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Student debt decreases, but remains high By Paige.Godden iowastatedaily.com
ServiceMaster crews help remove water from the indoor track Aug. 13 at Lied Recreation Athletic Center. Many in-season teams are directly impacted by the water damage at Lied and will be forced to find other facilities to practice. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily
Lied closes to dry out By Torey.Robinson iowastatedaily.com Lied Recreation Athletic Center is closed until further notice. In order to properly dry the walls after 2 feet of water flooded the building Aug. 11, Lied will not offer services to students and patrons, said director Mike Giles. “We tried to maintain a level of service while cleaning up, but at the end of the day we were not allowing the proper environment to adequately dehumidify the walls,” Giles said. “Each time we let someone in,
we let in fresh air and moisture. As a result, 80 percent of the moisture from the flooding was still present in the walls.” Giles said the decision to seal the building off completely came Friday after ServiceMaster recommended it for proper drying. The building was completely sealed Sunday, and Giles said there is no timetable for when it will reopen. “We were told it could be four to seven days, but at this point it’s a waiting game,” he said. “We will open and get things going again when it dries.”
All Ames Racquet and Fitness Center locations will continue to allow those with Lied memberships to use their facilities free of charge. ISU students need to speak to a representative from membership upon arrival and present an ISU ID for access. Cardio equipment also was moved from Lied to Beyer Hall for use. Giles said due to limited space, however, the majority of machines transported were stationary bikes. Beyer is open 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to midnight Sundays.
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By Ethan.Subra iowastatedaily.com Standing as a colorful monolith in front of Curtiss Hall, the lone testing unit for the BigBelly solar trash compactor sits on campus. It will soon be joined by 11 newer, more advanced models spread throughout campus and ISU landmarks. The solar trash compactor is essentially a trash can that can hold five times as much trash as the standard 25-gallon trash can by compacting the trash using solar energy. This will benefit Iowa State financially, environmentally and in the human resources department. “This is an instance where we can still do very important things without spending a lot of money,” said Merry Rankin, director of sustainability. “You can do great things without spending millions of dollars on a big project.” While the initial purchase of a solar trash compactor costs about $4,200, the turnaround to financial gain
is within one to two years, Rankin said. Because the compactor can hold five times as much garbage, waste personnel don’t have to take time and resources to take out the garbage every day. In fact, the compactors reduce the cost of garbage pickup by 90 percent. Instead, the new trash compactors, once full, will send a wireless signal to waste facilities telling them to empty it. Because trips to pick up garbage will decrease from once a day to once a week, emissions from garbage trucks are also decreased by 80 percent. By the end of next week, locations such as Central Campus, Parks Library, College of Veterinary Medicine and the transit facility in the Hilton Coliseum parking lot will have the solar trash compactors because they are in “high trash areas.” These are areas where trash cans have to be checked multiple times a day. Not every trash can is able to be replaced because of the time it would take to turn a profit.
Solar trash compactors are part of Iowa State University’s Live Green sustainability initiative. Seventeen were recently installed around campus. Photo: Ryan Damman/Iowa State Daily.
Iowa State still has the highest average student debt out of Iowa’s three public universities, despite the average dropping nearly $1,000 from last year. Iowa State’s average debt is now at $29,767, compared to the University of Iowa’s $22,884 average. The University of Northern Iowa is just above the $24,000 mark. Roberta Johnson, director of the Office of Student Financial Aid, said there are a variety of factors that affect the numbers. For instance, Iowa State has two programs that are five-year programs, architecture and landscape architecture, whereas Iowa doesn’t have any five-year programs, Johnson said. Johnson said the schools use a similar system for calculating the average student debt, but in the past there was a gray area on whether to count the first four years of a student’s debt, or to count the total amount of a student’s debt if he or she were in school for more than four years. Another area that might be different is how the universities deal with student debt. Iowa State was packaging private loans as a part of what students borrow instead of using the Financial Plus loans that are available to them. Johnson also said Iowa State’s debt has declined since fiscal year 2005-06, while Iowa and Northern Iowa’s debts have been mostly increasing. Johnson gave credit to a variety of initiatives across campus that have helped students decrease their debt. The Government of the Student Body started a “know your number” campaign a few years ago which put the average student debt on display in the CyRide buses. GSB has also created a peer-to-peer financial mentoring group that is currently trying to increase enrollment in classes such as Human Development and Family Sciences 183 and 283. Johnson said the dining centers are able to save money on food waste by forcing students to carry less food at one time since they went trayless. The Student & Scholars Health Insurance Program was also able to keep down costs as it was able to keep the premium the same as last year. Johnson said she would love to see the average student debt be less than $29,000 next year, but it may be a difficult task. Two three-year grant programs are ending June 30, 2011. The Federal Pell grant program has a grant that went out to certain high school scholars, and a National SMART grant for students entering into science and technology fields will both be ending.
Health, dental insurance rates to remain same By Abigail.Barefoot iowastatedaily.com Health and dental insurance rates will remain the same for plans offered by Iowa State during the upcoming school year. ISU Student & Scholar Health Insurance Plan, which uses the Aetna Student health insurance company, kept the same rates from last year. For a full year of coverage, the cost will stay at $1,442 for a student, and will continue insurance plans for spouses and families. “This trend is good news for students in that they will not have to pay more out of their pocket if they use insurance provided by Iowa State,” said Mike Otis, associate director of benefits at Iowa State. The lack of increase was surprising to the university because the health insurance rates on a national level have been going up anywhere from 6 to 12 percent in the last year, Otis said. The increase in claims on a national level is likely coming from a rush of people getting medical treatments in anticipation of layoffs, according to Seattlepi. The number of claims in the year determines if the premiums will go up or down the following year. This continuous rate at Iowa State is due to the claims costs from last year were less than what officials were expecting. This is the first time in years the rates have stayed the same for students. Otis hopes the holding rates will attract more students to health insurance, if they don’t have any already. Rates not increasing means students may continue services through the university without paying more. Otis said it was important for students to talk to their parents or spouse about the available options to make sure they are covered in case anything does happen. “Insurance is an investment to protect their education,” Otis said. “If students become ill or need medical attention, they may not be able to go on with their education because of bills. Insurance is their safety net.”
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Aug. 15 Dylan Newell, 19, 200 Stanton Ave. unit 405, was cited for underage possession of alcohol — second offense. (reported at 12:31 a.m.) Alyx Sandbothe, 19, of Griswold, was cited for underage possession of alcohol — second offense. (reported at 12:31 a.m.) Daniel Inglis, 20, of Wyoming, was cited for underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 12:51 a.m.) Randy Ahrens, 19, of Des Moines, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. (reported at 1:12 a.m.) Jordan Thompson, 20, 1300 Gateway Hills Drive unit 210, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. (reported at 1:15 a.m.) Andrew Nickells, 20, of Bloomington, Minn., was cited for underage possession of alcohol.
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Greek recruitment Delta Delta Delta sorority sisters pose for a photo with their new inductees Thursday on Central Campus. Recruitment took place despite ﬂooding this past week. Photo: Ryan Damman/ Iowa State Daily
Alpha Omicron Pi sorority sisters sit on Central Campus during Bid Day on Thursday on Central Campus. Nearly 500 women rushed during this year’s process. Photo: Ryan Damman/ Iowa State Daily.
Sororities serve as families away from home By Tessa.Callendar iowastatedaily.com High heels, dresses and short chats are a routine part of sorority formal recruitment. More than 470 women went through the ﬁve-day process three days after ﬂooding occurred in Ames. Amici Valdez, sophomore in psychology and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, said the ﬂooding made things challenging when preparing for recruitment, but the women stayed positive. “Going a few days without showering and ﬂushing toilets did not put a damper on our spirits or recruitment,” she said. Recruitment officials worried the ﬂooding would affect the formal recruitment process. However, minimal problems arose from the situation. The biggest change was sororities were not able to serve food or drink until the last evening of recruitment because of the water contamination. The formal recruitment process allows women to see the 13 chapters with houses on campus, as well as gives them the opportunity to meet with and talk to current chapter members. It features a mutual selection process in which chapters and potential members pick each other to ﬁnd the best ﬁt. While the greek sorority system consists of chapters
from two other councils, the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, only the Collegiate Panhellenic Council participates in formal recruitment. The women visited all 13 greek chapters participating in recruitment on the ﬁrst official day. This gives each of the girls the chance to visit each house for 20 minutes. Each day, the women returned to fewer and fewer houses until the last night, when they visited three chapters for one hour each. In the visits, women got the opportunity to see skits that represent the chapters’ sisterhood, take house tours and participate in ceremonies. Some women had no idea what to expect going into the ﬁrst day of recruitment. “After the ﬁrst couple of house visits each day, I was better able to expect what was to come for the rest of day,” said Kelley Glanz, freshman in public service and administration in agriculture. Glanz is now a pledge at Alpha Gamma Delta as a result of the formal recruitment process. At the close of each day, the women going through recruitment ranked the chapters they visited and selected ones they preferred. The women already in a sorority rate potential women based on several factors, which may vary from chapter
to chapter. “As a member of my sorority, my role in recruitment has been just to talk to girls and get to know them the best way I can in order to see if they would ﬁt in well with our house,” Valdez said. Chapters offer invitations, also known as bids, for women to join on the last day of recruitment. The new members are then welcomed to the house. Glanz said although the formal recruitment process can be stressful and tiring, it was the best way to ﬁnd the chapter that best ﬁt her wants and needs. “I think the formal recruitment process is a great way for girls to ﬁnd the ‘right’ house for them. It allows you to visit all 13 houses and make your decision based on what you saw; no one else dictates your choice,” Glanz said. “A lot of the time your opinion of a house depends on who you talked to; if you had one great conversation, but the second one was awkward, it can be a tough decision of deciding where that house ﬁts into your list of preferences.” Taking the time to make an educated decision is important considering the commitment and importance of selecting a sorority. “Formal recruitment is a process where girls try to ﬁnd a place where they be-
long. It’s not just about ﬁnding study buddies or a house to live in. It’s about ﬁnding a family away from home,” Valdez said. Glanz also made connections with girls in her group throughout the week and will remember the events outside of recruitment well.
