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Two more wins in California have the Idaho men’s basketball team at No. 2 in the WAC, page 5

Read ‘Our View’ on Gov. Otter’s budget changes for public education, page 9

Decision of a lifetime When faced with unplanned pregnancy, three women made a choice that impacted the rest of their lives Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series about pregnancy.

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Regardless of politics or opinion, women always have a choice to make when they become pregnant. Three Idaho women shared the stories of their decisions. One chose to abort, one chose adoption and one chose parenthood. “It’s a choice, your choice, and there shouldn’t be any judgment,” said Jane Lear, Voices for Choice coordinator and University of Idaho library assistant for the College of Law. “I have never had any regrets. I don’t have cancer, no depression and I’ve never been sorry.” It was 40 years ago. Lear was a 21-year-old student at the University of Iowa and visited the student health clinic after she missed her period. Lear was pregnant. “They asked me if I was keeping the baby, I said I didn’t know,” Lear said. “The young man and I were not interested in getting married and weren’t sure what to do.” Lear and the man decided to seek counseling from a minister group. Lear said the group had helped numerous young women in her situation, and they stressed the option of abortion. “I knew if I had the baby, I would end up keeping it,” Lear said. “I was graduating from college that semester and it would be awkward to

be a single, pregnant woman looking for a job.” Lear said at the time in her economic state, having a baby was not an option. Being a parent is expensive, and something the man told her she would have had to do on her own. “My parents weren’t wealthy and I had student loans and I would have been on my own. And he was in the same situation,” Lear said. It took two days for the two young adults to decide abortion was their best choice. But it wasn’t that simple. Forty years ago abor-

tion was illegal in Iowa. The minister group Lear visited referred them to a clinic in New York City. Lear then drove three hours with her sister to their parents’ house. “I felt like I had to tell my parents,” Lear said. “I was flying to New York and I had never done anything like that before. I felt like I should tell them in case something happened to me.” She said when she told her parents, they treated her as an adult. “They never judged me, they knew I was an adult and it really was my decision,”

Benefits are given to donators Kayla Herrmann Argonaut

Benefits such as tickets to athletic events and parking are some of the rewards University of Idaho donators will receive, based on a donor priority points system called Vandal Points. UI’s Athletic Department has worked on a points system for the last 18 months and launched Vandal Points December 2010, said Jeremy Wang, director of development for athletics and executive director of the Vandal Scholarship Fund.

The system was put into place to reward donators who have given money to UI throughout the years. “We are mainly trying to reward our donators, but if the system encourages more donations and drives more revenue to the university, then that is good as well,” Wang said. Vandal Points is based on three main categories, including athletic giving, ticket purchasing and affiliation to UI. The athletic giving category benefits donators who gave dur-

ing the current fiscal year, gave to a specific sport or have given cumulative donations in the past several years. “The benefits that people will see are tickets and parking, however the point system can be rewarding in certain situations that call for supply and demand,” Wang said. “If we have 500 tickets for an event and 2,000 people want them, the points system is a fair, unbiased mechanism to award tickets to people who have the most points.”

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ing,” Nellis said. Co-chairs Dan Eveleth and Holly Wichman led a committee made of faculty, staff University of Idaho President M. Duane and students for seven months to develop Nellis announced his new strategic plan for the plan, which will play a major role in redevelopment of the university during the accreditation through the Northwest Comnext five years Tuesday. mission on Colleges and Universities. The His plan, “Leading Idaho 2011-2015,” process for re-accreditation began Tuesday has four areas of emphasis, including teachafternoon. The deadline for the first formal ing and learning, scholarly and creative acreport is September. tivity, outreach and engagement, and com- M. Duane Nellis “This plan helps ensure we have a community and culture. mon path for continued improvement and “This document reflects thousands of targets that we can work toward as a comhours of work in fact finding, consultation and writ- munity,” Nellis said. Argonaut

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Lear said. Lear caught a flight to New York, with intentions of making it back the same day because of her class schedule. The man had helped pay for the plane ticket and procedure. Lear arrived at the clinic on time. “I met three women while I was there,” Lear said, “One young woman was from the New York area, she was on her third abortion. She was basically using it as birth control.” Lear said the second woman she met already had four children.

