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Change to Oregon legislature in 2014 raises challenges, safety concerns for local planning By Emma-Kate Schaake THE DAILY BAROMETER
By Emma-Kate Schaake The process of bringing a new hotel to downtown Corvallis is underway. Site surveying began last week on the project that was initially proposed in 2011, but was stalled due to lack of funding. “A local group of investors are picking up where the project left off,” said city manager Jim Patterson. The 0.71 acres of property, located on First Street between Adams Avenue and Washington Way, was owned by the Corvallis Historical Society, which plans to use the proceeds from the sale to fund a new museum. Because of concerns regarding preservation of historical structures on the site, construction has been delayed and will most likely begin in the summer of 2014. The State Historic Preservation Office will sign off on a proposal to preserve remaining 19th century artifacts. “All the approvals they need are in the process to move forward,” Patterson said. The city will only need to evaluate land use designations if significant changes are made to the proposed plan. The planned hotel will be five stories, with 130 rooms, an indoor
The Oregon legislature is moving toward allowing marijuana dispensaries statewide, starting March 2014. Corvallis Police Chief Jon Sassaman updated the City Council on the Rules Advisory Committee to the Oregon Health Authority, which has been researching and discussing potential issues regarding next year’s implementation. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber tasked the committee with goals, including community safety and access of medicinal marijuana for patients. While local implementation will require acute attention to the detailed rules in the community, there are also federal government rules and goals that must be met. The federal government is chiefly concerned with the prevention of minors accessing marijuana and violence and burglary surrounding the drug. The government also wants to ensure that no marijuana will be grown or possessed on any state or federal government land. The legality of marijuana use is a contested issue, and multiple views are represented in the Rules Advisory Committee. A centrally understood goal is the prevention of illegal marijuana use. “It’s not open for anybody that doesn’t have a marijuana card,”
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Reasons for not renewing popular International Student Services coordinator’s contract remains unknown to students at open forum in MU lounge By Sean Bassinger THE DAILY BAROMETER
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Olivia Bowman reflects back on her experiences with Sandy Tsuneyoshi and how “Aunty Sandy” helped her succeed as an OSU student.
Students, alumni and other community members packed into the Memorial Union journey room Monday to discuss the future of Intercultural Student Services, following a decision to not renew the contract of coordinator Sandy Tsuneyoshi. More commonly known as “Aunty Sandy,” Tsuneyoshi, whose contract with the Asian Pacific American Education Office ends at the conclusion of this calendar year, has helped many intercultural students at Oregon State become more involved with campus activities and associations. The forum, which lasted between 6:30-7:30 p.m., gave attendants an opportunity to voice their concerns on the matter. Allison Davis-White Eyes, director of Intercultural Student Services at Oregon State, would not comment on the decision to not renew Tsuneyoshi’s contract, saying it was a personnel issue. She also said she was unaware of See ISS | page 4
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ASOSU works to develop new survey methods for better samples, more accurate data By Tori Hittner
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On any given day, the Memorial Union quad is spotted with numerous tents and tables. Organizations beckon students to booths, but not every student stops to listen. The Associated Students of Oregon State University has been one such organization. Attempting to hear student opinions, ASOSU makes itself visible in heavy-traffic areas and listens to interested passers-by. While staking out in the quad is certainly one way to obtain information, the ASOSU Congress decided more needs to be done. “You could use the quad and stand See ASOSU | page 4
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A place to hide Maintenance workers at Spring Creek Apartments called the Corvallis Police Department to report they had allegedly found a man in the attic of the apartment complex laundry facility. According to the logs, the male, 35, said he had no recollection of how he had gotten in the attic. Authorities documented the lock
A productive morning David Russell Cole, 26, who is not an Oregon State student, was cited for Disorderly Conduct II after a witness saw him allegedly shouting and jumping into oncoming traffic at 3:30 a.m. Corvallis Police found him at the intersection of Fourth Street and Jefferson Avenue, where they pulled him off the road. Later that day around 11:30 a.m., Cole was found at the 200 block of Second Street. He was allegedly drinking a can of beer, which he abandoned, but he couldn’t evade the police. He was allegedly intoxicated and vomited in the patrol car. He was cleared by Good Samaritan Hospital and taken to Benton County Jail. Cole was further cited for Littering and violating probation. firstname.lastname@example.org
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New research suggests a child’s poor behavior may be more related to genetics than previously thought. A recent study published by researchers at Oregon State University – Cascades in the “International Journal of Behavioral Development” finds that genetics explain why some children thrive in preschool while others develop behavioral problems. “Assuming that findings like this are replicated, we can stop worrying so much that all children will develop behavior problems at centre-based care facilities, because it has been a concern,” said lead author Shannon Lipscomb, assistant professor of human development and family sciences at OSU, in a press release.
Researchers collected data from 233 families and found that parents who had high levels of negative emotion and poor self-control were more likely to have children who struggled with behavioral issues. “But some children (with this genetic predisposition) may be better able to manage their behavior in a different setting, in a home or smaller group size,” Lipscomb. The researchers also included adopted children in the study and found a link between their birth parents’ characteristics and their behavior even though they had not raised them. Lipscomb and other researchers are not recommending children be genetically tested. But parents and caregivers can bet-
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It’s that time of year again: People are seeking flu shots. Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy will be in Portland this Friday to give out free flu vaccines to adults who do not have health insurance. Students in the College of Pharmacy are partnering up with Oregon Alliance
Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education for “AWARE in the Square” in Portland. The fourth-annual educational event will be from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pioneer Courthouse Square. The event takes place during national Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. In previous years, more than 1,000
people have attended. Apart from free flu shots, OSU students will provide information about antibiotic use, immunizations, the difference between bacterial and viral infections as well as cold or flu prevention. OSU physician assistants, and medical and nursing students will be assisting with the event.
