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Alcoholic energy drinks banned in Michigan Products to be off shelves by Dec. 4
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By Rachel Dybicki Staff Reporter
Popular alcoholic energy drinks such as Four Loko, Sparks and Joose will soon be absent from Michigan liquor store shelves. The drinks, called a “blackout in a can” in a press release from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, will be banned starting Dec. 4. With a 12 percent alcohol content in 24 ounces,
it is equivalent to five or six beers, according to the release. “We were concerned about the popularity increasing with college kids and the increase of underage drinking through these beverages,” said MLCC spokeswoman Andrea Miller. “(The) Michigan Liquor Control Commission had to step in and make some changes.” Once the Food and Drug Administration decides its standing on the beverages, Miller said the commission has the power to revisit the option with any new findings and possibly bring the drinks back.
The FDA has no scientific evidence the beverages are safe and the commission is banning all alcohol energy drinks for health protection, Miller said. “Students all around Central’s campus will be freaking out,” said Lapeer junior Brittany Schaller. “You can drink one Four Loko and feel good for the rest of the night for only a couple of dollars. College students are struggling with money so of course they are going to choose the cheapest beverage with the greatest effect.” With 55 different varieties of drinks, the state cannot keep track of all
their reported effects, Miller said. Consumption of the various drinks are the number one substance abuse problem among youth, she said. A fair change? Michigan is not the only state prohibiting the beverages. Another 29 states have recently sent letters of concern to the FDA. Gary Singh, manager at Liquor 1, 1707 S. Mission St., doesn’t agree with the change. “If they stop the selling of alcoholic energy drinks then they will eventually have to get rid of drinks
like Jager and Red Bull,” Singh said. Schaller said if the FDA passed any of the drinks, at one point it must have met standards. “I don’t understand how they could have let it get so out of hand,” she said. The labeling of these beverages is a concern, Miller said, because they look as if they are an ordinary energy drink or even an Arizona Iced Tea. “We hope this necessary ban protects the safety, health and welfare of our Michigan residents,” Miller said. email@example.com
Colleges give about half of funds to other offices
‘My Ántonia’ opens tonight in Townsend Kiva Play highlights characters’ relationship, narrative
Deans satisfied with overall funding model
By Rachael Woods Staff Reporter
A story of love, friendship and regret between an intimate cast of students will premiere tonight. “My Ántonia” follows the relationship between Jim Burden, played by Wyoming junior Mike Nichols, and Ántonia Shimerda, an Eastern European immigrant played by Jackson sophomore Rebekah Trombley, as her family struggles to establish a farm on the Nebraska prairie. The theater adaptation of the 1918 novel is part of the Riecker Literary series and the fourth piece to If you go ... be featured since 2005. w What: ‘My Ántonia,’ Performances of a play “My Antonia” are at w When: 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. today and tonight and Saturday, Saturday and at 2 2 p.m. Sunday p.m. Sunday in the w Where: Townsend Townsend Kiva in Kiva in Moore Hall Moore Hall. Tickets w How much: Tickets are free, but must be are free but must obtained in advance be reserved from the at the Central Box Central Box Office Office. “The focus is on the characters and telling the story rather than the big production,” said Elizabeth Richard, director and producer of the production. “It allows the imagination of the audience to be spurred in a different way and we hopefully can be less literal in some sense than film.” Eight actors, one cellist, a wheelbarrow and one old chest make up most everything on stage, which keeps attention on the narrative rather than the scenery, said Richard, a Communication and Dramatic Arts instructor and three-year affiliate of the Riecker series. “I love that it’s a close knit cast,” said Indiana junior Colin Russell, who plays the character
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There is never enough money to fulfill an academic institution’s wishlist, but deans at CMU are satisfied with the overall funding model. On average, 54.5 percent of revenue generated by the six colleges at CMU is transferred out of their budgets to fund other entities on campus. David Burdette, vice president of Finance and Administrative Services, said how much each college allocates is determined by an assessment rate — an overhead for financing areas on campus that don’t generate revenue. “That’s the assessment out and on average it’s around 50 percent,” he said. Non-revenue generating entities on campus, such as the Office of the Registrar, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Admissions and Student Account Services, Burdette said, are sensitive to increased student enrollment and their concerns must be considered. Each college works with the Office of Institutional Research to determine its assessment rate based on factors such as enrollment and student credit hours, Burdette said. Next year, assessment rates will be re-evaluated, which he said happens every three years. The re-evaluation takes place to ensure fairness, Burdette said. “Our role on the administrative side of the house is to make sure (the non-revenue generating entities) get represented as well and that’s down to the finite decimal point
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New Lothrop freshman Joshua Schiefer rehearses the role of a train conductor during Wednesday night’s rehearsal of “My Antonia” in Moore Hall’s Townsend Kiva.
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[inside] NEWS Computer error slows down county election results, 3A VOICES Our take the state’s ban on alcoholic energy drinks, 4A FRIDAY FEATURE A local couple runs nonprofit to build schools around the world, 8A SPORTS Soccer plays Miami in the MAC tournament semifinals today, 1B CM-LIFE.COM Join us for a live chat of the football game beginning at 5:45 p.m.
By Carisa Seltz Senior Reporter
Editor’s note: Every Friday, CM Life will publish an in-depth piece, examining different issues.
College of Medicine building at 35% completion End date still set for fall 2012 By Tony Wittkowski Staff Reporter
The College of Medicine building has had no hitch in the construction process and is still expected to be completed by its set date of occupation. Dr. Ernest Yoder, the college’s dean, said things are “a bit ahead of schedule and on target” for occupation by fall 2012. The completion rate for the school is now set at 35 percent, said Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management. “The basement, under-
ground utilities and foundations are complete,” Lawrence said. “Structural steel is nearly completed.” Work on the second and third concrete floors are complete and metal stud work, Dens board sheeting and exterior metal stud wall framing are underway, he said. Lawrence said in the next two weeks additional work on the first floor wall framing and upper level courtyard window framing will be completed. The project is a $24 million, 60,000-square-foot addition to the Health Professions Building, and will be similar in appearance. “The exterior should be completed by December,” said Steve Smith, director
of public relations. Yoder said the college is important to CMU and its students. A large influx in students this semester came with an increase in pre-medicine students, he said. “This year, CMU had its largest freshman class,” he said. Yoder said the university is addressing the shortage of physicians in the state and creating new ways of training students. Construction began on the new facility in February 2009. So far, the College of Medicine has had no problems in construction, Lawrence said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Construction continues on the new College of Medicine building along Preston Street on campus, with staircases being one of the newest additions to the building. According to project manager Stanley Mandziuk, construction has been running smoothly.
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in-depth | of what that assessment rate is,â€? he said.
w Getting Started with TurningPoint (Clickers) & PowerPoint will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Charles V. Park Library room 413. w The second informational seminar for the CMU New Venture Competition will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Grawn Hallâ€™s Pierpont Auditorium. w The Coco Joeâ€™s Beach House, 4855 E. Blue Grass Road, Dueling Piano Show will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. There is no cover.
w HATS Off to Girlstown will be held at 5 p.m. at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, 6800 E. Soaring Eagle Blvd., for the silent auction. w Band-O-Rama will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Warriner Hallâ€™s Plachta Auditorium, featuring all three of the School of Musicâ€™s major concert bands and the Chippewa Marching Band. w The Wheatland Music Jamboree will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the WMO Cabin, 7251 50th Ave., in Remus.
