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Bomber kills 41 outside Indian Embassy in Kabul
at the embassy gates, only 30 yards the wounded. The blast blew clothing
from where dozens of Afghans line off many victims.
Associated Press up to apply for visas. Women and President Hamid Karzai condemned
children browsing nearby shops were the bombing and said it was carried
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide among the victims who lay on the out by militants trying to rupture the
car bomb outside the Indian Embassy ground, bloodied and in agony, crying Afghan-India friendship. He told the
killed 41 people and wounded nearly for help. Debris covered the pavement, Indian prime minister during a phone
150 others Monday, ripping through including sandals, a wrecked bicycle conversation that Afghanistan would
the building’s gates and scattering and heaps of twisted metal. do all it could do identify the attack-
bodies and pools of blood across some The embassy is on a busy, tree-lined ers.
of Kabul’s most protected streets. street near Afghanistan’s Interior The Afghan Interior Ministry
As in other recent high-profile at- Ministry that is protected on both hinted that the attack was carried out
tacks, Afghanistan quickly blamed ends by police, though the checkpoints with help from Pakistan’s intelligence
Pakistan, India’s archrival, for the are easily driven past. The 8:30 a.m. service, saying the blast happened “in
blast, which was the deadliest in Ka- explosion rattled much of Kabul and coordination and consultation with
bul since the fall of the Taliban in kicked up gray dust that shrouded the some of the active intelligence circles
2001. bodies of the dead and enveloped the in the region.” Afghan police officers stand guard in front of the entrance gate of the Indian Embassy
The bomber followed a diplomat’s survivors — a monochromatic coating in central Kabul on Monday after a car bomb ripped through the front wall of the
vehicle and detonated the explosives broken only by the crimson blood of See EMBASSY on Page 3 embassy, killing 41 people.
Growing fire ... Search for
By ASHLEY ANDERSON
The search continues for a BYU stu-
dent who jumped into Utah Lake over
the Fourth of July weekend.
Search teams have only recovered
his shoe and an oar from the boat, but
Craig Decker is still missing, said Spen-
cer Cannon, a
sergeant with the
Utah County Sher-
iff’s Office who is
helping with the
search. The areas
where those items
have been pin-
pointed on the wa-
ter along with the
GPS coordinates Craig Decker
of the point where
the 911 call was made. This information
has provided searchers with a better idea
of where to begin their search, Cannon
Associated Press said.
above: A firefighter works on the Basin Complex Fire on the east side of Highway One near Esalen Institute in Monterey County in Big Sur, Calif., on Monday. The fire has charred “It is impossible to see under Utah
117 square miles in the Big Sur area and was only 11 percent contained Monday. Below: Firefighters with the Santa Maria fire department monitor the Basin Complex Fire. Lake,” he said. Sonar is being used by the
boats to try and locate a point of interest.
... growing worry
As soon as something is found, divers
will be sent under water to search more
thoroughly, he said.
Searchers planned to continue on
through the day, as long as weather per-
mits, with high hopes of finding Decker.
Otherwise the search will continue to-
BYU students and alumni voice concerns
day, Cannon said.
Decker, a 25-year-old who grew up in
West Jordan, always liked making peo-
about raging California wildfires ple happy, said his mother, Marie Decker.
She said some of her fondest memories
of her son were when he returned home
The cause of the gap fire is under investiga- tired at five or six in the morning with
tion but authorities believe it to be man started breakfast in his hands after working
By TIMOTHY SMITH as no lightning was present on July 1. The Na- nights stocking at Macey’s.
tional Forest Service has taken over efforts to “He would go to Krispy Kreme, buy hot
BYU students and alumni grow more con- contain the fire and conditions are currently doughnuts, milk and orange juice and
cerned about family and friends as fires con- good for fighting the blaze. come home and run through the house
tinue to rage across sections of California. “A few days ago we had some severe wind yelling and get everybody up and have
The gap fire in Santa Barbara, the largest that was pretty warm which drove the fire into hot doughnuts,” Decker’s mother said.
of the more than 1,800 fires since June 20, has the valley,” said John Ahlman, an information Decker, a returned missionary from
been burning since July 1. The fire has burned the Neuquen, Argentina, mission, loved
more than 9,500 acres. See FIRES on Page 3 the outdoors and was adventurous, his
family said. He enjoyed camping, hiking,
fishing and sailing. He also loved music
Two former BYU track athletes qualify for Olympics
and played the trumpet, piano and gui-
tar, his mother said.
Originally, Decker was majoring in
neuroscience, planning to go into pre-
chiropractics, she said. After the loss of
during which time they set out to prove themselves represent the United States in August. his hand in a fireworks accident last year
worthy of a spot on the national team. McAdams, who currently lives and trains in Pro- and working with prosthetics, Decker
By WENDY HARRIS “Nick has been throwing in Europe all sum- vo, ran a conservative race, trailing the majority of started thinking of changing his major
mer,” said BYU head coach Mark Robison. “He has the pack for the first couple of laps before making to engineering and creating prosthetics
Olympic hope has become reality for two former thrown well enough to be one of the few athletes to a surge at the end to claim the third and final spot as a career.
BYU track and field athletes as they qualified to represent Sweden at the Games.” on the U.S. team. “He liked inventing ways to resolve
represent their respective countries in the 2008 Arrhenius, who represented Sweden at the Eu- “Josh ran an excellent, patient race,” said BYU difficulties with being an amputee,” his
Olympic Summer Games in Beijing later this sum- ropean Championships in 2006, competed for the distance coach Ed Eyestone. “He runs best when he mother said. “When he lost his hand he
mer. Cougars from 2004 to 2007, capping his college ca- runs off the pace for the first part of the race, and said, ‘I’m going to make this a positive ex-
Discus thrower and former NCAA champion reer with a win at the 2007 NCAA Track and Field then really turns it on at the end.” perience for me and everyone else.’”
Niklas Arrhenius is the top-ranked thrower for his Championships. Eyestone said McAdam’s forte is his finishing “He was always a happy-go-lucky guy
native Sweden and will be one of a small number of Arrhenius’ younger brother Leif, who earned kick, and his training partner Iain Hunter said — always smiling,” Art Lee said about
athletes to compete for the Scandinavian country All-American honors in the discus throw this McAdams is one who doesn’t relish the spotlight. his roommate, Decker. Lee recalls the
in China this summer. year as a sophomore at BYU, is the second-ranked “I’m really impressed with Josh,” said Hunter, many occasions when Decker and an-
To keep their athletes competitive on the world thrower for Sweden, but will not be representing who has trained with Josh for several years. “He other roommate would come home, jok-
scene, Sweden has a selection process that elimi- the country in these Olympics. works so hard, yet has kept his humility while be- ing and laughing after hanging out.
nates all those the selection committee feels will not Fellow BYU graduate Josh McAdams, a former coming an amazing runner.” “He’s pretty well-rounded,” said Lee,
be among the top Olympic athletes. Not only do the Cougar distance runner, finished third in the final Both athletes will compete in Beijing next month “He liked to play games online or hang-
athletes have to achieve an Olympic “A” standard, of the 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic in what they hope will be an Olympic experience out with his friends or girlfriend when he
but they have to compete for a period of 4-6 weeks, Trials to claim a spot on the Olympic team that will they will always remember. had one.”
