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Volume 88, Issue 13 | December 09, 2009
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From all of us at The Charger Bulletin, Happy Holidays! Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. - Hamilton Wright Mabie
Chief of Police Appointed at UNH
By JULIE WINKEL
DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN
West Haven — West Haven Chief of Police Ronald Quagliani has been appointed Executive Director of Safety and Transportation at the University of New Haven (UNH). He will assume his post at UNH on Jan. 4, 2010. This is a new position at the university. “We are pleased to have a dedicated law enforcement professional of Chief Quagliani’s caliber over-
seeing the safety of our students on campus,” said University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan. “Our enrollment has increased substantially in recent years and Chief Quagliani’s appointment is part of our ongoing effort to meet the growing needs of our student body.” Quagliani has a distinguished career of 25 years in police work and public safety. As West Haven police chief, he oversees a staff of more than 200 and See WEST HAVEN page 4
Health Services has opened up the H1N1 Flu Vaccine to those 18-64 years of age. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that “together we can all fight the flu.” So get your flu shot! Health Services will be holding a clinic on Friday, December 11th 9am – 10am and 1pm – 2pm Please call to setup an appointment. Supply of the vaccine in limited. (203) 932-7079
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MLK, Jr. Re-Examination
By ASHLEY BOGDANSKI STAFF WRITER
On Tuesday Dec. 1, Robert Hathaway came to UNH to speak to students. Robert Hathaway is a retired 22 year Connecticut cop and now works at the Rhode Island crime lab. Hathaway is a 35 year expert in fire arms identification. In 1997, Mr. Hathaway got asked to look at a private case at Rhode Island University. At
first the subject of his case was unknown, but he was finally told that he would be reexamining the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination by the request of the defense attorney in Memphis, Tennessee. Robert Hathaway had two more people brought in to re-examine the firearms evidence in the case, George F. Reich, from New York, and Marshall K. Robinson, from Connecticut, who are both highly recognized in the As-
sociation of Firearms and Tool Marks. The evidence was sent to the Rhode Island University crime lab by the Memphis judge. The evidence was kept under constant supervision. Throughout the presentation Mr. Hathaway informed the students who listened to every word about the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination. We learned from the presentation many facts that are a little questionable as to
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what really happened. For example, there was brush outside of By CAROLE MCFADDAN ciated Press reported STAFF WRITER the house from where that Venezuelan Presithe supposed shot ––––––––––––––––– dent Hugo Chavez came from, and the received cloud-seednext day the brush was In efforts to im- ing equipment from cleared away. Overall prove the South Amer- personal friend Fidel the presentation was ican drought crisis, Castro and Cuban very informational to Venezuela is currently President Raul Castro. all of the up and com- moving towards cloud Cloud seeding is ing forensic science seeding. An El Nino a form of weather and criminal justice storm is to blame for modification that atmajors. the dry weather in tempts to change the Robert Hathaway Venezuela and other amount or type of ended with a quote parts of South Amer- precipitation that fall that he always tells all ica including Bolivia, of the students. Ecuador, Guyana, and See CLOUD page 14 “Keep eyes and Argentina. The Assoears open.”
Did You Know? by Joann Wolwowicz
Tis the season to be jolly, to spend way too much money, and to enjoy the holidays with the people you love. What better way to end the semester but to do a little research on some of the holidays that fall during this time of year. You can’t even watch TV without seeing some type of holiday special, holiday commercial, or commercials for stores who claim to have the lowest prices to make the holidays more affordable for those of us struggling this holiday season. So, let’s begin our dive into the most expensive month of all of our lives, shall we? We begin with Christmas. Dec. 25 is the Christian holiday commonly where children wake up early, head for the tree, and see all of the presents left the night before from Santa. Where did all of the traditions come from? Christmas is actually a mix of both secular and religious traditions from around the world. In Sweden, the oldest daughter in each family rose early and woke the other family members to begin the day’s celebration. Norway is the birthplace of the Yule log. Also, the family fireplace, always incorporated in Christmas scenes, is because of the tradition of the Yule log. The first eggnog was made in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia. Nog comes from the word grog, which refers to a drink made with rum. In Germany, decorating evergreen trees was always a tradition; the first “Christmas” tress appearing in Strasbourg. A minister from Mexico in 1828, brought the red-and-green plant to America, called the poinsettia. We can thank England for Christmas greeting cards, mistletoe, plum pudding, caroling, and of course the tradition of hanging stockings. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that usually takes place between late November and late December. It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees, a Jewish rebel army, over the Syrians in 165 B.C. So what are some of the traditions? The Menorah is lit on each night of Hanukkah, commemorating a miracle when the Jews came to rededicate the Temple which had been defiled by the Syrians, finding only one small flask of oil that lasted for eight days, even though there was only enough to last for one day. Latkes are potato pancakes made from grated potatoes. The Hanukkah Dreidel is a four sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter inscribed on each side. The game that is played goes back to the time before the Maccabees’ revolt, where See KNOW page 5
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the Jews gathered to study the Torah, but when they heard soldiers approaching they would hide it and play with the Dreidel instead as a cover. Kwanzaa is a nonreligious African American holiday which celebrates family, community, and culture. It is celebrated for seven days, Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. The name
means “first fruits” in Swahili. Each family celebrates Kwanza in their own way, including celebrations of songs and dances. African drums, storytelling, poetry reading, and a large traditional meal are just some of the customs. On each of the seven nights, each of the family gathers and a child lights one of the candles of the Kinara,
followed by one of the seven principles being discussed. These principles signify values of African American culture. No matter what you celebrate this season, every holiday is about one thing: family. So enjoy all of your time off from school and enjoy your time with your family. Happy Holidays everyone. See you next year.
putting inflammatory statements on his radio show. According to The Record of Bergen
neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups” and has even sent him undercover to Brazil. The FBI has not com-
Jersey Blogger Prosecuted for Words
By SOPHIE OMELCHENKO STAFF WRITER
A New Jersey blogger is being prosecuted for making death threats to federal judges. Hal Turner, who was arrested in June, is to go on trial in New York Tuesday. The death threats he made were targeted toward federal appeals judges Richard Posner, Frank Easterbrook, and William Bauer. Turner claims that all his statements and postings were “part of an undercover operation to ferret out violent left-wing radicals.” According to The Associated Press, Hal Turner was connected with FBI since 2003, PHOTO COURTESY WIRED.COM and received thou- New Jersey hate blogger charged in June with threatening to kill judges and lawmakers was secretly an FBI “agent provocateur” paid sands of dollars from to disseminate right-wing rhetoric. the bureau for posting County, FBI paid mented on the case threats in his blog and Turner to “report on yet.
