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The Iowa Board of Regents convened Tuesday and approved several items that will directly affect ISU students. One motion that was approved was the slightly controversial renovation of the president’s residence, the Knoll. The Regents approved a mo-
tion that would allocate $375,000 for aesthetic repairs for the 110-year-old building. Despite criticism for allocating $90,000 to recarpet the ground floor of the building, Bruce Rastetter, Board of Regents president pro tem, was confident in the decision, especially because the funds will be granted by the Iowa State Foundation. “When we look at the president’s
residence, whether it’s at Iowa or Iowa State or at UNI, there are special places for students for fundraising and to bring people in as a front door to the university,” Rastetter said. The motion also included permission to continue development of the $70.5 million bio-renewable complex and with the Larch Hall fire improvement project. The Regents also approved a
7 percent increase in funding for public universities for the 2013 fiscal year to be distributed between the Regents universities. Warren Madden, vice president of business and finance, gave an update on the current status of the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursement for the flood damage
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Inuit native to present in Great Hall A member of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada will speak in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Peter Irniq, a native and longtime resident of Canada’s northwestern regions of Kivalliq, will speak about the Inuit culture and its historically renowned traditions. The Inuit are a native people of the Arctic regions of Canada. Irniq, executive director of the Inuit Cultural Institute, will speak about the traditional building of Inuksuits, or “signposts” the Canadian aboriginals have used to guide them in their mobility and hunting. He also will be demonstrating how the signposts are built throughout local Ames parks now through Oct. 1. Daily staff
Committee presents candidates A co-chairman of the Iowa State University presidential committee said the committee was intending to bring the Iowa Board of Regents three to five applicants, as they had originally requested. “We extended offers to four people. Two of the four candidates dropped out,” Underwood said. He said the committee narrowed down the applications by looking at several different factors. “We took into consideration what they do, what they know about fundraising, but there wasn’t a list of criteria,” Underwood said. “We chose who best connected with the job description.” There will be two public forums, one with each of the candidates. Kumble Subbaswamy will be in 2019 Morrill Hall at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, and Steven Leath will be in 2019 Morrill Hall at 3:45 p.m. Friday. Daily staff
Leath helped create research campus By Paige.Godden @iowastatedaily.com
Steven Leath, currently the vice president of research at the University of North Carolina System Chapel Hill, has been nominated as a presidential finalist at Iowa State University. Leath has held several positions in the past, including working as an extension plant pathologist at the University of Illinois, Urbana; a plant pathologist and research leader at North Carolina State University; acting national program leader for grain crops for the United States Department of Agriculture; and most recently the vice president of
research and sponsored programs at the University of North Carolina. According to a news release issued when Leath first took office at North Carolina in 2007, he was hired to help the university “advocate for increased levels of external support from federal, state and private sources and [worked] closely with ... administrators to develop research and sponsored program activity.” Before being named vice president, Leath worked as a professor and assistant director of the North Carolina Research Service and then was named interim associate dean and director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. According to a release from the University of North Carolina, upon hiring Leath, then-president Erskine
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By John.Lonsdale @iowastatedaily.com Known at the University of Kentucky campus as “Swamy,” Dr. Kumble R. Subbaswamy, the UK provost since 2006, has a long relationship with the world of education and science. In 1978, Subbaswamy became a member of the physics faculty at the University of Kentucky, where he stayed until leaving to serve as dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami in 1997. Upon joining the University of Kentucky staff in 1978, Subbaswamy has conducted research primarily on optical properties of novel mate-
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rials, and nonlinear excitations in physics. He also has published more than 60 research articles and co-authored a monograph, according to his biography. During his first 18 years at the University of Kentucky, he served as associate dean of Arts and Sciences and as chairman of the department of physics and astronomy, also according to his biography. Three years later, he became the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, where he helped develop the biotechnology and international studies programs and a major reinvestment in the life sciences. While provost at Kentucky, he had top priorities of improving faculty tenure and promotion processes and
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After almost two decades, the U.S. policy of banning homosexuals from openly serving in the military, known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” has been officially repealed. The policy, which was enacted in 1993, essentially allowed gay service members to serve as long as they did not openly acknowledge their sexual orientation, while commanders were not allowed to inquire about it. However, that policy, which many found to be discriminatory, has been a polarizing topic for gay rights groups across the country and eventually was repealed in a congressional vote last year, becoming official Tuesday. In light of this new era of openness in the military, many have pondered what this means for the military on the ground. “If people are professional about it, it shouldn’t be an is-
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Julie Wilson, 28, 212 N. Franklin Ave., was arrested and charged with public intoxication; she was transported to the Story County Justice Center (reported at 2:41 a.m.). Landon Slattery, 20, and Ethan Crawford, 20, both of Cedar Falls, Iowa, were cited for under-
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Sooty blotch, flyspeck affect produce costs Farmers look for new ways to protect fruit By Amelia.Johnson @iowastatedaily.com Spots, specks, blotches. Cosmetic impurities like these are commonly not wanted on produce such as apples. However, there is a disease that orchard farmers deal with that causes those outside blemishes. The flyspeck and sooty blotch disease caused by a fungi complex is one of the culprits behind the dark spots, smudges and other blemishes on apples. Flyspeck and sooty blotch don’t just affect apples either. They can appear on other plants and fruits like wild plums, Asian pears, grapes and more. “Diseases affect how much the apples cost and also what quality they are,” said Mark Gleason, professor of plant pathology and microbiology. “If you eat plants, you should be interested in plant diseases.” Flyspeck and sooty blotch were once thought of as being caused by two separate fungi. For about 80 years, this thought was the dominant theory. However, the thought today is that flyspeck and sooty blotch are both caused by the same fungi and that this fungi has many different variations. There are at least 60 different variations of this fungus. “It doesn’t help our understanding to think of sooty blotch and flyspeck as two diseases,” Gleason said. “What we have is a complex that varies
regionally, and probably varies around the world.” The devastation of the disease can be hard to tell. Sooty blotch and flyspeck spreads from one plant to another using the weather. The spores travel with the help of rain and the wind. When it’s on the plant, if there’s dew, the dew helps the fungus grow. “It depends on the year. If we have wet summers, we will have more sooty blotch and flyspeck,” Gleason said. The spores also can spend winter in mummified fruit as well, spreading during spring. The department of pathology and microbiology, along with researching the different strains, is developing a new warning system to help combat the disease. The old one measured leaf wetness (the time the leaves and apples were wet), which was an issue because it was not something everyone measured. The new warning system, still in development, is based on relative humidity, which is more commonly measured. Farmers can protect their orchards in a few ways. The first, most used method is by using fungicides. The amount of times that farmers must spray vary each year, depending on how wet it is. The wetter the growing season, the more often farmers have to spray. Typically, farmers spray about
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once a week in spring. But starting in late May and throughout summer, they spray more frequently. Both older fungicides and newer fungicides are used in protecting against sooty blotch and flyspeck. Unlike the older fungicides, the newer fungicides have less health hazards, but newer fungicides aren’t as durable as the older ones. The fungi also can develop resistance against these newer fungicides. By using the new warning system, researchers hope the amount of fungicide sprayed can be lessened, because it can tell the farmer when to spray. A second method is to prune the trees during winter. By pruning, there is better air
will be in charge of covering $6 million of the construction costs, also to be split with the Department of Residence and athletics. “We are hopeful that this process will move forward with some reasonable timing over the next several months,” Madden
“ I t ’s pretty harmless, it doesn’t taste like anything. It doesn’t produce mycotoxins. If you eat a fungus that can kill you, it’s because it has mycotoxins,” Mayfield said. “It’s not bad to your health unless you have an allergy,” Gleason said. Just because it does not affect people’s health does not mean it does not affect people, though. The people who grow apples, other plants or fruits whose crops are infected are affected. People don’t want apples with blemishes or spots. “It’s devastating if you’re the grower. You can only use the apples for juice or in pies if you have it, because no one wants it,” Gleason said. “People know what a good apple looks like. They’re used to the Disney World-looking apples. People don’t want apples with smudges on it,” Mayfield said.
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circulation through the tree. With more air circulation, the tree doesn’t spend as much time drying, so there is less time the fungus is exposed to wetness, allowing the fungus to grow and spread. The area around the orchard matters as well, for the plants around the orchard could be carriers of sooty blotch and flyspeck. “The trees near windbreaks have more than those not,” said Derrick Mayfield, graduate student in plant pathology and microbiology. Sooty blotch and flyspeck
said. “We believe we can now keep water out of those facilities.” Iowa Public Radio also gave the board an update on its current process of getting out from Regents university funding through garnering their own donations.
doesn’t actually harm the apple or the tree, unlike other apple diseases like fireblight, which is caused by bacteria or apple scab. The disease only affects the outer level, the skin of the apple. And it does not harm people’s health either.
