Monday, November 15, 2010
Volume CXVI No. 55
UConn competes in D.O.G. challenge By Brian Zahn Senior Staff Writer
STORYTELLING THROUGH DANCE Troupe of 15 showcases talent and technicality of portraying stories through art. FOCUS/ page 7
UCONN TRIUMPHS OVER STONY BROOK Men’s Basketball wins season opener at home. SPORTS/ page 14 EDITORIAL: NEWSCASTERS HAVE RIGHT TO DONATE TO POLITICIANS Consistency in policy across news stations is fair and needed COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: UH IS 1 OF 2 UNIVERSITIES EYEING ON OBAMA LIBRARY Officials with two universities are interested in building his presidential library. NEWS/ page 2
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UConn students tested their knowledge of the campus, under pressure and physically exhausted, on Saturday afternoon in the Diabolical Outdoor Gauntlet (D.O.G.), the third race of six put on by UConn Recreation planned for this year. Mike D’Alfonso, the coordinator of fitness and wellness for the Department of Fitness and Wellness Services at UConn and the coordinator of the race, explained the rules to the nine teams of two. “There is no race course,” said D’Alfonso. “Everywhere you go, you go on foot.” The teams were handed envelopes each with identical contents, which outlined several places around campus they needed to visit. Race staff were waiting in various locations to administer tasks for the teams to complete. “If you are smart and you know your way around campus, this might take you about four and a half miles,” D’Alfonso told the teams. Immediately after D’Alfonso started the race, the teams scattered in different directions. The locations the teams needed to visit were Horsebarn Hill, where they would carry a bucket filled with water down the hill, South Campus, where teams had to practice a Frisbee toss, and the Mark R. Schenkman Training Center, where teams had to kick a field goal. Teams also had to take pictures in front of the stone book outside the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, the Husky statue, the Rock, the prism in front of Castleman, the Dove Tower and the Planetarium. The D.O.G. was the third of an ongoing “race series” that UConn Recreation hosts
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Taylor Bacon, a 7th-semester math education major, and Missy Dortenzio, a 7th-semester english education major, members of the 2nd place team, Something Epic, show their photos to the Race staff at the Diabological Outdoor Gauntlet challenge.
throughout the fall and spring semesters. The other two races held earlier this semester were 5k Friday and The Great Pie Race. Next semester, the series will continue with three more races. Students earn points in the series by participating in and placing in the races. The race series makes for a good incentive to get involved, according to D’Alfonso. “A lot of them have done our races throughout the semester,” he said about the 18 participants. The first team to finish was
Wild Sets, with captain Brian Ewing, a 3rd-semester English major, and his teammate Eric Moldvay, a 3rd-semester civil engineering major. “It was a good challenge, mentally and physically,” said Moldvay. Wild Sets finished the race in an hour flat. For placing first, Moldvay and Ewing received 20 points, which put Moldvay in the lead for the race series. The next team to finish 17 minutes later was Something Epic, with captain Taylor Bacon, a 7th-semester math education major, and her teammate
Missy Dortenzio, a 7th-semester English education major. Bacon was overjoyed at finishing in second place, and said that she was going to begin to turn her energy to the Adventure Race, held in the spring. The teams were sharing their strategies and which locations they hit in which order, when Temporary Name, a team with captain Ian Schofield, a 3rdsemester political science major, and teammate Jeff Roberge, a 3rd-semester biomedical engineering major, arrived. Most teams who finished first had adopted the strategy
Students walk for domestic and dating violence awareness By Keriana Kachmar Staff Writer Yesterday morning, a group of about 25 students, alumni and community members gathered to participate in a walk to raise awareness of domestic and dating violence. Three UConn seniors organized the event as a community outreach program for their Women and Violence class. Lauren Arnold, a 7th-semester psychology major, was one of the organizers of the event. “We just want people to be more aware and for people to get help when they need it,” Arnold said. The walk started at the statue of Jonathan the Husky and went to Mirror Lake for a debriefing and discussion. The event organizers passed out pamphlets on domestic violence, with information and statistics about the cycle of violence and intimate partner violence. Nicole Paci, a 7th-semester psychology major, was another organizer of the walk. “You might have close friends and relatives who are in domestic violence situations and you may never know. It’s really easy to conceal,” Paci said. “They are isolated and completely rely on their partners and feel they have no place to go. It could take a
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UConn students walked around campus yesterday to raise awareness of domestic and dating violence.
while for someone to be able to leave. You have to be patient.” Although the event was put on to raise awareness, they also collected donations for Interval House, an organization that assists victims of family and intimate partner violence. Some of their services include a 24-hour hotline, an emergency shelter and domestic violence counseling. Julie Cipes, a UConn alumna, came to participate in the walk. “It’s just to stand up for
women’s rights and bring media awareness to the topic. It’s something so many people are silent about,” Cipes said. Luke Walsh, a 5th-semester nutrition major, was brought to the walk by a friend. “My uncle’s sister-in-law was a victim of domestic abuse and he made a play out of it, so it’s always been a big deal in our family,” said Walsh. “It’s important to raise awareness about domestic and dating
violence; people may not even know it’s going on,” said Nicole DeLorenzo, a 7th-semester chemical engineering major. “It’s a nice day. People walked and talked. The walk was pretty long too so people were really able to talk about domestic violence.” One hundred percent of the donations went to Interval House.
of moving in a circular fashion, although the clues sent some teams running back and forth across campus. D’Alfonso said he had planned it this way. D’Alfonso explained his process behind the race as wanting to try something new. “We wanted to come up with a race similar to ‘The Amazing Race,’” he said. Students interested in participating in UConn Recreation’s races must sign up in the UConn Adventure Center the day before a race.
Malloy to receive CT budget from Rell staff
HARTFORD (AP) — Dan Malloy, the governor-elect, is scheduled to get his first glimpse at Connecticut’s budget situation for the next two years. Under state law, the O ff i c e o f P o l i c y a n d Management must present Malloy and his team with a tentative state budget no later than Monday. Timothy Bannon, Malloy’s transition team leader and his gubernatorial chief of staff, is expected to attend the meeting. Rell, who did not seek re-election, calls the twoyear proposal “broad.” She says it will provide the new governor with an overview of the state’s current services budget and how it is affected by the constitutional cap on spending. State laws say the plan must also include spending and revenue estimates. Malloy will be sworn into office on Jan. 5 and will present a two-year budget in February.
What’s on at UConn today... UConn Philanthropy Day 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Fairfield Way Come join the UConn Student Philanthropy Committee to celebrate philanthropy with free food, giveaways and dance preformances.
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Seminar 4 to 5:30 p.m. Edward V. Gant, Room P-121 Frank A. Narducci, Associate NavAir Fellow, will present a lecture on atomic interferometers.
Stuffed & Starved – Raj Patel 7 – 9 p.m. Jorgensen Raj Patel, author, journalist and activist, shares his appetite for why half the world is stuffed and why half is starved.
Jazz Lab Band 8 – 10 p.m. von der Mehden Recital Hall Hear the wonderful music of jazz, brought to you by the UConn School of Fine Arts. -HINA SAMNANI
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Rell asks Congress for unemployment help HARTFORD (AP) — Gov. M. Jodi Rell says she is urging congressional leaders to ease borrowing by state unemployment funds and take other actions to help states cope with high unemployment. Rell said Sunday she has joined others in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders asking Congress to extend interestfree borrowing for State Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds for two years and provide a two-year Federal Unemployment Trust Fund Account tax credit. Rell said a tax credit of 0.5 percent in states with solvent Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds will help create jobs and stimulate economic recovery. The governor also asked congressional leaders to allow states with solvent Unemployment Insurance Trust Funds to broaden the ways they use interest earned on the funds for two years.
Yale considers liberal arts college in Singapore NEW HAVEN (AP) — Yale University says its administrators are reviewing the possibility of opening a liberal arts college at the National University of Singapore. The Singapore educators invited Yale more than a year ago to consider a partnership to create the college, which would open in fall 2013. Officials from both schools signed a nonbinding agreement this fall to give it serious study. Yale says the college would be a small, highly selective school within the NUS, which would grant degrees and bear the cost with Singapore’s government. Yale appointees would hold half the seats on the governing board.
British tourist on honeymoon killed in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African government officials say a British woman was killed in a carjacking while she and her husband of two weeks were honeymooning in Cape Town. Tammy Evans, a spokeswoman for the Western Cape provincial government, says the woman’s body was found in a Cape Town township Sunday morning. Gunmen had forced her husband from their car the night before and driven off with her. Her husband was unhurt. Evans says police are still pursuing the gunmen. Albert Fritz, the region’s minister of community safety, issued a statement appealing to people to come forward with information that could help police. Fritz says, “This could have happened to any of our loved ones and it is important that communities become involved in doing the right thing.”
Nigeria: 1 soldier killed in suspected sect attack MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian soldier has been killed and another wounded in a suspected attack by a radical Muslim sect in northeastern Nigeria. Borno state Police Commissioner Mohammed Abubakar on Sunday said the attack on the soldiers came early Saturday morning as the two men ate at a local restaurant. A witness told The Associated Press that the assailants fired a Kalashnikov rifle at the soldiers from a motorbike. Authorities believe it is another attack by members of Boko Haram, a Muslim sect whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the Hausa language. The group’s members have emerged recently from hiding after starting a July 2009 riot, which led to a security crackdown that left 700 people dead. Authorities accuse them of killing local officials in recent weeks.
Thief steals safe, leaves most of cash behind FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a thief removed a safe from a west Fairbanks home but took only a fraction of the cash inside. The safe contained $100,000 but was found in the back yard of the victim’s home with just $20,000 missing. The theft occurred Friday. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the safe measured only about a cubic foot and was relatively lightweight. She says there were no signs that anyone had broken into the house. Troopers have identified a suspect. They have not specified the neighborhood where the safe was taken. Peters says they don’t want to tell potential thieves where there’s a safe with $80,000 in it.
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UH is 1 of 2 universities eyeing an Obama library HONOLULU (AP) — Barack Obama hasn’t even finished the second year of his first term in the White House, but officials with two universities that are interested in building his presidential library are already positioning themselves to win the Hawaii-born president’s favor. The University of Hawaii is well into early preparations — including preliminary searches for potential sites, talks with National Archives officials and deliberations on what if any new academic center might accompany an Obama library and museum. The University of Chicago, located in the city where Obama’s political career began, signaled an interest a year ago but is saying very little now. And Obama is saying even less. Asked to discuss Obama’s views about a presidential library, a White House spokesman simply said, “No comment.” Nonetheless, Hawaii is unabashed in wanting to be ready when the time comes to bid. “This is something that presidents typically think about toward the end of their presidency, and Obama hopefully is still toward the beginning of his presidency,” said Robert Perkinson, an American Studies professor who is helping lead UH’s effort. “So it’s not surprising that (Obama) doesn’t want to think about it. But those of us who are interested in bidding, we have to think about it a lot earlier than he does,” Perkinson said. There currently are 13 presidential libraries, spanning from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush. The groundbreaking for Bush’s facility at Southern Methodist University in Dallas is scheduled for Tuesday. Presidents aren’t required to establish libraries to house their records. But if they do, there are several rules on how that’s accomplished. For one, presidential libraries have to be privately financed — typically by a nonprofit foundation. Once built, they are turned over to the National Archives. Some libraries have received financial aid from state and local governments.
In this 2008 file photo, students cheer on stage at a Barack Obama rally at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, in Honolulu. President Obama hasn’t even finished the second year of his first term in the White House, but officials with two universities that are interested in building his presidential library are already positioning themselves to win the Hawaii-born president’s favor. The University of Hawaii is well into early preparations including preliminary searches for potential sites, talks with National Archives officials and deliberations on what if any new academic center might accompany an Obama library and museum. The University of Chicago, located in the city where Obama’s political career began, signaled an interest a year ago but is saying very little now.
A law that took effect with Bush’s library also requires the foundations to establish an endowment to help with operating expenses. The hosting institution may develop educational and cultural programs to be conducted at the library. It also can build an accompanying academic center akin to the John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Lyndon Johnson schools that were created in conjunction with their respective presidential libraries. Curt Smith, a senior lecturer at the University of Rochester who wrote a book on presidential libraries, said presidents typically want an academic component attached. An Obama presidential library and museum would be a unique resource for UH students, scholars and tourists, said Reed Dasenbrock, vice chancellor for academic affairs at UH Manoa. It also would be an economic driver, he said, citing the $1.5 billion in activity and 300,000 annual visitors that ex-President Bill Clinton’s library has brought to Little Rock, Ark., since 2005. “If I’ve been to Honolulu
many times, why will I come back the 8th or 9th time? We do believe that (an Obama library) would be an additional attraction here that would bring repeat visitors as well as many first-time visitors,” Dasenbrock added. Also in UH’s favor is the fact that Obama’s parents and sister are graduates, although the president himself graduated from Columbia and received his law degree from Harvard. Perkinson said Clinton’s library was built in a warehouse district that has since revitalized, and offers not only research opportunities but cultural programs as well. “It’s a very beloved institution, as far as we can tell, within Little Rock, as I think it would be in Honolulu,” he said. Perkinson, Dasenbrock and other UH officials in September visited the Clinton library after talks with Archives administrators in Washington. It’s unclear whether the University of Chicago has taken similar steps. Its president, Robert Zimmer, told Bloomberg last year he was studying the benefits of having a presidential library on campus.
