Volume 91, Issue 4 | February 16, 2011
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Obama Unveils $3.73 Trillion Budget for 2012
The other one-third of the –––––––––––––––––––––––––– savings would come from tax increases, including limiting tax deductions for high income taxPresident Barack Obama is payers, a proposal Obama put sending Congress a $3.73 tril- forward last year only to have it lion spending blueprint that rejected in Congress. pledges $1.1 trillion in deficit savings over the next decade through spending cuts and tax increases. Obama’s new budget projects that the deficit for the current year will surge to an all-time high of $1.65 trillion. That reflects a sizable tax-cut agreement reached with Republicans in December. For 2012, the administration sees the imbalance declining to $1.1 trillion, giving the country a record four straight years of $1 trillionThe Obama budget recomplus deficits. mendation, which is certain to Jacob Lew, Obama’s bud- be changed by Congress, would get director, said that the presi- spend $3.73 trillion in the 2012 dent’s spending proposal was a budget year, which begins Oct. balanced package of spending 1, a reduction of 2.4 percent cuts and “shared sacrifice” that from what Obama projects will would bring the deficits under be spent in the current budget control. Appearing on ABC’s year. “Good Morning America,” Lew The Obama plan would fall said that Obama’s budget would far short of the $4 trillion in defi“stand the test that we live with- cit cuts recommended in a Dein our means and we invest in cember report by his blue-ribbon the future.” deficit commission. That panel Senior administration offi- said that real progress on the cials, who spoke on condition deficit cannot be made without of anonymity in advance of the tackling the government’s big formal release of the budget, three entitlement programs — said that Obama would achieve Medicare, Medicaid and Social two-thirds of his projected $1.1 Security — and defense spendtrillion in deficit savings through ing. spending cuts including a fiveObama concentrated his cuts year freeze on many domestic in the one-tenth of the budget programs. that covers most domestic agenASSOCIATED PRESS
Chris Lee Resigns Over Craigslist Scandal
By LIZ DE LA TORRE STAFF WRITER
–––––––––––––––––––––––––– With the Grammys this past weekend, celebrations were widespread for winners. But the award for having the worst week goes to Republican representative Chris Lee, according to the
sent along a shirtless photo of himself. After some correspondence between the two, she discovered on his Facebook page that he was married. Additional online research about him led her to find out that he was involved in Congress and had fabricated details about his personal life. Callahan published their e-mail
cies, projecting $400 billion in savings from a five-year freeze in this area. Some programs would not just see spending frozen at 2010 spending levels but would be targeted for sizable cuts. Republicans, who took con-
Russia’s Conflict with the New Arms Control Treaty
By KAIT RICHMOND STAFF WRITER
–––––––––––––––––––––––––– Russia and the U.S. activated a new arms control treaty earlier this month, but Russia is already reconsidering its participation. After months of difficult negotiations both at home and abroad, President Obama’s “New Start” treaty began on Feb. 5 after being approved by the Senate just before Christmas.
According to Russian news agencies, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Feb. 7, “If the U.S. increases the qualitative and quantitative potential of its missile defense ... a question will arise whether Russia should further abide by the treaty or would have to take other measures to respond to the situation, including military-technical measures.” Within the next month or two, it is likely that the world will
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trol of the House in the November elections and picked up seats in the Senate in part because of voter anger over the soaring deficits, called Obama’s efforts too timid. They want spending frozen at 2008 levels before efforts to fight a deep recession boosted spending in the past two years. They are scheduled to begin debating on Tuesday a proposal that would trim spending by $61 billion for the seven months left in the current budget year, which ends Sept. 30. They also have vowed to push for tougher cuts in 2012 and future years. “Americans don’t want a spending freeze at unsustainable levels,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. “They want cuts, dramatic cuts.” See BUDGET page 4
The treaty stipulates that Russia and the U.S. cannot have more than 1,500 strategic warheads, down from 2,200. According to the New York Times, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the treaty was an example of “clear-eyed cooperation that is in everybody’s interests.” However, the Russian government is now worried about its country’s security because the treaty “does not prevent the U.S. from building news missile defense systems.” (AP)
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watch this conflict play out. The treaty says that within the next 45 days, the U.S. and Russia must share details on the number of nuclear weapons, as well as the weapons’ location and arsenal technicalities. If the U.S. does build up its missile defense systems, Russia could withdraw from the treaty, bringing problems to what the New York Times calls “the most tangible foreign policy achievement of Mr. Obama’s two years in office.”
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Retired MasterCard CMO Named Executive Dean of UNH’s New College of Business and Professional Studies By Daniel kalmanson unh today
West Haven, Conn., January 20, 2011—Lawrence P. Flanagan has been appointed as the executive dean of the newly created College of Business and Professional Studies at the University of New Haven (UNH). A UNH alumnus and West Haven native, Flanagan is regarded as one of the most accomplished global marketing leaders in the country. He recently retired as the executive vice president and chief marketing officer for MasterCard Worldwide, where he was responsible for overseeing a $1 billion plus advertising and marketing budget, directing marketing strategies in more PHOTO CREDIT: GAWKER.COM than 50 countries, and launching Washington Post. With lies, sex exchanges and his pictures to the the hugely successful “Pricescandals, and humiliating resig- gossip site, Gawker.com but inless” advertising campaign. Flanations, the Chris Lee Craigslist sists she did “not do this for the nagan’s appointment is effective debacle is nothing out of the or- attention or, you know, notoriety June 1, 2011. dinary for the world of politics or money or whatever.” Before joining MasterCard as of late. in 1996, Flanagan served as an Responding to a Craigslist ad Initially, Lee denied the al- assistant vice president of marposted by a woman identified as legations, saying his e-mail acketing for L’Oreal U.S. and as Yesha Callahan, Lee described count had been hacked. Furthera marketing director for Procter himself as a “fun, classy” di- more, they claimed all he had & Gamble. During his profesvorced, blonde, and blue-eyed done online was sell furniture. sional career, he earned numerthirty-nine year-old lobbyist and See SCANDAL page 5 ous advertising honors includ-
ing a Gold Effie, an Addy and the prestigious Cresta Award. The Advertising Club of New York named him “Advertising Person of the Year” in 2008 and Sports Business International
named him one of the “25 Most Influential People in Sports” in 2004 in recognition of the extensive corporate sponsorships of major athletic events that he negotiated on behalf of Master-
Card. He recently served as the national co-chair of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Summit, which represents more than 12,000 global executives across 100 countries in multiple industries, and is a former member of the board of directors of The Ad Council. “Larry Flanagan will bring a wealth of real-world business knowledge, innovation and management expertise to the University of New Haven’s College of Business and Professional Studies,” said UNH President Steven Kaplan. “This appointment reflects a growing national trend of hiring highlevel corporate executives with extensive business experience and acumen to lead colleges of business.” “The next decade will not be business-as-usual for any industry,” noted Flanagan. “The shifting effects of the financial collapse, coupled with explosive See MASTERCARD page 5
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USGA President’s Corner Fellow UNH students,
Make sure as the semester starts to get going that you keep on track with your class work and other obligations. Make sure you utilize your time wisely. Lastly, make sure you do what makes you happy and don’t worry about what other people think. As you grow, you’ll have your heart broken. You’ll fight with loved ones and time will fly by. So laugh, forgive, and care for others. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, and no second chances. So live life to the fullest. Do what makes you happy. Don’t be afraid to take chances. Most of all live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back. Let your voice be heard. Scott Kazar USGA President
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SCOPE It Out!
by Michelle R. Morra
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! So it’s a little late, but it still counts. Valentine’s Day is when you show the people that you love, including your mom, dad, siblings, and friends (not just your significant others), that you care. SCOPE used Valentine’s Day the same way. We showed the entire student body that we care by putting on events! It has been a busy week for Special Events who put on an Arcade and a Valentine’s Day themed Beanhouse. The New Hall Game Room got some temporary new additions when Special Events brought some arcade classics to campus. There was Golden Tee, MoCap Boxing, Teken 4, Arcade Legends, Ms. Pacman, and NBA Jam. Everyone played against friends or just played to beat old scores. Some people even played so hard that they were out breathe. Another great event put on by Special Events this past week was Beanhouse. They had a Valentine’s Day themed Beanhouse where they gave out roses and had a band open the night with some awesome songs. After the band went up, the night was full of student musicians singing the best love songs. It was a Beanhouse to remember. We can’t wait until the one in March! As always Film put on a fantastic movie last week; it had people literally jumping out of their seats. Paranormal Activity 2 had everyone’s heart racing with the suspense and scary activities that went on. This week Film is showing the movie Megamind, starring Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, and Will Ferrell; this is a comedy of a superhero and villain relationship. There have been rave reviews of it, so it is a must see. Come to Bartels on Tuesday and Friday at 9:00 p.m. Here’s a heads up! Film week is on the way! Next week is Film week and every day the Film Committee has a fantastic event planned based around the movies. So you have to come out and enjoy some great events, get some cool stuff, and just enjoy a good time. The week’s events are: Sunday: Movie Trip Sign-ups at 9:00 p.m. online. Monday: Movie Burlesque at 9:00 p.m. in Bartels and Movie Trivia Sign ups at 9:00 p.m. online. Tuesday: Movie Tangled at 9:00 p.m. in Bartels. Wednesday: Movie Trivia Game Show at 9:00 p.m. in Bartels. Thursday: Movie Clapper key chains from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Bartels Programming Space. Friday: Movie Trip to I Am Number Four Saturday: Double Feature Movie at 7:00 p.m. in Bartels. Sunday: Oscar Party at 7:00 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge. Of course, weekends also had great events showing the campus that SCOPE cares about the students. This past weekend, Weekends had Antique Photos, where students were able to get into old fashioned outfits and see what they would have looked like decades or even centuries ago. They also got a picture as proof. On Saturday, everyone took a trip to New York City to see the Broadway classic Phantom of the Opera. Students had the chance to spend the day in New York before seeing the play that night. This weekend, they have some more fun events planned with Tie Dye T-shirts on Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the Bartels Faculty Dining Room. On Saturday, they have a Video Game Party, with the new Kinect from Xbox, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bartels Programming Space. Again, I wish everyone a (belated) Happy Valentine’s Day with love from SCOPE.
