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Sledders warned about using Old Main Hill By CHELSEY GENSEL news senior writer

A warning about sledding on Old Main Hill has been posted on the USU home page, giving notice of the dangers of the years-old tradition. Joe Dulin, USU’s risk manager, says the hill gets slick when the snow is packed down over time and makes it difficult for sledders to control themselves. “You get going so fast and you have trees in the way, and then at the end, you have all those vehicles,” he said. Packed snow, ice, trees, railings, other people, cars and the road are factors that make using the hill hazardous in the winter. Dulin said the most common injuries from sledding are falls and impact with other objects, and there have been two serious injuries so far this season to which university police have responded. According to police reports, one accident occurred Dec. 28 and another in which a woman hit a tree while sledding on Jan. 4. In the first incident, the victim hit the bumper of a parked car at the base of the hill, while the second “smashed her head,” Dulin said. Both were seriously injured, Dulin said. “That’s just the ones that I know of,” Dulin said, and that doesn’t include people who transport themselves to medical facilities, treat their own injuries or utilize city emergency services. SIGNS ON OLD MAIN HILL WARN students to of the dangers of sledding on the hill. Joe Dulin, USU’s risk manager, said the signs disappear on a regular basis and “If I had my druthers, we wouldn’t student fees pay for new signs to be put up. PETE P. SMITHSUTH photo use this for sledding. It’s just not safe,” he said. The signs, posted at the top and thing for myself or my kids.’” ries with people running into those,” Though the issue is discussed in Unfortunately, he said, a complete bottom of the hill, state that persons At one point, the university erectDulin said. “It was like hitting a brick meetings every year, Dulin said there ban on winter activities on the hill is taking part in winter activities on the ed stacks of hay bales at the bottom wall.” has not been a real solution to the unenforceable, so press releases, such hill do so at their own risk, and Dulin of the hill to stop sledders at the base He also said the hay bales encourproblem. He said he wished there was as the one on the USU home page and said student fees pay for the new of the slope, rather than letting them aged sledders when the university a safe place to sled in town, but he warning signs posted around the hill, signs. slide into the dead-end street and wanted to discourage them. hasn’t heard of any that might be a are the best they can do with current “We can’t have a policeman stand- parking area below. “We don’t have the time or fun and safe alternative to Old Main. resources. ing here around the clock, and I’m not However, several years ago, the resources to keep people from doing “Someone should open a sledding “We have the signs,” Dulin said. really interested in making criminals weather thawing and freezing caused these things,” Dulin said. “The hill is hill,” he said. “They’ve been there at least as long as out of sledders,” Dulin said. the hay bales to become wet and then here to be enjoyed, and it’s decorative. – I have, but they disappear on a regu“All I can really do is recommend freeze solid, making them a greater But we’re not in the business of runlar basis. People seem to like to take that people just look at this and say, risk. ning a ski resort. All I can do is tell them as souvenirs.” ‘You know, maybe this isn’t the safest “We were having even more injuthem, ‘We really wish you wouldn’t.’”

USU’s USTAR Space Weather Center releases iPhone app By RACHEL A. CHRISTENSEN news editor

The Space WX application by Apple can now be downloaded to any iPhone or iPod Touch hand-held device, thanks to work done by researchers at USU’s Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Space Weather Center. According to an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics paper, Space WX shows the real-time current global ionosphere total electron content and its space weather drivers. W. Kent Tobiska, director of the USTAR Space Weather Center, said the use of the Space WX application makes it possible to view what is happening with the ionosphere, driven by the sun and geomagnetic disturbances. Users can see current images of the sun, the current solar wind conditions and global or regional images of the ionosphere. Users can visualize how space weather is affecting high-frequency radio communications, GPS accuracy, power grids and aviation. Tobiska said this information can ensure accuracy for activities such as oil drilling, highway construction, agricultural farming and airline procedures. The application is mostly used by amateur radio operators and professionals in space sciences, but Tobiska said it is also used by anyone interested in what kind of GPS uncertainty they will experience or those interested in how space affects the near-Earth environment and technological systems. Any iPhone or iPod Touch user can download the application. According to the Space Weather Center’s Web site, the Space WX application can be bought on iTunes for $1.99 and can be found by searching for keywords “weather” or “Space WX”. Tobiska said users can simply click their hand-held device to visual-

ize space weather. The hand-held device sends a message through the Internet to a server in Denver, Colo., which receives the message. Tobiska said the message is received by a database in Denver, which extracts the requested data. The server then converts the data into a JPEG and sends it back to the iPod device. The solar and geomagnetic data is created by Space Environment Technologies in Denver, and the ionosphere data is created by the Space Environment Corporation in Providence. They both formed business agreements with USU to provide software code, systems and intellectual property, in order to get the USU Space Weather Center up and running. Currently the university has a model, the Global Assimilative Ionosphere Measurement (GAIM) system, that ingests 10,000 measurements every 15 minutes, in order to update a physics-based ionosphere model with real data. These measurements used within the physics-based model create an accurate image of the global ionosphere. The Space WX application was released Sept. 1. The iPhone has about 100,000 applications, Tobiska said, which provided the center’s researchers with a good platform to get information about space weather out internationally in a simple-to-use device. The information is also available at the SWC’s Web site,, or at Tobiska said the center welcomes having students work on this project. They often have volunteer positions open, and Tobiska said there may be some paid positions opening in the future. The center already has one student working for it in Web design and is looking to bring more students into the project. The center’s researchers look to put more capabilities on iPhone applications in the next few months, Tobiska said. –

THE SPACE WX APPLICATION, shown on the left, can be purchased for $1.99 on iTunes. The image shown is a JPEG of the global ionosphere. photo courtesy of USTAR Space Weather Center

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Celebs&People PETA pulls Obama advertisement

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Tuesday it is pulling an ad campaign that used the likeness of first lady Michelle Obama without her permission. PETA said it used photos of Michelle Obama in an anti-fur campaign because the first lady does not wear fur. But they never received authorization to

NewsBriefs VATICAN CITY (AP) — “Avatar” is wooing audiences worldwide with visually dazzling landscapes and natureloving blue creatures. But the Vatican is no easy crowd to please. The Vatican newspaper and radio station are criticizing James Cameron’s 3-D blockbuster for flirting with the idea that worship of nature can replace religion — a notion the pope has warned against. They call the movie a simplistic and sappy tale, despite its awe-inspiring special effects.

LateNiteHumor Monday, January 11, 2010 David Letterman’s Top Ten Signs There’s Trouble At NBC 10.Lineup has more holes than the Green Bay Packers defense 9.Winner on “Deal Or No Deal” gets to run the network for a week 8.NBC peacock crashed his car and beaten with a golf club 7.NBC Christmas party is a week from Thursday 6.Tina Fey is having a hard time making fictional network executives dumber than the real ones 5.Replacing “Biggest Loser” with a show about people whose weight fluctuates but is still within an acceptable range 4.NBC president seen wandering halls shouting, “Is ‘Night Court’ still on?” 3.Promise they’ll have this figured out by the 2014 Olympics 2.Just gave 10pm show to Snooki 1.It’s so bad, they’ve even considereded me

North Korea envoy seeks peace talks NEW YORK (AP) – North Korea’s envoy to the United Nations said Tuesday his nation is willing to conduct parallel talks on its nuclear program and on formally ending the Korean War, but only if all sanctions against it are lifted. Summoning a few reporters to North Korea’s U.N. Mission, Ambassador Sin Son Ho described U.S. and international sanctions as “an expression of distrust” that must be put aside before the North will rejoin stalled six-party talks to rein in its nuclear program and rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. The talks have involved the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia and the United States. He repeated his country’s position, outlined in a statement Monday from North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, that it will only resume the nuclear talks and start peace negotiations to formally end the Korean War after international sanctions on it are lifted. Asked about the timing of resuming the six-party talks and peace negotiations with the U.S., Sin said, “we can work in parallel.” “The six-party talks is possible to be returned to sooner ... if the sanctions are removed,” Sin said during a question-and-answer session. “Sanctions itself is an expression of distrust. “A cease-fire agreement should have been signed long ago already,” he

said. “We will try to push the U.S.” But the U.S. and South Korea have already rejected the North Korean proposal outlined Monday. Seoul said Tuesday that sanctions can be lifted only after the North rejoins disarmament talks and reports progress in denuclearization. U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley on Monday urged Pyongyang to return to the talks, “and then we can begin to march down the list of issues that we have.” Despite the rejections, the North’s top diplomat in Beijing on Tuesday repeated his country’s position that it will only resume the nuclear talks after international sanctions on it are lifted. “If sanctions are lifted, the sixparty talks can be held at once,” North Korean Ambassador to China Choe Jin Su said in a group interview in Beijing, according to Japan’s Kyodo News agency. The U.N. Security Council imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea last June, strengthening an arms embargo and authorizing ship searches on the high seas. Those were intended to rein in its nuclear program after Pyongyang’s second nuclear test last May, which violated a council resolution adopted after its first nuclear blast in 2006. Choe also said the conclusion of a peace treaty will help promote denuclearization “at a rapid tempo,” Kyodo

VISITORS PASS BY the weapons used during the Korean War on display at War Memorial of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 AP Photo

reported. North Korea, which claims it was forced to develop atomic bombs to cope with U.S. threats, called for a peace treaty to be concluded this year, which it emphasized marks the 60th anniversary since the outbreak of the Korean War. The signing of a peace treaty has been discussed at the six-nation disarmament talks before but has always been based on the assumption that

there would be progress in North Korea’s denuclearization. The North quit disarmament talks last year in anger over international condemnation of a long-range rocket launch. The country later conducted its second nuclear test, test-launched a series of ballistic missiles and restarted its plutonium-producing facility, inviting widespread condemnation and tighter U.N. sanctions.

Dirty Air: officials urge limit on kids’ play SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Schools in parts of Utah kept students inside for sports and recess Tuesday after soaring pollution levels prompted state health warnings on driving and outdoor activity. Highland Park Elementary students with respiratory problems were kept inside for morning recess and no one was allowed outside for lunch recess, principal Sue Parker said. Most students don’t seem to mind, but teachers have to make an adjustment to their plans, she said. “It’s a drag,” she added. For the third straight day, AIRNow, a national index for reporting daily air quality, ranked portions of Utah as having the most polluted air in the country, thanks to a growing layer of dust pinned by cold

air against the Salt Lake Valley floor. Tuesday’s pollution levels in Salt Lake and Davis counties far exceeded health standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. State data showed that Salt Lake City has exceeded standards for tiny flecks of pollution known at PM2.5 since Saturday, with Tuesday’s reading nearly three times that of federal standards. At those levels, it’s more likely that harmful bits of pollution will be inhaled and damage sensitive lung tissue, cause tightness in the chest and other health effects, said Rebecca Jorgensen, with the state health department’s asthma program. “It’s going to affect even those that don’t have chronic conditions,” Jorgensen said.

Prolonged exposure to PM2.5 has been linked to premature death in people with heart and lung disease, increased hospital admissions and exacerbated health problems. A Pacific storm Wednesday was expected to blow in, increasing chances for precipitation and partial relief from inversion-trapped pollution. “Right now, we don’t think it will completely clear the air” but it will help some areas, said Linda Cheng, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. State environmental officials late Tuesday afternoon issued a new “red” air quality alert for the five counties on Wednesday, saying everyone should reduce exertion outdoors.

