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  • www.ulmhawkeyeonline.comVOLUME 85 ISSUE 1 August 22, 2011


    Vitter hosts public forum about nations spendingp 4

    Apple to introduce its latest software revolution: iCloudp 11

    Special Report p 8illustration by Kelsey Hargrove and Srdjan Marjanovic

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    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) President Barack Obama says mem-bers of Congress should put coun-try before politics, set aside their dif-ferences and find ways to get people back to work.

    The president is vacationing on Marthas Vineyard in Massachusetts, but he recorded his weekly Saturday radio and Internet address earlier in the week while in Alpha, Ill., during an economy-focused Midwestern bus tour.

    He said lawmakers in Washington could learn something from the peo-ple in small towns in Illinois and Iowa. Obama said there are some things they could get done right away, such as passing a road construction bill or extending a reduction in the payroll

    tax that pays for Social Security.These are common-sense ideas

    ideas that have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans, Obama said. The only thing holding them back is politics. The only thing preventing us from passing these bills is the refusal by some in Congress to put country ahead of party. Thats the problem right now. Thats whats holding this country back. Thats what we have to change.

    Obama has promoted those ideas and others for weeks and didnt offer any new proposals or rhetoric Satur-day. Hes saving that for a jobs pack-age hes to unroll in a post-Labor Day speech once he returns to Washing-ton. Instead, Obama repeated famil-iar themes Saturday about working to

    recover from the recession.Were coming through a terrible

    recession; a lot of folks are still looking for work. A lot of people are getting by with smaller paychecks or less money in the cash reg-ister, Obama said. So we need folks in W a s h i n g t o n the people whose job it is to deal with the coun-trys problems, the people who you elected to serve we need them to put aside their differences to get things done.

    Obama to Congress: Work togetherNation



    Iran sentences jailed Americans to 8 years

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Two Amer-ican men arrested more than two years ago while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border have been sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage and illegally entering Iran, state TV reported Saturday.

    The announcement appeared to dash hopes for the imminent release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal af-ter Irans foreign minister suggested earlier this month that the trial could clear the way for their freedom.

    It also could bring added tensions to Iranian President Mahmoud Ah-madinejads expected visit to New York next month for the annual gen-eral assembly at the United Nations.

    The Americans, whose final court hearing was three weeks ago, deny the charges and say they were only hiking in a scenic and largely peace-ful area of northern Iraq near the po-rous border.

    The two men were detained in July 2009 along with a third American, Sarah Shourd, who was released in September 2010 on $500,000 bail and returned to the United States.

    Bauer and Fattal, who are both 29, have been sentenced to three years each for illegal entry into Iran and five years each for spying for the United States, the website quoted informed sources at Irans judiciary as saying. It was not immediately clear if that in-cludes time served. They have 20 days

    to appeal the sentence.Their Iranian attorney, Masoud

    Shafiei, said he has not been notified of the verdict but he will definitely ap-peal the sentence if true.

    Ive not been notified of any ver-dict in the case of my clients, Shafiei told The Associated Press. This is a strong verdict inconsistent with the charges.

    The Americans say they mistak-enly crossed into Iran when they stepped off a dirt road while hiking near a waterfall. While other parts of Iraq remain troubled by violence, the semiautonomous Kurdish north has drawn tourists in recent years, includ-ing foreigners.

    Earlier this month, Foreign Minis-ter Ali Akbar Salehi said he hoped the trial of the two American defendants who were detained for the crime of il-legally entering Iran will finally lead to their freedom. Their lawyer also had expressed hope they might re-ceive a pardon for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

    The case has added to tensions be-tween the United States and Iran that were already high over other issues, including Tehrans disputed nuclear program.

    The last direct contact family mem-bers had with Bauer and Fattal was in May 2010 when their mothers were permitted a short visit in Tehran.

    A World War II era P-40 Warhawk fighter plane highlighted the exhibits on display for the Chennault Aviation Muse-um fundraiser held Friday. The same type of plane was flown by Gen. Claire Lee Chennault and his famed Flying Tigers regiment in China during the war. Chennault shot down a record 299 confirmed Japanese planes.

    photo by Robert Brown

    Chennaults Flying Tigers


    La. 1 of 9 states with jobless rate dipBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisi-

    anas unemployment rate for July was 7.6 percent the same as July 2010 and down slightly from 7.8 percent in June according to seasonally ad-justed figures from the Federal Bu-reau of Labor Statistics.

