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By Matt Stypulkoski Associate Sports Editor It was a well-rounded team victory for the Huskies on Monday night, but their 76-57 win over No. 3 Stanford was marred by an injury to Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis early in the second half. The Preseason AP AllAmerican went down hard on UConn’s defensive end with 18:08 left in regulation. Almost immediately, the Gampel Pavilion crowd could sense the urgency of the situation, as Mosqeuda-Lewis writhed in pain holding her elbow just feet from the student section. “They’re just going to keep evaluating her tonight and then tomorrow morning, see how she responds,” UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said. “They really don’t know anything right
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UConn women’s basketball sophomore guard Moriah Jefferson (4) goes up for a contested layup against Stanford’s senior forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) in Monday evening’s matchup at Gampel Pavilion. No. 1 UConn took down No. 3 Stanford 76-57.
now. She landed with her palm on the floor and then when her arm bent and her elbow hit the floor – so there’s two separate things there that they’re trying to figure out and I guess we’ll know more after tomor-
row morning.” The junior forward did not return to the game, but the school did say that she was not taken to the hospital. After the injury timeout, the eerily silence crowd seemed
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EDITORIAL: new fuel technique at coalfired power plants reduces emissions A new additive for coal provides a short-term solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: UConn PROFESSOR FINDS ZINC’S LINK TO CELL GROWTH Dr. Hedley Freake of nutritional sciences found surprising results while studying zinc. NEWS/page 2
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Students and passersby paused along Fairfield Way Monday afternoon to admire the UConn logo in ice sculpture form. The letters were hand carved by a chain-saw, and Jonathan the Husky posed alongside the frozen signage. With the winter months approaching quickly, the weather was just cool enough to keep the letters on display even under the afternoon sun.
New stores in store for Storrs
By Lyndsay Mayer Campus Correspondent
The final stages of Storrs Center are underway and have plans to be completed by the summer of 2014. Storrs Center, located in the downtown Mansfield area and next to the University of Connecticut’s South Campus, has plans to finish the town project that was started in 2011 within the next couple of months. The construction process has transformed the area next to the UConn campus into a downtown shopping area and residential unit consisting of three different phases, two of which were completed within the last two years. If you have not had the chance to check out downtown Storrs Center yet, the first phase opened in August 2012 and includes buildings on 1 Dog Lane, 9 Dog Lane and 11 Dog Lane that consist of both commercial leasing and apartment space. Insomnia Cookies,
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stunned – but its team did not. An undeterred top-ranked UConn squad outscored Stanford 35-31 the rest of the way en route to a comfortable win. Of course, the UConn wom-
en’s basketball team gets plenty of attention, but the majority of the affection typically targets a core few. On Monday night, it wasn’t Stefanie Dolson or Breanna Stewart that made headlines with their performances. Instead, it was the supporting cast – Kiah Stokes and Bria Hartley – that stole the show. “A lot of people know about Stewie, Kaleena and Stef,” Stokes said. “But Coach really wants us on the bench, when we come in, to bring something different and bring a spark. I think we did a pretty good job with that.” The new “freedom of movement” rules slowed down the play and hampered both teams throughout the game, but never more so than when Stewart picked up her second just over three minutes into the game. With the sophomore forward bench-bound for the rest of the half, Auriemma quickly turned to his backup posts. When Morgan Tuck picked up two fouls, the burden was left squarely on Stokes’ shoulders.
UConn honors veterans By Marissa Piccolo Campus Correspondent To celebrate Veteran’s Day, a ceremony was held on the Great Lawn that commemorated our veterans’ gift to our nation. The event specifically honored student veterans and over 200 UConn staff members who have served. While giving introductory remarks, President Herbst emphasized the importance of giving back to these veterans here at UConn. Herbst said this “spirit of service” animates the entire student body, and that she is proud of university developments in veteran support such as the Oasis Center, a private lounge for veterans located in the Student Union. When keynote speaker and retired Colonel Edwin Passmore graduated from UConn in 1982, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) members couldn’t wear their uniforms across campus and couldn’t run in formation across campus because it was deemed “disruptive.” Passmore emphasized the importance of recognizing
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that veterans are all around us. Veterans are more than a parade image; the veteran population is changing with demographics becoming more diverse, younger and more dynamic. In his speech, Passmore specifically called upon the student veterans and ROTC members as they become the next generation of veterans. “To our young veterans, your mission is not yet complete,” Passmore said. “You have the potential to become our country’s greatest generation.” Passmore stressed the significance of veterans in society as the “enduring image to the rest of the nation [they] so ably were while in uniform.” Passmore said that great American leaders such as President George Washington would be proud of the fine young men and women the U.S. Armed Forces have produced. “We served to protect the present, now it is the time to serve to build the future for now and generations to come,” Passmore said.
UConn to conduct tests on campus emergency system By Katherine Tibedo News Editor
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Storrs Center, which opened its first stores for business just over a year ago, is beginning its next phases of construction and new businesses are readying for grand openings.
Mooyah Burgers and Fries, Subway, Dog Lane Café and Husky Pizza are just a few of the shops that were added to the ground level of Dog Lane and have all been open for about a year. A residential housing community is located on the upper
floors of Dog Lane above the commercial leasing space. The Oaks on the Square are residential spaces that are meant not only for University of Connecticut students, but also professors and people in the surrounding community. The
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The University of Connecticut will test the emergency communications system on campus today starting at 1:50 p.m. The test will activate an alert banner on all UConn webpages, the voice and strobe functions on the campus blue phones and the outside siren and emergency public address system, according to an email sent from the UConn Division of Public Safety and the Office of University Communications. A message will also appear on the flat-panel display screens
across campus, the myUConn mobile app, UConn Facebook page and the university’s Twitter feed. In addition, students, faculty and staff at the Storrs campus will receive text messages and an email alert. The test will last no more than 20 minutes. The university tests the emergency communication systems twice a year, UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said. The email encouraged all members of the UConn community to register for cell phone alerts and to download the myUConn app.
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Academic Training Workshop 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Student Union, 410 Academic Training is a benefit for students on J-1 visas to gain experience related to their studies at UConn. This workshop will cover the rules and regulations related to Academic Training
Graduate Student Speakout 5:30 to 7 p.m. Student Union, 403 A panel of graduate students give tips and advice about life in graduate school, the appication process, and what they wish they had known before they enrolled.
Visiting Authors Kate Schapira & Tim Stobierki 6 to 7 p.m. UConn Co-Op
A poetry and literary journal will join UConn students at the Co-Op as part of a visiting authors program put on by the creative writing center. Donations at the event will benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Wilimantic. – JACKIE WATTLES
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UConn professor studies Zinc
Nov. 3 A man, 21, of Burlington, Mass., was arrested at the intersection of Stadium Road and Separatist Road and charged with failure to drive right, operation while under the influence and a stop sign violation. Police stopped a vehicle operated by the man after it was seen failing to obey a stop sign and failing to
drive right. The driver failed a series of field sobriety tests. His non-surety bond was set at $500, and his court date is Nov. 18. Nov. 11 A man, 20, of Vernon, was arrested at S Lot on Bolton Road and charged with failure to drive right and operation while under the influence.
Police witnessed a vehicle operated by the man failing to drive right. The car was parked in S Lot when police approached the vehicle and suspected the operator was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and the man failed a series of field sobriety tests. His non-surety bond was set at $500, and his court date is Nov. 18.
Conn. governor race heats up HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Potential Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley began running a television advertisement in New York on Monday that takes aim at the city’s newly elected Democratic mayor, as well as Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — but without mentioning his name. In the 30-second spot, which Foley said is running on Fox News Channel NY and NY1, the Greenwich businessman said he believes that many New Yorkers are thinking about moving away after Bill de Blasio’s election, but probably aren’t considering Connecticut where there are “the same progressive policies you are about to see in your city.” But Foley, a Greenwich, Conn., businessman, cautions them to wait until 2014. “Wait a second. Connecticut next year will probably elect a new governor. When it does, Connecticut once again will be the place people want to be in the Northeast,” he said, urging them to “come join us in Connecticut under new leadership” in a year from now. Neither Malloy nor Foley have announced yet whether they’ll be candidates for governor in next year’s election. Foley, however, has already formed an exploratory committee that enables him to raise funds to help qualify for state public campaign financing. Candidates for governor in
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Pennies and Cold-EEZE both containin the chemical zinc. UConn professor of nutritional sciences, Dr. Hedley Freake, has researched how zinc affects the growth of humans, animals, and cells in general.
Nutritional sciences professor finds zinc’s link to cell growth By Julia Werth Campus Correspondent
Connecticut must raise $250,000 in small contributions of $100 or less in order to participate in the program. Ultimately, they can receive at least $1.25 million for a primary and $6 million for the general election. State Democratic Party spokesman James Hallinan said Foley “continues to pursue the most bizarre political strategy known to man. At the rate he’s going, he won’t even be his party’s nominee, much less become governor.” In October, Foley agreed to pay for a public opinion poll that state election officials claimed was a candidate expenditure, even though Foley hasn’t declared his candidacy. Foley claimed the
poll was a legitimate expense of Voters for Good Government, a Delaware corporation that paid for the survey and lists Foley as its treasurer. Foley said it ultimately didn’t make sense to fight the State Elections Enforcement Commission in court and he agreed to cover the $15,504 cost of the poll. Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, has already announced his candidacy for the state Republican Party’s endorsement. Other potential GOP candidates have formed exploratory committees. They include state Sen. Toni Boucher, of Wilton, and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.
Zinc is found in a wide array of everyday objects from pennies to diaper ointment to the commonly taken Cold-EEZE®, but it also is essential to human growth. “When you’re zinc deficient you stop growing ¬– it is true of children, rats, and cells,” said Dr. Hedley Freake of the Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Connecticut. This simple, yet often misunderstood fact is what prompted Freake to adjust his area of research to answer the question: what is it about zinc that causes growth to stop? Having previously studied the thyroid hormone, Freake decided to investigate the “interrelationships between zinc and the thyroid hormone.” One of his many experiments utilized rat pituitary tumor cells in which zinc is regulated by the thyroid hormone. In the experiment he and his graduate students restricted zinc in the cells by adding a chelator.
“I think it’s a shameful thing for the United States to take a man who’s lived lawfully in this country for 50 years, who’s raising a family, who’s working productively, who volunteered for the Army, served honorably,” said Michael Wishnie, a law professor at Yale University handling his case with law school students. “It’s a shameful thing to deport him based on minor non-violent criminal convictions. It’s a departure I think from our historic treatment of veterans.” Giammarco served in the Army from 1976 to 1979 and National Guard from 1980 to 1983 and had a green card to live legally in the U.S., Wishnie said. Khaalid Walls, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, declined to comment on the case. Immigration officials contend in documents obtained by Yale students working on
the case that his application wasn’t completed. ICE exercises prosecutorial discretion for veterans on a case-by-case basis when appropriate, Walls said. ICE issued a memo in 2011 that identifies military service as a positive factor that should be considered. “We are very deliberate in our review of cases involving veterans,” Walls said. For decades, authorities declined to deport veterans except in extraordinary circumstances but Giammarco’s lawyers say immigration agents have departed from that practice in recent years. Giammarco’s grandfather returned to Italy after he was wounded in World War I fighting in the U.S. Army. Giammarco and his parents came to live in the U.S. in 1960 when he was 4. Giammarco and his supporters say he’s had a tough time in Italy, with even relatives
suspecting he must have committed a more serious crime to be deported after serving in the military. Giammarco, who spoke little Italian, eventually landed a part-time landscaping job. “It was just a big nightmare,” Giammarco said in a telephone interview. Giammarco, whose daughter turns 5 Tuesday, said he has missed three of her birthdays. His daughter asked him if he would be home for her birthday and Christmas. “She said, ‘Daddy I’ll save you a piece of cake,” Giammarco said. “That just broke my heart.” Giammarco and his wife married on July 4, 2010, the 50th anniversary of his arrival with his parents in the United States. Giammarco’s wife, Sharon, has collected more than 3,000 signatures on a petition to officials seeking his return. Giammarco was arrested
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy leaves a grand opening for Connecticut’s health insurance exchange’s first insurance store, Access Health CT, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in New Britain.
The chelator would “take away the zinc” from the rest of the cell allowing Freake to observe the effects of significantly less zinc on the cells. Freake expected to see the growth of the cells decline, however, as often happens in science, the exact opposite occurred. The chelator actually enhanced growth. “I made my grad student do it again and again – I didn’t believe him,” Freake said. Despite his disbelief, the grad student’s results were, in fact, accurate. After much thought Freake is now working on another hypothesis: it is the type of cell that matters. In his original experiment Freake used cancer cells – but what would have happened if he had used primary cells, say from a rat’s liver? What he observed was “cancer cells hold on to zinc when you threaten them with a chelator but normal cells give up.” Normal cells, like cells from the liver, respond to the request for zinc from the chelator by giving it up, even though it means forfeiting their own
growth. Cancer cells, like the ones from the rats pituitary, hold on to their zinc more tightly when presented with the same request. Cancer cells grow at a much faster rate than the average cell, and, if they are going to sustain that astounding growth they can’t be giving away their precious zinc. “It is part of a mechanism that allows for cancer cell growth – part of the reason why cancer cells continue to grow” Freake said. His research question has now transformed. It is no longer the relatively simple query of why a zinc deficiency prevents growth. Now he must ask how cancer cells retain their zinc despite significant pressure. What has changed in the cancer cell that makes it so much more resistant to chelator? If these questions can be answered it is possible that we could then interrupt the cancer cell’s ability to hold on to zinc and therefore help to stop the growth of cancerous tumors.