Obama wants $33 billion more for war WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration plans to ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, on top of a record request for $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned. The administration also plans to tell Congress next month that its central military objectives for the next four years will include winning the current wars while preventing new ones and that its core missions will include both counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations. The administration’s Quadrennial Defense Review, the main articulation of U.S. military doctrine, is due to Congress on Feb. 1. Top military commanders were briefed on the document at the Pentagon on Monday and Tuesday. They also received a preview of the administration’s budget plans through 2015. The four-year review outlines six key mission areas and spells out capabilities and goals the Pentagon wants to develop. The pilotless drones used for surveillance and attack missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan are a priority, with a goal of speeding up the purchase of new Reaper drones and expansion of

Predator and Reaper drone flights through 2013. The extra $33 billion in 2010 would mostly go toward the expansion of the war in Afghanistan. Obama ordered an extra 30,000 troops for that war as part of an overhaul of the war strategy late last year. The request for that additional funding will be sent to Congress at the same time as the record spending request for next year, making war funding an especially difficult pill for some of Obama’s Democratic allies. Military officials have suggested that the 2011 request would top $700 billion for the first time, but the precise figure has not been made public. U.S. officials outlined the coming requests on condition of anonymity because the budget request will not be sent to Congress until later this month. Obama’s request for more war spending is likely to receive support on Capitol Hill, where Republicans will join moderate Democrats to pass the bill. But the budget debate is also likely to expose a widening rift between Obama’s administration — it sees more troops and money as necessary to winning the war — and Democratic leaders, who have watched


public opinion turn against the military campaign. “The president’s going to have to make his case,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters last month at her year-end briefing. The 2010 budget contains about $128 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. That figure would rise to $159 billion next year under the proposals prepared for Congress. The Pentagon projects that war funding would drop sharply in 2012, to $50 billion, and remain there through 2015. That is a calculation that the United States will save money from the withdrawal of forces in Iraq, as well as a prediction that the Afghanistan war will begin to wind down in the middle of 2011. Obama has promised that U.S. forces will begin to withdraw from Afghanistan in July 2011, but his defense advisers have set no time limit for the war. The Pentagon projects that overall defense spending would be $616 billion in 2012; $632 billion in 2013; $648 billion in 2014; and $666 billion in 2015. Congress sets little store by such predictions, which typically have fallen short of actual requests and spending.













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ASUSU plans campaign against budget cuts Briefs Campus & Community

By BENJAMIN WOOD assistant features editor

Associated Students of USU Executive Vice President Spencer Lee informed members of the Executive Council Tuesday that a series of two- to three-minute presentations are being planned for USU classrooms with more than 100 students. The presentations, to take place in the coming weeks, will address the expected budget cuts for the upcoming academic year in an effort to raise awareness among the student body. Lee said speculated cuts for next year are around 7 percent, which would translate into the

loss of approximately 35-45 USU professors and 60-90 less classes taught next academic school year. As part of the campaign to lessen the cuts to higher education, Lee and a group of student lobbyists are planning an Aggie Ice Cream day at the Capitol on Feb. 10 to meet face to face with state representatives and distribute material detailing their desires for softened budgetary blows. “They all like us that day because we give them free ice cream,” Lee said. In other business, Student Involvement and Leadership Director Tiffany Evans urged council members to participate in Wednesday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil.

“It is a wonderful event,” Evans said. “Please make it a point to be there if it fits into your schedule.” According to promotional materials distributed around campus, the event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom. Dr. David E. Dixon and Pastor France A. Davis are scheduled to speak, and the USU Black Student Union will perform songs and poetry. Council members were encouraged to dress warm if attending. Lee said the event will move outdoors and will end with a song and benediction at The A. Food will be provided after. –

Kansas court USU student chosen to participate in orders judge to rethink media ban U.S. Department of Agriculture forum WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the judge in the murder trial of the man who has confessed to killing an abortion provider to reconsider a decision to ban reporters from jury selection. Four news outlets, including The Associated Press, had asked the court to overturn Judge Warren Wilbert’s decision last week to ban reporters from jury selection. Wilbert said he closed the proceedings to accommodate the large jury pool and to avoid creating a “chilling effect” on juror candor. News outlets argued the ban would wrongly keep the public away from the process. It was unclear late Tuesday what effect the high court’s order would have on the start of jury selection, scheduled for Wednesday. Scott Roeder has confessed to killing abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, saying it was necessary to save unborn children.


Taylor Adams, a junior in the agriculture systems technology education department at USU, has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program after writing and submitting an essay on agriculture as a career. The USDA launched the Diversity Program in 2007 that focuses on students majoring in agriculture-related majors at land-grant colleges and universities. The program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about agribusiness, the latest research, future trends and policy in contemporary agriculture at the forum, which takes place in Washington, D.C. “I will be able to not only network with other students from land-grant universities nationwide, but also learn from professionals in agriculture,” she said. “I am excited to bring back to USU what I have learned from policy makers,

producers, students and business executives in agriculture.” Adams wrote about the careers in agriculture in the past, present and future from her view as an agricultural communication and journalism major. She decided to enter the Student Diversity Program because the opportunity of winning the contest would provide a priceless experiADAMS ence. She is excited for the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., to meet new people and learn more about agriculture. Adams will be in Washington, D.C., in February for two days to participate in the forum.

Employer health mandate may be dropped WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate negotiators working on President Barack Obama’s health overhaul bill appear likely to drop a proposed income tax increase on high-wage earners and possibly jettison a requirement for large businesses to offer coverage to their employees, Democratic officials said Tuesday. Negotiators are considering extending the Medicare payroll tax, which now applies only to income from wages, to cover some of the investment earnings of couples making more than $250,000 a year, and individuals earning above $200,000. That could make up lost revenue from dropping the high-wage income tax and scaling back a proposed tax on high-value insurance plans, which is strongly opposed by organized labor and House Democrats. On another high-profile issue, the negotiators are discussing a hybrid of a proposed national insurance exchange contained in the House bill and the state-by-state approach favored by the Senate. House Democrats are pressing for a national system to apply pressure to the insurance industry after their proposal for a new government-run insurance option was ruled out due to opposition from Senate moderates. These officials also said key lawmakers and the White House were hoping to include more money to protect state governments from the cost of an expansion of the federalstate Medicaid insurance program for the poor. That issue flared after Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., the critical 60th vote for the health care bill in the Senate, got a deal for the federal government to pay the full cost of Medicaid expansion in his state forever, whereas other states would have to pick up part of the tab after a few years. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not free to disclose details of the negotiations. The developments came as the pace of negotiations on health care legislation quickened with House members returning to Washington on Tuesday from a holiday recess. The White House wants a final bill for Obama to sign in time for his State of the Union address early next month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic leaders were scheduled to meet with Obama at the White House on Wednesday to

narrow the numerous issues that remain unresolved. The president has weighed in forcefully in recent days, telling lawmakers he wants at least a pared-down tax on high-cost insurance plans as well as a commission with authority to order cuts to Medicare spending under limited circumstances – both measures designed to hold down spiraling health care costs. The House-passed bill included an income tax increase on individuals making more than $500,000 a year and couples making over $1 million, as well as a requirement for large businesses to cover their workers. The Senate bill contained neither. It included a tax on high-value insurance plans and a modest increase in the Medicare payroll tax. Instead of requiring employers to offer health coverage, the Senate bill penalized businesses if any of their workers obtained government-subsidized health care. The move away from the House approaches is a bow to the influence of moderates in the Senate, who oppose those and other liberal priorities and are critical to Reid’s fragile majority in support of the bill. Officials said Obama has indicated support for a national version of the exchange – a clearinghouse where consumers could shop for health coverage. He also is signaling support for ending the decades-old antitrust exemption enjoyed by insurance companies. On those two issues the president is siding with House Democrats over their Senate counterparts. The legislation passed by both chambers before Christmas is similar in many respects, including expanding Medicaid and imposing a first-time requirement for almost everyone to purchase insurance. Both PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA walks down the Colonnade to the Oval Office at the White House Tuesday, Jan. 12. AP photo bills would extend health coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans over the next decade. members would be unduly penalized cerned about any compromise that On other issues: by the tax, and there’s been discuswould appear to give unions special –House Democrats are pushing sion of moving the thresholds higher. treatment. They want a fix that for more generous subsidies to help Obama met with union leadprotects both union and nonunion low- and middle-income people buy ers Monday, and one union official middle-class workers from paying coverage, and Obama supports that. familiar with the discussions said higher taxes on health plans. Under the Senate bill, the average labor leaders and White House The goal was for White House subsidy that someone shopping in the staff also explored the possibility of staffers to come up with a revised exchange would get in 2019 is $5,600, exempting or delaying health plans plan for the insurance plan excise tax while in the House bill it’s $6,800. covered by collective bargaining within 48 hours of Monday’s meet–Negotiators are looking at how agreements from being subject to ing. Union leaders, including AFLto tweak the tax on high-value insurthe tax. They also discussed possible CIO head Richard Trumka, met with ance plans. As passed by the Senate, carve-outs for state and government Pelosi on Tuesday afternoon. the 40 percent tax would hit indiemployees, many of whom are unionThe union officials spoke on convidual health plans worth $8,500 or ized. dition of anonymity because of the more and family plans worth $23,000 But some union officials are consensitivity of the negotiations. or more. Union leaders fear their

January HASS Hour announced January’s HASS hour will feature associate professor of German Felix Tweraser with “Vienna: City of My Dreams and Site of Cultural Transfer.” The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 21, at 5:15 pm at Hamilton’s Steak and Seafood restaurant. The cost is $6.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Natalie Archibald Smoot at 797-2796 or Dr. Felix W. Tweraser works on the literary and cultural legacy of turn-of-the-century Vienna, film theory and criticism and the instrumentation of arts and letters during the Cold War.

Community ecologist to come to campus The USU Ecology Center announces the visit of James S. Clark, a Blomquist Professor of the Nicholas School of the Environment, at Duke University. Clark has authored more than 100 publications and his research has been a major catalyst for the development of community ecology. Clark will be giving two seminars as part of the Ecology Center Seminar Series. The first seminar, “Climate Change Vulnerability of Competing Species”, will take place Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Engineering (ENGR) building, Room 101. The second seminar, “Individuals and the Variation Needed for High Species Diversity in Forest Trees,” will be given on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Natural Resources building, Room 105. All are welcome to attend both seminars. More information can be found at the Ecology Center Web site, ecology.

Feb. 5 deadline for Robins Award The Robins Awards are the most coveted of all Utah State honors. They reward students and faculty for hard work and dedication to their individual goals, as well as the goals of USU. The awards memorialize William (Bill) E. Robins, a campus hero who had a rare quality to turn his vision into Utah State’s vision. Robins served as USU’s student body president in 1949. He was the primary and initial visionary of today’s Taggart Student Center. In 1954, Bill and wife Geraldine died in a plane crash, leaving behind a one-year old orphan boy. This prompted Bill’s fraternity to set up a fund so the boy could go to USU when he was ready. Tragically, the boy died at the age of eight from leukemia. Since then, the fund has been used to continue the Robins Award tradition. Each year, the gallant event is held in the evening, and several awards are presented. The ceremony is followed by the Blue Carpet Ball. Throughout the years, the name of Bill Robins has stood as a symbol of the best efforts students can offer. As a memorial to him, the night’s feature award is called the Bill Robins Memorial Award. Other awards include Achievement of the Year, Woman of the Year, Man of the Year, Organization of the Year and the Val R. Christensen Service of the Year. As a change this year, any students who nominate another student or organization will have the chance to attend the ceremony if their nominee becomes a finalist. This year’s Robins Awards will be hosted April 24 in the TSC Ballroom. Students can be nominated on the first floor of the TSC or at http:// The deadline is February 5.

