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CDS suffers loss in total revenue ZACH TOOMBS News Editor Campus Dining Services retail locations are experiencing revenue increases, but for the second consecutive semester, they’re not making up for the loss of Brady Food Court. “The major exception is at the student center because we closed Brady Food Court, T.A. Brady’s and Mizzou Market-Brady Commons
in December 2008,” CDS Director Julaine Kiehn said in an e-mail. “The decrease from the Brady locations is greater than the increase in the other retail locations.” The retail locations, including the four Mizzou Markets and four on-campus cafes, brought in 23 percent less revenue from July 1 to Oct. 31, compared to the same time period last year. The majority of the loss comes from Brady Food Court’s absence. Truman’s Takeout
made approximately $500,000 less than the restaurants in old Brady Commons last year. Mizzou Market on Hitt Street, located near the newly opened Hawthorn, Dogwood and Galena residence halls, experienced the largest increase in revenue, making $183,314 more from July through October 2009. CDS spokesman Andrew Lough said the opening see CDS, page 6
MU considers changes to night program JARED GRAFMAN Reporter
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Redshirt freshman Rolandis Woodland celebrates with fans after a victory in the Border Showdown on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Arrowhead Stadium. The Tigers have accepted a bid to play in Houston against Navy on Dec. 31.
Tigers headed for Texas Bowl Missouri is headed to the Texas Bowl for its fifth-straight bowl game. ALEX KECKEISEN Staff Writer Despite having a better record than two Big 12 teams picked ahead of them in the bowl selection, the Missouri football team accepted an invitation to the Texas Bowl after being passed over by the Insight and Independence bowls. Missouri (8-4) will face Navy (84) in Houston's Reliant Stadium on New Year's Eve, giving the program a chance to impress recruits in a pipeline state. "It's in a recruiting area for us," coach Gary Pinkel said at a news conference for the bowl announcement Sunday. "We have 25 players from the state of Texas, and
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BIG 12 BOWLING Here's a look at which games the Big 12's bowl-eligible teams will be playing: Dec. 28 Independence Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Georgia Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl: Nebraska vs. Arizona Dec. 31 Sun Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Stanford Texas Bowl: Missouri vs. Navy Insight Bowl: Iowa State vs. Minnesota Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Mississippi Alamo Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Michigan State Jan. 7 BCS National Championship Game: Texas vs. Alabama MAURA HOWARD/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
we have a huge alumni base in Houston. We've been to all the Texas bowls from the Big 12 standpoint, and it's been very positive for us." The game will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. It is a stand-alone game, meaning no other bowl game will see FOOTBALL, page 6
MU administration is discussing how to incorporate MU in the Evening into the general MU program at the recommendation of Faculty Council. In a recent meeting, the council recommended to Provost Brian Foster the university discontinue MU in the Evening, which operates as part of MU Extension. Faculty Council Chairwoman Leona Rubin said MU in the Evening is a successful program but is too limited. "Students and staff attending MU in the Evening expressed an interest in alternative degree programs," Rubin said. see EVENING, page 6
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Professor Gay Albright teaches a business class Monday night in Cornell Hall as part of the MU in the Evening course offerings. The MU in the Evening program is being considered for a merge with regular MU programs.
Deaton takes IncludeMe to UM system JESSICA SILVERMAN Staff Writer Conflicting information regarding the IncludeMe campaign’s request to incorporate gender identity and expression into MU’s nondiscrimination policy has bounced between all parties involved with the change. Missouri Students Association
President Jordan Paul said Chancellor Brady Deaton plans to speak with the general and faculty council, as well as other UM system campus administrations. “Chancellor Deaton would discuss (the proposal) with the pertinent parties,” Paul said. “There needs to be a system-wide approach.” IncludeMe is pushing for gen-
J school looks to multimedia options KRYSTIN ARNESON Staff Writer As the media change to keep in step with technology and new formats, faculty and students at the School of Journalism are looking at ways to update the curriculum. "This is the first time in four years we've really seen this big of a push for change," senior
Taylor Rausch said. The elimination of J1010: Career Explorations in Journalism and the addition of a new class called Fundamentals of Multimedia, which students would take their sophomore year beginning in 2012, are the largest of these changes. Print and Digital News Chairman see J SCHOOL, page 6
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The "Who's Who" series continues with a profile of Lucile Salerno, a strong force behind the restoration of the Blind Boone Home. Outlook, page 11
der expression and gender identity to be represented in the non-discrimination policy, said Erin Horth, Triangle Coalition president and campaign leader. “Sex and sexual identity are covered,” Horth said. “I think we need to explain why gender identity and expression are not the same thing see DEATON, page 6
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Recent discussion about changes to the J school curriculum by students and faculty has been aimed at making sure the J school provides students with the necessary skills to face an ever-changing industry. Changes: Elimination of J1010: Career Explorations in Journalism Addition of new Fundamentals of Multimedia class for sophomores Still in discussion: Replacement of “sequences” with a “models” system that would allow students to specialize in a specific field tailored to their interests, such as political journalism or infographics Source: Print and Digital News Chairman Tom Warhover and senior Kelsey Proud MAURA HOWARD/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Finals week The Maneater takes a look at the best places around MU and Columbia for students to prepare for finals. News, page 7
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Religious Studies sponsors Islam lectures CATHERINE NEWHOUSE Staff Writer Three assistant professor candidates offered their thoughts on the role of Islam in different cultures Wednesday, Friday and Monday. The lectures were part of a series sponsored by the department of religious studies, which plans to hire a specialist to teach Islam. The three speakers, assistant professor Rachel Scott from Virginia Tech, PhD candidate Timur Yuskaev from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and PhD candidate Azfar Moin from the University of Michigan, spoke about Islamic legal scholarship in Egypt, the spoken Quran in America and Islamic art in the Mughal Empire, respectively. Robert Baum, religious studies associate professor and chairman, said he teaches Islam as a secondary field, but the department of religious studies plans to hire a fulltime professor whose primary field is Islam. Of the candidates who applied for the position, the department of religious studies is most interested in hiring one the three speakers, Baum said.
“We’re looking for distinguished scholars, excellent teachers and people interested in community and university service,” Baum said. The selected assistant professor will begin teaching at the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year, Baum said. In his Friday lecture, “A Spoken Qur’an: American Voices,” Yuskaev analyzed how two influential American Muslim preachers brought the Quran to life in their speeches. Yuskaev played a clip of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed belting out an impassioned commentary about the Quranic character Yusuf being thrown into the “bottomless pit” and sold into slavery by his brothers. The clip, like many of Mohammed’s speeches, reveals a redemption theme in the Quran, which resonated with Mohammed’s African-American audience, Yuskaev said. “To his audiences, he tells them their history has a God-ordained meaning,” Yuskaev said. “Their collective historical suffering has a parallel in the Quran. Like Yusuf, they were once cast off, considered to be worthless. Just as God
worked in Yusuf, God has also been working in his people in the United States.” The preachers Imam Warith Deen Mohammed and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf have localized the teachings of the Quran to their modern-day audiences, Yuskaev said. He said Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, who emerged as a prominent Muslim preacher after Sept. 11, encouraged American Muslims to be active in public life. Yuskaev said speaking the Quran means orally explaining the text and relating it to modern-day life. “There’s a problem when we approach a religious text, such as the Quran,” Yuskaev said. “The text is there, we can look at it, we can read it. But how does it enter the daily lives of human beings?” In his Monday lecture, “Painted Miracles: Sacred Art and the Islamic Millennium,” Moin spoke about the how the Muslim king Jahangir expressed his sacred sovereignty through paintings he commissioned during the early 17th century. Moin said the paintings of this time period formed a new visual culture by introducing a mystical quality in Islamic art.
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Visiting professor Azfar Moin answers questions during his lecture, Painted Miracles: Sacred Art And the Islamic Millennium, on Monday in Middlebush Hall. During his lecture, Moin discussed how art was used to depict sacred Muslim kings in the 16th century. Moin said Jahangir of the Mughal Empire believed the paintings reflected the future. For example, Jahangir once asked his painter to reproduce one of his dreams, believing it to be a prophetic vision, Moin said. “The dream was a medium of miracles as prophecy,” Moin said. “Receiving a clear message was a
sign of one’s prophetic power and a major source of inspiration and action, especially if one is a saint or a king.” Scott’s Wednesday lecture was titled “Islamism, Secularism, and the Role of the Ulama in Egypt.” All three lectures were part of the Monroe and Sofie Paine Lecture Series.
RHA considers budget surplus Certain drugs might FINAL CONGRESS affect flu vaccines FUNDING REQUESTS LUKE UDSTUEN Staff Writer
The Residence Halls Association ended the semester with a budget surplus and survey results not in favor of trayless dining. A majority of students, or 65.4 percent of those who participated in RHA’s survey, would not like to see trayless dining continued. Out of the 1,078 student votes, 373 supported trayless dining. RHA President Rachael Feuerborn said about 300 students participated in last year’s survey. Before discussing the trayless survey results, RHA congressional meeting discussed funding requests. “The first semester of last year, there was also a rollover, which is not ideal but is OK because we spend a lot more money in the second semester,” Feuerborn said. All money not used by the end of the year this year will be deposited into RHA’s savings account, Feuerborn and Treasurer Tim Alexander said. Funds from the savings account will be used to support five $1,000 scholarships, which will be given out at the end of this year, Feuerborn said. The practice by which RHA deals with extra money in its accounts was changed at the beginning of this year. Extra money from last year went directly into this year’s budget, Feuerborn said. The events budget contained $8,500 at the beginning of the semester, the budget stated.
