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EDUC ATION            2                           HEALTH                    3
Career Services revamp-                           Frog Leg Pedometer Challenge
ing Major/Minor Fair.                             promotes health by counting
                                                  faculty and staff’s steps.
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WEATHER


Fort Worth prepares for below-freezing weather
By Jordan Daigle                     the road conditions to dete-          time to reach their destina-        “When it’s windy, it is mis-
Staff Reporter                       riorate early Tuesday morn-           tion.                               erable.”
                                     ing. Ice would most likely               “Really, if you don’t have          Teveris said he will most
   After a weekend of                become a problem on the               to drive [Tuesday morning],         likely enjoy a day off if there
spring-like weather, Fort            roads, he said, especially on         it would probably be better         is a snow day.
Worth is preparing for               bridges and overpasses.               not to,” Moore said. “Driv-            “I probably won’t drive
freezing temperatures after                                                ing in ice is not exactly the       because it is unsafe, and
a winter storm warning for                                                 easiest thing, especially           other Texans clearly can’t
                                     “We are expecting                     since we are not used to do-        drive in the snow,” he said.
Tuesday, according to the
National Weather Service.             a strong cold front                  ing it as much down here.”             Moore said Fort Worth
   “We are expecting a strong         to move through                         Shane Teveris, a junior          can expect to see some
cold front to move through            late Monday night,                   film-television-digital me-         freezing temperatures until
late Monday night, and it                                                  dia major from Hartford,            Friday.
will push temperatures to             and it will push                     Conn., said the cold weather           He also said Fort Worth
below freezing before day-            temperatures to be-                  would not really affect him.        would most likely have to
break,” said Jesse Moore, a           low freezing before                     “Back home it was 5 de-          wait until March to see
meteorologist from the Na-                                                 grees this morning, and             warmer weather again.
tional Weather Service.               day break.”                          they have like three feet of           According to the univer-
   Rain was expected Tues-                                                 snow on the ground,” he             sity’s website, students and
day morning and would                  Jesse Moore                         said. “So as long as I’m not        faculty members should
change to freezing rain and            National Weather Service            in that, I’m pretty happy.”         not to wait for winter storm
sleet by daybreak, Moore               Metrologist                            Senior FTDM major                information to come from                                        WILLIAM A. WEST / ASSOCIATED PRESS
said. Then it will most likely                                             Shayna Fawcett said she will        TCU Alert. The website              Ice forms on a shovel in North Kingsville, Ohio, Monday, Jan. 31,
change over to a mixture                                                   miss last weekend’s warm            suggests that students mon-         2011. A monster winter storm took aim at a third of the nation Mon-
of sleet and snow by late              He advised students to              weather.                            itor local news reports via         day, threatening to lay a potentially deadly path of heavy snow and
morning.                             take extra caution when                  “I do not like the cold          television, radio or the In-        ice from the Rockies to New England, followed by a wave of bitter,
   Moore said he expected            driving and allow for extra           weather,” Fawcett said.             ternet.                             bone-rattling cold that could affect tens of millions of people.




INTERNATIONAL

Support for Mubarak falls as
protest enters second week
By Hamza Hendawi and                 Mubarak and the people.               man — who was appointed
Maggie Michael                          The latest gesture by              by Mubarak only two days
Associated Press                     Mubarak aimed at defusing             earlier — went on state TV to
                                     the crisis fell flat. His top ally,   announce that the president
   Egypt’s military promised         the United States, roundly re-        had tasked him to immediately
Monday not to fire on any            jected his announcement of            begin dialogue with “political
peaceful protests and recog-         a new government Monday               forces” for constitutional and
nized “the legitimacy of the         that dropped his interior min-        legislative reforms.
people’s demands,” a sign army       ister, who heads police forces           Suleiman,      a     longtime
support for President Hosni          and was widely denounced by           Mubarak confidant, did not
Mubarak may be unraveling.           the protesters. The crowds in         say what the changes would
Protesters planned a major es-       the streets were equally unim-        entail or which groups the
calation, calling for a million      pressed.                              government would speak with.
people to take to the streets to                                           Opposition forces have long
push Mubarak out of power.           “It has to burn. It has               demanded a lifting of strict re-                                                                 LEFTERIS PITARAKIS / ASSOCIATED PRESS
   More than 10,000 people            to become ugly. We                   strictions on who is eligible to    A woman carrying a placard referring to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak attends a demonstration by
beat drums, played music                                                   run for president to allow a real   anti-government protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.
and chanted slogans in Tah-           have to take it to the               challenge to the ruling party,
rir Square, which has become          presidential palace.”                as well as measures to ensure       tions.                              demands.” He said the military      ning Monday, possibly an at-
ground zero of seven days of                                               elections are fair. A presiden-        The military statement, aired    “has not and will not use force     tempt by authorities to prevent
protests demanding the ouster          Khaled Bassyouny                    tial election is scheduled for      on state TV, was the strongest      against the public” and under-      residents of the provinces from
of the 82-year-old president           Internet Entrepreneur and           September.                          sign yet that the army was will-    lined that the “the freedom of      joining protests in the capital.
who has ruled with an authori-         Protester                              In Washington, White             ing to let the protests continue    peaceful expression is guaran-         A curfew was imposed for a
tarian hand for nearly three                                               House spokesman Robert              and even grow as long as they       teed for everyone.”                 fourth straight day — starting
decades.                                                                   Gibbs dismissed the naming          remain peaceful, even if that          He added the caveats, how-       an hour earlier at 3 p.m. Banks,
   With the organizers’ call-           “It’s almost the same govern-      of the new government, saying       leads to the fall of Mubarak. If    ever, that protesters should not    schools and the stock market
ing for a march by one million       ment, as if we are not here, as       the situation in Egypt calls for    the president, a former air force   commit “any act that destabi-       in Cairo were closed for the
people Tuesday, the vibe in the      if we are sheep,” sneered one         action, not appointments.           commander, loses the support        lizes security of the country” or   second working day, making
sprawling plaza — whose name         protester, Khaled Bassyouny,             The State Department said        of the military, it would likely    damage property.                    cash tight. An unprecedented
in Arabic means “Liberation”         a 30-year-old Internet entre-         Monday that a retired senior        be a fatal blow to his rule.           Looting that erupted over        complete shutdown of the In-
— was intensifying with the          preneur. He said it was time to       diplomat — former ambas-               For days, army tanks and         the weekend across the city         ternet was also in its fourth
feeling that the upheaval was        escalate the marches. “It has to      sador to Egypt Frank Wisner         troops have surrounded Tahrir       of around 18 million eased          day. Long lines formed outside
nearing a decisive point. “He        burn. It has to become ugly. We       — was now on the ground in          Square, keeping the protests        — but Egyptians endured an-         bakeries as people tried to re-
only needs a push,” was one of       have to take it to the presiden-      Cairo and will meet Egyptian        confined but doing nothing to       other day of the virtual halt to    plenish their stores of bread.
the most frequent chants, and        tial palace.”                         officials to urge them to em-       stop people from joining.           normal life that the crisis has        Cairo’s international airport
one leaflet circulated by some          Another concession came            brace broad economic and               Military spokesman Ismail        caused, raising fears of dam-       was a scene of chaos and con-
protesters said it was time for      later Monday night, when              political changes that can pave     Etman said the army realizes        age to the economy if the crisis    fusion as thousands of foreign-
the military to choose between       Vice President Omar Sulei-            the way for free and fair elec-     “the legitimacy of the people’s     drags on. Trains stopped run-       ers sought to flee the unrest.
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CAMPUS                                                                                                     ACADEMICS