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Curtiss Hall undergoes set of $12 million renovation projects Construction will create more study areas By Ted.Sics @iowastatedaily.com Curtiss Hall is presently undergoing a set of construction projects that will serve a growing number of students. David Acker, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, said in a phone interview that the biggest of these projects is a new student services wing scheduled to open next April. “It will bring together our student services office, our multicultural students’ office, our career services office, our welcome center for new parents and students and also our study abroad students,” Acker said. A new teaching complex on the second floor will open next month. “It’s the renovation of a classroom and a set of offices dedicated to one of our really famous and much-loved professors,” Acker said, referring to Harold Crawford, a retired professor emeritus of agricultural education. In addition, three “hightech” classrooms in the Brenton Center — the hub of several distance education programs — have been renovated, Acker said. Curtiss Hall is also in the process of receiving several safety and infrastructure updates, including a new smoke evacuation control system, new sprinklers and a new backup generator. “This is a 100-year-old building,” Acker said, “so there are a lot of new regulations today to protect the safety of the students and staff.” Next summer, construction crews will begin building a new student lounge, known as the Harl commons area, directly beneath Curtiss Hall’s
Photo: John Andrus/Iowa State Daily The lower level, parking area and sidewalks around Curtiss Hall continue to be under an extensive renovation last Thursday. A new teaching complex on the second floor will open next month.
main lecture room. “We’re going to turn that into a beautiful area dedicated to students. It’ll be placed with a small cafe and a lot of seating and a place to plug in laptops,” Acker said. “It’s modeled somewhat after the Gerdin cafe area.” The $12 million needed for these projects came mostly from private donors, Acker said. “The university also contributed some funding,” Acker said. “The state did not put money directly into this project.” The new offices and classrooms will serve about 3,600
undergraduates, Acker said. “We’ve had a total of six years of continuous increases in the number of students in our college,” Acker said. “We’re at a 34-year high in terms of our student enrollment.” With these high numbers, it is increasingly important for students to be able to easily access important resources, Acker said. “When we show them the plans, the immediate reaction is tremendous excitement,” Acker said. “I must say that resonated with the donors.” Acker said that in the process of planning and construction, students are “not being
Saturday, September 17th ·Grant Imahara comes to Iowa State! · 7pm · Stephens Auditorium · Doors open at 6pm Tuesday, September 20th · Lunch - Welcome to Engineers’ Week · Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm · Location: Lawns East of Marston Hall · Kick-off Event · Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm · Location: Lawns East of Marston Hall Wednesday, September 21st ·Lunch - Research Expo · Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm · Location: Lawns East of Marston Hall · Intramurals- 3-on-3 Basketball & Ping Pong · Time: 7:00 pm - 12:00 am · Loaction: Lied Recreaction Center Thursday, September 22nd ·Lunch - Club Showcase · Time: 11:00 am - 1:00pm · Location: Lawns East of Marston Hall · Intramural- Broomball · Time: 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm · Location: Ames Ice Area Friday, September 23rd · Intramural- Dodgeball · Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm · Location: Lied Recreation Center
treated as an afterthought.” “We want students to that when they come here, there’s always in our college where they’ll be welcome and it’ll be kind of like a home for them,” Acker said. Danielle Levings, senior in psychology, said that other buildings on campus are more deserving of renovations. “I feel like there are other buildings on campus that would benefit more from an upgrade than Curtiss at this time, such as Science I and Physics Hall,” she said. “That’s a lot of money,” said Jake Bergman, junior in psychology.
Photo: John Andrus/Iowa State Daily The lower level of Curtiss Hall is undergoing extensive renovation. New offices and classrooms will serve about 3,600 undergraduate students.
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FBI: Fugitive siblings prepared for gun fight with authorities WALSENBURG, Colo. — A sister and two brothers accused in a cross-country crime spree that began in Florida fired at pursuing officers and were prepared for a gun battle, authorities testified Tuesday. But one lawyer for the siblings questioned that scenario, pointing out that no shots were reported when officers were close to the trio. The testimony came during a hearing in state district court to determine whether Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, and her brothers, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, should stand trial. Each sibling is charged with five counts of attempted second-degree murder and five counts of first-degree assault, with each of those charges carrying a separate sentence enhancing charge of a being crime of violence. Each of the three also is charged with vehicle theft, theft by receiving, and displaying fictitious or altered license plates. The siblings are accused of robbing a bank in Georgia and shooting at police officers in Florida and Colorado. They’re also suspected in two car thefts in Utah. The widely publicized cross-country manhunt for the Doughertys ended Aug. 10 near Walsenburg, about 150 miles south of Denver, following a chase on Interstate 25. The chase began when the trio was spotted near Colorado City. An FBI agent testified Tuesday that the siblings were prepared for a gun battle and officers said they heard gunshots during the chase. Agent Daniel Leyman said investigators found at least nine firearms in or near the car, including two AK-47-type rifles, two machine pistols, two shotguns and
>>LEATH.p1A Bowles said, “Steve Leath is a proven researcher and administrator who brings a deep-seated understanding of the critical role of university research in improving North Carolina’s quality of life and competitive position in a knowledge-based global
Photo: Ed Andrieski/The Associated Press Ryan Edward Doughtery, right, arrives at the courthouse in Walsenburg, Colo., on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.
three handguns. All but one of the weapons was loaded. The Doughertys are accused of firing an AK-47 at pursuing officers before running over spike strips, blowing a tire, rolling their vehicle and crashing into a guardrail. No officers were hit by the automatic weapon fire. Authorities said Lee Grace Dougherty was shot in the leg after getting out of the crashed vehicle and aiming a gun at an officer. “I deserved to get shot,” she later told authorities, according to an arrest affidavit. The state trooper who led the chase, Mark Buneta, said he got within four of five car lengths of the siblings’ car. However, on cross examination, he said the shots were fired when there was more space between them and that he never saw a weapon. Defense attorney Michael Emmons
economy. Over the past two decades, he has earned the respect and trust of colleagues all across the state, and we are delighted that he has agreed to join our leadership team at General Administration.” According to Leath’s curriculum vitae, he has helped UNC campuses increase their external funding and now the
questioned why the siblings wouldn’t have fired when they were closer if they had wanted to kill him. Huerfano County sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Albano testified that he saw a woman holding a gun hanging out of the rear passenger side of the siblings’ car. When defense attorney Patrick McCarville asked whether it was possible he could have mistaken Lee Grace for Dylan, who also has long hair, Albano insisted he saw a woman. “I know what was looking back at me with a gun and it was a female,” he said. Prosecutors accuse Ryan Dougherty of being the driver during the Colorado chase and charged him with vehicular eluding. Lee Grace Dougherty is charged with three additional first-degree assault counts, each with an accompanying charge of being a crime of violence.
university attracts nearly $1.4 billion annually in competitive research grants and contracts above state support for salaries and infrastructure across many fields of research. Leath has authored nearly 100 scientific publications. Leath also helped create the North Carolina Research Campus.
>>SUBBASWAMY.p1A undergraduate education. He remained in that position until 2006. “During this time, he was active in the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (Big Ten), and a coordinator of the Association of American Universities Arts & Sciences
AUSTIN, Texas — Sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas history, fire officials said Tuesday. The Sept. 4 blaze started near Bastrop about 25 miles east of Austin, destroying more than 1,500 homes and killing two people. The Texas Forest Service would not elaborate on the cause Tuesday to The Associated Press. However, a copy of the report obtained by the Austin American-Statesman stated that the massive blaze started as two fires ignited about five miles apart around the same time. One fire began when winds toppled a dead pine tree onto power lines, showering the dry vegetation below with sparks. The other fire ignited when fallen tree branches became tangled with power lines, showering dry grass and branches with sparks. Northerly winds gusted at up to 31 mph Sept. 4 at the National Weather Service office in Austin, according to the report. The relative humidity was 22 percent, and temperatures reached 99 degrees. The findings echo those of the Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, the electricity provider for the area, Bluebonnet chief executive Mark Rose said. “We, like everyone else, have had investigators in the field attempting to determine the origin and cause of the fires,” he told the American-Statesman. “Our investigation also shows that trees blew over and fell into the power lines.” Power was expected to be fully restored in Bastrop County by Sunday, he said. “Bluebonnet is working hard to safely restore power and remove trees burned during the fire that now pose a danger to our lines if those trees were to fall,” he said. The Texas Forest Service continues investigating what caused another 700-acre blaze in Bastrop County near the main fire, officials said. The Bastrop County wildfires forced thousands of residents to flee their homes, burned out of control for several days and ultimately blackened more than 50 square miles. The fires were 95 percent contained as of Tuesday, but officials urged residents to clear pine needles and other debris away from their homes to avoid re-igniting some “hot spots.” The Associated Press Deans’ group,” his biography said. “He was very active in economic development efforts based on biotechnology in Central Indiana.” Subbaswamy has been actively involved in national and international organizations, “speaking on the behalf of UK and its issues.” He has also “served as
a member of the Board of the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and as Board Chair of the South Eastern Conference Academic Consortium.” Students can meet and ask Subbaswamy questions at a forum at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in 2019 Morrill Hall.