But last week, spokesman Jeremy Manier would say only that the university was fortunate to have once had Obama on its law school faculty and Michelle Obama in several senior administrative roles. “It is premature to discuss a presidential library,” Manier added. A bid from the University of Chicago would be a potent rival to UH, Smith said. “I would think just as a layman that the University of Chicago might be very attractive. It’s home for Obama. It’s urban,” said Smith. As for Obama’s interest in a library, it’s not unexpected the White House would say almost nothing, said Smith, a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush. To do otherwise, he said, would be seen as presumptuous. But like previous presidents, Obama has the luxury of waiting for proposals to roll in from rival suitors, he said. “Cutthroat might be too strong a word but certainly competitive is not.”
FBI: Man once thought dead arrested in kidnapping JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man who was declared legally dead 16 years ago in Mississippi was arrested Sunday in the kidnapping of a slain Las Vegas girl whose body was found in the woods of central Louisiana, the FBI said. FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne said Thomas Steven Sanders was arrested early Sunday at a truck stop in Gulfport, Miss. The arrest capped a massive manhunt in a bizarre case that stretched across the country. Court documents obtained by The Associated Press show Sanders abandoned his family in
1987 and was declared dead by a Mississippi court 1994. He lived unnoticed for years despite being arrested several times. Sanders, 53, was wanted in the kidnapping 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose skeleton was found by hunters early last month. Her 31-year-old mother, Suellen Roberts, is missing. Officials say she is not a suspect in her daughter’s death — and they hope she has not met with foul play. Thorne said Sanders was alone when he was arrested at the Flying J Truck Stop by FBI agents and Harrison County sheriff’s deputies. She would not release other
details about his arrest. Despite being declared dead, Sanders had been able to move about the country easily. Investigators know he lived in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia and Nevada. He worked as a laborer, a welder and a scrap metal collector. According to records obtained by the AP, his arrests included possession of drug paraphernalia and a number of traffic and motor vehicle incidents, all in Tennessee. He was sentenced to two years in Georgia for simple battery. State and federal authorities have said some of the charges involved minors, but they
refused to elaborate. In Nevada, Sanders met Suellen Roberts and her daughter Lexis a few months ago, the slain girl’s grandmother told investigators. The trio was in Williams and Flagstaff Ariz., and the Grand Canyon National Park over the Labor Day weekend, authorities said. Hunters found Lexis’ remains in Catahoula Parish Oct. 8. There was evidence she had been shot. Officials said security cameras showed Sanders buying ammunition on Sept. 3 at a Walmart in Las Vegas. The bullets he bought were consistent with the weapon used to kill Lexis, police said.
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Muslims take new train between Saudi holy sites MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has unveiled an elevated light-rail that will shuttle some Muslims beginning the hajj Sunday between Islam’s holy sites, part of plans to turn the ancient city of Mecca into a modern metropolis and ease crowding during the annual pilgrimage. The four-day Islamic pilgrimage draws around 2.5 million worshippers each year, and the large numbers present authorities with a challenge in preventing stampedes, fires in pilgrim encampments and the spread of disease. Dubbed the Mecca Metro, the new 11-mile (18-kilometer) light-railway is to begin shuttling pilgrims between holy sites Monday, although it’s reserved for Saudis and citizens of other Gulf nations until it becomes fully operational next year. The train is just part of a bold plan to transform Mecca into a modern, high-tech city and increase the number of pilgrims it can host annually from the current 10 million to around 50 million by 2020. “We are trying to make Mecca the first city in the world that realizes the desires of its residents and visitors throughout the year by using the best urban planning, the smartest technology to ensure the trip of the pilgrim is safe, easy, and enjoyable,” Mecca mayor Ossama alBar told The Associated Press. He said the 10-year plan devised last year also envisions new roads, an improved health care and labs to keep track of viruses green initiatives and a new broadband communica-
tion network to enable pilgrims to stay connected. Religious entertainment, including cultural events to explain the history of Islam and Mecca, is also in the works. Another step was taken Sunday, when officials signed a $7 billion deal to develop the nearest airport in the city of Jiddah, boosting its capacity to 30 million travelers a year. “It is a huge project. But it started and we hope God willing it will be finished within the designed period,” al-Bar said in his makeshift office in the heart of a tent city accommodating thousands of pilgrims at Mina. The first phase of the Mecca Metro project will transport pilgrims between Mina, Mount Arafat and Muzdalifa — three stops during the pilgrims’ journey that trace the steps of the Prophet Muhammad and Abraham. Muslims believe Abraham built the ancient structure in Mecca’s Grand Mosque known as the Kaaba. The lime green cars zoom along an elevated rail, passing over the permanent white tents where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims spend the night on the way to the major sites. There are 12 trains now, each with a capacity of 3,000 people, said train operator Ahmed Hosny. It will begin a limited service Monday, operating at around 33 percent of its expected capacity. The $2 billion train, which does not stop at holy sites in Mecca itself, was constructed by a Chinese company. During the tests Sunday, a recorded message in Arabic and English warned passen-
gers to “mind the gap,” borrowing the much-loved phrase from London’s metro, known as The Tube. Officials say next year it will be at full capacity, serving around 500,000 pilgrims and disposing of thousands of buses that shuttle the pilgrims between rituals and crowd the streets and pollute the air. During the hajj, pilgrims seek forgiveness for their sins and meditate on their faith, while tracing the steps of the Prophet Muhammad and also Abraham, who Muslims believe built the ancient structure in Mecca’s Grand Mosque known as the Kaaba. Over several days, the pilgrims will circle the Kabaa, re-enact the desperate search by Abraham’s wife for water for her son Ishmael, and perform the symbolic act of stoning the devil. Saudi Arabia has for years carried out development and construction projects to expand and improve the spaces used by the millions of pilgrims from around the world who are performing the hajj — one of Islam’s main pillars required of every able-bodied Muslim once in their lifetime. Nearly 3 million pilgrims had already arrived before the weekend, and Saudi officials say they expect a nearly 20 percent increase in the numbers this year compared to last year. In terms of crowd control, the most dangerous ritual takes place in Mina. There pilgrims carry out a symbolic stoning of the devil, pelting three walls representing Satan with pebbles.
A Mecca Metro train arrives at a station during a testing period in Mina ahead of the Hajj main ritual at Mount Arafat outside Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday. Muslims beginning the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have a new way to avoid the crowds: an elevated light-rail that will whisk them between holy sites. The first phase of the train project, called the Mecca Metro, will transport pilgrims between Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifa. The three stops on the pilgrims’ journey trace the steps of the Prophet Muhammad and Abraham. Officials hope the 11-mile (18-kilometer) train will alleviate crowding.
In 2006, more than 360 pilgrims were killed in a stampede. Since then, Saudi authorities have expanded the giant ramp around the walls to five stories, spreading out the masses over different levels to prevent jams. The developments in Mecca also aim to replace slum areas with new hotels and residential suites to serve rich and poor pilgrims throughout the year, the
mayor al-Bar said. Even during hajj, construction was under way to expand the Grand Mosque in Mecca, and cranes loomed over the heads of the pilgrims as they encircled the Kaaba. Nearly 1,500 buildings to the north of the mosque have been knocked down to make way for the expansion. A seven-tower commercial and hotel complex
built in the past few years offers pilgrims glitzy shopping and pricey rooms with a view overlooking the shrine and mosque. Many worry the development around the holy shrines are stripping Mecca of its heritage and spirituality. But al-Bar maintains there is no harm in new buildings so long as they don’t violate Islamic belief.
Indian leaders gather in NM to address challenges
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — American Indians have won some key victories on Capitol Hill this year and should capitalize on them to start solving some of the problems that have plagued tribal communities for decades, said the leader of the oldest and largest Indian organization in the nation. Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians, said tribal leaders should keep the momentum going following success such as the Tribal Law and Order Act, recently signed into law by President Barack Obama, and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, reauthorized as part of the larger health care reform passed by Congress. He also cited a $680 million settlement the government
has offered to American Indians who were denied farm loans to settle a 1999 lawsuit. “We have to realize we have an opportunity to really make a difference in Indian Country right now,” said Keel, who also serves as the lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. Keel and other leaders from throughout Indian Country are gathering in Albuquerque this week for the organization’s annual conference. They will be focused on raising awareness among Congress’ new members of the challenges faced by tribal communities. “I hope we can sit down and develop a strategy that will enable us to not only talk about those issues but carry them forward, to visit with our congressmen and our local law
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not partisan,” he said. “The issues that face us are Indian issues, and they affect our tribal governments and our tribal communities so we have to work with Congress. We have friends on both sides of the aisle, friends that are Republican as well as Democrat.” Politics and financial hurdles aside, Keel said American Indians are resilient. “I’ve said it before, and I truly believe this, that our people are suffering but their spirit is not broken. They are a very proud people,” Keel said. “It’s very humbling for me to go and talk to some of these people who are expecting their tribal and national leaders to help them find a way to overcome some of these problems. It’s up to us to do the very best that we can to make a difference.”
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Newscasters have right to donate to politicians
eith Olbermann, host of the MSNBC news commentary program “Countdown,” was suspended without pay on Friday, Nov. 5. The cause: Olbermann had contributed the maximum allowable campaign contributions of $2,400 each to Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and Senate candidate Jack Conway of Kentucky, all of whom are Democrats. The fact that Olbermann returned to the air four days later on Tuesday, after massive fan outcry, is beside the point. The main issue is the lack of uniformity in operating standards among news networks. Fox News host Sean Hannity had contributed thousands to two Republican Congressional candidates this year, yet this went comparatively unchallenged, and he was never suspended from hosting his show. In fact, the parent company of Fox News, the News Corporation, contributed over $1.25 million to Republican candidates in 2010 alone. As private citizens, Olbermann and Hannity have the right to contribute to whichever candidates they choose. As Olbermann himself stated, “I did not privately or publicly encourage anyone else to donate to these campaigns, nor to any others in this election or any previous ones, nor have I previously donated to any political campaign at any level.” News networks should not punish their own pundits for making political contributions in monetary form when they allow the same pundits to make political contributions verbally in opinion form. Olbermann’s show, which clearly leans toward a politically liberal perspective, reaches an estimated audience of 1.1 million people a night. It is okay for him to tell over one million people on the air which candidates he supports, but it is not okay for him to privately and anonymously contribute a (relatively small) campaign contribution to the same candidates? Some may say that specific rules and regulations should be placed that make clear what is allowed for such media figures. Proponents point out that it is unfair that one political pundit is suspended from his show, while another has absolutely no consequence whatsoever for the exact same action. However, such blanket regulation would take away the autonomy of the individual news outlets to make their own journalistic decisions. The Daily Campus, for example, reserves the right to make decisions that other newspapers may choose not to agree with. Political pundits, just like the rest of us, are individuals with American citizenships and the right to contribute to whomever they please. The government cannot restrict that right. Consequently, it remains up to the news outlets, as private enterprises, to determine what rules to set in place for their own employees. The Daily Campus editorial is the official opinion of the newspaper and its editorial board. Commentary columns express opinions held solely by the author and do not in any way reflect the official opinion of The Daily Campus.
I couldn’t find any parking spaces in Hilltop, so I parked in Rhode Island. You realize your weekend sucks when even the InstantDaily isn’t on and you just added the lib to your buddylist. To the incredibly drunk girl who peeled the “Legends of the Hidden Temple” shirt off my back and then ran away – I’m not mad, but please give it back. I can’t solve the Shrine of the Silver Monkey without it. I’m glad they make Haagen-daz difficult to spell, it conceals what a fat mess I am in my drunken texts. If I saw Einstein himself walking through campus wearing a backpack on his chest instead of his back I would think, “What a complete f***ing idiot!”...Imagine what I think when you do it. Maya Moore told me she liked my face paint. My life is complete. Everyone who reads my statuses think that I have a friend named Whitney. In reality, it’s just me in the dining hall. You know SquirrelMail is out of date when they are using it on their iBook while checking “the face book” in “The Social Network.” My French exam and I are in a bad romance. I want its love and it wants its revenge.
