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Columbia, Missouri • Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vol. 77, No. 10

Student leaders take on diversity issues AMANDA CAPUA Staff Writer


President Barack Obama speaks on the telephone during a conference call with students from various college publications in the Oval Office on Monday. The call provided college journalists the opportunity to ask the president questions, most of which related to higher education.

Obama talks student debt, affordability in conference call SAMANTHA SUNNE Senior Staff Writer In a conference call Monday with several college publications, including The Maneater, President Barack Obama expressed his intention to make college more affordable and help students graduate without debt. Obama said he wants to

increase financial aid funding, investigate the rising costs of public universities and keep in place a change in health care policy that allows people to stay on their parents’ insurance plan until age 26. “All of those things can be helpful in moving us forward, but the single most important thing I’ve got to do is make sure that we get this economy back

Honors College Director Stuart Palonsky will be stepping down from his post at the end of the academic year. Palonsky will be staying on as a professor within the College of Education, where he will be teaching language and writing. He also plans to continue to teach courses within the honors humanities sequence. “We won’t be saying bye permanently,” Honors College Associate Director Julie Melnyk said. In preparation for the change, MU will gather a committee to conduct a review of the Honors College

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and the programs it supports. Professor John McCormick and Gary Smith, director emeritus of enrollment management, will lead the committee, but the rest of the committee has not been selected. The review committee will have their report and recommendations finalized by March 1, and then an interim director will be appointed to the Honors College. The interim director will focus on the short term goals identified through the review and will begin serving June 1. They will work with Palonsky through Summer Welcome to define and clarify the goals of see HONORS, page 6

see DIVERSITY, page 6

on track,” Obama said. He said his three priorities regarding education are to make it affordable, ensure that it prepares students for the jobs of the future and to assist students in graduating. Obama said, starting in 2014, student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of a persee OBAMA, page 6

Honors College director plans to resign at end of academic year MEGAN HAGER Reporter

Several student leaders have joined together to address diversity on campus with a goal to unify students through education about the different minorities that make up MU. “Our goal is to coordinate with the office of the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative to get diversity up,” Legion of Black Collegians President Lisa White said. MU Chief Diversity Officer Roger Worthington and Missouri Students Association President Tim Noce called the original meeting of the student leaders three weeks ago. Noce said the group is already looking into some aspects of diversity initiatives but that, in

some cases, it could take time before any results are seen. Noce said leaders from Four Front, the Legion of Black Collegians, the Asian American Association and the Graduate Professional Council were all present at the first meeting. Other groups have been invited to participate in the upcoming meetings. At the first meeting, those present discussed the upcoming Diversity Summit. The Diversity Summit, a two-day event of workshops and panels, begins Oct. 20 and ends on the evening on Oct. 21. Four Front Co-Chairperson Kiran Kaur said the purpose of the summit is to discuss student involvement with diver-

HONORS COLLEGE Honors College Director Stuart TIMELINE Palonsky has served in his position for 20 years.

1990: The Honors College Community Involvement Program was created. 1990: Palonsky began as Honors College Director. October 2003: Faculty Council discussed the idea of moving the Honors College into its own academic unit. November 2004: Honors College received a $300,000 gift for a minority student scholarship. December 2005: MU Honors Student Organization established. February 2010: Honors College Ambassadors proposed new registration system for their students. September 2010: Palonsky announced he is stepping down. Source: Boone County Sheriff’s Department news release SPENCER PEARSON/GRAPHICS ASSISTANT


Sophomore Daniel Slominski studies on his laptop Monday in Ellis Library. The library now offers a texting service that allows students to send questions to the library from their phones.

Students can "Ask a Librarian" via text ALLY MCENTIRE Staff Writer The Ask a Librarian program is offering a new service allowing students to text questions to MU libraries to get quick answers. The service began this summer, but with the beginning of the fall semester, there has been some increase in its use and people’s awareness of the program. Students text “askmu” to 66746 to ask a question which is sent to a librarian at Ellis Library and answered via text.


All that jazz

Listen to The Maneater's Word on the Street podcast for student reaction on Columbia's increase in sobriety checkpoints.

The MU jazz program celebrated the release of its first CD, Vertigo, Thursday evening at the Missouri Theatre. Arts, page 15

Students also have the option of texting “otto” to the same number to have their question answered by the Health Services Library. There is no limit to the number of questions a student can ask, but normal messaging rates charged by the carrier apply. “The system itself is very nice,” Ellis librarian Rhonda Whithaus said. “When a text message is received, it sends a message to the librarian’s e-mail, which includes a link see TEXT, page 6

'Fantastic Four' tailbacks Four Missouri football tailbacks reached the end zone Saturday in the Tigers' win against Miami of Ohio. Sports, page 19

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Events Calendar TUESDAY 28 Asperger’s Syndrome in Girls and Women 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. S204 (Memorial Union) The World of Philanthropy 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bengal Lair (Memorial Union)

WEDNESDAY 29 Celebrate Ability Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lowry Mall Bake Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. MU Student Center Comedy Wars 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Bengal Lair (Memorial Union)

THURSDAY 30 Noel P. Gist Seminar — The Heifer Project in Nicaragua and Thailand 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. N52 (Memorial Union) Celebrate Ability Reception 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Stotler Lounge (Memorial Union)

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Local sports medicine groups form fellowship Joyu Wang Reporter The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and the Columbia Orthopaedic Group are collaborating to develop a sports medicine fellowship program to provide treatment to MU athletes. The partnership was announced Sept. 24. “This agreement represents a huge step forward in forging a collegial relationship between our two orthopaedic groups,” Columbia Orthopaedic Group President Mark Adams said in a news release. The Columbia Orthopaedic Group, a private group, includes 27 physicians and has delivered orthopaedic care in the Midwest since 1965. The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute includes more than 20 university physicians. The collaboration of both sports medicine groups will enable development of a preeminent fellowship program, Adams said. The partnership will provide two strong fellowship training sites and provide MU athletes with the highest level of care, he said. “This partnership will place an increased emphasis on educa-

tion and research in the field of sports medicine and improve the care for the athletes at MU,” UM Health System Vice Chancellor Hal Williamson said in a news release. Williamson said combining the sports medicine expertise of these two organizations enables them to develop a preeminent sports medicine fellowship program and provide athletes with comprehensive patient care. “We think (the program) will help to provide more consistent and stronger health care to all MU athletes,” Athletics Department spokesman Chad Moller said. “The program is a great development that combines two highly respective and accomplished health care entireties together.” James Stannard, MU School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery chairman, along with Columbia Orthopaedic Group surgeon Patrick Smith, who has served the designated head team physician for MU athletic teams for 19 years, will take on the position as co-directors of the fellowship program. Smith and Stannard will assign a team physician to each of the MU athletics teams. According to the news release, work will begin immediately, in order to reach the organizations’

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Junior forward Justin Safford clenches his knee in pain after landing awkwardly from a jump Feb. 24 at Mizzou Arena. Physicians at both the Columbia Orthopedic Group and the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute have plans to develop a sports medicine fellowship to aid MU athletes in recovering from injuries. goal of gaining approval from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery by 2011 and admitting its first fellow, a licensed physician who has completed an orthopaedic surgery residency program

and is seeking additional specialty training, into the program by summer 2012. “The creation of a sports medicine fellowship at MU strengthens the academic reputation of

the University of Missouri and positions us to lead the way in advancements in the field of sports medicine,” Chancellor Brady Deaton said in a news release.

New res hall laundry system HALO pushes to to include text message alerts bring Pujols to MU The new service comes with a longplanned increase in laundry rates. Ana Stock Staff Writer Three years ago, the Residence Halls Association passed a resolution indicating that laundry prices were to increase in three years. Residential Life Director Frankie Minor said the rate change had been planned for a few years. When the laundry vendor, JETZ, originally proposed the idea of pairing the increase with a web-based texting service, Minor said Residential Life turned to RHA for student input on the issue. “RHA said they were willing to not add the web-based service to keep the rates low, but because the rates, which had not increased in many years, were going to go up no matter what, they decided that they would rather give students something to benefit them,” Minor said. Sophomore John Bryan said he thought the service sounded useful to people who don’t

want to spend an hour in the laundry room waiting for their clothes. “If it only raises the price by a quarter, I think it is a good idea,” he said. RHA was pretty partial to the idea as well. “You could be up in your room and check the website to see if any washers or dryers were open,” RHA President Rachael Feuerborn said. Minor and Rita Houg, Residential Life Assistant Director for Housing Operations, said a new system was originally scheduled to be operational before students arrived on campus, but has been pushed back due to technical delays. The new web-based system, LaundryView, will be implemented by Friday. The new system will be put into place in all of the campus residence hall laundry rooms so that students can view a graphic model of their laundry room and see how much time is remaining by scrolling over the washers and dryers. Houg said Residential Life is working with IT people from JETZ as well as MU’s Division of IT to resolve the technical problems with the system. The site is supposed to operate

as a graphical interface that shows available machines and the time remaining on each machine in use. The site also allows students to report problems with the machines. “Hudson is having some issues,” Houg said. “We cannot get the graphical view. The goal would be to figure out whether we can get the room rewired so that it works fine, but residence can still see the same information, it is just not as pretty of a picture.” The site is managed through the same system as the card readers currently in the laundry rooms and is intended to work with any wireless device on campus. The site also allows students to receive a text message reminder that their laundry is done. “ The texting will require you to enter in the laundry room code and the machine code and it will send you a text message when your laundry is finished,” Minor said. “Hopefully this will keep people from walking away and letting their laundry sit all day.” The system will not be available at extended campus housing sites.

The Hispanic American Leadership Organization is spearheading a drive to bring St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols to speak at MU . Pujols has played professional baseball for nine years and has racked up 14 different awards in his career, including National League Rookie of the Year in 2001 and National League Most Valuable Player in 2005, 2008 and 2009. HALO Vice President Ana Gutierrez said the organization has wanted to bring a famous figure to MU to show the popular and modern side of Hispanics. “He is a role model for people, Hispanics and people in general,” Gutiterrez said. “We wanted to bring a great role model and show the greatness of the Hispanic culture.” The organization has written Pujols two letters, one in English and one in Spanish, explaining their intentions and goals. The group is now coming up with an incentive to convince Pujols to speak at MU. “He doesn’t need the money,” Gutierrez said. “We need to give him a good cause to come here.” HALO is considering charging five dollars for anyone who wants to attend the event and donating the proceeds directly to the MU Thompson

Center for Autism and Nuerodevelopmental Disorders, Gutierrez said, to which Pujols often donates large amounts of money. HALO also created an event on Facebook, titled “Petition to Bring Albert Pujols to Mizzou” and already has 186 confirmed guests attending. HALO President Liz Reed said she hoped Pujols’ status would encourage students on campus to listen to his story and learn from it. “If we bring someone from the Latino community who is so well respected, people will listen,” Reed said. “We want him to tell his story of growing up in the Dominican Republic, immigrating to the United States and basically living the American Dream. We want people to know that most immigrants are like him.” Gutierrez said one of the main purposes of bringing Pujols to campus is to show the versatility of the Hispanic culture. “We want to do this to show the rest of campus that we are here, and we’re proud of who we are, what we come from and we want you guys to see that,” Gutierrez said. — Marie Mandelberg, staff writer


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NEWS and resisting arrest Michael J. Gojnur, 29, of 1816 E. Broadway Blvd., on suspicion of first-degree trespassing



the BLOTTER The following investigations are in progress, and the following people were arrested or issued summons, according to police reports.