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American Student Amanda Knox Guilty in Italian Slaying
By LIZ DE LA TORRE STAFF WRITER
For Amanda Knox, the whirlwind spectacle surrounding suspicions of her involvement in the 2007 murder of British roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy has done nothing
and murder of Meredith Kercher. On Nov. 2, 2007, a half-naked Kercher was found in a bedroom of their communal apartment with her throat slit. The night before the murder, Kercher and Knox, a foreign exchange student at the time, allegedly got into an
inch knife belonging to Sollecito was discovered at his apartment with Knox’s DNA on the handle and Kercher’s DNA on the blade. Coupled with the knife evidence were Sollecito’s DNA on Kercher’s bra clasp, a bloody footprint in the bathroom, a bloody shoeprint in
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Amanda Knox found guilty for sexual assault and murder of roommate Meredith Kercher.
but paint her as a hardened criminal. In fact, even after a guilty verdict on Dec. 4, the twenty-two yearold American college student still maintains her innocence and being a victim of character assassination: “I am afraid of having the mask of a murderer forced onto my skin.” Yet, evidence has linked her as well as her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, and Ivory Coast native, Rudy Guede, to Kercher’s murder. As a result of a separate trial, Guede was found guilty and handed a thirty year prison sentence in Oct. 2008, a ruling he is currently appealing. As for Knox and Sollecito, both were sentenced to twenty-six and twenty-five years in prison respectively, for the sexual assault
altercation. According to reports, Knox evidently partook in Sollecito’s and Guede’s torture and sex game of Kercher which ended up going too far and they decided to kill her because she could identify them. This led prosecutors to believe that Meredith Kercher had died from a “drug-fueled sex game.” While there appears to be no particular explanation for what sparked the argument, prosecutors portrayed Amanda Knox as a “promiscuous and manipulative she-devil” whose persona conflicted with that of Meredith Kercher and eventually led to resentment on the part of Knox. Although forensics has been under much scrutiny in this case for crime scene contamination, a 6 ½
the bedroom, and a staged break-in with Knox in an effort to dupe authorities. During the trial, Amanda Knox recalled two different accounts regarding her location on the night of Kercher’s murder. In one description, she alleged she was in the apartment and heard Kercher screaming as Patrick Lumumba, a pub owner who Knox worked for, murdered her. Lumumba was eventually cleared of all charges as Knox confessed she fabricated the story due to pressure from police. In her second alibi, she claimed she and Sollecito had been watching a movie, smoking marijuana, and having sex at the time of the murder but cited memory impairSee ITALIAN page 14
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Venus vs. Mars in Dodds Theatre
By COURTNEY FABER STAFF WRITER
Battle of the Sexes this past Saturday night was an intense game of wits and strength that placed males against females…well okay maybe not intense but entertaining to say the least. The game started off with questions worth 300 points each and as they got harder, the point value increased to a maximum of 1000 points. All the questions were challenging and interesting bits of information. One question asked was “Who stated ‘I’m the President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli’?” In case you didn’t know the answer is George H.W. Bush. For every ques-
By LINDSAY LYNCH STAFF WRITER
How fitting is it that the day UNH planned an ice skating trip Jack Frost decides to send us some snow. I don’t know about everyone else but it just seemed to really put me in the holiday spirit. Saturday night two buses full of UNH students gathered together to go to West Haven High to ice skate. Among the group were many talented ice skaters; hockey players and some who could somewhat get around on skates. It was a night full of lots of fun, lots of laughs and lots of falling down.
tion contestants got correct, points were awarded to them and for every question they got wrong, points were taken away. In between rounds, physical challenges were performed setting a pair of females against a pair of males. The first physical challenge had the pairs attempting to put a pillowcase on a pillow while wearing boxing gloves. The next challenge was having the contestants eat a Twinkie off of a plate without using their hands. Surprisingly, the girls won this challenge. Other challenges included tossing junior mints at your partner and having them catch as many as they could in their mouth, and seeing which pair could pull on pantyhose the fastest without ripping them. For the panty-
hose challenge, the boys almost won, but the girls beat them at the last moment. For every challenge, each person from the winning team was awarded a $10 Target gift card. Once all the questions and physical challenges were completed, the winners were crowned. The boys managed to win the title of champions as they completed the question rounds with more points than the girls. The person with the most correct answers throughout the game was Danielle Gorka, who won a great prize of $100 in Target gift cards. The Battle of the Sexes was a fun and challenging way of setting males against females in a creative manner. It was a great night full of lots of laughs and awesome prizes.
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manages an annual budget of $12 million. He holds a M.S. in national security and public safety and a B.S. in criminal justice, law enforcement administration, both from the University of New Haven. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. "The University of New Haven provided me with the practi-
cal skills and education that guided me through my entire law enforcement career,” said Quagliani. “I now look forward to joining UNH and utilizing these skills for the betterment of the University community." In addition to his extensive experience and education, Quagliani is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the Henry C. Lee Institute
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blast skating: the best, however, was when Charger Bulletin Editor-In-Chief Zack Rosen tagged along; he was rather funny to skate with, and when I say skate I mean skate along side of him while he holds onto the wall. I do applaud him for coming out and trying it (even if he needed help tying his skates). It doesn’t matter how well we all skated; A CHARGER BULLETIN PHOTO it was just fun Senior student leaders Heather Brown (USGA Treasurer), Zack Rosen (Charger Bulletin Editor-in-Chief), and Lindsay to be together Lynch (SCOPE Co-Chair) attended Saturday’s ice skating trip. with friends I think it’s safe to say amateurs some time with some confidence. and enjoy the everyone had a great to get used to the slip- Personally I had a Despite the fact that the ice was not very smooth and our rental skates were not sharp
time. The trip lasted for about two hours which was perfect because it gave all of us
of Forensic Science Chief’s Award and the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut Distinguished Chiefs Award. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at UNH. The Charger Bulletin would like to welcome Quagliani to the university!
pery ice and get comfortable so when the last hour came along everyone was skating
time we had on the ice. Ice skating is so tricky, when watching others skate it looks so easy but then when you get out there all you do is either try your hardest not to fall or fall a lot. This trip was brought back a second time because it was so popular the first time. With the amount of people interested in ice-skating I think its safe to say that we may be seeing more skating trips in the future so keep those skates in hand. Thanks so much to the Office Of Student Activities for looking out for what kind of trips the students want to go on and bringing popular ones back!
