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Police called to USG meeting over bill dispute By Liz Cowley Senior Staff Writer
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UConn Police ended a dispute between Senator David Haseltine, also president of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, and Senator Nicole Dougin after the Undergraduate Student Government senate Wednesday. Haseltine approached Dougin after the meeting, picked up her nameplate, and after saying a few words, an animated argument ensued. “I think Miss Dougin overreacted in the extreme,” Haseltine said. “I’m just sort of confused with why the police were notified… It is disgraceful to USG.” Dougin, the senator for commuters, declined to comment. Deputy Speaker of the House Jigish Patel said he was scared people were going to get hurt. He said senators jumped up quickly and started screaming. His main concern was getting people
out of the room quickly. “I was nervous that someone would hit someone else,” Patel said. “I think people took this, on both sides, took it personally.” A statement of position supporting the equal treatment of marijuana posession and underage alcohol possession on campus was passed 24-7, with five abstentions, at the meeting, followed by senators speaking out of order, a chair being overturned and an early dismissal. “I’m disappointed of how senate ended,” said Senator of Busby Suites and an author of the bill Bryan Flanaghan. “This is a hot-button issue. There are dedicated people for and against it.” Chief Justice Jared Ashmore said, after it was passed, that the judiciary is reviewing the bill to ensure it won’t make the university liable for not calling the police first when an illegal substance is found. Flanaghan said he understood
Ashmore’s explanation, but did not agree with him. He said he does not think the bill violates any laws. “I feel like there was frustration because this came up after the passing of the bill,” said USG President Sam Tracy. “I can see the frustration there, but there’s really no reason to behave in a disrespectful manner.” Tracy said the judiciary will review the legislation, and if it states a position USG cannot take, they will rewrite the bill. “It was unfortunate that there was personal animosity,” Tracy said. The bill states that USG supports that Residential Life should have the option to deal with marijuana under one-half ounce on its own, as it does with underage alcohol possession. Under the current rules, the staff has to call the police immediately when they believe students have marijuana in the dorm. Community Standards would punish students found
with less than one-half ounce of marijuana. “I think for me, why it’s important is because the policies are different,” said Hilltop Halls Senator, and an author of the bill, Nathan Mayo. “[Policies] would be easier for students to understand and less likely for them to violate.” The senators who introduced the bill said they believe police time will be redirected to more important duties in the community if they did not have to go to dorms for marijuana calls. They said they believe the university’s policies should be in alignment with the state, which decriminalized small amounts of marijuana. “UConn is refusing to acknowledge the state law,” Flanaghan said. “And although they are not in direct violation, they are not working with state legislation or students.” Mayo said they received 779 student
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By Christine Peterson Staff Writer Dillion DiGiovanni gave a lecture Wednesday at the Rainbow Center, discussing the issues of health and how they specifically affect people who identify as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer). Her presentation, entitled “Tell Me Who You Are: A Holistic Approach to Identity,” led the audience to question what was lacking in life, and DiGiovanni presented the audience with ways that they could improve those areas. “I always say life is a bunch
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advocated more focus on the housing crisis. He brought up a plan proposed by President Ronald Reagan’s former chief economic adviser in a recent New York Times article that advocated a “homeowner forgiveness” plan. Lanza also was strongly in favor of delaying access to Social Security and retirement, and changing the school system – specifically lengthening the school year, saying, “We’re using a 19th century model for a 21st century world.” Next came Dr. Stephen Ross, another professor of economics, who started off by saying that the problem was not as bad as
it was made out to be. He stated that the issues could not be solved by a few clever policies, and that time was what would fix the problems. He did suggest refinancing negative equity, which he said would put money in people’s pockets without deficit and without involving an act of Congress. After Ross was Dr. Lanse Minkler, associate professor of economics. He focused on human rights, saying that the government should just give every unemployed person a federal job, since according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, people have a right to employment.
“I thought it was a very insightful debate but there wasn’t a lot of variation in opinion,” said Adam Blum, a 7th-semester economics and political science major. “It was mostly different points of view on the same issues, but I especially enjoyed the discussion on education.” “I’m not really into economy stuff, but I learned a lot,” said Karin Tse, 1st-semester prepharmacy major. “I didn’t know how far behind we were,” said Vincent Do, 3rdsemester pre-pharmacy major.
of classrooms. You graduate and then move on,” DiGiovanni said. Whether they be bad relationships or jobs, people can always learn from these experiences. DiGiovanni started with a video of her own past, showing pictures of herself where she had acne, is overweight and unhappy. However, to look at her now, one wouldn’t even recognize the lively, engaging woman with a faux-hawk who gave the Wednesday lecture. “I’m not a life coach or a nutritionist. I’m a holistic health coach,” DiGiovanni said. She addressed every aspect of a person’s life, ranging from spiritual
to family life. However, physical health is a big part of overall happiness, and this is where DiGiovanni began her lecture. “There is a health crisis in this country,” DiGiovanni said. One third of all American adults are obese, and 17 percent of youths ranging from 2 to 19 years old are obese. Not only this, but more deaths occur due to tobacco use than all deaths resulting from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol, car accidents, suicides and murders combined. As if fighting constant health issues wasn’t hard enough, people who identify as LGBTQ have even more complications.
People who are LGBTQ have to work much harder to be healthy because of additional negative obstacles such as access to better jobs without discrimination, health care needs, daily discrimination, humiliation, or family alienation. “It was easy when I just identified as lesbian. Now that I identify more as trans, I feel like I’m constantly coming out,” DiGiovanni said, adding just one more difficulty that LGBTQ individuals face. People who are LGBTQ also suffer these problems with a lack of visibility. In the media, there are not as many role models for “queers.”
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The housing crisis, rising debt and human rights are among the most important issues that UConn students and Economics Department faculty said they’d like to talk to President Obama about. A talk entitled “What would you tell President Obama to do if you had his undivided attention for 10 minutes?” moderated by Dr. Metin Cosgel, the Economics Department head, gave audience members the chance to ask questions and economics faculty a chance to facilitate discussion about their primary concerns. The panel started with Dr. Arthur Wright, professor emeritus of economics. He began by saying that our political system is in a state of gridlock, and that the problems in Europe are affecting the U.S. as well. Wright said that we “can and should do what we can domestically,” and that the focus of national debate needed to change. “We can’t just talk about deficit and debt as the GOP tends to focus on,” Wright said. “That’ll just lead to long-term deficit.” He advocated a long-term plan to restore investor confidence, which would entail investments in public infrastructure, changes in the education system, a focus on total mortgage debt and changes to Social Security and Medicare – a combination of tax hikes and cuts. Wright was followed by Dr. Steven Lanza, also a professor of economics at UConn who, for the most part, agreed with his colleague. However, Lanza
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As the newly initiated program of UConn Reads continues, UConn President Susan Herbst announces the first pick for the year; “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by award-winning journalists Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas D. Kristof, the married writing duo is a non-fiction bestseller sharing the personal stories of oppressed woman and girls in the developing world who have suffered as victims of violence, abuse, and torture based on gender prejudice. “Half the Sky” addresses issues of gender inequality around the world as a part of human rights violation. The book vividly discusses very real problems of sex trafficking, sexual violence and women’s education; and how these women depicted in the book either triumphed over their oppression or did not. WuDunn and Kristof also reveal the reality that men are not solely responsible for female inequality and how this problem still exists today. They also offer insight into the importance of women in the future of global economy and way that these issues can be addressed. This book was chosen by the Steering Committee from among over 60 nominations that have been reviewed throughout the past few months and finally from four finalists including “That Used to Be Us” by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, “A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn and “The State Boy’s Rebellion” by Michael D’Antonio. The final decision was “Half a Sky” because of its particular message. “This important book…we believe will instill a sense of concern, outrage, and action in our UConn community about the plight of women and girls living in poverty across our globe,” said Sally Reis, chairwoman of the Steering Committee. The UConn Reads program was first initiated as a way to promote intellectual and vibrant
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What’s on at UConn today... Global Leadership Lecture 7 to 8 p.m. Business School Room 106 Guest speaker Susan P. Gambardella serves on the executive committee for the Women’s Foodservice Forum Board of Directors and will be speaking to the UConn community about personal branding and establishing oneself in the business industry.
Ice Cream Sundae Bar 6 p.m. to 2a.m. Husky Village C2 Pi Beta Phi will be hosting an icecream sundae bar late night event at Husky Village.
Jake Shimabukuro 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jorgensen Jake Shimabukuro’s ukulele performance is presented by The Asian American Cultural Center and Jorgenson. Jake Shimabukuro has been credited doing for the ukulele what Jimi Hendrix did for guitar and Miles Davis did for jazz. The admission fee is $28 to $30.
EIrish-American Poet Reads 11 to 12 p.m. CLAS, 217 Prof. Joseph Lennon, Villanova University Director of Irish Studies, will read from his new work and discuss how best to balance scholarly and creative writing projects in the years before tenure.
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Gov. Malloy visiting troops in Afghanistan HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continued his surprise overseas mission on Wednesday, visiting service members stationed in Afghanistan as part of a Department of Defense program for governors. The governor’s visit was kept secret until Wednesday for security reasons. He was in Kuwait on Tuesday. In a telephone conference call from Afghanistan, Malloy said he has been able to meet with several Connecticut residents during his trip, including regular service members and members of the Connecticut National Guard. There are about 120 guard members stationed overseas, most of them in Afghanistan. That number is expected to grow to 800 to 1,000 by the end of 2012. “I certainly wanted to understand what our troops are facing when they’re called up and when they’re sent to Kuwait or to Afghanistan, and I think it’s part of a support for them. It’s also part of a learning process for me,” Malloy said. “It’s an important opportunity, I think, which the DOD is making available to governors.”
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Group warns against distacted driving By Elizabeth Bowling Campus Correspondent Distracted driving is defined as any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and can increase the risk of crashing. It’s a serious problem, and it’s being addressed at UConn. A group of undergraduates, consisting of Kaleigh Ferguson, Emily Pangakis, Abby Brain, Pierre Giroux and Jason Kling, is voicing its fight against distracted driving. Their mission is to stop distracted driving on campus. The group, called “Just Drive,” started spreading its word on social media sites. Their petition on Facebook
states, “I pledge to refrain from behavior that will jeopardize my safety, the safety of my passengers, and those around me. This includes, but is not limited to: cell phone use, eating and drinking, excessive noise, or any behavior that will distract my focus away from the road. In short, ‘Just Drive.’” Anyone can sign this petition by copying and pasting it onto the wall of the group page “Just Drive UConn” or by tweeting it @ justdriveuconn. The group is seeking at least 100 petition “signatures” before it requests that the UConn Police brings more awareness about distracted driving to campus. Each person who signs the petition will be given a green ribbon after returning from Thanksgiving break to tie
Navy investigating Speaker gives mental, cheating on subs physical health advice
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Navy’s inspector general for the Atlantic submarine force is investigating claims that pervasive cheating has tainted exams administered to enlisted sailors and officers as part of their nuclear training. The official leading the inquiry, Pat Urello, told The Associated Press that it began in August in response to a complaint that originated in Groton, Conn., the home port of an attack submarine that was rocked by an exam-cheating scandal last year. The investigation could lead to changes for the submarine force, said Urello, the force inspector general. “We have powers to take corrective action if corrective action is warranted,” he said. Urello, who works for the submarine force commander in Norfolk, Va., said he could not provide further details.
20 drug suspects arrested in New Haven probe
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Twenty drug suspects have been rounded up federal, state and local officials over the last 48 hours as part of a probe into drug trafficking based on a single street in New Haven. A total of 28 people have been charged with federal offenses related to the trafficking of heroin, cocaine, crack and marijuana throughout Connecticut. Six of them had been arrested previously and were already in custody and two defendants are still at large. The charges resulted from two separate investigations into drug trafficking activity on a street in the Fair Haven section of New Haven. The officers making the arrest were from agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Connecticut state police and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Komisarjevsky’s stint at halfway house recounted
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut halfway house manager has testified that a man convicted in a fatal home invasion did well there after serving prison time for nearly 20 burglaries. Jaclyn Osden took the stand Wednesday in the penalty phase of Joshua Komisarjevsky’s (koh-mih-sar-JEV’-skee’s) trial. A jury that convicted him last month in the 2007 killings of a woman and her two young daughters in Cheshire will decide whether he gets the death penalty or life in prison.
Conn.’s Fairfield Univ. considers layoffs
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Fairfield University says it might have to lay off employees for the second time in recent years as it tries to close a $4.3 million budget gap. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/sdVH2u ) that Fairfield President Jeffrey von Arx told employees in a recent email that officials are making substantial efforts to minimize the number of layoffs. The university would not confirm the number of potential cuts at the school, which has about 870 employees. Some workers facing potential layoffs have been offered early retirement options and have several more weeks to decide. A university spokeswoman says the cuts would be in addition to cost savings through voluntary retirements and a recent reorganization designed to trim expenses. Fairfield also laid off more than two dozen people in 2009 amid budget cuts.
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from OUT, page 1 “We can’t be what we can’t see,” DiGiovanni said, adding that for LGBTQ people to be happy, it depends on them finding and maintaining holistic health and balance today. DiGiovanni’s solution involves going “back to the basics,” beginning with physical health. While not being specifically a nutritionist, she recommends some easy steps to better physical health. “Greens, I get so excited about greens; they’re just so important,” DiGiovanni said. To begin, she told the group not to eat iceberg lettuce, because it is mostly water and lacks nutrients. The more color, the more nutrients. Instead, she suggests kale, chard, spinach and bok choy. Moving on from greens, DiGiovanni enlightened the group on whole grains vs. “whole grain.” Whole grain bread does not count because the whole grains have been “pulverized into flour and isn’t whole anymore.” In place of bread, DiGiovanni recommends brown rice and oats. Fruits vs. fruit juice is another misconception DiGiovanni brought up. There is no fiber in fruit juice, which the body needs. Instead, eat fruit or drink water, of which people should be drinking all day.
“Your pee should be the color of light straw,” DiGiovanni joked. Beyond simple nutritional habits, she gave advice on other aspects of life as well. “Jobs, career, school should all be fun, feel good and make you financially secure otherwise what’s the point?” she said. Exercise follows the same rules; it should be fun, feel good,and be something one can look forward to. The audience then participated in an activity to see what areas of their lives they were lacking in. People were invited to share where exactly they could improve their lives. Once these areas are brought to light, they begin to be addressable. “I went to a Catholic school… and we used to always begin with a prayer: ‘God, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference,” DiGiovanni said. “So what can you do right now to change the quality of your life?” DiGiovanni expressed that everybody could shine, and to change your life you have to find what works for you. “Savor your existence,” she said.