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Historian: Prop 8 played on anti-gay stereotypes SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A Yale professor testifying in a case challenging California’s same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday that the 2008 campaign to pass Proposition 8 played on stereotypes historically used to portray “homosexuals as perverts who pray on young children, out to entice straight people into sick behavior.” George Chauncey, a his-

torian who specializes in the subject of 20th century gay life, was the second expert witness to appear for two couples unable to marry because of the state’s voter-approved gay marriage ban. Their lawsuit has led to the first federal trial to decide the constitutionality of laws limiting marriage to a man and a woman. After viewing several television commercials produced

by Proposition 8’s sponsors, Chauncey said images and language suggesting the ballot initiative was needed to “protect children” were reminiscent of earlier efforts to “demonize” gays, ranging from police raids on gay bars during the 1950s to campaigns to rid public schools of gay teachers in the 1970s. “You have a pretty strong echo of this idea that simple


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exposure to gay people and their relationships is somehow going to lead a whole generation of young kids to become gay,” Chauncey said. “The underlying message here is something about the undesirability of homosexuals, that we don’t want our children to become this way.” Chauncey’s views were introduced to help persuade Chief U.S. Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who is hearing the case without a jury, that the California measure unlawfully discriminates against gays because it was based on an underlying hatred or moral disapproval and serves no legitimate public aim. Court concluded with a lawyer for Proposition 8’s backers just beginning to cross-examine Chauncey, who is scheduled to resume his testimony on Wednesday. Earlier Tuesday, another history professor, Nancy Cott of Harvard University, presented a centuries-old history lesson on government regulation of marriage, even touching on President Bill Clinton’s indiscretions to argue that the institution has evolved dramatically over time. In her second day of testi-

mony, Cott disputed a statement by a defense lawyer that states have a compelling interest to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples for the sake of procreation. Cott said marriage also serves an economic purpose – one that was especially pronounced when it was assumed that men and women performed different jobs in their partnership. But as traditional gender roles and the purposes of marriage have changed, the reasons to bar same-sex couples from marrying have gone away, she said. “It does seem to me that the direction of change leads consistently toward the appropriateness of allowing same-sex couples to marry,” she said. Under cross-examination by a lawyer for the sponsors of California’s Proposition 8, Cott conceded she couldn’t predict the consequences for society of same-sex marriage. Defense attorney David Thompson spent more than two hours reading excerpts from Cott’s writings and testimony in state-level gay rights cases to portray her as an advocate who was selectively reading the historical record to

support her personal views. “In your opinion, morality has been uncoupled from marriage, correct?” Thompson asked. Cott said she had written something to that effect in the context of adultery and premarital sex no longer being considered crimes. Thompson asked if she considered the public’s willingness to excuse Clinton’s infidelity while in office to be evidence of a “seismic shift” in sexual mores. Yes,” Cott said. “The majority of the public overlooked his infidelities because, I argued, the social meaning of marriage had moved toward the idea that spouses themselves are best equipped to decide what is acceptable behavior within marriage, not something the state would judge.” The expert testimony marked a change in tone from the trial’s first day, when the plaintiffs – Kristin Perry, 45, and her partner, Sandra Stier, 47, of Berkeley, and a gay couple from Burbank, Paul Katami, 37, and Jeffrey Zarrillo – gave intimate accounts of how being unable to wed affected their lives.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri funeral director who deliberately gave the wrong ashes to grieving families and discarded decaying corpses in his basement deserves a harsher punishment than house arrest and probation, angry victims said Tuesday. Patricia Johnson said she sometimes wakes up haunted by nightmares of the day in late 2008 when she stood in a Columbia cemetery for what seemed like hours in the numbing cold, waiting for proof that the person inside a casket was her sister. Johnson believes that Harold Warren Sr., the man responsible for her anguish, got off lightly. A Boone County circuit judge sentenced Warren on Monday to 60 days under house arrest and five years of probation. The court ordered him to pay restitution and run an apology in the local newspaper. And the 77-year-old was banned from owning or operating a funeral home. “It’s too late for a public apology,” Johnson

told The Associated Press. “I don’t feel like there’s no excuse in this world for what he’s done.” State officials ordered the Warren Funeral Chapel in Columbia to close in July 2008 after a woman’s body was found stored in an electrical room for 10 months without being embalmed or refrigerated. Investigators later found several more rotting bodies and a garbage bag filled with organs. Johnson, 45, said her family and Warren’s have known each other since long before he ran the funeral home. Warren was friends with her grandparents in the 1970s when he became Columbia’s first black city councilman – a title that she believes kept him out of jail. Mary Ratliff, president of the Missouri chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said Warren had made some mistakes. She said he tried to help everyone, even if they didn’t have any money to pay for a funeral.

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do yoga,” Hayes said. The basic benefits of yoga should be interesting to stressed students. “The first thing people notice after a yoga Most freshman students begin their academ- class is how much better their body feels and ic careers in the same frame of mind: excited, clearer their mind has become,” Hayes said nervous and eager to begin a new chapter in and listed other benefits: better sleep, ability their lives. to focus, faster recovery for athletes, helps with One thing most don’t count on, however, back pain, reduces anxiety. is the sheer amount of In addition, more stress: bills need to be than a few students agree paid, social obligations with her assessment of “Yoga is a practice that are expected, scholaryoga and say they have can benefit anyone and ship requirements have learned, from personal everyone. I know that to be met and, to top experience, the benefits sounds like a big and it all off, grades need of continual yoga exerto be excellent. Many cise. cocky statement, but I watch in horror as their “Yoga has allowed truly believe it. I am not easy-going lives begin to me to explore both my saying that everyone will mind and my soul,” said be pull away from them love it, but it will help from 12 different direcChristian Seiter, parttions. time USU student. “I them. ” That’s when many – Haley Hayes, USU yoga would absolutely recomturn to an activity that mend yoga to anyone. instructor Yoga is very relaxing, does just that: yoga and meditation. Now, most healthy and can be a people view yoga as a great bonding experience strange, alternative activity, full of weird poses if done with others.” and for people of a certain social caliber. After Tessa Jensen, USU student and long time consorting with USU’s second-year yoga instruc- yoga participant, said yoga helps her calm down. tor Haley Hayes, however, that could not be “It helps me to unwind and really gives the more wrong. deserved attention to my body,” she said. “My “Yoga is a practice that can benefit anyone poor vessel is used and abused so unnecessarily, and everyone,” Hayes said. “I know that sounds and yoga helps me to understand what I need like a big and cocky statement, but I truly to do to take better care of myself. We are all believe it. I am not saying that everyone will love so very busy in our lives as we grow older, that it, but it will help them.” we rarely give our bodies the attention and care Yoga uses relaxing poses and deep breathing that they deserve.” to help the stressed person. It helps with joint Another great advantage of yoga is the ability mobility and injury prevention, the young with to practice it either in a classroom setting or at focus and the old with flexibility, Hayes said. home with a DVD. Many of the students have “You do not have to be young, fit or bendy to differing opinions in which they prefer. By JESS WALLACE staff writer

“It’s nice to have a teacher in the presence with you, and to practice yoga with others, you almost get a sense of unity when you forget who is going out with who, and so and so slighted you in math class last year. Instead you clear your mind and are all working toward somethaing,” Jensen said. On the other hand, sophomore Andrea Decker said, “I’ve tried it both ways, and I think it depends on the instructor. It’s effective both ways, but for a tight schedule and budget, I prefer the videos.” “I think the perfect combination is a bit of both,” Hayes said. “Doing yoga in a class is great because someone is there to help you into and out of the poses, check your alignment, give instruction. But yoga classes can get expensive. Having a home practice is great

because it works with your schedule and economical, but no one is there to help you with your poses and see exactly what you are doing. Invest in a quality DVD and then periodically take a class to make sure you have proper form.” Yoga classes are

taught at most community or recreational centers. They are offered by USU for physical education credit and are inexpensive. Hayes said, “All that is needed is a yoga mat. It is specific for yoga because it is a bit sticky so your hands and feet won’t slip. Most places have mats that can be borrowed or rented. They are available at any store that sells sporting goods or exercise equipment. Prices start around $12.” Hayes said yoga is more than an exercise for new-age enthusiasts and health conscious persons. It is a way of clearing the mind and releasing stress. It is about stretching the body and mind, so they both can function more efficiently. It is a means of escape from all the problems and pressures students face every day. – jess.wallace@ aggiemail. usu. edu

Guidelines revised for women’s health issues By STOREE POWELL features senior writer

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently issued revised guidelines for when women should receive cervical cancer and mammogram screening. The new guidelines, changed in 2009, have caused much confusion for women and frustration for their health care providers. The new guidelines recommend women have their first Pap smear test at age 21 or within three years of becoming sexually active, whichever comes first. Women under 30 should have the test performed every two years, instead of annually. This excludes those with immunodeficiency factors. The thinking, according to ACOG Web site, is to avoid unnecessary treatment of adolescents, which can have “economic, emotional and future childbearing implications.” The guidelines no longer recommends women to receive their first mammogram by the time they are 40, but rather in their 50s. Also, the new rules discourage providers teaching women to do self-breast exams because it can cause false alarms, according to ACOG. “I find it difficult to not teach young women how to do self-breast exam, because I, like other women, know women who have found their own lumps and saved their lives,” said Mary Orians, MSN and FNP, employee at the Student Health

and Wellness Center. Kami Elwood, MA for Women’s Health, said, “I think it is worthwhile because we have a number of women we end up sending for ultrasounds to evaluate lumps. There is purpose for self-breast exams.” However, Orians said many women are uncertain of the new rules because they can be confusing. “I think one of the biggest threats to women is not understanding the pap guidelines,” Orians said. “It can be misleading because a pap test is only a small portion of an overall reproductive health exam. Women can be placated into thinking they don’t need a full exam. There are many other factors that need to be assessed.” Orians recommends an annual general assessment no matter what. Also, she emphasized women having a good relationship with their gynecologist. “This is the best defense in navigating the confusion,” Orians said. Also, Orians stressed the individuality of each woman’s health. “A woman’s individual health history needs to be considered in establishing a plan for each woman,” Orians said. “Women who have had no sexual partners are at lowest risk

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A millennium vocabulary ... The past decade has brought a culture quite unlike any other, with inventions such as Facebook, events like Sept. 11 and people such as Osama Bin Laden, Tiger Woods and Al Gore taking over the headlines. But aside from the cool gadgets and sad stories, the past decade brought words and phrases that became common among the English-speaking world. The Global Language Monitor has tracked the frequency of words and phrases in print and electronic media over the past decade by using a specific math formula. Here is the list for the top 15 words and phrases for the years 2000–2009.