SAE and DPhiE Spread Holiday Cheer By ZACH GZEHOVIAK STAFF WRITER
On Dec. 1, 2009, the members Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Delta Phi Epsilon joined efforts in order to wrap gifts for the children of Yale-New Haven Hospital. Many of the children, in need of care, will not be able to experience a healthy life inside the warmth and comfort of a home during the holidays. However, thanks to the sorority and the fraternity, many children will be overcome with joy as they unwrap remote control cars, “Holiday” Barbies, Disney character notebooks, Lego’s, teddy bears, and other great toys. Fifteen SAE’s and ten Deephers, dressed in
holiday cheer, will deliver the toys on Wed. at noon. Jaime Acosta, Philanthropy Chair of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, commented on the toy drive. "My brothers and I are extremely excited to donate these toys to The Children's wing of YaleNew Hospital. These kids are unfortunate to spend their holidays in the hospital, so it is in our best intentions to bring Santa Claus and the holiday cheer. Receiving a smile from the children will make this all worthwhile." Many children are bound to smile as Jaime and others arrive at the hospital. This event marks the first annual SAE/ Delta Phi Epsilon Holiday Toy Drive. Both groups, com-
bined, donated a total of forty-seven toys this year. The members of both groups hope to increase this number each year, as there will always be children in need of care. Kenny Hall, Eminent Deputy Archon of SAE, shared his thoughts. “I think this first year went pretty well. This is the advantage of Greek life: giving back to the community, even though you are just spending quality time with amazing girls.” Hall mentions an important point; community service does not have to be hard or boring. Greek or nonGreek, one should always think of the rights and feelings of others, rather than their own—especially during the holidays.
Winter Break Hours and More!
By KAT WILBERDING STAFF WRITER
It’s the last day of classes! It’s also the last update for this semester from the Rec Center. Season 2 intramurals ended last week. Congratulations to the champions and thank you to everyone who participated. Season 3 registration starts immediately when we return from break, so get your teams together over break. Don’t forget you can check the website throughout break for more
details and updates. Also, new next semester is the accountability fee for REC Sports. Essentially the fee is a participation deposit. If you sign up to participate and follow through then you get your money back at the end of the season. If you forfeit a game you lose half your fee. So please keep this in mind as you form teams and sign up for sports. In other news, don’t forget the last Group X classes are this Saturday, December 12th. Check back in the spring for a list
of classes and schedules. Finally, the Rec Center is open over winter break for anyone who is still on campus. The hours are as follows: Winter Break 12/18 - 1/17 (Closed Dec. 24 - 27, Jan. 18) Mon. – Frid. 6:30am - 7:00pm Sat. 10am - 5pm Sun. 12pm - 5pm Exceptions to the schedule are 6:30am 1pm Dec. 28, 29, 30, 31 Enjoy the break! See you in the spring with fresh classes, services, and more.
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USGA President’s Corner
USGA Meetings are at 1:45 every Monday in the Alumni Lounge. All are welcome!
As classes come to an end today, and the snow in starting to fly, that can only mean one thing. It is almost time for a well deserved break from the daily grind of college life.
I wish you all the best of luck with finals. I want to thank you for your support this semester and hope to see even more people join clubs and become a part of the USGA for the spring
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Meet Career Services! Rachel Senecal
Hi! My name is Rachel Senecal, and I am a junior from Chicopee, Mass. I am majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Accounting. I would one day like to work for a federal agency dealing with financial/white collar crime. I have been a cheerleader for 8 years, and I currently cheer for UNH. I love singing and doing anything outdoors. I’ve been working for the Career Services office for 3 semesters. This is a great office to work in because I have gained skills in resume and cover letter writing. This office provides great opportunities for students to learn in new ways and to learn how to present themselves in the best way possible; not to mention the staff is very helpful, easy going and fun to work with! Page 5
Opinion & Editorials
The Charger Bulletin | December 09, 2009
Happy Christma-hana-kwanzi-shutthehellupi-ka Summer is, without is a break from classes a doubt, my favorite and school, time with season. But don’t get friends and family, great food and traditions, and beautiful snow-covered streets. One thing I do not like, however, are all of the people who get offended by a “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hannukah.” Yup, that’s right. It has to be “Happy Holidays.” I’m so liberal that Zack Rosen when I drive straight, I Editor-in-Chief end up in the left lane. me wrong, I still love But, disunited from this time of the year. It my left-wing brothers
Happy Holidays! I know I personally cannot wait to go home and see my family. I’m super excited to decorate my family Christmas tree. Every year my mom and I decorate the same way: we put on a specific tape (yes, tape) of Garth Brooks music, place all of our ornaments out on my dining room table, and spend hours placing each of them carefully within the branches. By the time we’re done, our tree looks like a haphazard collection of years of travel, activities, and hobbies. I absolutely love it; we have Disney ornaments nestled next to nutcrackers of Eagles players next to Christmas balls of Snoopy, Woodstock, and Lucy.
and sisters, I actually am not a huge fan of using the politically correct “Happy Holidays.” I’ve never been a huge fan of political correctness, but especially not in this case! Having two grandparents who came from Christian households, I celebrate Christmas. I would get presents for Hannukah as well, however, since my other two grandparents grew up Jewish. It was present heaven as a kid.