‘Frog Leg’ challenge begins                                                                                Program aids in choosing major
By Brittany Turner                  lunch hour in the next few             The University Recreation       By Chelsea Katz                   certain majors.”                    have thought about other-
Staff Reporter                      weeks, you will see a lot of        Center initially oversaw the       Staff Reporter                       Brackett said she had been       wise. However, she hoped
                                    faculty and staff out walk-         competition, but the hu-                                             a pre-major freshman year           students understand how
  The Frog Leg Pedom-               ing.”                               man resources department              A new program called Ma-       and thought Major Quest             diverse a TCU degree is, she
eter Challenge, which began                                             took over the challenge two        jor Quest and the Minor Ad-       would have helped her while         said.
Monday, will provide a way                                              years ago when funding for         ventures will work to make        debating major choices.                “Hopefully this would give
to improve the overall health
                                    “It’s fun to see faculty            the pedometers became an           the search for a major and an        Beacham said majors              the opportunity for students
of TCU faculty and staff in          and staff out walk-                issue.                             eventual career a smoother        would be grouped together           to hear that you can pursue
a competitive and fun man-           ing. If you watch over                “In the first year, we          process.                          by areas of interest and would      your interests, relate that to a
ner, Susan Oakley, a human                                              bought pedometers for ev-                                            let students know the many          major and then ultimately a
                                     the lunch hour in                                                        According to the Center for
resources manager, said.                                                erybody. We had 1,200 par-         Academic Services website,        options available when decid-       career,” she said.
  Employees use pedome-              the next few weeks,                ticipants,” Kintigh said.          Major Quest is a free service     ing a major for themselves.
ters to track how many steps         you will see a lot of                 The pedometers cost             for students, and sessions will   Major Quest would also help
they take each day, and log                                             around $5 each, Kintigh                                                                                 What: Major Quest and the
                                     faculty and staff out                                                 be held every Wednesday.          inform students that there are
their results on the Employ-                                            said.                                 Bre Beacham, academic          many majors that can lead to       Minor Adventures Panel
ee Self Service website to           walking.”                             This year, human re-                                                                                 discussion with TCU seniors,
                                                                                                           adviser with the Center for       different careers, she said.
win prizes, Oakley said.                                                sources will split the cost of     Academic Services, said Ma-          “There’s a lot of different     faculty, staff and alumni
  Prizes have not yet been           Susan Oakley                       pedometers with the recre-         jor Quest will be in a panel      ways to get to where you want      When: Wed. 4 p.m.
announced, but will be               Human Resources Manager            ation center, Kintigh said.        format in which faculty, staff,   to go,” she said. “We really       Feb. 2 - March 9
awarded weekly beginning                                                   “We decided to adjust           alumni and senior students        want to encourage our stu-         Where: Brown-Lupton
March 7. Grand prizes will                                              the challenge a little bit and     will speak and answer ques-       dents to do what they love.”       University Union
be awarded shortly after the          Steve Kintigh, director of        that’s when human resourc-         tions about majors, minors           She said enjoying the job is
challenge ends March 13,            campus recreation said the          es decided to pick it up, and                                                                           Who: Open to all students
                                                                                                           and careers. The alumni, fac-     a valuable asset to all careers,
Oakley said.                        challenge began when for-           I think that’s been a great        ulty and staff panel members      so majoring in that area is
  Participants must com-            mer fitness director Trey           thing, Kintigh said. “We                                                                                Business - Feb. 2
                                                                                                           will also discuss their own ca-   where students would likely
plete a minimum of 60,000           Morrison came up with the           simply couldn’t sustain the        reer journeys.                    find the most success.             4 p.m. in the BLUU Auditorium
steps per week to be eligible       idea five years earlier.            budget at that level.”                Lauren Brackett, a junior         An Vo, a graduate student,      Arts/Media - Feb. 9
for the weekly prizes, she            “He took it and he ran               Kintigh also said in com-       math education major, said        said he thought Major Quest        4 p.m. in BLUU Ballroom 3301
said.                               with it,” Kintigh said. “He         parison to other schools           she might attend the program      would help students figure         Children/Families - Feb. 16
  Last year’s grand prizes          made it a huge event.”              TCU has high numbers of            to find out about job oppor-      out which career they would        4 p.m. in BLUU Ballroom 3301
consisted of Nintendo Wii             Kintigh said the challenge        participants, because the          tunities related to her ma-       like, which he felt was crucial.   Law/Government - Feb. 23
game systems from draw-             can get very competitive.           university provides the pe-        jor. She felt it would also be       “It’s very important for you    4 p.m. in BLUU Ballroom 3301
ings, Oakley said.                    “At one point the win-            dometers.                          helpful to find a connection      to get to know what you real-      Health - March 2
  “Its fun to see faculty and       ning person was walking                This year, the anticipated      between majors and minors,        ly want to do in your life and
staff out walking,” Oakley          20 miles each way to work,”         number of participants is                                                                               4 p.m. in BLUU Ballroom 3301
                                                                                                           she said.                         in your job,” Vo said. “The
said. “If you watch over the        Kintigh said.                       about 500, Kintigh said.                                                                                Science/Environment/Tech-
                                                                                                              “Maybe if they talked          important thing is you need
                                                                                                                                                                                nology - March 9
                                                                                                           about how many hours each         to educate students on how
                                                                                                           major was, and how possible       important [it is] that they se-    4 p.m. in the BLUU Auditorium
                                                                                                           it was to add minors on,” she     lect the right career for them.”
LEGAL                                                                                                      said. “Then how long they            Beacham said she hopes          For more information, contact


Federal judge declares Obama
                                                                                                           would take or what useful         students might discover            the Center for Academic Ser-
                                                                                                           minors would be to add on to      something they would not           vices at 817-257-7486.



health care bill unconstitutional
By Melissa Nelson                   eral court decisions so far on      issue during the first two years
Associated Press                    the health care law, mirroring      of his presidency, and was the
                                    enduring divisions among the        most successful push for uni-
   A federal                        public.                             versal health care after a cen-
judge ruled                            Two judges had previously        tury of attempts.
Monday                              upheld the law, both Demo-             Vinson ruled against the
that Presi-                         cratic appointees. A Republi-       overhaul on grounds that Con-
dent Barack                         can appointee in Virginia had       gress exceeded its authority by
O b a m a’s                         ruled against it.                   requiring nearly all Americans
sweeping                               The Justice Department           to carry health insurance, an
health care              Vinson     quickly announced it would          idea dating back to Republican
overhaul is                         appeal, and administration of-      proposals from the 1990s but
unconstitutional, the latest in     ficials declared that for now the   now almost universally reject-
a series of contradictory rul-      federal government and the          ed by conservatives.
ings that will likely need to be    states would proceed without           His ruling followed the same
resolved by the Supreme Court.      interruption to carry out the       general reasoning as one last
   Faced with a major legal set-    law.                                year from the federal judge in
back, the White House called           It seemed evident that           Virginia. But where the first
the ruling by U.S. District Judge   only the U.S. Supreme Court         judge’s ruling would strike
Roger Vinson — in a challenge       could deliver a final verdict on    down the insurance require-
to the law by 26 of the nation’s    Obama’s historic expansion of       ment and leave the rest of the
50 states — “a plain case of ju-    health insurance coverage.          law in place, Vinson took it
dicial overreaching.”                  Attorneys for the Obama          much farther, invalidating pro-
   That echoed language the         administration had argued that      visions that range from Medi-
judge had used to describe the      the states did not have standing    care discounts for seniors with
law as an example of Congress       to challenge the law and that       high prescription costs to a
overstepping its authority.         the case should be dismissed.       change that allows adult chil-
   The Florida judge’s ruling          Health care reform was           dren up to age 26 to remain on
produced an even split in fed-      Obama’s signature domestic          their parents’ coverage.
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                                 The Skiff View