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Otto Fuchs. â€œWith a large cast, you arenâ€™t as able to get as close and act as well with your fellow actors,â€? Ypsilanti freshman Sam Houston said the cast tries to stay as true to the language of the book as possible and minimize improvisation. â€œItâ€™s like â€˜The Notebookâ€™ for immigrants,â€? Houston said. â€œMy Ă ntoniaâ€? takes place more than a century ago, Richard said, but many of its messages remain as relevant today as when they were first penned. â€œ(The story) is really old but you see the show and there are all these pertinent issues that come up,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s about young people growing up and becoming adults and about how we deal with each other in our lives and important issues in our world today.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
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College assessments Kathy Koch, College of Education and Human Services interim dean, said her college has the second highest assessment rate behind the College of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences. According to CMUâ€™s 200910 operating budget, 59.6 percent of funds generated by CEHS were transferred out to fund other campus units. Koch said the assessment rate is fair. â€œEverything here at the university is here because it makes the university work,â€? she said. No programs have been cut in order to stay within the parameters of the collegeâ€™s budget, she said. â€œWe have been very careful and conservative in making sure that we can support the programs that we have in a manner that will keep them high quality,â€? Koch said. Burdette said if someone from one of the colleges objects to the assessment rate, they always have the opportunity to discuss the issue with him. Helps shift funding Jane Matty, College of Science and Technology interim dean, said the current process employed to allocate funds works better than previous methods. â€œThe process that weâ€™re using right now works well,â€? she said. â€œIt allows us to plan and shift funding around as the needs change.â€? According to the 2009-10 operating budget, 48.5 percent of funds generated by CST were transferred out to fund other campus units. CST has more expensive equipment and supply needs to run their laboratories and other facilities than other colleges, Matty said, but they do well with what they get to keep. â€œObviously, if you had more money you could do more, but I think we ... have some very effective programs,â€? she said. A â€˜empoweringâ€™ model Salma Ghanem, dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, said the funding model, called responsibility centered management, allows funding to stay within the college after the assessment fee is paid. She said this is different than at most universities where colleges are given a pre determined budget. â€œI like the model,â€? she said. â€œI think the model empowers the various colleges.â€? CCFA transferred 51.3 percent of its generated funds to other campus units in 2009-10. Chris Ingersoll, dean of the Herbert H. and Grace
2010/2011 projected totals Colleges w Science & Technology w Communication & Fine Arts w Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences w Education & Human Services w Business Administration w Health Professions w Medicine Total Revenue w 57,885,109 w 36,265,315 w 76,446,147 w 48,167,522 w 44,668,801 w 34,448,088 w0 Transfers In (Out) w (28,180,011) w (18,626,966) w (46,860,951) w (28,248,253) w (23,933,176) w (18,452,409) w 2,251,694 Assessment rate w 48.7% w 51.4% w 61.3% w 58.6% w 53.6% w 53.6% w N/A *Numbers correspond in the order the colleges are listed. A. Dow College of Health Professions, said the challenge is to continue to operate high quality, relevant programs with the available resources. CHP dished out 54.1 percent of its funds to other campus units, according to the 2009-10 operating budget. â€œIt is always challenging to operate growing academic programs ... in an environment where budgets are tight,â€? he said in an e-mailed response. â€œWe will continue to carefully use our resources to deliver the high quality programs that are expected of our college.â€? Nel Boose, business services coordinator for CEHS, said assessment rates are configured by subtracting total projected expenses from total projected revenue to get the gross margin before operating assessment. Dividing the GMBOA by total revenue projected yields the operating tax percentage. Pamela Gates, interim dean of CHSBS and College of Business Administration Dean Charles Crespy were unavailable for comment. CBA paid out 53.5 percent and CHSBS paid out 61.3 percent of its revenue in assessment fees, according to the 2009-10 operating budget. email@example.com
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Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
System glitch delays Tuesday’s election results Microsoft update may be to blame for computer error By Michael L. Hoffman and Melissa Torok Staff Reporters
A computer glitch caused a delay in election results at the Isabella County Courthouse Tuesday. County Clerk Joyce Swan said a glitch was found in the computer program re-
sponsible for calculating the tapes and results from each precinct. The same system also combines the ballot results for a grand total. “We were not expecting this at all,” Swan said. “It isn’t anything that will affect the totals.” Courthouse officials were unable to fix the program and all results were entered into the computer manually. “That is the backup plan,” Swan said. “We have the option to use either system
(manual or electronic entry), so we always have a way to do it.” Results were expected at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, but were relayed to the press and others at about 10:45. The last precinct arrived at the courthouse around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday and the final results were given out at about 2:15 a.m. No other employees of the County Clerk’s Office were available for comment regarding the technical difficulties.
The computer system was purchased by Isabella County from ElectionSource, a Grand Rapids election software company. Company President Jeff DeLongchamp said the system is a centralized database designed to count votes in a fast and efficient manner and he was not completely sure what caused the malfunction Tuesday night. “We’re not exactly sure what happened, but the program would not read the memory packs,” DeLong-
champ said. He said it may have been a simple software update issue and his engineers are working to discover the problem. “We think it may have a been an issue with a Microsoft update,” DeLongchamp said. “A lot of times these programs were made four or five years ago and if they get an unnecessary update it can have an effect on the system.” Both DeLongchamp and Swan said the results of the election were not affected by
the computer malfunction. “It’s doesn’t have any barring on the results,” DeLongchamp said. “The canvassing board uses the tapes to verify results anyway, the memory packs are just another way of accumulating vote totals.” Swan said as of Thursday morning the board had verified all the results were in and correct. “Everything was 100 percent,” Swan said. firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical amnesty legislation awaits Senate’s approval Bill would ban ticketing minors at hospitals for alcohol possession By Ryan Czachorski Senior Reporter
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Beverly Hills senior Landon Carter focuses on his target, a member of the red team, Wednesday night during “Shoot For Our Troops: A Laser Tag Tournament” in Finch Fieldhouse.
Tag for Troops Tournament raises $450, benefits Operation Gratitude
By Seth Newman | Staff Reporter
A war was on Wednesday night, but this one was held to benefit real warriors. Finch Fieldhouse hosted a laser tag tournament put on by Clarkston junior Kaity Jerolamon and four other students from RPL 430: Planning Recreation Programs and Events class. “We have been working so hard on this event since the first week of the semester,” Jerolamon said. “All proceeds from our event will be donated to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit that sends care packages overseas to troops.”
About 45 people attended, raising a total of about $450. Jerolamon called the event “a big success.” The winning team received a room for four at the Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth, including free breakfast and four minigolf passes. They also received Shoot For Our Troops T-shirts. Wixom freshman Paul Jarosz said he couldn’t help but check out the sci-fi competition. “A friend mentioned this to me, and I love laser tag so I just had to come,” he said. A raffle was also held with prizes such as a pair of Pistons tickets, a hockey puck signed by Detroit Red Wings player Brad Stuart, Celebration Cinema and Fred Flare
gift cards, passes to the Henry Ford Museum and coupons for Fazoli’s and Dairy Queen. Jerolamon was pleased to see her semester of hard work pay off for a charitable cause. “My group members and I were so excited for the event,” she said. “I couldn’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working so hard on for the past few months. It was great to see everything come together tonight.” Northville freshman Jeff Popovich, on the other hand, came to conquer. “I came because of two words: Laser tag,” Popovich said. “I had so much fun here.”
