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Today is monday, Sept. 10, 2007 Breaking News The search for missing BYU student Camille Cleverley ends in tragedy when her body is found dead at the base of Bridal Veil Falls in Provo, Sunday.

UtahStatesman The Logan, Utah

Student running for city council

By ARIE KIRK news editor

Campus News

A student loses a fender fight. Find out what else the police were involved with in the Police Blotter. Page 3

Features Fighting fires and saving lives are all in a day's work for these everyday heroes. Page 5

Thinkback.Thinkahead.Thinkbalance. Andwithacampaignsloganlikethat,MarkRasmuson, ajunioratUSU,saidhebelieveshecanwinaseaton Smithfield'scitycouncil. Rasmusonsaidhebelievesheisthebestcandidatetoprovidemoredirectionandbalancetothecouncil.Pledgingto continuethecity'straditionofambitionandresolveifelected, hesaidSmithfieldcanbecomeamorerespectableplace. "ThereisacoreelementinSmithfield,andweneedtoperpetuatethat.Weneedtopreserveourlegacyandpreserveour attitudeofhardworkanddetermination,"hesaid. Rasmusonsaidheisnotrunningtobuildhisresumeorto pushanysortofagenda.Hisoneinterest,hesaid,isthefuture oftheSmithfieldcommunity. "IthinkIamasober,unbiasedandanobjectivekindof voiceinthecommunity.AndbecauseIdon'thavechildren, I'mnotmarriedandIdon'tworkinSmithfield,Idon'thave anysortofpersonalagendatosatisfy,"hesaid."Iamnot doingthisforme." Asa24-year-oldmajoringinphilosophy,Rasmusonsaid votersshouldnotbedeterredbyhisageorpoliticalinexperience.Hesaidhisyouthgiveshimanadvantage.Healsosaid hehashadmanyjobsandresponsibilitiesthathaveprovided valuableexperience. Rasmusonistheyoungestcandidateforthecitycouncil. Whilethismaycausevoterstoquestionhisability,hesaidit isnocauseforfear.Hisyouth,hesaid,willallowhimtobe moreaccountableandhonest.Rasmusonsaiditwillbeeasier forhimtoadmitwrongdoingthanitisforoldermembersof thecouncil. "ItiseasierformetoadmitwhenIamwrong.Icanbe reallyhonestinthispositionbecauseofmyage,andIbelieve thatgivesmeanedge.Olderpeoplehavebeenburnedso manytimes,theyaremorejaded,"Rasmusonsaid. Healsosaidhisagegiveshimafreshperspectiveand allowshimtoactwithoutfear.Rasmusonsaidheisnotafraid toapproachpeopleortackleissues. "Iamtooyoungtobeafraid,"hesaid. Asamemberofthecitycouncil,Rasmusonsaidhewould pushtohavemorecommunityinvolvementonalllevels.He wouldliketoseemoreattendanceatcitycouncilmeetings andhaveyouthcouncilshelpwithprojects. RasmusonsaidhereallywantsSmithfieldresidentsto beabletotakegreaterprideinthecity.Smithfieldhasthe potentialtobecomeanevenclassiercitybuttoreachit,the cityneedshelp,hesaid.Rasmusonsaidthecityhas"serious eyesores." "Anyplacethatisnotkeptupbecomesrundown,"hesaid.

Andrew mUngiA, freshman majoring in engineering, plays football outside of The Towers. The number of residents living on campus has increased this year. USU Housing can accommodate up to 3,600 students. GIDEON OAKES photo

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Sports The USU men's soccer team falls 3-0 to Weber State, after only four weeks of practice together. Page 8

year.Thisyearit'sstrongerthanit'sbeenin alotofyears." Withmultipleareasofon-campus housingtochoosefrom,USUHousingcan Combiningtheconvenienceoflivingon accommodateupto3,600students,which campuswithacompetitiveprice,on-camcountseachfamilyasonestudent,which pushousinghasshownanincreaseinresimeanstherearemanymorepeopleliving dentsthisyear,saidUSUHousingExecutive inon-campushousinginthemarriedhousingunits. DirectorStevenJenson. Thetotalnumberofstudentsrenting ThecompletionofthenewLivingand isbasedonhowUSUHousingrentsout LearningCenteronthewestsideofcampus,wasamajorthrustofimprovements itsunits.SomeroomsinMountainView tohousing TowerandbuildingsintheStudentLiving campusCenterhavethepotentialtoholdtwostuwideand dentsbutarerentedouttoonestudentat added ahighercosttoprovidetheconvenience A closer look at issues living ofprivacy,Jensonsaid,whichistakeninto affecting USU spacefor considerationwhentotalingthenumberof hundreds studentsthatcanbehoused. ofstudents,increasingthetotalnumberof Centralcampushousing,whichincludes unitsavailableforrent. MountainViewTower,ValleyViewTower, ButtheLLCalonedoesnotaccountfor RichardsHallandBullenHall,are"fuller thetotalincreaseinon-campusresidents; than(theyhave)beenforquitesometime," thenumberofstudentslivinginon-campus Jensonsaid.Centralcampusoptionsare housingacrosscampushasincreasedas about70percentoccupied. well,Jensonsaid. MountainViewTowerismostlyfull "Wehaveabout230morestudentslivwiththeexceptionofthefirstfloor,Jenson ingwithusthisfallsemester,"Jensonsaid. - See HOUSING, page 4 "(Residency)doesfluctuatefromyearto By SETH R. HAWKINS editor in chief

USU's on-campus housing receives needed upgrades


Terrorism being fought by Aggies By CASEY SNIDER staff writer

Opinion "Too often religious freedom is valued only by those who are oppressed, not by those who are the oppressors." Page 12 THe 25TH loTojA bike rAce was Saturday morning. LOTOJA is a fundraiser and each rider participated for a cause. USU graduate Mike Olsen competed in the race for the third time. Olsen raced in the Masters Division this year. NOELLE BERLAGE photo

Almanac Today in History: In 1897, the first DWI is issued to George Smith, whose swerving alerted British police, who then arrested Smith. In 1977, the guillotine is used for the last time in France.

Cyclists ride for a cause LOTOJA.RedBurroridershavebeenparticipatinginthisraceforaround16years.Mike Olsen,aUSUalumnus,hasbeenridingfor RedBurroforfouryears. CyclistsflockedtoSunriseCyclery "Imainlydotriathlons,"hesaid."Butthis Saturdaymorningtokickoffthe25th yearI'mfocusingoncycling." LOTOJAbikerace.Theparticipantswere OlsengraduatedfromUSUin1993with sortedintopacksbytheirridingexperience, adegreeinpsychologyandcontinuedtolaw thefirstgroupleavingat6:30a.m. school.NowlivinginLasVegas,heisableto SincetheLOTOJAisafund-raisingevent, focusontriathlonsandcyclingraces.Inorder everysponsoredcyclistwasridingforacause. toprepareforthisyear'sLOTOJA,Olsenrode Whileeverysponsorhaditsowncharity,the anaverageofmorethan250mileseachweek. overallgoaloftheLOTOJAracethisyearwas ThisisOlsen'sthirdLOTOJArace;after toraisemoneyforautismandcancer.The taking5thinhispackthefirstyearandhavLoganRotaryClubparticipatedto"Ridefor ingarun-inwithhypothermiahissecond Literacy." year,OlsenracedintheMastersDivisionthis SteveJenson,aparticipant,grewupin year.Masterspacksarerepletewithveteran CacheValleyandhasbeenracingtheLOTOJA racersandmakeforamorecompetitiveride. since1998.JensonracedforAutolivCyclingin "IamjusthopingtohangwiththemasordertoraisemoneyfortheHuntsmanCancer ters,"Olsensaidbeforetheracebegan."That's Institute. mygoal." "Itismentallychallenging,"Jensonsaidof Rulesforthecyclistsincludednotriding the206-milerace."It'smoreofjustknowing morethantwoabreast,nomusicaldevices youcan'tquit." andnoridingaftersundown. TheRedBurroRacingteamfromLasVegas � sent56cycliststoparticipateinthisyear's By HEATHER WILK staff writer

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"Ifyouareanenemyandyouwanttoattack, withoutnuclearweapons,yougetateamofhackerstogetherandattackthesystem,"saidJames Marshall,programmanageratUSU'sSpace DynamicsLab. Marshallandotherresearchersatthelabhave beenworkingonaneffectivewaytofightcyber-terrorism,theattackingand/ortargetingofcomputersoronlineinfrastructurewithininthemedium ofcyberspace. "Cyberterroristsattackviathenetwithout expensiveweapons,"saidRobertErbacher,assistantprofessorintheCollegeofScience."Theycan takedowncrucialsystemswithoutrisks." Togetherwithateamofstudents,Erbacheris workingtodevelopasystemthatwillallownetworkmanagerstoseethestatusoftheircurrent systems,alertingthemtoandinformingthemof anyincomingsecurityproblems.Thesystemwill beabletoprovideanoticeatthefirstsignofpossibleattack. TheSpaceDynamicsLabresearchershavespent thelast21/2yearsdevelopingtechnologythat couldbeusedtoexposeweaknessesinUSU'scurrentinfrastructurethatareespeciallyvulnerableto terrorists. TheprogramiscalledExerciseScenario ModelingTool,anditwouldbeusedtocreate simulationsofpossiblecyber-terroristattackson anythingfromfinancialinstitutionstothebasic emergencyservices,like911. Yetthescienceisstillinitsinfancy,andthe fieldisonlyrecentlyemerging.Currently,mostof theresearchisgovernment-funded,includingthe moneywhichUSUhasspentonitstechnologies. "Privateindustrywillnotdothisunlessthegovernmentfundsit,"Marshallsaid."Wal-Martisn't goingtofindouthowtofightforeignterrorists." USUwillcontinueitsworkwiththemoneyithas andplanstokeepitgoinginthefuturewithmoney itisslatedtoreceivefromCongress. "Therearealotofquestionsaheadthatneed answering,"Marshallsaid,"andwearevulnerable tillwedoanswerthesequestions." �

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World&Nation BYU student's body found PROVO, Utah (AP) � The body of a Brigham Young University student missing for more than a week was found in a canyon Sunday, authorities said, and investigators were trying to determine how she fell to her death. The body of Camille Cleverley, 22, was found at the base of a 200-foot cliff east of Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, said Utah County Sheriff James O. Tracy. Cleverley's father, Joel, identified her at the scene, Tracy said, and it appeared that she had been dead for several days. The Utah medical examiner's office took the body from the canyon Sunday evening. The woman's body had injuries consistent with a fall, but it was too early to rule out foul play, Provo police Capt. Cliff Argyle said. "How she ended up there, we're not sure," Argyle said. Her backpack and drink bottles were found with the body, Tracy said. Authorities had been searching mountain trails and the Provo River for Cleverley, believCamille Cleverley ing she may have parked her bike and hiked one of the many trails leading into the Wasatch Mountains. A bicycle believed to be hers was stolen from a bike rack near the popular hiking spot last Sunday and turned over to police. Search and rescue crews and hundreds of volunteers then focused on areas around the 607-foot waterfall. Searchers spotted the body Sunday afternoon, and Rice said the clothing matched the description Cleverley's family had given investigators. "The family was always determined to find Camille," said Robert Grossman, a spokesman for the Cleverleys. "They had never wavered in their determination. There was never an iota or hint of giving up." Cleverley, of Boise, Idaho, was scheduled to start her senior year on Sept. 4. "We're glad there will be some closure for the family but saddened by the circumstances," BYU President Cecil Samuelson said before a campus memorial service. The day after she disappeared, her debit card was used to buy doughnuts and fruit drinks at a Provo store, but investigators had no other clues to go on until the bike was found. Police also gave her boyfriend a lie-detector test, which he volunteered to take and passed, although an FBI regional supervisor was to review the polygraph results.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2007

Today is Monday, Sept. 10, 2007. Today's issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Craig Reeder, a junior double majoring in political science and French. He is from Logan.