“Being a freshman, I didn’t feel like I knew many people here, but through going through recruitment I met a lot of new people, especially within my recruitment group. We all became very close, and I feel I could talk about anything to any of those girls,” Glanz
said. Women are not the only ones participating in formal recruitment. Fraternities on campus will run fall rush Wednesday through Friday. To register or to ﬁnd more information, visit www.greek.iastate.edu/fallrush.
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A crowd rushes into Target on Saturday to get special deals on college supplies and food. Students of Iowa State were able to participate in a â€œTarget Runâ€? in which Target was open only to students from 10:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily
Cyclone Aids pause for a picture at the Crest stand Saturday during the â€œTarget Run.â€? Target was open to students from 10:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. and students were able to get deals on college supplies and food. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily
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State Fair attendance slips below 1 million for first time since 1999
FDA says there is no evidence of a massive outbreak By Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Food and Drug Administration officials said Monday that there is no evidence a massive outbreak of salmonella in eggs has spread beyond two Iowa farms, though a team of investigators is still trying to figure out what caused it. FDA officials said they do not expect the number of eggs recalled to grow. Dr. Jeff Farrar, FDA’s associate commissioner for food protection, said 20 FDA investigators are at the two farms, Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms, and could be there until next week. He said preliminary findings of the investigation should be available later this week. Farrar said the chicks that came to the farms from a Minnesota hatchery appear to have been free of illness, so contamination most likely happened at the Iowa locations. The FDA is looking at eight different sites on the farms where laying hens were
DES MOINES — Attendance for the 2010 Iowa State Fair dipped below 1 million, breaking a streak of seven-figure attendance that went back to 2002. Fair officials say preliminary tickets sales data show nearly 967,400 people attended the 11-day event, which wrapped up Saturday. That’s less than the 1,006,500 in 2009 and the just more than 1.1 million record set in 2008. Officials blame the weather — which was hot, humid and sometimes rainy — and the down economy for the nearly 4 percent slip in attendance. This year’s total attendance was the lowest since about 969,000 people attended the 1999 fair.
Police tangle with crowd outside Iowa State Fair on its last day Janet Weaver, of Des Moines, shops for eggs at a grocery store Monday in Des Moines. A sign on the cooler said the eggs were not effected by the recall. Two Iowa farms have recalled more than a half-billion eggs linked to salmonella poisoning. Photo: Charlie Neibergall/The Associated Press
reared as well as other locations, he said. The House Energy and Commerce Committee said it is investigating the outbreak and sent letters to both farms asking for detailed information about company operations, communications with the government and what they knew and when. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., head of the spending committee
that oversees the Agriculture Department and the FDA, sent the two government agencies a letter asking what they knew. The number of illnesses, which can be life-threatening, especially to those with weakened immune systems, is expected to increase. The federal Centers for Disease Control has said there could be as many as 1,300 salmonella illnesses linked to the eggs.
Dr. Christopher Braden, a CDC epidemiologist involved in the investigation, said there have been 40 more cases reported since last week, but it isn’t immediately clear if all are linked to tainted eggs. Braden said so far the agency has not identified additional clusters of illness that would indicate the outbreak has spread beyond the two Iowa farms.
DES MOINES — Some Des Moines police officers were attacked as they broke up an unruly crowd outside the gates of the Iowa State Fair. They were attacked on the last night of the fair. Officers used chemical spray and a stun gun trying to gain control Sunday night. Two teenage girls were taken in for questioning. A police sergeant and a reserve officer both complained of head, neck and back pain after being punched from behind. Fights broke out shortly after 10:30 p.m. When police arrived, several large crowds were leaving the fairgrounds. A 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl were taken in for questioning and later released to relatives. Police administrators announced last week that they were stepping up security outside the fair gates after a series of attacks and fights.
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New rules bring new worries Police plan for more arrests with stricter laws, rules IOWA CITY — New, stricter tailgating rules at the University of Iowa have the local sheriff worried that his jail might become full with an inﬂux of inmates on Hawkeye gamedays. Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek recalls a 2006 night home football game against Ohio State, which Iowa lost. “The jail got to some dangerous levels of inmates,” Pulkrabek said. Now, Pulkrabek has similar concerns about gameday jail capacity when the university cracks down on excessive drinking at Hawkeye football games this fall. The sheriff said the heightened approach to lawbreaking could mean more inmates at the jail on Saturdays. “I’m not real thrilled with it,” Pulkrabek said Thursday. “The university appears to be a little narrow sighted on it.” On Monday, university
President Barack Obama hosts an iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the Ramadan fast for Muslims, at the White House on Aug. 13. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press
GOP ofﬁcial questions Obama’s religion after hosting Muslim dinner DES MOINES — An Iowa member of the Republican National Committee is questioning whether President Barack Obama is Muslim, despite the White House insistence that he’s Christian. After a poll last week showed nearly 20 percent of Americans believe Obama is Muslim, a White House spokesman reiterated that Obama was a Christian who prays daily. Nonetheless, Iowa GOP leader Kim Lehman tells The Des Moines Register on Monday that Obama’s 2009 speech in Egypt “just had the appearance that he was aligning himself with the Muslims.” A transcript of the speech shows Obama again identiﬁes himself as a Christian. Lehman says that what matters is not her view about Obama’s religious faith, but his answers about the issue. She did not return a call from The Associated Press.
Cody Raisch, of Des Moines, drinks from a beer bong held by UI junior Laney Wallace, of Des Moines, as Sean Richmond, of Chicago, cheers him on, while tailgating before the Northwestern game at Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 9, 2009, in Iowa City. Photo: Matthew Holst/The Associated Press
officials unveiled the “Think Before You Drink” campaign. Officials said police working around the stadium will step up enforcement of open container, public urination and underage drinking laws. In addition, the university now
is putting a stop to drinking in campus parking ramps and lots one hour after the game is over and halting all tailgating activities after two hours. The university on Thursday clariﬁed the end of the game to mean when
the stadium is “substantially empty.” Police also will set up checkpoints after games to look for drunken drivers. It remains to be seen how the increased enforcement will affect the jail.
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Settlement reached in Minnesota bridge collapse case
SeaWorld ﬁned for safety violations
A $52.4 million settlement was reached between victims of a 2007 bridge collapse in Minneapolis and the engineering ﬁrm responsible for the bridge's inspection, the victims' attorneys said Monday. Thirteen people were killed in the rush hour collapse. The settlement came as a judge considered a motion from the victims to allow the jury to consider punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages to be paid by the ﬁrm, URS Corporation. "URS Corporation's concern over the potential of punitive damages was a factor in bringing about this settlement at this time," attorney Jim Schwebel, who represented the plaintiffs, said in a statement. The victims will be paid about $48.6 million of the total settlement. Insurance companies that paid workers' compensation and property damage will be reimbursed about $2.3 million,. Another $1.5 million will be contributed to fund a permanent memorial to those who lost their lives. CNN wire service
NASA lets public choose ﬁnal shuttle wake-up songs The American public will choose songs used to wake up the astronauts when the last two space shuttle missions orbit Earth, NASA said. "It's going to be a difficult choice, because there have been so many great songs played over the years," said STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey in a news release. Clever song selection has been a tradition for the space agency dating back to its early days, but usually families and friends of crew members have chosen them. For example, the Apollo 10 mission, which was a dress rehearsal for the moon landing in 1969, was appropriately treated to Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon." Voters can also submit an original song with a space theme, NASA said. Two of those tunes, which must be submitted online by Jan. 10, will later be voted on by the public. CNN wire service
By Dugald McConnell CNN wire service SeaWorld has been ﬁned $75,000 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three safety violations, including one classiﬁed as willful, after one of its animal trainers was killed in February. In a statement issued Monday, OSHA regional administrator Cindy Coe said that SeaWorld knew of the inherent risks of allowing trainers to interact with dangerous animals. "Nonetheless, it required its employees to work within the pool walls, on ledges and on shelves where they were subject to dangerous behavior by the animals," Coe said in the statement. SeaWorld denied what it called "unfounded" allegations by OSHA and said it would contest the citations. In February, a 12,000-pound killer whale at the Orlando, Florida, SeaWorld pulled trainer Dawn Brancheau, 40, underwater and killed her as horriﬁed park
These are photos of a whale performance at SeaWorld taken on Feb. 24, just hours before trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed. It is unclear whether Brancheau or Telly the whale is depicted in these photos. Photo: Denise DeVore/CNN wire service
visitors watched. The OSHA statement said the whale involved was one of three also involved in the death of an animal trainer in 1991 at a Vancouver, British Columbia, water park. The agency's investigation "revealed that SeaWorld trainers had an extensive history of unexpected and potentially dangerous incidents involving killer whales at its various facilities, including its location in Orlando," the OSHA statement said.