Oh, but here’s the kicker: I’m agnostic. To me, the holiday season is more about relaxing and being with family and friends than it is anything else. I love Christmas music and Christmas trees, and white Christmases… but not for their religious context. That said: if someone came up to me and wished me a Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hannukah, Happy Diwali, or Happy Three
Kings Day instead of a Merry Christmas…guess what? I wouldn’t care! I would be glad they thought of me and wished me good freakin’ tidings during the holiday season. Granted, there’s nothing wrong with saying “Happy Holidays.” We all do it, myself included. But it shouldn’t be an obligation to say it instead of something else, for fear of offending somebody. How the
hell can you be offended for being given well wishes!? So during this time of the year, I wish you all a very Happy Holidays! Happy Three Kings Day! Merry Christmas! Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, and a belated Happy Diwali. Offended? Too bad.
fectly coordinated. If she picks a theme that she doesn’t have appropriate ornaments for, she goes out and buys more. It’s tedious sure, but it’s awfully pretty at the end of the year. The colors are matching, each ornament is hung perfectly, and the entire thing could be put in a magazine. But that just isn’t me. It just isn’t my family. I’m not saying Erin Ennis my Aunt is trying to Assistant Editor change our Christmas traditions, because ornaments that I made she isn’t. But my in preschool, mostly question is this: when of construction paper did how you decoand badly drawn figu- rated your Christmas rines, have a place on tree, or your house for my tree too. that matter, become Now, a lot of peo- such a big freaking ple don’t have trees deal!? We have never like this. My Aunt changed our tree: I puts together a tree would never let my every year that is per- mom. But when I
was little, the outside of my house was a plethora of Christmas decorations. We had those big fat colored light bulbs, an illuminated Santa face, and big candelabras that lit the way to my house. It was fantastic! I felt like I was living in one of those wonderful clay-mation Christmas movies. Now, we have the white icicle lights that you can see on every house up my entire street. It is gorgeous, yes. But conformity has taken over the outside of my house, and every other house, across the nation during the holiday season. Christmas ornaments have to be “pretty” instead of having meaning. We even have to conform on the way we say “happy holidays” to
people: but that’s for Editor-In-Chief Zack Rosen’s editorial, not mine. Now in The Charger Bulletin office, we have a perfectly Charlie Brown Christmas tree. It has brightly colored lights and one oddly shaped golden Christmas ball. It isn’t a pretty and perfect tree: and it damn well shouldn’t be. This office isn’t perfect, we aren’t perfect, and Christmas shouldn’t be about perfection. It’s about family, friends, and memories that each of those seemingly crappy ornaments bring back. Ask any one of us how that tree got decorated and where the ornaments come from, and we could tell you. Try asking one of the icicle light conform-
ists and I’m sure they would be left speechless. When I have my own house, I’m going to decorate my tree the exact same way I decorate it now. I’m going to have a ton of ornaments, from ballet dancers to snoopy to Donovan Mcnabb. It will be fantastically disorganized. And, despite what my ex boyfriend’s mother used to say, my house will be perfectly tacky. I will have colored lights, big Santa faces, and plenty of those hideous blowup things. Because I don’t live in Pleasantville, I don’t care about icicle lights, and Christmas is what you make it. So stop conforming: celebrate the holidays your own way!
Conformity and Christmas
My mom has a collection of Precious Moments figurines while my father has a collection of trains. A lot of my old childhood
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The Woes of Choosing a Major By JOSEPH R. TOTH
Being an undeclared major, I am part of a relatively small group of about ninety students. I myself am a true undeclared. I do not have a clue on what I should do with the rest of my life, but while doing research I found out from the registrar’s office that “hundreds of students have already changed their major from what they came in as.” When I was registering for classes my advisor sat me in a room with a teacher and about five other students, and he said to me, “My job is to get you to leave this room with a major.” This man was trying to make me choose the rest of my life in
By MELANIE ROVINSKY STAFF WRITER
Sometimes I am baffled by the amount of truth inherent in our society’s most cliché sayings. And although I would rather begin this article with a few clever words of my own, I cannot put this idea any simpler: Learn to appreciate the little things in life.
a period of about five minutes. To all of you declared students who just changed your major, I don’t know if your advisors got to you or if the major that you picked was decided for you when your parents paid the tuition bill. Whether you are an undeclared student or just one who is bouncing around from major to major, there should be someone helping you to make sure you are going to be happy with that major. Or, it would be helpful to aid you in picking a major that you will stay with for more than one semester. I know we have our advisors, but mine has ninety students to help and he is only in his office
for about four hours, three days a week. I know that advisors in other majors meet
are never around or they have nine other students asking them questions? This is no
being ignored is not only a problem here. I interviewed an old classmate of mine who goes to a state school, and his school has done nothing to help him to pick a major. My cousin came to this university and went through all four years as a major and then decided that that was not what he wanted to do with his life. Do you want that to be you paying back all of those student loans and still working at that fast food restaurant? My suggestion is
with groups of kids because there are so many. How are you supposed to talk to these advisors if they
way to treat the people who are paying you forty two thousand dollars a year. Undeclared majors
should be invited to attend major-specific classes. If they are not happy where they are, they will at least
All too often, individuals live their lives dictated by landmark occasions: getting a driver’s license, attending prom, graduating from high school, graduating from college, getting a job, getting married, or having kids. In between, we find smaller milestones to get us from one day to the next: the upcoming weekend, the end
of the semester, a trip to the beach, a favorite weekly TV show, or the day after a paper is due. But despite the joy we experience during each one of these moments, we still waste countless minutes, hours, days, and months simply counting down. This past weekend, in an attempt to get in the holiday spirit and indulge in my love for
chick flicks, I decided to watch The Holiday. Midway through my second viewing, I realized that the parts I was weeping over (yes, weeping) involved minor characters. I couldn’t believe that I was moved so deeply by individuals inserted into the movie solely for detail. Sometimes the little things in life make the greatest dif-
ference. First kisses, good grades, and other life-altering moments rarely happen when we are expecting them. However, if we continue to live our lives fast forwarding through the seemingly unimportant days, there is no telling what we will miss. I often forget that life shouldn’t be a timeline of events, but rather a collection of
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The So-Called Insignificancies
know what’s in store for them in the other majors around campus. Don’t let yourself get put in a major that you are not happy in just because everyone else is in a major. Don’t do it for your parents, don’t do it for the money that that job will bring in: do it because it makes you happy. After all, having a big house is nice but from nine to five every day of the week you are most likely going to be at that job and that house won’t be so nice when you hate what you do every day. Whether you are a student with a major or undeclared, this campus needs some sort of service to help students to choose an area of study that they belong in.
instances that define a particular person. And I cannot think of a better way to accumulate representations of myself, than to examine the details of my life in its messiest, most unpredictable state. Have a safe and happy holiday break – and be sure to appreciate all the details!