    Last month, the number of people

    listed as unemployed fell to 154,300 from 160,300 in June. At the same time, the civilian labor force in-cluding the employed and those ac-tively seeking work fell by about 8,000. The labor force for June was listed as 2.045 million; for July, 2.037 million.

    Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia registered unemploy-ment rate increases, in Fridays fig-ures. Louisiana was one of only nine states that showed a rate decreases. Thirteen states had no rate change.


    The Chennault Aviation Museums plans for expanding took off after raising $50,000 at a fundraiser.

    Chinese corporation Huawei, the worlds second largest telecommu-nications company, and Centurylink partnered to throw the event held on Friday at the ULM library conference center.

    More than 100 members of the Monroe community gathered to show their support for the museum. So many people arrived that a sec-tion of overflow tables had to be ar-ranged in the lobby to accomodate everybody.

    Nell Calloway, director of the Chennault Aviation Museum, said the money raised will be used to help start the expansion project. Though still in the early planning stages, the new portion of the museum will fea-ture exhibits highlighting Ameri-can and Chinese cooperation during World War II.

    Calloway, the granddaughter of

    General Claire Lee Chennault for whom the museum is named, said she was personally moved by such an outpouring of support for the both the museum and her grandfa-ther.

    Im overwhelmed, absolute-ly overwhelmed, that the two com-

    panies and the community would throw and event like this in honor of him, said Calloway.

    Chennault still holds the record in China for shooting down the most enemy planes. Chennault has 299 confirmed kills and is suspected of at least that many unconfirmed kills

    while battling the Japanese in World War II. His squadron only lost 12 planes.

    La. Secretary of State Tom Schedler, whose office is in charge of museums throughout the state, showered praise on the event orga-nizers for believing in the impor-

    tance of museums.This type of corporate and com-

    munity support makes my job much easier, said Schedler.

    Schedler took the opportunity to reinforce his belief that muse-ums should re-main under the office of the sec. of state. A re-cent movement in Baton Rouge has tried to shift control to the lieutenant governors office.

    Jim Goyne, senior consultant with Huawei in Monroe, said more events like this one can be expected now that the company is operating in Monroe. Huawei is the first exam-ple of a major Centurylink supplier to come to the city.

    Wherever we do business, we like to be socially responsible, said Goyne.

    Though Huawei may not be a household name in America yet, Goyne said it soon will be. The com-pany plans to launch a public rela-tions campaign to increase brand identity in the United States.

    Museum expansion plans take flight

    photo courtesy of Chennault Aviation Museum


    by Cole Avery


    Chinese company helps raise $50k toward additions

    contact Cole Avery [email protected]

    Somewhere in China, Gen. Claire Lee Chennault guides his troops to battle during World War II.


    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-Mete-rie) and La. Treasurer John Kennedy (R-Madisonville) prescribed a dou-ble-dose of deep cuts and tax reform as the remedy for the nations ailing financial system.

    Those may be hard pills to swal-low, but its the medicine voters who are sick of the money problems seem ready to take.

    A standing-room only crowd gathered at the ULM library con-ference center to voice their con-cerns that ris-ing medical costs and entitlement programs will be the death of the na-tion.

    Angry citizens blasted Obamacare as being too expensive to maintain. They also slammed Medicare, Med-icaid and Social Security, saying too many people using the programs never pay any taxes and use them longer than they should.

    A few harshly criticized Congress leadership. One man told Vitter that [Congress] should be ashamed of themselves.

    I agree, Vitter responded. Of the record low Congressional approv-al rating, Vitter said, I would like to find those [who approve] and ask

    them how they can possibly think we are doing a good job.

    Vitter, who voted against the debt ceiling bill, echoed his long-stand-ing position that entitlement pro-grams are holding the nation back. He said the U.S. needs a simplified tax code that eliminates special inter-

    est exemptions. The ideal code would not increase taxes on the wealthy or corporations because higher taxes would stifle any growth the economy has experienced, he said.

    Kennedy, who Vitter called the leading voice on economic matters in Baton Rouge, used the forum to ad-

    dress continuing debate about high-er education funding in La. He said Baton Rouges solution is to raise tu-ition, a policy he believes will keep people from going to school.