OSHA issued one "willful" citation — deﬁned as a violation committed with plain indifference or intentional disregard for employee safety health — for "exposing its employees to hazards when interacting with killer whales," the statement said. A second citation classiﬁed as "serious" was issued for failing to install a stairway railing system on one side of a stadium stage, the OSHA statement said. In response, the SeaWorld
statement said its own internal review reached a different conclusion. Without providing details of its conclusions, the statement said they were "drawn from decades of experience caring for marine mammals." It noted that killer whales at SeaWorld "are displayed under valid federal permits and under the supervision of two government agencies with directly applicable expertise: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Commerce National Marine Fisheries Service." The SeaWorld statement also said its trainers were "among the most skilled, trained and committed zoological professionals in the world today." "The fact that there have been so few incidents over more than 2 million separate interactions with killer whales is evidence not just of SeaWorld's commitment to safety, but to the success of that training and the skill and professionalism of our staff," the SeaWorld statement said.
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Thank staff, officials who helped Ames during ﬂood
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Most of us rolled into town sometime in the last week or so — so most of us didn’t face the thrill of boiling our water just to make a pitcher of juice, or endure hot and steamy summer days without access to showers. The university lucked out when the city managed to restore water before freshmen were scheduled to move in, which undoubtedly would have forced delays to movein and Monday’s class start date. And a lot of work — on the part of individuals, civic organizations, businesses and city and university staff — went into getting Ames pulled back together. But we’re left wondering how we wound up in such a situation to begin with. It’s easy to realize that Duff Avenue is the place to be when it comes to running a business in Ames. But the city zones and approves building permits that allow business owners to set up shop in ﬂood plains. Why? And how do those decisions affect our neighbors downstream, in the hard-hit farms and small-town community of Colfax? The football team sprang to action to save the Jacobson Building from the onslaught of ﬂoodwaters that overwhelmed the intramural ﬁelds to the east and Hilton Coliseum to the north, and the corporate superpower that is Walmart reportedly sprang to action to get the business up and running as soon as possible. But the small businesses that make Ames unique and memorable, like Happy Joe’s, stand permanently closed or still scraping through the mud on their ﬂoors. Who stands behind them? Over the course of the coming weeks and months, city and university ofﬁcials will pour over the results of the summer’s rains and subsequent ﬂoods. And we’re just hoping their conversations will focus on what decisions may have been made in the past that could have contributed to the situation we found ourselves in just two weeks ago, and what decisions and plans can be hashed out to better prepare us for the next time we’re faced with rainfalls like these. We’re sure conversations along these lines have been taking place for as long as Ames and community planners have been around, but we hope the conversation won’t be distracted by anything that hinders a fruitful discussion. Under the Ames Tribune’s article, “Add your message of thanks,” the Ames and ISU communities have already begun to build a list of thank-yous to the city staff, administrators and ofﬁcers who carried us through the ﬂoodwaters, so to speak. Take a minute, sometime this week, to add a thought yourself.
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Column battle: Sides of technology Arment vs. Crain STEVEN CRAIN: The technological imperative Written in as a letter to the editor Some would argue that the surge in technological advances our world has seen in the last 20 years has made people far more isolated, lazy and depraved. Sure, technology might not have helped with any of these character ﬂaws, but people will be as isolated, lazy and depraved as they want to be, Wi-Fi or not. Technology is much more useful to society than it is damaging. For one, it allows us to communicate to almost anyone we want — and a few we probably don’t — almost instantly. My cell phone might go off every 10 minutes, making me want to throw it through a window sometimes, but I certainly don’t know what I would do without it. And social networking sites, such as Facebook, make keeping in touch with everyone almost second nature. Our country is seeing a state of safety that has never been achieved in history. Things that would have taken our military hundreds of men and a few probable deaths to do, can now be done by one man on a computer. Criminals and terrorists are becoming much more tech savvy; our country has no choice but to stay 10 steps ahead of all of them. That’s how we’ve always
done it, and that’s how we’re always going to do it. As far as it directly concerns me, I’m not a fan of the Patriot Act and other “Big Brother” laws. But in the end, if it keeps us safe, I guess I’m willing to give up a few of my freedoms. Although people are eating worse and worse food, we are living longer and longer. This can almost entirely be attributed to the increase in medical technology. This is a ﬁeld that, short of cloning humans, should be allowed to grow as large and as fast as it can. I sleep easy at night knowing there are very few diseases and disorders that my family and I could get that couldn’t be treated in some manner. Technology does make it increasingly more difficult to ﬂy under the radar these days. So I understand how sex offenders and drugsmuggling, illegal aliens could be a little put off by this fact. But there are plenty of caves in the Middle East that they can all go live in if they don’t mind giving up their high-speed internet and Dish Network. I personally don’t have a lot to hide nowadays, so I don’t mind being noticed a little. As a computer-literate person under the age of 30, I ﬁnd that technology has given me a leg up in the job market. Most of our parents didn’t have the luxury of learning Windows
and Mac software in school. We’re out there snagging cool jobs while lots of older generations are trying to go back to school to catch up. There still are plenty of labor-intensive jobs out there that don’t require much computer knowledge at all. I’d rather do something a little more mentally challenging for work, though. Finally, I believe that almost every form of media has positively beneﬁted from modern technology. We can do way more interesting things with music and movies than ever, and we can enjoy all the classics in many forms, too. The literary world isn’t dying; it’s simply changing to meet the times. You can still go out and pick up a newspaper if you want, but now you can also get that same paper on your laptop, cell phone and PDA, too. Technology has given us the means to make anything we love live on much longer. I love the fact that I live in a time where almost any information I want is right at my ﬁngertips. And that my opinion can be shared with everyone just as theirs can be shared with me. As long as our country, our culture and our people can keep up with this changing world, I see only positive beneﬁts from modern technology. I wouldn’t want to have it any other way.
JASON ARMENT: The technological negatives
he dehumanizing effect that technology has on our species is unmistakable, but accepted by society. People spend hours on social networking sites instead of going out and being social. In a search for community, a surrogate community has been found. This community is, by and large, a farce. Unlike a real community, where people help and support each other, a social networking community will offer little support when your house ﬂoods or you need your car jumped in the morning. There are people on social networking sites that have thousands of friends. I think it can be agreed that taking it to the extreme of 1,000-plus friends on a social networking site is a poignant example of how superﬁcial these “friendships” are. You get or send a friend request, view a small page of information and a few pictures that represent — or misrepresent — the person behind the computer screen, then you are “friends.” Texting, while useful, has signiﬁcantly replaced telephone conversations. We move further away from human interaction
with many such things that are useful in the sense of utility but not in the sense of expression. E-mails — posts or messages, if you are a social networking site — are extremely useful for business. As we dehumanize ourselves with technology, we are also dehumanizing each other. The introduction of the Maxim gun, the ﬁrst machine gun, signaled the rise of machines in warfare. An even better example of this is the Predator drone. Pilots far away from the drone itself control it by remote as it rains hellﬁre missiles down on people defending their town from American imperialism. This is considered a good thing to our government and the military. The human element is taken out of the equation. Our side doesn’t see their side screaming and writhing in agony as they bleed out in the sand. Our side doesn’t smell the burning ﬂesh, and doesn’t have a chance to taste their blood as arterial spray shoots pink mist into the air. It’s all on a screen, either as a video-gameesque representation on a LCD or as a statistic on a general’s desk somewhere.
As a society, we aren’t really informed anymore. We consider ourselves to be up to speed with what’s going on, simply by watching a television screen or reading an online blog. I wrote a column about how people play the race card needlessly at times. I was apprehensive, worrying about the black youth out there that would read my piece, and after retreating back to the lab with pen and paper, would come out and smash me. This never came to pass, though. I did get a negative reaction from a piece I wrote about Walmart. People aren’t well-informed enough about racial issues, beyond what the media says, but when it comes to Walmart, they’ll be damned if I say anything bad about that corporate giant. As a people, where did we lose the plot? Why does a white guy get a free pass when he writes about the race card, but when he writes about a business that exploits the labor force, people are ready to draw swords? It’s because we’ve lost each other. Between social networking, television, video games, the inter-
net and phones that are more or less laptops, we can no longer see the forest for all the trees. People form opinions about political ideologies without ever having any real world experience. In the beginning of this nation, the “hero” was everywhere. You had to be ready to ﬁght to the death at a moment’s notice, stand at the bar and orate why you were ready to die for what you believed in to any who would challenge you, and you had to be able to pass this on to your children. Those great men had to be scholars, philosophers and warriors. It slowly came to pass that the “hero” went the way of the buffalo. Things become easier, and we have become complacent. The world has shrunk and we have replaced talking with texting, e-mails and posts over social networks. We’ve replaced thinking and inquisitiveness with watching media, absorbing the views of others and regurgitating them. I’m afraid that what we are replacing our humanity with is something that isn’t positive. When we aren’t ourselves, what are we?