MU Police Thursday, Sept. 23 Rusty J. Jarrell, 25, of 2010 S. College Ave., on suspicion of driving with a suspended driver’s license Andrew R. Wash, 18, of 1306 Rollins St. on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia Michael J. Caplan, 19, of McDavid Hall, on suspicion of resisting arrest and possession of alcohol by a minor Friday, Sept. 24 Philip J. Stelnicki, 19, of Schurz Hall, on suspicion of possession of alcohol by a minor and resisting arrest Sullivan R. Fox, 18, of Excellence Hall, on suspicion of possession of alcohol by a minor and resisting arrest Kayvan W. Carroll, 18, of Wolpers Hall on suspicion of possession of alcohol by a minor

Saturday, Sept. 25 Taylor A. Davis, 19, of 512 E. Rollins St. on suspicion of possession of alcohol by a minor Daniel W. Looten, 18, of 2309 Lichfield Drive, on suspicion of possession of alcohol by a minor Zachary B. Pestka, 18, of 166 E. Old Plank Road, on suspicion of possession of alcohol by a minor Zachary M. Dischiano, 19, of 24 E. Stewart Road, on suspicion of possession of alcohol by a minor — Amanda Del Buono, staff writer

Columbia Police Thursday, Sept. 23 Johnathan A. Cowherd, 34, of 1615 Woodrail Ave., on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Heather L. Harger, 17, of 4304 S. Bearfield Road, on suspicion of third-degree assault Garrett A. Hunt, 18, of Moberly, on suspicion of stealing Lauren B. Lutz, 22, of 3607 Berkshire Court, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated William L. Minner Jr., 26, of 802 W. Brown School Road, on suspicion of second-degree robbery Mary L. Morris, 18, of 2302 Whitegate Drive, on suspicion of tampering with a utility Jeremy J. Saxe, 23, of 101 S. Fifth St., on suspicion of first-degree trespass Nicholas J. Stanek, 19, of Moberly, on suspicion of stealing Christopher M. Conant, 24, of 1609 Telluride Court, on suspicion

of driving while intoxicated Tyler A. Korman, 24, of 3317 Sherwood Drive, on suspicion of disturbing the peace and resisting or interfering with arrest Logan M. Schlemmer, 19, of 5567 Pinehurst Lane, on suspicion of resisting or interfering with arrest Jennifer L. Weisbrod, 22, of 3910 Buttonwood Drive, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Friday, Sept. 24 Zachary S. Curry, 25, of 521 E. Hinton Road, on suspicion of stealing Danielle R. Matteson, 25, of Fulton, on suspicion of stealing Kyle R. Matthews, 18, of 5214 Flurry Drive, on suspicion of second-degree assault Courtney L. Miller, 25, of Mokane, on suspicion of stealing Alex R. T. Perkins, 18, of Hartsburg, on suspicion of possession of controlled substance Sara H. Price, 21, of 1511 Wilson Ave., on suspicion of possession of an open container Alex M. Sapp, 17, of Ashland, on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia Alison E. Schoenecker, 20, of 510 High St., on suspicion of possession of false identification and purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor Christopher M. Stocker, 21, of St. Louis, on suspicion of possession of an open container Robert Bratney, 21, of 903 N. West Blvd., on suspicion of nuisance parties prohibited Shannon Cantoni, 20, of Wentzville, on suspicion of purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor Caitlin E. Downs, 18, of Wentzville, on suspicion of purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Philip D. Grix, 22, of 903 N. West Blvd., on suspicion of nuisance parties prohibited Aaron H. Haden, 19, of Montgomery, on suspicion of possession of false identification and purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor Kelsey M. Hughes, 23, of 909 W. Ash St., on suspicion of nuisance in places open to public view Erika E. Kalb, 20, of Illinois, on suspicion of purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor Taylor L. Krones, 21, of 903 N. West Blvd., on suspicion of nuisance parties prohibited Christopher K. Wolf, 19, of 916 S. Providence Road, on suspicion of possession of false identification and purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor Saturday, Sept. 25 Devon R. Ashcraft, 23, of 1307 Whirlaway Court, on suspicion of second-degree assault Alyssa M. Logaglio, 19, of 1507 E. Broadway, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, possession of false identification and resisting or interfering with arrest Arianna Lynch, 19, of 1509 Ross St., on suspicion of possession of false identification and purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor Kelsie J. McKinney, 19, of 1003 Tiger Ave., on suspicion of deceiving a law enforcement officer, possession of false identification and purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor Sean A. Scheferle, 20, of 1621 Bold Ruler Court, on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia Kristen M. Bradley, 19, of Illinois, on suspicion of possession of false

identification Ashley M. Cox, 24, of 2808 Jacobs Place, on suspicion of armed criminal action and second-degree domestic assault Darius D. Hayes, 25, of 221 E. Clearview Drive, on suspicion of possession of less than 35 grams marijuana Luis Mendez, 20, of 2904 S. Rangeline Road, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances and third-degree assault Michael E. Nickell, 21, of 2900 Old 63 S., on suspicion of open container Brett A. Smith, 20, of Centrailia, on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault Sunday, Sept. 26 Tara E. Adams, 20, of 2308 Whitegate Drive, on suspicion of third-degree assault Andrey Martynyuk, 20, of 1505 Maple Leaf Drive, on suspicion of stealing Alyssa C. Smith, 22, of 2504 Oakmeadows Drive, on suspicion of stealing — Caitlin Jones, senior 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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Registration for RecSports sports up 7 percent Sally French Reporter The Student Recreation Complex completed registration for the fall semester RecSports this week, ending with a 7 percent increase in registration from last year. The Rec Center has registered 212 flag football teams, 83 indoor volleyball teams and 102 sand volleyball teams, for an overall increase of 28 teams from last fall. Registration for soccer and basketball is still open. Based on registration numbers, soccer, basketball and flag football prove to consistently be the most popular sports. But this year, volleyball is gaining popularity. “I think, in general, it is growing because it’s becoming more technical and intense, which is making it become more recognized as a real sport,” said Curtis Schultz, captain of the Sandy Cheeks corec volleyball team. “More women’s teams and co-rec teams signed up for indoor volleyball, and we have seen an increase in co-rec sand volleyball as well,” said Cindy Strine, Associate Director of Programs at the Recreation

Center. Because of the growing numbers, the center expanded the number of matches it is able to offer the volleyball leagues. “I chose to be a captain because I loved playing volleyball in high school for fun, so I got a team together to get involved in a little competition,” Schultz said. Strine said any student can form an open league team. Teams are made up of groups based on their groupings, such as residence halls, student organizations or Greek Life chapters. Additionally, Greek Life organizations request separate conferences from the open leagues, which include a Men’s Black Division and Men’s Gold Division in soccer, basketball and flag football. “All men are allowed to play in two of the three men’s divisions,” she said. “This allows them to play with different groups of people if they desire.” For sophomore Austin Ratzki, captain of the Delta Tau Delta volleyball team, Greek sports is more rewarding than participating in intramural sports. “It’s way more competitive than intramural sports,” he said.

He said it also encompasses more teamwork than regular intramural leagues, which he has played for in the past. “When the fraternity supports you, that’s the team aspect,” he said. “It’s not only playing for your teammates — you’re representing your house. That’s compared to when I played intramurals, which is kind of playing for yourself.” In addition to Greek Life, organizations like Evans Scholars, Brothers Under Christ, Delta Epsilon Chi and Campus Crusade have been active in RecSports. The four-week season of intramural sports is followed by two weeks of playoffs which the top half of the teams advance to. Strine said she believes RecSports draws teams of various skill levels and commitment. “Much of it depends on the attitude of the individual players and the communication among the team,” she said. “All leagues have competitive teams in them.” Registration for basketball and soccer closes Sept. 30. Students can register for intramural sports online at www.

Forsee suggests increase in tuition for 2012-13 Zach Murdock Associate Editor The UM system Board of Curators met Thursday and Friday in Springfield for the board’s first meeting of the academic year. Issue updates and the system’s financial situation dominated discussion over the course of the meetings. UM system President Gary Forsee began Friday morning’s meetings with an address focusing on the financial situation of the university system. The address centered on the development and analysis of shared service programs for the system and the financial progress that can be gained from streamlining back office processes across all four campuses. “We wanted to look at the most frequent back office processes to take a look at what could become a more efficient, share service product,” Forsee said. By cutting down on inefficient processes, the UM system can cut costs in the long run, Forsee said, but the system must maintain a focus on the quality of service provided. Chancellor Brady Deaton also addressed the curators Friday morning, highlighting enrollment issues and progress in student diversity and retention. Deaton addressed the future of enrollment, noting a decline in the projected number of Missouri high school graduates for the future and said the university is preparing for the future from a revenue standpoint. “We’re obviously looking ahead

here,” Deaton said. The university provided $110 million in financial aid to students this academic year, Deaton said, all of which came from the university budget through merit- and needbased scholarships and other forms of financial aid. In addition, 300 new, part-time student jobs were created this year, providing an addition $1 million in money going to students. Deaton touched on the universities’ attempts to make off-campus student housing options more inclusive with main campus, noting that students in off-campus housing are awarded the same opportunities with faculty and staff, and can make use of most on-campus facilities. MU Health System Vice Chancellor Harold Williamson highlighted the variety of grants awarded to the Health Care System, including four grants totaling more than $22.5 million awarded to the MU School of Medicine. Like other colleges in the university, Williamson said, enrollment in the School of Health Professions is up 128 percent since 2002, and the range of programs offered there continues to grow. “The transformation of the health sciences part of our campus is stunning,” Williamson said. The demolition of Cramer and Stafford residence halls was the beginning of the Patient Care Tower project, Williamson said, which includes the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and is slated to be completed by 2013. Betsy Rodriguez, UM system vice president for Human Relations,

presented Thursday an employee retirement plan project update to the board. Curators anticipate a 15 percent increase in payment plan premiums for certain staff benefits. There will also be additional dialogue between members of the committee and MU stakeholders, regarding changes to the retirement plan. In November, curators anticipate a committee report and a possible recommendation for changes at the December board meetings. Student leaders from all four UM campuses also made their presence felt at last week’s meetings. Missouri Students Association President Tim Noce, MSA Director of Student Services Kaitlin Oxenreider and UM-St. Louis Student Government Association President Dan Rosner said they wanted to show the board students are involved with the issues discussed at the meetings. “We’re trying to make our presence known and show that students care about the issues,” Noce said. Student government representatives from UM campuses work together as a part of the Intercampus Student Council, Noce and Rosner said. ISC is working with Student Representative to the Board Laura Confer, about issues to bring to future curators meetings. “We are working on things like student conduct and non-discrimination policies,” Noce said. ISC will continue to work on proposals to present to the board, but Noce said a proposal might not happen at the December curators meeting.

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Josh Travis, a RecSports referee and Missouri Students Association presidential candidate, demonstrates proper defensive moves to junior Chris Powell on Aug. 25 at Stankowski Field. The training was held before the Student Recreation Complex’s flag football season.

Gymnastics, Golden Girls get new facility Mengti Xu Reporter A groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction on a new Gymnastics and Golden Girls Practice Facility at 4:30 p.m. Friday behind Memorial Stadium. “We had an anonymous donor step forward who had an interest in helping the gymnasts and Golden Girls who made a significant donation that allowed this project to move forward,” gymnastics coach Rob Drass said. “We had searched long and hard for someone to help make our dreams a reality.” According to a news release, the facility will occupy 25,000 square feet and be divided into two parts. The gymnastics practice area will be 14,500 square feet, and the Golden Girls’ practice area will be 3,000 square feet. The completion of the facility is scheduled for August 2011. The ceremony included speeches from Drass, Athletic Director Mike Alden, representatives from The Konrath Group, Golden Girls Director Shannon Fry and current members of both the Mizzou Gymnastics and Golden Girls teams. Those in attendance were divided into different groups to take pictures at the location of the construction site, holding shovels to symbolize the start of the construction. Former members of the two teams were also invited to take pictures with current members. Drass said the facility will allow the gymnastics team to compete with the country’s top teams year after year.