Celebs&People LOS ANGELES (AP) � Bill Cosby is getting behind efforts to improve education. Cosby announced last week that his animated series, "Little Bill," which bill Cosby is aimed at getting preschoolers interested in learning, is returning to television on cable's Noggin network. It previously was part of the Nickelodeon cable network's "Nick Jr." programming bloc for preschoolers. In an era where the education reform act No Child Left Behind dominates education, the comedian complained recently, "The high school dropout rate in some cities is as high as 55 to 75 percent. While the behinds are moving forward, some of the minds are left behind." Beginning Monday, Cosby's show will air weekdays on Noggin at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. EDT. It will be broadcast at 1:30 p.m. EDT on the weekends. The series is based on Cosby's "Little Bill" book series, which teaches the importance of friendship and family relationships and attempts to show children creative ways to solve their problems. GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) � Those new Nikes are fresh, but will they rock your retirement like a money market account? Rap artists and fans debated the finer points of money management this weekend at a seminar at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro. The event was sponsored by the Hip-Hop Action Network, led by music industry heavyweight Russell Simmons. Simmons and performers like Jim Jones and Lil' Mo talked about how to avoid debt and invest intelligently. They discussed credit ratings and the advisability of buying a home. Simmons brought street cred to the subject: He sold his stake in Def Jam Records for a reported $100 million in 1999 and is now head of Rush Communications, an entertainment, fashion and marketing conglomerate. Their overall advice: Work hard, don't abuse credit and balance the bling against your future needs. "Everybody wants to make it rain, but they never have something saved up for a rainy day," said Lil' Mo, a singer and songwriter. The stars acknowledged they like the occasional frill. Jones admitted that he buys "the hottest cars that come out," but advised that people with more modest incomes should stick to more practical transportation. Singer Anthony Hamilton sheepishly acknowledged a side-trip to the mall before the event, where he was dazzled by "sparkly Nikes that I purchased � on sale!"

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Gitmo panels struggle with assesing facts SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) � After years of indefinite confinement, many detainees at Guantanamo Bay say they feel they may never receive justice, according to transcripts of hearings obtained by The Associated Press. Fewer than one in five of detainees allowed a hearing last year even bothered to show up for it. The frustrated words of men, some of whom admit to fighting with the Taliban but swear they would go peacefully home if released, illustrate the seething tension at a prison where hundreds are held without charges. The transcripts also underscore that the U.S. allegations against the men are often as difficult to substantiate as they are for the detainees to refute.


False leads in Fossett search frustrate rescuers RENO, Nev. (AP) � Rescue crews searching for famed millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett stumbled upon more false leads Sunday when they discovered more plane wreckage � but didn't find the missing aviator or his plane. "Once again, you had your hopes raised and dashed, just as we have," Nevada Civil Air Patrol Maj. Cynthia Ryan told reporters during a news conference.

Tropical storm hits but leaves little damage HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) - Tropical Storm Gabrielle washed ashore and crawled slowly along the North Carolina's Outer Banks Sunday, but caused few problems and failed even to chase vacationers away from the beach. Warnings of gusty wind and rain didn't stop Derek Creekmore, 32, who with surfing buddy Mark Carter drove to Cape Hatteras from Chesapeake, Va., to ride the tall, breaking waves brought in by the storm. "It's a lot rougher out there, but this is what we look forward to every year," Creekmore said. "We plan to stay out here until we get tired." By late Sunday, the storm had moved offshore on a steady course for open water, and the National Weather Service discontinued all watches and warnings. Officials said that there had been no requests for assistance during the height of the storm, and that Gabrielle likely would be remembered mostly as an inconvenience. Gabrielle brought gusty winds that howled at 50 mph, churning up the Atlantic surf to the delight of surfers and kiteboarders. Despite that, the storm failed to dump much rain inland, where much of North Carolina is experiencing severe drought. "We're glad we didn't have any flooding or wind damage, but the rain would have been nice," said Julia Jarema, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. "The coast got some rain, but they were the ones with the least problems from the drought." Just before 11 p.m, Gabrielle's center was about 75 miles north of Cape Hatteras and about 445 miles southwest of Nantucket, Mass. It was heading northeast at about 10 mph and expected to continue moving away from the coast, possibly picking up a little forward speed. Its maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph, with little change in strength forecast for the next 24 hours. evidence of the men.

Family members wipe their eyes during a memorial service at Canyon View Middle School in Huntington, Utah, for six miners and three rescue workers that were killed at the Crandall Canyon Mine. AP photo

Memorial held for lost miners and rescuers HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) � The six men caught in a huge mine collapse were remembered Sunday at an interfaith service on the football field of a junior high school in central Utah's coal belt. It was a public goodbye to the miners whose bodies remain entombed in the Crandall Canyon mine. About 1,000 people attended the ceremony and family and close friends of the missing miners were seated in front of the podium. Gov. Jon Huntsman hoped the community memorial service would allow the families, who spent almost a month hoping the rescue efforts would turn up some sign of the missing men, to begin healing. "There has been pain, discomfort and loss. These were real human beings who loved and were loved by others," Huntsman told the audience. "Our community and our state have been hurting. It is a time for healing and a time for closure." Kerry Allred, Don Erickson, Luis Hernandez, Carlos Payan, Brandon Phillips and Manuel Sanchez were working more than 1,500 feet underground in the early morning hours of Aug. 6 when there was a collapse so powerful it registered at 3.9 magnitude. For nearly four weeks, crews from Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., a co-owner of the mine, searched for the miners. Holes were drilled through the mountain into the mine, in search of signs of life. Each time the drill broke through the roof of the mine, there were hours of silence, while people on top of the mountain banged on the drill steel, hoping the miners would respond in kind and signal their location. Oxygen was pumped through the holes down into the mine, just in case, and video cameras searched for evidence of the men. At the same time, crews tunneled horizontally into the mine, a slow process made more difficult by repeated frightening shudders within the unstable mountain. On Aug. 16, a second collapse killed three rescue workers and injured six. The underground effort was then halted as too dangerous. From outside the mountain, a total of seven holes were bored down into the mine, most revealing conditions that were unlikely to support life and none giving any indication the miners had taken refuge there. On Aug. 31, the Mine Safety and Health Administration announced that the search for the miners was ending and that it was possible their bodies would never be found. That was disappointing news to the families. U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson told the crowd Sunday he was still hopeful that someday the bodies could be recovered. "We can not bring them back, but we can at least bring them home," Matheson said. Salt Lake City lawyer Colin King, who often speaks for the miners' families, gave a eulogy for the six men and two of the three rescuers who died in the second cave-in. Richard Stickler, head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, said a eulogy for MSHA employee Gary Jensen, who was on the rescue team and died with miners Dale Black and Brandon Kimber in the Aug. 16 collapse. Huntington, which has about 2,100 people, is in the heart of Utah's coal country. Residents here and in nearby towns have protectively and generously rallied around the families of both the six miners and those who died or were hurt trying to rescue them. Last week, memorial Masses were said for two miners � Payan and Hernandez � at Mission San Rafael here. Paxton

LateNiteHumor Top 10 Things Dave's Mom Has Learned-- 10: Doing these lousy Top Ten lists is an easy way to make quick dough. 9: Bacon makes everything delicious. 8: I'm the only woman on my block who can dead-lift 200 pounds. 7: Waiting for days in line for an iphone was totally worth it. 6: Always split aces and eights. 5: It's possible for your son to be success ful and a disappointment at the same time. 4: In a bar fight go for the legs�man can't walk, man can't fight. 3: No matter how many times I change my phone number, Dave finds me. 2: The key to a long, healthy life: Dr. Pepper and Cool Ranch Doritos. 1: If you want a good table in a restaurant, tell them you're Pat Sajak's mom.

Kimber cries as he sits on the lap of his mother Kristin Kimber during the mine memorial service. Kristen Kimber is the wife of Brandon Kimber, one of the six miners killed in the first collapse. AP photo

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Cooperative Extension Week at Utah State UtahGov.JonM.Huntsman,Jr., declaredtheweekofSept.9-15asUtah StateUniversityCooperativeExtension Week. "Inlightofthe100-yearanniversary ofExtensionthisyear,wearepleasedthat GovernorHuntsmanrecognizesUtah StateUniversityExtensionasanimportant assettothestate,"saidNoelleCockett, vicepresidentanddeanforUSUExtension andagriculture."Extensionisasvitaland vibranttodayasitwasin1907,andwe appreciatethegovernoracknowledgingour legacythroughthisdeclaration." USUExtensionhasofficesin28countiesinUtahandprovideseducational resourcesandprogramsthroughoutthe stateinagriculture,horticulture,4-Hand youth,familiesandcommunities,foodand nutrition,financeandeconomics,entrepreneursism,economicdevelopmentand naturalresources. Huntsman'sdeclarationstatesthat Extensionisdedicatedtoimprovingthe qualityoflifeforUtahnsbyrespondingto diverseissueswithresearch-based,nonbiasedinformationandtostrengthenthe social,economicandenvironmentalwellbeingofindividuals,familiesandcommunities. Thecelebrationwillcontinueatthe UtahStateFairSept.6-16,whereExtension sponsorsa100-yearboothinthe4-H Building.Tocelebratethecentennialof Extension,anewflavorofAggieicecream, BlueRibbonRaspberryCr�me,wasproduced. Visit toviewExtension'sonlinepublication,to seeacopyofHuntsman'sExtensionWeek Declarationandforfurtherinformation abouttheyear-longExtensioncentennial celebration.

THe Aggie TerrAce, which was built with the Living and Learning Community, can hold 612 vehicles. The fourth floor of the terrace floods every time it rains. A Seattle-based company has been hired by USU to study the leaks and determine their source. PATRICK ODEN photo

Newer parking garage leaks By LIZ WILSON staff writer

AlongwiththenewLivingand LearningCommunity,USUhasalso investedinanew,state-of-the-artparking facilitycalledAggieTerrace.ThefourlevelgarageislocatedunderneaththeLLC andcanbeaccessedfrominfrontofthe alumnicenterandfrom700North. Thestructurehascostanestimated $7.5million,roughly$12,500perspace. LisaLeishman,directorofParkingand TransportationServices,saidtheparkingfacilityis99percentdone.Shesaid ParkingandTransportationsServicesisas excitedaboutthenewgarageasHousingis aboutthenewLLC. Theterraceistheuniversity'sfirstnew parkingfacilityin25years. Thegaragecanhold612vehicles.Three hundredspotswereallottedfortheresidentsoftheLLC,100spacesforfaculty members,100forcommuterstudentsand 100parkingspacesforpeoplewhopay bythehour.Leishmansaidsomeofthe benefitsofthisnewparkinggarageare itscloseproximitytoOldMainandthe TaggartStudentCenterandthefactthatit iscovered.

Despitethehighexpenseofthegarage, severalleakshavebeenreported.Large puddlescoverthefourthflooreverytime itrains.Leishmansaidthegarageisstill underwarranty.Anyleaksordamage willbefullypaidforbytheconstruction company.TheuniversityhashiredWJE Associates,aSeattle-basedcompany,to evaluatewheretheleaksarecomingfrom. Ifanymajorrepairsareneeded,the constructioncompanywhobuiltthe garagewillcompletethemaftercommencementnextyear.Lieishmansaidthe constructioncompanywasawareofthe situation. "Wewanttohaveaslittledisturbance ofthestudentsaspossible,"shesaid. Lieshmanalsosaidifleakscauseddamagetostudentcars,anydamageclaims willbeevaluatedbytheuniversity,and anyrepaircostswillbepaidbytheconstructioncompany. Despitetheleaks,Leishmansaidshe would"encouragestudentstogive(the newterrace)atry.Parkthereforanhour andseehowconvenientitis." Parkingpermitscanbepurchasedfor thegaragefor$145,$45morethanlast yearduetoinflation. �

An Accident occurred Saturday around 9 p.m. on 700 North when a red truck collided with a pole. Three police units responded to the wreck. The truck was towed and the area cleared by 9:30. Traffic was then reopened. GIDEON OAKES photo

Allgier's preliminary hearing scheduled SALTLAKECITY(AP)�A preliminaryhearingisscheduledinFebruaryfortheinmate accusedofshootingaprison guardwithhisowngunduring anescapeinJune. CurtisMichaelAllgier,28,is chargedwithcapitalmurderin theshootingdeathofcorrections officerStephenAndersonon June25.Thetwo-dayhearingis scheduledtobeginFeb.20in3rd DistrictCourt. Allgierwasexcusedfrom appearingatabriefscheduling hearingonFriday. Andersonhadtransported AllgierfromUtahStatePrison inDrapertoUniversityHospital foranMRI.Andersonwasshot twice.Allgierwascaptured45 minuteslateratafast-foodrestaurant. Prosecutorshavesaidtheywill seekthedeathpenaltyforAllgier, whoischargedwithsevenother felonies.

First Safety Week at USU, daily activities

Medication hearing scheduled for accused Smart kidnapper couplewasfoundwithSmartonasuburban streetinMarch2003,ninemonthsafterthe teenagerhadbeentakenfromherhome. Barzeewasruledincompetenttostand trialin2004.Lastsummer,Athertonruled BarzeemettheguidelinesestablishedinSell vs.UnitedStates,acasethatsetthestandardforinvoluntarymedication,andcould beforciblymedicated. Barzee'slawyersappealedtotheUtah SupremeCourt,whichhasnotyetissued aruling.AthertonwilldecideifMitchell alsomeetsthecriteria.Theprosecutionis expectedtohavetwowitnessestestifyatthe three-dayhearing,whichbeginsTuesday. Thedefenseisexpectedtocallthreewitnesses.