    If anyone tells you there have been a lot of reforms in higher ed., thats just not true. Its all lip ser-

    vice, said Kennedy of recent claims from Baton Rouge that the higher ed-ucation situation in La. is improving. Talk is cheap. Youve got to look at actions.

    To solve the funding shortfalls in education, universities should spe-cialize in select programs and stop competing for various programs some have and others want, the trea-surer said.

    I would rather have three great engineering programs than eight me-diocre ones, said Kennedy.

    Vitter agrees higher tuitions are not the right solution, and they have probably hurt students. However, he feels the issue should be left in the hands of state lawmakers.


    U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-Meterie) told voters that political stalling from the White House could be to blame for problems with the V-Vehicles Company (VVC) factory.

    I cant say for sure, but it wouldnt surprise me, said Vitter when asked if he thought President Barack Obama might have political reasons for delaying the plant.

    VVC, a new auto company that planned to build its first manufacturing plant in Monroe, was denied more than $320 million in Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufac-turing loan money from the Department of Energy last March. The project has been on hold ever since.

    A large crowd of angry voters filled the ULM library conference center to voice concerns about the nations financial situation. Many demanded to know what state leaders were doing to further the VVC project.

    Vitter said state leaders, specifically Congressman Rod-ney Alexander (R-Quitman) and U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-New Orleans,) have been working very hard to get the project going again.

    Vitter said they have met with resistance from the Obama administration. He said repeated requests for a meeting with DOE Secretary Steven Chu have been de-nied.

    Were trying to get insight into their thought process, and its like talking to a brick wall, said Vitter.

    The DOEs letter to VVC cited concerns about the com-panys financial viability as the reason the loan was de-nied. VVC planned to build a new type of fuel-efficient car in Monroe.


    Angry voters: Save our sick financial system

    U.S. Senator David Vitter explains his two-step remedy to soothe the nations financial woes and bring some peace to an enraged electorate.

    photo by Robert Brown

    Vitter says stalled car plant a possible political ploy

    Vitter, Kennedy field questions from fiery crowd

    Talk is cheap. Youve got to look

    at actions.La. Treasurer John Kennedy

    13%Gallup poll finds congressional approval rating at its lowest point in U.S. history

    by Cole Avery

    contact Cole Avery [email protected]

    by Cole Avery

    contact Cole Avery [email protected]

    VVC Quick Facts

    $19.6 Billion: Est. economic output *

    1,400: Est. amount of direct jobs created*

    1,800: Est. amount of indirect jobs created*

    $10,000: Est. price of proposed new car

    40: Est. miles-per-gallon new car would get

    *Figures based on LSU economic impact study



    Reports during the summer that four tenured chemistry profes-sors were fired and re-hired in less-er positions were exaggerated, ULM Chemistry Department Head Rich-ard Thurlkill said.

    The American Association for Uni-versity Professors issued a statement in June criticizing the University of Louisiana System for Southeasterns firing of tenured French professors after their French program was cut. The fired professors were then of-fered jobs as instructors with consid-erably less pay.

    The statement warned that ULM planned to do the same to its ten-ured chemistry professors since the degree program was cut last spring.

    Thurlkill said that no one in the ULM Chemistry department was fired or reassigned.

    That was never really present-ed as a viable option here, Thurlkill said. Someone may have men-tioned it at some point in time but not as an official statement or defi-nite possibility.

    Thurlkill said the AAUP was con-cerned about ULM because of what happened at Southeastern. He felt the statement was more of a warning the union would come down hard on ULM if the same thing happened here.

    Though he does not think profes-sors will be fired, Thurlkill does ad-mit it is possible they could be. How-ever, professors may begin leaving on their own because they will not have students to help with their re-search.

    Thurlkill said potential profes-sors look for a ready supply of students to assist with research. If no bachelors program exists, the pool of po-tential student researchers shrinks, which in turn could drive away professors wanting to continue their research.

    If [the pool of students] dries up, and it will, we wont have a ready supply of students. Thats going to damage our research, said Thurlkill.

    Thurlkill said he expects the pro-gram to experience a near-complete personnel turnover within the next two or three years. A similar turn-over has already happened once af-ter the University cut the Chemistry masters program a few years ago.

    One tenure-tract professor has al-ready left to pursue research else-where. Former assistant professor Jason Carr left ULM to conduct re-search at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. His position has been filled as an instructor position.

    The AAUP saw the actions of Southeastern as an attack on ten-ure, a policy the union says should be protected.

