle Alcorn won that event running a time of 3:44.79. The team will return to competition in Arizona next weekend at the Jim Click Shootout on Thursday and Friday in Tucson, Ariz.
to 9.825 while Green moved up from 9.750 to 9.875. “We knew that this was a big meet for us,” Browning said. “We’ve really been able to build off of our confidence from our last few meets. We went into it with the right frame of mind.” The strong showing Saturday will be on the selection committee’s mind when setting up the regional matchups. Iowa State and the rest of the gymnastics squads across the country will wait in anticipation for Monday, the first-ever selection show for gymnastics. The show will begin at 2 p.m. on ncaa.com.
With one meet put away, the outdoor track season is officially underway for the Cyclones. At the Arizona State University Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., two women were able to bring home the gold for the ISU women’s track team in their events. Senior Kianna Elahi and junior Ese Okoro finished first and second in the women’s 400-meter hurdles this weekend at the invitational. Both runners have sub-60-second times and are already making big impressions. Coach Nate Wiens said he was impressed by how well the team opened up the outdoor season. All around, the women had solid performances in shot put, hammer throw, hurdles and sprints. As far as the distance squad goes, they were left in Ames this weekend in order to keep basic training down for the main distance invites they have coming up within the next few weeks. Aside from a dominant performance by the sprints squad, the women’s throwers also had an impressive showing at the ASU Invitational. “Laishema Hampton, she is No. 2 on the all-time Iowa
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State list for hammer throw and set a new personal best [this weekend],” Wiens said. Alongside Hampton, redshirt junior Danielle Frere brought home the gold in women’s shot put with a throw of 51-09.75 feet. Teammate Hayli Bozarth came in a close third with a throw of 50-05.25 feet. Even though only one outdoor meet is in the books, Wiens said his runners are heading in the right direction for success. “With our 400 hurdlers, Donnise Powell ran a sub-60, which put her 13th in the nation,” Wiens said. “And Krista Shoeman ran a 61-[second 400], which put her in the top
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Today’s Birthday (03/26/12). Love prevails. This year reveals what’s most important, and compassion takes the cake. You begin to see your priorities in a new way and crave a change. Consider the impact of your actions on those who love you. Momentary freedom may not be worth long-term consequences. Above all, to thine own self be true. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Call a favorite friend or sibling just to say you care. Push for a raise, or promote your project ... the listening’s favorable. Sell it. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Think over what you want. Talk a little. Define your terms. Review the logical steps. Sell it privately. Your fortunes increase and you make it look easy. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is an 8 -- You’re strong and creative for the next two days, comfortable in your own skin. Try again at something you’ve failed at before. You have new talents now.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Choose for comfort and beauty. Elders are in a good mood so stay connected. Talk to a partner tonight, and discover what they want. Write up your thoughts. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- The job’s more fun than you expected. A long distance communication brings great news. Write it all down, and edit to the juicy goodness. Send your message out. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Get more than you asked for in a particularly tender moment. Review your plan, write it down and prepare in private. Let go of expectations. Follow logic.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- There’s plenty of work, and that’s the fun part. Prepare well and go through the tasks with ease and confidence. Accept a well-earned acknowledgment. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- You’re exceptionally artistic and cute now. What will you create with your vision? Don’t get lazy; you have so much to express. Share happiness and inspire. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Explore new territories with your partner. You never know what you’re going to get, but you can adapt to the changes. Leave investments in a safe place.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Today’s good to go over finances and to work on projects that require concentration. Make time to feed your creative soul. Poetry, anyone?
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Projects may pile up quickly unless you bring organization. Delegate what others can do better or those things you don’t enjoy. No need to be overwhelmed.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Write down your financial goals with the help of an expert. Dig around and find more
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Photo: David Derong/Iowa State Daily Spruce Pointe Apartments, located on the corner of Knapp Street and Lynn Avenue, offer roomy living options for students from a family-owned management company invested in the Ames community. The brand new apartments are fully booked until 2013.