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Consent is needed before each intimate act
he Canadian Supreme Court is currently deciding whether or not a man, identified as J.A., committed sexual assault by sodomizing his partner with a dildo without prior consent after she had passed out from being willingly choked by him. J.A. was originally convicted of assault by a lower court, but an appeals court overturned this by saying she had provided “advance” consent to sex while unconscious, which is a dangerous argument that, if upheld, has the potential to seriously undermine the importance of consent. Indeed, the decision that the By Cindy Luo court comes to Associate Commentary Editor has the potential to either affirm a person’s right to give and take away consent, or to create more justification for rape. Although there are issues with the complainant’s testimony, the main problem comes down to the burden. Upholding J.A.’s appeal would indicate that the burden should be placed on the victims to prove that they said no, as opposed to having the perpetrators prove that the victims could say yes. Hopefully, it will decide the former. Logically, asphyxiation and anal penetration are clearly unrelated, and thus it is definitively likely that she could have consented to one act, but not the other. But because the woman consented to an act that’s seen as kinky or outside the norm,
this has created the mindset that she consented to other acts that are also seen as kinky or outside the norm. The woman consented to asphyxiation, but that doesn’t mean she necessarily wanted any sexual activity while she was unconscious. Clearly, if she had given her partner explicit consent, she would not have brought him to court. He took advantage of her unconscious state. It’s no different than if she had passed out due to any other activity besides consensual asphyxiation and he had chosen to assault her then. Asphyxiation doesn’t imply any other activity, just like kissing or touching doesn’t imply sex.
“Conset requires respect, and respect requires listening.” “Advance” consent could be used as precedent to justify spousal rape or rape of an intoxicated person. As a matter of fact, similar arguments already exist and don’t need any more excuses. Arguments are made that marriage means a willingness to engage in whatever activities one partner proposes by virtue of being married. Arguments are also made to justify the sexual assault of intoxicated people, saying that if both people are drunk then their lack of consent nullifies each other, or that someone consented beforehand and the “no” is just a game. Legitimizing “advance” consent as a blanket statement is an open invitation to
create more abuse and assault. It’s not like giving consent to be operated on because that’s a situation in which the person knows what will happen to his or her body and that there will be accountability if something goes wrong. But by saying that a woman who consents to an activity prior to being unable to consent is also asking for whatever happens to her afterwards takes away her autonomy and doesn’t provide her an opportunity to hold someone else accountable. Consent is flexible and comes in many different forms. It doesn’t always have to be spoken, which sometimes causes its importance to be belittled. Because of its fluid nature, it’s difficult to pin down. For instance, I believe that it’s possible to consent to being woken up with sexual activity by a partner, but this consent isn’t carte blanche. It can be withdrawn or modified at any point. Additionally, it may be consent to one activity, but not necessarily another. Consent is not permanent, especially when the person is in a state where she is unable to provide consent for that point in time. In this instance, it’s better to err on the side of caution. Consent requires respect, and respect requires listening. Unless you’re in a position where consent has been explicitly given, verbally or nonverbally, don’t assume that consent to one activity ahead of time implies consent to another.
Associate Commentary Editor Cindy Luo is a 5thsemester linguistics/philosophy and classics and ancient Mediterranean studies double major. She can be reached at Shuyang.Luo@UConn.edu.
For clarity and truth, think before you speak
very day, I hear the same trend in conversations. They are cluttered with unsupported “likes” and “totallys.” Our culture has lost the art of conversation. Everything is small talk: no one truly sticks up for what he or she believes anymore. If you are passionate about a belief, you are written off as some antisocial lunatic and are ignored. The only By Deepti Boddapati mode of Staff Columnist c o n v e rsation is the safest, most unchallenging kind, instead of making conversation which makes people uncomfortable, or makes them think. Many writers and speakers have noted the weak language we have been cultured to use. Filled with uncertain and unnecessary phrases, the average teenager’s speech is very unpersuasive. Despite our past English teachers’ militant stances against the word “like,” we still use it very often. Taylor Mali, slam poet and teacher, notes this in two of his poems. In one, “Like Lilly, Like Willson,” she speaks of banning his students from using ‘like’ in his classroom. One in particular, “like Lilly,” has the most trouble adjusting.
Finally, Lilly notes, ‘Mr. Mali, this is so hard. Now I have to think about what I say.’ Perhaps that is the problem; perhaps we have all lost the ability to think before we speak. Most never think to identify their own beliefs, and the only politically correct action is to not question any beliefs at all. Usually, even the most illogical statements are accepted without any question. For example, President Obama recently has lost support because many people believe that he is Muslim. Although there is no insult in being Muslim, our President is not, and has never been, Muslim. The belief that he is Muslim is unsupported and untrue. Those who do passionately support a belief are lumped into stereotypes and are not taken seriously. For example, if one is passionate about science, he or she is a “nerd.” If one is passionate about religion, he or she is a “Bible freak.” If a “nerd” were to expound upon something scientific, even if it were interesting, most people would shut off their minds and dismiss him. Words have lost the power to move and change us, because we refuse to let them. Mostly, our culture is one that supports not thinking. Most voters know nothing
about the platforms they support. They vote only for the name, like wearing a brand name T-shirt. This is a situation that can’t exist for long. The more we let our conversations slip into nonmeaning, the less equipped we are to receive the information we need to make informed decisions. Of course, being open to new thoughts and beliefs can be unsettling.
“The more we let our conversations slip into nonmeaning, the less equipped we are to receive the information we need to make decisions.” Socrates is a good example of this. He would walk around Greece conversing with people with the Socratic Method, in which he would endlessly question people. Most people would be unsettled by this because after enough questioning, most beliefs are revealed to be illogical. Not only that, but thinking about a belief is also difficult,
and most people are filled with beliefs that are incongruous. Although this feeling is very uncomfortable, it should be embraced. Conversations should continue to change people. And we must realize there won’t ever be a complete ceertaintyty in any beliefs we have. In short, many of us have lost the ability to skillfully and meaningfully converse. Though we talk more than ever before, our conversations have turned into watered down small talk. Our language has weakened with the inclusion of many unneeded words, all aimed to downplay our conviction. Our conviction has been put on the chopping block to make way for “coolness,” and most people never think to question their beliefs for long. But this is a situation we can remedy, starting with our language. If we all think before we speak, and speak with conviction, we will make the first important steps toward becoming an informed populace. And an informed populace is the only kind that can properly run this democracy.
Staff Columnist Deepti Boddapati is a 1stsemester mechanical engineering major. She can be reached at DeeBoddapati13@ gmail.com.
“FORMER FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH USED TO BE A LIBRARIAN. COINCIDENTALLY, SHE’S THE ONLY THING GEORGE W. BUSH EVER CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY.” – DAVID LETTERMAN
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I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
capacity 36 Afterworld communication meeting 37 Get all worked up 38 Letterman rival 39 Horse that isn’t two yet 40 Golfer’s gadget 44 Alpaca cousins 45 Tex-Mex serving 46 Makes reparations (for) 47 Lower in rank 50 Wyoming neighbor 52 __ of lamb 53 Value system 55 “Woe is me!” 56 “__, Interrupted” 57 Bank takeaway 58 You might be on one if you do the starts of 20-, 37- and 54-Across 59 Bustle
Super Glitch by John Lawson
2 Fix potholes in 3 Volleyball smashes 4 Wild West movie 5 One of two equal portions 6 From the beginning 7 Maps within maps 8 Talk radio host O’Donnell 9 PC support pro 10 Summer itch cause 11 Stately tree 12 Psychic’s claim 14 Some summer babies, astrologically 21 Deceptive moves 22 Collect 26 Regarding 27 Unable to hear 30 “Of course I knew that!” 31 “SNL” alum Cheri 33 Food, on a diner sign 34 Computer insert 35 Common pickup
JELLY! by Elise Domyan
Across 1 Estimator’s words 5 It’s cut and styled 9 “Of __ I Sing” 13 Kathmandu’s country 15 Part of A.D. 16 Sniggler’s prey 17 Maliciousness 18 Not so much 19 Bivouac 20 Lose a few pounds 23 Opposed (to) 24 Pekoe, e.g. 25 “Far out!” 28 Legal thing 29 They’re exchanged at the altar 32 Make fun of 34 Sweet snack with coffee 36 Northern California peak 37 Act defiantly toward 41 __ Pieces: candy brand 42 Brings up 43 Make into law 44 Bank claim 45 Fashion that doesn’t last 48 Canadian A.L. team, on scoreboards 49 Crude in a tanker 51 Invent 54 Find ideal employment 58 Monopoly square with bars 60 Yves’s girlfriend 61 Country with a wall 62 Poet __ St. Vincent Millay 63 Heavenly music maker 64 Kids’ flying toys 65 Clothes 66 Norway’s capital 67 Open-and-shut __
Happy Dance by Sarah Parsons
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Poop by Michael Badulak
Aries - You may feel that you’ve been around this bush already this month. Maybe you have. Now you understand the problem in a big way. You choose a new direction. Taurus - Group energy is essential today. Everyone’s feelings could get in the way, if you don’t pay attention. Manage social interactions compassionately.
Cancer - Monday isn’t usually your most glamorous day, but today you find yourself imagining stardom and then grasping it. Let your enthusiasm carry you.
Classic Dissmiss the Cynics by Victor Preato
Gemini - Act independently today. Yet infuse every decision with compassion. Times may be tough for some colleagues. Stand ready to help them out.
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Nothing Extraordinary by Thomas Feldtmose
Leo - Someone dumps their feelings, and you pick up the pieces. Combine compassion with diplomacy. Be sure you understand the problems before undertaking solutions. Virgo - Associates begin on a different track, but, by day’s end, you’re all together with the plan. Apply fresh data to make this happen. Don’t force it, just adjust. Libra - You’re itching to break out of the shell around you. Don’t allow boredom to dictate outrageous actions. Picture the final outcome of your decisions.
Bucephalus by K.X. Ellia
Scorpio - You get more done today working from home. Use the travel time you save to create harmony and to complete artistic family projects. Sagittarius - Surprises at home require adjustment to your social schedule. You won’t miss out on anything, but careful planning becomes essential. This could be fun. Capricorn - You fall in love with a new assignment. It’s different from what you’d expected, but challenges your imagination and allows independent thinking. Enjoy. Aquarius - How to manage time and abundant tasks? Talk over your plan with a key individual, making adjustments where necessary. Delegate and charge into action. Pisces - If you want to get it all done today, work smartly and avoid side conversations. Others are willing to chat, but you need to focus. Catch up later.
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Why The Long Face by Jackson Lautier
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Driver in fatal CT crash sues victim’s parents
HARTFORD (AP) — A driver who’s serving a manslaughter sentence for striking and killing a 14-year-old boy is suing the victim’s parents, blaming them for their son’s death because they allowed him to ride his bike in the street without a helmet. Matthew Kenney’s parents, Stephen and Joanne, sued 48-year-old driver David Weaving shortly after he was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison, accusing him in Waterbury Superior Court of negligence and seeking more than $15,000 in damages. Weaving, who has a history of drunken driving convictions, responded months later with a handwritten countersuit accusing the Kenneys of “contributory negligence.” He’s also seeking more than $15,000 in damages, saying he’s endured “great mental and emotional pain and suffering,” wrongful conviction and imprisonment, and the loss of his “capacity to carry on in life’s activities.” “It drags the pain on,” said Joanne Kenney, a stay-at-home mom with two other children, ages 2 and 13. “It’s a constant reminder. Enough is enough. Can you just leave us alone and serve your time?” Prisoners nationwide file tens of thousands of court actions a year on allegations ranging from wrongful convictions to poor jail conditions to civil rights violations, according to federal judiciary data. But lawyers and victim advocates say it’s not often that convicted criminals sue victims and their families. Prosecutors say Weaving was recklessly passing another car at about 83 mph in a 45-mph zone when his car hit Matthew Kenney on Route 69 in the Waterbury suburb of Prospect on April 27, 2007. A jury convicted him in December 2008 of manslaughter and other crimes. Weaving has five drunken driving arrests since the late
1990s on his record, four of which resulted in convictions. He was not charged with drunken driving in the Kenney case. The Kenneys say Weaving’s license should have been permanently revoked in 1999 under state law because of the multiple convictions. They’re seeking permission from the state claims commissioner to sue the Department of Motor Vehicles and its commissioner, Robert Ward. The department has acknowledged it made a mistake in not revoking Weaving’s license and said it has taken steps to prevent similar problems. Matthew, a well-liked seventh-grader who played several sports, suffered severe head and internal injuries, broken bones and lacerations. He was declared brain dead the next day. Weaving insists he was driving the speed limit and wasn’t acting recklessly when he passed another car in a legal passing zone and Matthew suddenly appeared in the road around dusk in wet, foggy conditions. He alleges Matthew and some friends were jumping their bikes off a ramp at the end of a friend’s driveway and landing in the middle of the two-lane road. In his lawsuit, Weaving wrote that had the Kenneys “complied with the responsibilities of a parent and guardian and the laws of this state and not allowed their son to ride his bicycle without a helmet and to play out in the middle of Rt. 69 ... this incident and Matthew’s death would not have happened.” Joanne Kenney, 42, calls Weaving’s claims “unbelievable.” While she and her husband are paying an undisclosed amount of attorney’s fees, Weaving is filing his claims for free because he’s considered indigent; a judge has waived $500 in fees so far. “I just think it’s crazy that
This 2007 photo released by Joanne Kenney shows her late son Matthew Kenney five months before he was struck and killed while riding a bicycle. Motorist David Weaving, who was convicted of reckless driving in the accident, has filed a lawsuit against the parents, saying they were negligent in allowing their son to ride his bike on the roadway without a helmet.
