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LOUISVILLE, K.Y- The UConn men’s basketball team will not repeat as national champions. The No. 9 seed Huskies (2014) lost 77-64 to No. 8 seed Iowa State in the second round of the NCAA tournament in the South region at the KFC Yum! Center. Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Jeremy Lamb had 19, but UConn could not come back from an early 22-point deficit. The Cyclones used a 16-0 run to make it 36-14 with 7:29 left in first half. Scott Christopherson and Chris Allen combined for six 3-pointers in the first half. “They played at a different speed and that’s why they won tonight’s game,” said coach Jim Calhoun. The Huskies hung around after cutting the margin to 10 points at halftime. With 17:10 left in the second half, a Roscoe Smith tip-in made it and eightpoint Iowa State lead. Ryan Boatright’s 3-pointer with 8:26 remaining made it 58-52. But
the Cyclones went on a 7-0 run after that to take control of the game once and for all. “They made a run on us,” said Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg. “I was proud of how we controlled ourself.” Although Lamb finished with 19, it took the sophomore a while to get into the flow of the game offensively. “They didn’t do nothing special,” Lamb said. “They were a good defensive team, but I was able to get free. I just had open shots and wasn’t able to knock them down.” Boatright had nine points on the night, while Andre Drummond and Alex Oriakhi each had two points. They couldn’t stop Royce White, who had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Cyclones. White set the tone early with a thunderous dunk in the first points of the game, and after Iowa State kept draining threes, UConn could never fully recover. “They came out, and they threw the first punch,” Napier said. “We weren’t ready for it.” Christopherson finished with
15 points, while Allen had 20. “We knew they could shoot like that,” said Tyler Olander. “It was pretty much the tone for us in the game.” After finishing 32-9 and winning the Big East tournament and the national championship, the Huskies could not pull off another NCAA tournament run. With the additions of Drummond, Boatright and DeAndre Daniels, many thought UConn could make up for the loss of Kemba Walker. But a bid for a repeat fell six wins short. “Anything can happen,” Oriakhi said of the NCAA tournament. “This year we expected a lot and we fell short.” Drummond said that the Huskies couldn’t get over the hump against Iowa State in Louisville. But he said UConn was still a good team. “We have a lot of talent on this team,” Drummond said. “We have a whole lot of talent on this team. I have no doubt we’re going to work real hard in the offseason.” Calhoun never wanted to compare the last two seasons to
Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun watches his team during basketball practice in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, March 14.
each other. “We won the national championship last year, the trophy is tucked away, safe, locked,” Calhoun said. “We’re starting this season in the NCAA tourna-
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Travel to Teach is a non-profit volunteer program that connects volunteers from all around the world with community projects in developing countries. Their mission is two-fold, according to their website, www.travel-to-teach.org, “to help education in developing and third world countries” and “to bring people together to enhance multi-cultural understanding.” “I have a strong belief that the best way one can help a person or a country is by providing education. Nothing is more positive than trying to help empower people and create conditions for sustainable develop-
ment by offering education,” said Kerstin Ahlzen, the founder of Travel to Teach, said on the program’s website. Travel to Teach was founded by volunteers in 2002 in Nongkhai, Thailand and has since placed over 1,000 volunteers in projects worldwide. Currently, volunteer opportunities include over 50 projects in Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Nepal, China, Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Projects fall under the following categories: teaching, animal welfare, child care, information technology, medical and health care, restoration camps and women’s groups, according to the Travel to Teach website. “Travel to Teach was founded
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HARTFORD (AP) — After her sister was murdered in Chaplin in 1998, when the nearest state trooper 18 minutes away, Hannah Williamson-Coon was able to take some solace in the fact that Connecticut officials later passed a law aimed at boosting patrols. That January day, a pregnant Heather Messenger called 911. But while state police were en route, her husband bludgeoned her to death in front of their 5-year-old son with a piece of wood and a fireplace poker. Her husband was acquitted by reason of insanity and remains committed to a state psychiatric hospital. The vicious attack was the driving force behind a law that mandated state police to have a minimum of 1,248 troopers in hopes of decreasing response times. The state had about 970 troopers at the time. Now, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is pushing the legislature to approve a bill that would eliminate the minimum staffing requirement, saying it’s rarely been met, is arbitrary and crime is at a 44-year-low in the state. The state now has about 1,080 troopers, down from 1,283 in 2009, according to the state police union. Malloy has no plans to cut jobs that are currently filled, a spokesman said. But officials in some rural towns served by state police say they’re concerned that getting rid of the mandate would lead to fewer patrols and longer response times. The union is suing the Malloy administration to try to get officials to meet the staffing requirement. And WilliamsonCoon, who lives in Northville, Mich., says she’s stumped by the governor’s proposal. “Why would they think they wouldn’t need it now?” she asked. “My sister would be proud to know that there’s some kind of legislation that lives on that could help other women in her position, and I don’t think anybody in Connecticut should be at risk.”
What’s on at UConn today... Particles, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar 3 to 4 p.m. Gant Science Complex, P-121 Dr. Giorgio Torrieri, from IAS, Frankfurt and Columbia University, will present, “The Phase Diagram in T-μ-Nc Space.”
Norman Hascoe Distinguished Lecture Series 4 to 5 p.m. Gant Science Complex, P-38
Academic Achievement Center 4 to 8 p.m. CUE 116
Gov. Malloy -Comm. Director Andrew Doba presentation 7 to 8 p.m. BUSN 211
Professor Donald J. Wuebbles, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign will present, “Potential Effects of Climate Change on the United States: The National Climate Assessment.”
The AAC continue to provide academic process coaching in those areas necessary to produce academic excellence.
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BRIDGEPORT (AP) — The threat of rising sea levels is forcing a new look at Connecticut’s valuable shoreline. Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that state legislation would require towns and cities to consider the impact of sea level rise, coastal flooding and erosion when planning coastline development. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says that between 1964 and 2006, monthly tide gauges in Bridgeport show a mean sea level rise trend of 0.1 inch a year. Maine and Rhode Island have projections written into state regulations. Neither Connecticut law nor the state Coastal Management program mention sea level increases, but it’s acknowledged in grants handed out by the state in the Clean Water Fund. Rising sea levels cause frequent road flooding in coastal areas and could prod officials to figure out improvements in building construction.
Unenrolled senators: Maine’s King must choose PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The nation’s two independent senators have a message for Maine’s Angus King if he’s elected to replace Olympia Snowe: Choose a side. Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut enjoy their political freedom, but they say that if the former Maine governor is elected he’ll find the Senate’s run by the two major political parties, and independence has its limits. King’s said that if elected, he wouldn’t decide which party caucus he’d join before he gets to Washington. But Sanders and Lieberman tell Maine Today Media that being the most effective senator means getting the best possible committee assignments, and it’s the Democratic and Republican caucuses that divvy up those assignments and decide who chairs committees and subcommittees.
State police supervisors ratify labor deal
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut State Police supervisors have voted to ratify their first ever labor contract, ending a long-running battle with the state. A spokesman announced Saturday that police lieutenants and captains cast ballots on Friday evening. The contract will now go to the Connecticut General Assembly. The labor dispute dates to 2006, when the lieutenants and captains voted 35-0 to unionize and designated the Connecticut State Employees Union to negotiate for them. The labor board certified the union in 2007, but the state refused to negotiate with it. State agencies under then Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell fought the union drive, claiming the lieutenants and captains were managers.
Student saves classmate’s life with Heimlich
WALLINGFORD (AP) — When Tony Sgroi’s mother, Tammy Sgroi, taught him to use the Heimlich maneuver, he never thought he’d be using it during school, let alone on his good friend. But that’s what happened on a recent morning when Tony lifted fellow Sheehan High School freshman Joe Barbiuto out of his seat and with three quick thrusts cleared his throat of food that had become stuck. Joe, 14, and Tony, 15, were in Nicholas Brown’s computer-aided drafting and design class on March 2, when Joe began choking on gummy fruit snacks. “I was chewing and I accidentally inhaled,” he said. “I got one caught in my throat and Tony saw me choking.” “He was coughing and grabbing his throat, he was making weird noises,” Tony said. “He couldn’t talk, he couldn’t breathe. I asked if he was choking but he didn’t answer.”
2 bodies found inside burning car in Fairfield
FAIRFIELD (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of two people whose bodies were found in a burning car on a state highway in Fairfield. Firefighters responding to a report of grass fire on the Merritt Parkway early Saturday found the car on fire in the northbound lane, between exits 42 and 44. Fairfield and Westport firefighters extinguished the blaze and discovered the two dead bodies inside the car. Fairfield Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson says authorities are trying to determine the victim’s identities. The state medical examiner has been called to the scene. State police and the Fairfield Fire Department are investigating the cause of the fire.
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(AP) — He is accused of the kind of crime that makes people shiver, the killing of families in their own homes under cover of night, the butchery of defenseless children. Under normal circumstances, Americans would dismiss such an act as worthy of only one response: swift and merciless punishment. Not so in the case of Robert Bales — at least, not for some Americans. So far, many seem willing to believe that a 10-year U.S. military veteran, worn down by four tours of combat and perhaps suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, simply snapped. That somehow there must be, if not an excuse, at least an explanation. Exactly what set off the Army sergeant accused of massacring 16 civilians in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province is far from clear. But already, organizations and individuals with differing agendas have portrayed Bales as the personification of something that is profoundly broken, and have seized on his case to question the war itself or to argue that the American government is asking too much of its warriors. On the website of Iraq Veterans Against the War, organizer Aaron Hughes declared that Afghan war veterans “believe that this incident is not a case of one ‘bad apple’ but the effect of a continued U.S. military policy of drone strikes, night raids, and helicopter attacks where Afghan civilians pay the price.” Those veterans, he wrote, “hope that the Kandahar massacre will be a turning point” in the war. “Send a letter to the editor of your local paper condemning the massacre and calling for an end to our occupation in Afghanistan,” Hughes wrote. On March 11, authorities say, Bales, a 38-year-old married father of two from Washington state, stalked through two villages, gunned down civilians and attempted to burn some of the bodies. The dead included nine children. In Lake Tapps, Wash., neighbors knew Bales as a patriot, a friendly guy who loved his wife and kids, and a man who never complained about the sacrifices his country repeatedly asked of him. They find it hard to believe he could be capable of such depravity. “I kind of sympathize for him,
being gone, being sent over there four times,” said Beau Britt, who lives across the street. “I can understand he’s probably quite wracked mentally, so I just hope that things are justified in court. I hope it goes OK.” Paul Wohlberg, who lives next door to the Baleses, said: “I just can’t believe Bob’s the guy who did this. A good guy got put in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Talk like that infuriates Fred Wellman, a retired Army lieutenant colonel from Fredericksburg, Va., who did three tours in Iraq. He said comments like those of Bales’ neighbors and his attorney simply feed into the notion of “the broken veteran.” Wellman does not deny that 10 years of war have severely strained the service. But while others might see Bales as a wounded soul, Wellman sees a man who sneaked off base to commit his alleged crimes, then had the presence of mind to “lawyer up” as soon as he was caught. “That may play well with certain circles of the civilian community, which doesn’t understand our lives,” Wellman said. “But he’s going to be tried by a military court ... and chances are three or four of those guys
had things happen to them, may have had three or four tours, may have lost people, may have been blown up. And NONE of them snapped and killed 16 people.” He added: “It’s just too easy, and a lot of us, we’re not buying it.” Benjamin Busch, a Marine veteran of two tours of Iraq, wrote last week on the website The Daily Beast that he and his comrades are afraid to admit that Bales “lost his mind in war,” because that “allows for the possibility that any one of us could go insane at any time, and that every veteran poisoned by their combat experience could be on edge for life.” James Alan Fox, an expert on murder, said Americans can more easily make excuses for Bales because the shootings did not occur here at home. “Although the victims weren’t soldiers or the enemy, they were civilians, many Americans ... literally distance themselves from this case, because it’s so far away in a foreign land,” said Fox, a professor at Boston’s Northeastern University. “It’s still mass murder, yet many Americans sort of perceive it differently because it is related to a military situation, as opposed to a private citizen who’s murdering other private citizens.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of police officers cleared the park where the Occupy movement was born six months ago and made several arrests after hundreds of protesters returned in an anniversary observance and defiantly resisted calls to clear out. Some demonstrators locked arms and sat down in the middle of Zuccotti Park near Wall Street after police announced on a bullhorn at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday that the park was closed. Officers then poured into the park, forcing most of the crowd out and surrounding a small group that stayed behind. Police formed a human ring around the park to keep protesters out. Several people were arrested, police said. An unused public transit bus was brought in to cart away about a dozen demonstrators in plastic handcuffs. One female under arrest had difficulty breathing and was taken away in an ambulance to be treated. For hours, the demonstrators had been chanting and holding impromptu meetings in the park to celebrate the anniversary of the movement that has brought attention to economic inequality, as police mainly kept their distance. But New York Police Det. Brian Sessa said the tipping point came when the protesters started breaking the park rules. “They set up tents. They had sleeping bags,” he said. Electrical boxes also were tampered with and there was evidence of graffiti. Sessa said Brookfield Properties, the park owner, sent in security to advise the protesters to stop pitching tents and to leave the park. The protesters, in turn, became agitated with them. The company then asked the police to help them clear out the park, the detective said. “Most of the people, they left the park,” Sessa said. “People who refused to leave and were staying were arrested.” Many protesters shouted and officers took out their batons after a demonstrator threw a glass bottle at the bus that police were using to detain protesters. Sandra Nurse, a member of Occupy’s direct action working group, said police treated demonstrators roughly and made arbitrary arrests. She disputed the police assertion that demonstrators had broken park rules by putting up tents or getting out sleeping bags.