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Arts & Entertainment
The Charger Bulletin | December 09, 2009
By KAIT RICHMOND STAFF WRITER
Jack’s Mannequin front-man Andrew McMahon released the highly anticipated Dear Jack, an intimate documentary that follows the musician through his battle with cancer. McMahon had been carrying around a camera for the last six months, documenting the production of his new album Everything in Transit, when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Jun. 1, 2005. When things took a turn for the worst, filming became therapeutic. “During the day or at the end of the day… I would sit down with the video camera and say, ‘Here is what’s going on today. Here’s where I am on the record. Here’s where I am in my head-space.’ It became this close friend of mine,” said McMahon. Not expecting anyone to see his personal confessions, McMahon produced hours of heartbreaking footage. Most of the time, McMahon remained positive, even through his brutal hair loss. He
The Healing Power of Music
took it step by step, starting with a buzz cut. Soon, he was merely removing his
ask me to fly out and be with him…it’s a lot to ask someone that you’ve just been bro-
featured as well. Per- terms of my relationhaps the most impor- ship with Andrew, tant person, though, is full-circle.” his older sister Katie. Following the suc-
Andrew McMahon, in a familiar pose behind the piano at a Jack’s Mannequin concert.
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hair with a lint roller. McMahon was candid, for the first time, about his thengirlfriend (now wife) Kelly throughout the footage. He had broken her heart, but she flew to see him when she received the bad news. “He was calling to
ken up with. But the minute I walked into that hospital room, I was just lying next to him the whole time,” said Kelly. She is among those extensively interviewed in the documentary. McMahon’s parents, producer, and management are all
She donated her bone marrow for a transplant that McMahon received on Aug. 23, 2005. In return, he wrote and recorded “There, There Katie,” a song that is on the film’s accompanying EP. Katie said, “That song brought everything in our lives, in
Alexa Ray Joel's publicist Claire Mercuri won't say where the 23-year-old is NEW YORK – A pub- staying. Billy Joel has licist says the daugh- homes in Manhattan ter of Billy Joel and and on eastern Long Christie Brinkley is Island. staying with her father His daughter was two days after being hospitalized for severtreated in New York al hours Saturday after for a possible over- police received a 911 dose of pills. call saying she had
taken several pills. Police say it is not clear whether she accidentally overdosed or attempted suicide. On her MySpace page, Joel says she attended New York University for a short time before dropping out to focus on her music career.
In this June 6, 2004 file photo, pianist, singer and songwriter, Alexa Ray Joel, left, joins her father, Billy Joel, for the arrivals of the 58th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York. Alexa Ray Joel's publicist, Claire Mercuri, says that the performer has been hospitalized in New York on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 for an undisclosed condition.
Alexa Ray Joel Staying with Dad After Pill Scare
cessful transplant, Andrew was released into his parents care. He struggled at first, suffering from shingles and hallucinations, but made it to the 100day anniversary of the transplant, and played a show in celebration. To say that Dear Jack is the story of
Andrew McMahon’s battle with leukemia is only partly true. It is a love story, an inspiring tale with music as the backbone. It is Andrew McMahon in his most vulnerable form, starting on Christmas Day in 1991 when he is pounding away at a piano, and following his incredible journey to the release of “The Glass Passenger” last year. The film, narrated by Tommy Lee, was released on Nov. 3, 2009. McMahon also released a four-song EP that includes a simplified yet incredibly moving version of his latest single “Swim.” McMahon’s message is one of hope; one that he is spreading through music. If Dear Jack can prove only one thing, it is the power of music. “I truly believe that Andrew’s desire to get back to work and play music had an incredible impact on the speed of his recovery, if not his recovery itself,” said his father. “He was just so highly motivated, and wouldn’t allow himself, other than momentarily, to think that this just couldn’t work.”
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The Charger Bulletin | December 09, 2009
The Sunshine House to Provide for Families in Need
By ERIN ENNIS
As December rolls along and the holiday season draws near, we normally find ourselves giving thanks and prayers for the things we have been granted in our lives. Thanks for having our friends and fam-
By JONATHAN STARKES
ily, and thanks for the amenities we possess. It is normally during this time that our generosity kicks in and we give back to the community that has supported us for the past 11 months. This holiday season, Professor Jim Monahan brings forth a fantastic philanthropic opportunity: one that should
touch a special place in each of our hearts. A special part of his community involvement outside of the University, The Sunshine House is a project to be admired this holiday season. The Sunshine House, set to open in Madison, will be the first children’s hospice and respite
center in the state of Connecticut. The Sunshine House will be the second child’s hospice opened in the continental US. The facility, which will include approximately 10 different buildings, will aid those with terminal children in the bereavement process and hospital care. With medical professionals onboard like Eileen Gillan, MD, and CEO Amy Kuhner, The Sunshine House aims to provide the best support for the families of children with exceptional need. Unlike hospitals or standard at home care, The Sunshine House will provide an elevated level of comfort to the families of children with terminal illnesses. The village will include town house style suite living, a common area for meals and
other entertainment, an activity center for games, and a chapel for prayer and meditation. The village will also include a state of the art butterfly garden, where sick children can travel to play with some of the worlds most unique creates. For families with pets, The Sunshine House provides another unusual staple: a dormitory for the furriest member of the family. Pets of all shapes and sizes are welcome to stay in the village to provide another aspect of love and support. Professor Jim Monahan stressed the importance of the Sunshine House in an interview early last week, “The Sunshine House will provide a place of sanctuary for those individuals going through the ex-
treme. By supporting The Sunshine House, you are supporting those families in the hardest times of their lives.” The Sunshine House, which is expected to cost over 25 million dollars to build and run, will be completely free for the families of terminally ill children. These children, their family members, and their beloved pets can travel to The Sunshine House to live out those hardest days in peace and solitude. However, The Sunshine House cannot run without the generous contributions of the community. During this holiday season, consider donating to Connecticut’s first child hospice. Donation methods can be found at www.TheSunshineHouse.org.
end of the infamous street to the other. This sounds easy until you realize there’s close to twenty bars total on Campbell Ave. An official Campbell Crawl cup is available for purchase from the last bar, Spectators, if, by then, you can manage to pull out your wallet. Campbell Ave. actually has its own interesting history. The Campbell for which the street is named is a British Adjunct William Campbell, who was part of an invading force that landed at
Savin Rock in 1779. His brief campaign in West Haven ironically ended where UNH now stands when during a fierce battle atop Allingtown Hill; Campbell was shot off his horse by a local farmer. The British officer led a force on a reverse Campbell Crawl earlier that same day, beginning his journey at Savin Rock, eventually reaching UNH. Campbell was actually respected by local residents for rescuing the town’s preacher
and keeping his troops relatively sober during their march. What better way to honor the respectable Revolutionary War hero than by establishing a local drinking contest that imitates his fated march down the street that bears his name? I guess that’s West Haven for ya’. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the end of finals this semester why not take place in a local legend? Celebrate some history and have a few drinks while doing it.
