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Board of Regents
Regents approve Cyclone Sports Complex, Troxel Hall By Paige.Godden iowastatedaily.com The final proposal for the Cyclone Sports Complex passed the Board of Regents at its meeting Wednesday. The city of Ames Public Works Department put together a summary regarding storm water issues that community members have stressed, which were presented before the board. “The representatives from Snyder [Associates] and the city engineer ... indicate the design being proposed meets and exceeds the
requirements of the city,” said Warren Madden, vice president of Business and Finance. Regent Robert Downer said he raised some questions about the Cyclone Sports Complex during the Regents’ last meeting, but he thought the solution to the drainage issue addressed the problems “on a permanent level.” Madden said that the project is set to begin this summer so the grass in the complex will have a year-long growing period. Madden also gave an update on flood recovery and mitigation, stating that there are metal panels for Scheman that can be installed to all
building openings during a flooding situation. “We believe we can seal this building in about 30 minutes with the system that is now designed,” Madden said. Madden said the university has substantially finished the work that needed to be done in Hilton and recovery throughout most of the campus. The university is still working with FEMA on claims and reimbursement issues. The Regents passed the schematic design proposal for Troxel Hall. Troxel Hall will be a new science and lecture
building and is an $11 million project. “This is a much needed facility ... the science buildings are in much need of replacement,” Madden said. The board invited non-represented faculty and staff of the university for the purpose of collective bargaining for salary policies for the next fiscal year. Michael Owen, president of the Faculty Senate, said ISU faculty salaries remain among the bottom of peer universities.
A group of Syrian students protests Thursday in the Free Speech Zone in front of Parks Library. Photo: Huiling Wu/Iowa State Daily
Siege in the streets of Syria Death toll rises to more than 300 since March
ISU students rally, show support for Syrian people
By CNN Wire Staff
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Syrian tanks and security forces swooped down hard Thursday on the restive city of Daraa, witnesses said. Helicopters hovered overhead as security forces fanned out across the besieged city, breaking into homes and making arrests. Streets were littered with dead bodies and dwellings are bereft of water and electricity. A southern city that sits near the Jordanian border, Daraa is where the antigovernment protests began and took hold last month. Now it is a test for police and soldiers attempting to quell tenacious protests and a government trying to cope with angry unrest. Human Rights Watch said army troops and other security forces have killed more than 300 protesters since March 16. Other sources are saying even more people have been slain, and the government reports security personnel have also been killed. Many of the deaths have occurred in and around Daraa, where heavy firing could be heard Thursday and smoke was seen rising from homes, mosques and schools. Hundreds of snipers were stationed on the roofs of several buildings and security forces
The Egyptian Student Association and other members of the local Arab community gathered in solidarity in front of Parks Library in response to continuing bloodshed in the Middle East, particularly in Syria. Syrians have followed in the footsteps of Egyptians, Tunisians and Libyans in the pursuit
of freedom, and have risen up against the oppression placed on them by their government. “People are being killed in the streets for no reason,” said Anwar Mohamed, graduate assistant in political science and president of the Egyptian Student Association. “We are bringing awareness to the brutal massacres and to show solidarity,” Mohamed said. Six weeks ago, police brutality sparked rallying and unrest among citizens, and a lack of governmental support has sparked a revolution among the Syrian people. “There are great fears in Syria that it might
become another Libya,” Mohamed said. “The army is involved against the people, and already 300 have been killed, in less than five weeks,” he said. Omar Manci, ISU alumnus and Ames community member, was a speaker at the rally. “We’re out here to inform Americans of this system. You know, we have a court of law here in America, but this is not the reality in the Middle East, especially in Syria,” Manci said. “This demonstration is in support of the peaceful reforms that are trying to be made. The Syrians who are fighting for their rights is not
Syrian expresses fear instilled by recent killings By Katherine.Marcheski iowastatedaily.com
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For one community member who attended the Thursday’s rally, the events taking place in Syria hit close to home. For the sake of his safety, and the safety of his family in Syria, the community member requested that his name be withheld from this story. “People are getting killed out there for talking,” he said. “They see what I said about Syria and something could happen to me or my family.”