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Music conjures up emotional response By Rachel.Johnson @iowastatedaily.com
or reasons unknown, I often drift away from music I love. I suppose because I become attached to another musician, or something else, but recently I drifted back to an early album by a transcendental collection of musicians called Sigur Rós. The album is called “Von,” the group’s earliest release only recently re-discovered due to the initial limited release on its local Icelandic label. Released in 1997, the album is not by any means as grand as say “Ágætis byrjun” and not as complex; however, “Von” conveys the precious minimalist sound for which Sigur Rós is known. For anyone who has been to Iceland or has at the very least seen pictures, it is easy to understand the vast space in the landscape. With the population sporadically placed, the landscape is the most evident aspect to the visitor’s eye. It literally grabs your chest and pulls at your soul, giving you a clear reality of how gracious the world can be. It’s clear where Sigur Rós found its inspiration. In “Von,” the calm that the landscape ﬁlls in you, as well as the wonder, is conveyed perfectly in the music of the album, and rightly, “Von” means “hope” in Icelandic. When listening to this album, it’s as if the landscapes creep into your conscious, and if you close your eyes, you can imagine per-
fectly what it was they were looking at when this was written. That is the case for all of their music. It is almost as if the visual inspiration travels with this band. I was driving through the back country of Iowa during a storm and even the vast empty space seemed awe inspiring. The music carries with it a sense of wonder, as though you can feel exactly what the band felt looking out over the vast landscape of its home country. The only way I can describe the feeling I get when I hear this music is it is like heroin. It is an incredible calm that overcomes you and you drift off to wherever the band wants you. They manage to combine the most beautiful orchestrations and utter simplicity that listening to this band is an experience on its own. The song “Olsen Olsen” off “Ágætis byrjun” is a perfect example. The song pulls your heart out for the eight wondrous minutes, beginning and ending in the simplest beauty. Simple one- to three-instrument arrangements leading into an explosion that sends chills down every inch of your skin, then ends in the shuffling sounds of undeﬁned conversations and children laughing. It is as if you are listening to someone’s life, and not a music record. It becomes a story in the mind of the listener, and
it is up to the listener to create that story for themselves. Sigur Rós is very much about the emotional communication with the listener. They are not trying to give some concrete point of view, what the music does is spark some feeling inside you and pulls out the curious child we all were that was in absolute awe of the everything around us. I do believe that the beauty of the music of Sigur Rós has much to do with the landscape of Iceland. The vastness and striking orchestrations match the overwhelming nature of the Icelandic countryside, yet the simple absence of human intervention in the land produces in the music points of stunning naivety that come together perfectly. Each album is an emotional story. Sigur Rós is known for singing in both Icelandic and in English, but also in what they call Vonlenska, in English translating to “Hopelandic.” The name was inspiring by the song “Von” off its ﬁrst album of the same name. Vonlenska are the unintelligible lyrics sung by singer Jonsi, meant to convey the speciﬁc emotions of the songs, not words. Music is emotional communication, and Sigur Rós takes the wonder of its homeland and translates that into grand and simple orchestrations that match the wonder evoked by the
Sigur Ros, known for its precious minimalist sound, plays at Wolves Civic in Wolverhampton. The album “Von” was recently re-discovered after a limited release on the band’s local Icelandic label. Courtesy photo: Shimelle Laine/Flickr
vastness of Iceland. In fact, the entire album of “()” is sung is Vonlenska, and it one of the group’s most widely loved creations. To understand the beauty of what Sigur Rós does in its music, I urge you to watch the documentary “Heima,” which means “at home.” The documentary follows that band all over Iceland performing free un-
announced concerts for the Icelandic people in unconventional places, many of them outside against the backdrop of the different landscapes. In this documentary, you will ﬁnd Sigur Rós as it was meant to be seen, and see exactly from where the music manifested. It’s a very powerful creation that will no doubt move something in you that little else can.
Actions speak much louder than words By Tyler.Lage @iowastatedaily.com
teak or shake: developing a consistent relationship with animals and their byproducts. Coming to college means leaving the comfortable conﬁnes of parental guidance, and opens the doors to innumerable new lifestyle choices. One of the many decisions to be made is to eat, or not to eat meat. When the prospect of reconsidering one’s place of the food chain is addressed, many questions naturally follow: the animals’ living environments, the animals’ effect on the global environment and the efficiency of raising animals. The full scope of the repercussions of any potential decision must be considered when deciding ones’ diet; at least they should be. Frustration overcame me earlier this summer when a friend stated, “The way we treat animals is so inhumane.” Setting aside the fact the root of the adjective made it a humorous choice for the present discussion, I surveyed her
over her chicken quesadilla. “You could always become vegetarian,” I said. My friend’s response, like that of most people that lament the conditions to which animals are subjected, was to do nothing. The concept “put up or shut up” comes to mind. That is to say, I can respect people for making difficult countercultural statements, as long as they are willing to reﬂect those positions with their actions. Instead, I am forced to hear people pontiﬁcate wildly about ethical superiority because they “feel for the animals,” and “want to do something about it,” but they never do. I offer a list of suggestions for people that want to live a consistent life when it comes to their relationship to the greater animal kingdom. First, it must be said that hunting is no worse than buying food from Hy-Vee. In fact, it could be seen as more considerate of the animal in question because,
unlike the factory farmed animal sold over your local meat counter, the animal killed by a hunter’s bullet had a period of free-range existence. Next, the person interested in a holistic separation from responsibility for the killing of animals must bear in mind that leather, most shoes; gelatin, marshmallows and some yogurt in addition to Jello; and honey must be avoided. Use of any of these products causes at least the exploitation of the animals in question, if not death. The ﬁnal common inconsistency in the animalfriendly community is one of degree. As an illustration, the idea of slapping mosquitoes and hugging hippos might be considered. The underlying thought process is that either: 1) level of sentience, or 2) level similarity to humans, offers a valid scale with which to measure the amount of respect an animal deserves. The logic in this idea is suspect; actually, it is nonexistent.
However, it does shed light on the pseudo-vegetarian known as the pescetarian. The pescetarian is a person who would otherwise be categorized as a vegetarian, save for the fact he eats ﬁsh. The pescetarian is the idealized proof of the above misconception in that he has
chosen the least human-like meat, the ﬁsh, as his lone exception. Is it a coincidence that the ﬁsh cannot protest vocally the way any other meat can as it is being lead to slaughter? I think not. All that said, I have nothing wrong with people who decide not to eat meat. In fact, the
opposite is true. I have great respect for people that decide to take a controversial stand for a cause they support. However, I do encourage people that subscribe to any of the glaring inconsistencies I discussed to reevaluate their own actions before telling me, “God cries when I kill Bambi.”
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Duck, lamb and pork, oh my! Summer foodie tour
hile at a cousin’s bridal shower in Massachusetts this summer, I came across a beautiful salad that contained mescaline lettuces, watermelon and what we all thought was pineapple. But as soon as I took a bite of that bright yellow fruit, I was surprised to find it wasn’t pineapple but more of a melon. The fruit was juicy and sweet like watermelon, but it had a smoother texture than the traditional red watermelon and it had more flavor — a sweet flavor. It was absolutely delicious and I ate it all.
By Justine Mattiussi AmesEats Flavors Writer
his summer I embarked on a culinary adventure where I experienced amazing cuisine and paramount service from local restaurants in the Ames and Des Moines area. The tour began with a list of critically acclaimed restaurants that I’ve always wanted to dine at. I’ve highlighted my best dining experiences and challenge the Flavors readers to check out these outstanding establishments.
So what was that fruit anyway? Someone had mentioned that it could be a yellow watermelon, so when I got home I did some research and found out they were right. There are several varieties of watermelon, one being the Yellow Crimson Watermelon, the fruit I ate at the bridal shower. On the outside it looks like a normal watermelon, green with stripes, but when cut open the flesh is yellow, a great surprise.
My culinary journey is by no means complete. I will continue to indulge in exceptional cuisine and experiment with new flavor combinations while informing readers with my information.
Cafe Shi’s menu items draw inspiration from places all around the world. The service demonstrated at Cafe Shi was outstanding, definitely the best of all the restaurants I toured this summer. After the waitress’ glowing recommendation, I sampled the Vietnamese duck curry, which exceeded my expectations and trampled over previous versions at other restaurants. For dessert I indulged in a red velvet souffle with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce, which was absolutely amazing. Cafe Shi’s atmosphere was comfortable and lively with a mix of conversation and good times. I can’t wait to try more of its delicious cuisine.
Azalea is an extraordinary restaurant in the heart of downtown Des Moines that specializes in classic American cuisine with Mediterranean and French inspiration while emphasizing local and organic producers. I devoured the garlic-thyme rubbed steak with roasted new potatoes, tomatoes and bacon-blue cheese creamed spinach which was a heavenly combination. For dessert I ventured outside my comfort zone and tried goat cheese sorbet, which was an incredible blend of sweet and salty. Accompanying the sorbet, I also enjoyed the dark chocolate mousse with Chambord whipped cream, which was delectable.
Alba is a fantastic American contemporary restaurant that specializes in the unexpected. The menu has classics like deviled eggs but with a spicy twist. The atmosphere is upscale and funky with doors suspended from the ceiling as you dine. I enjoyed the Pork Loin Dou accompanied with chorizo, Yukon potatoes and fresh tomatoes. For dessert I marveled over a homemade chocolate souffle with buttermilk ice cream — so scrumptious.
By Devon O’Brien AmesEats Flavors Writer
This type of melon is grown in Mexico, California and Arizona and is sold year-round. Although I have never seen any available in this region, I would suggest it to anyone who can find it. It would be a great addition to any fruit salad, picnic or grill out.
Watermelon salad recipe: 1 cup chopped watermelon (yellow and red) 1 cup mescaline lettuce 1/2 cup red onion 1 tbsp chopped garlic 1/3 cup chopped cilantro 6 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp white vinegar salt and pepper to taste Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Serve chilled and enjoy.
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My 11-year-old son was able to make up his own noodle recipe and have the chefs cook it for him. This gave him quite a sense of independence. I personally eat a vegetarian diet, and I was able to make my own Pad Thai, loaded with vegetables and tofu.
tive and fun as the Mongolian Buffet is. We came slightly after the lunch rush, but it was still quite busy. We were seated right away, but we were not at our table much because we were busy exploring. My husband
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Moves reflect money’s role
Outside hitter Rachel Hockaday reacts after a kill in Saturday’s scrimmage at Ames High. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily
Excitement mounts for upcoming season
By Travis.Cordes iowastatedaily.com
As the ISU volleyball team has witnessed over the last two weeks, forces of nature can take away tradition and routine in a matter of minutes. But no matter how much physical damage the flooding caused, it certainly wasn’t going to take away from potential and an extremely bright future. Radiant smiles, laughter and upbeat attitudes filled the gym before practice a week prior to the season opener. The excitement in the air was palpable.
