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Frat house burned, students displaced Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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UCONN STUDENT BREAKS CONNECTICUT STATE RECORD FOR HEAVIEST PUMPKIN
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rematch: thirty years later UConn men’s soccer will host the Columbia Lions tonight SPORTS/ page 12 EDITORIAL: malala yousafzai sets example for women to fight for education Yousafzai’s message sends a powerful message about fighting terrorism COMMENTARY/page 4 UCONN PROFESSOR PRESENTS AT WORLD CONFERENCE Prof. Joseph Renzulli gave the keynote speach at a teaching conference in Kentucky NEWS/ page 2
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On Saturday, Oct. 12, an unknown source started a fire in Tau Kappa Epsilon’s fraternity house on 91 Willington Hill Rd. that damaged the house beyond repair, resident Nick Wytas said. Four members of the UConn skydiving club were the first responders, said one of the responders, Leah Murphy. No one was injured or inside the house at the time, but the four residents, Mark Steanczyk, Stephan Chassagnoux, Zach Carriker – all in their 7th semester, and Wytas – in his 5th semester lost textbooks, computers and clothes. The Mansfield Fire Department was unable to comment at the time. The skydiving students – Murphy, Doug Hendrix, Andrew Stipicevic, all in their 5th semester, and graduate student Wiley Skewes, were coming back from a practice at an indoor tunnel in New Hampshire when Hendrix
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The fraternity house known as “Bungelow,” which houses the Tau Kappa Epsilon members, burns as the fire control respondents take measures to control the flames on Saturday night. No one was injured in the fire, but the four residents lost everything inside.
noticed the burning house from the backseat of the car. Murphy said he screamed, “stop,” and Skewes jumped out of the car before the vehicle had come to a full stop, and ran to the front door.
No one was at the scene and the neighbors had not seemed to notice yet, Murphy said. Hendrix called 911 while still in the car. While waiting for fire trucks to arrive the students
devised a plan to find anyone that was in the house. Skewes went in the front door while Murphy watched for him, and Stipicevic went in the backdoor and Hendrix watched for him. When Skewes and
Gas leak detected at McMahon A potentially dangerous gas leak kept students out of McMahon Mon. By David Weigand Campus Correspondent On Monday, October 14, a gas leak was detected within Brien McMahon hall, and students evacuated from the building as firefighters searched for the source. The alarm went off at 1:35 pm, and students congregated on the lawn. Simon Archambault, a third-semester Physiology Neurobiology and Psych major, said that “the firefighters respondent really quickly” and addressed the problem right away. There was an “extravagant number” of responders, and some of the students were worried that the leak was “potentially dangerous.” The leak “smelled like natural gas” as it “permeated through the hallways.”
Many students missed an hour or two of hard work, sleep, or other midday activity, but are pleased that the situation was totally under the firefighters’ control. Simon was “choosing [his] classes for next semester” and was not totally eager to lose the time, but he said as long as the problem was addressed, that’s what’s important. The nature of the gas leak is as yet a mystery. The firefighters did urge the students waiting outside not to smoke, lest an explosion rock the building and the surrounding areas. The Mansfield fire chief has not yet been reached for comment, though the residents of McMahon can rest assured that the gas leak is no longer an issue.
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McMahon Dining Hall was emptied after students were forced to leave the McMahon premises for a few hours during the day on Monday while the fire department investigated reports of a bad smell that may indicate a dangerous gas leak.
Big names to cohost Campus Kisses fund raiser with a UConn sorority With a handwritten postcard and a lipstick kiss to seal its envelope, the UConn chapter of Pi Beta Phi will raise funds to support U.S. military efforts overseas Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. from their home in Husky Village. The women of Pi Beta Phi are inviting all students to participate in the Campus Kisses to the Troops event, a nationwide event sponsored by Cosmopolitan magazine, Maybelline New York and Seventeen magazine. For each postcard a participant writes, Cosmopolitan, Maybelline and Seventeen will donate $1 to the troops. The
postcards will be included in care packages sent to U.S. troops in honor of Veterans Day. Pi Beta Phi Vice President of Communications Melissa Ober said she hopes to have participants write 1,000 postcards, although she is unsure of what to expect as this is the first time the UConn chapter of the sorority has taken part in the event. Representatives from Maybelline will be at Pi Beta Phi’s C2 house in Husky Village to do participants’ lipstick in order to create the perfect pout for the postcard envelopes. In addition, students who tweet a picture of their handwritten postcard with the hashtag #campuskisses2013 will have the chance to donate $1,000 to a
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Stipicevic came out they assumed no one was in the house, Murphy said. Murphy estimated that the two who entered the house were inside for two minutes, in which time they looked for people on the first floor and in the basement. The doors were unlocked and lights were on inside of the house, said Murphy. The volunteer firefighters arrived at the scene five minutes later, Murphy estimated, and did not go inside because at that point the second floor was starting to fall apart, she said. After, they waited for a water truck to arrive, and Murphy estimated the fire was put out 20 minutes later. The residents of the house learned of the fire when they returned to their house later that night, said Wytas. He said there will be an investigation into the cause of the fire, but they expect that it was electrical related. UConn has relocated the residents to Shippee Hall and Northwood Apartments.
charity of their choice. What Ober can expect from Campus Kisses to the Troops, however, is a fun atmosphere. “Everyone’s going to be really excited and happy to be there,” she said. “It’s going to be very high energy. We’re hoping to get as many participants as we can.” Cosmopolitan started Kisses to the Troops in New York City in 2009 and has since donated over $200,000. In 2011, Cosmopolitan teamed up with Maybelline and Seventeen to kickstart the fundraising initiative on college campus. So far, sororities across America have sent more than 58,000 postcards to U.S. troops overseas.
A lone Ramsey police officer salutes as a U.S. Army honor guard carries the coffin of Army Staff. Sgt. Timothy McGill after a procession through his hometown of Ramsey, N.J., Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. A UConn sorority will host a fund raiser and postcard writing event to support the military Wednesday.
Plans are now underway to begin a project at UConn’s regional campus in Stamford to provide housing for students by the fall of 2016. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, UConn’s Board of Trustees voted in favor of starting a process to bring student housing to a regional campus, and it will be the first time outside of Storrs. With its current population at 1,400 students, the Stamford campus is expected to grow under Next Generation Connecticut, a program passed in state legislature during the 2012 session. UConn is planning to have housing close to campus and available for 400 students. Since there is currently no university housing available at Stamford’s campus, many students must rent apartments in the city. However, with the new housing, students will most likely be able to choose from studio and dormitory units. “Having a residential component at our Stamford campus answers great demand from our students, who tell us time and time again that they’d like to have an undergraduate experience there that includes housing,” UConn President Susan Herbst said. “Stamford is a vibrant city,” Herbst said, “and our students have many opportunities there for internships that complement their studies on campus.” Asked why, of all regional campus, UConn decided to bring housing to Stamford, University spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said that the “Stamford campus is poised to grow, both in enrollment and programs, under the Next
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What’s going on at UConn today... Political Science Workshop 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Student Union, 304A UConn political science professors will gather for an information sharing session to last all day. Presentations will include information about syllabi and use of Roper Center data.
The Art of Activism 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dodd Center Auditorium A presentation that argues that scholars should learn from and ally with activist artists. The presenter will compare activist artists’ and scholars’ irreverence toward authorities and institutions.
Creative Writing Program 6 to 7 p.m. UConn Co-Op Visiting author Steve Straight is a professor of English and director of the poetry program at Manchester Community College.
An Intimate Encounter: The Jews and Classical Islam 5 to 6 p.m. Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium Professor Ross Bran of Cornell University will deliver a public lecture on the relationship between the Jewish and Islamic peoples. Admission is free. – JACKIE WATTLES
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6 injured, 2 critically in Farmington crash
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Six people, including three children, have been injured when a car collided with a minivan in Farmington. Police say a woman driving the minivan, and another woman riding in the car were critically hurt in the crash on Hyde Road shortly before 1 p.m. A man driving the car also suffered serious injuries. An 8-year-old boy riding in the minivan was flown by Lifestar helicopter to a local hospital. A 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy in the van were taken by ambulance to a hospital. Details on their injuries weren’t immediately available. Route 6 was closed in the area for much of Monday afternoon as police investigated the crash.
US Supreme Court asked to decide Conn. layoff
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a court ruling that said former Gov. John G. Rowland’s administration violated state employees’ constitutional rights when it laid off 2,800 workers based on their union membership in 2003. Rowland and his lawyers said the case could have national implications because it would hamper governors and local officials during labor negotiations. In May, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled that the Rowland administration violated state workers’ right to freedom of association and ordered a lower federal court, which had found in the administration’s favor, to decide on an award for the laid-off employees. The appeals court also ruled that the unions and plaintiff employees could pursue civil penalties against Rowland and his then-budget director, Marc Ryan, individually.
Nobel-winning Yale economist: Inequality a problem
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale professor who was among three Americans who won the Nobel prize for economics said Monday that rising economic inequality in the United States and other countries is the most important problem. Robert Shiller, known for developing a widely used measure of home prices, was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science on Monday. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honored Shiller and Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen, who are associated with the University of Chicago, “for their empirical analysis of asset prices.” Shiller, an economist famous for having warned about bubbles in technology stocks and housing, said inequality has been worsening for decades. He said he supports having a contingency plan in place now to raise taxes on the rich if inequality gets worse. “The most important problem that we are facing now today, I think, is rising inequality in the United States and elsewhere in the world,” Shiller said. On the government shutdown in Washington, Shiller said he doesn’t think it will have a major lasting impact on the markets. “I’m thinking that this crisis will likely be resolved,” Shiller said. “We won’t see a default. Even if we do, it will be for one day or something like that. Even if it’s longer, I think it’s not the end of the world.” He said markets could drop like they did when the U.S. debt was downgraded two years ago, but he noted that they bounced back. Shiller said the stock market is “rather highly priced,” but he said, “I don’t think one should view it with alarm.” He said U.S. home prices still aren’t back at their previous levels.
Conn. US attorney says shutdown is delaying cases
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The partial federal government shutdown has delayed criminal investigations and civil cases, Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor told The Associated Press. A wiretap in a criminal investigation could not be continued because of lack of funding, said Acting U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly. She said authorities also have not been able to review proposed reforms by East Haven police as part of a civil settlement of claims that officers engaged in a pattern of discrimination and abuse toward Latinos. Daly also said the shutdown will result in delays in recovering money for crime victims. Criminal prosecutors are working without pay. Prosecutors handling civil court cases are asking judges to put them on hold during the two-week-old shutdown triggered by a budget standoff. “It’s undermining of the very critical law enforcement purpose that our office is dedicated to,” Daly said. “It’s deeply demoralizing.” Daly said plenty of work was still getting done, citing major ongoing trials and the arrest of 24 defendants in Connecticut and other states on drug trafficking charges. Daly would not disclose details of the investigation related to the wiretaps. “We had a basis to go forward with the wiretap,” she said. “That would have been the best thing to do for the investigation and we’re not able to do that. Of course we’re going to go at it in every way we can, but this is tying a hand behind your back to a certain degree.”
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Oct. 10 A man, 35, of Ashford, was arrested at Dog Lane and charged with failure to drive right and operation while under the influence. Officers observed the man’s vehicle strike a curb and a rock located on the side of Alumni Quad Service Road and was traveling southbound in a northbound lane. The driver subsequently failed a series of field sobriety
tests. His bond was set at $500 and his court date is Oct. 21. Oct. 10 A man, 18, of Springfield, Ma., was arrested at North Eagleville Road and charged with a first offense of possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with less than half an ounce of marijuana, first offense of possession of half an ounce of marijuana, fail-
ure to drive right, and operation while under the influence. Police searched the man’s car after observing it cross the double yellow line and smelling a marijuana odor after conducting a stop. Marijuana paraphernalia was found in the vehicle. The man failed the field sobriety tests administered to him. His bond was set at $1,000 and his court date is Oct. 21.
