Volume 90, Issue 11 | November 17, 2010
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Palin’s TV Series a Stage for Political Future?
the former Alaska governor and associated press 2008 Republican vice presiden–––––––––––––––––––––––––– tial nominee is positioning herself for a 2012 presidential run. ANCHORAGE, Alaska – There are other messages that “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” portrays seem to conflict with those amthe show’s heroine as an adven- bitions, though. Palin talks about ture-loving wife and mother en- her love of wild Alaska, offering joying a whirlwind of activities in one well-known homily, “A amid spectacular settings in her poor day of fishing beats even a home state. There are no overt clues to her future political ambitions. However, throughout the first episode of the eight-part TLC documentary series beginning Sunday, Palin’s outdoorsy image against the stunning scenery often plays nicely with her familiar political message. One telling scene shows Palin and mem- great day at work.” bers of her family fishing near In a promo for the show with a bear and two frolicking cubs. a montage of outdoor scenes, Cut to the Tea Party darling and she says, “I’d rather be doing her self-sufficiency speech. For this than in some stuffy old pomonths, Palin has referred to litical office” and “I’d rather be strong Republican female candi- out here being free.” dates as “mama grizzlies.” Then come the snippets that “I love watching these mama easily could fill in as campaign bears,” Palin tells the TLC cam- slogans, particularly with Palera. “They’ve got a nature, yeah, in’s very political tweets, Facethat humankind could learn book postings and other media from. She’s trying to show her forums. Her Alaska landscapes cubs, ‘Nobody’s gonna do it for also loom larger than life. ya. You get out there and do it “What all this suggests is that yourself, guys.’” she’s crafting her lifestyle and Translation: Stop relying on her biography as typifying a pergovernment. son who’s independent, rugged, That scene and others are sure resilient, in touch with nature to suggest to some viewers that and has learned life lessons that By RACHEL D’ORO
Haitians Protest UN Base Over Cholera Claim
By JONATHAN M. KATZ associated press
–––––––––––––––––––––––––– PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Protesters who hold Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers responsible for a deadly outbreak of cholera that has killed 1,000 in three weeks threw stones and threatened to set fire to a base in the
country’s second-largest city Monday, Haitian radio and eyewitnesses reported. The protesters also blame the unit for the death of a Haitian youth at the base in August. The demonstrations began in Cap-Haitien about 6 a.m. (6 a.m. EST; 1100 GMT) and have paralyzed much of the northern port city, national television reporter
Johnny Joseph told The Associated Press by phone. Demonstrators are also targeting other U.N. bases and Haitian national police stations in the city, he said. U.N. police spokesman Andre Leclerc said the demonstrators blocked traffic in the area. Radio Kiskeya and Radio Caraibes reported that U.N. sol-
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diers and Haitian police fired tear gas and projectiles to disperse at least 1,000 protesters at the Nepalese base. Joseph said at least three people were injured by Haitian police. A case of cholera had never before been documented in Haiti, and fear and confusion See CHOLERA page 5
she can bring into governance if she moves back into governance,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a University of Pennsylvania communications professor who studies political rhetoric. “It also could be life lessons to get to lead a better life in the rugged frontiers,” Jamieson said. “They have to have that
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duo message or this will read as if it’s a political ad.” In a scene outside the family’s Wasilla home, viewers see the 14-foot-high fence the Palins erected when author Joe McGinniss moved next door to work on a book about Palin. “By the way, I thought that was a good example,” Palin says on TLC. “What we just did, others could look and say, ‘Oh, this is what we need to do to secure our nation’s border.’” The intent of the series is not clear — is she merely showing off a state she truly loves with off-the-cuff remarks, or are these See PALIN page 6
Washington State Bans Alcoholic Energy Drinks
by masking alcohol’s regular depressant effects. She also said –––––––––––––––––––––––––– alcohol-based energy drinks — sometimes fruit-flavored, often OLYMPIA, Wash. – Retailers sold in brightly colored cans have a week to clear millions of — are too appealing to young dollars worth of alcoholic en- drinkers. ergy drinks from their shelves “It’s no different than the kind after state regulators banned of appeal that Joe Camel had to them Wednesday, citing the our kids when it came to cigahospitalization of nine danger- rettes,” she said Wednesday. ously drunk college students last Alcoholic energy drinks drew month. T h e emergency b a n , similar to those in Michigan, U t a h a n d Oklahoma, AN AP PHOTO takes effect Nov. 18. Washington’s rule national attention after an Octargets beer-based drinks that tober party in Roslyn, a picturalso feature caffeine, such as the esque mountain town known as malt-liquor energy drink Four the place where part of the 1990s Loko. television series “Northern ExSome universities also have posure” was filmed. banned boozy energy drinks Nine Central Washington from campus while the federal University students who drank Food and Drug Administration Four Loko were hospitalized reviews their safety, and U.S. with blood-alcohol levels rangSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., ing from 0.12 percent to 0.35 called Wednesday for a ban in percent, and a female student his state. nearly died, university President Democratic Gov. Chris Gre- James L. Gaudino said. A bloodgoire, who requested Washing- alcohol concentration of 0.30 ton’s ban, said a strong caffeine- percent is considered potentially and-alcohol combination could lethal. encourage drinking too much See ENERGY page 4 By CURT WOODWARD ASSOCIATED PRESS
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National Prostitution Sting Seizes 69 Child Prostitutes and 99 Pimps
Twenty-four child prostitutes were found in and near Seattle, –––––––––––––––––––––––––– making it the largest group of child prostitutes in a single city, The agenda was forty cit- according to the FBI. Other aries across thirty states in three eas where prostitutes were disdays. No, this was not a typical covered include Portland, South road trip. On Nov. 4, the FBI set Florida, Washington, D.C, and out on a nationwide prostitution undertaking with the Department of Justice, local police, and child advocates in a combined effort called “Operation Cross Country V” to stop human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. Authorities staked out casinos, rundown city streets, and truck stops as well as browsed websites and chat boards for suspected prostitution activity that would allow for undercover finally, the Chicago, Naperville, agents to act as possible clients. and San Francisco Bay areas The following Monday, 69 chil- which occupied the next highdren, who range in age from 12 est numbers of child prostitutes. to 17, were removed from pros- According to FBI executive astitution, and 885 others includ- sistant director Shawn Henry, ing 99 suspected pimps were ar- child prostitution recruits are rested. generally interested in runaways By LIZ DE LA TORRE STAFF WRITER
looking for a “responsible adult” or kids who may be implicated in or affiliated with drug activity. “There are groups of people out there preying on naïve kids who don’t have a good sense of the way of the world,” Henry said. “Sometimes there’s a threat of force, threats of violence. A lot [of] these kids operate out of a sense of fear.” The FBI is currently working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to establish the identities of the child prostitutes. For now, depending on physical, mental, and emotional evaluations conducted by NCMEC, the children are either being taken into protecAN AP PHOTO tive custody or released to their families. “These kids are victims. This is 21st century slavery,” Ernie Allen, president and CEO of NCMEC, said. “This is a growing problem, and America needs to wake up to it and do more.”
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USGA President’s Corner
Undergraduate Students, Can you believe it? We are one week away from Thanksgiving break! From there, when we get back, there are only two weeks of classes before our favorite topic of all: finals! But before we all lose sleep over studying and worrying about those final grades, I want everyone to take some time to relax and enjoy your break. You deserve it. It’s been a long thirteen weeks. Thanksgiving, in my mind, is a day made to sleep in, watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, catch up with family members, eat way too much turkey, stuffing and pie, and then jump on the couch and watch some football, until you fall asleep. I hope everyone has a wonderful break and I will see you next week. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Scott Kazar USGA President
USGA Senator Spotlight Name: Kristen Finocchiaro Birthday: February 18 Hometown: Fairfield, CT Year: Junior Major: Forensic Psychology Campus Involvement: Sister of Delta Phi Epsilon USGA Senator Food Committee Chair
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SCOPE It Out!
by Michelle R. Morra
This week was a pretty slow week for SCOPE, compared to our last couple of weeks, but there were still some great events going on. Film of course had their weekly movie and Weekends put on some great weekend events for everyone. As always, we are going to start with Film, who showed The Other Guys this past week. The movie starred Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and Eva Mendes. Ferrell and Wahlberg play two detectives that are stuck doing paperwork because of mistakes they have made in the past; now they want to step up to the next level. But of course, with any movie that stars Will Ferrell, things don’t necessarily go as planned. The movie was filled with a bunch of hilarious moments that left the audience laughing for days. Sadly, this week Film is not showing a weekly movie, but is instead taking a trip to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1. It’s going to be a great trip! There was also a great time had by a lot of students that joined Weekend Programming this past weekend for their events. On Friday, they had an old time favorite of the campus, pottery painting. Students were able to paint mugs, bowls, figurines, and other forms of pottery however they wanted. Then Weekends dropped them off so they could get put in the kiln. In a couple weeks, they will comeback all done and glossed for students to put on display in their rooms. It’s always a great event. On Saturday Weekends took a trip to see the Bridgeport Sound Tigers play the Norfolk Admirals. It was a great and intense game; both teams played really well. However the Sound Tigers played just a little bit better, because they won the game three to two. Next weekend, there are some more great events coming up when they bring “Smarter Than A Freshman” the game show to campus on Friday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge and then on Saturday, Novmber 20 The Dear Hunter and Moving Mountains Concert is in the German Club at 7 p.m. There are only a few more weeks left in the semester, which means there are only a few more events. So come get your fill of SCOPE before we leave for Winter Break at some of these great events: Beanhouse – Tuesday, November 30 at 9 p.m. in Bartels Programming Space Charlie St. Cloud – Tuesday, November 30 at 9 p.m. in Bartels Resident Evil – Friday, December 3 at 9 p.m. in Bartels Salsa Magic – Saturday, December 4 at 6 p.m. in Alumni Lounge Relaxation Package – Wednesday, December 8 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the Rec Center
Health and Fitness by Melanie Rovinsky
Eat Your Fruits and Veggies: Fresh, Frozen, and Canned
Americans are recommended to eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. And although as college students we are well aware of the health benefits, we are also painfully aware of the high price of fresh produce. With winter rapidly approaching and the harvest season coming to a close, it is also getting harder to find many fruits and vegetables that actually look appetizing. In order to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables despite the season, and save some money in the process, the Food and Drug Administration suggests heading to the frozen and canned food aisles. According to the FDA, there is virtually no difference in nutritional content between fresh and frozen vegetables. Fresh fruit and vegetables are often regarded as healthiest because they reach you with fewer additives than frozen and canned foods do. In addition, fresh produce can be consumed raw, while frozen and canned food must be heated up, which can cause nutrients such as fiber to diminish. However, when determining the health benefits of fresh produce, it is important to consider the fact that fruits and vegetables (with the exception of those grown locally or in your own personal garden) often travel long distances to then sit on grocery story shelves under bright fluorescent lights. Frozen and canned fruits and veggies are picked and packaged at peak ripeness, thus locking in vital nutrients. Fresh produce, on the other hand, is harvested before it is fully ripe. As a result, these fruits and vegetables ripen off the vine, which prevents the full development of all vitamins and minerals. These seemingly fresh foods are then exposed to moisture and varying temperatures en route to the supermarket, both of which decrease the nutritional value of the produce. According to livestrong.com, vegetables frozen properly onsite do not require any preservatives, and while they may have lower calcium than fresh veggies, they contain higher amounts of vitamin C. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are hard to beat; they do not travel far and are often produced naturally without chemicals or harmful fertilizers. In addition, it is important to be aware of what you are eating when you shop in the frozen or canned food aisles. Frozen and canned fruits and vegetables are sometimes packaged in syrup or sauce, which can contain added sugar, fat, and salt. The ideal way to get your fruits and vegetables is, of course, to grow your own. But in order to get your nine recommended servings, don’t shy away from the canned carrots or frozen blueberries.