His wife attends Iowa State and depending on the level of safety in Syria, they hope to return in a year or two; after she graduates. “One party controls everything,” he said. “That’s the difference between Egypt and Syria; the army is against the people in my country, and it brings brutality.” The president’s brother is an army general, and rules the financial institutions. Most officials have been involved in brutal massacres, but as long as they stay in authority they cannot be prosecuted, he said. There are also no reporters allowed on the
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ENVIRONMENT: ‘Beyond Plastic’ advocates against bottled drinks Students look at a collection of bottles assembled by Activus on Thursday in the Free Speech Zone. Activus held an event called “ Beyond Plastic” in order to promote the phasing out of bottled water. Photo: Huiling Wu/Iowa State Daily
Nationally, only 5 percent of plastic water bottles get recycled Tap water (EPA) must meet higher regulations than bottled water (FDA) Ames has some of the highest quality tap water in our nation Bottled water typically costs more than $1 for 8 to 12 ounces, amounting to more than $10 per gallon — gas, right now, is $3.70 in Ames Americans spend an estimated $7 billion on bottled water each year The plastic bottles release harmful chemicals into the water such as the endocrine disrupter BPA and the toxic metalloid antimony In Ames, most plastic bottles are incinerated, thereby releasing these chemicals into our air
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Put Obama’s birth issue to rest, please Enough is enough. The issue of President Obama’s birth location has become nothing more than a media circus; Lindsay Lohan going to jail is currently on par with the value of the birth issue. The White House has issued the long-form version of Obama’s birth certificate. For all intents and purposes, it looks legitimate. Even Donald Trump has made a public statement that we should move beyond to bigger issues. If Trump is willing to move on — though he does plan to have his people examine the document in detail — the rest of the Americans still hung up on the issue need to move on, as well. There are legitimate campaign issues that should be addressed in the upcoming battles: the economy, national spending and debt, wars, renewable energy, oil, climate change, and human rights. These are serious issues that will require years of effort and must be addressed post haste, lest this country continue its fall from grace. So, even if you think Obama has bamboozled the fine folks of the United States, understand that the time it will take to discover whether he did — and any subsequent court proceedings — would take far longer than the four years that would cover his second term, should he win. If he did pull the wool over our eyes, then it was an amazing feat; illegal, but amazing. If this was a massive cover-up, and we find Obama’s claim to birth in the U.S. to be a sham, then we will have learned how to address issues similar to this in the future and likely be a better country for having gained that knowledge. But for now, the long-form birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama II — yes, he is a “Jr.” — has been produced by a credible source, and continuing on this mad conspiracy theory route will only make the upcoming presidential race more of a wasteland of lesser issues than it already might become. Give Trump some credit for making the birth certificate appear for the public. It was a great method for gaining public attention while preparing for a presidential run or trying to damage Obama’s support with wavering voters. But again, let the issue go and move on to issues that are having and will continue to have an immense impact on the lives of every American: the economy, national spending and debt, wars, renewable energy, oil, climate change and human rights. Besides, if you really want to follow along on some alleged government cover-ups, conspiracies or outlandish activities, read the miles of pages offered through WikiLeaks. That’s got to be more worthwhile than dwelling on the president’s place of birth. Editorial Board
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Hyperbole is a hallmark By Brandon.Blue iowastatedaily.com
Violent imagery is imperative to speech
hadn’t followed the news very well Jan. 8. When I finally read about the Tucson shooting in the Des Moines Register the following day, I sensed that the credence lent to then-fringe claims of conservative rhetoric causing death would snowball into a media congratulating itself on catching the real culprit. Rarely correct on anything — particularly points made in my opinion articles — I was surprised to see the media carnival unfold as I’d predicted into a flappy-headed shouting match across networks reminiscent of “South Park’s” version of Canadians. Honestly, my ears retract into my head when I hear someone attempt to draw a link between Sarah Palin’s so-called hateful rhetoric and the tragedy in Tucson. Anything to drag her into it, eh guys? Naturally, the media, so quick to indict Palin as a Manson-esque mastermind, ignores near-constant infractions of their manic condemnations from anyone to the left of the former governor and her ilk. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sent out an email recently, reading in part, “The GOP budget is a dagger in the heart of American families,” and “[B]loody Republican primaries offer opportunities to turn red Senate seats blue.” Michael Capuano,