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UConn prof. presents at world conference By Louise Scarce Campus Correspondent
Researchers at the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development have been promoting their work at conferences in Kentucky and Indonesia. Neag Professor Dr. Joseph Renzulli has recently returned from delivering keynote speeches at two international conferences, where Renzulli, who is also the director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, drew upon his 40 years of experience in the field to speak to hundreds of guests. At the International Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children in Louisville, Renzulli delivered a keynote speech to 600 guests from 35 countries. He spoke on the topic ‘Intelligences Outside the Normal Curve: Factors That Contribute To The Creation Of Social Capital And Leadership Skills In Young People And Adults’. UConn was also represented in Louisville by Vice Provost for Academic Administration, Dr. Sally Reis. Dr Reis, also principal investigator of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, received a Distinguished Scholar award at the Louisville conference. Taking his research further afield, Renzulli also travelled to Indonesia for a conference hosted by the Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Ciputra in East Java. There
Professor Joseph Renzulli, a professor in UConn’s school of education, delivered the keynote address at the Internatinal Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented children in Louisville.
he addressed 350 Indonesian guests on ‘The Importance of Promoting Gifted and Talented Programs in Developing Countries’. According to Renzulli, academics in developing countries are very interested in U.S. educational models. American educational achievement and academic success is always highly publicized. As Indonesian colleagues told Renzulli, “[Indonesians] work hard and can produce most things just as well and far more cheaply than in the U.S., but [Indonesia] doesn’t have any Nobel Prize winners.” International interest in the Neag Center for
Gifted Education and Talent Development is not without cause. UConn is a world leader in gifted and talented education. Its long-standing partnership with the University of Virginia in the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented produces some of the most important research in the field. However, conducting research in a consistently underfunded field can pose difficulties even at a comparatively well-resourced base such as the Neag Center. Last year, funding for research under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Act was removed from the federal budget. Though UConn’s program is
the best in the world, Renzulli says that the constant battle for funding is holding back gifted and talented research. “When you compare funding to special education for instance… well, there’s currently no federal funding for gifted and talented research,” Renzulli said. “Obviously education for people with disabilities is very important, but our economy depends on people like Steve Jobs, Stephen Spielberg… people whose parents were told to take them to a psychiatrist!” According to Renzulli, gifted and talented education isn’t about using traditional methods to find gifted students. “I’ve been doing this 40 years, and I still don’t have a formula for what a gifted student looks like,” Renzulli said. He recounts the tale of a 15-year-old boy who recently developed a test for pancreatic cancer to prove his point. “The boy said, ‘I’m not even one of the smartest kids in my class’… It’s about finding kids who are highly creative but might not show up on IQ tests, the traditional gatekeepers of gifted and talented programs,” Renzulli said. Renzulli says that the research conducted by him and his colleagues is for all students, not just those who may be identified as gifted and talented. “It’s to provide a more personalized education… to provide every young person with an education that is appropriately challenging,” he said.
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The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees gave the green light to plans to expand housing at the UConn Stamford campus. The new building will house up to 400 additional students.
Generation Connecticut initiative, so having student housing there is a natural fit to help facilitate that growth.” “Our research also shows that there’s strong interest among students,” Reitz said, “and that many who currently commute say they’d jump at the chance to live close to the campus.” While many see the housing plan as an improvement to the campus, some are concerned about the regional impact it may have. In particular, some people fear it will drive down enrollment at Western Connecticut State University, which is about an hour away. On this matter, Reitz said, “UConn doesn’t see itself in competition with Western
Connecticut State, which does a great job with its programs and is a partner in the state’s larger mission of having a highly educated and highly skilled workforce.” “We expect there may be opportunities for collaboration,” Reitz said, “and we admire all that WCSU is accomplishing and the talented students it’s producing.” Aside from the main campus in Storrs and the one in Stamford, UConn also has regional campuses in Avery Point, Torrington, Waterbury and Greater Hartford. While UConn was founded in Storrs in 1881, the regional campus in Stamford opened in 1951.
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State leg. committee looks into UConn’s cost
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In June, the State Government of Connecticut launched a study to investigate the affordability of UConn with a focus on instate students. The tuition and fees for UConn during the 20132014 school year total $12,022, ranking the school as 25th in the country for affordability of a State Flagship University. With only 48 flagships in the United States, this puts UConn in the bottom half, the reason for much of the concern. Although the State Government of Connecticut may feel that UConn’s tuition is too high, “it is a much better value for in-state students” in comparison to the University of Massachusetts, said the Undergraduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees Michael Daniels, a seventh-semester political science and economics major. The cost of tuition and fees at UMassAmherst for the 2013-2014 school year is $13,258, more than a $1,000 higher than the cost to attend UConn. In addition to a reduced cost, UConn is ranked significantly higher than UMass; UConn is ranked 57th compared to UMass at No. 91, according to the National
The Connecticut State Capital, shown in this June 23, 2012 photo, is home to the state lawmakers. An investigative committee within the General Assembly is looking into UConn’s affordability this year.
University Rankings. Some students at UConn recognize that they are paying an affordable price for their top notch education. Kevin Alvarez,
a third-semester political science major and member of the external affairs board of the Undergraduate Student Government at UConn, said
Rachel Adams, a fifth-semester biomedical engineering major spent her summer conducting research in former Professor Wei Sun’s tissues mechanics lab where she worked on tissues for artificial heart valves. Adams, along with many other students who have conducted research over the past year, will be presenting her project to the UConn community at the Fall 2013 Frontiers Exhibition on Oct. 23 in the Wilbur Cross South Reading Room. Adams’ project, entitled “Development of a Tissue Treatment and Sorting Protocol in the Fabrication of Transcatheter Aortic Valves,” began when she
received a Student Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) Award at the end of the spring semester. Equipped with the resources she needed, Adams almost immediately ran into a problem that would alter the course of her research. She had begun the summer believing that she would be studying the elasticity of artificial organ tissue through a technique she developed called the deflection test. The test allows for the degree of elasticity to be measured and thus enables the different tissues to be grouped by their elasticity in the valve. However, Adams quickly discovered a significant flaw with the deflection test design. In order to measure the elasticity, she had been randomly pinning down the tissue. She soon discovered that
where she pinned the tissue caused a significant difference in its elasticity measurement. Therefore, a standard method of pinning had to be established. Due to this difficulty, Adams ended up focusing her research on developing the best method of pinning the tissues in order to produce the ideal stretch strain curve when they were put through the deflection test. “It was shocking to me how many variables come into play,” Adams said, “and I only worked on two; there are so many.” The most rewarding part of spending the hot summer months inside a laboratory for Adams was watching the other students in the lab who made valves out of her treated tissues and produced valves that could endure much
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Monday, helped by signs that Washington was moving closer to a deal that would avert a default by the U.S. government. The stock market started the session broadly lower after negotiations between the White House and House Republicans broke down over the weekend. However, stocks erased those losses in early afternoon trading following news that President Barack Obama would meet with Congressional leaders. The market extended those gains after Senate leaders in both parties said progress was being made. Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid opened the Senate session Monday by saying he was “very optimistic we will reach an
agreement this week that’s reasonable in nature.” The Republican Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, seconded Reid’s view, saying there had been “a couple of very useful discussions.” The Dow Jones industrial average added 64.15 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 15,301.26. The index was down as much as 100 points earlier in the day. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.94 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,710.14. The Nasdaq composite rose 23.40 points, or 0.6 percent, to 3,815.27. The United States will reach the limit of its borrowing authority Thursday, according to estimates from the Treasury Department. If the debt ceiling is not raised, investors fear the U.S. could default on its borrowings in the coming
weeks. Monday’s modest gains follow a surge in the market last week on signs of progress between Congressional Republicans and the White House. The Dow jumped 323 points on Thursday, its biggest gain of the year, and rose another 111 points Friday. Investors continue to express hope that a deal can be reached before the debt crisis causes any lasting damage. In the last few years, political deals over major budget disputes have gone down to the last minute. “We don’t need some wellcrafted, detailed deal,” said Quincy Krosby, market strategist with Prudential Financial. “We just need to buy some time so they can keep negotiating.” The U.S. government remains
that “for the most part, students think UConn is affordable, especially for all the opportunities that UConn offers.” The committee studying UConn’s affordability is comprised of state senators and members of the House from both parties. Currently the committee is attempting to determine if UConn is in fact affordable as many students believe. The committee is also discussing passing a bill to bring the management of UConn’s tuition back under the control of the state. In 1991, the state relinquished its control of UConn’s tuition to the board of trustees. According to Alvarez, it would not be “a good idea for the state to take it back because the Board of Trustees has a finger on the pulse of UConn.” The Board, which has two representatives from the student body, knows the ins and outs of the university. For the time being, tuition is set to increase by approximately six percent each year in order to hire additional faculty. Whether or not this increase will cause the university to become unaffordable for the majority of in-state students is yet to be determined.
Biomed student to showcase heart research
By Julia Werth Campus Correspondent
more wear and tear than those previously made. These improved valves could hypothetically last long enough to be used in people, which seems incredible to Adams. Adams is looking to use the Frontier Exhibition as an opportunity to share her work with the UConn community and beyond. “I’m really passionate about my work and I want to…share it with the professors, friends and other professionals that will come to the fair,” Adams said. “I hope people will come out and check out all the projects.” For more information about the Frontier Fair contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at our@ uconn.edu.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
New website offers virtual studyrooms and notesharing
A new website allows students to study, communicate and share information about classes via an interactive virtual classroom. The webiste allows free registration.
By David Weigand Campus Correspondent Cooplearn.com is an online education tool, now in beta, that involves students with education in a radical new way, encouraging cooperation and note-sharing by students online. The Cooplearn website describes the program’s “Social Learning Management System,” which places students in a web-operated classroom taught and managed by students, for students. Termed “studyrooms,” these pages represent classes taught in one’s university, and use actual material in a different setting in order “to give education back to the students,” and empower students with communication in a much more efficient way than was possible before. Cooplearn strives to “take the pressures of schooling individually” and makes it possible for group study sessions to extend to everyone in a class. Every student, then, can become a teaching assistant, placing the power of education really more in the hands of the students. Another site, known as StudyBlue offers similar services, although Cooplearn is unique in its structure and the approach it takes to recreating the social non-classroom setting. StudyBlue features a sleek design and offers students the ability to share cus-
tom “flashcards,” or little discreet packets of course information, with potentially hundreds of other students in the same class. The classes that Cooplearn has to offer are constructed by students for students, for the sake of mutual benefit, so the courses will be presented “mirroring those taken in academic institutions. Like a day spent at the library with a classmate, talking over problems and hashing out study guides, Cooplearn aims to facilitate informal, efficient study sessions between peers, but because it’s all online, the classroom is no longer bound by brick and mortar. For the first time, every students’ notetaking and reviews can be posted online, accessed, and discussed by every other student. Obviously, this is a concern for some universities, especially those with stricter rules concerning privacy and those with plagiarism problems, though it may actually turn out to be good for students’ grades in the end. Because they are so fresh and so radically different from other education sites, time will tell if Cooplearn and StudyBlue are adequate study tools or online time wasters. Many students would likely find Cooplearn and StudyBlue useful, although perhaps professors have something else to say about them.
Debt ceiling talks push stocks higher, shutdown talks resume
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partially shut down because House Republicans want to attach conditions to a budget bill that would scale back the country’s new health care law. President Barack Obama is insisting that the government be reopened without strings attached. The partial shutdown is entering its third week. Investors should brace for more volatility this week as long as the debt ceiling remains unresolved, said John Lynch, regional chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank, which manages $170 billion in assets. “We’re basically trading on the news at this point,” Lynch said. Wall Street also has a busy week of corporate earnings to work through. Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and Citigroup report their results Tuesday.
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Malala Yousafzai sets example for women to fight for education
f you hit a Talib (a member of the Taliban), then there would be no difference between you and the Talib, you must not treat others with cruelty. … You must fight others through peace and through dialogue and through education” stated Malala Yousafzai on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. On the eve of the anniversary of the attempt on her life, Malala Yousafzai, continues to send a powerful message to the entire world education, not violence, is the best way to fight terrorism. On Oct. 9, 2012, Malala, 14, decided to go to school, something she had been doing for years. However, she had been defying the Taliban’s order that prevented women and girls alike from attaining an education. Nonetheless, Malala continued to go to school in order to promote education on behalf of all girls. Malala was shot in the head and neck, point-blank, on her way back from school. Education, the key to moving vertically in the socioeconomic ladder, is taken for granted, in most welldeveloped nations like the United States of America. The benefits and power of education are underrated. As governments try to implement education to all demographics of the population from poor to underrepresented minorities, education is simply handed to most citizens. However, across the world, communities are being terrorized and stripped of their basic human right: the right to attaining an education. Women in Pakistan have to fight for their education. Why? Because by not providing proper education to its population, the Taliban can continue to command control in certain areas of Pakistan. Education is the Achilles heel of terrorist groups. To attain an education is to attain the key to escape the rule of terrorist governments. Thus terrorist groups continue to terrorize oppressed groups that try to learn. Malala sends a very powerful message to the world; not only does everyone deserves an equal opportunity to education, but the best way to fight oppression is not through war, but education. A year after the Taliban shot Malala, she continues to advocate for equal opportunities for education. She was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, met with President Obama and argued for equal education at the United Nations. Malala’s story of defiance and activism should be a lesson for the global community, that education, not war, is the best way to stifle terrorism.
