F R I D A Y OCTOBER 17, 2003
THE BROWN DAILY HERALD Volume CXXXVIII, No. 94
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Students mourn Sox loss
Search for Med School dean in the “early stage”
BY MERYL ROTHSTEIN
BY JULIETTE WALLACK
All across campus, students made threats, cursed and swore they’d marry Aaron Boone. In the end, the yelps of triumphant Yankees fans just barely drowned out the sound of thrown chairs and even louder expletives from anguished Red Sox supporters. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-5 Thursday night in the seventh game of the American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series. Their comeback from an early 4-0 Red Sox lead lasted into the 11th inning and past midnight. “This is the greatest game I’ve ever seen,” said Sachin Shah ’05, a Yankees fan. Shah, along with 15 or so friends, watched the game on a six-by-eight foot projection screen, the largest rented out by media services, set up in a cramped Barbour common
Sorleen Trevino / Herald
see ALCS, page 21
Students watched the game all over campus, from fraternities to Jo’s and the Gate to Max’s and students’ houses.Walking down Thayer or along side streets, major plays were announced by loud cheers or curses.
Boston University, began exploring tissue engineering while working on her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Since Desai knew she wanted to work with drug delivery in the context of a contemporary problem, diabetes was “a natural area to focus on,” she said. For her Ph.D. project, Desai created a nano-porous
A new dean of the medical school and biological sciences could be in place by the beginning of the next academic year, but the search is “still in an early stage,” according to Provost Robert Zimmer. The University will use a search firm to lead a University committee’s search, but Zimmer said the University has not “officially” decided which firm it will use. The dean’s job is “complex” because the position requires “somebody who can go all the way from dealing with the complexities of an academic medical center … to ensuring the quality of the undergraduate experience,” Zimmer said. The ideal candidate might not have experience in every area. “It’s tough imagining one person having experience in all those directions,” he said. “We’re looking for somebody who can oversee an operation.” The 20-member search committee includes faculty, staff, Corporation members and students. With the assistance of the search firm, the committee will conduct an “open national search,” Zimmer said. The group is not considering any specific candidates as of now, he said. No matter whom the committee chooses, he should value the mission of the medical school, according to Stephen Smith, associate dean for medical education. “I think we have a distinctive medical school with a deep and abiding commitment to the concept of a socially responsible
see DESAI, page 20
see MED SCHOOL, page 20
Binding early decision isn’t always so “binding”
Desai ’94 named one of world’s 10 most brilliant scientists BY ELISE BARAN
BY MERYL ROTHSTEIN
High school seniors everywhere are tackling the decision of whether or not to apply early to Brown. If accepted early, they’re required to join Brown’s Class of 2008, according to The College’s guidelines and the advice of every college counselor in the country. But even binding early decision is not mandatory for everyone. Occasionally, students request to be released from their binding early decision when they feel they cannot afford the financial aid package they have received, said Michael Goldberger, director of admission. Last year, four students were released from their early decision agreement. Three students were released the year before, Goldberger said. Accepted students with concerns about their financial aid package contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission and are then directed to the Office of Financial Aid, he said. Some families will be able to make certain adjustments to the package, but, “if the family feels that the award is not going to allow them to take advantage of a Brown education,” the student
must contact the office to say they cannot accept the early decision offer, said Michael Bartini, director of financial aid. The admission office would then release the student from binding decision and most likely withdraw the offer of admission as well, Goldberger said. “If we felt that they were playing by the rules,” the admission see BINDING, page 21
Thanks to Tejal Desai ’94, needle-shy diabetics may no longer have to face their fears. Popular Science recently named Desai one of the world’s ten most brilliant scientists for her work with insulin implants and oral delivery mechanisms. Desai, who is currently an associate professor of biomedical engineering at
Actress Kate Burton ’79 returns to Brown stage and her roots BY MICHAEL RUDERMAN
On Thursday, Tony Award-winning actress Kate Burton ’79 stepped back on the stage where her career began. Speaking in Leeds Theatre, Burton said she discovered her passion for acting while at Brown. “Many of the tools I learned here have stayed with me throughout my career,” Burton said. A history and Russian studies concentrator at Brown, Burton decided her senior year she wanted to pursue acting rather than a career in diplomacy. Daughter of the legendary screen actor Richard Burton, she said she “joined the family business” by following in her father’s footsteps. But Burton said it was difficult to escape
being seen as only her father’s daughter instead of a talented actress in her own right. Since graduating, Burton has had a distinguished career in theater, film and television, but she has always loved the theater most, she said. After leaving Brown, Burton completed a graduate program in theater at Yale University. There she worked with many famous actors who would become future colleagues and life long friends. “I got to watch Frances McDormand become an actress,” she said. The day after she received her degree from Yale, Burton moved to New York City and soon starred in a production with her see BURTON, page 21
I N S I D E F R I D AY, O C T O B E R 1 7 , 2 0 0 3 High-energy and entertaining musical “Bat Boy” opens on the main stage arts & culture, page 3
Student-written “No Returns” skillfully discusses life and death at PW arts & culture, page 5
Alums establish national organization to combat human trafficking page 7
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Tony-award winning actress Kate Burton ’79 returned to Brown during a break in filming a movie in Maine.
TO D AY ’ S F O R E C A S T Brian Rainey ’04 says conservatives argue for “intellectual diversity” to obtain more power column, page 15
Ruggers come together to defeat Boston College 18-17 after heavy loss to UNH sports, page 16
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ARTS & CULTURE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2003 · PAGE 3 ARTS & CULTURE REVIEW
Hilarious musical “Bat Boy” showcases tabloid plot BY MASHA KIRASIROVA
“Bat Boy: The Musical” combines a host of tabloid-worthy plot twists, monster movie parodies and references to Disney musicals and other Broadway plays. The hilarious, high-energy off-Broadway hit made its Brown mainstage debut Thursday at the Stuart Theatre. The story is based on Bat Boy, a recurring character in the Weekly World News, the infamous supermarket tabloid. The play adopts the magazine story in which three small town kids discover this halfboy, half-bat creature (Lance Rubin ’04) in a cave in West Virginia. The whimsical good ol’ boy sheriff (Steven Levenson ’06) decides to bring the boy to the home of local veterinarian Dr. Thomas Parker (Ben Sugar ’03.5), who looks like a crossbreed between Alec Baldwin and Wolverine. Overcome with motherly affection, Mrs. Parker (Caitlin Marshall ’05) proceeds to educate and transform Bat Boy into a gentleman with an English accent. After initially persuading her husband to keep Bat Boy alive with promises of conPhoto courtesy of Brown University
Nora Blackall ’07 and Lance Rubin ’04 star in “Bat Boy:The Musical” playing now on the main stage.
see BAT BOY, page 23
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ARTS & CULTURE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2003 · PAGE 5 ARTS & CULTURE REVIEW
Melancholy masterpiece about frozen parents BY JEN SOPCHOCKCHAI
Those who dream about cryogenically freezing themselves when they die must see Production Workshop’s “No Returns.” And think twice. “No Returns,” written and directed by Leah Mann ’03.5, chronicles the plight of Genie, 25 years old and still living with her cryogenically frozen parents. Rather than hiding her popsicled parents, Genie chooses to display them as a public exhibit, attracting a whole slew of interesting characters in the process. Her life becomes even more complicated when the police catch wind of her illegally preserved parents, and a tumultuous trial ensues. This melancholy masterpiece comes to a slow boil, but still manages to simmer at a level of fascination and excellence. The pace is slow, and most of the scenes feature character dialogue bereft of any tangible action, but “No Returns” still draws in audience members with its subtle yet deeply philosophical quality — pondering the nature of Elizabeth Forsyth / Herald
Production Workshop’s “No Returns” runs through Monday at T.F. Green.
see PW, page 25
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CAMPUS NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2003 · PAGE 7
Expos. writing program off to the right start
Alums lead national fight against human trafficking
BY MILES HOVIS
BY MILES HOVIS
Polaris, the North Star, once used by slaves to guide their way along the Underground Railroad to freedom, is again leading victims of modern human subjugation out of bondage — 150 years later. “What most people don’t understand is that slavery still exists in the 21st Century,” said Katherine Chon ’02, speaking from the office of the Polaris Project in Washington, D.C. Chon and Derek Ellerman ’02 founded the nonprofit organization, named for the North Star, in the spring of 2002 to address the issue of human trafficking. Chon and Ellerman met during their senior year at Brown and found they shared a common concern for the problem, which Chon described as organized networks that ensnare women and children in prostitution and pornography rings. Although the United States is one of the world’s top recipients of international human trafficking — as many as 20,000 victims — Chon said trafficking of an even greater magnitude occurs entirely within the country. Some 300,000 to 400,000 U.S. citizens are currently victims of trafficking, she said. Chon, who graduated with a degree in psychology, studied societal violence see POLARIS, page 24
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CLIMBING HIGH: Melissa Landman, a child who lives in the area, climbs a wall Thursday afternoon on Manning Walk, a free of charge activity sponsored by the Brown Outing Club and R.I. Rock Gym.
Only two years old, Brown’s Expository Writing program is flourishing, attracting top faculty and students alike. Such notables as Tracy Breton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for the Providence Journal, and many other published writers and scholars of distinction are on the faculty. Brown students from all disciplines are also taking notice of the program. Lawrence Stanley, director of the Expository Writing program and a Senior Lecturer in English, said students find “the unique setup of the program” appealing. Expository writing brings together journalism, creative nonfiction and academic essay writing, three fields which normally remain separated within the broad discipline of English. “By combining the three, different possibilities for writing open up,” Stanley said. Stanley said the creative nonfiction prong of the academic triangle is the driving force behind the creation of new concepts in writing. Some types of writing take a distinct and narrow form, “like the inverted pyramid for journalism, or the thesis-centered, argumentative style of academic essay writing,” he said. Creative nonfiction, on the other hand, “broadens parameters of the narrasee EXPOS, page 27
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WORLD & NATION FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2003 · PAGE 9
For Red Sox, the dent worsens NEW YORK (L.A. Times) — The ball had just disappeared into a bouncing mass of left-field blue, the tears had just filled Joe Torre’s eyes, the New York Yankees had just started a mad dancing dash to home plate, when their house was filled with a song. “Start spreading the news ...” Tim Wakefield had just begun his trudge into the remorse-splattered Boston Red Sox dugout, Trot Nixon had just walked into a right-field shower of beer and trash, Pedro Martinez had just gone into a staring trance from the bench, as the song continued. “I want to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep, and find I’m king of the hill, top of the heap ...” By the time Aaron Boone had crossed home plate with one of the most dramatic home runs in baseball history, Yankee Stadium residents were singing while Northeasterners were despairing. Spread the news, indeed. The Yankees are the Yankees again, with all their drama and greatness. The Red Sox are the Red Sox again, with all their pain and regret. Twenty-five years ago, it was Bucky Dent. This time, it was Bucky Pound, Bucky Smash, Bucky Pummel. This time, it was a pinch-runner and defensive replacement who finished them, Boone connecting on the first pitch in the 11th inning from Wakefield to give the Yankees a 6-5 victory in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. “When I joined the Yankees, this is the kind of thing I wanted to be part of,” Boone said. “The perfect ending.” For the Yankees, and the Red Sox. In the 93 years since the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees, they have yet to beat the Yankees in a truly meaningful game. But it’s never been this bad. This time, the Red Sox had one of their best pitchers in history on the mound in the eighth inning with a threerun lead. Pedro Martinez was smoking. Roger Clemens had been knocked out. The Red Sox were five outs from advancing to a winnable World Series against the Florida Marlins, a World Series which the Red Sox have not won since 1918. Then it happened, as only it can happen to Boston. This wasn’t a ball between a first baseman’s legs.
see SOX, page 10
Ryan Guilmartin (left) and Adam Buggia watch from a bar near Fenway Park in Boston as the New York Yankees tie the game against the Boston Red Sox in game 7 of the American League Championship.The Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-5 in the 11th inning to advance to the World Series.