SALTLAKECITY(AP)�Ajudgewill considerwhetherthemanaccusedof abductingElizabethSmartfromherbedroomin2002shouldbeforcedtotakemedicationthatcouldrestorehiscompetencyto standtrial. BrianDavidMitchell,whoisbeingheld atthestatepsychiatrichospital,refusesto taketheanti-psychoticdrugs.Doctorsat thehospitalsaytheyhavetriedeverything elsetheycouldtotreatMitchell,theselfproclaimedprophetwhohasbeenkicked outofcourtseveraltimesforhisreligious outburstsandtiradesduringhearings. Mitchellandhisestrangedwife,Wanda Barzee,werechargedwithaggravatedkidnappingandaggravatedsexualassault.The

Drug crop taken from southwest Utah said. Theestimatedstreetvalueofallthe drugswasbetween$3millionto$5million,Sheriff'sLt.JakeAdamssaid. Adamssaidthemarijuanahadbeen treatedwithfertilizersandpesticides. "Thisissomethingdonebypeople experiencedinwhatthey'redoing,"Adams said.

ST.GEORGE,Utah(AP)�Atipfroma hunterledtheWashingtonCountyDrug TaskForcetothousandsofcarefullycultivatedmarijuanaplantsworthasmuchas $5million. Theplants,someofwhichwere12-15 feettall,werebailedandhauledaway byastatehelicopteronSaturday,the WashingtonCountySheriff'sDepartment

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USUHousingandResidenceLifeis excitedtoannouncethefirstSafetyWeek Sept.11-14withdailyactivitiesforalloncampusresidentsinallhousingareas. SafetyWeekisanexcitingnewprogram dedicatedtothesecurityandwell-being ofUSUhousingresidents.Someofthe activitiesincludefire-extinguishertrainingusingrealfireandlife-likesituations. -continued from page 1 Anotheractivityfocusesonalcoholsafety awarenesswherestudentsputonbeer "Mypointisthat,ifI'melected,I gogglesandundergoDUIsimulationsby won'tletuscoast.Iwillpushusto drivingagolfcartthroughanobstacle dothingswemightnotnormally courseoftrafficcones. do,"hesaid."Weneedtotakea Othertopicsthatwillbecoveredduring lookatthosethingsthatarein SafetyWeekincludeDUIlawsandfines, obviousneedofrepair.Weneed theftandidentitytheft,evacuationdrills, tomakeseriouseffortstoreally andsafe,healthydatingandrelationship evaluateourselvesobjectively.I seminars.WhitneyMilligan,Directorof can'tsaythatenough." ResidenceLifeatUSUsays,"Oneofthe Improvementswouldinclude mostimportanttoolswecanofferourstubusinesses,roadsandsidewalks. dentsistheabilitytoprotectthemselves, Rasmusonsaidhewouldalso sotheycanlivesafe,healthierlives." liketoseeSmithfield'sgrowth Thisfirst-everSafetyweekwillbea limitedtothecity'sboundaries. greatopportunityforphotosandintermArk rASmUSon, 24-yearHesaidthecityshouldbuildup, views.USUPolice,theFireMarshal, old philosophy major, is running for notout.Hesaidhewouldvoteto SAAVI(SexualAssaultandAnti-Violence changezoningrulestoallowbuild- the Smithfield city council. NOELLE Information),andCAPSA(Community BERLAGE photo ingabovestores.Rasmusonsaidhe AbusePreventionServicesAgency),willbe isnotagainstthecity'sgrowth,he Rasmuson,whosaidhedecided toruntwoandahalfyearsago,is coordinatingmanyoftheseactivities. justdoesn'twantittocomeatthe SafetyWeekisoneofthemanyactivirunningagainstsevenotherpeoexpenseofcurrentresidents. tiesplannedbyResidenceLifethatis ple,threeofwhichareincumbents. Ifelected,Rasmusonsaidit focusedoncreatingasafecommunityfor PrimariesareonTuesday,Sept. wouldnotbehardforhimtobalUSUresidents.Milligansays,"Educating ancework,schoolandcitycouncil 11.Sixcandidateswillcontinue ourresidentsonsafety-relatedissuesalso responsibilities.Hesaidhewould throughtheprimariestothegenfacilitatesindependentandself-assured eralelectioninNovember. takefewercreditsinschooland � studentswhoarepreparedforanysituaperformhiscouncildutiesinthe tionthatmayarise,evenwhentheygraduevening. ateandheadoutintotherealworld." contact USU Police at 797-1939 for non-emergencies. Anonymous reporting line: 797-5000 emergencY nUmber: 911

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Web site created for community awareness Asapublicservice,anewWebsite,,has beencreatedtoallowallcandidatesin localelectionsaplacetodiscusstheissues. Candidateswillhavetheopportunityto "blog"abouttheirconcernsforCache Valleyandlocalcitizenswillhavethe opportunitytoaskquestionsandgetto knoweachcandidateinamorepersonal way. Inaddition,visitorstothesitewillfind voterinformationincludingvoterregistrationformsandlinkstoprecinctmaps, pollingplacesandotherpoliticalsites.The purposeofthiswebsiteistoensurethat votersinCacheValleyare"betterinformed thaneveraboutthepoliticalarenainour communityandtoincreasevoterturnout inlocalelections,"WhitneyLarson,who beganthesite,said.


�Astudentwasarrestedforbeingaminorinpossessionofalcoholatthe'80sDanceintheTaggert StudentCenter. �USUpolicerespondedonseveralindividuals ridingtheirbicyclesintheBigBlueTerrace.The individualswereinformedaboutthepolicygoverningtheuseofbikesoncampus.Theywerethen releasedwithwarnings. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 �USUPoliceconductedatrafficstoponavehicle thatwasexpired5/07.Thedriverwasissueda citationfordrivingonanexpiredregistrationand thevehiclewasstateimpoundedforbeingexpired threemonthsorlonger.Thedriverofthevehicle wasgivenaridetoMountainViewTower.Nofurtheractionwastaken. �USUPolicerespondedtoareportofacitizen assistatMountainViewTower.Aresidentlocked hisbikewithabikelockandlostthekey.Police verifiedthatthebikebelongedtothecomplainant

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007 �USUPolicerespondedtoafirealarmatSanJuan Hall.Uponarrivalitwasdiscoveredthatanindividualcookingfoodonthestovetopwithoutany ventilationactivatedthealarm.Thealarmwas resetandtherewerenofurtherproblems. �USUPolicerespondedtoanindividualwhowas havingtroublebreathing.Anambulancewassummonedbuttheindividualrefusedtreatment.The individualwascaredforbyaprivateparty. �USUPolicereceivedareportattheAggieVillage Trailerparkofaglasspipefoundinavacantlot. Thisinvestigationiscontinuing. Mondy, Sept. 3, 2007 �USUPolicerespondedtoanemergencyphone alarmbetweenWidtsoeandtheLivingand LearningCenter.Uponarrivalnoonewasdiscoveredintheareainneedofassistance.Thealarm wasresetandtherewerenofurtherproblems.

�USUPolicerespondedtotheAggieTerraceforan elevatoralarm.Policelocatedtheelevatorinalarm andfoundnooneneedingassistance.Thealarm wasreset. �USUPolicewerenotifiedbyanindividualfrom theSpaceDynamicsLabthatabuildingwasunsecured.Theresponsiblepartyforthebuildingwas contactedandadvised.Nofurtheractiontakenby USUPolice. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007 �USUpolicerespondedtoanintrusionalarmin thecomputerlabattheUniversityReservebuilding.Thealarmwasactivatedbyauniversity employeewhowascleaningthebuilding.The alarmwassilencedandresetwithoutanyfurther problems. �USUPolicerespondedtotheTannerFountain areaforareportofamanpreachingwithoutapermittodoso.Thesubjectreceivedapermitfrom StudentServicestobeoncampus. -Compiled by Arie Kirk

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Housing: On-campuslivingincreasing -continued from page 1 belowamasterchef�thecr�me delacr�meoftheculinaryworld. Sofar,twocurrentlyemployed chefshaveappliedalongwith otherchefsfromacrossthecountry,hesaid. "Thisshowstheprogramwe haveheretogetexecutivechefs," Andersonsaid. WhilecentralcampushousingandtheLLCaretheprimaryusersoftheJunctionand Marketplace,otherareasof campus,suchassouthcampus housingortheStudentLiving Center,canalsopurchasemeal plans,thoughthesebuildingsare equippedwithkitchens. TheSLC,locatedeastofthe LoganCemetery,isabout96percentoccupied,Jensonsaid. Overthesummer,wireless Internetaccesswasaddedtothe StudentLivingCenter,andthe overallspeedoftheInternetat theSLCwasimprovedaswell, witha66Mbpswirelessconnectionanda100Mbpswallconnection. Wirelessexpansiontoother campushousingareas,suchas AggieVillage,themarriedstudenthousing,isstillunderway. JensonsaidtheSLCwaschosento receivewirelessupgradesbefore themarriedhousingbecause USUHousing"feltsinglestudents wouldprobablybemoredependentonthewirelessthanmarried students." "Itwasahugeprojecttotryto getitpulledoffoverthecourseof thesummer,"Jensonsaid."There willbenoplacewherestudents cangoandgetasgreatasInternet serviceasoncampus." Southcampushousing,the othermajorhousingareaon campus,whichincludesMerrill, Moen,GreavesandReederhalls, areclosetofull,Jensonsaid. "They'rereallyconvenient," Jensonsaidofallcampushousingoptions."Theshuttleservice isgreatsotherereallyisn'tabad placetoliveoncampus." JensonsaidUSUHousing pridesitselfonprovidinggood, safehousingoptionsatanaffordablecosttostudents.Hesaid thepriceofrentisprimarily determinedbywhenthelast renovationtookplaceandwhat financialoverheadUSUHousing hastomeet. "Wedocheckourselvesto makesureit'sapricestudents canhopefullyafford,"Jenson said."Ourgoalistoprovidea greatplaceforstudentstoliveat agreatprice.Forthemostpart, (theprice)includeseverything sotherearenohiddencostsstudentssometimesgettrappedin." JensonsaidUSUHousinghas twootherbenefits:safetyanda quick-responsemaintenanceprogram. "Wehaveanexcellentmaintenanceprogram,"Jensonsaid. "We'renationallyknownforthe servicewehave.Wetrytoget someoneoverquicklytorespond withemergencyresponsein15 minutes." Jensonsaidoneofhisbiggestconcernsisthesafetyof thestudentslivingoncampus. Residencelifestaffliveinthe hallstoprovideassistanceto students,hesaid.Anothersafety benefitiselectroniclocksin singlehousingthatcanonlybe openedbyanelectronickeycard, hesaid. Ifastudentlosesacardand reportsit,theoldcardisimmediatelycancelled,andwithinafew minutesanewcardismadefor thestudenttomaintainsafety, Jensonsaid. Thelatesttechnologyinsprinklingsystemsandfirealarms havealsobeenadded. "Wetrytoprovidethevery bestforstudentsinsafety," Jensonsaid."Wedoregular inspectionstomakesureeverythingisingreatshape.Wetryto coverallthebases." Withalltheimprovements toon-campushousing,USU Housingstillhasfutureplans forimprovement,thoughno additionalbuildingsarecurrently planned,Jensonsaid. InJuly2011,themobilehome park,whichhouses100families, willbeclosedduetoa"failing infrastructure,"Jensonsaid. Therearenoimmediateplansfor whatwillhappentotheareaafter itisrazed,asthereisnotfinancingoraneedforadditionalhousingrightnow. "Wehaven'tmadeanyimmediateplansatthispoint,"Jenson said."Iwouldanticipateinitially itwillbeputintoanopengrassy areathatstudentscanenjoy. Somepointinthefutureitwill likelyhavehousing,butnotinthe nearfuture." Noplansareunderwayfor changestoAggieVillage,but newwindowsandfuel-efficient furnaceswereinstalledrecently tosavemoneyforthoseresidents, Jensonsaid.AggieVillagedoes notreceivemoneyfromthestate, soitisdifficulttopulltogether enoughmoneytomakemajor improvements,Jensonsaid. said.Althoughthetowerisnot full,itisfullerthanithasbeenin pastyears,hesaid. WiththeexceptionofBullen Hall,theothercentralcampus housingoptionsaretraditionaldormhousingthatare notequippedwithkitchens. Residentsofthesebuildingshave theoptionofmealplansateither theJunctionortheMarketplace, thoughtheJunctionislocated closertothebuildings. AlanAnderson,executive directorforUSUDiningServices, saidtheJunctionisanolder buildingthathaschangedmuch overtheyears,andattempts havebeenmadetoimprovethe buildingandqualityoffoodwith minimaleffect. "TheJunctionovertheyears hashadmoneythrownatitto makeitbetter,"Andersonsaid. "We'retryingtotieittogether. TheJunctionisalittleolder,so wehavesomeworktodotomake itnotsoinstitutional." USUDiningServicesis currentlyfinalizingplansto improvethelook,feelandtaste oftheJunction,Andersonsaid. TeamingupwithHURD,the studentathleticorganizationon campus,USUDiningServiceshas addedtwofoosballtablesandan airhockeytableintheJunction, andwillsoonaddcouchesto makeitmorecomfortable. Alsoinprogressisthecreation ofaHURDcornerthatHURD willdecorate,addingAggiememorabiliatothewalls,Anderson said.NextsemesterHURDand USUDiningServiceswillhost asportsnightattheJunctionto bringmoreattentiontotheolder diningbuilding,hesaid. Withtheopeningofthenew Marketplace,Andersonsaidthe overallqualityoffoodavailable tostudentshasimproved,makingmealplansforstudentsliving oncampusaniceoption. "WhentheMarketplace openedlastyear,thegreater percentageofpeoplebetween thetwoplacesateatthe Marketplace,"Andersonsaid."As itgotfurtherintheyear,itstartedeveningoutto50/50between theMarketplaceandJunction. "Theneatthingaboutitisit hasofferedanotherpieceofthat puzzleasfarastheoptionswe're abletoofferstudentsinstudent housing." AndersonsaidUSUDining Servicesisworkingtoprovide betterqualityfoodtostudents andisintheprocessofhiringan executivechef,whichisonestep