A horror story in Washington: The future of the Republican Party
n the past two weeks of the government shutdown, blame has been thrown towards both sides of the isle. However, it would appear that most Americans have picked a group to blame: those dear old Republicans. Yes, Obama and the Democrats aren’t perfect politicians either. However, at least they haven’t thrown a hissy fit over the funding of Obamacare, which went into effect even with the government shutdown. This article will not merely detail the government shutdown, but will ask, with a current Republican By Victoria Kallsen approval rating Weekly Columnist of 28 percent, also known as the lowest rating either party has received since they began conducting polls in 1992, is the future of the Republican Party anything but a dead end? Let’s talk about the big Republican names out there in politics who represent the face of the Republican party. Mitt Romney, who a year ago was the biggest Republican out there, has mostly seceded from the political sphere, leaving it pretty wide open as to who should be considered important in the upcoming 2014 and 2016 elections. While many have been feverishly chanting “Hillary 2016,” as if they were Hermione Granger trying to memorize a spell, Republicans don’t have a clear frontrunner. Names that have been tossed around are Chris Christie (Governor of New Jersey), Paul Ryan (House Representative from Wisconsin),
Rand Paul (Senator from Kentucky) and Ted Cruz (Senator from Texas who hates Obamacare), in addition to the losing nominees last time around: Michele Bachmann (House Representative from Minnesota), Rick Perry (Governor of Texas), and Rick Santorum (former senator from Pennsylvania). Other names to note are Eric Cantor and John Boehner, the Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively. The word limit on this article does not allow for a firm discussion of all the ridiculous things these Republicans have said over the years. However, this connects to an important point that Republican candidates often struggle with being conservative enough for Tea Party conservatives, yet moderate enough for those Republican-leaning independents. For example, Christie is praised for his work with Hurricane Sandy disaster relief and his fiscal policies that have allowed for no rate increases in income tax, sales tax and corporate business tax. However, he has also made the critical error of saying homosexuality is not a sin when signing a bill that banned gay conversion therapy in New Jersey and thanking Obama for his help with Hurricane Sandy disaster relief. Since agreeing with Muslim Overlord Obama can be a bit much for some Tea Partiers, Christie should obviously be concerned. After criticizing Boehner for stalling on Hurricane Sandy funding, Christie wasn’t invited to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) which many consider to be the starting point for Republican presidential nomination. The organizer of the event commented on Christie’s exclusion, saying to MSNBC, “...he didn’t deserve to be
on the all-star selection... hopefully next year he’s back on the right track and being a conservative.” Why are Republicans attacking themselves within the party? With a majority in the House of Representatives and holding a majority in governorships and state legislatures, the Republican party is a powerful force in the United States. To many outsiders, it does appear to be struggling as it fights for the interest of extreme conservatives and moderate Republicans. The most healthy alternative would be for the obstructionist Tea Party to bow out of the Republican party, giving the latter an opportunity to actually appeal to voters and allowing the Tea Party to continue with its intense conservative agenda. Most of the voters Republicans are losing are young voters who are concerned about social issues. (Personally, Obama swayed me in 2012 because my uterus was going to shrivel up and die if Mitt Romney was to lead the charge regarding legislation on it). With many voters concerned about same-sex marriage, abortion and other social issues, Republicans, even with great ideas for the economy, won’t get heard if they are promising to defund a strong public health initiative like Obamacare on day one in office (something that is also basically impossible). It’s time for Republicans to stop catering to extremist views if they expect to make any changes in government in terms of economic, government or military policy. To prevent further government shutdowns, a unified Republican party should be the priority for its leaders.
Victoria.Kallsen@UConn.edu 5th-semester mechanical engineering @Oh_Vicki
Launch of healthcare exchange plagued by problems Are you aware how many schools have a squirrelsrelated Twitter account? There should be a death match or something #GetThatNut I parallel parked right out front of my house so yeah, this is the best day of my life. The West Wing was such a good show. Turn on the music... turn off the world I feel like Arya Stark today whispering names of people I want to kill Do you ever try to brush your teeth with your weak hand? Since, my friend, you have revealed your greatest fear, I sentence you to be exposed before your peers. Tear down the Wall! Haha “Having a UConn alum mentioned on Monday Night Football is the highlight of our football season.”
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website way down. With that many uncompressed files linked to a page it’s no wonder the servers got bogged down. The reason this is so troubling is because there is just no excuse for this kind of shoddy work. This was supposed to be the simple part, and the fact that it was handled so poorly doesn’t inspire much confidence in the rest of the system not to mention the law as a whole. I mention the site’s poor design because the really tricky part of exchanges is behind the curtains. Information verification is never an easy task. Retrieving and sending information from a myriad of federal databases was never going to go down without a hitch. The exchanges have to verify your income, age, whether or not you can receive insurance from an employer and your legal residence just to calculate the federal subsidies that you are eligible for. The design of the website likely exacerbated these problems, but more on that later. The surface problems can, and will, be fixed over time, but if this complex network that connects the exchanges to federal databases and insurers does not work then the law will not work. Some experts worry that if the back
end isn’t functioning it could take months or years to fix. It was an inauspicious start to a highly-contested law. The federal health care exchange flopped and in a big way, and on a national stage. The initial problem was dismissed as a traffic problem. Some proponents of the law have even taken to touting the higher than expected traffic as proof, both of the law’s popularity and success. The problem is the website should have been built to handle more traffic. The administration should have predicted an influx of hits on the first day. This law has been the subject of so much controversy that most anyone with a horse in the race probably logged on just to check things out. I know I did. It’s also important to note that the traffic problem was made worse by poor design. The website won’t let you shop around without first making an account. This creates a choking point, that combined with the problems mentioned above was the source of the exchange’s problems. People shouldn’t have had to create an account on the first day. Why not let people enter in their information income, age, etc. and let people see what they are likely to pay without informa-
tion verification. This would have certainly smoothed the exchange’s launch. People shouldn’t have been setting up accounts, and they definitely shouldn’t have been purchasing insurance on day one. The insurance wouldn’t even kick in until January. So why make shopping so difficult? That is unless you don’t want your prices scaring people away. Bottom line, people should be concerned. If it’s too difficult for people to sign up, then young, healthy individuals who don’t need insurance will be less likely to join. This would be a major problem because people with pre-existing conditions, many of whom are going to be able to get affordable coverage for the first time in a long time, will find a way to sign up. They will log in as many times as it takes, they will register by phone if they have to, or go straight to the insurance companies. This would drive up premiums. If that happens it would be hard to imagine the Affordable Care Act remaining law.
Devin.Keehner@UConn.edu 5th-semester communications
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A UConn student’s pumpkin broke the Connecticut state record for heaviest pumpkin, and it is New England’s heaviest pumpkin this year. Weighing in at 1,776.5 pounds, and standing threeand-a-half feet in height, Matthew DeBacco’s pumpkin’s circumference is 193.5 inches and is approximately five feet across. A two-time UConn alumnus, DeBacco completed his undergraduate career with a double major in pathobiology and horticulture and a minor in molecular cell biology. DeBacco returned for his master’s degree in plant science and did research studying the insects that damage plants like pumpkins. DeBacco is currently working towards his master’s degree in education and is student teaching high school in Meriden. DeBacco has been growing for 13 years, since he was in high school, and focused on pumpkins in particular. “I was cleaning out the compost pile,” DeBacco said, “when we found pumpkins growing on their own. My dad said I could grow one thing, so I went for the biggest thing.” Growing the prize pumpkin was no easy feat for DeBacco who fed the pumpkin 80 gallons of water a day and tested both the soil and the leaves of the plant to ensure it was getting the proper nutrients. By
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Pictured above: the record-breaking pumpkin that weighs just shy of a metric ton.
testing the leaves of the plant, DeBacco was able to formulate special food full of the nutrients the pumpkin most needed to grow healthily. During the peak of the pumpkin’s growing season it gained 40 to 50 pounds a day, which averaged to 18 pounds a day during the 97-day growing period. DeBacco estimated that on average the pumpkin grew 0.8 pounds an hour. “You notice the growth. You come home from school and
you can see that it’s bigger after one day,” DeBacco said. The pumpkin, which was grown in Rocky Hill, was brought to UConn on a trailer and displayed outside of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “I wanted to share my harvest with everyone,” said DeBacco, who had grown the largest off-season pumpkin this past winter in the floriculture greenhouse on campus. That pumpkin, which
weighed 220 pounds, produced seeds that DeBacco gave to other pumpkin famers. Two of the seeds produced pumpkins that weighed 1,734 pounds and 1,744 pounds. “That ranks the seeds that I produced in the top five seeds ever in the world,” DeBacco said. DeBacco’s own masterpiece was grown from seeds he obtained from a friend in Oregon. “I liked the genetic background, so I decided to try
and grow it,” DeBacco said. DeBacco’s pumpkin will be taken to Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, to be carved by a professional pumpkin carver, Scott Culley. “I’ve seen him carve and it’s amazing,” DeBacco said. Each year, Foxwoods buys the largest pumpkins in the state to be carved and displayed on its premises and this was the first time DeBacco’s work qualified.
More affordable transportation Trail of Terror now open in Wallingford for UConn students’ needs By Emily Lewson Campus Correspondent
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A Peter Pan bus outside the Port Authority Terminal in New York City.
By Breanna Patterson Campus Correspondent When students, either instate or out, consider coming to UConn, the university’s proximity to New York and Boston is often advertised. For individuals that may want to explore the East Coast, travelling to these major cities can be a huge motivation for becoming a Husky. However, given the current costs of travel and the outrageous burden of modern-day student debt, how realistic is this possibility? For the average UConn student, a Peter Pan Bus Line roundtrip ticket from Storrs to New York City is $50. Peter Pan’s main competitor, Megabus, offers the same trip for almost the exact same price. Although Megabus does advertise trips for $1, journeys are only that cheap if they are scheduled months in advance. For busy college students, making plans that far ahead is simply not realistic. Many of these companies advertise student rate. However, how these rates are accessed is usually unclear. In the first few months of the 2013 school year, multiple students at UConn have found
it impossible to access these advertised discounted rates – through Peter Pan or Megabus’ websites, or by calling the customer service numbers. The purchasing of bus tickets at the UConn Co-op may be convenient, but does not provide students with a cheaper rate. The limits to this mode of transportation are surprising to many students who may have travelled to UConn from other states, believing that they could easily expose themselves to aspects of East Coast culture outside of the Storrs campus. Rita Sandhu, a 1st-semester Allied Health major from California, was surprised by how expensive it was to travel to Boston and New York. “I thought it would be cheap and easy to go to the city for a day, as was advertised,” Sandhu said. “There actually isn’t much freedom when you think about it, and as an underclassman I am not allowed to have a car on campus. I sort of feel trapped here.” Although bus schedules are limiting and sometimes require many transfers, more direct roots of transit are far more expensive. A cab from Storrs to New York is unthinkable, and trains can be more direct but
more expensive and cannot pick you up at the campus. When questioned about whether or not she currently travels, 1st-semester English major Sydney Lauro admitted that the cost of transportation has greatly impacted the possibility for her to leave campus. “It depends on how much it costs because I’m in college and, well, poor,” Lauro said. “There are no options to get off of campus. I can’t even go to CVS, literally two miles away, because the buses don’t go there.” When she was asked whether she would consider using affordable transportation services, such as Zip Car, she agreed that she would use the system as long as the cost of renting remained low. Zip Car can be found at multiple college campuses across the US. The service advertises a more ‘green’ mode of transportation by reducing the need for students to bring their own cars onto campus. For a low rate, students who meet certain requirements can rent out a car for a day and travel to different areas.
Attention UConn students: skip your weekend plans and go visit the Trail of Terror in Wallingford. It is more impressive and frightening than a horror film and the perfect way to get in the spirit of Halloween. From now until Nov. 2, “the Trail” is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Tickets must be bought online in order to guarantee admission. Despite their new Timed Ticketing (Speed Pass) system, lines are still 30 to 40 minutes long. But don’t let that discourage you! It is worth the wait and easy to stay entertained while standing in line; costumed volunteers scare all who wait. The Trail of Terror is an impressive attraction that services 2,000 people each night it operates, and it sees a 20,000 visitor increase each year, which easily explains the lines. It is run entirely by volunteers; 200 people work on any given night and over 400 are on staff. Opening back in 1994, the Trail of Terror has donated all of its profits to charitable organizations, such as Wallingford Emergency Shelter, C.R.E.W. and the American Red Cross. Owner Wayne Barcheschi said that after nineteen years of operation, the attraction is close to having donating $1 million. The charity aspect may cause the Trail of Terror to sound less scary than it is, but don’t be fooled. After entering, guests are transported to another world. Different rooms come alive as visitors walk senselessly down a winding gravel path. Girls walk in packs, never letting go of each other; guys shut their eyes, trying not to scream. Despite their attempts, it is impossible to exit without being scared. “I went into it hoping it would actually be scary. Who knew I would be grabbing onto my roommates’ girlfriend’s legs, screaming and crying [and] being tortured by clowns and nuns,” said Brendan Zielinski, a 5th-semester environmental science major said.
The attraction encapsulates famous scary movies, common fears and it is designed with classic Halloween sets in mind. The details are impressive, yet hard to take in due to the fear that keeps spectators moving quickly. Volunteers hide among the shadows, waiting to jump out, making every corner and turn a frightening experience. All 200 workers have terrifying
“I went into it hoping it would actually be scary. Who knew I would be grabbing onto my roommates’ girlfriend’s legs, screaming and crying [and] being tortured by clowns and nuns.”
Brendan Zielinski 5th-semester environmental science major
costumes that match the theme of their corresponding room. “It was awesome how they incorporated true fears beyond just the actors. The pitchblack tunnel made me totally claustrophobic, and the flashing lights in the mirror room distorted my feeling of control. I would totally go again,” Andrea DiVenere, a fifth semester chemical engineering major, said. As a whole, the Trail of Terror is a must-experience thrill ride. Every year, Barneschi changes over 70-percent of the sets, so don’t wait and go this weekend. (Not suggested for youths and those with emotional and/ or physical limitations.)