they have the ability to do this behind bars,” she said. “I think inmates have too many rights. They’re the ones who committed the crimes, not us. And we’re the ones who suffer more.” The federal government and several states, not including Connecticut, have laws and regulations requiring inmates to pay lawsuit fees as part of efforts to deter frivolous and malicious lawsuits. Perpetrators don’t often sue victims, said Jeff Dion, director of the nonprofit National Crime Victim Bar Association. Its database shows about 485 cases of perpetrators suing victims out of more than 12,000 civil cases dating to the 1980s, he said. Perpetrators who sue often do
so in an attempt to get victims and their families to give up on their lawsuits, Dion said. They generally lose their cases. “It can be very distressing to victims’ families and make them say, ‘I can’t deal with this,’” Dion said. “Justice can bring a sense of accountability and healing, but sometimes it’s not a very pleasant experience.” He noted the case of “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh, whose 6-year-old son, Adam, was kidnapped from a department store at a Florida mall and killed in 1981. Walsh wrote in his book “Tears of Rage” that he and his family dropped a lawsuit against the store and the mall after being put through difficult depositions and facing questions
about their own actions by the defendants’ lawyers. “So, in the end, they broke us. We folded,” Walsh wrote. Attorney Andrew Cates calls Weaving’s countersuit a part of the legal process. Cates is representing Weaving in appeals aimed at overturning his convictions — which were recently upheld by the state Appellate Court — but is not involved with the lawsuit involving the Kenneys. “I can see their side of it. I’m a parent,” Cates said. “But I can also see the other side of it. If you’re driving down the street and your car makes contact with a pedestrian and you think it’s the pedestrian’s fault, you have to raise the issue.” State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal — just
elected as the state’s next U.S. senator — and State Victim Advocate Michelle Cruz say they’re appalled at Weaving’s countersuit. “Blaming the victim is just offensive,” Cruz said. “It takes obviously a very unique individual to go after the family of a deceased child. I would say it’s an unsound lawsuit.” Matthew was a popular student at Long River Middle School, a few miles from the accident site. A memorial Facebook page in his honor has more than 600 members. “He was a loving kid,” Joanne Kenney told the AP. “He was a caring kid. He was a helping kid. He was a honors student. He played sports. He was full of life. He had so much to give.”
Ranks of millionaire college presidents grow The club of private college and university presidents earning seven figures is getting less exclusive. Thirty presidents received more than $1 million in pay and benefits in 2008, according to an analysis of federal tax forms by The Chronicle of Higher Education. More than 1 in 5 chief executives at the 448 institutions surveyed topped $600,000. Most of the pay packages were negotiated before the full force of the recession. But even if the numbers dip slightly in next year’s survey, executive pay is expected to keep climbing over the long term as colleges compete for top talent. And schools are rewarding executives while raising tuition, exposing themselves to criticism. At large research universities, the median pay was $760,774; it was $387,923 at liberal arts colleges and $352,257 at undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities. The highest paid executive in the Chronicle survey was Bernard Lander, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and sociologist who founded Touro College in New York in 1970. He died in February at 94. Lander received a compensation package of nearly $4.8 million. In a statement, the college said $4.2 million of that was retroactive pay and benefits awarded after an outside consultant determined Lander had been “severely underpaid.” Several deals reported the Chronicle survey, which covers the most recent available data, included deferred compensation or other unusual circumstances. Comparisons to past years aren’t possible because of changes in how data is reported to the Internal Revenue Service. Colleges were asked to report salaries
by calendar year instead of fiscal year as in the past, so most dollar amounts overlap with what was reported the previous year. Another change: Perks including first-class air travel, country club dues and housing are now included in reported pay. In 2007-2008, 23 presidents received more than $1 million. As recently as 2004, no college president had broken the seven-figure threshold. While some presidents on the latest list lead ultraselective schools such as Columbia, Yale and Penn, executives from schools such as the University of Tulsa and Chapman University in Orange, Calif., are on it, too. Not all the most elite schools are represented, either. The presidents of Harvard, Princeton and Johns Hopkins all were paid in the $800,000s. “Value is in the eyes of the beholder,” said Jeffrey Selingo, editor of the Chronicle. “Some boards think these presidents, even at small institutions, are worth it. On the flip side, the prestige of serving at other institutions is enough of a paycheck for some.” Still, numbers in the tax forms don’t always tell the whole story. Chapman University President James Doti’s $1.25 million compensation includes two “golden handcuff” deferred compensation deals worth almost $665,000, spokeswoman Mary Platt said. She said the board did not want to lose Doti, who since taking the job in 1991 has raised the school’s profile and overseen expansive building projects. He and other college presidents have donated a portion of the earnings back to the college. Doti gave a $1 million gift for an endowed
chair in economics. David Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, said in a statement that salaries reflect supply and demand, and that presidents’ jobs have become more demanding. Presidential salaries make up a very small percentage of campus budgets and have virtually no impact on tuition increases, Warren said. Still, public confidence in higher education erodes when tuition and presidential pay are both rising, said Patrick Callan, president of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. “People see higher education as another institution that takes care of the people at the top first,” he said. According to the College Board, average tuition and fees at private colleges and universities have risen almost 35 percent in the past decade, to $27,290. Many students, though, pay much less because of grants and tax benefits. The average net price at private schools was $11,320 this fall, less than what students paid on average a decade ago. Public college presidents generally earn less than their private counterparts. Only one public university president topped $1 million in 2008-09 — Ohio State University president Gordon Gee brought in $1.5 million. Then there are for-profit colleges, which are under fire for their heavy reliance on federal student aid money and high student loan default rates. Strayer Education Inc. paid chairman and CEO Robert Silberman $41.9 million last year, according to a Bloomberg report last week.
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Storytelling through dance Holiday gatherings By Joe Pentecost Campus Correspondent
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Cedar Lake performs at the Jorgensen Center of the Performing Arts. Critics have deemed the troupe’s performance an “electrifying approach to the grace of movement.”
Troupe of fifteen showcases talent and technicality of portraying stories through art By Ariel Brand Campus Correspondent Dance speaks a language of its own, where movement mirrors the fierceness of words. At the Jorgensen Center of the Performing Arts Friday evening, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet told moving vignettes that displayed the intimacy and complexity of dance. Recognized for merging music, movement and multimedia, Cedar Lake has leapt to the forefront of the dance world as critics acclaim its daring and
electrifying approach to the grace of movement. The New York Times hails it as “dancing that pulls viewers right out of their seats.” Founded in 2003 by WalMart heiress Nancy Laurie, this incredibly gifted troupe of 15 international dancers performs new commissioned works by many of the world’s most inventive and progressive choreographers, fusing classical ballet with an edgy flair. Under the artistic direction of former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre member Benoit-Swan Pouffer,
the company offers an intriguing and extensive repertoire, including pieces by Didy Veldman, Stijn Celis, Crystal Pite, Luca Veggetti, Hofesh Shechter and Angelin Preljocaj, truly rendering it an international operation. The program consisted of “Sunday Again,” “Unit in Reaction” and “Hubbub” with two interludes. A question and answer session followed the performance. According to Norwegian choreographer Joe Strømgren, “Leisure time is not good for certain types of relationships.”
Tinted with humor and exuberance, his piece, “Sunday Again,” utilizes badminton as a metaphor to investigate “gender frictions” and explore the jousting of couples on a tense Sunday, interlacing “abstract movement patterns” with music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Matthew Lacozza, a 1st-semester design and technical theater major, described the dancers’ movements as “beautifully chaotic” and enjoyed the changes from “violence” to “serenity.” Italian choreographer Jacopo Godani imbued his piece, “Unit
Reaction,” with “geometric architecture” in his exploration of the “sensory overload” in our world of mass communication. With aggression pulsating throughout the work, a cast of six dancers moved with utter abandon, drawing attention to their impeccable technicality and to the sheer physicality of dance. The blend of heartbeatlike music by Ulrich Muller and Siegfried Rossert of 48Nord and the dimly lit stage created a moody and intense atmosphere. Hartt School graduate David
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Ludacris sings it his way at UConn
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Ludacris performs onstage with fellow rapper Currence Saturday Night at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.
By Brian Zahn Senior Staff Writer Nary a person remained unmoved when rapper Ludacris performed for UConn students on Saturday night at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. The event began at 8 p.m. Rudy Currence, a recent signee to Ludacris’ label, Disturbing Tha Peace, opened for the rapper. Currence performed a halfhour set at a keyboard, backed by a drummer. “Y’all feeling all right tonight?” Currence asked the crowd, to which he received an affirmative cheer. He immediately began an original song, called “Sweetest
Sacrifice,” which he then used to segue into “Golddigger,” by Kanye West, in which he took the part of Jamie Foxx’s guest vocals. As Currence went into “So Fresh, So Clean” by OutKast and “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley, many in the crowd began to snap their fingers. Currence, after explaining to the audience that he would be performing on “The View” this week, began singing “love songs” to women in the audience, by asking them their names and echoing them in song. “Who here likes rock and roll?” Currence asked the crowd before singing “If It Makes You Happy” by Sheryl Crow. After a minute, Currence stopped playing the song. “I wanna sing it my way,” he
said, before singing the song again, with the addition of runs and falsetto. Currence’s finale was an original, called “Kelly Stole My Car.” One audience member identified herself as Kelly, and Currence began to serenade her with the song. The lights came up for a half-hour intermission before Ludacris’ DJ walked onstage and began playing music to get the crowd excited. Several times he would stop the music, and members of the crowd would begin chanting Ludacris’ name. Soon, the lights dimmed, and the DJ informed the crowd that Ludacris would be entering the stage in two minutes, which had the now unified crowd chanting his name louder.
The noise was interrupted when Ludacris, offstage, said “They ain’t loud enough,” which made the crowd’s chanting devolve into screams. Ludacris came onto the stage performing “Number One Spot.” “It’s been a long ass time,” Ludacris told the crowd, a reference to when Ludacris headlined the Spring Weekend concert in 2004 with Kanye West. “Y’all been waiting a long time, haven’t you?” Ludacris asked the crowd, a question to which he received the answer he was expecting: more cheering. But it was upon asking “Where are the real Ludacris fans?” that he received his most deafening shrieks.
Ludacris then began playing a catalog that brought students from his early career, as early as 2000, to the present. He had the audience taunting one another before he rapped his verses to “Yeah” by Usher and “Glamorous” by Fergie. The students, who were not privy to Ludacris’ setlist beforehand, played into his hands. Once a bra was thrown onto the stage Ludacris adlibbed a segue into his early classics, “Pimpin’ All Over the World” and “What’s Your Fantasy.” He concluded his set with a fake finale of “My Chick Bad” before returning for an encore with “All I Do Is Win.”