It could be illegal for minors to be ticketed if in possession of alcohol at a hospital now that midterm elections are over. Michigan’s medical amnesty bill aims to reduce incidence of minors being too afraid to send sick friends or themselves to the hospital if care is needed. The bill passed through the state House in October 2009, but has since sat in the state Senate awaiting a vote. “The election has interfered with the movement of bills both in the House and the Senate,” said state Rep. Mark Meadows, D-East Lansing. “My hope is we get it done during lame duck.” Meadows introduced the bill and deemed it common sense. He said the language of the bill has been satisfactory for everyone, including prosecutors and police. “We’d rather see them saved than die,” Meadows said. Harper Woods senior Becca Pollard said she is in favor of the medical amnesty bill and does not think it rewards bad behavior. Pollard said a friend of hers had to be taken to the hospital with alcohol issues while she was a minor. “The entire time she was in the hospital she was more worried about getting an MIP,” Pollard said. Mount Pleasant Police would not have to substantially change any of their practices if the law is approved, said Public Information Officer Jeff Browne. He said they write MIPs at the hospital “less than a percent” of the time and only in extreme situations. “The only time that happens is if someone’s causing a significant amount of problems and we have to have them monitored,” Browne said. A similar bill for drug amnesty is in the works, but Meadows said it has been harder agreeing on a common set of language for it, because narcotics are illegal for all citizens, not just minors. Meadows said while he hopes the bill is approved before new legislators take office, he will still push for its approval. “I don’t see any problems with reintroducing it,” Meadows said. “It’s not a controversial bill.” email@example.com
Students’ research predicts meth lab locations By Mike Nichols Staff Reporter
Imagine creating a geospatial data mining map that can predict the occurrence of methamphetamine production sites based on the variables of human geography. Kenneth Roberts did. The Pinckney graduate student won the SAS Data Mining M 2010 student poster competition. He cocreated a poster which visualized the most likely locations of meth labs based on statistics. “The main reason I chose this project is because this is the only crime where there’s
a longitude and latitude,” Roberts said. “Nationally any meth lab that’s found, the police make a record of it. I actually have an address for the methamphetamine labs, so from there I was able to get longitude and latitude location.” Roberts processed the statistics through computer programs he created. He used an advanced data mining system called Geographic Information System (GIS) for hydraulic modeling and cartography. “Just think Google Earth whenever you hear GIS,” he said. Alexander Beregulko was the poster’s co-author. The
Russia graduate student met Roberts in STA 591: Statistical Methods for Data Mining last spring. The two began working on a similar poster for a class project, which eventually led to the creation of the meth production poster. The research concluded urban areas on the fringe of cities are more likely to have occurrences of meth labs. “The results of my project were that we created a statistical model that predicts methamphetamine productions in the midwest in accuracy of 87.5 percent,” Roberts said. He said he hopes police will be able to utilize the ma-
terial to better understand and stop crimes related to methamphetamine. “We extended the frames of that project by adding data from other states and crime dates,” Beregulko said. “Ken mostly did GIS and I was working on the model, the mathematics of the map.” They did their data research over the summer and created the poster when school began. Out of around 30 different schools, 5 winners were chosen. Roberts and Beregulko placed first. As their prize, Roberts and Beregulko took an all A lab | 5A
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Graduate assistants Kenneth Robertson and Alexander Beregulko (not photographed) won first place in the national SAS M2010 Data Mining Conference for their project which uses data mining techniques to predict methamphetamine production in the midwest.
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Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
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EDITORIAL | Alcoholic energy drinks should be banned pending studies, considerations
mined, on a federal level, whether or not these products are safe to be sold commercially and whether or not further warning labels would be needed on packaging. Secondly, it should be determined if the formulas or portions they are sold in need to be changed. The primary concerns stem from the massive amount of caffeine and alcohol packed into one can. It could be safer or less objectionable if the beverages were either sold at a lower potency, or in a 12- or even 8-ounce can, as opposed to the current 24-ounce “tall boys” they are almost universally available in. The biggest issue, however, may be the packaging, which almost exclusively targets young and underage drinkers. The bright-colored cans are almost indistinguishable from
he Michigan Liquor Control Commission has issued a ban on alcoholic energy drinks in the state — a drastic step but necessary for the time being.
Alcoholic beverages such as Four Loko, Sparks and Joose are most commonly sold in colorful 24-ounce cans, each of which contains the caffeine equivalent of four cups of coffee and the alcohol equivalent of five to six bottles of beer. The drink has been ordered off Michigan shelves following a rash of hospitalizations of underage and college-aged drinkers and general widespread concern about the safety
of the beverages. For now, the best decision for the health and safety of consumers is to keep these products off shelves. It is not unlikely such beverages will eventually make it back into retail stores, but a few things need to happen first. Most importantly, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs to complete its studies on alcoholic energy drinks. It should be deter-
non-alcoholic energy drinks until one looks closely to find the alcohol content near the bottom of the can. Packaging them in colors and fashions more common for beer and liquor, so they are not so blatantly marketed toward young people, may help quell dissent as well. While Four Loko and Sparks are wildly popular drinks and a lucrative corner of the beverage market, as they are available today, they represent the pinnacle of excess in the alcohol market. Alcoholic energy drinks encourage both intense binge-drinking and underage drinking. The companies that distribute these, not just in Michigan but worldwide, need to consider their responsibility to their customers instead of just their profit margins.
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Joe Martinez Columnist
No third chance A second chance. That was the common theme among victorious Republicans on Tuesday night. It first came from Senatorelect Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who said in his victory speech the Republican wave across the country that catapulted the GOP into the majority in the U.S. House, cut the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate in half, and saw numerous gubernatorial and statewide races go for the GOP was “not an embrace of the Republican Party but a second chance.” It is a chance that must not be squandered because, as demonstrated by Tuesday night, the American voting public can be very unforgiving at the polls. The sentiment was echoed soon by John Boehner and Eric Cantor, the next speaker of the House and House majority leader respectively. This second chance is not the time to go back to being the same old Republican Party. This is not the time for the Republican Party that had former Rep. Tom DeLay, RTexas, be forced to step down as House majority leader in 2005 and resign from Congress in 2006 because of indictments on corruption and money laundering. This cannot be the Republican Party where “no” is the answer they will give to President Barack Obama and the Democrats. This cannot be the Republican Party where the filibuster is threatened for any piece of Democratic legislation in the Senate. This needs to be a Republican Party that while not letting the “tea party”-backed candidates such as Rubio, Senatorselect Rand Paul of Kentucky and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire overrun the caucus, they must at least give them a seat at the table. While the tea party may seem like a bunch of crazy nutjobs, they do one thing that is important to every politician: They vote. Two incumbent Republican senators, Bob Bennett of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, were defeated by tea partybacked candidates in primaries and lost renomination. Three races saw the tea party-backed candidate — Sharron Angle in Nevada, Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Ken Buck in Colorado — defeat the preferred candidate of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The Republican Party was declared dead by many after election night 2008 and the “second chance” that the party has been given is nothing short of a miracle. I know everybody is now thinking about defeating Obama in 2012, but just do not waste this second chance. Because there will not be a Central Michigan Life is the independent voice of Central Michigan University and is edited and published by students of CMU every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the fall and spring semesters, and on Wednesday during the summer term. The online edition (www.cmlife.com) contains all of the material published in print.
Letter: Operation Beautiful brightens day On Wednesday, I was having a pretty bad morning. I had bombed a physics test that I had been certain I did well on, and was officially failing a class for the first time. After class, I went into the main floor bathroom of the Dow building to fix my hair in the mirror. On the mirror was a sticky note
that said something like, “Failing that test or that class is not failing at life. You’re beautiful.” I couldn’t believe it! The note was not there the day before, but there it was Wednesday morning when I needed it most. I think that note was from the Operation Beautiful team on
campus and I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for making this honors student realize that one failure has no affect on how I feel about myself or my life, just when I needed to hear it.
The following was posted on Nathan Inks’ “Lost principle” column on cmlife.com
very principled senator. His downfall perhaps was sticking to his principles on campaign finance (McCain Feingold campaign finance law) and thus being beaten by an opponent with a huge campaign war chest. Like former Wisconsin Senator Proxmire (who often ran a campaign with virtually no money), Feingold had a problem accepting special interest money and was indeed more
concerned about principle than partisanship in the way he conducted himself as a Ssenator. The Senate will indeed be a lesser place without him, as special interest money earned a trophy by knocking him off and sending a message to anyone who dares challenge them again: you can’t win without us so swallow your principles and play ball — or else.
