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Tuesday • January 25, 2011 • Vol. 104 Issue 17
Briefs Volunteer Fair to be held Wednesday
The 10th annual Volunteer Fair has been scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Plaster Student Union. The event is co-sponsored by the Campus Volunteer Center, Office of Student Employment Services, Citizenship and Service Learning, and Residence Life and Services. This event invites non-profit organizations to come on campus and exchange information with Missouri State students, faculty and staff. The goal of the Volunteer Fair is to foster a relationship between the Missouri State Community and local non-profit organizations. Prizes will be given away throughout the day, including two $100 Visa gift cards. For a complete list of the possible attendees, go to the Missouri State University website.
Judicial Board has positions open
Applications to become a justice on the Campus Judicial Board are now available to the student body. There are two positions available. The Campus Judicial Board serves as the appellate board for students and student organizations as well as certifies election results and hands down decisions as requested by the Senate or student body president. Applications can be found in the Student Government Association office (PSU 123) or online at sga.missouristate.edu. In addition, students may also e-mail SGA@missouristate.edu for an application. Applications are due back in the SGA office by Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 5 pm. Members of the Campus Judicial Board must have a 2.5 GPA and be full-time students. For more information please contact Kinsley Stocum, director of communications, at email@example.com.
Calendar January 25 to January 31
Student Activities Council meeting, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., PSU 113 Student Senate meeting, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., PSU 313
10th Annual Volunteer Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., PSU 1st and 2nd floors Provost Open Forum, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., PSU 400 Interfraternity Council general meeting, 5:15 to 6 p.m., PSU 313 Panhellenic Council general meeting, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., PSU 313 Students for a Sustainable Future meeting, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Temple Hall pit The Vine, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Carrington Theatre
"How to Control Cash Flow" seminar, 9 a.m. to noon, Glass Hall
2011 Chinese New Year banquet, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., PSU Ballroom
Playwriting Discussion Forum, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Meyer Library 101
How the snow is handled Classes stay in session despite winter weather By Jon Poorman The Standard
Springfield was hit with 2.2 inches of snow late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. On Thursday morning, students at Missouri State found that, despite the snow, classes were still in session. Hillary Kozeny, a junior biology major, said one of her instructors had a hard time handling the snow. “My COM 115 instructor said that she couldn’t get her car out of her driveway, so her husband had to drive her to work in his big four-wheel-drive vehicle,” Kozeny said. “While it may be somewhat OK for people on campus to get to class, commuter students and faculty have an extremely dangerous and hard time getting to campus on days like (Thursday).” Larry Combs, the parkingtransit supervisor, said the university has sold 10,186 commuter parking passes this year, which means that a lot of people who had class on Thursday were faced with driving in the snowy conditions. Maggie Everly, a senior biology major, said that she had some trouble getting to campus. “I had to drive from Sunshine (Avenue) and Kansas (Expressway), and I practically slid half the way here,” she said. Students and faculty both have concerns when it comes to winter weather, which is why university officials go through a certain procedure to decide what to do in these circumstances. Ken McClure, vice president for administrative and information services, said there were three main factors that went into the decision to keep classes in session on Thursday: lack of snow accumulation, the passable state of the roads, and the grounds crew saying they could have campus cleared by 8 a.m.
A lot of students may not know the exact process for determining whether or not to have classes in a winter weather situation. Here is how it all happens: McClure said the decision is a complex one that involves several people. He said the process begins early in the morning, or in some instances, such as last Wednesday, it will begin the night before.
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A grounds crew worker shovels snow from a staircase coming out of the Grand Street underpass.
McClure said he initially consults with two people: Donald Clark, the director of Safety and Transportation, and Bob Eckels, the director of Facilities Management. “We try to get an initial assessment of what the forecast looks like and then what type of resources might be necessary,” McClure said. Beginning early in the morning, usually around 3 a.m., Clark will make an assessment of the forecast and the road conditions. “My responsibility is to check the streets and highways coming into campus and the city and make sure they’re safe to drive on,” Clark said. Meanwhile, Eckels gets an assessment from the grounds crew on what type of require-
ments would be necessary to get the campus cleared. “I give a call to the grounds services guy that is on campus,” Eckels said. “He gives me his assessment of how the campus looks and whether his folks are going to be able to handle the walkways, the loading dock areas, the entrances to the garages and the parking lots.” At about 4:30 a.m., McClure, Clark and Eckels all come up with a decision on what they think will happen, considering the circumstances at the time. McClure then visits with several other people to see what decisions are being made around the city of Springfield. “Usually I’ll visit with the superintendent of (Springfield) schools, OTC and in (last Thurs-
day’s) case I visited with the president of Drury,” McClure said. “Everybody has different requirements they’ve got to go through, but we do talk.” McClure said he also consults with Earle Doman, vice president of student affairs, and Provost Belinda McCarthy. Once everyone has been consulted and a recommendation has been made, McClure calls Missouri State President James Cofer to make the final call. “I called him around 5:30 (Thursday) morning,” McClure said. “That’s always the last call I make, and we talk through it and get his input and his approval of whatever we decide we need to do.” Additional reporting by Rachel Bonar.
Bears Backing Haiti helps once again By Kaycie Surrell The Standard
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti last January, and Missouri State students took action by getting together to raise $50,000 in 50 hours. Bears Backing Haiti fell short of its goal by $7,000 but came together again this year hoping to raise the remaining amount. On Jan. 18, Bears Backing Haiti: Haiti Still Hurts started working toward raising the money needed to reach its 50-in-50 goal by collecting money at different locations around campus, primarily outside Plaster Student Union. Other events were hosted both on and off campus throughout the week that were beneficial in helping the organization meet its goal. The Missouri State Bookstore printed maroon shirts sporting the Bears Backing Haiti logo that were available for a suggested donation of $10 at the organization’s tent throughout the week. Sodexo also joined in the effort
by holding a luncheon. The proceeds of both fundraising events were donated to Convoy of Hope. Ellyn Henderson, a junior special education major and co-chair of Bears Backing Haiti, organized events at Panera Bread and Qdoba that would also help raise money for the cause. Both restaurants donated a percentage of the receipts from orders placed by those backing Haiti. “It’s not in the media anymore at all,” Henderson said. “It’s like we forgot about it. If you don’t talk about it, then no one’s going to think about it. There are people that go down to Haiti and volunteer their time and live in tents, and they see all the destruction. I think just putting this information out there is important for students to see.” All of the fundraisers and efforts made to raise student awareness came together during the men’s basketball game on Saturday when students collected donations at different locations around the JQH Arena. Jeff Roman, corporate relations director for Convoy of Hope, took the floor during half time to thank the university and
everyone involved with Bears Backing Haiti for their hard work. “Since the earthquake happened a year ago, we’ve fed nine million people meals: men, women and children,” Roman said. “We’ve sent 80,000 vaccines over to Haiti as well, partnering with Hope Community Church here in Springfield, and every single school day in Haiti we’re feeding 25,000 kids. “They need the basic stuff that we take for granted. They need food, clean water, livable resources that will make a difference in their lives. It’s a tough, tough place.” Bears Backing Haiti’s main goal has not only been raising money to help Convoy of Hope, but also raising student awareness. Jordan Donaldson, a sophomore biology major, visited Haiti over the summer and saw firsthand the kind of destruction and poverty Haitians now face. “It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen in your life,” Donaldson said. “We’ll do whatever we can. We promised $50,000, and we’ll just go above and beyond to help as much as
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Volunteers collected funds in buckets for Bears Backing Haiti: Haiti Still Hurts.
we possibly can because it’s going to need it for a long time.” A presentation was held on Monday at the Bear Paw where a check of $7,300 was presented to Convoy of Hope.