D-Massachusetts, said during the budget fight in Wisconsin, “Every once in a while you’ve got to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.” And, most recently, President
My friend Andrew and I constantly jibe one another over our respective viewpoints. He ascribes to a more liberal philosophy while I fall generally to the right. However, there is some
Photo illustration: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily
Obama invoked firearm imagery when discussing oil prices, claiming that “there’s no silver bullet that can bring down gas prices right away.” And I, for one, support liberals who talk like this. Hyperbole, and in particular violent imagery short of calling for actual violence, is a hallmark of political speech since the Enlightenment.
overlap. I fully support samesex marriage; Andrew supports across-the-board spending cuts, including those from Planned Parenthood and PBS. When we discuss the issues, even as voters, hyperbole is just part of our repertoire. So to see the media’s panties get tied in a knot around their other pair of alreadyknotted panties — that knot is due
to the fact that some people still don’t accept anthropogenic global warming — made my head spin. Why do they insist on cutting out the heart — there’s that rhetoric — and soul of American political discourse? What is political speech without hyperbole? It’s a couple of namby-pamby losers trading points and respecting each other’s viewpoints without getting a damn thing done. I’d go so far as to ask of what use political discourse is without violent imagery, without thoughts of bullets and blood and other rich metaphors that instinctively motivate people. “La Marseillaise” is still France’s national anthem for good reason. Constituents aren’t so stupid as to think, if you said “bullet” one time, that it’s alright if you shoot up a mall. If someone does shoot up the mall and says it was because a congressman or pundit made some hyperbolic statement, they clearly have other problems. Love her or hate her, I can’t recall a time when Palin told conservatives to gather en masse and open fire on people of different political persuasions. That’s right, she never did. Until political figures openly, or even indirectly, call for violence, we do ourselves a disservice to ignore the richness and intensity such imagery offers our speech. I support fully the rights of, and look forward to politicians using, violent imagery and gun metaphors in the elections and legislative sessions to come. Otherwise, C-SPAN would be unwatchable.
Heterosexism in the LDS Church “Homosexual behavior violates the commandments of God, is contrary to the purposes of human sexuality, distorts loving relationships, and deprives people of the blessings that can be found in family life and in the saving ordinances of the gospel. Those who persist in such behavior or who influence others to do so are subject to Church discipline. Homosexual behavior can be forgiven through sincere repentance,” according to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Handbook of Instructions. These words express God’s revelation to the leadership of the Church of Latter-day Saints (LDS), and were reaffirmed in 1995 when the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles entered the debate on the parameters of marriage by issuing “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” It stated in part, “We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
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solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His Children” and claimed that the power to create children “is not an incidental part of the plan of happiness. It is the key — the very key ... this commandment has never been rescinded.” Leaders and members of the Church, therefore, justified contributing an estimated $20 million to the 2008 California Ballot 8 initiative campaign, which succeeded in limiting the rights and benefits of marriage to one man and one woman. If the Church’s position on same-sex attractions, expression and marriage for same-sex couples was not clear enough, LDS President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, Boyd K. Packer, referred to homosexual-
ity throughout a sharply worded sermon as “wrong,” or “basically wrong,” “wicked,” “impure,” “unnatural,” “immoral,” “against nature,” “evil” and as a threat to civilization. Packer’s sermon, delivered to the more than 20,000 participants in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, and millions more watching on satellite television at the Church’s 180th Semiannual General Conference in October 2010, stated in part: “We teach a standard of moral conduct that will protect us from Satan’s many substitutes or counterfeits for marriage. We must understand that any persuasion to enter into any relationship that is not in harmony with the principles of the gospel must be wrong. From the Book of Mormon we learn that ‘wickedness never was happiness’ ... there are those today who not only tolerate but advocate voting to change laws that would legalize immorality, as if a vote would somehow alter the designs of God’s laws and nature. A law against nature would be
impossible to enforce ... to legalize that which is basically wrong or evil will not prevent the pain and penalties that will follow as surely as night follows day … if we do not protect and foster the family, civilization and our liberties must perish.” Under this backdrop and literally across the street and one block from the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, I was invited to present a keynote address to the delegates at the 81st Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association on April 16.