‘Half The Sky’ chosen for UConn Reads from PRESIDENT, page 1 discussions that will bring the UConn campus together as a community, involving everybody including students, faculty, staff, alumni etc. “The campus book project will draw us together more powerfully as the intellectual, diverse community we are,” Reis said. The particular book was chosen in the hopes of connecting the campus community and inspiring conversations of change and growth here and throughout the world. The spring semester will
open with events and discussions surrounding “Half the Sky,” concluding with a visit from the authors WuDunn and Kristof. To find out about constant event updates, go to the UConn Reads website at www.uconnreads.uconn.edu. “Half the Sky” is available at the library as well as available for purchase the UConn Co-op, currently at a discount. Herbst, Reis, as well as the rest of the Steering Committee, look forward to a semester of engaging discussion and events.
around his or her car keys to serve as a reminder to not drive distractedly. Ferguson, a member of the group “Just Drive,” said, “The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers is the under-20 age group – college students. We need to spread the word on campus because we are the ones who can make a difference.” Statistics from distraction.gov said that in 2009, 20 percent of car accidents that resulted in injury involved reports of distracted driving. That same year, 5,474 people were killed in U.S. roadways, and an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving. Ferguson said, “I don’t think
there is enough awareness about distracted driving. More needs to be done to limit the amount of injuries and deaths there are because of simple distractions. “From personal experience, I know things like texting and driving, and eating and drinking while driving really distract me from the road. I got in a car accident on campus last semester because the other driver was texting. It made me realize how dangerous distracted driving is.” UConn junior Rachel Hipplewitz said, “It’s kind of scary because people drive really fast on campus already without being distracted, and there are so many pedestrians and crosswalks so it’s important to be vigilant.”
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refraining from smoking and keeping low cholesterol are all important when it comes to preventing Alzheimer’s, there is no real prevention. The Alzheimer’s Awareness Night also featured student researchers like Kevin Mastro, a 7th-semester biology and psychology major and photographer for The Daily Campus, whose grandfather had Alzheimer’s. Mastro now researches the disease at UConn, focusing on the hippocampus, the center of the brain that controls memory. Mastro described how caffeine was one of the earliest drugs given to Alzheimer’s patients. Mastro has now begun studying the use of caffeine and its potential to help Alzheimer’s patients by using animal models. As an involved member of the UConn community, Mastro encouraged attendees to get active in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Aside from contributing as neural science researchers, Mastro described other ways students can help, like fundraising and contributing to awareness efforts. “It’s easy to talk about brains, molecules and cells, but if you’ve experienced Alzheimer’s, you see it differently,” said Walikonis. This sentiment was echoed by Michelle Mellina, a member of the UConn Alzheimer’s Association and a 3rd-semester Allied Health Sciences major. Mellina, who aspires to be a physician’s assistant, first joined the Alzheimer’s Association after receiving an email from them. After having recently lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s, Mellina decided to join the association. “Alzheimer’s is a very under reasearched disease. It’s the second-most feared disease in the United States, but it receives so little attention,” Mellina said.
Alzheimer’s Association holds Awareness Night
In honor of November being Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, UConn’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Association shed light yesterday on the devastation of the disease, the factors that contribute to its onset and current research. Alzheimer’s Awareness Night opened with a short video about the prevalence and effects of the disease and helped attendees to better understand the effects Alzheimer’s disease has on patients’ personal relationships. Following the short film, the Alzheimer’s Awareness Night featured Dr. Randall Walikonis of UConn’s Physiology and Neurobiology Department. Walikonis first told attendees the story of Auguste Deter, the first patient observed to have Alzheimer’s. Today, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, according to Walikonis, with 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases being Alzheimer’s cases. It is the sixth-leading cause of death, with 30 million deaths from Alzheimer’s worldwide. Walikonis described that the percentage of most major diseases as a course of death have decreased. For instance, breast cancer as a cause of death has decreased 3 percent since last year. However, Alzheimer’s has increased 66 percent as a cause of death, while HIV, breast cancer and heart disease have decreased as a cause of death. Walikonis discussed the stages of Alzheimer’s and the causes of the disease, including an in-depth discussion of Beta Amyloid, which studies have shown is linked to every case of Alzheimer’s disease. Walikonis then explained the genetic risk factors that lead to Alzheimer’s disease, like apolipoprotein E4. Although staying active,
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signatures in support of the bill. The authors collaborated with the UConn branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, Launching Activism Via Art, Idealists United and Students for a Sensible Drug Policy. The meeting let out before
they could vote on an act about freedom of speech for members of USG, an act about the Student Affairs Committee and its subcommittees and before members could be nominated for a funding task force.
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GOP hopefuls challenge Obama on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls are focusing on Iran as a weak spot in President Barack Obama’s foreign policy record, and they’re reviving many of the arguments that neoconservative proponents of armed intervention against Tehran lost in the latter years of George W. Bush’s presidency. Spurred by a recent United Nations report on Iran’s nuclear weapons research, the leading GOP candidates are presenting themselves as hawkish alternatives to Obama and his administration’s two-track policy of pressuring and engaging the Islamic republic. They propose more drastic approaches to prevent Iran from developing an atomic bomb — from funding armed rebel movements to launching military attacks. “If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon,” Mitt Romney said during Saturday’s foreign policy debate in South Carolina. “If you elect me as the next president, they will not have a nuclear weapon.” The former Massachusetts governor and Republican front-runner said the U.S. should be “working with the insurgents in the country to encourage regime change.” But, if “there’s nothing else we can do besides take military action, then of course you take military action.” The killing of Osama bin Laden, NATO’s successful Libya campaign and as-promised U.S. troop drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan have helped trans-
form foreign policy into one of Obama’s strengths as he prepares for a difficult re-election campaign focused on the economy. Obama has failed to advance IsraeliPalestinian peace talks, but that elusive goal has confounded every American president since Jimmy Carter. Iran’s nuclear program offers an unusual point of attack for the Republican candidates. The paucity of reliable public information makes it hard to assess whether the Obama administration has hampered Iran’s nuclear ambitions or allowed their advance, offering plenty of space for GOP candidates to present alternative tactics. “There are a number of ways to be smart about Iran and relatively few ways to be dumb, and the administration skipped all the ways to be smart,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said at Saturday’s debate. He called for “maximum covert operations to block and disrupt the Iranian program” and backed Romney’s call for possible military action. If “the dictatorship persists, you have to take whatever steps are necessary to break its capacity to have a nuclear weapon.” Seeking to one-up Gingrich, longshot candidate Rick Santorum said there “isn’t going to be enough time” for tougher sanctions on Iran and more support for pro-democracy groups. He acknowledged the Obama administration’s possible involvement in some of the covert attacks on Iran’s nuclear program. But he suggested an even tough-
In this Nov. 12, 2011, Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a debate in Spartanburg, S.C. The Republican presidential hopefuls are focusing on Iran as a weak spot in President Barack Obama’s foreign policy record, and they’re reviving many of the arguments that neoconservative proponents of armed intervention against Tehran lost in the latter years of George W. Bush’s presidency.
er approach alongside Israel to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities preemptively — similar to the operations the Jewish state conducted against Iraq in 1981 and Syria four years ago. The Reagan administration fumed over the first; the Bush administration acquiesced by silence to the second. Iran insists its nuclear program is designed solely for peaceful processes, but an International Atomic Energy Agency report last week strongly suggested work toward atomic weaponry. The program has been hindered in recent years
by the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists, a virulent computer virus attacking its facilities and other possible interference — which may or may not have been the result of covert American or Israeli activity. For all the early talk of engagement, Obama has stuck largely to the Bush administration’s latteryear policies of negotiations with Iran alongside international pressure without the inflammatory rhetoric such as accusations of Tehran’s membership in an “axis of evil.”
Cain accuser who settled keeps quiet
In this Nov. 8, 2011 fie photo, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain addresses the media in Scottsdale, Ariz. GOP presidential candidates Cain and Rick Perry are confronting campaign crises, each markedly different and each being handled in different ways. Cain is responding to allegations of sexual harassment with defiant denials. Perry is using humor to laugh off an embarrassing, forgetful moment during a debate.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first woman known to have filed a sexual harassment claim against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain while he ran a trade group shows no interest in revealing her identity or publicly discussing her accusations against the Georgia businessman. The woman, who works for one of New Jersey’s largest lobbying firms, has deliberately made herself scarce. She has taken time off work, avoided
staying at her home and dodged reporters’ visits, phone calls and emails for weeks since news surfaced about her sexual harassment claim against Cain. Her family, including a brother who is a lawyer and lists employment cases among his specialties, has declined interview requests. She’s also steered clear of efforts by other women who have accused Cain of harassment and who hoped to appear together at a news conference to discuss details of their complaints
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against the businessman while he led the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. Joel Bennett, a Washington lawyer representing another woman who settled a complaint against Cain, said last week that his client hasn’t heard from her former restaurant association colleague from New Jersey and won’t go forward with a news conference unless she does. None of this comes as a surprise to those who know the New Jersey woman, all of whom agreed to speak to the AP on condition of anonymity to respect her desire for privacy. The AP knows her identity but is not disclosing it to protect her privacy. She’s the behind-the-scenes researcher in a lobbying firm built by some of the state’s most prominent political figures from both parties. Yet few who walk the halls of the Statehouse know her. It’s a stark contrast to the very public career of Karen Kraushaar, Bennett’s client, who has served as a public spokeswoman for various federal agencies. Or the dramatic, nationally televised news conference last week by Sharon Bialek, a Chicago woman who stood with high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred to offer cringe-inducing accusations that Cain tried to force himself on her.
Cain has denied the women’s allegations and has promised to fight back against others who make such claims. Kraushaar confirmed her identity last week. Bialek said she came forward to provide “a face and a voice” for other accusers who wouldn’t speak publicly. A fourth woman told The Associated Press that she had considered filing a sexual harassment complaint against Cain when she worked at the restaurant association, but didn’t and said she doesn’t want to speak publicly. The New Jersey woman, now 43, was in her early 30s in 1998 when she accused Cain of inappropriate behavior. She worked on the trade group’s political and fundraising efforts. She agreed to leave her job after receiving a $35,000 payment to resolve concerns about Cain and other undisclosed problems, according to The New York Times. Kraushaar left the association about a year later after receiving a settlement of $45,000 to resolve her complaint against Cain, according to Politico, the political news website that broke the harassment story. Politico also reported that the New Jersey woman complained that Cain invited her to his hotel room after an association event.
Congress easily OKs bill for vets, contractors
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans rallied on a rare patch of common ground Wednesday and Congress approved legislation helping government contractors and unemployed veterans, finally giving President Barack Obama the chance to sign the first, tiny shred of his $447 billion jobs bill into law. The House sent the bill to the White House by an overwhelming 422-0, six days after the Senate passed it 95-0. The legislation creates tax breaks for companies hiring jobless veterans a part of Obama’s jobs plan and beefs up vets’ job-training and counseling programs. It also repeals a 2006 law that would require the federal, state and local governments to withhold 3 percent of their payments to contractors. That statute, which doesn’t take effect until 2013, was supposed to pressure contractors to fully pay their taxes, but lawmakers now say the withholding would deny cash to companies that they could better use to hire more workers. Obama’s signature would let him and lawmakers claim credit for protecting jobs at a time when the public is clearly furious over the nation’s unemployment rate, which has been stuck at around 9 percent. Despite the unity shown Wednesday, the day’s debate underscored the stark gulf that separates the two parties over how to fix the struggling economy, a division that is likely to dominate next year’s presidential and congressional elections. Republicans said it was time for the Senate to approve nearly 20 House-passed bills that they say would create jobs, mostly by repealing or blocking energy regulations and others, and tout-
Airline trade group sues over loan guarantees
The trade group for U.S. airlines sued on Wednesday over loan guarantees for a jet order by Air India, saying the U.S.-backed loans are hurting more American workers than they help. The Air Transport Association sued the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The bank’s job is to guarantee loans that help American companies doing business overseas, including Boeing Co. The lawsuit seeks to force the Ex-Im bank to reverse plans to guarantee up to $3.4 billion in loans for Air India to buy 30 Boeing planes, including 27 of its new 787s. The lawsuit claims that the bank guarantees allow foreign airlines to save money on new planes, resulting in unfair competition. The lawsuit claims a foreign airline buying a Boeing 777 would save about $5 million a year in interest payments with an Ex-Im backed loan compared
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There is no place in U.S. society for waterboarding
uring last Saturday’s GOP debate, 2012 presidential candidates Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann declared their support for waterboarding. This controversial procedure was deemed to be an “enhanced interrogation technique” by the last Bush Administration, but was banned under President Barack Obama. Those politicians who argue for returning to the Bush era definition express a questionable understanding of fundamental human rights and the international law under which even the United States is bound. They ought to reject waterboarding once and for all because this nation is better than promoting such condemnable behavior. According to the UN Convention Against Torture, which the United States signed and, therefore, is legally obligated to follow, torture means “any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession.” During waterboarding, a cloth is placed over a restrained captive’s face, and water is poured onto it to simulate drowning. The intended result is, obviously, to acquire information by causing pain. As the internationally accepted UN definition states, an interrogation method does not have to include the possibility of death for it to be torture. This editorial does not condemn the entire GOP, which lacks consensus regarding waterboarding. Though presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney joined Bachmann and Cain in endorsing this procedure, fellow candidates Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul dissented. “We diminish our standing in the world and the values that we project ... when we torture,” argued Huntsman. Ron Paul agreed with the former Utah governor: “Waterboarding is torture ... It’s illegal under international law and under our law.” Paul is quite right. And the international law he cites, the aforementioned Convention Against Torture, was signed by the United States in April 1988 under GOP President Ronald Reagan. The Reagan Administration included, the United States has historically considered waterboarding to be torture. During the International Military Tribunal for the Far East following World War II, Japanese soldiers were either hanged or given severe prison sentences for administering what was interchangeably called “water cure” and “waterboarding.” The United States is better than stooping to the level of our past enemies, regardless of the intel we receive from the procedure. Politicians who support waterboarding endorse electorally unpopular beliefs. According to a 2009 New York Times/CBS News poll, 71 percent of Americans agree that waterboarding is torture. On a merely self-serving, voter-based rationale, candidates will gain support from opposing the procedure. Do the circumstances ever justify the United States sanctioning behavior for which we once punished with execution? Morals are complex for those without principles. For those like Bachmann and Cain who believe that the ends justify the means, the answer is sometimes “yes.” For those who believe in fundamental truths that cannot be arbitrarily changed, then the answer is “no.” Sometimes the answer is that simple. 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.
To girls who turn on the water when they go to the bathroom: someone is going to have to explain to me why. You’re just wasting water... it’s not like we DON’T know what’s going on in there. Study for my two exams tomorrow and go to bed? No thanks, I’ll stay up until 3:30 playing Skyrim for the fourth night in a row. To the group of people who hang out on the Shippee patio at 1 in the morning and are always ridiculously loud: Shut up. To the kid I roared at over dinner tonight: Sorry. Yeah... There’s really no explanation. But thanks for taking it really well. People usually don’t. To the girl walking around in a fur coat and 4 inch heels yesterday: Weather forecasts exist. NSFH = Not Safe For Homer. R.I.P Suzette Berrincha. You will never be forgotten. May the loss of this beautiful life stand as a final lesson that the time has come to take domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence seriously. To victims all over the world, your stories empower the movement to cease this atrocious behavior, and create a world of peace.