Tuesday, January 25, 2010
Police to enfore bar ban more strictly Law to impact local downtown businesses By Amanda Hess The Standard
Students under the age of 21 might have to consider finding alternative venues to spend their nights in Springfield soon. Rusty Worley, the executive director of the Urban Districts Alliance, said he learned a few weeks ago that Springfield police were going to enforce the bar ban more strictly within the downtown area. The bar ban is an ordinance that prohibits minors from being in establishments that generate more than 60 percent of their revenue from alcohol sales. “It’s too early to tell how widespread or significant this enforcement will be,” Worley said. “By my knowledge, the J.M. Buttermilk’s Hot Buttered Soul n’ R&B Revue show was the only one affected at this time.” The J.M. Buttermilk show was at the Outland Ballroom last weekend and was
originally planned for ages 18 and up. However, the event was changed to 21 and up just two days before the show. Morgan Franke, a junior hospitality and restaurant administration major, said changing the show so late was unfair. “My friends, who are 20, were planning on coming to the Buttermilk show but then weren’t allowed,” Franke said. “It’s annoying when they allowed it (the ban) so long and then decided two days before a big show would be the right time to enforce it.” Cpl. Matt Brown, the police department spokesperson, said the police department received a grant that is allowing the police to enforce all alcohol-type offenses and not just the bar ban. “This national grant filters through different processes,” Brown said. “It specifically says it will be used for X, Y and Z. Ours is used for alcohol infractions in the downtown area.” The grant allows for the department to give more overtime hours to officers to help enforce the alcohol laws, he said. These laws would include minor in possession (MIP), driving while intoxicated
(DWI), open container laws and any type of assault or alcohol related offense. The greater enforcement is causing some establishments to look at their businesses and think of ways to re-evaluate, Worley said. “There are a few places in center city that could be affected, and we are in the process of working with them to meet the ordinances,” Worley said. Some of the places that might be affected are the Outland Ballroom, Icon and Lindberg’s, he said. Lindberg’s is in the process of adding a kitchen to the bar, in hopes of addressing the ordinance issue with food sales, to add to their revenue. “I think it’s going to cause Outland Ballroom to re-evaluate their business model to see if they can sell more food or partner with a place like Remington’s,” Worley said. “I’m not sure how many shows they want 18 and older, but it’s a conversation we need to have.” Brown said it shouldn’t cause huge problems for the downtown area businesses. “I think if they weren’t responsible, it could cause problems,” he said. “We have
undercover guys that go into those places to make sure the laws are being followed.” An individual group came forward with the initial bar ban bill in 2006, Worley said. It wouldn’t allow anyone under 21 into a business that sold alcohol. “The board that Urban Districts Alliance facilitates came up with a counter plan at that time,” he said. “It allowed underage patrons to join in the fun but have checks and balances for the businesses.” However, the other group had the town vote on the ordinance, and it won 70 to 30, Worley said. The UDA board was able to add a restriction that allowed places with 40 percent non alcohol revenue to be exempt from the ordinance. The police department’s national grant is spaced out to be used over the length of the year, Brown said. The police department submits their overtime to the grant to pay for the man-hours involved. No one has specifically requested for there to be a stricter enforcement of the bar ban, he said. “We’ve had the grant the entire time I’ve been here, which is 12 years,” Brown said.
State of the State addresses issues By Jason Johnston The Standard
Gov. Jay Nixon’s Jan. 19 State of the State address began with Nixon telling the Missouri General Assembly about Perry Coy, who was a Bolivar High School graduate and a World War II hero. “He personifies the values that have made this nation great in war and in peace: courage, tenacity, sacrifice, hard work and optimism,” Nixon said in his address. He said times are tough. Some people cannot find a
job that they want or are worried that they will lose their job. “Together, we’re fighting every day, for every job,” Nixon said. “We are turning this economy around.” Nixon recommended a 6.9 percent cut in Missouri State University’s operating budget for fiscal year 2012, according to Missouri Department of Higher Education documents. Nixon said he has reduced government spending by more than $1.8 billion since he took office and will have
cut state payroll by more than 3,300 positions. Nixon wants to balance the state budget without raising taxes. “All across state government, a leaner workforce is doing more with less,” Nixon said. “These decisions are never easy, but they are necessary. Because we have been frugal, we have money to invest in the things that matter most to Missourians: jobs, education, health care and law enforcement.” He said college affordability has been a top priority since he took office.