by Joann Wolwowicz
Last Thursday, students may have noticed a special ceremony going on in the Maxcy quad. Who could have missed the cannon that sounded during that time? For those who may not have known what the ceremony was for, last Thursday was Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I. The day was commemorated as Armistice Day, beginning the following year. November 11 became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day. Let’s look at a little bit more history about Armistice Day, before we jump into Veterans Day. The Treaty of Versailles was actually signed on June 28, 1919, but to most people, November 11 remained the date that marked the end of the Great War in the public’s eyes. In November 1918, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The day was observed with parades and public gatherings, as well as a brief pause in business activities at 11 a.m. On November 11, 1921, an unidentified American soldier killed in the war was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. Congress declared the day a legal federal holiday in honor of all those who participated in the war. On June 4, 1926, Congress passed a resolution that the recurring anniversary of November 11, 1918 should be commemorated with thanksgiving, prayer, and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations. By that time, 27 state legislatures had made November 11 a legal holiday. An act approved May 13, 1938 made November 11 a legal Federal holiday, officially known as Armistice Day. In World War II, there was the greatest mobilization of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force in the nation’s history. In 1954, after lobbying efforts by veterans’ service organizations, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the 1938 act that had made Armistice Day a holiday, striking the word “Armistice” in favor of “Veterans.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the legislation on June 1, 1954. From then on, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, which sought to ensure three-day weekends for federal employees and hoped to encourage tourism and travel by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. The observation of Veterans Day was set as the fourth Monday in October, which was October 25, 1971. Confusion ensued, especially since many states disapproved of this change and continued to observe the holiday on its original date. In 1975, when Congress finally realized that the actual date of Veterans Day carried historical and patriotic significance to many Americans, President Gerald Ford signed a new law returning the observation of Veterans Day to November 11, beginning in 1978. If November 11 should fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the federal government observes the holiday on the previous Friday or following Monday, respectively. Various versions of Veterans Day are celebrated around the world. Britain, France, Australia, and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11. Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday, which is the second Sunday in November. In Europe, Britain, and the Commonwealth countries, it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11. In the United States, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans--living or dead--but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
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Honors Student Council Goes to the Yale Center for British Art
By Kathryn Kuhr
HONORS STUDENT COUNCIL
On November 30, 2010, many of the honors students took a trip to the Yale Center for British Art: the largest expository of British art outside of England. As soon as you walk through the doors, you realize that the building itself is a masterpiece. Its beautiful structure was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Louis I. Kahn. The magnificent skylights allow
natural light to pour in, illuminating the entire gallery without hurting the paintings. Such a design was inspired by the Greek Parthenon. The building was founded by Paul Mellon, a philanthropist and connoisseur of British art. He provided all of the funding for the center and even donated his own private collection. Mellon’s dream was for the art center to enrich the lives of others, while being appreciated for generations to come. The fourth floor contains a
magnificent array of paintings and sculptures; it is surely a feast for the eye. The paintings range in date from about 1697 to 1851. Such artists showcased are William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, Joseph Wright of Derby, John Constable, and J. M. W. Turner. One piece, in particular, was sure to stand out. John Constable, a struggling English painter during the romantic period, painted a landscape titled Hadleigh Castle. Romantic artists
of the time painted picturesque landscapes that appealed to the masses. Constable, like Turner, took landscape painting and flipped it on its side; they exposed it for what is truly was. The Hadleigh Castle landscape shows Britain’s rough coastline. Its genuine beauty comes from the implantation of symbolism and artistic elements. The rough texture of the towers and their broken nature was symbolic, during the Romantic Period, for one to reminisce about the past. Without the shepherd
dawned in red clothing in the bottom left corner, the piece would fall flat. His presence brings out the richness of the greens and yellows throughout the picture by use of contrast. Deep within the background are multiple ships sailing downstream. This somewhat subtle symbol is actually an autobiographical reference to Constable’s oncoming death. The Yale Center for British Art contains over 1,900 paintings and 100 sculptures. There is no doubt that there is a style
represented for everyone. Everything from Tudor paintings, landscapes, cityscapes, and animal paintings is embodied on the walls of this astounding edifice. No matter what your age, preferred style of painting, or artistic educational background, I guarantee that you will enjoy all that the YCBA has to offer; I strongly urge you to check it out.
troubled by the quick turnaround to remove Four Loko and similar products from store shelves. They had hoped the state Liquor Control Board would give the industry a month to handle the change. Lobbyists for the Washington Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association said the ban would affect about $3 million worth of products already in retailers’ hands, much of it in convenience stores. Any drinks that can’t be sold before Nov. 18 could be returned to wholesalers. Those distributors aren’t obliged to buy the products back, but probably will to maintain good standing with their retail customers, lobbyist Ron Main said. It will then be up to the wholesalers to find a way to return the product to manufacturers or move it to other states. “We’re not going to be able to move $3 million in inventory in a week,” Main said. Washington’s ban is good for 120 days, but could be made permanent by the state Liquor Control Board or Legislature.
By JEN CROSS
in the Alumni Lounge, with four interviews going on at a time. During my interview, I was grilled on why I chose the profession I am
was a positive experience. Many interviews that college students have participated in up to this point in their life were easy going relaxed interviews,
choosing, what makes me good for a position in that field, and what are some of the things that may set me back in this field. I felt like I was being hit by the firing squad, but overall it
because they were looking for jobs not careers. This experience gave us all a chance to see what a real interview would be like in the criminal justice field, especially focusing on the
fact that they are hard and might be scary. The interviewers took notes throughout the interviews and were required to submit the interviewees’ results back to the teacher. Professor Polio will then report back to his students on their strengths and weaknesses during the interview process. Polio is hoping that this will better our chances at succeeding in our first real interviews in the criminal justice field. The purpose of the pre – internship class, as many of you have already figured out, is to prepare you for getting an internship. This experience is just one of the many ways that the class does that.
During their journey for candy, they took pictures ––––––––––––––––––––– with students that were dressed up as Spiderman, On October 31, 2010, a Fairy, a Witch, and Wolfrom 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., verine. Once 2 p.m. came Lambda Alpha Upsilon along, we surprised the Fraternity, Inc. held a children with our pumpHalloween event on the kin workshop in the Reccampus of the University of New Haven. The brotherhood had children from the Boys and Girls club of New Haven come to the campus and trick or treat. In today’s world, it is hard for children to enjoy Halloween and be able to go trick or treating in the midst of any violence that may be occurring in the surrounding communities and neighborhoods. Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. wanted to provide the children reation Center, where each from the New Haven area child received a pumpkin a safe and fun Halloween to paint. When all the chiland thought that this event dren were done painting would be one way to ac- their pumpkins, the clubs complish that goal. and organizations came toAs soon as the children gether and played several arrived on the campus, games with the children, they were escorted either including Simon Says, by a student of Univer- Duck Duck Goose, Red sity of New Haven or by light Green light, Freeze a member of an organiza- Tag, Basketball, and Kicktion/club to the area where ball. At 3 p.m., we had Sothey could get their bags dexo catering in the Alumfor the candy. A counselor ni Lounge to provide the of the University or from children with snacks and the Boys and Girls Club drinks. The children could then took their group of then relax and have somechildren between Bixler thing to snack on. Lastly, and Botwinik to the tables everyone watched Halwhere candy was given. loweentown in the Alumni
Lounge. The clubs and organizations that were involved in this event were the following. The sororities included Sigma Iota Alpha, Lambda Psi Delta, Omega Phi Beta, Delta Epsilon Beta, Delta Phi Epsilon,
Banned Energy Drinks
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Police reported a chaotic scene, with students passed out and so drunk officers originally thought they had overdosed on drugs. All the hospitalized students were inexperienced drinkers — freshmen ranging in age from 17 to 19. Toxicology results showed no drugs in anyone’s bloodstream, other than a small amount of marijuana, university police Chief Steve Rittereiser said. Some students admitted drinking vodka, rum and beer with Four Loko, which is made by Phusion Projects Inc., of Chicago. A Phusion spokesman did not immediately respond with comment on Washington’s ban, but the company has said it takes pains not to market to underage drinkers. Washington’s emergency ban specifically covers products that combine beer, strong beer or malt liquor with caffeine, guarana, taurine or other similar substances found in regular energy drinks. Washington’s beer and wine distributors were
Chemical Engineering Students Place Fourth
By Amanda Scalza President, AIChE
Students from the UNH student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers placed fourth in a national Chemical Engineering “Jeopardy” contest on Saturday, November 6, 2010, after winning the regional competition at the University of Maine in March. The contest, which took place at this year’s AIChE National Student Conference in Salt Lake City Utah, included ten teams from throughout the country, including New Mexico State University, Oregon State University, Texas Tech, and Bucknell University. The UNH Jeopardy team included Kevin Badowski, Benjamin Hollies, Shawn McAteer, Patrick Saboe, and Amanda Scalza.
In addition to this contest, two students, Brandie Roy and John Vitacco, presented a student workshop entitled “Sharing is Caring: How Working with Other Student Clubs Benefits You!” It was about the benefits of sharing resources with other engineering organizations, which received praise from students and professionals alike that saw great value in the model used here at UNH. The AIChE National Student Conference is a four day event that includes the ChemE Car Contest, poster competitions, and lectures focused on extending the learning of student engineers from over 100 universities in the United States and Mexico. These competitions allow students from the top schools to compete and showcase their schools and their work.
A Step in the Right Direction
Many criminal justice students had a chance this past week to look into their futures, while students from Joseph Polio’s criminal justice pre – internship class had a chance to participate in a mock interview. The students were required to complete a resume and have it checked over by the career services office located in Kaplan. The students were then set up with the people who would be conducting the interview. The interviews were approximately twenty- five minutes and were intended to be like a real interview. They took place
Trick or Treat: Who Wants Candy?