Health and Fitness by Melanie Rovinsky
The Big Fat Secrets:
Why eliminating fats from your diet is not the best weight loss solution With aisle after aisle of tempting low-fat and fat-free foods, it is no surprise that individuals trying to lose or maintain their weight load up their shopping carts with these products. The problem with these seemingly too-good-to-be-true foods is that they are devoid of nutritional value and full of sugar and calories. The Importance of Fat Entirely eliminating fat from your diet will not guarantee significant weight loss. According to the online Free Weight Loss Center, if you deprive yourself of fat, your body thinks you are starving. “In this ‘starvation mode’ or ‘famine mode’, your body tends to store every ounce of stored fat and thus you don’t lose weight.” At this stage, your body may start to burn muscle for energy. Are you covering that nutrient-rich salad with a fat-free dressing? If so, you are compromising more than just taste! Shape magazine says that the fat found in extra virgin olive oil can actually help you extract vitamins A, D, E, and K from the vegetables on your plate. In addition, your body requires fat to protect your bones and organs. Diets that include certain fats also help your hair and nails stay healthy. Good Fat vs. Bad Fat It doesn’t take a nutritionist to figure out that the fat in a Whopper is slightly worse for you than the fat in a handful of almonds. But why? Fats can be broken down into two groups: saturated and unsaturated. Although a minimal amount of saturated fats can occur naturally in animals, the majority of them are manufactured by converting oils into solids. The all-dreaded Trans fats fall into the category of saturated fat, and they should largely be avoided. Trans fats not only raise LDL (the bad cholesterol), but they lower HDL (the good cholesterol). Unsaturated fats contain at least one double bond within the lipid chain, as opposed to saturated fats that have no double bonds. Because of these bonds, unsaturated fat molecules require less energy to break down, and are thus metabolized faster. Fat molecules with one double bond are called monounsaturated fats, while molecules with more than one double bond are called polyunsaturated fats. Learn to Love Your Love-handles Our bodies are supposed to have some fat on them! If you are consuming a healthy diet and regularly exercising (cardio and resistance), but still can’t shrink your thighs, don’t worry about it! Intra-abdominal fat, the fat that clings to your liver and other organs, excretes fatty acids into your bloodstream that raise blood pressure and could lead to diabetes and heart disease. The fat that we can see, however, like the kind you can pinch on your hips or thighs, may not be so dangerous. According to Shape magazine, “some research suggests that if you have excess intra-abdominal fat, extra thigh fat may actually offer protection against heart disease.” Dr. Glenn Gaesser, director of the kinesiology program at the University of Virginia, explains that having fat on your thighs can be a sign that fat has been sucked out of your bloodstream. Healthy Fats For delicious ways to incorporate good fats into your diet, try the following: Avocado, walnuts, peanut butter, olives, salmon, flaxseed, almonds, and extra virgin olive oil.
Did You Know? by Joann Wolwowicz
Romances That Changed History
Could your particular love story be a romance that could change the course of history? Well, probably not, but with Valentine’s Day happening this week, this seems like a good time to look at some romances that did really change the world. For better or for worse, through violence or through science, through law or through religion, these historic romances altered the course of history. First on our agenda are Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Cleopatra VII of Egypt is often remembered for her legendary powers of seduction and mastery at building shrewd alliances. However, her political and romantic partnership with the Roman general Mark Antony brought about the deaths of both of her lovers and toppled the centuries old dynasty to which she belonged. Earlier in her reign, Cleopatra’s relationship with another Roman general, Julius Caesar, had allowed her to take the throne from her brother and co-ruler when civil war erupted between the two siblings. After Caesar’s murder, Rome fell into another civil war. Antony took up the administration of Rome’s eastern provinces. He summoned Cleopatra to Tarsus to answer charges that she had aided his enemies. Hoping to woo Antony, Cleopatra arrived on a river barge dressed as Venus, the Roman god of love. The love struck Antony followed her back to Alexandria, pledging to protect Egypt and Cleopatra’s crown. The next year he returned to Rome to prove his loyalty by marrying Octavian’s half-sister Octavia; Cleopatra, meanwhile, gave birth to Antony’s twins and continued to rule over an increasingly prosperous Egypt. Antony and Cleopatra were reunited several years later, and Cleopatra had another son, Ptolemy Philadelphos, in 36 B.C. Having left his wife, Antony declared Caesarion to be Caesar’s son and rightful heir (as opposed to his adopted son, Octavian) and awarded land to each of his children with Cleopatra. This launched a war of propaganda with the furious Octavian, who claimed that Antony was entirely under Cleopatra’s control and would abandon Rome to found a new capital in Egypt. In 32 B.C. Octavian declared war on Cleopatra, and in 31 B.C. his forces trounced those of Antony and Cleopatra in the Battle of Actium. The following year, Octavian reached Alexandria and again defeated Antony. In the aftermath of the battle, Cleopatra took refuge in the mausoleum she had commissioned for herself. Antony, falsely informed that Cleopatra was dead, stabbed himself with his sword. On August 12, 30 B.C., after burying Antony and meeting with the victorious Octavian, Cleopatra closed herself in her chamber with two of her female servants and committed suicide. The method she chose remains unknown, but writers advanced the theory that she used a poisonous snake. According to her wishes, Cleopatra’s body was buried with Antony’s, leaving Octavian (later Emperor Augustus I) to celebrate his conquest of Egypt and his consolidation of power in Rome. Our second couple, that we will discuss is the Czar Nicholas II and Alexandra Federovna. Set against the backdrop of revolutionary turmoil, featuring an opportunistic mystic and hinging on an incurable bleeding disease, their story had all the elements of a sensational romance. The granddaughter of England’s Queen Victoria, Alix Victoria Helena Louise Beatrice—later known as Alexandra Feodorovna Romanov—rejected an arranged marriage to her first cousin, Prince Albert Victor, after falling in love with Nicholas, heir to the Russian throne, as a teenager in 1889. Equally smitten, her lover convinced his reluctant, ailing father to agree to the union, and the pair wed in November 1894, just several weeks after the czar’s death and Nicholas’ coronation. Though forged amid great sadness, the marriage was a happy and passionate one, producing four daughters and a son, Alexei. From his father the young czarevitch inherited the claim to the Russian throne, but his mother bequeathed him a more burdensome legacy: the mutant gene for the clotting disorder hemophilia, of which both Alexandra and her grandmother Victoria were carriers. Terrified of losing Alexei, his parents became increasingly reliant on the controversial “mad monk” Grigori Rasputin, whose hypnosis treatments seemed to slow the boy’s hemorrhages. Rasputin’s political influence over the czar and czarina undermined the Russian public’s confidence in the Romanov dynasty and contributed to its overthrow during the February Revolution in 1917. Nicholas, Alexandra, and their children were executed on July 16, 1918, on orders from Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. Indirectly, at least, the royal couple’s romance had opened a new and bloody chapter in Russia’s history. Next week you can look forward to reading about our third couple who didn’t make it into this week’s article: King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. They need their own Did You Know article all to themselves.
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Cholera Outbreak Confirmed in NYC
By REBEKAH GORDON STAFF WRITER
Three residents from New York attended a wedding in the Dominican Republic in January, and have come back showing classic symptoms of cholera upon their return. These are the first known cases since the outbreak in Haiti last year. A local laboratory notified the NYDOH (New York Department of Health) on Saturday stating that three residents had developed diarrhea and dehydration, two known symptoms of the disease. Dr. Sharon Balter, a medical epidemiologist for the DOH said none of the victims were hospitalized, and all have recovered since their return. The city has denied releasing the names of the adults who contracted the disease. City health officials are now working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to determine what the New York victims ate and to see if the strain of the disease they contracted is linked to the cholera
epidemic that has ravaged Haiti, killing thousands since October and infecting many more. The C.D.C., while trying to detect which strain is at issue, is still working closely with the Dominican Republics’ C.D.C. as well to support the state health department and get this outbreak under control. While cholera can spread swiftly where sanitation is poor and clean drinking water is unavailable, the possibility of transmitting the disease in New York is considered low. The likelihood of person-to-person transmission is also low, as one would have to drink large amounts of water contaminated with Vibrio cholera, the cholera-causing bacteria, to get sick. Those with cholera can recover rapidly, particularly if they rehydrate by drinking water with salt or sugar. In some cases, intravenous treatment and antibiotics might be required. In New York, the occasional cholera case is not unusual. The NYDOH and C.D.C. see an average of one a year, particularly
among those traveling to regions where the disease is common. Until now, there have been no previous cases since the outbreak. Officials are stressing the importance of learning about the risk of cholera in parts of the world where it is most prevalent, and to notice any symptoms in the states. They are also trying to inform people about taking the steps to prevent contracting it if traveling abroad. You should speak with your physician before you travel, and if you do, only drink bottled water at any destination. You can also reduce your risk by only eating food that is cooked and served hot, along with constantly washing your hands with soap numerous times a day, and avoid swimming or bathing in rivers. If you have any other questions about the outbreak or about the disease, contact the NYDOH at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/ doh/html/home/home.shtml.
Vatican to Host AIDS Prevention, Care Conference
By LIANA TEIXEIRA STAFF WRITER
With over 33 million global cases, the AIDS virus claims thousands of lives each day. In response, the Vatican will host an international conference in May of 2011 regarding the prevention of AIDS and how one can care for individuals suffering from the disease. Even the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers said, according to WashingtonPost.com, that they were devising a set of guidelines for Catholic doctors and other medical practitioners when treating patients diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. The Vatican’s recent and enthusiastic response to this worldwide epidemic follows a controversial statement made by Pope Benedict XVI last year. Benedict revealed in an interview for his latest book, Light of the World, that someone using a condom to
prevent the spread of HIV showed “moral sexuality” because the male would be concerned with another’s personal welfare. The Pope’s statement initiated an immediate outbreak of confusion, particularly among Catholic followers and critics. The question arose as to whether condoms, which the church doctrine openly opposes, were now permissible while engaging in sexual intercourse. However, the Vatican denied that a justification for condoms had been made. They assert their position that abstinence and monogamous marriages best prevent the transmission and spread of HIV. Given that 54 percent of infected Africans (roughly 12.1 million people) are women, reports the Associated Press, the Catholic Church has unsurprisingly faced extreme criticism regarding their opposition towards contraception and using condoms as a form of birth control. The com-
ments made by Benedict have sparked so much debate that the Vatican must clarify their position towards contraceptives, which was determined at the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith held on December 21. Monsignor Jean-Marie Mpendawatu Mate Musivi, the undersecretary of the Vatican health office, told reporters that the Vatican’s official position would be available at the May 28 conference. The head of UNAIDS was invited to the conference, but has yet to accept the request. The Vatican maintains its stance that condoms should not be considered acceptable to prevent pregnancy. According to the Associated Press, Musivi stresses that “there is a problem of comprehension, of explaining things well, and what the Pope really said. The church has to let this mature,” Musivi continues. “It must digest and reflect on this.”