The Town That Learned to Crawl
Having recently been asked to report on the local community, I took a while to review what I actually knew about my hometown, West Haven. I started by searching travel sites for reviews on this seemingly obscure town. During my inquiry, I uncovered some interesting facts about the city that you may find surprising... For starters, did
you know that West Haven was actually the first proposed site for Disney World? It’s a fact. West Haven’s own Savin Rock had become such a tourist attraction that the local beach front seemed ideal for what is now the most famous amusement park in the world. Another obscure fact: West Haven has more bars per square foot than any other city in the U.S. And who said UCONN was party central? The websites also mentioned what
many young West Haven residents already know about: the Campbell Crawl. For those of you new to the area and those locals who have lived under a rock their entire lives, the Campbell Crawl is a local challenge that does a great job promoting West Haven’s world famous bar to land ratio. The rules of the challenge are simple. Campbell Crawlers must do a shot of liquor and a glass of beer at every bar and tavern from one
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Women's Soccer Honored with Award
CHARGER PRESS RELEASE
KANSAS CITY — The University of New Haven women's soccer program earned the distinction of National Soccer
Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2008-09 academic year. A program needs to post a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher to earn the honor. The Chargers fin-
ished in the quarterfinals of the NE-10 Conference Championship with a 1-0 loss to second-seeded College of the Saint Rose. UNH posted a 10-7-3 overall record and a 7-6-2 record in conference play.
first half. The Setters led 54-32 at halftime. UNH cut into the Setters' lead in the second half. The Chargers trailed by 25 points, 65-40, with 13:40 left when Helin Marte connected on one of two free throws. Her basket sparked a 13-0 run for UNH, which brought them within 12 points at the 9:46 mark. Alysia Saunders made a lay up with just over four minutes remaining to bring UNH as close as six points, but the deficit was too large to overcome as the Setters connected from the free throw line in the closing minutes.
The Chargers shot 39 percent from the floor, while the Setters made 52 percent of their shots, including 10-of-19 from downtown (53 percent). Pace also shot a remarkable 90 percent from the free throw line, while UNH shot 68 percent. The Chargers held a 41-37 advantage on the boards, including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Dominique Stellmacher helped with 18 points and added five rebounds, two assists and one steal. Saunders tallied 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Marte finished with 20 points.
With a time of 6.88 seconds in the 60 meter dash, sophomore Kevin Downing wasted no time and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Nationals, matching the provisional time and winning the event. Downing's fellow 2009 nationals participant, Shannon Gagne, also provisionally qualified in
the 200 meter dash with a first place time of 24.79. The junior also won the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.76 seconds. In the prelims, Gagne ran a time of 7.70 seconds and also provisionally qualifying in the 60 meter. Downing completed the sweep for UNH with a first place
Chargers Suffer First NE-10 Loss at Pace
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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. — The University of New Haven women's basketball team fell 89-75 Saturday afternoon at Pace University. With the loss the Chargers fall to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Setters improve to 4-2 overall and 4-1 in the NE-10. The Setters rushed out and made the first basket on Saturday. From that point, they never looked back. Pace never gave up the lead and would pull away later in the
Downing, Gagne Provisionally Qualify at Season Opener
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The University of New Haven men's and women's indoor track and field teams opened the 2009-10 season at the Yale University Lid Lifter Season Opener Saturday afternoon at Cox Cage.
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Herzog, Harvey Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
By BEN WALKER
INDIANAPOLIS — Manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey are the newest members of baseball's Hall of Fame. The Veterans Committee announced the voting results Monday. They will be enshrined in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 25. Herzog managed in the majors from 197390, and won the 1982 World Series and three NL pennants with the St. Louis Cardinals. He became the 19th manager to make the hall. "I think he was one of the guys who started managers looking at doing more creative things," said Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith, one of Herzog's star players. Smith was on the 16-member panel that elected Herzog. Candidates needed 12 votes to make it, and Herzog got 14. The 78-year-old Herzog missed by one vote in
the 2007 time, and became the Harvey umpired in ninth umpire in the the National League Hall. for 31 seasons before "He belongs in
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This is a Jan. 17, 2009, file photo showing Whitey Herzog at the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s 6th Annual ‘In the Spirit of the Game’ fundraiser, in Los Angeles. Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey are the newest members of baseball’s Hall of Fame. The Veterans Committee announced the voting results Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. They will be enshrined in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 25.
retiring in 1992. He worked five World Series. The 79-year-old Harvey also missed by one vote two years ago. He was picked on 15 of 16 ballots this
there," said Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda, another committee member. "He had the players' respect. He had the pitchers' respect -most of the time."
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Staying Healthy for Finals
By ERIN ENNIS STAFF WRITER
As we move into finals week, don’t forget one of the most important things this winter season: your health! With the first cold snaps of this year upon us, and many hours of studying and paper writing in front of us, it is important to remember to keep healthy! Health Services is continuously receiving small batches of the H1N1 flu vaccine. If you are a student 24 years of age or younger, pregnant, a health care provider, or 2564 with a chronic
health condition, call them to keep updated on the flu vaccine schedule at (203) 9327079! This way, when the vaccine comes in, you can be sure to keep yourself healthy for the holiday season. If you haven’t already gotten your seasonal flu vaccine, consider picking one up when you go home during break. They are normally very inexpensive and are well worth the money. By protecting yourself with immunizations, you can be sure to avoid the hassles of being sick during finals and beyond. Unable to get your H1N1 vaccine? There
are plenty of nonvaccination ways to protect yourself as the end of the school year flies by. Remember to always wash your hands and use antibacterial sanitizer if you own some. Keep your apartments clean and attempt to do some serious cleaning before you leave for the holiday season. Don’t share food and drink with your roommates and friends: even if there is only one glass of egg nog left. Most importantly, if you start to feel sick: isolate yourself from your roommates! Get yourself to health services right away: the knowledgeable staff
will help you in any way they can. With exams, papers, projects, and the foreboding finals approaching, make sure you don’t catch the seasonal flu or H1N1. Not only will you have trouble concentrating on your pile of school work, these last few cheerful days with friends and family will be ruined by a fever, sniffles, and the chills. Contact Health Services to learn more about H1N1 protection and contact your family doctor for any additional information about the seasonal flu vaccine. Take care of yourself! Stay healthy over the holidays!