Dave Clark Trail offers scenic vistas of Willamette River By Alisha Roemeling STATESMAN JOURNAL
SALEM — Just 25 minutes from downtown Salem, Dave Clark Trail in Albany offers a stupendous path for you, your dog and your family. The 3 mile round-trip trail extends from Monteith Park to Bowman Park and runs along the Willamette River, offering a beautiful setting. The trail opens up onto residential Front Avenue which leads to Geary Street and the entrance to Bowman Park, and has several great places to stop and enjoy the views of the river. Showing up just before dusk, I walked down the trail along the river and got to enjoy the beautiful colors of the autumn sunset. As I walked along the path I noticed the majority of the fall leaves were already on the ground, and I passed a family of five getting their photos taken. What’s interesting about the Dave Clark Trail is the variety of the area. Within the 1.5 mile one-way stretch there is a paved path, several short boardwalks that jut out over the river and multiple city parks. With ample room at each end of the trail to play, the path is ideal for an evening walk, or some exercise before work. As the wind picked up and it started to sprinkle, the street lamps lighting the path flickered on as people hustled to their cars to get out of the weather. The trail itself is not all that lengthy and the surrounding area provides a multitude of shops and restaurants to enjoy. My personal favorite place to stop for a snack in Albany is Hasty Freeze which is located in the downtown area at 655 Lyons Street. The tiny drive-thru restaurant offers tasty milkshakes and is definitely worth stopping by. For those who want something short and
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EUGENE — The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon has voted to support a same-sex marriage campaign in the state. The Reverend Dan Morrow introduced a resolution at the Diocese’s 125th annual convention in Eugene over the weekend. It called for the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon to support a marriage equality initiative. “The vast majority of Episcopalians in the Diocese of Oregon, including our bishop, believe that this is something that should come before the state and it should be passed,” Morrow said. Morrow says marriage equality is a matter of social justice and that supporting same-sex marriage is, in his opinion, “the Christ-like thing to do.” Morrow says Oregon’s Episcopal Diocese is the third in the country to endorse a marriage equality campaign. If advocates gather enough signatures, a measure to allow same-sex marriage could be before Oregon voters next year.
Calendar Tuesday, Nov. 19 Meetings ASOSU Senate, 7pm, MU 211. ASOSU weekly Senate meeting. OSU Sales Club, 7-8pm, Bexell 412. General meeting. For students interested in sales this is a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, grow your network, learn and practice sales skills and stand out to employees. Socratic Club, 7-8pm, MU Talisman Room. Book Club studying C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity.” We will discuss Book 3, chs. 1 (What is the purpose of morality?) and 2 (How is our behavior related to our personality?). Copies will be available for those who need one.
Events Pride Center, 2-3pm, Pride Center. Crafternoons. Experience a new crafting adventure each week as we litter the Pride Center with glitter! Center for Civic Engagement, 6-8pm, Valley Library, Willamette Room. TEDTalk Hunger Discussion. In a world filled with food, why are people still suffering from starvation? Watch Josette Sheeran, head of the UN’s World Food Program, discuss global hunger and learn what’s going on in your own backyard.
Wednesday, Nov. 20 Meetings ASOSU House of Representatives, 7pm, MU 211. ASOSU weekly House meeting. College Republicans, 7pm, StAg 106. Come by for friendly discussion of political events, club activities and educational debates. All are welcome. Student Incidental Fees Committee (SIFC), 7-9pm, Upper Classroom at Dixon. General Meeting. Good Vibrations, Aural Sensations, 2-3pm, Pride Center. Join in on our jam session in a safe and inclusive environment! Bring your instruments and sheet music. College of Science, 5pm, WB 205. Info session on the SMDEP summer medical and dental program.
Events Diversity Development, 3-4pm, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. Welcoming all OSU students and community members! Join us for a great workout and a chance to learn more about the traditions in Polynesian dancing. Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, 5-7pm, MU Ballroom. Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration: Guest speaker, activities, dinner. Center for Civic Engagement, 6-8pm, MU 106. Faces of Homelessness Panel. Local individuals share personal experiences of homelessness. ASOSU International Affairs, Noon1pm, ILLC 450-452. “Learn the Law. Save $$$.” Join the lawyers from Student Legal Service to learn about landlord/ tenant laws, criminal laws and motor vehicle law. Women’s Center, 4-7pm, NAL Gathering Hall. An interactive discussion focused on social justice issues. By telling our personal stories, we will empower others to seek and make changes - on or off campus.
Thursday, Nov. 21 Events International Students of OSU, 5-7:30pm, MU Lounge. Meet and Mingle: Networking starts today for the leaders of tomorrow. Several leaders from the University will impart their knowledge about leadership. Come and mingle! Pride Center, 1:30-2:30pm, Pride Center. Tea Sampling with Topics. Discuss, make friends. Queer your tea! Centro Cultural César Chávez (CCCC) and Meso American Student Association (MASA), 7-9pm, starts at CCCC and ends at NAL. Come celebrate the traditions of Las Posadas. There will be singing, breaking piñatas and food. HSRC & Pride Center, 10am-3pm, MU Quad. Spinning the Numbers. Rainbow pinwheels will be given out that highlight important facts about the LGBTQ youth community and homelessness. Show your support by helping us share these statistics around campus.
Friday, Nov. 22 Meetings Chess Club, 4-6pm, MU Commons. Join us for games of chess and more. All skill levels are welcome. Events Pride Center, Noon-1pm, Pride Center. Stretch it Out. Use this time to destress, care for your body and improve your flexibility in both your mind and body, and meet new people.
Speakers Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (Dept of Chemistry), 3-5pm, Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center. Eric Drexler, founding father of nanotechnology and renowned author, will give a talk titled “From Macromolecular Engineering to Atomically Precise Manufacturing.”
Events OSU Music, Noon, MU Lounge. Music à la Carte: OSU Meistersingers and Bella Voce.
Monday, Nov. 25 Events International Students of OSU, 4:30-6pm, MU Lounge. Coffee Hour. Come enjoy international food, mingle with other OSU and international students and become culturally aware.
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Paving the way for JFK: Ogden recalls his role for 1960 Kennedy campaign By Tom Vogt
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VANCOUVER, Wash. â€” Dan Ogden was an advance man during John F. Kennedyâ€™s 1960 campaign, and he was invited along when the president scheduled a series of appearances in Texas in November 1963. Ogden, who was an Interior Department official, had a job commitment and didnâ€™t make the trip. Ogden and a few other people were in a Maryland restaurant when they heard what happened in Dallas on Nov. 22. â€œWe were just devastated,â€?