These funding requests were submitted on the final congressional session of the semester, and all were approved. Amount Event Scavenger hunt $100 Laundry rack check out $557.32 Finals bags $350 Source: RHA meeting and Tim Alexander MAURA HOWARD/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Before the Monday congressional meeting, RHA’s events budget contained $4,976.73. “Money was spent at a faster pace at the end of the semester, which I didn’t like,” Feuerborn said. “It’s hard to budget money, because you don’t know what funding requests you’re going to get.” Freshman Hayley Solarz thought the surplus in RHA’s budget would be best used for philanthropic purposes. “Money should be given to charity so you’re doing something constructive and helpful rather than buying a bouncy house that no one gives a shit about,” Solarz said in an e-mail. RHA representative Allison Repking said giving the extra money to charity is possible, but such an action would need to reflect the desires of students. “Otherwise, it would be like we’re spending someone’s money to do something for someone else, when the money was intended to be used directly by students,” Repking said. Feuerborn said she wouldn’t like to see a big portion of money given to charity, but donating to a charity is definitely a possibility. Junior Shane Hoffman, a representative of Mark Twain residence hall, submitted a fund-
ing request at the congressional meeting to purchase bags that would be filled with items to help students get through finals. Hoffman’s funding request of $350 was granted, and the funds will be used to include items such as peppermints, fruit snacks and pencils. Feuerborn said there was concern as to whether RHA had approved all funding requests equally. Numerous sporting events sponsored by residence halls applied for funds, and although some received funds at the beginning of the year, others who submitted requests later on were denied. “I wish the first sporting event wouldn’t have been funded,” Feuerborn said. “It’s a touchy situation because we have to set a precedent. So, if you say that the first team can have money, and a second team comes and asks for money, you have to give it to them. So, when the second team came, we said we messed up and we gave them the money, but now we’re no longer going to do that.” Repking said the surplus might have been smaller if more organizations had known to apply to RHA for funds, and clarified the people to whom funds might be given. “You need to be either affiliated or living in the residence halls, because all of the money that comes from the residents living in the halls,” Repking said. “Certainly, there are some projects that we may consider if they benefit the residents, but our entire purpose is to work for the residents.”
Over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, might make flu vaccines less effective, a study by MU researchers found. People who plan to get a vaccine should not take these drugs at the same time, said Charles Brown, an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. People taking such drugs under a doctor’s orders should consult their doctor, Brown said. “We found that the most commonly used drugs in the world actually seem to reduce antibody production,” said Victoria Blaho, a post-doctoral student who graduated from MU and is now enrolled at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Blaho suggested not taking antiinflammatory drugs in the week before taking a vaccine. This allows the body to produce a full level of antibodies, which is the point of getting the vaccine in the first place. Brown and Blaho worked with Edward Dennis and Matthew Buczynski of the University of California-San Diego on the study. Brown said they spent three years testing animals, including mice, to research the project. “We have found that animals who are either vaccinated or infected and at the same time have been treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs — aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. — produce less antibodies,” Brown said. “That implies that they’re going to be less well-protected.” The over-the-counter drugs block an enzyme called COX-1, which plays an important role in immunity regulation, according to their study,
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which was published in the Journal of Immunology in November. Other studies have found similar results for the enzyme COX-2. COX-1, which is secreted by most cells, might have a previously unrecognized role in the regulation of the body’s response to infection, the study stated. The roles of both COX enzymes are not yet completely known. Brown said he would like to continue this study with human subjects, perhaps within the next two years. “Right now we have no plans to test on humans directly in the near future,” Brown said. “I would like to, but that depends on getting money from the government.” He is working on a similar project studying anti-inflammatory drugs and how they affect the regulation of chronic inflammatory diseases. — Samantha Sunne, staff writer
the BLOTTER The following investigations are in progress, and the following people were arrested or issued summons, according to police reports.
Thursday, Dec. 3 Andrew J. Fegley, 24, of 8 N. Keene St., on suspicion of driving while intoxicated James C. Frala, 22, of 1903 Waverly Court, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Marc T. Reichel, 18, Center Hall, on suspicion of third-degree assault Taylor J.R. Edmonds, 19, of Hawthorn Hall, on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana Friday, Dec. 4 Nicholas J. Lyons, 18, of 900 S. College Ave., on suspicion of purchase or possession of intoxicants by a minor Jeff R. Martin, 20, of 1409 Wilson Ave., on suspicion of tampering and stealing Joseph M. Sprague, 24, of 2364 E. Bearfield Subdivision, on suspicion of operating an unlicensed motor vehicle, failure to exhibit
NEWS proof of insurance and driving under suspension Saturday, Dec. 5 Alan K. Vader, 21, of Mizzou Quads, on suspicion of driving under suspension Emily C. Lewis, 19, of Jones Hall, on suspicion of purchase or possession of intoxicants by a minor Benjamin D. Johnson, 18, of Cramer Hall, on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and purchase or possession of intoxicants by a minor Sunday, Dec. 6 Adam M. Stine, 18, of South Hall, on suspicion of use, or possession with intent to use, drug paraphernalia and purchase or possession of intoxicants by a minor Timothy R. Woodstock, 21, of Mizzou Quads, on suspicion of cause or permit of a social gathering on the premises to become a nuisance Joshua R. Hedges, 19, of Mizzou Quads, on suspicion of cause or permit of a social gathering on the premises to become a nuisance Joshua D. Jackson, 20, of Mizzou Quads, on suspicion of cause or permit of a social gathering on the premises to become a nuisance and possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana Joshua F. Goodwin, 20, of Mizzou Quads, on suspicion of cause or permit of a social gathering on the premises to become a nuisance Shanetha L. Washington, 23, of 1133 Ashland Road, on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana Melissa A. Ennis, 22, of 1133 Ashland Road, on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana Andrew B. Osgood, 18, of Mizzou
Quads, on suspicion of cause or permit of a social gathering on the premises to become a nuisance Quinton R. Perrin, 18, of Mizzou Quads, of cause or permit of a social gathering on the premises to become a nuisance — Armeen Mistry, staff writer
Thursday, Dec. 3 Laquanna N. Alexander, 31, of 5774 E. Limoges Drive, on suspicion of harassment Tyler J. Cooper, 17, of 4702 Silver Cliff Drive, on suspicion of theft and second-degree burglary Timothy B. Dolan, 20, of 210 Waugh St., on suspicion of false identification and obstructing a government operation Brandon R. Green, 20, of 710 S. College Ave., on suspicion of false identification and possession of alcohol by a minor Mary H. Jackman, 20, of 4619 Oakview Drive, on suspicion of third-degree assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest Drew T. Jones, 21, of Atlanta, Mo., on suspicion of manner of walking along roadways and resisting or interfering with arrest Danielle D. Livingston, 21, of 1508 University Ave., on suspicion of possession of an open container of alcohol DeQuan L. Maxwell, 17, of 601 Donnelly Ave., on suspicion of theft Eric L. Mills, 19, of 40 N. Rainbow Drive, on suspicion of attempt and resisting or interfering with arrest Phillip M. Morgan, 25, of 1305 Pearl Ave., on suspicion of thirddegree domestic assault John L. Naylor, 22, of 1403 Wilson
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Ave., on suspicion of tampering with physical evidence and resisting arrest Anthony D. Warren, 22, of 304 Mohawk Ave., on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault Friday, Dec. 4 Craig D. Arnzen, 20, of DefoeGraham Hall, on suspicion of theft Kristopher N. Chin, 19, of DefoeGraham Hall, on suspicion of theft Jeffrey S. Clemens II, 25, of 821 Walnut St., on suspicion of driving while intoxicatedr Terrell E. Cunningham, 26, of 1524 Bodie Drive, on suspicion of detaining a mentally disordered person Lindsay M. Garrett, 24, of 1342 Overhill Road, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Heather N. Hamilton, 17, of 3909 Oakland Gravel Road, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances Eric L. Mills, 19, of 40 N. Rainbow Drive, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances Sergey Ryakhmyatullov, 19, of Fenton, on suspicion of false identification and possession of alcohol by a minor Amber Watkins, 24, of Webster Groves, on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia Saturday, Dec. 5 Mary D. Birmingham, 19, of 667 Country Squire Court, on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license Michael G. Brazzle, 21, of 4034 Northridge Drive, on suspicion of first-degree trespassing Kenneth R. Davis, 22, of 3716 Hermitage Road, on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault and second-degree property damage Taissiana Douglas, 20, of 1404
Bodie Drive, on suspicion of distribution of a controlled substance Anthony S. Gallup, 19, of 3909 Oakland Gravel Road, on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance Joshua C. Homa, 19, of 101 E. Burnam Road, on suspicion of second-degree assault Jessica L. Pitlyk, 18, of Jones Hall, on suspicion of possession of alcohol by a minor Kenneth E. Roberts, 17, of 4400 S. Pinebrook Lane, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Samuel D. Slavik, 18, of Gillett Hall, on suspicion of possession of alcohol by a minor David W. Whitmore, Jr., 23, of 2904 Rangeline St., on suspicion of second-degree domestic assault Andrew J. Woehr, 19, of St. Louis, on suspicion of possession of alcohol by a minor Sunday, Dec. 6 Kristen L. Hornig, 25, of 46 Broadway Village Drive, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Karli M. Kemna, 21, of 3001 S. Providence Road on suspicion of driving while intoxicated James R. Miller, 17, of 610 Spencer Ave., on suspicion of second-degree burglary and resisting or interfering with arrest Hilary L. Prola, 21, of 407 Pershing Road, on suspicion of assault — Brook duBois, staff writer If you have information on these crimes, you may contact Crime Stoppers at 875-TIPS. All calls are confidential. If a court authority later proves innocence of a charge stated in the Blotter, contact The Maneater to request an updated entry.
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Senior John Gilbert reaches to grab a loose ball during the first game against Kansas on Saturday at the Student Recreation Complex. MU beat Kansas 44-43 after a winning shot in the last minute of the game.
Wheelchair basketball holds off Jayhawks Last season, MU and KU split victories against each other. Zach Miller Staff Writer Playing against rival Kansas Wheelhawks, the Missouri wheelchair basketball team won two games Saturday at the Student Recreation Complex. In the first game, the Tigers and Wheelhawks traded baskets in the first half, with the Wheelhawks taking a 20-18 lead into halftime. Neither team lead by more than four points. Both teams continued to trade baskets in the second half before the Wheelhawks went on an 8-2 run to improve their lead from 33-30 to 41-32 with four minutes remaining. But the Tigers responded with an 11-0 run. Throughout that run, Missouri sent three different Wheelhawks to the free throw line, and none of them made a single free throw. Junior guard Casey Adams, who came into the game for senior guard Justin Siebert, scored six points during the run. Senior guard John Gilbert said Adams gave the team some much-needed points coming off the bench. “Casey Adams came up big,” coach Ron Lykins said. “He wasn’t afraid to shoot.” The final basket of the game fell when freshman forward Jake Wiig put back a missed shot by freshman Connor Downes with 4.7 sec-
onds remaining. Kansas did not score, and the Tigers won 44-43. “It felt really good,” Wiig said. “Last year they beat us at the last second by one, and we were able to do that today.” In the second game, Missouri kept the momentum going by jumping out to an early lead and building a 24-16 lead at halftime. Kansas made a late surge, but the Tigers held on to win 57-49. Lykins said the change in strategy between games was simple. “We pressed the whole time,” Lykins said. “It worked really well at some times and not as well at other times.” With the two victories, Missouri moves to 7-3 on the season heading into the tournament in two weeks. Lykins said the wins would give them some momentum going into the tournament. “It means a lot,” Lykins said of his players. “They are very good and playing against good teams will make us better.” Gilbert said Kansas is one of the premier teams in the Championship League. “They are right at the top, and they had our number in the past, so it was big to beat them,” Gilbert said. Missouri and Kansas split when they played each other last season. The Pittsburg State Gorilla Invitational is the last tournament of 2009 for the Tigers and will be played Dec. 19 and Dec. 20. Missouri will play four more tournaments this season after the invitational.