Army vet expelled from US fights deportation
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran who turned his life around after struggling with drug addiction is fighting his deportation, saying he should not have been expelled last year for a minor criminal record after honorably serving his country and living here legally for more than 50 years. Arnold Giammarco was deported to his native Italy over drug possession and larceny convictions, his attorneys said. The former Connecticut resident is seeking to reverse his deportation, arguing in a federal lawsuit he planned to file Tuesday that immigration authorities never acted on his citizenship application in 1982. Giammarco, 57, did brief stints in prison for shoplifting in the 1990s and drug possession in 2007. He has been homeless at times, but his supporters said he got clean, became a father in 2008, found work and married.
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In this undated family handout photo Sharon Giammarco, hugs her husband Arnold Giammarco, 57, at a relatives home in Rocky Hill, Conn. Arnold Giammarco legally immigrated to the United States with his family in 1960 at age 4.
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but could not hug or touch him. “I just wait for a day to hold my daughter again in the country that I love,” he said.
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Oaks is an “equal opportunity housing complex available for rent to anyone who meets the criteria ... there is a mixture of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and just folks from the area,” said Susan Jennings, the vice president of corporate communications and marketing at EdR, the company in charge of residential leasing at The Oaks. Since Storrs Center opened, 100 percent of The Oaks apartment spaces have been filled. Studio, one, two, and three bedroom units are the optional housing offered by The Oaks on the Square. But as the beginning phases of Storrs Center and places such as Sweet Emotions Candy Shop are celebrating their one-year anniversary openings, more is still to come. Another addition to Storrs Center, 1 Royce Circle, adds more life to the center. Though the building is finished, many open commercial spaces are still being filled. Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, Haru Ali Café, UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center, UConn Dental, UConn Health Center and UConn Urgent Care are a few of the new additions that will be heading into Storrs Center soon. UConn is adding new helpful units in the center in order to make it easier for students to access that live closer to the south area of campus rather than the original co-op in the center of campus. OneTribe clothing store and Webster Bank are among the many that are already up and running down at the Center in Royce Circle. GBS Threading and Spa, Storrs Wine and Spirite and ThinkitDrinkit signed their leases at locations in One
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Storrs Center is being built in a number of construction phases, to be completed by the summer of 2014. New stores include a dentistry, health center, cafe, and spa. The final stage of construction will add a grocery store.
Royce Circle in Storrs Center. “A friend told us about Storrs Center and we felt it would be a great location for GBS,” said co-owner of GPS Threading and Spa Binda Neupane on the Storrs Center Website. The location right next to UConn will benefit both the storeowners, companies participating in the building process, as well as the students, staff and surrounding people in the neighborhood. EdR has been working with Leyland Alliance, the commercial leasing agency, along with Charter Realty and Development Corporation, another leasing agency, Mansfield Downtown Partnership and with the Storrs Center Alliance LLS to get Storrs Center to become a reality. The estimated complete construction is $220 million. Both the Town of Mansfield and UConn have invested over a million dollars each over an 11 year period to the Storrs Center project to help it move
along. All have helped using advertisements to fill and occupy all the commercial and residential spacing, but according to Charlene Sessa, Founding Officer Dan Zelson of Charter Realty and Development Corporation’s assistant, “Leyland Alliance has the final say on what happens.” As far as this community project has managed to come and how quickly it is moving along, the building process is not yet completed and there is more to be done. According to the Storrs Center website, the project consists of four major zones that are known as town square, market square, Wilbur Cross way, and the residential areas. As of right now, the town square and Phase 1C are underway. The final stage of construction will consist of a grocery store, according to the Mansfield Conn. Website construction plans. Construction is scheduled to be complete by
the summer of 2014, according the Hartford Courant. The grocery store will be located to the right of Dog Lane and in front of Royce Circle when you look at it from Route 195 on the UConn side. The Mansfield Town Square will be located to the left of the grocery store when the building process is done. If you have had the chance to go down there, you will notice the busy construction sites where the two new additions to the Center will be added. “When complete, Storrs Center will include approximately 700-800 residential units and 175,000 square feet of retail and other commercial space,” according to a news release and mentioned on the Mansfield Patch. According to the Storrs Center website, the area will be conserved, protected, and maintained by both UConn and the town of Mansfield as an agreement between them.
“What I didn’t anticipate was how aggressive she was,” Auriemma said. “On the offensive end, on the offensive boards. She made plays, she got herself involved.” Stokes checked in with 11:38 left in the first half and immediately made an impact. Within the first two minutes, she had recorded two points, two rebounds and a block – just a start on her eight points, eight boards and five blocks in the first half. “Kiah played the best game she’s ever played since she’s been at Connecticut,” Auriemma said. “She was really, really unbelievably good in just about every area.” Even more impressive than her offensive numbers was her defensive determination. On top of the five blocks, Stokes altered shots in the paint and made things awkward for the Cardinal under the hoop. “I take a lot of pride, I think it’s the one thing I’m good at,” Stokes said of her defense. “So if I do that consistently I think that really helps me mentally and you know, that gets my confidence up. If I can’t score, I can block shots and rebounds so that was the main focus.” She finished with 10 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and six blocks – her third career doubledouble. In the second half, it was Hartley who carried the Huskies with a career night. A 9-for-13 shooting night piled up 20 points to go with
six assists and eight rebounds. “She looked like she did two years ago,” Auriemma said. “She was trying to attack the defense every chance she got and when Bria’s playing like that she’s one of the best players in the country.” Dolson and Stewart, on the other hand, were held largely in check by the Cardinal. The pair combined for just 18 points – 13 of which came in the second half – and nine rebounds. Stewart in particular looked to be lost at times and drew the ire of Auriemma on several occasions. “Stewie let those two fouls affect her,” Auriemma said. “She allowed it to affect her and that just can’t happen anymore. She’s too good a player for that to happen.” UConn’s strength, though, resides in its depth, and that shone through with their remarkable balance – the Huskies tallied six players with nine or more points. Meanwhile, the Cardinal had just seven scorers and was led heavily by Chiney Ogwumike and Amber Orrange; the duo combined for 38 points, 66.7 percent of Stanford’s total output. With the win, UConn improves to 2-0 and has now won its first game against a ranked opponent in each of the last eight seasons. Stanford is now 1-1 on the season. The Huskies kick off a weekend roadtrip with a game at No. 8 Maryland on Friday before playing in State College, Pa. against No. 13 Penn State Sunday.
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Kiah Stokes, who tallied 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against the Cardinal, scores a basket over a Stanford guard.
World economy being sustained by extraordinary aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years after a global financial crisis erupted, the world’s biggest economies still need to be propped up. They’re growing and hiring a little faster and creating more jobs, but only with extraordinary aid from central banks or government spending. And economists say major countries may need help for years more. From the United States to Europe to Japan, central banks are pumping cash into economies and keeping loan rates near record lows. Even fast-growing China has rebounded from an uncharacteristic slump with the help of government money that’s poured into projects and made loans easily available from state-owned banks. For now, thanks in part to the intervention, the world economy is improving. The International Monetary Fund expects global growth to rise to 3.6 percent in 2014 from 2.9 percent this year. The improvement “does not mean that a sustainable recovery is on firm footing,” Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, warned last month. He said major economies will need stimulus from “extraordinary monetary policies” to sustain momentum into 2014. Many economists think stimulus will be needed even longer. Yet these policies carry their
own risks: Critics, including some of the Fed’s own policymakers, note that the cash the central banks are pumping into the global financial system flows into stocks, bonds and commodities like oil. Their prices can escalate to unsustainable levels and raise the risks of a market crash. Other analysts warn that the easy-money policies could cause runaway inflation in the future. Here’s a look at how the world’s major economies are faring: UNITED STATES The U.S. economy grew at an unexpectedly solid 2.8 percent annual pace from July through September, though consumers and businesses slowed their spending. And U.S. employers added a surprising strong 204,000 jobs in October. The Fed has been debating whether hiring is healthy enough to justify slowing its monthly bond purchases. Despite the solid October jobs report, most economists think the Fed won’t reduce its bond buying before early next year. Janet Yellen, who faces a confirming hearing this week for her nomination to lead the Fed starting in January, is expected to sustain its low-rate policies. Even at reduced levels, the bond purchases would continue to stimulate the economy by adding money to the financial system and
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In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, photo, a construction crane towers over the skyline of Beijing. From the United States to Europe to Japan, central banks are pumping cash into economies and keeping loan rates near record lows.
lowering loans rates to encourage borrowing and spending. The Fed’s purchases have helped offset U.S. government spending cuts. Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, thinks the U.S. economy will be strong enough to manage without any help from Fed bond purchases by the end of 2014. He sees the Fed raising short-term rates, which it’s kept at a record low near zero since late 2008, sometime in 2015. But weaning the U.S. economy off Fed support, he says, is “tricky ... If you do it too slowly, you could ignite inflation. If you do it too quickly, you run the risk of
killing the recovery.” EUROPE After enduring two recessions since 2009, the 17 countries that use the euro currency are expected to eke out their second straight quarter of growth from July through September. But many economists say the eurozone’s growth might not meet even the feeble 0.3 percent quarterly pace achieved from April through June. The latest quarterly figure will be announced Thursday. The European Central Bank surprised investors last week by cutting its benchmark refinancing rate to a record 0.25 percent.
It acted after economic reports exposed the weakness of the recovery. Inflation last month was a scant 0.7 percent. That raised the risk of deflation — a prolonged drop in wages, prices and the value of assets like stocks and homes. The rate cut “signals that the ECB is not prepared to accept the risk that the euro area falls into deflation,” says Jacob Kirkegaard, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “Once prices begin to fall, you start to see consumers and businesses change their behavior,” Kirkegaard says. “Why should you buy a car today if the price of the car is going to fall tomorrow? Falling into the trap can be very difficult to get out of.” JAPAN Japan’s economic recovery has gained momentum since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in late 2012. Under “Abenomics,” the government and central bank have injected money into the economy through stimulus spending and rate cutting. The economy grew at a robust 3.8 percent annual rate from April through June. But economists worry about whether the recovery can be sustained and whether Japan can grow enough to make up in tax revenue what it’s spending on stimulus.
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Noriko Hama, a professor at Kyoto’s Doshisha University, contends that only higher wages and rates will give people the income and confidence they need to spend more and restore the economy’s health. Like the Fed, the Bank of Japan could struggle with how to time and carry out a reversal of its easy money policy once the economy improves or if inflation or asset bubbles emerge as a threat. “They have placed themselves in a very difficult situation indeed,” Hama says. “It’s a double-edged sword.” CHINA China’s economy grew at a two-decade low of 7.5 percent in the three months that ended in June compared with a year earlier. That’s still a vigorous pace compared with the developed economies of Europe, the United States and Japan. But for China, it marked a slowdown, and Beijing launched a mini-stimulus program, spending on railway construction and other public works. It worked: Growth edged up to 7.8 percent from July through September from a year earlier. Yet some economists doubt the gains in China will last. “I can’t see the rebound lasting for very much longer, because it has been driven by government projects,” says Mark Williams of Capital Economics.
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New fuel technique at coal-fired power plants reduces emissions
n Nov. 6, a report released by the World Meteorological Organization revealed that greenhouse gas levels are at a record high. As a result of such record breaking greenhouse gas levels, it comes as no surprise that the Environmental Protection Agency is pushing for lower greenhouse gas emissions nationwide. The EPA has implemented stricter regulations on coal-powered power plants, to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. According to the EPA, the largest source of greenhouse gases are power plants, contributing to almost one-third of the current greenhouse gas levels. As a result, however, coal-powered power plants necessitated a new method to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to the New York Times, the coal-powered power plants are adding a low-tech additive to the coal to achieve a higher ratio of energy to greenhouse gas output. This additive is wood. “Ranging in size from sawdust to chunks as big as soup cans, waste wood from paper mills, furniture factories and logging operations has been used with varying levels of success,” the New York Times said. This simple new additive could be the best method of lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the short term. By utilizing this wood and coal mixture as a source of renewable energy, it provides a relatively simple and short solution to the increase in greenhouse gases. This simple method also solves another environmental issue: waste. Factories that produce wood-based objects such as paper mills, furniture factories and logging operations, would often transport the wood byproduct to dump facilities. However, with this new method, the wood is transported to power plants to enhance the energy production while reducing the greenhouse gas levels. In addition, coal-powered power plants are already connected to the grid, and it would not be difficult to provide this new hybrid energy source compared to solar or wind energy. Some power plants, such as Rapids Energy Center, near Grand Rapids, Minn., have converted some of their boilers to almost 90 percent wood. As it provides both an economical and environmental benefit, as opposed to coal, according to the New York Times. However, some power plants have stopped utilizing this method due to the short supply of wood and the unpredictable conditions the wood came in. The American Electric Power company, tried to utilize wood in one of its power plants, however it ceased using this coal wood mixture, as “The material is difficult to get in any quantity and any predictable form,” said Mark C. McCullough, American Electric Power’s executive vice president for generation.