By Tristian Rosario
LAMBDA ALPHA UPSILON
Chi Kappa Rho, and Phi Sigma Sigma. The fraternities included Delta Chi, Sigma Chi, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. The clubs on campus that helped out included the Elite Step Team, NAACP, and LASA. Lastly, there were also individual students that wanted to participate in the event: Symone Henderson, Indira Infant, Mike Podsiedlak, Stephanie Rivera, Enrique Cruz, and Cara Dennis. “The pleasure was all ours! The young people told us about the fun they had on campus. It is events like this which reinforce
our young people’s belief that college is in their future,” said Seth L. Poole, the Program Director of the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven. “I’m glad this event happened, and even though getting this event going was a rollercoaster, the smiles on the children faces made it all worth it,” said Tristian Rosario, Kappa Chapter President of Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. “I think I speak for all organizations and individuals when I say that this event, hosted by Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc., was outstanding. Being able to say that we made a difference in these children’s lives just by taking out a few hours during the day to help will stay with us forever. This is definitely an event that I would annually participate in,” said Caity Fennell, Alpha Chapter President of Lambda Psi Delta Sorority, Incorporated. A special thanks goes out to Student Activities and the Office of Residential Life for providing Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. with the facilities and funds for this wonderful and successful event.
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MSNBC Host Returns After Controversial Suspension
By KAIT RICHMOND STAFF WRITER
Keith Olbermann was back to hosting his MSNBC show Countdown on Nov. 9, after a controversial suspension over donating to political campaigns. On Nov. 5, Politico, a multimedia news organization, broke the news that the well-known liberal host was being suspended indefinitely and without pay. Olbermann made contributions of $2,400 each to three Democratic political campaigns on Oct. 28, something that goes against NBC policies. Not only is it considered journalistically unethical to donate to the campaigns being covered, Olbermann refused to apologize on the air. The result: a two-show suspension, or in other words, a four-day weekend for Olbermann. On Sunday night, MSNBC President Phil Griffin issued a statement saying, “After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night’s program is an appropriate
punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night.” The suspension lit a media fire that barely had time to burn out before being reignited from what many say is a slap on Olbermann’s wrist. The slew of recent articles written on the controversy debates whether it was all a publicity stunt. Furthermore, is this infamous liberal a biased commentator or a legitimate journalist? Countdown slams Republicans and their policies in every episode, yet Olbermann hosted the election coverage on Nov. 2. Now, the issue of cable news blurring the line between commentator and journalist has come forward. Fox News, MSNBC’s conservative counterpart, has faced similar problems. While the network does not have rules about donations, it is constantly criticized for its belligerent and upfront support of Republicans over Democrats. However, both Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck, regular faces from Fox, say they are commentators. Olbermann returned to
business as usual on Nov. 9, and addressed the suspension, clearly impressed by the media attention and apologizing to his viewers – but not NBC. Grateful, he thanked his supporters several times. “I don’t want to minimize my gratitude toward you for the kind of support that’s usually reserved for, like, Chilean miners.” He took a typical shot at Fox News and their alleged fundraising, and apologized for putting Jesse Kelly on his “Worst Person in the World” segment. Kelly was the opponent of Gabrielle Giffords, one of the politicians Olbermann donated $2,400 to. Whether this was a pointless punishment or a serious problem, Olbermann’s suspension finally brought up some issues in journalism that have been lingering on the sidelines for a while. As for the claims that it was all a publicity stunt, Olbermann started his first show back with the comment, “This was not a publicity stunt. Of course, if I had known all of this would happen, I would have done this years ago!”
will not simply be cheering you on from the sidelines. We will be right there with you, shoulder to shoulder, because we believe in the promise of India.” To the United States’ government, that promise entails giving a louder voice to developing countries who can offer the US the potential of a successful arena to market United States manufactured products and the aid of a possible counter terrorism unit in a geographical area dominated by China. India is a great match for these efforts, because it is the largest democracy in the world and is in a volatile region. However, there are countries that do not endorse a permanent seat for India. China has long opposed representation of India on the Securities Council. Pakistan also opposes the permanent seat, accusing India of blatant violations of United Nation resolutions and issued a statement urging the United States to “take a moral view and not base itself on any temporary expediency or exigencies of
power politics.” Later in the afternoon, Obama and the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, held a joint press conference. Singh said that the assistance of the United States was essential if India was to achieve the growth rates needed to lift hundreds of millions of its citizens out of poverty. Singh also joined Obama in dismissing criticism of outsourcing work to other countries, saying that India “is not in the business of stealing jobs from Americans.” While his speech was warmly regarded in Delhi, some Indians are wary of the President’s promise. Brahma Chellaney, professor of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi, said that Obama’s statement was “couched in such careful and so hedged by conditions terms” that it was “not really a genuine assurance…these kinds of complexities are all going to be lost in the media reaction. In India we have a tendency to believe the hype.”
Domus of the Gladiators
By SAMANTHA RAE SHINN STAFF WRITER
For over two thousand years, Pompeii has been a site of ashy ruins because of the inevitable eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Another tragedy has befallen this ancient city: another event that most experts say was inevitable. The Domus of the Gladiators was, at one point in time, a training site for gladiators before they went to fight at the amphitheatre across the path. It housed weapons and armor as well. Last Saturday, November 6, this famous building collapsed to a pile of rubble. Experts say that this building collapsed due to improper drainage maintenance, meaning no drainage maintenance was being taken care of. It seems that while the entire site of Pompeii has over 400 employees, no one could be spared to take care of the important issue. Most of the employees are being put to work to heighten the touristic attraction to the ancient city itself. It has also been noticed that other famous archeological sites in Italy are not being properly maintained,
This Monday, President Barack Obama announced his support for India’s bid for a seat on the UN’s Security Council, hoping to elevate the nation to its “rightful place in the world.” While some United States officials describe his statement as a “full endorsement,” Obama did not expressly state that the US would actively push for a council seat for India. India is a part of a group of four nations along with Germany, Japan, and Brazil that have been seeking permanent seats in the United Nations as major political and economic powers. The five members of the Security Council currently are the United States, China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom. The only other country that the US has endorsed for a permanent seat is Japan. Addressing the Indian Parliament, Obama assertively stated, “I want every Indian citizen to know; The United States of America
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in his country, and Maria Pia Guermandi, the senior figure in Italy’s oldest environmentalist lobby, Italia Nostra, joked that Italy’s cultural sites should be handed over to the care of the United Nations, because the country can’t take care of them properly. Most blame funding for these restoration projects; the entire country’s historical society only receives .18% of the country’s budget for everything they are held responsible for. There are places in Italy that are in desperate need of an entire restoration and are rich with culture. However, they cannot even afford to hire a caretaker of the site. This terrible incident has shed light upon the budget and administration mismanagement at a lot of the culturally rich sites all over Italy. The government is being greatly criticized and one politician at the head of the husbandry committee was asked to formally resign from his position. Hopefully, this latest incident has opened the eyes of the Italian government to give these places more money to take better care of them.
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Obama Supports India’s Bid for UN Security Council Seat
By ELIZABETH FIELD
such as Nero’s famous Golden Palace, the Domus of Chaste Lovers, and the Colosseum, all of which have experienced varying degrees of collapse over the past couple of years. The Domus of the Gladiators is just the latest in a long line of “mishaps.” Italian academics and technicians are some of the most knowledgeable people in the world on how to handle art restoration; so why did this building collapse if the leaders in art preservation and restoration know how to handle it? These experts claim that this collapse was inevitable; it was in the roots of the building. They also declare that these famous sites are not given the long-term treatment for great husbandry, but rather a “short-term” glance at what will bring in tourists. On the political repercussions of this event, Italy’s reputation and credibility have been extremely damaged. Most of the countries in Europe are questioning Italy’s ability to maintain their culture or if they are putting everything at risk. President, Giorgio Napolitanio, called this event a shame
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is following its destructive path. President Rene Preval addressed the nation on Sunday to dispel myths and educate people on good sanitation and hygiene. Cholera is transmitted by feces and can easily be prevented if people have access to safe drinking water and can regularly wash their hands. But those conditions don’t exist in much of Haiti, and tens of thousands of people have been sickened as the disease has spread across the countryside and to nearly all the country’s major population centers, including the capital,
Port-au-Prince. Doctors Without Borders and other medical aid groups have expressed concern that the outbreak could eventually sicken hundreds of thousands of people. The suspicions surround a different Nepalese base located on the Artibonite River system where the outbreak started. The soldiers arrived there in October following outbreaks in their home country and about a week before Haiti’s epidemic began. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the strain now ravaging the country matched a strain
specific to South Asia, but said they had not pinpointed the origin of the outbreak. Following an Associated Press investigation, the U.N. acknowledged that there were sanitation problems at the base, but says its soldiers were not responsible for the outbreak. No formal or independent investigation has taken place despite calls from Haitian human-rights groups and U.S. health care experts. Presidential candidates have seized on the suspicions to denounce the 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force ahead of Nov. 28 elections.
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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the price of gasoline is marching toward the high of the year. The national average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline on Monday was just 3 cents shy $2.92 a gallon, the high back in May. Analysts expect more upward price creep before the long holiday weekend starts next Wednesday. There's no expectation
of a holiday driving frenzy. Instead, gas is tracking the price of oil. Crude has risen 15 percent since Labor Day, as investors worried about a weaker U.S. currency have parked their money in commodities like oil. Gas prices have risen about 8 percent since Labor Day, a period when gasoline demand falls off because summer vacations have come and gone. The national average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline was $2.892 Monday, according to AAA, Wright Express
and Oil Price Information Service. That was about 6 cents more than a month ago and nearly 26 cents more than a year ago. "Fundamentally, we shouldn't see prices that high," said Fred Rozell, retail pricing director at Oil Price Information Service in Wall, N.J. Rozell said the national average "may flirt" with $3 a gallon before year's end. PFGBest analyst Phil Flynn was more cautious, calling $3 possible but not inevitable. Many Americans alSee HOLIDAY page 6
November 17, 2010 Social Security Judges Facing More Violent Threats By SAM HANANEL
WASHINGTON – Judges who hear Social Security disability cases are facing a growing number of violent threats from claimants angry over being denied benefits or frustrated at lengthy delays in processing claims. There were at least 80 threats to kill or harm administrative law judges or staff over the past year — an 18 percent increase over the previous reporting period, according to data collected by the Social Security Administration. The data was released to the Association of Administrative Law Judges and made available to The Associated Press. One claimant in Albuquerque, N.M., called his congressman's office to say he was going to "take his guns and shoot employees" in the Social Security hearing office. In Eugene, Ore., a man who was denied benefits said he is "ready to join the Taliban and hurt some people." Another claimant denied benefits told a judge in Greenville, S.C., that he was a sniper in the military and "would go take care of the problem." "I'm not sure the number is as significant as the kind of threats being made," said Randall Frye, a judge based in Charlotte, N.C., and the president of the judges' union. "There seem to be more threats of serious bodily harm, not only to the judge but to the judge's family." Fifty of the incidents came between March and
August, including that of a Pittsburgh claimant who threatened to kill herself outside the hearing office or fly a plane into the building like a disgruntled tax protester did earlier this year at the Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, Texas. A Senate subcommittee heard testimony on Monday at a field hearing in Akron, Ohio, about the rising number of threats, as well as the status of the massive backlog in applications for disability benefits, which are available to people who can't work because of medical problems. Nearly 2 million people are waiting to find out if they qualify for benefits, with many having to wait more than two years to see their first payment. Lawmakers told Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue that efforts to trim the backlog haven't done enough to halt personal ordeals for disabled people awaiting government help. For people in need and awaiting claims, "Your heart goes out to them," Sen. George Voinovich, ROhio, said at the hearing. Astrue said the agency is making progress in cutting waits for decisions on claims, but a 2013 goal of resolving claims within nine months could be jeopardized by rising claims amid the recession and an aging population. Judges say some claimants become desperate after years of fighting for money to help make ends meet. "To many of them, we're their last best hope See THREATS page 7
Former Playmate Speaks on HIV/AIDS
By ISAAK KIFLE STAFF WRITER
On Monday, November 8, former Playboy Playmate and bodybuilder Rebekka Armstrong came to the Alumni Lounge to speak to students about a very sensitive issue. In 1986, Armstrong was named Playmate of the Month for Playboy Magazine’s September 1986 issue, appearing on the centerfold of the edition. However, about three years later, in 1989, she tested positive for HIV. She announced this publicly in 1994 and soon after became a speaker and activist for HIV and AIDS-related causes. Armstrong began the
WASHINGTON – Rep. Charles Rangel of New York walked out of his ethics trial Monday after pleading in vain for a postponement, saying his lawyers abandoned him because he ran out of money after paying them some $2 million. The proceeding went on without him. With Rangel gone, House ethics committee chief counsel Blake Chisam pushed for a decision on the 13 counts of fundraising and financial conduct that allegedly violated House rules Rangel, a 20-term congressman representing New York's famed Harlem neighborhood, once had great influence as chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. He has raised millions for other Democrats, but told the ethics panel he had no more money to pay his attorney. The 80-year-old Rangel said the trial would cost another $1 million in attorney's fees.