“This would have been her fifth pregnancy and not only did she have monetary problems, but she also had health problems,” she said. Lear was counseled again at the clinic to make sure it was truly the choice she wanted to make. They then took a blood test to verify she was pregnant. “I remember the young woman who had the four kids got her blood drawn, walked out and said ‘Oh, that wasn’t so bad,’” Lear said. “We all laughed and

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Jesse Jackson to visit UI Professors hope to relate speech back to classes Kayla Herrmann

is a multi-issue, multiracial and international membership organizaFebruary is full of tion working for social several important days, change. however the month overDebbie Storrs, associall is a celebration of the ate dean of the college of achievements of African letters, arts and social sciAmericans, and ences, is coorthis year Rev. dinating a onecredit workshop Jesse Jackson for students who will visit the want to learn University of more about civil Idaho to deliver rights activism. a keynote lecClasses will ture. be held before He will give Jackson’s lechis “Keep Hope ture and adAlive” speech at ditional classes 7:15 p.m. Feb. Jesse Jackson will occur af7 in the Kibbie ter, and will Dome. Jackson has worked be taught by a teaching for social change during team of several faculty, the past 40 years and is Storrs said. Other professors have the founder and president of the Rainbow required their students to PUSH Coalition, which attend Jackson’s lecture, Argonaut

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in hope that students can relate the discussion back to the classroom. Jason Gould, a senior studying justice studies, is going to Jackson’s lecture for his Race and Ethnic Relations class. “I think that it is pretty awesome that UI was able to go out and get such a large name to come and talk to us, giving us the opportunity to see a leading activist in person,” Gould said. “I hope that I can get a better grasp on where Jesse Jackson’s messages are coming from and to hear it in person, rather than reading it from a book or magazine article.” Following the lecture, Jackson plans to meet in a private discussion with 25 UI student leaders from various groups.

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Not the average pond scum Joe Heiner Argonaut

Testing the algae, invertebrates and other scum in stranger’s water is just an average day for employees of EcoAnalysts, Inc. EcoAnalysts, Inc. is a biological assessment and consulting firm started in Moscow by University of Idaho graduate Gary Lester. Lester is now the CEO of EcoAnalysts, which has offices in Florida, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania and Idaho. EcoAnalysts evaluates water for government agencies, private firms and other groups that send in samples. Candace Lowe, EcoAnalysts’ marketing coordinator, said they evaluate samples of water for clients to help them determine a course of action. “What we do is, people send us samples and we sort out the bugs and algae and that kind of stuff,” Lowe said. “That’s how we tell if it’s good or bad.” The Environmental Protection Agency awarded EcoAnalysts with two five-year con-

tracts, worth $5 million each, to assist with the EPA’s National Aquatic Resource Surveys. Lowe explained the National Resource Surveys evaluate the quality of lakes and other water sources across the country. She said the first contract from the EPA would involve EcoAnalysts doing bio-aquatic assessment on samples collected by the EPA. The second contract involved EcoAnalysts providing the EPA with field sampling support. Lester explained the importance of the EPA using EcoAnalysts for more than their lab services. “This contract help(s) us break through the perception that we are just a lab and shows people that we can also complete the field work component of these bio-assessment projects,” Lester said. The Environmental Business Journal recognized EcoAnalysts, Inc. for dramatically increasing its business performance in 2010, and awarded it a silver medal for the contributions to its industry and society.

The EBJ recognized EcoAnalysts, Inc. because it increased profit margin from 7.9 percent to 16 percent. EcoAnalysts also increased staff levels by 35 percent from 48 to 65 employees and increased the total amount of money from contracts from $2.7 million to $4.7 million in 2010. Lester said 2010 was a surprising year that started poorly for EcoAnalysts. “(It) started out to be a very rough year for us as the economic downturn finally hit us and our workload dried up,” Lester said. “This forced us to make some very difficult decisions, but as tough as this was, these changes turned the tide at EcoAnalysts and 2010 turned out to be our best year by far.” The silver medal from EBJ was EcoAnalysts second award from the journal. It received the Organizational Innovation Award in 2009. EcoAnalysts, Inc. will receive the 2010 award at the Environmental Industry Summit IX in Coronado, Calif. March 9.

‘City Street’ stolen Joanna Wilson

empty except for the brackets and the plaque with Sanden’s name the morning of Dec. 7, Miller said. This is the first time a painting has been stolen. “We’ve had one (painting) kind of fooled with,” Miller said. “But nothing else ever taken.” Several years ago, one of the paintings in Cedar Grove, where the most valuable Commons paintings are held, had its security brackets tampered with, Miller said. “You could see where someone had tried to yank it off the wall,” he said. The acrylic on canvas painting by Sanden depicted a back city street in shadows with a heavy orange sky. “The kind of street you might see clothes lines stretched from balcony to balcony,” Miller said. The painting measured 37 inches by 31 inches, and was framed with wood. “I have pictures for everything in the Commons,” Miller said. “Usually the first thing we do is get a picture of it — I don’t know why we

didn’t on this one.” Moscow Police Officer David Lehmitz said there is little they can do besides wait for someone to come forward with information. “We have talked to some of the janitorial staff,” Lehmitz said. “All we can do (is) talk to people who may have been in the building.” Tristan Markert, a UI student and a night janitor who worked the night of Dec. 6, said he had never heard of the missing painting. “There’s people in the building ‘till 2 a.m.,” Markert said. “We start in the evening and what we end up doing is when we see anyone in the building after midnight we tell them to get the hell out of here.” After the custodial staff leaves, security makes a walk-through, Markert said. The painting did not cost enough to be insured by the university, Miller said. “It’s unfortunate,” Miller said. “We liked that piece — we are very disappointed that someone would steal it.”