The fun of a book club seems to be extremely underrated. It’s often seen as an activity for older people. Do you even know anyone in their 20s who is in a book club? It’s surprisingly rare. Friends gather together to watch TV shows and movies; why not hang out to discuss a book as well? TV shows and movies, many of which originated as a book themselves, often reference novels. Reading may enhance your watching experience by helping you pick up subtle literary references. If you’re a reader, and even if you aren’t, there are many perks to becoming a member of a book club. Opportunities are created through book clubs to read a book you normally wouldn’t read or to discover something new. By actively listening to recommendations from others, you may realize you appreciate a particular genre or style of writing. Your friends can now be gently forced to read your favorite books that you’ve been constantly wishing they would read. Even if the suggested book isn’t liked, it’s better to discuss poor writing and plot holes with someone than to suffer through it alone. Companions will also be there to help you get through a book that always led to struggles. “War and Peace,” anyone? Do you ever get to a point in a book where something drastic happens? Something totally unexpected, causing you to have the overwhelming urge to talk to someone about it? Some books require talking because the author takes readers through twists and turns no one could have imagined. If none of your friends have read the book, they won’t have the slightest idea as to what you’re talking about as you yell at your novel in anger or despair. If your friends want to read the book at some point in time, you can’t talk to them because you will ruin the plot. If you’re in a book club, you are guaranteed that all the members have read the book and can share in your emotions. In a way, a book club can serve as an emotional support group for the trauma authors cause readers. Book clubs can also give you the motivation you need to read often. Every time there is a meeting, you better have finished the book in order to attend. If you didn’t read the book, you would find yourself left out of a fun event with friends. No one wants to be left out, especially if it can easily be prevented. Finishing a book shouldn’t be looked at as meeting a deadline but as meeting a goal and getting a reward. It’s always satisfying to remove your bookmark and close the cover one last time. Discussing it with friends will make that feeling even better. Reading can be a solitary pastime but when you add elements of a book club, it can turn into a social event. If a structured book club isn’t for you, reading a book at the same time as a friend is just as enjoyable. You’ll have someone to talk to as you read the book and someone to text late at night when you reach a sudden surprise. Even though people read separately, they can be brought together through the written word.
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Tom Hanks, center, plays the role of Captain Richard Philips, the captain of the American cargo ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009.
By Randy Amorim Staff Writer
The Matrix (1999)
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Life of Pi (2012)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
It is a bit of a double-edged sword when you make a movie based on a true story. Audiences are not nearly as gullible as they once were. The days of passing events in movies like “Fargo” or “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” without any truth or evidence is really hard to do. Audiences also expect a lot more. They want the story to remain as factual and accurate as possible, but we want it to be intense and gripping. It is a bit of a double-edged sword that we do not always see directors accomplish. Michael Bay’s recent “Pain and Gain” managed to be intense and attention gripping, but it had to embellish the facts a bit rather than be completely accurate. Paul Greengrass is one of the few directors still out there who can create a film that is both com-
pletely factual and thrilling. “Captain Philips” tells the true story of an American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates a few years ago. The captain of the ship works hard to control the situation and eventually is taken hostage as the pirates escape. You may or may not be familiar with the story and its ending, but to be safe I will leave the rest for surprise. Tom Hanks plays Philips and gives an Oscar-worthy performance. While the rest of the cast is filled with unknown actors, the supporting performances are great. I have no idea who the actors are who played the Somali pirates. The lead pirate gave an outstanding performance in which we both despise his character, but feel sympathy for him in the quality of life that has led him to desperation and a culture
where crime is the only possible way out. However, Hanks really steals the show. Hanks leads the show with the actors mostly responding to him and his character’s actions rather than stealing the stage themselves. Films in the style of “Captain Philips” are difficult to accomplish, and some directors are just not capable of it. While we are aware it is a movie, the entire thing feels and looks so real that we believe we are watching a documentary rather than a Hollywood dramatization. Greengrass’ films tend to all have this. In “United 93,” Greengrass walked us through the Sept. 11 attacks in the most realistic depiction of that day yet. Like “Captain Philips,” everything was put together and directed so well that Greengrass led us to believe we were reliving the events rather than watch-
ing a movie. Here we have a big actor, like Tom Hanks, on-screen giving a great performance, but we are still aware that it is Tom Hanks. This makes it a bit more difficult to sell us into the quasi-documentary style feel that Greengrass aims for in Philips, but he pulls it off. It’s a bit early to predict Oscar winners and nominees, but “Captain Philips” is a guaranteed nominee for Best Picture, and Greengrass should be up for Best Director. Hanks may be looking at a Best Actor nomination, but it’s still early to tell, and the upcoming months are filled with a lot of competition. However, I am very confident that “Captain Philips” will be on my top ten at the end of this year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Looking for the next big hit to come out of Nashville? You might want to watch the city’s bustling food scene. Nashville has long lured musicians looking for a break, but lately the city has seen a rush of top notch chefs and restaurateurs, too. And it’s largely thanks to those same musicians. “Not only did the music (industry) bring money, stable money, into this town, it also brought people, people from all over the country and the world, to live in Nashville,” says Roderick Bailey, who recently was named the Southeast’s best new chef by Food & Wine magazine. Those people brought worldly palates. And an expectation that those palates could be catered to. The Kings of Leon, for example. Band bassist Matthew Followill says the band’s constant touring exposed its members to all manner of great food. And they wanted it when they came home to Nashville. “A lot of the people in the food industry are also big music fans,” Followill said at the band’s Nashville studio. “We kind of felt like Nashville didn’t have a really good food scene going on. And it has changed for sure, in the past three, four, five years and there have been a lot of great restaurants that have come in. But for a while it was kind of lacking in that area compared to some of the other cities on the same scale.” That’s changing. Fast. Last year alone nearly 75 new restaurants opened. Now Followill’s older brothers, Caleb and Nathan — the foodies of the band — are able to easily rattle off favorite Nashville eateries — Husk, The Catbird
Seat, Rolf & Daughters, City House and Bailey’s restaurant, Silly Goose, places that aren’t just great locally, but known nationally. And that has the players on the city’s music scene lending a hand to spread the word that good eats have arrived. Bands and artists like Kings of Leon, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and even Taylor Swift have been talking up the city’s fine restaurants and neighborhood favorites in national publications. And last month, the Followill brothers brought in top chefs from the Food Network, New York and Los Angeles to serve their creations alongside local restaurants and chefs at the band’s inaugural Music City Eats festival. “So now the theme has changed, now it’s a celebration of Nashville,” Caleb Followill said of the festival. “Cause we have a lot of young, great chefs that are trying to do something special and I want Nashville to become one of the Southern food meccas that it has potential to be.” City House’s Tandy Wilson, a Tennessee native who creates delicious Italian pastas and pizzas with Southern ingredients, said having musicians as regular customers fits into his style of dining. “It’s kinda opened some doors to a little bit of friendship and you figure out that we’re not all that different,” Wilson said. “I find a lot of these guys we can have the same conversations. When they go to a different city, they go eat somewhere. They want to talk about that. I have been taken to some really awesome meals by rock stars that I never would have found if they couldn’t take me there.”
Captain Philips 10/10
The best of Stallone Musicians play up Nashville food scene
By Randy Amorim Staff Writer
It’s hard to remember that Sylvester Stallone, whose career began in pornography, has been nominated for Oscars in acting and writing. This is mainly because the majority of his filmography is filled with absolute garbage. Rather than writing the good, thrilling and dramatic character-driven dramas he is capable of, Stallone has preferred mostly to create ridiculous action movies and show off his muscles. His age has not stopped him in the least bit. Nonetheless, Stallone has done a few good, and even great movies, and while this week’s “Escape Plan” will most likely to be another entry to his list of ridiculous action films, perhaps one of these films I have chosen to discuss will remind you that he can do good things. “Rocky” Franchise: The original “Rocky” is an outstanding, inspiring and Best Picturewinning classic. It didn’t really demand or need a sequel, but as Stallone would do throughout his career and continue to do today, he made it anyways. The first three were great. The most recent one was good. The two in between were unspeakable. Did Rocky fight the steroid-using Russian giant for any other reason than to cash in on the Cold War sentiments at the time? Don’t even get me started on that “Tommy gun” nonsense. But I digress. “Rocky” made Stallone’s career and for a time convinced us that he was a great actor. “Rambo”: “First Blood” was also a classic, but Stallone doesn’t realize that not every film needs a sequel. The second and third installments were about as nonsensical as action movies come. The most recent one was
actually pretty good. It was a bit gratuitous with the violence and a bit absurd, but it worked in a fun action movie kind of way. Stallone defended the violence by claiming it drew attention to the war crimes committed in Burma at the time of the film’s release. While somewhat true, it felt a bit more exploitative than humanitarian. See what Stallone does? I liked this movie and I’m still criticizing it due to all the bad ones I can’t forget. “Cliffhanger”: This is one of those overlooked action film gems. “Cliffhanger” was an intense, violent and gripping thriller. Set in the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, both criminals and law enforcement search for suitcases full of cash dropped in an air heist gone wrong. Stallone has done a lot of action movies, but this is one of the few good ones. It’s not your typical Stallone action movie, and I mean that in a good way. “Cop Land”: Stallone gives one his best performances in another overlooked 90s gem. Focusing more on drama and characters than action, “Cop Land” tells the story of a New Jersey sheriff who runs a small town mostly populated with corrupt New York City cops. Stallone’s sheriff respects these men as he can never be one due to an ear disability he acquired on the job. The sheriff eventually discovers the officers involved in a murder cover up. Stallone manages to lead well against a great supporting cast of Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Harvey Keitel, Michael Rapaport and Robert Patrick. Filled with plenty of suspense, action, drama and mystery, this a must for any crime film fan.
One-hit wonders of the Hollywood
In music, the term “one hit wonder” is applied to any artist whose entire career is distinguished by a single song; which brought them to the forefront of the industry, many labeling them as a rising star; only to quickly descend into obscurity. However through ironic coincidence or contrast with the rest of their unspectacular careers; their one spark of success tends to be universally beloved and appraised. The same concept is present in movies. Here are several figures fondly remembered for only a single film. Kate Hudson: She rose to fame after an endearing performance as a rock groupie in “Almost Famous,” which includes a scene where she performs a minimalist dance to Cat Stevens’ “The Wind” that’s nothing short of enchanting. She even earned an Oscar nomination. Unfortunately, she made a mistake actresses in their 20s are prone to, starring in a slew of awful romantic comedies: “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Le Divorce,” “Bride Wars.” One charmless performance after another, and by the end of the decade all of her buzz had fizzled out. The Hughes Brothers: Allen and Albert Hughes made their directorial debut with the raw and relentless “Menace II Society,” the best of the urban black films made in the early 1990s. Only 21 at the time of its release, the brothers had shown the ability to turn amateur direction techniques into a powerful cultural portrait. Their next film, “Dead Presidents” was met with mixed reviews, and since they have worked sparingly and without the thematic significance of their first features. Their last collaborative film was the adequate “Book of Eli” and Allen Hughes directed the solid “Broken City” which was released in January of this year. However after their astonishing debut, few would have expected their careers to be where they are today. Jaye Davidson: He made his motion picture in debut in Neil Jordan’s “The Crying Game,” which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Although he should have won, given how difficult his role was and how no other actor could have filled it. Regrettably, given the corkscrew plot of “The Crying Game” and that Davidson’s role itself is a pivotal twist, there’s little I can say about it. Afterwards, he had an antagonistic in “Stargate” but then retired from acting to continue his career in fashion. While I respect his decision, he was an excellent young talent who was erased off the map far too quickly. Mark Hamill: I include Hamill on this list very reluctantly, given the circumstances he has had a successful career, but he is the prototypical one hit wonder. It goes without saying, he was Luke Skywalker, the protagonist of maybe the most culturally significant trilogy of movies made in the latter half of the 20th century. What happened? He was a victim of typecasting; unable to land roles outside of the genre. It’s not at all his fault, it happened to almost every science fiction star. Why do you think the cast of “Star Trek” made six movies, because they couldn’t get work elsewhere. However, Hamill has had an extensive and respectable career as a voice actor, including roles in “Batman: The Animated Series,” the English dub of “Castle in the Sky” and “Regular Show.” Richard Kelly: Director of the 2001 surreal thriller “Donnie
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Bicyclist etiquette to follow at UConn By Katie McWilliams Senior Staff Writer
If you were lucky enough to get a ticket to Comic Con this weekend, then you probably had an incredible time and have already told all of your friends to get tickets for next year. If you missed it this weekend, then you better continually refresh the ticket page on the New York Comic Con website until you can buy a ticket for 2014. If you enjoy any kind of media or consider yourself a part of any fandom, then Comic Con would have been just the place for you. New York Comic Con 2013 was a blast, and anyone who could not go this year can hopefully get a chance in 2014. One of the best parts of every Comic Con is the throngs of cosplayers, whom can (thankfully) always be found in pictures online the day after. Of course pictures never do these elaborate costumes justice like seeing them in person would. In person, you really notice the hours of hard work that were invested in each costume of your favorite characters, someone else’s favorite character or even a character that you’ve never seen before. “Adventure Time” cosplayers nearly dominated Comic Con, but hundreds of other pop culture characters were in attendance. From Walter White to Pokemon and anything in between, around, or out of this world, the cosplayers of Comic Con 2013 were astounding. Those who missed them should spend some time appreciating the incredible
fandom commitments that are online. The only thing that may have been more enjoyable than the cosplayers was the merchandise. There were hundreds of booths filled with hundreds of items that people spent hundreds of dollars on. It was nearly impossible to walk around the Comic Con booths and not find something you would spend copious amounts of money for. If you knew where to look you could find a lot of free merchandise being given out, such as posters and hats. Shirts, costumes, books, comics, cards, games, col-
lectibles, plush toys, artist drawings of your favorite characters, jewelry, etc., were all things that could be found at any booth, along with massive amounts of the nerdiest items you can possibly imagine. The truth is Comic Con is never really over until you get home and take record of all the excellent stuff you acquired. Of course Comic Con hosts events on weekends, really presenting what Comic Con has to offer. There are panels, screenings, autographs, celebrities and Q&As that occur all weekend long and there is an incredible amount of them each day. There
One of the greatest contributing factors to UConn’s green campus success is the number of the students who ride bicycles around campus. Biking is an efficient way to not only save on the burning of fossil fuels, but to also stay in shape and minimize traffic and parking concerns. However, the number of bicyclists on campus is starting to put pedestrians at risk. It seems as if everyday someone sees bicyclists almost hit a pedestrian or get hit by a car. While traffic accidents are an inevitable part of life, there are several laws to follow to avoid biking related accidents. The most important thing to understand as a bicyclist is your place on the road or sidewalk. If you are riding on a road, you are a part of traffic and must travel on the same side as car traffic going the same way. It is unsafe to do otherwise, and you put yourself and others at risk by disobeying this law. Furthermore, Connecticut State Law states that bicyclists must “signal their turns and obey traffic signals and signs.” The ignoring of this law, according to the Connecticut Bike Safety website, results in the majority of bike-related traffic accidents. In accordance with this law, bikers must signal their turns and must stop at stop signs, yield appropriately, stop at cross walks for pedestrians and obey traffic signals just as cars do. Traffic laws are enforced on bicyclists as well, not only cars.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Songwriting is the topic of the moment for Taylor Swift. The 23-year-old pop star was honored for a record sixth time as songwriter-artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters
Association International, surpassing guys like Vince Gill and Alan Jackson. She earned the award with 14 hits in the top 30 over the last year, a tribute to the popularity of her multiplatinum fourth album, “Red.”