GM may consider cuts
The world is our campus
as the market shrinks
tion would be taken if the U.S.
auto market worsened.
“If conditions persist or dete-
riorate, then we’ll continue to
DETROIT — General Mo- take aggressive actions,” she
tors Corp. may get rid of some said Monday.
brands, speed the introduc- GM’s stock price tumbled to
tion of small cars from other its previous 53-year low of $9.96
markets and make further on Wednesday after Merrill
white-collar job cuts as it tries Lynch analyst John Murphy
to deal with a shrinking U.S. wrote in a note to investors
auto market. that a GM bankruptcy “is not
A person familiar with the impossible if the market con-
company’s discussions said tinues to deteriorate and sig-
Monday all the options are be- niﬁcant incremental capital is
ing considered as GM tries to not raised.”
cope with the dramatic shift in The next day, JPMorgan ana-
consumer buying habits from lyst Himanshu Patel called the
trucks to cars and crossover bankruptcy fears overblown
vehicles. but predicted GM will burn
The person asked not to be through $18 billion in 2008 and
identiﬁed because no decisions 2009 as it struggles with de-
have been made. pressed U.S. sales.
GM shares dropped brieﬂy GM has $24 billion in cash
Monday afternoon to $ 9.92, and $4.6 billion in credit on
tying their lowest point since hand, he said, so it doesn’t need
Sept. 13, 1954, according to the to raise more money immedi-
Center for Research in Secu- ately. But he predicted the auto-
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Daredev- eventually guided it to the bull ring rity Prices at the University of maker will try to raise another
ils kicked off the running of the bulls where the course ends. Chicago. The price is adjusted $10 billion in the third quarter
Monday with a long, messy and particu- Inside the ring one black bull fell down for splits and other changes. of this year by mortgaging
larly dangerous dash through the streets and stayed there for nearly a minute, as The stock rebounded and trademarks, international op-
of Pamplona, with nine people suffering jubilant runners scampered about. rose 12 cents to close at $10.24. erations and other assets.
bumps and bruises but none gored, of- The Spanish Red Cross said nine people It has traded as high as $43.20 Critics have said GM still
ficials said. were injured, with head or rib injuries in the past year. has too much fat in its middle
The half-mile sprint through cobble- from falling or getting trampled. GM announced last month management, despite cutting
stone streets turned chaotic because The whole run took just over four min- it would close four truck and white-collar employment to
the pack of six half-ton beasts became utes, which is a bit slow by the standards sport utility vehicle plants and 32,000 last year from 44,000 in
Joshua Flake separated early in the route after plow- of Pamplona’s Fiesta de San Fermin, as boost production of several ex- 2000. They also say the engi-
ing into a crowd of people, some of them the festival is known. isting car models. Its sales are neering, manufacturing and
spectators. It was the first of eight scheduled runs. down 16.3 percent this year. marketing costs are too high
Ashley Anderson Some of the bulls fell and two ended The most crowded ones will be next week- Further job cuts could be for it to keep all eight of its
Chris Graham up running on their own. One of these end, when the throngs of thrill-seekers considered by GM’s board of di- brands.
Jackie Hicken became disoriented, trying several times will swell dramatically as people pour rectors when it meets in early Over the years, analysts
Joseph Tolman to turn around and go back toward the into Pamplona from out of town for two August, The Wall Street Jour- have suggested cutting or sell-
starting point. But herders waving sticks days of revelry and Adrenalin. nal reported Monday. ing the Buick, Saab or Saturn
Company spokeswoman Re- brands, perhaps jettisoning
nee Rashid-Merem would not them like GM did with Olds-
Sean Walker comment on potential job or mobile in 2004. Chevrolet and
brand cuts, but said the com- Cadillac remain the company’s
Lacie Hales pany has made it clear that ac- strongest sellers.
Ryan Merriman ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Police
officer Absar Ali was talking with col-
leagues near the busy Islamabad market w w w. b r i t t a n y a p t s . n e t
Abby Shaha when the suicide bomber attacked, rat-
tling Pakistan’s usually quiet capital. The
next thing the 37-year-old saw was “a bed
Elizabeth Gosney of corpses.”
Stephanie Rhodes “Only two of us were standing. I fainted
at the sight. My legs gave way under
me, and I lost consciousness,” Ali said
Monday from his hospital bed, his feet
Robin Broberg The blast Sunday was one of Islam-
Sarah Crane abad’s deadliest in recent memory, killing
Brooke Naylor at least 18 people and wounding dozens.
Mourners held funeral prayers for the
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and hitting her face with both
hands. Her son and daughter
Mujahid, denied the militants
were behind it. The Taliban
Ikram Sehgal, a political Drinking games prove
deadly to college students
had been killed. “Oh my God!” tend to claim responsibility for analyst in Pakistan, said he
41 killed after the woman screamed. “They
are both dead!”
attacks against international
or Afghan troops and deny
doubts Pakistan’s intelligence
service was behind the attack.
car bombing Six police ofﬁcers and three
embassy guards were among
responsibility for bombs that
primarily kill civilians.
He instead blamed Pashtuns
— the largest of Afghan ethnic 14 in 2001.
the dead. “Whenever we do a suicide groups that also forms the core “There have always been
Continued from Page 1 In New Delhi, India’s foreign attack, we conﬁrm it,” Muja- of the Taliban insurgency. problems with young people and
minister said four Indians, in- hid said. “The Taliban did not “The Indians were asking for alcohol, but it just seems like
A spokesman for Pakistan’s cluding the military attache do this one.” it,” Sehgal said. “They have set WINONA, Minn. — On the they are a little more intense
Foreign Ministry declined to and a diplomat, were killed. The explosion was the dead- up so many consulates along morning after the house party now than they used to be,” said
comment on the bombing. The The blast also killed five liest in Afghanistan since a the border,” Sehgal said. “It on Johnson Street, Jenna Foell- Connie Gores, vice president for
Pakistani foreign minister Afghan security guards at the suicide bomber killed more was question of time. The (Pa- mi and several other twenty- student life at Winona State. “The
said his country condemned nearby Indonesian Embassy, than 100 people at a dog ﬁght- shtuns) see them as enemies, somethings lay sprawled on the goal of a lot of them is just to get
the attack and all forms of ter- where windows were shattered ing competition in Kandahar actually. They had to react to beds and couches. When a friend smashed.”
rorism. and doors and gates broken. in February. the Indians setting up consul- reached over to wake her, Foellmi Over the seven-year span, 83
The bombing showed that Af- Two diplomats were slightly The Indian embassy in the ates there.” was cold to the touch. of the college-age victims were,
ghanistan is also a theater for wounded, Indonesia’s foreign last several days had beefed up Pakistan and India have The friend’s screams woke like Foellmi, under the drinking
the struggle between longtime ministry said. security by installing large, fought three wars since their up the others still asleep in the age of 21.