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The painting of a dark city street hung behind a pillar and filled a square of wall in the Idaho Commons between the restroom doors for a year and a half. A month ago, it disappeared. The alcove behind the food court and under the main staircase was home to the painting “City Street 2007” by University of Idaho graduate Jess Sanden since it was bought for $300 in 2009 after Sanden entered it in an art show. “I think it’s kind of funny,” Sanden said. “It was put in a bad place — next to the bathrooms behind a pillar — no one saw it anyway.” During the annual Commons Art Festival, the Idaho Commons Board sometimes chooses to make an offer for a piece of work, said Mark Miller, associate director for the Commons. “I set the price,” Sanden said. “They said it was a very generous price.” A custodian noticed the wall

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Road trippin’ Vandals retain No.2 position in WAC

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The University of Idaho men’s basketball team spent the extended three-day weekend capturing back-to-back wins in California, upping their season record to 12-6 (5-1). The team ended the game against Cal State Bakersfield Saturday with an exciting overtime victory. Senior guard Jeff Ledbetter finished with a buzzerbeating 3-pointer to give the Vandals a one-point game victory. “I live for those shots,” Ledbetter said. “I knew if I got the ball, it was going in. I knew the play was set Next up: A battle up for a three, and if against in-state rival they covered Brandon Boise State Saturday in Wiley, I’d be open.” the Cowan Spectrum Idaho opened the at 7:05pm game strong and it looked as if the Vandals would cruise to victory. But once again the opponent came back to make it a game. Idaho’s lead disappeared as Bakersfield opened the second half with an 11-2 run. Bakersfield took the lead 59-58 with 1:21 left in regulation, but Idaho came back with four free throws to lead the game 62-59. With only five seconds left, a great inbound pass allowed for a three-pointer by Bakersfield to send the game into overtime. “They bank in a 3-pointer to get it into overtime, then we make the game-winner,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said after the game. “It was a well-played game on both ends tonight and we were really glad to come out of it with a win.” Idaho was just 2-of-10 from the 3-point range, shot 50 percent overall and hit 81 percent of their free throws. Sophomore center Kyle Barone led the team with 20 points and 13 rebounds, which landed him his first career double-double. Ledbetter finished the game with 13 points, three assists and three steals. Wiley ended with 12 points and a career high 11 rebounds. Shawn Henderson had 12 points and juniors Deremy Geiger and Landon Tatum had 10 and nine points. “It does feel great, and you’ve got to give CS a lot of credit,” Verlin said. “They played with unbelievable heart and desire and they took us out of our stuff late in the game.” The Vandals then took on Fresno State Monday night, defeating the team 67-57 and further securing their No. 2 spot in the WAC, behind Utah State. The first half was sub-par for the Vandals, and the team hit the locker room down two points at halftime. Idaho came back and played a flawless second half, dominating the court, shooting 69.6 percent in the second half. “That might be our best half of basketball since I’ve been here at the University of Idaho,” Verlin said. “We got a number of layups and back cuts, and it’s a credit to our guys executing the game plan.” Barone led Idaho in scoring for the second game in a row with 18 points on 6-of-6 shooting, six rebounds and two assists. Henderson added 15

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Vandal center Kyle Barone rises over Nevada defender Dario Hunt in the Cowan Spectrum Jan. 12. Barone led the Vandals on the road with victories against Cal State Bakersfield and Fresno State averaging 19 points and 8.5 rebounds per game during the road trip. The Vandals are riding a six-game wining streak and a conference start that is the best since 1993-94 when the Vandals were in the Big Sky Conference.

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After earning WAC Player of the Week (Nov. 15-21), a 2010-11 preseason all-WAC selection and an Oregon Invitational all-Tournament selection, Olorunnife is an undeniable leader for the Vandal women’s team. She is Idaho’s third all-time leading rebounder, and was one rebound short in the game against Hawaii from earning her eighth double-double of the season.

Jeff Ledbetter

With a career-best outdoor shot put throw of 595.75 (18.13m) and indoor shot put throw of 57-0.75 (17.39m), the senior thrower from Italy earned first-team all-WAC honors at the 2010 WAC Indoor Championships and was a 2010 NCAA qualifier for shot put. Last weekend Mannucci took home an individual shot put title at the WSU Open Indoor with a toss of 56-1.75 (17.11m).

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the title by throwing the shot 56-1.75 (17.11m). Taylor said she was also pleased with a performance by freshman Kristine Leonard, who tossed the shot 42-11.5 (13.09m). She said keeping track of personal performance is important at this point in the season. “We don’t really focus on team until conference championships … it’s good competitors (here) and that’s what we like, good competition, but it’s really based on what they’re doing individually,” Taylor said. Coach Wayne Phipps said for many of the athletes, the opener was their first collegiate competition. “We had a lot of new people go today and I thought in general, they all competed pretty well … It was important for them to get the whole experience and get one under their belts before we head

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University of Idaho senior Eugenio Mannucci has been ranked as a 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championship qualifier. Mannucci recently won the men’s shot put at the Washington State University Open with a throw of 56-1.75 feet.