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CacheScene W ith Sept. 11 close around the corner, the tragic events of that day are still in the forefront of many people's minds. This is especially true for the firefighters of Logan Fire Department's C Unit. "It's got to hit you in the heart," said a solemn David Hull while contemplating the fallen firefighters of Sept. 11. "It makes me proud that these guys were doing what I'm doing. It changed me a little inside. In our daily routine we got to go on, and they didn't." Though the firefighters feel sympathy and sadness for the people who died in New York, life at the Logan Fire Department goes on and is anything but somber. "We have jokes and pranks," Chad Griffin said. "The second night of the shift we get more rambunctious." Water fights and pranks, such as putting tree limbs in the passenger seat of another's car, are just some of the things the members of the C Unit do to entertain themselves on the rare occasion they aren't busy. Brian Holbrook, who has been the recipient of many pranks around the firehouse, said, "When you're the new guy, they pick on you. They all seem to think it's funny." However, it's not all fun and games. The men are busy, and their days can often become unpredictable and hectic. "The calls are thrown in whenever they decide to come," Merrill Harrison said. Whenever the department gets a call, whether it's a medical or fire call, the men immediately stop whatever they are doing to make sure they can provide their help as soon as possible. Each unit at the department works one 48-hour shift a week. They eat, sleep, work and play at the station. During the shift, the firehouse becomes home, and the firefighters become family. "There's nothing like the fire department," Troy Hooley said. "We take care of each other. We know each other better than our wives know us." Usually the firefighters will grocery shop together the first day of their shift. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the men do things such as paperwork, learn about new medical practices and clean the trucks. "People think we just sit around and do nothing. It's not like that," said Capt. Scott Kendrick. "We average 10 to 12 medical calls and two fire calls a day." The C Unit firefighters look forward to the excitement and adrenaline of going on a call, though they never know when to expect them. "I love going on calls, whenever they come," said Andy Shock. "Unless we get a lot of them. Then I look forward to going to sleep." After 5 p.m., the men get some free time. They

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On Call

Capt. sCott kenriCk and andy sChoCk respond to a fire at Serendipity Hair Salon on Main Street in Logan.

Firefighters from the Logan fire department's C Unit carry a fallen victim on a gurney. Capt. Scott Kendrick said they get an average of 10 to 12 medical calls a day.

work on projects, watch the news and eat dinner. If they have enough time, Hooley said he will sometimes treat the rest of the unit to his famous Dutch oven ribs and potatoes. Renting a movie is also a popular way to spend the evening at the firehouse, though the firefighters generally have to stop and start the movie three to four times in between calls. Continuing education is a major emphasis at the department, and a lot of the men in the unit use their time between 5 p.m. and bed time to work on their Internet classes. The unit is currently working on a ladder operations class in order to become more informed about and more comfortable with their equipment. "Education is never over for these firefighters, who realize that keeping up with new medical procedures and refreshing their knowledge is crucial for rescuing lives," Hull said. "Each day brings surprises, and they have to be prepared for anything. "You never know what you're gonna do that day. Every moment is a mystery. It's fun but unnerving at times." The firefighters of the C Unit have a strong brotherhood and watch out for each other, they said. When Hooley's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, he said the men took care of him. Within hours of finding out about his wife's condition, the other men in the department had volunteered to take over each of his shifts so that he could spend time with her. "These guys have been incredible," Hooley said. "Man, they took good care of me. They mowed my lawn, not asking to be paid back. They even brought me a credit card with $500 for gas. Incredible. You don't get that anywhere else." Despite the fact that firefighting doesn't make men rich, the firefighters are rewarded in many other ways. Doug Fullmer said his favorite part of the job is that he gets to make a difference in people's lives every day, while Harrison said he loves the opportunity the job gives him to interact with kids and remain a big kid himself. "It never fails," Harrison said. "Every time you see a kid, a little boy, little girl, they clue in on that fire truck, look up and wave. I'm getting paid to be a big kid. I get to drive the big red wheels." From Hooley, the self-proclaimed "renegade" of the unit, to Hoss, who is known as the comedian of the bunch, to Holbrook, who was described by Shock as "a rock, a good wholesome farm boy," the C unit has a little of everything. But what is important is these men know and trust each other, and when it comes down to it, these are definitely the guys people could trust with their lives.

merriLL harrison taLks to a ChiLd during a training exercise at Merlin Olsen Park. The firefighters are involved in continual education and are currently working on a ladder operations class so they can better use their equipment. Capt sChoot kendriCk talks to his team at the scene of a fire. He said the C Unit usually receives two fire calls a day.

Photos by Patrick Oden, Story by Rachel Christensen

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Logan fire department's C Unit respond to medical and fire calls no mat- dUring their 48-hoUr shifts, the firefighters eat, sleep, work and play at the station. Sometimes they even watch movies which are frequently interrupted by fire and medical calls. ter the time they happen. Each unit in the department works on 48-hour shift per week.

Brian hoLBrook takes a baby to an ambulance. When the fire department got the medical call, the baby wasn't breathing.

troy hooLey takes the departments old fire truck out for a spin. This particular truck is used a lot in parades.

Logan fire department's C Unit. From top left: Hoss Tomkinson, Merrill Harrison, Chad Griffin, Troy Hooley, Brian Holbrook. From bottom left: David Hull, Capt. Andy Shock, Scott Kendrick, Doug Fullmer. Hooley said they take care of each other and know each other better than their wives.

Look beyond your first impressions The first time I ever thought I was going to die was this summer as I sat on a subway train in New York City. My best friend, her fiance and I had just sat down and were ready to head to Coney Island when the automatic train doors shut and a middle-aged man holding a big, black garbage bag stood up and told us he was sorry, but he "had a situation." He began to apologize to the passengers on the train, telling us he needed to make an announcement. At that moment I thought for sure that he was going to say he had a bomb in that bag and that I would be toast in a matter of minutes. Instead, he continued to say he had recently become homeless and needed anything anyone would give him. He was not going to blow us to smithereens after all. He was asking for money. At about the same time he sat down, an old man from the other side of our train car stood up and hobbled around with a cup in his hand. Apparently he wanted money too. I had to laugh at that moment, as all my fears dissipated. I turned to my friend and said, "Once one comes out, they all come out." The interesting thing was nobody else around me was ever startled. Most of them never even looked at the man as he made his announcement, not to mention the hobbling old grandpa with the cup. Over the weekend as I traveled back and forth from Brooklyn to Manhattan, I realized that people there are used to weird stuff happening to them; these men were just another couple of homeless guys. I began to appreciate this kind of openness when my best friend, who is an aspiring actress, stood up to show us a couple African dance moves on the train. To everyone else, she was just another actress living in the big city. And when a big drunk guy got on the train from Times Square and began openly hitting on women, he was just another drunk guy. People say that New Yorkers are rude, abrupt or harsh. I never felt that from any of them. For the most part they just seemed like they simply didn't care. This made it OK for everyone to be different, look different, act different. Most people didn't even look twice when a transvestite walked on the train with a pink shirt, jean miniskirt and a manly face. For someone that was born and raised in Utah, it was surprising, to say the least, that no one really stares, points or laughs at those who don't fit into the cookie-cutter culture because there isn't one. Not everyone speaks English there, not every one is white.

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Faith and Fellowship Center offers religious diversity BY DEvIN FELIx staff writer

In an inconspicuous building just east of USU campus, a religious congregation meets each Sunday afternoon. This week they're discussing the indigenous religious tradition of shamanism. The week before they learned about God and prayer. In coming weeks they'll focus on Jainism, rebirth, morals from the world's religions and many other topics. This is a group that might answer "all of the above" when asked about their religion. The building is the Faith and Fellowship Center, a small house on 700 East that has been con-

verted into a nondenominational religious gathering place. The people are an Interfaith congregation, a group that wants to learn and celebrate the universal teachings of the world's religions. The Faith and Fellowship Center is a fitting place to do so. "The purpose of Interfaith, like the purpose of the center, is to provide a place where people, especially students, can come worship and feel at home," said the Rev. Hannah Thomsen, who leads the weekly Interfaith services. Relatively few students attend the services, though Thomsen said she hopes that will change. She wants to provide a place

an interfaith groUp meets at the Faith and Fellowship Center every week and is open to everyone no matter the religion. GIDEON OAKES photo

One more way to be true blue BY BrITTNY GOODSELL JONES assistant features editor

where students can deal with religious issues, especially after leaving home for the first time to attend college. In addition to the Interfaith group, the center is used by a variety of groups, including Buddhists and Christians. A chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous also meets there, Thomsen said. The center is governed by a board of people affiliated with several local religious groups, including Episcopalians, Lutherans and Presbyterians, Thomsen said. From the outside, the Faith and Fellowship Center is tough to pick out. A small, one-story house several decades old, it would be indistinguishable from the homes around it if not for the sign in the lawn with its name. Its interior is just as unassuming. An open kitchen and a living room area with couches, chairs and a TV make up most of its space. The house's backyard is a peace garden, with trees, plants, gravel walkways and a "peace totem pole," a wooden pole about 6 feet high inscribed with words promoting peace. A young family lives in an apartment in the house's basement, and the rent they pay helps fund the center, Thomsen said. Sunday's service included prayers from Earth-based religious traditions, an "Apache honoring song," and songs of

thanksgiving (accompanied by Thomsen's guitar). Thomsen's husband Ed, who tells a story for the children each week from various traditions, told the story of baby Moses (as written in ancient Jewish scripture rather than the more commonly-known Bible version). Becky Shreeve, who practices shamanism, then spoke about her religion, which she described as a "connection between the physical world and the spiritual world." She also displayed stones, liquids and other objects she said she uses as a shaman. Carol Nielson, who regularly attends the Interfaith services with her husband and three kids, said she enjoys the services because of how much her family learns about world religions. "I think it's a good way to teach kids," Nielson said. "We were searching 3 years for a place where we could come worship and feel comfortable. This has been a really good thing" In addition to the Interfaith services, Alpha Course, a program designed to introduce people to Christianity, has also started recently at the Center. The program always includes a meal, then a discussion of some aspect of Christianity, said Jay Sambamurthi, who leads the course. The course is designed to promote learning, and no ques-

rev. hannah thomsen ministers at the Faith and Fellowship Center. She said all religions are good and the center's purpose is to provide a place where people can worship and feel at home. GIDEON OAKES photo

tion is off limits, he said. Hopefully, services such as those at the center will build bridges of understanding between people, Thomsen said. "All religions teach good," Thomsen said. "They all teach a moral code, so when people don't

get along, everyone's to blame for not following their religion. The Faith and Fellowship Center is located at 1315 E. 700 North St. in Logan. For more information, call the center at 753-0002.