HARTFORD (AP) — As venues for religious services go, the Rev. Thomas Hoar says you could do worse than a submarine. Hoar, who presided over a Mass aboard the USS Missouri last Sunday, said there was a quiet calm to the sub as it surged through the Atlantic Ocean, and he was touched by the thanks from sailors who crowded into the officers’ ward room to pray. “When I started I said, ‘Let us remember we’re in the presence of God, even though we’re 650 feet beneath the surface of the ocean,’” Hoar said. It was a first for Hoar and the Navy, which had never before had a Mass performed
on a Virginia-class attack submarine. Unlike sailors on the Navy’s surface ships, which are large enough to accommodate chaplains during deployments, submariners almost always rely on specially trained members of the crew to provide services as lay leaders. Hoar, the 60-year-old chaplain to the Roman Catholic community at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, was looking for an opportunity to learn more about the work of submariners. He was invited to join the crew of the Groton-based Missouri, one of the Navy’s newest and most advanced submarines, as they took it on a four-day sea transit. Since American war ships are
dry, he was apprehensive about bringing aboard wine for the service. But his small bottle did not set off any alarms. The service itself was no different from Mass at Hoar’s chapel in Groton, with two exceptions: He kept the homily shorter than usual, in a nod to the many duties awaiting the sailors, and there was no collection. He also heard confession, but with space at a premium, he had to do it sitting on the floor of a passageway behind computer equipment. The Catholic lay leader for the Missouri, Lt. Anthony Roa, did readings for the Mass as roughly 18 people crowded around a table in the ward room. “It meant a lot to me to have
a Catholic priest on board,” Roa said. U.S. submarines, which have crews of about 130 people, each have at least two lay leaders — one Protestant, one Catholic — and some have lay leaders who are Jewish or represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to Navy Cmdr. Steven Moses, the Hawaii-based chaplain for the Navy’s Pacific submarine fleet. When chaplains are made available, Moses said submariners are particularly grateful, perhaps because of their isolation at sea. The Missouri, which was commissioned in 2010, is the Navy’s seventh submarine in the Virginia class.
In this Aug. 23, 2011 Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System photo, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participates in an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.
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New wrinkle in pot debate: stoned driving DENVER (AP) — Angeline Chilton says she can’t drive unless she smokes pot. The suburban Denver woman says she’d never get behind the wheel right after smoking, but she does use medical marijuana twice a day to ease tremors caused by multiple sclerosis that previously left her homebound. “I don’t drink and drive, and I don’t smoke and drive,” she said. “But my body is completely saturated with THC.” Her case underscores a problem that no one’s sure how to solve: How do you tell if someone is too stoned to drive? States that allow medical marijuana have grappled with determining impairment levels for years. And voters in Colorado and Washington state will decide this fall whether to legalize the drug for recreational use, bringing a new urgency to the issue. A Denver marijuana advocate says officials are scrambling for limits in part because more drivers acknowledge using the drug. “The explosion of medical marijuana patients has led to a lot of drivers sticking the (marijuana) card in law enforcement’s face, saying, ‘You can’t do anything to me, I’m legal,’” said Sean McAllister, a lawyer who defends people charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. It’s not that simple. Driving while impaired by any drug is illegal in all states. But it highlights the challenges law enforcement officers face using old tools to try to fix a new problem. Most convictions for drugged driving now are based on police observations, followed later by a blood test. Authorities envision a legal threshold for pot that would be comparable to the blood-alcohol standard used to determine drunken driving. But unlike alcohol, marijuana stays in the blood long after the high wears off a few hours after
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 6, Angeline Chilton a suburban Denver woman with multiple sclerosis who smokes pot twice a day to ease tremors, holds her pipe as she sits on the front porch of her home in Lakewood, Colo.
use, and there is no quick test to determine someone’s level of impairment — not that scientists haven’t been working on it. Dr. Marilyn Huestis of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a government research lab, says that soon there will be a saliva test to detect recent marijuana use. But government officials say that doesn’t address the question of impairment. “I’ll be dead — and so will lots of other people — from old age, before we know the impairment levels” for marijuana and other drugs, said White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske. Authorities recognize the need for a solution. Marijuana causes dizziness, slowed reaction time and drivers are more
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McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Billy Frederick Allen spent more than 25 years in a Texas prison before an appeals court overturned his convictions in two murders. Three years after winning his freedom, Allen is fighting the state again — this time for the $2 million he says he’s owed for wrongful imprisonment. Although the appeals court declared the evidence against Allen too weak for any reasonable juror to convict him, Texas officials say he has not proven his innocence. Therefore, they say, he isn’t covered by a state law that generously compensates the wrongfully convicted for the years they spent behind bars. Advocates say Allen’s case raises new questions about what is needed to qualify for compensation in Texas, where more inmates have been freed because of wrongful convictions than any other U.S. state. DNA evidence has led to most of Texas’ exonerations. But with
DNA testing now essentially standard in most cases and the number of DNA-based exonerations expected to dwindle, more former inmates like Allen — whose case has no DNA evidence — are likely to account for more compensation cases. “The only difference is the good luck, if you want to call it that, that exonerees in DNA cases had versus Billy,” said Jeff Blackburn, chief counsel of the Innocence Project of Texas, which works to free wrongfully convicted inmates. “It doesn’t make them any more innocent than Billy Allen. It doesn’t make Billy any less innocent than them.” Texas’ compensation law is the most generous in the U.S., according to the national Innocence Project. Freed inmates who are declared innocent by a judge, prosecutors or a governor’s pardon can collect $80,000 for every year of imprisonment, along with an annuity. Allen, who was imprisoned for
26 years, would stand to collect almost $2.1 million. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s highest state court to review criminal cases, reversed Allen’s murder convictions three years ago in two 1983 murders. The court ruled that Allen’s trial attorney made mistakes, including failing to contradict a police officer’s claim that one victim, moments before he died, indicated Allen was his attacker. The court ordered a new trial. Prosecutors decided to dismiss the charges, but said they still considered Allen a suspect and have kept the case open. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ office denied Allen’s application for compensation because “ineffective assistance of counsel was the basis for the relief he received from the court; it was not on the basis of actual innocence,” her spokesman said in a statement. Combs declined an interview request.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An alternate juror in the trial of a former Rutgers University student convicted in a webcam spying episode that ended in his gay roommate’s suicide said he disagrees with the verdict. James Downey told The Record newspaper on Saturday that he wouldn’t have voted to convict Dharun Ravi on any charges related to allegations that his actions were motivated by anti-gay bias. Prosecutors said Ravi set up his webcam in his dorm room and watched Tyler Clementi kissing another man on Sept. 19, 2010, then tweeted about it and excitedly tried to catch
Clementi in the act again two days later. A half dozen students were believed to have seen the live video of the kissing; no video was taken the second time. As an alternate, the Woodbridge Township resident heard all the testimony but did not participate in deliberations. The jury, which returned its verdict Friday, was unanimous in finding Ravi guilty of all 15 charges, including invasion of privacy and anti-gay intimidation. Ravi wasn’t charged with causing or contributing to his roommate’s death. Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge days after his intimate encounter with
the other man. The case stirred a national conversation about antigay bullying and teen suicide and illustrated the dangers of technology in the hands of people who have grown up with the likes of Twitter and Facebook. “Whatever (Ravi) did was stupid, but I don’t think he ever had any intention of intimidating (Clementi),” Downey said. “I think that scenario could have happened 100 different ways, whether he had a straight roommate who had a girlfriend over ... there are 100 scenarios where he could have been goofing around and turning the camera on and it had nothing to do with somebody being gay.”
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Student activism can be a powerful and effective tool
ollege students have been protesting lately in many different settings, from Occupy Wall Street, to classroom walkouts, to the riots at Penn State and a petition to ban a Chic-fil-A from NYU. Each incident recommends its own separate analysis and explanation, but it is important to recognize what they share in common as well: the tradition of student activism in the United States and around the world is a vital one. New styles of student activism are emerging. The advent of technology and social media has revolutionized the way youth movements organize and disseminate information. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are believed to have played a significant role in the protests throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Experiences in student involvement are invaluable educationally. They help us to form political worldviews. We learn tactics for organization and debate. We learn budgeting, marketing and the delicate art of achieving consensus. In particular, we learn how to compromise in order to achieve a shared aim. We learn how practicalities can impinge on ideals. Student activism is part of the learning experience. It is important that students understand that if they do not make their voice heard, organized groups will exploit their silence. They should also understand the tactical means by which these groups operate. It is important to take part in formative political debates on topics such as the limits to freedom of expression. It is vital that students learn to relate their own cultural background and experience to the broader community. Overall it is incumbent on a university to accommodate these experiences as part of our responsibility to educate politically literate and aware citizens. This will not always be comfortable. There are two particular challenges associated with this stance. First, that students are learners but also independent adults and consumers. Universities need to hear the voice of students and their experience of education and university services. We need a coherent organizational voice to support this, and it must be taken seriously. Second, there are boundaries. Intimidation, disruption and interference with the institutional mission are a step too far and tolerating them sends a poor message politically and educationally. Disrespect is unwanted and unpleasant but can probably be coped with. Youth will challenge the limits of tolerance, some more than others, and absolute clarity on these limits is essential precisely to preserve the educational value of the sort of broader learning I described above. Political passion, dedication and moral commitment are not the sole preserve of the young and it is a particular failing of the young to believe they are. For certain, however, it is only by exercising them in youth that they can be preserved in adulthood. 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.
Never has eating in McMahon been so depressing as when there are no windows.... Whenever I see a man with an enormous beard, I can’t help but wonder if the carpet matches the drapes. Is everyone going to come back to campus tomorrow? It’s sort of deserted. I’m lonely... THEY MOVED WINGS NOOOOOOOOOOOO.
I really wanna go outside. Don’t make funny faces in photos that are going on Facebook. I’m warning all of you. This Bud Light commercial with Pitbull reminds me that, as a woman, I’m never good enough. I saw a girl today that I used to think looked like Taylor Swift when she was blonde, but now her hair is red and she looks just like Emma Stone. Hey UConn, what did you do for break? I was in a music video for One Direction. In my dreams. Apparently different races have different types of earwax? I would give anything for my earwax to look like this Asian/Native American model. So dry and flaky! Every day I’m juggling, juggling. Sometimes if I go hours without eating I get hungry.
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Ravi shouldn’t suffer for new legal precedent
yler Clementi, a former student at Rutgers, posted his final message to the world on his Facebook page in Sept. of 2010, “Jumping off the gw bridge, sorry.” Later that night he leapt to his death from the George Washington Bridge in New York City. Following this tragedy, the country was quick to place blame on Clementi’s roommate, Dharun Ravi, for spying on him and another man while they were engaging in sexual acts in their dorm room. Ravi even went as far as to invite people via Twitter to tune into the show by accessing his By Tyler McCarthy webcam. While it’s Associate Commentary Editor most likely true that this was the event that led Clementi to commit suicide, the public’s reaction to Dharun Ravi was, at best, misguided. On March 16, Ravi was found guilty of several counts of invasion of privacy and evidence tampering as well as one count of bias intimidation which suggested that, under the circumstances, Clementi could have made a reasonable assumption that he was being targeted by Ravi and his friends because of his sexual orientation. With this verdict, Ravi now faces jail time and possible deportation to India. Many in the country are pleased with the verdict and feel that justice has been served. Ravi, whose actions sparked a mas-
sive wave of anti-bullying policies in New Jersey and shined a light on the topic for the entire country, will face an adequate punishment for his part in pushing a troubled young man to kill himself. However, some are displeased with the way in which the Dharun Ravi case was handled. If Cementi hadn’t killed himself, Ravi would most likely not have been brought up on criminal charges. It would have probably been written off as an innocuous occurrence between two roommates. However, in the wake of Clementi’s suicide, the public wanted someone to pay, and Dharun Ravi was the person whose head belonged on the proverbial spike. All that this kind of mentality has accomplished is the wasted potential of two promising young men, rather than one. This is not to suggest that Ravi deserved a pass for what he did – far from it. The handling of the case was very much a missed opportunity for everyone involved. While Ravi will be tucked away from the public to serve his sentence, whatever it may be, it has been arranged that the world can begin to get over this very unfortunate case. This doesn’t help anyone. Ravi’s actions were a result of a very ignorant, immature and insensitive attitude toward homosexuality. His lawyers tried to make the defense that Ravi was put in a new situation that he wasn’t sure how to deal with. Living in such close quarters with a gay man was a culture shock. While many were outraged that this was basically an excuse for ignorant people to commit hate crimes against gays and lesbians, perhaps it’s not necessarily an idea to scoff at.