Ogden said. Now, as the nation approaches the 50th anniversary of Kennedyâ€™s death, Ogdenisnâ€™t just recalling the stunning conclusion of an era that came to be known as â€œCamelot.â€? He can remember how it started. As an advance man in Kennedyâ€™s campaign, Ogden made sure the campaign stop had enough cars and drivers for the motorcade, a speaking platform at the rally site and a place for Kennedy to eat. It was his job to tell JFK that Western Kentuckyâ€™s sports teams were nicknamed the Hilltoppers,
and how they were doing. Ogden stood guard in the hallway when Kennedy had to use a womenâ€™s restroom. It all brought the academic world of political science down to the grass-roots level -- which was the point of Ogdenâ€™s 1960 campaign work. Hands-on experience â€œA lot of political science people never had any experienceâ€? in elections, Ogden, 91, said in the east Vancouver home he shares with Val, his wife since 1946. He was a political science professor at Washington State University in Pullman when a
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fellowship opened up. Each party offered the opportunity to spend a year at Republican or Democratic headquarters. Ogden applied for the Democratic fellowship and won it. â€œI was Whitman County Democratic chairman, and I had letters from all the Democrats who matteredâ€? in the state, Ogden said. They included Sens. Henry â€œScoopâ€? Jackson and Warren â€œMaggieâ€? Magnuson, as well as Gov. Albert Rosellini. Arthur Peterson, who received the Republican-sponsored fellowship, teamed up with Ogden to write an insidersâ€™ view of the campaign, â€œElecting the President.â€? After Kennedy beat Hubert Humphrey for the 1960 Democratic nomination, Ogden told party leaders that he wanted to be a campaign advance man. The officials realized that Ogden could be a valuable asset in that job. Kennedy had too many Boston Irishmen working for him at the time, Ogden said, and Democratic organizers wanted some campaign diversity in the nationâ€™s heartland. Ogden did four advances, including one-man stops in Bowling Green, Ky.; La Crosse, Wis.; and Fort Dodge, Iowa. Because Ogden was doing the set-up work, the time he spent with Kennedy was limited. â€œIâ€™d get him out of the airplane and into the motorcade,â€? Ogden said. â€œI never had a long conversation.â€? Kennedy would ask him, â€œWho are the people I need to know about?â€? or â€œShould I wear
my overcoat?â€? There also were things Ogden needed to know so Kennedy could put them into his speech. â€œIâ€™d tell him what college was in that town, its team name, and what it had done lately. He was a quick study.â€?
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Man caught in child porn sting gets 6 years By Phil Wright EAST OREGONIAN
PENDLETON — A Pendleton man a state agent caught in July in an online child porn sting is prison bound. Greg Millman, 33, pleaded guilty Monday in Pendleton to charges he accessed child pornography and tried to lure a minor for sex. Circuit Court Judge Christopher Brauer sentenced Millman to six years total in prison and three of post-prison supervision. The plea and sentence were part of a deal Millman made with the Oregon Department of Justice. Prosecutor Dan Wendel said in exchange for the plea the state dismissed 17 other charges and won’t bring more based on child porn Millman had on his computer. Wendel said the case arose from an Internet chat session in which
Millman believed he was engaging with a minor. Millman sent a sexual image July 29, when he turned 33, to entice the minor to have sex with him, court documents show. But the person on the other end was an agent with the state justice department’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. That led to Millman’s arrest. Millman appeared in court with his public defender, Herman Bylenga, via video from the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton. He pleaded guilty to the following: •first-degree online sexual corruption child, Class B felony; •luring a minor, Class C felony; •second-degree online sexual corruption child, Class C felony; •and four counts of seconddegree encouraging child sex abuse, Class C felonies. Millman waived his right to wait
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the event being a public forum. In addition to discussing funding for additional programs, staff searches for cultural centers and improving student retention rates, Davis-White Eyes mentioned concerns involved with the selection of a new vice provost of student affairs following Larry Roper’s resignation, saying she wasn’t certain of the goals of a successor. “There’s a lot of change going on everywhere,“ Davis-White Eyes said. Nazario Rivera, a junior studying public health, believes the initial discussions dodged the real issue on students’ minds. In addition, Rivera said that the decision to not have Tsuneyoshi’s contract renewed did not make sense. “Everything’s too rushed,” Rivera said. Miaryl Matienzo, a junior studying English, said Tsuneyoshi often helps students with events, activities and
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48 hours for sentencing. Brauer asked Millman if he wanted to say anything first. Millman only asked how the court would expect him to pay any fines while he was behind bars. The judge said he would make payments, then handed down the sentence. Some of the sentences run concurrent and two consecutive for the six year total. Millman will be eligible to shave time off for good behavior, but he will have to do the time in prison and not through alternative forms of incarceration. Millman’s stepmother was in court, along with two other supporters. She was tearful through much of the proceeding. She only asked the court if she would be able to see her son before he left for prison. The judge said she would have to talk to the jail commander about that.
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One major concern for public safety and preservation of the community is the location of these dispensaries. Dispensaries can’t be located within Sassaman said. “Regular citizens aren’t 1,000 feet any K-12 school, Sassaman said. allowed on the premises.” There are many specific rules to ensure That rule does not apply to universities. Dispensaries also can operate on comsuch community safety. Each dispensary must apply for a license, be tested for mercial, agricultural or mixed-use land, pesticides, get special licenses and be as long as they are within 1,000 feet of located within properly specified limits. each other. “There will be a 1,000-feet radius, on a Applicants must have a certain background free of drug-related incarcerations. first-come, first-serve basis,” Sassaman On March 3, 2014, people will be able said. to apply for their own dispensary license The committee will continue to evaluor licenses. Dispensaries can open in ate and problem-solve before implemenmore than one location, according to tation of these dispensaries takes place Sassaman. next year.
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even personal issues. “We’re all here to support Aunty Sandy,” Matienzo said. “She’s always there for us.” Kasey Munetake, a junior studying electrical engineering, serves as the webmaster for the ISS-funded club, Hui O Hawaii. He attended the evening forum in hopes of figuring out what was going on and why Tsuneyoshi would not be returning. “It’s kind of a big issue with our club,” Munetake said. “We don’t want to lose our student voice here.” Regardless of the department transitions and Tsuneyoshi’s absence, DavisWhite Eyes said program funding would not be affected. The forum concluded with commentary from students, alumni and community members who worked closely with Tsuneyoshi while she helped them succeed as students.
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Redshirt freshman wide receiver Malik Gilmore tries to run through a USC tackle on Oct. 26. Gilmore has served as senior Kevin Cummings’ replacement while he recovers from wrist surgery.