New York: Let's come together -continued from page 6 Mormon. Blond. Looking around, I saw people of every color and I couldn't even understand our taxi driver. There is something beautiful about walking around Central Park, an African American playing the flute, an Asian woman walking in hand with her child. There was the Dominican who served me a Godiva chocolate shake who was living his own sense of the American dream. We're all the same, right? We're all people striving for something. And it's in our differences that we should celebrate. It's OK to be something else than what people expect and even better when nothing is expected because then you can just be. I may have thought I was going to die that day, but I was most likely being overly dramatic and judgmental. He was just another homeless guy, and I was another tourist in New York City. I'm not saying everyone is trustworthy and every lifestyle is acceptable. But image should be accepted as well as people's choices so long as they are not harming themselves or anyone else. I'm also not saying that we shouldn't care about each other, more so, care about the things that are important. We should be helping each other. Forget the stereotypes and find out who others really are and what they are trying to be. Try to put yourself in situations with people who are different than you and learn as you go. Don't worry about religion or background. Don't worry that someone may never become your best friend and don't begin thinking that person is your enemy. Just live in the moment, take others in and let yourself out. It's in those times when we'll all find some common ground. Manette Newbold is a senior majoring in print journalism. Comments and questions can be sent to manette.n@ aggiemail.usu. edu

Old Ephraim isn't just a legendary grizzly. Now, a smoky-flavored cheese holds the Old Ephraim name. This cheese is sold in the same place on campus as Aggie Ice Cream. And right next to Old Ephraim is Crimson Trail, Old Juniper and Aggiano cheese. "We wanted to pick names that say Cache Valley," Donald McMahon, dairy food professor, said. The names, however, aren't the only creative things. During the Christmas holiday, Lisa Clawson, sophomore in culinary arts, said the shapes can also get unusual. "We take some blocks of cheddar cheese and shape them into a Utah that is blue," Clawson said. A dairy plant located in the Food and Science building on USU campus is where different True Blue Aggie Cheese flavors are made. Every day, a team of researchers help to create, produce and perfect new cheese recipes and tastes for the community to enjoy. Old Ephraim, which McMahon said goes well on hamburgers, is one of the recipes particular to USU. "The challenge is to make the product consistent so it always has the characteristics you want," he said. To teach USU students and the Cache Valley community about how cheese is made, McMahon said a cheese tour has been created which involves

a short film. Students can even taste samples of particular types of cheese afterwards. Part of the Cache Valley Food Tour, this True Blue Aggie Cheese Tour is a way to show people how much work goes into creating a relatively small-sized product. And since it typically takes five hours to make a vat of cheese, McMahon said the sevenminute movie shown helps speed up the process. "You can see more in the movie than in the actual day," McMahon said. With almost a dozen different kinds of cheese, McMahon said a lot of organization goes into cheese production to produce a good product, specifically understanding the process of cheese aging. "We need to have a good technical understanding of cheese so there is strong flavor development," he said. Taylor Rasmussen, graduate research assistant, said it takes about 15 months for a cheese to be aged. Rasmussen, who is over some of the research, said one of his primary concerns is taste and texture of cheese. Jeanette Raisor, junior in nursing, said True Blue Aggie Cheese flavors have such a unique taste. Raisor, who has worked at the Food and Science building for more than two years, said the best part about working with cheese is eating it. "My husband really likes the benefit as well," she said. "Once I tried the Aggiano cheese on pasta, and now I can't go back to parmesan."

from Cheese CUrds to uniquely named Aggiano cheese, the dairy plant on USU campus has quite the variety. PATRICK ODEN photo

McMahon said probiotic cultured research has even been done to improve the health and wellness of the cheese buyer. Squeaky cheese curd, which students can buy, includes probiotics as a main ingredient. "Probiotic is a good bacteria

- See CHEESE, page 14

Cheese sampLes are avaiLaBLe to everyone who takes a tour through the dairy plant located in the Food and Science building on campus. PATRICK ODEN photo

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MondaySports Game 2

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TouchBase WACStandings

1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 Hawaii Boise State Fresno State Idaho New Mexico State Nevada San Jose State Utah State Louisiana Tech

WAC Football WACOverAll

Recent Results satuRday septembeR 8 Wyoming 32, Utah State 12 Northwestern 36, Nevada 31 Washington 24, Boise State 10 Texas A&M 49, Fresno State 47 (3 OT) Kansas St. 34, San Jose St. 14 Hawaii 45, Louisiana Tech, 44 (OT) New Mexico 34, New Mexico St. 24

New Mexico State Hawaii San Jose State Nevada Louisiana Tech Boise State Idaho Utah State Fresno State

WAC Women's Volleyball WACOverAll 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 7-2 6-3 6-3 3-4 5-7 3-5 3-6 3-6 2-7

Recent Results satuRday, septembeR 8 Utah State def. Eastern Kentucky, 3-1 (30-18. 30-24, 30-16)

Fourth-quarter fizzle It's in the D's hands, and we didn't do good enough." But if it wasn't for Hall and the Aggie defense, the game may not have been close LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Different oppoat all. nent, same story. At the 11:42 mark in the third quarter, For the second week in a row, Utah State things were looking bleak for the Aggies. went into the fourth quarter Wyoming quarterback with a chance to win the Karsten Sween had just game. thrown a 25-yard touchFor the second week in a down pass to wide receiver row, the Aggies left with a Wyoming 32 Greg Bolling, putting the loss after failing to make the Cowboys on top, 14-3. USU 18 fourth-quarter plays they On the next drive there needed to win the game. was some hope for Utah The result: a 32-18 loss to the University State. The Aggies took the ball 66 yards of Wyoming, Saturday. in seven plays and freshman place kicker "In the end, we made plays that caused Peter Caldwell nailed a 31-yard field goal to us to lose the game, they made plays that bring the Aggies within six. won the game," Head Coach Brent Guy Then the defense took over. said. On the first play of Wyoming's ensuing Some of the plays Guy may be referencdrive, a Sween pass bounced off the hands ing are the slew of third-down conversions of Cowboy tight end Jesson Salyards and Wyoming had in the fourth quarter to into Hall's waiting arms. Hall returned the maintain drives. This allowed the Cowboys pick 38 yards for a touchdown. to put up 15 points in the final period, outAfter a missed extra point by Chris scoring an Aggie offense that went into the Ulinski, the Aggies found themselves only fourth with an 18-17 lead, but failed to put down two, 14-12. up a point in the quarter. Two plays later, USU cornerback "We have to do a better job," junior lineMarquise Charles picked a pass that sailed backer De'von Hall said about the defense over the head of Sween's intended receiver. in the fourth quarter. "As soon as the Charles' 28-yard return set up a 16-yard offense scores one point, it's in our hands. touchdown pass from Aggie quarterback By DAVID BAKER assistant sports editor

UTAH STATE QUARTERBACK LEON JACKSON (7) scrambles away from Wyoming defensive end Mitch Unrein Saturday. Though the Aggies held an 18-14 lead in the third quarter, Wyoming fought back and won 32-18. It was the second-consecutive loss to a Mountain West Conference opponent for USU. The Aggies have now lost eight straight road games. AP

Idaho Hawaii Fresno State Boise State Utah State San Jose State Louisiana Tech Nevada

WAC Women's Soccer WACOverAll 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-1 1-1-0 1-2-0 1-3-0 0-2-1 0-3-0 0-3-0

Recent Results sunday septembeR 8 Northern Arizona 1, USU 0

FRiday septembeR 7 UC Irvine 2, Utah State 0

Ags go 0-13 on third downs, miss opportunities, and falter late vs. Cowboys

TOP25 Division I College Football 1. Southern Cal 2. LSU 3. Oklahoma 4. West Virginia 5. Florida 6. Texas 7. Wisconsin 8. California 9. Louisville 10. Ohio St. 11. UCLA 12. Penn St. 13. Rutgers 14. Nebraska 15. Georgia Tech 16. Arkansas 17. South Carolina 18. Virginia Tech 19. Oregon 20. Clemson 21. Boston College 22. Tennessee 23. Georgia 24. Hawaii 25. Texas A&M


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USU LiNEBACKER dE'vON HALL intercepts a pass for a touchdown from Wyoming quarterback Karsten Sween during the third quarter Saturday. The Aggie defense gave up 180 yards passing. AP PHOTO

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Aggie men struggle in season opener game USU was scrambling, having found out only four weeks ago that last year's coach had decided to not do anything with the team this year. Being a club team certainly can have its disBecause of that, the Aggies had gone through advantages. only three practices before Saturday. Saturday afternoon at The new man at the the Tower Fields, the USU helm, who asked only men's club soccer squad - Women's soccer, page 10 to be known as Coach was shut out by the Weber Mogi, was recruited by State Wildcats, 3-0. his next-door neighbor Greg Larsen (one of the It was the season opener for the Aggies, but team captains). Because of the late notice from the fifth game for the `Cats. The explanation for the final score comes from the following story: Coming into the - See STRUGGLE, page 11 By SAMMY HISLOP sports editor

Leon Jackson III to senior wide receiver Kevin Robinson. Utah State went for a two-point conversion, but Jackson sailed a pass over his man in the corner of the end zone. The missed two-point conversion and

earlier extra-point attempt were just a few of the opportunities the Aggies missed to put points on the board.

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dARiN CHRiSTENSEN of the USU men's club soccer team goes to kick the ball Saturday against the visiting Weber Wildcats at the Tower Fields. Weber won 3-0. It was the Aggies' first game and Weber's fifth. The Aggies next play Sept. 22 at noon vs. Utah Valley University. TYLER LARSON photo

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StatesmanSports school "La Tech," and get your butt kicked in basketball by USU twice a year. Besides the La Tech guy, I have seen the puke green and gold of Colorado State on our campus this year, and also the dook brown of Wyoming. But that doesn't bother me so badly, on the whole. But what really sets my threat level to cadmium red is the sight of a level-1 offender. These are the people (or "tools") who wear the insignia of our in-state rivals to school. Even among the level-1 offenders, there is a subcategory of tools who are not merely satisfied with wearing a shirt which proclaims them to be a giant tool to the entire student body. They choose to wear colors which at a casual glance may appear to be USU's...but aren't. They were stolen. You all know what I am talking about here, the Yoobies. Brigham Young University steals our colors, eradicates free speech on their campus, has the gall to have a big-league football program that routinely knocks off PAC-10 schools, creates a massive in-state fan base due to being predominantly LDS and being on TV all the time in a predominantly LDS state, and then sends out drones wearing officially licensed BYU apparel to attend college at the very school they stole the colors from. I would say it's irony at it's best, but I like irony. Wearing BYU apparel on Utah State's hallowed campus grounds not only makes you look like a slack-jawed nitwit, it is offensive to everyone around you. I'm assuming you would have enough common sense not to wear Crip clothing to a Blood neighborhood. Well that is basically what you are doing, except unfortunately you are probably not risking being beaten within an inch of your life here in Logan. But you say, "Apples and oranges, Terry. I grew up watching BYU and I don't see what is wrong with continuing to support the university I loved as a kid, even though I didn't get in and had to go to a different school, and they are pure unadulterated evil." By wearing that ugly garbage to school, you are basically putting yourself in a position where everyone will hate you. Your fellow Aggies loath the very sight of you because you are a turncoat. Years from now, maybe you will be attending a party with a bunch of BYU alumni (you could call it the most boring party in the history of the universe, or just say there will be BYU alumni there, I don't care) and you will interrupt a riveting conversation about who came to Relief Society last night to mention that you went to USU. "But I have always been a BYU fan at heart," you say, preparing to tell your new friends about how you would wear your stupid BYU shirt to school every day, when you notice that everyone is looking at you as if you were emitting an unpleasant odor. "Pathetic..." you hear someone whisper. People are talking quietly to each other while shooting glances in your direction. "I guess he couldn't get in... He wasn't

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A call to action to on-campus Aggies to stop an evil among us Friends, Aggies, countrymen: I come before you today with a call to action in a time of crisis. Our honor, our pride and our school are all under direct attack from an enemy every bit as pernicious as terrorists. With all the focus on war, cancer, corruption and crime in the liberal media, I am afraid that we have been overlooking an equally serious threat: kids wearing apparel from other universities to the USU campus. There are degrees of seriousness here: I don't really begrudge anyone who wears the colors of a major, perennially ranked football or basketball team. Schools like USC are in another stratosphere from USU; taking umbrage to a Trojans ball cap would be like getting angered because someone wore a Yankees hat. Next we have level-2 offenders: people who wear colors of universities which are in direct conflict with Utah State, either because of geography or conference alignment. I don't want to make a federal case out of it here, but to the kid I saw walking by Ray B. West in a Louisiana Tech shirt last Monday: Didn't you have anything else to wear? Or does your Bulldog pride just well up inside you and force you to make highly questionable wardrobe decisions? If the latter is the case, I have a bright idea: Why not go there? You might be happier in Ruston. You could wear your ratty gray Hanes t-shirt every day, complain about how everyone calls your good enough," you overhear. You have just realized that you burned all your bridges at your own school because you were too busy sucking up to another school, but the people who go to that other school will never, ever accept you because you went to what is, and will always be in their eyes, an inferior school. Ultimately, I don't blame the tools who insult us all with their offensive attire. I blame my fellow Aggies, for being a bunch of cowards and letting our school get dissed. Showing full school spirit at all times is not your prerogative, and it doesn't switch off when you leave the Spectrum. It is an obligation of near-holy seriousness. I am not advocating the formation of gangstyle stomp circles around the bodies of BYU fans here, but for crying out loud, can't we ostracize people anymore? I know most of the fun has been litigated out of the college experience, but I think we are all still well within our rights to make guys sporting the Cougar logo feel... uncomfortable here at USU. G. CHRISTOPHER TERRYisajunior,majoring in print journalism. Hiscolumnappearson Fridays.Hecanbecontactedatgraham.terry@