  University should be
 more open about parking

P
           arking on campus can be an almost
           impossible task, but fines for park-
           ing illegally can be even worse. It’s a
           lose-lose.
  Each year, the university administration
fails to address, or even discuss, the concerns
over parking that constantly affect and annoy
students, faculty and staff.
  The only time any communication takes
place regarding parking is when the campus
community receives an e-mail informing it
that even fewer parking spaces will be avail-
able because of construction or other events.
  Many of the parking lots on the east side of
campus are constantly full, forcing drivers to
go to lots located blocks from the academic                                                                                                                                                                     Nate Beeler is an editorial cartoonist for The Washington Examiner.
buildings and then ride the shuttle bus closer
to classes. Many students, however, do not
know this resource is available, nor do they
know the shuttle routes and hours.
                                                                                      Spending could guard against future shocks
  In the past year, spaces have been lost due                                                                                                                  to spend, thus helping the economy in the                                                          three months.
to construction of the new Mary Wright Ad-                                                                                                                     short term.                                                                                           It is not good in the sense that many
                                                                                                                                                                  Not to mention that since saving and                                                            people will not make it on their own
mission Center, the Amon G. Carter Stadium                                                                                                                     investing have slim interest rates, many                                                           for long if they become unemployed,
renovation and, most recently, the con-                                                                                                                        people are deciding instead to pay off                                                             but with the nearly $1 trillion that has
                                                                                                                                                               credit cards and mortgages that charge                                                             been paid off since the recession started,
struction of a new building behind Beasley                                                                                                                     much higher rates. Over the two years,                                                             people can focus on those expenses
Hall for Brite Divinity School.                                                       Jack Enright                                                             ending in September 2010, U.S. con-                                                                and not be burdened nearly as much by
  If the university would simply be more                                                                                                                       sumers managed to eliminate nearly $1                                                              debt payments. Plus, should Americans
                                                                                                                                                               trillion of debt, making them less vulner-                                                         become unemployed, they are entitled to
transparent with its communication with stu-                                             Broke? So are many Americans, and of                                  able to any future credit shocks that may                                                          unemployment compensation for up to
                                                                                      those, many are turning to a historically
dents, less frustration would exist. If changes,                                      taboo source to break even: savings and
                                                                                                                                                               happen and preventing them from having                                                             99 weeks — almost two years, which gives
                                                                                                                                                               to continue to pay interest payments on                                                            workers more than enough time to find
such as creating more lots or constructing                                            investment accounts. Since this is the nest                              that debt, saving them billions.                                                                   a new job and which provides them with
a parking garage, are not feasible, students                                          egg for many individuals’ retirements                                       In light of that, it is not problematic                                                         cash to get by when they’re not earning a
                                                                                      and a source of funds for a rainy day,                                   that Americans have changed course the                                                             wage.
deserve to know why, otherwise, the resulting                                         withdrawing from it is discouraged unless                                past few years by not saving and investing                                                            Americans making net withdrawals
rift between the administration and students                                          absolutely necessary. So why are so many                                 like usual. The increased spending has                                                             from their nest eggs for the first time in
                                                                                      Americans choosing to do so?                                             helped the economy and paid off debt,                                                              over a half century is cause for alarm for
will fracture any potential headway that                                                 A recent article from The Wall Street                                 which mitigates the impacts of another                                                             some. But with the stimulation to the
could be made in addressing the problem.                                              Journal reported that Americans have                                     economic hit should it occur anytime                                                               economy and assistance in paying off
                                                                                      withdrawn a net $311 billion over the past                               soon. In particular, college students                                                              high-interest debt, it is something that
                News editor Katey Muldrow for the editorial board.                    two years. It was the first time in 57 years                             should see no need to change their habits                                                          should be celebrated, not mourned.
                                                                                      that Americans withdrew more money in                                    as a result of the increased spending and                                                             For college students, with a long way
                                                                                      one quarter from savings and investment                                  decreased saving by their elders.                                                                  to go in life, we can also take something
The Skiff View represents the collective opinion of the editorial board.              accounts than they put into them.                                           The article concluded by fretting over                                                          from this and realize that while saving
                                                                                         The decision of Americans to spend is                                 the lack of savings, which it said would be                                                        and investing are crucial in the long run,
EDITORIAL BOARD                                                                       largely influenced by the Federal Reserve’s                              detrimental to Americans should there be                                                           spending today can be a better alternative.
Libby Davis, Editor-in-Chief           Andrea Drusch, Web Editor
Mark Bell, Managing Editor             Rebecca Jeffrey, Associate Web Editor
                                                                                      efforts to stimulate the economy. It has                                 another recession. It mentioned a statistic
Ryne Sulier, Sports Editor             Matt Coffelt, Multimedia Editor                held interest rates near zero for more than                              that noted that only 35 percent of Ameri-                                                                            Jack Enright is a sophomore
Katey Muldrow, News Editor             Marshall Doig, Associate/Opinion Editor        two years, which makes saving practically                                cans have enough money in the piggy                                                                               economics and political science
Patrick Burns, News Editor
                                                                                      unprofitable and encourages Americans                                    bank for living expenses to last themselves                                                                          double major from Tomball.



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Regulation, caution should govern commercial marijuana use
                                          only. Legally then, the market for        ment to regulate the drug. Other              smuggling every year. Even with         and good practice, the strength of
                                          marijuana consists only of those          substances in this same category,             the highest recognized estimate of      business and the safety of marijuana
                                          with pressing need for care.              including cigarettes, receive tight           21,865 metric tons of total annual      users will advance the strength of
                                             Marketing marijuana products as        restrictions on marketing. FDA                supply, cross-border smuggling          American society and law.
                                          trendy and recreational is akin to        approval of hard-line warning labels          accounts for more than half of the
                                          promoting sleep aid medicine as an        on cigarette products last year af-           marijuana within the country.             Pearce Edwards is a sophomore political
                                                                                                                                                                             science and history double major from
                                          important part of every meal. There       firms this principle.                            While not an absolute reason
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Albuquerque, N.M.
Pearce Edwards                            is no legal justification to combine         Consumers must be fully aware              against marketing marijuana
                                          medicine with recreation or person-       of the psychological effects that             products, the expansion of the legal
                                          al necessity. Medicinal marketing         can bring about social harm. The              marijuana market must proceed
   The line between consumer safety       should focus on maintaining overall       “Brownie Law” passed by the Sen-              with extreme caution. Illegal
and consumer choice is a difficult        health and well-being, not develop-       ate last year essentially forbade the         foreign smugglers who obey
analysis for businesses and govern-       ing a relationship with a product.        marketing of drug-infused sweets.             no legal frameworks and pay
ment regulators alike. At what point                                                Marketing must remain honest to               no taxes offer a cheaper supply
does the use and promotion of a                                                     the essence of the product and its            than medicinal growers.
substance have a negative effect on       Due to potential harm to                  risks if societal harm is at stake. En-          Facilitating demand and
the “general welfare” of society the      non-users, it is in the interest          suring responsible business practice          increasing             supply
U.S. government upholds under the         of government to regulate                 ensures both fairer competition,              serves not to
Constitution?                                                                       development of more effective prod-           help the legal
   In the case of “Canna Cola,” for
                                          the drug.                                 ucts, and appropriate consumer use            domestic supply
which marketing firm Diavolo                                                        of potentially dangerous substances.          chain but to increase
Brands plans to market the THC-              Beyond medicine, momentum                 As an industry, the makers of              security risks to the
infused soda to Colorado con-             to legalize recreational marijuana        Canna Cola must exercise great care           United States and its
sumers under the state’s medical          use is building. On this level, the       in managing and overseeing their              Latin American
marijuana provision, the line bends       marketing for Canna Cola goes             supply chain. Beyond the intrinsic            allies. Honest busi-
too far from consumer safety. A           too far. While debates rage about         debates about marijuana’s medicinal           ness practice and
broadly-advertised soda containing        marijuana’s addictive potential, the      status and social harms, the circum-          government enforce-
an incapacitating substance ought         short term impacts of marijuana           stances of the drug’s origins and             ment must accompany a
to receive tighter oversight.             use include “impaired coordina-           distribution make its marketing and           growing marijuana market.
   The first dimension is the role        tion” and “distorted perceptions,”        use inadvisable.                                 Canna Cola’s campaign to
of marijuana as medicine. In 2001,        according to the National Institute          Drug Science, a marijuana ad-              promote a THC-infused soda
Colorado created a registry system        on Drug Abuse.                            vocacy group, concedes that up to             is harmful to the principles of
for marijuana that was legalized and         Due to potential harm to non-          10,889 metric tons of marijuana ar-           medicine, social utility and national
regulated for medicinal purposes          users, it is in the interest of govern-   rive in the United States via foreign         security. With careful regulation
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Tough balancing act for Obama on Egypt
Associated Press                  challenged by a massive             Administration officials      the most likely democratic
                                  mismatch in the percep-          wouldn’t say.                    alternatives.
   President Barack Obama         tion and reality of its power.      “The Egyptian govern-            That doesn’t mean it won’t
tried to win over Egyptians       Despite spending billions in     ment can’t reshuffle the deck    try.
enraged by their autocratic       Egypt to establish a bulwark     and then stand pat,” State          The White House is
ruler and assure an essential     of American influence in         Department spokesman P.J.        reviewing the $1.5 billion
ally that the U.S. stood by it.   the Middle East, the U.S. has    Crowley said Saturday, add-      in annual aid to Egypt, an
   His four-minute speech         little capacity to determine     ing that Mubarak’s “words        unsubtle warning that it still
from the White House on           whether the 82-year-old          pledging reform must be fol-     has some pull with Cairo.
Friday evening was a bal-         Mubarak weathers the pro-        lowed by action.”                   The State Department
ancing act. He had much to        tests or is toppled, analysts       Was it a start when           issued an unusual warning
lose in the chaos engulfing       and past administration          Mubarak named a vice             to Americans to avoid all
Egypt, where protesters are       officials say.                   president for the first time     but essential travel to Egypt
demanding that Egyptian              Mubarak sacked his Cabi-      since coming to power            at the height of the winter
President Hosni Mubarak           net and promised reforms         nearly 30 years ago? There       tourism season.
step down from a govern-          to try to quell the protests.    was no immediate word               After spending billions
ment violently clinging to its    He defended the crackdown,       from Washington.                 backing its few Arab friends,
three-decade grip on power.       in which at least 62 people         The U.S. can do little to     the U.S. has damaged cred-
   “The United States will        have died.                       control or direct the anger      ibility in the Arab world,
continue to stand up for the         After Mubarak’s televised     in the Arab world unleashed      leaving a narrow space for
rights of the Egyptian people     appearance, Obama spoke          two weeks ago when Tunisia       Washington policymakers.
and work with their govern-       from the White House. He         drove out its longtime ruler.       Without a bold statement
ment in pursuit of a future       didn’t endorse a new Egyp-       Yet the U.S. can do severe       of solidarity, it’s tough to
that is more just, more free      tian rule. Nor did he say        harm to its own interests by     see how the United States
and more hopeful,” Obama          Mubarak’s announcement           coming out too forcefully        will gain the sympathy of
said.                             was insufficient. Rather, he     for or against the uprising.     Egyptian protesters fighting
   He gave no ultimatum,          said he told Mubarak to take        Washington’s perceived        a security apparatus that has
made no specific demand.          “concrete steps” to expand       ability to pick and choose       worked closely with Ameri-
Mubarak, he said, had             rights.                          governments is limited to        can counterparts and may
a “responsibility to give            Should Mubarak step           a very few places. It does       be using U.S. equipment to
meaning” to his pledges of        down? Announce that he           not wield that power in the      repress them.
better democracy and more         won’t run again? Time to         Middle East, where Islamic
economic opportunity.             scrap emergency laws in          parties completely opposed         Bradley Klapper covers foreign af-
   The U.S. response is           place since 1981?                to the United States are often         fairs for The Associated Press.
6      Tuesday, February 1, 2011 www.dailyskiff.com