James said: 6:25 a.m. Nov. 4 While I am not sure Senator Feingold would be considered one of our greatest Ssenators — because we have indeed had some great senators — I too share your sadness in losing a
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Lost principle Editor’s note: This column originally published Wednesday on cm-life. com. For more post-election commentary, go to the Voice Box blog on cm-life.com
On Tuesday, Republicans won a sweeping victory over Democrats in Congress, taking control of the U.S. House and narrowing the Democrats’ control in the Senate. One of the Democratic casualties of Tuesday’s election was Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, who was defeated by Ron Johnson. As a Republican, I am happy that Johnson was able to win my party another seat in the Senate, but this was a bittersweet victory. When Johnson takes the oath of office in January, America will have lost one of the most principled senators we have ever had. While I have disagreed with Senator Feingold on nearly every issue, I will always admire him for never backing down from what he believes. While most Democrats who had supported the health care bill were trying to minimize the issue of health care in the election season, Senator Feingold not only championed his vote for the bill, he put out ads about his support for the bill. When the impeachment against President Bill Clinton started, Feingold was the lone Senator to vote against immediately dismissing the charges, saying that doing so would “improperly ‘short-circuit’ this trial,” and that prosecutors should have “every reasonable opportunity” to make their case. Senator Feingold bucked his party leadership again in 2001 by voting to confirm John Ashcroft for Attorney General, saying that “we have to hold the line and not use ideology alone in making decisions about cabinet appointments. I fear if we keep going, more and more areas of our government are going to fall into the Great Divide and be engulfed in a culture war.” Perhaps the most principled vote Feingold ever cast was his lone vote against the USA PATRIOT Act, which was approved in the wake of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Feingold defended his vote, pointing out that after the attacks he cautioned the Senate to “continue to respect our constitution and protect our civil liberties in the wake of the attacks.” Senator Feingold is a liberal — there is no debate in that. But Feingold, throughout his career, realized that towing the liberal line was not the most important thing to do as a U.S. Senator. Simply arguing that your side is right will not move the country forward — on the contrary — it will move the country backward. Senator Feingold once said, “We have an obligation to our nation to be bipartisan when we can.” If politicians on both sides of the aisle would merely heed these wise words, they would be able to move forward to make this country better. While Russ Feingold will soon no longer be in the Senate, his legacy as a principled politician will always live on, and history will look back at him as one of the greatest senators to grace the chambers of the capitol.
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[News] election 2010
Voters in four townships approve millages to establish libraries Three join district; Sherman opens its own By Josh Simmet Staff Reporter
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Actor Chaske Spencer signs autographs and takes pictures after his speech Wednesday night in Plachta Auditorium. Spencer spoke about growing up on the reservation, his former problems with addiction and how he is trying to give back to his people.
‘Twilight’ actor fights to stay sober Chaske Spencer speaks to about 900 in Plachta By Sherri Keaton Staff Reporter
It felt like God kissed him. But after trying his first hit of heroin, Chaske Spencer had a gun put to his head. The actor, best known for his work in the “Twilight” saga, was thrown down a flight of stairs. He wanted to die rather than try to become sober. “Let me tell you something about heroin,” Spencer told about 900 people Wednesday in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium. “It is the drug that kills. It will suck your soul, your life, it is no joke. I put myself in situations that I should have never been in.” These encounters were before “Twilight’s” Sam Uley, leader of the Wolf Pack, was even heard of. “I still didn’t think I really had a problem until one day
I noticed that I couldn’t live without anything in my system,” Spencer said. But Spencer’s stories of boozed-up, doped-up nights do not reveal how he found redemption, or the nonprofit he created in an attempt to change the lives of American Indians. Spencer visited campus as the keynote speaker for CMU’s annual Native American Heritage Month. “I am Chaske Spencer, I am a recovering addict-alcoholic,” Spencer said in his introduction. “I have been sober for two years, nine months and three days.” Colleen Green, director of Native American Programs, said Spencer gave a great presentation. “He opened up to everybody (and) I think that really hit home for a lot of students here,” she said. Spencer weaved through stories of being born in Tahlequah, Okla. and how he came from a “pretty good home.” During his childhood and teenage years, Spencer moved around a lot and later began
drinking to fit in. At 21, Spencer was severely drunk when he crashed his vehicle into an elderly woman’s house. At that point, he knew he had to get out of Lewiston, Idaho. He decided to move to New York City and become an actor. “I thought all my problems would go away,” he said. “Little did I know New York City is the Mecca for everything.” As a 22-year-old with $50 in his account, he lasted only two days sober. Several years later, Spencer acted in his first film, “Skins.” He then got involved with cocaine and later heroine, becoming a daily user. Spencer had to enter into rehabilitation and find a solution. “I did not know how to function like normal people do without anything in my system,” he said. But after being sober for three months, Spencer went back to New York, and said “each day it got easier.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Incumbents keep city commission seats Ling remains with 34% of vote; English, 38% By Emily Grove Staff Reporter
Incumbents Nancy English and Kathy Ling will retain their seats as city commissioners for three more years. English, Central Michigan Community Hospital’s business development liaison, received 38 percent of the vote Tuesday, while Ling, a retired high school teacher, received 34 percent. Todd Gurzick, owner of ToDblD’s Party Store, 104 E. May St., received about 15 percent and Attorney Lesley Hoenig received 12 percent. “I’m very happy to be reelected,” Ling said, “and I’m grateful for support that I got.”
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expenses paid trip to Las Vegas. Their poster was up in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at the 13th Annual Data Mining Conference in Caesars Palace. “It felt great,” Beregulko said. “It was a relief that our efforts had been rewarded.” Assistant Professor of Geography Brian Becker had Roberts in several classes. He said Roberts does his work quietly and is always one of the better
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Ling said she encourages Gurzick and Hoenig to stay involved in city government. The Mount Pleasant City Commission consists of seven citizens elected for threeyear terms. The commission appoints the mayor and vice mayor from among its members at the first meeting each January. The commission can adopt ordinances and laws, as well as levy taxes to cover the cost of providing necessary services for citizens. English said she was humbled by the win and will take her job seriously. “I’m committed to moving forward and making decisions for this community so we can continue to make this a great place to live,” she said. City charter amendment Mount Pleasant residents
students. Becker credited Robert’s achievements to his ability to combine computer programming with geospatial research. “The reason he’s so marketable is that he’s not just a GIS person, but he’s also a programmer,” Becker said. “That’s the niche he’s filled.” Beregulko wants to find a job in financial analysis, he said it’s the first level you can work in the finance field Roberts wants to work for either the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in
also adopted an amendment to the city charter, with 55 percent of the total voters approving. The amendment eliminates the requirement in the city charter stating appointed members of the Principal Shopping District Board must be qualified electors of the city. To be a qualified elector, a person must live within city limits. The conflict with the original section stemmed from the fact owning or managing a business downtown did not mean a person was a qualified elector. The change allows members of the board to be from adjacent residential areas, a representative of the city, or the nominee of an individual business located within the principal shopping district. email@example.com
Washington D.C. or in heath care predictive modeling. “GIS and statistics were rated in the top five quality of life jobs by CNN Money last week,” he said. “It’s not mindless work. It’s a tool that can be used for sciences, so it furthers humanity.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Four townships can reopen libraries since Tuesday’s elections. Rolland, Coe and Fremont townships voted by narrow margins to adopt millages, allowing them to join the Chippewa River District Library. The Coe Township millage adopted by about 25 votes and Fremont by about 20, said Fremont County Clerk John Schimmelmann. “I think it’s important to have a library in the township. It’s an opportunity for education advancement,” he said. “I just wished it had passed by a greater percentage. Hopefully, it will be an advantage in the long run.” Meanwhile, Sherman Township’s millage was to open its own independent township library. The millage was approved in a 490-330 vote. “We received petitions from community members to have this put on the ballots,” said Sherman Township Clerk Denise Livermore. “I think it’s important to have a library and the community does too.” In August, the three townships and Sherman all had the same millage on their ballots, but were voted down. If one township’s voters failed to approve the millage, it was not adopted in any of the townships. For the general election, it was reintroduced for each township individually. The townships joining CRDL will receive many benefits, said Rob Wang, library marketing and communications manager. “By joining the district, the townships will receive stable funding,” Wang said. “They will be able to consolidate resources such as administration to one location and they will
“I think it’s good that these townships joined. I think it is important for everyone to have access to a library.” Rob Wang, library marketing and
communications manager be able to engage in some long-term planning about services, hours and available space.” For people who do not live within the district, they are still able to walk in and browse the shelves, but in order to have borrowing privileges, they will have to purchase a library card. “We set the rates for the library card based on the average taxes of a household,” Wang said. “It’s set at $70 for six months and $130 for a
year ... and it doesn’t matter how many people live in the household. Everyone living there can use the libraries.” The cost for the library membership is the same amount as the cost for people who live in the district and pay the library taxes. “I think it’s good that these townships joined,” Wang said. “I think it is important for everyone to have access to a library.” email@example.com
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State, Isabella county slightly short of predicted voter turnout
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About 45 percent of those registered cast ballots By Randi Shaffer Senior Reporter
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From left, Bober Cliff, George Martin, Dennis Banks, Ryan Sprague and Harold Gould begin the 4.6-mile long procession outside the Special Olympics Building to guide the remains of 144 Saginaw Chippewa tribal ancestors and associated funerary objects to their final resting place at the Nibokaan Ancestral Cemetery Thursday morning.
