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Where the real news is buried March 7, 2007 Vol. 1 Issue 10

In This Issue
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Presidential Summit TJ Flu Epidemic Eye to Space Hillary Clinton Microsoft to Sue Google National Engineers Week Engineering Fun Key to Self Development Biggest Bargain in Baseball Softball in Full Swing Lambda Sigma Pi Powdered Sugar!

Presidential Summit Aids Campus and Its Leaders
On March 1st, the First Annual President’s Summit was held in St. Pat’s Ballroom at the Havener Center. Upwards of 70 organization leaders attended the summit, which was planned and organized by Student Body President Lauren Huchingson and a handpicked board of other organizational leaders. The purpose of the event was to give organizational leaders an opportunity become aware of campus-wide tools and resources to better themselves and their organizations. Informative presentations by Vice Chancellor Debra Robinson, Dean Jay Goff, Chancellor Carney, Lauren Huchingson, Beth Groenke, the Student Activity Finance Board,

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A Note from Sybil
This last week has been great for us here at the Mineshaft. We are very happy to begin to reveal the identities of the writers on our staff. Along that line we are excited to have experienced the large wave of support that has come from our public announcement. We appreciate the massive increase in subscribers; we are also pleased to receive feedback from our readers. This feedback allows us to better serve you and that is what we truly care about. We would also like to thank Student Council for the invitation of one of our Editor-inChiefs to the President’s Summit. We are also working on a process for allowing additional writers to join our staff. We have had numerous requests from students to join our staff and hope to soon announce the process that will allow for this to happen. Until then we will continue to accept submissions from readers as we have been. Lastly we have begun the process of purchasing the P.O. Box and should have it available soon.

and SUB all provided a variety of useful information to allow organizations to best serve their constituents. Vice Chancellor Robinson’s presentation focused on “Leadership Magic” and emotional intelligence. She stressed that self-awareness is the real skill to learn before social management. She also mentioned that, in addition to being leaders on campus, it is very important to develop others into leaders. When explaining that organizations and their leadership should strive for high goals, Robinson analogized that “just because the train is on the track doesn’t mean the next station is
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TJ Flu Epidemic
An epidemic of the stomach flu hit Thomas Jefferson Hall this weekend, beginning Thursday evening. At least 40 students, and counting, have been impacted and have shown flu-like symptoms. The flu has been shown to have a shelf-life of approximately 72 hours, although some students have gotten well before that time limit. There has been speculation about whether the illness is actually the stomach flu or if it is something different such as food poisoning. The reasoning behind thinking it may be Page 1

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food poisoning is that the outbreak occurred all at once and very rapidly. Some students threw up at regular intervals (i.e. every 30 minutes) and others got completely better after vomiting a few times. Lastly, it was thought to be suspicious that only Thomas Jefferson Hall residents were getting ill, and not the Residential College (whose residents primarily eat at Havener) nor the Quadrangle (whose residents primarily eat at either Rayl or Havener). Residential Life and Student Affairs have looked
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Eye to Space

Drake Drache

Remember the movie Armageddon? In case you don’t, the gist of the movie was that a giant asteroid was on a collision course with Earth and that if we didn’t do something, it would end all human life. Sound far fetched? According to NASA officials, it may not be and we should be doing something to prevent it. In fact, even Congress agreed back in 2005 when they asked NASA to investigate a program that would allow for NASA to track those asteroids that posed a high threat level to Earth. Unfortunately, NASA announced last Monday that they simply did not have the money to proceed. As I mentioned earlier, Congress asked NASA to discover a way to locate and identify these potentially devastating celestial bodies about two years ago. This study was brought to light when, back in 2004, the scientific community announced that there was a chance that asteroid 999442 Apophis may be on a collision course with Earth in 2029. Thankfully we have since been told that the asteroid will not collide with Earth in 2029 and only has a 1 in 45,000 chance of colliding with Earth when it returns in 2036. This scare, however, was enough to make NASA think about what it would take to figure out which asteroids out there could be hitting Earth in the future. NASA came up with three options that would successfully discover around 90% of the asteroids that could be harmful before the year 2020. The first option that