Words 1. Global Warming (2000)

7. Google (2007)

2. 9/11 (2001)

8. Surge (2007)

3. Obama (2008)

9. Chinglish (2005)

4. Bailout (2008)

10. Tsunami (2004)

5. Evacuee/refugee (2005)

11. H1N1 (2009)

6. Derivative (2007)

12. Subprime (2007)

Phrases 1. Climate Change (2000) – Green words in every form dominate the decade 2. Financial Tsunami (2008) – One quarter of the world’s wealth vanishes seemingly overnight

7. “Let’s Roll!” (2001) – Todd Beamer’s last words before Flight 93 crashed into the Pennsylvanian countryside 8. Red State/Blue State (2004) – Republican or Democratic control of states

3. Ground Zero (2001) – Site of 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City

9. Carbon footprint (2007) – How much CO2 does an activity produce?

4. War on Terror (2001) – Bush administration’s response to 9/11

10. Shock-and-awe (2003) – Initial strategy of Iraq War

5. Weapons of Mass Destruction (2003) – Bush’s weapons of mass destruction never found in Iraq or the Syrian desert

11. Ponzi Scheme (2009) – Madoff’s strategy reaped billions and heartaches

6. Swine Flu (2008) – Also known as H1N1

12. Category Four (2005) – Force of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans’ seawalls and levies

information gathered by Courtnie Packer

A new year, new you By JULIE WERNAU Chicago Tribune

With a slow job recovery forecast for 2010, experts say the time may be ideal for reinventing your image for a better job at the place you work. “So many (companies) are still in the mode of getting done what they need to get done with the people they have. That’s a great time for anyone working in management or not to stand out and become more important to the company,” said Dan Finnigan, a recruitment and HR expert and CEO of Jobvite, which uses social networking tools for recruiting. Finnigan said employees should decide what it is they want to do, identify where in the company that kind of work is done, introduce themselves and offer to help. In boom times, he said, employers tend to look outside the company for people to solve problems. But in a down economy, businesses look internally – for people with good ideas who are willing to sign up for more work and stay late. “It’s really all about making yourself visible,” he said. “Volunteer. If you have a boss that has staff meetings, I think you should sit in on every staff meeting and pick up on two or three problems that that boss and that staff need and want to solve.” That’s exactly what Leah Jones – owner of Chicago-based Natiiv Arts & Media, a company that teaches clients how to use social media tools – did to get ahead. When Jones showed up at a Chicago temp agency in summer 2005, they didn’t know what to do with her. She had not worked more than two years at any job and her experience ranged from scooping ice cream to managing a residence hall in London. She managed to land a temp administrative assistant job at Edelman, a global public relations agency, where, after raising her hand to volunteer on a number of projects related to social media, she was soon hired on as part of Edelman’s Me2 Revolution – a group formed in 2006 to launch their public relations into the digital, and social age. “If I could participate, I was participating,” she said. “I raised my hand and offered to work on a database project regarding blogs. I was talking to my supervisor about creating a position in our group too. I was asking, ‘How can we change my job description to better reflect my skills?’” By the time Jones left Edelman in January 2009, she had been promoted to Digital-Culture

Evangelist, helping clients to understand what was being said about their brands online and helping to create strategies to match. “Don’t let a job description define what you do,” Jones said. Tom Musbach, managing editor of Yahoo HotJobs, said it isn’t enough to simply work harder. Your boss needs to know about all the good work you’re doing. “CC your boss on an e-mail string that sort of documents some of the steps you’ve taken. Sort of an FYI,” he said. “Be casual and say, ‘I just want to make sure you’re in the loop on this.’” Carissa Froome, who was promoted in September at her job with a major financial institution and relocated from Chicago to Kansas City, worked with co-workers to help endorse one another’s work. “I watched co-workers doing that, and they were getting ahead because they were self-promoting,” she said. “I developed a close-knit group and we all supported each other.” She also decided to step up her wardrobe, hired a fashion consultant and visited a tailor. “If you want a better position, you have to dress like you’re already in that position,” she said. While employers, anecdotally, say they are better positioned to offer raises and promotions than last year, Musbach said ladder climbers will need to stay flexible. “Employers today are working with smaller budgets so they might be talking about more productivity with fewer resources,” he said. The more you can do to make your boss’s job easier, the better you will perceived when promotions are made, he said. Penelope Trunk, founder of BrazenCareerist. com, said employees should also raise their profiles online. That could mean blogging or creating a professional presence through a career site. “Ideas are how people network online. The more connections, the higher your profile within your field. ... You need to think bigger than just your company. You should focus on getting your ideas out in the world. Connecting people with your ideas, getting recognition for your ideas, and the rest takes care of itself,” she said. A high profile online can lead to invitations to speak at conferences and other professional events, she said. “All your boss needs to see is one blogger quoting you and your ideas, and that will make

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Health: Change causing confusion -continued from page 5 for HPV-related Pap changes, as well as women who have one virginal partner when they began their sexual relationship, and they are virginal as well.” Orians said that by age 21 or within three years of beginning sexual activity, it can be a particularly problematic time. “If a young woman who’s become sexually active and has multiple partners and doesn’t have any assessment of her health for three full years, issues of infertility, general pelvic health, safe relationships and self-image can come up,” Orians said. “All of these things can go amok in these three years, including that HPV can present itself.” An important point for college-aged women, according to Orians, is that they are the highest risk group to have undesirable results on a pap test, because they are beginning their sexual lives. And some have multiple partners during this time. But for many women, going to the gynecologist for these personal procedures and discussions is unnerving. Orians said to plan ahead to find a provider each woman is most comfortable with. Orians said, “Ideally, you should bring a list of your concerns. Also, it can be comforting that the staff has also been through that exam – they know that anxiety. It’s a universal anxiety women have. But knowing the answer to your questions, having a comfortable relationship with your provider and knowing you are doing what you can to protect your health is hopefully comforting.” If the pap test results come back positive, then an exam every six months would happen, depending on the anxiety of the patient and the severity of the findings, Orians said. Positive results can be caused by many things, including inflammatory and reactive changes in the cervix which can be interpreted as a bad result. Also, Orians said bacterial and fungal infections can also be picked up by the test, but HPV changes are the major concern. According to Orians, women who have received the vaccine Gardasil makes recipients immune to four strains of HPV, an STD. This

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makes women less likely to have HPV induced changes of the cervix. However, since the vaccine is fairly new, Orians said, there isn’t years of data from tracking its effects. Having the vaccine doesn’t mean that women can’t get uterine infections from using tampons, a sexual encounter or any other issues that can come up with pelvic health that needs to be addressed on a regular basis. Orians said many college women are unaware that condoms don’t provide perfect protection against HPV. “I think misinformation or unaddressed questions of risks with sexual behavior are poorly understood,” Orians said. “Misinformation really affects this group. Being unaware of behaviors can cause risk to reproductive health.” Also, the cost of going to a health care provider is a worry for college-aged women. The Student Health and Wellness Center, however, offers its services free of charge to students.

Orians said, “Pap testing has a cost to send the vial in to be tested, but the cost does not make us money. It is to test the specimen. This is the least possible cost. We do complete assessments for women’s health, except for mammography or prenatal care.” Elwood said a Pap test costs $60. She also said students should remember that “even though you don’t have this exam every day, the provider does it often and knows how you feel.” Excellent resources, according to Orians, for further information on these issues are available at the center, located on 1200 N. 850 East, or visit www.cdc. gov/cancer/cervical/basic_ info/screening.htm and breast/basic_info/screening. htm. Planned Parenthood is also a reliable source of information on these issues. – storee.powell@aggiemail.

Street Speak What is the worst gift you received this Christmas? “My parents gave me a snow shovel so I couldn’t have any more excuses for not helping them with work.” – Oliver Diamond, sophomore, mechanical engineering

“My in-laws gave me a flask.” – Chris Neil, senior, political science

“A set of $1 measuring cups from my little brother.” – Melissa Smith, sophomore, English teaching

“A green apple from a friend. I don’t even like green apples.” – Nicole Zhang, freshman, education

photos and information by Steve Sellers

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Taking back the kitchen and all about it.

Eating to your health

Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 Page 14

I love food. I do. Sometimes when I write in my journal I give more detail about what I ate than what I did or who I was with. That is why going on a diet would probably be a bad idea for me. Food makes me too happy. Unfortunately, the new year is here, bringing its resolutions and with them the elusive pressure to … cut back. Well I am not giving in. This year I am going to eat to my health, and you can too. Here are a few ways to be healthier by, in fact, eating.

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6 tablespoons brown sugar 6 tablespoons white sugar 3/4 teaspoon vanilla 6 tablespoons peanut butter

Have you ever noticed all that green juice you pour down the drain when you’re straining your boiled broccoli? That juice contains a great deal of nutrients you could have been eating. Roasting vegetables is a delicious alternative that, for the most part, keeps the vegetables intact.

1 egg 1/2 cup chocolate chips – In a medium bowl, combine oats, flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

2 small bunches of broccoli, cut into pieces

– In a separate bowl, combine butter and sugars. Beat until well combined.

2 tablespoons olive oil

– Beat in applesauce, vanilla, peanut butter and egg.

3 medium cloves garlic, peeled and minced

– Add the flour mixture a little bit at a time, beating after each addition, until completely incorporated.

1 tablespoon lemon juice

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1) Roast Your Vegetables

Roasted Broccoli with Basil and Parmesan:

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1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, softened

1 1/2 teaspoons basil

– Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

salt and pepper to taste

– Bake at 375 degrees for 10-13 minutes, until set.

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Note: Substitutions do not always work as beautifully as they do in these cookies, so be sure to use discretion when playing with recipes.

– In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and basil. – Add the broccoli and toss until well coated. – Spread out onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. – Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes until the broccoli is tender and barely starting to brown. – Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake two to three more minutes until cheese is melted. 2) Use Substitutions (Sometimes) If you like to bake, you’ve probably noticed that most recipes call for a good amount of butter or oil. You can easily replace some of the fat in a recipe with applesauce, and most of the time you can’t tell the difference. Likewise, by subbing half of the all-purpose flour in a recipe with 100 percent whole-wheat flour, you can get the bran and germ (the healthy stuff that’s taken out of white flour) without the wheat taste. Substitutions are a great way to eat the same foods that are a bit healthier. This recipe called for half a cup of butter and one cup all-purpose flour. I replaced half the butter with applesauce and half the white flour with wheat. I bet you won’t be able to tell. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies: 3/4 cup quick cooking oats 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3) Replace “Regular” Potatoes with Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes have been successfully used to make french fries, hash browns, mashed potatoes, soup, rolls and even pie. Sweet potatoes are nutrient dense and have lots of dietary fiber, not to mention less than half the starch found in a regular russet potato. Baked Sweet Potatoes: 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed oil butter cinnamon – Use a fork to poke holes in the sweet potatoes. – Lightly coat the potatoes with oil. – Bake on tin foil on a baking sheet at 450 degrees until soft all the way through, anywhere from 25-45 minutes. – Cut in half. Serve with butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Lastly, eat breakfast. Eating is good for you.

Jennelle Clark, psychology major, is excited for a new year full of delicious foods.

1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

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a huge impression on your boss,” she said. Tim Courtney, director of marketing and brand strategy at KeyLimeTie, an interactive software design and development firm in Downers Grove, Ill., took it a step further. He used online networks while working at a small server hosting company to organize 300-400 person technology networking events and used LinkedIn and other online networks to keep up with the people he met. Eventually, when he decided he wanted to learn more about social application development, he organized an event around it, learned what it was about and used the connections he’d made to move to a new company, in a better position and at a higher rate of pay. “I thought, ‘I want to meet people who like ‘x,’ why don’t I bring them all together?’” he said. “I was literally a nobody in that community.” At some companies, your online presence could mean leveraging a company’s Intranet site if it allows employees to update an internal profile or create groups, said Finnigan at Jobvite. “You want to be perceived as someone who gets outside the company and can offer solutions,” Finnigan said. And getting outside the company can help in the case of an unexpected layoff. About a year ago, when Scott Bishop, a marketing consultant, was laid off from McGraw Hill in Burr Ridge, he already had enough of an online presence_tweeting about social media and marketing – that the transition to independent consultant was easy, he said. “If you’re going to be on Twitter, you have to have an idea of

why you’re on there,” he said. “It takes time. It’s not going to happen overnight, but eventually people start to come to you.”

Dressing the part

Don’t forget the obvious: style. Chicago fashion stylist and personal shopper Eric Himel took the Tribune to Bloomingdale’s on Magnificent Mile to offer a few, inexpensive tips for the professional ladder climber. Here, Himel turns the gray suit, into a power suit. Shoes Women: Bring the shoes in your bag. Boots and sneakers are fine for walking in the cold, but at the office, the idea is to look “done.” Himel picked muted, purple suede heels. Men: Ditch the slip-ons and opt for patina lace-ups. Just because your office allows you to be casual, doesn’t mean you should be. Shirt Women: You can be feminine and appropriate. Swap the button-up shirt for a shell with a scoop neck. Men: Try the spread collar instead of the “collegiate” button collar. Bag Women: Save the soft “hobo” style bag for weekends and opt for a bag with structure (think purse chain with briefcase-like bag). Men: Clutch a briefcase instead of strapping on a messenger bag (too casual for an aspiring boss).