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The president’s projected $1.65 trillion deficit for the current year would be the highest dollar amount ever, surpassing the $1.41 trillion deficit hit in 2009. It would also represent 10.8 percent of the total economy, the highest level since the deficit stood at 21.5 percent of gross domestic product in 1945, reflecting heavy borrowing to fight World War II. The president’s 2012 budget projects that the deficits will total $7.21 trillion over the next decade with the imbalances never falling lower below $607 billion, a figure that would still exceed the previous deficit record before Obama took office of $458.6 billion in 2008, President George W. Bush’s last year in office. Administration officials project that the deficits will be trimmed to 3.2 percent of GDP by 2015 — onethird of the projected 2011 imbalance and a level they said was sustainable. While cutting many programs, the new budget does propose spending increases in selected areas of education, biomedical research, energy efficiency, high-speed rail and other areas Obama judged to be important to the country’s
Obama Unveils $3.73 Trillion Budget for 2012
future competitiveness in a global economy. In the energy area, the budget would support Obama’s goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 and doubling the nation’s share of electricity from clean energy sources by 2035. The budget proposes program terminations or spending reductions for more than 200 programs at an estimated savings of $33 billion in 2012. Programs targeted for large cuts included Community Development Block Grants, trimmed by $300 million, while a program that helps pay heating bills for low-income families would be cut in half for a savings of $2.5 billion while a program supporting environmental restoration of the Great Lakes would be reduced by onefourth for $125 million in savings. The biggest tax hike would come from a proposal to trim the deductions the wealthiest Americans can claim for charitable contributions, mortgage interest and state and local tax payments. The administration proposed this tax hike last year but it was a nonstarter in Congress. Obama’s budget would also raise $46 billion over
10 years by eliminating various tax breaks to oil, gas and coal companies. While Obama’s budget avoided painful choices in entitlement programs, it did call for $78 billion in reductions to Pentagon spending over the next decade by trimming what it views as unnecessary weapons programs such as the C-17 aircraft, the alternative engine for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft and the Marine expeditionary vehicle. Administration officials said that the savings from limiting tax deductions for high income taxpayers would be used to pay
for keeping the Alternative Minimum Tax from hitting more middle-class families over the next two years. Another $62 billion in savings would be devoted to paying to prevent cuts in payments to doctors in the Medicare program over the next two years. Congress has for several years blocked the cuts from taking effect. The budget will propose $1 billion in cuts in grants for large airports, almost $1 billion in reduced support to states for water treatment plants and other infrastructure programs and savings from consoli-
dating public health programs run by the Centers for Disease Control and various U.S. Forest Service programs. The administration will also propose saving $100 billion from Pell Grants and other higher education programs over a decade through belt-tightening with the savings used to keep the maximum college financial aid award at $5,550, according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the budget’s Monday release. The surge in deficits reflect the deep 2007-2009
recession, the worst since the Great Depression, which cut into government tax revenues as millions were thrown out of work and prompted massive government spending to jump-start economic growth and stabilize the banking system. Republicans point to still-elevated unemployment levels and charge the stimulus programs were a failure. The administration contends the spending was needed to keep the country from falling into an even deeper slump.
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Haitian President Confirms 3-Month Term Extension
NASA Achieves Perfection: Images of the Sun
flares, tsunamis, and mag- efits aren’t just limited netic filaments. Nothing to Earth. “With this nice STAFF WRITER ––––––––––––––––––––– escapes their attention. global model, we can now ––––––––––––––––––––– “With data like these, we track solar storms heading On February 6, NASA can fly around the sun to toward other planets, too,” Instead of leaving office completed a huge achieve- see what’s happening over points out Guhathakurta. on his scheduled departure ment: sending twin STE- the horizon—without ever “This is important for date of February 7, Haitian RO probes into position leaving our desks,” says NASA missions to MercuPresident Rene Preval will on opposite sides of the STEREO program scien- ry, Mars, asteroids … you stay in power for another sun to send back uninter- tist Lika Guhathakurta at name it.” These probes are three months as Haiti firupted images and video NASA headquarters. “I working together to projnally selects a successor of the sun. It’s official; the expect great advances in ect images of the entire in an election sun is a sphere. theoretical solar physics globe for the next 8 years. that has been “For the first time ever, and space weather foreThe new view could delayed for we can watch solar activ- casting.” reveal connections previmonths. ity in its full 3-dimensionIn the past, an active ously overlooked. For inAccording al glory,” says Angelos sunspot could emerge on stance, researchers have to Fritz LongVourlidas, a member of the far side of the sun com- long suspected that solar champ, Chief the STEREO science team pletely hidden from Earth. activity can “go global,” of Staff, Rene at the Naval Research Then, the sun’s rotation with eruptions on opposite Preval will Lab in Washington, DC. could turn that region to- sides of the sun triggering stay in office NASA also released a 3D ward our planet, spitting and feeding off of one anuntil May 14 video of the sun on Su- flares and clouds of plas- other. Now they can actuuntil Haiti beper Bowl Sunday, which ma, with little warning. ally study the phenomenon gins a presiyou can watch on NASA’s “Not anymore,” says Bill as it is going on. The Great dential runoff on March 20 ity in a government. When homepage. “This is a big Murtagh, a senior fore- Eruption of August 2010 between two candidates: that happens, other forces moment in solar physics,” caster at NOAA’s Space engulfed about 2/3rd of the Mirlande Manigat and will try and “rush in” to fill says Vourlidas. “STEREO Weather Prediction Cen- stellar surface with dozens Michel “Sweet Micky” that vacuum in the form of has revealed the sun as it ter in Boulder, Colorado. of mutually interacting Martelly. According to a dictator or armed militia. really is--a sphere of hot “Farside active regions flares, shock waves, and the Associated Press, “an Jon Piechowski, a plasma and intricately wo- can no longer take us by reverberating filaments. emergency law passed by spokesman for the U.S. ven magnetic fields.” surprise. Thanks to STE- Much of the action was members of Preval’s for- Embassy, was reported as Each STEREO probe REO, we know they’re hidden from Earth, but mer party in an expiring saying that this “peacephotographs half of the sun coming.” plainly visible to the STESenate allows him to re- ful and orderly transition and beams the images back NOAA is already using REO probes. “There are main in office up to three between President Preval to Earth. Researchers and 3D STEREO models of many fundamental puzzles scientists combine the two CMEs (billion-ton clouds underlying solar activity,” views to create a perfect of plasma ejected by the says Vourlidas. “By monicon’t from page 1 family, my staff, and my humiliated and estranged sphere. However, STERO sun) to improve space toring the whole sun, we However, when the story constituents. I have made from the man she regarded doesn’t project normal weather forecasts for air- can find missing pieces.” surfaced that he had re- profound mistakes, and I as “Prince Charming.” As images. STEREO’s tele- lines, power companies, More images and movplied to an ad of “woman promise to work as hard as for Callahan destroying scopes are tuned to four satellite operators, and ies will be released in the seeking men,” the married I can to seek their forgive- Lee’s bright future, she has wavelengths of extreme other customers. The full next days and weeks to man and father of a young ness.” this to say, “The lesson is ultraviolet radiation se- sun view should improve come, so stay tuned! boy, resigned Wednesday, Close friends say he is if you’re going to do dirt, lected to trace key aspects those forecasts even more. Feb. 9 just before start- currently hiding out a Flor- do it anonymously. People of solar activity such as Yet, these forecasting bening his second term as ida resort, trying to make cheat every day, but only Congressman, stating, “I matters work between his dumb people get caught.” Want to write for The Charger Bulletin? regret the harm that my family which includes his Email us at ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu actions have caused my wife who sources say is By VANESSA ESTIME
more months because his 2006 inauguration was delayed.” Countries, like the United States, have nodded in agreement with Preval’s decision to stay in office to avoid a “power vacuum”— a term used to describe an instance where there is no identifiable central author-
and his elected successor is important for Haiti; the president and the people of Haiti will have to decide on the framework for this transition.” However, the people of Haiti have something else to say about the matter. Rene Preval is very unpopular in the cities of Haiti, and anti-Preval protestors have been chanting “Preval is a crook!” while lining up on the streets outside the demolished National Palace creating a AN AP PHOTO disturbance. With all of this going on, skepticism abounds as Mark Weisbrot, the codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, was noted as saying: “It is not clear how legitimate government will be formed from this election.”
By REBEKAH GORDON STAFF WRITER
Chris Lee Resigns Over Craigslist Scandal
ORL Celebrates February as Black History Month "Do the Right Thing" February 16 @ 8pm in the Regency 3rd Floor Lounge. Join the Regency, Savin Court and Main Street staff members for Cultural Awareness Coffee House to discuss the movie Do the Right Thing which is deemed to be "culturally significant" by the U.S. Library of Congress. Our goal is to make you think and ultimately ask and answer the question Why is Black History Month Significant? Join the New Hall Staff on February 21st @9pm in the New Hall Lounges to test your luck and knowledge of the originators of some famous quotes in Black History. If you guess 5 out of the 10 correctly, you will be treated to a cupcake! “Black History Month Scavenger Hunt” Facts about Black History in the United Stated from 1600 to present will be displayed throughout Soundview from February 20-26th. A questionnaire/scavenger hunt will take place from February 20-26th. Prizes will be given away! Join us!
“Underground Railroad At Forest Hills” Join the Forest Hills Staff on February 20th @ 6pm for this interactive and informative program to learn more about the Underground Railroad.
“Guess Who?” Join the Dunham, Ruden and Campbell Street Staffs in the Dunham Lounge on February 21st @ 8pm! Incorporating Black History Month with life size and interactive "Guess Who" board game--we will present a twist on childhood fun! “Black History Jeopardy” Join the Sheffield Staff on February 23rd @ 8:30pm in the Lobby for Jeopardy! Prizes will be given away so stop by and play!
“The Greatest of the Great!” Join the Winchester Staff in the Lobby on February 23rd @10pm as we explore inventions and accomplishments of some of the most innovative people in African American culture. You will also be able to make your own peanut butter! "Dance like Michael Jackson" Join the Bethel Hall Staff in the Common Lounge on February 25th @ 8pm. We will have several WIIs set up where you can dance like Michael Jackson and the RA's will also have information about his contribution to pop culture. We will also have food and giveaways.
“Food for Thought: Peanut Butter Jelly Time” Residents of Botwinik will be able to "order” a peanut butter and jelly sandwich made by the staff with a pre-made Black History Month fact attached to the bag. Join us on February 27 from 8-10pm. Pick-up food at your RD Abby’s Apartment!
"Get the Facts" Check out the visual campaign with historical facts and dates posted all over Bixler Hall from February 21-28. At the end of the week on February 28th, join the staff in the Bixler Quiet Study for an open and engaging discussion about what you saw and your reaction to it. During the discussion, we will also play Black History Month Trivia where you can compete for a gift card of your choosing.
