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Career Services revamp- Frog Leg Pedometer Challenge
ing Major/Minor Fair. promotes health by counting
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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.
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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‘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
arking on campus can be an almost
impossible task, but fines for park-
ing illegally can be even worse. It’s a
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
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
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.
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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-
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
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.
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.
8 Tuesday, February 1, 2011 www.dailyskiff.com
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
nia ski resort.
plores ... sushi on models?
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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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
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
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.
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.
10 Tuesday, February 1, 2011 www.dailyskiff.com
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
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.
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.
www.dailyskiff.com Tuesday, February 1, 2011 11
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.
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
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
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-
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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Women’s team falls
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Team wins 20th-
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.
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.