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Clarion welcomes new president Kelsey Huebert News Editor
CLARION, Pa. - Clarion University’s new president has a clear idea of her primary roles. “I think a president is both leader and facilitator,” President Karen Whitney said. Whitney’s philosophy is one of listening and learning. “Right now I’m in, what I call, my ‘hitting the ground listening mode,’” Whitney said. This initial phase will last 90 days. She presented a presidential “Hitting the Ground” forum Sept. 15 in Hart Chapel at Clarion University. She will also present a second forum 12:30-2 p.m. Sept. 20 in Robert Rhoades Center Auditorium on the Venango Campus. Whitney encouraged all community members to
President Karen Whitney participate in her survey on CUP’s website. After gathering information, Whitney will draft a long-term priority plan. “I like to always have a plan of a relatively short
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duration, around 500 days.” Beginning her family’s fourth generation in higher education, Whitney earned a bachelor of arts in psychology and
master’s degree in public administration from the University of Houston, and later a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Her career as an instructor began at the University of Houston. In 1999, she became the Vice Chancellor of student life, and Dean of Students and the Indiana
University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She has published numerous academic papers and has presented at a variety of professional conferences. Clarion and Beyond, an alumni newsletter, reports both former president Joseph Grunenwald and Council of Trustees Chair Lee James are thrilled with the appointment of Whitney to the post of president. Whitney will be the 16th president in Clarion’s 143 year history; her duties began on July 1. Some of her more important responsibilities are finance planning, policy development, and budget oversight. “Being president of a university is an awesome position, in that it has the potential of doing great good, and I didn’t want to seek it without a lot of thought,” Whitney said. “I asked myself, is there another chapter for me?”
Cut line temporarily disrupts Verizon service Kelsey Huebert News Editor
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This 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, operated by Bobby Jarrett, is one of the two vehicles involved in the accident.
Three killed in head-on collision on Miola Road in Highland Twp. HIGHLAND, Pa. - State police report a head-on collision killed three at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday on Miola Road in Highland Township. James Winner Jr, 81, of Hollywood Beach, Fla., Bobby Jarrett, 82, of Tionesta, Pa., and Raymond Fair, 76, of Tylersburg, Pa. were pronounced dead at the scene by Assistant Coroner Joe Rupert. Police say for unknown reasons Winner’s Lexus RX 350 traveled from the northbound lane to the southbound lane and struck the 1997 Chev-
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Lexus RX 350, operated by James Winner Jr. rolet Blazer operated by Jarrett, in which Fair was a passenger, and caused
severe front end damage to both vehicles. After the impact, both
vehicles remained in the southbound lane. Winner and Jarrett were wearing seatbelts; Fair was not. Clarion Hospital Ambulance, Farmington Township Ambulance, Clarion Volunteer Fire Department and Farmington Township Fire Department assisted on the scene. In an e-mail to KDKA TV-News Pittsburgh, Winner’s nephew, Timothy Protos, said Winner made donations to Westminster College and Slippery Rock University.
Central Pa. man charged in road flagger’s death AP Exchange LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the death of a state highway worker last spring State police say 25-yearold Jared Geibe of Palmyra turned himself in Monday to face charges that also included involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person and summary traffic offenses. He is scheduled to have a preliminary hear-
ing Nov. 18. Authorities said he struck 57-year-old Thomas Allen of Lebanon on May 11 as he was working as a flagger for a moving road-cutting operation in Lebanon County. Investigators said Geibe had just crested a hill when he swerved to avoid stopped traffic and went up and along an embankment before striking Allen, who died at the scene. A listed number for Geibe could not be found Wednesday and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.
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CLARION, Pa. - A line severance in Sizerville State Park in Cameron and Potter counties disrupted Verizon wireless and landline communications across half of Pennsylvania for approximately 15 hours early Wednesday. “These things are generally on a more isolated basis,” Verizon Wireless district manager Warren Dixon said an hour before connections were restored. Dixon said a major trunkline --- an underground fiber-optic cable was somehow cut. Dixon speculates the severance was caused by unauthorized excavation. At the Verizon Freedom Wireless outlet in the Clarion Mall, curious customers checked on
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the status of their cellular service. According to an official corporate report, over 40 cell sites were down, as far south as Pittsburgh, and as far east as Du Bois, Pa. “The Driver’s Licence Center here in the mall can’t use their fax machine,” said Dixon, “and we couldn’t make long distance calls earlier.” “We can still sell merchandise, but we are unable to activate phones until it is resolved,” Dixon said. Dixon has been working for Verizon for 12 years, the last six of those as district manager. “We are all suprised at the impact this has had on the community,” dixon said. “This incident is not Verizon’s fault,” Dixon said. “Our service has always been reliable.”
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West expresses concerns over Iran’s nuclear program Edith M. Lederer AP Exchange
UNITED NATIONS — The United States, Britain and France expressed growing concern Wednesday that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program and developing ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. The three Western powers were joined by Russia and China, which have close ties to Iran, in calling on the government in Tehran to return to negotiations on its nuclear program. China’s deputy U.N. ambassador Wang Ming said, without elaborating,
that “at present new opportunities have emerged for restarting dialogue.” The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council spoke after a briefing by the head of the committee monitoring sanctions against Iran. The council imposed a fourth round of sanctions against Iran in June for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment and start negotiations with the five permanent members and Germany. The council briefing took place ahead of a meeting next week of foreign ministers from the six countries on the sidelines of the annual
ministerial session of the U.N. General Assembly. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is among some 140 world leaders scheduled to attend the annual meeting and a summit to promote the achievement of U.N. anti-poverty goals that precedes it. Ambassadors from the three Western countries highlighted a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency and comments Monday by its chief, Yukiya Amano, who said he cannot confirm that all of Iran’s nuclear activities are peaceful, as Tehran claims, because the coun-
try has offered only selective cooperation to the U.N. nuclear watchdog and has rejected several inspectors. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice pointed to “clear evidence that Iran is refusing to take any step to begin resolving concerns that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons — and continues actions that in fact deepen these concerns.” “The IAEA’s report is the clearest evidence yet that Iran is refusing to address our proliferation concerns and appears determined to acquire a nuclear weapons capability,” she said. Rice also expressed
concern that Iran is pursuing ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons in violation of U.N. sanctions — a concern echoed by Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant and France’s U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud. Tehran says its peaceful nuclear program is aimed solely at producing nuclear energy, but Araud said “Iran’s nuclear program has no credible civilian application.” The Western envoys said despite deep concerns about Iran’s nuclear intentions, the offer of negotiations remains on the table.
But Lyall Grant also warned that they remain “determined to continue to respond robustly to Iran’s refusal to comply with its international obligations.” The Western ambassadors urged the sanctions committee to quickly appoint a panel of experts to help monitor what countries are doing to implement the measures. The committee called on all countries to submit reports on the actions they have taken, noting that only 36 countries did so within the mandatory 60-day requirement.
Climate for GOP keeps getting better Lawsuit: gas drilling Liz Sidoti
WASHINGTON — Tilted toward the GOP from the start of the year, the political environment has grown even more favorable for Republicans and rockier for President Barack Obama and his Democrats over the long primary season that just ended with a bang. With November’s matchups set and the general election campaign beginning in earnest Wednesday, an Associated Press-GfK poll found that more Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction than did before the nomination contests got under way in February. Also, more now disapprove of the job Obama is doing. And more now want to see Republicans in control of Congress rather than the Democrats who now run the House and Senate. The country’s pessimism benefits the out-ofpower GOP, which clearly has enthusiasm on its side. Far more people voted this year in Republicans primaries than in Democratic contests, and the antiestablishment tea party coalition has energized the GOP even as it has sprung a series of primary surprises. “We’re definitely in a stronger position than we’ve been in really at any point this year,” Sen. John Cornyn, who leads the effort to elect Senate Republicans, said in an interview. Said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: “Turnout and enthusiasm are off the charts.” Indeed, Republicans expected turnout of 30,000 to 40,000 in Delaware on Tuesday. Some 57,582 people showed up to vote as tea party-backed Christine O’Donnell upset moderate Rep. Mike Castle for the Senate GOP nomination. By most accounts, the outcome diminished Republican chances of winning former Vice President Joe Biden’s seat. But Republicans got their preferred candidate in New Hampshire as former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte fended off tea party-supported Ovide Lamontagne by a razor-thin margin. Fueling voter anger is an unemployment rate that’s hovered near 10 percent all year despite efforts by Obama and fellow Democrats to accelerate the economic recovery.