FORT WORTH


Large crowds expected with Steelers, fans in town
                                                                                                                                                 By Andrea Drusch                     “They are not releasing
                                                                                                                                                 The 109                            their schedule to us of when
                                                                                                                                                                                    they’re coming and going
                                                                                                                                                    Nearly 75,000 visitors are      purposefully for that reason,”
                                                                                                                                                 expected to flock to Fort          he said.
                                                                                                                                                 Worth for the Super Bowl,            Auth said one of the rea-
                                                                                                                                                 but the Convention & Visi-         sons the hotel was a good
                                                                                                                                                 tors Bureau hopes that won’t       match for the team was be-
                                                                                                                                                 keep city residents from join-     cause the meeting rooms
                                                                                                                                                 ing the celebration since the      were all located upstairs on
                                                                                                                                                 Pittsburgh Steelers came to        the second floor, making it
                                                                                                                                                 town.                              easier for security to block
                                                                                                                                                    Kelly Campbell, vice presi-     off.
                                                                                                                                                 dent of marketing communi-
                                                                                                                                                 cations for the bureau, said       “We have five outlets
                                                                                                                                                 parking and dining down-           on the ground floor
                                                                                                                                                 town should not be a prob-
                                                                                                                                                 lem for Fort Worth residents.      and a Kimbell gift
                                                                                                                                                    “We want our locals to en-      store that are open to
                                                                                                                                                 joy this experience,” she said.    the public, and as the
                                                                                                                                                 “All of the restaurants and
                                                                                                                                                 bars and stores are prepared       team comes and goes
                                                                                                                                                 for all the visitors as well as    you may get a glimpse
                                                                                                                                                 our locals. It’s really a chance   of them.”
                                                                                                                                                 for everyone to be a part of
                                                                                                                                                 this once-in-a-lifetime expe-
                                                                                                                                                                                    Larry Auth
                                                                                                                                                 rience.”                           Director of Sales and Marketing
                                                                                                                                                    Campbell said the size of
                                                                                                                                                 the crowd was not out of the
                                                                                                                                                 ordinary for the city.                Auth said the Omni had
                                                                                                                                                    “Main Street Fort Worth         hosted four NFL teams al-
                                                                                                                                                 Arts Festival alone probably       ready this season and during
                                                                                                                           ASSOCIATED PRESS      draws the same if not more         the preseason, including the
A worker, top right, is seen inside the Omni Dallas Hotel looking down at an unfinished glass vinyl coating of Pittsburgh Steelers’ Troy Pola-   numbers than what we’re            Chicago Bears, New Orleans
malu in Dallas, Saturday Jan. 29, 2011. The Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers in the NFL’s Super Bowl XLV football game at Cowboys        anticipating downtown to be        Saints, Miami Dolphins and
Stadium, Feb. 6, in Arlington, Texas.                                                                                                            like during the Super Bowl,        Oakland Raiders, all as op-
                                                                                                                                                 so we’re used to accommo-          ponents of the Dallas Cow-
                                                                                                                                                 dating these large events,”        boys. None of the teams,
                                                                                                                                                 she said.                          however, had rented out the
                                                                                                                                                    The festival usually draws      entire hotel like the Super
                                                                                                                                                 about 400,000 people to the        Bowl did.
                                                                                                                                                 downtown area over four               Players, friends, family
                                                                                                                                                 days, she said.                    and staff of the team will take
                                                                                                                                                    Among the downtown              up all 614 rooms at the hotel.
                                                                                                                                                 businesses preparing for Su-          “[The other teams] didn’t
                                                                                                                                                 per Bowl fans are the restau-      have as big of an entourage as
                                                                                                                                                 rants in the Omni Hotel.           the Super Bowl will,” he said.
                                                                                                                                                    The Omni, host of the              According to fortworth.
                                                                                                                                                 AFC champion Steelers,             com, parts of Houston, 12th
                                                                                                                                                 will keep its lobby and res-       and 14th Streets surrounding
                                                                                                                                                 taurants open to the public        the Omni have been periodi-
                                                                                                                                                 throughout the team’s stay,        cally shut down since Jan. 31,
                                                                                                                                                 Larry Auth, director of sales      but the hotel’s parking garage
                                                                                                                                                 and marketing, said.               will remain open from the
                                                                                                                                                    The hotel’s guest room          Throckmorton Street en-
                                                                                                                                                 floors and meeting spaces          trance.
                                                                                                                                                 are booked exclusively by             Campbell said that once
                                                                                                                                                 the Steelers and closed to the     guests parked, the city’s free
                                                                                                                                                 public, but the ground-level       shuttle bus will be available
                                                                                                                                                 floor will be open for people      to take them from place
                                                                                                                                                 to come and go and be part         to place. Molly the Trolley
                                                                                                                                                 of the hotel, Auth said.           will run between Sundance
                                                                                                                                                    “We have five outlets on        Square, the Fort Worth
                                                                                                                                                 the ground floor and a Kim-        Stockyards and the Cultural
                                                                                                                                                 bell gift store that are open to   District, with stops including
                                                                                                                                                 the public, and as the team        the Intermodal Transporta-
                                                                                                                                                 comes and goes you may get         tion Center to pick up pas-
                                                                                                                                                 a glimpse of them,” he said.       sengers arriving on the TRE.
                                                                                                                                                 “We are anticipating a lot of         “Once you’re parked, there
                                                                                                                                                 folks in and out of the build-     really isn’t any need to drive
                                                                                                                                                 ing.”                              from place to place,” she said.
                                                                                                                                                    While the lobby is open
                                                                                                                                                 for fans to star-watch, Auth
                                                                                                                                                 said no plans had been made
                                                                                                                                                                                      The 109 is a product of students
                                                                                                                                                 for the Steelers to sign au-           of the TCU Schieffer School of
                                                                                                                                                 tographs or take pictures                  Journalism. To read more,
                                                                                                                                                 downstairs in the hotel.                             visit the109.org.
                                                                                                                                                                 www.dailyskiff.com Tuesday, February 1, 2011   7
NATIONAL

