Volume 90, Issue 3 | September 8, 2010
Charger Bulletin The official student newspaper of the University of New Haven since 1938.
Hope Being Restored 2010 Harmony Classic After Hurricane Katrina Celebrating Diversity and Racial Harmony A CHARGER ATHLETICS PRESS RELEASE
WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven, Lincoln University and the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches have partnered to present the 2010 Harmony Classic, an event which embraces the NCAA Division II Community Engagement initiative to develop students and communities by actively engaging in shared experiences and the N A A C P ’s mission to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The second of its nature, the Harmony Classic strives to Celebrate Diversity and Racial Harmony with a week of events culminating in the Chargers’ football home opener against Lincoln University, a historically black university from Lincoln, Pennsylvania. “The Harmony Classic is a very important event in the state of Connecticut. For the second
time, it unites multiple groups of people and creates a common goal. In light of recent events throughout the state, the Harmony Classic is a perfect example of a platform that helps to eliminate race-based discrimination,” said Scot Esdaile, President of the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches. “The UNH Department of Athletics is very excited to host
the 2010 Harmony Classic. The Harmony Classic exemplifies all the attributes of the Division II Community Engagement initiative by actively engaging the University of New Haven, Lincoln University, the NAACP and many other community groups,” commented Deborah Chin, Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation at the University of New Haven. Director of Athletics at Lincoln University, Dianthia Ford-
Obama to Push For Research and Development Tax Credits
By JULIE PACE
–––––––––––––––––––––––––– WASHINGTON — Seeking ways to spur economic growth ahead of the November elections, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to increase and permanently extend research and development tax credits for businesses, a White House official said Sunday. Obama will outline the $100 billion proposal during a speech on the economy Wednesday in Cleveland, the official said. The announcement is expected to be the first in a series of new measures Obama will propose this fall as the administration looks to jump-start an economy that the president himself has said isn’t growing fast enough. In addition to making the research credits permanent, Obama will also ask Congress to extend one of the credit options available to businesses from 14 to 17 percent, according to the
official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the proposal has not been formally announced. Obama has proposed making the research and development tax credit permanent before, as part of the budget he submitted to Congress earlier this year. “That’s where U.S. competitiveness lies in high-technology industries,” Laura Tyson, a member of Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, said Sunday on “Face the Nation” on CBS. “I don’t think this is something AN AP PHOTO that has ... as immediate a job impact as, say, movement on the current tax credits for the unemployed or extending a payroll tax holiday of some sort. But I think it’s very important in terms of job creation over the longer term,” Tyson said. While the idea is popular in Congress, coming up with offsetting tax increases or spending cuts has been a stumbling block. See RESEARCH page 5
Kee, said, “Lincoln University, being the first historically black college, fits perfectly with the objective of the activities around the events. The theme, ‘Celebrating Diversity and Racial Harmony,’ mirrors the Division II Positioning Statement regarding the student-athlete experience of cultivating “positive societal attitudes in service to community.”
The week will begin with a two part lecture series on Wednesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 9. Gary Steele, a Senior Consultant at Learning Dynamics will present “History – The Backbone of Opportunity” on Wednesday evening, while world renowned forensics expert and UNH professor, Dr. Henry C. Lee will present “Equal Justice – Lessons Learned from High Profile Cases” on Thursday evening. See HARMONY page 5
ered a speech to commemorate the five-year anniversary of –––––––––––––––––––––––––– the storm. People had serious doubts about the school reopenDeath, destruction, and dev- ing, but through the dedication astation – this was how society of students and the community, described the toll that Hurricane the school reopened in just five Katrina took, after it made land- months. When the University’s fall in August 2005. 1,800 citi- President, Norman Francis, zens lost their lives during the spoke he said this of their efstorm, and over a million people forts, “What happened to New By SARA J. DUFORT STAFF WRITER
were displaced. Five years later, the areas that were hit the hardest are still rebuilding, and the pieces left in ruins are finally being put back together. Levees, schools, and homes were all destroyed in states like Louisiana and Mississippi, and rebuilding has been a slow and tedious process. As a college student, can you imagine the campus being completely covered with water and being sent away to another college where you did not want to be? This was the case at Xavier University in New Orleans, where President Obama deliv-
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Orleans represents the greatest disaster this country has ever had. That we were able to come back in such a short period of time is a credit to the faith, commitment, and passion of our staff and faculty, who put aside their personal losses and problems to make this miracle happen.” To be able to rebuild an entire campus in such a short time exemplifies what can be done to continue rebuilding the area. While stories of rebuilding and triumph are common in the Gulf region, there is still much to be done. The federal govSee KATRINA page 4
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Obama Declares Combat Mission in Iraq Over
out of Iraq. Obama says that democracy, he said, America next July, troops will start to be would be both a friend and a –––––––––––––––––––––––––– withdrawn from Afghanistan as partner. He also touched on our well. safety here at home, saying we On August 31, President The President noted positive will disrupt, dismantle, and deObama addressed the nation to improvements in Iraq. Though feat Al Qaeda. Over the last 19 announce that the combat mis- the country continues to suffer months, hundreds of Al Qaeda sion in Iraq had ended. “Opera- terrorist attacks, he said security allies, and nearly a dozen leadtion Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country.” Two weeks ago, the Army’s Fourth Striker Brigade, America’s last combat brigade in Iraq, made their trip home. Now, 50,000 troops will remain to help police the streets. They are set to withdraw completely by the end of next year, as part of an agreement signed by President George W. Bush. In his speech, Obama praised the troops for the progress and AN AP/ PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS PHOTO sacrifices they have made. “As incidents have been near the ers, have been killed or captured. Commander-in-Chief, I am inObama also touched on the lowest on record since the war credibly proud of their service. began. The Iraq elections also recession, naming the forms of And like all Americans, I’m recovery to be supporting small drew a strong turnout. awed by their sacrifice and by “Tonight, I encourage Iraq’s businesses, strengthening the the sacrifices of their families.” leaders to move forward with middle class, and giving chilBack on the campaign trail, a sense of urgency to form an dren a good education. Now it is Obama promised to get the inclusive government that is everyone’s, including Obama’s, troops out of Iraq. The transition just representative and account- central mission and responsibilout included removing nearly able to the Iraqi people,” said ity. 100,000 U.S. troops and moving Obama. Reactions to the address have millions of pieces of equipment See IRAQ page 6 If Iraq can build a stable By KAIT RICHMOND STAFF WRITER
September 8, 2010
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USGA President’s Corner Let’s Pack the Stands! Students of the University of New Haven, I am reaching out to you for your help. It is my hope to have a big crowd at the football game this weekend. Let’s show the Charger football team how much we support them by showing up in large numbers, packing the stands, and having lots of fun. Don’t forget to show up wearing lots of blue! Also, get excited for Homecoming and Midnight Madness this year because they are both coming up. I would really like to see everyone up and out at our school events to show how much pride we have in our school. This is a new and exciting year, and USGA, as a whole, is going to work hard to make sure that this is the best one thus far. So, let’s get out, get involved, show some school spirit, and have lots of fun. Scott Kazar
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SCOPE It Out! by Michelle R. Morra
Everyone give yourselves a hand…..you have made it through the first full week of classes!!! After a long week of classes, everyone wants to relax and have fun hanging out with friends. SCOPE planned some great events for students to do just that. We provided a fantastically funny movie, buses for a bowling trip, and even brought a game show to campus. The SCOPE Film Committee picked a humorous movie this week to start off our weekly showings. Each week, SCOPE picks a movie that was a big hit in the movie theaters but isn’t yet out on DVD. This week, we picked MacGruber. The movie, based on the Saturday Night Live character that does a spoof on MacGyver by creating inventions that don’t necessarily work, was filled with humor, violence, ridiculous stories, romance, action and just full of a great time. If you missed out on the laughs this week, don’t worry, we are showing Toy Story 3 on Wednesday and Friday in the Alumni Lounge at 9pm. So come see Woody and Buzz, your favorite childhood friends!!! The SCOPE Weekend Programming Committee also planned some great weekend events. Every week SCOPE Weekend plans an event for both Friday and Saturday. On Friday, we planned a bowling trip with Student Activities Late Night Programming. Students had fun with their friends getting strikes or gutter balls, while having a bunch of laughs and memorable moments. For Saturday, we brought the game show Fear to campus, the game show that combines Jeopardy and the show Fear Factor. Not exactly sure who had more fun though: the students participating in the game show or the students watching. Students not only had to answer trivia questions about horror films and phobias, but they were also put through challenges that tested if they had the elements of fear. Either way, we think all students that came to the event had loads of fun!!! Think you missed out on great time, well gather up your friends this weekend and join us on Friday, September 10, in Dodd’s at 7 p.m. for Rob Rasner’s Magic Show and on Saturday, September 11, for inflatables and fun food, in the Quad at 9 p.m. Also coming up this week, on Monday, September 13 from 12:304:30 in the Quad, Who Doesn’t Need Toilet Paper???, a cash cube event where you could win room supplies such as toilet paper, cleaning supplies, I-home, or even a printer. On Tuesday, September 14 at 9 p.m. in Bartels, we’ll have Beanhouse, our monthly open mike night for anyone that wants to sing or play guitar for an audience. So come on over and have an enjoyable time on SCOPE!!!