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Continued from page 1 take place at the same time. This bowl marks the fifth consecutive bowl game for the Tigers — a school record. This is the third year Missouri has been passed over by a higher bowl game, despite having a superior record than teams chosen. As has been the norm for the last two bowl announcements, Pinkel played down the snub. "The process of the Big 12 has been frustrating, but I also don't think this is the appropriate time to talk about that," Pinkel said. Iowa State (6-6) was invited to the Insight Bowl and Texas A&M (8-4) was invited to the Independence Bowl. Missouri defeated the Cyclones 34-24 on Nov. 21. Senior team captains, linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and wide receiver Danario Alexander, were on hand to answer questions. They also remained diplomatic about the selection process. Weatherspoon said the athletics department did everything it could to work its way into the best bowl game.
"No doubt," Weatherspoon said. "I'm always going to ride with those guys and they did what's best. We get to be on ESPN and go to a place where we recruit, and it's going to work out well." Alexander voiced a similar sentiment. "They did all that they can do, and we don't fault them at all for that," Alexander said. Senior wide receiver Jared Perry, who tore his ACL earlier in the season, has worked his way back to playing form, something about which Pinkel could not be happier. "He is working to get back," Pinkel said. "He's excited to get back, and I hope he gets back." Perry's return would add another weapon to the Tigers' offensive attack and likely detract attention away from Alexander. Despite the snub, Missouri iterated the game means just as much to them as any other and should be a chance to show why they should have been chosen for the higher bowls. "If we go out there and take care of business, it'll be the icing on the cake," Weatherspoon said.
J SCHOOL: Faculty vote to eliminate J1010 Continued from page 1 Tom Warhover said the decision to replace Career Explorations in Journalism was made at the journalism school's November faculty meeting. In the past few weeks, students have been playing a larger and more formal part in the push for journalism school curriculum change. One such group is Journalism Students for Curriculum Innovation, an organization co-founded by convergence senior Kelsey Proud. Proud said the organization meets weekly to "air grievances" and discuss what they believe should be changed about the curriculum. Rausch's capstone project is also looking into possible changes for the journalism school's curriculum. Called "Letters From a Young Journalist" — a spinoff of a book called "Letters To a Young Journalist" — Rausch and the other students involved with the project called news outlets and interviewed alumni to find out what is expected from a journalism graduate upon entering the workforce. Those conversations, combined with discussion on the project's Twitter page, were the catalyst for a student forum held last Wednesday night. Proud said she learned of Rausch's capstone project and the discussion about the journalism school's curriculum through Twitter and assigned a hash tag, #lfyj, to make it more accessible. Proud said the conversation "went viral" in a matter of hours. "It kind of exploded in about an hour or two," Proud said. "We had alums weighing in from across the country." The faculty members who were tuned into the Twitter discussion noticed the response and sched-
uled a student forum to discuss the curriculum last Wednesday. Warhover said beyond that, no new classes or changes in curriculum have been discussed. But, he said that doesn't mean change isn't happening on a day-to-day basis as professors continually adapt their classes in small ways. "[The faculty] have been implementing changes from the bottom up — from the core classes up," Warhover said. "Even if there are no big changes, we're changing our coursework every day." More changes, including the replacement of Career Explorations in Journalism, are starting to take shape. Warhover said instead of bringing guest speakers in to speak about careers that follow the different sequences, sophomore students, beginning in 2012, will now learn how to shoot video, upload audio to the Web and perform basic multimedia tasks that are in demand by employers. Rausch said her project had been examining the idea of dissolving the convergence sequence. This has had no formal discussion by journalism school faculty, but Rausch said the idea is based newsrooms wanting all employees to have convergence skills. "It was a good idea when (the convergence sequence) was instituted, but we've reached the point where the term itself has no relevance because every newsroom is converged," Rausch said. Proud said her main priority is keeping the school competitive compared to other journalism schools. Warhover agreed the time for changes to the journalism school's curriculum is now. "The world's changing, and we need to change with it — there's no doubt about that," he said. "It's just a question of which are the right next steps."
Foster said he agrees it would be in the best interest of all students to incorporate the MU in the Evening programs into the rest of the university's programs. Rubin said by eliminating the distinction between MU in the Evening and the regular MU classes, non-traditional students would have the same options as daytime students. Foster said evening courses would become part of MU in general and there would be more opportunities to take classes, which would lead to more degrees. The discussions about ending the MU in the Evening program are not about terminating opportunities for students as some people might be led to believe, Foster said. "I think this whole topic has been framed in sort of an odd way, as if we're eliminating something," he said. "In fact what we want to do is expand opportunities in the evening. The evening classes will become part of MU in general."
Rubin said Faculty Council has identified several limitations imposed by MU in the Evening, the most obvious being a separate administrative structure. Another limitation is a Bachelor of General Studies is the only degree offered in the MU in the Evening program, originally designed for people who were unable to attend daytime classes. "MU in the Evening originally targeted MU staff who could not attend day classes, but desired access to a degree program for professional advancement," Rubin said. "To expand degree offerings in the evening requires a larger infrastructure commitment than is possible through MU Extension." The availability of the Bachelor of General Studies degree as part of the general MU program also negatively affects the benefit of MU in the Evening. The Bachelor of General Studies degree is offered in both the regular MU program and MU in the Evening, Foster said. "Most of the students in the
bachelor of general studies program are in the program during the day," Foster said. Rubin said the discussion of merging MU in the Evening with the regular MU program is focusing on helping every student. "We are trying to eliminate the administrative distinction between day and night with the hope of seeing more opportunities for evening and day students," Rubin said. Sophomore Mary Kampelman, who takes a night class once a week for her pre-nursing program, said she's hesitant to jump at the opportunity for later classes as part of the regular MU program. "If there was an option to take a long course for two or three hours in one night, I'd be interested, but if it was like Monday through Friday late at night then I'm not sure I would want to take it," she said. How and when MU in the Evening will be incorporated into the regular MU program is still being discussed by the administration, Foster said.
CDS: Food court loss harms revenue Continued from page 1 and closing of residence halls and other CDS locations have a large effect on locations’ revenue. “The mix of offerings we have also plays a part in both individual and total revenue,” Lough said. “The addition or expansion of locations may generate additional revenue, but may also shift revenue from other locations. While some shift is expected anytime a new location is added, we aim to have the total grow.” Lough cited several other causes for changes in revenue, including larger freshman classes. “Enrollment is always an issue we consider relevant to revenue,” Lough said. “As enrollment continues to rise, we hope to see total revenue rise.” The economic recession might have also played a part in students’ selections regarding meal plans and how often to eat in dining halls on campus, rather than dining out. “Economic conditions have
implications across the industry,” Lough said. “As discretionary income changes, our revenue is affected. Dining plans offer a very economic option for purchasing quality meals.” Starbucks and Wheatstone Bistro, located in Memorial Union, also saw steep increases in revenue, bringing in approximately $56,000 more from July through October 2009. Lough said CDS works to promote nearby dining locations to students based on where they live. “We continue to execute marketing plans to raise awareness of locations,” Lough said. “We work with Residential Life closely to inform students living in residence halls of options, particularly in or near those buildings.” Kiehn said CDS projects the dining options offered in phase three of the new student center will more than make up for the loss of old Brady Commons. “We expect the revenue at the new student center — when it
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Although most individual CDS locations experienced an increase in revenue, they couldn't make up for the loss of Brady Food Court.
opens in early 2011 — will surpass that of the former Brady Food Court, T.A. Brady’s and Mizzou Market-Brady Student Commons,” Kiehn said in an e-mail. “We will know in a little over a year.”
DEATON: Communication an issue Continued from page 1 as sex and why this is a necessity.” Including gender identity and expression within the statement protects those who might not follow gender norms. If they are not protected, students, staff and faculty could be fired, failed or discriminated against. Student and staff organizations that would be protected by the clause are Fluidity, a student transgender interest group, and the Transgender Action Team, a student and faculty transgender interest group. Paul met with the deputy chancellor and said Deaton was supportive, but there is some uncertainty as to what IncludeMe wants to do, Horth said. Paul said the administration would like a legal interpretation of the current statement to clarify whom it protects. “I want to try to get (Horth)
An array of organizations support the inclusion of gender identity and expression in MU's non-discrimination policy. Triangle Coalition LGBTQ Resource Center Four Front Women's Center staff Source: Triangle Coalition President Erin Horth MAURA HOWARD/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
in the room (with the administration),” Paul said. “She knows better than anyone as far as talking about (the proposal).” Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Cathy Scroggs said the chancellor is looking for other areas of the campus to be supportive. “If you look at the history of sexual orientation, colleges on other campuses adopted their own statement first,” Scroggs said. “The chancellor is interested in knowing the other campus groups are also supporting this.”
Scroggs said the chancellor did not say in the meeting he would take the proposal to the deans, but Scroggs said the provost would probably discuss it with them. The student body voted 82 percent in favor of adding the clause to the non-discrimination policy, but Scroggs said that is just one constituent group. “It’s a statement that doesn’t just affect MU,” Scroggs said. “It affects all four campuses. That’s just one student voice out of four. I don’t know what the faculty council said here, or what the students on the other campuses said. The discussion is just beginning.” Horth said she did not hear about Deaton’s response from Paul until Saturday night. The Maneater received word from Paul of the administration’s reaction to the proposal in November. Horth said she has not heard directly from the administration.
Finals Week Events Reading Day: This year, Reading Day is Thursday, and finals week begins Friday. In years past, Reading Day was either the Friday or Saturday before finals week.
Late-Night Breakfast: 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday at Bengal Lair in Memorial Union
Finals week study breaks: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 14-17 at residential dining locations
Finals stress reduction and study hall: 8 p.m. to midnight, Dec. 10 through Dec. 17 at the Wellness Resource Center
Dining hall continuous service: Starting Friday and continuing through finals week, dining halls will operate on continuous service. There will be no breaks between meals.