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Cock and Bull at the Bar: Alcohol
Consumption in the 21st century By Gabriel.Stoffa iowastatedaily.com I am sick and tired of hearing lecturers and students pontificate about the dangers of alcohol. I am all for informing of the dangers of massive alcohol consumption. I am all for making labels on containers readily show the quantity of ingredients in alcohol; all alcohol should have a list of the ingredients in an easily readable manner. I am all for teaching about the risks of drinking and driving. But I want those things taught to children and teenagers, and I want the labels readable on the container — not read aloud to me. I don’t want to hear someone drone on about alcohol’s risks when I am legally able to drink — much like the recent presentation, “Energy Drinks And Alcohol: What is All of the Buzz About?” at the Youth & Shelter Services Risky Business conference. For the most part, when you are out of high school, you are legally an adult. As an adult, if you want to drink until you black out, fine, that is your choice. I will not outright condone underage drinking, but the 18 to 20-year-old crowd is not the audience these drinking messages should be targeted at. I will wholeheartedly agree that it is a terrible and saddening day when someone dies
due to reasons other than natural causes. I can feel the pain whenever I hear of a car accident where some drunk schmuck kills a family. But I am sick and tired of activists who attack alcohol and drinking and try to warn of all the adverse effects, blaming the entire population of drinkers for the infuriating actions of a despicable minority of the consuming population. It’s like the armchair pundits attacking gun owners rather than criminals — absolutely infuriating. Apart from when the tragic incident is the result of an underage drinker — which is a failing of parents and the educational system — the messages from those trying to “educate” are only annoying. When an adult drinks, if he or she doesn’t know that drinking a six-pack in an hour will impair their driving, then the early education system failed. Continuing to try to inform them is not going to do diddly squat. And as for criticism of marketing products such as Four Loko toward youth; give me a break. Folks well into their 20s, 30s and even 40s are interested in flashy cans with colorful art; they like snazzy advertising that has little to do with a product the same way a teenager might. Marketing can span ages and demo-
graphics; what might target an older crowd, could, by some twist of fate, be appealing to youth. Alcohol is something dangerous that people like to drink, and it is legal. There are risks associated with alcohol and we need to point our education about alcohol’s risks — be you activist or researcher — toward youth, so that they are familiar with them before they begin drinking. Once the drinking begins for a person, it is all on them. No amount of education is going to prevent someone from drinking extreme amounts of alcohol if the person feels like doing so. No matter how dangerous caffeine and alcohol might be, the activity of mixing the two is not going to stop. Making a big issue of it is, from what I have viewed, only makes more people do it to spite what they have been told, or to continue doing it because they are not worried. From what I have learned, the best way to understand the negative effects of alcohol consumption is by experience. It might not be the safest way, but a two-day hangover has taught me more about over-consumption than anything I have heard since grade school.