More than 200 walk Indian remains Ceremony stretches over 4.6 miles By Sherri Keaton Staff Reporter
Sonya Atalay sang softly to her relatives on a cold Thursday morning. The Indiana resident punctuated each note with a thrust of her hide-covered rattle into the air, so they could hear her song and see her heart. “I try to speak to them when I am carrying the boxes (of American Indian remains) in our language,” Atalay said, “so they can hear something they recognize.” Atalay, an archaeology professor at Indiana University, marched alongside more than 200 walkers Thursday for the “Walk Them Home” ceremony, a part of Native American Heritage Month. The ceremony was a 4.6mile walk to transfer 150
American Indian remains from CMU to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s Nibokaan Ancestral Cemetery on Tomah Road. The decision to return the ancestors was made because of the national Native American Graves Protection Repatriation Act, a federal law adopted in 1990. NAGPRA provides a process for museums and federal agencies to return certain American Indian cultural items to lineal descendants, including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony. Atalay, who is on the NAGPRA review committee, said it was wonderful the ancestors were coming home. The walk was cold, but participation was not affected. “These grandparents are being returned in a special compassionate way,” said Punkin Shanananaquet, a Hopkins resident. Shanananaquet said it is important for younger generations to understand the
cm-life.com Check out our video coverage of Thursday’s walk. returning process and how it is relevant to their lives. Her husband, Dave, stepped off from the crowd and performed tribal songs as the crowd passed by. “I just came here to give them encouragement, that is the reason why I am here,” he said. Throughout the crowd, babies were pushed in strollers, the elderly walked with the assistance of canes and women linked arms as the procession took place. Mount Pleasant resident Samantha Gose was one of the people who walked because of her interest and pride in knowing about the people she was bringing back home. “I am glad that they decided to give them back,” Gose said. “I felt proud to be doing something to help.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan came close to its predicted number of voters this week. About 45 percent of registered voters participated in the election Tuesday, according to a statement released by the Michigan Department of State. Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land expected a turnout of 52 percent, or 3.8 million people, of Michigan’s currently registered 7.28 million voters. “The prediction is made by talking to local clerks, looking at who has applied for absentee voter ballots and also looking at the historical trends,” said SOS spokesman Fred Woodhams. “Certainly, it’s an imperfect science.” Woodhams said the state voter turnout was in line with previous gubernatorial races, such as the 2002 election where 3.2 million people, or 47 percent of the
6.8 million registered voters, cast ballots. “We don’t know what ultimately causes people to turn out and vote,” he said. Isabella County had an overall turnout of 37 percent of registered voters. “I expected around 40,” said Joyce Swan, Isabella County clerk, “so it’s just a little less than what I thought.” As one of Michigan’s registered voters, Caitlin Hall used Tuesday’s election to exercise her right to vote. Because the Cornell junior lives six hours away, she voted via absentee ballot. “I believe it’s my responsibility to vote,” she said. “I can’t criticize the government
if I don’t take part in it. I think everyone who has an opportunity to vote should.” Hall said she was pleased with the results, though she wasn’t surprised. Mount Pleasant freshman Matt Fox chose not to vote. “I was way too busy,” he said. “I don’t know much about politics. I’m more focused on my schoolwork.” Fox said he didn’t mind which way the results went, as long as the governor-elect helps the current state of Michigan’s economy. “As long as whoever’s in charge does a good job,” he said. email@example.com
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Lessons Abroad Winn couple aims to set up schools worldwide Photos and column by Libby March | Staff Photographer
everal months ago, I followed a team of volunteers to cover their work at an orphanage in Haiti. The experience was phenomenal. Since then, daily life has seemed a little flat; it’s difficult to feel that sense of inspiration and passion to make a difference in the world. Pakistan’s got a famine, Afghanistan’s still wrought with war and this semester looks like Mount Everest. It’s a waiting game to finish the term, get that much closer to graduating and get back to working for change. Yet change is happening right here in the Mid-Michigan area. This week I met Winn residents Sheila and Jim Carroll, who are working toward change little by little. Ten years ago, after learning about the need for educational materials in remote villages, they founded a nonprofit organization called Education in a Box, setting up schools in needy areas. “Jim and I are life-long educators,” Sheila said. “When we heard that, we said ‘Well, we can do that.’” They began developing and fine-tuning a curriculum for kin-
Jim and Sheila Carroll tape a box of fifth-grade level textbooks to be sent to Generation of Hope School in Port Harcort Thursday at the Carrolls’ home in Winn. The school, founded in 2003, is one of eight supported by Worldwide Educational Resources, a nonprofit started in 2000 with a kindergarten through eighth-grade curriculum that implements and supports schools around the world. Generation of Hope was initially constructed with one level, containing four rooms, but with strong enough framework to support a second story. Today, the first level includes classes from kindergarten to third grade, with fourth grade taught on the second floor, where fifth grade will begin as well.
dergarten to eighth grade, making a long-term commitment to communities to implement and support schools. Beginning with a school in Bemali, a village near Visak, India, they have expanded to include eight schools total. In addition to the Indian school, five are in Nigeria, one in Ethiopia and one in Sierra Leone. The curriculum is unique, using high-quality literature, oral tradition and learning-by-doing as teaching methods. The nonprofit does more than handing out books. The Carrolls believe in cultivating relation-
ships with communities. By 2008, the organization had grown to include community work like implementing wells and building facilities for teachers and the project was renamed Worldwide Educational Resources. “It’s not just a go in, start it, leave,” Sheila said. “It’s a longterm commitment to these people.” It takes vision and patience to stick to these goals. Living Books Curriculum, a buyable line of the WEC curriculum, pays basic costs, but fundraising for donations is crucial to supplementary overseas operations.
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Field hockey advances in MAC tournament CMU to play No. 2 seed Miami today By Justin Hicks Staff Reporter
Senior back Kim Sihota challenges a Missouri State defender for the ball Thursday at the CMU Field Hockey Complex. The Chippewas beat MSU 2-1.
The Central Michigan field hockey team will move on to the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament for the fourth consecutive season. CMU (5-13, 3-7 MAC) used a late goal from senior Pam Seufert to knock off Missouri State Thursday at the CMU Field Hockey Complex. The Chippewas got on the board
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first in the 29th minute when sophomore Erin Dye ripped a shot through the rushing MSU penalty corner defense and into the back of the net. The goal was Dye’s third in the past two games, all three coming off the penalty corner. “Erin’s goal, that’s the shot she scored on against Ball State twice and it’s turning into her bread and butter,” said CMU head coach Cristy Freese. Just before the end of the first half, the ball found its way to Casey Bayliss’ stick in a scrum in front of the net and she sent it past junior Anastasia Netto to knot the game at 1-1. “We talked about what happened in
the first half with the goal they scored,” Freese said. “I thought, in the second half, our penalty corner defense was better.” The Bears won the penalty corners battle 8-2. In the 55th minute, Dye put a shot on net, though it got caught in scrum of players in the circle. Freshman Bailey McKeon found the ball and sent it to Seufert, who capitalized on only the team’s second shot on net of the game. CMU was outshot 5-4, scoring on both of its shots on net. A MAC | 6B
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Nick Bellore has been at Central Michigan for four years. He has played in 50 games, won 30 of those, and has beaten Western Michigan three times. “Everyone understands how much this means to the community,” he said. Dan Enos has been at CMU for less than a year. He has coached in nine games, won two of those, and hasn’t yet played the Broncos. “I know how important this game is to not only the team, but to the alumni base and the community,” he said. Both entered this season with lofty Nick Bellore goals. A conference championship. A bowl berth. A winning season. But as the calendar flipped from September to October and now November, those goals have gone by the wayside. First, the Chippewas were eliminated from championship contention. Then, a winning season went out the window. And after last week’s loss to Bowling Green, a bowl berth became out of reach. But tonight, at Kelly-Shorts Stadium, the 2-7 Chippewas will have a chance to deliver on what has become an expectation in Mount Pleasant: beating Western Michigan. “Obviously we haven’t had the kind of success we had hoped for,” said Bellore Wednesday, two days before the final home start of his career. “But this is something we can look back on and be really proud of.” And both the senior linebacker and rookie head coach know what this rivalry is all about. “It’s always been a point of emphasis,” said Bellore, who ranks third in CMU history with 451 tackles, just 39 shy of the school record. “I understood exactly what was going on my freshman year in terms of what this meant.” And his first-year head coach is no different. “This game has been emphasized since we’ve arrived,” Enos said, noting that the team has taken time in both spring and fall camps to prepare for the game. “We’ve put a lot into this.” This time around, the script has been somewhat flipped. The Chippewas enter the game riding a four-game win streak against the Broncos, but sliding on a six-game losing streak of their own this season.