Rangel sought a delay so he can establish a legal defense fund, but the panel basically decided the 2 1/2-year-old case has gone on long enough — and Congress has little time left in the lame duck session that commenced Monday. Rangel's former lawyer, Leslie Berger Kiernan, did not immediately respond. Chisam, assuming the role of prosecutor at the rare public airing of inHouse issues, played a video of a Rangel speech on the House floor in August. Rangel acknowledged in that presentation that he'd used House stationery to raise money for a college center named after him, and that he'd been tardy in filing taxes and financial disclosure statements. But he said he never intended to break any rules. Chisam told an ethics panel of four Republicans and four Democrats that "there are no ... issues as to any material facts in this case. As a result the case is ripe for a decision." Chisam said "I see no evidence of corruption" by Rangel, but rather, that the
an example, Armstrong showed what can happen to someone who isn’t careful regarding sex. In the past, she has watched many of her closest friends die from AIDS. And now, she sees young people today making the same mistakes she made in forgoing safety. She still remembers taking the long routes to the back doors of hospitals to avoid embarrassment, despite the crippling pain she experienced. She managed to keep her diagnosis largely a secret for five years, even going so far as to tell people she had leukemia or another hereditary disease to receive rides to the hospital. This shame and stigma, though in less degree today due to the in-
creasing prominence of HIV and AIDS, still exists. It is important to remember, notes Armstrong, that it does kill you. Even if you survive for many years, as she has, your quality of life decreases dramatically. With a weakened immune system, sickness, and death come so much easier. Armstrong ended her presentation by reminding the audience of the ways to take precaution and protect themselves from going through the things she went through, such as using condoms and limiting your use of alcohol for its ability to cloud judgment. HIV and AIDS do ruin lives, and it’s important to take steps to ensure that yours isn’t one of them.
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the opinions of the paid Fox News consultant subtly laying the groundwork for a presidential bid? Of course, with a production of this magnitude, money also could be a powerful motivation. Palin, who could not be reached for comment, reportedly was seeking as much as $1.5 million per episode in pitching the show earlier this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. TLC, a division of Discovery Communications, has refused to divulge Palin’s cut from the series, which is produced by Mark Burnett of “Survivor” fame. Alaska has a fairly new film office that offers incentives including a 30 percent tax credit to quali-
Colleagues Deny Rangel's Plea for Delay in Trial
By LARRY MARGASAK
night with a short film summarizing her experience of being a model for Playboy, as well as her reaction upon discovering she was HIV positive. After the film, she told the audience her story of what her life had been like before and after learning this. Particularly, she shared her experiences with several drugs prescribed to her over the years after contracting HIV. She’s experienced side effects ranging from weakness, loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, nerve damage, and skin lesions. This was because many of these drugs were still in experimental phases as HIV and AIDS were still relatively unknown in the early 90s. Using her own life as
congressman was "overzealous" and "sloppy in his personal finances." Chisam said Rangel could have legally raised money for the Charles B. Rangel Center at City College of New York by asking the ethics committee for permission to solicit nonprofit organizations. However, he would not have been able to use congressional letterheads or employees in the fundraising, as he is charged with doing. The counsel also said Rangel used a subsidized apartment in New York City as a campaign office when the lease required that it be for residential use only. "At the same time, the landlord was evicting other tenants at an increased rate" for failing to follow the same lease terms, Chisam said. Several members of the committee angrily criticized Rangel's lawyers for leaving the case just weeks before the hearing. Vermont Democratic Rep. Peter Welch said that no law firm should be "takSee RANGEL page 7
fying productions filming in the state. It’s not clear if TLC’s Palin series is tapping into the program — Burnett’s office did not respond to requests for comment — which could mean the show ultimately would be subsidized by the state. Alaska film office manager Dave Worrell said he could discuss only productions that have already received incentives and Palin’s show is not among them. The program is open to any production that spends at least $100,000 in Alaska, with added incentives for Alaska hires, as well as offseason and rural shoots. History’s “Ice Road Truckers,” for example, spent almost $1.2 million in the state, earning almost
$400,000 in incentives, according to Worrell. As far as TLC spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg is concerned, the series is “a love letter to Alaska.” Well, except for one temporary Alaskan. In the debut episode, viewers catch a glimpse of McGinniss reading on his balcony as Palin and her family make snide remarks about the author they say has intruded on their privacy. They charge that he is writing a hit piece on them. McGinniss, who has since moved out, says he was filmed without his knowledge or consent and he’s demanding through his attorney that it be removed from the episode, according to Slate.com. The California attorney, Dennis Holahan, did not
return multiple calls seeking comment. Goldberg said she had no comment and referred questions to Burnett’s office, which also did not return calls. If the series is about more than Palin’s love for the state, it would be hard to overlook the irony of a former governor who abruptly resigned in July 2009 with 17 months left in her first term. Take the footage of Palin struggling to climb a steep rocky slope in Denali National Park. “About halfway up the rock, I did not know if I was going to be able to finish the task,” she tells the camera. “But I didn’t want to quit. I didn’t want to quit in front of other people.”
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The Commerce Department said consumer spending rose 1.2 percent, which was nearly double what analysts were expecting. October sales at auto dealerships increased 5 percent. Excluding autos, sales advanced at a more moderate 0.4 percent in October following a 0.5 percent rise in sales excluding autos in September. Yet, economists don't expect consumers to significantly boost spending while unemployment remains high. Still, oil traders were encouraged by the report, after crude fell Friday on concerns that China would take steps to cool its economic growth. "The market is going to take a wait-and-see position. I think people think they maybe overreacted to it a little bit on Friday and
they're creeping back into the market," Flynn said. Christof Ruhl, the chief economist at BP PLC, expects oil prices to hover around $80 a barrel in 2011. He said there might be "a little upward shift if the economy continues to grow," though the sustainability of China's economic growth was a key risk. Benchmark oil for December delivery gained 31 cents to $85.19 a barrel in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. In other early Nymex trading in December contracts, heating oil added 1.10 cent to $2.3742 a gallon, gasoline rose 2.32 cents to $2.2331 a gallon and natural gas lost 2.9 cents to $3.773 per 1,000 cubic feet. In London, Brent crude rose 59 cents to $86.93 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.
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ready are paying $3 a gallon or more. For example, drivers in California, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington, Illinois and New York are seeing prices in a range between $2.981 a gallon and $3.524 a gallon. In Los Angeles, the retail price was $3.155 cents a gallon, up about 4 cents from a week ago. Chicagoarea drivers paid an average of $3.11 a gallon, an increase of a penny from a week ago. Detroit had a 2 cent drop, but drivers there are still paying $3 a gallon. The lowest average prices were found in Colorado, Texas and parts of the South. Meanwhile, oil prices rose after a report said U.S. retail sales rose for the fourth consecutive month, buoyed by stronger demand in the automobile market.
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November 17, 2010 By JESSICA CHAMPAGNE
College Advocate Assists Students in Identifying Options
UNH COLLEGE ADVOCATE
The national statistics for sexual violence are startling. Roughly every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexual assaulted. Approximately 73% of victims know their assailant, and about one in every six women and one in thirty-three men have experienced, attempted, or completed rape. This number increases drastically for college-aged women. The University of New Haven is committed to ending sexual violence on campus and has partnered with the Rape Crisis Center of Milford, a local sexual assault crisis center which serves seven surrounding area towns, including West Haven. The fruit of this collaboration has been the development
of the College Advocate position at the Rape Crisis Center, who has the primary responsibility of serving the UNH community. The Advocate, Jes Champagne, provides free and confidential services on campus to anyone affected by sexual assault. Champagne is available by appointment, or during Dropin hours, which are listed below. She provides crisis counseling for survivors of sexual assault, as well as their friends or partners who are seeking guidance on how to help their loved one. If a student contacts the Advocate, it is important to understand that they
are not obligated to pursue criminal charges or even receive medical atten-
tion. Champagne says, “in speaking with me, I will help the student identify the different options that are available to them, and we’ll explore the concerns that the student might have regarding each one. I sup-
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port the student in coming to their own decision, and I respect those decisions once they are made. I truly believe in assisting all survivors of sexual assault in re-gaining control of their lives, and the first step in doing that is letting them make their own informed decisions about how they would like to proceed following the assault.” If a student does decide to pursue criminal charges or to receive medical attention, Champagne is available to support the student through the process. This can include informing the student as to what to expect, attending the appointments with the student, and advocating on the student’s behalf if at any point the student indicates that they are uncomfortable. Champagne says “I want students to know that I am there, 100%, for
them.” Aside from providing crisis counseling, Champagne spends a lot of time on campus assisting with sexual assault prevention projects. “I have been asked to give presentations in classes, to attend meetings for student organizations, to provide trainings to offices on campus, and to speak to students interested in pursuing a career in victim services. I am available for practically anything,” says Champagne. She is in the process of planning programs for some of the residence halls and hopes to visit all of them before the end of the semester. Champagne is always looking for more students, faculty, or staff members who have ideas for programming or would like to collaborate on a project, and encourages anyone
who is interested to contact her Additionally, the Center is always looking for volunteers to assist in coverage of our 24 –hour hotline. Volunteers are required to become certified sexual assault counselors in the state of Connecticut, which requires 30 hours of training and yearly re-certification. If anyone would like more information, or has any questions, please contact Jes by phone at 203-878-1212, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person during dropin hours every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Counseling Center in Sheffield Hall. Appointments are always available upon request.