Retired MasterCard CMO Named Executive Dean
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technology innovation, are fueling global competition in the new knowledgeeconomy. Success is being redefined for corporations in the 21st century. Colleges of business must play a central role in how corporations will provide economic value on a sustainable basis by shaping and informing a new breed of leader. I’m thrilled to return to the UNH community after an extensive career in global business to help shape our students into these new leaders.” The executive dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies will serve as the chief executive officer of the college and will be responsible for establishing its overall vision and direction. Richard Highfield, dean of the College of Business, will continue to oversee the college’s academic programs and will work closely with the new executive dean.
A leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven provides its students with a valuable combination of solid liberal arts and real-world, hands-on professional training. Founded in 1920, UNH is a private, top-tier comprehensive university with an 80-acre main campus. The university has an enrollment of more than 5,900: approximately 1,700 graduate students and more than 4,200 undergraduates, 70 percent of whom reside in university housing. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and more than 25 graduate degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, the Tagliatela College of Engineering and University College. University of New Haven students study abroad through a variety of distinctive programs.
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February 16, 2011
Egypt’s Regime Makes New Concessions to Opposition
By SARAH EL DEEB aSSOCIATED PRESS
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s vice president met a wide representation of major opposition groups for the first time Sunday and agreed to allow freedom of the press, to release those detained since anti-government protests began nearly two weeks and ago and to lift the country’s hated emergency laws when security permits. Vice President Omar Suleiman endorsed a plan with the opposition to set up a committee of judiciary and political figures to study proposed constitutional amendments that would allow more candidates to run for president and impose term limits on the presidency, the state news agency reported. The committee was given until the first week of March to finish the tasks. The regime also pledged not to harass those participating in the anti-government protests, which have drawn hundreds of thousands at the biggest rallies. The government also agreed not to hamper freedom of press and not to interfere with text messaging and Internet. Sunday’s meeting was the broadest representation of Egypt’s fragmented opposition to meet with the new vice president since the protests demanding the immediate ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak began on Jan. 25. The opposition groups represented included the
youthful supporters of leading democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei, who are one of the main forces behind the protests. The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition group, and a number of smaller leftist, liberal groups also attended the meeting, according to footage shown on state television. Mubarak, Egypt’s ruler of nearly 30 years, has rejected calls to step down immediately and instead promised a package of unspecified political reforms — part of a series of concessions the regime has made in an unsuccessful bid to quell the protests. The two sides also agreed at the meeting that the government would open an office that would field complaints about political prisoners, according to the state news agency. The government also pledged to commission judicial authorities to fight corruption and prosecute those behind it. It agreed to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the yet unexplained disappearance of police from Cairo’s streets more than a week ago, which unleashed a wave of lawless looting and arson. Egypt’s emergency laws were imposed by Mubarak when he took office in 1981 and they have been in force ever since. The laws give police farreaching powers for detention and suppression of civil and human rights. Lifting the laws has been a longtime demand by the opposition.
WikiLeaks: NATO Unimpressed by Russia's Military
By SLOBODAN LEKIC aSSOCIATED PRESS
BRUSSELS – NATO was not impressed by Russia's military performance after two large maneuvers in 2009 because its forces relied on aging equipment, lacked transport and suffered from manpower shortages, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable. Russia's armed forces would be able to respond only to a small-to-midsized local conflict in the country's western regions, according to a cable from the U.S. mission to NATO released Monday on the WikiLeaks secret-spilling site. The maneuvers demonstrated they would not be able to fight in two small conflicts simultaneously or to mount largerscale operations, the U.S. cable said, citing a report by NATO's military staff. The documents also claimed that Russia's army and air force could not cooperate properly and lacked all-weather capa-
bility. The NATO report followed two large maneuvers, codenamed Ladoga and Zapad, in Russia's western regions during 2009. They were intended to test the Russian military after its lightning 2008 victory over Georgia. The operation, in which Georgia's U.S.-trained army was demolished within a week after it tried to invade the breakaway province of South Ossetia, set off alarm bells in NATO nations bordering Russia. At the time, eastern European diplomats expressed extreme concern over the Russian army's lightning response to a surprise attack by Georgian forces on the province's capital. The NATO report appeared to be an effort to reassure its allies in eastern Europe. "The exercises (in 199) demonstrated that Russia has limited capability for joint operations with air forces, continues to rely on aging and obsolete equipSee NATO page 7
www.ChargerBulletin.com By MICHAEL KELLY
Ford Vamps Up Its Production
The Ford Motor Company is planning to add another shift to increase their factory production. This will increase production 13 percent in the first quarter allowing the production of more cars due to the response of higher sales and the demand for Ford and Lincoln brand cars and trucks. Further increases are also likely throughout the year, according to company executives. Ford employees are already working overtime to satisfy the demand of sales. Jim Farley, Ford global marketing chief, spoke to reporters about
the increased sales after Ford executives met with U.S. Ford dealers at the National Automotive Dealers Association annual convention at San
Francisco’s Moscone Center. Ken Czubay, Ford U.S. sales chief said, “the company is studying to add a third shift at some of their major plants, but they are unsure at this point wheth-
er or not the plans are definite.” In the past few months Ford has had to slow down or even stop production at some of the plants because
new version of the Ford Explorer SUV, is leading the sales, but the inventories for that car are in very tight demand. Ken Czubay said, “demand is high for new product across the board.” This first-quarter increase, roughly 555,000 vehicles, would create more jobs with this third shirt and possible overtime. Ford has already announced plans to hire more than 7,000 workers in the next two years, including engineers and factory workers. These AN AP PHOTO new jobs will build new models, includof a lack of supplier parts. However, as of Jan- ing a revamped Ford Esuary, the retail demand has cape midsize SUV. gone up to 27 percent. Jim Farley said,” We are trying to play catch up with just customer demands.” The
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Reports: Giffords Can Converse, Mouth Simple Songs
PHOENIX – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can walk while holding onto a cart, mouth the lyrics to easy songs and have simple conversations, according to family, staff and her doctors. Mark Kelly said in an interview broadcast Monday on NBC that he can ask his wife questions and she can respond. "The communication is coming back very quickly," he said. Kelly said she is trying so hard that her speech therapist, who only a few days ago was trying to get her to talk more, is now asking Giffords to slow down and make sure she hears the question before giving an answer. As an example, Kelly spoke of a time when the therapist had three cards on a table, one with a picture of George W. Bush, one with a picture of President Barack Obama and another with an image of
George Washington. "Before she was asked a question, she'd picked up the card and held it up and said 'George Bush,'" Kelly told NBC's Brian Williams. "She's a hard worker and she's trying. She's speaking a lot and at some level they are asking her to slow down a little bit." The New York Times, citing doctors and her staff, reported on its website late Sunday that Giffords' efforts to relearn how to speak have included mouthing song lyrics, such as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "Happy Birthday to You," as friends and family sang along. Giffords also briefly spoke with her brother-inlaw Scott Kelly by telephone Sunday afternoon as he orbited aboard the International Space Station. "She said, hi, I'm good," her chief of staff, Pia Carusone, told the paper. He is the brother of Giffords' husband, who is also an astronaut. She has also been re-
ceiving bedside briefings from aides on the recent uprising in Egypt and on last week's decision by Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona not to seek reelection, "We tell her everything that's going on," Carusone said. "Don't get the idea she's speaking in paragraphs, but she definitely understands what we're saying and she's verbalizing." Giffords was shot in the head Jan. 8 while meeting with constituents outside a Tucson grocery store. Six people, including a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge, were killed in the attack, and 13 others, including Giffords, were wounded. The congresswoman began intensive rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston late last month. The Times reported that an e-mail sent to friends about a week ago by Giffords' mother said that Giffords has been doing squats and repetitive motions to build her muscles and walking through
the hospital's halls while holding onto a cart. The 40-year-old Giffords has beaten one of her nurses at tic-tac-toe and has changed from "kind of a limp noodle" to someone who is "alert, sits up straight with good posture," the e-mail from Gloria Giffords said. Doctors said in late January that they planned to insert a speaking valve into her tracheostomy — a tube inserted into Giffords' throat to assist her breathing immediately after the shooting. Her doctors have not said whether that procedure took place or whether the tube was removed since she no longer needs it. Rehabilitation specialists say brain injury patients who regain speech typically begin to do so about four to six weeks after the incident. Several news organizations reported last week that Giffords asked for toast with her breakfast one recent morning.
before the drug's sole U.S. manufacturer decided last month to stop producing it. "No matter where Georgia obtained its supply of the drug, the drug is almost certainly expired and no longer effective," said the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court by the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights. The shortage has delayed executions in several states, and an Associated Press review found that at least five states — Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia and Tennessee —
had to turn to England for their supply of the drug. Nebraska, meanwhile, secured a stockpile from an Indian firm. Georgia corrections officials did not respond to a request for comment. But state attorneys have said the drug expires in February 2014, and that the same batch of drugs was used without problems for earlier executions in Georgia and Arizona. Blankenship was set to be executed last Wednesday for the 1978 murder of an elderly woman, but the state pardons board post-
poned it earlier this month to give authorities more time to conduct DNA testing on the victim's remains. The lawsuit urged the judge to call off the execution until the state releases more details of the state's supply of the drug. Sodium thiopental is a barbiturate used by most states as part of a threedrug cocktail. It puts inmates to sleep before officials administer pancuronium bromide, which paralyzes the muscles, and potassium chloride, which stops the heart. The law-
Ga. Inmate's Lawsuit Claims Execution Drug Expired
By GREG BLUESTEIN aSSOCIATED PRESS
ATLANTA – A death row inmate's federal lawsuit claims Georgia's stockpile of a key lethal injection drug has expired, and he's asking a judge to halt an execution he says may cause him to die in excruciating pain. The lawsuit filed Friday on behalf of Roy Willard Blankenship raises new questions about Georgia's supply of sodium thiopental, a sedative that has been in short supply even
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February 16, 2011
What Time is it?!?