The fact of the matter is that hate crimes against a sexual orientation are fundamentally different from those of a particular race or culture. Few people could grow up without encountering a black or Hispanic minority, assuming that they are white for the sake of this example. The idea that there are multiple types of races in the world is something people deal with early on in life. Homosexuality hasn’t been something that is tackled so fundamentally during childhood. There is a unique culture that comes with the LGBT community, as there would be with any social or ethnic group. The difference is that it isn’t unreasonable to think that Ravi had not learned how to deal with it until he got to college – where he promptly failed to deal with it properly. The point here is that while it was satisfying to make Ravi pay deeply for his role in this terrible tragedy, the real example that should have been made out of him is the ignorance that has been allowed to foster in our culture over years of homosexuality being America’s dirty little secret. Rather than use Ravi as an example of the problem with understanding in our country, no one was interested in using him to start the conversation that could end this culture of ignorance and inexperience. Instead, he’ll be thrown in jail or deported so that the public can get over this uncomfortable situation and another boy can be deprived of his future.
Weekly Columnist Tyler McCarthy is a 6th-semester journalism and English double major. He can be reached at Tyler.McCarthy@UConn.edu.
Presidential debate structure should be altered
his may be one of the least appealing presidential elections in a while. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are wholly unappealing, and Barack Obama in the general election isn’t much better. However, people need to realize they have other options – there are so-called “minor” candidates running in the primary, and there will be third parties in the general election. However, to get the public’s attention, these candidates need to be included in the debates. Unfortunately, debates often set arbitrary By Gregory Koch requirements based on pollStaff Columnist ing. This creates a major problem. Without the exposure in the debates, candidates can’t get the attention they need to do well in the polls, creating a catch-22. In order to create the greatest political potential, the presidential debates should follow in the footsteps of the New York 2010 gubernatorial debate and include all candidates. That debate, televised statewide and held at Hofstra University, was a perfect model for what free and equal debates should be like. All seven candidates on the ballot had equal time to speak, and they each
had their own chance at public attention. The results were evident come Election Day. Warren Redlich (Libertarian) and Jimmy McMillan (Rent is Too Damn High) smashed their party’s records for vote totals in a New York gubernatorial race. More important, Howie Hawkins (Green) received over 50,000 votes, earning his party automatic ballot access for the next four years. Charles Barron (Freedom) and Kristin Davis (Anti-Prohibition) each had a chance to voice their opinions as well. However, it does not look like that will happen. So far, the primary debates have deliberately excluded certain candidates. Just look at the “Gary Johnson rule” if you need proof. Heading into this election, Johnson was billed as a possible libertarian alternative to Ron Paul. However, the debate committees deliberately crafted the rules to exclude him from virtually every debate. Heading into the Sept. 7 debate in California, Johnson had been included in one of the first three debates. Every other “major” Republican candidate had been at two or more. At that point, the inclusion criteria were modified so that only candidates who had been at two or more debates could be included. That is very suspicious. It would soon get even fishi-
er. After Johnson was included in the Sept. 22 debate at Rick Perry’s request, the rules changed to deny him future entrance to debates. At this point, Johnson had been included in the two debate minimum. Unfortunately for him, the Republican powers decided to change the future requirement to three previous debates. Finally, Johnson decided enough was enough and left for the Libertarian Party. He is currently seeking their nomination. Some candidates were even worse off than Johnson. Fred Karger and Buddy Roemer were not included in any debates, in spite of having ballot access in most states. Roemer also had four years of executive experience as governor of Louisiana – just as many as Romney. The GOP’s motivation is glaringly obvious – Karger, Roemer, and Johnson are challenges to the mainstream Republican Party. However, rather than ignoring them, the Party debate organizers should be including them and letting the public decide. After all, this is a democracy. The people should be the ones deciding who the best candidates are. It shouldn’t be left up to some debate organizer who not-so-coincidentally happens to be a high ranking party official. Johnson is currently polling at
9 percent against Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a hypothetical general election. In a second poll, Michael Bloomberg would get 13 percent as an independent against Obama and Romney. However, as long as the debates continue to ignore the minor candidates, they will remain minor. As a result, America will continue to be stuck with “politics as usual,” and nothing will ever change. This country needs change. Whether it’s Johnson, Bloomberg or even Rosanne Barr running on the Green Party line, someone needs to stand up to the establishment. However, this can’t happen if the establishment keeps locking everyone else out. As long as America allows the major Democrats and Republicans to monopolize power, this country will never get better. The best way for the public to learn about other candidates is through the debates. Therefore, election debates should include all candidates on the ballot, not just those perceived as “major” or “mainstream.” This will allow the public to truly pick the best candidate instead of selecting from a select few who are shoved down our throats.
Staff Columnist Gregory Koch is a 4th-semester actuarial science major. He can be reached at Greagory.Koch@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 an 8 -- List your promises, keep them, and gather up the riches. A mid-afternoon nap especially refreshes. Consider new opportunities, then go ahead and apply. Dream big. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- The next two days are great for hanging with friends. Dream up some new moneymaking schemes, and set goals high. Get into action. You can do it. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Put on your power suit, and up the action. Someone’s watching and measuring. You can do it! Share your elevator pitch when given the opportunity.
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Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Rules simplify things: Stick to basics. Expand to a wider view as you plan an adventure, but don’t get distracted from your priorities. You can find the funds. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- If you follow the directions, you save time (over making them up as you go), which is useful, as it’s getting so busy. Encourage someone to put their dreams on paper.
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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Learn from a friend’s mistake. Partnership is key for the next few days. Unleash your imagination together, and cut through the gray fog to create in Technicolor. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -The right side of the brain keeps you, and others, entertained. Listen to its crazy ideas, and consider putting them into action. Now’s good for making money.
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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Your creativity is enhanced for the next two days. Your inner child would like to come out and play. It’s getting really romantic; give in to the moment. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Work from home over the next two days, if you can. Clear your space and clear your mind. Imagine the people you love being happy. Imagine yourself happy, too.
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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Hunt and gather for knowledge to solve a great mystery. Things are falling into place. Plant a tree that will give shade to your grandchildren. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Let go of things that you don’t need, and make room for pleasant surprises. Stick to your budget. Don’t spend what you don’t have. It’s simple (but not always easy). Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Hang in there a little bit longer. You’re actually doing better than you give yourself credit for. Rewards come to those who persist. You’re getting stronger.
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Yemen says more than 2,000 killed in uprising
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — More than 2,000 people have been killed in a year of political turmoil that led to the resignation of Yemen’s longtime president, the government disclosed Sunday. The figure is much higher than human rights groups estimated. The government released its first casualty figures on a day when crowds of protesters were marking one year since a particularly bloody day, when dozens were killed. Yemen’s Ministry of Human Rights said the figure of at least 2,000 includes both unarmed protesters and military defectors, as well as more than 120 children. It said 22,000 people were wounded over the past year. The London-based human rights group Amnesty International estimated earlier this year that 200 protesters had been killed in the uprising. The government of Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stepped down as president last month after more than three decades in power, never released casualty figures. For nearly a year, armed men in plain clothes loyal to Saleh attacked anti-government protesters, while security forces did little to stop them. Yemenis protested across the country on Sunday to mark the killing of more than 50 protesters last year by snipers loyal to the
Striking workers ground Kuwait Airways flights KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait Airways, the Gulf state’s national carrier, canceled flights for a second day in a row Sunday as it scrambled to cope with a strike by workers. The action by Kuwait Airways employees follows a work stoppage by customs officials that began last week and is blocking truckloads of goods from entering the country. Workers are demanding higher pay and other benefits. Kuwaitis are used to well-paying government jobs and a cradle-to-grave social security system that is increasingly becoming a burden on the state. Calls for better working terms have grown louder as the past year’s Arab Spring uprisings reverberated across the region. Kuwait Airways grounded its flights starting Saturday evening and extending into Sunday, according to airline spokesman Adel Boresly. They affect incoming and outgoing flights on nearly two dozen routes including to regional hubs Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Doha, Qatar, as well as Western destinations such as New York and Frankfurt, Germany. It is unclear when flights will resume. “We are evaluating the situation (until) the strike is off,” Boresly said. Kuwait Airways operates a fleet of 17 jetliners and focuses mainly on flying to Middle Eastern, European and Asian destinations. It has struggled financially for years, in contrast to the turbocharged growth of regional rivals such as Dubai’s Emirates. Meanwhile, store shelves at some supermarkets are running empty as striking customs workers, who began walking off the job Tuesday, refuse to allow hundreds of trucks to cross the border. That is prompting merchants to hike prices, with the cost of some goods such as dairy products, detergents and diapers rising significantly. Oil exports do not appear to be affected by the customs strike. Marzouq Awwad, secretary of the customs workers’ union, vowed to continue the job walkoff until its members’ demands are met. He said workers have allowed 97 trucks carrying perishable items such as fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products to cross the border since the strike began.
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows Syrian rescue teams investigating the scene after an explosion in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday.
Explosion struck near Syrian security building in Aleppo
Yemenis gather around a damaged vehicle purported to belong to an American teacher shot by gunmen in Taiz, Yemen, Sunday. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead early Sunday an American teacher working at a language institute in a central Yemeni city, the region’s provincial governor said.
former regime. Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets in at least 18 provinces to demand that Saleh be tried for the deaths of protesters killed a year ago on “Friday of Dignity,” when snipers fired from rooftops at protesters in Sanaa’s Change Square. As part of an internationally backed deal, Saleh was granted immunity from prosecution in
exchange for handing over powers to his vice president. Saleh’s successor, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, decreed on Sunday that families who lost relatives in the uprising would be given a monthly stipend. The newly appointed prime minister, Salem Mohammed Bassindwa, visited Sanaa’s Change Square on Sunday and prayed at a cemetery where pro-
testers were buried. He told youth demonstrators that he would fulfill the goals of their movement. He denounced the “blatant attacks on hundreds of thousands of revolutionaries and people exercising their right to demonstrate peacefully.” Bassindwa heads a coalition government comprised of ministers from both Saleh’s regime and the opposition.
BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of Tibetans gathered to mourn a farmer who died after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibetan areas, a U.S. broadcaster said. A London-based rights group said the funeral Saturday turned into a protest march, with thousands calling for freedom and the return to Tibet of the Dalai Lama, their exiled spiritual leader. The incident, as with most reported unrest in Tibetan areas, could not be independently verified. Nearly 30 Tibetans have set themselves on fire over the past year to protest the suppression of their religion and
culture and to call for the return the Dalai Lama, who fled the Himalayan region in 1959 during a failed uprising against Chinese rule and is reviled by Beijing. The Communist government has accused supporters of the Dalai Lama of encouraging the self-immolations. U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Asia said in a statement that Sonam Thargyal, a 44-yearold farmer, fastened cotton padding to his body and doused himself with kerosene before setting himself on fire Saturday in Tongren, a monastery town in western China’s Qinghai province. He also drank kerosene, the broad-
caster said. “The Tibetans who were at the scene attempted to put out the flames, but death was very fast because of the kerosene inside and outside the body,” RFA quoted Dorjee Wangchuk, a Tibetan exile in Dharamsala, India, with close ties to the Tongren community, as saying. Thargyal called out for an end to Chinese rule in Tibetan-populated areas, the return of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan language rights, RFA said. As many as 7,000 Tibetans took part in Thargyal’s funeral and cremation ceremony, the broadcaster said.
Thousands mourn Tibetan self-immolator in China
BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion struck near a Syrian government security building in the northern city of Aleppo Sunday, while a harsh security crackdown prevented opposition rallies marking one year since the first nationwide protests of the uprising against President Bashar Assad. The Syrian state news agency called the Aleppo explosion a “terrorist bombing” and said one policeman and one female civilian were killed, while 30 were injured. It was the second attack in two days on regime strongholds. Three suicide bombings in the capital Damascus on Saturday killed 27 people. Two of them also targeted government security buildings and the regime the opposition, which it claims is made up of “terrorist” groups carrying out a foreign conspiracy. Aleppo and Damascus, Syria’s two largest cities, have been struck by a number of suicide bombings since December. Both are critical centers of support for Assad and have remained relatively insulated from the unrest shaking much of the country for the past year. No one has claimed responsibility for any of the weekend attacks. Mohammed Saeed, an Aleppo resident, said a car bomb exploded early afternoon about 200 yards (meters) from the Political Security Directorate. Security forces started shooting in the air and cordoned off the area to prevent people from approaching. “It was a strong explosion. It shook parts of the city,” Saeed said, citing nearby residents. “White smoke was billowing from the area.” The explosion did not seriously damage the security building, he said. At that time of day the city’s central Suleimaniyeh neighborhood is usually crowded with people, especially on Sunday, the first day of Syria’s workweek. The neighborhood has a large Christian population, Saeed said. The string of large-scale bombings near government security buildings in Damascus and Aleppo that have added a mysterious element to the anti-government revolt. After other similar attacks, U.S. officials suggested al-Qaida militants may be joining the fray. A previously unknown Islamist group calling itself Al-Nusra Front to Protect the Levant claimed responsibility for previous attacks in a video posted online, saying it carried them out “to avenge the people of Homs.” Homs is an opposition stronghold in central Syria that has been hard hit in the government crackdown. Al-Qaida’s involvement could further fuel the sectarian tensions that the uprising has already stoked. Al-Qaida’s supporters are largely Sunni Muslim extremists. Syria’s military and political leadership is stacked heavily with members of the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Assad and the ruling elite belong. The Alawite leaders of Syria are closely allied with Shiite Iran. Sunnis are the majority in the country of 22 million and make up the backbone of the opposition. The last major suicide bombing in Aleppo was on Feb. 10, when twin blasts struck security compounds, killing 28 people. Damascus has seen a half dozen suicide bombings since December, most hitting intelligence and security buildings. Many activists consider March 18, 2011, the start of the antiAssad uprising. Thousands took to the streets in cities across Syria on that day, and security forces killed marchers in the southern city of Daraa.