Vandal track and field has seen many changes in its staff and athletes in the last year, and last weekend’s Washington State University Open Indoor meet was a perfect opportunity to test out the new team dynamics. Throwing coach Julie Taylor said the WSU Open was a good way for her team to work through their nerves and get more comfortable throwing competitively. “It’s just to get solid marks as we go into the conference, get the jitters out a little bit because we have some new kids starting out, so really just get a chance to get some marks and go from there,” Taylor said. Taylor said there will be exceptional talent from the throwers this year, particularly from senior Eugenio Mannucci and junior Gabby Midles. Both athletes were qualifiers for the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships, and both managed to bring back glory for Idaho this weekend — Midles took third place in the 20-pound weight throw with a toss of 55-6.25 (16.92) and Mannucci took

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The senior guard for the Vandals earned the WAC Verizon Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Monday because of his outstanding performances in the men’s game against Nevada and Cal State Bakersfield, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win in overtime at Cal State. Ledbetter was also one of the leading scorers in Monday night’s game against Fresno State with 11 points, four rebounds and three assists.

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Battling on the road Kevin Bingaman

San Jose State (0-16, 0-3 WAC) is having one of the worst seasons in its program’s history, having lost 20 straight reguThe Vandal women’s basketball team will lar season games, going back to last season. try to extend their winning streak when they With the Boise State game close at hand, travel to San Jose State to face the struggling Newlee said he wants to guard against Spartans Thursday. his team getting distracted. San Jose Idaho (9-6, 2-1) is coming off State has played some close games this a blowout victory against Hawaii, season, and Newlee wants to make in which the Vandals snagged sure his team is focused and not give their 500th victory. Coach Jon up an upset. Newlee said being a part of that “We can’t look past San Jose. The milestone is something for his last time we did that we lost to them,” team to be proud of. Newlee said. “We’re not good enough “We’ll always be part of Vanto look past anyone.” dal history now, and all the guys The Vandals will look to extend their Jon Newlee overall series lead over the Spartans, who on the team should be proud,” Newlee said. Basketball coach currently stand at 11-9. Last season the Idaho will have an entire week two teams split the season series, with to prepare for its next game, and each team winning at home. Idaho won then will have a quick turnaround with two the last meeting 74-59 in the Cowan Spectrum. games in three days. Newlee said the break Idaho has had its ups and downs this season, but should benefit a number of his players who are has so far battled its way through. The Vandals have nursing injuries. tough tasks ahead of them with teams such as LA “I think it’ll be good for some on the ones Tech and Fresno State, who have been the WAC who are banged up,” Newlee said. “We’ll get powerhouses and currently hold the first and secthem some rest.” ond spots in the conference. Argonaut

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University of Idaho guard Keri Arendse drives to the basket past University of Hawaii guard Keisha Kanekoa to score two points during the game Thursday evening in the Cowan Spectrum. The Vandals won 72-48.

We’re created equal The University of Idaho women’s basketball team won its 500th career game Jan. 10. Did you know that? Unless you read the next day’s issue of The Argonaut or were one of the 300 or so people who attended the event, my guess is no. And for that, I say shame on you. We are now two days removed from a three-day weekend in which we celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr., but what most people will neglect to remember is King’s main message in life was equality. Not only based on race, but creed Madison and gender. This university, like every other in this country, seems to forget there are women’s teams on its campus and when one of them does something extraordinary, it is about as publicized and talked about as a new club being formed. The fault for the lack of care about female athletics falls on many people’s shoulders, us in the media included. When the Vandal women achieved their historic win No. 500, we made sure to play it as the main story on the next day’s Sports & Rec front page, but what do we do the rest of

the time? Delegate it to page two. And in reality, we are just following the status quo. Well it’s time this changes. The women athletes on this campus are just as talented as the males, and in some areas, end up having more successful seasons. Granted, this change won’t and can’t be made overnight. Look at the WNBA, who 15 years after the league’s conception, is finally starting to get some recognition, especially in the Northwest where the Seattle Storm has become the pro basketball squad in the area. And for the sports fan, more specifically the basketball McCord fan who has never taken the time to Argonaut go to one of these pro games, I can tell you they are just as exciting as any other sporting event, because in the end, it doesn’t matter the gender of the players, but the thrill and the suspense that comes embedded in the last 30 seconds of any sporting event. So I will leave you with this challenge, prove me wrong. Saturday in the Cowan Spectrum both the men’s and women’s teams are taking on the Boise State Broncos. Take a few hours and enjoy both of the games — you’re already paying for them.