DON’T FORGET!!! - Financial Aid Deadlines! FAFSA DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2011 DEADLINE FOR ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS: APRIL 25, 2011 What time is it? Well, it’s not quite summer time yet, but it is time to file your 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA! In order to receive any form of need-based financial aid from the University of New Haven, students must complete a FAFSA. You must complete the application electronically by visiting the Department of Education’s website, www.fafsa.gov. An important piece of information you will need is the school code number, which is 001397. You will also need you and your parent’s Federal PIN numbers. The deadline for completion of the FAFSA is March 1, 2011. If you are confused about how to file your FAFSA, or have any questions regarding the deadlines, please consult the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. January thru March is a two month window in which students are able to file their FAFSA application on time, so the earlier you get it done, the less stressed you will be as the deadline approaches! Filing a FAFSA after March 1, 2011 will result in your financial aid being considered late, and your award may be decreased by a late penalty. The later you file, the less you will receive! Along with filing your FAFSA, it is also important to make sure that you have completed all of the documentation necessary to receive financial aid from UNH. All of the documents must be submitted to the university by the deadline, April 25, 2011. How do I check to see if the university has received all of my documentation? It’s easy! The first thing you have to do is go onto Matrix via the UNH website by using the Quick Links drop down bar near the search button, click on the link that says “Matrix: Students”. DO NOT LOG INTO MATRIX!!! On the left side of the page, below the Matrix login, there will be an icon or picture, as seen at the right, that says “UNH Financial Aid Online Access; Check your Status”. Click on this picture, and it will bring you to a website known as NetPartner. The direct website is www.netpartner.newhaven.edu/ NetPartnerStudent. The first thing you should see is the log in page. This is NOT Matrix, so do not try to use your Matrix log in. The log in process is easy. Where it says “Student ID” in the log in box, you will enter your 9 digit UNH ID number, easily found on your UNH student ID card. If you have... - ...already logged in to NetPartner, and you remember your pin, all you have to do is enter the information and press submit. - ...forgotten your pin, click on the link that says “Forgot Pin” and follow the instructions to reset your pin. - ...never created an account on NetPartner, click the link that says “First Time User”, and follow the instructions to create your own pin and account. Once you have logged into your financial aid account, you will be able to view all of the information concerning your financial aid. Familiarize yourself with the website, and check under the tab labeled “Documents” to see if you are missing any documents. If something says “not received” or “incomplete” next to it, then it means that you need to get that documentation to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. If you do see this as the status for any of your documents, for example, the Dependent Verification Form, then you can click on the tab labeled “Forms” and download the form online. It is important to constantly check up on your financial aid account, so that you can be sure that all of your important information gets submitted by the deadline date. Is this too much for you to handle right now? If so, then your parents can also check the status of your financial aid, as long as you share your log on information with them! We will never share it with your parents, but you can! Explanations of Common Documents: FAFSA: Application filed online at www.fafsa.gov for need-based financial aid. Due March 1, 2011!! Signed Student’s & Parent’s 2010 Federal Income Tax Return: Students and Parents must submit signed copies of their 2010 federal income tax return along with W-2 forms. These must be signed with a handwritten signature regardless if filed online electronically. These can be faxed to our office at 203-931-6050. Copies of Student’s & Parent’s 2010 W-2 Forms: A copy must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office along with your 2010 federal income tax return. Yes, we need ALL OF THEM! These can be faxed to our office at 203-931-6050. FAFSA Signature Pagel: If you and/or your parents failed to sign the FAFSA, then you need to sign a certification form and return it to the Financial Aid Office. This must be an original signature and can NOT be faxed. 2010-2011 Independent/Dependent Verification Worksheet: If the U.S. Department of Education selects your financial aid application for a process called “Verification”, then you must complete the Verification worksheet, and then return it to the Financial Aid Office. This can be faxed to 203-931-6050. Citizenship: If the U.S. Department of Education was unable to confirm your immigration/citizenship status, the you must submit a legible photocopy of your documents (Passport or Driver’s License) to the Financial Aid Office proving your status.
Selective Service: If the U.S. Department of Education was unable to confirm your registration, then you must submit a copy of the registration acknowledgement letter you received from Selective Service to the Financial Aid Office. If you are female, you must send a copy of your driver’s license or birth certificate to prove you’re female and are exempt from registering. It is not difficult to use NetPartner, nor is it hard to file your FAFSA, so the sooner you do it, the less stressed you will be as those deadlines approach. You’ll also receive the most money that you’re eligible for, so do it soon!
NATO Unimpressed by Russia’s Military
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ment, lacks all-weather capability and strategic transportation means, ... has an officer corps lacking flexibility, and has a manpower shortage," the cable said. The document was signed off by U.S. ambassador Ivo Daalder. The report claimed the Russian military still appeared prepared to use short-range battlefied nuclear weapons even in small conflicts. Russia is believed to have over 1,000 tactical nuclear warheads in its arsenal. These are not banned under international treaties. NATO has condemned the release of the secret diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks. It regularly refuses to comment on their veracity. Relations between
NATO and Moscow hit a post-Cold War low after the Russo-Georgian war. But they have improved significantly since President Barack Obama announced a "reset" of U.S.Russia ties in 2009. Today, the two sides cooperate closely in the war in Afghanistan, where Russia provides a vital overland supply link for NATO forces. The alliance and Moscow also work closely on counter-piracy and anti-terrorist operations, and the two sides are considering setting up a joint anti-missile shield. The Russian military is in the process of reforming and cutting its military strength. In 2009, its defense budget of about $50 billion was about onetwentieth of total defense spending by NATO's 28 nations.
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Ga. Inmate’s Lawsuit Claims Execution Drug Expired
suit contends that the expired drug may not fully put Blankenship to sleep — which could make his death extremely painful as the other drugs take effect. The lawsuit, citing state documents, claims the sodium thiopental is stored in vials labeled "Link Pharmaceuticals," a firm purchased five years ago
by Archimedes Pharma Limited, another British company. Link Pharmaceuticals didn't exist in 2010, and its name hasn't been on labels since May 2007, the lawsuit said. Sodium thiopental typically has a shelf life of four years, meaning even the state's newest supply would expire in May of this year, accord-
ing to the lawsuit. Archimedes did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But it has said the firm does not export the drug to the U.S. and that it doesn't keep information on the purchasers and users of its products. Blankenship's lawsuit also includes an affidavit from Randall Tackett,
a University of Georgia pharmacy professor, who said using an expired batch of the drug could have grave consequences. "There is an extremely high risk that the use of expired sodium thiopental would cause the individual being executed to experience excruciating pain due to inadequate sedation," he said.t
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February 16, 2011
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Oh Valentine’s Day…
By MATT DI GIOVANNI EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
This week began with a very polarizing “holiday:” Valentine’s Day! Every year February fourteenth comes around and people around the world celebrate love, companionship, or in some cases, their single status. While I don’t shun Valentine’s Day, I must say that I think it is a classic case of a holiday that commercialism took over. The original celebration of Saint Valentine was started by the Roman Catholic Church in order to honor two martyrs; however, the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints was revised in 1969 and
By JOANN WOLWOWICZ
the day, February fourteenth, was removed as a saint’s day. In addition to this, there is no link between the celebration and traditional romantic love. With that in mind, how did things change from martyrdom to cheesy Hallmark cards and hearts? Well the first step getting us there happened thanks to some lines in a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer honoring the anniversary of the current English king and queen in 1382. Over the next centuries, the poetry and tradition of exchanging valentines be-
came increasingly popular and by the 19th century
some guy writes a poem for royalty, and some other stuff happens between the middle ages and the renaissance and before you know it men and women are going out spending money on each other annually in February! Doesn’t sound quite so magical when it’s put like that but I didn’t make history that way. In all seriousness though, I think that too many people put too much stress on good old Saint Valentine’s Day. I think the idea of writing heartfelt individualmass-produced paper val- ized letters and poetry for entines became prevalent. others really means someSo there you have it. A thing, but these days that few people die as martyrs, has degraded to spending
two to four dollars on a pre-written and decorated card. I think the last time I put any thought into making a valentine was in elementary school when it was a required arts and crafts project. Sure, some flowers or a box of chocolate never hurt anyone, but overall, an obligation has developed so that if someone in a relationship ignores Valentine’s Day, it can be a huge problem! I vote for a regression back to the old ways. Do something personalized and heartfelt for Valentine’s Day, something that really means something instead of something that means there was money in your wallet to spend. For those of you who
don’t have a significant other to spend Valentine’s Day with, feel free to celebrate your single life, but don’t be bitter and take it out on happy couples. While one can be understandably upset to be alone, try to think of it this way; you will have much better luck changing that status (if you want to, of course) if you stay happy and enthusiastic than if you sulk off into a corner and hang your head. I hope everyone had a great Monday, February fourteenth whether single or happily paired off. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be any different than any other day; it is all what you make of it, so make it something good!
big corporate businesses to minimum wage jobs at the local fast food restaurant. No job is too low for professionalism. However, despite popular belief, professionalism applies to both the employees and the customers. Unfortunately, I have encountered both groups that lack the necessary attitudes in the work place. As a customer, when I walk into a business of some type, whether it is a restaurant, a store, or an office, I expect to be treated with respect if I walk in with the intention of treating the employees with the same respect. I do
not appreciate an attitude on cell phones when I am when I ask for assistance trying to ask for assistance or place an order. Nothing says rude more than asking me “May I take your order?” and then cutting me off to take a phone call on a personal cell phone. Yes, this has happened, multiple times in fact. Additionally, I don’t appreciate waiting for ten minutes to place an order because employees need to finish up a very “important” conversation right in front of me before someone decides it is convenient to do his or her job. With all of that ranting aside, I would like to point out that customers also for something, especially abuse their right to being when I do not understand treated with respect, often how something works or throwing professionalif I cannot find what I am ism out the window when looking for. I also do not dealing with employees. appreciate workers being Just as employees can give
attitudes to customers, many customers also enter a situation negatively from the beginning, believing that the employees are there to help them and treating them like dirt is acceptable. I can’t tell you how annoying it is when employees, who do actually try to treat their customers well, have to deal with customers who feel entitled. Please do not be rude if you do not want to be treated rudely. To finish off this little lecture about professionalism, I have to end with having respect for those people who do serve you in various areas. Nothing upsets me more when I see someone disrespecting an employee who they think has a menial job. Maybe some jobs aren’t as glamorous as others, but they are still jobs that those people need to have to sup-
port themselves. There is no reason to demean them about their position. The one example I can think of is when people intentionally do not clean up after themselves, because they feel like they are entitled to have someone else clean up after them. “It’s their job right?” Wrong! Yes, if it is their job to clean up a room, area, bathroom, etc. then it is their job, but as customers, do not feel it your obligation to make their job harder than it needs to be. It is disrespectful and inconsiderate, not to mention unprofessional. All I ask is that we all respect each other in the work place, whether you are a customer or an employee and whether it is on campus or off. Everyone works hard, so please try to respect that, especially on this campus.