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Don’t ever trust the quiet ones
love to eavesdrop. And I do it all the time. For those of you who don’t know me on a personal level, please feel free to take this as a forewarning or a gracious heads-up. My close friends and family are already accustomed to this favorite pastime of mine and now simply accept it with a calm, if not slightly annoyed acquiescence. I’m not exactly sure when or even how I fostered and refined my flair for eavesdropping, but I do have my theories. I was never the most popular or memorable kid in school. In fact, if you were to round By Ryan Gilbert up all of my eleAssociate Commentary Editor mentary, middle and high school peers, bring them to my childhood home, tell them my name, show them a family album’s worth of photos, play for them video recordings of school productions and even lower me from the rafters, they almost certainly wouldn’t remember who I am. Now, don’t feel blue or anything about this because I’m OK with it. Seriously. The invisibility cloak that was my school uniform gave me the chance to sharpen my memory and sense of humor. By being Lonely Boy (“Gossip Girl” heart) in school, I had so many opportunities to listen in on a myriad of conversations. In elementary school, I knew who was eating their Elmer’s paste. I knew everyone’s favorite color. I knew who was still wetting the bed (P.S. We could have been friends, you know). In middle school, I knew who thought who was cute or gross. I knew everyone’s locker. I knew whose parents were divorcing. In high school, things real-
ly started to get juicy. And by that I mean I learned everything about everyone’s sex life (or lack thereof) because that is what all of the conversations were about. High school also allowed me the occasion to put my now rock-solid memory and, if I do say so myself, charming character to work. My high school had a weekly radio show, and every year, the media technology teacher chose a senior in his class to be the host. Well, only about 30 students took this
“I gave him some spiel about how I would be honored to anchor the show and that he could trust me. He trusted me. He shouldn’t have.” class and half of those students were confused potheads (“Wait…so uhh this uhh class isn’t about uhh videogames, man?”). So, that left 14 others and me in the annual radio show host competition. I pulled some sly “MissionImpossible”-like moves in that class to convince each and every other student that he or she most definitely did not want to take on the arduous and thankless responsibility of hosting the radio show. “You have to get up so early.” “It’s radio, so nobody’s even going to see your purty face.” “I’ve heard they make you play the worst music.” Then, I sashayed over to the teacher’s desk where I gave him some spiel about how I would be honored to anchor the show and that he could trust me. He trusted me. He shouldn’t have. I hosted my high school’s radio show for four riveting and, in the end, destructive weeks.
Armed with my mental catalog of my peers’ conversations and revelations, I spent two hours airing out everyone’s dirty laundry live. “Alicia So-And-So and Bobby What’sHis-Name lost their virginities to one another two weeks ago in Bobby’s car. Isn’t that sweet? What’s sweeter is that, apparently, Alicia was born with two hymens because, according to her BFF Lindsay Something-Or-Other, she lost her first one to James I-Forget-What-It-Is four weeks ago after they finished half a bottle of Kahlua together. Jamaican coffee liqueur: bringing us all together.” I couldn’t have begged for a better gig. I had spent years and years accumulating a vault’s worth of information about my classmates, and now I had something to do with all of it. I barely ever spoke in school, so nobody knew whose voice was on FM 88.1 melodiously dictating everyone else’s personal secrets, confessions and coverups. I got away with it at first by making certain apologies and concessions to school administrators, but ultimately they relieved me of my duties and threatened my academic standing. Also, my peers soon figured out who I was, but their bewilderment wasn’t as quickly alleviated. The ability to artfully eavesdrop and remember everything you’ve seen and heard is (not to sound too hackneyed) a blessing and a curse. There isn’t a “Be a Good Person For Dummies,” and I abused my...talent. I guess the lesson that I’m trying to convey here is with great power comes great responsibility, and never trust the quiet ones. Oh, I don’t know! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Associate Commentary Editor Ryan Gilbert is a 7thsemester journalism major. He can be reached at Ryan.Gilbert@UConn.edu.
Recent Iraq War developments deserved more attention
eginning in 2003, coverage of the war in Iraq dominated the news media. One could not open up a newspaper or watch the nightly news without being updated on developments concerning Iraq. Leading up to the war, we were informed of the government’s concerns over possible weapons of mass destruction By Grace Malloy and terrorist connections Staff Columnist in Iraq. In March 2003, we witnessed the “shock and awe” bombing campaign. In April 2003, we watched video of a statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled. In December 2003, we learned of Saddam Hussein’s capture. In 2004, the media reported on the failure to find weapons in Iraq, suicide bombings, torture at Abu Ghraib prison and more. For years onward, the American public ate up coverage on Iraq, hungry for the latest in the “War on Terrorism”. But then, beginning in 2008, coverage began to decline. And in 2011, coverage of the Iraq War reached its lowest point, according to the Pew Research
Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. In April 2011, only 0.1 percent of news media coverage had to do with the Iraq War. While I am not keen on the media shoving Iraq coverage down our throats, I do think that developments in the war during the past year should have gotten more attention. The public, as a whole, has a shortterm memory when it comes to major world events. When an event breaks, it’s all we digest. For example, if a devastating natural disaster occurs, such as Hurricane Katrina or the earthquake in Haiti, we dedicate our time and money to aiding the victims. But after some time passes (maybe a few months or a year), we forget about it. We stop talking about it. We stop donating money. Thoughts about the victims are increasingly replaced with thoughts about what to make for dinner, when we will have time to go grocery shopping, whether to buy those new shoes we’ve been wanting, etc. But just because the disaster is no longer at the forefront of our minds doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily over. The way that the media
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reports on natural disasters and other major world events contributes to our tendency to forget as time goes on. The media reports heavily on breaking news, but then drops the ball when it comes to covering the long-term effects of a particular event. However, this should not be happening with the Iraq War. It is important for the American public to be aware of what is continuing to go on in Iraq. For example, in June 2011, there were 15 American fatalities, which is the most in a month since June 2009. In August, a series of attacks in Iraq killed 90 Iraqis and injured 315. It was the deadliest day of 2011 for the Iraqi people. But for one reason or another, these facts barely made it into the news, and certainly not the mainstream news. That is not ok. We need to know that just because the war was “officially” declared over and the government is pulling troops out of Iraq, it does not mean that violence and destruction in the country have ceased. We also need to know that once that last troop exits Iraq, it does not mean that “success” has been reached and activities in Iraq
are no longer of U.S. concern. The public needs to be aware of the aftermath of a war, and it is the news media’s responsibility to inform the public of that. Ramzy Baroud wrote in an editorial published in Al-Ahram Weekly Online: “It might take us years to truly understand the magnitude of what has since transpired in Iraq. Death and destruction have hovered over the country, killing and wounding hundreds of thousands, sending millions into exile and millions more have been classified by UN agencies as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). It was a horror show that cannot be captured with the language of reason, but every moment of it was experienced by millions of ordinary people, punished severely for a crime they never committed.” This type of suffering will continue to devastate the Iraqi people, even after our troops are long gone. The media cannot let the American public forget that. Staff Columnist Grace Malloy is a 7th-semester political science and journalism double major. She can be reached at Grace.Malloy@UConn.edu.
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Horoscopes by Brian Ingmanson To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Go with it. A lucky break has you in action. Leave flexibility in the schedule, and be light on your feet. You’re persuasive as can be. Put out an invitation. Listen. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Dream a little dream of love. How much do you need to make it work? Figure the costs and the income possibilities. If you don’t try, you won’t know if it works. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Talk over those crazy schemes. Group thinking hatches some profitable ideas by merging bits together that no one person could have come up with alone. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You could get very busy. Make sure to balance your chores with some rest so that you don’t burn out or get sick. Slow down to avoid accidents. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- The Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius leaves the door open for romance. There’s more work coming in, though, so find a way to balance it all. A technical friend helps out.
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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Don’t miss the opportunity to renew family ties. Have the party at your house, if you get the chance. Make it a potluck, and the share the expense and the joy. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Folks don’t always agree. Tempers could flare. Walks outside can cool those jets. Allow everyone to keep their point of view. Compassion is your gift. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Objects of desire are tempting you to a potential spending spree. Stick to the budget, and keep it practical. There’s plenty of work. Pay into savings first.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Here’s your well-deserved time in the spotlight. Take advantage, and use it to make a difference. Start with a clean slate. Add a touch of glamour. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 5 -- Give yourself permission to disconnect and spend sometime with your thoughts. Go ahead and rest. The next two days are good for treasure hunting. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Make time for friends, and savor it. Listen to what they’ve been learning. A shift in the career status quo opens a new range of play with new options.
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Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Take advantage of opening doors. Your wild side is becoming more attractive, and you’re wiser. Don’t let anyone intimidate you. Employ a hairbrush.
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Oil hits $100 per barrel as US economy slowly
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices hit $100 a barrel on Wednesday after a six-week surge that may drive gasoline prices higher in coming months and slow the fragile economic recovery. For now, there a few reasons to explain why oil jumped 30 percent higher since early October. One is promising. The U.S. economy continued to show signs of strength, meaning that the thirst for fuel may grow. The other factor is troublesome, as concerns rise about potential disruptions to critical and tightening world oil supplies, including unrest in the key oil-producing areas of the Middle East and Africa. The price run-up has led to increasing numbers of investors, such as major investment funds, pension funds, money managers and other speculators, to flood back into commodities markets. “This thing is on fire,” independent oil trader Stephen Schork said. “Everyone’s gobbling oil up.” The benchmark oil price rose by 3.2 percent Wednesday alone, ending the day at $102.59 per barrel, after a Canadian pipeline company announced it would ship crude away from a key Midwest delivery point. It was the first time since July that oil rose above the $100 mark. So far, the jump in prices hasn’t pushed gasoline prices higher. Gasoline prices are being held in check because motorists are driving less than they did
during the summer vacation season. Refineries also are allowed to make cheaper winter fuel blends this time of year. Still, if oil holds above $100 per barrel for long, gasoline will inevitably rise from a national average of $3.402 on Wednesday. Analysts are already predicting pump prices above $4 per gallon in the spring. It’s tough to say how high oil will go. After a similar surge in the spring, prices fell in April from this year’s peak near $114 per barrel on fears of another U.S. recession and as industrialized nations planned and later released emergency supplies. The springtime rise sharply curtailed economic growth. Consumers had fewer dollars to spend on other goods because gas cost so much more. There was even talk of $5 a gallon. The national average hit $3.9845 per gallon on May 5. Consumer spending, which drives the U.S. economy, nearly came to a halt. The 0.7 percent growth in the spring quarter was the slowest since the recession ended in June 2009. “Consumers had to pull back on other spending to fill up their gas tanks,” said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody’s Analytics. Americans are devoting more of their income to gasoline than ever this year. The Oil Price Information Service says that U.S. households have spent 8.4 percent of their income on gasoline, up from 6.7 percent in
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rick Perry is done telling jokes. After days of self-deprecating humor following another high-profile debate misstep, the Republican presidential candidate tried to continue with business as usual Wednesday in his first swing through New Hampshire in nearly three weeks. It was a day marked by aggressive rhetoric. Perry vowed to “take an ax” to federal government departments, “tear down” Washington institutions and “use a sledgehammer to get the job done.” “I’m the outsider who’s willing to step on people’s toes if that’s what’s required,” he told dozens of supporters gathered inside a packed Veterans of Foreign Wars hall. The Texas governor didn’t mention his gaffe during a nationally televised debate last week when he failed to recall a fundamental piece of his economic plan — an embarrassing episode that Republicans here described as Perry’s “oops” moment. While supporters continued to express optimism in his chances of winning the nom-
ination, the misstep affected even Perry’s most loyal Granite State supporters. “My heart kind of fell,” said Cliff Hurst, a prominent Perry supporter. He said what happened has “made it a little bit harder when you’re reaching out” to get others to support Perry’s campaign. But as Perry tried to turn the page, he also faced new questions about an immigration record that has caused widespread concern among conservative activists. At a Perry town hall-style meeting earlier Wednesday, those trying to attend what was billed as a public event were asked to prove they are American citizens. The forum was hosted by Granite State Manufacturing, a Manchester company that handles some defense contracts for the federal government. There was some confusion about whether foreigners would be barred. Citing federal regulations, a company employee sat beside a Perry campaign staffer at the door and asked people for driver’s licenses or other identifica-
In ths Nov. 13, 2011 file photo, a gasoline tanker makes a delivery at a Sheetz Mini-Mart, in Altoona, Pa. Oil prices hit $100 per barrel for the first time in nearly four months as U.S. supplies dropped, and a pipeline deal promised to cut them further.
2010 and 7.9 percent in 2008. A variety of factors since have pushed oil prices above $100 again. The U.S. bounced back from the spring and appears to have
avoided a recession: Over the past several weeks, economic reports have shown that consumers are spending more, and manufacturing activity continues to grow.
Perry all business in NH amid immigration woes
Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is greeted by a young supporter during a campaign stop at a VFW post, Wednesday, Nov. 16.
tion to prove citizenship. The employee, who refused to give her name, said noncitizens wouldn’t be allowed in.Another company employee, assembly manager Shawn O’Hagan, later said immigrants should not have been barred from attending. But he said anyone who couldn’t prove their citizenship would have to
be escorted inside. It was unclear whether any immigrants attended. While Perry’s rivals faced similar restrictions when they held events at companies that handle federal defense contracts, the issue brought unwanted attention Wednesday to Perry’s complicated immigration record.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Ford Escape is getting a long overdue makeover, ditching its boxy styling for a sleek look that Ford hopes will outshine competitors. It has reason to be confident: Ford Explorer SUV sales are at a four-year high thanks to a similar redesign last year. Ford will unveil the 2013 Escape at the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday. It goes on sale early next year. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it will likely start around $25,000. The Escape’s boxy profile was looking stale in a market full of newer, more aerodynamic competitors like the Chevrolet Equinox. The new Escape, which was designed in Europe, now has the elegant, tapered look of Ford’s other new models, including the Fiesta subcompact and Edge crossover. In addition to better styling, customers have been asking for more features and better fuel economy, said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas. The more aerodynamic design, along with three updated engine choices, will help improve fuel economy from 28 mpg to as high as 33 mpg. Ford will discontinue the hybrid Escape, noting that its EcoBoost gas engines get better fuel economy than the 31 mpg on the current hybrid. The Escape has some whizbang features, including a liftgate that opens when the driver makes a slight kicking motion under the bumper and a system that parallel parks the vehicle automatically with the press of a button. The Escape will still tow up to 3,500 pounds, or enough for a one-ton boat on its trailer. The Escape, which went on sale 11 years ago, had its last
big makeover in 2008. Even then, critics said it was too dated and not efficient enough compared to newer rivals. Escape sales drooped and a rival, the Honda CR-V, outsold it until this year, when Japan’s earthquake disrupted supplies and hurt Honda’s sales. The Escape regained the lead. Honda will push to recapture those sales with a new CR-V that will also be shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will go on sale by the end of this year. Honda, which got rid of the boxier style in 2007, is making more subtle changes to the CR-V’s styling, giving it more of a forward slant and an edgier look. It has also tweaked the engine to deliver better fuel economy, from 28 mpg to 31 mpg. New features include a split rear seat that folds down and a system that reads text messages to the driver. Honda’s relatively minor changes could hurt its sales in the face of the strong competition from Ford, said Aaron Bragman, an auto analyst with IHS Global Insight. “It’s a very good vehicle, but others have made such leaps that a little bit refinement isn’t going fast enough,” Bragman said. But others expect the CR-V will remain a strong seller because of its good reputation. Both Ford and Honda did all the right things with their redesigns, including improving fuel economy and styling and making their interiors more luxurious, said Michelle Krebs, a senior analyst with car information site Edmunds. com. “I don’t think either company will have a speck of problem selling all they can make in a decent economy,” Krebs said.
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tic renditions of the classics, including the Beatles’ “In My Life” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” African singer/songwriter Ilo Ferreira will kick off tonight’s concert with some of his own pop-rock pieces. Tickets for the event are $30 for floor, $28 for mezzanine, $15 for non-UConn students and $10 for UConn students. The Jorgensen box office is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and will open one hour before the show as well.