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Sox continued from page 9 This was a hatchet between a franchise’s eyes. With one out, Derek Jeter shortened his swing and chopped a double to right field. Bernie Williams fought off a twostrike fastball to single to center, scoring Jeter, closing the gap to one run. A man ran around the right field bleachers waving a Babe Ruth uniform, begging fans to touch it for luck. Thousands resumed their earlier chanting of “Bleep you, Pedro.” At this point, the Red Sox should have said, “See you, Pedro.” He was clearly finished. His manager, Grady Little, visited him on the mound to talk about it. Martinez refused to leave. Little relented. This, even after Little had heard about Dusty Baker and his problems with Kerry Wood in the Chicago Cubs’ loss on Wednesday. “Pedro wanted to stay in there,” Little said. “He wanted to get the job done just as he has many times for us all season long.” Turns out, the Yankees wanted him on the mound, too. Hideki Matsui came to the plate, fell behind 0-and-2 on a fastball and curveball, then calmly lasered another fastball down the right-field line for another double, moving Williams to third. What was previously so difficult suddenly seemed too easy. But Little still wouldn’t budge. “He’s had enough left in his tank to finish off Posada,” Little said. Seemingly everyone in the stadium knew he didn’t. Sure enough, Jorge Posada waited through four mediocre pitches before finding one he could knock into center field for a two-run double.
The score was tied but, these being the Yankees and Red Sox, the game was over. It required a few more innings, but it was over. There is a reason that, since 1920, the Yankees have won 39 pennants while the Red Sox have won four. There is a reason that, in that same time period, the Yankees have won 26 world championships and the Red Sox have won none. This night was that reason, a night finished off with a wasted reliever and an uncertain third baseman. The reliever are Mariano Rivera, pitching more than two innings for the first time in seven years, biting his knuckles and kicking the dirt and allowing just two hits and no runs. “I was thinking, ‘We have to get this game,’” said Rivera. “‘I have to do my best, and get a chance to win, give him a chance to hit that home run.’” Him, of course, was Boone, a late summer acquisition who, when the night started, was benched for Enrique Wilson because Wilson fared better against Martinez. Enrique Wilson? “This game humbles you all the time in good ways and bad ways,” said Boone. And when the other team has no choice but to use a knuckleballer for a reliever, well, the humbling is memorable. “I felt like I was floating,” said Boone of his home-run trot. The same could be said for the Wakefield’s pitch, which just sat there, as if on a tee, waiting for Boone to knock it out. Later, in the crowded Red Sox clubhouse, Wakefield was crying. In the crowded Yankee clubhouse, aging coach Don Zimmer was crying. Just another night of high drama in baseball’s high church, maybe the most chilling night ever, the Yankees forever being the Yankees, the Red Sox forever being the Red Sox.
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California Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, introduces President George W. Bush to a standing ovation by a group of local business leaders at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center in downtown San Bernardino, Calif.
Schwarzenegger meets Bush in Calif., postpones appeal SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (L.A. Times)
— With broad grins and matching gray suits, President Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger embraced one another physically and politically on Thursday, with the governor-elect putting off a promise to appeal for White House help with California’s economic and budget troubles. Last week, at a news conference following his election victory, Schwarzenegger had said he wanted to meet with Bush “as quickly as possible because I have a whole bunch of business, California business, to talk to him about and to take care of.” “We have been paying — for each dollar that we have been paying on federal taxes, we only have been getting back 77 cents,” he said. “So I want to collect, you know, some of that money.” The meeting came soon enough: a half-hour private conversation at the Mission Inn in Riverside, nine days after the recall election. But Schwarzenegger steered away from detailed requests for federal help, saying afterward that
doing so now might have spoiled a chance to cultivate a crucial political friendship. “I felt the first meeting would be much more beneficial if we start the meeting by building up a relationship and building up a foundation rather than jumping in there right away and asking about specific things,” Schwarzenegger said at a news conference, where he spoke against the backdrop of an enormous American flag. The meeting came during a busy post-election period for Schwarzenegger, who said he is working “from morning to night” interviewing candidates for jobs and studying thousands of resumes. “That is all we do right now,” he said. “Sometimes it goes to midnight.” Next week Schwarzenegger plans to travel to Sacramento, where he is scheduled to meet with legislative leaders. Gov. Gray Davis said Thursday in an interview that he and Schwarzenegger also will meet next week. That meeting is expected to take place Thursday
in the Capitol, an administration official said. While Schwarzenegger hopes that a close relationship with Bush can help with his budget problems, Bush’s aides have made clear that the president, too, hopes to benefit. Schwarzenegger’s election has given Bush’s advisers hope that the president could seriously contend for California’s electoral votes next year or, at minimum, force the Democratic nominee to spend time and money defending a state that Democrats have been able to count on in the last three presidential elections. At their meeting, the president and the governor-to-be spent about half their time together in private, without aides in the room. Later they sat together in Bush’s limousine for a 15-minute drive from Riverside to San Bernardino, where Bush delivered a speech to a regional economic development group. As he began his speech, see BUSH, page 22
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Anglican leaders warn U.S. Church over gay ordination LONDON (L.A. Times) — In a harsh
rebuke of the U.S. Episcopal Church, the world’s highest-ranking Anglican archbishops warned Thursday that plans by the American church to ordain a gay priest as a bishop jeopardize the unity of the Anglican Communion. The archbishops — called primates because they each lead selfgoverning national churches affiliated with Anglicanism — served notice that some of them would likely sever ties with the American church if the Rev. Canon V. Gene Robinson, a gay man, is consecrated bishop of New Hampshire as planned in two weeks. But they stopped well short of fulfilling conservatives’ wishes that the Episcopal Church be ejected from the 77-million-member worldwide communion and acknowledged that they had no power to stop Robinson’s ordination. At the end of a two-day emergency summit called by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams — the spiritual head of the worldwide communion — the
primates said they feared that Robinson’s elevation would “tear the fabric of our communion at the deepest level, and may lead to further division.” “If his consecration proceeds, we recognize that we have reached a crucial and critical point in the life of the Anglican Communion and we have had to conclude that the future of the communion will be put in jeopardy,” their statement said. Despite the increasing pressure on Robinson to voluntarily call off his ordination, he said in a telephone interview Thursday that he intended to proceed. Robinson, a divorced father of two adult daughters who has lived with his male companion for 13 years, declined further comment other than referring to a statement issued Thursday by the Diocese of New Hampshire in support of his ordination. “We grieve that others in the Anglican Communion have felt deep pain with these issues,” the diocese’s statement said. But “we reaffirm our belief that the Diocese of New Hampshire faithfully and prayerfully considered and followed a Spirit-led process for the election of our new bishop.” The U.S. church’s presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, who was among U.S. Episcopal bishops who voted to confirm Robinson’s election, offered some mixed signals here Thursday. While he signed the primates’ statement, he said he stood behind the U.S. church’s decision and said he would participate if Robinson’s consecration proceeds as scheduled on Nov. 2. But Griswold did not rule out the possibility that he would ask Robinson to reconsider. “I might do many things,” Griswold said. One of Griswold’s aides, communications director Dan England, said later that he doubted that
Griswold would ask Robinson to call off the ordination, but England added that he could not speak for Griswold. Not since the Episcopal Church broke with tradition in the 1970s and became the first Anglican body to ordain women to the priesthood has the 77-million worldwide Anglican Communion been in such turmoil and on the edge of schism. “In most of our provinces (national churches), the election of Canon Robinson would not have been possible since his chosen lifestyle would give rise to a canonical impediment to his consecration as a bishop,” the primates’ statement said. While seeking to avoid schism, the primates’ statement criticized the Episcopal Church in strong terms that surprised many church observers. That tenor reflected the increased strength of once colonial but now independent and growing Anglican churches in Africa, Asia and Latin America, which generally take a more literal view of biblical injunctions against homosexuality than do most North American and European churches. While the Episcopal Church remains wealthy and contributes a significant proportion of the mission money spent overseas, its U.S. membership is just 2.3 million. By comparison, there are an estimated 17 million Anglicans in Nigeria, whose primate, the Most Rev. Peter Akinola, has become an uncompromising critic of the U.S. church’s drift toward what he considers heresy. Akinola and other “orthodox” archbishops have threatened to break ties with the U.S. church. That could mean that priests from one national church would not, as a rule, be permitted to minister in the other church’s territory. It also see CHURCH, page 20
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"I’m certainly surprised," Phil Disharoon, an assistant special agent with the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, said of a moonshine still found in suburban Fairfax County. A homeowner discovered it hidden in a shed on his densely wooded property.
Illegal distillery found in suburban Virginia (Washington Post) — The contraption was crudely fashioned: an aluminum lobster pot, a couple of C-clamps, some plastic tubing and a Home Depot bucket. Nevertheless, the device’s purpose was pretty clear to the Fairfax County, Va., homeowner who last week found it hidden in a shed on his densely wooded property. Law enforcement officers soon confirmed the unlikely find: Someone was making moonshine in the heart of suburbia. Illicit liquor has a long and illustrious history in some parts of the country, including the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. But stumbling upon an illegal distilling operation — no matter how small — within sight of Fair Oaks Mall was enough to make officials do a doubletake. “We run across illegal alcohol on occasion, but to find a distilling apparatus?” said Phil Disharoon, assistant special agent in charge at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Alexandria office. “I’m certainly surprised.” So, too, apparently, was the homeowner who found the makeshift distillery — complete with a gas grill to cook mash —
inside the potting shed behind his Valley Road home. County police and state ABC agents quickly confiscated the apparatus, which they said appeared to have been used recently. As disturbing as finding a working moonshine still was the knowledge that someone had been running an open flame inside a shed and roaming on someone else’s land, said ABC special agent Katie E. Hudak, who tramped into the woods to investigate. Those actions, she said Wednesday, took “gumption.” The case is under investigation, preventing officials from divulging much information. Investigators did allow that the still is big enough to make singlegallon batches of the high-octane drink, which is sometimes called white lightning and rotgut. “I cannot believe a large amount could be made in this way unless you kept it ongoing,” Disharoon said. But “a little bit at a time, over time, would add up to a lot,” he added. Moonshine, which can be made for a few dollars a gallon and has been known to exceed 130 proof, dates back centuries.
The name derives from its manufacture in secret, by the light of the moon. Although moonshine peaked in popularity during and directly after Prohibition, it is still big business, with hundreds of thousands of gallons of the liquor making their way each year out of southern Virginia and North Carolina, officials said. ABC representatives said they couldn’t recall the last time a still was found in Northern Virginia. On Valley Road, where homes are situated on sprawling, forested properties, resident Karen Perry called news of a still in her neighborhood “quite a shock.” “I’m from the mountains of West Virginia, where they have moonshine activity now and then,’’ she said. “I didn’t expect to hear about it in Fairfax.” Federal law permits the manufacture of beer and wine for personal use. Distilled spirits are another story: Making your own without a license is a Class 6 felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, ABC officials said. If time behind bars isn’t enough of a deterrent, medical researchers warn that consumption carries the risk of lead poisoning.