“While tuition soared by double digits around the nation, Missouri schools kept tuition and fees flat for two years running,” Nixon said. “Even if some schools impose modest tuition increases next year, we’ll have protected Missouri families from the sharp tuition spikes seen in other states.” Missouri has to increase enrollment in higher education because education determines a person’s job prospects and lifetime earnings, Nixon said. See STATE page 8
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Cartoon by Rachel Brown
January 25, 2011
Bar ban is a mistake
Tuition costs crush students
Remember that feeling that washed over you when you opened your college acceptance letter? Freedom, independence, a new chapter in your life had begun. Thanks to the glamorized depiction of college life in television and film, as prefreshman we had illusions of living in two-story party houses, buying our first sets of ratty garage sale furniture and taking off for crosscountry road trips during spring break. Like everything else in the Generation Y’s dreams of the future, we have received another kick in the jaw. Instead of embarking on a new life of independence, we are lying on twin-sized mattresses in our childhood bedrooms staring at glowing stars on the ceilings. We are back home with the parents. Let’s start with the numbers. In a study by Columbia University based on data from the U.S. Current Population Survey, 52.8 percent of young adults between the ages of 18-24 were living at home last year. One in every five adults between the ages of 25 and 34 are also back home with their parents, according to a website called The Hands-On Guide to Surviving Adult Children Living at Home. Even scarier than that, 48 percent of young adults (mean age 25) receive
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money from their parents every single month. Parents pull money from savings and retirement funds to support their grown children. What has put our generation in such desperate circumstances? Yes, the economy is the most obvious instigator to point fingers at. Even though times are tough, generally we are just underemployed rather than unemployed. I’m sure every student knows a recent graduate who has a degree in something impressive like molecular biology but is putting that brilliant mind to work as a full-time barista at Starbucks instead of interning at a hospital. If we are not underemployed, we are most likely unemployed all together. Living off student loans and our parent’s handouts. Although the economy is obviously a thorn in the side of Generation Y, there is another guilty party that should share the blame: universities. In the 1980s and 1990s when the common opinion was that a high school diploma was no longer enough to secure a job in
the world, parents started pushing the critical process of acquiring a college education. The more this became a necessary part of life, the more tuition costs climbed. The cost of tuition jumped 439 percent from 1982 to 2007, compared to a 147 percent increase in median family income, according to a report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. In the past decade, student borrowing has more than doubled, and according to our governor and the president of this university, tuition is about to take another climb. Last week, President Cofer stated that tuition costs must increase for students to make up for the state’s cut in education funding and estimated an increase of about 4 percent. For a full-time student, this will amount to around $111 per semester — not a crippling increase, but an increase nonetheless. In comparison to other cost-ofliving inflation, tuition is facing hyperinflation. These small decisions amount to 20-somethings being burdened with a level of college-loan debt that was unheard of in their parents’ day. In a world where high school diploma’s are meaningless and a college degree nearly so, students are facing incredible chal-
lenges that sometimes can only be tolerable under the roofs of our parents’ homes, with their money in our ratty and often empty wallets. Recent graduates are in even more perilous circumstances when studentpayments that loan amount to more than a good-sized mortgage payment kick in. Unemployed and indebted to FedLoan, we must begin our 20-year repayment process that will put us in the poorhouse and worse dissipate our parents’ retirement funds. Being teased as “the Peter Pan generation,” we must face loving parents who cannot quite understand why we remain underemployed and dependent on their support. Many students are thankful that the budget cuts will not mean losing programs and professors; however, I am beginning to question the university’s priorities when allocating state funds. Perhaps if universities focused on academic education in this devastating recession rather than the construction of Olympicsized recreation centers, our students wouldn’t be asked to constantly pay more, borrow more and live less. But I’m just a part-time sales associate of a lazy generation. What do I know?
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In last week’s Life section, The Standard reported on the J.M. Buttermilk show at the Outland Ballroom. The show was originally advertised as an 18-and-up event; however, just a few days before the show, the event was changed to 21 and up. In effect since 2006, the bar ban in Springfield states that minors are not allowed into places that generate more than 60 percent more sales in alcohol than food. While Springfield college-aged bargoers haven’t seen much headway in enforcing this ban, Cpl. Matt Brown, the police department spokesperson, said the police department received a grant that is allowing the police to enforce this ban and all other alcohol-related offenses. According to the story on page two in today’s paper, the grant allows for the department to give more overtime hours to officers to help enforce the alcohol laws including MIPs, DWIs, open-container laws and any type of assault or alcohol-related offense. We don’t have a problem with the grant. Alcohol-related offenses are serious matters. We understand that, now that we have money to enforce the ban, it is time to enforce it. The problem is why. What are the benefits to enforcing the bar ban? Enforcing the bar ban is going to take revenue away from these local businesses and bars. It is going to slash the fan-base of the bands, much like J.M. Buttermilk. Instead of sending those not-yet-21-year-olds to hang out at Walmart, the city should use the money to make sure the under-21-yearolds are not abusing their privileges. If the city is determined to make downtown Springfield a burgeoning area for local businesses, then why force a good portion of their customers to seek entertainment elsewhere? And finally, the city’s timing could not be less desirable. With the economy in the shape that it is, these local businesses could use the under-21-year-olds, even if they only order a Coke. $1.75 is still money in the pocket.
Joining lawsuit could be positive for Missouri
Missouri currently has around a $500 million budget deficit, so it makes perfect sense to spend large amounts of money by joining more than 20 states in suing the federal government. This may sound farfetched, but I’m being completely serious. A few days ago, the Missouri Senate passed a resolution urging Attorney General Chris Koster to join the multitude of other states who are suing the government over Obamacare. The House already passed a similar piece of legislation days before. Basically, the argument our legislature is making is that the Federal Health Care Reform law is overstepping its bounds. It takes rights away from citizens. It is unconstitutional. I, for one, agree with our state legislature. I desperately want to see the health care reform nonsense get repealed and declared illegal. Obviously there should be some legislation passed for health care, but what the U.S. House and Senate passed was total garbage. I could rant and rave for hours about why I don’t like the health care legislation, but that is not my goal right now. Instead, I’m more interested in actually defending the Missouri legislature’s decision to urge the throwing of money into the black hole that will come with suing the feds. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder took it upon himself to join in with other states’ attorney generals in suing over Obamacare. He said he was responsible for doing it because he was an advocate for seniors. That was a noble gesture, but it isn’t really his place. If the state can’t get Attorney General Koster to grow up and defend his state, then Kinder will have to work. Let’s hope Koster will actually listen to the legislature and join. On top of the fact the legislature is urging Koster to join in the lawsuit, he should also sue simply because Proposition C passed in August by an overwhelming majority. Proposition C was a way for Missouri’s citizens to shout out and say they didn’t support what the health care reform law was going to do. If Koster truly is supposed to be looking out for our state’s citi-
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zens, he should hear their plea for him to start kicking some health care butt. I’ve heard a lot of people in the state argue that Missouri shouldn’t get involved in the lawsuit over Obamacare primarily because so many other states already are. They also badmouth joining the suit because lawsuits are expensive. Just a fair warning: You may have to reread what I’m about to say here so you don’t think I’m comparing Obama to Hitler. Anyway, in response to people who complain about the cost or the fact that so many other states are already involved, I would argue that quite a few countries were involved in WWII when we joined. Wars are expensive, but we joined anyway. Our country was violated, and we responded. That is exactly the case with Obamacare and the lawsuit. Our state is being violated, and somebody needs to respond, regardless of whether others are already responding. I honestly doubt Koster will consider suing the federal government for health care reform. If he does, I will be (happily) surprised. After the Missouri House and Senate passed their legislation about health care, Koster said he would consider it and make a decision soon. Only considering it and not acting on it means diddly-squat. If he doesn’t join in on the suit, that will be even more reason why he will probably be a oneterm attorney general. Regardless, if Koster does his job and sues or leaves it to Lt. Gov. Kinder to do everything, I just hope something happens soon. I’m getting sick of this health care nonsense. At least I have insurance that I got on my own accord that was not mandated by the federal government for now in case this debate gets me feeling too crummy.
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Calendar January 25 to January 31
Foundations Exhibition 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Student Exhibition Center, free Student Activities Council meeting 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., PSU 313 Spanish Movie Night 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Siceluff room 225, free Alphi Phi Omega Spring Rush Trivia Night 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., PSU food court, free
10th Annual Volunteer Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., PSU first and second floors, free
SAC Films Presents: “Paranormal Activity 2” 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., PSU theater, free Quizzical at the Q 7:30 p.m., Q Enoteca at 308 W. Commercial St.