As the holiday season approaches and the semester winds down, many students look forward to spending time at home with their friends and family, enjoying a nice meal and catching up on recent happenings. For each of these occasions leading up to the end of the year, it’s crucial to make sure you have the right beer handy to pair with your meal and enhance the experience. With finals quickly approaching, these last few weekends of the semester may not see much partying. But if you find yourself ordering a late-night snack and are searching for a brew to quench your thirst, you may want to remember one of the following pairings. If you’re going for some wings, try to reach for a hoppy pale ale or IPA. The bitterness and citrusy notes will help accentuate and highlight the spiciness of the sauce. For a more thirst-quenching alternative, try a hefeweizen or pale wheat ale. The high carbonation and subtle tangy wheat character will help to scrub your tongue clean, refreshing the palate for the next bite. It’s usually best to stick with pale lagers and more straight-forward pale ales with your typical pizza, sandwich and pasta dishes — though it’s nice to throw in a brown ale every once in a while. Junk food pairings are all well and good, but this time next week you’ll likely be home, preparing for the biggest eating day of the year, Thanksgiving. Though the night before Turkey Day is often regarded as one of the biggest “bar nights” in the country, it is equally important to be equipped with the right beers for the big meal the following day. But wait— it’s a trap! For many, it’s all too easy to reach for one of the gimmicky pumpkin-spiced or fall flavored beers to drink with your meal. More often than not, these types of beers will be too sweet or overly spiced, hiding the wonderful flavors of the meal. Sure, these beers are nice to enjoy in the afternoon while cooking, but when it’s time to take a seat at the table, try a brown ale this year. The hearty nuttiness and caramel malt flavors will really shine and complement the caramelization found in roasted sweet potatoes or carrots. Be sure to stick with a more ‘standard’ brown ale such as Brooklyn Brewery’s or Sierra Nevada’s Brown Ale, and stay away from imperial or extra hoppy interpretations of the style. If you’re looking for a slightly more assertive pairing, try a Belgian-style Saison such as Pretty Thing’s Jack D’or. Its peppery yeast character and bright lemony acidity will help provide contrast, and cut through the fattiness of many dishes. When dessert rolls around, there may be another kneejerk reaction to reach for a fall seasonal beer. As appealing as drinking and eating pumpkin at the same time may seem, try to resist those urges. For the classic pumpkin pie, check out a nice porter or stout such as the Smuttynose Robust Porter
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Jeff takes the lead in conducting the search. Meanwhile, Troy and Abed are itching to get out of the study room to make it to the Greendale Puppy Parade taking place in the quad, leading to one of the funniest tag endings of the show. A wagon is pulled by with a puppy and a kitten in it, with ‘Equality + Togetherness’ written on the side, which prompts The Dean, who is commentating, to say, “Oh, ok, this one feels a little preachy. Boo! Boo!” “Community” is still one of the best television shows running. New episodes run every Thursday night at 8 p.m. on NBC (Channel 4 in Storrs).
Remember when we were young and our biggest concern was to remember to watch our favorite television program? I miss the good old days of watching “Clifford”, wishing that I, too, had a big red dog that I could ride to school; or fantasizing that I could magically escape to Dragon Land and befriend conjoined dragon twins. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and recall the shows that first got us addicted to television. “Clifford” is a program on PBS based on a collection of books. The show features Emily Elizabeth Howard and her big red dog Clifford. The series is about the adventures of Emily, Clifford, and their friends’ (both human and canine) adventures in the town of Birdwell Island. The show features two 15-minute segments, during which viewers learn important lessons such as honesty, generosity and kindness. “Dragon Tales” is another show that a lot of children loved growing up. The program follows the adventures of Max and his sister Emily as they discover a magical place known as “Dragon Land.” Other main characters in the show include the dragons Cassie, Zak and Wheezie, as well as the “Dumbledore” of the show, Quetzal. Created by the Emmy-award winning director and producer Jim Coane, “Dragon Tales” is no longer on TV, but is still available on DVD. “Pokémon” was immensely popular when we were growing up. The “Gotta catch ‘em all” anime show follows the life of Ash Ketchum and his Pokémon, Pikachu, as they travel the world winning tournaments, catching new Pokémon and thwarting bad guys such as the infamous Team Rocket. The show originally started in 1997 and is still running today. Although the characters have changed and new Pokémon have been introduced, the show is still captivating audiences all over the world. “Sailor Moon” was another beloved show while growing up. Okay, it may not have been as popular among guys, but almost every girl has been obsessed with the show at some point in her childhood. I mean, who could not resist the dreamy Darien? The show began in Japan and revolves around heroines who defend the universe against evil forces. The show becomes more complicated to follow as it progresses, but at a young age, people are more interested in the characters than in the actual plot. By looking at the shows that we used to watch as children, it is clearly evident that televisions programs have come a long a way in just the last decade alone. Whether we used to love watching Pokémon battles or visiting Dragon Land, the shows from our childhood taught us very important lessons such as trust, honesty and even hope. Recalling our childhood television programs makes us realize that we all still carry a little part of that careless time within each and every one of us.
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In this screenshot from the “Never Been Kissed” episode of “Glee,” the members of New Direction take on Bon Jovi songs and dress the part.
Plot returns to FOX hit series with focus on bullying By Nicole Green Campus Correspondent
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The girls tackled Bon Jovi, Puck is out of juvie, and Kurt and Coach Beiste have never been kissed. After five episodes of relatively weak story lines, the sixth episode of the second season definitely delivered. Mr. Shue assigns another boys vs. girls mashup, in which girls have to sing primarily male songs and vice versa. The girls’ rendition of “Start Me Up” and “Livin’ On a Prayer” were both staged and performed flawless-
ly, second only to the rival glee club’s a cappella version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” Bullying is the main theme in this episode. Kurt is being harassed by a burly football player, and Sue tries relentlessly to get Beiste fired. The boys try to find a way to calm themselves when things get hot and heavy with their girlfriends, and when Sam uses an image of Beiste while hooking up with Quinn, he accidently mutters Beiste’s name. Quinn tells Sue, and Sue uses it as a catalyst to oust Beiste.
When Mr. Shue comforts Beiste at the end of the debacle, she tells him that she’s 40 years-old and has never been kissed. In a somewhat disturbing turn of events, Shue leans over and kisses her. When Kurt confronts the “neanderthal” who had been smashing him into lockers, he, too, leans over and plants one on Kurt. No one saw that coming. Darren Criss guest starred as the lead singer of the Warblers, an a capella glee club set to take on New Directions at sectionals. The Warblers’ presentation of
“Teenage Dream” was the best performance of the episode, if not the season. Blaine also plays a role in helping Kurt overcome his bullying problems, and later it becomes clear that Kurt is falling for him. Gwyneth Paltrow will star in next week’s episode, along with a group of toddlers playing the glee cast members when Mr. Shue starts hallucinating. Sue becomes a stand-in principal and New Directions takes on Rihanna’s “Umbrella.”
‘Community’ delivers wacky humor
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What I’m watching “The Buried Life” Mondays at 10:30 p.m. on MTV Sometimes you find yourself watching a show only to realize it’s not half bad. “The Buried Life,” featuring four guys who created a bucket list of things they wanted to do before they die, is one of those shows. For every task they accomplish, Duncan, Ben, Dave and Jonnie help someone else achieve a goal they’ve been striving for as well. While watching a band of misfits parade around doing ridiculous stunts for no particular reason may seem silly, the raw emotion and adrenaline rushes they show on camera are very real, and it’s hard not to be moved by the joy they bring to those less fortunate than themselves. Whether they’re streaking through a soccer match, competing in a krumping competition or asking out the girl of their dreams (Taylor Swift is involved in this one), they bring a sentimental side to MTV. -Becky Radolf
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A screenshot from the episode “Accounting for Lawyers,” with Alison Brie as Annie, Danny Pudi as Abe.
By Jason Wong Campus Correspondent The much beloved study group of “Community” has certainly been busy bringing on the laughs since the last review. Since contemplating morality in the episode “The Psychology of Letting Go,” the gang has been through a boatload of bizarre and hilarious scenarios. In “Basic Rocket Science,” everyone in the study group except Abed is stuck in a ridiculously obsolete 1980s space simulator (it’s made out of an old KFC truck) as it is towed off campus, and Abed is given the task of leading the team through the simulation in order to bring them home.
Following that episode, in “Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples,” Shirley asks Abed to make a film about Jesus, but he quickly angers Shirley by turning it into a self-indulgent mess: “[It’s] the same movie backwards as forwards!” Meanwhile, Pierce begins blowing off the study group to hang out with the “hipsters,” a group of the elderly who use their age to get away with committing acts of general mayhem. For its Halloween episode, “Epidemiology,” Dean Pelton leaves the study group to fend for themselves during a zombie attack due to tainted food at Greendale’s Halloween party. Not only was the episode entertaining, it was arguably the best
zombie spoof since “Shaun of the Dead” with great lines like, “Troy, make me proud. Be the first black man to make it to the end.” In the episode following, “Aerodynamics of Gender,” Britta, Annie and Shirley discover that Abed is skilled at insulting the Plastics on campus so they use him to their advantage. Meanwhile, Troy and Jeff find a secret garden with a trampoline. Finally, in the most recent episode, “Cooperative Calligraphy,” Annie’s pen goes missing, and she suspects a member of her own study group is the thief. On a mission to find the pen and solve the mystery, the group self-imposes a lockdown and
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Boston art museum unveils new Americas wing
(Left) A picture of the 1865 sculpture “Sleeping Faun,” by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer. (Right) A detail of the 1778 painting “Watson and the Shark,” by John Singleton Copley.
BOSTON (AP) – For years, the Thomas Sully painting of George Washington on the banks of the Delaware River hung in a modern art section in the Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The masterpiece, depicting Washington’s 1776 crossing during the American Revolution, often got dirty, did not sit in its original frame and typically received curious glances from visitors wondering what the piece was doing there. On Friday, the Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts gave a sneak peak of the 1819 painting’s new home during a preview for museum members and
the media of a new wing of art from the Americas. Museum officials say the new “Art of the Americas Wing” previewed Friday will house more than 5,000 pieces, ranging from pre-Colombian gold to abstract expressionist paintings. It also will allow the MFA to more than double its collection of American work on exhibit, officials said. That allowed for Sully’s “The Passage of the Delaware” to be housed in a new section dedicated for art around the theme of the American Revolution, said conservator Rhona MacBeth. “Before, this painting was
viewed but not really seen since it wasn’t in context,” MacBeth said. “But now it is in a place that has better lighting and grabs your attention as it was intended to do.” In addition, it will be the first time in more than 100 years that the painting and its original frame have been reunited, MacBeth said. A fundraising campaign raised $504 million for new construction and renovations, including $345 million for the 21,000-square-foot Americas wing. Construction began on the wing five years ago.
The Art of the Americas Wing will have 53 galleries with nine period rooms and four “Behind the Scenes” galleries. Most of the museum’s artwork from pre-Colombian America sat in storage and rarely was seen, Dorie Reents-Budet, curator of the MFA’s Art of the Ancient Americas, said before the wing opened. For example, the museum’s collection of Mayan burial urns from Guatemala rested quietly in crates after the museum received them as a gift in the 1970s, she said. “They just sat there for years because we had no space
for them,” Reents-Budet said. “But now we can enjoy them. It’s one of the best collections of pre-Colombian burial urns in the country.” Until recently, the museum only was able to showcase around 80 pieces of preColombian art at one time, Reents-Budet said. With the new wing, the museum now has two galleries, which include Mayan cocoa cups, Peruvian statues and clothing from Native Americans of the Great Plains. She said American Indian textiles will rotate out of exhib-
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its every six to nine months. Elsewhere, the new Americas wing will include modern paintings from Georgia O’Keeffe and photographs by Ansel Adams. It also will house works from Latin American artists, such as Chilean hyperrealist painter Claudio Bravo. The museum will hold exclusive events all next week around the opening of the new wing, which is scheduled to open to the public Nov. 20.
Making the most of the holidays with fall brews from HOLIDAY, page 7
By Keelan Freitag Campus Correspondent Mike Reiss, former writer for “The Simpsons,” spoke yesterday at the Dodd Center in front of a small crowd of mixed ages. The hilarious writer, originally from Bristol, has a long resume of impressive work, consisting of screenplays “Despicable Me,” “Ice Age: Dawn Of the Dinosaurs” and “The Simpsons Movie.” He co-wrote a shortlived animated comedy called “The Critic” and has 17 children’s books under his belt. “He just thinks in funny,” said Greg Carmicheal, 7th-semester engineering major. The lecture was more like a stand-up show, in which Reiss told a myriad of stories ranging from his childhood to working on “The Simpsons.” He described the show’s writing staff as having “23 people, some men and some women. Actually two women. Some black and some white. Actually, one guy is half black. Some of us are Jewish, and so are the rest of us.” Later he said, “The writers are a whole group of guys that come together; it’s like a kib-
butz, only way more Jewish.” Reiss played clips of jokes he wrote for “The Simpsons.” One clip showed an episode in which Lisa falls in love with her substitute teacher, whom we learned was animated to resemble Reiss after Reiss asked the animators to make the substitute look somewhat “deformed.” Reiss then added lines to Lisa’s part in the episode, in which she comments on his “perfect Semitic looks.” Another clip showed the imaginative death of Mary Poppins. Nine-year-old Grace Smith said afterwards, “I liked the clips, especially the one about Mary Poppins because she flew up into the air and got attacked by an airplane.” Her brother, 11-year-old Joseph Smith, said, “He was really funny and I liked that he joked around a lot. It wasn’t so bad; it wasn’t super boring.” Reiss ended his speech with a reading from his Christmas book, which he explained had been rejected by 11 different publishers. The book ended up being hysterically anti-semitic and far too profane for a children’s book. He then showed
or Great Divide’s Yeti Imperial Stout. The rich roastiness and slightly bitter chocolate, coffeeish notes will help to contrast the sweetness in your dessert. These types of dark beers also naturally pair well with chocolate desserts and pecan pie. Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, be safe, be thankful and savor the moments with your friends and family. Reminisce about old times and create new memories while enjoying a good brew. Cheers!