“Right now we use the end of the indoor track as our practice space,” Drass said. “Our current practice space lacks the necessary soft landing pits that will be included in our new gym. We are very excited about the inclusion of the new pits.” Drass said the pits will allow the team to train better, and could be used as a tool for future recruiting. The Golden Girls will also use the facility. “The Golden Girls have held studio rehearsals at the Columbia Performing Arts Center,” Fry said in an e-mail. “Wednesdays and Fridays, they rehearse with the band at the band practice field. The new facility will allow me to set rehearsal times that work the best for us, instead of scheduling with an outside facility.” Fry said the team will now have the ability to work out or train at any time. “Their first priority is always supporting and cheering for the athletic teams, but more studio time will help in preparation for national competition,” Fry said about the team. According to the news release, the new facility will house offices for gymnastics and Golden Girls’ staff, a lounge area for each squad, a training room, a cardio exercise area and storage areas, as well as two locker room and shower facilities. “We will have storage for costumes and a dressing room for football game days,” Fry said. “That will allow consistency in the program and provide a ‘home’ for us we’ve never had.”


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HONORS: Palonsky has held job for 20 years Continued from page 1 the Honors College. “By establishing the future directions for Mizzou’s Honor’s College, the campus can recruit the ideal candidate to serve as the new permanent director,” Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Jim Spain said. Melnyk said she hoped the new director would do as well as Palonsky has. “We need to find someone smart who has honors experience, who can meet the challenges of honors education, particularly funding,” Melnyk said. “But they’re also going to have to find someone absolutely dedicated to undergraduate education.” Melnyk remembers sitting in a Tapas restaurant in Chicago with a group of honors ambassadors and Palonsky. The group was in town for the National Collegiate Honors Conference. They had been given the chance to explore and the restaurant was where everyone ended up. Melnyk recalls it was a night full of laughter and joy because of Palonsky. “It was a good time,” Melnyk said. “He was so funny and so gracious. He’s just a wonderful teacher and friend.” To Melnyk, this is just one sliver of the broader personality of Palonsky that has kept the Honors College alive and vibrant for the past 20 years. “There’s not so much a single moment, but every moment and every day is better because he’s here,” Melnyk said. “He’s

funny and able to cope with the day-to-day crisis with his humor.” Melnyk said she recognizes Palonsky ’s dedication to the Honors College and the students. “I’ve done this for 20 years,” Palonsky said. “I want to do something different at this time. The time demands of being an academic administrator leave no time for other things.” Those within the Honors College have high hopes for the next director. “There will be someone to take my place who will do just as well or better,” Palonsky said. “It’s a good job that will attract a lot of high-caliber people.” Palonsky hopes to be remembered for his achievements through the Honors College. When Palonsky was first appointed director, the Honors College only offered the humanities sequence. Now there are also science and human science sequences to accompany humanities. Along with that, Palonsky developed the Discovery Fellows Program and a banquet honoring high school students of entering freshman. Next semester, the Honors College plans to offer tutorials that will allow students and faculty members to work closely on specific subjects. “He built up the Honors College,” Melnyk said. “He created structures and systems that will allow us to continue doing his work without him here.”

TEXT: Librarians open to variety of questions Continued from page 1 to login to the service. From there, they answer the question and send it.” The service keeps records of the messages sent from a specific device in order to track previous questions asked. “It is just for the librarians to be able to look at what types of questions are being asked and make sure they’re being answered,” MU Libraries spokeswoman Shannon Cary said. “The questions are private, so they don’t have information about who’s asking questions.” Whithaus said librarians try to answer any question. She said they have received questions mostly about the library so far, anything from where something is located to how much a coffee costs at the café. Junior Darryl Dixson said he thinks students would definitely use a service like this. “It’s very contemporary,” Dixson said. “The generation is used to the technology. It’s easier than going onto a computer and asking the library.”

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Ellis librarian Mary Ryan said the librarians try to be as quick as they can in responding. She said it usually takes a few minutes. “We do try to respond very quickly,” she said. “Some can take a little effort. Finding that answer may take a little bit to get to.” Cary said the libraries are just beginning to advertise. “We sent out the press release,” she said. “There are signs in the libraries, and plasma screen ads in the Student Union as well as an article in the Tribune.” Ryan and Whithaus said the library has begun to mention the option on their tours and in their classes. “We’ll see if it picks up now that we’re promoting it,” said Whithaus. A concern Dixson had is whether questions had to pertain to the library. “I guess it depends on how much we get the non-academic sorts of questions,” Ryan said. “We won’t filter them. If somebody said ‘What’s the next engagement for Lady GaGa?’ we might not be thrilled about that, but we’d try to find out.”

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Minnie the dog watches the Paws in the Park festivities from her stroller Saturday at Stephens Lake Park. Paws in the Park was a race and fair for families and their pets.

OBAMA: Student loans discussed Continued from page 1 son’s salary. Residual student loan debt after 10 years will be forgiven for students working in public service, such as teachers and police officers. Dave Roland, a policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute, said this action is nothing more than a federalization of the student loan business, an action that is funded by taxpayers. Obama also suggested investigations into the rising costs of public university tuition. He said an improved economy would provide state governments with more tax revenue, which would provide universities with more funding. Ruth Ehresman, Director of Health and Budget Policy for the Missouri Budget Project, supported that proposal. “We track the state budget very closely, and we know that there’s less scholarship money available for students both for need-based scholarships and for achievement-based scholar-

ships and that’s very concerning,” she said. MU raised out-of-state tuition by 2.7 percent in April due to state budget cuts. “So if the federal government can help fill the gaps, you know, that have been created by budget cuts in Missouri, we think that’s a very good thing,” Ehresman said. Obama said another possible reason for the upward trend in tuition costs is that many schools seem to spend a lot on amenities such as food courts and athletic facilities. “It’s sure a lot nicer than it was when I was going to college,” he said. “Somebody has to pay for that.” Roland said one reason for the above-average facilities on campuses is that schools are trying to outdo each other, and have garnered high amounts of money due to virtually inexhaustible demand from students. “My concern as a free market voice is that the expenses that these colleges are going to are

not inherently bad, it’s just a question of whether they are responsible,” he said. Obama said he also wants to improve the economy so that students have better employment prospects. Despite living in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, he said, young people getting college degrees should have no trouble finding a job. “If you’ve got skills in math and science, or good communication skills, there’s still jobs out there even in a tough environment,” he said. Obama also implored students and young people to vote in the midterm elections coming up Nov. 2. He said the success of many of his proposals would be influenced by votes in this election. “You can’t suddenly just check in once every 10 years or so on an exciting presidential election, and then not pay attention during big midterm elections where we’ve got a real big choice between Democrats and Republicans,” he said.

DIVERSITY: MSA, LBC partnered Continued from page 1 sity issues and push diversity initiatives on campus. “Our overall goal is the education of diversity for students on campus,” Kaur said. “We want to tell people we’re striving for more diversity on campus.” Noce said the representatives have decided to hold a meeting every month to discuss diversity issues as well as initiate their diversity plan. Ideas involved with this plan include the creation of a diversity general education course, increasing minority graduation rates for both undergraduate and graduate students and making “diversity” one of MU’s main values, along with Discovery, Responsibility, Excellence and Respect.

“The biggest thing is making diversity a general education class,” White said. “We’re working on the details for the class.” Noce said making a diversity class has been an idea for a while now, and they are hoping it comes through soon. The Faculty Council will make the decision because it is in charge of the courses on campus. White said implementing a diversity course requirement is especially important because it is one of the things all other Big 12 universities have that MU does not. “Every Big 12 institution has a diversity education class, and if we are to be in comparison to them, we must have one, too,” White said. “We need to hold ourselves to the same standards as them if not higher.”

White said another goal discussed by the organization leaders was adding “diversity” to the MU values. This idea was originally rejected when proposed in 2004, but the leaders are trying once again to have it approved. Noce said they are focused on making their list of ideas to improve diversity awareness on campus public and known to students. “We’re trying to enhance the student experience here on campus,” Noce said. He said the group of leaders has set the foundation, and they will work on developing it for future students. “These goals are just the first step, and they can run with it later on,” Noce said. The next meeting is set for Oct. 12.

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Gold Ribbon Day benefits young cancer patients The annual event brought patients and families to an MU football game. Kaitlyn Gibson Staff Writer The parking lot south of Stankowski Field was filled with food, face painting and balloon animals Saturday to provide young cancer patients and their families a day of entertainment. The MU Children’s Hospital and the Athletics Department partnered to sponsor the 10th annual Gold Ribbon Day, which included special, free seating at the football game for participants. Kim Ebersol, a nurse practitioner from the hospital, said the event offered sick children the chance to experience a day of normalcy. “The kids really enjoy it,” Ebersol said. “They get to go to the game and hang out and be normal kids. They get to take a break from thinking about their cancer. It’s nice to see them in a setting outside of the clinic, without having to see them in pain or give them medicine.” In addition to producing a fun-filled environment, social worker Lauren Grana said Gold Ribbon Day is important to help families get to know one another.

“The day is a good way for families to develop a support system,” she said. “We get to see the rest of the family. Siblings don’t usually come to the clinic. We get to see them interacting with their families when they are not scared and not being poked by needles.” Michael and Dina Palmer’s daughter Emma is in remission after undergoing treatment for clear cell sarcoma, a rare kidney cancer. They said they appreciated the camaraderie of the fellow families. “Emma sees other kids who have been where she has been and is,” Dina Palmer said. “They understand each other. It’s been very helpful to have families who know what you’re going through.” Greg Russom’s son Jonathan was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. Gold Ribbon Day gave him the chance to see his four-yearold son enjoy simply being a child. “Jonathan really likes the face painting,” Russom said. “And he thinks y’all put this football game on just for him. He calls it ‘his football game.’ I think it’s very nice that he gets some distraction to keep his mind off being sick.” As a parent, the event also allowed Russom to relax. “Everything I do, I plan around his sickness,” he said. “It’s a relief to have that taken care of.” Columbia resident Jessica

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Zoey Martinez, 4, of Fulton waits patiently as her face is painted by Susie Getzlaff during the 10th annual MU Gold Ribbon Day on Friday near Stankowski Field. Martinez was treated at the MU Children’s Hospital for a brain tumor, but has been in remission for two and a half years. Widner was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November after leaving work due to a severe headache. After a CT scan revealed the mass, Widner underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Although she opted out of the face painting, Widner said she, too, benefited from Gold Ribbon Day.

“For me, it’s nice to get out of the hospital, and a lot of these kids don’t have a lot of stuff besides school that they get to do,” Widner said. “I think it’s really cool that the hospital does this.” Members of Mizzou Dance Marathon attended the event to sell T-shirts honoring the patients and recruit members. For junior Ryan Bueckendorf,

Gold Ribbon Day is a chance to personally meet the recipients of his club’s philanthropy. “All the proceeds from Dance Marathon go to the Children’s Hospital,” Bueckendorf said. “This is an extension of that. We get ourselves out here with the people we’re supposed to be helping. I really enjoy it and it’s for a great cause. You can’t ask for more than that.”

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Missouri Students Association senator Monique White tailgates with friends and family prior to the football game Saturday at The Jungle. MSA hosts The Jungle as a way for students to tailgate before home football games.

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MSA plans to increase promotion for the tailgate before the next game. JESSICA PUCKETT Reporter

Despite policy changes, The Jungle saw numbers consistent with previous tailgates’ low attendance Saturday. The day of the home game against Miami of Ohio marked the first time any student could reserve spots, regardless of whether they were affiliated with a student organization. “Attendance is not where we want it, but it’s an improvement,” Missouri Students Association President Tim Noce said. Of the roughly 50 spots available for students to reserve, five were occupied Saturday. Noce said the number of spots reserved is not necessarily the best indicator of actual attendance. At the first tailgate Sept. 11, ten of the spots were filled. “Individual students did show up,” Noce said. “The policy changes didn’t hurt.” In addition to opening The Jungle to more students, MSA has also adjusted other policies aimed at improving attendance. At previous Jungle tail-

gates, student groups were not allowed to bring a car into the tailgate, but now one car is permitted per group. Ben Hansen, MSA Department of Student Activities director, said MSA has had little time to market The Jungle effectively due to MU hosting three home games in a row. “Since the rules have been changed, there’s been very little time to get the news out,” Hansen said. “Now we’re going to have more time for student feedback.” MSA also plans to implement further policy change. “We want to promote it more, get out the word,” Noce said. “We plan to make it free and try to do a lot of things. This is something students have been asking for.” To do so, MSA is assembling a student steering committee that will discuss issues such as marketing and policy. “We’re putting together a student committee for The Jungle,” Noce said. “We want students who are passionate about this in order to get a foundation.” MSA remains optimistic about the future of The Jungle. Hansen said he expects to see attendance improve with more time to promote it. “(Saturday’s attendance) has been consistent with past tailgates,” he said. “It’s good that it’s consistent. There are constantly new people coming.”