NYC mayor conducts gun-sale sting in Arizona in push for tougher laws
By Samantha Gross                  math of the shooting Jan. 8           on Jan. 23 issued a statement      roads of the West Gun Shows.       gerous loopholes in the law.      agent for the Bureau of Alco-
Associated Press                   that killed six people and criti-     Monday saying all exhibitors       “These forays into America’s       Last week, Sen. Frank Lauten-     hol, Tobacco, Firearms and
                                   cally wounded Rep. Gabrielle          at its shows are required to       heartland committing blatant       berg, D-N.J., proposed federal    Explosives, where he was in
   Weeks after the shooting in     Giffords, the mayor was ques-         follow state and federal gun       acts to entrap otherwise inno-     legislation that would require    charge of the Nashville divi-
Tucson, sellers at an Arizona      tioned about the time and             laws.                              cent gun owners is an unlaw-       background checks for all fire-   sion, said he didn’t believe the
gun show allowed undercover        place of his hidden-camera in-                                           ful scheme that is created by      arm purchases at gun shows.       sales described by the mayor
investigators hired by New         vestigation, a $100,000 opera-        “After Tucson, you                 Bloomberg’s task force.”              Jim Cavanaugh, a retired       were, in fact, illegal.
York City to buy semiauto-         tion conducted almost clear                                                 The private investigators,
matic pistols even after they      across the country.
                                                                          would think that                  wearing concealed video cam-
said they probably couldn’t           “Let me get this straight:          people, particu-                  eras, were sold the 9 mm guns
pass a background check,           From New York City, they are           larly at a gun show               even after telling two separate
Mayor Michael Bloomberg            going to send people to Arizo-                                           sellers they probably couldn’t
said Monday.                       na to look into this?” said state      in Arizona, would                 pass background checks.
   “After Tucson, you would        Sen. Ron Gould, a Republi-             have been much                       While many sellers at gun
think that people, particular-     can. “They might take a look a         more careful in en-               shows are not required under
ly at a gun show in Arizona,       little closer to home if they are                                        federal law to perform back-
would have been much more          concerned about guns getting           forcing the law.”                 ground checks, it is illegal for
careful in enforcing the law,”     in their state.”                                                         them to sell a weapon if they
he said. “That unfortunately          Meanwhile,       Democratic         Michael Bloomberg                 have reason to believe the
in some cases wasn’t the case.”    Arizona state Sen. Steve Gal-          NYC Mayor                         buyer wouldn’t be able to pass
   Bloomberg has autho-            lardo introduced a bill Mon-                                             one, the mayor said.
rized similar sting operations     day to require background                “Mayor Bloomberg and his           The mayor said that with-
around the country as part         checks for all sales at gun           ‘task force’ have no legal au-     out mandatory background
of a push for tougher federal      shows.                                thority in the state of Arizona,   checks, gun shows had be-                                       EDWARD REED / ASSOCIATED PRESS
laws to help keep guns off the        The operators of the Phoe-         or in any other place in Amer-     come “magnets for criminals,”      This photo provided by the New York NYC Mayor’s Office shows
streets of New York.               nix gun show where the in-            ica except New York City,” said    and called for federal action to   Mayor Michael Bloomberg showing an undercover video at City
   But in the sensitive after-     vestigators made their buys           the statement from the Cross-      close what he said were dan-       Hall in New York, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.




TRANSPORTATION


TSA chief: Airports will
not hire private screeners
By Kyle Hightower                 roughly 460 commercial               tigation and review of this
Associated Press                  airports have done so.               matter.”
                                    Mica, chairman of the                 The American Federation
   The Transportation Se-         Transportation and In-               of Government Employees,
curity Administration said        frastructure    Committee,           the nation’s largest federal
it will not hire private con-     vowed to fight TSA’s deci-           employee union, praised
tractors to screen airline        sion.                                Pistole’s decision.
passengers, despite calls                                                 “The nation is secure in
from a powerful Florida           “The nation is secure                the sense that the safety of
congressman to do so and                                               our skies will not be left in
passenger complaints about
                                   in the sense that                   the hands of the lowest-bid-
federal screeners.                 the safety of our                   der contractor, as it was be-
   TSA Administrator John          skies will not be                   fore 9/11,” AFGE National
Pistole said in a memo to                                              President John Gage said in
                                   left in the hands of                a statement.
his employees late Friday
that the federal agency will       the lowest-bidder                      Many of the companies
keep private contractors at        contractor, as it was               that could have gained new
16 U.S. airports, but will         before 9/11.”                       business with privatization
not use them anywhere else                                             of airport security have
unless a clear advantage                                               also contributed to Mica’s
emerges.                           John Gage                           campaign coffers. An As-
                                   AFGE National President
   Pistole’s memo comes                                                sociated Press analysis in
two months after Flori-                                                November of contributions
da Republican Rep. John                                                over the past 13 years found
Mica wrote to the country’s         “The agency should con-            that Mica has received al-
busiest airports and asked        centrate on cutting some             most $81,000 in campaign
them to use private secu-         of the more than 3,700 ad-           donations from political ac-
rity guards. Mica’s request       ministrative personnel in            tion committees and execu-
came as the issue of airport      Washington who concocted             tive connected to some of
security intensified, with        this decision, and reduce            the private contractors cur-
passengers uneasy over            the army of TSA employees            rently at U.S. airports.
full-body scans and a more        that has ballooned to more              Although some of the do-
intrusive style of pat-down       than 62,000,” he said in a           nations came before those
searches.                         statement. “Nearly every             companies won government
   Since the TSA was cre-         positive security innovation         contracts and Mica spokes-
ated after 9/11, federal law      since the beginning of TSA           man Justin Harclerode has
has allowed airports the op-      has come from the contrac-           said those contributions
tion of using private screen-     tor screening program. I in-         never improperly influ-
ers. But few of the nation’s      tend to launch a full inves-         enced the congressman.
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    WEIRD
                                                                    three black car tires for            hoping to slip away on 62     South Africa’s ANC de-        integrity.”
                                                                    buttons, an orange and               snow tubes stolen from a                                       The fish-on-flesh ques-
                                        NEWS                        white traffic cone for a
                                                                    nose and part of an old
                                                                                                         southwestern Pennsylva-
                                                                                                         nia ski resort.
                                                                                                                                       plores ... sushi on models?

                                                                                                                                         JOHANNESBURG (AP)
                                                                                                                                                                     tion has raged in South
                                                                                                                                                                     African media in recent
                                                                    pool for a top hat.                    Police in Somerset say      — South Africa’s govern-      months following reports
    Associated Press                  building huge snowmen           The mammoth snow-                  the tubes were stolen from    ing party has pronounced:     of the practice at parties of
                                      several years ago as some-    man is a local attraction,           a shed at the snow tubing     eating sushi off the body     wealthy businessmen and
    Big Frosty: Upstate NY            thing fun for his family      especially for children              park at the Hidden Valley     of a model in a bikini is     socialites. Earlier Monday,
    man builds 35-ft. snow-           and friends to do after the   who like to get their pic-           Resort in Jefferson Town-     politically incorrect.        Johannesburg newspapers
    man                               holidays. Last year, his      tures taken standing in              ship, near Somerset. That’s     A Monday statement          reported the head of the
                                      snowman topped out at 25      front of it.                         about 65 miles southeast      from African National         ANC’s powerful youth
      CHAMPION,         N.Y.          feet.                                                              of Pittsburgh.                Congress secretary gen-       league had attended such
    (AP) — A northern New               This year, Frosty stands    Dozens of tubes stolen                 Police say someone stole    eral Gwede Mantashe is        a party over the weekend.
    York man has topped his           35 feet high just off Route   from W. Pa. snow resort              the tubes between Tuesday     unequivocal: “This act is        Mantashe adds: “The
    own record by building a          126 in the Jefferson Coun-                                         and Saturday.                 anti-ANC and anti-revo-       ANC is not into night-
    35-foot, top hat-wearing          ty town of Champion, 70         SOMERSET, Pa. (AP)                   The shed is near the re-    lutionary. This act is de-    clubs or partying, but it
    snowman on his property.          miles north of Syracuse.      — State police say a thief           sort’s Black Diamond Res-     famatory, insensitive and     is a revolutionary move-
      Vern Scoville started             The snowman sports          or thieves are apparently            taurant.                      undermining of woman’s        ment.”