“I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure that they’re out of office,” said independent voter Robbin Payton of Newport News, Va., reflecting just how toxic the environment is for the party in power. Overall, it’s an extraordinarily dreary backdrop for Obama’s beleaguered party. And with just seven weeks until Election Day, Democrats are running out of options to mitigate widespread expected losses of House, Senate and governor’s seats from coast to coast on Nov. 2. “The reality is if you take the 30,000-foot view, it doesn’t probably look that inviting,” Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who leads the committee charged with electing Senate Democrats, said in an interview. “If you take the stateby-state view ... it’s far more beneficial to us” because in places like Delaware “Republicans have chosen extremists to be their nominees.” In the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted that the Democrats would keep control. But, underscoring the woes facing Democrats, she stopped short of the kind of confidence she’s shown in past campaigns when her party had a political tail wind. “I am not yielding one grain of sand. I want to have the same big, strong majority that we have,” said Pelosi, D-Calif. As Illinois kicked off the primary season Feb. 2, there was little talk even among Republicans that power in the House was in reach, much less in the Senate. But the national landscape has only has worsened for Democrats. Back then: —The unemployment rate was 9.7 percent; it’s 9.6 now. —Half of the country said in January that the country was on the wrong track; 57 percent say that now in the new AP-GfK poll. —About 42 percent of the country disapproved of Obama’s job performance; half does now. —Democrats had a 49 percent to 37 percent advantage over Republicans on the party that voters want to see control Congress; the GOP now enjoys a 55-39 lead among likely voters. Republicans have steadily gained ground on economic issues and now have a slight advantage on handling the economy,
the federal deficit and taxes. They improved their standing in the past month even as Obama stepped up his efforts to persuade the public to give Democratic solutions more time to work. At the same time, 40 percent of likely voters call themselves tea party supporters, and most of them lean toward Republicans while nearly two-thirds have a deeply negative impression of Democrats. That means the GOP could be in strong shape on Nov. 2 if tea party backers turn out and vote Republican. That’s what they’ve been doing so far this year: The grass-roots, antiestablishment movement can claim wins in at least seven GOP Senate races, a handful of Republican gubernatorial contests and dozens of House primary campaigns. Also, Obama’s job-performance standing on the economy is at a low point, and a majority of people now say they will consider their feelings about him when they vote for Congress this fall. “I don’t care for what the man is doing. I think he’s leaving a lot of Americans behind,” said independent Larry Schmidt, 61, of Shingletown, Calif. He says he’ll back a Republican, if he even votes. The House is most at risk of changing hands. Upward of 75 races are competitive, most held by Democrats. Republicans need to gain 40 seats to seize control. Most vulnerable are conservative-to-moderate Democrats in districts John McCain won in the 2008 presidential campaign, and other Democrats who rode Obama’s coattails, benefiting from participation spikes among young and minority voters. The GOP needs a 10seat gain for Senate control, a tall order. Republicans and Democrats alike say that quest got even more difficult Tuesday in Delaware when O’Donnell won the GOP nomination. Democrats had all but written off that Senate seat when it was assumed that Castle would be the nominee, but now they say they’re favored, and many Republicans agree. Nonetheless, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is sending O’Donnell’s campaign the maximum possible donation, $42,000, and for-
mer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a potential presidential candidate in 2012, is kicking in $5,000 from his political action committee. The GOP still is virtually assured to pick up a North Dakota seat. Republicans also could overtake vulnerable incumbent Sens. Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas and Michael Bennett in Colorado, as well as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada. Among other Democratic-held seats: GOP candidates are leading comfortably in Indiana and Pennsylvania, and Republicans are competitive in Illinois, Connecticut, California, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Republicans also have an advantage in states where they are defending seats they now hold that are coming open: Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri and New Hampshire. With less than two months to go, Democrats are focused on slowing a GOP wave that could give Republicans control of Congress and on trying to fire up their deeply dispirited Democratic base while stemming the flood of independents who now are leaning strongly toward the GOP. They haven’t gained traction with warnings that electing Republicans would mean a return to George W. Bush’s policies. Now, Democrats are trying a different tack by elevating — and subsequently tearing down — House GOP leader John Boehner, the likely House speaker should Republicans win control. They’re also pouring millions of dollars into advertising designed mostly to make GOP candidates unacceptable instead of highlighting their own accomplishments. There’s no certainty any of those tactics will work. For now at least, Republicans are simply selling themselves as something other than the status quo. And, if the antiestablishment results of the primary season are any measure, it may just work. The AP-GfK Poll was conducted Sept. 8 to 13, 2010 by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. It involved landline and cell phone interviews with 1, 000 adults nationwide, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points for all adults, 4.5 for registered voters and 5.7 for likely voters.
fluid ruined wells Liz Sidoti
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP)— Thirteen families in the heart of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale say their water wells have been contaminated by poisonous fluids blasted deep underground by a drilling company using a technique at the center of a fierce nationwide debate. A faulty gas well drilled by Houston-based Southwestern Energy Co. leaked toxic fracking fluid into local groundwater in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna County, exposing residents to dangerous chemicals and sickening a child, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit — one of the first in the nation to link hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to tainted groundwater — said the well’s cement casing was defective. It also cites spills of industrial waste, diesel fuel and other hazardous substances. “The fracking fluid leaked into the aquifer and contaminated wells within several thousand feet, if not more,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Peter Cambs of Port Washington, N.Y. A Southwestern official denied any problems with the well and state environmental officials said they found no link between the well and any contamination. Fracking is the process by which natural gas is extracted from dense shale deposits, including the vast Marcellus Shale in the Northeast. Millions of gallons of water, mixed with chemicals and sand, are pumped at high pressure thousands of feet underground to create fissures in the rock and release the gas. Pennsylvania and West Virginia have seen thousands of wells drilled in recent years as the riches of the Marcellus Shale have become more accessible with the fracking technique. Some geologists estimate the Marcellus, which also lies beneath New York and Ohio, contains more than 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The oil and gas industry says hydraulic fracturing has been used safely for decades and that there has never been a proven case of groundwater contamination caused by fracking. Environmental-
ists fear otherwise. The Susquehanna County claims come as the Environmental Protection Agency — just 40 miles away in Binghamton, N.Y. — holds the last of four national hearings on the impact of fracking on water and public health. Fracking is currently exempt from EPA regulation; the agency is considering how to structure a study requested by Congress, where bills are pending that would reverse the exemption. The environmental group Riverkeeper released a report to EPA on Wednesday summarizing more than 100 cases of contamination related to natural gas drilling around the country. The report cites cases where federal and state regulators identified gas drilling operations as the known or suspected cause of groundwater, drinking water, and surface water contamination. Riverkeeper documented more than 20 cases of tainted drinking water in Pennsylvania; more than 30 cases of groundwater and drinking water contamination in Colorado and Wyoming; and more than 10 surface water spills of drilling fluid in the Marcellus Shale region. Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has logged 1,435 violations of the state’s oil and gas laws in the Marcellus Shale in the last two and a half years, the report says. The report also documents more than 30 investigations of stray gas migration from new and abandoned wells in Pennsylvania and five explosions between 2006 and 2010 that contaminated ground or surface water. The lawsuit filed in Susquehanna County said water wells became contaminated with high levels of barium, manganese and strontium after Southwestern, in 2008, drilled its Price No. 1 well in Lenox Township. The contaminated water wells are less than 2,000 feet from the gas well. The plaintiffs seek monetary damages, environmental cleanup and medical monitoring. The suit said the child who has been sickened has shown neurological symptoms “consistent with toxic exposure to heavy metals.” A lawyer would not elaborate on the child’s ailments.