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Taser ban a threat to rights On Nov. 2, Columbia residents will vote on an initiative that would ban the use of Tasers within the city. Aside from being in direct violation of the Second Amendment, this ban also threatens the security of lawabiding citizens and the effectiveness of law enforcement. As a young woman living on my own, I have become familiar with basic self-defense strategies: stay in well-lit areas, don’t walk home alone at night, etc. Sometimes, however, these strategies can prove ineffective. I work at a restaurant and often do not get off work until 1 or 2 a.m. and I walk three blocks back to my apartment. For this and many other reasons, I own a Taser. Fortunately, I have never been in a situation that merited the use of my Taser, but if the situation arose, would I not deserve the right to protect myself from bodily harm? How can we truly “take back the night” by continually making it harder for women to protect themselves? If I am being assaulted, it is my basic right to forcefully put a stop to it by whatever means necessary. In addition to stripping citizens of the ability to protect themselves, the proposed ban also violates the U.S. Constitution. In June, in the landmark decision McDonald vs. City of Chicago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Chicago’s ban on handguns, citing it as a direct violation of the Second Amendment, which guarantees Americans the right to bear arms. The court has also overturned a similar ban in Washington D.C. Columbia’s proposed Taser ban is a similar violation of our Second Amendment rights. Basic common sense tells me that the Taser ban is a bad idea for law enforcement. Whether you like it or not, there will always be cases where a suspect will resist arrest, even through the use of violence. While it is important that police officers do not use unnecessary force in the line of duty, it is also important that they have means of effectively subduing a violent, resistant suspect. The Taser, when used appropriately and with proper training, can effectively subdue a suspect while doing as little harm as possible. While many proponents of the ban decry the use of the Taser as dangerous and cruel, there is simply no plausible alternative. Do we really want police officers beating aggressive suspects with batons, or even worse, shooting them? How else can they subdue a suspect while inflicting minimal harm? Others cite the legal costs associated with the use of the Taser as reason for banning it. While there are rare cases where Tasers have caused serious injury and lawsuits, one must also remember that the alternatives, batons and bullets, always cause serious injury. If the legal costs of using Tasers are too high, how will other, stronger uses of force affect legal costs? The cost of lawsuits would only increase by banning the Taser. I am a young, law-abiding citizen. I work hard and contribute to the community, and I do not want to fear for my safety as I walk home alone after a late shift at work. I would rather police officers use Tasers than bullets and I value my Second Amendment rights. I hope Columbia residents agree with me on Election Day and vote against the Taser ban.

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Groups take part in sustainability fair MEGAN SWIECA Staff Writer The Mid-Missouri Peaceworks’ Center for Sustainable Living and 31 other co-sponsors from around the state hosted a sustainability fair Sunday at Columbia College. The fair featured 36 booths, nine workshops, three minisolar tours and keynote speaker Larry Rice, a reverend and the founder and president of New Life Evangelistic Center and Missouri Renewable Energy. He talked about making sustainability accessible to all, especially the lowerincome class. The fair focused on all types of consumers. People new to the sustainable lifestyle were able to learn about what a sustainable lifestyle consists of and learned tips on how to further it. Others, such as Leeton resident Rose Ferguson, benefited from a mini-solar tour where she and her husband were educated on Grid Intertied [sic] Solar PV plus Geothermal Heating. The Fergusons own 40 acres of land in Leeton. “We are interested in getting off of the grid,” Ferguson said, talking about living off of solar panels instead of general electricity and power lines. Education is key when it comes to sustainability, volunteer Liz Pazzolo said. “(Sustainability) has always been very education-based,” Pazzolo said. “It just makes sense.” Co-organizer Amy Dove said the fair was a communityand family-centered event. The workshops are geared toward educating adults and this is


Emmet Schoenewaldt shows off his booth at the Mid-Missouri Peaceworks Sustainable Living Fair on Saturday. His organization, Blue Planet, helps buyers purchase organic, healthy food in bulk at a near-wholesale price to reduce costs. the first year children’s activities have been introduced. Creative Days Art Studio in Columbia teaches children how to reuse recyclable materials to make crafts. They hoped parents would learn how many of those projects could be done in their homes. Many of the businesses that had booths at the fair, including Creative Days, were also connected through My Green Cities. My Green Cities is a new sustainable lifestyle development company for which Columbia is the pilot city. The company has an iPhone app and searchable database that will link customers to locally owned businesses. Eighty businesses in Columbia are now participating. “Columbia was the right

demographic for what were looking for, because of the colleges, since we concentrate so much on new media,” My Green Cities Developer Arianna Parsons said. The point is for customers to express a want for certain sustainability efforts, such as disposable cups at coffee shops, and if enough customers express interest the businesses will respond, Parsons said. Parsons said face-to-face communication with large businesses is difficult, and that is why they focus on small businesses and their sustainability efforts. “We hope to inspire people to communicate more with businesses,” Parsons said. MORE has created residential centers where the once

homeless live educating each other through hands-on green techniques, such as dome home construction, greenhouse gardening and home biodiesel production, all which were discussed during his lecture. “The main issue is that we need to tread lightly,” Dove said. Dove, an MU alumna, has had a long passion for sustainability. She walked into the Peace Nook the first day it opened and went on to volunteer. Eventually Dove became a part of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks, which runs the Peace Nook. Appliances, containers and other things are so cheap people don’t bother to repair them, and instead just throw them out, Dove said.

Rate of Columbia DWI fatalities sees decrease CELIA AMPEL Reporter This year, alcohol-related traffic deaths in Columbia have decreased considerably amid increased targeted alcohol enforcement, said officer Chris Hessenflow of the Columbia Police Department’s DWI Enforcement Unit. Enforcement efforts included a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night that yielded three DWI arrests. “We have had two traffic fatalities in Columbia this year and alcohol intoxication is suspected to have played a role in one of the deaths,” Hessenflow said. “We normally average seven or eight traffic deaths per year with about half of them being alcohol-related.” CPD stopped 264 cars at its sobriety checkpoint at Old Highway 63 last weekend, Hessenflow said. In addition to the DWI arrests, the police


The Columbia Police Department Conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Old 63 South on Sept. 23. Police stopped 264 cars. Arrests, citations, and warnings

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made four arrests for suspended or revoked drivers’ licenses. “We were expecting to get more arrests, but we had to shut it down at 1:30 because of the rain,” Hessenflow said. According to a CPD news release, the checkpoint was scheduled to last from about 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sobriety checkpoints are

part of CPD’s larger effort to reduce death and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers, the news release stated. Within the past two years, the federal government has given CPD more grant money for efforts against drunk driving, including paying officers overtime to increase enforcement, Hessenflow said. Last December, CPD received a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation for a two-person unit that works solely on DWI enforcement. In addition, CPD’s downtown unit has helped to increase enforcement efforts and educate MU students about underage drinking and drunk driving, Hessenflow said. “This is a good year so far for traffic safety in Columbia,” Hessenflow said. Thursday’s sobriety checkpoint, which was located near The Reserve and Campus Lodge student apartment com-

plexes, was chosen based on data that reflected a high number of crashes and DWI arrests in the area. “We understand that a sobriety checkpoint in this location could give the appearance that we are targeting students,” Hessenflow said. Although college students could be a factor in the number of traffic safety issues in the area, he said, ultimately the checkpoint location was chosen based solely on statistics that suggested a need for targeted alcohol enforcement. “Whenever we choose a checkpoint location, we don’t do it arbitrarily,” Hessenflow said. According to CPD’s news release, impaired driving contributes to more than 25 percent of Missouri traffic fatalities. Last year, crashes involving impaired driving caused 280 deaths and 1,140 serious injuries in Missouri.

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MU prepares for flu season with new CDC vaccination Allison Prang Staff Writer This year’s flu season is set to begin in October, and this year marks the first time the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is recommending a flu vaccine for everyone more than six months of age. “We have experience with the safety of the flu vaccine and the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immune Practices) felt that it was appropriate to recommend universal vaccination for everyone over the age of six months,” CDC spokesman Jeff Dimond said. He said the CDC had previously prioritized certain population groups — pregnant women, children, those with compromised immune systems and respiratory issues and healthcare workers — for vaccination, but is now recommending vaccinations for all. This year’s flu vaccine protects against three types of influenza, including H1N1, H3N2 and Influenza B. “Wwe have enough vaccine this year that we can offer it to everyone,” Dimond said. “We knew there would be a shortage early in the flu season (so) we prioritized. We don’t have that problem this year.” Last year’s seasonal flu vaccine did not protect against H1N1, said Genalee Alexander, a spokeswoman for the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. Last year, there was a separate vaccine for H1N1.

“We’re pleased with the CDC’s recommendation that everyone over six months of age be vaccinated,” Alexander said. “We are confident that we will have enough vaccine for everyone that comes in looking for it.” Alexander said the county typically receives anywhere between seven and eight thousand doses, but the amount varies each year. She said the county ran out of flu vaccine last year but last year was different than any other flu season they had seen in many years. “There were people who have never gotten a flu shot and got it last year,” she said. MU Student Health Center Director Susan Even said she hopes that more students will get the flu vaccine this year after last year’s H1N1 epidemic. Flu vaccines cost $25 for students. “I know that when I’ve started offering it to the patients I’m seeing a lot of the students are happy that they can get it now,” Even said. She said the Student Health Center saw a large number of flu cases last year. “If they didn’t have complications that required evaluation, we would recommend treatment over the phone,” she said. “We definitely had a high number of students last fall through December. It kind of tapered off in January and February. That is just (what the) pattern was because of H1N1 that was an epidemic across the country.” Even said the Student Health

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Joan Pais, a registered nurse with the Student Health Center, waits to administer the H1N1 vaccine to students Nov. 30, 2009, in Center Hall. The Boone County Health Administration opened its first flu clinics of the year this week. Center would also have more flu vaccine on hand for this year. “We’re already starting to offer it to students when they come into visits now,” she said. “The more students that get the flu vaccine, probably the greater the impact it will be preventing (it) to spread. It probably provides more protection for the whole community.” The health department began its first flu clinic on

Monday at its offices at 1005 W. Worley St., according to a news release. The department will continue giving out shots Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vaccinations cost $25 and the department accepts cash, checks and credit cards. The release stated patients should bring in completed consent forms, which can be downloaded from the city website for faster service.

The vaccine protects against influenza B virus, an H3N2 virus and an H1N1 virus, three strains expected to circulate this year, according to the release. Those who received the H1N1 vaccine late last year or earlier this year need to be vaccinated again. The release stated the department will begin walk-in clinics when it receives more of the vaccine.