Ags volleyball concludes third tourney 1-2 said. DuBose's team showed great spirit in the loss, after dropping the first game in lopsided fashion, The Golden Bear Invitational 30-14. Then the Aggies battled ended with similar results for USU back, bringing the margin of spikers as the last two preseason defeat closer in each game. USU tournaments the team played in: also out-blocked Cal in the loss, a 1-2 record and all-tournament 9.5 to 9.0. Hana Cutura led the honors for senior Bears with nine opposite-side kills and six digs. hitter Amanda On Saturday, Nielson, who USU again faced averaged 5.88 �USU outside hitter a Top-25 team, points, 4.88 kills, the 12th-ranked Amanda Nielson 1.38 digs, 0.75 Golden Gophers was named to her of Minnesota. aces, and 0.50 blocks per game third consecutive As against while hitting .217 all-tournament Cal, the results on the tournawere not golden team. ment. for Utah State. The Aggies USU lost in opened up three games, 30-19, 30-28, 30-21. against the hosts, the 15th-ranked DuBose pointed to the tight secCalifornia Golden Bears. Nielson ond game as a silver lining for his led the team with 11 kills and four squad. digs, but it was in a losing effort as "We had some chances in the USU hit just .036 over three games second game but couldn't put it versus .308 by Cal. away," DuBose said. "We did a "Cal is a good team from a real nice job. We are learning how good conference. We competed to compete at that level. We can well but not for long enough," compete for short bursts." USU Head Coach Grayson DuBose In a development which surBy G. CHRISTOPHER TERRY staff writer

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prised no one, Nielson led the way for the Aggies with 13 kills and five digs. Freshman libero Christine Morrill played well with a season-high 10 digs, while Minnesota was led by Brook Dieter's 13 kills and seven digs. USU improved its hitting percentage over the previous night, hitting .128 but were still outpaced by Minnesota's .277 percentage. The Gophers also led in the categories of digs, 46-37; blocks, 14-6; and had 16 more kills than USU. Later on Saturday, Utah State faced Eastern Kentucky for the first time in school history, and the Aggies were able to take their frustrations from the first two losses out on the Colonels, winning the first two games 30-18 and 30-24 before dominating the final game, 30-16. "We played really well," a pleased DuBose said. "We hit for our highest percentage of the year. Eastern Kentucky was a good team, just a little less experienced." Nielson was a strong factor in that high hitting percentage, as she hit .609, a career high. Nielson

also led USU with 15 kills and four service aces as she helped her team move to a 3-6 record on the season. Melissa Osterloh pitched in 13 kills and nine digs. With Eastern Kentucky on the ropes, USU closed the match out strong, hitting .567 as a team in the third game. DuBose said he was pleased that several players who had not been getting much playing time were able to hit the court against Eastern Kentucky. The coach singled Kate Astle and Danielle Taylor out for praise. Two Aggies were recipients of awards: Nielson, who made her third all-tournament team in as many tries, and Morrill, who was named Defensive Standout of the tournament. The next challenge for Nielson and USU is the home and Western Athletic Conference opener against Boise State on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Spectrum. "Our team is looking forward to WAC play," DuBose said. "We did things the right way and now we are prepared for our conference." -graham.terry@aggiemail.usu. edu

USU SENiOR OUTSidE HiTTER mONARiSA ALE (middLE) looks to spike the ball during a team practice in August. USU finished the 2007 Golden Bear Invitational with a 1-2 mark, picking up a win Saturday night against Eastern Kentucky. TYLER LARSON photo

Ags can't find back of net at Northern Arizona, get blanked twice By SETH R. HAWKINS editor in chief

The offense was there, the defense was strong and the team stuck to its game plan, yet the missing link was the Aggie soccer team failing to put the ball in the back of the net. The Aggies finished the weekend 0-2, dropping to 1-3 on the season. Competing in the La Quinta and Inn Suites High Altitude

Classic, hosted by Northern Arizona University, the USU soccer squad dropped a 2-0 contest to UC Irvine, Friday, and fell 1-0 in overtime to host NAU Sunday. "Losing these last couple games, I think it added some fire to our team," Head Coach Heather Cairns said. "We're not happy with our record. We know that we can do better." Going into the weekend tournament, Cairns said one of the weak areas in the loss to Texas Christian a week ago was

not sticking to the game plan and that this weekend would prove whether or not the Aggies learned their lesson. USU did stick to its game plan, Cairns said, but failed to finish on the attack. "We didn't play so well against UC Irvine," Cairns said. "We gave up some bad goals as well as not getting it done in the attack. It was kind of a two-way failure. We're still struggling to find our identity as a team." UC Irvine dominated in the

air, making it difficult for the Aggies to maintain possession of the ball, Cairns said. USU struggled in the attack in the first half, only firing off four shots. The game was evenly matched until the 34th minute of play, when the Anteaters chalked up their first point off a Kate Berrini goal. The Ags increased the intensity in the second half, but in the 69th minute Berrini tallied her second score of the game, sealing the Anteaters' 2-0 victory.

Behind 2-0, USU fired nine shots in the second half, four of those in the final minutes of the game, but couldn't execute the crosses. UC Irvine goalkeeper Danielle de Seriere racked up six saves in the game. "(Against) Irvine we didn't execute as well as we wanted to," Cairns said. Fueled by another loss on the road, the Aggies looked for a victory against NAU. The Lumberjacks outshot USU 1513 but remained even during

regulation. In the 105th minute in overtime, Lumberjack Sarah Vallen redirected the ball with her head off a free kick at midfield to score the winning goal. "Against Northern Arizona we stuck to our game plan," Cairns said. "We played forward quite a bit. We got a nice rhythm. Northern Arizona came down to finishing. It just came down to that final shot. We played with a

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Federer wins fourth Open NEW YORK (AP) -- The chase is on. Roger Federer used to shy away from talking about overtaking Pete Sampras in the Grand Slam record book. Not these days. Not with Sampras so close. Able to come through when it counts the most, Federer just keeps adding to his trophy collection. In the U.S. Open final Sunday, Federer sure offered his opponent plenty of chances to pull off an upset. He knows how to win these things, though, while Novak Djokovic is learning, and that made all the difference in Federer's 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4 victory for a fourth consecutive U.S. Open championship and 12th Grand Slam title. Federer is the first man since Bill Tilden in the 1920s to win the American Grand Slam four years running. He's won the last five Wimbledon titles, too, along with three overall at the Australian Open. So on Sunday, still only 26 years old, Federer moved ahead of a couple of guys named Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver on the career Slam list and tied Roy Emerson for second place, two away from Sampras' 14. "I think about it a lot now," Federer said of Sampras' mark. "To come so close at my age is fantastic, and I hope to break it." How many Slams can he win?


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"I don't know," Federer said. "I hope more than Pete." This one was a close call. The 20-year-old Djokovic was in his first Slam final, yet he led 6-5 in each of the opening two sets. In the first, he held five set points. In the second, he held two. Federer erased all of those, showing the craft and cool that have allowed him to hold the No. 1 ranking for the past 188 weeks, the longest run ever. "My next book is going to be called, `Seven Set Points,'" Djokovic said, flashing the sense of humor he displayed while doing on-court impersonations of other players after his quarterfinal victory. On a more serious note, the No. 3-seeded Djokovic said of Federer: "Once again, he showed he's the best." In Djokovic, Federer was facing the only man to beat him over the past three months, but that was in early August at Montreal, not early September at New York, and in a Grand Slam tuneup, not the real deal. So, not just talented with a racket but prescient, too, Federer pretty much predicted what would transpire. Shortly before walking out for Sunday's match, he said knowingly, "It'll be interesting to see how he handles the final."

ROgER fEdERER of Switzerland kisses the championship trophy after winning the men's finals against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Sunday. AP photo

Sure was. Afterward, Federer spoke about having enjoyed getting another shot at Djokovic. "New guys challenging me -- this is my biggest motivation out there," Federer said. "Seeing them challenging me, and then beating them in the finals." In the end, about the only category Djokovic won on this day was "Most Intriguing Guests," with 2006 Open champion Maria Sharapova -- "just a

friendship," he said -- and actor Robert De Niro sharing a box with his parents in the stands. Federer was dressed for an evening on the town -- all in black, from headwrap and wristband to socks and shoes, from shirt to shorts with tuxedo-like satin stripes down the sides -- and he finished things under the lights by breaking Djokovic in the last game with the help of a no-look, over-the-shoulder volley winner.

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Kevin Everett had surgery Sunday evening, hours after the Buffalo Bills reserve tight end showed no signs of movement after sustaining a severe neck injury in the team's season opener against Denver. Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold said he was informed by the team's medical staff the player went into surgery at a Buffalo hospital at about 8 p.m. Berchtold said he had no further information. He also said he didn't know whether Everett had shown any signs of movement since he was driven off the field in an ambulance. General manager Marv Levy said doctors informed the team that it's too early to determine the severity of the injury and that they will know more after monitoring the player overnight. "Certainly, we feel the injury is serious, but I don't want to speculate, and that's what the doctors told us," Levy told The Associated Press. "They told us to wait to hear from them before making any speculative announcement." Coach Dick Jauron said immediately following the game that the player sustained a cervical spine injury, but wouldn't discuss the severity of the injury. Everett's agent, Brian Overstreet, was not immediately available for comment.

BUfALLO BiLLS' KEviN EvEREST (85) is moved to an ambulance after he was injured during the second half of the NFL football game against the Denver Broncos at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday. AP Photo

Everett fell to the ground and never moved after a helmet-to-helmet hit when he tackled Denver's Domenik Hixon during a kickoff to open the second half. Everett was placed on a backboard with his head and body immobilized, and carefully loaded into an ambulance at the Broncos 30. The game was delayed for about 15 minutes, and the Bills gathered at the sideline while doctors attended to the player. Everett's injury cast a pall over the Bills following a season-opening 15-14 loss, with several players expressing concern about their teammate. "It was real hard," cornerback Terrence

McGee said. "I watched the whole thing and he never moved. ... It's real sad to see him go off on a stretcher, but we hope he's OK." "It's real sad," added receiver Roscoe Parrish, who played with Everett at the University of Miami. "When something like that happens to a close friend of yours, and you know how much he loves football, it bothers you." Denver players expressed concern, including kicker Jason Elam, who kicked the winning field goal as time ran out. Before taking questions after the game, Elam said: "What we heard is not good, so for our whole team, our prayers go out to him."

Chargers, Bears sloppy in opener SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Maybe this wouldn't be such a good Super Bowl matchup, after all. At least not the way the Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers looked on Sunday. LaDainian Tomlinson and the Chargers finally took control of a sloppy season opener, with the reigning NFL MVP throwing for one touchdown and rushing for another in a 14-3 win over the defending NFC champion Bears. It's clear these two teams, each with high expectations, have some work to do. The Bears, who topped the NFC last year at 13-3 before losing in the Super Bowl to Indianapolis, were nothing short of brutal with four turnovers. Two of them set up the game's only two touchdowns. The Chargers, an NFL-best 14-2 in 2006 before their playoff pratfall against New England, had two turnovers and allowed three sacks. Still, Norv Turner came away a winner in his debut as Chargers head coach, raising his overall head coaching record with three teams to 59-82-1. Tomlinson threw a 17-yard TD pass to All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates with 45 seconds left in the third quarter, then scored on a 7-yard run with 9:09 left to play. While Tomlinson tore through Chicago's defense in a shoe commercial that's been airing recently, he didn't fare nearly as well against the real Bears. He was held to 25 yards on 17 carries, the second-lowest total of his seven-year career. His longest gain of the day was 10 yards on the final play of the first half, when the Chargers ran out the clock and went into the locker room trailing 3-0. Tomlinson did catch seven passes for 51 yards, but the guy who saved the Chargers was Gates, who had 107 yards on nine catches. The Bears got away with a big one in the third quarter, when the Chargers were poised to punch it in from the 1. Defensive tackle Tommie Harris appeared to be offside as he anticipated the snap and plowed into quarterback Philip Rivers, forcing him to fumble. Mike Brown recovered and, despite the Chargers' protests, the Bears kept the ball. They ended up punting, though.