was presented was to build a new telescope to discover these asteroids and their trajectories. The price tag: 800 million dollars. The plan was rejected as being too costly. The second suggestion was to launch what NASA called a “space infrared telescope.” This device would have not only have been more accurate but also would have provided quicker results. The price tag: 1.1 billion dollars. This plan was, surprisingly, rejected as being too costly. The third option was to work with other telescopes and use existing agencies to help find these threats. The price tag: 300 million dollars. This plan was also rejected as being too costly. The fourth option is to do nothing. Apparently, the price on this option is just so tempting that Congress will be going with this approach. This means that we will not be allocating any additional funding to this issue, even though no other government agency in the world is currently covering this problem. NASA officials have stated that they do have methods that could be used to detect and deflect such asteroids if they were to be on a trajectory that could impact Earth. According to the director of NASA’s California based Ames Research Center, they “know what to do, [they] just don’t have the money.” At this point it appears that Congress does not believe there to be enough money to fund any of these projects. While there may be money for military operations in other countries, there is certainly not 300 million dollars available for planetary defense. Obviously such an idea would be completely absurd. Page 2

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Hillary Clinton Warns of “Economic Vulnerabilities”
Sen. Hillary Clinton, sounding a theme likely to recur among 2008 presidential hopefuls, is warning about the “economic vulnerabilities” posed by foreign interests owning large amounts of U.S. debt. In remarks on the Senate floor and a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Mrs. Clinton said President Bush’s economic policies have contributed to an “erosion of U.S. economic sovereignty.” She also said it is “undeniable that the exponential growth of foreign debt in the last six years has undermined our economic standing.” The comments by Mrs. Clinton, considered the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, are an early indication of how big an issue the growing unease over globalization and free trade will be in the 2008 campaign. Many Democrats won election last year in part by arguing that global trade leads to job losses and lower wages. They also are warning about the nation’s heavy reliance on foreign debt to finance domestic needs, including the federal budget deficit. With polls showing voters are concerned about jobs and wages, Republicans are also expected to address the issue. Currently, the U.S. imports more goods than it exports from places like China, resulting in a
Arrian Syrus Source: The Wall Street Journal

trade deficit, and it borrows heavily from abroad to finance its domestic investment. Foreign interests own about $2.2 trillion of U.S. Treasury securities -- or about 52% of the public debt not held by the U.S. government, compared with about 20% in the early 1990s, during the Clinton administration. The U.S. has come to rely on foreign capital because Americans don’t save enough to finance the nation’s domestic investment. But there are differences over how to attack the issue. In her letter, Mrs. Clinton suggested she might support setting a benchmark for foreign-held U.S. debt that would
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Microsoft to Sue Google
A top attorney at Microsoft Corp. plans to fight rival Google Inc. for its use of books online and certain advertising, decrying what he sees as Google’s “cavalier approach to copyright.” In a speech scheduled to be delivered today to the Association of American Publishers, Thomas Rubin, associate general counsel at Microsoft, adds to recent criticisms of Google over its use of other companies’ copyrighted creations. Mr. Rubin alleges that Google employees “actively encouraged” companies to create advertising programs using key words referring to pirated software, including software from Microsoft, according

Arrian Syrus Source: The Wall Street Journal

to a copy of the speech reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. His remarks were reported yesterday on the Financial Times’ Web site. David C. Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer, said in a statement, “The goal of search engines, and of products like Google Book Search and YouTube, is to help users find information from content producers of every size ... We do this by complying with international copyright laws, and the result has been more exposure and in many cases more revenue for authors, publishers and producers of content.” Much of Mr. Rubin’s speech focuses on Google’s project to scan Page 3

millions of books in university and public libraries so that they can be searched on the Internet. In 2005, that plan prompted separate suits by the Authors Guild and five major publishers, alleging copyright infringement; the actions were filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. In his prepared remarks, Mr. Rubin says that after Google received “unfettered access” to the libraries, it then “basically turned its back on its partners” by making copies of copyrighted books without first obtaining copyright holders’ permission. The approach, Mr. Rubin argues, “systematically violates copyright and deprives authors and publishers of an important avenue for monetizing their works.” Google has said it believes “fair
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Watkins brings National Engineers Week 2007 to Dent-Phelps R3
Press Release