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Rachel Krause Staff Writer As final exams roll around, thousands of MU students will embark on a weeklong marathon of test taking, late-night studying and chronic stress. No need to panic: Here’s what students say about finding the perfect place to prepare.
Ellis Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday; noon to 2 a.m. Sunday; 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. during finals week Food: Bookmark Cafe, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Computers: Computers and printers are available but taken quickly. Perhaps one of the most obvious study spots on campus, Ellis Library can also get very busy during finals week. While studying near the computer workstations, senior Alex Ferrell said Ellis is very versatile. “I can go on the second floor among the books, so it’s quiet — serious studying,” Ferrell said. “If you kind of want distraction, this floor makes me more relaxed. If you have to meet someone, this floor is good.” When hunger pains start to kick in, Bookmark Cafe serves up coffee, smoothies, sandwiches and a variety of other snacks, which are not allowed beyond the cafe’s seating area. As an extension to MU Libraries, various schools have their own places to study.
fee from Starbucks or Wheatsone Bistro can use the microwave in Bengal Lair.
Pershing Commons Hours: open 24 hours Food: Subway, Mizzou Market; microwave available Computers: Computer lab and printer are available. With a spacious computer lab, Subway and the 24-hour Mizzou Market, Pershing Commons has plenty of resources for students. “Pershing can be somewhat of a distraction because of the high traffic,” senior Jeffrey Carr said. “But if they’re not affected by the noise level, I think it’s a great place.” The chairs and tables are not particularly comfortable, but there are plenty of windows letting in natural light.
Leadership Lounge in the student center Hours: 24 hours Food: Truman’s Takeout, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Computers: There is a limited number, so bring a laptop.
Hours: Starting Thursday, it will be open 24 hours. Food: Wheatstone Bistro, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Starbucks, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; microwave available Computers: There is a limited number, so bring a laptop.
The leather and tiger-striped chairs and sofas are usually vacant at the Leadership Lounge, creating a very quiet study atmosphere rivaling Ellis. Sophomore Mo Canellas said he likes the comfort of the lounge. “This is the quietest,” Canellas said. “Downstairs has food, but it’s a lot comfier than sitting downstairs at a table.” If groups are unable to find a spot at Memorial Union or Ellis Library, Canellas said students might come to lounge. Fresh sushi, sandwiches and coffee are only a short walk downstairs at Truman’s Takeout.
Although there are plenty of sofas, chairs and tables, senior Melissa Scroggs said it could be difficult to get a seat. “I like to study at Memorial Union because it’s not too quiet,” Scroggs said. “I think the library can be distractingly silent.” If students forget a pen, a school supply vending machine is available. In addition, students who don’t want to purchase food or cof-
If students feel the need for a change of scenery, Ninth Street provides a variety of locations only a short walk from campus. Besides warm food and lots of caffeine, coffee shops can provide a more relaxed atmosphere and are typically open until midnight. Unlike the past couple years, Starbucks will not remain open 24 hours during finals week. “For me, snacking and drink-
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Students study in the Pershing Commons computer lab Monday. Empty seats were a rarity in the lab on this night because finals are approaching. ing coffee really helps me stay focused where I’m studying,” freshman Annie Hall said. “I would definitely say Kaldi’s is a relaxing atmosphere whereas sometimes I feel more stressed the more crowded places are, or if it’s quiet, I get sleepy and tired.” Below are some off-campus hotspots: Kaldi’s Coffeehouse: 29 S. Ninth St. 6 a.m. to midnight, Monday to Saturday; 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday Wi-Fi: comes with purchase of any item, expires in two hours Lakota Coffee Co.: 24 S. Ninth St. 6 a.m. to midnight, Monday to Saturday; 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Sunday Wi-Fi: free Panera Bread Company: 102 S. Ninth St.
6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Saturday; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, Wi-Fi: free Starbucks Coffee: 304 S. Ninth St. 5:30 a.m. to midnight, Monday to Saturday; 6 a.m. to midnight, Sunday Wi-Fi: free to AT&T customers and Starbucks card owners, $3.99 to others
Apartment/ residence hall:
Although there are dozens of study location options, some students prefer not to bear the Missouri cold to study for final exams. Sophomore Josh Flores said he focuses better at his apartment. “I don’t have to worry about anything else, and I can just have the solitude of my own room,” Flores said. “I don’t have to worry about being around other people and listening to them.”
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Jordan Stein Politics Columnist
Palin keeps us guessing Sarah Palin has been on book tour for her new book, “Going Rogue,” for a few weeks. As part of this trip, she visited Springfield last week. As far as her plans for 2012 go, no one really knows what Palin has up her sleeve. She has been visiting lots of small towns and signing books but hasn’t really used the platform to promote the views or use the rhetoric that made her so famous in the last presidential election. None of Palin’s moves have come from the traditional political playbook. Her resignation, book deal and book tour are all strategized angles for the White House in 2012. She was met with an unprecedented cult following when she was announced as John McCain’s running candidate. Although I believe her to be a power-grubbing simpleton simply trying to capitalize her newfound fame to the fullest, the passion she inspires in extreme conservatives cannot be denied or ignored. So, if she is aiming for the presidency, this obviously causes some concerns. She’s a right-wing nutcase, for one. I know President Barack Obama falls pretty left of the middle for a president, but having Palin in the White House would be like having Ralph Nader in the White House, to use an extremist on the left. No. 2: She’s incompetent. Just listening to the woman speak makes it clear that she’s only capable of regurgitating talking points, platitudes and buzzwords fed to her by handlers. Palin couldn’t finish her tenure as governor of Alaska. Even after she lost McCain the election, she wanted to abandon her duty to leverage herself into a more politically strong position to run in 2012. To me, this signals her weakness as an actual leader and exposes her as the type of politician only interested in doing what is best for herself. The question is will these obvious inadequacies allow voters to see how disastrous a Palin administration would be? The fog of hero-worship that surrounds her supporters’ brains might not allow clear facts to shine through. If we see a showdown between Obama and Palin in 2012, a lot of disillusioned moderate voters might be forced to make a rash decision. But the possibility of Palin winning the Republican ticket is slim. The Republican Party knows it needs to revamp itself in order to bring in new voters, to modernize itself. Rallying behind Palin is not the way to do that. Palin polarizes her own party and putting her on the 2012 ticket is a terribly risky move. I’m obviously no fan of the woman, but you do have to admit Palin is an enigma. No one really knows what her plans or aspirations are. She’s managed quite a feat by staying relevant this long after the election, even though she hasn’t accomplished anything real. She’s also playing a very coy political game, announcing nothing, but keeping everyone’s eyes on her. Whatever ends up happening, I’m sure Palin will keep us guessing until the very end. Jordan Stein is a senior political science major. She can be reached at email@example.com
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Camera ordinance up for public vote Will Guldin News Editor Concerns about cost, effectiveness and increased government surveillance figured heavily in the City Council’s discussion Monday night of a petition to place more cameras downtown. During the meeting, the council voted against an ordinance that would have given the police chief the authority to deploy “safety cameras” in the downtown area. But because this ordinance was part of a petition receiving more than 2,500 signatures, it has been placed on the April 2010 ballot for a public vote. Mayor Darwin Hindman said downtown Columbia has seen success many cities don’t see, but he said it is fragile. “It’s important that we, as a city, be perceived as doing all that we can to make downtown a desirable place as possible,” Hindman said. The drive for more downtown cameras began in September when Columbia resident Karen Taylor began a petition to increase the number of security cameras downtown. This petition was prompted in June when Taylor’s son was robbed and beat by a group of
seven people in the Tenth and Cherry Street parking garage. Security cameras in the garage captured the crime, and the Columbia Police Department has five suspects in custody. “Even one violent crime, like what happened to my son, is too much for our community,” Taylor said. “Now its time to let the public speak.” Carolyn Matthews, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney, said there were several concerns with the legislation. She said because the videos will be a public record, they will fall under the Sunshine Law, meaning any citizen can request a specific video. Matthews said this could become a costly process. She also raised concerns over privacy. “Anytime there is records that include surveillance there’s an intentional possibility you’re going into that territory, down into that potential slippery slope that surveillance leads into,” Matthews said. “Invasion of privacy can lead to all kinds of problems with our personal liberties.” Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser said there is little or no evidence these additional cameras would reduce crime, and she said people have a personal responsibil-
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CPD Chief Ken Burton responds to questions asked by City Council on Monday in the Daniel Boone Building. The council talked about the addition of police security cameras in public areas across downtown Columbia. ity to help keep themselves safe. “I would advocate private citizens to have security,” Nauser said. “I have security in my home, I have security in my business — I don’t expect taxpayers to fund when my building gets broken into. I rely on the police department to come and help me, but I know they cannot be there to protect me at all times.” If voters approve the ordinance, downtown cameras will have some restrictions. According to city documents, the cameras must be conspicuous, capture images only in areas in public where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy and the cameras will
not capture audio without court authorization. Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Wade said the downtown cameras were not a silver bullet to reduce crime in the downtown area. “The defining issue for me, is not the privacy issue or civil rights, it is what we lose if we buy the camera service,” Wade said. “The expense would be $50,000 every year we contract the service. The cameras don’t work to predict crime. They don’t increase public safety.” Columbia citizen Larry Bossaller said safety overrides privacy concerns. “I’m stunned by the controversy here,” Bossaller said. “It’s a no brainer. Human life is worth more than anything.”