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Lawmakers put Health-cost containment on back burner WASHINGTON (L.A. Times) — By leaving buses idled and supermarkets struggling to stay open, striking transit and grocery workers have sent a message across Southern California: The growing cost of private health insurance has become a serious problem. But angry as it is, the message has been nearly drowned out in Washington by a chorus of other health-care coverage concerns. As a result, lawmakers have given little attention in recent years to the cost of private insurance plans. Instead, they have worried about shoring up the finances of the giant Medicare system. They have been negotiating over a new prescription drug benefit for seniors. And they have been trying to help the 43 million Americans who have no health insurance. The rising cost of private health plans “has been like a stepchild to all the other problems,” said Len Nichols, a health economist with the nonpartisan Center for Studying Health System Change. “Everyone knows it’s there, but no
one wants to talk about it.” Democratic presidential candidates have made health insurance affordability a central issue, but their plans are being debated on the campaign trail, not in Congress. “I wish I could say to you they are doing something, but to date there have been no specific proposals out of the administration or from Congress that really deal with the problems of cost containment,” said Patricia Q. Schoeni, executive director of the National Coalition on Health Care, which includes businesses, unions, religious groups and others. Some health-care experts are not even sure the complaints of the California strikers should be high on the Washington agenda. “The bigger problem is people at the low end of the scale who don’t have enough dough for insurance at all,” said Stuart Butler, a health policy specialist at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. “I’m less concerned about (striking workers) in California who are ticked off that their employer can’t keep adding 20 percent to their total compensation. “I’m sorry for them, but that has nothing to do with the federal government. That’s a negotiating issue for them.” Mechanics for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority walked off the job early Tuesday in a dispute over who should pay for rising health insurance costs. Union workers at major Southern California supermarket chains went on strike or were locked out over the weekend: Among key issues in that dispute is an employer proposal to trim health benefits. Nationwide, health-care costs will jump 12 percent next year for large employers, marking the fifth straight year of double-digit increases, according to projections from Towers Perrin, a bene-
fits consulting firm. Cost hikes have often surpassed wage increases, prompting many workers to drop their employer-sponsored health plans, Nichols said. “That’s what’s driving the biggest piece of the rise in the uninsured — even more than job losses per se,” he said. The federal government already gives what amounts to a large subsidy to employees who obtain health insurance at work: It collects no income or payroll taxes on the money that employers spend to cover worker health insurance premiums. If that money were taxed as salary, workers would have to pay as much as $120 billion annually in additional income and payroll taxes. The U.S. Treasury gives up far more revenue through this tax break than it does on the popular deduction for interest on home mortgages, which is valued at about $66 billion a year. In Congress, sweeping healthcare proposals have been out of favor ever since lawmakers rejected President Clinton’s massive health-care plan in the early 1990s. Instead, lawmakers and President Bush have generally focused on more modest proposals, such as tax credits to help people buy insurance. Bush this year proposed spending almost $90 billion over 10 years on health-care tax credits. But his proposal aims to help people who do not have employersubsidized coverage or access to public programs. Bush’s tax credit proposal would help 2 million to 4 million of the 43 million uninsured Americans, Nichols said. Many Democrats want to do more. Some of the party’s presidential candidates are calling for new subsidies to help workers afford employer-sponsored plans. Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., would create a tax-funded “rebate pool” to repay insurance plans 75 percent of the cost of their most expensive cases, those above $50,000. Insurance plans would have to pass the savings on to workers and meet other conditions. An analysis done for the campaign said the proposal would cut premiums by 10 at a cost to taxpayers of $30 billion annually when fully phased in by 2008. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, DMo., would double the tax benefit the government now gives for employer-sponsored plans. The proposed 60 percent tax credit on the cost of health insurance would come with a requirement that every employer offer a health plan. Premiums would fall by 5 percent or more, the Gephardt campaign says, at an annual cost to the treasury of $247 billion by 2007. Some of the Democratic candidates point to reining in pharmaceutical prices as a principal way to restrain increases in health care. North Carolina Sen. John Edwards would cut costs by limiting drug advertising. Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean would change patent rules to make it harder for pharmaceutical companies to keep low-cost generic drugs off the market. All three would allow re-importation of cheaper drugs from abroad.
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Time Warner sheds “AOL” from its name WASHINGTON D.C. (The Washington Post) — AOL Time Warner Inc.
deleted the “AOL” from its name Thursday, returning to the familiar “Time Warner” label that was its corporate calling card before its ill-fated $112 billion merger with America Online in January 2001. At America Online’s Dulles, Va., headquarters, many employees first noticed the change Thursday when they tried checking on the corporation’s stock price from their computers, a popular practice that developed during the heyday of the Internet juggernaut’s rise. When they punched in the letters “AOL” to get a stock quote, an electronic message informed them that the stock-ticker symbol had been changed to “TWX,” the abbreviation Time Warner used on Wall Street before the merger. While the “AOL Time Warner” sign continued to hang on the company’s Manhattan headquarters Thursday, the company rolled out a new corporate logo designed by Lippincott Mercer, a New York-based consulting firm. Company officials said the corporate name change would cost about $500,000, including the cost of a new sign on its headquarters. The name change was approved this fall by the corporation’s board of directors after months of lobbying by Time Warner officials angry over the steep drop in the value of their stock holdings. In August, America Online chief executive Jonathan Miller asked for the change, citing his desire to eliminate confusion created by the overlap between the AOL Time Warner corporate name and the “AOL” shorthand by which the Internet brand is popularly identified. “The AOL Time Warner name created confusion for our brands and also for America Online,” Time Warner Senior Vice President Edward Adler said Thursday. “Time Warner, at the end of the day, is not a brand name. It is a corporate name. And our brands, HBO or AOL or CNN or People magazine or Time magazine, all have very
distinct images in the world, and you don’t want your corporate name to overshadow that.” Miller, in California Thursday to announce a marketing partnership between Apple Computer’s iTunes online music store and AOL, said in a telephone interview that the name change would better deliniate what improvements in online music and other content the Internet service is offering its roughly 25 million subscribers. “We are rebuilding the brand in the consumer’s mind, and everything we have seen indicates we are making headway in that regard,” Miller said. “Our brand stands for one thing only, an absolutely fantastic online service.” Miller sent an e-mail to America Online employees Thursday that made no mention of the name change and focused entirely on the partnership with Apple. In contrast, with no major corporate news to report, Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons took note of the name and stock-ticker change in a separate e-mail to corporate employees Thursday. “Today marks the first day our company will be operating under its new name, Time Warner Inc.,” Parsons wrote. “We believe the Time Warner name more accurately represents the portfolio of our valuable businesses, all of which are making important contributions to the overall company.” Parsons said further instructions would follow on new stationery and other items. He also noted that the address of the company’s Web site had been changed to www.timewarner.com. AOL subscribers using dial-up connections — the majority of the company’s customers — continued to see the old “AOL Time Warner” corporate name on the Web site Thursday, while computer users with high-speed Internet connections saw the new name. America Online has been losing subscribers to faster and cheaper Internet services. Time Warner stock gained 23 cents Thursday, closing at $15.92.
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Senate rebuffs Bush on Iraq WASHINGTON (L. A. Times) — In an
embarrassing rebuff to President Bush, the Senate on Thursday approved a measure that could force Iraq to repay half the $20 billion the administration is seeking for reconstruction of the war-torn country. The Senate vote was 51-47 despite a fierce lobbying effort by Bush and his senior lieutenants, who saw the amendment to the overall Iraqi funding bill as a direct challenge to Bush’s desire to provide the money with no strings attached. Pleading unsuccessfully for his colleagues to back the president, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said the amendment “has the very real potential of complicating and, yes, even undermining what we all want to do: to successfully stabilize Iraq.” The Senate measure would provide half the $20 billion reconstruction aid as a grant and half as a loan. The whole sum would be converted to a grant if other nations agree to help Iraq by forgiving most of the debts incurred under Saddam Hussein. GOP leaders managed to block a similar amendment in the House Thursday night as both chambers debated legislation that would provide most of the $87 billion Bush has requested for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan — including the reconstruction money. But in the Senate, eight Republicans deserted the president and joined 43 Democrats to pass the loan amendment. Bush allies said they hoped the measure would be dropped from the final legislation when House and Senate negotiators meet early next week to iron out differences between their two versions. Still, the Senate vote was a rare rebuff to Bush on a major foreign policy issue. Bush has put his prestige on the line by personally lobbying wayward Republicans in an unusually intense and determined campaign to keep his aid proposal intact.
The defeat in the Senate was the latest sign of eroding public and political support for Bush’s Iraq policy. After enjoying stratospheric approval ratings earlier this year for his handling of the war, Bush now is laboring to keep public opinion behind his postwar policy. Polls have shown strong opposition to Bush’s budget request, and even Republican stalwarts have been wary of spending so much money on Iraq’s infrastructure at a time when the federal budget deficit has swollen and their constituents are feeling an economic and fiscal squeeze at home. “It is very hard for me to go home to explain why you have to give $20 billion to a country sitting on” vast oil reserves, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Still, it is a foregone conclusion that the overall funding bill will be approved Friday in both the House and the Senate because the $67 billion it requests for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan enjoys broad bipartisan support. As debate opened in the House, Republicans cast the bill as the latest installment in Bush’s war on terrorism. “With this vote, every member of this House will tell the world how seriously they take this war on terror,” said House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas. The funding issue, like last year’s vote to go to war in Iraq, split Democrats. Many supported the funding despite reservations about Bush’s policy. But others joined with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who called the bill a “bailout for (Bush’s) failed policy.” “It is time for the Bush administration to be held accountable for its policy, which miscalculated the risk in post-war Iraq, misunderstood the challenge, and misrepresented the facts,” she said. Democrats in Congress who are seeking their party’s presidensee SENATE, page 18
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Dean Rails against Bush’s “Enron Economics” (L.A. Times) — Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on Thursday took aim at what he termed the “Enron economics” of President Bush, and proposed a $100 billion program to help states create jobs in areas such as homeland security. The Democratic presidential contender also repeated his calls for tax reform and balancing the federal budget, but offered few details about how he would accomplish these goals. As the highlight of what his campaign billed as a major economic address, Dean told a mostly student audience at Georgetown University here that he would allot $100 billion to create a “Fund to Restore America.” Dean said the fund, designed to add at least one million new jobs to the economy, would be distributed to states and cities to create jobs in education, health care and homeland security. The new fund also would help build or restore schools, roads and other infrastructure, Dean said. He said assistance from the fund would be targeted to those areas hit hardest by economic problems, “particularly poor and minority communities.” To qualify for the aid, states would have to guarantee that all projects supported by it would create new jobs, the former governor said. Dean attacked as “reckless” the sweeping tax cuts that Bush has pushed through Congress during his administration. Among the leading Democratic presidential candidates, Dean and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri have called for rolling back all of the tax cuts. The other top-tier candidates have advocated repealing tax cuts benefiting the wealthiest Americans, but retaining those applying to the middle class. And earlier this week, Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut proposed additional tax cuts for the middle class. Dean, arguing that Bush’s tax cuts were skewed toward the wealthy, invoked the financial collapse of Enron Corp. in making his case. “These tax cuts weren’t written for the majority of Americans,” he said. “These tax cuts, like Enron’s finances, are a scheme to make the rich richer, to starve Social Security and Medicare and to put our nation’s financial security at risk by creating the largest debt in history.” Republicans fired back, criticizing Dean’s call for repealing the tax cuts as, in effect, a tax increase. Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie noted that in 1984, Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale ran on a platform that included a call for tax hikes. “It was bad policy for America then, and it is bad policy for job creation now,” Gillespie said. Dean’s promise to balance the federal budget is a regular feature of his campaign speeches. But beyond declaring that “repealing the Bush tax cuts is a good first step in restoring fiscal responsibility,” WASHINGTON
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Senate continued from page 16 tial nomination are divided on the issue: Supporting the $87 billion package are Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri; opposing it are Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. But there were also divisions among Republicans on the question of how the money should be provided. Bush and his allies have argued against making Iraq repay any of the aid because the country is saddled with billions of dollars in debts incurred under Hussein. They contended that if the United States does not give its aid as a grant, it will be harder to persuade other nations to forgive Iraq’s old debts or to contribute grants to Iraq’s reconstruction. The United States will be seeking such support at a donor conference in Spain next week, and the administration has urged Congress to approve the $87 billion before then. But other Republicans agreed with most Democrats that U.S. taxpayers should not foot the bill for rebuilding a country with such enormous oil resources. The amendment reflects concern about the swollen U.S. budget deficit, estimated at close to $500 billion for the current fiscal year. It is also fueled by public hostility toward foreign aid — a sentiment that Congress always contends with but one that is aggravated now by the fact that both the federal and state governments are squeezing projects and services. The administration’s heavy lobbying effort won some converts as the Senate vote approached. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, who was one of the leading proponents of making the aid a loan, announced late Thursday that she would back down and support Bush.