The Photographs of Domino Danzero exhibit 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meyer Library 306, free “How to Control Cash Flow” seminar 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Glass Hall, admission: $109 Taiji: Relax the Body and Focus the Mind 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Taylor Health and Wellness Center conference room, free Multilingual Film 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Siceluff 225, free Board Game Bonanza 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., PSU food court, free Capitol Steps Political Satire 8 p.m. Gillioz Theatre, tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of show Paul Palen music 8 p.m., Nathan P. Murphy’s
MSU Film Series presents: Ang Lee’s “Ride With the Devil” 6:30 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m., PSU theater, free
Every Body Eats traveling exhibit grand opening 9 a.m., Discovery Center
Faculty recital featuring Paula Patterson, mezzo-soprano, and Peter Collins, piano 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Ellis Hall 217b, free Musical: “Big River” 2:30 p.m., Springfield Little Theatre, tickets: $25, $22 for students
Briefs Alpha Phi Omega hosts ‘Potter’ party
The Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity will offer students the opportunity to show off their “Harry Potter” knowledge through its spring rush party featuring trivia and games surrounding the popular literary wizard, taking place in Cheek Hall 212 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday. The party, which is free and open to current students, will allow attendants to learn more about Alpha Phi Omega and its leadership activities.
Beartones take part in competition
Varsity Vocals and the Missouri State Beartones will host the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Quarterfinal from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday in the PSU theater. The tournament, which takes place January through April, selects the top two college groups from six regions: the West, Midwest, South, Middle Atlantic, Northeast and Europe. The winning teams advance to the semifinals, the winners of which will progress to the finals, held in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and compete for cash prizes and the title of Grand Champion. Admission for Missouri State students is free. Tickets for nonMissouri State students are $5 and general admission is $10.
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The vintage Savor Restaurant and it’s upstairs contemporary comrade are a new addition to Commercial Street, opened recently by Springfield’s William Peak and Erik Kinkade.
Savory goodness Fresh flavor, artistic flair make Savor a downtown sensation By Abby Webster The Standard
After graduating from OTC’s culinary school, William Peak found a passion for cooking and hospitality and has recently opened a trendy new eatery with commercial artist Erik Kinkade at the up-and-coming Commercial Street strip. “I grew up on a small, small farm. My mother, I love her to death, but she could not cook,” Peak said. “So, as a child, I started cooking for the whole family, and it got me interested in culinary arts. When I was about 26 years old I decided, ‘Let’s go to culinary school.’” As he spoke, Peak diced fresh tomatoes while another chef prepared dough for the homemade bread that would be served in the evening to come. With its exposed brick walls and freshly renovated wood floors, Savor is a restaurant with unique and inspiring charm. Its aesthetic value is especially due to Kinkade’s artistic vision. “The building was pretty much falling in on itself when I bought it,” Kinkade said. “It was a complete gut rehab. I like the historic value of the entire street, and I wanted something I could fix up because that’s what I like doing. I like to renovate buildings.” The restaurant will be featured on a new reality show on TLC and has gotten quite a bit of attention from the media. “We were kind of blessed in the fact that a reality show — it’s called ‘The Opener’ — it’s just started airing on TLC,” Kinkade said. “I think they have a different one every week. We got a lot of publicity from that. A lot of newspapers, including the (Springfield) Business Journal, covered it.” The artist gets to design, display art and showcase his homemade chandeliers, while the chef gets to cook, knowing that he has the creative freedom to produce the food
that he wants. “I did all of the artwork in the place,” Kinkade said. “I went to art school. I’ve been a commercial artist since I graduated. In my previous business, I made chandeliers, so I made all of the chandeliers in the place. I made just about everything in this room. I also studied business, so I’m this sort of business artist.” The room Kinkade refers to is upstairs. There are huge windows and robin’s-egg-blue walls, decorated in Kinkade’s artwork as well as a massive, wall-installed saltwater aquarium. The modern twist of the upstairs bar is a perfect complement to the vintage setting of downstairs where the renovation of the building seems difficult to believe due to its perfect 1800s style decor. “The building is 127 years old,” Kinkade said. “Its original reason for being built is unknown. I know Paul Harris and his family owned a bookstore here, and it was also a pharmacy. There literally weren’t any windows in the entire building when I bought it.” Savor possesses an energy that makes you feel like you’re in a city that’s moving forward and becoming comfortable with itself. It combines the way that historic Commercial Street used to be while offering a vision of its current and approaching progress. “The city has invested a lot of money in fixing up the streetscape basically, and so usually when the city puts their muscle behind an area, you’re pretty sure eventually it’s going to catch on,” Kinkade said. “The people down here for a long time have been trying to reenergize the entire street.” Peak also has an undeniable creative vision that he’s able to express through his own art of cooking. “I’ll have four different menus a year, kind of reflecting the season. I push a lot of different food,” Peak said. “I’ll do a cherry steak, a blueberry chicken — there are a lot of things on my menu that nobody in Springfield has seen before.” All the food is fresh, homemade and humane. “All of our beef here is free range, grass fed, really happy cat-
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Kinkade made all of the art that decorates the restaurant and bar. tle,” Peak said. “Our chicken is the same.” Savor’s menu is full of flavorful and one-of-a-kind items. Candied bacon? Yes, please. You can look at the menus online at www.savortheloft.com, where they also include their Sunday brunch menu, which features an egg white omelet dish entitled “Whitey Tighties.” As far as drinks go, the restaurant specializes in martinis. The contemporary upstairs bar is a great place to drink one: trust me. Kinkade himself crafted the stainless steel countertops, and the view
of the historic street makes this modern, lofted room stand out even more. Peak explained his initial reason for the upcoming menu change isn’t just due to a change of season, but also because of the challenges he faced when opening. “I opened the kitchen without even trying the food,” Peak said. “We had a reality show coming in at the time. Now, I’ve got the kinks worked out. We had cards that people filled out with their thoughts on everything, and I’m taking every one into consideration.”