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Hunting from a ground stand. If the stand is placed over blind or tree stand has be- a travel route to a food source, a hunter can plan on accome one of the tion both in the early most popular ways morning and the late for hunters to be evening as deer filter successful in the to and from the food woods. But how to the bedding area. do you determine If the stand is set up where to place overlooking a water your stands? source a hunter can There are a lot plan for unpredictable of different factors action throughout the but there are a few entire day. basics that will help Michael French Argonaut Once areas have to get you within been chosen, know shooting range. what kind of set up you Wind is by far the most important thing to will be using and plan for it. If a think about when deciding ground blind is used, make sure which of your stands you’re go- to set it up well before the seaing to hunt, but not necessarily son and brush the entire blind the most important when de- in to match its surroundings. ciding where to put your stands. This will give game time to beWhen picking a stand location, come accustomed to the new look for a reason for deer to be feature in their habitat and not there first of all. Is the area a be spooked by it come hunting travel corridor deer are using? season. Again, have a reason for Look for food sources and bed- where you put your blind — ding areas as well as water. By make sure it is in an area that will trying to understand why the give plenty of shooting lanes and deer are in the area it will help routes to the blind. If a tree stand is used make the hunter to pattern the deer and know when to be in the sure to choose a tree with enough

brush to break up a hunters outline completely. Once the stand is brushed in, climb up and trim away shooting lanes for all shot possibilities. When using a tree stand always wear some sort of fall protection at all times. Hunting from an elevated position can be dangerous and a hunter should always be cautious. When hunting season comes be sure to think back to the wind. If the wind is blowing straight into where the deer will be coming from, it’s best to hunt another stand and wait for the wind to be blowing into the hunter’s face and away from the deer. Tree stands will help to lower the risk of game getting a hunter’s wind because of how the scent is elevated from the deer. When it comes to stand hunting, it’s all about being prepared before the start of hunting season. Scouting and understanding what the deer will be doing will help to make any hunter more successful and experience more enjoyment in the hunting woods.

Not just pirates like treasure Not much can trump the joy of finding a hid- in Moscow’s zip code you can find hundreds den treasure, which may be why geocaching has within only a few miles. currently lists more than 300 caches within steadily risen in popularity during 20 miles of campus. These boxes are all the last few years. at an exact GPS location and normally The activity takes place all placed in rather scenic locations so it’s around the world — the object of a great opportunity to explore the surgeocaching is to seek out hidden roundings and get a fun workout too. treasure boxes that were hidden After finding a geocache, you get by fellow geocachers. Geocaching. the opportunity to leave your own little com keeps track of all the caches in mark by signing the log sheet found inthe world. The site has the dates of side the box. You also have the option when a cache was first placed and to take one treasure from the box and when it was last found. Members on the site can update after an outing Kristen Whitney replace it with another. This adds a fun or directly from their phone when Argonaut element because you never know what you’ll come home with. On a geocachthey find a cache. The site also rates ing session with my family near San different geocaches in terms of difficulty, because some will only require a short Diego I took home a plastic monkey with a parachute, a temporary tattoo that read “I went to the walk to find and others require a difficult hike. All you need to participate in this fun activ- fire station” and some sunflower seeds. It’s free stuff, why wouldn’t you try it? ity is a smart phone or GPS. By simply putting

NCAA to hear USC on appeal The University of Southern would pay for Cam Newton California football team fin- and investigation the NCAA did ished the season 8-5 and was not nothing to punish Auburn — I see a double standard able to go to a bowl here. You can’t punish game due to sancone team and not the tions against them other. A lot of it had because of Reggie to do with who was Bush. While Bush coaching USC — Pete played at USC from Carroll was not a well2003-05 he received liked coach and the improper benefits sanctions were a way from an agent who of the NCAA sticking paid him and his it to Carroll. family somewhere When USC has a around $3,000,000. Michael Greenway After the NCAA Argonaut chance to repeal, they need to prove the penfinished investigatalties handed to them ing in June 2010, they sentenced the USC football by the NCAA were harsh and team to two years of bowl proba- excessive, and the Cam Newtion and a reduction of 30 schol- ton incident has given USC a arships during the next three pathway to do that. If USC can seasons. USC has appealed the win the appeal later this month, NCAA decision saying it was the Trojans will be bowl eligible next season and have a shot at too harsh. USC should win the appeal, winning the national title. USC especially with what happened athletic director Pat Haden said at Auburn with Cam Newton. he is confident USC will win the Cam Newton’s dad was sell- appeal without the Cam Newing his child to any school that ton case.

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If USC had been a .500 football team during the Bush era, no one would have cared what Bush had done. Since USC was 37-2 during the Bush era, all of a sudden the NCAA cares. The NCAA punishes teams that are successful — ask SMU if you doubt it. The NCAA needs to be a fair organization, not an organization that punishes teams that are successful year in and year out like USC. Regardless if USC wins or loses its appeal, it is asinine to me that the NCAA goes after the players who had nothing to do with what happened. So for the 2010 season, the USC Trojans should have played in a decent bowl game, but instead they had to stay home because one player who used to play for USC more than six years ago decided to take money from an agent. The person who actually committed the crime gets away with it and the players who come after him serve his punishment. It’s not right and it needs to end.