High profile cases summon CPD detectives Lyndsie Manusos News Editor A high number of Columbia Police Department detectives have been summoned to testify in local jury trials recently. CPD spokeswoman Jessie Haden said detectives and officers have frequently been called to court, but the number of trials is not indicative of a crime trend. “The jury trials are the least likely scenario but they are high profile cases so they get a lot of attention,” Haden said. “The trials use a lot of CPD resources.” Haden also said CPD has been involved with a few robbery trials and the occasional homicide case. Some of the recent high profile cases include the Grady Dortch trial and last week’s Horace Johnson trial. “Put all those together and that makes a busy fall,” Haden said. Boone County Prosecutor Daniel Knight said the prosecutor’s office has had six murder trials this year, and
five were tried in a 90-day time period. “I am positive that no other time in my 17 years have we tried five in a 90-day time period,” Knight said. Haden said forewarnings of when officers will be summoned to court fluctuate depending on the trial. For homicide trials, officers know months in advance when they’re going to testify. In other cases, officers will receive a summons to be in court just days away, Haden said. CPD Detective John Short said if there’s a jury trial, a lot of time is spent preparing to be summoned to court. “We have to manage our time,” Short said. Knight said there’s also a tremendous amount of preparation that goes into the cases and with the amount of high profile cases, it can put stress on the prosecutor’s office. “It has been a tough stretch but we’ve made it through pretty well,” Knight said. The police department can also be chaotic when detectives and officers are
getting subpoenaed to court. Short said when there is a homicide or robbery trial, at least five detectives can be summoned to testify. “The crew in here gets involved with almost every homicide trial,” Short said. “There are times when it does have an effect on how we do business.” Officers should review the case report because they might not remember everything, Haden said. Other preparations, like retrieving evidence from the property room in a timely fashion, are also encouraged. “Good report writing is very important,” she said. Short said the prosecutor’s office is pretty good in letting CPD officers know when they’re going to be testifying. If prosecutors aren’t sure when officers will be needed, they will put them on standby. “We work closely with the prosecutor’s office,” Short said. “And you bet, we like to see them win.” Knight said the prosecutor’s office has an excellent
working relationship with CPD and all Boone County law enforcement agencies. “It’s very important that we are able to communicate about any issues we might have,” Knight said. “We’re very fortunate to have that relationship with CPD.” Haden said the prosecutor’s office is very prudent and conservative in preparing their cases. “We know in our hearts that if they’re taking a homicide suspect to trial, they’ve done their homework and they’ve prepared a very good case,” Haden said. Short said dealing with trials and working on investigations can be stressful, especially with a lack of sleep. Because of the nature of some of the trials, Short said they try very hard not to let investigations or the trials affect them emotionally. “We really try not to make this stuff personal,” Short said. “It does not involve you as a person, it’s your job. Depending on the type of victimization that occurs, it can affect you.”
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The MU Police Department is investigating a civil assault that happened Sunday morning at Hitt Street Garage. Columbia Police MUPD Sgt. Ken Hammond said Columbia has a much higher clearance rate for assault than the national average.
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The MU Police Department is investigating an assault that happened at the Hitt Street Garage early Sunday morning. The assault is one of about 80 occurring in Columbia since November. MUPD Capt. Brian Weimer said officers were called to respond to an assault involving a male who was confronted by people he did not know, while walking from the library to his car. “The individuals yelled at him,” Weimer said. “He didn’t acknowledge them and he continued walking to his car.” Weimer said the victim did not report any injuries and refused medical treatment. The suspects’ vehicle was a medium sized dark blue SUV. The police have a possible license plate number, but have not released it due to the ongoing investigation, Weimer said. Law enforcement considers the
incident a simple assault. Weimer said officers analyze the situation and refer to guidelines in order to label an assault. According to the Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool Web site, aggravated assaults have decreased at MU since 2006. The site reported 10 aggravated assaults at MU in 2006, five in 2007 and six in 2008. The average number of aggravated assaults on Missouri campuses has risen since 2005, the Web site stated. In 2005, 60 aggravated assaults on Missouri campuses were reported, 70 in 2006 and 85 in 2007. Columbia Police Department Sgt. Ken Hammond said Columbia has a much higher clearance rate of assaults than the national average. The clearance rate is based on Uniform Crime Report statistics. — Rachel Allred, staff writer
Sheriff’s department ups holiday patrols This time of year, streets are soon to be clogged with snow and increased traffic enforcement by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. The sheriff’s department will be taking part in increased enforcement of impaired drivers from Dec. 7 to Dec. 13, a Boone County Sheriff’s news release stated. “We haven’t just been waiting until the holiday season to stop impaired driving,” Sheriff’s Department Major Tom Reddin said. “This has been going on all year.” According the news release, the office will be taking part in a statewide, weeklong effort to reduce drinking and driving. Officers and deputies will be working extra shifts “with the primary mission of identifying and removing impaired drivers from the roadways,” the release stated. The Missouri Department of Transportation will fund overtime pay for this. “Officers are always looking for (impaired drivers) while on patrol anyway,” Reddin said. “But this week there will be specific officers whose sole responsibility will be to
find those impaired drivers.” This year has seen 772 deaths due to impaired driving — a 12 percent decrease from 2008, the Web site stated. Reddin said increased enforcement is sometimes enough to decrease impaired driving, but the sheriff’s department is hoping to reduce numbers through education, media coverage and programs to raise public awareness of the consequences and fatalities that come from impaired driving. “You will see saturation patrols going around this week, where officers will patrol a certain area searching for impaired drivers,” Reddin said. “Another popular enforcement method is the checkpoint and you may even seen both at some points.” The department focused on the importance of group awareness of the problem. “We are all part of the solution,” the release stated. “It is never worth the risk to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.” — Eric Rees, staff writer
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
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John William "Blind" Boone's home, located at 10 N. Fourth St., has undergone renovations in an attempt to restore the landmark to its original condition.
Columbia woman helps restore Blind Boone Home ANGELA CASE Senior Staff Writer Lucille Salerno is motivated by music. Salerno, a strong force behind the effort to restore downtown Columbia’s John William “Blind” Boone Home, said her interest in the project was spurred by her lifelong love of ragtime music. When she was a child growing up in New York, Sunday afternoons in her home revolved around music, Salerno said. “My mother played, and my uncle played,” she said. “It was something I really didn’t even know I loved. I just loved it.” Salerno moved to Columbia in 1974 when her then-husband took a position on the faculty at MU. Salerno earned a doctorate from MU, worked for several local companies and retired — twice. After her second retirement, she returned as a volunteer for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Since 2005, she has worked as director of the institute. Adam Newman, who has worked with Salerno at the institute for two years, said she treats her co-workers like family. “She always goes out of her way to be very complimenting, almost to the point where I get embarrassed sometimes,” Newman said. “I’ve learned a lot from her about working with people. It’s been a great experience all around.” Salerno, who is married to “a very understanding husband” and has no children, said she likes to keep busy and does not plan to retire a third time. Salerno’s involvement with the Blind Boone Home stemmed from her longing to find something familiar after moving hundreds of miles away from home. “When I came to Missouri, of course it was quite a change, and I was missing a lot of things,” she said. “One of the things that made me feel more comfortable in this part of the world was the wonderful music that had been born here, that I already loved.” Salerno said it is important to preserve Boone’s legacy because his
ragtime pieces represented the marriage of European and African musical styles, leading to the development of jazz and other forms of American music. “Jazz is a scion of ragtime,” she said. “And it all happened here.” In an effort to promote Boone’s legacy in Columbia, Salerno founded the Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, which has been held every year since 1991. Lorah Steiner, executive director of the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Salerno is a very strong, committed person who makes things happen. “She’s been a passionate promoter of Blind Boone’s music,” she said. A few years after the inaugural festival, the then-owner of the Blind Boone Home announced plans to sell the house and offered a discount to anyone interested in renovating it. Salerno and a group of about 20 other Columbia residents from all walks of life teamed up to raise the money, and thanks to their efforts, the Columbia purchased the home Nov. 10, 2000. The John William Boone Heritage Foundation raised enough money to prevent the structure from sustaining further damage, but lacked funds to advance progress until 2008. At this time, the city, together with the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, was able to provide funds for the restoration and repainting of the Boone home’s exterior. “I had tears in my eyes when I saw it,” Salerno said. “I just couldn’t believe the transition.” Salerno credited Assistant City Manager Paula Hertwig Hopkins for the recent progress. “She’s the heroine in this story,” the always humble Salerno said. The foundation is launching a capital campaign in February that aims to raise $1 million to cover the restoration of the home’s interior. Salerno said the building would eventually become a museum complete with interactive exhibits and re-enactors who will educate visitors about Boone and his place in history. “It’s not going to be a small museum filled with stuffed furniture,” Salerno said. “It’s going to live.”
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The J school curriculum changes show progress The School of Journalism is working toward making various curriculum changes. The movement is coming from students, specifically a capstone project that includes the “Letters from Young Journalists” blog and Twitter page. The blog brings up an array of changes contributors would like to see, such as allowing students to take electives from sequences other than their own, eliminating the convergence sequence and incorporating convergence into each sequence, condensing History of American Journalism and Cross Cultural Journalism and improving News Writing. Most of these ideas are based on feedback from alumni and the thoughts of the students themselves. One change we find imperative is the idea of incorporating convergence projects into every sequence rather than making it an emphasis area. All students need to become familiar with the technology at the center of the changing climate of journalism, not just those enrolled in the convergence sequence. The changes students are asking to implement are important, productive and imperative to keep the Missouri School of Journalism ranked so highly. Faculty members have already begun to plan changes, such as replacing Career Explorations in Journalism with a useful multimedia class, Fundamentals of Multimedia, to be taken during a student’s sophomore year. We suggest creating a freshman class that allows for hands-on experience. It’s important to start with the ethics and principles of journalism, but not getting experience until the sophomore year is detrimental in the long run. Some might not realize they don’t want a career in journalism until gaining this real world experience during their sophomore year in News Writing and changing majors at that point in one’s college career runs the risk of delaying graduation. In addition, some students might get bored or frustrated with a class dealing solely with principles and drop journalism early on because so many classes deal with mere theories. Many of the changes students are pushing for will help graduates find jobs, and we’re excited the faculty is listening. Faculty members should rely on more than Twitter and a capstone project to get information. Talk to graduates. Talk to industry leaders. Continue talking to students, and implement the changes they call for in order to keep our journalism school ranked at the top in the nation.
IncludeMe MU needs to gather momentum Last year, IncludeMe MU was a force to be reckoned with. Its speeches, protests and diligence passed the gender identity non-discrimination clause through the student governments at MU in less than a year. Even if you didn’t support the movement, you saw it and you knew about it. This year, they hold meetings, but not much is getting done. Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Cathy Scroggs, Chancellor Brady Deaton, Missouri Students Association President Jordan Paul and IncludeMe MU President Erin Horth do not seem to be on the same page with the issue. There is obviously a lack in communication. The administration says it’s looking for more support before moving forward, so why aren’t students trying to rally more support? We think the administration has proved change is not implemented without a good strong push. So let’s push. Stop sitting idly at your meetings talking about things, and start lighting the fire you had last year. Call the schools and colleges at MU, get more student organizations to pass this, gauge the reaction of other schools and see what else you can do to quicken this process. It’s great MSA and other groups are working with IncludeMe MU, and more force will only help this pass, but this isn’t the time to drop the ball. According to last year’s survey, 82 percent of MU students are standing behind you and this important movement, so it’s important for you to continue your efforts.