The first Monday of September always gets the honor of holding the last holiday of the summer, a holiday dedicated to celebrating the American worker. Labor Day is a holiday that pays tribute to the many contributions and achievements of American workers. Created by the labor movement in the late 19th century, it became a federal holiday in 1984. Symbolizing the last day of summer, many Americans celebrate with parties, parades, and athletic events. Labor Day originated during one of the most dismal times in American labor history. At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States in the late 1800s, the average American worked 12-hour days, seven days a week to be able to squeeze out a basic living. Despite the restrictions in some states, children as young as five or six toiled in mills, facto-
Health and Fitness Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe?
by Melanie Rovinsky
When it comes to eating carbs, it is often easy to get confused about the possible health benefits and detriments that exist within the heaping bowl of spaghetti we all know and love. With the advent of the Atkins diet in 1972 (and many similar Hollywood meal plans since), the appeal of eliminating carbs has only grown in recent years. However, as more and more people jump onto the “healthy eating” bandwagon, nutritionists are seizing the opportunity to educate carbavoiders everywhere. If you have read any fitness article or seen any cereal commercial in the past few years, you are well aware of the health benefits of whole grain. Carbohydrates exist in two forms: simple and complex. Simple carbs, (generally coming from sugar) like the ones found in soda or white bread, break down quickly in your body, giving you a short burst of energy but little sustaining power. Complex carbs, like the ones found in fruit and whole wheat bread, are metabolized slowly, providing your body with a steady and lasting source of fuel. In addition, these carbohydrates are often laden with fiber, which helps you feel full longer. Of course, switching to whole grain will not solve all of your problems, nor should you eliminate simple carbohydrates entirely. In fact, many fitness experts recommend consuming simple carbohydrates over complex ones before exercising. During extreme exertion, your body needs instant energy and thus benefits from eating foods that metabolize quickly. So why the bad rap? If carbohydrates are part of a healthy and balanced diet, why do so many people experience such weight-loss success when they eliminate them completely? The truth is, carbohydrates often make up the majority of a typical American diet: bagels, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, cake and cookies. By getting rid of carbs, individuals are forced to drastically change what they eat. And because there are less food options available to these individuals, they inevitably cut their calorie intake and lose weight. Don’t count on a carb-free diet to keep your belly at bay forever: after time, most individuals turn to other high calorie foods to fill the gaps in their diets. There are, however, some individuals who do benefit from kicking carbs to the curb. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that is set-off by the consumption of gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, and many sufferers of Celiac disease must commit to a gluten-free lifestyle. A diet rich in whole grain is vital to a healthy lifestyle, as well as a necessity in providing you with the energy you need to tackle your busy lifestyle! Carb Myth: “Potatoes are a diet no-no.” In fact, a medium potato contains only 110 calories and is rich in vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. However, avoid deep frying or smothering in butter and sour cream.
by Joann Wolwowicz
ries, and mines across the country. However, they only earned a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. People of all ages, especially the very poor and recent immigrants, faced extremely unsafe working conditions, with insufficient access to fresh air, sanitary facilities, and breaks. As manufacturing increasingly outgrew agriculture in American employment, labor unions, appearing in the late 18th century, grew more prominent and vocal. They began organizing strikes and rallies to protest poor conditions and compel employers to renegotiate hours and pay. Many of these events turned violent during this period, including the infamous Haymarket Riot of 1886, in which several Chicago policemen and workers were killed. Other events that took place gave rise to longstanding traditions. On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade in U.S. history. This sparked the idea of a “workingmen’s holiday,” celebrated on the first Monday in September; this caught on in other industrial centers across the county, and many states passed legislation recognizing it. Congress would not legalize the holiday until 12 years later, when a moment in
American labor history brought workers’ rights squarely into the public’s view. On May 11, 1894, employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company in Chicago went on strike to protest wage cuts and the firing of union representatives. On June 26, the American Railroad Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, called for a boycott of all Pullman railway cars, crippling railroad traffic nationwide. To break the strike, the federal government dispatched troops to Chicago, unleashing a wave of riots that resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen workers. In an attempt to repair ties with American workers, Congress passed an act making Labor Day a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. More than a century later, the true founder of Labor Day has yet to be identified. Many credit Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, while others have suggested that Matthew Maguire, a secretary of the Central Labor Union, first proposed the holiday. Labor Day is still celebrated in cities and towns across the United States with parades, picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays and other public gatherings. For many Americans, particularly children and young adults, it represents the end of the summer and the start of the back-toschool season.
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Hurricane Earl Zipping Past East Coast
By LIZ DE LA TORRE STAFF WRITER
For anyone celebrating Labor Day weekend, it was fair warning for all to watch out for power outages, strong beach currents, and gusty winds. However, the media coverage that had been devoted to Hurricane Earl, the Category 1 storm that had been ravaging the Eastern Seaboard, provided worries and concerns for a storm that was less turbulent than people thought it would be. After passing the outer banks of North Carolina, the hurricane was reduced to a
Category 1 storm with winds gusting 85 miles per hour. The storm, which swept past Massachusetts, N o r t h Carolina, Delaware, and New Jersey, hit the East Coast with at least some loss of power, flooding, and blustery winds and is now making its way into Canada. Meteorologist Steve
Lang has cited the channel of low pressure air from the Midwest as the reason
Elm Street. The contestant’s points were being kept by picking out fake bones out of the bone bin and displaying them to be counted. After answering a round of questions, each team had to choose a representative to be mummy wrapped in toilet paper. Team 2 started off with some trouble but quickly found a strategy to “wrap their mummy” quicker. Team 1 started with wrapping random portions of their mummy working from head to toe and won the first half of the round by quickly finishing the mummy. Team 2 won the other half of the round with creativity and style. Team 1 started off the game strong but slowly fell behind, and team 2 ended up taking the game. For round 2, the host had trouble picking between two girls, so they held a tie
breaker. The question was “who can come up with the best pick up line?” Contestant 1 said, “Excuse me miss, do you have a map, because I’m lost in your eyes.” Contestant 2 chose, “Are you from Tennessee, because you are the only ten I see.” The host turned to the crowd for their votes by judging who received the loudest applause. Contestant 2 took the tie breaker to participate in round 2.
ers provided by FEMA. The efforts of thousands have helped rebuild many communities. Yet five years later, 176 families from Mississippi and 707 families from Louisiana are still living in FEMA trailers. With the current efforts being made, they will soon be able to restart their lives in the areas they used to love. If one were to travel to New Orleans today, he would see over-grown lots and tattered houses with “for sale” signs lining certain roads. This is due in part to limited resources,
resulting in families unable to travel back to the area. They were forced to relocate and are now unable to get back to their homes. Another issue plaguing the area is that families have come back to see their homes destroyed. Some families have made the executive decision to move on, because rebuilding their home would result in financial ruin. They had no other choice but to sell the property. Society, and the people directly affected, will never be able to forget the terror that Hurricane Katrina
bestowed upon the Gulf Coast five years ago. We now know people’s dedication and resilience will continue to rebuild the lives and homes of those who lived there. As the five-year anniversary has come and passed, local music and block parties have shown that hope remains in places like New Orleans, Louisiana. The levees may have broken, but Hurricane Katrina will never be able to break the spirits of those involved with the rebuilding process.
alive, including Pascual Tuy's nephew. Suddenly the mountain above began crackling and a second cascade of rock and earth swept over the gathered crowd, turning many would-be rescuers into victims themselves. Torrential rains from a tropical depression saturated the ground in parts of Guatemala and unleashed more than a dozen landslides over the weekend, killing at least 38 people
and leaving many more unaccounted for. Firefighters confirmed at least 20 dead in the village of Nahuala, where the twin slides hit a section of the Inter-American highway. About 50 more were believed buried under tons of rubble, regional fire department Maj. Otto Mazariegos said. "Under the earth there is a bus that carried we don't know how many people, and there are those who
tried to help the victims of the first slide," Mazariegos said. Continuing bad weather forced authorities to suspend rescue efforts Sunday afternoon for fear of a third deadly landslide.
for the declining strength of the hurricane. The air has pushed the storm over the Atlantic ocean, dis-
rupting the path and flow pattern of the hurricane. “The wind shear is tearing the storm apart, and there is no more heat in its core to drive it. The eye is falling apart,” s a i d Lang. But even with the intensity of the hurricane dying down, fierce winds, high currents, and collapsed power lines are still anticipated throughout its
The Ultimate Game Show Fills Dodds By RYAN IRONS STAFF WRITER
Remaining students, who stayed on campus during the Labor Day weekend, gathered inside Dodd’s Auditorium to experience, Fear: The Ultimate Game Show, which was put on by the student run organization, SCOPE. Sean, from GP Entertainment, hosted the event with fear based trivia about phobias and much more. The first contestants were Chelsea, Brayan, Emalina, and Heather who, for round 1, were team 1. Team 2 was represented by Sean, Brittany, Keith, and Victoria. The first question of the game read as follows: name this freak & what movie does he haunt you in? (A picture of Freddy Krueger was shown.) Answer: Freddy Krueger & Nightmare on
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ernment, as well as local charties, is doing their best to ensure that society can go back to normal. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for example, has provided permanent housing to over 30,000 families stuck in disaster housing and have helped stabilize communities that were in pain from foreclosures and abandonment. This is crucial because the economy and people’s lives need to be lifted. Without a home, people are forced to live with family or in the trail-
For round 2, the contestants were asked to place a poncho on, because it could get messy. Sean, the host, bought out two potty training toilets and explained the rules to the contestants. “You may only use your face to dig through the chocolate and take out the four “chunks” that are placed inside.” Contestant 1 was a female and contestant 2 was a male. Contestant 1 took
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that round by using a quick thinking strategy to remove the “nuggets” from the potty training toilet. The crowd was in shock after watching the contestants dig through the chocolate because it looked more like something you’d find in a toilet. The crowd then up roared with claps and cheers when the contestants finally completed. An unknown member of the crowd shouted, “Eww, I’d never do that. I don’t care if it’s chocolate or not!” The host gave the two contestants money for winning the round and directed them to the nearest bathroom to clean up. An empty night on campus soon turned to a night of laughter, while watching members participate in question rounds and many “get dirty” activities. If you were off campus, you missed out on a great activity.
Mud Buries Guatemala Bus, 2nd Slide Kills Rescuers
By MOISES CASTILLO associated press
NAHUALA, Guatemala – When news came over the radio that a landslide had buried two pickup trucks and a bus along a major highway, Suagustino Pascual Tuy and others rushed to the rescue, picks and shovels in hand. Digging through the mud, they managed to extract several people
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path. “This is a storm not necessarily to be afraid of, but we should respect the storm,” said Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Administrator, Rich Serino. Still, officials are wary of the situation and the possibility that the storm could turn around and hit people with something unexpected. “The public should continue to take precautions, including staying inside and off the roads during the storm,” Governor Deval Patrick said. “It’s Mother Nature and she changes her mind quickly.”
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SCOPE’s First Movie of the Semester
By ISAAK KIFLE staff writer
As the Black Student Union was leaving the Alumni Lounge, having just finished their first meeting, other students entered, taking chairs that barely had a moments rest. It was a hot and humid Wednesday night and, although the event-filled Welcome Week had ended, SCOPE was already hard at work providing more events for the UNH community. For September 1, that event was a presentation of the action-comedy movie MacGruber. MacGruber was originally a reoccurring sketch from Saturday Night Live, which in turn was based off of legendary television series MacGyver. The character of MacGyver, which aired from 1985 to 1992, was a brilliant secret agent who used his intelligence and creativity to invent any type of device or gadget out of common products and come up with ingenious ways to escape from any situation. MacGruber, however, is a little different. The character of MacGruber, portrayed by actor, comedian, and SNL writer Will Forte, is an insane (bordering on sociopathic) and ruthless parody of MacGyver and action heroes in general. Following a planning style that he describes as “making things up as I go along,” MacGruber decides to throw common sense out the window and follow his gut, no matter how ridiculous the results are. Not only does MacGruber get the job done, but his relentlessly hilarious character and over-the-top personality, akin to Ace Ventura, definitely make him the star of the film.