As we approach the epitome of all food-centered Holidays – Thanksgiving, in case you didn’t figure it out – I’ve started to take the time to reflect on what my role is at Thanksgiving Dinner. As a college kid, your duties probably don’t extend far beyond “champion eater” when Turkey Day rolls around, but a lot of us want to contribute more. I try every year to quietly insert myself into the kitchen to help with the cooking, but with 5-7 Italian mothers and grandmothers already in there dominating the arena, I always get pushed out within minutes. I usually end up doing the same job I’ve done since I was six: setting the table or cuddling with my own personal bottle of wine on the couch. So, for the many of us who want to show off our culinary skills during one of the few days you can make something incredibly extravagant that even your family members on diets will eat, you have to plan ahead. What you make has to be something that you can either pop in the oven before it goes onto the dinner table, or something that is already cooked. The route that I like to take every year is supplying a dessert, which is what people really want anyway. While everyone churns out a pumpkin pie year after year, get creative and make something like pumpkin cookies or pumpkin cheesecake. Or go a different route completely, and make something simple like chocolate-chip cookies or white chocolate fudge. Baking is also a great route since you don’t take up any space in the kitchen. The oven becomes a coveted piece of equipment during the few hours before dinner, and usually the turkey gets prime positioning. Thus, when you show up with your green bean casserole and want to pop it in the oven, you’d have a better shot getting it cooked by building your own fire outside and cooking it there. Another great way to contribute is to take the appetizer route. I can’t even count all the times I got really infatuated with some type of finger food that was placed out before dinner, and I ended up eating so much of it that I wasn’t very hungry for my actual meal. Not that that’s stopped me. Get yourself some fancy crackers from the grocery store, make a delicious dip to go with them and I guarantee that people will be asking for the recipe. My aunt makes a crab dip that our family literally goes crazy over, and I once hunted down the creator of a buffalo chicken dip because I decided I couldn’t live without it anymore after eating half the bowl. The point of both those stories is that the appetizers are a very underrated part of Thanksgiving Dinner, and your family will be very appreciative when something besides pretzels and shrimp cocktail is up for grabs. As an 18 to 21-year-old, you kind of have to accept that you’re never going to be the one who gets to cook the turkey. My mom has yet to let me even hold the hand mixer to make the mashed potatoes. Older family members tend to think that everything us college kids touch turns to crap, so surprise them by turning up at Thanksgiving Dinner with something you already made and you’ll slowly start to gain their trust as one of the Thanksgiving chefs in the family.
By John Tyczkowski Associate Focus Editor Many students on campus know that there’s an infirmary that they can go to whenever they’re sick, but that’s about where their knowledge of student healthcare options on campus ends. In fact, Student Health Services is much more than just a building, and the Student Health Advisory Council, true to its motto, “Your voice in student healthcare,” aims to show that to the student population. The Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is not a new organization to campus; in fact, it’s been around for as long as Student Health Services (SHS) and the infirmary has been open. Across the United States, all universities are required by law to have an organization of this type in order to be able to run healthcare programs and open infirmaries for students. UConn’s SHAC has only recently been getting more involved in its role, due to the efforts of its newly elected executive board. The president of SHAC is Nikita Pradhan, a 7th-semester individualized major in health and health policy. Its chief financial officer is Kimberly Lee, a 7th-semester nursing major and the secretary is Sarah Ushay, a 7th-semester biology major. Their dates of joining SHAC range from last semester to two years ago. Nevertheless all are committed to increasing its role on campus and bringing
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A member of the Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) informs a UConn student about SHAC’s mission and what they plan to do for UConn students at the Involvement Fair in September.
knowledge of its mission to the forefront. The changes in SHAC procedure have begun this semester. Previously, SHAC had considered sending out a full survey to all UConn undergraduate students about nearly every aspect of SHS, and then analyzing the results. However, this proved to be too ambitious, and SHAC decided to implement a smaller plan of gathering feedback for the seven individual departments and analyzing it at that level instead, creating a single standard metric to analyze and respond to student feedback. “This time, we’re trying to
keep our goals simple so that they’re achievable, but still useful to students,” Pradhan said. Other issues that SHAC faced in the past included being organized as part of UConn’s Department of Health and Wellness, not as part of SHS. “It just didn’t make any sense,” Lee said. “We’d have to go outside [our own bureaucracy] to work with SHS, who we were more affiliated with.” SHAC’s recent reorganization into SHS has broken down those bureaucratic barriers and stands to help with SHAC’s efforts to increase responsiveness to students.
Also, since SHAC can never be disbanded as long as SHS and UConn exist, there are many long-range plans for the organization that the executive board is attempting to lay down the groundwork for this year. These include a revamping of the SHAC website to include profiles and bios of SHS doctors, a “how to” guide for students planning on visiting the infirmary and using all of SHS’s services and other methods of increasing transparency among the student body. In addition, all the information that is currently being collected from students is set to be analysed and applied in the coming
semesters, and the goal of solidifying ties between SHAC and SHS is central to better serving students now that the two are part of the same organizational structure. Another major priority is to overhaul and improve healthcare options and access for veterans at UConn. “At the end of the day, we want students to know that there is someone in their corner working for them,” Ushay said. SHAC meets weekly on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in SHS room 306. For more information, visit shs.uconn.edu/ shac.html.
Hawaiian musician Gym Class Heroes’ second album is missing identity to show off ukulele skills at Jorgensen
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By Aaron Burstein Campus Correspondent
Gym Class Heroes’ latest album, “The Papercut Chronicles II,” is a sequel to their most acclaimed release. It’s a clear attempt to recapture some of their fame after years of irrelevance. While the original, “The Papercut Chronicles,” wasn’t the masterpiece people might imagine it to be, “The Papercut
Chronicles II” is still massively inferior. Ultimately, it’s a boring, uncharismatic hiphop album that lacks identity and focus. The album starts out with “Za Intro,” mirroring the opening track from the original “The Papercut Chronicles” with a rambling computer voice that sounds like a hip-hop version of Radiohead’s “Fitter Happier.” It’s pointless, annoying and fails to be humorous in the way it was intended, but it’s just an intro track, so it’s not particularly significant to the album as a whole. It’s the actual songs that fully depict the extent of Gym Class Heroes’ mistake. The following track, titled “Martyrial Girls,” actually manages to show some promise. It’s a little on the straightforward side from a rhythmic perspective, but it has a strong sense of motion and a hard-hitting vocal delivery that definitely makes for some satisfying listening material. Unfortunately, the nu-metal-style chorus (think Limp Bizkit) kills the momentum, and the album never quite redeems itself. The remainder of the tracks range from
bad to unmemorable. Gym Class Heroes’ instrumental setup comes from a clear poprock tradition that neuters the more aggressive hip-hop tendencies of the band. Most of the backing instrumentation would pass as meaningless filler on a normal rock album. The choruses evidence a similar lack of compositional ability. Taken to an even greater extreme, songs like “Life Goes On” and “Ass Back Home” are saccharine pop rap without the catchiness that the scene demands. The
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melodies are weak, and the backing instrumentation lacks teeth. In terms of songwriting, Gym Class Heroes and their frontman Travie McCoy are known for including a distinctly humorous, tonguein-cheek element to their lyrics. However, in the case of “The Papercut Chronicles II,” most of the tracks are far too whiny and self-pitying to be amusing. The song “Nil-Nil-Draw” represents the worst excesses in this respect, mixing tearful anger with lyrical vomit over a hackneyed Eminem impression. Overall, “The Papercut Chronicles II” is a lukewarm effort from a musical act that’s currently struggling to re-assert itself. While the album occasionally manages to lock in, the moments are fleeting. As a whole, none of the tracks really strike a convincing chord. The album’s main single, “Stereo Hearts,” even acknowledges that “good music can be so hard to find.” It’s a problem for many, and Gym Class Heroes are doing nothing to fix it.
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Jake Shimabukuro plays the ukulele. He will be performing tonight at 7:30 in Jorgensen.
By Purbita Saha Focus Editor Ukulele expert Jake Shimabukuro will be performing tonight at 7:30 in Jorgensen. Shimabukuro, who was born and raised in Hawaii, rose to fame after he joined the band Pure Heart. In 2001, however, he embarked on a solo career. He has since been touring around the world, playing at multiple jazz festivals and collaborating with country artist Jimmy Buffett. Shimabukuro is beloved for his acous-
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R.E.M. gives reason for listeners to become devoted fans By Julie Bartoli Senior Staff Writer
1. “Under The Mistletoe,” Justin Bieber 2. “Ambition,” Wale 3. “Four The Record,” Miranda Lambert 4. “Someone To Watch Over Me,” Susan Boyle 5. “21,” Adele 6. “Ceremonials,” Florence & The Machine 7. “Mylo Xyloto,” Coldplay 8. “Christmas,” Michael Buble 9. “Open Invitation,” Tyrese 10. “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson
Even those of us who weren’t lucky enough to experience R.E.M. in their prime (the Bill Berry years) have developed a certain sense of nostalgia for the jangle-pop pioneers. Whether you’ve painstakingly collected their back catalog or heard a few hits, the foursome as Georgia effectively touched
Order is key in greatest hits collections, and “Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage” thrives in this category. With a discography that branches into a variety of genres, they managed to choose pieces that melded together to create one unit. It plays as a cohesive whole, not an MTV Unplugged-esque hour of hits. My one reservation was the inclusion of “Supernatural
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upon your aural experience. This is why casual fans and devotees alike should invest in “Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage.” Released Tuesday, the 40-track double-LP captures the complete essence of R.E.M. The album plays as a chronological tour of R.E.M. through the years. It encapsulates all 15 studio albums along with “Gardening At Night” from their first EP as the opening cut.
Superserious” and “Living Well is the Best Revenge” on disc two. Nothing off “Accelerate” should have been incorporated into a greatest hits collection, especially not the band’s final work. “Accelerate” is a joke because R.E.M. took it as a joke. No one in the group seemed to fully understand how they became involved in the making of the album, so they rushed through it for the sake of finishing. The result sounds like the band’s pathet-
By Jamil Larkins Campus Correspondent
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It would be an understatement to say that “Take Care” by Drake is the most anticipated album of 2011. In the same year that Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem all dropped albums, I’d argue that the sophomore release by Drake is the biggest, or at least the most talked about, of the bunch. As one of the most popular artists in the genre, Drake has seen a large amount of his success this year through selected cameos on other artists’ hit records. Though he is still a relatively new artist compared to others, listeners and music fans all around the world have enough material to form an opinion on the rapper from Toronto. Fans of Drake praise him for his song-writing ability and versatility through singing. Critics of Drake point to a wide array of emotions plaguing his tracks, to the point where it can barely be called rap anymore. I consider myself a proud member of the latter. Now, let’s get into the album. Drake has built his career off of two main themes in his music. On one end, he constantly outlines his rise to success and fortunes, but also how lonely it is at the top both musically and socially. Ex-girlfriends and relationships of the past are prevalent staples of Drake’s catalog. I was foolish in thinking this second album would be anything other than those themes. The album’s lead song, “Over My Dead Body” immediately states those two concepts in its opening bars. There are a number of songs that tell stories of Drake’s overly dramatic past relationships, which have mostly been with strippers or dancers. At times, I felt like I was listening to the exact same song, just continued through the album on different production. “Shot For Me” is Drake’s personal “Yeezy Taught Me” moment. “Take Care,” “Marvin’s Room,” “Doing It Wrong” and “The Real Her” are all about reflecting upon different struggles in past relationships. One or two songs would have done justice, but this many is excessive. Given that this is all typically Drake, I was naive not to expect the elevated levels of emotions and crooning. Thankfully, it’s not entirely a slow and dramatic R&B album. The songs “Underground Kings” and “We’ll Be Fine” both have a smooth bounce that provide for a more conventional hiphop sound. One R&B inspired song that does
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This Day in Music 1967 The Who kicked off their second North American tour supporting The Buckinghams at Shawnee Mission South High School in Kansas City.
1974 John Lennon scored his second solo U.S. No.1 album with ‘Walls And Bridges.’
1979 Jethro Tull bass player John Glascock died at the age of 28 as a result of a congenital heart defect. Had also been a member of Chicken Shack.
2003 21 year-old Britney Spears became the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Courtesy of Thisdayinmusic.com
R.E.M.’s lead singer Michael Stipe performs with the band in 2008. The band has been together for 31 years and has put out 15 studio albums.
ic attempt to create aggression-fueled rock, as opposed to actual aggressive rock. As with most compilations, R.E.M. also included three new songs. “Hallelujah” is an art-pop haze that was thoroughly expected from a group that spent the last 10 years of its career seeing how far they could push the envelope. “We
All Go Back to Where We Belong” is a tear-jerking ballad on break ups that seems only appropriate. “A Month of Saturdays” is a haphazard miss, but you can’t have an album called “Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage” without the latter. R.E.M. may be gone, but they’re certainly not forgot-
ten. Their decision to break up, though perhaps overdue, is being executed with grace, dignity and value. “Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage” is the perfect end to 31 fantastic years. To turn it off, to say goodbye, to leave in quiet.
Drake shows little progression on ‘Take Care’ ‘Get Along’ features only live songs
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impress is “Crew Love,” featuring The Weeknd, an esoteric and very talented artist. “HYFR” is next up in the long line of Drake and Lil Wayne collaborations. Drake does a magic trick at the beginning of this song. He manages to hide the actual content of the lyrics with a fluid and rapid delivery, masking more boring talk about his history of drunk text regrets, “and that’s when I text her and told her I love it, And right after texting, told her I’m faded.” Inconsistency on this album left me puzzled. A soothing and heartfelt tribute to Drake’s mother and uncle is the focus of “Look What You’ve Done,” a side of Drake as a person that we haven’t necessarily seen before. On this same album, Drake ruined a classic Juvenile song by sucking the life out of “Back That A** Up” and calling it “Practice.” The clear highlight of this album was the Just Blaze produced “Lord Knows.” Everything Just Blaze touches turns to
By Zarrin Ahmed Campus Correspondent Released on Nov. 11, Tegan and Sara’s newest album “Get Along” features a compilation of live acoustic songs from all of their other albums. Canadian natives Tegan Quin and Sara Quin are identical twin sisters who started an indie band. The sisters play guitar and
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gold. This beat is theatrically breathtaking, and the Rick Ross feature makes it even better. Interestingly enough, on “Lord Knows,” Drake said, “If all I hear is me then who should I be afraid of?” Drake has gone on record saying that he felt he was alone at the top, with no real competition (which also was the inspiration for the album cover). It’s ironic he said that because the two best verses on “Take Care” don’t come from Drake personally. Kendrick Lamar offers a gem on “Buried Alive” and Andre 3000 shows up Drake at his own style in “The Real Her”. If this album was simply a group of instrumentals, I would easily give it a perfect rating. The music carries a story from track to track as if narrating a screenplay. Unfortunately, Drake interrupts this motion picture with tales that he has already told us on previous projects. I don’t hate the album at all. I was just disappointed in the lack of progression as far as the content goes. Compared to his last release, “Thank Me Later,” it was almost the exact same story with a polished and more sophisticated sound. Since Drake is in the prime of his career, we should surely expect at least one more album. At this point, don’t expect anything different whenever that comes out.
a cast of family and friends to chronicle diverse reflections on road life. The last film, “For the Most Part” is a special 70-minute stripped-down studio concert, shot with a live audience of 75 fans, friends and family over two days in Vancouver, British Columbia. These films provide an insight in to the importance Tegan and Sara place on their fans, and how they go the extra mile to connect with them by
keyboard and write their own songs. They’ve had six album releases since their first, “Under Feet Like Ours,” in 1999 and have won numerous awards, including the Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Pop Recording in 2003. Their hearts-on-their-sleeves lyrics and the personal relationship they continue to engage in with fans, including designing much of their own merchandise and making sure every tour and show is special, are main reasons why the duo has had such success and longevity. “Get Along” is a CD/DVD set that includes a live record and collection of the three films that give a rare and intimate look into the lives of these two widely celebrated song writers, performers and musicians. The first film, “States,” is a 30-minute documentary that uses American touring footage and interviews with Tegan and Sara as a backdrop to illuminate their early career and their unique connection with their fans. “India,” the second film, is a 25-minute documentary shot during Tegan and Sara’s first tour of India. It uses interview footage with Tegan, Sara and
opening up the doors to their lives off the stage. The album itself features 15 tracks that are a testament to what a polished act they have become. The stripped-down and mostly acoustic versions of their stronger songs, including “Alligator” from the 2009 Sainthood album and “I Won’t Be Left” from the 2004 “So Jealous” album, have more emotional charge than their albumcut counterparts, while “I Hear Noises” and “Relief Next To Me” showcase the sisters’ uncanny prowess for writing infectious, hook-heavy pop music. Some of my personal album-cut favorites, such as “Back In Your Head,” “Sentimental Tune” and “I Know I Know I Know,” were skillfully done by the sisters in their acoustic versions. Over the course of 75 minutes, however, the songs start to bleed together a bit and the strummed guitar chords and similar subject matter begin to grow stale. Imperfections aside, I rate this album an 8.5, providing that it’s a thoughtful gift to Tegan and Sara’s fans who will no doubt cherish it.