Fifth- and second-grade classes “Engineering is the direct at the Dent-Phelps R3 School received a lesson and demonstration on Lasers and Optics as part of National Engineers Week 2007, February 18-24. Dr. Steve E. Watkins, UM-Rolla professor of electrical engineering, presented the program for the second year. Prof. Watkins is also a Board Member for the Dent-Phelps R3 School. The annual EWEEK program seeks to highlight the work and contributions application of science and of our nation’s engineers. mathematics. Real-life examples and

hands-on activities are great tools to create interest in these subjects,” said Watkins, “Lasers and Optics are recognized as one of the twenty most significant engineering technologies of the Twentieth Century by the National Academy of Engineering.” The students saw how optical devices are used in everyday life and how optics is part of their science curriculum. They experimented with a variety of lasers, lenses, and mirrors and learned how to use a laser and a triangle to measure height. The classes of Telena Haneline, Melanie Smith, Karen Collins, and Julie Edele participated.

Engineering Fun

Briony Thorne Source: news@umr

Playing with cars, taking apart computers, and making explosives are among some of the great activities young engineers find themselves experimenting with in their free time. As UMR students, most of us can remember this as a part of our childhood. Last week was Engineer’s Week in St. Louis and UMR played a huge role in the activities. Engineer’s Week was from February 18th to February 24th and was celebrated around the country, and UMR participated in the festivities at Saint Louis on February 24-25. The main events were held at the Saint Louis Science Center with twelve student design teams there to participate. With such a diverse group of student design teams at UMR, there were plenty of activities for young engineers to develop their passion for engineering.

Each team had something vastly different to offer as fun and educational activities for people to participate in. A list of the teams that attended and their main purpose as a team are as follows: Advanced Aero Vehicle Club: constructed a remote control airplane and established an intercollegiate rocket competition o Baja Team: designed and built an off-road recreational prototype for a fictitious firm Chem-E Car Team: designed a vehicle powered by a chemical reaction with no commercial batteries allowed. There are national competitions among the teams Concrete Canoe Team: designed and constructed a concrete canoe Formula SAE Team: designed a race car that is one third scale. The car is judged on many criteria including design, cost, acceleration, maneuverability, fuel economy, Page 4

endurance, among others Human-Powered Vehicle Team: designed and constructed an aerodynamic bike. The team has won 5 straight east-coast competitions Keramos: UMR’s ceramic engineering honor society which put on demos about the great world of materials Robotics Team: designed a robot for the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition Solar House Team: designed and built a house completely solarpowered that is feasible to live in Steel Bridge Team: designed and constructed mini-steel bridges during timed competitions American Nuclear Society: typically do demos on radiation and safety The design teams at UMR are always looking for new members, and it is a great way to apply the engineering knowledge to real world applications.

The Key to Self Development
Nathaniel d’Artagnan

While there is debate as to whether or not leaders are born or developed, it is almost universally accepted that good leaders attempt to develop themselves and grow. As I am sure you have noticed, if you ever walk through the atrium of the Havener center, The University of Missouri - Rolla provided such an opportunity last weekend with the Student Leadership Conference. The Student Leadership Conference is an annual event that is organized and run by a group of students from campus. Usually organized by Omicron Delta Kappa, this year was a bit of a different situation. For a time it appeared as if the conference was going to be forgotten and would not occur. Thankfully, due to the leadership of many key students from a variety of organizations, this year’s event was able to occur. The sponsoring organizations included: Blue Key, NRHH, ODK, Order of Omega, and Student Council. The conference itself began last Saturday with registration starting around 9:00 A.M. and the last