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Student debt requires compromise
Since 1999, student debt has increased 511 percent, and each year it rises by $100 billion. ISU students themselves have seen a 119 percent increase in college. From fees, tuition and living expenses, college is getting harder to pay for. Student debt now stands at a stark $930 billion, soon to break the trillion dollar mark, and individually you’ll probably graduate $30,000 in the red. For students, the question is why we’re paying so much more and what we can do about it. Iowa State is a public school and funded by the state of Iowa. Depending on the Legislature and Board of Regents we pay more or less tuition. Recently, the state of Iowa has begun to fund less, forcing us to pay more. As students are forced to pay more and the government cuts its college funding, students continue to collect loans from private sources. Eighty-three percent of students are now forced to indebt themselves through loans. However, unlike public loans, private loans are less forgiving on interest rates, increasing the concerns of new graduates. One solution often stated is to find a job and “work your way through college.” However, fewer and fewer jobs are available to those in the working class, let alone students trying to find part-time work. Students frustratingly struggle to find work, and if they’re successful find themselves in a particular dilemma. There is also the delicate dialectic between an education and survival. When the demands of classes increase, where does the divide between homework, extracurriculars, class, volunteering and work form? Students’ primary concern should not be finances while they’re in school. Parents often are another solution to the rising prices, but parents cannot afford college either. Where it was once enough to teach a few guitar lessons to pay for class, now our bills exceed thousands of dollars. Double it if you’re out of state. Besides, there is a virtue in paying for your own education, in taking the reins of your life, and proudly assuming the responsibility of your education. Unfortunately, that responsibility caries more than a few zeros behind it. If we want to keep more students going to school, Iowa needs to reconcile its budget and protect higher education, or it may lose its educated residents to more affordable states. As students, we need to keep searching for work. Expenses are going to get worse before they get better, and a little bit of debt is not a bad thing, but when it mandates our lives it becomes an issue. Like all things, student debt is going to require compromise by all parties. Editorial Board
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Filter feature is best idea yet Subscriptions allow users to filter friends’ updates
ejoice all ye who find annoyance with constantly seeing their “news” feed flooded with inane status updates about “Check out this crazy site I found,” or “My baby is the cutest ever it just ...” because Facebook’s newest feature lets you subscribe, to varying degrees, to what your “friends” want to say to everyone. I’m guilty of posting some of those very useless updates that really no one cares to read, but I have some “friends” that only post those things; I think we all do. In the past, I would suffer through those. Now I just click “unsubscribe from (insert name)” or “only important” and I don’t have to be bothered with the chatter. But really, what am I doing? I don’t want to delete some of these people, as they are ties with my childhood, or nice people I met that are really just acquaintances rather than friends, but I don’t want to interact with them often. I mean, I might want to talk to them if some memory pops up or I visit some random location that they happen to live in now. On the same note, why am I concerned about just declining their friendship from the outset? The answer is simple: I want to be nice. Most people like being friendly, be it to new folks or old buddies. When you are nice to others, they tend to be nice to you. At the same time, you don’t always want to hang out or know about their day. Many moons ago, Facebook provided us with the means to let essentially anyone
By Gabriel.Stoffa @iowastatedaily.com into our lives no matter where they might be located. Before the subscribe option, you would either have to have all or nothing of what some “friend” wanted to say. Now you can let everyone’s feeling stay all hunky dory as you choose “unsubscribe” to probably two-thirds of the people you know, because your supposed friendship remains intact due to being listed with hundreds of other names on their profile page. People you bonded with drunkenly at the bar last night and might never see again but who post every hour about the level of their boredom in class or at work: gone, but still thinking you are interested. Older family members that post constant updates about events that you have zero interest in: toast, but still deluded into thinking you pay attention because they don’t understand all the bells and whistles available on Facebook. Friends that post non-funny sports updates constantly: bye-bye, but you still have to hear the same things in person when you see them. My point is, Facebook should be looked at as a hero of the movement to make folks feel better about themselves. Now you can “friend” every person you meet, and they will be none the wiser as to your complete and utter lack of interest into their lives. Three cheers for Facebook! Huzzah!
Huzzah! Huzzah! We can all hold hands and sing “Kumbayah” till the rapture overtakes us. But seriously, is this how starved for attention we have become? We all want others to pay attention to us; we all want to have a degree, even be it amongst people we have met, of fame. And to do that we post on Facebook. Furthermore, why is it so damaging to simply not be “friends” with someone on Facebook? I’ve had people ask why we aren’t pals on Facebook, and I didn’t have the heart to tell them I really don’t want more people I just met clogging up information I might actually want to see from close friends — scrolling down through an entire day of posts in your feed is quite possibly more brain-numbing than reality TV. But again, thankfully Facebook has provided us with an option to let everyone in, but make certain we don’t have to actually interact with unless we want to, and even regulate how they see and what they see on our profiles. Top it all off with the ability to block requests and you can keep everything pretty darn tidy. It is pretty much like real-life encounters of avoidance, but with the advantage of not having to pretend not to recognize someone waving across the room. Go Facebook! Paving the way for a better tomorrow by creating a false reality where people think others actually care about what you are thinking.
Gabriel Stoffa is a graduate student in political science from Ottumwa, Iowa.
Stay motivated in college classes Taking breaks just as important as finishing on time
e all know the signs. It starts with empty seats in class, and you suddenly become the only one in your row. Stick figures in the corners of paper start to do random dances or die in a tragic yet creative accident, as sketched by a bored classmate. You even start questioning yourself as you reach for the snooze button so you can snuggle in your warm bed just a few minutes longer. A couple weeks into school, and many of you might start getting comfortable with class. You have friends that live on the same floor and maps are no longer needed to get from Durham to Hamilton. Projects, quizzes and exams are planned out. The food tastes more bland at the dining centers. Routines are beginning to form. That is all very good, but losing motivation in school is common, so don’t let it start creeping up too quickly. Skipping class is easy, but come test time, you may suddenly realize you have no idea how to find X or who Skinner was. Then you will wish you had gone to class. “Research on college students indicates that higher class attendance, correlates with higher grades, earlier completion of degrees and simply staying at the university instead of dropping
Photo: John Andrus/Iowa State Daily Craig Eckstein, Joe Halvorson, and Chris MacIntosh walk on Central Campus on Tuesday. Finding a balance between school and fun is a key to staying motivated.
By Caytlin.Hentzel @iowastatedaily.com or flunking out.” This came from FatCampus.com. The website is committed to researching, identifying, and providing the highest quality resources for all aspects of the collegiate experience. Some tricks to stay motivated would be to take time for fun, get together with classmates, discuss what you learn, and then reward yourself. Certain classes and professors can be challenging, and not comprehending the material
can definitely be discouraging and make you want to throw in the towel. However, getting to know your other classmates can make sitting in class more bearable, help you stay encouraged and even take action. Ask the cute guy or girl next to you if he or she would like to meet up for coffee to discuss the latest chapter, or review for the quiz. Chances are they will be glad that someone is willing to go over the material with them. After writing, discussing, sketching pictures, graphing or doing whatever else is needed to make sense of the mess of material you are studying, you will feel a surge of relief. Also, talking out the material or theories with another friend will really help reinforce your understanding of it.
When the grunt work is over, drop your books and go do something fun. According to FatCampus.com, “All work and no play leads to stress which inhibits academic performance.” So kick stress in the butt. Whether it means doing so by playing “Super Smash Brothers” on the old Nintendo 64, or going out to see the newest movie in theaters, it will give you a chance to let loose and just breath for five seconds. I know I enjoy just sitting in my room listening to my vinyl collection and reading a book for a couple hours. After unwinding, sit down, crack open that calculus book and attack it with a healthy focus. Then, and only then, can you spend a good amount of time comprehending the material, not just reading over the same line over and over again, trying to pick apart the problem for hours on end. Parents, of course, pressure us to be our best and to study, study, study. But the truth is we cannot all be geniuses, like someone who considers reprogramming calculators for hours to be relaxing. Taking time away from the desk is healthy. Of course, everything is good in moderation. Find the balance between school and fun and have a wonderful year.
Caytlin Hentzel is a junior in event management from Fort Madison, Iowa.