rivals India and Pakistan. In Washington, the White dirt-filled blast walls often independence from Britain house. A separate AP analysis of
“These attacks seem de- House offered condolences to used by military forces. in 1947. Kashmir is divided Foellmi, a 20-year-old bio- hundreds of news articles about
signed to sabotage any im- the victims. The Indian Ministry of Ex- between Pakistan and India, chemistry major at Winona alcohol-poisoning deaths in the
provement of relations between “Extremists continue to ternal Affairs said the attack and India says Kashmiri mili- State University, died of alcohol past decade found that victims
Pakistan and either of its two show their disregard for all would not deter its country’s tant groups — which are seek- poisoning on Dec. 14, one day af- drank themselves well past the
neighbors, India and Afghani- human life and their willing- mission to fulﬁll “our commit- ing independence or to merge ter she had ﬁnished her last exam point of oblivion — with an av-
stan, to assure that Pakistan ness to kill fellow Muslims as ments to the government and Kashmir with Pakistan — get of the semester. According to po- erage blood-alcohol level of 0.40
has no alternative but to con- well as others,” said Gordon people of Afghanistan.” military and financial sup- lice reports, she had three beers percent, or ﬁve times the legal
tinue to support militant orga- Johndroe, a White House na- Pakistan views with sus- port from Islamabad. Pakistan during the day, then played beer limit for driving. In nearly every
nizations as part of its foreign tional security spokesman. picion India’s involvement in says it only supports the rebels’ pong — a drinking game — in case, friends knew the victim
policy,” said Barnett Rubin, “The United States stands with Afghanistan, including the cause morally. the evening, and downed some was drunk and put him or her to
an Afghanistan expert at New the people of Afghanistan and millions of dollars donated for Afghanistan’s allegations vodka, too. bed to “sleep it off.”
York University. India as we face this common reconstruction and the thou- that Pakistan was involved in Foellmi’s death was tragic, but “Her friends were with her. It’s
At Kabul’s hospitals, an- enemy.” sands of Indian engineers and Monday’s attack will probably typical in many ways. not like they just left her alone,”
guished parents railed against Afghanistan has seen a sharp laborers helping to build roads only sour already troubled re- An Associated Press analy- said Jenna’s mother, Kate Foell-
the Afghan government. rise in violence from Taliban and other infrastructure. lations. sis of federal records found that mi. “She went to bed and she was
“Where is the security?” militants in recent months. Pakistanis are also wary Late last month, a spokes- 157 college-age people, 18 to 23, snoring. She just didn’t wake
cried Mirwais, a father of four Insurgents are packing bombs of Indian consulates that man for Afghanistan’s intel- drank themselves to death from up.”
who knew that two of his chil- with more explosives than ever, have been established in the ligence agency accused Paki- 1999 through 2005, the most re- Schools and communities have
dren had been killed. Before one reason why more U.S. and outlying cities of Kandahar, stan’s premier spy agency of cent year for which ﬁgures are responded in a variety of ways,
heading to another hospital to NATO troops were killed in Jalalabad, Herat, and Mazar- organizing an April assassina- available. The number of alcohol- including programs to teach in-
search for his other two chil- June than any month since the i-Sharif. But Indian officials tion attempt on Karzai. poisoning deaths per year nearly coming freshmen the dangers of
dren, he shouted obscenities at 2001 invasion. say they are there to support The United Nations and doubled over that span, from 18 in extreme drinking; designating
Karzai. Still, no one claimed respon- reconstruction. Militants NATO’s International Securi- 1999 to a peak of 35 in 2005, though professors to help students avoid
Moments later, a woman sibility for the blast, and a have frequently attacked ty Assistance Force both con- the total went up and down from overdoing it; and passing laws to
ran outside screaming, crying Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Indian offices and projects demned the attack. year to year and dipped as low as discourage binge drinking.
Tuesday, July 8, 11:05 a.m., JSB Auditorium
Worry rises Broadcast locations: W-112 BNSN, 250 SWKT, and Varsity Theatre.
over Calif. fires
Continued from Page 1
ofﬁcer with the Los Padres Na-
tional Forest Service. “Local
conditions have been slightly
more moderate than they were
before. Unfortunately over the
next couple of days we are going
to get some warm up and some
more wind with that.”
Currently, 1,241 people are
ﬁghting the ﬁre including 32
hand crews, 141 ﬁre engines,
seven helicopters, eight air the area because
tankers and 10 bulldozers. Four the roads were
structures have been destroyed, blocked off and
but none of them were homes. found our neigh-
As of early Monday morning the bor there,” Skelton Rae Jeanne Memmott
ﬁre had burned 9,577 acres and said. “They used
was 35 percent contained. our neighbor’s un- Professor, College of Nursing
Many people in Utah have derground water
family and friends in the tank to keep the Rae Jeanne Memmott is cal expertise. She has worked in
area. houses wet.” coordinator of international health care in Idaho, California,
“I worry about them being The Skeltons
OK,” said Todd Holbrook, a stayed up all night affairs and an associate professor and Utah in staff and adminis-
junior majoring in public rela- wat ch i n g t he in the College of Nursing. trative positions. She has more
tions. news until they
She earned a bachelor of than 30 years of experience
Holbrook’s brother Joe lives saw their neigh-
one block outside of the area un- borhoo d com- science from Brigham Young teaching nursing at Brigham
der mandatory evacuation and pletely burned to University in nursing and a mas- Young University, the University
helped others get their belong- the ground except
ings out of their homes. their house and
ter of science from the University of Utah, and the University of
“He said it was like a movie — their neighbor’s of Colorado with a major in psy- California—Los Angeles.
it was very surreal,” Holbrook house, though chiatric/community mental health Professor Memmott has held
said. “Embers and ash were fall- they didn’t escape
ing to the ground.” wit hout some nursing and a minor in social various teaching and leader-
Joe Holbrook has packed damages. psychology. ship positions in the Church and
his belongings in case the ﬁre “We had to get A main focus of Professor currently serves as education
shifts, and he is required to new clothes and
evacuate. drapes because of Memmott’s scholarly work has counselor in the Relief Society
The gap ﬁre has been burning smoke that was in been the development of nursing of the Lindon 9th Ward.
in much the same area as the the area,” Skelton
theory. She has published numer- She is the mother of four
Painted Cave Fire of 1990 and said.
has brought back vivid memo- Despite the dangers, most ner said. “When we had those ous articles in peer-reviewed children and the grandmother
ries for many residents. residents continue to go about fires people wished they had journals related to nursing of ﬁve—soon to be six—
“Everyone is fearful that the their lives. One local has a photos backed up. You never
same thing will happen again,” brother who is getting married know when you’ll have to grab
theory and other areas of clini- grandchildren.
BYU alumnus Josh Skelton in the area and is planning an whatever you can.”
said. “A small ﬁre with the right outdoor reception. Selected speeches available at http://speeches.byu.edu
conditions can turn into a huge “The weather is a big thing firstname.lastname@example.org
ﬁre.” for the family right now,” BYU
Skelton’s family has lived alumna Michelle Gardner said.
in Santa Barbara since he was “There may be too much ash
Only her eyes will sparkle more.
young and was there during the to have the wedding reception
Painted Cave Fire. outside.”