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Track and field
Throwers ﬁnd success
ISU faces Baylor
Thrower Laishema Hampton prepares to throw at the NCAA qualiﬁer track meet March 5 at the Lied Recreational Athletic Center. File photo: Phuong Thao Nguyen/Iowa State Daily
By David.Merrill iowastatedaily.com With all the media attention surrounding the Drake Relays, it would be easy for the Kip Janvrin Invitational to get lost in the shuffle. Make no mistake about it, there is still progress to be made at the meet at Simpson College. Junior Michael Zika, sophomore Hayli Bozarth and junior Laishema Hampton will all be competing unattached. Bozarth will be throwing the hammer, shot put and discus. “I just had a big [personal record] in the hammer [throw] last week, so I’m just going to try to go in and build off of that,” Bozarth said. “If we don’t get another PR, just be consistent with it.” Bozarth’s training also has her ripe for a big weekend in the shot put. During the indoor season, she put up a personal best 49 feet, 7 3/4 inches at the ISU classic. During last year’s outdoor season, she set a personal best mark of 46 feet, 1/2 inch at the USA Championships. After competing for Iowa State as a freshman, Bozarth took a redshirt for her sophomore season. This is a less common strategy, as athletes usually redshirt as freshman or before their ﬁrst year of athletic competition. “Having competed my ﬁrst year and going to junior nationals was a big eye opener for me,” Bozarth said. “I think it puts me in a good place for next year, coming in with the conference getting stronger in all events. This is giving me a chance to get bigger, stronger and make the improvements I need to make.” Hampton will also compete in the hammer throw and shot put at the Janvrin Invite. During the indoor season, she set a personal best mark in the shot put at the Big 12 Indoor Championships. She hit her mark just farther than 50 feet. She ﬁnished in the top ﬁve in the shot put in three of the indoor competitions. Hampton is recently switching from a gliding to a spinning technique for the shot put. “After the indoor season, me and coach decided that I’d throw farther if I used the spinning method instead of the glide,” Hampton said. “I’m really fast when I do things, so spinning slows me down some. This helps me get a better technique and hit farther marks.” Hampton said the new technique has helped her improve so far during training.
Pitcher Rachel Zabriskie hurls a pitch against Kansas on Saturday. Zabriskie is the lone senior on the ISU softball team to be honored on senior day Saturday. Photo: David Merrill/Iowa State Daily
Team hopeful for win to celebrate senior day By Zach.Gourley iowastatedaily.com The ISU softball team will celebrate senior day Saturday before a two-game series with No. 17 Baylor. ISU pitcher Rachel Zabriskie is the lone senior on the Cyclones’ (20-21, 2-8 Big 12) roster. “It would be absolutely great,” ISU coach Stacy Gemeinhardt-Cesler said of being able to honor Zabriskie’s senior day with a win. “Just because of everything she’s meant to our program, not only this year, but for the last four years. She’s been a big part of our team and the records that she’s set. It would be wonderful.” Zabriskie is the all-time strikeout leader in ISU softball history with 799 and a career record of 66-69.
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Baylor (36-11, 7-6) Where: Southwest Athletic Complex When: 2 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday Notes: Iowa State will honor its lone senior, Rachel Zabriskie, before Saturday’s game with Baylor. Zabriskie is the all-time strikeout leader in ISU history. She has 799 strikeouts in her four seasons. Baylor has lost three straight conference games. Whitney Canion has a 1.24 ERA pitching for the Bears this year with a 20-8 record.