Despite everything thrown at them this preseason — Hilton Coliseum is now virtually unusable for the entire season — the Cyclones are still overflowing with enthusiasm for arguably the most highly anticipated year in program history. “I’m really excited about it,” said junior outside hitter Rachel Hockaday. “There’s nothing to be upset about. We’re all going to stay positive, and I think we can turn it into a big home court advantage.” The Cyclones enter the season as the No. 9 team in the nation, which is the highest preseason ranking in school history. They also came in at No. 3 in the Big 12
preseason poll. Only one starter from last year is absent from the ISU roster in 2010, making for a team with enough experience and depth to rival any other in the country. To supplement the returning experience is the No. 16-ranked recruiting class in the nation, and those three freshmen are already making huge strides in transitioning to the college game. “We have a pretty veteran team, but
he Iowa State Daily exists for two reasons: to inform and to spark discussion. For sports, my job is the latter. The sports section hasn’t had a full-time columnist for as long as anyone working here now can remember. Now, it’s up to me to be that voice each week, to react to ISU sports and look ahead to what’s next. And coming off a summer in which the Big 12 nearly collapsed — and by extension, Iowa State’s athletic viability — it’s important to remember that what the Big 12 has become was shaped by years of tradition dating back to the days of the Big 8 or the Southwest Conference. College sports in general is steeped in it. And the Big 12 was, and still is with its remaining 10 members, a huge part of football and basketball traditions in this country. Kansas basketball. Oklahoma, Texas and Nebraska football. Oklahoma State and Iowa State wrestling. All a part of the Big 12 and its legacy. The conference is also littered with long-standing rivalries dating back to the early 1900s. Iowa State had been in the same conference as Nebraska — among others — for more than 100 years until Nebraska packed its bags and headed to the more profitable Big Ten. And now a key piece of the history, of the rivalries, of everything Big 12, is gone. It’s true that financially, Nebraska made the right decision. Same for Colorado, for that matter. They both will get a far bigger piece of the financial pie in their new conferences than they would’ve in the Big 12. And while Colorado doesn’t leave behind a storied past in the Big 12, it did kind of abandon the conference that helped make it well-known nationally. Yet because of the
Buffaloes’ struggles more recently, it’s more understandable that they would look for a new start in a new conference. But Nebraska came within a few seconds and a bad call or two from winning the Big 12 in football last year. The Cornhuskers have a solid team that will be a top 25 program at the least for the foreseeable future. So it’s obvious the move was purely for money. And that’s a shame. I hate that in sports today, whether it’s college or the pros, money dominates absolutely everything. If you don’t have money in college athletics, you can’t recruit as well, you can’t have the best facilities, and by extension, you can’t win consistently. The traditions are really all that there is left to keep sacred in college football and basketball. They’re what keep fans tied to the school they attended or simply have loved their whole lives. They’re what brings so much passion. Nebraska just shuffled that all aside. And now you’ll hear Nebraska and its fans say how they’ll form new rivalries with the likes of Iowa and Michigan in the Big Ten. But I seriously doubt any rivalry they create will ever mean as much as those they had in the Big 12. Honestly, I’m going to miss seeing Iowa State play Nebraska and Colorado. Colorado because that usually meant a win, and Nebraska because it felt so sweet when Iowa State beat them in football. But that goes back once again to the tradition of Nebraska being a perennial football power, and Iowa State definitely not being one. At the end of the day, there really isn’t much we can do about it. But for you Nebraska fans who have convinced yourselves this was the right move in the long run, remember this: Nebraska sold its souls for the almighty dollar, and what goes around comes around.
Cyclones embrace status as Big 12 underdogs By Chris.Cueller iowastatedaily.com One game at a time. Fans of ISU football heard this refrain countless times during the 2009 season from coach Paul Rhoads and his unified coaching staff. The phrase didn’t make for scintillating quotes, but the Cyclones won two more football games than they had the previous two seasons combined. Bowl victories can make repetitive mantras exciting. “I’m telling them the exact same things on the way to building a championship program,” Rhoads said. “There’s no timeline for that ... expectations remain the same year in and year out. And that’s to win a bowl game in college football.” Improvement and repetition are buzzwords again in 2010, and even with the returning starters and key players from last season’s Insight Bowl winning team, expectations remain unchanged. Quarterback Austen Arnaud returns for his final season behind center, attempting to follow up a 2,015-yard passing season with a higher completion percentage and better knowledge of offensive coordinator Tom Herman’s system. “I’ve been watching guys that run close to the same offense — Todd Reesing [of Kansas], Chase Daniel [from Missouri], Colt McCoy [of Texas] — guys that I’ve studied and they’ve been some of the best passers that college football has ever seen, and I just want to be in that same sense,” Arnaud said.
Senior running back Alexander Robinson finished 2009 as the second-leading rusher in the competitive Big 12, and the three-year starter will be running for his legacy in 2010 behind an established offensive line. A stable of young runners will back up the Minneapolis native beside Arnaud in the spread, but the backfield is one of the few places where the Cyclones are locked in at the top of the depth chart. The offensive line is largely consistent with last year’s roster, and the role of replacing All-Big 12 center Reggie Stephens will be filled by former guard Ben Lamaak, a player with 33 career starts. Depth will also be an aid to this unit, and its success at keeping Arnaud off his backside could be duplicated. But this is a Rhoadscoached team — improvement is the name of the game. “I think that’s a low standard. We want to go out there and improve every year, and improve in all facets,” Lamaak said. “I think I’ve improved my leadership skills and my knowledge of football ... I think it’s going to show and it’s going to be a lot of fun.” A year ago, Herman said, “You don’t necessarily have to have a bunch of 4.3-[speed] guys out there running around to be successful.” Even he couldn’t have predicted that the success of Robinson running and injuries to key targets Sedrick Johnson and Darius Reynolds would limit the team to 185 passing yards per game, which was ninth in the Big 12. The receivers have im-
Cyclone football players wait for pictures on Football Media Day on Aug. 4 at Jack Trice Stadium. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily
proved, according to the second-year Cyclone coordinator, along with the rest of the offense, and it’s time for that production to equate to victories. “There’s no doubt the receivers have improved, and we’re excited about that,” Herman said. “None of us on the offense are a finished product ... but hopefully we’ll continue to get better.” The offseason talk has been whether the fresh-faced ISU linebacking corps could uphold last year’s workload and intensity. However, the entire defense is young, not just the line-
backers. Rhoads and defensive coordinator Wally Burnham want to improve tackling constantly, and they feel the rest of the plan will fall into place. “It’s better. It’s not there,” Rhoads said. “When I coach tackling, I want to be the best tackling football team in America. We’re not ahead of where we finished last season, because we have some players that haven’t had enough snaps out there, and been in position rep after rep after rep.” A defensive line that would be classified as undersized when compared to its contemporaries will battle up front,
but speed is the threat that the line and linebackers present to their opponents. A speedy and reloaded secondary stars hard hitters Leonard Johnson and David Sims, but it will be needed to aid in run support and guide the young defense through one of the toughest schedules in the country. “We’ve got better speed up front. We’ve got better speed at linebacker. We certainly have better speed in the secondary,” Burnham said. “They’re so young, they’re inexperienced. Even the guys that got snaps, we need them to be lots better
than last year.” The Iowa Hawkeyes, Utah Utes and Texas Longhorns give the Cyclones three opponents with six combined losses in 2009. Nebraska allowed 66 total points in the seven games following its defeat against Iowa State. The rest of the Big 12 South is always difficult, Colorado is a conference road opponent for the last time, Northern Iowa hangs tough with in-state rivals, and the list goes on. There are plenty of reasons why the Cyclones could let the
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Iowa State defeats in-state rival Panthers By Cory.Weaver iowastatedaily.com Iowa State took on Northern Iowa in the Panthersâ€™ season opener Sunday afternoon in Cedar Falls, and it was a heated battle in every sense of the word. It was 87 degrees with the sun bearing down for the game and it looked as if the heat would be an added obstacle for both teams. Iowa State (1-0-1) outshot Northern Iowa (0-1-0) 8-3 in the ďŹ rst half and both teams played solid defensively to preserve the 0-0 tie and head into halftime scoreless. Senior goalkeeper Ashley Costanzo played a stout ďŹ rst half, contributing three saves and keeping the team focused by being vocal. The game started heating up in the second half as the Cyclones came out ďŹ ring and started off the half with a surge. â€œCoach [Wendy Dillinger] deďŹ nitely inspired us at halftime, and we kind of refocused what we were doing, stepped it up, realized what we needed to do, and brought a whole new approach to the attack,â€? said junior captain Mary Kate McLaughlin. â€œEveryone did a great job.â€? The ďŹ rst goal came from the foot of ISU freshman midďŹ elder Emily Goldstein in the 72nd minute when
MidďŹ elder and defender Mary Kate McLaughlin escapes from her opponent during Fridayâ€™s game against Drake. It was moved to Ankeny due to ďŹ‚ood damage to Iowa Stateâ€™s soccer ďŹ eld. Photo: Samantha Butler/Iowa State Daily
she collected a cross pass in front of the net from fellow freshman Meredith Skitt and put it in off the bounce. â€œWe werenâ€™t playing the way we knew we could play,â€? said Goldstein of the Cyclonesâ€™ ďŹ rst half. â€œWe were playing down to a level we shouldnâ€™t really play at, so once we ďŹ nally realized we were better than them, we picked our heads up and started playing like we normally do, and then we got the results we wanted.â€? Iowa Stateâ€™s momentum surge was dampened when, three minutes
later, a penalty kick was awarded to Northern Iowa and UNI senior captain Chelsie Hochstedler kicked the ball inside the top right corner of the net past freshman keeper Maddie Jobe for the equalizer. â€œMaddie did a good job trying to get to it, but just the call in general we were pretty upset about,â€? McLaughlin said. Iowa State continued to stay focused and answered back with a few shots, one of which being a free kick by Goldstein, but couldnâ€™t ďŹ nd a way to break the tie again. Just moments later in the 80th
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minute, Goldstein was involved in another inďŹ‚uential play, teaming up with McLaughlin for a goal. â€œShe played a perfect ball across the six[-meter line] and I just happened to be there,â€? McLaughlin said on Goldsteinâ€™s assist. â€œI missed it last game, so I had a little bit of ďŹ re under my butt to ďŹ nish today.â€? To close out the game, freshman midďŹ elder Theresa Kucera followed a deďŹ‚ected shot from senior midďŹ elder Jordan Bishop, and Kucera shot the ball and banked it in off the crossbar to give Iowa State the 3-1 lead in the 85th minute. Iowa Stateâ€™s three goals all came within 13 minutes of each other, and the Cyclones outshot the Panthers 12-2 in the second half and 20-5 on the game. Iowa Stateâ€™s defense has played a big part the past two games, shutting out Drake in game one and giving up just one goal on a penalty kick to Northern Iowa. â€œIt all starts with the defense and
works up to the offense,â€? Kucera said. Jobe played a solid second half for the Cyclones and combined with Costanzoâ€™s ďŹ rst-half effort and tight defense from an experienced unit, Iowa State walked away conďŹ dent. â€œWe have three juniors playing in the back for us in Mary Kate, Emily Hejlik and Amanda Mayberry,â€? Dillinger said. â€œThey have good chemistry and they understand what it takes defensively.â€? Both teams were scoreless on corner and free kicks, and Iowa Stateâ€™s Erin Green received the gameâ€™s only yellow card. The Cyclones improved to 7-0 all-time against Northern Iowa and will now travel to Montana to take on Nevada and Montana in the University of Montana Tournament. They will not have another home game until Sept. 17. The ISU Soccer Complex should be back to playable condition by then, and Iowa State will take on Iowa in the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series.