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NATIONAL                                             NEWS
Associated Press                    local law enforcement agen-         287(g) program — named for
                                    cies, particularly in the South-    the section of federal law gov-
Consumer spending up in             east, are turning over illegal      erning it — overseen by U.S.
December as well as in 2010         immigrants who commit even          Immigration and Customs En-
                                    minor offenses to federal au-       forcement. The U.S. Homeland
   WASHINGTON (AP) —                thorities for deportation, while    Security Department, which
Americans spent at the fastest      others are focused on deport-       includes ICE, in 2009 wrote
pace in three years in 2010,        ing more violent criminals,         new contracts for the local-
boosted by a strong finish in       according to a report released      federal partnerships and issued
December.                           Monday.                             new guidelines telling local of-
   Consumer spending rose 0.7          The report by the Migration      ficers to focus primarily on il-
percent in December, the sixth      Policy Institute, a Washington-     legal immigrants charged with
  straight monthly increase, the    based nonpartisan think tank,       crimes like rape, murder, rob-
  Commerce Department re-           said conflicting messages from      bery or drug offenses.
  ported Monday. Households         the U.S. government and local          But top U.S. government of-
saw their incomes rise 0.4 per-     political pressure may account      ficials — who have said the pro-
cent, the same as November.         for the discrepancy.                gram that is in place in 71 juris-
   For all of 2010, consumers          The study, which examined        dictions nationwide can also be
boosted spending 3.5 percent.       a program that allows par-          useful for deporting illegal im-
That was the best performance       ticipating local agencies to en-    migrants when resources allow
since a 5.2 percent rise in 2007,   force federal immigration law,      — offer a conflicting message,
before the recession began.         found that several agencies in      the report said.
   The government reported          the Southeast were turning             ICE spokeswoman Gillian
Friday that consumer spending       over every illegal immigrant        Brigham said in an e-mail that
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ASSOCIATED PRESS
rose at a 4.4 percent rate in the   taken into custody. An influx       the study affirmed the way ICE
final three months of 2010 —                                                                                   Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator in charge of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, BP’s com-
                                    of immigrants in the gener-         enforces immigration law, but
                                                                                                               pensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims, speaks during a town hall meeting in Bay St. Louis, Miss on
the most since 2006 and help-       ally conservative region has        that it underestimated the value
                                                                                                               Jan. 10.
ing retailers to the best holiday   heightened political tension,       of deporting people accused of
shopping season in that time.       the report said. North Caro-        drunken driving, domestic vio-         thousands of people and busi-       and businesses have received       but the fund’s administra-
   Economists expect a cut in       lina, Georgia, Tennessee and        lence and other misdemeanors           nesses waiting for checks, re-      while they wait for their own      tor, Washington lawyer Ken-
Social Security taxes will lift     South Carolina were in the top      that affect public safety.             cords show, and that $10 mil-       final settlements.                 neth Feinberg, has said those
January’s spending and in-          six in terms of growth rates of                                            lion payout went to a company          The Gulf Coast Claims Fa-       checks won’t start rolling out
comes even further that last        foreign-born populations from       So far, only 1 claim of 91,000         after the oil giant intervened on   cility was set up in August to     until February at the earli-
month.                              1990 to 2009.                       settled by BP                          its behalf.                         independently administer BP’s      est. Thousands of people have
                                       “This regional pattern re-                                                 BP won’t identify the busi-      $20 billion compensation fund      received some money to tide
Enforcement of immigration          flects common political pres-         OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.                 ness, citing confidentiality, but   in the aftermath of its April 20   them over until a final settle-
laws not consistent, report         sures that stem from rapid de-      (AP) — BP’s compensation               acknowledges it lobbied for         oil well blowout off Louisiana.    ment amount is offered, but
says                                mographic change,” the report       fund for Gulf oil spill victims        the settlement. The amount far         As of this weekend, roughly     only one business listed as paid
                                    said.                               has issued a final settlement          exceeds smaller stop-gap pay-       91,000 people and businesses       on the facility’s website has so
  ATLANTA (AP) — Some                  The study focused on the         payment to just one of the             ments that some individuals         had filed for final settlements,   far received a check.




TEXAS                               NEWS
Associated Press                       Sanborn acquired the dis-       tioned that he may ultimately         massive hit in early drafts of
                                    tinction Nov. 4 upon the death     request an even later date.           the next two-year state bud-
Texan cited as world’s oldest       of a French nun, Eugenie              State prosecutors requested        get, as the state faces a revenue
person dead at 114                  Blanchard, on the French Ca-       that Jeffs stand trial before the     shortfall of at least $15 billion.
                                    ribbean island of St. Barts. She   end of the year.                      Adhering to promises of no
   JACKSONVILLE,           Texas    was 114.                              Jeffs, 55, arrived in a West       tax increases and no money
(AP) — An East Texas woman                                             Texas courtroom with promi-           from the Rainy Day Fund, the
cited as the world’s oldest per-    Trial postponed again for          nent Fort Worth, Texas, at-           revenue was mainly made up
son has died at the age of 114.     polygamist leader Jeffs            torney Jeff Kearney, who told         with about $14 billion in cuts
   Patricia Ellis of Boren-Con-                                        state District Judge Barbara          to state programs in the pro-
ner Funeral Home of Jackson-           SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP)          Walther about others describ-         posals.
ville says Eunice G. Sanborn        — Polygamist sect leader War-      ing to him boxes of evidence             Proposed cuts so far include
of Jacksonville died Monday         ren Jeffs won’t stand trial in     that, if stacked floor to ceiling,    almost $5 billion to public
morning at her home.                Texas until at least July after    could practically fill the court-     education and do not pay for
   A message left with San-         hiring a new lawyer, who ar-       room.                                 an estimated 160,000 new stu-
born’s caretaker, David French,     gued Monday that the “awe-                                               dents who are expected to en-
was not returned Monday.            some” amount of evidence in        Texas superintendents seek to         roll in public schools over the
   The Los Angeles-based            the criminal case is too volu-     save schools budgets                  next two years.
Gerontology Research Group          minous to prepare a defense                                                 “Gutting education funding
in Los Angeles listed Sanborn       anytime soon.                         AUSTIN, Texas (AP) —               in a state that grows by over
as the world’s oldest person,          A judge agreed and post-        Dozens of school superinten-          85,000 students a year where
based on data from the 1900         poned Jeffs’ trial on charges of   dents gathered Monday in              nearly 60 percent of those chil-
census. Robert Young of the         having sex with two children       Austin to decry proposed bud-         dren come from poverty is cer-
group said the title now passes     at the Yearning for Zion ranch     get cuts that they say would          tainly detrimental to the future
to 114-year-old Besse Cooper        for a second time. The trial was   devastate the quality of educa-       of this state,” said John Folks,
of Monroe, Ga., who is 114          moved from February to July        tion Texas children receive.          superintendent of San Anto-
years and five months old.          25, and Jeffs’ new attorney cau-      Education would take a             nio’s Northside school district.
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                                                                                                             SPORTS
TENNIS                                                                                                                   EQUESTRIAN

