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WEARETHECHAMPIONS The Mustangs continue their unstoppable romp through the Lone Star Conference, beating West Texas A&M 35-21. DOYOUPOLKA? Brave Combo visits MSU to share a refreshingly oddball sound. READ pg. 6 READ pg. 8 wichitan ht e Wednesday November 9, 2011 your campus/your news Student arrested on trespassing charge CHRIS COLLINS EDITOR IN CHIEF An MSU student was arrested by campus police Monday for criminal trespassing, after ordering a motorist to drive him to Mexico. Twenty-year-old Stanley Umoh, who lives in Pierce, entered a occupied vehicle parked in front of a residence on the 2100 block of Clarinda, according to Jeff Hughes, public information officer with the WFPD. He then told the operator of the vehicle, 27-year-old Matt White, to start driving. White is not an MSU student and was working on Clarinda when the incident occurred, Hughes said. Umoh, who was apparently unarmed, ordered White to drive him to Mexico. Hughes said Umoh reportedly told White that he had plenty of money and that they were “going to a nice place.” White drove to the intersection of Taft and Midwestern Parkway, stopped. He opened the door and ran, leaving Umoh unattended. Umoh, left in the car alone in the middle of busy intersection, also started hoofing it. Hughes said Umoh was seen jogging west toward campus, eventually slowing to a casual walk. He entered D.L. Ligon Coliseum, where he was apprehended by campus police at about noon. Hughes said arresting officers found him standing on a basketball court in the gym. Hughes said it did not appear as if Umoh was under the effects of drugs or MONSTER alcohol, but no tests were administered by officers. “It was just kind of a weird deal,” Hughes said. According to Wichita County Jail records, Umoh is not currently being detained. Umoh’s Facebook profile indicates that he works for Enterprise Rent-aCar. How to make a KARSTON PERRY FOR THE WICHITAN A town filled with frightened and clueless villagers, a tall and menacing monster, and to top it off a remote-controlled bird puppet. These are just a few of the things students will get to see when Bandersnatch, a comedic play based on Lewis Caroll’s poem Jabberwocky, premieres Nov. 17. The play, written by MSU Theater Professor Brandon Smith, features Lief, the guy who just defeated the evil Jaberwocky and now must protect the dopey townsfolk and his love Rose from an even more execrable monster, the Bandersnatch. The costumes for the play, however, are not being sewn. They are being built. And not only by theater students. MSU’s mechanical engineering department is getting into the act by bringing these rattan and paper mache animations to life with robotic parts and microcomputers. Engineering and theatre students work together to create the perfect monster in this adaptation of the Lewis Carroll poem, Jabberwocky MCT GOP debates to continue Wednesday DAVID LIGHTMAN MCT PLAY pg.3 MSU theatre student Russell McKinley displays his costume’s claws – he plays the Bandersnatch in Brandon Smith’s original play. It debuts Nov. 17. Photo by Chris Collins Republican presidential candidates will debate Wednesday night for the first time since Herman Cain became controversial, Rick Perry unveiled his optional flat-tax plan and Mitt Romney explained in detail how he’d reduce budget deficits. Cain, who scheduled a news conference Tuesday to defend himself against accusations of aggressive sexual behavior by several women, will be watched most closely. “People are still getting to know him, and the allegations are one of the most likely things people know about Herman Cain at the moment,” said Matt Grossmann, an assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University. Eight Republican candidates will spar for two hours, starting at 8 p.m. EST, at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., a Detroit suburb. CNBC will televise the debate. They’re supposed to talk about the economy in a state that’s suffered more than most. Since the last GOP debate, on Oct. 18, Romney and Cain have remained at or near the top of national Republican preference polls. Perry’s been sinking, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has maintained solid support around 10 percent, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has begun to climb to low double digits. Cain, dogged by sexual harassment accusations, is stumbling. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll taken last Wednesday through Saturday found that 35 percent said they viewed Cain negatively — double last month’s number. The poll was taken after a report Oct. 30 by the Capitol Hill newspaper Politico that when Cain headed the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, two employees accused him of aggressive sexual behavior. He kept the story going with his repeatedly changing account of what happened, saying first that he was unaware of any financial settlement with the women, then later saying a settlement had been reached. Last week, The Associated Press reported an account by a third accuser, and a fourth surfaced Monday, Sharon Bialek, the first to allow her name and face to be public.

November 9, 2011

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