session concluding around 2:00 in the afternoon. It started with a brief welcome by one of the organizers and then the attendees were off to attend the first of three sessions that would be offered that day. While the day began with a slightly rocky start (one of the presenters was too sick to attend), it definitely took off as the day went on. The attendees began with back to back sessions with presenters such as Mr. Murphy, J.P. Fransaw, Mark Potrafka, and student presenters including the Student Body President. These sessions covered a variety of topics that are related to leadership and provided a great opportunity to learn from some of the best that the University has to offer. The conference then switched focus and went into lunch. While most conferences would see lunch as simply a time to eat, this year the conference organizers asked LeaAnn Morton to come present on the “Dining Do’s and Taboos” while lunch went on. This provided attendees the opportunity to experience an etiquette lunch and learn not only about the American style of dining but also the Continental style, in case they ever find themselves needing to know how to properly dine in countries other than the United

States. Following lunch there was a third programming session that wrapped up the day. The conference seemed to go off very nicely. While the attendance did appear to be lower than it has been in previous years, the fact that the group coordinating the event was able to do so much in such a limited time was rather impressive. One of the presenters, UMR student Alex Dempsey, summed up his take on the experience by saying that, “While the conference may not have been utilized by as many as it should have been, it truly provided a great learning opportunity for those who decided to take it, and the successes of this year will surely make next year’s collaborative effort that much better.”

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The Biggest Bargain in Baseball
Today’s game of baseball is filled with multimillionaires, with players such as Albert Pujols, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez making over 10 million dollars per season. Just about any player whose team considers them an All-Star caliber player makes at least 10 million dollars per season. No matter how well they produce for any team, it’s pretty safe to say they are overpaid. With this in mind, I bring to your attention the events that happened last Friday in the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization. Their star player, not up for free agency, had the necessary numbers for a massive contract renewal. The player that I speak of is the Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard. Howard, who only has 145 days, or two seasons, in the Major Leagues has proven that he is the best talent this league has seen in years. With that, he was up for a new contract after last year bringing in $335,000. After only two years in the Majors, he has 82 home runs, 217 RBIs, a batting average of .304 and a slugging percentage of .204. This

puts him in the same field that Pujols was in back in 2003. Even though the Phillies’ mission this off-season was

Picture from Chuck Burton (AP Photo)

to sign Howard to a long-term deal, they were unsuccessful due to his immeasurable talents. Friday, they announced Howard would make $900,000 next season. This number also goes along with the standard of Pujols and the Cardinals when they

were unable to sign him into a longterm deal two years ago. The next season, the Cardinals signed him to a 100 million dollar contract for 7 years. Howard has already broken the record of back-to-back NL Rookie of the Year and MVP the following year, which is something that has never been achieved by any other player in Major League Baseball. This year he will break yet another: he will be the highest paid American-born player with between one and two years experience. The previous record was held by Kerry Wood who, in his second year of experience, made $690,000. Hopefully Howard’s and Wood’s experiences split from this point forward: Wood has been reduced to playing in the bullpen this year. Howard’s output into the situation should be commented upon; he has been on record saying that while he is unhappy that they did not get a deal done, he is sure they will get one done by next season when he is up for arbitration. He has also said that it doesn’t matter what he thinks because the deal is over and, as
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Softball Finally in Full Swing at UMR
The Lady Miners’ first game of the season was on February 23rd in a 6-7 loss to Oklahoma Science and Arts. Since then, they have gone 3-1 with this weekend’s play in the Show Me Games tournament. The first of this weekend’s victories was against Newman in a 5-2 win. Newman was ahead in the third inning until a comeback led by Ashley Winter’s home run and followed up with a four run sixth inning by the UMR Miners. In the second game on Friday, the Miners fell to Rockhurst in a final score of 2-8. The Lady Miners in their final game of the day had little trouble with Stephens College, beating them 8-0 after only five innings of play. Some players to look for a big season from are Ashley Winter, Chelsea Appel, and Emily Tucker. Winter, who is a freshman and new to the Lady Miners, plays catcher and outfield and looked very promising in the first few games. Chelsea Appel, also a freshman and new to the team, was red-shirted for the season and will fight for a spot in the outfield this year. Look for her to keep her starting position and have a big season for the Lady Miners. Emily