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T’S A NEW YEAR at Clarion University. The streets and parking lots are filled with cars again and the leaves are turning from summer green to the fiery tones our community celebrates each fall. Thousands of new freshmen have arrived in town, being bombarded by orientations, syllabuses, administration statements, bus schedules, maps, pledge drives, blood drives, bake sales, and campus events. Even for seasoned upperclassmen, making sense of it all can be downright bewildering. That’s where we come in. The Clarion Call has been delivering the news to Clarion since 1913, two years before the university was acquired by the state of Pennsylvania. Nearly a century after our founding, a lot has
changed — they didn’t have Twitter and Facebook in those days — but our core mission remains the same: to provide fresh news, engaging features, and comprehensive coverage of what’s important to Clarion students. But we can’t do it alone. For a long time, the newspaper was a one-way lane of communication: We print, you read. With 21st-century tools, we hope to establish an open dialogue between ourselves and the community we serve. Send us an e-mail, make a comment on our website, share your photos with us on Facebook. Remember, this is your newspaper. Good luck in the coming semester, Eagles. We’ll be with you every step of the way. — The Clarion Call
Union City woman fights jail time to keep cats ed palattella AP Exchange
UNION CITY, Pa. — They are quiet creatures, the three pet cats slinking about Pauline Habursky’s home. But through the three felines — Kelly, Princess and Sarah — Habursky is speaking loudly. By having them, the 82-year-old is showing how defiantly she is fighting animal cruelty charges filed against her in November, after authorities found 25 live cats inside her 640-square-foot house and 82 dead cats wrapped in bags and stacked inside three of her
freezers. “I want my three cats,” Habursky said this week. “That’s all I need is my three cats. Is that so much to ask?” The question is set to go before a district judge soon, even though the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and Habursky’s former lawyer reached a deal on her case in January. Habursky and her new lawyer have withdrawn from the agreement, which prohibited Habursky from owning cats for 540 days, or about 18 months. Habursky has opted for summary trial before a district judge on 25 counts of cruelty to animals.
The strategy has plenty of risks for Habursky, whom the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania has characterized as being a cat hoarder. If convicted, she could go to prison and be barred from owning cats for more than six years. But Habursky said she considers going to trial the best way for her to keep cats. And by withdrawing from the agreement, she was able to regain possession of Kelly, Princess and Sarah while she awaits prosecution. She said those are the only cats she will have in her house, now or in the
future. “This is my family,” said Habursky, who, childless, lives alone and whose husband died 11 years ago. “That’s all I have, are my cats.” Since she was charged after the visit from animal cruelty officers on Nov. 5, Habursky said she has heard from well-wishers as far away as Austria. She said they have offered her support and raised money for her to hire her new lawyer, Jeff Connelly, of Erie. One of those supporters is Linda Theuerkauf-Tew, who lives near Richmond, Va., and is formerly of Girard. She said she believes animal cruelty officers
treated Habursky unfairly and did not consider that she had taken in the cats from neighbors and strangers rather than see them euthanized at the Humane Society. Habursky has also said that she put the 82 dead cats in her freezer only because she could not afford to cremate them. Habursky also said she cared for the 82 cats before they died, and that she never hurt any of the animals. Habursky had labeled each bag with the cat’s name and date and time it had died. “She did let it get it out of hand,” TheuerkaufTew said.
The Humane Society’s executive director, Joe Grisanti, said his organization was looking out for the cats and Habursky when the society took the animals in November. The 25 live cats were infested with fleas, ear mites and intestinal parasites. One cat was missing its ears. “The primary concern, from the Humane Society’s position, is the health and safety and well-being of the animals,” Grisanti said. “When you have a cat-hoarding situation, the well-being of the individual goes hand-inhand.”
Controller faulted in Hudson midair collision Joan Lowy
WASHINGTON— Errors by an air traffic controller distracted by a personal phone call set the stage for a midair collision last year over the Hudson River between a tour helicopter and a small plane that claimed nine lives, a federal safety panel said Tuesday. While the National Transportation Safety Board placed a large share of the blame for the Aug. 8, 2009, accident on the controller, it also faulted Federal Aviation Administration rules in the busy air corridor over the Hudson between New York and New Jersey that rely on pilots to “see and avoid” other aircraft rather than be actively separated by
air traffic controllers. NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman expressed concern that midair collisions are still occurring more than 50 years after the collision of two airliners over the Grand Canyon prompted reforms that led to the creation of the FAA and the nation’s air traffic control system. Midair collisions involving airliners are rare today thanks largely to onboard cockpit warning systems. But there have been 59 collisions involving helicopters and small planes, which are not equipped with the same warning systems as airliners, in the U.S. since 2005, board members noted. Both aircraft involved in last year’s accident
were equipped with a different kind of technology — traffic monitoring systems — that provide indications of the impeding collision, investigators told the board. But those indications, which can be so frequent that investigators said pilots often tune them out, were ignored or went unobserved. Hersman said the collision was due to “a merger of missteps” than began with the controller who cleared Steven Altman’s Piper Lance for takeoff. Altman, 60, of Ambler, Pa., requested that the controller continue to advise him of potential traffic conflicts after takeoff. But the controller, engaged in a bantering personal phone call about
a dead cat while directing traffic, was distracted and violated several procedures, investigators said. He waited more than two minutes to give Altman a new radio frequency after he handed off the plane to controllers at nearby Newark Liberty International Airport. When the controller did relay the frequency to Altman, he spoke very rapidly, making his words difficult to understand, investigators said. Altman read back the frequency to the controller incorrectly as 127.8 instead of 127.85. Controllers are supposed to listen to a pilot’s readback of a frequency and correct it if it’s wrong. However, the controller received a radio call from
Newark controllers at the same moment, as well as being distracted by the personal phone call and other traffic he was handling. He didn’t correct — and probably didn’t hear — the incorrect readback, investigators said. As a result, Altman was probably tuned to the wrong radio frequency and couldn’t be reached by controllers when they tried to warn him of the impending collision, investigators said. Also killed in the accident was the helicopter’s pilot, Jeremy Clarke, 32, of Lanoka Harbor, N.J., who apparently couldn’t see Altman’s plane, investigators said. Clarke would have had to look behind his right shoulder to see it coming.
The helicopter was visible from the window of Altman’s plane. But a presentation by investigators demonstrated that it would have been difficult for Altman to discern the helicopter against the background of the New York skyline until a few seconds before the accident. Altman and his two passengers — his brother, Daniel Altman, 49, of Dresher, Pa., and his 16-year-old son, Douglas — were killed in the collision. Also killed were Clark and five tourists from the Bologna area of Italy: Michele Norelli, 51; his son Filippo Norelli, 16; Fabio Gallazzi, 49; his wife, Tiziana Pedroni, 44; and their son Giacomo Gallazzi, 15.
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Human remains found in barrel, Western Pa. man charged Joe Mandak AP Exchange
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with criminal homicide in connection with human remains found in a submerged barrel late last month, but state police released few details Tuesday about the still-developing investigation. State police in Indiana, Pa., said only that they have obtained an arrest warrant for Jon Anthony Black, 32, on a single charge of criminal homicide. Police were searching for Black. “Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation and the possibility of additional actors being charged, the Court of Common Pleas has sealed the criminal complaint
and affidavit of probable cause,” police said in a three-paragraph news release Tuesday. Trooper John Matchik, a spokesman for the barracks, told The Associated Press that the charges against Black relate to remains found Aug. 31 under a bridge in the Conemaugh River near Blairsville. That’s about 45 miles east of Pittsburgh. The identity of the victim, and how that person was killed, have yet to be released by police or the county coroner. Black was last known to live in Yukon, Westmoreland County, though he also has ties to the area where the body was found, Matchik told the AP. Black has several tattoos on his upper body,
“Due to the sensitive nature of the investigation and the possibility of additional actors being charged, the Court of Common Pleas has sealed the criminal complaint and affadavit of probable cause.” — State Police including a large skull on his upper right arm and an image of Hitler on his upper right chest, police said. Black was awaiting trial on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia
filed by Indiana borough police in March, according to online court records. Details of those charges were not immediately available. Online records also show Black also was
sentenced to six to 12 months in jail after pleading guilty in October 2001 to causing an auto accident involving death or injury. In January 2004, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and related charges, including another drug paraphernalia charge, in Westmoreland County and was sentenced to one year minus a day to two years minus two days in jail, online records show. Such a sentence is typically imposed so a defendant can serve the time in a county jail as opposed to a state prison — which is where any sentence of longer than two years must be served — though court records detailing that case were not immediately available Tuesday. In the current case, state
police have previously said they began searching the river Aug. 30, based on information that grew out of an investigation into a series of robberies and burglaries. Police haven’t supplied a timeframe for those crimes, nor said if anybody has been charged with them. Before Tuesday, police had yet to file charges in connection with the body, though they have said all along they were treating the case as a homicide. Indiana County Coroner Michael Baker has said the remains found in the metal, 55-gallon drum had likely been there for months, but less than a year. Baker did not immediately return a call for comment Tuesday. The investigation is currently pending.