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The snow can seem like a never-ending inconvenience at the end of the holiday season. No longer is it praised to be beautiful white blankets glimmering in the sun — instead the gray slush piles up and seems to have no goal but to make your shoes soggy and your feet freeze all day long. But many may not realize all the ways to utilize the snow and cold to their recreational advantage — with the help of the University of Idaho Outdoor Program, they can do so with plenty of instruction and often, for little money. Mike Biser from the Outdoor Program said they offer about 60 trips and clinics during the spring semester, ranging from avalanche education to sea kayaking. He said winter especially is full of activities, including Powder Thursdays, where every Thursday and some Saturdays a van takes students to alternating ski hills — Lookout, Schweitzer or Silver Mountain. Students can buy a transportation ticket at varying prices, depending on the ski hill, which includes transportation and the lift ticket. If someone already has a season pass, they can just pay $15 to ride in the van. Biser said if the snow is good, the trips usually fill up quick. For students uninterested in skiing or snowboarding, there are also trips to cross-country ski or snowshoe, as well as instructional classes in avalanche fundamentals, telemark skiing, wilderness response and other skills-based classes. When the snow finally melts in March and April, there will be trips for hiking,

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The University of Idaho Outdoor Program in the Student Recreation Center offers multiple winter activities for students on a budget. backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, and even Oregon coast surfing. Biser said some students may be intimidated because they aren’t experienced in these activities but many of the classes and clinics are ideal for beginners. “We’re here to help people learn the skills because we’re an educational organization and our role is to teach lifetime skills, as opposed to traditional sports,” Biser said. “Ours are less team-based and more indi-

vidual learning.” Biser also said the trips and workshops may seem expensive at first, but are much cheaper than what students would find elsewhere. “For example, the instructional kayak trip is $85, which is two pool sessions and a day on the water … it would be $300 or $400 if you did the commercial classes,” Biser said. “We’re nonprofit, and yes, there is some expense, but it’s about as cheap as anybody can learn these skills.”

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points on 6-of-9 shooting, while Ledbetter put in 11 points and grabbed four rebounds, with three assists and two steals. “The stat I’m most happy with is that we only had three assists in the first half, and we came back and had 14 assists in the second half,” Verlin said.

Idaho is now on a six-game winning streak, which is a complete turnaround from the six-game losing streak the team had at this time last season. “Any time you can go on the road and get wins, it’s huge, especially here at Fresno where it’s tough to get wins,” Verlin said. “What you’ve got to do in this conference is get road wins and then hold your home court if you want to win a title.”


from page 5 to some bigger meets,” Phipps said. Other Vandal highlights of the event were found in the 800 m, where Vandals Keli Hall took second and Emily Paradis took third, and in the triple-jump, in which sophomore Colin Briggs went 44-11.5 (13.70m). Phipps said he felt the day was an overall success for the young squad. “I thought the people who competed, competed very well,” Phipps said. “And it’s just a matter of us progressing throughout the season, but this is a good opener for us.”

NFL playoffs: Give me a 2, give me a 6 

AP Pro Football Writer Picture this: a pair of No. 6 seeds in the Super Bowl. The New York Jets and Green Bay Packers sure like that scenario, and it’s impossible to ignore them after this weekend’s divisional playoff games. The Jets (13-5), who have never won more games in their half-century of existence, went into New England and handed the league’s top regular-season team a 28-21 defeat Sunday. They now have knocked off Peyton Manning’s Colts and Tom Brady’s Patriots in successive weeks. Their reward is a date with the secondseeded Steelers (13-4) in Pittsburgh next Sunday night, New York’s second straight

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trip to the AFC championship game. The Steelers won their blood feud matchup with Baltimore 31-24 on Saturday. “We’re not afraid of anybody,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said after Mark Sanchez threw for three touchdowns against New England. “Maybe people take it the wrong way. We don’t badmouth an opponent, but we don’t fear anybody.” Nor, apparently, do the Packers (126). They routed the NFC’s top seed, the Atlanta Falcons, 48-21 on Saturday night, and will head to Chicago for the conference title game against their historic rivals. The Bears (12-5) whipped Seattle 35-24 to set up the 182nd meeting in the NFL’s longest series, but the first for an NFC championship. “We’re both familiar with each other, so nothing’s going to be new,” said Bears

quarterback Jay Cutler, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more Sunday in his first postseason appearance. “We have our hands full.” It’s a rematch of a wild Dec. 19 game won by the Jets 22-17 at Heinz Field. Steelers star safety Troy Polamalu missed that and he’s a huge playmaker. He might be needed more than ever because the Jets are more balanced that at any time under Ryan. And they have won four of their five playoff road games under the bombastic coach, the latest their stunner at Foxborough, where the Jets fell 45-3 on Dec. 6. “We knew we’d have to beat those kind of opponents, got to get a team that can beat New England, beat Indianapolis at their places, and beat Pittsburgh, hopefully,” Ryan said.