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Iowa caucuses good for presidential hopefuls Iowa’s spotlight is “nothing” but a four-year cycle when politicians are forced to temporarily interrupt the comfort that Washington offers and are subjected to the sway the corny state holds to the polls. Political analysts will readily demonstrate the tempo Iowa sets in the making and felling of presidents. The storied Iowa caucuses have gone a long way to woo voters of either party into picking a choice. Winning Iowa remains not only strategic, but a near indicator of good tidings for a presidential hopeful. President Barack Obama has attributed his 2008 victory to Iowa. And Iowa has shaped numerous other successes before Obama, yet most people — even the very politicians who come calling — still refuse to recognize Iowa’s greatness beyond the kill they seek to make. In their rare sojourn to the cornfields, home to Iowa State University and other great schools that highlight our lead role in education, our visitors from Washington devote no interest to the whole lot of other things shaping lives in Iowa. Our dichotomy of small towns built and sustained by a people who believe in the audac-
Benson Amollo is a graduate student in
journalism and communication.
ity of hard-work and our small businesses that keep the towns running and help put people to work are not unique to Iowa. They are part of the vast land that is the whole United States of America. Even so, Iowa’s singular “relevance” to Washington demonstrates the kind of lip service that the political class pays to Americans and the needs of the people that elect them to power. Both Republicans and Democrats have been trooping to Iowa. They’ve been visiting to lay ground for the vote. Much at play in these moments is the never-ending war over culture and values. Yet the dwarfing of America’s greatness has been a result of either value in claim. In a farm state like this, with a not-so-alarming unemployment rate by national figures, there’s need to question the absence of a prodding instinct. The Iowa dilemma isn’t about blue or red,
but rather the mellow civic engagement on issues that should shape the polls. Although a deep sense of apathy is seeping across the nation, the strategic placing of Iowa in the polls demands some elevated level of involvement. The attention given to Iowa demands that we ask the hard questions. This coming election will be decided by the choice that young voters, mostly students, make. President Obama’s new voters — the first timers and the newly registered at the 2008 election — could either decide to stay home or join the bandwagon in deciding who will receive their support. This is a reality that comes home to Iowa earlier than any other state. Yet young voters of Iowa, especially students across college campuses, appear removed. It is quite understandable that the wounds inflicted on the economy by the political class have been equally choking to students, but there has to be a way out of the mess. And that’s the favor young voters in Iowa can grant the nation: staying tuned in. Listen to them as they come. Prod their denunciation and counter-denunciation. Ask them what they want to accomplish, should they be elected.
There is a general problem with what really matters to society — and to students. We can still catch “Glee” or “American Idol,” even as we train our sights on the barrage of entourages here by the Sarah Palins, the Rick Perrys, the Paul Begalas, and the Michele Bachmanns of this politicourse. The political gamble has the future of students at stake more than anyone else. We need to make known to politicians that America was built on replication. That small town success can be tried all over the place. If our own CyRide can efficiently embrace safe energy here in Ames, so can the rest of the nation. Others solutions can also be replicated on a national level. This is a fight for America. It is a fight to bring more businesses to our towns. It is a commitment to compel those in authority to devote more attention to our schools. When we stand up in this fight, we force those we elect to heed our voices, to work with us to better our economy. Our circumstances today are such that we all have an open invitation to join in and end the demagoguery that is choking a spirit whose strength of foundation is as clear.
Volunteering can provide new perspective on school After several weeks of classes, I really start to wonder what I’m doing here. As a new school year begins, fresh pages are torn from notebooks, lecture notes are diligently scribbled and textbooks are read with earnest eyes, all with the intent of learning. We all come to college expecting to learn so we can get a better job, pursue our passion or discover something new. In class I’ve learned about accounting, computer science, mathematics and history. But I would like to share my greatest learning experience of them all. It took place
Andrew Nguyen is a senior in mathematics.
in a trailer. The trailer was dirty and cramped. Mold had eaten away holes in the floor. The flimsy wire door that held off the downpour outside was fastened to its frame by a shoelace. All the while, seven students and I stood there with hammers, nails and saws. This “house” in rural Kentucky
sheltered a family of five. We spent a week helping turn a small trailer into a home the family could be proud of, even if that only meant building a deck and renovating two children’s bedroom. We did so as part of a service program alternative break. In the end, what did I learn about? I learned to appreciate the little things. We gave the 9-year old boy, Hunter, a $7 Mario poster. He literally nearly broke into tears of joy. I barely sneezed when I got an N64 at that age. I learned about sacrifice. I saw
unemployed parents give up badly needed car repairs and new clothes so their kids could get braces and eat healthy meals. I learned about loss. I talked to the father, Terry, who lost his job in the coal mines and was forced to cramp all the belongings from their spacious house into a small trailer. We packed up our bags, headed to Ames and I thought: What good is it for me to only learn to be an accountant? What good is it for me to only learn to be a software engineer? While we’re in college, we can
learn about appreciation, about sacrifice, about loss. We can learn about life. But maybe to do so we have to leave the classroom. It is a mistake to go through life and not experience strangers stopping to thank you for helping provide firewood to keep their families warm, or a child in poverty wrapping his arms around you in thankfulness. I hope that everyone, for the sake of their education and other’s lives, has an experience like mine. Programs outside of class may provide the greatest learning experiences of your college career.
ISU officials’ response to Princeton Review rankings pompous The Princeton Review is a credible test preparation and admissions consulting company who ranks schools based on student polls. Recently, the Iowa State Daily came out with two stories regarding the rankings of their reviews. One story dealt with a negative review stating that the Iowa State faculty is inferior compared to the faculty of other major universities. The other dealt with a positive review after students of ISU gave high marks in the ranks of “Everyone Plays Intramural
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Sports” and “jock schools.” After comparing the positives and negatives of the different rankings, I believe the negatives clearly overpower the positives. It appears, however, representatives of Iowa State would disagree. Thomas Hill, vice president of student affairs at Iowa State, seems to downplay the ratings, pointing at
the record number of student enrollment as a reason not to worry. As a student, I think I hold a lot of gravity in saying this argument is malarkey. If I were a high school student again, I would be very apprehensive in picking a school I knew had negative student opinions of its professors. Increased enrollment by itself is not a measure of quality. Also, record enrollment isn’t something an incoming freshmen should view as positive. Record enrollment to me translates to it being even
Eat healthy at home for less than ISU Dining’s prices On Monday, Mr. Hulsebus challenged an earlier editorial, claiming it was impossible to eat healthily on $60 every two weeks when cooking for one person. It’s quite easy, really. One of the primary ways I do this is by starting my day right with a quality (and inexpensive) breakfast. Oatmeal is an excellent breakfast food, and a box of rolled oats costs about $2 at Aldi and lasts for weeks. Add some fruit and maybe some peanut butter into the mix and you have a great breakfast for pennies. Also, plain yogurt is low-priced, and so are eggs. On average my breakfast costs less than 50 cents. Other ingredients I regularly utilize include whole-grain pasta, lentils, flax seed, wholewheat flour, and white or brown rice. These can all be bought in bulk without me having to worry about them getting spoiled as they sit in the cupboard or using unnatural preservatives. After all of those ingredients, I still have plenty of money left to purchase fresh vegetables, a little bit of meat, a big container of natural peanut butter. There is also enough
Andy Mungons is a senior in computer engineering.
left to indulge in a few not-so-healthy comfort foods like macaroni and cheese and hot dogs. These ingredients, coupled with my rudimentary cooking skills, a full rack of spices and an Internet full of recipes, provide an endless stream of delicious dishes for your enjoyment at little cost. You can eat healthy for much less than ISU Dining prices. All you have to do is learn to follow recipes, invest some time and be willing to spend a little extra money at the beginning to purchase the necessary dry ingredients. In fact, I would argue that I eat healthier at home than what I can get at the dining center or on campus, because I know for a fact that my vegetables haven’t lost their nutrients due to overcooking, my food isn’t greasy and fried, and I don’t pour pounds of salt over my food like everyone else in America.
more difficult than it already is getting into the classes of my choice. Registration for classes is already competitive every fall and spring; increasing enrollment can only make that problem worse. My problems with the notion of record enrollment aren’t the greatest of my worries. In itself, ignoring a negative review made by ISU students on Iowa State faculty
greatly bothers me. However, it bothers me further that officials would then praise a good review. After Hill brushed off the review on ISU faculty members, Garry Greenlee and Steve Malchow in the next article commended the reviews of Iowa State being at the top of ranks for “Everyone Plays Intramural Sports” and “jock schools.” I understand there being a difference in the
parties, but I believe as representatives of Iowa State they should put forward coinciding statements. Finally, if Iowa State believes it has no reason to worry about a negative review the Princeton Review gives, then it also has no reason to be giddy about a positive one. It’s hypocritical. And frankly, I believe it makes this university look awfully pompous.
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Troy Davis denied clemency 1 day before execution By Greg Bluestein The Associated Press ATLANTA — Yet another appeal denied, Troy Davis was left with little to do Tuesday but wait to be executed for a murder he insists he did not commit. He lost his most realistic chance to avoid lethal injection on Tuesday, when Georgia’s pardons board rejected his appeal for clemency. As his scheduled 7 p.m. Wednesday execution neared, his backers resorted to far-fetched measures: urging prison workers to strike or call in sick, asking prosecutors to block the execution — even considering a desperate appeal for White House intervention. He has gotten support from hundreds of thousands of people, including a former FBI director, former President Jimmy Carter and Pope Benedict XVI, and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling gave him an unusual opportunity to prove his innocence last year. State and federal courts, however, repeatedly upheld his conviction for the 1989 killing of Mark MacPhail, an offduty police officer who was working as a security guard in Savannah when he was shot dead rushing to help a homeless man who was being attacked. Davis’ attorneys say he was convicted based on flawed testimony that has been largely recanted by witnesses, but prosecutors and MacPhail’s relatives say they have no doubt the right man is being punished. “Justice was finally served for my father,” said Mark MacPhail Jr., who was an infant when his father was gunned down. “The truth was finally heard.” As Davis’ attorneys considered filing another appeal, his supporters planned vigils and rallies around the world. Nearly 1 million signed a petition seeking clemency, according to Amnesty International. “We’ve been praying about it and with God on our side anything can happen,” DeJaun Correia-Davis, the condemned man’s 17-year-old nephew.