Majors with few graduates Student arrested after vehicular assault up for possible cuts Ethan Colbert Reporter Representatives from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and several public colleges discussed cutting small academic programs at a meeting earlier this month in Sedalia. The meeting reviewed new initiatives from Gov. Jay Nixon meant to improve higher education. With these new goals, a review of all degree programs is required, and the department will make a list of academic programs not producing enough graduates. For undergraduate degree programs, the initiatives target those that have produced 10 or fewer graduates per academic year. The review also targets masters programs with fewer than five degrees per year and doctoral programs with three or fewer graduates. DHE spokeswoman Kathy Love said the department doesn’t know how many such programs exist in the state or at MU. She said the intent of the review is to increase efficiency. “The purpose is to reduce costs and unnecessary duplication where possible,” she said in an interview last week. “Many of these programs meet the productivity threshold described above and are valuable and will continue

to exist.” In a news release, David Russell, interim commissioner of the Coordinating Board for Higher education, said the DHE will look at more than 4,000 degree programs at colleges around the state. MU Deputy Provost Kenneth Dean said some programs might not meet the review’s requirements. “There are some programs (here at MU) that do not meet the stated criteria listed,” he said. “However, over the next several weeks we will be evaluating and examining each of these programs. It is important to note that the vast number of majority of our programs do meet the stated criteria.” He said a program’s number of graduates will not be the only measure of its worth. “This (the number of graduates) will only be one factor that will be considered,” he said. “Many of these programs are not offered elsewhere, are central to our core missions and contribute to our interdisciplinary programs.” DHE guidelines say degree programs must be aimed at meeting goals of their institution or the state. Schools will provide justification for programs not meeting the

review criteria. Dean said MU reviews all of its programs as part of its budgeting process and said national groups also review them for accreditation purposes. “We are committed to continuously re-evaluating our programs to insure that they meet student and societal expectations and needs,” he said. Dean said that if a program is cut, students in the program would still be allowed to graduate from it. “We would continue that program until all students currently in the ‘pipeline’ were finished, although we would not take new students into the program,” he said. Love said the state would not immediately eliminate faculty positions in programs that don’t meet the criteria. “At this time the Coordinating Board for Higher Education does not have the intent to or the authority to cut faculty positions,” she said. “However, one of the governor’s strategic goals for higher education is to identify areas of cooperation and collaboration for potential savings.” Dean and Love said the board would likely receive information about which programs meet the criteria later this year or early next year.

He was aiming for her father, a sheriff’s department detective said. Kelsey Maffett Reporter

Sheriff ’s deputies arrested freshman Nicholas Lee on two assault charges after he ran over someone’s foot in northeast Columbia, a Boone County Sheriff ’s Department news release stated. According to the release, during the incident that led to Lee’s Sept. 22 arrest, Lee threatened to hit a Columbia resident with his car but ran over the man’s daughter’s foot instead. Lee, 18, was driving a Chevrolet Blazer on Limoges Drive when the incident took place. Detective Tom O’Sullivan of the Boone County Sherriff ’s Department said a local resident was standing outside his home at the time and yelled at Lee to slow down. “He (Lee) pulled into a driveway down the street and entered that residence,” O’Sullivan said. “Then he got back in the vehicle and drove toward the complainant’s house.”

The resident and his 17-yearold daughter were standing on the side of the road when Lee returned. According the release, the resident wanted to discuss Lee’s driving, but Lee swerved toward him, attempting to strike the resident. O’Sullivan said Lee changed direction at the last second, striking the resident’s daughter instead. The resident called the police and Lee was arrested for third-degree assault and second-degree assault. Lee was processed at the jail at about 11:30 p.m. and released on a $5,000 bond 20 minutes later. O’Sullivan said the suspect was charged with both seconddegree and third-degree assault because of the threatening nature of the driving. “Third-degree assault can be anything from yelling to pushing or punching someone,” O’Sullivan said. “It’s putting someone in fear of his or her life, basically from trying to hit the complainant, that qualifies as third-degree assault.” O’Sullivan said there’s no way to know how Lee will be punished. “It’s hard to tell at this point,” he said. “We have a long way to go before anything happens."

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Simplicity is the answer for pushing student issues In science, Occam’s razor is a law that states the simplest answer is typically the correct answer. If we were to turn that principle into a metaphor for life and campus issues, we’d use it as an argument against the proliferation of bureaucratic committees and organization within our student organizations. However, Missouri Students Association President Tim Noce and MU Chief Diversity Officer Roger Worthington have developed a new group comprised of student leaders to focus on diversity issues on campus. We fully agree with this committee’s intentions, but we doubt the necessity of yet another bureaucratic level on which to discuss diversity initiatives. There’s been plenty of discussion, and there are plenty of groups dedicated to the same goals this new committee has outlined. What we need at this point is action. Take the renaming of College Avenue, for example. MSA saw legislation to rename the avenue after a minority graduate last semester, but it was never taken beyond the level of student government. There is a committee within MSA, the Multicultural Issues committee, focused on issues regarding diversity. MCI already has liaisons to other student groups such as the Legion of Black Collegians and Four Front. In fact, MCI is the only MSA committee with the liaisons the bylaws mandate they have, though they have said in previous semesters that they feel disconnected from the rest of MSA — so what better situation could be asked for? A functioning committee in MSA is looking to be connected to more people, and they have the tools necessary to complete goals of this new diversity group. MCI would have been a great funnel for the issues at hand, but if they weren’t good enough, we’re not sure why the Student Leaders Advisory Council couldn’t have tackled this problem either. SLAC is a group of student leaders who are supposed to be working together about student issues... like diversity. Our representation at the UM system Board of Curators’ level goes something like this: a single student curator (who doesn’t have the privilege to vote on the board, by the way) speaks for the student leaders who, in turn, are speaking for all of the students, on all of the campuses. Adding another level of bureaucracy within student governments and organizations complicates this process through disorganization. The bigger issue seems to be in the fact that a minimal amount of students (or, in the case of last week’s curators meeting, one student) are representing the general student body in meetings such as the Board of Curators meeting without a clear message — a problem we’re attributing primarily to the disorganization between the hundreds of groups on campus. Without a clear message to send, our student leaders show up to these meetings with nothing but their presence, which is what happened at the last meeting. To speak at these meetings, they need to have something to say and actually get on the agenda, which can only be developed if they stop making new committees and actually propose some sort of action. Once student organizations learn how to simplify, the answers we’re all looking for will surely follow.


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“I guess it depends on how much we get the non-academic sorts of questions. We won’t filter them. If somebody said, ‘What’s the next engagement for Lady GaGa?’ we might not be thrilled about that, but we’d try to find out.” —On the new Ask a Librarian texting service

“We live in a society of tremendous waste.” —Amy Dove helped organize the sustainability fair Sunday at Columbia College.

“We just never gave up. We’ve wanted to win this game for weeks. We always play like it’s 0-0.”

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Work out gear is for the Rec only Katie McCormick

It is safe to say that I am a clothing enthusiast. I have a tendency to only see my money going toward new installments in my closet. For example, I haven’t bought a new iPod since I lost mine a month ago, because I keep thinking the money would be better spent on a few dresses and a new winter jacket. It’s sad, but true, that I find clothing to be a very important part of my personality. I constantly strive to embed my attitude that day in what I’m wearing. Needless to say, my mornings are never quick changes. I have had this feeling toward clothes since high school, so imagine my surprise when I saw the typical outfit of my fellow women on campus. This consists of running shorts, gym shoes and a typical work out t-shirt. I know I am generalizing when I say women of the campus are clad in exercise gear all the time, but it seems virtually impossible that you don’t see at least 20 girls a day in the outfit I just

described. It doesn’t matter whether they plan on working out or not. It looks like they are preparing for the exercise experience of their life when they walk from a dorm to any class. It has gotten to the point that I won’t wear any clothes like this to class even if I plan on a work out afterwards. Now I know I may come off as a judgmental snob, but it is really only the product of our environment. There are a multitude of studies from scholars, organizations and others about how society accepts people most of the time by their physical appearance. It can have an affect on economic success and social status. I know it sounds like I am saying we should pander to the society’s standards, but it is far more than that. I would never condone someone changing their physical looks with surgery or other extreme options. Getting some double-D’s or a brand new face is really the opposite direction of where I’m trying to go with this. Rather, I think it is important to present yourself as professional as possible all the time. This dressing style may have more beneficial outcomes than one would expect. Attached to the recent studies I

discussed, I recently stumbled on a site with an article entitled “The Elements of Success.” The title might sound like some motivational self-help crap, but it actually has some valid points. One thing it discusses is dressing yourself well in order to gain more self-confidence and self-esteem. I agree with this point whole-heartedly. I think this idea of dressing well is far more important than appealing to society. When you are confident, it makes it much easier to succeed in anything, even in your classes. I’m not saying that people should rock a business suit to their next English class, but wearing something that makes you look and feel like you got it goin’ on may help in the long run. I just know when I am wearing sweatpants or work out clothes, it is usually because I feel gross or sad. When I put on my favorite jeans and a vintage button up with a cardigan, I am pretty positive that I’m going to kick some major ass. I think I’m starting to border on motivational speaker right about now, but just try my method of wearing something that makes you feel astounding. And don’t worry, you won’t have to thank me for your newfound success.

Kiss Cam controversy has no place today Tripp Stelnicki

A few weeks ago the St. Louis Rams began their most recent quest to ascend from annual top-five draft selection to double-digits, welcoming the Arizona Cardinals to the Edward Jones Dome. The two teams’ pillowfight unfolded without much incident. Sam Bradford stumbled once or twice but otherwise showed promise, Derek Anderson sucked as few others consistently can, and the Cardinals ended up the victors, 17-13. Business as usual in the NFC West. But the natural course of things was for a moment peripherally interrupted. The stadium Kiss Cam began and eventually highlighted a pair of male Cardinals fans, insinuating the two were gay and naturally should display their Arizona Cardinal gayness for the other 65,000 on hand. The two guys apparently squirmed for a minute, didn’t kiss and were booed. I’m not entirely sure of the recommended course of action when the bully of everyone’s youth is suddenly an NFL stadium camera operator, and the juvenile taunts of everyone’s youth are suddenly the boos of 60 thousand plus, magnifying playground ridicule of long ago to grand-scale public derision for the simple crime of wearing a different color jersey, but I’m fairly certain they handled it as well as you conceivably can. It was aggressive idiocy on the part of both the Rams’ in-house camera crew and the thousands who booed, for the unacceptable elevating of naïve junior high gay jokes to a public, adult setting and the vocal support given, respectively. You feel for those two Cardinals fans. They first lose Kurt Warner to “Dancing With The Stars,” ready themselves to endure the Derek Anderson Era, which will most assuredly suck a great deal, come to terms with it, decide to travel all the way from Phoenix to witness their exceedingly average football team take on the comically below-average Rams,

Illustration by Chelsea Myers only to end up the butt of a dumb “Cardinal fans are gay!” joke that probably would’ve drawn crickets from even the raunchiest group of seventhgraders. Things didn’t end there. This incident serving as their springboard, a gay rights group took to Busch Stadium the next week with hopes of getting two members of their group onto the Kiss Cam during a Cardinals game. The plan didn’t work; they were overlooked. But you credit them for the effort. You wouldn’t think this would be noteworthy or even a minor controversy in 2010, considering it’s very much a legal and acceptable thing to both be gay and to kiss while being gay in… well… everywhere. So, again, you really wouldn’t think this would be noteworthy or even a minor controversy. But it became just that, I suppose. An AOL Fanhouse columnist named David Whitley, who, in a wonderfully convincing turn as “Guy Who Is Legitimately

Afraid of Gay People Poorly Masking His Homophobia” poorly masked his homophobia in a column questioning the necessary aspects of a gay kiss on the kiss cam. Of course it’s unnecessary to deliberately highlight gays on the kiss cam. It’s a non-issue. If they’re on it, they’re on it. If not, we move on. It’s 2010 and that’s how equality works. You don’t worry about it. The fact that there are still people who are upset or scared by the notion of homosexuals being afforded the basic right to express themselves in public — via however stupid a medium, i.e. a stadium kiss cam — is heartbreaking. It’s an incredibly bizarre alternate universe created here: where supporting the Arizona Cardinals constitutes homosexuality, where columnists condemn being gay in public, and where Derek Anderson is a starting NFL quarterback. Where are we?

