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Razorback to be Widened to 4 Lanes Travis Pence Staff Writer This year, the UA and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department are preparing for a $9 million project to widen Razorback Road to four lanes, facilities management officials said. The construction of these additional lanes will start at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Razorback Road, said Mike Johnson, associate vice chancellor for facilities management. The road will continue right

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One of the newer boutique additions to College Avenue, Parks Purity Pies are selling out their popular pies daily. Full Story, Page 5

“We’ve needed to widen it for a long time. We have been trying to do it for the past 15 years.” Razorbacks Shut Out Privateers in Tuesday Doubleheader The New Orleans Privateers left Fayetteville scoreless Tuesday afternoon. Full Story, Page 7

Razorbacks Try for 3rd Straight Win

Head coach Mike Anderson talked about the confidence boost after the Razorback road win last week. Full Story, Page 7

Kathleen Pait Staff Photographer Students and locals celebrate the weekend at Grubs Bar and Grille on West Avenue, Saturday, Feb 16.

Megan Smith Staff Writer Studies have shown that college-aged binge drinkers are happier than those who abstain from the practice. College students who binge drink are happier with their social lives, and the higher a student’s social status, the more likely they are to binge drink, according to a report from the American Sociological Association. This study defined binge drinking as four or more drinks at one sitting for women and five or more for men, and it must happen at least every two weeks. High status was described as

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vention. “During this initial state of euphoria, an individual may experience a feelings of being excited where they become more talkative and outspoken,” which is where the feelings of having a hap-

a professor at Washington University in St. Louis. This worries professionals for several reasons. College-aged binge drinkers who participate in the practice more than three times every two weeks are 19 times more likely to be“When an individual first begins drinking, come alcoholics, according to an article entitled “Binge they experience a state of euphoria.” Drinking in Young Adults: Data, Definitions, and DeDebbie Morgan terminants.” It’s also been reCoordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention ported in the same study that up to one-third of all traffic accidents that late high lives that were comparable to pier social life come into school to college students are those with high status. “ play. in involve alcohol. Around “When an individual first The percentage of college 50 percent of head injuries begins drinking, they experi- students who binge drink has reported by students in the ence a state of euphoria,” said stayed steady since around same age range can be attribDebbie Morgan, coordina- the 1980s, according to a see BINGE page 3 tor of substance abuse pre- study by Dr. Richard Grucza,

at the intersection of Maple Street and Razorback Road and will end at the intersection of Maple and Garland Avenue, he said. “Razorback Road simply cannot support the increased traffic caused by the ever-rising student population,” Johnson said. “We’ve needed to widen it for a long time,” he said. “We have been trying to do it for the past 15 years.” Construction was originally set to begin by September 2012 but has been put on hold until the spring of 2013, Johnson said. The UA decided to push back construction so they could generate enough funds

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Local Photography Project to Add Color to Fayetteville Stephanie Pullin Staff Writer

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wealthy, heterosexual, white males who were involved in Greek life. Those with lower status who participated in binge drinking reported levels of happiness with their social

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A local photographer has started a new project called “Ambush: Color in the Gray” in hopes of bringing some color to Fayetteville this winter. “Ambush” will feature six of

this object of beauty,” Marshall wrote on her personal website. “Meticulous observation of a single flower opens a door to the understanding of that flower as a wild being full of color, motion, texture and light.” “Ambush: Color in the Gray is about bringing my images out of the studio and into a public space,” according to the project

“Meticulous observation of a single flower opens a door to the understanding of that flower as a wild being full of color, motion, texture and light.” Michelle Marshall

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Michelle Marshall’s prints and will be displayed throughout various places in Fayetteville in an attempt to bring some color to the dreary winter landscape during this time of year. The project started Feb. 3, and all of the prints are about 60 inches by 40 inches each in size. Marshall’s work includes closeup images of flowers and other colorful nature shots. “I began using flowers as subjects because I am struck by how a deep exploration of a flower shatters the superficial assumptions associated with

website. “It is about sharing my delight with the discovery of the small worlds I have found through my photography. It is about bringing a bit of a surprise to my community. It is, quite literally, about bringing color to a gray winter.” Marshall started photography in high school, taking photos for the newspaper and yearbook. She went on to major in photography in college at Texas A&M University-Commerce, but she changed her major to

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ASG proposed a bill during last night’s meeting to change the current impeachment process for ASG members. The current policy is vague, said Amy West, senator who spoke of the bill. The proposed new policy is based on the system used by LSU’s student government and the US impeachment process.