Jury deliberates in escape trial By Tim Talley The Associated Press MANGUM, Okla. — Jurors completed their first full day of deliberations Tuesday as they work to decide whether a former Oklahoma prison warden’s wife helped a convicted killer escape or if she was kidnapped and held in check through threats for more than a decade. Lawyers in the case said Tuesday that the judge granted a request by the jury to tour an area around the home on the prison grounds where the warden and his wife lived. The jury is to board a bus at 9 a.m. Wednesday for the drive to the prison. The jury’s request may point to the credibility of a key prosecution witness in the case — a state prison inmate who told jurors he saw the woman get into the family van with the inmate and drive him from the southwestern Oklahoma prison 17 years ago. Bobbi Parker, 49, could face up to 10 years in prison if the jury decides she helped Randolph Franklin Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory, where her husband worked as deputy warden. Jurors began deliberating on Monday after listening to months of testimony
File photo: Sue Ogrocki/The Associated Press Bobbi Parker waits in the courthouse for jury selection to resume in her trial in Mangum, Okla., on May 18. Jurors completed their first full day of deliberations Tuesday.
from more than 80 witnesses and reviewing more than 800 pieces of evidence. In addition to requesting the tour of the prison grounds, the jury on Tuesday asked if they could
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review the 1994 video shot by Texas police of the van Parker and Dial disappeared in. The jury faces one central question: Did she fall in love with Dial, who died in 2007, or
tween soldiers, but I also think it needs to be given time as soldiers are adjusting to the repeal,” Bruer said. However, the majority of studies conducted by the military as well as testimonies made by military leaders overwhelmingly showed that repealing the ban would not harm the military in any significant way. “I think it’s a good thing, but it still opens them up to discrimination,” said Brady Hutchinson, sophomore in integrated studio arts. “But it is definitely a step in the right direction.” In addition to the repeal, the military also has released a revised version of standards and regulations that correspond to the new policy. In the days of “don’t ask,
did Dial drug the woman and take her from the Oklahoma State Reformatory as his hostage? Parker and Dial disappeared from the prison on Aug. 30, 1994. It took 11 years for the authorities to locate the couple in a Campti, Texas residence. Police had found Parker working in a Center, Texas chicken ranch. Prosecutors say Parker helped Dial escape after falling in love with him while they worked together in a prison pottery program that was held in the garage of the Parker home on the prison grounds. Both Dial and Parker maintained that he kidnapped her, but Oklahoma authorities filed charges against Parker, believing she helped Dial escape. District Judge Richard Darby revealed Tuesday morning that Parker’s 12-member jury had asked to view the area around the house where Parker lived with her husband, former deputy warden Randy Parker, and their two daughters when she disappeared with Dial. Defense attorney Garvin Isaacs said it took time to arrange the visit with officials at the state Department of Corrections. “The warden has to have security available and has to be ready,” Isaacs said.
don’t tell,” any service member who came out as a homosexual was immediately discharged. Under these new regulations, all new service members and those who were previously discharged are allowed to enlist and re-enlist in the military. The military began accepting applications for openly gay recruits as recently as a few weeks ago and began to officially enlist them Tuesday. It is now only a short time before the first openly gay recruits in American history will head to boot camp with their heterosexual comrades. “Socially, it could lead to some awkward situations, but that’s not different from normal society,” Hutchinson said. “It think it was good and I think it was inevitable that this happened.”
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Gamecock athletes receive illegal benefits CLINTON, S.C. — The NCAA has accused South Carolina athletes of receiving $55,000 worth of impermissible benefits and recruiting inducements for getting reduced hotel rates and for their involvement with a Delawarebased mentoring organization. The NCAA sent university President Harris Pastides the letter of allegations Monday and requested the school’s response by Dec. 14. Football coach Steve Spurrier was among those asked to meet with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in Los Angeles on Feb. 17-18. Track coach Curtis Frye was also asked to attend the hearing. Pastides said the university would review the allegations and cooperate with the NCAA. “I assure you that we will continue to take all aspects of this investigation very seriously,” Pastides said in a statement. “We are prepared to continue to work with the NCAA to resolve any issues.” Spurrier did not take questions after practice Monday night. The NCAA began its investigation at South Carolina in the summer of 2010, talking to former tight end Weslye Saunders about potential contact with agents during a trip to Miami. Instead, the NCAA found Saunders was among several athletes who lived at the Whitney Hotel for a reduced rate. The NCAA said 10 football players stayed at the hotel at a rate of $14.59 a day. The Associated Press
Tournament called after bees swarm FORT WORTH, Texas — The final round of a college golf tournament has been called off because of an unusual hazard at the 18th green: bees. Texas-Arlington’s UTA/ Waterchase Invitational was canceled Tuesday after a limb from a tree holding an estimated 70,000 bees fell and exposed a beehive at Waterchase Golf Club in Fort Worth, Texas. UTA spokesman Gregg Elkin said bees were swarming the area within minutes and several people were stung, though none seriously. Elkin said a beekeeper was called in and recommended the area remain cleared for several hours. That prompted officials to call off the event early in the final round. Results reverted to the two rounds played Monday. Wichita State won the event. The Associated Press
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Dojang SPORT: Taekwondo DEFINITION: The term for a formal training hall in numerous martial arts, including hapkido and taekwondo. USE: Grandmaster Pak runs a dojang at Iowa State, which has seen more than 35,000 students in his time there.
For some students at Iowa State, the dojang at the Forker Building has become a lot like a second home. When martial arts first arrived on campus in 1963, they did so first in the form of judo, followed by hapkido and finally taekwondo in 1975, two years after the arrival of Grandmaster Yong Chin Pak. Today, all three clubs are closely related and more than 300 students take part in workouts and tournaments throughout the year at a variety of skill levels, including beginner, intermediate and advanced. Pak, who is a senior lecturer of kinesiology in addition to being the martial arts instructor, said taking part in the taekwondo club is another good opportunity to take time away from classes and work. “The way I look at it, the students need to be relaxed,” Pak said. “All day long they are uptight, and somehow they need a break to rest.” For the students taking part in the club, there is yet another advantage —working with the renowned Pak. In recent years, Pak was named as one of the 150 most influential taekwondo instructors in the world, and over the years, he has taught more than 35,000 people. President of the ISU Taekwondo Club Lauren Pudenz, senior in animal science, said the club is a great opportunity to work closely with Pak. “It’s really amazing,” Pudenz said. “You don’t quite realize how big of a deal Master Pak is until you’re away for a summer and pick up at a different club and they say, ‘Oh, you study under Master Pak? Well, show us what you do!’” Another club member who took part in taekwondo at another school before arriving at Iowa State said Grandmaster Pak offers more than just a workout. “I came from another school where we didn’t have someone as renowned as Grandmaster Pak,” said Mark Stenerson, graduate student in genetics development and cell biology. “You can get an intense workout other places and anybody can teach you how to kick something, but it’s with Grandmaster Pak that you get knowledge behind it.” Throughout the year, members of the club take part in tournaments. Iowa State hosts between three and four each year, and will host one this fall on Oct. 29 at Forker.
offers more than self-defense Photo: Huiling Wu/ Iowa State Daily Members of the Taekwondo Club practice at the Forker Building on Monday. The club meets three times per week to practice and learn self-defense.
While tournaments and testing for various belts allow members to show off their technique, all members agreed that taekwondo is much more than self-defense. Taekwondo’s five tenets — courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable
spirits — are just as important, if not moreso. “You’re expected, as you progress in rank, to better fit the tenets in your daily life and basically just be a better person,” Pudenz said. For Pak, that’s the aspect he enjoys
most. “I like it because students are changing their lives,” Pak said. “[When they are done] they are good responsible people, good respectable people, and very friendly and upstanding citizens.”
Texas duo make impact on field By Cory.Weaver @iowastatedaily.com Lindsay Frank and Catherine Reese are two freshmen on the ISU soccer team who share a unique bond. They don’t play the same position, they aren’t related, but they do come from the same high school and hometown of Carrollton, Texas, and the newcomers say coming to college together has made it much easier. “It was awesome because I didn’t have any other friends, of course, and it was really easy for us to adjust because I felt like I had part of me from home,” Reese said. The duo has known each other since they were 5 and has been playing together since their rec soccer days when they were little. Reese said that has helped make the jump from high school to collegiate soccer as well. “It is a huge difference, for me and Lindsay. [On] our high school team, especially, we were the most laid back,” Reese said. “Coming here where you’re constantly pushed and expected to perform, it was a big adjustment for us.” Frank and Reese come from Hebron High School, and for many Cyclone soccer fans, that name rings a bell. Jordan Bishop, who played for Iowa State for four years and is now a student assistant until she graduates, also went to Hebron, and she said both have a lot of talent.
Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily Defender Lindsay Frank fights two South Dakota opponents for the ball during their match held last Friday at the ISU Soccer Complex. Frank and fellow freshman Catherine Reese are both from Carrollton, Texas.
“I was actually here on their official visit, so I talked to their parents. We had the same coach when we were in high school, so I’m really good friends [with him] and [talked] to him about the players too, because I never necessarily played with them,” Bishop said. “I’ve seen enough games of theirs and they’re very capable players and they’ll give ISU a lot of depth coming off the bench — or if they start, either way.” For most college freshmen, getting used to the college schedule and classes is a big change from high school.
Frank said that has surprised her as well. “You don’t have a lot of free time, which is good,” Frank said. “But it’s definitely really busy and it’s kind of hard to manage your time and when things are due, but the Hixson and [Student] Success [Center] really helps us making sure we’re on track with everything, so it’s good.” With so many returning starters from last season, the team didn’t have many open spots for freshmen to start. However, coach Wendy Dillinger said it has played a big role in the back for the
Cyclones. “Lindsay stepped in at center back and has done a great job,” Dillinger said. “Sometimes we start her, sometimes we bring her in off the bench depending on where else our needs are. Caitlin [Graboski] has played in the back a little bit lately and has moved back into the midfield, but Lindsay’s pretty much carved out a placer for herself in the back line for us.” Reese has seen game action in a pair of matches as well and while Dillinger said she is still getting into the swing of things, she is a good player as well.
“Cate plays in the midfield and is still kind of adjusting to the game,” Dillinger said. “But she’s very competitive, she’s got good vision, good skill, can connect passes and is dangerous in the attack, too.” Junior defender Megan Long was Bishop’s teammate for three years and said after what Bishop did at Iowa State, they can expect a lot out of Reese and Frank in the future. “They definitely have great futures here” Long said. “I can’t wait to see how they develop over the years.”
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The Sooners cleared a major hurdle in beating Florida State. The door is now wide open for a national championship berth. It’s theirs for the taking.
The Cowboys have come out of non-conference play unscathed, but now have a tough top-10 game ahead of it in possibly its lastever matchup against Texas A&M.
The Aggies continue their farewell tour of the Big 12 with a game against No. 8 Oklahoma State. A convincing win would leapfrog the Aggies over the Cowboys in the polls.
In two games, quarterback Robert Griffin III is 41-for-46 in pass completions for 597 passing yards and eight touchdowns.
Case McCoy has become the savior at quarterback for the Longhorns, who pounded UCLA on Saturday and will be well-rested heading into Big 12 play against Iowa State on Oct. 1.
Winning sloppy is still winning. The Cyclones have one of the toughest schedules in the nation from here on out, so a bye week comes at a great time.
Ravaged by injuries, Missouri will need some help if it wants to beat No. 1 Oklahoma on the road.
A weak non-conference schedule has knocked the Red Raiders down a peg in the Big 12 power rankings.
A roadtrip to Miami awaits Bill Snyder and Co., which has allowed a nation-best 3.5 points per game in its first two contests.
Big 12 fate now rests in Texas, OU hands
By Jeff Latzke and Jim Vertuno The Associated Press Over the past dozen years, Oklahoma and Texas have teamed up to turn the Big 12 into one of the nation’s foremost college conferences, winning two national championships and playing for the title a half dozen times. And now, the league’s fate rests squarely in their hands. Will they stay together and find a way to make the Big 12 viable into the future? Will they leave together and take their riches west to the burgeoning Pac-12? Or will they part ways, potentially bringing down the league and ending one of the sport’s most colorful and storied rivalries? Each school’s board of regents took action Monday to empower the university presidents — David Boren at Oklahoma and Bill Powers at Texas — to choose a new conference home. Yet neither is saying goodbye to the Big 12, or the other, just yet. Boren said his focus is solely on either stabilizing the Big 12 through an equal revenuesharing plan or taking Oklahoma to the Pac12. Powers wouldn’t divulge Texas’ options, saying only that the process is “ongoing.” “I would simply say it is not a strong vote of confidence in the conference office that this has happened in such a short period of time,” Boren said. All Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe could say in response was that the conference is “assuring our members that maintaining the Big 12 is in the best interest for their institutions” and that his case for the league is as strong as it was last year, when two schools bolted. School and conference officials from the Big East and Big 12 have been discussing ways to merge what’s left of the two leagues if Texas and Oklahoma leave the Big 12, a person in-
Police accused of beating student in celebration By Eric.Tucker The Associated Press
Cloud nine proved too lofty for the Jayhawks, who enter Big 12 play allowing 33 points per game, which is 96th in the nation.
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volved in the discussions told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk publicly about the situation. The Big East is left with only six football members after Pittsburgh and Syracuse announced plans to join the ACC this weekend, and the Big 12 could be in a similar situation if Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech all join Texas A&M in departing. Boren has previously said he would consider the league a better option if it expanded back to 12 teams, and he said Monday that better revenue sharing must also be in place for the Sooners to stick around. “Our goal is to be an equal partner in any network, and we think it ought to be the goal of every other member of any conference that we’re a part of to be an equal member of that conference,” Boren said. “We all ought to value each other — every single member of that conference — and none of us should seek to play a stronger leadership role than anyone else.” Ultimately, the Big 12’s future likely comes down to whether the schools raking in the most money want to share enough of it with those earning the least, or if they’d rather leave their current rivals behind and chase a bigger paycheck. Any move by Texas could be complicated by the Longhorn Network as school officials explore whether other leagues would let them keep their recently launched venture or force them to make changes to fit established media rights guidelines. For example, Pac-12 bylaws created six regional networks that are shared by conference schools. There is no guarantee the Pac-12 presidents will welcome new members, especially if Texas is not one of them.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Two police officers were indicted Tuesday in the beating of a University of Maryland student during a rowdy celebration that was caught on video after the school’s basketball win over Duke last year, prosecutors said. Prince George’s County Officers Reginald Baker and James Harrison, both of the department’s special operations division, were indicted on charges of first- and second-degree assault and mis-
conduct in office, said County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Police arrested 28 students who were celebrating Maryland’s 79-72 win over Duke on March 3, 2010. A video, taken from a dorm room window, later surfaced showing officers in riot gear beating student John McKenna. Charges were later dropped against many of those arrested that night, including McKenna. The video, taken from a dorm room window, shows McKenna half-dancing and half-jogging down the sidewalk. He stops when he is
cornered by two officers on horseback. Then, three officers in riot gear slam McKenna into a wall and beat him with batons. McKenna suffered a concussion, cuts and other injuries, his attorney has said. Harrison and Baker were placed on administrative leave soon after the beating. The names of their attorneys were not immediately known, and Vince Canales, the leader of the county police officers’ union, said he had no immediate comment. Alsobrooks said the decision to charge the officers was not made lightly. “But when there is evidence of potential wrongdoing by a police officer, it would never be appropriate for me to look the other way,” she said in a statement. “If I did so, the residents of Prince George’s County would be right to question my ability to be fair and impartial no matter the type of job or the standing a suspect or defendant may have in our community.” Terrell Roberts III, a lawyer representing McKenna, said his client was gratified by the indictments and hoped the officers would be held accountable. Alsobrooks said the investigation was continuing, and Roberts said he hoped to see more charges. “We feel that there are other individuals that are culpable and potentially chargeable, but I have no control over that,” Roberts said. He said McKenna was still contemplating a lawsuit, but had not yet filed. FBI agents had interviewed dozens of county police officers last year, and the Justice Department had said its Civil Rights Division was investigating. It was not immediately clear why the charges were brought by the State’s Attorney’s office instead of by the federal government, though an FBI spokesman in Maryland, Rich Wolf, said the FBI had always been assisting with the investigation but had never taken it over. County Police Chief Mark Magaw said in a statement that the department was “committed to constitutional, professional and ethical policing” and to maintaining the community’s trust, but he did not address the specific allegations.