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gunbattle at a Nevada federal courthouse. About 1,400 administrative law judges handle appeals of Social Security disability claims at about 150 offices across the country. Many are in leased office space rather than government buildings. Brown said the agency provides a single private security guard for each office building that houses judges. Frye said he has sought more security and a review of the policy that keeps guards out of hearing rooms. He said Astrue has promised to look into it. Social Security Administration spokeswoman
Trish Nicasio said the agency continually evaluates the level and effectiveness of office security and makes changes as needed. "We are taking appropriate steps to protect our employees and visitors while still providing the level of face-to-face service the public expects and deserves," Nicasio said. Visitors and their belongings are screened before entering hearing offices and hearings room, she said, and reception desks are equipped with duress alarms to notify the guard immediately of any disturbance.
Social Security Judges Facing More Violent Threats
for getting relief in the form of income and medical benefits," said Judge Mark Brown, a vice president of the judge's union and an administrative law judge hearing cases in St. Louis. While no judges were harmed this year, there have been past incidents: A judge in Los Angeles was hit over the head with a chair during a hearing and a judge in Newburgh, N.Y., was punched by a claimant when he showed up for work. In January, a gunman possibly upset about a reduction in his Social Security benefits killed a security guard during a furious
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ing the money...and kicking their client by the side of the road." Chisam, then read aloud the 13 charges of alleged financial and fundraising wrongdoing that have been brought against Rangel. The panel's chairwoman, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, DCalif., called a recess in late morning so members could hold a closed session on whether it was necessary to call witnesses, given Rangel's absence. In imploring the ethics panel for a continuance, Rangel had said earlier Monday that "50 years of public service is on the line." He said he had run out of money to pay his previous attorney, and insisted he wouldn't attend any further hearings without legal representation. He said his lawyers had indicated to him that it could cost another $1 million to defend him at the ethics proceeding.
Rangel stands accused of 13 counts of financial and fundraising misconduct that violated House rules. The panel was sitting as a jury in a House committee room for a proceeding that was open to the public. It was only the second time this type of hearing was held under a revamped system of in-house ethics policing adopted by lawmakers two decades ago. If the panel finds that Rangel broke the rules, the House ethics committee could recommend that the House vote to condemn his conduct. "My family has caught hell" in the investigation that has lasted 2 1/2 years, Rangel said. The ethics committee chairman, Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., had told Rangel that the panel might not have time to judge his conduct before this Congress adjourns. A postelection lame duck session began
Monday. Rangel said that his fate should not depend on the congressional calendar, but on fairness. "I am being denied the right to have a lawyer right now, because I don't have the opportunity to have a legal defense fund set up," he said. "I truly believe I am not being treated fairly," Rangel said. The ethics investigation goes back to at least July 2008. Only former Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, who was expelled from the House after a criminal conviction, has faced a similar trial since current House ethics procedures were adopted two decades ago. Key charges portray Rangel as a veteran congressman who thought he could ignore rules on disclosing his assets, and improperly used official resources to raise money for a college center that was a
monument to his career. But an allegation that caught the public's eye was his failure to declare rental income to the IRS from a resort unit he owned in the Dominican Republic. The case has generated its share of political gameplaying. Republicans on the House ethics committee demanded that the proceeding be held before the election, when the trial of the House's fourth-mostsenior member could have embarrassed Democrats. Lofgren rejected the request. Rangel has acknowledged ethical lapses, but he has argued that he did not intend to break the rules. The charges allege violations of: _A House gift ban and restrictions on solicitations. Rangel is accused of using congressional staff, letterhead and workspace to seek donations for the Charles B. Rangel Cen-
ter for Public Service at the City College of New York. The requests usually went to charitable arms of businesses with issues before Congress, including Rangel's Ways and Means Committee. _A U.S. government code of ethics. Several allegations fall under this code, among them: Accepting favors (the Rangel Center donations) that could be construed as influencing Rangel's congressional duties; acceptance of a rent-subsidized New York apartment used as a campaign office, when the lease said it was for
residential use only; and failure to report taxable income. _The Ethics in Government Act and a companion House rule requiring "full and complete" public reports of a congressman's income, assets and liabilities each year. Rangel is charged with a pattern of submitting incomplete and inaccurate disclosure statements. He only filed amended reports covering 1998 to 2007 after the investigative ethics panel began looking into his disclosures. He belatedly reported at least $600,000 in assets.
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Opinion & Editorials
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It’s pretty much guaranteed that at some point or another during anyone’s college career, they will end up dealing with someone who is intoxicated. Now that’s not to say that someone can’t avoid alcohol if they choose to; however, in general, it is a very prevalent substance. Lately, the new fad in alcohol has been alcoholic energy drinks such as Joose and Four Loko, beverages that combine high quantities of caffeine with somewhere between six and twelve percent alcohol by volume in a 23.5 ounce can. This brings us to the topic of my editorial! Wait for it…
By JOANN WOLWOWICZ ASSISTANT EDITOR
Living on campus for the majority of the months of the year, everyone should consider their dorm room their “home away from home,” no matter how much we may complain about the living conditions. Granted, some of the buildings may be experiencing some issues at the moment and others have conditions that are less than stellar, but it is home for a little bit longer nevertheless. This isn’t an editorial where I will try to convince you that campus housing is the best in the country, because as we all know, that’s not the truth. I’m well aware of all of the problems with mold, vermin, and maintenance issues that arise on a daily basis. I encourage all students to report all problems to their resident assistant (RA), resident director (RD), or the health and safety and residential life committees in USGA.
Folks, Be Responsible
irresponsible consumption of alcoholic beverages! Many people across the country call for the drinking age to be lowered to eighteen again, using the argument that the reason binge drinking is so prevalent is because of the strict regulation. Conversely, others think that even if the drinking age is lowered, the number of people who abuse alcohol will not drastically change. Personally, I think the problem spawns from the light that alcoholic substances are held in. If you treat something differently and
highlight it, naturally kids will grow up thinking of
modity that should be consumed in large quantities when available, since who knows when the next opportunity will arise. Reading a brief report by an Indiana University professor, Ruth C. Engs states that the drinking age should be lowered to 18 or 19, and young adults should be taught responsible drinking habits in controlled environments such as restaurants and official school and university functions. This past weekend I had an experience where someone I know that thing in its own unique drank too much and ended way. With alcohol, this up being sick. I’m not saycommonly means treating ing that it’s wrong to have it as a precious rare com- a good time, but self con-
trol is important. Why be overly reckless and binge drink? Besides physical repercussions, intoxication can impede judgment and that opens up a completely new realm of bad possibilities. Don’t read this and think that I am trying to preach to the student body but think how it looks when young adults are pushing for a reduced drinking age while downing more alcohol more recklessly. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that change isn’t likely to happen if it seems that the result will be negative. To wrap this up, I just want to bring the Substance Use Task Force to everyone’s attention. This committee is made up of
faculty, staff, and students, and they meet two times monthly to discuss issues of substance abuse. Ric Baker, the Assistant Dean of Students, heads this committee and is currently meeting to discuss what, if any, action should be taken on the issue of alcoholic energy drinks. If you have any opinion on this and would like your voice heard, email Ric at RBaker@newhaven.edu, and he will take the information with him to the next meeting. Try to be responsible adults! You can have fun and be safe all at the same time; imagine that!
Lastly, I encourage complaints and suggestions to be filled out on chargervoice.com, the one website where students can have their voice heard. But like I said, this isn’t the topic of my editorial. I would like to focus on the actual damage that students do to their own rooms and the entire residence halls, both big and small. I have noticed that students living on campus become very disrespectful of the building they live in as the course of the year progresses. Buildings are no longer treated with respect, and even less respect is shown to the residential life staff and the maintenance workers. It’s actually getting quite ridiculous. As adults living away from home, we are expected to act as such. Would you walk around your house at home and vandalize it, treating it with dis-
respect? I didn’t think so. Then why do I see such behavior in our residence
for them then they already have to do. Along with having to do the repairs on the usual problems in each building, they spend their time cleaning up after residents who make the building disgusting. One example that comes to mind is elevators. Each and every day, the maintenance crew cleans the walls of the elevator after someone spends their time drawing on them with their fingers, making smudges, writing, and drawing offensive things. By the end of the day, the elevators need to be cleaned once again because they look terrible. The maintenance crew should not have to clean the elevator walls once or even sometimes twice a day, only to have them ruined by the end. We are not five anymore, and some people need to grow up and realize it’s truly disrespectful. With all that being said, I want to remind everyone that no one’s residence hall is perfect. No residence hall in the country is perfect. There will always
be problems and things to complain about. Remember that when there is a problem, please bring it up respectfully to whoever will best take care of it. I understand that some problems are just not acceptable at all, but being disrespectful will not help the situation be resolved any faster. Just remember that there are people who will listen and committees in USGA whose job it is to listen when problems or issues arise. Do not be afraid to raise a complaint. We live on this campus and have the right to live in halls where everything works and conditions are safe and healthy for every resident. However, also remember that because we live on campus we have the obligation to be respectful to those who we live with, help make the buildings run, and those who try to make our residential experience an enjoyable one.
Respect Your Residence Hall pers on the floor, feel free to do so here. But something tells me that that’s not the case. Not only are residents litterbugs, they also seem to be kindergarteners who can’t help but draw on everything they can get their hands on. RAs work very hard to put on programs in the residence halls. Half the work of planning for events is creating the posters and advertising for them. Usually, within the hour the poster or advertising has been posted, someone has already defiled it with some type of writing or worst of all, halls. On any given day, obscene pictures or words. trash can be found aban- I feel as if we should all be doned in elevators, in hall- past the age of drawing on ways, and even thrown every piece of paper we into water fountains. Are come in contact with. It’s there really that few trash disrespectful to the RA cans that we need to throw who made the advertisethings on the floor instead? ment and the amount of Sometimes it’s even just time they spent working pure laziness. If a piece of on it. trash falls, many people Lastly, as students, will just leave it where it we need to respect the fell. If at your house you maintenance workers that walk around throwing wa- work in our buildings. We ter bottles and candy wrap- shouldn’t make more work
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I really enjoyed the ultimate Frisbee tournament that was on If I am in an undergraduate course, why do I have to be takSaturday, though there wasn’t a large turnout. However, it is ing an undergrad/grad class and then be punished for it? always good to see some of the less recognized teams playing on campus. So, yet again, as always the server crashed multiple times as people tried to register for classes. My only thought about this I love the weather lately. It goes from good to bad to good to matter is why haven’t they fixed this by now, or at least come up bad to amazing. It seems like Mother Nature is playing with us. with a better system?
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So as a CS major, there are not a lot of us. Some of the classes we have to take in the trimester are classes that we absolutely have to take because they are not offered any other time or there are no substitutions. So why are we then charged extra to stay here when we have no choice in the matter. And why were we not informed when all the costs were laid out in front of us when we applied and were accepted? No, the university only decides to tell us about extra costs when there is nothing we can do about it. I for one am not going to stand for it.