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Bringing a little Ireland to Storrs Acclaimed traditional Irish ensemble Danú plays Jorgensen
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By John Tyczkowski Associate Focus Editor This past Saturday night saw a St. Patrick’s Day concert at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts featuring Danú, an award-winning Irish music group straight from Ireland. Around 400 people crowded the Jorgensen’s house and mezzanine, almost all of them wearing green. Rod Rock, the director of the Jorgensen, set the tone of evening with his introduction to Danú by singing an unaccompanied verse and chorus of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” to the audience’s applause. Danú soon filed on stage, a band of six playing well-known instruments in Irish music such as the button accordion, the fiddle, the bodhrán, the bouzouki, the guitar, the flute and the penny whistle. The mood of the night was extremely informal from the start, feeling more like a gathering among friends in a pub or house than a performance in a concert hall. Benny McCarthy, the accordionist of the group, and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, the vocalist, flutist and whistle player, always told the stories behind each of the songs they were about to play in the set, especially if they were sung in Irish, and the stories behind those songs’ composers. They also passed along the distinctions between the musical styles they played in, such as the differences between tunes, hornpipes, jigs and airs. Other members of the band chimed
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Award-winning Irish music group Danú played the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on St. Patrick’s Day. The traditional ensemble has gained acclaim in their native Ireland and features virtuoso talents on a variety of traditional instruments, including flutes, fiddles and button accordion.
in from time to time as well with their own funny comments or stories. The music of the night itself also had distinct personality. The faster songs tended to have long and unusual names with a funny stories behind them, most notably the Scottish tune “Mary, Would You Cut Your Toe Nails, You’re Tearing the Blanket,” and the tune “Mary, Would You Hold the Candlestick Steady While I Shave the Chicken’s Upper Lip.” Midtempo pieces tended to be comic story songs, such as “Only 19-Years-Old,” where a young man unfortunately confuses the numbers 19 and 90 with regards to the bride he marries, and were in both Gaelic and English. Finally, slower pieces were almost all stories of yearning for Ireland, such as “The County Down,”
or songs describing the land’s natural beauty, which were exclusively sung in Irish. McCarthy classified the different song types in a much different way, but one that he asserted was far more accurate for the Irish. “Back in Ireland there are three types of songs – love songs, drinking songs and love of drinking songs.” In addition to their musical talent, Danú doubled as a comic act in many ways. There was much good-natured revelry amongst the band about the different counties of Ireland each member came from, especially as toward Martin O’Neill, the bodhrán player and lone Scot among the Irish. A definite highlight of the evening was a quick primer on how the audience’s cheers and whoops of approval vary from county to county around Ireland. Nic Amhlaoibh asked
the audience if they could do anything similar and the crowd responded with the full UConn Huskies cheer. Later in the set, McCarthy shouted, “UConn” during an instrumental break in one of the songs, and after, Amhlaoibh shouted out “UConn” during the downtime in between songs. Both times they were rewarded with a loud and prompt response from the crowd. “It’s like a reflex with you people,” Amhlaoibh said, laughing. Danú constantly showed their fun-loving character in all of their music and performing right down to the end of their show. For their last piece of the night, Danú played two traditional tunes sandwiching an untraditional bodhrán solo. O’Neill used the different pitched vibrations of his drum to play melodies, sound-
ing much like a bass solo in jazz. Among the music heard in the five minute solo were a standard 12-bar blues and the main bass riff from “Rapper’s Delight.” Afterward, the band reintroduced members one by one until all were on stage playing their final tune before taking a bow and moving off stage for the night. However, Danú was soon coaxed back to the stage by a long standing ovation courtesy of the whole house for a final encore tune. “It’s fun music. It’s not supposed to be heard on a CD, you’re supposed to be in the room with it,” said Grace Libby, a 4th-semester anthropology and political science double major of Irish descent. “There’s really no better way to spend St. Patrick’s Day than with authentic Irish music.”
Horse racing drama proved too real for HBO
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Horse racing has long withstood the deaths of its skittish, injury-prone thoroughbreds. Hollywood proved it lacks the stomach for it. HBO abruptly canceled its racetrack drama series “Luck” this past week after three horses used in the production were injured and euthanized during 10 months of filming over the last two years. The abrupt fall of “Luck,” which will end its single-season run on March 25, reveals the chasm between the racing and entertainment industries. At the track, a horse puts its life on the line so gamblers can stake $2 or more to win, place or show, with the industry and fans accepting the danger to animals and jockeys as a harsh part of the bargain. With movies and TV, which offer the on-screen vow that “no animals were harmed” in the making of make-believe, consumers have scant tolerance for harm to any creature. “More people are pet owners than ever before. More people have access to information about animals ... and care more about them,” said Karen Rosas, senior vice president of the American Humane Association’s TV and film unit, which monitors animal safety for more than 2,000 productions annually. During the past five years, the association encountered only one horse death outside of “Luck,” on the 2007 movie “3:10 to Yuma,” Rosas said. Losing three horses on a single project was “unprecedented,” she added. The racing world stands in sharp contrast in both the measure of loss and reaction to it.
In this image provided by HBO, horses race in a scene from the HBO original series “Luck.” The HBO TV channel ended the racing series “Luck” after three horses used in the realistic production were injured and euthanized over a period stretching from 2010 to last week.
Two horses died in Britain’s Grand National steeplechase meet last year, and four the year before, but the April event will proceed as it has since the 1830s. The 2008 Kentucky Derby euthanasia of a captivating filly, Eight Belles, clouded but didn’t derail the event that marks its 137th running in May. Last week, five horses died in the first two days of the U.K.’s
Cheltenham Festival steeplechase. Outrage erupted, as it had after previous multiple deaths in the prestigious meet, but it’s yet to be scuttled. In U.S. racing, there’s approximately one horse fatality per 500 starts, according to Dr. Rick Arthur, medical director of the California Horse Racing Board. He cited the Equine Industry Database posted online by The
Jockey Club, which supports thoroughbred breeding and racing. “Luck” filmed some 2,500 racing sequences, most a few slow, staged furlongs rather than all-out contests, Arthur said, citing estimated figures from HBO. Two thoroughbreds were put down after suffering fractures while running. The third was euthanized for a head injury suf-
fered when the horse slipped and toppled backward, an accident experts said isn’t uncommon for the fragile, high-strung animals. The losses provoked public dismay, along with pro and con debate about racing itself. Thoroughbred experts and those in racing say their acceptance of mortality in racing stems from an understanding of the animals.
Every beer drinker knows that they can head to their favorite local store or bar to imbibe their favorite brews. But where does the beer come from before that? Coincidentally, the laws of many states have a great impact on the way that customers can purchase beer—and the price they pay for it. Accordingly, the supply chain of beer often affects consumer tastes via the beer’s freshness and handling through the supply chain process. In most states, before you order a pint at the bar or pick up a sixpack at the package store, beer passes through a three tier system. This system was put into place following prohibition, and in most cases, prevents customers from buying directly from producers of alcohol (applying to beer, wine and liquor). Though many craft breweries have circumvented these legalities through loopholes and the ratification of recent legislation, allowing for bottle sales and growler sales in certain states, the vast majority of beer is still sold through the three tier system. The way it works is simple. First, breweries sell their beer to a distributor. Distributors are typically regional businesses that handle the portfolios of several breweries. Next, these distributors act as wholesalers to distribute cases and kegs to retailers: the bars and liquor stores that sell the beer to their customers. Some estimates assert that the three-tier system forces customers to pay over 25% more than the brewery’s price (after the distributors and retailers take their cut). This consequence comes with a double edged sword: customers not only save money from buying directly from breweries (when possible), but they also receive a fresher product than one that has traveled through the supply chain: yet another reason to drink local. For breweries that distribute crosscountry or internationally, the time and handling associated with the three tier system can dampen the freshness and quality experienced by the customer. Alas, this is the structure that is in place, and microbrewers must conduct business within it, where they are pitted up against much larger brewers who are unfairly favored by the structure of the system. But what about the supply chain before the beer is even brewed? Just like any other industry, the raw materials need to be purchased and delivered to the site of production. For beer, this means water, malt, hops, and yeast, of course. Most breweries will use the local water supply and employ a filtration system or additives to enhance the taste of the water and make it more suitable for certain beer styles. Though yeasts were once native to certain regions or breweries, now most American microbreweries will order their yeast strains from a specialized company such as White Labs or Wyeast, both suppliers for the brewing industry. Malt and hops are both grown by meticulous farmers in the U.S. and internationally, and much like wine grapes, come in many different varieties that directly impact the flavor and style of the beer. All of these ingredients need to be carefully sourced to ensure top notch quality inputs will yield the high quality outputs that customers so thoroughly enjoy. So the next time you enjoy your favorite craft brew, just stop and ponder for a minute about all the time and effort and collaboration that it took for it to reach your hand. Cheers!
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The cast of NBC’s “Smash,” featuring Raza Jaffrey as Dev Sundaram, Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn, Jack Davenport as Derek Wills, Debra Messing as Julia Houston, Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright, Anjelica Huston as Eileen Rand, Brian d’Arcy James as Frank Houston, Jaime Cepero as Ellis and Christian Borle as Tom Levitt.
1. Walking Dead (AMC) - 6,888 By Alex Sferrazza Campus Correspondent 2. Pawn Stars (HIST) - 6,450 3. Pawn Stars (HIST) - 5,861 Let’s be frank, NBC hasn’t 4. American Pickers (HIST) - 5,801 been a good network for a long 5. Swamp People (HIST) - 4,997 time. Gone are the days when shows like “ER,” “Seinfeld” 6. Jersey Shore (MTV) - 4,839 and “Friends” gave the network 7. WWE Entertainment (USA) something to brag about. Today 4,646 almost all of NBC’s shows have two things in common: relatively 8. WWE Entertainment (USA) low acclaim and awful ratings 4,572 – the exception to this is, of 9. Big Time Movie (NICK) - 4,122 course, the spectacular Thursday 10. NCIS (CBS) - 4,080 comedy block which is wildly
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acclaimed. Although it is brand new and it’s far too early to call “Smash” a hit, after six episodes into this show I can say that that kind of success would not surprise me in the least. “Smash” is, dare I say it, smashing. “Smash” follows the story of the production of a Broadway musical and given her recent popularity, it is about Marilyn Monroe, no less. Almost all
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songs performed on the show and although it was in created are both original and expertly to carry a storyline in a future presented by elaborate dance episode, it nonetheless could’ve routines. been summed up more quickly. Our main star Karen The adultery subplot with (Katharine McPhee) is the cliché Julia (Debra Messing) and small town girl from Iowa with Michael (Will Chase) was very dreams of becoming a interesting and we star. Who at this point see that the “good Smash in the season, has been mom” character, NBC cast in a small supportJulia, has a much 10 p.m. ing role in “Marilyn” darker side. the musical. There was a very Here in this episode interesting subplot we see her attempt to involving Julia’s land the role of Marilyn writing partner after the star, Ivy (Megan Hilty), Tom and his boyfriend, John, contracts laryngitis. The epi- getting Julia’s son out of jail sode also focuses on Ivy’s fear for marijuana possession that of being replaced by Karen as really showed how the writers Marilyn, with Ivy acting rather are more than willing to show mean around Karen. It adds all different characters of the an excellent balance, as Ivy is ensemble with each other. The becoming the character we love character of Broadway director to hate. I found the minor Derek Wills (Jack Davenport) subplot of Karen singing at a was demoted to a relatively bat mitzvah to be unnecessary minor role in the plot, which is a
great break from the abundance of screen time he’s been seeing in comparison to the rest of the ensemble. There was a rather minor subplot of Tom’s assistant Ellis going to a bar with the recently divorced producer Eileen but I feel this was nothing more than an attempt to give the entire ensemble screen time. In the end, the fantastic production values – Steven Spielberg is a producer on the show – make what is largely a filler episode an absolute joy to watch. While we don’t see much progress on the musical itself, this episode overall gave some great exposition on most of this fine ensemble cast. With seven episodes left before the end of the season, “Smash” continues to be must see television on NBC.