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Iowa State shows guts in pressure situation By Dylan.Montz @iowastatedaily.com For the final six minutes of Iowa State’s match against Toledo, the pressure was on for the Cyclone defense as Toledo had just scored its first goal of the match. The advantage was still in favor of Iowa State, 2-1, but Toledo was threatening to score again and it was do or die for the defense. There were two options for the Cyclones: The defense would buckle and Toledo would tie the game forcing overtime, or Iowa State would hold strong. The Cyclones (6-3-1) decided they would thrive under the pressure of the Toledo offense and prevailed with a 2-1 final score. Coach Wendy Dillinger said it made her proud as a coach to see that kind of effort from her team. “Sunday was tough, especially since Toledo didn’t play on Friday, so they were fresh and we had to travel Saturday,” Dillinger said. “We played really well the first 25 minutes and then started to give little pieces of the game away. We just challenged them at halftime to step up and be tough, play tough and step up physically and mentally.” Sophomore forward Brittany Morgan scored the first Cyclone goal 14:50 minutes into the match, making the score 1-0 Cyclones. Morgan played 75 minutes in the victory and ties for the team lead in goals with three and points (six) this season. “We did well finishing out the game,” Morgan said. “You just have to keep a positive attitude and make sure that no one on the team is getting down or anything. Keeping the team together is very important, too.” Freshman goalkeeper Andrea Swanson is proving to be a valuable
Photo: Huiling Wu/Iowa State Daily Forward Brittany Morgan passes the ball during Friday night’s match against South Dakota State at the ISU Soccer Complex. The Cyclones won 1-0. Iowa State starts Big 12 play Friday against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.
commodity for the Cyclones. The native of Clive, Iowa, played for the full 90 minutes and recorded five saves in the Toledo victory. Dillinger talked about the maturity and confidence she has seen from Swanson since the freshman assumed goalkeeping duties. “Andrea has been a player we have been watching for two years before she came here,” Dillinger said. “So
to see the growth and development that she has had in the last few weeks, relative to the last few years, has been tremendous.” Next up On Friday, Big 12 Conference play will begin for Iowa State and this will mean taking a trip to College Station, Texas, to take on the Texas A&M Aggies. Texas A&M (6-4, 1-0 Big 12) boasts
four Big 12 Soccer Championships since the beginning of the Big 12 and has not lost to Iowa State since 2005 in a 1-0 Cyclone victory. The last victory for the Aggies was a 13-1 throttling of Fordham on Sunday. In that win, Texas A&M showed its depth in almost every position while it played almost every member of its 25-person roster. “The main thing that we have to
do is be disciplined,” Dillinger said. “Something that we have been really focusing on the last two weeks is just be disciplined in our defending and position.” The match is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in College Station, Texas. Clone Zone will show a live webcast of the game and can be found at cyclones.com.
Cyclones missing playoffs last year ‘embarrassing’ By Dan.Kassan @iowastatedaily.com
effort and winning the battles in the trenches.”
It’s been only a few months since an underwhelming season ended without a playoff appearance for the first time in Cyclone hockey history. Instead of battling for the Murdoch Cup, coach Al Murdoch hit the recruiting trail hard, trying not to repeat the sour ending this year. “It was a tough deal,” Murdoch said. “We lost the bid in fall semester. We didn’t work as hard and as effectively as we should, but we’re not going to make that mistake again.” Iowa State transitioned into a very young team last season, with half the team comprised of underclassmen. The mental errors and inability to finish games were just a few factors that brought demise on a team just one year removed from a runner-up finish in the title game. “I think it was a combination of things,” Murdoch said. “We had a lot of youthfulness and, if anything, the youthfulness last year is no longer with us. The team we have now is a pretty darn mature team.” Brian Rooney, a senior forward, said it was a massive disappointment. “I didn’t think we deserved to be there,” Rooney said. “We didn’t play good enough down the stretch and we didn’t play good enough in the middle of the season. “When you have 20 years of alums asking you why you didn’t make the national tournament for the first time, it’s really embarrassing.” So, Rooney said, the veterans took this summer to workout hard in order to be better prepared for a season that begins in September and doesn’t end until February. The expectation this year is to win, of course. Murdoch likes his current squad despite having freshmen at every position. Both the coaching staff and the players are making a concerted effort to win games early in the season and avoid the rough start experienced a year ago. But is this team better than last year’s squad, which had a similar youth movement? “Yes, no question in my mind,” Murdoch said. “Our guys showed more heart. Right away in the first weekend of the season, I just saw a lot of heart, heart you see in second
‘Grandpa’ Rooney Unlike last year, where young guns were mixed with several seniors, the team is starved of true veterans. Players like Brody Toigo and Paul Karus have been around for a couple years, but Rooney represents the one and only senior for the Cyclones this year. Rooney was named team captain for the 2011-12 season. “It feels good, but I’m here to win a championship, not to rack up individual accolades,” Rooney said. As the only senior on the team, Rooney admits he feels old. “It’s weird, I feel like a grandpa,” Rooney said. “Hopefully they can teach me a thing or two as well, being the old grandpa running around.” Despite the age discrepancy, Rooney has committed to teaching the young guys and bringing in his own style of leadership. A three-year starter, Rooney said he possesses the necessary experience to lead as someone who has been on a team that came close to a championship and a team that failed to even reach the postseason. “Basically any problem or any obstacle this team will come across, I’ve been through it,” Rooney said. “Whatever these young guys need, I feel like I’ll be there to help them
File photo: Jake Lovett/Iowa State Daily ISU forward Brian Rooney skates with the puck against Colorado State on Jan. 28. Iowa State won 4-3 in overtime. The Cyclones’s season starts Friday night against St. Cloud State at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena.
out.” The youth is misleading, said both Rooney and Murdoch. Both noted that while they are freshmen in class at Iowa State, almost all have played junior hockey out of high school for one or two years. The “freshmen” out on the ice are actually about the same age as juniors and seniors — 19 to 21 years of age. The new captain said he actually prefers that the team he’s a part of is young and ready to play. “A lot of people look at having young guys as a negative, but I see it as a positive,” Rooney said. “When we
come out on the ice, there’s so much youth and excitement you don’t get on a veteran team.” Freshman goaltender Peter Alexander, part of the extensive 2011 recruiting class, arrived about four weeks ago and said he got acclimated quickly with the captain of his new team. “I really look up to the seniors,” Alexander said. “They’ve been here the longest. They know what they’re doing. [Rooney] knows what he’s talking about, knows what he’s doing, is a very good leader and respects everyone on the team.”
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Replacing Hudson Alexander is leading a three-way competition to take over a job at goaltender that Erik Hudson held for the majority of his tenure at Iowa State. Two are freshmen and the other is a junior, Karus. Alexander started Friday night’s game, allowing two goals. Murdoch said he played well enough to remain the starter unless someone beats him out. “He had real good, consistent play for 60 minutes,” Murdoch said. “He stood in there, allowing one in the first and one in the second. He put
you in a position to win the game.” Alexander, who met Hudson before arriving at Iowa State, said it was an honor to be named starter. “I thought I played good and [the coaching staff has] confidence in me and I have confidence in them,” Alexander said. “Every first game you’re always nervous, but I tried to keep my emotions in check.” The freshman goaltender will get another shot at impressing his teammates and the coaching staff when the Cyclones host St. Cloud State University on Friday night at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena.
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Death toll rises to 11 in crash at Reno air races By Cristina Silva The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — When 50-year-old Craig Salerno went missing after attending the Reno air races with friends, his wife didn’t need DNA testing to confirm her worst fears. Her husband, the father of their two young children, was sitting in the VIP section where a fighter plane landed in an explosive crash Friday afternoon. Salerno’s friend was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. There was no way Salerno, an avid racing pilot there to watch the show, had survived. “The family knew,” said Tony Buzbee, a spokesman for the Friendswood, Texas family. “There is no delicate way to say this; the problem was there was no way to confirm he was dead other than DNA testing.” Medical officials confirmed Salerno’s death to his wife Monday night, bringing
the death toll in what has become the nation’s deadliest racing disaster up to at least 11. A spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said investigators have been trying to identify body parts since the gruesome accident at the annual National Championship Air Races. All the victims’ names had been confirmed by police or family by late Tuesday. More than 1,300 people had called a Reno crisis line in the days after the crash, many to report missing race spectators. Officials are trying to track down each missing person but have not released an official count. “They have an awful lot of legal hurdles that they have to go through before they can announce especially the names (of the dead) but also the number of deceased,” said Washoe County spokesman Chris Matthews. “They have to verify that they are in fact look-
ing at a deceased person, as opposed to looking at an arm of a person who is not deceased and is in the hospital.” The newly-identified victims were a Kansas woman previously reported missing, a father who took his 12-yearold son to see the racing pilots, a man who loved airplanes and Salerno. Relatives of the Kansas woman, 71-year-old Cheryl Elvin of Lenexa, had said she was likely dead because the relatives who had attended the show with her were all taken to area hospitals for critical leg injuries. John Craik, 45, of Gardnerville, Nev., died after taking his son to watch the race. Virginia Craik told The Associated Press that her grandson was not seriously injured and is back in school. “It’s been tough,” she said. James McMichael, 47, of Graham, Wash., was at the show because he “loved planes,” his mother, Darlene
McMichael, said. “That’s why most people go to those things.” She said her son was survived by his wife and an extensive family. “Our family has a great faith,” she said. “And we feel like things happen for a reason. It doesn’t make it easier.” Salerno was a dispatcher for Continental Airlines and a lieutenant for a volunteer fire department, said Buzbee, a Houston lawyer representing the family. Salerno also volunteered with the annual Wings Over Houston air show, where he served as a liaison between the main act and the show. “He was just one of those kind of people that many people know,” Buzbee said. “He made the community work.” Salerno was given his VIP ticket by a friend, Buzbee said. “It’s a very difficult time for his wife and children,” Buzbee said.