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By Courtney Faber Word of the week: Paean: (pee’-un) n. a joyously exultant song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving, or triumph. Fact of the week: A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds. Did they seriously just say that? “Did you write the words or the lyrics?” ~Bruce Forsyth Weekly thought: “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” ~John E. Southard
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Garrett is a Criminal Justice, International Justice and Katherine is a Criminal Justice, Investigative SerSecurity major, from Guilderland, New York. He is vices major, from Woodbury, New Jersey. She studied also working on a certificate in forensic computer inabroad her first semester for the first semester abroad vestigation. Garrett is a member of A-Team, Ultimate program, in London, England. Katherine also studied Frisbee club, Winchester Hall council (treasurer), and abroad in Russia during the summer intersession. She several RecSports teams. He likes travelling, especially works at TJ Maxx part-time and is also a tour guide for since he studied abroad his first semester at UNH in the Admissions Team. London, England. He plans to go again next fall to Madrid, Spain.
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Cam Newton Under NCAA Investigation
A former Mississippi State player, Kenny Rogers, says that Cecil Newton told him it would take anywhere from $100,000 to $180,000 for his son Cam Newton to sign a scholarship to Mississippi State, according to ESPN.com. Rogers told Dallas ESPN radio 103.3 KESN-FM last Friday during a telephone interview “I never asked schools for money to place players,” he said, according to www.sportingnews.com. “Heck, no, I’ve never done that. A school has never paid me for a kid. An alumni has never paid me for a kid.
Period, point blank.” This week, Rogers decided to come back on the air again for another interview on ESPN Radio 103.3 in Dallas to try to clear up this matter, and he told Fitzsimmons the following: “I don’t trust anybody now,” said Rogers, according to ESPN.com. “I asked Cecil if he needed my help to get Cam Newton into college and what Cam’s plans [were]? Cecil and I and two other coaches met at a hotel in Starkville Mississippi last November 27, and Cecil asked about the payment of Cam between $100,000 to $180,000.” The two coaches are unidentified. Later on in the inter-
view, the Rogers was asked a series of questions. “Why did all of a sudden the Newtons’ stop dealing with you? Were they using you as a go between for Mississippi State?” Rogers replied that he didn’t know. “We talked and nothing was ever done. Everything faded away. Nothing went down and that was pretty much it, and now Cam is going to Auburn.” Cam left the Florida Gators in the 2008 following season and Cecil, Cam Newton’s father, told Rogers, “It’s not going to be free this time,” according to Cecil, meaning that the price was between $100,000 to $180,000. “If
Rogers solicited money, he did it all on his own,” Cecil said, according to ESPN.com. Rogers said he never solicited any money nor did he get any money. “That’s why I wanted to talked to you all again. This was bothering [me] for six, seven, or eight days now. No, it didn’t happen for sure,” said Rogers. “I’m not going to entertain something that took place not three months, not six months, not even a year, but two years ago,” said Cam Newton, according to ESPN.com. “I’m not going to sit up here and say anything about it. I’m not going to beat a dead horse talking about it. It’s not going to affect me any
way shape or fashion.” Auburn Head Coach, Gene Chizik addressed the media last week by saying. “I’m standing up here on a very important week trying to defend something that’s pure garbage,” Chizik said, according to ESPN.com. According to www.desmoinesregister. com he said, “I will say this very loud and very clear. Cam Newton is eligible at Auburn University period. End of story,” Chizik said Thursday night on his weekly radio show. The questions that have to be considered are as follows. Did Cam and Cecil Newton receive extra benefits from Auburn University? If these reports are
true, will Cam Newton become an ineligible player? Cam Newton also has allegations with the Florida Gators. He was caught cheating on a test and put his name on another student’s paper. He was caught cheating again when one of his papers came from the Internet. He was arrested for stealing a $1,700 laptop, later throwing it out of his window because he got scared when the police were questioning him and the investigators attempted to verify the serial numbers on the device. The charges were burglary, larceny, and obstruction of justice.
seasons with New York, Gordon went 64-94-23. He will remain with the organization as an adviser to general manager Garth Snow. This was the last year of Gordon’s contract. “When we’re in a situation we’re in right now — we’ve lost 10 games in a row — sometimes you have to go with your gut and make decisions that are tough,” Snow said during a conference call. Snow wouldn’t say how long Capuano would remain coach, not even committing to keeping him for the rest of the season. “We’re just concerned about Wednesday,” Snow said. The Islanders (4-10-3) have been ahead in a game only once during the skid,
a 1-0 lead at San Jose on Thursday that ended as a 2-1 loss in a shootout. New York started the season 4-2-1 and created optimism when they briefly rose to the top of the Eastern Conference. But long-term injuries to key forward Kyle Okposo and top defenseman Mark Streit left the lowbudget team without much depth. “We believe we need a change in direction and, with the majority of the regular season still ahead of us, our goal remains to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs,” Snow said. “Scott has made tremendous strides with our team the past three seasons and I look forward to continuing our relationship in an advi-
sory capacity.” The Islanders have only 37 goals in 17 games for an average of 2.17. Only New Jersey and Florida have scored fewer. “The biggest issue with our team right now is offense,” Snow said. “We obviously have a young group of players with a good group of veterans. Our focus right now is to win a game on Wednesday.” Capuano was 133-1008-14 with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He joined the Islanders as an assistant coach for the 200506 season after working as general manager of the ECHL’s Pee Dee Pride from 1997-05. He is familiar with many of the Islanders’
young players who were with Bridgeport before reaching the NHL and from his work with the team during training camp. “There is a comfort knowing there doesn’t have to be a feeling-out process with our players,” Snow said. Gordon replaced Ted Nolan as coach after the Islanders failed to make the playoffs in 2008 following a one-year appearance. They didn’t qualify in either of Gordon’s two seasons behind the bench, with the Islanders last in the Atlantic Division both times. They had the NHL’s worst record in 2008-09, enabling them to draft John Tavares with the No. 1 overall pick in 2009. Gordon was the first
coaching hire for Snow, who became the team’s general manager the same day he retired from the Islanders as the backup goalie. Gordon had been the coach at AHL Providence for six seasons before joining the Islanders, winning league coach of the year honors in his final season with the Boston Bruins’ affiliate. “It’s very disappointing,” Snow said. “It’s a situation where Scott is an excellent coach and a good friend. It’s been a great experience to work with him the past three seasons.” Gordon was an assistant coach on the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team that won a silver medal this year at the Vancouver Games.
Talib appeared to hit Clausen with a helmet-to-helmet hit. Smith then shoved Talib and was given a 15yard penalty. “Despite what people might think, actually I am a team player and I’ll do it again, and I’ll do it 10 out of 10 times, 100 out of 100 times,” Smith said of the penalty. “Guys going in there, he goes head first in there, so I’m going to follow.” Coach John Fox declined to comment Monday for fear of being fined, but did say they would send in a tape of the play to the league office. Fox also said he wasn’t certain Clausen sustained the concussion on that play, but believed that’s when it happened. Fox said Clausen, who completed 16 of 29 passes for 191 yards, no touchdowns and no turnovers,
didn’t show signs of a concussion until after the game. “It was something that came on as the postgame wore on,” Fox said. It could leave Carolina (1-8) in an even bigger predicament than a week earlier, when Clausen was promoted to starter after Matt Moore’s season-ending right shoulder injury. If Clausen can’t go Sunday against Baltimore, and Fox would only says he’s “day to day,” the Panthers would turn to rookie Tony Pike, a sixth-round pick who has thrown 12 passes this season. Behind Pike is another rookie, Armanti Edwards, who played quarterback at Appalachian State but was converted to receiver when he was drafted in the third round. He didn’t take snaps at QB for Carolina until last week when he
ran the scout team. The Panthers signed Brian St. Pierre, who has thrown five passes in his NFL career, to the practice squad on Friday. Fox wouldn’t say if they’d try to sign another QB. “We had Brian St. Pierre around last week, just to have a third quarterback in the building,” Fox said. “I think it was helpful as far as getting acclimated to our offense, but we’ll just assess that day to day.” It’s been that kind of season for the Panthers, who are now tied for Buffalo for the worst record in the league. Clausen’s injury spoiled his best performance in four starts, all losses. While the Panthers scored just one touchdown — they have nine this season — they moved the ball better. The second round pick
from Notre Dame avoided major mistakes and looked more poised in the pocket. “I thought he made some good third down decisions,” Fox said of Clausen. “We had some mishaps early in the first half where we were maybe not quite as clean as we needed to be and had to use some timeouts. But all in all I thought he performed pretty well.” Clausen was also helped by fourth-string running back Mike Goodson, who rushed for 100 yards in Carolina’s best performance on the ground this season amid numerous injuries. Still, it wasn’t enough to lead Carolina to its second win, with a leaky defense to blame. The Panthers gave up 421 yards, including 186 on the ground. Two weeks ago, the Panthers were ranked
fourth in the league in total defense. They’ve dropped to 14th after allowing 829 yards in two weeks to New Orleans and Tampa Bay. “The opponent has a little something to do with it,” Fox said. Now the Panthers have uncertainty again at QB — and at receiver and the offensive line. Left guard Travelle Wharton was knocked out of Sunday’s game with what Fox called turf toe. No. 3 receiver Brandon LaFell left with a concussion. But despite all the losses and injuries, the Panthers claim they haven’t quit. And Smith’s aggressive reaction on the final play Sunday may prove that. “I don’t see really a way I can comment on that, other than it shows a lot about Steve to take care of his teammate,” Fox said.