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Ubly senior Kylee Kubacki of CMU’s women’s cross country team has been running since seventh grade. Kubacki, who has been through tough times in the past year, said running helps her mentally and physically. “It’s relaxing,” she said. “If you’re stressed out, go for a run.”
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The No. 3 seed Central Michigan women’s soccer team travels to Toledo, Ohio, today with one goal in mind: Winning back-to-back MidAmerican Conference championships for the first time in program history. At 11 a.m., the team faces off in a semifinal match against MAC East champion No. 2 Miami RedHawks. The RedHawks (13-6-2) defeated No. 7 Akron 2-0 at home to advance. On Oct. 1, CMU won its regular season meeting at Miami 2-0 in perhaps one of its best road performances. Senior midfielder Jenna Hill helped take the crowd out of the game when she headed in a ball past freshman goalkeeper Kris Gasparovic. During the 37th minute, sophomore forward Charlese McLemore dribbled through RedHawk defenders on her way to her first goal of the season. “Miami will step up more than last time,” said junior defender Liesel Toth. “Once it becomes tournament time everyone is a different team.” One different factor it may face today is the goalkeeper. In the last meeting, it faced Gasparovic. In the past three meetings, including the 2-0 win against Akron, Miami has started freshman goalkeeper Madison Ryan. CMU is confident regardless of who is in net for Miami, but understands it will be a tough task. “It’s good to know that we beat them before,” Toth said. “We know what the team is like and we know their players and understand that they have great forwards.” Miami leads the MAC in all offensive categories, but don’t underestimate the Chippewas offense. It ranks near the middle or top of all offensive categories and
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t is 7 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2010, in Ubly, Mich. Senior cross country runner Kylee Kubacki and her younger sister are in a 2003 blue Chevy Malibu as they watch their house burn to the ground. Kubacki remembers waking up to the smell of smoke just moments before. Her dad, Mark, had just left for work after checking the stove since it began to smoke. But Mark and Kubacki didn’t think too much of it because it backed up frequently. Then suddenly the roof began to sound like freezing rain was pounding against it. Immediately, she knew something was wrong and ran to tell her mom. The breaker shut off. The lights to the upstairs went out. And the smoke alarm started to sound. “When we called my dad, he asked if we could put it out, but we couldn’t because we didn’t even see it,” Kubacki said. “When you walked outside you could see the smoke and hear the crackling in our living room, so we knew it was not good and spreading fast.”
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Freshman forward Jennifer Gassman has three goals on the season.
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P l ay e r s t o Wat c h western michigan broncos Alex Carder- QB
Pos. No. Name Class QB 14 Alex Carder So. RB 23 Aaron Winchester Jr. 20 Brian Fields R-Fr. WR 81 Juan Nunez Sr. 12 Robert Arnheim Jr. 83 Jordan White Sr. TE 85 Blake Hammond Jr. LT 72 Anthony Parker Jr. LG 65 Philip Swanson Sr. C 60 Nick Mitchell Sr. RG 61 Nick Clemens Jr. RT 68 Dann Oâ€™Neill So.
Pos. No. Name DE 97 Freddie Bishop 99 Paul Hazel DT 55 Travonte Boles 92 Drew Nowak MLB 34 Jamail Berry SLB 47 Mitch Zajac WLB 42 Dex Jones ROV 19 Josh Price 28 Keith Dixson CB 24 Lewis Toler 26 John Henry 7 Raheam Buxton 9 Tronic Williams S 33 Mario Armstrong 3 Johnnie Simon
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Profile Heâ€™s not Tim Hiller, but Carder sure has tried to replace him with his arm, recording 2,299 yards.
Profile A 6-foot-1, 183 pound receiver, Nunez is one of two receivers the Broncos rely on. He had 192 yards against Akron on Oct. 23.
Profile White has dominated in the last two games, recording more than 350 yards and three touchdowns.
Why to watch Carder is 21-of-328 for 2,299 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. His QB passer rating 131.6.
Why to watch Nunez can make the big catch when needed, putting up three games with more than 100 yards.
Why to watch White is one the Broncosâ€™ top two receivers, leading the team with 938 yards.
Ryan Radcliff- QB
Kickoff: 6 p.m., Kelly/Shorts
Paris Cotton- RB Profile Third in the MAC in rushing, Cotton has been a surprise for the Chippewas on the ground this season.
Profile Almost completely healthy, Bellore has had a couple of solid games in recent weeks. He is second on the team in tackles.
Why to watch If CMU wants to win its fourth consecutive game against its rivals, Radcliff must have a good game against the Broncos.
Why to watch He had a costly fumble that cost CMU the game last weekend. The rushing attack will depend on how he comes back today.
Why to watch Bellore and Matt Berning lead the team defensively and will be sure to come out strong against their arch rivals.
â€œItâ€™s a building block for our program,â€? Bellore said. â€œItâ€™s looked on every year and itâ€™s vital we win.â€? And for Enos, who will get his first taste of the rivalry, tonightâ€™s game isnâ€™t just another one of a dozen on the season. â€œItâ€™s the only way I know how to tackle rivalry games,â€? he said.
The Broncos come in at 3-5, and fresh off a nearupset of conference-leading Northern Illinois, falling victim to a tipped interception on the gameâ€™s final drive. Still, the game means as much as it did last year, the year before that, or the 80 years before that. â€œWe all know,â€? Bellore said, â€œFrom freshman to fifth-year
Pos. No. Name QB 8 Ryan Radcliff RB 6 Paris Cotton 29 Carl Volny WR 11 Cody Wilson 1 Kito Poblah 80 Cedric Fraser TE 82 David Blackburn LT 78 Rocky Weaver LG 66 Jeff Maddux C 63 Colin Miller RG 65 Darren Keyton RT 79 Eric Fisher
Pos. No. Name DE 93 Joe Kinville 56 Kashawn Fraser 99 Caesar Rodriguez DT 54 Sean Murnane 94 John Williams MLB 46 Matt Berning WLB 43 Nick Bellore SLB 41 Armond Staten CB 24 LaVarus Williams 2 Lorenzo White 22 Vince Agnew 25 Anthony Hollis FS 9 Bobby Seay 40 John Carr SS 4 Jahleel Addae 44 Dannie Bolden Pos. No. Name P 96 Brett Hartmann K 10 David Harman PR 11 Cody Wilson KR 1 Kito Poblah
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that this is a mustFOOTBALL| seniors, win game and we have approached it that way.â€? continued from 1B
We havenâ€™t had the kind of succes s we had hoped for. But t his (game) is somet hing we can loo k back on and be really proud of.â€?
weekend. â€œThey have been here the longest and are the most experienced,â€? Anagnost said. â€œTheyâ€™ve been in the most and biggest matches and weâ€™ll continue to rely on them.â€? The winner of the CMUMiami match will play in the MAC championship game at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Toledo against the winner of No. 1 seed Toledo (15-3-2) and No. 5 Western Michigan (9-6-5).
sophomore forward Laura Twidle has provided an offensive spark with four goals in the last five games. Along with Toth, she is leading the MAC in game-winning goals along with Toth. She also has a team-leading seven goals. â€œSheâ€™s a very dangerous player and also very decep-
Nick Bellore- LB
Profile While near the top of the Mid-Amer ican Conference in passing yards, Radcliff was quiet last week against BG.
tive,â€? said head coach Tom Anagnost. â€œShe is very tactical and dangerous in front of the goal.â€? There is no doubt that it is a young team, so expect the senior leadership to be key during the remainder of the tournament. Hill, along with fellow senior teammatesâ€™ goalkeeper Shay Mannino and midfielder Valarie Prause, have earned a program-best 51 career wins with the 2-1 win against Northern Illinois last
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Pos. No. Name Class P 37 Ben Armer Sr. K 17 John Potter Jr.