Earlier, another loan proponent, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., announced that he too would defer to the president. But he warned that the administration would face a tougher fight when or if it requests more money for rebuilding Iraq. “When the additional funding is to be undertaken, there will be very, very strong sentiment in Congress that Iraqi resources ought to pay for the rebuilding of Iraq,” Specter said. In the House, the Republican who initially led the charge for making the aid a loan backed down. “We need to come together as a nation, as a people, as a Congress,” said Rep. Zach Wamp of Tennessee. “This is a tough pill for U.S. taxpayers to swallow, but it’s a necessary pill in order to assure our success in Iraq.” To give Republicans a chance to express their concerns, GOP leaders allowed conservative Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., to offer an amendment making half the $20 billion a loan — and then killed the amendment on a technicality without bringing it to a vote. Democrats then offered a similar amendment, which was defeated on a 226-200 party line vote. In the Senate, the most serious challenge to Bush came from the bipartisan proposal to split the $20 billion into two installments: The first $10 billion would be available immediately as a cash grant. The second $10 billion would be treated as a loan initially, but would be converted into a grant if nations that lent money to Saddam’s regime — such as France, Germany and Russia — would forgive most of the debt. That amendment was attractive to many senators because it addressed two aims — reducing the cost to U.S. taxpayers and pressuring the administration to seek more international support for Iraq’s reconstruction. “The idea here is to encourage other nations to forgive Iraq’s debt,” said Sen. Ben Nelsonk, DNeb., a lead sponsor of the amendment. “We are saying we will forgo repayment if they pledge to as well.”
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NYSE finds proof of trading abuses New York (The Washington Post) —
The New York Stock Exchange said Thursday it has found evidence that the five largest of seven “specialist” firms that control trading on the exchange regularly engaged in abusive practices over the past three years. NYSE regulators estimate the abuses have cost investors as much as $150 million, sources said. NYSE officials, who police the exchange on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said they plan disciplinary action against the five firms on charges that they violated “fundamental” exchange rules by making trades that enriched themselves at investors’ expense. Exchange regulators said they will seek to have the traders return the overcharges, pay fines and beef up self-monitoring systems. The amount of the fines has not been set and the size of the alleged overcharges could change, industry sources said, as the firms learn more about the allegations and possibly challenge them. Separately, interim NYSE chairman John Reed, testifying before a congressional subcommittee examining how to rid the exchange of conflicts of interest, said the NYSE also plans in the coming weeks to install computer software to “deter” such trading. News of the regulatory action and Reed’s testimony come as some critics say the exchange should be stripped of its regulatory selfpolicing role and others call for an end, or at least a substantial revision, to the “specialist” system in favor of electronic trading. Specialists conduct trading on the exchange floor in individual stocks. They are supposed to match buyers and sellers at a given price whenever possible. But some investors have complained that the specialists frequently and unnecessarily step in
between orders, buying from a seller and then selling to a buyer at a slightly higher price, pocketing the difference. NYSE officials said the conclusions are their first from an ongoing investigation that began over a year ago and that now has been joined by officials at the SEC. Officials say the abuses may have gone on longer than the threeyear period ended Dec. 31, 2002, but that there is no way to know because firms are not required to keep records longer than that. The firms involved are LaBranche & Co.; Spear, Leeds & Kellogg; Fleet Specialist; Van der Moolen Specialist; and Bear Wagner Specialists. Spokesmen for Goldman Sachs & Co., which owns Spear Leeds, and for Bear Wagner, owned in part by Bear Stearns, declined to comment. Fleet said in a statement that the potential amount of overcharges it would have to return would not have a significant effect on the company. But publicly traded LaBranche and Van der Moolen issued statements saying that paying back the alleged overcharges would have a significant effect on them. Van der Moolen said NYSE regulators have told it they suspect about $35 million in abuses. LaBranche declined to be specific, but industry sources say regulators suspect $40 million in abuses there. LaBranche stock closed Thursday at $11.26, down $1.29. Van der Moolen closed at $9.05, down $1.56. The NYSE is charged by the SEC with regulating its members, mainly specialists and large brokerage houses, that are also its owners. Critics say the recent scandal over former NYSE chairman Dick Grasso’s compensation package showed that the exchange faces inherent conflicts of interest that call into question its ability to regulate.
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Church continued from page 12 might mean that the Episcopal Church could cut off funds it sends to overseas churches that end relations with the U.S. branch. In an unprecedented intervention, the primates asked the U.S. church to provide conservative bishops in consultation with the archbishop of Canterbury for disaffected Episcopalians who oppose the church’s liberal stand on homosexuality. However, the statement sought to offer something for all sides and allow the Communion to announce that it was signed by all 37 primates present, including Griswold. The 38th primate, Archbishop Ignacio Soliba of the Philippines, was absent because of a reported scheduling conflict. Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, will appoint a commission to examine the theological and church governance issues triggered by the controversy over homosexuality. It will be asked to report back within one year. “It’s been a very remarkable couple of days in the life of the Anglican Communion and certainly has been anything but easy,” Williams told dozens of
Med school continued from page 1 position,” Smith said. “We’re really committed to the issues of social justice and the issues we want our graduates to grapple with — making our health care system better as well as being very competent doctors,” he said. A dean should value that mission, Smith said, and needs to ensure that research is fully supported. “The ideal candidate will be someone associated with the medical field who is also committed to enhancing the quality of the medical education of our medical students,” Smith said. Brown’s strengths in diverse areas, such as public health, means a dean does not necessar-
Desai continued from page 1 bio capsule that holds pancreatic cells. The cells produce insulin, which then diffuses from the device into the body, without the body recognizing the cells as foreign. If the body’s immune system recognized the cells as foreign, it would destroy them. Essentially, Desai created an artificial pancreas. Although the device has not yet been tested on humans, it has been successful in rats, she said. A company is currently developing the implant for human use, and Desai said she hopes to see it on the market within a few years. Desai said she was attracted to Brown because, at the time, it was one of the few schools that
reporters after the closed-door meeting at his Lambeth Palace. “It has not been without pain. But it has been honest and open. ... There are issues around homosexuality that will continue to be difficult and divisive for the Anglican Communion. These issues will continue to cause pain and anger and misunderstanding all around,” said Williams, who is in his first year as archbishop of Canterbury. Thursday’s statement referred to a 1998 resolution by a majority of the world’s 800 Anglican bishops that homosexual sex was incompatible with Scripture. But the primates also pointedly reminded all that the same resolution also called upon churches to reach out and minister to gay men and lesbians in Christian love, and to listen to their stories. In another issue that has upset Anglican traditionalists and led to the London conference, the U.S. Episcopal Church also tacitly endorsed the blessing of same-sex unions in dioceses such as Los Angeles, where the local bishop permits them. The Diocese of New Westminster in the Anglican Church of Canada also recently authorized several of its parishes to perform marriagelike blessings for gay and lesbian couples. The diocese includes Vancouver.
ily have to be interested in making the University a clone of more traditional medical schools. The Brown Medical School is a relatively young program, Smith said. The school, which graduated its first class of M.D.s in 1975, must find its “niche” but still be well rounded medically, just like the new dean, he said. Donald Marsh, former dean of medicine and biological sciences, stepped down in July 2002. Since then, the position has been filled by Professor of Medicine Richard Besdine on an interim basis. Besdine’s office referred a call seeking comment on the dean search to Zimmer. Herald staff writer Juliette Wallack ’05 edits the metro section. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
offered a Bio-medical Engineering degree. At the same time, the Open Curriculum allowed her to explore a variety of interests, she said. “Brown kept me in science,” Desai said. Taking English and political science classes kept Desai from feeling overwhelmed by engineering and made it possible for her to continue to enjoy science, she said. Desai has also been working on an oral device that would perform the same function as the implant without invasive surgery. She engineered the device so that it would stick to the membranes of cells lining the human gut. This drug delivery system is a square, whose width is twice the size of a human hair. She is also working on cardiovascular tissue engineering, attempting to create a replacement for scarred vascular tissue.
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Burton continued from page 1 father, putting her career in motion. She said she was lucky to have played “great roles at a younger age.” The exposure enabled her to handle larger parts she has been playing recently. Even after years of studying theater in school and working in the entertainment industry, Burton said the watershed moment in her career occurred while starring in the Steven Sondheim production of “Company.” She felt like she was flying in the air during the performance and had made a partnership with the audience, she said. “It was just thrilling. “It was the first time as an actor that I felt that it was all starting to pull together,” she said. Burton also cited “Hedda Gabler,” in which she played the title role, as “life-changing,” even though she did not expect it. The part, for which she received critical praise, also allowed her to take parts on stage
Binding continued from page 1 office would be flexible, he said. Goldberger said there is always a risk of abuse, but he said he believes the vast majority of students respect the rules and spirit of binding decision. Bartini agreed, saying, “I think that this process is important enough that there are very little attempts to abuse it.” If a student announced in March he was unhappy with his financial aid without a change in circumstances, “I don’t think we’d be so nice,” Goldberger said. “For people for whom financial aid issues are important, early decision is not a great option,” he said, adding that he meant “families who want options,” not families that need financial aid. “If you want to compare financial offers, early decision is not the place to be,” Bartini said. The only official reasons to be released from binding decision are insufficient financial aid packages, Goldberger said. But, the admission office would be willing to consider any exceptional circumstance, such as a death in the family, he said. The offices of admission and financial aid “understand that early decision is binding but that there are circumstances in which you can’t go,” said one student who wished to remain anonymous. The student was accepted early but was offered dramatically less money than the family could afford to pay, the student said. Brown expects both parents, if possible, to contribute to a student’s education, but this student’s father refused to pay and would not fill out the forms needed to prove that he was a part of the student’s life financially, the student said. Because it was difficult to prove that the father “wasn’t part of my life in that way,” the student had still not worked out a viable financial aid package by Jan. 10.
“It was the first time as an actor that I felt that it was all starting to pull together,” she said. and onscreen that she had never been offered before, she said. Burton’s visit came during a break from shooting a movie in Maine. During her time on campus Thursday, she spoke to students of two acting classes. Burton is also slated to star in William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Williamstown, Mass., next summer. She said she is excited to play the fairy queen Titania. “As you get older, you just appreciate (Shakespeare’s work) more and more,” she said. In the future, she said she hopes to try film directing, but her primary focus is her family. “Forget about the work. It’s all about bringing up the kids,” said Burton, who has two children. “The theater is where I go to have fun.”