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WednesdaySports Utah State University • Logan, Utah •


Record margin in Ags’ first WAC win

then sophomore forward Brady Jardine hit a jumper to spark a 12-0 to give the Ags a 49-19 lead with fewer than two minutes left in the half. The dagger came at the close of the half, when Quayle hit a long buzzer-beater 3-point The Utah State Aggies made a big stateshot to give the Aggies a 54-26 lead. ment and notched their first WAC conference The second half started in the same fashion win of the season with a 98-54, thrashing of the first half ended for USU, who hit its first the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Monday at the five shots of the half. With about 11 minutes Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The Aggies (11-6, left in the game, sophomore guard Jaxon 1-2) were desperate for a conference win after Myaer sank a shot from 3-point range to give a tough road trip that ended with a 82-60 loss the Aggies a 49-point lead, the largest of the to Louisiana Tech Jan. 4. night. The Aggies finished the night shooting “I think what happened tonight is that we 61 percent from the field and 68 percent from were very hungry to get a win,” Aggie head beyond the arc. coach Stew Morrill said. “We were aggressive The 54-point first half is the second highest shooting the ball and aggressive on the break. point total for a half in the 105-year history of We were playing hard defensively. It was nice the program, while the 98-point performance to see coming off a tough road was the most points scored trip.” by the Aggies in a WAC conFour Aggies scored “We’re definitely ference game. The 44-point in double figures. Junior margin of victory was the forwards Nate Bendall, Tai a different team largest ever in a conference Wesley and junior guard than we were a game for the Aggies. Tyler Newbold led the week ago.” “We’re definitely a team, scoring 15 apiece, different team than we were – Tai Wesley, while senior guard Jared a week ago,” Wesley, Quayle finished with 11 junior forward who finishedsaid the night with points. The Aggies hit shot nine rebounds. after shot in the first half, Earlier in the seaconnecting on 73 percent of their attempts from the field and 87 percent son, Morrill said his players looked like they no longer enjoyed playing basketball and they from the 3-point line (7-8). were letting the pressure of past years’ success Warriors leading scorer, senior guard have a negative impact on their play. Roderick Flemings, was held to eight points “We weren’t out there worrying tonight,” on the night and was held out for the majority Morrill said. “We were playing, we were of the second half, after receiving a techniflowing and that’s nice to see. I just keep tellcal foul for unsportsmanlike conduct. Junior ing them to keep their focus and enjoy what guard Dwain Williams led the Warriors with they’re doing. I thought we did that. I thought 12 points and senior forward Brandon Adams we had fun tonight, and we enjoyed playing. was the only other Warrior to score doubleWe were real focused on what we were trying digits with 10 points. The Warriors finished to do.” the night shooting 32.8 percent from the field The Aggies have a tough task ahead and and 33.3 percent from 3-point range. will need to keep their focus as they travel to “They were obviously worn out, tired, not themselves. They’re certainly better than that,” Reno, Nev. to play the University of Nevada Morrill said of the Warriors, who lost 78-64 to Wolf Pack Wednesday, Jan. 13. “Everybody got to play, and with three Fresno State Jan. 9. “They had a tough night, games this week, I think that’s important that and we just came out firing on all cylinders.” we save some legs and limited some minutes,” The Warriors (8-9, 1-3) kept the margin Morrill said. under double-digits with their 3-point shootTip-off against the Wolf Pack is set for 9 ing early in the game, until Quayle found p.m. MST at Lawlor Events Center and will be junior forward Pooh Williams for a dunk to televised on ESPN2. give the Aggies an 11-point lead about eight minutes into the first half. The Aggies would – eventually push their advantage to 20 and By TYLER HUSKINSON staff writer

SOPHOMORE FORWARD BRADY JARDINE (22) dribbles past a Hawai’i Rainbow Warrior defender. Newbold scored solely from beyond the arc, going 5-5 for 15 points along with five rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes. Cody Gochnour photo

Amber White named Utah State Student Athlete of the Week


LOGAN, Utah – Utah State junior guard/forward Amber White has been named the America First Credit Union Student Athlete of the Week. This is the second honor of the season for White. White, a native of San Leandro, Calif., led Utah State to a pair of Western Athletic Conference victories last week with a 69-66 win at Louisiana Tech and a 65-54 home win against San Jose State. Against LTU, White scored 18 points to go along with eight rebounds and two steals. She also scored 18 points against the Spartans to extended USU’s winning streak to six-straight games, its longest since 1978. For the week, White averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds

and 1.5 steals, while shooting 37.8 percent from the field (14-37), 62.5 percent from three-point range (5-8) and 75.0 percent at the free throw line (3-4). This is the second-straight week that a women’s basketball player has been honored as fellow junior LaCale Pringle-Buchanan earned the award last week. White and the Aggies are back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 13 against Nevada at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Utah State (10-5) has won six-straight games. The Aggies are also 2-0 in WAC play for only the second time in their five years in the conference. WHITE (FAR RIGHT) WAS NAMED America First Credit Union Student Athlete of the Week for the second time in her Aggie career. PATRICK ODEN photo

Aggie gymnastics ready to meet the challenge of 2010 BY USU ATHLETICS

LOGAN, Utah – Meet the Challenge. Not only is it the name of the statue representing Utah State Athletics, as well as the backdrop for this year’s Utah State Gymnastics team and class photos, it could also be a theme for Utah State Gymnastics. The Aggies are looking to rebound from the struggles of last season, to not only have a successful season, but make it to NCAA Regionals. “My goals and I think the team’s goals are to make it to regionals as a team. I don’t think that is a far stretch. Utah State has been to the regionals many times, so I think it is an attainable goal,” second-year head coach Jeff Richards said. “Along with that, we just want to do our gymnastics. We need to do what we can and do it the best we can. We don’t need to try to go out there and do too much fancy stuff. We just have to take the skills we can do and make them the cleanest we can possibly do them.” Richards has a year under his belt, and it was a rough year for

Richards and the Aggies, who suffered numerous injuries along the way to a 1-19 overall record while getting blanked in Western Athletic Conference action at 0-9, finishing with a No. 47 national ranking. Richards has had a full offseason this year and he as seen improvement amongst his squad. “Last year coming in, the girls were here before I got here, and we were behind a couple of months. They were a little iffy on what to do over their summer break. They didn’t know who the coach was going to be and what to expect,” Richards said. “This year the team has done an incredible job over the summer. They went home and went to their gyms. They stayed in shape and came back ready to go.” Richards and the team improved in all aspects in the offseason in preparation for this year in high hopes of making it to regionals. “We have been able to try to put in a little bit more than last year. I think we did very well last year with what we had. This year, we are trying to put in a few upgrades on a few of the girls. It gives us that little bit of extra that we really need if we are

going to do well in conference and make it to regionals. We have to put in these upgrades. Right now they are more physically fit to handle it,” Richards said. Richards and the Aggies have seven letterwinners returning to a roster that features just one senior in Heather Heinrich, one of the injury casualties last year, missing five meets with an illness. USU adds four newcomers, all talented and expected to contribute immediately. In addition to the seven letterwinners, junior Chelsea Marquardt returns after missing last season with an injury. “We have eight returners,” Richards said. “Right now we look way better than we did at this time of the season last year. I think we will do well this season. We look physically better and I think they’re better mentally. We are at a point where the team can go either way. They are adding some difficulty to their bar dismounts and we are adding difficulty to the tumbling as well. It is kind of touch and go as far as what we bring out. If we can

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make it through this, I think we will have a great season.” Despite the returners, USU will be without the services of sophomore Erica Huelsmann as well as junior Nicole Simoneau for medical reasons. “Last year, Erica Huelsmann did great for us on the floor. We were hoping to get her back on bars and she was doing quite well. With her being out, her floor and beam set will be tough to replace. Of course, Nicole Simoneau had our highest bar average and score and she will be tough to replace,” a disappointed Richards said. Simoneau’s loss means that USU will not have any returning all-WAC gymnasts to competition, as the Aggies’ other all-conference honoree from last season is now on USU’s coaching staff in graduate assistant Nicki Felley. However, Utah State returns two gymnasts who qualified and participated in the NCAA North Central Regionals in junior Lyndsie Boone (all-around) and junior Jackie Dillon (vault), who will combine with Heinrich to provide veteran talent and

leadership. Dillon qualified for regionals last year on vault with a 9.692 average, second on the team behind Heinrich’s 9.756. Dillon also had a 9.713 average on bars, which is also second on the team behind Simoneau’s 9.800. Additionally, Dillon had a 9.525 floor average. Marquardt missed last season, but had a 9.750 average on vault as a freshman in 2008, as well as notching averages of 9.660 on bars and 9.588 on beam. Heinrich, who’s illness kept her from being eligible for the NCAA Regionals, led USU with the aforementioned 9.756 vault average, while posting averages of 9.635 on floor, 9.521 on bars and 9.375 on beam, as well as a 38.205 all-around average. Regional all-around qualifier Boone had a 37.985 average in addition to a 9.625 on vault, 9.492 on floor, 9.481 on bars and 9.346 on beam. Heinrich is the lone senior, while Boone and Dillon are the lone juniors, as the Aggies’ roster includes six sophomores and four freshman. “We definitely have a young team. Last year,

we had a young team and in showed in us being fairly inconsistent last year. I think that is evident when you have a young team,” Richards said. “Now they have a lot of that competition under their belt and they will be more consistent. I expect them to have a little bit more fight in them. They know what to expect now, they know what is expected of them and they know how to work with it.” Meeting expectations is a bit easier with a complete offseason, something Richards and the Aggies didn’t have last year due to the coaching change. This year is a different story, as several USU gymnasts’ improvements are impressing Richards. “Everyone is showing improvement, but there are a few who will surprise and impress folks with their progress,” Richards said. “I would say Jackie Dillon had an incredible year last year. Then over the offseason and during the preseason period she has gotten even better. She has never competed on beam before and she is looking like she is in our beam lineup right now. She has done well in the offseason and all of her events are looking good. The other surprise is Chelsea Marquardt. She was injured last year, and we weren’t sure how that foot was going to hold up, but she has been doing great this preseason. She is really stepping up.” This year’s Aggie squad will have success by committee, as they will rely on each other to succeed, with not one gymnast in the spotlight, but a team of gymnasts in the spotlight. “I don’t think our team has any wow kids. They all work hard and they are all very talented. We don’t have anybody that really stands out. We will really have to really stick together as a team. Everyone is going to have to be consistent and hit for us to move on. I wouldn’t say there is any one kid that is going to be a stand out and lead the team. I think it is just going to take a conglomerate of all of them,” Richards said. EVENT BREAK DOWN “I believe that beam will be one of our better events this year. I would say bars and beam will be our strongest. After that, it’ll be vault and floor from there. Floor is not usually that way. Right now we have only six kids that we can put up in that,” Richards said. Bars Richards has a long line of talented gymnasts on bars, where he can look toward Heinrich, sophomore Brandie Dickson, Boone, Marquardt or Dillon for veteran experience, leadership and talent. Amelia Montoya and Amanda Watamaniuk are two of the talented freshmen who Richards expects to be in the starting rotation from the get-go. Dickson posted a 9.623 average on bars last season, logging a season-high 9.775 in four different meets. USU logged a 48.365, the highest team average last season and the No. 8 spot in school history. Utah State notched a season-high 48.900 in the dual with Cal State Fullerton, one of six scores of 48.500 or higher for the Aggies. Beam On beam, Richards will turn to Heinrich, Marquardt, sophomore Rebecca Holliday, Montoya and Dillon. Holliday showed steady progress last year until an illness shortened her season, finishing with a 9.525 beam average. Dillon’s offseason improvement means added contribution, along with veteran leadership and talent. As a team, USU posted a 47.296 average on beam, with a season-high of 48.450 in the home dual meet vs. BYU, USU’s lone win of the season. That was one of three times that the Aggies posted higher than a 48.000, something that Richards hopes will improve. Vault Heinrich and Dillon are USU’s leaders on vault, with their respective 9.756 and 9.692 averages. Following them, Richards will look for someone to rise up and contribute. “We are a little weak on that event. We have some work to do there,” Richards said. The Aggies notched a season-average of 47.927 on vault last season, scoring a seasonhigh 48.725 in the dual with Boise State.