Islanders Fire Coach Gordon, Promote Capuano
By IRA PODELL
NEW YORK – Scott Gordon was fired as coach of the New York Islanders on Monday during a 10game losing streak that left the team at the bottom of the NHL standings. He was replaced on an interim basis by Jack Capuano, coach of the Islanders’ AHL affiliate. He joins a team that was swept on a three-game California road trip and is 0-9-1 in its last 10 games. His Islander coaching debut is at home Wednesday against Tampa Bay. Gordon was a relative unknown from the AHL when hired by the Islanders in 2008. In two-plus
Panthers QB Clausen Has Concussion; Panthers Upset
By MIKE CRANSTON ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Just when rookie Jimmy Clausen and the Carolina offense finally showed some spark, albeit in another loss, the Panthers were hit with more bad news as Clausen’s status for next week is uncertain because of a concussion. The Panthers were seething Monday over the play that may have gotten Clausen hurt. They claim a couple of Tampa Bay players recklessly dove into the pile as Clausen was stuffed shy of the goal line on fourth down on Carolina’s final offensive play Sunday in the Buccaneers’ 31-16 win. Receiver Steve Smith said Aqib Talib and Sean Jones “went head first into Jimmy.” Replays showed
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Women’s Volleyball Claims 2010 Northeast-10 Conference Championship, Eliminates Pace in Finals, 3-0
By ANDY BEARDSLEY
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Sara Malmlov registered a match-high 16 kills on Saturday evening, as the University of New Haven women’s volleyball team completed its quest for the 2010 Northeast-10 Conference Tournament Championship with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-23 and 25-23) victory over Pace University in the final game at Chargers Gymnasium. UNH has now captured the tournament title twice in just three years with the conference. With the win, New Haven improved to 26-2 on
the campaign, keeping pace with the 1996 season (44-2). Pace University concluded their season with an overall mark of 20-10 with the loss. The first game of the match featured a quick start for the Chargers, behind the powerful hitting of Malmlov. The Northeast-10 Player of the Year collected three kills early on en route to a 6-2 advantage. New Haven used strong defense and a steady offensive attack to sustain the lead, moving the score to 17-12 midway through the set. The teams exchanged point down the final stretch when backto-back errors by the Pace offense granted UNH a 23-
17 lead. After a kill from Tymika Duncan, Malmlov concluded the first set with her sixth kill, as the Chargers took game one by the final score of 25-19. UNH registered 16 kills and four errors on 33 total attempts with 66 percent of its attacks resulting in a point. The second game of the night was a back-andforth battle that remained tight for much of the set. It wasn’t until the score read 12-12, when New Haven began to pull away behind two aces from Malmlov. The Chargers extended their lead to five and inched closer to a second triumph after two kills from Keidy Candelaria and Malmlov, leaving the score 24-19.
The Setters made a late surge but a final tally from Malmlov solidified a 25-23 win, granting the Chargers a 2-0 series advantage. Six different members of the squad recorded at least one kill, once again led by Malmlov who hammered down four in the game. Pace jumped out to an early lead in the third set, but UNH quickly erased the deficit with three straight points to tie the score up at 10-10. The Setters bounced back with five straight points, forcing a Chargers time-out, with the home team trailing 1510. Sparked by a kill and an ace by Malmlov, UNH strung together four consecutive points, cutting
into the Setters’ lead. The teams exchanged points until the scoreboard read 20-20, when Liz Akinbiyi granted the Chargers a 21-20 with a kill shot. The conference’s top two squads traded points, leaving match point for New Haven, where Malmlov put away the Setters with her sixth kill of the set for the tournament championship. Malmlov paced the Chargers offense with a match-high 16 kills on 44 total attempts and added eight digs. Junior setter Chelsey Alpough, the 2010 Northeast-10 Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player, totaled 36 assists and three kills, while
Akinbiyi chimed in with seven kills. Candelaria finished with six kills and seven digs, while Heather Ladao led the back row with 14 digs. The Chargers return to action with the opening round of the NCAA East Region Tournament on Thursday, November 18. The opponent and place has yet to be determined. Check back to www.NewHavenChargers.com for up-to-date information regarding the schedule.
Ted Hotaling collected his first collegiate win, improving New Haven to 25-2 all-time against the Mavericks. Stifling defense propelled the Chargers to a quick start in this one, holding the Mavericks to just 24 points in opening stanza. New Haven held Mercy to 33 percent shooting from the floor and forced four first half turnovers by the home
team. Freshman Justin Exum led an efficient offensive attack, registering a half-high eight points on 3-of-4 shooting and pulled down four rebounds. After 20 minutes of action, UNH carried a 36-24 advantage into the locker rooms. After the intermission, the Chargers opened the second half with a 6-0 run on back-to-back threepointers from Exum. The 18 point advantage would
be more than enough for the New Haven defense, as the game never reached a margin less than 12 points. Exum continued his hot shooting in the second frame adding 11 points to his total, propelling UNH to a 20 point victory. Exum finished the game with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 5-of-7 from behind the arc. Senior Robert Jamerson recorded a double-double with 12
points and 12 rebounds, while Sean Harris added 12 points. Jeremy Williams also tallied doublefigures with 10 points and Mike Stys knocked down two threes and two freethrows for eight points. The Chargers couldn’t miss from downtown, shooting 50 percent from long distance going 12of-24 from the floor. UNH also finished 26-of-55 (47 percent) from the field and
connected on 12-of-16 free-throw attempts. The Chargers return to action with their Northeast-10 Conference homeopener on Wednesday, November 17 against American International College. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. at Charger Gymnasium.
the East Region quarterfinals on Thursday. The East Region Cham––––––––––––––––––––– pionship will be hosted WEST HAVEN, Conn. by the top seed, Dowl- Late Sunday night, the ing College starting on NCAA Division II Wom- Thursday, November 18. en’s Volleyball Cham- Dowling takes on eighth pionship Committee an- seed Caldwell College in nounced the 2010 NCAA the opening round, while Division II Championship fourth seed Adelphi Uniselections and the Univer- versity takes on fifth seed sity of New Haven earned C.W. Post. In the final East the No. 2 seed in the East Region match, third seed Region Championship, University of Bridgeport jumping up one spot from will play sixth seed Amerithe most recent East Re- can International College. gion Rankings. The CharThe Chargers, also wingers will take on seventh ners of the 2010 NE-10 seeded Pace University in Championship, will make
their fifth straight NCAA Division II Championship appearance this season. In 2008, the Chargers also won the NE-10 Championship and qualified for the NCAA postseason. The 2008 season also marked the Chargers 11th Elite Eight appearance as they captured the East Region Championship as well. Dowling College will have a website with a complete schedule, including results and other NCAA East Region Championship information available at www.dowlingathletics. com/ncaavolleyball.
Men’s Basketball Cruises Past Mercy in Season Opener, 76-56
By ANDY BEARDSLEY
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – The University of New Haven men’s basketball team opened its 2010-11 campaign on a high note, as the Chargers defeated Mercy College, 76-56, in a non-conference showdown on Saturday afternoon. In his first game with the program, head coach
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ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu New Haven’s Chin Inducted as Elm City Legend By ANDY BEARDSLEY
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. University of New Haven Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation, Deborah Chin was honored at the 2010 March of Dimes Elm City Legends third annual dinner Monday night at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. One of five honorees at the event, Chin joined former UNH baseball coach Frank “Porky” Vieira as the second honoree from the University. The Elm City Legends is an event which recognizes the greater New Haven region’s best in sports and community dedication. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the March of Dimes mission, which works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Over 200 people
were in attendance at the event. This year’s Elm City Legends class als include Scott Burrell (former NBA World Champion and collegiate player at the University of Connecticut), Robert DeMayo (North Haven High School baseball coach), Dr. Richard Diana (played professional with Miami Dolphins, two-sport standout in football and baseball at Yale) and Cathy McGuirk (Branford High School field hockey coach). Last year’s class of Elm City Legends included Ed Aston (Cheshire High School swimming), Bob Dikranian (Southern Connecticut soccer), Dick Gagliardi (Yale and Hamden hockey coach and Sacred Heart Academy Athletic Director), Dan Gooley (Quinnipiac baseball coach), Jack Siedlicki (Yale football coach), Porky Vieira (University of New Haven baseball) and
Anne Worcester (Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament). Honoree legends included Karl Ravech (ESPN broadcaster) and Tommy John (former Major League Baseball pitcher). The inaugural class consisted of: Larry Ciotti (Yale Football Assistant Coach), George “The Coach” DeMaio (News/Talk 960 WELI and ESPN Radio 1300 Broadcaster), Abie Grossfeld (U.S. Olympian and SCSU Gymnastics Head Coach), Gary Moore (Hillhouse High School Track Head Coach), Rand Pecknold (Quinnipiac University Men’s Ice Hockey Head Coach), Joe Tonelli (former University of New Haven Assistant Baseball Coach and former Notre Dame of West Haven Athletics Director), and honorary Elm City Legend Mike Golic (Co-Host of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning and former NFL player).
Chargers Earn Second Seed in NCAA East Region Championship
By ANDY BEARDSLEY
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
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North Korea’s Military Machinations Imitate Fiction of New THQ Homefront Game NEW YORK - When it comes to first-person shooters, THQ is setting up a very different world for gamers to explore next spring. Kaos Studios’ “Homefront” is set in a near-future United States that’s been overthrown and occupied by North Korea. One of the key events that starts this chain reaction of political and military events is Kim Jong Un taking control of the country after his father, Kim Jong Il, dies in 2012. In real life, the recent military showcase parade in North Korea was painted as a global introduction to Jong Un and it’s an eerie case of reality imitating fiction. One of the reasons that the new shooter, which is set in 2027, is so immersed in real-world machinations is because a former CIA officer who specialized in North Korea, Tae Kim, worked with the game developer on the story line. He helped outline key global events that took By REBECCA KOLLMANN STAFF WRITER
Good Charlotte has experimented with a significantly different sound on each of their albums. Their self-titled debut album was relatable pop-punk fueled by snotty teen angst, while their breakthrough Young and the Hopeless album skyrocketed them to fame. Subsequently, The Chronicles of Life and Death proved to be darker and included unique features, like a children’s choir in the introductory
place before 2027 to set the stage for the Hawaiian and then West Coast invasion of the United States by a very large North Korean army comprised of Japan and other Asian countries. “We created this world in which Kim Jong Il dies and his son, Jong Un, unites North and South Korea, taking control of its economy, military personnel and hardware,” Kim said. “At the same time, the U.S. economy is in a decline and there’s a pullback of the U.S. influence and military bases overseas that North Korea is able to take advantage of. In the Middle East, a new conflict between Israel and Iran ties up the European powers and Russia. The U.S. has withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan, leaving a power vacuum. China,
which has invested so much in the U.S., has become entrenched internally trying to contend with a massive recession that’s the result of the U.S. turmoil.”
the U.S. and it has a lot incentive to mount something like this and they have the means to do it,” Kim said. “They blame the U.S. for everything that’s wrong with their country.”
largest standing army in the world, the second largest special forces division and they’re belligerent,” Bilson said. In the game, the U.S. military is rendered de-
Kim said that when “Homefront” was first announced, a lot of people wondered how plausible it was because North Korea is starving and destitute and a recent famine killed 2 million people. “North Korea is a country driven by a hatred of
Danny Bilson, executive vice president of core games at THQ, said that Kaos Studios worked with three additional CIA experts on Asia to create the plausibility of this game. “Within the game world, by 2027 the North Koreans have the fourth
fenseless by an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack that cripples communication and flight. North Korea first attacks and occupies Waikiki by sending in its army on cargo ships under the guise that they’re carrying freed American and foreign na-
track. Their last album, Good Morning Revival, strayed a bit from their rock roots and included more discodance influences. It also showcased lead singer Joel Madden’s Hollywood tabloid life with wife Nicole Richie. This tabloid life of reckless fun and one-night stands continues on their latest release, and it is further hinted at in songs like “Last Night” and “Sex on the Radio.” It is difficult to describe where Good Charlotte’s new album, Cardiology, fits in their anthology, oth-
er than containing bits and pieces of all their previous works. Songs like the title track may indicate that the band has lost their spark to the extent that they write about biological processes analogous to a relationship. Fortunately, songs like “Counting the Days,” “Alive,” and “Crash” will provide familiar relief to listeners, while “Harlow’s Song” is an unexpected lullaby tribute to Madden’s daughter. As a nice end to the album, “Right Where I Belong” brings back the band’s spiritual references from their pre-
vious albums. Overall, being the band’s fifth studio release, it may appear that the band is “losing steam.” Many fans are probably wondering how much longer the band will be able to produce interesting, meaningful songs that don’t sound like many other Hollywood bands. Diehard Good Charlotte fans will appreciate this album and any other mainstream effort that the band decides to produce in the future.