The admission office offered to waive the student’s deadline for the commitment card and gave the student permission to apply to other schools, which allowed the student to apply after the regular decision deadline, the student said. Brown was the student’s top choice, but “I still wanted the security of being able to go to college next year,” the student said. At the end of January, the student received the information about his financial aid package from Brown and sent in the commitment card that day, the student said. Herald senior staff writer Meryl Rothstein ’06 can be reached at email@example.com om.
ALCS continued from page 1 room. In a less high-tech set-up, Katherine Canon GS watched from the sidewalk alongside two police officers on the T.V. in the College Hill Bookstore’s window. Canon professed her love for her “boyfriend” Jason Giambi, who had two homeruns on Thursday, and said she was “born and bred a Yankees fan” — even when the Yankees were still losing. Even Yankees fans felt the pain during the tense game. “This is torture!” Shah shouted as the game went into the eleventh inning. “I thought we were done,” he said. But Red Sox fans undeniably fared worse at the end of the day. “It wouldn’t be as bad to see the Red Sox lose. But to the Yankees, it’s like the worst thing ever,” said Mike Murray ’06. “You always win!” shouted Marie Audett ’05 at the Yankees fans in the Barbour suite. The three Yankees fans’
Students watched the game all over campus, from fraternities to Jo’s and the Gate to Max’s and students’ houses. Walking down Thayer Street or along side streets, major plays were announced by loud cheers or, yet again, the cursing. yelling, “the Yankees win, the Yankees win,” out onto Barbour’s courtyard, imitating Yankees announcer John Sterling’s trademark end-ofgame call, probably didn’t help. Murray watched the game in his suite with a number of Red Sox fans, all of whom were left speechless after Boone’s run, he said. “Whatever. They had a good season,” said Red Sox fan Andrew Dewitt ’06 in comfort. Students watched the game all over campus, from fraternities to Jo’s and the Gate to Max’s and students’ houses. Walking down Thayer Street or along side streets, major plays were announced by loud cheers or,
yet again, the cursing. After the game ended, droves of students lined the sidewalks and packed into Jo’s. Some students hugged on the streets, others grumbled to similarly disappointed fans. Red Sox and Yankees fans alike called friends and family, shouting, “I can’t believe it!” Even if they didn’t feel the same about the game’s outcome, fans of both teams agreed the Florida Marlins gained a new fan base for the World Series — Red Sox fans. Herald senior staff writer Meryl Rothstein ’06 can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bush continued from page 11 Bush joked that he had been “able to reflect upon how much we have in common. We both married well. Some accuse us both of not being able to speak the language. “We both have big biceps,” the president continued to laughter from the audience. “Well, two out of three isn’t bad.” Throughout Bush’s speech — a defense of his economic policies and efforts to combat terrorism — Schwarzenegger sat on a chair behind and slightly to the side of the president, clapping intermittently. “Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to be a fine and strong leader for California,” Bush said. “I’m proud to call him friend.” Schwarzenegger has long been a friend of the Bush family. He served as physical fitness adviser to the president’s father, who made a donation to the Schwarzenegger campaign. But Schwarzenegger’s relations have been more distant with the younger Bush than with the former president; until Thursday, the two men had not met in person since Bush became governor of Texas in 1994. Schwarzenegger had raised expectations for his meeting with Bush through his post-election comments about California’s need for more federal help than it is getting. But after his meeting with Bush, the governor-elect said he neither asked for nor was given any commitments that more federal money will flow to California once he is installed as governor. Nonetheless, he said he remained hopeful. “This problem was not created overnight, and I don’t think we’ll solve it overnight,” he said. “It will take time. It’s important that we form a relationship with the White House, with President Bush, and the White House will be helping us. It was clear during that meeting that they want to help and they will help.” As for Bush, while his appearance here was not billed as a campaign event, he delivered a version of his stump speech that made him sound increasingly like a candidate. “I came to this office not to mark time,” Bush said, using a line that he has reserved mostly for fund-raisers, not policy speeches. “I came to this office to confront problems directly, and not to pass them off to other presidents and future generations.” Bush did, however, make a more forceful case for pre-emptive attacks on terrorist threats, warning that “the terrorists who threaten America cannot be appeased.” “In this new kind of war, America is following a new strategy. We are not waiting for further attacks. We are striking our enemies before they can strike us again,” Bush said. Crowds outside of the BushSchwarzenegger appearance were mostly quiet. A handful of protesters waved signs and chanted in front of the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, where the speech took place. A brief scuffle broke out between a small group of anti-Bush demonstrators and about five teen-age girls who had skipped classes at the Arrowhead Christian Academy in nearby Redlands to show support for the president.
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Bat Boy continued from page 3 jugal duties, the harmony in the Parker household seems like it might be temporarily restored. Meanwhile, her daughter’s (Nora Blackall ’07) initial aversion to her new family member develops into a love interest, causing major conflict. The townspeople demand the boy’s destruction, holding him responsible for a strange illness that seems to be killing the local cows. The townspeople entreat Dr. Parker to keep Bat Boy away from a revival meeting, against his wife and daughter’s judgment. In the second act the budding romance between Shelley and Edgar and the jealousy of the vet, driven to a comical killing rampage, contribute to the destruction of the Parkers’ home life. Meanwhile, the townsfolk, outraged by the mysterious death of young Ruthie Taylor (Carole Ann Penney ’07), who was bitten by Bat Boy in the first scene, take up arms and go hunting. Finally the brouhaha culminates in an outlandish tragicomic finale. Under the vivacious direction of John Emigh, professor of theatre, speech and dance, the show is a jaggedly imaginative mix of skewering and self-puncturing humor. Laurence O’Keefe’s upbeat musical score includes pop, rock, tango, gospel, country and even rap — all performed by townsfolk sporting big hair, tight pants, plaid shirts and other kitschy tackiness. The visual gags and the staging of the show become indispensable, especially referencing productions as wide and varied as Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods,” as well as animated Disney musicals, including “The Lion King.” The orgiastic “Children Children” number is one of the show’s funniest. The stage becomes an orgy of characters, which include the Aristophanic Pan, various Bambi personalities and Little Red Ridinghood, who ends up getting it on with the Wolf in the background. “We were going for a ‘Wild On Bambi,’” Emigh said. Rubin gives a phenomenal performance. He gets to flex some new acting muscles, pouncing about the stage with astonishing athleticism, showing off comical facial plasticity and a beautiful voice. He squeals and shrieks before becoming the proper Edgar, but his strong tenor comes through in the solo number, “Let Me Walk Among You.” Marshall is marvelous as Mrs. Parker who lights up the show as she portrays the tension between protective maternal warmness and the aggravation of being a housewife to her villainous husband, Sugar. Marshall’s beautiful “A Home for You” number is a knockout. By now we’re used to Sugar’s prominent stage presence, and this performance is no exception. Backed by an impressively strong cast, the three leads propelled the performance. “Bat Boy: The Musical” runs through Oct. 26. The production was sponsored by Brown University Theatre and Sock and Buskin.
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extensively during her time at Brown. Ellerman, a cognitive neuroscience concentrator, had already formed a successful Providence-based nonprofit organization that helped community members file complaints against the police called the Center for Police and Community. With their combined experience, the two organized a group of students to do seven independent studies on human trafficking. With the results of that research, Chon and Ellerman designed a nonprofit business plan and submitted it to Brown’s 2002 Entrepreneurship Program competition. The plan won second place, and the prize money formed the initial funding for the Polaris Project. After graduating, Ellerman and Chon moved their office to Washington, close to ambassadors who could take knowledge of trafficking advocacy back to their native countries. At the national level, Polaris maintains the National Trafficking Alert System, the largest trafficking database in the nation. “Every day, our staff scans through the entire database,” Chon said, “searching for movements and transactions within places like massage parlors and individuals known to prostitute children.” When necessary, the Alert System notifies local law enforcement agencies, many of which, Chon said, are uninformed about trafficking. “Most local law enforcement officials we talk to don’t know what trafficking is,” she said. Chon cites the relative newness of trafficking law, noting that a Federal ban on trafficking was only implemented in 2000. At the local level, the Polaris Project runs a Washington-based program called the Greater D.C. Task Force, which investigates trafficking in the area in conjunction with local law enforcement. This program currently oversees the direct care of two Washington-area victims and keeps watch of 40 women deemed at high risk for trafficking, based upon their connection with networks which have been known to traffic in the past.
organized a group of students to do seven independent studies on human trafficking. With the results of that research, Chon and Ellerman designed a nonprofit business plan and submitted it to Brown’s 2002 Entrepreneurship Program competition. In addition, the two executive directors head a body of around 300 international grassroots network members, many of whom are victims and survivors of trafficking themselves. When asked about people’s perceptions of her job, Chon laughed. “Most people, when they meet us, are surprised how young we are,” she said. “I can’t blame them — two years ago, I never would have thought of myself as a social entrepreneur.” Both Chon and Ellerman routinely work from until almost midnight, alongside 12 to 17 full and part-time interns. They take turns traveling to universities, government agencies and other groups to spread the word about the Project. “The program is very young,” Chon said. “We’ve only been in full-time operation for just over a year, but so much has developed in that time.” Several weeks ago, the Department of Justice gave the Task Force $32,000, the largest government grant the Polaris Project has received to date. Still, 80 percent of Polaris’ entire funding comes from private donors.