Floor “We don’t have a lot of depth, but I feel like the kids we are going to put up are good,” Richards said. “We have the one senior in Heather Heinrich, who knows what it is going to take and she knows how to stick her landings. She is going to be strong there, where I think its great to have senior leadership in that event. We’ll also look to Lindsey Boone, she loves to compete and show off her routines. Amelia Montoya will be great on that event as a freshman. Rebecca Holliday has been trying to land some upgrades, and if those pan out she will be a standout on the floor.” Holliday averaged a 9.432 on floor last year, breaking into the lineup in the later part of the season. Her previous appearances were all as an exhibition performer. Last season, USU had a 48.100 average on floor, posting a season-best 48.925 in a dual with No. 1 Utah, tying the Utes on the event. All-Around Richards and the Aggies have more depth in the all-around, as returners Heinrich, Boone, Dillon and Holliday along with newcomer Montoya will see action. “It is definitely good to have more depth in the all-around,” Richards said. “We are definitely stronger in a few events. We have a lot of depth on beam, where I would say we can be nine deep. We are eight or nine deep on bars, which helps and makes us stronger. As far as more all-arounders, that is not necessarily a great thing, but it gives us more depth at every event. It gives us a chance to rest some people here and there and plug in some specialists. It gives those all-arounders a little bit of a rest here and there.” Coaching Staff “We made a few changes in our staff assignments this year. I will oversee all the events and coach vault as my main focus,” Richards said. “I think as a conglomerate our whole staff has that attitude of somehow, some way we need to make it happen. It may not always be 100 perfect, nine times out of ten it won’t be. But you need to figure out how to make it happen. That is what good athletes do.” Richards added Janet Anson to his staff, replacing Dayna Smart-Allen. Anson was a national qualifier gymnast at Iowa State, spending the previous two seasons as a volunteer coach there. Richards also returns Josh Nilson, who is in his second season on the staff but fifth year with the program, serving as a student assistant the previous three seasons. Former Aggie gymnast Nicki Felley will serve as graduate assistant coach, following her four-year career for USU. 2010 UTAH STATE SCHEDULE Utah State’s 2010 schedule consists of 12 meets with five at home. USU, which is entering its fifth season in the Western Athletic Conference, will face each of its five conference foes at least once, as well as each in-state opponent at least once. The Aggies’ ledger opens with three meets on the road, but closes with the final two at home. Utah State will face four teams ranked in the top 20 of last season’s final Troester/Women’s Gymnastics National Poll, in No. 3 Utah, No. 7 UCLA, No. 18 Denver and No. 20 Boise State. The Aggies will also face No. 23 Central Michigan and No. 27 San Jose State. “It will be a pretty good schedule. We’ll face two teams that were ranked in the top 10, in No. 3 Utah and No. 7 UCLA, so those will be some fun meets for us, but will give the girls an idea of what we’re trying to get to. We also face No. 18 Denver at the BYU tri-meet, and then face No. 20 Boise State twice. I think facing those ranked teams will give us really good competition for what we need to do and where we need to be to make it to regionals as a team, and eventually make it to nationals,” Richards said. USU has five home meets this season, something that Richards likes. “Ideally, five is perfect. Six would be great to have, and we’d love to have six home meets in the future, but five is ideal for the regional qualifying score. The team always loves being in front of the home crowd,” Richards said.


A different point of view Simply put, the fairytale of 2009 is over for Utah State basketball. The dream season of a year ago when the USU men were dominating teams on a nightly basis and basking in the spotlight of being a mid-major media darling is officially a thing of the past. It is back to real life for Aggie basketball, where instead of fighting for that national attention and a higher ranking in the weekly top-25 polls, USU is going after conference supremacy as its primary goal. The reality for mid-major teams is that if you can’t win your conference, the chances of any kind of NCAA tournament glory are pretty much out the window. What that means for the 2010 version of the Aggies is that the real part of the season that matters is just three games old, and at 1-2 in conference play, Utah State has quite the hole to climb out of if it’s going to capture a third consecutive regular season Western Athletic Conference championship. While there are still 13 WAC games remaining, Wednesday night’s game at Nevada is as close to a make-or-break game as USU will see this year. After suf-

fering losses on the road to New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech to open the WAC season, the Aggies equaled their loss total from the entire WAC season of a year ago before notching their first win at home Monday against Hawaii. Louisiana Tech, however, has jumped to a 4-0 start in WAC play with their home sweep of USU and Nevada followed by a sweep of their road trip to the gem state against Idaho and Boise State. The Bulldogs have looked like the team to beat so far, but a road win at Nevada could throttle Utah State right back into the picture of things with just two losses and the New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech and Nevada road games already in the rear-view mirror. It’s safe to say that the WAC schedule for the Aggies has been very frontloaded as far as difficulty is concerned. It also would appear safe to say that after Monday’s 98-point game against Hawaii, the USU team is indeed capable of scoring in high numbers after averaging barely more than 60 points per game scored in

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TouchBase Aggies head to Reno to Softball inks three recruits tangle with Wolf Pack BY USU ATHLETICS

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State softball head coach Carissa Kalaba has announced that three players have signed to compete for the Aggies in the 2010-11 season. Joining USU next fall in Kalaba’s first signings as USU head coach will be freshmen Jourdan Hitchings, Samantha Miller and Kassandra Uchida (pronounced “you-cheeta”). Kalaba will be reuniting with Uchida, after coaching her with the Jets Gold Club team, where Kalaba coached from 2002-09. “We are extremely excited about our three signees,” said Kalaba who became head coach of the USU program in July. “They are all dedicated to their skills as student-athletes. I find joy in the intensity, pride and respect that each one of them holds for themselves and for the sport of softball. We welcome them into the Aggie family.” Jourdan Hitchings is an outfielder from El Dorado Hills Calif. (Oak Ridge HS). Hitchings helped Oak Ridge to a 24-4-1, ranking third on the team with a .384 batting average, along with a .395 slugging percentage to go with 10 RBI and 21 runs scored. Hitchings also led the Trojans with 21 stolen bases (21-of-21) and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

NBAStandings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 26 10 .722 Toronto 19 20 .487 New York 15 22 .405 Philadelphia 12 25 .324 New Jersey 3 34 .081 Central Division Cleveland 30 10 Chicago 16 Milwaukee 15 20 Detroit 12 Indiana 12

GB — 8.5 11 1/2 14 1/2 23 1/2

.750 — 20 .444 12 .429 12 1/2 25 .324 16 1/2 25 .324 16 1/2

Southeast Division Orlando 26 12 Atlanta 24 13 Miami 18 18 Charlotte 17 19 Washington 12 24

.684 .649 .500 .472 .333

WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L Pct Denver 24 14 .632 Portland 23 16 .590 OK City 21 16 .568 Utah 21 17 .553 Minnesota 8 31 .205 16 1/2

1 1/2 7 8 13

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 3

Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 29 Phoenix 24 L.A. Clippers 17 Sacramento 15 Golden State 11

9 14 19 22 25

.763 .632 .472 .405 .306

— 5 11 13 1/2 17

Southwest Division Dallas 25 San Antonio 23 Houston 21 New Orleans 19 Memphis 19

12 13 17 17 18

.676 .639 .553 .528 .514

— 1 1/2 4 1/2 5 1/2 6

WACStandings Men’s Basketball WAC La Tech Fresno St. NMSU Nevada Utah State San Jose St. Idaho Hawaii Boise St.

4-0 3-0 3-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 1-3 1-3 0-4

OVERALL 16-2 10-7 10-7 10-6 11-6 8-7 8-7 8-9 9-8

RECENT RESULTS MONDAY JAN. 11 Hawaii 54, Utah State 98 La Tech 79, Boise St. 64 San Jose St. 70, Fresno St. 80 NMSU 75, Idaho 72

WACStandings Women’s Basketball WAC

NMSU Utah St. Fresno St. Nevada La Tech Idaho Boise St. Hawaii San Jose St.

2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-2 0-2

OVERALL 12-4 11-4 11-5 8-8 9-4 2-12 11-5 6-9 4-11

RECENT RESULTS SATURDAY JAN. 9 Fresno St. 72, Idaho 64 Boise St. 52, Nevada 64 San Jose St. 54, Utah St. 65 Hawaii 51, NMSU 73

By MATT SONNENBERG assistant sports editor

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C- Dario Hunt F- Luke Babbitt F- Joey Shaw G- Brandon Fields G- Armon Johnson

After a short stay at home for Monday’s 98-54 victory over the University of Hawaii, Utah State men’s basketball heads back on the road Wednesday to square off with the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Aggies continue their seven game stretch to open Western Athletic Conference play that includes five games on the road. USU is now 11-6 on the season, but just 2-5 away from home and 1-2 so far in WAC play, with road losses against New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech. Nevada sits at 10-6 on the season and is unbeaten in eight games this year at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev. It has opened up at a 2-1 mark through its first three WAC games, including a road victory at New Mexico State, where USU was defeated, 55-52, two days prior to Nevada’s visit to Las Cruces, N.M. The last meeting between these two teams took place in March’s WAC tournament championship game on Nevada’s home-court, where Utah State jumped out to a 13-point lead before Nevada ever found the bottom of the net. The

11.3 13.5 9.1 7.3 11.6

7.0 20.4 11.1 14.6 16.8

Aggies never trailed Nevada en route to a school-record 30th win for the Aggies, as well as the WAC’s automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The win came just two weeks after the Wolf Pack handed the Aggies an 84-71 loss on that same court – one of just five defeats USU saw during the 2009 season. Nevada, much like Utah State, returns the majority of its team from a year ago, headlined by the duo of preseason all-WAC performers Luke Babbitt and Armon Johnson. Babbitt, who was named the WAC’s preseason Player of the Year, is averaging 20.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 51.5 percent from the field. The sophomore forward is also shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point range on the season, while playing averaging just more than 35 minutes played per contest. Johnson chips in with 16.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game, as the point guard of the Wolf Pack’s high-tempo offense that averages 71.7 offensive possessions per game compared to USU’s 63.8.