Professionalism in the Work Place Goes Both Ways
Professionalism is defined as “the standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an amateur,” according to dictionary. com. It’s a trait that you want to possess if you want to portray yourself in a light that other people will respect. There is one place that professionalism should never be lacking: the workplace. From the early stages of the application process to actually getting the job and working at the location, professionalism is key, because no one is going to hire someone who seems to be lacking in ability to do the job. Professionalism applies to all types of jobs: from
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“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
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February 16, 2011
by Josh Van Hoesen
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I have to say, I love RA’s. ( Yes I know that rhymes.) It’s not just because I Does anyone else always feel like they are on someone else’s schedule am dating one. Ever since freshman year, if I have ever needed help or had to finish their own work? I don’t know about you, but it’s really starting to a question, I have always had an RA that is right there for me. Frankly after annoy me. seeing how much work they do, I think free room and board is not enough. So next time you see your RA, give them a hug and tell them thank you for I am a huge gamer, but one thing I have noticed is that people senselessly all the work they have done. call everyone else bad even if their own playing is just as terrible. I may stink at times, but at least I don’t bad mouth other people at the same time. One There are still some mornings when you wake up and it’s still really cold of the reasons I bring this up is that I have observed people doing this in real outside, but it is getting better. I cannot wait till its warm enough for me to life. If you’re a gamer of not, you should just keep your mouth shut, because there will always be someone better than you out there. pull out my motorcycle and go for a spin.
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I have just been frustrated lately, because I feel like I am always waiting on other people to be able to do my job, whether they need to give me more information to complete a project, pay me money I’m owed so I can pay my housing deposit, or even a partner that decides he/she want to wait till the last minute. I just find it very frustrating and I feel that a lot of people are in this situation. So, if you ever find yourself as “that person” that’s making everyone else wait on you, please stop.
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yestreen (yes-treen’) n. (chiefly Scottish) last evening or last night. Fact of the week: Karoke means “empty orchestra” in Japanese. Did they seriously just say that? “A proof is a proof. What kind of proof? It’s a proof. A proof is proof. And when you have a good proof, it’s because it is proven.” - Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien Weekly Thought: Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey. -Tad Williams
Edible Opinions Kitchen Zinc
By Kait Richmond & Shawn Tremblay
New Haven is a city known for its pizza. Think traditional – thin-crust topped with red sauce and mozzarella, and maybe meat or a vegetable. While a pizza like this from Pepe’s is delicious, there’s always room for change, and that’s where Kitchen Zinc comes in. Located on 966 Chapel St. (down a little alleyway behind Zinc), KZ serves what they call “artisan” pizza, topped with fresh, local ingredients that are arranged in ways you’ve never thought of. These pies are unlike anything else you’ll find in New Haven. At 5:00 p.m. last Friday, we were the only customers there; not a bad thing, because our orders were taken as soon as we finally decided what we wanted. The menu is small, but each pizza has a number of different toppings, making it a little difficult if, for example, you don’t like olives on one choice but don’t like eggplant on another. That’s not to say you can’t ask for a pizza without one of the toppings, but with so many options, we wanted to try something different. We settled on two pizzas – one red and one white. The red was the Smoked Chicken pizza, topped with artichokes, green olives, fontina, mozzarella cheese, and of course, smoked chicken. The white was the Prosciutto pizza, made with oven roasted tomatoes, pine nuts, parmesan, mozzarella, and topped with prosciutto di parma and a balsamic drizzle. Thanks to the artichokes, the Smoked Chicken was the agreed favorite. They gave the pizza its freshness, and without them, it would have tasted like any regular pizza. The chicken also stood out, but because it tasted so much like bacon, we thought bacon was on it. We like bacon, but if you order this pizza with white meat in mind, you might be a little startled by the result. The Prosciutto pizza was good, but a little bland. The tomatoes, like the artichokes, made the pizza good by being so fresh. However, the balsamic drizzle definitely threw us off. It’s probably our personal tastes, but we would have preferred this pizza with another dressing or sauce. To us, KZ seems better as a bar. If you’re of age, they have a great selection of local beer as well as distinctive martinis – raspberry chocolate was a Valentine’s special. Our suggestion is to stop in with a friend on Friday or Saturday for happy hour (9-11 p.m.), grab a pizza to split, and enjoy a drink. The atmosphere is excellent and the employees are friendly. We will definitely try Kitchen Zinc again. While we didn’t love our pizzas, we think they’d be great with a drink (we did, after all, have them with water) and we love any restaurant that supports local food. Overall: 3 out of 5 stars Category: Pizza, Locally grown ingredients Service: Relaxed, Great Selection: Limited but intriguing, great drink selection Aesthetics: Small, Hip, Very trendy Atmosphere: Social, Adult
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Ronaldo Retires, Ending Magnificent Soccer Career
By TALES AZZONI
SAO PAULO – Ronaldo retired from soccer Monday because his body can no longer meet the demands of the game, ending a magnificent career in which he won two World Cups with Brazil and thrived with some of Europe’s top teams. With tears on his cheeks, the 34-year-old striker announced his decision at a news conference. He played 18 years despite repeated knee trouble and leaves as a three-timer FIFA Player of the Year and the top goal scorer in World Cup history. “It’s very hard to leave something that made me so happy,” said Ronaldo, with sons Alex and Ronald by his side. “Mentally, I wanted to continue, but I have to acknowledge that I lost (the fight) to my body.” Now he confronts a new stage, shadowed by all that’s left behind. “With this announcement,” he said, “it feels like it’s my first death.” Ronaldo said a string of injuries the past two years kept him from performing at a high level with the Brazilian club Corinthians. He also learned four years ago he had hypothyroidism, a condition that made it difficult for him to lose weight and stay in shape. “The pain made me anticipate the end of my career,” he said.
With his uncanny sprints toward the goal and an extraordinary finishing touch, Ronaldo captivated fans everywhere he played, including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. All despite having to come back from three serious knee injuries that threatened to end his career. “My career was beautiful, was wonderful,” he said. “I’ve had many defeats but infinite victories.” Ronaldo’s contract with Corinthians was expected to end at the end of the year, but his condition kept deteriorating. He was visibly out of shape and fans jeered him after every missed play. The announcement came days after he was heavily criticized by Corinthians fans for the team’s elimination from the Copa Libertadores, Latin America’s most important competition and the only major tournament the popular club has yet to win. Fans damaged players’ cars and threw rocks at the team bus, but Ronaldo said that did not play a part in his retirement. With his voice cracking, he said he wanted to only thank Corinthians fans for their support. “I’ve never seen fans with so much passion,” he said. “Their need for results sometimes made them a little aggressive, a bit out of control.” Ronaldo’s exit comes two days after former
Brazil teammate Roberto Carlos left Corinthians because he and his family were being threatened by fans after the Copa
lima on Feb. 2 in Colombia. Ronaldo was part of the World Cup squad that won the 1994 title in the Unit-
Libertadores elimination. Corinthians players had already been under pressure since last year, when the club failed to win titles despite celebrating its centenary. “I want to publicly apologize for failing in the Libertadores project,” he said, crying, before team President Andres Sanchez handed him a jersey with the words “forever” and “phenomenon.” The last of Ronaldo’s more than 400 career goals came with a penalty kick in a 1-0 win over Cruzeiro in the Brazilian league on Nov. 13. The last match was the 2-0 Copa Libertadores loss to Deportes To-
ed States, although he was a teenager and never played. He was the team’s top star in France in 1998, but just before the final he had seizures in the team’s hotel and did not play well in the game won by the French. “Ronaldo is the best player I ever played with,” former Inter Milan teammate Youri Djorkaeff, who also played against Ronaldo in the 1998 World Cup final, told French RMC radio. “But he was also a very engaging person. When we were training, he would always come up with crazy dribbles. We would practically stop to watch him. It was extraor-
Jamerson Nets 19, Chargers Knock Off Le Moyne, 61-57
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WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Robert Jamerson recorded a game-high 19 points on Saturday afternoon, as the University of New Haven men’s basketball team kept their playoff hopes alive with a 61-57 victory over Le Moyne College at Charger Gymnasium. With the win, UNH improved to 7-17 on the season and 5-14 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Dolphins dropped to 10-13, 8-11 in the league. The Dolphins opened with the better of the play early on in the first half. Le Moyne connected on 73 percent (8-of-11) of their field goals in the first 10 minutes to take a 2314 lead. However, after a timeout from head coach Ted Hotaling, the Chargers boasted off an 18-6 run to close the half. Jamerson fared well on the offensive end, as the home team captured a 32-29 lead at the break. Jamerson reached double figures in the frame, registering 10 points on an efficient 5-of-6 shooting. Mike Stys poured in
six on two buckets from long range and Justin Exum added five for the Chargers. James Cormier recorded a team-high with seven points in the first half for the Dolphins. After the intermission, Jamerson, Jeffery Adkins and Stys granted UNH its largest lead of the game with three consecutive baskets. Through the first five minutes, the Chargers went on a 7-2 run for a 39-31 advantage. The two teams would trade baskets until the 8:23 mark, where New Haven held a 50-42 advantage. Le Moyne wouldn’t go away though, as the Dolphins battled back with a 10-1 run over the next six minutes of play – taking a one point lead, 53-52. On their ensuing possession, Jamerson tied the score up at 53-53 with a free-throw and then the Chargers defense forced a Dolphin turnover with just under a minute to play. After a timeout, Exum put the home team back on top with a deep three-pointer from the wing for a 56-53 lead. In the final seconds, Adkins and Jeremy Williams knocked down 5-of-
8 from the charity stripe to solidify a 61-57 victory. The Chargers held the Dolphins to just six threepointers and a mediocre shooting percentage of 38 percent on the afternoon. UNH negated a 41-28 deficit on the glass with a respectable 45 percent shooting, including seven from long range. Jamerson finished 9-of15 from the floor with four rebounds and three assists. Exum also finished with double-digits with 10 points and six rebounds, while Adkins and Stys each chimed in with nine. Williams had six and Krystian Foriest knocked down two field goals for five points. Three members of the Le Moyne team tallied double-figures – Chris Johnson had 14, Nate Champion finished with 11 and Jim Janson tallied 10. New Haven returns to the hardwood on Wednesday, February 16 with a game on the road at Saint Rose. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. in Albany, N.Y.