Despite that, MacGruber has an effective supporting cast as well. Val Kilmer plays the aptlynamed villain of the film, Dieter von Cunth, who has earned MacGruber’s eternal hatred for the murder of his wife ten years prior to the start of the movie. That, along with the fact that von Cunth stole a nuclear missile with lessthan-pure intentions on how to use it, gives MacGruber both personal and professional reasons to come out of retirement to stop him. MacGruber is aided in his quest by young military officer Dixon Piper (played by Ryan Phillippe) and female lead Vicky St. Elmo (played by Kristen Wiig). Rounding out the cast is Powers Boothe, as Col. Jim Faith, and Maya Rudolph, as MacGruber’s deceased wife, Casey. What begins as a seemingly standard action film (despite many of the genre’s clichés being exaggerated to hilarious effect early on) becomes more and more ridiculous as time passes on, establishing itself as a unique film in its own right. Of particular note are MacGruber’s pathological obsession with getting revenge on a stranger for insulting his Miata, a distraction technique that involves placing celery where it clearly doesn’t belong, a consummation scene with a ghost, and martial art techniques that look like they belong in Mortal Kombat (especially MacGruber’s signature “throat-rip” attack). Those looking for a decent action movie will not be disappointed. However, the main appeal of MacGruber is its ruthless parody of the action movie genre. Anyone looking to laugh would be wise to see this film.
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9 Years Gone, Everyone’s a Ground Zero Stakeholder
By SAMANTHA GROSS ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK – It is a place of sacrifice. A place of mourning. A place people pass by on their way to grab lunch. It’s a place where tourists crane their necks to snatch a glimpse around barriers walling off an enormous construction site — which is also what it is. Ground zero. Depending on whom you talk to, it’s a scar on this city where horror still lingers, a bustling hive symbolizing the resilience of a nation, or simply, for those who live and work nearby, a place where life goes on. In recent weeks, as debate has raged over the placement of a planned Islamic cultural center and mosque a couple of blocks from the construction, Americans have been reminded of just how many people lay claim to this place, the focal point for all those who have a stake in the legacy of Sept. 11. Almost everyone has a stake. Gesturing at the land he helped clear in the weeks after 9/11, Louis Pabon believes he knows who owns it: “This is mine.” Today he is wearing his hard hat again, standing at the gates of St. Paul’s Chapel, hawking the photos that he took of the wreckage. Tourists stop in the sun to look at the images of smoky desolation. Take a walk around ground zero, and you can get lost in the throngs. Among the tourist crowds at St. Paul’s, a block away, a woman sipping a strawberry smoothie walks past an altar covered with photos of the dead. Outside, beneath cranes that glint red in the sun, construc-
tion workers cluster. A woman in a business suit and white sneakers speeds down the sidewalk. Burger King is full, and at Century 21 department store, across from the construction, polo shirts are 85 percent off. This place was once a giant plaza filled with businesspeople and tourists and shoppers and commuters rushing to the
subway. Then, on one sunny September Tuesday in 2001, it became suddenly a place of history and loss. Within 24 hours, someone had dubbed it ground zero, and it was never the same. After 9/11, there were weeks, and months, of coming to grips. Everyone had lost something. A child. An acquaintance. A skyline. A sense of safety. A center of business. A solid stock portfolio. A feeling that we knew where everything was heading. The city’s Muslims, many of them, lost a willingness to speak out. They had enjoyed a kind of anonymity — a knowledge that they were just another ingredient in the hearty stew of New York. But since Sept. 11, they have felt an unwanted spotlight, and some have been afraid. “Now no one can talk
about Islam ... because Islam became like equal to violence,” says Noureddine Elberhoumi, a cab driver who says that after Sept. 11 he stopped volunteering information about his religious affiliation. “In their mind, Islam is always going back to Iraq, Afghanistan, 9/11 — that’s it.” In the days after the attacks, the nation was in a wrenching, gripping catharsis. We were mourning our dead. We were mourning the accustomed path, whatever it was, that had been ripped out from under us. We were on a new, uncertain course. Before the week was out, the pastor at St. Paul’s began calling the site of the devastation “sacred AN AP PHOTO ground.” On Sept. 20, Katie Couric told TV viewers it “should be hallowed.” For the family members of more than 1,100 of the victims whose remains were never recovered, it is the only gravesite they have. “This pit of evil and doom,” Sally Regenhard calls it now, her voice shaking nine years after the death here of her firefighter son, Christian. “My son’s beautiful remains are forever scattered,” she says. “Ground zero is a burial ground.” Since that awful day, the story of the site has been through what seem like endless chapters. There were battles over the land — over the prolonged search for victims’ remains that kept turning up more tiny body parts in the soil five years later.
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Obama will ask lawmakers to close corporate tax breaks for multinational corporations and oil and gas companies. Congress has previously passed research tax credits on a temporary basis. The credits expired last year and a proposal for renewal is pending in the Senate. While research credits generally have bipartisan support, Washington’s contentious political atmosphere means the White House isn’t taking anything for granted. Officials have watched other proposals they deem necessary to economic growth, including a bill to extend credit and cut taxes for small businesses, languish on Capitol Hill. The proposal for research and development tax credits was first reported by The New York Times. Amid an uptick in the
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jobless rate to 9.6 percent, the president promised to announce a series of new measures on the economy. The package could include infrastructure bonds for municipalities and extensions for other tax breaks for businesses and individuals that expired at the end of 2009. The administration is also considering extending a law passed in March that exempts companies that hire unemployed workers from paying Social Security taxes on those workers through December. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has proposed extending the exemption an additional six months. Obama is continuing to prod the Senate to pass the small business bill that calls for about $12 billion in tax breaks and a $30 billion fund to help unfreeze lending. Republicans have likened the bill to the unpopular bailout of the financial industry. And the
president wants to make permanent the portion of George W. Bush’s tax cuts affecting the middle class. The House has already passed many of the provisions, but they have stalled in the Senate because Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on how to pay for them. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka argued for job investment as a way of putting money in the pockets of middleclass Americans and others who need it. “We do need more credit for small- and mid-sized businesses so that they can start creating jobs,” Trumka said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “All of that will help, but it may not be enough. Even the holiday on taxes may not be enough, the research and development tax credit may not be enough. We need to create demand.”
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The game day activities feature a Health and Science Career Fair, a Vendor Fair, a tailgating competition, a Kids Zone and much more. Most activities will conclude when the University of New Haven and Lincoln University marching bands lead the crowd from the Athletic Complex parking lots to Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium prior to the 1 p.m. kickoff. For complete game day information, including ticket information, parking information, tailgating information, Health Fair information and Vendor Fair information, visit www. NewHavenChargers.com/ HarmonyClassic. For a list of events, see the schedule on the back page of the paper (page 16).
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The student organizations of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) will also be holding a presentation on Friday, September 10 which will feature the Maelstrom, a 500 miles per gallon vehicle that was engineered by the group last year. Prior to taking the field on Saturday, the two teams will come together and share in a team meal on Friday evening. Their will also be a welcome reception/alumni corporate mixer on Friday night at Jackie’s Café in New Haven. On game day, the celebration continues with a variety of activities scheduled around the Chargers 2010 football home opener at 1 p.m.