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Enos said practice this week was very physical and very spirited. â€œWeâ€™re desperate,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™ve been desperate for weeks now. Weâ€™re hungry for a win, it doesnâ€™t matter if itâ€™s Western â€“ this week just happens to be Western â€“ but we need to get back to our winning ways.â€? And a victory would do just that, for both seniors and underclassmen.
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CMU sweeps Toledo at Finch Fieldhouse
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Senior defensive specialist Lisa Johnson celebrates scoring a point with her teammates during Thursday night’s game against Toledo in Finch Fieldhouse. The Chippewas won in straight sets.
Team plays final home game Saturday The Central Michigan women’s volleyball team plays its final game in Finch Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. Saturday against Ball State. The Chippewas bring their record to 7-6 in Mid-American Conference into the split weekend following a 1-1 record last weekend. An area of focus this week in practice was the team’s game plan in setting up their outside hitters. In their five-set loss against Eastern Michigan Oct. 28, the Chippewas failed to finish off the Eagles and lost because of failures scoring points at critical junctures. Head coach Erik Olson said it needs to be worked on if they want to accomplish anything before the MAC tournament. “We really don’t take care of our point scoring opportunities in the fifth set,” he said. “I would re-evaluate every setting choice in that match, so hopefully we can learn through it and get better through the MAC tournament.” Good offensive decisions will be important on Saturday as Ball State (10-13, 5-7 MAC) brings its No. 1 ranked defense, limiting teams to a .163 hitting percentage. The Cardinals have won nine of their last 10 matches, including a 3-1 victory against CMU on Oct. 1. Senior outside hitter Lauren Krupsky said the team will need to continue to serve
lead by more than four, but the Chippewas pulled it off in the end, wining the set 25-22 and the match 3-0. “We did a great job being aggressive and getting them out of system,” Krupsky said. “I also think our middleback did a great job of being where they were supposed to be.” Krupsky and junior Kaitlyn Schultz each had 14 kills to lead the CMU attack. Katie Schuette and Jocelyn VerVelde each had seven kills, while Dulude and ValDeWeerd had five. Defensively, Lisa Johnson had a great match finishing with 18 digs. Junior Kelsey Detweiler had 14 of her own. Setter Catherine Ludwig had 48 assists. The Chippewas will play their final home match of the year at 7 p.m. Saturday against Ball State at Finch Fieldhouse. email@example.com
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strong, especially against a team as strong as BSU. “It seems to be the constant thing we have been working on, and that’s serving aggressively,” Krupsky said. Krupsky has been tearing up the MAC of late, averaging 3.42 kills per set. Junior Kaitlyn Schultz has also provided a spark, hitting .375 for the season. Defensively, CMU will look to liberos Lisa Johnson and Jenna Coates, both of which have helped the defensive unit reach third in the conference. Limiting opponents to a .190 hitting percentage, Johnson and Coates have totaled 264 and 200 digs this year, respectively. In order to win tough matches going forward, Coates said the team must put an emphasis on following the game plan and having good team communication. “You just have to be communicating with your coaches, there has to be a lot more communication,” Coates said. Krupsky said the team will need to be cognizant of their opponents middle hitters and the way they place their shots. “We’re working on some different out-of-system options so it’s not very left side oriented,” Krupsky said. “Against Ball State, it will just be playing hard and taking care of their middles.”
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The CMU women’s volleyball team won its second consecutive match Thursday after sweeping the Toledo Rockets at Finch Field house 25-22, 2522 and 25-22. The Chippewas controlled the match throughout, but by no means played their best volleyball, committing 12 service errors. “I thought we played well in some areas, and in others we kind of had to grind it out,” said head coach Erik Olson. “We didn’t play our best, but we got the win.” The win improves CMU’s record to 13-12 overall and to 7-6 in the Mid-American Conference. The opening set was back and forth early, but with the score tied at 14 the Chippewas took control. A kill by sopho-
more Lindsey Dulude gave the team a lead that they would never give back. A Kaitlyn Schultz kill gave them a 24-20 lead and, after the Rockets closed the gap to two, CMU won the set on a Toledo attack error. The second set saw the Chippewas jump out to an early 9-3 lead. After Toledo closed the lead to 10-7, CMU rattled off five consecutive points to extend its lead to 15-7 and appeared ready to run away with the set. However, the Rockets eventually tied the set at 22, but that’s as far as the run went for UT. Two Lauren Krupsky kills and a Toledo attack error gave CMU a 25-22 win and 2-0 match lead. In the third set, with both teams tied at eight, Krupsky started a run of three consecutive points to make the CMU advantage 11-8. The rest of the set remained close, as it never
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Kylee Kubacki and her father Mark stand together on Saturday at the cross country Mid-American Conference championships in Kalamazoo.
Firefighters finish putting out the fire at the Kubacki home on January 6, 2010. The home was a total loss and had to rebuilt.
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Kubacki, along with her 15year-old sister, Hailey, and their mother, Colleen, started running in and out of the house, grabbing items to save. The first thing Kubacki saved was the family’s Nintendo Wii, while the rest of her family took what they could until the smoke was too much. Lucky for Kubacki, her clothes were already packed in her car. The Sunday before, she was supposed head back to CMU and join the rest of her teammates to start the track and field season. but she came down with the flu and stayed home to get better. There was not much they could do once the smoke became too thick, except hope the firefighters came quickly. But with the location of her house, there was not much of a chance of it being saved. “We live out in the country so for a fire department to get to our house, they say 20-30 minutes,” Kubacki said. At that point there was nothing they could do. “We sat in the cars for probably 15 minutes and just watched our house burn down,” she said.