“Rachel really is everything to this team this year. She’s the only senior, and I’ve known she was the leader ever since I set foot on this campus,” said
ISU shortstop Sara Davison. “Her effort and her attitude rubs off on everybody, and she deserves everything that she’s gotten.” Standing in the way of a senior day win for Zabriskie will be the Baylor Bears (36-11, 7-6), led by sophomore pitcher Whitney Canion. Canion has registered a 1.24 ERA this season while recording a 20-8 record with 223 strikeouts. “The big thing now is that they have Canion throwing, I mean she is really a great pitcher and I think that she’s just really tough,” GemeinhardtCesler said. “She was hurt last year and she’s come back this year and done really well for them,” she said. After a rare week off without any games, the Cyclones will try to regroup after nearly sweeping the Kansas Jayhawks in a two-game series last weekend. The Cyclones were up by three runs in the ﬁfth inning Saturday until Kansas left
ﬁelder Maggie Hull hit a grand slam that cost the Cyclones the game. “We just have to do what we did the ﬁrst day against Kansas. We need to play with conﬁdence on offense and our pitchers need to perform like they did,” Davison said of the Cyclones’ 4-3 victory over Kansas on Friday. “Every game from here on out is going to be tough. Everyone is ranked,” she said. Baylor is currently on a three-game conference losing streak after a tightly contested 3-0 loss to the Texas Longhorns. “Beating Baylor in itself would be great,” Zabriskie said. “They’ve always been really good competition for us and I feel like we’ve played them a lot. They’ve got a really good pitcher that everyone has been talking about.” The ﬁrst game of the series will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Southwest Athletic Complex in Ames. The second game will be played at noon Sunday.
Season provides progression for next year Golfers aim for better ﬁnish, regional meet By Dean.Berhow-Goll iowastatedaily.com The season has concluded for the ISU golf team as the team ﬁnished play at the Big 12 Championships at the Prairie Dunes golf course in Hutchinson, Kan. The Cyclones ﬁnished in a tie for 11th with a team score of 1,220. No. 1 Oklahoma State won with a team score of 1,139, and had three of the top six golfers playing for them including medalist Morgan Hoffman, who carded a total score of 280 for an even par. Leading the Cyclones was sophomore Borja Virto who ﬁred rounds of 78, 71, 75 and 76 for a total of 300. Virto showed ﬂashes of good golf throughout the tournament, and held a lead after the ﬁrst nine holds of the
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fourth round, including the No. 1-ranked amateur in Peter Uihlein. With this tournament, Virto has led the Cyclones in four of the last ﬁve tournaments and capped off a strong spring. “Borja has grown a lot from August to now,” said assistant coach Patrick Datz. “When we got here we recognized what kind of a talent he is, and he’s only going to get better as he matures.” Behind Virto was junior Michael Wuertz with rounds of 74, 77, 80 and 79 for a 310 total and a tie for 50th. Another junior, Nate McCoy, ﬁnished right behind Wuertz with a 312. McCoy shot only one over par with a 71 in round three, but struggled in the other three rounds shooting a combined 31 over par. The lone senior Nathan Leary had a meet similar to McCoy’s. Leary also shot a mere two over in the third round, but in
the other three rounds he also shot 31 over par. Tom Lathrop ﬁnished one shot behind Leary with a 313. “This shows that we’ve got a lot of improving to do,” Datz said. “They’ve been improving and working on things, but if we want to compete at that high level, we’ve got a long ways to go.” This caps of what was a season of peaks and valleys for the Cyclones. At one point in the fall, McCoy medaled at the VCU Shootout, and the next meet the Cyclones ﬁnished in second in a ﬁeld of 18 teams at the D.A. Weibring Invite. After those two tournaments, they limped into the winter offseason ﬁnishing in the bottom half of their last two meets. “There were a lot of ups and downs this whole year,” Datz said. “Even with all those, I’m still pleased at the type of progression we’ve made this season.” This spring also had its fair share of strong and weak
points. At the Desert Shootout, the team set the school record for a 54-hole score. At the meet, the team had four golfers in the top 30 including Lathrop, who led the Cyclones with a sixth-place ﬁnish. After the Desert Shootout, things “didn’t slowly decline, but dropped straight off,” Datz said. In the last ﬁve meets, the Cyclones ﬁnished in the bottom half of each one. Even with the decline this spring season, the golfers aren’t pouting, or hanging their heads. Instead they’re already looking forward to next year. With four starters returning, and a young group of recruits loaded with talent, the team knows it can do some big things next year. “Making regionals is our goal,” McCoy said. “We’ve got three seniors coming back and with Borja will be a junior, we’re going to be a lot more competitive next year, and regionals is deﬁnitely attainable.”