Slightly slumping, but still funny
By Jason Wong Staff Writer
“Oh no,” said my dad. “How dreadful,” said my mom. These are the sounds of the NCAA tournament. Whereas the UConn men’s team losing to Iowa State University, a higherseeded team, doesn’t officially qualify as an upset, it was nothing short of disappointing for the dozens of dedicated UConn fans who show up to every game and eagerly hoped for a repeat. As a direct response to the loss, Kemba Walker rallied the Charlotte Bobcats and they won a game for once, showing that good can come from tragedy.
‘Missing’ is do-not-miss program By Hima Mamillapalli Staff Writer
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While “Modern Family” is usually a reliably funny TV show, these past few weeks have been hit or miss. In “Me, Jealous?” Phil’s big potential client appears to act inappropriately with Claire, who becomes upset when Phil either misses or dismisses it. What was great about this storyline is that it provided a little more insight into Phil’s character. He probably realizes that his humor is corny, so it’s all the more important that his wife laughs at his jokes. Meanwhile, Cam and Gloria getting on each other’s nerves was interesting to see, given their similarities, and resulted in some amusing oneliners. However, the resolution of the conflict between Jay and Mitchell was predictable and more than a little trite. Following that, in “Aunt Mommy,” Phil and Claire go on a double date with Cam and Mitchell. After a few drinks too many, Claire offers one of her eggs as a surrogate for Cam, though she regrets the decision the morning after. Unfortunately the secondary storyline was a bit stale, as it followed the same pattern of tough Jay learning a few things about life and love
and softening up a bit. While it was cute, it has been done. Next, in “Virgin Territory,” Phil learns that Haley has lost her virginity and struggles to come to terms with it. Eventually he realizes that he is ok with it, and Haley appreciates the fact that Phil is a cool dad. Elsewhere, Mitchell tries to make up for ruining Jay’s memory of his hole-in-one, but predictably ends up doing the exact opposite. Again, in this storyline we see the pattern of Jay being a hardass who in reality cares about his kids. I wish that the writers would realize that we get it already. For me, the high point of the episode was when Luke and Manny stole Cam’s car to go for a joyride. In “Leap Day,” Mitchell scrambles to come up with a perfect birthday party for Cam. The storyline turned out well, and it was nice to see them as a loving couple without the comedy for a bit. The same cannot be said for the Dunphy storyline of the episode. I wonder how many times jokes about PMS have to be used before the writers realize it’s a cheap laugh at best? At the same time, Jay and Gloria’s storyline was fairly dull as well, up until Gloria slapped someone. While there were some great one-liners in
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A still from “Send out the Clowns” from season 3 of ABC’s “Modern Family.”
the episode, story-wise it didn’t stand out much. Finally, in “Send Out the Clowns,” Cam gets upset at Mitchell over his lack of support, while Phil tries to get a big listing back from an unscrupulous rival realtor. What I really liked about the episode was how relatable the conflicts were, especially the one between Cam and Mitchell. Everyone has friends who have hobbies that we might find silly, and it can
be difficult not to laugh or like Mitchell, roll one’s eyes when they go on about it. Still, I think the gem of this episode came at the end, when Claire screamed “What is tagging?” in regards to an old photo of herself on Spring Break. While these past few episodes have been hit or miss, “Modern Family” is still a great show to get your laughs.
Amidst the craziness of “March Madness” a new show surfaced last week on ABC that actually may be worth watching if you are into the whole “24,” Jack Bauer kind of thing. “Missing,” a new ABC drama, is about an ex-CIA mom (played by Ashley Judd) who travels to Europe to search for her son after he mysteriously disappears on a study abroad trip in Italy. Judd, a highly trained exCIA operative, takes it upon herself to find her son and as the first episode progressed, it becomes clear that she does not place much trust in government officials to help her with her mission. The first thing that popped into my head as I was reading the premise of “Missing” was the 2008 thriller by Liam Neeson, “Taken.” The film is about Neeson’s daughter, Kim, who travels to Europe with her friend and both mysteriously disappear. Neeson, like Judd, is a highly-skilled CIA agent who travels to Europe in search of his missing daughter and her friend. As the film progresses, it soon becomes clear that Kim and her friend were forced into the world of sexual slavery and Neeson will have to put his emotions aside to save the two girls. It is still too early to tell if there will be more similarities between the film and the TV show as the season of “Missing” continues. The first episode of “Missing” begins with Judd’s husband and son on a trip to Europe. On their way home, Judd’s husband, also a CIA operative at the time, ends up being the victim of a terrorist car bombing (or at least this was what Judd was told). Left as a widow and a single mother, Judd leaves the agency to better protect herself and her son. Flash forward 10 years, and Judd’s son, Michael, embarks on a summer architectural internship to Italy. Even though Judd is hesitant to send her son abroad, she finally agrees under the condition that Michael regularly contacts her. After two weeks of not hearing from her son, and a call from the internship saying that her son has been kicked out of his program, the worried mother travels to Europe to find out what happened. As you can probably guess by now, the beginning of this episode had a slow start and almost made me want to stop watching the show. But, if you get past the first 15 minutes, the action will pick up and you will be in for a treat. Judd is not only a worried, widowed mom, but she is also very convincing as a CIA agent as she fights criminals in Rome while in search for her son. “Missing” is a show worth watching especially if you are interested in spy dramas and if you would also like to see a female version of Jack Bauer. The show is a combination of Liam Neeson’s “Taken,” “24,” and the popular ABC drama series “Alias.” “Missing” airs on ABC Thursdays at 8 p.m.
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Muscular, menacing and now in 3-D NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve ever seen choreographer Matthew Bourne’s version of “Swan Lake,” you already know that his birds aren’t the usual delicate, fluttery ballet swans. They’re muscular, menacing and very, very male — and now they’re something else: 3-D, for one night only at a movie theater near you. When Bourne’s distinctive, testosterone-heavy flock swoops in Tuesday to some 220 theaters across the country, it will be only the second time a full ballet is presented in 3-D, after “Giselle” last year. It also follows by a few months the live (but 2-D) broadcasts of George Balanchine’s “Nutcracker” presented nationwide in December by the same company, NCM Fathom Events. For Bourne, whose 1996 “Swan Lake” was a hit on Broadway and in London’s West End and has toured the world on and off ever since, the prospect of a third dimension was at first daunting, but ultimately very exciting. “The astonishing thing about the 3-D is that it gives a sense of space,” the British choreographer said in an interview from London. “Suddenly you can feel the space between people. It’s quite special — so much better than I thought.” What it’s not, he emphasizes, is a special-effects gimmick: Things won’t pop out and attack you in your seat. “It’s not like in the popcorn movies,” he says. “This is more subtle — a feeling of immediacy, like you’re really there.” Because of the 3-D ele-
ment, Tuesday’s screenings won’t be live. Bourne and his company, New Adventures, prerecorded the performance last year in London with the same cast as last year’s fourweek New York revival, led by the broodingly charismatic Richard Winsor as the lead Swan/Stranger. An early version exists on DVD, but Bourne says it was great to have another chance to film it. After all, the show has gone through at least two major reworkings since it was born in 1995. “It’s changed a lot in those years,” he says. “We came to understand what we had.” What Bourne had was a monster hit, even though, he says, a few male audience members walked out in early years — something that never happens now. (A common misconception held by some who haven’t seen the ballet is that the swans are basically men playing women, in tutus. Not true: The men are men — hairy, bare chests and all — and female characters are played by women.) Besides the West End run, the Broadway run, the three Tony awards and the frequent international tours, Bourne’s show also earned a place in pop culture when it was referenced in the final scene of the 2000 film “Billy Elliot.” As Billy’s father arrives to see his grown-up son perform, it turns out Billy has become a Bourne swan. “That was a great ending, and it’s done us a lot of good,” says Bourne. He explains that it wasn’t a total surprise, since he’d been sent the original script of the film for comments — a script that had
In this Dec. 15, 2009 publicity image released by Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, the cast is shown from “Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.” Bourne’s testosterone-heavy flock, presented in 3-D, swoops in to some 220 theaters nationwide on Tuesday.
grown-up Billy dancing the traditional prince role. He mentioned it might be better if Billy grew up to do something a little more, well, rebellious. For NCM Fathom, which is presenting the screenings along with More2Screen, Bourne’s “Swan Lake” was a particularly apt choice to introduce more people to 3-D
ballet — a concept it obviously hopes will take off. (Future screenings are planned for other countries.) “This particular version has some very special qualities about it,” says Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom Events. He adds that of all the art forms, ballet fans have responded the most
Busy SXSW wraps with poignant moment AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stars of all stripes and celebrity hit town to close out South By Southwest, but it was a marching band that stole the show Saturday. Members of the Austin High band watched their star turn in the premiere of filmmaker Emmett Malloy’s “Big Easy Express,” then joined documentary subjects Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes and Old Crow Medicine Show in an outdoor concert at the University of Texas as the music conference fell into an exhausted heap on its final night. Across town, Timbaland held a listening party at Perez Hilton’s annual to-do. Norah Jones played her new album for an appreciative group of fans. Matthew McConaughey joined The Cult during a free
concert. Punk rock icon Bob Mould played “Copper Blue” in its entirety, bringing out the graybeards. And Peter Buck and Mike Mills of R.E.M. joined The Posies and Blitzen Trapper in one final tribute to Big Star frontman Alex Chilton, who passed away two years ago as he was due to participate in SXSW. Rumors of celebrity appearances swirled up and down Sixth Street, but few of them materialized as St. Patrick’s Day revelers clogged downtown Austin in a frenzy of partying that didn’t end till 2 a.m. last call. Superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Eminem and others made this the busiest SXSW ever, overflowing with celebrity, secret performances and high-dollar endorsements that made sure the festival looked nothing like the humble event that started 25 years
ago with just 200 bands spread over 12 clubs. With so much going on and plenty of places to get hammered on green beer, even the usually most exclusive events were easy to get into. It took a bumpin’ tuba line and a bunch of enthusiastic high school kids to shake off the glitzy veneer that had many longtime festival participants grumbling about the good old days and inject a little innocent joy back into the conference. With the UT Tower lit up in the background, the band took the stage, then laid down a rolling groove before joining Mumford & Sons on “The Cave,” recreating a powerful moment from “Big Easy Express” in front of thousands of fans on the lawn at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library. “That’s real music, ladies and gentlemen,” Marcus Mumford
told the crowd after the song. “That’s real music from real people.” Afterwards fans surrounded marching band members on the street and chanted: “One more song! One more song!” The love of making music and the community brought by close collaboration were the dominant themes of “Big Easy Express,” which made its world premiere earlier in the day at the Paramount Theatre, then was replayed for the crowd before the night’s concert. Malloy follows the three bands as they made a train trip from California to New Orleans via Austin. They covered 2,500 miles in a week and a half, playing music almost every step of the way and enlisting Austin High to join the fun in one of the film’s most delightful moments.
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enthusiastically to the concept of 3-D, according to the company’s research and its pilot screenings last summer of “Giselle,” another classic. “First of all, ballet on a big screen is beautiful,” Diamond says. “What 3-D does is accentuate the nuances — the depth of field, the height of jumps. It just brings the audi-
ence closer. Our goal isn’t to use 3-D as a gimmick, but to enhance the experience.” Bourne says he initially feared it could feel gimmicky, but was delighted with how it all came out. And, he adds, imagine the possibilities “The potential for the performance of dance is thrilling,” he says.
Beginning the senior bucket list By Purbita Saha Focus Editor Chapter 1 of the Senior Bucket List So it begins: the post-springbreak era, the final stretch. Seven weeks until the apocalypse for some, seven weeks until liberation for others. Either way, there are things that need to be accomplished before students start scalping their commencement tickets and The Daily Campus delivers its graduation issue. Seniors listen up, juniors get a head start and underclassmen take note; it’s time to make these remaining months in Storrs count. 1) Tap into UConn’s cultural scene Believe it or not, there’s on-campus entertainment that extends beyond the grand trifecta of Ted’s, Thirsty’s and Huskies. The Connecticut Repertory Theater puts on Shakespearean, Off-Broadway and original dramas on a seasonal basis, while Jorgensen plays host to a wide variety of concerts, dance performances and talent showcases nearly every weekend. Student tickets for these events are discounted to $7, so take advantage now. Every few months the William Benton Museum of Art and Contemporary Art Galleries cycle through innovative exhibits. Even the Natural History Museum holds explanatory workshops for the general community from time to time. Furthermore, the Mansfield Drive-In Theater offers a vintage movie experience for those who want to take in a summer film in an outdoor setting. And then there are student groups. SUBOG takes over the Student Union Theatre on Thursday nights with its comedy shows. Improv troupes set up shop around campus at unpredictable times, and ethnic dance teams often invite clubs from other schools for competitions at UConn. Best of all are the LARPers, who are a sight to behold as they charge around the library quad every
Wednesday evening. 2) Explore the Connecticut wilderness
According to some people, one maple tree is just as boring as the next maple tree. While living in New England doesn’t bear the same benefits of mountainous Colorado or sandy Arizona, there are many landscapes in the Northeast that are worth exploring. UConn has its own forest for fishing, kayaking, rock climbing and orienteering. Its many miles of trails span from the back of Horsebarn Hill Road, wrap around the Fenton River and extend onto the dike around Mansfield Hollow. A little further off campus there is Bone Mill Road, which is great for off-roading and ghost hunting, and Goodwin State Forest, which is 30 minutes away in Chaplin. Sky diving is also an extant activity in the area. Many students have taken the plunge over Tolland County, thanks to the UConn Skydiving Club and Connecticut Parachutists. 3) Test out new waters
“Something new” does not refer to the most recent flavor of ice cream at the Dairy Bar. UConn has some underground organizations, such as Quidditch and Dumbledore’s Army, that need to be explored. Try out break dancing during one of Illumin8’s workshops, or capoeira, which is a combination of martial arts and dancing. Get together a team of three and give the UConn Outdoors Adventure Race a stab. The relay-style obstacle course features canoeing in circles, climbing ropes, crawling through mud, solving puzzles and, of course, running. The race takes place all day April 15. It costs $75 per team.