“We were at the beach and Ash isn’t their only concern.
saw the smoke in the hills and The ﬁres can have an effect on
thought it was really close to weather patterns, causing other
our house,” Skelton said. Af- problems for outdoor activities.
ter they had gone home for a Californians living in Utah
few personal belongings and had some advice for locals as
evacuated, Skelton’s father took Utah starts into its own fire
things into his own hands. season.
“My dad took a bike up to “Back everything up,” Gard-
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Follow the prophet
n June 29, every LDS ward in California had a statement by the
First Presidency read over the pulpit. In it, President Thomas S.
Monson and his counselors asked members to “do all [they] can”
to support a new proposed amendment to legally deﬁne marriage
as a union between a man and a woman. The amendment would
overturn the May 15 California Supreme Court ruling but uphold a 2000
prohibition on same-sex marriage.
The backlash reaction was almost immediate. While some members
agreed with the statement or disagreed but chose to follow their Prophet,
others became outspoken antagonists of the Church position. The latter,
of course, caught wind with activists and the media, and resulted in an
outpouring of news articles across California and Utah and blog post-
ings that now circulate the globe. These individuals claim to be “active
Mormons” and disagree with the Prophet’s counsel.
Regardless of their rationale for disagreeing, any “active Mormon”
sustains President Thomas S. Monson as the prophet, seer, revelator and
mouth-piece of God. “Active Mormons” raise their right hand during
General Conference and sustain him and the other 14 apostles as the lead-
ers of God’s church on the earth today. In sustaining, they are not voting
for them or agreeing with their position, they are promising to support
and listen to them.
Consequently, “active Mormons” know that when the prophet speaks,
the debate is over. No matter how diligently someone reads their scrip-
tures, attends church or pays a full tithe, unless they sustain President
Monson, his counselors and the other 12 apostles, they are not “active
But the biggest opposition to the First Presidency statement comes
from those who argue, as one blogger put it, that “the Church does not ex-
pect its members to think, investigate, or use their minds to look into this
issue.” They say the Church is robbing members of their agency, and cite
Joseph Smith’s famous statement indicating the Church should “teach
them [members] correct principles and they govern themselves.”
Well the correct principles are clear. The practice of homosexuality
has always been seen as a sin by the LDS church. As the First Presidency
letter stated, “the Church’s teachings and position on this moral issue
are unequivocal,” and no increase in popularity or social acceptance
will change that. This position is not robbing Church members of free-
thinking; it’s asking them to stand up for what is central to their core
doctrine — that man and woman are inherently and divinely matched for
one another. No other combination will do.
But despite such an undeniably clear stance on this issue, the First
Presidency and the Prophet still let men govern themselves; they still
preserve the agency of every member of the Church.
The brethren never said that any member of the Church who voted
against the amendment would be excommunicated or disfellowshipped.
No record will be kept of how each Latter-day Saint votes and no
member will be held accountable for how they vote. No one’s God-given
agency is being removed, and no one is being told not to think for them-
selves. They are being taught and then left to make their own decisions,
being held accountable only to their creator.
For many people, this issue may be one of epic, even faith-shattering
proportions. But it shouldn’t be.
The brethren never told Church members to shun those with homo-
sexual tendencies or view them as less than human. They called fol-
lowers to defend a critical point of doctrine: the divinely ordained role
of men and women within the family. This is not an issue the Church
stance will evolve on; this is a fundamental part of Latter-day Saint
doctrine endorsed by the Quorum of the Twelve, the First Presidency judgment and openly acknowledges ter the Church read from pulpits
and the Prophet himself. that his argument is based on little across California in support of the
Any active church-going 6-year-old can sing “Follow the Prophet” and My husband’s not a vampire more than a dishonest appeal to proposed state amendment is al-
no seminary graduate or gospel doctrine teacher can recite a story in and our relationship is constantly emotion. most identical to the letter it read
any of the standard works where contradicting the Prophet turned out strained because of his lack of ef- The fact that Sen. Obama was not in 2000 to support proposition 22.
to be a good idea. This is not the hill to die on, this not the battle to lose fort. Every day has been a struggle sworn in as a senator until Janu- That letter also stimulated a pas-
faith over. Every person has their agency, and all are counseled to use it since I recently learned of my por- ary 2005 renders the author’s sionate response, including com-
wisely after evaluating both the secular and spiritual. nography problem from the June 26 appeal to “common knowledge” ri- mentary in The Daily Universe.
letter, “‘Twilight’ is pornography.” diculous when he states that Many gay Latter-day Saints,
This editorial represents the opinion of The Daily Universe editorial board. Thanks to recent letters to the Obama voted against the Iraq including Stuart Matis, were tor-
Opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of BYU, its editor in The Daily Universe ex- resolution of 2002. His claim that tured by the insensitive remarks
administration or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. plaining that anything that creates one political party alone is able to and intense expectations of the
a false expectation of love or the protect Americans from external Mormons around them during the
world around us is pornography, I threats is similarly unfounded. 2000 controversy. Shortly after his
have finally come to terms with the More troubling than this dubious plea for compassion was published
fact that I have a problem. treatment of fact, however, is the in The Daily Universe, Stuart
I am a world class pornography idea that dissent, particularly Matis shot himself on the steps of
National speed limit
peddler, loaning out my “Twilight” on issues as important as war, is his Palo Alto stake center.
series often. I started young with “unpatriotic” and makes one a Because I am seeing the same
my mom introducing such porno- “traitor.” What is our own Indepen- things happen again, I feel com-
graphic material as Disney’s “Cin- dence Day but a celebration of our pelled to beg homosexual Latter-
derella” and “Sleeping Beauty” nation’s great history of dissent? day Saints not to repeat this trag-
(thankfully though, my husband “The only legitimate excuse edy. Please do not take your life. If
can slay dragons). As a teen my ad- for our nation’s leaders to oppose you have same gender attractions,
diction grew to include films like armed conf lict” is the poten- you are not alone. Suicide is never
Disney’s “Hercules” (my husband, tial for “a disastrous defeat” ? the solution.
t is time to consider all possible of fuel that could be conserved today is unfortunately for my expectations, Thucydides writes of a decaying To all Latter-day Saints I beg
strategies that could ease the burden far greater.” is not part-god, although he does Athenian democracy telling the you to give compassion, love and
on American drivers, not to mention However, oil and money were not have potential). Melians that “while the strong do support to the homosexuals in
slow the amount of pollution our ve- the only things saved. Warner also Every day is a struggle for us what they can ... the weak suffer your midst. You may not know they
hicles belch out every day now that provided statistics that showed while thanks to my mother’s bad ex- what they must.” are there suffering in silence, but
oil prices have soared to a staggering fuel consumption was lowered, lives ample. However, I will be sure to The author seems to be uncon- they are. They are your neigh-
$145 per barrel, and the national aver- were saved. An effect of the slower, omit any of the previously men- sciously picking up this same line bors, classmates, home teachers,
age is hovering above $4 per gallon. safer speeds was an average decrease tioned “pornographic” films from of reasoning and trotting it out roommates, FHE leaders, friends,
Congress is sure to debate the expan- of 4,000 trafﬁc-related deaths per year. my daughters’ educations so as to as one’s patriotic and moral duty. brothers and cousins. And if we do
sion of domestic drilling for some time, Even after the oil crisis of the mid-1970s avoid creating any false expecta- If this is patriotism, I declare not show them an outpouring of
but even if ill-advised expansion of was abated, the 55 mph speed limit was tions of the world around them. myself unpatriotic, along with the love and support, then we cannot
drilling goes through, short-term strat- retained because of its safety aspect. Then again, I might just teach 68 percent of Americans who cur- be surprised when they turn to the
egies need to be in the works. Those drivers who claim to be inca- them the meaning of the word “fic- rently oppose the Iraq war. I hope world to find it.