Photo: Garret Woodman/The Associated Press A P-51 Mustang airplane approaches the ground right before crashing during an air show in Reno, Nev.
Remains on NY beach highway tied to 1996 discovery By Frank Eltman The Associated Press YAPHANK, N.Y. — An investigation into 10 bodies strewn along a remote New York beach parkway grew more perplexing Tuesday when police announced that DNA testing had determined that two victims found miles apart were related and that the remains of another unidentified woman matched body parts found 15 years ago. Police suspect the 10 victims — whose remains were dumped along the highway periodically over more than a decade and discovered during searches begun last December
— could have been left by several killers. Body parts have now been found in four separate locations stretching over a wide section of eastern Long Island. No suspect has been identified. “There could be one, there could be more killers,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said in an appeal for the public’s help in cracking the mystery. “We don’t know.” Authorities on Tuesday also released sketches of two of the unidentified victims. One was an Asian man between 17 and 23 who was found wearing women’s clothes. The other was a dismembered woman
whose partial remains were found near Ocean Parkway in April and a decade earlier in a town 45 miles east. Police are hoping the release of additional information, including the sketches, jogs someone’s memory in a case that has stymied veteran homicide detectives. “The investigation hasn’t stalled,” Dormer insisted to reporters. “We’re making progress. It’s a slow, methodical process. This is not a television show where everything is solved in an hour.” Police also released photographs of jewelry found on two of victims, an unidentified woman and a toddler. The
woman and the girl were found miles from each other, but police said DNA evidence now shows that they were related; investigators have yet to confirm whether they are mother and daughter. Dormer said the jewelry, which included earrings and bracelets, was unremarkable and probably could have been bought at any number of retail stores in the New York area or elsewhere. Authorities have identified five of the victims as prostitutes and Dormer repeated a plea for people working in the sex trade to come forward with any information that might help in solving the case. At
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Earth to satellite: When will you hit — and where? By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA scientists are doing their best to tell us where a plummeting six-ton satellite will fall later this week. It’s just that if they’re off a little bit, it could mean the difference between hitting Florida or landing on New York. Or, say, Iran or India. Pinpointing where and when hurtling space debris will strike is an imprecise science. For now, scientists predict the earliest it will hit is Thursday U.S. time, the latest Saturday. The strike zone covers most of Earth. Not that citizens need to take cover. The satellite will break into pieces, and NASA put the chances that somebody somewhere on Earth will get hurt at 1 in 3,200. But any one person’s odds of being struck have been estimated at 1 in 21 trillion. As far as anyone knows, falling space debris has never injured anyone. Nor has significant property damage been
reported. That’s because most of the planet is covered in water and there are vast regions of empty land. If you do come across what you suspect is a satellite piece, NASA doesn’t want you to pick it up. The space agency says there are no toxic chemicals present, but there could be sharp edges. Also, it’s government property. It’s against the law to keep it as a souvenir or sell it on eBay. NASA’s advice is to report it to the police. The 20-year-old research satellite is expected to break into more than 100 pieces as it enters the atmosphere, most of it burning up. Twenty-six of the heaviest metal parts are expected to reach Earth, the biggest chunk weighing about 300 pounds. The debris could be scattered over an area about 500 miles long. Jonathan McDowell, for one, isn’t worried. He is in the potential strike zone — along with most of the world’s 7 billion citizens. McDowell is with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.
“There’s stuff that’s heavy that falls out of the sky almost every year,” McDowell says. So far this year, he noted, two massive Russian rocket stages have taken the plunge. As for the odds of the satellite hitting someone, “it’s a small chance. We take much bigger chances all the time in our lives,” McDowell says. “So I’m not putting my tin helmet on or hiding under a rock.” All told, 1,200 pounds of wreckage is expected to smack down — the heaviest pieces made of titanium, stainless steel or beryllium. That represents just one-tenth the mass of the satellite, which stretches 35 feet long and 15 feet in diameter. The strike zone straddles all points between latitudes 57 degrees north and 57 degrees south. That’s as far north as Edmonton and Alberta, Canada, and Aberdeen, Scotland, and as far south as Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America. Every continent but Antarctica is in the crosshairs. Back when UARS, the
Photo: NASA/The Associated Press This screen grab image provided by NASA shows UARS attached to the robotic arm of the space shuttle Discovery during mission STS-48 in 1991, when UARS was deployed.
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Decoding Nutrition Labels By Lindsay MacNab AmesEats Flavors Writer
want to think twice about the food products that you are placing in your cart. For most students, choosing healthy foods that are nutritious isn’t as simple as it sounds. Checking the nutrition label on the package
While it is easy to grab-and-go when shopping at the grocery store, you may
Beware of the claims on the front of the package:
is the only way to know exactly what ingredients are in the product and how “healthy” it really is for you. Here are some helpful tips that will help you decode all of that tricky information:
Sugar is sugar, sodium is salt: Today’s Americans consume an unnecessary amount of sodium. Unfortunately, almost every food product contains salt, making sodium extremely hard to avoid. The current recommendation for sodium is 2,300 milligrams per day, so be conscious of how much is in the product that you are eating. Also, a food label may not explicitly list “sugar” as an ingredient, but don’t be fooled! High fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, molasses, honey, fructose, glucose, malted barley, etc. are all different derivatives of sugar. Anything ending in “ol” or “ose” is most likely another type of sugar.
Many companies place labels on their food products such as “lowfat”, or “light” and while these health claims may be true, many of them are simply marketing strategies to lure you into common health fads. Lowering the fat content might actually mean that they add more sugar in order to compensate for the loss of flavor.
Watch out for all types of fats: The total fat listed on the food package combines the amount of fat (in grams) for all types of fat the item contains. This includes: saturated fat, trans fat, polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat. Avoid foods that are high in saturated fat (intake should be less than 7% of total daily calories) since this type of fat increases you risk of heart disease and other health problems. Stay away from foods that have any amount of trans fa, too much can clog your arteries. Although too much of any fat isn’t “good” for you, both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat tends to lower blood cholesterol levels.
Pay close attention to the serving size:
Granny Smith apples tablespoons butter cup sugar Cinamon to taste
Begin by cutting off both ends of the celery stalk.
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Check the calorie content: Calories in a product are based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet along with percent daily values. Everyone’s calorie needs depend on their age, gender and level of daily physical activity so keep that in mind. Also be sure to check the calories from fat. In order to find the percent of calories that come from fat, take the calories from fat per serving divided by the total amount of fat per serving. Try not to exceed 20 percent or more.
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Celery sticks are a healthy snack that are great on the go. Enjoy with a small serving of ranch dressing, peanut butter or hummus to up the flavor.
Separate the individual stalks and place in a big bowl of clean water or in a sink full of clean water. Lift them out a couple of times to remove all the dirt and dry.
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Every nutrition facts label will inform you of the portion size and how many servings are in each product. Most ice cream, for example, has a serving size of 1/2 cup. But who really measures out half of a cup of ice cream when eating such a tempting treat? One of the biggest mistakes you can make is forgetting to multiply everything (total fat, cholesterol, sugar, etc.) by the number of servings that are consumed. So let’s say you ate 1 1/2 cups of ice cream, that means that you would really be eating three times the calories and fat without even realizing it!
How to: cut celery sticks
1. Wash and thinly slice the apples. 2. Cook apples and butter in a sautee pan over medium heat until the butter is melted. 3. Add the sugar and cinnamon to the pan and cook until apples are tender but not mushy.
As a guideline: Calorie-free: less than 5 calories per serving Low-calorie: forty calories or less for most food items (120 calories or less for main dish items) Reduced-calorie/fat: must have at least 25 percent fewer calories than the regular product
Deal of the week: Bananas
Cut the stalks in half lengthwise to make them thinner.
Cut the celery into threeinch sticks and enjoy! File photos: Iowa State Daily
Bananas are available year-round from tropical regions all over the world. Some bananas are even grown right here on campus. Right now bananas are thriving in most of those regions, making them less expensive for you.
Cost this week: Pick up a pound of bananas for just 39 cents a pound from the grocery store.
How to use them: Bananas are a classic grab-and-go snack that are high in potassium and are only about 100 calories. Try using this healthful snack in creative ways by adding peanut butter or hazelnut spread. They of course make a great addition to breakfast when added to cereal, oatmeal or peanut butter toast. Try eating them cold by adding slices to a bowl of ice cream or dipping them in melted chocolate and freezing them for later. You can also try eating them cooked by sauteeing, grilling or even baking bananas. Photo: Claire Powell/AmesEats Flavors
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