As Swift accepts the award, she’s six months deep in the songwriting process for her next album. “I think the goal for the next album is to continue to change, and never change in the same way twice,” the seven-time Grammy winner said. “How do I write these figurative diary entries in ways that I’ve never written them before and to a sonic backdrop that I’ve never explored before? It’s my fifth album, which is crazy to think about, but I think what I’m noticing about it so far is it’s definitely taking a different turn than anything I’ve done before.” Swift sat down with The
Associated Press after the Saturday ribbon-cutting on the new $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in her adopted hometown to talk about what’s to come with the new album, her six Country Music Association Award nominations, her friend and fellow Nashville resident Ed Sheeran and Madonna. AP: Next month you leave on a stadium tour of Australia, making you the first female solo performer to tour that country since Madonna 20 years ago. Madonna was the top pop star in the world at the time. Do you see yourself as that kind of pop star?
Swift: I would never see myself that way. I see myself as kind of this girl who writes songs in her bedroom. You can kind of dress it up all you want and you can put together an amazing theatrical production, you can become a better performer as time goes by, and you can try to excite people, but I’m always going to be a girl who writes songs in her bedroom in my own personal perception of myself. And I think it’s important that I don’t necessarily think too hard about what everybody else’s perception of me is or else I’d just get completely lost in it. It’s just easier to think of myself that way. AP: You’re up for entertainer
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The cosplayers on the left and right are cosplaying as the Batman, and the center one is Captain Cold, a villain of the Flash.
were previews of new TV shows, discussions about video games and comic books and even panels simply about the importance of science fiction. New York Comic Con 2013 had hundreds of things to do and experience, but with only the short time from Thursday to Sunday to see it all. If you missed a panel, a booth or a great costume of your favorite character, then just like those who missed the whole thing, you should buy your tickets for next year now.
Ideally, bicycles should not be ridden on the sidewalk. Connecticut State Law stipulates that bicycles are to be ridden on road alone. UConn, however, has a number of large sidewalks that allows for pedestrian and bicycle traffic to coexist. Unless the sidewalk or walkway is large enough for a car to pass, bicyclists should yield to pedestrians and walk their bike down the narrow sidewalk. Riding your bike through the congested sidewalk behind the Student Union is dangerous and unproductive as you cannot feasibly ride at a regular pace through the throng of people. In fact, Connecticut law says that biking on the sidewalks must be done at a walking pace and bicyclists must yield at every intersection for pedestrians. If for some reason it is unavoidable to ride on a sidewalk, bikers should be courteous to pedestrians and dismount, or at least give pedestrians the appropriate amount of walking space. If you must pass a pedestrian, alert the pedestrian by saying, “On your left or right” or at the very least, “I’m sorry, excuse me.” By doing so, you obey traffic laws and avoid the complication of hitting a pedestrian who is unaware of your position on the sidewalk. To prevent injury to oneself in the event of a traffic accident, it is highly advisable that one wear a helmet. You never know what might happen to you on the road, and a helmet could save your life.
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of the year again at the CMAs on Nov. 6. If you win, you’ll become the first woman with three wins, passing Barbara Mandrell. How do you feel about that? Swift: I think winning entertainer of the year would be an unbelievable thing to happen in my life because I still sometimes can’t believe I’ve gotten to win that twice. So a third time, what I think it would mean for my fans, would be the biggest feeling I would have. Just knowing the, I think, 1.3 million people we saw this year in the U.S. would get to know that they contributed to that and that they being frenzied and covering themselves in Christmas lights and making signs and learning the lyrics and screaming at the top of their lungs and dancing for two hours straight at my show somehow moved the needle and impacted my life in a way that I’ll remember when I’m 85 if I get to be 85. AP: Speaking of Nashville, I think you convinced your friend Ed Sheeran to move here ... Swift: Oh, I definitely did. Ed loves Nashville. You know, so many people live here now. It’s really exciting because nobody who comes here ... doesn’t like it, and it just makes me proud to live here and it makes me proud to make music here and I love it. I just love it becoming such an exciting place to live after eight years.
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Darko,” Kelly demonstrated an excellent ability to combine suburban teenage drama with mindbending metaphorical ambiguity. “Donnie Darko” remains one of the most cerebral and puzzling films ever made, the questions it fails to answer never dampening its quality. His follow up film “Southland Tales,” a would be social satire was bogged down was overflowing pretentiousness as Kelly failed to translate his message to the audience. His next feature was the average and quickly dismissed “The Box.” His next film “Amicus,” a true crime and legal story is set to debut next year. It appears to the sprawling story appropriate for Kelly’s direction, but if he fails to deliver; well, you know what they say about three strikes.
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Today's Birthday (10/15/13). Home, finances, by Jeff Fenster romance, travel and career highlight this year. With Mars in Virgo (until Dec. 7), provide great service. Channel energy towards invention, study and research. Write, create and record. Obsess on details. Things get profitable. Revise habits for healthier practices. Relationships require flexibility and communication. Follow your passion star. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Mars, the action planet ruling your sign, enters organized Virgo until Dec. 7. For about six weeks, research and sort information. Take advantage to reduce chaos and clutter. Count your blessings at home. Be realistic about resources. Get methodical. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Jump up a level. Actions speak louder than words; pay close attention to details. Get the family to help. Take a leap of faith, and travel. Keep your objective in mind. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 6 -Imagine a fun, profitable adventure. Renovation takes your physical effort. Don't be intimidated. Do what you promised and create a marvelous illusion. Come up with a plan to have it all over.
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Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 5 -- Sort the numbers. For about six weeks, education and research play a crucial role. You're spurred to action. Heed recommendations and warnings. Investigate distant possibilities. Re-assess your assets. Postpone mundane chores while you embrace a big project.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Trust intuition. Focus on personal growth and partnership. Accept a challenge. Take action on a long-held dream. Some things your friends suggest won't work. Others set the rules. Combine business and pleasure. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Listen to your dreams. It'll be easier to throw things away. Weed out unused stuff. Create space, and imagine the potential. Fancies turn to love. Your job interferes with playtime. Rely on an organized schedule. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 5 -- You're keen to understand and learn. Share important data with your team. Don't give it all away. Take care of family first. Let a partner take charge. Imagine bliss despite confrontation or controversy. Work it out. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 5 -- Consider all possibilities. Advance in your career. Romance sparks creativity to surmount any complications. You'll also find bargains for your home. Follow a hunch and discover a truth about yourself. Abundance is available. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -- Get yourself a little treat. You'll have severe wanderlust, itchy to start an adventure. Don't officially begin your project, yet. Wait until it rings true on the practical level. Shop carefully and prepare. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- You're inspiring folks. Make plans with great detail to the financials. Move a dream forward. Don't break the bank. Apply finishing touches to your promotional material. Get ready to launch. Love emerges. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Spend time in contemplation. Increase your efficiency. Delegate as much as possible, and increase physically activity. Partnership aids your work. Add harmonious touches to the project. Write down your dreams and steps to realize them.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Get creative with presentation. Glam it up. You'll find lots to buy, but earn extra points (and respect) for cutting expenses. Meet your obligations with style. You can do it.
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Soccer managers are on too short of a leash By Robert Moore Soccer Columnist
Do not lose. I repeat, do not lose. While that formula would bring a plethora of success, along with numerous accolades and trophies, it's certainly easier said than done. Ask Roberto Mancini, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancellotti, Paolo Di Canio, Roberto Di Matteo, Avram Grant, Gus Poyet, or for you die-hard UConn football fans, Paul Pasqualoni. You get the point. While not every club's owner is a Roman Abramovich and sifts through managers even after they've won the Premier League or even the Champions League, it's become quite unsettling as a football supporter that managers are not given the proper time to fully delve into a newly-acquired club. You cannot fire a manager at halftime, like Martin Jol had
to suffer years ago. A manager has to feel loved at the club, not booed because he was a former manager at a rival club. Benitez managed at Liverpool, and even led them to the Champions League Final. When he took over as manager of Chelsea, Stamford Bridge poured on the hate when Benitez would field Fernando Torres or the Blues would fall behind. But again, Chelsea finished the season very strong and even won the UEFA Europa League. Despite the lack of support from owners or even supporters, some managers are able to overcome hardship. Some managers, like Di Canio of Sunderland were overshadowed by a terrible start to their season—one point from the first five or so games. Results do speak for themselves, and as a club falls farther towards the bottom of the table so does the morale of the club. And now we have David Moyes. While this has nothing to do with the fact that I'm a
firm supporter of Manchester United, there's been a recent spat to fire David Moyes. As a firm believer that he's the man for the job, I remain transparent in the fact that results do matter. Should a loss to West Brom be a concern for Moyes' job? Should a struggle to beat Sunderland be any indication that Moyes is not the right man for Old Trafford? As Moyes only took charge of United on July 1 of this year, around four matches into the Premier League season people were already calling for his head. Not one bit. But I'd imagine those plastic supporters, which every club has, remain quiet in a dark alleyway as Moyes started Adnan Januzaj—the youngster who bagged two goals in United's 2-1 over Sunderland. He didn't win consistently. He didn't win trophies. Well know-it-alls, he's won the FA Community Shield. And since the back to back defeats suffered to Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion, he and
his staff have fielded sound starting XI's, chock full of intent. Intent, however, only gets a manager so far. All of the wealth in the world could not save Mark Hughes' job at City when investors gave him the likes of Robinho, Roque Santa Cruz and more. What managers face is a unique juggling act. The football world is a circus and unfortunately for the managers, there are far more than three small bean bags being tossed up into the air. Managers must manage footballers to understand who plays best with whom, whose ego soars above everyone else, the youth system and of course, the man whose penciled first onto the team-sheet every week. But that's what makes football majestic. One week your club can be atop the table and even the world. The next, the neatly organized binder that has been put together ever so precisely over the past months, could be ripped to shreds. No matter in Germany, Italy, England or
Albania, being a manager in the world’s most beautiful game must be an unimaginable task. In what world is it fair to lift the FA Cup, then fall at the wayside? While I personally haven't
found that utopia as of yet, I can imagine the football world is better this way, heartbreak, and all.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Flynn is getting his latest chance at a fresh start, this time in Buffalo on a team that has spent the past week scrambling to shore up its injury-depleted quarterback position. A week after being cut by Oakland, Flynn signed with the Bills on Monday after spending the morning working out for general manager Doug Whaley, coach Doug Marrone and his offensive staff. The sixth-year NFL player is now on his third team since December; the Raiders acquired him in a trade with Seattle this past offseason. "I'm happy I'm getting a fresh start," Flynn said. "I'm happy I'm getting this opportunity with the Bills, and I'm excited about it. And hopefully it works out." Flynn's signing marks the latest in a series of quarterback moves the Bills have made since rookie starter EJ Manuel sprained his right knee in a 37-24 loss to
Cleveland on Oct. 3. In the previous eight days alone, the Bills promoted Thad Lewis from their practice squad to take over as interim starter. They worked out free agents Dennis Dixon and Pat White before signing Dixon to the practice squad. And Buffalo failed in a bid to land former Tampa Bay starter Josh Freeman, who instead signed with Minnesota. Despite Flynn's addition, Marrone intends to stick with Lewis as his starter Sunday, when Buffalo (2-4) travels to play Miami (3-2). Lewis gets the nod after he made a solid debut overcoming a sprained right foot and a 14-point deficit by throwing two fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 27-24 overtime loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. Marrone added that Lewis is expected to practice Wednesday after tests confirmed the injury to his foot is not serious.