One such idea is developing on the pable of driving at slower speeds should tion.” that our own democratic society is
ﬂoors of Congress. John Warner, the be advised of some alarming ﬁgures. in better shape than the author’s DANIEL EMBREE
inﬂuential senator from Virginia, has Fuel efﬁciency decreases rapidly at PAIGE JONES editorial indicates. Lincolnshire, Ill.
asked his colleagues to reconsider rates higher than 60 mph. Every ad- Salem, Ore.
imposing a national speed limit of 55 ditional 5 mph above 60 is estimated to WHITNEY JONES
or 60 miles per hour. At lower speeds, cost motorists essentially another 30 Monmouth, Ore.
the Energy Department expects cars cents per gallon.
to operate at optimum efﬁciency. As a Hybrid vehicles that average around
result, drivers could expect to see fuel 38 miles per gallon can reach 50 mpg In response to the June 3 View-
levels upheld and prices at the pump when traveling at 55 mph. If that speed point, “Obama’s a traitor,” I have See more letters and discus-
reduced. This proposal is the ﬁrst jumps to 65, the efﬁciency in terms of only a few things to say. There is a bit of déjà vu in the sion on the expanded Readers’
nationwide strategy on oil conservation mpg drops dramatically to the low 30s. There are many more “legiti- recent buzz about homosexuality Forum at newsnet.byu.edu/
to emerge, and its ﬁgures are convinc- Driving slower is something we all mate excuse[s]” to oppose armed in The Daily Universe. The let- section.cfm/opinion.
ing. If Americans hope to avoid an even can do. It is an imperative step to take conf lict than just severe deficien-
greater fuel crisis, this strategy should and certainly one of which everyone is cies in training, manpower and
be adopted. capable. equipment. Get off your idealistic
In 1974, in response to an oil shortage Yet setting a national speed limit is high-horse and come back to real- ABOUT LETTERS
caused by the Arab oil embargo, Con- really only the ﬁrst step. As we all do ity: We can’t win this war.
gress set the national speed limit at 55 our small part to battle the fuel crisis,
mph. It was not repealed until 1995. In Congress is then allotted more time to KEN CLARK
that time, signiﬁcant strides were made consider long-term strategies. This is Springville
in terms of fuel preservation and lower an opportunity for Americans to save
pricing. Warner has cited studies show- gas, save money, and save lives. Never
ing that the national speed limit saved mind that Sammy Hagar couldn’t
167,000 barrels of oil a day. In a letter “drive 55(!)” in his 1985 hit single. We
to Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman, can, and we must. An editorialist such as the
Warner writes, “Given the signiﬁcant author of the July 3 “Obama’s a
increase in the number of vehicles on This piece was written by the edito- traitor” who attacks one’s patrio-
America’s highway system from 1974 to rial board of the Daily Iowan at the tism because he holds an opposing
2008, one could assume that the amount University of Iowa. view on foreign policy shows poor
Student recovering from accident
Long board crash leaves lacrosse player
with serious injuries, lack of taste, smell SPRINGVILLE — A 27-year-old Springville man called
police Saturday afternoon and claimed to have accidentally
shot himself. Police said the man was heavily intoxicated
when his .357 revolver discharged into his side.
order to relieve pressure and “We aren’t sure if he was trying to do a quick draw while
remove blood clots that threat- he was sitting down, but it didn’t go well,” Corporal Gary
BYU lacrosse player Jordan ened the young man’s life. Even Carter said.
McKensie doesn’t remember with the procedure, physicians The bullet hit the man in the side, striking mostly ﬂesh
much about what happened to weren’t optimistic about McK- nap each day. Doctors also told on the list of things that matter.
before passing through his body. Responding ofﬁcers no-
him June 14, but it’s a day he’s ensie’s chances, especially con- him a high-protein diet can What matters is Jordan getting
ticed marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the man’s home
likely never to forget. sidering two teens died from help heal his damaged brain. healthy,” Lamb said. “He prob-
while securing the scene. After obtaining a search warrant,
Sometime after 10 p.m., the similar injuries earlier this “I’ve always been pretty ac- ably shouldn’t have survived,
police returned to ﬁnd 11 guns, hundreds of rounds of am-
20-year-old drove his year. tive,” McKensie said. “I’m go- but he did. I think his life was
munition and several illegal ﬁreworks.
car to the top of Sev- Despite the grim ing nuts pretty much right now spared for some great things.”
“The man is a convicted felon, so possession of a ﬁrearm
en Peaks Boulevard prognosis, McKensie — I played mini-golf the other McKensie hopes to be well
is illegal,” Carter said. “He’ll be facing charges when he gets
and set off down the beat the odds and is day and it wore me out till I enough to send in mission papers
out of the hospital.”
hill on a friend’s long now recuperating wanted to just fall over.” by December and enroll in classes
The man lives near Springville Junior High School. Upon
board. After acceler- with his family in Full recovery could take as this fall, but doctors said there are release from the hospital, he’ll face charges of possession
ating to an estimat- Sandy, but it’ll take long as two years, but the fact no guarantees McKensie’s brain of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, possession of
ed speed of 35 mph, some time before he that McKensie is even alive will be ready for university cur- ﬁrearms by a restricted person and possession of illegal
McKensie hit a patch can pick up a lacrosse puts him ahead of schedule. riculum by September. ﬁreworks.
of gravel, lost control stick, hop on a long With enough attention to de- “I’m supposed to start read-
and ﬂew almost 20 board or even taste tail and hard work, he could be ing children’s books to slowly
feet from his board an ice cream cone. back in the gym in as little as get my brain back to where it
before skidding to a The accident left three months, one of his doc- was,” McKensie said. “It’s hard
stop near Belmont McKensie with chron- tors said. McKensie’s work eth- for me to comprehend college
Apartments. ic migraines, no sense of taste or ic and positive attitude may ul- reading right now. If I can go SMITHFIELD — Smithﬁeld’s police department is going
BYU student Kristi Dow and smell and no hearing in one ear. timately be as important to his back I might need tutors, but green.
her ﬁancé, Blake Jackson, saw “There’s a chance it’s per- recovery as medical expertise. we’ll have to see.” The department has added a hybrid patrol car to its ﬂeet
the crash on their way to a manent,” McKensie said. “The “He’s hilarious, and he loves Utah Valley Regional Medi- — a 2008 Saturn Vue complete with LED police light, audible
friend’s house and called 911. doctors aren’t sure yet, but it to have fun,” BYU lacrosse cal Center has treated four siren and mobile command capabilities.