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Mannion has struggled in his past 2 games; coaching staff looking for Gilmore to step up By Mitch Mahoney THE DAILY BAROMETER
Through the season’s first eight games, junior quarterback Sean Mannion had thrown three total interceptions. In the last two, he’s thrown seven — four of which came against Arizona State on Saturday. “There was a combination of a misread on one and a couple of throws that needed to be more accurate,” said offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. The lone misread that Langsdorf is referring to was Mannion’s costly interception in the fourth quarter that was returned for an Arizona State touchdown. The other three, according to Langsdorf, were inaccurate passes. Amid Mannion’s inaccuracy, the Beavers are not about to have another quarterback controversy. Langsdorf still has faith in his quarterback. “I would have been much more concerned had the (interceptions) been really poor decisions,” Langsdorf said. Last season, when Mannion was competing with fellow quarterback senior Cody Vaz for playing time, he threw 13 interceptions. But where this year’s Mannion has been inaccurate,
last year’s Mannion tried to force throws that weren’t there. When the Beavers’ coaching staff was looking at who would be the starter to open this season, Mannion’s decision-making was a point of emphasis. “Other than that one (pick-six), I don’t think he had a bad game in terms of decision-making at all,” Langsdorf said. Additionally, the Beavers are still feeling the effects of senior receiver Kevin Cummings’ absence. “I think that’s obvious, just because he’s so reliable and he’d played so much football,” said wide receivers coach Brent Brennan. “Anytime you go from a senior two-year starter to a freshman who’s never played before, there’s going to be a drop-off there.” Since he went down with a wrist injury that ended his season, Oregon State has been forced to play redshirt freshman Malik Gilmore in his spot. In the game against Arizona State, there was one play where Gilmore had gotten behind Arizona State’s coverage and had a clear path to the end zone, but when Mannion threw the ball his way, he inexplicably let up on his route and the ball sailed over his head. “It was a wide-open touchdown and he just kind of stopped running,” Langsdorf said. “That’s probably a rookie mistake.” Brennan had harsher words for Gilmore’s error. “He stopped because he thought the ball was already thrown,” he said.
“It’s really, totally unacceptable in terms of how we coach those guys: run every route full-speed and play to the whistle.” With two games left in the season, the Beavers don’t have any room for error. “Those guys just need to grow up,” Brennan said. “They need to learn fast, they need to play better and it needs to happen immediately. We can’t wait and hope it happens next fall or in the spring, it needs to happen now.” Opposite Gilmore is junior receiver Brandin Cooks, who added to his record year in Saturday’s loss. He broke the Oregon State record for most receptions in a single season, previously held by James Rodgers (91). With two games still left to go, Cooks has already registered 100 receptions. He is also threatening the record for most receiving yards in a single season. Already at 1,443 yards, he needs just 90 more to break Mike Hass’ record of 1,532. With Cummings gone for the season, Cooks should continue to see plenty of looks. “He’s the best player in the country,” Langsdorf said. “He’s had 100 catches, and we’re going to try and get him as many as possible. He is our most explosive player. We’ve got to keep trying to create ways to get him the ball.”
our weeks ago, the Oregon State football team was 6-1 heading into a home game against Stanford (also 6-1 at the time). In practices leading up to that game, Stanford head coach David Shaw made a point to say there was one OSU player who Stanford’s defense had to stop: Cooks. Stanford used multiple scoutteam players with body frames and speed that most closely mirrored Cooks. The strategy was implemented to rotate players “rapidly to keep the Stanford defense on its toes,” according to an Oct. 23 article in The Stanford Daily. “We need more than one (No. 7) because we need to be full speed on every play,” Shaw told The Stanford Daily. “We’re rotating guys through and trying not to give our defense too much rest, just to make sure they feel the speed and urgency with which (Cooks) runs routes, because he runs routes like his life depends on them.” The strategy worked. Stanford held Cooks to nine receptions for 80 yards (his season-low). The Oregon State offense had been dependent on the big play all year. Cooks had 25 receptions of 20 or more yards in the first seven games of the year. Eleven of those catches went for more than 40 yards. The longest reception Cooks had in the Stanford game was 14 yards. Stanford’s defensive prowess has been well documented. It shutout Oregon for three quarters. It is no fault of the OSU offense for putting up only 12 points against the Cardinal. However, the fallout of that game has had far-reaching impacts for Cooks, quarterback Sean Mannion and the rest of the Oregon State offense. Stanford gave the rest of the Pac-12 a blueprint for stopping the Beavers, who had the best passing offense in the nation by a mile prior to the Stanford game. Stop Cooks. Make Mannion throw to anyone else and see what happens. What has happened has been a collapse of the once-unstoppable OSU aerial attack. Mannion has thrown seven interceptions in the last two games, and the Beavers have averaged 14.3 points against Stanford, USC and Arizona State — all losses. The team now sits at 6-4 with Washington and Oregon to close out the schedule. The promising start to the season has evaporated. There are the obvious other reoccurring problems — uninspiring run
Strausbaugh My Name Is My Name defense and paltry rushing offense — but those problems existed when the Beavers were winning games. Shutting down Cooks has been the defining change that has hindered OSU’s success on offense. In the first seven games, Cooks accounted for 39 percent of the passing yards. Against Stanford, USC and ASU, it decreased to 31 percent. Cooks’ yards per reception have gone from 15.8 to 11.5 in that same span. Cooks accounted for 33 percent of the pass completions before Stanford. In the last three, it was 24.5 percent. The most telling stat: Mannion’s passing attempts increased in the last three games, and Cooks’ targets have gone down. Of Mannion’s 49.3 average attempts in those games, Cooks averaged only 10 targets — a 20.3 percent clip. That number was almost 30 percent in the first seven games. It’s obvious that the defenses of Stanford, USC and ASU are better than the opponents OSU was facing earlier. But we’re talking about a team that was averaging 44 points per game in the first seven games and has seen that number cut down to 14 in the last three. The numbers jump off the page. Cooks has been the most valuable player on this team. Mannion was a Heisman candidate and still leads the nation in passing yards. But without Cooks making circus catches look normal and scoring touchdowns in bunches, Mannion and the offense have suffered. It’s not an indictment on Cooks. His numbers have not been bad by any means. But they aren’t historic anymore. And Mannion can only excel when Cooks isn’t being routinely covered by two, and sometimes three, defensive backs. Defenses are baiting Mannion to look at other receivers. He’s been taking it often, and good defenses — like Stanford, USC and ASU — are going to capitalize. The Beavers have to find more options in the passing game because teams aren’t going to lay off Cooks. Warner Strausbaugh, editor-in-chief On Twitter @WStrausbaugh email@example.com
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Biletnikoff Award that same season in 2005. The junior receiver has seen his production drop slightly Oregon State junior wide receiver Brandin Cooks has in Oregon State’s last three games, averaging 89 been selected as one of 10 semifinalists for yards receiving in the three losses. the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top receiver. Cooks is the only receiver from the Pac-12 to be named a semifinalist. The Biletnikoff Award Cooks leads the nation in receiving yards with winner will be announced live on ESPN’s The 1,443 and is second in receiving touchdowns Home Depot College Football Awards Show (14). He’s on pace to set Pac-12 records in both on Dec. 12. categories. Cooks is also second in the nation for Oregon State is back in action Saturday for receptions per game at 10.1. its home finale against Washington at 7:30 p.m. The Stockton, Calif., native has already set the Oregon State record for receptions in a season The Daily Barometer (100) and is on pace to eclipse Mike Hass’ record On Twitter @barosports Cooks email@example.com for receiving yards in a season — Hass won the
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Sophomore Richard Mullaney (right) congratulates junior Brandin Cooks (left) after a touchdown against USC Oct. 26.