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Status of Women commision begins recruiting Brandy Hadden Features Staff
Women across Clarion University may have taken a special interest in the CU eDigest e-mail this week after skimming across the title, ‘Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.’ The primary mission of PCSW, according to the e-mail, is “to foster a campus climate favorable to professional, intellectual, and personal growth for all Clarion University women.” “Basically we want to elevate the status of women on campus and everywhere else,” said Linda Lillard, a professor in library science at Clarion University and current president of PCSW. “We support many different things for female students.” According to the description of the commission on the University website, PCSW is dedicated “to the improvement of Clarion University women, regardless of age, race, class, ethnicity, disabilities and/or sexual orientation.” PCSW was established in 1983 as a subcommittee of the Affirmative Action Committee and achieved commission status in 1989 by state mandate. The commission serves the university as a body that examines and monitors issues of equity that are brought to light. “If someone were to become concerned with an issue going on, they could come to us, and we could raise the concern in the appropriate way,” PCSW cochair Rhonda Clark said. “We don’t just go on word, of course,” said Clark, “We will investigate the issue and serve as a group that raises awareness.” In addition to investigating concerns on discrimination, there are also subcommittees designed to watch more closely. For example the subcommittee of curriculum simply watches what’s going on inside
classrooms and makes sure that there is diversity in the class discussions and workshops. The commission has developed many programs to help address the needs of women at Clarion including: ‘The Returning Adult and Commuting Students Center,” “The Women’s Studies Program and minor”, “The original Sexual Harassment Committee” (which is now a presidential commission as well) and “the annual Women’s Conference.” In order to support their cause on campus PCSW sponsors events such as speakers, films, workshops and exhibitions, as well as time into one major project every year, which has yet to be decided for this academic term. “We financially support a group that has a similar interest to ours. Even if the amount is small, it’s a symbolic gesture,” Clark said. Topics for awareness cover a wide range that can include the issues of health, sexual orientation, African-American women’s perspectives, acquaintance rape, violence against women and sports equity. Both Clark and Lillard discussed how important membership involvent is to the cause. “The more membership involvement there is, the more possibilities there are.” Lillard said. Lillard went on to say how much student enthusiasm and energy would benefit the cause and give it a fresh outlook. “There needs to be a large increase in involvement. It would be really nice to have more students involved.” “[New members] need to have a commitment to the goals of the commission as well as share a primary interest,” Clark said. PCSW usually meets on the first Wednesday of ever month, however their first meeting of the year is at 3:45 p.m. in Women Studies room of Harvey hall. After next week, however, they will resume their normal schedule in October.
Michael Poll presented his workshop, “Create Your Own Destiny, Because No One Else Will” Sept. 13 at Hart Chapel. Poll showed those attending a series of motivating examples of “destiny creators,” including director Steven Spielberg and writer/director/actor Sylvester Stallone. In his presentation, Poll set up three distinct groups of individuals and their approach to success. These three groups were Destiny Downers, Destiny Dreamers and Destiny Creators. Destiny Downers frequently exhibit a “negative view on life,” Poll said. They tend to worry unnecessarily about things, are prone to complaining and gossiping, and frequently live in the past and in regret. On the opposite end of the spectrum are the Destiny Dreamers, who are prone to being wishers, hopers and dreamers rather than those who live out their dreams. Poll said they “go with the flow, and wait for things to happen” while they dream of the future and things they wish to happen. The last group includes Destiny Creators, who exhibit an over-all positive life attitude and “are willing to take risks,” Poll said. They tend to be most realistic about their expectations regarding winning and losing. They usually tend to have an “it’s up to me” attitude, which exemplifies the “If
it’s meant to be, it’s up to me” mentality that Poll preaches heavily in his presentation. Poll says he has personally been through all three stages, and states that at some point in their lives, so has everybody else. As an exercise for those in attendance, Poll encouraged the audience to write down two or three things they wish to achieve, and pick one for a “Destiny Splash,” which is a sort of map for the audience members to jot down what they’ve accomplished in regard to their dream, what they still need to learn and who has reached their destiny that they know as models to follow, what motivates them, and finally, what they will do next to reach their goals At the conclusion of his presentation, Poll left audience members with a a final statement “Destiny Creators discover their passion and focus on them with clarity and enthusiasm.” Senior art major Andrew Kotch attended the presentation and had good things to say about it. “I thought that it is something you have to do,” said Kotch. “You don’t want to waste your opportunities.” Kotch said the presentation was overall a valuable experience. “I always enjoy these sorts of things. It’s good to want to be that kind of person.” For further information about Poll and his message, visit www.LeadersMakeItHappen.com.
United Way prepares to kick off annual race Robbie Tubbs Features Staff
The United Way of Clarion County will host the annual race Sept. 25 to raise support for and to honor those serving in the military. “Run for a Hero” is the theme for this year’s race organized by the United Way of Clarion County. Pam Zahoran, executive director of the United Way of Clarion County, said that contestants in the race will run for a member of the military who may be
deployed overseas in a combat zone. “Military members active or nonactive, from any branch, can be recognized,” said Zahoran. The goal of the race is to bring attention back to the military and to honor them for their service to the country. The United Way has held the annual 5K Race/10K Challenge race for the last 26 years. This is the first year that there will be a theme for the race. There will be two different races. The first will be a 5K Race that starts on Main Street in Clarion and will go by Clarion Univer-
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sity, then end at the stadium. The 10K Challenge will start on Main Street, go through Eagle Park and the residential area of Clarion University and then end at the stadium. Contestants wanting to take part in the Run for a Hero race can pre-register for $15 by mailing an application to the United Way of Clarion County. Race-day registration will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Clarion University stadium. Raceday registration will be $20. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Clarion University students can reg-
ister at the Clarion University Recreational Center for $7.50 before the race. Families and individuals of all ages are encouraged to enter. “We have people of all ages signed up so far,” said Zahoran. Those unable to run are encouraged to enter and will be permitted to walk the race. Zorahan said she expects around 350 contestants for the race. Contestants will receive a special “Run for a Hero” shirt and a water bottle for signing up. Breakfast will be served See United Way, page 6
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before the race and is included in the registration fee. An awards ceremony will be at the end of the race. There will be cash prizes for the top three male and female contestants for both races. There will be medals awarded for all 14 age categories for both male and female contestants. There will be a special ceremony for the
military at the beginning of the race. The also will be a banner signing to honor military members. “We wanted to bring attention to the military and show our support for the troops,” said Zahoran. There will also be an item collection to send to troops. Items that may be of use to military members can be donated at the event. The main sponsors for the race include Tun-
nelTon Liquid Company, Clarion University, and Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. The United Way of Clarion County has been in operation since 1971. It’s a nonprofit organization that provides services to the community. Those interested in donating to the United Way can contact the organization at 814-226-8760 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
DOE awards $5.3 million to support development of university-based technology commercialization Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today in a press release the selection of five projects to build and strengthen “innovation ecosystems”. These will accelerate the movement of cutting-edge energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies from university laboratories into the market. This is the first time the Department is funding this type of university-based commercialization effort. The ecosystems will foster collaborative environments, bringing together key players from universities, the private sector, the federal government and Department of Energy National Laboratories to identify and develop new clean energy technologies and help them succeed in the marketplace. The projects will receive a total of $5.3 million in federal funding over
three years, which will be leveraged with grantee investments to support $9 million in total projects. Universities lead the innovation ecosystem projects announced today or non-profits based in five states, and convene a total of 80 project partners, uniting the strengths of universities, business, finance, government, research institutes, economic development organizations, accelerators, and National Laboratories. The projects were selected based on the following objectives: nurturing and mentoring entrepreneurs; pursuing intellectual property protection for technological innovations; engaging the surrounding business and venture capital community in their area; and integrating sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation across university schools and departments.
These projects build on the work of the Department’s broader commercialization efforts, which focus on connecting research and development activities with the venture capital funding and expertise that will help increase the rate and scale of clean energy technology market penetration amongst consumers across the United States. The selected projects announced today include the Clean Energy Trust, which consists of four separate university-based programs, all of which are based around getting new entrepreneurs to utilize the promoted and raise aware news of existing and new regional energy sources. Also included is the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, which will foster clean energy innovation and establish the Energy Innovation Acceleration Program.