“We’re not obviously doing this to create any animosity, and we don’t think we will.”

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AMBUSH continued from page 1 ceramics halfway through junior year. She took an 11-year break from photography and started back with it in 2009. “The gap was about finding my voice and developing the confidence to trust it,” Marshall said. “I have been pretty focused on macro photography since 2009.” The prints will be moved around to different locations once a week. Residents are encouraged to take pictures of the prints and post them to Twitter using the hashtag #AmbushFayetteville and mentioning Marshall’s account, @PhotoAmbush. One print will be given out each week to someone who posts their picture to Twitter.

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rent process only includes a review by the ASG judicial branch. “In the future if there is an issue there... then that process is there, ”West said. ASG has not had a problem with members impeaching others and they do not want to create that problem, West said. “We’re not obviously doing this to create any animosity, and we don’t think it will,” West said. The bill does not specify if

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ASG Senator McKenna Gallagher Staff Photographer In an effort to reduce traffic congestion, the UA and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department are preparing a project to widen Razorback Road, Tuesday, Feb. 19. for the project, Johnson said. “We just wanted to make sure all of our affairs were in order before beginning construction,” he said. The $9 million estimated cost of the project includes expenses other than the road expansion, such as sidewalks and additional traffic lights along Razorback Road, Johnson said. “I think this project is totally unnecessary,” said James Wilson, psychology major. “I

could see this being useful during football games, but otherwise the traffic on Razorback Road really isn’t that bad. The university should be putting all that money towards our students’ education rather than all these pointless construction projects.” The city of Fayetteville has already begun moving utility lines. The entire project could last more than 30 months, Johnson said.


The traffic lights will be installed at the intersections of Razorback Road and Leroy Pond Drive, and Meadow Street and West Maple Street. Construction crews will do their best to avoid campus traffic by only working at certain times of the day and never on game days, Johnson said. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will have a public meeting in Fayetteville to dis-

cuss plans for the project, according to the highway and transportation department website. The meeting will be held Thursday, April 4, from 4-7 p.m. at the Fayetteville High School cafeteria. The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments, according to the highway and transportation department website.

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“The Senate of the Associated Student Government has no such constitutional power, and therefore is restricted from their duties of upholding the democratic process,” according to the bill. For the impeachment to be considered it must have four sponsored and also be heard by both ASG senate and the graduate congress. The cur-

the senator’s votes during the case will be public or not, or if after the person is impeached if they will be allowed back into ASG. Senate members will vote on this bill next Tuesday. Other proposals included a change to structures of ASG committees and changes to FreshHogs, an ASG program for freshman.

BINGE continued from page 1 uted to alcohol consumption. Binge drinking can also increase the likelihood of a stroke by up to 10 times. In the U.S., binge drinking costs society around $223 billion per year, which amounts to around $2 per drink, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This cost includes health care, property damage and other criminal acts, and lack of work pro-

ductivity due to injuries or hangovers. With all the proven negative side effects of binge drinking, it has also been shown that college-aged students will not slow down their habits. Whether it is to feel more socially involved or not, binge drinking is part of college culture, especially at large universities with many Greek organizations such as the UA.

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Keep Money Local in Winter Farmer’s Market

Joe DelNero Opinion Editor With Walmart down the road, everything in the world is accessible. Clothing, food and school supplies, what more could you ask for? WalMart even reciprocates our business, giving jobs and money to students at the UA. But Walmart is the big chain with low box prices and convenience. During these winter months, the convenience is all too easy for students. Did you know, during these winter months, the little man is still working hard, setting up a farmers market at the botanical gardens on the outskirts of Springdale? Every Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local farmers and craftspeople set up their table with pure, local goods and services. In these winter days, it is vitally important we continue to show up and support our local vendors. Fayetteville was voted to have the fifth best farmers market in the nation in 2011, according to the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market website. The reason it is important to support these vendors is to keep Fayetteville money in Fayetteville hands. Of $100 spent in a local farmers market or local merchant, almost half gets repaid into the economy, according the Economic Impact Analysis Study of Local Merchants and