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Most people reading this have probably played fantasy football at least once, and a lot of those people have played for many, many years. Here in Corvallis, students at OSU obviously have more interest in college football, and the Pac-12 specifically. So we here at the Barometer have invented the first ever Pac-12 fantasy football league.
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Rosters consist of one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, two flexes (RB/WR), one tight end, one kicker and one defense/special teams. The catch? Each team must have three Oregon State players on their roster at all times. The regular season last nine weeks, with each team playing each other three times. Championship will be Civil War week.
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QB - Kelly: 7 RB - Grice: 24 RB - Thomas: 15 WR - Agholor: 10 WR - Harper: 1 FLEX - Hatfield: 0 FLEX - Gilmore: 1 TE - Hamlett: 17 K - D’Amato: 6 D/ST - Oregon: 11
QB - Mariota: 23 RB - Marshall: 18 RB - Ward: 1 WR - Mullaney: 4 WR - Lee: 10 FLEX - Tyner: 5 FLEX - Huff: 11 TE - Smith: 7 K - Oliver: 11 D/ST - Stanford: 4
QB - Hundley: 15 RB - Sankey: 18 RB - Woods: 5 WR - Cooks: 10 WR - Treggs: 3 FLEX - Poole: 11 FLEX - Strong: 10 TE - Sefarian-Jenkins: 8 K - Romaine: 5 D/ST - USC: 14
QB - Mannion: 20 RB - Gaffney: 27 RB - Carey: 29 WR - Evans: 2 WR - Richardson: 14 FLEX - Madden: 1 FLEX - Addison: 6 TE - Clute: 0 K - Gonzalez: 6 D/ST - OSU: 4
There are so many swear words I want to put right here. I won’t do it, if only because I should probably be a respectable journalist or whatever. I mean come on, I was so grumble mumbling close this week. Really, who expected the Beavers to keep ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly out of the end zone? The dude’s been money all season long, and the Beavers were notoriously bad against running quarterbacks early in the year. If someone from Eastern Washington could run for 107 yards and two touchdowns, a quarterback from a real football team should do way better, right? Apparently not, because Kelly only ran for six yards. Anyway, I think I’m going to blow my team up and grab some fresh faces off the waiver wire. I’ll probably stick with Kelly at quarterback, though. One bad game isn’t the end of the world. A winless season, on the other hand...
That would’ve been bad... When I was adding up the totals of who won which matchup, I can’t lie — I was scared. My team performed at about its average, usually enough to blow Mitch out of the water, but he had an unusually good week. Thankfully, my C- game is better than Mitch’s A+ game, and I still squeaked out a victory. What it means is that Josh and I enter the final week battling for the last spot in the playoffs. I have the tiebreaker — because of course I beat him two of three times — so all I need to do is win. Unfortunately, that means taking out Warner. I have zero confidence in Mitch beating Josh considering the trainwreck he’s been all year long, meaning I’ll need to pull out all the stops. For now, I’m switching out Thomas Tyner with De’Anthony Thomas. Thomas hasn’t had even close to the season most expected, but his talent is undeniable. If he regains his form I could run away with this thing in the final two weeks. Even if he doesn’t I have a chance, but it’d be really nice if he scored a couple touchdowns. C’mon, Black Mamba, what do you say? Stop complaining about your ankle and do something. I hate the team you play for but my fantasy matchup is more important. I still think I’m the best in this league and will win. Forget that, I am the best. I will win. Karma is surely trying to thwart my talent thanks to my attitude and actions in these write-ups, but even that can’t stop me. Who am I kidding, I’m going to roll this weekend. Next stop, championship game. #HYFR
For the record, I did score the second-most points this week, but still lost. Then again, nobody likes the guy who complains about how he got stuck in a bad matchup in the wrong week, so I won’t be that guy. But still. What pains me most is the Stanford game. Tyler Gaffney scores 27 points for Warner, but the Cardinal still couldn’t beat USC and now Oregon is in the driver’s seat of the Pac-12 North. However, I’m going to pick up Myles Jack from UCLA for next week. I wish our league added tackles because he plays linebacker in addition to running back. Plus, his four touchdowns against Washington weren’t too shabby. Jaelen Strong and Brandin Cooks both got me 10 points this week, but I would have won if they had both added a touchdown to their totals. Not to worry, I’m feeling another massive performance from both this week. If only this was a points-per-reception league. No, I’m done complaining. Sorry. That being said, it’s a lot tougher writing this after a loss. I can’t really smack talk like the unnecessarily arrogant rookie that I am. Next week, though, I’ll be running my mouth again after I cut this losing streak short just like the Beavers will on Saturday.
That was easy. Last season, clinching a spot in the championship came down to the last matchup of the year. Even though it took little effort to clinch the top spot in the regular season, it just wasn’t as fun. I enjoyed the angry texts when Ka’Deem Carey went off for 366 rushing yards and five touchdowns against Colorado for 69 fantasy points and send Obum Goes the Dynamite into the championship against Andrew. Guys, this wasn’t as fun. Carey hasn’t scored less than 15 points this year, Sean Mannion is still putting up big fantasy numbers, even if his real-life numbers haven’t been great. And Tyler Gaffney is a true workhorse (see: Oregon game). I wish Andrew and Josh the best of luck next week as they battle it out for the rights to play me in the championship. Andrew has already subtly hinted that he’d bribe me, but I’m above that. Also, I don’t think I want to face De’Anthony Thomas (who Andrew added after Mitch dropped him this week) and Byron Marshall in the championship, which is also the Civil War game. It could be ugly.