Dress codes and slut-shaming: Stop telling me my clothes turn you on
cross the world, there is outrage over the clothes girls are wearing today. With disdain given for girls in strapless dresses to women in yoga pants, many females in college are finding themselves under fire for distracting the delicate minds of their male companions from the important knowledge they must gain to be the leaders of our male dominated society. Growing up with a curvy figure in a religious household, the fights over bikinis, short shorts By Victoria Kallsen and too tight dresses didn’t Weekly Columnist target the real issues. Why am I responsible for a man’s opinion of my body? Why am I expected to dress a certain way and fulfill certain criteria about my body? What I’m really asking is why is modesty about girls and what they wear? Why aren’t we talking about the man’s role? How is the modesty argument further solidifying the sexualization and objectification of women? The modesty fight comes in many forms with the issue spanning from dress code restrictions to the popular Secret Keeper Girl set (and by really popular I mean popular among the religious circles). My disagreement here is not with the idea of modesty or dressing appropriately. Instead, we have to start looking at the flavor of these constraints. They don’t focus on your brain and your personality having more worth; instead, your body is still your most
important trait. Stop showing it off shamefully. To be real, the underlying message of many Christian modesty movements is that your body belongs to your future husband, so stop wearing a low cut shirt. The Secret Keeper Girl teaches girls 8 to 12 “how to keep the deepest secrets of your beauty for just one man” according to their website, with little focus on what there might be below the surface. Dress codes across the country are lambasting women for being distracting, putting the blame for male hormones squarely on female shoulders. Shoulders that shouldn’t be bare, by the way, according to the Readington school district who banned strapless dresses at their 8th Grade dance last spring. The principal’s explanation given to a parent was that dresses would “distract boys,” as reported by NBC New York. Other school systems around the country have had similar thoughts. A high school in Minnetonka, MN banned leggings and yoga pants with the principal stating according to the StarTribune, “Cover your butts up—I’m just going to say it straight up. We’re seeing too much.” A junior high school in Petaluma, Calif. took a similar position when it pulled all of its female students out of class to attend an assembly informing them “they couldn’t wear pants that were “too tight” because it distracts the boys,” according to local news station KTVU. Other students have been barred from their proms if the “curvature of the breasts [is] showing” and if their dresses were too short for school administrators. This was the case in Cincinnati this past spring according to News Channel 5. Even kindergarteners in Georgia are forced to return home if the teacher doesn’t approve of their skirt and leggings combo, even if it had previously caused no issues.
The conversation about modesty and appropriate attire is one that needs to happen, but the current focus of these arguments are off base. First, we’re acting like men are only turned on based on the clothing women wear, as if the clothing that women wear is what is really attractive to men. This opinion also assumes that men are incapable of seeing a girl in a pair of leggings and thinking about anything other than boinking her. Where are the assemblies asking men to respect women and their non-visual characteristics? Where are the strict dress codes for male students, because even the outrage over baggy pants isn’t as bad as the fight over spaghetti straps. If we’re challenging our women to change their clothes, why aren’t we challenging our men to change their minds? Why aren’t we combatting the sexualization of girls where it counts? Why aren’t we asking why the media is continually pushing our girls to be sexier and wear tighter clothes? Why do we criticise women on this modesty platform while constantly feeding them images saying their body is the most important thing about them? If we continue to criticize what girls are wearing these days instead of asking why, we’re going to skirt around the problem. Instead we hamper their ability to learn or their ability to express themselves without confronting the main issue, while feeding them into a society that will continue to ask the impossible of its women: to be the whore and the Madonna. And neither role is as comfortable as yoga pants.
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Congress is to blame for foreign spying
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s an agency charged with preserving the security of the United States from both domestic and foreign threats, it is not surprising that the NSA conducts surveillance operations in foreign countries. However, some of the surveillance targets that have been alleged in recent weeks are quite troubling. It is reported that the NSA By Brian McCarty e n g a g e d Staff Columnist in surveillance operations targeting numerous French citizens, government officials in Brazil and even German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The diplomatic ties and congenial relations traditionally shared between the United States make these recent allegations particularly worrisome. Yet more concerning than the effects these reports may have abroad is the fact that the institutions meant to oversee the NSA seem to have been ignorant of these activities. Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has stated that neither her committee nor President Obama were aware of these surveillance activities. This is a serious problem. It stems from a series of excessively broad
delegations of authority among government institutions. In order to ensure the national security of the United States, Congress has granted several agencies, including the NSA, the authority to conduct foreign and domestic surveillance. (Intelligence agencies themselves are of dubious constitutionality, but this question is rarely raised as public opinion generally favors broad federal power in matters of national security). Congress has placed few limits on surveillance, both domestic and foreign. Domestic surveillance operations require a warrant from the FISA Court, whose rulings are issued in complete secrecy. Congress has essentially given intelligence agencies carte blanche authority to conduct surveillance on any foreign target and to do so in secret, so long as the agency deems it in the interest of national security. Members of Congress may object to the NSA’s actions, but it is they, through their broad delegation of authority, who have implicitly authorized these actions. Some express alarm that President Obama was not aware of these specific surveillance operations. The President, as chief executive is to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed” (U.S. Constitution, Art. II, § 3, Cl. 5). This makes
executive agencies directly answerable to the president and provides the president with the responsibility of ensuring that agencies act according to the wishes of Congress. Because the authorizing statutes do not say certain foreign targets cannot be spied upon, there is no reason for the president to monitor the specific foreign targets of the NSA. If the NSA informs the president it is conducting foreign surveillance in the interest of national security, as provided by Congressional statute, and the president approves, both sides have fulfilled their Constitutional duties. Because Congress has granted such broad authority, it uses the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to provide oversight of NSA actions and give more specific directions on how to conduct surveillance. However, because the NSA is authorized to conduct its operations in secrecy, providing the necessary oversight is incredibly difficult. How can Congress oversee actions that it is not aware of? This peculiar situation has led to Congress responding by scheduling hearings in the wake of leaks concerning surveillance activities. The message Congress is sending the NSA is that it has the authority to do whatever it pleases in the matter of foreign surveillance
provided its actions are never revealed. If and only if the actions are revealed, Congress will issue its explicit approval or disapproval. Congress expects the NSA to regularly report its activities to the Intelligence Committees, but the NSA cannot possibly report every activity it undertakes and cannot know which activities Congress would approve of or disapprove of. Therefore some activities go unchecked, and Congress is fit only to provide retroactive disapproval in the wake of a leak to the public. Some argue that the national security concerns involved require the NSA to operate in complete secrecy. This may be true, but this policy has the unfortunate, unintended consequence of making the agency unaccountable to policymakers who may not be aware of the agency’s activities. This case also illustrates why Congress should delegate as little legislative power (the power to make policy) as possible. If Congress does not narrowly tailor the instructions it gives the executive branch, that branch may undertake actions Congress would not approve of, upsetting the balance of power in our system of government.
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On Monday, Nov. 11, the Eco-House learning community hosted a presentation about the Keystone XL pipeline’s extension. The speaker at the presentation, Ken Ilgunas, is not the typical Duke graduate; Ilgunas illegally slept in his 1994 Ford Econoline during his graduate studies and wrote a book about it. Before his graduate studies, Ilgunas did many things to pay for his undergraduate debts. Ilgunas did everything from working as a dishwasher, a tour-guide and a maid in Alaska, all the way to hitchhike 5,500 miles across the continent, canoe across Ontario, Canada, and work as a backcountry ranger in the Gates of the Arctic National Park However, in the fall of 2011 while working as a dishwasher in Deadhorse, Ilgunas had an epiphany. “I questioned my life while washing spoons for the whole night in silence, a soul needs to be caged in order to be freed, I was going to hike the Keystone XL pipelines,” Ilgunas said. Ilgunas prepared for his hike with a backpack full of supplies, everything from a solar phone charger, and an iPad, to an anti bear spray. This journey started in Alberta, Canada and ended in Texas. Through
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Environmental activist Ken Ilgunas lectures audience members on the dangers of using pipelines.
his journey, Ilgunas discovered the crude reality of the Keystone XL pipelines and how toxic it was for the Earth. “This journey started as a hike, however it ended up as a cause,” Ilgunas said. The pipeline construction creates “tar-banks” around Alberta. This tar-like soil is really toxic for the environment and it’s creating huge emissions of greenhouses gases. “This area had an apocalyptic look to it, they were vast areas, around the size of
England, however if they continue to expand, they will be the size of Florida by 2020,” Ilgunas said. These communities are also creating pyramid-like sulfur accumulations extracted from the soil. “The people from the surroundings of this pipeline, and the tar banks are experiencing unpreceded cancer rates,” Ilgunas said. Many locals in the area thought that the pipeline extension was a positive for the United States and them-
selves. However, Ilgunas debated, that they would end up loosing. Transcanada, the enterprise building the pipeline, claims there will be 2,000 jobs and over 100,000 subsidiary jobs. However, the State Department predicts more on the grounds of 4,000 to 6,000 temporary jobs, and only about 35 permanent jobs. Also, locals from the area thought that the Keystone XL pipeline would be good for the United States security, saying that we would export less oil from problematic countries
like Venezuela or the Persian Gulf countries. However, nowadays, most of the oil the United States consumes come from the U.S. itself, Latin America or Canada. “I really admire students who are working in the oil divestment, I met some Harvard students working for it, compassionate souls, imaginative individuals, we can be live here without the pipelines or the oil,” Ilgunas said.
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Political science graduate student Timothy Bussey leads a discussion on homosexuality during the Third Reich.
By Katie McWilliams Senior Staff Writer The treatment of homosexuals during the Third Reich was the subject of historian Klaus Muller’s documentary “Paragraph 175.” The screening, hosted by graduate student Timothy Bussey and Lyn Zander, was an attempt to make the stories of some of the lesser known persecuted groups of the Holocaust’s stories known. “The goal of the film is to gather stories of who were persecuted under Nazi Germany,” Bussey said. Frequently educators and students forget that the Holocaust was devastating to groups other than the European Jewish population. Bussey said that when these groups are recognized they are often misremembered. After the Holocaust, most governments did not recognize homosexual victims or the widespread persecution of the group during the Nazi Regime. Many victims were re-arrested following the war for homosexual activity and none of the survivors were awarded reparitions.