Chain Retailers, a 2002 study in Austin, Texas. Comparably, a chain store like Borders only puts $13 back into the local economy, according to the study. One of the major reasons there is such a contrast between the amount of money staying local, according to the study, is national chains have national distributors, while local stores and owners are more likely to purchase goods from other local vendors. Further, profits from a chain store go to headquarters. The profits of a local chain stay with the owners and operators here in northwest Arkansas. In Salt Lake City, local retailers were putting over half their earnings back into local companies, while chains were returning less than 15 percent, according to a Civic Economics Survey of Independent Businesses published in the Indie Impact Study Series. The winter market at the botanical gardens is a way for students to contribute to the local vendors and retailers here in Washington County. While it may be less convenient than the Walmart on Campus, or the two blocks down MLK, and it is only once a week, the money you spend at the farmers market is being returned to our local economy. The winter is not a time to go with the lazy, big box store. Winter is a time to help our local friends down the road. Take a drive to the beautiful botanical gardens, walk the trails and put some of your money back into our economy. Joe DelNero is a senior broadcast journalism major and the opinion editor of the Arkansas Traveler.

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Why It’s Important to Study Tolkien

Clara Spann Staff Columnist I am in a Tolkien class. Yes, as in J.R.R. Tolkien, the much-beloved author of the staggeringly popular Lord of the Rings saga. My homework for next week is finishing “The Two Towers.” We argue over ring magic and the literary function of Tom Bombadil. There is a distinct possibility this is the most fun class in the world. I was not a die-hard Tolkien-ite before beginning this class (though I might be now). I chose it as a fun upper-level class toward my English major. Thus, I’m not okay with the stigma I feel is associated with someone taking a whole class on Middle Earth literature. Sometimes, before I tell someone I’m in this class, my brain yanks the words back from my throat and whispers, “Do you really want to tell them that? They’ll think you’re

a massive nerd.” And that word echoes in my mind: nerd. The word “nerd” is defined as “a person who pursues an unfashionable or highly technical interest with obsessive or exclusive dedication,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. In the same dictionary, the definition listed for “expert” is “one whose special knowledge or skill causes him to be regarded as an authority; a specialist.” If you’ll notice, the only difference between the two is the popularity of the topic of knowledgeability. Essentially, a nerd is an expert of an “unfashionable” subject. Who decides what is fashionable and what is not? What makes one pursuit worthwhile and another worthy of judgment? Perhaps it is usefulness, or what is perceived as such. For example, if I use my free time to study public policy or current fashion trends, few would care to comment. However, if I do the same with spiders or Lord of the Rings, I become the recipient of thinly veiled whispers and rolling eyes. Most likely, where the OED says “fashionable,” we consider “lucrative” a better adjective. Studying subjects that will help you rake in cash — such as law or high fashion — is

acceptable; studying things you enjoy but that won’t pay the bills — bugs or hobbits — is not. Perhaps the level of knowledge itself is on some level socially taboo. At the high school and college level, those who devote themselves to studying beyond basic requirements slip a bit toward the negative end of the sliding scale of “cool.” This is why we slap people with epithets like “overachiever” and the aforementioned “nerd.” Why? When did knowing things become unfashionable? My thesis is not to say, “be yourself ” or “don’t pick on nerds,” but rather to change the way we think about knowing things. Soon, when we dive into the pond of gainful employment, one of the few things setting us apart from three and a half million other fish with undergraduate degrees is being a comparative expert in something special. Common examples are fluency in foreign languages or having a specialized graduate degree. However, having a seemingly less useful specialty can come in handy, if you try hard enough. Consider Steve Jobs’ reflection on taking a calligraphy course in college in the New York Times when he “learned ... about what makes great typography great. It

was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture. None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me … If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.” Jobs wasn’t even an expert in calligraphy, but even that little bit of specialized knowledge was useful to him. So, normal people: Learn a specialty. Become an expert in something that interests you, something you can be passionate about — even if it’s something like Lord of the Rings. A specialty can be useful in times and ways you least expect. And nerds: Do something with your knowledge. Don’t let it collect dust in your head or your hard drive. Find a way to make it work for you, to do something with it for the benefit of yourself and others. You will be amazed at what can happen when you know much about something and care about knowing it. Clara Spann is a sophomore English and creative writing major and staff columnist for the Arkansas Traveler