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Hobbs has the wrong stuff Although I usually find Eric Hobbs’ columns to be factually mistaken and morally questionable, “Global warming the wrong focus” fell below the low standard I have already established for him. I’m sure that Mr. Hobbs would not admit this, but conservatives are rallying against global warming for one reason. Conservatives want to maintain the status quo regarding big business. An attempt to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases would change the dynamics of the energy industry, causing old players like Exxon to be hurt and allowing newer companies that are developing alternative energy sources to prosper. Because conservatives do not like to showcase their love for big business, they latch on any opposition to what is considered a scientific consensus that the world is warming for anthropogenic reasons. It appears that Mr. Hobbs has followed the GOP battleplan on global warming to a tee. I urge him and the Mizzou community to reconsider the idea that scientists are “spewing out nonsense” and that “all the evidence tells us our planet is getting colder”, and instead examine the evidence produced by scientists that makes it obvious that our world is indeed warming. — Zach Smith, senior
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Web sites lack old-school feeling Christina Stiehl firstname.lastname@example.org
In an age in which college courses can be taken entirely online and Cyber Monday replaced Black Friday for the biggest shopping day of the holiday season, our generation is supposed to embrace this technological trend and be the pioneers for an all-digital world. If you are a journalism student, I’m sure you’ve heard at least a dozen times that the print field is on a declining slope to extinction. Thanks to the Internet, most consumers disregard print newspapers and magazines in favor of their online counterparts. The appeal of these Web sites is obvious. They offer much more than standard print publications can, such as up-tothe-minute reports, links to other sites with more information and the ability to reach a worldwide audience. Not that I’m complaining much; most of my friends and family members who read this column wouldn’t have had access to it if it wasn’t for The Maneater’s online Forum section. Aside from news-related publications,
even the most popular celebrity gossip and fashion magazines have a solid Web readership. I find myself reading Vanity Fair and Vogue online more than in print, and why not? As a college student with limited funds, I can read the same articles and look at the same photos for free. Perhaps the most difficult digital movement for me to embrace is the invention of e-book readers, such as the nook by Barnes & Noble. By purchasing this gadget, consumers can download more than a thousand books, newspapers and magazines to read on its (approximately) 7-by-4-inch screen. With access to more than a million titles and its mobility, the nook is one of the hottest gifts of the Christmas season. Thanks to these innovations, we’re stuck in sort of an awkward limbo where we can still acquire print books and other publications, yet we can just as easily download them online. Newspapers and magazines are slowly evolving to Web sites only, and I’m afraid the complete digitalization of books is not far behind. Although it is up to us which method we prefer, we will eventually have no choice but to gain all of our literature digitally. Although I hope that full transition never happens in my lifetime, I am terrified
to think about a completely paperless world. What will happen to bookstores? Libraries? And if our textbooks go all digital, what will we do without the cash we receive during book buyback week? Even if it is only 10 percent of what we paid in the first place, it is still beer — er — gas money. Call me old-fashioned, but I love the feeling of holding a newspaper in my hands and reading the oversized pages at my leisure. I like the antique smell of library books and looking at the glossy layouts of magazines. I like my personal collection of books, despite how small it is. And I don’t know about you, but I would feel extremely uncomfortable bringing an expensive technological gadget to the pool just to read the latest Dan Brown novel. The environmentally conscious part of me agrees this movement will definitely cut back on the obscene amounts of paper we use and don’t bother to recycle. But I don’t believe a few extra trees and free space in the landfills will make up for the cultural loss of reading the classics the way they were meant to be read: on paper. After all, most of the old Nancy Drew novels I read growing up were my mom’s.
Internet making art a democracy ChaToyya Sewell email@example.com
Anytime I flip channels on TV, I realize how right Andy Warhol was. We all have heard the famous saying, “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” In the current entertainment landscape, it seems more unlike the ramblings of an eccentric artist and more like prophecy. What does it mean for us when entertainment more often than not resembles fast food than the delicacy of artistic integrity? Before this devolves into nostalgic moralizing, I do not think bad entertainment is a new entity or somehow created by 21st century consumer culture. There has always been poorly-executed sensationalist art works, novels, etc. I do feel in the business of entertainment, it is easier to receive funding for another reality show than a slow paced, character-driven masterpiece. So what does this say about our future as a society? To me, it’s scary, almost dystopian — a place where the stereotypes used to sell reality characters are accepted and internalized by those seeking some big break. It’s a place where the philosophical themes of art and questions about the humanity of us all are lost between masterful editing and contrived fighting. It’s not pretty. Reality television is not in the business of accurately portraying people. Instead, the full human range of personality is shrunk into bite-size morsels, a mixed hors d’oeuvres tray of stereotypes and tropes. Clearly, reality TV does not function on its own, it responds to a need within our society for something quick and easy, something that does not stretch our perceptions but reinforces them. And as it reinforces the relationship between TV programming and the audience, it becomes cyclical. It goes like this: The tropes within shows reinforce the tropes within society raising another generation to believe these falsehoods only to have them reinforced
ILLUSTRATION BY CHELSEA MYERS once again. And so on and so forth. There is a bit of variety to television’s offerings, but it is dwindling. For every “Flavor of Love,” “Rock of Love” and “Jersey Shore,” there is only one “Mad Men.” Reality television, like videogames, cannot be the scapegoat for all our societal woes, but when you hear a female character spout, “They’re like sluts, and sluts are supposed to be abused,” on primetime you have to wonder about the nefarious messages we are sending and listening to (courtesy of “Jersey Shore” on MTV). Yet the tunnel does contain a light. With the rise of fast and easy entertainment came the rise of the Internet. Where before upstart filmmakers were reliant on personal income and private benefactors to make films, now anyone with access to a basic camcorder can produce a short film.
The Internet has begun the process of democratization of the arts. (We must remember this is not completed because it must be remembered that most in the world cannot even afford that camcorder.) Without the weight of benefactors and investors to impress, some artist can put his or her pieces out there without fear of censorship. They don’t have to worry about not adhering to the socially acceptable. Instead, we get a variety of self-produced art that can be nothing but good. And though the Internet is weighed down with crap, once in a blue moon, you can strike upon a gem. That homemade music video on YouTube, that blog that makes your day, something — anything that hints the arts are not dead. That they might very well survive this.
Keep the trays I never liked the idea of trayless dining. Maybe because I like having a tray in order to ensure I make only one trip to get food. Maybe because I like being able to easily carry silverware, my glass of water and my food without hassle. Or maybe it is because I like having an easy way to return my dishes after I am finished eating. No matter the reason, I was clear when I voted in a survey last year in my opposition to trayless dining. I guess the Residence Halls Association did not hear the other overwhelmingly “nay” voters and me because it decided to ignore our voices and opinions and try trayless anyway. It makes perfect sense because if we were already opposed to the idea, forcing us to deal with trayless dining would definitely change our minds. Nevertheless, RHA persevered. Now, with trayless week over, Residential Life has issued a survey that intends to again seek out how people feel about trayless dining. For those of you who have yet to take the survey, allow me to explain. The question reads, “Given preceding data and your personal experience, would you be in favor of Campus Dining Services officially going trayless on a permanent basis?” A chart detailing the amount of food saved during the trial week precedes the question. What it really should say is, “Given the university’s relentless pursuit of trayless dining, is this the point where you finally break and say ‘Fine! Take away my trays!’ and realize your voice only matters if it agrees with RHA?” If the university truly wanted to know what respondents think of trayless dining and if the statistics would sway them, then it should have asked the question first with absolutely no statistics, given respondents would already have an opinion after experiencing trayless dining. Then the university should have provided the numbers and asked if knowing the information changed their minds. I have questions for RHA. Although RHA has attempted to answer some of these questions, none of the answers were satisfactory. First, what does RHA plan to do about the tray return belts? Many can only accommodate trays and not plates, glasses or silverware. What is RHA going to do to change that and where will they get the money for the change? So far, RHA’s best solution is to leave trays by the tray return. But what will keep people from just using the trays to get food in the first place? Does this not defeat the purpose of trayless dining? Also, what about ADA people? RHA said it will provide trays “upon request” to those who need them or demand them. RHA is asking ADA students to go out of their way to get something they inherently need. And what if everyone demanded a tray? My problem is not it can’t answer these questions to our satisfaction, but despite these obvious problems in its plan, it still insists on blindly moving forward toward trayless dining. The best military generals were the ones who knew when to retreat. Unfortunately for RHA, the more it pushes trayless dining, the more I hate the idea, no matter the statistics they throw at me. I have made my opinion abundantly clear. Until it provides compelling answers to our questions, including what motivates it to insist on pushing this now inane issue, it would do well to leave this subject alone. Those opposed (and there are a lot of us) will only get more vocal from here.
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‘Fox’ shows fantastic heart In another year crowded with giant robots and gimmicky 3-D, one unexpected trend has held its own at the multiplex: grown-up movies for kids (or are they kids’ movies for grown-ups?) Three of the year’s finest, “Up,” “Where the Wild Things Are” and now “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” have managed to capture children of all ages with wit, innovative visuals and thematic exploration running the gamut of death and loneliness, all things sometimes considered too mature for children. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” writer and director Wes Anderson’s effervescent stop-motion animation romp takes the Roald Dahl children’s book and cleverly adds a dash of sentiment and droll humor. The result is an undeniably Andersonian balancing act of fun and dysfunction in a family so unconventional, they’d weird out Movie: 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' the Tenenbaums. Director: Wes Anderson Mr. Fox (voiced Featuring: George by the ever-charming Clooney, Meryl Streep, George Clooney) has Jason Schwartzman and promised wife Felicity Bill Murray Rating: PG (the wonderful Meryl Running Time: 1 hour, Streep) to leave a life 27 minutes of larceny to be a father 4 out of 5 and a newspaperman. Twelve fox years pass, and the cunning Mr. Fox is frustrated raising his uncoordinated, anti-social son Ash (an uncannily-restless Jason Schwartzman) and writing a widely-unread newspaper column. His mid-fox-life crisis leaves him itching for one last heist, and he sets his sights on three conglomerate farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Fox, with the help of the bumbling opossum Kylie (Wallace Wolodarsky), robs the farms, angers the farmers and spurs a coup de fox-hole. The ensuing hi-jinks are par the course in an animated tale about a mischievous fox, but Anderson has infused “Fox” with a surprisingly poignant punch. As Mr. Fox reaches for something fantastic, his son Ash is reaching for his approval. The awkwardly “different” boy’s struggles only worsen when his visiting cousin Kristofferson garners his uncle’s attention with his natural athletic ability. Anderson, who has made a career of concocting whacky family dynamics in films, such as “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “The Darjeeling Limited,” has somehow found in these stopmotion foxes his most sincerely emotive and believable gang of weirdos. Although Wes Anderson might be growing up, he is certainly not growing out of his stylistic signatures. Despite the film’s whimsical and often visually impressive stop-motion technique, Anderson somehow brands “Fox” with his trademark shots, montages and musical sequences. Although diehard devotees of the director’s work will likely leave the theater happy, the claymation visual style and childishly adult humor (characters in this world love the phrase “what the cuss!”) might alienate some moviegoers. Like this fall’s “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is not for every child or even every adult. The humor is not as cheap as Disney, and the characters have more depth than some adult characters found in live-action kid flicks. Still, if you’re willing to imagine out-of-thebox, there are some real treasures to be found in “Fox.” Aside from the lovely voice acting and animation, there is a real heart that is, well, cussing fantastic.