    If senior professors with tenure can be fired and then immediately offered employment as short-term instructors, then tenure is essentially meaningless in the UL System, said the statement by Michael F. Berube, chair of the AAUP Subcommittee on Program Closures.

    Tenured chemistry profs keep jobs despite deep cutsUnion warns UL System tenure could be in jeopardy

    contact Cole Avery [email protected]

    The Chemistry and Natural Sciences Building still houses tenured chemistry professors. The future of the program remains uncertain following the cuts from last spring.

    by Cole Avery

    photo by Robert Brown


    If senior professors with tenure can be

    fired...then tenure is

    essentially meaningless in the UL System.Michael Benube, AAUP

    Mon, August 22 Project 17 Lunch Social 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Quad Yahzoo and Water Balls 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Bayou Park Fish Fry and Frisbees 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Bayou Park Ice Cream and Karaoke 7 p.m.-9 p.m. WesleyTues, August 23 Campus Showcase 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Quad Lunch Social 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Quad Religion Forum 5:30 p.m. SUB Ballrooms Chi Alpha Luau 7:00 p.m. QuadWed, August 24 Dunking Booth and more! 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Quad Make Wax Hands! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Quad BCM Steak - Out 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. SUB Ballrooms Convocation March 4:40 p.m. starts at fountain Convocation 5 p.m. Fant-Ewing Coliseum Ice Cream Social 6 p.m. Fant-Ewing Coliseum Video Game Tournament 7 p.m. SUB BallroomsThur, August 25 Lunch Social, Live Music: Petey Thigpen 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Quad NPHC Block Party 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Bayou Park CCM: Concert on the Corner 6 p.m.-8 p.m. CCM NPC Orientation 8 p.m. SUB BallroomsFri, August 26 Spirit Day 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Scott Plaza Volleyball Tournament 1 p.m. Sand Volleyball Courts Comedian Taylor Williamson 6 p.m. Stubbs 100

    Week of Welcome 2011 Event Schedule


    Its officially the start of a brand new semester filled with brand new opportu-nities. With a fresh staff, high hopes and a whole lot of drive, we at the Hawk-eye are excited to present to you our redesigned paper.

    Each year we work tirelessly to build on the foundations that were left the year before. We strive to reach greater heights. Were always looking to raise ex-pectations. This year will be no different.

    For those readers from last semester, perhaps you recognize that we have gone to a larger format. We are also preparing special edition papers with eight full color pages for you to enjoy. Dont forget our website where you can find sports updates, photo packages and online exclusives.

    Of course, our main goal is to provide you with the latest news. We are all very serious about doing our best to distribute the news of ULM to you, our readers.

    We could put in as much effort as we want, but without readers, we are noth-ing. Pick up our paper. Read it. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to it each week.

    More than that, wed love to hear from you. If we get it right, let us know. If we get it wrong, call us out.

    As a student publication, we realize that there is always room for improve-ment. This year we strive to become a more recognized and integral part of this campus. Send us your thoughts. We take them seriously.

    Until then, we look forward to serving you and your news needs.-Hawkeye Staff of 2011-2012

    If I were to ask you what you thought of Lon-don right now, what would you tell me? Until this July, I would say London was that faraway, magical place I only dreamed of before study-ing abroad with the British Studies Program.

    Imagine it: Half a world away, a bustling city opens its borders to accept you. After a nine hour plane ride, you hop aboard a coach and travel through this new country where its al-most impossible not to say We arent in Kan-sas anymore...

    I felt a keen shiver of fear and excitement as the only ULM student to participate in the BSP program this year.

    For a month, I was part of the daily work-ings in one of the most world-renowned cities known to history. I walked the streets, ate the food, read the papers and knew I was experi-encing the world in a way in which few stu-

    dents might ever have the chance. Before it was time to pack my bags and

    head back for Monroe, I felt as if I were leav-ing a second home filled with new and precious memories.

    About a week after I returned, I saw that same familiar city in flames.

    Riots had burst out and covered the news. The streets I walked just days before became scenes of chaos and violence. I watched the television in stunned silence, remembering my July home.

    It gave me reason to pause and think: What happened to that poised and dignified British atmosphere? What had changed so drastically in such little time to transform this country into the mirror of itself?

    All countries have the capability to become a ticking time bomb, where one event might trig-ger a whole series of choas. The world is home to many different people. Despite the trials life throws our way, I believe that people will al-ways be brought together to put the pieces back into their rightful place.