Flynn will be initially groomed to serve as Lewis' backup ahead of undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel, who struggled filling in for Manuel against Cleveland. Marrone also provided an encouraging update on Manuel's status, saying the rookie is "ahead of schedule" and has been cleared to begin rehabbing as early as Tuesday. Marrone cautioned it was too early to provide a more detailed timeline for when Manuel might be cleared for practice. Manuel walked without a limp and acknowledged his knee is feeling better while making a brief visit to the locker room Monday. Flynn was selected by Green Bay in the seventh round of the 2008 draft out of LSU, and spent his first four seasons as Aaron Rodgers' backup. In 2012, Flynn signed with Seattle in free agency; he eventually lost the starting job to rookie Russell Wilson. This past offseason, Oakland gave up two draft picks to acquire
Flynn from the Seahawks. The Raiders also reworked Flynn's contract in which the quarterback was guaranteed $6.5 million this season. Flynn instead struggled in two appearances. He completed 22 of 34 passes for 246 yards with a touchdown and interception. "Obviously, with the timing and whatever it was, we just weren't right for each other. It just didn't work out," he said. "I needed to play better." Flynn said he's unaffected by what's happened. "Obviously, you've got to learn from what you didn't do so well and try not to make the same mistakes twice," he said. "Leaving Green Bay, I was extremely confident. And I don't think that's shaken any." Overall, Flynn has completed 109 of 175 attempts for 1,329 yards, with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions in 39 career games, including three starts.
the seats after the final whistle. Local World Cup organizers said 82 seats were destroyed on Sunday, and another 34 had been damaged on Saturday by Ceara's supporters upset with the team's 1-1 home draw with Parana, a result that hurt the team's chances of making it to the first division next year. Organizers said restrooms, protection fences and the door of a concession stand also were damaged during the weekend matches in Fortaleza. The cost of the damage was estimated at about $25,000. Repair work was expected to be completed this week. Authorities said in a news conference that they will use the 240 security cameras at the venue to try to identify those responsible for the vandalism. "Identifying those who did this is more important than assessing the damage and making sure that the clubs pay for it," said Ferruccio Feitosa, one of the government's officials in charge of the local World Cup preparations. "We can't allow
this to happen again." Brazil will play one of its group-stage matches at the Arena Castelao, which was the first World Cup stadium to be delivered for next year's tournament. At the Morumbi Stadium, police hit fans with batons to keep Sao Paulo supporters from invading the Corinthians fan section. Television images showed bloodied fans throwing punches at officers and some fans with small children trying to flee the chaos. After the match, supporters from both teams clashed at a major avenue. A bus carrying Sao Paulo fans had nearly all of its windows destroyed and police seized several iron bars and rocks used in the confrontation. Authorities detained at least 30 people involved in the clash, including several women. The Lance sports daily showed a video of dozens of Sao Paulo supporters lying on the ground face down and with their hands on their heads.
Manchester United's manager David Moyes walks on the pitch during an English Premier League soccer match in England, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
Hurting Buffalo Bills sign quarterback Matt Flynn
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn passes against the Washington Redskins during an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
Fans vandalize World Cup stadium in Brazil Health of Ware, Murray SAO PAULO (AP) — Another wave of fan violence hit Brazil over the weekend, with seats destroyed at a World Cup stadium in Fortaleza and dozens of supporters detained after clashes in Sao Paulo. World Cup organizers on Monday said that more than 80 seats were destroyed at the Arena Castelao on Sunday by Fortaleza fans upset with the team missing out on promotion to the second division. A day earlier, more than 30 seats were damaged by fans of second-division club Ceara following a disappointing draw at the venue. The stadium will host six matches in next year's World Cup. Police also confronted fan groups inside two other stadiums, including where Brazilian league leader Cruzeiro played on Sunday. No serious injuries were reported in the incidents. Several teams have been punished by Brazil's sports tribunal this year because of fan violence, and more penalties are
expected after this weekend. Vasco da Gama, Corinthians and second-division club Palmeiras all have lost homefield advantage because of fan confrontations this year. The tribunal has already said it will look into the problems this weekend. Little more than a week ago, the first-division match between Atletico Paranaense and Botafogo in the World Cup host city Curitiba was delayed at halftime because of fan fighting in the stands. That same weekend, a second-division game in the host city of Natal was delayed for nearly an hour as fans jumped onto the field to escape overcrowded stands. The problem at the Arena Castelao happened after thirddivision club Fortaleza couldn't manage more than a 2-2 draw against Sampaio Correa, a result that kept the traditional northeastern club from having a chance to reach the second division. Nearly 60,000 Fortaleza fans packed the stadium, and some of them began destroying
big question for Cowboys IRVING, Texas (AP) — DeMarcus Ware could miss a game for the first time in his eight-year NFL career. DeMarco Murray isn't saying whether he is about to have a third straight season interrupted by injury. The star pass rusher and starting running back for the Dallas Cowboys both were injured in Sunday's 31-16 win over Washington. Ware strained his right quadriceps muscle in the first quarter. Murray exited in the second quarter with an MCL sprain in his left knee. Their health is likely to go a long way toward determining whether the Cowboys end a three-year playoff drought. It won't help that the first game after the injuries is Sunday in Philadelphia. The Cowboys and Eagles are tied for the NFC East lead at 3-3. The update from coach Jason Garrett was the same it is every week with every player — Ware and Murray will be evaluated daily, and there is no
timetable. Ware has played through injuries before — mostly involving his neck — which is why he has appeared in all 134 games with 133 starts as he approaches the halfway point of his ninth season. He called himself doubtful and said he wouldn't have played if the game were Monday. "It is different because I go out there this time, I wouldn't be 100 percent," said Ware, the franchise sack leader with 115. "If I tried to go out there right now ... there wouldn't be a point of it. I wouldn't be able to get off the ball like I should." Murray declined to talk to reporters in the locker room Monday, just as he did after the game. If Murray can't go against the Eagles, it will be the 10th game he has missed since his rookie season in 2011, when he fractured an ankle and missed the last three. He was out six games last year with a sprained foot.
they have to offer as universities — funding, facilities, everything,” he said. UConn is the favorite to win the inaugural conference title — a unanimous choice by the league’s coaches. Not a big surprise considering the Huskies have most of the team back from last season, including sensational sophomore Breanna Stewart — the conference’s preseason player of the year. Stewart was the most outstanding player of the Final Four last season. “It’s a nice honor, but it’s the preseason,” Stewart said. “It really just motivates me more during the regular season.” Jeff Walz’s Louisville Cardinals, picked second in the preseason poll, were the biggest surprise of the NCAA tournament, knocking off Baylor in one of the biggest upsets in women’s basketball history before topping Cal in
the Final Four. He returns four starters. Walz’s team will play in the AAC for one season before bolting to the ACC next year. “We’re excited about the opportunity to play five new schools and five schools that were in the Big East,” Walz said. “Some familiarity and some learning on the fly. Even though we have one foot out the door we’re going to do the best we can for this conference.” C. Vivian Stringer’s Rutgers team will also leave the AAC after one season for the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights, led by preseason freshman of the year Tyler Scaife, were picked fourth. Conference newcomers SMU and Memphis were fifth and six in the preseason poll. Cincinnati, Central Florida, Temple and Houston round out the preseason picks.
Patriots' Thompkins stayed calm for winning catch UConn women favorite to win new conference FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Kenbrell Thompkins was calm as he lined up with 10 seconds left. Make the catch and the New England Patriots cap a stunning comeback. Miss it and they have just one more play. "Every day in practice we work on those situations, last plays of the game, two-minute situations," the rookie wide receiver said Monday. "So I just kind of just played it like practice." And, like in practice, it worked. Thompkins caught Tom Brady's perfect arcing throw in the left back corner of the end zone, a 17-yarder with 5 seconds left that gave the Patriots a 30-27 win Sunday. It sent the crowd that remained into a frenzy and brought a pained look to the face of New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. A smiling Thompkins was
surrounded by ecstatic teammates — and thousands of empty seats left by fans who had lost hope. "After the game my phone was dead from text messages," he said Monday. "I was fortunate and I was happy for this team, most importantly." The Patriots improved to 5-1 despite playing all season without their top five pass catchers from last year. The Saints slipped to 5-1, losing a game in which they allowed the Patriots three possessions in the last four minutes. Thompkins was the unlikely star. Rookie receivers have struggled badly with the Patriots over the years. And Thompkins wasn't even drafted out of Cincinnati. But he and second-round draft choice Aaron Dobson had the advantage of plenty of practice repetitions that past rookies lacked. The Patriots really
had no choice after parting with Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, their top two wide receivers last season. That extra work carried over into the film room. The new receivers have been meeting with Brady on Tuesdays, the players' usual day off. "It helps us in all kind of ways," Thompkins said. "It actually gives us just the point of view of how he wants things done and actually helps us." Dobson also made a big catch on the winning 70-yard drive that began with the Patriots having just 73 seconds and no timeouts left. With 35 seconds remaining, he got out of bounds to stop the clock after a 6-yard reception gave the Patriots a second-and-4 at the Saints 26. "It certainly wouldn't have been worth it to pick up 5 yards and get tackled inbounds," coach Bill Belichick said. "So getting out of bounds was really the key play there."
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — For one season at least, the new American Athletic Conference can lay claim to being one of the best in the country. After all, no one else has the defending national champion and runner-up from last season’s Final Four, with Connecticut and Louisville headlining the AAC. It’s only the third time in the last 15 years that a conference had the two teams that played in the NCAA title game. “There’s still a lot of talent in this conference,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. Auriemma went on to say that the new AAC could rival what the Big East used to be. “I think the schools that we have in our league, potentially with the resources that they have, have the ability to be more successful in our league than the teams that we used to have, just be virtue of what
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Men's tennis vists Marist By Matthew Zampini Campus Correspondent The UConn men’s tennis team will travel to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Tuesday to take on the Red Foxes of Marist College. The Huskies (3-1) will look to rebound after suffering a 6-1 defeat last Thursday at Quinnipiac, their first loss in a dual match this year. Tuesday’s matchup against Marist will be the toughest matchup for UConn thus far. Head coach Michael Louis has expressed that Marist will be a tough opponent all year, and now they are up against them at last. Like the Huskies, Marist has been impressive this season. The Red Foxes have only played in one dual match but have performed well in all the tournaments they have played in. Marist has competed in the Brown Invitational, the USTA Invitational/Ivy Plus Tournament and the Columbia Invite this season along with the one dual match against Siena. Both the Huskies and the Red Foxes have faced off against Siena this year, and both won in convincing fashion. UConn shutout the Saints 7-0 while the Red Foxes beat them 6-1. UConn started off the year with three straight wins and will look to avoid back-to-back losses. This will be the last dual match of the fall season for the Huskies before they head to Regional Championships in a few days. The match will start at 3 p.m.
Minnesota Lynx celebrate WNBA title with parade MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Behind a curtain in the bowels of Target Center, the Minnesota Lynx gathered as a team for one last time this season. A few thousand jubilant fans waited in the arena, watching a video introduction for the team that had just captured its second WNBA championship in three seasons. On the big screen, fans read words like "Dynasty" and "Greatest Team In History." "No pressure, guys!" finals MVP Maya Moore said to the group. Whether they want the labels or not, the Lynx are being cast as the next empire in the league, and for good reason. They have made it to the finals for three straight years and twice came away with the title. Their 99 victories are the most in a three-season span in league history and this year they became just the second team to go 7-0 in the playoffs. They have four All-Stars in a core that isn't changing anytime soon, and they are overflowing
with the confidence that comes from so much success. "It makes me excited because we have 80 percent of the definition covered," Moore said. "Great team. Great family. Great dominance. Now it's a matter of can we do it over and over and over again? The way you do that is one day at a time." For the second time in three years, the Lynx paraded through downtown Minneapolis after sweeping the Atlanta Dream in the finals. For a sports market that has been wallowing in the struggles of the Twins and Vikings this season, the chance to celebrate a truly dominant team received an enthusiastic response. Thousands of fans lined the streets of Nicollet Mall on a chilly day and followed the caravan of convertibles into Target Center for one last party. Point guard Lindsay Whalen channeled Shaquille O'Neal with an elongated "Can you dig it!!!!" call to the crowd. Assistant coach Shelley Patterson, who was direc-
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tor of basketball operations for the Houston Comets in 1999 when they won the third of their four straight titles, told the crowd she had been hesitant to compare the two teams. "But after the sweeping and butt-whooping we've given," Patterson said to a roar, "this team, by far, is the best team, the most coachable team." The Lynx had the secondyoungest roster in the league this season and extended the contracts of Whalen and star shooting guard Seimone Augustus, so they will be well-positioned to defend their title next season. The last time they were in this position, the Lynx lost to the Indiana Fever in the finals last year. Now they'll be the defending champions again. "I think we're going to embrace that idea," coach Cheryl Reeve said. "People have been gunning for us for three years. As long as we're healthy and have that core group back, we're equipped to handle it." Augustus is the longest-ten-
Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore rallies up the crowd during the celebration for the team's WNBA basketball championship title.
ured Lynx player, and she has been through the lows of her first few seasons in the organization, when the franchise was one of the perennial doormats in the Western Conference. That all feels so long ago to her now, and she is enjoying being the team that every other team wants to beat.
"The (bull's eye) is probably going to be huge next year," Augustus said. "A lot of other teams want to be in this position. We've been here, fortunately, for the last three years. People are probably getting tired of hearing about the Lynx. But you're going to have to deal with it."