‘Tiny Furniture’ true to post-college life
You have probably never heard of “Tiny Furniture.” LuckKarman ily for us, it’s curBowers rently playing at the Moxie. Movie “Tiny FurniReviewer ture” tells the story of the recent college graduate, Aura (Lena Dunham), as she returns home with no idea of what to do now. She must deal with her artist mother, overachieving brat sister and the lull that comes with a new college degree. The plot is simple, but the story is quite complicated. It shows the relationships between Aura and those around her in a real and almost heartbreaking way. That’s actually quite a good way to describe this movie: heartbreaking. Everyone around her takes advantage of her, and she’s too nice to see it. She doesn’t necessarily help herself, but it’s
still painful to watch. Her friends are rude. The guys around her just want something, and her family doesn’t care that she’s home. It’s something that seems all too familiar to us college kids. We spend thousands of dollars for an education just to graduate into a world that doesn’t want us. So we are left massively in debt with nothing to push us forward. “Tiny Furniture” is a very real film. Not only in the style of filmmaking, but also in the dialogue and situations. The best way to describe it is awkward. People in real life don’t always have these witty and clever comebacks or profound advice, and the characters in this film don’t either. They say real things that you’d expect real people to say. Now, the thing that I find quite cool about this movie, from an aspiring filmmaker’s point of view, is that the girl who plays Aura, Lena Dunham, wrote, directed and starred in this film. So maybe the looming postgrad depression doesn’t have to be so bad. A warning to those who expect a big bang
from their movies: This movie moves at a slow pace. Once again it's quite realistic but at the same time slow. This in no way means it’s a bad movie, it’s just a heads up. If you like real movies that involve real people and real situations, then you’ll enjoy this movie. It’s smart, funny and relevant. Like real life, it’s worth a go.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Festival location faces financial threat By Kaycie Surrell The Standard
For the past six years, Camp Zoe in Salem, Mo., has been home to Schwagstock, a popular music festival with dates throughout the spring, summer and fall. Jimmy Tebeau of the Grateful Dead tribute band, The Schwag, purchased the property in 2004 and has held concerts and festivals on the property regularly until recently when law enforcement halted camp activity. On Nov. 1, 2010 during the weekend of Spookstock 9, the camp was raided by officers from the DEA, IRS, Homeland Security, highway patrol and local police officers in culmination of a fouryear-long investigation that allegedly uncovered open drug use and sales on the property. An official complaint was filed Nov. 8 in Eastern Missouri District Court after the raid occurred that states, “pursuant to information revealed through law enforcement surveillance, undercover operations, source information, bank records, and interviews, law enforcement agents have learned of the extensive use and sale of numerous drugs and controlled substances at Camp Zoe by attendees of the festivals held at Camp Zoe.” The complaint goes on to claim observation of the open use of drugs like opium, cocaine, LSD and, of course, Miss Mary Jane herself. It is for this reason that Camp Zoe is now subject to forfeiture to the United States, legal action taken when assets are confiscated by the State, which are alleged proceeds of a crime. Jonathan Culver, head administrator for the “Save Camp Zoe” cause, has been working in past months to draw
attention to the situation through Facebook. He claims forfeiture could be used to unjustly dry up the funds of both the camp and its owner. “Camp Zoe was seized by multiple government agencies after the Spookstock 9 event due to purported tax issues after seizing the assets of the owner Jimmy Tebeau,” Culver said. “It was shown that no such thing had happened, and they have nonetheless frozen his funds and are attempting to seize the property, using very controversial forfeiture laws that have been shown in the past to be used by agencies for their own profit as they can redistribute confiscated funds to themselves.” Whether or not such action will take place, Camp Zoe’s future remains unstable. A public announcement posted on Save Camp Zoe’s Facebook page claims a total of $188,036 was taken from the camp’s bank account and says the money was intended to pay sales tax, Camp Zoe mortgage, bills for the winter and staff from the camp’s most recent event. “Just to pay the bills that Zoe has accumulated in the past three months, we need over $40,000. There’s been a lot of support, but it’s still an uphill climb,” Culver said. “There’s a lot of negativity about Zoe’s future, but I’m following my gut and remaining an eternal optimist.” What has avid festivalgoers and music fans alike stewing is the way the government has halted what many believe to be a “part-time autonomous community.” Due to government involvement, thousands of die-hard Schwagstock attendees may have to bid their home-away-from-home farewell for good.
Amanda Wheeler-Turner, senior speech and theatre education major, said she thinks of Schwagstock as a godsend living in a state with few opportunities to see live concerts outside of crowded music halls and sports complexes. Concert tickets at such venues are often expensive, too, more so than the cost of a Schwagstock ticket, which runs about $70. “This is how live music is meant to be seen and heard, just like the days spent at Woodstock,” Turner said. “Camp Zoe offers a lot more than Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin tribute bands. They also provide activities year-round for families. Personally, I view the raid as another way the government is trying to keep the arts stifled.” Organizations like Save Camp Zoe are doing what they can to help raise enough money to keep the bank from foreclosing on the property and to help with the attorney’s fees. There have also been benefit concerts held in the St. Louis area to help raise money. There will be another benefit concert held on Jan. 29 at the Roberts Orpheum Theater in St. Louis featuring The Schwag with guests Josh Heinrichs Band, Stone Sugar Shakedown, King Louis’ Revenge and Rhyme or Reason. Tickets are $20 at the door and proceeds will go to the Camp Zoe Trust Account to help pay for legal defense and general bills of the camp. Amidst all of this controversy, Jimmy Tebeau will nonetheless be in Springfield on Jan. 22 with his band The Schwag for a show at our very own Patton Alley Pub. Mark your calendars; this is no show to be missed. Donations can also be made directly to Camp Zoe through its website.
‘Kinect’ ushers in gaming future
Microsoft’s long-awaited Kinect peripheral (known as Project Natal for most of its prerelease convention runaround) is here, and it threatens to change the dynamics of gaming forever. Boasting an innovative full-body control scheme and convenient new ways to interact with your console, Kinect (and its peers in the motion gaming market) has the potential to become the next generation of console gaming. However, the question remains: Will this new frontier of casual gaming bring about the demise of the hardcore gamer as we know it? It doesn’t appear so, though casual gaming certainly is the trend in game development. From Bejeweled and Angry Birds to Kinectimals and Wii Sports, non-gamers are dipping their toes into the swirling tide of modern gaming by way of casual, nonthreatening games. These games utilize simple control schemes (a mouse, an infrared magic wand and your whole body), inviting graphics and mechanics, and family-friendly subject matter to capture an audience that had previously gone untapped. Anyway, I digress. The Kinect is essentially a new and exciting peripheral for your Xbox 360 that will give you access to a plethora of new features and new ways to input commands to your console. If you’re a proud owner of a new Xbox 360 S console, you’ll find that you have a custom Kinect port that invalidates the shiny power supply provided with the Kinect sensor. Otherwise, you’ll have to commit another outlet to your gaming needs. Once you hook up your Kinect, you will be greeted by a startup tool created by Microsoft to help you optimize
Tyler Tinnin Reviewer your Kinect experience. Do everything it says, quietly and without hesitation, and you just might make it out alive. Inside the shiny black bar that is the Kinect sensor, you’ll find a variety of high-tech toys that allow it to perform its body recognition and motioncapturing functions. Inside, there is an array of four echocanceling, speech-recognizing microphones enabling voice commands and vocal input for the purposes of gaming. As far as tracking and capturing movement, there are two primary motion cameras inside: a 320-by-240-pixel, 16-bitdepth camera at 30 fps and a 640-by-480-pixel, 32-bit color motion camera at 30 fps. These cameras are augmented by a skeletal tracking system, which allows tracking for six players at a time (only two active players at any given time however), including 20 joints per person tracked and the ability to map active players to Xbox Live Avatars. Finally, there is a tilt motor installed in the “neck” of the device, which allows the Kinect to sense it’s optimal angle for capturing the motion of the players. The Kinect is a technical powerhouse but would be greatly improved if it had the on-board processor, which was advertised in the early builds of the hardware package. So, you’ve hooked up your Kinect, you’ve moved all of
the furniture in your tiny living area, and you’re ready to play. You pop in Kinect Adventures, direct your Xbox to “Play Disc,” and everyone settles in for a wild and unique gaming experience. Unfortunately, you’ll find that your Kinect is really missing that on-board processor. The latency between your motion and the avatar’s action in-game can be quite jarring and, after a period of time, downright infuriating. Furthermore, the software support for the Kinect is far from robust, including few titles that really shine and primarily knockoffs of popular Wii games.