    After all, it takes the darkest of times for lights to shine their brightest. For a case like this, I find the British World War II adage a fit-ting resolution for those in the face of adversi-ty: Keep calm and carry on.


    Remembering London:Hoping for good in chaotic times



    illustration by Srdjan Marjanovic

    contact Kelsey Hargrove [email protected]

    England, why so serious?

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    by Kelsey Hargrove

    con-tac t

    A message from ULM President Nick Bru-no caused quite a splash this summer after it was decided the Lake C. Oxford Natatorium would be closed for the fall semester.

    The decision was made after a study showed approximately $1.8 million in repairs are needed. The study also showed less than 25 students visited the natatorium a day.

    Many feared the close would become per-manent as the Student Government Associa-tion readily looked for new alternatives to the worn-down facility, alternatives it said would spend student fees more wisely.

    We felt it best that our students and this administration use the down-time produc-tively as we consider our alternatives, Bruno wrote in the message to ULM faculty and staff on July 7.

    SGA at first said the need for an Olym-pic sized pool was not necessary to ac-commodate the scant number of students using the facility, especially since ULM no longer has a swimming team. The SGA in-stead opted for a more leisurely, outdoor pool that could better be used for student recreation. The current natatorium could then be converted into a multipurpose fa-cility that would seat approximately 1,000 people.

    The natatoriums potential closure in Dec. is not a dilemma only affecting students. The community has already opened communications in hopes of finding a strategy that works in favor of all parties involved.

    As the only indoor regulation pool in the area, utilized by more than 29 identi-fied stakeholders, some in the community felt the closing of the natatorium was a de-cision too important to be made so hast-ily.

    After several meetings with both sides, SGA President Brooke Dugas emailed a new commitment plan to students on Thur., Aug. 18.

    In a statement, Dugas promised to keep the natatorium open for the fall semes-ter while students take time to explore all possibilities for the facility. As mandated in the commitment, a final decision will be reached by Dec. 1, 2011.

    I am very proud that our students have addressed this matter with such profes-sionalism and in a spirit of collaboration,

    Bruno said in response to the cooperation between the student body and community of Monroe. Bruno said students have three ba-sic options to choose from:

    1 Close the natatorium, use the $25 nata-torium fee that students currently pay to invest in an outdoor swimming facility and devise another effective way to use the cur-rent building.

    2 Renovate the existing natatorium. This plan would keep it the way it current-ly stands with the non-student community taking on more of the fee charges. This would more proportionately distribute the cost of maintaining the facility among students, fac-ulty and other members of the community.

    3 Perhaps the most ambitious plan would be a collaborative effort of all

    concerned people to give a facelift to the na-tatorium. The community of Monroe has al-ready received a design by Water Technolo-gy Inc. that shows possibilities. The design re-flects a number of students requests for what they would like in a new pool, even includ-ing plans for an outdoor pool as the SGA had hoped to see. (See proposed aquatic complex below)

    Bruno said a straw poll will be taken at the beginning of Sept. Students can take a stance on which option they will stand in favor of as a future part of their community.

    Details of when and where the straw poll vote will take place have yet to be released.

    Fate of the

    Whats next?

    contact Kelsey Hargrove [email protected]

    by Kelsey Hargrove

    Water Technology, Inc consents for publication in ULM Hawkeye Newspaper provided Water Technology, Inc is cited as the aquatic design and engineer.



    Just outside her office door in the Fant-Ew-ing collesium, Dr. Lisa Colvin is met each day with a picturesque view of the Lake C. Oxford Natatorium. After hearing the summers pro-posal to close the Natatorium, the kinesiolo-gy professor said, I cried for days. I felt a part of my soul had been torn apart.

    Colvin said she was overwhelmed by a ter-rible sense of hopelessness, feeling that there was no way to fight what had seemingly al-ready been decided.

    On July 29, Colvin created the Facebook group called Save the ULM Natatorium, which at its peak drew in over 1,500 mem-bers. Students, graduates and community members have come to this open forum to say their peace.

    Colvins deep love for the Natatorium spurred her efforts to keep it alive. She said the facility is merely an ugly duckling waiting to change into a beautiful swan.

    It has been a death by neglect, she said, recalling the days when events were held

    from dawn to dusk with a ready flow of pa-trons. If we fix it up right, with the commu-nitys help, we could have it back up.