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Storefronts come to life EMILY WILLROTH Staff Writer
The Black Friday of Columbia holiday shopping, the annual Living Windows Festival, brought swarms of holiday gift buyers downtown. Instead of underpriced electronics and Tickle Me Elmos, attendees scooped up cutesy gifts and free cookies. Witty pop culture references, such as “Lady Gaga for Christmas” stood side-by-side Santa and his elves in the windows of Columbia businesses, inviting customers in for holiday gift shopping or to simply enjoy the festivities. For fashion merchandising students at Stephens College, the festival was an opportunity to put what they’ve learned all year into action, working hand-inhand with shop owners to create and put on attractive window displays. Stephanie LaHue, fashion merchandising and display professor at Stephens, had her students volunteer to help stores create enticing displays. This year, the students played part in seven displays throughout downtown. “The festival gives students hands-on experience formulating themes and ideas and carrying them out,” LaHue said. When creating themes for the window displays, the stu-
dents considered elements learned in LaHue’s classes, such as composition, entertainment and creativity. “Everything we learned in class, we hoped was portrayed in our windows,” student Jaimie Link said. Link’s display in front of Calhoun’s Accent Furnishings and Accessories, “A Holiday Tea Party,” featured a scene straight from a little girl’s play date. Props included toys and stuffed animals from the group’s own childhoods as well as tea sets and books that could be purchased inside the store. “We tried our best to emulate the image of the store, including Calhoun’s merchandise in our display, while still keeping with a holiday theme,” Link said. Calhoun’s display escaped the confines of the store’s window front — Stephens students Alexandra Widel and Link dressed in floor length princess gowns, sipped tea outside the store. Unique from other displays, featuring silent or scripted actors in the store windows, the girls were able to make the display an interactive experience for spectators. “It was all about being social and especially making the little kids feel like a part of the display,” Link said. “I think that’s what the festival is all about.” As well as providing
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Children join in the living displays in the windows of Makes Scents on Friday on Ninth Street. The Living Windows Festival featured designs by fashion students at Stephens College. valuable experience for the Stephens’ students, the event helps storeowners get customers inside their doors. Crowds of eager holiday shoppers, excited young children and other onlookers teem the streets of downtown to see the displays and enjoy the holiday celebrations. “It’s fun for Columbia to have a kick start for the holidays, and it brings in a lot of traffic,” Elly’s Couture manager Amanda Schubring said. Despite the traffic the festival attracts, the night rarely brings in large revenues for storeowners. It is simply an opportunity for patrons to start considering store’s merchandise as gift possibilities. “We’ve eaten a lot of
cookies tonight, but I can’t say we’ve bought anything,” attendee Emily Minkel said. Another perk for participating business owners are the prizes awarded to the best displays. Judges give points in categories, such as the spirit of Christmas, most humorous and strutting your stuff (best display of merchandise). The overall winner receives free advertising in the Columbia Tribune. This year’s winner was My Secret Garden’s Chinese New Year-themed display created by LaHue herself. The display featured a Chinese dragon, worn by several actors, romping around the sidewalk in front of the store, free fortune cookies for onlookers and Chinese zodiac information.
Link tracks entertaining path through Hyrule BRYAN EDELMAN Staff Writer
Nintendo DS takes a different route with this classic archetype. Instead of sitting back Princesses are the laziest monarchs in the virtual and letting the world go to hell, Princess Zelda world. Despite having the previ- gets off her ass and takes ous knowledge of how their a role in Link’s journey in pursuers broke through the friendliest, ghostliest their castle’s defenses, way possible: by possessing they always get captured. iron-clad Phantoms (like Casper, if he were Despite all their useful). servants and Thanks to guards, they just some new stereocan’t keep a single baddie out. GAME REVIEW typical baddies Game: 'The Legend of in Hyrule, Zelda Then, they have Zelda: Spirit Tracks' to wait to get Platforms: Nintendo DS loses her body rescued because Genre: Action/Adventure and drifts around with only one perthey can’t escape Publisher: Nintendo Nintendo son able to hear on their own Developer: Release Date: Dec. 8 her (it sounds (sounds like good 4.5 out of 5 like every Carrot grounds for a Top standup). sexism lawsuit). Whether your princess If you discount the gloriis in another castle or you ously painful CD-I games have to jump through time “The Wand of Gamelon” and space and befriend a and “Zelda’s Adventure,” frog knight while rescuing this actually marks the her, there is always some first time in the main series poor sap charged with Zelda is a usable character. It’s almost a give-in retrieving that damsel in to say this game borrows distress. “The Legend of Zelda: heavily from the franchisSpirit Tracks” on the es’ previous DS entry, “The ~~~~~~~~~~
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass,” but it actually does a great job of improving where its older brother dulled. In many ways it’s just an extension of the “Phantom Hourglass” formula with better results. It’s basically the same game with a greater story, better 3-D graphics, less annoying backtracking (though this is still present) and a train instead of a boat for traveling around the world map. Link gets some awesome new weapons and enhancements to his shiny new spiritual equivalent of Thomas the Tank Engine to help keep things interesting. Like the last time around, the controls are a stylusonly affair with one hand holding the dual-screened behemoth; it worked in “Phantom Hourglass” and it works here (unlike crappy games for the handheld like “Moon” and “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare”). There is also great use of the built-in microphone that enriches the game-
play. Unsurprisingly, in addition to the ocarina and recorder among others in the “Zelda” series, Link can apparently play another musical instrument: the Spirit Flute. It really adds another depth to the varying puzzles the series is known for throwing at players, and there sure are a lot of them. The long-distance traveling is more streamlined but still gives some explorative qualities, the bosses are bigger and the puzzles are more satisfying. If you missed out on “The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass,” you should just skip it and get on the “Spirit Tracks” train because plainly, it’s just a better, more polished experience. Don’t let the fact the game starts you in a conductor’s uniform fool you. Although Link dons unfamiliar duds and is pimping a new locomotive ride, this is a “Zelda” game through and through. It’s like George Carlin in the PBS program “Shining Time Station:” it’s all for show.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Gameday with Gerstner
Matt Gerstner Sports Columnist
Weighing in on Mangino’s exit Mark my words: This Mark Mangino fiasco is far from over. Regardless of whether you wanted him to leave, he’s gone. So there’s only one thing left to do: write a column about it. This impacts Missouri football and fans. If your rival school dumps its coach, obviously it’s going to have some kind of effect. But the difficult part is figuring if it’s good or bad. Pro No. 1: Well, let’s face it: With quarterback Todd Reesing, wide receivers Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe, and The Fat Man gone, Kansas won’t be a viable threat for at least two or three years. It’s going to be bad — New Jersey Nets bad. And that’s a good thing for Missouri fans because next to seeing the Jayhawks lose in the final seconds, seeing them get blown out is what the Italians call bella. Con No. 1: Believe it or not, there is a downside to the Jayhawks sucking. And that comes on the money side. The Border War is, wrongfully so, disrespected on the national stage, taking back seats to Michigan-Ohio State, Oklahoma-Texas, and Oregon-Oregon State. Why? No BCS implications. The year it did, it was the hottest ticket in the country. But now that both teams have fallen from grace a little, it’s lost its national draw. Pro No. 2: Although it might have been through money, Mangino got the Jayhawks to the Orange Bowl and other bowls, something they had only seen on television before he got there. Now that he’s gone, KU fans can’t hold that over Missouri fans anymore. Anytime a Hawker mentions the Orange Bowl, just say, “Yeah, and then you got rid of the coach that got you there. Smart move.” Con No. 2: KU fans are just going to go back to basketball, their bread and butter. The Tigers always have the possibility of beating the Jayhawks on the hardwood here in Columbia. But in Lawrence, Kan., it’s hell. They’ll always have the history on us in basketball. It doesn’t matter how many times we beat them; they will always go back to basketball to hold over our head. It’s just human nature. Pro No. 3: No more money having to go to infrastructure reinforcements to hold his weight when he comes to town. Con No. 3: No more fat jokes. That’s depressing. Pro No. 4: We avoid any rampages in the locker room after a game. Mangino won’t be there to yell and scream, so nothing from him. He also won’t be able to take it out on his players by degrading them and poking them in the chest; therefore, we avoid any mental breakdowns from the players, which is just good for society in general. Con No. 4: Although it’s highly unlikely, KU has an opportunity to get a good coach out of this. The athletics department has set its sights high, eyeing Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh and Skip Holtz of East Carolina, the son of that old guy on ESPN who always sounds like he has a dental siphon in his mouth. Why any one of those guys would want to leave for Kansas, I have no idea, but I guess there’s a chance for everything.
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Bouchard backs successful weekend SEAN LEAHY Sports Editor Missouri’s Dominique Bouchard got some work done for the women’s swimming and diving this weekend. Bouchard took first in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke as the Missouri men and women won the three-day Mizzou Invite. With the win, the Tigers ran their win streak to three meets. A freshman from North Bay, Ontario, Bouchard set a Mizzou Invite record Saturday in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.76. The time was .02 seconds short of the school record. Bouchard followed up her performance Saturday with another Mizzou Invite best Sunday in the 200-yard backstroke. Her time of 1:55.55 put her ahead of teammate junior Lauren Lavigna, who finished second with 1:57.53. “I was not really expecting anything,” Bouchard said. I really wanted to swim fast and whatever was going to happen, happened.” Bouchard also finished third in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:03.92. Lavigna held her own in the backstroke, taking third in the 100-yard race with a time of 55.29.