"They were in their 80's, they didn't have a chance and that's probably what he was waiting for, you know, older people that can't defend themselves," Kathleen Komlos said. The building is across the street from the main hospital. The 82-year-old woman was bringing her husband, who uses a cane, to a physical therapy appointment. They were alone with the thief in the elevator. "I do take the eleva-
tor up. You know, it's kind of scary to think soembody would do that in that building," Carol Uleano, of Derby, said. The victim did not want to speak on camera but did tell News Channel 8's Erin Cox her story. She says the mugging happened fast she was knocked down and bumped her head. She asy The thief grabbed her purse and got away with $100. A hospital spokesperson tells me there
are no surveillance cameras in or around the cancer center. He says security officers make rounds, dividing their time by patroling both the outpatient building and the main hospital. "I think they have pretty good security, you can only do so much," Komlos said. "I have doctors there, so it's getting kind of scary. I guess I think they need some more security," Uleano said.
Woman Mugged in Cancer Center Elevator
By ERIN COX
WTNH CHANNEL 8
Derby, CT - The search is on for suspects in a brazen mugging. An elderly couple was held up inside an elevator at a cancer center near Derby's Griffin Hospital Tuesday morning. The attack on an elderly couple in an elevator of the outpatient building at Griffin Hospital Cancer Center is unnerving to patients and visitors.
Controversy in Waterbury
BY ERIN COX WTNH CHANNEL 8
Waterbury - There's a controversy of sorts going on at one Waterbury elementary school. You won't see holiday decorations
on the windows or inside on the walls at Waterbury's Walsh Elementary School. The school does not display any secular nor religious symbols of Christmas. That means no Santa Clauses, no Christmas
Trees and no classroom celebrations. "It's kind of silly when it's everywhere else these kids have been raised on this forever," Joan Dangelo, a grandparent, said. Rodney Parker, the
parent liaison at the school, says its been this way for a few years and he's gotten no complaints. "I haven't heard a parent complain anything about it so I don't know where this is coming from,"
Trooper’s Cruiser Rammed in Pursuit
By SANDRA REICHMAN WTNH CHANNEL 8
Orange, CT - An East Haven woman is facing a laundry list of charges after she allegedly rammed a police cruiser while involved in a pursuit on I-95. State Police have charged Miriam Concepcion, 24, with assault of a police officer, interfering with a police officer, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and engaging police in pursuit. She also faces motor vehicle charges from the Hamden Police Department. It all started on I-91 in Hamden around 1am. Concepcion alleg-
Parker said. It's not just at Walsh School. Waterbury asks all of its principals to be aware of its multi-cultural community and not create situations where some students may be offended. A statement from Superintendent David Snead reads "Student assemblies or classroom parties need to celebrate all holidays if they are to be held. Displays also need to be all inclusive" "We have singing. We have Christmas. Hanukkah songs and it's an all-inclusive thing," Parker said.
edly struck a state police cruiser near Exit 45 in the New Haven area. Another trooper used stop sticks to try and get Concepcion to stop. Police finally apprehended Concepcion in Orange when she got off the highway at Exit 41. A police dog was used to get her out of the car. Concepcion was treated for dog bites at an area hospital. She is being held on $10,000 bond and is due in court later today. The trooper was treated and released at a local hospital. Police did not indicate why she was on the run in the first place.
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The Charger Battery
HAPPY CHRISTMAHANUKWANZAAKAH TO ALL! :D Just covering all of my bases, you know, speaking in politically correct terms, of course. Snowball is officially sold out! Holy cow! A great way to end the year: dressing up and by Sam Drotar going out to a formal. All the stress of the year, A weekly recap of the positives & negatives at UNH then you can relax and have a good time…even though it IS mostly freshman. :p 8 DAYS UNTIL WINTER BREAK! … And all of you who are leaving mid-final week, because you got extremely lucky with your final schedule, I hate you. Also, I am unleashing the giant green monster of envy on anyone and everyone who is going someplace warm for winter break. I just have to say, despite the stress of finals, I thank GOD for that reading day and the wonderful, caring teachers who give final reviews—Santa will treat you right.
by Tyler Salovin
Negatives Okay, the Christmas season has BARELY started and I already know people who have completed their Christmas shopping (you disgust me), the Christmas songs have ALREADY made me lose it, and I haven’t had one SINGLE gingerbread man—not even a gingerbread foot! Nothing! FINALS FINALS FINALS! AAHHH! So much pressure, so much studying, so many regrets about this past semester, and so many consecutive all nighters! IT’S CRUNCH TIME, CHARGERS! LET’S GET IT ON! For the next week Red Bull is my only friend, and if you try to speak to me about anything that is not search and seizure related, it wouldn’t be wise. Although this winter break is more than desperately needed by all, there is a kicker in the college kid’s situation: home for the break. Now I don’t know about you, but more than a week living with the parent’s is NOT going to be good. It stinks to live at college and be able to do what you want, eat crappy food, come home when you want, and not have a word said about it. Then when you return home and Mom asks you to do the dishes, and you say “What’s that?,” it’s just not good. By the time winter break is over, we will all be itching to come back to UNH, admit it. IT’S TRUE!
The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.
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Shawn’s Hotties of the Week
by Shawn L. Tremblay
Congratulations to all of this semester’s Hotties!
Week Twelve Eleven Ten Nine Eight Seven Six Five Four Three Two One
Female Kait Rodriques Samantha Sullivan Lindsay Lynch Angela Martello Phi Sigma Sigma Kristin O’Brien Heller Kathryn Onorato Laura Schnetzler Sam Dobshinsky Jakki Gouveia Heather Brown Colleen Kerrigan
Male Alex Woron James Wightman Chris Rinck Eric Brouillette Justin O’Brien Matt Digiovanni Chargers Football Tyler Salovin Ryan Frietas Matt Kavaler Ryan Nicholls Scott Kazar
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The Charger Bulletin | December 09, 2009
Cloud Seeding a Venezuelan Italian Murder Suspect Found Guilty Problem
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from the atmosphere. Dispersing cloud condensation or ice nuclei substitutes into the air serves as the modification. These substances alter the microphysical processes within the cloud with the intent is to increase precipitation, but also to suppress hail and fog, especially near airports. Trees release natural forms of cloud seeding, called terpene, more actively during warmer weather. The clouds reflect sunlight, allowing the forest to regulate its temperature. Cloud-seeding has been used in various countries including China, Australia, and the United States in efforts to draw more moisture from storms.