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Time to say ‘no’ Enough is enough: Students need to protest upcoming fee increases

For anyone who missed Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s State of the State address last week, here’s a quick summary: University of Idaho students can expect more double digit increases in tuition and fees until further notice. Shocking? Not really. While Otter gave routine props to education in his speech, and President M. Duane Nellis joined him in the applause, it is clear education is not at the top of Otter’s priority list. His main priority is,

and has always been, to keep taxes as low as possible. For the last several years, students have accepted tuition increases as part of business as usual and the logical solution to state cuts. ASUI presidents and The Argonaut have supported the administration and understood their predicament. But when does it end? Higher education spending has fallen 33 percent and tuition costs have gone up $500 just in the last three years. Five hundred dollars is five

months worth of groceries. It’s two months’ rent. It’s more than 40 12-packs of Keystone. Do we need to compare how many drinks at The Garden Lounge that would buy? Each year, the administration kicks up tuition by a certain triple digit number, and it has become an ever-growing burden on the backs of families and students. Otter’s aversion to tax increases and ignorance to no-brainer solutions are a major part of the issue. Assuming this budget year goes through as it stands, Idaho’s higher

education spending will have decreased by 25 percent in three years while costs inflate. That’s like charging $5,000 more for a house with modeling and furniture from the 1970s. Who would pay more for a house that hasn’t been improved? Perhaps this is the year students stand up and say it’s enough. Perhaps it’s time to put faces and voices to the names on student accounts, and demand equitable investment for the cost of higher education. — KM

Off the Cuff Quick takes on life from our editors

Goodbye SWEETheart

I have a confession. I am addicted to all things sweet and sugary. I love cookies, cakes, empanadas, pies and candies — you name it. Well, this habit has to change. I recently went to the grocery store and avoided all urges to pick up a pound cake to douse in whipped cream and frozen berries, avoided a Boston cream pie and averted my eyes when passing the rainbow M&M cookies in the baked goods section. My bum and thighs are already thanking me. — Tanya


“Tron 3D” is definitely worth watching three times. 
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Electronic boyfriend

Having a PlayStation 3 is like having a second boyfriend. All I want to do is spend time with it, but I have all of this other stuff to get done that will be ignored if I give it too much attention. I love you, PS3, and I hope we can always stay together. — Kelcie

Trashy, trashy etiquette

Since when did it become OK to ignore a trashed liter of soda on the side of the sidewalk, an empty beer can or any sort of trash? It is there — don’t pretend like it isn’t. Would you ignore an abandoned unicorn or a $20 bill on the side of the street? I don’t think so. Pick it up, or maybe find something called a trashcan. I know I’m not picking up every single piece of trash, but as much as I enjoy someone’s cigarette butts outside my house, let’s keep the “dirty, dirty” ‘Scow clean. — Dara

Growing up

I’m not sure when it happened, but suddenly people are trusting me with a lot of big girl decisions. We’ll see how this ends up. — Kelli

Smooth cut

I love the way my hair feels after I get it cut. It is so soft and smooth, and feels so light. I wish I could have that feeling every day, but even if I were to buy the same shampoo and conditioner, wash it at the same temperature, blow dry and comb it the same, I think the only way to get the feeling would be to cut it every day. Eventually that would leave me bald, so I will just savor the feeling on occasion instead. — Elizabeth

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In search of sleep

Free speech can go too far Freedom of expression does not mean limit- the same fate as diplomats in the same foreign countries American soldiers are dying to bring less expression. When one person’s ability to express his or freedom to, it is without question no longer a question about freedom. herself freely interferes with another’s And when a group claiming to ability to do the same, that freedom work under God’s name uses a dead has stretched too far. soldier’s funeral to protest homosexuWhen the Second Amendment ality, it abuses the same freedom that is used to exercise First Amendment solider gave his or her life to defend. rights, freedom of expression has gone When a peaceful man’s ability to too far. see his dream realized is ended by a When a political candidate chooses bullet and not his old age, freedom to attack another candidate personally isn’t freedom anymore. and not the viewpoint, freedom of exWhen someone holds their religious pression has been abused. R.J. Taylor beliefs to be the only truth and uses fear When the media goes after a private Argonaut instead of the spoken word in an attempt or public person’s private life and choosto convert non-believers, freedom of exes to use coverage of his or her children over coverage of his or her actions, the line between pression has been replaced by submission. When one person hijacks a town meeting, freedom and oppression has been crossed. When a member of the U.S. Congress suffers rally or other event with loud words spoken out of

turn and causes those who have gathered peacefully and waited their turn to speak to go unheard, the limit of expression has been breached. Freedom of expression only works when everyone is free to express themselves freely, without fear their words could be their last. It doesn’t mean never disagreeing, but it does mean there is a limit on how far someone can go to exercise his or her right of freedom of expression. It means listening to a viewpoint one might not necessarily agree with, or ignoring it. It means turning to logic and words to make an argument, not violence and insults. The freedom to express one’s self freely is one of the things that separates America from Saddam’s Iraq. That freedom must be respected and upheld by everyone. When a man dies at the hands of another man expressing himself, everyone loses a little bit of their individual freedom to express themselves.