Suspension over, Von Miller asks for time, trust
have given up all hope, as I very nearly did twice on Sunday, they grab you by the heartstrings and come crawling back into your life. The Sox did it back in 2004, trailing the Yankees 3-0 in the ALCS before becoming the first baseball team to ever come back and win four straight games. The Bruins did it on May 13, when they were down 4-1 with 11 minutes to play in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Maple Leafs. In the blink of an eye, the Bruins were pouring onto the ice towards Patrice Bergeron after his game-winning overtime goal clinched the series. Growing up a Boston fan, I have grown accustomed to misery; it is a regular thing for all Boston fans. It is easy for Boston fans to think of all the miserable sports moments of their lives. Bucky Dent’s home run in 1978. Johnny Pesky holding the ball as Enos Slaughter rounded third in 1946. Tony Conigliaro having his career come to a sudden halt. Bill Buckner. David Tyree. The 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. The final month of the 2011 MLB season. Aaron Boone. The 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Every series against LeBron James and the Miami Heat. The misery goes on and on. But Boston fans are resilient. In general, we are a bunch of Italian and Irish New Englanders that are too prideful to let anything faze us. Our passion for the games and teams that we love is unparalleled. Despite all the hard times, we stick around and wait, knowing that nights like Sunday are always around the corner. Dustin Pedoria said it best on Sunday. “When you back us into a wall,” Pedroia said, “you either do two things: cave or fight. We’re gonna fight.” With the magical endings on Sunday for two teams that desperately needed to win, you can be sure that as long as that dirty water keeps on flowing, Boston will always put up a fight.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller looking on during an NFL pre-season football game in Denver. After six weeks on the sideline, Miller returns to the team on Monday Oct. 14, 2013.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — No apologies. No promises. No explanations. Instead, Broncos linebacker Von Miller simply asked his fans, teammates and coaches to judge him on what he does in the future,
now that his six-game suspension for violating the NFL's drug-abuse policy is over. "I definitely made mistakes in the past," Miller said Monday during his first en masse interview since his suspension officially
came down. "It won't do anybody any good to go back and defend that stuff. I've already served my suspension. I'm working hard to gain everybody's trust back." He fell short of the promise he made in July, when news of his pending suspension first surfaced, that "when this is all done and resolved, I will sit down with all you guys and be candid about everything." Instead, during a nine-minute interview heavy on scripted talking points, the third-year veteran talked about how grateful he was for the support his teammates have shown him during his ordeal, and how happy he'll be to get back onto the practice field with the Broncos on Wednesday. The last 2½ months, he conceded, have been difficult — not only the part about sitting out, but hearing the constant reports about his traffic tickets, missed court dates, his attempt to manipulate the NFL drug-testing system and, of course, all the conjecture about how he let down his teammates. Yes, the Broncos went 6-0 without him. They also head into Game 7, at Indianapolis on Sunday, with the bottom-ranked passing defense in the league. They've allowed more than 500 yards once and more than 300 three other times.
Last season, when Miller made 18½ of his 30 career sacks, the Broncos didn't allow a single 300yard passing game in the regular season. "I've definitely had to mature up a lot," said Miller, who insists he's now in the best physical shape of his life. "There was some stuff that I didn't see that I see now. I've definitely taken strides to do that. I can't say I'm super mature. Not that it just happens. It's a constant struggle. I know if I take it one day at a time, I'll get there." Can he guarantee he'll never make another mistake? "I can't sit here and say this is never going to happen or I'm never going to do this," he said. "I'd be lying. I've just got to take it one day at a time and gain everybody's trust back." He used that valued word — "Trust" — 11 times over the session, during which he was peppered with nearly two dozen questions from the 30 or so reporters and cameramen crowded around his locker. After their 35-19 win over Jacksonville, Miller's teammates offered a united front, not judging the linebacker but sticking mainly to the advantages they'll rediscover when a pass rusher of his caliber returns. The Broncos don't have
to officially bring him back on the roster until Saturday. "It cost us because he's a superstar," safety Rahim Moore said. "He's a great player. Just imagine what we could have done here in these six games. Now it's all over. Everyone's getting back healthy, everybody's back practicing. We're excited." Miller said he had talked to all his teammates and coaches. Coach John Fox said Miller's "got the support of everybody here." Asked if he was concerned with another incident, which would likely cost Miller an entire season, the coach didn't sound any more confident than his linebacker. "I get concerned every night about incidents, to be quite honest with you," Fox said. "I think he understands that he made some errors, we have a lot of people here to help him, including his teammates, coaching staff and people in the organization. We'll see where it goes. People in life make mistakes." In the strangest twist of his interview, Miller went out of his way to say that, no, his mother and father had not moved in with him since his troubles went public and, no, he had no need for a so-called baby sitter to monitor his every move.
Auriemma prepares team for title defense Jets lose Goodson for season from NEW, page 12 away. They are in a pretty good frame of mind, and ready to start practice.” Practice for the Huskies could have started a few weeks ago, however Auriemma seemed in no rush. Teams were able to have 30 practices during the 40 days before their first game, yet the Huskies were still in preseason conditioning. “We are a smart team, our coaches and players. I think we know how long a season is in general assuming that we go to the tournament and get far hopefully,” Dolson said. “We know it’s long, so
I think just pushing it back a few weeks and not starting practice is just resting our body and getting it into shape and not banging it too much with practice yet.” According to Auriemma, he gave the team an option to start practice early or a few weeks later. Since they had only one new player, it would not take them much time to get back into rhythm. “I asked if they wanted to practice or do conditions and they said ‘we would rather do conditions,’” Auriemma said. “I said, ‘so would I, so we’ll see you on Oct. 15.’ That’s the traditional starting day as far as I’m concerned.”
The Huskies will start practice for their season today. Both the players and Auriemma seem confident in their ability to work hard and thrive. “We will see if this team’s going to go undefeated. We will see whether or not they are mature enough to deal with all the things that are going to be thrown at them,” Auriemma said. “We are just going to go out and play the best basketball that we can play and try to put ourselves in the position to win a NCAA championship. Anything other than that is just a distraction.”
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike Goodson's season is over just as it was getting started. The Jets running back tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee during New York's 19-6 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Goodson broke the news himself on his Twitter page early Monday, and coach Rex Ryan confirmed the versatile back is out for the year. "I think we all saw what we were so excited about, that type of explosiveness that that young man presents," Ryan said. "It's an unfortunate thing, for sure." Goodson was hurt while trying to make a tackle on Lawrence Timmons' game-sealing interception of Geno Smith in the fourth
quarter. Goodson's knee was hit by teammate Brian Winters on the play. He had to be helped off the field, and an MRI exam Monday morning confirmed the damage. "Not (too) happy right now," Goodson tweeted. "But Everything Happens for a reason!" It has been a rough few months for Goodson, who signed as a free agent in March and was playing in his second game since returning from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. In two games, he ran for 61 yards on seven carries and caught two passes for 19 yards while showing he could be a pass-catching, change-of-pace back behind Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory.
Ortiz's grand slam may have cemented his legacy By Dalton Zbierski MLB Columnist
David Ortiz. Hall of Fame? Sunday night’s heroics may serve as the final string in the bow tying the two together. The Sox were all but out of Game 2 in a series they already trailed. At home. Hope wasn’t on the horizon. Luckily one thought, or better yet – reality, slipped the minds of Red Sox fans across New England with pre-made conclusions similar to mine: the Sox still have David Ortiz. David Ortiz is a career .287 hitter over the span of 17 major league seasons. He’s belted 431 career home runs. The Dominican has driven in close to 1,500 runners. Would those numbers alone get him into Cooperstown? Hard to tell. Add to the resume his postseason knack for, as Jonny Gomes described it, “awesomeness,” after his latest display, and the answer becomes much more definitive. As the 21st century Mr. October, “Big Papi” has left
a footprint on the game that will leave his image in the likeness of Reggie Jackson and Kurt Gibson. David Ortiz has extended beyond excellence with his postseason play: he’s made himself Hall worthy. Ortiz’s playoff numbers speak for themselves. He’s fifth all-time in career postseason RBIs with 54. Those ahead of him in the category have each played close to 50 games more in cold heat of October baseball. His 15 career playoff home runs bring him to ninth alltime on the career list. He’s had countless walk-off hits. Made countless memories for fans across Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Main and the rest of Red Sox Nation. He saved Boston in 2004, walking off on consecutive nights as the backbone to the greatest baseball comeback in history. Just to place itself into the series in which that comeback was staged Boston rode an Ortiz walk-off home
run. Ortiz would also homer in that year’s World Series, as his team took home its first championship trophy in 86 years. As the Sox played in the postseason from 2005-2008, the slugger blasted more round trippers, batted in more runs and another World Series crown was captured after the 2007 campaign. Ortiz’ career looked to be on the decline as he struggled through the beginnings of several seasons approaching the new decade. He would prove to consistently, perhaps miraculously, turn it around. He put himself back into the starting line-up of the AllStar Game in multiple seasons. His team, however, could not get itself back into a championship series until last week when it did so for the first time in five years. In its first 16 innings of that series Boston was bordering on awful. The Sox had amassed just three hits entering the seventh inning of Sunday’s game.
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz hits a grand slam home run in the eighth inning during Game 2 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Boston.
Then, down four, they loaded the bases for their franchise’s greatest clutch player. And Ortiz, as he’s done so many times, delivered. When Ortiz’ grand slam sailed over the desperate, outreached glove of Torii Hunter to tie Game 2 he more than
hit a home run. He more then paved the way to what would be one of the club’s greatest single game victories. He officially launched himself onto the right side of the Hall of Fame conversation.
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What's Next Home game
Oct. 26 UCF TBA
The number of UConn women’s basketball players named on the American’s Preseason All-Conference Team.
Nov. 8 Louisville 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 Louisville 7 p.m.
» That’s what he said - Detroit Tigers’ Torii Hunter said after suffering an injury in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series.
Nov. 16 SMU TBA
Nov. 23 Temple TBA
Second worker dies at 49ers stadium construction site AP
» Pic of the day
Black is the new green
Men’s Soccer (5-2-4) Today Columbia 7 p.m.
Stat of the day
“This is the postseason. I’d die on the field for this. You’re not going to take me off this field.”
Football (0-5) Oct. 19 Cincinnati TBA
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Oct. 22 Yale 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 Cincinnati 7 p.m.
Nov. 2 SMU 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer (9-6-0) Oct. 20 Louisville Noon
Oct. 17 Cincinnsti 7 p.m.
Oct. 24 Louisville 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 Memphis 7 p.m.
Field Hockey (12-1) Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Georgetown American 2 p.m. 1 p.m.
Volleyball Oct. 18 Temple 7 p.m.
Oct. 20 Memphis 2 p.m.
Oct. 23 Old Dominion Noon
Oct. 26 North Carolina 1 p.m.
Nov. 2 Temple Noon
Oct. 27 Louisville 1 p.m.
Nov. 1 Houston 8 p.m.
(10-10) Oct. 25 Cincinnati 7 p.m.
Women’s Hockey (1-4-0) Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Rensselear Rensselear 2 p.m. 2 p.m.
Nov. 1 Vermont 2 p.m.
Nov. 3 Maine 2 p.m.
Nov. 6 BU 7 p.m. AP
Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Garnett looks on during the fourth quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Nets won 127-97.
Men’s Hockey (0-0-0) Oct. 18 Minnesota State 8:05 p.m.
Oct. 19 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Minnesota Union Army State 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 8:05 p.m.
Men’s Tennis Today Marist 3 p.m.
Oct. 17 Regional Champ. All Day
Nov. 2 Sacred Heart 7:05 p.m.
(3-1) Oct. 18 Regional Champ. All Day
Oct. 19 Regional Champ. All Day
Oct. 20 Regional Champ. All Day
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Construction is slated to restart Tuesday at the new $1.2 billion San Francisco 49ers showcase stadium after police and fire investigators determined a truck driver’s death was a workplace accident and not a crime. The delivery truck driver was crushed early Monday by a bundle of rebar being unloaded from his truck, officials at the scene said. It’s the second worker death at the construction project. An ambulance rushed the severely injured worker to a local hospital, where he died, according to a spokesman for Turner/Devcon, the construction company building the stadium. “We are deeply saddened to confirm that the driver has passed away as a result of his injuries,” spokesman Jonathan Harvey said. Harvey said state workplace safety officials told them Monday that while their investigation is ongoing and could take months, “the jobsite has been deemed safe and is permitted to reopen.” The man was an employee of Gerdau Ameristeel’s Napa Reinforcing Steel facility, a subcontractor working on Levi Stadium, said Gerdau’s spokeswoman Kimberly M. Selph. His name was not released. In a statement, the 49ers said their “sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers affected by this tragedy.” The team also said there were plans to have support on-site Tuesday to help workers with their emotions following the tragedy. The stadium is in Santa Clara, about 40 miles south of Candlestick Park, which it is replacing. Construction is slated to be finished in July, and crews have been working in high gear to meet that deadline. Officials say the accelerated work plan involves a highly coordinated scheme to maximize efficiency and avoid delays. Construction firm investigators also were onscene Monday, to see what could have been done to prevent what is now the second deadly accident at the site. An elevator mechanic, 63-year-old Donald White, was killed at the stadium in June when he was struck by a counterweight while working in a shaft. White worked as an elevator mechanic for more than 40 years and was employed by Schindler Elevator Corp. An investigation into his death by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is underway. The stadium project is expected to open its doors just in time to host the 50th Super Bowl, in 2016, in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The airy, open stadium would have the largest lower bowl in the league, ensuring the 68,500 fans are close to the action. The construction costs are being paid by $800 million in seat and luxury box sales, along with a 20-year, $220 million naming rights agreement with Levi Strauss and Co. announced in May.