Junior Nate McCoy watches the ball after hitting it. The Cyclones ﬁnished 11th out of 12 at the Big 12 Meet last weekend, and now start to look forward to next season. Courtesy photo: ISU Athletics
Sports Jargon of the Day: Bust DEFINITION: A prospect that receives a lot of attention, but ultimately doesn’t live up to expectations.
USE: Vikings fans are worried that Christian Ponder will be a bust after the NFL Draft.
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A rough guide to a smo By Kaleb.Warnock iowastatedaily.com Regardless of your political beliefs, we’ve evolved beyond the early days of arbitrary arrests, thanks to the First and 14th Amendments. However, these constitutional freedoms are not always respected, leaving it in the hands of citizens to know their rights. Students seem to have a misconception about the law, and there are many myths about how to avoid going to jail. Fortunately, we’ve done some homework to help keep students out. First of all, the police know the law and it is their duty as agents of the state to uphold it. So, chances are, they probably know your rights better than you do. “Most people don’t realize how much we have to know about the law,” said Patrick O’Bryan, Ames police officer. “We’re more of an expert with the Fourth Amendment then a lot of attorneys are. Because that’s our job: search and seizure. When we arrest somebody, we arrest their freedoms, so we have to have a good reason to do it.” Alcohol-related incidents are the most common
crimes on the ISU campus, aside from parking tickets. As a matter of fact, there were 409 liquor law-related arrests in 2009 alone, according to the ISU Annual Security and Fire Safety report released in 2010. This shouldn’t deter students from going out on the weekend and having fun with their friends. There are several ways you can stay safe and avoid unwanted encounters with police. Enjoy house parties and keggers? Not a good idea, according to Ames Code, which has a whole section dealing with those. Section 17.18.1(2) states that it is illegal, “To sell, offer to sell, dispense or serve, for a single payment, ﬁxed in advance, an unlimited or indeﬁnite number of servings of alcoholic beverage or an unlimited or indeﬁnite amount of alcoholic beverage.” In other words, buying a reﬁllable $5 dollar cup at a kegger or jungle juice party could earn your gracious host a ﬁne or simple misdemeanor charge. Also, if you’re younger than 21, your party hosts will have to kick you out and disperse the party, unless you want to earn them another misdemeanor. Once you’ve been removed from the party or bar, you’ve got to be on your
guard. Drinking in public is illegal and will warrant a ﬁne or misdemeanor charge and could earn you a night in jail. Also, if you’re younger than 21 and you’ve got booze, you can also earn yourself a ﬁne or simple misdemeanor. However, the law is always open to interpretation and an arrest depends on several factors. Every situation is fact speciﬁc. Police base arrests on a concept called “probable cause” that stems from “reasonable suspicion,” and Stephen Holmes, Story County Attorney, knows this stuff. “Reasonable suspicion gives the officer the right to make contact
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As soon as a police officer makes contact with you, he or she will begin looking for clues in order to build a case or establish or dismiss a “probable cause,” to arrest you for a crime. “When you really stop and think about it, it’s simply a matter of common sense,” Holmes said. “Everything that we deal with here is common sense. There’s nothing particularly tricky about it at all.” For the most part, if you want to stay out of trouble, just don’t make a spectacle of yourself. “What you have to consider is how many drunk people are on Welch [Avenue] on a typical Friday night,” said officer Nate Rivera of
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Deﬁnitions for common offenses Misdemeanors are lesser crimes, such as burglary, that are not punishable by more than a ﬁne of $500 or less than 30 days of imprisonment. Driving under the inﬂuence can pull in anywhere between $625 and $9,375 and between 48 hours and 5 years in prison, according to the ISU Annual Security & Fire Safety Report. Public consumption will earn a ﬁne of $100 for the ﬁrst violation, and $200 for any subsequent violations or a simple misdemeanor. It is unlawful for anyone to consume alcoholic beverages on streets, highways or in public places — excluding places with a liquor license and designated areas — according to Ames Municipal Code. Public intoxication is pretty simple. Being drunk in public is illegal and is punishable with a simple misdemeanor.