The Kinect is probably the most frustrating piece of video game tech available for consumers today. The high price point, matched with the demands the technology makes on your living room feng shui, can make the Kinect seem like a whole lot of work for an underwhelming payoff. At this point in time, I feel that it is. Fortunately, extensive support is coming for the Kinect in 2011, including 24 currentlyannounced releases and extensive updates and patches to the existing Kinect GUI. Long story short: Buy a Kinect later than sooner. You’ll thank me. 4 obscene hand gestures out of 5.
The Last Word
Calibrate your sensor early and often. The more often you calibrate your Kinect, the better it will be at recognizing your face and body. Be sure to calibrate in different lighting conditions and room configurations as well. Every second counts when your whole body is the controller!
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January 25, 2011
Men’s Basketball Wednesday, Jan. 19 Indiana State 27 43 – 70 Missouri State 32 37 – 69 Saturday, Jan. 22 Creighton 35 31 – 66 Missouri State 29 38 – 67 Women’s Basketball Friday, Jan. 21 Wichita State 23 18 – 41 Missouri State 30 41 – 71 Swimming and Diving (M) Thursday, Jan. 20 Drury 146 Missouri State 97 Saturday, Jan. 22 Lindenwood Duals 1st of 4 Swimming and Diving (W) Thursday, Jan. 20 Drury 121 Missouri State 118 Saturday, Jan. 22 Lindenwood Duals 1st of 4 Ice Hockey Friday, Jan. 21 SIU-E 0 2 0– 2 Missouri State 1 2 0– 3 Saturday, Jan. 22 SIU-E 1 3 1– 5 Missouri State 0 0 0– 0
Calendar January 25 to January 31
Men’s Basketball away at Drake, 7:05 p.m.
Women’s Basketball away at Creighton, 7:05 p.m.
Swimming and Diving away at Evansville, 4 p.m. Track and Field away at Indiana Relays, 9 a.m.
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Nafis Ricks drives past a Creighton defender in Saturday’s game. The Bears’ 67-66 victory kept them in first place in conference.
A week to remember In front of 10,655 fans, Weems, Bears take out Creighton in final minute
Swimming and Diving away at Eastern Illinois, 2 p.m.
Women’s Basketball away at Drake, 2:05 p.m. Track and Field away at Indiana Relays, 9 a.m.
By John Cook The Standard
Men’s Basketball at home vs. Northern Iowa, 7:05 p.m.
Briefs Baseball team hosts annual ‘First Pitch’
The 2011 “Bears First Pitch and Reunion Night” will be taking place from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29. Both current and former Missouri State major leaguers will be on hand for autographs during the event. Players scheduled to be in attendance are Scott Bailes, Jason Hart, Bart Evans, Ross Detwiler and Brad Ziegler. Along with autograph signings, the event will include a silent auction and a menu of ballpark food. The event will be held at the Bill Rowe Indoor Training Facility at Hammons Field. Tickets will cost $20 each and will need to be purchased in advance.
Swim teams secure three dual wins
The Missouri State swimming and diving teams picked up three dual wins at the Lindenwood Duals. There were four teams at the meet, and because of the triple dual setting, each team was scored against the other. The men's 187 points and the women's 201 points were both good enough for first place in their respective meets.
Spirit squads do well at nationals
Both the Missouri State cheer squad and the Sugar Bears posted strong showings at the 2011 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships held on Jan. 14-16. The Missouri State Cheer Squad placed third in the Division I coed part of the competition and the Sugar Bears finished third in the Division I jazz competition while taking sixth place in the Division I hip-hop category. This year was the 27th year the competition has been held, and it took place in Orlando at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.
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Jermaine Mallett had two dunks vs. Creighton Saturday.
Mallett honored as elite dunker By Jon Poorman The Standard
Jermaine Mallett has a 35inch vertical leap. He likes to use that to his advantage. Since coming to Missouri State last year, Mallett has amazed fans at JQH Arena with his relentless dunks. Now he will be featured in a one-hour “Dunks of the Year” special April 2 on ABC. For eight weeks during the college basketball season, four of the best dunks in the nation are being put against each other. Fans pick the winner by voting on the “Dunks of the Year” Facebook page. The dunk that Mallett was nominated for was his one-handed tomahawk dunk over a Central Arkansas player on Dec. 4. Mallett’s dunk (with about 55 percent of the votes) beat out slams from Justin Hurtt from Tulsa (with about 31 percent), Derrick Williams from Arizona (with about 8 percent) and Jordan Hamilton from Texas (with about 5 percent). Mallett and the other weekly winners will battle it out in the finals, which begin March 7 and will be highlighted in the ABC special. Mallett has thrown down many dunks since becoming a Bear, including two in Saturday’s win over Creighton. The biggest thrill, Mallett said, is seeing the reaction from everyone after he jams one home. “Just seeing the crowd’s See MALLETT page 7
With a last-second layup, Kyle Weems kept Missouri State’s undefeated home record alive, sneaking the Bears past Creighton in a 67-66 thriller on ESPN2 on Saturday. “They were playing me tight on that inbounds play the whole game,” Weems said. “But there at the end they played back, so I faked one way and gave Nafis a look. Then I just made a basketball play.” The Bears (16-4, 8-1) trailed Creighton (13-8, 54) the entire game before a floater by Jermaine Mallett with 1:13 remaining gave MSU its first lead of the game. Head coach Cuonzo Martin said they had been in this situation too many times before to give up. “I just kept on telling them that we’ll walk ourselves back into it,” Martin said. “We found a way to win in the end.” The 15-point comeback in the second half was the largest of Martin’s career, something he said was due to the crowd. “The crowd got us back into it,” Martin said. “When you’re in a place like this, there are no 15- or 20-point blowouts. That was like my old college days. Even I got emotional.” The crowd of 10,655 was the second-largest home crowd in Bears’ history and pushed the team’s
home winning streak to 19 overall and 11 in a row this season. Missouri State came out of the gates slow, starting the game down 10-2, resulting in the Bears having to crawl their way back in the final minutes. Weems scored the Bears first 11 points and finished the game with 23 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks. “I feel like this is the best home game and probably the best game overall I’ve played,” Weems said. “The fans were absolutely amazing. We just kept pushing and stayed positive, and no matter how much we were down, we were never going to give up.” After Weems’ layup, Creighton had about 10 seconds to shut the door on MSU for good. Creighton point guard Antoine Young brought the ball up the court, before being met by Mallett, who saw that Young was being careless with the ball and took advantage of it. “I was looking for him to call a timeout, but he never did,” Mallett said. “He got lazy with his dribble, so I just reached in and popped the ball out. Coach always preaches to battle for the ball, so that’s what I did.” Creighton head coach Greg McDermott said the loss falls on his shoulders. “I’m proud of how my team played out there,”
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Junior Kyle Weems dives for a loose ball. McDermott said. “When you take a loss like that, it falls on the coaching staff. I’m disappointed in myself; a lot of things should have been done differently, especially in a one-point ball game.” With just more than three minutes to play, Nafis Ricks made two free throws, which brought MSU within one, and from there the game remained 64-63 before Mallett’s runner gave MSU their first lead. The Bears shot 90 percent from the charity stripe and outrebounded the Bluejays 38-29, while Ricks helped keep MSU in it with no turnovers and six offensive rebounds. “There’s not many point
guards like Nafis,” Martin said. “With his toughness and ability to come out of the trees with those rebounds, he was key to this victory.” The Bears struggled from the 3-point line shooting just 2-for-12 (.167), so instead they used dunks to change momentum, two by Mallett and one by Caleb Patterson. The Bears will go on the road Tuesday, traveling to Drake (7:05 p.m.), before returning home next Sunday for a critical Valley showdown with defending MVC champion Northern Iowa. That game will be nationally televised on ESPNU and will also tip off at 7:05 p.m.