Hobby Lobby: When Business Becomes a Martyr

Nathanael Franks Campus Crossfire

Nearly a half century ago, David Green began piecing together miniature picture frames in his garage on a $600 bank loan. Today, his Hobby Lobby can be found in over 41 states at 500 locations, according to Life News. When he was listed by Forbes as the 79th wealthiest American, he humbly conceded, “Look, this is yours, God.” Now God’s business faces fines of up to $1.3 million per day for objecting to accept part of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. The nationally renowned retail craft store Hobby Lobby is run unlike many other profit-driven companies. As evangelical Christians, the Green family runs its business by two fundamental principles: remain-

ing in harmony with God’s laws and focusing on people more than money. How do they incorporate that vision? Among other things, they close early to allow employees to spend time with their families in the evening and forfeit opening their doors on Sunday, the week’s most profitable day, so families may enjoy an entire day of rest together. Additionally, they continue to add to their 20,000 employees in a weak economy, and have upped their wages for the past four years. Perhaps most impressively, Hobby Lobby’s fulltime employees begin at 180 percent of minimum wage. This is simply part of their faith-based business model. However, the government apparently wants to skid the family business to a screeching halt. The new government health care mandate forces the business

to provide abortion-causing drugs in addition to the contraceptives that Hobby Lobby already includes as part of its health insurance. The controversial FDAapproved abortifacients are Plan B and Ella, also known as the “morning-after” and “week-after” pills, respectively. Although some claim the drugs only prevent conception and are merely contraceptives, other scientists maintain they can also cause death of the human embryo after conception and even implantation into the uterus, which is by definition an abortion. “The government is forcing us to choose between following our faith and following the law,” Green said in Life News. “I say that’s a choice no American — and no American business — should have to make.” Clearly, this case is not about the dangers of unpro-

tected sex (the only 100 percent safe way is abstinence) or abortion. Washington has exempted thousands of companies, such as McDonald’s and Jack in the Box, for reasons of convenience and cost, according to USA Today. Apparently one’s faith is no grounds for objection. Fold or Pay. It is the Obama regime’s ploy to tax a flourishing and responsible family business into oblivion: $474 million annually for this mandate alone. In stark contrast, Hobby Lobby continues to value people over money. Obamacare’s death grip may be tyrannical but nonetheless futile against deep-rooted convictions. Nathanael Franks is a political correspondent on UATV’s Campus Crossfire, live Wednesday at 7. Follow campus, state and national politics on Twitter @UACrossfire.

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Madelynne Jones Staff Writer “There’s Papaw Woody,” said Shannon Strickland, 43, of Parks Purity Pie Company, pointing to a black-and-white, 1920s photo of a man standing in front of a white delivery truck labeled “Parks Pies.” Strickland’s airstream trailer sits in the mobile food truck lot on College Street. Her great grandfather, Forrest Parks (Papaw Woody), opened Parks Purity Pie Company in 1925 in Indiana. “We always knew about the pie company,” Strickland said. She sold pies at her sister’s salon and out of her house for the past year and a half before she opened her current mobile business location just a few weeks ago. “I have all the original recipes, but I have modified a lot of different things,” Strickland said, who makes all that she can from scratch, down to whipping the whipped-cream toppings. Strickland’s pies are such a hot item that she’s selling out every day. “One lady last week was so desperate, she said, ‘If it’s half cooked, I don’t care, I’ll just put it in my oven.’ She didn’t want to lose the pie. It’s getting that crazy,” Strickland said. “I just thought, ‘I’ll open this, and I’ll have time to train people, and we’ll see if it’s a hit, and maybe it’s not.’ But we just hit the ground running. It’s been hectic trying to keep up with it. It’s very flattering.” What’s the secret? “It’s like everything about it,” she said, “from the family history to the 1965 vintage airstream, to this being an airstream

Caroline Potts Staff Photographer Owner Shannon Strickland makes Dutch Apple Pie at Parks Purity Pie Company on College Ave, Tuesday, Feb. 19. Parks Purity Pie Company is located at the Yacht Club and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. vendors lot, to pie, like there’s nowhere to get pie.” Her signature — the crust. A perfectly crumbly, classic graham cracker crust that crackles in your mouth, it’s hard to replicate. “No one can do the crust,” Strickland said. “I’m the only one doing the final version of the pie. I see someone else doing it, and it’s just not perfect enough.” Visitors to Parks Pies can buy homemade pie at $4.49 by the slice or preorder whole pies for $22.50.

Parks’ most popular pick is the Dutch apple pie with a salted caramel topping. “I was going to constantly rotate the pies, but I could not get that pie off the menu,” Strickland said. “I know that if I have no other time, I have to make Dutch apple. That’s what people are going to want. If they don’t know it, they do want it. If there’s one pie to make, that’s the one I want to make.” Strickland makes the salted caramel topping by hand, boiling the caramel and salt in a huge vat every day.