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Mike Reiss speaks at the co-op about a myriad of topics, ranging from his childhood to writing a hit television series.
a clip of his show “The Critic” and opened the lecture into a question and answer session.
“He was really funny,” said Carmicheal. “It was definitely less of a lecture and more of a
Broomsticks aground, Quidditch cup comes to NYC
Harvard Hortails’ Billy Gorman celebrates with his team mates in the Quidditch match against University of Richmond during the 4th annual Quidditch World Cup.
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 broomstick-riding teams are competing in the two-day Quidditch world cup tournament held anually in New York City. Long a fictional fixture of the Harry Potter novels and movies about teenage wizards, the sport features players who fly on broomsticks. But in real life, the rules have been adapted to a ground game for “muggles” — humans without magical powers. Teams from around the world that competed in a Manhattan park Saturday with rules similar to the sport created by J.K. Rowling in her books. The matches call for chasers, beaters, keepers, seekers and a snitch. Goals must be scored and the snitch caught. The tournament continues on Sunday.
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University of Alabama theater club teams play a scrimmage game of Quidditch.
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McWilliams said the piece “made [him] feel uneasy.” The evening ended with Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman’s “Hubbub,” a work that touches on issues of participation and criticism. The piece invited the audience to become interactive participants, just like the dancers who responded to the witty and pretentious commentator who proposed the “‘right’ answers to the meaning of the piece.” At one moment, the dancers, sporting beige attire, vaulted on and off desks. At another, they started forcefully breathing in rhythmic rapid-fire. Annastasia Duffany, a 3rdsemester dance major at the University of Hartford Hartt School, said, “It taught us to question what we know as correct. You don’t usually stand there for 10 minutes on the edge of the stage. But it worked for them. They broke a lot of rules.” “They seamlessly evolve into different movement qualities. They’re really sequential as they carve space. But they’re quick at the same time,” Duffany said. The dancers contorted, splayed and suspended their bodies through space, moving with fluidity and poise. Their visceral movement, at times intricately poetic and at times beautifully disturbing, both lulled and stirred the audience. “I didn’t know the body could move like that,” said Clint Kuban, a pre-veterinary post-graduate at the University of Hartford.
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Palin's TV series a stage for political future? ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” portrays the show’s heroine as an adventure-loving wife and mother enjoying a whirlwind of activities amid spectacular settings in her home state. There are no overt clues to her future political ambitions. However, throughout the first episode of the eight-part TLC documentary series beginning Sunday, Palin’s outdoorsy image against the stunning scenery often plays nicely with her familiar political message. One telling scene shows Palin and members of her family fishing near a bear and two frolicking cubs. Cut to the Tea Party darling and her self-sufficiency speech. For months, Palin has referred to strong Republican female candidates as “mama grizzlies.” “I love watching these mama bears,” Palin tells the TLC camera. “They’ve got a nature, yeah, that humankind could learn from. She’s trying to show her cubs, ‘Nobody’s gonna do it for ya. You get out there and do it yourself, guys.’” Translation: Stop relying on government. That scene and others are sure to suggest to some viewers that the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is positioning herself for a 2012 presidential run. There are other messages that seem to conflict with those ambitions, though. Palin talks about her love of wild Alaska, offering in one well-known homily, “A poor day of fishing beats even a great day at work.” In a promo for the show with a montage of outdoor scenes, she says, “I’d rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office” and “I’d rather be out here being free.” Then come the snippets that easily could fill in as campaign slogans, particularly with Palin’s very political tweets, Facebook postings and other media forums. Her Alaska landscapes also loom larger than life. “What all this suggests is that
she’s crafting her lifestyle and her biography as typifying a person who’s independent, rugged, resilient, in touch with nature and has learned life lessons that she can bring into governance if she moves back into governance,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a University of Pennsylvania communications professor who studies political rhetoric. “It also could be life lessons to get to lead a better life in the rugged frontiers,” Jamieson said. “They have to have that duo message or this will read as if it’s a political ad.” In a scene outside the family’s Wasilla home, viewers see the 14-foot-high fence the Palins erected when author Joe McGinniss moved next door to work on a book about Palin. “By the way, I thought that was a good example,” Palin says on TLC. “What we just did, others could look and say, ‘Oh, this is what we need to do to secure our nation’s border.’” The intent of the series is not clear – is she merely showing off a state she truly loves with off-the-cuff remarks, or are these the opinions of the paid Fox News consultant subtly laying the groundwork for a presidential bid? Of course, with a production of this magnitude, money also could be a powerful motivation. Palin, who could not be reached for comment, reportedly was seeking as much as $1.5 million per episode in pitching the show earlier this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. TLC, a division of Discovery Communications, has refused to divulge Palin’s cut from the series, which is produced by Mark Burnett of “Survivor” fame. Alaska has a fairly new film office that offers incentives including a 30 percent tax credit to qualifying productions filming in the state. It’s not clear if TLC’s Palin series is tapping into the program – Burnett’s office did not respond to requests for comment – which could mean
the show ultimately would be subsidized by the state. Alaska film office manager Dave Worrell said he could discuss only productions that have already received incentives and Palin’s show is not among them. The program is open to any production that spends at least $100,000 in Alaska, with added incentives for Alaska hires, as well as offseason and rural shoots. History’s “Ice Road Truckers,” for example, spent almost $1.2 million in the state, earning almost $400,000 in incentives, according to Worrell. As far as TLC spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg is concerned, the series is “a love letter to Alaska.” Well, except for one temporary Alaskan. In the debut episode, viewers catch a glimpse of McGinniss reading on his balcony as Palin and her family make snide remarks about the author they say has intruded on their privacy. They charge that he is writing a hit piece on them. McGinniss, who has since moved out, says he was filmed without his knowledge or consent and he’s demanding through his attorney that it be removed from the episode, according to Slate.com. The California attorney, Dennis Holahan, did not return multiple calls seeking comment. Goldberg said she had no comment and referred questions to Burnett’s office, which also did not return calls. If the series is about more than Palin’s love for the state, it would be hard to overlook the irony of a former governor who abruptly resigned in July 2009 with 17 months left in her first term. Take the footage of Palin struggling to climb a steep rocky slope in Denali National Park. “About halfway up the rock, I did not know if I was going to be able to finish the task,” she tells the camera. “But I didn’t want to quit. I didn’t want to quit in front of other people.”
In this July 4 photo provided by Discovery Communications, Sarah Palin holds her son Trig and watches fireworks on a beach in Dillingham, Alaska.
In this photo taken July 3 and provided by Discovery Communications, Sarah Palin, left, and her husband Todd Palin fish near Todd’s parents’ house in Dillingham, Alaska as part of a documentary for the TLC channel.
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UNH falls 1-0 and 2-1 this weekend
By Peter Logue Campus Correspondent
The UConn women’s hockey team took two huge strides toward their goal of winning the Hockey East Championship by sweeping their in-conference rival UNH this weekend. They defeated the Wildcats in Durham on Saturday by a score of 1-0, with Kelly Horan netting the gamewinner for the Huskies. Sunday’s rematch was held in Storrs at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum, and UConn was able to emerge with another victory, this time by a score of 2-1. Once again, Horan netted the game winner. Although UConn, behind the stellar goaltending of Alexandra Garcia, held UNH scoreless for 60 minutes on the road on Saturday, the Wildcats took only two minutes and 11 seconds to get on the board on Sunday. A defensive miscue behind their own net by the Huskies set up a wraparound goal by Sarah Campbell to give UNH a 1-0 advantage. UConn, which improved to 4-7-1 (3-2-1 in Hockey East play), was able to conjure up several promising scoring opportunities in the ensuing minutes, but it was not until the 9:11 mark in the first period that they were able to capitalize. Freshman Taylor Gross used a nifty move to break free of the defense, nailing a wrist shot into the top-right corner of the net to tie the game. Gross leads the team in goals and points with five and eight, respectively. The Huskies were able to build off of the momentum from the Gross goal to score what would prove to be the game winner only three minutes and 50 seconds later. Freshman Alexander set up a one-timer from behind the net to Horan, a sophomore, who buried the shot past UNH goaltender Lindsey Minton. Horan’s
level of play has increased drastically as of late, which has been crucial to the team’s three game win streak, according to Coach Heather Linstad. “Kelly Horan was pressing at the beginning of the year, maybe trying to to do much on the defensive end,” said Linstad. “She’s kind of settled down. She’s working well with her two line mates; they are gelling and it is opening things up for us.” The teams would battle to a stalemate over the next two periods. UNH had several golden opportunities to tie the game, but Garcia became a wall after the early goal, finishing with 26 saves. For the weekend, she allowed only one goal while amassing 58 saves. “Garcia is very focused on the puck. She’s staying squared to the things; she’s not overplaying the puck,” Linstad said. “She’s a very hard worker. I work with the goalies and I really think that she is hearing me and making sure she does the little things. She’s a very focused kid and she knows her job and she’s doing it very well right now.” With the four points gained over the weekend for the Huskies, they move into a tie with Boston University for second place in the Big East. While this may seem remarkable to some considering that the Huskies started the season 1-6, Linstad is not surprised. “This doesn’t change anything because we’ve said since the beginning of the year that we would win it,” Linstad said when asked how the weekend sweep affected her teams aspirations of winning the conference championship. The Huskies will face the University of Vermont next Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Burlington.
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For the entire second half, the Huskies dominated time of possession and the pace of play. But dominating pace of play, controlling the ball and having ample chances to score are useless to a game unless they result in scoring goals. “From [the start of the second half on] we had everything. They had a couple of things, but we had so many things; we had so many chances and we didn’t get anything,” Tsantiris said. For the final ten minutes of the game, the Huskies were pressuring, moving players forward, and stringing several passes together to get themselves good chances. Hofstra was struggling to catch up and when the team did get possession, it kicked the ball deep back into the UConn’s side of the field. For UConn, its final great opportunity came with just over five minutes to play, when a ball was battered around the box and finally a Husky got a foot on it. Unfortunately for UConn, it sailed over the crossbar. The Huskies ended the night with an 18-10 shots lead and a well-played second half of soccer, but nothing to show for it. They now have about 9 months until their next regular season game.
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Calhoun pleased Giants drop game to Cowboys and Bills win their first game of the season with team win but still sees room for from JETS, page 14 improvement Peter.Logue@UConn.edu
Freshman forward Stephanie Raithby passes of the puck to a teammate this weekend against UNH. The Huskies swept UNH on the weekend.
With the Jets deep in their own territory, Shaun Rogers looked to have Sanchez sacked. But he miraculously got away to find LaDainian Tomlinson for a 21-yard gain. If Sanchez had been sacked the Jets might have lost the game. Next week the Jets will host the Houston Texans. To the surprise of many fans, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants one week after the Giants embarrassed the Seattle Seahawks and the Cowboys were humiliated on National television by the Green Bay Packers – a loss that prompted the firing of their embattled coach Wade Phillips. The Giants came into the game as 13-point favorites over the Cowboys, who had a new head coach, Jason Garrett. It was only fitting that in the game where the Cowboys were lights out, the New
Meadowlands had a power outage, which caused the game to be delayed for 12 minutes. The Giants could not find an answer for rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant who torched the Giants secondary. They also didn’t have an answer for Felix Jones, who was scored on a touchdown after a 71-yard swing pass by backup quarterback John Kitna. The real turning point in the game was when Rookie cornerback Bryan McCann stepped in front of an Eli Manning third and goal pass and took it 101 yards for a touchdown. At the time it was 9-3 Dallas, with the Giants looking like they were going to finally wake from their nap, but McCann undercut Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks and took the ball 101 yards for the touchdown to put Dallas up 16-3. The final nail in the cof-
fin for the Giants came on the third play of the second half when, on a third and 10 from their own 29-yard line, Kitna threw a swing pass to Felix Jones who took the ball 71 yards for a touchdown, the score was then Dallas 26, New York 6. The New York Giants haven’t come back from behind by 20 or more points since their 1950 against the then Baltimore Colts. Before that swing pass, the Cowboys were 0 for 10 in third down situations against the Giants this season. After this huge division loss, which is never easy in the NFL, the Giants — now 6-3 — will travel to Philapheldia to take on the Eagles in a Sunday night primetime game, which will be for the NFC East division lead. The Bills will not join the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only winless team in NFL history
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because, as fate would have it they played the Lions, who haven’t won a road game in over three years. The Bills defense made stand to prevent the Lions from tying on a two-point attempt. The Bills are now tied with the Carolina Panthers for the worst record in the NFL with a 1-8 record. In a quick recap in other New York sports, the Knicks and Nets are tied for second in Atlantic Division with a 3-6 record, four and a half games behind the Boston Celtics. In the NHL the Rangers are in second place tie with the Pittsburgh Penguins with 19 points. The Devils have a lowly 12 points but the Islanders are complete disaster after starting the season out so good, they have now dropped a pathetic 10 games in a row.
from MEN'S, page 14 After the game, Calhoun said that it was a good win, but that the offense needed to be better going forward. That being the case, getting the first win of the season was a step in the right direction. “I usually use the same line on my wife every year: I know we’ll win at least one game,” Calhoun said. “And tonight we won that one game, obviously.” The Huskies next game will be against Vermont at the XL Center in Hartford. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
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» NCAA BASKETBALL
Huskies unveil championship banner By Colin McDonough Senior Staff Writer Tiffany Hayes broke her careerhigh in points by scoring 30 points in a 117-37 win over Holy Cross. And that was just in the first half. Hayes finished the game with 32 points, but her 30-point half surpassed her career-high of 28, which she scored in the 2009 NCAA tournament versus California. Hayes drained four 3-pointers and shot 11 of 13 from the field in the first half. “It was really a team effort; great passes, great screens, great cuts. We worked on that in practice and got it done in the game,” Hayes said. The junior cooled down in the second half, registering only two points. But the damage on the Crusaders was already done. The Huskies cruised, only giving up seven second-half points in the blowout victory. Hayes was more focused on how the team played in the second half, rather than herself. “Don’t let up,” Hayes said about her mindset at halftime.