Martin named staff member for USA University Games Team By Jon Poorman The Standard
Bears’ basketball coach Cuonzo Martin will be taking his coaching talents about 8,000 miles away from Springfield this summer. Martin has been selected as an assistant coach for the 2011 USA World University Games Team, which will travel to compete in China in August. Martin, along with Brad Stevens of Butler University in Indianapolis, will assist Purdue’s coach Matt Painter as they lead the 12-player team in Shenzhen, China Aug. 12-23. “I think it will be fun,” Martin said. “(Painter) is a guy I played
college basketball with, a guy I was an assistant coach under. He’s a friend of mine, so I think it will be a lot of fun.” This isn’t the first time Martin and Painter have worked together. He and Painter played together at Purdue, and Martin served on his coaching staff when Painter got the head coach position there. Martin said it is a pleasure to coach with Painter again and that he feels honored to coach a USA team. “I think it’s great,” Martin said. “Just to be one of the guys, to have the pleasure of coaching that team is an honor in itself.” Martin said traveling to China will also be a fun experience. He’s
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Martin at Saturday’s game.
hoping his family will get to go, which he thinks will be a great opportunity for his sons to see what it’s like in a different continent. “I think it will be a great experience,” Martin said. “Hopefully my family will have the opportunity to go depending on the schedule. I think they will, so it will be a lot of fun.” See MARTIN page 7
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Garrison, Lady Bears rout Wichita State
Junior guard scores 22 points in victory
By Benjamen Loewnau The Standard
One minute remained in the first half when the Lady Bears started a 23-0 run that proved to be too much for the rival Wichita State Shockers to overcome on Friday night. The 23-0 run began with timely baskets from sophomore forward Christiana Shorter and last-second free throws by junior guard Casey Garrison.
Despite Garrison’s two free throws at the end of the half, she went just 1-for-9 from the field while being held to only six first-half points. “I thought (Garrison) played very well, and she missed a couple of — I don’t know that there was an easy shot in the game — but a couple of easy bunnies,” head coach Nyla Milleson said. “She was frustrated a little bit, but you could see it in her
eyes that she wasn’t going to be denied.” Garrison and the Lady Bears wouldn’t be denied on the way to their 71-41 win over the Shockers. With a game-high 22 points, Garrison combined with Shorter to score 21 points during the team’s 23-0 run that carried over into the second half. “We were just playing,” Garrison said. “We just happened to be the people open, and we were knocking down shots, and that really built our team momentum.” The second-half surge for the Lady Bears was fueled by nine points in under two min-
utes from Garrison at the beginning of the half. Defense and the ability to capitalize on free throws were also crucial. “We executed really well offensively and defensively and just did a really good team effort,” Garrison said. A contributing factor to Missouri State’s success was their ability to go 26-for-33 from the charity stripe, while Garrison went 7-for-9. Garrison’s missed free throws ended her school record of 37 consecutive free throws made. Converting on free throw opportunities was pivotal for Garrison and the Lady Bears,
but shutting down Wichita State’s offense was characteristic of a defense that is only allowing 58.4 points per game. “Our defense really, really stepped up tonight,” Garrison said. Play off the bench also stepped up for Missouri State with 20 of their 71 points coming off the bench, 15 of which came from senior guard Kendra Roberts. Roberts, who is averaging 3.6 points per game, provided the Lady Bears with a spark off the bench that included eight points in the first half. “It’s just part of what I can bring to the table,” Roberts
said. “I am off the bench, and I just try to come in and (decide) if I notice some things that are going on, if I need to bring energy or take it to the rack.” Along with Garrison’s 22 points and Roberts’ 15 points, some of the other bright spots for Missouri State included Shorter’s double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore forward Tia Mays contributed with seven blocks that moved her to fifth all-time in blocks at Missouri State with 72. The next game for the Lady Bears will be at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday at Creighton.
Ice Bears earn one victory
Zamora, defense key in taking down SIU-E
By Harrison Keegan The Standard
Behind strong goalie play, the Missouri State Ice Bears split two games against league-leading Southern Illinois Edwardsville (20-4) this weekend at Mediacom Ice Park. The Ice Bears (9-19) won Friday’s game 3-2 before falling 5-0 on Saturday. Goalie Nic Zamora made 41 saves in the first game. Zamora said his teammates’ defense deserved credit for the win. “They blocked shots at the right times and made it easy for me to see,” Zamora said. “Without my defense, I’d be nothing.” Friday’s win snapped a 12-game SIU-E winning streak. Sophomore Andy Draper said the win gives the Ice Bears a lot to build on. “Anytime you get a ranked team and they happen to be in our league and we beat them, it’s huge,” Draper said. “It’s been a rough stretch, especially at home for our fans, and it’s really
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The USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee, which is chaired by Syracuse University Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, made the coaching staff selections. Boeheim had high praises
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reaction and my team’s reaction,” he said. “I like giving us the extra boost.” Teammate Nathan Scheer said witnessing Mallett’s dunk firsthand was quite an experience. “It was just pure excitement,” he said. “I was actually on the court at the time, and when he went baseline, I kind of saw it unfold. It was a pretty awesome spectacle.” Senior Adam Leonard was the player that passed Mallett the ball right before he drove down the baseline and made the spectacular
good to get the win.” Draper scored on a longdistance shot in the second period to put MSU up 2-0. SIU-E came storming back with two goals of their own, but the Ice Bears were able to hold them off. The game’s pivotal play came in the closing minute when SIU-E harassed Zamora with a flurry of shots. “They got it in front of the net, which is what they were supposed to do,” Zamora said. “One of their guys got a stick on it. I don’t even know what happened; I blacked out. I just stuck my leg out, and I got lucky.” Coach Tony Dunseith said the Ice Bears responded to the challenge of playing the top team in the league. “They’re No. 1 in our league, so it’s good for us all around,” Dunseith said. “We play up or down to our competition. This is probably one of the best teams we’ve played all year, and we played up tonight.” Dunseith said the Ice Bears had to be relentless to get a win against SIU-E.