Tigers turn to Verlander after Game 2 collapse DETROIT (AP) — The last time Justin Verlander took the mound, his team’s season was on the line. The stakes won’t be quite that high for his next start, but the Detroit Tigers could certainly use another brilliant performance from their star right-hander after blowing a chance to take control of the AL championship series. Detroit wasted a five-run lead Sunday night in Game 2, allowing the Boston Red Sox to even the series with a 6-5 victory. David Ortiz’s tying grand slam in the eighth inning snapped the Red Sox out of a hitting funk, and if Boston goes on to win the pennant, there may be little doubt about the turning point in this series. Verlander’s job is to steady the defending AL champion Tigers. “Obviously that was a tough one,” Verlander said. “At the same time you know this series is going to be a dogfight. Nobody is going to walk over anybody.” The Tigers looked like they were ready to roll through the series after they won the opener and took a 5-0 lead in Game 2. Anibal Sanchez held Boston hitless for six innings on Saturday, and Max Scherzer allowed a run and two hits in seven innings Sunday. Boston trailed 5-1 in the eighth in Game 2 before a remarkable rally against four relievers. Ortiz tied it with a two-out grand slam off closer Joaquin Benoit. “I made a mistake that I take full responsibility for,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “I should have just
reminded him that we didn’t want Ortiz to really beat us. He tried to make a great pitch. He tried to get it low and away out of the strike zone, but he didn’t get it there.” Boston managed to win one of two at home despite striking out 32 times — eight more than the previous record for the first two games of an LCS, set by the Los Angeles Dodgers a day earlier. The Red Sox are hopeful their bats will come around, starting against Verlander in Game 3 at Comerica Park on Tuesday. “I think we certainly gained some confidence in the last couple innings,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “The work of Sanchez and Scherzer has been nothing short of spectacular. ... We feel like tomorrow’s starter in Verlander is going to be a similar, if not a more difficult, challenge than what we faced already.” After a pedestrian regular season by his standards, Verlander pitched15 scoreless innings in the division series against Oakland, including eight in a winner-take-all Game 5. The Tigers have taken no-hitters into at least the sixth inning in three straight games, a remarkable feat even for a staff that set a major league record with 1,428 strikeouts during the regular season. Detroit’s starters have picked up where they left off during last year’s American League playoffs, when the Tigers’ rotation posted a 1.02 ERA through the division series and ALCS. Detroit won the AL pennant before being swept by San Francisco in the World Series. “We’ve got a starting rotation
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander smiles during a media availability at Comerica Park before practice for Game 3 of the ALCS against in Detroit, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
that’s relentless, and I said that before the series started. Every guy has their unique ability to shut down a team in their own way,” Verlander said. “I’m just one of the four guys right now.” The Red Sox will send John Lackey to the mound to face Verlander. Lackey was able to make 29 starts during the regular season, posting a 3.52 ERA after missing all of 2012 following elbow ligamentreplacement surgery. Lackey will try to hold Detroit’s offense in check and hope the Red Sox can become the first team this postseason to break through against Verlander. “We’ve got a great lineup. I’m going into the game with a great group of guys behind me,” Lackey said. “Those guys are going to fight him. He’s kind of our lineup’s prob-
lem. I’ve got my own problems with their lineup.” Leyland says he’ll probably play Jhonny Peralta at shortstop for a second straight game, with Andy Dirks in left field instead of Don Kelly. Boston’s Mike Napoli is expected to be back at first base in a lineup similar to what the Red Sox used in Game 1. Those are minor adjustments, obviously. Don’t expect too many drastic changes as this series progresses. Both teams rely on established stars who have played in their share of big postseason games. “It’s always nice to have Justin Verlander on the mound no matter what the situation is,” Leyland said. “There won’t be any carry-over for our guys from that game last night. That’s over with.”
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
REMATCH: THIRTY YEARS LATER UConn hosts Columbia for first time since 1983 Final Four By Mike Peng Staff Writer
Tim Fontenault On Sunday afternoon, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were locked in battle with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Throughout the game, New England looked like the Patriots that fans are used to seeing. The offense was producing and the defense was locking down one of the great quarterbacks of our generation. Joy turned to panic in the final minutes. Brees and the Saints stormed down the field to take the lead. Brady threw an interception. Nothing was going right for New England. All seemed lost, but then the Saints, much to the dismay of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, gave the Patriots the ball back with 73 seconds to play. Never let Tom Brady have the last word. Brady showed why he is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. With no timeouts and 70 yards to gain, the three-time Super Bowl champion drove his team down the field. Using only Julian Edelman, new signee Austin Collie and rookies Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson, Brady got the Patriots in the end zone with five seconds to play, giving them a 30-27 win. A couple hours later, 40 minutes down the road, all was quiet inside Fenway Park. The Detroit Tigers had dominated the Boston Red Sox the night before. In Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, the Tigers did not allow a hit until there was one out in the ninth inning, taking a 1-0 series lead with a 1-0 victory. Game 2 was much of the same. Max Scherzer went over five innings without allowing a hit. Detroit’s lineup came alive with a five-run attack in the middle of the game. The Tigers were well on their way to a 2-0 series lead, putting one foot into the World Series. All seemed lost, but then with two outs in the bottom of the eighth and the Tigers up 5-1, Detroit’s Al Alburquerque gave up a single to Dustin Pedroia to load the bases for David Ortiz. Never let David Ortiz step up to the plate in a clutch situation in October. The man known simply as Big Papi took the first pitch from Joaquin Benoit into the Red Sox bullpen, sending everyone from the Boston police officer in the bullpen to the obnoxious kid in Hubbard Hall down at UConn, into a frenzy. Less than 30 minutes later, Jarrod Saltalamacchia slapped a single to left field, Jonny Gomes scampered across home plate, the Red Sox poured out of the dugout, the Fenway Faithful poured out onto Yawkey Way, and the ticker at the bottom of the scoreboard on Fox said, “Series tied 1-1.” This is Boston sports at its finest, be it the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins or Celtics. It is never easy, never. They make you scream. They make you throw things against the wall. They make you cry. They make you wonder why your family brought you up with a love for these teams. But then, right when you
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UConn’s junior midfielder Adria Beso (11) attempts to kick the ball during a match between the Huskies and the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, Oct, 12, 2013. The Huskies will host the Columbia Lions in a non-conference match Tuesday night at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at 7 p.m.
After notching down back-to-back conference wins against Rutgers and Memphis last week, the UConn men’s soccer team (5-2-4, 2-0-3 the American) will play one of its final two nonconference matches tonight when it hosts Columbia University (5-2-2, 0-0-2 Ivy League) at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Columbia and UConn squared off only once in the past. The Lions topped the Huskies 4-0 in the 1983 NCAA Final Four in Storrs in that meeting. The Huskies are coming off their best offensive performance of the season, scoring a season-high three goals last Saturday in a 3-0 defeat of the Memphis Tigers. A pair of goals from junior forward Allando Matheson and a team-leading fourth goal of the season by fellow Canadian and freshman forward Cyle Larin proved to be enough to propel UConn over its new conference foe. UConn’s defense has continued to frustrate its opponents as well. The win over the Tigers was the Huskies’ fifth shutout of the season, and the team has allowed only 6.1 shots per match this year. Junior defender Sergio Campbell led the way for the Huskies and was named the American’s Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his efforts. With junior goalkeeper Andre Blake out with an injury he suffered back on Oct. 5 against UCF, redshirt sophomore Jacob Wagmeister has proved to be more than capable as a replacement between the pipes, as he has already posted two clean sheets in as many starts. The visiting Lions are coming off consecutive draws against conference opponents Brown and Penn, but have not lost a contest in seven matches, going 5-0-2 in that stretch. Senior midfielder David Najem has been a star for the Lions this season as he leads the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Kyle Jackson’s 0.86 goals-against average has proved to be more than solid in front of the net as well. Kickoff for tonight’s match is scheduled for 7 p.m.
New conference poses new challenges for Huskies By Erica Brancato Staff Writer UNCASVILLE – “This year represents for us [the American] a new beginning,” Michael Aresco, commissioner of the American Athletic Conference, said yesterday at the beginning of Women’s Basketball Media Day. “We’ve got a unique opportunity to create new story lines,” Aresco added, “We also celebrate the history that is already established by our member schools. We combine a rich legacy with great momentum.” According to Aresco, the American Athletic Conference redesigned communication aspects in digital and other media areas to make sure the league is not only identified, but also well known. This may come as a relief to many fans and players, as the Huskies,
who played in the Big East Conference, prepare for the inaugural season of the American. “It’s different,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “You kind of look forward to just seeing how they will do in the league. You go from 16 teams to 10, it’s probably a little more manageable for everybody.” There is no doubt about it; this season will be, in Geno’s words, different for the Huskies. With almost every player returning, the team’s coordination and skill is already in sync. Their dominance is already there. Beyond last season, three players were able to participate and train with the U.S. national team. Senior Stefanie Dolson, junior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis along and sophomore Breanna Stewart were able to join Auriemma in Las Vegas and work with the
best players in basketball and enhance their skill. “It was great, it was so much fun. I’ve never been to Vegas so it was so much fun. The basketball was insane,” Dolson said. “To be able to play with those women and see how hard they work is awesome.” Auriemma said each player did a great job. They were able to perform and adjust to practice with the best players. These three core players were able to enhance their abilities and further their skills to lead the Huskies in this upcoming season. “I think this is probably the most experienced and most successful team we’ve had coming back since 2001 when we won the national championship in 2000,” Auriemma said. “We had everyone come back in 2001, and we added Diana Taurasi. This will be interesting because that team was the most talented team
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Moriah Jefferson dribbles the ball during last year’s NCAA Tournament Final in New Orleans, La. The American Athletic Conference held its women’s basketball media day Monday in Uncasville.
I’ve ever coached, ever. But it didn’t work out. Things happened along the way to derail us, so I know the pitfalls that are out there.” Although Auriemma is leery and will not take the circumstances for granted, he was happy with what little he has seen with his team so far. “Their approach has been
really good. Your approach can go two different ways when you have that many players coming back,” Auriemma said. “They can take it for granted that it’s just going to happen in March, or you can take the approach that you just have to keep working at it right
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Blues, Avalanche and Sharks attempt to continue their perfect seasons By Ryan Tolmich NHL Columnist Perfection: the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects. In sports, perfection is generally unattainable, unless you’re the UConn women’s basketball team. You are bound to have flaws, especially in hockey. Goaltenders make mistakes. Skaters get tired legs. One mere mental mishap can doom a team to defeat. Despite being roughly two weeks into the season, there still are three “perfect” teams remaining, as the Blues, Avalanche and Sharks all find themselves without blemishes. All three teams are good. Very
good to be honest. The St. Louis Blues were a preseason favorite to compete for the Stanley Cup, as a strong roster without a designated “superstar” has turned the Blues into one of the NHL’s most exciting teams. St. Louis is second in goals-per-game (4.8) and fourth in goals allowed (1.8 per game). Scoring on 37.5 percent of your power plays doesn’t hurt either. The Avalanche have undergone the Patrick Roy revolution, as the legendary goaltender turned head coach has punched and kicked his way to the top of the league. Colorado has allowed a mere four goals this entire season and have yet to allower a power play goal. The Avalanche boast a roster of youngsters, as superstars-in-training Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene and
Gabriel Landeskog make it look like the future in Denver might just be right now. Finally, there are the San Jose Sharks, whose merciless 9-2 destruction of the New York Rangers still gives me nightmares. Tomas Hertl’s magical between-the-legs finish against the Blueshirts should top everyone’s Goal Of The Year list, but the Sharks are much more than flash, as San Jose leads the league in scoring. This all begs the question: At the end of the day, which of these teams is truly closest to “perfect”? Each team has its flaws. The Sharks simply cannot expect goaltender Antti Niemi to keep up his current form. The Avalanche are young and unproven. The Blues are deep, but they can’t expect to keep
this scoring explosion going. When it comes down to it, the Avalanche are a team consisting of future stars under a first-year head coach. Are they a good team? Definitely. But there will be some growing pains out in Colorado. At some point, inexperience will be a factor Tuesday night’s matchup between the Sharks and the Blues is a guaranteed thriller. A matchup between two of the NHL’s best teams is always a must-watch, especially with the offensive firepower that these teams possess. Does that game decide the NHL’s best team? Not necessarily. There is still a whole bunch of hockey to be played. When it comes down to it, the teams that bring home the Cup are teams built on strong goaltending and balanced scor-
ing. While both teams pose a scoring threat, St. Louis goaltending duo of Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliot give the Blues two goaltenders they can trust. The Sharks love what they have seen from Niemi, but his career numbers say that a drop off is to be expected. St. Louis has everything it takes to win a title, as the Blues have a roster full of guys that can light the lamp at any time to go with stellar goaltending. But games aren’t played on paper. They’re played on ice. They may be the NHL’s best team this season, but greatness doesn’t always thrust itself upon the best team. St. Louis has a lot of work to do if they want to end the season on a “perfect” note.