The University of California in San Diego, was also one of the chosen projects, and it will, through competition of ideas, establish a virtual network to connect innovators, business students entrepreneur, and sources of capital together. Also, the University of Central California was awarded a portion to fund programs which will hold events incorporating technical showcases with business plan completion and business prototyping services. Finally, the University of Utah in Salt Lake City was also awarded a share, which will be used create the Energy Innovation Commercialization Center that will assist participating western universities and research institutions in transferring and commercializing university-developed technologies to industry and start-up companies.
Nashville nuns lead nation in number of newcomers Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A handful of Roman Catholic convents are contradicting the decades-long slide in the number of women choosing to devote their lives to the sisterhood. And at least two of them are doing it by sticking to tradition, including the wearing of habits. The number of nuns in the U.S. has dropped dramatically over the last several decades as more women in religious life approach retirement and are not replaced with younger sisters, but the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville have remained an exception for years. The order has 27 postulants entering the convent this fall, likely the largest group of new nuns in training in the U.S., according to religious scholars.Sisters at St. Cecilia’s and other thriving U.S. orders typically are younger, which makes them closer in age to potential newcomers. These orders also emphasize various traditional religious practices, like wearing long, flowing blackand-white habits and educating students. After joining the convent, nuns are limited to a great degree in their contact with the outside world. They can’t always use cell phones, are only allowed to visit family members at certain times of the year and must share the use of items like cars with other sisters in the convent. ”Initially when you enter you think you’re giving up so many treats: going out to Starbucks whenever you want in your car or going out to eat,” said Sister Scholastica Niemann, 31, who just entered her third year at St. Cecilia’s. She’ll take her final vows in five years. ”The reality is, through God’s generosity and generosity of people, you have more than you could ever want,” she said. “You don’t have to own things to use them. You realize material possessions sometimes,
because of our human nature, they can possess us.” Women entered religious life in large numbers in the 1950s and ‘60s, but that changed dramatically in the following decades as more career choices became available. In 1965, there were 179,954 religious sisters in the U.S. while today that number is around 57,544, according to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.More than nine in 10 women religious, who have taken final vows, were 60 or over in 2009. At St. Cecilia’s the median age for the 272 sisters in the order is 36; the youngest sister is 18, the oldest 101.Potential postulants see “young vibrant women, obviously happy with what they’re doing” at St. Cecilia’s and other growing orders, said Mary Gautier, senior research associate at CARA.The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, in Ann Arbor, Mich., has 22 postulants entering this fall, many of them right out of college.Like St. Cecilia’s, sisters at Mary, Mother of the Eucharist wear habits. And the average age of the sisters in the Michiganbased order is close to 28. ”Young people want to help others understand some of the deeper aspects of the life and that’s beautifully done in the classroom,” said sister Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz, vocation director for the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. She said entering postulants this fall include a highly decorated Harvard graduate and students from Notre Dame, St. Louis University and other esteemed schools and universities.”We’re having a vocation explosion,” Bogdanowicz said. “We can’t build enough. I expect a lot more than 22 (postulants) next year.” The world’s very confused as to why they’ve (postulants) entered a convent, she said. “They’re doing it because they want to make a difference in the world. We’re not just teaching facts but
the why behind life itself, ultimately that God has a purpose for all of us.” Sister Catherine Marie, executive director of St. Cecilia’s campus in Nashville, said the number of postulants this year is “unheard of for us. It’s really high.” In 2000, she said they had around 22, a high point for the order. Asked what attracts postulants to the order when there’s hundreds to choose from, she said many postulants seek out St. Cecilia’s because of its education emphasis and because the order still wears the more traditional habbits habits. The Nashville order operates an all-girls school — with around 257 students — which they founded 150 years ago, the same year the order was founded. The Michigan order also runs two K-8 schools in Ann Arbor. ”It’s not so much a fashion statement (sisters’ habits) as much as a desire for a radical simplicity or saying ‘I am about the work of God. I want to witness to that,’” Marie said. ”In the end, it’s who God inspires. They (postulants) hear about us in such divergent ways. It’s not recruitment, it’s not marketing, it’s the Holy Spirit.” Catherine Mooney, a professor at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, who’s written about women’s religious life, said one possible reason behind the thriving orders’ success is many postulants grew up when Pope John Paul II was in the Vatican and may be influenced by his more traditional views. People sharing their goods, having a communal lifestyle filled with prayer while educating and helping others, is also attractive to some. ”I don’t think it’s surprising young people who are religious and want to make some generous gesture in life would pursue any of a number of more traditional orders because that’s what they’ve seen going to church,” Mooney said.
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Album Review: Going Political Jacquelyn Reilly
Arts & Entertainment Staff
After a three-year span with one solo album, an iPhone application game and music development projects ranging from “Transformers: Rise of the Fallen” soundtrack to “Medal of Honor” video game features, Linkin Park has returned with its fourth studio album, “A Thousand Suns.” Three years seems to be the number that rock band Linkin Park uses to space out the development for albums. Since its formation in 1999, the Los Angeles-based band has released four albums, all with a three-year gap between each release. “A Thousand Suns” was released Sept. 14, and fans are asking themselves, “Is this the same band we’ve become accustomed to
for more than 10 years?” With the release of this first single, “The Catalyst,” a musically electronic vibe is more pronounced compared to past songs. Trying to escape the Limp Bizkit and Korn comparisons and nu-metal genre that many critics have placed the band into in the past, Linkin Park seems to be taking a page out of Green Day’s playbook. The single’s lyrics portray how society is stuck in a blurred line of entrapment by a force and an unwillingness to stand against it. With lyrics such as “We’re a broken people living under loaded gun,” to “Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns, for the sins of our hand,” it appears the band is continuing on a path of political
Album Review: Returning to form Nathan Whitehouse
Arts & Entertainment Staff
Weezer is an American Alternative Rock band that coined the genre of “nerd-rock” right from the start with its 1994 self-titled debut album. Over the past 16 years the band has released seven studio albums, with the first three releases – “The Blue Album” (1994), “Pinkerton” (1996) and “The Green Album” (2001) being the only ones worth listening to. Since the early 2000s Weezer’s musical credibility has been questioned by many fans; with all the albums being, for the most part, sub-par with a few catchy jingles here and there that you
just might hear on your favorite video games (“Beverly Hills” 2005 and “Pork and Beans” 2008). It looks to be more of the same coming from Rivers Cuomo and his crew -- pure immature ridiculousness with lyrics that will make listeners wonder. Weezer’s eighth studio album release, “Hurley,” is named for one of the most beloved characters on the television show “LOST.” The face of Jorge Garcia, the actor who portrays Hurley, is plastered on the cover. The saying “ Don’t judge a book by its cover” is used to its full effect with this album. “Hurley” seems to bring a genuine taste of old and new and lets listeners know
and war references laid out by the 2007 album, “Minutes to Midnight.” This central theme reoccurs throughout the beginning of the 15-track album. Most notable are references about the development of nuclear weapons and corrupted leaders of society in tracks, “Burning the Skies” and “Blackout.” Famous quotes from Robert Oppenheimer and Martin Luther King Jr. are included as interludes throughout the album. Oppenheimer, the famous scientific director of development for the first nuclear bomb, speaks of his knowledge of the effects the atomic bomb would create for society on the track, “The Radiance.” The album takes a turn with the track, “Wisdom, Justice, and Love,” quoting King’s famous speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” Continuing on, the tone of the album changes with tracks such as “Iridescent” and “The Messenger,” speaking of activism and movement away from war and machinery. Playing away from tradition, vocalist Chester Bennington gives more hallow and soft tone verses compared to hard screamed vocals of previous albums. MC styling of backing vocalist Mike Shinoda occurs on tracks, “When They Come For Me” and “Wretches and Kings.” These tracks carry a heavy hip-hop inspired tone so pronounced that the comparison to legend-
ary hip-hop group, Public Enemy, could be made. Traditionally known for rapping lyrics, Shinoda is also featured singing on two other tracks in the album. “A Thousand Suns” brings back legendary producer, Rick Rubin, who also coproduced “Minutes to Midnight” with the band. Fan and critic reaction to the first single have been mixed but proof that it was a commercial success is still documented. For the week of Sept. 18, “The Catalyst” peaked at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Alternative and Rock charts, while remaining on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 75. The second single, “Waiting For The End,” establishes another heavy hip-hop themed track from the album. Gearing up for the release of the album, Linkin Park has been on the promotion trail. They performed live at the 2010 VMA’s and hosted A Thousand Suns: The Debut Listening Event and Laser Light Exhibition in Los Angeles, Ca. Since the release of their first album, “Hybrid Theory”, in 2000, nine songs and all three previous albums topped the Billboard Music Chart. Linkin Park performed at the Best Buy Theater in NYC on Sept. 14 to celebrate the release of the album. That performance will be their only North American show of 2010 before beginning their international tour in October.