During the Third Reich, the period between 1933 and 1945 during which Adolf Hitler was in power, 100,000 homosexuals were arrested in an attempt to exterminate the group and of those 100,000 only 4,000 survived. During 2000 when Muller researched and created the documentary less than 10 of these men were still alive. Under Paragraph 175 of the German Penal Code, enacted in 1871 and officially voided in 1994, homosexuality between males was criminalized. Lesbianism, according to Muller, was not criminalized and lesbians were generally not persecuted during the war because the government saw it as a temporary and curable condition. Only 5 percent of lesbians in the Nazi-occupied territories went to concentration camps. The film interviewed six homosexual survivors of the Holocaust who detailed their lives before the rise of Hitler, during the Holocaust and how they have coped with the memories of surviving inhuman abuses. Each survivor agreed that prior to Hitler’s rise, the Weimar Republic was a liberal place
that was often described as a “homosexual Eden” due to its various nightclubs and dance halls where homosexuals freely engaged in merriment. However, during the years leading up to Hitler’s take over, grassroots campaigns to liberate homosexuals under the law began in the nation, but as the Nazi’s took power the government cracked down on homosexuals, sending them to death and labor camps across Germany and Poland. The film detailed that in order to accuse an individual of homosexuality; a simple innuendo or piece of meaningless gossip would be enough to condemn someone. Christian homosexuals were spared extermination and the gas chambers and instead were sentenced to slave labor, scientific experiments and castration. Jewish homosexuals suffered a far worse fate. Through the interviews of the six surviving victims, “Paragraph 175” recounted the horrors of the Holocaust from a new perspective. One survivor, Pierre Seel, who was arrested in Alsace, France
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Friday. While everyone else is clamoring down the aisles, you can simply stroll on into the cusAh, Black Friday: that special tomer service desk. Brilliant? time of year when one can wit- Yes, I know. ness the full glory of American Lesson 3: Just because its capitalism at its best; when Black Friday doesn’t mean grown adults find it perfectly you’ll get the best deal logical to trample over each Being a Black Friday expert, other in pursuit of prized holi- people always ask me if a cerday sales; and (since retailers tain sale is a good price for begun opening earlier and ear- the product. The answer isn’t lier on Thanksgiving night), that always yes. Some retailers cortime of year when you willingly rectly assume that if they put give up precious family time in an item on sale during Black the noble pursuit of saving a few Friday, customers will think bucks. that its the best price they can Lesson 1: You will NOT get ever get. Not true. Obvious door those awesome doorbuster deals busters serve as the bait, but the Every year we always see an other sales found inside might incredible deal that seems too not be all that better than they good to be true. You can always typically are. You have to do count on Best Buy to offer a your research and really know 40+ inch TV for under $200. what price a particular item genBut guess what? You weren’t erally goes for before you head the only genius to read the flyer to the store to pick up a “deal.” either. Unless you’re willing to Lesson 4: Cyber Monday start lining up as early as noon Sucks on Thanksgiving Day, don’t A lot of people (aka hipsters) expect to walk away with one of will always tell you that they these prizes. Stores often keep skip Black Friday sales because an extremely limited stock of the online deals are way better these items (often under 20) to on Cyber Monday. No, they’re attract buyers, and considering not. While you may catch a people line up in the hundreds great deal, you simply don’t see on Black Friday it’s always a the same ridiculous mark downs long shot. in price across the board to the Lesson 2: Turn the tables and degree in store retailers are willprice match ing to do on Black Friday. That Fun fact: something called being said.... the “internet” was invented in Lesson 5: Amazon.com loves the 90s. This magical informa- you tion network has enabled people Amazon.com is your best bet in years past to leak retailer’s to grab a great deal. While physBlack Friday ads days, some- ical retailers continue to comtimes weeks, in advance. With pete brutally, trying to one up forehand knowledge of the each other with bigger sales and incredible door buster deals, earlier openings, Amazon.com you can beat the crowds and can just sit back and laugh. You save some serious money. For see, Cyber Monday isn’t the best example: you see that a retailer time to snag an online deal, it’s is going to be offering a hot on Black Friday itself. Not only video game, say “Battlefield 4” does Amazon offer great deals for $40 on Black Friday (typi- in their own right, but you can cally it retails for $60). Usually a bank on the retail giant to match deal this good will sell out fairly some of the very best deals quickly, leaving only those who local retailers such as Best Buy, lined up outside prior to the Target and Walmart are offerstore’s opening able to snag the ing throughout the day. Best of deal. However, since you have all, it can be done from the forehand knowledge of the deal, comfort of your own home (or why not buy the game a few via your mobile device) so you days before Black Friday, don’t don’t have to leave your famopen it and save the receipt, and ily’s Thanksgiving dinner. get a price update when you come back to the store on Black Alex.Sferrrazza@UConn.edu
I’ve been so distracted by classes that it took a trip to the movie theater this weekend to see “Thor: The Dark World” to realize that the holiday movie season is nearly upon us. The movies this summer didn’t pique my interest but I can’t wait to see what the winter films will bring. The three I am most excited for are all based on very good novels. As a perpetual proponent of reading the book before seeing the film adaptation, here are the books you must read before seeing the film. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak will be in theaters this weekend. I am very interested to see how this movie will be portrayed on screen since the novel is narrated by Death in Nazi Germany. The protagonist, a young girl named Liesel, lives with foster parents after losing her mother and brother. When her foster father discovers she has stolen a book, he decides to teach her how to read and write. Every night, the two bond over words. Liesel soon develops a hobby of stealing more books and forms interesting friendships as a result. Zusak’s work is a very creative portrayal of Germany during World War II. I hope the movie will accurately convey this along with the significance and emotions behind his writing. May the odds be ever in your favor of getting a ticket on November 22nd to see “Catching Fire.” The second novel in Suzanne Collins’ dystopian trilogy, “Catching Fire” should be just as successful as “The Hunger Games.” This was my favorite out of the three novels so I am extremely excited to watch the movie. However, if anyone hasn’t read the books, you will soon be compelled to after watching the movie to find out what happens to the districts. The books are quick reads but packed with action, adventure, and anticipation. Your imagination runs wild trying to picture everything Collins has written since the tasks the characters undergo are like nothing anyone in our world would endure. “Lord of the Rings” fans will be receiving an early Christmas present this year with the release of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”. Even after seeing the first film in “The Hobbit” trilogy, I still want to know how they can turn this small book into three movies. I felt the first installment dragged on at times but I hope the pace increases in the remaining movies. Material from Tolkien’s other writings will be included in the series. I’m intrigued to see the unknown information that will be brought to our attention. Deprived of quality magic and fantasy films since the “Harry Potter” movies were finished, I will certainly see “The Hobbit.” It’s fun to see how the images in my head compare to the director’s representation of the book on screen. Remembering that the books came first is important. The books and their authors should be the target of our praise and attention. Regardless of how stellar the cinematic effects are and the actors’ talent, they wouldn’t be possible without the words in the books as inspiration.
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This publicity photo released by Walt Disney Studios and Marvel shows Natalie Portman, left, as Jane Foster and Chris Hemsworth as Thor, in Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World.”
By Randy Amorim Staff Writer There’s a great thing about sequels. While the first film in a series is often tied down by the necessary, obligatory introduction of characters, conflicts and background, the sequel can jump right into the story and pick up with everything it has already established and get right to business. We were promised a much darker and personal sequel to “The Avengers,” and the second set of “Avengers” films released thus far seem to be living up to this, though “Iron Man 3” didn’t impress me. Although I had a problem with the writing its inconsistent tone and the main villain’s questionable motivations, I did notice and enjoy the darker and more personal approach to the story, creating an even more character driven narrative than the previous films. “Thor: The Dark World” follows “Iron Man 3’s” lead without the problems. While the “Thor” sequel brings in outside forces and vil-
lains, the story focuses on our main characters and raises the stakes with much more personal involvement for them. Picking up some time after the events of “The Avengers,” Thor finds himself once again caught in the middle of a war between his home and another hostile realm, as well as a plan to destroy Earth and all humanity. When his human girlfriend finds herself trapped in the middle, Thor comes back for her and brings her to his home world where the majority of the film takes place. While the first Thor had an overall lighthearted approach and was heavy with comic relief, the sequel is much darker and intense. Chris Hemsworth may not be an Oscar–worthy actor, but he was born to play Thor. Although his physical appearance was probably enough to get him the role, he brings enough to the table to really make the character interesting. At the end of
“Thor,” we saw the rebellious, young hero turn into a more likeable character. Throughout the first film and “The Avengers,” we saw this god–like figure humanized and turned into a human being through his relationships, actions and emotions. Thor reminds me a lot of S c h w a r z e n e g g e r ’s Conan, but unlike Conan, we actually care about Thor and forget about his godly powers. We don’t find ourselves just waiting for the strong action hero to win, we find ourselves actually concerned. Both the writers and Hemsworth have really brought a lot to the character. Eventually, Thor finds that he has must request Loki’s aid and break him out of prison to save the world. This isn’t really a spoiler considering the studios have focused the marketing on this to try and sell more tickets. The best part of the film revolves around the dynamics
Thor: The Dark World 8.5/10
between Loki and Thor. While Loki is not present in most of the film, the damaged relationship between the two is seen throughout the film and really comes alive in the climax. Tom Hiddleston reminds us with an excellent performance of why Loki is the villain we love to hate. It may not have blown me away as much as its predecessors did, but the film managed to live up to them and was certainly better than “Iron Man 3.” It’ll be interesting to see where the story will be taken next after the conclusion of “The Dark World” and into “The Avengers 2,” but the main take away from the film is that even if Iron Man 3 led us to believe so, they are still making good movies and not just cashing in on the franchise. Fans can rest assured that “The Dark World” delivers all you’ve hoped for, and there is probably a lot more soon to come.
‘12 Years A Slave’ not worth the hype Maurilio.Amorim@UConn.edu
This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Benedict Cumberbatch, left, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from “12 Years A Slave.”
By Michael Jefferson Campus Correspondent
Hollywood has always had a funny way of portraying the United States and its relationship with the “peculiar” institution of slavery. Instead of showing viewers something they’ve never seen before, “slavery” films often spew that same watereddown narrative that chooses to accommodate the dominant culture instead of challenging societal norms. Never have I seen a film about American slavery that could go to bat against a movie like “The Pianist” or “Schindler’s List” and I find that vexing. Both films show the ugliness of
humanity and the slates we can’t wipe clean, but unlike Holocaust films, “slavery” films never show the true malice of that time period. In these films not only is the monstrosity of the crime of slavery ignored but there is always some character that can appease or bring comfort to the dominant culture. Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln” is a perfect example of this. Throughout the film Lincoln is portrayed as a caring man who sympathizes with AfricanAmericans and is willing to do anything to set them free. Give me a break. In reality, Lincoln was a man simply forced into a position to free the slaves, not because he believed in emanci-
pation, but because he wanted to win the war by any means necessary. There are letters between him and the journalist Horace Greeley that support my claim and yet this “other” Lincoln – the one who liked to tell “black” jokes – is often forgotten in his biopics. The same absence of historical accuracy is glaring in “12 Years A Slave.” Horrid crimes like using African-Americans babies for alligator bait and rape fueled by pedophilia come up missing. I won’t lie and say this film doesn’t touch upon some of the cruelties of slavery, but I will say it doesn’t tell us something we don’t know. It is as though the entire film chooses to tip-
toe through the treatment of the slaves. Take Solomon Northup for example; here is an AfricanAmerican man who can read and write yet the film fails to explain how dangerous that is for African-Americans to have those skills. Solomon is warned to keep his education under wraps but you are never told why. You don’t see what happens to the slave that can read or write, the torturous methods they’d be subject to. You don’t see the gouging of the eyes or the dismemberment of limbs; no all you see is a bunch of Chekhov’s guns never being unloaded… and it is so very upsetting.
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There is no denying that Netflix is revolutionizing the entertainment industry. Its mail order and online streaming service outright destroyed the rental store. Its development of original programming, which earned 14 nominations at this year’s Emmy’s is reshaping the way people view television. Three years ago, the term “bingeing” couldn’t be applied to “Mad Men.” Now Netflix is seeking to make its mark on the Oscars. Netflix recently acquired the streaming rights to the documentary “The Square;” which chronicles the Egyptian Revolution. It’s named for Tahir Square, also known as “Martyr Square,” which was the epicenter of public demonstrations. It premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for World Cinema and later won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival. It is currently rated at 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and is a major contender for the Academy Award for Best Documentary feature. Netflix’s strongest advantage is its wide distribution. “The Square” will be available on Netflix Instant video for the first quarter of next year. Because the rights are exclusive, the film was independently made and no other studio is involved “The Square” is technically a Netflix Original. What makes “The Square” a major threat to win an Oscar is its availability. The award for Best Documentary Feature is a controversial category in that the field is so expansive even acclaimed feature often slips through the cracks. Its speculated voters haven’t even seen all five nominees when they cast their ballot. Outside media attention plays a factor, and it is worth noting last year’s winner “Searching for Sugar Man” was given a segment on “60 Minutes” months before voting. So being available on streaming service that reaches over 25 million people will certainly boost its chances, as will the buzz over its acquisition. But what does this mean for the future? This is of course the first exclusive Netflix acquisition, and considering the breadth of its audience, many independent features beyond documentaries will be turning towards it. Netflix could find itself playing a major role in deciding the Oscars for not only Best Documentary Feature, but also Best Foreign Language Film, another category that’s clothed in controversy and with contending films with relatively inexpensive streaming rights. While it does offer them, Netflix doesn’t currently have a section devoted to short features, and those are usually the films that most evade the public eye. But if Netflix decides it cares about having an impact on the Oscars and continues to collect exclusives, that could change in the next few years. With all the power and influence it has gained over the past few years, it’s easy to forget Netflix was once believed to be digging its own grave. In 2011, Reed Hastings was labeled by the New York Times as one of the worst CEOs of the year, under fire for the company’s price hikes and apology without action. Now it’s a question of how far will Netflix go? With “The Square” contending the Oscars, “House of Cards” and “Orange Is The New Black” likely to be nominees at the Golden Globes and the recent announcement of a team up with Marvel to produce four more original television series we may just be looking at the mere fledging of a conglomerate entertainment juggernaut.
Film adaptation ‘The Book ‘12 Years a Slave’ portrays history a Thief’ opens at select theaters little inaccurately Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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From left to right: Sophie Nélisse as Liesel Meminger, Emily Watson as Rosa Hubermann and Geoffrey Rush as Hans Hubermann in a scene from ‘The Book Thief.’