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the Ames Police Department. “There are a lot of drunk people. Imagine what you have to do to stand out in a crowd of 1,500 to 1,000 people at bar close.” Accordingly, the police aren’t out to just bust people, and are only trying to ensure public safety. “A vast majority of the time, public intox arrests are safety-oriented because that person has become intoxicated to the point where they are a danger to themselves,” Rivera said. “That is one of the biggest things people overlook.” “People think we’re picking on these college kids, but we’re not. We’re just trying to make sure that they get home safe and we don’t have to send a cop to tell the parents that their kid is dead.” Avoiding tickets and staying out of jail can be easy. We make no guarantees, but follow this fun and educational guide, and you’ll be well on your way to a safe evening and your own bed.
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* These are rudimentary examples, and may not be true in all circumstances. Every situation is fact speciﬁc. Always drink safely and deal with police in a respectful and courteous manner.
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Assistant coach cited for OWI
Restoring their season
Newly named assistant Mann arrested Tuesday By Chris Cuellar iowastatedaily.com
Cornell Mann was named assistant coach of the ISU menâ€™s basketball team Monday. One day later, Mann was arrested in Ohio and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the inďŹ‚uence. Mann was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Dayton, Ohio, late Tuesday night, just one day after the ISU athletic department officially announced his hiring. Mann had been an assistant coach at the University of Dayton for the past three seasons and was with Western Michigan basketball before that. This is his ďŹ rst major conference job. Cyclone coach Fred Hoiberg currently has no
comment on the matter as the incident is still under police inHoiberg vestigation. M i k e Green, spokesman for the ISU athletic department, said the current plan was for Mann to undergo public service and a substance abuse program. Freshman center Jordan Railey was charged with an OWI in February after a single vehicle accident outside of Ogden in January. The freshman was suspended for two games following the accident. Railey did not receive any punishment additional to the suspension following the charges.
ISU hitter Brock Martin hits a single. The ISU Club Baseball team took on Minnesota State in a doubleheader April 3 at the Southwest Athletic Complex. Photo: John Scallon/Iowa State Daily
Team eager to â€˜play spoilerâ€™ against Iowa
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By Nate.Ryan iowastatedaily.com The ISU club baseball team will travel for its ďŹ nal regular season series when it meets in-state rival Iowa. â€œWe just need to come out and try to be focused,â€? said ISU senior and Plymouth, Minn., native Shawn Rasmussen. â€œItâ€™s Iowa, so we want to come out and play our best against them.â€? The Hawkeyes (15-3, 6-0 Mid-America) currently hold ďŹ rst place in the conference. The Cyclones (4-11, 2-7 Mid-America) will be at-
Iowa State (4-11, 2-7)
Iowa (15-3, 6-0) Where: Cedar Rapids When: 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Sunday
tempting to dig out of last place in the conference. â€œTheyâ€™re going to be looking to stay on top,â€? said playercoach Jeff Peterson. â€œWeâ€™re going to be looking to take them down and knock them out of ďŹ rst place,â€? Peterson said. Not only can the Cyclones knock them out of ďŹ rst place,
but a win or two could restore a disappointing season. â€œIt would be huge,â€? Rasmussen said. â€œBeing a spoiler is a big deal, and it could make our season if weâ€™re able to beat them,â€? Rasmussen said. The team hasnâ€™t played a game since it hosted three games against its other instate rival Northern Iowa on April 17. The Cyclones were yet again affected by Mother Nature when their series against Central Missouri was rained out last weekend. Cap Timm Field has also been underwater for the better half of the last two weeks, limiting Iowa Stateâ€™s practicing capabilities and preparation for the Hawkeyes. â€œItâ€™s been kind of tough,â€?
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