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Mudslide in Guatemala
"We will return when the rain ceases," Civil Protection spokesman David de Leon said. "It is difficult and dangerous to continue with the search." Pascual Tuy, a Nahuala police officer, said he shouted a warning as the mountain began to crumble the second time, but moments later the slide buried a number of rescuers. He ran for his life and the mud only caught his legs. "The mountain was making noise like an earthquake, but people wouldn't leave," Pascual Tuy said. "They were being stubborn and didn't get out." His nephew was in critical condition. Down the same road, closer to Guatemala City,
another slide partially buried another bus and killed at least 12 people. Four children and two adults died in slides elsewhere. Pascual Tuy said there had been several landslides along the Inter-
said Monday would be declared a national day of mourning. He also ordered officials to close the road. "There are several hillsides that are loose and could fall. So we ask the population to not go out, to avoid moving along the highways," Colom said. All told, there were 15 landslides at different spots along the Inter-American highway in a American highway in the 48-hour period, Commulast year, and authorities nications Minister Guillknew of the danger. ermo Castillo said. "Last year there was a Heavy rains from a troplandslide there, 15 days ical depression have pelted ago there was a landslide," Guatemala for days, severhe said. "But now a big ing highways and promptone came." ing officials to evacuate President Alvaro Co- thousands of people. lom visited the area and
September 8, 2010
California Falls Behind In Waste-To-Energy Race
1 ‘Censored’ Bar Won’t Stop Online Prostitution
sion to take down its adult Producers Association to By DAN STRUMPF aSSOCIATED PRESS services section on Saturstudy emissions data from ––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––– day. But like other illegal facilities around the world. online activities targeted "As an environmenLONG BEACH, Calif. NEW YORK – Craig- with prosecution or lawtal scientist, I think the — Government officials biggest threat we face is list's "adult services" sec- suits, including gambling, from around the world global warming. That's tion has been shut down in child pornography and used to come to this port going to make many more the U.S., but prostitution unauthorized music downcity to catch a glimpse of people sick than any of on the Internet is alive and loads, shutting down one the future: Two-story piles the emissions from these well — even, quite possi- outlet simply sends many of trash would disappear bly, on Craigslist. users running to others. plants will," he said. into a furnace and evenUsers of the website John Palfrey, a Harvard Striking a balance betually be transformed into tween fresh air and fewer and its CEO grouse that University law profeselectricity to power thougreenhouse gases remains the Internet is still full of sor and co-director of the sands of homes. a challenge, and has some sites where people can Berkman Center for InterNowadays, it's U.S. ofenvironmentalists saying find prostitutes. As for the net and Society, said the ficials going to Canada, it's time to take a hard look massive online classifieds move from Craigslist was Japan and parts of Western site itself, many personal still a victory because it at alternatives. Europe to see the latest ad"The current situation ads, which remain on the moved the ads off a highly vances. with our trash both because site, appear to be thinly visible location. The Long Beach plant, "Will people be able of our over consumption veiled solicitations of sex for all its promise when it to find these ads online? and over-reliance on land- for sale. began operations roughly State attorneys general The answer is almost cerfills is not sustainable," 20 years ago, still churns had pressed Craigslist tainly," he said. "Will they said Martin Schlageter, out megawatts. But it is who heads the Coalition to do more to block po- be able to find these on lea relic, a symbol of how for Clean Air. "All options tentially illegal ads pro- gitimate sites? I think the California, one of Amermoting prostitution, and answer is probably not." have to be on the table." See CENSORED page 7 ica's greenest states, fell The federal government hailed the company's decibehind other countries in appears to be taking such the development of trashtechnology seriously. to-energy technology. The Navy has partnered con’t from page 1 those with loved ones in "I am having a hard with UCLA to study bio- been mixed. Among the the military appreciated time explaining why Calirefineries in an effort to criticisms are the insinu- the speech. Sharon Grasfornia is so far behind," meet a national renewable ations that Obama is end- si, a military mom, told said Eugene Tseng Tseng, must reduce greenhouse ducer of toxic air contami- energy plan that includes ing the combat mission for My Fox Phoenix, “I was a University of California, gas that are produced as nants. half of the agency's energy purely political reasons. grateful he gave credit to Los Angeles law professor waste decomposes in landBut Bill Welch, an usage coming from alter- Did he just want to make the military for all the sucwho spent the last three fills. emissions experts at the native sources by 2020. good on a campaign prom- cesses they have had.” months leading delegaThe county plan, which University of California, Leslie L. McLaughlin, ise? Vice President Joe tions on overseas tours. still needs financing and Riverside said times have the solid waste program Additionally, Marine Biden was in Iraq to take While so-called biore- permitting, is to build changed and biorefineries manager for the Navy Re- Corps Commandant James part in a ceremony celfineries have blossomed three demonstration plants produce about the same gion Southwest in San Di- Conway made a comment ebrating the transition abroad, concerns that tech- in Riverside and Orange amount of pollution as re- ego, said she understands on August 24 that the Tal- of power. He said, “It is nique would undermine re- counties. They would ei- fineries, chemical plants, the concerns people have iban could be happy with not our place to tell the cycling efforts and create ther use heat to turn trash dry cleaners and auto body and wants to make sure the announcement that Iraqis who should lead. worse air pollution stalled to energy or use microor- shops. "Incinerators got a they proceed carefully. troops will withdraw from But I strongly urge them efforts in California. With ganisms, which would eat horrible reputation and de"My focus on this is to Afghanistan in July 2011. to match the courage that space for garbage dumps organic material and cre- servedly so, but since then make sure we don't create “In some ways, we think their citizens have shown, dwindling, proponents of a ate methane to produce the air pollution technol- one environmental prob- right now it’s probably by bringing this process to new breed of the technol- power. The byproduct can ogy is so sophisticated," lem by trying to solve an- giving our enemy suste- a close and forming a govogy hope to win over de- also be used as compost. said Welch, who was con- other," she said. nance.” ernment. And I trust they tractors. Each plant would be a tracted by the Bioenergy On the other hand, will do so soon.” Los Angeles County of- little smaller than a typificials want to build three cal biorefinery and would plants at a total cost of convert as much as 300 $200 million to demon- tons of trash per day, acUPCOMING CAMPUS VISITS strate how far the tech- cepting trash from all over. nology has come as they Los Angeles County alone Visits arranged by Internship Office scramble for alternatives produces about 33,000 Contact: Arleen Anderson, Director – AAnderson@newhaven.edu to closing the world's larg- tons of garbage a day. est landfill and shipping The plant in Long trash four hours by rail to Beach, which was comCOMPANY NAME DATE ON CAMPUS LOCATION PURPOSE OF VISIT an abandoned goldmine pleted in 1988, consumes Verizon Wireless September 8, 2010 Bartels Hall Recruiting: near the Mexico border. about 1,550 tons of trash Customer Service Reps If they prove success- per day. Unrecyclable garWallingford, CT ful at reducing waste and bage is fed into a furnace Lowe’s October 5, 2010 CJ Club (all invited) Recruiting: producing power, there's and the steam generated Loss Prevention Specialists no guarantee they'll usher from burning the trash is Interviewing Lowe’s October 20, 2010 Interviewing persons in a new wave of garbage- used to drive a turbine genselected from Oct 5 visit gobbling technology. erator, producing enough and on-line applications Efforts to pass legis- electricity to power 35,000 Beardsley Zoo Date TBD Biology Club Discussion: lation that would have homes. (location TBD) Zoo career/internship opportunities given waste-to-energy The resulting ash is also plants credit toward recy- used to pave roads at the cling and renewable en- county's dump. How BEST to connect with companies on campus ergy goals so cities could Scott Smithline with meet state mandates hit a Californians Against Stop by their tables to say hello BUT FIRST be prepared: snag this year when some Waste, a key opposition environmentalists argued group, said he has toured Have a critiqued resume (by Career Services) to hand the company rep. that such facilities are no such facilities around the Have an elevator speech loosely memorized so that you can quickly tell the recruiter different from incinera- world. what skills you have in order for him/her to determine if there’s a match between tors, which do not receive To build a clean-burnyour skill set and the company’s needs. credits. ing plant in an area synonListen carefully to what the recruiter says – you may find out something you didn’t "We have the most ag- ymous with smog, he said, know. 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gressive goals for recycling and renewable energies but we've also got groups fighting us on solar, wind and now this," said Coby Skye with the county's Environmental Programs Division. "There are no other options if we can't get these technologies moving forward." Part of the reason that Europe and Asia are now ahead of the U.S. on such technology is that they had to grapple with the lack of dump space years earlier. Many are also signatories to the Kyoto Protocol and
garbage costs would soar. He also fears that efforts to increase the mandate that cities recycle half their garbage will fail if communities have contracted to send that waste to a biorefinery. "What Californians care about is is the air going to be clean?" he said. "What I don't want to see is this done on the cheap." Critics call the technology experimental and say building such refineries would be a step back to the 1970s and 1980s when incinerators were a top pro-
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It's unclear if the shutdown is permanent. A black bar reading "censored" remained in place on the company's U.S. pages late Sunday. Erotic services ads on non-U.S. sites were still active. Neither Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster nor a company spokeswoman responded to e-mails and phone calls seeking comment on Sunday. The company previously said it would issue a statement on the matter, without saying when. Attorneys general from 17 states sent Craiglist a letter last month demanding that it take down its adult services section, saying the company was not doing enough to deter prostitution and child trafficking. Whether Craigslist could be found liable is a murky legal issue, but pressure on the company grew after some highly publicized incidents where authorities said encounters set up through Craigslist ended in violence and even death. A former medical student, Philip Markoff, was accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craiglist. He committed suicide last month in the Boston jail where he was awaiting trial. Craigslist, which is largely free, has been under prosecutors' scrutiny
for years. It tried to police the postings on its adult services page by charging a fee to post the ads and requiring them to be vetted and approved. The section carried ads for a variety of erotic services, including personal massages and a night's companionship, which critics say veered into prostitution. Some ads still carried in Craigslist's personals section look like they could fall in similar territory. "I am the perfect lunchtime or after-5 companion for businessmen that jet-set, work long hours or have family obligations," read one ad in the casual encounters section, appearing to advertise massages. Craiglist's personal ads, which are free, are not regularly vetted. M. Ryan Calo, a senior research fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, said ads for sexual services could become harder to monitor if they begin migrating back into the personals. It also could be more challenging for law enforcement to pick out the illegal ads. "Instead of being in a small stream, it's going to be in a big ocean," Calo said. Those trying to sell sex who give up on Craiglist have many other sites to choose from. As Craigslist users complained about
the company's move in postings Sunday, some rattled off the names of other sites where they could find the same services. Getting such ads removed from other sites is the next goal, said Malika Saada Saar, executive director of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, a group that has been involved in pressuring Craigslist to block adult services ads. "The issue isn't going after a particular company," Saar said, "the issue is going after children being sold for sex online." Palfrey said Craiglist's decision is likely to cause operators of other online classified pages to think twice about the ads on their sites. Backpage. com, an online classifieds page similar to Craigslist owned by the alternative newspaper chain Village Voice Media, has an "adult entertainment" section that is highly explicit and features ads for a wide array of sexual services. In a May blog post, Craigslist's Buckmaster said the company's ads were no worse than those published by Village Voice Media. He cited one explicit ad that included the phrase: "anything goes $90." An attempt to reach Village Voice Media on Sunday was unsuccessful.
HISTORY OF THE WORLD By Mark Andrews Sept. 6: ON THIS DATE in 1620, Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England, for the New World. In 1909, American explorer Robert Peary sent word that he had reached the North Pole five months earlier. Sept. 7: ON THIS DATE in 1892, the first major title fight under the Marquis of Queensberry rules was won by heavyweight James J. Corbett, who knocked out John L. Sullivan in New Orleans. In 1940, Nazi Germany began its aerial bombardment of London during World War II. Sept. 8: ON THIS DATE in 1930, the comic strip “Blondie” first appeared. In 1966, “Star Trek” debuted on NBC-TV. Sept. 9: ON THIS DATE in 1776, the Continental Congress renamed the United Colonies the United States. In 1943, Italy surrendered to the Allies in World War II. Sept. 10: ON THIS DATE in 1953, Swanson sold its first “TV dinner.” In 1963, 20 black students entered Alabama public schools after a standoff ended between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace. Sept. 11: ON THIS DATE in 1973, Chilean President Salvador Allende died in a violent military coup. In 2001, four airliners hijacked by Muslim terrorists crashed into the two World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing about 2,800 people. Sept. 12: ON THIS DATE in 1928, Katharine Hepburn made her New York stage debut in “Night Hostess.” In 1944, U.S. Army troops entered Germany for the first time in World War II, near Trier. Answer to last week’s question: This week in 1565, the first permanent European settlement in the present-day United States was formed at what is now St. Augustine, Fla. This week’s question: In 1968, what presidential candidate made a guest appearance on the TV comedy/sketch show “Laugh-In”?