Chavez has not yet released what method will be used in the Venezuela seeding processes. The rainy period for Venezuela and northern Colombia usually extends from May to November, so this year’s drought is most likely to intensify as the dry season begins in December. As the country nears toward dry season, President Chavez is trying to squeeze more rain from the clouds because the reservoirs are at the lowest levels in decades. Venezuela’s lack of water in hydroelectric dams is also threatening to worsen the country’s blackouts. The seeding plan was announced two weeks ago and would
begin over the Orinoco and Caroni river basins, near the country's largest hydro electronic dam. The President has not mentioned a timetable for the execution of the cloud-seeding project. Critics question the effectiveness of cloud-seeding but it is still viewed as an option in some areas. Water is an increasingly political issue in Venezuela, with the President’s opposition blaming the government for not planning ahead or building sufficient water and energy infrastructures. Widespread water rationing began in the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, earlier this month.
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Provisional Qualification at Season Opener
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finish of 21.89 seconds in the 200 meter dash as well. Additional women's results include a UNH record-setting weight throw by freshman Shraya Manick. The freshman threw a distance of 12.70 meters in the weight throw for a fourth place finish,
while here distance of 11.72 meters in the shot put placed her first at the meet. Alesha Chu Foo, Alissa Howell and Calista Hutchinson finished one, two and three in the women's triple jump with jumps of 10.13 meters, 10.11 meters and 10.08 meters, respectively. For men, Sylvestre
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Maldonado finished fifth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 51.60 seconds, while Mark Kichar added a third place finish in the 500 meter dash with a time of 1:08.68. Matt Dunham placed third in the one mile run with a time of 4:33.45. Michael Renna led the Chargers with a fourth place finish in the shot
But while the stint dith Kercher’s family ment from the drugs runs its course, Aman- and 40,000 euros to for not remembering da Knox can ponder Patrick Lumumba for the events that trans- her future and rest defamation in addipired afterwards. assured that it won’t tion to the money she W h e n the verdict was read, spectators outside the courthouse cheered and even shouted insults at the Knox clan such as “Assassin!” But even as the Knox family continues to pledge loyalty to “Foxy K n o x y, ” Amanda Knox will remain in prison for A PIER/PAOLO CITO/AP PHOTO up to two Amanda Knox escorted by Italian officer just before guilty verdict on Dec. 4. con’t from page 3
years while her lawyers try to follow up on an appeal after a ninety-day interval.
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Cows Licked $100 in Damage to House
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee man's homeowners insurance apparently doesn't cover "acts of cow." Jerry Lynn Davis called the Hawkins County Sheriff's office on Thursday, complaining that a neighbor's cows had been licking his house. In the process, Davis says the curious bovines did about $100 in damage by ripping off a screen window, cracking the glass and pulling down a gutter. The Kingsport Times-News reports that Davis' home is just a couple of feet from a fence enclosing the cows' pasture. They managed to poke their heads through to lick the house, though a deputy's report did not indicate what made the house so tasty. Deputy Chris Funk was able to contact the cows' owner, who said he'd take care of the problem.
The UNH library staff is asking for cooperation from students in respecting the library’s food and drink policy. Food and drink (including water) are only permitted in the Library Café located on the main level of the library. Food and drink in any other part of the library is not permitted. It is possible to both study and enjoy your food and drink in the library by charging out a laptop computer at the circulation desk and bringing it to the café area where eating and drinking are permitted. The reason that the library needs this policy is to protect our computers and library materials. In addition, ants, roaches, and mice like to come into the library to eat the food crumbs left behind. Yuck! Let’s not give these creatures a reason to come into the library. Help them stay outside where they belong!
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Welcome to the first edition of the new Charger Bulletin feature Grub Gab! We are committed to reviewing local restaurants so you know where it’s safe to eat! First up on our list is Archie Moore’s in New Haven! Heather had never been before…and cannot wait to go again! So first up, what is Archie Moore’s? It is a restaurant and bar with six locations in Connecticut. It is famous for its wing sauce, but also offers a selection of soups, nachos, wraps, sandwiches, vegetarian selections, burgers, salads, American appetizers, and desserts. Basically it has something for everyone. We started with some of the famous wings and an order of potato skins. If you’re looking for wicked hot wings, then Archie’s probably isn’t the place for you. But if you’re looking for amazingly flavorful wings with a little kick, get there ASAP! Wings shouldn’t be just about the heat…but also the sa-weet! (Not literally…) Another perk of the wings is that Archie’s makes their own bleu cheese daily. I know that grosses some people out, but for the rest of the [sane] world who likes bleu cheese, you can appreciate this. The. Dressing. Is. Amazing. I know many of us are used to potato skins that are small and probably consist of only about a quarter of the potato. Not here! These potato skins were literally half of a good sized potato and filled to the brim with cheese and bacon. They were AMAZING! For the main meal, Heather ordered a buffalo chicken wrap. This is one of her favorites at any restaurant! She’s become accustomed to the wrap being cold rather than warm to melt the cheese and whatnot, but not this wrap. It was almost too warm and it was wonderful. The French fries were also really good. Everything just came together and was amazing. Zack ordered a bleu cheese pita burger – DELICIOUS! It was a ½ pound burger in a pita with lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion, and a spicy taziki cucumber sauce. Also accompanied with Archie’s French fries, this burger was fantastic. In terms of service, the hostess checked in on us often while we were waiting to be seated just so we knew that we weren’t forgotten. She was really good about keeping up with those drink refills, but didn’t come too much to be an annoyance! Despite being an excellent place to eat, Archie Moore’s is also an excellent place to people watch. There were some pretty amusing people eating or drinking at the bar while we were there. That only added to the good time we had! The only downside (and it’s an extremely small one) is that it was a little loud. So it’s not really a good place to go and have a quiet, intimate dinner, but it’s a great place for everything else. For more info abut Archie Moores, visit www.ArchieMoores.com If you have any suggestions for future reviews, email GrubGab@ChargerBulletin.com
Grub Gab will be using a “5 stars” scale...but instead of stars, we will choose a key element to the restaurant we’re reviewing! In Archie’s case, due to their deliciously tantalizing buffalo wings, we give them wing platters!
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