    Ready to hear all view points, Colvin ea-gerly read the suggestions posted to Face-book. Renovation ideas were then taken and given to Water Technology Inc., the nations largest firm of aquatic design, to help visual-ize the possibilities. Concept art based on the groups input is available. (See the proposed aquatic complex on page 8)

    Colvin says that students have the respon-

    sibility to think of what would be best for the community. Saving the natatorium for future generations could become the legacy of the students here today, she said. Hopeful that students would see the value of the diamond in the rough, Colvin said, The natatorium is a legacy worth saving, and you guys can do it!

    contact Kelsey Hargrove [email protected]

    join the Save the ULM Natatorium group on Facebook

    Teacher creates Facebook group to save natatoriumby Kelsey Hargrove

    Colvin has been swimming at ULM since 1984. Here she poses for a photo while enjoying the pool. Other pictures are courtesy of Colvin and members of her Facebook group.




    Take a photo with your iOS device or im-port a photo from your digital camera to your

    Mac or PC.New photos are automatically sent

    to iCloud after you take them or im-port them.

    iCloud helps you manage your photos efficiently so you dont run out of storage space on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

    Your Photo Stream album holds a rolling collection of 1,000 photos.


    Jobs forecast clear: iCloud future is bright

    Imagine youre on a fishing trip and you just snapped a shot of the the one that didnt get away on your iPhone. Before you can even get to shore, your picture is already at home.

    Steve Jobs told a crowd of about 5,200 attendees at the World Wide Development Conference the same thing. He spoke about iCloud, the newest software launching in the Fall for Apple. Jobss promising presenta-tion showed the revolutionary way your digital life can be managed in the cloud.

    The iCloud idea is very simple. Take a picture, and it is automatical-ly pushed to your other Apple devic-es. That iTunes purchase you made on your iPad will no longer have to be synced to your computer with a cord.

    Be it on your Mac, iPhone or iPad, you can transfer your documents across all your devices effortlessly, without ever attaching a cord to your device.

    The way it works seems simple. If you have a file or document that you want on all your devices but can nev-er find time to actually move it man-ually, iCloud could become useful for you. The file is sent to your personal iCloud storage (up to 5Gigabytes free of charge) and then is pushed to your devices via Wi-Fi or 3G.

    The logic behind it all is that we dont need the PC as our anchor for file management and organization. The PC has been the digital hub of your digital life, Jobs explains.

    For the better part of 10 years, it has worked. Now Apple seems to be making that hub in the cloud. An-choring to the PC as the place to keep track of music, pictures and every-thing else was the best route 10 years

    ago. Now, Apple is pushing to make this storage and organization easier by developing iCloud.

    With every Apple device capable of communicating with the cloud via Wi-Fi or 3G, this could be one of the easiest ways to organize, share and work with your per-sonal files.

    iClouds compatibility across all devices is easy and thought-less on part of the user, as shown in Apples marketing for iCloud.

    One of the strongest points of iClouds presenta-tion was Documents in the Cloud. With iCloud, you can work on a project in Mi-crosofts PowerPoint/Apples Keynotes, an essay in Word/Pages and have the same doc-uments on all your other devic-es, all without leaving your sofa to sync your iPhone, iPad or your Mac. The clouds capabilities look to make working with your documents much simpler and more organized.

    iCloud boasts a slew of new things for Apple users, but it may not end there. The software may also work for PC users with certain applica-tions, says Jobs. There are only a few applications with iCloud that are

    advertised to be capable of work-ing with PC, but it could be open to change.

    Whether youre a fishermen tak-ing a picture of the catch, a design-er whos transfering artwork from device to device or a businessman whos working on a Powerpoint for that big meeting, iCloud could make moving your files for work or play an easier and thoughtless process.

    iCloud automatical-ly downloads any new music purchase to all your devices over Wi-Fi

    or 3G if you choose.You can also download your past

    purchases.iTunes Match lets you store your

    entire collection, including music youve ripped from CDs or purchased somewhere other than iTunes for $24.99 a year.

    iTunes determines which songs in your collection are available in the iTunes store (over 18 million songs).

    Create or make ed-its to a document. Your apps can store documents

    in iCloud. Your documents automatically appear on all your devices.

    iCloud is already seamlessly inte-grated with Apple iWork apps. Youll be able to paint a masterpiece, create reminders, edit stock lists and more and have it all stay with you on all your devices, including your Mac or PC.