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Collegiate athletics proďŹ ts dropping due to economy
Drag racer Tim Hay loses control of car, dies on Iowa Raceway
By Alan Scher Zagier The Associated Press Count college sports among the sagging economyâ€™s latest victims. A newly released NCAA report shows that just 14 of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools made money from campus athletics in the 2009 ďŹ scal year, down from 25 the year before. Researchers blame the sagging economy and suggested that next yearâ€™s numbers could be even worse. The research was done by accounting professor Dan Fulks of Transylvania University, a Division III school in Lexington, Ky. It shows the median amount paid by the 120 FBS schools to support campus athletics grew in one year from about $8 million to more than $10 million. The NCAA doesnâ€™t release individual schoolsâ€™ revenues and expenses. But Fulks conďŹ rmed that Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, Texas and Tennessee are among the select group that made money from athletics. So is Missouri, which reported generated $2 million in proďŹ ts from campus athletics in 2009. NCAA interim president Jim Isch, who spent 11 years as the associationâ€™s chief ďŹ nancial officer, called the latest numbers less a reďŹ‚ection of â€œrunaway spendingâ€? in athletics than a reality of the countryâ€™s larger economic crisis. The gap between the haves and the havenots appears to be growing. The largest reported amount of revenue generated by an athletics program was $138.5 million â€” nearly three times the median of $45.9 million. The topspending program reported $127.6 million in annual expenses, with a similarly sized gap from the median.
â€œThe top end ... still does not have to rely on institutional subsidies,â€? Isch said. â€œBut those that do are falling further behind.â€? Sixty-eight FBS schools reported turning a proďŹ t on football, with a median value of $8.8 million. The 52 FBS schools that lost money on football reported median losses of $2.7 million. The breakdown for basketball programs at those 120 schools was nearly identical, though the median values for proďŹ table programs ($2.9 million) and money-losing ones ($873,000) were smaller. The ďŹ scal fortunes of major college athletic programs without football teams were even worse. None of the 97 schools in that category reported making money from athletics, with median losses of more than $2.8 million. Fulks pointed out that many schools funnel proďŹ ts from football and menâ€™s basketball â€” which for the top schools can mean millions in Bowl Championship Series payments and NCAA tournament payments â€” into lower-proďŹ le sports that canâ€™t rely on season ticket plans, TV packages and well-heeled donors. â€œFootball and menâ€™s basketball are the only two sports you any have chance of making money,â€? he said. â€œIf you start splitting that up between 30 or 40 sports, you start losing money.â€? As public universities throughout the country struggle with double-digit tuition increases, employee furloughs, teacher layoffs and enrollment caps, scrutiny of those institutional subsidies for athletics are increasing. In Iowa, the Board of Regents voted unanimously in March to order school presidents at Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa to come up with plans to scrap â€” or dramatically decrease â€” such sports subsidies. Campus leaders are expected to report back to the Iowa regents next month.
A drag racer has died of injuries from a crash at Eddyville Raceway Park in Oskaloosa. Track co-owner Scott Gardner said Tim Hay of Burleson, Texas, died during an Outlaw Fuel Altered race on Saturday night.
Gardner said the 49-year-old Hay lost control of his car, slammed into a safety wall and rolled over. The racetrack says on its website that funeral arrangements are pending.
Fatal crash claims life of Wichita State player in West Des Moines A Wichita State baseball player has died in a traffic accident in Iowa. West Des Moines police say 21-year-old Mitch Caster was killed early Monday in an accident on Interstate 35. Police say he was driving south on the interstate when his car crossed the center line and hit a northbound semi-trailer truck head-on. The truck driver, from Buffalo, Mo., was not injured. Caster was an outďŹ elder and pitcher for
the Shockers. KAKE-TV reports that the Wichita State baseball office says Casterâ€™s car crossed the center line apparently after a tire blew out on the vehicle. Caster was playing in a summer league in Minnesota with the Rochester Honkers. He pitched Saturday in the Northwoods League championship game. Caster was on his way back to Kansas. Caster played high school baseball at Goddard.
Softball fall schedule The ISU softball program announced its 2010 fall exhibition schedule Monday afternoon. The Cyclones will compete in one tournament, the All-Iowa Classic, which will put the Cyclones up against Iowa, Northern Iowa and Drake.
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Bloggers crying foul over Philly tax
Judge stops federal funding of embryonic stem cell research
By Joann Loviglio The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Bloggers in Philadelphia are upset over a city business fee they say is an unfair tax on their Internet musings. The city's so-called business privilege license costs $50 a year or $300 for a lifetime. If a blog takes money for advertising, or sells photographs or other goods, it's a business and must pay for a license — no matter how little it makes — plus taxes on proﬁts. A spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter says the license is nothing new and is required for any moneymaking enterprise, from large corporations to neighborhood pizza joints and all other kinds of mom-and-pop businesses. But the idea of the city mandating a license for people who blog in their spare time and garner some income, no matter how minuscule, rankled the blogosphere, though it was clear there is a distinction that some bloggers are pros, while others are just hobbyists. "It's also something the city of Philadelphia has been doing to freelance writers for a certain amount of time," Joey Sweeney, publisher and editor of Philebrity.com and phoodie.info, told The Associated Press on Monday. "I think that a lot of people don't really take the decision to run advertising on their blogs very seriously or as seriously as you should," he said. "When you do that you make a decision essentially to go into business. It might be a really small business, it might be a side thing, but basically the second you accept advertising,
you're playing a different game than someone who has a Tumblr or posts on Facebook." City spokesman Doug Oliver told The Associated Press that for people who blog strictly for fun, the license requirement doesn't apply. The uproar began after the city Revenue Department sent out letters to residents who reported business revenue with the Internal Revenue Service but hadn't gotten a city business license. Some bloggers are complaining that the fee would impinge on their free speech and would discourage dissent. Two City Council members have proposed legislation that would change some of the requirements for all small businesses, including bloggers. If approved, the proposal would still require them to pay for a business privilege license, but they wouldn't be required to pay taxes on the ﬁrst $100,000 in proﬁt. That's not sitting well with some bloggers. "I think it's ludicrous," said Seano Barry, whose blog Circle of Fits focuses on music in Philadelphia and offers concert and music reviews. "I review shows in the city. I sometimes write for a couple of other blogs," he told The AP. "Sometimes I get access to the shows, sometimes I don't. To put the ads up is to cover the cost of going downtown." In the last two years, Barry said he's made about $11 and change from the tiny ads on his site, nothing else. "This is not a business," he said. "Really, it's a labor of love."
CNN wire service WASHINGTON — A U.S. district judge granted a preliminary injunction Monday to stop federal funding of embryonic stem cell research that he said destroys embryos, ruling it went against the will of Congress. The ruling by Judge Royce C. Lamberth was a blow to the Obama administration, which issued guidelines last year to allow federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Lamberth's ruling said all embryonic stem cell research involves destroying embryos, which violates the DickeyWicker Amendment included in federal spending bills. "The Dickey-Wicker Amendment unambiguously prohibits the use of federal funds for all research in which a human embryo is destroyed," Lamberth's ruling said. "It is not limited to prohibit federal funding of only the 'piece of research' in which an embryo is destroyed. Thus, if ESC [embryonic stem cell] research is research in which an embryo is destroyed, the guidelines, by funding ESC research, violate the Dickey-Wicker Amendment." The Justice Department was reviewing the decision, spokesperson Tracy Schmaler said.