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Senior guard Roberto Nelson is the Pac-12 Player of the Week following scoring outbursts against Portland and Maryland. The honor was announced Monday. Nelson scored 23 points in Wednesday’s home victory against the Pilots and dropped in 31 more in another win Sunday against the Terrapins. He shot 52.9 percent (18-for-34) from the field in the two games and 42.9 percent on 3-pointers (3-of-7). He shot 88.9 percent from the free-throw line as well, making 16-of-18 attempts from the charity stripe. The Santa Barbara, Calif., native also tallied seven assists in both games, which ties his career high. Nelson led the Beavers in scoring and assists in Sunday’s win, Nelson which was the first road win against an ACC team in program history. It’s the first time Nelson has won Pac-12 Player of the Week, making him the 45th player in Oregon State history to do so. Nelson is currently second in the nation in scoring (30.3 points per game) and is tied for 56th in assists (5.7). Nelson and the Beavers are off until Nov. 26, when they host Southern Illinois Edwardsville. Tip-off is slated for 8 p.m. in Gill Coliseum and will be aired on Pac-12 Networks.
Oregon State pitching coach Nate Yeskie was selected Monday as Collegiate Baseball’s Pitching Coach of the Year for the 2013 season. The Beavers had a school-record 2.28 earned run average last season as Oregon State advanced to the College World Series for the fifth time in program history. OSU was tied for first in the nation in shutouts with 12. Three different pitchers won 10 or more games for Oregon State last year — Ben Wetzler, Andrew Moore and Matt Boyd — and Moore was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Moore tied the school’s single-season record with 14 wins and was the first true freshman to be named a First Team All-American in Oregon State history. Wetzler, now a senior, will join Moore as the anchors of OSU’s rotation next season. The lefthander finished the season with a 10-1 record, Yeskie giving him 24 in his career. Wetzler needs just six more victories to tie the Oregon State record for most career wins. Junior left-hander Jace Fry is a likely candidate to fill out OSU’s starting rotation while senior right-hander Scott Schultz and sophomore lefty Max Engelbrekt will hold down a large portion of the bullpen duties. Yeskie has been with the Beavers since 2009 and has mentored four Freshman All-Americans during his tenure. He’s also coached 18 pitchers who have been selected in the MLB Draft, 10 of whom were drafted in the first nine rounds. Yeskie and the defending Pac-12 Champions will be back in action for their season opener Feb. 14, 2014, at the Goodyear Tournament in Tempe, Ariz.
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Common sense about preventing theft is necessary, sad 18-and-older I Editorial
venues always feel seedy
re 18-and-older venues sustainable in college towns? We don’t think so. And SubZero’s recent closure might just prove our point. SubZero closed abruptly and seemingly without notice. They shut their doors Nov. 9, even though they had scheduled acts for later in the month, including Aaron Carter on Tuesday. These events were moved to other venues. Despite being a college town, and having a significantly sized population of 18- through 20-year-olds, 18-and-older venues don’t seem to do well in Corvallis. For example, Platinum — Corvallis’ first 18-and-older nightclub, which used to be where the SubZero venue is now — closed in 2009 after only a few years of business. The whole concept of a place that only lets a certain age group in and only another specific age group to drink is pointless. Either let everyone — including younger customers — in and only let the legal adults drink, or only let the legal adults into the place in the first place. It makes sense that this used to be a thing when it was legal to smoke in bars — because you can’t smoke until you’re 18 — but now that smoking in bars is no longer legal in Oregon, it’s an outdated and ridiculous concept. If you’re 18 and you go to a club where other people are allowed to drink, it’s a tease. No one likes being teased. That’s why we think the 18- through 20-yearold crowd doesn’t frequent the 18-andolder venues in town. Especially when there are house parties that won’t card them, as well as parties and venues that are completely dry and take the creepworry away. Venues, bars and nightclubs that allow the 18-and-older crowd have become associated with seediness in our minds, even if they’re not actually seedy. Because the only reason we can think of that it’s 18 and older is so any casual encounters that occur, as a result of meeting at the club, will be legal. So 18-and-older places are essentially meat markets and automatically seedy and creepy to a lot of us, even if they’re not seedy. Because it’s creepy when drunks hit on sober 18-year-olds. It’s even creepier when the drunks are significantly older than the freshmen they’re hitting on. It was weird and gross when that guy in your hometown who was in his mid20s was dating high school freshmen — it’s still weird and gross even if everyone involved is four or five years older. For those of us for whom it’s legal to drink, whether we’ve been legal for years or just a week, we want to go to those places we weren’t allowed into up until that all-important 21st birthday. It’s a combination of the mystery and exclusivity of that “No Minors Allowed” sign — and the fact that we don’t want to deal with sober teenagers while we’re falling off our feet.
t’s unfortunate that common sense seems to be absent in our generation, but what’s even more unfortunate is our informal attitude toward theft. In the Barometer’s police beat on Nov. 12, a student reported a missing laptop, which he or she had observed missing after abandoning it for approximately 40 minutes. Of course it’s going to be gone when you get back 40 minutes later. We live in a world where theft has snuck its way into the once-harmless “finders keepers” maxim. If we see something unattended, we assume that whoever left it has given us permission to claim it. This isn’t true, obviously. Even if a laptop has been sitting in a public place for hours, it’s not our place to adopt it, as if we need to find it a good home before someone else does. It wasn’t smart to leave an expensive piece of OSU’s property on its own for so long, but it also wasn’t particularly smart to steal it, either. I get it: OSU is a wealthy university
— at least, wealthier than its students — and probably won’t feel the loss of one computer. But is it really the best mindset? We use it to justify a lot of illegalities. Putting aside the unfortunate student’s negligence and looking at this police report from the other side brings up a few interesting observations. Students seem to approach theft with a casual — almost indifferent — attitude. This is unacceptable. According to 2008 Associated Press wire story in USA Today, “30 percent of U.S. high school students have stolen from a store and 64 percent have cheated on a test.” Now, we may view high school as a completely different world compared to college, but high school students aren’t too far away from college. The AP story summarizes that today’s pressures may be the driving force for dishonesty. But it’s still not a valid excuse. Ethics shouldn’t be conditional. Sure, we have to be more vigilant
Scottaline today because dishonesty seems to have spiked, but that doesn’t mean we should indulge in academic dishonesty or theft — whether it’s cheating on a test or stealing an OSU rental laptop — because we feel pressured by university classes or social classes. AP also revealed that 77 percent of students admitted that, “when it comes to doing what is right, I am better than most people I know.” Comparison is another thing that does not validate unethical behavior. Any article you come across today concerning unethical behavior in college will tell you that college students are under a lot of pressure. But just because we’re stressed doesn’t mean we have to fall back on
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Disease of societal norms infects our future, our past S ometime last year I saw a fantastic German film called “Kriegerin” — the English title is“Combat Girls.” It told the story of two girls and a neo-Nazi group: one looking to join, the other looking to escape. This film answered a very confusing question for me — how do societal norms that should be a thing of the past somehow find themselves in the future as parasites on societal advancement? Societal norms are perpetuated by susceptible individuals who don’t question influential authority figures.