By Claire Galvin Campus Correspondent Book adaptations have long been transferred to theatres, resulting in some success and some failure. “The Book Thief” is the next novel to make the transition. Modeled after the original novel by Markus Zusak, “The Book Thief” tells the story of a young foster child, Liesel, in 1940 Nazi Germany. Liesel is tormented by memories of her dead brother and the mother who abandoned her. To help her during sleepless nights, her foster father Hans Hubermann teaches her how to read and write. Liesel goes on to steal books to comfort her throughout the novel as the war hits closer to home. At the same time, Liesel’s foster parents take in a young Jewish man, Max, and hide him in their basement. Liesel befriends Max, and the two start an unlikely
friendship in the midst of war. Most interesting about the novel is that it is narrated by death, and the movie will follow the same format. Roger Allam from “Game of Thrones” will narrate the movie. During question and answer sessions on “The Book Thief”’s Facebook page, Zusak answers the most prominent question: why is the novel narrated by death and not Liesel? “Everyone says that war and death are like best friends,” Zusak said. “Who better to be hanging around in time of war than Death?” “The Book Thief” also breaks the expectation that death enjoys war and seeing humans suffer. “The Book Thief” stars Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson as Hans Hubermann and his wife Rosa. Newcomer actress Sophie Nélisse will play Liesel. John Williams composed the score for the film. Williams is noted for composing “Jaws,”
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“Star Wars,” the first three “Harry Potter” films, and “Indiana Jones.” “The Book Thief” is partially recorded in Germany and is directed by Brian Percival and screen written by Michael Patroni. The New York Times Bestseller novel lies between the young adult and adult categories. Understated and poignant, the novel can easily be understood by teenagers, while its contents and themes are full of emotion for adults. The film, however, may be geared towards the young adult category. “The screenwriter has trouble reconciling the inescapably disturbing subject matter with the PG-13 rating, stepping as lightly as possible around deep heartbreak,” The New York Daily News said. A.V. Club, The Onion’s sister publication is less generous in their criticism of the film and its narration.
“‘Life Is Beautiful’ may or may not have set a benchmark for tackiness in Holocaust cinema, but “The Book Thief” offers a hypothetical way in which the former might have been worse: At least it wasn’t narrated by Death,” A.V. Club said. “The Book Thief” played in select theatres Nov. 8, and will premiere stateside Nov. 15. It was originally scheduled to release in January in the United States, but was pushed up. Despite the negative reactions by critics, fans of the book are anticipating the movie’s premiere this Friday. “The novel was an interesting take on that time period,” Diana Antley, a 1st-semester Natural Resources major said. “Usually when you read about the Holocaust you read about the death camps, but in this instance it was more focused on the citizens of Germany.”
What people need to understand is that slavery was much more than whippings, free labor and unconditional fear. It was about the systematic destruction of an entire race of people fueled by notions of superiority, which sadly still exists today. While many parts of the North did in fact serve as a safe haven for AfricanAmericans many whites in the North harbored similar sentiments about African-Americans as their white brethren in the South. However, few movies ever display this reality, this one included. This film amazingly suggests that whites in the North viewed African-Americans as their equal. Nothing could be further from the truth. While many white northerners recognized the evils of slavery, African-Americans were hardly viewed as equals to whites. This question regarding the humanity of African-Americans created much debate and divisiveness in the white dominated abolitionist movement. It is as though Hollywood just gives its most popular minority a bunch of subpar movies with really good reviews as a way of saying, “See? We don’t ignore
black people.” If this is indeed the case it is up to AfricanAmerican people to up our standards when determining what is a quality film and stop settling for any movie made about us. This was not a monumental film, it was a children’s play on the most basic aspects of American slavery and if this is what is considered an Oscar worthy film then we, as people, need to do better. Even “Django” portrayed slavery better than this film, and that was a comedy. Now, if you want to make a powerful film based off a book, try “To Be a Slave” by Julius Lester, or “Incidents In the Life of A Slave Girl” by Harriet Ann Jacobs. Those two books truly portray the crime against humanity that is American slavery and neither pulls any punches. There is nothing fluffy about slavery, but this film is straight up a bunch of cotton-candy clumps of some typical “slavery” film and it deserves nothing more than a five out of 10. And yes, I know my review goes against everything Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb says, but consider me that new thing your significant other always wanted to try… just give it a chance.
Study: PG-13 gun violence rivals that of R movies NEW YORK (AP) — Gun violence in PG-13 rated movies has increased considerably in recent decades, to the point that it sometimes exceeds gun violence in even R-rated films, according to a study released Monday. Ohio State University and the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania surveyed gun violence in top-grossing movies, finding that the frequency of gun violence had more than tripled in PG-13 films since 1985.
The PG-13 rating was introduced in 1984. Gun violence in PG-13 movies has rivaled the frequency of gun violence in R-rated movies since 2009, and actually surpassed it in 2012, according to the study. Researchers examined a total of 945 films, drawing from the 30 topgrossing movies from 1950 through 2012. It focuses on sequences involving “the firing of hand-held guns with the intent to harm or kill a living being.”wood’s output.
understandable why on the surface you might brush this film off as a cheap, violent action film, but there’s really a lot more substance in “War Zone.” Against all odds, the film really succeeds in being what it is. It may not be the Punisher sequel I wanted, but it’s a lot of fun. “Quantum of Solace”“Casino Royale” set the bar really high. It rebooted the “Bond” franchise with Daniel Craig, arguably the best bond we’ve ever seen, and gave us a great action film but also a really gripping and intense narrative. Continuing immediately after its predecessor, “Quantum” jumps right in with the characters we already know and focuses more on non-stop action and suspense while its story progresses, pausing only briefly for story and character development. Craig shows us a damaged and vengeful Bond, and although it’s action heavy, we really do get enough story and development to justify the carnage. Of course both “Skyfall” and “Casino Royale” are better, but “Quantum” is still a 10/10 in my book and a great “Bond” film. “The Chronicles of Riddick”- There are a lot of flaws and problems in this film. While the writer and director give us an interesting sci-fi world with intriguing characters, there is a funda-
mental lack of development throughout, and we’re left with a lot of questions. The film focuses on Riddick and does a good job with his character, but is lacking everywhere else. Even so, this is a great sci-fi adventure film with a style all to its own and a main character we cannot help but like and root for. It’s not “Star Wars,” but “Chronicles” is still great in its own way. “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace”- Let’s start by saying that this movie could never live up to its predecessors even if it was the greatest film ever made. The new sequels will have the same problem. Jar Jar Binks may be annoying. Some of the acting is questionable. George Lucas tries to explain too much and adds things in like mitachlorines which we not only didn’t need, but ruined the world and some of the motifs he had created previously. However, I still love this film. It’s still “Star Wars.” We don’t get too many epic sci-fi adventure films and “The Phantom Menace” managed to keep me entertained from beginning to end. Some of the story is preposterous, but I can’t help but love it. Let’s go easier on George Lucas. Notable Mentions: Die Hards 2 and 3, Bad Boys 2, Fast and Furious 2, Saws 2 and 3.
The best of underrated movie sequels By Randy Amorim Staff Writer “Spiderman 3”- Superhero sequels always receive a great deal of hype and that’s why they often disappoint. That also explains why so many of them are on this list. I personally thought “Spiderman 3” was the best out of the original “Spiderman” trilogy. Here we see a very dark and more personal story than the previous two and much better villains. Well written and filled with intense action, the film really got into Spiderman’s psyche and continued the exploration of the toll heroism had taken on the character we saw in the first two. Yes, the emo Spiderman montage sequence was incredibly stupid. That being said, the rest of it was still amazing. “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”- The first two “Terminator” films are two of the greatest action films of all time. Without the direct involvement of James Cameron, expectations were low for this one. However, the film managed to be great and does a good job of delivering
what could have and should have been a great conclusion to the series. Is it as good as the two first films? No, it isn’t and does not earn a place on the list of the greatest films ever made. Does that mean it’s still not an incredible and intense action film? No, it does not. He said he’d be back and he came back. Enough said. “Punisher: War Zone”If we were just talking about underrated films the original “Punisher” would be at the top of the list. It was the superhero film we deserved, but not the one we needed at the time. Now that were post-“Dark Knight” trilogy this may not be the case anymore, but it was everything it needed to be 10 years ago. Its sequel makes the mistake of rebooting the franchise and recasting the perfectly cast Thomas Jane. I would have loved to see the direct sequel that could have been. “War Zone” trades in the dramatic crime thriller motifs and story of the original and instead is a dark and gritty over the top graphic novel style film filled with an abundance of ultra-violent sequences. It’s disgusting, but it’s an exploration of the disgusting. It’s
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during the German occupation, recounted how he was transported to Schirmeck, a French concentration camp. One day, the SS Officer announced a public execution and Seel watched his former lover Jo be mauled to death by the SS German Shepherds. All six of the men interviewed for the film passed away between the years of 2001 and 2012. Although there were two other survivors at the time to the film’s creation, it is unknown if they survived. For many years survivors remained
silent, because they were shamed into thinking their stories were worthwhile. “As rights have opened up there has been a greater willingness to discuss these issues,” Zander said. Bussey also emphasized that learning about this issue is critical to our understanding of history, but also of the current status of the LGBTQIA movement. “If not for the work of these film makers, these stories would be lost forever,” Bussey said.
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Today's Birthday (11/12/13). Explore your passions, talents and dreams for the world this year. Learn and study. Wenke Assess what you love most, and then increase exposure. Your creativity takes new strides in fertile bursts this autumn by Mary Daudish and again next spring. Indulging fun like this gets romantic. A partnership levels up next July. Go with love, and the money follows. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
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Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Don't let technological breakdowns keep you from pursuit of a dream. You can figure out a way around them. Slow down and you notice the details. Let others worry about the big picture. Lay low. Celebrate the small successes. Classic Stick Cat
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Take advantage of the developing situation. Friends are there for you, and they help you soar. Return the favor. Your education and experience pay off. Don't get so excited that you miss important steps. Haste makes waste.
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Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- You can handle more than usual as you gain new responsibilities. Don't throw your money around just because you have it or because there's more work coming in. Have a private dinner with a friend. Share valuable information. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -Recognize the value of the past and lessons taught. Don't fear the future and lessons ahead. Bring some pebbles into the forest to find your way back ... if you're so inclined as to return. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- You find satisfaction in staying busy now. The money is there. Figure an honest approach to provide well for family. Infuse it with your arts. Share something you've been withholding. A beneficial development knocks. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Your efforts and dedication are appreciated. Sure, there may be some bumps along the way and you may think you can do better, but it's best to focus on accomplishments. They took something. Reinforce partnership. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Discuss money now; you have a better chance of making more. It requires dedication and motivation. Moving furniture around or renovating the house could be tempting, but it's best to chop wood and carry water now. Get your chores done first. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Your artistic side itches to get out and express. You have a lot to say, so sit with it and articulate. You'll get farther than expected when you play for the fun of it. Learn from another's financial mistakes. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Your wit and intellect are honed and sharp. Use them to your advantage. Pay attention to what's really being said, and avoid an argument. Learn from a wise friend. Choose the item that will last the longest. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Your talent impresses others, but watch out for jealousies. Passions can get intense. Friends offer good advice and help you find a truth. You can afford to save. You already have what you need. Share delicious food and appreciation. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Curtail impulsive spending. Focus on making new income and preparing invoices instead. New information points out the weakness of the competition. Learn from their mistakes. Provide solid value at a good price. Promote the value. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- You're on fire and you know it. The hurdles in the way are small for you. Keep your temper anyway. Use it to get into action. Accept coaching from your partner. Inhale deeply as you exercise.
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Messi out 6 to 8 weeks with another leg injury
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi probably won't play soccer again until 2014. Barcelona said Monday that the four-time world player of the year has another leg injury — his third of the season — and this time needs six to eight weeks to recover. That would rule Messi out until about Christmas, when the Spanish league takes its annual winter break. The Argentina forward tore his left hamstring Sunday in Barcelona's 4-1 victory at Real Betis. He struggled with a hamstring problem toward the end of last season, and Barcelona scuffled without him. This season, the 26-yearold forward hurt his left thigh in August and then was sidelined for three weeks after tearing a small muscle in his right thigh in late
September. It's reason for concern for both Barcelona and Argentina, whose hopes of winning next summer's World Cup largely rest on having a healthy Messi. "It's worrying when a player injures himself in the same place," Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said after dropping Messi from the South Americans' exhibitions against Ecuador and Bosnia-Herzegovina. "Being injured so near the World Cup could be influential." Barcelona leads the Spanish league but will now be without Messi for up to eight games, including its last two Champions League group games against Ajax and Celtic, four Spanish League matches and the two legs of the Copa del Rey's round of 32. Despite his many injury problems this season, Messi
has scored 14 goals in 16 games. But he endured a four-game scoreless streak in the league — an eternity by his standards — and he hasn't had his usual burst of speed when playing less than fully healthy. "Messi needs to stop and take care of himself," Barcelona teammate Cesc Fabregas said. "I also went through a very bad year-anda-half at Arsenal because of the same injury. I hope he recovers, and that he takes all the time he needs to make sure he's well." Fabregas is dealing with injury, too. Barcelona said he injured his right knee in Sunday's game and will miss Spain's upcoming exhibitions against Equatorial Guinea and South Africa. Barcelona teammate Marc Bartra was called up to replace Fabregas for the games.
The Huskies’ momentum picked up in the second half as UConn seemed to regain their usual fire. However, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis went down hard landing on her right elbow mid game. Gampel went silent and everyone could hear Mosqueda-Lewis scream in pain. Mosqueda-Lewis was escorted to the locker room with her right arm held tight to her chest. Her injury is still being looked at.