Everyone’s a Ground Zero Stakeholder
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The developer and insurance companies fought over payouts. The state and the developer haggled over financing and how many towers would be rebuilt. Some families successfully challenged the creation of a freedom museum at the site, and some questioned whether a planned performing arts center there is appropriate. How best to pay respect to the dead? Now, most everyone is staking out a position on the planned Islamic cultural center, to include a mosque, auditorium and other facilities about two blocks from the construction barriers. Some say the location should be moved out of sensitivity, because the Sept. 11 hijackers claimed to act in the name of Islam. Others say that moving the mosque would be bowing to intolerance and curtailing religious freedom. Through all of this conflict, ground zero has been shuttered. Few have walked on its soil, except for the workers who cleared the site and those who are rebuilding it. Family members and others invited to the yearly memorial ceremonies have been allowed in, as was the pope on his 2008 pilgrimage. But most have been unable to enter. At first, some people walked up to the barricades to post pictures of the missing, others to keep watch on the dead. More came. Out-oftowners started filling the sidewalks at the edge of the construction, holding up maps and asking passersby: What’s the best spot to see ground zero? With so few allowed in, everyone who journeyed to this untouchable space could make of it what they would. So what happens after the planned memorial opening on Sept. 11, 2011 — when the public is allowed inside the walledoff space? Although the rules haven’t been finalized, one could imagine a jogger passing through and pausing to take a drag off her water bottle, a group of kids breakdancing for tips, a businessman unwrapping his sandwich for
lunch on a sunny bench. Sacred or no, in many ways this space will belong to the American people — those who come to mourn the most personal of losses, those who come for all the other reasons, and even those who don’t come at all, but know this place is now no longer just a hole in the ground. The memorial was always intended to become a vibrant space again — to “be stitched back into the grid of lower Manhattan,” says professor James E. Young, a member of the panel that selected the memorial design. “Short of turning the whole thing into a cemetery with fences and saying this is somehow inviolable ... we knew that even sacred spaces live in public use,” he says. Some proposals had called for the footprints of the twin towers to be cordoned off, with only family members of the victims allowed there. But that “suggests that only the families of victims own it,” Young says. “What about those who were injured? What about those who escaped? What about the rest of the city, which also felt surely violated and even victimized by the attacks?” Many around the nation — even around the world — felt that they had been hit, too. A newspaper headline in Paris said after the attack: “We’re all Americans.” How much reverence will be given to this open space in the city’s maze, which still carries for many the memories of screams and dust and panic? Can it stay sacred? That question was answered long ago, says a family member. “The memorial museum is selling souvenirs, for God’s sake,” says Diane Horning, who lost her son, Matthew. “You can’t stand in ground zero without seeing Century 21’s big banners advertising whatever their special is. ... This hasn’t been sacred space since the day they put the first rivets in something. It’s office buildings, it’s places to eat, it’s everything but sacred space.” There’s even a strip club three blocks from the construction site. At New
York Dolls Gentlemen’s Club, a woman in a red sequined G-string takes a break from platform dancing and leans over to rub her calves. In the background, Alicia Keys sings on a recording about New York’s concrete jungle. Outside, where William Dean is handing out flyers promoting the dancers, he says he’s used to people yelling at him about the unseemly proximity to ground zero. His answer: “We’re making a buck like anyone else.” Just one block closer to ground zero, it’s still uncertain whether the cultural center and mosque known as Park51 will be built. But this would-be neighbor has aroused a reaction unlike any of the other disputes over this land. The mosque furor has brought 9/11 back to the fore of America’s consciousness. It had been quiet for a long time, bogged down in the bureaucracy of what would be built, for how much and when. Amid all the disputes and all the compromise, the World Trade Center site had lost some of its hold on the public’s imagination. Freedom Tower, the site’s signature skyscraper, rising a symbolic 1,776 feet, was renamed One World Trade Center, thought a better draw for corporate tenants. Even the ethereal design imagined by architect Daniel Libeskind came back to earth, restrained by the boundaries of physics and financing. The plan for the memorial pools set in the footprints of the towers, though, remains. At the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at ground zero, a mob of visitors is snapping pictures, clustering in around a small-scale model of what this place is supposed to become. There are the footprints, with lines standing in for what are to be the largest manmade waterfalls in the nation. There are tall, elegant buildings. There are tiny trees, each miniature trunk no thicker than a pushpin. It looks peaceful. And it looks ready to come to life.
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Bumping to Hot 93.7 on the Shuttle
cy, and Main Street, but come on, the shuttle is oh ––––––––––––––––––––– so inconvenient. When I need to This year I have the be on campus for great fortune to live in the class, I need to plan Main Street condos, and to be on a shuttle so what could I possibly have that I get on campus to complain about? I have with almost an hour a full kitchen with brand to spare. Half the new appliances and gran- time this is because ite counter tops, a two-car of somewhat poor garage and driveway, two scheduling. First, and a half bathrooms, and the shuttle schedule a washer and dryer. Best doesn’t coordinate deal ever! with class times, so But of course, living when I have a 10:50 in off-campus university a.m. class, I can’t housing has its big catch; take the 10:30 a.m. you have to take the shut- shuttle because it tle to and from campus. I doesn’t get to campus understand that parking until 10:55 a.m. So, is a huge issue on cam- instead I need to take pus since there isn’t more the 10:00 a.m. and waste space to accommodate the a half hour. This isn’t that greater numbers of Forest bad, but what if the shuttle Hills, Savin Court, Regen- is early, late, or doesn’t By MATT DI GIOVANNI EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
By JOANN WOLWOWICZ ASSISTANT EDITOR
If you were born today, which country would provide you with the very best opportunities to live a healthy, safe, and reasonably prosperous life? If you had a choice, would you still pick to live during this lifetime, in the United States? The fact of the matter is, certain countries give their citizens much greater opportunity to succeed than others, at certain points in time. As wealth and power shift from West to East, a new world order is taking shape, and it is no longer clear as to who is on top. This past week, Newsweek published its results
for a recent study done to find the world’s best countries. Unlike other competitions that occur throughout the world, this study took into account different criteria offering a nice change of pace from the criteria in the World Cup, the Olympics, and even the favorite Miss Universe pageant. Sure, I admit, I watch all three, but you can’t judge a country by its good looking sports players and beautiful women who like to prance around a stage in evening gowns. I don’t care what anyone
show up? I’m not allowed to park on campus, so should I just be a half hour
late to class? Another issue arises when both shuttles go on break at the same time. Why bother to have
two shuttles? A friend of mine is “stuck” on campus for an extra hour because, following his class, both shuttles go on break. It also seems stupid that a 5-8 minute drive manages to take 25-30 minutes by shuttle. I understand that the shuttle makes stops at all offcampus locations, but if I drive to the stops, I can make it much faster than that (legally of course). Regardless of shuttle timing, the drivers are another story. So far I’ve had experiences ranging from a friendly, talkative driver at 7 a.m. to someone who can hardly drive and taps on the brakes every two seconds panic-
ing while backing up to turn around. Additionally, some of the drivers disregard their routes and rules, heading to a stop ahead of schedule because someone asks them to, or dropping people off on the side of the road at a stop sign. I’m not going to try and convince any one that I wouldn’t appreciate the shuttle going out of its way for me, but to be safe and fair, the drivers shouldn’t follow every passenger’s request. In the end, I still love my condo and wouldn’t trade it just so I could live on campus, but a fully reliable shuttle would be nice. I think the shuttle schedule should account for getting students on campus for classes and not five minutes after the
class started. Sure, an extra half hour on campus never killed anybody, but for my late night Wednesday physics lab, I don’t want to wait for a shuttle or be bored on campus with too little time to do anything productive. Thank you UNH for the great housing opportunity, but can you make sure that the shuttles you’re paying for do what they’re supposed to in a smart and efficient way? P.S. it’d be great if the drivers listened to music other than Hot 93.7; that station plays the same songs on a cycle over and over. I’ve heard Sean Kingston’s “Letting Go (Dutty Love)” more times than anyone should in a lifetime. Thanks, I appreciate it. :)
the globe’s true national champions. I bet you will be surprised to see who won. (Just an FYI, it wasn’t us.) With the top 100 countries listed, the United States placed at number 11, a ranking that made people angry for a variety of reasons. I’ve heard people say that we should have been higher and others say that that is too generous of a rating for our country and the way it’s doing today (to put it politely). Despite the problems we are having today, if you look at the scores, the United States isn’t doing too badly on the playing field at all. With over an 85% in education, health, quality of life, and political environment, the United States
would still be my choice of countries to live in. I think that this country has forgotten all of the opportunities that are available here. We have a 99.0% literacy rating and an average of 15.8 years of schooling for the population, not to mention that our life expectancy is just two years below the number one country. Sure our economy is struggling, but that is a normal occurrence in the history of the world. What goes down must eventually come up, even if it has to come up slowly, bounce a little, and then roll for a bit. I would rather live here than in any of the countries that didn’t even manage to make the list. So, which country took
the crown home? Drum roll please. “And the winner of the 2010 World’s Best Country Award is… Finland…???” [cricket… cricket…awkward silence…cricket] Little Finland, with its small population, has in fact done surprisingly well for itself in this big world. Not far behind in the rankings come Switzerland, Sweden, and Australia respectively. But everyone has to remember that these rankings will continue to change from year to year, because countries change and the balance of power shifts. Let’s hope that in a couple of years, the USA will move back up into one of the rankings it undoubtedly occupied many years ago.
And the Winner is … says. Newsweek explored and studied five aspects of national well-being that included health, educa-
tion, quality of life, economy, and politics to find
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““When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.” ”
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September 8, 2010
by Josh Van Hoesen
Bartels is looking damn sexy on the outside, hell, and on the inside; I Well Earl was a bust. They said it was going to hit with a sizzle, and it just can’t wait until they ﬁnish up all the construction on campus so all just ended up as a ﬁzzle. I don’t know about you guys, but I was looking the new stuff isn’t spoiled by all the construction going on. forward to a big storm with lightning, thunder, rain, and such. A big thanks to everyone in Student Activities and everyone else that Shame on you students who like to yell out at tours around campus helped out with Welcome Week and everything else that went on the that UNH sucks; that is not a mature or adult thing to do at all. Grow ﬁrst few weeks of school. up for all our sakes!!!
The Battery Charge You know what really grinds my gears? Those people who shout out that UNH sucks at tours or even who complain about UNH constantly. Well guess what ye nay sayers; if you really hate it so much, then transfer. Or here is an even better idea. Why don’t you actually try and change what you don’t like about UNH, because there are plenty of ways to do it. You could bring your complaints to your RA, to Residential Life, or to the student government on campus. There’s even the tried and true Chargervoice.com, where you can lodge a complaint and (believe me) those complaints get looked at by students like you and I whose job it is to get it ﬁxed. So quit complaining and do something about it; don’t try and ruin the UNH experience for everyone else.