The caramel is so popular that people buy little jars of it for $4.50. She peels and slices the 10-15 pounds of apples a day that they go through. Strickland said she usually tries to make three or four types of pie a day, including the staple Dutch apple, as well as cream, chocolate and buttermilk. “The age difference tells you what kind of pie,” Strickland said. “People 50 and older are going to want a chocolate cream pie with meringue; the 25 and under are going to want

the dutch apple with caramel.” Customers can keep up with scrumptious pie options on the Parks Purity Pie Company Facebook page. But Strickland said they sell out so fast they’re erasing and rewriting the chalkboard-painted door with the menu throughout the day. “I’ll make any kind of pie, it doesn’t have to be on my menu,” she said. “If I’ve never heard of it, that doesn’t matter, I’ll still make it. I just made a raisin pie, and a pineapple pie.” For a while, Strickland was selling savory pies like chicken pot pie, beef pies and quiches, but they were getting so popular that she had to quit making them. “I had to amputate the savory to save the sweet,” she said. “I just want to stay true to my sweet pie dessert restaurant,” she said. Parks Pies still does savory pies, but only on preorder. In fact, whole, 9-inch pies can only be bought on preorder. Strickland highly encourages customers to order a pie 24 hours in advance. With Parks Pies’ growing popularity, Strickland is preparing for the Valentine’s Day rush. Chocolate cream, cherry and strawberry rhubarb were on the menu and available for couples in 6-inch mini pies. “I’ve always made desserts, and my family and I’ve always made pies,” she said. “It’s more than just my hobby now; it’s is my life. I make pies every day.” Her years of expertise have made loyal customers out of locals. “People in this town are not ashamed to look you in the eye and smile,” Strickland said. Of course, delectable homemade pies would put a smile on anyone’s face.

Refuel the Right Way with Healthy Snacks


Georgia Carter Staff Writer

ating healthily is a challenge for anyone, but when you are pressed for time, it becomes even more difficult. The biggest culprit in ruining a day of healthy eating is snacks. Creating a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner is usually simpler because you are taking time out of your day to eat these meals. Snacking is often done on the go and is where many people trip up. The best snack foods are almost always filled with calories, preservatives and other things that are bad for you. Luckily, choosing healthy snacks is not too difficult. It just takes a bit more willpower and a changeup of your grocery list. Some of the best things to snack on are fruits and vegetables. Most people do not get their recommended daily serving of fruits and vegetables, and eating these foods when you snack can help you reach that. There are many dips and things you can mix into fruits and vegetables that will not only make them yummier, but will also help boost your energy. Hummus is great for dipping vegetables. It is made with crushed chickpeas and can give you added protein, along with the vegetables. Fruit goes great with low-fat yogurt. Buying a plain container of Greek or regular yogurt and adding in chopped strawberries, pineapples or any other fruit of your choice can help satisfy a sweet tooth without adding unneeded extra calories. Many people choose granola bars when they are on the go and want a healthy snack. One of the best things to do to save money and ensure that you are eating something that is good for you is to make your own granola bars. This recipe only takes about an hour to make, but will provide you with snacks all week. It is also gluten-free and vegan. These bars can be stored in an airtight container and frozen for up to a month.

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Dried Fruit Snack Bars

1 cup dried fruit of your choice 8 ounces unsweetened applesauce (Musselman’s makes an organic, sugar-free applesauce, which can be found at local stores like Walmart and Harp’s) 1/3 cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup hemp seeds 1 cup rolled oats 2/3 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut 1/3 cup chia seeds ¼ cup flaxseed meal (this, along with the seeds and oats, can be found at natural food stores, like Ozark Natural Foods, and in organic/natural sections of regular grocery stores) ½ cup water

Baked Zucchini Chips

1 zucchini Canola oil spray Seasoning of your choice (ex. Seasoned salt, chili powder, Cavender’s) Preheat the oven to 225 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and then spray with canola oil. Slice zucchini into small pieces (about the thickness of a quarter). Lay out slices on the baking sheet, and spray the tops lightly with the canola spray. Season slices to your own taste (less is more, though, con-

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sidering that the slices will shrink a great deal in the oven). Bake chips for 45 minutes. Rotate tray, and bake for an additional 30-45 minutes, depending on your desired level of crispiness. Nuts, cottage cheese, string cheese, dried fruit, hardboiled eggs, rice cakes, air-popped popcorn and dry healthy cereal are also good options for those looking to snack smarter. Choosing to eat healthier is a conscious decision and must be made every day, but healthy food gives you more energy and nutrients without any unneeded calories, sugars and fats. Snacking healthier can be the first step toward leading a healthier lifestyle.

