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July 6, 2009

Creighton in the News

Voter 'animus' to be issue in Calif marriage case
San Francisco Examiner, July 1, 2009
Patrick Borchers, a law professor at Creighton University School of Law in Nebraska, said Proposition 8's supporters can offer plausible reasons besides moral disapproval of gays for the marriage ban.
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Pflug brood? That's about the size of it!
Omaha World-Herald, July 5, 2009
Today, that figure is a half percent — a 75 percent drop.Kid-crowded homes, once considered a necessity to help with chores and crops, have gone the way of the family farm.“As we've moved from a rural to urban society, children have gone more from being an economic asset to an economic cost,” said Charles Harper, a sociologist at Creighton University.
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Can hit song's lyrics survive till 2025?
Omaha World-Herald, July 5, 2009
“Tinkering with the Earth's atmosphere that began in 2009, based upon limited scientific knowledge assumed to be omniscient, will be the cause for the second Ice Age experienced by the world citizens in 2525.” — Anthony Hendrickson, a dean and information systems and technology professor at Creighton University, 51
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Flag display opens Saturday at Interpretive Center
Sioux City Journal, July 3, 2009
The display is at the center of "Our Stories: World War II Veterans Remember Extraordinary Times." The encore exhibition comprises portraits by the Rev. Don Doll, professor of photojournalism who holds the Charles and Mary Heider Endowed Jesuit Chair at Creighton University; stories by Tim Gallagher , award-winning Sioux City Journal staff writer; and World War II images from the National Archives.
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Index Points to Slow Recovery
Casper Star-Tribune, July 4, 2009
The recession continued in June, but some signs suggest the downturn is abating. For the seventh consecutive month, a Wyoming business conditions index compiled by Creighton University in Omaha remained below "growth neutral," but June was an improvement from May.
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Basketball: Jays see big results with Duval's strength program
Omaha World-Herald, July 3, 2009
Dana Altman is a show-me guy.The Creighton basketball coach has heard that his players have taken to the new conditioning program run by strength coach Zach Duval. He gets progress reports and sees an extra muscle or two on some of his players when they stop by his office.
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Baseball: No place like CU for Servais
Omaha World-Herald, July 3, 2009
Sometimes it takes getting away for a person to appreciate how good things are at home.That’s how Creighton baseball coach Ed Servais views his experience last month in interviewing for the head coaching job at Wake Forest.“Sometimes when you look from afar, you think they have some things that we don’t have. And they do,’’ he said. “But we have some things happening that are really exciting when you look toward the future. It left me convinced that we are not that far away if everything works out.”
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Soccer: Coach gets a kick out of top-tier preseason rating
Omaha World-Herald, July 2, 2009
Creighton soccer coach Bob Warming must have missed the Coaching 101 class the day they went over how to react to glitzy preseason rankings. Warming's Bluejays are second in the College Soccer News poll, the first of the preseason rankings to appear. Instead of delivering the standard response on how preseason rankings mean nothing, Warming's reaction to the news is an emphatic “Wonderful.''
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CU's Ruf, Cafaro have golden touch
Omaha World-Herald, July 2, 2009
A Gold Glove ranks as one of the most difficult awards for a college baseball player to win. Only nine are handed out each season. In the three years that the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings have awarded them, only three schools have had more than one player win one. And no school has had two winners in the same year until Creighton's Darin Ruf and Vicente Cafaro pulled off the accomplishment this season.
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