Tucker, playing in the outfield, is a sophomore and started for the Lady Miners last year when she averaged .286 with 5 home runs and 23 RBIs. We should look for the Lady Miners softball team to have a promising season and an even brighter future, as many of their players are young and full of talent. Their season opener is March 6th at 1:00 PM against Lincoln. Look for more updates about their season as they are sure to be a big story this year, not only among athletes but also among the entire UMR campus.

Lambda Sigma Pi
Last Tuesday the 20th was Mardi Gras, the day of celebration before Lent. Traditionally, Catholics (and certain other Christian religions) give something up to show their sacrifice and dedication to Jesus and the church. Recently, however, there has been a trend of either giving more or doing something to better yourself or others around you. As seen in the Rolla Daily News, many UMR students take on the role of bettering others by doing community service. One group in particular is Lambda Sigma Pi. They are a small (15 member) women’s service organization on campus whose motto is “Loyalty and Service to People.” Last week these dedicated women donated over $1300 to local charities in the Rolla community. One of those organizations receiving money was our very own UMR Police Department. No, it wasn’t to give us cheaper parking tickets; it was for the R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) self defense program that is going on this weekend here at UMR. Besides donating large amounts of money, Lambda Sig girls also donate their time. They spent this Sunday helping the Russell House (a sanctuary for abused women and their children) remodel and fix up their property. Although LSP members do group service projects, each member has their own way of giving back to the community through activities such as campussponsored blood drives, tutoring at Rolla Public Schools, baby sitting, and helping the girl scouts. This semester they will be hosting their annual Date Auction to raise even more money for local charities in the Rolla community. The Date Auction will be held at Page 7

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Club Rolla on Saturday March 10th beginning at 9pm. Tickets will be available the week before in the Havener Center and in front of the library for $4, or you may purchase them at the door for $5. For more information about this event please contact Leslie Olson at lko4y8@umr.edu or Tanya Stephen at tns2m9@umr.edu . If you are interested in learning more about opportunities with Lambda Sigma Pi, please contact Holly Saucier at haswvf@umr.edu .


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Powdered Sugar!
Briony Thorne

Tuesday, February 27th was a big day in Rolla; I don’t believe I need to remind you what happened. However I would like to address the great disappointment I have for the students and staff of UMR for how they have reacted to the situation. Many can agree that UMR can be a very stressful place, and often students comment about drinking to relieve the stress of the week. The young man last week felt that he was under so much pressure that he needed to do something more extreme. To address my first disappointment: why do UMR students think that drinking is a good way to relieve stress? Drinking does not solve any problems; if anything, it is more likely to contribute to the problems in the long run. So why is it

that I have heard people talking about how crazy the guy was last week and how he should have just gone drinking? The idea is ridiculous. More importantly though, I am greatly disappointed in the massive amounts of powdered sugar jokes that have been filtering through campus this week. All that I can think about when I hear these is the great disrespect that people have for each other. Please put yourself in either the shoes of the young man last week or of his friends and family. Recall that it was mentioned that he was trying to commit suicide-by-police officer. This young man obviously had a lot bothering him, and I could not begin to try to relate to an attempted suicide victim. I do believe that the absurd comments about powdered sugar after the incident are not helping him to recover. In addition, many people felt the need to eat powdered donuts on

February 28th to “commemorate” what had happened. This is not an appropriate means of recognizing the situation, and furthermore it is incredibly disrespectful. I could see the point of trying to make light of a situation, and small jokes can be a good way to do that. However, I feel like it is about time for the jokes to end and to allow the situation to die down. I also find that jokes made by staff members are setting a horrible precedence for the future. Staff should be acting as role models for future generations and they have created an environment where people do not respect others and the hardships that come with life. In addition, the discussions about making February 28th recognized Powdered Sugar Day is silly. I hope that in the future UMR students and staff will be more understanding of others.