So far there have only been three tenets to the bucket list. But there are many more to come. If you have any suggestions for me, feel free to send me an email at the address listed below.
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'Alcatraz' unlocks various mysteries got an innocent man being sent to Alcatraz, where he gets conditioned to be a serial killer – sounds like a pretty cool setup “Alcatraz’s” FBI Task Force for an episode, right? Well, yes continues its hunt for escaped and no. My problem with this episode inmates in this week’s episode. With the hunt for convict is threefold: its timing, its poor Tommy Madsen put on hold explanation of its plot devices due to a lack of new leads, and its negligent development the authorities focus on track- of Montgomery’s character. ing down the newest escap- First, the bad timing: this epiee, Clarence Montgomery. sode comes after it is revealed Montgomery was convicted that one of the main characters, and sent to Alcatraz back in who has been comatose after 1960 for the brutal murder of being shot by a sniper, is dying. his girlfriend. Now he has The other characters have been returned to present-day San trying everything to either stabiFrancisco to start a killing lize her or wake her up, but for some reason, this whole plotline spree. has been put on hold For those who without explanation, have never watched Alcatraz and barely referenced “Alcatraz,” some plot FOX at all. Throughout information is neces9 p.m. the episode, I’m consary in order to fully stantly wondering understand this epiwhat’s happening sode. Alcatraz, possiwith the comatose bly the most infamous character, but nothprison ever built, was closed back in 1963, with all of ing is ever said, like the event its inmates and guards relocated was somehow forgotten by the to other facilities. However, this writers. Second, the main plot device never actually happened. All of the prison’s staff and inmates is explained badly. The mind mysteriously disappeared on the control is introduced, and night of March 21, 1963, and shown for maybe 30 seconds, are just now starting to return, with brief subliminal flashes having not aged a single day of it occurring throughout the since. As dangerous as these episode. Its presence is not convicts were in 1963, many explained, nor why the warden of them¬ and even some of the chose to use it on Montgomery. guards and prison staff– have For something that leads to become more violent and deadly the deaths of four people in since then. Thus, an FBI task this episode, I think that there force was established to track should be a better explanation these individuals down and for the mind control device. Finally, while Montgomery bring them to justice. This latest episode has an is an interesting character, he interesting factor that has not needed more developmenbeen seen so far in the show. tal screen time; no joke, he’s Most of the flashbacks take basically seen throughout the place in 1960, before any legit- episode either cooking someimate civil rights legislation, thing or killing somebody, and so racism was heavily present that’s it. Where did he come throughout Alcatraz. However, from, and what’s his personalall of the escaped convicts ity like? Who really killed his have been white so far, mak- girlfriend? These topics are ing Clarence Montgomery the touched on barely, if at all. This was a good epifirst African American inmate in the show’s spotlight. This sode, with a really cool plot. episode details Montgomery’s Somewhere along the way, attempts to serve out his prison however, the writing became time without incident, only to flawed. This could have been face racism and beatings at a much better episode if betevery turn on the part of the ter attempts at explaining plot prison’s white populace. I’m devices and fleshing out charglad that the show has finally acters were made. This might documented these injustices – have been on purpose, for all I the subject had not been dis- know – “Alcatraz” is produced cussed in the slightest before by J.J. Abrams, the mind behind “Lost” and “Fringe,” this episode. An interesting twist occurs two of the most mysterious halfway through the episode, shows to ever air on television. when the warden subjects While Abrams loves to keep Montgomery to a type of sub- the audience in the dark, he liminal mind control that basi- may not realize how frustratcally turns him into a serial ing this tactic is to the viewer. killer. This alone is a shock- Hopefully, Abrams will soon ing turn of events, but becomes realize that if the audience almost mind-blowing when is already confused, confusing combined with a revelation: them further isn’t going to help Montgomery was framed for the situation. the murder of his girlfriend. So put this all together, and you’ve Stephen.Skudlarek@UConn.edu
Coming back with a bang
By Stephen Skudlarek Campus Correspondent
Norah Jones plays entire new album at SXSW
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Norah Jones unveiled something new at South By Southwest — again. Ten years after she shook Austin and the music world with "Come Away With Me," the 25 million-selling debut she released just weeks before the 2002 conference and festival, she returned to play her entire new album "Little Broken Hearts" at La Zona Rosa on Saturday night. "It's a little scary sharing these songs with new people, but we're all friends, right?" she asked a crowd of a few hundred. This was just the second time she's played in public the stylish yet deeply emotional material on the 12-song collaboration with Danger Mouse, out May 1. In an interview Friday, Jones described "Little Broken Hearts" as a concept album of sorts that examines a difficult breakup. She said she and Danger Mouse, the producer whose given name is Brian Burton, wrote most of
the songs as a team, working out lyrics and the instrumentation together. She thought Austin — in her home state of Texas — was the perfect place to share "Little Broken Hearts." "It seemed to make sense to come back to my new record," Jones said. "I'm just going to play the new record. I'm not even going to play any old songs because it's South By Southwest. It doesn't seem wrong to do it that way. It's fun. This is a festival. It's for new bands but it's also just for new stuff, so it feels right to do the new record." Vaguely psychedelic and introspective, she showed fans a different side. The album is something of a departure for Jones and another step in her evolution away from the jazzy sound of the Grammy-winning "Come Away With Me." "Is it weird hearing music you've never heard before?" she asked.
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A still from "Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism," episode 9 of season 3 of NBC's "Community." Alison Brie stars as Annie, and Donald Glover as Troy.
By Joe O'Leary Senior Staff Writer From Dec. 8, 2011 to March 14 the world was without “Community,” and for the most part no one noticed. The show has a very small following and would have been canceled years ago if not for its fans being one of the most fervent, obsessed fanbases in TV history who demanded its return. And so, on Thursday, the same day a syndication deal was announced with Comedy Central– all but ensuring the show makes it to a fourth season– “Community” returned to airwaves with a wedding, a memorable ratings stunt that has been used for nearly every sitcom, but gives it its own unique Greendale Community College twist. As the episode begins, Shirley is proposed to again by her exhusband Andre. She accepts and plans the wedding for that very weekend in Greendale, kicking off a few subplots. Shirley asks Jeff to give a speech at the rehearsal, not caring what it’s about. This backfires when
Jeff consults his heart about the his throw-away lines kill. For speech and it tells him to drink example, after severely injurheavily due to memories of his ing his butt, he quietly gasps at parents’ divorce. Meanwhile, the peak of the episode, “Could Troy and Abed decide to tone someone call all of the ambudown their “weirdness” and be lances?” normal for the wedding, while Pierce isn’t the only charBritta wants Shirley to forget acter who shines in “Urban the wedding, remain an empow- Matrimony.” Britta especially ered woman and start a sand- breaks out, revealing her femiwich shop with Pierce. nism, and anti-wedding attitude, “Urban Matrimony which stem from a and Sandwich Arts” family history of Community isn’t a perfect episode stay-at-home moms. NBC of “Community,” but She can’t run away 9 p.m. it’s a good characfrom her self-proter-driven episode. claimed destiny when Every major player she ends up planning gets time to shine, the wedding, going at and they all have it perfectly amid bad great lines. For instance, after memories. She breaks down just his dad died before the hiatus, as Jeff’s whiskey binge gives Pierce has been kicked out of him a breakdown, and their the family business. He wants combined romantic meltdown the sandwich shop to succeed in front of the rehearsal is absoso he’ll have something to lord lutely hilarious. Jeff and Britta over his dead father. When he are like oil and water in almost seems to have actually succeed- every way, which makes their ed, he heads to his father’s grave occasional relationship issues a for some gloating, completely joy to watch. Mix alcohol into in-character for the conflicted the picture, and they’re one of old man. Chevy Chase is still the show’s funniest teams. a comedic genius, and even While the episode mostly hits
with its jokes, a few characters get left in the dust. Troy and Abed’s plot largely falls flat, which I blame on their characters. We’ve had so many plots about the characters being weird that the episode feels like it’s treading water and repeating old jokes. Nothing is gained or lost; they’re simply there. At least they have something to do; Annie is left by the wayside almost entirely. A show with seven leads is going to have trouble giving everyone something to do, but since “Urban Matrimony” comes so close to top-tier “Community” it’s hard to ignore. Finally, “Community” is back on the air for the tail end of its third season, and things are looking pretty good as far as it getting a fourth. While “Urban Matrimony” isn’t a classic, it’s a good way to bring us back to the continuing adventures of the Greendale Community College study group we all know and love.
Comedy Central as animated as ever By Jason Bogdan Senior Staff Writer
With the spring season now in tow, it’s only appropriate that the new season of “South Park” would start like it always does at this time of the year. The premier turned out to be unapologetically vulgar, as the series is known for. There are two types of “South Park” episodes: the ones that take a week-long production cycle to make biting social commentary on new events and the others that make somewhatdated parodies around a silly premise. Everything about this latest episode is placed firmly on the latter. Making fun of how uncomfortably strict the security standards of the Transportation Security Association has been touched upon before, but this was the most overblown and Photo courtesy of tvguide.com gross yet. After Clyde’s mom has an unrealistic death caused A still from season 14 of Comedy Central's long-lived hit "South Park." The network has stacked Wednesday nights full of animated social by sitting on the toilet with critique and humor, starting at 10 p.m. the seat up, a TSA knockoff is used as a solution so people was legitimately hilarious. delivered in one of their stron- with a germ while shrunk in Twayne’s gut. won’t forget the basic etiquette Following “South Park” was ger episodes yet. Overall, animation fans had of keeping track of where the the season premier of Comedy Admittedly, there was sometoilet seat position is. Central’s other animated series, thing left to be desired, particu- plenty to like on Wednesday As such, the amount of toi- “Ugly Americans.” The net- larly when the plot included the night while waiting for “The let humor shown work’s current ad exploration of a demon’s stom- Daily Show” to air. For betwas more than the strategy of “Come ach to find a pyromaniac ant, ter or for worse, “South Park” South Park standard amount in for the South Park, which was still under the series’ continues on its usual streak of Comedy Central the show, to a point Stay for the Ugly usual air of melancholy. But for overused vulgarity mixed with 10 p.m. where it grows old Americans” might whatever it’s worth, this crazy moral messages. And “Ugly long before the episound lame, but the adventure for social worker Americans” has now proven to sode concludes. But quote was very appro- Mark Lilly had the consistently be a great follow-up for the the show’s usual priate for this week. witty dialogue that this show insanity from Cartman and message about how After all of the count- is known best for. Randall’s friends, simply for its opposite people take such insignificant less poop jokes, some good dry portrayal as a CSI knock-off style of humor. things so seriously was at its humor is just what’s needed had great punch lines, and the most clever here and the side to clean the palate. And that’s usually-gruff Frank Grimes was plot around paranormal lawyers exactly what “Ugly Americans” hysterical when falling in love Jason.Bogdan@UConn.edu
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» NCAA BASKETBALL
Gators top Norfolk St. 84-50, head to round of 16 OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—No big upset this time. Kenny Boynton and Florida were just too good for surprising Norfolk State. Boynton scored 20 points and the balanced Gators routed the 15th-seeded Spartans 84-50 on Sunday to reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. Norfolk State shook up the West Regional when it upset No. 2 seed Missouri 86-84 on Friday, and was trying to become the first 15 seed to reach the round of 16. Florida put a quick end to that idea, making five 3-pointers during a 25-0 run that made it 29-6 midway through the first half. The seventh-seeded Gators (25-10) made it to the regional semifinals for the sixth time in 12 NCAA tournament appearances under coach Billy Donovan. They will play No. 3 seed Marquette on Thursday in Phoenix after their second straight runaway win. Florida was 4 for 23 from beyond the arc in its tourney opener, but still managed to beat Virginia 71-45. It rediscovered its shooting touch early against Norfolk State (26-10), making five of its first eight 3-point attempts and 10 of 28 for the game. Erving Walker finished with 15 points for the Gators. Bradley Beal scored 14, Mike Rosario had 12 and Erik Murphy 10. The resounding loss put a damper on a fun couple of days for Norfolk State center Kyle O’Quinn, who got the celebrity treatment after collecting 26 points and 14 rebounds against Missouri. O’Quinn was a walking quote machine in the 24 hours after the shocking win over Missouri. He talked about how the upset even blew up his own bracket, how he watched the cheerleaders during breaks in the action and how he was more concerned with having fun than playing basketball in high school.