Frogs can’t get past St. Mary’s                                                                                          Equestrian dominates Delaware St.
By Caitlin Cockerline                      of North Texas, but the tour-           according to gofrogs.com.             By Landon Haaf                  mance with a victory in         the weekend. One of TCU’s
Staff Reporter                             nament was suspended due to                 The tournament was sched-         Staff Reporter                  Reining. Freshman Devin         horses suffered a life-ending
                                           rain.                                   uled to continue on Sunday                                            Spencer and seniors Kelly       injury during practice over
   TCU battled St. Mary’s Col-                The match began on Satur-            morning, but the rain prevented          The No. 5 Horned Frogs       Morris and Kelsey Huffman       the weekend.
lege in the first round of the ITA         day and was called off while            it. A rematch could be played,        dominated at October Hill       earned points for TCU.             The Frogs are off to an
Kickoff Weekend on Friday in               North Texas was winning 2-1             but the exact date and time are       Farm in Sunday’s match             The win bumped Huff-         impressive 4-0 start this
Berkeley, Calif. Junior Gaby               against TCU.                            yet to be decided.                    against Delaware State.         man’s season record to 3-0      season. They return to ac-
Mastromarino and freshman                     Both teams won a singles                 The match will start at 0-0          Three Frogs earned MVP       in Reining.                     tion Friday night against
Olivia Smith both won their                point and North Texas had won           instead of where it left off, Mas-    accolades in the convinc-          The win against DSU          Baylor. The match is set to
singles matches. It came down              a doubles point.                        tromarino said. The Horned
                                              Mastromarino said she won            Frogs still have a positive out-      ing 15-5 victory. TCU out-      came after a tragedy suf-       begin at 6 p.m. at the Fort
to the match between junior
Shalini Sahoo and St. Mary’s               the singles point for TCU and           look for future matches since         scored the Hornets 1,550.5-     fered during practice over      Worth Stock Show.
Claire Soper, and Sahoo lost               that the Frogs competed well            it is still early on in the season,   1,428.5.
6-0, 2-6, 6-4, and TCU lost 4-3            despite their tough opponents.          Mastromarino said.                       Senior Jessica Hagen
overall.                                      Three of the four singles                TCU will have its next official   was one of the riders given
   TCU played in a consolation             matches were in their third sets        scheduled match at Texas A&M          MVP honors, putting forth
match against the University               when officials called the match,        at 1 p.m. Feb. 12.                    a strong effort in Equitation
                                                                                                                         on the Flat.
                                                                                                                            Hagen posted a 94-72
                                             Saint Mary’s Match Results
                                                                                                                         win over DSU’s Kayla Blair.
                       Singles competition                                    Doubles competition                        The MVP accolades are the
                                                                                                                         eighth of Hagen’s career at
      1. #87 Alex Poorta (SMC) def. Katariina                   1. Federica Denti/Katariina Tuohimaa (TCU) def.          TCU.
      Tuohimaa (TCU) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)
      2. Catherine Isip (SMC) def. Federica Denti (TCU) 6-3,
                                                                #87 Catherine Isip/Alex Poorta (SMC) 8-3                    Sophomore         Victoria
      6-1                                                       2. Alita Fisher/Jenny Jullien (SMC) def. Maria           Giachino and seniors Tassie
      3. Olivia Smith (TCU) def. Jenny Jullien (SMC) 6-1, 6-3   Babanova/Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) 8-3                       Munroe and Milana Trim-
      4. Claire Soper (SMC) def. Shalini Sahoo (TCU) 6-0,       3. Gaby Mastromarino/Olivia Smith (TCU) def.             ino also tallied victories in
      2-6, 6-4                                                  Anna Chikhikvishvili/Claire Soper (SMC) 9-7              Equitation on the Flat.
      5. Anna Chikhikvishvili (SMC) def. Idunn
      Hertzberg (TCU) 6-1, 6-4
                                                                                                                            Junior Taylor Frederick
      6. Gaby Mastromarino (TCU) def. Molly Aloia (SMC)                                  Complete match results          led the way in Equitation
      6-3, 6-2                                                                          courtesy of GoFrogs.com          over Fences, earning MVP
                                                                                                                         accolades and improving
                                                                                                                         her season record to 3-0.
                                                                                                                            Junior Courtney Chown
                                                                                                                         also earned MVP honors
                                                                                                                         with her performance in
                                                                                                                         Horsemanship. The 75.5-
                                                                                                                         73 win over Brittany Good
                                                                                                                         pushed Chown’s season re-
                                                                                                                         cord to 3-0. Chown is com-
                                                                                                                         ing off of an 11-4-1 record
                                                                                                                         in the 2009-10 equestrian
                                                                                                                         season.
                                                                                                                            Sophomore Lexie Es-
                                                                                                                         trada, junior Lyndsi Hardin
                                                                                                                         and Ashley Aikman record-
                                                                                                                         ed Horsemanship victories                        COURTESY OF ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS
                                                                                                                         for the Frogs as well.          Senior Milana Trimino rides in an earlier event from this sea-
                                                                                                                            The Frogs rounded out        son. The Lady Frogs beat out Deleware State in an 8-2 decision
                                                                                                                         the day’s strong perfor-        and are undefeated on the season.



                                                                                                                         RIFLE

                                                                                                                         Team wins 20th straight at UTEP
                                                                                                                         By Landon Haaf                  point victory in smallbore,        Freshman Korina Rodri-
                                                                                                                         Staff Reporter                  earning a first-place finish    guez fired a career-best 571
                                                                                                                                                         with a score of 583. Junior     in smallbore for the Miners,
                                                                                                                            The women’s rifle team       Mattie Brogdon tied for sec-    while UTEP’s Alix Moncada
                                                                                                                         continued its hot streak        ond, firing a 576.              and Andrea Palafox were
                                                                                                                         Sunday with a 4,640-4,627          Sophomore Caitlin Mor-       the Miners’ top shooters in
                                                                                                                         victory over the University     rissey led the Frogs in air     air gun as each shot a 587.
                                                                                                                         of Texas at El Paso.            rifle, finishing first with        The 13-point win was the
                                                                                                                            The Frogs went on the        a score of 589. Freshman        Frogs’ narrowest margin
                                                                                                                         road for the fourth of five     Catherine Green finished        of victory since their Nov.
                                                                                                                         straight road matches, all of   right behind Morrissey,         5 match against Kentucky,
                                                                                                                         which have been wins.           shooting a 587.                 which TCU won by four
                                                                                                                            The victory in El Paso          Brogdon’s 583 earned a       points.
                                                                                                                         stretched the Frogs’ winning    fifth-place finish. Beard’s        The Frogs will continue
                                                                                                                         streak to 20 consecutive        582 was good for sixth, and     action on the range on Sun-
                                                                                                                         matches.                        sophomore Maggie Savage’s       day when they travel to Lin-
                                                                                                                            Sophomore Sarah Beard        career-high 581 yielded an      coln, Neb., to take on the
                                                                                                                         led the squad in its four-      eighth-place finish.            Nebraska Cornhuskers.
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                                                                                                 SPORTS
TENNIS

Men’s tennis falls to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at home
By Kylie Osterloh                      Price and Emanuel Brighiu,        defeating Raguz 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.      (TCU) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4
Staff Writer                         TCU’s No. 55-ranked senior             With wins in two other              2. James Langford (Corpus)
                                     duo, remain undefeated in           matches, the Islanders tied the     def. Soren Goritzka (TCU) 6-1,
    The TCU men’s tennis team        doubles this season after over-     team score at 3-3.                  4-6, 6-3
lost 4-3 against Texas A&M-          coming senior James Langford           The overall victory fell into       3. Zach Nichols (TCU) def.
Corpus Christi on Saturday at        and senior Laurent Montoisy in      the hands of Brighiu and the        Robert Raguz (Corpus) 6-1,
the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis                                            Islanders’ Montoisy. Brighiu        3-6, 6-3
Center.                                                                  came up short in the opening           4. Aurelien Tave (Corpus)
    “I felt like they just com-
                                     “The things that we                 set tiebreaker, 7-6 (7-5), but      def. Slah Mbarek (TCU) 7-5,
peted better than we did, so          haven’t been taking                took the second set 6-4. Brighiu    4-6, 6-2
I want to congratulate Coach          care of in practice                appeared to be closing out the         5. Cameron Nash (TCU) def.
[Steve] Moore for getting them                                           match with a 3-lead in the fi-      Gergo Weindinger (Corpus)
through that match,” head
                                      came back to bite                  nal frame until Montoisy came       6-3, 6-4
coach David Roditi said.              us today. So we’ll                 back from the deficit to win the       6. Matt Westmoreland (Cor-
    The Frogs opened strong by        learn from it, and it’s            set 6-4.                            pus) def. Santiago Centeno
securing a sweep in the doubles       a long season and                     “I’d be lying if I didn’t say    (TCU) 6-2, 6-3
match. Junior Slah Mbarek and                                            that I was disappointed,” Rodi-        Doubles competition
sophomore Soren Goritzka de-          hopefully we can                   ti said. “The things that we           1. No. 55 Emanuel Brighiu/
feated TAMU-Corpus Christi            make the most out                  haven’t been taking care of in      Christopher Price (TCU) def.
junior Robert Raguz and               of this loss.”                     practice came back to bite us       James Langford/Laurent Mon-
sophomore Nathan Robinson                                                today. So we’ll learn from it,      toisy (Corpus) 8-7 (14-12)
8-2. To clinch the point, junior                                         and it’s a long season and hope-       2.    Slah    Mbarek/Soren
Daniel Sanchez and senior             David Roditi                       fully we can make the most out      Goritzka (TCU) def. Robert
                                      Head Tennis Coach
Zach Nichols defeated Andrew                                             of this loss.”                      Raguz/Nathan Robinson (Cor-
Maingot and Alex Pavlov 8-4.                                                The Frogs will hit the road      pus) 8-2
    Senior Chis Price said he        the tiebreaker set, securing the    for the first time this season to      3. Daniel Sanchez/Zach
couldn’t play in singles play        sweep with an 8-7 (14-12) win.      take on Wichita State on Friday     Nichols (TCU) def. Andrew
with a hamstring injury,                Senior Cameron Nash de-          and No. 35 Tulsa on Sunday.         Maingot/Alex Pavlov (Corpus)
    “Honestly, it’s just really      feated sophomore Gergo                                                  8-4
tough, but we’ll bounce back;        Weindinger in straight sets,          Complete match results:                                                                   CAROLINE HARDWICK / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
we’ll turn it around,” Price said.   6-3, 6-4, and Frogs’ senior           Singles competition                                                    Junior Daniel Sanchez returns a shot during a match on Saturday.
“I don’t really have much to say,    Zach Nichols secured the final        1. Laurent Montoisy (Cor-                     Complete match results   The Frogs lost to Texas A&M Corpus Christi 4-3 and play Wichita
it’s just kind of sad right now.”    singles point for the Frogs by      pus) def. Emanuel Brighiu                      courtesy of GoFrogs.com   State next.