for all three of the coaches that were selected. “Matt Painter is an outstanding young coach who has already made great contributions to USA Basketball,” Boeheim said in a press release. “It will be a great asset to have him on the staff again.” “Brad Stevens and Cuonzo Martin are two of the best young head coaches in
dunk. “It was pretty cool,” Leonard said. “I think right when he caught the ball, he knew he was going to go up to dunk it. I think it’s pretty cool he’s nominated for something like that.” Big plays in a basketball game, especially big dunks, can easily give an entire team a swift boost of fire and energy. “It pretty much ignites everybody,” Scheer said. “Jermaine is definitely a high flier. We see it all the time in practice, so for him to do that in a game, it really got everyone pumped up.” People have compared this year’s dunk to one that Mallett had in his first
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Goalie Nic Zamora makes a save in Saturday’s game. “We kept on them at both ends of the ice,” he said. “We tried to short shift and keep fresh legs and constant pressure.” The crowd of 1,100 for Friday’s game was the largest of the season. Zamora said the fans helped pump up the team. “The crowd was great,” he said. “You can’t even describe how great it is when the crowd is into the game and having fun. It gives us new energy.” With the big crowd and high emotions, Draper said it was also one of the more physical games the team has played this year. “We like the physical
NCAA basketball. The players in the USA Basketball program will certainly benefit from their coaching.” Painter said he is looking forward to coaching with Martin and Stevens. “It’s going to be a great experience working with coaches whom I respect as much as Cuonzo Martin and Brad Stevens,” Painter said in a press release.
play,” he said. “The crowd likes it; it gets everybody pumped up. I feel like, when there’s hits early in the game, it wakes everybody up and gets us ready to play.” Freshman Miguel Franco and junior Ryan Armstrong also scored for the Ice Bears in Friday’s game, and junior Cory Lafaver had two assists. Draper said the team’s defense-first approach helped them shut out SIU-E in the third period of Friday’s game. “We had to be defensively minded first, and that’s what wins games when they’re close like that,” he said.
game in a Bears’ jersey. In last year’s season-opener against Auburn, Mallett threw down a one-handed dunk that was similar to the one he made this year. “I like this year’s (dunk) better,” Mallett said. “They’re pretty similar, but I like this one better.” Leonard said he has a hard time deciding which one he likes more. “I thought they were exactly the same,” Leonard said. “Some say Auburn’s was better; some say this one was better. I couldn’t really tell you.” Mallett and his dunking skills will be back on the court tonight as the Bears take on the Drake Bulldogs in an MVC road game.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Springfield mosque vandalized By Brittany Forell The Standard
As our city remembered an influential civil rights leader last Monday during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March, the community condemned the recent outbreaks of incivility toward Springfield’s Muslim population. The only mosque in town, the Islamic Center of Springfield, was targeted during the first week of January in what leaders of the mosque consider a hate crime. Members showed up for a Saturday morning prayer and found three of the stone walls covered in colored paint. The graffiti included a phallic symbol, the Star of David, a pentacle, four-letter words, and phrases such as “gay insurrection,” “It’s OK to be gay,” and “You bash us in Pakistan we bash you here.” Members of the mosque did not know who might have been responsible for the graffiti. “There was nothing that would invoke anybody,” said Jamil Saquer, vice president of the ICOS and associate professor at Missouri State. “We hold good relations with all the groups, and we’ve never said anything that was aimed at anybody. The graffiti writings do not indicate any specific group and could be intended to misdirect investi-
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“Today, just 35 percent of Missouri adults hold college degrees,” Nixon said. “We need to kick that number up to 60 percent if we want to compete for the best jobs in the new economy.” Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder gave the Republicans’
gations. A similar incident happened in Joplin about two weeks ago where the sign of the mosque over there was burned over night.” According to Amin (Terry) Walls, vice president of the Muslim Student Association, approximately 250 Muslim students attend Missouri State. Of the 250, around 75 attend the Islamic Center regularly. “I and everyone that I talked to were outraged by this egregious act,” Walls said. “This act is symptomatic of the sickness that permeates our society and in no way is this act just isolated to Springfield. We can find intolerance and incivility throughout our country and the world. This act provides us with the opportunity to teach because there’s obviously some deepseated sickness that is haunting this individual or individuals.” Leaders at the mosque reported the property damage as a hate crime to the Springfield police and the FBI. However, an early determination from the federal law enforcement is that the graffiti is not the product of a hate crime. Bridget Patton, a spokesperson for the FBI office in Kansas City, said the case will only be worked as vandalism and referred additional questions to the Springfield police department.
response to Nixon’s State of the State, and he answered questions from his Facebook and Twitter pages. “Gov. Nixon stood at the same podium as he was at moments ago and delivered a speech with hopeful rhetoric,” Kinder said. “He spoke of ceasing opportunities, outfoxing our rivals and leading this nation to recovery. Here we are one year later, and little has changed.” He said too many Mis-
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David Wilson, Craig Taliaferro and Jamil Saquer work to remove the graffiti from the walls of the mosque. Officials at the ICOS have estimated that it could cost $1,000 to have the graffiti removed by sandblasting and a few sessions of labor to remove the paint.
sourians cannot find work, Nixon has not done enough to fight for good jobs, and Missouri’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average. Missouri’s unemployment rate for November — the most recent data available — was 9.4 percent, 0.4 percent lower than the national unemployment rate, according to documents from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S.
Saquer said leaders at the mosque plan to use donation money from their members and volunteer support for the labor. Walls said donations were taken and pledges were
unemployment rate for December was 9.4 percent as well. The governor’s State of the State address is about the governor getting in front of the legislature and assessing the state’s progress, said Brian Calfano, an assistant professor of political science at Missouri State. “In reality, the State of the State takes on this manufactured kind of look because it is not a debate,”
made at the Dr. King march on Monday to help complete restoration to the mosque. “Many people and groups in the community have showed their support for the
Calfano said. “It is not a time for Q-and-A between the governor and the legislature. It is really the governor almost doing an infomercial for his spin on where the state stands.” Calfano said Nixon has neutralized the Republicans because he has governed conservatively and Kinder gave a weak response in terms of content, especially his statement about Nixon not creating enough jobs.
Islamic Center, condemned the vandalism that took place and offered to help,” Saquer said. “We greatly appreciate the support we got from all of these people and groups.”
“The entire country is in a slump,” he said. “Who has done enough to create jobs? It is an argument that you can level against any politician in an executive role in this country, be they Republican or Democrat. What will have more resonance, though, is tying Nixon to President Barack Obama’s administration, much in the same way Roy Blunt did with Robin Carnahan.”