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line an 11-by-17-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the flax seed meal with the water in a bowl, then wait a few minutes until it becomes gelatinous. Mix all ingredients in a bowl together until they are combined. Put mixture onto the baking pan and bake until set, but also still soft (about 25 minutes). Let cool completely, then slice into bars. For those of you that love crunchy chips, using other, healthier, fruits and vegetables to make chips can help you satisfy your need to crunch. Apple chips and banana chips are some of the better-known snacks like this. But if you want something less sweet to snack on, slicing up veggies to make into chips is definitely something worth trying. This recipe makes one serving of chips (about 1/3 of a cup). These chips are best to consume a few hours after baking because they are most crisp then.

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ACROSS 1 When Romeo meets Juliet 5 Crummy 10 His mausoleum is in Tiananmen Square 13 Close-Up, e.g. 15 Posterior 16 See 15-Down 17 Pro foe 18 Ready to pour 19 Paint as wicked 21 Peoria-to-Decatur dir. 22 TD’s six 25 Question eliciting “Let’s!” 26 Vital vessel 28 Tidy up 31 Stratford’s river 34 Holm and McKellen 36 “Star Trek” role 37 2011 film in which Owen Wilson says, “Wonderful but forgettable. That sounds like a picture I’ve seen. I probably wrote it.” 40 No __ sight 41 Letterman rival 42 “99 Luftballons” singer 43 Thaw once more 45 Give a good talking-to 47 In the lead 49 U2 producer or,

backwards, U2 hit 50 Aswan landmark 53 Gift of a sort 56 Simoleons 58 Justin Bieber or the golden calf 59 Winner of screenwriting Oscars for the three quoted films 62 Stax Records genre 63 “Titus __”: 16thcentury play 64 Pre-LCD screen 65 Makes a home 66 Time in ads DOWN 1 Oldest musketeer 2 Directing brothers 3 Rich cake 4 “__ small world” 5 12-in. albums 6 Cereal grain 7 Previously owned 8 Scatter, like petals 9 Sycophant 10 Lionel train, say 11 1998 animated film released the month before “A Bug’s Life” 12 Jim Davis dog 14 “Fantasia” tutu wearer 15 With 16-Across, 1986 film in which Dianne Wiest says, “But you have

to remember while you read and you’re cursing my name, you know, that this is my first script.” 20 Outmaneuver 23 Calc prereq 24 Lesley of “60 Minutes” 26 1977 film in which 59-Across says, “Awards! They do nothing but give out awards!” 27 Starts the pot 29 Consumer advocate Brockovich 30 Mercury Seven org. 31 From the U.S. 32 Hollywood crosser 33 Fifth wheel 35 From then on 38 Fjord, for one 39 High time? 44 Formosa, now 46 Willy, Biff or Happy of drama 48 Blackmore heroine 50 Sweets, in Naples 51 Native Alaskan 52 Minister’s house 53 Oft-burned object 54 Stench 55 Approves quietly 57 Lena of “Chocolat” 60 Seuss’s “The 5000 Fingers of __” 61 Rocky hellos

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Razorbacks Try for 3rd Straight Win Andrew Hutchinson Staff Writer

Coming off two consecutive Southeastern Conference victories, and with six remaining to be played, UA head coach Mike Anderson said he thinks his team still has some good basketball left. The Razorbacks won their first road game of the season at Auburn Wednesday, then won again Saturday at Bud Walton Arena, improving their overall record to 16-9 and SEC record to 7-5. “We’re trending in the right direction,” Anderson said. “Guys are playing with a lot of confidence and are starting to trust each other.” They face the Georgia Bulldogs, who are 12-13 overall and 6-6 in the SEC, tomorrow. Despite having a losing record, the Bulldogs have been “playing good basketball” recently, Anderson said, winning five of their last seven games. Sophomore guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leads Georgia with 17.7 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game. He is also the secondleading scorer in the SEC. “Pope is having a tremendous sophomore year,” Anderson said. “He’s one of the better guards in our league.” A pair of freshman guards, Charles Mann and Kenny Gaines, and a senior guard, Vincent Williams, are also keys to the Bulldogs’ success, Anderson said.