“We’ve been working on that in focused on this team,” Hayes the past two games and this one, said. “I was just trying to get it just to make sure we come out through all my teammates heads with the same intensity.” that we had to go out, work hard, “That’s kind of been the way and play UConn basketball.” Tiffany operates; she feeds To go along with Hayes’ 32 off her own momentum,” said points, she had five rebounds, coach Geno Auriemma. “I’ve two assists and a steal. seen her do that a number of times since she’s been here. She Huskies unveil seventh gets going early, then it’s very banner difficult to get her to stop.” Maya Moore and the Huskies Prior to Sunday’s game verhoped Hayes would step up enter- sus Holy Cross, the UConn ing the season, and on Sunday, women’s basketball team she did just that. pulled the curtain down and “What we have to unveiled the prohave from her this gram’s seventh year is stepping up,” national champisaid Moore. “We get onship banner to so excited whenever the fans at Gampel she comes to play. Pavilion. Obviously, you can “It’s a little bit difsee the level of our ferent than last year team just rise. I’m for me,” said Kelly really proud of her.” Faris. “Last year, I Notebook Hayes said that wasn’t a part of that. she agreed with her coach and To see them pull that down, it captain, and thought prior to the brought back the memories of Holy Cross game, she would need last year and the feelings of the to show a veteran attitude. buzzer going off and knowing “Going into this game, we we made our goal and won the were preparing, having our mind championship.”
Before the starting lineups were announced, the curtain covering the 2010 championship banner was dropped and the team received a standing ovation for last season’s accomplishment. At halftime, Werner Ladder Co. presented Auriemma with two ladders in honor of last season’s national championship team. Auriemma signed a UConn themed ladder and also the same ladder the Huskies used to cut the nets down in San Antonio last April. The two ladders will be auctioned off on CPTV. Streaks stay alive With the win, UConn improved on many winning streaks. The Huskies improved their overall winning streak to 79 games, now stretching into its third season. By beating the Crusaders, the Huskies also won its 20thstraight home opener, and beat Holy Cross for the 18th consecutive season. UConn will try for its 80th win in a row against Baylor Tuesday in Hartford.
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Oriakhi scores double-double in win
By Matt McDonough Associate Sports Editor Sophomore center Alex Oriakhi notched his second career doubledouble, including a career-high 18 rebounds, in the UConn men’s basketball team’s 79-52 win over Stony Brook Friday at Gampel Pavilion. Oriakhi’s put-back at the first half buzzer gave him seven points and 11 rebounds at halftime. He finished with 11 points in the contest. “I don’t see why I couldn’t get 18 rebounds a game,” Oriakhi said, adding that it’s a matter of whether he puts his mind to it. Coach Jim Calhoun knows that type of game is in his starting center, and referred to the loss vs. Kentucky at Madison Garden last year as a contest that Oriakhi showed toughness in the post. “He’s a great guy to be around,” Calhoun said. “That’s good but not great when you’re going after a rebound.” Calhoun said Oriakhi seems to think he is upset with him, but the coach just expects more from him. Calhoun said Oriakhi is great on the boards and is a better post player than he knows. “No one’s equaled his work ethic,” Calhoun said. “He put on 12-14 pounds of pure muscle... He lived up here this summer... He’s incredibly diligent... He’s a good student.” “The work Alex did this summer was ridiculous,” said Jamal Coombs-McDaniel. “He put in a lot of extra work and I’m happy it’s paying off now. Hopefully it can continue.” With a little more meanness, Calhoun believes Oriakhi can put up a double-double every game, and if he does the Huskies are a different team. “I learned from Jeff [Adrien],” Oriakhi said. “That guy was a mean guy.” Roster Update Two new walk-ons were in uniform Friday night. P.J. Cochrane and Ethan Waite, both junior guards, joined incumbent walkons, senior Kyle Bailey and junior
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Junior guard Kemba Walker goes up for a layup against Stony Brook Friday night. The Huskies beat Stony Brook by 25 points in their first game of the season.
Benjamin Stewart, at the end of section serenaded the associthe bench. Bailey played the final ate head coach with “Happy 56 seconds of the contest. Birthday to you,” prior to With the promotion of Waite and tipoff. Assistant coach Kevin Cochrane from practice players to Ollie missed the game due to walk-ons prior to preinjury. The firstseason, the Jonathan year assistant coach Mandeldove era at was stretching with UConn has come to the team during an inglorious end. Wednesday’s pracMandeldove, after tice when a stretch missing all of last band snapped back season with academic and hit his right issues, was trying to eye. Ollie told latch on with UConn ESPN.com he temNotebook as a walk-on. porarily lost vision, The quotable but it’s getting betJim Calhoun ter. He still has blurry vision “I use the same line on my wife and the blood has to drain out every year,” Calhoun said. “It hap- of his eye before taking the pens this way. I’ll know we’ll win bench. He said his status for one game this year and we won the Maui Invitational trip is up that game tonight.” in the air. Off the rim Freshman forward Tyler It was George Blaney’s 71st Olander took an elbow in the face birthday on Friday. The student from center Michael Bradley in
practice on Thursday. The injury required a trip to the dentist. The freshman forward has two teeth bent back and a straightener had to be inserted on his top row of teeth. Olander also had to get three stitches to close a cut in his mouth. He still started against the Seawolves, swollen mouth and all. Former UConn forward Stanley Robinson was in attendance, sitting a couple rows behind the Husky bench. Freshman guard Niels Giffey was the only scholarship player to go scoreless in the opener. “Niels had just the worst night a guy could possibly have in every way imaginable,” Calhoun said. Calhoun continued by saying he expects Giffey to rebound from his tough first game and become a good player.
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Sophomore guard Kelly Farris goes up for a layup during Sunday's game agasint Holy Cross.
Moore scores 21 in win from 80, page 14 “We came in at halftime and were pretty frustrated with how we played defensively,” Faris said. “We talked really about…how we didn’t get stops and weren’t talking. Those were the points we wanted to try to step up and I think we did that.” Senior forward Maya Moore finished her final home opener at Gampel with 21 points and a team-high seven assists. In the process, Moore also passed Bascom and Nykesha Sales on the Huskies’ all-time leaderboard for points, up to second place just behind Tina Charles. After getting hit with two fouls and sluggish offensive play early on, Moore would not get whistled again on her way to 14 extra points. “The way we run our offense and the way we work, it's not designed for a certain position,” Moore said. “As long as you’re moving or making a cut, that’s when the offense works and gets into a flow.” Holy Cross was in quite the flow with its offensive game plan early on, knocking in four three pointers to keep the game in reach. The Huskies stretched their lead to an inaccessible point with a 63-30 advantage at half, where there key defensive adjustments came into play. But, they were far from the adjustments head coach Bill
Gibbons expected. One perfect example of this came in the third minute of the second half when UConn forced back-to-back turnovers. This gave way to a quick 53- second 8-0 run consisting of free throws or easy lay ups. “I spent the whole halftime telling them that they were going to play zone in the second half,” Gibbons said. “Because [Auriemma] always plays zone in the second half and he came out and went man-to-man. So it was the same defense but we lost our composure.” Up next for the Huskies is a matchup between No. 1 and No. 2 on Tuesday, when they host the Baylor Bears at the XL Center. UConn defeated Baylor by the score of 70-50 in last year’s Final Four, but the centerpiece of the Bears, 6’ 8” center Brittany Griner, remains. Defending her will be top priority, and the Huskies’ most difficult individual challenge of their season. “A lot of people outside of the game don’t realize that a lot of the defense on a certain player is greatly effected by the other people on the court,” Moore said. “By making it hard on the guards to get to where they want, you help your people in the post. Same as if your post guys can get a block and get a drive out going the other way for your guards. Its all about how you play as a team.”
UConn bouldering competition
» WOMEN'S HOCKEY
Three game win streak for UConn hockey
By Dan Agabiti Staff Writer Three-game win-streak The two wins against New Hampshire, including a 2-1 home victory yesterday, give the Huskies a three-game winning streak, their longest of the season up to this point. Prior to this weekend, they had beaten Maine 3-1. When asked what the team is doing better, coach Heather Linstad answered jokingly, “Well for starters, we’re scoring goals. That usually helps.” Joking aside, a big thing for the Huskies since the end of
the Boston College series has been improved team focus. As a unit, they seem to be concentrating better on what they are doing on the ice. “Our team chemistry is getting better daily in practice and they are much more focused on the task at hand. As a result of their improved focus and concentration, they’re scoring goals and playing much better as a unit.” Should the Huskies continue to play better and more focused hockey, four in a row does not appear to be too difficult next week against a Vermont opponent that has been struggling
thus far in the season.
games to the team’s overall improved focus. With better Horan the Hero focus, they are not having to press as hard as they Sophomore forwere, especially ward Kelly Horan Horan who seemed had a very producas if she were trying tive weekend for the to do too much on Huskies during both the defensive side of wins against UNH. the puck. In the opener, she “Horan has settled Notebook down,” said Linstad, scored the game’s only goal and yes“and she looks like terday, she added another she is working very well with 14:39 into the first period to her two linemates.” give the Huskies a 2-1 lead “It’s good to have her more that they would hold on to for focused and doing better the rest of the game. because she’s the key to our Linstad attributes Horan’s offense and she was gripping solid play the past couple of her stick pretty tight early
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Students climb boulders this weekend during UConn's bouldering competition.
on,” Linstad said. Beast between the pipes Over the weekend, Huskies’ goaltender, junior Alexandra Garcia, held UNH to only one goal during both games and recorded 58 saves in doing so. Again, the overarching theme of team focus comes in to play. Linstad thinks that Garcia looks more confident between the pipes because she is more relaxed and is concentrating more on just getting her job done. Linstad has been working hard with her and knows that Garcia is starting to do all the
little things right. Garcia is not overplaying or trying too hard but is just working hard and seeing the puck, which are two essential components to a goalkeeper’s success. “She’s a very focused kid right now who is doing her job and seeing the puck well,” Linstad said. Next week’s game against a Vermont team that is winless in the conference could be a chance for Garcia to have yet another solid effort.
TWO Monday, November 15, 2010
What's Next Home game
Nov. 20 Syracuse 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 27 Cincinnati TBA
Nov. 30 UNH 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 Georgia Tech 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 26 Howard 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 27 Lehigh 7:30 p.m.
The Daily Roundup
“You don’t play for moral victories.”
Surgery for Pacquiao opponent Margarito
» Pic of the day Dec. 3 UMBC 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 28 LSU 4:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer (12-2-5) TBA NCAA Tournament TBA
Boise St. jumps to No. 3 in AP Top-25
Tomorrow NCAA Tournament Round 1 American University (College Park, Md.) 2 p.m.
Volleyball (x-18) Nov. 19 Big East Championship
Men’s Hockey (2-1-3) Nov. 20 American International 7:05 p.m.
Nov. 26 Rensselaer 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 27 TBD 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 3 Niagara 7:05 p.m.