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Gambino’s debut album does not disappoint
By Ronald Quiroga Campus Correspondent
By Tom Teixeira Stafff Writer
5) Peaking Lights Remix, JEarle Track and Graphics Kicking off the countdown this week is a meltingpot of audio goodies. The first is a Main Attrakionz remix of the Peaking lights track “Marshmallow Yellow” that gives off an effervescent, bassy tone to the already atmospheric original. It’s all topped off with several bars of excellent lyricism. Abeano.com also pointed out a great track released by a London/ Oxford producer named Graphics. “There’s A Way Back” is a steady, rhythmic tune speckled with excellent samples that keep your feet tapping. Finally, as part of Maddecent’s “Soundcloud Roundup” series, the label put up a track by an artist named JEarle. The track, called “Drop it Again,” is guaranteed to kick off anything resembling a get-together, a very solid party track. 4) Live at Shea Stadium If you are confused, I don’t blame you. This is not where the New York Mets played up until the opening of Citi Field a few years ago. It’s actually a venue in the borough of Brooklyn. Their website’s description explains it well: “We are a recording studio/showspace dedicated to documenting live performances. Welcome to our archives.” Simply put, they are a great resource for live material. Currently, anyone can visit their site and find hours of live sessions by some incredible up-and-coming bands. Visit them at http://liveatsheastadium.com/. 3) Rihanna takes on The xx Closing in on almost two-and-a-half years since its release, The xx’s seminal pop-indie crossover debut is still making mainstream appearances and influencing a wide range of artist. This time, it’s pop-princess Rihanna, who sampled the group’s “Intro” on her new track “Drunk on Love.” Ri-Ri’s sixth album since 2005, “Talk That Talk,” is set for a Nov. 18 release. 2) Tyler on a “new direction” OFWGKTA head-honcho Tyler the Creator is setting up for the release of his new album “Wolf” next spring. Although the title for his sophomore release is not necessarily news, since he announced the name even before releasing his debut, it is interesting to note the change in his artistic persona. In an interview with “The Fader,” Tyler said his inspiration to move in a different direction, focusing more on the auditory effects of his productions and influence rather than just relying on provocative, violent lyricism. 1) Salem EP and Alice Deejay Cover Ultra-lo-fi evil-doers Salem are raging and grumbling once more as they prepare to release a follow-up to last year’s highlight, “King Night.” The southern rap, electro-bass trio will release “I’m Still in the Night,” on Nov. 22, the four track EP that will feature a cover of Alice Deejay’s classic house track “Better off Alone.” Check out the video featuring super model Gisele Bündchen, via Pitchfork.com.
Though a comedian by day, Childish Gambino takes his rapping very seriously. His debut “Camp” is musically sophisticated, lyrically deep on both sociological and personal levels and simply provides a great listen. While “Camp” is a serious and earnest attempt to map Glover’s complicated, multi-faceted brain onto a compact disc, it is far from sober or boring. The tracks deal with complicated, challenging and problematic topics like race, class, sex, fame and money. Gambino’s lyrical content is holistically profound. However, some of the lines he uses to make his points are nothing short of hysterical. He is never afraid to cross the line in the name of comedy and does so numerous times on “Camp.” Although he might be a comedic actor on a network sitcom, Donald Glover proves with “Camp” that he is also Childish Gambino, an intense, passionate and talented rapper who deserves recognition and praise for a stellar debut album. What strikes me most about
“Camp” is not the fact that it’s all over the place, or its aesthetic production, serious subject matter and jabbing lines. Gambino’s brutal honesty, transparency and ability to rap about so much in so little time make “Camp” stand out. A lot of rappers have made tight rap albums about societal issues, introspective and emotional personal problems or
topics that make them insecure or dodge other’s criticisms, Gambino addresses them, owning topics like his perceived “whiteness,” lack of an accent and career as an actor. Perhaps my favorite thing about “Camp” is that it doesn’t try to be anything it’s not. Rather than picking one side of himself to present or trying to construct a marketable persona,
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everyday topics like girls, clothes and work. Very few discuss them all in an extremely personal, intense and comedic way in a mere 56 minutes as Childish Gambino does with “Camp.” “Camp” is also both memorable and unique in that Gambino refuses to ignore difficult subjects. While several artists may hide from the
Gambino tries to paint an honest one. No human being is entirely consistent. So why should their music have to be? Part of “Camp’s” appeal is that different tracks reveal different sides and layers of Gambino. Some will argue that this shows inconsistency, and I would absolutely agree. But I would also say that it shows honesty, great
a way to "ease the looking fact of death." Stephen Greenblatt's "The Swerve," a dramatic account of the Renaissance era rediscovery of the Latin poet Lucretius, won for nonfiction Wednesday night. The poetry prize went to Nikki Finney's "Head Off & Split," an impassioned summation of AfricanAmerican history, while Thanhhai Lai's "Inside Out & Back Again," the story of a Vietnamese family in Alabama, won for young people's literature. Winners each receive $10,000. Actor-author John Lithgow hosted the ceremony, declaring himself humbled before the "great thoughts," ''quicksilver wit" and "eloquent locution" among the writers, editors, publishers and others gathered. After Finney's remarks, a mini-recapulation of the injustices
and triumphs set to verse in her book, he expressed pity for the winners who had to follow. Greenblatt, tearful in victory, noted the miracle of words, how an ancient poet such as Lucretius could matter so greatly centuries later. "My book is about the power of books to cross boundaries, to speak to you impossibly across space and time and distance, to have someone long dead in the room with you, speaking in your ear," said Greenblatt, a Harvard professor also known for his Shakespeare biography "Will in the World." Honorary prizes were given to Florida-based bookseller Mitch Kaplan, who looked back warmly on a 30-year career/calling in a business he found more fulfilling than law school, and poet John Ashbery, who called writing
knowledge of one’s self and that it gives the album a fun, unpredictable trajectory. Glover puts everything about his life that he deems relevant onto “Camp”, seemingly without giving a thought to whether anyone will listen to it or think its cool. And that’s just about the coolest thing anyone in the business has done in a long time (at least on a studio album). His honesty, skill as a rapper (this man can flat out write rhymes) and ability to blend comedy, quirky personal anecdotes and complex social issues in a lot of ways are reminiscent of a young Kanye West. Though I’ll admit “Camp” is a little less polished than West’s work. “Camp” is an ambitious project in its content, lyrics and production. Gambino’s unwavering commitment to producing music that is entirely true to himself gives “Camp” a refreshing quality that is a rare find in today’s vast array of bland, washed-out studio albums. For some of his most exemplary work, check out “Fire Fly,” “All of the Shine,” “Bonfire,” “Letter Home” and the fascinating outro “That Power,” which is much more of a poetic narrative than a rap.
Jesmyn Ward’s ‘Salvage’ wins National Book Award
NEW YORK (AP) — Jesmyn Ward's "Salvage the Bones," a bleak but determined novel about a community devastated by Hurricane Katrina, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Ward's acceptance, the culmination of a night of emotional speeches and tributes to those who had been silenced, noted that the death of her younger brother had inspired her to become a writer. She realized that life was a "feeble, unpredictable thing," but that books were a testament of strength before a punishing world. "I wanted to write about the experiences of the poor and the black and the rural people of the South," said Ward, whose brother was hit by a drunk driver the year she graduated from college. Earlier in the week, she told The Associated Press that writing was
a "pleasure I can almost taste." In a self-deprecating speech, he acknowledged that even intelligent people find what he writes "makes no sense" and "near root canal" as an experience to read. "I never meant for it to be (difficult)," he said. "I wanted the difficulty to reflect the difficulty of reading, any kind of reading, which is both a pleasant and painful experience since we are temporarily giving ourselves over to something that may change us." The 62nd annual National Book Awards were held in the gilded, columned confines of Cipriani Wall Street, not far from the economic protests of the past two months. "I thought I should point out, since nobody else has," said poet Ann Lauterbach, who introduced Ashbery, "that we are occupying Wall Street."
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Group wants changes to state tax credit law
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coalition of Alaska filmmakers and support personnel want changes to the state's tax incentive law, which is already credited with bringing two major movies to the state. The Alaska Film Alliance outlined broad changes during a news conference in Anchorage on Wednesday, just a few blocks from where finishing touches are being put on the Nicolas Cage feature film "The Frozen Ground." The group would like to see changes in how tax credits are distributed. Currently, the state is part of a broker system, where studios or producers sell — or broker — their tax credits to companies that have a tax liability in the state. Alliance spokeswoman and mem-
ber Berndadette Wilson said it would be simpler to just cut a check to the producer. That, Wilson said, would also go a long way toward achieving another of the group's goals: more transparency within the film office. "The program needs to be transparent, competitive and good for all Alaskans, and we will work toward having a bill that will best serve our state," said another member, Ron Holmstrom, the Screen Actors Guild representative for Alaska. Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, is the sponsor of SB 23, a bill reauthorizing the tax incentive program. The House Finance Committee earlier this year held off a decision to extend the bill. It would add another $200 million to the tax incentive program and extend it for
another 10 years past its 2013 expiration. The bill provides for incentives including a 30 percent tax credit to qualifying productions spending at least $100,000 in the state. Added incentives for Alaska hires, as well as offseason and rural shoots, boost credits to a maximum of 44 percent. "If they feel like in the past that their voice hasn't been heard by other private sector groups, their voice is being heard and has been heard by the Legislature and by me, in particular, and I am working with them and the drafters and attorneys to come up with language to incorporate any of their good ideas into the legislation," Ellis said. The alliance also is calling for more Alaska hires, and using part
of the tax credits to build more infrastructure, like enclosed sets and sound stages, in Alaska. The group would also like to see a film board or commission oversee the state's film office instead of a small staff with an equally small budget. "They're a pretty lean operation at the film office, so I think some of the people in this new trade group have been frustrated there's not a more robust effort on the part of the film office," Ellis said. The idea of an overseeing board has merit, Ellis said, but might be a tough sell in the Legislature or Gov. Sean Parnell's administration. But that will be part of the bill's vetting process during the legislative session, which starts in January, Ellis said.
Addressing another concern, Ellis said a program will start in the next few months that will help train Alaska tradesmen like carpenters and electricians to work on movie sets. The Legislature provided $486,000 over three years in the capital budget for the training. "Productions will not come here if there aren't qualified, trained workers," Ellis said, adding that many Alaskans received good training during last year's filming of the Drew Barrymore movie, "Big Miracle." "Between major motion pictures, reality TV shows, documentaries and TV commercials, which are very lucrative, I think people can piece together jobs and a livelihood in the state of Alaska," Ellis said.
Veganism has some stylish new spokespeople: Celebs Google opens music store NEW YORK (AP) — Walk into Pure Food and Wine on Manhattan's chic Irving Place and out back to its spacious, luxurious garden, and you might spot actress Katie Holmes. Or Alec Baldwin and his new girlfriend, whom he met at the restaurant. Or football player Tom Brady. Or radio host Howard Stern. Or Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea, who've made a number of visits together, enjoying the sweet corn and cashew tamales with portabella or a mint sundae for dessert. Or any number of Wall Street moguls. It could be any trendy New York eatery, but Pure serves only vegan and raw food, with nary an egg nor an oven in sight. Its upscale clientele is a mix of vegans, vegetarians and just plain foodies, but clearly a sign of how the image of veganism has changed in recent years. Call them the big-time vegans: The celebrity standard-bearers for a vegan lifestyle aren't just wispy young actresses. They include talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, along with wife Portia de Rossi. (Or Oprah Winfrey, who isn't vegan but led her staff on a public 21-day vegan cleanse.) Or men like Ozzy Osbourne and Russell Brand, who in recent weeks both declared themselves vegans. Athletes like Carl Lewis and Mike Tyson. Even NFL player Tony Gonzalez, tight end for the Atlanta Falcons and 245-plus pounds, attributes his longevity to a largely vegan diet. And then there are the moguls, like billionaire publisher, real estate developer and recent avowed vegan Mort Zuckerman, and Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas casino magnate, who's hired a vegan chef and put vegan options in his resort restaurants. Biz Stone, the cofounder of Twitter, also has spoken of his veganism. Of all the high-profile vegans, though, Clinton is the biggest "catch." Advocates were thrilled and stunned when he talked about it on CNN last year, telling host Wolf Blitzer that his impressive 24-pound weight loss was due to a largely plantbased diet — a regime he believes will prolong his life. "I fell off my chair when I heard him talking about his almond milk smoothie," says prominent vegan chef and cookbook author Tal Ronnen, who has worked with celebrities like Winfrey and DeGeneres, and is a collaborating chef for Wynn's two Las Vegas resorts. "Someone like Bill Clinton who grew up on southern comfort food talking about his vegan diet — it shows how things are changing." The question is, of course, how much those changes have influenced ordinary Americans. "All the exposure is absolutely having an influence," says advocate Joseph Connelly, editor and publisher of VegNews. "People can pronounce the word 'vegan' now! Five, 10 years ago they couldn't. It's nothing but positive." But what about hard numbers? The Vegetarian Resource Group, a nonprofit education and advocacy group, reports that its polling on the issue indicates there's been a marked increase over the last decade in veganism in America and that it's currently either remaining steady or, more likely, slowly rising. The group says its latest figures show that about 5 percent of American adults are vegetarians — saying they never eat meat, fish, seafood or poultry — and that half of these vegetarians are also vegan, meaning they don't eat dairy or eggs, either. (Strict vegans also don't eat honey.) In addition, the proportion of vegans to vegetarians seems to be going up, says Charles Stahler, co-director of the group. "It seems to all add up," Stahler says. "It comes from different angles — the public campaigns of animal rights groups, the emergence of the health rationale, the environmental movement." There is also the issue of supply — more vegan options available in supermarkets and restaurants all the time. "There are a lot of ways that people come to it," says Ronnen, the vegan chef, who catered DeGeneres and de Rossi's wedding and supervised Winfrey's cleanse. "But I've been doing this a long time and I have never seen such a shift.