If anyone needs to rid their apartment of a decent, mostly clean full-size couch, I will accept it on behalf of The Argonaut staff. It will fit nicely — somewhere I’m sure. A slip cover and some Febreeze, and I will have a place to take a power nap inbetween classes. — Nick

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Go to YouTube. Search for “scary impersonator.” Watch the first result. Send all thank you letters and hate mail to You’re welcome. — Chava


We had our first Blot meeting this week, and needless to say, I am stoked. This semester is going to be great up here in Student Media, so if you are reading this — make sure to buckle your seatbelt because it’s going to be a wild ride. — Madison


You know what’s funnier than foreheads? Fiveheads. Look it up. — Loren

Israel has no right to use weapons against Palestinians The second anniversary “used disproportionate force of the U.S.-Israeli assault on to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian Gaza was marked population.” The Dec. 27, 2010, when Goldstone report, the greatest military Guest Voice machine the world Lee M. Spencer along with other huhas ever known un- Special to The Argonaut man rights reports, detailed Israel’s sysleashed an incredible tematic bombing of amount of firepower on one of the world’s poor- 29 ambulances, along with est civilian populations. One hospitals, schools, the U.N. thousand and four hundred Relief and Works Agency, Palestinians and 11 Israelis public markets, places of wor(four by friendly fire) died in ship and housing complexes. They also document the use of this “conflict.” During this attack, the white phosphorous in densely U.N. Human Rights Council populated areas, which is a condemned Israel for “grave war crime. Many would argue, howviolations of human rights.” It also mandated that a com- ever, the United States bears mission, chaired by Richard more responsibility for this Goldstone, author a report atrocity than Israel. The U.S. on the conflict. Goldstone is a provides Israel with around renowned international jurist $7 million per day in direct and was the lead prosecutor military aid alone. Most of in war crimes trials focused the weaponry used in this on the tragedies in Rwanda attack (including the white and Kosovo. The Goldstone phosphorus shells) was made report concluded that Israel in the United States and pro-

vided to the Israeli Defense Force for free. Amnesty International’s report “Fueling Conflict” outlines how this aid is not only illegal under international humanitarian law, but also under U.S. domestic law. The report also concludes the Gazan massacre could not have happened if it weren’t for U.S. taxpayer money. Israel has become, as Noam Chomsky put it, “An offshore U.S. military base.” We must also remember the root cause of the assault. Every year, the U.N. general assembly votes on a resolution that is the international consensus on how to settle the conflict. This consensus is a two-state solution based upon the pre-June 5, 1967 border. This is the date Israel invaded and seized the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, and the Golan

Heights from Syria. And every year at the U.N. the vote is the same: The whole world (around 160 nations) versus the Unites States and Israel (and a few obscure countries). If the United States would stop this obstructionism, Israel would be forced to give up expansion and accept the peace treaty. Reflecting back on the Gazan massacre (and countless others), what U.S. foreign policy can be compared to is domestic violence in a personal relationship. In this analogy, the United States is the abuser and the weaker countries are the victims. In both relationships, one member has overwhelming dominance compared to the other. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the United States spends as much on military might as most of the rest of the world combined.

Not so long ago, it was permissible for husbands to beat their wives if they so desired. It wasn’t a question of whether it was just. The husband owned the wife — it was his decision to make. Similarly, among our political class, it is just assumed that the U.S. can use violence against any country they want to for any reason. Law and morality aren’t factors that are taken into consideration. Of course, the husband doesn’t want to use violence — but his hand is forced because of his wife’s jealousy, lack of understanding, incompetence and so on. To quote John Adams, “Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws.” Fortunately, now there are laws against domestic abuse. There are also laws against

military aggression — the U.S. just chooses to ignore them. And there is a specific ruling by the highest court in the world regarding the U.S.-Israeli occupation. In July 2004, The International Court of Justice ruled the Israeli occupation and annexation of Palestinian land is illegal. The ruling stated that a basic tenet of international law is that it is inadmissible to seize land through war. Therefore, the land Israel seized during the June 1967 invasion has to be returned to the Palestinians. Consider for a moment if the wife actually did wrong the husband. The Palestinians have committed crimes against the Israelis. Does that justify domestic violence in anybody’s mind? The way to solve conflicts is by using the rule of law. Bombing Gazans is no more a solution to a problem than beating wives.

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