Weezer’s capabilities. The album’s opening song, “Memories,” brings a blast from the past and throws it in the face of the listeners that Weezer is ready for a comeback. Cuomo says repeatedly, “All the memories, how can we make it back there, back there, I want be there again.” This song makes for a great opener that you can jam out to in your vehicle with the perfect amount of synth and classy guitar work. “Ruling Me,” the second song on the album, has a big chorus and an upbeat feel that gets listeners excited about what to expect on the album. “Unspoken” sounds like it will be an instant classic among Weezer fans and even those who don’t like Weezer but are down with catchy jingles. This song has an epic chorus that would make for a great sing-along. The upbeat chord progressions, the use of the flute and the perfect tone of the background symphony makes for a congratulatory song written by the band. Thanks guys. The one-two punch of “Run Away/Hang On” in the middle of the album are really what makes this album. For fans of bands like The Strokes, Taking Back Sunday or Augustana, these songs are perfect. The grungy guitar and alternative leads in “Run Away” will remind listeners of driving with
the windows down in the summer time. This song is the most wellconstructed jam on the album. By the end, listeners are ready to rewind and replay the song. The next track, “Hang On,” gives almost the same sort of feel as “Run Away.” Bass build-ups, great vocals, chord progressions, and an upbeat chorus contribute to headnodding and feet-tapping. While this album does have hits that are going to stick, there is a reason that Weezer has fallen off over the last nine to 10 years. The album offers reminders. Songs like “Where’s my sex” will remind listeners of “Beverly Hills,” with its extremely similar guitar work, and stupid lyrics. Also, the song “Smart Girls” sounds like a throwaway from the prior album “Raditude,” or a pop song that could be sung by Justin Bieber himself. Weezer has finally accomplished what most fans have been dying for over the past 10 years -- a heart-full, solid album. “Hurley” is easily the best album Weezer has produced since “The Green Album” in 2001. Though that is not saying much, this album is truly one that will stick around for quite awhile. With the perfect mixture of signature early Weezer, catchy guitar riffs and fun choruses, this album is on the list as one of the best the year has to offer.
Thursday, September 16 Hazing Awareness Speaker: Brian Crow Marwick Boyd Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 17 Friday Fun Night Student Recreation Center 8 p.m. Thursday, September 23 Miss CU Pageant Multi-Purpose Room 7:30 p.m.
Destinta Theatre Movie Times ALPHA AND OMEGA 3D Friday 2:10 4:20 6:30 8:40 Saturday 12:00 2:10 4:20 6:30 8:40 Sunday 12:00 2:10 4:20 6:30 8:40
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Game Review: Remember Bungie Samuel Dixon
Arts & Entertainment Editor
On Nov 15, 2001 Microsoft took its first steps into the console market with the release of the Xbox. With big name companies Nintendo and Sony dominating the market, Microsoft made a bold decision to enter, even after watching the failure of Sega and the Dreamcast. “Halo: Combat Evolved” was released as a launch title for Xbox and would go on to be the biggest title for the system. Three titles later and after the release of a new Xbox system, Halo has become a staple in the video game world. After spending almost a decade of developing the Halo series, Bungie is ready to move on. “Halo: Reach” is Bungie’s last Halo, but it is making sure fans remember all the work Bungie has done. “Halo: Reach” is a prequel to the Halo series. Set just a few days before the events of “Halo: Combat Evolved,” the story takes place on the interstellar colony of Reach. The planet is a main military hub for the United Nations Space Command and one of the last colonies that has not been attacked by the Covenant. The player takes control of Nobel 6, a new edition to a team of Spartans known as Nobel team. In the pervious Halo games it’s acknowledged that Master Chief, the protagonist of the previous games, is the last Spartan, and that Reach fell to the Covenant. There is no changing the outcome, Reach will fall and Nobel will fall with it. It’s the sacrifice of Nobel
team that is at the forefront here. “Halo: Reach” easily has the best story ever presented in a Halo game. Nobel team is humanized enough to that make players connect with them and care about the outcome of each member. With that being said, not every Nobel member is as well throughout as the others, and there are still plenty of “what just happened?” moments. Previous Halo players will feel right at home in Reach’s campaign. Throughout the series, the campaign has mostly been a training ground for the new weapons and vehicles
added to each edition. Reach falls in line with that tradition, while also featuring the series staple of awkward pacing. Parts of the game are a breeze, while others seem like the game is out to get you. Overall, this is the hardest Halo game and with the campaign t,aking roughly eight hours, some players might feel like never going back once they have completed it. Even with the impressive story Halo has, and always will be about one thing, multiplayer. Bungie has not forgotten this and will not let the Halo community either. An overwhelming amount of con-
tent has been added to an already vast selection of options. Taking a note from the Call Of Duty series, Bungie has added loadouts to the series. Players choose a predetermined loadout at the beginning of every match. Loadouts consist of the players starting weapons and the newly added armor abilities. The abilities are hit or miss, mostly consisting of the frequently requested sprint ability. Jet packs are also now included as an armor ability but, only under certain game types. All the new weapons in Reach find their way into multiplayer but with vary-
ing levels of success. Weapons like the DMR and the new balanced pistol are great replacements to their previous incarnations, but the Fuel Rod Cannon and a few others come off as overpowered. Game type favorites like slayer and capture the flag all make their return with a number of variations added to keep things fresh. The new game type Invasion is certainly the standout. Featuring Spartans and Elites, each team is charged with completing an objective in a set period of time. Once the first objective is complete a new one will open up, bringing with it
new loadouts for the players to choose from and vehicles to aid them. Firefight returns from “Halo: ODST” and has also been pumped with new content. A new VS. Firefight mode has been added placing human players on both the Covenant and Spartan side. On top of all of these new additions, Forge has been brought back from “Halo 3.” Forge has been simplified and made easier for the masses to make and change their favorite Halo maps. Don’t like where the weapons are placed? Move or get rid of them it’s up to you. The one downside of Forge is unless players download your maps or come over and play with you the community will not get to see them. Something has to be said about the overall audio of the game. Over the years Martin O’Donnell who returns to score Reach has spoiled Halo fans. O’Donnell has a clear somber vision of what Reach means in the overall story of Halo. “Halo: Reach” is the best Halo game since the original. For Halo fans it’s a must buy. For the Call of Duty types, it’s worth knowing that Bungie has tried there hardest to accommodate, however it’s still vastly different. For Xbox 360 owners in general it is one of the best games on the system, and purchasers won’t have to worry about no one playing it online. This might be Bungie’s last Halo game, but it won’t be the last Halo. Microsoft has developed an internal team, 343 Studios, to look after the franchise.
Courtesy Screenshots / Bungie Studios and Microsoft
Courtesy Screenshots / Bungie Studios and Microsoft
Players get to customize the look of their own Nobel Six to play with during the games campaign.
Bungie has added a number of armor abilities to the game with jet packs being one of them.
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Eddie McDonald Sports Staff
The Clarion University women’s soccer team opened conference play with a 4-1 victory over visiting East Stroudsburg on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Senior forward Jill Miller tied a school record with her goal in the 20th minute. Miller tied the record at 14, which was previously set by former Golden Eagle Ashlie Regazzi. Miller is also one point away from tying Regazzi’s point record which is 30. Coach Rob Eaton said he wants Miller to score more than one goal to surpass the record. “This record will be eclipsed over the next few years…she needs to make it as hard as possible for the next goal scorer to break her record,” Eaton said. The victory gave Eaton, who is a first year coach here at Clarion, his first win. He feels like Clarion is in the right direction after
Caitlin McGill / The Clarion Call Senior Jill Miller attempts to dribble past the East Stroudsburg University defender on Friday afternoon during their game. Clarion won the match 4-1.
this win. “It just means we are on the way…there is so much to change in terms of the culture within the program to enable us to achieve long term success…we are all just coming to terms with
what needs to be done to alter the vision and expectations within the program.” Clarion’s Amanda Lewis opened the scoring in the contest at the 13’ minute mark.