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dinary.” It was in 2002 that Ronaldo peaked with the national team, helping Brazil win the tournament in South Korea and Japan with two goals in the final against Germany. He was voted Player of the Year, adding to the awards won in 1996 and 1997. He was among those who disappointed in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, when Brazil fell to the French again in the quarterfinals, but he was still able to score his record-breaking 15th goal, a mark that still stands. Ronaldo also helped Brazil win the 1997 and 1999 Copa America, as well as the 1997 Confederations Cup and a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Ronaldo scored 67 goals in 104 games with Brazil, but was never again called up to the national team after the disappointing performance in 2006. There were calls for his return to the squad after he helped Corinthians win the 2009 Brazilian Cup, but he was never able to get back in shape. Ronaldo’s career was marked by his goals just as it was by his injuries, which kept him sidelined for nearly three years in total. He tore up his right knee with Inter Milan in 1999 and needed surgery, and a year later he twisted the same knee on the day he was returning to action and had to be sidelined
for several months again after another surgery. The third injury came with AC Milan in 2008, forcing another surgery and another long layoff. Ronaldo began his professional career with Cruzeiro in 1993 as a 16-yearold, and it didn’t take long for him to start stunning fans across Brazil. He moved to PSV Eindhoven that year, becoming the club’s top scorer and earning a transfer to Barcelona in 1996. He quickly became an idol at the Spanish club, scoring 34 goals in 37 matches in the Spanish league and helping the club win the Copa del Rey. A year later he signed with Inter Milan, winning the 1998 UEFA Cup and earning the nickname “The Phenomenon.” He moved to Real Madrid in 2002, one of the few players revered by fans of both Spanish powerhouses. He helped Real Madrid win the Spanish league in 2003 and 2007. After that season he joined AC Milan, but his third knee injury cut short his stay. Ronaldo is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nation’s Development Program. He played a big role in organizing the “Game for Peace” in Haiti in 2004, when the Brazilians visited the country devastated by gang wars.
there as well. As far as the NBA, Ray Allen has been a pro baller for 14 years playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle Supersonics, and currently the Boston Celtics. His statistics for this season are out of
munity. His philanthropic ways have led to his selection as the spokesperson for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and his creation of the Ray of Hope. The Ray of Hope is a charity that was estab-
The Greatness of WRA
By AMANDA DOERR STAFF WRITER
The all-time leader in three pointers is a very uncommon and impressive record to break, especially for a 35-year-old NBA player. However, on February 11, 2011 at 8:42 p.m., Walter Ray Allen broke the three point record while playing against the L.A Lakers. Through this milestone, Allen was able to surpass the great Reggie Miller who was ironically the commentator during this particular game. Even though Allen is a veteran when it comes to basketball, age is really nothing but a number for this phenomenal shooter. His strength, work ethic, amazing foot work, and love for the game have led him to many achievements on and off the court. Prior to professional ball, he had an impressive high school record averaging 28.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 5.3 assist per game by his senior year. Following high school at Hillcrest, All-American-Allen played ball for the nearby Connecticut Huskies and achieved many honors
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this world with an average of 17.4 points per game on 51 percent shooting and 46 percent from the three point range. Ray Allen has a never ending list of accomplishments aside from his point averages. He has been selected to the All-star game 11 times and received the Gold Medal at the Olympic Australian summer games in 2000. Allen was named All-NBA twice thus far in his career and not only has a knack for basketball but for giving back to the com-
lished in 1997 to help community and sports based programs so that young people have a safe and motivating chance to discover their potential. Ray Allen has also appeared in two films and several commercials. It’s expected that Walter Ray Allen will be around for another few seasons which will only make the 3-point record that much harder to break. There is definitely much more to come from this athletic family man.
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Coach Vieira’s No. 20 Officially Retired by UNH Department of Athletics a ceremony at halftime of those in attendance, in-
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of the men’s basketball game, UNH recognized Coach Vieira for his career as just the second person in Charger history to have their number retired. Former players, Charger fans, family and friends were on hand as Jordan Kershaw, Kyle Pettoruto and Ryan Brockett pulled the rope and unveiled Vieira’s new banner in Charger Gymnasium. Vieira thanked a number
cluding the administration, assistant coaches and all his players. Coach Vieira retired from his coaching position following the 2006 season after starting the baseball program 45 seasons earlier and guiding the Chargers to a record of 1,134 wins- 329 losses – and six ties. That record includes a string of 43-straight winning seasons and 44 winning seasons overall.
In total, 2,917 studentathletes representing each of the conference's 16 member institutions are included on this semester's list. The honor roll recognizes student-athlete at each of the conference's 16 institutions for their success in the classroom. This fall's list is made up of 52-percent of all student-
sponsored sport. To be eligible for selection to the Northeast-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded a minimum 3.0 semester grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the fall '10 semester.
Northeast-10 Conference as voted by the confer––––––––––––––––––––– ence's 13 head coaches. The 2011 preseason poll SOUTH EASTON, was released Tuesday by Mass. - The University the conference office. of New Haven women's The Chargers are comlacrosse team has been ing off a 7-9 season in picked to finish fifth in the 2010 when they posted
a sixth place finish in the NE-10 with a 6-5 record. In 2010, New Haven made its third-straight postseason appearance, but fell to Merrimack College in the opening round of the NE10 tournament. This season UNH re-
WEST HAVEN, Conn. - With 1,134 wins in his 45-year career, Frank “Porky” Vieira can add one more accomplishment to his career portfolio as the University of New Haven Department of Athletics officially retired his coaching no. 20 to the rafters in Charger Gymnasium Saturday afternoon. During
Over 150 Student-Athletes Named to Fall 2010 NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll athletes in a Northeast-10 conference office. A CHARGER ATHLETICS PRESS RELEASE
SOUTH EASTON, Mass. - The University of New Haven Department of Athletics placed 163 student-athletes on the fall 2010 Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll which was announced Thursday by the
Women's Basketball Edged By Le Moyne, 58-47
ing from the floor. Stellmacher carried the load sta––––––––––––––––––––– tistically for the Chargers with 11 points and four WEST HAVEN, Conn. rebounds in the frame. – Senior Dominique Stell- Courtney Coryea and Emmacher finished with 19 ily Bayly led Le Moyne points on Saturday after- with 12 and 10 points renoon, but the University spectively at the break. of New Haven women’s UNH came out of the basketball team dropped a locker room with ven58-47 decision at UNH’s geance, fighting to cut into annual ‘Pink Zone’ game their double-digit deficit. at Charger Gymnasium. The Chargers managed to Stellmacher propelled reduce the Dolphin lead the Chargers to a lightning to nine points at the 13:18 fast start, collecting the mark, but failed to keep it first 10 points of the game close. Le Moyne bounced for the home team. After back with an 11-2 run, a deep three-pointer from capturing its largest lead Audrey Cunningham, of the game at 18 points. UNH led 13-10 with 14:19 The Chargers boasted remaining in the first half. off another mini-run and However, Le Moyne cut Le Moyne’s advantage mustered a 23-10 rally to to just eight with a minclose the opening stanza, ute to go, but the surge taking a 36-23 lead at half- was too late for UNH. The time. The Dolphins forced Dolphins made their free11 turnovers by the Char- throws down the stretch gers offense and held them and finalized a 58-47 victo just 26.9 percent shoot- tory.
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Shooting woes plagued the Chargers in the end, as UNH compiled a dismal 30 percent from the field. In addition, Le Moyne controlled the glass with a 44-34 advantage and connected on seven from long distance. Outside of Stellmacher’s 19 points, sophomore Olivia DeMarco also fared well with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Cunningham added five points, Lauren Boivin collected four and Ayana Duncanson and Ana Obella each had three. With the loss, New Haven fell to 2-21 overall and 1-18 in the Northeast-10 Conference. UNH returns to the hardwood on Wednesday, February 16 with a game on the road at Saint Rose. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. in Albany, N.Y.
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Chargers Fifth in NE-10 Preseason Women's Lacrosse Poll
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turns eight starters, including their top scorer from last year's team, Sarah Magnone. The junior recorded 52 total points (43g, 9a) last season. Also returning in 2011 will be one of the team's top performers from 2009, Ashley Ferran-
diz who suffered a seasonending injury after just four games last season. New Haven opens its 2011 campaign on Thursday, March 10 when they host Molloy College in a non-conference game at Kayo Field. The team
then hits the road for three games, before opening its NE-10 home schedule against Merrimack College on Saturday, March 26.
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New Haven Chargers Men’s Volleyball
The New Haven Chargers were defeated by Lasell College, 3 – 1, to remain winless at 0-4 on Friday. The Chargers, however, did win their first set of the year, 2523. After losing the first set, 2516, the Chargers returned with an impressive second set to tie the match at 1-1. With the score at 21-20, the Chargers put together numer-
ous attacks and played excellent defense to finish on top 25-23. The Chargers started out slow in the third set,
their first point. They finished the set with 11 points. The Chargers would go on to lose the fourth set as well, 19-25. Despite the
was fairly close and competitive and included numerous aces from Junior Benjamin Hollies. Coach Eddie Stawinski remains winless as the Chargers’ Men’s volleyball coach. The win puts Lasell College at 6-5 and leaves New Haven winless at 0-4. The Chargers’ next match will be at home on February 25 against Albertus Magnus College at 7:00 p.m.