“We asked him his name and might be.” coach Jason Lamb said. “He’s patients with serious long- Smithﬁeld Police Chief John McCoy says that while many
he couldn’t tell us anything,” Now McKensie, a self-de- one of the hardest workers in boarding injuries this year police department are adding hybrids to their ﬂeets, this is
Dow said. “He was bleeding out scribed ﬁtness nut and thrill the weight room. He took the compared to 15 in 2007. While the only known Saturn to be converted to a police vehicle.
of his ears and nose and then he seeker, spends most of the day time a lot of players don’t. There long-boarding accidents appear The car is assigned to the chief, who plans to use it for both
started throwing up. He ﬁnally off his feet. Any contact could were deﬁnitely good things on to be down slightly compared administrative and patrol work.
told us his name was Jordan.” cause his brain to swell, snap- the horizon for him.” to the ﬁrst half of 2007, hospi- City Manager Jim Gass says purchasing the Saturn was a
Emergency personnel rushed ping the nerves that regulate And there still are great tal ofﬁcials said they still see way for Smithﬁeld to experiment with adding fuel-efﬁcient
McKensie to Utah Valley Re- his breathing. McKensie said things on McKensie’s horizon, far too many patients injured cars to the city’s ﬂeet.
gional Medical Center, where he’s under strict orders to get Lamb said, though they may or without helmets.
surgeons had to remove a large plenty of sleep every night and may not be on a lacrosse ﬁeld.
piece of McKensie’s skull in to take at least one two-hour “Right now [lacrosse] is last email@example.com
SALT LAKE CITY — The former candidate who was
accused of offering a bribe to his opponent in the state trea-
surer’s race resigned his seat in the Legislature the night
before a House Ethics Committee hearing to investigate his
Institute wants State Rep. Mark Walker, R-Sandy, sent House Speaker
Jews to prepare
Greg Curtis his letter of resignation Sunday night, choosing
to end the legislative ethics investigation while maintaining
to rebuild temple his innocence.
The Ethics Committee was scheduled to convene Monday
morning to discuss allegations that Walker offered Richard
Ellis a hefty raise if Ellis agreed to quit the race and keep
his post as deputy treasurer.
JERUSALEM — In a stuffy
basement off an Old City alley-
way in Jerusalem, tailors us-
GREEN RIVER — The Utah Highway Patrol has identiﬁed
ing ancient texts as a blueprint
three Murray residents killed when an SUV towing a boat
have begun making a curious
rolled on Utah 24.
line of clothing they hope will
Trooper Cameron Roden says they were driver Darren J.
be worn by priests in a recon-
Westerﬁeld, 47, and stepchildren Tyler Keep, 15, and Alisa
structed Jewish Temple.
Keep, 7. Four others in the vehicle survived the crash Sun-
The project, run by a Jeru-
day and were taken to Castleview Hospital in Price. Roden
salem group called the Temple
said Monday two were in critical condition.
Institute, is part of an ideology
that advocates making practical
preparations for the rebuilding of
the ancient temple on a disputed
rectangle in Jerusalem sacred to SALT LAKE CITY — A man and three teenagers have been
both Jews and Muslims. arrested in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old girl, who
Jews call the site the Temple was hit while playing on the sidewalk in front of her home.
Mount and venerate it as their ho- Maria Del Carmen Menchaca was shot Sunday. Witnesses
liest place. The temple itself was told police multiple shots were ﬁred from a black sport
destroyed by Roman legions two on, were an elite group entrusted The ﬁrst member of the utility vehicle as it drove past the house in the Glendale
millennia ago. For the past 1,300 with the temple and its rituals, priestly class who came to be neighborhood.
years, the site has been home to such as sacriﬁcing animals and measured was Nachman Kaha- Investigators have recovered a gun they believe was used
Islam’s third-holiest shrine, the making other offerings to God. na, a local rabbi. He removed his in the shooting, police spokeswoman Jordan Smith said.
Noble Sanctuary, including the The memory of belonging to that black jacket, and tailor Aviad — Daily Universe staff and wire reports
golden Dome of the Rock and the class has been preserved by Jews Jaruﬁ, a small man in a white
Al-Aqsa Mosque. through the centuries. Their most robe and horn-rimmed glasses,
These conﬂicting claims lie at common family name is “Cohen,” took out his green measuring
the heart of the Israeli-Palestin- meaning priest. tape. The priestly garments
ian conﬂict, and past efforts to The Temple Institute and can’t be sold off the rack — Jew-
upset the status quo have erupted similarly minded believers think ish law speciﬁes that they must
into violence. those modern priests will soon 2,500 years ago, and the second be made to measure.
The Temple Institute has made have to resume the rituals of their was leveled by the Romans in Yisrael Ariel, the rabbi who
priestly garments in the past for ancestors in a rebuilt temple, and the year 70. Since then, the focus founded the Temple Institute,
display in the small museum it that by preparing their garments of the religion has changed dras- recited a traditional blessing,
runs in the Jewish Quarter, but they are bringing that day closer. tically, from a temple-centered thanking God for “keeping us
those were hand-sewn and cost “The light of God is coming ritual of animal sacriﬁce led by alive, and sustaining us, and en-
upward of $10,000 each. The in- back, and it’s happening before priests to a faith revolving around abling us to reach this time.”
stitute recently received rabbinic our eyes,” Glick said. By sewing individual study and piety taught Ariel, an expert on temple rit-
permission to begin using sewing garments for the temple priests, by rabbis. ual who was present as a soldier
machines for the ﬁrst time, bring- his institute is “continuing a pro- Most Orthodox Jews see the when Israel captured the Old
ing the cost down and allowing cess that was neglected for 2,000 rebuilding of the temple as a City from Jordan in 1967, is as-
them to produce dozens or hun- years,” he said. theoretical event to be under- sociated with the extreme ﬂank
dreds of garments, depending on The Temple Institute does not taken by God when the Jewish of Israel’s religious settlement
how many orders come in. advocate violent action and says people are deemed to deserve it movement. In the 1980s, he was
If you are a descendant of the its activities are purely educa- and Judaism has traditionally the No. 2 man on a virulently
Jewish priestly class, a full outﬁt, tional. But groups like the in- forbidden making practical anti-Arab parliamentary list
including an embroidered belt 32 stitute, however marginal, have preparations of this kind. that was eventually outlawed
cubits (48 feet) long, can be yours played on Muslim fears that But the small group in this for racism. Pool, Spa,
for about $800. Jews plan to destroy their holy basement, members of a hardline His institute is dedicated to FREE INTERNET, PHONE, AND CABLE TV
“Before, the clothes we made sites to pave the way for rebuild- fringe among Israel’s religious recreating the implements used
were to go on display. Now we’re ing the temple. nationalists, see that thinking as in the temple not only as a his-
engaged in the practical fulﬁll-
ment of the divine command-
Adnan Husseini, formerly the
top Muslim ofﬁcial at the site and
an excuse for inaction.