Cardiology in a Heartbeat
tionals. Then San Francisco is attacked and occupied, while North Korean troops overtake key military bases throughout the West Coast. To split the country in half, they eradiate the Mississippi River, thus preventing troops and personnel from venturing West to fight. Of course, Americans do fight back, which is where the gameplay takes place as guerillas attempt to take their country back one battle at a time. THQ promoted the game to the videogame industry at E3 in June by taking over the parking lot across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center with armed North Korean guards. Anyone who did venture to that lot was awarded with free parking. For the latest information about videogames, visit http://www.crispygamer.com
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Rascal Flatts Celebrates First Decade Together
By CHRIS TALBOTT ASSOCIATED PRESS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney were magnets for criticism 10 years ago when they formed Rascal Flatts. They were called a boy band. Their clothes were funny. And, boys, that ain’t country music. After a decade as country music’s top-selling group with nearly 20 million albums sold and one of its most popular touring acts, though, Rascal Flatts are starting the next decade as veterans on top, and in transition. They have moved to Big Machine Records, home of Taylor Swift, to release their next album, “Nothing Like This,” out Tuesday, and the guys are contemplating bigger things. “We truly feel like a new act,” LeVox said. “The first 10 years flew by. ... We’ve got at least another 10 to 20 left.” “Twenty, 30, 40,” Rooney said. The 40-year-old singer LeVox, 39-year-old bassist DeMarcus and 35-year-old guitarist Rooney have already accomplished more in their one decade than many acts do their entire careers. They grew up on George Strait, George Jones and Merle Haggard and followed their dreams to Nashville. Instead of copying the sound of their heroes, they went in a very different direction and created their own, mixing
country twang with a pop sensibility. They struck gold — and platinum — early on with top hits like “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts the Most” and “Life Is a Highway,” and won multiple Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards along the way. More important, they helped lay the groundwork for the revolution that’s sweeping the genre today. “We had to bring something new to the table,” LeVox said. “Call it what you want but we sure love making country music and I think we’ve been able to open some doors for people like Taylor Swift. Who would’ve ever thought you’d hear Bon Jovi on country radio with Kid Rock? We might’ve had a little hand in opening the door to radio and getting them played.” Despite all their success, there’s still a segment of Nashville’s power structure that hasn’t embraced the band, and not every country radio programmer is hip to their sound. The guys certainly aren’t bitter, but an invite to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry — which has been extended to acts who’ve been on the scene for a shorter time — would be nice. “That’s probably the thing that hurts the worst, that people don’t think we’re country. ... If they could cut our hearts open and look at our souls, we are country to the core,” said Rooney, who with his See RASCAL page 15
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Dave’s Music Report
The idea of re-releasing an album is far from a new one. For years, repackaging and slightly altering the tracklist has been a brilliant way to keep interest in an album project. Artists such as Beyonce and Rihanna have seen massive success by using this formula. However, in recent years the trend has shifted to something on a much grander scale: the EP. By essentially releasing an entirely new mini-
album, artists can increase the longevity of their project for almost as long as they want. Everyone from Coldplay to Lady Gaga to Usher, and now most recently Ke$ha, have capitalized greatly on this idea. Regardless of how an album is elongated, the question has to be asked; is this cheating? On one hand, it really is a logical way to keep a project going. After about three singles are released,
By CAROLE MCFADDAN
adrenaline rush fueled by director Tony Scott’s signature mark of propulsive action rooted in the reality of ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances. Denzel Washington portrays veteran train engineer, Frank, and Chris Pine portrays the young conductor Will. These two race the clock to stop an unmanned train carrying enough toxic chemicals to become effectively a missile the size of a skyscrap-
Thinking about seeing Denzel’s new film Unstoppable? As Nike says “Just Do It!” Unstoppable received an 86% percent FRESH rating on www. rottentomatoes.com and an 83% positive viewer rating. Inspired by true events from the Pennsylvania Railroad, this film is an
Disclaimer: Contains Spoilers! He defeated the Dark Lord when he was just a baby. He won the Triwizard Tournament. He infiltrated the Ministry of Magic. He has glasses, green eyes, and a lightning scar on his forehead. If you still don’t know who I am talking about, get to a bookstore immediately! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh installment of J.K. Rowling’s series, was released back in 2007, but remains a favorite among loyal Potter fans to date. With the premiere of the seventh movie merely a few days away, who doesn’t want to reread that book cover to cover? When we last saw Harry in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore’s funeral left all of Hogwarts solemn and defeated. Before departing, Dumbledore gave Harry the crucial task of finding and destroying the remainder of Voldemort’s Horcruxes. With Ron and Hermione by his side, Harry spends most of the Deathly Hallows in search of the hidden Horcruxes. The trio inevitably meets a few challenges along the way, some of which involve sneaking into the Ministry of Magic and rob-
The Never Ending Album Project it’s a safe bet that almost everyone who’s going to buy the album already has, and thus adding more songs will only entice people to buy, possibly even a second time. As far as an EP release goes, it’s kind of a win-win. Look at Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster. The release could be purchased on its own or packaged with its parent album, The Fame. With hit singles on both releases, sales are guaranteed. No
doubt Ke$ha’s upcoming Cannibal EP will see the same kind of success. On the other hand, however, this just comes across as lazy. It’s really easy to come up with a couple new songs and tack them onto an album and release them as singles. It’s not even that difficult of a task to come up with six to eight songs to put out in pairing with the original album. I’m not saying the material isn’t good, in
er and prevent disaster in a heavily populated area (Collateral Damage, Pa). The two go throughout a typical day on the job, with Frank using his skill on the railroad to set young rookie Will straight in his new career. Though inspired by true events, the conversations between the men seem to be opportunistic points for political allegories about the economy, industries that are weakened by layoffs and
understaffing, and corporate callousness. With or without the political inferences, Unstoppable was unstoppably good. Unstoppable also scores points in grounding all of its action in practical locations: on real moving trains. Those are real train cars that Washington (and his stunt double) is running across. Watching such stunt-work is impressive.
Liana’s Literary Commentary
By LIANA TEIXEIRA
bing Gringotts Bank. While the ongoing battle against Voldemort continues, however, Rowling ties up a few loose ends. In particular, the hidden connection between Harry and Voldemort, the legend of the Deathly Hallows, and Dumbledore’s mysterious past. And let’s not forget the long-awaited romance between Ron and Hermione. Naturally, there are some who pictured the Harry-Hermione, LunaRon, Hermione-Krum relationships to kick off, but who are we kidding? Ron and Hermione were made for each other. Unsurprisingly, Deathly Hallows contains more deaths than in any other Potter book. At least five beloved characters meet an untimely end in the final novel. However, despite the rising death toll, Rowling ends the series on a positive note. Her use of comic relief and thrilling action-packed scenes make the Deathly Hallows an overall page turner. An enticing read from beginning to end, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows truly is a wonderful finale to a series that defined a generation. It will keep you laughing, crying, and begging for an eighth book. In the end, the ultimate question remains: Does Harry survive? There is only one way to know for sure.
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Top Pop Singles 1. We R Who We R, Ke$ha, RCA 2. Like a G6, Far East Movement, featuring Cataracs & Dev, Cherrytree/Interscope Records 3. Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars, Elektra Records 4. Only Girl (In the World), Rihanna, Def Jam
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fact, I would dare say that Gaga’s The Fame Monster is better than most of The Fame; but, the idea of putting effort into an album seems to be diminished. In the end, this is just what today’s music climate requires. With album sales as low as they are and digital downloads the most popular way of obtaining music, re-releases are pretty much the only saving grace for big acts. Artists have to keep their ca-
reer afloat some how. The days of release upwards of 5 singles off an album are long gone, and with the amount of time it takes to properly record an album, a re-release (even an EP) just seems to be the way to go. The upside? More music! The Downside? The decline of the album, which for better or worse is rapidly turning the music industry on its head.
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5. Just a Dream, Nelly, Universal 6. DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love, Usher, featuring Pitbull, La Face 7. Bottoms Up, Trey Songz, featuring Nicki Minaj, Atlantic 8. Teenage Dream, Katy Perry, Capitol 9. Dynamite, Taio Cruz, Mercury 10. Raise Your Glass, Pink, La Face
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bandmates dreams of the day the group is a member of the Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. “We don’t need (industry respect) to be happy,” DeMarcus added. “It would be nice because we love the industry we’re in so much, that our peers in the industry recognize us as viable country music artists. But I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen.” Not that the band is dwelling on what their critics think. They’re looking to the next decade, hoping to make an even bigger impact than they did in the previous one. “I think you can sum it up pretty quickly like this: Look at Kix and Ronnie,” Rooney said of the duo Brooks & Dunn, who split in September. “I know they’re over now
and they’ve stopped this 20-year run, but the last 10 years have been unbelievable for them. They’ve done things they weren’t able to do the first 10. Looking at that, I think we can learn a lot from that. I think there’s a lot on the horizon from Rascal Flatts.” That’s why Big Machine’s CEO Scott Borchetta moved so fast when he first heard that Disney would shutter its Nashville imprint, Lyric Street, leaving Rascal Flatts without a permanent home. The band expected to release “Nothing Like This” on another Disney label, concluding their contract. But Borchetta didn’t want to wait around. “It was a situation where literally the day they announced the departure of (Lyric Street president) Randy Goodman
from the label, I had my attorney call out to Disney that day,” Borchetta said. “I’ve always wanted them. I’ve had a long relationship with their management and I’ve known the guys from a distance since the time they came out.” Old favorites or not, Borchetta wouldn’t have gone after the band had he not seen room for growth. He said the band will attempt to move into new territories and increase their international profile in 2011, among other plans he wasn’t yet ready to talk about. “An amazing thing happens when you get to 10 years,” Borchetta said. “The perception, the acceptance, the ‘OK, they’re not going away any time soon’ — that gives you a lot of opportunities in the media. That gives you a lot of opportunities to
walk into all kinds of different situations and say, ‘We’ve got Rascal Flatts and this is what we want to do.’ The doors absolutely swing open.” The bandmates see growth beyond the bottom line as well. They’ve been leery of tinkering with their sound, but 10 years gives them the confidence to shake things up if they want. “When you have some tenure and some years in the business, you can do a gospel record,” DeMarcus said. “It wouldn’t be a stretch for us to do a hardcore country record someday because that’s what we grew up cutting our teeth on. Even bluegrass. There are some sides of us we’ve yet to discover that I’d like to explore someday. I’d like to hear our voices and our take on a lot of different kinds of things.”
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