    New Features

    by Lane Davis

    contact Lane Davis [email protected]





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    Over the last 150 years, the average height of people in industri-alized nations has increased by 4 in (10 cm).

    In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in the world, averaging 56 (1.71 m). Today, the average height for American men is 59 (1.763 m), compared to 510 (1.843) for Swedes, and 511 (1.843) for the Dutch, the tallest Caucasians.

    The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi: 66 (1.98 m) tall.













    today in the history


    August 22

    1350 John II, also known as John the Good, succeeds Philip VI as king of France.

    1485 Henry Tudor defeats Richard III at Bosworth. This victory establishes the Tudor dynasty in England and ends the War of the Roses.

    1642 Civil war in England begins as Charles I declares war on Parliament at Nottingham.

    1717 The Austrian army forces the Turkish army out of Belgrade, ending the Turkish revival in the Balkans.

    1777 With the approach of General Benedict Arnolds army, British Colo-nel Barry St. Ledger abandons Fort Stanwix and returns to Canada.

    1849 The Portuguese governor of Macao, China, is assassinated because of his anti-Chinese policies.

    1911 The Mona Lisa, the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, is stolen from the Louvre in Paris where it had hung for more than 100 years. It was re-covered in 1913.

    1922 Michael Collins, Irish politician, is killed in an ambush.1942 Brazil declares war on the Axis powers. It is the only South American

    country to send combat troops into Europe.1945 Soviet troops land at Port Arthur and Dairen on the Kwantung Pen-

    insula in China.1945 Conflict in Vietnam begins when a group of Free French parachute

    into southern Indochina in repsonse to a successful coup by communist gue-rilla Ho Chi Minh.

    1983 Benigno Aquino, the only real opposition on Ferdinand Marcos reign as president of the Philippines, is gunned down at Manila Airport.


    Students who enjoyed the new vid-eo board at Malone Stadium can look forward to seeing more of it. Not only will the high-definition board serve fans at Warhawk football games, but Student Government Association will use it for events.

    We want to make it a place where students come and not only cheer our team on but obviously enjoy the

    interactive part a video board brings to the table, Staub said.

    The video board made its debut Saturday at the football scrimmage. After the scrimmage, fans used it to watch Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

    The athletic program proposed a partnership with the SGA that will help engage students and athletics.

    Hats off to the SGA. They jumped on it, Staub said. We want students

    to be engaged in our athletic program as much as possible.

    Malone Stadium also now features 1,500 new chair-back seats on the west side of the stadium.

    Track and fields second-place fin-ish at the 2011 Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships in Mer-freesboro, Tenn. is the best in team history. The meet ended May 15 and at the closing ceremony, Sophomore Daniel Mutai was named Co-mens Most Outstanding Track Performer and J.D. Malone was named Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year.

    In a foot race to the finish line, ULMs second place trophy repre-sents the best effort since joining the conference in 2006.

    We legitimately had a chance to win, Malone said.

    Mutai put the Warhawks in posi-

    tion to win going into the final race, where the team came up short in the 1600-meter relay. Mutai finished the weekend with one title and two run-ner-up finishes for a team-best 26 points.

    He got down here and got some quality training and some rac-es under his belt, and hes a very talented athlete, Malone said.

    Junior Luther Ambrose defend-ed his Sun Belt ti-tle in the 100-me-ter dash, clocking a time of 10.47 in the finals.

    He beat South Alabamas Anton Graphenreed, who finished second with a time of 10.58 sec.

    Ambrose also anchored the War-hawks in the mens 400-meter relay. The quartet finished with a season-

    best time of 40.93 to narrowly defeat Troy for the title. Looking to add a third win to his weekend.

    Ambrose competed in the 200-me-ter dash. He finished fifth in a time of 22.43 sec.

    Sophomore Clint Broussard cleared 2.01 meters to pick up his first Sun Belt title in the high jump adding 10 team points.

    Junior Josh Howard had a ca-reer-best leap of 15.41 meters to fin-ish runner-up in the triple jump and earn eight team points for the War-hawks. Howards jump tied the 27th best mark in the East Region.

    Junior Richard McKay had a best throw of 67.43 meters to lead the War-hawks with a third-place finish in the javelin, while senior Kyle Kent, the reigning Sun Belt champion, finished fourth with a throw of 64.43 meters.