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A sign for the Google digital music store is seen during an unveiling event in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
This photo shows Steve Wynn as he answers questions about his upcoming wedding to Andrea Hissom in Las Vegas. Wynn is just one of many celebrities throwing his weight behind veganism.
"It's no longer seen as a diet of hummus and alfalfa sprouts on some really dry healthy bread," he says. "It's not hippies preaching peace and love. Now, you have a crossover of mainstream business people and good-looking celebrities." De Rossi certainly falls into that latter category. The actress has written about her struggles with eating disorders. Now, she says, she wants people to know about the vegan lifestyle she's adopted with DeGeneres, her wife of three years, one they've chosen out of concern for animal welfare. In an interview, de Rossi said she had been essentially vegan when she met DeGeneres, who was a fan of meat, especially burgers. De Rossi went back to meat, but later, together, they became vegans. "It took a couple years, but we realized we didn't feel comfortable ethically eating meat," de Rossi says. "For animal lovers, something kind of clicks. But it doesn't really matter how you get to it, as long as you believe in why you chose a vegan diet." De Rossi is encouraged that prominent figures like Wynn and Clinton are throwing their weight — even 24 pounds less of it, in Clinton's case — behind veganism. "I think men in particular are taking note of Steve Wynn and Bill Clinton," she says. "They're really powerful men that people want to emulate." As for entertainment figures like herself, "we can do our part too," the actress says. "The more we can demystify the word 'vegan,' the better." She notes that all cooking segments on DeGeneres' show are vegan. But what about the cost argument — that shifting to a vegan diet is expensive and time-consuming, and often simply untenable for average Americans who, unlike stars and billionaire moguls, don't have their own private chefs? "I get some of that," acknowledges de Rossi. "But look at the diet. Foods like beans and rice are staple foods in so many cultures. And there's so much you can buy in supermarkets now. Being vegan is not an exclusive thing. I think for people to say, 'Well, it's fine for you' — that's kind of an excuse." De Rossi and DeGeneres, in fact, are becoming restaurateurs: They've invested in a vegan chain, The Veggie Grill, and
may be investing in a standalone vegan restaurant as well, according to a spokesman. They could probably take advice from Sarma Melngailis, owner of Pure, who cofounded it in the summer of 2004. "It's all so much more mainstream now than seven years ago," Melngailis says. "We've moved away from that crunchy image. You won't see that here." What you will see are diners eating a raw lasagna made with zucchini, heirloom tomatoes and macadamia pumpkin seed ricotta, or squash blossoms filled with a spiced cashew "cheese" — both dishes bearing a high-end $24 price tag. Or sipping cocktails made with fresh organic juices, like a mojito with mint, lime juice and sake. Melngailis, who also owns the One Lucky Duck retail store and online business, specializing in vegan snacks, feels that the more adaptable veganism is, essentially, the more people will accept it. "A lot of people associate veganism with judgment, and I don't like that," she says. "Our goal is to encourage a shift. It's not black and white. It's gray." The role of a (mostly) vegan like Clinton is crucial, she says. "It legitimizes it a lot. I like to point it out all the time when people are skeptical about veganism — Clinton's a smart man." The former president pleased advocates for veganism once again when he was asked recently, rather too bluntly in the view of some, whether it "sucked" to be vegan. No, Clinton told Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show: "I'd like to have as many good days as possible, and this seems to be the best way to get it," he said. That's not why Daelyn Fortney is a vegan. The mom from Greenville, S.C. — and editor of the vegan and vegetarian website ThisDishIsVeg — is focused on animal ethics. But she's delighted that people like the former president are giving veganism a fresh and powerful face. "That's probably going to be the way it'll move to a lot more people," Fortney says. "It's always fantastic when a cause gets a name like that behind it." But she adds a note of caution about the big-time vegans. "I hope they stick with it!" Fortney says. "It could do damage on the other end if they don't."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google unveiled its muchanticipated digital music store Wednesday, opening a new front in its battle with Apple to provide services over mobile devices. For the first time, Google Inc. will sell songs on the Android Market, its online store for apps, movies and books. The service is available over the next few days to customers in the U.S., but it aims to roll it out eventually to some 200 million Android users globally. Some songs are free, while others were priced at 69 cents, 99 cents and $1.29 — the same prices as on Apple's iTunes. Artists whose work is available right away include Adele, Jay-Z and Pearl Jam. The store will feature dozens of free tracks from artists like Coldplay, Rolling Stones and Busta Rhymes. Google is offering 13 million tracks for sale, from three of the four major recording companies — Vivendi SA's Universal Music, EMI Group Ltd. and Sony Music Entertainment — and a host of independent labels. Warner Music Group was the major recording company left out. Warner spokespeople did not respond to requests for comment. Google is allowing sharing of purchased songs over its social network, Google Plus. Friends will be able to listen to one another's songs once for free. Once someone buys a song, it can be downloaded and is automatically uploaded for free into an online locker. The song can then be streamed over computer and mobile phone browsers, including the Safari browser, which comes on Apple Inc. devices such as the iPad. People who download the Google music app on devices running Android 2.2 and higher can stream stored songs or download them for offline playback within the app. Google's director of digital content for Android, Jamie Rosenberg, took a dig at Apple's online song storage service, iTunes Match, which costs $25 a year. Google's cloud storage service is free for up to 20,000 songs. "Other cloud music services think you have to pay to listen to music you already own. We don't," he said. Recording company execu-
tives said that, although some of Google's features go beyond what is offered at iTunes — specifically the one free listen for friends, the concessions were worth the benefit of reaching new customers. "How many people do you know have both an iPhone and an Android device?" said Universal's president of global digital business, Rob Wells. "I encourage any new entrant into the digital music space who is going to help us reach a broad audience and sell legitimate songs." Mark Piibe, EMI's executive vice president of global business development, said Google's plan to bring legitimately sold music to people in new ways "can only be good for the market as a whole." Although Google and the recording companies hope sharing of songs helps sell more tunes, some observers were skeptical. Adam Klein, chief executive of discount digital music store eMusic, said that for his customers, buying music is more a considered, personal decision that is often not influenced by friends' tastes. "A Google-Plus tie-in will not make it a game changer," he said. T-Mobile USA, which brought Google's first Androidenabled smartphone to market in 2008, also was a partner in the Google music launch. The cellphone carrier said it would offer other free songs to its customers and soon allow them to pay for music purchases through their phone bill. Google also appealed to independent artists who release their own music, allowing them to upload songs, biographical information and artwork to the store after paying a one-time $25 fee. Artists would be able to keep 70 percent of all sales. By launching the store, Google is opening its music service widely. It released the service as an unfinished beta in May to about a million people in the U.S. who requested an invitation and got one. That version of the service, which essentially uploaded your digital songs for online storage and allowed playback on computers and Android devices, proved to be a hit: Testers were streaming music on average 2.5 hours every day.
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MLS Cup Finals Preview By Miles DeGrazia Furbol Columnist The 2011 Major League Soccer campaign has reached its crowning moment. The Supporters’ Shield and Western Conference champions Los Angeles Galaxy will host the Eastern Conference champion Houston Dynamo at the Home Depot Center on Sunday, Nov. 19 2011 at 9 p.m. on ESPN. After a long and extremely contested MLS season, (perhaps the highest quality play too) the season has come down to its final match. Both teams have had an arduous journey to the MLS Cup, flying coast to coast in the US over seven times. L.A.’s involvement in the CONCACAF Champions League meant they traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica, and Honduras during the season as well. The Galaxy have been the team to beat from start to finish this season, losing only three matches (all away) in their first 31. A misfiring Juan Pablo Ángel caused the Galaxy to stumble out of the blocks drawing five of their first 12. The addition of Republic of Ireland legend Robbie Keane, however, has once again made Los Galacticos' attack a formidable one. A midseason switch in goalkeepers from Donovan Ricketts to Josh Saunders has worked out perfectly with Ricketts supporting his teammate 100 percent. With the additions of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers this season, the Dynamo were asked to move to the Eastern Conference and have found greener pastures upon their arrival. Unlike the Galaxy’s magnificent season, the Dynamo have had a much more typical MLS season. A solid start left Houston sitting in fourth after six matches. But as the long MLS campaign eventually caught up to them, they wilted in the hot Texas summer, falling to 14th after 18 matches.
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When the Dynamo went into Columbus to face the Crew on Sept. 14, it looked very unlikely that they could qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs. However, the Dynamo fought back from a goal down and earned a point that led to a strong finish to the season. They won in Dallas as well as Portland, and even defeated Los Angeles at home in the last match of the season. The Dynamo hopes to continue the trend set by Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids of teams getting hot towards the tail end of the season and riding the hot streak all the way to MLS Cup Champions. In the MLS Cup Playoffs both teams involved in the MLS Cup Final got a bye to the Conference Semifinals by finishing first in the West (L.A.) and second in the East (Houston). The Galaxy were handed the more difficult Conference Semifinal facing the New York Red Bulls, but after a well disciplined 1-0 away win in New York, the Galaxy cruised to a 2-1 win in L.A. and they won the tie 3-1. Houston was matched up against the Philadelphia Union, who they defeated 2-1 in the first leg at PPL Park. A typical Brian Ching goal in the return leg helped the Orange Crush win the second leg 1-0 and the tie 3-1. In the conference finals, L.A. faced their bitter rivals Real Salt Lake who after trading goals in the first half showed their class, emerged Western Conference Champions and reached their seventh MLS Cup Final. The Dynamo went into one of the more hostile ground in all of MLS for the Eastern Conference Final when they faced Sporting Kansas City at Livestrong Sporting Park. After an almost perfect defensive performance in Kansas City, the Dynamo on the back of two second-half goals won 2-0 to reach MLS Cup Final for the third time.
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Police say no record of McQueary report
Former Penn State graduate assistant Mike McQueary, left, speaks to CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at an unknown location.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State campus police and their counterparts in State College said Wednesday that they had no record of Mike McQueary reporting an alleged sexual assault by Jerry Sandusky on a 10-year-old boy in a campus shower. The details ran counter to McQueary's claims in an email to former teammates and made available to The Associated Press this week. McQueary, then a graduate assistant, wrote in the email that he had discussions with police about what he saw. In the email, McQueary did not specify which police department he spoke to. State College borough police chief Tom King said McQueary didn't make a report to his department. Campus police referred questions on the Sandusky case to the university's public information office. "At this point we have no record of any police report being filed in 2002" by McQueary in connection with the Sandusky case, university spokeswoman Annemarie Mountz said, adding police searched their records Wednesday. The football building is on university property, so campus police would have been the most likely to respond for a police call. Mountz also noted the 23-page
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grand jury report was the state attorney general's summary of testimony, so it's unclear what McQueary's full testimony was. The news came after a new judge was assigned to handle the child sex abuse charges against Sandusky, whose televised defense earlier this week drew a rebuke from a lawyer for one of his accusers. The change removed a State College judge with ties to a charity founded by Sandusky for atrisk children, The Second Mile. Harrisburg attorney Ben Andreozzi said he represents a client who will testify against Sandusky, who is accused of abusing eight boys, some on campus, over 15 years. "I am appalled by the fact that Mr. Sandusky has elected to revictimize these young men at a time when they should be healing," Andreozzi said in a statement released by his office. "He fully intends to testify that he was severely sexually assaulted by Mr. Sandusky." Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, appeared with him on NBC's "Rock Center" on Monday night and cast doubt on the evidence in the case. "We anticipate we're going to have at least several of those kids come forward and say, 'This never happened. This is me. This is the allegation. It never occurred,'" Amendola said. Andreozzi said he has his "fin-
ger on the pulse" of the case and knows of no accusers changing their stories or refusing to testify. "To the contrary, others are actually coming forward, and I will have more information for you later this week," Andreozzi said. Sandusky, 67, appeared on the show by phone and said he had showered with boys but never molested them. Sandusky is due in court on Dec. 7, and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced that a Westmoreland County senior district judge would preside over his preliminary hearing. Robert E. Scott is taking over the hearing from Centre County District Judge Leslie Dutchcot. Dutchcot has donated money to The Second Mile, where authorities say Sandusky met his victims. The office said Scott has no known ties to Penn State or The Second Mile. Amendola defended the decision to have his client go on television, telling the Centre Daily Times on Wednesday the move was designed to demonstrate he had a defense. "The more people who hear him explain that he didn't commit the acts of which he's been charged, the better off he's going to be down the road," Amendola told the newspaper. It remains unclear how many
accusers have surfaced more than a week after state police and the attorney general's office said at a news conference they were seeking additional potential victims and witnesses. State police spokeswoman Maria Finn said investigators have told her that published accounts reporting how many people have come forward are inaccurate and they are not disclosing their internal figures. Some plaintiffs' lawyers are starting to advertise on their websites for potential Sandusky victims, vowing to get justice. Jeff Anderson, a St. Paul, Minn., attorney, has long represented clergy abuse victims and told The Associated Press that he has been retained by several people he described as Sandusky victims. "There's a great deal of fury and confusion," particularly because Sandusky is free on bail, Anderson said. "Getting (them) help and cooperating with law enforcement is our first priority." The "time for reckoning," in the form of civil lawsuits, will come later, Anderson said. Anderson declined to say whether his clients are among the eight boys who were labeled as victims in the grand jury report. Berks County lawyer Jay Abramowitch, who has represented about 150 child sex victims, many of them in clergy abuse cases, said he is follow-
Special teams clears path to victory for UConn Hall of Famer Gregg fights Parkinson's
By Gregory Keiser Staff Writer Junior defenseman Alex Gerke led UConn (4-4-2, 3-2-1 in conference) to an 8-3 victory over Sacred Heart (0-11, 0-7) last night, tallying a power-play goal in each period of the game. The Wisconsin native battled in front of the net during the Huskies’ power plays all night, and eventually hats rained down from the stands onto the ice in the third period to celebrate Gerke’s threegoal achievement. “It feels great,” Gerke said. “Alex is just a quiet kid from Wisconsin,” said coach Bruce Marshall with a laugh. “He has a knack for scoring. He’ll be talking about this for the next 30 years.” On the power play, junior forward Sean Ambrosie and sophomore forward Brant Harris joined Gerke down low, while sophomore forwards Billy Latta and Cole Schneider played at the blue line. Harris and freshman forward Cody Sharib also notched power-
play goals. In all, the Huskies scored on 5-7 power-play opportunities. Marshall said the team succeeded in its game plan for the power-play units, which was to “move the puck and loosen some things up.” Onslaught of goals The last time the Huskies scored so many goals was on Dec. 10, 2010, also against Sacred Heart in a 9-3 win in Fairfield. The natural reaction upon hearing this would be to think that the repeat of such a feat is a coincidence, but it’s worth noting that the currently winless Pioneers went 6-25-6 last season. Even still, Marshall was impressed with what he saw from his team. “I thought Sacred Heart had some good jump,” said Marshall, adding that when a team is winless, “they’re a hungry team.” Scoring for the Huskies started 5 minutes and 33 seconds into the game, when Harris scored in response to a Sacred Heart goal by freshman forward Drew George that came less than two minutes into the match. The game would remain tied until the second
period. Schneider hustled to break up a two-on-one break, and on the ensuing rush toward the Pioneer zone, Gerke notched his first goal with assists from Schneider and Ambrosie. After that, the Huskies took control and didn’t look back. “They buried their chances,” Marshall said. “We did a nice job capitalizing. We had good backpressure tonight. It was a pretty good effort.” Looking forward The win keeps the Huskies right in the thick of the early Atlantic Hockey standings. They trail only Air Force, Mercyhurst and Bentley. Up next on the Huskies’ schedule is No. 9 Yale (4-1-1, 3-1) on Saturday in New Haven. “Hopefully we can get a win and get some exposure,” Gerke said. After their matchup with the Bulldogs, the Huskies will travel to Colorado to play Air Force in games on Nov. 25 and 26 that could determine the leader of the conference. “It’s always been a tough battle against Air Force,” Gerke said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Green Bay Packers great Forrest Gregg, a man celebrated for his durability on the football field, is facing a difficult challenge away from the gridiron. Nicknamed "Iron Man" for playing in a then-record 188 consecutive NFL games during his Hall of Fame career, Gregg told The Associated Press he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Although the cause of the debilitating neurological disorder is unknown, Gregg, his family and his neurologist say his disease may be related to numerous concussions he suffered during his playing career in the 1950s at SMU and from 1956-71 with the Packers and Dallas Cowboys. The 78-year-old Gregg was diagnosed last month after being referred to Dr. Rajeev Kumar, a Parkinson's expert and medical director of the Colorado Neurological Institute's Movement Disorders Center in Denver. Gregg's symptoms include
hand tremors, a stooped posture, shortened stride and softened voice. "I'd like to stop it there if I could," he told the AP in an interview. There is no cure for Parkinson's, but a combination of drugs, exercise and physical therapy can delay the devastating effects of the disease that strikes more than 50,000 Americans every year. The former offensive lineman, who was a six-time All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowler, said he wanted to go public with his diagnosis to promote understanding of the disease and push for more research. He said he hopes to help others recognize the signs of Parkinson's and seek treatment early enough to delay the degenerative effects of the disease on both mind and body. "I don't pretend to say that I'm important to the scheme of things in the whole world, but I can do something and help along people who have this disease," Gregg said. "So, I'm kind of just say-
ing that I have it, I want to do something about it and I think I found the right people to help me along the line. "I had a friend who had Parkinson's and he didn't find out he had it until it was too late to do anything about it and we lost him and when I first heard this, you can believe me, it shook me up." More than 5 million people worldwide, including more than 1 million in North America, have Parkinson's, according to the National Institutes of Health. The disease is characterized by increasingly severe tremors and periodically stiff or frozen limbs. Patients gradually lose brain cells that produce dopamine, a chemical key to the circuitry that controls muscle movement. Dopamine-boosting medication and an implanted device called deep brain stimulation can reduce some symptoms. Muhammad Ali is mostly mute after years of living with Parkinson's, and actor Michael J. Fox also suffers from the disease.