Blanked: Women's soccer now 1-3 -continued from page 9 great attacking mentality. It was just putting that one away." Though Cairns said she never likes to lose, she does feel encouraged by the progress of her team. "It's unfortunate that we lost because we started to look like we should," she said. "We were so much better than Friday night, better than last week. We did so many things better except putting the ball in the back of the net, which determined the outcome of the game. It's disappointing we lost. We feel like we took a step forward." The Aggies finish the fifth game of their five-game road series against Weber State, Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m.

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WYOmiNg RUNNiNg BACK dEviN mOOR (5) tries to break away from Utah State safety Caleb Taylor Saturday. Moore finished with 85 yards rushing. AP photo

On their second drive of the game, Utah State let a you've got to get the W," Marsh said. golden opportunity slip through its hands when it The Aggies were able to rack up 133 yards on the didn't capitalize on a trip inside the Cowboy 10-yard ground, with Marsh picking 61 of those up on 17 line. The Aggies started that drive with good field carries, and senior tailback Aaron Lesue gaining position after a Jackson punt pinned Wyoming on 39 yards on 10 carries. Jackson also ran the ball 13 their one-yard line and the Aggie defense forced the times for 32 yards. Cowboys to punt out of their own end zone. Even though they were able to run the ball and Following a handful of good runs, including control the game for the first half, the Cowboys were one by freshman tailback Curtis Marsh on fourth able to do the same in the second. down that kept the Aggie drive alive, Utah State The one-two punch of Seldon and Devin Moore found itself on the Wyoming three. produced 189 yards on the ground for Wyoming, But all would be for naught. Jackson got tripped allowing them to control the clock and the game in up by center Ryan Tonnemacher on the second half. Moore, the quicker a fourth-and-inches play, losing five of two, had 19 carries for 91 yards, yards and giving the Cowboys the while Seldon � more of a bruiser ball on their own eight. � ran 16 times for 85 yards. "We've got to finish those drives It all added up to another fourth�USU totalled 133 and get the ball in the end zone," quarter heartbreak for the Aggies, Guy said. rushing yards. Last and even though they've been In the second quarter, the Aggies week vs. Wyoming, through it before, Jackson said it missed another opportunity when never gets any easier. Caldwell hung a 45-yard field goal Virginia was held to "It just hurts," Jackson said. "We -3 ground yards. wide left. left everything out on the field and Wyoming would capitalize on poured our hearts out and didn't �The Aggies have some of USU's mistakes. After the come out on top." now have more Aggies' missed opportunity near Added Charles, "We work hard the goal line, the Cowboys marched field goals (3) than every day in practice and it just 92 yards in 13 plays that ended doesn't come out the way you picthey had all last in a three-yard touchdown pass ture it." season from Sween to wide receiver Hoost Although it hurts, there are still Marsh. lessons to be learned. The Cowboys also turned a fourth-quarter fumble "We've just got to learn to hold on to those leads by Jackson into the game's final score, a one-yard and extend those leads," Guy said. "That's what we exclamation point by Wynel Seldon. didn't do today. We got the lead where we wanted it "We won the turnover battle today, but in the end, and we wanted to get to the fourth quarter like that." our turnover was more costly than theirs were," Guy And the Aggies aren't giving up just yet. said. "It just hurts to lose," said Hall, who was also celBut like the turnovers they created, there were ebrating his birthday Saturday. "And it just felt like some bright spots for the Aggies. all the hard work, it was paying off, it was paying off, Guy said his team competed harder Saturday and but we've got to work a little bit harder, that's all it reduced the amount of plays in the fourth quarter means." that cost them the game. For the Utah State offense, their ability to run the Notes: ball consistently on a defense that only gave up seven Guy said after the game that it looked like senior yards to the University of Virginia last weekend was defensive tackle Ben Childs may have broken his leg. certainly a positive. Childs left the field in the second quarter. "Our offensive line performed really well, and the Guy also said Peter Caldwell will be handling the running game was working throughout the game, extra points for the Aggies from now on. and so I guess we should feel good about that, but

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Struggle: Men drop opening game -continued from page 8 the old coach, Larsen and teammate Dave Firmage went to work to round up people to be on the squad, as well as put a schedule together. Mogi said he has been in soccer for almost 20 years, being involved in coaching state premier soccer, so it was a good fit. "We have 25 guys on our roster," Mogi said. "We're looking at a lot of everybody. We don't have a whole lot of continuity because we're looking at a lot of players. We're looking at combinations, to see who plays well with whom. We haven't put it together quite yet. We've only had three practices, so this is kind of a practice game. We're trying to find who we want on the field." The Wildcats were obviously the better team, spending much of the game around the Aggies' goal. Near the end of the first half, USU was down 1-0 but was able to launch a few balls above Weber's goal. In the second frame of play, it was more of the same. In about the 12th minute, the Aggies had the ball on the Widcats' side of the field. Weber stole it away, and a few passes later were up 2-0 with well executed passing on the breakaway. About 10 minutes later, the Wildcats connected on their final goal. "We're trying too hard to score and got caught on the back door," Mogi said. "We just didn't ever get into a good rhythm. Once we get more comfortable with each other and talking more, a rhythm will come. Weber is a well-organized group. Their school buys them balls and uniforms. They've got some money in their program, which really makes a difference. They do a lot of summer work; we didn't do any summer work." However, Mogi said he is confident the Aggies have a load of talent. The next game will be Saturday, Sept. 22 , at 12 p.m. on the Tower Fields against Utah Valley University. On Oct. 5, USU will take on the University of Utah in Park City. "We've had one week together as a team," Firmage said. "We're just kind of getting comfortable." -samuel.hislop@aggiemail.usu. edu

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reedom of the press and freedom of speech are easily recognized and highly-debated elements of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. When censorship in any form is practiced, legal battles are waged in the court rooms to protect what many consider an almost sacred right. Censorship is seen as a great evil that should not be imposed on writing or speech. With all the attention freedom of speech and freedom of the press receive, how is it that the same principles are not always applied to the freedom of religion? Freedom of religion, and the restriction on the government to prohibit the free exercise thereof, is one of the five guarantees of the First Amendment to protect basic freedoms that hail to the ideas of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Religious freedom is an ideal that was extremely important to the founders of this nation who were subjected to religious tyranny in their native England. The idea of a free nation where religions of all types could be practiced was highly valued � a far cry from the state-dominated Church of England the monarchy endorsed. America has been hailed as a melting pot of ideas, peoples, cultures and even religions. The right to worship whatever and whomever is a cardinal principle in our free society. That being said, is this principle of religious freedom still available to all citizens today? What about locally? In a state predominately one religion, members of other faiths are often ostracized and criticized for their religious beliefs. Frequently it is the other way around. Perhaps this is not always intentional. Often it is. Either way it is wrong. What about their right to worship the way they desire? Too often religious freedom is valued only by those who are oppressed, not by those who are the oppressors. It seems it is fair game to infringe upon the religious rights of others but as soon as that person's rights are infringed, it gets personal. Isn't this just a case of religious censorship? Some try to suppress religious ideas that are not their own out of fear, misunderstanding or ignorance. These are the same reasons printed material or the spoken word are censored. Thus, those who disparage the religious beliefs of others are disregarding the First Amendment in multiple ways. Part of the college experience is to be exposed to new ideas and new belief systems. These beliefs may stare full in the face of what you believe, but that does not mean you have the right to infringe upon the religious rights of those people, nor does it mean those people have a right to infringe upon your religious beliefs. Religion is often placed on the same level with politics as a subject that is taboo to talk about. Perhaps if we could see the value of openly sharing and respecting the ideas of others, there wouldn't be the religious turmoil we see in the world today. One group hates on another. Why? Fear, resentment and ignorance are among the many reasons. Perhaps the biggest reason is the lack of respect for other beliefs. Nobody can force you to believe what they believe but they have every right to believe the way they do, as do you, and we all have a constitutional obligation to uphold the right to freedom of religion.

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Duke lacrosse case highlights negative societal trends One night in jail: So concludes the Duke lacrosse rape case -- rape fraud, as it turned out. The legacy of this incident should include hard thinking about the deep pathologies underlying the media sensationalism and the perversion of academic ideals that this fraud inspired. The 24-hour sentence was imposed on Mike Nifong, the disbarred former district attorney of Durham, N.C., after a contempt-of-court trial last week for repeatedly lying to hide DNA evidence of innocence. His prosecution of three demonstrably innocent defendants, based on an emotionally disturbed stripper's ever-changing account, may be the worst prosecutorial misconduct ever exposed while it was happening. Durham police officers and other officials aided Nifong, and the city and county face the threat of a massive lawsuit by the falsely accused former students seeking criminal justice reforms and compensation. All this shows how the criminal justice process can oppress the innocent -- usually poor people lacking the resources to fight back -- and illustrates the need for reforms to restrain rogue prosecutors. But the case was also a major cultural event exposing habits of mind among academics and journalists that contradict what should be their lodestar: the pursuit of truth. Nifong's lies, his inflaming of racial hatred (to win the black vote in his election campaign) and his targeting of innocent people were hardly representative of criminal prosecutors. But the smearing of the lacrosse players as racist, sexist, thuggish louts by many was all too representative. Dozens of the activist professors who dominate campus discourse gleefully stereotyped and vilified their own students -- and not one member of Duke's undergraduate faculty publicly dissented for months. Duke President Richard Brodhead repeatedly and misleadingly denigrated the players' characters. He also acted as though he had no problem with Nifong's violations of their rights to due process. The New York Times and other newspapers vied with trash-TV talk shows hosted by

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Lessons from successful athletes rather than away from trouble. These performers have extraordinary imaginations that allow them to see possibilities where others see only roadblocks. They keep the game in perspective as it relates to life. Sports and athletics are very public domains, where all involved are exposed to criticism and praise. These athletes learn to rely on internal feedback rather than depending on others to supply an often embellished reputation. I would like to finish by sharing a Jesse Owens quote with you that summarizes my experiences in this exciting field. "In the end, it's extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes more than that, too. It starts with fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness, and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don't win, how can you lose?" Richard Gordin is a professor in physical education who specializes in performance methods and behaviors of athletes.

or the past 30 years I have chosen to study people for a living. Not people who do things in an average way, but people who do things in an extraordinary way. I have had the privilege to learn from and converse with people who have chosen to pursue excellence. One of the characteristics of these individuals is that they are not selfish, but generous. In fact, their generosity includes sharing the secrets of their success with others. Therefore I have chosen to share some of their insights with you. Great performers learn to think and play in the present. If you live your life in the past or the future, many times this brings feelings of anxiety and doubt to the forefront. In psychology, we call this compartmentalizing your life. Whatever you are presently engaged in you must do so with full attention. Another characteristic of successful people is to learn to forgive and accept making mistakes. Mistakes are inevitable in life and therefore can be valuable tools to use in order to move ahead. If you fail, you are not a failure. You must learn to put adversity in perspective so that you may improve your performance. Likewise, rather than avoiding potentially difficult challenges, you learn to embrace the pressure of the task. You learn to respond to adversity rather than to react to it. Finally, great performers play toward a goal

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Thompson in the race but questions remain Former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson enters the 2008 presidential race at a time when the state of the campaign is unsettled and many Republican voters appear less than fully satisfied with their choices. Thompson has been testing the presidential waters for so long that, as Jay Leno noted when Thompson arrived on his show to make his announcement, he may be "starting to get a bit wrinkly." Whether he blundered in waiting to launch his candidacy, and whether missteps and staff changes in the lengthy run-up will result in longterm problems, it's clear that Thompson's formal arrival has the potential to shake up the GOP race. The notion that he's jumped in too late strikes us as wrongheaded; most voters have scarcely begun to focus on 2008. In any event, it would be a shame if the only people who could credibly run for president are those who have been going nonstop for the past year or two. Thompson served for just eight years in the Senate, where he had a reputation for being less than the hardest worker. His profile was that of a conservative with a maverick streak. For example, Thompson was a leading champion of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance measure to end the obscene practice of unlimited soft-money contributions. Overseeing hearings into campaign finance abuses during the 1996 election, Thompson, much to the dismay of some of his colleagues, insisted on broadening the inquiry to include GOP abuses as well. Those aren't at the top of Thompson's hit parade as he sells himself to GOP voters, but they are nonetheless marks in his favor. Thompson promises "different, more far-reaching ideas" than other candidates; we're looking forward to hearing what they are. He told our colleague David S. Broder that he "will take some risks that others are not willing to take, in terms of forcing a dialogue on our entitlement situation, our military situation and what it's going to cost." These are important topics, but it's one thing to warn, for instance, that entitlement spending has to be brought under control; it's a lot harder, at least politically, to say exactly how that should be done. If Thompson is willing to take the latter kind of risk, more power to him, but that wasn't evident from his announcement video. There is another subject that bears mentioning, which is the state of the 65-year-old Thompson's health. He was given a diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2004, and it is in remission. His doctor, Bruce D. Cheson, head of hematology at Georgetown University Hospital, said in April that the kind of slow-growing lymphomas diagnosed in the senator "are very treatable, but rarely if ever curable. Therefore, his likelihood of recurring is high, but this may not happen for a number of years." The doctor called Thompson's prognosis "excellent" and said that treatment for a recurrence "should not impact on his ability to perform his job." As Thompson's candidacy enters a new stage, it is important that voters continue to have accurate, upto-date information about his health, as they should receive about the health of all those running for president. This editorial appeared in Friday's Washington Post. classifieds