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its past four road games. If there was any difference in USU’s play against Hawaii versus its previous three games on the road, it was that the Aggies looked to be playing much more loose all around. Pooh Williams took a chance or two at stealing a ball that might have given a clear drive to the basket had his attempt failed. Jared Quayle several times drove hard to the basket to create scoring opportunities for himself around the basket, rather than waiting for opportunities to come to him and Tyler Newbold, who was taking and making 3-point shots whenever Hawaii’s defense gave him the slightest bit of room to do so. Maybe the most notable thing was that on two separate occasions, an alley-oop pass was attempted and failed into traffic around the basket. The main point was that the Aggies were taking chances on both ends of the floor, and, for the most part, those chances turned out with positive results. From the looks of things, this team seems talented enough to do that on a regular basis. Even in this

season where horribly lopsided victories have not at all been hard to come by, I can’t help but wonder how much worse those other games might have been if USU had played with that same type of aggressive demeanor against the likes of Idaho State, Southern Utah and Utah Valley. Even despite the more risky play, they still appeared able to control the tempo of the game on both sides of the court against Hawaii, which is an element that is most crucial against the run-andgun teams like Nevada, Boise State and New Mexico State. If the Aggies are scoring in bunches while able to control the tempo and defend teams like they have been, they will be dangerous. All in all, Monday was the type of play one might expect to see from a team that returned four starters from a 30-win team of a year ago, and if this is indeed the turning of a corner that this year’s Aggies have been struggling to turn all season, it would be coming at the perfect time going into the Nevada game with the chance to jump right back into the mix of a regular sea-

Three of Utah State’s 2009 football opponents ranked in AP top 25 poll BY USU ATHLETICS

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State football faced three opponents who were ranked in the 2009 final Associated Press Top 25 poll, announced Friday following the conclusion of the season with the national championship game Thursday night. Utah State faced No. 4 Boise State on Nov. 20, losing, 52-21. The Aggies also took on No. 12 BYU on Oct. 2 and No. 18 Utah on Sept. 3, losing both by the same score, 35-17. The three top 25 opponents is tied for the most among the nine Western Athletic Conference teams, joining Fresno State and San Jose State. Fresno State faced its three in successive games, taking on No. 16 Wisconsin on Sept. 12 (L, 34-31 in 2OT), No. 4 Boise State on Sept. 18 (L, 51-34) and No. 8 Cincinnati on Sept. 26 (L, 28-20). San Jose State played No. 22 USC on Sept. 5 (L, 56-3), No. 18 Utah on Sept. 12 (L, 24-14) and No. 4 Boise State on Oct. 31 (L, 457). Utah State and San Jose State faced the most ranked opponents at the time of playing them with three each, as Boise State was ranked sixth,

BYU was No. 20 and Utah was No. 19 at the time of facing the Aggies. San Jose State faced then-ranked No. 4 USC, No. 17 Utah and No. 6 Boise State. Also, seven of Utah State’s 2009 opponents played in a bowl game, posting a combined 4-3 record. Boise State beat TCU in the Fiesta Bowl, 17-10, while Idaho edged Bowling Green, 43-42, in the Humanitarian Bowl, BYU logged a 44-20 win over Oregon State in the Las Vegas Bowl and Utah topped California, 37-27, in the Poinsettia Bowl. Fresno State lost to Wyoming, 35-28 in 2OT, in the New Mexico bowl, Nevada lost to SMU, 45-10, in the Hawai’i Bowl and Texas A&M lost to Georia in the Independence Bowl, 44-20. USU was 1-6 vs. those six bowl teams, beating Idaho, 5249, in the season-finale on Nov. 28, while losing to Utah on Sept. 3 and to BYU on Oct. 2 by identical 35-17 scores, dropping a 35-32 game to Nevada on Oct. 17, losing to Fresno State, 31-27, on Oct. 31, getting beat by Boise State, 52-21, on Nov. 20 and losing to Texas A&M, 38-30, on Sept. 19.


son WAC title. An at-large bid to the NCAA tournament is an afterthought for USU, which means it’s WAC Tournament Champions or bust for the Aggies to land in a second consecutive NCAA tournament.

Matt Sonnenberg is a junior majoring in print journalism. Matt is an avid fan of Aggie athletics and can be found on the front row of every home football and basketball game. He can also be reached at matt.sonn@ aggiemail.

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By STEVE CLARK staff writer

How about them Jazz? As any Jazz fan can tell you, the Jazz have a slight problem of beating the first-place teams and losing to the last-place teams. Well, in case you aren’t that avid fan, let me fill you in on how our beloved Jazz are doing. Since the fall semester ended in December, the Jazz were able to keep a .500 record at 8-8, picking up key wins against the Lakers, the Magic and the Mavericks. But if you know the Jazz, they also dropped two should-have-been wins to the last place Timberwolves at home and their Western Conference rival Hornets. To give the Jazz some credit, nine of the last 16 games have been away, including a five-game road trip, but three uncharacteristic losses came at home, and that is the cause for concern. “We gotta start winning games,” Jazz guard Ronnie Brewer said. “We let a lot of games go that we should have won.” If they can’t protect home court, how are the Jazz going to have any hopes of making the playoffs with their constant road woes? I don’t believe there is too need for concern, for I bring good news from the EnergySolution Arena. After watching Monday night’s game against the Miami Heat, I could see the old Jazz shaking off the rust and getting into playoff hunt mode. Could this be a sign of them finally starting to play to their potential or is this just another one of those streaks that just get’s our hopes up? I have reason to believe that they are finally, almost at mid-season now, hitting their stride. Star center Carlos Boozer played with a lot of energy, pumping up the crowd with big dunks, and forward Andrei Kirilenko, filling in for the absent forward CJ Miles, started as strong as anyone and finished with the high after the first quarter, with eight points. “I think I started the game good, with good concentration, and the guys did a good job tonight,” Kirilenko said. I had the opportunity to watch small forward Kyle Korver go through his pregame shoot-around with his shooting coach and former Jazzman Jeff Hornacek, and he was shooting like he had never suffered an injury at all. He was able to contribute by shooting a couple three-pointers on limited playing time. I predict that Jeff will have him in sniping threes for the Jazz again in no time. “I’m not quite there yet, but it felt good to get out there and help out,” Korver said. “It’s fun. I love basketball.” The Jazz defense was as good as it has ever been all season, holding the Heat to only 89 points. I was impressed with the way the Jazz defense was able to quiet the explosive and underrated Dwyane Wade to 13 points. “I think we’re playing great defense these last two games, and I hope it stays like this,” Kirilenko said. “I’ve stressed this all year long: If we pass the ball, we’re a better team,” point guard Deron Williams said. “It gives guys confidence and open looks. I thought we’ve done probably the best job all season tonight of making that extra pass and giving up a ®better one.” good shot for an even The only player who did not see time on the court was guard Ronnie Price due to tendinitis in his left shoulder, and with the trade of rookie backup point guard Eric Maynor, the depth at that position was in question. I would say there is nothing to worry about in that department either, because of an addition


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to the roster in rookie Sundiata Gaines. Gaines moved up from the D-league and played well in his time relieving Williams and looks completely competent enough to fill in for Price. “We’re still competing,” Brewer said. “We’re getting the majority (of our team) healthy. Guys are doing really well. We’re riding Booze, AK and D-Will right now.” “We’re definitely happy to have every one back,” Williams said. “I think one thing we were banking on at the beginning of the season was our bench and our depth, and we haven’t had that for a lot of the season.” With a healthy roster and some added firepower from a win over a Miami Heat team, who, according to Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, “we hadn’t beat for six years,” the second half of the season sounds and looks pretty promising for us longwinded Utah Jazz fans. –

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here was once a time when university ski classes were taught on Old Main Hill. A rather iconic black and white photograph located in the Special Collections of the MerrillCazier Library and included in this year’s university planner, shows one such of class ski-clad students descending the face of USU. Over time, formal ski groups have given way to students and community families who use the hill for winter recreational purposes. On any given Saturday morning, a driver on 700 East will see the hill teeming with users of all ages, braving the cold and using anything, from sleds to mattresses, as their mode of transportation on the snowy slope. Accidents have taken place, injuries have occurred and students and community members are often reminded by posted signs that they use Old Main Hill at their own risk. Recently, USU has posted a bulletin on its Web page advising users to “seek safer sledding terrain.” Campus administration are concerned about safety; they are worried about risk; and they feel that the hill would be best revered in the museum sense of being seen but not touched. Cordially, we appreciate the concern for our well-being. Realistically, we’re not going to stop sledding on Old Main. The average sledder knows, or at least comprehends, that they are putting themselves in a risk of physical harm when they strap skis to the bottom of a couch and propel down a hill laden with trees. Even the traditional sledder considers the threat of harm when they throw themselves head-first toward a crudely erected jump on little more than a half-inch of plastic. As nice as it is that that the school administration is looking out for our well-being, we find it slightly discouraging that it is so quick to bad-mouth a well-loved university tradition. Joe Dulin told The Statesman, “The hill is here to be enjoyed, and it’s decorative. But we’re not in the business of running a ski resort. All I can do is tell them, ‘We really wish you wouldn’t (sled).’” The A is there to be enjoyed, and it is also decorative, and the university is certainly not in the business of running a dating service, but do we wish that students wouldn’t become True Aggies? Sledding Old Main is part of USU. It’s part of the Aggie Experience, and while there is the possibility, and occasional occurrence, of physical harm, we take that risk as willing participants. Put up the warning signs, remove the liability from the university, but don’t tell us that we shouldn’t sled.

As a matter of faith Visions of Mortality


n my first day back at USU, I sat down in a cramped room in the HPER for a class from religious studies professor Philip Barlow. He spoke in a clear but gentle voice, “I guarantee you will not live to 30 before you or someone close to you experiences horrific trauma.” I’ve seen this come to truth, but it struck me with its concise and harsh tone. We’re a privileged nation, but the dark part of reality still rears its ugly head when we are quite young. The phrase also struck me because I had spent my vacation in Texas, visiting my uncle who had recently been afflicted with an aggressive form of ALS, or Lou Gherig’s Disease. He is still active with his job and mentally sound. But his thinned arms, skeletal hands and difficulty in moving over a threshold were reminders that he is really staring down the barrel of the gun. My uncle is a Christian, and I’ve no idea what Barlow is, but tragic death holds no prejudice. Likewise, every faith has tried to understand death as it tries to understand the nature of man’s existence. For much of religious history, death has been seen as a transition from one plane to another. People’s spirits become stars, guardian angels, reborn in some way in the souls of their descendants. Funerals for Greco-Romans

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were sometimes large cremations with coins placed on the dead’s eyes for crossing the Styx. Reincarnation originated in the Far East, where people go to the next life to be punished or rewarded for karmic circumstances. Most faiths share the idea that our existence and identity are not dependent on a physical body, since we change bodies or become ghosts or gods or whatever else. It leads me to wonder why even have bodies in the first place? For a lot of faiths, death is a release, an emancipation from the prison of the material world. Christianity tries to solve the problem through resurrection, where the body is needed and simply replaced upon return to life. In resurrection, though, the body given is not the same as the original body, so there is still a problem of a material body. The trauma of death and emotional ties to it, just seems like a waste, especially of the young. The plight of Sisyphus may be older than Plato, but it doesn’t appear we’ve gotten anywhere. I don’t believe it’s merely a waste though. Atheist thinkers often claim that these ideas of spiritual existence beyond the body are just ways of coping with mortality and the fear that one day our cells will cease to function, and I don’t entirely disagree. Most of what I discover in life is based on physical

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Introducing you to ASUSU Athletics Vice President Jeremy Winn


ey Aggies, welcome back to school. My name is Jeremy Winn, and I’m the ASUSU Athletics and Campus Recreation vice president. I feel like I have the best job on campus, because I have the opportunity to be involved with everything that’s happening in Aggie Athletics and Campus Recreation. I love the Aggies, and I think it is awesome to witness the behind-the-scenes action of what it takes to put on a major sporting event. One of the biggest responsibilities I have is to help oversee HURD. It’s a great club that every Aggie sports fan needs to be a part of. I also meet regularly with the athletics department to discuss concerns, as well as new ideas from students. Student-generated ideas are powerful at this university. The giant inflatable football helmet for our football team started from an idea a student gave to me over the summer. That student was one of the first people to run through the helmet as his reward for a great idea. With the help of my committee and ASUSU student government, we’ve put together a great week of activities for you. The second round of the 3-point tryouts is Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Fieldhouse. Come test your putting skills from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the International Lounge with our indoor mini-golf course. Wednesday night is full of Aggie basketball. First, the Aggie women play in the Spectrum vs. Nevada at 7 p.m. Following the game, come over to the Fieldhouse to watch the Aggie men live at 9 p.m. on a giant 40-foot screen. Thursday at noon, we will be holding a root beer pong tournament in The Hub. Thursday night at 8, come dance the night away in the International Lounge. DJ Marcus Wing will lead the neon party all night long as we dance in our favorite sports attire. Awesome knee-high Aggie socks will be available for purchase to complete your out-