Ryan Schuessler

Facebook, Twitter not for reporting I have a question (and, no, it isn’t “do you want to have a slumber party in my basement?”). Where has the dignity of our professional news agencies gone? The other day, I was watching an NBC interview with President Ahmadinejad of Iran. And, even though he’s off his rocker, he’s still a prominent world leader whose opinions matter quite a bit. The first question I heard the interviewer ask was about a recent tweet from some U.S. official about Iran’s nuclear policies. ...Really? The last time I checked (or hoped, rather), Twitter was something middle-school children used avidly, like our generation’s version of AIM or MySpace. Evidently I was wrong. I’ve continued to see countless examples of the mass media, simply put, killing itself. Basing news off of social networks eliminates the need for reporting. Why ask tons of questions when you can get a politician’s views in 140 characters or less? And the more I started thinking about it, the more I realize that social networks, such as Twitter or Facebook, are becoming pervasive in our political world. Every other news story references some politician’s tweets or Facebook updates as if they contribute to legitimate news. It seems like our political system is becoming like a scene out of Gossip Girl. She said this, and he said this. Sarah Palin tweeted this, Newt Gingrich said that on Facbeook. Like, I know right? Hilary is such a drama queen. OMG. Oh, please. No wonder people are getting sick of American politics. It’s becoming too dramatic. Political debate has become “tweeting battles.” And, yes, I heard that phrase on the news one night. So maybe I’m overexaggerating, but it seems to me the future of journalism’s integrity is at stake. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to this, evidently. Twitter and Facebook don’t have any place in newscasts. Pundits aren’t journalists, nor are those who sit in a robe and blog about the “news” when all they do is copy and paste off and “comment” and somehow gather an audience. Apparently the days of unbiased news are long gone. No wonder our country is becoming polarized, people are getting biased information over and over, all for the sake of ratings, too. Politicians shouldn’t be making the tabloids (also not journalism), nor should their families. Who cares about Bristol Palin? She’s the former governor of Alaska’s daughter. Big deal. If all you need to report the news these days is the ability to sit on Twitter or Facebook all day, then I don’t even need to be in journalism school. Hell, why spend my time in school when I can already be making money as an “accomplished” journalist?

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"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" season 11 premiere Rating: 3 out of 5 Bieber fever joined the forensic investigators of Las Vegas on Thursday for the eleventh season of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Fans were kept waiting for Justin Bieber’s debut, as the premier began right when the season 10 finale ended, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats to know the fate of Ray Langston. Only a few minutes into the show, Langton’s survival allowed viewers to finally relax. It seemed as if “CSI” had nowhere left to go when chaos quickly hit the show, as a funeral for Officer Clarke became the episode’s new crime scene. Thanks to a few pieces of evidence, slight evaluation and an hour time slot, it did not take long for the cast to identify a suspect, Alex McCann. Bieber did not impress in his role as Jason McCann, an orphaned teen and brother of the suspect. The anti-government character was a new light for the young pop star and, until the very end, his final smirk into the camera, it seemed as if he could not grasp this new dynamic. The case was solved rather quickly, causing the season opener to be a disappointment to many of its long-time viewers. The premier episode, “Shock Wave,” was hardly shocking. With ten seasons under its belt, “CSI” needs something new to both keep viewers and gain a larger audience. —Kristyl Hawkins Reporter



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Grinderman Grinderman Rating: 3 out of 5 Nick Cave initially founded Grinderman after messing around with a guitar — an instrument Cave rarely played — in 2006 and discovering that his lack of skill emoted a primitive and raw style that garnered a new enough sound for his band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, to transform, with all the same members, into Grinderman. It worked well, and Grinderman met success with a jangled smile, collecting both critical acclaim and commercial success. Enter 2010 and Cave and the boys are back to premiere the sequel: Grinderman 2. Grinderman 2 starts off much like any sequel, giving the audience a new taste of old material. The opening track “Mickey Mouse and The Goodbye Man” revs up with the same driving guitar force that barreled through the last album. Suddenly, it’s just Cave reciting his haunting lyrics to the back drop of a steady, soft drumbeat or the plucking of a blues guitar. The song “Palaces of Montezuma” sounds more like the Rolling Stones than Grinderman. In an effort to avoid becoming stale, Grinderman evolves from primitive to sophisticated. It isn’t seamless, but Cave and company manage to maintain innovation through several more indirect tracks, proving that Grinderman is more than just a side project. At the end of it all, Grinderman 2 is just another diverting roll in the mud with Cave and company leading the audience through another dark night drive, and while it’s not the best effort, it’s still a throttle-stomping ride through the twisted brain of Nick Cave.    —Joel Samson Berntsen reporter

Jazz program releases debut CD Kate Grumke Reporter The MU jazz program celebrated the release of its first CD, Vertigo, Thursday evening at the Missouri Theatre. The record is a collaboration between vibraphonist Mike Mainieri and the MU Concert Jazz Band. The night of the release party opened with a set played by the Studio Jazz Band, who warmed up the crowd for the flagship ensemble. Afterwards, the Concert Jazz Band played a set including two songs from Vertigo, which was sold before and after the concert and at intermission. All proceeds from the CD will benefit the jazz program. Vertigo is the debut CD from the jazz program, but big bands director Arthur White, who is in his second year at MU, produced five CDs at his previous job at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. He is hoping the CD can be used as a tool to promote the jazz program. White also hopes to produce more CDs in the future — one each year — that would also feature guest artists and the jazz program. “My goal is to help the university and to help our jazz studies program, which I think is on the cusp of something great, build a high national profile,” said White. “The CD is the first step in making that happen.”

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The MU Concert Jazz Band is conducted by Arthur White on Thursday at the Missouri Theatre. This concert was held to celebrate the release of the band’s new album, Vertigo.   White said another goal for the CD is to give the students who recorded it professional experience. Students worked with Mainieri, a professional artist, and were also able to record in a professional studio in Columbia. “It’s exciting to get to play with such a big name, because Mainieri has had a lot of experience,” trumpet player Anne Linders said. White said this is very similar to an internship in other programs. “I hadn’t really done any professional recording before so it was neat to go into a studio and see how

it’s done,” baritone saxophonist Sarah Carney said. “They would try to record us all together, and then sometimes they would go in and it would be an overdub so it was neat to just be a part of that work.” White and the band put in a lot of work making the CD. Mainieri had never produced a big band album before, so White arranged a few of the songs on the CD in big band form. Once the arrangements were ready the band went to work on rehearsing. The band rehearsed through finals week to prepare for recording.

“We rehearsed three times a week during the school year so until the end of the semester we were rehearsing all of those tunes,” Linders said. “We had a bunch of extra rehearsals during finals week and right when school let out that led up to the recording session.” After the tracks were recorded, White spent his summer mixing the CD and preparing the public relations and cover art. “There’s a lot that goes into making a CD,” said White. “It’s behind the scenes stuff that people don’t think of.”

Missouri football players lay down beats The rap group is made up of Missouri Tiger football players. Allison Pohle Reporter Now known as the home of barbecue, the “poor Aggies” and the chain saw massacre, it might not be long before people also recognize Texas as the home of the Kentucky Boulevard Boys. Despite sharing Texan roots, all members of KBB, one of MU’s more unique rap groups, share status as Missouri football players. “The Boys” include tight end Michael Egnew, tailback Marcus Murphy, linebacker Zaviar Gooden, wide receiver Jerrell Jackson, lineman Jacquies Smith and defensive back Kip Edwards. What started as freestyle rapping in a freshman’s

room in South Hall turned into the formation of an organized ensemble. The group title comes from the name of the street where their former residence hall is located — Kentucky Boulevard. Although KBB has exclusive rules for membership, the group recently welcomed Murphy, a freshman. “They’d been here, but I hooked up with them because they’re all from Texas,” Murphy said. Smith said even though he lacks musical experience, he and his fellow KBB members had no trouble developing original raps and beats. “We basically just started rapping when we got here my freshman year,” Smith said. “I love music, and it’s a big, big influence in my life. Ever since I was a baby I’ve listened to all different types of music.” KBB members have a lot in common, but their

responses vary when discussing their musical influences. The group is original and only influenced by the members, Egnew said. However, Smith cited a few celebrities as inspiration. “Young Money and Lil Wayne,” Smith said. “Those are pretty much our big influences.” And, since their home state is a determining factor for membership in the group, it’s also a controlling influence in its musical style. “Even though we’re up here in the North, we bring our Southern drawl to it,” Murphy said. “We have the Southern feel.” As far as the range of topics covered in their songs, the boys say anything goes. “We just come to the studio with our minds open to ideas, and we just rap whatever it’s going to be,” Murphy said. Because KBB has to balance rehearsal time with a

jam-packed football schedule, rapping takes a backseat when the members have less time to rhyme into microphones in their residence hall studio and more obligations to review game plans. “We have our set days where we catch up and do what we do,” Smith said. “It’s a fun, interactive activity for us. After the games we unwind (by rapping).” Although a live performance by the group during Homecoming is much anticipated, KBB has yet to be seen on a public stage. “But we’re looking for opportunities,” Edwards said. Balancing the life of a football player and star rapper can be tough, but the members of KBB find more benefits than detriments in what they do. Murphy said he has already learned the best part of being a member of KBB. “ The ladies,” Murphy said with a laugh.

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Senior aims to make bicycle repairs affordable Josh Kennedy runs his bike repair business out of his apartment. Robert Langellier Reporter Freshman Br yce Craig didn’t pump the tires on his bicycle. Not surprisingly, after rolling off a curb outside his dorm, he was met with a flat tire. That’s when Craig found Josh Kennedy ’s Bike Repair and, throwing traditional bike repair shops to the wind, called senior Josh Kennedy, a Parks and Recreation major at MU. Kennedy is an avid bike rider who fixes bikes on the side for extra cash. He started the craft at a young age, around 13, as he began deeming his childhood bikes no longer adequate for service. Through trial, error and online videos, he started to learn the ins and outs of bike repair, eventually distinguishing himself as somewhat of a

natural. Fast forward to the summer of 2009. While working at a YMCA in Colorado, Kennedy started fixing bikes here and there for friends in need. “I was like, dang, this is taking up a lot of my time,” Kennedy said. “I better start charging for this.” So he did. Business out west flourished enough for Kennedy that he was able to continue repairing for a charge when he returned to Columbia in the fall. He now charges a fixed rate of $10 per half hour of service, a cheaper rate than what local bike shops charge. During the warmer seasons, he usually gets anywhere from one to three bikes per week, so he can usually have them fixed within three or four days — bike shops usually take about a week. Junior Cole Donelson, however, said he has found good business at Klunk Bicycles & Repair, getting an entire wheel replaced for under $30, as well as preventative advice. Craig was less pleased with Klunk, citing the employees as

somewhat snobbish and rude, whereas he found Kennedy more amiable. Kennedy works independently out of a small two-bedroom apartment, but he’s well equipped. He buys tools as he needs them, and by now he has amassed quite a few, from cable cutters to degreasers to a mansized bike stand. “A lot of the repairs I do are preventative, just to prevent them from crashing or from having to pay more money later,” Kennedy said. Kennedy cautions less-experienced riders with some basic bike upkeep tips. He advises to always keep tires pumped, ride with a seat height where legs are fully extended when standing up, oil the chain every two weeks, use multi-purpose lubricant instead of WD-40 and be predictable when riding in automobile traffic. “A lot of people who don’t know how to ride in traffic cause motorists to dislike all the rest of us,” he said. “You’ll get a lot of motorists who cuss out the window at you.”

Mizzou on the Mall entertains families The Department of Student Activities hosted the event on Lowry Mall.

MUCK offers whitewater escape from campus life Garrett Richie Staff Writer

Susan Daniels Staff Writer Parents from around the country flooded to MU this weekend for a family visit where they could acceptably scrutinize their child’s lifestyle — Family Weekend. For this occasion, the Missouri Students Association Department of Student Activities organized Mizzou on the Mall, an event that offered free food and live entertainment at Lowry Mall, for students and parents alike. This is the second year DSA has put on this event. The association started working on it in July along with Fall Welcome events, designing it larger than the previous year. Amanda Gastler organized the event. “I love the feel of this event,” Gastler said. “It is very familyoriented. It is one event where we can really go all out. It is a great opportunity to show families what Mizzou is all about. Next year we are thinking about going even bigger. I’m excited.” Maggie Lewis, a prospective MU parent, attended the event with her two children who are considering enrolling within the next few years. “I took the tour today and was very impressed,” Lewis said. “We didn’t realize it was Parent’s Weekend. It’s really neat to be here for this because we’re getting to see a lot of the things we heard about earlier

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Senior Josh Kennedy adds a fender to a customer’s bike at his apartment Monday. Kennedy does bike repairs, ranging from simple tire changes to replacing major parts, throughout the year.