It’s hard to tell,” Auriemma said. “Some people just scream and yell like they just got run over by a car, and then it turns out its nothing. It’s because mostly they are panicking and they are scared and when you look at their faces they are like in shock because they are scared to death. Then you know when we were running a three on three when Sue Bird was here and she goes, ‘oh I felt something.’ I go, ‘you
alright?’ and she goes, ‘yeah I’m good,’ and she keeps going and it turns out she just tore her ACL. Sometimes its confusing because everybody reacts differently to what happened.” Despite the emotional setback, UConn continued the game composed and determined as ever. Bria Hartley led the second half dominating not only the scoreboard but the court as well. Hartley led the Huskies scorers with a total of 20 points. Her
performance marked her 73rd career game in double figures, a team high. “We really came together as a team, which you really can’t practice it, can only happen in a game,” Stokes said. “You know when Kaleena goes down or Stewie doesn’t play that much, we really focus on playing together and picking each other up when we got down.”
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic remains the man to beat on indoor courts. The defending champion made quick work of topranked Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday, extending his winning streak to 22 matches and claiming the elite season-ending title for the third time. Djokovic, who has not lost a match since his defeat to Nadal in the U.S. Open final, returned superbly from the start to move his Spanish rival around the court and prevent him from dictating the points. Nadal hit only nine winners
and was broken three times. Nadal and Djokovic have been dominant this season. Nadal replaced Djokovic for the No. 1 ranking last month, but the Serbian player proved again he still has the upper hand on hard courts by extending his head-to-head winning record to 13-7 on that surface. Djokovic took an impressive start, hitting powerful groundstrokes to keep Nadal well behind his baseline while limiting his own mistakes. Returning well, the Serb made the most of two of Nadal's backhand errors to break in the second game. He had another chance in the fourth game after
Nadal double-faulted, but a superb defensive play from the Serb ended with a shanked backhand. Nadal got into the match from that point. He put Djokovic under pressure with his huge forehands in the next game and two unforced errors from the Serb allowed him to break back then even at 3-3. But Nadal faltered in his next service game as he served a double fault at 30-30. After a stunning exchange, Djokovic broke for a 5-3 edge following a series of volleys at the net. Standing in the middle of the court, the Serb opened his arms and screamed
as the crowd erupted in cheers and greeted the players with a standing ovation. Djokovic then benefited from a fortunate net cord and made sure he hit three good serves to seal the set on his first occasion with an ace. Looking confident, Djokovic raised his game further in the second set, pinpointing his shots on the lines after breaking in the third game of the second set. The Spaniard saved two match points and kept encouraging himself until the end, but a final forehand that was too long gave Djokovic the title.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, left, and Betis' Antonio Caro, right, fight for the ball during their La Liga soccer match at the Benito Villamarin stadium, in Seville, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
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slumping Holy Cross By Scott Carroll Staff Writer The UConn men’s ice hockey team will take on Holy Cross this Tuesday night in the Freitas Ice Forum at 7:05 p.m. Holy Cross comes into the matchup with a 2-5-0 overall record with wins against its last two opponents, Army and Sacred Heart. However, the Crusaders opened up their season with a five-game losing streak that saw them lose to Northeastern and Quinnipiac twice and Boston University once. The Huskies competed against the Crusaders twice last season, losing 4-1 and winning 4-1. Senior Jordan Sims scored the lone goal in the front end of the double header and was assisted by fellow senior Brant Harris. In the Huskies’ second matchup with the Crusaders, the line of Harris, Senior Billy Latta and Sims was able to put home two goals as both Harris and Latta were able to beat the goaltender. Sophomore Patrick Kirtland and junior Brad Smith were also able to convert on goals in the
game as Smith was able to net a goal past the goalie, while Kirtland scored on an empty net. This year, the Crusaders are led in points by four players, as Jake Bolton, Mike McNamara, Adam Schmidt and Logan Smith each have accumulated four points each on the season. The Crusaders have had a lot of scoring options this year as 12 Crusaders have scored goals this season, with no Holy Cross players scoring more than two goals. Junior Matt Ginn has started every game for the Crusaders in goal this season and has made 202 saves while allowing 22 goals. The Huskies come into the matchup with a 2-2-1 overall record, rolling after two straight wins against Army and Sacred Heart. The Huskies have been getting strong play from their seniors as Latta and Sims have each accumulated five points on the season, while fellow senior Matt Grogan has been getting it done in net with 142 saves on the year while only allowing 12 goals.
Simply the best: Champions Classic has 4 of top 5
CHICAGO (AP) — Every year, Tom Izzo subjects his Michigan State team to a non-conference schedule only a masochist could love. He might have outdone himself this time, however. With the college basketball season only a few days old, the No. 2 Spartans face top-ranked Kentucky and its latest group of freshmen phenoms Tuesday in the Champions Classic. Not only is it the earliest meeting of 1 vs. 2 — and the first since 2008 — but with No. 4 Duke playing fifth-ranked Kansas in the second game, the tournament might very well be a sneak preview of this season's Final Four. "I'm not sure I've been as excited about an opportunity such as this in a long, long time," Izzo said Monday. "I think it's great for college basketball, great for the media, great for the fans and great for the programs. No matter what
the outcomes of the games are, I think all teams will benefit in some way, shape or form." Unlike some coaches, who prefer a steady diet of patsies before the conference season, Izzo likes to test his team early — and often. Kansas, Syracuse, Duke and Kentucky are just a few of the teams the Spartans have played before Jan. 1 in seasons past, and there was one year Michigan State saw all four of them, plus Oklahoma. This year, in addition to Kentucky, the Spartans will play Texas, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. The brutal scheduling began as a way to draw some attention to the Spartans in a state still focused on Michigan's Fab Five, but Izzo soon discovered there were other benefits. It's no coincidence his team is regularly one of the best in the country, with one national title and five
more Final Four appearances in Izzo's 18 years. "It prepares us for the tournament," senior guard Keith Appling said. "A lot of the teams we play in our non-conference season are some of teams that we'll end up playing in the tournament. Or are teams that are similar to these teams we'll be playing. So I feel it helps us out in the long run, and also prepares us for the tough Big Ten season." And there is little doubt Kentucky will be one of those teams still around at the end of March. On paper, at least, these young Wildcats are even more impressive than the group that led Kentucky to the national title two years ago. Six were McDonald's All-Americans. All are considered potential lottery picks in next summer's NBA draft, with Julius Randle a good bet to be the overall No. 1. The Wildcats steamrolled through their first
two games, winning each by 30 points. But neither was anything close to a true test, and coach John Calipari is already fretting about how his Kiddie Cats will respond to the one they'll get from Michigan State. "It's a hard game to play this early," he said. "Kansas is a good team; Duke is a good team; Michigan State — they're all good teams and they're well coached. This is not like you're going to steal, sneak by. You're going to have to ball. "For us, it's just a bar of where we are right now. We've got a long way to go," Calipari said. "I mean, do you see how many plays we just ran? Like two. We're still trying to figure out how to play fast, how to get in the lane, how to post up, how to cut. Trying to figure out defensively how we need to play. We're still not right."
Pacers roll past Memphis 95-79 to stay unbeaten
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, right, blocks the shot of Memphis Grizzlies forward Quincy Pondexter in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George scored 23 points and Lance Stephenson had the first triple-double of his career, leading the perfect Indiana Pacers to a 95-79 victory Monday night over the Memphis Grizzlies. Indiana became the NBA's seventh team to open 8-0 since 2000 — two more wins than the franchise's previous best start. And they followed a familiar script in the battle between last season's conference runner-ups by dominating the glass, dominating the second half and divvying up top honors. Stephenson finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists. George Hill scored 13 points and Roy Hibbert added five more blocks to his NBA-leading total. Memphis was led by Marc Gasol with 15 points and Zach Randolph with 12. Indiana took control with a 13-3 run that started late in the third quarter and ended with the Pacers holding a 78-55 lead early in the fourth.
It was a frustrating night for the Grizzlies, who were well below their season average of 98.5 points and had the league's top-scoring offense in the fourth quarter. Instead, they left with a season-low point total. Their previous low (84) came last week against New Orleans. But for the Pacers, the 18th team in NBA history to open the season with eight straight wins, according to STATS, this season — and this night — couldn't have gone any better. They came into the season talking openly about challenging two-time defending NBA champ Miami for the Eastern Conference title and to do that, the Pacers said they needed to earn the No. 1 seed. Monday's win gives them a 3½-game lead over the Heat, and instead of slowing down, the Pacers seem to be hitting their stride after winning five times in seven days. They went into the game allowing a league-low 85.3 points per game and with the No. 1 defensive field goal percentage (38.9) in the league,
too. That won't change much after the Grizzlies shot 41.3 percent. Indiana had twice as many rebounds as Memphis at halftime (30-15) and finished with a 45-32 advantage. The Pacers jumped to a 13-8 lead in the opening minutes, scored the final six points of the first quarter to make it 23-16 and then methodically pulled away in the second. When Luis Scola knocked down an 18-footer with 6:31 left in the half, the Pacers led 35-24. Memphis closed to 46-39 at halftime, but the Pacers opened the second half on a 7-2 run to rebuild a 12-point lead and they put it away with the 13-3 spurt that expanded the lead to 23. Indiana now gets a three-day break before playing another back-to-back — hosting Milwaukee on Friday and visiting Chicago on Saturday. Grizzlies forward Quincy Poindexter left in the second quarter and was diagnosed with a fractured nose. He did not return.
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Arsenal F.C. entering a new invincible era By Robert Moore Soccer Columnist
Atop the Premier League, Arsenal seem to be soaring high above their domestic opponents. The Gunners have taken down Liverpool, controlled a precise Aston Villa attack and even won the North London derby by the skin of their teeth. Score lines aside, Arsene Wenger’s squad is firing on all cylinders, but does their recent success emulate “The Invincibles” year of 2003-04? Take a look back in the history books and “The Invincibles” legacy is one that will enshrine the Premier League and Arsenal folklore for ages. The memorable 2003-04 season at Highbury even included an American, Daniel Karbassiyoon, and while he rarely played - it’s always a pleasant piece to note to Americans. As Arsenal have now moved onto greener pastures of the Emirates, Highbury leaves behind the moments of the legendary Patrick Vieira, Gilberto Silva, Robert Pires and Thierry Henry. The Thierry Henry we still see glimpses of with the New York Red Bulls. Now take a glance at the current squad: Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil. One of the most historic runs in history, the 2003-04 Gunners held a roster full of talents. Was Wenger overly criticized during “The Invincibles” season? Absolutely not. Instead, Wenger was originally allowed the freedom to spread this plethora of football knowledge throughout North
London. As the football world becomes more harsh as the years progress, however, it seems as if Wenger is always hanging from a thin strand. Are Arsenal recreating an “Invincibles” squad? Certainly, breaking the bank for Ozil is a statement of intent, as well as that Luis Suarez saga. For the first time in quite some time, Arsenal appear ready to take the forefronts of the Premier League and actually keep hold of their top spot. Understandably, the Premier League season is only 11 matches in, yet, it appears that domestically the Gunners are firing on all fronts. Olivier Giroud found his footing along with Ramsey taking the league by complete surprise. Is it possible that Arsenal are able to replicate “The Invincible” years? In the modern football era, supporters and managers alike are too quickly thrusted aside by various partnerships and the lack of stability in football is quite concerning. Remember the trio of Pires, Ashley Cole and Henry working the Gunners attack, reeking havoc upon nearly every defender they’d encountered in the Premier League. In today’s more physical demands of the league, Arsenal seem to be getting back to the towering presence of Per Mertesacker, Koscielny and Giroud; however the club lack a defensive unit primed and ready to charge forward like rhinos. Defenders like Jan Vertonghen, John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic and even Vincent Kompany are perfect models of center-halves, an area of improvement that Wenger needs
to search for, rather than his common “striker search.” In the end, Arsenal lack the killer instinct that the 2003-04 team exemplified. Neither Theo Walcott nor the Ox are the goal scorer that Henry was, yet Wenger insists on including proclaimed strikers to uphold the grueling nature of the Premier League. Goals have not been plentiful at the Emirates, especially since Robin van Persie’s departure, but the system of belief remains in tact. The search for a talisman continues. This summer Wenger reached out to Edinson Cavani, David Villa, Stevan Jovetic and Luis Suarez. Fastforward two months and the Emirates continue to lack the frontman who has an equal part of pace and clinical ability. The North London club, instead, received Ozil. The former Real Madrid man provides the stepping stone between a lackluster squad and one full of intent. The French managerial mastermind seems to always have a trick up his sleeve, and with Ozil continuing to develop as a footballer in North London, he certainly seems to be bringing the best out of Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey. It’d be amazing to see another “Invincible” run - and if said run occurred for Arsenal, it’d be even more impressive. If the stars can align, an entire football club and an entire supporters branch would erupt in pure elation.