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that the growing reliance on foreign investors puts the U.S. at risk, and some say the way to address it is to begin saving money at home by erasing the current $248 billion budget deficit, moving into a surplus and putting money aside to pay for costly obligations like Social Security and Medicare. Edwin Truman, a former Treasury assistant secretary in the Clinton administration and a senior fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, a pro-globalization think tank here, said that while Mrs. Clinton is right to call attention to the growing reliance on foreign debt, there are no “magic numbers” that should be Page 8 used as a benchmark for a trigger. Mrs. Clinton said in her letter that she supported legislation last year “that sounds an alarm bell when U.S. foreign-owned debt reaches 25% of GDP or the trade deficit reaches 5%” of gross domestic product. Mr. Paulson, meanwhile, disagreed with Mrs. Clinton’s concerns, saying the willingness of foreigners to buy U.S. Treasurys helps keep interest rates low and is a sign of the U.S.’s strong economy. “We’re holding our economic fate in our own hands, and if we keep our economy growing, they’re going to invest here,” Mr. Paulson said yesterday on the ABC program “This Week.”

trigger some type of White House action. An aide to another 2008 presidential candidate, Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, said such a move could rattle markets and would require extensive consultation with the Federal Reserve. Similar concerns were raised by an aide to Sen. Barack Obama (D., Ill). A top economic adviser to the Republican presidential campaign of John McCain also questioned the soundness of setting a specific benchmark for U.S.-held foreign debt. Still, there is broad concern

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the best one.” Dean Goff’s presentation was on strategic planning and decision making. The main goal in this area is that “everything starts with identifying the problem.” He then related the scientific process to the strategic decision making process while relating both to the future UMR enrollment problems and the solutions and alternatives that have been conceived. Chancellor Carney presentation included campus updates, construction updates, and survey information about the name change. He started off by mentioning that this year’s Career Fairs were among the most highly attended in the history of UMR before moving onto the subject of the February 27th terrorist threat. A large part of Chancellor Carney’s presentation was devoted to explaining the Athletic and Recreation Master Plan, which contains 38 potential projects which add up to over $50 million. Carney was very blunt when saying that the “quality of the recreational facilities is very poor.” An idea that the Chancellor likes is having a dedicated facility for athletics and a dedicated facility for recreation activities. One of his large concerns in the immediate future regards graduation ceremonies since there is not currently enough room to hold the entire ceremony in a single location. The compromise that has been reached is that this year there will be two separate graduation ceremonies: one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students. Moving on to the Toomey Building, the Chancellor mentioned that immediate state support is needed to complete the project on time, and that only $25 million is expected to be received when the project requires $28 million to reach fruition. He also discussed the Residential College 2, another current construction project, will add 270 beds for the Fall semester, which will net a gain of 40 beds after a third of Thomas Jefferson Hall closes for renovations. The Chancellor continued onto a still-controversial topic: the UMR name change. Carney gave the statistics for the recent student survey that received 3000 responses. In total, 48.2% of students favored the name change (this statistic didn’t distinguish graduate and undergraduate students). He then mentioned that a higher education research firm has been hired to survey universities throughout the country for opinions on UMR’s national image, national reputation, advantages, and liabilities. The last thing that Chancellor Carney touched upon is the conversion of the UMR golf course into a research park over the next 10 years. In the Student Council Informational, Lauren Huchingson presented the attendees with basic information regarding STUCO, reiterating that STUCO represents the interests of the students and that there is always a student voice on all communities when allowed. STUCO Vice President of External Affairs Beth Groenke then presented recent campus-wide survey results. Notable results are that the common hour (MWF 12pmPage 9 1pm that was being considered to be taken away) will remain untouched, that 40% of students think the campus should be totally smoke free, that 5% prefer a week-long Thanksgiving Break, that 44.9% (a narrow majority) preferred the 12pm-6pm Career Fair time, and that only 45.6% knew the official school colors (Silver and Gold). The SAFB then presented a basic walkthrough of how the organization works and SUB presented an energetic tutorial on how to advertise effectively. Overall, many attendees to the summit seemed to feel that they came away with more knowledge to help their organizations and at the very least gained some new information about campus. With a strong beginning, the Annual President’s Summit is set to become even more useful to future leaders on campus.