That lead was shortlived as ESU’s Lindsay Fader scored just three minutes after Lewis did. Miller then gave her team the lead and herself a place in the record books at 20’ minutes into
the game. Fellow senior Gina Shero assisted the goal. The Golden Eagles took the 2-1 lead into the locker room. Sophomore forward Bethany Naugle led the
and a district judge ordered him to pay a $300 fine and the other man’s medical bills. Sheard also was subjected to internal team discipline. Linebacker Dan Mason,
a passenger in Douglas’ car, was not charged but has been dropped to the second team for the Sept. 23 game against No. 17 Miami (1-1). While Mason was not charged, Wannstedt said
the middle linebacker “has got to understand and learn to make better decisions as far as what he’s doing, where he’s at and who he’s with.” “He needs to prove to me that he can do the
right things and be accountable off the field and in the classroom and on the football field,” Wannstedt said. “This is not a football decision.” “This is a combina-
Golden Eagles in the second half, as she found the back of the net twice. The goals were assisted by fellow sophomore Lauren Barbour, and senior Beth Ellen Dibeler respectively. This marks the first time since the 2007 campaign that Clarion opens up 1-0 in conference play. “We wanted to just improve on the last few years. I guess we’ve already done that, so now we push to get close to as many wins in the conf. as possible,” said Coach Eaton. Coach also talked about 5 different goals he wants his team to achieve this year. “If we achieve as many of these goals as possible, then we have the best year ever at CU.” The Golden Eagles returned to action Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss in non-conference game against Seton Hill. The team will return to conference play this Saturday as it travels to IUP.
Suspended Douglas unlikely to play for Pitt Alan Robinson AP Exchange
PITTSBURGH, Pa.- A test showed Douglas had a blood-alcohol content of 0.178 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 for drivers, police said. “The Jason Douglas situation is very disappointing,” Wannstedt said. “I think everybody knows that’s not what this football team is about.” Douglas carried three times for 8 yards and had one reception for 1 yard in Pittsburgh’s first two games. Last month, Wannstedt said he was comfortable with his decision not to hold defensive end Jabaal Sheard out of game action after Sheard threw a man through a Pittsburgh art gallery’s glass door during a July 18 fight. Sheard pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct,
tion of accountability for academics and just being smart off the field.” Against Miami, Max Gruder will move to middle linebacker, Greg Williams will start in Gruder’s spot at strong side linebacker and Tristan Roberts will start at weak side linebacker. Last season’s Big East co-defensive player of the year could be back for the end of the season and any bowl game Pitt plays. “When he started having some problems the first day or two of (preseason) practice, we took every step medically that was recommended from therapy, the doctors, shots, everything that (would) get it resolved without having surgery. The plan is that it’s not season-ending surgery. How many games we’ll get back for, we’ll just have to take that week to week.”
Dan Johnson homers twice, Rays top Yankees Fred Goodall AP Exchange
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Dan Johnson hit a pair of two-run homers Wednesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees and back into first place in the AL East. The teams with the baseball’s top two records flip-flopped positions in the standings for the third straight night. The first two games of the important series went extra innings, with the Rays winning 1-0 on Monday and the Yankees regaining the division lead by a half-game with an 8-7 win on Tuesday. The finale was filled with plenty of drama, too, even though the Yankees and Rays are far from finished. They’ll play four more games in New York next week, with Tampa Bay
holding an 8-6 edge in the season series. Both of Johnson’s homers came off Phil Hughes (16-8), who retired two of Tampa Bay’s most dangerous hitters — Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria — before giving up a two-out single to Matt Joyce and Johnson’s second homer of the night in the seventh. The Yankees had taken a 3-2 in the top of the seventh on Curtis Granderson’s two-run homer off Chad Qualls (1-0). Randy Choate and Grant Balfour worked a scoreless eighth for the Rays. Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth, earning his franchise recordtying 43rd save in 46 opportunities by striking out Alex Rodriguez on three pitches with the potential tying run on base. Rays starter James Shields scattered eight
hits over 6 1-3 innings, walked two and struck out eight before departing with a 2-1 lead Johnson gave Tampa Bay with his two-run homer off Hughes in the fifth. Johnson has five home runs since being called up last month from Triple-A Durham, where he was the International League MVP with 30 homers and 95 RBIs. The Yankees went back on the top in seventh after plate umpire Lance Barksdale — over the objections of the Rays — ruled that Qualls’ first pitch struck Derek Jeter on the left arm and Granderson followed with his 18th homer. Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon argued unsuccessfully that the ball hit Derek Jeter’s bat, eventually drawing an ejection from Barksdale. Although it will take a major collapse for either
team to not make the playoffs, the Yankees and Rays value the division title because of the homefield advantage that comes with it in the postseason. Shields has struggled against the Yankees much of his career, going 1-7 with a 6.00 ERA in nine starts against them before this season. He’s been much more effective this year, going 2-0 and outpitching CC Sabathia in a 3-0 victory at Tropicana Field on Aug. 1. The Yankees had at least one hit in five of the first sixth innings, but were 2 for 7 with runners in scoring position against Shields — with both of the hits coming in the first, when Mark Teixiera’s infield single sent Jeter to third and Robinson Cano’s single to left scored the Yankees captain. Hughes, who retired 12 in a row to start the game, allowed four runs and six
hits over 6 2-3 innings. He walked none and struck out five. Maddon reiterated before the game that he had no problem with Crawford’s muchdebated decision to tag up and try to advance to third base on a fly ball in the 10th inning Tuesday night. The speedy All-Star outfielder — the potential tying run — was thrown out by rookie Greg Golson, completing a game-ending double play. ... Yankees LHP Andy Pettitte, sidelined since June 19 by a strained left groin, is set to rejoin the rotation next Wednesday against Tampa Bay. RHP Javier Vazquez will shift into a long relief role. Yankees OFs Nick Swisher (left knee) and Brett Gardner (right wrist) remained out of the starting lineup. They could return this weekend.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
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Schmader Wins in Style Michael DeAngelo Sports Staff
It was business as usual for Clarion University senior standout golfer Jared Schmader. The gifted athlete won the Hal Hansen Invitational held Sunday and Monday at Clarion Oaks Golf Course. In Schmader’s route to winning, he set a Clarion University record carding a seven-under par 65 in the first round. Even more remarkable was that he broke his own previous record of six-under par, set at Montour Heights Country Club his freshman year. This was Schmader’s 10th collegiate golf tournament victory. “I am very excited with the way I played over the two days,” Schmader said. “This one is a very special victory for me, being it is my last Hal Hansen here at Clarion.” “This is the way I wanted to go out, and I’m thrilled it happened this way.”
Clarion University finished second in the event, out of 15 teams. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. won it with a final tally of 594, with the Golden Eagle Golfers’ right on their heels with a total score of 594. Clarion senior captain Sean Foust was next for the Golden Eagles with a tie for eighth place. “I was very happy with the way I played Sunday and Monday,” said Foust. “The conditions out there weren’t that easy and for the most part I felt my scores were pretty good.” Foust shot 75-75 (150). “I would like to congratulate Jared for his record breaking performance,” said Foust. “That is an unbelievable two day score, and he should be very proud of himself.” Senior captain, Kevin Smith said, “I’m going to miss playing in the Hal Hansen here at Clarion Oaks every year. I’ve had some great memories from this tournament.”
Smith finished in a tie for third three years ago at the Hal Hansen. “My hat is off to Jared for his incredible play during this tournament.” We are all very proud of him,” said Smith. Also scoring for the Golden Eagles was junior Ross Pringle who shot rounds of 74 and 79, giving him a total of 153. Joining Pringle with an identical score was sophomore teammate Bill Stover. Right behind them, shooting a round of 78 and 76 for a total of 154 was junior Zach Schloemer. Rounding out the scoring was freshmen Alex Angelone, shooting rounds of 78 and 84. The Clarion University golf team is next in action this Mon. and Tues. The team will travel to Lafayette, OH this upcoming weekend. The team will compete in the Atlantic Region Invite held at River Greens Golf Club. The Golden Eagles look to build on their second place finish and take home first place.