“From the moment we see
torical exercise but as a way to $125
prepare for its reconstruction
ment,” said Yehuda Glick, the now an adviser on Jerusalem af- we’re ready here, the clothes will and, if possible, to speed up the $249 $269
Temple Institute’s director, at fairs to Palestinian President be ready and the priests can get process. In its 20 years of exis-
a ceremony marking the work- Mahmoud Abbas, called the work to work when the time comes,” tence, the institute has recre-
shop’s opening last week. of such groups a “provocation.” said Hagai Barashi, an assistant ated a golden seven-branched
The thread, six-ply ﬂax, was “If they talk about building the tailor. He wore a Biblical-looking candelabra that cost $3 million, Sign up online at www.sparksapts.com
purchased in India, and the dia- third temple, what does it mean? robe, long sidelocks, and a pair of as well as harps, altars and con-
mond-patterned fabric was woven It means they will destroy the Is- Nike ﬂip-ﬂops. tainers for incense.
in Israel. The blue dye, which the lamic mosques,” Husseini said.
Bible calls “tchelet,” is made from
the secretions of a snail found in
the Mediterranean Sea, and the
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Study: Classroom Animal rights protesters torment scientists
ordinary tidiness, for a good
learning environment. Level
5 is unkempt neglect. BERKELEY, Calif. — In the
Bob Smith, a junior from hills above the University of
Classroom cleanliness af- Orem majoring in computer California’s Berkeley campus,
fects the ability of students science, was a janitor at an el- nine protesters gathered in
to learn, a BYU professor re- ementary school and was re- front of the home of a toxicology
ported in a recent national sponsible for making sure the professor, their faces covered
study titled “Cleanliness and school was clean. with scarves and hoods despite
Learning in Higher Educa- “It was our job to make the warm spring weather.
tion.” sure that yesterday’s broken One scrawled “killer” in
Jeffery L. Campbell, chair piñata didn’t get in the way chalk on the scientist’s door-
of the Facilities Management of today’s arithmetic,” Smith step, while another hurled in-
Department in the School of said. “After seeing some of sults through a bullhorn and
Technology, and Alan S. Big- those classrooms I can see announced, “Your neighbor
ger, Association of Physical how learning could have been kills animals!” Someone shat-
Plant Administrators of Uni- affected.” tered a window.
versities and Colleges presi- A majority, 80 percent, of Animal rights activists are
dent and director of facilities the students admitted they increasingly taking their rage
at Earlham College, complet- should be involved in keep- straight to scientists’ front doors.
ed the survey through the ing campus buildings clean. Over the past couple of years,
Center for Facilities Research Approximately 78 percent more and more researchers
at APPA and co-sponsored by reported that cleanliness has who experiment on animals
the International Sanitary an impact on their health. have been harassed and ter-
Supply Association. They said that a lack of rorized in their own homes,
APPA is a national asso- cleanliness affects allergies, with weapons that include ﬁre-
ciation that promotes leader- spreads germs, increases bombs, ﬂooding and acid.
ship in educational facilities bug and rodent infestations Scientists say the vandalism
and ISSA is the worldwide and promotes higher stress and intimidation threaten not
cleaning industry associa- levels. just themselves and their fami- ized more than 70 times in 2003, A Web site aimed at Berke- demonstrators with a garden
tion. They found a correla- The study has the potential lies but the future of medical re- up from just 10 the year before. ley lists the names of a dozen hose to drive them away.
tion between the cleanliness to help educational facilities search. Specialists in such ﬁelds The number of attacks has held researchers and their home, Many scientists are reluc-
of a school’s facilities and professionals create an envi- as addiction, eyesight and the ag- steady or risen ever since, ac- work and e-mail addresses, tant to discuss the effect these
students’ academic achieve- ronment conducive to learn- ing brain have been targeted. cording to the group. their photos, and often their incidents have had on biomedi-
ment. ing. “It used to be everyone was Activists say the escalation home numbers. The roster also cal research. They worry that
The research reveals that “This study presents new worried about their laboratories in tactics results from a frus- includes graphic descriptions any sign the attacks are suc-
cleanliness is ranked as the knowledge to help support being broken into and their data tration that nonviolent meth- of each scientist’s purported ceeding could just lead to more
fourth most important build- educational facilities profes- being destroyed, their animals ods have failed to stop what work with animals. of the same.
ing element to impact per- sionals in providing learning being taken away,” said Jeffrey they call the needless torture “This information is here so But at least one researcher
sonal learning. The top three spaces to students that will Kordower, head of the Society for and killing of animals. that others may pressure these decided the pressure was too
elements were noise, air tem- enhance academic achieve- Neuroscience’s animal research “An animal has as much of a individuals with legal protests much.
perature and lighting. ment and protect their over- committee. “What they’ve de- right to life as we do. To take a life ‚Äî we do not participate in or In 2006, activists began be-
Students responded say- all health,” Campbell said in cided to do now is make things without provocation is immoral, encourage illegal activity,” the sieging the homes of several
ing classrooms, libraries and a news release. more personal.” it’s violent, there’s no excuse for Web site says. UCLA professors. Masked pro-
personal study spaces are Another outcome of the Accompanying the attacks is it,” said Jacob Black, 23, an or- Despite that disclaimer, the testers converged on scientists’
the most effective learning study is the idea that it may increasingly tough talk from ganizer of demonstrations at the late May protest in the Berke- homes late at night, banging on
places. not be wise for learning- activists such as Dr. Jerry homes of UC Berkeley research- ley hills left a window of the doors, throwing ﬁrecrackers
Among the ﬁndings, Camp- establishments to cut costs Vlasak, a spokesman for the ers. “To name and shame these toxicology professor’s home and chanting, “We know where
bell and Bigger found that 88 by minimizing cleaning ser- Animal Liberation Front press people as morally bankrupt indi- shattered along with the win- you sleep,” according to court
percent of the almost 1,500 vices. ofﬁce. In an interview with The viduals in our society is key.” dow of a neighbor, who sprayed documents.
students surveyed said the “In this day and age when Associated Press, he said he
lack of cleanliness becomes a services are cut in order to is not encouraging anyone to
distraction at APPA’s Level 3, save dollars, this study shows commit murder, but “if you had
which is rated as casual inat- that cutting cleaning services to hurt somebody or intimidate
tention and Level 4, moderate could have a detrimental im- them or kill them, it would be
dinginess. pact on our primary custom- morally justiﬁable.”
Approximately 84 percent ers, the students,” Bigger said T he Wa sh i n g ton-ba s e d
of the students surveyed said in a news release. Foundation for Biomedical Re-
they desire APPA Level 1, or- search said researchers were
derly spotlessness, or Level 2, firstname.lastname@example.org harassed or otherwise victim-
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Former Olympic sports not so serious
some, uh, interesting events.