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Memorable performances by a solid cast include Owen McDougall ’07, who stands out as the goth-punk hothead Greg, an angst-ridden teen in need of anger management. But his lightning fast speech, though entertaining, often swallows up Mann’s intricate words. life and death as well the consequences of cheating death. As far as her work as a writer and director, Mann should be applauded for her well-crafted play. The tone of the piece transitions seamlessly from tragic to comic, eerie to tender. Not so seamless, however, are Genie’s dream sequences, which seem arbitrarily forced into the rest of the story. Memorable performances by a solid cast include Owen McDougall ’07, who stands out as the goth-punk hothead Greg, an angst-ridden teen in need of anger management. But his lightning fast speech, though entertaining, often swallows up Mann’s intricate words. Kathryn O’Connor ’04 brings depth to the gutsy Genie as she delivers a stoic yet never boring performance. And Deborah Friedman ’05, as Genie’s mother Renee, teases us with her talents — her skills as an actress cry out for her to take on more significant roles in future productions. The show’s set is convincingly futuristic, complete with automatic sliding doors, voice-activated appliances and a cliché, yet effective fog machine. Its aesthetics capture the cutting-edge, utilitarian feel often associated with the future without being hokey like poorly executed science fiction films. The downstairs space of the newly renovated T.F. Green Hall is put to good use with an innovative balcony that, in the show, represents the afterlife that parents Renee and Claude experience in their suspended state. “No Returns” has stunning color coordination, with its blueand-white set motif and the matching purple accents in Renee and Claude’s costumes. A lot of thought also clearly went into prop selection, including the ironic placement of the “Worst Case Scenario” handbook in Genie’s hands. “It’s a sci-fi circus attraction!” Greg says at one point during the play. And “No Returns” is certainly one worth watching. Herald staff writer Jen Sopchockchai ’05 is the assistant arts and culture editor. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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Goldman continued from page 32 Eagles are the biggest disappointment in the league thus far. Donovan McNabb, who last year was awarded the biggest contract in NFL history, looks like he should be playing Pop Warner football. The knock on McNabb has been his accuracy, and never has that been more prevalent than this year. McNabb is completing a paltry 49.1 percent of his passes. Everyone always says the Eagles receivers need to improve, but with McNabb not being able to hit the broad side of a barn, is it really their fault anymore? McNabb has said repeatedly he does not want to be known as a “running quarterback.” I think that at this point in time he needs to forget about his image and do what made him second in the MVP voting in 2000. If he sees a lane, I say take off. It energizes the crowd, and it energizes his teammates. The team feeds off his energy when McNabb breaks one for a big gain. He needs to do more of that if he expects to get back on track. The slow start to this season is not all on McNabb. Duce Staley, who made a name for himself by holding out for 26 days before the season started so he could get a new contract, has not shown why he is worth it. Duce has only had 30 carries for 105 yards, averaging a sad 3.5 yards a carry. This is considerably less than the average of a good running back like Ricky Williams or Priest Holmes. At this point, Staley isn’t even getting the reps anymore. Both Correll Buckhalter and Brian Westbrook have more carries and yards than Duce. Duce, why should you get a new contract, again? Other than Duce, the running game has picked up some with Brian Westbrook averaging 6.1 yards a carry on 38 carries. But the question is, why the hell can’t this offensive line pass-block? McNabb might have to be forced into early retirement (which at this point would not be the worst idea) if he keeps hitting the turf so much. He has been sacked 19
times in five games. That is a lot of pain to have to deal with. One could say that the shoddy offensive line play has contributed to McNabb being the lowest rated passer in the league (2 TD, 5 INT) because he has no time to sit back and find someone. As bad a surprise the Eagles have been, the Panthers have been the most pleasant surprise in the NFL. As of right now the Panthers are the best team in the NFC, with wins on the road against reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay, as well as previously undefeated Indianapolis last week. The Panthers play an oldschool style of football that emphasizes running the ball and defense. Stephen Davis (why did Washington let him go?) is third in the NFL with 644 yards rushing. He makes journeyman quarterback Jake Delhomme look much better than he actually is. This team just plays solid football. They are eighth in the NFC in rushing and they are 12th in overall total defense. They play well against both the run and the pass, and they are consistently pressuring the quarterback. They play much like the Eagles have played the past couple of seasons. Although the Panthers don’t have a “star” at quarterback, they run the ball and play great defense. This is the type of blue-collar team that, though it might not be that fun to watch, gets the job done. They really can go far with their current style of play. They also have Rod Smart, a.k.a. “He Hate Me,” from the XFL, which is a definite plus. At this point in time, the Panthers need to keep on doing what they have been doing and the Eagles need to regain their form of years past. There has to be some soul searching done. I do think Andy Reid has the capability to turn things around. Once McNabb finds his rhythm (and I think he will) and we start blitzing like the true Philadelphia Eagles, we will be O.K. I will always bleed Eagles green, but I will never be slow to boo anyone if he is not pulling his weight. Justin Goldman ’07 hails from Philadephia.
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he was unclear about how he would move the federal budget toward balance. He warned, however, that “it’s going to take years and some sacrifice to dig out,” indicating he would propose cuts in some federal programs. Dean pledged to simplify tax codes, “so that a majority of Americans can pay their income taxes without wasting hours filling out forms.” He also proposed creation of a fund to aid small businesses that would be “modeled after the housing finance system that has helped make housing affordable for millions of middle-class Americans.” And he reiterated that as president, he would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. All future trade agreements, he said, “should include strong and enforceable
accountability, but wants significant reform to make this program work.” labor and environmental standards.” He suggested sending U.S. labor unions to organize workers in foreign plants, and help maintain U.S. standards in areas such as human rights. He said he would oppose legislation that encourages U.S. companies to move overseas. Though Dean said he would “undo” the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind program, one of his aides said later that the candidate was not calling for the elimination of the education initiative.
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Expos continued from page 7 tive structure” by allowing expansive description in a field in which the narrator has a particular specialty and liberty of thought, he said. He said the heterogeneous nature of the expository writing faculty is another of the program’s strengths. Although all professors within the program are required to teach academic writing, each is allowed to expand upon his or her field of study. Stanley also gave credit to “the enthusiasm Brown students have for writing.” Jane Donnelly, academic operations coordinator for the Department of English, said the number of students pre-registered for EL11 Critical Reading and Writing I: The Academic Essay, the introductory course for the Expository Writing program “is always about twice that of the available positions (in the class).” This semester, increased interest prompted the creation of a 12th section for the course, allowing 204 of the 345 pre-registered
W. tennis continued from page 32 ited the possibility of sustaining another injury, which was a concern for the team and Taylor. On top of a recovering case of tendonitis in her right shoulder, Taylor added, “she also had foot problems during this event, but played very tough throughout these adversities.” Falconi was unable to compete at last weekend’s Brown Invitational due to shoulder problems, forcing the team to rework its line-up and coordinate new doubles teams. As a result, the team had a disappointing showing at its home tournament, coming away with a 6-8 record before consolation matches. In the semifinals, Falconi faced off against Washington’s Dinka Hadzic. This match proved to be much more of an endurance test, yet Falconi showcased her consistent play in pulling through two close sets and prevailing in a tiebreaker. Falconi’s run ended in the finals where she fell in straight sets to No. 2 seed Aibika Kalsarieva of Kentucky, 6-1, 6-4. Singles players Amanda Saiontz ’07 and Daisy Ames ’07 both faced tiebreak matches in the early rounds of their Flight C draw. After defeating Janis Hui of Dartmouth 6-0, 7-5, Saiontz lost
applicants to take the class. Luke Samson ’07 enrolled in English 11 because he “perceived a weakness in my writing.” “I really like that our learning is focused on inquiry, rather than based in developing a thesis… Most people I know really enjoy the class,” he said. Stanley said the focus of their program is “experimentation.” In its unusual combination of studies, “the program itself is based upon the experimental,” he said. “Without that sort of experimentation, the program wouldn’t live. ... If writing is to work, it can’t be a process of merely cloning what someone has already done.” Last Friday, the program hosted its first conference, attended by a small group of writing professors from various universities who discussed the field of creative nonfiction and its emerging role in writing education. Stanley said he hopes this event is the first of many as the program continues to grow and develop. The program is “too new to be able to prove a definite effect,” Stanley said. But he said to “watch closely over the next four or five years … Things are definitely getting sparked.”
her tiebreak to Kentucky’s Chrissie Simpson, 10-3. Ames was unable to make it past her first round match against Kentucky’s Caroline Winnebrenner, losing in a close 10-8 tiebreak. Doubles highlights for the Bears included two consolation wins from Alex Arlak ’05 and Michelle Pautler ’07, who recovered after losing in the first round against a Boston University team. “I think the team improved as it went on in the tournament. Thursday was not so successful and we didn’t do as well as we expected on the first day in the main draw,” said Captain Victoria Beck ’04. “I thought we could’ve done better. But on the second day people picked up their games and played a lot better, which was good to see.” Although the tournament featured several elite programs from beyond the northeast region, Beck said she believes the intensity of the weekend’s competition reflects what the team will face the rest of the year. “I was really happy with the way people competed with those high-ranked teams,” Beck said. “Even if they lost, our players were still competitive.” Herald staff writer Robbie CoreyBoulet ’07 can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
tonight i, ganwyn, mourn for boston.
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M. ruggers continued from page 32 onset of the second half, scoring within the first 15 minutes. A scrum won on the BC goal line was passed to Sam Hodges ’04 for the first try of the game for Brown. The try was converted by Morales making it a 12-10 game. “We adjusted our strategy in the second half and, as soon as we scored that first try, the momentum shifted,” said CoCaptain hooker Josh Brandt ’04. “I knew that we were going to win this game. This was one of the most exciting rugby games I’ve ever been a part of.” Later, a Morales penalty kick tacked on three more points for the Bears, giving them a 1312 lead. A blocked Morales penalty kick enabled BC to score, but the conversion was unsuccessful. With 10 minutes left to play BC held the lead at 17-13. A last-minute offensive effort from the Bears proved fruitful, as the team scored the final five points in the game to seal a thrilling, come-frombehind 18-17 win for Brown.
“We adjusted our strategy in the second half and, as soon as we scored that first try, the momentum shifted,” said Co-Captain hooker Josh Brandt ’04.“I knew that we were going to win this game. “It was a really tough game but the buggers came through in the second half,” said back row James Wyman ’07. With the last five games having been on the road for the Bears, the team will return to playing at home on its new rugby field Saturday against the University of Massachusetts.
Troy continued from page 32 now. Cowboys (-3) over the LIONS – If I owned the Detroit Tigers or the L.A. Clippers, I would look into hiring Bill Parcells as my coach. His mere presence would transform the team into winners. At this point, he could turn Columbia into an NCAA championship contender. With Charles Rogers out, Joey Harrington should practice throwing to himself in between viewings of “The Lion King.” Chargers (+5.5) over the BROWNS – San Diego is the “Coupling” of the NFL at the moment. If the Chargers don’t win soon, they might be taken off the schedule. Here’s a suggestion: Hire the guys from “Queer Eye” and have them remake the team. They already have powder blue uniforms. BENGALS (+2) over the Ravens – Although the Bengals are perennial losers, a.k.a. the Cubs, Kyle Boller threw for only 75 yards against the Cardinals. That is the equivalent of going to “The Foxy Lady” and failing to see any naked
If the Chargers don’t win soon, they might be taken off the schedule. Here’s a suggestion: Hire the guys from “Queer Eye” and have them remake the team. They already have powder blue uniforms. women. Maybe Cincinnati fans will finally see what it is like for their home team to win. VIKINGS (-3.5) over the Broncos – Nothing but DNA testing will convince me that Brian Griese and Jake Plummer are not the same person. Steve Beuerlein should just travel the league as their back-up, knowing he is guaranteed to play at some point during the season. The over-under on the passes that Culpepper throws to Moss is somewhere between the age of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. PANTHERS (-1.5) over the Titans – If Carolina wins, they will have beaten every quality team in the league aside from the Chiefs, something no one on this planet would have predicted. Plus, the success of Jake Delhomme makes you wonder if Joe Montana could
come back tomorrow and lead a team to the Super Bowl. As for Tennessee, Steve McNair is the best thing for the state since Arrested Development won a Grammy. Saints (-1.5) over the FALCONS (LOCK OF THE WEEK) – Does Dan Reeves cry himself to sleep at night thinking about how a Super Bowl berth turned into Kurt Kittner starting at quarterback? No one has been dominated that badly on Monday night since Kevin James wrestled Ray Romano. New Orleans is just grateful the Falcons are keeping them out of last place. DOLPHINS (-5.5) over the Patriots – Only the Patriots could be out-gained by 150 yards and still manage to win a football game. It must be the unique blend of Snickers, Dunkin’ Donuts and Subway that Tom Brady has as a pre-game meal. If ever a team was due for its luck to run out, it is New England facing “The Predator” and his Pro Bowl defense. RAMS (-4) over the Packers – Kurt Warner must love that he is getting to spend more quality time with his wife. You can just sense the “irreconcilable differences” around the corner. On the plus side, “The Greatest Show on Turf” is back, and when Faulk returns in a game or two, this team should not lose. Jets (-3) over the TEXANS – If the Jets can win this week, Chad Pennington will be back next week and then you know that they will again sneak into the playoffs and everyone will be left wondering what happened. Think Arnold as governor of California, just without the accent and the groping. SEAHAWKS (-10) over the Bears – After the Cubs blew a 3-1 series lead to the Marlins, this game means as much to city of Chicago as Abe Froman running for mayor. Since Mike Holmgren thoroughly enjoys beating up on the Bears, look for Matt Hasselback to put up around 500 yards passing. He may not stop until Brian Urlacher agrees to admit that he is starring in “Playmakers.” Buccaneers (-3.5) over the 49ERS – It is not good for team morale that Terrell Owens is checking off the days until free agency on the calendar inside his locker. Maybe if Tampa Bay is nice, they will agree to end this game at halftime. Unfortunately, that would prevent Warren Sapp from combining his recent accolades by bumping a ref while shaking his butt in the end zone. Chiefs (-3.5) over the RAIDERS – Al Davis is already planning to send Rich Gannon and Jerry Rice to Southern Florida during the bye week to look for the Fountain of Youth. Holding Kansas City to under 40 points may be an accomplishment for Oakland, especially with the AARP now sponsoring “The Black Hole.” Nothing intimidates like a 60-year old woman wearing spiked shoulder pads and her face painted black and silver. With all his references to the Cubs’ failings, Joshua Troy ’04 made one of the editors cry.