Addison Morgan Staff Photographer Arkansas head basketball coach Mike Anderson met with media Tuesday and discussed the Razorbacks’ rising confidence and Thursday’s game against the Georgia Bulldogs in Bud Walton Arena. Anderson also said Georgia plays a mid-tempo, power style of basketball. “Hopefully we can get our guys in the right state of mind and continue to push the tempo,” Anderson said. “Tempo is going to be important in this game.” Offensively for the Razorbacks, Anderson expects several players to contribute. Junior forward Marshawn Powell led the team with 24 points against Missouri and Anderson said he thinks he could have another big game. “If (Powell) has it going, we have to continue to go to him,” Anderson said. “He’s playing

Hogs to Take on No. 13 Bulldogs The Razorback women’s basketball team is coming off a dominant win against Missouri Sunday and will be traveling to Georgia to take on the Bulldogs for the second time this season Thursday. “We’re very positive and we know we need to win this,” sophomore Calli Berna said of the Georgia game. “We know our game plan and we’re going to be fine.” “We want to build on the momentum from the Missouri game,” senior Sarah Watkins said. “We know we need to just keeping moving forward.” The Razorbacks have already faced the Bulldogs once this season. Georgia was ranked No. 12 at the time and they came to Fayetteville and beat the Hogs 57-53 after Arkansas blew an 11-point first-

Hog Places 7th, Moves to Finals

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half lead. “If you go in with a halftime lead, you need to learn how to come out and finish the game,” Watkins said. “You can’t just play around and let them get the lead back. You just have to put it away.” “It’s so hard knowing how close we were to beating that team,” Berna said. “They’re ranked pretty high and we know we can get this win, which makes us even more hungry to get it.” Georgia is ranked at No. 13 and this will be the eighth ranked opponent the Razorbacks have faced this season. They have yet to beat a ranked team. “We need to go out and beat a ranked team at this point,” head coach Tom Collen said. “We’ve battled close with most ranked teams and now we’re optimistic that we can go out on the road and do enough to

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some of his best basketball and is a hard matchup.” Junior forward Coty Clarke and sophomore guard BJ Young could also score a lot of points tomorrow, Anderson said. Clarke had 13 points against Missouri and was 3-for-3 from three-point range, matching his season total of 3-pointers. “If (Clarke) is making them, he can take them,” Anderson said, “but we know that his bread and butter is getting to the basket, his midrange shot and getting to the free throw line.” Since returning to the

starting lineup, Young has scored 25 and 18 points against Auburn and Missouri, respectively, including seven in the final minute of the comeback victory over Missouri. “I think (Young) is letting the game come to him,” Anderson said. “He’s getting a better feel of when it’s time to take over and when it’s not.” A major key to defeating Georgia will be rebounding the basketball, Anderson said. In their 84-74 overtime loss at Ole Miss, the Bulldogs outrebounded the Rebels by 15. When the Razorbacks played the Rebels in Oxford, Miss.,

Ole Miss out-rebounded them by four. “(Rebounding) is a concern, especially with Georgia,” Anderson said. “They’re a team that will shoot and go get it. Our guards and forwards need to do a better job on the boards.” While Arkansas has won four of their last five games, Anderson said he thinks the team hasn’t even played to its full potential. “I don’t think we’ve hit all cylinders, yet,” Anderson said. “But we’re getting a better understanding of who we are. That identity is starting to show.”

The No. 18 Razorback swimming and diving team competed in its first day of the Southeastern Conference Championship Tuesday at the Texas A&M Natatorium in College Station, Texas. With a 10-1 showing in dual meets on the season, the Razorbacks tied with the 2008-2009 team for the best record in program history. The women began the 3-meter diving competition in the afternoon and the Hogs started off on the right foot with the goal in mind of making it into the top eight during preliminaries to move on to finals. In round one, Kesha Naylor landed at third place with a score of 55.5 on a inward 2.5 pike dive. Shelby Bartlett placed 12th and Hannah Bortnik placed 27th with scores of 49.95 and 43.2, respectively. The third round gave Naylor her best dive of the day, with a perfect score of 60 on a reverse 2.5 pike. Naylor earned a spot in the top eight at seventh place and qualified for finals. Bortnick and Bartlett placed 25th and 27th, respectively. Naylor finished in last place in the 3-meter diving finals. The meet will continue through Saturday.

Razorbacks Shut Out Privateers in Tuesday Doubleheader

Logan Webster Staff Photographer Sophomore Joe Serrano dives back to first during the first game of the doubleheader against New Orleans. The Hogs beat the Privateers 14-0 in seven innings in the first game and 3-0 in the second game.