Bryzgalov gets second chance with Oilers By Ryan Tolmich NHL Columnist
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey celebrates his side's opening goal during the Champions League group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal FC on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
The universe is a mighty big place full of stars, planets, asteroids and other celestial objects. However, one of the universe’s most interesting characters, Ilya Bryzgalov, has finally found a team to give him and his intergalactic anecdotes a second chance. The 33-year-old goaltender signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers over the weekend, giving the 4-13-2 Oilers a slight boost in net. The Oilers, who currently find themselves at the bottom of
the Western Conference, are giving up 3.9 goals-per-game, which is good for 30th in the league. Now, let’s get this out of the way: Bryzgalov is far from an elite goaltender in the modern NHL. He was inconsistent during his stay in Philadelphia, where his relationship with both the team and its media was tumultuous to say the least. The Russian’s stay in the City of Brotherly Love was terminated this offseason, as the Flyers bought out the final seven years of Bryzgalov’s mega contract, essentially paying him to simply go away.
The only thing bigger and more publicized than Bryzgalov’s opinions on cosmic activity was the size of his five-hole, as the Russian allowed 2.79 goals-per-game and became the scapegoat for Philadelphia’s disappointing 2012-13 campaign. However, Bryzgalov, if given the proper opportunity, is a bonafide starter in this league, as he has proven that he is a fairly reliable piece on a good team. Bryz was a stud during his time in Phoenix, which could be a better indicator of his potential in Edmonton. He may have just collapsed under the
scrutiny in Philadelphia, as Philadelphia has been known to take down even the most mentally strong competitors. With that being said, this will most likely be Bryzgalov’s last chance to catch on with an NHL team. Edmonton is desperate, and picking up Bryz is a calculated risk by the Oilers’ brass. If Bryzgalov hopes to revive his career north of the border, he will have to play a “humungous big” role in saving Edmonton’s season.
BOSTON (AP) — Clearly, Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos' injury was on everyone's minds. The Boston Bruins were able to get back to playing hockey a lot quicker after it happened. Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. Stamkos was hurt with 7:11 to play in the second period. He entered the day tied with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby as the NHL's leading scorer. Stamkos got tied up with Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton and crashed into the right post. His left skate appeared to hit the post first before his right leg crashed into it around the shin area. He tried to get up twice before going down to the ice in pain, grabbing his leg just above the ankle.
When he left the ice on a stretcher, players on both teams tapped their sticks on ice as the fans applauded in tribute. "A player like that, I don't know how serious it is, but it looks pretty serious to me," Boston coach Claude Julien said. "You don't want to see that." The Lightning confirmed on the team's Twitter account that Stamkos suffered a broken right tibia. General manager Steve Yzerman said that Stamkos is expected to have surgery on Tuesday. "At this point Steven will be out indefinitely," Yzerman said in a statement. "The medical staff in Boston, in consultation with our team physicians, has made the decision to surgically repair the injury. "The procedure is expected to take place tomorrow morning. The biggest concern for me, and the rest of the Lightning, is that deci-
sions are made in Steven's best long-term interest, and we feel this is the appropriate course of action." Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for his 18th career shutout and second this season. Jarome Iginla added an empty-net goal with 59 seconds left. Anders Lindback, playing just his fifth game of the season, made 23 saves for Tampa Bay, which had a four-game winning streak snapped. "Injuries happen. He's gone a long time in his career without being seriously hurt," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. "There's no sugarcoating it. He's a huge part of our team. You can make an argument here that if you were going to hand out the MVP in our league now, you can give it to him. Is that a hole in our team? Yes, it is." The Bruins jumped ahead with just under three minutes left in the period when Bergeron scored off
the rebound of Torey Krug's shot that caromed off the skate of Loui Eriksson. They made it 2-0 when Paille broke in down the right wing, shifted to his backhand and slipped a shot past Lindback inside the right post. During the play, Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo also appeared to hurt his right leg and had trouble making it to the bench. He was briefly assisted by one of the referees on the ice and didn't return in the third period. "Well, I mean that is a big blow for them. Nobody wants to see that happen to anybody," Iginla said. "He was obviously in a lot of pain and I didn't hear for sure what happened to him, but I imagine it's got to be, for him not to get up, he's a tough player and plays hard and stuff. So he must have been in some serious pain." Tampa Bay veteran Martin St. Louis didn't know how bad the injury was, but felt his team still played tough.
Bruins beat Lightning 3-0; Stamkos injured
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with the team’s performance in that area. The Huskies were The Huskies have also won outrebounded by the Bulldogs, their first XL Center game of 43-31, including a 22-4 disadthe season for 26 consecutive vantage in offensive reboundtimes and improved to 33-5 in ing that led to a 21-1 difference Hartford season openers. in second-chance points. Omar Calhoun led all scor“Our rebounding effort is ers with 18 points while Niels ‘pride,’” Ollie said. “We didn’t Giffey poured in 15. Together, have pride to put that jersey they combined for an 8-for- on today, and I’ve got to go 11 shooting performance from back to the drawing board as 3-point range to complement a coach and find out the guys Napier’s performance. who are going to rebound, who Both teams are going to got off a letharget the ball, gic start and who are going saw the score to put bodies sit at just 5-4 on box outs.” after the first Napier alone media timeout pulled down in the first half. eight more UConn then boards than went on an any other play18-6 run after er on the team, a 9-9 tie to and Ollie said pull ahead of he didn’t know Yale, thanks to what would’ve Giffey’s sharpKevin Ollie on happened if shooting. The wasn’t Shabazz Napier Napier senior knocked rebounding. down four “It just can’t consecutive happen if you 3-pointers during that stretch. want to be a great team,” Ollie Giffey finished the first half said. “I think this team can be going 5-for-5 from beyond the great, but with that effort, and arc, and was a perfect 8-for-8 – what’s coming down the pike, including the Maryland game we can’t have it.” – before his first miss from Amida Brimah continued to 3-point range with 4:41 left in make his presence felt on the the second half. inside and had a career-best “He’s tremendous,” Ollie seven blocks in the game. said. “He’s giving us a lift off “He’s got impeccable timthe bench. It’s terrific, and we ing,” Ollie said. “He’s getting want him to keep shooting. better each and every day. He’s He’s getting a lot of looks off just stepping up his game, and our guards’ penetration.” we need that guy who is that After outrebounding enforcer down there.” Maryland on Friday, the same effort was absent against Yale and Ollie was “disappointed” Michael.Peng@UConn.edu
“I just keep telling him to give away his gift – perfect his gift and give it away.”
Seattle puts it all together in rout of Atlanta RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There was an understanding why the Seattle Seahawks were being questioned after two lackluster performances. The response was a resounding argument why they are 9-1 and the best team in the NFC. Seattle's 33-10 rout of Atlanta on Sunday was exactly what Pete Carroll was looking for from his team. The Seahawks featured a dynamic offense led by Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch and an improved defensive effort after two straight weeks of struggling to stop the run. The Seahawks won their fifth game of the season on the road — matching the franchise record for most road wins in one season — and did it without five expected starters that all could be back this week against Minnesota. "We've got more games we have to win and we have a lot of work to finish it out," Carroll said. "We have a chance to do something special in this division, we need to take advantage of every opportunity and win every game going down the stretch." Offensively, the Seahawks found AP their most effective mix of run and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) scores a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second pass this season thanks to improved half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Atlanta. play from the offensive line. Lynch
finished with 145 yards rushing and a touchdown, while Wilson threw for 287 yards and two scores. Most importantly, Wilson was sacked only once — his own fault for holding the ball too long — and was hit just three times after getting beat up the previous two weeks against St. Louis and Tampa Bay. On the defensive side, Seattle had given up at least 200 yards rushing to St. Louis and Tampa Bay, the first time the Seahawks allowed that to happen in consecutive weeks since 2002. There was a recommitment to stopping the run and it was evident from the start. Steven Jackson finished with 11 yards on nine carries and Atlanta ran the ball only 16 times for 64 yards. Having won five straight, the Seahawks may be fully stocked for the first time this season heading into the final stretch. Offensive linemen Max Unger, Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini, defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Percy Harvin all could be back this week. Unger and Bryant still need to be cleared after they suffered concussions against Tampa Bay, while Okung and Giacomini started practicing last week
with an eye on returning against the Vikings. A luxury of being 9-1 — the Seahawks are in no position in having to rush any of the five back this week if there is the slightest hesitation they are not ready to go. With the bye week following Sunday's game, Seattle could easily give all five another two weeks of rest before a looming Monday night showdown at home against New Orleans on Dec. 2 that could be a determining factor in who gets home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. "It's two weeks that we could buy. We have that in mind," Carroll said. "We haven't rushed in any of these decisions and we're not going to start rushing them now. "We're going to take the information and evaluate each guy and figure out what it means, knowing that we're OK. We're OK where we are, so we're not pressed into making a decision hastily." Harvin's debut will be the biggest question. He returned to practice on Oct. 21 and has been mostly limited to individual workouts since after developing soreness to the point the team had an MRI to make sure he was healing correctly.
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What's Next Home game
Nov. 14 Detroit 7 p.m.
Nov. 17 Boston University 12 p.m.
Nov. 22 Indiana/ Washington TBA
Women’s Basketball Nov. 15 Nov. 17 Maryland Penn State 6 p.m. Noon
Nov. 26 Loyola (Md.) 7 p.m.
St. recorded in it’s opening win over McNeese St. The No. 2 Spartans take on No. 1 Kentucky tonight in Chicago.
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Fernandez, Myers voted Rookies of the Year for 2013
» Pic of the day
As bag as it gets
Nov. 22 Boston University 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 Oregon 7 p.m.
The number of rebounds Michigan
-New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman on the three Yankees who turned down initial contract offers, including Robinson Cano.
Nov. 21 Boston College 7 p.m.
Stat of the day
“We’ll do the dance as long as we can but, yeah, at some point you can’t do that forever.”
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Nov. 23 Monmouth 4:30 p.m.
Football (0-8) Nov. 16 SMU 3 p.m.
Nov. 23 Temple TBA
Nov. 30 Rutgers TBA
Dec. 7 Memphis TBA
Men’s Soccer (10-2-5) Nov. 15 American Athletic Conference Semifinals SMU 5 p.m.
Field Hockey (17-4) Nov. 16 NCAA Tournament First Round TBA TBA
Volleyball Nov. 15 Rutgers 7 p.m.
Nov. 22 Memphis Noon
(11-17) Nov. 24 Temple 2 p.m.
Nov. 27 Louisville 7 p.m.
Nov. 29 Cincinnati 1 p.m.
Women’s Hockey (4-6-1) Nov. 19 Brown 7 p.m.
Nov. 23 Boston College 2 p.m.
Nov. 24 Boston College 2 p.m.
Nov. 29 Yale 1 p.m.
Nov. 30 Quinnipiac/ RIT TBA
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Three fans wore brown paper bags over their heads at UConn’s football game against No. 20 Louisville on Friday at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. The Huskies have the lost the first eight games of the 2013 season.
Nov. 17 Nov. 15 Nov. 23 Nov. 29 Today Boston AIC Canisius Holy Cross Bentley University 7:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 5 p.m.
What's On TV
NCAAM: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 2 Michigan St. 7:30 p.m. ESPN
In the opening game of the State Farm Champions Classic in Chicago, the AP No. 1 and No. 2 will face off in the regular season for the first time since 2008. Kentucky freshman Julius Randle highlights another talented recruiting class leading the way for the Wildcats, but he’ll have his hands full with the Spartans. Michigan St. sophomore Gary Harris put up 20 points in their season opening win over McNeese St.
NCAAM: No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Kansas 9:30 p.m., ESPN Any other night of the year would be highlighted by this high-ranked matchup between the two storied programs, but tonight it will be the second game on the star-studded playbill. Freshman phenoms Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) and Jabari Parker (Duke) will face off in the national spotlight for the first time tonight in a game that will set the tone for two teams with championship aspirations.