One was the dueling pistols at BYU sophomore Jade Bollinger has been named to the Na-
the 1906 Athens Summer Olym- tional Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar Team
If you’ve been swimming, pics. Despite the Wild West con- for women’s collegiate golfers.
you probably tried it at least notations, the participants didn’t Bollinger is one of 402 scholar-athletes at the Division I, II
once: dive into the water and actually shoot each other; they and III level to receive the prestigious award from the NGCA
see how far you can get without ﬁred upon mannequins dressed and one of 10 from the Mountain West Conference.
taking a stroke. Coast past 62 in frock coats with bull-eyes on A sophomore from Wellington, Fla., studying business
feet and you could have earned their chests. management, Bollinger currently maintains a 3.88 cumu-
a gold medal at the 1904 Olym- Running deer shoot, where par- lative GPA. As a freshman, she competed in 10 of BYU’s
pics. ticipants shot at moving cutouts 11 events and held an average stroke of 78.04. Her lowest
The tug-of-war you played of animals, was another worse- score on the year came in the third round of the UNLV
with friends at school? That than-it-sounds competition. Spring Rebel Invitational where she shot a two-under-par
could have been worth a po- For the authentic blood and 70. She also earned a second-place ﬁnish at the Weber
dium spot at six Games. A gym guts, you’d have to go back to State Wildcat Invitational.
class favorite like the rope the 1900 Paris Games and live
climb and a game that looked pigeon shooting. Nearly 300
like hopscotch — the standing birds were killed during the
hop, step, jump — also were release-and-shoot competition,
once medal events. leaving a mess of feathers and
Long before the corporate blood after an event that clearly The BYU Department of Athletics has hired two new em-
sponsorships and billion-dol- wouldn’t ﬂy today. ployees in Athletic Compliance. Chad Gwillam was named
lar television deals, the Olym- Less violent and perhaps more director of compliance, while Adam Sanft was hired as as-
pic Games were more like fun were some of the swimming sistant compliance coordinator.
games kids might play in the events. There was the diving Gwilliam replaces former compliance director Jim Kim-
backyard. Some of the events plunge — the aforementioned mel, who retired earlier this year.
may seem a bit strange — club coasting event — and an under- As director of compliance, Gwilliam will oversee all ath-
swinging, anyone? — but there water race, where swimmers letic adherence to NCAA rules and regulations for student-
was certainly a fun factor to the earned points based on how long athletes, coaches, employees and boosters at BYU.
early days of the Olympics. they could hold their breath and Gwilliam has more than ﬁve years experience working
“It’s was a different thing, how far they could get before with both NCAA compliance and BYU athletics.
kind of catch as catch can, coming up for air. He started working at BYU as an intern in the compli-
particularly the very early The swimming obstacle race ance ofﬁce, after which he worked as a part-time as-
days before it got formalized,” in 1900 was another unusual one, sistant. In 2003 he was hired as the full-time assistant
said David Wallechinsky, vice with swimmers climbing up and compliance coordinator, where he served until his recent
president of the International down a pole, then over and under hiring.
Society of Olympic Historians. and boats in the Seine River. Sure- Prior to coming to BYU, Sanft served as director of com-
“Eventually, as it got bigger, ly, some kid at the local swimming pliance for Utah Valley State College Athletics.
they had to take it a lot more pool made that one up. His responsibilities included directing all compliance and
serious.” “It was probably tremendous- student services affairs for student-athletes, coaches and
The ﬁrst few modern Olym- ly entertaining,” says Olympic staff.
pics, which started in Athens historian John Lucas. “It was
in 1896, were loosely organized. sort of like an X sport for the
There were no national teams amusement of the mob.”
— athletes could just sign up, Club swinging, held during
pay an entry fee and compete the 1904 and 1932 games, would
— and the host countries were certainly fall into that catego- The BYU Athletic Department has announced the hiring
allowed to pick what events been a political slant to the ish line by two ofﬁcials after col- ry. Like rhythmic gymnastics of Jordan Feinauer as video services coordinator.
were to be held. Olympics — St. Louis pulled a lapsing several times — and the with bowling pins or juggling As coordinator, Feinauer will oversee video department
That changed after World back-room deal to snatch the Nazi presence at the 1936 Berlin without letting go, club swing- personnel and the production of a variety of video content
War I, when the International 1904 Games from Chicago — Games helped increase media ing featured competitors whirl- for BYU athletics. He will be responsible for the creation and
Olympic Committee took over there wasn’t much worldwide at- interest, eventually turning the ing clubs around their bodies distribution of all live broadcasts and other programming
selection of the Olympic pro- tention paid to the early Games. Olympics into the ﬁnancial and in various patterns. The threat over the Internet in addition to overseeing in-game video
gram because Sweden wouldn’t A wild ﬁnish in the marathon political monster of today. of getting donked on the head production and video programming at Athletic Department
allow boxing at the 1912 Stock- at the 1908 Games — Italy’s Do- Before all that happened, like the Three Stooges would events.
holm Games. rando Pietri was disqualified though, the Olympics were a have been enough to get people Feinauer, from South Jordan, graduated from BYU in 2007
And while there has always for being helped across the ﬁn- more simple affair, ﬁlled with to watch. with a degree in broadcast journalism.
New leader takes yellow jersey
ning Saturday’s first stage.
Valverde ﬁnished in the main
pack of riders nearly two min-
utes back in 68th place.
NANTES, France — On a William Frischkorn of the
day that belonged to French United States ﬁnished second,
cycling, Romain Feillu fin- a fraction ahead of Feillu.
ished third to claim the yellow “I just lacked a bit of strength
jersey Monday while Samuel to get the stage win,” Feillu said.
Dumoulin won the third stage “But I got the leader’s jersey.”
of the Tour de France with a French stage wins and yel-
victory he hopes will heighten low jerseys have been a rarity
the sport’s image. at the Tour de France since
Dumoulin was the quickest Bernard Hinault won the last
in a group of four riders that of his ﬁve Tours in 1985.
broke away almost from the “We proved that we know
start of the 129-mile route from how to train; we are not worse
Saint-Malo to Nantes. They than the others,” Dumoulin
were left to wage a tight sprint said. “French riders deserve a
ﬁnish as others rolled behind. win on the Tour. I hope it will
“It is a dream come true,” said help improve the image of cy-
Dumoulin, who rides for the cling in France.”
French-owned Coﬁdis team. “It No French rider wore the yel-
is hours and hours of training, low jersey last year, and Cyril
braving the rain, the cold, the Dessel held it for just a day in
heat. It took a lot of sacriﬁce.” 2006. Thomas Voeckler had it for
Feillu was just beaten to the from Alejandro Valverde, the 10 days in 2004, but Lance Arm-
line and took the overall lead Spaniard who led since win- strong got it back on the way to his
sixth straight Tour triumph.
“I hope it will give young-
sters the desire to take up
cycling,” Feillu said. “It also
shows that we have a good
spirit. Samuel knew I wanted
the yellow jersey, and I wanted
him to win the stage. We were
Dumoulin had to pull out of
the 2004 Tour after crashing
into a dog. He has not forgotten
the canine encounter.
“It still bothers me,” he said.
“I am still nervous at the start
The breakaway group of
four led by nearly seven min-
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