born with — it’s learned and spread by word of mouth. Societal norms are group-held beliefs concerning how people should behave Cassie in a given context. As a result, they create hierarchies, an informal understanding of society, and manage societal etiquette by producing feelings of guilt, In the film, the leader of the group is shame or isolation when questioned. an old Nazi who tells the teens about But that’s now. Once upon a time, the “good old days,” and is more than societal norms were even stronger. willing to pull out the propaganda reels. In the U.S., women weren’t allowed It also showed me that this kind of into college until 1833, when Oberlin societal disease isn’t something folks are College opened its doors to white
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unethical behavior. The Internet is a big contributor to this attitude of indifference toward stealing. It’s so accessible that we think it’s OK to take from it. “Generations of research has shown that a major factor in unethical behavior is simply how easy or hard it is,” writes Richard Perez-Pena in the New York Times piece, “Studies Find More Students Cheating,With High Achievers No Exception.” It was easy for someone to take that laptop in Milam Hall. Apparently, it was also easy for the laptop renter to leave it unattended for 40 minutes. But the point is, unethical behavior — however easy it may be — is unethical behavior. Just refrain, even if the “nobody will notice” thought pops into your head. It’s still not worth it.
women and black women and men. How many female scientists can you list off the top of your head without looking it up? I can promise you that the club extends beyond just Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie and Mileva Einstein. Women have been experimenting and studying things since humans were able to develop higher thinking. But if that’s the case, why is it that in a study mentioned in “Sociology, History and Philosophy in Science Teaching,” 1,519 elementary students were asked to draw pictures of scientists, but only 135 children drew female scientists? The societal norm infecting this scenario is from the 1950s. It was defined by Betty Friedan and described the “ideal woman” as sexually passive, eternally maternal and with zero interest in a career other than housewife. Nowhere did it allow letting your little girl run around in a lab coat or letting her mix chemicals to see what happens. What if, in the past, it had been socially acceptable and respectable for women to pursue whatever careers they wanted? What if other people our society oppressed had been given the option to speak, vote or choose earlier? Women are just one example among many of people who deserve to pursue any legal career path and life goals they so choose. These groups of people who’ve been excluded don’t exclude men, either. The current social stigma against men who are stay-at-home fathers or enter childcare fields is ridiculous. Gender doesn’t make someone more or less able to care for children. Enjoying child care doesn’t have anything to do with your gender. Think of the advances we would have made as a species if, in the past, more brains had been added to the process of creating new ideas and moving forward. Think of all the diseases that could have been cured earlier, the books that could have been written and the inventions that could have been created, if there had been more people working on the concept, and if those people had varying perspectives, but common goals. When we adhere to societal norms of the past, or allow them to creep into the present when authority figures indoctrinate the young and set parameters on how the young will think, we set up scenarios like an old Nazi teaching impressionable teens about the “purity” of the Reich. Our society cut off its nose to spite its face when we set the societal norms that restricted roles to gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity. In the end, allowing the negative and parasitic forms of society to cling to us as we move forward will only drain us of blood and progress. t
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‘About Time’ not poor remake of ‘Time Traveler’s Wife’ To be completely honest, I decided to watch and review “About Time” this week fully intending to make fun of it. After seeing the trailer a couple of weeks ago, I figured it would be easy fodder. The premise of the story goes something like this: On his 21st birthday, the male lead learns that he has a genetic trait that allows him to travel in time. Boy uses said trait to meet — and get — the girl of his dreams (played by Rachel McAdams). But everything goes awry because people aren’t supposed to travel in time and mess with their lives. After seeing the trailer and reading the synopsis, my only thought was: Hasn’t McAdams already made this movie? Four years ago, McAdams starred in a little adaptation called “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” The premise of that story goes something like: The male lead is born with genetic trait allowing him to travel in time. Boy uses gift to get — and keep — the girl of his dreams (played by McAdams). But everything goes awry because people aren’t supposed to travel in time and mess with their lives. Get my point? I was so excited to write a scathing — albeit
witty, entertaining, wonderfully crafted and sarcastic — review that buying a ticket to this new but awful remake of a poor adaptation didn’t seem so bad. However. I spent the following two hours giggling out loud and feeling as though I was wrapped in a fuzzy fleece Snuggie of warm and fluffy feelings. “About Time” is adorable. Unlike “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” which was a wretched adaptation of a truly excellent book — it’s one of my favorites — “About Time” has a clear and distinct message about how we live our lives. The most impressive part of this film is the arc of its main character, Tim, who is played by the geeky-cute Irishman, Domhall Gleeson. As defined by my former film professors, a character’s central irony is the difference between what he wants and needs. With his new gift, what Tim wants is to manipulate his life into perfection. What he needs is to appreciate every moment for what it is, without trying to change it. This arc is explored and resolved so beautifully that it could only have been done by the incredible writer and director Richard Curtis.