Hogs’ Win Could Be the Start of a Beautiful Rivalry

Liz Beadle Staff Writer I for one, live for rivalries. I can smell one from a mile away. I love the calendar revolving around one date circled with a big, hideous red pen. Although poisoning trees is a tad insane, I have

always longed for a rivalry of that magnitude and being an Arkansas fan has underdelivered. I do know a rivalry when I see one and Saturday afternoon even from the nosebleed section of Bud Walton Arena, I could smell one brewing. Columbia, Mo., is only five hours from Fayetteville. That is three hours closer to Fayetteville than the secondclosest Southeastern Conference school. Arkansas employs a basketball coach who was stolen away from the Tigers. Missouri has a lot to prove in this conference in every sport, including basketball in

which we expected a much more impressive debut season than we have seen from them. This has all the makings of a real rivalry. Think about it, Missouri doesn’t have an SEC rival yet, and Arkansas never really did if you ask LSU fans. So this could work, right? Missouri is the new permanent Eastern division rival for the Hogs in football, replacing South Carolina, meaning Arkansas will play Missouri every year in football despite being in different divisions. If this is in fact the beginning of a beautiful rivalry, it is off to a great start. The thrilling 78-76 Arkansas win Saturday was enough to get

anyone’s blood pumping. But it also got me thinking: was it close because it was somehow already a rivalry in our minds? Or is it now a rivalry in our minds because it was close? That remains to be seen. The atmosphere felt rivalry-like all day. There were a lot (a lot) of Missouri fans in town if you didn’t notice. They were loud and obnoxious and I hated them but I loved that they were there. Even though “good ole Bud Walton” is a myth in my mind, a story my parents tell that I hardly believe anymore, I think I saw a glimpse of it Saturday. The Missouri fans were nice on Dickson though and

they said they would definitely be back. I believe them, you know. They will be back, and Arkansas fans will be going up there too. It’s a five hour drive and the destination is a land where you are almost implored to obnoxiously love your university to the point of well, tree poisoning. Visiting fans is a huge part of rivalry and the fact that it will be accessible to Arkansas students and fans is huge. I have my complaints about Missouri as an SEC school — for example, their students have some fashion issues that need to be addressed and I can only pray they get that taken care of by the time we play them in

football. But on the whole, this is going to be great for these two universities. The two schools have an inter-mingled history of recruiting battles (most recently, Dorial Green-Beckham) and coaching switches (Frank Broyles, Mike Anderson) that is the perfect foundation on which to build a rivalry. I for one am very excited to start hating Missouri with a unique kind of hatred. Please join me; it should be fun. Liz Beadle is a writer for the Arkansas Traveler. Her column appears every other Wednesday. Follow the sports section on Twitter @UATravS-

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ROAD continued from page 7 get the win.” There are only four games left in the regular season for the Razorbacks, and they know that NCAA Tournament hopes are dwindling. The Hogs are 5-7 in Southeastern Conference play and Collen said he thinks they need to be 8-8 in the conference when the season ends to make the tournament. No. 11 Tennessee is still left on Arkansas’ schedule as well. “Georgia is playing for seeding right now and we’re fighting for our lives a little bit,” Collen said. “We need to get to 500 in the conference; we might have a fighting chance at 7-9. We just need to keep improving every single game.” Arkansas has had many players step up and score points for them this season, so even

when an opposing defense shuts one player down, there are others there to take their place. Freshman Dominique Wilson has scored in the double-digits in the last three consecutive games. “It makes us really versatile,” Berna said of the team’s offensive diversity. “Some teams don’t have that option to have other players on the floor step up.” “It’s nice that so many of them step up, but we really need three or four of them to all step up in the same game to get a road win,” Collen said. The Georgia game is this Thursday at 6 p.m. in Athens, Ga., and the Razorbacks return to home action against No. 11 Tennessee Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena.


University of Arkansas Computer Store

In this short course, you will be introduced to the current Mac operating system Mountain Lion, including how to use the Dock, Finder, Mission Control, Launchpad, Stacks, Expose, Safari and System Preferences. Using your own laptop, you will learn a few short cuts, how to locate, manage and organize all of your files and leave with a better understanding of your Mac s primary functionalities.

Where: University of Arkansas Bookstore 616 N. Garland Ave, across from the NW Quad In the Café area beside the Computer Store When: Saturday February 23rd, 2013 1:00-2:00 Saturday March 9th, 2013 1:00-2:00 Register: Free-seating is limited and is available by reservation.

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February 20, 2013  

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