Florida's Kenny Boynton is surrounded by Norfolk State's Rodney McCauley, Rob Johnson, Jamel Fuentes and Marcos Tamares as they compete for a rebound in their third round NCAA tournament game in Omaha, Neb. on Sunday.
He wasn’t nearly as entertaining on the court against Florida. He missed eight of nine shots and finished with four points—his lowest output since he scored two points in a 32-point December loss at Illinois State. His only field goal was a first-half dunk, and he played only 23 minutes after logging 37 against Missouri. He didn’t get much help, either. The Spartans, who shot 54 percent and made 10 of 19 3-pointers against Missouri, shot 27 percent and were 4 of
24 on 3s against the Gators. Boynton, who had made just 4 of his previous 21 3s, hit from long distance to start Florida’s decisive run. The big surge featured the frenetic temp that Florida enjoys. The Spartans missed 10 shots in a row, and each time the smaller Gators got the rebound, they pushed the ball quickly up the floor. Erik Murphy hit back-to-back 3s, Bradley made one and Beal tipped in Scottie Wilbekin’s
missed 3 before Norfolk State ended a field-goal drought that lasted more than 7 minutes. Norfolk State got into the tournament by winning the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament. They carried an eight-game winning streak into the matchup with Florida and came into the arena exuding confidence—and played with it the first few minutes. O’Quinn, who took only 30 3-pointers for the season, opened the game by launching one from above the top of the
key. He missed, then went back on defense and blocked Patric Young’s first shot. Chris McEachin hit a 3, and Rodney McCauley swooped in to put back a miss, got fouled and made the free throw, and Norfolk State was up 6-4. Norfolk State’s small but loud cheering section loved it. Same for its yellow-shirted pep band. Then came Florida’s gamebreaking 25-0 run, and the Gators were on their way to improving to 22-0 all-time
against MEAC opponents. The Spartans’ next, and last, highlight came nine minutes later on a backboard-shaking dunk by O’Quinn. Problem was, that was the big guy’s first points of the game, and it only cut Florida’s lead to 33-13. If Norfolk State’s spirit was broken, the same couldn’t be said about its fans. They kept chanting “DEE-FENSE, DEEFENSE” even as the Spartans fell behind by 31 points in the second half.
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UConn finishes 21st QB Matt Flynn reaches agreement with Seahawks at NCAA tournament By Mike Corasaniti Staff Writer With six athletes and 11 points, the UConn women’s track and field team had their best NCAA finish in school history with a 21st place finish. The six athletes, senior Heather Wilson, freshman Lindsay Crevoiserat, sophomores Natasha McLaren and Celina Emerson and juniors Brigitte Mania and Ilva Bikanova, all contributed to the Huskies finish as all six earned All-American honors. Wilson grabbed one of her two All-American honors with her fifth place finish in the 800m. The other accolade for Wilson came in the distance medley relay in which
Wilson, alongside Mania, Emerson and Crevoiserat, took eighth place with a very fast 11:10.24. Two Huskies took home accolades when McLaren grabbed third place and Bikanova (who was named a Second Team All-American) jumped to 11th. The NCAA Championship meet marked the end of the indoor season for the Huskies, who will begin their outdoor schedule on March 30 with the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina. The men’s track and field team will begin their outdoor season on March 31 in Storrs with the UConn Spring Invitational.
RENTON, Wash. (AP)—The Seattle Seahawks are hoping another Green Bay backup turns into their franchise quarterback. The Seahawks reached agreement Sunday with Matt Flynn on a three-year deal, bringing one of the most wanted—yet unproven—free agents to the Pacific Northwest to try and solidify Seattle’s QB position. Flynn has been a career backup in Green Bay, stuck behind AllPro Aaron Rodgers—much the way Matt Hasselbeck was stuck behind Brett Favre before being acquired by Seattle in 2001. When given an opportunity, Flynn has shined. His best performance was his last, throwing for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a victory over Detroit in Green Bay’s season finale. That sealed Flynn as one to the top free agent prospects this offseason. He visited Seattle late this week and after a brief trip
to Miami, picked the Seahawks. Terms of Flynn’s deal were not released by the team, although owner Paul Allen took to Twitter to congratulate general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll on locking up Flynn for three years. ESPN. com reported that Flynn’s deal is worth up to $24 million. Seattle had inside knowledge of Flynn thanks to Schneider. Before coming to Seattle, Schneider worked in the Green Bay front office and was there when Flynn was drafted in the seventh-round out of LSU in 2008. He quickly became Rodgers’ backup and played in parts of 34 games over the past four seasons. He started once during the 2010 season, nearly leading the Packers to a win at New England. Then came his breakout start to close out the 2011 campaign, when he set Green Bay records for yards passing and touchdown
passes in a game. In his regular season career, Flynn has completed 62 percent of his passes and thrown nine touchdowns against five interceptions. Flynn’s deal answers one of Seattle’s big offseason questions. The Seahawks have focused mostly on bringing back their own free agents—most notably running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive end Red Bryant. The only quarterback with experience on the Seahawks’ roster is Tarvaris Jackson, who played through a difficult pectoral injury for more than half of last season that won him admiration in the Seahawks locker room. But he never took firm hold of the job. “We are really excited to bring Matt in here to compete with Tarvaris,” Carroll said. Jackson threw for a careerhigh 3,091 yards and had a passer rating of 79.2 last season. But he had just 14 touchdowns pass-
es versus 13 interceptions and struggled in the fourth quarter of four winnable home games that ultimately were the reason Seattle missed the playoffs. Jackson will be the incumbent heading into offseason workouts, but it’ll be an open competition with Flynn. And the similarities to the past can’t be ignored. It was before the 2001 season that former Green Bay and then Seattle coach Mike Holmgren wanted to bring a Packers’ backup to Seattle in the hopes of becoming the long-term starter. So Seattle traded for Hasselbeck, who eventually played a decade for the Seahawks, starting 131 regular season games and leading them to their only Super Bowl appearance. Like Flynn, Hasselbeck was a late-round selection who got few opportunities playing behind a star.
UConn battles Wildcats for NCAA Sweet 16 berth from HUSKIES, page 14 Mosqueda Lewis’ 21 points brought her total on the season to 511, making her the third freshman in UConn history to reach at least 500 points. “It feels good to finally be a part of it [the Huskies’ postseason history],” MosquedaLewis, told the Hartford Courant after the game. “But everyone has done such a great job of preparing me for this. I had no reason to be nervous.” Guard Bria Hartley added 18 points and five assists. Center Stefanie Dolson contributed 15 points, all of which came in the first half. Tonight, UConn looks to go
even further into the tournament when the Huskies take on the Kansas State Wildcats in the second and last game in Bridgeport. Saturday night, the No. 8 seed Wildcats squeaked by their first round match against No. 9 seed Princeton with a 67-64 win. Kansas State senior forward Branshea Brown scored her career high with 22 points and she also snagged seven rebounds on the night. Jalana Childs added another 15 points for the Wildcats. The Wildcats’ coach Deb Patterson told the Associated Press after the game that Brown was the game changer for Kansas State.
For the Huskies to advance into the regional in Kingston, RI next week, they are going to have to contain Brown and Childs after their hot games. Though the odds don’t seem to be in the Wildcats’ favor, the players are glad to be this far in the tournament. “I’m excited to be in the second round,” Childs said. “It’s my last tournament, so I’m going to make the most of it.” Tipoff for tonight’s game is at 7:05 p.m. and it can be seen on television on ESPN2 and online at ESPN3.
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Redshirt junior Caroline Doty dribbles the ball during UConn’s 83-47 win at the Webster Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on Saturday.
Stypulkoski: Avalanche, Sharks fighting for playoff spot
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leader and leading the league in points all without your franchise player and another all-world player on the ice for the bulk of the season don’t make you the most valuable player in the league, then something is definitely wrong.
Playoff Races Heating Up With just over two weeks remaining in the NHL’s regular season, division races and battles to make the playoffs are starting to heat up. As of Sunday afternoon, four of the league’s six division leaders were separated by only five points or less, leaving some of the
top spots in the playoffs still very much up for grabs. At the back end of the playoff race, Washington currently sits in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 78 points, but Winnipeg and Buffalo are hot on the Capitals’ heels as they are tied for ninth with 76 points apiece. The Jets, who are a sub-.500 road team on the year will have to flip that script a bit if they hope to unseat the Caps, as seven of their final 11 games are away from home – one of which is in Washington on March 23. The Sabres will also travel to Washington on March 27. In the Western Conference, things are just as open, as San Jose currently occupies the eight-
spot, but Los Angeles, Phoenix and Calgary all sit within two points of the Sharks. Luckily for San Jose, six of their final 11 games down the stretch will be at home, including a matchup with both Phoenix and LA. But the Sharks will also travel to Los Angeles to face the Kings twice over the final two weeks of the season, and those contests could go a long way toward determining the final playoff team in the West. Colorado’s playoff spot is equally in jeopardy, as they sit in seventh place but lead the Sharks by just a single point, leaving them well within reach of the teams on the bubble.
Agabiti: Manning should choose to play in San Francisco from WHERE'S, page 14 Denver Broncos Why Peyton would go there: The Denver Broncos organization wants Tim Tebow out, and with Peyton available, this looks like the perfect way to go about doing that. There’s also the John Elway connection. Manning and Elway are close and football free agency is often about marketing. If there’s anybody who can woo Peyton into coming to his team, it’s John Elway. Right now, the only thing the Broncos want more than Tim Tebow’s departure is Peyton Manning. This location isn’t purely about connections, though. The Broncos have some great pieces offensively and they have a defense that is capable of performing extremely well if it’s not on the field as often as it was when Tebow was playing quarterback. The AFC West is also extremely winnable – heck, the Broncos won it finishing a mere .500 last year. A playoff run for
the Broncos would almost be a guarantee. Why Peyton would not go there: The weather in Denver is pretty cold. According to the Weather Channel, the average temperature between August and December is about 29 degrees and the Broncos play outside. Peyton is a dome quarterback that played his college football in the warm and friendly weather of the SEC. Any Colts fans remember how mediocre Manning looked in the playoffs against New England a few years ago? If, for Peyton, the weather honestly won’t be an issue, then another obstacle might be the final team in the Manning Sweepstakes. San Francisco 49ers Why Peyton would go there: Every Giants fan on the planet knows that if Kyle Williams doesn’t drop that punt return during the NFC Championship game, there’s a strong possibility that they aren’t wearing their Super
Bowl XLVI champion shirt to bed tonight. The 49ers finished 13-3 with Alex Smith playing quarterback and his only job was not to screw anything up. Even if Manning came to San Francisco as 75 percent of the quarterback he was in 2010, the 49ers are looking at another strong run to the Super Bowl. There have recently been reports out that Alex Smith had a workout with the Miami Dolphins. It’s like he knows that he’s probably on his way out. San Francisco, to me, seems like the most likely. Why Peyton would not go there: Peyton has said he does not want to play against his brother to get to a Super Bowl. Honestly, this sounds a tad silly to me. If I’m Peyton, I’m signing with San Francisco regardless of what my brother is doing. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DanAgabiti
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Baseball (6-11) March 21 Yale 3:00 p.m.
March 23 West Virginia 5 p.m.
March 24 West Virginia 3 p.m.
March 25 West Virginia 12 p.m.
March 27 Hartford 3 p.m.
March 16 Seton Hall 12 p.m.
March 30 Seton Hall 2 p.m.
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Freshman forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis takes a shot over Prarie View A&M’s LaReahn Washington during UConn’s 83-47 win in the first round of the NCAA tournament at the Webster Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on Saturday.
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March 30 Georgetown 4 p.m.
April 1 Rutgers 1 p.m.
April 7 Columbia 1 p.m.
April 14 Notre Dame 11 a.m.
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Big letdown of the week: Men’s basketball versus Iowa State By Aaron Kasmanoff-Dick Campus Correspondent The Iowa State Cyclones pulled off a huge upset of the UConn men’s basketball team on Thursday night. The KFC Yum! Center was packed with fans to witness the 77-64 Connecticut loss. Coach Jim Calhoun was shocked at the result. “I’m surprised as anybody, clearly,” Calhoun said. “I imagine our players are, too.” Shabazz Napier dropped 22 points on the Cyclones in the loss. Coupled with Jeremy Lamb’s 19, the team scored 32 points in each half. The Cyclones were just too much, however, withstanding several UConn comeback runs. 14 points all at the end came from free throws for Iowa State. Calhoun remained positive about the team’s performance on the season, however. “This game was a disappointment; this season was not a disappointment to me,” Calhoun said. “I knew this
team could be really good, but we just didn’t reach that level.” Wish We Were There: Women’s Basketball vs. Prairie View A&M The NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship kicked off this week, and UConn entered the action with an 83-47 thrashing of Prairie View A&M Saturday. Kaleena Moqueda-Lewis scored 21 points in the contest, tying the record for points scored in a first tournament game appearance. She currently shares the record with Jamelle Elliot, currently coaching at Cincinnati. The offense started out rusty, but the defense carried the day. Connecticut currently leads the nation in scoring defense. The Huskies have given up just 46 points per contest. The No. 16 seed Panthers scored just 15 points in the second half.