Mets’ Dickey too tricky for Pirates in a 9-1 win Howie Rumberg AP Exchange
The Mets opened each of the first four innings with hits and scored all their runs. Jose Reyes led off the first with single and scored on Angel Pagan’s single. Nick Evans started it off in the second with a single and he scored on Pagan’s bases-loaded double. All three runners scored on Pagan’s hit when converted catcher Ryan Doumit had trouble picking up the ball in right field for an error to make it 4-0. Carlos Beltran homered leading off the third. Evans followed two outs later with a drive that landed just to the left
of the home run apple in straightaway center field, getting a buzz from the sparse and sleepy crowd. Ruben Tejada singled to open the fourth and scored on Reyes’ single, which mercifully ended Duke’s night. Duke followed up his last start of one-plus inning, six hits and four runs with an effort of 3 1-3 innings, nine hits and eight runs — seven earned. Beltran hit a tworun double off Joe Martinez to make it 9-0. Dickey, meanwhile, breezed through the rookie-heavy lineup, allowing singles in the first, fourth and eighth. He gave up walks in the second, third and seventh. Three double plays wiped out runners.
Tennis Team falls to Westminster Titans Justin Welton Sports Staff
he Golden Eagles tennis team dropped their first match of the season Tuesday at Westminster 8-1. Clarion (0-1) is looking to bounce back from a 4-7 record a season ago. Leading the Golden Eagles to their lone point was Jaclyn Metzger, Clarion’s No. 1 singles player. She defeated Alex Bailey in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. “She expects to do well each and every time she steps on the court, as do I,” said Clarion’s tennis coach Lori Sabatose. “She has an outstanding work ethic, and is a true leader on and off the court for Clarion Tennis.” Westminster (5-0) won the other singles matches in straight sets. Michaela Hardy lost 6-2, 6-3 to Caitlin Hosler at No. 2; Brittany Bucheit lost 6-2, 6-3 to Becky Tobias at No. 3; Alysia Sturdivant lost 6-2, 6-2 to Jane Larsen at No 4; Lauren Eonta lost 7-5, 6-1 to Rachel Jack at No. 5 and Claire Kerstetter lost 6-0, 6-2 to Dana Griesmer at No. 6. Clarion’s No. 1 doubles team that included Metzger and Hardy lost 8-4 to Bailey and Hosler; while Bucheit and Eonta lost 8-2 to Jack and Tobias at No. 2 and Sturdivant and Andi Gibson lost 8-5 to Larson and Lauren Latinovich at No. 3. “I think we performed well and the team is responding well,” said Sabatose.
“They didn’t know who their doubles teammates were until yesterday. Hardy jumped from No. 6 singles to No. 2 singles and performed well. Also Sturdivant improved her singles game at No. 4, and had some impressive cross-court forehand returns.” Team communication and ethics will be the focus of the next practice. “Ethics are the heart and soul in what we do. Ethical behavior on court will become a way of life. Who they are on court matters far more than how they are play-
ing,” said Sabatose. “The key to winning as a team will be playing their best and being their best with high standards.” With only one senior and two juniors, the team is gaining experience, not only in tennis, but in life. “We are fairly young, so teaching them the importance of the game, and the game in how it relates to life is important.” Clarion will host East Stroudsburg on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Campbell Courts, and then host Shippensburg at 3:30 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
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Steelers squeak by Falcons in overtime Michael Collins Sports Staff
ith Ben Roethlisberger out for the first four games of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers started quarterback out of Oregon, Dennis Dixon, Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field against the Atlanta Falcons. Both defenses were strong throughout the game with neither team scoring a touchdown in four quarters of play. The Steelers kicker Jeff Reed and Falcons kicker Matt Bryant exchanged field goals throughout the entire game. Reed gave the Steelers an early lead on a 52-yard field goal, the longest ever at Heinz Field, on the first drive of the game to put the Steelers ahead 3-0. Both defenses held their own for the rest of the first half. Bryant connected on a 49-yard field goal right before halftime to tie the
game at 3-3. Bryant opened up the scoring in the second half for the Falcons with a 39yard field goal with 10:40 left in the third quarter to put the Falcons ahead. On the Steelers next drive, Dixon drove the offense down the field, setting up Reed for a 36-yard field goal to tie it 6-6. The Steelers regained
the lead after a 34-yard field goal by Reed in the fourth quarter. The Falcons were able to tie it back up with a 23yard field goal by Bryant with 3:24 left in the game. The Steelers got the ball with a chance to take the lead, but the Falcons defense shut them down. The Steelers were forced to punt.
The Falcons had the ball with less than two minutes remaining and looked to win the game. Troy Polamalu intercepted a pass by Matt Ryan, halting their drive and giving the Steelers a great opportunity to win. It appeared the Steelers had the game in the books with 39 seconds left, but Reed missed
wide right on a 40-yard attempt. The Falcons got first possession in overtime but couldn’t score against the tough Steelers defense and were forced to punt. On the first play for the Steelers offense in overtime, running back Rashard Mendenhall found the gap and ran 50
yards, staying in bounds for a game-winning touchdown giving them a 15-9 victory. It was a great ending to a slow offensive start by the Steelers. Dixon ended up 18-26 for 236 yards and one interception. Hines Ward led the team with 6 receptions for 108 yards. Mendenhall led the team with 120 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown. Even though the Falcons lost, Tony Gonzalez set a milestone. Gonzalez became the first NFL tight end to reach 1,000 receptions. He became the seventh receiver to make at least 1,000 catches. The Steelers travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans at LP Field this Sunday at 1 p.m. The Steelers defense will have their hands full as they try to stop last year’s leading rusher Chris Johnson. Both teams are 1-0 heading into the game.
Third quarter collapse leads to a Bloomsburg blowout Matthew Mullen Sports Staff
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larion came out strong but lost for the second straight week this past Saturday. The Golden Eagles lost to Bloomsburg Huskies, 41-13. Clarion got off to a quick start going 7 5 yards on their first possession of the game. The drive was capped off with a one-yard touchdown run for quarterback Eric Coxen giving Clarion a 7-0 lead. On Bloomsburg’s first play from scrimmage Cory Stiger caught a 66yard touchdown pass from Pat Carey to even the game up at 7-7. The Golden Eagles were driving again on their next possession. A first down run for Alfonso Hoggard, and two first down passes to Jacques Robinson and Craig Bunny. The drive came to an abrupt end when Coxon fumbled the snap, which allowed Bloomsburg to take over. Tied at 7-7, the Huskies got the ball back in the begin-
ning of the second quarter. They had a short three play scoring drive, including a big 35-yard run for Franklyn Quiteh. The drive was ended with an 11-yard touchdown run from Matt Cox, allowing a 14-7 lead. Clarion came out of halftime with a big defensive stop. The Golden Eagles’ drove down the field getting into Bloomsburg’s territory. Clarion was unable to convert on third down, bringing out kicker Robert Mamula for a field goal. The Golden Eagles defense could not find a rhythm in the second half. The Huskies scored touchdowns on their next three possessions, opening the lead to 34-10. Clarion added another field goal by Mamula, making the score 34-13 at the end of the third. Bloomsburg added another touchdown to win the game 41-13. “Right now our issue is scoring points, its scoring touchdowns on offense,” Coach Foster said. “Our issue isn’t can we move the ball, the issue
is finishing drives, and the turnovers. I think right now it’s a combination of confidence, focus, and a few other things, and the answer to it is just to get it done.” With the loss, Clarion’s record dropped to 0-2. Coxen was 21 for 37 throwing for 246 yards. Coxen also rushed for 56 yards including Clarion’s only touchdown. Alfonso Hoggard was the team leading rusher with 71-yards. “I think the biggest thing for our offense right now is just finishing our drives off with touchdowns,” Coxen said. Once we start
to do that and we will, I believe we will be fine.” Clarion will attempt to bounce back next Saturday, when they host the Shippensburg Raiders at 6 p.m. Left: During training camp, sophmore quarterback Eric Coxen hands the ball off to All-American senior running back and return specialist, Alfonso Hoggard. Below: Clarion defenders scramble for a fumble in a the season opener against Fairmont State. Clarion was unable to recover the fumble and get back on their feet, as they feel to Fairmont State 27-16.
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