The technical production of the film is pretty standard; the crew didn’t try to diminish the story with any outlandish ideas or innovation. They let the characters and the performances of the actors shine. Of course, Bill Nighy steals the scene whenever he is on screen as the fun-loving, quirky father. I wouldn’t be surprised if he wins some awards for this. I apologize for my false snap judgment, fellow movie fans. I guess my cynical side got a bit of a punch in the face this week. I bow to the powers of Hollywood film magic and humbly request to be forgiven. Bottom line: Don’t see this film if you have no heart, soul or emotional faculties. It would be a waste of your cynicism. Definitely see this film if you’re feeling slightly depressed, if you need to remember that love is real or if you have a weakness for adorkable boys. This is even worth buying for keeps when it comes out next year, so you have it on hand for those cold, lonely nights when you’ve purchased a pint of ice cream, cracked open a bottle of wine and opened a fresh box of tissues. Shelly Lorts, film critic
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Fanno Creek’s ‘Monuments’ album impresses KBVR Portland-based band Fanno Creek’s members met on the river that is now their namesake. And as the Tualatin River tributary flows, so does their music — a blend of folk, indie and pop that would unite fans of both Neil Young and The Lumineers. In their upcoming album, “Monuments,” Quinn Henry Mulligan, Evan Hailstone and Dane Brist do not so much join vocal harmonies as they melt them together like butter on warm bread. Their vocals sit atop a full-sounding band complete with bass, synthesizer, trumpet, cello and violin. Yet all this backing instrumentation does not detract from their obvious folk tradition. While the album flows together neatly as a cohesive concept package, each song stands on its own. Further, each track has its own identity — ranging from the Am I Thinking.” a-cappella-and-hand-clap-driven My personal favorite track, “On My Way,” to the slow but sweet “Body, Brain,” down to a more “Trilithon,” begins with simply a acoustic rock performance in “What strumming guitar and builds slow-
ly into low, echoing drums and smooth-as-butter vocal harmonies. A violin deepens the melancholy, nostalgic emotion as the band sings:
“I’ve seen death / and I’ve seen love / but all that I am thinking of / is dollar bills that I don’t have / it’s comfort in your clenching hands.” This lyric is followed up by a musically sassier, electric bass-heavy “How Long,” the lyrics of which are: “How long has it been since you last stood in your own skin? / How long has it been since you last liked the skin you’re in?” This theme — the fragility and unimportance of what takes precedence in everyday life — runs as deep truth through the album, yet they often admit that they, like everyone else, often ignore what may be more important. The album, “Monuments,” will be released Dec. 3. They will perform an album release show Dec. 4 at Mississippi Studios in Portland. Jodie Davaz, music critic firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Boardwalk Empire’ setting up knockout finale The best television shows often take two routes for the penultimate episode of a season. They can have the second-to-last episode be the most thrilling episode of the season, which usually results in the death of a main character (“The Wire” always followed this path) and use the finale to set up later seasons. Or, they can use the episode to put the pieces in place for an unbelievable finale (“Breaking Bad” and “Dexter” adopted this route). “Boardwalk Empire” has done the latter in Sunday night’s episode, “Havre de Grace,” and the season four finale is going to make plot turns like it’s driving 80 miles per hour down Lombard Street in San Francisco. Spoiler warning One of my favorite dynamics in “Boardwalk” has been the relationship between Nucky Thompson and his brother, Eli. Nucky has always been the successful businessman, while Eli rode his coattails to the pinnacle of Atlantic City. Eli feels resentment and has an inferiority complex about his older brother, but he usually lets it slide since, you know, Eli has been a benefactor of Nucky’s accomplishments. But Eli turned on Nucky once before in season
two. As punishment, Nucky put his own brother in prison. So when Eli’s wife let slip that a “blue-eyed, baby-faced insurance agent” was swindling Eli, and Nucky had a long look of knowing, it felt like the punishment would be more severe than a prison sentence. The insurance agent is actually the man leading the investigation (for the Bureau of Investigation, the original formation of the FBI) into the network of bootleggers along the Atlantic. Eli has once again made a choice to stab Nucky in the back. He doesn’t have a short memory of what happened last time he tried that. This time, the federal agent is making Eli choose between Nucky’s empire and the life of his son (who faces life in prison once a murder cover-up, which Nucky facilitated, becomes uncovered). Nucky didn’t explicitly come forward that he knew Eli was working with the FBI, but the show made it obvious that he knows exactly what’s happening. At this point last year, Nucky was on the brink of losing everything and managed to put a plan together with Eli and Al Capone to avoid his
demise. The cards are in Nucky’s hands this time. Eli has set up a meeting with the ringleaders from New York, Atlantic City and Florida, and Nucky (supposedly) took the bait. Down the road in Maryland, Chalky White has shown that he is living with nine lives. Dr. Narcisse’s men eventually caught up to him and he once again survived. This is a layered series with many characters. The plot lines are thickening, but it’s still unclear how this puzzle will come together and be solved. It could be the end for Nucky. It could be the end for Eli. It could be the end for Chalky. It could be the end for everyone, knowing this show. Either way, not everyone’s going to make it. This show somehow still manages to shock me even though it’s all based on what really happened. The lesson, as always: Don’t abolish alcohol ever again. Warner Strausbaugh, TV critic On Twitter @WStrausbaugh email@example.com
Rebecca McDade at Bombs The Corvallis debut of this accomplished 18-year old who plays guitar and a host of other stringed instruments will take place Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Bombs Away Cafe.
ISOSU’s Meet and Mingle
The Meet and Mingle is a professional reception for campus leadership and the Oregon State University International Community, in which students have an opportunity to interact with professional OSU staff. ISOSU believes networking starts today for the leaders of tomorrow. The keynote speaker for the event is Larry Roper, OSU’s vice provost for student affairs. ISOSU wants the international and internationally minded students to meet and engage with individuals who shape the experiences of students at OSU. The reception will be Thursday in the Memorial Union lounge from 5-7:30 p.m.
Oregon State University’s glee choir will host its annual “Sing-off” this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Corvallis. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $5 for youth and students and $10 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
‘The Sound of Music’
Tickets are available for The Majestic Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music.” Performance dates are Nov. 7-9, 13-16 and 20-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10, 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors, and are available online at majestic.org/tickets or by phone at 541-738-7469.
Hoolyeh Israeli Dance
The Corvallis Folklore Society holds a Hoolyeh International Israeli Dance class on Sundays at Gatton Hall in the First Congregational Church in Corvallis from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $3 at the door, $2 for CFS members.
Chamber Music Corvallis
The 55th season of Chamber Music Corvallis continues Friday with the Daurov/Myer Duo at 7:30 p.m at the LaSells Stewart Center. With Adrian Daurov on the cello, and Spencer Myer on the piano, the duo will perform Beethoven’s “7 Variations on ‘Bei Mannern welche Liebe fuhlen’,” without Opus #46, from Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute”; Debussy’s “Cello Sonata in D minor”; Rorem’s “Dances for Cello and Piano” and Rachmaninov’s “Cello Sonata in G minor,” Op. 19. Individual tickets are available online, at the door and from Grass Roots Bookstore in Corvallis. Ticket prices range from $24-$27.
Reader’s Theatre at the Majestic
The Majestic Reader’s Theatre Company continues its first season of high-quality staged readings, Sunday at 7 p.m., with “A Body of Water” by Lee Blessing. On the last Sunday of every month, the Company will offer another production in the “Reader’s Theatre” style: trained actors, with scripts in hand, make the play come alive through vocal talent, facial expressions and minimal staging. In “A Body of Water,” Moss and Avis are a handsome, middle-aged couple who wake up in a beautiful house, surrounded by a lush lawn and a vast body of water. There’s one big problem, though. The two of them have amnesia so perfect that they can’t remember their own names, and their consequent pursuit of their identities yields no answers. Seating for the production is limited. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and seniors, and are available online at majestic.org/tickets or by phone at 541-738-7469.
Civil War at the Majestic Theatre
Starting at 4 p.m. on Nov. 29, the Majestic Theatre will stream the Civil War game — OSU vs. U of O — live on the main stage. This is a free community event sponsored by Flat Tail Brewing.
Published on Nov 19, 2013