Jennie’s Hotties of the Week The Gal Dana Mangiacapra Class of 2013
Dana is a sophomore, political science major at UNH. She is an active member of the Legal Society. Recently, she was invited to join Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society. Currently, she lives in Winchester Hall. In her hometown of Bellport, Long Island, Dana works on a farm and also plays the violin in the University of New Haven Orchestra. Dana hopes to go to law school after she graduates in 2013.
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Scott transferred to the University of New Haven from the University of Connecticut last year, where he was a Political Science/Pre-Law major. He is also a political science major here. He also plays on UNH’s football team as a defensive tackle and a fullback. Scott is from Wayne, New Jersey. In his hometown, he enjoys fist pumping and cloud watching. He likes to play football and ping-pong in his spare time.
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Chargers Start Season with 34-17 Victory Over Seton Hill
By ANDY BEARDSLEY
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
GREENSBURG, Pa. – The University of New Haven defeated Seton Hill University 34-17 Saturday afternoon in its 2010 season opener. With the win the Chargers improve to 30-11 all-time in season openers, while the Griffins fall to 1-1 this season. The Chargers were led by a solid passing game and timely defensive stops in the opener. Quarterback Ryan Osiecki threw for 301 yards and four touchdowns on 21-of-38 passing. His favorite receiver, Sharieff Hall finished with 118 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Desmond Anderson led the Chargers with three interceptions, 119 return yards and six tackles. The Chargers won the toss and chose to receive the ball in their season opener. After a return of 34 yards from Hall, who had impressive returns all afternoon, a holding penalty on the kickoff moved the Chargers spot to the 33yard line. After one first down, the Chargers nohuddle offense was halted. Chris Scifo’s ensuing punt pinned the Griffins deep, at their own five-yard line. The Griffins answered with their own no-huddle offense and amassed a
seven-play 44-yard drive which stalled at their own 49-yard line. The Chargers’ offense went back to work from their own 25-yard line and mounted their first scoring drive of the game. UNH quarterback Ryan Osiecki connected with Hall five consecutive times on the drive, including a 46-yard touchdown pass with 8:03 remaining in the first quarter. Seton Hill answered with a nine-play, 43-yard drive to the UNH sevenyard line. The Griffins cut the UNH lead to 7-3 with a 24-yard field goal with 5:07 on the clock. On the Griffins next kickoff, Hall took the return 67 yards to the Seton Hill 19-yard line. After back-to-back penalties, the Chargers found themselves in a third-and-33. Osiecki then connected with Jason Thompson for a 41-yard gain and a firstand-goal on the Seton Hill one-yard line. Victor Jones finished the drive with a one-yard touchdown run. Scifo’s extra point gave the Chargers a 14-3 lead. New Haven forced the Griffins three-and-out on the next drive prior to regaining possession before the first quarter concluded. After two passes fell incomplete and the Chargers punted the ball away with 13:45 left in the first
half. The Griffins then moved the ball 61-yards to the Chargers 28-yard line before the UNH defense forced a turnover on downs with 9:26 remaining. New haven then went three-and-out again, while Seton Hill put together a five-play drive that went just 17-yards and completed on an incomplete fourth-down pass. The Chargers then responded with a five-play, 58-yard drive, highlighted by a 35-yard pass completion from Osiecki to Kameel Lashley which gave the team a first-andgoal from the eight-yard line. Osiecki completed the drive with a four-yard pass to freshman tight end Chris Higgins. Another successful point-after gave UNH a 21-3 lead with 3:29 left in the first half. The Griffins mounted a promising drive in the final minutes of the first half, but Desmond Anderson ended the 10-play, 40-yard drive with an interception at the Chargers 26-yard line. UNH went three-andout before the Griffins regained the ball at their own 28-yard line. The first play of the Griffins drive, was halted when linebacker Charlie Hatchett forced the second turnover of the half. Hatchett forced a fumble at the Seton Hill 23-yard line, while Rob Hill recovered the fumble
and returned it to the Seton Hill 12-yard line. The Chargers, looking to go up 28-3 before the half, saw the ball go right back to the Griffins as they intercepted a pass at their own three-yard line and returned it 95 yards to the UNH two-yard line. SHU then cut the score to 21-10 with 28-seconds remaining in the half off a twoyard sprint and point after. Seton Hill opened the second half with a threeand-out, while the Chargers first series ended in a fumble by Osiecki on the fourth play. A holding penalty on first down put the Griffins into a first-and-18, while Rob Hill pushed them back even further when he registered his first sack of the season. After another holding penalty, the Griffins faced secondand-35. They gained 24 yards back, but punted away for the second time of the half. New Haven then mounted their largest drive of the game, a 12-play, 80-yard drive midway through the third quarter. Split evenly between the run and pass, the drive stayed alive on a 13-yard pass completion on a fourth-and-four pass from Osiecki to Lashley. Two plays later, with 2:44 left in the third quarter, the two connected again for a 14-yard touchdown pass
on Aug. 25. Since then, the Padres have been outscored 55-23 and have watched their top-rated pitching staff and defense falter, along with an offense devoid of key hits. “We’re in games but we’re not generating the big hit, not generating the offense to get us over the top,” San Diego manager Bud Black said. “We have to turn this around. It’s in us because I’ve seen it. But we haven’t done it the last 10 games.” It looked like Miguel Tejada’s towering two-run homer in the sixth inning that tied the game at 2-all might give the Padres momentum. But Mora’s hit sent them to another defeat. The losing streak is starting to take on near historical dimensions. The streak is San Diego’s longest since a franchise record 13-game skid in May 1994. Plus, only two teams in major league history have made the postseason in a year that included a losing streak of at least 10 games. “I don’t think we can be too hard on ourselves,” Tejada said. “We just have to keep playing hard and we
have to be positive. We’re still in first place.” The Rockies completed the three-game sweep and have won 11 of 15 games this season against the Padres, including seven of nine at Petco Park. This was Colorado’s first road sweep since Aug. 18-20,
days.” The Rockies, who have not been this close to first place since July 23, also moved within 5 1/2 games of Philadelphia in the wild-card race. “We have a really good opportunity to win the division,” said Colorado’s
2009, at Washington. “I think it goes without saying, this was a tremendous series for us,” Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. “It has brightened the picture considerably over the course of the last three
Carlos Gonzalez. “We just have to keep playing good baseball.” Tejada’s fifth homer hit off the front of the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Company building down the left-field line
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Williams, Querrey Play the US Open Numbers Game By EDDIE PELLS
NEW YORK – Venus Williams says 30 is the new 20. Sam Querrey likes to think 20 could be No. 1. Thirty-year-old Williams is talking about age, and No. 20 Querrey is talking about seeding, but both are talking about the same thing when it comes to the U.S. Open. They'd like to be the ones to put America back on top at its own national championship. "The average sports fan basically watches the Grand Slams," Querrey said after his third-round win over No. 14 Nicolas Almagro on Sunday. "If you don't have a guy in the finals or winning one of those, in tennis, you really don't get a lot of recognition." Querrey and 19th-seeded Mardy Fish, who plays No. 3 Novak Djokovic on Monday, are still long shots — but the only two remaining hopes for the United States to break a seven-year drought without a men's champion. Another candidate, No. 18 John Isner, lost 6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 6-4 Sunday night despite hitting 33 aces against No. 12 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. "I'm really sorry, but
you still have a lot of USA players," Youzhny told the crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium, which was squarely in Isner's corner. Williams, meanwhile, is a two-time U.S. Open champion and the only American left in the women's draw. She defeated No. 16 Shahar Peer 7-6 (3), 6-3. With a quarterfinal matchup looming against another 30-yearold player, Francesca Schiavone, Venus found herself fielding questions about how "old" is too old in women's tennis. "Seems like everybody is hitting their stride at 30. It's the new 20," Williams joked. "But I'm hoping that my experience will help me, just like it did today." Practically everything about Williams' win over Peer spoke of a player with years of experience in pulling things together when she's not at her best. On a windy, tougherthan-expected day against an opponent she's now played six times without dropping a set, Williams got only 48 percent of her first serves in. She faced six break points and lost three. She squandered five chances to wrap up the first set in a 22-point 12th game. She looked to still be rounding into form after
NL West-leading Padres Lose 10th Straight
SAN DIEGO – No matter what they try, the San Diego Padres just keep losing. The NL West-leading Padres lost their 10th straight game Sunday as Melvin Mora hit a goahead single that sent the Colorado Rockies to a 4-2 win. “We have a sense of urgency right now,” Padres pitcher Clayton Richard said. “We have a special opportunity and we are going to do every thing in our control to take advantage of it.” Mora’s tiebreaking hit in the seventh inning gave Colorado its 10th win in 14 games. The Rockies pulled within 4 1/2 games of the slumping Padres. The Padres, who have led the division virtually the entire season, have seen their season-high 6 1/2 game lead on Aug. 25 nearly evaporate. San Diego began the day with a two-game edge over San Francisco, which played a night game at Dodger Stadium. San Diego has not won since a 9-3 victory over last-place Arizona at home
and came right after Adrian Gonzalez doubled with one out in the sixth. But Mora came right back and delivered his goahead single in the seventh off reliever Mike Adams. Gonzalez got the inning going with a one-out single off Tim Stauffer (33), and walk to Troy Tulowitzki brought on Adams. After a double steal, the Padres played the infield in and Mora’s ground ball got by second baseman David Eckstein into right field. “Melvin Mora has a history of being a guy that loves to take a big atbat in a game,” Tracy said. Tulowitzki hit his 14th homer leading off the fourth against Richard. Tulowitzki also drove in a run in the fifth when third basemen Chase Headley failed to cleanly field a groundball that could have potentially led to an inning-ending, double play. Jorge De La Rosa (6-
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4) allowed two runs on six hits over six innings. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 19 chances. Gonzalez went 3 for 5, raising his NL-leading average to .337 and extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Gonzalez is hitting .529 (27 for 51) during the streak. Richard gave up two runs — one earned — on nine hits in six innings. Notes: The two clubs that reached the postseason with losing streaks of at least 10 games were the 1951 New York Giants and the 1982 Atlanta Braves. ... Tejada played in his 2,000th career game, which includes a streak of 1,152 consecutive games that was snapped in 2007 when he broke his left hand. ... Tejada stole second base on his first attempt of the season in the second inning. ... Colorado swept the Padres for the first time on the road since September 2007. ... San Diego RHP Chris Young threw 3 1-3 hitless innings in a rehab start for TripleA Portland against Las Vegas. Young, who has been on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder since April 12, was making his second rehab start.