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Duke: Shameful conduct needs to be changed -continued from page 12 the likes of CNN's Nancy Grace, a biased wacko-feminist, and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, a right-wing blowhard, in a race to the journalistic bottom. The defendants -- who endured the ordeal with courage and class -- and their teammates were smeared nationwide as depraved racists and probable rapists. To be sure, it was natural to assume at first that Nifong had a case. Why else would he confidently declare the players guilty? But many academics and journalists continued to presume guilt months after massive evidence of innocence poured into the public record. Some professors persisted in attacks even after the three defendants were declared innocent in April by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper -- an almost unheard-of event. Brushing aside concern with "the `truth' ... about the incident," as one put it, these faculty ideologues just changed their indictments from rape to drunkenness (hardly a rarity in college); exploiting poor black women (the players had expected white and Hispanic strippers); and being born white, male and prosperous. This shameful conduct was rooted in a broader trend toward subordinating facts and evidence to faith-based ideological posturing. Worse, the ascendant ideology, especially in academia, is an obsession with the fantasy that oppression of minorities and women by "privileged" white men remains rampant in America. Its crude stereotyping of white men, especially athletes, resembles old-fashioned racism and sexism. Can this trend be reversed? The power of extremist professors will continue to spread unless mainstream liberal academics, alumni and trustees stop deferring to them and stop letting them pack departments with more and more ideologically eccentric, intellectually mediocre allies. As for the media, the case shows the need for editors and watchdogs to remind journalists that they are supposed to be in the truth-telling business and that truth emerges from facts and evidence. The case did feature one hero, who showed how academics as well as journalists should behave: Professor James Coleman of Duke Law School. Long a champion of liberal causes, Coleman broke ranks with his guilt-presuming colleagues after Brodhead named him to lead a committee investigating the team's culture. Yes, the report Coleman's committee issued in May 2006 said that some lacrosse players drank unlawfully or excessively and had committed such petty offenses as having noisy parties. But alcohol aside, the report was a stunning vindication. Team members had "performed well academically"; respected the Duke employees with whom they came into contact; behaved well on trips; supported current and former African-American players; and had no history of fighting, sexual assault or harassment, or racist slurs. The media long ignored this portrayal, which did not fit their mythical story line. Coleman later became the first -- and for months the only -- Duke figure to publicly denounce Nifong's violations of the players' rights. The media long ignored that, too. Taylor is a National Journal columnist and Newsweek contributor. Johnson is a history professor at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center. They are co-authors of "Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case."

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Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 song sets. The other performers signed up to perform as they arrived to the event. While most performances featured acoustic singer-songwriters, there were also several poems read, including a few in Japanese. Lisa Watkins, Arts and Lectures director for ASUSU and a senior social work major, attributed much of the event's popularity to its laid-back atmosphere and the originality of its performers. "It's different than any other USU activity," she said, adding that the event sells itself. "It's the easiest event to plan, and it has the best turnout," said Watkins. Many students seem to agree with Watkins. Brian Watts, a junior public relations major, said he loves the atmosphere of the event and the opportunities to meet new people. Jacquie Snyder, a freshman business major, said she also enjoyed the fun atmosphere and getting to color on the table. She said the event's "not quite poetry, but she liked it better that way." The event is also an attractive venue for musicians and poets. Rindlesbach said she enjoys having such a large crowd and how "everyone cheers every performer." Bruce Moulton, a junior liberal arts major who has performed at multiple Poetry and a Beverage events, said he also enjoys playing for a large crowd and he likes the relaxed atmosphere of the event. However, multiple performers choose Poetry and a Beverage to make their performing debut. "We came to a bunch last year and (performing) looked like fun," said Megan Thackeray, a sophomore majoring in music therapy, who performed with Owen Hullinger, a sophomore piano performance major. "It's a perfect place to take a chance with music and see if people like it," Hullinger said. The event has gone on for several years now, but its popularity has increased recently. "Last year it just exploded," Crouch said. He attributed the increased popularity of the event primarily to word-of-mouth advertising among students. Last year's popularity of Poetry and a Beverage forced ASUSU to change the location of the event from the Skyroom to the Hub. A similar change from the Skyroom to the Hub is anticipated for the next Poetry and a Beverage event, Watkins said. Poetry and a Beverage is organized by ASUSU once a month, with the next event on Saturday, Oct. 6.

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Aggies around the Oscar A. Marquina Caracas, Venezuela Freshman Environmental Engineering US: Describe yourself in five words. OAM: Intelligent, athletic, fun,

Hispanic, and, uh, outgoing. US: What are your hobbies? OAM: Soccer, reading, playing video games, anything outdoors. US: What's your favorite video game? OAM: FIFA 07. US: Right on. -mark.ferguson@aggiemail.usu. edu

Utah Statesman: What do you like about USU? Oscar A. Marquina: The whole college atmosphere, between classes, studying and hanging out with new people every day. US: If you could have three people over for dinner, who would they be? OAM: Probably just my family. I don't get to see them that much. US: What's your favorite kind of food? OAM: Probably seafood. US: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? OAM: Europe. US: If you could do anything for one day, and money wasn't an issue, what would you do? OAM: Go skydiving. US: If you could have superpowers, what would they be and why? OAM: Me and my friend were talking about this and we came up with the perfect one, but I forgot it. Uh, It would be ... probably flying, I guess. Everyone says that.


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Atmosphere draws students to Poetry and a Beverage By ToM LiLjegren staff writer

The simple name might make Poetry and a Beverage sound like a small caf� poetry reading with cappuccinos and finger snapping rather than clapping. But, ASUSU's event doesn't have much in common with that image. Some students sat on the floor next to the stage, feet away from performers. Others leaned against the walls and talked or sat at tables and drew on the paper table covers and played board games. While the event does feature some poetry, it has typically become much more of a performing venue for acoustic musicians, said Kevin Crouch, Poetry and a Beverage chair for ASUSU and a junior public relations major. Saturday, Sept. 8, marked the first Poetry and Beverage this academic year. The event featured performances from five acoustic musicians and three poets while the audience played board games, socialized and enjoyed free Italian sodas. Morgan Rindlesbach, a senior in journalism, was the featured performer for the event, playing two multiple

Lagoon is not family fun � Cautious park visitor: "Do you think we should go on this ride?" � not-as-cautious park visitor: "shoot yeah, it's only a fourarmer." � Cautious park visitor: "i think i max out on a three-armer." � not-as-cautious park visitor: "Let's compromise on this other ride, a two-armer with a splash of pinky toes." � Hispanic park visitor: "�D�nde est�n mis brazos?" now that i think about it, the posting of limbs at ride entrances will work not only for folks who can't read anything, but also for anyone who doesn't speak english. Let me pause by explaining that i am not racist and that i like Hispanic people as much as any other people like americans, japanese or ewoks. Despite this disclaimer, i will probably still receive a myriad of angry e-mails i can't read, so i'll rephrase my little quip using another nationality i don't know much about. For example, the punch line would have been just as effective if i had conjured a muscly, singlet-wearing norwegian character, named sven, who might have bloodily exclaimed, "Hvor er mine armer?" Basically my first point about Lagoon is that scarier is always better, and that everything sounds funnier after the discovery of online translation Web sites. More importantly, Lagoon is another entertainment venue in a long list of places that don't accommodate tall people like me. "no bueno," i would have loudly articulated at not being able to fit on many rides a couple weeks ago. But i just discovered that translation site this morning. it sure isn't fun trying to wedge into rides built for people of every stature except for those as tall as me or as rotund as kirstie alley. i spent my half my childhood,

"The fun starts here." What a load of baloney. on paper, the theme park, Lagoon, looks like an exciting place to spend a summer day, flying around on thrill rides like The Fire Dragon, Centennial screamer, US: What are you afraid of? Wicked or the dreaded Ladybug Bop. OAM: I'm afraid of not getting i usually avoid fine print, but a degree. before going to the park i was sure to check advertising for parUS: Do you have any pet ticularly ominous statements like, peeves? "Caution: guest feet may be in peril of detachment on certain OAM: When people act fake. rides," or a statement more directed at someone like me, "Caution: US: If you could be famous for We blatantly and actively discrimione thing, what would it be? nate against potential altitudinous guests." OAM: Probably ending world Perhaps with size 18 feet, i hunger. should be more worried about OsCAR A. MARQUINA said he likes soccer, reading, playing video the first statement, but it actually games and anything outdoors. GIDEON OAKES photo makes the rides sound more fun. it should be a selling point. Lagoon marketing needs to invest in ways to make the park scarier. instead of signs simply -continued from page 7 warning you to keep you arms and legs inside the roller coaster car, ingredient. an omega 3 ingredient from fish tic variations can come into the they should be more expressive "Probiotic is a good bacteria included into an already 50 permix." that promotes good digestion," he cent reduced-fat cheese, he said. McMahon said an example of when instructing visitors about the dangers of "having fun." said. "It can have health benefits A controlled and trained group of artistic variation comes from the even changing the sign wordif consumed on a regular basis." tasters, called a taste panel, is able Beehive Cheese in Ogden, which ing to something more like, "arm Creating different kinds of to give proper feedback concernhe helped to get started. cheese is one thing McMahon ing the omega 3 taste consistency. "We helped design their plant, waving may result in involuntary said he enjoys about his job. "So far it has not tasted fishy," gave them some recipes, and they amputation or mild extremity pruning on this ride." Another cheese meant to he said. "If recipes are not techwon an award from American For those who understand the improve the buyer's health is curnically correct, the flavor is not Cheese Society by rubbing a chedverbiage, i believe the renovated rently being researched at USU, very nice or consistent. Technical dar cheese surface with a coffee McMahon said. This cheese has aspects are taught and then artis- lavender flavor blend," McMahon warning sign would deter them from flailing their limbs in excitesaid. "It was good to see them so ment on the rides. successful at adding the artistic For the many utah residents touch." who are of Hispanic origin, i apolTrue Blue Aggie Cheese tours are at 2:30 p.m. Monday through ogize, but ciruela pasa-ing your brazo probably gets lost in translaFriday, excluding university tion. holidays. Anyone is welcome. For those who either can't hanThe Nutrition and Food Sciences dle the big words or are simply illitbuilding is located on USU camerate, Lagoon can just nail some pus. Free 30-minute parking is old torn-off arms or legs to the located at the southwest end of sign board. The more extremities the building. For more informaposted, the more scary or dangertion, call 797-2112. ous the ride.

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it seems, adding extra insoles to my shoes at theme parks so that i could magically pass the "you must be taller than this line" test. now, unless i schedule an appointment with a bone saw, my life-long goal of being a thrill-ride connoisseur will never materialize. i was challenged once a few years ago at six Flags when park personnel had to check me four times at a hanging coaster to see if i passed the "you must be shorter than this line" test. after spending several minutes locating a stool and then measuring me, they told me i was even with the line and that it was up to me whether i wanted to ride the coaster. i rode it that day and since have wondered how much better adult life would be with two feet. Thankfully i didn't lose mine that day, but at least i got to go on a fun ride. Lagoon makes me disappointed, mostly because i'm not ready to be the old guy whose theme park fun consists only of a deepfried turkey leg and going on rides like the Lazy river or the sky ride. and i sure don't want to be the unlucky one to participate in a fun-filled afternoon as the designated personal belonging caddy for my friends. so, i implore roller coaster makers around the world to at least cater to tall people like me. kirstie can lose the weight. until changes are made, doors are opened, or i start to shrink, i'll have to summarize my recent Lagoon experience with four simple words: "La diversi�n para aqu�." Garret Wheeler can be contacted via email at wheel@

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