JEREMY WINN fit. Friday night is Aggie night at the Sports Academy. The building is ours from 9:30 p.m. to midnight, so come bring your swimsuits and have fun. There will be free pizza and drinks for all. Saturday night is the Blue Out for the men’s basketball game against Boise State. Wear your Aggie blue and scream loud to help the Aggies beat the Broncos. After the game is the after party, naturally. Join us at the Elite Security Building, located next to Beehive Grill, and enjoy free food, drinks and dancing until they kick us out. Again, welcome back Aggies. It’s always great to be an Aggie, so come participate in the events this week to kick your semester off the right way. Comments may be sent to Jeremy Winn at

Ask Miss Jones

Dear Miss Jones,

I am a freshman and I love college, but I have a slight problem. I am a homebody and love spending time in my room. My roommate is a social butterfly and always does stuff, and sometimes I feel like such a dud around her. She has boys following her around like lost puppies. I have never been in a serious relationship. I really want to date and do all the fun stuff, but I feel almost socially awkward when I’m out and about. And when I’m out, I wish I was in my room reading a book. What should I do to get out there and meet people? I just don’t know what to do. Terminal Homebody Dear Terminal Homebody,

I’m so glad you have the confidence to confide me about your personal problems. I used to find myself yearning for solitude, and for awhile I satisfied that urge. For almost two years, I left my house only to buy cat food, Top Ramen and feminine hygiene products. I had everything I needed: “Days of Our Lives”, a delicious insta’ ready soup and the plethora

of gossip and knitting pattern magazines. My life was fine until a late September day. Priscilla died in my arms. It was devastating. My 12-year-old tabby choked on her hairball. I gave her mouth to mouth for more than 30 minutes, but she never recovered. I called 911, but was told that my cat wasn’t an emergency. As I looked into the blank eyes of my recently dead cat, I heard a voice that said, “Live your life Miss Jones – liiiiiivvvveeee youuuurrrrr liiiifffffeeeee ...” The last three words seemed to echo around the room, and when I looked back down, Priscilla’s eyes were shut. I immediately knew that it was Priscilla’s voice and that she wanted me to be happy, to travel, to be social and to explore. And I did just that. The next day I woke up, I had a small service for Priscilla and began my new life. I found it tragic that her horrifying cough and unsuccessful gasps for air was what awoke me to my true calling: helping others. From that day forward, I was committed to experiencing everything that came my way (the dirty writer of the recent motion picture “Yes Man” was

actually an ex boy-toy who stole my mantra and wrote the screenplay). So I ate Rocky Mountain oysters, went scuba diving with sharks, dated a carny and perfected the pingpong trick. It was a glorious time of my life, one that I look back on with fond memories. I beg you Homebody, don’t wait for your Priscilla to choke on her own half-digested ball of hair and die in your arms. Take the initiative to be the person who has those “lost little puppies” following you. I guess what I’m trying to tell you is to live for today, have no regrets and be yourself. Good luck and remember, as many times as Miss Jones has been around the block, her directions must be good. E-mail Miss Jones your questions and partake in her infinite wisdom. statesman. miss.jones@

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experiences, and one day that will stop. One day the way I understand everything will cease and the ashes of my body will drift in the wind over the San Diego mountains. I don’t know what will be after that. There is plenty of despair with that reality that most people I know share, but I don’t believe religious ideas are dodging the reality of death, I believe they are embracing it. Death is, strangely enough, our most genuine experience. Everything else we do can be done by someone else, or could be an illusion. Death solely belongs to each of us. It can’t be copied or imagined, predicted or denied. This is not a call to despair, however. I believe faith is the seeking of reality and truth and embracing them, and nothing is more real for the individual existence than death. This is why many religions connect death and divine understanding. Halakhist Nachmanides, in his commentary on Deuteronomy, said while death is emotionally jarring, the “children of God” must remember their identity and obligation. For me though, it is also the courage of people like my

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uncle, the late Ted Kennedy, and countless others whose faith was a catalyst for keeping to their work and joys in life regardless of their condition. Death can be a frightening reality, and all the nice words of theologians, philosophers and counselors still fall cold within the personal experience. Still, my faith teaches me that fearing it simply denies the world. The embrace of death’s reality is also the embrace of life and living in this life, not just an afterlife, instead of merely existing. To quote the great Eddas, “Fearlessness is better than a faint heart for any man who sticks his nose out of doors. The length of my life and the day of my death were fated long ago.” Will Holloway is a senior majoring in philosophy. His column appears every other Wednesday. Comments can be left on

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2 dead in Ga. shooting KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) – Dressed in camouflage and armed with a handgun, a disgruntled ex-employee opened fire Tuesday at a truck rental business in suburban Atlanta, killing two people and injuring three others, police said. The lone gunman drove off in a pickup truck and was arrested after police stopped him about a mile from the Penske Truck Rental facility, Cobb County police spokesman Joe Hernandez said. “He wasn’t here for very long and it wasn’t long before he was taken into custody,” Hernandez said. Penske spokesman Randy Ryerson said four of the victims were employees and the other was a customer. Neither police or Ryerson immediately identified the suspect or released the conditions of those wounded. The suspect worked at the business for several years, Hernandez said, but it was unclear

when and why he left. The gunman confronted someone in the parking lot and moved to an area where there are truck bays, shooting victims, Hernandez said. A man who witnessed the arrest said the suspect looked “out of his mind” and “all drugged up.” “The cops walked up on both sides of the truck, he opened the door and they threw him on the ground. He pretty much just gave up,” Michael Robertson told The Associated Press. Penske said it was a very traumatic day. “We want to extend our deepest concerns and sympathies for the victims of today’s shootings,” Ryerson said. WellStar Kennestone Hospital spokesman Keith Bowermaster said four victims were brought to the hospital, and one died there. He also wouldn’t release any names or conditions. The shooting happened in Kennesaw, about 25 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Palin debuts on Fox News

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IN THIS PHOTO released by The Fox News Channel’s O’Reilly Factor, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, makes her first appearance as a FOX News Channel contributor on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 in New York. AP Photo

NEW YORK (AP) – Sarah Palin accounts for the controversy she attracts by saying her opponents don’t like the “commonsense, conservative solutions” she represents. Debuting as a Fox News analyst, the 2008 vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor was the guest of Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday’s edition of “The O’Reilly Factor.” During the interview, Palin said sinking approval numbers for President Barack Obama reflect “an uncomfortableness” some Americans feel toward his administration. “It was just a matter of time,” she said. “There is an obvious disconnect between President Obama and the White House, what they are doing to our economy and what they are doing in terms of not allowing Americans to feel as safe as we had felt,” she said.

POLICE GATHER after a shooting at Penske Rental in Kennesaw, Ga. on Tuesday Jan. 12. Dressed in camouflage and armed with a handgun, a disgruntled ex-employee opened fire Tuesday at a truck rental business in suburban Atlanta, killing two people and injuring three others, police said. AP Photo

She told O’Reilly she hadn’t seen a recent “60 Minutes” report about her, explaining she was warned it contained “a bunch of b.s.” On the claim made on “60 Minutes” that she didn’t understand the nature of her son’s mission when he was shipped to Iraq, she said, “I think that these are the political establishment reporters who love to gin up controversy and spin up gossip. The rest of America doesn’t care about that kind of crap.” O’Reilly told her she now has a forum with Fox News that allows her to “immediately neutralize ‘60 Minutes’” – he snapped his fingers – “like that.” He invited her back on his show any time she wants to set the record straight. Palin’s multiyear deal with the network was announced Monday.

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Jan. 13 Today is Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. Today’s issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Ryan Smith, junior in parks and recreation, from Ephraim, Utah.

Almanac Today in History: In 1128, Pope Honorius II grants a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to be an army of God. Over the centuries, myths and legends about the Templars have grown, including the belief that they may have discovered holy relics at Temple Mount, including the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant or parts of the cross from Christ’s crucifixion.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010

-HURD Week. -MLK vigil, TSC Ballroom. -Women’s basketball vs. Nevada, Spectrum, 7 p.m. -Student recital, Performance Hall, 7 p.m. -Joseph Smith movie, Kent Concert Hall, 8 p.m. -Men’s basketball at Nevada, 9 p.m.


Jan. 14 -Ski Time Trials, Green Canyon, 4 p.m.


Jan. 15 -Women’s gymnastics at Central Michigan, 5 p.m. -Men’s tennis at BYU, 5:30 p.m. -Track meet, Idaho State Invitational, all day

Student info

You need to know....

The Registrar’s Office would like to remind everyone of the following dates: Jan. 15 is the last day to add without instructor’s signature, tuition and fee payments are due. Jan. 16 is Registration Purge. Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and no classes will be held. Jan. 22 tuition and fee payments are due.

Intramural 5-on-5 Basketball and Racquetball registration deadline is Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at the HPER Service Desk. Sign up early, space is limitied. Visit www. for more info. Learn the game of rugby. A rugby clinic will be held Jan. 19, 21, 26, 28 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. All who are interested are welcome and there is no cost. LSAT and GRE Prep Course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 26 - Mar. 4. Register at index.cfm. Or for more info call Melanie Klein at 797-0462. The Latter-Day Saint Student Association of the Logan Institute and USU invites everyone to an inspirational evening watching the movie “Joseph Smith, Prophet of the Restoration” on Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. in the USU Kent Concert Hall. Admission is free. Stokes Nature Center invites toddlers, ages 2-3, to join them for Parent Tot from 10-11 a.m. on Jan. 15. Explore animals, plants, and nature through music, crafts and games. All toddlers must have a parent present. Fee is $3. Register by e-mail at nature@logannature. org. Young Americans for Liberty - weekly educational meeting on Wednesday at the Book Table from 7-9 p.m. Scott Bradley speaking on the Constitution. Cost if Free. FNA Rodeo Night is Jan. 15 from 7-11 p.m. in the Institute. The Institute Opening Social is Jan. 22 from 7-10 p.m. Hope to see you at all these great events. USU Extension is offering a series of workshops to strengthen your marriage and make it better. Workshops will be held on Jan. 19 and 26, and Feb. 2 and 9 at 170 N. Main Street from 7-8:30 p.m. A light dinner will be served, cost is $15. For more info phone 752-6263.

Overnight parking

No overnight parking on Logan City streets is allowed between the hours of 1 and 6 a.m. through the end of February. It is the responsibility of all Logan City residents to inform guests of these restrictions. If you need assistance, the Logan Parking Authority will do its best to accommodate you. Please call us at 435-750-0255.

Fun, Fit Forever

The first week of school, Jan. 11-15, Campus Rec’s Fun, Fit Forever program is offering free drop in classes for everyone. This includes cycling, pilates, yoga, nutrition and more. After the first week a passport is needed for classes. Cost is $25 for students and $45 for faculty. Check out camprec/fff.html for more info.

Comedy night

Cache Valley Comedy Night presented by LOL Productions will be held Feb. 26 from 8-10 p.m. at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Compete to be the funniest person in Cache Valley and win prizes. It’s free to compete, contact Dustin at 801-814-8021. Tickets are on sale now at www. cvcomedynight.html.

Weather Thursday’s Weather High: 34° Low: 12° Snow showers 40%

Green Canyon

Nordic United is sponsoring a series of cross-country ski “time trials” in Green Canyon with the first one taking place on Jan. 14. Persons can use skate of classic technique. There is no cost, but registration is required. For more information visit www.

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