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No. 9 Pittsburgh falls 86-76
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Long Beach State's brutal stretch started brilliantly. Casper Ware scored a careerhigh 28 points and visiting Long Beach State ran away from No. 9 Pittsburgh 86-76 on Wednesday night. James Ennis added 19 points for the 49ers (2-0), who snapped Pitt's 58-game nonconference winning streak at the Petersen Events Center with ease. Ashton Gibbs led the Panthers
(2-1) with 20 points and Nasir Robinson added 19, but the Panthers simply couldn't keep up with the 49ers. Long Beach State took a ninepoint halftime lead and never let up. Pitt drew within six points on a few occasions but each time the 49ers answered to become the first non-Big East team to beat the Panthers at home since Bucknell in 2005. The victory was Long Beach
State's first over a top-10 team since beating then-No. 1 Kansas on Jan. 25, 1993. This was no fluke. Long Beach State never trailed after taking the lead less than 8 minutes in, taking it right at the Panthers. If Ware wasn't knocking down 3-pointers, he, Ennis and T.J. Robinson were splitting Pitt's zone and finding open teammates. The 49ers shot 59 percent from the floor, collected 24 assists on 32 baskets.
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Callahan: Dr. Drew makes his return
from DR. DREW, page 14 Who the @#$% just made that foul call?, Bobby Knight, HOF coach and ESPN broadcaster Coach Knight, Frankly, you scare me- so I’m not getting much into this. But more importantly, your no-nonsense approach and tactical knowledge are of too much value to ESPN broadcasts for you to walk away. You keep working out and be there to call the game when Coach K gets to 1,000. Also, please don’t be mad. I’m sure anyone would be lucky to have you burn a hole in them…. Self not included. Dear Dr. Drew, I’M SO HOPPED UP FOR THE SEASON BABY! COLLEGE BASKETBALL HAS RETURNED– YES SIR! I HAVEN’T SLEPT IN DAYS, YOU KNOW! MIGHT BE THE PILLS OR JUST THE EXCITEMENT WITH A CAPTIAL ‘E’ BABY! EITHER WAY, MY WIFE KICKED ME OUT FOR REFUSING TO QUIET DOWN, EVEN WHEN TALKING TO HER TERMINAL MOTHER ON THE PHONE. WHAT DO I DO, DR. DREW?! Gotta go change my diaper dandy, Dick Vitale, ESPN Dick, You know I love you, so this is a tough one. But in light of a recent email, I think I have a solution. It appears you need the sillies knocked clear out of your system, and here’s how you can accomplish that. Go tell your colleague, Robert Montgomery Knight, with the biggest grin you can muster that he’ll never get another coaching gig again. Tell him that he’s old, he stinks and whips chairs around worse than that mother-in-law
of yours. Soon, you’ll be feeling brought down to earth in no time. Though for any sort of medical attention you may (scratch that– definitely will) need afterward, look to a real doctor. I’m afraid my credentials are as much of a sham as your 94-game NBA coaching career was. Dear Dr. Drew I’m really flattered by the recent campaign certain NFL teams have taken up called “Suck for Luck”. But I can’t help think that the way things are going, I’ll inevitably end up with the 0-10 Colts. Should I return yet again to Stanford for another year and shot at a title? Suck it, Andrew Luck, Stanford Andrew, First off, you’re an honor to the name we share. Secondly, no you shouldn’t. Your stock will never be higher and there’s little to be gained from playing against inferior competition. Though, from where we stand now it does appear you would be playing backup to a man who’s seemingly played against inferior competition his entire careerPeyton Manning. But, don’t let this get you down. The No. 1 pick in next year’s draft has yet to be assigned, and even as a Colt, you could learn from one of the all-time greats. Sure, when he returns and is decimating defenses again you might as well pick up a Shakeweight and keep busy. But remember– your future is bright regardless of where you land and however long it takes to start up. Dear Dr. Drew So, I’ve been traveling, tweeting and balling but there’s still no season– what’s up with that? Yesterday I
missed my first paycheck, which would’ve been good for a cool $667, 603. Why are the NBA and I disappearing from the news like I do in crunch time? This sucks! Looking for work, LeBron James, King of nothing Bron Bron, Listen to me– Economists in South Beach have now estimated your city might lose $200 million as a result of no NBA season. Also, certain league executives have made it know that this lockout could’ve been avoided had you and others not thrown your weight around and shown off in free agency. Finally, the move made by your union to de-certify is four months late, as you had no real leverage to begin with. So I don’t want to hear how hard or unfair any deal was from anyone – you’re all at fault and you’ll all suck it up. You’ll suck it up like the city of Miami, already trying to work through difficult financial times. You’ll also all realize the decisions made on both sides over the last few months are only rivaled in their idiocy by your “Decision” two summers ago. And now I’ll leave you with the words of one Michael Scott, with whom you’d probably get along very well in intellectual conversation: “Boom, roasted.” You can send your questions to Dr. Drew for his next mailbag coming the week before finals. Email him at UConnDr.Drew@yahoo.com. Or send the real guy an email at the address below, he's OK too.
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UConn looks to rebound from loss to Penn By James Huang Staff Writer The UConn men’s swimming and diving team will compete in the Pitt Invitational in Pittsburgh, Pa. this upcoming weekend, starting on Friday and ending on Sunday. The men are looking to get back on track after two consecutive losses to the Army Black Knights and Penn Quakers, which dropped the Huskies’ record to 2-2 on the season. In their most recent meet,
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the men put up a fight against a strong Quakers team, but in the end lost by a score of 177-123. Junior Kyungsoo Yoon won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle with times of 21.41 seconds and 47.41 seconds. Sophomore Keith Piper won the 100-yard backstroke in 51.89 seconds and the 200-yard backstroke in 1:52.69, while freshman Lachezar Shumkov won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:04.48. Coach Bob Goldberg felt that overall the meet went
well and knows what needs to be done to have more success in the future. “Overall the meet went well, but we need to finish races better,” Goldberg said. “Keith Piper, Sean Battle, Lach Shumkov, Joe Glowacki and Nick Cerra all had very good meets.” In the Pitt Invitational, the Huskies will compete against Pitt, Cincinnati, Michigan, Ohio State and West Virginia.
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Williams to see increased role
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Junior wide receiver Nick Williams heads up field on a kick return against Syracuse on November 5th 2011, at Rentschler Field.
By Willy Penfield Staff Writer All season, the UConn football team has struggled to find an offensive playmaker. But offensive coordinator George DeLeone feels they could have something in wide receiver, Nick Williams. “We watched him return the kick and I said to Matt [Cersosimo] ‘We have to get more out of this guy on offense,” DeLeone said. “He does things in the open field that are special. Other than the game against Buffalo, in which he made two big catches, one being a 49-yard touchdown, Williams has been rather quiet on offense. In the other six games he has just five catches and one touchdown. Wi l l i a m s certainly expressed his desire to get more involved in the offense. “I hope to get more involved in the offense,” he said. “I get really excited for anytime I can help out the offense.” DeLeone compared Williams to star NFL kick returner, Devin Hester, who is a master of his craft but has yet to fully catch on as a go to option on offense for the Chicago Bears. “The guy can do some things,” DeLeone said. “Now, he has to be more consistent
as a receiver and more exact and more detailed.” BCS Could Be in UConn’s Future Despite a losing record (4-5) and a .500 (2-2) conference record, the Huskies path to a second straight BCS bid is not as farfetched as one would think. If the Huskies win their final three conference games and both Pittsburgh and West Virginia each lose once, the two schools play each other Nov. 25, the Huskies will head to their second straight BCS bowl. “The guys all know it without saying it,” coach Paul Pasqualoni said. “I think they know the conference standings. They know that they’re going to need to really focus and not be distracted in regards to Louisville.” Pasqualoni does not want the team to start looking ahead at a potential BCS berth, but to continue to focus on the now. “Our approach has been, let’s get done what we have to get done today,” Pasqualoni said. “We’ve got to pay attention to Louisville. There is no sense in looking at anything beyond this week, because it’s not going to matter” Pasqualoni Weighs in on Penn State Scandal Pasqualoni, a Penn State alum, (he graduated in 1972) shared his thoughts on the scandal at the weekly media
luncheon on Tuesday at the Burton Family Football Complex. “For everybody it has been difficult,” he said. “I am a Penn State alum and I feel, as I’m sure all Penn State alums do, very bad about it.” He added, “I have a 12, 11 and nine-year old involved in sports every day. That part has been very difficult for me. Penn State is a great place. It is a great institution. They [the Board of Trustees] are looking out for the best interest of the institution and what is good for higher education. They have done what they feel is the best thing for Penn State. It is more than just a football school. There is a lot more to it than that. All in all, I would say it has been pretty difficult.” Quick Hits Lyle McCombs is 19 yards away from 1,000, which he should reach on Saturday. He currently has 224 carries for 981 yards and five touchdowns. Since the beginning of the 2010 season, the Huskies are 5-0 at home in conference games, 8-1 since ’09. At 4-5, the Huskies are two wins away from becoming bowl eligible for the fifth straight season.
Who's your 'turkey' of the year– Sox or Eagles? from WHO, page 14 phe? You cannot tell me that manager Terry Francona did not know what was going on in the clubhouse as he directed (or forgot to direct) his $160 million team to a 7-20 September record. Then the front office was full of ghosts the last month. Was Theo already planning his escape route instead of doing anything he could to save the season? Even though both were instrumental to the two World Series titles, they really let Red Sox Nation down this season. TJ: Yes, the breakdown in Boston was downright shameful. However, you can’t overlook what’s going on with Philly management right now. As far as the coaching staff goes, you have to raise a lot of questions. Juan Castillo was hired as the Eagles’ defensive coordinator this offseason. That would have been
good, you know, if he wasn’t the former Eagles offensive line coach beforehand. Also, LeSean McCoy, who has scored in every game this season, only got 14 carries against Arizona. Now that’s some management. Danny: Although the rest of the Eagles’ season appears bleak, they still have a “rest of the season” to make something out of it. Meanwhile, the true blame in Boston must fall on the backs of the players. The leadership provided by veterans Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek in past years was nowhere to be found, while new additions Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez were hardly Kevin Millar-like clubhouse guys. TJ: Although you can say Crawford had a poor year, you can’t say it’s Gonzalez’s fault. The new guys for the Eagles are definitely doing worse. Steve Smith has 10 catches, and Rodgers-Cromartie
is going to be out a couple weeks after tearing ankle ligaments. More importantly, the Eagles have blown fourthquarter leads that would impress LeBron James. Philly has had the lead in the fourth in all five of its home games; they’re 1-4 in those contests. The Eagles are the turkeys right now, and the fourth quarters are their tryptophan. Danny: Reminds me of the blown season the Red Sox concocted this year. Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz failed to do their duty on and off the field. The “Youka” played in only 10 games the last six weeks after criticizing Jacoby Ellsbury all last season for his inability to play through injury. Ellsbury, the lone bright spot, fired back with a .321 batting average, 32 homeruns and 105 RBIs. This was not a team; it was a circus of a family Thanksgiving dinner, which I will experience in a week.
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LSU knocks off Georgetown BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LaSondra Barrett scored 11 points and No. 20 LSU beat 14th-ranked Georgetown 51-40 on Wednesday night. Barrett, who also had eight rebounds, made five of six foul shots to help the Lady Tigers pull away over the final 3½ minutes. Destiny Hughes added 10 points, three rebounds and two assists. Tia Magee had 12 points during another rough game for the Hoyas (1-2), who shot 24 percent from the field and committed 23 turnovers.
Sugar Rodgers went 4 for 20 to finish with 10 points. Georgetown shot 33 percent from the field during Sunday's
72-53 loss at Maryland. LSU (2-0) also struggled offensively, shooting 34 percent and committing 26 turnovers. But it put together a 6-0 spurt after the Hoyas
pulled within four late in the game. Courtney Jones had a free throw and a field goal, while Barrett made three foul shots during the key stretch. The Hoyas' only points in the last 3½ minutes came on a 3-pointer by Magee. Two free throws by Taylor Turnbow and Barrett completed the scoring for LSU. Georgetown used a 6-0 run to tie it at 32 with 13:58 left in the game. Adria Crawford, Rubylee Wright and Magee scored on three straight possessions for the Hoyas.
TWO Thursday, November 17, 2011
Home: Rentschler Field, East Hartford Nov. 26 Rutgers TBA
Dec. 3 Cincinnati 12 p.m.
Nov. 24 UNC Asheville 7 p.m.
“When will the women’s basketball team lose its first game?”