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and catch. The Griffins next drive didn’t last very long as Anderson grabbed his second interception and gave UNH the ball back on the Seton Hill 45-yard line. New Haven turned the ball over on downs four plays later as the fourth quarter just got underway. SHU gained possession on its own 37-yard line and pushed for a comeback with an impressive 15play, 63-yard drive which was capped by a five-yard touchdown pass with 7:57 left in the fourth quarter. After the extra point, UNH led by 10, 27-17. The Chargers ensuing drive ended eight plays in with a blocked by which was returned to the UNH nine-yard line. The Griffins ran for three yards and brought up second-andgoal from the six. Anderson then stepped in front of his third pass of the day and returned it 93 yards to the SHU seven-yard line. Three plays later Osiecki
connected with Hall for the second time of the day and gave UNH a 35-17 lead with 1:58 remaining. In the game’s final two drives, neither team mounted a threat and the Chargers sealed the victory. In all, New Haven finished with 328 yards of total offense, while the defense held the Griffins to 322 yards of total offense. The Charger passing game flourished, with 311 yards, while the UNH rushing attack struggled to get started with 17 net yards. The Chargers were also penalty ridden with 12 flags for 135 yards. Behind the legs of Hall, New Haven’s return game was also very successful with 335 return yards. Time of possession was split nearly right down the center, but the Chargers held a slight edge, 30:23 to 29:37. Demetrius Washington-Ellison, Lashley and Jason Thompson, along with Hall, all tallied over 50 yards receiving on the
day. Lashley finished with 71, while Washington-Ellison added 57 yards. Hall amassed 260 all-purpose yards, 118 receiving and 142 return yards. Victor Jones led the rushing game with 15 net yards, while Ronnie Nelson, who came in for a couple option plays, finished with 12 yards. Defensively, newcomer Charlie Hatchett anchored the linebackers with 12 total tackles, including 10 solo stops. Akaki Ramishvili added 10 tackles and Anderson added six stops. Chidozium Ezemma also grabbed a team-high second sacks. The Chargers return to action on Saturday, September 11 when they host Lincoln University (Pa.) at DellaCamera Stadium. Game time in West Haven is set for 1 p.m. The game is also the Harmony Classic game, for more information, log on to www. NewHavenChargers.com/ HarmonyClassic.
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he did in his historic 70missing most of August 68 fifth set at Wimbledon) with an injury to her left and No. 9 Andy Roddick kneecap. eliminated earlier in the "It's always good to week, Querrey and Fish have a tough match, I will help shape opinion on think, or a tougher match," whether the arrow is pointWilliams said. "The kind ing up or down at the highof a match where you est reaches of American have to challenge yourself tennis. against your opponent and They still have time the conditions and every- to be remembered as role thing and just continue to models for a new genstay tough and to stay pos- eration of American stars. itive." Or they could continue a Querrey's next match will come against No. 25 Stanislas Wawrinka, who pulled off a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 upset against No. 4 Andy Murray of Britain. M u r r a y knows all about what it's like to play for a country that desperately wants a winner. No British man has won trend that began this suma Grand Slam tournament mer when Roddick briefly since 1936. This was Mur- dropped to No. 11 and, ray's second straight early for the first time since the exit from the U.S. Open, rankings began in 1973, and his latest loss will there wasn't a single Amersurely get picked apart ican in the top 10. back home. "I mean, you always "I have no idea of hear that," Querrey said. whether I'll win a Grand "It's kind of like any sport. Slam or not," Murray said. You've got waves where "I want to. But if I never you'll have a group of win one, then what? If I Americans in the top 10; give 100 percent, try my you might have a couple best, physically work as years where we don't. hard as I can, practice as It's like with the Lakers: much as I can, then that's They'll win some chamall I can do." pionships, and (then) they Same goes for Querrey. won't make the playoffs. With Isner gone (He It's just like that." played 22 fewer games in These are not the kind the entire tournament than of issues they worry about con’t from page 12
in Spain these days. Sparked by No. 1 Rafael Nadal's surge to the top, Spain is turning into a tennis factory of sorts. Nadal, who cruised to a straightset victory over Gilles Simon, was one of five Spaniards to win third-round matches Sunday. Add No. 21 Albert Montanes, who won Saturday, and the country has six members in the round of 16 — tying the record for any country other than the United States at the U.S. Open. "It's always nice to see all the Spanish winning and being in the last rounds, no?" said No. 8 Fernando Verdasco, who eliminated 2002 Wimbledon runner-up David Nalbandian of Argentina 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. In one of Sunday's early matches, No. 2 Kim Clijsters rolled former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-1 to set up a quarterfinal meeting against No. 5 Sam Stosur. Stosur beat No. 12 Elena Dementieva 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (2) in a match that ended at 1:35 a.m. Monday, the latest-finishing women's match in U.S. Open history, and one that could give Clijsters an advantage when they play. "She's got a 14-hour head start on me," Stosur said. "She played first and I played last, so there's not much bigger difference than that."
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Review: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker It’s been a while since I’ve picked up my PSP. No, seriously. I think the last time I turned on my mini-PlayStation system, Bush the Second was still in office. However, after hearing that a new “Metal Gear” game was being released specifically for my oft-neglected handheld, the PSP was no longer a system to be ignored. Returning at the helm of “Peace Walker” is original series creator Hideo Kojima, who had previously planned to retire from “Metal Gear” duties following “Guns of the Patriots” in 2008, only to renege on his initial plan and commission Kojima Productions to helm another “Metal Gear” game (not that we’re complaining at all). After playing “Guns of the Patriots,” I was pretty torn about the “Metal Gear” series. “Guns of the Patriots” served as an excellent conclusion to the series, one that tied up most of the convoluted loose ends in as bombastic and clumsy a way as possible. The game was
excellent, don’t get me wrong, but it played less like a game and more as a form of narrative entertainment, succumbing to the trappings familiar to the series through lengthy monologues and endless cut scenes, including a 90 minute finale that should have come with popcorn and a soda. Surprisingly, then, “Peace Walker” seems like such a breath of fresh air for the series, a refreshing change of pace in comparison to its predecessor, a game that seemed to just get larger and larger. “Peace Walker” takes place shortly after the events from “Snake Eater,” setting Naked Snake (voiced once again by the returning David Hayter) in Central America in 1974 as he forms the mercenary outpost Militaires Sans Frontieres set to defend the Costa Rican government from a mysterious army gathering in the jungles. The series adopts the mission selection structure first introduced
in “Portable Ops” and thus abandons the more linear structure from earlier games, thus allowing players to customize their armor, fatigues, weapons, and equipment in between missions. The mission maps are particularly smaller than their console counterparts, but that’s to be expected due to the
in its emphasis on stealth, utilizing camouflage, fakeouts and boxes for evading enemies. Players can still stun enemies with tranquilizers and even choke them out, but due to the limitations of the system, you’re unable to crawl under objects and hide. Missions are pretty much spent running through and
PSP’s limited hardware capabilities. Maps are not as large and fleshed out as before; instead they are a series of interconnected spaces divided by loading screens. Another limitation placed on “Peace Walker” is the game’s combat system. The original “Metal Gear” was groundbreaking
gunning down every enemy in sight which, as fun as that is, does not play like a “Metal Gear Solid” game should. This is less a slight on “Peace Walker” and more a plea for Sony to create a new handheld system because really, the prospect of playing a portable “Metal Gear Solid” game that looks, feels, and
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steamy, and romantic. But with a deadline of 6 weeks, they can’t get enough of each other. So the long distance story starts. Going the Distance was directed by Nanette Burstein and produced by New Line Cinema to be released Sep 3, 2010. The key roles of Erin and Garrett were played by the comedic duo of Drew Barrymore and
Justin Long, respectively. This movie was rated R for sexual content, language, and drug use. Going the Distance is the classic romantic comedy, but from the perspective of a long distance relationship and the trials that go along with it. Erin and Garrett meet in a bar on a “down on their luck” night and start a hot
summer fling. However, Erin tells Garrett from the very beginning that she’s going back to San Francisco to finish graduate school in 6 weeks. When the time comes for her to go back, Garrett tells her that he doesn’t want to end what they had together; so, they start a long distance relationship, despite the ridicule received from
plays like a “Metal Gear Solid” game is just too good to imagine. As you progress through the game, players are able to upgrade weapons, armor and equipment through Snake’s own private army; by capturing enemies in-game, you can set up research and development, intel and medic teams to better manage your resources throughout the game. For stat-heads, you can tinker with the different teams to develop the weapons and items you feel would serve you best, but for those less inclined to sort through menus and just want to get to the action, you can auto-assign your teams and resource developments. If you run low on resources or have a few team members killed, you can have a friend send a care package through an Ad Hoc. Speaking of multiplayer, the game offers several multiplayer modes that can be played with several people: Versus mode al-
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friends and family. They go through the struggles and insecurities any couple would go through in the same situation. They try their hardest to make the relationship worthwhile, when, from the very start, it was all about sex and other physical perks of being an exclusive couple with no emotional aspect. However, that eventually leads up to the declarations of love. A key moment that turned the movie around and set it on its course would be the scene when Garrett is dropping Erin off at the airport for the first time. The entire car ride is silent and awkward and both of them are very hesitant toward each other. When she gets out and goes in, he makes a split second decision and chases after her to demand
that they keep their relationship going, despite the miles between them. Going the Distance is intended for a female audience of the ages 18 to 24. I would not recommend this movie as a priority “must see,” but it is good for a few laughs. Throughout the entire mainstream movie, Erin had a very annoying tendency to vent and rant her relationship troubles to her coworkers, but she was very loyal and committed to her relationship. Garret was just way too confused about life and everything in general; however, he was very amusing in his overall confusion. It was one of those movies that someone would watch one time and might not see again for ten years and will remember why they have not seen it for so long.
Is It Worth Going the Distance?