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Delle Donne lifts Delaware women past UALR 73-42
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)—Elena Delle Donne made the most of her first NCAA tournament appearance on Sunday. Delle Donne had 39 points and 11 rebounds to lift third-seeded Delaware to a 73-42 win over 14th-seeded Arkansas-Little Rock in the Little Rock Regional. The Blue Hens (31-1) earned their first victory in three NCAA tournament games and ran their winning streak to 21 in a row. Delle Donne, the nation’s leading scorer at 27.5 points per game, was making her first NCAA appearance after leading Delaware to the WNIT the past two seasons. The junior didn’t disappoint, collecting 20 points and nine rebounds in the first half and helping the Blue Hens pull away in the second. Marian Kursh had 12 points for the Trojans (20-13), who were making their third straight NCAA appearance. Delaware entered the tournament as a trendy pick for a deep run, because of Delle Donne and the team’s success this season. The Blue Hens’ only loss was an 85-76 decision at No. 5 Maryland on Dec. 29. Even President Barack Obama mentioned the Blue Hens and Delle Donne when making his tournament predictions, picking the team to advance to the regional finals by beating secondseeded Tennessee along the way. The Blue Hens will face the winner of Nebraska and Kansas in the second round on Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 Delle Donne had 39 of Delaware’s first 56 points before taking a seat on the bench for good midway through the second half. She went 14 for 27 from the field, including 5 for 8 from 3-point range. Lauren Carra added 12 points for the Blue Hens, who had 10 players score. UALR, which trailed 32-22 at halftime, was just 16 of 51 (31 percent) from the field. Taylor Gault, the Trojans’ leading scorer, was 3 of 19 and finished with seven points. The Trojans stayed close early on, aided by Delaware’s 12-of-31 shooting performance before the break. The Blue Hens, particularly Delle Donne, put the game away in the second half—hitting 16 of 31 shots and leading by as many as 34 points. Delle Donne opened the half with a jumper, then added her fourth 3-pointer of the game on the next possession to put Delaware up 42-28. She scored nine in a row to put the Blue Hens up 51-28 before exiting the game for the first time with 11:58 remaining. After her fifth 3-pointer and another jumper, Delle Donne’s work was done— with Delaware up 56-30 and well on its way to advancing.
Gay helps Grizzlies get by Wizards, 97-92
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)— Rudy Gay scored 27 points, including five in the final 23.9 seconds, to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-92 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Mike Conley added 17 points and six assists for Memphis, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Marc Gasol had 15 points and Zach Randolph added 13. Randolph, Gay and Gasol had nine rebounds apiece, helping Memphis to a 53-40 advantage on the boards. John Wall led the Wizards with 25 points and six assists. Jordan Crawford finished with 22 points, and Kevin Seraphin had 12 points and 12 rebounds as Washington lost for the fifth time in the last six. Washington committed 21 turnovers. Memphis committed 14 turnovers while shooting just 40 percent. The Wizards trailed only 90-86 after Wall’s layup with 46 seconds left. But Gay connected on a 3-pointer with 23.9 seconds remaining and the Grizzlies hit their last four free throws, including a pair by Gay. Memphis was able to build its advantage in the third quarter and never trailed in the fourth,
although Washington did pull even with 8:23 left. Washington carried a 48-45 lead into intermission after an ugly first half that involved poor shooting, poor ballhandling and little flow. The Wizards shot better at 45 percent, but committed 10 turnovers. Memphis managed only 38 percent from the field and had seven turnovers. The difference for the Wizards was going 5 of 9 from outside the arc, including one from Crawford with 1.9 seconds left in the half, for Washington’s halftime advantage. Crawford had 16 points in the half, while Seraphin contributed 10 points and nine rebounds. Memphis, which hit only 31 of 51 from the free throw line in Friday’s overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors, struggled again, converting only 10 of 17 in the first half. They finished 27 of 37. The Wizards were only 1 of 9 after halftime from outside the arc. Memphis began finally showing life in the latter stages of the third. Conley hit a trio of shots early in the period, but the Wizards still managed to hold a 61-58 lead on Wall’s jumper with 5:29 left in the third.
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HUSKIES WALK ON THE WILD SIDE UConn faces Kansas State in NCAA second round matchup By Dan Agabiti Senior Staff Writer
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While UConn students were on their spring break, the women’s basketball team was getting their final practices in before the most important time of the season, the NCAA Tournament. Fresh off of the momentum from their last game, a 63-54 win against Notre Dame in the Big East Tournament Championship Game, UConn rolled over Prarie View A&M 30-4, 13-3 83-47 in the first round. Freshman forward Kaleena Mosqueda Lewis led the Huskies in scoring with 21 points, she also had seven rebounds. “She’s pretty efficient with her shots,” 20-13, 9-9 UConn coach Geno 7:05 p.m., ESPN2 Auriemma told the Webster Arena, Associated Press of Lewis. “She doesn’t Bridgeport need a lot of shots and that’s one thing that maybe helps her score a lot of points quickly. She takes advantage of the opportunities she gets. Going forward, if she plays like this every night, we have a chance.” Mosqueda Lewis did not look at all intimidated by the bright lights of the NCAA Tournament and was able to play solid basketball without being passive. “We’ve talked a lot about the level of aggressiveness she needs to have in the tournament,” Aureimma said. “Most of the teams we’ll play are pretty good and, generally speaking, those teams don’t lose. You have to knock them out.”
Redshirt junior Caroline Doty passes the ball during UConn’s 83-47 win in the first round of the NCAA tournament at the Webster Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on Saturday.
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Even as a 35-year-old, Peyton Manning still knows how to turn heads. Last year without Manning, the Indianapolis Colts were 2-14 and the season before, they finished 10-6 with him. They’ve decided to try their luck—see what I did there?—in the draft and with their first overall pick seem as though they’re taking the quarterback from Stanford. Manning’s surgery leaves questions about his arm strength and durability but reports from his workouts say that the 35-year-old is just as accurate as ever and his arm strength’s decline is negligible. But now, the question must be asked: where will Peyton go? From what I understand, there are three teams in the running for Manning: the Tennessee Titans, the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers. Here is a breakdown of the offers, strengths and weaknesses of each destination. Tennessee Titans Why Peyton would go there: Peyton went to school at the University of Tennessee and played for the Volunteers. The Titans also have plenty of money to throw at him when the bidding gets crazy. Not to mention, there are rumors that the owner offered Manning a lifetime’s involvement in the organization and essentially said that if Peyton goes to the Titans that he’d make him like another owner. Hard to say no to ownership of an NFL team. Why Peyton would not go there: There would not be a whole lot for Peyton to throw to. The Titans, thanks to freak running back Chris Johnson, are a team that really likes to run the ball. If I’m Peyton, I’m not going to want Kenny Britt as my number one option.
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Malkin is NHL’s MVP By Matt Stypulkoski NHL Columnist The Hart Memorial Trophy is an award that is given each year to the “player judged to be the most valuable to his team.” Evgeni Malkin is exactly that. Always a great player, Malkin has absolutely exploded this season and promptly propelled his name into the conversation of the current greatest player in the world. Putting up 87 points in 70 games will do that. Those 87 points are enough to put Malkin at the top of the list of league leaders, with his 40 goals placing him second and 47 assists is good for fifth in the league. But perhaps the most impressive part of Malkin’s season is not the numbers, but how he’s played it – without Sidney Crosby for all but nine games. Despite not having Crosby for much of the season due to his troubles with concussions, Malkin has paced the Penguins’ offense beautifully, and is the leading man in the secondranked attack in the NHL. On top of his offensive production, Malkin’s leadership abilities in the locker room have been key for Pittsburgh, as they have managed to stay within just two points of the Eastern Conference leading New York Rangers with just 12 games to play, and currently sitting in fourth in the conference. If keeping your team within arm’s length of the conference
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UConn falls to Air Force two games to one By Willy Penfield Staff Writer
The UConn men’s ice hockey team gave Air Force everything they had in the American Hockey Association quarterfinals but still fell, two games to one, in the best of three series in Colorado. With the series tied at one, the two teams hit the ice two Saturday’s ago to determine who would move on to the semifinals. Air Force came out on top 4-3 despite Cole
Schneider setting the UConn single-season goal-scoring record with two goals to get his season total to 23. Goalie Garrett Bartus set the single season saves record with his 33 stopped shots to bring his total to 2,816. He finished the series with 117 saves. The scoring started in the first period when Air Force’s Scott Holm notched a power play goal at the 10:47 mark. Schneider added the equalizer at 4:16. In the second period,
Schneider broke the 1-1 tie at the 7:53 mark after putting the puck past Stephen Caple on a breakaway. Air Force tied the game off a slap-shot from Tim Kirby at 14:32 in the second. The goal barely trickled by Bartus before being cleared from the zone. At the 15:40 mark, UConn took their final lead of the season on the power play with a goal by Corey Jendras. Air Force added two more, along with the game winning goal off the stick of George
Michalke at the 3:21 mark in the third. The Huskies had a few chances in the final minutes to tie the game but were stonewalled by Caple and sent home. Game one went to Air Force, 4-3, and the Huskies took game two, 3-1. After the series, Schneider was named AHA Player of the Week as well as being named to the AHA first team, with Alex Gerke being named to the second team. Unfortunately for the Huskies,
Schneider will not be back with the team for his junior season after signing a professional contract with the Ottawa Senators. He will begin his career in the American Hockey League with the Binghamton Senators. Schneider will join Binghamton beginning next week on a two-way contract, which determines a player’s salary based on whether he plays in the NHL or the minor leagues.
Cyclones dominated the Huskies
By Matt McDonough Sports Editor
LOUISVILLE, KY– It was Iowa State’s game from the opening tip. Royce White’s uncontested drive through the lane and slam gave the No. 8-seeded Cyclones (23-10) a 2-0 lead 28 seconds into the first half and they had control for the rest of the game. Iowa State ended ninth-seeded UConn’s (20-14) season by a score of 7-64 before a portion of the announced 22,131 at the KFC Yum! Center in the NCAA tournament’s second round. “The Iowa State team showed up at a different speed, a different level than what we played,” said coach Jim Calhoun. The Cyclones stretched the first half lead to as many as 22 points before the Huskies cut the deficit to 10 by halftime. “It’s my fault I didn’t get my guys ready for the game, and as a point guard, you’re supposed to guard the speed and I didn’t allow myself to do that,” said Shabazz Napier, who finished with 22 points and six assists. “We lost the game in the first half. We gave up a lot
of points... You do the same rim that that in the NCAA White opened the tournament, more game up with a often than not, you monster slam. lose the game. The What the future team you’re playholds ing against is a With retirement great team.” and the NBA call“I feel badly ing, as well as the Notebook that Shabazz unsettled issue is trying to take credit for regarding UConn’s ineligibilit,” Calhoun said. “Shabazz ity for the 2013 NCAA tourwasn’t the problem. We col- nament, it’s unclear what the lectively didn’t play like future of this team holds. It Iowa State did.” could be a rocky offseason. UConn is just the fourth Calhoun, along with Lamb and defending NCAA national Drummond, made it clear they champion to lose in their first weren’t thinking about the game of the tournament since future just yet. 1979 when seeding started. “We’re talking about Although the Huskies man- tonight’s game,” Calhoun said aged to cut the lead to six with when asked if he will retire 8:26 remaining, Iowa State from coaching. “We’re not had too much gas left in the talking about me. I think we’re tank and went on a 7-0 run to talking about that. I’m going to put the game out of reach. get on the plane tomorrow, go “Once we cut it to six, I felt home and do what I usually do, like if we dug down a little deep- and meet up with the team on er and tied it up, maybe it’s going Monday. So as far as my own to crack,” said Ryan Boatright. personal thing, I don’t think it “They played good team has any relevance here.” defense,” said Jeremy Lamb, “I haven’t really decidwho scored 19 points. ed on what I’m doing yet,” With a few seconds remain- Drummond said. “As of right ing, Lamb stole the ball from now, I know I’ll be back. I Chris Babb and missed a wind- haven’t really thought about mill dunk at the final horn on anything yet. We were still
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Sophomore guard Shabazz Napier drives during UConn’s 58-55 loss to Syracuse in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 8.
in season so I’m not going to mess myself up thinking about things like that.” Like Drummond, Lamb said he hadn’t thought about whether he had played his last college game before moving on the NBA. Alex Oriakhi, who like Drummond, only
recorded two points in the loss, said he hadn’t thought of where the team goes after the sour ending. “I’m going to let this one marinade,” Oriakhi said.