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always, he will give 100 percent to his team and that he will just have to roll with his new contract until next season comes along. I think Howard’s view of the situation is one that the sport of baseball misses and that a lot of major league sports miss. That is the attitude of “I don’t care how much I make, I’m just going to go out and play the best I can. It is this that will truly benefit my career in the end.”


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into this very seriously. According to hospital procedure, if food poisoning was suspected, the Health Department would be at the Thomas Jefferson Cafeteria finding and resolving the problem. The Health Department has not been called, despite the amount of TJ residents who have gone to the hospital thus far for dehydration caused by the illness. In addition, there has been no common food found between all of the individuals who have gone to the hospital (they all have been asked what they have eaten for the past 36 hours.) This has led the University to believe that it is a viral infection, whose characteristics are very similar to the stomach flu. Residential Life and Chartwell’s have teamed up to do their part in helping keep healthy residents healthy and helping sick residents get better. In the TJ Cafeteria, tongs were monitored so that the handle rarely (ideally never) touched any food to keep disease out of the food. Also, popsicles were available instead of ice cream during Friday’s lunch. Flu packs were made available for those who were too ill to eat dinner or go all the way to Havener for dinner. The packs include “clear broth, Jell-o, popsicles, fortified juices, clear beverages and soda crackers” according to the press release sent out to the students. Packs can either be picked up at Havener or TJ, or they can be delivered to the sick resident’s room. For those of you who are still healthy, remember to wash your hands often and thoroughly, get plenty of rest, eat healthily, and try to stay away from large group events if at all possible. For those of you sick with the stomach flu, remember to drink plenty of fluids to replace those that you have lost. Sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade are especially helpful since they also replenish electrolytes that are lost. Try taking sips of liquids after vomiting, and leave drinking larger amounts of liquids to approximately two hours after vomiting. If you cannot hold water down and continue to vomit, inform a residential assistant or Student Health. If this continues, you may need to visit the hospital to get fluids. Once you are able to eat, eat bland foods such as crackers, soup, or oatmeal. For those of you who have been sick but are now recovered from the illness, remember to wash your sheets, wash your trash can if necessary, and sanitize your room with disinfecting/cleaning sprays or wipes.

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use” provisions of the law give it the right to digitize books protected under copyright, and that it provides users of its book-search service only brief excerpts and bibliographical information if works are still in copyright and it doesn’t have permission to show more. The cases are pending. The speech comes as Google is under fire for alleged copyright violations on a number of fronts. TV companies, including Viacom Inc., have recently accused the company’s YouTube video-sharing site of profiting from copyright infringement by not sufficiently cracking down when consumers

put video clips on the site without owners’ permission. YouTube removes clips when their owners request it -- which it says protects it from liability under copyright law -- and says it is working on systems to give copyright owners more control over the appearance of their clips on the site. In his remarks, Mr. Rubin plans to criticize what he sees as YouTube’s “cavalier approach to copyright,” explaining that “in the face of YouTube’s refusal to take any effective action, copyright owners have now been forced to resort to litigation.” The speech seeks to find common ground between Microsoft and the AAP, the trade organization Page 10

for U.S. book publishers. Mr. Rubin plans to emphasize that as a software company Microsoft is guided by the same principles as publishers. “I think we have much in common,” he is expected to argue. Microsoft also has its own book-scanning projects that rival Google’s, but which it says respect publishers’ copyrights.

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Math Square
Try to fill in the missing numbers. Use the numbers 1 through 9 to complete the equations. Each number is only used once. Each row is a math equation. Each column is a math equation. Remember that multiplication and division are performed before addition and subtraction.

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