It’s late one night in NYC, and there are two people fated to meet: Garrett –the guy who just got dumped and currently on the rebound and Erin-the 31 year-old intern who can’t make the cut. Their relationship starts fast,
By Brian Mardiney lows you to play in either a Snake vs. Snake deathmatch or a defense-type mode which centers on completing a certain objective (each mode can play up to six players). While the Versus mode feels rather anemic in comparison, the game’s true multiplayer offering shines in co-operative play, allowing two players to play nearly the entirety of the game together while accessing areas previously inaccessible in singleplayer modes. However, co-operative play can only be accessed through ad hoc mode, meaning the player you are playing with must live close to you. All in all, “Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker” is an excellent game for the PSP and definitely worthy of a pick-up. Now we just can’t wait for a proper “Metal Gear” game on a new iteration of the PSP. For the latest information about videogames, visit http://www.crispygamer.com
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The American, a Foreign Film
By CAROLE MCFADDAN STAFF WRITER
In The American, George Clooney, a lone assassin named Jack, is a master among the craft. Late in his career, when a job in Sweden goes far beyond awry, Jack travels back to Italy where his boss is stationed to escape those targeting him. Vowing to end his contract with his contact Larry, he takes cover in the Italian countryside, befriended by a priest and a prostitute, risking his cover. In its beginning weekend, The American broke the box offices at $ 6,944,000, since its opening on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. With a
consensus movie rating from www.rottentomatoes. com reviewing website as a “tomato” with a 61% it is “as beautifully shot as it is emotionally restrained, The American is an unusually divisive spy thriller -- and one that rests on an unusually subdued performance f r o m George Clooney.” More sophisticated like an art house film, The American is a spare, tightly wound thriller with low
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key drama. It is less the story of a man who kills for a living, and moreso a foreign-esque film, in which a man’s life has
American could be a pleasurable experience. The precision of the shots and cinematography suggest a methodical approach to filmmaking, which mirrors the painstaking professionalism that defines the lead character. It is a film with more questions than answers and requires its audience to and AP PHOTO/ KEYTE think been extracted from his observe, not just sit back soul. For those willing to and enjoy the hot guns and accept a slower pace, even hotter women of all other if the resulting film is not assassin and spy films of exactly contemplative, The our time. Interested in joining The Charger Bulletin? Email us at ChargerBulletin@newhaven.edu for more information!
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Dave’s Music Report By Dave Iannacone
2010 VMA PREVIEW
The MTV Video Music Awards are always one of the most anticipated and talked about award shows 6. Right Above It, Lil Wayne, featuring Drake, Cash every year. The VMAs Money have provided some of the most memorable (and usu7. Cooler Than Me, Mike Posner, J-Records ally infamous) moments in modern music history, 8. California Gurls, Katy Perry, featuring Hayley Wilincluding, in recent years, liams, Capitol the Britney/Christina/ 9. Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars, Elektra Records Madonna spit-swap and Kanye West’s hijacking of 10. Magic, B.o.B, featuring Rivers Cuomo, Atlantic Taylor Swift’s acceptance (C) 2010 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC. speech. With the 2010 awards right around the corner, this year’s show will no doubt provide more classic moments that will be talked about for By TOM CHIEPPO years, the economy, the years to come. STAFF WRITER loss of jobs everywhere,” ––––––––––––––––––––– Rock said on www. rttnews.com. “I wanted to By TOM CHIEPPO STAFF WRITER Though Born Free was make a record that reflect––––––––––––––––––––– originally scheduled to be ed the times, but that still released on September 7, had soul.” Tired of the same re-run it is now going to be out Also, Born Free will at music retail stores on include Metallica’s James television shows you have November 16. Kid Rock Hetfield and the Red Hot seen over and over during explained during an inter- Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith the summer? Just can’t view on billboard.com that playing guitar and drums stop flicking through the “the songs can change any on seven of the albums channels with your remote day now. I still don’t know tracks. However, there to find something pleasant if it’s going to be two al- can be more songs added to watch? Well, have no bums or just a 14 track al- before the November 16 fear, the fall TV lineup is here! bum.” release. The album will feature Kid Rock is an Ameri1.) Sons of Anarchy an all-star guest list of tal- can rock star who has sold is back for its third season ented artists from various over 25 million albums genres, including T.I, Mar- around the world. His cur- and will air September 7 tina McBride, Zac Brown, rent album, Rock ‘N Roll at 10 p.m. on FX. What’s Sheryl Crow, Trace Ad- Jesus, debuted at #1 on the next? Zobelle (Adam Arkins, Bob Seger, and Un- Billboard Top 200 chart kin) will return in the seacle Cracker. and has reached multi- son premiere. Jax (Charlie Born Free will be pro- platinum status, selling in Hunnam) is destroyed at duced by legendary Rick excess 4 million copies the loss of his son. Clay Rubin who has worked worldwide. He has be- (Ron Perlman) and his with other acts, such as come one of the country’s sons try to get him on his Metallica, Beasties Boys, most vocal supporters of feet. Gemma (Katy Sagal) Linkin Park, AC/DC, U.S. military personnel is on the run after being acJohnny Cash, and Limp serving overseas and has cused of murdering CamBizkit. Kid Rock decided traveled to Iraq, making eron’s son (Callard Harto write his eighth album countless trips to provide ris) because agent Stahl for the city of Detroit entertainment and support. (Ally Walker) framed her about the economic probKid Rock found suc- for murder. Hal Holbrook lems they have been ex- cess in the music business guest stars as Gemma’s periencing for quite some at the age of 27, and he dad and Stephen King will time, especially with their continues to do so with his make a guest appearance unemployment rate that eighth album coming out during the season. could potentially rise up to in a little over two months 2.) Nikkita will be on 50%. It seems that his rock n’ the CW network and air on “Watching everything roll career will stay sucThursdays, beginning Sepgo downhill the past few cessful. tember 9. The new show 5. DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love, Usher, featuring Pitbull, La Face
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This year’s confirmed performers include B.o.B., Justin Bieber, Eminem, Usher and Paramore, with deadmau5 acting as the house-artist. However, there will no doubt be a number of surprises as there usually are. Confirmed presenters include Ke$ha, Ne-Yo and Justin Timberlake. The true star of the 2010 VMAs is without a doubt going to be Lady Gaga, who is up for a record 13 awards for her videos for “Bad Romance” and “Telephone” (featuring Beyonce). In fact, her nomination total moves
up to 18 if the ones for Beyonce’s Video “Telephone,” which features Gaga, are included. However, it is impossible that she will be able to take home all 13 (or even 18) because she is competing against herself in multiple categories including Video of the Year. Other artists with multiple nominations include Eminem with 8, B.o.B. with 5, and Beyonce with 5 of her own and 8 total if “Telephone”’ is included. The award for Video of the Year will come down to 6 nominees, including two from Lady Gaga, 30 Sec-
ond to Mars’ “Kings and Queens,” B.o.B.’s “Airplanes” (featuring Haley Williams), Eminem’s “Not Afraid,” and Florence + the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over.” If you ask me, Gaga’s “Bad Romance” should walk away with this one, hands down, and it’s likely that it will. The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on Sunday, September 12 at 9:00 p.m. With Chelsea Handler hosting, this is sure to be a classic show full of great moments, great music and great surprises. Be sure to tune in!
stars Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsey Fonseca, Xander Berkeley. Nikkita (Maggie Q) used to be a top assassin for the secret agency government called the Division, but has escaped their control and is looking to defeat them. The Division, led by agent recruiter, trainer, and mentor Michael West, is on the chase to take her out.
erybody Loves Raymond reunion, as Raymond’s mama, Doris Roberts, guest stars as Brick’s new teacher, who has some unflattering opinions about Frankie’s (Patricia Heaton) parenting methods, just like Marie does.
is forced to hide, leaving his wife Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, Life on Mars) and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, Flash Forward). Lyons is fueled by desire to reunite with his family and battle the criminal forces that are trying to take over Palm City. Faraday becomes “The Cape,” his son’s favorite comic book Superhero, who takes law into his own hands.
Preview of New and Returning Shows for Fall 2010
5.) The Office will return for its seventh season and will premiere on September 23, airing on 3.) Two and a Half Thursdays at 9 p.m.on Men, even with all of the NBC. The next season rehab issues that surround will entail Michael Scott Charlie Sheen, will (Steve Carell) trying to premiere on Sep- bring former loves Holtember 20 and will con- ly (Amy Ryan) and Jan tinue to air on Mondays on (Melora Hardin) back CBS. What will be into the picture. Michael next for season 8? will also experience some Series creator Chuck Lorre medical woes from a sohints that it will include a cial disease. Special guest water cooler moment for star Timothy Olyphant Jake (Angus T. Jones), will play a rival paper while Charlie Harper salesman with a connec(Charlie Sheen) is still tion to Dunder Mifflin. feeling emotional about his breakup with Chelsea, 6.) The Cape will air (Jennifer Bini Taylor) and on NBC, but there is no makes a series of bad emo- scheduled date and time tionally-charges choices. for the show as of yet. The season premiere will 4.) The Middle will be about Lyons (Vince premiere its second season Faraday), an honest cop on September 22 and it on a corrupt police force, will air on Wednesdays at who finds himself framed 8 p.m. on ABC. The show for a series of murders will feature a mini Ev- and presumed dead. He
7.) No Ordinary Family will be on ABC on September 28 and will air Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. The show will star Michael Chikils, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker, Jimmy Bennett, Romany Malco, and Autumn Reeser. The Powell family is involved in a plane crash in the Amazon jungle, where the plane dunks them into a phosphorescent lake. The family realizes that they now have unique abilities. The Powells decide to escape, leaving the pilot for dead, but they don’t realize that the pilot has awakened causing danger to come into play. The Powells know how to fight crime, but will their emotions get in their way to stop all evil?
2010 Harmony Classic Schedule Wednesday, September 8 – Gary Steele “History – The Backbone of Opportunity” - Dodds Hall Theater at 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 9 – Dr. Henry C. Lee “Equal Justice - Lessons Learned from High Profile Cases” Dodds Hall Theater at 7 p.m.
Friday, September 10 – ASME/NSBE Presentation - Dodds Hall Parking Lot – Welcome Alumni Corporate Mixer - Jackie’s Café, New Haven from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 11 – New Haven vs. Lincoln: DellaCamera Stadium, 1 p.m. - Health and Science Career Fair: UNH Athletic Complex, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Vendor Fair: UNH Athletic Complex, starts at 9 a.m. - Kids Zone: UNH Athletic Complex, opens at 9 a.m. - Tailgating: UNH Athletic Complex parking lots open at 8 a.m. - Greek Tailgating: UNH Athletic Complex parking lots open at 8 a.m. - Greek Strolling: UNH Athletic Complex - 5th Quarter band performance: DellaCamera Stadium, postgame