Improved Eagles back in VCU, Virginia set for first-place tie with Dallas their Top 25 showdown
Men’s Hockey (2-2-1)
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins and Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays were selected baseball’s Rookies of the Year on Monday. Fernandez stood out in a very deep National League class, and the pitcher received 26 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel. His debut season was so superb that he’s one of three finalists for the NL Cy Young Award, with the winner to be announced Wednesday. Myers took home the American League prize after putting up impressive offensive numbers in barely half a season. The right fielder was chosen first on 23 of 30 ballots, beating out Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias and Rays teammate Chris Archer. Myers became the third Tampa Bay player in six years to be selected Rookie of the Year, joining Jeremy Hellickson (2011) and Evan Longoria (2008). “It’s awesome,” Myers said in an interview on MLB Network. “It’s a huge honor to win this. I’m very excited about it.” Fernandez easily topped runner-up Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The righthander was the fourth Marlins player in 11 years to win, following Chris Coghlan (2009), Hanley Ramirez (2006) and Dontrelle Willis (2003). After the Marlins dumped nearly all of their high-priced stars last winter, Fernandez was a rare bright spot in Miami’s 62-100 season. He made the All-Star team at age 20 and went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 172 2-3 innings. The 22-year-old Myers batted .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs in only 88 games after he was called up from the minors June 18. He immediately added much-needed power to the middle of the Rays’ lineup, helping them reach the playoffs as an AL wild card. Myers was rated one of baseball’s best hitting prospects when he was traded from Kansas City to Tampa Bay last December in a seven-player deal that sent pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals. The Rays were 36-33 before Myers arrived this season and went 56-38 the rest of the way. They won a tiebreaker at Texas for the final AL playoff berth and beat Cleveland in the wild-card game before getting eliminated by eventual World Series champion Boston in the division series. Myers finished with 131 points in the balloting to 80 for Iglesias, traded from the Boston Red Sox to Detroit Tigers just before the deadline in late July. Archer and fellow pitcher Dan Straily of the Oakland Athletics each had one first-place vote. The announcements marked the beginning of awards week in baseball. NL and AL Manager of the Year will be revealed Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles has the offense back on track. Billy Davis has the defense improving every week. Chip Kelly has the whole team in playoff contention. Thanks to a mediocre NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) have a chance to go worstto-first in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year. A convincing 27-13 win at Green Bay over the Packers minus Aaron Rodgers on Sunday, coupled with Dallas (5-5) getting routed in New Orleans, put the Eagles back into a firstplace tie. If they beat Washington (3-6) this week to snap a 10-game home losing streak, the Eagles will have sole possession of first because the Cowboys are on a bye. The final game of the regular season in Dallas might settle the division. But that’s down the road. For now, the Eagles have to worry about their next opponent. “Our mindset is to win every single game we play,” Kelly said Monday. “It’s a consistent group in their approach. “ Foles has rejuvenated the offense after it didn’t score a touchdown in consecutive home losses to the Cowboys and Giants. He tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes in a 49-20 win at Oakland last Sunday, and followed with three more TD passes
against the Packers. Foles now has 16 TD passes and no interceptions this season. That ties him with Milt Plum, who did it in 1960, for the second-highest total ever to start a season behind Peyton Manning’s 20 this year. “Nick’s really, really smart with the football,” Kelly said. “Very rarely do you see Nick throw a ball where all of a sudden it’s tipped, you know, when it’s almost intercepted. I think he has a really good understanding of what we’re doing. He doesn’t really ever put the ball in harm’s way. Most of the time, to his credit, he’s going to the right spot where it should be. He does a good job of protecting the football, especially when the pocket breaks down. A lot of times that’s where plays occur where all of a sudden it’s turning a bad play into a worse play.” Despite the numbers, Kelly still won’t give Foles the starting job. He doesn’t have to make a decision until Michael Vick is ready to return from a hamstring injury that’s forced him to miss four full games and most of two others. “I think what we’ve done for the last two weeks has worked for us pretty good, so we’re going to stick with that formula. It’s got us 16 touchdowns, no interceptions and two wins, so why would we change?” Kelly said.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There’s a basketball buzz in the state of Virginia, even this early in the season. VCU and the Cavaliers are preparing to square off on the basketball court for the first time since 1998. The No. 14 Rams (1-0) will travel to Charlottesville Tuesday night to play 25th-ranked Virginia (1-0). VCU has become the standard-bearer recently in state hoops with three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, including a trip to the 2011 Final Four. “I think it’s a great opportunity for both teams and also for all the fans of basketball in this area,” VCU coach Shaka Smart said Monday. “There’s a lot of great basketball that goes on throughout the year in Virginia, in the Mid-Atlantic region, but for this early in the year, for two teams that are in the top 25 to play one another ... I think that’s what it’s all about. “And for our teams, it’s a chance to test ourselves because when you play a team as good as Virginia, as talented and as experienced as Virginia, it’s certainly a big challenge,” Smart said. Fans clearly agree. The game is sold out, the first sellout of Virginia’s 14,593-seat
arena since Syracuse visited in 2007. The matchup Tuesday pits two teams that could hardly be more dissimilar in the way they play the game. The Rams, of the Atlantic 10 Conference, play a 94-foot style they call ‘havoc,’ trying to force turnovers with ball-hawking relentlessness that often overwhelms teams despite them knowing what to expect. VCU also plays up-tempo on offense, running every opportunity it gets. The Rams won their opener 96-58 against visiting Illinois State. Virginia, of the Atlantic Coast Conference, plays a more methodical game, often slowing things down on offense and patiently working for shots, and trying to stifle opponents with coach Tony Bennett’s “Pack Line” defense. The goal is to contest shots, and Virginia routinely ranks among the national leaders in field goal percentage defense. The Rams led the country in turnovers last season, forcing 19.7 per game, prompting Bennett to borrow a trick his father, Dick Bennett, used as a coach: putting seven defenders on the court during practice “to create a chaotic situation” while players on offense try to inbound the ball and advance it.
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Passing the first test
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
BAZZ BITES BULLDOGS Napier leads Huskies with dominant triple-double By Mike Peng Senior Staff Writer
Tim Fontenault Shortly after halftime Monday night, UConn was dealt its first serious test of the 2013-14 season. The defending national champions are expected to do everything this season – win the national championship, go 40-0, produce four All-Americans and the National Player of the Year. A lot of people said it was going to be easy, but few things in life are ever easy. In a tussle with Chiney Ogwumike as she went for a rebound, superstar Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis went to the ground, palm first. After her palm hit, her elbow hit the ground at a 90-degree angle. The screams were horrifying. The pain resonated through every one of the 9,529 fans that stood in silence inside Gampel Pavilion. It was chill-rendering to be in Gampel at that point. The crowd was roaring for the duration of the game, but at that point, when it was dead silent, that seemed to be when it was loudest. UConn, the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Poll to start the season – now almost unanimous after Duke received a No. 1 vote Monday afternoon – was forced to show the nation how it would handle the loss of a star player against the No. 3 team in the nation in its second game of the season. The Huskies passed the test. It may not have been an A+ kind of performance from that point or at any point throughout the game, but to overcome that kind of adversity, to overcome the foul trouble of Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck early in the game, it took a great team to do that. UConn is a great team. “They’re the No. 1 team in the country for a reason,” said Stanford’s Amber Orrange. There is certainly a reason, many in fact. There are the obvious ones – defending national champions, Geno Auriemma, star power from top to bottom. But Monday we saw an intangible that separates the great from the best. The question is, can they build off of it? The first exam of any class is almost always the easiest for a college student. You have only begun to cover the concepts that will soon have you stressing for hours on end come December. For UConn, this first test was difficult, but that’s what happens when you’re in the Honors Program. Everyone is fighting with each other to be the best, but when you are already the best, the target on your back is biggest. The first hurdle is cleared, but this weekend brings about two rapid-fire quizzes that count for 15 percent of the grade this year. Maryland and Penn State on the road will be a big gut-check for the Huskies. “It’s difficult, but maybe it’s supposed to be difficult,” Auriemma said. “Last year the beginning of the season was very easy…everything was going smoothly, everything was going great. This one’s not going to go so smoothly. This is hard.” It will be hard, but on the other end will be a progress report that will give us an indication of just how good this team can be. How you bounce back after the first test is usually a good barometer of how the rest of the semester is going to go. Follow Tim on Twitter @Tim_ Fontenault
Throughout UConn’s storied college basketball history, there have been nine occurrences in which a player has recorded a triple-double. The last player to accomplish this feat was Shabazz Napier back on Nov. 20, 2011 against Coppin State. He did it again Monday afternoon, becoming the only player to have done so twice in UConn history. “Before the game started, I talked to Coach Freeman, I said, ‘My biggest thing is I want to be an all-around player, I want to help our team,” Napier said. The 6-foot-1 senior guard certainly did so with his 14 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds as he propelled the No. 19 UConn (2-0, 0-0 the American) over in-state opponent Yale (1-1, 0-0 Ivy League), 80-62, in the Huskies’ home opener at the XL Center. Head coach Kevin Ollie called Napier’s performance “phenomenal.” “He’s doing a great job leading our team… He has great basketball IQ. He has an understanding of what I want. He has an understanding of what his players want,” Ollie said. “I just keep telling him to give away his gift – perfect his gift and give it away… He’s in a good place right now and we need him to keep it up.” UConn has now won 13 consecutive meetings against Yale and holds a 44-21 edge in the alltime series.
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UConn senior guard Shabazz Napier moves on the offensive as sophomore guard Omar Calhoun (21) looks on against Yale Friday afternoon in UConn’s 80-62 win at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
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UConn wins without rebounding presence
By Tim Fontenault Sports Editor
It is a storyline as old as time. The No. 19 UConn men’s basketball team was able to find a way to win without a strong showing on the glass, defeating in-state rival Yale, 80-62, at the XL Center in Hartford, on an afternoon when Shabazz Napier reached a couple of milestones that have even further cemented him among the great players in UConn history. UConn is now 2-0 to start the season following a 78-77 nail-biting win against Maryland at the Barclays Center Friday night. Napier records a tripledouble Napier can do it all. The Huskies’ captain was once again a star for UConn Monday afternoon. The Massachusetts native finished
with 14 points, 11 rebounds recorded one. and 10 assists, recording his The difference between first triple-double since Nov. Napier and the other nine is 20, 2011 against Coppin State that he is the only one to and the 10th occurrence of the record a triple-double and feat in UConn history. stay four years. “Before the game started, I “I told y’all this from day was talking to [assistant coach one,” head coach Kevin Ollie Kevin] Freeman said. “He has great and I said my bigbasketball I.Q. He gest thing is I want was understanding to be an all-around of what I want. He player,” Napier has understanding said. “I want to help of what his playour team rebounders want. And I ing…Luckily I was just keep telling rebounding, I was him to give away doing what I had his gift – perfect Notebook to do. Guys were his gift and give it making shots, makaway.” ing it easier for me.” Napier reached another feat Napier is the first Husky during the game. Napier’s to ever record two triple- third assist was the 461st doubles during his career. of his UConn career, movDonyell Marshall, Doron ing him past Huskies’ legend Sheffer, Caron Butler, Emeka Kemba Walker for 10th on Okafor, Ben Gordon, Marcus the all-time list. Now sitting Williams, Hasheem Thabeet on 468 for his career, Napier and Kemba Walker each will pass A.J. Price for ninth
all-time with one more assist. Amida’s block party Amida Brimah has quickly given UConn something it has not had in a while – a shotblocking machine. The Ghanaian freshman is now averaging five blocks per game after a seven-block performance against Yale. As a team, UConn blocked 13 shots. Adding to Brimah’s seven, Phil Nolan had two, and Niels Giffey, Kentan Facey, DeAndre Daniels and Omar Calhoun each had one. “It’s great to have him back there because you can put so much more pressure on guys, and you feel more comfortable because you’re not worried about getting beat,” Giffey said. “You just want to put the pressure on guys and you know you got people behind you. He’s just a freak of nature when it comes to that because he can jump so quick.”
“Kiah played the best game she’s ever played since she’s been at Connecticut,” head coach Geno Auriemma said. “She was really, really unbelievably good in just about every area, and I hope that’s the beginning of something because that changes our team tremendously. “Stewie got the quick fouls, Morgan got the quick fouls and I don’t really know if we could have won the game without Kiah.” Although the team and Auriemma were both pleased with how Stokes played tonight she brushed it off and said she was just doing her part as a teammate. “Coach was just telling us that there’s no such thing as starters and bench players,” Stokes said. “You have to be ready when your name is called and tonight mine was. Stewie and Morgan got in foul
trouble and when I got in I was just trying to do my part.” Saniya Chong and Bria Hartley also stepped up and helped the Huskies as they both scored a combined total of 17 points in the first half to gain a comfortable lead against the Cardinal. Stanford’s top player Chiney Ogwumike was held to only 16 points in the game, following closely behind Amber Orange’s teamleading 22 points. “When Bria is playing like that, she’s one of the best players in the country,” Auriemma said. “She lost a little bit of that last year and all throughout practice she’s been preparing for today and next week. Her and Stephanie are the two hardest workers in practice every single minute of everyday, and today it showed.”
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UConn All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis went down with an apparent elbow injury in Monday night’s game against the visiting No. 3 Stanford Cardinal.
Unfortunately for the Huskies, the 13 blocks were overshadowed by the fact that UConn lost the rebounding battle 43-31, which led to a 21-1 advantage for Yale in second-chance points. UConn, which finished 243rd in rebounding last season, had a 36-33 advantage over Maryland in the opener, but the poor showing on the boards Monday night left Kevin Ollie disappointed and embarrassed. “That’s the one thing I’m coming in here dejected about,” Ollie said. “Our rebounding effort is pride. We didn’t have pride to put that jersey on tonight, and I have to go back to the drawing board as a coach and find out the guys that’s going to rebound, that’s going to get the ball.”
Huskies take down Cardinal, lose Mosqueda-Lewis By Erica Brancato Staff Writer
The No. 1 UConn women’s basketball team played one of the biggest games of the season as they took on No. 3 Stanford. The game meant actual competition for the Huskies and a close and exciting rematch after a huge win over the Cardinal last season. With 19 total fouls, the Huskies looked shaky in the first half but recovered looked better as the game progressed. UConn defeated Stanford 76-57 and advanced to 3-1 against Stanford in the past four years. With Breanna Stewart on the bench for the majority of the first half due to two fouls early in the game, Kiah Stokes stepped up her game and stole the spotlight with her third double-double of her career with 10 points and 13 rebounds.