    Mutai, Ambrose bring home gold for Warhawks


    by DeRon Talley

    by DeRonTalley

    contact DeRon Talley [email protected]

    contact DeRon Talley [email protected]

    Football players gather post-scrimmage to admire the new video board while students await the start of the movie.

    After freshman Katherine Cuntz won the 2011 LHSAA and Gatorade Player of the Year, her collegiate soc-cer career began with tears.

    Preparing for her first collegiate game, Cuntz injured her hamstring. She knew immediately she could miss time.

    It was frustrating but I knew it would get worst if I kept playing, Cuntz said.

    I pulled myself out. I was obvious-ly really frustrated, Cuntz said.

    Cuntz, a Mandeville native, at-tended school in New Orleans at St. Marys Dominican High School. Leading her high school team to a state championship, she received 2 outstanding awards, 2011 Gatorade and High School Player of the Year. The awards recognized her as one of Americas elite high school student athletes both on and off the field.

    Cuntz is no stranger to the game. She has been playing since she was five-years-old.

    When I was little it was just a fun, active sport, Cuntz said. But as I got older it allowed me to travel and meet different people.

    Having to sit out the first two games wasnt exactly how Cuntz ex-pected her college career.

    It kind of stinks, this is what I consider my first college weekend, Cuntz said.

    Cuntz said she feels she can help bring ULM to the conference tour-nament with a positive attitude along with her abilities to break attacks and

    score as an offensive player.She is rehabbing and receiv-

    ing treatment and is not allowed to practice for week to make sure her hamstring is fully healed and that it doesnt become a lingering injury as it gets closer to conference and deep-er into the season.

    Outside of soccer, Cuntz hopes to maintain a high GPA while applying herself in the classrooms.

    I want to manage my time well and whether Im in class or at soccer, I want to be doing the best I possibly can, said Cuntz.

    Cuntz plans to return for the home-opener against Northwestern State Tues., Aug. 23.

    Top-ranked soccer star suffers hamstring injury, misses season-opener

    contact LaKeitha Elmore [email protected]

    by LaKeitha Elmore

    Track and field finishes 2nd at Sun Belt Championships

    New stadium video board to unite students, athletes

    Katherine Cuntz (middle) walking off the field at Maroon and Gold game on Monday, Aug. 15.

    photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

    photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

    J.D. Malone


    In her senior season, Cuntz scored 12 goals and dished out15 assists.

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    Music soul legend Sam Cooke taught me to believe in change. No matter how long the wait, change is going to come. President Obama also assured me change I can believe in. Because of them, I wait patiently for the year ULM wins the Sun Belt Conference title and plays in a bowl game. My gut tells me I dont have to wait much longer.

    Quarterback Kolton Browning will

    lead ULM to a conference title and a bowl game in his second year at start.

    After a solid first year behind cen-ter, Browning looks to have more suc-cess through the air.

    Head coach Todd Berry said he is extremely pleased with Browning through the pre-season.

    He has really matured an awful lot from last year, said Berry.

    This team is predicted to tie third in the Sun Belt Conference Pre-season poll. The ranking is the highest since joining the conference in 2001.

    Wide receiver Luther Ambrose, of-fensive lineman Ryan McCaul, defen-sive end Ken Dorsey and safety Dari-us Prelow were voted to the Pre-sea-son All-conference team.

    Ambrose led the team with six re-

    ceiving touchdowns last season as a junior.

    He also competed this summer on the track and field where he brought home several gold medals. In the off-season, the speedy receiver added weight to get stronger on the football field. I believe he may get attention from NFL scouts in his senior year.

    Sophomore Centarius Donald is running hard out of the backfield. Along with Jyruss Edwards, Don-ald gives the Warhawks offense a du-al-threat offense. They can attack through the air and on the ground.

    Dorsey, who was voted permanent captain by his teammates, is no ted-dy bear. He led the team with 13 tack-les for lost of yards as a junior and has gotten stronger in a year.

    Its been three years and a long time coming, but I know change is going to come. Oh yes it is. The War-hawks will win the SBC title and play in a bowl game.

    Browning, ULM primed to win 1st SBC title, bowl bid

    contact DeRon Talley [email protected]

    The time is now, football to take it all

    Running back Centarius Donald (5) is tackled by two defenders at scrimmage on Aug. 20.

    photo by Srdjan Marjanovic

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    (Browning) has really matured

    an awful lot from last year.


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