» That’s what he said
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Fall sports recap
By Mac Cerullo Managing Editor With Thanksgivings Day on the horizon, the fall athletic seasons are wrapping up. Here is a breakdown of how each team fared. The field hockey team is two wins away from earning the program’s third national championship, as No. 5 UConn will take on No. 1 North Carolina in the national semifinal on Friday at 2 p.m. The Huskies advanced by beating Penn State at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs this past Sunday by a score of 3-2. Senior Jestine Angelini, who was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, scored two goals to lead the Huskies to victory. With the win, the Huskies advance to the program’s 10th Final Four, and the third in the last six years. The men’s soccer team begins its NCAA tournament run this Sunday when the team takes on the winner of Stony Brook and Monmouth at 1 p.m. UConn earned the No. 3 overall seed in the tournament and a first-round bye. The Huskies are coming off a brutal loss to St. John’s in the Big East tournament final, losing 1-0 in overtime at Red Bull Arena. Coming out of its second bye week, the football team will take on Louisville this Saturday at noon. The Huskies currently stand at 4-5 on the year with a 2-2 record in the Big East, while Louisville is 5-5 with a 3-2 record in the Big East. Louisville would become bowl eligible with a win. The women’s soccer team finished its season with a 7-8-2 record and did not qualify for the NCAA tournament. The volleyball team finished its season at 14-15 and also did not qualify for the NCAA tournament. The more you know.
Nov. 25 Nov. 26 Battle for Battle for Atlantis, TBA Atlantis, TBA
Women’s Basketball (2-0) Home: Gampel Pavilion, XL Center Nov. 21 Stanford 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25 Nov. 26 Fairleigh Buffalo Dickenson 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m
Nov. 27 Dayton 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 Towson 7 p.m.
Men’s Soccer (17-3-2) Nov. 20 NCAA Tournament Stony Brook or Monmouth 1 p.m.
Field Hockey (19-2) NCAA Final Four North Carolina Saturday 2 p.m. Louisville, Ky.
Men’s Ice Hockey (3-4-2) Nov. 19 Yale 7 p.m.
Nov. 25 Nov. 26 Dec. 2 Air Force Air Force RIT 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m.
Devils top Sabres 5-3
Dec. 3 RIT 7:05 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey (1-10-2) Nov. 19 BU 3 p.m.
Nov. 20 Vermont 2 p.m.
Nov. 25, 26 Nutmeg Classic 4 & 7 p.m.
Dec. 3 Vermont 2 p.m.
Men’s Swimming & Diving Nov. 18, 19, 20 Pitt Invite All Day
Women’s Swimming & Diving Nov. 18, 19, 20 Pitt Invite All Day
Volleyball (14-15) TBA Big East Tournament TBA
Men’s Cross Country Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
Women’s Cross Country Nov. 21 NCAA Champs. TBA
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» Pic of the day
Home: Gampel Pavilion, XL Center Nov. 20 Coppin St. 1 p.m.
Next Paper’s Question:
–Carly Romanowicz, 7th-semester biomedical engineering major.
–Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz on partying at a New York nightclub that was shot up early Tuesday morning.
Men’s Basketball (2-0) Tonight Maine 7 p.m.
The Daily Question Q : “When will the men’s basketball team lose its first game?” A : “When they stop running the floor. Running is the best.”
“I was just sitting there and you could hear it on the other side, the shots go off.”
Football (4-5) Nov. 19 Louisville Noon
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UCLA head coach Ben Howland reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Patrik Elias had a goal and assist, Martin Brodeur made 29 saves, and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in his return from a groin injury in the New Jersey Devils’ 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Brodeur has allowed 10 goals since his return from an injured shoulder. Zach Parise, Mark Fayne, and David Clarkson also scored for the Devils (9-7-1), who won for the second time in three games. New Jersey lost 4-3 at Boston on Tuesday.
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Inexperienced quarterbacks lead Big East
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Inexperienced quarterbacks are as easy to find in the Big East this season as teams with a realistic chance to win the conference’s automatic BCS bowl bid. Of the six teams with two or fewer losses, Louisville, Connecticut and Rutgers have relied heavily on quarterbacks with less than a year of experience. Cincinnati’s Munchie Legaux joined the parade of green QBs when senior Zach Collaros broke an ankle in the Bearcats’ 24-21 loss to West Virginia last week. Legaux came in and completed 10 of 21 passes for 144 yards, and coach Butch Jones said he’s confident the sophomore can effectively lead the Bearcats (7-2, 3-1). “The big thing with Munchie is he doesn’t have to win the game, he just has to run our offense,” Jones said. “Probably, we’ll open it up. That may seem hard to imagine, but we may open it up just because he can throw the football but also he can run the football. The great thing is the way we practice is he’s gained the same amount of reps that Zach has each and every week.” And Legaux said he will be relying on Collaros for help. “He’s going to be in the film room with me all week,” Legaux
said. “We’re going to watch film, he’s going to show me some things and make sure I see the same things he sees if he’s out there.” But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a learning curve. Connecticut junior Johnny McEntee said he’s learned more playing in the Huskies’ nine games this season than he did watching and practicing over the past three years combined. “It’s a night and day difference,” he said. “Every game I learn something new and every week preparing, I learn a new thing about defenses and how to prepare to win a game. Last year and the years before I really had no idea about that.” McEntee has started splitting time with redshirt freshman Scott McCummings, who runs the Huskies’ option package. Coach Paul Pasqualoni acknowledges their inexperience is part of the reason UConn (4-5, 2-2) has struggled on offense this year, ranking last in the conference in passing. “They are not only inexperienced quarterbacks who had never, ever taken a snap in a game, but they’re learning a new system,” he said. “So the challenges there are large, overwhelming sometimes.”
Rutgers (7-3, 3-2) also has featured two quarterbacks. Sophomore Chas Dodd is the more experienced of the two, appearing in 11 games as a freshman. He has regained the starting job after losing it earlier in the season to freshman Gary Nova. Coach Greg Schiano said he will continue to play whoever gives his team the best chance of winning, regardless of his level of experience. He said he believes quarterbacks are now coming into college more prepared to start. “The coaching is much better in high school than it’s ever been — more sophisticated, more college-like in the pass game and protections,” he said. “But, still there is no substitute for the speed that you see at the Division I level and the only way you get experience is by playing.” Freshman Teddy Bridgewater has started the last seven games for Louisville (5-5, 3-2), and has thrown for 1,440 yards and nine touchdowns with eight interceptions. Coach Charlie Strong said his success has been a product not just of hard work and talent, but also a willingness to lean on the more experienced players around him. “The offensive line made him better, the running backs have made him better, the wide receiv-
ers, but he’s doing an outstanding job for us and the future looks bright with him,” he said. Bridgewater, who will try to become the first freshman quarterback to lead his team to the Big East’s BCS berth since Pat White back in 2005, said he’s still learning how to manage a game at the college level. “The biggest thing is just to play fast and also just to execute and eliminate mistakes,” he said. “Don’t think too much.” West Virginia (7-3, 3-2) has junior Geno Smith back behind center this season. He and Pittsburgh’s Tino Sunseri will face off next week in a battle of experienced quarterbacks. Coach Todd Graham has gone with Sunseri after also using freshman Trey Anderson early in the year for the Panthers (5-5, 3-2). He said the senior’s experience gives the Panthers an advantage. “We’re going into the last two games, going into November playing for a championship and that’s when it’s going to be won,” he said. “I think experience down the road, to know when to throw the ball away, to know how to distribute the football, that experience is big because it helps with the emotions of the game, so it does help to have an experienced guy.”
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
SHOT THROUGH THE HEART
Dr. Drew’s Mailbag III
Alex Gerke to blame with first career Hat Trick
By Tyler Morrissey Campus Correspondent
Andrew Callahan In exactly one week, you and I will plop down to eat an offensive amount of food in the name of giving thanks, family and pilgrims. But before the chemical that’s making everyone sleepy can’t be placed, wacky aunt gives a ringing endorsement for her “special stuffing” and someone finally, triumphantly shouts “Tryptophan!”–we have some business to attend to. Certain figures within the sports world are in dire need of some help before this grand holiday gets going. So, you know the drill– it’s time to talk with Dr. Drew. Dear Dr. Drew, I heard Congress has been fighting Obama to keep pizza and French fries considered as vegetables on school lunch menus. I should run for office- I’ve been telling every woman in my life that for years! Not to mentionI’ll guarantee a win in whatever race I’d enter. Oh, yeah... but the guarantees for my football team haven’t been going so well. Help? Pass the gravy, Rex Ryan, New York Jets Rex, You are certainly right. After getting spanked Sunday by the Patriots, the only high-flying things around New York as of late have been Occupy protester signs. With a starting quarterback completing less than 57% percent of his passes and a running game averaging 3.7 yards per carry, your offense is officially grounded. This lack of firepower is exactly what will keep you from fulfilling your boastful promises. Now, recent point totals of 16, 27, 27 and 24 generated by fortunate field position will mask the deficiencies. However, this good fortune will not hold for the rest of the season. Your offensive line needs to pass on a second serving of anything next Thursday, and instead take up an extra time in the weight and film room. Shore up the O-line, return to heavy play-action passing to steady Sanchez and make sure your special teams and defense are their normal selves. Dear Dr. Drew, My former pupil Mike Krzyzewski just surpassed me for most wins in division I basketball history. Little does the pipsqueak realize, I’ve been getting back into shape by throwing five chairs a day across the court at the local gym. Now, who’s hiring and where can I sit my Hall-of-Fame ass down to take back my record?
The UConn men’s ice hockey team defeated the Sacred Heart Pioneers 8-3 as the Huskies scored on the power play five times, thrice by junior Alex Gerke, who recorded his first career Hat Trick. Sacred Heart got on the scoreboard first when junior forward Drew George found the back of the net off a pass from sophomore Chad Filteau. UConn then answered with a powerplay goal from sophomore Brant Harris to head into the first intermission tied. The second period was all UConn, as the Huskies would go on to score five goals. Junior defenseman Alex Gerke scored two power-play goals, freshman winger Cody Sharib added a power-play goal of his own and freshmen Jacob Poe and Joe Budnick added even-strength goals for the Huskies. Sacred Heart would put one more point on the board before the second intermission, this time from sophomore forward Tye Lewis. Sacred Heart came out strong in the third period with a goal from junior winger Ben Katchum, but the Pioneers could not stop the Husky offense, as Gerke scored his third power play goal for UConn to complete the hat trick. Senior Marcello Ranallo also recorded an evenstrength goal in the third period for UConn. UConn went 5-7 on the power play, which created a lot of momentum and scoring opportunities for the Huskies. The improved the Huskies’ conference record to 3-2-1 in league play and 4-4-2 overall.
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Sophomore forward Jordan Sims moves the puck last night against Sacred Heart. The Huskies won 8-3 to bump their reocrd back to .500 on the year.
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Huskies take on Maine in Hartford
By Matt McDonough Sports Editor The No. 4 UConn men’s basketball team will play its first regular season game in the XL Center tonight against Maine at 7 p.m. The Huskies are coming off a 78-66 win over Wagner Monday night at Gampel Pavilion. UConn, who beat Columbia by 13 on opening night, hasn’t had the killer instinct of last year’s national championship team. Rather than closing out games on a run, the Huskies get complacent and let their opponents hang in the game until the end. “We’ve got to learn to play the whole game,” said Jeremy Lamb. Tonight, with a new banner over their heads in Hartford, UConn will look to play a com-
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plete game. tant under Calhoun at UConn have never made the postseason “I think we should play hard from 1986-89. During that under Woodward’s leadership. for 40 minutes,” said DeAndre time the Huskies appeared in a The Huskies, who are lookDaniels. “I think when we ing to mesh into a team get a comfortable lead, in postseason form, we relax.” will need more offense The Huskies look to from the frontcourt. improve to 3-0 when they Alex Oriakhi and Andre take on the Black Bears. Drummond have yet to Maine is 1-0 on the seareach double figures this son, defeating Maineseason. Both scored eight Machias 113-49 at home points in the Wagner on Nov. 14. Five players game and look to increase 1-0, 0-0 2-0, 0-0 scored in double figures their offense. as Justin Edwards led the “I think I’m getXL Center, 7 p.m. way with 24 points and ting more rhythm now,” 91.7 WHUS/whus.org Gerald McLemore added Drummond said. “I think 21. we’re coming together as The Black Bears, out a team.” of the America East conference, postseason tournament three of Daniels, who tallied two finished 15-15 last season. Maine four years and won the 1988 points against the Lions, broke is coached by Ted Woodward, National Invitation Tournament. out, scoring 11 points against a branch of the Jim Calhoun Woodward moved on to Harvard Wagner. The freshman also coaching tree. Woodward, who then Central Connecticut State totaled five rebounds and has been the head coach for the before landing an assistant job at three blocks. He, along with Bears since 2004, was an assis- Maine in 1996. The Black Bears Drummond (eight points and
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five rebounds), shook off his first-game jitters and had a respectable performance in the second contest. “I think they played with more confidence,” Oriakhi said. “Like myself, they both came off a pretty bad game. I think they just wanted to make a statement.” Lamb has led the offense, averaging 25 points in the first two games. Shabazz Napier, who battled a fever Monday night, is averaging 21. Despite Napier’s sickness, he still managed to pace the Husky offense against the Seahawks. “They told me to keep pushing and pushing,” Napier said. “There was a couple times I got winded. One time when I stole the ball and laid it up, I thought I was going to faint.”
Who has been the biggest turkey in sports this year? Boston Red Sox By Danny Maher Campus Correspondent I slammed my dorm room door shut and marched into the pouring rain, full of rage and anguish. My team, the Boston Red Sox, just completed the biggest collapse in Major League history. It kills me to admit this, but– the biggest sports “turkey” of the year has to go to the Sox. On Sept. 1, the division-leading Red Sox held a nine-game wildcard lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. Less than four weeks later, in incredible fashion, they blew it. Given their “World Series or bust” expectations with the 2011 the Sox are most certainly the biggest turkey this year. Were the Red Sox this year’s top Turkey...
» POINT/COUNTERPOINT TJ: Philadelphia is the bigger turkey, and one of the main reasons is the fact that the Red Sox were at least granted the opportunity to choke late in the season. The Eagles are 3-6, with two of their wins coming against the Rams (1-8) and the Redskins (2-7). With games against the Giants and the Patriots coming up, you wouldn’t be out of line to say that the Eagles might be out of the playoff picture before it even gets taken. Danny: But that is all just a matter of a team who has not found its chemistry yet. The Red Sox had that chemistry and were rolling through the season, on pace to win close to a 100 games. Then it all came crumbling down. It starts with starting pitchers Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and John Lackey all drinking beer, eating KFC and playing video games
in the clubhouse during games. That should not be happening in a Major League clubhouse and is the epitome of unprofessional. TJ: The epitome of unprofessional is what DeSean Jackson pulled this weekend. After missing a mandatory team meeting, the Eagles had no choice but to bench the enigmatic receiver. For someone that is looking to cash in this offseason, that’s not exactly the route I would have taken. The biggest turkey on this team right now is Vick, who currently has mashed potatoes for ribs. Vick has thrown just as many touchdown passes as interceptions (11), and his QB rating Sunday against Arizona was 32.5. Danny: But what about the manner in which Red Sox management went about the catastro-
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By TJ Souhlaris Campus Correspondent
The Philadelphia Eagles are by far the biggest turkey in sports right now. The second Vince Young uttered the words “dream team” at a preseason practice, Philly had a bulls-eye on its back. Everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong. From uninspiring play by Michael Vick to offseason moves that simply haven’t come close to panning out (I’m looking at you, Steve Smith and Nnamdi Asomugha), the Eagles have struggled out of the gates to a 3-6 record. The expectations were the sky for the Eagles; instead, they’re the baby wishbone that nobody wants to pull.
... or will the Eagles fail even harder?