Getting on their feet Luckily for Kubacki and her family, they had places to stay nearby. Kubacki stayed with her boyfriend’s family while the rest of her family lived with her grandma. By the end of February the house was completely demolished and the first week of March the contractor started rebuilding. During the process a family friend gave up his house to give them a place of their own. Within six months the family was back under their own roof again, despite not having any carpet or furniture in the living room. In the midst of dealing with her house, Kubacki was dealing with something much more dear to her heart. Coming off of a solid cross country season the fall before, Kubacki returned from winter break to start the indoor track season. On Jan. 17, 2009, Kubacki was prepared to run in her third meet of the season with her parents in attendance at Kent State. But her dad, Mark, wasn’t feeling good and he had developed a lump on his neck. Doctors removed it, but told him it was something not to worry about. Two weeks later the lump came back. He was later diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, meaning the thyroid is not making
enough thyroid hormone, leading to an increased chance of a heart attack or stroke. Mark was given some medication to cure his diagnosis but as the months progressed, the medication was not working like it was supposed to and was increased. Learning the news In July 2009, while Kubacki was taking summer classes at Delta Community College, she received a text message from her dad telling her they needed to have a family meeting. Right away, Kubacki started jumping to conclusions that something was wrong with his health. “I instantly knew he had cancer, so I started to look things up on the Internet,” Kubacki said. When Mark sat everyone down in the kitchen, he delivered the news that he was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. “The hardest thing was telling the girls I had cancer,” Mark said. But they found nothing linking the lump to cancer. The cancer had spread to the lymph nodes in his back and chest. He began six weeks of chemotherapy during Labor Day weekend. Then, on Christmas Eve, he started going to the doctors four to seven times a week for a series of ra-
diation treatments. Mark was used to working two jobs. He owned his own construction company. Mark said it was quite a bad thing for me not being able to work. “It was time for me to take the back seat,” he said. But as she was leaving for cross country camp, she recalled a specific moment in which she had trouble recognizing her father. “He couldn’t even get up to give me a hug,” Kubacki said. For Kylee, running was one of the last things on her mind as she headed up for camp to start her junior year. As a result, she had the support from several of her teammates. “I was there for her to talk to a lot,” said senior cross country runner Danielle Dakroub. “It wasn’t hard for her to open up to me.” With the love she received from her teammates on the track, she also received a tremendous amount of support from her boyfriend, Dave Hanson. Their relationship was put to the test right away. The two had only been dating for three months before her dad was diagnosed with cancer. She would stay at his house for awhile and the two of them would frequently make trips back and forth from Mount Pleasant to Big Rapids, where Hanson attends school at Ferris State University. “I kept telling myself it couldn’t get any worse,” he said. “I just believed in faith that it was going to OK.” Hanson gives Kubacki a lot of credit for staying mentally strong during the difficult times. “Seeing her dad weak and losing weight along with watching the house burn down
was tough,” he said. Getting better Life went on for Kubacki and her dad. While she was still going to practices and running in meets, Mark continued to go through treatments. She often checked in with her dad but after his third chemo treatment, he did not have the energy to talk. “You could see in her face the lack of motivation to run,” Dakroub said. “But she always gave it an effort. She even pushed me a lot during track season to tell me to go faster.” As her dad’s cancer treatments continued, he started to regain his energy. Because of financial issues, Mark had
to finish building the house himself. “It was a fresh start of getting through cancer and the house,” Mark said. “It kept my mind occupied away from the cancer.” After a month following his last treatment, he went to the hospital for a follow up CAT scan and MRI. On March 15, he was officially cancer free. Despite all of her struggles, CMU cross country director Willie Randolph described Kubacki as happy and upbeat. “She made it through with the support of the team and her close friends,” Randolph said. In an act of kindness, Randolph and his staff put together a small fundraiser to raise money to buy clothes for the family, raising about $2,000. After reflecting on her dad’s battle and the house burning down, Kylee questioned if she wanted to run her senior year. It took all of her junior year and all of last summer to fully recover from the dramatic events. Not knowing if she was coming back, Randolph sent Kubacki text messages throughout the summer. “He said ‘we’re going to need you this year’,” Kubacki said. She took the messages to heart and returned in the fall. “This was my senior year so I wanted to stick with it.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Soccer MAC tournament preview With the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference beginning today in Toledo, Ohio, staff reporter John Manzo breaks down the three remaining teams: No. 1 Toledo (15-3-2) The Rockets will play No. 5 Western Michigan at 1 p.m. today. The winner will then play the CMU-Miami winner in the Mid-American Conference Championship game at 2 p.m. Sunday. Junior forward Kristen Lynn and senior forward Brittany Hensler lead UT in scoring with seven goals each. The Rockets’ match against Western Michigan is a battle of two teams with similar statistics offensively. Both UT and WMU are second with 35 goals and third with 297 shots. The Rockets rank third in points and fourth in assists. Junior goalkeeper Vicki Traven ranks fourth in goals
against average (0.78). She started and played in 19 of the 20 games. She also leads the MAC with 10 shutouts. Toledo handed CMU its only regular season MAC loss in the past two seasons. No. 2 Miami (13-6-2) The RedHawks used its offense to pace itself away to winning the MAC East. Miami’s conference-leading 53 goals topped No. 5 seed Western Michigan and Toledo’s total by 18. Sophomore forward Jess Kodiak is the catalyst of the RedHawks offense. She leads the team with eight goals and as many assists. It will play No. 3 Central Michigan at 11 a.m. today in a rematch of last year’s conference championship game. CMU defeated it 1-0 to advance to the NCAA tournament. The RedHawks have ro-
tated goalkeepers in-and-out throughout the season, with three receiving significant playing time. Freshman goalkeeper Kris Gasparovic started and played in 10 games, earning a teambest .848 save percentage. Senior goalkeeper Rachelle Boff started and played six games with a 5-1-0 record. The third goalkeeper is freshman Madison Ryan. Expect her to start as she has in the past three games, including the first round win against No. 7 Akron.
No. 5 Western Michigan (9-6-5) It took penalty kicks for the Broncos to upset No. 4 Eastern Michigan on Sunday in the first round of the MAC tournament. They advance to play top seed Toledo at 2 p.m. today. Junior forward Stephanie Skowneski leads the way for the Broncos, as her nine
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Trey Zeigler wasn’t the only one putting on a show Wednesday in the CMU men’s basketball team’s 7738 exhibition win against Marygrove at Mount Pleasant High School. Zeigler, a freshman, got some help off the bench from a couple of newcomers. Freshman guard Derek Jackson finished with 15 points and five steals while junior forward Andre Coimbra added 10 points — both off the bench — in CMU’s only exhibition game before the start of the season. “I was just waiting for my opportunity,” Jackson said. “I was energetic with my teammates, waiting to come off the bench and just did my job.” Jackson is part of CMU’s highly-touted recruiting class, ranked first in the MidAmerican Conference. “He’s very athletic and one of the main reasons I came here,” Trey Zeigler said. “I knew how athletic and good he was. We’ve been practicing together since freshmansophomore year of high school, and we kind of expect that out of him.” CMU head coach Ernie Zeigler said he was impressed with the team’s defensive effort, calling Jackson’s on-theball pressure “tremendous.” “It was a small step in the right direction,” he said. “We still have a ways to go, we got a really young team that’s going to have to go through the rigors of playing on the road to start the season. Hopefully, we can get some confidence.”
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He then followed up with a layup on the other end of the court. “Andre can become an Xfactor for us,” Ernie Zeigler said. “He’s one of the few guys that actually played consistently in our first scrimmage down at IPFW. He was able to put up backto-back outings and hopefully we can continue to get that type of consistency from him.” Coimbra finished the game with 10 points and three rebounds.
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“We were hoping for a lot more shots,” Dye said. “Tomorrow, Kent (State) is an incredibly defensive team and they’re very talented. We’re going to need more of them.” In the heat of the tournament, the team saw more cards Thursday than any other game this season. Senior Kim Sihota and Seufert each received yellow cards and the five-minute suspensions that came with them. MSU’s Sarah Cusick got a yellow card of her own. “I understand the calls and I agree with the calls,” Freese said. “If you’re not five yards away on the free hit, you can’t play the ball. I think we just need to be a little smarter tomorrow.” Junior Brooke Sihota was cleared to play in the tournament after seeing the doctor on Tuesday and rejoined the starting lineup after two weeks off. “Brooke is a great communicator on the field,” Dye said. “She’s one of our top players so it was incredible having her back.” The Chippewas will take on the No. 1 Kent State team at 11 a.m. Friday at the CMU Field Hockey Complex. Ohio 5, Ball State 0 In the second game of the day, Ohio came out firing and didn’t stop, knocking off No. 6 Ball State 5-0.
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CMU will send 17 wrestlers to take part in the annual Eastern Michigan Open at 9 a.m. Saturday in Ypsilanti. The school pays for six of those on its wrestling team, and the other 11 wrestlers compete unattached. “Mainly, it’s just an opportunity for our guys to get matches in,” said head coach Tom Borrelli. “We’re not taking all our starters.” The team has yet to set a start-
er in the 125, 141, 165 and 197pound classes, leaving room for players to step up in the tournament and show their potential. “Those are the ones where we have guys who haven’t been starters in the past, who have a chance to step up,” Borrelli said. Redshirt freshman Adam Miller is one wrestler looking to land the 165 starting title. In 2009, Miller competed unattached at the Eastern Open. “I won my first match, and pulled two All-Americans next and I got whooped,” Miller said. “It was the first time in a long
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Sophomore midfielder Erin Dye jumps in the air in celebration after CMU’s 2-1 win against Missouri State Friday in the MAC tournament. Dye scored one goal in the game.
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