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Freshmen Amber Honig and Colleen Dunaway make funny faces in a photo booth at Mizzou on the Mall on Saturday. As part of Family Weekend 2010, many students and their parents reunited for several activities including games and free food. today (on the tour), like Tiger Stripe Ice Cream.” Senior Mike Blakey was in charge of booking entertainment for the event. He chose three bands spanning various genres. A jazz combo, The Fantastic Four, began the festivities with their first official concert. MU Student Center employee Nicholas Rodriguez enjoyed the band’s self-described “jazz fusion and funk.” He danced with a friend to the chill overtones of the quintet. “It is very relaxing after a long day,” Rodrigez said. “The music brings people together. You have to let everything flow, let yourself go. People are enslaving themselves, sitting in these chairs. You gotta be free, well, to a degree.” A local band, Captains of the West, followed with a much rowdier performance than the first.

As a warning, singer Scott Schmidt expressed his enjoyment for making noise before beginning the set. The group fulfilled this promise with loud bluesy rock and roll that got several feet tapping. The main event was Canadian singer Stef Lang, who has gained popularity in her homeland as a pop singer. She preformed an emotional and melodic acoustic set to a dwindling crowd. “I talked to her earlier and apologized,” Blakey said. “I should have put her on earlier. A lot of people left before she even went on.” Among others, freshman Allie Hinga hung around until the end of Lang’s set. “I thought the performance was really good,” Hinga said. “She is very talented and an excellent singer. It was a good way to spend a Friday night.”

For college students trapped amidst a maze of parking garages, residence halls and university buildings, the concept of exploring whitewater paddling seems both unaffordable and impractical. The MU Canoe and Kayak Club provides the solution to these problems. MUCK, which has about 20 regular members, offers students the opportunity to learn and practice whitewater-kayaking skills on campus with universityowned gear, MUCK President Grant Heggie said. “The main focus of our club is whitewater kayaking, because it’s fairly knowledge intensive, and it’s pretty hard to get into,” Heggie said. “Students can come into the club, we teach them everything they need to know, they can use our gear and then we run trips.” MUCK’s trips allow students on campus to get away from campus life and test out their new skills on whitewater rivers across the region. Heggie said trips are taken to both local rivers and rivers in surrounding states. “The closest whitewater river in Missouri is called the St. Francis,” Heggie said. “Outside of that river, the majority of the real whitewater run by Missouri boaters is down in the Southeast in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. Where those three states meet, that’s like a magic place to run.” Heggie said MUCK offers lessons and practices in the Student Recreation Complex pools on Sundays. Lessons are also held occasionally on Stephens Lake. MUCK has a variety of certified whitewater kayak instructors,

including John Holdmeier, former MU student and MUCK assistant president, who continues to help out as an instructor for the club. “I’m a certified whitewater kayak instructor, and have been for about seven years now,” Holdmeier said. “That’s what I used to do for a job every summer —- teach whitewater kayaking out in North Carolina. I still try to come back and give everybody a good base of instruction.” Heggie said MUCK plans a beginner trip every year, and this year’s trip will be held on the Spring River in northwest Arkansas on Oct. 9 and 10. Holdmeier will be both attending and instructing on the trip. “It’s just Class II, nothing really hard,” Holdmeier said. “It’s a good river to get whitewater fundamental skills. There are plenty of good river features to practice those whitewater skills on." Aside from attending two pool sessions prior to the beginner’s trip, Heggie said experience is not at all necessary for joining MUCK. “Most of our members came into the club with no experience,” Heggie said. “A lot of times, people will come into the club and learn the skills, and they’ll go on to do things independently. A lot of people join the club, get into it and go out and become raft guides over the summer or pursue it on their own.” It’s this chance to explore whitewater paddling that makes MUCK such an exciting experience for students. “The main purpose of the club is to give people that opportunity to learn,” Heggie said. “Because where else in mid-Missouri are you going to get whitewater instruction?”

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Local hoopers find meditation, exercise Grace Lyden Reporter The room is dark but for the multicolored swinging lights on the dance floor. Music blares and talking is difficult, but the grown women free styling with their LED hula-hoops are not concerned with talking — most are sweating from hours of aerobic exercise. Although they prefer the open space of the outdoors where they typically practice and perform, the rain kept them indoors at Columbia’s Earthdance Festival Saturday. These women are the Hulagans. In October 2008, Lois Bennett saw a group of female hoopers from Kansas City performing at the Bacchanalia Music Fest in Columbia and she was immediately inspired. The next day, she researched how to make hula-hoops, and her first ones were completed the following weekend. Bennett works for the state as Assistant to the Director of Facilities Management, Design and Construction, but outside of work she plays a large role in leading and organizing performance venues for the Hulagans, a group of local hoopers. “It’s kind of a weird hobby for someone who has that kind of a day job,” Bennett said. Although the Hulagans have no president, members call Bennett the mother of the group. She started “waist hooping” with two friends, and when three oth-

ers joined later, they became the six original Hulagans. The group initially hooped wherever it could, including “hoop-friendly” bars like Mike’s Corner Pocket & Pub in Jefferson City where the group got its name. That night’s band, made up of friends of theirs, called them the Hulagans and the name stuck. The group only started performing last year, and its members were shocked the first time someone asked them to do so. “We were just doing it for fun, and the performance was actually just bred out of requests,” Bennett said. Laura Stickann, a new member, never knew waist hooping was an opportunity for performance before the Hulagans. She loves dancing and her new ability to get lost in an activity. “You can take time away from everything else and put the hoop around your waist and just spin and spin and spin and everything else just disappears,” Stickann said. “It’s just your own little form of meditation and escape.” For others, waist hooping offers a method of weight loss. Member Callie Job dropped 42 pounds in three months without any other changes in diet or exercise when she started. Bennett says simple waist hooping can burn 200 calories in a half hour. Since they started getting requests, the Hulagans have performed at fundraisers for the Boys

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A member of The Hulagans performs Saturday night during the Earthdance-Columbia Festival at First Christian Church. The Hulagans make their own hula-hoops while teaching people the art of hula-hoop dancing. and Girls Club and the Special Learning Center in Jefferson City. They also attend outdoor music festivals, like the Thursday Night Live in Jefferson City. The group makes no profit from these venues, but Bennett hopes this will someday change. Two to three months ago, the

original six Hulagans opened the organization to the public to make increasingly frequent performance requests easier to take on. Bennett said the Hulagans name seemed clique-y when it only applied to the original six and not new recruits. “Anyone who wants to be one

can be one,” Bennett said. For Bennett, the reason to get involved is the pure fun of it. She says she has never seen someone pick up a hula-hoop and not start smiling. “Even when they can’t do it, if they’re just trying it, they have fun,” Bennett said.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Jake's Takes

Jake Kreinberg Sports Columnist

The new Big 12 Conference With the Big 12 Conference formally reaching agreements with Nebraska and Colorado concerning their exit fees this past week, the conference is about to embark on a new era. As the Missouri football team wrapped up its non-conference slate in convincing fashion over Miami of Ohio last Saturday, Tiger fans should note that the Big 12 portion of MU’s schedule will change significantly next year. The conference will move to a round-robin format, with Missouri playing every other team in order to determine a true champion. Consequently, MU will play one more Big 12 game, making the total nine, at the expense of a non-conference game. While fans will get more excitement from another conference game, it will no doubt be a more difficult schedule. It will be harder than ever to win the Big 12 starting next year, especially for teams from the North Division. But how will the conference be perceived around the country? Will its reputation slide with the loss of Nebraska, or rise with the Buffaloes’ departure? In reality, losing Colorado has little affect on the conference, except for having one less mouth to feed. And since the Buffaloes were so eager to bolt to the Pac-10 Conference, the Big 12 will gladly withhold $6.863 million from Colorado’s revenue as penalty for leaving. Nebraska’s exit from the Big 12 will weaken the conference’s image both on and off the field. The Huskers have been a traditional contender for the Big 12 title, and a mainstay in the top 25 polls nationally. Losing one of its best members on the field sets the conference back a few paces, especially in relation to the Big 10 Conference. But the loss of Nebraska’s rabid fan base may have bigger ramifications. The Huskers are a staple of national television networks’ schedules, and usually bring a sizeable number of fans wherever they play. (This was probably the deciding factor in the Big Ten’s expansion decision.) For instance, watching the Huskers’ game against Washington a week ago, there seemed to be more red in the stadium than Husky blue, and that was in Seattle. The Big 12 will keep $9.255 million from Nebraska, but that will feel like a mere consolation compared to the revenue leaving the conference with the Huskers. From a fan’s perspective, the loss of two teams may be enough to knock the Big 12 down a peg in relation to the Big Ten and Pac10 conferences, which both expanded. There will also undoubtedly be some confusion as the Big 12 will have 10 teams while the Big 10 will have 12 teams. Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe claims to have been told his conference only loses 8 to 10 percent in value with the loss of Nebraska and Colorado, compared to the 16 percent loss in number of teams. The Big 12’s television contracts will remain in place next year, so the remaining teams will effectively be taking home a bigger slice of the revenue pie. In the short run, the remaining schools will benefit both financially and competitively (with the loss of Nebraska and having balanced schedules). Eventually, however, the responsibility will fall on the secondtier teams like Missouri, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State to not only provide the Big 12 with some depth, but keep it relevant and afloat.


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Analysis: Tiger tailbacks trounce Miami of Ohio JOHN MONTESANTOS Staff Writer Of the seven touchdowns the Tigers scored Saturday on visiting Miami of Ohio, the most fuss was made over the scoop and score by the defense just eight seconds into the game. But, what might have been one of the fastest touchdowns in college history was overshadowed by four other Missouri scores; one for each of the team’s running backs. The Missouri depth chart lists four players at the tailback position: junior De’Vion Moore and sophomore Kendial Lawrence top the list, while freshmen Henry Josey and Marcus Murphy round out the group. All four of them found the end zone in the win — two of them doing so for the first time in a Missouri uniform. Lawrence and Murphy both had their first touchdowns since high school. Not only did they all score, but each of them busted a long run of at least 27 yards and all four finished with 39 yards or more. “What we did was rotate them in by series,” Coach Gary Pinkel said. “The greatest thing you could have is that kind of competition. That means they have to practice well and they have to perform when they get out there, and they did that.”

“FANTASTIC FOUR” GAME STATS The Tigers had an impressive start to the season, going 4-0 in non-conference play. The team will start Big 12 action against Colorado on Oct. 9. Carries Yards TD Long Soph. Kendial #4 6 63 TD 39 Lawrence Frsh. Henry Josey #41 8




Frsh. Marcus 4 Murphy #43




Jr. De’Voin Moore #26






Since Pinkel hasn’t shown signs of choosing a go-to back any time soon, all four have to be ready to go in at any time. The entire group shares the load rather than putting the whole running game on one player’s shoulders. Lawrence and his fellow rushers thrive on the competition and are always ready when their number is called. “It just motivates you to work harder and play well with your teammates,” Lawrence said. “We know our role and we’re all going to come out prepared. We just wait for our turn and once we get the ball, we run our hardest and give our all to help the team out.”


Missouri freshman tailback Henry Josey evades Miami of Ohio defenders Saturday on Faurot Field. Missouri went on to win the game 51- 16 with the help of its tailbacks. Each of the running backs came out fast in their first attempts Saturday, as all four of them rushed for at least ten yards on their first carry. Having fresh legs in the running game has helped the Tigers wear down opposing defenses. Scoring on four rushing touchdowns and just one passing touchdown was unusual for a Tiger offense that normally favors the pass. The four tailbacks have combined for 86 carries on the season compared to 151 passing attempts by junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert. “Balance for us is not like a typical team,” Pinkel said. “But when we can run the football, it helps our passing game and

visa versa. All those backs are pretty quick and pretty good.” Freshman tailback Henry Josey is one of those “pretty quick” backs, and he takes advantage of every carry in Missouri’s pass-heavy offense. “We don’t get many chances,” Josey said. “But going into practice this week, we knew they were a team that was stopping the run really well. We knew we had to put up some big runs and stop all the talk that they could stop us from running. We took care of business.” The upcoming two weeks of practice will breed more competition among the Tiger rushers, as Missouri has a bye week before they take on Colorado on Oct. 9.