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OPINIONS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2003 · PAGE 29
Beyond the melting pot If the U.S. wants to boost its standing in the world, it can start by improving its treatment of immigrants I DON’T CARE IF AMERICA IS A MELTING pot or a salad bowl. The soup or salad is something America has yet to achieve. It is in the future and, if you’ll excuse me for being selfish, I’m not going to concern myself with it. Instead, I’d rather talk about my immigrant generation. We are like so many little cloves of garlic — sitting on America’s kitchen counter, waiting to be chopped up. The wait is going to last my whole life. Maybe the next generation will have to wait, too. In a way, I’m glad I’m not being tossed into a soup or grated onto a salad. Who wouldn’t be? But being on the counter, being an un-integrated element, is not just fun and games either. In light of that, I’m not requesting special consideration. Sitting on the counter is, after all, something everybody has to do at some point in his or her life. What I am asking for, however, is some basic respect from Americans. America has, historically, not treated its immigrants with respect. But I hope she has learned a thing or two since the days of the Ketaki Gokhale ’05 is tired of being serious. Her next column will be about sex or something else that people will actually read.
Chicago meatpacking factories and New York tenements. To make the deal sweeter, in this day and age, treating her immigrants right could win America favor abroad. What do I want? I want Americans to be better informed about me. I may be sitting on the counter but that doesn’t make me any less of a citizen. As an American citizen, I have taken the time to vote, learn about American history, work and pay taxes. I’m not asking for a lot in return. I just want Americans to know about me. I want them to know that an Indian and a Native American are two very different things. I don’t have a tribe. “Hindi” is a language and “Hindu” is a religion. Is it presumptuous of me to make this request? I don’t think so. You’d be surprised by how much foreigners know about America and Americans. How much care they take in learning about their fellow Earth-inhabitants. Tiny little Indian kids learn about American government. School children in Iraq drew pictures depicting the American attack on their nation. In these pictures, they drew small, perfect American flags, with all thirteen stripes. Even when the pictures vilified America, the flags were drawn perfectly. How many Americans have even an idea of what the Iraqi flag
America today is no soup or salad. Rather, it is a pot of veggies — all cooked to various degrees. It is a brilliant microcosm of the world. ... When we need to reach out to an entire nation, we can start by reaching out to its nationals who live in America. looks like? Perhaps we Americans can extract a lesson from 11-year-old Iraqis. The first step to forming an opinion is being informed. Americans today, however, are overflowing with opinions and quite devoid of information. For example, we are currently fighting a war in Iraq that 70 percent of Americans think is somehow connected to al-Qaida and the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks — a war that has cost us the trust of many of our allies and the lives of many Americans. Understanding and nourishing diversity is suddenly not only a matter of selfimprovement, but also one of national security. If you don’t believe me, believe Dale Carnegie. One of his golden rules for winning friends and influencing people is “Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.” Friends and
influence are things we could really use right now. In our quest to understand the world we must start with America. America today is no soup or salad. Rather, it is a pot of veggies — all cooked to various degrees. It is a brilliant microcosm of the world. This is a happy circumstance for us. When we need to reach out to an entire nation, we can start by reaching out to its nationals who live in America. To repair our image in Iraq, we can start by improving our treatment of Iraqis in the States. You’d be surprised how close immigrants stay to their roots and the influence they have back home. We all say we’d like to “make a difference in the world.” In this unique time we can. Reach out to immigrants. Fight for the rights of immigrant workers. And, I promise, the world will respond well.
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Diamonds and coal A diamond to New Yorker cartoonist and RISD alum Roz Chast — funny and well-spoken, especially for an art school grad. Coal to simulcasts and impressionable parents who wait in line to see them. A cubic zirconium to the U.S. Postal Service’s Faunce location. Sure, the shortened hours and staffing cuts are inconvenient, but our chances of getting shot by a crazed public servant have decreased by 50 percent. A diamond to loving your body and Brown’s new exhibitionist, “Legs and Eggs.” Coal to homecoming. We want a queen. And we want it to be us. A diamond to the Casey Shearer memorial fountain replacing the “strange beast-like animal” that used to hover menacingly outside the P.O.
Coal to lackadaisical fall foliage. Turn, damn it, turn! Coal to the pink eye epidemic on campus. Will you disgusting people stop sharing pillow covers? Please? A diamond to BTV for showing some great movies this semester. Although we’ll miss watching “Saving Silverman” at 4 a.m. every night for a month straight, “Chicago,” “Beetlejuice” and “Punch Drunk Love” are much better fixes. Coal to elaborate, pyramidal cupstacking. Why do you have that much time? A diamond to the Sox.
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LETTERS Herald editorial unfairly represents UCS in conservative email controversy
UCS should promote campus-wide issues, not specific political viewpoints
To the Editor:
To the Editor:
“What’s the problem with that?” This quotation, attributed to me and appearing in a Herald editorial on Thursday (“Not quite,” Oct. 16) was presented in a misleading context. Of course, there are problems when miscommunication arises, and I’d never brush them aside so curtly. Immediately, as concerns over the clarity of the joint Conservative/Classical Liberal/Undergraduate Council of Students e-mail were brought to my attention, the issue was addressed and resolved (literally within minutes). But, the crucial component in that process was feedback. A student, who used the UCS Web site’s Contact page, made me aware of the potential confusion. Unfortunately, she was not the first student to mistakenly sign-in. But she was the first to turn to UCS and tell us there was a problem. I thank her for that effort; she no doubt saved many from similar confusion. Feedback will be critical to all of UCS’ work. In the future, I hope our work will be represented fairly by The Herald editors and that we will be quoted correctly. … What’s the problem with that?
Re: “UCS resolves listserv debate,” Oct. 16. It seems strange that, in an attempt to justify their endorsement of the upcoming conservative events on campus (including the Horowitz lecture), members of the Undergraduate Council of Students espouse the ideals of accurate and fair constituent representation. If UCS were truly interested in expressing its commitment to representation, it would realize that the listserv debacle does not in any way satisfy such an agenda and should be used only as a tool to promote campus-wide awareness and to facilitate overarching improvements in student life and not to promote specific political viewpoints. For this specific reason, it is difficult to stomach the feeble attempt on the part of UCS to counterbalance the Queer Alliance’s announcement of recent hate crimes on campus with the promotion and endorsement of a racist and uninformed lecturer. The fact that a gay student was attacked based on her sexual orientation is not a “political” issue, but rather is symptomatic of a broad social illness, which both liberals and conservatives will agree must be remedied as swiftly as possible. Perhaps UCS should stop touting their commitment to intellectual and political diversity and instead focus their attention on being concerned with the welfare of the student body as a whole.
Timothy Bentley ’04 UCS Communications Coordinator Oct. 16
Amita Manghnani ‘06 Ben Resnick ‘06 Tanya Sehgal ‘06 Oct. 16
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OPINIONS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2003 · PAGE 31
The bitter aftertaste of a Ratty love affair A stormy relationship with the Refectory ends in heartbreak TWO WEEKS AGO MY HATE-LOVE AFFAIR riedly tossed a salad into a grab-n-go conwith the Sharpe Refectory ceased its per- tainer? Could it have been the Reese’s petual ambivalence. The tide, as I saw it, Cocoa Puffs, miracle of modern science, had permanently turned; I was no longer the cereal that tastes like a candy bar, that caught between a laundry list of pros and blinded me to your faults? Or was it the cons, between nights of guttural satisfac- brown sugar, sweet and simple, left aside the oatmeal cauldron so unastion and indigestion. Oh, no; sumingly that it made me Those youthful days of flirting realize you were, without a were over. Infatuation was SARAH doubt in my mind, the dining surpassed. I loved you, Chez CHIAPPINELLI facility for me? No, dear Ratty, Rattay. COLUMNIST it was none of these. Nor was And you choked. it all of these. My favor was As is the nature of true passion, your only reciprocation of this love reserved for a humble corner of a selfwas to bring suffering to our relationship. serve alcove, a table often shielded from And I just don’t know what to do with us, the casual passerby with five-foot standing now — or if there is an “us” now. While it screens, a lowly wicker basket overshadalmost disgusts me to reminisce, let me owed by beaming plastic buckets and remind you of how beautiful our love shining silver trays. There, hermetically sealed within mystique-protective plastic, could have been. Was it your deli line, promising me resting after travels endless and origins chicken and potatoes to my stomach’s unknown, guided by the hands of some content (at least once a day — you can’t all-knowing ideal observer, awaited a forbeat a potato), that had won my perma- tune cookie. My fortune cookie. My nent affection? Was it the chick pea, hid- evening simplified to a sentence. My place den wonder of the salad bar, that you sur- in this world sanctified and illuminated by prised me with one afternoon as I hur- a gentle slip of paper bearing one to two lines of script — all capitals, bold red — Sarah Chiappinelli ’06 misses the Vermont punctuated with a calm, confident period. “GOOD NEWS WILL COME TO YOU BY foliage.
I give you my heart on a Brown University insigniaemblazoned tray and you leave me hobbling to health services: cold, alone and in my pajamas. Well. I never liked your cranberry apple cobbler, anyway. MAIL.” “YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR WORK.” “A MERRY HEART MAKETH A CHEERFUL COUNTENANCE.” I was smitten. Forever yours. You and your prophesizing delicatessen had completed me. But where, I ask you free of reservation and regret, was the fortune cookie that stated, “SARAH CHIAPPINELLI, WHEN YOU GO TO THE IVY ROOM THIS EVENING WITH PLANS OF PURCHASING A RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE, YOU WILL INSTEAD BE MET WITH THE SHOCKING MOMENTUM OF A SHARPE REFECTORY DOOR SWUNG OPEN WITH THE BRUTAL FORCE OF A RANDOM STUDENT IN A HURRY. FINDING YOURSELF SPENDING THE REST OF THE NIGHT IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM OF MIRIAM HOSPITAL”?
Where were you on that one, love? So, here I sit, enlightened by prescription pain killers, my thoughts turned to you in bittersweet recognition of your honest character. I give you my heart on a Brown University insignia-emblazoned tray and you leave me hobbling to health services: cold, alone and in my pajamas. Well. I never liked your cranberry apple cobbler, anyway. My parents will feed me all weekend with real food — you don’t have to worry about that. And when you don’t see me on Monday, Ratt-a-roo, it’s ‘cause I’m at the VDub. Where the doors have windows. And spinach wraps are guaranteed. So what if the Verney-Wooley doesn’t always have time for me on weekends or at sporadic two-hour gaps during the week: At least the V-Dub (note that DUB implies the possession of a heart) is not afraid to love back.