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trailing 0-10 before getting loss, the match
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By Robert Errera
Review: ‘Dead Space’ for iOS “For best experience, use headphones.” This experience includes having the breath scared out of you, watching bodies thrown across corridors with their splattering sound in comfortable balance between your ears and having every bullet fired echo across your mind. Coupled with the recent release of “Dead Space 2,” EA has put out a mobile game bridging the gap between the first game and the new sequel exclusively on the iPhone and iPad. But this isn’t some dumbed-down low-res port of the first game with extras and it’s certainly not a lazy publicity effort. With ridiculously smooth graphics rivaling that of the recently hailed “Infinity Blade” and incredibly intuitive third-person touch screen control the game brings the full “Dead Space” experience to your Apple device. The story takes place three years after the events of the first game when a recent Unitology convert under the codename Vandal is sent to check on a problem within the Mines
of Titan. Over the radio, he speaks to a supervisor who maintains communication with him during the game, but upon Vandal’s exploration of the mines he is soon faced with a necromorph outbreak. He’s routed to the location of various weapons over the radio. But even armed, Vandal’s not safe; he’s in constant danger from the relentless appearance of necromorphs, as well as from his own mind. Vandal is having visions, horrid flashes of death and monsters, which can last from a split second to 10. He’ll mutter to himself something concerned or reassuring but there’s no fooling the player: he’s going nuts and the stress of the situation will only make things worse. Like the original “Dead Space,” both sound and visuals work together to optimize the experience. The series’ clean headsup display works exceptionally well here, getting rid of any possible screen clutter on the iPhone and serving to enhance the luxurious screen real estate of the iPad. This allows the player to fully take in
the morbidly detailed environment and its bloodsmeared walls that often feature warning messages, slouching mutilated bodies or necromorphs that leap from vent to vent as the sound effects spike. You’ll notice that like the first “Dead Space” game, there’s no music. You’re in space and the ambience reflects that; you’ll hear the sound of your armored boot clanking against the metal grates for much of the game, building tension. Sometimes you’ll hear screams or clawing or indiscernible noises that mark coming danger, and then the sound of your weapon dismembering a disfigured beast. The controls are something to boast about. This is as close as you can get to a game pad without actually having one. A very forgiving virtual D-Pad sits invisible behind Vandal, who is situated on the bottom left corner of the screen. Slide your finger in the direction you’d like him to move - up for forward - and slide farther to make him run. Your right thumb acts as a virtual second thumbstick that al-
lows you to pan the camera simultaneously as you move simply by dragging around in the space next to Vandal. Attacking is simple and intuitive: Tap the screen once to draw your weapon and tap it again to fire, panning the screen with your thumb to aim the crosshairs. A quick tilt of the iPhone or iPad will switch to the equipped weapon’s secondary function. Tapping the stasis meter on the back of Vandal’s suit will drastically slow down both enemies and interactive environment pieces. Close-quarters combat is done by swiping: swipe upward or diagonally with the on-screen indicator to slash your saw and swipe downwards to stomp. Vandal’s health meter, as in “Dead Space” and “Dead Space 2,” is situated on the glowing spine of his suit and along with his stasis meter regenerates over time. The player will also make use of Vandal’s kinesis ability, tapping on an object in the environment with the kinesis symbol, aiming, and tapping the screen to throw. The game menu is hid-
den except for a “rig” symbol in the upper right-hand corner. Tapping it makes your weapon inventory appear in that same corner; the menu appears on the left with the battery meter for your phone, and a navigation symbol sits in the bottom left. Tap this and a line is temporarily drawn in front of you, directing you to your next objective. I’d like to remark that the game would fit well on the PSP with its sharp graphics, but the goal here seems to be the touch screen. By developing for the iOS, EA has brought a new experience to both the series but to the iPhone/iPad, as well. “Dead Space” is not only the first console-identical survival horror game on the devices; it also breaks the boundaries of what we know mobile “app games” to be. “Dead Space” was designed for the iOS, and takes full advantage of the hardware. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 3DS or NGP (a.k.a. PSP2) version in the future, as those systems would provide the combination of touch controls and high quality graphics current handhelds
currently cannot. “Dead Space” on the iOS takes place over 12 short chapters, spanning a three to four hours, but comes with a list of ingame trophies that also unlock wallpapers for your device. Unfortunately, there was no GameCenter compatibility at launch, but that may come in a future update. You are given a chance to register the game with EA, and doing so unlocks two power nodes and another unnamed reward in the “Dead Space 2” console game. As a marketing tool the game is a success: you’ll want to play “Dead Space 2” after completing this one. As far as bringing the feeling and expectations of a console game to a smart phone and tablet, EA has done it a little too well and has consequently spoiled us in our expectations of what app games can do. For the latest information about videogames, visit http://www.crispygamer.com
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February 16, 2011
Dave’s Music Report Grammys: The Review
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are officially over, and what a show it was. With the tightest set of nominees imaginable and a lineup of performers that were sure to make headlines, this year was no doubt going to be one for the books. Normally that kind of hype just ends up in disappointment, but I am happy to say that I am, personally, left feeling very satisfied. As far as the performances go, this was really a year of good-to-great performances with nothing that was particularly bad, nor particularly amazing. The opening Aretha Franklin tribute, featuring Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine), was easily one of the best of the night. Hardly one of the showiest performances, this was all about these five women, their incredible voices, and paying tribute to the Queen of Soul. Needless to say, Ms. Aguilera more than redeemed herself from her Super Bowl blunder. Another noteworthy performance was Cee Lo Green’s
puppet show extravaganza featuring Gwyneth Paltrow and Cee Lo in an outfit that would give Elton John a serious run for his money. On the rock side of things, Muse and Arcade Fire brought the house down with their respective performances, both of which were total show stoppers. It is also worth mentioning Eminem’s performance featuring Rihanna, (with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine on piano,) Skylar Grey, and Dr. Dre. This was musically one of the best moments of the entire night, showcasing how Em has really grown into an incredible musician. Probably the most anticipated performance of the night was Lady Gaga and her new single “Born This Way.” While this was by no means a bad performance (in fact, it was quite good,) it was too similar to everything Gaga we’ve seen over the past two years, and it just read as kind of “same old, same old.” She looked great,
sounded great, but certainly did nothing (other than a short, yet effective organ solo) to mix things up. Although I will say
By JILL LAWLESS
Mind-bending saga "Inception" also won three trophies. "The King's Speech" went into the awards as heavy favorite with 14 nominations — an unexpected British triumph that cost a reported 15 million pounds ($24 million) to make and has taken many times that at the global box office. It beat "The Social Network," "Black Swan," "Inception" and "True Grit" to the best picture prize. Perfectly timed in a year that sees the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the movie tells the true story of George VI, thrust unexpectedly onto the throne by his elder brother's abdication, and his battle to overcome a stammer with
the help of an unconventional speech therapist. Screenwriter David Seidler said he was astonished that this small film about "two men in a room" had been so popular around the world. "I don't think it's the fascination with royalty," Seidler said. "I don't think it's the ostrich plumes and the gold braid. I think it's the fact that it's a story about changing your destiny." The British-American writer, who overcame a childhood stammer and has worked on the screenplay for 30 years, said that "for a stutterer ... to be heard is a wonderful thing."
By Dave Iannacone
slot, which featured Jaden Smith, was surprisingly quite good, although Usher kind of took over and did his own thing, which really stole the spotlight from Biebs. It wouldn’t be the Grammys without a little help from some legends, and this year they brought out two biggies: Mick Jagger (in his first ever Grammy performance) and Barbra Streisand, both of whom had absolutely amazing performances and received the biggest reactions of the evening. The rest of the performances, including Katy PerAN AP PHOTO ry (who sang surthat “walking” the red car- prisingly well,) Rihanna pet carried Cleopatra-style featuring Drake, Miranda in an egg-like “incubation Lambert, Lady Antebelwomb” has got to be the lum, and a medley featurmore creative entrance ing B.o.B., Bruno Mars, ever. The folk music med- and Janelle Monáe (the latley was really great, as ter of whom was epically well, with Mumford & flawless) were all particuSons and The Avett Broth- larly good. It seemed that ers, but when Bob Dylan the focus of the night was joined them, it was almost more about the music than painful to hear his voice so the theatrics, and it really scratchy and worn out. In paid off. This really was a addition, Justin Bieber’s celebration of music, and
even acts that I had my doubts about really proved themselves. The awards themselves, however, were a completely other ball game. The biggest winners of the night were without a doubt Lady Antebellum who walked away with both Record and Song of the Year for their hit “Need You Now.” This wasn’t particularly surprising, but winning both really was a huge accomplishment considering the competition. The other two major awards were total shocks, though. For Best New Artist, it was pretty much universally accepted that it would come down to Drake and Justin Bieber, and an upset would have been epic. Needless to say, this one was an upset, and epic it was. Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding walked away with this one, to the shock of pretty much everyone (especially Biebs who did not look too happy.) Despite being a surprise, Esperanza totally deserved this one, even if she isn’t as popular as her fellow nominees. It was great to see talent rewarded before popularity. Another universally ac-
cepted prediction was that Eminem’s “Recovery” would hands down win Album of the Year. In fact, this one was so certain that there wasn’t even a close second in the running. However, once again everyone (including the band themselves) was totally shocked when Canadian rockers Arcade Fire took home the award for their album, “The Suburbs.” In other categories, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, and Eminem were big winners. It was particularly great to see the awards spread out the way they were. While Lady Antebellum were the big winners, everyone else seemed to get a slice of the Grammy pie, while many of the undeserving nominees did go home empty handed. Overall, this year’s show was one of the best in recent years, mainly because there’s nothing to complain about (unless you’re a Justin Bieber fan, of course.) Here’s to another great year of music!
As expected, Firth won best actor for his portrayal of the reluctant monarch. He has already won a best actor trophy at the Golden Globes and is a favorite for an Oscar. "I like coming here," said Firth, who won the same prize last year for "A Single Man." "The King's Speech" also took awards for best British film, original screenplay, original music, supporting actor for Rush's turn as speech therapist Lionel Logue and supporting actress, for Bonham Carter's performance as the Queen Mother Elizabeth. "I think I should thank the royal family, frankly,
because they've done wonders for my career," Bonham Carter said. Bonham Carter, who also recently played the giant-craniumed Red Queen in husband Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," joked that "I seem to be playing queens with everdecreasing head sizes." Natalie Portman won the best actress prize for psychosexual dance thriller "Black Swan," its only win from 12 nominations. "The Social Network" took directing and editing prizes, as well as an award for Aaron Sorkin's adapted screenplay. "Inception" won prizes for sound, production design and visual effects. Writer-director Chris Morris took the prize for best British debut for "Four Lions," his comedy about a group of bumbling would-be suicide bombers. Swedish thriller "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" was named best foreign language film. Producer Soeren Staermose joked that its no-holdsbarred heroine, Lisbeth Salander, was "the scariest thing to come out of Sweden since ABBA." Most of the winners are selected by the votes of 6,000 academy members. Actor Tom Hardy won the Rising Star Award, decided by public vote. The awards, known as
BAFTAs, are considered a strong indicator of possible Oscars glory. Last year, Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" won six BAFTAs, including best picture — then repeated the feat at the Oscars. Sunday's ceremony provided a mix of British style and Hollywood glamour. Stars including Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Neve Campbell, Barbara Hershey and Bonham Carter — in a black Vivienne Westwood dress — braved a blustery London drizzle to walk the red carpet at London's Royal Opera House before the televised show. Britain's movie industry is facing uncertainty amid an economic slowdown and government funding cuts. "The King's Speech" was partly funded by the U.K. Film Council, a body recently abolished by the country's Conservative-led government. The ceremony tried to lift the mood and celebrate British success, giving an award to the money-minting "Harry Potter" franchise for outstanding British contribution to cinema. Christopher Lee, the aristocratic 88-year-old actor who chilled generations as Count Dracula in a series of Hammer Studios horror classics, received a lifetime achievement award.
'King's Speech' Big Winner at British Film Awards
LONDON – Royal drama "The King's Speech" was crowned the big winner Sunday at Britain's top film awards — a sign that it may reign again at Hollywood's Academy Awards in two weeks' time. The made-in-England story of King George VI and his struggle to overcome a stutter won seven prizes, including best picture and acting trophies for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. It had to share the crown jewels with Facebookfounding drama "The Social Network, which took three prizes including best director for David Fincher.
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1. Grenade, Bruno Mars, Elektra/Asylum 2. F--kin’ Perfect, Pink, La Face 3. Firework, Katy Perry, Capitol 4. Black and Yellow, Wiz Khalifa, Ihiphop Distribution 5. Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Enrique Iglesias, featuring Ludacris & DJ Frank, Republic 6. What’s My Name?, Rihanna, featuring Drake, Def Jam 7. Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor), Pitbull, featuring T-Pain, J-Records 8. Hold It Against Me, Britney Spears, Jive 9. Rocketeer, Far East Movement, featuring Ryan Tedder, Cherrytree/Interscope Records 10. We R Who We R, Ke$ha, RCA (C) 2011 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
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In Theaters: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never As a tour documentary, it’s rather uninspired -- but as a 3D glimpse of a building pop culture phenomenon, Never Say Never is undeniably entertaining.
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