Bench plays key role in Missouri soccer victory PAT IVERSEN Staff Writer In the 61st minute of Friday’s win over Kansas, MU soccer coach Bryan Blitz decided to to change the game’s momentum. The game was still knotted at 1-1 when Blitz substituted junior Mallory Stipetich in for senior Alysha Bonnick, a bold move considering Bonnick had been a force on the field through much of the game. What happened a minute later silenced any doubts about the move. “I knew it was coming to me,” Stipetich said. “I was just shielding my player off and I knew that I could just flick it. Krista (Kruse) was screaming for it in my ear and so it barely touched my head and I flicked it right to her.” The goal ended up being the game-winner — a final score of 4-1. Later, Blitz explained the move wasn’t calculated, saying, “(That would be) giving me too much credit. It was just luck of the draw.” Luck or not, the play off the bench has become a reliable tool for Missouri

this season. Six different players with two or fewer starts have appeared in at least eight games. The substitutes accounted for two goals, five points and fifteen shots on goal. Blitz said the experience off the bench has been invaluable this season. “Since we do have a young group getting a lot of minutes, our depth is something we always talk about — (it) has to carry us because of our style,” Blitz said. “And it’s mostly older kids that are coming off. Sometimes it’s hard for older players to not be getting a lot of time. But we ask them to excel in their role, which is difficult, but most of our depth has been able to do that.” One of those players is Stipetich, who is adapting to the role of bench player this year after starting 21 of 22 games last season. She said the successful change is a sign that her coach has faith in her. “It’s been a good transition for me,” Stipetich said. “I feel like I bring a lot of energy off the bench and help the team even if I don’t start. I feel like (coach) has

to trust me that I’m going to raise the level coming in and that I’m not just going to bring it down just because I’m coming off the bench.” Senior captain Kari Adam has been the most effective substitute this season, tallying 2 goals and 9 shots on goal so far this year. She said that playing a shorter game doesn’t take away from any energy on the field. “For me, it’s a big adrenaline rush to get to start,” Adam said. “But I think coming off the bench is just as exciting because you’ve gotten to see the game and get into it and get to go on there and see what you need to improve on.” Adam talked about the bench trying to be “a voice” on the sidelines, and bench chemistry plays a large role in that. In the Kansas game, both Stipetich and sophomore Kelsey Mulcahy came onto the field at the same time. Stipetich said that the two help each other keep their spirits up. “She’s one of my really good friends,” Stipetich said. “We just keep each other positive, if one of us goes in, we’re cheering the other on. Just always talk-

STRONG BENCH During Friday's 4-1 win over the Kansas Jayhawks, the substitutes for the Missouri Tigers played a big role on offense. Goals Shots SOG Assists

Kari Adam Mallory Stipetich Kelsey Mulcahy

0 0 0

3 1 1

1 1 1

0 1 0


ing. We both stay positive, and if one of us is down and not playing well, it just helps a lot.” For younger players like Mulcahy (a multiple allconference selection in high school) who are used to starting, adapting to a bench role can be difficult. But Adam said that the older players always remind them where their hard work can get them. “We talk a lot to them about staying focused and letting them know they just need to push through it,” Adam said. “Everyday you should be trying to prove yourself. And obviously we’re going to have older girls that are experienced that are going to start over you. It’s always going to be a constant battle, but it’s not like you’re stuck on the bench forever. That shouldn’t be the mentality.”

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Missouri takes down Kansas 4-1 The Tigers continue conference play with games against Oklahoma State and Oklahoma this week. ZACH MILLER

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The Missouri women’s soccer team beat arch-rival Kansas 4-1 Friday in its first Big 12 game of the season at Walton Stadium. The Jayhawks scored first, but the Tigers struck back with four unanswered goals. Junior forward Kendra Collins supplied the only Tiger goal of the first half off of an assist by senior midfielder Krista Kruse. The goal concluded a long possession with a lot of passing by MU. “We just did quick combinations,” Kruse said. “We played it out wide and then did a cross. At practices the past couple of weeks, we’ve been trying to play it out wide and then get crosses in, and it works.” With the game tied 1-1 at halftime, the Tigers broke the game open in the second half with three goals. Kruse, already with an assist in the game, scored to give the Tigers the lead in the 63rd minute. Junior defender Mallory Stipetich

provided the assist with a header to Kruse off of a throw in by senior forward Kari Adam. The last two goals were scored by freshmen, first by midfielder Dominique Richardson, and second by forward Alysha Diggs — her first as a Tiger. Sophomore midfielder Haley Krentz sent in a corner kick to assist Richardson, while freshman midfielder Danielle Nottingham assisted the goal by Diggs. “It was great because I hadn’t scored all season,” Diggs said. “I thought if I could score my first tonight that would be great.” The game between the big rivals was physical, with Kansas recording 11 fouls, and Missouri recording 19. “For us to be successful we have to be physical,” MU head coach Brian Blitz said. “I think a KU-MU game in any sport is always going to be physical, but for us and for our specific system we have to be physical all the way through till the end.” This was the second come-frombehind victory the Tigers have had this season. The first came last Friday when MU overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Loyola 3-2. “We just never gave up,” Kruse said. “We’ve wanted to win this game for weeks. We always play like it’s 0-0.” Blitz thinks this mentality could help


Senior forward Alysha Bonnick tries to cut off Kansas’ Erin Ellefson. Bonnick had three shots on goal, and the Tigers ended up winning 4-1. the Tigers succeed in Big 12 play. “Earlier in the season, we weren’t mature enough to have that belief (that we could come back) and close out games, and I hope that that coming in will help us,” he said. The victory gives MU a nice 1-0 start in Big 12 play, and a resounding victory over its biggest rival. Kansas was the only team to beat MU

in Big 12 regular season play, beating the Tigers 3-2 in the final game of the 2009 regular season. “We’re pretty pumped,” Kruse said. “But at twelve its over and done with, and onto the next game.” That next game will be a home matchup with No. 12 Oklahoma State next Friday, followed by a home game against Oklahoma on Sunday.

Missouri extra point streak snapped Tigers rout Redhawks, go undefeated in non-conference at 252 in victory over Miami of Ohio BACK TO ZACH MINK Sports Editor

The No. 24 Missouri football team was firing on all cylinders Saturday, defeating the Miami of Ohio Redhawks 51-13. Seven different players scored a touchdown for the Tigers in the victory. Missouri started the scoring early, with senior cornerback Carl Gettis taking a fumble recovery to the end zone for the touchdown only eight seconds into the game. Coach Gary Pinkel said he was pleased with the early score by the team. “We’re just very fortunate,” Pinkel said. “We get the ball out and scoop and score. It’s a great way to start the game. When you’re playing games like this you need to keep focused and, I think, for most of the game we did.” The early score set the tone for the Tigers, who punished the Redhawks on the ground despite Miami of Ohio coming into the game with the 5th best rushing defense in the nation. Missouri had three different tailbacks reach the end zone in the first half. Sophomore Kendial Lawrence pushed the lead to 14-0 with a 39-yard rush midway through the first quarter, his first touchdown of the season. Freshman Henry Josey joined in on the scoring minutes later, using pure speed to slice through the defense for a 28-yard touchdown. Junior De’Vion Moore then pushed the Missouri lead to 28 with a seven-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter. Senior center Tim Barnes noted the different style that each tailback brings to the team. “Our guys do a real good job, and the coaches do a really good job of mixing it up,” Barnes said. “Each guy brings a little bit of a different dimension. Henry Josey’s got speed, De’Vion (Moore) has more power and Marcus Murphy is real shifty too. Each guy brings a new dimension to the offense.”

The Redhawks would finally get on the board with six minutes left in the half. Miami of Ohio stormed downfield but couldn’t get in the end zone, settling for a 23-yard field goal. The Tigers picked up where they left off in the second half. Junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert found junior wide receiver Wes Kemp wide open for a 33-yard touchdown reception. Junior kicker Grant Ressel missed the extra point, snapping a streak of 252 consecutive points after touchdown by Tiger placekickers. The last miss was in 2005 against Colorado. Ressel redeemed himself minutes later, hitting a career-high 50-yard field goal to put the Tigers up 37-3. After a Redhawk fumble deep in its own territory, the Tigers quickly tacked on another score as Gabbert dove forward for the 1-yard touchdown run, putting Missouri up 44-3. After another field goal by the Redhawks, freshman tailback Marcus Murphy became the fourth Tiger tailback to reach the end zone, scoring on a one-yard rush with under a minute left in the third quarter. The Tigers took advantage of the huge lead in the fourth quarter, resting most of the starters. The Redhawks would score once more, and the Tigers came away with the 51-13 rout. Gabbert said the key to success was balance and the play of the offensive line. “We had a balanced attack this week,” Gabbert said. “They were giving us the run early on, and we capitalized on that advantage and the offensive line did a great job. They won the war in the trenches and our running backs did a great job following lanes and making big plays out there.” The Tigers improved to 4-0 with the victory, and now get a chance to rest with a bye next week before entering conference play. The Tigers will square off against the Colorado Buffaloes in the Big 12 opener Oct. 9 at Faurot Field.


The snap came in at the perfect height. The hold came down clean and on time. The extra point kick went up, hit the right upright and fell to the turf. Junior place kicker Grant Ressel had a day of career high and lows Saturday, the low being his missed PAT that came early in the second half. The miss broke a streak of 252 consecutive successful extra points five years in the making. The high was a career-long 50-yard field goal he drained later in the third quarter. “It was all my fault,” Ressel said. “Forest (Shock, the holder) and Beau (Brinkley, the long snapper) were great. I feel like I let them down on that extra point. But I just took my anger out on the ball the next time on that 50-yarder.” The Jackson native’s previous long was a 46-yarder last season. Ressel was thankful that coach Gary Pinkel gave him the opportunity to attempt such a long field goal. Although he broke a personal record, the loss of the team record put a damper on the accomplishment. The 252 consecutive makes since 2005 spanned three kickers, with 54 of them coming off the foot of Ressel in the past two years. Jeff Wolfert, a 2009 graduate, made 185 of the rest during three perfect PAT seasons. Those 252 hits were just ten shy of the NCAA record for consecutive extra points made by a school. The record of 262 was accomplished by Syracuse from 1978 to 1989 by seven different kickers. Pinkel was aware of the record but was pleased that his kicker was able to answer later in the quarter. “So much for the record,” Pinkel said. “He came back and made that long field goal and that was good. We haven’t been as consistent in practice and those things happen. Now we can start over again.” Ressel’s attitude toward the record and its hype might have eased the pain of the

SQUARE ONE The Tigers trounced the Red Hawks on Saturday, winning 51 to 13. Missouri will get a chance to rest until the next game on Oct. 9 against Colorado. The five-year streak of made extra points ended Saturday. Here is the history of the streak. 2005 Adam Crosset last 13 PATS of season 2006 Jeff Wolfert perfect 45 of 45 2007 Jeff Wolfert perfect 67 of 67 2008 Jeff Wolfert perfect 73 of 73 2009 Grant Ressel perfect 39 of 39 2010 Grant Ressel first 15 made of season

LAUREN EGGERING/GRAPHICS DESIGNER botched kick. “People say stuff about it, but I don’t really follow the records,” Ressel said. “I try not to read the newspapers or anything because I don’t like to get a big head.” Sophomore tailback Kendial Lawrence described the atmosphere on the sideline and the reaction of Ressel’s teammates. “It was a shocking reaction, but then again you have to always stay positive and pick your teammates up,” Lawrence said. “Just let them know they’ll get the next one. There’s always going to be another chance.” Lawrence may have been in a “positive” mood because he scored his first touchdown since high school and the first in his Missouri career in the first quarter. Ressel also did something he hadn’t done since high school; his last missed PAT was during junior year at Jackson High School. The missed extra point came after Missouri’s fifth touchdown of the game. The Tigers tacked on two more scores, and Ressel made sure to nail both PATs. The current streak stands at two.


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