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Missouri freshman Dominique Bouchard and junior Lauren Lavigna placed well in the backstroke this weekend. 100-yard backstroke 1. Bouchard: 54.76 2. Jamie Martinez (Arizona State): 55.13 3. Lavigna: 55.29 200-yard backstroke 1. Bouchard: 1:55.55 2. Lavigna: 1:57.53 3. Martinez: 1:58.72 MAURA HOWARD/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
“For me, I was pretty happy with how I swam for where I am right now,” Lavigna said. “To go close to a best time halfway through the year is good for me.” The junior is looking forward to what she and Bouchard can do later in the season. “It’s going to be exciting to see what we can do at the end of the year together,” Lavigna said. The Missouri women totaled 1,109.5 points and finished ahead of Arizona State by more than 300 points. Nebraska finished in third place. As for the Missouri men, junior Jordan Hawley finished up a strong weekend by winning the 100-yard freestyle and swimming in the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team. Hawley also won the 50-yard freestyle and participated in the victorious 400-yard medley
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Senior Kim Jasmer and sophomore Lisa Nathanson dive into the pool during the start of the 100-meter freestyle final Sunday at the Mizzou Invite. Both the men and women's teams claimed fist place at the three-day invitational. relay earlier in the weekend. The Tigers earned 1,171 points during the weekend and finished comfortably ahead of Drury and Southern Illinois. The conclusion of the Mizzou Invite begins a quiet period in Missouri’s schedule. The Tigers are off for a month until they get back in the pool for a meet against Missouri University of Science and Technology on Jan. 9. “Right now it’s kind of a decompression of a lot of meets we had and a lot evaluation will go on,” coach Brian Hoffer said. “What can we do to get better, and then we will
move on from there.” With an eye on the Big 12 Championships in late February, Bouchard said this is a time for the team to get some training in the books. “It’s a time to refocus and get a lot of yardage in and make sure that we’ll be ready for February,” Bouchard said. As for her good weekend, Bouchard said even that can be improved upon this upcoming month. “I was really happy with my race, but now its back to the drawing board to see what we can do to get better and stronger,” Bouchard said.
Missouri clips Oregon Ducks SEAN LEAHY Sports Editor Back home for the first time in more than a week and struggling with shooting problems, Missouri decided to dial long distance to snap its schnide. The Tigers shot 9 of 17 from 3-point land in the first half to build a 29-point lead and all but bury Oregon on their way to a 106-69 victory. After falling to Richmond and Vanderbilt its previous two games, Missouri broke its first two-game losing streak since the end of the 20072008 season and improved to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the Pac-10/Big 12 Hardwood Series. “We had one of those spurts, when the game was going back and forth, but I thought our guys really came in and moved the basketball, knocked down shots,” coach Mike Anderson said. “When you knock down shots, it makes things a lot easier.” Missouri finished the game hitting 14 of 29 attempts from 3-point land, compared to Oregon’s 4 of 18 beyond the arc. The Tigers got hot shooting 3-pointers from the start of the game, with senior
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Missouri’s 3-point shooting helped it pull away for a comfortable 37-point win over Oregon. Here are some of the Tigers’ individual 3-point shooting stats:
4 of 10 4 of 5 Junior forward Justin Safford: 2 of 2 Sophomore guard Kim English: 2 of 5 Junior guard Jarrett Sutton: 1 of 1 Sophomore guard Marcus Denmon: Senior guard Zaire Taylor:
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guard Zaire Taylor draining one for the game’s first points. Taylor ended the game hitting 4 of 5 3-point attempts and finishing with 16 points, one behind team leader sophomore guard Marcus Denmon, who also hit four 3-pointers. “Coach always says take the good shots, and those were the shots that were available,” Denmon said. “I’m confident to step in and be able to come in and knock some of those shots that are open looks that we are getting.” Denmon helped spark Missouri’s offensive outburst in the first half. The Tigers held a 12-8 lead eight minutes into the game before going on a 10-0 run. It was then Missouri turned on the afterburners and left Oregon in the dust.
Denmon hit three straight attempts from 3-point land and finished the half 4 of 6 from beyond the arc. “I just thought it was a team that was in a good place,” Oregon coach Ernie Kent said of Missouri. “They got into a good rhythm and they shot the ball extremely well.” Going into the game, the Tigers were having difficulty hitting any shots, let alone 3-pointers. After not getting higher than 43.3 percent from the field in its last three contests, Missouri shot 57.8 percent against the Ducks - a season high. “I thought the ball movement was better, great ball movement,” Anderson said. “Guys were knocking shots and finishing off plays.” The hot shooting helped Missouri reach the century mark in points for the second time this season, only two games removed from a season-low total of 52 against Richmond. The Tigers cooled off somewhat from 3-point land in the second half, with their percentage falling from 52.9 to 41.7, but the damage was already done. Oregon came out fast to start the second half, but Missouri’s big halftime
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Sophomore guard Miguel Paul tries to block the shot of Oregon guard Garrett Sim during the final seconds of the first half Saturday night at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers broke their two-game losing streak by beating the Ducks 106-69. lead kept the Ducks in Missouri’s rearview mirror. For Missouri, the game ended the same way it started. Junior guard Jarrett Sutton put the finishing touches on the victory by hitting a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in the game for Missouri’s last points.
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Missouri women’s basketball takes Ball State inside Missouri dominated with points in the paint after a dismal first half. JOHN MONTESANTOS Staff Writer After two weeks on the road, the Tigers returned to Mizzou Arena for a victory over Ball State on Saturday. After a dismal first half by both squads, Missouri went on a run in the second half and controlled the paint en route to the 66-55 win. With the Cardinal defense keying on senior forward and leading scorer Amanda Hanneman on the outside, the door was opened for Missouri’s post scorers. Senior forward Shakara Jones earned her second double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and senior forward Jessra Johnson led all scorers with 18 points. The duo dominated inside, grabbing 10 offensive rebounds between them and scoring the majority of Missouri’s 46 points in the paint. “We had a great inside presence,” coach Cindy Stein said. “I think our post-play was phenomenal tonight. Hats off to them on looking to attack inside.” This presence was not seen early, as both teams crawled
out of the gate and each shot 3 of 13 from the field in the first eight minutes. Once the shots started falling, it was a back-and-forth battle fueled by the post work of Johnson and Jones for Tigers and the 3-pointers of senior guard Audrey McDonald for the Cardinals. Missouri was down 27-26 at halftime, and Stein said she needed her team to “calm down” and focus. “We were rushing things so much in the first half,” Stein said. “We’ve been building these big leads in some of these games, and I think we were trying to do that in one possession.” After a few lead changes to start the second, the Tigers went on a 13-0 run midway through the half. Down 42-38 with 13 minutes to play, Missouri capitalized on Ball State turnovers and took a nine-point lead. Stein attributed the run to hustle plays and energy, both of which came from junior guard RaeShara Brown. “In almost every game that we need a run, she starts it offensively,” Stein said of Brown. “She pushes us to run the floor and makes the defense have to play her. She did a great job getting us going.” Brown created opportunities for herself and her fellow Tigers, earning three trips to the free throw line and dishing out a game-high seven assists. She said she values playing with
CARRYING THE LOAD
Here are senior forward Jessra Johnson’s and junior forward Shakara Jones’ combined stats compared with the rest of Tigers. Johnson/ Jones
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energy and keeping the team pumped over any statistic. “When you get excited, your teammates get excited too,” Brown said. “They want to join in on the fun. I thought the run was a big momentum swing for us, and I was just enjoying the moment.” After the run, Missouri matched every Cardinal basket in the final minutes to hold on for the win. As Johnson and Jones dominated the box score, sophomore forward Christine Flores also added 10 points in her first big game of the season. Injuries to both ankles have held her back in the past, but she is working to put them behind her. “I needed confidence,” Flores said. “My teammates helped me out a lot on that. Just getting my head back in the game, basically, and not focusing on injuries.” The Tigers will travel to take on Bradley on Tuesday.
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Junior forward Shakara Jones reaches for a rebound during the first half of Saturday's game against Ball State at Mizzou Arena. Tied up for most of the first half the Tigers scored 40 points during the second half to bring them a 66-55 victory over the Cardinals.
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Junior guard RaeShara Brown attempts to make a basket during the second half against the Ball State Cardinals on Friday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers were victorious against Ball State with a 66-55 win.
Missouri makes it count in the second half The Tigers’ shooting percentage rose in the second-half. EMILY DURFEY Staff Writer The Missouri women’s basketball team resumed regular season play Saturday as it defeated Ball State 66-56 at Mizzou Arena. Although the team got off to a slow start in the first half of the game, the Tigers came out strong in the second half and held on for the victory. “I felt like it was a game that we rushed things in the first half,” coach Cindy Stein said. “We calmed down a lot in the second half.” Before Thanksgiving break, the team suffered a loss to Memphis on Nov. 18, after holding a 17-point lead at the end of the first half. At the time, Stein said the game featured two different halves, and the Tigers would have to work on bringing intensity in both halves due to poor play in the second half of games. During the break, the Tigers played in the Seminole Classic in Tallahassee, Fla., which featured a matchup against ninth-ranked Florida State. During the game, the Tigers were down by 11 points with approximately nine minutes to play in the half. Although they ultimately lost the game 73-66, the Tigers fought back and cut the deficit to one point during the second half. Against Ball State, the Tigers got off to a slow start. The team shot 33.3 percent from the field, and Ball State took a one-point lead into the locker room at the half. During halftime, Stein drew up a play in order to give the Tigers motivation to start the second half, which was designed for senior guard Amanda Hanneman to execute a 3-point shot. She made the basket, which gave the Tigers a 29-27 lead. Ball State went on to score the
SECOND HALVES STRONG In their first two regular season games, the Tigers were outscored by a large margin by their opponents in the second half. In the last two games, the Tigers have turned it around and outscored their opponents in the second half. Scoring difference in first two regular season games
Scoring difference in last two games
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next eight points until senior forward Marissa Scott hit a field goal to cut the score to 35-32. The teams exchanged baskets until senior forward Jessra Johnson hit a basket that sparked a 13-point scoring run by the Tigers, and the team never relinquished its lead. During the second half, Missouri shot 58.6 percent in field goal shooting (hitting 17 of 29 shots) and also shot 60 percent in 3-point shooting as opposed to 14.3 percent in the first half. Johnson scored 10 of her 18 points, and Hanneman scored all six points in the second half. Scott added all her points in that half as well. Stein said the success in the half came from paying attention to offensive movement. “They did a better job of setting screens,” Stein said. “They did a good job of picking them apart. Our movement was better in the second half as well.” Junior RaeShara Brown said play at both ends of the court helped spark the Tigers in the second half. “In the first half, our offense wasn’t creating a lot, and we had to find some way to score,” Brown said. “We couldn’t have two dead halves of not scoring. We came out more intensely on defense, and that created our offense.” Junior forward Shakara Jones said there was personal motivation in the second half for the team. “Our intensity in the second half picked up,” Jones said. “We worked harder because
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