Pictured above is a generic diagram of stem cells and the organs that could beneﬁt from embryonic stem cell research. Graphic: Mike Jones/Wikimedia Commons
The ﬁeld of embryonic stem cells has been highly controversial because the research process involves destroying the embryo, typically four or ﬁve days old, after removing stem cells. These cells are then blank and can become any cell in the body. President Barack Obama signed an executive order in March 2009 that repealed a Bush-era policy limiting federal dollars for human stem cell research. Obama's act permitted the National Institutes of Health to conduct and fund studies on embryonic stem
cells. Some scientists believe embryonic stem cells could help treat many diseases and disabilities, because of their potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. While some advocates praised the executive order as a giant step forward for medical research, conservative groups objected, contending that the destruction of human embryos ends human life. Lamberth was nominated to the federal bench by thenPresident Ronald Reagan in 1987.
How to ‘undo’ an ill-advised Gmail message By Doug Gross CNN wire service Ever have that sick-toyour-stomach, "Oh crap!" moment after sending an e-mail? Did you get immediate second thoughts about that e-mail rant to your ex? Was that blistering message supposed to be about your boss — not to your boss? Well, at least with Gmail, there's something you can do about it. The ability to "undo" an e-mail has been a little known feature of Google's e-mail service since last year. But in the past few days, it appears to have been improved. Google Operating System, an unofficial blog that shares Google news and tips, noted this weekend that a user now has up to 30 seconds to take back an unfortunate message. In reality, the feature doesn't actually pull back an e-mail that's already gone, it simply holds your message for 30 seconds before sending it out — just in case you change
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1. Log in to Gmail and go to Google Labs. If you've never gone to Labs before, click the word "more" in the very top left corner, then scroll down and click "even more." 2. In the column on the right, click "Labs." It's next to the icon of a beaker ﬁlled with green stuff. 3. Click "Gmail Labs" in the column on the right. 4. Scroll down almost all the way to the bottom until you see "Undo Send." Click "enable" and the feature is now on. Then scroll the rest of the way down and look in the bottom left corner for the "Save Changes" box. Click it. 5. Now, go back to the main Gmail page and click "Settings" in the top right. You should also see your green Labs beaker icon there now -- this will let you go straight to Labs from now on. 6. Scroll down to "Undo Send" -- it should be right above "My Picture." Your default should be set to 10 seconds. But you can use the drop-down bar to stretch that to 30 seconds. 7. Scroll down and hit "Save Changes." 8. To undo an e-mail, just look for the box at the top of the screen that will have the words "Your message has been sent." After that, you should see the "Undo" option. Click that and you'll be sent back to the e-mail's draft form, where you'll have 30 seconds to edit or delete it before it goes out.
your mind. A Google spokeswoman conﬁrmed Monday that the 30-second option was added early this month. When the feature ﬁrst rolled out in March 2009, you had to be super-quick to use it. It only allowed ﬁve seconds to take a message back. Enabling the feature is a bit complicated if you're not
familiar with Google Labs, the place where the company lets users test out experiments with Gmail and other Google projects. And it's worth noting that, because it is a testing space, anything in Labs is subject to change. But, at least for now, here's how to avoid instant e-mail remorse.
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Indiana ruling halts caregiver choices based on race By Charles Wilson The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Certiﬁed nursing assistant Brenda Chaney was on duty in an Indiana nursing home one day when she discovered a patient lying on the ﬂoor, unable to stand. But Chaney couldn't help the woman up. She had to search for a white aide because the woman had left instructions that she did not want any black caregivers. And the nursing home insisted it was legally bound to honor the request. The episode, which led to a recent federal court ruling that Chaney's civil rights had been violated, has brought to light a little known consequence of the patients' rights movement that swept the nation's health care system over the last two decades. Elderly patients, who won more legal control over their quality of life in nursing homes, sometimes want to dictate the race of those who care for them. And some nursing homes enforce those preferences in their staff policies. "When people write laws, they don't think about these types of things very much," said Dennis Frick, an attorney with Indiana Legal Services'
Senior Law Project. At nursing homes, tension over patient rights and race "comes up occasionally in virtually every state in the United States," said Steve Maag, director of assisted living and continuing care at the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Maag said he has gotten several questions a year from nursing home officials about reassigning workers to suit residents' racial preferences. Another case in Indiana last year resulted in a damage settlement for a caregiver. A state agency in Montana has also handled a formal bias complaint. Now, Indiana state health officials expect to notify all nursing homes of the court ruling, and Frick said it could be cited as precedent throughout the nation. In 1987, Congress enacted the Nursing Home Reform Law to address evidence of widespread abuse of nursing home patients. The states followed suit with "a strong set of regulations that would guarantee that residents were free from abuse and had quality of care, and really had quality of life," said Robyn Grant, a national senior care advocate who was involved in drafting Indiana's rules in 1990.
Brenda Chaney poses in her attorney Denise LaRue's ofﬁce on July 30 in Indianapolis. Chaney worked in a Plainﬁeld, Ind., nursing home that issued her an assignment sheet including a daily reminder that one woman in her unit "Prefers No Black CNAs." Photo: Michael Conroy/The Associated Press
But the emphasis on patient rights led some nursing homes to think they outweighed everything else. "We were taught that residents' rights were paramount," said Janet McSharar, who specializes in long-
term care issues and represented the nursing home where Chaney worked in Plainﬁeld, an Indianapolis suburb of 23,000. Under federal law, nursing home residents are free to choose their own physicians. Indiana's law is broader, saying patients can choose their "providers of services." Both laws say nursing homes must reasonably accommodate residents' "individual needs and preferences." Other states' laws are similarly broad. Grant said the Indiana law was intended to cover providers such as pharmacies, not caregivers. Documents in Chaney's lawsuit, ﬁled in 2008, say her daily assignment sheet at Plainﬁeld Healthcare Center always included the reminder that one patient in her unit "Prefers No Black CNAs." Chaney, a 49-year-old single mother who at the time was helping to put her only son through college, initially went along with the policy despite her misgivings because she needed the money. "I always felt like it was wrong," said Chaney, who has worked in nursing homes since she earned certiﬁcation in 2006. "I just had to go with the ﬂow." The nursing home said it was just following a long-standing interpreta-
tion of the patients' rights law. Nursing homes can be hotbeds of racial friction, said David Smith, a Drexel University professor who has studied racial integration in hospitals and long-term care centers. "You've got to remember the nursing home residents grew up in the time of Jim Crow, even in the North. They regress back," Smith said. Courts have held that patients can refuse to be treated by a caregiver of the opposite sex, citing privacy issues. But the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ruling in Chaney's case last month, said applying that accommodation to race goes too far. "The privacy interest that is offended when one undresses in front of a doctor or nurse of the opposite sex does not apply to race," the ruling said. Officials say they aren't sure how often a patient has rejected a caregiver based on race. A similar case involving an Indianapolis nursing home resulted in an $84,000 settlement last year, but officials with the Indiana Equal Employment Opportunity Commission would not comment on whether other complaints had been ﬁled because they are not public record.
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6B | GETTING BACK | INTO THE GROOVE | Iowa State Daily | Tuesday, August 24, 2010
GETTING BACK | INTO THE GROOVE
Laura Franklin, program assistant for the Student Support Services program, hands out candy Monday to Rachael Larkin, senior in kinesiology and health, in front of Parks Library. Student Support Services program members were across the ISU campus to answer questions and hand out candy to welcome students back to Iowa State. Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily
Anil Jairam, sophomore in aerospace engineering, tosses a flying disc to a friend Monday on Central Campus. Many students were able to take a break from the first day of classes to enjoy the weather and do activities. Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily
Brad Green, junior in aerospace engineering, throws a flying disc across Central Campus to a friend Monday. Green was able to beat the heat and the mosquitoes to spend some time outside on the first day of the fall 2010 semester at Iowa State. Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily
Trish Freier and her son, Mike Freier, freshman in agriculture and life sciences exploration, search for books Tuesday in the University Book Store. The book store is a popular place for families to stop with students after moving in. Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily
Sarah Edwards, freshman in dairy science, shops with her mother before moving in. Photo: Samantha Butler/Iowa State Daily
Lin Teng, sophomore in pre-business, talks to a staff member at the Student Answer Center. Freshmen prepared for a year full of new experiences at Iowa State and asked questions they might have Thursday. Photo: Samantha Butler/Iowa State Daily
8B | WORLD | Iowa State Daily | Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Mayhem in Manila: 9 killed on tourist bus hijacked by ex-policeman with demands By Jim Gomez The Associated Press
Pakistanis cross a ﬂooded road on Monday, Aug. 23. Photo: Aaron Favila/The Associated Press
Pakistani president defends government’s ﬂood response By Ashraf Khan and Chris Brummitt The Associated Press SHADAD KOT, Pakistan — Pakistan’s president defended the government’s much-criticized response to the country’s record-breaking ﬂood crisis as emergency workers worked frantically to shore up a system of levees protecting two southern cities. The ﬂoods, which began
nearly a month ago with hammering rains in the country’s northwest, have affected more than 17 million people, a U.N. official said, warning that the crisis was outstripping relief efforts. About 1,500 people have died in the ﬂoods. President Asif Ali Zardari said that anger in the coming months is inevitable given the scale of the disaster, comparing it to the anti-government sentiment generated by the af-
termath of Hurricane Katrina in the U.S. “There will be discontent, there is no way any nation, even a superpower .... can bring the same level of satisfaction that will be close to the expectations of the people,” Zardari said in an interview Monday with a small group of foreign reporters in the capital, Islamabad. “Surely we will try and meet them as much as we can.”