FOOTBALL                                                                                                      FOOTBALL

Polamalu earns defensive honor                                                                                Packers and Steelers arrive in style
By Barry Wilner                      six seasons, where they face       someone that you have to ac-          By Barry Wilner                      of reporters at his podium.       wearing his No. 76 Michi-
Associated Press                     Matthews and the Packers.          count for in the secondary.”          Associated Press                       “Just taking it in stride,      gan State shirt as they de-
                                        “I don’t imagine their game       So much so that one op-                                                  enjoying this opportunity         planed.
   Now that the voters have          plan changing over one play-       ponent called the eighth-year           Video cameras and cow-             regardless of what comes              “It’s special to bring back
chosen Troy Polamalu over            er,” Polamalu said. “We don’t      pro the NFL’s top player, re-         boy hats were in style as            or how it comes,” Roethlis-       the throwbacks, for all the
Clay Matthews for The Asso-          single out anybody. Anything       gardless of position.                 the Pittsburgh Steelers and          berger said. “Take it all in.”    guys to wear them,” Adams
ciated Press 2010 NFL Defen-         we achieve here is done as a         “With all due respect, I
                                                                                                              Green Bay Packers arrived                                              said. “They’re all still walk-
sive Player of the Year award,       team, as a whole.”                 honestly think Troy Pola-
                                                                                                              Monday at the Super Bowl.                                              ing around with them on.
the two stars can prove their           Added Steelers linebacker       malu is probably the greatest                                              “It’s always exciting
worth against each other on          James Harrison, who fin-           player I’ve ever played with            With dozens of fans                                                  ... I’m grateful for it.”
                                     ished third in the balloting       or even seen play in person,”         chanting “Go Pack Go” as              for the opportu-                     There were plenty of fans
the field.
   In the Super Bowl.                with eight votes and won the       gushed Jets receiver Santonio         the players walked off team           nity to close up the             in black and gold outside
   Pittsburgh safety Polamalu        award two years ago: “Troy         Holmes, who was the MVP               buses, the Packers wit-               season by playing                the Steelers’ hotel, some
received 17 votes Monday             brings this defense from a ‘C’     of Pittsburgh’s 2009 Super            nessed Super Bowl frenzy                                               carrying the obligatory
from a nationwide panel of           defense to an ‘A’ defense. He’s    Bowl win over Arizona.
                                                                                                                                                    in the Super Bowl. I
                                                                                                              for the first time in 13                                               Terrible Towels. But they
50 media members who cov-                                                                                     years. Many of the players            don’t think you ever             were far outnumbered at
er the league, edging Green                                                                                   carried video cameras or              get tired of this, so            the Packers’ hotel in Irving
Bay linebacker Matthews by                                                                                    aimed their cell phones at                                             a few hours later when the
a hair — two votes.                                                                                                                                 take as much video
                                                                                                              the crowd to take pictures                                             NFC champions pulled in.
   Despite     missing     two                                                                                                                      and pictures as you
                                                                                                              before heading to news                                                     Maybe that has some-
games, in which Pittsburgh                                                                                                                          can.”
went 1-1, Polamalu became                                                                                     conferences.                                                           thing to do with Pittsburgh
the sixth Steeler to win the                                                                                    A few of them wore cow-                                              making its third Super
award. He had seven inter-                                                                                    boy hats, but none went               Ben Roethlisberger               Bowl appearance in six
                                                                                                                                                    Steelers quarterback
ceptions this season along                                                                                    as far as Steelers veteran                                             years. Not that the players
with 63 tackles, but made his                                                                                 receiver Hines Ward. He                                                are blase about it.
mark with big plays. In a late-                                                                               took the “True Grit” route,                                                “It’s always exciting for
season victory at Baltimore,                                                                                  decked out in black cowboy             Taking it all in were the       the opportunity to close
his leaping tackle forced a                                                                                   hat, black shirt, belt buckle        big guys who block for him.       up the season by playing in
fumble that set up the win-                                                                                   and jeans.                           They paid tribute to tackle       the Super Bowl,” Roethlis-
ning touchdown.
                                                                                                                Steelers quarterback Ben           Flozell Adams, who spent          berger said. “I don’t think
   That victory catapulted the                                  KEITH SRAKOCIC / ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                                                                                              Roethlisberger held his              a dozen seasons as a Dal-         you ever get tired of this,
Steelers to the AFC North            Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu celebrates after a 24-19
title. Now, they are in the Su-      win over the New York Jets in the AFC Championship NFL foot-             mobile phone high, taking            las Cowboy before joining         so take as much video and
per Bowl for the third time in       ball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.                          photos of the six-deep pack          this Pittsburgh team, by          pictures as you can.”
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                      T E N NIS
                                    Women’s team falls
                                    to St. Mary’s; UNT
                                    match postponed.                           SPORTS                                                                          RIFLE
                                                                                                                                                                           Team wins 20th-
                                                                                                                                                                           straight match
                                                                                                                                                                           against UTEP.




                                                                                                                                                                                                 ASSOCIATED PRESS
South squad receiver Jeremy Kerley (84) of TCU, dives into the end zone as the North squad’s Jaiquawn Jarrett of Temple, defends in the second half of the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game at Ladd-Peebles
Stadium in Mobile, Ala., Saturday. The South won 24-10.


FOOTBALL


Kerley catches clinching touchdown pass in Senior Bowl
By John Zenor                           Former TCU wide receiver/         passes for 132 yards, includ-     deficit.                            Ponder said. “(Kerley) was         twice since Gary Huff in 1971
Associated Press                     return specialist Jeremy Kerley      ing several big ones to Leonard      “I thought I definitely ended    wide-open, ran a great route.      and 1972, but relied heavily on
                                     recorded 29 receiving yards          Hankerson of Miami, and the       on a good note and hopefully        He won by alignment. They          a former Hurricanes standout
  Former TCU quarterback             and caught a touchdown pass          final TD with 3:04 left.          my draft status has gone up         had outside leverage on him, he    from the outset.
and Rose Bowl Offensive MVP          for the day. Kerley, however,           Ponder was looking for a       a little bit,” said Ponder, the     cut inside and scored.”               On the game’s opening play
Andy Dalton completed three          didn’t display his special teams     happier transition to an NFL      game’s MVP.                            Washington       quarterback    from scrimmage, he hooked up
passes for 22 yards but was          big-play ability, netting -2 yards   career after missing the ACC         Hankerson had 100 yards          Jake Locker, likely among          on a 48-yarder to Hankerson,
sacked twice in the South’s 24-      on two punt returns, while           championship game with an         on five catches, including an       the first passers drafted, led a   who bobbled it before coming
10 Senior Bowl victory over          gaining 23 yards on his only         elbow injury and most of the      18-yard touchdown and a             touchdown drive but also had       down with the ball. Ponder also
the North on Saturday. Even          kick return.                         Seminoles’ bowl game thanks       48-yarder to set up another         offensive linemen save him by      ran for two first downs on the
though the stats weren’t gaudy          Florida State quarterback         to a concussion. Ponder led       score — both from Ponder. He        falling on two fumbles for the     drive, which ended with a field
for Dalton, ESPN’s Todd Mc-          Christian Ponder threw two           scoring drives on the South’s     also caught a 14-yarder on the      North in an uneven perfor-         goal by LSU’s Josh Jasper.
Shay still lists Dalton’s NFL        touchdown passes, including a        first two possessions and put     clinching drive, capped by Ker-     mance.
Draft stock as on the rise after     clinching 23-yarder to Kerley.       on the finishing touches after    ley’s second catch.                    Ponder was the first FSU         Sports editor Ryne Sulier contrib-
his performance.                        Ponder completed 7 of 13          the North rallied from a 17-0        “It was a little double-move,”   quarterback to beat Miami                          uted to this report.

				
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