Women’s Hockey (4-7-1) Nov. 20 Nov. 26/27 Vermont Nutmeg Classic 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 4 Boston University 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 5 Providence 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 8 Union 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Cross-Country Nov. 20 IC4A Championship TBA
Nov. 22 NCAA Championship TBA
Women’s Cross-Country Nov. 20 Regional Championship All Day
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)—Manny Pacquiao is more concerned with the set list for his upcoming concert than he is with Floyd Mayweather Jr. The fight every boxing fan wants to see may never happen, but Pacquiao has a firm date to sing at Lake Tahoe before heading home and taking up his more formal duties as a congressman in the Philippines. All was well early Sunday after Pacquiao cemented his claim as boxing’s best by giving Antonio Margarito such a brutal beating that he went to the hospital. About the only problem was that Pacquiao couldn’t sign autographs for adoring fans because he had trouble holding a pen. “My hands are swollen and they really hurt,” Pacquiao said. Small wonder, considering Pacquiao had just spent 12 rounds bouncing those hands off of Margarito’s head. He hit Margarito from almost every angle and with stunning accuracy, closing both his eyes and bloodying his face while dominating every round of their 150-pound showdown. Margarito remained in the hospital on Sunday and promoter Bob Arum said the boxer has a broken right eye socket and will have surgery Tuesday in Texas.
» NCAA FOOTBALL
Field Hockey (15-5)
Nov. 19 Bentley 7:05 p.m.
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» That’s what he said
Women’s Basketball (1-0) Nov. 16 Baylor 6:00 p.m.
Who will be the best freshman in men’s basketballl this season?
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Dec. 4 USF TBA
Nov. 23 Nov. 22 Michigan St./ Wichita State Chaminade 3:00 p.m. 2:00/7:00
David Ritter, 5th-semester history major
–California’s defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergrast on how he felt about holding Oregon’s offense to only 15 points during their matchup.
Men’s Basketball (1-0) Nov. 17 Vermont 7:00 p.m.
The Daily Question Q: Will the Vikings fire coach Brad Childress before the end of the season? A: Yeah, he will. But he’ll get the can soon after the season’s end.
Away game Gampel Pavilion, XL Center
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Nov. 22 NCAA Championship All Day
Men’s Swimming and Diving Nov. 18-20 Maryland Terrapin Cup All Day
Women’s Swimming and Diving Nov. 18-20 Maryland Terrapin Cup All Day
Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.
THE Storrs Side Women’s soccer falls to Hofstra, women’s basketball win again By Carmine Colangelo Campus Correspondent Game of the Week: UConn Women’s Hockey vs. the University of New Hampshire. The Huskies beat the Wildcats 2-1 yesterday, completing the weekend sweep against them after winning 1-0 on Saturday in New Hampshire. After going up 1-0 off of freshman Taylor Gross’ goal in the first period, sophomore Kelly Horan netted what would be the game winning goal just minutes later in the first period. The goals would be the fifth and third goals of the season for both Gross and Horan respectively. Junior goaltender Alexandra Garcia also had 26 saves in the game. After sweeping their Hockey East rivals this weekend, the Huskies improved to 4-7-1 on the season. Their next game is Nov. 20 at the University of Vermont, where they will take on the Catamounts. Big Disappointment: UConn Women’s Soccer vs. Hofstra. The Huskies’ season ended on Friday as they fell to the Pride 1-0 in the opening round of the
NCAA Tournament. The Huskies outshot the Pride 18-10 in the game, but it was not enough to hold them off when the Pride scored the game’s lone goal just past the nine minute mark. The Huskies ended their season at a 10-10-3 mark. Although the season did not end the way that the Huskies wanted it to, they had another solid season, including an amazing win against Notre Dame in the Big East Quarterfinals, one of the biggest upsets in the Big East this season.
NEW YORK (AP)—Boise State jumped back ahead of TCU in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday after the Horned Frogs played their closest game of the season. No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Auburn held their places, though the Ducks’ narrow escape in a 15-13 victory Saturday night at California cost them 11 first-place votes and left them with 38. The big move came at Nos. 3 and 4. TCU moved ahead of Boise State last week after a 47-7 victory against previously unbeaten Utah. But that win didn’t look quite so impressive after the Utes were beaten 28-3 at Notre Dame on Saturday. The loss by Utah combined with TCU’s 40-35 victory against San Diego State and Boise State’s 52-14 win at Idaho on Friday night caused a 41-point swing. The Horned Frogs led the Broncos by 25 points last week. This week they trail by 16. Boise State picked up two more first-place votes this week to give it nine. TCU lost a first-place vote but still has one.
THE Pro Side Patriots versus Steelers highlights Week 10 of NFL By Aaron Kasmanoff-Dick Campus Correspondent Game of the Week: Giants vs. Cowboys.
Right Where They Left Off: UConn Women’s Basketball vs. Holy Cross. The Huskies opened up their season against the Crusaders with a dominating victory yesterday of 117-37. The Huskies outscored their opponents by 80 points and held the Crusaders to only seven points in the second half. The twotime defending national champions did not seem to skip a beat as senior forward Maya Moore had 21 points, adding seven assists as well as six rebounds to her totals.
The (now) 2-7 Cowboys finally showed some of the potential that had many pundits declaring them a pre-season Super Bowl contender. The team, which was overloaded with talent this year, had been on a 5 game losing streak that culminated in the firing of head coach Wade Phillips. In the first game under Jason Garrett, the team looked revitalized in all 3 areas of the game, “I thought the intensity was there in all three areas.” The team defeated the New York Giants, 33-20 on Sunday, in a blowout of a team that many had suggested was the best in the NFC. The game was plagued by 3 power outages in the stadium, including one that halted play for almost eight minutes.
Wish we Were Titans at Dolphins
Randy Moss’ debut as a Titan was inauspicious as the team fell 17 to 29 in Sunday’s game. Moss was held to only one catch for 26 yards. Kerry Collins started the game, but was replaced by an already injured Vince Young in the 3rd quarter. The dolphins went through 3 quarterbacks in the game, which saw a revival of the wildcat offense. Tyler Thigpen came off the bench for Miami, and threw for 64 yards and a touchdown. Number of the Week: 31
The points and rebounds by Minnesota Timberwolves’ forward Kevin Love Thursday night. Love pulled off the feat against the Knicks. It was the first time since 1982 that an NBA player had scored 30 or more points and grabbed 30 or more rebounds in an NBA regulation game.
» INSIDE SPORTS TODAY P.13: Storrs Side/Pro Side / P.12: Huskies unveil championship banner / P.11: Women’s hockey sweeps UNH
Monday, November 15, 2010
One and done in tournament Dan Agabiti Staff Writer The UConn women’s soccer team traveled to Newton, Mass. for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Their trip was a brief one, as they went one and done, falling 1-0 to Hofstra on a very disappointing Friday night. For the Huskies, the story of the night was an eerily familiar one that has plagued them all season long. “That’s been haunting us all year. We lost to teams that were not as good as us because we did not convert our chances. That’s the story,” said coach
Len Tsantiris. delivered a rocket to the top of The game started with UConn the net that UConn goalkeeper playing sloppily. It seemed as Jessica Dulski made a lunge though for the first 10 min- at and pushed over the crossutes of the game, the bar, a save that denied Huskies could not put Hofstra a 1-0 lead. together any sort of Only five minutes rhythm and could not later, as the Huskies string together a series continued to struggle, of passes longer than UConn 0 Dulski punched a ball two or three before that was sent in Hofstra 1 away giving the ball away. by Hofstra’s Grace Hofstra was in total Hawkins, but midcontrol of the ball early on while fielder Tiffany Yovino headed UConn looked like they were the ball into the right side of the just scrambling to keep up. net, giving them the 1-0 lead. Only three minutes in, it Tsantiris was not pleased seemed like Hofstra would with the team’s performance get its first goal. After put- early on. ting together a good series of “We were not ready. We passes, forward Salma Tarik pushed back and we didn’t clear
the ball well and we didn’t keep the ball well. They got their opportunity and they scored the goal,” Tsantiris said. After the goal was scored, the Huskies dominated the rest of the game, but with nothing to show for it. In the 42nd minute, after the Huskies had started to take over the game, they had an excellent chance at an equalizer that Hofstra goalkeeper, Kirsta Thorn, thwarted. The first half ended with the Huskies down 1-0 despite outshooting Hofstra and sloppy play early on that could have proven more costly.
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Sophomore midfielder Karen Gurnon tries to move the ball up-field while being pursued by a Hofstra defender during Firday night’s game.
UConn triumphs over Stony Brook Men’s basketball wins season opener at home
By Mac Cerullo Sports Editor The men’s basketball team opened its season in style before a crowd of 8,319 at Gampel Pavilion, racing to a 79-52 win over Stony Brook on the strength of a 12-0 run to start the second half. Leading 39-31 at halftime, the Huskies came out strong at the start of the second. Kemba Walker and Alex Oriakhi led the charge with five and four points respectively in the first six minutes. Midway through the second half, the game was no longer in doubt, with UConn shutting down the Stony Brook offense while watching their lead grow to over 20 points. The key stat for the Huskies, holding Stony Brook to only 15 percent shooting in the second half. “We’re better than we were during the first two exhibition games because tonight was the first time we had resistance,” Calhoun said. “And the way we reacted to that was pretty good defense.” It was an encouraging performance by a young team that had yet to play a full-fledged Division I opponent. Most encouraging of all, the Huskies out-rebounded Stony Brook 59-33, with Oriakhi leading the way with 18 rebounds, a career high, to go along with his 11 points.
“I thought Alex stepped up, big time, on the glass and owned it,” Calhoun said of Oriakhi’s performance. “I don’t see why I couldn’t get 18 rebounds a game. If you make up your mind to do it, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t,” Oriakhi said. Freshman Jeremy Lamb demonstrated that the talent and versatility he showed against Bridgeport was not a fluke, making an impact against Stony Brook in all facets of the game. In 24 minutes, Lamb scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds and recorded two assists, two steals and two blocks, including one that he sent flying several rows into the student section. Much like in the preseason exhibitions, coach Jim Calhoun made full use of his rotation with 10 players recording nine minutes or more. Calhoun’s starting lineup consisted of Walker and Oriakhi, along with freshmen, Lamb, Tyler Olander and Niels Giffey. The lineup did not appear to be indicative of whom Calhoun plans to use most often. But, as Olander and Giffey only wound up seeing 10 and 12 minutes of action respectively, less than Donnell Beverly, Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, Shabazz Napier and Roscoe Smith, who each came off the bench.
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Freshman guard Shabazz Napier handles the ball on top of the 3-point line in search of an open teammate or a clear lane to the basket. Napier expects to make a solid difference for the Huskies this season.
» CALHOUN, page 11
Jets-Browns showdown 80-point beatdown byUConn on Holy Cross Callahan provides exciting game ByStaffAndrew Writer By Michael Ferraro Tri-State Sports Columnist The Jets Browns game was the most exciting game of the year so far. Both teams had many opportunities to win the game, but the most important play came with about a minute and a half left in overtime when Mark Sanchez threw an interception to Cleveland’s Joe Haden at the Brown’s 3-yard line. The game was a back-and-forth affair. The Jets dominated the last half of the second quarter and most of the third quarter with a drive that lasted more than 10 minutes, yet yielded them no points. The 37-yard touchdown pass from Sanchez to Santonio Holmes bailed out Nick Folk, who missed a career-high three field goals. After a 53-yard punt by Reggie Hodges, the Jet’s Jim Leonhard returned
the ball 18 yards to the Brown’s 37-yard line. The next play Jets would score the winning touchdown. This is the first time in NFL history that a team has won consecutive road overtime games according to Elias Sports Bureau. The win puts the Jets at a record of 7-2, which is tied for the best record in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, and the winner of tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. Mark Sanchez played an outstanding game despite his calf injury midway through the second quarter. One would think after injuring his calf, Sanchez would have difficultly moving around in the pocket, but it was the complete opposite. Many times Sanchez looked to be sacked by the Browns defenders, but they could never get a clean hold of him.
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Prior to yesterday’s tip-off, Tiffany Hayes could only beam at the unveiling of the 2010 national championship banner. It signified her second title in two years and the seventh in program history. So to follow that up, Hayes decided to do something never before seen at Gampel Pavilion. Pouring in 30 points over the first half of a 117-37 Holy Cross rout, Hayes led the Huskies to their first victory of the 20102011 regular season. It was UConn’s 79th win in a row, a streak dating back two seasons ago. She scored the most points scored since the streak started. Hayes finished with 32 and
eclipsed Kerry Bascom’s previous UConn record of 29 points in a single half. “It was just great screens by my teammates and hard cuts,” Hayes said. “It was all whoever was passing me the ball and able to find me so it was really a team effort. We work on that in practice and we got it done in the end.” In the end, the story had become not only Hayes’ record-setting performance, but also the complete lockdown by the UConn defense in the final 20 minutes. The Huskies allowed just seven points in the second half, led by Kelly Faris who notched 15 points alongside nine rebounds and three blocks.
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Senior guard Lorin Dixon presses the ball forward during the Huskies’ 80-point win over Holy Cross.