MANILA, Philippines — It looked like a hostage rescue in slow motion: Police creeping up on the bus with sledgehammers and smashing ﬁrst one window, then another, then trying and failing to rip open the door. When they ﬁnally got inside, authorities said, they found nine bodies: eight Hong Kong tourists and the ex-policeman who had seized the bus to demand his job back. The bloody denouement to the 12-hour drama in the heart of the Philippine capital, witnessed live on TV, rattled a country already accustomed to kidnappings and violence blamed on Muslim rebels. It was 10:15 a.m. Monday in Manila when Rolando Mendoza, 55, and married with three children, hitched a ride with the tourists. He wore a camouﬂage uniform and carried an M16 riﬂe but didn’t seem unusual in the heavily policed capital. Then he announced that he was taking the travelers hostage to win back his job. Mendoza was ﬁred last year but claimed he was innocent. With the bus parked on a Manila park parade ground, Mendoza stuck leaﬂets on windows, handwritten in English, saying “big mistake to correct a big wrong decision,” demanding media attention and
threatening “big deal will start after 3 p.m. today.” Mendoza demanded a signed promise that his case would be reviewed, but its delivery was delayed for hours, in part by Manila’s notorious traffic, and when it ﬁnally arrived, he rejected it as insufficient. The hijacker’s brother Gregorio, a policeman, was ﬂown in to talk to him through the driver’s window but grew so agitated in claiming Mendoza had been unfairly sacked that police hustled him away. That apparently angered Mendoza into ﬁring a warning shot. Police made an initial attempt to board the bus, and the hijacker shot and wounded a police sharpshooter, said Nelson Yabut, head of the assault team. Single shots, then a burst of automatic ﬁre, echoed through the night. The Filipino bus driver managed to escape and, according to police officer Roderick Mariano, reported that Mendoza had ﬁred at the tourists. The Hong Kong government did not hide its displeasure at the handling of the incident. The bloodbath happened in front of a grandstand where Aquino had been sworn in as president on June 30.
Associated Press writers Teresa Cerojano, Hrvoje Hranjski and Min Lee in Hong Kong contributed to this report.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | Iowa State Daily | WORLD | 9B
Death toll Paralysis is not rises in punishment Mexican drug wars Authorities in the Mexican state of Hidalgo recovered seven bodies from two mines over the weekend, believed to be related to drug cartel activity, the Hidalgo state attorney general’s office said Monday. A series of arrests after a confrontation in the city of Pachuca resulted in the arrests of six people, including two police officers. From the six suspects, police learned about a mine in Pachuca and a mine in nearby Mineral del Chico where bodies were dumped. Upon inspecting the mines, police found three bodies in the Pachuca mine and four bodies in the Mineral del Chico mine, the state attorney general’s office said. Authorities could not identify the bodies because of advanced decomposition, and have sent samples of the bodies to a lab to help with identification. According to the office, the suspects indicated the bodies were those of area drug dealers.
Saudi authorities backed away Monday from reports last week that a court was preparing to order a man paralyzed as punishment for paralyzing another man, allegedly in a fight. The paralyzed man, identified by the Saudi newspaper Okaz as 22-year-old Abdul-Aziz al-Mitairy, requested the paralysis under sharia law, and, Okaz reported, the judge in the case had sent letters to several Saudi hospitals asking if they could sever a man’s spinal cord. But the Saudi Ministry of Justice denied that paralysis was ever considered as a punishment in the case, a high-ranking Saudi government official told CNN. The president of the court in Tabuk, also disputed the reports. “The proceedings in this case are still pending, and no verdict had been issued in that regards,” Sheikh Saud Al-Yousef told Al-Riyadh newspaper. Al-Yousef said the court had queried a number of hospitals and other authorities about surgical paralysis in order to convince the plaintiff about the impossibility of carrying out such a medical procedure. “The plaintiff was demanding punishment of the attacker, and the
judicial ruling in this case only includes the plaintiff’s eligibility for blood money,” he said. Saudi news reports said last week that the Tabuk court debated how to carry out a paralysis sentence during proceedings in the case. News reports said that Riyadh’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital, told the court it could not perform such a procedure. But Amnesty International, which urged Saudi authorities not to carry out the punishment, said that at least one hospital said it would be possible to surgically paralyze the man. Al-Mitairy told Okaz that the accused stabbed him in the back with a large knife during a fight more than two years ago. “The accused confessed to the crime in front of police, resulting in a general sentence of seven months,” he told the newspaper. The alleged attacker, who has not been identified publicly, “was convicted and sentenced following a trial where he was said to have had no legal assistance,” Amnesty said. CNN’s Mohammed Jamjoom, Amir Ahmed, Saad Abedine and Jen Deaton contributed to this story.
A tree beloved by Anne Frank as she wrote her diary fell.
Anne Frank’s tree falls after 150 years By Richard Allen Greene The Associated Press A chestnut tree beloved by Holocaust victim Anne Frank as she wrote her diary in hiding in the Netherlands fell down Monday, the Anne Frank House museum told CNN. The tree, which was more than 150 years old, had been diseased since 2005. But it fell early Monday, Anne Frank House representative Maatje Mostart said. “It’s a pity. It’s an important tree,” she said. “Anne Frank looked down on it from her
hiding place. It was the only piece of nature she could see.” “Something went wrong with the support,” she added. “Happily it fell the right way. It didn’t fall on the secret annex or on a person, so that was a relief for us.” Frank, a teenage girl whose diary of her time in hiding during World War II was published after she died in the Holocaust, mentions the tree three times in her writings. Frank admired the tree from the attic window of the secret annex where her family hid for two years.
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we also have a lot of young talent,” said coach Christy Johnson-Lynch. “There’s competition at every position like there’s never been since I’ve been here.” Granted, losing one of the most proliﬁc athletes in program history is never a good thing. But even with the loss of two-time All-American setter Kaylee Manns, the team’s great amount of depth has already kicked in. Sophomore setter Alison Landwehr has since taken the reins of the offense, and while the former Missouri Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year will likely be the only ﬁrst-year starter, she certainly has plenty of support around her. “I couldn’t have been put in a better situation,” Landwehr said. “We have so many good passers, and it makes my job much easier when they’re getting the ball right to me just about every time.” Leading that passing system is ﬁrst-team AllAmerican libero Ashley Mass, a two-time Big 12 Libero of the Year. The senior led the Big 12 in digs per set in both 2008 (5.01) and 2009 (5.49). And once the ball is in Landwehr’s hands, she will be able to choose from the surplus of talented hitters around her as well. Senior outside hitter Victoria Henson is Iowa State’s second returning All-American, a third-team selection after her stellar junior season. Joining her is fellow preseason All-Big 12 outside hitter Hockaday, as well as middle blockers Deb Stadick and Jamie Straube, and right side Kelsey Petersen. All were starters for nearly the entire 2009 season, and will provide Landwehr with the most physical and athletic offense the Cyclones have ever had. “Every year I feel like we’re more physical than we’ve ever been, and I have to say the same thing this year,” Johnson-Lynch said. “In terms of physical talent I think we’re in as good of shape as we’ve ever been. I feel like we’re playing higher above the net and blocking better than ever.” After making runs to the Sweet 16 each of the last
schedule get the best of them. “At some point, every freshman, every ﬁrst-year junior college kid hits a wall somewhere. Mentally and physically, you hope its sooner rather than later,” Burnham said. “That’s always a concern, but we’ve to keep encouraging them and keep them at the task at hand.” But Rhoads proved to be a man of his word, providing Iowa State with a bowl victory in year one, as well as improving grade point averages. His players will be expected to live by his words now, too. “They know the challenge is out there, and that by some people they’ve been ranked as having the toughest schedule in all of Division I football,” Rhoads said. “They embrace that. If they didn’t, we recruited the wrong kids. They’re excited about that challenge, and they’ll prepare to play those games whether it’s one in the top 10 or not in the top 25.” The team spent last year underestimated and will spend this season acting like it’s being underestimated. The best bet is that they’ll take it. Follow along as the Iowa State Daily football staff goes position by position until gameday on Sept. 2. Tomorrow: Quarterbacks
Iowa State’s Ashley Mass passes the ball in a game last season. File photo: Iowa State Daily
three years and once breaking through to the Elite Eight, the team is conﬁdent it has what it takes to take the next step to a Final Four. The endless possibilities for this season have players ﬁring on all cylinders, as they prepared over the summer like they never had before. Three times a week they were doing voluntary workouts at 5 a.m., and days in between, their time was spent practicing in the gym. “We all set goals for the summer,” Hockaday said. “The summer before, some people went home and some stayed, so this year we made a goal for everyone to stay here. This summer was really encouraging because we were all there pushing each other and working hard and everyone is on the same page.” And the buzz around the upcoming season
doesn’t just include the program itself, as it has also permeated into the Cyclone fan base. As of Monday morning, season ticket sales have surpassed the 1,000 mark for the ﬁrst time ever, obliterating the previous record of 608 set last year. The season’s ﬁrst serve will be this weekend at the prestigious AVCA Showcase in Omaha, Neb. Iowa State will open its nonconference slate with No. 13 Florida at 2 p.m. Saturday and No. 14 Kentucky at 2 p.m. Sunday. Both matches will be televised nationally by CBS College Sports. Iowa State’s home opener in its new house at the sweltering, orange-clad Ames High School gymnasium is one week later, when the Cyclones welcome UW-Milwaukee on Friday, Sept. 3.