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Students will soon have yet another option for living near campus. Spruce Pointe, at 2309 Knapp St., is a new apartment complex that offers a variety of floor plans just a few minutes from the heart of Campustown. The spacious four-story building will be move-in ready for fall 2012. So the question is, how is Spruce Pointe different from other apartments around Campustown? “They are bigger and better apartments,” said Larry Coady, owner of Coady Enterprises. Spruce Pointe offers two-, three- and four-bedroom units with one-and-a-half, two or two-and-ahalf baths. Units also may be one, two or three levels. Each unit is given one free uncovered parking spot, although additional parking, covered or uncovered, is available to rent. Coady said the apartment complex was built with double dry wall, so they are truly built to last. Some unique features include front-door access to individual apartments, a keyed privacy lock for each individual room, oak hand railings on staircases, energy-efficient appliances and a washer and dryer in each unit.
Photo: David Derong/Iowa State Daily Spacious living rooms filled with natural light and open kitchen space come standard to each unit.
“He’s constantly thinking about how to make it the best,” said Sheila Coady, Property Manager and Larry’s daughter, on her father’s attention to detail. The Coady family has grown up in Iowa, right on Welch Avenue. “We’re local and family-run, always have been. We’ve been doing it since 1963,” Sheila said. “If you
have a problem, it will get taken care of right away.” Larry, who is a retired ISU professor, manages two major properties — Spruce Pointe is now the second — and keeps his family-owned-and-operated business his focus. “We have an investment in the neighborhood that most don’t have,” Sheila said.
Main Street moves toward redesign Public meeting set to analyze future of cultural district By Katie.DeVore @iowastatedaily.com The Ames Main Street Cultural District will host a “Designing Your District” public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. As part of the Main Street Iowa Program, downtown Ames receives support from the Iowa Economic Development Authority through technical training and analyses. The Iowa Economic Development Authority will hire a consultant to do a retail analysis. From Thursday to Friday this week, the consultant will visit downtown Ames, meeting with city representatives, business owners and Main Street Cultural District representatives. This analysis is essential to positioning Ames as a retail destination. “We’re already such a great retail destination; we’re No. 1 in retail sales out of all 48 main street communities,”
MSCD ‘Designing Your District’Public Meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: City Council Chambers
Tom Drenthe, executive director of Main Street Cultural District said. At the public meeting, the consultant will present the project “Designing Your District” to the public, and there will be time for a question and answer session. The results from the consultant will come at a later date but Drenthe has high expectations. “We are already doing some really great things in Ames but having an expert of economic development come in and perform a retail analysis will help us optimize our district,” Drenthe said. “We are hoping she can come back with real specific, concrete recommendations that we can do to improve our district.”
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Businesses to receive ‘facelift’ By Katie.DeVore @iowastatedaily.com Six Main Street businesses will be getting a facelift this year. On March 6, the Ames City Council approved $88,300 worth of façade grants. Because the total of the grants exceeded the amount left in the program budget for this fiscal year, the City Council chose to shift funds from 2013 to this year to get the projects underway. “It’s fantastic that all six applied got awarded, letting these projects get up and going instead of waiting six months to apply again,” said Tom Drenthe, executive director of Main Street Cultural District. The city of Ames provides downtown facade assistance to improve non-residential buildings in the Main Street Cultural District.
The Six Facade Grant Approvals 121 Main — $16,000 123 Main — $15,000 208 5th — $10,300 203-205 Main — $32,000 301 Main — $15,000 Photo: David Derong/ Iowa State Daily A number of Main Street locations will receive a “facelift” with grant money.
“I’m very supportive of this,” councilman Jami Larson said. “I think we’ve done a tremendous amount with our grant program.” The six businesses that received grants are: 121 Main, formerly Pyle Photo; 123 Main, Sportsman’s Lounge; 208 5th,
McClanahan Studio; 203-205 Main, formerly Antique Ames; and 301 Main, StylEyes. The six projects are scheduled to begin this spring and summer. The façade grants are essential to the design and success of downtown Ames. “The aesthetic improvement of downtown is something the whole community can benefit from,” city councilman Matthew Goodman said.