Distorting diversity Conservatives calling for greater intellectual diversity at Brown are just out to expand their own power I WAS GOING TO WRITE ABOUT ANOTHER their promotion of “Classical Liberal and topic, but the e-mail from the “Classical Conservative Pride Day” in the ad. But this obnoxiousness was bound to Liberals and Conservatives” got me going. The recent whining over the lack of so- happen at Brown sooner or later. The Right called “intellectual diversity” on campus was eventually going to hijack and co-opt has been flawed from the get-go. However, the language of “diversity” and “inclusion.” The weakness of the rhetoric of the campus Right crossed the “diversity” and “tolerance” line when they sent a mass emakes it a prime target for mail to students to promote right-wing shenanigans. themselves, a talk by rightThe Right can so easily cowing hack David Horowitz opt this language because liberand their narrow idea of al universities and “moderate “intellectual diversity.” liberals” have disconnected the By purposely mimicking the concept of “diversity” from any Queer Alliance’s ad calling for social context and turned it into support from the Brown compure abstraction. For instance, munity (which was proposed racial diversity should be purin the context of a hate crime BRIAN RAINEY sued not because minorities are and a climate of national hos‘TILL JUSTICE ROLLS oppressed people who deserve tility) the right wing is clearly DOWN LIKE WATERS to be on campus; rather, trying to portray itself as an minorities are mere pedagogioppressed group, comparable to LGBT people. That’s as offensive as it is cal tools because “diversity” is a compelling absurd. That the Right, which is mounting academic interest of the University. This successful attacks on all things progressive, argument has become the primary defense such as abortion rights, gay rights and affir- for affirmative action and minority recruitmative action — and is in control of three ment programs. Instead of pointing to the branches of government — has the gall to inequalities in American society and racism masquerade as some kind of vulnerable as a justification for affirmative action, colgroup requires imaginations to be stretched leges and universities have adopted a softer beyond the breaking point. George W. Bush argument. By the “academic interest” logic declared the week of Oct. 12, the week of of liberal universities, it can truly be said National Coming Out Day and the anniver- that “diversity” of racial minorities is no difsary of Matthew Shephard’s murder, ferent than “diversity” of anything else. “Marriage Protection Week.” Afterwards an Thus, a right-wing student who has had to orgy of hurtful, scapegoating and bigoted listen to professors disagree with him on a language directed at LGBT people ensued. regular basis can claim to be just as much a So as the Right wages holy war on LGBT “victim” of a lack of diversity as a black percommunities in America this week, right- son whose communities face widespread wingers at Brown University outrageously discrimination in American society. In contrast to the abstracting and mystiimply that their plight is in some way comparable to the plight of LGBT people! fying “diversity” rhetoric of moderate liberMercifully, UCS stopped a further slap in als and the Right, we need to reconnect the the face to the LGBT community by vetoing notion of “diversity” to social context. We should see that colleges and universities are not bubbles and islands. Colleges and universities are affected by political and ecoBrian Rainey '04 is sad to realize that he's nomic changes outside of its walls. The just a pedagogical tool.
Those outraged about “intellectual diversity” do not really care about intellectual diversity at all. They simply want to push liberal and left-of-center college campuses further to the right and further strengthen the hand of right-wing ideology in society. ideas created at universities play a role in ideological debates taking place in broader society. Taking social context into account, it becomes clear that right-wing ideas are not, by any stretch of the imagination, under attack or suppressed. Left-of-center ideology may be hegemonic at Brown. But for every Brown and UC Berkeley, there is a Dartmouth and University of Chicago. Liberal professors at Brown got you down? Turn on Fox News, and you can watch rightwing professors from other Ivy League colleges defend militarism, attack Muslim immigrants or bash LGBT people to your heart’s content. Right-wing ideas are well represented in society and are accessible by simply turning on the television. There is no need to be concerned about the lack of right-wing ideology at Brown. Liberal campuses are one of the few places in America where radical and liberal ideas can be developed and promoted with relatively little harassment. Liberal campuses are places where the stifling conservative atmosphere of American society can be challenged. The campus Right, however, wants to change that. They want to limit space for progressive ideas even further by shifting politics at all college campuses to the right. But make no mistake: Shifting Brown or any other liberal college campus to the right means further contracting space for progressive ideas in a society where progressive ideas are already truly endangered. Furthermore, the recent blubbering
about the lack of “intellectual diversity” is not spontaneous, but part of a nationally organized and well-financed campaign that began in the early 1980s. Organizations like the Institute for Educational Affairs, which are funded by major U.S. corporations like Coors, sponsored groups like the Young America’s Foundation to infiltrate college campuses in the 1980s. These organizations are loaded and continue to shell out thousands of dollars to right-wing campus groups. We should not be surprised if Brown’s right-wing groups have strong connections with some of these financial powerhouses. Lastly, I would like to point out that those who whine and cry about “intellectual diversity” at Brown are nowhere to be found when it comes to “intellectual diversity” in broader society. They never, for instance, write indignant columns about how anti-war voices were suppressed in the run-up to the war by television networks who wanted to seem “patriotic.” They were mysteriously silent when the major media outlets consistently distorted or ignored the message of antiglobalization protesters. But this makes sense because those outraged about “intellectual diversity” do not really care about intellectual diversity at all. They simply want to push liberal and left-ofcenter college campuses further to the right and further strengthen the hand of right-wing ideology in society. Brown students should not fall for it.
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SPORTS FRIDAY OCTOBER 17, 2003 · PAGE 32
Unbeatens unbeatable THE NFL SEASON IS ALMOST HALF OVER and, as usual, there have been many surprises thus far. Who would have thought that Kansas City, Minnesota and Carolina would all be undefeated? Seattle’s position JUSTIN GOLDMAN atop the NFC West SPORTS COLUMNIST is also something few expected and, though Bill Parcells is an amazing motivator and football genius, no one expected the Cowboys to have the number one offense or a 4-1 record. Of course, with the good comes the bad. The Bills, after their great start, began a downward spiral, as did the 49ers, who after stomping the Bears in week one are now in the cellar of the NFC West. The most disappointing team of this young season, and the one that breaks my heart, is my hometown team, the Philadelphia Eagles, who are the bottom feeders of the NFC East at 2-3. I am a true Philadelphian. I bleed Eagles green, Phillies red and Sixers black. I am a very loyal and passionate fan, and I have the true Philadelphia instinct when it comes to sports: die hard, love the team, but very quick to “boo.” This year, the boos for the Eagles have been justified. It pains me to say the see GOLDMAN, page 26
Ode to the Red Sox When I say Red Sox, you say Noma! Red Sox! ... Noma! Red Sox! ... Noma!
BRETT ZARDA SPORTS COLUMNIST
H i c k o r y , Dickory, Dock, 85 years that you’ve been crossed. By the curse of Ruth, not an ounce of proof, Pitiful Poor Little Sox. Pitiful Poor Little Sox, No matter how hard you’ve knocked, You’d find a way, to choke one play, By Buckner or Bucky, No Mas! Pitiful Poor Little Sox, The stars you’ve had and lost. Yaz and Rog, Teddy and Pudge, In the Bambino’s web were caught.
Ian Cropp / Herald
The rugby team hopes to get a big lift against University of Massachusetts this weekend.
Men’s rugby overcomes rough first half to win thriller at B.C. BY SAM CULVER
Philadelphia continues to struggle as the Panthers rise THESE PICKS HAVE BEEN MADE AGAINST the Skybook odds and as always are for recreational purposes only. They were ripped away by a fan before they could be completed. (Home team in CAPS) Last Week – 7-7 Season – 47-37-4 Lock of the Week – 5-1 Redskins (+2.5) over the BILLS – One of these teams that opened at 2-0 will be under .500 after this week. With Moulds and Henry injured and “What ya talking JOSHUA TROY about” Willis SPREADING THE LOVE McGahee still on the sidelines, Greg Williams might want to start working on his resumé. On the other side of the ball, Laveranues needs to score a touchdown or he will have to return half of his signing bonus. GIANTS (-3) over the Eagles – In terms of his confidence level, it cannot be a good sign for Donovan McNabb that his coach felt the need to announce that he will still be the starter. It would only be worse for Donovan if Rush Limbaugh was named the new QB coach. Jim Fassel should be making his semi-annual playoff guarantee any time see TROY, page 28
An ode to the pain and the pleasure …
After a difficult Oct. 4 loss to the University of New Hampshire, the Brown men’s rugby team (2-2) regrouped to defeat Boston College 18-17 Saturday. A strong second-half comeback and strategy adjustments largely contributed to the ruggers eking out the victory. With BC dominating the field throughout the first half, it looked as if Brown was in for a long game. Within the first 20 minutes, the Eagles had put points on the board by scoring two tries. The first try was not successfully converted, but the second conversion
was a success, giving BC a 12-0 lead. Just before halftime, Brown scored three points on a penalty kick by Jon Morales ’05 to cut BC’s lead to 12-3. Then BC stacked its forward line, making it extremely difficult for the Bears to advance their field position. Both coaches Jay Fluck and Dave LaFlamme said the game plan was changed during halftime to drive lineouts so that as many BC forwards as possible were tied in and to kick over the aggressive BC backline. The Bears came out strong at the see M. RUGGERS, page 28
Falconi ’06 finishes second at national tournament BY ROBBIE COREY-BOULET
Last weekend witnessed breakthrough performances for several Brown women’s tennis players at the first annual National Tennis Center Women’s College Invitational in Flushing, N.Y. Led by the play of Stephani Falconi ’06, the team made an impression against many national powerhouses at the country’s marquee tennis venue, the USTA National Tennis Center. The team had been looking forward to the tournament as an opportunity to showcase its talents in a larger arena than regional play allows. “The U.S. Open site is the grandest in the United States, and it was very exciting to play in this venue,” said Head Coach Norma Taylor. The 16-team tournament featured seven teams that received national rankings at the end of last season. The University of Washington, University of Kentucky, and Harvard all finished the
year in the top 15, at No. 6, 12 and 14, respectively. The Ivy League was well represented in this field, with all teams participating in the tournament except for Yale. Retaking her position in the Flight A singles draw, Falconi entered the tournament unseeded. She faced No. 6 seed Maaria Husain of Penn State in the first round and posted a convincing 7-5, 6-3 upset victory. The defeat, coupled with the surprise first-round exit of No. 1 seed Michelle DaCosta of Michigan, opened up Falconi’s half of the draw and allowed her to face other unseeded players. She moved quickly through the next two rounds, defeating Dartmouth’s Sarah McNally and Columbia’s Molly Condit, two matches in which she only dropped a combined six games. Falconi’s efficiency on the court limsee W. TENNIS, page 27
Pitiful Poor Little Sox, Fickle your fans are not. “Next year,” they’d swear, “And I’ll be there, Sitting at Fenway Park.” Pitiful Poor Little Sox, Now with a new set of jocks. Manny and Nomar, Johnny and Millar, Earning a playoff spot. Pitiful Poor Little Sox, Through five tough games you fought. With a “Cowboy Up,” and some base running luck, Through the ALDS you stomped. Pitiful Poor Little Sox, Next in line was the Boss. The Empire King, who bought all his rings, Buying his way to the top. Pitiful Poor Little Sox, “26 rings to none,” they mocked. But, now Zim’s on his ass, thrown down in the grass, Amidst cheers of, “Yankees Suck!” Pitiful Poor Little Sox, The Rocket once stood in your box. But, in pinstripes he chose, his career to close, To thicken the seventh game plot. Pitiful Poor Little Sox, In Pedro you placed your stock. To erase the pain, of so many games, And achieve what forever you’ve sought. Pitiful Poor Little Sox, At least the Cubbies you’re not. They too sit at home, blaming one of their own Pitiful Poor Little Sox. Pitiful Poor Little Sox, Don’t believe it was all for naught. You were ever so near, and there’s “always next year,” Oh, my Pitiful Poor Little Sox. Brett Zarda, hails from Gainesville, Fla., and is a diehard Mets fan, except this year! Yankees Suck!